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l -Í./S--* ■S -.«^„Kí-V i yv . /; J • A ' A- fo'-í V’CA’-’, ' - -, 1 i i W L ^ 2 . | P ^ <>& •>• ' : e: ' ZÓBTMAIJj GHOOTEAU COUNT?, -MONTANA, SATURDAY, MAY J5* 1909. $2.00 PER ANNUM. ThèiBéarpàw, rpundup^yili'/alart its' eg ular 'suramierlst“work von J vftyjf 1st,' ander.iLéi]éàdcrship:;bf W.1 Tyilliaihson V /. v T v ’f V .. . j ' ‘ - . v ~,- ./ • n It is;reported0from the Bearpaws. .that thère’bas.been aiconsiderable loss’ in livestock.the, past-winter, which'has been of such length \'that the hay be-, came exhausted. ' ,s\- • V • * Knowing Henry Collins'who was re- TicnTly 'aonIenccd~TcHflie penitentiary from this county, the prison* offickils have written’making a suggestion-that he be sent to the insane asylum instead *• Two .brothers at' Missoula i 'lostVtheir wives at; thè^sarae time ' through*\ the' operation of -the divorce court, which granted the'wives deer\ os on ihe same dayj a record.'heretofore unknown ' in . the, state > ’ \ -FoUr well known, cattlem eh of Ten .'Sleep, .iWyo.>s> have'' been'in'dicted by Hie United States grand1 jury ait Chey enne,-. charged with the'murder of A1-. lemaudianti Emgey a ’couple 'of sheep men, a.short Urne ago.1 , Careless settlers in the vicinity of Swift Current;Sask.;, Cauada, permit ted fire to get out and overrun • a wide -xtent of country, doulg.-an '.immense amount of. damage to property; aside from burhing up. a number, of people. Landè under tbe Shoshone ;project in Wyoming, are to.beppened.'tp set tleihen't ftn the ^ d f * TheUiind goM at the actltal coàt of reclamation *whf ch is ijjif) petyabre,. payable in ten annual in stallment's,. with ; no interest, blit thè settler iiiustpay $1 pet acre for.opfer- Hting and ìhaiht’èntiuce. Construction work on the roost northerly ship canài in the World will •)a resiimbd by the United States gov ernment next ih'orilh, .The canài .sev- .tnteen miles’long, will opep lip, a deep .-haUuel hetwpen §t; Micheàlb'. island n'd tfae hioutli of the Yukon river, the work on which began last year. Basing their estimated fipoii ‘current itpinntid tot traiìsbórtation ’àtad inform ation, -the • traffic officials ot the llill system dc'clare that.hot leèa than one million persons Will be hahdled throiigh Minhèapóiis and St.. Paul .during tbe period of the. Alaska-Yukon Exposition ‘ They divide this Up by conceding 2d0, 000 'to the Milwaukee, after .which Coble? an... equal division of 400,000 each to.lhe Great Northern- and the Northern Pacific. • -John G. Bair of Teton .county has been named, by the treasury dopart- .:ment at Washington’, ^ .coUectorDof customs .for Mqniana und Idaho, to succeed the late Charles M. WebsteW The appointment in such cases is al ways immediate, in order that,'there may be no lapse in the administration Of the office, there being no bonded head to. the office between administra tions, nnd7tbe provisions being most peculiar ip that the bond of the late collector may not be released until the bond of his successor is approved. It is this fact, together with that of tbe ^office having no bonded bead’, which immediate appointment in case of death, obligatory. Mr. Bair is now in charge of the office. , When Montana pulled down a ma jority of the prizes offered at the .Cheyenne meeting of the dry farming congress for the class of grains display ed from this,state', the joy, of winning ■was great; but there, is cause for great er rejoicing in the fact that.the victory .has led to wide recognition ot tlie agri cultural possibilities of-.the, state’. It ’gave ah opportunity to gather in the ,blu'e‘ ribbpns, loving cups and bald cash. The Omaha., corn exposition people have written to Agronomist At- . ' iuson inviting him tò gather up a few of tlie:, best. samples of ' turney ted • , wheat,- barleyv-, oats, etc., ahtT.hring -them to the river town next December .. Montana, will, be lite re' _aud f o in J1P rof. ¡Atkinson;,so also;/will the samples of tàgncultural:prdductè’. The 1 state can , hiruisli' thé^prize'winners; -.all -right ’and Mr; ;Àibiùsòh will be - delighted to' see thKtrthey'are' on hand a t the groper time,-^ say b ,the!Billings Journal.; A~-; »-■V £. ,*'■ 1■>-v ? i '■ ■Thé senate of these United Statc-b is' still gnndiug.awav- ¡at .the lariif revis ion,,upouwbich the'house reached an agreement sojne time ago. „ As the dis cussion.proceeds it-'-becomes more and more*apparent that the question is less general than local, not* is u loncer a party issue, but purely-and »imply one of business so far as the.manulacturer and consumer are concerned. That There wl is not probable at this lime. * Charles M- Webster Dead On Friday morning, at his home at Great Falls, Charles M. »Vebsler, one of Montana’s foremost citizens, passed suddenly from the stage of life. His illness, was of less than an.,hour’?,dura tion, hence, his death conies as a.very- great su 7 prise to. his friends through out the stale. He was 51 j'ears of age and leaves.a family consisting of a wife and three children. For some time past Mr. Webster has held the position of collector of customs for the district of Montana and Idaho, one \of the’most desirable positions po litical wiihlD the district. Dunng the campaign of last fall he wasapromin- ept Candidate for goyernor, and w;ent into the convention with almost the solid suppoil of northern Montana. The Cattie Industry T Alaska«Yukon F a i r notes Area 25C acres. Cbst *10jOOO,OOD. Many permanentbuildings. Many states have huildihgs. Battleships will be in harbor. Salmon cannery in operation. Chicago Will have a building. Twelve large exhibit palaces. Oregon appropriated $.00,000; Yallie of exhibits $50,000,000: Borders on two beautiful lakes; Sub-marine boat on laku Union. Uutele 8am ia spending $000.000 Forestry building is of huge logs Washi ngiOn appropriated §1,000,00,0. California is spending over §100.000- WOhderfnl floral and landscape dis play. Five doilblc-trccked 'car lines to grounds. i Motor boat display on lake Washing ton. Snow-capped mountains seed from grounds. .Will exploitA.laska and, countries of United Stale's government has 'live buildings. Principal monüment covered with pure gold. All counties of Washington will liave displays. Grounds 20 minuiea ride from busi ness section. Highest mountain of the United Slates visible from grounds. Fourteen thousand gallons ot water will flow over the cascade each minute. E. W. McOounel, experienced show man who is building ilie ^Monitor and Murrimac” atliaction at the Alaska- Yukon-Facific Exposition at SeatUe,' savs that the exhibition will be the mostheatiful in hisjory. , The United States government is in stalling the.lisheries exhibit at-the Al- aska-Yukon-Pacilic Expositiou'at Seat- tie this summer. .A “ moousliiuing” outfit. . broughl from tbe mountains of Eastern Ken tucky will he exhibited a t the Alaska- Yiikon-Paeific Exposition at Seattle on June 1st. The Syrcedish building, one of the handsome aud classical' 'structures at the Seattle fair, is now ready for exbih its; : One bf*th'c*iiovcl things to be seen in the Hawaiian'building'at Seattle, is the moving, picmres of the volcano Kil- I A * * — —A _ A A i » . a l t A M ê f t l A t f A A f f auea in eruption, showing the it streams’ do wn the lava as mountain side, before been The pictures h are ncvejcbefore beei ekli'bited dutsid of ,jH^mhula.^. \ . I.-. X. ‘rú t . ‘ - Commenting on the csUtie industry. and the prevalent belief that the busi ness is on :Js km legs, tbe JRivcr Press says: -The Montana cattle yudustry dates back fo the early.,six ties, the records showing that in l c04 the territorial legislature passed an act concerning mariis-and-brands;— w I kc I i —formed-i-ho- basis for subsequent lenislstion upon the subject. The first beef drive out of the territory is said to have been made in 1SG8 l>v J . D. Hogan of Ab- susta, who drove an outfit overlanu to Utah to till a iieef couti-act bn the U. P. railroad. In 18il4, aceording-to old lime stockmen, the first 'Montana beef shipments to eastern markets was by James Forbes, who purchased the cat tle from-Con Kobis, and drpvc'.hem from Sun river to Ogden, where they were loaded on the cars. The first- mention of Montana cattle as an item of taxable property', appears in the territorial auditor’s report of 1868, which shows that 18,801 head were assessed that year, their total, value being §593,304 Those in Chbti-. teau county * at that lime numbered only 259 bead. The Montana cattle industry made rapid growth during the seventies, the assessors’ returns in 18S4 showing over half a million head listed. In 2893, the number rctnrned for assessment, had increased to 7/0,000 head, which was high water mark up to that time. ‘ -Notwithstanding the general belief that the Montana cattle\ industry has been on the decline, in recent years by reason of restriction of tae ranged the reports made to -the county' assessors furnish proof to the contrary. The numaer of Cattle listed - for taxation is now in excess of 800,000^ head, with a value between $13,000,000 and §14,- 000,000—an exhibit whicn indicates the confidence of Montana stockmen in the continued -prosperity of their industry.” » tbe' interest, at home and also of lower- i - jlng'th rate of ¡merest on all farm loans i the state. This will bo a «rood 1 thing •: o\cry wu$ and will mu o.uij ; redut -he burden borne bv the fann ers v -u must carry tnorrgages. but will • > this class of investment ■> ! bette. landing in the financial world State Loans oh Farm Lands Â ' •T the Senior Senator i Tie of lb veste of Tit coal i rise t (brini us pi - Tu pipun heir • tlien Value' lands . Of tin .'cent decision by .fudge Hum »«it'll States court, which di al- Northern l’aeilu railroad m > large body of very valuable in Carbon county, has given ■n il discussion as to how und . 'vl.nrii the comp my acquired uded title. - -in l grant, passing tbrough a ..nous region, naturally, it foil i lore or less land which wns i I ahvays would be p'-aetica!ly This was the case of its ig the side of Mouni|Tacoma. the Iitver Press sonle time ago s ..«I: . “ M .others of congtcss who were frien>'n i- the Northern I’aeifleor who were »n us employ, secured the creat- ion.ol the Mount Iianier forest reserve which «ucludeti these rocky and barren lands belonging to the railroad com pany, In accordance with the regula tions- forest reserve scrip wns issued to the'company m cxchauge for the land surrendered and this scrip has been us ed io secure pmre valuable lands in Montana and other states; Some of the 'serip has been sold to settlers at six or .eiuht ^dollars an- acre; making th e ♦trapsactian a very profitable deal for the the railroad. This Mount Ranior forest reserve job is one of the biggest and most successful public land steals on -record, but as the scrip does not ap ply to mineral lands, the company lost out in its attempt to acquire Montana coal lauds by its u?e.” ' The Butte MiueF published a letter from Senator Carter in which he de fie d any responsibility for the deal, One of the laws passed, by the last legislature and signed by' the governor, which is likely to have a far-reaching influence 'On the rate of -interest now being paid on farm loans in ' Montana^ is the measure introduced and introduc ed by Senator McCarthy, of Gallatin county. According to the..provisions,- of .this 1 a Wr^TficTslà tSTmth'orfli GïCT ¡ r cperfllTOrff to lend the money which accumulates in tlie trust funds held for the benefit of statè educational institutions, On farm lauds a t six per cent interest. At tlie prcscnHime Ibis money is in vested in city and county bonds, where the same can be purchased at par, but the amount of bonds which can be ac quired at this figure arc limited and do not furnish sufficient outlet for the in vestment of all the funds as tney ac cumulate. In fact the large proportion of ljohds sn far bought under this pro vision, are.those oí Silver JJow coanty and the city of Butte, aud while these i áre good aud will probably al ways be good, it is uot a proper plan to place too many eggs m one iiaske*. The McCarthy law will give an un limited field for the investment of these funds aud, with the safeguard* which have bee.U provided,’w 1 1 1 furnish Secur ity as safe as government bonds. But die more important phase of the matter is that the new law will have’ the effect of reducing the rate of inter est on long-term, gilt edge farm loans.. Heretofore the interest on this clxss of loans has been 'seven, eight and leu- per cent- The greater portion of the money invested'iti farm mortgages in Montana a t the present tiniti is eastern capital and the. raté of Interest ’paid has bees a constant and - considerable drain on the resources of the ¿tate’for thé benéfit of cáslern ínvestórs. _ The new law will result 'in replacing some of this eastern capital with.mau- but that paper coiltes back and quoting the record shoiVs that the Senator was sponser for the bill in Us final stages, c/flling it up and asking for-its passage in the 8enate. -- llegardless of'who was responsible, it was one of the most cleverly cloaked transactions ever engineered for Jand- mg Title to some of the best of the pub lie, lands of the country in exchango for some of the most worthless, and it required a master mind to conceive the congress Of theU n ited States ) Our New Spring Line of Ladies and Men’s Furnisnings i§ now Ready for your Inspection. Also Many New and Stylish Designs in Dress Goods and Notions. We take measures for Men's high-grade Tailor-made Cjothing, and our Tailors Guarantee Every Garment. Now is the ||mc to Leave your Measure for a Stylish Spring Suit. You will not regret it. DAVID CLINE General Merchandise ZORTMAN, MONTANA. ^Dodson and Little-Rookies Stage Co Thè Cattlemen’s Meeting favoring relating to DAILY FROM EACH-END First-ciass Concord Coaches drawn by four good horses niako tho trip daty , each way, in two hours less time between ZoiTinatt and Dodson, than it m%do by any’olhor line running into the Little Rockies. Fifteen miles tho shortest. H. 'F, Warren, Manager. l~r~ ■X ok ItnOWN E d Tuonan» ey belonging lb the state'and thus keep Montana-. The’ meeting of the North Montana Roundnp association was held at Havre on Friday with about 60 members in attendance, including the best known stockmen of northern Montana. The roll call showed 181 active mcm- heis, an increase Of six during the year. A resolution was adopted the enforcement of the law the shipment of caiile into Montana from other states before having bceu inspected. For the next meeting place- there, was a tie vote uoiween Havre and Fori Bentor. but oh a to»a up Fori Renton won tbe meeting. The following office's were chosen for tlie ensuing year: President, E. T . ' Broadwater; vicc- pres., Dr, J. B, Carroll; sec.-lreas, T, A. Cummins. Executive committee: M E. Milner, Jesse.I. Phelps’, D. G. Browne, Jos. Townsend, Norvel Wallace,'John Har ris. Simon Pepin, T. A..Cummings; ,1. C. Kyle,.C. W. Price, Win. OobUrn, J. T.,Murphy, C. II. Austin,.-Ai ,I. ’Javidso.n, A. W. KiugabiirY, Thomas Couch, Jr;', J . B. CarroH, C. II. Green J. E.’ Marcum. An efforUwill be made to secure a resident stock inspector for northern BROWN & THORSEN . - • —^R etail D e a le r s « “- Wines, Liquors arid .Cigars. Goods in Case [Bo*GedJtBei»' Imported and Domestic Cigars Lower Main St. Zorfcm'an, Montana. • w ZORTMAN-WILDER STAGE LINE. Carrying LL S. Mail, Passengers and Express. Leaves Zortman Sunday and Wednesday, at.u it m, arriving at Wilder and'Missouri River points at 2 p m, returning tl# following days. C. B.. ^ turman ,'Prop, THE EAGLE SALOON KELLERMAN & SHERLOCK, Prop’rs. Zortman, Montana —R etail D eaxeb ik — . Gibson, Hoosier Bard ,and other brands oLImported and Domestic Cigars,' SOCIAL CLUB Whiskey. , i '►/ ^ y t .» - HAMM BREWING CD’S BEER