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THE JUDITH GAP JOURNAL
S. J. SMALL Published every Friday in the Journal building. Judith Cap, Meagher county. Montana. tubacription rate. »2.00 a year in advance: other • wise »2.50. Vear y advertising rate. 20 cents an inch. Short time rate, 35 ceuts an iuch each insertion. Entered as second-class matter. December 11.1908, at the postoffice at Judith Gap. Moutaua. under the Act of March 3.1879. Judith Gap, Meagher county, Montana, lo* cated in the center of the largest and moat prolific winter wheat region In the world, Is •n the Great Northern and Milwaukee rail* roads, 1193 miles west of St. Pkul, 175 miles east of Helena, the state capital, and 248 northwest of Butte, the greatest mining camp on earth; 120 miles east of Great Falls, the Pittsburg of the west; 114 miles west of Bil* tings, the sugar beet city; and 1095 miles east •f Seattle, the key to the Orient. THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The republicans of Meagher county, who believe in decency in politics, gathered in delegate convention at llarlowton Monday afternoon and elected eleven delegates to the Liv ingston convention. These delegates were pledged to Roosevelt, which undoubtedly made it impossible to be seated in the Am algamated convention at Livingston, but each delegate so elected pledged himself to go to the convention, not withstanding the hopeless outlook to be seated, more as a living protest against unfair methods in politics than anything else. Judge E. K. Cheadle delivered one of the ablest speeches ever listened to by the delegates assembled. It was a masterly presentation of the issues in Montana, and the Journal has made arrangements to publish it in full in some future issue. The facts presented by the judge should be known by every voter, and it will make good reading at any time. Judge Cheadle is making the tight against the powerful corporate inter ests in the state controlling state pol itics at a great personal sacrilice both in money and political prefer ment. He is one of the ablest men in the state, and there is no question that if he had bowed the knee to the Amalgamated Copper company he could have had the position that has been his life's ambition to occupy. Hut he has entered the lists in behalf of the people, occupying the front ranks on the 11 ring line. His great services in behalf of us common mor tals who are now helpless to protect ourselves from the steam roller of the Amalgamated, will be betittingly rewarded when the people are equip ped with the modern tiring arms known as the primary election law. The presence of prominent and de termined men from all parts of the county at the republican convention at llarlowton presages the downfall of the political bosses of Meagher and their entire elimination from the con trol of the party machinery this fall. The young men are thoroughly aroused, and upon them rests the holies of the party. It requires more courage to face the battle now being waged liy the special interests against the common people than it did from the soldiers of America whofought theg eat pow er of England in our revolutionary war for independence, and the soldi ers of the north in our civil war who fought on bloody battle fields for hu man rights. Judge Cheadle sounded the keynote of tin* campaign when he voiced this sentiment. Every man who takes up anus in behalf of hu man rights in this campaign stands a good chance of being financially ruin ed and socially disgraced by the pow erful enemy, two things that are worse than death. Hut tlTe bloodless sind moral war is on. The generals of the people are keeping a close tab «n the fighters in the ranks for speci al privileges against human rights, and when the people came into their own through the primary election law, these special privilege fellows will he buried politically so effective ly that there will be no political res urrection for them. PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE l'upils in our common schools are sadly deficient in the power of prac tical application. This must be evi dent to every teacher and parent who has ever tested the matter by asking practical questions. The pupil who, with the book before him, can readily "get the answers" to the dillicult problems in profit and loss is wholly at a loss to determine the profit his father receives on cloth bought lor cents and sold for 25 cents per yard. He learns in school that ('olumbus and Springfield are in the same lati tude, and is not sure at home that Columbus is not betweeu Springfield aud the North pole. He learns that everv proper uouu should commence With a capital, and then directs his Ant love letter to miss Jeuuie smith. He can say with accuracy that there are 865 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 48 seconds in a year, but has no idea of how many times the sun will rise and set between two Christmases. He can give correctly the principal parts of see and go, and immediately after be guilty of saying, "I seen him, hut now he lias went away." Is this fault, this studying to no practical purpose, due to our system of education? If it is, it is high time that our leaders in educational mat ters point out the fault and suggest the remedy. YOUR TOWN. More towns die for want of confi dence on the part of business men and lack of public spirit than any other cause. When a man in search of a home or a business location goes into a town and finds everything brim full of hope and enthusiasm of the pros pects of the place, and all earnestly at work to build it up, he soon be comes imbued with the same spirit, and as a result he drives down stakes and goes to work with the same in terest. When, however he goes to a town where every one expresses doubt and apprehension for the future pros perity of the place, moping about and indulging in mournful complaints lie naturally feels that it is uo place for him, and he at once shakes the dust off his feet while he pulls out with all possible speed for Borne other place. Consequently try and make a live, enterprising town out of the town in which you live. When you are work ing for or saying a good thing for your town you are accomplishing all the more for yourself. FROM A MAN WHO KNOWS. C. C. Goodwill, who ten years ago established Goodwin's Weekly in Salt Lake City, Utah, sold out a week or two ago. Goodwin's Weekly was during that time one of the ablest publications in America, and attain ed a w'ide circulation. In a personal letter to the editor of tiie Journal Mr. Goodwin says: As announced in our journal this week, Goodwin's Weekly has changed hands, the new owners taking charge on April 30th, and the editor takes this occasion to thank his many friends through out the inter-mountain country w ho have been kind enough to ex change during the past ten years he has conducted the paper. The receipt of this select list of exchanges has aided us greatly in our work, for the editor has found them invaluable as a means of keeping in constant touch with tlie developments of the inter mountain and western country. The Journal has been among the most interesting and valuable papers to reach the editor's desk, and as the writer will continue his editorial work along other lines, he would greatlv appreciate it if you can consistently place his name on your mailing list. The Journal has kept the writer posted on a section of the west which he wishes very much to keep in touch with. INCREASING FLAX ACREAGE IN BASIN Montana surprised the world last year with its production of tlax and in this the Judith basin lias contribut ed largely. Here, as elsewhere in Montana tlax was a new crop last season, ('omnaralively few had pre vious actual experience in the culti vation of tlax and there were many lessons to be learned. In spite of these difficulties, the average yield was good and this year it will be considerably larger. There is certain to be a much heav ier acreage in tlax in the Judith basin this season than last. For this there are several reason. Owing to stormy weather many who intended to put in spring wheat have been delayed and will make up the shortage by planting tlax and oats. It is too early yet to give any estimate of the tlax acreage in the Judith basin, but it is certain to show a marked increase. To show the attention tlax growing in Montana is attracting iu the out side woild, the following from the Wall Street Journal is repriuted aud the figures given will doubtless prove a surprise to many: Montana has been experimenting with tlax, and finds that she likes it, and tlax likes Montana, the yield being better than the general average, and oil men say last year's seed was un usually rich iu oil. lu 190fi the area planted was 37,047 acres, yielding 447,000 bushels. Iu 1011 it had in creased to 425,000 acres, with a yield of 3,272,000 bushels. This yAr many tracts of l,ooo acres each are being prepa red for the crop, ami the commis sioner of Agriculture says the area planted will be from 000,000 to 1,000, 000 acres. (Total acreage of United States last year was 2,757,000 acres). This increase in tlax plauting illus trates again how rapidly the northern half of Montana is changing from n grazing to a crop raisiug slate. Flax is a short-rooted plant, and therefore requires surface moisture with which Montana is at present welt supplied. ; Should the averageyteld equal that of 1909, the estimated acreage would make Montana's production more thau half the average production of the United States for the past three years.—Lewistown Argus. THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION (Continued from first page.) be held on May 16th, 1912. That there were present at that meeting of the couutv central com mittee but five of its regular mem bers. That five proxies were held at that meeting by three men, neither of whom were members of the commit tee. That less than a majority of the precincts of the county were repre sented at that meeting, either by members in person or by proxies. That in disregard of the purpose as stated in the call, these three men, voting five proxies, aided by a few others, proceeded to select delegates and alternates to the Livingston cou xeution. This over the protest of members of the committee, who denounced the proceedings as revolutionary aud illegal. We, therefore, declare that the del egates so elected by the county cen tral committee, do not represent the republican voters of Meagher county; that their election is void by reason of the fraudulent methods used in their selection; that they are not en titled to seats iu the republican state convention at Livingston, aud we therefore earnestly urge that they be not seated. Dated at llarlowton, Montana, this 13th day of May, A. D. 1912. Committee on Resolutions:— —Theodore Sarter — R. N. Jones — W, J. .JÿckSQU The committee on organization re ported in favor of making the temp orary organization permanent. The convention then selected the following delegates and alternates to the Livingston convention: Delegates. Alternates. S. J. Small G. W. Sherman J. 11» Lackey W. H. Rodgers Chits. ltieff Geo. J. lliee W. L. Ford Joe Muir Theo. Sarter Frank Gibbs Joseph Lallrie II. C. Finch W. J. Jackson R. J. Dreyer A. M. Jones E. E. Crawford A. C. Grandy T. F. McDowell Frank Comvell P. S. Olson L. D. Glenn Frank Rates Relore the convention took up its work of organizing the committees, Judge E. K. Cheadle addressed the delegates for over an hour, giving a clear and concise statement of the political situation in Montana today, which address will be reproduced in some future issue of the Journal. He was followed by Sam W. Tea garden, the state organizer of the progressive movement, in a short but forceful talk on what had been ac complished so far to redeem the state from corporate political control. The convention adjourned, every body feeling well satisfied with the work accomplished, and all the dele gates pie Iged themselves to keep up the fight until old Meagher, the best county in the state, would be redeem ed from the control of the bosses. Notes of the Convention. Senator Tooley was at ttie train when the delegates arrived, and was requested to remain and see how the work ought to he done. He, how ever, pleaded important business en gagements at Twodot, and continued j on home. llarlowton is certainly the place to j hold the conventions. They have am J pie accommodations down there for I entertaining guests aud holding as j semblages, and the town is conven | iently located for delegates from all parts of the county. The boys know how to do things in the entertaining way also. Everybody remarked that Judge Clieadle's speech was the best they ev er heard. The Judge is sure a valient warrior, not afraid to tell the truth no matter whom it hurts, and is an el oquent and forceful speaker. The people will not folget him. Chairman Lackey presided in a dig nified way. and his little talk upon assuming the chair was heartily ap plauded. Mr. Lackey is a progres grtssive of progressives, aud will render good service in the battle that is just beginning in Montana politics. All the delegates at the convention were the most representative citizens from their respective communities. They are men who carry influence with their neighbors, atid who will this fali have something to say as to who shall be nominated on the repub lican ticket this fall. And there will be no steam roller used either. .ROOSEVELT WINS IN CALIFORNIA San Francisco, May 14.—At the first primary election iu which women of California ever voted, the state went overwhelmingly for Roosevelt on the republian ticket and for Clark on the democratic ticket. Taft ran a poor second and La Fol lette agood third. Wilson wastheonly other democrat iu sight. Only in San Francisco was the race at any moment close. Even in North ern California, where the Taft man agement relied for its strength, the colonel led all the way. In Los Angeles, his vote was heav ier than that of both his rivals com bined, and the southland in geueral was Ins stronghold, although San Di ego gave La toilette a plurality. The San Francisco registration of women was light, but the proportion of those registered who voted was heavy. When the two-thirds of the precincts had been counted the indi cations were that the city had gone for Roosevelt by 3,ooo or more. "1 dodged church this morning, and the still, small voice will reproach me all day, 1 know." "Would It not have been easier to listen to a 30-minute discourse from the parson!"—Cincinnati Enquirer. "Have you any rubber articles?" asked the man entering the store. "Surely," replied the salesman. "We have a tine line of opera glass es."—Yonkers Statesman. The farmers have had to buy auto mobiles to get the benefit of their own roads. A mail's first temptation to be crooked is when he is iu straitened circumstances. The longest thing is a loveless mar riage. 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New arrivals in Dry Goods See those new shirt waists and prinçessslips A new line of Ladies* Underwear Lace and Embroideries Dress Findings Gents* Furnishings New Summer Underwear Ties, Hats and Caps New shoes for the whole family Ladies* Light Shoes at Right Prices Mule Skin Summer Shoes for the boys, girls, youths and men Tan Scuffer Shoes for the little folks Hardware Anything from a harness needle to an Engine Log Chain New line of Kitchen Utensils, Onyx milk pans Heavy Harness and those Flexibe Throat Col lars guaranteed not to break at the throat Groceries Our nice Une of groceries have to be seen to be appreciated Home Brand Spices and Coffees Rumely Engines and Emerson Plows What Troubled Henry. "There will be no marriage nor giv ing in marriage in heaven," said Mrs. Henpeck. Mr. Henpeck drew a long, deep, sad sigh. "Why do you look so sad about it, Henry?" she asked. "We haven't unv such assurance about conditions in the other place." —Pittsburg l'ost. Gutta Percha. Gutta percha is very like caoutchouc, but is stronger, more solublu and less elastic. Up To Date. The eat fiddled right merrily. The little dog laughed heartily. The dish and the spoon did a mara thon. Rut the cow refused to jump over the moon. "I want S3 1-3of the mov ing pricture receipts before J do this stunt," she protested.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Ono of tho Thousand. "My wife is one in a thousand.** "What now!" *'I just left her at th. bargain counter."—Boston Transcript.