The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, March 19, 1909, Image 1

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n OOST, and the WORLD boosts with you; Knock,and you knock alone VOILA ,NO. THE ST AN $2.00 THE YEAR LONG 1, 'ORO STANFORD, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. MARSH 19, 1909 $2.00 THE YEAR - y OOK the WORLD over 14 then you will come to Stanford for your home Sc THE COPY I DS FOJR SAL More than Twenty -Five Thousand Acres of the Richest Land in the Judith Bashi Now on the M ar k e t an d Homes Are Assured for Thousands of People TWENTV—FIVE THOUSAND ACRES OF RICH RANCH LAND WILL FURNISH FARMS FOR ONE HUNDRED FAMILIES WHO WILL LOOK TO STANFORD FOR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS N EWS was brought to Stanford Saturday that the entire lead . 'holdings of the Long Investment company situated in this portion of the, state and lying east of the Billings & Northern railway tracks, comprising approximately twenty- five thoesapd acres, had been placed on the mhrket and was for sale. No better news, no more welcome information, could have been de- vised, for if the city needed a stim- ulant to a rapid t healthy find per- manent growth, no better tonic could have been prescribed than a location for a few hundred families nearer its gates. Now by one stroke of the pen she has secured this great addition to her farm territory, and agents, presenting the city's compliments, will go forth , into the haunts of the homebuilder and in- vite.him to come and be of us. The land now designated as the property of the Long Investment company was originally the exten- sive ranch of the Bower Bros., one of the largest wool -growing and land -holding firms in the United States, and when taken over by the Loeg . people, it was estimated that the land owned in fee or controlled by means of leases aggregated near- ly eighty thousand acres, and com- prised a comparadVely compact empirepf unsurpassed fertility. The nucelns around' which was bifittiod this private principality was a pre-emption oif Surpriscreek, known to the army of men reiained by the Bowers as the home ranch, and was located in the early '80's. The firm of Bower Bros. was com- posed of three brothers, A. W., G. C. and Edward, who came to Montana froin(New York in 1881. The older brother, A. W., was the recognized head of the firm, and was the direc- tor whose wisdom built up out of a boundless stretch of wild and de- populated country an estate which might well arouse the envy of a prince qf royalty. Upon the theory that water con- trolled the range, as was the basis of the upbuilding of all big holdings in Montana, this estate was founded. The theory was a plausible one and was true in practice, at least it suf- ficed for a quarter of a century. The process of assimmilation, which con- sisted of buying out homste,aders and others was adopted and so sue- ,cesstully carried out that when the railroad was builded the range was about as devoid of water hqles as the Sahara and an awful poor place ' ILT ()I. E Best Hotel on Billings & Northern Railway. Handsome Three -Story Hotel Building. Forty - One Steam Heated Rooms. Neatly Furnished Throughout. All Guests Courteously Treated. Headquarters for Commer- cial Men when Making the Judith Basin Territory RICIIJ.Y APPOINTED BUFFET IN CONNECTION Stanford M oore W E Positively refuse to handle lumber fro'm local mills. The fact that we handle Western and Coast Lumber Exclusively SIMPLY THE BEST THAT THE MARKET AFFORDS makes us the undisputed headquarters for all builders. Our line of Builders Hardware and Building Material of all kinds is the most complete in the county. : No bills too large or small for us to fill to your satisfaction itil„11..; Mendon Philbrook for a range cqw to get a drink ex- cept it wao carried in to her, But what the sheepman did to the cowman the bpechland farmer did to the sheepman, and today the population of this section is increas- ing, where for the past decade or more it has steadily decreased. An old settler in Stanford is the World's authority for the statement that there are a less timber of people in Stanford's territory, exclusive of dry -land farmers, than there were twenty years ago. Sqc,cessful wheat raising in the Judith Basin may be 'attributed to climatic changes, which the govern - meet weather bureau officials deny but old-timers maintain, or to the prowess of science which just now seems to be achieving some wonder- ful victories; but climate eV science, as yqu chqose, the biggest sheep pasture in Montana has been Wined into a grant field, within sight of Stanford, In the process of transmutation to small ranches the iant sheep pos- ture will make for its owners a vast sum of money. The Bowers, who went opt of business because their lands became too valuable for a sheep range, received nearly a inil- lion dollars for their sheep and land, and if the present rate of increase in laud values continues for a few years Mary's little lamb of the future in this great basin will be an import- ed product. Real estate in Stanford has of a contiequence of this action on the part of the Long Investment o. taken q big jump in value. The townsite company is doing a rush- ing business, arid local investors are busy garnering q harvest. business lots in the city are hard tq get at any price. The World is elated with its home city and verily believes that Stanford's supremacy along the new road is ,so firmly established that nothing can prevent her .wearing the crown of the (wen of the in- land empire. WILL HOLD AN INSTITUTE Professor Cooley Wishes to Arrange for Farmers Meeting in Stanford In reponse to a letter which the World publishes herewith, the busi- ness men of Stanford are preparing to entertain and care for a farmers' institute here, President Fitmegan of the Commercial club stated that the orgaqizetion wollid do all in s its power to see that the needs of the institute were all provided for and the preliminary details carefully looked after. Prof, Cooley will be apprised of this. Stanford is ideally situated for the accommodation of such a gath- ering. first of all she has the best hotel in northern Moktane, one that has room to accomiffodate all who may come. The city is the trading point for a greater number of bench - land ranchmen than all the other towns along . th9 Billings & Northern railway (3om4itfed. Situated happily in the very center of things, her natural advantages are augmented by being the home of the \live bunch of boosters along the line. She has the hotel, she has the . hall, she has the people; all she needs is a few instructors to pull off a well - attended farmers' institute any day. The letter which was addressed to Robert J. Wylie, who has exten- sive ranch interests near Denton, who in turn sent it to A. J, Stough of Stfinford, reads as follows: Dear Sir: If my memory serves me correctly, yoil have something of an acquaintanceship with the people of Stanford in the Judith Basin, We expect to make another trip into that region on farmers' in- stitute work in the near future, ancl Would like to get into communica- tion with two or three of the lead- ing spirits in Stanford, or some - other good town in that section. Will you kindly mail me, if pos- sible, the addresses of two or three persons who you think would be in- terested in promoting a farmers in- stitute in Stanford or one of the ad- joining towns? Very truly yours, F. S. Cooley, Sup't Farmers' Institutes. INTERESTING NEWS OF GEYSER P, J, O'Hara Starts Early to Observe St. Patrick's—Happy Wedding Is Followed by Dance at Night—Personals There will be Catholic service in the school house next Sunday at 10:30, Rev. Father Mulenaux offici- ating. Mrs. Dolly Hopple went to Stan- ford last Wednesday to consult a doctor on account of a severe attack of incipient pneumonia. Oscar Swanson has been appoint- ed road supervisor for this district. A very good selection and no doubt the work will a well done under his supervision. A belated petition against the county division scheme was received here Wednesday and was ferwarded to the headquarters of the booster club that it might be laid away with the sad mementoes of a lost cause. St. Patrick's day was quietly cel- ebrated 'here. P. J. O'Hara flung old glory to the breeze from the top of his building Tuesday evening. He said he expected St. Patrick to arrive on the evening train and he wanted to be prepared to receive him. The amouni of benefit to be de- rived from the new howestead law • for the entryman who has not proved up depends in a great mea- sure on the construction that the department places on the phrase ,,\contiguous to.\ If it decides that it must be adjoining, it will help but few; but if it may be \close by or next to\ it will give a great number a chance. There is an old saying, \happy is the bride whom the sun shines on.\ If this is true, then Mrs. Stella Peter- son, nee Brown, will be particularly blessed. At the home of her father, Peter Brown, she was united in marriage to, Andrew Peterson - by Rev. W. F. Crocker of Belt, on Tues- day, the 16th. A dance in the eve- ning \went inerry as a wedding bell.\ Stanford Markets Flour, $3.35 cwt. Butter, ranch, 30c.. Eggs, ranch, 25c. Potatoes, $2.00 cwt. Hay, $10.00. Seed oatt, $2.00. Seed wheat, $2.00. The World, per year, ,2,00. PROTECTS SURF &CIF, R IrGHT A Law Which of Great bnportance to Ow Cicowth and Dcvelopment of Ferguti County Enacted THERE ARE MANY HOMESTEADERS IN THIS SECTION .Or MONTANA WHO WILL BE BENEFITTED BY MS V s. E . LW LAWl i IILE COAL MINERS MAY PROCEED UNHAMPERED s \-- L AST week the World published a letter from Senator Dixon in which he made mention of the bill 'which was then before congress designed to *tact the homestead and desert land entryman on hinds which subsequently prove to be coal lands. As predicted by the -senator this hill became a law, having been approved by the president on March 3rd. There are nearly four thou- sand patents in the state being with- held, which under the provisions of this law will now issue. The World below prints the measure in full as taken from the law print sent to it from Washington, which is as follows: \An act for the protection of the surface rights of entryme t n: \Be it enacted by the Anate and house of representatives of the United States of America in con- gress assembled, that any person who has in good faith located, selected, or entered under the non - mineral land laws of the United States any lands which subsequent- ly are classified,,claiinsa, or report- ed as being valuable for coal, may, if he shall so elect, and - upon making satisfactory proof of compliance with the laws ender which such lands are claimed, receive a patent therefor, which shall contain a res- ervation to the United States of all coal in such lands, and the right to prospect for, mine and remove the seine. The coal deposits in such lands shall be subject to disposal by the United States in accordance with the provisions of the coal land laws in force at the time of such dispo- sal, but no person shall enter upon said lands to prospect for, or mine and remove coal therefrom, without previous consent of the owner un- der such patent, except upon such conditions as to security for and payment of all da ages to such owner caused thereb as may be determined by a court compe- tent jurisdiction: Provided, at the owner under such patent shal ave the right to mine coal for use n the land for domestic purposes pri to the disposal by the United States of the coal deposit: Provided fur- ther, that nothing herein contained shall be hold to greet or abridge the right of any locator, selector or entryman to a hearing for the pur- pose of determining the character of the land located, selected, or en- tered by him. Such locator, selec- tor or entryman, who has hereto. fore made or shall hereafter make final proof showing good faith and satisfactory compliance with the law under which his land is claimed shall be entitled to a patent without reservation unless at the time of such final proof and entry it shall be shown that the land is chiefly valuable for coal.\ THE PIONEER . BANK Andrew Carnegie says the best way to ACCUMULATE MONEY Is to resolutely save and bank a fixed portion of your income no matter how small the amount A Savings Account in The Bank of Fergus County LEWISTOWN, MONTANA Paying you 5 per cent interest, com- pounded semi-annually is the means of doing this. 1887 1909 LAND The right kind, the kind that will grow crops, the kind that you can buy now for $20.00 to $25.00 per acre, that will produce 50 bushels of wheat per acre or 100 bushels of oats. Flax, barleylts, alfalfa, timothy, all good crops and bring good prices it local elevators. No irrigation, plenty of rainfall. You cannot better invest your money or your labor then in buying and farming this land. Lays level as a floor, no waste land on 160 acres, good roads into town. You can raise anything in vegetables or fruits. What more would you want? We are exclusive agents for the Townsite Com- pany. Write us if you wish to engage in any kind of business. Upon request we will promptly give any infor- mation regarding anything pertaining to the Fames Judith Basin, Montana. YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED WITH THIS COUNTRY PLUMB & WILSON STANFORD, MONTANA

The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.), 19 March 1909, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.