The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, November 27, 1913, Image 1
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HELENA Montana Histories! Library. C,• Come to Moore - Where Wheat . is King.\ \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ Judith Susan , \Thi Land of OpportOity\ fi # 1 # VOLUME NINE MOORE, \ FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, NOVEMBER 27, 1913. HANKS FOR EVERY ONE, OF US COLLECTING SAMPLES FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES Frank Hazelbaker Prepares Grain Samples to Exhibit at Panama - Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 - -- Counties Aid - '- Honorable - Frank A. Hazelbaker of Dillon isbusily engaged in 'col- lecting samples of Montana's best farm produce for exhibition at the Panama -Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in, 1915. Mr, Hazelbaker is a member of the !Montane Com- mission and its executive officer. He has had a 'large experience, in pre- paring and installing agricultural ex- hibits at state and county- fairs and big land shows in large eastern cities and he is a particularly competent man for the work he is now carrying on. During the fall Mr. Hazelbaker visited most of the •county fairs in Montana and arranged for the beat of the durable sheaf stuff, grains and grassesAo be selected from this year's -exhibits.' H been meeting with splendid stweess, and 'already , he has asieMbied ahle place in Helena a very attract- ive collection of exhibits. , In speaking of this work a few clays ago, Mr. Hazelbaker said. \I have been greatly gratified and en- couraged by the splendid spirit of co- operation ,and,encoura,gement 'which I have encountered in. every county which I have visited. Everywhere go the people express the hope that Montana will lw properly and credit- ably ripresented'at the San Fiaiis- co Fair. And it will be. We are going to make a' great showing there. People from our state who visit , the big show will be proud, I am sure, of Montana's display. I have just re- ceived , a shipment of choice grain that was raised in the Gallatin Val- ley, and I also have some extra choice sheaf stuff from Cascade, Park, Fergus, Jefferson : 1nd a number of other counties in the State. I also have some choice threshed grain from YelloCstone county. \It is the intention of the Coin- mission . to have an exhibit of the products of every county of the State. The respective counties will not have an individual exhibit, but each indi- vidual product will be marked in a 'conspicuous manner with the mime and addros,of tbtW- • t that peopleeoming from the different sections of the country will be ble to see just what is produced in every county tOf the State.\ \It is my intention to cisnythe Collecting these exhibits so that Alti- mately we May be able to make a very creditable showing ,of the: pro- ducts of the State of two consecutive years before the opening of the •,ex- position. • AGITA I ING woo ROADS the THROUGHOUT STATE Bill Introthiced inCongress Provides That Federal Bovernment Set AO's Land, the Preceeds frordhich When Sold be Used on Roads George IL Metlen, State' Highway Commissioner, has inaugurated an active campaign thrsughoul Mon- tana to arouse public iriterest in the Good Roads 141 introduced in Con- gress by Representative John M. Evans and Senator Henry L. Meyers. Thebill provides that the federal government shall set aside for road purposes 250,000 acres of' land in each of the public land states, the proceeds of the sale of these lands to be used for the construction and maintenance of state roads. This bill will affect eight of 'the western states; including Montana. The bill has the- unqualified endorsement of the Interior Department. It seems' probable that it will . be passed' by Congress at the next regular session convening in December. Through- out the entire western country the measure is meeting with enthusiastic support, and Mr. lietlen, is desirous of securing the endorsement of „all the commercial clubs, automobile as- soeiations and other public bodies in Montana in behalf' of the measure. He has directed a letter to these or- ganizations, asking that action be taken in each community looking to- wards official endorsement of the bill. It is the, purpose of the State High- way, Commission, should thts tnea- sure become a law, to take advantage of its provisions to establish most complete . and creditable systems of public highways in this state that can be found in the west. Under the direction of the Com- mission extensive work is now going forward in several of the counties of the state, where convicts from the state penitentiary are being em- ployed in the construction of public highways. TIAs is noteably true in Flathead .county, where about 150 convicts are ndw employed in build- ing a road around the east shore of Flathead lake, to make a connecting ink in the Park -to -Park -road. .• Reduction in Lumber Rates Under date of November 21, the State Railroad Commission order1d a reduetion, amounting to aproximate- ly fifteen per cent, in lumber rates between the lumber district in North- western Montana and other points in Montana along the lines of the Great 'Northern. It was held that a reduction of rates was necessary to enable Montana lumber manufactur- ers to compete with those of, Idaho and Washington, who enjoy an in- terstate rate. , Commissioner„John H.' Hall dissented from the majority de- cision of the Commission by ',holding for a considerably larger reduction in these rates. Mr. Hall ifisisted' that, the differential ofseven cents allowed to points in' the Columbia Falls ter- ritory be increased to nine cehts, holding that this lower rate would benefit the consumer in eastern Mon- tana. E. B. Argesinger spent Sunday one of with friends at Garneill. sinves,o - arl THANKSGIVING For love that made us as the sons of God: For all the sorrow bj that great love wrought; For burning pathwags that our feet have trod; For all ambitions which have come to naught; For woe that made our courage true and strong; For cruel words that stirred to self con tiol ; For short delags that patience might be long; For sacrifice and therefore , breadth of soul; For bitter pain and for that pain's surcease: For all temptations bg our minds abhorred; For life, for death, and death's great daughter, Peace, We thank thee. Lord!' —Eve grodlique. GEORGE COURTS JOINS BENEDIDTS Well Known Rancher Married on Tuesday Afternoon by Judge Ayers at County Seat—Sand an Depot on Return AlAK. NOME ON RANI A't twelve -thirty Tuesday after- noon George Courts of' Beaver creek and Miss Ida McGregor of Santa Rosa, California, were united in mar- riage at Lewistown, -The wedding took place at the home of Judge Roy E. Ayers, the Judge officiating. Mr. Courts•is one of the old tim- ers of Montana, having resided in the state for the , past thirty-four years, and in the Judith Basin seven- teen years. He is a brother of Mrs. Dan V. Coffman. The bride is a stranger here, this being her first trip to Montana. The newlyweds were me i at the station by the band and a number of friends upon their return from the county seat and were treated to a royal charivari. George did the usual with the boys, after which , Mr. and Mrs. Courts left for the groom's ranch on Beaver creek, where they will make th,eir home. A host of friends join with the Empire in extending hearttest con- gratulations. , Trophy For Best Peck Of Oats For the best peck of oats shown at the National Corn Exposition (Dal- las, Texas. February 10th 1914) the State of Colorado is offer- ing &Silver Trophy, valued at $1,000. To become the property of any state, this tnust be won three times. Ar- ready western Canad& has won it twice. The farmers from that section grow good oats, and unless Montana growers come to the rescue, this line trophy is liable to cross the Interna- tional boundary line 'for the last time. Montana oats were good , „ enough to win at New York and they are good enough to Win at the coming Corn. Exposition. It only requires one peck, and we appeal to the growers to prepare their best samples and at least make entries in the oat classes at,this coming show. Weill - tall he glad to furnish, full information about entering and ship- ping exhibits: Alfred Atkinson, 'See - Leary, Montana Seed. , Growers' Asso- c iation, Bozeman. • \Jr\ FARMERS MEETING Ith.e season for boys and ems of the . , :arm, as well as the farmers them IN - ! , selves, in the growing of good coin, MOORE MONDAYimitable and valuable prizes being ,Aoffered. With the assistance of, the Aocal baldness men in the different M. F, Sharp, National Organizer for Amer towns various prizes were provided inn Society of Equity Will to T All Talk on \for different kinds of displays. In 'addition to the exhibits made tarp - Questions of Interesi • 'era' institutes were held in eviry VIN town, thus bringlag the farmers to - *KS PROPER RENWIERA gether. Mr. Peterson reports, a gets- _ ttntireateit v itiVONFAVThetbiliekt/14•.\ son, the Lewistown' Chamber of : Com- merce is 01db/worn* to securesProf. .Holden, the well known 'Walt* ei. pert, together with other prominent , iiiiiilhoritlest on forage plants, to hold la series of meetings, In the , vutriouti towns of thie county shortly t after :the first of the year,,, pealaviviotale time in PahrnarY. \Adfailliktikeiir. is There will be a farmers „Meetink on Monday, Dee. lsi, at 1:30 in ; the afternoon. All persons interested in giving to agriculture the bejter con- ditions necessary to insure proper re- muneration to the farmer -for his labor and investment,..in owning and main- taining his farm, and the necessary equippment for the production and marketing of his products, that will give the business of farming that sta- bility and permanency necessary to insure the steady and permanent growth and prosperity of the towns and cities, that must necessarily de- velop or suffer the lack of develop- ment in proportion as the real inter- ests of the farmers are promoted and established, are urged to attend. Inasmuch as all legitimate interests are largely, dependent upon the pro- per distribution of the products of the farms, to the markets , of odr country and thereby insuring to the prOducer a better share of the wealth that lie is producing. All are re- spectfully invited to be present at above mentioned meeting and hear a discussion of 'these important ques- tions by M. F. Sharp, of St.' Paul, Minn., National Organizer for the American Society of Equity. Don't forget the date, nor let any- thing hinder you from attending this meeting, the most important of . the season,: Big Returns From Sugar Beets Billings, Nov. 26 --The harvesting of the sugar beets in this section has instabout been completed, and while the exact yield has not yet been leierned, officials of the sugar com- pany estimate that it was about 20 per cent more than that of last year. The average yield was from 10 to 11 tons, per acre, and a total of 2,300 acres was harvested. The price ranges from $5 to gaper ton and al- ready the farmers have received more than $850,000 in cash, with probably the largest pay day yet to come. This will probably bring the total to about a million and a half dollars. Wm. Ji. Anders, who has been em- ployed on the Bert Francis ranch in the foothill of the Snowles for the past Nix months, left here Monday morning for Butte. .the enthusiastic way in which the gatherings were attended indicates that the farmers will enlarge their 'corn gnawing next year. Other speakers who assisted in the work were Prof. Thomas Shaw, the Great Northern's farm, expert, Prof. F', S. Cooley, superintendent of Montana farmers' institutes, H. P. Griffin, E. A. Wilson and W. C. A1 - Mr. Peterson states that sinicar plans are . .now under consideration to Fergus county. With the assistance of Prof. F. S. Cooley and Mr. Peter - Number 13. \CORN DAY\ 1FESTIVALS .HELD ,IN MONTANA TOWNS Valuable Prizes Were Offered by Busjuessea . For Different Kinds of .Displays - --Farmers ' Institutes Also Held in Connection. During last week Caul H. Veterson, hold an• alfalfa g,rosf/Sug cattiP9341n in Fergus county's agriculturist, attend- ed .the \Corn Day\ testivia!la held at HedgesviLle, Power, Conrad, Sri:WY; Ohester and Hingham, NI in Montima \Corn Day\ is perhaps as unique in' Montana to the new settlers of todi.v as \wheat day\ wou1 , have seenvd to the sheep and cattle men in the, early days. The programs were arranged by. to .lse held in each town,' if prettiest the Rogers -Templeton Lumber eon). plans mature, and other' 4tablems of many, who started contests' early, , in spechal interest to loettf - tdiamert-adire also be diseninted. The 00.2 . 01eration Of each town to be vialtiitla Ilfee14- sry that good pt he riags, yolk What, ,t . t . pd the proper interekt.taken by ,the farmer. The expense. .incidentil to theviejtumiitigs will be nominat, baifig stifilcient to pay local hotel and hell expenses. \Alfalfa Day\ would serve as a splendid occasion to hold a big farm- ers' meetinf in M00 4 144 MU* as The Ymptre.auggisated, early thieristt; hnd It iffhttped 'the ComMetr-lialialk I lend its hearty support to the affair. Raise Martens in State Billings, Nov. 28—Not all the far- mers in the Midland Empire are agri- cultural, for John Place. who owns a large ranch near Cooke City and who has converted a portion of it into a marten farm, where he expects in a few years to raise enough martensdo supply the demand in America ad send some to Europe. The skins *re worth from $25 to $35 each and the little animals multiply rapidly. Plans for Farmers' Institutes. Among the various agencies for rural betterment and farm progress, including farmers' short courses, bet- ter farming trains, county agricul- turists, school of agriculture, etc., the farmers' institute still holds first place in the support of the State of Montana and interest of its farm people. The corps of speakers secured for this season's institutes is exceptional- ly good. including the veteran \Solid Gold\ 0..C. Gregg, of Minnesota, S. W. Moore of West Virginia, hor- ticulturist and rural organizer; Pro- fessor Dietrich, recently swine ex- pert in Illinois University: M. L. Wilson, H. C. Good, W. W. Spain, and members of the agricultural col- lege faculty arid experiment station staff. Because of limited funds and time, applications for institutes will re- ceive consideration in order of filing and interest displayed. If any places that should have institutes this win- , jaave been overlooked in sending out blanks, this will be a reminder to let the fact be known. If you want a turners' Institut; in your com- munity with speakers furniallted by the State, write to F. S. Cooley, supt. of farmers' institutes, Bozeman. Billings, Nov. 26 ---Convinced that the prize winning seed at the Pure Seed Exposition to be held in Bill- ings Dec, 8 to 1$ can beat anything In the world, those in charge of the Exposition intenkto send the sue- . • cessful exhibit to the Dallas, Texas, Exposition next February. STATISTICS ON STATE FAIR : t 'ARE 0 . 011PtED Secretary keikeetein Prepares letereetieg Data Regarding Member ef fiddle &splayed and listribvtise if Premivm Noel Some interesting statistics on the number of entries displayed at this year's Montana State Fair, and the distribution of the premium money, have been prepared by, Secretary A. .1. Breitenstein. The amount of cash paid to farmers of the state for ex- hibiting their livestock iind agricul- tural resources and to the wOmen for culinary and art work total $14,310,40,, and does not include $8,000, worth of special premiums offered. by the..rail- , roads. and machinery, manufacturing firms which the fair distributed, Out of a total of 9,323 entries,LOwis and Clark county.had 2,231; Cascade was next with 889; .then with 780; Flathead, 447; Miler 442; Custer, 400; Deer L i odge,, 289; Park and Sweet Grass, each scio, while other counties ran from 275 'dovin. Sheridan county. had hitt two 'entries and Big Horn 12. . . The relative standing of counties as to amount of winnings in cash in- 1 dicate that Lewis and Clark won 10 per cent of the premiums Offered; Gal- latin, 18.per cent; Catlike 9 per cent; Park 8 per cent; Ravtillt, 5 per' cent; Fergus, 4 per cent ; Vaster, 8 1-2 per cent; and other counties , frorn 3 1 Or cent down. Exhibitors frora tither states won 6 1-4 per emit. Than /were 1,677 individual exhibitorithig 'year; ° Lewis and Clark wail iirs wt,th 48Ti; then Gallatin, With 187; Silyer, $070\ 94; Custer, 84; Deer Lodge and . Matti- son, 69; Brost41vater, Carbon, Cas- cade and Meagher, 60; deffbrson, 65, • and the Other couritial front that litt.m- bet down. ' • .