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AM , a a Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ THE _INLAND - EIVIPI \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity\ VOLUME NINE MOORE, FERG - US COUNTY, MONTANA, DECEMBER 18, 1918. , sasas aa aa a a I --aaaaaassaasssa, asass aSaasa. \aasliaaatiaa . askaa avow ., Number 16. DOLLAR DINNER ON NEW YEAR'S DAY WILL BE GIVEN BY THE MEN OF MOORE IN THE NIHULL \ BUILDING. HAVE BIG PROGRAM ARRANGED one of the Most Elaborate Affairs of Its Kind In the History of This aty—Dinner (Wilt Be Cooked and Served By the Men Only. Preparations for the big New Years_Day laarrauet to be given by the men of Moore in the. Nihill building - adjoining Roesselera bak- 'ery, axe -progressing nicely, and it Is expected to be the grandest af- fair of its kind ever pulled off in this city. A full course dinner een- 0-dating-sof goose and turkey, with all the, 'trimmings,\ will be cook- ed and served entirely by men and they state that this will be the most elaborate and toothsome dinner that was ever • served, or ever will be served in this 'efts'. Besides the din- ner an interesting program is being alaanged and all are cordially in- alted to attend both for the small sum of one $. Rumors are current that th. ban - Viet ail will be gorgeously decor - at for the occasion and that a horseshoe table will circle the room, e center of th horseshoe sa table containiag a 65t.postad Toast pig, will' be another of the unique features. The pig will be carved on this table by two of the chefs. An order has been made for Rh the varieties of - fruits and vege- tables obtainable at this time of the year and ,new (belies that have never 'been served here .will be iotroduced , by the thoughtful chefs. Everything on the menu will have a name sug- gestive of Moore or Fergus county and also of some of the old: timers 'of this vicinity. A committee has teen appointed to, secure the serv- ices of a capable toastmaster from outside of .Moore, presumably Lew- istown-, who will do the honors on this occasion. Gossip has it that - over 100 tickets; have already been FIRES IN MONTANA Ding NOVEMBER GOOD SEED SELE,CTED TO REPRESENT STATE. Billings, Dec. 17.—See width in the opinion of Professor Atkinson of Bozeman, can hold its own an any - seed show„ has been selected to rep - / resent, Montana at the National seed Show in Dallas, Texas; next Febru- ary. Professor Atkinson has .acted as judge at Omaha, Chicago, New York and other big shows, and made the selection of Montana seed among the sweepstake winners at the First \annual Seed* exposition held here last week by the Montana Seed Grow era association.. The specimen of oats which Professor Atkinson be- lieves will take the $1,000 cup at Dallas away from the Canadian growers who have won it two years, Itias grown by F. C. Sumner, Jr., of Clyde Park, and weighs 47 pounds to the bushel. It is equal, says Prof. Atckinson„ to the prize winning oats at the \big New Yak athow of which the was judge, and - should carry off the prize at Dallas. Samples of wheat, barley, torn and other grains, all above standard, will be sent to the Dallas show by the Montana as - 'sedation. Helena, Dec. 14.—Twenty - three fires occurred in Montana during November, „entailing a loss of one life and of $20,040 to buildings and tontents, according to the report of State Fire Marshal J. F. McCormick to State Auiditor William Keating. The total insurance Was $58,000, Causes of fires were: Starting - front other fires, 3; ashes igniting wood, a; defective drop cord, 1; defective ohiimaey 3; defective Sues, 2; de- / tective range, 1; gasoline explosion, 2; overheated stove, 1; stove explod- ing, 1; rubbish placed against stove, 1, stove too near wallpapef, 2; sup- TOOed iaceadisirsa 2; cause unknown, I ' Empire Want Ads PAY WEDDING IN MOORE SUNDAY MORNING ENO a DOTSON AND MISS EDNA M. JONES OF STRAW UN- ITED IN MARRIAGE, Enos L. Dotoon and Mists Edna M. Jones, both of Straw, were united In marriage at' the home of Mr. Dotson's parents, Mr. and .Mrs. S. L. Dotson. in this city last Sunday morning , atil9 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Durand of the Methodist Episcopal ehisrch officiating. ,Only the im- mediate relatives of the groom were present at the ceremony. The bride has been teaching school at Straw and is admired by all whir know. her, while the groom is an en- ergetic young man, having for the ipastayear has been engaged in eleva- tor business at Straw for the Farm- ers' Elevator company. Their many friends in , Moeits as well as at Straw wish them a (long, happy and prosperous married life. EMPIRE'S CHRISTMAS NUMBER. The Empire today presents to its readers Its annual Christmas edi- tion devoted almost wholly to telling to the people of Moore and surround- ing community what the progress- ive merchants of the city have to of- fer to the Christmas shopper. In addition to the announcements of business firms ,there are articles apropos to the Yuletide season, as well as other live and interesting voiding matter. We will have a Waited number of reniaining copies of this edition after our present orders are filled and ehould you desire to obtain a few extra copies, It woul4 he advisable to Place your order immediately. If the/ men do ever get to where they must do chambermaid. work they will have sense enough to have pillow slips made large enough ob you can get a clean one on without chewing a wedge out of the top of the pillow with your teeth. FARM ORGANIZATION OF IMMENSE VALUE IN WEST W. Spillman, of Agricultural Department at Washington, Says It Is Of More Impor- tance Than Increased Yields , W. J. Spillman, in change of the office of farm management of the tdepartment of agriculture at Wash- ington, D i C. has been looking ov- er the agAney under his control and has wisely decided that the farm - ens of the country are missing mach value In results of the investiga- tion of the avarloas representatives .] 'of his office. In order to afford' thesesapractical helps to the farmers of the country it has been decided to issue the Office of Farm Man; agement Moikthly. In this monthly C. sa Smith, in change of the section of \farm organization investigation,\ , isrtags out. the faot that the proper organizations- of the farm in Inn:1v,, kseetions.of the north and -west is equal or greater importance than , increased yields.\ \Consetiuenay \It isadesireable that each one connech ed with the section -give special at- , tendon to the collekion of such data.', es will \enable him adequately to , handle the farm . organization work in the section .of country to which he is assigned.\ Explaining further that the °Mee aesear< h work, attempts to collect information regarding . the oagainiza- Lion and business management_of farina in all sectiens of the country, Mr: Smith asks: \The particular field of work of the section of' field studies and demonstrations, aside from its dem- onstration work, • is to collect data 'on ,farm organization along the fol- lowing lines:: 1—The, _time of farm operailion, is on. 2—The number • ping Ite,se4s91,1 fiction. '3 ----The usual crew of and machinery usedin raoh fatal operation.. , 4—The amount of work year when each or may be carried I ' of days available for each farm owes men, horses carrying on performed (Continued on page 10a TWENTY-FOUR TOWNS 1 NET CONTAINER LAW OWN WATER WORKS! AFFECTS NEW coops -SUCH PLANTS ARE THE ONLY WILL NOT BE ENFORCED A - MUNICIPALLY OWNED GAIN ST GOODS BOUGHT • UTILITIES. PRIOR TO JAN. 1. If municipally owned water works eystums still he an experiment ai Montana, the experiment is being ‘trieil out on a , quite extensive soale 'Fifty-three cities, towns and villages! in Mentana have water works sys- terns, according to the records of , the state public service commission, of whirl; twenty-four are munieipailly owned. These places are: Big Timber, I Bozeman„ 'Chester, Chinook, Conrad, 'Dillon, Eureka, Forsyth, Fort Ben- ton, Glendive, Great Falls, Harlem, Hariowton, Havre, ikelena, Lewistown, Manhattan, Miles City, Moore, Phillipsburg, Red Isodge, Townsend and Whitefish. The most numerous public utility it; the state is electric light' and power. Seventy places are sappily with these modern commodities. The large namber is accounted for by 'the fact that in running the traps- tnission lines many small communi- ties are tapped that would not other- wise be served. Not one of these sev- enty plants Is municipally owned. Five Montana bawns are served by gas utilities, six by heating utilitie and seven by street railway ooncerns The towns that can boast of gas are .‘ ,15011ings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Great - Fails axe on the list of cities that possess heating utilities, the five favored towns being Billings, / Butte, Glendive, Hamilton, Havre and Mis- soula. In these towns heat is sold at so much a calorie, as electricity Is sold at so much a kilowatt, water at so much a gallon and gas at so imisch a thousand feet. There are no ashes to take out, no coal to buy, no furnace man to pay, 'nor any of the other little incon- veniences or expenses to household- ers, whose premises are heated frOm the central plant. All are taken care of ,ia ,the bill at the end of the month. The towns that have ;street rail way service are Anaconda, Bozeman, Butte, Great Patio, Helena, and litlissoula.—Hele4ia_ Renard. A CHEERFUL GIVER A CHRISTMA,S PRESENT SHOULD HE GIVEN WITH A. *MEIER- PIM HEART, OR Nor GIVEN AT ALL. YOU GIVE , PRESIENTS TO YOUR FRIENDS AT CHRIST,MAR.....'TIME' HIOCAUSE THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS, AND FOR THE PLEASURE YOU UtERIVE %ROM SUCH GIVING. THI0 SPIRIT AND MOTIVE WHICH PROMPT YOUR GIVING ARE THE IMPORTANT THING. 'THE ....-4111tT ALONE cotiNrs FOR .BU'T LITTLE, BUT 'THE GIVING ,OF IT ,SHOULD COME FROM PHA HEART.' IN THE PRESENT- ING OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS THERE SHOULD BE NO SPIRIT guaciEktrivE OF COMMERCIALISM OR ANY EXPECTATION OF RECIPROCITY. PRESENTS CHEERtFULLY GIVEN WILL BE CHEIERPULLY RECEIVED. P or' this section` shell prevent the putting sup of commodities or articles of tuerchandise which have been pre- tvionally sold by net ., 411,ght or Mess - lure or containers for the purpose of deliveriog or transporting such com- modities or articles of merchandise. \Provided further, ,thrst nothing in this section shall apply to commodi- ties or a4rtic,les of merchandise, ex- cept mina and cream offered for sale or sold in packages or containers at a price of 10 cents or less per such 'package.\ ESTIMATES ON GRAIN PRODUCTION AVAILABLE • lastimates on the grain production of Fergus county for this year are ;row available, the figures having been revised by C. L. Wentworth awl other authorities. The total is plac- ed at 10,000,000 bashes, of which 5,000,000 bushels was winter wheat, 1,400,000 bushels spring wheat, 3,600,- 000 bushels oats, 500,000 bushels bar- ley and 100,000 husiTles flax. Ex- pressed in dollars this. crop has val in excess of $5.,000,000. The total acreage under cultivation in the county_ this year was; around 400,000. iihrforcument of the net container provision' of the weights and meas- ures law enacted . by 'the last legisla- lature will not affect goods iaVoiced 'prior to January 1, 1914, the date the measure is to become effective, ;recording to Chief Deputy Inspector doha P. Riddle of Helena, says the Billings Gazette. Merchants throughout the state protested against the enforcement of the Jaw as contemplated on the grounds that it would clause such a tremendous loss in stocks on hand -which do not comply with the re- quirements of the net container provision • They pointed out that taw would be unjust and work a hardship on them, and ,their appeals finally reached the ear of the state food inspector's office. \We will not attempt to enforce the provisions of the bill on goods already in stock,\ says Deputy Rid- dell, in...an annouacemet made yestet- day, \but on fresh consignments it will be enforced to the letter. Per- ishable goods and goods that are bought in small quantities will also he made subject to the provisions of the law as soon as the law goes Into effect. VElhould doubt arise as to whether goods should be held subject to the net container provision the inspect - !ors will demand to see the invoice, and if this dhows the goods were Putfchased after the first of Jan - nary the dealer will be prosecuted.\ The net container provision of the law reads: \Section 12. From and after Jan. uary 1, 1914 lit shall be unlawful for any person or persons, association or soortporation, to sell or offer for sale In this state, any commodity - or art- icle of merdhandise in a package or container !without having such pack- age or container labeled in plain, intelligible words and figures, with a correct statement of the net weight, measure or numerical count\ of its rrmtents; provided, that nothing I? , 1, MOORE SCHOOLS WILL GIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERYTHING IN READINESS FOR THE PLAY TOMORROW NIGI-1T AT HALL 'Tomorrow,. Friday night, the pu- pils of the Moore schools will give a Christmas entertainment at the of Prof. Bodin they have been de- voting considerable time to rehear - 'sale and have their parts well learned. Following is the Inter- kesaing program: Hatchet Drill, Primary Class. \The ,Trial of Santa Claus,\ third and fourth grades. \The Million:. ire Jar itor,\ sev- enth and eighth grades. \Christmas Spirit,\ 'fifth and Waal grades. \Sly Turn Next,\ High schot$. \Dance of the Ftrries,\ seventh, eighth and ninth grades. Music will be furnished betwirn acts by the M. H. S. orchestra. This promises to be one of the beat entertainments ever given by the local schools and all should twian to be present. U. S. ARMY TROOPS TO ACT AS GUARDS. HOLLOWELL CONCERT COMPANY COMING -ENGAGED TO -APPEAR AT THE. MOORE OPERA HOUSE ON JAN, 8. SECOND APPEARANCE IN CITY Company Is Composed of Some of the Finest Musicians in thy Countri—Are Given Loud Praise In Every City. The Hallowell Coneert company of Chicago has been engaged to appear at the -Moore opera house on Jan. a This famous company has pre- alotialy visited this city and made a alt with all who heard them. The Hollowells are composed of musicians who have been with such erganiza-• tiona as Arthur Pryor, R. Key) Beads, 'Chicago and - Minneapolis Symphony orchestras, and are grad- natan of 'the best musical schools of America ' and foreign! countries. They are all soloists as well as en - (ramble s players. .Mr. Hollowell ,as been in the nun& business on the road for twelve years and has staid - Led --the footsie and akhows what It takes to please the public. The following comment from the Lam - . air le (Wyo.) 'Times shows how they were appreciated in that city: The concert given at the Maaner- ehor Hall, by the Hollowell Concert ;company, under the auspices of Dam. on Lodge, K. of P., was one of the best entertainments that has ever been given in Laramie. A better concert company, (seconding to the 'verdict all we have talked with to- day, was rTver _before an audience In Laramie. It as probable that the exposition guards from February 20 to Decem- ber 4, 1915, and for some time be- fore . and after those - dates, the open- ing and closing dates of the Pana- ma - Pacific International Exposition *II consist of detachments of troops' of the United States army. The strength of the force has not yet been determined, but it is thought that it will include a regiment of infantry and a troop of cavalry. At any rate„ the guards will be a strict- ly military body. The United States Public Health service will care for the emergency hospital service of the exposition. For BIG RESULTS, try an Em- pire WANT AD. PORK PRODUCTION IN TREASURE STATE Pork production in Montana is a; very profitable industry, either as a specialized business, or a sideline In, connection to farming. The fact is that no farmer can afford to be !without the hog if he wishes to get the full benefit from the large a- mount of waste and unmarketable grain on every farm in the state: To show profits from what would otherwise be waste without the hog, I have raised 72 spring pigs from 10 sows. These pigs, on- Oct- ober 1, averaged 100 pounds each and have not cost me more than $75 in feed that I actually fed them. AU had the range of the farm most all the time and what they ate was al- most . all feed that would be classed as waste. These shoats can be , brought to weigh 225 pounds for about 3% or 4 cents per pouad. also used alfalfa pasture for the hogs when it was - possible to do so. For the pat two years I have been using 10 .brood sows, getting two !Meats per year, the first litter in April and the second in September or October. This system works out well- and brings about 15 pigs per (CoVinued on page 10.) DO A KIND DEED DURING THE HAPPY AND JOYOUS YULETIDE SEASON GIVE A KIND THOUGHT TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE — THOSE WHOM HAVE NOT FARED AS PLENTIFULLY AR YOU DURING 'THE PAST YEAR. THINK OF THE LITTLE CHILDREN DIS- APPOINTED BECAUSE RANT A. CLAUS COULD NOT OALL AT THEIR tromtis. WILL THERE BE ANY HEARTACHES GIN CHRISTMAS MORNING? YOIT WILL DERIVE MUCH PLEAS- URE Air CHRISTMAS 'TIME EY MAKING OTHERS HAPPY, BY SHARING YOUR GOOD FORTUNE AND DOING A KIND DEED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. A CHEERFUL GIFT, EVEN A TRIFLE, WILL BRIGHTEN Tir110 DAY FOR AN OTHERWISE DISAPPOINT- ED CHILD, AND MAKE YOU- PEEL Burrn.,