Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, August 08, 1912, Image 1

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VOL. 2. 0 •1 , _ •• • .s,s '2,:s•seee- • \ • , ••• --0 ?•••res6 ... 0k; • s E - 3 .21 • - .Z4C- ?7-434.1. 7 0 . Z -.4 41 GEYSER, MONT., micaysT 8, 1912 •-• ,3 1 • N(). 21 Fine Farms on Merino Bench Co in in unify of Homesteaders lVho AreMaking Farming a Success —Need a Better Road A trip to Merino Bench at this time is one of the most delightful from a crop standpoint that it is possible for one to take. On driving up the grade which leads to the top of this eleva- tion one would little suspect that on top could be seen such beautiful farms as are there. The land is perfectly level and from the south where the road leads up nearly every house can be seen. ' The crops are a revelation. With- out a doubt some of the best looking fields in this vicinity are to be seen here. As a rule there is very little poor farming and at this time next year there will be none. Most of this land has been plowed deep and what was plowed shallow will be worked thoroughly next year. The farmers on the bench are en- ergetic and progressive. A an evidence of this, we noticed a field of winter wheat which is already up and has started to stool. Nearly every farmet. has a large Minion of his holdings broken up and intends that it shah be only a short - time until the balance shall give way to the plow. There are fields of wheat that will average 30 to 40 bushels and oats that will run proportionately high. The flax on one farm is the best the writer ever saw and almost any kind of a yield could be predicted. It stands thick and is well headed. We under- stand the ground on which it is grow- ing was plowed six inches deep. We were told of another field which was nearly as good as this. It would seem almost impossible to grow such crops on the benches of this vicinity, bin the secret ot it is that these farmers are all agreed that the only successful way to farm is the right way—plowing the (Continued on page 4) Big Dance to Close Contest Saturday Night, August 7th, II 'Ill See the Prizes Awarded.—Big Time Looked For Miss Mae Todd 169,100 Mrs. Kebel Murphy _ _ _ 163,675 Mrs. E. L. Landry Jr 142,225 Miss Ruth Irvin 121.675 This is the way the vote stood at the last count as announced last week, which is the last count to be made until the ballot box is opened and the final count is made Satutday evening, August 17, when the priz p es will be awarded. The ballot -box is now at the first s ate bank where it will remain until the judges render their decision. The following busidess men of Geyser have been requested to act as judges and count the votes: Messrs A A hese- man, Jr., cashier of First State Bank; • L. F. Coughlin. manager Purdy Trad- ing Co.; and R. F. Adams,•of Harney & Adams Hdw. Co. On account of the great interest taken in the contest and the probabil- ity of a large crowd being in town to hear the result of the vote, the elan- agement of the Times has arranged to give a grand ball on the night of Au- gust 17th. The best of music will be provided and supper will he served by the Geyser Hotel management. Voting in the contest may continue until 10 o'clock on the closing night. at which time the ballot box will be opened, and no votes will be receised after the ballot box has been opened. Hundreds of people in Geyser and vicinity have been canvassed for their subscriptions and votes, and no doubt. -some of them several times. hut the work that is past is only a circumstance , to the Ohms of the next few dass. Contestants are complaining that the number of possible subscribers are daily growing less. They think so, but we are sure that on the closing (Continued on e page 8) Z011bere the West 313rgtivi Out where the handclasp's a little stronger, Out where the smile dwells a little longer, That's where the West begins. Out where the sun is a little brighter, Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter, Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter. There's where the West begins. Out where skies are a trifle bluer, ( hit where friendship's a little truer. That's where the West begins. Oot where a fresher breeze is blowing, Where there is laughter in every streamiet flowing, Where there is more of reaping and less of sowing— That's where the West begins. Out where the world is in the making, 1Vhere fewer hearts with despair are aching— That's where the West begins. Where there's more of singing ard less of sighing. Where there's more of giving and less 01 bus . tng And a man makes friends without half tryi That's where the West begins. —Denver Republican. Start Work on Cascade Show W. A. Remington Plans Booth En- trance for Exhibit at Montana State Fair Work has been marled by W. A- Retnineton of Great Fails upon the t ollection and arrangement of the Cas- cade county exhibit at the Nlontana 'tate fair next September, says the Great Falls Leader. NIL Remington has been employed by the Northern Nlontana hair association to superm- :end the county exhibit. He has han- dled Cascade count. 's show at the .tate fair for many !ears and is the most competent man in the county for that work. NIL Remington . has prepared a plan of construction for the Cascade county hooch which IS 611 feet long and 12 feet deep. It is the booth at the north- west corner of the- lower Boor of the el main exhibit hall. which this county has occupied since the state fair was inaueurated. Mr. Remington has planned a novel and at front por- tal for the booth. It consists of five Us zantine arches, each leading to the interior of a section of the dispia . .. Thus there ts ill be live sectional dis- plays in the aggregate exhibit, each display about 12 feet wide. N1r. Rentineton's plan Ii is been sub- mitted to the board of dire tors of the fair association for approval. Several members of the board have expressed privately their approval of the plan and l it is nroletble That it will he adopted . officially by the board. Five hundre s d dollars has fv : sen raised this far for I. ascade county s exhibit it the St3Itt fair. The Northern NJon- tana fair association has appropriated $210 for the show and the county C()1111111RSItmer S. as 11S t1:11. ha % e also given $2511. \rhe fair a;eawrition has called upon the ( ;rear Fails Board of Commerce. the NI VII 114111S . ASS9CIM the Builders and the Real h;state es- ! chanevs to s'iiipPlY die rernainine $590.! which it is hoped to raise. Irhat still mean that emit of those organizamms will have to subscribe $125. It IS understood that all of them ate willing to approptiate that ammint. Growing Winter Wheat in the Northwest By Prof. Thos. Shaw l'he winter wheat crop of 1913 in the two Dakotas and NIontana will he largely dependent on the way that it is sown the coming reason. In the Da- kotas it can not be giown exactly along the same lines as in 'Montana. The discussion, therefore. will dwell first on grossing this crop in the Dakotas and then in Montana. In North Dakota and in the eastern Ii alf at least of South Dakota, the win- ter wheat crop is not a sure crop un- less it is pros tried with protection. By ' protection is meant such protection as grain stubble or corn stalks will bring to the growing crop. This fact should be recognized by all who attempt to grow winter wheat in the area named. In the said area winter wheat is almosi certain to fail even though sown on summer fallowed land. It will cer- tainly fail on stubble land plowed after harvest. The only salvation for it under such conditions lies in snow covering it all the winter, an masurrance that comes very seldom. It is just about as certain that win- ter wheat will succeed in the portions , of Dakota named if the wheat is sown , earls- enough and is given sufficient „ protection. It may be sown amid the smithies of gr:on. It is better not even ! to disc the stubl ule , . for that may and still so far destroy the protection. The' talky - the smithies are the more perfect the protection. This shinild be borne in mind when rutting a grain crop thai is to be sown to winter wheat. Stub - Ides that are clean are greatly to bel (('onti:incd on page 4) William H. Alexander Aged Resident of Haynes, N. D., Dies here Wednesday at the Home of His Son What is said to he the first death in this town since Geyser was estab- lished in its present location, occurred w ednesday when ‘viniana Alex- ander, who came here last Thursday, from Haynes. N. D., died at the home of his son. As mar as,pysicians could ascertain, death INAS due either to pres- sure on the brain, or a softened area. Mr. Alexander, who was 70 years of age, had come here, accompanied by his son, H. W. Alexander, after sellino mat his farm and personal property in in North.Dakota to make his home with his son. L. CeAlexander, who is engaged in business heie. He has been in poor health for some time, but seemed to stand the trip fairly well. He retired as usual on Thursday night and from that time until he finally ex- pired he lay apparently unconscious. Several physicians were called, all giv- ing the opinion thin he could live only a few hours. Mr. Alexander leaves a stile, in Los Angeles, Cal., and eight sons and daughters as follows: L. C. and H. W. of Geyser, Geo. II. of Dow City, Iowa, Melvin and Frank of Has nes, N. D.; Adolph of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. F. E. Cline of Los Angles, Cal., and Pearl Alexanderof Cherokee, Iowa. Some of the family are expected hew to attend the funeral, compleie arrange- ments for which have not been made , at the time of going to mess. Prob- abilities are that tile body will he bur- ied in this vicinity. Rev. E. II. Sikes will officiate. Ice Cream for Sale Ice Cream served by the dish every Sunday during the hot weather. NI RS. NliNN1ESiIrRED For first-class work job printing. see us. Prices right. Delivery pro m pt AIEN WHO DESIRE STYLISH CLOTHES 1!L built to their own measure from their own choice of all -wool fabrics should look into the ex- ceptional merits of Taylor Tailoring. Nothing comA: pares with it in point of beauty, quality or price. Our new line of sam- ples for fall and win- ter is just in. Over 500 in the best variety of patterns and qual- ifies to choose from that you aver saw. For your Fall Suit, Pants or Winter Coat, come and see us. We will treat you right PURDY TRADING COMFY G EY S ER, MONTANA Dry Goods & Furnishings Your corset is the most important garment of your entire wardrobe. Attempt to appear stylish, trim and graceful without a cor- set and you will quickly appreciate how vital our corset is. We sell the HENDERSON CO1(:i1.,'T because we know that we can fit women of c%ery proportion with a model that is in- dividually suited to their figure. Prices from $1.50 to $3.50\ each. FLOUR New supply by the carload just arrived — good and fresh, right from the mill. You know the quality, which is superior to any other brand . . Fresh Fruit of all kinds, vegetables and I1CNV potatoes arrive every week. See its about your fruit for canning: also jars. We hint! the Mason jars in pints and quarts. For a good, quick mid delicious lunch, N\ always carry a good simply of canned meals, salmon, sardines, oysters, clams, pork and beans, and fruits. We carry only the best 4 grades. 7.11Dmitutimmuviwps tA rr...rermarnewageisminamoexwmagn GEYSE R, MONTANA A Cleaning up of Odds & Ends Don't forget our Bar- gain Sale, it is still on. \ Bargains of all descrip- tions. Odds and Ends of alf seasonable goods ht on sale at a big reduc- tion. Come and gCtHENDERSON ) our share of them! r 'o s n e t F r • PURDY TRADING COMFY WIFACRIViRiMMargriatt74420,411VelailladraileiM MihblialiWISIRSt.4069,8704VMMAVIIIMMINWISSM

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 08 Aug. 1912, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.