The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, October 16, 1913, Image 1

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00 4 1 010 1. NO' eiol Vat - a it\ • THE Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ VOLUME NINE rir EMPIRE \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, OCTOBER 16, 1918. HUNTER LOST IN BELT'S IS FOUND W. 8, Allison Returned Last - Sunday to Moccasin BOTH FEET SLIGHTLY FROZEN Wamiered Abut the Mouatains for Six Days WNW Food of AMY Kind --- Was Fond by Timber totter Rumors have been afloat in this section to the effect that W. G. Al- lison; the Moccasin barber who was a member of a hinting party to the Belt mountains, was dead. Thia.,,re- port was false as Allison returned to Moccasin On Sunday evening and, with the eiception . of having both feet slightly frozen, is in normal condition. - The party composed of Mr. Alli- son. C. M. Todd, R. E. Ford, H. W . ,. Jackson and. Fred Allen left Mocca- sin on October bit for the south fork of the Judith river and camped above the Trask ranch, stime 75 miles from Moccasin : The first i i i clay out the party was unsuccessful and on the second day Allison signified his in- tention of going out alone in' the hopes of getting the first deer. He left camp with only fourteen cart- ridges and ,a couple of sandwiches. That night it started in snowing and, as Allison had not returned to -camp, the remainder of the party started a search for him, but the li - eivy snow- storm made the search fruitless. The search was continued, hipvever, for theinext few days but as. finally absitsd & oned by this partiho had Elvin up all hope of findingAinL • ' Last Saturday at noon, while rid- ing up one of the coulees in _ the Belt's, a timber cutter discovered Allison lying down taking a drink from a creek. He hailed him and it was evident from the expression on Allison's face that the sight . of a human being was never more wel- come, as he had been lost for seven days and' was without food - for six days.. Allison, whose feet were bad- ly swollen, got upon the horse and the other walked beside ,him to camp, which was only three miles distant. Allison stated upon his re- turn to Moccasin that on the first day after leaving - the balance of the party he had killed two deer, but having lost his knife, was unable to cut the animals' throats in order to obtain sufficient meat to relieve his hunger. C. M. Todd, one . of .the• party, while searching, for Allison, had a t rib broken as the result of falling upon a rock and is now under the doctors care at Moccasin. FARMERS SHOULD HAVE ALL THEIR SEED TESTED The seed law, which was passed by the 1913 legislature, goes into effect January 1, 1914. This will mean that all lots of agricultural seed, of one pound and up, sold in the state, Must bear a label giv- ing the percentage of purity and percentage and date Of germina- tion, also the approximate percent- age of quack grass, wild oats, fan - weed, dodder, and mustard. If these percentages are not known the seed must be sold as \unclean seed\. \Unclean seed\ is not easy to sell and there is no excuse for such labeling. The seed labora- tory, at the Experiment staticon at Bozeman is -now equippexi and makes these tests free of -charge for any citizen of Montana. If you have seed to sell. or are in doubt aliout some seed that you have purchased, Or are going 'to purchase, send them a sample for (Continued on page 2c.) HALF TAMED. -Harding in Brooklyn Eagle. THE COUNTY__JLR. PROBLEM Ever since The Empire suggested - in an editorial shortly after the Js- dith Basin Farmers' Picnic in Jul$ that this annual affair be carrie.d on • in future as a County Fair, - consider- able discussion has been the 'result. It seems that practically everyone is in favor of this change and the only, question was the advisability of lkildisngltie fair at the Experiment tatron,-owing to the cost of erecting iew buildings and fitting up fair grounds.\'Vie Kesident F1 A. nett of of the Judith Basin Farmers' Pienie association, in an interesting letter on the subject to the Argus at Lewistown, whet- requested his opinion, writes as follows: \I was in hopes . we could have heard more about the County Fair from o;ter sources. As I stated in a recent article, I am very much in favor of a county fair and I 'favor it being held at the ' Experiment sta- tion. I don't want it to be under- stood that I would not favor some other place if it was shown that there would be more benefits to be derived for the county by holding it at some If 11 11 46 14 41 11 41 f 1 16 41 .1 61 11 44 14 14 a I I 41 11 ers from $a to $4. 46 46 4. S. -do 41 , • • • • • • • -46 • -46 • A FEW SPECIALS For the Working Man Shirts, all -sizes ocks,,10c per pair, 3 pairs for Gloves, canvas, 10c,\. \ A dandy Muleskin Glove at A good Buckskin, reg. $1.00 seller, - Guaranteed Buck, sells world over for 1.0 1. a $140 Union suits, $2.00 value, at - - $1,75 Underwear, heavy ; guaranteed 2 years at $7.50 Extra - Good Corduroy Trousers at - $3b.00 In Woolen Goods Lhave - the best that money can buy. - . - 50c .. 25c - - 25c - - _ 25c - 75c In Sweaters I have an extra strong; line from 4 $3.50 to $7.50. Also good Boys' and Musesi§weat- The Gent's Tog •1110. Mo_ELROY, Prop.' ,d 1 spring, was that at some future time there should be established a farm to carry on feeding experiments. This would be in line with their rec- ommendation, and is surelr some- thing Judith Basin is very much 'in need of. We are growing an unlim- ited amount of feed, burning up a large amount of it, and shipping out the wheat at 60c to 65e per bushel, when if fed to live stock it would brinar atieast $1.00 to ift.25 per It is claimed on good authority that ground wheat has about the same feeding value as ground corn. It appears to me- that if it \ were possible to prove to the bench, farm- ers that it wtiiild be_more Profttable to grow live stock and feed them with the feed that they can grow from the land, it - would be a great boon for this country. For instance at the station they have harvested one and one-half tons to, three tons of alfalfa to the acre, or we will say two tons on -an average. One ton of alfalfa has a feeding value equal to one ton of bran or middling at $20.00 per ton. That would mean $40.00 per acre and the land is richer by having the crop grown on it, The stock peas proved a very profitable crop, but should . be fed to get the best results. The half mangle and' sugar beet will yield at least ten tons per acre with a feeding N'alue of $5.00 per ton. Wheat and barley, if, fed will make a profit, of from $30.00 to $50.00 per acre. Mr. Farmer, how many acres of the above crop would you need if fed to live stock, to make a good big profit for the year. The farmer with eighty acres of the crops named fed to live stock with returns oft$40 to $50 per acre would have something to lay by at the end of the 'year. • Mr,. Steveris,.,superintendent of the station, would be I k willing ,o t' up the work if it were added to the sta- (Continued on Page Two) other place._ \As it appears to me now, I be- lieve there are more benefits to be derived by holding it on the north half of the 640 acres dedicated to the Judith Basin Experiment station. My reasons are as follows: There is some talk of adding animal husband- ry at the station. In fact, Prof. Cooley made that a part of his talk at the picnic. I have talked to Prof. Stevens at the station several times since on the same subject. He says that animal husbandry should be added as soon as possible, where feeding experiments could be carried . • on. You will agree with him that they have demonstrated that they caiegrow abundance of feed and the next thing is to get -the farmers in- terested in feeding livestock. The buildings that would be necessary for the fair would be used to good advantage to carry on the station work. \The picnic could be held one day during the fair, and if the annual picnic is to be continued and we sirely would not think of giving it up, there should be provisions made to accommodate the people. The county fair and the experi- meht stations are both educational institutions, and they are both nec- essary to the future upbuilding of any section of country. If conditions are favorable, and it seems to me they are, it would appear to me that to co-operate would be the proper thing to' do. One of the recommendations made to the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce .by the committee last SHOULD RAISE MORE AL- FALFA IN JUDITH BASIN • Just what can be •clone in a year is shown by the record of drv two Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity.\ Number 7. - HARVEST FESTIVAL AT HOBSON SO Citizens Plan to Entertain All Towns of the County GRAND BALL FOLLOWS PLAY farms near Abilene, Kas. Less than a half inch of rain fell between June 26 and September 4. For sixty days the temperature was over 100 de- grees every day and mine days it reached 110 degrees. Hot winds • .were common and the season seemed such as would make impossible any fair return from the fields. Here is what resulted: S. B. Newland has a bottom. farm southwest of Abilene. It is rented so that every dollar's worth Of pro- duct has been accounted for in . cash. This was the income: Wheat, 80 -acres, 363-4 bushels per acre, 150.011 2,986 bushels at 78c ip2,929.05 Straw Total Alfalfa, 70 acres, first cut, 87 1 / 2 tons at $15 per ton Second cut, seed 565 bushels at $5 56 per bushel Second cut, straw 15202 tons at 811 Third Cut, 171,ii tons at - $16 per ton Entertainment Given to Celebrate Bumper Crop Yield in the Judith Basin This Year---Mooreites Wilt Attend tit The most popular and most unique .. social affair of the season will be given at Hobson on Tharsday night,,... October - 23, in a ! , rond Wheat Har-• veSt Festival, which will he followed by a'Harvest Ball. The entertainment is a home ial- . i and arranged for the occasion, char-, ent production originated, composed', ' acteristic of the Jiulith Basin's - re,' ' cord -breaking crops, which haveteen, harvested this season. The Murray halt, one of the finest halls in the Basin, will be decorated .F. in grains by Wentworth' and Snore- j/ . nant, the well known decorators, who will carry out the designs origin- ated especially for the occasion and its different acts. Forty children Will appear on the stage in harvest dress in ,a special 'Harvest act. A shock drill, 'rm.' • key in the Straw','' and other , spee- tacular. features will be the most beautiful ever witnessed in the Ba- sin. . The recitations, songs, and other novel features composed for the entertainment, will be characteristic . and Suggestive of the ''Wealth of thy Soil\ and will appeal to every farmer. Nn farmer should misoi - the llarYest Festival. . • - Tire I .0 NV l!,t own .1 7otoce4t o r ch es tra': •,, will furnish music for the occasion,. which willinake it a rare musictd tient as well as one of the most in- ri toresting entertainments the people to attend 2 479.011 1 312.50 3,107,50 51.1.50 280.00 Total $5.277.50 Grand Total $7,756,58 J. F. Murphy, living aear Chap- man, has twenty-three acres in al- falfa. It has not been irrigated and is bottom land. This is the 'return therefrom: Alfalfa. first cut, 1 3-4 tons hay at $15 a ton, per acre $ 22.50 5 1 / 2 bushels alfalfa seed at $5.50 a bushel, per acre 30.25 Alfalfa, second cut, 1 ton hay per acre ..$ 15.1* 2 bushels seed at $5.50 a bushel, per acre. 11.00 will* have the oppertunity in the Basin. The Harvest Ball, grand march, tvin Total per ficre 78.75 Total for 23 acres On this farm one field averaged l era ,tin ge 26 d fifty-one bushels of wheat per acre. Hundreds of farmers of the county have incomes from their land in wheat and alfalfa that have made this year a money producer despite the drought. The raising of alfalfa is a subject that should interest Judith Basin farmers and incident to this will come the raising of more livestock of all kinds. Alfalfa is being raised profitably at the experiment ,station and it has been demonstrated with- out question that as a forage crop it [has no superior. opened by a • immediately fol.- . 1 1 5 1, 4 IOW t he entertainment, the , LeWis , town orchestra lending its ability to make this ball like the Basin's crops ---a great one. Moore, and other . neighboring towns, are invited 16 at- tend and every farmer in the coon- • try should be present. Curtair promptly at 8:00 o'clock. Miss Frances Burgmeir of St. Cloud,' •Nlintieeota, ai4ister of Mrs. Wm. J. Abel, passed through the city last Th ursday enronte to ' I ,ewistOW She will return to St. Clonein about a Week, aceompanied . by Mrs: Geil- inger, who' • remain there, perma- nently. ' G. E. TOMLINSON. , Young Philadelphia Swimmer Who Won 880 Yard A. A. U. Title. Photo br i'rear Aaaaalation.

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 16 Oct. 1913, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.