Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, May 16, 1912, Image 1

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To quote from the bulletin almost half the 7,000,000 acres planted in wheat last fall in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois was winter killed, and the pros- pect on the remaining area is for little i more than half a crop. In Montana the condition of the winter wheat stand1 Is given as 95 per cent of normal..'. Oregon is the only state in the union with a better shoNsing. In the states of the middle west the wheat area remaining for harvest is 12 per cent less and the condition 5 9-10 per cent lower than the average for the past ten years. The indicated crop in Illinois, Indiana. Ohio. Michigan and Missouri is approximately 100,000.000 bushels less than last year's yield in these states. In Montana it is likely to exceed last year's yield. While it is true that conditions in the valley states have been made worse by the most disastrous floods for many years, it is also a fact that in favorable seasons the per cent of loss is far greater than has yet been recorded in Montana and the per acre yield is less. In cli- matic conditions and productivity of soil Montana is better for wheat grow -I sissippi or Missouri river valleys, long ing than any of the states in the Mis- knlarged famed for their exceptional fertility. The unfortunate ultimate consumer will not find cause for congratulation in this poor showing for wheat, but the prospect is brightened for Montana growers, as it indicates very clearly that no reduction in prices will come this year at least. Instruct Homesteads Great Falls Land Office Officials Get Instructions from Washing- ton Regarding the Same , Register Barnes and Receiver Wil- for Taft son have received the following in- structiont from the general land office regarding enlarged homesteads: \An entrynian under sect - ion 2289 revised statutes, who makes an addi- tional entry tinder section 2 of the en- larged homestead act, may continue both residence and cultivaton upon the original entry, but final proof may not be made for the land embraced in the Republicans of Cascade County Send Solid Delegation to Liv- ingston Convention The _republican county convention , held in-6reat Falls Tuesday to select , delegates to the state convention which is being held in Livingston today. proved to be a very harmonious affair —at any rate there wasn't a look -in for the Roosevelt supporters. The primaries held last Friday in the vari- ous precincts .were dominated by the Taft faction and little if any enthusiasm was shown one way or the other. In fact, one precinct in Great Falls was not represented in the convention. Resolutions were adopted - endorstng l the administration of President Taft and instructing the delegates to the Livingston convention to observe the unit rule and vote solid for Taft dele- gates to the national convention. Following are the delegates selected to attend the state convention: Delegates at large --J. W. Speer. E. H. Cooney and J. M. Burlingame. County delegates—NV. F. O'Leary, A. T. Elliot, E. I. Holland. James Moore', R. NI. Armour, J. P. Wollock. Sam Stephenson. W. H. Meigs, John Laughlin, John T. Athe ; y, George Ugrin, Fred L. Hill. A. C. Lefebbe, J. \V. Roberts, W. Windlin, George W. Rogers, S. J. Moore, B C. Walk- er, R. L. Arthur, J. H. Hall, Phil , Shorts, M. N. Race, W. S. Frary, P. E Crowley. C. H, Austin, H. G. Bennett, Robert Steel, Walter Leland (Belt), Oscar Swanson (Geyser). Roy McCain, Lee Dennis. W. H. Harri- son, Frank Cooper, John A. Collins. additional entry until full compliance with the requirements of said act has been effected, beginning with the date of such additional entry. Final proof must be made on the original entry within the statutory period of seven years. 'The cultivation cases is an amount equal to one -eighth and one-fourth of the area embraced in the additional entry, comtnencing with the second and third years, respective- ly, of such additional entry. If such proportionate area, or any part thereof, is of land embraced in the original unperfected entry, there must be such additional cultivation of the original entry as would ordinarily be required to perfect the title alone. required in such thereto if it stood (Continued on page 2) Congregational Church Notice Services and Sunday scbool as usual at Geyser and Merino. As the pastor has been requested to deliver the annual address before the Knights of Pythias at Stanford, Rev. Mr. Haney, pastor of the Presbyierian church of that city will fill the Geyser' pulpit Sunday evening. We feel sure that a good turnout will do honor to, the visiting pastor. ERIE B. SIKES, Minister. .4s-ae 4 NO. 9 Spion Kop Pick -Ups John of Belt. attended the dance here Saturday night. There were twenty-nine friends came up from Raynsford to take in the dance given by the Ramblers. The 320 acres of land recently pur- chased b j. \V. Muzzy, between Ramblers' Dance a Success—New Spion Kop and Frye's ranch, is being Schoolhouse Completed—Per- sonal Paragraphs Undoubtedly the greatest social event of the season, was the ball held here Saturday night for the benefit of the Rocky Ridge Ramblers. Spion Kop, although famed for its very suc- ceisful dances, was on that occasion called upon to entertain one of the lauest and happiest crowds that has gathered here for., some time. Nearly $80 in gross receipts was realized, which will leave a snug net sum to start the Ramblers' treasury and will aid mate- tially to make them one of the strong teams in the field this season. The management is immensely thankful to the ladies who came so generously supplied with eatables. But for their timely and energetic assistance in serving the supper the boys would have been up against it in handling the immense crowd. Messrs. Kernaghan, Rankin and McAllister were in Spion Kop Wed- nesday to formally accept the new school building from Contractor South- watd, who has completed its work. The school board were fortunate in securing the services of so fine a work- man. The building speaks for itself fn and hl recommends a gm. It i .7 eirong, neat and handsome. Honest, painstaking work has been put into it, and it is a matter of pride to the whole district. Mr. John Walker has gen- erously donated a fine flag which will be raised on the opening day. Mrs. McAllister spent a few hours in Spion Kop on her return from a short visit to Great Falls. Cal E. Lewis was fortunate in draw- ing a fine Columbia Graphophone in a contest at Raynsford. The two sisters of NI rs. Mike Lynch have returned to their home in Lewis- town after spending a week here. fenced. Some surprise is expressed that this fence cuts off the county road leading to Keeton's, Robert Johnson's, A. A. Dawson's, Sederholm's Rasmus Anderson's, Chas. Johnson's, Neil Cameron's and many others beyond. An appeal has been made to Road Supervisor Swanson who will no doubt have the matter sighted. Purchasing Old -Timer is Called Thomas Connelly, of Shonkin, a Well -Known Rancher, Dies Quite Unexpectedly Thomas Connelly, an old and well- known resident of the Shonkin, died very suddenly Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. P. Mansfield, of Knerville. His death was quite a surprise t o everyone as tw had been in Geyser but a few days be- fore, seemingly in the hest of health Right of Way for one of his age. He had been troubled with rheumatism more or less for a number of years, and had a slight attack Saturday which kept him con - Gratifying Progress Toward Actual fined to the house, but which appeared Work on Milwaukee Is Being to be getting better. He felt so well, in fact, that Monday afternoon, about 1:30, he attempted getting up, accord - to Mr. Mansfield, and as he arose, he heti a hemorrhage from the nose and expired within a few moments. Mr. Connelly was a native of Ire- land and was 67 years of age. He was one of the earliest settlers in the Shon- kirr neighborhood, having taken a tine ranch at the head - of Shonkin creek in 1878. Since the death of his wife last fall he has made his home partly with Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield and partly with his son Joe, who resides on the home ranch. The following sons and daughters are left to mourn his death, all of .whom reside in Monfana: Thomas, of Havre; Frank of Phillips; Joe of Shonkin; Mrs. F. A. Sullivan, of Shelby. and Mrs. J. P. Mansfield, of Knerville. He is also survived by these brothert: John, of Cutbank; Michael, of near Shelby; and Patrick. Joseph and Martin of near Fort Benton. Funeral services were held in Fort Benton on Wednesday, the body being shipped from Geyser Tuesday after- noon. Those who accompanied the remains to Fort Benton were: Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield, Joe Connelly, Mrs. Wm. Kernaghad and Mrs. J. B. Mul- len, of Great Falls. Made—Contract May 25 Gratifying progress in connection with the actual institution of work on j the line of the Milwaukee between Great Falls and Lewistown is being made. During the past week, accord- ing to J. D. MacVicar, engineer in charge, invitations to several railroad contractors to participate in the bidding have been issued. The bids will be opened May 25, it is announced, and by the middle of June, it is declared, the outfits will be busy. According to David Huger of Lew- istown, preparations looking to the be- ginning of work there are being pushed. Right of way to considerable property has already been secured, and at pres- ent, he declares, two right of way agents are at work between here and the Fergus county metropolis. They have instructions to complete their work before 90 days and in order that they may be able to do this they have been instructed to bring condemn:loon proceedings immediately when disputes anse.—Great Falls Leader. Subscribe for the Geyser Times Only $2.00 the year. git PURDY TRADING Ca_ ANY Ladies' Skirts Ladies, Grasp This Opportunity Grocery Dept. Ladies, here is your chance. La- u' Dress Skirts, made of blue Cicilian Cloth, handsomely trimmed with silk braid and buttons', in the very latest style; regular $ 6 50 price $9.50; sale price— Ladies' all -wool Dress, Skirt, made of brown serge and trimmed with brown silk braids, an exceptionally good value for $8.00; will e5 be yours at this sale for— Ladies' black Panama Dress Skirts —nicely trimmed with black silk braids and buttons; latest style; reg- ular price $4.50; special price this sale— • .50 $3.50 PURDY TRADING COMP'Y GEYSER, MONTAN. QI)ECIAL SALE on Ladies' Wool Skirts, made of panama, chiffon-panama, worsteds, Sicilian cloth, mohair and voile, colors black, brown and blue. We have cut them down from 25 to 33 1-3 per cent below regular price, and we are closing them out at a real bargain. Come in and look them over. Ladies' Skirts Ladies' Skirts Ladies' Skirts Ladies' all- wool dress skirt, made of black wors- ted, very nice, trimmed with black crepe magnet silk and buttons. Sold regular at $8.50. Sale price— $6.00 Ladies' nice dress skirt, made of very good quality voile in the new all-around plaited model, handsomely trimmed With silk braids. Regular price, $10.00. Now on sale for— $7.00 Ladies' all - wool dress skirt, made of blue chiffon panama, nice up-to-date style, nicely trimmed; real good value for $7.50. On'sale for— $5.00 We have some real good bargains in Men's, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. If you want to save I • money, see us before buying shoes. Everybody is just alike in our gro- cery department when it comes to selling goods and filling orders—that is, we will treat you right and just as nice as we possibly can. J ust received— a new shipment of all kinds of canned goods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats, pork and beans, soups, fish, etc. Everything of the very best quality, nice and fresh, right from the pack- ing houses. Don't forget to sec us for garden seed and seed potatoes. 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Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 16 May 1912, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.