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Vol. XXII. No.
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LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY. flONT., WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE 14, 1905.
Price 5 Cents.
REPUBLICAN IN POLITICS. AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY.
AND ALL PUSH
Lewistown Business Men Decide to
Get in Line and Advertise the
Resources of Fergus.
MOORE ASSOCIATION TO HELP
President Harlow Meets Business
Men and Pledges Co-operation and
Determination to energetically ex
ploit the advantages of the Judith
basin was the net result of the meet
ing of business men held at the land
office Monday evening.
Various opinions were expressed,
but all were toward the attainment
of the same end—the attraction of de
sirable settlers, and if much good
does not result from the Interchange
of views, it will not be because the
Lewistown business men did not at
tend and encourage the association
officers in the furtherance of adver
President Harlow, of the Montana
railroad, was an active participant,
the Moore association, the big store
and the little store, the old-timer and
the new comer, the banker and the
newspaperman, were all represented.
Two delegates will De sent from
Lewistown and one from Moore to
participate in the meeting at Billings
on thé 24th Inst., when plans for a
general state movement for the at
traction of immigration will be de
A finance committee will devise
means for defraying the expense of
publishing a suitably compiled and
illustrated pamphlet descriptive of the
resources of the Judith basin and the
secretary was instructed to at once
get in touch with the officials of the
Northern Pacific immigration bureau
and endeavor to have a representative
of this bureau sent into Fergus coun
ty, that the attention of the Northern
Pacific officials may be directly drawn
to the great possibilities of this sec
Although called as a meeting of the
Lewistown Business Men's association
and conducted as such, the purposes
were so much broader than the asso
ciation membership that the invita
tion to attend was made as broad as
the business circles of Lewistown
and throughout the day the secretary
urged every business man in the city
to attend. The result was gratifying
for by 8:30 no less than forty repre
sentative men had gathered.
The Moore association was com
municated with by wire and Patrick
Nihill and J. C. Hauck arrived on the
evening train and took an active part
in the proceedings.
President Harlow came down espec
ially to attend the meeting and upon
convening addressed those assembled
upon railroad matters. He said that
his company was most anxious to
keep in personal touch with the busi
ness men of Lewistown and Fergus
county; he wanted to meet them
personally and informally; he want
ed to learn of their wishes, hear their
protests, if any; consult with them
and be consulted on all matters which
concerned the prosperity and upbuild
ing of the Judith basin.
Continuing. Mr. Harlow introduced
the matter of undertaking some gen
eral plan of suitable advertising and
placing before desirable immigration
the advantages of Fergus county. He
recited conversations with Mr.
Symmes and Mr. Alex. Lehman, and
with A. B. Clelland, general passen
ger agent of the Northern Pacific
and urged upon the business men the
necessity of acting with the Northern
Pacific and Montana railroad officials
in the work to be undertaken.
Secretary Watson read some cor
respondence upon the subject and the
question being fairly before those as
sembled. debate ensued, in which the
Moore delegation participated, pledg
ing their co-operation and financial
Upon motion of A. W. Warr the
chairman appointed David Hilger, S.
S. Hobbson and J. E. Lane to act as
a finance committee to devise means
for defraying the cost of the publica
tion of a suitable advertising pamph
let, the sentiment being that from
25.000 to 50,000 should be issued and
the distribution placed in the hands
of the railway officials.
To this project Mr. Harlow enthu
siastically agreed and pledged sub
In the matter of sending delegates
to the Billings meeting on June 24th
Mr. Hilger moved that the president
appoint two delegates to represent the
association, the expenses to be borne
by themselves. This motion prevail
ing, Mr. Harlow said he would be
pleased to furnish these delegates, as
well as those from Moore, free trans
portation over the Montana railroad
The delegates will be named later by
Mr. Warr offered a resolution ad
dressed to Mr. Clelland of the North
ern Pacific inviting him to send a
representative into Fergus county for
the purpose of looking over the coun
try and advising with the associa
tion concerning most effective means
of advertising. The resolution was
adopted and will be communicated
to Mr. Clelland by the secretary.
Mr. Symmes asked consideration of
the question of keeping the stores
open until 9 o'clock one evening each
week beside Saturday, reciting that
on account of the time of the arrival
of trains it was at present impossible
for people coming into Lewistown by
railroad to do any trading unless they
remained over a day. This question
has been agitated for some weeks
past and on motion of Mr. Akins it was
decided to keep the stores open Wed
nesday and Saturday evenings here
after until 9 o'clock.
That Lewistown will not celebrate
the Fourth of July was effectually
settled, when on motion of Mr. Wiede
man a resolution that Lewistown do
not celebrate the national birthday
was unanimously passed. Mr. Hil
ger, in speaking to this question, said
it had become an unwritten law that
Lewistown do nothing on July Fourth
to detract from the successful celebra
tions arranged for in the smaller near
by towns, but that when the fair dates
arrived everyone be invited to Lewis
Mr. Nihill, on behalf of Moore, ex
tended a hearty invitation to all Lew
istown people to come to Moore and
celebrate the glorious Fourth.
A resolution thanking Mr. Harlow
for the broad-minded manner in which
he had met the business men and
the generous pledges he had made
toward the fulfillment or the projects
planned was unanimously carried, Mr.
First avenue being reported to be
in a very bad condition just as the
wool had commenced to arrive—the
heaviest traffic of the year—a com
mittee composed of Messrs. Vrooman,
Warr and Bach was appointed to in
terview the councilmen on the subject
and urge prompt repairs of the road
way to the depot.
Although much business had been
well considered and passed upon, so
energetic had the discussions been
and so unanimous the action that ad
journment was had at 9:45 and prior
to the next meeting of the associa
tion it is hoped a large number of
the business men not previously affil
iated will join the ranks and get in
line for the advancement of the in
terests of Lewistown and the whole
of Fergus county.
MANY CIVIL CASES FOR JULY
TERM, BUT ONLY ONE CRIM
Judge E. K. Cheadle called the
court docket for the July term Friday
morning and the following court cal
endar was arranged, and cases dispos
Robert J. Day vs. Henry Suprenant,
State of Montana vs. Board of Coun
ty Commissioners, dismissed.
Theresa McDonnell vs. R. S. Ham
ilton, set for July 10.
W. W. DeWitt vs. L. S. Butler, dis
W. W. DeWitt vs. Peter Ross, set
for July 10.
Andrew Fergus vs. Inbreth Olsen,
set for July 12.
G. A. Devine vs. Hal. S. Corbett et
A. M. Sloan vs. Armas Deranleau,
John L. Bright vs. Frank Lamb et
al, set for July 14.
Charles Lehman & Co. vs. E. P.
Beverly E. Mahoney vs. Mary E. Ma
H. O. Wareham vs. Charles W. Mey
er, on demurrer.
Joseph Sims vs. George Pirrie, set
for July 15.
Charles Slayton vs. George McDon
ald and Archie McDonald, dismissed
George Carolus vs. Charles W. Mey
Olesine Emond vs. Jerry Emond,
James McIntyre vs. Herbert Atkin
son, on demurrer.
Max Langevin vs. Herbert Atkinson
William Innés vs. Herbert Atkinson,
James McIntyre vs. First National
Bank, a corporation, on demurrer.
Edward Jenizen, trustee in bank
ruptcy vs. Joseph Sims et al, set for
Michael Corcoran vs. Alfred D. Hol
man et ux, on motion.
J. H. Norman vs. George W. Ayers
and Mary E. Ayers, set for trial as to
Mary E. Ayers, July 18.
Mary E. Ayers, July 18.
Bateman-Switzer Co. vs. R. W,
Judith Hardware Co. vs. Peet Tus
T. W. Humphrey vs. Coy & Wright,
Charles Lehman & Co. vs. Charles
W. Meyer, dismissed.
Power Mercantile Co. vs. William
Ready et ux, dismissed.
Montana Hardware Co. vs. William
Ready et ux, dismissed.
Western Loan & Savings Co. vs,
Frank Moshner et ux., set for July 18
Benjamin Miller vs. Hiram Farnum
set for July 19.
Fanny Hash vs. Claude Duvall, dis
John Eschliman vs. Louise E. Sch
roeder et al, set for July 20.
Sarah E. Peck vs. Andrew Mathews
power Mercantile Co. vs. Thomas
Montana Lumber Co. vs. Ernest
Penny et ux., dismissed.
Joseph Birsh vs. Citizens Electric
Co., on demurrer.
Judith Inland Transportation Co. v
C. H. Williams, on motion.
Peter A. Munson vs. John Lee, on
Montana Hardware Co. vs. Orlando
Gerard Lambert vs. N. J. Littlejohn
et al. on demurrer.
Power Mercantile Co. vs. W. W.
Kimball, on demurrer.
State of Montana v. Joseph Peters
set for July 21.
State of Montana ex rel C. G. Hodg
don vs. L. P. Slater, as sheriff of Fer
gus county; habeas corpus dismissed
The names of thirty jurymen were
then drawn and court adjourned.
The Argus bas all the news all th
ENDS HIS LIFE
WITH A RIFLE
Enoch Lake, Who Was Employed at
the Hatch Ranch, Blows Top of
His Head Off.
A VICTIM OF DESPONDENCY
Was Very Religious and Led Blame
less Life, But Imagined He Was
Enoch Lake, a single man, 24 years
of age, who was employed at the
ranch of W. L. Hatch, on Beaver
creek, 18 miles from this city, commit
ted suicide last Wednesday morning,
although the body was not found un
til the afternoon. He left a note, ad
dressed to his friend, Ray Edison, of
Courtland, Mich., which read:
"No use, Ray; I am lost. Good-bye
all. Mother forgive me."
Overcome by Despondence.
It appears that for a long time past.
Lake had been very despondent. He
was of a deeply religious nature, and
while he lived a model life, seemed to
think that he did not measure up to
what is required of a Christian, and
this thought constantly preyed on his
mind. Lake had worked on the Hatch
ranch last year, but spent part of the
winter at his old home in Iowa, re
turning some weeks ago. At supper
Tuesday night he received a letter
from his friend, Ray Edison, which
throws much light on the singular
case. He looked over this letter
while at the table, and soon left, go
ing to his room. He was last seen
at 6:30 Wednesday morning, when he
left the breakfast table to go into the
field. At that time he was visibly
depressed, but as he was never cheer
ful, little attention was paid to it.
Mr. and Mrs. Hatch came to Lewis
town in the morning, returning be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock in the after
noon. Lake had not been seen around
the place, but it was supposed he was
the field until he failed to respond
the dinner bell. A visit was then
made to the field, where he had gone
work, but there was no trace of
the man except the water bottle he
had taken with him in the morning,
Mrs. Hatch had, meanwhile,, joined in
the search, and thinking the man
might be in the house, went into a
sort of store room.
A Horrible Spectacle.
When she entered, a horrible sight
met her gaze. The body of Lake was
lying on the floor, with the entire top
of the head blown away, and a Win
chester rifle at his side told the story.
He had evidently put his head over
the muzzle of the gun, and used a
stick in discharging it. The bullet
was of the explosive character, and
the walls of the room were crimson
ed with the man's blood. The spec
tacle was such a frightful one that
Mrs. Hatch was overcome by it, and
is still suffering from the shock.
The men were at once notified, and
messenger was sent to this city to
inform Coroner Attix and secure a
coffin. The coroner, accompanied by
Deputy Sheriff Martin, went out to the
ranch Wednesday evening, and later
an inquest was held, the jurors being
A. E. Hatch, Robert Deffenbaugh, Ez
ra Deffenbaugh, Thomas Kelly, J. E.
Irish and Harry Spence. The evi
dence offered was in line with whtâ
has been stated, and the jurors found
that Lake came to his death from
gunshot wound inflicted by himself,
with suicidal intent, while laboring
under a fit of despondency.
The interment took place on Beav
er creek Thursday, two brothers of
the deceased having a ranch in the
Letter From Lake's Friend.
The letter from Ray Edison, Lake's
friend at Courtland, Michigan, in re
sponse to which the deceased's last
note was written, shows that Lake
had lost all interest in life. Edison,
in reply to a letter from the deceas
ed, urged him in the strongest terms
to try and overcome the feeling of
despondency which had settled upon
him. He told him that the little sins
with which Lake reproached himself
amounted to nothing, and that he
was simply allowing his imagination
to wreck his life. The Michigan
man's letter is full of good advice,
and the effort to cheer up his friend
is manifest in every line. Lake had
stated, evidently, that he was suf
fering from the blues, and Edison
urged him to play a man's part, and
not yield to these things. In con
elusion, he said:
For God's sake and your own sake
and everybody else's sake that knows
you, shake off the blues and keep
Unequal to the Effort.
But Lake was not equal to the ef
fort. In his own words, written ia
response to this letter, he said: "It'
no use; I am lost." In that frame of
mind he came in from the field Wed
nesdav morning and ended it all with
the Winchester. Lake is spoken of
as a man of high character and real
ly blameless life, although in his de
spondency, he imagined himself ''lost.'
AT WHIPPING POST.
Portland Wife Beater First Victim of
Portland, Ore.. June 10.—The "whip
ping post" law passed at the session
of the legislature January last, was
carried into execution for the first
time today upon Charles McGlnty, con
victed of wife beating.
McGlnty was convicted in the state
circuit court and sentenced to receive
twenty lashes, the maximum punish
ment. The lashing was performed by
Jailer Grafton, under the direction of
Sheriff Thomas Word, and under the
supervision of Assistant County Phy
sician C. C. McCormack. The whip
was a braided blacksnnke. made of
rawhide, with four lashes. McGlnty,
after receiving the sentence, was tak
en to jail, where he was stripped to
the waist, and his manacled hands
tied to a door in the jail corridor above
his head. Although no attempt was
made to be unreasonably cruel, the
beating was as severe as the power, _
of the jailer was capable of adminis
tering. Blood was drawn at the fourth
blow from the lashes. McGlnty en- 1
deavored to be game throughout the
whipping, but the suffering he en
dured made him writhe and groan and
strain at the manacles binding his |
When the punishment had been con
eluded, McGlnty was released from
the manacles, and with but a slight I
assistance walked to the receiving
door of the Jail, and a few minutes
later left the jail unassisted.
McGlnty, who is a strapping young
fellow, was punished for having re
peatedly struck his wife, and for hav
ing blackened her eyes because she
refused to pay over to him hear earn -1
ings for him to squander.
Will Probably be Opened About March I
FI ret. in
Great Falls. June^l3.-Recent arrlv
als from the Flathead reservation re-1...
port that the surveyors are making
rapid progress in their work. Survey I
parties are to be seen in many sec- it
tions of the reserve, and it looks now
as though these men would be through
with their work by the first of Sep
There have been statements publish
ed that the reserve would not be ready 80
for settlement before the summer of ,
1906. But those best informed say ^
that everything will be ready for the
prospective settler by early spring.
The government program is to make
the allotments to the Indians next
fall and winter. Once the survey
stakes are driven, it will be very easy
to make the allotments. This work I
can be done during the winter months,
as well as in summer, so far as the I
government is concerned. I
From those best informed it is learn
ed that the reserve will be ready ln I in
the coming spring, say March 1. Just I
now many people are visiting the re
serve, so as to familiarize themselves Q
with the land that will be offered for
settlement. At present many strange
faces are seen in Kalispell. The vis- 1
itors are there for no other purpose I
than to post themselves as to the res-1
Bull Capsizes the Ferry Boat-Three I
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Others Including * Woman, 8av- 1
IN THE JUDITH
RIVER RAN HIGH AND STRONG
Body of Murray, Lost Two Weeks Ago,
Found Entangled in Ferry Boat
Down the River.
ed by Swimming.
Judith, June 11.—At 6:30 last
ening, June 10, the ferry boat was
crossing the Missouri river here. On
board were Carl Smith, the one in I
charge, Peter Rambert, Charlie Mills,
Mr. Jensen and wife. I
The boye, Smith, Rambert and
Mills, had crossed to the other I
Choteau county, to bring a bull back
to this side. The Jensen's live on that
aide, and were coming over here to
get the mail. The animal had been
taken on board but was not tied, and
when the boat was in the middle of
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the river, he proceeded to walk off
of the boat. As He stepped on the
apron, his weight forced the apron
down, and the water rushed into the
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boat and sank it. To the ferry boat
was tied a row boat. Carl Smith un
tied it, and four of the party got into
it—Smith, Rambert, Mr. Jensen and
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his wife. The row boat capsized.
Smith and Rambert knew nothing at
all about swimming and were drown-1
all about swimming and were
ed. The under current in the river is
very swift, the river, too, is high
now, and they never came to the sur
face after once going under.
Jensen is a fine swiipmer and he
managed to get his wife onto a sand
bar. They were saved. Charlie M i 1 13 j
had presence of mind enough tooling
to the ferry boat, and he was also sav
Car| nU Srrdth "has been"'working for I
G. R. Norris most of the time for the
ed. He swam to shore and notified
the people. A boat at once went to the
ones on the sand bar. A search was
made along the river but the bodies
have not yet been found.
last four years. He was a fine fellow,
His home is in Sweden. He has a
brother living in Hartford, Conn. All
who knew him admired nim. He was
honest and manly.
Peter Rambert came here to work
the 3rd of May. He came from Fort
Benton. Had only been in the state
a few months, having come herefrom
Iowa. His home is in Wisconsin.
The ferry boat broke away from
the cable some time in the night,
but was found this morning about a
mile below Here. Fastened to the
boat were the remains of a man by
the name of Murry, who wae drown
ed 25 miles above here two weeks ago
last Friday. .. .
For over two weeks parties have
searched the river for hie body and
this morning, while looking for these
poor boys' bodies and the lost ferry
boat, his body was found.
For job work in any lino, neatly
executed, call on the Argue Job office.
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Saloon Men Ma y Now Take Down
Their Bonds and Conduct Their
Places of Business as Before,
TELEPHONE FRANCHISE GRANTE
Billings-Lewistown Company Must
Fur „ iih city wlth 0 ne Tele
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phone — Against Cross Walks,
The $2,000 bond ordinance is now
thing of the past and has been
placed among the other curiosities
and relics of bygone times. This was
decided in the adjourned meeting of
the city council held Monday evening
in the council chamber. The only
dl8senting voIce was that oI Alderman
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John I ' aux ' who fou « ht the repealing
measure and steadfastly voted against
it when it came to ballot,
The ordinance passed last night
reads as f° ,lows:
"An ordinance providing for the
regulation of places where liquor is
80 j ( j an( j for the revocation of licenses
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^ or breach of said regulation,
Be it ordained by the City Council of
the City of Lewistown:
Section 1. Ordinance 71 of this
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clty - An ordinance providing for the
regulation of places where liquor is
sold and for the revocation of licen
seg for breach of sald regulaUo ns,"
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I be and the same hereby is repealed.
Section 2. This ordinance shall be
I in full force and effect from and af
I ter its passage and aprpoval.
Passed and approved this 12th day
Q f j (lnei 1905. j. e. PINKLEY,
Attest: H. LEONARD De KALB,
1 city Clerk,
I The vote on ihls measure stood as
follows: Ayes—Aldermen Smith,
Brown, Tubb, Bradbury and Sloan.
Nays—Alderman Laux. With this
vote Lewistown returns to the old
days when the gambling was wide
open and Lewistown was the haven
of the tin horns and sharks. There
is a state law against gambling, but
no effort was ever made to enforce
it. The city will now get a not in
significant piece of revenue from the
I Ramblers the fine« th <?y will be
forced to pay every three months or
so. It was this pecuniary considera
tion which was responsible for the
move of Monday evening.
Two other ordinances were passed
Monday evening. One which says
that sidewalks on all avenues cross
ing Main street shall be nine feet
wide for a block each way from Main
street, and the walk on Fourth
avenue shall be nine feet wide from
Main street to the city hall.
The other ordinance is to the effect
that, the number of retail liquor sa
loons in Lewistown is limited to sev
ev-lenteen. the number now in business
here, and the city treasurer is prohib
j te( j f rom i H suing licenses to any in
excess of this number without the
special permission of the city council,
I gome discussion was aroused by the
Petition of Brooks Bros, to be allowed
I to open the Tivoli and rent it to Mr.
I Grady, who was the proprietor of the
Place when It was closed by order of
the council last year. It was the sen
I timent. of the council that the place
should be kept closed, although no
definite action was taken. Other bus
| ness n f minor Importance was trans
Regular Meeting Thursday.
>pi, e f| mo 0 f the city council Thurs
day night was occupied chiefly in con
sidering the dandelirm nuis^ncc anvl
discussing a request for permission
L ]fty a cross walk f rom the Allen
& Robinson building to the Lang
building on Main street, those pres
«it., in ädditlon to the mayor being
Alderman Smith, Laux, Brown ana
-phe Dandelion Nuisance,
George J. Bach and thirty other cit
h'™« sont in the f o 1 i ow 1 ne commnn
ication in regard to the dandelions.
«^ve, the undersigned residents of
, be c Ry n f Lewistown, no hereby pe
tition your honorable body to take
steps towards eradicating the growth
of dandelions now about to ruin the
lawns of the city and the meadows ad
"Realizing that the beauty of the
city is menaced by the evil, and that
untold harm will he done in the future,
we believe immediate steps should
j K , takf . n> and respectfully suggest the
The city to keep the streets and
alleys clean of dandelions by plowing
them tip or otherwise, as may seem
best, and that an ordinance be pro
vided which will make it compulsory
for property owners to keep them
off their lots, and if not done, the
I city to take it in hand. Where vacant
lots exist and ™ > ook
them, the city to have power to clean
them, ami if not reimbursed in any
other way, to make such expense a
lien on the property, to be collected
at tax paying time."
The petition was referred to the
ordinance committee, and the matter
will tie given immediate consideration,
although it is feared that It will be
too late in the season to do much
good by the time an ordinance can
be made operative.
The Telephone Franchise.
The ordinance granting a franchise
to the Billings-l^ewistown Mutual Tel
ephone company, which has been pend
Ing since the last election, when the
taxpayers ordered the franchise grant
ed, was finally passed. The ordinance
went through without change, except
that a clause was added requiring the
company to furnish the city with one
telephone. The company notified the
council that its office was located in
the office formerly occupied by Hil
ger & Busenburg, and asked that the
city engineer be instructed to desig
nate where the poles for the line
should be placed in the city, which
was agreed to.
Against the Cross Walk.
The Fad Shoe Store, the Lewistown
Furniture company and others asked
permission to lay a cross walk from
the Allen & Robinson building to the
l.ang building, on Main street, the pe
titioners to pay all the expense and
conform to the city's regulations in
the matter. This was discussed for
nearly half an hour, and the conclu
sion was reached that such a step
would prove a bad precedent and lead
to undesirable results. The petition
was therefore denied.
Names Deputy Game Wardens.
Helena. June 12.—State Game War
den William F. Scott this afternoon
re-districted the state of Montana in
to eight districts each to be under a
deputy game warden and appointed
the following deputies, the new dis
tricts and appointments to become
effective June 15:
District No. 1—Comprising Flathead
county, the Blackfeet reservation and
the Lewis and Clark forest reserve;
M. J. I.awmb8, of Kalispell.
District No. 2—Teton, Chouteau and
Cascade: J. H. Hall of Cascade.
District No. 3—Valley and part of
Dawson; J. J. Amiott of Glasgow.
District No. 4—Sanders, Missoula,
Powell, Ravalli and Granite; P. H.
District No. 5—Silver Bow, Deer
Lodge, Beaverhead and Madison; Hen
ry Avare, Butte.
District No. 6—Lewis and Clark,
Jefferson. Broadwater, Meagher and
Fergus; Frank Hirsch, Helena.
District No. 7—Sweet Grass, Galla
tin and Carbon; Henry Ferguson of
District No. 8—Yellowstone and
Custer, and part of Dawson; appoint
ment to be made later.
PEACE MOVE ~
ROOSEVELT'S EFFORTS CROWN
ED WITH VICTORY—TWO NA
TIONS WILL TALK PEACE.
Washington, June 12.—Official
surance that the president's efforts
to bring Russia and Japan together
to discuss peace will be crowned with
success was brought to the white
house today by Count Cassini, the
Russian ambassador, who called by
appointment, and in the name o f Em
peror Nicholas formally accepted the
president's "offer of goou will."
The following official statement re
garding the conference was issued
at the white house:
"Ambassador Cassini has called to
express the Russian government's as
sent to the president's proposition
and to state they would appoint pleni
potentiaries to meet the plenipoten
tiaries of Japan to discuss the ques
tion of peace. The place of meeting
is at present being discussed.
During the past two weeks the pres
ident's efforts have been directed to
ward a mutual agreement to consider
terms of peace. This he accomplish
ed finally today. It remains now for
tho belligerent powers to name tholr
plenipotentiaries, and agree upon a
time and place for them to meet to
discuss terms and to negotiate a
treaty of peace. These details are
now under consideration, with a
bright prospect that such minor dif
ferences as may exist will be resolv
ed within a few days.
Japan was the first of the two pow
ers to indicate its acceptance of Pres
ident Roosevelt's proposition. The
formal response to his identical note
of Thursday last was received from
the Japanese government Saturday.
Informal assurance of acceptance of
the president's suggestion was recelv
ed from the Russiian government
little later, but the assurances from
St. Petersburg were not of the same
definite character as had been receiv
ed from Tokio. Early today Ambas
ed from Tokio. Early today
sador Meyer, at St. Petersburg, in
formed this government that Russia
had accepted the president's proposi
tion, and would name representatives
with plenary powers to meet plenipo
tentiaries of Japan. While satisfac
tory, Jhe response of Russia was not
in the same definite form as that of
Japan. It. had been the expectation
of the president to publish to the
world the replies of the two govern
ments to his identical note, but un
der the circumstances this could not
In addition to indicating the accep
tance by the Russian government, of
President Roosevelt's proposition.
Count Cassini informed the president
of Russia's desires as to the place
of meeting of the plenipotentiaries,
and named those who probably would
be delegated to represent the Russian
emperor. At the conclusion of the
conference Count Cassini declined to
discuss for publication the details of
his interview with President Roose
velt. Minister Takahira had a confer
ence with President Roosevelt at
o'clock this afternoon. The interview
lasted 35 minutes. The minister, in
response to inquiries, after the confer
ence .said that the situation was so
delicate that he did not feel free to
talk about it. President Roosevelt is
acting as an intermediary between
Russia and Japan. Russia, through
Ambassador Cassini, has indicated her
preference for one place for the hear
ing of the peace conference and Ja
pan, through Minister Takahira, has
suggested another. It is known that
neither Washington nor the battle
field of Manchuria was the selection
of either Russia or Japan. Further
than that, information of a definite
nature was withheld.
Negotiations between Washington
and St. Petersburg and between Wash
ington and Tokio are in progress, and
the final arrangements for the peace
conference in its essential details are
likely to be a question of only a few
days. As soon as the arrangements
are completed definitely, an armistice
will be agreed upon.
TWAS BIG DAY
Great Number of Visitors Assist Min
ers Union in Celebrating Their
PLENTY OF SPORT ALL DAY
Weather Was Favorable, Management
Excellent and Good Order Prevail
ed—Address by Roy Ayera.
North Moccasin Miners's Union No.
Ill, of Kendall, was fortunate in hav
ing a splendid day yesterday for tho
celebration of the natal day of the
great labor organization of miners,
and equally fortunate were the hun
dreds of visitors in being the guests
of the hospitable citizens of the great
gold camp. Not an unpleasant Inci
dent marred the pleasure of the day;
the committees in charge of the pro
gram seemed to have everything well
in hand; the big crowd was in the
best of humor and remained so all
tli rough the day, and it would have
been impossible 10 have better order.
During the progress of the drilling
contest and the other exercises not a
disorderly or drunken person was to
tie seen on the grounds.
At 10:30 o'clock in the forenoa
the union and visiting members of
other unions paraded up and down
Main street, led by tne Knights of
Pythias band, Marshal of the Day
Berry C. Robinson having command
of the line. At the close of the par
ade the crowd proceeded to the
grounds at the west end of Main
street, where Chairman Charles Fa
sel called the meeting to order.
Two Good Address««.
J. M. Parrent, on behalf of the un
ion, then made a neat address of wel
come, and was followed by County
Attorney Roy E. Ayers, orator of the
day, who entertained the gathering
for 30 minutes with an address appro
priate to the occasion. Mr. Ayers waa
in excellent form and his well deliver
ed oration evidently struck a respon
sive chord, judging from the applause
ho received. His address is reproduc
ed in full at the close of this article.
The drilling contest began at 1:30
in the afternoon and was the principal
event of that part of the exercises.
Seven teams, representing the mines
at Kendall and Maiden, were entered,
Hortop and Jenkins, of the Kendall
mines, pulling down the first prize of
$100 with 34 10-16 iuenes to their
credit. Fossam and Bertrand won
second money and crowded the lead
ers too close for comfort with 34 7-16
inches. This team earned $50. Mc
Millan and McDonald, a Maiden team,
drilled 3214 inches; Weiglanda and
Johnson ami Foote and Koko tied for
fourth place with 29Vfe inches to the
credit of either team. Both of these
teams were unlucky with their drill
steel. McCarthy and Haas drilled In
to fifth place with 29 5-12 inches, and
Carmichael and Fickus, two light
weights, were the tail enders with
28 3-16 inches.
The greased pig followed the drill
ing match, but some fellow that was
wise to greased pig contests stood
near the box and caught the oleagin
ous porker before he had time to get
up any speed. The tug of war, Ken
dall against the Earth, was won by
Kendall in two straight pulls. Henry
Wareham's black racer won the first
horse race, with W. F. Nelson's chest
nut a good second. There were four
entries in this race.
Eddie Crowley, of Lewistown. cap
Eddie Crowley, of Lewistown. cap
tured the stakes in the 100 yard foot
race, in which there were seven con
testants, and D. W. Redding took sec
ond money. The ladles' foot race was
won by Miss I,aura Martin, with Miss
Katie Awberry second. Clark Fergu
son came first and V'. D. Gilmore sec
ond in the sack race, and Georg©
Smith and Leonard Biglin won the
first and second prizes in the boy's
foot race. Eight little girls ran in
the girl's foot race, Pauline Hutchins
being first, and Nad I.eah Kimball
One of the pleasant features of the
day was the musical program render
ed by the K. of P. band, recently or
ganized in the camp. Under the lead
ership of Andrew Mullen, the band is
fast becoming a really creditable mu
The Lewistown and Kendall gun
clubs had a most interesting meet
during the day; in fact the members
were so interested in the work that
they didn't stop for dinner until 4
o'clock in the afternoon. A challenge
had been issued by the Kendall club
for a team shoot between the two
clubs, a purse of $50 being hung up
for the winner. The shoot was at 25
birds for each contestant, each team
having ten men. Lewistown won the
purse with a score of 136 birds, the
Kendall team making 131. Hirsch, for
the Lewistown team, made the high
score of 20 birds, and Charles D .Al
len for the Kendall team made 19
birds. The visiting club members
are all enthusiastic over their recep
tion by the members of the Kendall
A brief summary of the day is that
North Moccasin Miner's Union and
the citizens of Kendall had prepared
to entertain their guests in the pleas
antest way at their command. A
large and happy crowd were present
to be entertained. The weather was
Ideal and the whole entertainment
was an unqualified success.
The ball in the evening at Cook's
hall was well attended and netted a
neat sum for the promoters.
Among the visitors Gilt Edge and
Malden had large representations, and
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