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Fergus County Democrat. (Lewistown, Mont.) 1904-1919, October 28, 1913, Image 4

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OF INTEREST TO
FARMERS
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A spring wheat that yields from two
to fifteen bushels more per acre than
any other variety and that matures a
week to ten days earlier, that won the
$1,000 prize offered for the best wheat
in America, that is declared to be the
best variety that ever went under the
rollers of the Minneapolis flouring
mills, and that has other features to
commend it, is worth the attention of
Montana growers, and to attract it,
State Grain Inspector J. E. Templeton
has collected considerable data on the
new variety.
It has been named Marquis. Sam
ples Mr. Templeton has received he
pronounces to be the choicest wheat
he has seen. Montana growers desir
ing to try this new variety can obtain
from Mr. Templeton the names of Ca
nadian and Montana growers who
have seed for sale.
R. M. Hillman, a Canadian grower,
writes Mr. Templeton the Marquis va
riety "is earlier than the earliest va
riety of wheat, and the yield per acre
is much greater than that of any oth
er wheat raised in my experience.
The average yield is from ten to fif
teen bushels more per acre than of
the other grades I have raised. An
other characteristic which is of great
advantage to the farmer is the fact
that the berry clings to the husk
much more tenaciously than any other
variety of wheat, thus saving the loss
in handling which is so apt to occur
in any thoroughly dried wheat."
Something of the history of Marque
wheat is thus given by a seed house,
to which Mr. Templeton wrote for In
formation :
October 13, 1913.
Mr. J. E. Templeton, State Grain In
spection Department, Heelna, Mont.
Dear Sir—In reply to your favor of
October 11, we are pleased to supply
you with thefollowing information re
garding Marquis wheat:
"Marquis wheat won the $1,000 prize
offered by Sir Thomas Shaughnessy
for the 'best wheat in America,' also
the $3,000 prize at Lethbridge, Canada,
in a competition open to the world.
The first experiments were conduct
edand the variety fully developed by
Drs. Charles and William Saunders of
the Central Experiment station, Otta
wa, Canada, by crossing the red fife
and the hard red Calcutta, a native
of India acclimated to this country.
By scientific cross-breeding a variety
was produced that inherited the re
markable earliness of the Calcutta and
the frost-resistant and yielding quali
ties of the red fife. This wheat was
named Marquis. It is rapidly displac
ing all other varieties in Canada and
is proving equally successful in this
country.
"In appearance Marquis wheat is
similar to red fife, but the heads as
a rule are heavier and the stalks
shorter, making it less likely to dodge.
The kernel is flinty, a little darker
red and more plump than the fife. It
is beardless, having smooth, yellow
chaff. The most valuable feature lies
in its extreme earliness, as it maturer
one week or ten days earlier than red
fife. Threshing returns indicate yields
of 40 to 50 bushels per acre; weight,
64 to 66 pounds per measured bushel.
At our request the Pillsbury Flour
Mills company tested Marquis wheat
and reported it to be of the highest
milling quality. Not in many years
has such a valuable variety been intro
duced. It is receiving a great deal of
publicity through the press and will
be a splendid seller.
"The Pillsbury Flour Mills company
gave us the following milling test:
Color..........................102 White
Gluten _______________________ 40.65
Absorption ____________ 65
Volume _....................... 50
Moisture ____________________ 13.5
Weight ____________________ 64 lbs.
Mr. J. E. Templeton:
" 'Color fully equal to No. 1 hard,
the latter is creamy while Marquis is
wnite; gluten is high percentage of
A Great Potato
"WILSON'S RUSSET."
I desire to call the attention of farm
ers to a new variety of potato now on
exhiibtion at the Williams Drug Store.
This potato is a native of Fer
gus county, having originated at my
place as a chance seedling from Early
Rose. After four years' careful test
ing on various soils by the side of oth
er well-known varieties, I have found
it by far the best potato for this sec
tion yet produced; of rapid growth,
matures early, unaffected by. scab, and
just as good the next spring as when
first dug, with a flavor that even "Mc
Pherson" could not kick about and all
around cooking quality unsurpassed.
Not so heavy a cropper as some of the
varieties that do not mature here, but
gives a fairly good yield. Without
any irrigation and no rain after June
26th my main patch on ground where
all snow in winter blows away yielded
302 bushels per acre. Another patch
where winter snow melts and soil is
very fertile yielded over 525 bushels
per acre. The hill on exhibition is
from this patch and quite a number
of hills were larger than this one.
Aside from its other excellent quali
ties, it is the ideal potato for this sec
tion because of its rapid growth and
early maturity. This season my pota
toes were planted May 10th, came up
May 25th, and I dug new potatoes July
4th. The tubers were fully matured
Aug. 18th. All live up-to-date farmers
will want this potato. But as the
quantity of seed is limited and I would
like to give it as wide a distribution
as possible, I would prefer to not sell
more- than 100 pounds to any one per
son. Five cents per pound delivered
in Lewistown next spring, or four
cents per pound at my place, three
miles east of Gilt Edge. Order now,
for they will soon be sold. Address,
W. E. WIL80N
Box 68, Gilt Edge, Montana.
10-2l-2tp
good, average quality; absorption runs
from 2 to 2% per cent, better than
the average spring wheat; moisture
about the same as our driest wheat
this year, but if it has been kept In
bags for some time there has proba
bly been some absorption; weight, 64
pounds per bushel, insures a good
yield of the best quality flour. On
the whole this is an unusually fine
wheat and unless changed decidedly
In character by the Ff'il and climatic
conditions of the United States, which
is not likely, the use of this wheat for
Beed should prove to great advantage
to both farmer and miller and should
be encouraged by everyone interested
in the production of good grain.' "
COMMISSIONERS'
PROCEEDINGS
(Continued from page three.)
township; thence due east along the
section lines between Secs. 17 and 20;
thence due south along the section
lines between Secs. 20 and 21, 28 and
29, 32 and 33 of the said township, and
there connecting with the established
road in Tp. 16, R. 16 E. The other
branch commencing at the common
corne rof Secs. 17, 18, 19 and 20 of
said township ; thence due west along
the section line between 18 and 19, of
the same township; thence due west
along the section lines between Secs.
13 and 24 of Tp. 17, R. 15 E., to the
common corner of Secs. 13, 14, 23 and
24 of said township; thence due south
along the section line between Secs.
23 and 24 to the common corner of
Secs. 23, 24, 25 and 26. Road disal
lowed.
Viewers reported unfavorably on a
road proposed to run as follows: Be
ginning at the southeast corner of
Sec. 30, Tp. 19 N., R. 15 E„ and run
ning thence south five miles to the
southeast corner of Sec. 19, Tp. 18 N.,
R. 12 E., there intersecting the county
road No. 311. Road disallowed.
Viewers reported unfavorably on a
road proposed to run as follows: Be
ginning at a point on Hilger and Roy
road where it crosses line between
Sec. 20 and 29, Tp. 18 N., R. 20 E.,
thence west to northwest corner Sec.
25, Tp. 18 N., R. 19 E.; thence south
two miles to the corner Sec. 36, Tp.
18 N„ R. 19 E.; thence in a south
easterly direction along bank of big
coulee to a point striking Hilger and
Roy county road. Road disallowed.
Board adjourned sine die.
Approved,
CHAS. D. ALLEN,
Attest: Chairman
F. R. CUNNINGHAM,
Clerk
How the Term Originated.
Adam was out one night after Eve
thought he should have got home, and
she cried.
He went to work without kissing
her next morning, and she cried.
She put on a new fig leaf one day,
and when he didn't notice it, she cried.
He told her once that her cooking
wasn't as good as his mother's would
have been if he had had a mother,
and she cried.
He let their first wedding anniver
sary slide by without noticing it, and
she cried.
He gave her a beautiful diamond
ring, and she joyfully wept.
Then Adam said to himself:
"Now I understand what the poets
mean when they say 'Dewy Eve.' "
"WHITE SLAVERY."
The Misnomer Responsible for Much
Hysteria and Tommyrot.
Henry Watterson in the Louisville
Courier-Journal: Glory to God! The
Bible has at last struck congress "for
sho!" Proximity to the infernal
regions, perhaps; for they are saying
that Washington is "as hot as hell."
The house had the nauseating DiggSr
Caminetti case before it. The Repub
licans, getting down to peanut politics,
were trying to put the Republicans in
a hole. All sorts of evil intentions and
wicked motives were ascribed to At
torney-General McReynolds and even
intimated of the president. It was
Clayton of Alabama, who, closing the'
chatter, for it could not be called a I
debate, got in a scriptural sockdola-!
ger. We quote from the reports:
"Now, Mr. Speaker, I want to com-;
mend to the gentleman from Cali
fornia (Mr. Kahn) something I will
read from a book that he may have ■
heard of. I read from the gospel ac-1
cording to St. Matthew, chapter vii. j
When the gentleman comes to con-1
sider the attorney general and to criti-1
else people he may think of himself]
and reflect upon these suggestions:
" 'Judge not, that ye be not judged.
" 'For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged, and with what
measure ye mote, it shall be measured
to you again.
" 'And why beholdest thou the mote
that is in thy brother's eye, but con
siderest not the beam that is in thine
own eye?
own eye?
er, let me pull out the mote c
thine eye, and, behold, a beam
thine own eye?
" 'Thou hypocrite—' "
The democratic side of the
went wild at this point, applaus
laughter lasting several minute
"Thou hypocrite, first cast ov
beam out of thine own eye, and
shalt thou see clearly to cast oi
mote of the brother's eye."
The attempt of the Republica
make an issue out of the Diggs
hietti case shows how poorly th<
off for party ammunition. The
application of the term "white sis
is an anachronism signifying p<
of invention. As applied to th
California cases in question it is
tal misfit. The New York Sun hi
plg by the ear ,n folio
The sensible part of the public
be sick of the "white slave" agi
and bombination. The phrase '
slave" is itself ridiculous and me
matic, smacking of the muckrake
the cheap monthly magazine,
fanatics and some fakers were
way to show that "white slavery
the permanent nortqal conditi
American girls and women when com
mon sense asserted itself or a new
sensation was discovered.
The Sun disbelieves in the spirit of
hypocrisy, moral and political in
which so many public men approach
that subject. Even in this generation
and congregation of hypocrites few
things can be more Tartuflan than the
zeal of Republicans and bull moosers
to make political capital out of the
Tires by the Automobile Owners of the West
is shown on every road everywhere by the
Enormous Number of these "Mightier Than
the Road" Tires in daily use.
Year in and year out under every con
dition that a tire can be subjected to, United
States Tires have "stood up" and "de
livered."
They are produced through the co-op
erative efforts of four of the largest and most
modem tire factories in the world.
Such an aggregate of strong points has
been built into these famous tires that they
have had to "make good."
Their real milage wear is demonstrated
day in and day out on the Western roads.
Their toughness and durability is proved
daily under every conceivable condition.
The grinding and grueling wear and
tear that they "stand up" to has alone estab
lished for United States Tires their well
earned title of "Mightier Than the Road."
All over the world United States Tires
are giving day in and day out satisfaction.
Were the verdict of the West alone to
decide the merits of these famous tires, the
answer is self-evident when one sees the
actual numbers in use on the Western roads.
The overwhelming number of automobile manufacturers who have
selected United States Tires as the standard equipment of their 1914
cars prove unquestionably that United States Tires are today the
accepted standard for real tire service*
Lewistown Representative, LEWISTOWN AUTO COMPANY
NOTE THIS—Dealers who sell United States Tires sell the best of everything.
They can supply you with "Smooth Tread," "Nobby Tread," or "Chain Tread."
Don't Be Talked Into a Substitute
Your own dealer or any reliable dealer can supply you with
United States Tires—Smooth Tread, "Nobby Tread" or "Chain
Tread." If he has no stock on hand, insist that he get them for
you at once,—or go to another dealer*
Note This— Dealers who sell United States Tires sell the best of everything
CaminetU-DIggs Incident, to show that
President Wilson and his cabinet are
to be blamed for a temporary delay
such as is common in trials of defend
aD il °' .♦ sort8 an d conditions.
The attorney general made an error!
of judgment, but the error consisted
not in any excessive partiality for "the;
rich, but In failing to appreciate the
amount of demagogy, patent and lat-j
ent, in these United States. Will the
next Republican platform "denounce"
the democracy as "the party of black
slavery before the war and of white
j slavery after the war?"
This Is the simple truth. "White
slavery" was an invention of the hys
■ terical women seeking exploitation
and notoriety and the cheap maga
] zlnes seeking sensationalism and ad
vertising. It was a mere catch-line
I to be run until it grew threadbare
through the yellow newspapers. Every
scan-mag disclosure was magnified in
to a case of "white slavery." Thus
this Diggs-Caminettl case; a couple of
worthless young men and wanton
young women go upon a shameless
escapade from one state to another;
and. lo, the nasty frolic becomes "a
white slave case."
Truly, we are cutting our party pol
itics rather low down!

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