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The Kalispell Bee.
Walter Aitken, Editor. T. E. Butler, Manager. DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY By.EEE PUBLISHING CO., Cor. Main and Second Sts., Kalispell, Mont. Telephone Number 14. Entered at tho Postoflice at Kalispell, Mon tana, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION, RATES. Postage free for the United States, Canada and Mexico. One cent per copy added for post age to foreign countries. Daily Bee, One Month,.....................$ .15 Daily Bee, Six Months,..................... 4.00 Daily Bee, One Year,....................... 1.50 Semi-Weekly Bee. Six Months............. 1.00 Semi-Weekly Bee, One Year................ 2.00 Daily printed every evening except Sunday ; Semi-Weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. When ordering paper changed give old ad dress as well as new address and specify wheth er daily or semi-weekly. Address all Business communications and make money orders, checks etc., payable to Bee Publishing Company. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 190L THE EVENING BEE. The Bee today keeps its promise of some months ago and resumes the publication of a daily nêwspaper. The venture of last fall was intended as an experiment—a feeier of the pub lic pulse, is it were—and the result was encouraging. At that time there were not a few progressive business men and citizens of Kalispell who were Quick to see the value of the local daily publication and were qnx ious to have it continued. They were not quite numerous enough however, so the Bee decided to wait awhile. Since then the demand for a re sumption of the daily has become in sistent. There are scores of intelli gent people in Kalispell who have noticed and deplored the fact that what was news for Kalispell was not news for other towns in Montana 24 or 36 hours before. In this respect only did Kalispell lag behind the procession. In other ways this city asked no odds of any Montana town. But the news, while It is news, is an essential requirement in any pro gressive community, and the demand in that respect in Kalispell has be come such as seems to warrant an effort to supply it. The Bee has given the situation careful and seri ous consideration. It has taken coun sel with all classes of business men of this city. It has estimated con servatively and It finds enough people who want the news and enough bus iness men who understand the value of dally newspaper advertising, to warrant the enterprise initiated to day. The Bee's efforts have always been toward giving value received and it has found that Kalispell and the sur rounding country appreciates such efforts. The Bee has found that such a policy pays. It costs more but the returns are proportionate. It is by continued pursuit of such a policy that the Evening Bee intends to win success. We do not see any chance for failure. The conditions for suc cess are apparent on all hands. En ergy, enterprise and honesty will win without a doubt. The time is ripe and the Evening Bee makes its bow full of hope and confident that it can keep step with progress in other lines hereabouts. WILL IT START FROM JENNINGS? That is an interesting story the Libby News tells this morning. The branch to the international border is to start from Jennings, sure. Survey ors are in the field and dirt will be gin to fly In a month. The Libby cut off is to be abandoned entirely. A great deal of Kalispell's trade is to go to Libby. County division even looms up in the dim distance with Libby as the county seat and the News with a fat county printing con tract. Truly, a pleasant prospect for Libby. Were it not that the proposed program would materially injure Kalispell the Bee would feel inclined to extend cordial congrat illations to the News and the people of Libby. Under the circumstances they will doubtless excuse us if we withhold them for the present. The Jennings proposition is said to be the result of a "hold-up" in the matter of the right of way in the branch to the lake. The Great Northern it is said will not endure similar tactics in the proposed ex tension to the north. Hence the sur vey from Jennings. There are indi cations that the story told by the Libby News is substantially correct. But the indications may be misleading. A month is the time set by the News for dirt to fly. It isn't long to wait, and Kalispell may well possess its soul in patience. Flathead valley is the objective point of a great many home seekers who are taking advantage of the low railroad rates. It is said that sixty families are scheduled to arrive soon and will settle in the Dayton creek country. This is but a beginning As Flathead becomes better known abroad, the more people there are who will come this way. Even Montanans are making the change. The Bee has in mind nearly a dozen eastern Montana people who have settled in Flathead county during the paBt eight months. They all agree that this is a good country, even for Montana. Admiral Sampson has been charged with opposing the promotion of war rant officers in the navy on account of their lack of social refinement. The letter containing the statement was read in the house. The letter, if authentic, and it has not been ques tioned, is anything but compliment ary to Sampson. The American peo ple have always had the impression that he is more of a snob than a soldier. They are sure of it now. FLATHEAD WEATHER. James Harbert Shows Wherein It Is bxceptionally Good. Editor Bee: With the assistance of Harvey B. Dick, our genial and efficient weather observer, I have been abje to compile few statistics relative to western meteorlogical conditions which may prove interesting to some who have not taken the time or pains to look the matter up. It is the belief of the writer that most people residing in Flahead are loyal to her climate but there are few at least who are con stantly kicking on our climatic con ditions. At the outset I desire to say that this valley has not only a good climate, but the very best without exception west of the Rocky moun tains and 1 will present figures later on which will conclusively prove to the most incredulous that such is the case. Mere heresay amounts to little and carries very little weight with the person seeking reliable informa tion, but facts and figures from the highest authority in all the land must be respected and believed, by all. There may be some people in this world where they have joy and sunshine year in and year out, if so, must be either at the north or south pole or in some of the unex plored regions of Darkest Africa, but to the best knowledge of our weath er bureau at Washington certainly no such place exists in'our fair land. There is at least eight months in of favorable weather in Flathead. Our winters are not long and rarely ever cover a period to exceed four months. Our spring months are as rule most propititious. Buds com mence to swell by March 1 and by April 1 foliage of all kinds is well advanced. Our wind movement dur ing the spring months is small when compared with that of other locali ties around us. I think that we are all agreed that it is the high winds prevalent at this season of the year in most parts of the country that makes the early spring months so disagreeable. Our wind movement for the year past was about 50,000 miles, which seems small when com pared with Chicago, with her wind movement of 150,000 miles per an num. There is no place in the west, outside of the sound country that has little wind as Flathead. Farmers can go forth in hope and sow their seed the first week in April and I may add that they most always reap an abundant harvest. We do not claim to be in the corn belt, although we do raise some very nice corn; neither do we claim to be in the banana belt, and we positively cannot raise cocoa nuts here, not even on the east shore of Flathead lake, but we can beat the whole world on a great many pro ducts, such as cereals of all kinds, apples and smaller fruits, potatoes and garden truck generally. The soil is so productive and our temperature so even that we can raise most every thing without irrigating, notwith standing that we have an annual rain fail of about seventeen inches, but it comes at a season of the year when it is most needed. July and August are usually our dry months, as the rain fall rarely exceeds one or two inches for this period, however, at this sea son rain is not needed. The crops by this time are well along and only the sunshine is needed to ripen them. Our summer months are particularly delightful and even the balmy clim ate of Puget sound cannot compare with ours during the mid-summer months. We are not subject to the extremes experienced elsewhere. During the existence of the weather bureau here the thermometer has nev eached 100 degrees above zero. Sunstroke is something unheard of, consequently one may work out of doors during the hottest days with no fear of being prostrated or over powered by the heat. We have very little extremely cold weather, and there have been winters here the thermometer did not touch the zero mark. Last winter the mercury slid down to 10 degrees below, but this is an exception. Contrary to the belief of many people in our midst (especi ally several former Missoulians) we have an abundance of sunshine and clear weather. The yaer just past gave us over 100 clear days, while in Spo kane they hud only 66, in Seattle 74, in Missoula about 00, so it can be readily seen that we are not lacking in sunshine. November and December are our cloudiest months. The bal ance are brimming ever with lots of clear weather. The following is a brief summary of the meteorologia existing in 1900 for Kalispell, Spokane, Havre, Helena. Missoula and Seattle. Kalispell—Total wind movement 52.324 miles; rainfall 17 inches; clear days 102; average temperature 44. Spokane—Total wind movement, 52.324 miles, rainfall 18 3-4 inches; clear days 66; average temperature 50. Havre—Total wind movement 87,916 miles; rain fall 11 inches; clear days 148; average temperature 44. Helena — Total wind movement 67,282 miles; rain fall 11 1-2 inches; clear days 92; average temperature 46. Missoula — Rain fall 16 inches clear days 94; average temperature 46. Missoula is a voluntary station, consequently cannot give wind move ment. Seattle — Total wind movement 48,421 miles; rain fall 36 1-2 inches; clear days 74; average temperature 52 1-2. At Havre the thermometer has gone as low as 55 degrees under th-s zero mark, which is the coldest weather ever reported from a weath er station in the United States. We can readily see by the above summary that Kalispell averages ip the best. Who now says that we haven't got the best climate in the country? JAMES HARBERT. No Treating There. » Being what they are, social ren dezvouses the Bavarian cafes are dis tinguished by an air of formality and extra politeness. No person but an Englishman or an American ever thinks of sitting down to a table with out first inquiring whether or not the chair he selects is disengaged, without bowing gravely to each person already seated. He mast bow again with the same fomality when he gets up to leave. When two stran gers start to play billiards together, each first bows, then, drawing him self up in a military style, utters fiercely his name, looking the other straight in the eye. After that the intercourse is always friendly, but punctiliously courteous. At the end the winner thanks the loser and begs to hold himself at disposal for future play at anv time.' It is rigorously understood by every one that each is to pay his own score, if a German says to yon. "Come in and have a drink." it is per fectly understood that the invitation extends only to the going part. You would no insult a Bavarian by offering to pay for his drink, but his opinion of your common sense would be shattered. The rule is so strin gently observed that if two women and a man drink together the man pays for himself and the woman he is escorting only; the other woman is expected to pay for Tierself, and al ways does. Important to Lawyers. It may not be generally known to lawyers, but the Montana legislature has already passed a bill, Which is now a law and in full force and ef fect that is of interest to them. In fact two new laws of similar cnaracter have been passed, one af fecting civil cases and the other crim inal. The gist of these laws is a slight change in the method of submitting cases' to the jury. Heretofore it has been the practice that instructions of the court are not submitted until the evidence has been argued by the respective counsel. Now, however, the judge is required to submit the in structions before the argument of the attorneys. By the new arrangement the attorneys will also have the op portunity of combating the instruc tions if they see fit. This law is the same as that of Minnesota. It still remains optional with the attorneys, however, to have the old method applied if they desire. This must be done by stipulation.—Park County Republican. A Woman's Fling. The Chicago judge who recently declared that women witnesses are inaccurate and unreliable has furn ished a text for a flood of newspaper editorials which hasten to sustain the finding of the court with similar op inions of tlielr own. A few days ago, at the Correspondents' club of New York, answers were read from large number of distinguished per sons to the question, "How can the Influence of the press he increased?" Among these were a state, comptrol ler, a governor, a noted scientist, a cardinal and a foreign minister, and and all united in saying what the press especially needs is accuracy, re iahillty adhering to the facts',tell ing the truth. So between the we inen and the press the honors seem to he even.—Ida Husted Harper, in New York Sun. Was Against Female Suffrage. Ex-United States Senator Gilbert A. Pierce of North Dakota, who has just died, will be long and unpleas ant.ly remembered by the women of his state. The territorial legislature of Dakota in 1885, by a good majori ty passed a Dill enfranchising wo men and this was vetoed by Gover nor t ierce, a presidential appointee of only six months' standing and a stranger in the state. Had this ac tion, taken by the representatives of the people been allowed to stand, both of the Dakotas, in all probability would have come into the Union witli woman suffrage in their constitution. —New York Sun. Japan has of late years greatly in creased her cavalry, and still more recently added nearly forty field bat teries to her artillery, and as the country itself produces practically no horses suitable for tuis purpose, the necessity of importing them is urg ent . Best Shoes Made For Boys and Girla. A complete line now in. Eagle Shoe Store, Sole Agents, trnmmmmtmmmmmtm [ SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! I tz Wholesale. Retail. *— FWÏITH THE COMING OF SPRING we naturally turn to things pertaining to \ii the season. In our case, with coming of WINTER our thoughts turned to *— GARDEN and FIELD SEEDS, and after a careful study of the Situation we placed a large order for garden seeds, and after careful deliberation placed an * — order for A carload, (30,000 pounds), of field seeds. — ^ TSiese Goods Have Arrived and Are In Our Warehouse. zS When Making Arrangements for Your Spring Seeding Examine Our Goods. £_jtiD m Solid Red Top, Kentucky Bine Gram, llroine Gram— (Hromus Jnermis) Mammoth Red Clover, Medium Red Clover, AI. Ike, Alfalfa— ( Lucerne ) White Clover, German Millet, Dwarf Emex Rape, Sterling Mixed Lawn Gram, Orchard Gran. GARDEN SEEDS: CARROTS—Ox Heart. Dunvers Half Long, White Belgian. CORN—Early Cory, Early Minnesota, Stowell's Evergreen. CUCUMBERS MUSK MELONS - WATER MELONS ONIONS-Yellow Danvers, Early Rod, White Silver Skins. ONION SETTS PEAS—American Wonder, Champion of England, Nott's Excelsior, McLean,s Little Qem, Largo Black Eyed Mar'fats TURNIP—Purple Top Strap RUTA BAGA—Yollow Swede, American Purple Top, Mammoth Russian. And many Other Varieties that space will not nllow us to mention. BEANS—Black Wax, Golden Wax, Extra Early Red Valen tine, White Navy. BEETS—Early Eclipse, Early Egyptian, Blood Turnip. MANGEL WURZEL Mnmmoth Long Red. CABBAGE-Holland, Early Wlnningstadt, Late Flat Dutch, Fottler's Drum Hoad. PUMPKINS— RADISH—Early Scarlet, Long Scarlet Short Top French Breakfast. SQUASH-Hubbard, Boston Marrow. TOMATO—Early Minnesota. MR SDK. * « We have many new varieties of Flower Seeds that are hardy growers aid are suited to this climate. - * * ^Z In Selecting the Above Stock We Have Exercised the Greatest Care with the One Idea, ALWAYS TO 2^ PLEASE. ^2 2^ GROCERY DEPAKTMENT, ^2 EE MISSOULA MERCANTILE CO., E2 2^-' KA IViSP I^ IX, MONT. : ^2 S^U4UiUiUiUUiUi4UUU4U4UUUU4UiUUlU4Ui^< W. SCHROEDER, Wholesale Meats and Cold Storage. This establishment is new and very complete. Forty head of fine young Flathead steers are now dressed and in cold storage. Wholesale trade only is de sired and any contract can he quickly filled in Ts or Va ' 8 nt 8 L 0 cents by the side. Cash or time on good security. Telopliouc 1.*). Town Office Opposite O'Neil Lumber Co. j^lRK YOU LOOKING FOR FOUNTAIN PENS? hi can find a complete line of t PARKER JOINTLESS Any kind of a point yon wish At BISHOP'S. D PROFESSIONAL K. A. 1). MACDONALD. Oflice—327 East Second St. Telephone 100, Kalispell, Mont. R L. OLIVER, • , Attorney-at-law, Will attend to nil civil matters in which the county is not a party. Court House Klock, -__K alis pell, Montana, F rank hToreenman, Attorn e y-a t-l a w , Room Over Postoflice Building, Kalispell, - - - , Mont D R. W. H. CAMPBELL, Physician and Surgeon, Booms 1 and 2 Conrad Block. Particular attention Riven to diseases of women atul children. Kauispem,, - - • Montana D R. ARTHUR MORROW, Physician and Surgeon, Oilice: Conrad Block. Residence: No. 15Third Avenue East, corner First street. Tele _ plume in oilice and residence. kUOF. DUNCAN, Magnetic Header. Iliee Rooms, Fourtii Avenue East, non railroad track. Consultation free. G ibson & shanley, ARCHITECTS and CIVIL ENGINEERS. Plans and estimates furnished on all kinds of buildiugs. Special attention paid to structural work. Boom 10, Conrad Block. ■ AS. F. O'MEARA, J REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS. e C..V grain land, hay land, fruit lOl jfllC: LAND. CITY PROPERTY. INSURANCE, RENTALS, LOANS. Postottice Block, Kalispell, ... Montana, B USH & FROST, REAL ESTATE & EMPLOYMENT CO. Reliable Help furnished Free of Charge to Em ployer. Tickets bought and sold. Choico Farms and Timber Lands For Sale. First Class Mining Stock at Reduced Rates. Good Government Land Loca tions at reasonable charge. Money to Loan. Kalispell, Lock Box 76 . Mont j i • R1FFIN A STANNARD, REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE AGENTS. of Our New Spring Goods are Arriving We Have the Largest Lioe of\adies 9 Fine Lilk and Satin SHIRT WAISTS That Ever Came to Kalispell Ladies, see our New Neckwear. Other New Goods I ^ arriving daily, Come in and see them. No trouble to ^ show our goods. HOLE AGENTS: For the Famous I McCall's W. B. Erect Form Corsets. I Bazaar Patterns. The Conrad National Bank OF KALISPELL CAPITAL #125,000.00. - - DIRECTORS - - C. E. CoNbad, Pres. W. G. Conrad, W. A. Conrad, Cash, J. H. Edwards, Vino Pres. 1 James Conlon, James A. Ford, Jno. R. Listle, Trios McGovern, Geo. Phillips, Ass't Cash, : : CORRESPONDENTS : : New York - Chicago - - St. Louis - - San Francisco St. Paul - - Minneapolis - Great Falls . Butte - - - - Seattle - - - National Park Bank. Chase National Bank. National Bunk of the Republic. Continental National Bunk. Continental National Bank First National Bank. First National Bank. Northwestern Nutiouul Bank. Conrad Ranking Co. First National Bank. Puget Sound National Bank. \Ve draw on all th the principal cities of tho United States and Europe. Interest allowed on time deposits. Collections promptly attended to. ATTENTION, LADIES ! We invite the Ladies to call and inspect our immense stock Spring goods, consisting of all the latest styles In DRESS GOODS, SI WASH GOODS, and NOVELTIES. Come and be convinced that we havl the goods that will please the most fastidious. Respectfully, G. H. ADAMS.. BRODERICK & WALKER THE LEADING DRUGGISTS Fill Prescriptions Accurately without the Least Substitutior Carry a full and complete line of Drugs, Chemicals, Stij tionery, Cigars, Toilet and Fancy Articles and Musical String^ The only complete line of Cameras and Photographic Suppli in the city.