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Judith Gap Journal
VOL. 6. NO. 2. JUDITH OAP. MONTANA. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 21, 1913. PRICE. FIVE CENTS PARK-TO-PARK LINE THROUGH MEAGHER At ii meeting with the Meagher enmity commissioners at White Sul phur Springs Supervisor Scott Lea vitt of the Jefferson national forest ivas assured that Meagher cuimtv would build its share of the park-lo park road up to a $:-!,<)(m limit. It has been estimated that I he cost of that portion of the road from (kla rier National park to Yellowstone National park, which lies in Cascade and Meagher counties will cost ap proximately 81W,OOt). Half of this sum will undoubtedly be supplied by the government as half of the road lies through the Jefferson, national forest, an l Hie other half of the road w ill he built at the expense of Meagli ier and Cascade; Cascade having the most territory to cover will pav about #5,000 of the balance and Meagher tint over $8,000. The road will run through Great Falls and White Sul phur Sprit gs. TOWNSHIP 11-15 SURVEYED FILINGS AFTER DEC. 2 Department of the Interior, 1'. S. Landotlice, Leuistown, Montana, Oc tober 81, 1918. Notice is hereby given that that the residue of township ilu, range 15c, tu. in., has been surveyed. The plat of survey of the lands af fected will be filed in this otiice on Dec. 2,1913, after which this otiice is prepaied to receive applications to enter or select said lands; also appli cations to adjust existing claims to lauiv. II. J. Kelly, Register. A. Hogeland, Receiver. TOWNSHIP 11=14 SURVEYED FILINGS AFTER DEC. 17 Department of the Interior, U. S. Landottice at Lewistown, Mont., November I I, 1913. Notice is hereby given that tlie of ficial plat of the survey of the residue ©f Township 11 north. L'ange 14 east, Montana i'nucipai Meridian, has been received in this otiice and will be tiled on the 17th day of December 1913,00 and after which date the lauds contained therein will be open to entry and all existing claims may be adjusted to the surveyed lines. 11. J. Kelly. A. Hogeland. Keg ster. Deceiver. AN APOSTROPHE TO THE TURKEY. Yet the Noble Bird Is Not Es eential to Thanksgiving. X T URKEY roasted good and brown, stuffed with chestnuts and oys ters, served with luscious cran berry sauce: turkey that really la turkey and needs neither a sign nor a telescope to proclaim tts Identity: real Thanksgiving turkey, that when properly masticated and swallowed re duces the eater to a condition of abso lute contentaient that enables him to greet the man with the gas Mil with a pleasant smile without stratntug his fconscience! That is the sort of bird that should grace every table in the land this Thanksgiving day. Of course It will not be found in every family, for tur keys are expensive and times are bard but in these holiday times of good cheer it is a poor sort of person who cannot stretch bis imagination far enough to put a pair of wings on a Juicy beefsteak If turkeys are beyond the limits of the purse try something else, be it a two ribbed roast or a more modest lot of chops Just be cause a fellow can't have a turkey is no reason why lie should he cross and ugly, for if he just lu-mgs himself*to believe it a roast or a • •impie of chops are just as good as a im-kei any day Try to he happy <>n Thanksgiving day, even if the absence of turkey brings on incipient spasms Why and how the turkey first he rn melinkcd with the religious holiday do not appear unless the good folks of old thought it but right and proper to feast the stomach and the mind to gether and seleeted the turkey be cause of tts many epicurean virtues os the stomach's best friend It Is enough to know that the festival day and the proud bird are associated for all timt» to conte FRIENDSHIP. True friendship's luws are by this rule exprest— Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. —Alexander Tope. 1 : m M fm, m 19* m* mim ■ •a fi HüKTifig «s LCii,^ CAi?L15 News Snapshots Of the Week The ciigagenieut of Vincent Astor. tin* richest yneitvi society girl, was aunomiceil A tcrrillc storm caused <1 man in America, to Miss Helen Dinsinore Huntington, a New York he lives of over '.'iio in shipMisusters on the great lakes. A blizzard hit Miss Jessie Wilson, daughler of the president, wljo will marry Francis put the titiishiiig (>meties to her trousseau Two of the big football games of the sea son were scheduled for Nov. 15—namely, Vale-Prineetou at New l-fnveil, Colin., and li.irlniont h r.irlisle at the I'olo grounds. New York eilx (.'ommndore AI Crown, champion long distance swimmer of the country, left for Colon, at the Atlantic entrance of the Panama canal, to try to swim through the canal. Cleveland and stimmndiifp country with great fury H. Sayre at the White House <>n Nov. 25. put the tine "DO IT NOW" AS BUYING MOTTO "Not to be opened until Xmas." Put that on the package and send it ahead. Help the postal elerk and the store clerk to escape the terrors of the Christmas rush by shopping early. Do it now. Also make the fellow at the other end of the line, the one that is to get the present, make him hap py by letting him know be will be remembered on Christmas day and maybe lie will get busy and make others happy by sending presents. In other words, don't delay the Christmas shopping until Dec. 24. Do it now. That is not the language of the re quest but the postolfice department at Washington has begun its exhortation of the people to do Christmas shop ping early. Postmaster E. H Cooney lias received an appeal from the de partment to start the exortation in (Treat Falls unit every other postmas ter lu the country eitltei bus or soon will receive Ute same request. The department says to tell tl^e people they may use the words dou't open until Christmas day'* and of course, anyone who got a package with that sort of a plea on it wouldn't open it for any inducement, and therefore it is safe to follow the rule. The tiling which it is sought to ac complish, however, is not unpractical but it is ti real senvtce to ail. The patrons of the | 0 <totfice, it is point ed out, may aid tuts «ora o.\ ^ettiug their packages stauen early for iiicie is no one win> lines to miun Ute present lie has given will be <.ela>ed or will not arrive to make ilte ueatt of the one who receives it a little happier on Cm ist tuas morning. If all do their shopping a tittle ear lier aud mall Uteir packages accoitt ingly, there will ue no i rouiue in all being property iam*n c,u ui in good season. Intu wilt m ip the store clerk as « ell as t bot h arc limita . receive cousin the public, lit mas packng > m next few da \. s i »1(1 ;ii I i i.n a - .11 U w . hin I i.t* TH Estimated This Bird Is Worth $10 to j $20 a Year to the Farmer. The meadow lark is one of the j farmer's best friends. Some are ac- j fusing it of rating some seed grain. ; It may have done so, but grain is not J its principal diet. Insects form its ' main food. Grasshoppers seem to be its choice, though it eats most insects ; that are abundant, as beetles, bugs, caterpillars, flie 3 , etc. In the spring it eats a large number of cutworms. The mrarov; lark is a ground feeder, ■ go it gets many of the insects that ere overlook* d by the birds that live in trees. Some grain and weed seeds have been found in their stomach», but never any sprouted grain. Even in the winter the meadow lark feeds largely cn insects and weed seed. The weed seed included rag weed, smartweed and pigeon grass. It has been estimated that a meadow 1 er'- is worth ? 1 0 to ?20 a year to the farmer on account of the Insects that it eats. They should be encouraged and protected. Heavy Horses Pay Well. The breeding of heavy draft horses is always profitable, and it greatly adds to the farmer's income. Small, scrubby horses are not wanted, and the mares for breeding should be large and well built. The demand is for a draft horse of not less than 1,500 pounds. Size in a draft horse is ! necessary.—Rural Farmer. School For Potato Growers A course of lectures will be given to Montana potato growers at Itoze inan dining Farmers' week, January 21-29. Professor Whipple lias bad wide experience in potato culture in Colorado, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Montana, and is authority on dry land potato culture. He knows what the market wants, is an expert judge of exhibition potatoes, and lias worked out some very interesting origauial problems in potato culture. Montana is making a line reputa tion in growing superior spuds. "The Great Dig Halted 1'otalo''of the Northern Pacific dining service nour ishes. Yields are heavy, and quality superb, both irrigated and dry. Moreover the keeping conditions for feed potatoes are such as to commend the state as a source of seed for the southern planters. What is needed is co-operative effort to get Montana potatoes to market Other instruction will be given during Farmers' Week in farm man agement, animal husbandry. aud liomemaking, and many distinguish ed men from abroad will speak. The fish story is losing ncfie of ils pristine vitality. A catfish was caught in Kentucky wearing a pair of specta cles which an estimable citizen some time before laid lost overboard. The Illinois board of health has de clared that no more talcum powder shall he used in chop stioy. We had never supposed that those who ate chop suey cared what was In it. "A GET A T10NARCH RANGE' Thanksgiving Our line of Qood Things for Thanksgiving is com plete. Get a Lisk Roaster to Roast that Turkey 3t Will Certainly do It up Brown o K3 D k ThalStay Satisfactory : . . QUALITY STORE BEERS & HAYNES PIONEER MERCHANTS V Iteand Dollar Oat Tropliy. Montana growers can and ought lo win this thousand dollar tropliv for tiie liest peek of oats shown at the N at ioua I ICorn Exposition at Dalis, Texas. February 10th to 20|h. loll. The state of Colorado is offering a silver trophy, valued at * 1 , 000 . 00 . To become the property of any state, this most lie done three times. Al r-ady western'Canada has won it twice. The farmers fiom that sec tion grow good oats, and unless Mon tana growers come to the rescue, this line trophy is liable to cross tin- In ternational boundary line for the last time. Montana oats were good enough to win at New York and the> aie good enough to win at the coming corn exposition. It only ia quires one peek, and we appeal to the grow ers lo prepare their best samples and at least make entries in the oat .-lass at this coining show. We. shall lie glad to I u ■ uish loi in formation about entering and ship ping exhibits. Allred Atkinson, Secretary Montana Seed Giowi-rs' Association, Hozeman, Mont. HYPOCRISY. While charges of inconsisten cy, maladministration and graft are occupying public attention, it may be pertinent to remark that the political crime of the present decade Is not larceny, but hypocrisy. -Job E. Hedges. CONSUMPTION OF MEAT IN MONTANA Hased upon ligures received from one of the largest packing houses in in the country showing the average consumption of meat in the United States per person is .4701 pounds daily. Moiittuia, with an estimated popu lation of 500 , 000 , consumes so, 780,000 pounds of meat annually of a total wholesale value sis,213, 000 , accord to figures of W. swimllelmrst, com missioner of the bureau of labor and industry. Of this amoniil 71."on.(too pounds are slaughtered tn Montana and 12 , 000,000 pounds are shipped in. The packing house ligures show the average eousumptton ol meat per person annually is as follows: Iteef S0.S4 pounds, million 0.71 pounds, 7.54 I 12 loiinds, po ■Jli. Tn 0 ; ■ omuls. ,c of ;i. 13.— Imv in a of ! Il 1 .C 5 I '. hull:; une p's.pic • s of 1 In- f 11 all wav," < nil.gv of • CM. d 10 the c but i raliom . Ohio of (lie Stale Univers)! \, in me; problem of keeping 1 imy or girl ini re led in what i heiu done*ou the farm. "Willi one it may lie lien and chicks, another u ill paieli of potatoes, an acre of corn or Wheat, a lier of apple* 01 ri. riiei, a pig, calf, coll or sheep, lie should earn PHONE PROMOTERS MEET ON MONDAY Hanger l!av Greathouse of t?ie Jef f ei - on forest in tin* Snowies will ni et with all the farmers interested m ! he proposed lelenhone line from l e Mmwy ranger, sial ion to Judith • •upon Monday, Nov. 24, in this city. The place of meeting has not been delmitely decided upon, but willeitli ei 'ue in Kierslead's ball or in the Journal otiice. Mr Greathouse will have ligures to show the approximate cost of con st ruction. The government will fur nish the poles necessary for I lie line free oi charge, but will reserve the 1 ight to I ice use of the line on official business. They will also furnish wire insulator.-, etc., for tin* continu al ion of the line from the Iasi ranch house up to the ranger station. The suggestion has been made that the farmers do the work themselves thereby securing an adequate line at a minimum expenditure. The telephone line has been com pleted striking the farmers' line north of Hedgesville from the ranger station and anyone having urgent business with Un* ranger can get him by that route. Early next summer the line will be completed over the snowies to the Montana ranch, thus giving a direct connection with l.ewistown from the si al ion. The lines now in operation togeth er with the proposed new lines will have the Snowy mountains well sur rounded with telephone wires and in case of lire it will be an easy mat ter to notify tiie jauger and lire light ers. and learn and be materially reward ed, so that a small bank account can Ik* started in bis own name. Tiie lire insurance policy and the deed for tiie farm «liquid be hauled out of their hiding places and lie read by the young folks. A certificate of stock or a bond coupon, a promissory note, a receipt for tlie payment oi an ac count should occasionally be brought forth that their acqiininP-mcc may lie made.Young people should be con sulted as to tin* weight of animals, tlu* tune if marketing, and as to their value to the end that their judg ment may lie trained and tim I a real serious interest may lie aroused." Grief nnri Remorse. "No," said tlm stage manager, "yon are the heroine. You are supposed to suffer more than any hotly else in Hie play. You must put yourself into a frame of mind which represents grief and remorse." "I know." replied the leading ■wo man. "I'll try to make myself believe I'm one nf the people who paid *2 to see this play."—Washington fbf.