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fhz Wibaux 3Ptnneef VOLUME 4 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1910 NUMBER 40 DRY FARM CONGRESS Wibaux's Delegate Reports a Rous ing Success The Dry Fam ing Congress held at Spokane, Wash., was counted one of the best conventions ever held in the United States in the interests of the farmers of the west. The Special that traveled over the Northern Pacific, contained dele gates from all over the world both expert and otherwise in agricult ural matters; Wibaux in this important event of the northwest was considered a mongst the leading towns along the route, in that it'was accorded the privilege of two delegates, in con trast with Beach, Terry, Forsyth, w ho only sent one and for the fur ther reason, Wibaux was con sidered of sufficient consequence with Mandan, Glendive, and Miles City and wns therefore scheduled amongst the list of stopping places along the route, whilst other near by towns who never fail to boast of, and magnify their own self im portance without ceasing, were handed a lemon and the cold shoulder. After leaving Wibaux, and oth er important points along the line, the delegation arrived at Helena, where they took in the state fair, which was in full swing. The com mercial club of that enterprising city took the delegation in charge and under their direction were tak en the round of exhibits, that were very instructive to the many who were there to learn of the resourc es of the west, particularly of the state of Montana. The second day found them on their way up the famous Bitter Root Valley, the home of the lux uriant orchards ami small fruit farms. Here they had a chance to see the McIntosh apple amidst it's native surroundings, abundant, and rich in profusion. They were taken thence by autos across the extensive Marcus Daley estate, which amounts to about 80,000 ac res of rich fruit lands, and also the large tracts of land belonging to the Bitter Root Valley Develop ment Company whose holdings are vast, were likewise inspected. The third day brought them to First National: Bank OF WIBAUX, MONTANA < A The Peoples' Bank ' ' Capital $25,000. Surplus $25,000. We Sell Telegraphic Trans fers to all parts of the world Money orders without charge Payable anywhere in America ------- 4 * the city of Spokane, the seat of the Congress. The vast assembly was called to order, and the con vention opened by Alfred Atkinson the chairman of the International Board of Governors and Professor of Agricullure in the Agricultural College at Bozeman, Mont., so that it was apparent that M ntann was well placed in the estimate of the convention. The Congress was formally opened by Pres. W. H. Taft, who pressed the golden button, and with this official act conveyed his good wishes for it 3 success. The convention was or ganized by states and Montana having the greatest number of del egates, in all 104, gave them the title to the silver cup, which was awarded them by the Commercial Club of Spokane. The most applicable and instruc tive adoress that was delivered at the congress, and one that arous ed comment and favorable report wns that made by Pres. J. H. Worst, of the Agricultarai College of Fargo, N. D., and be itseid, by virtue of this address was subse quently elected to the Presidency of the Dry Farming Uongress. Pres. Worst urged upon the vari ous delegates, the prime necessity of doing all in our public schools to gain that clats of training that would encourage and train our boys and girls for a life upon the farm, He said that only 2 per cent of the students in the high schools of America ever go beyond the eight grade or the first and second year high school, and that much of the time that is now being given by the students to subjects that never would be practicable to them might be devoted to agricultural inter ests, and to secure that end he ad vised that the western states do as the state of Minnesota has done, namely, that they secure a ten or fifteen acre plot of ground, where an experimental farm may be car ried on by the students even tho' it be on a small scale. Our dele gation from Wibaux being men a live to every situation, and also very much interested in matters pertaining to thepublic schools of this city, took this question in hand immediately, and through their in strumentality has secured great encouragement from the Land De partment of the Northern Pacific with the probabilit y that a grant might be made our school board from section No, 1 that lies adjac ent to the new school grounds. There is no question but what the scientific methods of farming will (Continued to fourth column) EQUAL AP PORTIONM'T Dawson County and Others Want a Square Deal The inequalities and injustice of the present appointment must be apparent to ail. The Republican plattorm declares for a just and eq uitable apportionment law; Dem ocracy is silent on this subject. The only pledge given to reform and correct the present law which com pel Is taxation without repre sentation is in the Republican plat torm. The only hope of relief is in the election of Republican can didates to the legislative assembly. The effect of dereliction of duty on the part of the several legislat ive assemblies was briefly and ef fectively presented by Senator Jos eph M. Dixon, in his speech at the Republican state convention, the matter being discussed to this effect: A new political condition is now confronting thejpeople of this state. For twenty years through potivi cal manipulation, political power has centered ami concentrated in the counties that hold and were formerly devoted almost exclusiv ely to the mining industry. The recent tremendous immigration in to our state and the wide spread settlement of our farming' lands will, under a fair and equitable re ajustment of legislative apportion ment shift the political center of gravity from the mining camps to the agricultural sections of this state. ----Vote For____ L. C. Faltermeyer For County Commisioner It is surprising to me that the voters in the new and vigorous communities in Montana sit sup inely down and allow the present iniquitous system of legislative re presentation longer to continue. Our legislative apportionment is still based on the census returns of 1890—under conditions prevail ing many years ago. A Republican legislature six years ago attempted to remedy the glaring defects but the measure met with the veto of a Democratic governor who in using his veto power deliberately violated his sol emn oath of office. A political system of apportion ment that gives to 4,000 voters in Yellowstone county one member of the legislature ns against two mem bers of the legislature to 800 votes in Broadwater county is n travesty on representative government A system of apportionment that gives Deer Lodge county, with 85 00 voters two members is an abor tion. The system that gives Jefferson county, with 1,500 voters three members, and Dawson county with 1600 votes only one is a crime against the people of Dawson county. The first duty of the people is to see that there is a square deal in this state. When that is done, there will be an end of legislative control by the great corporative interests in Montana. (Continued from second column) receive a great impetus from a movement of this nature. Prof. H. Webster, Dean of the Agricultural College of Manhattan Kus., gave a very instructive pap er upon Foraging and Dairying. His relating of stock with the farm was a familiar theme but it was well presented. The speaker whose influence made itself felt in this section of the country was that of Prof. Bai ley, of Fargo Agricultural College his subject was the scientific treat- ! merit of seed. He was so success-; ful in the presentation of this ques- i tion, that the convention went on j record by adopting resolutions, , pledging the congress to use its in- I fluence in securing the passage of! laws that would make it a crime, i or misdemeanor, and punishable by a fine, for Elevators, or Seed Company to sell seed that lmd not been tested and found 'free from tout seed and other diseases. Es pecial attention was called to the fact that in soma parts of Montana where new land was being broken up, there was already found the the foul and noxious weeds. An other resolution was adopted with the same purpose, but this wcs es pecially with regard to the formal - dahyde sold by the druggists, im posing a penalty where it was found to be adulterated. He further stated that the fail ure to aquire results in the past lmd been traced to the adulterat ed article. The speaker was very insistent that the farmers of the country eontinously treat their seed year after year, for only bv this peisis tent method could they get rid of the smut, dry wilt nud other var ious forms of fungii. These were the things that were of practicable value to the farmers of this section of the west Other subjects were dealt with, but their direct bearing wns upon other lo calities. Wanted—Position by German family on farm. Can furnish best of reference. Have two large sons and two large daughters who can also assist on farm if desired. Call at this ofiic3. Subscribe for the Pioneer—. -^ FIRST STATE BANK WIBAUX, MONTANA CAPITAL AND 8URPLU8 $44,000.00 DEPOSITS $ 178 , 332.06 & WHY NOT DO YOUR. BANK ING BUSINESS WITH US. A SUDDEN DEMISE H.S.Grote Who Lives South of Wibaux Passed Away ! i j , I The sad death of H. S. Grote oc cured on Tuesday October lltli. Mr. Grote had been in apparent good health and was able to work almost up to the last minute. At nine o'clock in the morning he wns taken with severe pains about the region of the heart. A physic ian was summoned at 11 o'clock and the patient passed away at 12 o'clock. The deceased came to Montana two years ago from Sparta, Wis. , and filed on a claim seven miles south of Wibaux, where he and his family have made their home. He was 55 years old and leaves a wife and four children. Mr. Grote was a very active member of the M. W. A. and at the time of his death was the dis trict Deputy. Since coming to Wibaux, he has worked with toe local camp and was very success ful in adding a large number to it's membership. The funeral services were con ducted jointly by the Re>. Chas: E. V v, "te and the Woodmen of WiohuA, the body being shipped to Sparta. Wis. , \rh; ye j e foi.n-r ly resided. It is not known what the plans of the family are for the future, but they have the heart felt sympathy of their brethernand (he community at large in this trying hour. Was a Success The popular service held in the Opera House on Sunday evening last, was largely attended. The house being full to its capacity. It shows that such a service was greatly appreciated by the citizens of Wibaux. And if the demand for a like service continues we shall if accorded filename privilege and treatment by the owners of the hall endeavor to give them another ser vice in the future. An Oversight In publishing the list of nomi nations on the Republican ticket for the various county offices, pure ly through an oversight, we omit ed the name of Mr. Allison Davis, who is a candidate for county com missioner.