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Wibaux Pioneer
The Twenty-first Annual Re
poit of the Association of Americ
an Agricultural Colleges and Ex
periment Stations has just appear
ed. This shows that there are
forty-nine institutions of college
grade, teachii g agriculture in the
United States. One of these in
stitutions is located in each state
and territory oir the main land,
and one on thu Hawaiian Islands
at Honolulu. When we remem
ber that the first agricultural col
lege was started fifty-three years
ago, in the state of Michigan, the
reason for the development of this
number, and for the important
place now held by these institu
tions, is of interest.
In 18(52, Abraham Lincoln sign
ed the Morrill Act. By means of
this, Congress provided for the
setting aside of certain lands in
each state and territory, the in
come of which was to be used for
instruction in agriculture, mechan
ic arts and allied subjects. Think
ing men had come to recognize
that higher education, as provided
by the universities, was not design
ed for the direct help of the great
producing classes. The provisions
ot the first Morrill Act were fram
ed with the idea of meeting this
apparent need. In 1890, the sec
ond Morrill Act was passed, pro
viding for annual appropriations
out of the Treasury of the United
States, for the support of these
colleges. Later, in 190(5, Nel
son Bill made further provisions
for support along certain lines.
To receive this Federal support it
is necessary for the states to make
certain provisions on the start,
and to continue this support as
long as the United States Treasury
contributes. The state must pro
vide buildings and look to their
care. Only certain lines of in
struction are permitted under the
Federal Acts, and so other necess
ary lines must be provided by the
states. In practice, those provis
ions have proven wise, as they
have insured the interests of the
states and made real state institu
In the beginning, the agricultur
al colleges offered courses of strict
ly college grade. This confined
the work to young men chiefly,
and to those of the young men
who had finished a high school
course. This preliminary train
ing was necessary to enter the
college. Noting the existing de
mand for training such as the col
lege gives, by the men on the
farms who could not avail them
selves of the full college course,
colleges provided shorter and
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more elementary courses. Wis
consin was amongst the first to off
er this "School of Agriculture"
work. At present, such courses
are offered by many of the institu
tions. For years ago the Mon
tana State C ollege listed such a
course, and n large attendance has
proven its popularity. Continu
ing from October to March, the
men on the farms can take advant
age of it, as these are the slack
The college courses for the high
school graduates; the school of
Agriculture during the winter
months, which does not require a
high school training for entrance,
along with the Extension division
of the college, which takes infor
mation to the farmers in their
home community, thru the Farm
ers' Institute ami other meetings,
explain the rapid grow th and the
important place now held by the
agricultural colleges.
Beach Drug Store Changes Hands.
This week Bean & Black dis
posed of their drug store in this
city to C. J. Lyon, a former pro
prietor of the establishment. Mr.
Lyon disposed of his interests here
about a year ago, and went out
west, but the opportunities of the
famous Golden Valley lured him
back, and last w eek he returned
and consumated a deal, whereby
he again became a business man
of Beach, and the people of this
vicinity will give Mr. Lyon and
family a gladsome return welcome.
Messers. Bean and Black have
made many friends both in a
social and business way, and many
will regret their decision of sever
ing their connection with t!/» drug
company, and we hope that the
boys and their estimable families
will remain as residents of our
city. The Advance wishes both
the old and the new T firm an un
bounded successful future.—Beach
Notice for Sale of Bonds
Notice is hereby given for the
sale of coupon bonds of School
District No. 60, Dawson county,
Montana, amounting to $238.56
and bearing interest at the rate
of 6 per cent per annum, payable
annually. Said bonds to be pay
able in five years and redeemable
in five years.
Bids will be received by the
clerk of School District No. 60
at Been, Montana, on the 17th
day of August, 1912 at 1 o'clock
p. m., and continuing until 7
o'clock p. m. The board reserves
the right to reject any or all
Louie A. Gustin, Clerk,
Been, Montana
First Publication June 29, 1912.
The Montana
State Fair.
An announcement of interest to
every section of the state is that of
the Board of Directors of the Mon
tana State Fair to the effect that
the purses and premiums to be off
ered at the Dig exposition this
year will amount, to $41,301.50, an
increase of more than $7,000 over
the premiums for 1911, and in
sure a bigger and better exhibit
in every line than has ever before
been made. In addition to this
increase in purses for the encour
agement of exhibitors, several
thousand dollars have been spent
in improving the Fair grounds for
the accommodation of larger
crowds and for the housing of
more exhibits.
One of the features being in
stalled this year is a fire slation,
at which will be quartered a de
tachment of Helena firemen, a
team and hose wagon for the pro
tection of the fair buildings and
exhibits during fair week.
New bleachers with a seating
capacity of 1,500 are being con
structed at a cost of $2,300, which
will bring the total seating capac
ity cf the fair grand stands and
bleachers to a figure which is not
exceeded on any other grounds in
the northwest. An addition to
the swine barn or "hog pens",
another to the poultry house and
the construction of a model dairy
barn and other features in connec
tion with the livestock depart
ments of the Fair. The dairy
barn is being built at a oost of
$1,200 and will be particularly in
teresting to those Montanians
who are interested in the manage
ment of dairies on either a large
or small scale, and who take an
interest in the maintenance of a
pure milk supply.
Five hundred dollars have been
expended this summer in the con
struction of roads and paths about
the grounds.
Local News.
E. J. Armstrong left Thurs
day on a short business trip to
H. L. Eskew was in the first
of the week after lumber for a
new house which he expects to
build at once.
T. S. Lovell drove out near the
Blue Mountains last Sundav and
reports that the crops look ex
ceptionally fine. He says that
he has never seen them better.
Martin Muller was in from
Been on Saturday and reported
that the crops out there were in
fine condition.
J. C. Kinney left on Saturday
last via the automobile for Will
iston, N. D., where he was call
ed on business.
The Ladies, Aid of the Con
gregational Church met with
Mrs. W. H. Jackson on Wednes
day afternoon.
Wm. Cummings who resides
northeast of this city was in the
first of the week after lumber to
build an addition to his house.
The 500 Club met at the home
of Mrs. T. J. Bushell on Wed
nesday afternoon of this week.
All report an enjoyable time.
Steve Nelson and wite return
ed Monday from Sidney. Mr.
Nelson has taken the position as
3rd trick operator at this place.
Halvor Hansen and wife of
this city and C. Hansen who ar
rived from Chicago last week,
left on Thursday for their old
home at Mona, Iowa.
Roy Chappel autoed up to
Glendive Saturday evening and
returned Sunday accompanied by
his brother, Burl, who visited
here for the day.
G. H. Rake, 1st trick operator
accompanied by his wife left on
Wednesday for a month's vaca
tion at his wife's old home at
Fort Dodge, Iowa.
John Mingle, of nearBenizer,
was in town Monday after some
lumber for a new machine shed.
He reports that crop conditions
are showing up fine out his way.
A number of our business men
spent a few days the first of the
week in the interests of county
division. They took in the terri
tory down near Carly 1 e country.
A dinner party was served at
the H. K. Schuster home last
Sunday. The following were
present; Father Ceislwiez, J. N.
Schuster, S. J. Leahy, the Miss
es Margaret Parker, Martha Ris
vold and Mary Roy.
This office has just received
the premium list and program of
the Tenth Annual Montana State
Fair, which will take place at
Helena September 23 to 28 in
elusive. There will be about
$7,000 more offered in prices
than any previous year.
H. Z. Bautz and wife who ar
rived in this city a short time
ago for a visit, departed Wed
nesday evening for the Yellow
stone National Park where they
will spend the summer and
thence to California to spend the
winter. Mr. Bautz was former
ly connected with the Crescent
Hardware Co., of this city.
Wibaux Team
Was Defeated.
Last Sunday afternoon the loc
al team crossed bats with Beach
and it is reported that our local
team played the worst game of the
season, and the conquences were
that they were defeated by a score
of 8 to 5. The game was a farce
all the way through and was lost
through errors. Brownlee was in
the box for the locals and he pitch
ed a fine game but his support
was very poor. The first baseman
and shortstop played a bum game,
but P. J. Bunker who played 3rd
base did some good work and
made enough hits to win the game
Beach had an imported "rube"
pitcher and he afforded plenty
of amusement during the game.
It is reported that his curves were
"neck twisters" but were so slow
that one had enough time to take
naps between them. Beach play
ed a trifle better game than the
local team but were nothing extra
at that.
Taking everything into consid
eration this last game shows plain
ly that the local team will have to
get together more often and prac
tice up a bit or it will mean one
defeat after another. There is
lots of time to practice and we all
know that with every practice
game it makes the players better
when the real ones are on.
Board Defines Eggs Legally.
Hen fruit sold in Montana is of
two kinds; ''fresh eggs", and just
plain "eggs", according to a re
vised classification decided upon
yesterday at a meetihg of the state
board of health.
A fresh egg is an egg not over
seven days old. If it came from
the hen longer ago than seven days
it becomes a plain "egg".
Originally the board had three
varieties of hen fruit: "Fresh",
"case", and "ranch". This caus
ed much misunderstanding, so the
classification was changed. Here
after, if eggs are not labeled and
sold according to this classifica
tion, or if they are wrongly label
ed "fresh" when they are more
than seven days old, the sellers
will be prosecuted.
The board also decided to strict
ly enforce the law relating to the
sale of milk products in Moutana.
Butter, cheese and other products
must be manufactured from milk
turned out in dairies where the
cows have been tuberculin tested,
and where the dairies themselves
measure up to the standard of
cleanliness fixed by the board
and governing all Montana dairies.
—Miles City Daily Star.
Tracy McClain was in Monday
after some lumber to fix up his
barn. His old barn was struck
by lightning a short time ago
and he is building it larger now
and improving it somewhat.

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