Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, August 10, 1911, Image 1

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a. VOL. 1. Secretary of State Called A. N. Yoder Expires Suddenly 61 Unionville while Out Camp- ing With Friends Secretary of State A. N. Yoder died very suddenly Sunday of heart failure while picnicking with friends at Union- ville. 'Funeral services will be held . at the First Presbyterian church at Helena on Friday, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. The vacancy caused by his death will be filled for the unexpired term by Governor Norris. This will vest con- trol of the important state boards in the hands of the -democrats, the only republican member on the important boards being Attorney General A. J. Galen. \I deeply regret the death of Mr. Yoder; personally and officially',\ said Governor Norris. - Our official •rela- new horse before starting on tions could be no more pleasant than stage. At the half mile post the riders S everal Neze, those I maintained with the secretary will be allowed to change mounts w of state. He was a capable, efficient out the preliminary of roping and sad - and conscientious public officer, always on the job, and devoted to doing his duty to the best of his ability. In his deth Montana loses a faithful public servant. - Mr. Yoder was elected secretary of state in the campaign of 1904 and took office January 1, 1905. He was re- elected in 1908 and his term expires December 31, •1912. Mr. Yoder was born in Ohio July 8, 1856. He attended the public and normal schools of Lebanon and Mount Union, Ohio. He then taught school and clerked until he was 25, when he came west, working in Den- , ver, Salt Lake and Idaho, coming to Montana in 1883. He prospected and worked in the wood camps a short time, afterward coming to Butte, WhICII has since been his home. In 1900 he was nominated for secretary of state. 4 but was defeated. He served two. terms as city treasurer of Butte. •.•••-< • •••\. •\ COWBOY RELAY RACE - . • • - s .** • j: • % , — ^t 7•77.0.\ .. • I - 41,Aes' - GEYSER, MONT., AUGUST 10, 1911 - Vie Allan n b1:1 *afi Conte to *'tap S. E. Kiser, la Chie . sto Reeord.Herald ,••••••••••••••••= e6 I IF, world can easily are the man Who pauses a molitent here or there To make a promisevr form a plan, Or to pluck some flower that may be fair; But the world has use for the man who gives His best for the joys that he wins away— The world with a welcoming cheer receives The determined man who has come to stay. I IERE are few rewards for the pioneer Whose thoughts are only of sudden gains, Who camps for a d.., i the far frontier, Then journeys backward across the plains; But wood and valley and Plain and slope Yield their, best to him who has blazed his way To the scene on which he Niti• set his hope, Who, having arrived, is here to stay. Church Notice .-- Sunday, August 13th. Geyser—Sunday school at 11 a. m.; evening service at 8 p. Merino—Sunday school at 10:30 a. m.; church service at 11:30 a. in. All cordially Invited to attend these services. ( There may be morning sets ices in Geyser a week from Sunday. ERIE B. SIREs, Minister. Attractive Feature Plaaned for the Northern Montana Fair • at Great Falls The Northern Montana fair, which is to be held in Great Falls the latter pan of September, promises to have an unusually good program of attrac- tions this year. One of the features planned by Secretary Hubbard is a cowboy relay race. Each 'contestant wiU reqire a string of six horses. Three .miles each day will be run, changing mounts every half mile. - One change will be - made - immediately in - front of the grandstand at the Northern Nlor - tam fair ground while the others w be made at the half mile post. The change in front of the grand-- . stand IS %%hat promises to pros ide tht: greatest amount of interest. Cow boys Will be required to rope their mounts, saddle and bridle them before the start of each lap. This means that the cowboy w ill have to take the saddle and bridle off his horse when he fin- ishes a lap and then rope and saddle a the next dling them. The roping feature what makes the Northern NIontana fair relay race a distintaiselv new at- traction. More Telephones for Jefferson National Forest Thirty-four miles of new telephone line is to be constructed in the Jeffer- son national forest immediately, ac- cording to Forest Supervisor Walter S. Perine. The telephone service in all national forests is being gradually ex- tended as an aid to the rangers in !Wal- ing fifes and in fighting them and the new line will be constrncted in au cord- ance wnh this policy'. The addition of 34 miles of tele- phone line will almost double the telephone facilities of the service in the Jefferson forest. No tires has e yet been reported in this forest and it is hoped this year to present the files altogether which were so disastrous last year. Notice On account of the store and post - office being closed all day on Sundass, hereafter we will keep the store and postoffice open Saturday nights until 10 o'clock, in order to gi‘e ranchers an opportunity to come in Saturday nightto get supplies and their mail. S. C. PURDY. Send THE GENsER TIMES iii your friends in the East. It will be better than a letter each week. Farm Tracts Big Ranch Property Sold to People Who will Put It Under Culti- vation at Once A series of real estate deals have been closed within the past few days tItat: will mean much to the develepment Of Geyser and the surrounding coun- try. The Judith Basin Grain Lands company has sold about 1,500 acres of the Long ranch to parties who will break and plant a large portion of it this fall. The most important sale is to Peter Vetesch and A. N. Brill, who have taken thirteen forties out of sections 4 and 5, adjoining the townsite of (ivy ser on the northeast corner. These gentlemen, who were here last week. returned to their home in Wis.. Sunday. and are expected tt be (lack again in a \seek Of two With a plow ing outfit and will break and plant a -large portion of their tract to winter w heat this fall. Nlessts. Petesch and Brill will also base dwellings erected this fall in order that their families may move here in the spring. They selected land close to town so as to give their children a chance to attend school. - Another important sale is 320 acres ot what is known as the Grafton ranch is mg about two miles southeast of town. This is said to be one of the best tracts of land offered by this com- pany, and was secured by J. A. Hig- gins,of Manistee, Mich., who was here several .vveks -agri A large tract of of this farin will be broken and planted to grain this fall. . A. Lawrence of Joliet, Ill., pur- chased 680 acres lying about five miles' southeast of Geyser, and a poction of this will be put into crop this fall. f esides these sales of the Judith Rain Qtain LEI& Co.. a large - amount of breaking has been done this summer by farmers of this vicinity. The Kemp and LaVoie outfits have both been busy all summer with prospects of more work than they can do this fall. Many ranchers who have heretofore planted little or no grain are now breaking up large tracts and many of the large cattle and sheep outfits are selling off their stock preparatory to disposing of their land to farmirs. School Report Following is the report of the Gey- ser school for the month ending Aug- ust 4, 1911: • Number -of pupils enrolled, 17. Number days taught. 20. Total number days' attendance, 194. Average daily attendance, 9.7. Present every day—Carl itedman, Charlie Backa. Absent one day—Frank Barka. Carl Hedman was present every day during the term. Sixteen visitors were present at the closing exercises Friday, Aug. 4. CORA V. CLA P PER, Teacher. •0 , SIX NEW ELEVATORS Rocky Mountain Elevator Co. to Provide Facilities for Handling the Rig Wheat Crop In order to better handle the enor- mous wheat crops of the present sea- son and the anticipated yearly increas- ing harvests of the future the Rocky Mountain Elevator company, feeder fot the Royal Milling company of Great Falls, is preparing to add to its already extensive elevator facilities iii this part of the state by the erection of six new elevators most of which w ill 'be erected on the Billings line, say s the Great Falls Tribune. Work has already been commenced on three of these elevators at points on the Billings line, one at Broadview and one at Belmont, in Yellowstone coun- ty, a short distance northwest of Bill- ings, and one at Hedgesville, in Mea- gher county. Work will soon be emu- - mtnced on an elevator at Wayne sta-: lion in Cascade county. One will be erected e ) a l t Power, in 'Felon county, ,f the one new towns on the Shel y line about half way between Vaughn and Dutton. 'Die site for the sixth elevator has not been definitely decided upon but it will probably built :it Jud- ith Gap, the division point between Billings and Great Falls. At the present time there, are no elevator facilities at any of these points. The buildings to be erected will be of the capscity of 25,000 bushels. To Divide Lincoln County Lincoln county, which WaS'CUt off from Flathead two years ago, and over which the -towns of Libby , and Eureka have since been fighting for the county seat, is to be divided in the near future, if plans %% Inch are now being worked I ut go through. The county tannin's- stoners have an, their intention to raise the property assessment to act- ual cash value. which woold gut e th required valuation and :it the sameH time comply w ith the state law. and it is understood that the north end of the county will then petition for an elec- tion upon- the dis ision question withEurek ! ,county'..a as the county seat of the nest The newspapers of Libby and Eu- reka have -tanne out in favor of the plan and the proposition IS being ss ide- ly discussed by the petiole of the coun- ty generally. An outcome of the shooting affray which liccurred several weeks ago in Armington saloon. and which resulted in the arrest of NITS. Troop charged with shooting her liii shati ii, Edward Troup the latter Wednesday tiled in NO. 21 Big Prizes for Wheat Raisers Chance for Montana Farmers to, Win Valuable Awards at New York Land Show 0. W. Seaton, immigration agent of the Great Northern Railway, was in Great Falls recently. exhibiting die $1,000 prize cup offered by J. J. Hill for the best IOU pounds of v% heat to be exhibited by the farmers of the United States at the American I.and and Irri- gation Exposition to be held at New I'ork, November 3 to 12. In addition to the J. J. II ill trophy„ cup there are other prizes of large value offered to exhibitors at the Nladison Square show. Sir Thomas Shaugh- IleSSy president of the Canadian Pacific, offers $1,000 in gold for the best 100 I pounds of hard, red spring of Winter wh:•at, raised by anv farmer on the continent in 1911. In addition there is a $1.000 cup for corn, a 41,000 cup for oats, a $1,000 cup for alfalfa, a $1,000 cup for potatoes. a $1.000 cup for hops, a $1,500 cup for barley and a $500 gold in cash prize for apples for almost all of which Nlontana farmers can COMpete. - Montana, it appears to ITIC, has the best opportunity to w in the w heat prize at least,\ said NIL Seaton. \Es cry wheat grower in this state has an excellent chance to win both the Hill cup and the Shaughnessy $1,000 cash prize. 1ln addition to the winning of the prizes, ! farmers will benefit by having a chance to sell the prize wheat at fancy prices for seed. The section that grows the winning 100 pounds of wheat w ill get 'much fine advertising, and land %alms still be advanced. Fanners, of course. who w IsIt to compete still hate to clean and select their wheat very care- fully, but the game is worth the candle. For particulars on how to prepare wheat and boss- to get exhibits to the show, fanners should write to Mr. E. C. Leedy, general immigration agent of the Great Northern. at St. Paul.' The bill atithori - ;ing statehixid for Ness Nlexico and Arizona passed the • senate Tuesdav bs j ',of. of 53 to IS, after rejecting Senator Nelson's amend- ment which proposed striking out of the AfIZorla Its jildiClaly recall pros ision. It I,: thought tliat the bill as it now stands Is iii It emit u rels satisfaciinv to the President. but indi- cations are that it still pass without his I I the district court a divorce complaint. ! signature. Nff•II•11••••11/1 •••••••1=M1MIIMIIIMi..* S. C. PURDY, GEYSER, MONTANA Dealer in General Merchandise 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 arc giving our goods away or that we are selling goods cheaper than anyone else. We do claim to buy and sell reliable merchandise and that we will guarantee anything that is e sell and that our 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 It 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 9,k per pound with 5 per cent discount for spot cash, or /Or per pound charged Watch this advertising spape for the proper time to get peaches and miler fruit for canning, as we will let you know when the prie -RExFoug . .. _ • - c is the cheapest.

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 10 Aug. 1911, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.