The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, February 19, 1914, Image 1

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gt 4 •)‘• th oet ta Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ THE INLAND EMPI \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ -------- VOLUME NINE Judith Basin \The Land of Opportunity\ MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, FEBRUARY 19, 1914. NUMBER 25. MONTANA LIFE • MAKES FINE SHOWING EXCELLENT RECORI:( REVEALED IN STATEMENT MADE TO THE STATE, VALUABLE STATE ORGANIZATION Company Is Represented in Thig Community by J. N. Osborne, who Makes Good—Leading Men of State at the Head of This Young Com- pany, \the annual statement of the • Mon- una ,Life Inserarce ,00rrapeny of Hea ana, Which is caintained in this Le We of the Empire shows remarkable orogress . and .devellopment along business lines and extremely strong tinanedal condition at the close of business December 31, 1913. The largest volume of ibusiness ever se - 'cured in any one year in the history Of life inserainre in Montana was produced by this company, ;which ;business In 1910, and is therefore only a tittle over three years old. The operations of the hientana Life have ;been confined almost ex - elusively to this ,state in wthice prlac- tically ate , of the business reported has been .writtim The company how has ,uspon its books some 4,000 satisfied policyholders and a large agency force, composed of capable men. The value of an organization of this charatoter to the community at lenge is best evidenced by the fact that it has Already loaned nearly $650,000.00 on Montana therms and ranches, and has invested approxi- mately $100,000.00 ,in school disitract ' anti =Scant* - amilideii; Other - ed,iiiihii' - seouirities. IThe enamel :became has haw reached large proportions and will continue to be invested as rap- idly as it accumulates. The man- pany also has a record; for its Pronipaniess in paying death losses. 'Phe officers and directors are cone aosed of Montana's leading bankers and business 'men. In a very considerable degree the . success of the Montana Life its due to the indefatigable efforts of Har- ry R. Cuaninlg,hare, general manager, whose wide emperlenee has been of Immense benefit to the oompany. Locally, the company 'has been rep - 'resented by J. N. Osborne, whose \ef- forts have reoeivted ;the cordial com- mendation, of his eaperiors. The Mon - amnia Life ite its Infancy intakes a phowing that compares most favor- ably with the showing of older comr pecnies. GRAND JURY IS NOW IN SESSMN WILL INVESTIGATE AS To RE- PORTS OF GAMBLING IN THE COUNTY. PAY BOUNTY ON GOPHER TAILS BUSINESS MEN OF JUDITH GAP SET ASIDE A DAY FOR PAYING BOUNTY. PESTS DESTROY MUCH GRAIN Moore Might Do Well to immitate This Movement and Help Rid the Country of These Crop Destroying Pests Before They Have Had t'a Chance to Multiply. Last year the 'business men of Judith, Gap inaugurated 'what was ealled.'\Olopher Day,\ a day set a• aide for the, paying of a bounty oo gopher taille•, with the result that thousand's of the little pests were ex- termilniated. This year May 15 has been set aside as Gopher Day at that place. Gophers, or ground squirrels, Os they are more comimonly call- ed in Montano, are a decided meor ace to grain gra* trig as Choy de- stroy a lame amount of grade each year mad it wouldn't ;be a bad idea Id! the business men of Moore took a gentler means to rid the counIt t ry of these grain destroyens. A apeoilal from Judith Gap has the &Mowing to say regarding the talkie: The gopher pest is one that agrl- boltural Montana will thave to reckon With, taking vigorous steps to ex- terminate same, if the raising of grab is going to be continued at a profit. It is said that a gopher will eleetree •a .bushell of grain a yeart, end as -they breed frequently it will not be long uatil they overrun dee country. The pest was so great in this vicinity in past years that the business men took it upan them.' selves lase year to inaugurate a day or the paying of a tbounty for goph- er tails, tend on June 27 nearly 11,000 twilit, were redeemed cat one cent arso0.. .fIlhia year the ,local busisteste Meer hv named - Mae 15 as - Gopher DaY, and it understood that 2 ' emits per will tlbe •paild• oar that day for all delivered. This will be an added incentive to the destruction Of the pests before they make paVill damaged the . growing crops 'to 'any great extent. The campaign will be - Om as soon as the little animals ap- pear from ha ;winter quarters and will be eontinued Until May 15 at Least. Poison wilt be used in wheat he a bait When the snow disappears and tlater on trapping and shooting 'will be the means adopted for ex- termination. On Monday morning the grand ;wry recently called by Judge Ayers was sworn and started work The men composing' the 'body are N. J. Littlejohn, foreman.; William Mc- Elroy, /Willitaan Maddox, R. iM. Sisson. A. J. Hauck, M. A. Harnett, C. 1.4. Cash, In his extended change to the Jury, Judge Ayers dwelt upon, the Wit that manY reports had reached the court that the gambling law was being violated in various parts of the county and urged a stela On- vestilsstrlon of the matter. It was also alleged that there had been some frauds comlmitted upon home- steaders in this county by the fraud - ulent sale of reliaquitilithentii. This Will be inquired into amid the home- steader protected against awe frauds. Hie honor expressed the 0 - 'pinion that grand juries might be us- ed more frequently with eoneiderable benefit. The coort tugged all citizens, knowing of violations of the law, to repcat them to the gnindlurY. PIONEERS ORGANIZED. Wrings, Pelt. 18.—At a meeting at the •pioneers of lEasteati Montana last week,' Postmaster T. C. Armit- age of this city was 'chosen pearl- deet. Harry A. Frith was re -elect - lei secretary -treasurer and eight vice presidents were named, representing as many counties. 'To he eligible to membership in the mganination, a residence in the state prior to 1882 lb necessary. THE NAME Of WASHINGTON A hundred years with all their train of shadows have gone by, And yet his glorious name ;remains a sound thet cannot die. 'Tie graven on the hill, the vate and on the mountain tall And speaks - in every sounding gele and roaring waterfall. His deeds were ours but thru The world that mighty name will be, Where glory's banner is unfieled, the watchword of the free. t And as they bend their eagle 'es on victory's burning sun Their shouts will echo to th „ skies, \Our God and Washington.\ George D. Prentice. MONTANA GRAINS BEAT THE WORLD AT NATIONAL CORN EXPOSITION WINNING OF THESE PRIZES OF' GREAT SIGNIFICANCE AS g XP °- SIT ION IS INTERNATIONAL IN ITS SCOPE—GRAINS EX- HIBITED FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD — CANADA LOSES OUT THIS YEAR. Dallas, Tex., Feb. 18.--4'Phe world* sweepstakes prize for the beet. bushel of Wheat sh,owin at the Na- tional Corn exposition was (von by J. P. Nash, of Clyde Para, Montle ma.. Other Montana honors were the winning of the World's sweepstakee for the best bushel of barley by Fa G. Sumner, of Clyde Park; the IDmi'- flied States sweepstakes for the best limahel of winter wheat by W. P. also Of Olede Park, and the United States sweepstakes fee the best bushel of Durham wheat won' by P. C. Sumner. • The twinning of these prizes is of greater sigaulticance Italian is apparent at first glante,e. The National Corn eaposition is really international in it scope. Grains are exhibited there from all over the world; indeed, the 'winning of a prize there is the final test of the grain's Worth. This year the Canadians gave .Montana titbits their hardest competition, the grain shown at Dallas was , pounced by tee Judges the best ev exhibited in the ,world. In 1911 Montana grains won most of the Important prizes at the New York Land show, ,but since then our exhibitors have not been active in their endeavors' to 'land the high hon- ors at the grain shows. 0aintaelleal grains have won Most of . the prizes the last two years\ but, through the efforts . of the Montana Seed Grow - era' association, - Montana was, well represented this year at the nation, - al allow. In speaking of the exhibits before they were sent to the show, Prof- essor Atkinsolz, of Bozentan who was in change of the Montana grain, said: - We are showing the best grain this year I ever saw. Our samples that we are sending to Dallas are tar bet- ter than those that won at the Bil- Nees Seed , show last. month,. The strongest point of the Montana grains is their :weight per bushel, and .if we are •beaten it will be be- cause the Judges deem it imipossible to grow grains as 'heavy as ours.\ ;The oat entries at the Melon:al show are yet to he Judged. This trophy has been wan twice by Can - adieu farmers, and if they win it• !a year it 'will -become their /permit - neat property. The beseaample of oats that is repesenting Montana weighs 52 pounds to the bushel, and itsiprenouneed by state experts the tisest they ever saw. METHODS OF PROCEDURE IN ORGANIZING A FARMERS' CLUB The organization of a oh* is not complicated or diffienit. A good way to start the 'movement is for scene One in the community who is inter- ested to invite ewto or more of his• 'Neighbors to meet at his home or some other Bailable place. If an, Interesting program, including sing- ing and speaking by the young peo- ple can 'be arranged, so meth the better. A dinner or supper should; be; 'provided as eating together does more than any other one thing to break dawn reserve formality • and distrust. It is much ender to carry oat a movement of this kind after a good meal has .been served. The' proposition should be talked over, and it is well if a oonsideraible pro- portion of those present have dis- cussed the matter beforehand., ip pri- vate conversation. No one need ajave any fear of joining, the club, becanee there is no stook solid and no possibility of foss. It es simply a mutual understanding -that the peo- Ole in the community take up bollectdvely questions of interest to the community, instead of strug- gling with them individualilly. Meeting should be held once or twice a month dertiag the , winter and as frequently as possible during the *rummer. Meetings in the homes of members have at least two advant- ages: (1) attendance is stinealarted by 'the ,feeeing of abligation to the host and 'hostess, and, (2) the knowl- edge that the club is soon to meet On a given farm or in its home is a greet stimulus to 'housecleaning and decoration and oorresponddIng outdoor tictivities.—A. D. ,Wilson, University of 'Minnesota. WANT EDUCATIONAL BUILDING AT FAIR SUPERINTENDENT DAVEE ASKS FOR HELP IN RAISING OF NECESSARY FUNDS. NO PROPER PLACE FOR EXHIBITS Montana's Best Crop, the Boys and Girls, Has Not Had Fair Deal— Entertainments Can Be Given to Provide Money for the Erection of a Building, Seperintendent If . A. Davee and the public schools throLghout the state should be assisted; In the splen- did efforts they are making to pro - aide funds for nun educational) build - ling in the state fair grounds. While a special place has been provided for the horses, cattle, sheep, and even the hags, up to this 'time the work of Montana's best crop, the boys amid 7 g1rls, has net had - . -- a ---- fair deal and frequent statenfents have come in trem county superintendents and teachers that they Wound never pre- pare another exhibit for the state fail . . until they , were assured that it could be cared for. Some think that the state, should provide the fund - a,' but it has ‘ fever seen tit to do so,. and the f,'Illey's and girls Want the building for thisyear, so the alogan .of \at' least $5 from every 'school\ has been taken up, and where the School ,trustees . .do not make the an- propriatioins, socials and entertain - Metes are being given t.o .provide the money. • ;While to some this may *went a rataer difficult way to raise so beige a 'man, those 'teachers .v4tho have taken the lead, do not replart it that way, but say that the social gathering, apart from its financial aspect, Is giving the patrons of the shoot a new interest in the school and in the work that is being done. Surely ft ? \117 Montana - eidlibit for the San Francisco exposttion, is but a temporary affair, is worthy of the contributions of philanthropic People, a permanent ihnikling for al* the boys and girls of ail, Montana all the time is entitled to the consid- eration anti support of every citizen in the state, who is loyal to the cause of education. BILLINGS WILL PROVIDE • PLAYGROUNDS FOR KIDS Billings; Feb. 18.—Bids have been asked for by the local school] board for new tire escapes to be supplied to ail the schools in Billings. The fire escapes are to be of the latest approved trees, and It is the inten- tion of the board to Maine the Bill - !lash schools the beet protected a- gainst fatality in time at tire of any In the state. The A Two Bars Cattle company of Sheridan, Wyo., intends doing busi- ness in Montage, according to arti- Wes filed with Secretary of State Alderson. The company has assets of $10,882, PORK PRODUCTION IN NORTHWESTERN STATES NEW INDUSTRY In the Northwestern states, the nanchmen are giving much attention to the introductioit. of aware. °This Is Prue of ail the Northwestern etates, Cpartioularly Western Dakotas, Mon- tana, Washiegton and Oregon. Pork it $8.00 pee hundred live weight Is tertainly better than *beat at 70 ots. per 'bushel. But there is a night and a wrong way of going into pork Wa- ling. Persons who are not familiar with the business are pretty certain to take the wrong way At (least they are quite as apt to take the wrong methods as the method that is judi- cious and right. What Is meant by the wrong meth- od? it Means first, that farmers are generally of the opinion that they cutlet purchase high bred, Kees or sows that are purely bred, and it means second, that foundation stacks may be brought in that will bring hog cholera with them. The lack of 'Information on these subjects is . go- ing to cost the ranchmen dearly in all the Northwesteari,states. When choosing ?Winds/don sows', it là out essential that they 011611 be pure bred or even highly graded, 1131 - has the ranchmian is going to pro- duce pure bred swine for breeding. It. does not matter how rafted the breeding. But it does matter that the sows shall have good tronformar tion. Good conformation means a long body and enough length of limb to make the sows active as graziers during the season of grazing. It does not , matter much 'what the blood components are, providing the con - formation is as stated above. Mixed blood elements we adyantageonn, rather than prejudicial, for the rea seal that the more mixed the blood elefflents on the side of the dam, the toore rapid will be The improWenient When, such dams are mated with pure sires of any breed. 'Thl is a lesson that it is to 'hie feared not many ranehmen have learned and it Is a lesson which they are, slow to learn. The rIdea is almost , universall that the breeder must begin with high grade sows. As a rule he Will succeed lat- er with low grade sotwel, because of the less coot. But he must give at- tention to the selection of lang hod; fed Rowe. This 'mai insure the pro- duction of relatevety large litters amid ot good bacon production in the progeny. It should be remembered that. with sows of . mixed breeding ,improve- ment loonies chiefly from the sire if purely bred. The more mixed the breeding of the dam, the more surely will the progeny resemble the sire. As markets are at the present, time It will not matter much what breed the sire 'Cones .fram, but it is pretty 'contain that the markets of the future will give the prefetence to a tine of the bacon breeds, as the York- shires or the Tsasiorth. lit is peolilininky tintortunate that hog chalets shouild be brought Into 'the Northwestern states. It might have been kept out of these. It was cat 'there originally but it has been brought there. Hog cholera Is saneadly in the Judith Basin. It Is in Miler portions of the Northwest It is there , beciantse It alias been brat there. There is ho newasity for bringing it. Due precaution woulld have kept it out, but evident- ly due precaution was not exercised or it mould not 'have been introduc- ed. It will not avail to say that the Alienate Of those states is so pure SECOND DECREE MURDER is VERDICT JURY IN TANQUARY MURDER CASE REACHED DECISION YESTERDAY NOON. SENTENCE IMPOSED ON FRIDAY -e Great Deal of Interest Manifested Throughout Trial of Edward Tan - query, Slayer of John Crawford— Some of the Jurors for Manslaught- er Cauted Delay. Atter deikiberatiug slave 91:00 Mon, day aright the Jury in the ease oil' W- and. Tanquary, charged With the ;mur- • liter of John; Crawiford on Nov. 8 last at LeWistowm, brought in a verdict of murder in the second degree short- ly before noon yesterday. his sen- tence will be ianpoeed tomorrow. The dala,y in reaohlIng a verdict Was due to the tact that some of the Jurors held out .to? manslaughter. The murder occurred in the vic- inity of the Egikhorn restaurant in Lewliatown on the afternoon, of {Nov. 8, following' a confession of Mrs. eanquery to her e hasband that Craw- ford had paid a visit to her room 'attire Taaqaare was albaent, and, as ,the stated in court, tweed her to yield ;to him. The state showed that John Crew - ford .went .to the Rikh,orn avetaurana for 'luncheon on the afternoon of Nov. 8. being waited upon by Mrs. Tare query. Tanquary remained the restaurant a. very abort elute, having Just gone off *aft, and stepped up - stabs to his room, where he got his tot -aver and. returned to the.teettastr- ant., _went tap to the deceased, H,e.. lund applided a vile 'epithet' to Crew... ford, speaking to , Mrs. 'Tanquary, 'who tried to quiet him. Very few words were exchanged between the men talhen Tanquary fired, a shot and as Crawford ran alit of lithe restaurant, fallowled him around' to the alley tir- ing as he ran and into the rear of a store, Where he tired the &tali shot and them went up aind snapped the empty revolver at 'the body. Upon this showing County Attorney Mar- shall asked for a Verdict of guilty. that it will not nurse hog cholera. It is no more pure than the climate of Great Britain and yet hog cholera Is 'plentiful there. Hog chollera is a germ disease. It will conic into any country into which the germs are ear tied, and it will flourish there •how- soever pure the (Ornate maw 'be. When swine, therefore, are ,brought Into any part of the Nortinweat, let those who bring them make albsolute ly sure that they do not come from a cholera infested region. Let them make aesolu•tely sure that they carry them in property disinfected cars. These two precautions taken_ they need not bring in hug *bolero,. The ranchmen of the, Northwest must not Imagine that the pure ale or that region will give them 'immuni- ty from hog chelera. It will not, Where the germ is ;brought In but it will lesson the morality. They Must not cowhide that the foods which may grow Will he a satelguard. These will lesson the mortality, but, they will not prevent the irutroduot- ion of hog cholera. When it comes it Is brought through the medium af some agency, and uartraily due pre - Nation will prOveot it tram coming. COUNTY TREASURER MAKES HIS REPORT SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL BALANCE ON HAND DISTRIBUTED A- MONG VARIOUS FUNDS. The report of County Treasurer letfus Poised for January shows that the balance on baud Feb. 1 amount- ed to $287,118.25, dlietatibnited among various funds as toiltionve: General! fund, $48,512.81; eentingent fund, 1.4,170.99; ipoor fund, $7,16.14; road fund, $2,324.39; bridge hind, $937.97; sinking tumid, $52,783.8 eral school fund, $1,,838.39; \cjiáiilot school fund, ;129,351.33; high school fund, $14,070.75; high wheal sinking fund, $13,762.01; library fund, $4,- 686.18; institute, $131.05; Lewistown, $219.41; Stanford, $19.97; Moore, $ 71 - 20 ; Roundup , $77; sinking . fund, ;7.95; district court clerk deposit, $11.16; estates, $4,036.24; coroners es tastes, $67.75; reldemntlion fund, ;52.08; state fund, $2,156.31; bond interest, Lund, $76.87; insane lisYllum funkt• ;65.39; state bounty field, $164.45; state stook hottaity fund, $190.01; stock inspection and detection fund, $27.15; Benchiand fire tumid 40 cents; !Alger tire fund, $6,27; Moore special Pond fund, $68; Stanford Improve- ment district fund, $131.00. Receipts and DIsbusaments. The receipts diming January a- mounted to $16,192.62 and came from the following sources: Taxes, $9,- 745.72; licensee, $3,087; county offi- cers' fees, $2,945.33; other sources, $414.57. mine disbursenuents for .Tanuary amounted to $37,420.59, there being paid from the general! Munk $6,134.82; from the contingent land, $6,416.26; frame the district school\ fund, $18,- 286.84; from the high whoa* hal& $2,243.98; from state ,fund, $2,379.e1; end from the state bounty fund, $281.80.

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 19 Feb. 1914, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.