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The Land of Golden Opportunities & & & Che leaver Uallcy is over 100 miles in length and from 30 to 50 miles in breadth, extend ing about fifteen miles into North Dakota, where it is known as the Golden Valley, while in Montana it is known as the Beaver Valley, deriving this name from the beau tiful stream running directly through the center of it, on which Wibaux is also situated. This portion of Montana, a few years ago, was controlled entirely by the stockmen, who had ranched in the Valley for over twenty years, while today it is, essen tially, an agricultural country. | But, great as has been its devel opement from astock range to wheat fields, other branches of agriculture and horticulture are being developed rapidly. Alfal WINTER WHEAT. 35 BIT. PER ACRE-WEIGHT 62 LES. TO OUR PATRONS wish to express our sincere appreciation of your support, which has made our success and remarkable growth possible. Without your help, the best store in the world could not win a living. Our faith in you and your good judgment has been jus tified. We feel that fair and square dealing, a choice stock, courteous treatment, prompt delivery, for which we have a reputation, are features that warrant the liberal patronage you have given us. These are principles upon which this business was founded in 1890, and we have conscientiously endeavored to keep them in effect for these twenty years, and it will be our endeavor to continue them as long as we remain in the business, and you are herewith invited to call our attention to any deviation from these principles, for if they are violated it will not be with the sanction of the management. The coming sea son we will try to improve our service and solicit your inspection of our new spring goods that will begin arriving in the near future. --- 4 The W. A. Orgain Company Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General Merchandise Wibaux, Montana fa, timothy, red clover and other forage crops are being produced in abundance, while fruits and vegetables are fast becoming im portant features. The Soil and Climate Of the Beaver Valley, or East ern Montana for that matter, combine to make it the most pro lific farming section in the United States. Eighteen inches of rain fall is the average precipitation each year, which is amply suffi cient, under thescientific farm ing methods of conserving the moisture, to produce just such crops as are shown by the repro ductions herein. The Soil, generally speaking is a deep, rich, grayish-black loam, containing more or less volcanic ash, and is underlaid with a porous subsoil of clay, which serves to conserve the moisture. Nearly every product of the soil that can be grown in Eastern, Middle or Western States, is successfully cultivated in the Beaver Valley, and in most instances, as the crop stat istics show, yield much more abundant harvests. The Climate is healthful and exhilarating, the air clear, dry, vitalizing, filled with ozone of a kind which it is a luxury to breathe. There are no fogs, no malaria, and contagious and in fectious diseases are rare. The winter season is not one of con tinued cold; when the frigid breezes of the North are directed over the valley the thermometer will drop as low as 30° below zero, but these cold periods are infrequent and of short duration, as the prevailing winds of the winter are the soft Chinooks i that quickly dissipate the snow j and bring the balmy atmosphere of summer and the tinge of a pleasing autumn. And when a cold wave does sweep in from the east or north it is not severely felt, as the atmosphere at such times is almost entirely free from the chill of moisture, and 20 be low is not felt so severely as zero and above in the East. Opportunities For the new settler in the Beaver Valley are such as can be duplicated by no other agricul tural section of the entire United States, or Canada. The new settlers of the Valley today have demonstrated conclusively, the | wonderful productiveness of the soil. They have purchased land, broke it, sowed it to flax, and reaped therefrom a sufficient yield to pay for the land after deduct ing total expense of sowing, reaping ana tnresning tne crop. This statement to Eastern people, who are farming much higher priced land, may sound incred ible, but we stand ready to prove these facts. When it is taken into consideration that the rich Beaver Valley lands are selling at the present time for from $10 to $30 per acre, and that flax is yielding 15 to 25 bu. per acre, at a price of $1.25 to $1.50 per uu., this statement will not seem ex horbitant. The Foregoing is merely an example of what can be done with flax on newly broken sod, as that has proven the most profitable sod crop. All other products of the soil, however, have proven equally as profitable, when given THE "AUTOCRAT OE THE CABBAGE PATCH " ci iciix it'oi, uLici tut; in st year. The readers of this statement should not infer that other grains cannot be successfully grown upon the first sod of the Beaver Valley, as wheat, oats, corn, barley, speltz, rye, and all kinds of vegetables and forage crops are also being profitably grown upon sod. This is pre-em inently the country for the all around farmer, who wants to raise grain, hay, fruit and poul try, run a small dairy and fat ten some stock. He has a bet ter market here than in the East, land costs less and returns are greater. He is the most in dependent of all farmers, for he raises practically everything he consumes.