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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
(TOUT & KELLY, Publishers. Subscription, per Year.............$2,50 LEWISTOWN, MONT., April 4 Published Weekly. DEMOCRATS sweep the city. That Lewistown is undeniably dem ocratic was abundantly demonstrated by the result of the city election yes terday when the democratic nominees swept the city by overwhelming ma jorities despite the fact that the re publicans presented to the voters the strongest men they had. Even the most enthusiastic democrats were sur prised at the decisiveness of the victo ry The people of Lewistown will find during the next two years that they made no mistake in rallying to the support of the democratic nominees. J. E. Pinkley, the mayor-elect, is one of the solid, substantial citizensof the town and his official acts will be based solely upon his conception of the best interests of the city. When asked concerning his appointments, Mr. Pinkley stated that he has, as yet. come to no decision as to those matters. "I have thus far given but little consideration to the question of city appointments,'' said Mr. Pinkley. "It is a matter to which I shall give due consideration. It is my hope and be lief that my appointees will be entire ly satisfactory to the people of this city. I am naturally gratified at the confidence which the people have shown in me and it is my intention to manifest my appreciation by giving them an honest, economical, busi nesslike administration. I will soon show thoseof the opposition who have been claiming that under my adminis tration the city will revert to the conditions of the frontier days, the error of their expressed opinions. 1 am pledged by our platform to uphold the laws of the state and the ordinances of this city and I expect to live up to that pledge.'' The election of F. F. MacGowan to the office of police magistrate and Murray Deaton to the office of treas urer. the last named without opposi tion, was a deserved compliment to two staunch democrats. They are both well qualified for the positions to which they have been elected and will perform their duties in a satis factory manner. A. M. Sloan, the democrat elected from the third ward, will be a valua ble member of will prove that the voters made no the city council and J mistake in choosing him for that posi-1 tion. T. .1. Tubb and Frank E. Smith, the aldermen-elect from the first and second wards respectively, are both republicans but both are good men for t he places. AN IMPORTANT ENTERPRISE. It is a matter of great Importance to the people of Lewistown that Mr. .lolin L. Bright succeed in his big enterprise of putting an electric road between Lewistown and Kendall. The efforts of Mr. Bright in s t 1 lis direction should receive the encouragement and active support of every citizen in this community. There are few enter prises of any nature that could mean more to the city both in a financial and social way. than the proposed road. Mr. Bright estimates that the cost 1 of building the road will be $250,000, a quarter of a million, a large portion of which will he expended in this city for supplies and paid to workmen of' tippl this county. It would lend activity to all classes of business. It would give the idle and unemployed an op portunity to work and for lie sum mer. at least there"would he good times in Lewistown. The completion of the road would also mean much to the material wel fare of our town, it would mean a more rapid development of the wond erful mineral resources, of the Kendall district and as in the past. Lewistown would be the supply point for the growing camp in the North Mocca sins. It would enclmnce the vain • of lands along the route of the road and many acres of land which is now un cultivated would be plowed and turned into gardens. in conversation with the Democrat reporter, Mr. Bright stated that, in his opinion, someone along the route could he induced to donate grounds for park purposes.. There is a crying need in this city or near it for a park, True, we have beautiful streams and delightful mountains almost at our city borders blit the people do not, feel disposed to walk three, four or a half dozen miles for the purpose of enjoying three beauties of nature. M it ii a paik located out a lew miles on the electric road, one-naif of the town could run out there for a lew hours Sunday afternoon, at a nominal cost and come back refreshed for the new week's work. The enterprise is a large one and if, through the activity of Mr. Bright, ir is made a success, he will have earned the thanks of the people of Lewistown. ... , ... . . _ . i ( buries M. Bair oi hillings has eon tracted his unshorn wool crop to Boston firm for 22J cents a pound. It is estimated that the clip will am ount to 800,000 pounds, which will make Mr. Bair's check from the wool buyers just $160,000, a large fortune in itself. Charlie Blair is now prob ably the largest independent wool grower in the United States and there are but two or three men in Aus tralia, the land of enormous sheep holdings, who have larger bands and more of them than the Billingsite. But a few years ago, Charlie Bair was a conductor on the Northern Pacific. He quit the business and went into the sheep business on a small scale. By push, keen judgement and ever lasting American "get-thereness." he has reached the pinnacle of success in his chosen field. He is but another example of what may be accomplished in this great western country by a man with nothing but his own per sonal qualifications and capacity to work with. The big snow which fell last week caused general rejoicing among the people of this county. The ground was getting very dry and the fear of a bad season for grain and grass crops was becoming quite general. Not only were stockmen and ranchers be coming somewhat apprehensive over the prospects of a drouth, but the mining companies were beginning to feel the effects of no snow on the hills. From present indications, there will be sulHcirut moisture to insure a suf ficiency of spring grass, a good start for all crops and an abundance of water for the mills in the mountains. If the snow and rains do not fail us. this will undoubtedly be the banner year in the history of Fergus county's prosperity. The contests arising from the last election in Butte were decided just the other day, thus cleaning the cal endar for the contests which will in evitably result from the city election of yesterday. AN OFFENDED BISHOP. The Wny n Fond Motlier's Joke on Her Son Went ANtrny. "Bishop Maxwell, is it not?" inquir ed Mrs. Spaulding cordially as her guest came down to breakfast, suit case in hand. "I feel that I know you through my son, and I was so glad when he arranged to have you stay with us on your way through the city. But what does this luggage mean? You're going to stay a day or so?" "No, thank you, Mrs. Spaulding," re turned tlie bishop. "I must go right on today." "Oh, that makes it doubly unfor tunate that I had to be away last even i iu ~ I l'ope you found my message of explanation.' the friend I was called to wus very ill, and I felt sure you would understand, but the fact that Mr. Spaulding was out of town, too, made me regret going especially. I do hope my maid took care of you comfortably and that you rested well. I thought you must have been weary when I came in at 10 and found you had retired." The bishop replied politely, but there was an odd constraint in his manner which lasted until he had 1 lowed him self out of the house after breakfast. "What can be the matter?" puzzled Mrs. Spaulding as she watched tile distinguished gentleman stalking down the street. "Dick was so anxious he should like usi" Then a sickening thought struck her, and she darted up the stairs. It had been Mrs. Spaulding's custom during the boyhood of her only son to ' correct his failings by posting about the house little placards which gently pleaded with him on the error of his ways. A week or two earlier, when Dick was coming home for a college vacation, she had unearthed some of these old signs and just for a joke had pinne l them up in his room, like old times. They had boon taken down later, but she remembered now that, after being summoned to the sick friend the morning before, she had led her now—and not brilliant—maid to Dick's door and had said: "I want this room swept and arranged for Bish op Maxwell exactly as we did it for Mr. Dick last week. Do you under stand?" With wings on her feet Mrs. Spauld ing flow to the room the bishop had oc cupied, hut at the threshold she paused and gasped. On one of the pillows was a staring notice to this effect: "Please put your bed airing in the morning'." Over tlie mirror, "Please don't spatter the glass!" On the window curtain, "Please don't throw your shoes on the floor noisily!" Everywhere, on pictures and wall: "Please don't leave your coat on a chair. Hang it up!" "Please don't leave you toothbrush in the bath room!" "Please turn off the hot water faucet!" There were at least fifteen of these placards, the "Please" underlined three or four times in each, but—horror of horrors—the largest of all was this, on the inside of the door: "If you take a It's dis graceful not to!"—Youth's Companion. bath please wash out the tub. Wli'en a Horse Is Down. When a witness in an English court the other day remarked that it was necessary to sit on a horse's head when he was down to keep him quiet the judge replied: "Nothing of the kind. People don't seem to understand that the only thing necessary is to get hold of his ear and keep his nose up in the a * r ' * have seen a lady keep a horse quiet in that way without soiling her a gloves." GRAB SALE! An Event in the History of LeWistoWn Merchandising 500 Packages to Select From WATCHES , CLOCKS , JEWELERY, SILVER WARE , CUT GLASS. SOME BEAUTIFUL NEW STYLE JEWELRY JUST RECEIVED FOR THIS UNIQUE SALE. TAKE A GRAB IT WILL COST YOU BUT ....... SALE BEGINS THURS DAY, APRIL SIXTH AND ENDS SATURDAY EVEN ING, ARPIL NINETH.... §0 Cents a Grab YOU MAY GET A WATCH OR A DIAMOND RING. EVERY ARTICLE IN THE LOT RE TAILS FROM 50 CENTS TO $5.00 ..... See the Packages in Our Show Window BRING 50 CENTS r' j 0 ±1 ns 000-000 000-000 000-000 1)00000 oooooo oooooo 0-00000 oooooo Lome ana .See run WA GNER SVTTER JEWELERS Power Mercantile Co. We respectfully invite you to attend our Grand Spring Opening . £3zrjgssssi SATURDAY, APRIL. 8 /WilSincry's Latest Effects f A superb collection of Model Hats. Every attractive design conceived for this season is in our Millinery j Section. Our exhibition of hats, we believe, far excel! any display ever attempted in Lewistown. The mer l chandise exhibit will be an authoritative showing of Spring Styles. I PRICES ABSOLUTELY THE LOWEST Bank of Fergus County Carrier Third A\enue and Main Street. Lewistown. Msntana CAPITAL. SURPLUS, $ 200,000 $ 50,000 Invites coriespondence and personal interviews with those contemplating forming banking connections in this section. Iteceives 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 paittcipal points. Offers all facilities to patrons, and solieils business. OFFICERS' S. s. HOBSON, President E. WEIGHT, Cashier <?( L. W. ELDRIDQE, Vice Pres. AUSTIN W. WARR, Ass't Cashier Do You Eat? You surely do, and you want the best that can be obtained. ——----- You tOiil 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.