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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
By GEORGE H.
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
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
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
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
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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
James T. ltaw was a visitor in
town on Tuesday from liis ranch
north of here.
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
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
('. 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
•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.
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.
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