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VOLUME 3 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1909 NUMBER 47 BANNER YEAR FOR MONTANA Elliott Predicts Heavy Immigration the Coming Year [From the Minneapolis Journal.] There will be a greater tide of immigration to Montana in 1910 than in any year since this com monwealth appeared on the map, in the opinion of Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific Railway Uompany. Mr. Elliott is a firm believer in the future wealth and greatness of Montana. "I have just come from the national apple show at Spo kane," said he, "and while I don't know how this state came out on prizes, it struck me that the exhib its from the Bitter Root, the Flat head and other fruit-growing re gions of the state were as fine as were to be seen at the show. "Do you know that Montana will be one of the greatest apple pro ducing states in the country? Cli mate and soil seem peculiarly adapted for the growing of this fruit and at the present time there are 4,000,000 apple trees set out in the state. When all of these come into bearing it will mean an im mense amount of money distributed among the orchardists. "The national apple show, the dry farming congress and other meetings, h '■ n tr for 1 heirpurpose the development, of the resources and the upbuilding of the west, are all having their effect in impress ing the fact upon the east that there are possibilities undreamed of in this ami other states. "It takes time to build up this Montana sentiment, but every year it is being strengthened and the re sults are seen in the growing num ber of eastern settlers who are coming here and making homes. The settlers began to come in ap preciable numbers four years ago, and every succeeding year there lias been a constant increase. "It is my opinion that the fide will be the greatest next year of any since the state was created. It will continue for many years, as the rich productiveness of Mon tana wheat and fruit lands becomes more widely known. Montana will ultimately be one of the most heavily populated states in the country." Mr. Elliott said that no plans for Have You Read Our Statement? On the strength of which we respectfully solicit your business REPORT OF CONDITION NOVEMBER 16, 1909 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts.........$155,497.58 U. S. Bonds................ 6,250.00 Bonds and Securities......... 9,081.43 Real Estate................. 17,024.11 CASH.................8100,470.12 Total ..................$288,323.24 LIABILITIES Capital.....................$ 25,000.00 Surplus..................... 8,500.00 Undivided Profits............ 5,767.48 Circulation.................. 6,250.00 DEPOSITS............ $242,806.76 Total ................. $288,323.24 First National Bank of Wibaux, Montana construction work in this state next year have been definitely decided upon; that these are matters which will be worked out and decided this winter. "Much depends upon business conditions, " explained Mr. Elliott, "as to whether much construction will be undertaken next year." The publishers of The Pioneer wish to procure a correspondent from every locality in the Beaver Valley, and in order to accomplish this desire, we are making a good inducement to any party who wishes to take up the work, which will not only mean much for your community, but will give you a chance to make good money on the side. Write today and find out about our proposition. George James, auditor for the Midland Lumber Co., has been in charge of the local yard for several days during the absence of Agent Wynan.—Baker Sentinel. VISITORS ARE QUARANTINED Dr. Gaines Reveals Case of Smallpox Though in Very Mild Form Friday afternoon ot last week, Dr. Gaines was called to the home of Wm. Welsh to see a Mr. Albert Shilling, who had been under the weather for about a week, and the doctor found a fun .T.on a case ol smallpox. Mr. Shilling, in company with an uncle, John Prill, came from Loyal, Wisconsin, about ten days prior to his sickness and, doubtless, caught the disease there, as the country around his home is full of it. As it happens that Mr. Welsh's family is east on a visit, they will escape, and only Messrs. Prill and Welsh are exposed, so far as is known. Health Officer Dr. Consler came down from Glendive the next day and quarantined the house and oc cupants, so that any further spread of the disease is not expected. Lost —Between the Geo. Heaton lumber yards and Chappell's barn on Saturday, Nov. 27, one gold watch charm, with lady's head and small setting cn one side and "J. D. W." on other side. $5.00 reward to fiinder. Return to this office. J. D. Wakefield. OVER $419,000 IN DEPOSITS Wibaux Leads Towns of this Division in Bank Business While we are, even in a most optomistic manner, staring in amazement over the rapid develop ment of the vast resources of the great Northweast, and the enor mous business carried on in the various branches of industry, yet little do we realize the actual ealth of our community. Practically every town—large or small—throughout this section of the country has, during recent ears, been advertised and boosted, itli a result that each one has en joyed a greatly increased business. And, as evidence of Wibaux hav ing kept pace with the best of the towns along the N. P., lies in the fact that she has wealth in her banks to exceed that of any point on this division. According to actual figures given the comptrollers of currency at ther recent call, Wibaux banks show in total deposits nearly half a million dollars, or better than $19,000 in excess of any N. P. town on this division; while their total footings greatly exceed that amount. Wibaux has not only made an excellent showing through her banking institutions, but through her freight receipts as well, a state ment of which will appear in the next issue of The Pioneer. LETTER FROM PROF. CLARK Announcing Date of Horse School to be Held at State Exp. Station The Horse School to be given at the Agricultural College for the first time, will open Monday morn ing, December 27th, ana close Fri day evening, December 31st. This course is especially designed for the farmer, and others who may be interested, and is given at a time when work on the farm is light, when plenty of good accommoda tions can be had at Bozeman, and when reduced passenger rates can probably be secured from the rail roads. Dr. W. J. Taylor, Professor of Veterinary Science, will tell how to diagnose, prevent and treat the common ailments of horses and show how to care for the teeth, treat sprains, spavins, ring bones, etc. He will devote some time every afternoon to clinical opera tions and on the last day a post mortem will be held, if possible, so as to make clear much of the work previously given. Mr. H. P. Griffiin, Assistant in Animal Husbandry, will devote his whole time to judging horses, and every person who takes the course ill receive personal attention. The best stallions and mares in Gallatin county will be used in this work. The work in judging is very important to every person who breeds horses. Prof. R. W. Clark will tell liow to feed and breed the horse for best results. Special emphasis will be laid on the oare of stallions, brood mares and colts. The laws of he redity will be discussed and it will be shown that certain unsound nesses and diseases are transmitted from parent to offspring and that pure bred sires are more valuable than grade sires. <3> < 08 The following special lectures to be given in the evenings have been provided for: " Which is more profitable, the productions of beff, wool and mutton, or the raising of horses;" "Use of artificial impreg nators for horses;" "Sanitary barns," and "The West versus the East, for raising horses." An effort is being made to secure reduced passenger rates for those who attend this school, and per sons who contemplate attending should take this up with their local agent in advance, and prepare to be at the Agricultural Building, at the College in Bozeman, at 8:30 Monday morning, December 27th. For further particulars, write to J. M. Hamilton, President, Boze man, Montana. PATRONIZE THE HOME INDUSTRY For They are the People Who Support Your Free Institutions When you want any article of merchandise buy it of a reputable home dealer, that the profit may remain to enrich the community. Send your money abroad only for what you can not) pu rei i u? e at home. Home talent, home labor, home in custry, home capital and home pleasures are things to be fostered, encouraged and patronized. Did Sears, Roebuck & Co. help build the three Wibaux churches? Does T. M. Roberts help pay the ministers' monthly salary? Does the National Cloak & Suit Co. help support the local lodges or our Free Reading and Rest Room? Does the Curtis Printing Co. or any other mail-order house belong to the Wibaux Chamber of Com merce? Do they help entertain the Wibaux Fourth of July crowd? Do they donate the bulk of our free school text books, or help buy our Christmas treat? I)o they help pay fire taxes? Do they employ any Wibaux men and women? Do they ever add one dollar to the as sessed valuation of our home town? Whatever your business, does some catalog house in Chicago patronize you, or do our business men? And FIRST STATE BANK | WIBAUX, MONTANA CAPITAL STOCK, $40,000.00 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: C. A. BANKER, Prssldsnt AL. DAVIS, Vlss-Prssldsnt R. B. CHAPPELL, Cashier A. C- Parsons Frank Payns H. Mullsndors S. P. Rifs ABSOLUTE SECURITY and a CAREFUL MAN AGEMENT OF YOUR BANKING BUSI ____NESS IS ASSURED--- WHY NOT 1)0 YOUR. BANK ING BUSINESS WITH US. OPINION OF SEN. DIXON Regarding Montana's Past Outlook-Also her near Future "If a man had predicted five years ago that forty bushels of wheat would be raised from an acre of non-irrigated land he would have been looked upon as a candidate for the insane asylum. "Since the 320-acre homestead bill was passed last February the secretary of the interior has desig nated a little over 26,000,000 acres in Montana that can be entered on by the dry farming homesteaders. "Montana has more interest in dry farming than any other state, because it has more land that will eventually be entered under it. We have about 93,000,000 acres in the state that are responsive to ag ricultural development, of which 9,000,000 acres in the state that can never be irrigated. 1 think with out any question whatever that this range country of Montana is going into grain producing farms and when it shall have gone to its full extent Montana will be one of tin* great granaries of the world. Last year we averaged better tlian twen ty-four bushels of wheat to the acre. In that year the average yield of North Dakota was fourteen. "The day of the big much i$ gone. Montana is filling no with literally thousands of termers who are going to be dry farm grain raisers. In ten years, under this system, i believe we will raise as much wheat as does North Dako ta."—Senator Joseph M. Dixon at Dry Farming Congress. when you have a crop failure, or make a bad investment, or have a long siege of sickness, will they give you credit under any of these conditions? We say "No," em phatically "No!" So we urge you to spend your money at home, where you will have some chance of having it returned. Consider this, and if you get your patronage form Chicago, trade there; if not, deal in your own town. There is no way of improving a place so much as by encouraging good merchants, good schools and good people to settle among you. And this can not be done unless you spend your money at home.