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Dry Goods "Kabo" Corsets The "Burson" Hose Ladies' Summer Underwear Blankets and Comforters Slickers, Cravenettes and Raincoats You will be needing something in this line soon..........Don't forget we have them. WIBAUX . . . MONTANA Men's Furnishings Derby and Soft Hats—Latest Blocks Odd Trousers—$1.50 and up The "Russell" Work Gloves The Wibaux Pioneer KANE & 8HEAR, Publishers PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT . . Wibaux, Montana . . SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year — — — $1.50 Six Months — — — 1.00 Three Months — — — 0.50 Entered as second-class matter January 17, 1907 at the Post-office, at Wibaux, Montana, under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 The last horse bus has disappeared In London. The service rendered by in army of these outfits in the days gone by is now performed by 1,500 motorbusses. Ice cold drinks are refreshing from the standpoint of immediate physical ;omfort. but taken in large quantities there is no getting around the fact that they are a tax on one's digestive apparatus. That a better day is dawning in China is forcefully shown in the re port from oue of the western provinces of the empire, where 1,000,000 acres formerly given over to opium culture ire now growing wheat. It's a mighty dry season when the crab grass cannot find moisture enough where the joints touch the earth to warraut its sending out roots. Yet luckily this is the pickle that a whole lot of this grass is in iu many localities this year. Incidentally it makes the pulling job a whole lot easier. The title of bird man has certainly been earned by Vedrines, a French aviator who recently covered a dis tance of seventy-seven miles at a speed of 155 miles per hour. This exceeds by a good deal the speed at which any human being has ever traveled and equals or surpasses the speed of the fleetest birds. A Montana ranchman who was "baching it" mistook white arsenic for baking powder iu preparing a batch of biscuits, ate of it and died. The Incident points to the wisdom of plain ly labeling cans containing powders and other substances used in cooking and of bachelors making early negotia tions for competent and permanent housekeepers. Figures for the first three months of the present year on certificates of pure breeding required by customs officials for the free entry into the country of animals Intended for breeding pur poses show that 710 horses were im ported into the United States. Of this number 337 were Percherou, 252 Bel gian draft, 65 Shire, 20 Shetland, 15 Clydesdale, 13 Welsh ponies, 6 Hack ney and 1 thoroughbred (trotter). The small boy who has not seen fhe elephants and kangaroo in the big circus parade by the time he is teu or eleven years old has missed a legiti mate part of his traiuiug, aud his dad die is opeu to pretty severe criticism. A Kansas farmer seems to have broken the record in the matter of a rapid couversiou of wheat into bread. In just thirty minutes from the time the standing grain was cut in the field it was being eaten by the grower in the shape of baking powder biscuits at a towu bakery. While peas and turnips are in no way related, they flourish under the same conditions of cool weather and moisture. This is why the pea grow^ lo perfection during April, May and early June, and why turnips do best sowed very early in the spring (for market use when small), or during September and October. The North Dakota experiment sta tion at Williston made a depth test iu the planting of Early Ohio potatoes, putting the seed four, six, eight and ten inches deep. At digging time the yield of the plats was 87Va. 78, 83 and 49 y 2 bushels respectively. The experi ment proved that the depth at which potatoes are commonly planted gives the best return. It has always been beyond the writ er's ken why, instead of making an ap petizing, substantial and wholesome loaf of bread, bakeries—most of them —still persist in putting good flour into a loaf that is putiky, unsubstantial aud unsatisfying—just an aggregation of cells of carbonated air. the consump tion of which is reduced greatly be cause of its flimsy character. The mallows, the sprawling vinelike weed, bearing roundish leaves, pinkish jlossoms and a fruit the shape of a flat button, is a deep rooted weed, but can be readily killed out by cutting the plants below the crown aud keeping any seed from maturing. A feature that makes it an especial nuisance is that it thrives during dry weather and often covers the ground after tilled crops are too far along to cultivate. Not in many years has the writer noticed the many varieties of shade nud forest trees in northern states so loaded with nuts aud seed as this sea son. A white ash tree which we saw the other day had limbs beudiug low with the weight of its winged seed. Walnut, shag aud smooth bark hick ory trees are loaded full of nuts, as are also the irouwood, elm and oak. The same is true of cherry, apple and plum trees, many of which are break ing down with their weight of fruit. An excellent substitute for the but ter fat contained in whole milk in the feeding ration for calves is made by preparing a gruel of equal parts of oil meal aud wheat middlings. The meal should be mixed dry aud a pinch of salt added. This should be stirred into boiling water. Before feeding add as much milk as one has to spare. Calves given this ration seem to do as thriftily as when fed on whole milk. It may be added that shelled corn should be kept before growing calves, as they relish it and it does them good aud with the ration mentioned gives a good balance. The report of the condition of the cot ton crop issued July 5 by the bureau «f statistics of the department of agri culture is a most encouraging one aud Indicates that all records will be bro ken if present favorable conditions continue. The report shows that on June 25, the time the last data was gathered, the condition of the cotton crop was 88.2 per cent of a normal as compared with 87.8 on May 25. 1911; 80.7 on June 25. 1910; 74.0 on June 25, 1909, aud 80 per cent the June average for the past ten years. Not only is the condition of the crop the best this year, but the acreage is larger by considerable than In any previous year. _ The writer has found the following method a very simple and effective one in disposing of potato bugs: Mix one fourth pound of paris green with five pounds of finely powdered air slacked lime and inclose in two thicknesses of gunny sacking. Hold about a foot above the plants and rap gently with a stick or old iron spoon as you pass along the rows. Better results will be had if the vines are dusted in the morning, when the dew is on aud when there is little or no wind blow ing. This plan has two advantages over the sprinkler method — greater economy in use of materials and the lime tends to prevent any burning of the vines by the paris green. Besides, there is no water to pump aud no so lution to stir. And now comes a physical geogra pher of the University of Wisconsin who makes the statement that the presence of growing timber on water sheds has no influence whatever iu the matter of regulating the flow of streams aud thus tending to prevent damage by floods and freshets. Either the gentleman is a good deal wiser than those who have preceded him in (he study of forestry and the majority of his contemporaries or else is off his base and has something to learn. Inasmuch as the next few years will see the expenditure of a good deal of government money in the reforestation and protection of these very water sheds, It would seem the part of good sense to determine beyond peradven ture which of these two views is cor rect. The Nebraska experiment station has lately issued bulletin No. 122, entitled "Cost of Growing Crops In Nebraska." The figures presented in the bulletin were gathered by correspondence with the best farmers in various communi ties. They show that it cost farmers of the state on an average 29.G cents per bushel to produce corn. 32y 3 cents to produce oats, 54.9 cents to produce wheat, $5.37 per ton to produce wild hay, $41.18 to produce a ton of clover and $3.10 to produce alfalfa. Cost of marketing was not included in the cost of production, while the charge for man and team was at the rate of $3.35 per day for the time spent afield. The inquiry developed the fact that the two greatest factors in determin ing the cost of production were the price of land and the yield per acre. At average prices prevailing it was found that the most profitable crops grown were alfalfa, wheat and corn. It was also found that the growing of clover and alfalfa in rotation, cou pled with the use of barnyard manure, greatly reduced the cost of producing com. X) A Business Change * x\ XI X 9 X X * * X) 8 8 8 m * X) x) X) W. H. Rucker of Wibaux suc ceeds E. C. Seeley in the firm of Bushel 1 & Seeley and the firm will be known hereafter as Bushell & Rucker. If You Want To Buy Or Sell LAND Go to headquarters—trade with the people who do the business. We can buy or sell your farm or ranch no matter where it is be cause we are organized for that very business....... List Your Land and Livestock With Us Do you want to send some Montana literature to your eastern friends? Come in and we will give you a nice booklet and our new Land Bargain Circular. Bushell & Rucker WIBAUX - - MONTANA w m s B B s l* » j* 1* w s* m t# w B 8 w t* I State Bank of Yates CAPITAL STOCK $20,000 OFFICERS: THOMAS H. CANFIELD, President ARTHUR BARCLAY, Vice-Presidnt A. J. JUST, Cashier DIRECTORS: THOMAS H. CANFIELD ARTHUR BARCLAY FRANK EMERSON C. E. WARD We are in a position to handle ALL your business to the best of your advantage Why not open an account with us? WE PAY 5 PER CENT INTEREST