Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, November 09, 1911, Image 1

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VOL. 1. - - • •••i• - zs• • .; • _— GEYSER, MONT:, NOVEMBER 9, 1911 4. , 71 NO. 34 Geyser Wheat Wins Big Prize School Meeting Well Attended All Parts of District Represented— County Superintendent Present —Much Business Done A special meeting of School District No. 30 was held in Geyser on Wed- nesday afternoon, to settle on a divison into a Geyser district and an Arrow Creek district, and to arrange the res- pective boundaries. Miss McAnnely, the county superin- tendent, was present and made it clear to all that the delay in separating the districts was caused by the sale of bonds, the sale not yet being complete. It was also brought out that if the districts were separated at present the object for which the bonds were issued, namely, the erection of school houses at Spion Kop, on Upper Arrow Creek and on Braun Creek, would be defeated as the money realized from the sale of the bonds would have to be shared with the Geyser district. It was accord!ngly decided that the trustees should, immediately advertise for bids on these school buildings, and award contracts and that as soon as this was done the districts should be sepa- rated. .It was also decided that a petition be Presented to the County Superintendent from each of the districts. All residents of the districts are urged to sign these petitions. It was also practically decided that as soon as the new school houses were built the Arrow Creek district should be divided into four, one for Spion Kop, one for Upper Arrow Creek, one for Arrow Creek, and one for Braun Creek. This will divide old District 30 into six districts, the Davis Creek district haying been already cut off. The Gey- Takes First Place, Winning he J. J. Hill $1,000, TrophyTxperimental for the Best 100 Pounds Winter Wheat Raised Farm Desired Anywhere in United States in 1911 At New York Land Sho Commercial Club Takes Initiatory Steps Toward Securing One for Geyser If it is within the power of the busi- ness men of this town to obtain it. Geyser farmers will have the benefit This Decision Puts Geyser and the Upper Portion of the Judith Basin on the Map as a Winter and advantage of an experiment farm Wheat Raising Section Surpassed by No Other Portion of the Great State of Montana.—Other Sections of the State Take First Prizes on Oats, Barley and Alfalfa James Todd, living five miles [ samples of their products to the New north of Geyser, on Arrow creek, York 5.10w, Mr. Todd decided to try last Saturday was awarded the his luck. He obtained the necessary $1,000 trophy donated by James . information . as to how to prepare the wheat was grown was planted in the tured early and was one of the first the next few days, asking the president J. Hill, for the best wheat raised iexhibit from the Great Northern Rail- latter part of October and on account pieces of grain cut and threshed in this of the Great Northern Railway for an in the United States this year way company and sent the sample of the dry fall, did not sprout until the vicinity. exhibited at the New York Land The Geyser wheat won in compe- Products Exposition at Madison s •-•-• tition with samples sent from Great Square Garden, thus bringing ; ; Falls as a part of the Cascade county honor upon the State of Montana, I Louis W. 111/1, President of the Great x : e hibit and Lewistown and Billings next year. Several farmers living close to town have offered tracts of ten to twenty acres which would be ideally located for such a farm, but it depends on whether the Great Northern will look favorably on this point. direct to St. Paul, to make a part of I early spring, when it received a fine A petition is being drawn and will the railroad's exhibit. start, and with plenty of moisture dur- b e c i rcu l ate d among the business men The seed from which the prize ing the early part of the year, it ma- and property owners of this section in experimental farm similar to the one at Hedges and other towns in the state where the Great Northern has already started stations. It is conseded by those who have Cascade county and the Upper * exhibits as well as exhibits sent from seen this part of the Basin that no place portion of the Judith Basin as the Northern, Sends Congratulations other parts of the state of Montana is better adapted to the practice of dry premier wheat raising belt of • farm methods than right here at Gey- and other states of the Union, and is The following telegram was received in Geyser Sunday evening, good evidence that this part of the being first to bring the news of the New York judges' decisions: J udithB.ssiis is as good a wheat raising section as can be found in the entire country. For long this territory has been re- garded as an ideal stock raising valley, + the entire country. • + Mr. Todd's exhibit consisted of 100 + pounds of Turkey Red winter wheat, grown without irrigation. It was from a yield of 75 bushels grown on one I acre of ground, and weighed 65 pounds ' ot the bushel. The news came as a great surprise to Mr. Todd and his family, who while they considered their wheat an excellent sample, had little hope of, winning a prize, it being their first crop of winter wheat. Their success ; was so phenomenal this year, how- ever, that they have a much larger ; acreage seeded for next season. 1 4 About two months ago, when the ser district will retain the boundaries commercial clubs and railroads were (Continued on page 2) endeavoring to get farmers to send \Editor Geyser Judith Basin Times: Again Montana is to be congratulated. We have for some time known ittilefipe-Aii6 leading agricultur- al state in the Union, excelling in high quality and production per acre for grains. Last night we were advised by telegram that at the big land show at New York, Montana won against all other states and Canada; first in wheat, barley and oats, winning prizes valued at over $5,000; and returns are not all in yet. Gallatin county wins for barley and oats, Cascade winning for wheat. This will be a great help to your state, putting Montana before the world as a winner. LOUIS W. HILL.\ St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 5. grains and grasses grown. ! A small farm such as the Great Nor - Montana Wins Four First Prizes them establishes would be a great help New - York, Nov. 4—[Speciall— to the farmers in many ways and it is sensation of the national land hoped by the Commercial Club that all + show now holding forth came today, will put their names to the petition as • •-•-..+4.....•-•*....-4.4.4-•-•-•-•-•-•-•-•-•*.•-•-•-**** (Continued on page 2) soon as possible. ser. Conditions in almost every local- ity throughout the state differ in some points and it is thought that an experi- ment farm here would be an ideal loc- ation. The nearest farm to this point now i as the reports will fully bear out—our , stock topping the market right along is at Moccasin, which is kept up bv ap- propriations from the state and national this fall—but only during the last year departments of agriculture. It is U/1- 1 or two have the benches been brokerr up to any extent for farming. The , . doubtedly one of the most potent info - excellent success of those who have ences in the developement of the Jud- t tried the land out, even in the last two l ith Basin, giving the farmer the benefit I o seasons, when conditions were below of extensive experiments and thereby + normal, have been such as to augur increasing the yield and quality of the 1 + • well for the corning year. + PURDY TRADING COMPANY Seasonable Goods Ladies Shoes The Utz & Dunn Shoe, made in New York, in all the late styles—suede, gun metal, patent leather and tan button—all prize winners and going fast. Men's Suits Now is the time for you get your measure taken for a suit for Thanksgiv- ing. We beat them all in fit, style and price. Mackinaw Suits for Men Good As Wheat ! SeGas 0 00ndasble Everybody knows that the best wheat in the United States is raised around Geyser and that we are in a position to furnish you with the highest class of merchandise in general. Our store is departmentized—our business is growing—we are stopping for nothing to hinder this being the best trading point in this part of the country. Any concessions furnished for your convenience. 20 0,0 Discount off of 300 Seeep Lined Coats 25 0,0 Disc't off Ladies' and Misses' Coats FREE! Are You Saving These Ads? FREE! AFT This is to be called ''GET THE HABIT OF MEETING ME FACE TO FACE AT TIIE PURDY TRADING ‘11-,C0.,CONTEST. where you save this series of ads, numbered 1 to 10. Turn in the complete set of ads clipped from this paper and we will allow $1.00 in trade on a $5.00 purchase, and a chance on a $5.00 American Gentleman Shoe or a $5.00 1'17. & Dunn Shoe for Ladies. This is Ad No. 6. PURDY TRADING COMPANY GEYSER, MONTANA Men's Shoes The famous Ham ii ton Brown American Gentle- man Shoes for men—ev- ery pair guaranteed— $3.75 to $5.00 Gold Seal Overshoes in all styles — evcrybody knows their quality. Now is the Time to Buy Your Und'rwear Buy It Here

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 09 Nov. 1911, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.