Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, January 31, 1924, Image 2

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Ipp§ Two Setters wd Few Bits » Tor Y&terod U aewad-clss» a»tt«r Jut i$, 191*. at the postefflo* at WW*a, tte&teM, under Act e t March I , 11*1 the per tack par Issue. Plata I natter 16c. Reader» 19c per '¿tee first tosertloa, f e Alter. fort-ian Advrrtlslnî Rearesenatlv« THK AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION bur Country! In her Inter­ course with foreign nations, «nay she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong —Stephen Decatur and The Dig Hole Basin News THURSDAY, JANUARY 81, 1924 CONTRARIES An anonymous candidate for mem heirship la the Nebraska Author’s club, says The Lincoln Journal, vers illes as hia solution of the earthly riddle his Rule of Contraries: Now ain't Die jest the queerest thlny That ever you did see? ’Cause things goes by contraries; Least ways, they does fer me Take, fer example, jokin’! I’ll tell a funny one And think to set folks laffln’, But they Jest look aorta glum; But ef 1 tell a real sad tale ’Bout ghosts an’ tombs and sigh Folks looks at me so tickled You’d think they was bewitched. Or ef the weather’s awful hot We wish fer toolin' Bnow. But when the drifts are pilin’ high The summer’s best, we know. If apples is jest awful cheap We eigh fer last year’s peach. It’s jest the way of us poor folks To want what we can’t reach. My wife's lean, she's wantin’ flesh; An’ me, I would redooce. But after all I'm thlnkln' They ain’t a speck o’ use. Fer man lives by contraries. He wants what he caaT git. So jest to keep content, I wish To stand up when I sit. The beet definition of wives we've beard yet was given by a little Ness City boy who said: ‘WTves is women who tell husbands when to change their socks.\—Ness County, Kansas, News LOWER IN LOS ANGELES Writing from Los Angeles under date of January 18 Mrs. J 8 Wood ward has the following to say to her mother, Mrs Lewis Ballerdiek, re­ garding conditions in the metropolis ef Southern California: \You can hardly buy a Job here * & * ■ There has been an awful fall la business and more people art out of work than you can possibly think And the people coming la this winter makes ft worse than ever. * * You know I told yon in the fall tin t thh town had about run tts lim it in tte way of a boom. I told you ft did not have the factories here to hold it vp t t l ft sever wfS have. As for ch­ a s t e , % ft wondcaY«— df » ' £*» A o money to cease her# s s < m t mt&e Windier t i m ; b u r I t i s a e p in« CASCADE COUNTY LEAM IN REAL ESTATE VALUE C ASCADE county leads In the assess­ ment total of real estate aud Im­ provement*, according to figures com« piled by the state board of equattsa- tion. Cuscade pays tuxes oe $70,844,- •72 worth of property. Silver Bow county Is second with $54,286,900; Fergus third with $51,»31,487; Yellow­ stone fourth with $51,062,007, and Lewis and Clark fifth with $34,437,45ft Beimwhml Is the Treasure state’s premier livestock county, judged from the total value placed on domestic ani­ mals, poultry aud the like by the as­ sessor, Beaverhead has $3,312,291 us total livestock assessment; Fergus county Is .second with $2,395,985; , Blaine Is third with $2,132,211; Big Horn fourth with $2,035,154. In the amount of personal property, which Is virtually everything not classi­ fied ns real estate, livestock or net proceeds, and includes money in bunks, evidences of debt, certificates of credit, jewelry, automobiles and Car­ riages and vehicles, Silver Bow comity lends with u total assessment of $46- 947,365. (’asrude Is second with $25,- 512,457, Lewis and Clark Bill'd with $17,187,306, Yellowstone fourth with $12,177.554, aud Missoula fifth with $12,055,328. ITATE'8 LIVESTOCK INCREASED BY SIX MILLION DOLLARS T HERE were 1,084,220 cal-tle In Mon­ tana In 1022 with a totnI value <>f $34,125,008. In 11)23 there were 1.114,- 080 with a total value of $30,83«),852. The total number of .sheep In the state was 1,807,094 In 1922 and 1,798,- 827 In 1923. The value increased from $10.2.80,053 to $12.052,383 because of a higher assessment rating. The automobile RppiirenUy Is con­ tinuing to make headway against Ibe horse, for the number found by the ns (lessors decreased from 507,783 In 1022 to 407,243 In 1923. The first four counties In each of the classification^ and Ibe number of »ntnu\ls In each county follows: Cattle—Beaverhead first, 81,113; Big Horn, second, 60,18)1; Fergus, third, 52.016; Madison, fourth, 36,902. Sheep-—Beaverhead, first, 156,346; Meagher, second. 128,689; Mudson, Ihlrd, 115,457; Blaine, fouiTli, 103,458. Morses—Valley, first, 27,794; Fer­ gus, second, 25,994; lliilllps, third, 19,- 223; McCone, fourth, 17,956, Mineral county disclosed only 14 iheep to the assessor, only 718 rattle and 559 horses, ranking last of the 53 counties In this regard. Silver Bow also ranks close to the end from a livestock point, having only 1,926 horses, 7,270 sheep and 6,072 rattle. RANGE« AND STOCK IN RECORD BREAKING CONDITION M i i.v TANA livestock was In th* host condition In years January 1, and the supply of feed In the state Is considered adequate for the needs for the balance of the winter, according to the monthly report issued by the Mon tana cooperative crop and livestock reporting service. The report is based on reports of stockmen ,n every county ! b the state. Up to the last few days of Deremher, stork was able to utilize winter range* to the fullest extent, and prnrtirally no feeding was necessary to rang* stock. Brass has generally been suffi­ cient, with short spot* rioted where hoppers were destructive last summer, and some complaints that grass In the Southeast and sotslh centra! counties was not hs nutritious as usual due to heavy fall rains. Feeding has not yet Become heavy, as snow is not generally deep enough to make grazing impos­ sible on the winter ranges. Range con­ dition Is 98, compared to 97 for last month, and to a year ago. The condition of cattle Is 107 per cent of normal, an increase of four points daring December, and compares to »7 » year ago. Due to the mild De­ cember weather and to plenty of feed, cattle continued ht fine shape, and th# usual winter shrinkage had scarcely begun by January 1. FiVE HIGHWAYS TO BE BUILT THIS YEAR . M JfMMt# «row s, WW fas Trite« frfem Madtson CowRy Covay for Purpose ‘An attempt to trap sou« of s covey of albino grouse, in Madtooa county, aud the establishment of a captiv* covey for the study of tratts and char­ acteristics will probably be undertaken by. the Montana Sportsmen’s assocte- ttoo, according to M, 8. Carpenter of Missoula, secretary of the organ!»*- tlcu. Albino grouse «re very rare sad there Is at present a dispute among scientists ns to whether they are cap­ able of producing only albino grouse or whether an, occasional natural col­ ored or mixed bird is hatched. If the alhluoa from Madison county were cap­ tured and placed where they could be observed the question would probably be settled. The Madison county covey of al bines were first discovered about 1892 and have since multiplied In numbers. The theory proposed by old timer» Is that they ure the result of continued Interutnllng of birds in one rovey at a time when there wus a great shortage of grouse. The only other record of whit# grouse in Montana was one that was killed near Fort lien ten years ago. D was a mixed plumage, however, and was not a pure albino. Fire Destroys Eureka Drug Store Fire destroyed the Eureka drug store, n< Eureka, entailing a lose of about $8.000 on the contents und $.1,000 on I he building. A frame building adjoining, owned by the Lindsey es­ tate, was damaged beyond repair, with a loss of $1,000. The fire originated in the drug store and Is thought to have been caused by an exploding coal stove. Firemen labored In a temperature of 20 lo 25 below zero. Three lines ef hose were strung and the water pres­ sure remained n e a r 100 pounds throughout the fire. Champion Stook Judges Big Timber high school's stock judg­ ing team won the annual stock Judg­ ing contest held at. Bozeman In connec­ tion with the Young Men’s Vocational conference. Two hundred fifty teams were entered. Valley C-ity, N. 1)., was second; Big Sandy, Mont,, third; Eu ri-kn, fourth; Simms, fifth; Wllsall, sixth, nnd Harlem, seventh. The Val­ ley Ot.v team represented the Noltl* mier consolidated school lb a farming community near that place. Burk»* th# past two or iftne / mu > coyotes, sad other predatory have increased so rapidly hs Hill Coun­ ty that the farmers there «re asking some relief in the form of a govern­ ment trapper. Weasels have become active among farm chicken bouses and bobcats are said to be numerous along ¿he timbered creek bottoms. While Marlon Kelly was removing a stuck cartridge from a shot gun re­ cently at hU home west of Twin Bridges, the shell exploded with such force that Marshall Strnutt, of Mis­ soula, who was watching the operation, was seriously injured. At the annual meeting of the Mon­ tana Coal Operators’ association held In Billings, F, W. V. Whyte, of Ana­ conda, was elected president, H. S. llopku. of Roundup, vice president, and Mrs. F. Purcell, of Billings, sec­ retary-treasurer, O. C, Anderson, Se­ attle ; James Needham, Chicago; R. W. Wilson, Great Falls, and J. M. Freeman Billings, were elected as members of the executive committee. A machine gun company, consisting of three officers aud sixty enlisted men, which will form a part of the Third Battalion of the Montana Na­ tional Guard has been mustered In at Lewistown. A company of similar strength to he known as Company D, first batulUon, will be mustered In at Poison during February. The Anaconda Copper Mining com­ pany has concluded un agreement with the Davis Italy Copper company, with which It had been In lltglatlon, where­ by the Anaconda company will acquire the Duvls-Diily properties for $3,000,- 000, It Is announced. Fire, originating from an oil stove In the basement, destroyed the Trail Cafe at Columbus. The damage Is estimated at $2,500. The ell stove was being used to prevent water pipes from freezing. Alfred L. Wall, who shot and killed himself January 18 In a Denver hotel, was a member of a family of mixed blood Indians, residing near Browning. {Beaverhead ^Abstract Co 4 Oldest Set of Abstract Books inf Beavcrkéad $ County. Land Office Proofs and Filings ? Pearl I. Smith Title Bqilding Dillon, M ontana f » « « « G G O O BEE US For Land Flings, Land Proofs, 4 ’ Water Rights and Information on Land Titles Frank Hazelbaker, [Pres DILLON, MONTANA Tops Market with Cornfed Hqgs Ludwig Hake has returned to Har­ lem from Spokane, where he topped the market with a carload of corn-feu ('lies;or White spring hogs. There were 85 hogs In the shipment, averag­ ing « lllle undpr 200 pounds each, for which he received $7.80 per hundred atruight through, lie state« that Spo­ kane Is getting to be the market for all Montana hogs and the market was fairly flooded the day he arrived. Owns Prize-Winning Hsn The host single comb Rhode Island Red hen in the northwest belongs tv C. 8. Ilannn, prominent poultry breed­ er of Simms, who recently took first prize for said hen at the northwest poultry meet in Spokane and »Iso si the Montana state meet In Stanford. The little red hen met many hens f-nra several different states but still she captured the first prise both times and also the special prise offered by the Old National bank ef Spokane. Capitalists Buy Mines The Hidden Treasure group of min­ ing claims, near Clinton, 20 miles east of Missoula, have been purchased hjr a group of eastern capitalists. The purchase price is reported to have been $115,000.00. pOLLOWING a hearing at which va- 1 rietrs Interests appeared for see* end proposed highways the state high­ way femminee, the district foreste! ef District No. 1 of the forest servlet and the district engineer of district Nix 1 of the federal hare* a of publie roods, will recommend to the bureau ef roads chief and the forestry bend that the following highways he constructed : BettoB-Jrva, Flatbeud county, M cost $100.660. TeBemstone eanysm, rsttynpiii'i I«: Cost Mimsrcb ElceviSe, CtefriS* Is * Many Mega Shipped Roosevelt county is again In the limelight with a total shipment of 21 car loads of hogs from stations within Its boundaries. Fourteen more will be Shipped before spring, TM* is remark sble from the fact that 8« ear loads will be an Increase ef 80 cars ever last year. Ore Runs $33,000 s Ten Free milling gold silver ore which has assayed ns high as $33,IKK) a ton, taken from the McKay group of claims In the Ophlr region, Is suid by W, M. Fredericks of Helena, secretary of the Continental Mining company, to he some of the richest gold ore found In years. The Continental Is developing the claims which are in the locality where the largest gold nugget ever found In Montana was discovered. * 4 4 * * * * k * * * * k > r * * * * 4 OVER THE GREAT D I V I D E * * * A Concise Recount of Montana Pioneers Who Havt Corns to the End ef ths Trail Two Now N. P. Depots Tbt Northern Pacific railway baa completed two new depots on ft* Hue In Sfontana, one at Boneman and a*- otber at Mites d r y ai a* ««¿regate cost of approximately $ 126600 . . BoVh «re et brick tad amdernty for the ««»fort and cenemi et travelers. F A U N U M — Joseph Eastman Far- num, 70 years of age, a resident of Miles City since 1883, one of the best known old timers of the east part of the state, died at his home In Miles City. WKYDFRT—Mrs. Mary WeyAert aged 87 years, who located on a farm west of Lewistown In 1864, before that town was founded, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George J. Welder- man, in Lewistown. Deceased was the last surviving member of the party with which she came west. STEERS—Mrs. Sarah Jane Steers, wife of C. C. Steers, and one of the beat known pioneers in the Yellow- atone valley, died of eaneer at Park City. Accompanying her husband Mrs. Steers rode overland to Billings from Missouri in 1884, the party driving 800 head of horses all the way across the plains. ELLIS—Harvey B. Ellis, one of the best known early day stockmen of the northern part of the state, who located first In the Yellowstone valley In 1880 and then moved northward, died t t a hospital la Great Fans ef pneumonia. FAUNUM—J. E.Feruum , who for m»«v years during the early days was town eelrk of Miles City, died at his there after a short fitness of | Why Not Open an Account With Us? i Time Certificates Checking Accounts ¡ Demand Certificates Four Pei Cent on Savings ¡ Country Accounts Handled With the Same Care and Attention That Is Accorded City Customers. Daly Bank and Trust Company of J A N A C O N D A MILLER DEVELOPMENT CO BREEDERS OF ioe Shorthorn Cattle j C has , E. M iller , P res . Wi*dom M ontana This Bank 1 is ANDERSON — Charles Anders«, who came to Olendrve vrifh Che first ruftraed eoBstruetkm «rew te otter flrt gute, und afterward founded ibe tows et Bodge, where be was postam A ee, m e t *t hi* bosse a* -. m A x r m - A . a . m t s e m , »ged m io Mo dawt *»180:1 g* .JLdA lH E ut Bamaock, Jatter eUfM la ........ UNDER STATE SUPERVISION Capital $25,0 0 0 .00 Surplua $12,500.00 The Safety of Your Money Absolutely GUARANTEED A Courteous, Efficient Banking Service Extended to All Four Per Cent Paid on Time Deposits The Stats Bask of Wisdom WM. HUNTLSY, P e r idot. GEO. D. M KEYITT, CwMer

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