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THE JUDITH CAP JOURNAL
LYLE A. COWAN Published every Friday in the Journal building, Judith Gap, Meagher county, Montana. Subscription rate. $2.00 a year iu advance; other wise $2.5U. Yearly advertising rate. 20 cents an inch. Short time rnte. 35 cents an inch each insertion. Entered as second-class matter. December 11,1908, at the postoffice at Judith Gap. Montana, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Judith Oap, Meagher county, Montana, lo cated in the center of the largest and most prolific winter wheat region In the world, Is on the Great Northern and Milwaukee rail roads, 1193 miles west of St. Paul, 175 miles east of Helena, the state capital, and 248 .northeast of Butte, the greatest mining camp on earth; 120 miles east of Oreat Falls, the .Pittsburg of the west; 114 miles west of Bil lings, the sugar beet city; and 1095 miles east of Seattle, the key to the Orient. TRADE COMPETITIONS. It would not bo the part of wisdom to low sight of the fact that both the United States and Japan must continue to grow In national strength and to expand in enterprise and that mean while. owing to Improved com munications. the world is becom ing amaller. Aa a result the two nations must Inevitably be thrown la future Into closer con tact and often find themselves competing side by side in Lbe markets of tbe world. It Is un wise for a nation not to recog nize tluit changing conditions may call for difference In form und manner of expression with out change In principle or spirit, that the friendship of the child is not the friendship of the man and tiint the keenest competitors in business may yet be tbe tim est friends. Surely there is am ple room on the broad Pacific and abundant opportunities in the regions that border its shores for the peaceful enterprise of all the nations for all time to come. —Secretary Knox. A healthy city is a wealthy one. The cheerful loser stands next to the Cheerful giver. More tilings will come your way if you go after them. War veteran, sixty-nine, ran 140 yards in seventeen seconds—in 1013, not in 1S63. So. Sir Thomas hopes also to win a briile over here next year. That will be a lot easier. One advantage of being a horse is that corn on the cob never gets too tough for his uses. Sir Oliver Lodge insists we're immor tal. That ought to make an infinite /change iu tlie plans of some of us. A German specialist who says that hotel orchestras are driving people in sane is evidently some music critic too. The mule in art is to he barred from the mails, but there is no indication that it will be barred from public dis cussion. Householders need anticipate no shocks in becoming adjusted to the new tariff. The tradesmen will break it to them gently. • An objection to good roads is that people who have once hnd them will have no other kind. The luxury of today is the necessity of tomorrow. Perhaps if Ouimet had been older he would have done even better still, llis opponents can extract that much cou solatiou from the fact of his youth. The one indisputable fact about good roads in any inhabited region is that It is much cheaper to get them at any cost within reason than not to get tbem. The steel railroad car doesn't prevent accidents, of course, hut when an ac cident occurs it is very efficient in sav ing life, as has been many times dem onstrated. The driver of a Chicago fire truck has been disciplined for turning iu false alarms to amuse his motherin-lnw. Are all the old stock jokes of the comic im pers to go? Blind people are asking for a cur rency adapted to their necessities. As there are 04.703 of them in the official reports, their request deserves some consideration. Tbe average citizen doesn't need any elaborate statistics from the federal government to prove the rise in food prices in recent years, lie can prove it from bis bills. of of in Of of to i I MONTANA'S EXECUTIVE WRITES OF FUTURE Continued from first page. farm product. Iowa produces more flax than any other state, yet the average yield is only 0.7 bushels as against 12 for Montana, and the aver age farm value of au acre of North Dakota flax is but 811.05 as against 813.44, the average of Montana. It is the iucreased knowledge of these exceptionally h gh crop yields and to the repeated demonstrations of the productiveness of Montana's broad acres that this state owes its present most forward movement. An intelligent campaign of publiety has resulted in the information of a land hungry people that Montana, the last of the great public land states, can satisfy the ambitious citi zen who wants to become indepen dent and attain a competency through the ownership of a farm home. Dur ing the fiscal year ending J une 30, * 18, over 19,000 homesteads were tiled on in the several laud otlices of the state. Of these, 6,104 were made during the iirst three months of 1913, and 7,056 were made during the months of Ap ril, May and June of 1013. Montana is extremely fortunate in the character of the new settlers who are attracted by its resources. It has been particularly noticeable that the men who come to make their homes here are the successful and ambitious of other stales. They came equipped mentally, physically and financially to enter upon their new life and to make the mo9t of the opportunities which this state offers. It has been significant that on the homesteads filed upon this year more new land lias been broken and prepared for crops than in any preceediug year. An average of 2,000 new homesteads per month means that almost a half million acres of laud pass from the unoccupied public domain into the hands of virile American citizens who are prepared to utilize to their advantage the resources that nature ha3 put before them. A continuation of the present rate of immigration into this state (and there is no indi cation of a lessening of the tide) means that within six or seven years Montana's public domain of approx imately 30,000,000 acres of land that is suitable for agricultural purposes will have become the property of the great American farmer. The settlers who are coming to Montana at the present time are the kind of men who within a comparatively few years will bring under cvltiva tiou and to its maximum stage of production the land which they are now securing from the government When this is accomplished, Montana, having 800,000 acres of wheat, will have 20,000,000 acres that will produce over 400,000,000 bushels per year, which is greater than the production of the entire United States for 1012. Instead of having 400,000 acres of oats, this state will have 4,000,000 and will produce 16,000,000 bushel; i instead of having 400,000 acies of I flax it will have over 5,000,000 with a production of over 00 , 000,000 bushels, which is more than twice the produc tion of the entire nation. Were it not for the fact that we of Montana know that this is but the beginning, the story of this state's development during tlie past ten years would oi itself seem marvelous In the period from 1002 to 1012, N?on tana increased its wheat acreage from 00,583 to 803,000 acres, the pro duction being 2,355,158 bushels in 1002 as against 10,346,non bushels in 1012; it increased its Max acreage from 12, 500 in 1002 to 400,000 in 1012, with an increase in production from 112,500 bushels to 5,520.000. In this same period the total value of the eight principal farm crops increased from $0,217,200 to $40,410,000, while in 1012 the fruit raising industry reached a productive capacity of almost $2,600, <ion and Montana farmers sold $1,500, 000 worth of sugar beets. A faint idea of the vast extent and and wonderful range of Montana's industries may be had from a few ligures showing the production of the state for tin* past year. Farm and garden products, $ 61 , 000 , 000 ; mines, $04,055,287: cattle, sheep and wool yielded the growers a total of approx imately $ 10 , 000 , 000 , and the products of the lumber mills amounted to $2, 811 , 000 ; making a grand total of $144,808,257 - not a bad showing in raw wealth for a state which in 1010 was given a populadiou of 376,053. Fruit growing in Montana has re cently attracted wide attention be cause of the high prices commanded by fruit lands and the enormous pro fits made by growers. Unplanted lands are selling in many places at $500 or more per acre, while good or chards can hardly be purchased at any price. This is not hard to umler stand because in many in stances growers have received more than $1,000 per acre in net returns for a single crop. More railroad construction is now under way in Montaua and more miles of surveys and definite loca tions have been made for new lines than iu any similar area on tbe con tinent. The Northern Pacific, the pioneer of our transcontinental roads is building branch lines into many of the newer agricultural sectious. The Great Northern is rushing work on both ends of what will virtually be a new line from the eastern to t h e western line of the state, and the Milwaukee is building upwards of 500 miles of uew road through the richest wheat section of of the northwest. On top of these ex" tensive railway operations comes the aunoucement that the Soo line is to build across tbe entire northern sec tion of Montana, contract for the first link of which has been let. Yet with the feverish activity of the rail road, doubly remarkably iu what is admitted to be a hard borrower's market, they are scarce able to keep pace with the demauds being made upon the trausportiou facilities of the state. It is the uniform history of new railroads in Montana that the first cargo is invariably that of the new settler and his effects, and what was but yesterday a barren plain be comes as if by magic a prosperous and coutented community. Iu an article such as this it is im posible to discuss at length the many factors which make life in Montana so well worth living. Meutiou, how ever should be made of the great liydro-electrical development now in progress, by which cheap and never failing electrical power is furnished for the home, the factory and the mine. Mention should be made of the excellent educational system of this state, and of the social progress being made, as exemplified in the magnificent churches, clubs and pub lic buildings which distinguish the larger cities. Last but not least, at tention should be called to Montana's claim to distinction as the playground of the nation. From this state are entered the two greatest of national parks, and here may be viewed scen ery which for the unique aud sublime grandeur is unsurpassed. To the red-blooded who care to track big game, or battle with fighting trout, or gaze awe-inspired upon the noblest work of nature, the call of Montana is irresistible. Thus, iu brief and roughly, I have sketched Montana, and giveu a sim ple indication of the aims and ambi tious of its people. In its vast do main of over 146,000 square miles Montana has resources which are capable of supporting millions. These resources, many of them, have for years awaited but the coming of brain and brawn. We are now re ceiving the men and capital necessary for the developement of our state, and with the assistance of all the aids and appliances of a modern age we propose to make use of our heritage in the building of au empire that will rank among the really great achieve ments of mankind. in cal of is it ♦ »♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ; STRAW : ♦ ♦ Among those who attended the State Fair at Helena last week were: Mr. and Mrs. II. E. G angler, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Gardiner, Jolmnie Phillips, K. 8. Spurgeon. Mrs. Planche Stints and daughter, Valin, visited friends in Moore last week. lion. Ira Phillips was called to the county seat Saturday on business. Naylor Brothers are erecting a 15, ono bushel elevator on their ranch four miles southeast of Straw. They expect to feed their crops to the stock in the near future. M iss Mildred Saunders of Moore spent Sunday as a guest at the borne of Win. 11. Saunders, bookkeeper for the Montana Lumber Co. Ed. Sperry is again wearing the smile that won't come off. He lias found tbe lost cow-bell and the drowsy tinkling lulls him into peace ful repose. "Daddy" and "Mother" Ryan es corted a few of Straw's young hope lulls to the Vickory dance. All de clare them ttie best of chaperons and hope to be able to engage tbem for future trips. At a meeting of the young people of Straw on Sunday evening last at tbe Gnugler hotel, Bay Moon and llenry Tagu were appointed to stand guard over the hotel during the absence of Mr. aud Mrs. Gaugler. Miss Ades sa Gaughler swayed her scepter over the business of tbe hotel during the day. Misses Spain and Jones visited in Lewistown Saturday and Sunday. Our congenial depot agent, Mr. Dyer, will be given two operators this week, to assist iu caring for the increasing business at this point. C. E. Bowen and daughter weut to Lewistown Monday. ~j-- Excum of th* Futur«. "John, where have you been so long?" "As I was coming home in my mono plane, dear, I got caught in an air hoW and couldn't get out for the iongeet Mme."— Washington Herald. YOUNG COUPLE ARRIVES HOME Mr. and Mrs. Flojrd Riach arrived in tiie city on Tuesday after spending their honeymoon of ten days visiting with friends and relatives in Great Falls, Whitefish and coast points. Mr. Uiach rented one of the Stauley houses on Third avenue some time ago and has had it 111 readiness for the coming of his bride. Mr. ltiacb is a machinist in the lo cal G. N. shops and lias been here since early last June. He was form erly in the Milwaukee shops at Har lowton. He left here two weeks ago for Great Falls and a number of bis friends in town surmised the reason for the departure, although he had kept it very quiet. The Journal together with the resi dents of Judith Gap offer congratu lations to the young couple and wel comes the bride to our city. The Whitefish paper contained the following: "Miss Florence Grimm of this city was married to Floyd Kiach of Judith Gap last Sunday at the home of Mr. ltiach's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Uiach in Great Falls. ''Both bride and groom are well known here aud have a host of well wishers who will be pleased to extend congratulations. " Floyd was formerly employed machinist in the Great Northern shops here, and we understand he is now located at Judith Gap, where it is reported they will make their home, after returning from a honey moon trip to the coast. The Great Falls Tribune for Sub day, September 28, had the following to say: "Miss Florence Grimm of Whitefish aud Floyd S. Uiach were united in marriage by the Rev. E. L. White, Sunday, September 21, at 3 p. m., at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Riach. The bride wore a gown of white charmeuse aud a veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a bridal boquet. She was attended by Miss Mary Riach. sisterof thegroom, who wore a gown of yellow crepe meteor and carried flowers. The groom was attended by Waller Grimm of Whitefish, brother of the bride. The room where the cere mony took place was beautifully dec orated with cut flowers. The bride was one of the most popular young ladies of Whitefish. After an extend ed wedding trip they will make their borne at Judith Gap. ADMINISTRATOR'S AUCTION SALE 2 o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday 11 The personal property of Dennis J. Lynch, deceased, will be offer ed for sale to the highest bidder in front of the Judith Gap Journal office on the date above named. Any and all bids may refused at the option of the administrator. Approved and suitably secured paper will be accepted for sums over $20 at 10 per cent interest due and payable at no later date than January 1, 1914. Sums un $20, cash without discount. Sums over $20, 2 per cent discount for cash. One roan mare, 1000, 9 yrs. One sorrel mare, 1000, 7 yrs One bay gelding, 1100, 8 yrs, One buckskin gelding, 1000,9 yrs One bay mare, 1000, 17 yrs, with 3 month colt at side. One farm wagon One single disk plow, new One disk harrow One bundle rack Stove, harness, stock saddle, 1-2 interest in a VanBrunt drill and other articles too numerous to mention. LYLE A. COWAN, Administrator Your Real Harvest Put it away in our BANK. It will always be HERE WHEN YOU NEED IT I T doesn't matter whether you are a farmer or not. Your Harvest is the money you earn. Who gets the money you earn? The farmer saves some of his grain for seed. Put some of yours in the bank. Nothing will grow if you plant nothing. The mon ey you have spent will not respect your old age—the money.you plant in Our Bank will MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK We pay 5 per cent interest. Security State Bank Jack's Place Formerly the Commercial Bar Jack E. Soden , HATRED. Hatred is a bad companion. Hate keeps the heart always at full tension. It gives rise to oppression of the brain and senses. It confuses the whole man. It robs the stomach of nervous power, and, digestion being impaired, the failure of life begins at once. Good Excuse. "Mother." said the small boy at the piano, "may I quit practicing for a while?" "Why? Are your bands tired?" "No. My hands aren't. But my ears are."—Washington Star. Cruel. "What are you thinking of. Bee* trice?" Inquired Mr. Halner of his wif* one morning while they were at break fast. "I am dreaming of my youth," re plied the woman. "Well." replied the brute, "I thought you had a far away look in your eyes.* —Lippincott's. Horrible Suspicion. Her Father (to young man who had asked for bis daughter)—That's a very serious proposition. Can you support a family? Her Suitor—Great Scott! You haven't lost your Job, have you?— Philadelphia Ledger.