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Busby gloves, $1.25 at ''The Fad." For sale, 1,000 acres of O. K. scrip. Hilger & Busenburg. A. N. Hoffman of La Crosse. Wis., is a business visitor to this city. Mike Riser and wife of Kendall left Lewistown last Thursday morning for Idaho. II. Leonard DeKalb, lawyer. Office rooms 5 and 6, Alle/i & Robinson building. Mrs. L. P. Slater, three children and two sisters went to Maiden the last of the week and remained over Sunday with Mrs. Slater's father. Buy Montana grown alfalfa seed at the Judith Hardware Co. and take no chances on seeding your place with Canada thistle and other pests of weeds. W. H. Jenkins of Helena has re cently been added to the roll of em ployes of the Lewistown Commercial company. About Feb. 1 he will suc ceed J. H. Zeitler as bookkeeper for the business, Mr. Zeitler having re signed to engage in another business. Red's barber shop is now under the Bank of Fergus County. The people of Lewistown were greatly disappointed that the enter tainment by Christian Hansen, the great violinist, had to be postponed indefinitely on account of the small pox scare. Mr. Hansen is one of the best violinists in the country and a previous performance given in this city insured him a big house had he been able to appear last night. If you are looking for an up-to-date shoe call on A. Dahl, the shoemaker. Good quality at reasonable prices. The' city has been filled with com mercial travelers for the past week or ten days. The boys are now hustling out with their summer stuff and very few of them miss Lewistown, as it is not only one of the best business towns in the state, but, as one of them put it, "it is the livest town on the road." The bunch always adds more or less to its livelinese when they happen in. H. Leonard DeKalb, lawyer. Office rooms 5 and 6, Allen & Robinson building. Johnny Abel returned Friday night from St. Paul, to which city he went about two weeks ago for the purpose of purchasing a complete set of furni ture for the butcher shop of Abel Bros. He says that he bought some most up-to-date goods, which will be along within a couple of weeks and will be installed in the new Laux building, which will by that time be completed. Johnny and "Billy" Abel are two live, enterprising young men and are always found abreast of the times. They are deserving of the suc cess which is coming to them. Dr. C. R. Symmes. physician & sur geon. Office, room 5 over Bank of Fer gus County. Phone No. 05. Judge E. K. Cheadle, who has been in Helena since the first of the legis lative session in the interest of cer tain legislation which is of importance to Fergus county, returned home Sat urday evening. The judge say that there was considerable interest mani fested in the legislative proceedings during the time that they were bal loting for senator, but that since the senatorial fight was over the solons have settled down to routine work and there is little of excitement going on. He thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the capital city, which was in the nature of a vacation for him, and is now feeling in excellent shape to take care of whatever may come before him judicially to determine. During his absence his official quarters were re furnished and he is much pleased with the change. Go to the Juaith Hardware for paints, oils and window glass. Possessing a burning thirst and not possessing the wherewith with which to satisfy it, W. F. Smith last Thurs hay morning helped himself to a few bottles of wet goods which some other man had bought and as a consequence is spending a session in the big stone house with the stone floor and iron doors on the hill. Frank Stephens was preparing to take a long, cold ride out to the ranch and, in order to keep out the cold or to keep in the heat, pro vided himself with a bottle of liquor and a few bottles of beer. He placed them in his buggy at the Elkhorn liv ery barn and then went across the street to attend to some other busi ness. When lie returned to the buggy he found that someone had "swiped" his heating apparati. He decided to try to catch the thief and did not start out at once but hid himself near the buggy. A few moments later, one of the barn hands caught Smith in the act of taking the remainder of the bottles from the buggy. He was taken in charge and turned over to the offi cers. Jesse Pinkley, proprietor of the stable, preferred a charge of petit lar ceny against Smith. He was tried in the court of J ustice McFarland. The case was a clear one and he was given a sentence of ten days in jail and to pay a fine of fifteen dollars. Busby gloves, $1.25 at "The Fad." Dr. Foley, telephone No. 160. Roy E. Ayers, attorney, office in the court house. Subscribe for the Democrat. All the news all the time. Albert Weydert is in Butte on a business trip this week. Men's Goodyear, 4 buckle overshoes rolled sole, $2.00 at "The Fad." Red Johnson is now doing business in his new location under the Bank of Fergus County. The monthly business meeting of St. James" Guild will be held at the rectory Friday afternoon. Feb. 3. T. W. Warren, the old reliable dia mond dealer, has a fine selection of diamonds. Any size to suit. Prices right. John A'exander of Straw was a bus ness visitor to this city Saturday and Sunday, returning home Monday morning. Artie Baker of Gilt Edge was in the city the last of the week looking for a house for his father, who will move his family to this town the latter part of the week. Paul A. Hoskins and Nettie May Snyder, both of Moore, were married in the office of J ustice McFarland Wednesday afternoon, the Judge per forming the ceremony. J. II. McCormick, mill superintend ent for the Gold Reef Mining Co., and Robt. Turnbull, mine superintendent, are in the city today. Mr. Turnbull is accompanied by his wife and two children. Austin Middleton of Miles City ar rived in the city last night and has taken a position with the Golden Rule store. Mr. Middleton is a very pleasant gentleman and will, no doubt, add to the popularity of the Golden Rule. The amount of extra sales on hand painted china, cut glass, silverware, etc., during the past seven days proves to us that our customers appreciate the fact that we are saving them 25 cents on every dollar. Consequently we will continue this great money saving sale a few days longer. Mon tana Hardware Co. A meeting of the city council was held in the city hall last evening to approve the bonds which the saloon men of the city must file under the new ordinance. But two bonds were filed for approval. Another meeting will be held this evening, when every saloon man in town must file a bond and have it approved or be prepared to close their places tomorrow morn ing. Ernest II. Richards was a passenger on the Monday morning train en route for Peniel, Texas, to attend the col lege and Bible school of which Dr. A. M. Hills is president, for the purpose of preparing for active service for God and humanity. His friends will miss him, but pray that lie may become a power for good and a blessing to thou sands. —Cont ri bu t ed. W. R. Hirsch & Son last week pur chased the Silver Moon Cafe of W. J. Edgecombe and took possession the middle of the week. The New Ideal Cafe has been consolidated with the Silver Moon and there is now but the one restaurant. Mr. Hirsch and son, Will, are experienced restaurant men and promise to make the Silver Moon better than ever. They have a good location on Main street and will un doubtedly make the business an en tire success. Damas Taillon, who presides with such majestic grace and widespread popularity over that favorite "sluff" retreat, the Silver Dollar, returned Saturday night from a business and pleasure trip out over the state. He was in Helena for several days and was shown the town by the boys. He spent a few days out at Corbin with "Billy" Waldorf and "Billy" Draper, who are developing a copper proposi tion in that district. Dan is also in terested in the property with the boys. Men's Goodyear, 4 buckle overshoes rolled sole, $2.00 at "The Fad." A meeting of the gentlemen who are to become members of the new social club, which is to be organized in this city, met in the city hall last night to further the plans of organi zation. A board of nine directors was selected and it was agreed by vote of the members present that the club shall be located in the second story of the Allen & Robinson building on Main street. The location is gener ally considered as favorable as could be secured in the city. Another meet ing will be held soon for the purpose of electing officers and taking other steps toward a complete organization. The Rev. Albert Pfaus went up to the ranch of A. W. Beck yesterday af ternoon and united in marriage Hans Nelson and Miss Elizabeth Beck, the marriage taking place at 4 o'clock. Immediately after the ceremony, an elegant wedding dinner was servad. A large number of relatives and friends of the two families were pres ent. The groom is a prosperous ranch er and has the respect and confidence of all who are acquainted with him. The bride is one of Fergus county's most charming daughters and will make a true and faithful wife. Dr. F. F. Attix. Tel. 132. Busby gloves, $1.25 at "The Fad." Five room house to rent. Inquire of Roy E. Ayers. Dr. Myron E. Curtis, dentist. Of fice over the postoffice. Get a pair of specially made up shoes at A. Dahl's, t lie shoemaker. Leave orders for Allen Brew's coal at Woodman & Charters'. Telephone 125. Go to Red's barber shop in the base ment of the new Bank of Fergus Coun ty building. Mrs. B. C. White and children went out to the ranch near Garneill yester day morning. For Rent—Thirteen rooms, suitable for offices or lodging. Apply to Wal ter Knight, Sloan block. Men's Goodyear. 4 buckle overshoes rolled sole, $2.00 at "The Fad." Patronize home industries. Buy home-rendered, pure leaf lard. The best and cheapest. Abel Bros. If you are looking for reduced prices in shoes overshoes and rubbers call on A. Dahl, the shoemaker. Blackford & Blackford, attorneys, First National bank building. Don't forget that Surprenant, the sign writer, is doing business at the old stand. We wish to impress upon the mem ory of the people of Fergus county that their money at all times will buy as much at the Judith Hardware as any other store in Lewistown. Hon. David Hilger left yesterday morning for Helena on a business trip. He expects to be back Thursday evening. E. O. Busenburg made a business trip to Flatwillow and vicinity last week. He says that stock is looking fine and that stock men are well pre pared for the winter, all having suffi cient feed to carry them through the winter. M. J. Dignan and wife of Gilt Edge were visitors to this city Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Dignan is the pro prietor of the new steam laundry, re cently started in Gilt Edge, and is making a complete success of the en terprise. Mrs. G. Williams who, with her husband, resides at the residence of R. W. Clifford of Trout creek, at tempted to commit suicide last Fri day evening about 7 o'clock but her efforts proved unsuccessful and she will soon be enjoying as good health as before she made the rash attempt to put an end to her existence. She placed a 32-caliber revolver to her forehead and fired. But she evident ialy held the gun at too great an angle for the bullet, instead of entering her head, was deflected by the frontal bone, one half of it cutting the skin to the right of the forehead and the other half taking the opposite direction. Her husband who was in another room, rushed to the side of his wife and thought that she had accomplished her purpose. He hur ried to the Trout Creek school house a few hundred yards away where re ligious services were being held and interrupted the services with the statement that Ills wife had killed herself. One man went to Garneill after Dr. Better), while others went to the Clifford house with the half distracted husband. They found the would-be suicide with a towel tied around her head and busily engaged wiping the blood from the floor. The doctor's examination showed that nothing more than a scalp wound had been inflicted. Domestic trouble is supposed to have been the cause of the rash attempt. ONE CASE OF SMALLPOX. T. J. Tubb Afflicted-Precautionary Measures By Board of Health. Lewistown is just now undergoing her annual smallpox scare but it is likely that, with precautionary meas ures which are being taken by the board of health, the disease will be confined to a very few cases and there is no reason for any undue ex citement over the situation at the present time. T. J. Tubb, the contractor, is the first and, up to the present time, the only case reported. He was quaran tined last week and his physicians state that his case is of a very mild nature. How and where he contract ed the disease, he is unable to tell. He has exposed no one else to tlie con tagion and the health officers think that the disease may be stopped in its incipiency. By way of precaution, all public meetings have been pro hibited. The churches were all closed last Sunday and dances, entertain ments ect., have been prohibited. The school board field a meeting yes terday morning in the office of Chair man Busenburg and decided that all teachers and children of the public schools must be vaccinated by tomor row morning or lie excluded from the school room. The doctors of the city have been vaccinating people for the past week and sore arms will be the vogue for a few weeks. The cane and crutch market will probably show an upward tendency. CONSUMPTION CLAIMS VICTIM Dr. LeRoy George Succumbs to the Ravages of the Dread Difease After Long Illness. HE CAME HERE FOR HIS HEALTH But the Climate Did Net Check the Rrvages of Tuberculosis-ls Buried Yesterday. I>r. LeRoy George, a young dentist who recently came to this city from Dalton. Illinois for the benefit of his health died at the home of Walter Cox last Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, consumption being the cause of death. With the young man at the time of his death were his mother, his wife and cousin, Walter Cox. He was con scious until a few moments before the end which was not. unexpected as the doctor had been wasting away for weeks and it had become merely a matter of days with him. Undertaker George Creel took charge of the body and prepared it for buriel. The funeral services were field yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Cox home on upper Main street, the Rev. W. A. Winters of the M. E. church preforming the last sad rites over the body. Interment was made in the city cemetry. Dr. LeRoy George was borne in Wisconsin 30 years ago and about four years ago, was graduated from a medical college in Chicago. He lo cated in Dalton, Illinois for the prac tice of his profession but was shortly afterwards afflected witli tuberculosis and, after doing all that could be done in the east to eradicate the di sease from his body, finally came to Lewistown in the hope that the change of climate would benefit him. He was accompanied by his wife and they made their fiome witli their cousin, Walter Cox, and family since coming here. The change did not arrest the rav ages of the disease and since Thanks giving, lie has been confined to his bed the greater part of ttie time. He gradually wasted away and all hopes of any improvement was abandoned both by himself and by his family. But lie bore his sufferings with pati ence and fortitude and camly pre pared for the inevitable, lie was as cheerful as one could be under the terrible circumstances and did all that he could to lighten the load which was upon the hearts of his young wife and relatives. He leaves, to mourn his untimely passing, a wife, a four weeeksoldbaby, mother, father, one brother and one sister. His mother arrived in the city about a month ago and has since been a constant attendant at the iied side of her son. The Judith Hardware Co. have h competent plumber, hot water ami steam heating man in their employ that will give you estimates on any thing in that line any time, and we absolutely guarantee his work. TIBB-0TTEN NUPTIALS. Happy Occasion at Home of Herman Often Wednesday Evening. The home of Mr and Mrs. Herman Otten of Cottonwood was the scene of happiness and feasting on the even ing of January 25th, when their daughter, Elisa, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. George W. Tubb. This auspicious oc casion had been anticipated for sever al days by the relatives and (lie favor ed friends, who gathered at the ap pointed time and filled the hospitable rooms to overflowing. At seven o'clock to the thrilling strains of Mendels sohn's wedding march the wedding party were ushered into the spacious parlors, and took their position for the ceremony before the Reverend Albert Pfaus, the officiating clergyman. The rites which followed were beautiful and impressive, including the ring ceremony. The bride was given away by her father. She was attended by Miss Cecily Blackford of Grayville, Illinois, who acted as bridesmaid and by her young sister, Miss Ella Otten. The groom was supported by Mr. Thomas Knight. Little Misses Cecily and Marjorie Blackford were sweet as flower girls. The bride was arrayed in a most becoming and elegant cos tume of white silk net and white taffeta, over which was gracefully ■draped the wedding veil. The brides maid's gown was a handsome one of white silk and lace, while the blue silk costume of Miss Ella Otten added a charming touch of color. The groom and the best man were attired in conventional evening dress. After the hearty congratulations at the the close of the ceremony, the guests were invited to the beautifdlly deco OVERSHOE Goodyear GloOe Brand. 3S Men's j-buekle rolled sole.......... Men s 4-buckle jersey. cloth upper......... Men's i buckle snow excluders, rolled sole.. Men's motorman "alters, rolled soles .... Men's Romeo Alaskas............ Boys' i-buckle Arctics.................... i oo Youths' i-buckle Arctics............ - r Women's 3-buckle Kmpress............. Women's Romeo Alaskas........... Misses' 3-buckle Empress.................... Childrens 3-buckie Kmpress............ German sox, wool sox, "loves and mittens at than elsewhere. Mail Orders promptly lower prices filled. We are non? located in the Nen> Lang Building Get in line. Go to "THE FAD" SHOE STORE A. L. d'AUTREMONT, Prop. Miiiri Street lewistown rated dining room, where, during the rendition of exquisite music, they partook of a bountiful vtedding feast, at which joy reigned supreme. Elab orate gifts, the remembrances of many friends, were exhibited in the library. At a late hour, after an exchange of good wishes, the guests took their de parture, the bride and groom leaving for their new home in Lewistown where they will i»e at home to their friends after March 1st. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. Herman Otten, president of the First. Nation al Bank of Lewistown and a long time resident of Cottonwood. The groom is a prosperous builder and architect of Lewistown and has the good wishes of a wide circle of friends. Following is a list of the guests: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Miner. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mears, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pfaus, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Otten, Mr. and Mrs. William Blackford, Mrs. T. J. Tubb, Mrs. G. J. Bach, Mrs. Brewer, Misses Minnie Hopkins, Ella Ottten, Blackford, Camastral; Henry Otten, Herman Otten, Jr., T. B. Knight, Roy Hopkins, Emil Kineschy, Thomas Kelly. Text Iniative and Referendum. Helena, Jan. 27.—The following is the initiative and referendum bill introduced by Senator Ralston: Section 1. There shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state of Montana for the next general elec tion, the following amendment to section 1, article V of theconstltution of t he state of Montana: That section 1, article V of the con stitution be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 1. The legislative author ity of the state shall be vested in a legislative assembly, consisting of a senate and house of representatives) but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and amend ments to the constitution and to en act or reject tlie same at the polls, independent of the legislative assem bly and also reserve power at their own option to approve or reject at the polls, any act of the legislative assembly. The first power reserved by the people is the initiative, and not more than 5 per cent of the legal voters shall be required to propose any measure by such petition, and every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so pro posed. Initiative petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than four months before the elec tion at which they are to lie voted upon. "The second power is the referen dum, and it may be ordered (except as to laws necessary for the immedi ate preservation of the public peace, health and safety) either by the pe tition signed by 5 per cent of the legal voters, or by the legislative assembly, as other bills are enacted. Referendum petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state not more than !M) days after the final adjourn ment of the session of the legislative assembly which passed the bill on which the referendum is demanded. The veto of the governor shall not ex tend to measures referred to the peo ple by the legislature or by referendum of initiative petitions. All elections on measures referred to the people of the state shall be had at the biennial regular general election. Any meas ure referred to the people shall take effect and become a law when it is approved by a majority oft lie votes cast thereon, and not otherwise. The legislature shall have the power to refer acts and public questions to the people. "The whole number of votes cast for justice of the supreme court at the regular election last preceding the filing of any petition for the refer endum or for the initiative shall be the basis on which the number of leg al petitions and orders for the initi ative and for the referendum shall be filed with the secretary of state, and in submitting the same to the people, he, and all other officers, shall be guided by the general laws and the act submitting Ihisamendment, until leg islation shall be especially provided therefor. Sect ion 5. That section 20, article V of the statutes of the state of Mon tana be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 20 . The enacting clause of every law shall be as follows: "He it, enacted by the people of Montana." This section shall not be construed to deprive any member of the legis lative assembly of the right to intro duce any measure. Sect ion 3. That separate official bal lot s be used at, the general election to be held in November, lJKXi, and shall have printed there on the words: "For the amendments to the constitution providing for the direct, legislation," and the words: "Against the amend ments to the constitution providing for direct, legislation." Section 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Don't forget that Surprenant, the sign writer, is doing business at the old stand. Notice. I have decided to go out of the blacksmlthing business the last, of January. All parties indebted t,o the firm will call and settle at the Dark Horse livery stable. L. Nodbon. Read the Fergus County Democrat Manflcal Stars at Rehearsals. Once a star shows herself to he let ter pertVct iti Hues and thoroughly fa miliar with the business she is not compelled to attend every rehearsal, but her part is taken by the assistant stage director or an understudy. This Is presumably because, being a song bird, she requires time to rest and re cuperate in order to keep her voice Ip condition. One of the odd features of musical rehearsals is what is known us tho "shoe try-on," which is in reality a rehearsal for the firm receiving tho contract for "shoeing" the production. It is absolutely essential that chorus people should be easy und comfortable on their feet, so one- morning is set aside for the fitting of the shoes. The shoe man, with u corps of assistants, comes to the playhouse and, in tho presence of the manager or his repre sentatives, tries on every pair of shoes ordered.—New York Press. Dfftrnelf'a "Nerve." Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beacons field), premier of England, was noted for his nonchalance und what would be called in American slang "nerve." One time when he wus still a young man he was driving with Sir Philip Rose to Shrewsbury, where, at the general election, he had been nominat ed as the Conservative candidate for parliament. As they neared the bor ough Sir Philip noticed a large poster, stopped the carriage and, calling Ills friend's attention to It, remarked, "It Is something about you." Disraeli read the words printed in large let ters, "Judgment debts of Benjamin Disraeli, Tory candidate for Shrews bury." Underneath was a list of debts upon which judgment bad been signed. This lie perused carefully. Then he turned to Sir Philip and said placidly: "IIow accurate It is. Now let us go on or we shall be late." He won the election. A Story of Lory Stone. A characteristic story is told of Lucy Btone. At one of her early lectures, when she made a strong statement of the injustice some of our laws did to women and an appeal to have them righted, a hiss, clear and strong, came out of the audience. The little crea ture stepped nearer to the front, quick ly ran her eye over the audience, its tened her gaze upon one point ond said: "Somebody hisses. I am glad of !t. Hiss it again, my fat friend, for It is a shameful fact and deserves to be hissed." The audience was over come with laughter and appreciated her ready wit. The man felt as much like a goose as a man can feel. He got his head down before she had finished her sentence, but her finger ■till pointed at him. His head went lower and lower, and as soon as the audience turned from looking at him he slipped out and was gone.