Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, May 07, 1915, Image 1

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• s - gier _ . . • .tr •.. --- J•••; •: ‘4. t\.21Z: - - • ' . . • • \ • . . • !•• sis a a• 1 - • ^. VOL. 5. GEM12., mc•NT., MAY 7, 1915 NO. 13 Big Fire at Belt Early Sunday !noting fire broke out at the A. CM. Co. power plant and tipple and within two hours the boiler hretee, machine shop, blacksmith shop and tipple was a ma.% of smoking wreckage. The tire WIlfl first discover- ed by Night Watchman John Jeffries who attempted to send in an alarm from the office telephone, not realizing that the phone had been disconnected sever - el days bfore. John Pearson who lives near the mine was awakened and sent in a call for th e fire department from his house phone, as likewise did J. M. Dick t•y, and John Jaap, who was returnine front ad ance at. Armington with allied of passengers in hi s automobile, also noticed the blaze from the road. and brought his ear to the hoap house pul- ling both carts to the fire. The local department was, soon on the ground, but owing to the headway the fire had gain ed in the tipple, could do but little moor, than attempt, to save the adjoining buildings. The power house, contain ing the big engine and compressors and the'lmulag esystem was 'saved, also tin fan. and several buildings to the north were saved. Timbers at the main en trance to the mine were on fire and u large part of th e roadway at this point was raved in to prevent the flames frem neutering the mine. No theories are advaneed as to the cause of the fire as Mr. Jeffries had just made his rounds a short time before he distewered the fi a mit, sit dfound everything uppearantly alright. The tipple whieh was constructed of heavy timbers throughout, appeared to be a mass of flames front one end to the either, when first discovered. The ra- pitity with which the fire spread in the tipple might be explained by the at- .cumulatton of dust which naturally col- lect* in such buildings. But no cause can be discovered for the origin of the fire. The progreas of the fire wail So rapid that Mr. Jeffries. the night watch man, was severely burned while attemp- ting to call ventral over the phone, and indeed, had asinarrow escape with his life,being nearly suffocated with the gas and smoke. His dog which had followed him into the office, did not eseape so luckily and lost his life in the flames. A serious problem arose during tli4 fire in regard to the power line, tie Belt station ofw hit+ is located just south of the power house. On account of the high voltage, Mr. Sherman tele- phoned the Geat Falls Power Co. to stint off the power on the line as the pole , were in danger and the lice wine would be a menace to the fir e men. Th. ;soles- connecting the eite - enurrp - home wre burned and a new line had to ist strung, and during the change the pumt Was out of e \Sailltl. Making the stip They met al Bezemlin It few days age ply to tight fire rather 'short. It %%as! Had pertei•ted the Gallatin County about eight hour s hefere the lint. eas I lls 4 ort\I • Ilse Purl\\le of fixed and the pewer turned on agate.: %%hid' I to \ 4- \1\ 1 \le 'it the use of null the pump put at work. For the: purebred dairy sires, keeping milk and pail year the A. C. NI. l i lll has been imerated by the t'. W. Sterkli• Cola Co. under leaf.. \Ir. Nterkle'e in- dividual loss was etinsidrable. HMI ill - diadem over loo tons of mined real h. the tipplt• anti 011 III/111y t A., a /1./ lion.11. ii' Ii Wits loll ill the stab- le Which! had twin imprevislied f the old imiebint , shop building. Two Gleat Northern ears headed with .teil were destroyed and limey huh,. eats. silliev and headed. SI•Velll I /1,1 ,rails ott lir. main line ot & Northern had to be replatast iefor e the trains euttld get through. The pewer plant unit I ipidi• at NO. I atim• were built about twenty yea' , .go. The tiled,. al that time ea, ton atiered one ot the hest hi tlit , rotten - s - tud kid a capacity of hatellieg guile ohs of coal pr dav. The eost lit CM! tliet inii WAS ill t 114' 11,igh Mil 01 250,()00. The opened by the . any was closed down alemt tuo ye:lo- go tied smite of the initeliinery 1\4.1110% •I. though the hoilers. poste] plant. anti ipple tattle - mine/it still ft - iiiai II t - il Anil/Mies Id 1111c. (Ii,' II it.!' amil ISI.ol 1....11 li ir1.614 ince. 6111St 1110W 1111101 ilsinag.• is done head.. the • value,' be determined for ...veral days as the mine entrance is 'ars.\ and smoke sitting thiongli he ert•s•iee s of earth. It is eel theught hat the flames jeandrate4 any gieal ietince melee ermine!. he G. SI'. Merkle coal Co.. Ntr. Mel kle elates that at present his fettle - !am, ale indefinite. but that in all pre ability he will reepen the Hem. a lid 411101i loll -4 MI sl ,111,111 It. nI --must. A different site %%ill b. ebosee or Goer elmilding of the tipple :old it till b built in suet] rindle• the local 111111611161 for ef t we an d at coal, which h• oaf., ti . riribi: , 'to slop- e from the old tipple. 'leveler problems for the fire hg lit leveloped during tit,. Mate. All the loadings burned. eight in 111111111e1 - . ii t-l'• mostly steed frame, eovereit with email ated iron sliding. and As tetenitie- ould not Is' reached e ll r ies... 11 M ,,I * II.. gent heat. it was rowel irtipt.e•il.1.• le et water to the lire moil the stile-tures allasped. All the 1.1111.11n , , appealed o limn from the eiside. the lit,- meticatilig heat to the int.-less Ilelt ValleV START TO ORGANIZE DAIRY INTERESTS It' u.'Iuiius ii M01111013. uisus :iillnt iii county Iluhi yinen te, Nil Ill orgisuizing ter tlw ii pluuul hi. ii I the dairy holeetly in Meet hotter fat records., etel itt may other mailer to aid and foster the dairy in- •••ci•els of the community. They climes for their officers. NV. 0. president; George Hogan, viee• ['resident. and Prof. G. I,, Nlartin Of th, +I e• 414 . 1'14111y. This i s th,• tirst emitter ill Montana I,, kit, tor the purpoee of foster- ingl the thims industry, but severs ether connt Ws are well on their way toe and s\ • lar organizat ions. The Wheat Situation I have been nevi% ing rt-p01 . 11 from % A 1 . 14,11, I IS , and A It imhi. itt.- another wheat ere', this year. Sly private ad- tica are emitirettied be flit , statement hich lie I 'tilted St a t Department .1griculture a lest days ago. While the govt.' emend crop reports cendition s lower than they were .6 year age, the winter wheal itert•age t his yi SI I 111111 - 11 Is. fger 1111111 1{110 I I till 1114111 , 4 )t..lil is almost fore gone tont III.O011_ links, there ShOii hi hi 111.• ly 'twee turd wi'uuh her. Yon know, our I91-1 wht•itt crop was , 11.• gn•atcst ev.r liarveeted in the his- lol y tit hi' r11111 - 11 • ., i;11.•s. It exeeed •1 that of 1013 -the reiord breacker up !ii t hat t init-by 127,637.mat bushels. Not only Was 11w 1914 crop lerge, but it sold far evceptienally good prices. 1 am .k lightest to see that the pros sets are even better then they wen his time !net year. According to th. experts winter wheat, on lst. 'showed It condition ot 1118.S pl-l• 1,111. whileas April 1st last year it W (I, reported at 95.0 pot Cent. - If (WS acreag e were the SaIlle it W011141 1114.1111 Iliat We 6.1111141 hardly alltiehpate as laig. ereei this year as Nei. But the arr. , - . ea II hitger: it has inereased Ti OM 35,3:47INSt last year to it ,INCi.01/0 11,1. var. a gt1 ill W II 1.4 far . 11011.. than ell -sets th.. hover entelititin Our Me- nile. 1.11 ,....ther, there i4 ro 61.4611 to lielieVe barring unite- I :en contiiigencies, to claire.- that we it'll 111461.. WIIIter Olicat thei y ear I u -Iii hilt. it expected liy a : ,..,11 majerity those ( 1 oln 551 ii Si' 111.111 1'64.4 lying 1141% a. IN I•11 61. 111, gOVer 604 OWn reporters. that the spring wheat areil Will 'MOW a litre , . •airl eter last vette A y•ear egos while th e winter -wheal clop WaS the lal grit in r/xor.l. the spring wheat yield was ° heti , wet ill Ii1,4 -wt.( T ”I . • 3 t YOU'LL SEE ME: HEPE EVE R,Y WE.' EN cv.,•b_rso , WE HAVE ENGAGED BUSTER BROWN To WoRY, Fop. S. HE WILL BE OUR \LITTLE SALESMAN\ IN PRINT. HIS MERRY FACE WILL APPEAR IN THIS PAPER EVERY WEEK. HE WILL TELL YoU oUR STORE NEWS. , READ WHAT HE HAS To SAY. Every -thing in Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Sh Kennedy -McConkey ( y'ompa The Quality Store. at ,rm t we! ne a alder It cent AHI tear and with the \blown\ eotintr heckling ililW 11 to a harvest denied i many years. J have hard work .keepin , •our. getting too exuberant over fart , middle's, and prospeets. I hop,. 1 ef11 Ink.. the happy mindful') always an et let a neurally buoyant dispositioi uake me over -optimistic or blind ti conditions. But unless some thing iinforseen and exeeptional an seeeditigly untoasirti teseire I look fu • winter and spring wheat crop the - ill continue our prosperity and Main sin the record of the last two yea. 'o Ruch an extent that good times wil throughout the entire country -Iowa Homestead. A FARM FOR CITY BOYS A group of city boys who have jus' tilthilled fem.-year course in practieu gerietiltur.• on a New York farm hav, the department where they •ave reeeived edditional instruction soil surveys, soil tests. and hod boring 611141 are being posted generally on the work of the Federal department. There are 14 el theat• young men, and thes call them:liven \l'he Omega (Ult.\. They an• ateomeairied by their ditettor; Ifr. Butter Stanley. Some 14 years ago Mr. Stanley or , ph Ii it unique e xperiment in agri (entire. 11.• thought that for growinp eity boys the benefit of some practice tarm experience, would be invaluable audto el k+. 40111. , of the young men ot eity, 1.11101•11. it chance to experience actual country life as well as to givi I hem something profitable to do du r• Mg 11141th/11a and on Saturdays, hu gought his interesting project into be- ing. A typical New York farm of 60 acres sues steered, veldt as many distinctivi t, -attires The farm has mildings. a wood lot, a river, a dry dream. anti presents it 111.1111ber of dif fert•nt 4.1611411t 16611.. Sixty isoyit every year an• pi% PO . I he privilege of manag- ing anti eperaling this farm. %Slit. , wishing to make the idea practical, Mr. ,stanley did not desire to lake the boys 641 1 1 or away from homes. se lit- leen enrolee(' that they ahould live with their peopl.• and attend their .s 'hoots, merely devoting vaeations, Sat- urday afternoons, and other idle thnee ,to the work. The farm is about 5 miles o ren ti wit. and SOMI. of the young city farmers ride bicyelea or street cars for part of distance to stork while others %sink. There are four elasses of booys in 'he school. eaeli a ith about 14 nem- bele mei they emu 5 to /4 rents an hour for theii work, the wagea varying with t he ili,s 11;ly pays art HIM Ila I :aS 10 the Ulrich rioters io $7.50. anairding I. th, 611t6.664. 1.114•11 Class 4661 alphornorei elmese. ferliniate young men who are ti foll..wthein the next year. Front Oil srrior s 0109PII by the boys W110 re- main as postgraduate instructors, and he second year 1.1110 - eine graduation ne of these is chosen to be the sumo Mendu rit of the farm. A superintend , lit 15 y i-t ut age is at 1ort - .1.411. ill111111 ly holding down his pat elide the gradu- Ming class. suit), 'Streeter . Stanley, are iii Wrishington. In Winter Boys Make Potato Crates Even in winter, when actual opera• tions on the farm are not practicable, .•.1 eptisni prevails that this will not iJ4iii agaiti this year. 1 A Iii quite interested personally iii letkilts W1111.11 reach rue it west- ern l55li55.t, the \blown\ eountry, as 114.•y woe' to call it, where Immely lying seil Was fernier's- blown back and forth by the strong wind,' until it remehed to tlit- seetind stories and even to the eves of houses, barricading them as though tie. Militates were entrenched against an (ii M'. pi•oblem seems to hass- solved there, Menke to deep plow- ing and stoutly good snow and rain- fall at the very time when moat need cd A friend utiles me that this year, iii la11110114 Of the ‘Velit ern Kansas 1 - 1011111 lel where the drifting of soil has caused h loss in revimie years, the SILiftwe i s lying perfte.tly still mid iiiis- mug e twat. Ile add this interesting in - 1 1 The twelve inches of anew and the imir inches of rain since the first of II...slither have thrwoughly soaked the eol MI I hilt it blew and has mad, the subsoil wet 'several feet deep. Never befor e have the conditions been IS good as at the present. I tell you that is reassuring news. If kit II g aticeetelt•d in reising .1 mitt for the manufacture of farm artteIr is run in the town. Every year the boys manufacture about 6,000 potato crates Alone, and throughout the country dia- trit.ta in the vicinity of Elmira the erete s of these boys may be seen. Com- mercial talkies are also made. This work done evening after school and on Saturdays. The farm long past the experimen- tal stage, and many of its graduates have entered vollees g of agriculture, %%Alienist , . they have gone to take posit - 4/114 11( responsibility. Some are at pre- tient employed in the Federal depart- ttn.nt. SOW FLAX THIS YEAR F1167111149 610 Well to observe the old adage, \plant cheap seed.\ The over prottut.tion of flax du w ring the past to year.. has reduced the lint's-, and has alao decided many furinere not to saw ttax this sming or at least to sow ainal- ler acreage. 'heat, on the other hand lam brought high prices anti the eat situation is turning the attention of farmers everywhere to Hai. produetion ot the boys are kept busy.Apraetieal shopl FEDERAL BUREAU SENDS EXPERT TO MONTANA Bozeman, Montana, May 3, Mr s Henrietta W. Calvin, expert in home ee(1610Mlea for the United States Bureau of Education, and formerly dean of women at the Oregon Agricul- tural College, visited the Montana State College, this week to make an in- vestigation of the work done in home economics, in preparation for a report to be made to the department at 1Viishingt on. Mrs. Calvin has been busy edit this investigation for Ser- ena months, having begun with Ow inetitutione in California, and visited all the important schools in Oregon, Waehington and Idaho, before coming to Montana. From here he will work along the northern tier of states, vis- iting only the land grant college s ani *late universitiei. THE LOFER They say that I um worthles s end I guess, attest, 1 be, 'eatise kid, and s h„ 1 w ill i t , t „ th i s yi ,„ 1 .. with isommt ht. Montana has probably increased more isiii.o00,0au bushel, of wheat last year a bread crop in the expectation of pro• other people's doge they hine up to me. acres I m winter wheat than last the ultra( aereage front 25 to 50 pei civi•r tires lone years. The British overnment i s using influence in Canada title, anti Awetralia to give wheat pre rence over other crop.. to sow mon heat, if ni.cessary to sitteditute wheal in flax or other products. Rtlegia IS 'ging the prollitetion of wheat, and . ie government is obtaining control o Treat wheat reserves as a war measure. \ranee and tit•rniany and Austria art tot forgetting the need of great storel wheat tor their armies. These things will greatly increase th. roduct ion of wheat abroad while high aices from a sufficient incentive to row wheat in America, Should we increase our wheat acreagi 't • titioffvfekriute, of .411er.cropS.! A yrifie then said. \When everyone is going In - ii a line of production is a good timc :or me to get out. end when everyonu going nut is a good time for me to •zet in.\ This experience has been tested anti found sound in the experience of eearly every fanner. Few plant cheap Thinte who do reap a rich liar- 111at in most cases. • Listen! The great flax regions o' she world. Russia. India and Canada. tire going to raise more wheat and lees Ilex this year. Flax hasn't been very profitable recently as a farm product. ,Don't the signs point to a erne!l acreage this spring. is light world erop next oinitner, high i prices for flax in the fall. Ind spy high priced seed next eying? don't like to advise farmere what to ,'o, but it looks to like a safe bet to put in flax this spring. Sew it early on well prepared ground. Think it over far• mere and see wether you agree with me The Extension office has employed s man to devote the next two months of hitt time to it flax program. as RP in- 'ierition of Its belief in the value if ' ix.- 1.% S. Cooley, Director of Agricul- twat Extension Service, Bowman. -- MISSOULA TO CELEBRATE Missrethe Montana, April 26th, --- What promie , a to be the biggest wild We.t allow ever staged in Montana is elieduled for Missoula on .Inly 2, 3, 4. sod 5th. The Stampede is the name ...Melt hits beim s ell. -t -h for the event hind the thoroughness with whit•li n•litiiiitalv plena have been made pro- mises much for the eucesa of the event. The varions event will bi• eon the leimnioneltips of the world and in order that this may not nod seem an idle state Input the Missoula management has con traoted with several of the best all- round cowboys in the world. Contracts hav e been signed with such men as \Tex\ Where]. who is now with Barnum A Builio's eireits at Madison Square garden, in New York and their preen,' .01 make the events *something to le- • menthe ri ltiii h ,Part On, world' M11110011 girl relay rider, and her fain ons fitting o1 relay horses will be enter 1 in th e big relay event. It s th e . date MI 4Sollta celebrate' her fittieth anniversary and one of the big ft -tames of the celebration will be th., Iii -t At I. al pagealit on the 'twining of fitly 5. 'Fite Untversity of Wiseonsin Shlitary 'taiga a fin piece organization - ha hr. -111 qi-I e.1 tOr .1111y 4 amid 5. Many 'mien,. entertainnu.nt features ar e being plenned. The railroads hare granted a epeeist fare of one-and-a.thiril rate for the roundtrip. This. rate ex- tends from Miles City on the *sot to Spokane on the west. NVhile decent men is rieratnblin . to nail a dollar doss -ti I spend ii best part of my time In aimless ramblin' roun'. I pity let@ of well -dressed Hoke that cooly pass me by, the weariness that's on their lip -a, the pain that's in their eye. In winter, just. a corner near to some rile else's fire; in summer -time a patch of shade's the top of my desire. A gun when fall winds whistle, a pole when fishes bite, three meals, or les s if need be, and a place to sleep at night. To tutu a little favor for a stranger or a pal, to get a. tender smile from a young- or a NIL to girl' with them that's grinning, and weep with them that weep, to never mind my enemie s and like may friends a heap, to never hurt o, women's heart, nor do a man a worng /ask for bathing ease .wept -to AIrlIt sad leaf Moir INICELLEI like the cunning little gopher Lykellel I hope you'll prosper little loafer Yykelle! And raise sirne little ones so dear The farmer lonely lives to cheer And be a Grand Dad in one year Lykelle! I hope that then you'll come around 1.ykellel And pick the seeds Up from the ground • Lykellet And then get fat and slick And around my wheat field stick I'll dope you when:you're sick Lykelle! 111 protest you front all harm Lykelle! You are welcome on my farm Lykelle! And when the weather is cold and raw I'll put wheat right In your craw The best you ever OW Lykelle! IN'hen you're gone I'll feel real sad Lykelle! Por we really Reed you bail Lykelle! And if anyon e should lie Some strychint• real close by 1Vith grief Pile surely die Lykelle! NI. E. BILLY SUNDAY .REJECTS .Srys,000 MOVIE OFFER Petersen.. N. .1., May 1. --The Rev, Billy Sunday today declared h e had refit:Pit an offer of $175,00 to appear in the \moviee\ for a year. This state- WM vane. when he Was asked con- cerning a reported offer of $50.000 to appear in the lilm. \Th.• Sky Pilot.\ \I enter this movie game,\ de- clared Sunday. \MY business is ear - big emits. and I'm going to eliek to it.\ Among the 598 \trail bitten:\ bort night. Billy Sunday coented many sandy -haired you I hi and pig -tailed girls for it was school children's night. With yosterilay'e converts, Sunday nos has 6.514 \trail - follower.. Col - le, tion s to daft. total $22.704. smitiav will 'ample a ball game to- day between the local high school nine and the tfain from New Town High el l.- Omaha N. cies. --- BRIEF DECISIONS Marriage is often merely an endur• anee contests. When \Hun 's - fall out honest men hear the truth. ..-

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