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get, you have got to win it before we can get it,
and if you are not prosperous, depend upon it, we are poor with you. You need practically as many miles of railroad as you have todav. Now, don't discourage us; treat us just as you would like to be treated. Treat us as you would your neighbor, and we will try and be good neighbors with you. (Applause.) If you have burdens to bear, we will be readv to bear our part of them. I have always felt like that. I remember the first time I visited Unite. I'hc rate on copper from Butte to Oma ha was $17 a ton. The first rate we made for the same transportation was $8 a ton. Now that helped. ( Laughter ami apphutise.) And we have tried to keep our shoulder be hind your wheel from that time to this. But don't leave it all to us. Let 11 s together join hands and let us push Montana, as I said, to her place at the very head of the column. Now, I am very glad to have met you here to day. I am glad 1 came. I am glad to see old friends, and I hope to make a few new ones, but I want you to bear this in mind ; that an old man down in Minnesota is always ready to raise his hand or his voice in anything that will push for mal d the prosperity and growth of the countrv in which he has lived over half a century. (Ap plause). 1 am greatly obliged to von all. and 1 wish you all manlier of happiness and a safe re turn to your homes, and I want you to have con fidence in yourselves and confidence in the future of your State and l>elieve in it. and depend upon it, von will win. (Applause.) A FEW REMARKS BY PROF. SHAW Prof. I liomas Shaw, of the University of Min nesota, was also a visitor at the Montana State Lair. Mr. Shaw is one of the agricultural ex perts of the world and few are quoted as fre quently. Me has been entrusted with entire charge ol the National Corn Exposition at Oma ha next December so far as the connection of the Ureal Northern Railway therewith is concerned. In a verbal reply to Mr. Mill in the directors' room at the fair grounds, Mr. Shaw said: "1 have been in Montana not a little during the last two tears, watching developments, particularly grain raising, by both irrigated and dev farming methods. I have just completed a thorough in spection of the exhibits in the main hall over there and paid critical attention to the root crops and vegetables. All Eyes are Turned Towards MONTANA Since Montana carried away 70 PER CENT of the prizes in which she entered in contest at the NATIONAL CORN SHOW, held in Omaha this fall, and Eastern Montana won 5 SILVER CUPS and 50 RIBBONS, in competition with the world at the DRY FARMING CONGRESS, at Billings. People Are Awakening ° tlie vei 7 evident fact that while Eastern Montana was at one time the largest horse, cattle and sheep range in the Northwest, the Eastern farmer has come here and demonstrated that it is the very best of agricultural countries and is destined to be the greatest grain raising section in the United States. Montana produces more geain per acre and of a better grade than any other state, in the Union, as statistics for the past three years show. 0PPOR TUNIT Y Knocks once at every man's door. He is knocking now at yours — Don't turn him away If You Want Home If you want a. nice farm? If you want a. j'ood paying investment? Apply to E. E. JORDAN Wibaux, Montana « Me has the best proposition now to be bad in Montana. He can sell yuu anywhere from 100 acres up to several thousand acres, either for cash, specific payments, or on the crop-payment plan, on the MOST LIBERAL TERMS. Ibis land which is ot the finest, is gently rolling, chocolate loam soil, with clay sub-soil. Water is to be bad front springs, or wells from ten to forty feet deep. Fuel is to be had for the digging. This land is all situated near the C. M. & P. S. R. R., the nearest within one and one-half miles from station, the farthest within eight miles from station and good little town, "This is the first opportunity I have had to see a collective exhibit in Montana, and after going over it carefully, I am of the opinion there is only one place in the American continent that could raise crops anywhere near approaching in quality those exhibits I have seen today. That is the province of Ontario. Unqualifiedly the crops of Ontario are lacking in the superior quality of the Montana products, and they are produced, too* by farmers of many years' experience and under conditions of the very highest class of cul tivation, which, of course, Montana farmers up to this time have made no pretense of doing. IMPROVING METHODS. "But the Montana farmer is rapidly improving ltis methods of culture, and in the not far distant future we may expect an even finer display than this, although the limit already would seem to have been reached.." CROP PRODUCTION AND VALUE, 1909 A report has been issued by the department of agticulture showing the production of crops in Montana in to have been as follows; Corn, 17 5,000 bushels. Winter wheat, 0,012,000 bushels. Spring wheat, 4,752,000 bushels. Oats, 15,390,000 bushels. Barley, 1,900,000 bushels. Rye, 45,000 bushels. Flax seed, 120,000 bushels. Irish potatoes, 4,500,000 bushels. Hay, 995,000 tons. The report also gives the average prices being received for these products in Montana, as fol lows : Corn, thirty-six cents a bushel. Winter wheat, eighty-seven cents a bushel. ( fats, forty-two cents a bushel. Barley, sixty-three cents a bushel. Rye, $1.23 a bushel. Irish potatoes, fiftv-oue cents a bushel. I fay, $10 a ton. The total farm value of the crops would thus be as follows: Corn, $150,000. Winter wheat, $5,230,000. Spring wheat, $4,134,000. Oats, $0,010,000. Bariev. $1,197,000. Rvc, $55,000. Flax seed, $192,000. Irish potatoes, $2,295,000. Hay, $9,950,000. $1,000'"JAMES J. HILL CORNGROWINGCONTEST State Classes; 1. Montana championship $100.00. 2. Altitude 2,500 feet ami under: 1st prize $20.00 2nd prize $15.(Ml i 3rd prize $10.00 lib prize $5.00. 3. Altitude between 2,500 and 3.000 feel; Same prizes as in Class 2. I. Altitude lietwecn 3,000 and 3,500 feet: Same prizes as in Class 2. 5. Altitude over 3,500 feet : Same prizes as in Class 2. (i. $25.00 for mature corn grown at the high est altitude. Altitude based on 17th paraded correction of ISO feet in altitude for each degree of latitude. County Classes: (Each counlv in Montana.) 1st prize $10.00 2nd prize S.00 3rd prize 7 .oo 1th prize 5.00 5th prize 1.00 (1th prize 1.00 7th prize 1.00 sth prize 1.00 9th prize 1.00 RULES F( )R COM PETITE )X AND AWARD 1. Prizes are for (10) ten selected ears and will be judged according to an approved scale of p< >ints. 2. Each entry must be selected from }/$ acre or more of corn grown in 1910 )>\ the exhibitor. 3. A full statement of method must accom pany each entry, including locality (town and section), character of soil, preparation of seed, date of planting, cultivation, date of harvest, and yield of crop per y$ acre. 4. Entries ( 10 selected ears) will he brought to the nearest countv high school or such other place as may he designated In the superintendent of Farmers' lasi'.itutes, during the months of fetoher or November. ;ot such time as mav lie set h the judge, who will give a two weeks' notice of the time for such judging. 5. An expert judge will he selected to award all prizes and he w ill bast' awards upon the scale of points selected. (i. 'The state prizes w ill he awarded to countv champions at an exhibition in Bozeman during the month of January. 1911, at which exhibition it is hoped that Mr. J. |. Mill will lip present to confer the honors. 7. Competition is open to both hovs and girls under eighteen years of age. Legal Notices NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at Miles City. Montana. December 29, 1909. Notice is hereby (riven that Otto W. Evans, of Wibaux, Montana, who. on Sept. 2.'!, PJOS, made H. E, No. 0678, for northeast quarter. .Section twp. 15 north, rge. 5£ east. M. P. meridian, ha* liled notice of intention lomnke final commutation proof, to establish claim to the land uhovc. de«i ni. ed. before K. E. Jordan. II. K. Commissioner, al Wibaux, Montana, on the 7th day of l i b.. lp|u. Claimant names as witnesses: George \\ James, Alison Cowee, William Major, Ernest ('. S i|e>. allot' Wibaux, Montana, l-i'-lo A. KIRCHER, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Miles City. Montana, December 11, 19n9. Notice is hereby given that Elmer Hutchins, of Wibaux, Montana, who on August IK, ISt'd. made HE, No. 3405-02146, for SE qv„ sec. 32, twp. 15 n, range 60 e. M. P. meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final commutation proof, to es tablish claim to the land above descrided, before E. E. Jordan, U. S. Commissioner, at Wibaux, Montana, on the 17lh day of January, 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: William W. Welsh, James M. Roscoe. Jacob Meyer and Frank Daiton. all of Wibaux, Montana. 12-16-09 A. KIRCHER, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, tJ. S. Land Office at Miles City. Montana. November 8. 1909. Notice is hereby given that Herman H. Gregory, of Brenizer, Mont., Who on October 25. 1909, made Homestead Entiy No. 4519-02762. for Northwest quarter. Section 12. Township 15 N.. Range 60 E.. M. P. meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final commutation proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before E. E. Jordan, lb S. Commissioner, at Wibaux, Montana, on the 1st day of February. 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: David Hawkins, Ed Feldman. Charles Cook, Henry Feldman all of Brenizer, Montana. 12-23-09 A. KIRCHER, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. tJ. S. Land Oifieeat Miles City. Montana, December 21, 19b9. Notice is hereby given that Howard W. Douglas, of Carlyle, Montana, who, on July 17 1906, made he. no. 3335-02112, for SK quarter, sec. 18. twp. 11 N., range 61 E,, M. p. meridian, has tiled notice of intention to make final commutation proof, to es tablish claim to the land above described, before Register and Receiver 11. S. Lund Office, at Miles City. Montana, on the 31st day of January. 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: Joseph W. Dud ley, William A. Walters, Percy Sawyer. John A. Feragen, all of Carlyle, Montana. 12-23-09 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. U. S. Laud Office at Miles City, Montana, January 5, 1910. Notice is hereby given that Bert Willaa, of Wibaux, Montana, who. or. March 21. 1906, made Homestead Entry No. 3104-02023, for SE quarter, Section*!!. Township 13 North. Range60 K.. Mon tana Principal meridian has filial notice of inten tion to make final commutation proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before E. E. Jordan, U. S. Commissioner at Wibaux, Montana, on the 21st day of February, 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: Roll Culvert. John ('landers. II, M. Bolton, Eugene Dotard all of Wibaux. Montana. 1-13-tu A. KIRCHER, Register.