The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, January 29, 1914, Image 1

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16 , atit 4 et' 8No u) attot` t Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ IN ND EMPIRE \The Land of Opportunity?' Judith Basin \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ voi„.4,140E Nitig mooRe, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, JANUARY 29, 1914. NUMBER 22. MILWAUKEE WILL ELECTRIFY ROAD ACtUAL WORK TO BE STARTED AT ONCE BETWEEN THREE FORKS AND BEER LODGE. Fully in keeping with the phenom- enal advance being made in Montana agriculture is the work, about to be 'undertaken by the Chicago, Milwau- kee ec St. Paul 'railway in the elect- tification of 440 miles of its line. The announcement of the undertak- ing was Made some weeks ago and caasad considerable of a stir among residents of this state as well as in the electrical world by its magni- tude. Nowt , comes information that the actual construction is to start iinmedialtely on the electrification of one engine district between Three. Corks and Deer Lodge„ (whiath is a. part of the project, rwlhich calla for electrification of the line between Harlowiton, Montana, and Avery, Id- aho, 440 miles across the Belt, Rocky and Bitter Root mountain range,. Theatotal distance includes tour engine .divisions, with max- itatign graldes of two per cent. The engine division between Three Forkis anal Deer Lodge, with the Butte. terminals, will be undertaken first, as it includes the maximum grade of two per cent for 20.8 miles ascending the eastern. slope of the Rockies. This district is 113 miles long and, with, passing tracks and sidirtgs, includes a teitial of approxi- imateay 168 miles of track. It is the present intentlea to undertake the electrification, of an additional engine district each year until the entire 'line between/ Hrtlaowten and Avery has been electrified. NOTHING LIKE THE PARCEL POST. Postmaster General Burleson fila - tures it all oat that during the poet office year beginning Auly I, 1914, that the gross earnings of the gov- ernment from the parcel post will amount to $60,000,000. This means a great profit to the Department ainee the •parakages will average tee cents each. For many years the op- ponents of the parcel post made the country believe that even an elev- enpound limit to parcels would Ikractically 'bankrupt the government Already we have fifty pound pack- ages and twenty pound packages within the nearer zones, and now the postmaster general dedlares that 'Vile 100 -pound weight limit has no terrors or me.\ He states that very broad .polwens have been conferred upon his department, and that his 'branch of the government proposes to go ahead \until :we reach the point where we feel the service has been developed as far as it can be to meet the necessities and re- quirements of the people.\ OUR ISLANDS. Did you ever realize the bigness of the island possessions of the Un- ited States? The island of Lawn, In, the Piallippines, is as iarge as Belgium, Holland and Denmark, wittich have a population of 15,000,- 000. Mindanao, of which you may mover have heard, is as big as In- diana. Hawaii is as Lange as Con- necticut, and Porto Rico is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island liat together. When the United abates took ,hold of Porto Rico fifteen years ago there was but one build- ing in the entire Wand wthicth had teen erected for school punposes; today there are 1,200. There were 25,000 paipills enrolled in the public schools in the first year of the American administration; now the total is 175,000. The island then had one welaconsatuoted road of forty miles, 'connecting its two princi- pal cities; now there are nearly 1,000 miles of road suitable for mot- or vehicles. Hawaii has been extremely pros- peroussince it came permanently un- hte American flag in 1900. The assessed value of property has in- creased one-half in that time, the value of the sugar crop has more than doubled, the deposits in banks have trebled, and the deposits in the savings banks have quadrupeed. The irrigation system is the marvel of the engineering woeld, and the quantity of sugar produced to the acre is far in excess of that of any other place. The Allaskan Wands and main- land cost ma $7;000,000, anti an ex- penditure that many believed to be unjustifiable. Yet for many years the annual value of the sealskins alone approximated the cost of the entire area, while at present the value of the canned salmon sent from Alaska in, a sinale year is twice as muck as the entire pos- session cost. A propoaal to remove the bones of lOollambus from Santa Domingo to the Panama -Pacific International' dexposa alion has received the approval of the Dominican government. TO TALK OVER COMING COUNTY FAIRS IN STATE MONTANA FAIRS ASSOCIATION TO HOLD SESSIONS SOON— INVITE HORSEMEN. Helena, Jan. 28.—The annual meet- ing of- the. Montana Fairs associa- tion will be .helid Ilhursday, Febnitlary, 5, at the State Fair assembly rooms is this city. At this meeting the secretaries and representatives of county fairs, as well as horsemen and others interested, will be in attend- ance to arrange for fair dates, to de- vise ways and means to make the county fairs better and larger, and at the same time more interetating, instructive and (attractive. Three sessions will be held, one at 10 a. m., one at 2 in the afternoon, and an eventing meeting at 8 o'clock. At these meetings there will be talks on eo-operative attractions, priv- ileges, concessions and entry systems as well as uniform pass privileges. Horsemen Are Invited. Inasmuch as this meeting is of es- pecial interest to horsemen of Mont- ana they are requested to be in at- tendance as a harness program of events wilIl be gone over and the owners of racers are requested tri take part in these tallits and give the benefit of their experience tow- ards creating a satisfactory circuit ?whereby the harness horse race will be revived. The meeting will be in charge of A. C. Moocher, president of the asso- ciation, and A. J. Breitenstein, secre- taay. (( a February first all Saddles, Harness, Collars and Strap Week will advance 5 per cent owina to the higher prices of raw material. BUY NOW BEFORE THE ADVANCE, C. C. JEFFREY 109 MAIN STREET, LEWISTOWN, MONTANA CONVENTION CLOSES AT THE COUNTY SEAT COUNTY OFFICIALS FROM A141 - OVER MONTANA HOLD A THREE DAYS' SESSION. The sixth annual convention of the Montana State Association of confatY commissioners, assessors and county clerks and recorders who met in Lewistown this week, dlosed their three days' session last night. The attendance was very latige, it beilig estimated that there were 250 dele- gates, including a nutober of other prominent men of the state present 'as interested spectators and audit - bra. Many important questions were bp for eon.sideration by all three groups of officials and as a result each .county will be greatly benefit- ed in the future by the many points of mutual interest ,brought forth. In addition to the three groups Of officials a number of county treas- urers and county attorneys from various pants of the state. Governor B. V. Stewart and rFix-governor Ed- win L. Norris and several other state officials were there. Mr. Norris addessed the gathering on behalf of the State Bankers' association relative to a uniform saa- tern of baok taxation in all of the counties of Montana. Geo. M. Houtz, state tax commissioner, also made an address, while H. C. Patterson, presideat of the association, gave a lengthy and most interesting talk on the paramount issue now confreint Fag the people of this state—equita- ble taxation. Following his address Preside Patterson appointed a committee invite the clerks and assessors to meet in joint session Monday after- noon. The assessors held their meeting (with .M. Garnett of Le:wistowe,..proaa Went of the organization presiding and Jas. H. Stewart of White Sta- 'pher Springs officiating in the (awl. Ity of secretary. Routine business was transacted, the session being deYoted to pre- liminary steps in the matter of organ Ization. • On Tuesday and Wednesday work of importance was taken care of. The county clerks and recorders as well as the treasurers held their meetings, accomplishing a great deal of good work 'that will prove bent' - Tidal in , the future. The visitors were splendidly en- tertained while in Lewistown, invita- tions baying been extended by the 'Elks' club, the Judith olub and the 10hamber of Commerce, girl* them the freedom of those clubs. On 'Monday eight a smoker was given 'by the Chamber of Commerce in lion - Or of the convention visitors. EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGES OF THE FARMERS' CLUB. A good farmers' club may be of ti greatest possible influence in broad- ening the knowledge of its members. The commit:pity has more informa- tion than any one of its members and the club meeting tends to give each member the benefit of the knowledge and experience of every other mem- ber. Anotiher valuable feature of the club and club program is the fact that the members when called upon to speak are put on record, and to maintain their aignity in the cone munity they must live up to, the record. For exaanple: if a farmer is asked to tell how be succeeded in raising the best calves in the com- munity, he wall certainly state the very best method he knows of rais- ing calves. After going on record as standing, for the best methods known in calf -growing, he certainly cannot consistently do less than put in practice on his own farm the sys- tem he has advocated. Ha has estah fished his own standard, and mnist live up to It. Club Work a Stimulent to Study. . Being /called ep to present, var- ious topics at the club meetings stimulates study. No one farm or farm community has in it all that. is good along all lines and being forc- ed to tautly and look into What is being done in other places increases the general knowledge of the com- munity and of each individual there - Outside Talent In the Meeting. A farmers' club may increase the 'general knowledge of its members by '.)ringing in outside Went. Business and professional .men from the near- by towns or villages can be prevail- ed upon to address theolub. Speak- ers from the University or the Col- lege of Agrioulture and other pub- lic institutions may he secured oc- casionally to bring in outside ideas and inspiration Community Problems. A diseusson of the various prob- lems of interest to the eornnurnitY always tends to stimulate every good, live citizen to desire better things, and to make a greater effort to se- cure thm. Any one Who has con- fidence in people and in. his common- ity believes that almost sill good things are possible - if the necessary forth to secure them.' if a club can succeed in arousing in its members a desire and determination for On- orovernenein the community, better schools, better roads, better homes, better live stock, better farms, and better .people are all possible.—A. D. University of Minnesota. EDUCATION A GROWTH. We have come to accept the :fact that. education is a growth rather than a pouring -in process. What- ever grows must have Its proper en- Tironment if it is to come to matnr, ity in fruit Which approaches the perfect, type. Again, education is not a tiling apart from life, and the boys. and girls from the farms are entitled. to schools which shall have . a rural atmosphere and environment that their development may be natural and tit. them for adding to and for enjoying an enriched country life. To this end the course of study and the teacher must both be in harmo- ny will!' rural life rather than that the course of study be borrowed from the city while the teacher oftee. 'points to the city as the vantage ground of H. Hoist, Montana. Slate College. FARMERS' ORGANIZE A NEW ELEVATOR COMPANY, Billings, Jan. 28.—Farmers in the vicinity of Broadview . have just filed articles of incorporation for the Broadview Farmers' Elevator com- pany. The purpose of the company is to store grains and Other farm products as well as lumber and oth- er building material. It. is Incorpo- rated for $16,000 for 20 years. All the money has been sabscribed by about 125 farmers in the vicinity. WANTS PENSIONS PAID MONTHLY. A bill has appeared in the upper branch of Congress, with Senator 'Kenyon as Its author, which would change the method of quarterly pay- ments of pensions to once a month. /car many years reports have reached 'Washington of the hardships inflicted upon old eoPiers by reason of the long interval in the payment of pen- aions—that would not ()cora it the Monthly plan was adopted. ANOTHER NEW TOWN. , Billings, Jan. 28.—A new town has sprung up on the line of the BOO tugs and Central Montana railway which was put in operation (ate last fall. The new town is called Hol- land, and is made up almost entire- ly of nativeri of Holland, 'who have proven among the Moet thrifty of farmers. The new railroad is twenty miles long and has opened up an 'empire of rich agricultural country. EX -CONVICT SEEKS TO BECOME GOVERNOR. Al J. Jennings, former train rob- ber who served time in both state and federal penitentiaries, has an- nounced that he will seek the dem- ocratic 'nomination for governor in Oklahoma. Ills life story, told by himself, recently appeared in the Saturday Evening Pest under the title \Beating Back'. He frankly admits , his past, then puns for of- fice on the promise to clean out the spollsmen who prostitute public of- fice for private gain. GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. Goodwin' Weekly, the Thinking Paper for Thinking People, publish - !d at Salt Lake City, Utah, is a- gain under the Old m.anagement, of those who founded it, with C. C. Goodwin as editor and T. Good - Win as manager. President Wilson has just nomi- nated the following Montana post- matiters: John .1. Cameron, Meer; Geo. M. Daugherty, Baker; and C. Henry Lamina, Harlowton. HOMESTEADERS MAY FIGHT N. P1 GRANTS 'RAILROAD TAKES ODD SECTIONS IN LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS AFTER THE SURVEY. a. • After years of residence on their land ranchers In the Little Belt tuountains in the Jefferson :nationail forest reserve are now threatened i with the loss of this property owing to the fact that time Northern Pacific Railway company has served notite, on them that all odd numbered sec- tions have been selected by that road as lieo sections.. These squatters have lived on the land, much of which has been highly improved. After sending in. a peti-1 lion each year to have the land enr- ;eyed their request was finally grant- ed last year. The official plat was sent to the land office at Lewis- town arra the squatters filed last fall. Having Jived on the land the required three_ years the settlers 'lire ready to make final proof. The land lies outside the railroad . land grant. but . it seems the com- pany has the right of lieu selections and as soon as the land was sur- veyed and the survey accepted • by the department the Northern Pa- cific company selected all the odd numbered seetions in the township. The settlers are going to submit final proof on these odd numbered sections, and it t.he proofs are re- jected by the land office the cases be carried up to the secretary of the Interior. it the railroad corn - teeny wins it will Work a hardshlin on many of the settlers who have lived on the lead. DIRECTORS HAVE FIXED 1914 STATE FAIR DATES pEPTEMBER 21 TO 26 CHOSEN AS WEEK FOR ANNUAL EXPO- SITION OF MONTANA. tA a recent meeting of the direct - ens or tihe Montana state fair. the drute.s for the 1914 fair at. Helena were chosen for Sept. 21 to 26. It was only after considerable dis- mission and a lengthy foremen. from the district weather forecaster that This date for the fair was finally a- greed upon, for some favored hold- ing it a ,week earlier and others a week later, but weather data for the month of September during the past nine years showed that the week decided upon is the most favorable. Another matter of almost equal importance that resulted room the meeting of the directors was the an- nouncement that 'the state board of examiners had made available the sum of $7,500 to he used for con- templated improvements to the fair this year. This atnount is a. part of the 625,- 000 that was appropriated , for state fair purposes by the last session of the legislature hut which has been held itp because of lack of funds. The announcement of the release of this money was made after a con- ference between the state fair board and the board of examiners, con- sisting of Governor Stewart, Secre- tary of State Alderson and Attorney General Kelly. The board .wont on record as fa- voring the plan to celebrate the fif- tieth anniversary of the birth of the territory of Montana and the twenty- fifth anniversary of its admission into statehood. The brand is contempiat- iuglabe staging of . an elabrate pa - testa to be given at the fair grounds during the week of the fair. FARMER RECOMMENDS DIVERSIFIED FARMING. Theo. Nichols, the well known farmer who lives near Buffalo, re- cently sent the following interesting eommtunication tic farm journal: \I am raising cattle and horses awl therefore do very little farming. I have this year only 60 acres'' of Oats. I disked this ground and then viewed it. After the ground was well pulverized I put in the Seed. I always cut my small grain While a little green in order to sus- tain as little lose as possible darling handling. I thresh from the stank as this is the cheaper Method for me. Farmers in this locality .. are all grain men with but very feraf.ex- eeptions. They sell grain direct. I feed whatever I grow to my „cat- tle and *ever have anything to see. There is very little live stook as yet, and from the present otideola stock will not be increased this year to any great extent. Farmers are as yet absorbed in the grain grow - lug business and have not had time to give much of their attention . to the caring of stock. As the ground gm this section becomes a little more worn out with close cropping they will find themselves forced to give this phase of farm work as Much btady and interest as they are tow 'putting into the growing of grain. ' The majority of the farmers own their land, and for this reason it Ueill be easier for them to raise atock along with the growing of grain crops. JURY TERM OF DISTRICT COURT HAS BEEN FIXED MURDER TRIALS OF TANQUAR- RY AND M'LaUGHLIN WILL COME UP FIRST. Judge Roy E. Ayers lias called the %docket and set the calendar of cases for the coming jury term, the open- ing date being Monday, February 9. The first case to come up at this Item will be the trial of Lowrie S. hic‘LaiLehlin, charged with the mar- (ler of Patrick Duffy near barnellill last fall. It is expected that two Ithrys will be required for tbis case. This is the second trial for McLaugh- lin, as in the first instance' the fury tailed to algree on a. verdict. February 11 and 12 are theodates set foe the murder trial of Edward Tanquary, formerly of Moore who is charged with the killing of John Crawford at Lewistown a few months ego. There are several other crimi- 11 1 111 easel; and a long list of civil actions on the docket, which will re- cital* the term. to continue till a- long its Morch. Sheriff Tullock and hie deputies are now serving the jury . venire. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS TO MEET IN GREAT FALLS. The anneal meeting of the county - school superintendents' of the state and state educational offieera takes place at Great Falls on February 12 and 13. It is expected that all of the 35 county superintendents will be. in, attendance and that in addi- tion quite a number of school trust- ees will be preseet. Miss Alice O'- Hara, superintendent of Fergus county, has'been selected to speak at the second day meeting on the subject of \Needed Legislation - ATTENDS MEETING OF RE- TAIL MERCHANTS AWN. H. E. Strong, manager of the. Moore Mercantile company, returned Friday night from Great Falls where tie attended a meeting of the Re- tail Association of Merchants of Montana. He also made a trip to Helena and Butte before returning home. The next session of the associa- tion will be held at Helena at the time the legislature is in session. At the Great Falls meeting address- es were made by several members, Who urged the patronage of Mont- ana products by the Merchants and the association decided to incorpo- rate and .create a credit men's de- partment. Officers for the ensuing year were also elected at this Meet- ing. BELIEVES THERE IS OIL IN THE SNOWIES. Hedgesitille, Jan. 28.—That there is oil in abundance under sections 15, 8-18, is the opinion of Thomas Cummings, Who was raised in the oil districts of Pennsylvania,. Mr. Cum , mings bases his judgment on the ap- pearance of the rive -foot vein of coal that Is being mined on the 0. M. Geer farm .by Couch & Allen. He says the collier and texture of the coal and general indications war- rant the belief that oil may be struck by drilling in that vicinity. He has seen coal from nearly all the mines hi central Montana, and he says that from no other mine product has the same characteristics, The Geetamtne was Waned abaliC sis weeks ago.

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 29 Jan. 1914, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.