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TANFORD Is the Com- merciall Metropolis of the richest country on earth THE STANFURD Vf VOL. 1 NO. 32 $2.00 THE YEAR STANFORD, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 36, 1909 FOREIGNERS ENTERING LAND FRAUDULENTLY The Great Falls Tribune, an ex- cellent paper for northern Montana,' recently contained the following article inspired, no doubt, by the government official whose name is connected therewith: \Frank S. Becker United States naturalization examiner for the Se- attle district, has completed his in- spection of the naturalization rec- ords in the offices of the clerk of the district court of Cascade county, and has left for Spokane. Mr. Becker spoke very highly of the systematic manner in which the naturalization records are kept in Cascade county. He stated that he was convinced from his inspection that the clerk of the district court and his depu- ties had taken every precaution in preventing undesirable foreigners from becoming citizens. He found that the judges of the district court had used good judgement in consid- ering some of the cases of parties desiring to become naturalized citi- zens, recommending the refusal of papers to parties desiring them until such time as the applicants inform- ed themselves regarding some of the important institutions of the country. \Mr. Becker believes that before a foreigner is given his final papers, and even before he is allowed to file his declaration of intention, he should understand the value and significance of our public institu- tions, in order that he may become an intelligent citizen. He stated that at the present time the United States is receiving into her midst a great many undesirable aliens, upon whom are being conferred the rights of citizenship. \Mr. Becker stated that his visit to Great Falls might lead to his learning something, which is at this time of vital importance to the peo- ple of Montana. He stated that the inspection may prove that many Canadian subjects are obtaining government land in Montana by means which are entirely illegaL It would be an easy matter he said for a Canadian landholder to come across the line and after declaring his intention of becoming a citizen, file on a claim. The alien could then return to Canada and remain; for some time until he disposed of his property. He stated that he believed some Canadian subjects come across the line and remain but a few day, while they declare their intention of becoming citizens. These people if in Great Falls, give their place of residence as this city, when in reality they are staying at a hotel but for a day or two. Mr. Learn to do Banking No matter how small your business, have a BANK ACCOUNT The party who has a bank account establishes a credit—HAS SAFFTY for his money and pays his hills with checks in a business like manner. Paying with checks establishes confidence in you among the business men of your community. This bank, organized in 1887, cordially invites you to open an account and use its various resources. Bank of Fergus County' Lewistown, Afontana STAN l'ORD Half Way Between Shelby Junction and Billings The City of DESTINY Catch the Idea? Get in on the Ground Floor by Buying Lots Now Stanford Townsite Co. I STANFORD --THE CITY OF THE BASIN THE editor of The Stanford World has just returned from a trip which included most of the new towns on the Billings ti Northern railway, and from conversa- tions hkcl with leading men of these towns, learns that even they concede Stan- ford's greatness, Next after Stanford, every city in the Basin is the best. It is pleasing to note the testimony of our friends down the lint, who have astuteness suf- ficient to recognize that wealth and territory make a city ---Stanford has both. Governor John A. Johnson of Minnesota Dead One of the most remarkable trib- utes ever paid to the memory of a public man in Minnesota, has been accorded the late Governor John A. Johnson. From the hour that the governor's death was first publicly announced, on Tuesday, by the tolling of a school bell in Rochester, all public activi- ties were abandoned. Governor Johnson's body was es- corted to the train by a throng of citizens from every walk in life. On the special train were Mrs. John- son, a few of her personal friends, and state officers and personal friends of the late governor. All the way along the route to St. Paul flags were at half mast and buildings draped in crape. The train was met at St. Paul by de- tachments from all local companies of the national guard and an escort of police, and despite a heavy downpour of rain a great crowd was out. The body was taken to the rotunda of the capital where it remained, in charge of a military 'r HE WORLD is published' in a veritable paradise for ranchmen and investors 42.00 THE: YEAR N - 111,'W 111.' .11: , Z.A.GE FOR W (0)RN 5c THE COPY OUT RANGES From the department of agricul- spring ranges within the national ture comes the information that the forests, and has decided to act Km ranges of the western states are re- them. Tests having proved the im- ceiving the attention of experts, and possibility of securing satisfactory that a new plant is being developed supplies of the seed through the or - which will make them blismi as the di nary channels, A. W. Sampson, rose, in the following dispatch: plant ecologist, was detailed to the \ Uncle Sam is now studying the work of securing a supply that would distribution and the habits of alfi- meet all requirements. lerilla, with a view of determining \Beginning his investigations upon the possibilities of growing it upon the Sequoia forests in California he guard of honor Li ma Wednesday over grazed ranges and introducing discovered that by setting aside evening, and many people from the it upon national forest ranges where suitable tracts upon which the plant Twin cities and other towns came hitherto it has been unknown, or Was abundant, and watching its seed with a germinating has occurred may in lim ited litian- gr ow th. titles.power in excess of 90 per cent could \ 1w secured iii n rg Alffierilla is a very viii luble and thee quantities. g and price. hardy forage plant, which consti-1 As a result of his investigations the forest service has arranged to tutes one of the orincipal spring set aside certain tracts in the south - feeds upon many of the semiarid west for the purpose of cultivating ranges of the southwest. Stock fat- and collecting alfilerilla seed. tens rapidly upon it, and the gain is \'Hie seed thus secured will be good tallow not easily lost through used to reseed overgrazed and other - shipment. wise depleted ranges within national \Many stockmen have endeavor. forests. and it is planned to intro- duce the plant upon many dry ed to introduce irmain their ranges. ranges to which it has hitherto been and in most instances their efflats a stranger. The success la this have failed, The cause of this fail- movement means much to stock - ore is now found to lie in the fact men using national forest ranges. In the southwest many a stockowner priiven by teats made by the bureau I,,,,, been saved from heavy 1083 or to take a last look upon the face they all knew so well in life. Thursday morning the body, es- corted by ten companies of militia preceded by a band of MO pieces, was taken to the railroad and sent by special train to St. Peter the former home of the late governer, where after services in the Presby- terian church, all that was mortal eta great man was laid to rest. Becker stated that place of residence I open to entry, and tiling on govern - meant not where the person lived for the time being, but the place in which he has already established his residence. Should a Canadian I - state that his residence is in Canada, I he could take no further steps to- wards becoming a citizen until he had established hiS residence in the state in which he seeks citizenship. \Mr. Becker is an advocate of re- fusing aliens to declare their inten- tions of becoming citizens until they have been in the state as long as is necessary for a citizen to have re- sided before being allowed to cast his ballot. Tpis, he says, would prevent foreigners from rushing across the line at a time when a large tract of public land is thrown meat land. The foreigner, at pres- ent, upon declaring his intention, has an equal right with United States citizens in filing upon land. He says the foreigner declaring his residence to be in Montana, when it is really in Canada, is guilty of perjury, it being necessary at the time to swear that his residence is in the Uuited States and that it is his intention to reside here permanently. Many pa- pers of such aliens seeking the rights of citizenship will he eon - tested. \Mr. Becker says his deparuneat 1 is handicapped for the want of funds j with which to carry on its wait He says that for the maintenance of the entire bureau of naturalize- tion, congress appropriated $125,000 for the past year. This amount of money is divided pro ratn between the eleven districts into which the United States is divided. In the Seattle district are included the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Over each district is wormed a chief examiner, who is in charge of the naturalization work iu the district courts of the several states. Mr. Becker is hope- ful that in the future congress will see fit to increase the appropriation for the naturalization department to such an extent that the work will be carried on in a inure careful and systematic manner, with a large1 increase km the number of examin- ers. Dual Administration of the Forest Reserves The World, in news ' the which concerned this section as it to the change, and nothing ever deemed best, has frequently referred came of the suggestion. Now. how- to the stand taken for the west by ever, especially in the light of re - the secretary of the interior, and cent developments, Mr. Pinchot may the apparent lack of sympathyshown not receive the same hearty sup - by the department of agriculture,1port from the president, but may under which latter the national for- find the president himself leading eats are administered. Readers gen- in the demand for the transfer erally. whether in sympathy with As a matter of fact, there a di - the ideas of this paper or not, will be interested in the following dis- patch sent out of Washington by the Butte Miner's correspondent: As a result of the Pinchot-Ballin- ger row, the administration may later determine to recommend the transfer of the forest service from the agriculture to the department of the interior. Such a change can only be made by act of congress, and it probably would call for con- siderable pressure from the presi- dent in order to get the necessary authority, especially if Gifford Pin- chot is permitted to remain as chief. The forest service, in the opinion of most western men in congress, is misplaced in the department of agriculture. It has nothing in com- mon with the other bpreaus of that department, but has much in corn - hands of the forest service are to be tied, and that the real work of managing the government forests is to be placed in the hands of men who do not understand forestry. The views of Secretary Ballinger on this question of transfer are likely to carry touch weight with the president. If he recommends consolidation it will be because he believes the change would he in the interest of better administration, and he will be prepared to give his reasons. Whether or not it is the intention of Secretary Ballinger to make such a recomendation cannot now be learned. He may make no such move unless his opinion is solid ted by the president. But if he believes in the transfer, and says so, it is a reasonably safe guess that the president will urge congress to authorize the change. With legislation of this sort pend- der prevailing systems this oorrte- ing before congress, the little army pondence must pass through the of \conservationists\ may be looked hands of both the secretary of agri- to for a great and long continued culture and secretary of interior be- outcry. The conservationists have fore reaching the office where action no Use for Ballinger; they regard is to be taken or reply made This I hire as the devil incarnate, so far is cumbersome as well as dilatory.; as their fads and fancies are con - lithe forest service was made a bu-Icerned, and could foresee the aboli- mon with the general land office matt of the interior department it tion of the forest service, and the' and geological survey, both of which would be on an equal footing with dissembling of t the forest reserves, are bureaus of the department of the land office and under the con- if be should be given control. But the interior. In its present situa- trol of the sante cabinet officer The President Taft has so far shown tion, the forest service is, or until secretary of the interior then would that he. is not to he fooled by the recently was, itt effect an independ- have a say not only as to questions 1 hue and cry of lot of theorists, and eat bureau, subject to only nominal of title to forest reserve lauds. but any such clamor against legislation supervision by a cabinet officer. as to all questions of forestry ad.i which he might urge would not That is why the forest service was ministration. The two lines of work /sway him from his purpose. The allowed to grow up in the agricul- i are naturally closely allied: the land outcry might fool some of the well- tural department, and that is why office and forest service naturally Intentioned eastern men in congress Mr. Pinchot has always opposed !belong under a single jurisdiction, and might make some votes against transfer to the interior department. and common sense deniands that the le.gislation asked for by the On several occasions the sugges- they be in the same departmplit of president, but a direct appeal (ruin tion has been made that the forest the government. the president of time United States service should be transferred to that But the minute a 1111)Ve i , 'node probably would have more weight l department with which its work is to transfer the forest service iifford in congress than the protests, and most intimately associated, but dur- Pinchot will let out a howl----provtd- the transfer would, in all probabil- ity, be authorized after a spirited treating the administration in his objection vision of 'authority over forest re- serves as matters now stand. The interior department. through the general land office, has control over all questions of title to lands in the reserves, and also has sole con- trol over the enlargement or dimin- ution of reserve areas The man- agement of reserves, on the other hand, is solely vested in the forest service, under the secretary ot agri- culture. Naturally, there is much correspondence between the forest service and the land office, and un- ing the last administration Mr. Pin-, ed be is at time head of the forest chat had sufficient influence with I service. He will set up the cry that !‘ fight between the administration the president to get the support Of I he is to be handicapped: that the end the anti -administration forces. percent germinative power, mid that nine tenths of the !Wed SOW11is worthless. \The United States forest service has been in receipt of Mally requests for the planting of alfilerilla upon of plant industry, dim the se ve sera! sold en absolute ruin by the alfilerilla by seed firms seldom has over tell that (livered his spring ranges.at time when other early feeds were lacking and sustained his cattle until the advance of the season pro - &iced other sources of feed supply, and it is probable that the plant Will he as valuable in other portions ofthe country. An Unlimited Amount of Money to Loan upon Improved Farms We lend money at a reasonable hue id interest and do not charge any CI) lllll 118)4l4)11; neither do we charge for. drawing dm Rapers. 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