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• A 71 • •':, • • • • • VOL. !. NO. 4 MELSTONE, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2'1, 1911. $2,00 PER YEAR, Higher Price for Durum Wheat Duluth Ilarket puts Price Far Above the No. I Hard Wheat Recent dispatches show that Durum wheat has sold on the Du- luth market higher than No. 1 herd. This means more to Mon- tana than it is possible to esti- mate, and it will add to the wealth of this section of the state beyond calculation, for Duruin wheat is eminently a dry lead product. It does well on a niiniinum of mois- ture, ,while as regards yield, actual experience has shown it to excel any that can be raised. In this re- gard it has everything to commend it to the man who has to depend upon natural conditions for his crops. It is the %cognition of this that haa caueect the growers of Durum to continue an uphill fight with the millers, who refused to buy the grain, except at prices much lower than paid for other wheat. Be- cause of its extreme hardness, the millers would not handle the grain special machinery being required for its reduction to flour. In ad- dition, they also set up the claim that because of its color—which is somewhat darker ---flour made from macaroni ',heat was gees aalable. et the.. oppositioti of the mil the use of Diiru . rn flour WW1 confined almost exclu- sively to the manufacture ot maca- roni and other cereal foods. In their contest with the millers the farmers have been aided ma- terially by the traders, particular- ly those of Duluth, who long ago recagnized the great benefits that would come to the growers if Du- rum was given its proper place in ; the list of flour producing grains. As - already stated, it yields greatly in excess of the ordinary verities of wheat. while at the same time it is richer in gluten and protein therefore to be preferred as an ar- ticle of food. This fact was recog- nized a number of years ago by at least one foreign government—that of Japan. In making up its army rations. the government of that country decided that bread made from maoaroni wheat afforded one compotent that was almost ideal. Acting on this the agents of the Japanese wore sent to this coun- try, and they bought immense quantities of macaroni wheat and flour., refusing to buy authdr, not- withstanding the difficulty in so. curing a sufficient quantity of the grain and flour. , In a way a beoin in macaroni wheat was started as it gave the growers and traders renewed cour- age and confidence and they con- tinued to push their favorite grain Last week's proceedings on the Duluth market would show that at last they have won. There is practically I\ limit to the amount of Durum that can be grown on the bench lands of Mon- tana. With a market aesurecl for the output, coupled with a fair price, the dry hind farmers of the state have a new source of wealth opened to 'them, the possibilitres Of which are 41plopt beyond coin- putagep, The Alaskan Boundry Line Nearly Finished • Work has Been Going on For Over Fourteen Years 0 D, Craig, chief of the Canad- ian boundary survey, Tilos, J. Riggs Jr., engineer in charge in American -Alaska survey party and Mr. Pope, assistant to the latter latter arrived in Vancovei\ B. C. for the winter, They have been running a line along the 141st Meridian from Mt. Elias to the Arctic ocean, marking the boundry line between the northern part of the United States and Canada. The party completed the line to within thirty miles of the Arctic ocean, cutting a vista twenty feet wide through the for- ests, putting up bronze monuments at an average distance of 30 miles and mapping the country. The country through which the line was run is very wild and in spots barren. It is mountainous and practically unexplored. There are many miles of country on which Ylo white, man ever before sot foot, The work which has been going on for the past four- teen month's will probably be com- Pleted during the next year. —Surveying New Line A branch line to be known' as the North and South railroad, con- necting Harlowton . to the' Puget Sound and Col umbuS on the North- ern Pacific by way of the Big bas- in country seems assured in the near future, says the Anaconda Standard. The appearance of a big party of surveyors in Harlow - ton this week disclosed the fact that a final survey has been made to within about 40 miles of Harlow. ton and it is expected grading will begin this fall. Columbus capital- ists are boosting the new road. Last fall president Earling and a party of Milwaukee directors wont over the survey of the branch line between Harlowton and Mel - vine. The probability of this lat- ter road being built in the spring, it is said, has induced the Northern Pacific, through local parties, to forestall the Milwaukee by building first. The Big Basin Country, trib- utary to the proposed new. line, in- cludes - more than 1,000,000 acres, the greatest part -of which is till- able and well . adapted to winter wheat, apples and. berries. •- --- - - -41110 • 411. - Hand Strikers Checks Saturday the Southern Pacific company at Ogden Utah, paid off 550 shopmen Who walked out at that place tlireo weeks ago. The strikers went to the freight house to receive their checks and depart- ed immediately without attempt- ing to create any disorder. In the Company's shops it was found that about ninty - men wore at work in tile different depart- ments. Many . of the men secured employment by applying to the officials at Ogden. In the car shops together with the machine, and blacksmith shops and round house, there are 150 men employed, Burgler's Pilfer Rancher's Home Theives Break Window to Secure Entrance to the House The home of Mr. 4pd Mrs. F. Koenig, who live abont two miles east of Lavine wae broken into last week and several articles of value were stolen, among the swag were two new suits- of underwear., a case of canned goods, preserves ; etc., two new razors, lady's gold watch and locket and several small- er articles. Entrance was gained by breaking out a pane of glass. and opening the' window. The robbers were three strangers and it is understood that they are want- ed in Miles City on a similar charge The authorities were immediate- ly notified as soon s ae the crime was discOvered, and the culprits were arrested - ty Harlowtan. 'Under Sheriff Baldwin and County Att'y. O'Neil wont to Harlowton Tuesday and brought the - . 6 prisoners to Roundup whore they will be kept for trial. Most of the, stolen art s : idles were recovered.—Lavina In- dependent. ' Without doubt, .these. are the same potty theives who have been working their game all along the lino from Miles City Where a ninn- her of raneli houses . were broken eintontWith1n stiNtitee--of-461: stone whore they took everything in sight in the way of groceries and clothing. Mrs. Warner Entertains . Wedwesday afternoon between the hours of two and six o'clock, a number of ladies were very pleas- antly entertained at a whist party by Mrs. A, F. Warner in honor of her guest, Mrs, Caine of Orton- ville, Minn. The afternoon was spent in card playing and everyone present had a most enjoyable afternoon. About five o'clock luncheon was served consisting of the following.: Sandwiches MENU Oyster Pattees Pickles - • , /Pineapple Sherbet Cakes Coffee Those present were: Mesdames Hartley, LaFavor, ()flips, .Harris, Cain, He'dges, Smith, Loekridge and Miss Herron and the Misses G rant, Ranchers Attention! We will, in order to Boehm More subscribers, give every rancher who subscribes for the Graphic one year in advance, six months free advertising of their brand. This is an exceptional offer not given by any other paper in Montana. In this way your brand will be inado public and stock lost or strayed Can be more easily located when the ranchers know each other' brand. We hope you will realize the convenience of this , . mode of advertising your brand and come and give us $2.00 for a years- sub- cription to the Ciraphie, Another Case of Shooting Scrape White Slavery at Cold Springs Case Brought . Against a Miles City Ilan by a • Government Officer —•0.--- Oomplaint has been filed before United States Commissioner Mann of Billings ag'iiinfit Frank A.Gurino alias Murry of Miles City, charg- ing hmn with causing Gladys Con - ray to be transported from Wallace Ida., to Miles City for the purpose of inducing her to lead a life of shame. It is alleged that the offense was committed on April 1st. last, and ihe complaint was lodged fol- lowing eh investigation by Pliny Patrick, a government .detective, Gurino was arrested at Billings several days ago on a minor charge, and is now a prisoner in the county jail. He was given a hearing Tuesday. After Express Companies The interstate commerce com- mission has ordered all express companies operating in the United States to furnish to the commis- sion on or before December 1st, information in detail of all their operations. These details include the officers and stockholders, amounts of is- sues of bonds and stocks, desorip- . tion of property, copies cf con- traelk . With . railmada or other com- mon carriers, revenues from other sources, contraCts with the govern- niont or with other parties, includ. ing foreign nations, number of packages of newepapors and maga- zines handled and total charge as- sessed, number of miles of railroad on which business is conducted : agreements among the various ex- press companies, list . of securities held, changes in express rates dur- ing the last 20 years, any consid- erations paid to the railroad offi- cials to induce the execution of eontracts, and amounts to railroads for the year ending Juno 30, 1911, with complete details of the pay- ments. The comirission will use this in- formation in the preparation for a general hearing when the express companies will be afforded oppor- tunity to seek to justify their pres- ent operations and rates. 411110----• Ilan identified 'rho mail who was killed by be. ing struck by the pilot beam of a Milwaukee engine about two weeks ago, near Tulsor station, was defi- miately identified Sunday by Al Mc - Dorman, an employee of Dan Mc- Kay at Mimic), as Peter Smith. The remains having been buried, the identification could be made only by means of the clothing worn by the deceased, and by the de- scription of the deceased furnished by the undertaker. • Cormipondents It is the desire of the manage- ment of the Graphic to got caries- pondenta in all the surrounding towns so we hope if thorn are any who would be interested in seeing items from their home town ap- pear in the Graphic, that they will send them in and got our terms kir corresponding. Respectfully, TRH MRI4IiTONg GRAPHIC, Victim Gets a Heavy Load of Shot in the back - Not Serious A8 a result of a quarrel, Carlos Loon is under the doctor's care and Frank Minier, a well known resident of that section is under bonds to appear at the next term of district court of Jefferson County, on a.charge of assault in the first degree. It seems that Moon and Minier hey° been on unfriendly terms over a transaction for some time and Moon assaulted Minier while they were on the road from their ranches to Caldwell, with the re - suit that Minier shot him. After the shooting Minior weet to Whitehall where he gave himself op. He was taken to Boulder where ho was arraigned, but waived the preliminary examination and was let out on bonds. furnished by A. J. MoKay and Thomas Dawsoa It is the general opinion of the people in that section that Moon provoked the quarrel and got just what he deserved. Death at' Lewistown' William J. Hopkins, a .Milvrau. kea surveyor. who hat been em. employed for several weeks post by gns4i0eer- Spraginevn 4140;tto.: ger line, died Tuesdayinorniug.at 5 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital,. Lewistown, after a brief illness following an attack of' appendi. citis. Hopkins wtis stricken with the malady and for n short time re. mained in the camp, thinking that it was not serious. A doctor was called and it was advised that he sent to a hospital. He was taken to Kendall but his condition was so serious that it was deemed ad. visable to send him to Lewistown, Friday night he was taken in from the linger line in a Milwaukee train, and the next morning oper- ated upon in hope of saving his life. The deceased was about 45 years of age and unmarried. He went to Lewistown two years ago, and has - noon working with them since. His home is in the Big Hole basin and it is likely that the minable will be shipped there for inter, meat. Trampled by a Deer • Opening the door of his cabin and passing outside ono night re. recently, M. W. Wallace of near Libby, was knocked down by a deer that was standing under the porch near the door, The deer had been eating some wilt which had been left ()Weide and in ,tright, when the door was opened, ran into the man with such force as to knock him over. Wallace is an expert miner and was doing some work on the B. M, Thomas copper claims. Although there are lots of door in that loc. ality it is Seldom that they EITO bold enough to, come right up to the cabin - door. Wallace was not seriously injured but was laid up for a few -days for the deer not only knocked him down but trampled upon him, , 11. ••••