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The Wibaux pioneer. [volume] (Wibaux, Mont.) 1907-1919, July 18, 1913, Image 2

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Harness and Saddlery, Brid
les, Collars, Whips, Fur
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ishings, Boots and Shoes.
I pay highest cash prices
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Montana Will Shine at
San Francisco in 1915
Treasure State Preparing for Big Display at
Panama=Pacific International Exposition
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M ONTANA will have a magnificent
exhibit at the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition to he
llteld at San Francisco in 1915 in cele
bration of the completion of the Pan
ama canal.
It will be an exhibit located in three
different exhibit palaces. In tbe Pal
ace of Agriculture there will be
large area devoted to the agricultural
products of the state, with practical
exhibitions of the methods of conduct
ing the great industry in this, one of
'!he richest agricultural states in
America. In the Palace of Horticul
Hure there will be an exhibit of what
Montana is doing for the horticultural
industry, displays of its wonderful
products In fruits aud flowers, and
operating representations of the meth
ods by which the remarkable results
are obtained. Montana's mines, and
the great industry of mining, which is
making such rapid advance in the
state, will he represented in a com
prehensive exhibit in the Palace of
Mines and Metallurgy.
Spaces in these palaces have been
reserved by Dr. .J. M. Scanland, who
was sent to San Francisco by Mr. .].
M. Kennedy, secretary of the Expo
sition Commission for the state of
Montana, at whose initiative, with
:he co-operation of Governor S. V.
Stewart, action has been taken in the
counties of Montana toward raising
a fund of $25,000 as part of a general
sum to be devoted to Montana's par
ticipation in the greatest celebration
of a national event which any nation
has ever yet conceived.
State Commissioner Dr. Scanland
visited San Francisco on a special mis
sion of investigation into the condi
tions obtaining at the exposition. With
a thoroughness and earnestness that
Lias greatly impressed the exposition
officials, Dr. Scanland has completed
his investigation and has declared
that the world's fair of 1915 offers to
the state of Montana an opportunity
of proving to the world her great and
unbounded resources—an opportunity
such as she has never had before.
Dr. Scanland's action in the reserva
tion ot space for Montana's represen
tation at the exposition means that the
Treasure State will now he able to put
before the world the cream of her
natural resources, shown in the best
possible way, and at the same time
she will compete with the rest of the
world for the international prizes to
be awarded.
' To miss the opportunity of exhibit
ing alongside the rest of the world at
the exposition," said Dr. Scanland.
"would be for Montana to pass by the
best and most thorough chance she
The End Came With a Rush When the
Gold Vein Vanished.
Far from the railroad and more than
iorty milt's away from the nearest
white resident, hidden in the wilds of
one of the most picturesque parts of
the province of Ontario, Canada, spec
ter like, stands the deserted village of
Sawbill, once a bustling mining camp
where several hundred men were em
The end came suddenly. Tools were
dropped where workmen were install
ing u dynamo; dishes aud furniture
aud household goods wer^left as they
were when the word came that the
mine had closed. The books end on
July 31 , 1901. The store was left with
Its stock of goods on the shelves, the
th e shelves, the
hits ever had of showing to the world
that hers is one of the richest states
in America. It is only by comparison
that the value of Montana's products
can be judged as the best that the
country can produce. It is only when
Montana s resources are placed side
bv side with those of other states that
their superiority can be estimated.
The exposition offers that opportunity,
and Montana will grasp it and make
exhibits in those departments where
she pre-eminently excels. It will
an exhibit that will do Montana credit,
add to the interest and attraction
the exposition and bring incalculable
commercial benefit to the country as
a whole."
The sum or $25,000, which is being
raised pro rata by the Montana coun
ties for tlie state's participation
the Panama-Pacific International Ex
position. is said to be already more
than half in hand. A site for a build
ing, to be useu as a rendezvous for
Montanans during the exposition pe
riod, was selected by Governor Nor
is last year. It is an ideal location,
facing the waterfront of the bay of
San Francisco and adjacent to it are
the sites or Hawaii and of the states
of Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri and Min
nesota, while New York's pavilion is
close by. So that Montana will be
in good company and in line with the
A more Ideal spot could not well
have been chosen. It is the envy of
others who followed in their selection
and will be cherished by those who
are to occupy it. The site commands
a full view of the broad bay where
numerous aquatic events will be held
in connection with the exposition
throughout the year. Yacht races,
motorboat races and the naval sports
will have their center in the waters
of the bay that front the Montana
site. Within hailing distance of the
Treasure State's rendezvous 150 bat
tleships from all the leading powers
of the world will lie at anchor on the
opening day of the exposition and
Montana will be in the very van of
the first big celebrations to be con
ducted on the water.
Nearby also is the race track where
the international events will be con
ducted all the year round, and the
live stock exhibits will be arranged in
u reserved area in close touch with
the state sites.
Exposition preparations are proceed
ing apace and records have already
been established in the building prog
ress of the fourteen exhibit palaces to
be erected by the exposition. These
palaces will form the main feature of
the whole exposition, which is divid
ed into three sections. On the east
of the exhibit palaces will be the
amusement concessions, for which
i closed its doors, its contents in
I tact, and the postotlice- ceased to be.
| Only a watchman was left.
; Kawbill grew out of a gold strike.
! The iedge, reported fabu3ously rich,
| quickly gave out whan real*mining was
j attempted. A road was baiiit through
j wilderness, a power' house was
; erected, a forty staanp mill went up
| along with a hotel, store..postotfice and
i many buildings for the employees. On
Aug. 15. 1899. the electrk: lights were
turned on. The telephone line was
| opened. The water rushed through the
huge flume across -the lake, the giant
turbine revolved, the d^uamo hummed,
and the power for.operating the mine's
machinery was at<haud.
But the $200tpeT touloutput of the
little mill first (install*# proved to be
only a deceptive lure Apr all the dol
more than li,000 applications have
been made up to date. The couces
sions are being granted according to
their value as a means of educative
entertainment and it is predicted that
a more complete aggregation of the
world s best fun makers has never
been brought together. To the west
of the exhibit palaces will be the for
eign and state pavilions. The partici
pation promised by states of the
t'nion and foreign countries has
reached a record, and everything
promises that the great celebration of
the opening of the Panama canal will
be the greatest international event of
modern times.
The exposition grounds at Harbor
View—a crescent strip of land border
ing the Golden Gate for a distance of
nearly three miles—are now a scene
of great activity. Machinery Hall,
the first and largest of the fourteen
exhibit palaces to be erected, is on its
way to completion, while five other
palaces are under construction. They
will all be completed by .July, 1914,
and will then be ready to receive the
exhibits from all parts of the world—
about seven months before the open
ing of the .exposition on Saturday,,
Feb. 2(1, 1915.
in keeping with the pace of prog
ress set by the building of the exhibit
palaces, a similar advance is shown
in other spheres of preparation. A
slogan of the exposition of 1915 has
been that it shall be an exposition
that will be ready. There is assur
ance of the fulfillment of that prom
ise, up to date, and no previous inter
national exposition has been so far
advanced at a date almost two years
before it opens its gates.
One hundred and nineteen conven
tions have been definitely secured for
the exposition year. This is also a
record, and there are still many more
being arranged for. It will mean that
the Panama-Pacific Exposition will be
the rendezvous of the world in 1915.
The attractions of so immense an
exposition are added to and enhanced
by the climate of California, which
permits of the holding of a celebra
tion during ten consecutive months
and during that time the exposition
grounds will look like a garden in
full bloom. Millions of plants and
flowers and trees are being nurtured
and the mile-long boulevard is sown
with grass and ready for the trans
plantation of avenues of trees as soon
as the nearby palaces are completed.
Dr. Scanland was convinced of the
immensity of the exposition and of
the scope of its purpose and, having
studied the situation well, he has re
ported: 'The Panama-Pacific Inter
national Exposition of 1915 is Mon
tana's opportunity. And she will
grasp it."
lars that were poured Into the enter
prise. When the big mill did run the
greatest amount of gold obtained per
ton was said never to have exceeded
$1.87. The shafts were sunk deeper,
new ones were opened, but the wide
veins of ore W'hich showed on or near
the surface narrowed to thin ribbons
or to nothing at all. The gold ob
tained could not begin to pay the oper
ating expenses.
The mill and its machinery, the pow
er plant aud its equipment, stand as
though wafting for the whistle an
nouncing the beginning of a day's
work, though the last evidences of the
half million spent at Sawbill are dis
appearing before inevitable decay and
the encircling and eucrouehing forest—
Robert E. Pinkerton in Ontario Qlobe,

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