The Kendall Miner (Kendall, Mont.) 1905-191?, February 18, 1910, Image 4

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FOUGHT FARMING BATTLE Anil. Went Into Wilderness and Made a Ten Strike. MARTIN'S 111101C STORY Wee From Any Human Being, He Broke the loind With a Hand Culti- vator and Won With His Nerve and Brains-01es Experience With Potato Growing. This Is the itory of a farmer who won because he had nerve and under - ; standing enough to sit down on his laud and . tight 'teat. to a finish, a farmer who had never beard of the word discouragement and whose only definition of failure was that it meant \try again a little harder:\ also it is the tale of a luau who farmed as much with his head as he did with his halals, and he did an enormous amount of wort: with those latter. His name—net that it matters par- Ocularly—is Ole Martin, and slal-ears ago he diifted into these United Stales from Sweden, where he had been feria- ing, in rocky and exhausted land for fifteen years. .Six aumitha after his arrival at New York be was in Alaska, and six, mouths after that he had' a few acres of land on the Kenai peninsula, Then he began to farm There were no neighbors—not then, at ieitst, for it was not until later that a taciturn Scot sat down a short distance away and began to farm on ins own ac- count. Had No Doge or Horses. - The location was three and n half miles north of the new town of Sew- ard, and there was -no railroad; there were no horses and at first 'not even h dog, so supplfas had le be \packed\ Ins A man who has nevcr' carried sixty to a hundred pounds oa his back over rough, unbroken Coun- try can only Imagine that. itriatial Cid to be broken and cleared. Then it had to be prepared for sowing, and the old methods of Sweden and the Tanited - Statea even wereseteltiess. began with potatoes and failed. 'His results were watery earicatures of the potato of commerce. Ile had got his seals from Seattle. and he lehal again and' failed again. Then began to farm with his licnd. He aro. cetaitia to educate ha potntoes and tench theta to grow respe:tably. This could only be done by growing nisi re- seeding. Soon he had real point cc andatairawattafell them. Cultivation was a problem, foratatia out tools it was difficult. Martin soh . ; _ad this problem, however, in his own patient was'. He built, himself a hand machine anti pushed it himself with proditrous labor. Later, when he had secured a dog team, be broke them to haul the cultivator. It was a severe task, for he was alone. There was no hired man—Just - Ole himself and the Decided on archon True . , Finding himself so close to a grow-, bag commutaty, Martin rasa' that In garden produce there would be a mar- ket, and lie set to mit some seven ; acres under cultivation, Inawarly alt :\ tie work he had trouble with la's seeds. Those from tile States would not gnat well in a Boil where- there were 14{ .inehes of rainfall in n year, and so ht had to eductitethia turnips, his caul' tower, carrots, coldinges and the rest to grow in damp soil, , The government maintains experi- ment stations,.but these were and are too few; also they are only experiment statioup, and'• the real work must De Cone by the real farmer. Martin went through it all, nod, he built his log 'house. barn and outbuildings. Ile cuts his hay—tone of ft—by band and ricks ft alone. He finds tithe for ['ewers, and these are his amusements, Ile built an incubator end Is raising chick- ens and Is housing them in -ra log house equipped with a stove. every bit of work on the Owe—even , ' last tap—hes been done by this farmer sin- gle handed. I'le has combined the work of the experiment stations and the farm, and to him is due the sw- ami of farming on the Kenai. Now 1St rnilrond Ints , come to him, and he can ship lib products In to Bewnrd. even acmes the sound to Cordova and Valdez, and be is well to do. Fought Twenty Hamra a Day. But the trials and the fight of those early days, when he' wen wrestling twenty hours of a. summer day and eight hours of a winter twilight with a rough. soularetie country, pushing a clumsy, homemade cultivator by hand and smiling cheerfully, will not soon fade, nor will the days when eighteen hours of yellow sunlight brought the seeds rushing to the surface and ma- tured them in five weeks. Those were the moments when he saw the things the future held. And be's got going to sell out and go back to Sweden. He's going to stick on the job. It's his home now, and he sees the time In ten years—no, five—when he will have former neighbors all about him and the rich soil will be working , for the men who' eau conquer it. 17p in the Tanana valley and in the Copper river and the Susitna, too, farmers are following the tract: of Ole Martin, the man who farmed and made It go through—alone. NEW STAMPEDES IN ALASKA NOCT Predictions of Great Activity in the iditarod Placers, the Chitina Copper Region and the, Gold Quartz Belt. Three differeut mining stanipt.!cs each distinct In character, are tired:A- cid . for Alaska tiext summer, and ane of them as en in the depth of this jil ...- eta winter. • To the iditarod ttlacer dig- gings men are flow toiling over use snow trails in a - nild chase tor share of the undoubted riches lir. fouud there last season. Into the gi•eat copper .belt of the Chitin:1 basin taae will be another influx of miners ttml By ALICE LE BARON. • prospectors, next July when the C , , 7opyrIgbt, 1909, by American . Press Am° , per River and Northwestern aillaa dation.) reaches the outer edge of the Still another group, the. gold quartz miners, Will dock to Kenai peninsula 1 t and the Sushi/oat valley as soon as the - snow bas gone to follow up the recent Moose pass and Willow ,creek strike. It would seem then that Alaska has fitmally advanced to -the quartz mining stage, and to this intly „be added iu 11110 coal mining it: the Kering river This change 'really marks a most portant milestone in the developuieut tia the northern territory. lancer wilt- ing produces much gold, but It la,m7t a permanent resource, does not make a permanent populathai or even warr.:nt. as a rule, the huliding of railroatto. Quartz mining does. • The placer heals of the itlitared and awoke rivere, which are said to be larger in extent even than the Kloildike fields, fire sure to yield' many large fortunes. If_ the field proves as rich as the preavet showing . would . Indicate the district will have a population of 10.0G0 within a twelvemonth. Alrellity there 2,000 men where a year ago there score - hardly a dozen. The excltemeat re- , -suiting wilt be great, aptk t lie amanita story of tho Klondike arid Nettie will be repeatea. But It would be most ex- ceptional if ten years trout now should see apy iini;vrniut Other ;sifilug on in that non' aimimoat tiliprosiwet , !.1 region: it will simply tie worked out. It is different with the Chitina • p per region. -Tbere is a known belt of mineralized rock l53 miles long .d eight or ten miles wide, and. tlior this belt may also be said to be ata half - prospected, there 'are thirty-five or more groups of claims on it. (inc or two of these have -been so tar de- veloped that there is assurance of a large ore euppiy for generations. So sure le the future of this region that capital is spending $10,000,000 on n railroad from the sea 200 mince inlaud o tap it. Yet there is every possibil- ity that dozens of other properti s still unknown may equal that o e two. The Chitin:I region had neve n en- tered except by a few ml era, en- gineers and Indians. so that a en the railroad, now 100 - miles inland, reaches the mouth of the ChitIna river, thirty- five miles farther, next summer, prac- tically an entirely new country, the future activity of which is assured be- forehand, will be opened up. At pres- ent ingress -is possible' only by long trail trips over a very rough country, a condition that will be changed almost In a 'dash within a few months. The result to those who know what pioneer conditions are is apparent, Another new mining; field that giveJ. great promise bens of pioneers next' auniiner is that .north of Selanal -, on Kenai. peninsula. This is old placer country, in which wino of the mother lodes have recent. ly been 'discovered and are proving very_ rich. This'country is 'still very Calculi of access beyond Cook inlet, as there are not eveh - government trails, but it mill -had is on its way In- land to the Matanuska cent fields, and the Alaska goad commission has prom- ised next summer to build a trail' northward In this valley and across the \moantians to the haadwaters of the Kuskogeha on the way to the MINNA diggings.. 'This; will give a great impetus to both quartz .ntal placer mining along the line and 'will allow the deaelopulent of sevenl quartz propositlions. The railroad out of Seward already crosses the nenInstilti seventy miles and with new government trains has this last year made available Much gold quartz country of great promise. On the whole, the moat coneervettee Investigator must admit that Alaska's greatest mining deyr are' of the future. and that, the mineral wealth ,proilite- • Bon will be In the steady ascendant from now onward. Nettie For- Publicatiou—agattged Tract) Public land sale. Serial NO. 05365. • Department of the Interior, U. S. Lied 0,113C, Lewistown, Monte,na, F ,Is. 13, 1910. Notice is hei.iby given that, as direct , ert by the Commissioner of tile Gener- al aria °Mee, under provis:outs of Act Congress approved Juno 27, 1900 (31 Stil(s., 517), we Will offer at public sale, to the lankiest bidder, at 10 o'clock a.m. on the 21 day of March 1910 at this office the following-de- .\ land: wl awl sec. 15, twp. 18n, mg. 18e. Any persons claiming adversely the above desjelbed land are advised to. tileTheir claims, or objections, ors Or before the time designated for sale. • C. E. McKOIN. Register. • WYLLYS A. HEDGES. Receiver, No. 08374 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATiON. Department of the Interior United 'States Land Office, Lewis- town, Mont. Feb.9 - 1910. Notice is hereby given that, Santa Pe Pacific Railroad Company, by David Iiiiger, Attorney in Fact, whose post office aCddress is Lewiet own, Montan .). has this 9th day of Februaey 1910 filed in this Office its application to t.eloct, under the provisions of the Act, 01 .1trie 4„,,P497 (3') Stat., 3131, Lot I, sec. 1. ' v. p. rug. 13e., Montana, Mend ion. a, Any and :Al persons cialmlnaaa,dverse- I v tlt.latm Is Or desirrhg- to Object b.eause of the mineral charact- er of ti, land, or for attx other reason to I tie disposal to applieant, should file their allidavi a of protest, in this oniee, on or beCore the 21 day of March 1910 . C. E. McKOIN. Register. CITErira.• WAX CRELE, NCB upon a time two little can- dles lay side by side in palate box, Both a -ere pure white. Said one: \I weeder what 1. - 111 become of us. Do you Wok we i out(' be meant for rt Chriettnes tree?\ For you must anew that to be put on a Christmas tree is the best- passible Cling that can happen to a Fatal-Ie. \Of course not,\ said the other, who a as cross. \If we are ea tot for a Christmas tree it swill be for some t aabby little children—see if It isn't.\ \If we are,' said' the first, \all shine Isy very brightest, for the eyes' of even poor -children with only few pleasures in prospect are enough 'to rival little candles on ' Christmas ere.\ \If we are,\ gruma led the second, \I , am not surealiat I v. ) II allow myself to be lighted at all.\ Christina:save drew nearer and near- er. sure enougla the two little can- dles, with many others of blue and pink and yellow and red, were bought for a Christrias tree. On . the day before Christmas, while It still was daylight. some young girls came to arrange the presents and make the tree ready for the evening. \Oh; what it let of pretty little can- dles!\ sald one of Them. \They are such lorty colors—all except those two whiff Mies. We will put those out of sight, because the red and pink ones are prettier.\ \Didn't I tell you what would hap- pen?\ said the cross little candle in a whisper. . .\Yes but waft,\ replied the other. \Just shine ' your brightest all the time.\ \I won't,\ snapped the cross one. When evening came, rsnged all round the tree were happy boys and \••••••• hr.... • 'PUT 'VON 'rue VICHY TIPTOP.!' fps. Soon every bough on the great tree blossomed with little lights., Some of the flames were faint, but natty Were bele , a When the little white candles were, lighted the cross, one Just 'sputtered a minute and then went out. Tie other shone so brightly that a gentleman standing near sald: \Oh what te brilliant candle! But it fa almost out of sight among the green branches. We ought toput It where it can be seen better.\ \Put it on etbe very tiptop,\ .said a little tedy: And that is where they did put It— on the very tiptop' of the tree, where It nadded tad gleamed in answer to the smiling faces around it. LEGAL NOTICES Notice for Publication. Dapartnseut of -the Interior U. S. Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, Jan 29 1919. Notice Is hereby riven Hitt, * Ge.trie R. Hamilton, of Kendall, Montana, who On Feb. 23, 1905 made Homestead entry No. 3776, serial No. 03276, for Lots 1, 2 and 3. et swy( sec. 30, twp, 19, mg. 18e, Montana, Meridian, ' has tiled notice of intention to make final five year proof to establish claim to the laud above 'described, before the Register and Receiver at Lewis- town, 'Montana on the 7 day of March 1910. (lain - Tani names as 'witnesses: ArtleirT. Dennis, ' Kendall, Mont. ()avid Wareham, \ Lottle MeDenald, 66 44 ii ti;At N. Clingan, Lewistown, \ • C. E. McKOIN. Register. Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, U. S. _ n I Office at Lewistown, Mon- t dna. January 26, 1910, • *Notice is herety given that Lottie McDonald cf Montana, who on March 2, lif08, made homest• ad entry, _No. serial No. 04333, hit' w4 neM, sit sec 19 twp. ltn, Eng. 18 e•Mont- ana Meridian ' 1.iis tiled notice of intentiou to make mel commutation proof, to establish .:1,1irn to the land above described, o iota the Register and Ra.-eiver at !tat istowit Montana on the '1 day of :•Iareit Claimant 'fames iis wituesses: Arthur '1'. Dennis, Kendall, Moat, I:avid Wareham, G orge R. Hamilton 44 t. N. Clingau, Lewistown \ C. b. McKOIN. Register. :,..;TICE FOR PUBLICATION. l',•eartment of the Interior, U.' S. nd Oftire at 'Lewistown, Montana, •lattuary 21; leo. :.otke is hereby given that Joiepli Marshall 3ioniatia, tNho on Oct. 31 1907, roade_lionieste.id entry, -No. :,139 . , Serial No. 0408, tor gel, taie. 13, tam p 1mm. frig. 17e Meaitaria, Meridian, eta lite.1 nof.ice of intention to intake proof to eslablkli claim : the land above described, before t.nd Receiver at Lewistown, Heel., on the 1 day of Marcia:19W. Catimant llamas as trit C Pernat, D,.ertislti, Mont. 1)ersey I fogeland, ,Le.wistown 4i !tt , vit. N. Clingan • C. E. MeKOIN. Register. • \: - :0T1CV, FOR PUBLICATION. ;et - tarty:tem of the Interior, U. S. OftIce at Lewistown, Montana. Feb. 8, 1919. Notice is hereby given that • Ose,,t.r D. Dati:eFo of Denton, Montran.,,owli oft ril 22, 190S. made Desert 'entry, No. 3412, Serial No. 01117 .for swg-se, section 17, and III neX and net nwX, section 20, twp. tin, rug. 1St', Montana, Meri- dian -- Has Wed notice of intention to make ,fttai Desert Lind proof, to, establish claim to tlf! 1:014 above ge.seribed, be - lore the 11 , gistc.r. and Receiver at Lewistown If ttif etta (in • the 1.0 day - of Ma:Ai-1910. - Claimant names as witnesses: Fred Alton, W. B. Wheeler, Charles S. Ackeriv and Charley Erb all of Dent Cfl. Ma,nrana. . 4 :1. E. McKOIN, ,Register. • . • Notice for Publication. V.tp:Irtinent tlie Interior, U. S i.ane . Office at. I. , .Wistown, M.Tht. Volheittry, 14 1910. Noiice is hereby ,given bat - Allen W. DePelest. at Kefidall,. Montana, who ea March 3, 1303 made homeitead entry No. 31-31, , seriel No. 03282, for • ni sai 22, twp, 17n, of range lee, Montana Meridian, ha; tiled not: ,. .%; of int ettlitt:j to. InA!fe, anal five year 'proof, to establish claim to the land - tilijeVe - detOribed; be- fore the Regis. er and -Reca ter at Lewl , town Mont., on the 21' day oi Ma - ch lii10. 'Claimant names as w'itnesses: Th saoro Lin 'aia. Jas. A wlarry, C. C. Reed mid I unean . ail t f facticlail.Moiosita! C. Em McKOIN. Register. Notice for Publication. Departe - e.nt of the Interior, U. S. Land ()Nee at Lewistown, Montane., Feb. 14, 1940. Notice is hereby given that ..Thomas*Mountney. of Kendall, Mont,, who on March 14, 1908, made hontestead'entry No. 5132, Serial No. 0-13ir2 Tor set, sec. '9, twp. 18n, rtig, 18e, Mont. Meridian as filed notice of intention to make na claim to the land above described, before the Registet and Receiver 'at LevrIstown, Mont,on' the 22 day of March, 191o. , Claimant taamee as' witnesses: John Gilbert, George liertra'nd. John W. Butler and Joseph Davidson all of Kenlall, Mont. C. E. McKOIN. Registet , 11•Ltice , fur Publication (Isolate., Tract) Public Lind Sale. Serial No. 05339 r/Cpartment of tile Interior. U, S. I..and Office at . Lewistown, Mon- tane, Feb. 15,1910. • Notice is het ehy given that, as direct- ed I y - the Commissioner of the Gener- al Land Office, under provisions of Act of Congress approved Juno 27, 1916 134 Stmts.,. 61/0 we will offer at public sale, to the higheef, bidder, at 11 o'cleck a.m. on. the 21 day of march 1910, at this office, the following de- scribed la,nd: wl sag Sec. 11, ni net sec. lb, twp. 18n, rag. 18e, Any persona claiming advereily the above -described land:are advised to tile their claims ' or objections on or before the time designated for sale. C. E. McKOIN. Register, WYLLYS A. HEDGES. Receiver. \at 0 .0 a a - Nc Eletteir 'T1rt -1615 51/04Y - K2 . 22=11111r7.i. - 11.11P .; Now to Buy Lots in The 'Oreat Gold Camp Kendall's ['Nat - no - es t, of the inInInb: wet -Id are centered upon Kendall. It Is sii.o the center of a great 'gold producing area and tabu- i•t1.11% al.h Iles within its very limits. The operating, mines em- ploy CCtI min, and numerous, prospective mines upon which large ore boiih i see been diacoveredare earint;ietnig arrangements for Oh , buiirlic3: of plants and Inflis. ,Population, .1,200. Adequate oil'r and electric, light service, i'Doestion: Picturesque -trio mast a. • Pur th- buit'ding a a . city. School facilita: ,mnsun-- Qt; in Value From $5.0 to $1,500 be cheaper than they are today ••••••••••1•I, ,•••••••••••••••••• • tr.. ; 1,e m's it , ! headquarters for stack in the followlow I' c.;,,:panles Si tv:11 pay you to investl ate. • Nin'ing Company Cao r ..1.1 7 LIEni9l Company shwneld Mining Cornimnii t • mambo, call c:o or adareas . lovoshinent ariMPTHly KENDALL. , cnyz: CREEL KELLY, Elite. Ur* '442 RS .:. 1NSED ENDALMERS . Celr: Caskets in Sloe) f - r a a Malts WILDEY. LUD5E 1 , 1-3. id I. O. P. F. sday Eveni9g Al ; Vittirtg Ment- r.• Frahan, See. WILICEISIN rrilJ gr P. . tendalL Mont. • eveninu aI 8 ti / Git C . ; la .!ori?s' NH, Visit- . Ina memloo s alwous welcoma, hos G1:1 C , Scott,' K. of R, & •••• :4:••••••646.•••• S WI Kole, Menton Notary Publ;c R: ai Estatc 1..1\..11Ce • imENT FOR S r .&MARINE a Iv ultasect Geslearet - Agent, for the—i NTT tt AM` IRON FENCE AND LAWN FURNITURE C. HUNTOOrti ArToirmay AT Law Lewistown, (..ffice, Opp. Day Rouse. Tel. Boll 7D; Mutual le. L. M. 001111(111G1tArl1 RESIDEreT DENTIOT Woikmanship first-class in all • branches of the proleseloti KENDAL!, : MONTANA E. E. COTY, Physician /And 8 I:VW , C rt. Office Over Stafford's s•i Ate endall, • • Montar. ar a ; C. EPIDDLE, ; - 'hys/cizen And ri..;22rgeon Lowis'own, Montana ere L — &Mee the, of •ny other make --Titer...re wars McCall Pat :wen:A:le t/.•,..a aeweat of tbeir cyle, aeczrt.cy .d •implaCity. Mena, Ire arastae (The Queen of . re•bian) bee Ma, eubscrihrer that, rt.!. her 1-tdier• M 6,e• On., Oert year's su bor.intim. - (It number.) cent. 30 ernp, Lau,* 5 cents, E.el gelsn bf cC)01 . 1'•t- Neel Free. Sub•caller • teidy A sr eta Vl'aulfe. lt(.de , n. ',redone or !fliers! calbs , mmismi , S. Pbrfern rater. -50e1 dl em de. • yienrd end Premium Cottaln,•• pretutur-,) imit free. Addresi THY IteCA LL CO.. Ns. 1 we GO V SAW EXPERIENCE -PATENTS TIRADE MAIMS DESS•148 Covratakars 10. Ally nne seeding a. .each and deeerletion was 101010 ieianrtein cite oshocc ries:elema kiteaflon ia probably astenteb)4 , twanmea- _ acme 00nedentfel• HAMM no r•Idmin tan frac oldert seeney for •••••44nn...... Patents taken throne) Mean a w mewl pad* reeklak, without chew*, la the SdttilifitJJmerkaL We WW Print IM First Class Envelopes For Only $1.25 -SECOND-HAND rOODS- DOMMT NO J. S. KELLY Wseonoly flinet.tatao aetti haryeel Ve- in o , of soy foblenlIdo Trerria. s ear ; (fiat niontbe. 5'. Sold AY rrefWeAssle II atitars.lesmar. h ew To eir lb.

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