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EL wanted at STIPEK, Mont.
. - GLENDIVE, MONTANA, THURSDAY. AUG. 25, 1910 Eight Pages
undred~.--. ave Perished in Conflagrations
. e Destroyed Many Towi~s.
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i It was not at all queer that the young chap, or the confident, well dressed gentleman
of the 17th or 18th century felt a combination of pride and satisfaction in his new suit, made
by his rustic tailor, when he could sit by the fireside in the dusk, courting the young, rosy cheeked
maiden, carding and spinning the wool, or watch her dainty hands dexterously operating the loom t
SMarks that brought forth the bewitching material that was to constitute his raiment. Show me the oung
man, I dare say elder, too, whose heart would not dilate at such a chance.
OlothiOng, You might well be satisfied with the material, but you wouldn't put up with that style of
Smakeup. Correct style is of pre-eminent importance to every man.
You had better look through your wardrobe to see what you need in Suits or Overcoats
& Longley for fall or winter, and if you find you are shy a Coat or Suit, you ought to prepare to supply
your wants early. We like to show you our line, and if we haven't got the thing you like, let
us have it made to your measure according to your individual taste, and amount of money you feel
ats. like putting into it. We can have Suits made to your measure to satisfy anybody's fancy at prices
ranging from $17.50 to $40.00 The $17.50 Suit will receive the same consideration and careful
ness in workmanship as the $40.00 Suit. -
Agency for
1 Ca et Tailoring Co. THE BEE HIVE, J. J. Stipek, Prop.
TFien& Marks
JOHN BOYD, father of Capt. Wm.
Boyd, suffocated in his home while
trying to rescue the family.
Two unknown men, whose bones
were found in the ruins of the Michi
gan hotel.
Unknown man burned in the Coeur
d'Alene hotel.
peg, fire fighter, single.
JOE FRENE, fire fighter, single;
suffocated in tunnel on Placer creek.
Four unidentified fire fighters, suffo
cated on Placer creek.
Unidentified fire fighter, burned to
death near Mullan.
In a tunnel of the old War Eag'e
mine on Placer creek seven miles
from Wallace, 41 men under Forest
R tnge Pulaskie were packed tightly
together to escape a sheet of flame
that swept down the gulch. They
hugged the ground and buried their
faces in the mud on the floor of the
tunnel until the fire went by, when,
half mad with the heat, they ran and
threw themselves in the creek. Five
were left dead in the tunnel and an
other, cut off from the crew, was found
burned to a cinder.
With daylight, a relief expedition
will be organized to go to Placer and
Big creeks, where the fire fighters'
camps are located. These men have
been scattered over the country, driven
hither and thither by the flames. At
War Eagle tunnel, three miles from
Wallace, six dead were found and two
were badly injured. The dead in the
tunnel had sought refuge. They lay
with their faces in the water, covered
with wet blankets and had died partly
from the fire and partly from suffoca
tion by smoke. The injured were
relieved with olive oil and brought to
the hospitals.
At Big creek 12 dead recovered, two
injured and three unfortunates who
were completely blinded. One fighter
was found dead near Mullan and 16 who
were more or less seriously injured. At
Pine creek three are dead, five blinded
and five others otherwise injured.
Montana State Fair
Helena, Mont., Aug. 20.-The
eighth Montana State Fair in this
city, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1., will have
one of the most remarkable attrac
tions ever seen in the northwest,
this being none other than daily
flights by one of the world's best
known aviators-Curtiss of New
York. The management has just
signed a contract with this well
known master of the air, under the
terms of which he is to make daily
flights at the fair grounds in this
city, and furthermore he is to ex
hibit in no other city of the west
except at the Spokane fair.
Curtiss uses a model biplane that
closely resembles the Wright ma
chine-in which some of the now
existing world's record flights were
made this year, and that his efforts
at the Montana state fair will be
with the object of establishing still
greater feats cannot now be too
strongly set forth. It is certain that
he will establish new records for the
western part of the nation. His
contract provides that Curtiss must
remain in the air at least ten min
utes and achieve an altitude of ful
ly fifty feet-this being the mini
mum. Thus, all fair visitors are
assured the witnessing of a feat, the
achievements along which line have
been the subject of more discussion
in the public press than any other
accomplishment in recent years.
The fair management also an
noui ices another feature which must
necessarily appeal to all Montanans
-a cowboys' relay race. This is to
be run at the rate of three miles a
day and with three daily changes
before the grandstand. The rules
for this contest provide that all pa
tent mechanisms must be barred, or
in other words, that each animal
must be unsaddled and the fresh
horse saddled in the regulation man
ner with the ordinary cinch.
Already a large number of entries
have been received and Secretary
Martin expects that several others
will follow, thus indicating that
there will be a large number of con
testants. Relay races have invaria
bly proved popular features, and
this year will be no exception. Al
ready several strings of horses are
in training at the grounds, so that
the animals will become accustomed
to the stunts expected from them,
for in these races a great deal de
pends upon the rapidity with which
the rider may transfer his saddle to
the waiting animal.
In addition to the cowboys' relay
race there will be the regular run
ning and harness events, and re
specting these Secretary Martin
states that all races have been fairly
well filled. The automobile races
will also prove to be as popular as
ever. Indeed, judging from the
great number of entries, they will
be more exciting than ever.
Chicago Range Cattle and Sheep
Specially Prepared by Clay, Robinson
& Co.
Chicago Union Stock Yards, IlL.,
August 22, 1910.-Receipts of western
rangers last week'totaled 13,000 again
st 15,000 the previous week and 8,800
the corresponding week of last year.
There was an excellent: demand and
beef steer prices advanced 35 to 50c
over the previous week's close. A
lot of the Dana Wyomings topped at
$7.00 and the very light common grades
went as low as $4.25, with bulk of
sales at $4.90 to $5. 75."Cows and heifer s
advanced 15 to 25c for the week with
the top at $5.50, we selling the Pat
terson Montana heifers at this figure.
Bulk of cows and heifers went at $3.50
to $4.75. Stockers and feeders were
in excellent demand and there was an
advance of 25c, with bulk sales at
$4.25 to 5.25 and tops up to $5.65.
Sheep and Lambs
Marketing of sheep and lambs last
week totaled 99,800, against 131,235
the previous week. Prices advanced
15 to 25c during the first half of the
week, but all of the gain was dropped
on later days. Top lambs for the
week reached $7.00 and sheep $4.50,
but at the close of the week the limit
for lambs was $6.85 and for sheep
$4.40. Most of the week's trading
was at $6.65 to $6.90 for lambs and
$4.00 to $4.35 for sheep. Bulk of the
yearlings went on feeding account at
$5.40 to 5.60. There was an excellent
demand for feeding and breeding stock
and most trading was at $6.50 to 6.65
for lambs, $4.00 to 4.15 for wethers
and $3.00 to 3.25 for ewes. Choice
yearling breeding ewes quotable up to
n[ i ~-·~-s -- I
Superstitious Believe That "Day of Reckoning"
Has Approached During the Night.
The atmospheric conditions which
prevailed in this locality last Mon
day have probably not been dupli
cated within the memories of the
oldest inhabitants. A dense pall of
smoke had drifted down from the
forest fire area in the western part
of the state during Sunday night,
and when morning dawned, the sun,
although it could not pierce the
dense clouds, diffused an iridescent
glow that illuminated the horizon in
all directions. Although the light
was far from having the equality of
day, it was several times more bril
liant than bright moonlight. The
comparatively dim morning fooled
many residents, however, and the
number of late risers was legion.
All forenoon it was necessary to
keep lights burning in a majority of
the places of business.
How brilliant was the artificial il
lutmination and its resemblance to
nearby forest fires may be judged
from the fact, that a number of far
mers, suddenly grown apprehensive,
hastily plowed fireguards around
their places. The Gate City had the
appearance of reating in the glow
A New Arid Land Alfalfa
Experienced farmers in Spokane
county believe that the discovery of
wild alfalfa, known to botanists as
"medgicaga falcata," in Bonner
county, Idaho, by W. H. Heideman,
superintendent of the sulb-experi
ment station, conducted by the Uni
ted States government at Clagstone,
Idaho, will solve the problem of dry
land forage crops. The plant, which
thrives in arid districts, where oth
ers die from heat and lack of mois
ture, is similar to tame alfalfa. The
blossom is a pinkish white and re
sembles the plant brought to this
country from Russia by Professor
Hanson of South Dakota, who was
sent abroad by the government to
find a plant adapted to semi-arid
districts. The pods are the same
size and shape as those of tame al
falfa. Mr. Heideman found the
plants in the Hoodoo valley, former
_ Ill~d L II i iL
emanating from a mighty blast fur
Reports from nearby places tell of
similar conditions. Travelers west
ward bound from Dakota points al
so say that artificial illumination
was the rule during Monday because
of the dense canopy of smoke.
On Tuesday conditions were near
ly normal and yesterday the last of
the smoke was dissipated by the
coming of the spl. ndid rain.
As announced elsewhere in this is
sue, loss of life and property from
the terrible fires has been very
great. H-ow much loss of life has
occurred can be but remotely guess
ed at, as whole parties of fire figh
ters are reported missing. It has
been necessary to run Northern Pa
cific trains over the Gr-at Northern
tracks from Helena west
Yesterday word from Helena not
ified the members of Company I, the
local militiamen, to hold themselves
in readiness to proceed westward at
once if conditions necessitated the
move. Gov. Norris is sparing no
efforts in lending assistance to sup
press the awful conflagrations.
ly given over to placer gold miners,
in a spot where there is no chance
for even nature to sub-irrigate plant
life and where all vegetation is
practically dead. Professor Heide
man has sent specimens of the plant
to prominent botanists for examina
tion and identification. Experts
say the plant has been searched for
all over the world the last 10 years.
Lyceum Theatre Offerings
For the coming few days this popu
lar place of amusement offers the fol
lowing bills: Sunday, Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday, Aug. 28, 29, 30
and 31 Dickson & Hanson in singing and
talking. Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3, Weston Duo in
comedy. Fred Lawrence & Co., in a
production called "The Light" will
occupy the boards the remaining days
of this week. Remember the change
of motion pictures every evening.

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