Big Hole Breezes (Jackson, Mont.) 1898-1915, July 04, 1913, Image 1
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A1 Noyes Into Print Again Former Big Hole Rancher is Seeing one of his Dreams Coming True. New Location has Properous Future in Store “Dear Editor: It seems that Charley Lloyd is under the weather for the time be ing and that you have the space for a little dope. As I happen to be a particular friend of Charley's and he not being able to respond for the benefit of your valuable pa per for some time, I will, with your permission, give you a few words from this sectipn of Montana. Don’t take too many exceptions to the personal pronoun 1. “A little over three years ago a thought, in some unaccountable manner, got wedged into my ‘think tank.’ NovV, Col. L. J Price, were you to interview him, would say that that was a physical impossibility, because the said Price once remarked in the Heaver- head Club, and in my presence, that I had no place for a thought to enter as the back of my neck had simply haired over and 1 was using it for a head. I dont agree with the colonel, for he is a liar in this particular and you can tell him so. Now I won’t be unkind enough to say that L J. h^s no head, because he has, he has one of those big balloon-shaped heads, full of gas. His head is so big that if a thought was foolish enough to enter, it would become lost, and bound about so much in the vacu um that it would be absolutely use less, even if be could by hook or crook fetch it to the surface. (Ex cuse the digression. The fact is, Griff, that life is full of digressions and no one follows the straight and narrow path). \Well to return to this particu lar thought. I had found out in working the state—or working for the state might look better* in print— that in northeastern Mont ana, near the Canadian line, there was a section of country called by th« early Hudson Bav people the Plateau of Del Nord. Thru Pro fessors Linfield and Nelson *of the Agricultural College, and Senator Tom Everett of Harlem, I found out that that the people of Harlem, and Jim Hill, had corned on, for several years, an experiment sta tion 22 miles northeast of -Harlem, with varied success. These gen tlemen gave me to understand that this particular section would be sure to be settled in no long time. \As a ‘last resort’ I made up my mind (or the thing that nature so unkindly furnished me for one) to make a new stand for ‘mother’ and myself in a new section, and try and evade the possibility of a home prepared by a county for its foolish and unfortunate citizens in old age. Having this in mind and as before mentioned, getting my information from some of the wisest men in Montana, I proposed the following scheme to some of my Beaverhead county friends: We would get enough money together to buy from the great state of Montana school section 16 that cornered on the said experiment farm.- We •would proceed to lay oat it* the center of the section a town rite, build a small .store and be ready! for the future that would soon fiB that land with happy homes.! 'What! start a town site up there in a Dew country?’ 'Any people up 'to m ixm T Of course I had In’ Cay 'N d f no people now. bejt they: to Montana thsdber some said. Not all passed it up. C. H. Strowbridge, Judge J. B. Poindexter, Ralph White, T. J Mulaney, Edmund Callaway, and C. H. Pratt really believed in the proposition and would put up the money. I had told these men that my experience told me that all of that plateau would be settled in their time. And they had faith in my ‘dream.’ “Ralph White and I made air- plication for this section The of ficers in the state land office agreed to put this land up for sale in April or early in the spring of If * 10 Hut the spring of 1910 began in early wtnter and when the months of spring came nothing sprung The glittering sun beat down day after day, week after week and month after month Prairie fires began in the month of June and swept dean the old grass of the year before The wise(') guys at the state land office said,‘There is a drouth on, we won’t offer any land for sale on the burnt-up prairie of northern Montana this year We will wait for a more propitious season.’ Aral they did Thus, once more, went glimmering a dream of a possible chance to stay out of the pour house. \It was dry. We were there and we know The pitiless sun had no shame—it would not hide its head behind a cloud nor allow one single drop of moisture to fall and give nourishment to the little blades of grass that desired so much to put forth and beautify the splendid prairie, as it had in years gone by No daisy, no buttercup, nut even the cactus, that hardiest flower of the dryest plain, cared to raise its head. The state could have sold its section to us for $12 per acre, the appraised price, but they would not. That frightful, burning sun did not keep people from taking up the land, as they had heard some where that a ‘bow had been bent in the heavens’ which had meant that ‘springtime and harvest shall never cease.’ These people believ ed this and they came from Minne sota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Michi gan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, England--in fact, from every land beneath the sun to which Uncle Sam has extended a welcome. “Ralph White had bought an orange grove. Strowbridge had taken up more land. Callaway had married. Judge Poindexter, Mul- aney and Pratt could come to the fore. So we let it drop. Thesum- mer of 1911 was but little better. Good gardens were raised and a little grass put in an appearance, yet, with it all, more people came. 1912 saw bumper crops and four thrashing machines worked early and late and gathered $14,000 for thrashing bills. Mire people came and now in the qrosth of Jane, ‘just three years after,' no one can find a decent piece of land on U N / 1 L E S A M ’ S R iiv m i m i r •JLJL 3 L. ML JL.jSL.MTJT JLA, JU L Y 4 , 191 Second Horse Sale Proved A Success Taking Into Consideration the Lateness of the Season and the Present Horse Market the Result is Very Encouraging Wisdom’s second 1lorue sale. held vrs: Carney & Ditty, 98; Waite & under 11 c auspices of the Big Hickey. M>: Anderson Bros, 22; Hole Basin Stoi kmeii s Assuci.i1oll. l L J. Campbell, 4; and W. D. Rob- held Monday and T iesd.iv of this erts, 4, Local buyers purchased week ut! rucl ed a fi. ■ge croivii m 112 head. ' winch wore iiu-lud.’d a number uf ladies and although the weather <i'as nut all that could bo de.-m: 1. ! the sale was . burned I . be a mi vesu | Thu home market ,i.l pit ;.,, el is ' nut of the best, and llie demand fm h i s. > at this | lartaeular time iwt >o urgent as earlier in the spring A ■number of outside buyers including W 1) Roberts, nl Spokane Ander son Hms and Dr I >nl of Dillon WaiicN' llickiu, of Plnlhpshurg. 1 a Mi 1 George Ganiev , ol I a vvislow ti. Wile pre: ent (1 v de Muore, ol ■Hillings, was the mu t r mo-r. and he did Ills work well 1t i tweell Kill and thd head uf horses wen sold til' following being tile i h let bliv .Speaking of the sale, Mr. Rob erts said “ It was one uf the best sales 1 ever attended.\ Both buy ers and sellers were well satisfied, whiih means that our next sale will be still more successful. Tins is what our old friend, Lew Gampbcll, of Stevensville, has to say. “1 have attended horse sales all my hie, but this was the clean- isl side of them all “ Mr. Camp bell was not particular about buy ing any horses just now, but thev ioukid so good to him that he just eoutdn'l help grabbing a few. The Sloikmcn’s Association will hold its next sale on Monday and Tuesday, September 29 and ,‘i() Copyright, 1918, by American Press Association. By WALTON WILLIAMS VjyHEN Unde Samuel had reached His eiahty-seventh year He had about the biggest fight That Time has witnessed in his flight Upon this rolling sphere. T3UT now that fifty birthdays have Been added to the score Your Unde Sam is of a mind That is more peacefully inclined, And he would fight no more. A ND yet if other lands get gay— A course they might regret— They would awaken to the truth That Unde Sam Is still a youth With some fights in him yet. Ready I or the fourth : ■*;. - ....... Keen thing is m readiness for Amen... - d.n ol davs, and we are ll ipitlf Juplt.el l’lmuis will nuke wav lui < ltd Sul fm at least uiie day Wisdom is prepared to enter tain a large crowd The ball game will again lie th- Hog Pays the Rent The pig pavs the rent in Ireland and lie'll help to lift the mortgage in Montana I paid a farmer 2£ cents per pound for a ham the other day, and heard of a Great Palls provision dealer’s offer of 7i cents alive for a carload of hogs. Profees- . star attraction, the rivalry bet ween j u t p si^sjiq own produce list the BYislon and Wisdom tildes he- 1 park for three c ents a pound. on horsebai k and on foot. Turner told me that he did not have time to read his daily paper and intend ed to discontinue it “And this at a place that three years ago, was a desert! Not only that, but we have four schoolhuuscs up here. Yes, it is mighty funny how things change. No land to be taken and in a year or two a rail road, big elevators for grain, church es, towns and contentment. “This may be a long, ram!-ling 4 Good Dairy Cow letter, but it is a letter to thy ‘boys and they will understand. They can see the gas engines and scam plows at work, as well as the more humble fellow with the ox and mule. They can see all ‘hese things and the many changes ’hat have come and are coming i > - .uke for Montana a greater s'.a' in more ways than one. “Now, Griff, there is m mg keen < )n last Sunday's form Bristol! ought to wm, but the Wis dom lean: has been stmigi hem d a little and the Hnslon fans in,i\ go hoine^ooking like picture below Gummem mg at 1 I a m will br the voting (oiks tool r.ice'. l \ \ o prizes, Id and $2, will be uifircd In I iov s of fl oil) I 2 I u 11 j V i a is of age , pn/i s n! >2 and $' to l»u , undo I 2 I'm girls In mi I 2 I■ > lb \i ar, old, pri/i s of $.! and $2 and lor girls under 12 82 and M limn will be a d-legged race and olln r, At 1 o'clock will conn th'1 nien 1110 and 220-yard dashes Tin first and se( o;id pnze« m cadi nl these events are 110 and $5 Three entries are required Baseball Game at 2 p. m. WISDOM v BRISTON For a Purse of $50 is tMs:. some folly and a whole which to fife. A jax ’ s F ool D ream ' of truth. If you wait for a v. Com T t m l “Last Sunday at Turner the P. O.—or shorild say, one of the P. O's —had a bail game* Baseball on the Kg Flat! Yes, snore than ose bail team riad Hesay Tanner* his s o a « jd d « ig|to-4sd b r a e r e kept busy handing the goods over the ccnater-Hfor o d t - r i l day long. ..ice lot : or find i tabe! 0. G Gregg, the celebrated dairy exprrtgi’i 1 farm lecturer from Minn esota, gn s the following five points to gunk i:i selecting a good dairy cow: 1. Thin and sharp in the crops (back o?-boulder). Broad, fleshy crops indi ate a short milker. 2. La'7 ■ barrel. The capacity to cons;:- ■ large quantities of food 1 governs trie capacity to give milk. A large r<' > r iy workshop is necessary to take car.- of raw materials. 3 Gv ,' tuu -; udder, long and wide in the Indy attachment. Room liet ween the thighs is import ant. A meaty u Mer is not desirable but o-w that m- ks down and has much loose skin when empty. 4. Milk wells large—the orifices! in the b >dy wa’l through which the j milk v: .as nass back to the heart, j ipound. With (id-eeut wheat, good alfal fa |>nsl ure and roots, which grow so luxureiitlv in Montana, it is certain that pork e,m be produced for less limn 7 h cents In other words, at 7 1 cents pink production is profit- , 1 1 ill here I’igs are good gleaners m grain stubble anil make a clear profit of all tli-. u gam under those conditions. Where alfalfa pasture forms about half I lie region, its cost is next to nothing and Ltie profits should be large 1 knew a man who began the hog business before lw was ready, lie got forty brood sows and raised three hundred pigs. By July he ran out of feed and was forced to bite, ih, loeal priee being 2 1 cents a pound It took siven or eight pounds of grain for each pound of growth so that his increase cost him about IS or 2U cents a pound. Another man started with one brood sow arid worked up untill last I vear he marketed two carloads of I \ hogs at a net profit of 11000. In pork production tfie stock, the feed, and the shelter 3Wfacilit ies must develop together \>ne makes fewe r mistakes by bcgMWig jn a modest way.—F. 8. G?kjfy. Sane Fourth Necessary It .lands as a matter of history, ! to the everlasting disgrace of this country that in the ten rears from ’ 1903 to 1912, inclusive, a total of : 39,'sos people —the equivalent of ! nearly fortv regiments— were killed t - . or in jured in the celebration erf the Fourth of July. Last year was ! America's sanest Fourth with the Next comes the horse rs Free-For-All— three heats;entrance lowest record of caseaSties made These *«rs xndwake the amount, prize $5ri; second, total: since records wtre kept. Thefigares of Wool flow. entrance fits. Sad Tk-and-Star:- n details were: Dead, 720 ; classified two and come down yem will that mere of my dream, has tree, not foe my benefit in a l - br - j energy It is the gauge erf the engine, j prize $25; second, total entrance i ; firearms, ti; gaapowdsr, f>; toy xaaff way, bat for other* with more I or nervoas system, that drives th e ' 5. The e ye indi cates the nerccras J free ior a ll; entrance fee $2; firs: follows ■ By fireworks, 5; f x n t i f m g espial. However* ■m jm x t news orojrfsiasatSBStisne.' Yoittiorfeu A; ax w vita! organs erf tbe body. fees. Ring Spearing—horse back— [piste*, Driisaway. 1. lnjeredk€39* entrance fee i t : f a t prize $25;!chtssiSed as fofiows: B y firewerift. I f these five pesats are right, y m secaadrtc^estfm rofees. are sareto have a good dairy corn. Riding n a y be given for ceUeetka j powder, W . torpedoes. 33; \Of ties;,** says Mr Gregg. “T eco- on the grounds. Other specialties 'canes, 7 toy jastOJs. 4S; i the large nrifk weSs roost will be added. Grand r