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The Butte daily post. [volume] (Butte, Mont.) 1913-1961, December 31, 1917, Image 6

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WONDERED WHERE SHE
FOUND ALE THE WORDS
Husband and Wife Have Little
Argument Which Nets
City $40.
T< ,.if's un< . husliand in Hutte who
, , . ...
h'e M.if 11 ' . to
■ \ It now the woman i. wound •
t ho lust vt l'il.' J. 1>. Hurgstaut
Li,I ex I in in ine In pnllee court u dis
.ri.nn- •• illep-d to have I...... cm
hull mil Ms Wife
. : ...... 1V .ft. ... until Frl
"• m 1 '
'• l of'
he flat
ibuvc them at 511 South Idah
Mrs. llulgstnlt pleaded gull
............. guilty. The com
a d that Mrs B
SILVER ROW CLUB TO
GREET INFANT YEAf
JAMES B. EVANS IS
BACK FROM THE CONGO
irlit and the propl
DETAINED RY POLICE
FOR INVESTIGATION
|
Frank Peterin was
by Patrolman J
no whether he has
ents. it Being said
th th<
on the
h. failed to app.ar for examination
when notice was sent J. J. Martin
was reported t«» • uttered remarks j
poiii y
1
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CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER
CARE OF THE MILKp
A campaign to educate housewives
throughout Montana on better care of
mill will be launched, says J R.
Ward. Butte veterinary, who read a
paper on 'Sanitation and Care of Milk
In Home«*' at the annual meeting of
the Montana Dairymen's association in
Whitehall last week.
"Removing Is.itle covers and expos
ing milk to licht and heat permit
germs to increase and milk to sour,"
"Bottles should covered and kept
in a cool place.'*
GROUND GLASS FOUND !
IN CANS OF tomatoes;
Warnings have been received her* 1
for people to watch out for ground
glass in canned goods. It is reported
that the «langerons stuff has been dis
covered in cans of tomatoes shipped
GERMAN AGENTS UNDER
SUSPICION IN BUTTE
Herman agents in Butte an* sus
pected of interfering with th*- distri
bution of questionnaires. Many have
l>een lost and it is said that secret
service m« n are on' the trail
MISTAKEN FOR MEDICINE
Mrs. Carl Mitchel of the Park block
took iodine last night for cough medi
cine through error and was rushed to j
the emergeney hospital in a serious '
condition. Treatment was adminis- j
tend and she was returned home,
where she is reported recovering.
ATTENTION. ALL EAGLES.
HON KING. W. P.
JOHN POWKRS, \V
ACCIDENT UNAVOIDABLE.
inquest on t
cone and Mis
•onduded late
The teatimon
e bodies of Fred
Jessie Wharton
Saturday after
showed that the
. unavoidable
of th-- North*
. re not to blarr
id that
Piu-ific
CLEANS THE BLOOD
TONES THE NERVES
The gratifying resulis attending the
faithful us«- «if the new medicinal com
bination, Hood's Sarsaparilla before
eating and peptiron after eating, are
seen in purer blood, stronger nerves,
improved condition of the whole uys
t«m.
The-y arc results tluit make this
«•ourse of treatment the most eco
nomical for sufferer a from impure,
Impoverished blood, weak, unsteady
nerves no other accomplishes so much
for each cent expended.
Hood's Sarsaparilla and Peptiron
aid each other, and to take both is to
derive a four-fold benclit.
If a laxative is needed in connection
with them, the gentle and thorough
Hood's Pills should be used.
REOPENING OF DISIBICT
DISCUSSED 0Y COUNCIL
Conditions in City Said to Be
Bad From a Moral
j Standpoint.
ReopenlnB of the Unite settreitated di»
I trtet waa dlacuaaad at the cm council
meetlni: Kuturüuy night by Aldcm.nu
, hark . s swan«*, who state-1 that he be
l such , u 1 «, [lie Ollli solutl.i'
: <lf , he vict , B ii UK tion. Ills appeal followei
i.v Alderman »tuen Fletcher
nuMt-Mi. complaints from thmoKhout th.
icitv that niions on the street at nigh
wire very l.u,I from the moral standpollf
i hief of Police J. J Murphv »a. ques
oneil l,v Major W. H. Maloney. ^ Th.
I led
COMPLETE REDECORATION
0F EMERGENCY HOSPITAL.
v hospital in the
i renovating and
office. ,\ coat of
applied and un
W <'. Matthews
is htinif added to
*s supplying Putte will be
•after. Dr. Matthews an*
Tnlv butter fat and solids
Last w*
II-, nd.*d bo
u s. ( 'ity ('hem
spot ted dairies.
APPOINTED TO ATTEND
THE AVIATION SCHOOL
Peru. ni P. Robinson, Butte high
sehool graduate and formerly em
1 loyed as painter for the Putte Klec
trie Railway company, has been ap
jluim.d t„ attend th« Officers' avia
^ ^m'at~"v^
Texas fur training.
Mr. Robinson enlisted Auer. 1 in the
marine corps and later obtained ap
pointment to enter the third reserve
officers' training; camp of the army
with the Leland Stanford university
unit. He decided to try for the avia*
tion commission, however.
Prior to enlistment with the ma
rines Mr. Robinson waa a junior in
the California university.
I elded.
I s.- of th.- auditorium in ihe publi
ibiar-. was vratiled to the Butte chapter
f the Red Cr.-s* on resolution by Aid
nan IV T. Malone-.. A petltuu was pre
a-v.ted bv J! A Callw . chapter chair
nan. saving present quarters in the Hen
[WANTS CONGRESS
MEMBERS TAXED
'
j
■I
F. J GARRETT
alai
epeal of the
for the lawmakers t.
ja privileged class. I 1
ing is tax dodging
though it has variot
W. E. REYNOLDS IS
BACK FROM THE EAST
W. E. Reynolds of the firm <»f Re
nolds and McDowell has returned fro
,i trip east, wh< re lu i i fiM
in floating a proposition to finance
Polaris mine, near Dillon. Mr. Rey
j nols reports that Lieutenant Oovei
McDowell, who is at present in the
• a.st. will g«> to Washington Jan. 3 for
the purpose of promoting the bill fo
the relief of homesteaders who haw
not made title to their lands.
HOEIOfiY RATES
The B. A. & P. railway will run spe
rial trains New Year's eve and Net
Year's night, leaving Anaconda 6:33
p. m., K p. ni and II p. in. Returning,
leave Butte 7:45 p. in., 9:4fi p. m.
12:05 a. in.— Adv.
HER TURN.
"Are you going
this afternoon?"
"No, it's ray turn to stay
be talked about." «
the whist club
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Butte Water Company's Basin Creek Reservoir and Basin Creek Park (Just Below.)
Mahomet commanded the mountain to come to him. When
the mountain showed a disinclination to move at his word, Ma
homet showed his wonderful power by commanding the moun
tain to remain where it was until he went to it. And they
thought Mahomet was wonderful.
The Butte Water company didn't go to the trouble to make
any commands. They went to the mountains first, and then
commanded the mountains to send to Butte their choicest
streams, their purest waters, their best stocks of aqua p-ira
merchandise. And the mountains obeyed, with the help of a
few engineers and workmen. So naturally the Butte Water
company, in the eyes of Butte people, has Mahomet's stunt
beaten to a dull-colored frazzle.
It doesn't appear such a wonderful accomplishment to the
water faucet opener of the Mining City. He simply stands in
front of the water faucet, waves a cup and declares he's either
from Oregon, Washington or Kansas. Lo and behold, the turn
ing of the faucet handle brings into his cup a portion of the
Highlands—cool, clean and clear. It's so simple. He doesn't
think of the miles of water mains, the huge reservoirs, the
monstrous dams, the purring power plants and the small army
of humans who all jump to his service as he turns an inani
mate faucet.
A number of years ago, when a water company began to
creep from the incubated shell of progress and civilization
in Butte, it was simply a question of drinking the water of
nearby Silver Bow creek or going into the mountains after
water. You've seen Silver Bow creek? Well, the company
backers saw it too, and they started for the mountains. They
began the collection of choice waters of the range much as
a careful botanist obtains floral specimens, analyzing, testing,
classifying each one separately. They dammed the Big Hole
river above Divide and they stopped Ihe waters of Basin creek
behind a huge concrete dam. They installed pipes, engines,
mains and systems and then last, and most important, installed
a motto of cleanliness and care.
The water supply of Butte is in no need of a public health
survey. Few cities of America drink waters from a source
as high as that where Butte's supply originates. Eight thou
sand feet above sea level, where snows cling to protected ra
vines the year round and where cold winds sweep when Butte
is sweltering in the heat, the rivulets creep from the snow
banks and become brooks, and brooks creep downward
through the purifying beds of fern and moss until they become
creeks, and the creeks flow into the huge lakes back of dams
From snow bank to reservoir there is never a possibility of
contamination, the streams flowing between protected and
pine clad banks and past no human habitation.
And of this sort of water there is plenty. There are the two
Basin creek reservoirs with a capacity of 345,000 000 and 60
000.000 gallons respectively , the South Fork reservoir with a
capacity of 13 500.000 gallons , the West Side reservoir with a
capacity of 14.000.000 gallons, the Moulton reservoir with a
capacity of 260,000,000 gallons and a High Senkt rim
back of Walkerville with a capacity of 3.000.000 gallons. (m
ed into a total il sounds like a congressional war approprié
and it represents the stock in trade of the Butte Wahr id,
pany.
The original water company of the city, named theS
Bow Water company, was organized and owned
Clark, H. L. Frank and others. It was sold in 1891 tothti
City Water company and again the same year 1
changed to the Butte Water company. In this year I
system was rebuilt and the Basin creek supply wasdevd
Early the next year the Big Hole extension w as added toll
company's holdings and the Moulton supply was pure!
from the Moulton Mining company. The Moulton su
developed in 1907. The property is now under them«
ment of Eugene Carroll, vice president. Mr. Carroll was!
engineer who planned and devised the system in Butte, i
his work has been the source of praise from some of then*
prominent engineers of America.
The company's motto of cleanliness has made there«
sites pleasure places for Butte people. At the reservoirs!
company has done some wonderful landscape gardening*
the walks and roads near these places are models °f
country. The lawns are set with beds of flowers an
trees. The power plants and other buildings are nc.
stantial and clean. In the power plants and pumpings
the company has avoided refuse and dirt with ^ e ? ara
of a Quaker avoiding sin. "Cleanliness," it is said, is
code word of the company. All waters are stern»
reservoirs and recently the company began to ms a |
strous sterilizing plant at the Big Hole station.
Some of the wonderful record of the Butte Hre deoa
is owed to the efficiency of the water system. 0
the fire department in a test carried simultaneous v
parts of the city, threw three two-inch streams o w-
height of more than seven stories. This would ma ^
sible to effectively fight fire in three parts of ( e C nM |
time, using three heavy streams in each place 1 s ro g
to carry to Butte's higher buildings. This is e 4 ua (
pacity of ten steam fire engines. The water system 1
so that the power of the higher reservoirs may e .
any time with that of the lower ones, insuring a ou
During the Symons store fire in 1905 there wcrc > ,°
water working at the same time, and since that y ca ^ ^
fOmnnnv Hnc inrraocaW ftio ranîiritv nf efficiency 01 r
company has increased the capacity of effi
liberal*
The policy of the Butte Water company has 11 .j
all times. When the United States and Germany'* ' clt
at war and the United States began urging its Cl 1 _ ce0 fffrtj|
vate "back yard gardens," the water company a .
free water for use on the gardens M3n T!f r .S«.
has at all times offered the use of the compan. • ^
to the government for any kind of use, and R' mH ' c(
leader in patriotic movements of Butte and Silver

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