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JUDITH GAP IS LOCATED IN THE CENT ER OF THE LARGEST AND MOST PROLIFIC WINTER WHEAT REGION IN THE WORLD Judith Gap Journal VOL. 4. NO 32. JUDITH GAP. MONTANA. FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 1912. PRICE. FIVE CENTS PROSPECTS GOOD FOR A FARMERS' ELEVATOR At the meeting of the Judith Gap Farmers' Society of Equity held in the school house last Saturday, defin ite steps were taken toward the build ing of a farmers' elevator in Judith Gap this summer. Mr. Younglove of the Younglove Construction company was present and outlined the cost of a 25,000-bush el elevator, and stated that he could have the building completed and ready to operate by the first of Sep tember, in plenty of time to receive this season's crop. He stated that he was prepared to finance the proposi tion until the farmers had threshed enough grain to haul to the elevator with which to pay their stock, about October 1,1012. The stock subscription will be cir culated soon for signatures of farmers who will promise to pay either in cash or wheat 950 a share for as many shares as they desire up to 10, that be ing the limit any one man can own, on or before October 1, 1912. Arrangements have already been made to incorporate for a sufficient amount to build the elevator and con HANSON BUYS THE OAF HOTEL Last Saturday deal was closed w'hereby II. M. Hanson, the popular caterer of the Gap Grill, becomes the owner of the Gap hotel as well as the restaurant. J. K. Bain, who took charge of the old Gap hotel in early days, and who erected a building alongside of it, doubling its capacity, retires to de devote his time to other pursuits. He has made money in the hotel business and has also made good with the travellug public. That be has faith in the future of the Gap is evidenced by bis^purelMiing two residence iota and making arrangements for the erection of several dwellings to be rented. Mr. Hanson came to Judith Gap when the town was in its infancy, Ik WEJOLVCDÏ THAT TIME FLIES AMO THt FIRST THINCWWKW All THE CHOICE THINGS WILL BE GONE-THEYARE Sit CHOICE AT OUR STORE - BUT SOME ARE PRETTIER, BUSTER» w * CsvriuMT ii .svtni sum.* shown c* cm mass,. "QUALITY .STORE" OUR. .STOCK OF CLoTHINC 13 NOW AT HICH TIDE AND YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CHOICE OF THE 3EA3oN'3 PATTERNS AND 3TYLE3. Do NOT WAIT UNTIL LATER. THE PATTERN-5 AND 3TYLE3 ARE ALL IN FOR THI3 -SEA-SoN. COME NOW AND (SET THE CHOICE. BEER3 AND HAYNE3, "THE PIONEER3 OF JUDITH dAP" duct the business. The by-laws will be submitted at the meeting of the stockholders and will contain enough safe guards to prevent the control of the elevator passing from the farmers themselves. By encouraging this movement that it will be the best thing that the far mers within a radius of twenty miles of Judith Gap can do for their own protection goes without saying. W hetber you bring a bushel of wheat to Judith Gap or not, you will save the amount of your slock in advanced prices of your grain, less dockage, more weight, etc., etc., etc., and world without end. You all know the system heretofore. You will be assured, with a farmers' elevator es tablished here, of getting an absolute square deal, and the profits of run ning the Bame will be left among the farmers themselves. It is expected that work on the ele vator will begin by the first of July and the building complete in every detail turned over to the stockhold ers by September 1st. It's upto you, Mr. Farmer; you take no chances. Come in and sign up. and Btarted iu the restaurant busi ness, establishing the iioyal Grill. He also made good with the public, and finding his quarters too small, over a year ago rented the Gap Grill, and haB been in charge ever since. He is an experienced caterer, having spent most of his life in the restau rant business, and has prospered as he deserves. He will run a first class place in the Gap Grill and Gap hotel, and will keep up with the growth of the town, which is sure to take a spurt this summer. Congregational Chirch Annomceneot. Sunday, June 23rd, at 10 o'clock. Subject: "Being One," a prepara tory sermon to communion service a week, later. Sunday School at 11 o'clock. All invited to both services! —F. Vasku, pastor. A woman's mission in life is to try to make a man happy because he doesn't deserve it. WHAT THE 3-YEAR BILL ACCOMPLISHES Washington. June 9.— Following Is : the text of the Borah-Jones three year homestead bill us it was signed ! by President Taft on .June 6. It will | be noted that the law takes the forty ! of an amendment to sections 2,291 and ; 2,297 of the revised statutes. Under i the terms of the new law, a copy will be seut to each homestead eutrymau by the secretary of the interior. The three-year law follows: No certificate, however, shall be given or patent issued therefor until the expiration of three years from the date of such entry; and if at the ex piration of such time, or at auy time within two years thereafter, the per son making such entry, or if he be ! dead his widow, or iu case of her 1 death his heirs or devisee, or in caw ! of a widow making such entry her j iieirs or devisee, in case of her death, | proves by himself and by two credible j witnesses that he, she, or they have a ! habitable house upon Hie land and j have actually resided upou and culti vated the same lor the term of three ! years succeeding the time of filing the ! affidavit, and makes atiiduvit that no part of such land has been alienated, except as provided in sectiou 2,288, and that lie, she or they will bear true allegiance to the government of the United States, then iu such case lie, she or they, if at that time citizens of the United States, shall be eutitled to u patent, as in other cases provid ed by law: Provided, that upon filing in the local laud office notice of the beginning of such absence, the entry man shall be eutitled to a continuous leave of absence from the laud for a period not' exceeding five months in each year after establishing residence, and upou the termination of such ab sence the entryman shall file a notice of such termination iu the local laud office, hut iu case of commutation the 14 months actual reaideuce as now re quired by law must be shown, and the person cQmmuting must be at the time a citizen of the Uuited State)»; Provided, that when the person mak ing entry diea before the offer of final proof those succeeding to the entry must show that the entryman had complied with the law in all respect to the date of his death and that they have since complied with the law in all respects, as would have been re quired of the entryman had he lived, excepting that they are relieved from any requirement of reaideuce upon the laud: Provided further, that the entryman shall, in order to comply with the requirements of cultivation BIG PROFITS IN FARMERS'ELEVATOR Windham Leader:—The Benchland Farmers' Elevator company capital ized to the amount of $9,000, has de clared a dividened of 50 per cent. This means that they have made 84, 500 above all expenses. But this is not all, the company, iu addition to this, has placed 21 per cent in the re serve fund. The farmers can bakings so far as the grain questiou is con cerned if they so will. But the farm ers can never expect to control the situation until they have an elevator in nearly every town, and only those who raise grain should be allowed to hold stock in Hiem. Mike Hogan, who is interested in a farmers' elevator to the extent of $100, informs us that although his company has, so far, declared only two dividends, he has realized one hundred per cent on his investment. In other words, he has received his $100 back, aud still owns a share in the elevator. While this is a big per cent on an investment, still it is far better that this enormous profit should go to forty or fifty fanners than to have it gobbled up by the grain trust. Mr. Hogan favors a plan by which the stockholders should have 15 per cent on their capital stock, and then MERCHANT'S HOTEL, Otto Riemann, Proprietor Meals and Rooms Always First Class Dialog Room Open Three Honrs At Each Meal Time : ! | ! ; i ! 1 ! j | j a ! j ! ! is to to a of in to herein provided for, cultivate not less than one-sixteenth of the area of Ills entry, beginning with the second year of his entry, and not less than one eigth, beginning with the third year of the entry, and until final proof, ex cept that in the case of entries under section « of the enlarged homestead law double the area of cultivation herein provided shall he required, but the secretary of the interior may, up on a satisfactory showing, under rules and regulations prescribed by him, re duce the required area of cultivation: Provided, that the above provision as to cultivation shall not apply to en tries under the act of April 28 , 1904 , commonly known as the Kinkaid act, or entries under the act of June 17, i'.i02, commonly known as the reclam ation act, aud that the provisions of this section relative to the homestead period shall apply to all nnperfected entries as well as entries hereafter made upon which residence is requir ed: Provided, that the secretary of the interior shall, within «0 days after the passage of this act, send a copy of the same to each Homestead entryman of record who may be affected there by. by ordinary mail to his last known address, and any such entryman may, by giving notice within 120 days after the passage of this act, by registered letter to the register and receiver of the 'local land office, elect to make proof upon his entry under the law under which the same was made with out regard to the provisions of this act. "if at any time after the filing of the affidavit as required in section 2 , 29(1 and before the expiration of the three years mentioned in section 2, 21 * 1 , it is proved, after due notice to the settler, to tiie satisfaction of the register ol the laud office that the per son having filed such affidavit has fail ed to establish residence within six months after the date of entry, or abandoned the land for more than six months at any time, then aud in that event the laud so entered shall revert to the government: Provided, that the three year's period of residence hereiu fixed shall date from the time of establishing actual permanent res idence upon the land: And provided further, that where there may be cli matic reasons, sickness or other un avoidable cause, the commissioner of the general laud office may, in hiB dis cretion, ailow the settler 12 months from the date of filing in which to commence his residence on said land under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe." let the rest of the profits be prorated among the tarmers who raised and sold them the grain. In this, Mr. Hogan's doctrine is sound to the core, but he is unable to get the company to adopt tills plan as some of the stock is now iu the hands of town parasites, and, of course, through their influ ence it is voted down. A farmers' elevator should be established for the protection of the farmer, to en able him to get all there is in it for his grain. Mr. Hogan's idea in want ing to eliminate the big dividends, clearly shows that he is level-headed aud wants to inaugurate a plan through which the farmers can be permanently benelitted. Students wbo failed in one or more of the 8th grade subjects or teachers who need a certificate in order to be able to teach, still have a chance, for tlie Moutaua Wesleyan university at Helena will offer a four weeks review course, commencing August 5th and lasting right upto the time of the fall examinations that will cover the grouud most thoroughly and there will be no more lost time in which to forget. So successful has this sum mer school been that not a single failure has been recorded among those who took it and each and every one has the privilege of sending their papers to the home county superin tendent for gradiug and marking. One of the unpardonable political sit is the acceptance of a small bribe. has is on Mr. had the was ed in GIVES A THE LION'S TAIL VIGOROUS TWIST A VIGOROUS O. F. Devarmon returned Saturday ! from an extended trip through the coast country. While in British Co lumbia he selected a fine quarter sec tion of land as a pre-emption, that province not having anv homestead law's. The land is on a rich island near the coast and is a very valuable piece of property. The entire island has been taken up lor many years and is under a high state of cultivation, raising Hlfalfa and all kinds of fruits. There was a strip of land on the island that was in dispute, all the land offices claiming it had been filed on years ago. Through a half breed Mr. Deyarmon learned that the strip had never been surveyed, the half breed being one of the helpers with the government surveying crew, which started to survey the laud, but which crew was called away before finishing the job. J.ater another crew j was sent to finish the survey, the half j j j I N. P. ADVERTISES MONTANA BIG The Northern Pacific railway is ad vertising Montana in a special list of farm and rural publications calculat ed to reacli upwards of 5,ooo,noo people in the Middle West and eastern sec tions of the United States. Large dis play advertisements will greet the eyes and invite the inquiries of these people in a compelling manner that is expected to produce big results. The Both under one The Gap Hotel The Gap Grill H. M. Hanson, Proprietor. Everything Firstclass. Your patronage will be appreciated Manure 46 The Success*' Indispensable in up-to-date farm ing. The modern method of main taining the fertil ity of the land upon which de pends your live lihood. The Mechanical Conservator The Plow That Scours SUAT MOLDBOARD Scours every time in any soil C.R.STONE breed accompanying those surveyors also. The two survevs were nevev joined, although the last crew be lieved it had finished the survey. Lee Fulton, who accompanied De, filed on sc* acres, which, with the 100 Deyarmon filed on, takes up all the remaining uncultivated portion of the island. 11 is said this land i8 now wortli at least $100 an acre and when in fruit it will be worth from $1,000 to $2,000 an acre. Mr. Deyarmon will return there soon and establish ft residence on the land and prove upon it in two years. He says none of lilft property in Judith Gap is for sale. He is going to turn over his saloon to Jack Davis for two years. Before leaving lie says he will let a contract for the erection of two or three dwel ling houses on his three lots here, and when lie proves up on his British Columbia claim lie intends to bring the money to Judith Gap aud invest I every cent of it. advantage of the state from agricul tural aud industrial atandpoints, and the opportunities not ouly for the farmer but for the business man and investor are set forth. It is said that, this is the most ex tensive advertising campaign in the interests of Montana ever launched by auy of the transportation compan ies. Homseekers' fares to all points in the state are in effect on the first aud third Tuesdays of each month and it is tin expectation of Northern Pa cific official« that this advertising campaign will result in myestigatioi* <>f Montana's attractions by a large number of the class of people best fitted to develop the state's unoccu pied and unimproved land*.