The Hardin Tribune (Hardin, Mont.) 1908-1925, January 29, 1909, Image 1
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THE HAR 'Sr VOL. II. NO. 4- TR I BUN HARDIN, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, *909. $2.00 PER YEAR. • J. W. JOHNSTON, U. S. La . t . lt Commissioner 1 Insurance Real Estate Notary Public 1 ifkix.Dilli, : MONTANA HARDIN BRICK YARD B. J. Lammers, Propr. See Me Before Buying Brick •••• • •••••• , 0 0,110 . -.11 . , For sale in any quantity. B. J. LAMMERS1 IBIA.0111.11111.AINLAIII...111. I L. H. FENSKE, Wholesale Liquors, I Cigars and Beer I Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Billin g s, Montana rwrerrwrorriar.irrior.rrorrr , ..\.....W - CALAHAN -*WM -4411104 .0 I A E41.110. Contractor I and Builder I ESTIMATES FURNISHED Hardin or Foster '01•110.-0411•11.-eums-oesres- - eume - easato The Denver MO ROOM Meals at All Hours [he Old Reliable It. THOMAS, Architect and Builder Estimates furnished for CONCRETE. BRICK and FRAME WORK. Hardin, 110111. A, ROUSSEAU, BRICK Manufacturer A N fl Contractor Plans and Specifications a Spec ilyity. GET MY PRICES Before Building H Dry Farming In Montana. The fallacy of the impression that irrigation is essential to grain raising in Montana is made apparent by the examination of the -crop yield a as re- ported from the Gallatin valley and other dry farming sections of Montana. The Gallatin Valley Commercial Club has issued a bulletin showing the re- sults from dry fanning in that section, from which it is ascertained that the t?tal anot of land farmed without irri- gation in that country is about 300,000 acres. A crop failure on the unirri- gated land is unknown, while the same can not be said of the irrigated lands, of which Gallatin county chums the largest body in the world. The average wheat yield in the United States is about 18 bushels per acre, while the arrage for the famous Red River valley for the last period of years is between 13 and 14 bushels per acre. On the dry farm lands in Gal- latin county the average yield is given at 48 bushels,' or about 30 bushels per acre more than / the average for the United States. The bulletin gives the names of many farmers in GallatM county and the number of acres and total crop yieLl of each. It shows yields of from 23 to 59 bushels of win- ter wheat per acre, while oats and bar- ley did proportionately well. The Tribune refers to what is being done in Gallatin county for the reason that many former residents of that place are now located in the vicinity of Hardin engaged in dry farming. Dry farm values in Gallatin county range from $40 per acre up. while, according to those who have settled here, former residents of that place, equally as good if not better land can be secured here under, the homestead laws of the United States. It is not the intention of this paper, or the former Gallatin- ites now living here to detract from that famous dry farm Section. The thought and intention is to impress upon those seeking homes the fact . that in this new and undeveloped country there are opportunities equal to those offered the eorly settlers of Gallatin county. Here the person with smell means can secure a foothold and lay the foundation for future prosperity and ease, while in the older and devel- oped regions only men of wealth can be . the owners of productive and never failing farm lands. What the farmers in the Gallatin valley are doing today, the farmers of the Big Horn valley will duplicate tomorrow. County Assessors Meet. The county assessors of the various counties of the state met at Helena last week Friday. A. P. Smith, of Yellow- stone county, was elected president of. the Montana Assessors' association and it wai decided to hold the 1910 meeting in Billings. Rates of assessment for this year were adopted, which will be as follodes: Stallions, jacks, mules and saddle horses, discretionary. Graded horses not less than $50. Thoroughbreds, dis- cretionary, but not less than $40. Range stock cattle, not less 'than $18 pert -head. Three -year -old steers, not leas than $27. Coming 2 -year -old steers, not less than $6. Dairy milch cows, nos less than $80. Yearlings, not less than $10. Telegraph and telephone poles—Pole line and one copper wire, per mile, $105. Each aAleitte in al copper wire, per mile, $30. Pole- iini .,id one iron wire, per mile, $85. E„ , ti additional iron wire, per mile, $10.., High power lines—Single pole line (without wire) per mile, $750. Each wire on same, per mile, $300. Double pole line \ ohout wires. per mile, $1,500. 1 2 „i. •A ire on same, per mile. $300. ,, :eduction from $6,600 as made last year on high power lines ty $8,800. Division Schemes Will FaiL Information coming , from accurate and reliable sources is to the effect that few if any of the county division • ti , - ott before the present session 4,f ti • • -lature will meet with sue - ice eight or ten bills which t ir will be introduced provid- Vinntic , onl \ two are of locoi 11,14 , ;jc de the bill providing t-,i ; , ti of Still- water county on the \k and , Mussel - , hell county on th• • • th of Yellow- -eau , . The fo-iri, . •k , for a strip of • r••Intry \.ii 18 miles wide • Ile m • 4t side of 0- ; - lone county. Is- ; ‘,N) off .1. r! 4, 4 i \•if , ' 4 1 off • , \ 1 / 4 Oetiirni linty. ; g the north t- i• lary of • irbon .•onty the Stillwac i • ocat— A: for territory. -- •r 1/• •,• of ,Intins, the pro]. , •ounty -eat of , the new county. is tine , g it rough sled- ' ding, the opposition n Carbon and Sweetgrasa countieswing intense. •.. While Yellowstone Ck), . resistance in the genet! •4, , olesent- ative in that body bee-„!• resident of the proposed new county --at 4inel per- sonally interested in the - •es.s ct the inovement yet in the hoes, it is pooty certain 11 Yellowstone county a ill protest \ , irously through Rea - tative Co, The . 141. , ividing for Muss, -1,}011 county -:. that territory y‘ ,!! ice taken from the north side , --11 , INV stone, the south and east pout •ii-• Fergus , and north and west 1 , ;cf Rosebud. and also from the soi , ot corner of Dawson, The advor., ,, if this measure will have the Soli, talon of the members of hoill • ••ii.,te and house from all the counties c which is generally understood a .1 lie sufficient to defeat it at this to - Knowing ones claim ti,, ,1ci Roundup and Columbus will t-,. I-) score and will have to wait at It r an- other two years before their iiii,1,:t teei of being county seats will be o -,! 11 Mier no Terminal to Move. Within a month or six we‘ , ! t terminal of the Northern Pacl , perhaps the Chicago, Barlingt • ,41;•i Quincy will be moved from i to Laurel, Mont. It is said the Hugs terminal will be maintained tot passenger trains of both hues, but .41 freight trains will use Laurel as t ti, i end. This will relieve the Great N,•r- 'them of running their In --gilt i !Ito Billings. The Hill interests 444t \ e: , •x- pended. upwards of $900,000 at Laurel in putting- in a modern yard and a round house, to be used jointly by the three railroads. The present tenni nals of the Burlington. at Billings are of ao ancient design and no improve- ments have been made for several years, in ant.cipetion of the removal to better quarters. The new changes will make an extra long division, from Sheridan to Laurel, but it is proposed to cut in two for slow and way freight. The sub -terminal between Sheridan and Laurel will possibly be at Crow Agen- cy or Hardin.—Sheridan Enterprire. Church and Sabbath School. Hardin 10 a. in. Foster 2p. Sermon by Rey. H. G. Gibson. Subject. Heaven. Text. \Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done unto the resurrectioh of Life.\ Jno. 5: 28,29. \We have a bielding of God, and house not made wi i. hands, eternal in the Heavens.\ 2 . it, 1. \And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for their Lord (led giveth them light.\ Rev. 22: 6. According to my usual custom, I will give the facts as stated in the Scrip- tures, and leave you to draw your own conclusions. We are plinning to have special music, and we extend a cordial wel- come to you all. Buda Chosen Vice -President. The various boards of county com- missioners of the state met in Helena last week and organized into - a state board of county commissioners. G. R. Brown, of ,Butte, was chosen chairman; J. J. Hindson. of Helena, first vice- president and G. F. Burls, of Hardin, seconil vice-president. When the meet- ing adjourned it had been decided to meet next year in Billings. County Commissioners Newman and Cramer came down from Billings Tues- day night and in company With Com- missioner Burla have been inspecting roads and bridges and lo Acing after other county matters in this vicinity. Residents of the Big Horn valley have every reason to feel grateful to thew gentlemen for the interest they have shown in assisting the development of this country in providing roads, suit- able bridges and other public improve- ments necessary for the conVenience of settlers. From them the Tribune learns that a .:- ; .t with the commit - sioners of If. county has been arranged t, -: place in Hardin about the first of 11 ,n 1 at which time the question of building a joint county bridge lier088 the BR It'crna ct, place will be consider'-c I tW f.n ‘I ed ab- sence of one tI I- , , i,, ,n e ea of Rosebud made it iii44...sittry to postpoi the meeting until the time stated, other wise it would have occured this week. Major Reynolds. Indian agent, will also take an active interest in the meet- ing as the representative of the Indians and the government. One way to make your wife's cuits taste like mother's did, is to buy a brick -Raw and wavy wood an boar be- fore supper. Donlan's Primary Bill. Senator Donlan's bill introduced in the senate for a primary election in the choice of United States senators is re- i 0 ceiving , considerable attention at th, • hands of the state press. Everything indicates that a large majority of the republican newspapers of the state • and all the democratic „papers, are violently opposed to the Donlan pri- mary plan. The following from the Forsyth Times is about the way the entire independent press of the state looks at it: ilk • I Solicited • i is 01 111R(WS, MON I ANA Capital, - - - - $25,000.00 A Genern1Banking Business Transacted Accounts DIRECTORS J. B. ARNOLD CARL RANK IN T. A. SNIDOW E. A. HOWELL G. F. BURLA The firstseven mections of the bill o a innocently lead the reader to believe ;' 0,10 :*\ . \ 1416 0 4 + 16- \Illsiettl\\matellt+ 1 \\Itse111 1- ` 111 1110-1V+0 - \Ilueetlits+ that the people are to be given tle — right to designate, by majority nit who shall be their senator irvongress. But, beginning with section eight, the \veird measure reveals its policiewl tegerdemain for I the hoodwinking of , the voters and the placing of senator- ial elections in the hands of legisla- tive bosses. Not until the astute pol- iticians fathering the bill came to the front with this abortion did anyone -ver hear of the selectioo of a 'senator • 'by counties.\ It wouqd be as fair Jr honest to choose candidates for gov. , - ,, reor and other state officers \by a majority of the counties\ ti,s it would ice to nominate a senator mu the same way. w w II. a % maw sow lasiaotalaw la Yowl& ok. 0 In other words, it is not the major N. M. ALLEN Ca CO., Lath Shingles Sash Doors B'Idg Paper H ; .!1 rdin, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in BER C. C. CALHOUN, Manager Lime, Hair Wall Paper Cement Mixed Pa:nt Linseed Oil Mont a a ty of the voters' of a party who nom- inate candidates for senator, but a majority of counties. As a student ef The Donlan subterfuge says, ' - The un- fairness of such a proposition is clearly apparent to every man Who believes t hat a primary election for senator could be only to determine the choice of the people for such office, and not the choice of the men chosen to the legislature. If section eigit is made a part of the bill then a candidate, for senator could carry Silver BOW, Deer Lodge, Lewis and Clark, Mis- soula, Cascade, cilallatin, Yellowstone and Park by a tota majority of 20,000. and his opponent, who carried the re- mainder of small counties, by a major- ity of one, would, under the present be entitled to election , by the legislature. If such a rale Is to apply to the election of a senator, why- ni it make it apply to governor, congress- man and all state officers? Under the present law it takes a plurality of all votes cast in the state to elect' a state officer, and a plurality of all votes diet in a countY name a county officer. Why not make it apply to United States senator? Why should there be any distinction for that particular office? It is a well established rule that 'the majority shall rule,' but this paper fails to see where a major- ity would stand any show Wider the proposed bill. If we are to have a primary law at all, Iet 9 ,ns„im,ve one that gives the majority the right to decide a contest.\ Not only is the bill designed to sub- vert the public will, but it is an open Invitation to corrupt candidates for United - States senator to throw their slush funds and organize their corrupt machines in the thinly' populated counties, with the knowledge that a small county like Rosebud would be more easily carried in such a campaign than a large one like Silver Bow, and would count as much in the \request\ made N to a legislative party caucus. If 41A1 high gods on Mount Olympus know anything at all, they know that eastern \ •,•iina has had all the experience ot o kind at the hands of senatorial li• .idlers it desires. The \request\ feature of the bill is laughable. When did a member of the legislature become so exalted a creature that he is greater than the people who made him—the people whom he is supposed to represent, not own? Instead of the people being obliged to crawl on their lutees to their servant, to ask him what they should have, he should be commanded to deal justly with the people --and bound by oath to do so. # : , E. C. SPENCER t , , 1 ; # . i MISIMEMMIIIINNLJNifiMMINIDIONIMN/4.= Merchandis e Gcneral 0 # 0 # # ! # Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, : Shoes, Clothing. $ o • $ Hardin, Mont. Stock Complete * 0 wivivwlfriveiiiiwb,w‘iii7.11.*k 41k '. t. 4 411, 1 11,1kribr WIN/11, I .......M. •116-alln Alft.....M.AINUO110.0•11,..41188.8.131.52..../...Y.411,411.41.1....1•• .1/4. The Montana Saloon • W. A. BECKER, Mgr. ••• - •111,1111,•••••••.••••••• Diplomat Whiskey. \..11;ST -- Imported and Domestic CIGARS / B udweiser and illings E E R C) * IMPORTED WINES Corner Central Ave. and Second Streets. .1•1\.^111/.••• / HARDIN, Mont Big Horn Saloon, D. R. WILLS, Manager, Dispenser of FINE 1 110 1.111.1141.4Yella.440111411$'\elia. a+ '11...4.111.0+ G. P. BURLA, E A. HOWELL, President No. 9215 Cashier First National Bank ) 1 Wines, Liquors and Cigars HARDIN. MONT. xxa , xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - exxax_xxxxxx=oomxx-xxitxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsonoo xxxxxxxxx NARDI N H Feed,Livery&Transferco FRANK BODE, Proprietor. • First-Class Turnouts to points on the Reservation or any place you A wish to reach. Teams with or without drivers. Prompt service. 14 )4 Express and Dray Orders Promptly Done : 4 4 ttrxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx4 ip AI it•It ID It 11 8 It it , 11111 - 1111!111- 81.111141111 • The fact is, the Oregon law is the • Leading and offers anything like a square deal to, only one now before the public which the officeneeker and the people alike VI est Liquors The only fair waY is for each part d to ti • \10 its choice for senator at fairly ht I I primaries, and previous to tile election. When each I , 1).,- thus nominated its senatorial can. &date, the whole people should be :41 in to express their choice , it ) • 4 , , , 1 eleotion ‘ as between tiii • • • ..en, and :this choice should l!! •ile mandatory if possible by means _ • !lie Oregon pledge No. 1, or other- 0 olo: The Donlan bill is a miknomer, it is vicious in its tendencies, it 'subverts 0 1.• t0 will, it invites senatorial :1 , : •c, -s to bribery and legielati \ ii `rs to corruption and debauch- ery. It is no direct' t primary bill at t e!' and .in being termed as such it insults public intelligence. !OW NINA\ Imported and Domestic Ci g ars Little Horn Saloon ST 1,TENBURG P.OFFIN, Props. • Sunny Brook Family Trade ‘11 It St 111 VI II At al IR JD 81 •Illf 1111 111 S 11101611-1111.111M111 Bonded Whiskey a Specialtyj I Hardin Meat Market 1 MAC 90%41 0 & WHAT. Proprietors. i 1leo:, Pice Paid ! e t - for HitleA end Furs.. peahen rh -Horses and Cattle. wtseaewyesoososeeoseessowseeekosA•vsevseorsossssarse • o ottmore