The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, December 04, 1913, Image 1

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Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity\ VOLUME NINE MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, : MONTANA, DECEMBER 4, 1913. • Number 14. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION HERE DAY MEETINGS MU BE MD AT IL E. CHURCH, EVENINGS AT CHRISTIAN PROMINENT MEN TO ARRIVE The Fergus County Sunday \fSch_ool Amnia' convention will meet in Moore on Monday and Tuesday. Dec. 8 -0 - The day meetings will be held at the Methodist church, while in the even- ing they will be held at the Christian church. District Superintendent Rev. J. A. .Martin and Rev. J. -A. Alford, general secretary. of the Mentana Sunday school association will be here. All are cordially invited to attend these meetings. Followi tx- is the program: Mondaf, Dec. 8. 2:00 p. m. Devotional Service, _Rev. C. D. Bradley. 2:20.p. in:\ * -- Miscellaneous Business. - 4:00 p. m. Children's Illustrated Address, J. A. Alford, State Secretary. ' 7:30 p. m. Chairman Rev. G. R. Hirst. SpeciaL Music, Combined Moore Choirs, 8:00 p. m. Welcome Address, P. T. Carries. 8:15 p. M. Address, Buildings. • Bible Class, Dr. Betton. 8:40 p. m. Address, Adult Bible Class Work, Rev, G. C. Cress. Tuesday, Dec. 9. 9:80 a. m. Chairman, G. R. With- - row r-Devotionall, F. H. DeVol. 0:50 a. m. Reports from Schools. 10:15 a. m. Address, Music in the Sunday School, Mrs. F. H. DeVol. 10:45 a. m. Address, High Priced Teaching, W. M. Bailey. 2:00 p. in. Chairman; Rev. C. M. • /4- 4 .00 , \ t5. ) .. 220 p. in. Mare ',*hat the Sun- day eeliOol has -done for Montana, W. A. Hedges. 8:00 p in. The Work of the Home Department, 3 .E. Owen. 4:00 p. M. County Business and Election of Officers. 7:80 p m. Chairman and Devo- tionals, - Rev. E. W. Wright. 8:80 p.m. Address, Our trip to the World's Sunday School Coevention, J. A. Al- fOrd. TREASURE STATE RANKS FIRST IN MOST GRAINS In comparison with the production of 22 states Montana stands first in average yield per acre -- on winter wheat, on spring wheat, on rye and on barley, and second on flax, ac- cording to, -estimates prepared and printed in a - recent issue of the North- west Farmstead at Minneapolis. • :-'14 7 1hile Montana's fetal production falls far short of that of some of the other states, the average is way above. This state's average yield of winter wheat is estimated at 30 bushels an acre. Tile estimate places the total acreage dt 550,000, and the Wed yield at 16,500,000 bushels. Wash- ington ialgiven an average yield of 28 bushels. Montana's sprinriheat Is fixed at 250,000, and the total pro- duction of 6,500,000 bushels. Ore- gon's werage of es bushels is given second place. This state is crediteil with having 12,000 acres in rye this year, averag- ing 23 bushels to the acre, or 209,- 000 bushels in all. Minnesota takes second place in the rye columns, with an average,of 21 bushels. The total barley production of Montana this year is fixed at 1,665,- 000 bushels, the total acreage Sewed to the crop At 45,000 aerea, and an average per acre of 37 bushels. Montana is given second place in the average preieluction per acre of flax.. Its avetage yield per acre this Tear is estinnited at 12 bushels. Wis- consin, leads it by one bushel more. The state is , credited with having 6215,000•aerell planted in flax that yielded a total of 7,440,000 bushels. a ;91.910.. (BAIL O. Monkey ed Inehuser - Corps Who Served In Panama, SMALL ATTENDANCE AT FARMERS MEETING HERE An unusually small crowd attended the farmers' meeting at Gall's Hall last Monday afternoon, when M. F. Sharp, - National Organizer for the American Society of Equity, dis- cussed matters of interest and im- portanee to the local fhtmer.13b. 1.4110 0 4 , A400440NOgy\C Irialteril but also on the -part at leeal- pusiness men,4aa very -marked arid Sufficient to discourage the most ar- dent enthusiast. It is difficult to ae- tempt an explanation for the attend- ance, but the few who were there evidenced their interest by asking Mr. Sharp to return to Moore again when a bigger and more enthusiastic audience would greet him. On December 19th Mr. Sharp will speak in Moore again and at that time it is hoped every farmer and business man in this vicinity, who is interested in bettering conditions for the agriculturalclaes, will be present. It is also planned to give some pre- liminary entertaining features. Mr. Sharp discussed the problems of giving to ggricultitre the better con- ditions necessary to insure proper re- muneration to the local farmer for his labor and investment, in owning and maintaining his farm, and the necessary equipment for the produc- tion and marketing his paoducts, that will give the business of farming that stability and permanency necessary to insure the steady and permanent growth and prosperity of our town. He contends all towns and cities must necessarily develop or suffer in pro- portion as the real interests of our farmers are promoted. He also recited how the farmers in -the vicinity of Benchland were bene- fited by co-operative methods thru their - Fartners' Elevator Company at Benchland, which serves aa a practial close -at --lime demonstration of the movement being advocated. Heating On Carey Project The General band Office has or- dered a hearing at Washington, D. C., Dec. 13th, to consider whether or not the Musselshell •Carey land pro - ()set, lying north of Hanlowton, the lands shall be tanned bittp . fr to the Government to be used Xs homestead Wed. There was a ,big rim& of \squatters\ on these lands, last sum- mer when Information w4ut received that the project niight he thrown open for settlement. Numerous per- sons prom Haillowton, Moore, and other points, settled an the land and all are impatiently awaiting the out- come of next week's hearing. CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOLS IN OTHER •COMMUNITIES ...aoleierllmmmrwmmemrrrrs Prove Success in Other States ---Districts Main- tain Conveyances and Bring In Pupils From Distance of Five Miles and More ---System Gives Country Children Equal Chance. Apropos to the subject of eonselida- tion of the --Moore and, adjeining school -districts is the recital of ex- perience in other communities where •It has been considered and tried out. in northern Minnesota the consoli- dated school idea has taken a -Atell 'hold and such schools, befit - tint:10w richest and most prosperous rural community in the state, are foutetin the newest settlements. Th&liet- tiers there are willing to make 'Crin- siderable sacrifice to support these in- stitutions and have erected• 1 4 ,1w commodious school houses, provided with modern heating and ventUr- ing plant, electric 4ighting, training shop, - domestic science kitchen, and other features. E. M. Phillips, consolidated .sekool commissioner for Minnesota's 'de- partment of education, reports, that typical schools of the new type are found at Sawn and Hines, Mtain. Santa On the interior of Beltraini county, about 15 miles from a rail - rood. Hines is a side-track station, near Blackduek. Both have strietly up-to-date buildings that many an old and wealthy community might _ - :A : 1J • \The school at Hines has ninety Pupils and practically ail of them ar0 transported in the school vans or, Thru the efforts of . Attorney Geneall D. M. Kelly the Northerly Pacific Railway ecisnoa,nr will be eoM- Peced to pay taxes hereafter on its mineral rettgevatIona or surrender tolaisn to whatever_rninerals may lie beneath the surface at load\ said in this state. - After a hand fight it* state won in a decision handed doitax +by the Supreme Court lost busses,\ says Mr. Phillips. The district maintains three of these con- veyances and brings in pupils from a distance of' five miles and more. There are four rooms and that many teaehers, thereby -enabling almost as detailed grading of classes as in - a, large city. , \The building is two stories,\ but there is e full basement, fully as well lighted as the, school rooms, and in - the basement are rooms equipped for teaching manual training and- the domest ic branches. The commuoit y certainly is entitled to praise for the . intelligent manner in whieh it has solved the school problem., This dis- trict was formed by the union of four rurel districts. . \The school at Sautn is right out in .the woods With nothing in sight but the sky and the trees.. The country thereabouts has been settled only a short time and - one would hardly expect that the settlers would have the -means to be liberal in the inatteriif edocatImii, but they pay theirAchool taxes 'Cheerfully. This district else maintains three 'husses,' ! bringing the ehl Id roe.,t ntLfeont , r - 74 • school-, and t b e reelkira' la? ••Vslir4, at all times to respond to i suggestionS . for the improvement of their school, In Which they take e. just iwide\ WILL ORGANIZE FARM ELEVATOR COMPANY AT WINDHAM AT ONCE The Farmers' Elevator movement is now undee- headway, says the Windham Leader. The second iiieet- ing of the farmers took place at the school house Wednesday night when the initiatory steps were taken Int a co-operative company al Windham. Prof. Sharp was here and rendered viduable assistance. In advising the boys how 'to proceed, Prof. Sharp gave a short talk in which he said that among the essentials, if the far- mers were to succeed, they must pull together with a true_ co-operative spirit, and that honesty - must guide their every action. He endorsed the plan of a -co-operative elevator estab- lished on a prorative boisis. Through this method Mr. Sharp believes is the only way to proceed in older to keep the grafters from exploiting the grain , growers of the country. Arid. right here let it he understood that the Windham Leader is in full ac- cord wilt/Mr. Sheri in the matter. At the close of his remarks Mr. Sharp took the chair as chairman of the meeting.- On asking what was th e pleasure of the meeting Joseph Ger- man arose and moved that a com- mittee of three be appointed to in- vestigate concerning the cost of an elevator, and to visit the Farmers' elevator at Benehland and secure all the infortnetion possible and make their report at a future meeting. The motion carried, and Mike Lyons, A. E. Anderson and Jos. German were appointed. • The next in order was the selec- tion of a committee of five to solicit stock, and after some discussion, .1. S. Riley, Col. 0. S. Kauffman, le Proctor, Earl Stewart and Wm. Ger- man were duly selected. The shares were placed at ,t too and it *as voted that no individual would - be allowed to hold mae than ten shares. and 110e but farmers wont(' be permitted to hold capital stock. The matter of subscribing for stock was taken up, and in answer. -to Secretary Larson's call, every -far - ! trier there, save two, had their names entered for stock in the elevator. One farther present had his name entered for five shares. . The move-, ment is - on and thechild that is soon. to develop into a giant is born. The capital stock is placed , at $10,000, and the solicitors propose to keep the road hot . until every share is sold. The farmers are aroused in the matter, and they propose . to liar no interference in reaching the goal of their ambit ion. They have been using their muscle to no avail and now they are going to make a change in the order of things by using the 'grey matter in their pates to a better Advantage. Some of the people at the meeting the other night, de- clared that the farmers had had their brain pans in cold st erage long enough. . To give everything in detail that happened at the meeting would In - Impossible, as lack of space would not permit. We will say that it was an enthusiastic meeting by a live bunch of framers. liereafter the regular meetings will be held at 2 p. m., on the aepond and fourth Satur- days of each month. The meeting will be held on Saturday, Dee,: IS. - Every firmer who is tired of having his pockets rifled should make it a point to be present. 1111 MIMED TUMID ACRES IN ENLARGED HOMESTEAD CLASS Billings, Dec. 3—S1x hundred thong - and acres of -land in the Wogs Land District has been Placed in the Enlarged liamestead class by the Elecretary of interior, and wig be Open . to settlement ,next Saturday, Dec. 6th. The lands are , principally in Yellowstone Countr, Cho there are name In Musseleball, StilliWater, Sweetgraas , and Carbon counties. The 320 acre feattwe makes consider- . MEV of the land especially desirable. MISS FLORENCE HARVEY. Canadian Player In Woman's National Golf Championship. Photo by American Press Assoolati011. FORMER RESIDENT OF MOORE WRITES LETTER J. J. RoyaiI, who left Moore a short time ago f:.:1• Mississippi, ostensibly -for a visit, ha's deckled to locate in but in a small way, • ' said A. B. Gra- the sbuth and writes an Interesting ham of the College. of Agriculture,' eetter ,ta local friends as fo;tows: Ohio State University, in talking of Editor': Inland Empire t i li4 3 1;filetn of kirpg . the boy, or , . 7 . ENORMOUS CROWD ATTENDS NW TENTH ANNUAL BALL RIVEN IV MOIRE CAMP IL W. A. IS SUCCESS HALL SPLENDIDLY DECORATED The Tenth Annual ball given by Lodge No. 11021, Modern Woodcut n of America at Clary's hall on Thanks- giving night proved tohe one of the most enjoyable affairs of the kind given in Moore in recent years, there being an ,attendance of about two hundred. The hall presented& brilliant' ap- pearance, being well lighted and tastefully decorated with red, green and velIow. the Woodmen's colors. Surrounding the musician's platform were numerous pines, which added much brightness to the, scene, while in one corner of the room punch was served from a prettily decorated . booth. The refreshments consisted of sandwiches, cake, coffee, etc. Huff's orchestra furnished enlivening music for the merry throne until aboet four o'clock .k in the morning. when -the dancing eased. This was eenceded the most largely attended ball ever given by the 'Woodmen. . Keep Young People interested. \Young people should share in the business of the farm though it be Deamiglit - in at is beinr finite ' I • ' • preaSions• of this country after 1 had a lien and - iehicks, another a, small- ilookec it aver: Well, you know, I r peteb of potatoes- • or pop corn, an- -lived mink years. in Misslettlivii MO. iti acre Of corn or wheat, a tree of le , not alr new to me, although I s plea or cherries, a pig, calf, oolt Or lived .consIderably farther- north in the state. \' sheep. He should earn and learn and Wiggles, where .1 am at present, be materially rewarded, .so that a is only 35 tut -Les' front the Gulf where' small bank account can be started in the altitude Is from 250 to 300 feet. I his own name. The fire insurance Much of the la-nd here is quite rol-i . policy and the deed for the farm ling and s6tue of it too much so to i • f at successfully. There le plenty should be hauled out of their hiding of it, however, that lies good for places and be read by the young farming. 'The sot/ is not deep, hut I folks. A certificate of stock Or a is Underlaid by a fine clay subsoil bond coupon, a promisory note, & re- ceipt for the payment of an account should occasionally be brought forth You asked' me' to write you nty Ian- on the iarna. ith one , it may be and, while the soil is not naturally -rich, it is eapuble of being built nip and produce fine crops. Though flild crops are mainly su- that their acquaintance may be made. gar cane, corn, oats and sweet and Young people should be consulted as Irish pottitoes, truck crops of various to their value to the end that their kinds, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, judgment may be trained and that radishes, carrots and eabbage do fine a real serious interest Of these, there can be three and '• sometimes four crops raised in a aroused. year, any one of which i.s worth as mud' as a crop . of wheat up there Of course, in taking so much from the soil, there must be a eonisiderable 4fertia1zer The olimate hore is equal to ,south- ern California. The thermometer rarely gets 'down to 25 degrees or up to above 96. In fact, the summera. average much cooler here than In: the central part, of the iNort1h. band here belongs lamely to cor- porations or lumber companies that' have -bought It up and are selling at from 125.00 per acre op. One can buy land belonging to old settlers,1 which Is partly improved at frorn$15. up, depending on -the distance from town. I have area oranges and era's* fruit growinig on the trees, whiCh look mighty . geod. There are lots or figs raised, but they come earlier in the seseon. The health conditions here seem to he fine and altogether it seems to he a good place to time. -So, I have decided to locate and have selected a little farm just omit - side the corporation of Bown and 4 miles from here„ where there are good churches and a graded school. If any of yohr readers are Inter- ested and want further information they can write me at flown, Miss. Yours truly, .1, J. Royal. Wiggins, Miss., Nov. 28, 1913 Jacob Hofer, a member of the Ilutterische colony on Spring creek north of Mcore, spent several days In Meagher county last week, seeking a - horse aticii'd to have been stolen firom them' by a former employee. Neither the horse or man could be found. may be FARMERS DISSATISFIED WITH WHEAT MARKET Many of the farmers in this vicinity Contend there is something raikikl- ly wrong with the whent'snarket In the Judith Basin, and that present prices are considerably lower than they should be. According to one certain farmer, who lives not far from Moore, he has himself demon- strated the fact clearly. During the past fao:l he shipped one ear of Tar - hey Red winter wheat and one 2sr of Macaroni wheat froM Bc•bson to Duluth and Minneapolis, respective- ly, and made a profit of doss to 6 'cents per bushel on the Turkey Red , and 9 cents on the Macaroni. He 'received 66 cents per WOO for the former and 67 cents for the lattre at the terminals. - The shipmeat em - braced about 1430 buohela Turkey ant 1600 buiheis of Macaroni. This same farmer states he order- ed 8 cars at Hobson in w-htch to ship lite wheat, but Was tariabi.e to -get ,but two cars, and then had to wait 10 days for them. He contends there seemed to be sufficient cars for fathers, but not for the farmer. If it is true that such unreason- able discrimination has been shown, It would seem to he a matter for inveetigation by the proper NOTICE TO (MOTORS All those knowing themselves in- debted to the Moore Automobile, will please call -and mars eatthlie of their aecount at mice. et. Moore Automoblig Ott.

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 04 Dec. 1913, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.