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LOOPED THE LEAP.
Mh Aot Delighted th# Audience, but Enraged the Star. nyA tber In his youth." said G. H toother«. "was once playing in a roman lie drttna wherein be made a tremen 4»w leap—a leap from his ladj love's •»wer to a mattress behind a wooden tuck on the stage far below. It was a tgiril)lag leap. and my father no doubt •Bjoyed the applause it won him. But toê night be sprained bis ankle and wowed he would leap no more. t "So the manager hired a professional »bat ty do the leap made up as tfy ktber's counterpart, while my father ffould slip back under cover of the dower wall aud descend to bis dressing •pom by means of a bidden ladder. "The afternoon the acrobat came to toe theater to rehearse he made tb» a ep. and then he set up a loud co.< alnt. ^ 'What's the matter?' asked a young member of the company who happened te be in the theater. "'Why.' said the acrobat in a di*^ •Bated voice, 'this here leap Is too •Bine. It's too easy. A man with glass •ges and cork legs could do it. Now. 4K they'd let me.throw two flip-flaps in •te air as I came down'— "•Splendid!* cried the young actor. The very thing!' •"You don't think the boss would anted?' said the acrobat doubtfully. "'Mind? Why. man. he'll be tickled •»death. Ten to one he'll raise your •alary.' 'That evening when the great leap «eene began my father was gratified to ■ee the acrobat, a perfect picture of ttmself. crouching in the shadow of tee window. " 'Love, good night, good night!' my tether cried. " *Stay!' moaned the heroine, and she tenw herself on his neck. 'Stay ! That teap to death!' "'Nay. nay, my own; 'tis honor. I teap. 'tis true, but there Is that within «y heart will bear me up—thine image, teve. And so good night, good night.' "He kissed her madly on the brow, tere himself from her clinging arms and rushed across the open space into tec shadow. " 'Jump!' be hissed to the acrobat be tereeo his teeth. "And out. straight out into the air, •tot the acrobat. Twice bis lithe shape »blrled round like a great flywheel, toben he lit lightly and easily on the topmost point of the wooden rock. "Roars of laughter and thunders of iuse shook the theater. The aero at bowed stiffly and strutted off into wings with his arms folded. But .-remarks of my poor father on his have not come down to us."— Louis Globe-Democrat. Could Bo Trusted. The late Lord Young of the Scottish ttoneb was responsible for enlivening •aany a dull case. One of the best re ctories that ever fell from his lips was «to reply to a counsel who urged on toabalf of a plaintiff of somewhat blb «toto appearance: "My client, my lord, is a most re •aarkabie man and bolds a very re CtoMlblo position. He la manager of mmm waterworks." After a long look the judge answered: "Yes. be looks like a man who could tob trusted with any amount of water." •«;uaa. His 9eeret Sorrow, brothers are an embarraus Take the case of Miss Smith of who has a brother who works the aame office with young Burling Miss Smith was very mneb lm with her brother's friends, and two fell to discussing the young "He'S such a charming fellow." said «to girl. "and 1 like his melancholy ■paya. He's so solemn he must hnvo tod some great trial that he's trying to conceal." "Yea, indeed." said the brother. "He •(Iked for a raise in salary a month tote.' and the boss told Mm be wasn't It; that be was being overpaid •—Philadelphia Times. Hot Stuff. A cowpunchcr upon one of bis in teequent visits to town went into a Instaurant and ordered a steak. When fll was served be looked over the as •srtment of bottles in tbe center of tote table and. selecting one which was •ew to him. poured tbe contents lib «raily over his meat. He cut off a o JUMPED TO HI8 FEET. bus bite, and the observers i Its progress to his mouth with Interest, for the bottle bad con . tabasco sauce. I tried in Tain to swallow tbe mor •a his tongue while surprise to anguish in bis face. Ftnal |g to lamped to bis feet, and as be fjwtri tbe bite violently to tbe floor, •tonBed: •to la» -dorp you, blaze!" -Lippin •otfs. Home Course -In Road Making VI. —The Construction and Maintenance of Earth Roads. By LOGAN WALLER PAGE, Director Office of Public Roads, United States Department of Agriculture. Copyright by American Tress Asso ciation. 1912. T HERE are al>out 2,000,000 miles of earth roads In the Halted States, not Including the roads in Alaska and our island pos sessions. In other words, we have •nough earth roads in this country to reach around the earth at the equator eighty times, nnd, what is more, a very large percentage of these roads will remain as earth roads for a long time to come. Our earth roads cannot be made to take the place of gravel or macadam, but with proper construction and ade quate maintenance they can be greatly improved, and this can be accomplish ed without any considerable outlay of money. Good earth roads are within » *j ^ v.? mm m PBOPFRI.T COWSTBUCTÜD AND MAINTAINED EARTH ROAD. the financial means of nearly every community in the country. The opinion Is quite general through out the country that tt la useless to try to do anything to improve our earth roads. This la a mistaken idea. In fact, a good earth road is the step ping stone to a macadam road. The earth road is the foundation for all future Improvements. With proper plana for the future the earth road can be constructed at once. A com paratively small annual outlay for maintenance will then serve to keep It in shape until funds are available for further Improvement with a hard ■urface. One of the most frequent faults with oar present earth roads is that they are located where they should not lie. Grades are too often unnecessarily steep, drainage is poor or entirety lack ing and streams are seldom crossed at the most favorable bridge site. To relocate these roads entirely or even to a large extent is out of the question. The general location of the present roads must be maintained be cause of the farm Improvements which have been made along them. But won derful improvements can be made by modifying the location of short sec tions hero and there. Instead of going over a steep hill it is often feasible to go around it on a much easier grade without materially Increasing the dis tance. The elimination of one or two steep hills on a line of road will frequently enable horses to draw throe or four times as much to market ns they could draw on the old road. It takes ap proximately four times as much power to draw loads on 10 per cent grades as on a level. The earth road should have at least six hours of sunshine each day. Brush and trees which impede the drying ac tion of Hie sun should lie removed. The southern and western exposures should be as complete as possible. With gravel and macadam roads this is not so nec essary. as a certain amount of mois ture is needed to keep down the dust. But comparatively few of our earth roads have been dignified by any im provemeut which could be termed con struction. To expect a good earth road where none has over been built is like expecting a harvest from grouud which has never been Hik'd. An earth road must be built, Just as a macadam of gravel road must be built, aud skill aud experience are required in order to secure the best results. The first and last requisite in road construction is drainage. This, of course, must be modified to suit the conditions of soil and climate. Where the soil is heavy and retentive cure must be taken to get rid of the water quickly aud completely. For this pur pose the roadway must be raised eight een to thirty lftches above the side ditches aud well crowned, so that the water will flow freely to tbe aide ditch es. The side ditches should be of am ple size uud provided with sufficient fall to properly care for the heaviest rains. Ordinarily the only ditches needed are those made with a road scraper, which are wide and compara tively shallow. Culverts of sufficient capacity should be provided at low" places or for nat ural watercourses. Wood and ter-a cotta tile do not, aa a general rule. V make satisfactory culverts. The first will soon decay, and tbe latter la liable to break unless it is very carefully laid. Stone or concrete colvert« are the best and cheapest in the long ran. The main things to bear in mind In ball«, ing culverts are that they should have sufficient capacity to quickly Ata p^ p of the maximum flow of rainwater and that they are given sufficient fall to keep themselves clean. Increased fall also increases the capacity, bat If much fall is given the spillway should be paved and tbe outlet and intake pro tected with suitable wing walls. All material subject to decay, such as sod, grass or weeds and vegetable mold, must be carefully excluded. The aim must always be to build a road way as solid and impervious to mois ture as possible. Water from every source, surface or underground, must be got rid of. Except In sandy or very arid regions, water is tbe great enemy of earth roads. The earth rond can best be crown ed and ditched with a reversible road machine or scraper and not with picks and shovels, scoops and plows. One road scraper with suitable power and operator will do the work of many men with picks and shovels and do it bet ter. The road scraper should be used when tbe soil is dump, so that the soil will pack and bake. If it is worked dry it takes more power to operate the machine, and, furthermore, dry earth and dust retain moisture and qukkly rut after rains. 8boulders are often formed on both aides of the road by constant travel in one place, which prevents storm water from flowing into side dltc-bes, retain ing it in the ruts and softening the roadway. These ruts and shoulders can usually be entirely eliminated by a judicious uso of tbe split log drag. The price of good roads is eternal vigilance in maintenance. This la per haps even more true of earth roads than any other. The rains and melt ing snow soften the surface more or less, and passing traffic forms ruts and depressions. These, if allowed to remain, will retain more water at tbe next rain, aud more mud and deeper rnts and larger depressions will be formed. It is self evident, therefore, that the main thing in maintaining heavy soil roads must be to keep tbe drainage good. For this purpose there Is nothing which equals tbe split log drag or other similar devices. The principle of the action of tbe drag ia simply this: The clays and most heavy soils will puddle and sot very hard If worked when wet. The drag is essentially a puddling machine. After each rain and while the earth is still plastic, bat not sticky enough to adhere to the drag, one or two trips np and down the road are made wit h the drag. Only a small amount of earth is moved, just enough to fill the rots and depressions and smooth over the surface with a thin layer of plastic clay, which packs very hard, so that tbe next rain. Instead of finding ruts and depressions in which to collect, runs off, leaving the surface but little af . fleeted. The time and labor Involved in keep ing an earth road properly dragged are small. Five dollars per mile per year seems to be about the average cost in the middle states. The essential req uisite is that the work shall be done at the time tt is needed. This is tbe point which seems hardest to impress on the average man. The little atten tion the earth road needs must be given promptly and at tbo proper time If the best results are to be obtained. We have become so accustomed to the old habit of doing our road work at our convenience that we can hardly force ourselves to realize that any thing else should be even suggested. One thing ia absolutely certain, and that is that we will never have any thing like improved earth roads until t/i r A SPLIT LOO DliAU. we adopt a system of continuous maintenance. The amount of work required at the time is usually small, but it Is imperative that it be done promptly or not only will the amount be large, but the roads will be bad for long periods of time. When the traffic Is not too heavy our earth road, when properly con structed aud rightly maintained, can In general be kept fairly good most of the year and passable at all times. When the traffic Is very heavy the earth road must give way to a hard surface, such as gravel, macadam, brick, etc. But even then a good earth road is a great gain, as it provides the foundation for the hard road. The Scrap Book Just What He Wanted. A young minister settled over a small country parish was instructed by his parishioners to procure a piano (or their use. He did so. telling the dealer to charge the bill for rental to the secretary of tbe parish. When the bill amounted to $25, the society being unable to pay it as well as the salary of tbe pastor, tbe music dealer dunned tbe minister for the money, telling him that be assumed the re sponsibility. The latter replied that he never assumed the responsibility of another, having all he could do to pay his own bills, whereupon the dealer threatened to sue him. A short time after our friend re ceived a letter from a New York col* lection agency, to which as well aa several following he paid no atten tion until the following short but defi nite letter came: Dear Sir—Unless you remit at ones ws shall publish you all over the country as a delinquent debtor. To which he replied: Gentlemen — Ever sines I entered tha Ministry I have been struggling for ths title of D. D. Go ahead. Unwearied Lift. Why should we ever weary of this life? Our souls should widen ever, not con tract; Grow stronger and not harder in tha strife. Filling each moment with a noble act. If we five thus, of vigor all compact. Doing our duty to our fellow men And striving rather to exalt our race Than our poor selves with earnest hand or pen. We shall erect our names a dwelling place Which not all ages shall cast down again. Offspring of time shall then be born each hour. Which, as of old. earth lovingly shall guard To live forever In youth's perfect flower And guide her future children heaven ward. —James Russell Lowell. Hit Precious Dscoration. An actor who bad attained some rep utation in Berlin once played in a small German principality for a fortnight. The grand duke, to the actor's disap pointment, failed to decorate him. He mentioned this oversight at a court dinner to a chamberlain, and the next day he was sent for. "My friend." said the grand duke» handing the actor a box. "here ie something to remember me by." The overjoyed actor departed, but his cab bad hardly gone ten yards when, ordering it to return again, the actor was once more ushered into tbe grand duke's presence. "Oh. sir." he said. "I had to drive back. There are two crosses In tbe box." "Ob, no matter." said tbe grand duke. "Give the other to the cabman." Kspt on Feeling Bad. Judge W. C. Adamson, chairman of the committee on interstate and for eign commerce in tbo bouse of repre sentatives. was brought up on a farm in Georgia. One day his father told him he must go to Atlanta for three days, and he set young Adamson a stint to hoe a field of ground peas during tbe parental absence, thinking to keep the young man busy. "1 went out and looked over the field the first morning." said Adana son. "and decided I could do tbe work In two days, so 1 went fishing. I bad poor lack and came back feeling mighty bad. Next morning I went out and looked at the peas and decil ed if 1 worked like fury 1 could hoe it all in one day. and I went fishing again. I had no luck and came back feeling mighty bad. "Next morning l took another look at tbe field, decided 1 couldn't boe it in a day and went fishing again. 1 had poor luck and came back feeling mighty bud. Then father came home, saw the field and led me to tbe barn." "Well," Representative Hugbes of Georgia said, "what happened?" "Why." Adamson said. "I argued the case, but 1 had poor luck and came back feeling mighty bad."—Saturday Evening Post. A Court Foot's Joke. Scogan. the famous court jester of Edward IV., dearly loved a practical joke. Once be borrowed money of tbo king and when the day for payment came was unable to make good his word. He feared the king's anger and decided to appease him by a joke. Feigning death, be had bis friends carry his body before Edward. Tbo king fell a ready victim to the decep tion and in his lamentations over the supposed dead fool said be freely for gave the debt. Scogan immediately sprang to his feet, exclaiming, "The news is so revivifying that it has called me back to life." Mutual Distrust. On one occasion Ouniel Webster was on bis way to Washington and was compelled to proceed at night by stage from Baltimore. He bad no traveling companion, aud tbe driver bad a sort of felon look, which produced no in considerable alarm in the senator. "I endeavored to trnnquilize myself," said Mr. Webster, "nnd had partly succeed ed when we reached the dark woods between Biadensburg and Washington, a proper scene for murder or outrage, and here. I confess, my courage again deserted me. Just then the driver turned to me and with a gruff voice inquired my name. I gave It to him. 'Where are you going?' said he. The reply was: *To Washington. 1 am a senator.' Upon this the driver seized me fervently by tbe hand and ex claimed: 'How glad 1 am! 1 took you for a highwayman!' " SCHEDULE TIME Is the keynote of American industry If your watch does not do justice to time have it repaired at a small cost or get a new one at a reasonable price. OLIVER READLE, Jeweler, Judith Gap, Montana. ! LOCAL MARKETS ♦ ♦ eeeeeeeeeeeee^eeeeeeeeeee# Wheat, No. l Nor................ oi Wheat, No. 1 Turkey.............. 87 Flax (per bn.)...................] .8(5 Barley (per 1(H))..................1.50 Oats (per 100).....................1.50 ERRS............................. 20 Butter............................ no Potatoes ..(per 100)...............2.50 Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at Lewistown, Montana. Mas' 6.1912. Notice is hereby given that Sarah E. Overmyer of Judith Gap. Mont., who, on Feb. 14. 1911, made H. K. No. 687893: Serial 013106, for KÎ4 SKii. S« NEK. Section-18, Twp. 10 n„ Range 18 e., m. m., has filed notice of intention to make Final Commutation Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before S. J. Small. U. S. Commissioner, at Judith Gap, Mont, on the 10th day of June, 1912. Claimant names as witnesses: Lewis D. Over* street, of Rothiemay, Mont.: Lester K. Lilley. of Bercail. Mont.: Harry V. Lane, of Judith Gap. Mont.: and Chester A. Andrews, of Kothiemav, Mont. 26-30 —C. K. McKoin, Register. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION In accordance with custom a democratic coun ty convention for the county of Meagher, state of Montana, is hereby called to meet in the town of White Sulphur Springs at the court house in said town at 8:30 o'clock p. in., May 27th, 1912. for the purpose of electing seven (7) delegates and seven (7) alternate delegates to attend the state convention in the city of Butte, May 29th, 1912, where delegates will be chosen to attend the democratic national convention to be held in the city of Baltimore. Precinct primaries will be held in each voting precinct in the county. Saturday, May 25th. 1912, to elect the several delegates and alternate dele gates to attend the county convention. Based upon the democratic vote cast for con gressman at the election of November. 191Ü. each precinct is entitled to the following representa tion in the the county convention. Rock Creek................................... 1 Shannon......................................l ■3ort Logan. ..................................1 W. S. Springs.................................u Sheep Creek..................................1 Copperopolis..................................l Battle Creek..................................l Dorsey........................................l Lennep ....................................... 1 Martinsdate ...................................3 Twodot........................................2 Harlowton....................................8 Shawmut.....................................l Judith Gap....................................5 Hedges........................................l Oka...........................................1 Nihill.........................................1 Bercail ........................................l —Geo. Fowlie, chairman. —J. Wilson Anderson. Secretary. MOVED THE CONGREGATION. Da Kavan Did It Ona Way, tha Church Organist Another. It is said that once when Reginald de Korea was touring tbe country be found himself in the town of Dayton on Sunday. They told Mr. de Koven that an Episcopal church in the neigh borhood bad a superb organ. Accord ingly he went to that church, ascend ed the organ loft and sat beside tbe •rganlst during the morning's service. "You seem to know something about music," said tbe organist in a conde scending way. 'Til let yon dismiss the congregation If you like. "Why, yes." said Mr. de Koven; "I would like tha' very much." Accordingly at tbe end of the reces sional he changed places with the or ganist and began to play Mendelssohn's "Spring Song." He played beautifully. The Dayton people, enthralled by the wonderful music, refused to depart 'f -AzZ-S*- n A HEAVY HAND WAS LAID ON BIS SHOUL* DEB. They sat in rapt enjoyment, and after the "Spring Song" was finished Mr. de Koven began something of Chopin's. Suddenly a heavy hand was laid on his shoulder and he was pushed off the music stool. "You cau't dismiss a con gregation." said tbe organist impatient ly. "Watch and see how soon I'll get them out." Tbe organist was right. Half a dozen notes started tbe congregation toward the doors.—Argonaut. OPP08ED TO WAR. War is a relic of barbarism. We are opposed to it—to all that savors of it. War between Chris tian nations Is a crime. There is power to separate belligerents in the street who want to fight. There ought to be some power to separate our International bel ligerents as well.—Archbishop Glennon. Great Northern Time Table. No. 43.—For Great Falls, Spo kane, Seattle and all points north, northwest aud in Can ada................... 10:10 a. m. No. 44.—For Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and eastern and southeastern points. 4:15p. m. No. 43 and 44 on the division from Great FalIs to Billings stop only at Broadview, Judith Gap, Hobson. Stanford, and Belt. No. 241.—For Great Falls and in termediate points____12:27 p. m. No. 242.—For Billings and inter mediate points......11:45 a. ru. Milwaukee Time Table. NO. 116. Leave Lewistown........................1:45 p. tw. Arrive Judith Gap..................... 3:20 p. m. Arrive Harlowton...................... 4:15 p. nu Connects with mail train No, 15 for the west. NO. 104—3 Leave Lewistown.......................8:00 a. m. Arrive Judith Gap.......................9:35 a. ra. Arrive Harlowton......................10:30 a. m. Runs through to I.hree Forks. NO. 115 Leave Harlowton........................6:00 p. m. Arrive Judith Gap.......................7:00 p, m. Arrive Lewistown.......................8:30 p. ra. Connects at Harlow with No. 16. easthouud No. 4—104 Runs through from Three Forks. Leave Harlowton........................1:00 p. ra. Arrive Judith Gap.......................2:00 p. m. Arrive Lewistown.......................3:30 p. m. $2000.00 Deatb Benefit $15.00 Weekly Benefit for Acci dent or Sickness; $1,000 for loss of limb or eyesight; $100.00 for Emergency Belief Benefit. Cost is $(5.00 per year—No other Dues nor Assessment. Men and Women between ages 16 to (55 are accepted. Reliable Com pany with $100,000.00 State De posit for the the protection of Policy-holders and to guarantee the payment of claims. Write for further information giving your age, sex and occupation. Address Dept. 441-American Registry Company, Erie, Pa. Notice tor Publication. Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, April 16,1912. Notice is hereby given that Ubbe C. Iwerks of Oxford. Montana, who. on Apr. 14, 1910 made H. K. No. 582111. Serial No. 09790, for n'/i sw<4, swK swjf.se 1 ^ swU. sec. 32. twp. 10n., range 17e. ni. m., lias filed notice of intention to make final commutation proof, to established claim to the land above described, before S. J. Small, U. S. Commissioner, at Judith Gap, Montana, on the 20th day of May. 1912. Claimant names as witnesses: Klijaii D. Me* Klvain, Klmer B. Kettleson, Frank L. Layton, and Orville Buckner, all of Nihill, Montana. 23-27 — C. E. McKoin. Register. Notice—Brands. By an act of the 1911 legislature all owners of brands are required to rc-record tlieir brands by November 1. 1912. Any failure of owners to re-record will be considered an abandonment or the brand and it will be open for record for any one applying. The fee for re-recording is 25 cents per brand. — D. W. RAYMOND. Recorder of Marks and Brands. Helena, Mont. w. l. McCle lland Blacksmith Auto Repairing Guaranteed Absolutely Satisfactory Judith dap, • • Montana Just received, the latest Standard Novels in both paper and cioth binding. Drop in and make a selection. Also a full line of Fancy Stationery of the very latest designs. PALAIS ROYAL Judith Basin Stock I 1*4 miles sw of Benchland Farm F. A. 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