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VOLUME 3 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 18, 1909, , , NUMBER 45 .v . ; Weekly Live Stock Report Union Stock Yards, Chicago, iSov. 16. — The selling interests had fairly good control of western range trade last week. Receipts were materially reduced and the general demand very good. Prices for the strictly good to choice beef steers were advanced 10 to 15c over the previous week and other kinds went on a strong basis. Both local slaughters and eastern shippers were hungry for the fat, heavy kinds. Top beeves made 7.50, obtained by Clay. Robinson & Co. for a load of the C. R. Taylor 1,303 lb. offerings from Montana. Bulk of selling was at 4.90 to 5.65. Cows and heifers 15 to 25c higher for the week, demand for fat heifers being very urgent. Sales in main were at 3.65 to 4.65. Demand continued strong for feeders. Receipts for week totaled 18,000, compared with 26,500 the previous week and 8,000 the corresponding week of last year. Marketing for the season to date 309,600, against 276,000 the like period of 1908. Clay, Robinson & Co. Held Interest ing Session Another very interesting busi ness session was held on last Mon day evening by the Chamber of Commerce, with the same resulf as that of many previous meetings— much was accomplished in a gen eral business way. And, at this time, especially, can we fully real ize the usefulness of such an or ganization. Among the important matters before the house on this occasion was the establishment of an experi mental station near Wibaux. The members were all strongly in favor of a station locateed at this point, and every effort will be made to se cure same, which matter will be taken up directly with the State Experimental Board. It is also the desire of the Cham ber to fix dates with the State Farmers' Institute for a meeting at Wibaux in the near future, and, if possible, Prof. Shaw and Prof. Campbell will be procured to de liver lectures on scientific farming. Watch for further announcement of the exact date. The matter of a subway crossing •'**—■**■ FIRST NATIONAL BANK 1 OF WIBAUX, MONTANA DIRECTORS j. c. KINNEY, President f. j. STIPEK, vice-president P. A. FISCHER, CASHIER J. S. BILYEU HARVE ROBINSON B. J. PARSONS Our Facilities and Connections are Such as Enable us to Give careful Attention to both Small and Large Accounts, We Want YOURS— Come in and See Us. on Main street at the railroad track, | and the repairing of the county jail were also brought up for dis cussion. Secretary Busliell was instructed to correspond with the railroad officials regarding the sub way, while the latter proposition was left with President Orgain to handle through the county com missioners, Before the close of the meeting it was recomencied by those present, as a body, that the four silver cups, awarded by the Dry Farming Con gress to Dawson county be sent to Omaha to be placed on exhibition at the National Corn Exposition, along with the agricultural exhibit from this county which was turned over to the Oreat Northern at the close of the Dry Farming Exposi tion. From Whence Came the Gas? A peculiar incident occurred at the Farmers' elevator on Monday, last, when Messrs. A. E. Jeffers and J. C. Parker were overcome by gas—and they were not reading a newspaper when this happened either. The writer interviewed the gen tlemen—"Jeff," iu particular, but was unable to get all the desired information as they were not de sirious of going into print, and there were no spectators, so in con sequence of these unkind circum stances we are obliged to go entire ly upon suppositions. But, never theless, our imagination is great. We can just picture the boys when they went into the engine room for their afterdinner siesta. They, presumably, got into a conversa tion, and, the gas created thereby soon overcame them. How t long they slept is not known, but how they "came out of it is easy to com prehend. Parker, being not well balanced in the chair when he went to sleep, was suddenly awakened by rolling off upon the floor. He then made his way to the open air and it was not long then until they both restored consciousness, al though they have not much to say at the present writing. E. H. 8kaar, for some time past a prominent flockmaster of Trotter, was in the city Monday and depart ed for Austraat, Sandnes, Norway. Mr. Skaar said he did not expect to return to Dawson county, but his many friends in this vicinity hold opposite opinions.—Monitor. Made Splen* did Showing Beach Advance: Wibaux and Dawson county is to be congratu lated upon the showing made at the Dry Farming Congress recent ly held at Billings, Montana, at which the exhibits sent from Wi baux secured four silver cups, val ued at $600 as prizes. The cups in ^themselves are of little value to the community, other than a source of satisfaction, but ■when they are given as a testimon ial of the productiveness of soil of the country which surrounds that town, and the county, presenting to the homeseeker an irrefutible argument of the possibilities of the country, their value is inestimable. It is no little effort to collect and prepare an exhibit of such a mag nitude as to take such a prominent place among the exhibits of six states of the northwest as did this exhibit, and Wibaux is to be con gratulated upon the public spirit which it manifests. It will do much to advertise the resources of the west. Excursion to The Orient The Seattle Commercial Club is organizing an excursion to the Ori ent for business men, their families and connections, to leave Seattle by S. S. Minnesota on Dec. 22, and return about March 5, 1910. The Minnesota will touch at Kobe, Yo kohama, Nagasaki, ShangAlii, Man ila and Hongkong. First class round trip tickets will be $250.00. Space for exhibit on board will be provided. Stops will be made of from one to three days at all ports, and seventeen days at Manila. Ap plications for full particulars and reservations should be made to J. M. Sliawhan, chairman of Publici ty Committee, 700 Filer's Music Building, Seattle, Wash. Shaw Engaged For Institutes Prof. Tlios. Shaw, of Minnesota, has been engaged for the entire in stitute season of 1909-10 by F. S. Cooley, superintendent of Montana Farmers' Institutes. Prof. Shaw is one of the strong est and best known agricultural lecturers in America at the present time. His career may be briefly summed up as follows: For twen ty-five years lie earned his livlihood on the farm. He was called from the farm to the Professorship of Agriculture in Guelph, Ontario, in 1888. In 1893 he began a twelve year term as Proiessor of Hus bandry at the Minnesota Univer sity, He exerted a wonderful influence in the building up of ag ricultural education in the univer sity and over the state, and resigned in 1905 to devote his time to im portant investigations. He has been editor of St. Paul Farmer, Orange Judd Fa r mer and is at present associate editor of the Dakota Farmer. Prof. Shaw's books are many and valuable. Among them are: "Weeds and How to Eradicate Them," " The Study of the Breeds, "Animal Breeding," "Feeding Farm Animals," "Man agement and Feeding of Cattle," "Forage Crops other than Grass," "Soiling Crops and the Silo," "Cloversand How to Grow Them," ' 'Grasses and How to Grow Them, ' ' "Sheep Husbandry iu Minnesota." As a lectuter upon agricultural subjects, Prof. Shaw, has few equals' 1 , for breadth of scientific training, long and extended obser vation and forceful and interesting manner of presenting his subject. James J. Hill and the heads of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific lailroads have recognized Prof. »haw as their agricultural expert, and in that capacity he has had an unusual opportunity for studying Montana conditions. Montana is indeed to be con gratulated in securing so distin guished a man to instruct her farmers the coming season. A Suggestion to Farmers Citizens of this state are pretty proud of the fact that in yield per acre of cerials, Montana leads ah the other commonwealths. This is no small thing to boast of and ii is certain to attract wide attention, and constitute a splendid advertisement for the state. Those who give this matter a second thought will arrive at the conclusion that Montana ought to be pretty near the top of the roll in this matter, for the reason that, outside of the old irrigated a-eas, the land is ne'.\ Mid has not been cropped for more than a few years. Mr. Wilson, the secretary of ag riculture, in a letter written to Governor Norris, prior to the Dry Farming Congress in Billings, among other things referred to this matter and suggested that it would he necessary in time for the Mon tana farmers to grow cfops that would enrich the soil. This suggestion of the secretary appears to be reasonable, if the ex perience of older agricultural states is to be taken into consideration. All the members of the clover families build up the soil, while the continual growing of grain im poverishes it. It is just as well that the Mon tana agriculturists should bear this in mind, proud as they may be of their present average yieid of grain per acre..—Butte Miner. General banking business trans acted on safe and conservative lines at the Bank of Yates. FIRST STATE BANK WIBAUX, MONTANA CAPITAL 8TOCK, $40,000.00 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: C. A. BANKER, President AL. DAVIS. Vice-President R. B. CHAPPELL. Cashier A. C. Parsons Frank Payns H. Mullendore 8. P. Rifs ABSOLUTE SECURITY and a CAREFUL MAN AGEMENT OF YOUR BANKING BUSI ____NESS IS ASSURED--- WHY NOT DO YOUR. BANK ING BUSINESS WITH US. £v. Discord in Golden Valley Stockgrowers J o u r n a 1 (Miles City): Four cases coming from Carlyle, in the northeastern part of (bister County, were heard before Justice Gibb Tuesday and Wed nesday. The cases were those of the (State vs. Sumner Wells, charg ed with a third degree assault on August Clocksin; against Gaylord Wells, charged with assault in the third degree on Edwin Clocksin, and also of disturbing the peace; and of Frank Riggs, charged with third degree assault on Victor Clocksin, the offences being al leged to have been committed on November 2. There is quite a representation from the "Golden Valley", by which name the neighborhood about twenty miles southwest ot Beach, N. D., is known, present in the city. Among them: Edwin Clccksin, deputy sheriff of that lo cality, Fred McFarland. August Clocksin, H. Clocksin, Rev. Dier dorf, Mrs. O. Douglas, das. Pringle and others whose names have not been obtained. £' Another Fire* trap Consumed The sounding of the tire alarm on last Friday evening, followed by d great rush of firemen, caused no little excitement on our streets, when flames broke forth from a large icehouse, in the alley, not far distant from the fire hall. And, due to the latter fact, little difficul ty was experienced in manipulat ing [the fire apparatus for quick action, as, having a large supply of water in the well beside the hall, it was not necessary to remove the engine from its stall. However, the flames spread rapidly and the building was soon demolished to such an extent that all efforts in that direction were futile, and with the high wind, it was necessary to direct the streams on the buildings in the way of the sparks. With the exception of the one building—an old fire-trap at that— no damage was done, and the orig ination of the blaze is unknown. S 8. Gable was in from the ranch on business a few days the first of the week.