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Ferqus County Democrat.
Vol, I. No. 34 LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1905~ Price 5 Cents. VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY The Democratic Candidates Win Out Easily in the City Elec tion Yesterday. BIG MAJORITY FOR J. E. PINKLEY Democratic Candidate Gets a Ma jority of Seventy-Seven Votes in the Three Wards. The city election of yesterday re sulted in almost a complete demo cratic victory; four out of six demo crats being elected by strong majori ties. The votes cast in the various ' wards were as follows: First ward—Pinkly, 72; Symmes, 00; Webber, 59; Tubb, 72; McGowan 08; Pennock, 61; Deaton, 95. Second—Pinkley, 107: Symmes 50; Smith, 100; Moshner, 49; McGowan, 107: Pennock, 46; Deaton 126 Third—Pinkley, 81; Symmes, 73; Sloan, 79; Wentworth, 74: McGowan, 86; Pennock 64; Deaton 124. Total votes—Pinkley, 260; Symmes 183; McGowan, 201; Deaton, 345. Total registration, 483. Votes cast, 449. The majorities of the winning can didates are: Democrats—Pinkley, 77; McGowan, 90; Sloan, 5: Deaton, 345. Republicans—Tubbs, 13; Smith, 57. It was a beautiful democratic vic tory and the best of it is that with the exception of a few leading spirits of the opposition, everybody seems satisfied with the result. Pinkley, _Sloan and McGowan are good repre sentative citizens, while Murray Dea ton is too well known to need any recommendations. The mayor, police magistrate, one alderman and the treasurer were secured by the demo crats. Webber made a good showing in the First considering the fact that the ward is a republican stronghold, though Moshner in the second was not in the running. The way Sloan run in the Third surprised the best of 'em while they did not even catch McGowan in the First. The vote on the Lewistown-Billings Mutual Telephone and the Judith Milling Co., franchises was practical ly unanimous. It was a republican landslide and the party chiefs can't tell how it happened. The large majority ac corded to Pinkley surprised even the most enthusiastic of his adherents, while, of course with the exception of Deaton, McGowan secured the largest vote of the day. The workers of both parties did some tall rustling through the day, though the thickest of the fight was in the second ward. On ev ety corner some earnest worker could be seen talking with both hands and feet and for a while that section of the town looked like a slice out of a Donnybrook fair. Pinkley was a strong favorite all day, though the republican bosses would not concede a ward until late in the afternoon. While counting the ballots in the Second, one was found which had been turned over by some enthusias tic voter who placed a serious looking cross in front of the official ballot stamp, no doubt with the idea that he was filling the wants of the situa tion at one fell blow. Two marked their ballots on both sides, while one man was so scared lie would lose his vote that he wrote every name with a pencil and put a cross on both ends. The voting of the Second and Third wards was slow and steady during the entire day, though most of the votes were cast during the afternoon, when both parties had rigs running to ev ery section of the town. The main fight was made on the mayor and Pinkley's friends worked with an en thusiasm which could not be with stood. Murray Deaton had a walk away, while McGowan was safe dur ing any part of the day. The light be tween Sloan and Wentworth in the Third wound up in a close finish with the democratic candidate five votes to the good. Pinkley secured a ma jority of fifty-seven in Symmes' own ward, the Second, twelve in the First and eight in the Third. The repub lican element was too strong for Webber in the First and Tubbs was elected. Moshner was badly beaten in the Second by Smith while McGow an. the democratic candidate for mag istrate secured a majority of sixty-one over Pennock. The amount of the vote in compar ison to the registration showed that an intense interest was taken in the election and the result showed that the democratic vote in the city has increased considerably since the last election. RLINAWAY ON SUNDAY. Mrs. Sami. Weaver and Mrs. Harvey Thrown Violently Out of a Buggy. A runaway occured on Sunday after noon which resulted in Mrs. Weaver and Mrs. J. P. Harvey being thrown out of their buggy and badly bruised. Mrs. Harvey was hurt about the head, face and shoulders, while Mrs. Wea ver though suffering from the shock was not seriously injured. The ladies were driving Sam Wea ver's horse which is generally thought to be a gentle well broke animal. In the vicinity of the depot they had to pass the hoisting machinery which had that day been loaded on wagons for transportation to the mines. The horse became frightened and started to run; Mrs. Weaver gallantly held to the lines but the frantic animal turned short and dashed the buggy against a telephone pole. The shock threw Mrs. Harvey twenty feet on to the gravel while Mrs. Weaver still holding to the lines was violently dragged over the dashboard to the ground. A l Heinecke and Ray Long hap pened to be near the spot and went to the ladies' assistance and Johnny Crowley, who happened to drive by at that time, took them up town im mediately. The horse broke loose with the shafts and running toward the river, jumped a high board fence, ran against the corner of a house and eventually fell in the creek, after wards running toward Fifth avenue where he was caught by Ray Long and taken to the Elkhorn barn. The animal though bruised up consider ably was not seriously injured. Mrs. Weaver is recovering from the effects of the affair rapidly but Mrs. Harvey will be confined to her home for some time as the result of the ac cident. COMPANY I BOYS HE ARD FROM. Gilt Edge Boys are Doing Well in the Far Away Island of Luzon. A letter received by J. M. Croft from a former member of Company I, who is now in the Phillipine Islands will be of interest to a number of res idents of Fergus county, as well as former members of the Lewistown company. The letter is from Sey mour Addison, who was a member of the company and who remained in the Philippines when the Montana regiment came home. Mr. Addison is now located at Capas, Province of Tarlac, Island of Luzon, and is evi dently doing well as ne mentions owning some land where he is living. Tarlac province is about forty-five miles north of the city of Manilla and is one of the fertile provinces of Lu zon. Addison mentions that James Stevenson, another member of Com pany I, is his neighbor and owns land adjoining his own. Both of these boys enlisted from Gilt Edge when Compauy I was formed and both were popular members of the organization. Addison also tells that Jacob I. Ar sencliek, another Company I boy, was killed in the Island two years ago, but does not mention any particulars. Arsenchek was an Austrian by birth and was known as one of the bravest men and best soldiers in the company. The former members of the company will be pleased to hear from their comrades, and it is indeed gratifying to know that they are prospering in the home they have chosen in their insular possessions. It has been feared for the past two or three years that both of them were dead, as no word had previously been received from them. Addison only mentions the two named above and says that he does not know anything of other members of the company who re mained there, having lost sight of them. A factory cnapel. For more than .half a century the lace manufacturing firm of Messrs. Thomas Adams & Co., Nottingham, England, have insisted on all their work people, who number some hun dreds of both sexes, attending a short service each morning prior to commenc ing their day's work. The firm have a large chapel underneath their ware house, with an excellent organ, while the choir, composed of their own em ployees, is one that would do credit to many of our leading places of worship. A local clergyman attends each morn ing for the service, which usually lasts about half an hour, and a sermon is preached three times a week. THE VICINITY OE STANFORD Excellent Ranches Which are Well Watered and Cultivated—Big Stock Interests. THE LOWER JUDITH COUNTRY Extremely Rich Section of the Coun ty in the Vicinity of the Jud ith-Warm Spring Creek. In the center of a stock raising dis trict embracing Wolf and Willow creeks and many other streams is sit uated the town of Stanford. Not so many years ago the ehtire section was owned by small ranchers and stockmen who ran their herds on the free range which was then plentiful in that vicinity. Of late years how ever the larger outfits have bought up the smaller independent ranchers who on the fencing of the range found that he did not have land enough to run his stock. While there is a large era of open range in this section, yet the water is fenced in almost every instance. This section of the county consists of some of the best grazing land in the state and the creek bottoms and the lower benchlands are extremely fertile. The main industry is the raising of sheep and the growing of wool, 500,000 pounds of which is shipped from this locality. Horses and cattle are raised yet by a number of ranchers adjacent to the foothills while there are some outfits on Wolfe creek successfuly engaged in cattle raising. Bower Bros. Sheep Co., con trol 150,000 acres of land adjoining Stanford and reaching to the Surprise creek district: a considerable amount of this is leased from the government. In the neighborhood of 40,000 head of sheep are wintered by this outfit who ship an enormous quantity of wool. Frank Mitchell owns 3500 acres of splendid grazing and agricultural land in the vicinity of Stanford of which 100 acres are farmed to advantage, growing good crops each year. Alfal fa and timothy are an extremely heavy crop in this locality, while oats will run from 35 to 40 bushels to the acre. The growing of winter wheat is being made the subject of extensive experiments and from past experi ence it is thought that the crop will be a success. The advent of the farm er and the overcrowded agricultural districts of the east would be wel comed and settlers coming west with the intention of securing farming lands could secure a location in this neighborhood at a very reasonable fig ure and obtain the hearey co-opera tion of the ranchers of the district. Considerable interest is being evinced in the raising of thorough bred stock throughout this district and a marked improvement has oc cured in the herds during the past ten years. Instead of the half breed cattle of former years the stock has improved until the best breeeds pre dominate. E. W. Stack on Upper Willow creek has an especially fine bunch of white face cattle that has been fed through the winter and are in magnificent shape at the present time. Mr. Stack has a flowing well on his ranch as the result of sinking three hundred feet. Henry Keeton, of Wolf creek, has a fine bunch of cattle and is located on a particularly fertile ranch in that district. Perry Westfall, Alec Tuttle. Lee Bain, John Ross and others also have first class ranching property in this locality which is particularly adapated forstock raising of all kinds. The lato storm has started the grass in goop shape and the ranges are be ginning to present a verdant luxuri ant, appearance. Water is found at a depth of from forty to one hundred feet while in several instances flowing wells have been secured. At the home ranch of the Sage Creek Sheep Co., an artesian well is running many gallons of water per hour. The scope of country from Stanford to the mouth of Coyote creek is as yet principally open range, though Knerr Bros., have secured a magnti cent area of range and agricultural land in that locality. The country from thence to the mouth of the Jud ith is being fenced up gradually as the larger stockmen realize the im portanee of securing grazing land ere the range is all taken up. The range in this direction is overcrowded owing to the fact that a large number of the Shonkin cattle have been run run there during the past few months. The bottom land at the Judith riv er in the vicinity of Samples' cross ing is \ery rich and some plienominal crops of garden truck of all kinds are grown there yearly. Earl Matthias has leased the old Samples ranch at the crossing and is now busy putting in crops of all kinds. E. W. Barney runs a market garden two milles from the crossing from which lie derived $4,000 profit during last year as the the result of raising a crop of vege tables, strawberries and other species of garden growth. It is in this district that watermel ons, cantaloupes, tomatoes and straw berries are grown for the Lewistown market, while loads of pumpkin, squash and other vegetables are hauled into market from the same locality. It is but a short distance from the crossing of the Judith to the Bank ranch where Peck, Waite & El liott are running a large sheep outfit with success. In the immediote neighborhoad of twenty-five men and fifty horses are now busy putting in the crop on this ranch and attending to the work in general. Eleven thous and bushels of oats were threshed at the Bank ranch last fall and it is thought that the crop this year will be considerably larger. There is a plentiful supply of water for the pur pose of irrigation and up-to-date and comprehensive methods of irrigation are employed to work the ranch to the best advantage. The soil is rich and the farm proper is situated on a flat bottom land which stretches for miles to the southwest. Warm Spring creek, only a few miles distant, is well settled and many comfortable homes and product ive ranches line its banks, it is on this creek that the Horse Shoe Bar ranch is located while the electric plant of the Kendall mines is run by power generated from the waters of the creek. Some of the most pro ductive hay meadows to be found in Montana are encountered while tak ing a trip through this section which is so especially favored by nature. Wood and water in abundance, rich bottom lands and the near vicinity of the Kendall mining district ma this locality beat. one which is hard to JOHN A. DRAKE IS COMING. Will Spend Some Time in Kendall Looking Up Mining Property. Much speculation is rife in regard to what will be done with the property of the North Mocassin Mining Co., this spring, owing to the fact that John A. Drake purchased a half in terest in the property during the early winter. This property is known in the Kendall district as the Santi ago Group and consists of four claims: the Santiago Fraction, Sceptre and the Possible. A considerable amount of work has been accomplished on this group and on the Santiago a Ixxly of ore has been encountered which made the sale of the early winter. Mr. Drake is expected to arrive in Lewistown about the 10th of April and will spend sometime at Kendall for the purpose of thoroughly investi gagingthe proposition. The property is undoubtedly a good one as Mr. Drake is not a man to let a good prop osition lay idle, it is surmised that steps will be taken t-o put a plant in operation on the ground this season. The owners of the property are John A. Drake, Frank E. Wright and .1. D. Waite, it is thought at present that Mr. Wright will return to Lewistown about June 1st. SCHOOL TRUSTEES ELECTED. 0. W. Belden and E. 0. Busenburg Are Elected Trustees. As the result of the seliool election on Saturday, O. W. Beldon and E. (). Busenburg were elected trustees without opposition of any nature. The Judges of election were Michael Welch, J. II. Pratt and Chris Wied man. There were thirty four votes cast and the vote was unanimous. The management of the school for the past year under Prof. J. R. Bevis has been all that could be desired and that gentleman is to be congratulated on the good work which he lias accom plished. Die entire harmony which lias existed in the faculty throughout the year lias materially conduced to this happy state of affairs. The new trustees are well known in this com munity for the interest taken ineduca ! tional matters and their election is j a matter of congratulation for the I district. GREAT FALLS DEMOCRATIC All The Republicans Secured the Municipal Election Was an Alderman. MAGINNESS ELECTED IN BUTTE Anaconda and Kalispell Both Went Democratic While One Alderman Was Elected in Helena. Returns from the municipal elec tions in the various parts of the state though not complete, show that the Democratic ticket was victorous ev erywhere. The late dispatches from the various cities show the following returns: In Great Falls, Ewing beat Free man for mayor by 43 majority, while Nalbach secured the treasurer's office by 429 majority. Earl was elected police magistrate over Hawkins by 303. Three democratic alderman were elected and all the republicans got was one alderman. Kalispell went democratic as also did Anaconda. The democrats elect ed one alderman in Helena, while the municipal relormers in Missoula re elected Smith for Mayor. MacGinnes was elected mayor in Butte by a big majority, Goodwin as treasurer and Warren as police ma gistrate. UTICA. Sidney Redman is back from a short visit in Lewistown and Kendall. C. G. Ilazell came up on the late coach and stopped over on his way to the Middle Fork. Mr. Dome, a well known gentleman ol this locality came in Wednesday from Helena, where he has lived this winter. Mr. Robt. Nhiell of Garneill was in town the first of the week on his way home from the Falls, bringing his parents for a prolonged visit. Mr. Theodore A. Gray and his mother have returned from an ex tended trip to California, which lias occupied t he winter. Both report ex cellent health and a pleasant journey but say there is no place like Mon tana. Orville (). Sloan returned to Utica last Wednesday from Oklahoma, where he was married on March 10th. Hes bride accompanied him and they intend making Fergus county their uermanent home. They have the best wishes of numberless friends. The K. of P., lodge of Utica cele brated their 5th anniversary last Thursday night by giving a program and supper. Owing to t he inclement weather, but a fraction of the expect ed made an appearance. However, tlie affair was very enjoyable and J those present had an excellent time. About sixty members and invited guests enjoyed the program and later partook of a bountiful spread. St. James' Church Notices. April 9th Fifth Sunday in Lent. Morning prayer and holy commun ion at 11. Continuation of sermon on The Christian Life;" subject, "The Food of the New Life." Sermon at, 7:30, "More Lessons from Christ's Temtat ion." Wednesday: Short evening prayer at 7:30 with instruction on "The Apostles' Creed." Frday: Litany at 10 a. m., with ad dress on the "Codec for the Week." Choir practice Tuesday and Thurs day at 7:45. The Guild working party will be held Thursday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. B. C. White. Hostesses, Mrs, White and Mrs. (.'. Kang. II. G. Wakkkiki.ii. Pastor. BIG HOIST ARRIVED. 150-Horse Power Hoist for Kendall Mines Gone to the Mountains. The 150 iior.se power hoisting ma chinery which bas been expected to arrive at tiie Kendall mines for sever al days past, reached Lewistown on Saturday evening. It was loaded Sunday on several wagons and started on tlie road to the mines on Monday. This hoist will be^ placed at the mouth of the new shaft on the Pas Mac claim at the Kendall mines where it will be used for t he purpose of hoisting t he ore from the various levels. It is fitted to work as deep as 1200 feet though at present the shall onh connects with the four hundred foot level. The hoist is of the double skip variety and is the largest ever placed in operation in Fergus county. The small fifteen horse power hoist which is now being used at the old shaft house will be used entirely for the running of a cage used in hoisting and lowering the men and in taking supplies to the various levels. For choice meats, fresh lish, oysters, poult ry and new vegetables come to the new Central meat market, Abel Bros. Will Roll for a Medal. One week from next Sunday a bowl ing match bet ween teams represent ing t his city and Kendall will be roll ed on the Kendall alleys. A gold medal will lie presented by Wagner & Sutter to the highest roller. A series of games will be rolled on t he local al leys to determine who form the team to go to Kendall. All expenses of the trip will be paid by Managers Wey dert and Clingan of the two alleys. SECRETIVE ANIMALS. the There Are Several That Have Food llldlnK Instinct. I have sometimes seen a dog bury in the ground a hone for which he did not seem to have any present need. I have always understood that he did this on the principle which actuates a prov ident man to lay up something "for a rainy day." This may he, though I have never known a dog to dig up the bone afterward, yet some persons tell me they have known him to do this. I should think the dog must he hard presses! by famine that would attempt to gnaw a hone covered with clay and dirt, ns tills hone must lie after being burled hi the ground. If the dog hides It away through any such provident forethought us tills it must he the slightest remnant, u mere adumbration, of a former Instinct of ids race. He docs not pursue tills practice in the steady, methodical way in which an ant or a bee or a squirrel lays up a stock of food against a time of need. With him it is only a fitful and rare occurrence. Ills long domestication and the ages through which he has re ceived his food from the hand of Ids master have obliterated largely the sense of this necessity from his mind. If ho may he supposed to have a mind. The fox when lie lias had the good fortune to capture several fowls at tho same time will, it is said, secrete suclf as he lias no present need for under a bush or behind a log. I remember that in Rowland Robinson's pleasant book, "Sam hovel's Boy," a young fox is rep resented as doing tills. "He began burying the leg of a lamb in the loose earth, hut desisted when he saw the eyes of all ids mates were upon him, then unearthed the half hurled treasure and sought a new hiding place." I do not understand that the wolf had this food hiding instinct. Gilbert White of Selborno says in his quaint way that he had "some acquaintance with a tame brown owl" wbieb when full hid, like a dog, what he could not eat. "Tho origin of most of our domestic animals,'' says Darwin, "will probably forever remain vague. But I may here state," lie continues, "that, looking to the domestic dogs of the whole world, I have after a laborious collection of all known facts come to the conclusion that Severn! wild species of canlilne have been tamed and that their blood in some eases mingled together flows in the veins of our domestic breeds." He mentions a dog whose great-grandfa ther was a wolf, and this dog still be trayed its wild ancestry In the fact that it never approached its master in a straight line when called. But which species of the cauldae from which the dog may have descended has the food hiding instinct or habit I have nowhere seen stated.—Forest and Stream. !Vot un OillouM C'oiiiiinrtiioii. The head clerk had been invited to an afternoon wedding and in order to save time appeared at the office in the morning fully "groomed" for the cere mony. As lie threw aside his over coat he was disclosed in all the majes ty of a swagger frock coat of the latest cut, gray trousers fashionably creased, patent leather shoes and white puff tie. His position in the office made him Immune from comments by the under lings. who, however, regarded him with serio comic admiration and longed to say what they felt. But the barrier was broken a few minutes after the day's business had begun and by a friend who dropped in for a moment's chat. He was .some what lacking in dignity, for which the clerks blessed him. "Good morning, George," he said cheerily to the head clerk. Then as he took a second glance at the sartorial "dream" he added: "Great Scott! What's up? You look like a certified check." And even the head clerk joined ii the general burst of laughter.—New York Press.