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,- .• - •.+4111•11 , 11.4. • .; • VOL. 1. t_ • N \01.01/ • ' ^ ;77 -7, • . . ‘C - 8 „ , • ' ; At^ Wool Brings Good Prices Tuesday's Market at Great Falls Reaches Top Price—Local Wool Is Sold The Great Falls Tribune of Wed- nesday. Aug. 2, says: With about a quarter of million pounds of wool offered and subse- quently disposed of yesterday's -wool market in this city was undoubtedly the best . conducted yluring the past season in any part of the state. Good prices vs ere paid and the figures bid came near • reaching the 18 cent maxim . The top price of the day was paid for the clip of J. Kernaghan of Geyser, who obtained 17 ; tr,; cents for his clip of 15,000 pounds. The Kernaghan wool, classed as coarse wool, w as secured by James Bateman, representing Justice. Bateman and Co. r. Bateman also paid the high price for fine wool, securing the clip of William Kernaghan, amounting to 14.- 000 pounds at 16 • 3 4 cents. The lowest price of the day was 145 cents, paid for two different clips, making the range of prices one of the best of any sale conducted in the stat this year. Some of the clips sold at Tues- day's sale are as follows: J. Strong, 7 bags, 2,300 pounds, sold to Joe Streng at 14Yi' cents. J. Kernaghan of Geyer 44 hags 15.000 pounds. tie between Streng and Bateman. Bateman won on a toss. The bid was 17,tr: cents. N. M. Sib e, 21 bags, 12.000 pounds, sold to Neill, at 17,2 cents. St!onach Bros.. 44 bags, 16,000 pounds, to Streng. at 15 3 11 cents. \V. Kernaghan, 39 bags, 14,000 pounds, tie between Streng Holden, and Bateman at 164 cents. Bateman won the toss. Miss Lena Stocklin, 3 bags. 500 pounds sold to Holden. 16's cents. J.W. Myth. 27 bags, 10.000 pounds, to Streng at 15 .,t cents. This bid was Itlected. Social Well Attended The Ladies' Aid society gave a very enjosable ice cream and cake social at the church Saturday evening a! which a,erge number of members anti friends of the church enjoyed the ladies' hos- pitality and were served ss ith delicious • refreshments until a late hour. The affair was quite a shccess from a finan- cial as well as a social point of s iesv, the receipts being about $30. A Good Soaking Rain What is probably the heaviest rain that has visited this part of the Basin for six weeks or more started Tuesdas night about 9 o'clock and never let up until \Vednesday, gi . ving, the ground a thorough soaking. Probably two inch- es or more of %s ate! fell. This will do thousands of dollars worth of good to the spring wheat. this and other crop, in this vicinity. Even the sv inter wheat will be benefited more or less, as very little has been cut in this neighborhood yet. \Fhose who have been out to look at ' their crops say that a great diffeience is noticeable in the lostks of the spring grain already and gardens and pasture will receive an immense atm= of benefit. Telegraph Station here The Great Northern • Railway corn-. pany his at last consented to gist Geyser citizens a telegraph seri, Ice. for which they have beet] clamming for several months. Official not iticat ion st as receis ed here Saturday . by Agent A. J. Abbey from the ,superintendent of telegraph at St. Paul stating that commencing at once commercial telegraph business might be accepted. As the Western Union does not operate between Atm- ington on the west and ( treat Northern Junction on the east, all messages be- yond Great Falls and Billings will have to be repeated . and extra charges made from these 'towns. Raynsfc,rd is also made a telegraph station at this time, so that now all points of any consequence on the Great Northern between Great Falls and Billings are allow ed to accept and send messages by telegraph, except Nlocca- sin and Mild'. 11* -- One of tnir exchanges in the inn - them part of the state says: - One of the unpleasant and disap- pointing revelations of the week was the discovery that the magnificent flax crop of this country was in danger of destruCtion, a few fields having at s been attacked with the trouble, what- ever it may be. and on that point there is a difference of opinion. Some regard the trouble as in the nature of suit it in other grain, while others think it due - to an insect. In any event great patehes in some of the best fields has e been blighted and turned yellow st. hen the day before it promised an exellent sield. Si) far but less instances are reported and the trouble may not bet -time o idels exten d e d . I t „ i „ ) b e t h„,,d, o i t c h was shipped in by the carload carried the disease. - • So far we hase not heard of this trouble sluth of Chinook. •••••• GEYSER, MONT., AUGUST 3, 1911 aNiMM••••••••••.. - \.241er.. 7tqr - 9=6 ^J 4IP •t>. NO. 20 Picnze A Big S : e;detcienc 1.76. Seasotal :::fal ,, ‘prill , . 1111y27.761 in • • • inches; average for thirteen years 10.64 Good Speakers, a Perfect Day and Plenty of Enter- tainment Features of the Meeting at Moccasin': Thursday , About 3,000 persons were present at the third annual picnic of the Judith Basin Farmers' Picnic association held •fluirsday at the experiment station near Nloccasin. The attendance would undoubtedly have been much larger had it not been for the fact that many farmers were too busy with their bar- s ests to enable them to be present. tisic and sports kept the crowd interested in the ,forenoon and in the afternoon a ball game was played he- tween the teams from Moore and Iobson. the score resulting 8 to I, in fas or of the latter. .\ ! The program was opened at one o'clock in tile afternoon. Judge Chea- dle, of - Less istown, presiding. Short addresses were delivered by President James NI. Hamilton of the State Col- lege of Agriculture at Bozeman; State Senators Thomas Stout of Lewistown, and W. B. George of Billings; Messrs. Farrell aed Carlton of the U. S. de- partment of agriculture; Prof. Thomas Shaw, who has charge of the Great Northern xperiment stations; Prof. F. S. Ctu,ley, Prof. Alfred Atkinson and l'rof. L. B. ',infield of the Bozeman agricultural college and experiment star ion. .• The speakers all testified to the good results to be obtained from a thorough studs of the scientific principles tinder - Is int the ss stem of dry farming, but cautioned the farmers aglinst being too hopeful of the best results in their o ork unless they follow the scientific ' methods conscientiously from year to sear, especially in areas where the rain- fall is less than 15 inches. Prot\. Thomas Shaw dwelt on the importance of the summer fallow and how to take care of same. He also soiced his opinion of some of the plow mg done in Niontana by the breaking outfits, claiming it was a dis- grace and recommending that our legis- lature should pass strict laws governing [his matter. Prof. Shaw is advocating the grossing of flax to a great extent on new breaking. lie claims that with- in rite years Montana ss ill stand at the head of the list among the states of the tin mu for the production of flax. Prof. Shaw is alwass listened to with inter- est, as he is doing an untold amount of It.l\nd in teaching fanners how so gi r o\' tion. Besides the raising of grain they are also going to experiment with trees and expect to get good results. The experiment plats at the station were all looking fine despite the fact fhat the rainfall at Moccasin the past ' two years has been considerably less than normal. The wheat averaged about four feet high and wss just about I ready : to cut. Many visitors took tic- casion 'to go - through the experimental plats and examine the different varieties carefully. A report of the rainfall at the station for the year 1911 is as follows: Total from Januar) 1 to July 27, was 9.28 crops suc-cesaully on a limited amount of rainfall where it is impossible to irrigate. Senator W. B—George, who is a practical farmer! spoke entertainingly from the viewpoin e t_ of the legislator and friend of the farmers. He also urged grain growers of the Judith Basin to r the prizes offered at the big land show - in Nw York city next November. lie is going to try it, and says lie fears no grain but that raised in the Judith Basin. NIL Ferrell, who has been connected • with Utah and Idaho dry farm experH About /20 business men and prom- ment stations, told of a wheat plant he mem citizens of Great Falls and ;Mitt,- , had exhibited throughout these states cent territory started Wednesday e with roots seven feet and one inch i ning from Great Falls on a - boo:e l l- I:. I length, showing the depth to which a ' excursion to Canada, to return the visit hardy variety of winter wheat will go made last wjnt„ by the hus m ess men for water, and he recommended the of Lethbridge, and go oti as far as Cal - sowing of fall grain in preference to g,r3. and Banff. Accompanying them spring grains as they develop a stronger are Gmerm„. and Ni rs. Ed, in I.. Not_. WM, ris as guests and the Black Eagle Band NIr. Carlton also of the U. S. de- to help entertain and ads ertise the city partment of agriculture, told of the of Great t'atis. profit to be made by selecting the best 'Ibis trade exctirs i o I r h as b een varieties of grain adapted to the differ- planned by the Great Falls Chamber ' ent localities, and cited as an example of Commerce for several months, but the results of raising Swedish Select not „ m il t h e movement w „ we ll un d er ('lies; normal 9.27; deficiency, 1.66. The social side of the picnic was one tyf the most important. Most of the farmers who came with their fam- ilies brought their luncheon and had an old fashioned picnic dinner. They showed great interest in all that was prepared for 'their education and enter- tainment, and, as one of the speakers remarked, the experiences swapped by the farmers on that day would be of more s alue to theni perhads than any- thing the lecturers would tell. _ The. Judith Basin Farmers' Picnic association was formed for the purpose of making the picnic an annual affair, and there is no doubt froni the increas- ing interest manifested froni year to year that it will grow in time to be one of the big events of the state. Boosters Visit Canada tpts in Wisconsin where it has aver- Way did they realize that such a large aged ten bushels more to the acre than delegation would be anxious to take any other variety. Si) much time or contribote to such all Prof. F. S. Cooley and Prof. Alfred expensive trip. The Great Northern Atkinson, both of the Montana Ex:' railwAY required a guarantee of 75 passengers at $25 each to assure'sleep- ing car accommodations but it was soon disco+ ered that this number would periment station connected with the State College at Bozeman, were inter- esting speakers, as was Prof. I,. 14, not be sufficient. • 1.infield, who has charge of the state . The trip is made in the lilleSt exciir- experiment station work. He told of ion train that eser went from a point in the in It will lie made iii , what has been done and the improve- .- o f p„Ilmao„dOch ' , Li & t h e i r first trill ments in progress at the Nloccasin sta- in the - Million Dollar Special - from the Tw in Cities to Helena in Nlas for the Northwestern Des elopmem league meeting to carry the bankers, whole- -.cle and jobbing house psi p met rs on lie trip. It consists of lise pulimans and a dinttr and baggage car. Teachers' Institute . The 311111.1a1 mstinne of the teachers of Cascade county will be held in Great Falls August 30. 31 and Sep- tember I. Among the sgeakers an- nounced by County Superintendent McAnnelly are Miss Nettie A. Si -A- yer, supervisor of primary reading in the Seattle schools. and W. E. Har- mon, state superintendent of pultlic in SU IPA loll. $6,000 Bonds Knocked Out Citizens of District 30 Fail to Agree on Amount Necessary for School Buildings The election at Arrow Creek school house Saturday afterntion by the citi- zens of District No. 30 for the purpose of voting on the proposition to issue ' bonds in the sum of $6000 ftir building . . school houses in this district, resulted in a fizzle; the judges being unable to ,ctitify as to how mans legal votes were cast, or to how mans pei sons \cited and ; consequently the election ss ill have to be held again. The district is an extra lapse one, taking in territory from Solon Kop to the line of Fergie. County'. :.n I about the same distance north :IV south Geyser citizens base been aglating, the division of this district for some time, and when titer ' heard there ‘‘:1 a unov- i mem on foot to bond the present dist- rict in so large a sum for the purpose of building three country schoolhouses they decided to block it if possible and ! were on hand to vote the proposition down. AS the vote was counted it was . ! discovered tIiere were several more bal- lots in the box flan names of vctsrS on ' tht c!grl,', register. 'I 'ii ballots were declared to have been officially voted, but only 28 names.were down. This caused considerable of a mix -tip but finally two voters were discovered whose names were not on the list, (flak - lug 30 voters; one still remained un- identified. l'he vote stood 15 bit - and 16 against the proposition. but it is thought that the election was illegal for other reasons ;Is well, so that the result would make no difference. - The scliStolhouses for which the bonds were to be issued are badly need- ed, the only objection being that iii amount asked by the trustees was tanif stdered higher than necessary. '1 he result of the affair will probably be that this fall an effort will be made to t tit the district in two, so that each section may take care of its schools, independ- ent of the other. Joint ,Sunday School Gathering in the high woods The Sunda) schitols of Gesser, Nie- 1 Ono and Spion K op st id hold :t joint session hi the Iligh\Stxxls at the rant, It of the Nlerrimat. Carle compam on Davis Creek next Sunday. August 6. A basket dinner, exercises and an ad- dress are on the program. All are cordial Is int itt , t1 to attend. Rigs ‘‘ ill be pot% 'tied for those ss ho hate no ! onseyance of their own. It is desired to start from the Geyser hotel prompt - b at 7 o'clock. S. C. PURDY, G _,EYSER, MONTANA Deakr Genera 7711 erchandise T HE POLICY OF THIS STORE is to give each and every one of our cus- tomers an honest, square deal in every respect, and on every transaction. We do not believe in claiming that we are giving our goods away or that we are selling goods cheaper than anyone else. We do claim to lutv and sell reliable merchandise and that we will guarantee anything that we sell and that call' prices are as cheap as any other store in this locality for this class of goods. On account of the crops being some shorter than we anti- cipated at the time we bought twine, we are overstocked and have cut the price in order to move it. We will sell you McCormick Binder. Twine at 9c per pound with 5 per cent discount for spot cash, or 10c per pound charged Watch this advertising space for the proper time to get peaches and other fruit for canning, as we will lel yoti sylis.:ti the plict: is the cheapest. or.4.46*.••••..