The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, January 15, 1914, Image 1

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0,0* % pile vtlX ‘ ' oe t‘ e91 ' kits * 4° 1 \ Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ VOLUME NINE AM•••••••••••11•OrM111111. _ Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity\ MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, dANUARY 15, 1914. NUMBER 20. W 61 IATE$ ; FROM MOORE EXPRESS, COMPANIES LOWER CHARGES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDER. A big reduction in e'x'press rates ih and out of Moore, amounting to an average redaction of 25 per cent A , - Aria -and, second- class articles loalitleed emne time eget by the inter- etkte cogimerce ealamikasion will be- e -Ohre etasetive nib. 1 Similar re- altletlens iwill eapIy to ail interstate regs bualuese in the entire United bates and to Canadian companies doing business in this country. The order of the interstate cern- Azerce ooln.mission , together with atibles and etatistios comparing the new rates with those of the parcel post, has been received by H. - G. -Merkle, agent for the Welle-Faro Phloem company in Moore. Tables of the new rates show that saddles welashing less than 6 Donnas can still be shipped cheaper by par- ed post, butt for goads weighing over sir !pounds the express rates are low- er' A comparatietegicatle of the parcel post and tie mew 'first clam express Oates frami i4ro Chleago, fel- , &press P. Post 1 5.26 $ .10 2 .81 .19 3 36 .28 4 .41 .37 5 .46 .46 6 .62 .55 7 .67 (i4 8 .62 .73 .68 .82 id .73 .91 .78 1.00 12 .84 1.09 la .89 1.18 14 94 -1.27 15 .99 .... 1.36 16 1.05 1.45 1.10 1.54 18 1.15 1.63 19 1.21 1.72 20 1.26 1.81 Tae express rates continue to grow relatively lower op to 100 pounds. That which was formerly known as line/ Ileneral special rate Is now, call- ed sepend Claw, nad, is about 75. laa', Pella of ahaeliast eases rate. 414 1 ,04% AC* ohil*IL e a4.1 1 - the oonamonsuies tormenta apparel - as tatting sectinn A. D. end E. rates. eagee new rates affect the following eXpress companies doing Interstate boldness: Adams, American, Canard- Ian, Northern, Dominion, Globe, Great filerthenn, National, Southern, Unit- ed States and WeRe-Fango and 'West- ern. THE RECLAIMING OF THE \GREAT AMERICAN DESERT' .t.Out of the golden west Domes Secretary Lane, bead of the Depart - Mena of the Interior, and he knows the needs of his chosen lend better than any of this predeceasore. Lane aerate Congress to 0. K. his plan toaprovide one hundred million, dol- lars tor an issue of bands for the exeension of the government irriga- tion policy, and he says that if It is litine the amount can be pto- giably used in the further develop - Meat of the section of the country which was once known as the \Great American Desert.\ Mr. Lane Mils that it a bond •Issue is pro- vided that it will be possible to in- croase the area of reclaimed desert land In cultivation from 1,290,000 a- les nova on the government proa cots to more than 3,100,000 acres, which is the total amount w,hicir the reclamation service englneens halve estimated can be reelatmed by the. extension of week now under ay and the beginning at govern- ment projects for which plans have llaesalY been anode. This increase lit the amount of cultivated land on gofferniment irrigation projects will avalde homes for nearly 45,000 Am- erioan • lanai:Res. saw. on government Irrigation farms. Most of the farms .o be established on the lands will be forty acres each because it has been found that this amount of lend cubtivated under the intensave methods , now used in the west will provide a good income for the aver - lee family. Secretary Lane's price tipal reason for asking Congress to nrovede for one hundred million dol- lars is not based on his desire to ae the mere extension, of the 'west- ern reelaanatton work so mach, as it is on the hope to see the food supply of the coantry increased, and to give real encouragement to the bactk to the land movement. This will benefit every section of the 'United States as weal as the west. NUMBER OF CHIMNEYS CONDEMNED BY INSPECTOR . Having completed the inspection of chimneys, Chas. Lindquist, wbso was appointed inspector by the coun- cil submits the following report, the names listed being the owners or renters of residences or business houses wthere the chimneys were condemned and ordered , repaired: Moore Cafe, State Bank, Moore' Mercantile Co., Moore Auto Co., Dr. S. S. Owen, office, Frank But3k- stew, store, Creamery building, J. W. Zadhery, res., J. R. Martin, res., J. a. David, res., T iE. Rice, res., H. N. Klinefelter, nee., Jos. Sawyer, res J. A. Hendricks, 2 res., J. J. Hunt- er, res., V. V. David, res., M. A. Palmer, res.- - Aecorclialg to the town ordinance these chimneys -which were ifeuad un- safe must be immediately repaired as they are a menace to the city. BANK PRESIDENT AT HOB - SON IS UNDER ARREST W. SCHOTT, *HO PROVES TO BE G. M. SCOTT, ARRESTED FOR THE ALLEGE() ISSUANCE OF FRAUDULENTI 104TOMIES Quite a seneation . was caused 15 the west F-engus town of Hobson when it became generally known yesterday that President M. Schott, whose real name turns out to be M. Scott, was ;Awed tinder ar- rest by Sheriff Partook upon infor- mation received from the officers of North Yakima, Washington-, says the Daily News. Scott is wanted there for the alleged issuance of • - ancertgagee,:aleasaaleatnai, he is innocent and that if there is anything wrong it is some error that can be readily - adjus when the arrives there. -ott started on his return trip -to North Yakima yesterday in custody of Sheriff Metzger of the Washing- ton county. ott 'was located at Hobson after a two year search by the officers. Sheriff Maack (was sent the infor- mation and a photo of the alleged offender. Mr. Tullock went •to Hob- son and carefally 'looked over his man„, but ,saw no resemblance be- tween the man and the photograph, as the man looked 20 years older. However, he chanced to notice a Plight depression in Scott'seieft ear, land the photo showed this too, so the arrest was made and Scott did not deny his identity. Had it not been for the detection of his de - amnion Scott 'would still be a free 'Scott has been engaged in the real estate business at Hobson and was pronianent there. On Dec. 1 he opened the Fergus State barikan esthich institution he had 1,400 shares bf stock. He was president, cashier and gen- eral manager of the bank. In feet, he had fall charge. 'The books have been carefully audited and an in- ventory taken, which shows that there is nothing wronlg with Scott's operations In Hobson. \rem Niahol- eon Is vioepresident of the bank, which is a strong institution. Nothing further is known here as to the charges against Scott. The arrest is considered of great im- portance in Yakima. COMING TO MOORE FOR THREE NIGHTS COMMENCING - Monday, -Jan. 19th May Roberts AND HER COMPANY OPENING PLAY: The Sweetest Girl in Dixie With Miss Robots, in -aer •fanisoie characterization \AUNT CAROLINE,\ As prayed by her on the Oriental tour. CHANGE OF PLAY EACH NIGHT Reseeysd Sat., 60e. REFUSE LOANS 011 LAND IF • ILLICALLTABLISHED PROOF Foreign Company and , Custer County Banks Re- fuse Assistance to Homesteaders Whose Land _Notices Have Been Printed in Newspapers 'Other - Than Those forest Land' Considerable commotion has been raised , amang a number of the boMe- 'deriders of Custer county and other seotions of eastern Montana arid western North and South Dakota as a result ot the announcement by ot huerber of bankers and one large loan company, ito the effect that they (would not loan money on claims, 'final Proof notices of which been ptiOished In newspepers o er than thOse nearest the land, llaYa Miles City Star. From an authorita- tive source it hae been learned that the State bank of Fallon has colike but with a statement to this effOdt and, turthermore this institution has dories; the past ten days aeclined ihomeateaders money, setting up as a reason the fact that the final , proof notiees were not published in news- in.aceondanwe with the law, 'In coleseelleoce of which it contends 'that the titles are defective. Terry Bank Follows. was also reported that a bank do (publisher of one of the newspapers there in conjunction with a number of citizens, have turned the matter 'over to an attorney who is going to 'contests the illegal proofs with a (view' 'of having them republished at as early a date as possible so there will be no aloud on the title. :Most significant of alll, however, is 'the stand taken by a large financial toncern of Eden borough, Scotland, 'which has a great many thousand dollars out at interest in eastern Montana. This company thru an a - tent this week laid the matter 14 fore (the Hon. Clay Tallman, commis- 'sioner of general land office at Washington. The communication ?which no doubt is in- the hands of the commissioner by this time, sets forth the fact that the company pos- itively refuses to loan. money to homesteaders in this land district 'ou- tlets@ those p000fs which have been illegally printed are made reguar. This company, which is one of the bldest and strongest in existence, is Terry -'had taken a like stand -and to teal known to the people of this satisfy itself of the atithenticity of Section aed In this time the Star this report the Star called 1-1zi the hopes to be able to reproduce the cashier of the institutions in question biracial correspondence in these cal - and requested a statement from hen. He informed the Star that it was a tact that he had turned down sever- al loans to homesteaders because of the illegal printing of final proof no- tices but he said he considered it a personal matter and did not wiatt to be quoted unless it became abeo- aately necessary tta tele his name, tisive stelek e tteen this matter ap bveMCU6n WI - in - atter as the final proof controversy began, 'having looked in -to the law in the Matter and having satisfied itself of 'in irregularity in the matter of plac- ling notices by the Miles City land , btlice. Homesteaders Alarmed. The same condition is said to pre- vail at Camp- Crook here there has been 'considerable alarm manifested among, the hundreds of homestead- ers. many of whom are sadly in need of funds to carry them through the Winter. At Camp Crook, Howev;.r, tiefinite action' is being token to re- lieve the situation as Miter martin, Ordered to Observe Laws. I In ithe,jetter to the comaniseloner the •Scottish financial company re- cites that notices 'are being placed newspapers in. this county with\ - but regard to the specific instruct- ions of the commissioner, who, on (Nov. 14, 1913, attired the following to' Atha iafticiala.,oLthe_Miles Clay Jailta. efface: '\ \-Obesrve laws and regulations as to the publication of notices in the 'newspapers nearest the land affect - ad. No change in circular of August eleven, nineteen hundred nine.\ From what can be learned It is al- so stated that the commercial bodies in a number of the towns in the ter- 1-11tory affected are going to take the Matter up with a view of protecting the interests of the honieeteader, as ft is argued. that the future develop - tent of this country is dependent luipon them to a great extent and it is poor policy to hamper them in any *lay. .LEVER BILL WILL AID AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION The Lever bill now before Cong- ress aims to round out the plan of federal aid to agrieteltural education. First, about fifty years ago, came the original Morrill act establishing the colleges of agriculture an -d mech- anic,' arts. Twenty-five years hater came the Hatch act establishing the the experiment rotation. Both these acts .have been aupplemented by ad- ditional federal, grants. Now comes :he Lever bill *hitch gives .fudids to establish extension departments at the college to carry the work of the zollege and experiment rotation out to the people at their homes. rhe,..fellowapg Wastrel& of the Lever b1114 gfres its purpose and scope: ction 1. Prorkles far the estab , . Itelument and maintenance of an eia tension department in- all the col - egos ot &venture. Section g. Outlines the duties, viz., -aagive laratructions and demonstration in agriculture and home economics '..o persons not attending the agrical- tural ccillege, by field demonstra- tions and otherwise, in- the various comimamities. Section 3. Provides for a, fixed appropriation from the federal treaa- ary of $10,000 per year uncondition- ally to every state. It further pro- vides conditional appropriations, be- ginning with, $300,000 a year to be pro rated among the states on the basis of rural population. This ap- Propriatioin increases every year by the sum of $300,000 until the maxi- ma= of $3,000,000 is readied. No stete viru ,recaive its pro rata of 'this sum -trail ft appropriates an equal- amount for Ole same purpose. The money goes to an is expended by the state college of agrlealtare In eater /state'. The plan to be ap- proved by the Secretary of Agricul- ture. From this sumi Montana will het an, increase of $1,475 per year, so at the- end of ten years the total from, the United States government will be $24,760. Section 4. Provides that any mon- ey unexpended in any year shall be deducted from the appropriation for the sooceeding year. a . Section 6. Provides 'for the time *sailor% to withstood a. slashing attack. It is not a period , of depression, they sey; it is merely one of trans - /4 0 n'. The president's program, a000rdieg to information, is for. the passage of -law making guilt -personal in trust eases -possibly prison sentences, in- stead of the wide latitude of fines now discretionary with judges under the Sherman law --and prohibition a- tgainst interlocking directorates. There will also be a taw exactly defining a trust and serving notice on big business just how far it can o. The house judiciary committee will ‘.ontinue its hearings immediately &t- aw resumption of congress' sessions January 12. Democrats assert that the suffrage question and the constitutional a- iendiment for prohibition will be big moues on the senate and house floors this year. The bill for government ownership of ear Alaskan railroad is expected to ave . a record on the question. of fed- ral ownership of utilities that will ie significant in vow of Postmaster General Burleson's active efforts. tend .ns toward postalizing telegraph and 'elephone lines. The house Interstate commerce cern- mittee wanking to frame new safe- aappliance laws embodying the les- ,ns in the appalling toll of the tiliroad *tackle In 1913. Labor is also demanding reeogni - lion in some new measures. Phil- ippine recognition , will .be urged by Representative Jones of Virginia. aders' Cans are to \sa'ndwich' Aost of -these measures in between the more important bills by doing &- 'y with the time-honored \general lebate\ period on supply bills -the aeriod during which members 'were liberty to talk about anything mi- ler the sun for home consumption. Democrats want to get home early 3efore the congressional elections and will use every endeavor to ad- journ early. when the money is to be paid andi for reports showing how' it is to be 'Section 6. Provides that any fed- eral money lost or misused must be maide good by the state. It prohib- its the use of money for any pur- pose not strictly within the act. Section, 7. Provides for reports from the colleges to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of Agri- ouiture may withhold an app,opria- don from states not complying with the act. IStych states may appeal' to Congress from the Secretary's decis- ion.' Section 8. Provides that the Sec- retary of Agriculture shall make re- port to Congress, etc. Let every person who is interest- ed in- this matter and believes it a good thing to get the work of the agricultural colleges and experiment stations and of the U. S. Depart- ment of Agriculture out to the pee- • - Se at their homes write to senators, Myers and, ,Walsh and to Represent; •atives Evans and Stout, urging their Iurppart, of this measure. This bill bottle\ go through Congress this winter. If it does it will give the college, $10,000 next year for its work over the state. Let our sena- Ors anis re-presentatives know that you are interested. -P.: B. Linfield, Director of Montana Experiment Stit- :ion. CONGRESS TO CLOSt SOME TIME IN JULY Congress- will close what has pract- ically been a continuous session since last March .sometime in July, and,, in i. - 1343 first six months of the new year will enact' supplementary legisation ot the Sherman law; a new immigra- tion law; measures granting greater safeguards to the travelling public •ro railroads and thirteen big appro- :elation bills. Congressmen declare that the ad- ditional legislation to an:a , kle the Sher- nen law more effective will not ab- rorb as mock of congress' time , as anticipated-. President Wilson's at- atude is that business, needing Mr Iltatment from the tariff and cur- rency measures, is not now in a po- WOULD DISPENSE WITH NUMEROUS MIDDLE MEN PRESENT METHOD REUdSPICL RECEIVED IT PRODUCER BUT 11110111$4,110E PAID BY TilE , .‘ 011011111 .1lie demand of .the times is for a yaritebing system that aria dispense 'IA the nusnenoup men of th MAY ROBERTS COMPANY COMING WILL APPEAR FOR THREE NIGHTS AT THE MOORE OPERA HOUSE. May Roberts and her company are coming Ito the Moore opera house for a three night's stand, comomeno- lug Monday, Jan, 19. The opening play will be \The Sweetest Girl, in Pixie,\ with Mitre -Roberts in her famous ohanacterization of Aunt aaroline. There will be a change of Plea each night. Following is an art- icle from the Lewastown Daily News zhowing how this play -was ta:pprecialt- • c-6 at Lewistown: a the character of \.Mammly the Ild colored dowassOtlill' darkey, Miss Roberts -positively outdid herself last light. If she could do nothing else but play Annt Coronae she would stamp herself as a great artist, but 3n it is considered i that -the same actress can play welt any character from a romtp of a girl to an adven- unests it -makes Amer work as Aunt Caroline all the -more wonderful. The audience was with her from the start, as she intelligeintly led -2,•'m from tears to laughter showing •ath photographic minuiteneaa the details and eidelights of the char- acter until one felt that the actual rersoin was there and not a more stage presentation. This in the art of acting, to so cleverly and naturally protray a character -infusing, as it were, a bery soul into a mere stage skeleton -as to make the audience forget that they are seated in a theatre. ['his Mime Roberts did last night. It is many a long day since a Lew , - *town , 'audience was so entirely won 3ver. In her -work Miss Roberts was ably assited by the other mom - tiers of the comipany. SUGAR FACTORY ESTAB- . LISHES NEW RECORD Baliegs, Jan. 14. -The -Billings. Sug- ar factory closed its campaign of al - Most four months last Saturday and established several new records. The, factory this year cut the product of 13,000 acres of sugar beets, or at' bout 4,000 more than, last year. city thru whose- • heed, must' the The ionnege„okt,e4Loos yeor, theY teath the ream 240,000 tons, or .whiotelhe coin- onsumer, and %those unnecessary °halves not only reduce the price re- (vett by the producer but increase he price paid by the consumer. .he office of markets in the de- partment of agriculture was necently established, in -part, to zneelt this very need. The office is new as yet; but it will seek to investigate co-op- erative -marketing and distribution ov er pretty much of the. whole field of agriculture, and to gather a body )f 'Morn:lotion on the subejct that ought to be very valuable to pros- pective co-operators. -operation means standardriz ing products, raising the quality and in- .roducing a proper package, as well as eliminating the middle men. As- sociations may get lower freight 'Mies, by shipping in- ear lots, which 'ausiness is desired by the railroads. Co-operation embraces such, questions The report of the commission sent by the federal government to (Europe the past summer to study co-opera- tive marketing will no doubt shed - much light on this eroblem apd be of Interest to the rural public espec- jIly HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IN BILLINGS DEDICATED 'Billings, Jan. 14. -The new $100, - 000 higjh edhooll building just erect- ed in- Billings was dedicated last week with fitting ceremonies. Pres- ident Craigheara of the University of Montana delivered the dedicat- ory address and other prominent ed- ucators of the state spoke. sanY paid the farmers about a million i,nd a -half dollars. Exact figures en the output and -business of the season have not yet - been compiled. HALLOWELL CONCERT CO. MAKES . DECIDED HIT The Halasell Concert company gave a very pleasing and high diass entertainment at the opera house 'last Thursday night to a. capacity house. The Hallowell company is a string brchestra, and its membership is tomposed of artists of undouibted ability. For the first numbers class- ic.all music was played, but for the encores -and they -were numerous- lloanlar airs were rendered, which made a pleasing combination that delighted all classes of music lovers. Both F. D. Varafio, harp soloist and Sohn Wentzel, baritone soloist, made the hit of the evening. Mr. Went- zell sang with the ability of an artist and, his efforts -were greeted with instant applause and he most grac- iously responded to encores. The' harpist was also received with en- thusiasm, as were all the numbers an the program. Harry Croesley, who resides south of Moore near Straw, has been sof- tening from pneumonia, but is now , reported as 'being practically recov- ered. Another Id Time -GIVEN BY THE MOORE COMMERCIAL CLUB -AT CLARY'S HALL Friday, January 23d, 1914 MUSIC BY Huff's Five .Piece Orchestra SUPPER SERVED IN THE HALL. EVERYBODY BRING A BASKET. All Cordially Invited. Tickets $1.00 -

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 15 Jan. 1914, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.