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kONTANA'S TREASURES CON T':.1 "AINED IN ITS FARMS. 10NE OTHER SO PRODUCTIVE Yield of State's Acres Wonder of the Eastern Agricultural World Duty That Remains. Of course, the people of Montana are aware of the immense possibili ties possessed by the state in the way of agricultural development, but those of the east do not. Back there Mon tana is still largely regarded as a mining region and practically noth ing is :nown as to its wonderful re sources of the soil. Speaking about this, Guy E. Mitchell, secretary of the National Irrigation association, who, with W.' M. Wooldridge, Montana representative in that organization, at Helena, a few days ago said: "Montana, 'the Treasure State,' a n ame gained through great mineral Wealth, will be known in this genera tion, even in this day, as 'Montana, the Treasure Farm state.' "The yield of Montana acres is today the wonder of the agricultural asts of the east. Take the great :wheat states and Montana's yields of ,wheat beat them 100 per cent; take Zthe oat producing centres, Montana ;:beats them in yields by even a greater percentage; take the average of the ,United States for potatoes and even ,corn, the latter *supposed to be a Sisouthern crop, and Montana's yields S.so far exceed them as to indicate that t there must be some mistake in the figures. Take the income from an acre of Montana apples, peaches or small fruits and it will exceed the t :most productive acre to be found in ,the entire cast, its Puture Bright. ""Is not then Montana's agricultural future a bright one? 'Surely it is, when sage brush shall have given 1 place to the grain field, when moun- t tain valley grass shall have been 4 supplanted by orchard, and, lastly, when crude agricultural and large farm holdings shall have been suc ceeded by careful culture and inten sive 'methods under which each acre shall be made to produce its maxi mum of yield. "There are here and there.many somewhat isolated in stances of what Montana farmers may accomplish if they will set them selves to co-operate with nature and work their soil rationally as an intel ligent man treats his dumb beasts from which he desires to secure the greatest endeavor. Here is a single instance of what can be found today in the centre of the state: "M. H. Allen, living five miles out of Bozeman, took up a 160 acre home stead 20 years ago. 'He is a compara tively recent convert to crop rotation, having practiced -summer fallowing until five years ago. His practice now is to grow clover for two years and then break up and sow to grain for three years, then revert to clover. T.e plowing under of this clover stubble and root system has increased Mr. Allen's grain yield almost double. His showing for 1904 is as follows: "30 acres wheat, 80 bu. to the acre, at 80c per bu......1,920.00) "38 acres oats, 90 bu. to the acre, at 40c per bu........ 1,368.00 "86 acres timothy and clover, 160 tons hay sold for 16 ton 960.00 "'econd crop of clover, sold for pasture ............ 200.00 '"Chickens sold 1100, butter $100, potatoes 1100 ...... 300.00 Total .. .. .............. 4,798.00 . ".". ~ '. EXPENSES. "Hire for one man, 7 mos., _ 30 per mo.; board $15 ..$ 315.00 "Credit for labor performed by LMr. Allen .......... 500.00 "Incidental expenses, 1200; Staxes, 190 .............. 290.00 "Irrigation maintenance, $21; insurance, 120 ......... 41.00 ' Total.... ..............1,146.00 -Balance, net profit ......13,652.00 Let the East Know. 7 Now, put this before the people of 4i e east, the thousands of eastern Swho know how to farm well and e a few hundred or thousands of ar saved up, but do not know where to invest it or where to for a new home, such information thIs and see what will be the re Why, lands will increase in -doube--people will come ing for opportunities to make eon such 3productive soil, the $il U beclmel sittled up by a lasal of altlsans with startling rapidity, the great ranches will be sub-divided and men and women and children will in many instances take the places of fat cattle and sheep. Ask Their Support. "The farming capabilities of Mon tana are a fact. They will be dis covered sooner or later by a great land hungry, home seeking popula tion. The paramount question before the business men of the state and those who desire its best and swiftest development is, shall this information be advertised and exploited to the world, and the state rapidly settled, or shall this great possible develop ment be retarded? This question is for the people of Montana to answer. The National Irrigation association is working for the development of the west, not of any particular locality, not of any particular state; but of the west. Montana has vast agricul tural advantages. We are willing and anxious to exploit these advantages to 'eastern home-seekers and settlers. We simply ask the cordial support of the solid' and substantial men of the west. Do they desire this co-opera tion to carry the message of the west amongst the dense population of the east?" SMELTERS FOR COOKE. Two Companies to Build Works Next Year. Livingston, Oct. 20.--R. G. Kerr of Cooke was in the city yesterday on his return from Carbon county, where he took his family for the winter. Mr. Kerr says that a few days ago he had a conversation with F. C. Byrne, president of the Rocky Mountain Smelters company, the concern which was said to contemplate putting smelters in Cooke 'City last summer. According to Mr. Kerr the proposi tion has by no means been aban doned, Mr. Byrne stating that the ar rangements are now complete and that the smelters will be installed early next spring. 'Should this be true, Cooke will be well supplied, for the Cooke City Smelters company, an organization of Seattle men, are al ready taking active steps to put smel ters in Cooke next summer. They have a gang of men now working on a ditch and will send in a saw mill outfit at once. George B. Allison, president of the company, has filed on o,000 inches of the waters of Republic creek for water supply for the smelters. It seems reasonably certain that the latter company means business and the Cooke miners feel greatly encouraged. They confidently believe that a railroad will not be far behind the smelters. MILES COMING TO MONTANA. General May Stump State for the Democrats. From Miles City comes the report that General Nelson A. Miles, re tired lieutenant general of the army, and formerly stationed at Fort Keogh, will probably make a stumping tour of Montana in the interst of the dem ocratic national ticket. Although not yet definitely decided upon, it is said that he may be looked for sometime during the latter part of the present month. The general is still "sore" at the administration, particularly President Roosevelt, and should he decide to make the campaign the subjects upon which he is to talk will be the atti tude of the United States toward the Philippines and of the administration in regard to the establishment of a general staff to direct army affairs. General Miles is well known in the state and if he carries out his credited intention will undoubtedly draw large audiences. although little confidence is felt in his ability to turn votes. The people have come to regard him as a scold, with a personal grievance, and while they may be prompted by curiosity to turn out and hear him, it is admitted that his influence will not be very strong. Labor Official Missing. Great Falls, Oct. 20.-A warrant of arrest was issued out of Justice Race's court this afternoon for J. W. Walmer, secretary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, who is want ed on the charge of embezzlement. It is alleged that Walmer has left the city for parts unknown, taking with him the funds of the local branch of the order amounting to about 5350. Walmer came to this city about eight months ago, and has been secretary of the local branch of the brotherhood for nearly all that time. Walmer was last seen in the city this morning about 4 o'clock, and it is said that he and a companion checked two trunks to Havre on the early east bound train. The sheriff's officec has wired to all important points in the state for his apprehension. Map of Ceded Reservation. Map of ceded part of Crow Indian reservation will be mailed to any ad dress by The Gazette on receipt of 10 cents. oee0posssoageo00 ioo s o go4@ooo o 0 0t 0 Judge Charles H. Loud In presenting their candidate for judge of the district court the republicans of the Seventh .istrict are confident that they are presenting to the electors one of the ablest jurists in the state. For the past eight years Judge Loud has served well the interests of the people of the district. His is a clean record, both on the bench and in private life, and few, indeed, have been the re versals of his rulings on the bench by the higher court. The district judgeship in the Seventh district is by no means a sinecure. Comprising as it does the counties of Yellowstone, Rosebud, Dawson and Custer, the task of keeping clear the sev eral court calendars at a minimum cost to the taxpayers has been by no means any easy one. From the three counties east of .here, Risebud, Custer and Daw son, it is freely predicted that Judge Loud will be triumphant at the polls by a majority reaching at least 600. Here in Yellowstone a campaign is being waged by the friends of Judge Loud's oppo nent on the ground that he is a citizen of the county, but the tax payers are familiar with the splendid record made by Judge Loud on the bench and the voters will vote as a majority to have }* Judge Loud continue, to serve the people in a judicial capacity. 0 ~-.J @ @ 0@@@ 0 "@ 0 0C~ 0~ 0r 0t 0 0 35 0 0 0f I~ 0o 0~1~ 0 0eil~~~~ 3i 0 08a~ 0~ 0-9 0ut~ 0hre .Lu 0000000000000000000000B~E~t~ 00000000 BLIND MAN MAKES STATEMENT. Denies Having Deserted Hayworth Boy at Butte. From Saturday's Daily. O. E. Bleiler is the name of the blind man who is charged by the newspapers of Butte with having de serted a small boy at that place. Mr. Bleiler, like the boy, is a resident or Billings, and is well known to many persons in the city. The affliction affecting him is of but recent occur rence. To The Gazette he made the following statement: "I did not desert the boy, as I am charged with having done, and I did not let him stand on the sidewalk while I went into a saloon. I took him inside with me, as he was acting as my guide. He had occasion, to leave the room and upon attempting to return he lost his way and could not find the place where I was. He was not lost, in the literal sense, for he knew where the room was where we were stopping. When I discovered that he could not find the place where he had left me I notified the police, who promised to take care of him over night if he fell into their hands. "The next morning I called at the police station and was confronted by tne state humane officer, who took charge of the boy and left me without a guide. Now, if it was humane to take him from me, would not it also have been humane to have provided me with another guide, as I can do very little without one? Taking the attitude assumed by Mr. Schoenfield it is very evident that he thinks a blind man has little right to exist. "There was no complaint or objec tion on the mother's part when I pro posed to take the boy with me. I had :ntended to send him home from Butte, as I said I was going to Salt Lake and would try to get a larger boy to travel with me. No agreement existed as to what I was to give the boy. I was to be permitted to give him voluntarily what I regarded as proper in the way of clothes, and any statements made to the contrary are false. The mother is able to support him and it was an act of humanity on her part to permit him to accompany me, as I had no one to lead me and only wanted him for a short time." Cancers Removed. Cancers successfully removed by the skill of medicine. All people af flicted with this dreaded disease, can cer, will do well to call on DR. W. A. JACKSON, Cancer Specialist, 1128 W. Main street, Bozeman, Mont. P. O. Box 512. tf Commencing October 1, I will give a cash prize of $2.50 for high .score, prize to be awarded first day of each month. On and after October. 2, alley will be open Sunday afternoons, 1 to 6. 43-9 Billings Bowling Alley. ASTONISHED VISITORS. Homeseekers Are Shown Practical Results of Irrigation. From Saturday's Daily. Practical illustration was given yesterday to the party of homeseek ers that arrived over the Burlington earlier in the day to inspect the lands owned by the Billings Land and Irri gation company. They were taken up the valley for a number of miles and shown the farms there. The im mense stacks of hay dotting the fields caused them the utmost aston ishment, while they marveled much at the display made in the office of the company of about everything in the way of vegetables, fruit and grain .apable of cultivation in the temper ate zone. Following are the names and ad dresses of the visitors: P. B. Barnes, Malvern, Iowa. W. W. Harris, Malvern, Iowa J. H. Mitchell, Ottumwa, Inwa. S. C. Owens, Ottumwa, Iowa. W. J. Owens, Ottumwa, Iowa. Chauncey Hedrick, Ottumwa, Iowa Mrs. Ohaun'cy Hedrick, O;tum'wa IoW :a. Frank Morrison, Batavia, Iowa. C. A. Freize, Aledo, 111. Lee Frieze, Aledo, Ill. Jasper Beard, Aledo, Ill. Tom Lemon, Aledo, Ili. L. R. Traego, Aledo, Ill. '8. H. Clay, Cambridge, Ill. W. E. Scott, Fairfield, Ia. John Quickender, Fairfield, Ia. Haldine Fisher, Corning, Ia. O. ,Hardin, Corning, Ia. J. F. Smith, Corning, Ia. Winm. O'Connell, Corning, Ia. F. A. Blxler, Corning, Ia. A. S. Fife, Corning, Ia. O. C. Brokan, Corning, Ia. ,W. F. Kennedy, Corning, Ia. A. Huntington, Coming, Ia. F. J. Heaton, Corning, Ia. F. P. Johnson, Corning, Ia. Wm. Powell, Corning, Ia. N. Driscoll, Corning, Ia. Jim Hoagland, Corning, Ia. J. M. Merrill, Watseeka, Ills. F. W. Hunter, Watseeka, Ills. L. V. Williams, Stockland, Ills. J. B. White, Milford, Ills. Walter Rickel, Springfield, Ills. Frank Sauholtzer, Clearfield, Ia. Geo. Dean, Clearfield, Ia. John Hamilton, Clearfield, Ia. Mr. Baxter, Shenandoah, Ia. L. R. Abbott, Newcastle, Ind. Mrs. L. R. Abbott, Newcastle, Ind. S. C. May, Newcastle, Ind. Mrs. S. C. May, son and daughter, Newcastle, Ind. Ross Thomas, Newcastle, Ind. J. W. Ogle, Newcastle, Ind. Chas. Beck, Newcastle, Ind. Mike Lockwood, Newcastle, Ind. Frank Lockwood, Newcastle, Ind. Samuel Bennaman, Newcastle, Ind. Mrs. Samuel Bennaman, Newcastle, Ind. Nathan Frazier, Newcastle, Ind. Calling cards at the Gazette office. COMPANY HELD BLAMELESS. Funeral of Fohey Will Take Place Tomorrow Afternoon. From Saturday's Daily. After hearing the testimony of the sever&i witnesses examined yester day afternoon the coroner's jury em paneled to make inquiry into the death of Albert J. Fohey,, the switch man killed near the Northern Pa cific stockyards earlier in the day, returned a verdict holding the rail. road company blameless. In addition to Policeman Salsbury, who was riding with Fohey, two others saw him when he was climb. ing from the top of the car. One of these saw him after he had fallen and was being dragged by the wheels before they passed over him, but did not see him as he fell. It was shown that the ladder of the car was in good condition and that the usual precautions had been taken by the company for the safety of those working abuut it. It is sup posed that Fohey slipped after he reached the bottom of the ladder and one of his feet caught in the rail, drawing him back and under the wheels. The funeral will take place tomor row afternoon at 3 o'clock from the deceased's late home, No. 102 South Twenty-eighth street, and will be un der the directions 'of Billings lodge, No. 394, B. P. O. Elks. The members will assemble at the lodge room at 2 o'clock and proceed in a body to the house. The pallbearers selected are M. L. Hoyt, W. J. iStaats, E. S. Holmes, O. W. Nickey, C. J. Davis and W. J. Scott, all Elks. ROUSING REPUBLICAN RALLY. County Candidates Address Large Meeting at Musselshell. Musselshell, Oct. 21.-Last evening the republicans held a big meeting at Musselshell Crossing, which will be a memorable one in the history of polit ical gatherings in that bustling little burg. The democratic spellbinders had held a meeting here Tuesday evening, and it was rumored that the republican candidates would have nothing to work on upon their arrival. But the voters came from far and wide with their families to hear the other side of the discussion and the spacious hall was well filled, a much larger audience being present than greeted the exponents of democracy a couple of evenings. before. W. C. Grant, committeeman for Musselshell precinct, presided in a most able manner. The hall was beautifully decorated and the stage was a veritable bower of potted plants and flowers. The national colors were becomingly draped above the platform and the effect was very pleasing. The Musselshell orchestra furnished the music and made a de cided hit with the Billings visitors. For the number of instruments, the orchestra is undoubtedly one of the best in the country. After a few preliminary remarks, Chairman Grant presented the Honor able C. C. Bever, who was roundly ap plauded as he arose to speak. Mr. Bever confined himself entirely to state and county politics, and more particularly to those matters of es pecial interest to the people of the Musselshell country. He commented at length upon the respective candi dates on the republican county ticket and paid a tribute to each one, mod estly excepting the head of the ticket, however. Mr. Bever's speech was exception ally well received and at its conclu sion he was accorded generous ap plause. The chairman then introduced Harry L. Wilson, candidate for county attorney, who delivered a etirrin half-hour address. After briefly reviewing Mr. Bever's record in the last legislature, Mr. Wilson dealt solely with national is sues and commanded the closest at tention throughout his address. He injected a couple of stories in illus trating certain points, and these served to liven up his discourse to the huge enjoyment of the audience. He was frequently interrupted by ap plause and had his hearers with him from the start. At the conclusion of Mr. Wilson's address the chairs were shoved to the sides of the hall and the orches tra struck up a lively waltz. From then until the wee small hours the light fantastic was tripped in a hilar ious manner by everyone who ever possessed the slightest inclination to indulge in this innocent pastime. The candidates who spoke, as well as Warren Evans, Mrs. Strang and Frank 6ummers, were very much in evidence throughout the evening and enjoyed the social side of the'Mussel shl:ell campaign to the limit. A banquet followed the dance., The meeting was a decided success every wayand did much for the repub: lican ticket in that locality. A eimi-. lar one will be held at Roundup this, _.riday, evening. HELP FOR SALE WANTED Teamster. Laborers. Sheep herders. Men for N. P. R. R., east and west. Free fare. Coal miners for North Dakota. Coal miners for Dietz, Wyo. Coal miners for Cambria, Wyo. FOR RENT. 200 acres good land on Musselshell; plenty of water, long lease and easy terms to right party. Will contract for crop. FOR SALE. First class two-seated spring w#gon with cover. A SNAP. 148-acre ranch at $50 an acre, with in 6 miles of Billings. 120 acres in alfalfa, .15 plow ground, 13 acres pas ture; 350 inches water right; houses, barn and all necessary buildings; 500 tons alfalfa in stack; horses, machin ery and everything needed on ranch; price, $10,000; one-half down, balance $1,000 a year. Net ' ..73 . J. F. KELLY, Employment Office South of Depot THE PICK OF THE HERD is where we get your choice roasts and steaks from. It's the "pick of the herd" all the way through with us. It's a safe guard to patronize us and know you are certain of good meat. The bestat lowest market prices is our motto, and that's what you'll always find at our market. WILKINSON & RETALLICLK REPUBLICAN MEELTINGS. Dates and Places Where Speakers Have Been Assigned. Arrangements have been made to hold republican meetings in Yellow atone county at the following places on the dates named: Laurel, October 26; same speakers. Canyon Creek, October 27;, same speakers. Junction, October 29; no speaker assigned. 'Billings, November 2; the Honor able William Lindsay. GOLDEN GATE BAKING POW DER is aboslutely pure. Ask for it at W. H. Donovan's. kh22 All orders for cut flowers, etc., promptly filled at Miss Panton's, 3019 Montana avenue; Bell 'phone 62F. GOLDEN GATE BAKING POW DER is guaranteed pure and to give satisfaction or your money refulded. At W. H. Donovan's. kn22 AustilbNortdh5 il K BILLINGS, MONT. Pays 6 per cent Interest on Deposits First Mortgage Real Estate Loans for Sale Corresepondence Invited Stockwell's ez.** is Bureau. ' W26o7 Moet. Av Bell 'Phone 89a; Moffett 'Phone 18. No Charge for Male Help. Help wanted. SWaitress, Cody Wyo, $25. Fare paid. Teamster, $40. Farn hand, $40. Girls for general housework, city and ranch. Agents to canvass for an article use ful in private homes and business houses. 'Woman Cook for small hotel. Laundress for hotel, city; $30. Seconid girl for general housework; $30. Solicitor for mercantile house, .with good references. For Rent Four-room house, barn and chicken house; $15 per month. Two-room house, furnished; 27th south; $12.50 per month. Wanted to Rent. One or twc rooms in northwest part of city.