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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
STOUT & KELLY, Publishers. Subscription, per Year.............$2,50 LEWISTOWN, MONT., March 28. Published Weekly. A STRONG TICKET. The city democrats in their conven tion last Thursday evening, named for the respective offices men who will unqestionably draw to their sup port a majority of the citizens of Lew istown. Every man on the ticket is a representative citizen of this munici pality and eminently qualified to per form the duties of the respect ive of fices for which they are the aspirants. It is a ticket lor which every demo crat can get out and work with all possible earnestness. Jesse E. Binkley, the candidate for mayor is an old resident of this city, though yet comparatively a young man. He is a thorough going busi ness man, honest, plain spoken, gen erous and popular. For the past two years he has been a hard working and efficient member of the city council and his experience in that body has well qualified him for the higher pos ition of mayor. For Police Magistrate a better man than F. F. MacGowan could not be found in the city. He has held the position for several years and he lias always discharged the duties of that place in a most conscient ious and sat isfactory manner. His reriomination came as amatterof course and his elec tion is assured. The fact that the republicans have thus far, found no one who is willing to run against Murray Deaton for the office of city treasurer speaks volumns for that young man's popularity. Ev eryone knows Murray and everyone likes the young man sincerely. His election is a foregone conclusion. Matt Webber, Frank Moshner and A. M. Sloan, the democratic candi dates from aldermen from the three wards are representative businessmen of the city. Each possesses an ele ment of great strength in his respect ive ward and the republicans will have a difficult time in defeating any of the three. A RAILROAD CENTER. Since a time when the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, there has been talk of a transconti nental railroad being built through the Judith Basin. Every month or two the subject is republished in some shape or other, but the people of this city have ceased to be in a con stant state of expectancy and have decided to push along as rapidly as possible under the present conditions until one of the numerous through roads is actually built. It will take more than Haring newspaper heads to arouse them to any high state of ex citement. The latest railroad news is that the Milwaukee & St. Paul is seeking a route to the coast and will, in all probability, find it a matter of busi ness policy to traverse this rich and prosperous section. The story comes from Minneapolis and states ttiat grounds for terminal stations are be ing purchased in Tacoma, Portland and Bellingham. Two weeks ago it was the Northern Pacific which was making surveys, and one correspond ent even had that company laying the rails down near Forsyth. Tomorrow that old and almost outworn tale of the Burlington extension will prob ably be on the wires. Although some of these stories of coming roads are certainly fakes, pure and simple, it is reasonable to believe that there is something behind this general talk about a railroad coming up through the Musselshell country, down across the Judith valley and out over the plains to the west. It is probable that the eyes of the railroad magnates, ever open for a glimpse of virgin field, are turned in this direc tion, and that the time is not so far distant until the rails of a cross-con tinent line will wind their way through Lewistown. But it will not be profit able for the people of this city and county to lay any big odds on such a consummation in the immediate future. "Waiting for the road" is mighty tedious job and not nearly so sure as waiting far the proverbial judgment day. It is best that the people of this city and vicinity just at present occupy themselves in tak ing advantage of the opportunities al ready at hand. Although we are not on a grand trunk line, we have an ex cellent connection with the outside world in our own little road, a road which is constantly increasing its equipment and doing all within the power of its management for the de velopment of the county. Lewistown is ready for the transcon tidcntal railroad. When it comes wi will show the management of that road the best town surrounded by the best country in the west. We will show them a town that will double in population within two years after the road is completed. We will show then (whether they are Missourians or not) a town full of the most progressive business men to be found either east or west of the Mississippi. We will show them that they made a mistake j is are a a it ly in waiting so long to tap this great .1 u dith basin. And while we are wait ing for that day to come, we will pur sue the busy tenor of our way, estab lishing new industries, laying out new farms, improving the grade of cattle, sheep and horses, building new homes, school houses and churches and generally making our city and county a better place in which to live. The republicans can find little to criticise in the democratic platform. It pledges the democratic candidates to some much needed reforms and as every candidate nominated is in thorough accord with the declarations of the platform, the republicans can go before the public with mighty little campaign "thunder." They have already started a campaign of deception and misrepresentation, but the voters of Lewistown are too wise to be taken in by such statements. GILT EDGE BREVITIES. Assessor Frank Pick was here on his annual tour last week. David Scott was doing legal busi ness in Gilt Edge Saturday. J. E. Wasson has been laid up with rheumatism for several weeks. A. J. Stephens of Lewistown passed through Gilt Edge last Saturday. Dr. Attix called at Gilt Edge on his way home from Maiden last Fri day. Cassie Dahl left Sunday for Lewis town where she is attending high school. Charley Foster lias been on the sick list for over two weeks but is now improving - Dr. Beatty of Lewistown was in Gilt Edge on professional business last Wednesday. Wm. Martin who has been working at the Gold Reef for several years has moved to Kendall. Aba Audette has bought out Reed & Millard of Kendall and moved ouer there last Monday. When Tom Duffy comes to town all the story tellers are quiet as he has them badly shaded. Clifford, a son of Douglas Wash burn, fell from a fence and broke his arm. It was set by Doctor Lakey and is now doing well. J. L. Woods and son of Rydersburg are here looking over a few mines and taking some ore to have assayed both here and and in Cone Butte. Hugh Green has been around wit h a bowed head for the last two weeks, a boil on the neck being the cause. You would better let it run, Hugh, it may purify your system. Richard young has had a sty ou his eye for over two weeks but fortunate ly for him, it exploded Sunday even ing and he is feeliug better and can now see out of both eyes. A foot race on the street last Mon day was a diversion from the usual juiet of the town. Sam Hurvitch's hat blew off and for a block and a half it was an even break but the wind stopped and Sam was declared the winner amid the cheers of the by standers. The buries pie degree placed on the stage Saturday by the Gilt Edge home talent was a complete success in every way and was played to a house of over two hundred. The entire crowd fully appreciated and generously applauded the play. Daniel Green as Col. Allswell, a vet eran of the Civil war, wrs the candi date for iniation and was well receiv by the royal clan who gave him the three degrees and right well did he act his part. After the last act, both the Colonel and the stage looked as if Kansas cyclone had st ruck them. Art Baker as Admiral llardacre, a re tired naval officer who performed the initiation had more the appearance of Daniel Webster than a Lewistown blacksmith. Ed Baker as Dick Alls well, in love with the daughter of the admiral was a success, especially in love making. Dick Baker as Sir Ho ly Poly and Fred Anderson as Sir Bombasto. college chums, were in full dress and carried out their parts successfully. Bertha Caraway as the Widow Muggs, in love with the Colo, nel and through whose influence he had consented to join the order car ried her part in true professional style and George Sherman as her son was a constant annoyance to her every time she and the Colonel had a tete-a-tete. George is a whole show of himself and can take his part anywhere. Miss Su sie Dunn as Alice and Miss Lillie Newman as Beatrice, daughters of the admiral, were dressed for the occasion and made no mistakes. In fact all played their parts to the sat isfaction of all present. They probably will go to Kendall in the near future. G. M. Nelson, president of the Chi cago-Montana Gold Mining company, and his attorney, R. von Tobel were in town last Saturday. They asked for a stay of proceedings for forty days in the suits against the company and said if they are not settled by that time the property under attach ment would be sold to satisfy the the claimants. The Judge is confident that everything will be adjusted satis factorily and the mill started again in about thirty days. 692 Acres for Sale. The Meagher estate will be sold at public auction at the Court House door an April 8th, at 3 o'clock p. m. See notice of sale in this issue. 3-28-2t POWER MERCANTILE CO. GREAT PURCHASE OE CARPETS Just Received, a Shipment of All the Newest Patterns in minster, Velvet, Body Brussels and Ingrain Carpets. Perhaps the most important department in the store during the next sixty days will be the Carpets. The big, fresh lines of standard makes of carpets are all here. So are the Rugs, Lace Curtains and other draperies. We give prompt service in making and laying carpets, if selected now. It also pays to make your carpet selection early. Velvet Carpets Velvet Carpets, extra long pile. Large variety of desirable colors and patterns. Sale price, per yard, $1.39 Smith's Axminster Carpets Parlor patterns; a line of new styles; carpets and borders to match. Special sale £ * — price, per yard, .... J? I .OU Made-Up Carpet Rugs Made from remnants of fine carpets and bor ders and balance of closed out patterns. Spe cially low priced. Special Sale of Remnants Special sale of remnants of fine carpets; 1.' yds in each piece; nicely finished with fringe to match. Worth $3.00. ^ Q C Special sale price - Zpl-.tJt) TO $!.•&£) Lowell Ingrain Carpets Lowell 2-ply Extra Super Ingrain Carpets, strictly all wool. The very best ingrain car pet made. Per yard, .... 75c All-Wool Ingrain Carpets Absolutely All-Wool 2-ply Ingrain Carpets; heavy weight. Per yard 68c c A R P E T S A L E Granite Ingrain Carpets Granite Ingrain Carpets, strictly fast color. Will wash and not fade. Special sale price, per yard, .... 35c Linoleums, best made. Per square yard, Linoleums American and Scotch goods, the . . . .65c Inlaid Linoleums Inlaid Linoleums, best grade, in a new and large assortment to select from. Special sale price, per square yard, $1.65 Union Brussels Carpets One lot of 27-inch Unton Brussels Carpets, worth and sold at 65c, but to close them out at once,..... 50c China Mattings China mattings, heavy weight, the best grade for wear, in new and neat designs. « » Sale price, per yard, - - - - t)OC Bed Springs Special sale of Bed Springs. Best Coil Wire Mattress Springs. Special sale price, each, ----- $5.95 Wall Paper-Spring Sale A prettily decorated home is a possession that Every woman craves, and its chief element is the selection of wall paper. If you wish well chosen designs, see our stock. You will be interested in our spring sale, be cause we display artistic wall papers presenting new ideas at decidedly the lowest prices. In fact, everything in wall paper that has merit and is decorative is found in our spring display. mr m i — ——» ■ — - ——— ■- - ■ Stockholders' Meeting. There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Montana Lumber Co., at the office of the company Friday evening at 8 o'clock. All stockholders are urged to be present. St. James' Church Notices. April 2nd. Mid-Lent Sunday: Morn ing prayer and sermon at ll; subject: "The Divine Influence in the New Life." Evening prayer at 7:30; sub jectof sermon: "Christ's Third Tempt ation." Sunday school at 12:30. Every Wednesday at 7:30: Evening prayer with instruction on the Apos le's Creed. Eqery Friday at 10 a. m: Litany, with address on "Collect for the Week." Choir practice Thursdays at 7:30. The Lenten working party will be held at Mrs. Brassey's, hostesses: Mrs. Brassey, Mrs S. II. Charters and Mrs. T. J. Johns. H. G. Wakefikld, Rector. Card of THanks. On behalf of the members of the K. of P., band we desire to express our appreciation and gratitude to the citi zens of Kendall for their earnest co operation and financial assistance. Committee: H. L. Martin, Chas Hayden, Chas Fasel. Bids Wanted. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Judith Basin Milling Co., until April 4th, 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. A certified check of lo 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. Model "B" Disc Marrow See that PrcHnure Lever? *' Marked ® ' Only perfect Disc Harrow on the market for all kinds of ground. DEERE Model "B" Disc Harrow 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. Headpuartera foe Garden Seeds and Garden Tools of all kinds MINING NEWS FROM YOGO (Continued from page one) Noble made the place his headquar ters. The ranch is a good one and a fine crop of hay is raised there every summer. Louis W. Peck owns a ranch on the west side of the river which is j hard to beat and in the neighborhood of four hundred acres of good bottom lands are farmed and used for pastur age. The cattle ranch of W. Ettien is situated in the near vicinity, while on the Paegle place, now owned by the New Sapphire Syndicate, a large crop of vegetables and hay is raised yearly. Though at a considerable elevation this section is very fertile and some of the best average crops raised on the upper Judith have been raised on the Graber place now owned by J. C. Ilun toon. A considerable amount of land _____ ____ __________________ braced in the forest reserve. The Pig Eye basin was in early days noted for the luxuriance of its grasses, though of late years it has been pretty well overstocked witli both sheep and cattle. The sheep to a certain extent have been withdrawn from that im mediate section of the count ry though a large amount of cattle still range in the rich foothills of the Belt moun tains. Water and wood is plentiful, the streams abound in fish and the mountains with game: with all its natural advantages, this particular section of the county is well calculated