Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, September 01, 1916, Image 2
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43 MAKING RAPID STRIDES Canada Improving in Every Way —Agriculturally, Commercially and Financially. The reports coming to hand every . day from all branches of industry in Canada speak highly of the•construc- &re ability of that country. Recently the managing directors of the Canadian Credit Men's Associa- tion gave out the statement that busi- ness In Wertern Canada was good. In every branch it is better than in 1913, - and everyone will remember that In that year business was excellent. He says: \The beauty of it is the way in which payments are comitfg In. Mer- chants all over the West are taking their cash discounts. Such a transfor- mation I never saw. \From the records in the office I knew it was getting better. We clear here every retail merchant in the coun- try every three mouths, and we are therefore in the closest touch and have intimate knowledge of the way trade is going and how payments are being made. Conditions at the present mo- ment are better than I had dreamed it was possible that they should be'. - a \The statements which we are re- ceiving with refittence to the sta ng of country merchants indicates that there will be very few failures this fall. It Is quite remarkable. Men who have been behind fur years and in the hole are actually paying spot cash for everything, and taking their cash dis- counts. Banks and loan companies this fall will have more money than they know what to do with. \This is about the condition of trade, and I am glad to say there is no exag- geration in what I have said. The business of the prairie provinces Is In splendid condition.\ Crop reports are also good. From all parts comes the word that the crop conditions were never better, and the situation at the time of writing Is that there will be fully as great a yield as in 1915, when the average of wheat over the entire country was up- wards of '30 bushels per Here. The harvest therefore will be a heavy one— and, following the magnificent harvest of last year, the farmers of 1Vestern Canada will all he in splendid shape. Old Indebteduesses, much of which followed them from their old homes, are being wiped out, Improvements are now being planned, and additionta acres added to their present holdings. During the past year there was a large increase In the land sales both by the Cantu:Ian Pacific and Cunadian Northern land companies, as well as by private individuals. A great many of the purchases were made by fann- ers who thus secured adjoining quar- ters or halves, the best evidence prob- ably that could be had of the value of 1Vestern Canada land when those who know the country hest are adding to their holdings. A number of out - elders have also been purchasers, but -very little land has changed hands for .speculative purposes. An evidence of the prosperity of the 'country is found in the fact that such .a large number of farmers are pur- chasing automobiles. Alleged hard times in Manitoba have not dampened the ardor of motorists or prospective ones. The automobile Itemise department reported a few days since that there are 1,31) - Mae private owners of cars in the province this year than last. The number of licenses issued this year was 10,400, as against 8,800 lust year. At an aver- age cost of $1,000 ench the newly pur- chased cars represent a total outlay of $1,600,000, while the total number of cars in the province are worth approx- imately $10,000,000. The new cars are of modern types. Many people, for some unexplained reason, have feared and continue to fear that this country will experience a period of industrial and business dullness after the war. There seems to be no justification for such a specu- lation. On the contrary, there are sound reasons for belief in the prediction of Mr. Kingman Nott Robins, vice presi- dent of the Farm Mortgage Bankers' Association of America, who, in the Monetary Times, declares that Canada will experience her greatest propor- tionate development in production im- mediately after the conclusion of the war The country will certainly hav. exceptionally favorable commercial conditions to take advantage of. There will be the great need of Eu- rope in the work of reconstruction, and along with thin, the natural ten& ency of the allied to trade among them- selves, and perhaps special traffin4 privileges. Mr. Robins points out that the greatest development In the United States followed the costly end destruc- tive civil war. Mr. Robins, in an address before the Bondmen's Club of Chicago, expressed the opinion of a fur -thinking mind and the review of an experience of the laat of his numerous trips through the Ca- nadian West. When he said he re- garded the spirit of the Canadian people, as he found it, the most ad- mirable and encouraging feature of the entire situation. They are facing the sacrifices of war courageously and with calm confidence as to the result, and in similar spirit they face the eco- nomic future, confident, but expecting to solve their problems only by dint of hard and intelligent effort. An Important part of Mr. Robins' address, which invites earnest atten- tion, is that In which he refers to the land situation, and when his remarks are quoted they carry with them the impression gained by one who has given the question the careful thought of a man experienced in economic ques- tions, and specially those relating to soil and its production. He is quoted as saying: \Agricultural Canada was never so prosperous, and immigration of agri- cultural population both during and after the war seems a logical expecta- tion, finding support in an increasing immigration at present from the Unit- ed States, in spite of numerous ca- nards spread broadcast throughout the United States to discourage emigration to Canada. The lands of Western Can- ada, however, as long us they are as at present the most advantageous for the settler of any on the continent, must continue to attract, despite mis- representation, and on the increase of its agricultural and other primarily productive population depends the eco- nomic future of Canada. All other problems are secondary to this, and the large interests of Canada, recog- nizing Has fact, are preparing to se- cure and hold this population both dur- ing and after the war. They are con- tent to let city development and other secondary phases and superstructure follow in natural course. This recog- nition of the true basis of economic development is an encouraging augury for the future.\ \The war has brought the United States and Canada nearer together economically than ever before. The total investment of United States capi- tal in Canada doubtless exceeds $1,000,- 000,000, of which $300,000,000 has been invested since the war begun. Except for Great Britain, Canada is the Unit- ed States' best customer. Our exports to all of South America in the last three years were less than a third of our exports to Canada In the same pe- riod, although Canada has been rigidly reducing her imports since the war be- gan. Even France, a good customer of the United States, bought $70,000,- 000 less than Canada during 1913, 1914, 1915. And yet Canada's purchasing power is in the first stages of develop- ment only. It lies been estimated that the United States can support a popu- lation of 1300,000,000. Using the same basis of calculation In reference to nat- ural resources, Canada can support a population of 400,000,000. \Canada Is potentially the most pop- ulous, and, in primary production, at least, the richest unit of the British empire, and it behooves us in the Unit- ed States to know our Canada.\ The social conditions throughout Western Canada are everything that could be desired. Schtiols have been established in all districts where there may be ten or twelve children of school age, anti these are largely maintained ba liberal government grants. A fund for this purpose Is raised from the revenue derived front the sale of school land, one -eighteenth of all lands being set aside as school lands. All the higher branches of education are cared for, there being high schools at all important centers, and colleges and universities in the principal cities. The different religious denomina- tions prevail, each having its separate church, and religious services are held in every hamlet find village, and in far-off settlements the pastor finds an attentive congregation. The rural tele- phone is one of the great modern con- veniences that brings the farm home neqyar to the market. It Is not saying too much to state that in matters of social importance, in the most remote settlements they carry with them the same influence as is to be found in the most prosperous farming districts of any of the states of the Union.—AdvertIsement. Hard to Suit.. Mrs. Instile—I don't want that hat. Nobody wears anything like that now. The Milliner—Here's a charming lit- tle toque. Mrs. Instile—Take it away. Every- body has one like that. Truthful Wife. A detective was praising the truth- fulness of women. • \If war bulletins were as truthful as women,\ he said. \we'd have a better Idea of how this world struggle Is really going. \I remember a case the other day— it's Intetesting In its revelation of woman's truthfulness—the case of a husband who had disappeared. \Questioning the wife, I said to her: \'And now, madam, tell me—this is very important—tell me what goer husband's very last words were when he left?\ \'Ills last words,' the truthful creatUre answered, with a blush, 'were. \For heaven's sake, shut up I\ ' \ Nothing can be made out of nothing. Forget to Pay. Patrons of Winchester barber shops seem to have, a mania for forgetting to pay their tonsorial bills. In many cases It is done unintentionally. One evening, recently, a former Win- chester resident who now lives in Cali- fornia entered a barber shop for a haircut and shave. Ile was in a hurry. His business for the evening included a lodge meeting and most important c, all, catching a train for his home. Many of his old-time friends were In the shop when he stepped front the chnir. He bade them all good -by and started to leave the shop, lie had not yet paid his bill. \Did you forget something?\ the bar- ber asked as the customer was terve- Ing the shop. \Oh. yes. I beg your pardon,\ the customer replied. \Good -by, good -by.' And .the bill still remains unpaid.— Indianapolis News. A flirt usually begins to lose inter [p a man after she gets him to ad - that he loves her. GE SER JUDITH RAVI TIMES tana 1,, important Doing, al Piet Move Days Tlirounhout the Mate. tiditoci end Atiannud for Oct 14•atiotu. EATS LUNCH, THEN THROWS JEWELS OUT WITH REFUSE Passenger on G. N. Train Loses Valu- able Brooch — Telegram Starts Search Resulting In Recovery. Havre.—It nearly coat Mrs. James Holland of this city a valuable diamond brooch to eat a lap lunch on a Great Northern train while en route home from the East. The lunch was eaten near Culbert- son and remnants of it thrown out of a car window. Some time later Mrs. Holland missed her brooch, and failing to find it in the seat, concluded it had been thrown out the window with the leavings of lunch. The train conductor was notified and he wired back to Culbertson to start a search for tile brooch. Two hours later a wire was received stating that the jewelry had been recovered. STATE GREETS M. E. BISHOP Governor Stewart is Principal Speaker At Helena Banquet. Helena.—Montaea extended its for- mal welcome to the Rt. Rev. R. J. Cooke, Methodist Episcopal bishop of the local conference, with a reception at St. Paul's church, in this city. Dr. C. L. Bovard, president of Montana Wesleyan university, Helena, acted as toastmaster at a banquet seating sev- eral hundred guests. The principal address of the evening was given by Governor Samuel V. Stewart, who wel- comed Bishop Cooke in the name of the state. The bishop made an impres- live response. Other speakers includ- ed Rev. George I). Wolfe of Butte, H. O. Pickett of this city, United States Marshal Joseph J. Asbridge and if. A. Davee, state superintendent of public instruction. R. R. PROTESTS HIGHER RATES Claims Assessment Rate Exceeds Actual Valuation. Miles CIty.—The Northern Paakflc, has filed a protest agalast'a raise in the assessment of its lands in this county from $1.69 an acre to ;2.20. The road owns 6.'19,047.10 acres in Custer. Representatives' of the company said the lands were returned at 50 per cent of the actual value, which is the cus- tomary rate throughout the state and county. and that the company had been assured this valuation would be ac- cepted. The representatives protested that through the proposed charge the valua- tion wotild be more than the actual value of the land and more than the land could be sold for. BUTTE -BOISE HIGHWAY SEEN Proposed Auto Rod _Would. Shorten Distance by Two Days. Butt e.—The proposed Buttelloise highway, which would shorten the dis- tance between the two cities by two days' automobile travel will become a reality next year if E. M. Booth, Idaho state highway engineer is successful in efforts to secure federal aid In the project. Mr. Booth, in company with A. I.. Kalil, his assistant engineer, conferred here with Prank Bonner, chief geo- grapher of forest district No. 1, with headquarters at Missoula. Surveys are already being made along the proposed road. It is plan- ned to begin construction this fall. The highway is 'mapped to exteud down Salmon river to Clayton. STOVE EXPLOQES; KILLS TWO Causes Serious injury of Eight Others at Valley County Dance. Great Falls.—Word has just reached here of the death of two people and the serious injury of eight others as the result of the explosion of a kero- sene stove at a dance in northern Val- ley county,. The dead: Mrs. Thomas Pritchard, Fred Swallheim, 6 years old. Hurt at End of Long Journey. I lel ena.— A (ter working his way across country from Illinois as a cir- cus tent-pegger, to get to the home of relatives in the l'rickley Pear valley, this county. Ben Bolt was perhaps fa- tally injured here while doing his last day's work. He fell under a circus wagon and received Injuries which, it is said, will make him a cripple for life, if he survives. Promising Leads Found at Butte. Butte—At the Butte & London some very promising leads have been en- countered in both the north and south crosscuts, but the real veins have not yet been encountered. The north crosscut has been run about 175 feet from the station on the 1,600 -foot level and the south crosscut about 225 feet. The Granite gives every evidence of mineralization and some small string- ers have been encountered. Work will be pushed steadily in both directions and It is probable that the ore bodies will be encountered. SHOW GROWTH OF MONIANA QHAMLIERB OF COMMERCE SPRING UP IN MANY CITIES. Nav,spaper Men Head Many Organize. tions---Prosperity Acts au Spur- - Awakens Sections to Possibilltlea. Great Palls.—Rapid developt t col Montana is no more strikingly I 'hat- ted than in the marked upgr of chambers of commeroe and commer- cial clubs in recent months. As each section, spurred by the pros- perity of the past year, has awakened to its economic and industrial possi- bilities, there has developed a rush to orgauize a business club, in which co- operative effort may best vent itself. Three months ago there were only a handful of such organizations in Mon- tana. Former Scribes Lead. As is reported the case elsewhere, former newspapermen are the guiding spirits of many of these organizations. The clubs vary in size with the im- portance of their respective centers, and with the enterprise of the organ- izers. Great Falls brobably has the largest body, with A. J. Breitenstein, a newspaperman and former secretary of tho state fair association, as secre- tary. Many of the newer and small clubs and chambers. however, are unable to afford a secretary and in consequence, \work split shift,\ that is, turn their affairs over to some worthy individual who will give a portion of his time to the work and the remainder to some other occupation. BILL MAY EXEMPT MINES FROM SPECIAL TAXATION Amended Measure With Copper Levy Eliminated is Reported to Sen- ate—Contains Substitute. Washington, D. C.—As the amended Eitchin bill was reported to the sen- ate, the copper tax is eliminated, and in lieu thereof a tax of live percent is levied on the net profit of corpora- tions \selling to or manufacturing for\ any munitions corporation any materi- al entering into the manufacture of munitions. As this provision now stands, it probably will exempt the copper, lead and zinc producers of the west from special taxation, for the reason that they do not as a rule sell to manu- facturers now engaged in the muni- tions business but sell to refiners, brokers and middlemen. INDIANS BELIEVED INFECTED Suspected of Spreading Plague at BIM ing—Animals Slain. Billings.—Stray cats, dogs and In - dians are suspected of spreading infan- tile paralysis and Billings is killing the animals and has ordered the Crow In- dians, who flock to the city to strike their tepees and flit homeward. Six cases of the plague have just been discovered among Indians at Pry- or and the entire ('row reservation probably will be kept under strict quarantine for some weeks to come. Montana reports twenty-one cases of paralysis and all but two are in this section. Signs of Black Rust In Montana. Culbertson.—Signs of black rust are reported in the wheat fields of this vicinity.' In the district between Frei(' and Medicine I.ake the damage is greatest. At other places very little harm has been done. This is the first time that the scourge has appeared In this part of the country, it is said. Relinquishes All Mineral Rights. Glendive.--liather than pay taxes on mineral reservations, the Northern Pa- cific and the Northwestern Improve- ment company have relinquished all mineral rights in lands held by them. Notwithstanding this relinquishment. Dawson county will collect $1.09.3.57 taxes from the companies for this year. Shriners Banquet at Lewistown. Lewistown.—Shrinera from all the principal cities of Montana attended a banquet here to Imperial Potentate A. B. Lehmann. The occasion drew dis- tinguished Masons to the number of several hundred and at least one lodge In every county was represented. Montana Woman Would Be Coroner. Kalispell. -Mrs. Nora K. Sherman of this city has filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for county coroner. Mrs. Sherman is said to be the first woman in the United States to aspire to this office. • ABSENT, CASTS FIRST BALLOT • • Helena.—William Scallon, law • • partner of United States Senator • • T. J. Walsh cast the first ballot • • In Montana's state-wide primary. • • August 29. Mr. Scailon, whom • • business called to Michigan, voted • • under the absent voter's law. • •••••••• OOOOO Interest Agricultural Montana. Missoula.—Agricultural Montana Is generally interested in the advance - meat in Congress of a number of bills by Senator Henry I. Myers, all of which Will benefit ranchers In this state. One measure, favorably report- ed by the Senate public lands commit- tee, requires keeping open to public use lands on the Flathead reservatior that are natural stock drives and :hat lead to water. The lands will still be homesteaded but a saving chime would require that access to wide be always open to stockralsers. SECOND MONTANA 8E51 ON BOHN tutu' mer4T NOT SIJKPASSILD BY ANY OTHER IN NATION, AWAY OFFICE/t8 HARDENED TO OUTDOOR UPI Troops Metter Fitted for Hardships on Horde' . than \Tenderfeet\ Front East—Food and 8anItary Condi- tions In Camp Deolareci Good. Helena In caliber of men and OMOOTI and fighting efficiency no regiment of mili- tia along the Mexican border is above the Second Montana, in the estima- tion of army officers of the state troops, according to Adjutant -General Phil Greenan. General Greenan received a letter from Col. D. J. Donohue in whioh the young commander said the soldiers were healthy and satisfied in a splen- did camp. The men have becioine ac- customed to the heat of the border and no longer mind It, he said. Mere Recruits Needed. Recruiting will be continued in Butte and other cities throughout the state until the regiment has been brought up to full war strength, Gen- eral Greenan has been told by govern- mental officials. Thirty-three men have enlisted since the recruiting of flees were opened after the regiment aed left for the border, he said. Posters and other advertising matter for the use of recruiting officers is ex- pected to arrive from Washington soon and it will be used to stimulate re- cruiting, the general said. Montana Boys Hardened. Because the Montana boys were hardened Oa outdoor life and were not soft and green they were given prece- dence over the guardsmen from the eastern states, Sergeant P. S. Buten of Company C. Second regiment, Mon- tana national guard, said in Butte up- on his return from the border. The sergeant will visit his family in Cut Bank before returning to his coinmand at Douglas. Ariz. Most of the eastern men are tender- feet who are not accustomed to out- of-door life, while the Montana men are hardened to it, the visiting officer said. Conditions at the Montana camp are first rate, food is good and the heat is not unbearable, he said. Bliss Praises Camp. Soldiering on the border is not a lawn social, according to Mr. Buten. Ditches have been dug and sanitary measures enforced by the camp com- mander, Col. D. J. Donohue, are so stringent that General Bliss praised the camp as one of the best on the border while on a recent visit, Ser- geant Buten said Sergeant Buten is the first member of the regiment to arrive in Butte from the border since the regiment left the state. * * * Judges For State Fair. The judges for the Montana state fair have been selected by the board of directors, the announcement being made by Secretary it. S. Skinner. The selections were made after careful consideration, recommendations for the various judges being secured from national associations. The fair board secured the best judges available, and in the list is found names of men of national reputation. The matter of judges, which is one of the most important that the fair directors have to settle, has received the careful consideration of the di- rectorate for the past two months. Contracts have been closed with the men who are to judge the various divisions, with one exception, no judge being signed up as yet for the apiary exhibits. * * * County Farm Agents Meet. The county agricultural agents of Montana held their semiannual confer' once at the Montana state college. The session continued three days. Those present were: J. R. Campbell of Missoula county; R. A. Blanchard }f Cascade county; Paul Carpenter of Lewis and Clark 'county; George E. Pipper of Dawson county: John C. Tay- lor of Custer county: C. A. Bush of Flathead county, and Carl H. Peterson of Fergus county. The conference was tinder the im- mediate direction of M. L. Wilson, leader of county agents, who was one of the speakers. Others were Dean F. B. Linfield of the college of agri- culture, and Director F. S. Cooley of the extension department. The first session was addressed by W. A. Lloyd of Washington, D. C., representing the federal department of agriculture. * * * Hurry Call For Guards. A hurry -tip order for national guards- men has been sent out to the various recruiting offices. The telegram, re- ceived by Corp. Walter Selby of the afelena statioe gave no cause for the action, but urged him to speed up sse listments, forwarding the map just as soon as suitable transportation can 1140 provided. The wire stated: \Send all national guard troops in your depart- ment to border as soon as they are equipped and suitable transportation .n be obtained.\ HOW MRS. BEAN MET THE CRIS'S Carried Safely Through Change of Life by Lydia E. Pinkham Vegetable Compound. Nashville,Tenn.—\When I was going through the Change of Life I had • tu- mor as large as a child's head. The doctor said it was three years coming and gave me medi- cine for it until I was called away from the city for some Ulna. Of course I could not go to him then, so ny sister-in-law told le that she thought Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- pound wpuld cure it. It helped both the Change of Life and the tumor and when I got home I aid not need the doctor. I took the Pinkham remedies until the tumor was gone, the doctor said, and I have not felt it since. I tell every one how I was cured. If this letter will help others you are welcome to use it.\ —Mrs. E. H. BEAN, 625 Joseph Avenue, Nashville, Tenn. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- pound, a pure remedy containing the extractive properties of good old fash- ioned roots and herbs, meets the needs of woman's system at this critical period of her life. Try it - If there hinny symptom in your case which puzzles you, write to the Lydia E. Pinkhant Medicine Co., Lynn, MBAs. Conitipation Vanishes Forever Prompt Relief—Permanent Cure CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS never fail. Purely vegeta- ble — act surely but gently on the liver. Stop after dinner dis- tress -cure indigestion, improve the complexion, brighten the eyes. SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE. Genuine must bear Signature CANCER Tumors and Lupus Puce fully treated without knifeorpaln. All work guaranteed. Come, or write for Free Illustrated Book Dr. WILLIAMS SANATORIUM Me Um/malty Ar.,Itiassa perms. Him. \ROUGH on RATS\ Eret.,K,1\;. m . ite:ATE. NO USE FOR HEARSE THERE Sleepy Driver's Horses Brought His Unwelcome Vehicle to the Wrong Neighborhood... Carl Blessing, a young farmer, liv- ing near Columbus, was at work in a field some distance from his home. He happened to look in the direction of his house and then stopped to look egain. A hearse was being driven up the lane and HS he stood there watch- ing. the horses stopped with the hearse at the Blessing gate.-'- Blessing ran to the house to see what had happened. On the front seat of the hearse was the driver, fast asleep. Blessing awak- ened him. \:re you not dead?\ the driver ask4 1 d \Not that you could notice,\ Bless- ing returned. \Well isn't anybody dead here?\ \Not unless they died in the last five minutes,\ said Blessing. \Then the driver realized he hart gone to sleep and the horses had turned into the Blessing lane of their OWII accord. He remembered that he was going to the White creek neigh- borhood, so he turned around, went down the lane anti remained awake until he arrived at his destination.— Indianapolis News. A bore is a person who has nothing to do but sit nround and visit. Many a man huts made a fortune by not writing poetry. That Knife -Like Pain have you n lame back, aching day and night? Do you feel sharp pains after stooping? Are the kidneys sore? Is their action irregular? Do you have headaches, backaches, rheumatic pains,—feel tired, nerv- ous, all worn-out? Use Doan's Kid- ney Pills—the medicine recom- mended by so many people In this locality. Rend the experience that follows: A Montana Case J. H. Kugler. It. F. D. No. J. Boze- man, Mont., says. \I suffered from at- tacks of backache and pains In my loins for ten year.. Work brought strain on my kld Often thi e kidney secre- tions were profuse. then again vcanty and painful In pas- sage. There was a • o r t of brickdust sediment In them. too. Doan'. Kidney Pills relieved me as soon as I took them and before long they rid me of kidney trouble.\ Get Dowe's at Awr Stem gO. , e Row DOAN'S minNatlf P I 1, I, • POSTER-M1LBURN CO.. a UFFALO. M. Y. I - fru) Misr, Rho Sloe'