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FERGUSCOUNTY ARGUS, DECEMBER 28, 1904.
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OPPICIAL PAPER OF FERGUS COUNTY.^PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
JOHNM. VROOMAN, Editor and Proprietor.^H1LSEY R. WATSON, Business Manager.
LBWISTOWN.MONT., Dec. L's. lmu.
OldSanta Claus did not have to re^Bort to a Red River cart after all.
Forwss so dense in London last^Meek that It had to be shoveled out^Of the slri'Hs.
ItIs to be hoped that Sheriff H-1^^lier, of Cascade county, is not irviii,;^to Ret Into the Mrs. Chadwick class.
arenow rapidly adapting themselves^to our white civilization.
HeprrsentatlveDixon is already set^^ting busy in behalf of his constituents.^He has introduced a bill for the op^ 11-^iiiK of *;n,(M^o acres of additional lands^along the Big Horn river, in the CfOW^lesetvanon. The hill provides tint^the land opened shall be used for the^i ^ (iimniical construction of an irriga^^tion canal for u reclamation project^contemplated lintm diatel\ northeast^ot the Crow reservation, and which^Dixon is seeking to have adopted by^the interior departtnent. Mr. Dtxoa^expressed himself hopeful the bill^would become a law this session.
Owingto circumstance-. 0Yi r which^^he has no control Ufa, Ceaste ('bad-^wick will not keep opal house on New^1 ear's day.
luelawmakers at Washington are^wading through snow knee deep. Hel^^ler io he snowed under in the ua'ion's^capital that at the |^olls.
Inany event the meeting of the^Japanese and Russian Heel is likely^to prove more sanguinary than that^Of Mr. l.awson ami Col. Creene.
TheChristmas story by Miss filadys^Winters, which appeared In last week's^Argus, has received very favorable^mention by a number who read It.^We think the little Miss displayed un^^usual talent for a first attempt. She^may have portrayed Mr. Gray as be-^in-: unna' nra llv severe in even think-^lag of raOJUlftag his help to work on^Christmas day. hut there may be such^insianees. Then, again, to cap the^climax. Gladys might have made a^Ion match between Mr. Cray and the^deaconeta, but it was not her purpose^to write ^ love story, and besides her^spaee was limited.
Itmust be admitted that the prac^^tical operation of woman suffrage has^not reformed the ballot box to any^gn at extern over in Coloiauo.
AnIowa man claims to have killed^Don't gel too gay on the^strength of his statement. It may^j rove a case of mistaken identity.
.ludgeDarker has been given a re-^ceplion by llM bar of New York. It^was not so eoM as that uiven him by^the voters on the Sth of last Novem^^ber.
Thomasw. LbWMM is attemptur-^to accomplish something for the peo^^ple or for hitusell. hut up to (iaie h^^h is not done enough for anyone h^determine which.
Itis now given out that Rojestven^sky . commander of the Russian Haltie^squadron, is not sanguine of success^when he meets Admiral TofJO'l lleei.^He is reported as saying thai his Heel^will meet the fate of Admiral Cer-^vera's and that it will he a saerihe^to national pr ' Then again, there^are those who believe that Ihe I til 111'^lleet is only making a bluff and that^I'ort Arthur is not its destination. As^the Japanese Meet has sailed tor the^China sea to meet its adversary time^alone must be relied upon to prove or^disprove current rumors and stories^to he found in the daily press
ingthe house. It is not to be supposed^for a minute that Mr. Kennedy had^the Republican member elected from^Hat head county in his mind us one^of ihe Insurgents. Cant. Hillman is^not that sort of a Republican. It^would greatly surprise and disappoint^his friends in this county if he should^he a party to any such movement.^Hut Kennedy's mission should be suf-^il .-lent to put every Republican on^guard. The Republican majority in^Hie house is small, but it is sufficient^to control the organization. The Rs^^publican party in the stale as a whole^will be held rcsponsihh- for the actlou^of the next legislature, as the paiiy^has a majority in each house. The^public will not listen to explanations^or attempts to dodge responsibility.^The party pledges must be kept, a^Halted States senator promptly elect-^id. and the legislation the stale ^ I ^ - -^mauds accomplished with due repaid^io the party's obligations and the^party's future. It certainly can not^be that the opposition will be able to^si cure a single Republican in either^house who will be willing to sell out^his party. No member can refuse to^abide by the action of a majority of^the Republican members, either on^carrying out the plat hum promises oi^the ^lection of a senator, without in^^clining the universal charge of having;^ICOSatsd I bribe io beiray his party.^Flathead county will furnish no such^nu mber of the legislature, anil it is^^ i rtatnly to be hoped that the fit^publicans of no other county will be
obetrayed by the men they have
Aneastern paper says President^Caesatl of the Pennsylvania railroad^conferred with President Roosevelt^^and indorsed the plan for BBTOTaOMO)!^supervision of railroad rates. There^is still room for others in the baud^wagon.
Fromparties residing on the lowci^bench lands as well as tho.-,e fioni the^mountain foothills we learn that win^^ter wheal is in good shape, which is^leawrkable, considering the long spill^oi droeth. The rectal snow storm^completely covered the wheat belt, the^(all l^^ ing very heavy along tln inoiiii^.iiiis. If winter wheat is safe and^the coming spring is not too late Fer^^gus county will have another lar.,e^wheal crop lo h.'i'vesi next fall, it^is hardly piobabb that we will have^two seasons of drouth. In any event^wheat seems to be able to get in out^of danger about as quickly as any
CovernorVan Sam. of Ifiaaeoota,^has announced his candidacy for the
eenatofehlpto succeed Senator Clapp
Ofthat stale. Van Sam is strong with^the people of his stale and is likely^lo make the contest an interesting^one even if he does not get away^with the honor.
Thesuggestion lirst made by the^Independent that Wyllys A. Hedges^of Fergus county was the logical i audi-^date of the Republicans of Ihe house^for speaker, appears to have been^heartily seconded. Republican papers^all over the state are endorsing his^candidacy, and it looks now as though^he would have a walkaway.^Helena^Independent.
Amongthe aspirants for the speak^^ership of the house in Ihe coining leg^^islative ussemblv is mentioned the^name of lion. w. A. Hedges, of Fer^^gus DOOat)', lie is experienced in ev^^ery way lo ma\e a good presiding of-^licer and has the respect and con 11-^dence of the old members who served^with him in former slate legislative^bodies. He comes from Ihe center^of Molilalia and would not represent^any extreme section, and this, added^to his .splendid record, should entitle^him io the consideration of all old^and new members for the position he^seeks at the hands of the Republican^part v.^Clendive Independent.
Thejury In the Nan Patterson case^failed to agree and the prisoner's^hopes of spending Christmas with her^aged parents in Washington were^blasted. It was generally expected^that a verdict of acquittal would he^rendered. R is a case in which cir^^cumstantial evidence largely figured^and it is quite likely that another trial^would have the same termination.
Accordingto the Helena [adept nd-^^nt Senator Shoup. who died rOOOetl)^at his home in Hoisc. Idaho. WBi for^I time a resident of Montana, having^engaged in the mercantile business in^Virginia City along about the close^of the civil war. He was a typical^pioneer and led an active, busy life^in this stale and Idaho. Always an^^arnest Republican, he will be missed^by his parly. He was US years old at^the time of his death,
Inthe death of Jacob I. Corbly Fer^^gus county loses a valuable and up^^right citizen. In his home he was^the ideal father and husband while^in all of his dealings with his fellow-^man he was fair and honorable. As^a public officer he was conscientious^in the discharge of his duties. Wide^^spread will be the regret for his un^^timely taking off and deep the sorrow^lor his afflicted family, whose antici^^pations of a happy Christmas were^suddenly turned to ihe bitterest grief.
Leadersof thought In the fields of^religion, statesmanship, politics, liter^^ature, labor and business have start^^ed a movement for international arbi^^tration that is to be followed by mass^meetings in all the large, cities of the^country. This is a movement in the^right direction. If all of the Chris^^tian nations of the world would get^together in a determined protest, us^^ing all forces and intluences at their^command, the war between Russia^and Japan could be brought to an end^in less than thirty days. What a^shame and disgrace to the civlized^world is the slaughter that has takOO^place at Pori Arthur^human beings^^atllated and mowed down and then^piled up io afford protection to the^living in the desperate charges. And^all for what^ Conquest, spoliation
Thereport of the Indian bureau^dot - nut bear out the popular impres^^sion that the redskins are dying oat^There is good reason to believe thai^the Indian population of this conti^^nent never exceeded a million. Today^than are 170, Indians in the Halt^^ed States, being only a few thottsaadl^less than seventy years ago. There^is a large Indian population in Canada^and a still larger in Mexico, m part^emigrants from this country. The^Indian bureau says that the Indians
Severalof our l.evvistown nierchanis^bad an unusual experience during the^laet ten days with juvenile shoplifters.^Several children were caught in the^act of taking toys and other holiday^goods and noililng hut llieir age saved
thanfrom arrest. Qalta a number of
articleswere taken of which there^was never any trace, nor identification^of the offenders. It would be well for^all parents to taetltato an inquiry ie-^g.inling the conduct of their children^during this period of temptation, and^in some instances resort to the slip^^per or something a little wanner, as a^weapon of punishment. Teacht rs in^the public schools might also moralize^io good advantage upon the subject.^We believe thai in most instances the^children did not realize the gravity of^the wrong they were doing^were not^Of an age to lie held responsible. All^parents would, or at least should, he^glad to know of any miscnief of this^kind committed by their sons or^daughters, that they may niete out^adequate punishment and prevent a^recurrence in the future.
TheMontana Daily Record calls at^^tention to the fact that during the^tuonih of January there will be held^in Helena the conventions of the state^horticultural society and the state ag^^ricultural association, though the dates^have not as yet been determined up^^on.
AsFergus county is destined to be^^come an agricultural county of no^mean place among the counties of^the state and our people are especial^^ly interested in all that pertains to^horticultural development, it is hoped^that Fergus will be represented at^the meetings. The Record says:
Tileyearly gathering of the orch-^ardists of Montana is an event of vast^importance. The profit that accrues^to the fruit grower lies cbielly in the^fact that he is given the opportunity^of exchanging view s with men engag^^ed in the same industry in localities^other than his own. All learn through^i xperience what is best for the wel-^taie of the tree; which is the soundest^variety of apple; which the better way^in which to pack for market; which^the safer method of mulching: which^the more sure exterminator of pests^^these and a hundred Other matters^go to make up the list of topics thai^in the discussion at the state meet^inns, receive attention. Scientists^from the colleges contribute to the^general store of knowledge in that^which relates lo the growing of fruit.^A newly discovered parasite may hav
beenImported from remote lands io^help ihe hortkeltrle! in his battl
against the coillin moth or the San
.losescale; Improved methods of
sprayingmay be offered^there are^many things thai the expert has to^say to the man who owns the orchard^Likewise the theorist teams through^contact with the practical grower the^usefulness or worthlessness of ideas^when put to the test.
Onething which the fruit growers^of Montana should strive to obtain is^a hard.'- apple for winter consumption.^There are several varieties of fall ap^pies raised in the Hitter Root country^that can not he surpassed anywhere^in the United States, but a good win^^ter apple, something similar to the^Greening or Spltzenberg is yet to be^produced by Montana growers, if these^varieties can not be grown here. The^winter apples shipped into Montana^from the west coast states are very^unsatisfactory. The most of them,^if not nameless are at least tasteless.
Itis doubtful whether the better^varieties of winter apples, so common^in the east, can be raised successful!)^In Washington and Oregon. If so they^do not find their way out of those^states.
IfMontana growers, after experi^^mentation, can produce a palatable ap^^ple and one that will prove a good^keeper, it will mean lots of money to^ihem. and we understand a great deal^of effort and investigation is being^made with that end in view.
thiscounty, for tnal IMJ^jiion. From^the standpoint of Btness, location and^in consideration of the bestowal of the^honor upon those representlag other^parts of the state In the peat, Mr.^Hedges is the logical candidate of^the party for the speakership. And^we say this without dlsperagemaat of^any other candidal, for the place.^Prom the southern pari of the state^comes the announcement that the^Hon. A. J. Bennett, of Madlaoo county,^Is a candidate for the speakership.^Mr. Bennett la a capable man and^an earnest Republican and we believe^when he sees the Itrooj sentiment^manifested for Mr. Hedge! from the^major portion of the state he will^surrender any ambiti^ti he has enter^^tained for the honor and give earnest^support to Mr. Hedges, recognizing^the sterling merits ol the latter as^well as the just claims of northern,^^ astern and central Montana as re^^gards locality. The P floa east of the^main range of the Roc Idea has been^very modest In Us ^b maadl for recog^^nition In the past, t bough it has been^st. udfast in its Republicanism.
Fromthe birth of Ihe state to the^present time the epeakenhlp honors^have gone to the *W^ it side'' and the^names of those hohiin- the office from^both parties and thi n places of resi^^lience', show that the) were not from^eastern or northern Montana.
A.C. Witter, the Brsl speaker, was^from Dillon. At th -ions of 189o,^IIM, |M7, 1899, 19ol and l'.i^3, Messrs.^Thomas Matthews, ol llutle; Willis^Sweet, of Butte; J. M Kennedy, of^Anaconda; EL C. Stiff, of Missoula;^Frank K. Corbett, of liutte, and B. t.^White, of Dillon, were successively^chosen to preside over that body.
Whenthe above record of facts are^duly considered no Republican in the^stale will justly say thai Fergus coun^^ty and eastern and northern Montana^are asking anything unreasonable in^seeking a united part) support of Mr.^Hedges for the speakership.
Inthis connection it is also well to^call attention to the fact that al^^though elected on the Democratic^ticket, the lieutenant governor conies^from Beaverhead county. so that when^it conies to a division of the political^honors the south and western portion^of the state are largely in it. Then,^again, there is no Republican repre^^sentation cm the state ticket elect east^of the Belt range of mountains, out^^side of one presidential elector.
Whenthese facts are given calm^and fair consideration it will be found^that the candidacy of Mr. Hedges ap^^peals strongly to every Republican^n presentative as well as to the peo^^ple they represent.
Thesplendid record of Mr. Hedges,^his experience, ability and high in^^tegrity, are too well known to require^further mention here. He deserves^and no doubt will receive the earnest,^hearty support of his party and be^triumphantly chosen speaker.
Wecannot believe that among the^splendid, representative body of men^chosen last November to represent an^honest Republican constituency, there^is one meditating betrayal of his party^or conniving with the enemy to defeat^the well defined will of the majority^in the matter of organization. What^is the nature of the allurement and^what could be the gain to any Repub^^lican who would think of such a thing.^Stand fast and strong and true for^the right and for your party, that the^standard of political honor and virtue^may again be raised in Montana.
Weare headquarters for this line of goods, no matter how large or how^small you want them, we have them Just the same, our line covers the^heavy logging bobs, ligmer bobs for feeding purposes, delivery bobs, cut^^ters, and down to the cnild's sled In several styles and prices.
Wealso have runners of various sizes for converting your buggy or^spring wagon into a sled on short notice.
Ourline of horse blankets, lap robes, whips and harness is as com^^plete as any stock in central Montana and are trade winners.
Rememberwhen you want a stove of any kind you can get Just what^jou want from us. Our line consists of the well known and approved line of^Wilson heaters, Charter Oak heaters, Monarch Malleable ranges and Gar^^land steel range. Bear this in mind at all times, that you can buy as much^lrom us for your money, as from anyone in town.
STRONGFOR MR. HEDGES.
Asthe time for the meeting of the^Montana legislature approaches the^matter of choosing a speaker to pre^^side over the deliberations of the^house seems to become greatly simpli^^fied. From all over the state the Re^^publican press is unanimous in its^support of the Hon. W. A. Hedges, of
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Lastweek's Kulispell Inter-I.ake^contained the follow ing significant edi^^torial: ^J. If, Kennedy, of Ilutte, In-^depen leal member of the legislature,^was in Kalispell recently, ostensibly^oa .i pleasure trip. It has finally leak^^ed out lo re that his real mission was^to inform certain Democrats and oth^^ers that there are some Republicans^who w ill not go inlo a party caucus in^the organization of the house of rep-^I reeantatlree, and that the Democrats
Youcan hardly find a home^without its Aycr's Cherry^Pectoral. Parents know what^it does for children: breaks
upa cold in a single night,^wards off bronchitis, prevents^pneumonia. Physicians ad^^vise parentsto keepiton hand.
Triphp*t rough mertlrlnf* mnnr^y ran hut^liAytT'a t lit^rr^ ppcimal Kor the^ c^^ui[h^ of^^ tiiMrt u uothiiiif eouM imaslhly h* hetter M
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theinsurgent Republicans in organ!/ Pectoral In breaking up a cold.
Ithung* above my desk in home-made^frame
Youtrace the sprawling letters of the^name,
ACalifornia Sunset,^ and you smile.^And comment mi the unknown artist's
Listen.Her way like many more was^laid
Inthe (fray places, less In sun than^shade;
LessIn the brightness than in the chill^^ing rain.
Lessin the paths of pleasure than of^pain.
Theshort, hot summers brought the
droutheach year.^The blighted crops, the pastures brown
Shesaw no pleasant stretch of river-^shore;
Notrees, no grass, no flowers were^. 'round b. r door,
Ina hard land where each new day^could bring
Butthanklesk tasks, bhe toiled unques^^tioning.
Andthrough the months of barren win-^triness.
Withlife as dreary and as colorless,^Day after day through those slow-footed^hours,
6hestilled her s..ul with dreams of birds
andtlow. rs;^fr'hc saw the sunset warm upon the sky.^She saw It on the brooding mountains lie;
Shesaw .in n bathed ill tender light
Andflowers fnliled-petaled for the night;^I ntil the ^tumbling fingers^apt in naught^Hut round of homely duties, and un-
inwhit the wurld calls art^in some
swiftrush^i If sc in e-,1, tin. d emotion. Seized I ne
Andpainted there upon the background^rude,
WithtreinMIng strokes and colors dull^and crude,
Paintedin rapture, paint.d lovingly,^ll. r dream of mountain and of sunset^sea.
clre.it thoughts within her moved her
throughand through.^As haltingly the little picture gr.-w^And those stiff lingers struggling to ex^^press,
Mule ewrv stroke tender as n caress.^What that the cheapest paints Were all^she had.'
Theblur of color and unsightly lines^lilow all transformed when once the
heartdivines.^And so tin little daub hangs there to-
Tbepaints and brush were long since
Inloawav ;^^ni t at length the resiless heart and
And..ne might smile^w.io did not ui,-^di 1st.mil
-AnnaSp. ii. i r Twitchell In Sunset Mug-^aalM for November.
Asure hIkh of approaching revolt^and serious trouble In your system is^nervousness, sleepleasness, or stom^^ach upsets. Electric Bitters will^quickly dismember the troublesome^causes, it never falls to tone the^stomach, regulate the kidneys and^bowela, stimulate the liver and clar^^ify the blood. Run down systems ben-^.Hi particularly and all the usual at^^tending ach. s vanish under its search^ing and thorough effectiveness. Elec^^tric Hitters is only 60c, and that is re^^turned if it don't give perfect satis^faction. Guaranteed by Delzell Drug^Co. Bu.
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Andaetthebenefit of) their experience and^rieon Stock. We can furnnh you with any^^thing' you need in the way of Hand Camera!^^nd Supplies; also do your FINISHING AT^REASONABLE PRICES
A.HOPKINS ^ SONS
Make our store your head^^quarters for Holiday goods.^Our past record has proven^that we are right inline when^it comes to^Nice Fancy
Wewill also prove to you that^we are right in line when it^comes to
HolidayGoods^Fancy Candies^Etc., Etc.
Allwe ask is for you to give^us a chance, we will do the^rest.
onCandiea and Nuts
ofall Kinda to the^Churches, and Etc.
fA. HOPKINS ^^ SONS
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