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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
ITOUT « KELLY, Publishers Subscription, per Year.............$2,50 LEWISTOWN, MONT., March 21. Published Weekly. TWO STRAIGHT TICKETS The democrats and republicans of Lewistown have followed out the sug gestion of the Democrat, made three weeks ago, and will place two straight tickets in the field. It will be a clean cut, open contest to deter mine who will administer the affairs of the city for the next twelve months. While some may favor the fusion ar rangement, the Democrat believes that the two straight tickets is the better for the city. Each party knows that in order to win, it must place the best men that it can com mand on the tieket. This will insure an efficient city government under any circumstances. And further, the successful candidates will know that their official acts will be closely scrutinized by an ever-watchful oppo nent and will, therefore, put forth an unusual effort to perform the duties in the best possible manner. The democrats are thoroughly organized and ready for the contest. They will wage it cleanly and honestly. Let the republicans do likewise and there will be no soreness when the final result is announced. WILL BENEFIT THE CITY At the approaching city eleciton, the people will be asked to vote upon sev eral franchises, one of which is for the Lewistown-Billings Mutual Telephone company. This company was organ ized in this city and behind it are some of llie most responsible business men of the town and county. The purpose of the new compay is to con nect Lewistown and Billings by tele phone, something for which there has long been a pressing demand. The new line will also connect Lew istown with all of the southern and southeastern portions of this county and will benefit, not only the mer chants and business men of this city but will also be of great convenience to the stockmen and ranchers who live a long distance from town. By means of the 'phone, business which formerly went to Billings will be brought to this city. It will bring our city into close touch with one of tire most prosperous sections of our big county and will serve to unite the different portions of t lie county morel closely in a business and social way. The new company ask for nothin det rimental to the interests of Lewis town and their application should re ceive favorable consideration at the hands of the voters. THE SHAME OF COLORADO. Be it said to their everlasting shame, the republican legislature of Colorado have taken the unexpectedly radical action, of deciding the governorship contest of that state in favor of the notoriously infamous Peabody, turn ing Alva Adams, the regularly elected governor out of the office. To show that the legislators themselves be lieved that they were not acting right, they compromised with their cons cience by making Peabody promise to resign as soon as sworn in and leave the state in the hands of the lieuten ant governor. Thus are the people of Colorado de prived of their just rights by the nar rowest, sort of patisanship. Either Adams or Peabody should be the gov ernor. Adams was elected by a large majority and even the throwing out of several strong democratic precincts where there was a shadow of reason for believing that fraud had been com mitted, lie still had a good majority. But in the face of these things, the legislators chose to thwart the will of the people by giving the office to a man who never was a candidate for the place. There have been many blots on the escutcheon of the state of Colorado during the last two years, and this latest one, painted by the duly elected law-makers, is not the least hideous of the lot. It shames not only Colorado, but our republican form of govern ment. Revival Meetings. Evangelist Haudenschild arrived in the city Wednesday evening and with in an hour had started the revival campaign in the First Methodist Episcopal church. An audience of three hundred greeted him in his first service and the interest and number in attendance are increasing [daily. It will pay any man to hear this fear less, thorough man of the gospel. His subject are as follows: Tuesday even ing, "Sin, its effect and consequence." Wednesesy evening, "Unprofitable Choice." Thursday evening, "Goes it Pay?" a subject not exclusively but especially for men. Other subjects will be announced later. BAND CONCERT LAST NIGHT. Interesting Program Rendered at the Benefit Concert of Lewistown Band An excellent rendition of a very at tractive program was given last even ing by the Lewistown band at Cul ver's hall in the presence of a large and appreciative audience. The band for the occasion comprised twenty two pieces and reflected credit on the management of the leader, L. N. Du Clos. The selections by the orchestra during the latter half of the program were very good. Mrs. DuClos gave two very nicely rendered vocal selections, and the song by Louis Blodgett met with a warm reception. Professor Peterson treated the audience to some excep tionally good selections on the phono graph, and the entire program was well received. Presbyterian Notices. Walter B. Miner will lead theChris tian Endeavor meeting Thursday night. Topic: "Glorifying God inOur Daily Lives." Y. P. S. C. E. social Friday, the 31st, not the 24th. Next Sunday evening the service will be conducted by the Women's Missionary society at7:30. Thisisthe annual praise meeting, and at this time the annual thank offering will be taken for missions. Hen by C^uickenden, Pastor. dan McDonald resigns. Montana's President of the American Labor Union Retires. Denver, March 17.—A letter was re ceived by Harvey E. Garman today stating that Daniel McDonald, presi dent of the American Labor union, whose headquarters are now in Chica go, has tendered his resignation to the executive board of that organiza tion and that it will be accepted. He will be succeeded by David C. Coates, vice president of the union, former lieutenant governor of Colorado, but now in charge of the Idaho State Tribune, at Wallace, Idaho. The cause for President McDonald's resignation is not given, but it is sup posed he is not strictly in accord with the proposed policy of the organiza tion which has in view a renewal of the rivalry with the American Fed eration of Labor. St. James' Church Notices. March 26, third Sunday in Lent. Morning prayer and holy communion at 11. Course of sermons on "The Christian Life" continued: "Fallsand Hepentances." Evening prayer at 7:30. Sermon on "Our Lord's Second Temptation." Sunday school at 12:30. Every Wednesday at 7:30 short serv ice, with introduction on "The Apos tles' Creed." Every Friday at 10 a. m. litany, with an address on "The Collect for the Week." Choir prac tice Thursdays at 7:30. Nhe weekly Lenten working party will be held Thursday at 2:30 at the rectory. Host sses, Mrs. Hedges and Mrs. Wakefield. H. G. Wakefield, Rector. Bids Wanted. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Judith Basin Milling Co., until April 4tli, for the erection of their Mill Elevator Penstock and Flume. We ask for bids, the con tractor to furnish all of the material or to perform the labor only, the Judith Basin Milling Co., to furnish all material. Plans and specifications can be seen at the company's office. certified check of 10 per cent to show good faith must accompany all bids. Bids will be opened on April 5th at 5 p. m. We have the right to reject any or all bids. Judith Basin Milling Co. UTICA. Hon. J. C. Huntoon is up from Lewistown and is attending to his business interests in Utica and vicin ity. P. T. Sweeney of the Yogo Sapphire company was down this week and re ports everything as lovely at the above works. Mr. G. 11. Ilegsted of Billings came up on Tuesday's coach from Lewistown and has accepted a position with the Utica Mercantile Co. C. T. Gadsden, superintendent and R. John Mellor, timekeeper, of the New Alines Sapphire Syndicate were in town for a short time this week. Messrs. 11. Wagner and F. B. Peter son of Lewistown came up Thursday on a combined business and pleasure trip. While here they visited the New Mine Sapphire Syndicate works and other places of interest. Mr. Pe terson disposed of a Victor Talking Machine and tuned several of the numerous pianos in this vicinity. Mr. Wagner visited mostly, and this kept him busy for he has numerous friends in this neighborhood who are always glad to see him. They re turned home Sunday. Mr. .T. L. Morris entertained a com pany of friends in his cozy quarters on Main street, at one of the now cel ebrated "Bach. Feeds" last Thursday evening. Jim got the biggest and fattest turkey he could find for the occasion and the way it was cooked would put a grin, a mile wide on an Egyptian mummy. As the "fixins , were in proportion it is superfluous to add that none of the guests left hungry. Those present were: Messrs, C. M. Belden. E. L. Jackson, II. Gates, Dr. Poska, Z. L. Judd, J. L., and E, A. Morris. GILT EDGE BREVITIES. William Gillun walks with a cane yet from his injury in the mill over a month ago. A large number of the the sporting fraternity including tin-horns and rounders went to Kendall on the 10th Gilt Edge has been quite dull this month. The failure of Whiskey Gulch payday has caused many to leav the camp. J. Hickey and William Cruse of Helena were in town several days last week looking at the Turnblade group of claims. They were favorably im pressed with the smelting ore and probably will do business here. On retnrning from Kendall last Friday night, Thomas McGee's team got away from him in the Spotted Horse canyon and ran into a wire fence and one of the horses was so badly injured that it had to be killed. McGee was brought home by the Gilt Edge laundry wagon on its return from Kendall. He had one ear badly cut and a ruined suit of clothes and a badly dilapidated buggy as the re sult of his Kendall experience. The Eagles are making all neces sary preparations for a grand time on St. Patrick's Day. The Aerie hall has been well arranged and decorated by careful hands and all plumage properly oiled and adjusted, so if you purchase a ticket you will be well paid for what it costs you even if you don't dance. Every effort will be made by the birds to entertain their cooing mates in true bonhomie style. A son was born to the wife of Mr. I). Linebarger this (Monday) morning. Maiden John Oest was in from his ranch last Friday. J. W. Moore spent a few days in Lewistown last week. Barney ITedigan is on the sick list, suffering with tonsilitis. Henry Willard was a business caller in Gilt edge this week. Mr. and Mrs. Limbach of Whiskey Gulch were in town Sunday. Cliff I)eyo has moved from Lewis town to his ranch west of town. Roy Matthews who has been work ing at Collar Gulch was in Lewistown last week. Mrs. II. McIntyre left Tuesday morning ior Great Falls to visit her mother who is very sick. Arthur Warsdell who has been working at Whiskey Gulch visited with his brother at Spotted Horse last week. A caucus was held last Saturday af ternoon to nominate three school trustees. The election will be held April 1st. J. L. Stuart who has been working on the War Eagle property south of town, spent a few days in Lewistown last week. He has returned to work accompanied by J. D. Burr. A1 Sellers brought in a fine sample of high grade which he found in the tunnel he is driving into the Florence hill. A1 is well pleased with the ore as it carries high value. W. E. Wilson who has been work ing on his mining property near the divide since last October, was in town over Sunday. He reports a large body of ore of high value. He also predicts that the property is more valuable than anything ever found in such luantity in these mountains. Mr. F. E. Curtis and R. II. Dorn and wife of Jamestown, N. Y. arrived in town last week. Mr. Curtis remain ed but a few days but expressed him self well pleased with this country. Mr. Dorn and svife expect to make this their future home as he is inter ested in the Maginnis mine which they expect to have in full operation ery soon. Report of the Condition -OF THE FIRST NATION All BANK OF LEWISTOWN -AT Letfistortn, in the State of Montana, At the Close of Business March 14,1905 of 1IESUFKCES Loans and discounts..................$435,455 01 Overdrafts, secured anil unsecured. 13.013 01 U. S. Iionds to secure circulation____ 25,000 00 remiumson U. S. bonds............. 1,203 13 Bonds, securities, etc................. 1.314 50 Baukiinr house, furniture & fixtures 12,300 00 Due from national banks (not re serve agents)........................ 4,815 13 Due from state banks and bankers.. 1,280 07 Due from approved reserve agents.. 15,013 4.2 Checks and oilier cash items........ Notes of other national banks...... ■'factional paper currency, nickel and cents........................... Specie........................S 33.510 2 Legal tender notes.......... 3,sir> p 3,222 1,080 00 95 40 Redemption fund with IT. S. ttvasu r (5 percent of circulation)...... 37,331 25 1.250 00 $553,883 58 LIABILITIES Capital stock paid in.................SK10.000 00 Surplus fund.......................... 10,000 00 Undivided profits, less expense and taxes paid........................... 27,221 2tl National bank notes outstanding... 23,750 00 Due to trust companies and savings banks................................ 4.484 5li Individual depositssubject toeheek 198,404 87 Demand certificates of deposit...... 13,041 50 Time certificates of deposit...... 113,150 84 Certified checks....................... 1,000 00 Cashier s checks outstanding...... 2,104 Bills payable, including certificates of deposit for money borrowed.... 00,000 00 Total.. STATE OF MONTANA, i County of Fergus, i . 8553,883 58 n. president of the above uemnly swear that the true to the best of my I, Herman Ott named bank, do - above statement is knowledge and belief _ . ... Herman ottex. President. Subscribed am sworn to before me this20th day of March, KH)o. E. < >■ Busenburg, _ . Notary Public. Correct—Attest: David Higher j W. B. Miner -Directors George M. Stone 1 Model "B" Disc Harrow See that Pressure Lever? TJ Marked ® Only perfect Disc Harrow on the market for all kinds of ground. DEERE Model "B" Disc Harrotf Dustless Bearings, easy access to Oil Tubes, no weight boxes neces sary. If you want a perfect Disc Harrow, buy the 'Deere. MONTANA HARDWARE CO. Headpuarters for Garden Seeds and Garden Tools of all kinds W. COOK Land Attorney Real Estate Notary Public and Insurance Fifth Ave., rear First National Bank Lewistown, - - Montana. Le<wisto'wn Coal Company We have reopened our new mine and now have the BEST COAL ON THE MARKET Clear of any bone or dirt. We absolutely guarantee the quality. Once tried will always be used. Offiee at Scales, rear of Delzell's Drug Store. Tel. 147. C. H. SMITH, Agent. The DARK HORSE LIVERY AND FEED STABLE GEO. H, DAY, Proprietor New Rias Fresh Marses Good Accommodations ONLY CAB IN CITY A Public Auction will be held at the Dark Horse Sta bles on two Saturdays in every month. LEWISTOWN, MONT. CENTRAL MEAT MARKET Wholesale and Retail Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal, oysters and Fish. Poultry and Vegetables ABEL BROS. THE. Bank of Fergus County Carncp Third Avenue and Main Street, Lewistown, Mantana CAPITAL. SURPLUS, $200,000 $ 50,000 Invites correspondence and personal interviews with those contemplating forming banking connections in this section. Receives deposits subject to check. Makes loans on approved security. Interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum paid on deposits placed for either six or twelve months. Issues Money Orders, payable at all paincipal points. Offers all facilities to patrons, and solicits business. OFFICERS) S. s. HOBSON, President F. E. WRIGHT, Cashier L. W. ELDRIDGE, Vice Pres. AUSTIN W. WARR, Ass't Cashier Do You Eat? You surely do, and you want the best that can be obtained. ----- - You Mill get it at — - CHRISTIE'S RESTAURANT Quick and accommodating service. All of the good things the markets afford. Located in the building formerly occupied by the Fad Shoe Store. ODE DESIRE To call the attention of the public to Bank Drafts as the cheapest, simplest and safest way in which to transmit money to any point in the world. We need only one illustration of their cheapness. The charge for a postoffice money order for one hundred dollars ($100) is 30 cents, for a Bank Draft for the same amount it is 15 cents. As to their simplicity, we call attention to the fact that the pur chaser of a postofflee money order is obliged to fill out blanks, giving name, address and amount before he obtains it. In purchasing a draft this is obviated and requires only half the time. Again, if a postofflee money order is lost, the delay and red tape incidental to obtaining a duplicate is very aggravating. A draft is cash throughout the United States, and a money order only at the office where it is payable. A draft is absolutely safe after it is issued, and in case of loss all that is necessary to do is to notify the Bank issuing it, and a stop payment is at once made and a duDli cate given. r We give special attention to our Foreign Exchange Department and assure our pat i ons that our facilities for the quick transmission of funds to any portion of the world are the best and at the lowest rates. We receive quotations on China by wire and furnish them oil request. It is not necessary to come in person to purchase drafts Send your money to us in a letter, giving us the name and address' of the party you wish to send the money to, together with the letter and we will forward the draft in your letter without loss of time Anv fur ther information will be gladly furnished by the ' ^ First National Bank LEWISTOWN, MONT. Corner* Fifth Ave, end Main SB TOM PRATT Horseshoeing and General Blacksmithing ALL WORK GUARANTEED Jack Rice will be glad to meet his old friends at tt's shop. Shop loc Avenue. ELKHORN Livery Stable J. E. PINKLEY, Proprietor The best of turnouts in both double and single rigs ..... Public Patronaae Solicited. EAST OF URIDGt