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Judith Gap Journal
VOL. 5. NO. 39. JUDITH GAP. MONTANA. FRIDAY. AUGUST 8, 1913. PRICE. FIVE CENTS Y0UNÜ SQUATTER KILLED BY FALL Herbert Larson, a young man twenty-one years of ape, was acci dentally killed last Friday, sometime »boot noon, by a fall from a load of lops iii the Little llelt monnains. Early this spring Herbert Larson came from bis home near Vi borg, .s. I)., and purchased the preference right of John E. Davis to a quarter of land in 10-18 or on the middle fork of llopley creek in the Belts. His land adjoined the place of Bert II. Finney, a friend, and the two men worked to gether. They had been hauling logs from the west fork of llopley for John Erickson for sometime past. The fore part of the week they had an ac cident up in the mountains and were forced to leave one of the wagons. Thev had decided to go and get it on Friday, but Finney had been to Two dot on Thursday night and Larson did not awake him the next morning Lut started off alone to get the brok en wagon. At noon Finney became alarmed Because Larson had not returned, but patiently awaited his arrival un til about four o'clock when he told John Erickson of his absence and the two men started up in the mountains In Erickson's automobile. They dis covered the team in- the road with harness badly torn and further up they saw the wagon and load turned upside down and Larson's body lying alongside. As nearly as they could find out Larson bad started down the hill, which is very steep at this point, and bad rough-locked his wheels on the high side of the wagon. As he was decending the wagon struck a tree beside the road and because of the fact that the wheels were locked on on the upper side, the wagon begau to teeter at which time it is persumed jLavsou fell off the wagou upon his Lead. The team lunged forward and striick another tree which threw the wagon down the hill, directly over the body of Larson, and left it turned upside down with the load chained to It. It was estimated that the acci dent happened about noon and the body was found at live in the after noon. Coroner Ferkins of Harlowton was notified and went out to the scene, but decided that an inquest was un necessary. The body was prepared for shipment and taken back to the family home at Viborg. 8. D., Sun day, by Bert Finney. Although the young man had only been in Montana a few short mouths lie had made many warm friends Lere. He was an industrious and Lard working young nan, whose fu ture was very bright. Notice. Anyone cutting hay upon our lands «r pasturing same or other lands con trolled by us will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. *7tf Herbert-Baymond Laud Co. Do Yon Want LandP See A. L. Bossman for Home steads, Relinquishments and Deed ed Lands. He is a surveyor and can locate vou on as good a piece of land as can be fouud any place. A large number of locations with springs of cool mountain water. The artist uses a stone and it is a statue; the mason uses a stone and it Is a doorstep. The Quality McCormick Binders, Repairs Twine! Twine! Twine! Beers & Haynes PIONEER MERCHANTS STOCK BARNS AJJEJNLARGED More Space for Caltle Exhibitors at This Year's State Fair. The cattle barns at the State Fair grounds at Helena have been dou aled. there now being two, one each for beef and dairy cattle. The en larging of the space for the cattle was necessitated by the large num ber of exhibits last year, which over taxed the single cattle barn. Ac commodations for the horses will be more adequate this year because of the addition of a new horse barn, which will give plenty of stall space for all the entries in this division. The prizes this year are large enough to make the competition keen and to repay the owners for bringing Iheir stock to the big state exposi tion. Nearly $7,000 in prizes are of fered in the cattle division, $4,500 be ing premiums on beef cattle and over 12,000 on dairy cattle. The choicest Shorthorns. Herefords, Aberdeen Angus, Galloways and Red Polled will be shown In the beef cattle list and the man who wins the $100 tro l»hy offered by the First National bank of Missoula for the best steer any age. will be fortunate indeed. In the dairy cattle list there are sub stantial premiums for .Jerseys. Hol steins, Guernseys and Brown Swiss, enough to make it worth while for any exhibitor. An auction sale of live stock will also be carried on, whereby exhibitors can dispose of any of their fancy live stock which they have brought to the fair. Creamery and dairy interests will •iceive due attention. A dairy build ing will be maintained, where prod ucts from the ranch and creamery will be exhibited and where dairy tests will be carried out dally. An amount of $550 is offered on cream ery products to be contested for be tween the dates of Sept. 22 and 27 . STATE FAIR GRAIN PRIZESTOTAL HIGH Premiums ef Over $5,500 for Farm Products. The cash and special prizes offered in the two farm products divisions of the Montana State Fair premium list this year total over $5,500, being over double the amount offered in 1012. In wheat this year there is $650 in prizes, awards being given on all varieties, with first, second and third cash premiums. For the best ten sheaves of winter wheat grown by a Montana farmer during the season of 1013 there will be a special premium of a Hooper Cooled Four Horsepower Gasoline En gine, valued at $225, donated by the International Harvester Company of America. Prizes on oats include a special prize of a $225 gasoline engine, while $200 will be given on corn, $200 on barley, $200 on alfalfa, $125 on rye and $90 on flax. These include spe cial prizes, some of which range as high as $125. Prizes are also offered under this bead for forage crops, grasses and hay. Grain products grown on non irrigated land will receive especial at tention, Louis TV. Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Great Northern railway, having offered $1, 259 in cash premiums. WEATHER REPORT BY T. E. SCALLY As was stilted in a recent issue of the Journal. Thomas E. Scally was to furnish this paper with a weather report at regular intervals. Mr. Scally is a co-operative observer with bis station, which is known to the department of agriculture as the Garneill station, on his own land, in section to, township lln, range 17e, or at a point ten miles northeast of Judith Gup. Mr. Scally lias furnised us with au accurate statement of the tempera tures ana precipitation since Janu ary 1, HHH) and up to date. At the present time we will only give the total amount of precipitation for the years and will include a synopsis of Mr. Scully's July report to the gov ernment. Year Precipitation (iuches). 1900............................ 29.59 1910........................... 80.50 1»H............................ 41.22 1915............................ 22.58 1913, 7 months................. 19.71 The synopsis of the July, 1918, re port is as follows: Temperature Precipitation July M a x. Min. Amount 1 61 46........ ........ 0.25 2 62 43........ 8 61 41........ .........25 4 59 42........ 5 05 46 a 81 56 7 82 52 8 81 51 9 82 52......... 10 57 51......... 11 55 41........ 12 69 88........ .........10 18 58 41........ 14 68 81 15 68 88 16 75 88 IY 77 51........ t8 76 45 19 78 44 20 8t 41 52 73 45......... 22 71 52 23 68 46 24 71 46 52 72 46 2« 64 42 27 57 35 28 71 46........ 29 55 46........ 80 61 86........ 81 82 48 Total precipitation for July 4.01 Fencing Roads. Notice is hereby uiveii that nil fences closing leirnll.v laidout highways or public roads made such by an act of legislature, without first bav ins secured the closinir or change of road in the manlier provided by law, must lie immedintlv removed. The road supervisor of each road district ill the county is hereby directed to enforce the above order and to prosecute all violations of this pro vision of the rond law. W. !.. Starrett. Chairman. Prank S. Webster, Commissioner. Prank P. Kdwards.Commissioner. C. HENRY LANIUS GRAIN INSPECTOR Helena, Aug. 2.—In preparation for handling Montana's big grain crop this season, 8tnt,e Grain Inspector J. E. Templeton lias appointed one chief deputy inspector and ten deputy inspectors, who, under his direction, will supervise the handling, inspec tion, weighing and storage of grain in Montana. A. \V. Finch of Townsend was made chief deputy inspector, and E. B. Lynn of Hobson, W. W. Marsh of Clyde Fark, George N. Phelps of l'oi son, II. A. Tubbs of Lewistown, K. J. IInot of Flains, ,1. D. O'Neal of Fort Benton, C. Henry Lanins of Ilarlowtou. PL E, Erickson of Red Lodge, Joseph Soper of Bozeman, and Joseph D. Morgan of Bozeman, assistant inspectors, The positions pay sioo a month. Not until Governor Stewart by proclamation establishes points io Montana where grain inspection shall take place will the inspectors be as signed stations. The governor also, according to the law, is to name a "grain-grading commission,'' con sisting of three members, who are to meet once a year on a date fixed by the chief grain inspector, to establish a grade for all kinds of graiu bought or handled in the state. Cruel. The elocution teacher was Instruct ing a scholar who had insisted upon learning a long and ruther prosy piece. "When jrou hove flulshed the recita tion," said the teacher, "bow grneeful ly and leave the platform on tiptoe." "On tiptoe?" asked the scholar. "Yes," answered the teacher, "so as not to wake the audience."—New York Tost. HUNDREDS GRAB CAREY ACT LANDS l.cM Friday night tlie big scramble lor l'i'. nun acres covered by the Carey irrigation act, lying largely between Judith Gap, Harlowton and Twodot, ; began from Harlowton. Per some months past the people of Harlowton and Judith Gap have takim an active interest in having this large tract of land thrown open for homestead entry. The petition was si nt to Washington u little over a week ago. P'or a short time the citizens of Harlowton have been gatli- i ering all their friends and relatives in that town and on Friday night the ! word was quietly passed among the | elect and the scramble commenced. 1 Automobiles, drays and liverv rigs were brought into service to get the inhabitants onto choice pieces of land. VVjth practically no exception everyone of tlfem bad a lent or a canvas and a few pieces of lumber. Over titty cabins and combination tents were stuck up on the bench with in twenty-four hours after midnight Friday. Clarence PL McKoin, until recently register of the F. S. Land ollice at Lewistown, and Attorney Smith of the same place are the men who con ducted the scramble at Slut) per. I 'J hey were closely followed by areal j Estate firm of Harlowton, Lynn & ] Dunn. All of these men who were the chief instigators of the scramble j will make an easy piece of money out j of the poor deluded populace whether the laud is ever opene I or not. j Tlie consensus of opinion among : men who have given this matter some attention is that the squatters upon I the lands will hold no preference j rights to the same should it be thrown open to homestead entry. The government does not allow a few men to step in and take the choice lands of any section without giving the settler, who wants a quarter of land to make his home upou, a chance to get one. It is a known fact that the majority of laud squat ted upon was taken by Harlowton business men and their friends and .relatives and it can be safely asserted that nine out of ten have been taken for the sole purpose of speculation. When the laud is open foe entry, if it ever is, the people of the United States will have the same chances of getting a homestead in the laud in question as the people of Harlowton, who seem to have laid claim to and taken possession of the land by right of conquest or mayhap by discovery. Considerable disturbances among the squatters tiave been reported. They all seem to want their own land as well as that of all the neighbors. Word lias come to Judith Gap that trouble may be expected out there at any time on account of claim jump ing. Good Relinquishment for sale cheep. Inquire at Journal ollice. OXFORD TO HAVE GRAIN LOADER At a meeting of the directors of the Farmers' Elevator Company oh Ju dith Gap iu the city last Saturday it was decided to erect a shed over the company's scales at Oxford and to iustnll a loading machine iu the build ing. Otto Thompson and Casper Benson, members of the board, were appoint ed to attend to the improvements. The loader lias been ordered aud con struction work will begin at once. It has been conservatively estimat ed that there will be over 250,ink) bushels of winter wheat to market in the vicinity of Oxford ami the in stalling of a gasoline loader will save a great amount of labor to the farm ers of that locality, most of whom are stock holders in the Judith Gap Farmers' Elevator. I ! j , ! Necks and Lags. Naturalists assure' us that, with a few exceptions, there is a marked equality between tlie lengths of the necks und of the legs of Isith birds and quadrii|ieds. Whether they be long or whether they be short is determined, it seems, chiefly by the manner in which the .animal feeds. Crocodiles, lizards aud flsli have practically no necks. Fowls that feed In the water ulso offer an example of this corres|H»ndenee between the mem bers. with the exception of swans and geese and some Indian birds, which gather their food from the bottom of pools and must for that purpose have ïong necks, while the short legs make it easier for them to swim.—Harper's. Restless. Some people barely get the wedding cards out before they want to shuttle for a uew deal.—Judge. PREMIUM LIST OF 1913 FAIR Catalogs Listing $30,089 in Prizes Is Issiisd. The premium catalogue of the Montana totale Fair has been issued recently from the office of A. J. Breitenstein. this year's secretary. The dates announced are from Sept. 22 to 27 and the list this year is offer ing $S,000 more than in 1912, the total for 1913 being exactly $28,614. The increased amounts of premi ums is instilling more statewide in terest in the exhibits, and the fair headquarters at Helena are receiving from ten to fifteen requests daily for premium lists, despite the fact that the names of 4,550 farmers have been added to the Fair's large mailing list. The Treasure State's big exposition will show more of the state's natural resources than ever before. Thero is an evidence of more entries in all divisions than there was in 1912, while some departments will be more than doubled. Of the eighteen sep arate prize divisions, three are de voted entirely to women, one for a Boys' and Girls' Contest, and the re mainder go to the farmers of Mon tana for stock and products of the soil. The State Fair week at Helena will he a vacation period for every Montanan, for the best of Montana's wonderful resources will be shown in the county displays, which excel those of all other fairs in beauty of arrangement and splendidness of de sign. The outdoor attractions will in clude the daring and sensational aviatrix, Miss Blanche Scott, seven stellar vaudeville acts from the Or pheum Circuit, a thrilling "Wild West" show, and several herds of Shetland ponies for riding purposes. JUDITH GAP'S 5TH BIRTHDAY At a meeting of the business men of Judith Gapou Tuesday evening it was decided to bold the liftli animal birthday celebratiou of Judith Gapou September 15. A committee was appointed to go about on Wednesday to ascertain by a vote whether or not there would be a two day's celebration. The result of the vote was to have one days' do iugs and to have that one day the best that will be possible, The celebration this year will be a strictly home talent affair. Ball games by borne teams, music by home people. Gap Grill Open Day and Night BEST FOODS BEST SERVICE H. M. HANSON, PROPRIETOR « DEERINQ TWINE i i i i I = =......__ j C. R. STONE I Hardware and Implement Co. Binder Repairs Binder Whips Binder Aporns 0/7 for Binders ANTELOPE SHIPPED TO DEER LODGE Forest Ranger Raymond J. Evai s shipped six line young antelope to Deer Lodge, Mont., on last Saturday. The antelope will be placed in a pai'c in Deer Lodge, which by the way, is I lie town in which the state peniten tiary is located. Mr. Evans was instructed by the Montana game and fish board to se cure a number of antelope for the park. The board lias wanted to get a number of the little animals for I some time but lias been unable to I get men who were competent to cap | tore them without injury. Mr. Evans j is an old cow boy and broncho buster and is right iu bis element when rid mgover rough country, fences and brush in pursuit of the wiley ante lope. There are large numbers of ante lope feeding on the prunes and fields west of town. After passing beyoud the Bower ranch buildings one may see an antelope at almost any time of the day and very often bunches of from ten to twenty may be seen scampering to the high places, where they will stand and survey the pas serby. They have become quite tame since they have been protected by the game laws. The antelope of North America is supposed to be of the ox family and lias many characteristics of the mountain goat. The true antelope is found in parts of tlie old world and Africa. The antelope we have here is known as the prong horn spe cies of the family. FORT PECK LAND OPEN FOR ENTRY Fresident Wilson by proclamation lias authorized the disposal under the registration plan of about 1,000,(9)0 acres of surplus land within the Fort Feck Indian reservation in north eastern Montana. All applications of registration must be presented in Glasgow. Great Falls, Havre, or Miles City between September 1 and 20 . Secretary Lane of the Interior de partment has issued registration au thorizing the disposal under the reg istration plan of about 44,000 acres of laud in what was the former Fort Niebara military reservation in Neb raska. Applications must be presen ted in Balleiitiue, Neb., between Oc tober 18 and 25. Ignorance of the law does not pre vent the losing lawyer from collecting his bill.