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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol II. No. 9. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1905. jPrice 5 Cents LOUIS RISER INJURED IN MINE Caught By Big Boulder While at Work Completely Dislocating Left Knee. AMPUTATION IS NECESSARY And Operation Was Successfully Per* formed Last Saturday-Patient In Fair Way to Recovery. Last Thursday night an accident be fell Louis Riser, who wa3 working in a tunnel in the Kendall mine, that has evoked the universal sympathy of the eentire community. Mr. Riser and Fred Hortop were working the same shift together and at about 9:30 Riser, who was in the act of shoving back some loose dirt, was caught by a cave-in. The first to fall was a huge boulder weighing, per haps 150 to 200 pounds. Intuetively Mr. Riser threw his head and should ers back, which perhaps accounts for his being alive today. The boulder, however, did severe enough damage, striking the shovel handle which lay across his left leg, just above the knee, it came with such tremendous force as to completely dislocate the leg at the knee Joint, and when found, the posi tion of the foot was reversed, the toes being behind and the heel of the foot in front. But this was not all. Mr. Riser was almost buried by a fall of loose dirt and rock that immediately followed the fall of the large boulder, and the strangest part of it all is, that from the latter cave-in Mr. Riser did not receive a single bruise or injury that could be discovered. Fred Hor top, seeing his partner fall under the weight of the rock and dirt, rushed to his assistance and, getting him out from under the debris, secured assist ance and the unfortunate man was at once carried on a stretcher over to the town of Kendall where Dr. Schultz made an examination of the injuries and set the dislocated limb. Dr. Ms Coy, who came down with the K. of P. delegation that evening, was.phon ed for and at once left for Kendall in company with Dr. Hedges. It was soon discovered that there was no cir culation below the injured knee, and it soon developed that amputation would be absolutely necessary. Mr. Mike Riser, who resides here, and who is a brother of the injured man, left Friday morning for Kendall where he remained until Sunday afeer noon. On Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock the operation was performed by Drs. McCoy and Schultz, assisted by Dr. Stokes of Billings. The left leg was taken off three or four inches above the knee. Mike Riser states that the operation was apparently suc cessful In every respect and that his brother stood the ordeal heroically. He is confident that unless some compli cations develop there is no question but that his brother will recover. It is indeed a sad affliction and the people of the entire community extend their warmest sympathy. The injury to Mr. Riser is almost identical to that received by Charles Meyersick a few years ago and hap pened in almost identically the same manner. CREAMERY IS DESTROYED The Loss Is Placed at $8,500--ln sured For $4,000-Will Rebuild at Early Date. Last Sunday forenoon at about 11.20 o'clock a fire was discovered in the Lewistown Creamery, which is situ ated about three-fourths of a mile be low town and the alarm was at cnee turned in by the parties at the build ing. The fire company respond* d promptly to the alarm, but because of the fact that the water main does not extend near enough to the scene of the fire to be of any service the firemen were practically helpless. The boys did all they could by means of buckets and ladders, but the fire had gained such headway when they arrived upon the scene that they were utterly un able to check the rapid progress of the flames with the crude means at their command and the result is a total de struction of all the buildings and the entire equippage of the plant save, and except the big churn, which, for tunately, they were enabled to take from the burning building. In addition to the loss of the build ing and the rna hinery. the company lost 12,000 pounds of butter. The plant and machinery was insured for $3,000, of which amount Wright Bros', companiees carrieed $1,500, and Hilger & Busenburg companies carried the remaining $1,500. Messrs. Hilger & Busenburg companies also carried $1 000 on the products of the creamery. Thee plant cost originally $5,500, and their butter supply, calculating it at 25c per pounds would make a loss of $3,000, or a gross loss of $S,?U0, upon which there was a total insurance of $4,000, leaving a net loss to the com pany of $4,500. A number of the stockholders in the company are said to bee strongly in favor of taking steps at once to re build the plant and which, in all prob ability, will be done. If a new plant is construct?d it will, in all likihood, be one of a much larger capacity. The company was just getting set tled down to a good business basis and it is extreemely unfortunatee that the fire should occur at this time. WEAVER BROS. CHANGE LOCATION. New Fixtures Are Installed in Big Bear Building. Weaver Bros., who for so many years conducted the Occidental buffet, haV5 removed to their own building formerly known as the Big Bear. Their handsome new fixtures arrived last week and have since been installed in the Big Bear building. Owing to the fact that the change of locations was made unexpectedly, they have not had time to repair and re model the building so as to bring it up to the standard that their splendid equippage calls for. J. C. Bebb, by the change, will occupy the lower floor of the Occidental building, doing a cigar, confectionary and fruit business upon both wholesale and retail lines. The splendid new bar fixtures for the new Occidental are far superior to any thing of the kind ever brought to Fer gus county and it is questionable if they are surpassed in the state. The design is a model of beauty and sim plicity and is original with the propri etors, they having designed the entire fixtures and had it made to their or der. The material is of quartered oak with a golden finish. The front bar is a handsome piece of furniture 24 feet in length with swelled front and highly polished. The back bar is of the same length, supported by two massive columns with a mirrlor 20 feet in length by six feet in heighth. The other fixtures are in keeping with the bar, the glassware throughout being of imported Belgium cut glass that radiates and sparkles like purest gems. It is the intention of the proprietors to remodel the building and make their place one of the handsomest resorts in the state. PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS IViETMODSr Biggest Single Advertisement Ever Printed in a Fergus County Paper. The Democrat respectfully calls the attention of its readers to the attrac tive display advertisement of the pro gressive firm of Hart & Co., appearing in this issue. This ad., which is the first two-page display ad. ever printed by a newspaper in Fergus county, is not only attractive in appearance but is an indication of the prosperity of a live, well-managed business house. The firm ofHart & Qo, entered the business field in Feigus county eigh teen months ago and the management acknowledges even greater business success than was anticipated at the beginning. A great measure of this success results naturally from efficient management, as well as just dealings with the patrons of the house. An im portant part of the efficiency of man agement is the judicious system of ad vertising pursued by the firm since its advent into competition for the trade of the Inland Empire. Recognizing the potent influence of the right kind of advertising this firm has constantly kept in touch with the trade in a way that has resulted most beneficially to its business. It has been said that the heads of the large business houses of Lewistown are all young men, and the manager of the great business of Hart & Co., is not an exception. Mr. E. S. Sweitzer, who has managed the Lewistown house since it first opened for business is a young man in years, but a wide experience in the trade has convinced him of the benefits of keeping his busi ness constantly before the trade. As a progressive and aggressive manager Mr. Sweitzer has earned the confidence of his associates jn business and the trade as well. PYTHI/NS HAVE FINE MEETING. Kendall Delegation of Knights Visit Local Lodge. A splendid meeting or Judith Lodge, ..o. 30, was held last Thursday evening at their Castle hall ip this city. The local lodge had work in the rank of Knight, and by invitation a delegation of the Kendall Knights came down and took charge of the work. The Kendall boys are as loyal and jolly a bunch of Pythians as ever sat in a castle hall, and they proved themselves adepts of the highest order in the degree work. There were about 40 of the members from both lodges in attendance, and immediately after the lodge work was over an informal social was held. An excellent luncheon, consisting of sand wiches, coffee and pickles, ice cream and cake, followed with cigars, was served. Knight E. G. Worden was se lected as toast master and every Knight present was called upon to tell his experience in riding the goat or of fering some suggestions along the line of "good of the order.'' The evening was spent most delight fully, all present enjoying themselves to the utmost. Subscribe for the Democrat. LOOKS LIKE BIG DEAL Was Consumated For Vast Area of Mineral Ground Adjacent to Gold Reef Mine at Gilt Edge. MILLIONAIRE JOHN A. DRAKE Said to Be Heavily Interested In En terprise-All Ground Between Gold Reef and Spotted Horse Included. It will be remembered in our issue of the Democrat of two weeks ago an interview with Prof. Powers, the min ing expert for Cudahy, was published, but that Mr. Powers and his associ ates, among whom were A. S. Wright and Mr. Reid of Chicago, refused to divulge the nature of their contem plated action, further than to assure us that they were coming back and would do some work. It has now leaked out from an au thentic source that these people have secured an option upon practically all of the ground in and around the Gold Reef properties and especially all of the available ground between the Gold Reef and the old Spotted Horse mine. This includes a vast area of mineral bearing ground and has caused con siderable excitement in the vicinity of Gilt Edge and Maiden. Mr. John A. Drake, owner of the Gold Reef, is to be heavily interested in the enterprise and he and Mr. A. S. Wright are expected in next week with a view to getting ready for develop ment work. WILL LAY THE CORNER STONE. Arrangements Made For Laying of Corner Stone of Library Building. —The pvclic library committee are perfecting arrangements for the lay ing of the corner stone of the new li brary building and will make the event one of the most notable of the season. Judge E. K. Cheadle, Hon David Hilger and Mrs. Austin W. Wan have been selected as a committee to com plete the arrangmnts which are now under way. The work will be perform ed under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity and Grand Master H. L. Frank of Butte has been communicat ed in an effort to have the grand lodge officers of the state take charge of the ceremonies. Hon. Frank E. Smith, whom the people of Lewistown are greatly in debeted to for untiring and unceasing efforts to secure the great Carnegie donation has been selected as the ora tor of the day and will deliver the principal address. Friday, October 20th, has been se lected as the date for this important event. The Lewistown band has been engaged to furnish music for the oc casion and other neessary arrange ments are being made as rapidly as possible to make the day long to lie remembered in our city. DIAMOND DRILL NOW AT WORK The Cyanide Gold Mining Company Bequn Work Last Friday. The Cyanide Gold Mining company of Kendall of which Mr. J. R. Cook is president, and W. A. Shaules is secre tary and treasurer, began drilling on the property covered by the townsite last Friday. The first hole to be put down will be at a point about 100 yards below the Barnes-King mine, between the mill and the town proper. Much develop ment work we are told depends upon the work being done by this company and if it should meet with the success that now seems certain, other work in the way of diamond drill development will be begun at once by owners of ad jacent properties. Local men are to be congratulated for the enterprise they have displayed in raising funds sufficient for the development of these properties, hitherto lying dormant and from which no returns were expected. The one man to whom the Kendall property owners are indebted for the success that has attended their later explorations of undeveloped property is Mr. John J. Bullard, the original owner of the now famed Bullard prop erty. The writer, who for years has been an intimate acquaintance of Mr. Bullard, recalls how some years ago Mr. Bullard settled with his family upon the "ranch" which has been re cently sold, 251,000 shares out of a to tal capital stock of 500,000, for $251,000; >ve recall the struggle that Mr. Bul lard underwent in an effort to improve and cultivate his "ranch," now a fab ulously rich gold mine, with the ulti mate object of making it a home for himself and his family. We recall how, in this work, as it came from his own lips, he became involved in what seemed to him then a heavy indebted ness, and how, later, although not a mining man, he became convinced that his "ranch" contained valuable ore de posits; how acting upon that belief, he rustled in some manner, sufficient means to go east and there, after a struggle of some months, he at last induced a couple of men of some means to buy a one-half Interest in his property for the sum of $2,500; and we recall, further, upon his return, how Mr. Bullard found all of his earth ly possessions, except it be his family, under attachment. With the $2,500, thus secured the indebtedness was taken up, a large percentage going for costs, and again he was left stranded with a one-half interest in his "ranch," but with his indebtedness practically all cleaned up. But time went on and there was lit tle, if any, effort made to develope the property. Bullard had not the money, while his associates had it but would not put it up. The matter dragged for perhaps a year, when Mr. Bullard made another supreme effort; going east again, where he remained until he had succeeded in perfecting every ar rangement necessary in securing a diamond drill. The result of this work need not be told. Ore bodies of untold dimensions and of great richness have been tapped. Other companies have been organized and other diamond drills placed in action, latest of which is the one of the Cyanide Gold com pany of Kendall, which led to the fore going statement of the development of the Bullard property. All honor to John J. Bullard. DEPUTY MARTIN HAS LONG RIDE. Popular Under Sheriff Goes in Search of Guiford Kelly. Ed Martin, Fergus county's popular under sheriff, returned from a long ride in the bad lands and among the breaks of the Missouri river last Sat urday evening. The intripid officer, in company with John Mlllsap, stock in spector for that section of the county, left Lewistown on September 27th, ga in" to Col. Norris' down at Judith landing, from which point they start ed on their hunt for the man, Guilfotd Kelly, who is badly wanted and who should be serving time in the peni uiiliarj at the present time. Kelly, since his escape front Sheriff Slater, while enrollte to Deer Lodge, has been located down in the breaks of the Missouri, an almost inacceslble region, where lie has demonstrated the fact that he is handy both with gun and branding iron, killing cows with the former and branding calves with the latter. Stock Inspector Mlllsap corralled Kelly some six weeks or two months ago and had him, as he thought, se mi roly chained to a post in the store of Col. Norris, but not so with the elus ive Mr Kelly. That night the gentle man succeeded in picking the padlock which fastened him to the chain and "hen Mr. Millsap awoke in tile mol ing his prisoner was gone. Later Mill sap heard of Kelly down in the breaks below Rocky Point and he came on in to Lewistown for help from the sher iff's office. Martin asked for and was given permission to make the trip. Leaving the Judith Landing the un der sheriff and stock inspector pro ceeded down the river some 15 or - miles, searching the country and mak ing inquiry, then swerving over north to the Lone Tree ridge, proceeding up into the Bear Paw mountains. From there they proceeded across the As sinniboine and Gravoine reservations and over into the Milk River country, thence through the Little Rockies and from there back to Rocky Point and from there rode up through the breaks of the river 75 or 80 miles, when they abandoned the search. Mr. Martin sav.s they were utterly unable to strike Kelly's trail, the general impression being that Kelly had drifted across over into Canada, but if Kelly returns to his haunts in the bad lands Ed will take another chance nt "starving to death tied up to a tree," "just to see if the fellow is any good," says Ed. BIG STRIKE ON PROPERTY Ore Body 100 Feet in Width Cross Cut in Tunnel-Average Assays $5.00 Per Ton. A big strike is reported to have been made on the Pete Rosseau property, near Malden, in which Mr. Oscai Stephens is heavily interested. The tunnel that has been driven forward has crosscut a body of oxidized cyan ide ore 100 feet in width which gives an average assay value of $5 per ton. Tlie owners of the property are jubi lant over the great find and will push tlie work with greater vigor than ever developing this great ore body. In the spring the owners contem plate the erection of a suitable mill for ihc treatment of the ore by the cyan id process. I lie news will be gladly received by all who are interested in mining in that vicinity. HAVE YOUR SHEET MUSIC PLAYED BEFORE YOU BUY IT. THE VERY LATEST ALWAYS ON HAND AT THE ART MUSIC STORE. REARING IN JUSTICE COURT Parties Charged With a Violation of Anti-Gambling Law Given a Hear ing in Justice Conrt. MARSHAL BURKE IS DISCHARGED Messrs. Fraser, Hegerson, Butler and Slaughter Are Bound Over $500 Bonds. Last Thursday afternoon Justice McFarland's court was occupied with the preliminary hearing of the cases of the state vs. Daniel Frazer and Carl Hagenson, charged with the vio lation of tlie anti-gambling laws. County Attorney Roy E. Ayers appear ed for the state, while Messrs. F. E. Smith and Huntoon & Smith repre sented the defendants. The specific charge upon which the prosecution re lied was that gambling had been per mitted or was conducted in the rear room of the Big Bear saloon, of which institution Messrs. Frazer and Hagen son were the admitted leasers, on the afternoon of Sept. 25th. The witnesses for the state, Cyrus Sharley and T. S. Frost, testified that they had played "stud poker" at that particular time in the rear of tlie saloon. The state failed to show that either of tlie ac cused had knowledge of the games go ing on, but developed tlie fact that they were proprietors of tlie place. A motion was made by the attorneys for the defendants for their discharge at the close t>f the stale's ease, which mo tion was overruled, and the defense of fered the testimony of Messrs. Frazer and Hagenson in their own behalf. This testimony showed the defendants to be the proprietors of til ■ place where the gambling is alleged to have been conducted, but all knowledge of it was denied by both of tlie proprie tors. The court 'o ld, however, that inasmuch as ownership was admitted, they were responsible and held them to answer at the district court, plat - ing the bonds at $500 in each case, which was readily given. The trial of Messrs. Frazer and Hagenson con sumed practically all aft 'moon nod the other cases went over until Friday morning. Friday morning tli • case of the state against L. S. Butler w is call 'd and the state offered testimony to show that gambling in the fmin of 'stud poker" had taken place in Hi rear of the. Puritan saloon on o- a belt S"pt. 15th. Again the attorneys moved for the dis charge of their ell iii, and ft gain the motion was overruled. The defendant offered no testimony and was held to answer at the trial term of the dlstiict court on bail in the sum of $500, which was at once given. It developed In the course of the trial that one ol the state's witnesses, Bert Bierks was prejudiced against Butler and Slaugh ter and that he had avowed that lie would get even with them. The next case to be heard was that of 111" state against Marshal Marlon I. Burke, which came on for hearing in the afternoon. The testimony In ttds case by the state was practically the same ns that offered in the case against Butler, but the defense proved to be so strong that the County Attor ney at the conclusion of the testimony completely exhonerated Mr. Burke by asking Hint the court dismiss the charge ugainst hint. The testimony showed that while Mr. Burke was un owner of the Puritan, since a -copting the position of city marshal he had had little, if anything to do with the current operation of the place; that during the alleged operation of any games he was not in or about the place and no personal knowledge could be shown; that he had warned the bar tenders and those In charge of the place at divers times to not allow any gambling to go on in the premises. Proof of these matters by the defense was indisputable and the county attor ney acted accordingly. In the case of the state against Slaughter, the defendant waived ex amination and he was placed under a $500 bond to appear for trial in the district court. The bond was fit once given and thus ended th • first round in the prosecution of the gambling cases. KENDALL ITEMS. Several eases of alleged colds steal ing have come to the notice of the au thoriteis during the past week. Chas. Folmer, Lum Reid and George Ware ham, Jr., have been arrested and have given bonds for their appearance in court. The complaint is made by El mer Knerr who saw Folmer, accom panied gy George Wareham, driving a steer and a cow and calf towards the Reid place. Later the cow and calf were found but the steer disappeared. Two head of cattle were butchered at the Reid place and the head and horns and a hoof were found which Knerr will swear were from the missing ani mal. It is said that the hide can not lie found. It was some time before Deputy Sheriff Martin apprehended Folmer, but on Sunday he was taken to Lewistown where he put up bonds. l'ay day in Kendall was the quietest one there lias been for many months. There was not music of every descrip tion in every saloon in town due, of course to tlie absence of rounders and the lack of gambling. There was more than the usual number of traveling men and Lewistown merchants In town. The electric diamond drill belonging to tlie Barnes-King Mining Co arrived Saturday and will bo set in operation at once. A 12-horse power motor will also be put in. It is the intention of tlie company to prospect the property thoroughly with the drill and the first work will Vie done on the properties adjoining tlie Bullard place. As soon as cold weather sets in they will com mence drilling underground. The com pany is also installing a compressor nt tlie discovery shaft and expect to place another nt the main shaft. The Townsite Co. have commenced operations on the property adjoining the Barnes-King, patented by R. K Neill and since transferred to the Townsite Co. The Townsite property will lie thoroughly prospected with a diamond drill. William Nevln, who with Tom Phil lips has taken charge of the old Mace coal mine below Malden was in town Saturday. Mr. Nevln states that con siderable development work Is being done and that they have struck six feet of first class coal. In about three weeks the new owners will be prepar ed to supply coal to the public on short notice. Dr. Stokes of Billings was In Ken dall Saturday looking over the Miners' union medical contract with a view to locating here. After an Investigation Dr. Stokes concluded that the situation in Billings would not justify the change. A rare treat was given the people of Kendall when Christian Hansen, the noted violinist, played here on Thurs day night. Mr. Hansen Is a musician of wonderful versltllity and splendid technique, and all who heard him per form were greatly pleased. E. W. King and wife arrived In Ken dall from Bozeman Tuesday night. Mr. King left Thursday lull Mrs. King will spend a week or two visiting her sister, Mrs. 11. I. Shaw. Sheriff's Sale. Western Loan and Savings Company, u corporation, Plaintiff, versus Frank Moshner ami faille Moslmer, Ills wife, defendants. To be sold at Slid ill's Sale mi Wed nesduy, tin- 8tli day of Novenioer, 1905, at 2 o'clock p. in. of said day. at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Lewistown, Fergus county, Montana, to the highest and best Mil der for cash in hand, lawful money of the United States, nil the right, title, equity and interest or the above nam ed dec fen d a n t s, Frank Moshner and faille Moshner, Ids wifi-, in and to the following described property, to-wlt: Those certain lots, pieces or parcels of land situated in the city of Lewis town, Fergus County, Montana, bound ed and described as follows, to-wlt: All of blocks numbered sixteen (16) and seventeen (17), according to the report and plat of the Cm.............. on Partition and Distribution of the estate of Francis A. Jnneaux, deceas ed on Hie and of record in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of Fer gus and the Clerk of the District Court of Fergus County, Montana, Also all of block numbered Eighteen (ls> according to the report and plat of tlie said Commissioners on Partition and Distribution of the said estate of Francis A. Jam-mix, deceased, on file and of record Jn the office of the county Clerk ami Recorder and the Clerk of the District Court of said Fergus Coun ty, Montana, lying below the North erly and Easterly of the large irrigat ing ditch known as the Lewistown Ditch Company's Ditch. Also that part of block numb*rod Twenty-eight (28) .according to the re port and plat of the Commissioners on Partition and Distribution in the matter of the estate of Francis A. Janeaux. deceased, of record and on file in the offices of the County Clerk and Recorder and Clerk of the District Court of said Fergus County, Montana, described as follows, to-wlt; Begin nin at the most Southerly corner of said block numbered Twenty-eight (28), running thence North forty-five degrees west, two hundred thirty feet to the Westerly corner of said block, thence North forty-five degrees East, two hundred ninety feet, more or less, to the North boundary line of the North West quarter of the North East quarter of section numbered Fifteen (15) in Township numbered Fifteen (15) North of Range numbered Eigh teen (18) East; tiience East on said line Forty (40) feet, more at less, to a point of said sub-divisional line which bears North forty-five degrees West, two hundred feet from tlie South East line of the said block; thence South forty-five degrees West and parallel with and distant Thirty (30) feet from the North Westerly line of said Mock two hundred fifty feet, more or less, to a point whic-h bears North Wester 1 ly forty-live degrees East. Eighty (80) feet distant from the South Westerly line of the said block; thence South forty-five degrees East two hundred feet, more or less to the South East line of said block; thence South forty five degrees West Eighty feet, more or less, along the line of said block to the place of beginning. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Oc tober 17, 1905, L. P. SLATER, Sheriff. By ED MARTIN. Uuder Sheriff. Worden & Scott, Attorneys for Plaintiff. First publication Oct. 17.3t