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Judith Gap Journal VOL. 6. NO. 7. JUDITH GAP. MONTANA. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1913. PRICE. FIVE CENTS Eugenics Won't Lessen Desertions By Judse NORRIS S. BARRATT of Philadelphia E ugenic marriages will not lessen the number of CASES IN THE DESERTION COURT. A DE KP AFFECTION must also ho 0110 of the requirements if the eugenic marriage is to he a success. Young folk should take time to STUDY ONE ANOTHER before they agree to marrv if they expect to live hnppilv. There are 'POO 1 IÀNY MAURI ACES OX SHOUT ACQUAINTANCE. and after the* glamor has worn off in a few weeks the young husband deserts the wife or the girl goes hack to her parents thoroughly disillusioned. Although eugenic marriages are not a big factor in desertion eases, Social diseases arc often at the bottom of divorce and desertion cusee, though the real trouble is seldom brought out in court. One House Legislature Would Give Us Fewer and Better Laws Composed of Sixteen Members By GEORGE H. HODGES Elected on Nonpartisan Ballot Governor of Kansas T HE session laws of Kansas for 1913 is a book of 5!» I pages and con tains 376 laws and resolutions. The legislature was ij, session forty nine days, consequently something like seven laws passed both houses each day. It is hardly possible for a member to rend SEVEN ENACTMENTS A DAY, and it is an impossibility for hint to comprehend and under stand them. One of the stock arguments in favor of the bicameral system is thnt the second chamber is a valuable check on bad legislation because there are two bodies through which the bill must pass. From personal legisla tive experience I know how FARCICAL this contention is. I proposed to the Kansas legislature the substitution for the present erstem of a ONE HOUSE LEGISLATURE, CONSISTING OK NOT TO EXCEED SIXTEEN MEMBERS. One-half of them might he elected from districts and one-halt of them at large, or they might all lie nominated by districts and elected at large, with PROVISIONS FOR RECALL AND THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. These legislators should bo elected for TERMS 01 FOUR 1 EARS EACH, with provision for expiration in rotation in order to secure stability and experience. I further believe that these legislators should be nominated and elected upon o NONPARTISAN BALLOT. IN MY JUDGMENT SUCH A LEGISLATURE A3 I AM ADVOCAT ING WOULD GIVE US FEWER BUT BETTER LAWS; IT WOULD GIVE US LAWS THAT NEED LESS INTERPRETATION FROM THE COURTS AND ACCORDINGLY GIVE US LESS LITIGATÎON. IT WOULD BEi REPRESENTATIVE. I Louis W. Hill Offers Handsome Silver Loving Cup | + at Northwestern Poultry Show to Be Held f at Kalispell, Mont, Jan. 13 to 17,1914. i *++*++♦+ ■ K ■■■■« «TV « » few «Sä ■vV-i'fe :«• : XX ' ' > - ' - % j? :V .«• V Louie W. Hill, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Great North ern Railway, has signalized his interest in the success of the Northwest ern Poultry Show, to be held at Kalispcll, .Vent., Jan. 13 to 17. 1314, by offering a handsome stiver loving cup as a special prize- for the best pen of birds exhibited at the show. Every farmer is urged to bring In his choicest exhibit and he! > mu'.ia the rfrfr r* civer<• s. f.v . S : lit if j W. VERMONT J m % rm MONA USA M st ROD News Snapshots Of the Week Mexican rebels fulled to capture tin* seaport of Tampico after defeating tlie fedora Is in the outskirts. The battleship Vermont was Itnrtly disabled at sea tlirougli accident to tier machinery and was convoyed to port by the Delaware. The i unions 400 year olil painting •'Mena Lisa," t»y l>« Vtuci, which was stolen from the Louvre at Parts three years ago. was recovered in Italy. Chicago postal clerks and carriers were equipped with roller skates to facilitate their handling of the Christmas mail. Captain F. K. Chapin of the battleship Wyoming returned from the Mediterranean trip critically ill Mi ss I .ooii.i I IrympU*. a New Jersey autliort'ss won $1M,UU0 for her prize novel from a Chicago publishing house Joe Tinker, the fanmu> sliurtstop of the Cinrimmti IIcmR wa« sold to IlrooUlyn for KJU. L. E. MED RANCH SOLD THIS WEEK L. E. McKee and liis sop, Otis, sold their s'.r'O-ncre ranch six miles west ot Judith Gap oil Monday of this week, to Michael ,1. Conroy of Walnut, 111. It is understood that the considérai ion was in the neigh borhood nur« .«mi per acre. The deal was handled through Milwaukee Immigration Agent Frank Murphy. Mr. Murphv interested both Mr. Conroy and Mr. Fisher, who recently died in Harlowton, in this piece of land. Both gentlemen considered it a bargain and were anx ious to get it. Mr. Fisher was so anx ious that he left his home in Decatur, 111., while sick and upon his arrival in llarlowton tie was taken with ty phoid fever from which he died. Mr. Conroy is a farmer in Iowa and is going to have an auction sale on the siotli of this mouth which will net him in tlie neighborhood of #10, imm). He and his family expect fo he here hy the 15th of Mardi and will make their home on Him ranch. Mr. McKee and liis family will leave in the spring for Smith river valley where they have desert claims upon which they will make improve ments. The McKee ranch alone has been a gnat advertisement for this section of Moulaiia. The main reason for it being that Mr. McKee and liis sons worked the land and got results which talked. When they plowed, tliev plowed well; when they drilled, they drilled well. There was no slipshod fanning on the the ranch. © HGE3*n .ra * « 5MM ajq» ww Wishes you, one and all, a Happy and Prosperous New Year And Assures You That the same Policy of "QUALITY GOODS," Prompt and Courteous Service will.be continued. BEERS & HAYNES PIONEER MERCHANTS . 1 ! ! 1 j j j i j ; I TOWN OF JUDITH GAP WILL GET JAIL PROPERTY The property upon which I lie jail uow stands was deeded in llMii) l»y the Dakota \ (treat Northern Townsite company tlirougli its representative at that time, S. .1. Small, to Meagher county. Upon liis retort, here recently Mr. Sniiill made inquiry as to whether or not t lit* property had been redeeded to the town after the incorporation as per his agreement with the commis sioners Upon learning that it had not lie at once started a searcli for the minutes of the commissioners' meet ing at which the agreement was made. The minutes are as follows: "The above lot was deeded to Meagher county with (lie understanding that when Judith Gap should become in corporated as a town or city, Meagher county should re-deed to the corpora tion the above mentioned lot upon the piayinenl by the town or city to I Meg Bluer county the cost of the jail I building, which is to lie erected «i|*on j said lot.** 4L F. Deyarnion received j Hie coutract for the election of tlie I jail for tin* sum of *550. Firemen's Bail. The lirenien of Harlowton will give I their second annual hail oil New ' Year's night. Elaborate prepara : lions have been made to make it a ! success. James T. ltaw was a visitor in town on Tuesday from liis ranch north of here. CREAMERY PROSPECTS BETTER THAN EVER While in conversation with A. K. Foster, a representative of the Iowa Cream Seperator company this week, !.. It. McKenzie expressed the desire of the business men to install a mod el creamery at moderate cost. Mr. Foster at once became inter ested and informed Mr. McKenzie and the Journal man of the where abouts of a suitable creamery outfit which could he purchased reasonably and installed here at a minimum cost. Tiie matter was taken up with the man who owns tiie outfit and a reply as to terms, etc., is expected tills week. A meeting of the busi ness men will he jailed some time next week and discussion of install ing a creamery w ithout delay w ill he taken up. There is no better location for a moderate sized creamery in central Montana than ih Judith Gap. The shipping facilities for raw and finish ed products cannot lie excelled. A competent creamery man would make money for all concerne«!; tiie farmers more than all others. William Burg liart, of the local telephone company, lias been mentioned as a manager. He is a butter maker with experience and whether tie takes hold of the pro position or not Ins experience will he of great assistance in the good work. ('. M. Gurley lias been confined to Ids house for several «lavs from the effect of vaccination. ] SECURITY STATE BANK IN THEIR NEW HOME Tin* Security Mate Hank moved in to their new $12,Odd home on tlie cor ner of Thiril and Main the first of ilie week. Cashier H. L. Bills may feel justly proud of the new building. All of the hanking house furniture and fixtures have not arrived yet, hut are expected soon. When the new partition, desks, et«*., arrive Judith Gap will have one of tin* llnest bank ing houses in central Montana. S. J. SMALL RESUMES COMMISSIONERSHIP •S. J. Small lias decided to resume liis duties us l'. S. Comiiiirsioner ill Judith Gap after his protracted busi ness visit on the coast. He is now prepared to handle all work in con nection with ttie ottiee. A large part of the conimissiofier* 8 work for the territory tributary to Judith Gap hits been handled for the past few* mouths hy Commissioner Peek at Garueill. This has caused ! mi little inconvenience to many set tlers on account of tiie increased dis ; lance to travel. Catholic Services. I Hev. Fr. Beady will hold services ! in Kierstead's hail on .Sunday, at I 10:30 a. m. Charlie Cowan was in t«iwn on Wednesday front Bercail.