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CUT BANK PIONEER PRESS
/t nit^nrir.a! Society Mtnttn«, Vol.. II. No. 'J:t a,a. ça./ CUT HANK, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA. KRIDA V. DEC. It», 1910 *2.00 THE YEAH Tlie Ferment Is Stirring Firstt taint flush of Dawning New Era Seen in Present Building Activity The ferment is working. Cut liank has entered a period of prog ress which its location and surround ings amply justify. It is today the metropolis of Northern Teton county and this distinction it is bound to maintain. Indeed il is several laps ahead of all neighbor towns in its spurt down ihe highway of prog ress. Cut lîauk is destined to lie the most important point bet ween Havre and Kalispell. Today it has the largest ami most pretentious hotel | in this section of .Montana. There j is now being constructed in Cut | Hank a *20,000 brick school build ing. This buildiug will be complet ed long before the opening of the next school year and its capacity and the curriculum that will be in stituted will mean that families from far and near will take advantage of the exceptional school opportuni ties and become residents of the town. Ii will he a big considera tion for homeseekers with families, as this will he the largest and best equipped school in the homestead region in Northern Montana. The State's sale of lots in Cut Hank, about a month ago, gave the residents of the tow n an opportu nity to purchase lot» for business places and homes and with the op filing of next spring there will be inaugurated a campaign of build ing—both business (daces and res idences of the better class—such as I . Cut liank has never before witness-j od. Even now, almost in mid-winter, the building campaign is going on apace. There is more building ac tivity in Cut ISauk today than iu any town in this section of the state. The receipts of the (ireat North ern's local office, show au increase iu business at Cut Hank of over au hundred per cent, over that of a corresponding period last year. There are about a hundred aud fifty men employed in the railway ser vice here—including roundhouse, depot, industrial tracks; pumpiug j station and section crew. The rail- I way payroll here aggregates *10,- ; oOO.OO per month. j Work on the government pro jeets on the reserve is being pushed with great rapidity. The allotment work is about completed. A mon ster reservoir dam for the storage of waters for the Two Medicine pro ject is now under way. It will not be long before this tine agricultural domain is thrown open for settle ment aud the very choicest portion id' it is contiguous to Cut Bank. When this reserve is thrown open it will give this town a mighty for ward impetus. So^ all iu all, the future looks roseate for Cut Bank. It possesses advantages that few towns in this section possess. Its people are aware of these advantages and they are alert aud enthusiastic. With the exceptional advantages possessed by the place and the spirit of har mony and enthusiasm that prevails at this time, nothing short of a great, unforeseen catastrophe can mar our future progress. One of the Newer Cut Bank Buildings « 5" w É MS Cut'Bank s New $3£>,000 Hotel, the mo^t pretentious in North ern Montana B "' lt by HurJ ® GUho " Improvements Under Way; $20,00j brick school, fittest in Northwestern Mont-ana ♦ Opera hall and club rooms, large and modern Store building, for Teton Commerial Co. Two business buildings, F. C. Case Office and residence, Dr. W. A. Hulbush A*number of residences in various parts of town ! All Records Smashed The books of Cashier Jackson show that during the first thirteen days of December the moneys collected for freight amounted to $2,094.55 and ticket sales to $47/.20. On December 1*\ there was paid into the office tot ft eight the sum of $707.80. "So far this month all previous rec ords have been sii^astied" said Mr, Jackson Lu a Pioneer Press representative. Make It Unanimous At their present session the Board of county commiss ioners will order an election to be held in C ut Bank, for the purpose of deciding upon incorporation of the tow n into a city. Upon the question of erecting a new school building here every vote cast was in the affirmative and on the incorporation question it o ught to be the same. If you are a scoffer and unbeliev er in revelation and the teachings of the Christian church, why, stay out of Church. If you are not a believer in the agricultural possibili ties of Montana, why, stay out of j Montana. I shoes a n dlSoots made waterproof ; by th(i viw . 0 , ,, r( , t . esis at the Harness j -— A Scenic Sj>ot in the Rockies | , : ■ 'V m TtW + * i jflLfftf-W, '. r '■ ;J . ,:.r ' /"I t ' •' , - "Good Prospect" Says O'Keefe lî. E. O'Keefe, a well known Chi nook attorney, was a visitor here Thursday. "You have a tine pros pect here'" said Mr. O'Keefe, "aud it looks to me as if your future growth ought to be steady and per manent." Mr. O'Keefe was on his way home from Kalispell. where he had a case in district court. Airship Prices ior Local Lots At the State's Land sale held at Choteau about a month ago, Herbert Strain, proprietor of a leading Great Falls department store, paid $2900.00 for fifty feet fronting on Broadway Street, Cut Bank, or at the rate of $58.00 per running foot. Tracts a half mile out sold for $71.00 per acre. Gut Bank the Gateway To a Great Reservation Tins is the Gateway City by Way of a great transcontinental rail way to the beautiful and prolific Blackfeet Reservation The Blackfeet Indian reservation j is located in the northwestern cor ner of Teton county. The main ^ range of the I Jock y mountains, the j most beautiful and picturesque mountain region in America, makes up its western border, Canada walls it in on the north and the Marias river and its tributaries compose the greater part of its eastern and southern boundary. It has a total area of 959,044 acres. The bill for opening this reservation for settle ment was passed in March, 1907. After the Indians have been allotted , their share of the lands upon the j completion of the survey, the l>al- | »nee, outside the 200,000 odd acres withdrawn from entry for réclama- ; tioii purposes, will be open for set tlenient under the homestead, inin eral and towusite laws, except tim ber lands, which are to be sold by sealed bids for not less than #5.00 per acre. The I'nited States reclamation service has already under way the construction of two large irrigation works in the Blackfeet Indian res ervation, the St. Marys and the IJlackfeet. The St. Mary's located in the northern part of the reserva lion contemplates storage of the Where The Cut Bank Joins the Manas-Down to the Missouri Cut-Bank emptying Siito Two Medicine forming Maria Teton Co. Montana - , Y uletide Spirit Hovers Over Cut Bank If the cartoonists can be relied i upou, good old Saint Nick, has abandoned the faithful but com paratively slow reindeers and sledges which he has used all these ceutur ies iu bringing heaps of happiness | in the form of gifts from his far northern home a u d instead has adopted t h e modern manner of travel—the airship. Santa must have made a number of hurried trips by night to Cut liank within the past week or ' so. All of a sudden the local shop win dows have become resplendenr with his wares in infinite variety and | local youngsters are daily feasting . . , - , . - their eyes upon the myriads of hand some and useful things now on dis- 1 play. j The drug store, the jewelry store waters of the St. Marys lakes, on the northeastern slope of the Kock ies, and transmitting it by means of a main canal to lands iu the eastern part of the reservation and to lands lying east thereof on the headwaters of the Marias river. About 75,000 acres of this project will be located in the Blackfeet reservation. The irrigation plan of the Black feet project involves the construc tion of live irrigation systems, cov ering l'i0,000 acres. The Two Med icine, the largest of five units com prising this project, will be the first to be developed. cümate, soil, bain fall, crocs Much of the land within the res ervation will produce large crops of all northern grown grain, hay, fruit and vegetables without irrigation, the average annual rainfall being U> inches. The soil is brown sand loam underlaid with gravel at about four feet below the surface. The land at present is used almost wholly for grazing large herds of cattle, horses and sheep. Within the next five years it will have been transformed int > a thriving farming community: settlers homes will dot the plains, and the land will make them pros perous. aud all the stores in fact are show ing in their window displays the effects of Santa's visit. The Spirit ot the \ nletide is iu and over Cut Bank. Holiday shopping will be the one theme for the next ten days or so. In this connection the Pioneer Press would extend this morsel of advice: First read the announce ments in this number of the Pio neer Press and then prepare to do your shopping early. Secondly, spend your money where you earn it in (. ut l>atik, among the people | whom you know and can trust (and »'ho sometimes "trust" you.) They will give you honest values. Thev eannot affonJ ( , o otherwjse Tbev 1 wi n build your town aud add to j storehouse ofmateriai things by so doing.