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REMAINS VERY BRIGHJ 1 Expert From State Agricultural Col lege Says Drouth Is Only Exper iment Proving Montana. Great Falls, August 26.—Absolute faith in the future of agricultural Montana is the deduction reached by state agriculturists as the result of the most momentous experiment so far conducted in the west, according to Dean F. B. Linfield of the school of agriculture of the state collcgc and director of the United States ex periment station at Bozeman. "We have met the supreme test and every theory we have preached has been justified," the visiting dean de clared in discussing the situation. Weather conditions beyond the expec tation of any student of weather re ports covering the past 40 years in this state have fallen upon Montana and yet the sub-stations of the exper iment station have been able to pro duce crops ranging from eight to 12 bushels of wheat to the acre on dry land. On a 48-acre tract in the Havre dis trict in the center of the driest sec tion of Montana for the past three years a yield of 11 bushels of wheat to the acre has been harvested. At the Huntley station and the Judith basin station the yield will be from eight to 15 bushels to the acre. Crop rotation, advocated by the ex periment station for years, proved its utility wherever used and despite the unprecedented drouth, lieded a fair crop, declared Professor Linfield. This rotation includes an initial crop of corn or some cultivated crop followed by winter or spring wheat and then summer fallow with early plowing and regular elimination of weeds. On the ground small grains should be plant ed. In a bulletin now being prepared by the experiment station a review of the weather conditions which have pre vailed in this state for the past 40 years will be printed. This bulletin will be ready for distribution in about a month and will show that there has never been three successive dry years in Montana since the first records were kept 40 years ago. And, accord ing to Dean Linfield, there is very little possibility that it will occur again. In this state farmers can ex pect a dry year in from five to seven seasons and two successive dry years in from 15 to 20 summers. But such conditions need not be feared by the farmer who will follow the methods advocated by the agriculturists. There has never been a year in the past 40 years so dry as the present year and nothing has approached the drouth experienced by ythe sub-sta tion near Havre on the Assiniboine reservation for the past three years, yet under proper methods on a 48 acre tract the college authorities grew •wheat which has been harvested and has shown a yield of 11 bushels to the acre. "As an eastern expert express ed, if this land will do that under such abnormally poor conditions what will it do under normal conditions," the dean pointed out. "Take it from says the Good Judge Wise tobacco chewers iong since got over the big chew idea. A i;t«.lo chew of this real qualify iob:<eco piives them better cc* v fatten and they find ihclr c.iew= ing costs even With this class of înbr.cco, you don't need n fresh chew so often and you find you 're saving part of your tobacco money. THE REAL TOBACCO CHEW put up in two styles RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco Hfi-Bniton Company. 1107 Bmat New York City Popular Fiction BOOKS Come in and pick out what you want---we have them all. Hall Drug Co. Macaroni wheats stood up best un der the dry conditions, the experiment station records show, and corn yielded the best feed. Climate does not change materially in .any country, and Dean. Linfield said a study of climatic conditions of various sections and countries showed and he believes that the combination of dry conditions which were respon sible for the present shortage may never be expected to recur in this state. He pointed out as contributary causes the extreme high water of the late summer of 1918-1919 and the present season, which has produced less rainfall than any of the past 40 years between January 1 and July 21. E111TH COLBY PAROLED FROM STATE PRISON Spokane, August 2(5.—Miss Edith Colby, convicted December C, 1916, of the murder of A. C. Thomas, republi can county chairman of Sanders coun ty, Montana, was paroled from the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge, Montana, August 19, according to telegram received by the Chronicle today from the warden of the peniten tiary. She will be required to report once each month to the state board of pris on commissioners until March 14, 1924, it was stated. She left for her former home at Franklin, N. H. Miss Colby, formerly a resident of this city, was sentenced to a term of 10 to 12 years in the Montana peni tentiary following her conviction of the murder of Thomas, said to have resulted from a political quarrel, at Thompson Falls, September 28, 1916. RETURN OF FLU EPIDEMIC THIS FALL IS UNLIKELY Cincinnati, Ohio, August 26.—Re currence of influenza in epidemic form this fall is unlikely, said Health Offi cer William H. Peters of Cincinnati, yesterday, taking issue with Dr. Roy al S. Copeland, New York health com missioner. The state and nation has been "pretty well immunized by the disease last fall and winter," said Dr. Peters. Epidemics of such caracter as a rule do not strike twice in the same place, he said. "Of course, there will be instances of influenza, the same as we have had every year," he continued, "but I do not anticipate a recurrence of the dis ease in epidemic form." THEFT IS CHARGED TO GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS Paris, August 20.—German soldiers accused of crimes in formerly occupied regions are beginning to arrive at Lille, according to dispatches from that city to La Liberte. The men are being incarcerated in the citadel, where they will be held until tried. Among those who have arrived are Lieutenant Dinder, accused of swind ling and robbery in connection with the requisitioning of supplies, and Lieutenant Schmitz, accused of steal ing silver plate. Two others have been arrested at Strasbourg and are awaiting transfer while warrants have been issued against others, among whom is General von Zolner, who is alleged to have ordered the deporta tion of young men and women from Lille. SHOPMEN OFFERED FOUR CENTS AN HOUR RAISE President Wilson Says Any Greater Increase Would Boost the Cost of Living. Washington, August 25.—President Wilson today submitted to representa tives of the six railroad shops crafts a proposal to pay shopmen about four cents an hour increase, on a basis of ten hours pay for eight hours work, retroactive to May 1. The president told the committee •of 100 representing the shopcrafts that any greater increase now would greatly increase the cost of living and therefore was inadvisable. Certain classes of shopmen, car in spectors,' repairmen, who have been receiving 63 cents and 58 cents re spectively, would be paid 67 cents an hour under the proposed scale. The shopmen's representatives told the president they would submit the proposition to their members, whose original demands were for an advance of 25 per cent. The president request ed that the men not act on the orig inal proposition of having a congres sional commission pass on the wage demands. A vote of the shopmen on this proposition is now being tabulat ed. The increase represents a concession amounting to approximately one fourth of the demand made by the shopmen. MONTANA HISTORY MAKERS TO HOLD CONVENTION Former U. S. Senator W. A. Clark, one of the richest men in the world, has issued a call for a meeting in Helena September 10, of the framers of the state constitution. Of the 75 men who engaged in that momentous task only 25 are alive and they are scattered throughout the length and breadth of the land. The men who framed the state charter belong to the Society of the Framers of the Montana Constitution, who met in Hel ena in 1889. Only 25 members of the original convention personnel remain out of 75. Many have died while others have gone from the state. It is probable some of the latter will return for the convention. Officers of the society are: W. A. Clark, .president; former Governor Joseph K. Toole of Helena, vice pres ident; Henry Knippenberg, Indianap olis, secretary; W. M. Bickford of Mis soula, treasurer. Four of Butte's original delegation of 15 representatives will take part in the activities of the organization. They are Senator Clark, Gen. Charles S. Warren, Eugene E. Dickerson and Peter Breen. Mr. Dickerson was a page in the convention. J. E. Gay lord, formerly of the Butte delega tion, now lives in Bridgeport, Conn Former Governor J. E. Rickards lives in Berkeley, Cal., while Francis E. Sargent resides in Washington, D C. The following eight members of the original delegation have died: E. D. Akin, Hiram Knowles,, F. F. Court ney, Leopold Schmidt, W. W. Dixon, G. W. Stapleton, William Dyer and J. Hogan. The society was formed in the fall of 1890 in the offices of Senator Clai'k. A meeting was held in Helena in 1890, and no other convention took place for 20 years, until 1911, when Senator Clark called a meeting in Helena. Delegates to the first constitution al convention mot in Helena July 4, 1889. The assembly was in session for 45 days. On November 8 Presi dent Harrison issued the proclamation making Montana a state. NEW TRIAL DENIED TO "LONG GEORGE" FRANCIS "Long George" Francis must serve his sentence of from six to twelve years in the penitentiary unless the supreme court reverses the judgment of the Havre county court. Judge W. B. Rhoades of Havre has denied the application of Francis for a new trial. A writ of probable cause also was denied, but Francis' attorneys were given 20 days in which to com plete their appeal to the supreme court. Odell McConnell of Helena and J. P. Donnelly of Havre appeared for Francis at the hearing on the motion for a new trial, and A. A. Grorud, as sistant attorney general, and C. R. Stranahan, appeared for the state. Francis is now at liberty on $12, 500 bail supplied by 10 Havre resi dents. Because of "Long George's" spec tacular escape after conviction on a charge of stealing a colt and his equally sensational reappearance in court after an absence of 18 months, his case has attracted statewide at tention. He is known in many part« i of the west as a daring and expert 1 horseman and has won prizes in "wild west" stunts in half a dozen different ' states. He took part successfully in the recent "roundup" at Bozeman dur- , ing the state Elks' convention. F rancis was convicted in February, 1918. He obtained a few moments' liberty from officers ostensibly for the purpose of obtaining new bonds- ! men, and kept going. Efforts of state officials and stock associations of the west failed to find trace of him until he voluntarily surrendered himself, riding into Havre in an automobile. He obtained is liberty on $12,500 bail while a motion for a new trial was pending. Many affidavits in his behalf were submitted in support of his plea for a new trial. One juror at the original trial is said to have sworn that he voted to find Francis guilty because another juror threat ened to throw him out of the window if he voted for acquittal. Francis' original bond of $2000 giv en before his trial, was declared for feited, and a judgment rendered against Jack Mabee and George F. Coulter, the bondsmen. They have asked for a rehearing, and the case will come up at Havre on August 28. Mr. Grorud will atteint the hearing. TWO MILLION ARMY BLANKETS OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC Washington, August 1">.—The war department offered for sale to the public today its surplus supply of wool, cotton and mixed fabric blan kets, of which approximately 2,000, 000 are now available for the market under conditions which will make them directly available to the ultimate con sumer. It was announced that instead of restricting the sale to bale lots of twenty or twenty-five blankets as was originally planned, an individual may buy one or more blankets up to the limit of one bale. This change in the sale conditions was made in order to prevent the large buyer from "cor nering the supply." In addition to distributing the blan kets between sixteen designated sales centers, they will be made available to other committees through bulk sales to municipalities. Prices run from $6 for new all-wool blankets to $1.25 for reclaimed cotton blankets. State Topics Helena—House passed $5,000,000 drouth aid bill. Eureka—Hydro-electric plant to be developed on Grave creek. Saco— 98 per cent sign up for North Milk River irrigation project. Legislature could help farmers by repealing fish license law. Bainville—Roosevelt county will spend $200,000 on highwayys. Clearing house to help farmers in dry section established at Billings. Is it not time the business elements of the community get into a fair and square frame of mind toward public utilities and allow them to make mon ey the same as any other business. Paver roads will link all national scenic parks in western states. Scobey—$145,754.10 contract let for construction of water and sewerage system. Simms—200 acres mostly irrigated land sells for $100 per acre. Butte is paving many streets and is having cement gutters put in. Great Falls—Anaconda was one company which responded with alacrity to Washington's call for manganese, expending $750,000 here for construc tion of a ferro-manganese plant. About 1000 tons of ferro were produ ced which the company had to sell at a sacrifice after having held it for months and being threatened with still greater loss. It is now producing carbide in the furnaces but hopes to yet be able to produce ferro-manga nese. Shelby lets $10,450 contract for con struction of new sewer system. Ronan —Up-to-date cold storage plant and meat market to be erected. Helena—Modern hotel for tourists to be built here. Helena—Contracts for three new road projects in Montana let for $68, 370. "Socialist demands for government al price regulation will not be heed ed—they should not be. The law pro vides means for curbing profiteers, but we must accommodate ourselves to the fact that basic prices, for prod uce and labor and manufacturer's will remain comparatively high for a long time, perhaps until the world has re covered from war, possibly perman ently."—The Union, Indianapolis. Dillon—Shipment of 80,000 rainbow •trout fry planted in streams. Wheat in Flathead valley yielding 12 to 22 bushels per acre. Bids on 2 bridges across Missouri river at Great Falls to be opened on August 25. Estimated cost $467,000. Montana winter wheat yield aver ages 5.5 bushels per acre. Roosevelt Memorial association from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Mon tana met at Portland, Ore., August 18. Montana's quota $25,000. Harlem Milling Co. now grinding 1919 wheat. Havre—Hill county to vote on $200, 000 bond issue to provide seed for farmers. The milk wagon drivers want $55 a week and six hour day. The railroad firemen want increased wages, auto matic feeders to fire the engines and two firemen on the large engines to watch the automatic feeder work. Higher wages, less work, and shorter hours is the slogan. The cost of high living has only started if this program of decreased work and production is continued. Whitefiah—Local businessmen form $40,000 corporation. To establish creamery here. M I »sou La—Construction of tempor ary daffi irr',** north channel of Miss oula rivet as *itc of new theatre be gun. Lrstti%*Um —Work on concrete bridge aeroYellowstone river, on Livingston-Helena park-to-park high way commenced. Cut Bank—City council awards $32,488 contract for sidewalks. Belt—City council lets $21,850 con tract for water plant improvements. Missoula—Beet acreage in Bitter Root valley to be doubled next season. Wolf Point—Site purchased for $25, 000 garage. Helena—Construction work begun on packing plant at East Helena. Deer Lodge—$30,000 bond issue to be voted September 2 for new city school. There is no longer any argument against the sugar beet, every com munity that can grow them is anx ious to get the industry started. Whitefish—City council increases annual tax levy from 20 to 25 mills. Whitehall potato growers organize. Butte—Installation of new .street lighting system started. Butte—5000-acre ranch in Big Hole basin brings $100,000. Fort Benton—Choteau county to vote on $500,000 bond issue for relief of drouth sufferers. Great Falls—$216,000 bond issue for extension city water mains to be voted on. Lewistown—Fergus county to vote September 2 on $500,000 bond issue to aid drouth sufferers; $700,000 road bonding proposal and $15,000 bond is sue for erection second unit of high school. Poplar—$200,000 bond issue plan ned in Roosevelt county. COL. THEO. ROOSEVELT COMING TO MONTANA New York, August 24.—In an effort to stimulate the membership of the American legion, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, one of the found ers of the organization and a member of the joint national executive com mittee will leave tomorrow on a four weeks' speaking tour through the A Service of Safety A bank, of course, keeps your money safe. And it just as surely can help you handle your money safely. For instance, a checking account here is more than a simple convenience. It is a guarantee of security to you in the transmission of funds. It enables you to kec\? your money instantly accessible without danger of loss. Checks Protect You Your checks drawn on this bank carry your money to all parts of the coun try at the cost to you of a postage stamp. Checking enables you to keep track of your money in a systematic way. The stubs in your check book carry suffi cient entries to do this. 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When you buy'" Y and E" Fire-Wall Steel Filing Cabinets you pay only the price of an ordinary cabinet, but you get "Built-like-a Safe" construction. One fire would convince you. Why wait for a fire? Glasgow Courier Dealers middle and far west, it was announ ced tonight. Colonel Roosevelt's trip will include Minnesota, Montana, Ida ho, Oregon and Washington, speaking in the larger cities of each state. For the Kitchen The housewife has realized the truth of the old adage, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." But good cooking requires choice meats and groceries. We carry a complete line of fresh meats and groceries. We are making a Special this week of Picnic Hams and Lard in Pails at 35c per pound. CITY MEAT MARKET "WE STAND BY WHAT YOU BUY." Uncle Sam is going to sell his sur plus food supply through the mails. Our advice would be to order through the mail only that which will keep until it arrives next spring.