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CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY, MONDAY, JULY 5th, IN GLENDIVE THE YELLOWSTONE MONITOR Volume II —No- 16 THE OFFICIAL PAPER OE DAWSON COUNTY GLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY. June 3. 1915 Eight Pages Glendive's Horse Sale Attracts Many Buyers First Horse Sale at Glendive Horse Sales Com pany's New Yard Proves Big Success and Many Animals Are Sold. The first horse sale under the suspires of the Uleudive Horse Sales Company at their new sales yards in the eastern part of the eity was pulled t) ff on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day of tli is week and was a success in every way. There were lots of horses tor sale, lots of buyers and the ani mals all brought good prices as a rule The sale opened Monday afternoon with about a thousand head of horses in the yards and as the day was a legal holiday there was a large audience of buyers and spectators. The auc tioneers in charge were Mint Kelly, of Hardon, Montana, and T. H. Hiland, of Devils Lake. Mr. Hiland opened the sale and in a few appropriate re marks told the crowd just what the Sales Company intended to do. "This is a good stock country," said Mr Hiland, "and we can raise good stock iiere. The main reason for in stituting these sales yards is to make a market for good stock by bringing the buyer and seller together and thus encourage people in the raising of it." After these remarks the call ''Let 'em in" was heard—and in they came, some large, some medium and some small, but on a whole as fine a bunch of horses as one could wish to see. There were buyers present from Omaha, New York, Billings, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Miles City, besides the large crowd of local men. There was considerable rivalry over some of the select stock and the bidding was fast and furious from all quarters of the yards. At the close of the after noon sale the tally sheets showed that a goodly number of horses had been sold. Tuesday's Sale. Tuesday afternoon the sale opened at about 2:30 o'clock with two or three more carloads of stock in the yards. Mr. Hiland opened the sale and run through quite a bunch of small stuff, but it didn't seem what the buy ers wanted and there was very little competition in the bidding. Mr. Kelly then took the stand and kept every body in good humor by his methods of running up the bids. He run through (juite a number of the larger animals and all brought good prices— one particularly fine team of geldings bringing in $237.50. At 4 o'clock two fine registered Percheron stallions were placed on sale, but as the bids did not run up to what the owners felt they were worth they were taken out and put up for private sale. A few more horses were run through, but the heavy rain put an end 10 the sale for the afternoon and cut a of ....... Another Chance To Win Frisco Free Exposition Trip to California and the Golden Gate-To Los Angeles and San Diego FREE. Some Young Lady Will Be Sent to Represent Dawson County. Do Yon Want to Go/ _____________ a ¥ o/\ HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN OTHER VALUABLE GIFTS: ~~ ' ^ Vr ** ^ ______ . ... /%ai rt u â àim er niiDori « A • r A DV/Ifclrt CCTQ• IPWP1 RY. ETC.. ELEGANT FIFTY DOLLAR DIAMOND RING; HANDSOME GOLD WATCH,^LAD^ES; |;«^^fÛ|T PARTICJlARS CALL AT MYSTORE OR WRITE. SILVERWARE; TOILET SETS; GOLD HANDLE UMBRELLA; CARVING SETS; JEWELRY, ETC., ALSO TWENTY- •; Campaign Begun May 24 » 1915 « -THE PRIZES — FIRST:—Free Trip to California Exposl tions at San Francisco and San Diego. * 50 Diamond Ring. u-.T El * in or Waltham Ladles' Gold »J— watch. our™ Twenty-Six Piece Set, Rogers silverware In Case. all PRIZES NOW ON EXHIBITION FIFTH:—Elegant Toilet Set. SIXTH:_Gold Handle Umbrella. SEVENTH:—Diamond Lavallier. EIGHTH :_Ten-Piece Quadruple-Plate, NINTHj-^lver C Handle TENTH:—Engraved Ladles' OUR STORE WINDOW IN ANY GIRL CAN ENTER Ssrjsst" " - Campaign Closes October 29» 1915« BERT SKUGS watch for special ******* Mil II II and SALE DAYS AND jewelry EXTRA VOTES NOMINATING COUPON GOOD FOR 5000 VOTE8 Mr. Bert John^. Druggist and Jeweler. please Pterintour big contest the NAME OF:— (Name) ............................ .............. ........ (Address) ---------—* **.................................................... fCut «*»<« Coupon out and mall It at once.) On the SCHEDULE OF VOTES AND RULES We will Issue votes at the rate of one to a penny on all cash trade at our store. < «U of due bills we will issue ten votes to the penny, 1,000 votes to the dollar. On all special sales 1,000 votes on each dollar, with privilege reserved of increasing schedule. . „ ... * Nominating Ballot counts but once for candidate. Soliciting Votes in store will not be permitted. Votes must be in ballot box within two weeks from date of issue. Votes will be counted every week commencing two weeks from opening date. ^ , No relative of anyone connected with our store is eligible. We reserve the right to cancel any entry made by undesirable candidate. SPECTAL^-ShoSdCandidate winning capital prise prefer a handsome $350.00 WHITMORE PIANO instead of trip, she may have same by giving thirty day's notice. NOTE:—A Guaranty Bond is on deposit at Exchange State Bank to Cover all Prizes. BERT JOHNSON, Drugs and Jewelry WATCH FOR SPECIAL SALE DAY8 AND EXTRA VOTES • - down the sales for the day very ma terially. Wednesday's Sale. Wednesday morning there were quite a lot of buyers at the yards and a large number of horses were dis posed of at private sale. It had been planned to make the last day of the sale a hummer, but the heavy down pour of rain made this impossible and the auction sale for the afternoon was called off. The private sales contin ued, however, throughout the day and the buying was quite brisk. While the sale has not been as large as those held in some other places the management of the Sales Company are well pleased with the results and expect the enterprise to grow with each succeeding sale. The following is the schedule of sales for the coming summer and fall, and Secretary Swarthout urges the ranchers to bring in their stock on these dates and help make the sales a success: June 28, 29 and 30. July 26, 27 and 28. August 23, 24 and 25. September 20, 21 and 22. October 18, 19 and 20. FARMERS' INSTITUTE PICNICS A DESIRABLE INNOVATION During the month of June, nineteen Farmers' Picnic Institutes will be held in Dawson County. These are all planned as community picnics, and are featuring the picnic side as strong ly as the institute. In nearly every community, local committees are be ing formed which are scheduling a baseball game, picnic dinner, dance and in some localities, broncho bust ing and other Montana Field Day 3vents. These Picnic Institutes in the ma jority of cases, will be the one big community effort and celebration of the year, and will, undoubtedly, turn Dut large crowds. A corps of from three to five speak ers, under the direction of the State Extension Department, will make all of these meetings and give addresses on Agricultural and Community Co operative subjects. The membership of the speaking corps of the State Extension Depart ment, is not positively known as yet. Prof. M. L. Wilson will undoubtedly cover a large portion of the country; and Prof. Thomas Shaw may spend a short time with the corps. Prof. Crane of the Great Northern Agricultural Extension Department will be at Brockway and will probably make in no the of as to to its in to ....... DAWSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CLOSED TERM LAST FRIDAY NIGHT The 1914-1915 term of the Dawson County High School came to a fitting close last Friday evening by the usual form of Graduation Exercises, held at the Arcade Opera House. The program, the first number of which was a Selection by the Glendive Orchestra, started shortly after 8 o'clock, by which time the large audi torium was nearly filled with rela tives, friends and admirers of the High School pupils and faculty. The Invocation by Rev. W. B. Bliss was exceptionally well rendered and was received with rapt attention and appreciation by the audience. Mrs. Bert Koons sang L'Ardita's beautiful selection, "L'Arditi", most effectively, being in excellent voice. The principal address of the evening was made by the Rev. W. H. North, pastor of the Congregational Church in Billings, whose subject was "The Vale of Upas". This was one of the most inspirational graduation ad dresses heard in this city for years and no doubt the young graduates will carry the memory of his beautiful words through their entire lives, spur ring them ever onward to better and nobler things. After this the Glendive Orchestra rendered another excellent selection, followed by a short but forceful ad dress by Mr. C. A. Thurston, presi dent of the Board of Trustees of the High School who then presented the young men and women with their diplomas. Miss Mildred Manley then rendered with much feeling and tonal express ion, A. Denza's beautiful solo, "A May Morning", and the evening's pro gram concluded with a selection by the Glendive Orchestra. Professor R. L. Hunt, superintendent of the High Schol expressed himself as being very well pleased with the work of the pupils during the past year and said that he looked forward to next year as being more successful both in number and in work accomp lished than any that has gone before. The Domestic Science department will then be expected to reach its max imum of efficiency and other depart ments of the school will be kept up to the high standards of the past. As the Monitor has said many times before, the people of Dawson County can well be proud of its High School, its faculty, and its pupils. "THE BUNGALOW" The People's Popular Place to Eat. West Bell Street—a few Doors from Main Street Absolute cleanliness, all Good, Home Cooking, Quick and Courteous Service. Popular Prices. Originators of the "Exclusive White Help" Idea. Regular Dinner 25c and up. Phone 82-R Glendive, Mont. Senator George McCone of McCone Heights was in town last Friday, com bining business and pleasure. The Senator stated that he had 300 acres in crop and every bit of it looked good to him. NEW COUNTY AGRICULTURIST MAKES FIRST OFFICIAL REPORT In spite of the long continued spell of dry weather early this spring, crop conditions, at the present writing, are practically normal, and a careful sur vey of the whole county, in the last ten days, has failed to reveal any seri ous damage done by the drougth. The spring grains—oats, barley and wheat, in many fields, are coming up rather spotted, but an investigation of conditions in every case noted show ed that the seed in the thin spots was but a little slower in sprouting than it was in the more favored locations. This will tend to uneven the ripening to a slight extent, but since grain has a habit of ripenir.g fairly uniformly, a normal supply of moisture during the remainder of the growing season will insure a normal crop. Winter wheat, and rye, especially, in the western sec tion of the county, is looking very good, and has made considerable growth. A study of crop conditions this spring offers unusually convincing proof that good farming pays, and that over-looking the details of good tillage methods is, to a large measure, overlooking success. In those fields that were well packed and tilled, con siderable mosture could be found be fore the recent rains, and the crop has made fairly even growth, while those that were poorly prepared were as dry as ashes. The packing and tillage had firmed the soil well, leaving a good mulch on top, thus conserving the moisture in the soil and provid ing a good bed for the plants. of all the dry land forage plants, both native and cultivated, row alfal fa has made the best showing by far this spring. Row alfalfa has made a strong vigorous growth, while the na tive grass has scarcely greened up and the broadcast sown alfalfa has not done half so well. A thin seeding of alfalfa of about three quarters of a pound to the acre also shows a far better growth than the heavier seed ings. Of the other forage grasses, the Promus and western rye grasses rank next under the dry soil conditions, but do not begin to show the growth that the alfalfa flaunts. At Glendive, 3.43 inches of rain has fallen during the month of May. Dur ing the last nine months, 6.17 inches of rain has fallen, which is 2.5 below normal for the same months The gen eral average for the Circle country is about two inches heavier, but their rainfall is also below normal for that section While this deficiency ap pears rather alarming for a dry land country, it must be remembered that the deficiency in rainfall has been dur ing the dormant season. The total rainfall for May has been 1.14 inches above normal to date, and is arriv ing at the start of the growing season. A normal rainfall during the remaind er of the growing season will be ample for an average crop, even though there is no large moisture reserve stored up in the soil.—Geo. E. Piper, County Agriculturist. Mrs. Mary Clayton returned on No. 3 Monday from a two months visit with her sister, Mrs. John M. Rapelje of St Paul. She had a splendid time but was glad to get back to her family. in as a Fanners And Stockmen Effect Organization Annual Exchange Bureau to Be Established. Bet ter Marketing Facilities Sought. Gen eral Committee Appointed. a a a A small but enthusiastic group of Dawson County Farmers and Stock men met in the County Court House in Glendive Tuesday night and took the first steps in the organization of a county wide Farmers' and Stockmen's organization for the furtherance of the stock and agricultural interests of the county. The purpose of the organization as outlined by the meeting is to estab lish a strong county-wide organization, which would first establish an ex change for the sale of minor farm pro ducts, exchange of animals which have grown out of use in their local herds, and communities, and assist in procuring new animals to head the herds. By means of this exchange the seed in the county, corn oats, barley, alfalfa, sweet clover, etc., will be list ed free of charge, and this exchange list will be mailed to every farmer in the county. Settings of hen and tur key eggs, tractor outfits, sires of herds, and in fact any farm products or im plements could be so listed. Other objects as outlined by the meeting, were that the wolf and coyote nuisance as well as the spread of hog cholera and other animal diseases could be better met and handled by means of this organization. Better marketing facilities for the rancher and farmer who produce small lots of hogs, lambs and steers was also discussed. It was the general concensus of opinion that the organi zation could be of material assistance in getting buyers into the county to pick up the small lots, or that the organization could get the members together so that they could ship co operatively. There was considerable discussion as to the name of the new organization, but it was decided to leave that matter open till the next meeting to be held at Lindsay, Tues day, July 6. Among the names sug gested, were the "Dawson County Farmers' and Stockmen's Associa tion"; the "Dawson County Stock Growers' Association and Farmers' Exchange"; the "Dawson County Farm Service Bureau". A general Committee of 29 mem bers was named, representative of every community in the county. These men were instructed to discuss the matter in their communities during the following month and to bring in as many farmers and stockmen as possible at the meeting July 6 when a permanent organization will be per fected. The committee named was: Grant Gibson, Chairman; Chas. Rainey, Sec retary; Fred Yale, Lower Bad Route; Gus Ollerman, Bloomfield; Forrest Hopkins, Paxton; Albert Klaus, Cir cle; Watkins Farmers' Club, Watkins; August Hamleau, Summit and Tusler Creek; W. F. Wason, Wason Flats; Dr. D. W. Battin, Lower Big Dry; Chas. Mars, Jordan; Dr. Brewer, Ed wards; Fred Allen, Sand Springs; Chas. Newton, Alice; B. F. Fleming, Cohagen; A. O. Field, Hillside; Art. Walsh, Stipek; Earl Atwood, Riby Flats; Geo. Ballyntine, Retah; Ellery Patterson, Upper Deer Creek; Will Schawl, Lower Sand Creek, Joe Eisenbart, Belle Prairie; Sven Ofte dahl, Hoop Up Creek; Prof. Brown, Glendive Creek; Guy Fish, Sand Creek; Burney Brown, Wold; Ivan Kalberg, Morgan Creek; Jim Chaffey, Crackerbox; I. N. Hill, Clear Creek, and Nick Buttleman, Bad Route. STIPEK'S LITTLE GIRL NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH The body of an automobile, driven by a lady chauffer, passed over the form of little Gladys Stipek a week ago last Sunday while she was in the act of crossing the street at Kendrick avenue near Valentine. The differ ential gear case tore the clothing from the little one and she was consider ably bruised but otherwise uninjured, although suffering still from nervous ness. That the child was not killed seems a miracle, even in view of the fact that the car was not going at a high rate of speed. This accident again calls attention to the necessity of some sort of city regulation whereby age and other re strictions are placed on those driving automobiles, and whereby some sort of examination be given to prospect ive auto drivers, for the purpose of eliminating children of immature age and others who learn how to drive cars on the public streets at the risk of life and limb of innocent pedestrians. It is a matter of common comment and felicitude that more people have not been injured or killed on the streets by inexperienced or immature auto drivers, and it is often heard said that as soon as the child of a prom inent and wealthy man is killed, some official action by the city will then be taken. However, it will be the height of folly to wait until then, providing pro per safeguards can be officially made at this time, as no doubt they can be. The observance of Memorial Day by the closing of the stores in the after noon is a good practice. The banks were closed all day on account of it being a legal holiday in the state.