Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, August 18, 1916, Image 2

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GEYSER ATLANTIC CITY SEEN FROM AN AEROPLANE TUDTTF1 BASIN TTMES This [photograph 01 Atlantic Lill, 1:11,4•11 11'0111 011e 411 111 111.• ;1%1:111011 SectIon Oi the New York naval Militia, shows the winding inlet, the yacht pier and the baseball grounds at tiw popular seaside resort. CHILDREN INVEST IN BRITISH WAR LOAN ss . ... . ....... ... ..... COUNTIES ENTER Tar CONTESTS Alt RANGE FOR EXHIBITS AT MON. 1ANA'S GREATEST FAlle PRIZES ARE OFFERED. CAVALRYMEN OFF FOR BORDER Leave Fort Harrison For Douglas, Aril - - zone, to Join Remainder of Second Montana Regiment— Company Fully Equipped for Service. Helena. Already 27 counties have announced that they will make exhibits at the state fair this fall—the best fair ever to be held in Montana—on appropria- tions made by their county commis- sioners, under the law allowing such appropriations up to the sum of $1,000. Now is the time for the other coun- ties to plan their exhibits. It has been demonstrated that $390 will provide a prize-winning exhibit, if the money is spent upon the judicious collection of materials, and a hustling, well -quail. fled Mall is put in charge. No county can afford to overlook the state fair as the one great land, agricultural and livestock advertising agency in the state. The efforts Sec- retary It. S. Skinner Is making to ex- cel former state fairs, and some of them have been dandies, will surely make it the big noise. The noise will be heard all over the United States by land buyers and pros- pective settlers. They will be coming hero in thousands every year now for some years, and counties that make ex- hibits at the fair will have something Immediately available and tangible to attract their attention, and conclu- sively demonstrate what the farms of the county will do. It will pay. NIontana's winnings at the Panama - Pacific exposition at San Francisco, in- cluding three grand prizes and many medals. made the state's splendid re- soarces and fertile lands known. State fall* exhibits will advertise counties. For the best five sheaves of wheat and one bushel of wheat the largest and most valuable premium ever of- fered by a state fair will be awarded. A big bull tractor worth $730. Every wheat farmer in the state ought to try fsr this. Montana beat the world at Fan Francisco with her wheat. It will Se \some wheat\ that heats every .ither exhibit in the state and takes the bull tractor. * * * The cavalrymen, recruited and en - ;11 neerly every school in Englund the children are being la melt et saving tiloto.y. The boys and Or* camped at Fort Harrison within the are eneournged to invest lii tlw government war loan. The photoograph s how the pennies are collected. In most cases the beaditinster of tlie school makes the collection. The little ottes line up. and lust the girls and titer the boys turn In their money. HELPING THEIR WOUNDED PRISONER Sser ..C4:4;': ` '' '‘ ... t..,...e....._ ... e t 4„ '-' •:‘-• .'' . ' ' . • , , „.. birriir..... • .0\40\ • mr, • 0 -4 41i \ zgaza6116' .....brad.a. :sir.' Al , . 11 witt I ItittalM'ra t oh trom tile I 4 il 1 , 11 IM 1h,' me...icrti trout sleeve toig n 'British Tottittlie giiitig a %%omitted Gerinaiii, maple ezsiptiti.,, a (trite: lent) his Canteen. e PRISONERS BACK OF THE ENGLISH 1,INES ' ARABS WHO FIGHT TURKS Ile , 4- .4 11e, o. ot Arab. in a pippcppl encampment near the Red sea, who're flee lints. rebelled ngtoinst the Turks. and ere ineking headway in their fight :or rahitto Independence. TAKEN FROM EXCHANGES A recent publIcation of the Dominion slepartment ininilgrielen shows that .tuly 14-1,7S9 Minitel - tints arrived In comeln during the fisted year ended Nlerch 31. 1915. From Gro•at Britain there Were 42.276. as Compared with 1:2.1,- In the previous year, and from the United States 59.799. 115 compered with 107.530 hi 1913-14. The problem? if immigrntion nfler the war is already 'wing discussed in Coniela and Great Itritain. mid plans are under consider - 114111 for the settlement of returned sooners on the vacant lands of the I eiminion of Canada as well as of nift- y: oversell countries of the British em- pire. -- 'rhe word \and\ occurs 46,527 times !rt holy ireripture-10.984 times In the o Nd Test:um-le and 85,543 times In the New Testinnent As it race. the tallest people In the tlermau prisoners taken in the first days of the battle of the Stamm. and world are the Itororoe, of the south - held back of the English lines. The photograph shows the British trenches west of Brazil. They average 6 feet and dugouts. 4 inches In height. past month, have left for Douglas. Ari- zona, to join the remainder of the Second Montana regiment, which is now serving as a border patrol. Eighty privates with three officers and a sur- geon entrained at the fort for the long Journey. The necessary number, 68 in all, was reached three weeks ago, but delay in arrival of equipment held the men here. Last week the remain- der of the equipment was received, so the company will be fully equipped for border service when they arrive at Douglas where their horses will be provided. The officers' horses were taken aboard the train at Billings. The officers of the company are: Captain. Paul IS SleCormack. jr.; first lieutenant. Everett M. Direly; second lieutenant, Le Roy Miller. The 8111‘ geon is Captain Chitties F. Jump. • * * * Show Montana's Growth. The total value of all property In Montana for taxation. exclusive of the railroads, is $14r.1071.925. an increase of $42,4S4...457 over the value in 1915. .1. J. Ryan. clerk of the state hoard of equalization. has received reports from all the county assessors anti these figures are his compilation. Last I .year the railroad assessment was $7..4.- 000,000. It will not be any less this I year and even thought it be no more. The total assesed value of all property In Montana will be almost $500,000,000. * * * Many Unreserved Acres. Though the oldest land office In Mon- tana, there are still 3.227.302.88 unre- served acres in this district open to filing, according to the report of the of- ficials. Ity counties, this acreage is situated as follows: Beaverhead. 1,4)73,304; Broadwater, 163,939.92: Cascade, 74.399; Deer Lodge, 72,106, Gallatin, 12,547; Jeffer- son. 319,759.31: Lewis and Clark, 453.- 611.57; Madison, 408.598: Meagher, 314,419; Park, 2,580.72; Powell, 167, 086; Silver Bow, 139,252. * * * Dysentery In Guard Camp. Gen. Tasker 11. Bliss, who has been Inspecting the national guard stationed along the Arizona border, passed through Douglas en route to Columbus, N. M.. having completed his tour of the border. An epidemic of dysentery in a mild form has broken out in the na- tional guard camps here, being particu- larly severe in the camp of the See. ond Montana infantry. More than 200 cases are said to exist in the regiment * * * New County Democratic. South Central Montana is strong for President Wilson and Governor Stew art, H. J. Calhoun, democratic state committeeman from Stilwater county says. Mr. Calhoun, who is a prominent business man of Columbus. based hit prediction on first-hand observation: that he has made in that region fo: the past several weeks. The Wilsot administration has met with genera favor In the new county, the Helen - visitor said, anti the people down that are going to turn out a handsome mi lority for the president. FARM WOODLOTS FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED OLD WOODLOT, UNGRAZED—NOTE YOUNG TREES WHICH WILL MAKE FUTURE TIMBER CROP. (From the United States Department of Agriculture.) A permanent woodlot is an essential part of a well-equipped farm. In heav- ily wooded states especially farmers are likely to overlook this fact and recklessly cut, misuse, or clear up their forest areas. It does not occur to them that it may be 'advisable to al- low thrifty, immature timber to ma- ture rather than to remove it at a loss; and that It Is often better to practice intensive agravulture on areas already cleared than to clear additional areas which are in growing Umber. The one direct economic reason for the use of land as woodlot is that on some areas timber Is the most profit- able crop that can lie grown. This, of courses is especially true of poor and romgh lanti. Where all the land is adapt :dole to more valuable crops the woedlot shoulol occupy only a small part of the farm area. Tie.r are a great many indireet con- siderations, however, which justify the maintenaiwe of a pet•maie.nt woodlot on the farm. The important ones, a number of whit -hi are usually active In any particular case, - nee: (1) For con- venience of home use for fuel, posts, and other farm neols; (2) lIS it wind- break for buildings or crops; Ga s es_ a shelter for stock ; (4) for protection of land from erosion ; (5) to furnish work for Men and teams iluri rig spare time; (0) for purely esthetic reasons The farmer too often considers only the local and immediate uses of a woodiot, overemphasizing theta and disregarding other functions that might ultimately prove to be inure im- portant. For example, where agricul- ture is entering heavily wooded re- gions, timber is likely to be considered only an Menu:brans.... In long -settled farming regions, where most of the timber has been cut end only a few trees are left, the farmers may prefer to save the remnant for tie. shade It gives to stock or buildings or because it improves the appearance of the farm. In prairie country. protection to grain croope orchairds. stock, or buildings, together with service as a elITIVelli cut supply of wood for farm ('I itlStttmipt it in, may cause owners to piece a high value on their wood- lois. In mountainous regions Iletlir thickly populated manufarturing cen- ters the w000llot may loe valued for its wood -producing cup:trey ailmw. The temptation is to forget In' underesti- mate those funetions white' are not obviously and immediately beno.lieini. As a matter of fact, the less offivione functions are often the very ones which are likely to) prove of the. great- est value in the bong run. For e•xrun- ple, many of the Minte.sota farmers who totally cleared their lands: would he glad to have their woodiots back again for protective and falter pun- pose.s ; and farmers in the Central states already regret the abuse which WOODLOT OF MIXED GROWTH—LARGE TREE IN FOREGROUND SHOULD BE REMOVED TO GIVE YOUNG TREES MORE LIGHT. end for recreation purposes, for which rensoone Mena. at farm eel' a well -lo - rated grove of trees, however small, will sell for more than one without. Thus a w000llot may at the same time increase the general prosperity of the farm, add to its comfort as a home, ii ml enhance its eleue as an invest- ment. The reason farmers have not given as full consideration to the woodlot Rs It deserves is that they have not hind comph•te enough knowledge ,if the market possibilities of various wood - lot products and of the rate of growth end possible yields per acre of prop- erly cared for stands of different spe- cies and ages, or that they have consid- ered only the present need and have not looked ahead. Special attention Is now being given by the forest serv- ice to these questions and to the ques- tion of improve.d methods of market- ing. Information about the uses of various kinds of wood and the markets for them has been compiled for n num- ber of states. In some cases this in- formation has been published by the State Foresters in 1Voolol-Using In- dustry Reports and in Handbooks for Marketing Woodlot Products. A. new bulletin prepared by the forest serv- ice (Farmers' Bulletin No. 715, Meas- uring and Marketing Woodlot Prod- ucts) is a handbook of practical in- formation for farmers regarding the measurement of timber, the forms In which woodlot products are sold, the methods of sale, anti the way to find 1 market. Another just published (Farmers Bulletin No. 711, The Care ind Improvement of the Woodlot) .ontains Information ?Mended to as- tist the farmer in managing his wood- ot so that it will yield the best quai- ls , and (he largest amount of Umber of which ht Is caoable. has robbed their vi toil of the ca- pacity to yield a wottd I Top of inereits- ing value on the pmrer soils of the farm. It is, therefore, greatly to the interest of all farmers to (\insider not. only the present but the possible future usefulness of a farm woodlot. UNFAILING WAY OF SPREADING DISEASE Dirty Water Pan Is Menace to Poultry Flock—Vessel Should Be Cleaned Every Day. How often do you clean up the wa- ter pans In your henhouse?: You ought to clean them every day. For a dirty water pan Is the surest way of spread- ing disease throughout your flovie The best way of handling water In the poultry house is to keep it In a cheap, flat washbasin that (*lei be easily cleaned and refilled. It always pays to take care of water tanks. You have to fill them, and the few min- utes which you devote to each pan In cleaning is not lost. Place the open basin on a box some 8 or 10 Inches high and perhaps 18 Inches square, and keep n runway for it. This keeps it from filling up with dirt and straw from the floor and the hens do not climb Into it In drink- ing. Then put the box end basin In a sunny corner ef the house away from the roosts and nests, so that no dirt can fall Into it from above. Clean It and refill it with clean, fresh water every day and you will have put the disease germs to ffight trideffidtely.

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 18 Aug. 1916, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.