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J. W. Newton's Residence NEW IS NOW EFFECTIVE MAKES MANY OLD BRANDS AVAIL ABLE FOR RE-REGISTRATION —WILL SUPPLY DEMAND. The law relating to the re-recording Of all brands in the state became ef fective November 1, and Secretary Raymond of the state board of live stock commissioners and of the Mon tana Stockgrowers asociation has re* ported that there are now about 21, 000 brands which are open for re-issu ance. The law working this rejuvena tion of the "dead" brands was passed by the legislature two years ago and all "owners" of brands were given un til the first of November this year to re-register their brands, a fee of only 25 cents being demanded for such re gistration. There were on the books of the board of stock commissioners before the law was enacted about 43,000 brands. About 3,000 of these brands were transferred to other owners. Of, this number approximately 19,000 have reregistered and retained the owner ship of their brands, while the remain der, about 21,000, either because of neglect, death, removal of owner, or other reasons, have failed to renew the ownership of their brands, so under the new law these brands are now open to anyone, first come, first served. Aother law marking a notable depar ture from old custom is that forbidding branding with a connected brand other than such as existed before the new law was passed, which restriction will interfere materially with the "rustling" industry. Undoubtedly many of the now expired brands are of this char acter, so it seems reasonable to sup pose that these will not be allotted to new applicants, but even with this re duction it would seem that the supply of brands now available would be am ple to supply all the demands that are likely to be made. Before this whole sale release of dead brands it was quite impossible for a new owner to devise a brand that did not conflict with one already on record, and the embargo was the main reason for the change that has been effected. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦♦*+ ♦ DAIRY DEVELOPMENT ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ "As you probably know," writes C. S. Smith, charman of the coinmttee of dairy development at Bozeman, "Mon tana is a great dairy state. Last year at the National Dairy Show six of Montana's local creameries got honors by receiving a score on its butter of 90 or more points out of a possible 100. This year the farmers' creamery, locat ed at Stevensville, received a score of 95 out of 100 points. This was only two and one-half points below the highest scoring butter on exhibition at the natonal show. This is another boost and something Montana can be proud of. "Some people interested in the build- j ing up of the dairy industry in M-»n-| tana have formed what is known as the 'committee cn dairy development.' I enclose a copy of a bulletin which has been published by this committee, 'A Message o Ail Interested in Dairies and Dairyng.' "Montana is a natural dairy state, Residence of M. M. Klein but before dairying will progress much there must be legislation that will en courage the building of creameries and then protect them. The agricultural income of the state would be increased millions of dollars each year if such legislation were provided. "Our farmers are shipping grain and hay to eastern dairymen and shipping their products back. This should not be so. At the present time there is no market for hay, while milk, butter and cheese are soaring in price. Oleomar garine is selling locally at 30 cents per pound and there is no market for hay. Milk is retaining here for 50 cents per gallon. One ton of hay will produce 50 pounds of butter and 140 gallons of miik. Think of it! Something should be done to stimulate this great indus try. Will you not kindly call your readers' attention to this matter?" The committee believes centraliza tion of creamery interests is fatal both to the farmer and the public. "There can be no doubt." says the cir cular alluded to, "that the tendency of the centralization system is bad both for the farmer and for the pubic. The effect is to exact high prices from the consumer and pay low prices to the producer, the profits going to the large operators who control the situation. "The small co-operative creameries should be encouraged, and the dairy division of the department of agricul-1 ture is spending a great deal of money to develop these smaller institutions' throughout the country. It has been proven beyond dispute that a creamery; manufacturing 75,000 pounds of butter annually, if properly managed, can be Home of Dr. L. H. Thurston. | operated cn as low a manufacturing Small dairies react beneficially upon the entire community, it seems. To quote further: "Cur neighboring statt», Minnesota, i. today producing one hundred million pounds of butter a year, with a fair valuation of twenty million dollars an-1 nually, this money going directly into! the hands of the producers of cream. What is tic* result? The farmers of that state consider dairying ns one of •ost per pound as a creamery i »-\' four or five tmes that amount. The fact that the local creamery is located mar the -curee of raw material, and that tlv buttermaker and manager are personally acquainted with its patrons, some into contact with them frequent-1 ly, enables the smaller concerns to pro duce a superior article which com-! mands a higher price in the markets of the United States." ] lu» main branches of farming; are iooking up better dairy stock with a I view of improving their herds and in r. at i; g the production. They realize ■ : liât the price of butterfat is the high * : during the winter months, and are j i..Mailing silos, enabling them to pre is, iv,- the succulence of the different f... ds tor the wiuti r months when they have more time to milk cows, and are] able to procure maximum prices for their product. This has a tendency to interest them in diversified farming, ami has changed them from the one crop system which is so prevalent in this state, to a system which has been adopted by every farming community in the older states. "There is another effect quite appar ent, viz., the advance in the price of lands in dairy communities." The small dairy, like the small farm, has much to recommend it and the state could lose nothing by fostering the industry. C0N8RESS OPENS FOR SHORT SESSION WILL TERMINATE WITH INCOM ING OF DEMOCRATIC ADMIN ISTRATION MARCH 4. WASHINGTON, D. C., DEC. 2.—Con gress met promptly at noon for the short session that will terminate with the incoming of the democratic admin istration on March 4. Crowded gal leries looked down on the animated scenes on the floor as Speaker Clark in the House and Senator Bacon, pres ident pro tern of the Senate, rapped the respective bodies to order at the stroke of twelve. It was not twelve when Bacon took the chair. Prayer was delivered by the chaplain, Rev. U. G. B. Pierce. When Speaker Clark climbed the stairs to the rostrum, he was greeted by applause and cheers from the floor and crowded galleries. When prayer was concluded, a burst of applause greeted Representative William Sulzer, governor-elect of New York, as he took his seat. The roll call by states fol lowed. When the name of former speaker Cannon was called, the mems bers arose and applauded and cheered the veteran legislator, whose services at this session will conclude forty years in the halls of congress. "Uncle Joe" arose in his place and bowed bis acknowledgement of the greeting. Af ter the adoption of the customary reso lution to appoint members of a joint committee to notify the president that congress had assembled, Senator Lodge moved that the senate meet to inorow at eleven oclock. It was adopt» cd without debute, the purpose being to give tme for the reading of Brest dent Taft's message before the hour set for the convening of the Archbold court of impeachment at 12:3". WEALTHY PIONEER IS UNDER ARREST CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOL EN GOODS TAKEN FROM FREIGH CARS. SEATTLE, Nov. 30.—William Vane, a pioneer and one of the wealthiest residents in northern Idaho, a justice of the peace in Newport, Bonner coun ty, has been arrested on a warrant ac cusing him of being a receiver of stol en goods, including thousands of dol lars worth of freight alleged to have been taken from cars of the Great Northern Ry. Co. Assistant Chief Special Agent James J. Davis of Seattle has built up a startling case against Vane, who has furnished a $10,000 bond for his appearance at his trial at Sand Point. A great part of the goods was con signed to Seattle merchants. A search of his home where he lives with his wife, two daughters and a son, among other things, Davis asserts, brought to light ten bolts of silk, 200 pairs of silk half hose, several bolts of suit e'oth, a quantity of hats and ] eighteen pairs of shoes, a'l goods, he says, stolen from the Great Northern. Many a man has jumped to fame and later fou"d himself falling for cheap notoriety. 1 A TIMELY CHRISTMAS SUGGESTION THE CORNER DRUG STORE With its large lines of up-to-date HOLIDAY GOODS can make your Xmas Shopping easy— in fact it will be a pleasure. as KOT«*!' "•*. Our entire stock is new, classy and up-to-date, and consists of the finest line of Gift Goods ever shown in this city. Every article is appropriate and in harmony with the season, It makes no difference for who the gift is we have the very thing that you want. The Roundup Drug Co. Druggists Roundup, Montana Jewelers Happy! Happy!! MURPHY Everybody, young and old, rich and poor, is happy because Christ mas is coming. Santa Claus brings presents for them all. Christ was born tbe Messiah, Redeemer, the child of a Jew to save the people and everybody is happy. But when they have one Jew in Roundup to save money for the people nobody is happy. They kick. You know last year I was crooked, but this year I am straight, so I feel happy be cause I lost my rheumatism. I have first class goods for Ladies and Gentlemen. We also have first class goods for Boys and Girls—not job lots or odds and ends, but first class stylish shoes, suits of all kinds and the latest styles. We will have a sale from now on until March 1st, 1913. We call this a French and German Sale—a Bony party sale— BIG SALE AND SMALL PROFITS THE SECOND PROGRAM. A few words to the society people. They shouldn't be offended be cause I am happy and give away from my own pocket $50.00 worth of products for the poor without asking them to co-operate. It is not be cause I am the poor man's friend as it used to be, but everybody's friend now. There are no more poor people in Roundup to give chari ty to—they are all rich now» becauseWilson is president. But if you can accommodate me and bring me some names of poor people, widows, or some one without a job or some old maids. I will give them three ton of coal, three sacks of po tatoes, three turkeys, three sacks of flour and meat to the poor and needy. I give to the old maids a matri monial dinner on Christmas. Please look for some names between now and Christmas. I h ad lots of both er to find some poor and needy two years ago. Now Remember the Number MURPHY&CO. Everybody's Friend No More "Rich People Stay Away."