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FACTS ABOUT MONTANA AND THE
FERTILE MUSSELSHELL VALLEY
"Westward the course of empire
takes its way." Montana, with its
mines, its forests, its rich agricultural
and grazing lands, and its water
power, lies in the pathway of the
advancing empire. Rapid develop
ment of rich resources is today making
Montana a land of wealth. The tide
of immigration has already reached
it. Dormant resources are being
%wrought into riches. The whole state
holds out inducements and oppor
tunity to people of all classes. A few
short years only have passed since
this great state was open only to the
savages who ran wild in the hill and
on the bench lands. Already a thrifty
population has gathered within
its boarders. Cities, towns and farm
houses are springing up as if by magic.
On the bosom of Montana there is
unlimited room for countless numbers
yet to come.
Soil, Climate and Rainfall.
To such advantages of situa ion,
opportunity and growth are addied a
fertile soil, a healthful ciimate and
an abundant rainfall. Tire soil varies
in different districts, but generally it
is an alluvial deposit, a grey loam of
from two to forty feet in depth. In
some districts the soil is a sandy loam
with a clay subsoil. In other parts
it is a dark loam w ith gravelly subsoil.
In all sections a large percentage of
lime can be found. The fertility of
Montana has never been questioned.
The tests of Professor Shaw of the
Agricultural College of Minnesota
and of Professor Atkinson of the
Montana' State Agricultural College,
have adduced the fact that nitrogen,
phosphorus and potash, those elements
the lack of which prevents crop re
turns in other sections, are in abjunJ
ance in Montana soils. Actual ex
perience has added further proof. In
many sections of Montana continued
cropping of wheat has apparently had
no effect whatever on the yield.
Experienced farmers testify uniformily
that there is no tendancy toward the
exhaustion of the soil.
The cliirte of Montana, usually a
surprise to visitors, is especially in
vigorating. The air is clear and dry,
and combined with a large percentage
of bright days, make the climate one
of the most healthful and pleasant in
the world. There are few days during
the entire year in which outdoor work
cannot be done in comfort. Stock of
all kinds winters in the open, llalring
stockraising profitable. Summer days
are long, and altiougn at midday the
sun is hot, ow ing to tile iligil alt itude,
sunstrokesare unknown. The niihts
are always .ol and pleasant. The
ground opens in April, sometimes in
.larch, and freezes up usually in I
November. although ground has bean I
plowed during the winter months.
The impression is very general that
Montana is an exceedingly dry state.
The impression is false. The statis
tics of the U. S. Weatiler Bureau
show that for the past tive years tile
annual precipitation has been in
creasing, and that thil normal pre'ip
ital lot, for the whole state. corer rg
a period of twenty year', has b4en
15.34 inches. The rainiali varies as
does the soil. The largest average
for the eastern port ion of Mntiana is
18.75 inches, and tihe stallest iý 2'.s
incltes. Tile western divi.diun h is a
maximum of 22.L3 and a tiinitlnon )I
12.56 inches. The avserage pr f~pit a
tion for 'ix. Is given by U. ;. Weather
Bureau, was 2O.t inclies. The normal
A NEW AND COMPLETE LINE OF
Son't Forget to see our line of Hand Painted Chiria and
Leather Goods also our line of Perfumes.
Hawley & Farr H A R LO W T O N DRU G COQ The Druggists
annual precipitation for Utah is 12.20
inches, and for North Dakota 17.79,
including the heavy rainfall of the
Red River Valley. During the sumn
mer of 1909 the rai:t all of Mu:itana
has been the greatest III years, ..s
is attributed to the fact that settie
ment, cultivation, and tree-planting
have increased, which by comiiion ob
servation is known to increase rain
The Last West.
For many years the west was the
goal of the poor moan, the liumeseeker.
The homestead law has afforded
opportunity for thousands. The
homestead lands of Norti and South
Dakota, which alforded livehood and
homes for itany, have been taken.
The settler must. now turn to the
agricultural valleys of Montana.
These taken, all the besti homestead
land is gone, The recotds in the
dilterrent United State;a lani offices in
Montana show Iow rapidly the land
is being taken. The last t wo years
have witnessed a marvelous change
over the whole state. Ito muesteaders
cabins now (tot the valeys and bencil
lands, tields of vaaving grain and al
fala now break the monotony, aid
Montana, turnierly the state of the
copper, silver and gold, a:l the arli
of the cowboy, is rapidly becoming a
great agricultural state.
While the state was scarcely set
tIed, land values were low, but with
recent immigration, the value of land
began to rise. The enormous influx
of settlers in the last two years has
caused the price ai land to treble and
qutdruple in value. Land, which
three years ago could be bought for
$2.50 or $3.00 an acre, now brings $10.
$12, $15 and even alS an acre. For
the past year real est ate has had a
steady boom. The still greater inrlux
of people next year will produce a still
greater boom in 1910. Ilhe big crop
that has just been harvested in Mon
tana making hundreds of happyhlotties
and contetetd ii resides, will bring to
this state in the next year, thousands
of settlers anti land seekers. Will
any person say the purchase of Mon
tana land at tie, pre ett n ma is not a
Crops and Yields.
A glance at the report ont liegovern
ment bureau of agriculture, vill con
vince any one I hat Montana ateinds
iigl in trop val]eis.
Montar'a prouiced in itr)i , :3.7ft.00I
bushels of spring lheat on 1.. 000
ac e , which sold at an average of M9
cents per bushel worth at I e farot
*3,18500. an averago of 21.2 bI'- lts
per acre. This is a ret urn of $20.81
per acre. Kansas 1908 prauc ed 5.5
bushels to the acre and .iinnisula
12.8 bushels per acre.
Of oats Montana produced in 1008 a
total of 10.500,000 bushels on 214,0o0
acres, an aver.ge yili of 41 ti bushels
per acre, which sold for an average of
49 cents a bushel, a total vague of
$5.177,000, and a value of $20.38 per
acre. Illinois produced 23 bushels
per acre and sold t iioui at 47 cents a
bushel. mnakitig a value of $iO.5l per
acrr. Iw1a.:' t24 ball ls'r arre anu
nold at 42 uetlits per bunihel. a value
itf $1 .08 per acre.
Montana" prodicel 104.000 bushils
of hlaxseed in 1¶Io which sold fur !1.00
per bushel. 'Ihli ivid was 11.:
biustiel, per acre. the li- est of aii\
state except one.
Mont aria produced in PUN, 2.7i.ti0l0
bushe s of potatoes on 20,000 acres,
an average of 1:8 bushels per acre
andi they sold at an average of 70 cents
per bushel. The value was $96,10
per acre. Iowa as an average, Mi~sis.
sippi Valley state, produced 11,280,000
bushel. an average of nO bushels per
acre, which sold for 60 cents pjer
iushel, a value o.' *04.M) per acre.
The ligures given by the Secretary
of Agriculture refer only to eight of
the crops of Montana. No account is
taken of the immense crops of alfalfa
or of winter wheat. And to these
crops great sections of the state are
now given over, the production run
ning into enormous values. The beat
information authorities in the state
put the land products of Montana in
1!08 in excess of $60,000,000.
In 1907 the entire district between
Lewistown and Moore, Montana,
averaged 35 bushels of winter wheat
per acre. In 1908, owing to the
unusual crop conditions of June and
July. the average yield was cut to 25
bushels. Turkey red winter wheat
and Scotch fife are the two leading
varieties and grade high.
Montana's main crops are wheat,
barley, alfalfa, clover, oats, rrye, hay,
Ilax. speltz and potatoes. Onions,
beans, peas, pumpkins, squashes,
tomatoes, cabbage, celery, sugar beets,
apples, plums, currants, and berries
also produce well.
The following are average crop
values for the last ten years according
to the U. S. Department of Agricul
Average for Average for Minn.,
CROP. Mont., Value Ill., Iowa. Mo. and
at farm per Neli. Value at farm
acre: per' acne:
Wheat........$17.71 $ 8.68
Barley........ 19.61 9.52
Oats......... 15.98 7.68
Corn.......... 14.77 9.74
Rye........... 13.72 9.02
Potatoes...... 78.41 35.68
Ilay.......... 27.50 8.90
M2 NTANA EXCEEDSTHE OTHERSTATES
Wheat, $ 8.03 per acre or .... 83 p. c.
harley, 10.09 per acre or... 105 p. c.
JaIs, 8.30 per acre or....108 p.c.
Corn, 5.03 per acre or.... 51 p. c.
IRye, 4.70 per acre or.... )1 p. c.
l'otatoes,32.78 per acre or.... 91 p. c.
IHay, 18.60 per acre or....208 p. c.
According to the same authority,
Montana oats made an average yield
of 41.2 bushels per acre for the ten
year period, 1897 to 1906, inclusive.
For the same period oats in Illinois
made an average of 32.( bushels per
acre, Iowa 31.6, Minnesota 33.2,
Mms.,ouri 22.0, Nebraska 20.
Lean or Fat?
The query is often made: "Is it pos
sible to regulate flesh by diet, and is
These arequestions for the family
physician to decide, but it is safe to,
say that diet does, to a great extent,
govern the accumulation of flesh.
Sweets, of course, rather than acids,
tend to increase weight, and drinking
water is good for those inclined to
thinness. Starchy foods, potatoes,
rice, etc., make-flesh, and much exer
else tends to reduce it. Above all, per
haps, does temperament govern, and
habit of life is a strong factor. For
instance, the woman who lounges
about all day, is going to have a hard
time keeping her flesh within the pre
scribed fashionable limits.
For her whose object is flash, the
following lines must be followed nega.
tively, but the lady of embonpoint will
do well to treasure them, learn them
by heart and take for daily guidance:
If y.u wish to grow thinner
Ditrinish your dinner,
And take to light claret instead of pale
Look down with an utter
Contempt upon butter,
And never touch bread till it's toasted
JERSEY U L. TELEGRAPH
OPERATOR FOILS ROBBERS
HOLDS OFF TRIO OF BURGLARS
WITH REVOLVER AND LATER
CAUSES THEIR ARREST.
Newfleld, N. J.-The heroine of the
hour is Maude Corsiglia, the pretty
18-year-old telegraph operator at
Buena, asi miles from here, whose
quick, wit and cool nerve resulted in
the arrest of three men who broke
into the station and rifled the cash
drawer of $9.50 while she was tempo.
The men appeared about the sta
Lion and their first move was to test
Miss Corsiglia's nerve, by coming in
side and asking her whether she was
not afraid to be alone. The little
operator boldly informed them she
would shoot the first man who ma
This frightened the men off for
awhile, but they returned and tried to
Tried to Open the Door of Her Office.
open the door of her telegraph office.
The plucky little telegrapher reached
for a revolver which she always has
lying on her desk and would have
fired on the intruders, but they made
a hasty retreat. Fearing they would
return, Miss Corsiglia ran up to Buena
Vista hotel to request help. While she
was gone the trio broke in and robbed
the cash drawer.
Miss Corsigila did not become fright.
ened or nervous, but rushed to the
telegraph key and called up Justice of
the Peace Sims of Minatola, giving
him a description of the men and
saying they had headed that way
Sims, with the assistance of three oth
era, captured the three men in the
woods about nightfall, but they denied
any knowledge of the robbery, and no
money was found on them.
When Miss Corsiglia Identified
them, however, they confessed to the
robbery and told where the money
could be found hidden in the woods
All three men were then sent to jail
in default of $500 bail.
About two weeks previous to the
above event the station was robbed
during the night. Notwithstanding
the two robberies Miss Corsiglia do*
Clares she will still hold her position
She is a practiced revolver shot.
HAM FROM HOME.
HEN my wife goes to see
She comes back, loaded
With everything - from
To doughnuts, golden
She has a glass of jelly,
A little pot of jam,
And, someti.nes. in her
Is stowed a whole,
They say that "absence
makes the heart
Grow fonder," day by
And that is true, yet, I confess,
I of.en stop and say:
-Why doesn't wife come home?" and
The front door-bell starts ringing,
Although my "heart has fonder" grown,
I wonder what she's bringing?
When you and I went walking, dear,
Adown the path together,
'Twas always goldeia sunset then
And always June the weather.
The world had naught for us to fear,
And all the way was gladness;
The birds were lilting songs of love,
With ne'er a note of sadness.
When you and I went walking, sweet,
In days now gone forever,
There were no ways but joyous ways
No forking ways to sever.
The path unfolded 'neath our. feet
And led to realms of glory
Where I might tell. and you might hear
The words of love's old story!
Ah, love that knows no troth but this
The vows of youth and gladness
No plighting but the one of spring,
Before the days of madness!
Ah, youth that knows the perfect blimp
That sets the heart to beating,
Before the world has struck its gong
Upon our love dreams fleeting!
When you and I went walking, dear,
Adown the path together,
'Twas always golden sunset then
And always June the weather!
Come back to me, 0 sweetheart fair,
From out the years of glory,
And let me whisper once again
The words of love's old storv?
PHONE THE HIGHEST QUALITY PROMPT
75 AT THE PRICES OF SERVICE
A FEW HOLIDAY SPECIALS
Sweet Sifted Peas Two Gallon Fruit Specials
Richelieu small, sifted Early
June Peas. Tender and Select unpeeled peaches 35
delicious. 3 cans 5 per gallon.... ...
for ............... 5 c New York apples per 35c
Early June peas 2 cans 25c gallon ...........
Good June Peas per can 10c
YOU will save 5 cents on
Sugar Corn every can by taking ad
Richelieu Maine corn 5Oc vantage of this offer.
3 cans for........
Standard corn 3 cans Hiawatha Crawford
for.................. 2 5 C peaches, Bartlett pears,
Royal Anne Cherries in
Seasonable Suggestions heavy syrup, full wt. 30c
Aunt Jemima pancake flour.
Just the thing for griddle Nice, large mealy home grown 75
cakes. Muflins and potatoes per 100 pounds........ .
gems, 2 pkgs. for.... .25
Me and Cane sprup per 95c Diamond C Soap 25 $1.00
1-2 gallon . ................. 50c bars................
Dr. l'rlces Wheat Flakes, the reg- MactSp33 1fl
ular 2 for .25 sellers. 3 Maco Sap3
packager for . Bars ................ $1.00
8 bars............... 28c
Preserves Silk Soap 30 $1.00
A full quart of pure fruit Bars............... 1
preserves for... 35c 7 Bars..................25c
"Snow White," a strong rich Dakota
hard wheat flour, the most satisfactory
that money can buy, per 49 lb. sack $1.75
WE ALSO SELL OATS, HAY
Bran AND FALL WHEAT
Harlowton Grocery Co
An Interest Bearing CERTIFICATE of DEPOSIT
c7 cQi BANK BOOK
with $1 and over
State Bank of Harlowton
BUS & TRANSFER
Bus and Transfer
Bus Meets all Trains
Harlowton, Montana . . Telephone No. 63.
Whea ml Ma feeds thee Chicknns
in thee Early light of Morn,
they goBel up a peck or two
of pa's Expensive Corn
but when it cums 2 selling Eggs,
ma carries thea I town
and charges Pa with evry Cent
of trade she sits trum Browni
and when thee Nabors cum 2 call,
or folks frum out of Town,
ma gits her ehtoken book 2 set
a Few Moar figgers down,
and then she tells them what She's Made
and they say: "Mercy Me!"
Ma allus falls 2 figter what
thee Corn is costin'! Gee!
thee Prechur cum* 2 dine with us
and Ma she cooks a chick.
He asts thee Blessing, and pa see
fer him 2 Naim his pick!
he ses: "thee brest Is allus goot*
I git thee NECK fer mine
and then ml ma she TELLS HIM, 1.
and he see: "Ain't that fine'"
then Pa he riggles in his chair,
but does not say a Word!
1 eat mi neck and for a time
it seams I have not heard,
And then I tell thee Prechur,
seeing father so forlorn,
that Pa wood make more dough thee
a&-b* 1ng ma the Corel