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Lumber in any quantities. Gage Lumber Co. The Mrs. John Bare and daughter Kitty •were Gage callers the first ot tue week. * * * Newmann Manchester was renewing acquaintances in Roundup Saturday. # * * Fred Smith and Jack Thomas have been hauling lumber to Gage the past two weeks. * * * Mr. Bannister of the Montana Life Insurance Co. was in Gage a few days last week looking after business. * * * Guy C. Page made a business call in Gage Thursday in the interests of the Crescent Mfg. Co. » * * Henry Whitman was calling on friends in the county seat Friday of last week. * * * M. A. Fagen was a business caller in the city the fore part of the week. * * * . Archie Isminger disposed of his quarter section of rail road land ly ing north of Gage to a farmer in this vicinity last week. * * * Alex Thompson was in the Willow Creek country Sunday looking after his land interests. ». * Marion A. Adams was attending to business affairs in Roundup the lat ter part of the week. * * * Thanksgiving Day at Gage. Th? second annual reunion of the Cactus Dodgers took place at the Kil by school house where over fifty peo ple showed their appreciation of the ÇJllb's efforts by turning out to assist in the entertainment. T Promptly at 1 o'clock dinner was served on a wide and substantially built table, extending the length of the room. A large "Dry Land" pump kin, filled with red apples graced the center of the table. Everything usual at a Thanksgiving spread could be found on this groaning board from the royal bird down to the dainty mints and hot coffee. After dinner the following program was given: Song, America..........By all present Recitation............Ethel Meacham Song, Vera Crothers, Lillie Meacham, Gladys Crothers and Ethel Meacham Reading............Mrs. Earl Parker Recitation.............Vera Crothers Reading................Mrs. Kimball Recitation............Lillie Meacham Song..........Mr. Fawcett and sons Recitation..............Mai Crothere Music on Violin, guitar and organ by Mr. and Mrs. Crothers, Mrs. Geo. Fawcett and Frank Darling. The entire program was entertain ing and enjoyable, especially the extra numbers given by Mr. and Mrs. Croth ers. The crowd tarried until dusk and Thanksgiving day of 1913 will always be a pleasant memory to those who were present. The club will meet at the home of Mrs. Geo. Fawcett on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 o'clock, In stead of the usual hour in the after noon. NOTICE To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the property now encumbering the land described as follows: Sections 3 and 11, Township 9N., Range 24E., M. M., must be removed within 30 days from date of this notice or same will be ap propriated by the undersigned, without further notice. Dated this 14th day of November, 1913. GEO. J. McCLEARY, Roundup, Montana. TOPICS SUGGESTED FOR FARM ERS' CLUBS AND GRANGES December Building up the dairy herd: The profitable cow essential to success in the dairy business. Intelligent care essential to securing such a cow. The importance of the sire in building up the herd. Value and importance of a sire coming from ancestry having a performance record in the dairy. The use of the scale and the test Test associations. References : Farmers' Bulletins 55,124. Tbe cost of producing farm crops: Tbe need of knowing the coBt of pro ducing tbe various crops. Things to be considered in determining tbe cost of producing tbe various crops. The importance of tbe application of more labor and attention in crop produc tion. The relative value of manual and horse labor. Tbe relative cost of producing grain and cultivated crops. The net profit returned by Her Christmas Stocking m m mm J n an I'm spectintf such a lot of stuff« My stocking won't be big enough. And so before I go to bed 1*11 just hang mamma's up instead. these same crops. Care of brood sows: Her feed needs attention. Farm grains are de sirable and skim milk if possible. Exercise is as important as feed. Compel them to rustle for the first feed of the day. Give the heavy feed at night. Roots are a desirable ad dition to the feed. Provide clean, warm, and not overcrowded quarters. Roll call: The book I have most enjoyed. ♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ 8CHOOL NOTE8 ♦ Plans are being made for Patron's pay in the schools Dec. 19. Further announcements will be made next week. • * • Thirty 3rd grade pupils were neith er absent nor tardy during the month of November. COMING SOON PERRY Attraction ORPHEUM THEATRE SATURDAY, DEC. 13th Kidnapped For A Million A Beautiful Comedy Drama in Four Acts with the Four Perrys in the Cast. ! j j j I I The Cast Includes Eight People A Guaranteed Attraction. PRICES 75c, 50c, 25c In tbe fifth grade the leaders In ! class A are Helen Hopkins Arthur Krueger. In class B, Ruby Lambert, Wilma Hoover. * * * In the sixth grade the leaders in class A are Kathleen Thurston, Elva Hubbs, Leslie Hagerman. In class B William Ferris, Leon Norby, Harold Ladd. • * * Georgina Conell lias enrolled in the 6th grade. • * * A number of new books have been purchased for the library, among these being Redpath's History of the United States Bryce's American Common wealth and Stevenson's Works. A share of the money secured from the plays will be devoted to building up the library along historical lines. * * * The high school play, "Mr. Bob," was given at Klein Saturday night to a good sized and appreciative audience The players performed very creditable j considering the stage difficulties, and j the Indian club drill was also well j given. Mr. Marcyes again donated the services of his orchestra which I was much appreciated. Mr. Jameson, I Mr. Shaw, Dr. Baird and Seymour GorsUne who took the crowd out and back in their automobiles have our thanks. After returning from Klein the party gathered at Lewis' Candy Kitchen where lunch was served and a general good time enjoyed. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦* ♦ HEBDOMADAL HOMILIES + ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ The small boy grieves when the visible supply of turkey has been corn ered within him. X X X X X X The man who worries because the day is too short to get all his work done, never is seen with one foot hoisted on the rail in front of the big mirror, with a glass of foamy suds in his hand, railing against schedule "K" of the tariff bill. X X X X X X A holiday to ma means about four hours less sleep and about ten times the usual amount cf work. x x x x x x Pa groans about how tired he is after supper and thinks ma is heart less because she doesn't stop to coddle him when she has to rustle to beat the hand to get the dishes washed by bed time. X X X X X X Pa preaches against the immorality of slit skirts mostly because daugh ter has to have silk undertrappings to go with them. X X X X X X Pa likes to theorize about sympathe tic understanding of the viewpoint of the children, but when the kid doesn't act to suit him he takes him for a visit to the woodshed and induces the kid to look at things from a different an gle. X X X X X X Ma thought she was all togged up if she had a new gingham dress when she was a girl, but daughter would consider herself disgraced if her beau should see her in anything but a draped broadcloth; and pa says it's time the tariff was revised and the cost of living reduced. X X X X X X There are two tilings that pa regards with utmost suspicion, and that is daughter's beau and box of cigars he gets from ma for Christmas. X X X X X X Daughter goes into raptures when her beau gives her a gold plated brace let for Christmas but pa thinks he would have shown more sense if he had given her a pair of shoes. X X X X X X l'a doesn't mind paying for a drum for the kid, but he gets ready to com mit murder when the two kids organ ise a fife and drum corps about the time he wants to read the morning paper. x x x x x x Ma looks forward to a great holiday on Christmas if she has a turkey to roast and some mince pies to bake. X X X X X X Saint Nickolas must be the man that fills the stockings of the pamper ed rich, while good, old Santa Claus attends to the wants of the rest of us. X X X X X X The kid may not have a very high opinion of his dad, but it would be unhealthy for the neighbor's kid to intimate anything of the kind, XXXXXX Pa thinks he has performed a great feat if he stays home one night and looks after the kids while ma goes out somewhere. XXXXXX Pa has several reminders of Xmas coming to him on the firet of January. «CXXXXX Pa can't see any sense in daugh ter's wanting to entertain her beau after nine o'clock at night when ev erybody ought to be in bed. Great! W onderf ul MURPHY EVERYBODY- -young and old, rich and poor, are happy be cause Christmas is coming. Santa Claus brings presents for them all. Christ was born the Messiah, Redeemer, to save the people and everybody is happy. I have first class goods for Ladies and Gentlemen. VVe also have first class goods for boys and girls—not job lots or odds and ends, but first class stylish shoes and suits of all kinds and latest styles. Come see our great line of Christmas toys. A few words to the society people. They shouldn't be offended be cause I am happy and give away out of my own pockets $50 worth of products for the poor without asking them to co-operate. It is not be cause I am only the poor man's friend, but everybody's friend now. 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 to the poor and needy three ton of coal, three sacks of potatoes, three turkeys, three sacks of flour and meat. I give to the old maids a matrimonial dinner on Christmas and also the old bachelors. Please look for some names between now and Christmas. I had lots of both er to find some poor and needy a year ago. Now, remeriiber the num ber, time and place for the matrimonial dinner on Christmas day. Wishing yau all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MURPHY & Co Everybody's Friend — Rich , Medium and Poor HEUTE MAKING IMPROVEMENTS GRADING OF 8TREET8 MAKES GROWING TOWN HAVE DIF FERENT APPEARANCE. Ryegate Reporter: There are pro bably few towns of the age and size of Ryegate which has made as many improvements on their streets, where the town is unincorporated and where all of the expenses of this has to be borne by the residents without any chance to be reimbursed. Ryegate now has seven blocks of streets grad ed and five of these well graveled and the other two ,it is hoped will receive the same treatment. Ryegate is also building a better class of resident buildings than she has up to this time, most of the latter ones being built on the bungaloo style. There has not been as much building done here this .fall as was anticipated, pro bably due to the abundance of mois ture which put the roads in such shape that very little grain could be hauled and thus not making the long green very plentiful. New Jewelry Store. E. H. Loney, formerly of Orchard, Neb., has opened a jewelry repair shop in the little building adjoining the Wyman saloon and while this is rath er small for the business which Mr. Loney hopes to establish in Ryegate, it is the best that there was to be had at the present time. « * * Dairying There has been recently completed on the Wtoeelock ranch in this city a fine large barn and silo connected for the housing and feeding of the large number of dairy cows which are kept on this ranch. This is the first silo to be built in the Ryegate country and the Wheelock's are taking the lead in this the same as they have in everything else in the development of this section of the country. The Wheelock's are making money in the dairying end of their business here, altho they have to ship their products to Butte a distance of 225 mileB. The profits would be larger, of course, if there was a dairy in Ryegate, as there is hoped for some time in the future. This is a real starter of dairying another year that many of the farm ers will have entered into dairying at least on a modest scale. * • • Ryegate Farmers Can Afford Auto mobiles. Hyegate farmers have only harvest* ed their second crop and in a 'dry country" too but a number of them are owners of fine automobiles and go scooting around the country with as much ease as do their city brothers. Ryegate has her first crop of farmers as yet, very few transfers of farm property having been made, since the country was first opened to settlers four years ago. it is one evidence that the people are satisfied and have no desire to seek homes further. It is the history of most new countries that the first settlers have to walk out and sometimes It takes a third crop before the country can get de veloped enough to give the inhabitants the incentative to stick. This is not true of the Ryegate country. He is still on the job and indications are that he intends to remain so and if he should take a notion to go. he would wiz out in his auto. PROFESSOR MUMFORD COMING TO MONTANA Prof. Herbert W. Mumford of Illi nois University is coming to Montana next January to give some lectures during Farmers' Week at Bozeman, January 21-29. Prof. Mumford was president of the board 0 f cattle judges at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, 1904, and has been a prominent short horn breeder and exhibitor as well as one of the leading authorities on ani mal husbandry in the country. He has built up a strong live stock de partment in conjunction with Illinois University. His coming to Montana is very timely. Great interest is be ing manifested in live stock and di versified farming. A critical transi tion from grazing to arable farming is in progress. Much misdirected effort and expense are apt to occur in stock ing up the small farms where men are less expert than the old stockmen. Professor Mumford's analysis of the live stock and meat situation in Amer ica will attract great interest. He will demonstrate the judging of animal types as well as discuss general stock topics.