Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, September 21, 1911, Image 1

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15 \ le, 1, VOL. 1. • ';.. • \..- .-,• • 0 4 I )41 , r, f r it — _ - GEYSER, MONT„ SEPTEMBER 21, 1911 •O , Death of Former Senator Carter Unexpected Death Closes Career of a Man for Over Twenty Years Prominent in Public Life. Washington, Sept. 17. — Former Senator Thomas H. Carter of Mon- tana, for many years a noted and pic- turesque figure in politics, died at his home early today of infraction of the lungs. He was 57 years old. Senator Carter's death was wholly unexpected, no hint of his illness hay - been allowed to get to the newspapers. He had been ill for just a week and his physicians and members of his family confidently expected his recov- ery, and at no time did the senator re- gard his condition as -critical. Senator- Carter ,had a remarkable career. It extended 0110 22 years of congressional and official life at Wash- ingtdn. This embraced service as the first representative from Nlontana, two terms in the United States senate, and executive positions as commissioner of the geueral land office, chairman of the republican national coinmittee in the second and unsuccessful campaign of Benjamin Harrison for the presidency. president of the United States hoard of commissioners of the 1 emisiana Purchase Exposition at St. 1 mins, and since Past March chairman of the new- ly created - ir ternational joint commis- sion. American section - especially charged with Canadian boundary mat- ters. Speaking editorially, the Great Falls Leader says: \During the near quarter of a cen- tury that Senator Carter has been in priplic life in Montana. his work on behalf of Montana has always been steadfast, ripe ard and telling in its re- sults, and to him the Treasure State owes much—more than to any other one man. k. - That during more than t o decades of such. political baule as that durine ss IOCh TOM Carter W as abs ay s the central figure, it St as hut natural that he should have gathered to himself a large and active crop of enemies, but it was enemies political not enemies of the man—and over his bier there will be no discordant note where Montana mourns in sorrow the passing of a great statesman; a brilliant orator; a sterling citi2en and a gentle, kindly man. - Fatal Fall from Wagon John NI.. Connelly., a well known resident of the upper Shonkin, was the victim of a fatal accident Friday after- noon while on the way from town to his home. • He was found lying in the roadway in an unconscious condition by. Oliver P. Ritter. 11 ho brought um to town, but the unfortunate mai died ' before his arrival here. Ale Connelly started for the Slim - kin about three o'clock Frith). after- noon. and the remains were brought to town less than IWO hours later. He was taking out a wagon load of lumber . and ranch supplies, and had gone about four miles when he fell from the wagon and sustained fatal injuries. There was no eye -witness of the accident, but it is believed Mr. Connelly was thrown from his seat on the ‘t agon. and that . one of the horses Licked him on the head. A big gash on the forehead supports this theory. The team %% as! found near the roadway sonic distance front the scene of the accident, and the I condition of the outfit indicated that there bad been a runaway. An inquest was held Saturday in justWe Kinder. acting coroner. al which the evidence convinced the jury that death was caused by an accident. —Fort Benton Riser Press. Jos. I. Liberty returned last Thurs- day from a trip to N I tlwaukee, W is., and adjacent cities in the interest of the Judith Basin ( ;rain letnds Co., accom- panied by set eral landseekers. Nit. ,Liberty t eas been hat mg good sucvess lately in inducing eastern farmerS.and • men oi means to. take a chance in this I . new farming section of Nlimmalla. and it is needless to say that those who has e come here are all well pleased with the prospects. He has brought a (\mil) Saturdas to look after his The people of the Bench gave Miss high class of buyers here this year— sheep interests there. Mr. Osnes ex - Ruth Fmfrock a very pleasant surprise practical, up-to-date farmers. who are pects to make a shipment from Big l last Friday ceening, it being her 18th quick to rerog*e the value of the ' Sandy soon. Neighborhood Notes BARKER The Barker Mining Co. is making good progress with its concentrator, taking all things into consideration, as all su lies have to be hauled 12 miles Oc o over a, Al, bad road—lumber, heavy machinery and coal up and ore back. They have ordered a new hoist and it is now at Monarch, that v ill have a capaCity of sinking 1,600 feet. This naeanea whole lot for Barker and the surrounding cauntry, especially the farmers. They will find a 'good mar- Ice . Tr7 ell they produce- when Barker is thoeer again. I understand the company will corn- mence sinking Monday from the 400 - foot level. Billy Richardson, an old-time min- ing men, is here after an absence of twenty years, looking over some of his pliverty, and would try his luck again if given a chance to play seitue of his money, but I under.tand he could not get 'a game at Geyser. What is the matter,. Pat, has Geyser lost all ite sporting blood that made Geyser so f imous in the good old days gone by? Wm. Smith, wife and family, of Great Falls, have moved here and will make Barker their home. Ed Landry. Sr., and wife and Miss Hazel and the new school teacher paid Barker a visit Sundae, a week ago. Jeseph Lavoieeand wife and a gen- tleman friend end his wife spent a day and a night with us in Barker. Joe is otreltetht old-timers and we' all en- joyed their visit. Peter Henn- and the Lilly boys are haying at the, head of Dry Fo k for ‘Vm. Martin. They are using over- coats and rubber boots—a nice slay of haying, This is our equinoctial storm. KNERVILLE M. M. Jensen was a Geyser busi- ne ss visitor Thursday. Herbert Dickinson spent Saturday . at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hain. Louis Battaini went to Great Falls last week to isit friends and also to hate some dental work done. Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Dickinson and daughter spent the week -end in Lone 'Tree at the Lew Williams and Ed. Wilson homes. John Gill, from the Arrow Creek Bench, Was a caller at the Bain ranch Nlonday. This is fine growing weather for winter wheat, if the rain would only stop long enough to permit the removal of the Present crop from the g tund and prepare it for the next. Richard Petty, who lives alorik the creek about two miles north of the foot of Arrow Creek hill, was calling on ; friends here Thursday es ening. He reports that a party of yilyaukee sur- veyors were in !US' part if the country early last neck. They ran their survey I chise to his buildings. A severe wind and hailstorty passed through this locality last week Wed-, nesday aftermlon, doing some damage; to late grain. V. R. Spencer had a large field of alfalfa beaten up consid- erably and his etteat shocks were blown dowel and scattered. J. P. Bain's lute oats were also damaged,. Herhert Dickinson it to Geyser Thursday to meet Mr, and N Its. H. B. Dickinson on their return from thet Falls. NI r. and Mrs. Ed. Boyd and chil-J then y isited at N. NI. Silt e's Monday. O. G. Osnes left for the Nlariasl MERINO land, and Who, with fee exceptions. birthday. >ect to make this their home I Sobscrilie for The Tiines, The ladies of the Congregational church met with Mrs. I. G. Finfrock last Thursday afternoon and organized a Ladies' Aid society. The following officers were elected for the first six months: President, Mrs. I. G. Fin - frock; vice-president, Mrs. H. 'I'. Sikes; secretary, Mrs. 1. H. Renner; treas- urer, Mrs. H. W. Smith. Their next meeting will he September 28, at the home of Mrs. Henley. On account of the storm last Sun- day the attendance at the Sunday school and church was small Mr. Austin Smith, who has been spending some time in our neighbor- hood, returned Nlonday to his home Us Illinois. I. H. Rennet . made a business trip to Stanford Saturday . . , Misses Fern Sikes and Ruth Fin - frock were shopping in Stanford Sat- urday. A large gray wolf has been seen in our neighborhood several times during the past month. The hunters should get luisy. UPPER ARROW CREEK NI r. Frank Burns %% as a Geyser vis- itor Saturday.. Following is the report of the Arrow Creek school for the month ending September 8th: Pupils . enrolled, 23; average daily attendance. 15; \somber of cases of tardiness, 3. NI is. E. E. Snyder, teacher. David Davies made a business trip to Geyser Monday. Nliss Edna Cady has been isiting Mrs. Mike Lynch Jr. for a few days. Christ Lilliegard has one of the fin- est crops of 'Hale in this part of the countet . .! James \Fhane front the Highwood mountains, spent Saturday. and Sundai at Alex Sumach's. • The rain that fell during Saturday' night and Sunday did quite a little damage to crops. Neil Smite was a visitor at. James Kernaghan's Monday. Stanford is to hate a military band. l;nder the leadership of W. S. Ilawk. an organization of fifteen experienced handmen has been perfected. They will make their initial appeatance at the farmers' market day. t • 1 Flax Fiber Mill Almost Assured Eastern Concerns Make Tests of Great Falls Flax Straw—Have Promised Judging from information just re, ceii-ed in this city of the, outcome inestigations recently made of the qual- ity of the flax straw produced in this section of Montana. and as to the out- come of, the present flax acreage for this year, it is ptactically assured that during the present fall there will be erected at Great Falls a mill the separation of linen fibre front the straw, says the Cheat Falls Tribune. About tett months ago two eastern linen fibre experts, representing linen mills at Philadelphia and Hartford visited Gyeat Falls and other sections of the state for the purpose of ascer- taining if a suitable grade of flax straw could be raised on the non -irrigated land of the state to prduce a good grade . of linen fibre. At the time of their visit here these gentlemen assured the officers of the board of commerce that if it could be shown to theist that such a grade of straw could he produced, and if the output was sufficient, there would be erected other points as the oteyput would justify, m ills for the separaton of the fibre front the straw, and in addition there would pe put in a flax pulp mill for the use of the other portions of the straw to be converted into paper. Front What was learned by Mr. Holmes when these eastern men 'were in the city last summer, he understands I deal if the flax straw is ordinarily pro- - ductii e line* fibre, 'the straw alone will bring between $4 and $8 per ton, or an amount per acre equal to the flax seed returns. This being the case flax will, whenever the straw can he handled commercially, as would be the case with the installation of fibre mills, result in being one of time foremost revenue producers of Montana farms. here, and at such Concord grapes at Purdy Trading Co.. 30c a basket. S. C. Purdy, President 4111IVIIMIMLUILIIM111111111 Louis F. Coughlin, Vice Pres. & Manager Michael Byrne, Sec'y-Treas. Purdy Trading Company GEYSER, MONTANA We Will Make Any of our Customers a Present of a •if they can lay down at Geyser from any eastern grocery house a straight $100•00 Order of Groceries canned vegetables, canned fruits, kerosene oil, and all the staple articles order of groceries, including flour, sugar, salt, cured meat, dried fruits, just as you would come to the store and buy. That is, of course their quality must be as good as ours, and on this we would be willing to leave to an expert to determine. We have just received a fresh carload of FLOUR that we will in 1,000 -lb. offer you at lots... or $2.90 in 500 -lb. lots, .Thr spot cash at the time of purchase with no discount 111 1MaNIMEIMOMM.I1 F i VERY fall a number of salesmen travel thru the country taking orders for groceries. They will pick out a few articles that you do not use very much of and quote them cheaper than the local merchant and on spices, extracts, baking pow- der and things in this line they will induce you to buy about four times as much as you should .buy. - We - defy any of these salesmen to come any - NN here - near Meeting our. prices oil a straight order of groceries—that is, to include flour, sugar, salt, canned goods, and, in .fact the largest part of your order they cannot sell you at all, because they can not meet our prices, and as to quality, we have them heat nine times out of ten. - A S LONG as we can fill a straight order of groceries cheaper than these people and sell you anything you want, are we not entitled to the business? When it comes down to terms on orders you give these traveling salesmen, you must go to the „ bank and pay your money before you can e‘ en see the goods. On the other hand you can handle ; over . and examine our goods as much as you please be- fore you buy them and it' . you wish to pay cash we will give you a 3 per cent discount, and the greatest thing of all, after you get home ‘vitlt your merchan- dise if there is anything that is not all right, )ou can return it to us and get your money hack, as we guarantee CS et')'- thing we sell toile firs -class. We ask your earnest consideration to look into this matter. PURDY TRADING COMPANY 41111.111111111MUNIIPIOMINIMMItlain - `1 •••••••••••••••T . .111.. 9. \M . , e.ele

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 21 Sept. 1911, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.