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Be on hand tomorrow anti isiki your assistance in meshing 4•0\\\oleaseell\\Illerioili+litimesorimillias.411+01441n.41411 , throngh the offer which will ,loreit serve ' THE BANK OF HARDIN II Knepp.: & Co. of Sheridan and the !,eople who ii re putting up the , J. W. Gregory of Basin, Wyo., money 'to pay the fiddler. luv.tes everyone in the Big Horn valley to open an account Make Good Proposals Ur e with them. Construct i Causal. tart Bryan. to, a 3, 0 ,eal n o , aeontlu deposits we pay 6 per cent for six months, 6 per cent er We are very careful in the selection of our loans, requiring * riti with a good margin. No loans are made to officers anti a large reserve Is carried, t making the bank an absolutely safe place for the deposit of funds, whether large or small. The same consideration is given a small account as a large e, el Burglary and Holdup Insurance carried and we are membernof i American Bankers .1%..ssociation. We solicit your business on vonservative principles and with safety betimes profit. Yours truly, E. A. HOWELL, Cashier. 0• 141 11100.4411.1114•11 -411 inee011•41.11-11111teolliss-0+1 , 1sell fully their proposition and 'dew& terms. Tha will make three septtrate \roPc- CAN AL LINE' T fisen which to choose, \ eaid atnong o • many it is reusoruible to 'suppose that at least one should be within reason and tan to'hil parties tionoerned 4•Ierte a number of non-resident land Many Promising Develop-!..aker. have signified their intention of ments and Great In- besUg present tomorrow and we hope to owe every man residing in the valley terest Shown. , on hand. The meeting will be and im- potato one and should result in some - The Montana Saloon W. A. BECKER, Mgr. Diplomat Whiskey. \JUST RIGHT\ Imported .4 Domestic CIGARS B udweiser and illings E E It - (ik • I M PORTED WINKS Corner Central Ave. HARDIN, and Second Streets. Mont. ........... NM , .1\ ••••• X.XXXXXX\ NARDI N Feed,Livery&Transferco RENO & McDONALD, Props. First -Class Turnouts to points OII the Reservation or any place you wish to reach. Teams with or without drivers. Prompt service. Express and Dray Orders Promptly Done 1 4 4 X3010CICXXXX=Ct r eis•-•gairs• Arams. -61N1010-0-011Mto- 4/011/06- -NEIN. -44 1/1 1 .'0 01 .0. -4 411111 1 . - I LOTS I Some Good Locations Still for Sale i Ditch Work Begins 1 Values Will Go Up I CARL RANKIN, HA R y i l o N ni a na mwirwiriring. THE HARDIN BAR ROBERT ANDERSON, Provo full iine Old ‘• Homestead • Whiskey Budweiser Beer WINES, IMPORTED and DOMESTIC CIGARS HARDIN, MONT. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ...... • • • • • • ..................... • • • • ..... C. SPENCER, General Merchandise Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Clothing. Hard in, Mont. Stock Complete prTlf TTIrr • • • • • [The Tribune for Job Printing I T LLI.AM I I X/IXXXX XX Inn • • • • • TWO GOOD OFFERS As dated in last week's Tribune. Mr H. Knepper, of the contraetiag firm of 1 H. Knepper & Co., of Shersitio. Wyo., met the people of the valley - in the lobby of the Hardin Hotel last Saturday and ! made them a definite and what is con• • aiderest a good proposition fqr .1 1111 ‘09/14 - struction of a canal to water voile twenty thousand, acres of the land lying in this vafley. . Mr. Knepper was . ac• f companied by O. It. McCoy, ao at- torney of Sheridan, who did most of the talking for Irr., Eneppef. At the beginning it was 4uggested that the people of the valley orioinize themselves into a company or 'organ- ization, in order that Mr. Knapper or any other party would have a duly authorized body to deal with... Articles of•incorporation of te Hardin Water Users' Association. previtmelY prepared , were read, after which a „request was made that all present who desired to join the association 'should sign the articles. Without exception all present signified their willingneas by attaching their signature. This being done a board of directors consisting of five members was elected as folliaws: W. E. Reno, C. C. Calhoun, L. J. Gilliland, Mr. Haffner and G. H. Thomas. Mr. Knepper, through his attorney, then stated his proposition to the meet- sng. He offered to construct a caual of aarfieiera osparity to curry 100 inches of water to every 160 acres of load under the camel, with wooden beatigate and wooden flumes, construct all tlie later- als, with wooden gates at all points of diversion, the entire works to be first class in every respeet and to be passed upon by a competent engineer ander the employ of the association, fist the sum of $10.75 per acre on five years time, with a discount of 10 per cent for cash. The company will be required to raise and deposit in some bank to be selected the sum of $80,000 before work will commence. Security for the bid- atuos . is to be placed! in escrow and turned over to the contractor in install- ments as the work progresses. Knep- per & Co. agree to commence work within thirty days from the time the deposit is made and will complete the work by a date to be determined. It is no exaggeration to may that those present at the meeting displayed great enthusiasm and were evidently ready to clot* a contract.. However, many of the land Owners of the valley were not present and it was impossible to close a • ciintract without wtiret,,tigini ; suiting them and engaging their. co-cno. eration. This will be done at the earl- iest possible time and it is hoped that :it the meeting tomorrow enough will be present either by person or by proxy so that final arrangements can be made. On Sunday Mr. J. W. Gregory of Basin. Wyo., met with the board of di- rectors and others and made them a proposal to build the canal. Mr. Greg- ory stated that he had ample backing to put the enterprise through. His plan 'differed from Mr. Knepper's in • the matter of a headgate. flumes and pay- ments. He proposed to build a canal sufficient to tarry 100 inches of water per 180 acrem, with a concrete headgate, steel flumes, wooden gates for diversion laterals and the construction of the main laterals. No cash payment was tusked, and in (use any of the parties desired to commute his company would tarnish the money and take security for that and the water right at one and the 'tame time. A discount of A per cent would be allowed for milt or live years time would he given: ico pay'ri ment would he required until the canal was (.40inpleted. He gnaranteed to onn men* work within thirty daym from the date of the signing of the contract Both of those propoeitisms are good ones and it looks as though 'something would be doing in the canal line. in the very near future. If both are all, es al to slip hy it will make people gerearell. believe that the land owners in the val Icy are not overly anxious for water , Word ham been received that. Messrs.. Bair and Shepard of Billings will be An Hardin tomorrow to attend thexlibrh meeting, and that they will. explein hardship and injustice to the newspa- per publishers all over the country. \Firmt I would may I have no recollection of having received any letter from you relative to this mat- ter heretofore and am indeed sorry that your first communication did not reach me. \From all the information I can get I think unquestionably some action should be taken to break up the com- bination and will certainly lend my in - way possible to bring fluence in any It about. \I think one to perpetuate the memory of the late Sheriff James T. Webb. McKinley poet, (4. A. R., of this city has taken the lead in the movement, heisting a mubscription list with it25. Secretary Decker of the Billing's chamber of commerce km agreed to act as custodian of the fund to be raised in this manner, and it is hoped to raise enough money within a few days to inmnre the mucceras of the piotsement. The old isoldieraireqtiest that all who ! wish to ormtritinte to the fend leave ' their mnivicriptionm with Secretary Decker. Due publicity will be given to every amount suscritied, and the vet- eranm invites every one to become sub- scribers that enduring evitlence may be given of the esteem in which the community holds for a Madero officer who lost his life in the performance of faithful duty.--Billingm Journal. - The body of William Hickfourd, the ' Walter Wellnien , the newspaper man and lecturer who next spring will make an atteinpt tore:tell the north pole in an enormous airship. was in Butte last week at' Wellman seitlasVaira his first visit to Ntontana., he uki r+eiulily understand vrti s• its people were so attached to the state \I was surprised at the number of hood towns in Montana,\ said Mr. Well- man. and people in the east have no idea of what vast opportunities there are in the west. I do not believe that Mon- tana will be fully developed in the next fifty years and from now on the state is certain to grow and its great resources des' loped with increased population.\ ,,,k113 reason Mr. Wellman wants to put off his start for the pole another year is that he does not want to miss the presi- dencialassanpaign. He has not mimed one like. over a quarter of a century and does not intend to miss this. \I do not believe there is any questo but that Taft and Bryan will be, Oita choice of the two conventions,\ sold Nirt Wellman this morning and his funnier.. ity with the political eitnation make his statements of some value: gime two 'strong men notninafad Mere wrn his mistake that the pub- lishers hiive made in the matter is in attributing the present condition to the tariff on paper. Without a full in- vestigation of all the facts in the ease; many of them have been led to be- lieve that the tariff now in force has brought about the present high price of paper. I think a full knowlege of the facts in the come will - lead the newspaper 'Men to a different View and result in directing their efforts tiling a different line. \The truth is that the tariff on paper —amounting to only $6.00 per ton—a little leas than one-third of a cent per pound, has little to do with the pres- ent price of news print, which is about $0 per ton, or three and a half cents . • • per pound: The truth is the paper mills have formed a combination to Mike the onne price for paper At all jthe mills for for every part of the coun- try. The Attorney -General should at once proceed against the unlawful combination, under the -sprovisionm of the first real battle since Mckinlerietthe Sherman anti-trust law and I an - first election. Sin a i then it has been a denstand that steps are now being tak- bo looking to a vigorous prosecution. walk -over for thereimblican candidates. I eta perfectly independent myself üi„be oreceip of the entire tariff on paper polities and I am not - a here worshipper, Add rad effect the proi to exreed but I think that Taft, with his firmness, .$0. 0 1 1 pf.r ton. 'I understand from reli- his patience, atatesmanship, knowl e d ge able equrees that negotiations are and personality is ane of the strongest pending between the American mills men of our times. Bryan is also a strong and the Canadian mills for a further man and he has a following that men' who listen only to the talk ef theelub, hotel lobby, or business exchange have no idea of. His strength is underesti- mated, I believe.” • \As for Mr. Hughes there seems to be three things against his choice and I do net think 'his following is strong •• enough to ripple the convention. In the' • first place he does not work With the Ten Reasons Why Should Carry politiciana; . to the business men he is an unknown quantity and in the third place he has none of the qualities of personal' magnetism that is so necessary to carry popular favor. He is a man of great character, *it he is a least bit narrow and he works absolutely atone. He has not the 4nality so necessary in a prod - dent, that of working with ill Men and getting the best out of them all. tfiink that Governor Johnson. with whoni I had a talk only a short time ago, 1.ViUti . &mike- a better president than Bryan. He is truly a great man, lett is' modest and not the kind to push in where be is not desired and the demo- cratic party appears to want Bryan and will have no other. \It certainly will boa great struggle and one which the country will watch intently and one in which probably the largest popular vote ever cast for presi- dent will be recorded.\ combination, in which come the repeal of the tariff would make no different* whatever. The remedy lies in the peesecution of the illegal combination in the conits, I believe that this pro- cedure would relieve the present in- tolerable situation. Very truly yours, Jos. M. Dixon.\ a Rank Account. 'c'hat 'they re Doing On the Beach. Ii A D. st,t“.‘r,.1 If there is one thing of more import- ! ) ance than any other to a loan who hag land in the Big Horn valley it in the iumprovementuf a home. How mach we all love a home, a good 110111C. a profit- able home, and a happy home! Who can fail to admire a fine tract of agri- cultural land, lying beautifully to the eye, like that of the Big Horn valley and benches adjacent to Hardin, a yew town on the B. & M. railroad, and not be heard to exclaim, 'flow beautiful, how grand and beautiful!' 'Your valley is yet new and undeveloped, and some government land is yet open. for settle- ment, near town and near a market: and to those who need hone* at a termi- nal cost we say, come... Rel i nq u shine n ts can be had for a moderate slim if one fails to find a sititairle besation oiatjncle Sam's domain. Butt. my 'tint in writing this brio( article is to speak more es- rprecialtg of Akio efforts being put torth by &body of about 36 men living west of town on the bench. The houses are dotting each quarter sectiussallslieehty- acrte.tract throughout the neighla whood. Their lend is new, good /PR and nn - broken, and few fences are to bo seen. The question of water for irrigation purposes' has been the all absorbing .tOpit: for the past month. During the latter part of February and through March 'surveys have been made of two reservoir sites and a pipe line leading from the Big Horn river to them, by gravity. This pipe line would be forty miles long. The first reservoir was found to have an area of 4?0 acres, making an available supply sufficient to cover the 20,000 acres lying under it 2.4 inches deep. Reservoir No. 2 was found some- what smaller in area but deeper, being - capable of covering the hind in question with water 3.2 inches deep, The surrey of the pipe line developed the fact of only 138 feet pressure through the 18 - inch pipe from tbe canyon to the reser- voir, which was insufficient. The sur- vey showed the river to have an average rise from Two -leggin creek to the can- yon of 8.6 feet to the mile. In view of these and other facts it has been der tertnined to discontinue further inVelln- gation along these lines. $ttfthese Melt , of perseverence and pluck are not da- couraged, and' at a recent meeting ap pointed a committee consisting of Messrm. , •eleland, Bateman and' Hill with instriictions to exatninle into the prac ticability of installing a primping plant with gasoline power to raise the water from the river about 125 feet to an open ditch on the bench. This plan is thought to cost nbeitt $12.50 per acre for installation anti $1.50 per year for maintenance. This article, Mr. Editor, serves - to show the intentions of our people, the thirst to build and equip new homes and the anxiety . to develope the country in a generul And with an:east- ern hrunigratioh upon us of more than a million people and homeseekers to this country per year, from over the water, this new laud will he valued and sell at an advance and rated as aline of the best land in. this great common- wealth. Smith Hardware Co. Sells. Mr. A. IA 4niith, acting for the Smith Hardware. Co.. early this week closed a deal with Mr. T. E. Gay. rhereby tha latter will become the downer of the building, stock,. etc.. of ,that company. Mr. Gay is one of the prominent rancher's of the valley and before settling here was in business in Custer. He can be relied upon to han- dle the business to the satimfaction of his customers and to the advantage the town and coantry. ing in the community and away from Mr. Smith will accept a position as bottle: • traveling salesman fir the company he 9. It would place you. in a posit ion Erect Monument for ebb. . to ask for có-openition and assistance A suitable Matiument will be erected from the bank, in mime you should need to borrow for a time. 10. It would increase the general prosperity of your 'community. Banks are not only depoitiloriem, hut. through the loaning of their funds, en courage and sustain all forms 'of lb - dust ry. I. If you had a bank account, it Would encourage thrift and economy. 2. It would enable you to get ahead during the productive years of your life. •• 8. It would provide the meant; to take advantage of a good business proposition tat once. 4. It would systematize your hied- nees Lind nothing sueoeeds . like eystem. - 5. It 'Would give you ox permanent record of Y . our business traneactionsand a receipt for all money paid out. 61 it would give e good improision to' alt with whom you have levitate's relations. 7. It would 'secure you against the loss of `surplus funds or valuable papers by fire, storm n or theft. 8. It wohld give you a better stand. Gillette Executed. Cheater Gillette has paid the penelty for the crime he committed about two years; ago when he killed (4race Brewo,.. a young woman with whom he had been keeping company, by throwing her in a lake. At 10 o'clock Monday morning Gill- ette was electrocuted in the, Auburn ! prison. He died - in one minute and three second's from the moment the ! electrical current was t rood on Every effort was made by relatives of the onitletnned man to secure a re- prieve. hut Governor Hughes re:limed to 'nterfere murderer of Sheriff Webb, was buried in the potter's field in the Billing's ceme , tory host Monday. Send the TAW to rev friends, formerly worked for, being compelled to make thachange on aixotuit of his health. lgr. Smith has made many friends mince locating in Hardin, who will regret to see him retire from blue fleas The stock will be invoiced tomorrow and the trAnsfer made at its marls ese Killed by Posse. Sheriff Henderson, who attended ties funeral of the late Sheriff Welib at Bil- huge Saturday. returned M Butte laet night and says there is no doubt hut what Bickt end was killed by the pa -u&: The wound which caused death. :aeon' lug to Sheriff Henderson, entreol the left temple about an inch and u half in front of the ear, and came out on the right side, close to the oar, tearing the skull to pieces as it paased tan , og o There is not a poss her mark lie•ir the wound, which would indidate that hick found did not Commit se leek me claimed by some The pommy threw body in an old \sell ifter they found ai m d ea d , ia d , •.,veresi it np hut the toe . , ner forved them t4) dig it out and ,iftet the lily-leo the body was horioil ,O Butt.. Inter-Mountatn, 4.. •