Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, June 06, 1912, Image 1

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• • VOL. 2. 1 : C T I N , it UV ' • •;:f/t... • . 7: s „ - 4 ,0 .6 1 4 /z k ik ... `. GEYSER, MONT., JUNE 6, 1912 A)tti , 111.a..sta,, • 1 NO. 12 Bill Is Passed The Three -Year Homestead Bill Now Goes to President for 1/is Signature A special dispatch to Sunday's Great Falls Tribune, dated June 1, says: - The conference report on the three- year homestead bill was agreed to by the house today and it is blieved the president will soon sign the measure. - This provision in the house bill was stricken out: 'That the entryman may be absent from the land for not more than five months in each year after establishing residence.' In lieu the following was inserted: 'That upon filing in the local land office notice of the beginning of such leave of absence, the entryman shall be entitled to con- tinuous leave of absence from the land not exceeding five months in each year after establishing residence, and upon the termination of such absence, entry - man shall file a notice of such termina- tion in the local land office.' A pro- vision was also added 'and the per- son commuting must be at the time a fhe time a citizen of the United States.' The following provision was also add- ed: 'That the entryman shall, in order to comply with the requirements of cultivation herein provided for, culti- vate not less than one -sixteenth of the area of his entry, beginning with the second year of the entry, and not less than one -eighth beginning with the third year of the entry, and until final proof, except that in the case of entries under seCtion 6 of the enlarged home- stead laws double the area herein pro- vided shall be required but the secre- tary of the interior may, upon satisfac- tory showing, under rules and regula- tions prescribed by him, reduce the required area 01 cultivation. Provided that the above provision as to cultiva- tion shall not apply to entries under the act of April 28, 1904. known as the Kinkajd Act, or entries under the act of June 17. act, and that the provisions of this set - non tion relative to the homestead peruid shall apply to all unperfected entries as well as well as entries hereafter made upon which residence is required. Provided, that the secretary of the in- terior shall, within 60 days after the passage of this act, send a copy of the same to each homestead entryman of record who may be affected thereby. by mail to his last known address, and such entryman may by giving notice within 120 days after the passage of this act, by registered letter to the reg- ister and receiver of the local land office, elect to make proof upon his entry under the law under which the same (Continued on page 2) Montana Wool of Fine Quality Shering Now in Progress at the Large Camps in the Vicinity of Billings According to wool buyers who are in Billings for the purpose of looking over the various clips, and who returned yes- terday' from an inspection of the wool at the Rea plant at Toluca ard the Bair plant at Edgar, the Montana wool will be of a much better quality this year than last season, and indications are that the clip will be about the average in size. No predictions have been made either by the wool growers or buyers as to the prices that are likely to prevail t says the Billings Gazette. Shearing has been in progress during the past week in various parts of the ' district and other plants will oper- ations next week. A plant of 40 mac- hines is being operated at Toluca by Rea brothers and is taking the wool from the backs of from 4.000 to 3,000 sheep per day. A similar plant of 40 machines is being run at Edgar by Chas. Bair and a smaller plant started opera- tions last Tuesday at Meyers on sheep owned by Dave Stewart. Join the big subscription contest. 1902, the reclamation ' G Times to Have Ball Game Next Sunday e The Ra‘nsford baseball nine will be 71 • • • here Sunday to cross bats with the bog Subscrotion Contest local players, and judging by the score Beautiful $400 Piano to be Given Free to Most Pop- ular Lady—Chance of a Lifetime—Read the Following Carefully , First Prize—Beautiful $400 pia- no.guaranteed for 25 years. Second Prize -36 piece set Silverware. Third Prize -15 piece set of Silverwear. Fourth Prize-13eautiful ladies' jewel case. Other valuable prizes will be an- nounced later. • With this issue the Geyser Times is launching one of the biggest projects of its kind that has ever been conduct- ed or offered to the people of this vit cinity. We purpose to give away absolutely FREE and without a cent of expense many dollars' worth of beauti= ful and valuable prizes which include a beautiful $400 piano which was pur- chased from the Redline Piano Com- pany of Mitchell. S. D.. a reliable firm of piano dealers, who have given the editor of this paper their personal as- surance that this piano is one of the best instruments which they handle and they will guarantee it to the suc- cessful contestant with a gold bond guarantee for twenty-five years. This piano is on exhibition now at the First State Bank in Geyser, where you may see it at any time. Other valuable prizes will be given away and will be announced later in the campaign. How can we do it, you ask? We believe in the steady growth and natu- ral advantages which this garden spot of the United States offers to the good people who reside therein and as the policy of this paper has always been to be ahead of the times both in circula- tion and up-tti-date news, we have aimed to create the largest circulation of any country paper in Cascade coun- ty and we are willing to pay for it. of , Votes will be given for new and 'enewal subscriptions as follows: One year -1.000 votes. Two years -3,000 votes. Three years -6,000 votes. they recently rolled up against the Ramblers of Spion Kop, the Geyser ball tossers will have to cut out all foolishness and attend strictly to busi- ness if they expect to win. The Rayns- I ford nine has received liberal financial I support from the home business men and have lately received riew uniforms. They . will arrive here Sunday at 9:15 • f and the game will be called about 10:30, in order that the players may return at 3:15. It is hoped that the uniforms recently ordered for the local nine will have arrived in time for Sun- day's game. Each succeeding year after three , ears -3,000 votes. 1,000 votes will be given for each $1.00 collected on back accounts. • • This is the way to win the beauti- ful grand piano prize. Step into the editor's office and tell him that you .1 ,_r l f ish to join the throng of contestants. or fill out one of the nomination blanks , which appear on one of the other pages of this paper today and you will then receive a receipt book. This is the first steii. Then take your receipt bock and go and see your neighbor and ask him if he takes the Times. If he does not take it, tell him about the contest and that you are after the grand piano and that the support of each and every one of your friends is essential to your success and that you more than appreciate having him give you his • subscription for one or more years. If i • ,,!, he is already taking the Times, have him arrange to pay up his back sub- s.cription to you, or if he has ilready paid up. then get him to renew his subscription for a year or several years and give him his receipt. You will find that after you have induced the first party to help that you have made a friend who has pledged himself to your cause, and who will be naturally interested in your success in winning the beautiful prize piano. Now all get busy. From week to week we will publish the names of the new contestants and the standing of all. (Continued on page 2) Liability Is Not Absolute ' Important Decision in Rehearing Road Case which Caused Res- ignation of County Corn. missioners - Contracts Are Let Lewistown -Great Falls Line of the Milwaukee to Cost $4,500,000 —Work to Start at Once Seattle, June 3—The Chicago, Mil- waukee & Puget Sound Railway today awarded contracts for the building of 140 miles of new railway in the Judith Basin country, running between Great Falls and Lewistown, Montana. The successful contractors are Winston Brothers of NIumeapolis and '1 wohy Brothers of Spokane—the former firm securing the half of the w.:rk begin- ning at Great Falls and the latter from the Lewistown half of the extension It is announced that the work will commence immediately, and that more r than 5.000 men will be employed on °-/ the construction. There are six tun- nels to he cut, the longest 1.900 feet in extent. The line will cost $4,500.- 000 and it is expected to have the rail- way in operation by Sept. 1, 1913. . Helena. May 29.—The supreme court, in an opinion written by Associ- ate Justice Smith, and its conclusions being concured in by Associate Justice Holloway, modified today its opinion in the case, known as the county commis- sioners' case. In the original opinion it was held that where a person driving over a highway received injuries be- cause the road was defective, the road supervisor and county commissioners were personally liable for damages. In , the °Pinion today it held this liability is not absolute, but depends on whether they have been guilty of negligence. The original opinion also held that as indi-i viduals the commissioners could be , charged with constructive notice of a defect in a highway. Justice Smith says that, having no pride of opinion in this matter, he believes the holding was: an error, and he holds that to charge the commissioners or any of them with a neglect of duty it must appear that the board as such had actual notice of the defective condition of the highway. The contract for constructing the Milwaukee road, according to infor- mation received in this city yesterday by J. D. MacVicar, chief engineer of construction orrthe new line, says the Great Falla Tribune, will be divided into approximately even sections, the eastern end for approximately 70 miles out of Lewistoivn. will be constructed by Twohy Brothers, railroad contrac- tors of Spokane. Their portion will extend from Lewistown to a point about what is known as Cowboy creek. The western end from Cowboy creek to Great Falls will be constructed by ‘Vinston Brothers of Minneapolis. rail- road contractors of wide reputation. The Winston Brothers are are the con- tractors who constructed the main line from Butte west to Avery. Ida., and they have several other large pieces of work successfully cornpleted to their credit. , ‘Vhile no statement was made by the local officers to that effect, it is believed the chief contractors named here will let to subcomractors a con- siderable portion of the construction. The moving of dirt will start with- in a few days from both ends of the line. PURDY TRADING COMPANY Bargains in Wash Dress Goods in the Dry Goods Department We have picked out from our regular stock and put on disylay at a big cut some real nice patterns in wash dress goods, such as fancy lawn, fancy swiss and dress ginghams; regular values 15c and 20c; we are now closing them out at - 10c and 15c per yard Some good bargains in Ladies' Dress Skirts, Shirt. Waists, House Dresses, Aprons Summer Hats and Caps Come in and buy your things in those lines now, and save money. Look Over Our Line Before buying anything in the line of wash goods. We have a better selection and variety of patterns and qualities than you ever expected to see in this town. Just come in and look them over, inspect our offerings and be 'convinced. We are especially strong in the lines of ginghams and percales, but we ,also can show you something real nice in white, plain and fancy wash dress goods—Flaxon, Lawn, Cambric, Chambray, Poplin, Galatea, and at last our big line of prints in all the latest colors and patterns. Make up your wash dresses, skirts and waists now and be ready for the hot weather. Furnishings We have a very 'good selection of straw hats for men & boys, at from 25c to $2.50. This is one of the nicest styles in Men's sailor Straw • Hats. The very best qual- ity for—$2.50. Grocery Department Don't forget that we are here to sell you goods and do busi- ness with you—that everything you buy here is of the very best quality and always fresh. Our big and complete line of groceries offers you anything that you may desire. Trade with us and get a square deal. • PURDY TRADING COMFY GEYSER, MONTANA Look for the ▪ Collar. Here is that shirt that you have b.:en looking for—the Town and Country Shirt with the 'Yale collar.

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 06 June 1912, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.