The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, January 01, 1914, Image 1

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1 11 144\4 v4 )46‘° OVV IS ,,e0 3 • Come to Mottie . \Where Wheat is King.\ VOLUME NINE EMPIRE \The Land of Oppor4ity\ Judith Basin a. \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ MOQRE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, JANUARY 1, 1914. Nu4ber 18. FIREMEN'S, ANNUAL '- BALL BIG .$ ES XMAS NIGHT DANCE WELL AT- TENDED BY !PEOPLE FROM MOORE ANii , viCiNITY The sixth annualt) bail of the Moore Volunteer Pixel depanument was held on Christmas night and fp:loved the equal of any of its / pre , decessors in. .attendance and all. eli Pleasant fetetturese i . 'The boys had the hall beautiful- deoorated in 'the holielal colors, red and green, using am. ahlintiallee'of l i ;tissue paper, Xmas belie .and, fit* appanatus. The music was' turn4h- ed by McCollum's orchestra of five le pieces aad they succeeded as us, (Ha in illeaatag, the dancers. • prowl= consisted of a large liariety of dances suitable for all and at midnight a sumptuous supper was same(' in the large room ualdijoining the datece hal4 The ball Was concluded at—four o'clock, when those present fiat/ (they,: had hod a dull measure of pleasure and that nothing had been a:molding. The mem- bers of the department are to b.a eongralbulaatedi upon the success • their sixth annual balk THE NEW SEED LAW. Becomes Effective January 1, 1914. Seeds Must Be Tested. The seed law passed by the laet legislature comes into effect on Jailr ttlarY let. 'Phis provides that on all seed sold in the state, unless la - berried as not cleaned, there must be an attached label how - ing the .fol'jtswing: *hal of seed, ,,e trairteitya Putitae , G'ernekratiolla, • Date, Of germittatione Wdere gloWn, Name and addeess of seller. 'To provide for furnishdog this mr fonlnation free, a state grain labor- atoey ham been established at the 1VIontana, Experiment) atatton at Boze- man, and samples sent' in, will be tested and reported without , aharge. With seeds like wheat, oath, Peas, corn, etc., send three to four ounces. With clover, alfalfa, grasses and ether 'fine seeds, one to two ounces Is sufficient. The reports will be re- turned as soon, as the test is. com- pleted, which will be from three, to eight days with the grains and from ten to tweenty-five days with some of 'the small seeds. Pi* your name and address on each package and velien several sam- ples are sent, number these and keep a record showing what seed. each number refers! tlo. State it seed • is home grown or- purchased, ar.d it purehased,give grower's name Address samples to State Grain; Leboratorye Experiment Stationi, Bozeman, Montana. ;IR GEORGE RICHARDSON. • .t. Leader if Ulster Army Organ- ised to Fight Homo Rule, - Paste ta aestertasa Press Auesesignea. - ••••••••••••,.., ORGANIZATION OF THE 114FIAL SCHOOL Modems activities are organized. ',The illatoty must have tee eoparin- teisdeint, and its foremen the ocapo- itationenmet have its boaid oedireet- ens . , arid its president -over the,sap- aaintendent Our institutions of Nigher educa- tion have their governing boards, their presidents, deans, and , lLeeds of departnients. Our city so pots 'helve theie superintendentel !princi- pals, supervisors and other offieers hieeesearY to make the work of each - ;department effisient. But what of the rural schcol sysa Item, , if system it may be called? qlhere we have a superintendent ov- er each county and widely scalier- ed schools are a law unto them- selves in so far as any direct super - Vision Is concerned. The educational work in the country ts unorganized and without standards of &rea(tion Those who are supposed to 'dircet 'the .work) are too far away and they do not have the officers who can cmatect the teaching force with the directing force. What we need to make the work effective is organiza- tion from the ground up. The cost -may be 'a little more, but it will: have the effect of sawing vast sums now wasted and the social and eco- nomic returns reannot be measured'. —J. H. Beast, Moisten/4 Agricultural College. TUBERCULOSIS DEMONSTRATION Dr. Howard Welch has arranged a demonstration of the tatherCuilin teat on cattle and a post mortain of reacting animals for the instruction Of '4 jrifi 0 - * Filo are in Bozeman dur- ing vie ,aers' weekl, January 21-28. 4.1 1Z;. oer of neaoting anima% with he se:Cured for, the occasion, These •All be injected with tuberculin. The symptoms and temperature tett be noted: A post inortent eiarnistae don will be matte for lesions of huberculliosis.' Professor Mumford of Illinois has sent these enkjects for his addresses 'ore clie-Varatree' NVierekin(gifigat: .1. rale Present Statute ef Beef Production in United States. , 2. Beef Production and-, Agiicul- ture in Argentina. )Ilitaldrited.i . 3. Value of Pedigree and Show 'Record in Liao Stock Breeding. Mns. Laws of Minnesota is to speak on: 1. Common People. 2. The Restless Sex. 4 „general announcement iat the • nqWUhe. made soon. THE LIMIT ON POSTAL SAVINGS DEPOSITS In connection wtth the 'postal say - lags bank system, a tteineselitative Stafford of n :.*dicottate bite iicabled how he and AlprepenPsqlrflAfFilopk w of Kansas at tloa time Of the'fram- thug of the 'pastel savings bank Mil, Watt on record ,as, opposed tell the , !limit on deposits, and therefore he Salm/ conliderable satisfaction in' the \fact that postOffice .offfelala are tote recommending that the Iiinit'be lifted. It appears th e e$ 4 there was on dune 30 last, poet ai deposits totaling 433,818,000, which gale an, lifidree,se in the fiscal year of .thiateett and one- half million dolltara In 1912 there Were '24001 depositors with. an av- erage depoeit of $83. One year later, on. June 30, there Were 4,331,- 000 depositors with an average of WW2. . TO TEST THE BAKING , QUALITIES qr WHEAT • Bosemaain e Dec. 30.—Among the uprobienis to be undertaken by the new seed and snake laboratory es- tablished under Montitita's new seed law - at the agrioultotal'ectliege is the testing of ;tate nailliag and baking' qualities of the various vtaieties of wheat and of the same Variettee. grown, under irrigation and nteneltvie lett 'ion conditions. Some of the Drat to he tried out wti be.the new cthil and Alaskan: wheat*, collicerming Which many I:equities are &ming in. This work has never yet been done - In Montana. The a,oparatus i the 'seed laboratory provides for both - milling and baking teats.. FARMERSOF EASTERN MONTANA STILL PLOWING ,Moot., Dee, 3 In miters *Mitsui hes 4 i Plow' 1103 .. .8)4 the fail and si v ion tbls Winter. The weather has \kenso indid tihat the ground has 'not I'm- te, , e'A r\ k Wer # .14 0 4 Y S\Ving. PROF. GEO. BODIN HAS RESIGNED DEPARTED FOR HELENA TO CON- SULT DOCTOR IN REGARD TO HIS HEALTH Prof. Geo. E. Bodin,. who has been principal' of the Moore schools !tor the past year mot a ..ball, has rresihmed his) position' and departed 'on.Satorday night for Helena, where he 'will consult a noted physician Si - regard to his, health whichahas been Pocelo of late. Following , the ad- vice of his physician he eit1.1 either resume his work later in another to- callty in _Montana', or will\ take , a trip to the west, coast, where the olian.a.:e. may 'better agre ervith o pim. Miss Margaret Wood, who ;has heeh erineipal of the high' school', has. ilteuin appointed to fill traca,a- c)1 ca.ulaed by Mr. Bodine re.srigna- Com The members of th4 school board are l's touch wit several rteaetier In various part at:t of the .country 'and hope to eagagj . a com- petent iestructor ot suceeed Miss Woods as principal before ,the holt days are over. UNCLE SAM IS A LAVISH SPENDER It will 'take $1,108,000,000 to run the government in the fiscal year that will be begun on July 1, 1914, according to the annual estimates submitted to congress by rsne seere- l'ary of the treasury. The estimate of the needs of the governinent for the new fiscal .yea.r are 834,000,000 in excess of the amount made avail- 'able for the current fiscal year. In- creases are noted in practically ev- ery 'branch, of the public, service. Cnaintnan, Fitzgerald and taw other ' watch -dogs\ will go to work an the atedget right away. 'The precise einount of thiserear's es is Seetek,i8107`,.912i ers ke5,369.73 appropriated for Is year. ENGINEERS.SUBMIT REPORT 1311trings, Mot., 'Dec. 31.—The en- gineers who are designing the Mute- eelshe'll Valley irrigation project have'just submit ped, their report to 'the commissioners of the project. Upon this repo:t the' commissioners expected to get an order from the letstriet court forming the district,, elso to sell the bonds for the work. The engineers have taken' advent- lege of a natural basin near the head of the project for use as a. ;res- ervoir, into which - w.eter, will be run fl'OM ,.the river during high- water in the spring and stored up for use in Irrigation during the summer months. The river does not carry sufficient walea in, the summer months for ir rigatloni Purposes but the natural res- ervoir' Is.. large enough for supply enough water to nest all summer, For BIG RESULTS, try an Em- pire WANT AD. • -GOVERNOR BREWER. Mississippi Exectutive Whose Po- litical Enemies Seek Impeachment. JUDITH GAP'S \BIRTHDAY\ EXHIBIT. A 'picturesque display tsraxistg) in the Judith Gap Save been reduced. The ci animal plithday celebtlition is tr ir$ of a r by ,\'irthat locality. ta Journal Others assistiog reagentlait of these annual 4140 fruit and 'vegetables '(products of dry of Montana, where some notable yields of that place are acoustOnsed to hold an ,Ileptember, and the accompanying 'picture htbit. The specimens were all furnished itor Lyle A. Cowan of the Judith Gap I s due much credit for the artistic ar- 5 - LYING M LEM IN [TING PROB- fERCUS CouNly F. A. Bennett Writ interesting Letter Regard- ing the Questio Diversified Farming., Is the One ig Need Here', , During the time I was camilleiren - ling for diversified farming l..5er, the auspices of the. Lewistown thane - ber of Commerce front, every quarter tame the question of markets.'! the more thought of it the was coavinced that the ma i 011; # 4 4 1 $ 41 . farniing htedeas e most isaportant for the reason t t iii does -not make any difference how large a crop the farmers grow if they don't get a profitable price for It they cannot make a success. The great majority of , Montana farmere aind grain growers and, will be for some time:, To get into di - ;versified farming they figure that with a profitable crop of grain they can gradually get enough moneY to- , igetihoti to buy some live stock and - make the necessary improvemenst get Started , in diversified farming, They find that with the high prices for livestock and the low price they are getting for grain it is nearly Ampoasible to get started. After sumraleg up the whole sit - •'ration I concluded that we needed a marketing association. After mak- ing a very thorough investigation I touind that the American Sociey of )quity, with the secretary's ofice at Wausau, Wis., was the only as- socilaiton of feathers that was making a -specialty of handling ilhei farmers' grain in the terminal market at S uperior, Duluth and Minneapolis; doing business under the name of the Equity Co-operative exchange and endorsed by the Farmers' Ele - vator association , of North Dakota and the Farmers' & Grain Dealers' association of South Dakota. I also found that it was the oldest market- ing association in the United States, being a pioneer In the marketing 'business and a national association 'working through state, county end community associations. • Whey also have markets for live- stock, Wool and all other farmers' eyroducts. ' I wrote to the\ secretary of the association. to see if they would send ken organizer to this locality and he wrote me that they would as soon as they had one available. About Aug. 1 of this year they sect M. F. Sharp, one of their national ore ganizers, one of eight years' exper- See. and a farmer up to the time be took .uti the work. He ilea worked hard ever since he came Mid 'has surely 'done a great deal. of goo,da having, organized' several to- tals that are shipping theft grain direct to the Equity exchange 'at Mianeepolls, where the grain. Is hen - Idled on, a prorating heeds all prOlits retain to the shipper less exnellens and eight per cent for interest and deprecialton. It has proven to be 'vary profitable ,to the ehippets. The Befecitlahd Farmers' elevator at Benchland La Waving to the WPM', oxchange, the farmers of that viciao eta reeeivieg from two to four cents per bushel more for theta grata than toe farmers in other parts. of the countryside receive for the grain' sold to the old 'tine. 'elevator ti or the Warmers' elevators, 'besides having a good surplus to divide among the alt•ockholdene Another illustration of 0 0 4 tPer*.ti.OP wilt do. Mr: Sharp cutignatizedenti Enuity local at • Marine, the mem- deers starting at once to ship their gratin to the Equity exchange. As !WW1 as the manager of a line ele- vator at Geyer found it out he of- fered them from four to five cents per bushel more for their grain than he was paying at Geyser. I believe. that if the' farmerof C'engus county had received for their wheat what they . would have re' cetved had they shipped to the [Equity exchange, there would be sev- eral ' hundred thousand dollars to help them get started in. diversified facminig. Or boa- the state It would amount to over $1,000,000. It is up to the' farmers to organ - ize and co-operate in their 'efforts to get what is coming to them. Followlag are extracts taken) from two letters, one of Nov. 26 and the other of Dec. 17, 1912. The letters are issued by authority Of the sec- eetary of agriculture and are exactly In accord with the principals advo - catted by and being carried out by the American Society of Equity. The ttrst is under athe heading of \Need - for Co-operative Action?' \It is absolutely clear, that be - fore the problems of rural credit and of marketing the individual farmer, acting alone, is helpless. Co operation is absolutely essentlel. The same business sense and the same organizing genius which have placed this nation lin the front rank in in: dostry must be evoked for agrtcal- lure, 1 \It must associate itself with some particular product which is more or less capable of being standardized, end the object must be 'to overeolne some epecific difficulty. It 40.8 without, saying that the members of She . co-operative society mush ba the Ones who are bona fide produraers and that every approach of the ex - ploiter meet be aggresively repelled. The object,, must be specifically eco - comic end hot remotely pollitleal.'1 In the letter of Dee. 17, tinder the head of \Marketioa we read: \One chapter of the report is de- voted to the subject of marketing. We have suddenly been brought face to face with the 'fact thatt In many directions further production waits on 'better methods of distribution, ;Nal (that ,the field of distributien, pre- se, problems which raise in very ;grave /l ways the simole issue of jug - /lee. That wilder existing eonditions the farmer does not get what he should for his produtitathat the con - owner is required to Nor ina 11 ,0 1 fir price, and that mercenary 'eliding ore imposed under exiatingl systems of distribution, there can be no ques- tion. The aim should be an ecor- polmte arrangement which shall faeili- 'betel production and lead the pro- ducer to standardize anti to find the readiest and best market for his pro- duct. Such action will result la. gain to the producer, as well as zo ,Pht) coniumer.\ The above ;let; ers will be a great ,nelp to the Society of Equity in ,C,arrying on , their work, i I believe thee the farmers of Montana., are very fortunate in having a national association .with aims and principles e il be American Society of Equity of which they can become members and by co-operating aand working to- gether end with the assistance of the secretary of agrieuleare there Is ttemoat no limit to what can be ac- oothplished. The agricultural colleges, expert - dent farms, and county, agricuilkinists are doing a lot of good, but the 'far'mer will .never get what they are enittled to until they organize tirtere'Va;! Will be very glad to assist in organizing the farmers all over the erode. P. A. BEININIteflvT. SELF-SUFFICIENT FARMERS In former times the farm and farm house were welli-nigh self sustaining. They produced with few; exeeptiona, ttil that was needed in country life in the way of food, data - 118,1 shelter, 11,nd the implements needful to their production. A difrerent line of action has eome times been proposed as an alterna- t1vE0 to organizatica on the part of farther% they are asked to become aelf-satticient. 'The farmer is to at - taia this 'by becoming the consumer bf his .own products. He thue rids himseltf of dependency on corpora- tion's. Thia is rather an absurd propoge tion. It would not relieve the farmer of buying his grooerise, dry. goods, machineral, and other supplies at the sa.mel time, he resorted to the extreme measure of beCmJig a fivinoicturor of they' . (:xist in their present form. 1()ehereviee he 'woad have to .return to the stage of household manufact- ure, and 'to a state of living which would he' ad primatirve that few moil eta men and women would be 'will- ing to adopt it.—John M. Gillette,\ University of NIorth Dakota. :if I Y OF &UNKNOWN MAN F01111 , 1 ON RIVER BANK STRANGER IN JUDITH BASIN 'WAS INSANE—HIS NAKED BODY FOUND LATER Word was received here late last evening that ihe dead body of an uniknowln man, had been found in the Judith river valley near the Ab- raham Hoge:land ranch, about 14 miles north of this city, Frank Samples discovered the body yes- terday: afternoon. Coroner Creel left this moaning to investigate. tAs far as known now the dead man is a stranger in this country. and is unknown. A few days ago it was reported to Sheriff Tullock that a crazy man had appeared at the station of Kingston on the Great Northern. The officer sent a man there to arrest the crazy man, but' he could mot be found. Evidently 'the man found dead is this crazy Insan. It seems that, he took of his blothed aind ionlPed into the cold Waters of the Judith river. Coming out and failing tel dress he died 'from 000st:ea.—Lewistown News: , CANNING FACTORY FOR BILLINGS NOW ASSURED Billings, Mont., Dec. 31.—A 'can- ning factory, which has been one of the things .for 'which Billings 'has' been striving for several years, is 'now assured. The Western, Bond & Mortgage company, owners of a large orchard tract west of the city, , has declared its intention of putting up a canning factory at its orchard., Title factory will cost about $311,000 . and will be capable of canning the 'products from its 3,200 -acre orchard! Cahalan's secured to 'next Chub Harp orchesen4 ham been furnish music for the dance to be given ' Clary's hall tomorrow, Friday, might. 1,t'S club members are requested( tin be present, as, this will be THE BIG DANCE of the setuktrt.

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