Newspaper Page Text
Do Your Com Foil to Citas?
This Is & serions condition and re quires prompt attention Dr* IHavld Robert«* Wi Cow Cleaner Price 91.00 a bund gives quick relief. Keep It and prevent the ruin of your Read the Priclic«! Home Veterinarian feoitd Tor fr»c b.-ohlet »a Abort!«« lm Cows dealer in your town, write fir. David Roberts' Vet. Co., 100 Grand Avanue, Waukesha. Wit. if TH JLfV LOSSES SURELY PREVENTED OLAtn î» CUTra '* ,LUUE1 ""t -priced, 'Wf fresh, reliable ; P p referred by 9 Mg I H W western Block- " "T-ir! men, because they Ft iPB JHP protect where ether 1 vaccines fail. V If Write lor booklet and testimonials. #, 10 -dottskf.BlaeklxPill«, $1,00 V 50 -don pkg. Block!•( Pills, $ 4.00 Use any Injector, but Cutter's simplest and strongest The superiority of Cu years of specializing in VACCINES AND ONLY. Insist ON CUT-IKE'S. II unobtainable, order direct , Ifci Cottar likmlnr. Intilif. til., it Cklew, HL ■S products is due to over 15 ■s PARKER'S hair balsam A toilet preparation of merit. Helpe to eradicate dandruff. For Restoring Color and Beauty to Gray or Faded Hair 60c. and $1.00 at Drug-gists. à W. N. U., BILLINGS, NO. 52-1917. Conservation. She had long been noted for her economy in the culinary line, but it re mained for conservation to bring out Just what she could do, relates an ex change. They sat down to dinner and the soup was served. To the man-of-the house it did not seem familiar. It certainly was a new variety for, float ing on its surface were queer little puff balls. He prodded one and then he tasted. They were good and he tried another, but curiosity getting Hie bettor, he inquired: "Would you kind ly tell me just what this Is I am eat ing?" "Well," she replied, "if you must know, there was one batter cake loft from breakfast and I put it in the soup." Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure Catarrhal Deafness, and that is by a constitutional remedy. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE acts through the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the System. Catarrhal Deafness is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed. Deafness Is the result. Unless the Inflammation can be re duced and this tube restored to Its nor mal condition, hearing may be destroyed forever. Many cases of Deafness are caused by Catarrh, which Is an Inflamed condition of the Mucous Surfaces. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for any case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE. All Druggists 75c. Circulars free. F. J. - p ' rv, ToV/ir». Ohio. Homelike. There is something charmingly homelike to Americans in at least one passage of a recent alleged interview between a newspaper correspondent and Hie Russian revolutionary Foreign Minister, Mr. Trotzky. Said the Eus slan official, as the correspondent re ports him : "A few of our intellectuals who held ministerial posts got cold feet recently and resigned." Cold feet ! What is Eussinn for cold feet?—Chris tian Science Monitor. CUTICURA HEALS SORE HANDS That Itch, Burn, Crack, Chap and Bleed—Trial Free. _ In a wonderfully short time In most cases these fragrant, super-creamy emollients succeed. Soak hands on re In the hot suds Soap, dry and rub Cuticura Ointment Into the hands for some time. Eemove sur plus Ointment with soft tissue paper. Free sample 'each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept L, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. Re-enforced Concrete Dry Dock. The completion of the first dry dock made of re-enforced concrete was cele brated at Moss, a city In Norway. This dock Is in the nature of an experi ment, as it will receive ships of only 100 tons, 00 feet long; but It is said to be successful and much cheaper than steel and more quickly built. The shipyard that built this dock is now receiving inquiries for docks up to 8,000 tons. RED CROSS SERVICE. Red Cross Ball Blue gives to every housewife unequaled service. A large 5 cent package gives more real, gen uine merit than any other blue. Eed Cross Ball Blue makes clothes whiter than snow. You will be delighted. At all good grocers.—Adv. An Ultimatum. "Henry, we must raise the salary of our house girl." "AVliy, she's the worst we've ever had." "That doesn't make any difference. The Glifhersbys next door pay their girl 50 cents u week more than we pay ours, and I'm not going to have my so cial standing in this community jeo pardized for a paltry half dollar." The Quinine Tbit Does Not Effect Heed of J*.s tonic and laxative effect. Laxative wit hunt in tlie head. There Beca promo Quim causing nervousness "Bm be taken by any« or rlngl Quinine." B. W. 6ftOVB'>* Is only signature ia on box. 80c. Beds Must Have Been Large. Little Ethel had just returned from Sunday school and was looking very puzzled. "Mamma," she said, "Did they have very large beds in Bible days?" "I don't know, dear," said her moth er. "AVhy do you "Because," said the little girl, "our teacher said today that Abraham slept with his four fathers." isk?" when Vour Eyes (Meed Care Try Murine Eve Remedy No ömnülng — J-'st Fyo Comfort, 60 ccrta î>r*vvia*S " r trail. Writ« for Kreft J-?*« Kook. AlViUME KV tw iLIBMJLDÏ CO.. CHICAGO At JOBBER IS COMPELLED TO MAKE REFUNDS TO FARMERS EX CHANGE OF CONRAD." NEWS OF THE CAPITAL CITY Lightless Nights Are Now In Prospect for Montana Citizens.—Publicity Commissioner Issues Year ly Boosting Book. Helena—The Northern Produce com pany of Great Falls has been ordered by Hie United States fuel administra tion to immediately make refunds to the Farmers' Exchange of Conrad of excess margins charged, it is alleged, tor selling coal to Hie Conrad concern without physically handling it. The Northern Produce Co. charged, it is said, a commission of 75 cents a ton. The commission fixed by the gov ernment Is 15 cents. This ruling of Hie fuel administration will also up set the Helena price on coal as fixed by the county fuel committee which allowed local dealers to charge a prof it of 25 cents a ton on coal In carload lots which was hauled by the purchas er. The legal profit is only 15 cents a ton. Some time in November the Farm ers' Exchange. Inc., of Conrad, an or ganization of farmers, complained that Montana jobbers were not filling its orders for coal. State Fuel Adminis trator W. J. Swindlehurst looked into the matter and coal began to move in a hurry to the farmers' organization. Then it notified Mr. Swindlehurst in the meantime it had secured coni from the Northern Produce company, but it complained of Hie broker's fee of 75 cents that lie charged. The state fuel administrator notified Washington which acted. ★ ★ ★ State Pays Kail Losses. Farmers of Montana who insured their crops against loss by liai I with the state hail insurance department are receiving their money fro losses sustained. The department lias mail ed out warrants amounting to over $60,000. The losses incurred and Hie running expenses of Hie department for the year will he approximately $67.000. The premiums from the 255,000 acres insured will aggregate SKHI.OOO, leav ing a surplus of about $33.000. The state hail insurance department was created by the last legislature. There was no appropriation to begin operations. The business has been conducted by E. K. Bowman, chair man of tlie hail insurance board, and by C. D. Greenfield, the secretary. The maximum loss that can be in curred is $12 an acre. K. S. Wilson, of Koundup, sustained a total loss on about 400 acres of winter wheat, and he will receive a warrant for $4.590, the largest individual loss to be paid for the year. ★ ★ * Lightless Lights Now. Now there will be lightless nights supplementing the wheatless and meat less days, if the co-operation of the hydro-electric power companies of Montana, which Sta'e Fuel Adminis trator" W. J. Swindlehurst has been asked by the national administration to obtain, is secured. Administrator Swindlehurst, while admitting he cannot see just what good is to be accomplished by lightless nights Thursday and Sundays of each week when the current is derived from water power, will go to Butte, to lay before officials of the Montana Power company the suggestion of the nation al fuel administration that hydro-elec tric companies co-operate. "Electric signs ruling does not cov er hydro-electric power," wired the na tional fuel administrator, "hut suggest you strongly urge a patriotic co-op eration of power companies and con sumers to follow the spirit of tailing to eliminate all unnecessary light on Thursday and Sunday nights. Persons familiar with the situation in Montana expressed surprise that the national fuel administration asks that lights be dimmed when the cur rent is derived from water power. They point ont that power saved can not be used to replace power generat ed by steam, because the saving is only an intermittent one. ★ ★ ★ Fergus Bonds Declared Valid. Tlie $100,000 issue of Fergus county school bonds was declared valid by Hie supreme court in affirming Hie deci sion of tlie district court of Fergus county. Eobert B. Hamilton, a tax payer, attacked the validity of the is sue upon the grounds that that por tion of the law was ignored which pro vides that in tlie Issuance of county school bonds only the voters residing outside of Hie district in which the money is to be expended, can vite. ★ ★ ★ "Montana 1917." Commissioner Ulms. D. Greenfield of the bureau of agriculture and pub licity lias received from the press "Montana, 1917." and it Is now being mailed throughout the country to ad vertise Hie state's resources and op portunities. The publication Is 111 b.« trnted, and in addition to treating of •agriculture, mining, oil and gas! waterpower, fruit growing, slock rhlsing, etc,—gives each county of the state a special writeup. Tabffcs are included giving data on lands, weather, p'-eclpitutkm and oilier things. each resource^ GARDINER PACKING HOUSE IS READY FOR BUSINESS $50,000 Plant Replaces One Destroyed by Fire Last Summer.—One of Largest in State. Gardiner.—L. H. Van Dyck of this town, at an expendtlure of $50,000. has completed one of the largest packing plants and slaughter houses In the state to replace the one that was burn ed down several months ago. The storage portion of the plant Is capable of holding 1,200 head of cat tle, sheep and hogs - . The plant will turn out from two to five carloads of meat daily for the eastern markets and will be utilized also by the Van Dyck company next year in supplying all meats used in the Yellowstone na tional park. INSURANCE LICENSE IS REVOKED BY COMMISSION Drouth and Hail Company Put Out of Business Because Capital Stock Impaired. Helena.—The license of the Bankers Insurance company has been revoked by the state insurance department. Licenses of ail its local agents like wise were cancelled. The step was taken as the result of a Joint InvestigaHon of the affairs of the company by the Insurance com missioners of Montana and the Da kotas. —• "The Montana license is revoked be cause the company had impaired Its capital stock," was the official state ment of Deputy Commissioner of In surance W. F. McKee. He said he had not been advised as to whether similar action had been taken in the Dakotas. FARMERS NEED NO AGENT TO GET LOAN FROM STATE All That Is Necessary Is for Farmer to Write to Register of State Lands and State Wants. Helena.—It has eorae to the atten tion of the state board of land com missioners that in several communi ties of Hie state farmers who desire to negotiate farm loans from the state have been solicited by and in some instances have employed agents to do the business for them, paying them a commission. Applications have also beefi made to the state land board by several men to be appointed farm loan agents. These applications have all been turned down for the reason that there is no necessity for a farmer having an agent to negotiate a loan from the state for him, and the board desires the farmers to do business directly with it. In some instances the agent has made an agreement with the borrower under the terms of which the agent is paid a commission for a term of years. When a farmer desires to make a loan all he lias to do is to write Sid ney Miller register of state lands for the necessary blanks. BOY FALLS IN HOT WATER So Badly Scalded Skin Falls off When Clothes Removed. Big Sandy.—The six-year-old sou of Theodore Eeike, of near Hopp, met death in a peculiar manner. Mr. Eeike had made preparation to kill some hogs, but the weather became so disagreeable that he decided to post pone the operation, and had remov ed a tub of boiling water from the stove and placed it on the floor for a moment. In stepping backward the boy struck the tub and fell into it in a sitting posture, submerging the body from knees to armpits, burning him so badly that the skin came away in places with the clothing. They start ed immediately for Big Sandy for med ical attention but after reaching Esgle creek crossing. Hie storm became so violent that they lost their way, and shortly after reaching shelter at neigh boring ranch houses the boy passed away. FARMERS PLOWING AT NIGHT Missoula.—Farmers on the Flathead reservation have been plowing day and night during the present warm wave and already have more land ready for cultivation than was used last year. Gasoline tractors, dragging great gang plows, huge been working stopping all through December, mov ing with headlights at night. No frost is yet In tlie ground in western Montana and although a little without snow fdl recently it is believed that plowing will continue for some time yet. Too Big for Navy. Bozeman.—Because he is six feet, five and one-half inches tall, John AVidenaar, Jr., son of Mr. and Airs. John AVidenaar, who have a ranch near Manhattan, was rejected by nav al recruiting officials. The young limn, who only weighs 185 pounds, ap plied to Captain ciaxton of the local recruiting office for enlistment as a 0reman. The Bozeman official took up tlie question with the Salt Lake office, which ordered the man reject ed. Six feet, one inch is the maximum height for the nary. News of Montana Brief Notes Concerning the ^ + Treasure btate yf The government experiment station at .Bozeman reports that no grass hopper eggs have been found in the western part of the state this winter, and that consequently this pest will be less numerous next summer than for several years past. o o The date of the annual show of the Montana Poultry association at Boze man has been set for February 6-10 It is expected that more than 2,500 birds will be shown. o o The first colored man in Montana to receive an officer's commission hi the United States army Is Charles !.. Holmes, an employe of the Silver Bow r-lub of Butte. He has been appoint ed a second lieutenant and is now awaiting orders. o o The Great Western Sugar company's factory at Missoula has Just complet ed its first season's run. .Twenty-five thousand sacks of sugar, each weigh ing 100 pounds, were turned out. o o Montana's wool clip for 1917 amount ed to 18,200,000 pounds. 10 j>er cent less than the.1016 wool clop, which to talled 20,200,000 pounds, says E. A. Gray of Helena, agent of Hie Chicago and Northwestern railway. The high est price paid for the season was 0214 cents per pound. The majority of the wool was sold for 50 cents or a little less. o o A. E. Eklund, state fire marshal, believes that alien enemies are probab ly responsible for many of the destruc tive fires in Montana this year. He reports that there lias been an un wonted number of such fires due to incendiarism, and that Ids investiga tions have led him to believe Germans were the firebugs in many cases. * * ★ There are between 40 and 50 pro Germans awaiting action of Hie next grand jury in Hie state of Montana, said Homer G. Murphy, deputy United .States attorney, while in Billings. There have been a number of other arrests for disloyalty throughout the state recently. o o Albert J. Galen of Helena, former attorney general of Montana and now chairman of Hie district number one exemption board of the selective draft, has been notified of his appointment as a major judge advocate in the Unit ed States army officers' reserve corps. He expects to be sent to France, o o Possibility that the government will Increase its interest rate on farm loans has caused a rush to secure Montana state loans, according to the loan department of the Montana land office.. Loans are sought chiefly to buy seed. It is said. o o He has already James F. O'Connor of Livingston, speaker of the house at tlie last ses sion of the legislature, lias been ap pointed special counsel to the federal trade commission, left for Washington, D. C. o o To prevent grafters from operat ing in Montana under the guise of collecting money or articles for war purposes, the state council of defense has decided to supervise all appeals to the public for money and persons are asked to contribute only to those organizations that can present cre dentials showing "approved by state council of defense." o o Seventeen thousand men are now working in the Butte mines and cur rent reports show that the production is again about normal. The work in the mines is going on without inter ruption and it is expected that within a short time the output will be ma terially increased. O O The main higii school building in Havre has been destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at $35.000, of which $31,000 is covered by insurance. No cause for the blaze, which occur red at night, is known. o o Supervisor J. B. Seely of the Helena national forest, in his annual report, has recommended an increase of 10 per cent in the number of animals grazing in the forests, ns a war meas ure. o o Tlie strike of Helena electrical work ers which for several nights incon venienced business houses and resi dences in that city, has been settled by a federal mediator, stood a compromise on wage demands was readied. Fire of unknown origin destroyed tlie Knell cheese factory at Cor-nilK ( together with its machinery and S4.0W It is under o o worth of cheese. 1 „nee on any of tlie property, tlie . There was no insur >wn er having planned to lake out insur ance the day of the fire. o o Great Falls coal dealers have decld ed to charge a net profit of cents a ton. employed to determine the actual to the dealers. inly 2 An accountant lias bcei cos. o o Because of the antipathy of Hi American public toward anythin smacking of German antecedents. : number of insurance cotnpan; arc owned and controlled by Atueri cans but which have Germanic names have taken steps to change them, ac cording to word received by the stab auditor's office. Huv AGRICULTURE THE NATION The United States and Canada Have a Great Responsibility. This Is the day when the farmer has his innings. The time was when he was dubbed the "farmer," the "raosshack," and in a tone that could never have been called derisive, but still there was in it the Inflection that he was occupying an inferior position. The stiff upper lip Hint the farmer car ried, warded off any approach that Ids occupa lion was a degrading one. His hour arrived, though, and for some years past he has been looked up to as occupying high position. Agriculture, by a natural trend of economic conditions, stands out today In strong relief, as the leader fn the world's pursuits. Never in the nation's history have the eyes of the world been so universally focused on the farm. The farmer Is the man of im portance; the manufacturer of Us most necessary product, and he now enjoys the dual satisfaction of reaping a max imum of profit, as a result of his opera tions, while he also becomes a strong factor in molding the world's destinies. Manufacturers, business men, pro fessional men and bankers realize the i importance of agriculture, and gladly ; acknowledge It as the twin sister to commerce. In commercial, financial and political crisis, the tiller of the soil takes the most Important place. Maximum prices, the highest in many decades, show the world's recognition of the necessary requirement for more farm stuffs. The time was coming when this would have been brought about automatically, but war time j conditions urged it forward, while the farmer was able to secure land at rea sonable prices. Throughout several of i Never has such a condiiion been the Western states this condition ex Ists, ns also In Western Canada. known in commercial life. It Is truly an opportunity of a lifetime. I. arge and small manufacturing concerns and practically every other line of busi ness have been limited In their profits to the point of almost heroic sacrifice, while It Is possible today to reap divi dends In farming uneqnaled in any other line. Thirty, and as high as fifty bushels of wheat per acre at $2.20 per bushel and all other farm produce on a simi lar basis, grown and produced on land available at from $15 to $40 per acre represents a return of profit despite higher cost of labor and machinery, that, fn many cases runs even higher than 100% of an annual return on the amount invested. Such Is the present day condition in Western Canada. How long It will last, no one can foretell. Prices for farm produce will likely re main high for many years. Certainly, the low prices of past years will not come again in this generation. The lands referred to, are low in price at present, but they will certainly In crease to their naturally productive value as soon as the demand for them necessitates this increase, and this day is not far distant. This demand Is growing daily; the farmer now on the ground is adding to his holdings while prices are low; the agriculturist on high priced lands Is realizing that he Is not getting all the profit that his neighbor In Western Canada Is secur ing; the tenant farmer is seeking a home of his own. which he can buy on what he was paying out for rent, and many are forsaking the crowded cities to grasp these unprecedented op portunities. The tenant farmer, and the owner of high priced land, is now awakening to the realization that he Is not get ting the return for his labor and in vestment that it is possible to secure In Western Canada. Thousands are mak ing trips of Inspection to personally In vestigate conditions and to acquaint themselves with the broadening bene fits derived by visiting Western Can ada. Such trips awaken in a progres sive man that natural desire to do bigger things, to accomplish as much as his neighbor, and frequently result In convincing and satisfying him that God's most fertile outdoors, with a big supply of nature's best climatic and health-giving conditions lies in West ern Canada. The days of pioneering are over ; the seeker after a new home travels through all parts of the country on the same good railway trains ns lie has been accustomed to at home, but on which he has been accorded a special railway rate of about one cent a mile. He finds good roads for nutomobiling and other traffic; rural telephone lines owned by the provincial governments ; rural schools and churches situated conveniently to all ; well appointed and homelike buildings, and everywhere an indication of general prosperity ; cities and towns with nil modern improve raents, and what is the most convinc lug factor in his decision, a satisfied and prosperous people, with a whole hearted welcome to that country of a larger life and greater opportunities. I To Western Canada belongs the dis- j tinguished honor of being Hie holder j of all world's championships in wheat | nd oats for both quality and quantity. : For many years in succession Western Canada has proven her claim for su- j premacy in the most keenly contested National exhibitions and to her is cred Ited the largest wheat and oat yields i America has known The natural eon- ; ditlous peculiar to AY estera Canada ■ and so adaptable to grain growing has been an Insurmountable barrier for her competitors to overcome. In the last few years the yields of wheat and oats per acre have surprised the agri cultural world. As much as sixty bush els of wheat per acre has been grown on some farms, while others have fur nished affidavits showing over fifty bushels of wheat per acre, and oats as high as one hundred and twenty bush els per acre. One reputable farmer makes affidavit to a crop return of over fifty-four thousand bushels of wheat from a thousand acres. While this Is rather the exception than the rule, these yields serve to illustrate the fer tility of the soil and the possibilities of the country, when good forming methods are adopted. Western Can ada can surely lay undisputed claim to being "The World's natural bread bas ket."—Advertisement. How He Made Window Sashes, A young Welshman, a woodworker, applied at the work of a building ma terial company for a job. "What can you doî" Inquired Hie foreman in charge. "Indeet, look you," said Taffy. "X can do any joinery" work whateffer." "Can you make window sashes?" asked the foreman. "Surely !" was the laconic answer. "Well, just take off your coat and let me see you make one. So Taffy set to work, while the fore man went off round the works. The first sash the new hand attempted was a failure, so jdantiug it under the bench, Taffy got ahead with a second one, and had just finished it when the foreman returned and taking hold of t * ie sash, said, Call that a sash, do - vcr • L>on t believe I could find a worse one in the country. "Indeet," said the wood butcher, grinning, "you may find a ferry much worse one under the bench made from y° ur own timber !" Then be got a move on. Importantto Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTOKIA. that famous old remedy f or infants i nd children, and see that it - Bears the ^jÇr Signature ofiz f- rff** i In Use for Over 50 Years. Lhiîdren Cry for Fletcher 3 Castonz "Chariots of Iron" at Gaza. History repeats itself down to min ute details, the London Star reminds us, and recalls previous operations at Gaza related in the Book of Joshua. It says: "If that picturesque special corre spondent to whom we owe the narra tive of the sun and moon standing still in the valley of Ajalon had witnessed tlie onslaught of General Ailenhy's auxiliaries, he might have pictured Be hemoth wallowing on the shore and leviathan rising out of the sea. It is related in the Book of Judges that though the tribe of Judah took Gaza, they 'could not drive out the inhabi tants of the valley because they had chariots of iron.' "Allowing for the Intervening cen tures which have transformed the 'chariots of iron' Into tanks, we see that in this case the omens are in favor of tlie invaders, and we may reasonably hope that the clearing out of the Philistines will be final and com plete." Not Making a Cent. The father, In this moral little tale. Is a local manufacturer. Things hadn't been going well at the works, and ho came home tired the other evening. But the father is never too tired to help AVillle with his arithmetic. So when AVillle looked up from his book and asked : "Father, how many cents make a dime?" "Ten," replied father. "And how many mills make a cent?" pursued Willie. "Not a darn one of 'em, till this coal situation loosens up !" answered fa ther, emphatically. 4 To Cure ■ Cold in One D*t — Take LAXATIVS BBOMO QUININH Tan!««. DrngfflBta refond money if It falls GUO YU'S signature is on each box. cure. B. W. 30c. fn Sporting Terms. Friend—Why did you bring hack that regiment of boxers you took abroad? AA'ercn't they brave enough to fight? Captain—They were brave enough all right, but Uiey wanted to name their own referee, have the Germans put up a side bet of $10,000.000 and stage Hie fight In New York or Mil waukee.—Puck. j j ; Why use ordinary cough remedies, when Boschee's German Syrup has been used so successfully for fifty-one | years in all parts of the United States for coughs, bronchitis, colds settled in the throat, especially lung troubles. It gives the patient a good | night's rest, free from coughing, with easy expectoration in the morning, gives nature a chance to soothe the Inflamed parts, throw off the disease, helping the patient to regain his health. Sold in all civilized countries, 30 and 90 cent bottles.—Adv. - join the allies, even though we never can remember whether the llama is tlie ruler of that country or the sheep which are herded by the Lassa, ns shown in the geography.—Kansas City Times. toast. lar meal. BOSCHEE'S GERMAN SYRUP Uncertain About Tibet. AA'e are glad that Tibet is ready to No Short Rations. He—I would like to propose a UtUa She—Nothin' doin'. I want a regu-