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The Billings gazette. [volume] (Billings, Mont.) 1896-1919, October 25, 1904, Image 2

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f WEALTH LIES
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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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