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• VOL. 3. r , GEYSER, MONTI, MAY 8, 1913 st , •et,A i••••• Arlo. ri t10112 - 0 0 ^ \\.\).% • • r:-- • . • ^ • a.\ osiso ocao=== 0=10 10= 0 = 0 =10 =01:101= 0=0 0 0 10= 0 ====10=10 =10= 0=10=0 1 1 1•LIST YOUR LAND • • • II Freseman & MoodY Farm Loan Co., 0 GEYSER, CASCADE COUNTY, MONTANA. 10=0 0=0===10=0==10=0 10 0 0O' .0 . 0===oao 0 0 0 0 ocaoc===ocao= o =10 =0C301 A Local Institution. As the volume of business done by a bank is somewhat of a barometer of local conditions, we take pleasure in giving a short biography of our local institution.—Ed. It was about three years ago that a body of public spirited men met and decided that Geyser was destined to be a city, and such being the case the town should have a bank, and if a bank, a good one. To be a good bank it must be one of ample capital, have a representative body of shareholders and have a building and equipment that would serve for years to come. It is easy to work tip a spirit of en- thusiasm over a new enterprise but, to dig down and put up Twenty five Thousand Dollars in cold cash for a business proposition in a town. scarce six months old takes nerve that is bred only in men who live in the big North West. Among the original subscribers' for the stock of the First State Bank', of Geyser were S. C. Purdy, A. J. Stough. H. 1). Myrick. E. C. Coo . k, Peter Vann, M. Nl. Jensen. N. NC- StIve, Wm. Keinaghan, Owen Fer- gus, Geo. S. Knerr, David Sirflpsou rl James Kernaghan. Most of these men are still interested in the bank i a id as there is none of the stock on the market it would seem as though they were right in mind as well as in ,nerve. As history is usually more authentic than prophecy it is not out of place here to recount some of the benefits derived, and work accom- plished by this growing institution. Interior View of the First State Bank of Geyser. A Local Institution in which we all are Interested. sin. The cashier tells us that they have now about three hundred active customers and new ones being added daily. While the dividends to the stockholders have not been large, they are better satisfied to wait for the fur- ther development of the service has been rendered without any charge to the patron. A perfect rec- ord has been kept of every out-of-town item, showing date, number, endor- sers and amount. It has paid checks drawn on the First State Bank to the amount of One Million Eight Hun- dred Thousand Dollars. Not bad for a three year old is it? It cett.tinly It has. at different times made 12511 policy so if the gins- men or yegg-men loans to its customers. and. thanks to come to town the hank wont lose. Lute high standard of honor and citizen- It is highly probable that before ship of the people of this vicinity have another year the capital stock of the all been paid, or will be, when due, bank will be made $50,9110.00 instead The bank has cashed checks and of $ 25,00 \\ 0 as at Present. drafts on other towns and cities to tht Enough people hasl'already 'pledged number of Eighteen thousand, and this their support to the additional issue of stock when the time is ripe for en- largment, and the way the town and surrounding country is growing it would seem as if that time is not far away. KNERVILLE NI iss Jay Rind is attending school in the Lonetree district. speaks well for the upper Judith Ba- Mrs. R. E. Dickson and children visited at the home of her parents Ir. and Mrs. L. J. Silve, Thursday-. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bain spent Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Silve, Miss Marguerite Jennings was also a visitor than cripple the prospesme depiisno , by charging a pawn -brokers rate of in-' Ed. Boyd was a terest. A rate never in excoss of 10 1 h. per year haralways prevailed this rate being charged by city banks having many' millions of dollars on deposit. The per capita - expense of operating a small bank is larger by far than that of a large bank and this extra expense is usually met by charging a usurous rate of interest. Another big item of From speaking well of your own town expense is the carrying of a large cash on all occasions? It is just as can to reserve some fifty one percent now, tell your visitors that our town is coin - but the depositor has the assurance that his money is alit it s On hand. come P\sed ofas good peopleis1°11\6\ i lit' earth. You will break none of the ten what may. The bank has recently ad -led a fit e thousand dollar burglary c\nmandmentsin555 log this. recent business vim - tor in Volt Benton. Mrs. N. M. Silve and Mrs J. P. Mansfield drove to Lonetree Saturday and spent the day with Mrs. Janey Boyd at her home there. I)on't he a little hammer. knocker. Hide your NVhat is to hinder you 111,',731%. The Straw Hat Weather is here at last. and in order to keep yourself comfortable and cool-headed you have to invest in a straw hat. We have the nicest assortment this season that you ever saw in the latest styles and shapes, from the cheaper to the higher grades. A visit to our store will convince you. Barefoot Sandals for children in all sizes—cheap, sttong and comfort- able. • Summer Underwear For Men, Women and Children. Now is the time to change your heavy winter underwear, with a lighter garment. Our line of summer underwear is exceptionally good, both in single pieces and union suits, in light, medium and heavy in all the sizes h r Women and Children. You will find a big variety of quality and price, Ask to see bur line Hand Sewed Buck, I log Skin and horsehide GLOVES Our big assortment is offering you anything you want in that line fr(iin 35 cents and up. Summit - T @ a d% Shirt Look for the Collar. stands for quality combined with fit and workmanship. The popular \Town and Country\ Shirt with the Yale collar is in a big demand Come and see our this season. selection. We are handling one of die latest lines that is made in this country. \Summit\ Something New in Work Shirts Ventilated -triple stitched, re -in forced Jumbo size Milton F. Goodman Shirt Rourny and emninrtahle, %NW Ma \year three ordinary shirts. COUGHLIN BROS. & CO.. GEYSER. MONTANA 44-`