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\ el • % .,0 0 4,1P 16 sk im % 0 00' Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.” \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ VOLUME NINE Aseesele MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, JANUARY 1, 1914. -- Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity\ NUMBER 19. MOORE COUNCIL HOLDS SESSION A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT MAT- TERS ATTENDED TO --- BILLS ALLOWED. - - The first regular meeting of the town council for the new year was held at the couooll chambers _Mons Play night, the mayor and all member being present, The swami fire committee ap- pointed to locate a hose cart neten the Gaston additiom reported having iound a suitable location and had Written the board of fire underwrit- ers and: upon receipt Of their . report twill report. 'The same committee. was continued, with leave to eit Matt wand report at a future meeting. The mayor was requested to in- termit. Marshal Hendrick& to collect licenee en all dogs and comply With the ordinenee in killing all dogs within the 'corporate limits of the (owe, mot so ibeence44 - A competent person will also be em- ployed to inspect chimneys in the town and condemn or order repaired such chimneys as are found unsafe, at the Owner's expense. The following hills having been Passed by the auditing committee were allowed and warrants ordered drawn for the same: Moore Mercan- tile Co., oil and ,bedding for jail,, $1; .T. A. Hendrik* removing dead dog, $1; Helena Indepeedent, blanks for treasurer, $6; Basin Luaither Co., coal for jell $8:80; R. M. Skyles drag age, $1:25; F. R. Jaekson, m4als for prisoners, $:70; Lewastow.n Plectrie tend Power Co., power, 316:90. DISCONTINUES SENDING SEED.. In his recent address before the Fonteeseventh Annual Session of the 'N,ationtal Grange, Patiiims of Hus- bandry, the Secretary of Agriculture made the following reference to • keeifediiillogottaln: n You may be interested to know that in the estimates Junt sullamitted ito Congress it he been recommend- ed that the distribution of ordinary vegetable and flower seeds be dis- bontinned and that part of the $300,- 000 heretofore devoted to Hale pur- pose be used to procure, glropogate, and distribute among the people new tend valuable seeds and plants. If tongress sees. fit in its wisidorat to ac- cept the recommendation, particular attention will be given to the scour- ing and distributing new and valua- ble seeds and alantel, inetluding for- age -crop seethe wlhose character and quality will be thoroughly known said tested; and pains will be talten in every instance to see that a sutra tient supply is sent to male it worth While for the Individual farmer to Make an experiment. MONTANA METAL MINE PRO- DUCTION Record Zino Yield In 1913, but De - created Copper and Gold Output The total value of gold, silver, cep - per, lead, and zinc produced bY deep and placer mines in Montana in 1913 was somewthat over $59,000,000, a decrease, from 164,764,615 in 1911a, ov- ee 8 per cent, acoonding to prelim - !nary estimates of V. C. Heikes, of the United States Geological survey. Metal pricee were slightly less than those of 1912, but there was also a large decrease in copper yield and bonsequentle in, gold. There were in pant offset by a record increase in zinc produation and silver output from zinc ones. 1 The geld yield decreased nearly 12 ner cent, the mine figures being $3,- 626,236 in 1912 and $3,194,000 in 1913. 'There was no great change in the placer output, but a decrease 10 - noted in gold from copper ores and ?nom siliceous ores. The North Moe - basin mine in _Fergus , county was suo- Oessilually opertiied by the Barnes King Development Co. and an aver- age *al 4,000 tons of $10 ore was treated per month.. EFFECT Of OATS ON FLAVOR OF MILK it has been asserted by some dairymen, that the feeding of crush - oats to cows will improve the flavor of mink. to ascertain the correct- ness of this theory a series of exper• iments was made by the Bureau of Animal Indaistry of - the Ueited States Department -of Agrictqlture at the expeanmental date' farm at Beltsville, Md., Six eows were used in the ex - pediment; 3 were fed a grain ration of corn meal, bran, and cottonseed meal; the other 3 were fed a grain , mixture of hive parts crushed oats and 1 part cottonseed meal. A num- ber- of samples of milk from) the cows fed these rations were submit- ted to various pensions in the dairy division and 'they were asked to in- dicate their preference. In all 50 opinions were passed on various em- pties. Of these, 16 howed a prefer- ence fOr the milk from th cows fed on , crushd.e oats, 26 preferred that from the bran and con) ration, while 9 expressed no ehollie. The results bow, that in these rations, not only was there no &reit difference in fav- or of the crushed and as a feed to improve flavor, but it an_ething, the ration containing bran and corn was more suocessful in prediging Pine- 'flavore,d milkj About forty farmers attended the !American Society of Equity meeting In Buffalo on Satunday Dec. 27. 14. L. !Dotson of Moore, general manager of the Plermers' Elevators of the Ba- - sin, was present and - 1 19 0 n gave an interesting talk relative to the grain wan/alto In the Judith Sa- tin from the standrpoint of the com- pany he represent.. Other pominent mein of the county also made short addresses. GOLD STRIKE IS - MADE IN SNOWIES FIVE MINERAL LOCATIONS IN THE_ SNOWY MOUNTAINS ARE FILED. Five mineral lotions in the Snowy mountains were filed on last Saturday by a coin1Pany headed b A. P. Brewingtoti, says the - Round- up Record. The filings cover pet- raleian, gas and gold rights to the land. The land is located in thel nortliviest corner of 'the otaintY, where prospects for gold hale -been strong and some investigation ths5 eptlEttaiittag hiflioate gold In years ago, bat on Recount of the lack of transportation at that time the search did not progress very Par. The following described lands were filed on: SW% 24-11-19; 11)%14W; ikl!Wki,NW%; SW*NE 1 4 26-11•19; - W NW5 4 31-11-20, El5iNElg, 36411 19; ISE 25-1149; swy, al-11.2ft. Pt is generally conceded that there are minerals of various kinds in the Snowles and it is to be hopedt that this country will develop the pros- pect thoroly,1 Speakers for the Farmers' institute to be held in Moore on ..jan. 10th, will be practically the same all Ithose who contribute to the Farmers' .week meetings at Lewistown this week. Arrangements are being perfected to make the local institute 'the l beet ever held here and it is expected that a large number of farmers will take,, advantage of the meeting. BIOLOGICAL LECTURES FOR FARMERS' WEEK The program for Farmers' Week at Bozeman, January 21-29, promis- es to be of surpassing interest. The - following list of lectures by mem- bers cd the biology faculty gives an Idea of the scope of these ,lectures, which wit be an integral pant of short courses in homemaking, farm - management, and animal industry. Treatment of Grain Omeuts-H. E. Morrie. ' Flax Wilt and Canker -H. M. Jen- nison. 1 Potato Diseases -Prof. Swim*. Insect Pests of Cabbage -J. R. Parker. Insect Pests of Potato -J. R. Park- er. Ground Squirrels and Gophers Professor Spatniding. Inset Pests of the Hounehold- Professor Coollery. The House a Disease Spreader - Professor Cooley. Animal Parasitew-Profeseor lOcarees of lectures In poniltry keep- dalrYing, stook Judgang, potato culture, tiblae, grain gnawing, 000los ?nig sewing, home decoration, home `marketing, etc., the \Melt While several dietinguished speakers from abroad will partlehmte in. the program. Farmers' Week at Bozeman le gett- ing to be a very attractfve instItte Hon. Hundreds were In attendance last year, and many others wished] they had gone and are planning to go thin winter. • NO ONE IN, THIS OGIthill.INt6TY TO AT- illEND IWO FAitillaRfir WWI MI% THAT IS TONBE *MD INT MOORE ON SA.13910111a.Ye JAJWY 14). FAW41#0111, eIgintjpES' •WIV ES AND CHliefiR,EIN. B MIIN AT41gTOW19111PINEIPLE ARE ALL INVITED, FOR ALL Altidi INTEN121111111) IN 11111 MAT- TERS THAT WILL BE UNDER 6191193USSION. THREE. EaffiffONS WILL I Ble HELD HERE, ONE IN tHE FORIONWIN AT 10:30, -ONE IN TRIO AFTERNOON AT 1:00. AND ANOTKER IN TEE *E- NING AT 8:00 O'CLOCK. THE EVENING LECTURE WILI,g, BIN 1 / 4 1 ',ITSITRArEo. SPEAKERS OF WIDE-.141111SOW1'ION, RICH, IN PAS* EX- PERIBIKOBi AND IN riskowtillOs OF THE PRINCIPLE* OF A4GatiellialTURAL SCIENCISIASIL DISCUSS QuEenCers PaR- rAINING TO BRIPPER CROPS, BETTER FARM AN136Alaig SET , TER MARION'S AND BETTER PLACES ro upp. TENDiorrr F. S. COOLEY, WILL CONDUCT TEE HE' -WILL BE ASSISTED By HON. 0. C. GREGG, A D PERT OP MINNESOTA AND A. 41, WALRNIII, AN En WE GRAIN FARMER OF THE GALL - Akre VALLEY. ( The creation- of the filg, Snowy, Mountain Game preserve which has luat been , introduced in the House Of Representatives by Oonigreeeman Stout, bids fair to become an Igo sured fact as there is no oppositint. The creation of this preserve Will meet with the approval of all lee - al sportsmen. The bill introduced Is as follows: Be it enacted by the senate and the house of reereeentatives of . the United States of America in co asseanbled: That alb lands belongies to the United States within that part of the Jefferson national forest, described as follows,- to-wtt: All at - sect's* , 36, township 13 north, range , 17 east, sections 31, 32, 33, 34, 36 and 3 6 ' townebip 13 north, range 18 went; sections 28, 31„ 32, 33, 34, to 13.otarth, ratios IS \ettat; sections' .2e 4, 9, Ifi; ft, 12. 13. If: 15. 7116. 17, 20, 21, 22, It, 24: 26.. 26. 27, 28; 34, 36 and 36, township 12 north, range 17 eitet;• all of town- abip 12' north, range. 18- east; all , Of township 12 north; range 19 east;. sections 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, south half section 35, and all range 20 east; section's 13, 15, bf section 36, township 12 north, 29,, 23, 24 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 south half section 30, and all of. seetiOnit 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36,. township' 12 1north, range 21 nett; seethes* 1, 2, and 12, tannish%) 11 north, range 17 east; sedtiotus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 47,, 8, 9., 19, 11, 12, 13 14. 15. 16. township' 11 north, range 18 east; sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8 9 , 10. lei, 12; 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. east; ;half section 21, and all of sectione 32, 23, 24, 26, 26, 27, and east half seotion 28, township 11 north, range '19 east; 'section 4, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9; IS, 17, 18, township 11 north, range 20 east; sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and north Oast quarter section 6, township 11 north, range 21 east, Monta, a. prin- eipal meridian, be. set aside for the protection,- of gum/ animals and birds, recognized as a -breeding Place therefore;---- and _known as the Rig Snowy Mountain Game Refuge, in ehame of' the secretary oil sgrictol- atire.i Sec. 2. -That all- limiting, trapping, killitr. , g or capture of game or other animals, binds, or Veit upon the lands or .withilie \he waters of the United- States within the limits of d areas ebtall be unlawful, except ander such regulations as may be 'prescribed by the secretary of agri- out:tate; and whoever shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed- guilty of a Wide- meenor and upon. conivickieneint . any United States -court of . competent fnikiliene shall le - n 0 t those $8012; - or ibe. isvilaiied for period not exceeding siX months, for each 'offense, or Shall suffer -both fine and . imprisonment, at- the die ern** of, the court; . provided, that the • secretary of , agriculture may, when necessary, authorize:the cap- ture therein of any mammals, birds, or fish for propagation , or Trtar authorise &haw with hook -and line, may.. .permit the collection of epecimeniabir sebentifin purposes and may exempt from protection, and destroy such species, as he may deem Sec. 3 ---That it Is the PuriPose of tills act to protect game, mammals an* birds, and pot to interfere with the operation' of local game laws as affecting gut:vete or state lands, to encourage the reintroduction of elk and other big game, and to establish a game refuge to serve - as a breed- ing ground from which adjacent parts of the national forests domain or other lands may be restocked with game. SEEING AMERICA. Foreign travel is broadening and stdanelatisig, but it is a good thing to see one* own land first. Nine- teen fifteen is scarcely more than k twelve -months diatant and it Prcanises toe be the *trete** travel year in, the history of the country. Transportation companies are at Word( now getting' ready for the great rush of business th* will greet them with the idarwn of 19164 litverr- body intends sometime to visit the - Pacific Coast, and Reposition year will offer an espeofally tempting op - tortuosity to do as, for there will hot Mgr be the usual indinesinents but there wilf be the dentlakeilkeosi - tion attractions at Siletillinneisco and Batt DAMP, (the latter being \somewhat different\ and unique,) *with railroad rates lower, pesthole than have ever before been made. It Is- 8514j ; that a very Willa flambee of ticbeta have already been purchased on the inetallattent plan by salaried people who expect to take a vacation worth while In- 1915- Thee general dispoittion on the pint of transporta- tion people is to have the purblk see as much of the great West as pos- 'stble. Most people will ,probably go *est on one route, then travel the length of the Pacific -Coast , and re- turn by another rotate, stopPhier mc- bori to personal preference to see whidt nisY Meta to the 10 - It1villitgil as espasiartiniterest. Oregon, Waglifillgton, lioneens, Id - assert that unless a man has travel- ed at least once across the continent and back, he is scancelly fit to set In the halls of Congress to make laws for the people. 'Thle in espec - ially true, of members of Congress from the East, who are More provincial end narrow to their views than the Western men because as a rule the latter are more widely trav- eled and know more about the collet- ry at large. CLASSED MONTANA LAND.. --- The surface of Montana Is com- posed of three classes , of land of about equal! size, viz., in round numbers: Farm lands,' 30,000,000; growing lands, 30,000,004; mountain *ands 30,000,000 acres. The mountain land contains the extensive mineral area and forests which euppore the great mining and lumber industries, also much grazing land, and uhe place* of resort for the hunter and fisherman, the health seeker and the lover of scenery of remarkable var- iety ofbeauty and . grandeur. The grazing lands sustain the great- live - Mock industry. The lands level e- nough to be cultivated with the Machinery cOmmonly used in farming operations are classed as arable and kre estimated to nu , nabet 30,000,000 acres. -Butte Miner. aho, and in brief, the great North- west or, as it was long known, \the Oregon couarty,' offers some great attraotions for travelers. From Puget Sounds southward the majestic morn - taint and splendid forests contribute unrivalled scenery, and Oregon has In- Crater Lakes an attractitnt !Which can, be matched nowhere else In the world. Imagine an immense crater in sui extinct volcano with the bottos ! of it filled, with water bluer than 'summer side., and the crat- er wail towering aloft above the lake for half a mile. The Severn , mentehae set apart this unique lake and the , mountains surrounding it as a National, Park,and thousands of Peonlet \'kit it every summer. There are. MIMI other points of interest, same better known than this,' while some are scarcely known at all, but all are worthy of study and investi- gation. is a good tiling for people to get' acquainted with their awn count- rY, to learn' that the inhabitants of one section of it are essentially dif- ferent 'rem the inhabitants of other seetions-that all are good citizens welting in their own ways for the saltbe made. For this reason, if for no other, the bolding of great exposi- tions and other events which lean* late travel between the States ehould be alirlenrepted by, every011e,Kan9 es- Pe41lta7.10 , Congress, and every pro- per and leshippste menet. Some 9e190411 4 0, indeed. Bile ilonnter Brady. sad , lipesiter Chain. Clark, EVANGELISTIC SERVICES AT 111111STIAN CHURCH BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY AND CON- TINUES INDEFINITELY -MISS DOSTER WILL SING. Beginning on next Sunday morning and continuing indefinitely, a series of evangelistic services will be held in he Cheistian church. Rev. L. Hei- ser, of Deer Ledge, will be the evan- gelist and Grate Leach Doster, of New York, will have charge of the Musetc:' Rev. Hulser comes' highly recone mended as • an earnest and fluent sOtalter4 He s* eaetor of the Christ- tharcli lit EstsOleatige and has held successful meetings in some of the larger cities of the state. Glace Leech Doster is a woman of Irreproachable christian character; she possesses an unusual musical temperament, has profound yet un- pretentious sincerity, intelligent in- terpretation, dramatic intensity, and great :personal charm. Her voice is a rich contralto, evenly developed and splendidly colored. she is a Most skillful director, has a. saving sense of humor, and her work ap a lioloist satisfies the most exacting. She is Just closing a six weeks evan- gelistic engagement with the Univer- sity Place Christian church, Minnea- polis, and cancelled a tentative con- tract with a church to New York to come to Moore. Don't tail to hear her at. the Christian church next Sunday morning and evening, and ev- ery evening during these meetings. SOCIALISTS AT COYOTE. FORMER OPERATOR HERE IS MARRIED T. J. GRAY 18 UNITED IN MAR- RIAGE TO MISS RUTH ROWE. • News has reached here of the re- cent marriage of 'Tj . J. Gray, form- erly telegraph operator at the local station. During his stay in Moore Mr. Gray' made a host of friends by his continually pleasanit manner and Obliging ways, who join with The Empire in wishing lam the best tn ate. Following is an account of the wedding - from the Greenfield (Ohio) Republican: Mr. Theodore J. Gray of Greed( Rapids, 'Mich., and Miss Ruth Rome,, were deilied in marriage Friday, December.:.19, a.t Hillsboro, Rev : S teaford, official lug. _ Phe bride in the oldest datiehter of Mr. Scott Rowe, and her entire Life has been spent in, , Greenfield, The groom Is one of the popular young 'men of Grand Rapids, and is connected with one of the leading - jewelry stores at that piece. The young temple left. for South winter, after w'hich they - will make Solon, where tbiy will spend the their future homean Grand Rapids. THE GROWTH OF THE UNITED STAVES The boundaries of these United States have kept progress meeli the rest of things during the past one hundred years. According to govern- ment reports the area of the Unged States is shown to have- increahed front 892,135 square miles in 1800 to 3,00,789 in 1913, and in population' from 3,308,485 to 95,0284497, exalusive Of the island territories now under the American Mtg.' ) Meantime the. pioduction of basic articles of in- dustry shows marked growth , : walk from , twenty tons in 1814 to, roar hundred and seventy mitilion in, 1812; pig, iro'n from fifty-four thousand, tone in 1810 to . thirty million: in 1912; copper, from one hundred tons in 1845 to five hundred and fifty-eight, thousand in 1912; petroleum, from eighty-four thousand- in 1859 to over nine billion gallons in 1912; cotton, from seventy-three thousand run - tiling bares of five hundred pounds each in 1800 to fourteen million: in: 1912; wheat, from - eighty-four anillion, bushels in 1840 to seven hundred mid thirty million in 1912; and corn, from three hundred and seventy-eight mil - !Mtn bushes in 1840 to over three billion in 1912; while similar increae- es are -noted in other products at agrieultpre, mining and manufacture. • There was a lively lime at the recent meeting of the farmers in the vicinity of Coyote who belong to the Socialist Local at that place. They jumped into the fight that is Just attesting between the farmers and the big elevator companies by calling up- on the county attorney of Fergus county and the attorney general of the state to prosecute the odd line elevators for violating the antadis- orimination ilaw passed by the demo- oratie legislature last winter. One speaker raid that if this law will help -the farmers the sooner it is put in operation the better. Anoth- er speaker said that he believed that the democrats had only passed it as BUNK to hand out to the farmers and did not believe that it would ever be enforced but that he thought that it would be e good plan to get a definite reply from thaw two oft'. dale for If the law was of no value but for campaign purposes, the soon- er the 'farmers found it out the bet - t. A resolution , was also passed ask- ing the State Executive committee of the Socialist party to initiate a referendum under the state initiative and referendum law providing for the state ownership and operation of ele- ratore and warehouses for the etor- sge of grain and other products of the, farmers and also for the state ownership 'ckf flour mills and other means of converting the raw mater- ial]. of the farm into finished pro- ducts and deride the profits between the farmers and the consumers. • (Contributed by C. F. Lowrie, sec-, Stanford, Moat.) MONTANA CROPS LARGE. 'Massed din one body Montana's 30,- 000,000 acres of farm lands nearly equal lawaai total acreage; including water surface and bluff lands of 36,866,000 acres; illinois contains but 86,266,000 acres', Ohio 26,278,000, Ind- iana 23,264,000 and Kentucky 25,856,- 000. Leaving entirely out of consid- eration the 60,000,000 acres of moun- tatnotte and grazieg lends and count- ing only the 30,000,000 acres of ara- ble lands, Montana's farm lands are as extensive as the whole area of some great farming states and may . be compared with the 7,278,720 acres In Belgium, 8,095,720 acres in Hollami and the 9,848,320 acres in Denmark -- a total of 25,22,1,760 acres. Only a- bout one-fiflteenth of the arable lands are In cultivation -Butte Miner. FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF FERGUS COUNTY The annual financial statement of Fergus county lute just been com- pleted. It shows that the total bond - lid indebtedness, with interest, a- huminted at the end of the fiscal liter, to $297,454, the value of all bounty property is given at $277,- 000. The empenditures during the rear amounted, to $334,176. Of this $51,669 -went for district court ex- penses, and $238,395 for Iniseella- naus expenses, inicluding $51,591 for bridge work and supplies end 9127: '194I for road work and sueexlies. The expenditure for fugl, supplies, ate., was $14,208. The care of the Poor cost over $16,000 while more Milan 13,000 was paid out for el- ection expeneei; and $7,831 for becks, stationery, stamtps, etc. The valuation of the county has increas- ed from $7,489;139 in 1904 to $17,002,- 992 In 1913. $ • •