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Union Made Clothes
C CARHARTT'S J
AGENTS FOR—Hansen and Price railroad gloves,
Hanan and Florsheim shoes, Longley hats and caps,
Staley Brand underwear, Headlight and Carhartt over
alls, M. Born & Co. tailor-made clothes.
These are all union made goods and have made a reputation
for themselves because they always give satisfaction. Once
worn, always worn. The railroad man's store. For the best of
everything for men.
MABRY & WILDE
MOTHER'S COOKING
-AT THE
HOME CAFE
MRS. J. H. BIGGS, Prop.
21 MEALS FOR $5.00
Where Particular People Eat
CENTRAL AYE. 3 DOORS NORTH OF BANK
OUR MAGAZINE BARGAINS
FOR 1910
The following are the best Club Offers that will be made
this season.
E3TALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE FOR ONE FULL YEAR.
The 1 îlot ................
ladies'' Home Journal. ..
Saturday Evening Post..
All Three
$5 oo
The Youth's Companion. )
(Including all extra | All for
numbers, and the Vene- )
tian Calendar for 1010. I $ 17 =
and The Pilot..........J
The Pilot...........$2.00 \ All Three
Pictorial Review---- 1.00Î
Success Magazine . 1.00) $3 20
The Pilot........
Modern Priscilla.
The Housekeeper.
All Three
$ 2.70
The Pilot- _____
The Independent .
fi nen es s Magazine.
$ 2.00 i
3.00 }■
1.00 )
All Three
$3.75
The Pilot..........$2.001
Pictorial Review____ 1.00 ! AH Four
Hone needlework .. .75 f „r, „
The Housekeeper... .75 J $3.20
The Pilot
The Houaekeeper
flme Ifeedtework .
All Three
$2.70
Th-Dajr.
.$ 2.001
. 1.50 i
. 1.00 f
. 1.00 J
All Four
$4.20
.. .$ 2.00 )
... 1.50 >
... 1.50}
All Three
•4.00
.....$2.001
m.....50 j
I..... .50 V
......50
ilnattarn, free) J
All Four
$2.70
........$ 2.001
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pattern, free) j
All Four
$ 2.70
All Three
$L05
—...... 42.001
fcriiii .... 1,00}
■st......1.00)
AU Three
$$.40
Uncle Remua'' Home 1 00 All Four
Metropolitan........ 1.50 )
-••*•«.- «01 $ 3.70
(Including 1 pattern free) J
ADORBS 5 ALL ORDERS TO
The whitefish pilot
MONTANA
T.he Pilot...........$2.00')
lectori al Review____ 1.00 \ All Four
Ladies' World.......50 j
Modern Priscilla.....75 J $3.20
The Pilot ........$2.00
Pearson's Magazine.. 1.50
Success Magazine.. 1.00
All Three
$3.40
The Pilot...........$2.00
Pearson's Magazine.. 1.50
American Boy...... 1.50
All Three
•3.40
The Pilot..........$2.00
World To Day...... 1.50
Pearson's Magazine.. 1.50
All Three
' $3.70
The. Pilot..........$2.001
Success Magazine... 1.00 f All Four
Pictorial Review. .. 1.00 f no
Amerian Boy...... 1.00 J «po.yU
The Pilot..........$2.00)
Farmer's Voice......50
Home and Farm.....50
Poultry Success......50 J
All Four
$2.70
The Pilot ..........$2.00)
Farmer's Voice......50 | All Four
Home and Farm.....50 )
Paris Modes.........50 | $2.70
(Including 1 pattern, free) J V
The Pilot..........$2.00
Home and Farm ..... 50
Reliable P'ltry Jour. .50
All Three
•2.70
The Pilot......... $2.00)
Housekeeper......... 75
Modern Priscilla.....75
America Boy ...... 1.00
AH Four
$3.40
The Pilot..........$ 2.00
Metropolitan........ 1.50
Success Magazine... 1.00
All Three
•3.70
The Pilot..........$2.00
Technical World____ 1.50
lOr World To-Day)
Both
$3.00
The Pilot...........$2.00
Ainalee's Magazine.. 1.50
Both
$3.00
the Pilot...........$2.00
Success Magazine____ 1.00
Or Pictorial Review) ;
TK» Pit»»
Both
$2.70
the Pilot's Serial Story ot
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iv;nl I.ÎÏD Wi der,,.. .
Luûu 0 TOil
ole mim mm m.
Miles From Any Human Being, H;
Broke the Land With a Hand CulLi
vator and Won With His Nerve and
Brains —Ole's Experience With Potato
Growing.
This is the story of a farmer who
won because lie had nerve and under
standing enough to sit down ou his
land and tight it out to a tlnisli. a
farmer who had never heard of the
word discouragement and whose only
definition of failure was that it meant
"tty again a little border;" also it is
the till«* of a man who farmed as much
with his head as lie did with his hands,
and he did an enormous amount of
work with those latter.
His name—uot that it matters par
ticularly—is Ole Martin, and six years
ago he drifted into these United States
from Sweden, where he had been farm
ing in rocky aud exhausted land for
fifteen years. Six months after his
arrival at New York he was in Alaska,
aud six mouths after that he had a few
aeres of land 011 the Keuui peninsula.
Then he began to farm. There were
no neighbors—not then, ut least, for it
was not until later that a taciturn
Scot sat down a short distance away
and began to farm on his own ac
count.
Had No Dogs or Horses.
The location was three and a half
miles north of the new town of Sew
ard. and there was no railroad; also
there were no horses and at first not
even a dog. so supplies had to be
"packed" in. A man who has never
carried sixty to a hundred pounds on
his back over rough, uubroken couu
try can only imagine that. Ground
had to be broken and cleared. Then it
had to be prepared for sowing, and
the old methods of Sweden and the
United States even were useless. Mar
tin began with potatoes and failed.
His results were watery caricatures
of the potato of commerce. He had
got his seeds from Seattle, aud be
tried agaiu and failed again. Then he
began to farm with his head. He pro
ceeded to educate his potatoes and
teach them to grow respectably. This
could only be done by growing and re
seeding. Soon he had real potatoes
and began to sell them.
Cultivation ftas u problem, for with
out tools it wns difficult. Martin solv
ed this problem, however. In his own
patient way. He built himself a baud
machine and pushed it himself with
prodigous labor. Later, wheu be had
secured a dog team, he broke them to
haul the cultivator. It was a severe
task, for he was alone. There was no
hired man—just Ole himself aud the
dogs.
Decided on Garden Truck.
Finding himself so close to a grow
ing community. Martin saw that In
garden produce there would be a mar
ket. aud be act to put some seven
acres under cultivation. In nearly all
Ut work he had trouble with his seeds.
Those from the State« would not grow
well in a soil where there were 140
Inc bee of rainfall in a year, and eo be
had to educate bis turnlpe. his cauli
flower, carrots, cabbages and the rest
to grow In damp soil.
The government maintains expert
■rat stations, bat theae were and are
too tow; also they ere oaly experiment
St ati o n s, and the real work muet be
done by the real fariner. Martin wont
through It all. and he bath hie tog
house, barn aud outbuildings. He cats
hie hay—tons of It—by hand and riche
II Ohme, ne fluds time for flowers,
and thaw are bis a at use mente. He
hallt an Incubator and la raizing rhk-k
oaa and Is housing them In a log
bouse equipped with a stove. Brer/
Mt of work 00 the pla ce every last
tap—baa been done by this former ein
gle banded. He has combined the
work of the experi m e nt stations and
the farm, and to him la due the sue
cow of farming on the Renal. Now
the railroad has come to Mm, and be
can ship bis products in to Seward,
even across the sound to Cordova aud
Valdez, and he Is well to do.
Fought Twenty Hours s Day.
But the trials and the fight of those
early days, when he was wrestling
twenty hours of a summer day and
eight hours of a winter twilight with
a rough, semiarctic country, pushing a
clumsy, homemade cultivator by hand
and smiling cheerfully, will not soon
fade, nor will the days when eighteen
hours of yellow sunlight brought the
seeds rushing to the surface aud ma
tured them in five weeks. Those were
the moments when he saw the things
the future held. And he's not going
to sell out and go back to Sweden.
He's going to stick on the job. It's
bis home now. aud he sees the time
in ten years—no. five—when he will
have farmer neighbors all about him
and the rich soil will be working for
the men who can conquer it.
Up in the Tanana valley and In the
Copper river and the Susltna, too.
fanners are following the track of Ole
Martin, the man who farmed and made
it go through—alone.
NEW MINING DRILL
A new quartz mining drill, the
invention of a Hillyard mining
man, which is intended primarily
to he used in the exploration of
prospects, is now on exhibition in
this city. W. Willerton is the in
ventor and the president of the
company which is known as the
Washington, Idaho and Montana
Exploration company. The other
officers are: R. H. Herbert, vice
president; S. Busman, secretary
and treasurer. The new invention
is being promoted hy Eugene Des
armo of Whitefish, Mont., a well
known mining machinery man of
that city.
The demonstrated model is run
by an electric motor of one-eight
horse power. It uses a one-forth
inch drill with two 15 -pound
weights attached. The drill itself
is a simple piece of gas pipe with
a hardened steel bit. Steel cuttings
are fed down to the hit, and these
grind the rock- The small model
will drill at the rate of six inches
per hour in hard gray granite build
ing rock.—Spokane Chronicle.
Recently one of our most fasti
dious young men bought a pair of
overalls and found in them the
name of the sewing girl who had
made them. He very promptly
wrote her a letter with the effusive
ness necessary in such a ease and
in due time received a reply, which
however, was void of the romance
usual in such cases. Here it is:
"I am a working girl, it is true,
but I make a good living and I do
not care to support a husband, as I
would probably have to do, if I
married some silly noodle who gets
mashed on a girl he never saw.
Permit me to further say that I do
not know how my card got in that
pair of overalls, and that when I do
marry, if ever, it will be some
fellow who can afford something
I »etter than a fifty-seven cent pair
of breeehes.
The photographs of Flathead
scenery that have been on exhibi
tion in the real estate office of E.
L. Geddcs attracted the attention
of a great many people, who
stopped in to admire them. They
were taken by Kiser, the official
photographer of the Great North
ern, who took them last fall when
he was here at harvest time. They
portray only as a colored photo
graph can, the beauty of a Flat
head grain field and orchard. The
panorama of Lake McDonald'caught
the eye of everyone, as it is fully as
beautiful as the lake is itself.
A jolly croud of young people
chaperoned by Mr. and Mre. J. V.
Mazurie attended the club dance at
Columbia Falls. In spite of the
somewhat disagreeable weather, all
the participants report having had
the "best time ever." It was unan
imously agreed to tender Mrs.
Lewis and Miss Selvage of the Gay r !
lord hotel, a vote of thanks for 5
their splendid entertainment and
courtesies. Those comprising the
party were Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Mazurie, Misses Cavanaugh, Hines,
Jackson, Good, Whiting and Chess
man, and Messrs. Burr, Planten
burg, Cavenaugh, Lindhe, Sander
son, Tenner and Deeringer.
Read The Pilot.
5-Acre Tracts
Just North of the Railroad
Right-of-way. In Easy
Walking Distance. : :
Don't Miss Getting One of
These Tracts. For Sale on
Easy Terms, at Prices that
Are Within Reach of All.
Make your selections now.
For Full Information See
E. L. GEDDES,
Sales Agent For
Whitefish Townsite Co.
WHITEFISH
MONTANA
TAXIDERMIST
I Am Now Located and Ready to Do All Kind
of Work in This Line.
Also Tanning of All Kinds of Skins.
J. W. MADDY - Whitefish, Mont.
II
Are You An
American?
Are you over 18?
Can you read and write?
If so, there's no reason why you should
not have a Government job, working few hours,
getting pleasant vacations, drawing big pay.
IN 1908, 40,000 CIVIL
SERVICE POSITIONS
WERE FILLED
And Uncle Sam is still shorthanded. Once
you get a Government position .you cannot be
removed except for cause. There is no danger
of being put aside to make room for someone else.
If you want to know how to qualify for a Govern
ment position get in touch with
M1880ULA, MONT.
Local Representatives of the International^
Correspondence Schools.

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