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TheChicago Inter Ocean
Vol.XXII. No. 12.
LEWISTOWN,FERGUS COUNTY, HONT., WEDNESDAY EVENINQ, DECEMBER at, 1004.
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REPUBLICANIN POLITICS. AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY.
ByGLADYS WINTERS^Class of '07^* + Fergus CountyHitfh School * r
The following Christmas story, from the pen of Miss Gladys
Winters, was selected by Prof. Silloway M the best of twenty-four|
prepared by the second year class of the high school. The students
were given one week in which to write their stories and when the
task was given them it was not announced that the best would be
published. Prof. Silloway says that, although they were both toofj
long for publication, the stories submitted by Misses Ruby Clifford
and Louise Allen are deserving of mention, each being complete,
but one a sequel to the other and both wore pleasing.
The Argus is always pleased to assist the students and it was
(!)upon the suggestion of the editor that the stories were written.
Miss Winters' composition follows:
It was the morning of the day before Christmas that Mr. Grey
wended his way to nis office rather earlier than usual. As he walk-
ed .^long he seemed more preoccupied than ever before, and did notH
(!)notice how cold and biting the air was, but once in his office he re-
ali/.ed how much more pleasing was the warmth of this room than
Hthe air outside.
During the morning one of his clerks, Harry Wright, timidly
approached his employer and asked concerning a holiday on the mor-^a)
row. Evidently the young man was not at all certain his request
Kwould be granted, and no wonder, as he remembered a similar re-
quest the year previous. His fears were realized when he was ab-
ruptly told to go about his woru and not to be thinking so much of
Later in the morning Harry announced to Mr. Grey that a lady
wished to see him. Mr. Grey was both surprised and annoyed, but
told him to show the lady into the inner office. When Mr. Grey
saw a sweet-faced deaconess, he lancied that he saw a resemblance
to his dead wife in her face. This thought was put aside when she
asked him if he would not like to help in giving the children of the
HRose street mission a merry Christmas. Mr. Grey replied eniphat-
Ically that he did not believe in giving alms, and the little deaconess
%went out much abashed.
At last it was dinner time and Mr. Grey was glad to escape the
)annoyances of the office. As he put on his coat and again went out
into the cold, the disturbing thought of the morning relumed to
him and refused to be repressed. Everywhere were the signs of
Christmas, and the people jostling him were happy-faced purchasers,
while he seemed to be the only one who was outside the joy.
After dinner he lay down upon a lounge in his sitting room.
Th^ resemblance of the little deaconess to his dead wife arose infj
(!)his mind, and the idea occurred to him that his wife MM not have
liked his sharp words to the good little woman.
At length he fell asleep, but it seemed that ft wake or asleep he
was doomed to be troubled in mind. In some mysterious way he
was whisked off from this old earth. He saw his wife and child clad
In shining garments singing for joy at the foot of ^ great dazzling|
throne, bin the brightness was so resplendent that it blinded him.|
How out of place he felt and how stained his clothing in comparison*
(!)with those of the spirits around nim. His wife and son came and
stood by him, but their look of radiant joyousness was replaced by
one of greatest sorrow. They seemed to be looking downward, and
he, too, looked down. He saw many people struggling along wearyA
for help, and Ihey were the ones he had not helped. He saw the
children of whom the deaconess had spoken, crying with broken
hearts because they could not have their simple Christmas pies-|
ents; and it was all because he had not hel|^ed them.
Then he felt a great sorrow, deeper than the sorrow of the
death of his wife and son, for the many people he might have made
(!)happy. Then for one brief Instant he was changed, his garments
became white and shining, and he saw again the look of joy on the
facts of those so near to him. But this change was soon over and he
felt himself drifting and sinking downward, until he lay again uponf
the familiar couch in his own room.
Mr. Grey immediately got up and the hard look on his face was
changed to one of peace and wonder. He saw that it was time to0
go to his office, but he did not go; instead called his servants to himI
and laid before them a plan which astonished them beyond measure.0
Hastening to fee office he told his clerks that they might ha^e
a holiday that afternoon and the morrow, and he Invited them to0
his house that evening.
Next he hurried to the little deaconess and told her something
which made her face shine and wreathed it in smiles.
Then ihey both went to the stores, purchasing so many things.^)
that the clerks were wondering what the couple would do with soI
Meanwhile at Mr. Grey's home the capable and energetic house-
keeper had worked wonders in the heretofore gloomy mansion. As|
Mr. Grey and the little deaconess went in from the frosty afternoonI
air the aroma of cooking dainties mingled with the fragrance of the^'
gigantic firs, greeted them. And what a sight met their eyes: They1
seemed to see Christmas in every nook and corner. The halls and
(!)rooms everywhere were decorated with holly and evergreens; in the*
middle of the dining room was a long table covered with snowy lin-|
en and set with dainty dishes. In the spacious sitting room they saw
two large trees covered with glittering ornaments and candles. A
visit to the kitchen showed the cooks busy preparing a bountiful
A clang at the uuor bell! Mr. Grey hastened to the door follow-
ed by the little deaconess. Oh. how many bundles were taken in andI
how many things were hung on the trees. But It was soon done andf
Mr. Grey and the little deaconess hurried off to a little missiont
church on an errand which seemed to please them greatly.
When they reached the Rose street mission church it was almost
six o'clock. ^Time for supper,^ said Mr. Grey, and then both laugh-t
ed. The bell was rung and the children came flocking lrom all dl-(!)
li was explained to them that they were uning to a place where
they would have a Christmas supper and their Christmas tree, andt
then, instead of singing their hymns at the church they would singI
them at the other place. All the little children were wonder-strirk-
en and silent, until one little girl rushed forward and. very much toI
(!)the embarrassment of Mr. Grey, seized his hand and kissed it.
The ride on the cars seemed very wonderful to the children, but
thescene before them In the house was fairyland. What a meal
those hungry children enjoyed- turkey, potatoes, irravy. cranberries.
grapes and oranges, and about everything that could be thought of1
(g)for a Christinas dinner.
But the best was yet to come. When the supper was over the
folding doors were thrown open anil the children gftgftd at the trees.
18,This was surely fairyland. The little deaconess started one of their
hymns and a burst of music followed.
q The presents were given to the children, there was clothing tor
^,all, there were dolls for the girls ami tops for the boys; there werefj
(Sskates, sleds and other toys. Thin the children departed with theirI
little deaconess and Mr. Grey was left alone.
As he sat before the coals in the grate In the room, now empty
of the children's laughter, he seemed to dream again and to see
again the faces of his wife and child, shining with joy. But this
time they pointed up, no down, and beckoned him to follow them.
(jj GLADYS WINTERS.|
Sketchof Mr. Ottrey'i Life.
Afteran illness extending ^ veral^mouths Thomas Otirey succumbed Ui^an attack of peritonitis, land*)', He^ccmUr 4th at ;t.3u o'clock at tin-home^ot Mr and Mrs. J. L. Hale, .says the^Dawson County Kevlew. Thetuneral^services were held here Moirlay. after^which .he body was taken ol Livings^^ton for interment. Mr. Ottlw) was^a native of England, and was sixt^^hve .wars of age. He was a ihoo-^tnaker by occupation, and hail fol^^lowed that profession in this country^tor about 35 years, lie OftJM U^ 01 en-^dive from Livingston about two yeftll^h^o ami since that ttam has reside i^with his daughter Mrs. J. L. Hal.^His death was the crowning of a long^!^nd useful life, during which he , n^JOf^d the esteem and honor of his^fellow men. Although hi dlendive lm^a snort time, he had made in.m^^ftiends who will miss mm from their^midst, and who extend tlieis sincercst^symriuthy for Mr. and Mrs. Hale in^their bereavement.
Mr.Ottrey was the father of Mrs.^Joseph Brlggs of this city, she being^in Gleiidive at the time of his death.
Mr.Ottrey formerly was In the sli
makingbusiness in Lewistown.
UnclaimedLetters Remaining in the^Postoffice at Lewistown, Mont.,^December 21, 1904.
FirstHead letters with writer'^full address, including street andnum^ber and request answers to be address^^ed accordingly.
SecondLetters to strangers ot^transient visitors in the city, whose^special address may be unknown,^should be marked In the left hand^corner ^transient.^ This will pre^^vent their being delivered to persons^of the same or similar names.
Toobtain any of these letters the^applicant must call for ^advertised^letters,^ giving the date of the list.
HermanAkeley, W. Burgniier, Jas.^Barnes, John Bray, Rosa Carter, Ly-^da Confell, L. T. Corbett, Chas. J.^Conn. Claud Cowan, Ben Clag, N. Dan-^ielson, J. M. Drum, J. P. Dlntes, John^Ellenberger (3). Joe Fandoise, O. Gar-^tin. Elsie Gordan (2), S. Haaland.^Morgan Hoffman (2). Kate Hayden.^Jack Howit, Gustaf Hogeland (2), Ern^^est Hdmst rum, H. H. Harron, B. C.^Hemphill, Annie Jackson, Kees J. Lew-^Is, Mike McGee L. A. Massic. L A.^Navarine, Samuel Peter, A. Phillips.^Mrs. E. F. Ross (2), Bertha Boss,^(Just. Volght, Jas. Whitta, Hetie Wics,^Julia Ward. Stella Watson, (leorge C.^Wilson (41, Hubert Wynn. E. L Wil^^liams.
AI.FJ. STEPHENS, P. M.
Showingfor the Last Year In the Mat^^ter of Wheat Growing and Cattle^Raising Excellent.
MUCHSTOCK SHIPPED TO EAST
Ranchersof County in Prosperous^Condition and Prospects Bright^for the Future.
Colorado Supreme Court Decision^M kes Legislature Republican.
Denver,December IT.^Chief Jus-^UOJ QaMrt today annotaiteU the de^^cision o| i he MiprMtt court to throw^out the entire vote of three precincts^ol ward j and one precinct of ward 7^ai the late election, on the ground^that gross frauds were committed in^direct violation of the injunction serv^^ed upon the election officials.
JudgeCampbell concurred in the de^^cision, but Judge Steel dissented, say^^ing that the only illegal volts which^bad been ideiuilied should be rejected^and I he legal votes should be counted.^I lie decision does not aneel the votes^for president and congressmen, which^aiready had been counted wilh the^permission of the court.
Tnrougnthe action ol the court in^excluding five Denver precincts from^the abstract of returns today. Republi^^cans will secure a solid delegation in^the legislature from the city and coun-^t\ ot Denver and will obtain control^of both branches of the legislature,^which canvasses the vote lor state
Onthe face of the returns Alva Ad^^ams, Democratic candidate for gover^^nor, had a plurality of about L 1,090,^bin Hie Republican managers claim^thai when all fraudulent votes are^eliminated Governor i'eaboily will have^l plurality and will be reseated.
DemocratsStill Blind to Approval of^Republican Policies.
Washington.Dee. Hi.^The senate^lodft) by a vote of 41 la 23 pftSOOd^ibe Philippine civil uoverniuetii bill.^The final vote was preceded by the^presentation of many anie-ndinents^and a general discussion of them as^^nftil as the provisions of the lull. The^discussion was confined quite gen.ral-^i\ in the merits of the measure. On^some of the amendments suggested by^Democratic senators several western^Republicans voted In the affirmative,^but Mr. McCuniber was the Ml) Re^^publican who voted with the Demo^^crats at the final passage of Hie bill.
Themost notable change made dur^^ing ihe day was the low. ring of the^rate of interest to be guaranteed .by^the Philippine government from 6 to^4 ptr cent. The bill M passed ex^^empts from taxation all bonds issued^bj the Philippine and Porto Riflftft gOV-^erumeiiis. Authorizes municipalities^in the Philippines to laser a bonded^indebtedness amounting to .^^ per cent^of the assi-ssed valuation ^^n their^property, ft) .'. per cent Interest; au^^thorizes the Philippine government to^incur a bOOOOd indebtedness ^if $r^,imn,-^nun for Improvements at I'-j percent^intere.sl; authorizes the Philippine^government to guarantee t In- payment^ot interest on railroad bumlK at the^rata Of 4 |^er cent per annum; pro^^vide-, for the administration of the^immigration laws by the Philippine^authorities; establish a system of lo-^Latlon and pitentlaf ol auoersl, coal
and^fthaft lands; fixes the tiielrlc sys^^tem for the islands, and gives the civ^^il povoraor the tuie of parafof gen^^et -'i
Duringthe day, Mr. MverisugS, from
thecoauaittee on terrtiortss, reported^the statehood bill, and he will make a^motion on the first day that the sen^^ate convenes in January that the con-^-idei a lien of the bill shall bo entered^on at once. 1
Forthe arrest and conviction of the^parties who. on the latter part of No^^vember, stole ten head of my horses.
Asthe winter season li lx coming^more and more evident to the root*^^aatl of Lewistown It nn-ut be well^to take a general review ot what^Fergus county and the Judith Basil^have done in the season just east^Never before has the county had a^more prosperous year and this proa^perity will undoubtedly be continued^indefinitely. The ranch.!, through^^out the county have raised law^amounts of produce of aver] kind and^have received good prices for every^^thing they have sold. While the cat-^tie market has not been so good as^might be wished the good prices re^^ceived for other things have more^man made up for any losi that may^have been felt on the oth. r score.
Thesummer, while it has been rath^^er dry, has been a perfect one in oth^^er respects and the good weather has^been continued far Into the winter.^The condition of the country is good^and the winter range is in such shape^thai not a great amount of feeding^will be necessary for stock. How^^ever, ranchers are becoming more^convinced every year that better stock^can be raised and better prices realiz^^ed by doing judicious Via let feeding.^This was shown by the priest recent^^ly received by John Dover, whose^range cattle lopped the market for^the state at Chicago. He nelieves in^winter feeding and raises a smaller^number of cattle than most of the^large stockmen. In this way the^quality is raised and more aitention^oaa be gtvea than where theru is^such a large number. Conditions^have cbanged here In the basin and^the stockmen ami ranchers must also
eaaga io meet them.
last fall inarted the^ inauguration^of a wool market al Lewistown and^despite the gloomy pioguosttcatinns^ol many it was a pronounced success.^Much wool was brought here to be^sold and the best prices in Ihe state^were realized right here. The larg^^est wool houses in the country were^represented here by experienced an^ents and both the buyers and the^growers were entirely satisfied with^the local market. On leaving, the^wool men all expressed their con 11-^ftsaos in the great future before the^Lewistown wool market. There were^close to two and one-half million^pounds of wool sold right here in^Lewistown, but this does not by any^means tell the story of the wool pro^^duction of the county, for many of the^large outfits shipped their wool to oth^^er markets in ihe belief that this one^was too new a venture to get the^buyers here and ftfaag them good^prices for their product. It Is esti^^mated that in all five million pounds^of woo! were raised in Fergus county^this year, and this means that the^ranchers of the county are some sev^^en or eight hundred thousand dollars^richer now than they were before.^Many of the wool growers, who last^season contracted with buyers for^their wool before the markets opened^and many who took their product to^other markets, have expressed then^intentions of coming to Lewistown^next summer, as the) realize that the^pi ices given here eouid not be beat^^en at other points. One man who has^been in the wool business for many^rears, and who keeps I close watch^of the market, aftyi thai next years^wool could be sold by contract now^at 2n cents a pound.
Thecrowning glory of Fergus coun^^ty is its wheat. This announcement^will come as a sarprise to those who^have not been kc^ ptni pace with d^-^velopments here in the last year. Un^^til this year onlv enough grain has^been raised In the ha-in for home con^^sumption, owing to the absence of any^shipping facilities, but with the ad^vent of the railroad bsi come the dis^(ov. ry that ihe Judith Basin is with^out a peer as a wheel country and^ranchers are breal.m- all the land^they can spare from ^ her things to^sow In wheat. These beaoh and bot^^tom lands in the basil cannot be^.quailed anywhere at producers of
theworld's greetesi cereal, and the
pricespaid are an Iftducessaat to any^man to raise large cr j|is.
ThisIs the first yesi 'hat anything^has been done ftlooi this line and the^success which has attended the efforts^of the farmers has been a revelation^to all. While there ^'sa ^ aonpars^lively small saioani of vhaal raised in^the basin this rear the returns have^been large in proper,on. Th. yield^has averaged II bushels to the acre^in the Judith basin as Bgatast Ihe^average for the Ul s''^' ^ ^^whole, of 1! .' bu hi in acre. Borne^ranchers In the basin raised wheal^which went more than 50 bushels to^the acre, and son- Si high as M^bushels. There are i, ' ' ^ban a mil^^lion acres of land I ^^^'^Judith basin, which it ^owarto wheat^would produce an i of *^ to si^bushels sn acre l^ in land was^^owe la wheal H *ould orodeos bom
thanthe States Ol Iowa, Missouri or^California. This ^M
statementbut U l^ ^^; ^'^ ,w.^a'^has alread; been don^ sloag hat liae^this rear Winter wheal matures by
Julyand thus even
ifa dry season
shouldcome i- would not be affOCtef.^There were W can of 6b0 bushels
eachof wheat shipped from Moore^and Straw this fall.
Theprice paid for wheat this yi-ar^in this county has been an a\erage uf^|l.;!.r. a hundred and the price Is still^rising. Oats are raised extetisheh^and SOaM be raised to good advantage^for the Karhet The y run on an av^erage of 5u bushels to the acre and^weigh from 4u to .'..^i |^^^unds to the^measured bushel. The average prlre^paid for this product this rear has^MM $ I .on k hundred. Montana bar-^ley is known throughout the world^as the tlnest malting barley that is^prod seed. Barley froaa the Oallatln
valleyIs shipped to Russia and tier-^many for this purpose every fear^Competent fudge* have said that Hie^lands of the Judith basin are as good^if not better than those of the (Jalla-^^in for barlev raising, and this has^been shown to be true by the test,^that have been made. As to rye the^lilies! grain thai can be seen m aaj^locality ims been raise.I right here^wthin a short distance of Lewistown.
Montanahas the climate and the^natural conditions which make a great^grain OOWatr}'. and ihe Judith basin^is the garden spot of the state. We^have no cyclones or hurricanes to^spoil the stand of grab, and ihe |oM^by hail is almost nothing, being Mi)^about one-ipiarter of one per OMl
Theloss in Qenaaaj from tins cause
aloneis twenty-five or thirty p.-r^lent. The future of forges ooaat) in^tin agricultural way lies in its gram^and the sooner the ranchers of the^UMMty make a study of ibis mutter^and go about the raising of wheal^and other grains in a systematic way^the more quickly will continued pros^perity settle ti|^on them.
Inthe cattle and sheep business^Fergus county has kept up io Its form^^er record and has shipped to the east^large numbers of stock of all kinds.^The Montana railroad llgund for the^first time ibis year in stock shipments^from Fergus count) and so well did It^handle what was intrusted to its care^that it is estimated that the business^done by ihe com pa in next year along^this line will be far ahead of this^year. The heavv traffic litis been^handled in an excellent manner by^Ihe company and the stockmen aie^pleased Wilh the treatment they re^^ceived.
TheArgus Is in receipt of a letter^from President Richard A. Harlow liv^^ing an account of the stock shipments^by the railroad this year:
Thefigures are as follows: From^Lewistown^Sheep. In cars; cattle, ^7^(ars; horses, :j cars. From Moor.^^Sheep, ;i^l cars; Battle, C^ cars. Kioln^Straw^Sheep, ^t; cars; cattle. 2\ cars;^horses, t; cars. From I'bet- Sheep,^j cars; cattle, -^'i cars. This makes^a Mtal of m carloads of stock taken^out of Kergus county over the Montana
Thisdoes not Lenin to t^|) the^story of slock shipments, howev. r.
lorthe majoriiy of the stock aw^drove their stock to JaacUoa, Cast t
Hillings. Hi^ Sandy or s,,m.. of the
otherrailroad points, as they have
beenaccustomed to do. It is esliiuat^ed Im ii prominent stock raiser that^there were close If. |JM) head of cat^^tle shipped Io the eastern market he-^sides those Shipped over the Montana^railroad. Taking f.il a load as a^fair average for cattle this ^ear It can^reedll) be seen that the ranchers of^the county have done well In the cat^tie busness. The same stockman lig^^Tea that some ^90,000 sheep have^been shipped hv other means than^the Montana railroad and with an av^^enge price for sheep. MSCladlai lambs^and sheep both, of $2 a head net. shows^a good return to the sheep growers^of the county.
Lastspring the Judith basin was^brought into prominence in Ihe agri^^cultural world by the superiority of^its potato crop. The large stores here^were deluded wilh orders from all^over the Halted States for big ship^^ments of the ^Irish staff ot life. '^There were close to iJMiJMI BOSMMlfl^of potatoes shipped to eastern points^flOSa the basin and the average price^received by the ranchers of the coun^^ty for their prod Oca was from TOt to^He a hundred pound^ The soil in^ihe basin is admirably adapted to the^ISiatog of potatoes ami the quality^produced cannot be excelled in ar...^locality.
Nothinghas been sairi hen' of the^goM producing ability of this county^for It has been the object of this arti^^cle to treat particularly of the stock^and agricultural features. However.^Fergus county has upheld her reputa^^tion in the last rear as the banner^gold COWaty of the state and with tin1^largO Improvements being made in^the mines and the many MS proper^lies now being ^^|^ened up the pros-^p. cts for next jrear are of the brigh;^eat Not alone in gold is the count',^rich In a mineral way, hut the sajr^pbtres produced here cannot be ex^^celled M) place In the world. The^eoal industry of the Judith basin is^a new one, pal alreadv all of the coal^used lu re is of home production and^M Of the very best quality.
Takenas a whole Fergus county^|ft destined to be one of the greatest |^stock, agricultural and mining conn^ties In the world. II is a new country^and one which is far from fulK B8^^ielope! but n la making rapid strides
andhas the brightest prospects for^the future.
PLACEOF BIRTH^IS IN QUESTION
FrankMcDonald Thought He Was^Born in Prince Edward Island,^But Now Says He Wasn't.
ELECTEDSHERIFF OF CHOTEAU
Uuckley.Present Incumbent and Dem^^ocratic Candidate Wants to Hold^Over for Two Years.
THEREIS MONEY IN IT.
Raisinqof Alfalfa S*ed is a God Way^of Increasing Farm Profits.
Larlylast snring the Thomas^O'llanlnn ^onipan^. of this cim . made^most lii.eral inducements to raachers^lU fi.to.tragi Um raising of alfalfa^seed, kivs the Chinook Opinion. Tiley
faralshcdMoi, ami roe traded to be)
theproduct at ISta a ,ioiind. or $7 .',u^per bushel. The report shows that a^total of j .ft; 14 acres wiie mown and^that the yield was IM2 bushels,^bringing $13.74^ to the grower at I Ik^I rice paid. Tie av. ra^c ^ield per^^icre was about :^i7 bushels, hut this^is not a fair SVerftge as ihe crop of^Oeo. Raseaiesoea bush. Is from 4n^acres, Is extremely poor.
Forihe sake of an exhibit we will^take the average of eight bushels |.er^acre and lind that the crop cost |hj.^pt an at re to plant. Itrlgatc. harvest^tnd thresh, and that Is sold for %^;^^an acre, leaving a n^ I profit of |42.bo^per acre.^ Fergus County ranchers^should look this matter up.
Defendant'sMOOter was til. .1 yes-^lerday in ti^. suit jrsaghl b\ Johsj^Htickiey. sheriff of ChoatoM count v.^to have Frank McDonald, who was^elected to succeed him. ftdjudged hteO^kjtJjjIa to the office, with th.. purpose^that Uuckley should be declared .-n^titled to hold over until alt. 1 the^SeastlM two \ears hence.
PJsJhyaald,by his attorneys, Cenrge
11.ttaatoo ami j. a. McDoaoagh, ot
thiscity, in tbe answ. , admits that^Me was th,. duly nominuvd candidate^of the Republican parly in Chouteau^county for the office of sheriff and^that Bwhlo) was the DemocratI. can^^didate, and it is admitted thai liuck-^ley rooelVOd imi votes, while M.^Donald received IJSJI, pMasdaal ad^^mits that he was declared . b eted and^alleges that he has duly qunlill.d an 1^claims now to be the duly sleeted ami
qualifiedsheriff of Chouteau cny
fora term of two ^.ars, b.xiniiiug^with the first Monday ,,i .;, m month.^Defendant denies thai he was not
aeillsM ^f ihe Uftited suites on the
fgt)of election; MBlM thai be w;.,^born 111 a foreign DOM try; eoales thai^llucklev was the only fMlllod Of^^ ligibie person who received Votes for^Hie pfrlM of sheriff of Chouteau conn^11 at the hit,, election, and dealt I^that the defendant was ever Inelig^^ible or dlqualified.
D.f. tidani attSSJM that he is a Bja^^the born citizen of Ihe I hit. d States^Md in every wa^ sjMMfssd lor ige id^lice to which he claims to have be. 11^sit etl 'I. ami he asks 1 hat the conies,^be dismissed, thai he be adjudged BO^titled to the office, and that lie aftVe^judgment against Uuckley tor the^costs and disbursements d. fei dai ^^has incurred and made in defending^th-- contest.
Defeaaaalalso applhte to the court
loran order lo take the deposition ol^his sister, residing in Massachusetts,^and submitted the questions that he^desires to have his sister answer.^Krom Ihe interrogatories so submit^led. It is apparent that Hie sisi. r , .^eapected to testify thai MeDoaaid
wasborn in Charlestown. Mass.
Thecontest was to have been tried^at Fort BeataO tomorrow before Judge^Leslie, who has been ISMJOOOtoi oy^Judge Ttittan to preside at the trial,^bill the application lor the taking of^the deposition will delay the hearing.^However, It Is expecteu that the de^^position will be received in such nine^that the contest may be determined^before the time for the takiim of the^office hv McDonald, if he should be^adjudged qualified.
Itis alleged by Uuckley that McDon^^ald was bom on PTHSCS Kdward's is^land (Hrltishi and that he has never^become a dtlsee of the 1,'niled Stat.^It Spp ars thai. In ||M, r/hth He-^Donald w hs a resident of Fergus coun-^if, be wen* before the eitril ol Ihe^district BOOn al Lewistown. then \n^-^I levins 'hat In- was bote on Prime^Kdward's Island, and he theo 'le.lar-^sd his intention to become a Cltlswti^Of the I'nit.d Stales, renouncing al-^legiaace to every foreign power sad^particularly renouncing his allogUPtt
ioQli.en Vl.tOlia He never secured
haal dtosashlp papers in other^words never took the action that i^re jnred before aa alien may PSOOBM^a citizen of the l ulled States.
AfterMcDonald had been nominat^^ed for sheriff. Uuckley was advised^of the OhOWlei made by the records^in Fergus county and also learned^that McDonald had m-ver secured his^Daal papers, liellevlng that McDonald^is not a citizen. Uuckley. shortly af^^ter the election, contested his right^10 hold ihe offfee. If McDonald should^be adjudged loeligtble, uuckley would^hold over until after the M. peaeral^^ lection in IMf,
Itis understood that McDon t!d now^claims thai, after he had taken out^his first papers at Lewistown, he^learned, for the first lime, that he was^not born on Priace Edward's laland,^but was born in the I'nlt'd stat. s,^at CharieStOWft, Mass. Having barn^Sd 'hi., he claims, be BTftl advise,! that^it was not necettsar.v for him to lake^out Mai papers, as the fart that he^was born In the l ulled Mates would^n.ake him a citizen, unless he had^^' aai time rMaaood sJlesjtaaee to
tb.|'nlie,| States. Me eiaims thai he^came to the Uftited Slates to rOfttdO^when he was a boy; i|)at he ftever
icaoeaeedsltogfeaM to the tjajted
Slates,and that he never attempt..)^to claim or exercise the rights of cit^^izenship of anv other country.
Itla ftBMrStOUd that McDonald ex-^p.cts to show by his sister, who Is^(onsideiably older thai, he. that he^was norn in Chari. stown. Mass. while^his mother was visiting there, the sis^^ter hi Ing also there at the time. ThOTO^is no record of his blriii at Chart, s^town. Massachusetts not requiring at^that time the keeping of vital statis^^tics; and If the slstet should give the^esgoetod testimony, it Is difficult lo^SOS how Uuckley could refute It, for^It Is said there was no iWOOfd at that^time of births that occurred on Prince^Edward's Island.
Itappears that McDonald's parents^were HriMsh subjects, and that Mrs.^McDonald was merely visiting In Mass^^achusetts when he was born, but this
Int.under the law, will not affect^McDonalds citizenship in the United^3tales, If he should he able lo show^thai be was horn In Massachusetts.^The constitution of the Untied States^flutlv dedans that every person born^ii Hie fnlte.1 Stales is a citizen of^'be I mi, ,! Slates^there Is no qual-^ineatiM of or evroptleft to that state^^ment.
IfMcDonald vara born in the Unit-^'^I States while his mother was tem^^porarily sojoaraiag in the ooMtry M
couldhave claimed lo have bee,, ,t^(itizeii of Prince Kdward's island, but^in the same time he would have been^a citizen of the Uftited states. Birth
InB fOTOiga land, while ththei is
toaiporariljsojourning in that eraav^ay, does not deprive the ohlM of cit-^IftMshlf In the country of which his^parents are citizms, but birth in tii ^^I nited States under such conditions^viv.s the child the right to ch.x.s..^Of which country he will be a rltlasft.^Sad be may make thai etjokft :n any^^Oie in his life. The only manner^in which a person born in the tJolt.^..I States-under any condition -mav^lq s bis DattflO States citizenship is^'o formally renounce it and become^1 citizen of another country If he^not do so he may be a citizen^^f ihe Frilled Slates and of another^country at the same tlnm
Theonly question of fail that seems^'^^ lie involved in the case pi tiding I3^*hethei or not McDonald was born^in Massachusetts. If he was, and if^I b. ftever renounced allegiance to this^country, he |s a citizen. Against his^claim of Cltlseashlp, so fat as known,^is oaly bis statement at Lewistown^that be was born in a foreign land,^sad be ^ lalftM M was mistaken Alien^he made that He savs he was taken
toPriace Id ward's isian.i whM he
wasa inert baby, stayed there tintii^M was 17 years of Bge, and his broth-^rra and sisters having hi en bom ui^thai country, he BepgOSed until a few^leers hk^^ that he was also born on the^Island.
houseDecides to Call Florida Judge^to Bar of Senate.
P/sshlagtoa,Dir. 13.^Silting as a^gland jury, the house of repn s. nta-^tives today, with almost a full nietnbe,-^-hip, adopted a resolution providing^tot the impeachment of Judge Swayne.^of the northern district of Florida, lor^bub crimes and misdemeanors.^ .^Throughout the session intense h^^leiesl was shown by members. Fol^^lowing the adoption of the Impeach^itf nt resolution, provision was made^lor ihe appointment ^f live ftjosabciS
10Mtrfy ihe senate of (he Impeach-^m^ tit and for a committee of ;sev,,k^to present the case to the senate.
Today'sproceedings were the first
oftheir i.iud since ihe iipaei haa at
in1171 ol (b n. W. W. Uelknap. who
\as secretary of war bj t,Moral
Whenth. hoiis. m.t to4B) 1' was
KDpareatthat the maaihers fully ap^pfeclated the respoaslbillty 1.-sting^1.pon liiem. ami they paid riose atun-^lion to the reading by Mr. Palmer^1 Pa.1 of the specifications and ^ u-^tience in the ease.
inMpporl of the charge of inisbe-^bavier, Mr. Palm, r said that the evi-^d. DC. showed that out of each v. ar^Judge Swa\ne sjient on an av.i.,^.-^oi ii] oayi boom whore .use, eelthcr
inhis .list 1 let boidrag OOOrl nor out^Side of his district holding court.
Mr.Palmer then turned his atten^^tion to a review of Ihe evidence tak^^en before the committee, the main^features of which have been puhlism-d^already.
immediatelyafter the adoption of^the impeachment resolution. Mi. pal-^Mf offered a resolution for a cotnmit-
11^^ of seven to notify ihe senate of^the action of the house and ii was^adopted.
Anotherresolution, providing that^a committee of five prepare artic.es^of impeachment against Judge Swayne^was adopted.
Thespeaker IhoroapM appointed ^s^th^ OMHBrttM to carry the imp^ach-^BMal into the senate. Messrs. Palmer^of Pennsylvania, Jenkins of Wfiscoa-
aia,Ollfetl of CalMorala, CtsytM ^^f^Alabama and Smith of Kentucky.
BeingInvestigated at the Agricultur^^al College.
Bapsrirasatsare being rnoilaflea]
hjIhe staff of the Montana . Kp. ri-^ftaral station that will probably result^in the acquisition of knowledge of^bMOfM lo the sheepmen of the state,^MitfettJarly those who run ineir^locks on ratines where lixo Wet I^hows to any extent. A beach of^sheep known to have be. n ^locoed^^has been received at tne station and^put on fe.-d for the purpose of gt . 1-^Bllftlag whether or not it is IftipoaSt-^bfe to fatten animals that have boM^thus affected; also to ascertain Wheth*^1 r ihsep that have eaten Hie weed^.an be cured. All of the lot that did^are subjected to postmortem examina^^tion.
Thosethat have already died were^found to have had tape or BtogMM^worms, hut whether the loco wWSOj^Caused the worms has as yet not bOM
detenuhied. Ihssp that have Mb 1^of the weed to any amount are weak-^1 ned by it and so are ready victims^of any parasite.
Thestation is also feeding a bunch^of steers, 2 and 3-year-olds, tor th^^market. The object of this is to test^the relative fattening qualities ol th-'^different grains, wheat, oats, barlev.^^tc.
RepublicanFrom Broadwater County^Claims His Election.
Townsend.Dec. 13.^A contest has^MM entered hv Louis Rowltt, Repub^^lican candidate for represent at iw^.^against H. F. Bssftbrick. Bembrfek^was declared elected by the board of
nBftraaoariby I votes. Rotaritl allegi -t^(hat at Canton, where he received II^\ot^s and Heinbrick 3!^, the election
boothwas not properly constructed.
Anotherallegation is that the fodfM^In making the returns from the pre^^cinct failed to certify them on the^poll book. The contest has been set^for hearing December 29th before Jus^^tices C. P. Abbott and W. E. Fisher.
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