FARM LANDS-FOE SALE
SNAP—1,020 acres 80 per cent plow lan<l.
ltuuni»- water. Only $9 per acre. West
ern Land Co., 108 Central Ave., Great
4 ,400 ACRES good stock laud. Running
water. Price $5 per acre. $5,000 cash,
balance 10 years at 0 per rent. Western
Land Co.. 108 Central Ave. Great Falls
640 ACRES, noo acres plow lanil. Price
$8.50 per acre; nine year terms at 0 per
cent. Fapan, McCutrlieon & Price, 108
Contra! Ave.. fîront Falls.
1280 ACRES, noo acres plow land; balance
pood prass land. $2.500 cash, balance
nine equal annual payments at 0 per
cent. Fasan. McCutcheon & I rice, 108
Central Ave., (treat Fails.
PirniilC LAND SCRIPT, will frlve title to
government lands. Sii|>ply 1» low. Order
now Slinfer Investirent company
Central nvenne. flreat Falls.
HOMESTEADS, contests, f Hin«, plats, re
linqnlshment transactions, all land mat.
ters. A. L. Hesehe. lanil attorney special
lst. Great Falls. Mont.
1,100 ACRE8 all tillable, deep, loam soil
three miles from city limits, east of Great
Falls, Milwaukee railroad crosses north
end of property, admirable site for side
track, at a bnrpaln. If taken at once.
Price & Gibson. 804 First National Rank
bnlldlne. Great Falls. Montana.
"WICK"—The Piano With a Soul—made
bv a master. $">00 upward. Montana
Piano Co.. Rütte. Mont., distributors.
FOR SALE—Ore excellent three-year old
shorthorn bull; 2 lirooil mares. T>r.
Lonpreway ranch. I-owcr Belt civek. En
quire Norman Cummin«, or Box liai.
FOR SALE.—1,500 Merino ewes, tt years
old, $5.50 per head. W. K. Floweree,
Great Falls, Montana.
WANTED—Real men to sell our nursery
stock: cash weekly: outfits free. Ad
dress Capital City Nursery company, Sa
lem. Oregon. -
TELEGRAPHY easily accomplished in four
to six months, largest and best school
west of Chicago. We absolutely Riiar
antee to place you In Rood paying posi
tion minute yon qualify. Investigate to
day. Butte College Telegraphy, Lew
lsohn Block, ^Butte^___________
ASSAYERS. CHEMISTS, ETC.
LEWIS & WALKER, assayers, chemists.
108 No. Wyoming. Butte. Mont. Box 114.
tout & M c Carthy , assayers, chemists,
Mail orders especially. Box 808, Butte,
BYRON DeFOREST, collector of bad bills.
Great Fall». Mont.
IF INTERESTED In loan«, farms, «took
ranches or city property write Huntsberg
er-Glvens Co., Great Falls, Mont.
When you are tempted to make a
noise, just consider the bass drum
mer in the band. He works hardest,
creates the most racket, and gets the
Low Rate of Interest.
Buy terms. Call or Write na.
We Handle Public Land Script.
FRARY & BURL1NGAME
No. 11 First Nat. Bank Bldg.
GREAT FALLS, MONT.
Est. in 1800.
KNUT Cf.. N
Send as y o a r
birds, etc. We
mount them true
to life. Make rugs
of all kinds, do all
kinds of tanning;
horse hides and
cow hides; make
them into robes and overcoats. Ladies'
fur trimmings for sale and made to
FRANK LEMMER Taxidermist.
Medal Awarded at World's Panama
Pacific Exposition, 1916.
1001 Central Avenue. P. O. Box 688
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA.
We Live Here
AND CAN GIVE YOU
School Supply Co.
BUTTE PRODUCE DEALER PRE
DICTS PRICE WILL REACH
$4 IN THE SPRING.
Montana Has Shipped More Than 75
Per Cent of Its Crop: Advance Will
Continue Until Next July, When
California Crop Is Harvested ;
Calls for Quotations Received.
Mr. Farmer, if you have a few hun
dred bushels of nice, dry, mealy po
tatoes in the cellar, do not sell them
because the price is high. In a short
time they are due for another sharp
advance, and further advances are
expected in 'he spring. The potato
crop is very short in the east, and
eastern produce dealers are buying
Montana potatoes, wherever they
can find them.
Although Idaho, Montana and
Washington have shipped out the
greater part of their potato supply in
the past two months and have hardly
more than enough for seed purposes
in the spring, next month will see a
great movement of spuds from the
northwest to eastern markets. This
is the statement made recently by H.
E. Morier of the Morier Produce com
pany of Butte.
Shipping Spuds East.
"We have received four tele
grams from Minneapolis asking for
prices on first quality potatoes," he
announced. "We will be able to
load about 10 cars ourselves, and
other dealers here will be able to
make up a large quantity for ship
ment. Most of the Butte firms
have received orders for immediate
shipments to the east."
Mr. Morier said that the effect on
the price of potatoes in Butte will be
immediate. Potatoes have been sell
ing for $3 per hundredweight for the
past four weeks. "Within the next 20
days the price will jump to about
$3.50 or $3.75 per hundredweight."
he said. "I cannot say what the
price may be in the spring, but would
not be surprised if it reaches $4 per
hundredweight by April.
There is about a 60-day supply of
potatoes in Butte, the produce man
said. Montana has already shipped
out more than 75 per cent of ita sea
son's crop. Washington has shipped
about 60 per cent of its crop and
Idaho about 65 per cent. Washing
ton dealers are receiving daily calls
from the California market for po
"The three northwestern potato
states will have to use about one
half of their present supply for seed
ing purposes in the spring," says Mr.
Morier. "The other one-half is scarce
ly enough to last these states until
spring. If it is taken into consider
ation that a great part of this amount
will be shipped to the east within 20
days, the next month should see the
beginning of an unusual potato fam
ine in the northwest."
Little relief may be expected be
fore the 1st of July next year. New
potatoes from California in carload
lots may be expected from the 10th
to the 15th of July. Crates of early
potatoes from California and Texas
come to Butte as early as April, but
are of such small, q antity and of
such prohibitive price that they can
hardly be expected to fill the general
Wheat, and all
kinds of Grass
Seed G r a i n.
Send for our
Stands for Highest
Our vegetable and flower seeds
are the best quality that can be
obtained. We have a complete
line and will be glad to receive
your order for any quantity from
1 oz. up. Write today for free
Grain and Seed
TIKI IE WORLD
Washington—The federal reserve j
board is planning legislation to con- |
trol the flow of gold into the United |
Tokio —Carranza is buying muni
tions of war on a large scale from
Washington—If there is a paper !
trust the government plans criminal 1
action against the men responsible.
London—The Germans have laid
mines to within half a mile of the en-|
trance of Falmouth harbor, England. !
Washington—A bogus $10 gold cer
tifica te bearing the letter A and plate j
number 9 is discovered to be in gen- j
Washington—The stock subscrib
ing books of the 12 farm loan banks!
have been opened. The initial sub
scriptions are very heavy.
Duluth—The first domestic serv
ants union has been organized here
with 100 charter members.
Pittsburgh—Charles Schwab says
a period of depression is coming, but
that it will not be seriously felt for
several years following the war.
Chicago—It is reported here that a
fleet of foreign merchantile ships,
convoyed by warships, is on its way
to New York to load with wheat for
Washington—The postal author
ities have ruled that mail matter, left
on mail boxes, is not "deposited,"
and the government is not responsi
Washington—Nearly 93 per cent
of the government's expenditures
during the next fiscal year will be to
pay cost of war and in preparing for
New York—Juan T. Burns, consul
general at New York for the defacto
government of Mexico, has been ar
rested for shipping arms to Mexico
in violation of President Wilson's
El Paso—Villa followers drove a
railroad spike through the heart of
the eagle on the shield of the United
States consulate at Parral and tore
the American flat to ribbons.
St. Paul—The Non-Partisan league,
which controls the government of
North Dakota, is planning a cam
paign by which the farmers will be
able to control affairs in Minnesota
Los Angeles—An electrically oper
ated centrifugal machine gun said to
throw 3,000 projectiles a minute with
an initial velocity of 4,000 feet a
second is being tested out at Vallejo,
Summit, N. J. — Dr. Hamilton
Wright Mabie, associate editor of the
Outlook, is dead. He was 70 years
of age and was born at Cold Springs,
N. Y. He is survived by a widow
and one daughter.
Muskogee—A tornado wrecked a
country school house near McAlester.
Eleven children were killed, four fa
tally injured and eight seriously
hurt. Several homes in the neigh
borhood were destroyed.
New York—A five million dollar
fund has been raised by the Episco
pal church, the income from which
will be used to pension superan
nuated ministers. The minimum pen
sion will be $600 per year.
Pittsburg—Bernard Wesley Lewis,
scion of a wealthy Pittsburg
family, about to be arrested for the
murder of Maizie Colbert, an artist's
model, killed himself as the police
broke into his apartments.
St. Paul—Among the bills intro
duced by the farmers in the Minneso
ta legislature are measures designed
to regulate the sale of grain, trading
in futures and a more strict observ
ance of weights and measures.
New York—A. C. Bedford, the
new president of the Standard Oil,
says that in order to cultivate better
relations between the great corpora
tion arid the public he will at all
times be accessible to newspaperri n.
Washington.—President Wilson is
determined to continue his efforts
toward peace. If the entente reply
to his peace note fails to meet his
proposal for an early occasion for an
avowal of terms, the president will
make at least one more move.
Washington—The population of
the United States and territorial pos
sessions is 122,444,620, according to
estimates of the census bureau. The
population of the United States prop
er is 102,017,312. The first five cit
ies are New York, 5,602,801; Chica
go, 2,487,722; Philadelphia, 1,709,
518; St. Louis, 757,309; Boston,
Washington—The increase in the
national debts of Great Britain,
France, Russia, Germany and Aus
tria-Hungary is estimated by the fed
eral reserve board at $49,000,000,
000 from the beginning of the war
until the latter part of 1916. The
central powers' indebtedness is
placed at $20,000,000,000 and that
of the entente allies at $29,000,000,
London—Petticoat influence in
high places in the British army is dis
closed in the report of a board
censuring Mrs. Cornwallis-West and
a number of officers for actions de
trimental to the honor and rank of
Lieut. Patrick Barrett of the Irish
fusiliers. Mrs. Cornwallis-West be
came unduly interested in the lieu
tenant. He repulsed her advances.
Mrs. Cornwallis-West then used her
influence to his disadvantage. The
affair was investigated, and as a re
sult a colonel has been dismissed
from the army, and several other of
Washington — Secretary McAdoo
estimates that under existing revenue
laws, the government's deficit, June
30, 1918, will be $279,000,000 and
that in order to meet this condition
and give the treasury the necessary
working balance of $100,000,000,
congress will have to raise $379,000,
000 additional revenue during the
coming fiscal year. The secretary
takes it for granted that bonds will
be issued for $184,256,000 to reim
burse the general fund for $162,418,
000 estimated expenditures from
Mexican border patrol up to June 30,
1917, and for $21,838,000 estimat
ed expenditures for the Alaskan rail
way to June 30, 1918. This would
leave $194,817,000 to be raised by
THE MftBKET'S WPISPUTMIE 1EME» I« MOD LOOKS, ECOMOMIOl MICH POWER.
UM WEABH 8 QUALITIES AID LOW OP KEEP, AID GREATEST
ALl-AIDBID CAD »AHE PER DOLLAR OF PIICE.
at a X.°V a 8 r ee that it is cheaper In the end to buy a good car in the beginning, and by buying a
stuaebaker first, you take no chances of making a mistake. It is the greatest and surest motor car va'ue,
in every way, that there is to be had. We carry, at Billings, the most complete repair stocka of any or
afj I ? D ln Montana — also emergency stocks at local branches; we employ only first class experienced
mechanics; and we aim to give you the most car value, the best service, the fairest treatment
t-no the greatest motoring satisfaction, in every way. REASONABLE TERMS TO RESPONSIBLE BUY
ERS. Place your order early—we cannot get enough cars to make all deliveries promptly unless orders
are placed early.
WAREHOUSE & SERVICE CO.
_ . _ __ . OF MONTANA
LOCAL BRANCHES: Billings, Lewistown, Great Falls, Havre, Missoula, Williston.
USED CARS—If you ever want a good used car, see us. We give more value for the money in new cars, so
when we trade customers let ub have their old cars at lower prices than they ask others for them. See us sure.
ABOUND IN STATE
MONTANA LIKELY TO RIVAL
VERMONT IN WEALTH OF
Marble, Granit«, Onyx, Alabaster, Ser
pentine, Limestone, Sandstone,
Clays, Slate, Gypsum Found in
Virtually Inexhaustible Quantities;
Development Awaits Railroads.
One of the results of the many new
railroad projects proposed or under
way in Montana will be the opening
up of a source of wealth as yet
scarcely touched—the vast stores of
building materials, marble, granite,
sandstone, onyx, gypsum, cement and
slate that require two things, popula
tion and transportation, for their
most thorough development. It is a
fact not generally known that some
of these materials to be found under
the soil or on the surface of the
state are of a quality unsurpassed
in any part of the world and in some
cases the deposits are virtuallly un
limited. It is hardly an exaggeration
to say that with the growth of the
cities of the northwest until they are
ou a par in population with the great
cities of the east and the extension
over the state of a network of rail
lines the Treasure state will rival
Vermont with the wealth of its quar
Capitol of Home Materials.
Already Helena, Great Falls and
Havre ^re centers for the shipment
of sandstone and brick. At Clancy,
19 miles west of Helena, is a quar
ry that yields a high grade of gran
ite. It is this stone from which the
wings of the capitol at Helena were
constructed. The main body of the
building, constructed a number of
years previously, is of sandstone
quarried at Columbus in Stillwater
At Geraldine in Chouteau county
there are vast beds of a dark granite
known as shonkinite that are be'
lieved to be inexhaustible—it is prob'
able that a city the size of New York
could be built from the material
from this one field. There is only
one other place on the North Ameri
can continent—in British Columbia
—where stone of this kind can be
found. One block of it 150 feet high
extends for three-quarters of a mile
in the form of a towering bluff. Un
til the Milwaukee road was built to
within four miles of this bed of gran
ite quarrying was a commercial im
possibility. Now operations are be
ing carried on upon a small scale.
Sun Itlver Field Worked.
Eight miles southwest of Great
Falls on the Sun river bench is a
40-acre field of silica sandstone
owned and quarried by the Great
Falls firm of Grover & Leuchars that
has furnished the buildings for some
of the finest edifices in Montana.
Joseph A. Holmes, an expert in the
service of the United States geologi
cal survey, pronounced this sand
stone as good as any in the United
States. It is a buff-colored stone
and is quarried in two grades, for cut
Geo. M. McCole
Crndnnte and l'ost-Graduate under the
founder, A. T. Still, M. L>„ at Klrksvllle,
Member American and Montana Osteo
Suite 517 First National Hank Building
GREAT FALLS. MONTANA.
We maintain the noit modern plant In
Great Fall* fur rleanlnc ladle*' Bilk, wool.
Iiluah, satin and velvet dresses, coats and
skirts of any material, feathers, furs, etc.,
like new. We pay return charges.
HABRV 11. McCOLE
Great Falls Montana.
PHOTOS aid KODAKS
Mall your Films. Have your picture
taken at least once a year.
THE GIBSON STUDIO.
Great Falls' Leading photographer.
Stadia: Cor. 1st Ave. H. and 4th It
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA.
BROKEN LENSES DUPLICATED
Just like your old ones
on short notice. Let us
test your eyes. Beat
method for fitting the
eye in Montana.
S. O. HUSETH, Great Falls, Mont.
stone and for foundations. This firm
ships to Kalispell, Havre, Chinook,
Glasgow and Helena. The front of
the T. C. Power building at Helena
was constructed of this material and
it was used in the construction of the
more substantial government build
ings at Fort Harrison and Fort Assin
iboine. The cathedral of St. Ann
and the Masonic temple at Great
Falls were also constructed of sand
stone from these Sun river quarries.
The first two floors of the First Na
tional bank building, the loftiest
structure in that city, are of red
sandstone quarried five miles south
of Great Falls. Millions of feet of
a fine-grained sandstone lie un
touched in the river bank at the
big falls of the Missouri.
Brick Plants in Larger Cities.
Large quantities of brick are
turned out at plants at Great Falls,
Helena and Havre as well as a num
ber of other towns. Tile and sewer
pipe are also products of the big
yards in Helena. The brickyard at
Havre was opened up only last year
by the firm of Mauer and Young,
who have been unable to keep up
with the demands upon their plant.
At Great Falls is also located a
gypsum mill, the raw product for
which is mined at Riceville, Monarch
and Kibby. Throughout the state
are vast buttes of gypsum that await
Up near the Sun river irrigation
reservoir there are unlimited deposits
of fine-grained limestone which is
almost identical with lithographer's
Marble Stone Discovered.
Enormous quantities of cement are
produced at the tted Devil cement
works at Three Forks, and at Lewis
town a big cement plant is being
erected. Another cement plant is
expected to be opened up in Great
Falls this year.
Vast marble fields have been dis
covered in the Sweet Grass hills. The
beds of many of the creeks in that
district are white for the greater part
of their length. So far only the out
croppings have been touched, al
though W. G. Conrad at one time
operated a quarry in the Sweet Grass
country. As the best marble is far
from the surface and can only be
brought out by extensive quarrying,
it will not be possible for many years
even to approximate the value of
Montana's mountains of marble. In
Gallatin county there is an 80-acre
field of marble that is colored like
onyx, and beautifully patterned with
an iron stain somewnat after the
fashion of the streaks in a piece of
agate. The field belongs to the es
tate of the late O. P. Chisholm
Chisholm made of this ornamental
marble a mantel which he exhibited
at the world's fair at Seattle and
also at the state capitol at Helena.
Quarrying of a crude nature only has
been done in this field. Chunks of
the marble have been blasted out
with dynamite instead of being sawed
out as is customary in the grteat
quarries that are operated on a com
Ornamental Stone Found.
Onyx, alabaster and serpentine of
desirable quality are found in the
central part of the state. Near Nei
hart a dike-like formation of onyx
extends for 50 or 60 miles across
Thunder mountain. The commer
cial value of this onyx is yet to »•
ascertained. It is of a dark, smoky
Among the curiosities of the state
are the mountain of slate, discov
ered by a prospector in Meagher
county, and the field of obsidian, or
natural glass, in the Yellowstone Na
tional park on the Montana side, be
tween Mammoth hot springs and
Thumb station. In breaking a road
through this obsidian field it was
necessary to heat it and then shat
ter the substance by throwing water
This wealth of building material,
structural and ornamental, may be
expected to have an important bear
ing upon the "City Beautiful" pro
gram in Montana. In Greece the
vast marble quarries constituted an
important factor in the cultivation
of the sense of beauty and the rear
ing of stately temples and monu
ments in cities such as Athens and
Corinth. With marble and granite
close at hand, the cities of Montana
25 or 50 years hence may be re
nowned throughout the world Cor
their stately structures.
To Check Land S |ieculation.
Sir Max Aitken, lieutenant govern
or of Manitoba, says that of 100,000,
000 acres of land in western Canada
granted homesteaders, railway cor
porations and the Hudson's Bay com
pany, only one-third is being tille^.
He suggests as a remedy the New
Zealand leasehold system, by which
leases to land are made for 999
years, and which are practically free
WOMEN OF BUTTE 1
GIVE UP BOYCOTT
HOUSEWIVES' LEAGUE SEEKS
TO FIND OTHER MEANS OF
REDUCING LIVING COST.
Officers of Organization Correspond
ing With Outside Dairy Interests
in Hope of Inducing Them to Fur
nish Supplies at Cheaper Prices
Than Can Be Obtained Now.
Butte women are disappointed in
the results achieved from the appli
cation of the boycott to the high
cost of living problem and they, now
characterize this measure aB more in
the nature of a protest than a reme
dy. The newly formed Housewives'
league has undertaken to devise oth
er methods of lowering the cost of
foodstuffs to the membership. The
officers of the league are correspond
ing with the Farmers' Equity league
of Whitehall in the hope of induc
ing the dairymen of that region tc
furnish supplies in Butte at cheaper
prices than they can be obtained at
The contemplated investigation in
to the cost of coal has been held up
temporarily because of the attitude
of the government in inquiring into
the present and the proposed in
creased schedule of prices. T t was
the intention of the league to unite
with the Helena women's organiza
tion in investigating the reasons why
coal has advanced so much in price
Bince last October.
"Letters are being received every
day from farmers and ranchers in
parts of Montana, Wyoming and Ida
ho," said Mrs. Margaret Rozsa, one
of the leaders in the movement.
"They are all interested in the fight
against existing prices."
The Housewives' league was
formed a few weeks ago subsequent
to the organization of a temporary
citizens' league. It came into the
field after the man had failed to take
definite action to combat the exist
ing prices for milk, butter, eggs and
turkey. The women decided to stand
by a schedule of prions and to re
fuse to purchase in apy case in which
the price exceeded the amount they
had specified as being fair to prodno*
er and consumer.
Vacancies at Annapolis.
There are two vacancies in the
United States naval academy for
Montana boys, and a competitive ex
amination will be held soon for the
purpose of selecting candidates. The
appointees must be between the ages
of 16 and 20, and after passing phy
sical examination, attend the acad
emy for four years. On graduation
they become midshipmen in the Unit
ed States navy.
After a man han oeen married for
a while he knows enough to apologize
to his wife every time she does some
thing to offend him.
This is to notify our customers
that there is a very serious shortage
of fish this year. Fishermen are
catching so few fish that we must
pay higher prices to keep them fish
ing or they would not be even able to*
make expenses. The most serious
shortage is on pickerel and herring
and prices on these fish are very
high. Look for prices to advance
again very soon, dut rest assured
that we have the fish we advertise to
sell and will ship at our advertised
prices and we have the fish to fill all
SCANDIA FISH COMPANY.
Wl CAN'T CATCH ALL THI Pim
SO Wl ONLY CATCH THI SSST.
Fresh frozen Split Bock HerrlM De
Luxe—A 100 lb. box. «rs. «(t., $4.00.
Loose frozen honing, 100 lb. box, net
«It.. $4.25. Pickerel, per lb.. S Vic: Pike, Ii He:
Tulibee. 8We; Halibut. 14c; Cod. 13c; Salmon.
14c. All lish ahlpped la boxes and SAFE BEUVCRY
— Will »hlp »ny Sah from our MUCH P~™
DES MOMES. U.. MERKEN, t. 0.. or MMt, «. I.. 500 per 100
— ■ «cksfrom Duluth He per Ib. I
scmoia fish co.. $ g c^22 ~
Largest Fish Producers in Northwest
ALHAMUKA SUt of Hl AliS HOTEL.
Open the year around. A comfortable
homelike resort. Cuisine unexcelled. Baths
unequalled for rheumatism, etc. Rates, 115
Reduced Railway Rate*.—Ask »Kent for
10 day«' round trip conpon ticket. Write
for descriptive pamphlet.
M. J. SULLIVAN. Proprietor.
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