The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, April 02, 1914, Image 1
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4 THE Come to Moore \Where Wheat is King.\ INLAND EMPIRE \The Land of Opportunity\ Judith Basin \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ • VOLUME NINE NINE MOORE, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914. NUMBER 31 PROMINENT BILLINGS MEN PAY SHORT VISIT TO CITY DITOR LINEBARGER, OF BILL: INGS BULLETIN AND GEN. MGR. DEWITT OF CARTER -CAR CO. HERE. WELL PLEASED WITH THE JUDITH BASIN CAME FROM HUNTER'S .HQT SPRINGS IN AUTO SIMI- LAR TO ONE TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT STATE FAIR. R. G. Linebarger, editor of Xhe aulletin,, Billings, said R. A. De - Witt, general manager of the Car'tercar Montana company, were in IMoore Tuiesday 0111 their way north. osz a 500 mile automobile trip. They came overland from Hunter's Hot ISPrines, Making the trip in a Car - tattler similar to the one the IVIoni• eana state fain will give Able year as the !premium for the finest wheat. Mr. Lineberger ways that the roads are unusually bad and while they twere not delayI/or, bald to be Pull - ed out, at times :the Wheels sunk el - Most to the hubs. Thie was Mr. Lineharger's itrst strip to this section of the State and he :predicted a brilliant future for Moore and the Judith Basin. Ile stated that before very going packlog plants would be located at Great Falls and other convenient Points, and with the raljaing of more. Stock, Poltion of the state would de- veltop According to his opintion„ it is ah- Whitely, necessary that Judith Basin farmers devote more time to div.ersi- 43\ as that is *hat develoPes the country. PROPOSED REDUCTION GRAIN RATES CASE SEt FOR HEARING AT HEL- ENA APRIL 14 BEFORE EX- AMINER WOODS. IMPORTANT TO LOCAL FARMERS Present Freight Rates on All Gfain Are Excessive It is Alleged— Farmers Can Assist by Sending Reports Of Cost of Growing Grain to F. A. Bennett. •Montana must he given relief lit they are to continue in their vocation. In Other Words, the Montana farmer can hot, finder the present freight rates, brofitably market his products. We therefore suggest :that this let- er be conspictuously Placed before the farmers of your community so that they may be aidivisedi of this pro- cedure; and we would further sugge that someone competent to testify to the facts concerning the cost of rais- ing and marIceting grain, and the net profit per hundred pounds in your section of the I state,„ be delegated to attend thgthearing and act us your representaftve. Yfturs very trullY, , \E. A. MORLEY, , \J. H. HALL, \D. DOYLE, Chairman.\ . The alicrve letter explains very blearily the , ,ifecessity for Immediate action of the and those inter- ested in the welfare of the farmer. Go - \7F. Loftus, sates manager of the American Society of Equity and P. A. Bennett of Lewistown, state miganizer of that society, will be present at the hearing. Mr. Ben- tett desires the help Of those in- terested in the redaction of the pres- ent rate by sending him. a report the expenses of growing the differ brit; crops of grain.' In a letter to The Empire Mr.. Ben- nett says; `1We are fortunate; lin getting Mr. Loftus to go to 'Helena for we Wo him, with Congressman Manahan, is due the credit for loWering the freight rates In Minnesota. \Farmers should send me a letter at Once, showing what it costs to raise grain. It should not be put off. Delay le too expensive. I must have the iletters by April 11.\ The amity .Cooperative litechangt3 will 'open in the 'near future an 'Ex- change office at LewistOwn or Great Faille, the sales manager, Geo. F. Lof- tus . made the statement at the Co - Operative Marketing Convention, that Montana was between two good grain markets, and that Lewistown crl Great Fails were the logical' Poiditto for the exchange, stating that they Were getting nuimerous calla for wheat for the coast trade, and bY having an, exchange centrally locat- ed the shippers could bake advantage of both markets. He also said that the farmers of Montana were entitled to state inopection and grade, that would have to come through leg* lotion, and there shouldn't be any trouble in getting it. Of great importance to the farm- ers of the Judith Basin and 'Fergus county is the question, of gratin rates to . eastern market*, which will \Ifilla Up for consideration, at Hel- ena on Aprii 14. The commission .writes to B. C. White of Buffalo under date of March 25, e.xPriaining the situation as folIllqws; \As you are no doubt itOare thiS oommisnion filed a compliant with the interstate Commerce Commission at Washington, D. C., December 10. 1913, alatiging that the present freight rates an sill kindle) of, grain to eastern and western markets, were encepeive and unreasonable, and preyed disat the railroads be NI .quired to reduce their rates. \We are , now nafitfled that this case will come up for hearing at 10 o'clock, a. in., April 14th in the United Rates court room, Helena, before Ehbaanliner Woods, wihen, the teirtilOcaLY `of the . PeoPle and the railroad's will be heard. It will be very necessary that the Montana raIn interests lend the Railroad Commission of ,Montiana. every as- p:1'0 , 11nm, to the end,. that a . allowing be made before the Interstate Com- Itnietice Commission, convincing that body that the producers of grain In MONTH OF MARCH BRINGS SETTLERS STATE VETERINARIAN BUTLER SAYS POPULATION HAS IN- CREASED 1,000. LIVESTOCK INSPECTIONS LARGE No Comparison Between the in- crease in Other Stock to What the, Increase of Hogs Will Must Diversify in Order to Make Success Here. M. F. Sharp, national organizer ;/or the. American Society of Equity sOd F. A. Bennett, state organizer 01 that association,' wilt hold , ineetinge Afternoons and evenings up to the day of the big • farmers' meeting rut Lewistown, all day and evening of litprli lath alt Culver's opera ihousts. Geo. S. Loftus, sales manager se the. Equity Co-operative Exchange, Wit! be the leading speaker. Bend... 'B. Drake, the attorney that rePre - sented the farmers before the Rutin Committee, at Washington, D. C., on the question of the resolutiongi troduced by Congressman , 41.enahan, bltat there be a Congressional inves- tigation, made of the Chamber of C,ommerce of Minneapolis and the Board of Trade of Ohicago and Du- luth with be another. M. F. Sharp,, a speaker of National reputaltion, will deo be one of the 04peakers, with others. This no doubt will be the greatest gathering of farmers ghat ever assembled at Lewistown. If you have read.' the St. Paul newspapers you would get some idea of what was being accomphished for an open and honest market. \It would be useless do Illy to tell you, but if you will attend thoise meadows§ they war tell you some things you shoulld knotw. Commencing April 6th, they' WV' be held on Monday eftennoon:at son, Monday night at Moccasin, Tues- day afternoon -- dt 13enchland, Tues- day night at Windham, Wednesday afternoon, at Geyser, Wednesday bight at Wthow Creek Club, Thetis- daY . afternoon at Dry Wolf Mb, it. night at Gills school house, Coffee Creek,, Friday afternoon at Denton, Saturday afternoon at Moore, Satur- tlay night at Straw, the fallowing afternoon at. Hilger, Monday night at C,hriatina, Tuesday afternoon. at Winifred, then back to the big meet- ing on Thursday, Aipria 1Gth. • The delegates to A. S. of E. con- vention will hold their Meeting at 9 o'clock a. in. of the 16th; and etlect their county officers, and tranea4 isach other business that may come before them. Dr. W. J. Butler, state veterinar- ian, says that a• thousand or More new settler have been adlded to the Population of 'Montana during the Month of Mardh and that there were 600 Inspections of livestock. Last ear Montana received 1,200 more horses than it shipped out, largeiy through the influx of new settlers. Dr. Batter further Oaten that the Inerpase in other kinds of livestolk is nothing to be compared to what he increase in hogs will be. He is aleo quoted as saying; \The hog Polpulation increOsed over, 100 Per cent, and it :will increase oven More rapidly, 1111 The new settlers and illiso the old ones, been to wader - stand in order to make a Sulooses of farming here they must diversify and that in • this form of agricultural economy the hog plays an 11111001 1 t\ ant and invaluable role.\ Dr. and Mrs. T. D. Stutaman vis- ited relatives. at Lewistown Satur- Oar. OPEN AND HONEST MARKET IS DESIRED SERIES OF FARMERS' MEETINGS WILL BE HELD THIS MONTH THROUGHOUT COUNTY. BOY SCOUT TROOP .ORGANIZED HERE MOVEMENT STARTED BY REV. J. H. DURAND RESULTS IN ENLISTMENT. PROBLEM WILL BE DISCUSSED UNDERDOWN IS SCOUTMASTER Meeting Will Be Held In Moore ,n Saturday. Afternoon, April 11---411,10 Meeting at Lewistown on ltitil• When Delegates to A. S. of E. el- ect County Officers. Plans Being Made for the Summer -- Boys Will Give Play the Proceeds to Be Used in Punchasing Uniforms —May Result in Starting of Boy Scout Band. Moore has a troop of Boy Scouts with a memberslarof fourteen. The irlea of forming this troop orkiaated - with Rev. .1. R. Din -and, pastor of the Methodist church, Atho asked for, and was very fortunate in securing the Sev'i•iices of W. Y. Itntierdowit; our local photograkiher, as scout nraster The local troop committee , consists of .1.1 0. Hedrick, Dr. S. S. Owen iand , T. E Rice. Through tifekravdneas of Mr 'Hedrick the boys' have a room of their own, over the State Bank in whieh they hold' their .weeklr Inejt . lugs. The following are the eftlileers lad me•mberis of the troop; Biallph Hunter, assistant scout master; How. turd Royston., patrol lewder; John , Rice. assietaitt patrol 1 wader; Her- bert Durand, scout .i.!:;niitte; Ronald . Sharp, Paull„, Carnes‘ Tom Sharp, Albert Royston, Harold • Roeseler, Murray tlampbell„ Traey , alcka(in,, ty- re; Caking', Miller Mathews, Terry Own and Dan Owem Plans are now being made for the spring and summer. The boy* are to 'give a Boy Scout play, the proceeds - 'to be used in purchastog uniforms. Then too, a week's outing hi pilante cri for the summer upon the shore:it of Crystal hake in tile Snowy moun- tains It is the ambition of Scout- master Underclown to have a troop Of at least 24 Members by that time, all in uniform. Any boy be- tween 12 and 18 is .eligible to mom- bansthibp. It is also hoped that a Boy Scout band can be formed. An !Instructor hats been secured, if Inc ointments can be ebtaiaed. The parents and friends or the boys are Invited to look int,o the workkie ai the movement, for it is felt that this will be helpful to all 'concerned. One of the greatest movements of modern times is that known as the Boy Scouts whiell was started In England 'lees than , ten years ago by Lieut.-Gen. Baiden-Powedl of Boer war fame. It is not a military moveniont, In- 4 .91 aiationa 1 in scope, having as Its modn and uruder.lying purpose the NOW COMES THE THRILLING ACT. --Bradley ia Obloaflo MARRIAGE OF RESPECTED JUDITH BASIN COUPLE building of ,character and \ the inter- esting of boys in things onirth. white. In Itself the movement is not relig- fouls. but eaoh boy Is taught to re- spect religion no matter of What de- nomination. The motto of the Scout movement is \Be Prepared,\ and the Boy Scout is not allowed to forget this infotto, d,t should be a part of his ev- ery day life. Before becoming a Member each boy mast take the fol- lowing oath, \On roy honor I will do my best; 1. To do my duty to Gioidi and my country, end to obey the Scout law; 2. To help other people aft all times; 3. TO keep myself physleally . strong, mentally wake, and morally, straight. \ The stoats are governed by a law Whieh has twelve points as follows; • A Scout its trustworthy, loyal, help - friendly,, courteous, kind. abed , lent, eheerful,. _thrifty, brave_ 0 and reverent. • The movement commenced in the United States about four years ago, and at the 'present time has a mem- bership of over three hundred thous- and, and as an evidence that the ef- fort is nof .mere play it might not be Out of place to Mance at 1113,0 Hat Of national officens headed by Wood.\ Pow Wileen, honorary president; Wm. Taft, honorary vice-ipresident;. Theo. Ttoosevelt, honorary vicepresident; ives of the bride and, groom and • Colin H. • Divingstone, president, few intimate friends. The weddie• 1,3tinee!t Thompson Seto'n, chief scent, March was played. by Miss KYte. The bride is the second daughtie - of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Borcherdine; and Ls greatly admired tot her Inas) final quatities by a host of local pec. Wt. while 'Mr. Powell is a web40410 rancher rosiding on the banks of tht ludith river north of here. He is Wise 4 heavy stoolikoider and !director- wr , !the State Bank cf Moore, havini: been connected with that institution ever since i was Started allow eine; years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Powell; will' Wake theft home on the grocan's fine rape: on the Judith. The Empire, in con- junction with their many friends, wishes them long and continued hap - S. H. POWELL AND MISS CA.: RIE BORCHERDING UNIT- ED IN MARRIAGE AT HIGH NOON TODAY. WEDDING OCCURS \ AT RANCH Har GROOM IS PROSPEROUS RANC! ER OF THE JUDITH RIV- ER COUNTRY—WED- and Daniel Carter Beard national. sown. oominsisidner. FRONTIER,SHOW WILL BE ATTRACTION AT FAIR. -- The main amusement feature of the state lairtittlikA t l . ‘,viikl„ be, qv, f1i'eatte'rliti,04, - 841,6h as has made the exhibition at Oheyene famous. The shew includes .112 riders, 16 ropers, Ottiltioggers and other performers, and 125 head of etock, and requires 26 oars for transportation. A con- tract for it lhas been signed. Teddy Roosevelt, the' Steamboat and other \bad\ horses are a- mong the .star equines Of the allow, and' many wild west ehampicals are among the cast. There wIll be some extensive im- provements in the grounds, and the main , fence will be advanced 650 feet toward town to make room for new exhibitions. A.ddltionai bleachers, with seating capacity of 2000 will be erected. DESIRE NEW TRAIN BUTTE-LEWISTOWN VICE PREST. OF GREAT NORTH- ERN PROMISES A NIGHT TRAIN SERVICE REACH LEWISTOWN EARLY A.M. Also Hopes to Institute a Winter Service in Glacier Park for the Ac- commodation of Eastern People Who Like Sports of that Section. —Much Railroad Activity. The Great Northern may Put on a night train 'to Lewistown from Butte, says the Montana Record. When Vice President W. P. KonneY was in Helena several weeks ago, the mat- ter was laid sbefore him and be prom - toed to melte an examination and tar satisfied there is a demand for such a train It mill he put on. - It. was suggested that the night train would leave Bottle about gar 9 o'clock in the evening, and a Sleep- er wellld be attached at Helena another sleeper would be put on and 'dropped 1.n the yards at Great Pall for the accommodation of Butte and Helena citizens having business in the Electric city. The train woqd arrive a,t Lewistown in the early morning hours, and give Butte, Het- en•a and Great Falls people a futil day in which to transact business there. • Mr. Kenny was of the opinion. that the Wader Park tourist travet wit be unusually heavy this 80411012. (Continued Cle VW MVO.) DING QUIET AFFAIR. A pretty home weritiorg was s. cannized at the home of the bride': parents, Mr. and Mrs. Borcherdia bo reside two mires west of Moore at ncoa today. The contracting par_ tee were Miss Carile E. Borchendin_. and Samuel H. Powell. Rev. 'Pere:, 1'. Carnes of the (llinistiun, chaired- tvas the officiating ciergYlnani The wedding was a quiet 'olte, wi.- nesse,d only by the Immediate rela. ELK ARE OBTAINED FOR BELTS WILL SHIP A CARLOAD OF THE WILD CREATURES TO THE BELTS THIS SPRING. TAKEN FROM CONFINES OF PARK Congressman Stout Instrumental in Securing Shipment. From the Yel- lowstone Prk—Only One Other Car to Be Shipped Because of Fail- ure to Capture. Since the report that no elk could be •captured in the) vicinity of the Yellowstone park it has been learn- ed that through the efforts of Caingressanan TOM 9t911t two car- loads will be shipped stint from the confines of the park, one . coining to the •Bellt mountains west Of Moore and tIlie dther to Silver lake, near Anaconda, these places being the first applicants. It is not learned as yet where the elk coming to this motion will be unloaded, hilt it Wilt he, at the most tearable point. Because there was little snow last winter midi the elk fottnd plenty of food in the highlands, few have come down ;where they could be cap- tured, hence applications from about 20 different p.aces could not be filled by the government. 101lt are shipped in ordinary Stock cars, which are divided into three compartments. In the two end come partments the larger animals are placed and the smatter ones go in ths middle, where they will not be tram - Pled about. A heavy covering ef burlap is tacked over most of the ear, to prevent the elk from beam.. (Continued on page two.) • I'