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VOL. 6. NO. 5. JUDITH QAP. MONTANA.'FRIDAY. DECEMBER 12, 1913. PRICE. FIVE CENTS HORSE THIEF GETS QUI CK SE NTENCE Elmer H. Blanchard, a homestead er, twenty-four years of age, who «tôle a horse, saddle and tools from the Meuuonite colony at Boss' Fork two weeks ago last Sunday was ar rested Sunuday last by Deputy Sher iff Bice and is now in the state peni tentiary at Deer Lodge doing a year. Blanchard, who had gone broke in Lhwistowu went out about the Mil waukee railroad camps looking for work, presumably. Instead, he stop» ped at the Mennonite colony and slaked for a night's lodging which was offered liira, but he decided to steal a liorse aud ride away to his home in the Swimming Woman country, .lake llofer, one of the Mennouites discov ered the loss of the horse and saddle early on Sunday morning and gave immédiat«! pursuit, trailing the thief Ly the hoof tracks in the fresh blown suow. He came as far as Judith Gap that night aud secured the services of Deputy Sheriff Bice, who at once took up the trail. Nothing definite was heard from tile horse or rider until last Saturday when the deputy received word that a horse similar to the one stolen, as was described in the columns of the Journal, was in the possession of a joung fellow on Swimming Woman. Mr. Bice at once notified Mr. Hofer and instructed him to get a warrant from the Fergus co^uty officials, which, judging from the delay aud the amount of telephoning necessary, was no easy task for some unknown cause. The warrant was finally re ceived in the form of telephonic in structions aud the deputy got an au to aud started on the trail on Sunday morning. Inquiry was made at the Ike Brew ingtott ranch in (he Snowies and it was learned that the man with the horse had ridden up the canyon to the Evertson ranch a short time be fore. The run was made up there and the horse identified by Hofer before Blanchard got out of the house. He «demanded to know what was being alone to his horse, but upon being or dered to elevate his bauds above his Captain Batson and Flying Liner In Which He May Cross Atlantic m •> I vm .E8S2QS5EB C APTAIN MATTHEW A. BATSON, U. 8. A., retired, Is Inventor end builder of a twelve winced flying boat or aero yacht, with which ha aayo be will try to fly across the Atlantic. He has studied aviatio» problems for twenty years, and he began on plana for his flying boat la 1910 . He began actual construction of the machine April 6, 1913. and com pleted It Nor. IS, 1918. He plana to fly from Savannah. Oa., to New York city fn eleven boon, from New York to St- John, N. B., and from 8t John to went coast of Inland, n distance of 1.700 miles, which be claims he will make fla nightnnn boms' continuons flight The Batson hydroaeroplane is unlike say other flytam — «m«« , with perhaps the exception of a few borrowed Mess Atom the pioneer, Professor Langley. It cost $50.000. Captain Batson claims It win n speed of sixty miles an hour on the water. In flight he claims fW it I ipged of US miles an hoar. Including the crew of six men, it will cany «<«»— pamengers iu tha cabin and lifeboat and as much as 5,000 pounds •ear Its own weight Captain Batson sad bis machine are here shown. head he wilted and shortly after ad mitted his guilt. Mr. Hofer mounted his horse and started back upon the trail to the Peter F. Tieson home a short dis tance below where he spent the night. Mr. Tieson is also a Mennonite aud he aud his wife were childhood friends of Mr. Uofer in South Daliola and the meeting was a welcome sur prise to all of them. They had bar gained with Blanchard for the pur chase of the horse and were to get it the next day. The deputy sheriff took Blanchard to Lewistown Monday, where he en tered a plea of guilty and was sen tenced on the same af! ernoon to one year in the state peuitentiary. Blanchard came to this section of the state some few months ago from the vicinity of Dillon, this state, aud previously from his home in Okla homa, where his family still reside. LOCAL TELEPHONE EX CHANG E SOLD E. T. Barron, who owned the local telephone exchange, sold it a short time ago to William Burghart, of Fessenden, N. D. Mr. Burghart, his wife aud aister-in-law, Miss l-.lla Uregersou. arrived on Tuesday and at once took charge of the office as well as the news stand and confection ery store. Mr. Burghart is an experienced telephone man and will be employed by the toll compauy in keeping their line iu condition in this vicinity. E. T. Barron, the le iring proprie tor has uot been a resident of the city for three years past, but has been employed in Houudup. He found that he could not handle the system here with any great degree of success aud come here only once a mouth, so he decided that Iu- would do well to to sell. The Misses Gordon who have han dled the exchaiu-' for the past few months have given the patrons of the office very good service. It is hoped that they will decide to remain iu the city. T.,). Gossett was a county seat vis itor last week. N. R. BARNCORD ENTERS LAW OFFICE Norman K. Barncord. who has been in the employ of the G. N. Hallway compauy as an operator in this city for tiie past few mouths has entered the office of G. 8. Bills, where he will resume the practice of law. Mr. Barncord came to the state last summer from West Virginia where he had practiced law for over three years. At the time of liis coming here he found that he would have to pass the state bar examinations and decided to keep busy until such time as they were held. In October lie went to Helena where he took the ex amination and was passed by the board witli exceptionally good marks. G. 8. Hills who lias been the ouly legal light of which this city could boast, lias decided to spend the great er portion of the winter upon the west coast. He did not feel juatitied in leaving Judith Gap without an at torney so he arranged with Mr. Barn coril to take over his large practice and to continue the law business iu the same efficient ninuuer in which it has been handled in the past. He has not said just when he would leave, but it will undoubtedly be shortly before the holidays. The Journal joius with the people of this section in welcoming Mr. Barncord to our city as a lawyer and counsellor. Tki Irony of Fate. On account of the number of cases of small pox occurring in Great Falls, the slate board of health recently is sued an order that all children atten ding the public schools in Great Falls be required to present certificates of successful vaccination. This order bad the effect of stirring up the anti-vacciiiatioiiists in that city and they carried ou au active campaign against vaccination until one of their leaders contracted small pox. We wish to state to the credit of this person that when she found she had the disease, she sacrificed her anti-vaccination principles and had her children vaccinated.—Bulletin of the State Board ol Health. Corbty'a Shortage Made Up. The treasurer of Gallatin county has received a check for $24,719,92, which is almost the full amount due from the United States Fidelity and Guarantee company of Baltimore, Md., to cover the shortage in the accounts of Clyde Corbly, formerly treasurer of Gallatin county, who Is now serving a term in the penitentiary for embezzlement. The company witbeld $2,000, the col lection of which is barred, they allege, by the statute of limitations, and this sum Is reserved until the matter is de termined by the courts. r I t is only a few more days until Christmas and you should be and you should be looking up those useful articles you intend to present. We just received a nice line of dishes, consisting of cups and saucers, celery dishes, olive dishes, salad dishes, bread and cake plates, bread and butter sets, spoon trays, cream and sugar sets. Everything useful. We also have a nice line of imported China that you can purchase in small quantities or by the full set. Also carving sets, Community knives and forks, table spoons, tea spoons. Also useful box stationery. See window display. We also show the finest line of Lowney's candy ever exhibited in a city of this size also necessary. Watch our windows and you surely will see something you need. QUALITY STORE BEERS & HAYNES PIONEER MERCHANTS —J CHARLES R. REED PASSES BEYOND Charles H. Heed passed away in a homestead cabin near the Fahnholz ranch home south-east of town on last Sunday, Dec. 7, sometime be tween tlie hours of 7 a. m. and 2p. in. The deceased had been confined on the premises for some time with a severe case of small pox, but had practically recovered, and would have been released from quarantine within a few days. Before coming here he had been sickly at times and the pre flumptinn is that the severe attack of small pox left his heart iu a weaken ed condition, which brought on heart failure. Tin* decedent and his wife arrived here about two mouths ago from Kdi *oii, Neb., and have been stopping at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Al bert Falmholz. Mr. Beed was a car penter by trade and worked in town considerably. He was forty-three years of age and was born in Trenton, Illinois. The sympathy of the entire commu nity goes out to the family in this time of their bereavement and trou ble. Mrs. Fuliulioltz and lier two children are coufiued in the home witli the same dread disease, but they have it very light owing to the effects of the vaccine on the mother in years gone by. Ed. Fisher was a White 8ulphtir Springs visitor last week. McKngh-McDoiiald. Miss Jessie McHugh, for a num ber of years past a teacher in the Garneill schools, and William B. McDonald, a son of Joseph II. Mc Donald, aud a young rancher of the Garneill section, were married last Wednesday in Lewistown at the home of the bride's mother. The Journal together witli and iu behalf of the many friends of the young couple extends congratula tions. Sand. I will sell sand which has been «B>und from rock to anyone having iwevfor same ac $5.(N) per yard. At me new bank building. Judith Gap, Mont. W. T. Sharp. ARRESTED FOR STEALING GRAIN Clarence Young, a young home steader residing between Niliill and Hedgesville, was brought to the city on Tuesday evening by Deputy Sher iff Bice, charged with taking a load of graiu from n pile iu the held of .1. . Garrett the Ilarlowton-Chicago real estate man. He plead guilty to a charge of. petty larceuy and was sentenced on Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Oliver Beadei to pay a tine of $25 and the costs of the case and to serve a 80 day jail sentence. The sentence was suspended upon good behavior in the future and upon condition that the grain be returned in its eutirety at the earliest possible moment. The young man seemed very repeutent and was very much pleased with the light sentence. He expressed his resolve never to wan der from the straight aud narrow patii more. The case was quite peculiar in that the oats had been attached by Wil liam Murdock, the tenant of the Gar rett ranch, for wages due him. The grain and other things attached were placed in the care of Murdock as cus todian. The peculiar part of the case comes in when Young stole the grain from the Deputy Sheriff. Of course, Mr. Bice had placed Mr. Murdock in charge of the property, but if there had been any loss sustained Mr. Bice would have had to make it good. CALVIN HUNTSMAN SELLS HIS RANCH Calvin Huntsman closed a deal this week for the sale of his raiicli east of town to Walter J. Stevenson of Clyde Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Huntsman intend to leave sometime in February for Chi cago where they will visit with their son, Boy, for a time. Later they will probably locate in California. Their many friends are sorrv to learn of the intended departure, hut will wish them well hi their future home. Mr. Stevenson and his wife will move here shortly after the tirst of the year. Mr. Stevenson intends to devote most of his energies to gar dening and to the building up of a nursery. Automobile Runs. Tbe hardest tiling for an inexpert enoed automobile driver to learn Is wli.v people i-an't keep out of the way. —I uiluth New«- Tribune. With mortem improvements new tricks must he learned. We have seen men start n balky horse by building a tire under him. hut that method Isn't adaptable to automobiles. — Toledo Blade. After the killing of 110 persons In Chicago tills year by automobiles, the authorities'' of that city have taken measures resulting In a great decrease of casualties. It can be done.-Balti more American. Rico and Veal. Rice is the easiest of all common foods to digest and roust real the most difficult. SEIT OYER REAL ESTATE COMMISSION The case of Box & Sheehan, of La vina, against Richard Baw, to recov er $1,680 alleged to be due as commis sion due on the sale some time ago of ranch property south of the Snowies, was taken up for trial yesterday, Judge E. K. Cheadle appearing for the plaintiffs and W. M. Blackford representing the defendant. The testimony for the plaintiff was com pleted this morniug and the defense made a motion for a non-suit, which was argued. The next case set for < rial is tiiat of Pernot against i'ei not, —Fergus County Democrat. CATTLE OUT*'"" FALLS OFF Dacraaaa Due More .o Lack of Watte Than Rangt. j Montana's shipment of cattle t» markets this year will show a de crease of 20,000 head over the ship ments of last year. This is due to the lack of water on the range, ac cording to D. W. Raymond, secretary of the board of live stock commission ers. He estimates the total ship ments this year will not exceed 15, 00 «. If some system of leasing can bo put into effect it is believed that it will not be long before Montana will he producing beef to the same extent that It did a few years ago. or before the rapid settlement started. It is a fact that two national forests in this state are supporting more cattle now thun when the same lands were pub lic domain and there are thousands of acres of splendid grazing land that can be used if water Is secured. Aside from the fact that the larger cattle outfits have been compelled to reduce their herds on account of the Influx of settlers another reason for the decrease of this year's shipments Is the fact that all stockmen w ho have feed are holding their breeding cattle and trying to get into the business on a larger scale. The actual land appropriated by the homesteader has not reduced the graz ing area of the state to the extent generally supposed. It is not so much the acreage taken by the homestead er as It is the particular sites he has selected that has caused the range men- to grt out of business. The set tler has naturally taken the most fa vorable land for his purposes and necessarily the proximity of water has been a very important item to him. The result Is that a great nmuy of the watering places for the rang» cattle have been appropriated an,I fenced by the homesteader. If the government will arrange some business method of leasing its graz ing land there will be uo particular shortage of cattle. j Th» naked truth will have its flins— It shows up «II our acts- Km- i here's no way to i loak a tiling That's nmd» ti|i of he re facts. —Cincinnati Knqnirer.