Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, December 28, 1911, Image 1

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` - \.\- -- a • 'VOL. 1. - .. '' - i..s• p liio. ....____ • '1 'A A\ t o 4 . GEYSER, MOISIT, DECEMBER 28, 1911 Frozen , ---- --- ! ' ' dull were in the party. They tracked !_il close. N1r. Liberty states that the N1vGee by following the marks of his cane in the crusted snow. For several lhours they 'worked, funding his spect3- I finally led them to the spot where he ISIS found. Ile had wandered from the 000 Acre Tract I new owners have not made it quite , clear what they will do with the tract, o f F ar .:- ', an d s o ld, cattle on ;t, and place some of it on the inarket in stnall lots in the spring. As for himself and the other members toad, near the point where he lost his of the Judith Basin Grain Lands Co., Aged Man Evidently Loses spectacles, no doubt hecoming confused Balance of the Long Sheep Company Lamd Near they will all be back to Geyser in the His Way and Perishes in , as there was a had snow storm that af- spring, prepared to take hold of the Geyser Passes Into Hands of R. A. Harlow Foothills of the Belt ternoon and he was very near blind. land which they control around here They found his cane sticking in a snow and the Moieona Ranch Co. Mountains ! bank, and digging underneath they ! found him, lying on his back, hands Chas. NicGee, an aged resident of crossed and apparently asleep. the Monarch neighborhood, was found The coroner at Great Falls was not - frozen to death in a coulee near the ified and he , appointed S. C. Purdy to Stocklin ranch, in Upper Otter Creek, act in the cite for him. The cause of last Thursday. Mr. McGee, who had death was so evident that no inquest been staying at the home of his daugh- was held. Mr. Purdy appointed Geo. ter Mrs. Geo. Meredith this winter,! Meredith to take charge of the remains, had started to walk to Monarch, his which were taken to Monarch Satur- idea being to stop at the home of Jas. day for burial. Chambers for the night and continue Mr. McGee was 83 years old and his journey by easy stages as was his before his death was quite feeble and custom. He left Meredith's on Wed- almost blind. He had lived in the neigh- nesday, Dec. 13, and nothing was heard h m h oo d for num , years, ma ki n h is from him until Oscar English, a rem- home at Monarch and visiting back dent of Nlonarch, happened to be In an d f ort h wit h o ld f r i end s in o tter the neighborhood and was questioned . C ree k, H e was at one time owner o f whether he had seen McGee at NI um- the ranch now owned by the Stockhns. arch. MT. English was quite positive j he had not arrived there, so they went to the Jas. Chambers and Stocklin homes searching for trace of him, but A regular meeting and ,!- found he had not arrived at either place. • election of officers of (1ey- .• A party was then gathered to make ser Camp No. 10887, NI. W. A., will be held Satur- a thourough search of the country •\ A V round -about. Jack I,ane, Ed. Landry. Dec. 30th, at Geyser Dave Chambers. Jack Chambers, Sid Hall. All metnbers earnestly requested Jones, Jack Ortman and Geo. Mere- to attend. J. A. SANDERS, Consul. Notice, Modern Woodmen! to be payable in cash. It is expected that deeds will be exchanged and filed in the next few days, all preliminary work such as examining abstracts, etc., and deveJop it. Mr., Liberty . has pur- chased a giisoline plowing outfit and will break and seed 160 acres of flax Kills Self andBabes Awful Deed of Cora Creek Rancher Who Is Known Here Committed on Sunday and 240 acres of barley on a tract he The people of this vicinity were has close to town, while Messrs. Hall shocked Monday by the news that and Higgins have also made plans to! . ! Brach, a son-in-law of Louis be back in the early spring. Silve of Knerville, had 111 LI Mere(' his having been completed. Successful Bidder Named Itwo little children and then commited This 15,000 acre tract of land was , suicide. The tradegey occured at the John , Iiivingston of Geyser was purchased two years ago by the Mon- Brach home on Cora creek Sunday awarded the contract Wednesday tana Farm Lands Co., at a price of $247,000. A selling company was organized, called the Judith Basin Grain Lands Co., composed of Jos. I. Liberty, Gilbert L. Hall, J. V. Ben- nett and W. D. Higgins. Four thou- sand acres were sold in small tracts at a price of $120,000. Now that the entire tract is disposed of the selling company will be dissolved. To Mr. Liberty, as president of both for the construction of two of the schoolhouses which are to be built in district No. 30, his bid being consid- ered by the board of trustees the low- est of five bids received. These are the Braun Creek and Upper Arrow Creek schoolhouses. The contract for the Spion Kop school has not yet been afternoon. According to Deputy Coroner John S. Cook, the weapon used by Brach in his slaughter of his children and ;n ending his own life was a rifle of 25 - 20 calibre. In each instance he had shot the victim almost in the center of the forehead. The youngest child, a babe let. The following are the bids re- i of six weeks, was slain in its crib. The ceiyed by the trustees: i other child was shot while standing by Chas. Olson, Geyser—Braun Creek the bedside and had fallen face for - school, $966.45; Arrow Creek, $1,- ' ward. Brach had shot himiself while the Montana Farm Lands Co. and 063.50; Spion Kop, $1.416.25. ! in a sitting posture, close beside the the Judith Basin Grain Lands Co., Nom & Sons, Great Falls—For I bed, and apparently had held the rifle the three, $3.650, across his knees with the muzzle fair - falls the credit of the sale of this large i Adam Hrulw,Gevser—Braun Creek, ly close to his head. tract which contains 11,000 acres of as $1,040; Arrow Creek, $1,060; Spion i Brach, who was a homesteader. lived Barn Ranch\ near Moore, containing good raw land as can be found any- ! Kop, $1,486. with his wife and two small children 1,800 acres, and the VVolf Creek ranch, where in the state ,of Montana. For' S. Ni. Wiberg, Belt—Braun Creek, • on what was known as the old Nate- . • $1,192; Arrow Creek, 1,318; Spion , Robinson ranch near Raynsford On four miles from Stanford, of 2,400 several weeks lie has been traveling $1,593. Sunday about 1 o'clock he told his acres—at a price of $128,000; the re- back and forth getting the deal in shape John Livingston, Geyser— Braun wife to go to her brother-in-law's Gust mainder of the purchase price is said until he has finally brought- it, to a Creek, $970.50; Arrow Creek, $1,035. 1 , (Continued on page 2) ! A real estate deal, involving 11,000 acres of Judith Basin land with $253.- 000 as the purchase price, has just been closed by Jos. I. Liberty, of this place, acting for the Montana Farm ['ands Co. This land is the balance °fa 15,000 acre tract, surrounding Geyser, pur- chased from the Long Sheep Co. two years ago, the other 4,000 acres having been sold during that time in amAll lots. The land all lies in Cascade county. The purchaser of this large tract is R. A. Harlow, a well-known capitast of Lewistown, who is said to hare some eastern capitalist associated with him under the name of the Montana Ranch Co. The Montana Farm Lands Co. takes in exchange for its land two farms in Fergus county—the \Stone Purdy Trading - Company Geyser, Montana E HAVE MADE A DISCOVERY that if people wish to buy their merch- andise through a catalogue, direct from the manufacturers and pay cash for it at the time the order is placed, that we can meet and in quite a number of cases beat Sears & Roebuck's or Montgomery Ward & Co.'s prices and still make more clear money on the business than we can on merchandise sold out of the store. We have associated ourselves with other merchants in' the state of Montana, and through direct connection with different manufacturers have had issued a 700 -page catalogue listing a great many articles of merchandise which we invite you to compare with prices in any other mail-order catalogue you may have. This catalogue is the first edition, and we are working on a larger and more complete catalogue that will carry anything and every- thing in the line of merchandise you may want. The advantages of ordering through us are: first, that you are patronizing home industry; second, tell us the articles you want and we will make up the order and send for you without any postage or money order expense, and we are right here where you can get at ,us and will guarantee every article of merchandise ordered from this catalogue. Another advantage is that a great many people are not familiar with transportation charges and entering claims with the railroad companies for merchandise dam- aged in shipping. All these burdens we will handle for you in our office at the store, and will guarantee you against loss, and if merchandise does not arrive promptly will trace it for you. . Remember we are not advocating ordering merchandise through a catalogue, but to prove that if you wish to buy this way. we are in a position to furnish you as cheaply as any of the catalogue houses—and make a better profit out of it than we can on merchandise purchased and carried in the store ready for you to take home—we have had this catalogue made up. We feel this way about it—that we are one of you here in rhis locality; that we have made our home here and we are investing everything we ever had or can make right here in this community; that we pay taxes and donate to every public subscription that is put out for any purpose; that we are doing all in our power to deqelop this country and make our property and your property valuable. We do not Advocate credit business, but it it is absolutely necessary when you are out of funds and must have supplies we are ever willing to assist you in this line. And now that we have proved to you by this catalogue that if you wish to pay cash for goods and the transportation charges on them, and wait until the goods arrive; that we can furnish them to you as cheaply as the catalogue house with our personal guarantee, we believe that you should [-- give us preference over other catalogue houses with your business. In regard to the merchandise that we carry in stock at the store and our prices, we ask you to compare with any store doing business in the state of Montana, and you will find our prices for the quality of merchandise we carry to be absolutely right, and we will say candidly and truthfully that to buy merchandise, invest our money in them, hire clerks, and run under the conditions we are compelled to in order to furnish merchandise right here on the ground when you want it, we are unable to sell on the whole any cheaper than we are at the present time. If we did undertake to sell any cheaper, we could not stay in business. We are not guessing on this, as at the end of each year we take a careful inventory and know exactly what the business has made for the year. We ask your careful perusal of this catalogue and its prices. We also ask your most earnest consideration of all other matters mentioned herein. Thanking you most kindly for this last year's business, and honestly and sincerely soliciting your business and friendship for the year 1912, we wish you A Happy New Year and beg to remain, Yours very truly, • PURDY TRADING COMPANY to Death des, which he had dropped. and which but it is thought they will run some

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