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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
ITOUT & KELLV< Publishers. Subscription, per Year.............$2,50 LEWISTOWN, MONT., Oct. 24 Published Weekly. Among the fall crops that suffered from the frosts are the plums on the McCurdy family tree.—Butte Evening News. The Fort Benton River Press has completed its twenty-fifth year. The River Press has ever been a credit to Montana journalism and its long and successful career is a source of satis faction to all who desire to see worthy enterprises perpetuated. That the River Press may continue to thrive is the best wishes of the Democrat. The democrats should not take such a lugubrioes view of the political situ ation. If the courts continue doing their duty, the republican majority may be reduced to a minority within another term or two. United States courts have put three of the four re publican members of the state of Ore gon out of business and a Missouri court has put serious obstacles in the way of Senator Burton of Kansas do ing much in the halls of congress. If the courts continue to "turn the ras cals out" in this excellent wise, the upright, fearless, able and honest gen tlemen who occupy the democratic side of the legislative chambers may soon have another opportunity to do some legislating. EGGLESTON TO THE FRONT. Dr. W. G. Eggleston, the best edi torial writer that ever wrote a line in Montana and one of the best in the entire country, is not disappointing his friends in his latest editorial con tributions, made to a paper which he himself recently established in Helena and known as "The State." Dr. Eg gleston is a free lance, owing fealty to no political organization or corpora tion, which is much the same thing in Montana, and is sparing none who are deserving of merited exposure for po litical rottenness. Eggleston has la ready done much toward relieving the state of a burden of political stigma by opening the floodgates of his irony and scorching ridicule, verbally casti gating the nondescript political roust abouts who have ever dragged the name of Montana through the quag mire of disgrace and infamy, and ac quainting the country electorate with the vile methods employed in the man ipulation of state political affairs. That he is destined to do much more good by his re-entrance into this, the sphere of activity to which he is es pecially adapted, one can readily be lieve from a perusal of the first num bers of The State. LOOKS BRIGHTER. There is now doubt that the sheep men of Montana are looking forward again to good prices for wool next year, as shown by the fact that they are not willing to contract their clip ahead at lower prices than the highest obtained during the past season. The Boston Transcript, published at the great wool market of the United States, seems to think that the Hock masters of this state are justified in holding out for four pounds of wool for a dollar. That paper says that while there are no exact figures given out concerning the stocks on hand in Boston, it is known that there is a much smaller quantity in the warehouses than is usual at this time of year. Last week there were nearly four million pounds of wool shipped out of Boston over and above receipts. The wool market in Australia opens this week and at Sydney and Adelaide it is reported that the price will start five per cent higher this year than it did last. It is said tha Australian clip is in excellent condition, and with this re port goes the further one that the sup ply in England and other European points is very low, and it is expected that the European manufacturers will be in the market for all the Australian wool that is offered. Given a favorable winter and plenty of grass in the spring, the prospect for the Montana sheepman is certainly bright.—Butte Miner. GREAT IS MONTANA. In an industrial review of Montana the the St. Paul News gives the state the following send-off: One hundred and forty-five square miles of territory, occupied by 260,000 people, who produce and export $70, 000,000 every year, besides what is con sumed at home. That is a brief state ment of Montana. It is beyond doubt the greatest production per capita of any commonwealth in the union. These facts show that Montana is state of vast possibilities. The popula tion amounts to but about two persons to the square mile, and there is room and opportunity for millions of enter prising and energetic homeseekers, who will find abundant opportunity for their energies, wltAi certain and large returns for their investment and la bor. Montana has b-°n known as the "Treasuie State," from Its great pro duction of precious metals, which has amounted to $1,200,CCO,000. The mineral development of the state has hardly commenced, and the production in the future will be still greater. However, these figures should not over shadow the resources of Montana In other di rections. The stock, wool, agricultur al and horticultural resources of the state bid fair in the near future to over shadow the mineral production.. Un der the inspiration of th 3 national ir rigation act, these resources will be developed in a larger degree titan ev en the phenomenal increase of devel opment of the mineral resources. The facts and figures regarding the stock, wool, agricultural and horticul tural interests of Montana will prove a surprise to the people who have no intimate acquaintance with the con ditions. With a population of a little over a quarter of a million of people, according to official reports, there were on the state in March, 1904, 833,960 head of cattle, valued by the assessors at $15,582,922. There were at the same time 4,138,765 sheep valued at $8,435, 594. There were 128,328 head of hors :s, valued at $4,709,561. A comparative new industry in Mon tana, started about three years ago, is Angora goats. There are now in the state 20,000 of the animals, and 10,000 will be imported this year, while the increase will be at least 90 per cent, so that by next year there will be at least 50,000 of these profitable animals. The clip averages 4 pounds, selling from 40c to 50c per pound. These animals do not in any way interfere with other stock, ranging and thriving on high, rough ground, which will not sustain cattle or sheep. During the year 1903—the last for which official reports have been com pleted—the production of metals amounted to $50,276,365. Reports so far received, and careful estimates for the year 1904, show that the production cached $54,576,355. During the year 1904 the shipments of cattle from Montana were 288,775 head, valued at a low estiamte at $8 - 007,125. Number of horses shipped, ,984, valued at $949,500. The wool clip of the state this year will be over 37,000,000 pounds, which will sell for an average of 22 cents per pound, making an income of $8,140,000. Patriotism vs. Partisanship. With Folk, an ardent democrat, fighting with Weaver, an equally ard ent republican, in the municipal cam paign of Philadelphia, the dawn of a new era in American political affairs has undoubtedly broken in upon the vision of the most blinded American partisans. After a century and a quarter of spirited fighting, the two great parties, through two of their greatest leaders, have forgotten their partisanship and joined hands for the defeat of dishonesty and the glorifi cation of clean government. Two almost equally powerful politi cal parties may be productive of great evil just as well as of great good in the administration of political affairs of a great country such as ours. Such a condition excellently serves the pur pose of evil disposed and thoroughly wicked men in the manipulation of their schemes of dishonesty and crime. It permits such men to prevent the ends of good government by using their ever willing and avaricious tools, more numerous than any' of us care to admit, to throw the elections as best suits their nefarious purpose and, thereby, defeat the will of an actual majority of patriotic citizens. In large cities such as Philadelphia, where the present fight is being waged, is this especially true. In a larger number of instances, it is better for a man to give unyielding fealty to the political party In whose basic principles he truly believes. Men who themselves are persona non grata must frequently be accepted in order that 'the political structure built upon the presumedly solid foundation of such principles shall be not wrecked. Not the man but the things for which the man sincerely stands should guide a conscientious voter in every stance. But there are times when it is no longer possible to serve one's party', and at the same time serve one's con science. Unscrupulous vandals may desroy the beautiful shrines before which one is wont to kneel in his fa vorite political temple and in their places erect blackened, besmirched shafts to the memory of Mammon and other spirits of unspeakable memory. Upon such sad occasions, it .is neces sary either to go out in search of bet ter things or call upon some generous foe to assist in the defeat of their false brethren. Such was the case of Mayor Weaver of Philadelphia. He saw the shrines of ideal republicanism desecrated by a horde of political pirates. Rather than give up the temple in which he had ever done his political worshiping he called upon one of the high priests of the big white house across the way, WE DO NOT DICTATE AS TO WHEN YOU SHALL COME. COME IN ANY TIME. YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME. Where Lotf Prices Reign ROSS IT IS CERTAINLY TRUE THAT COMPARISON TELLS YOU WHERE TO BUY. THAT IS WHY OUR BUSINESS IS AL WAYS ON THE INCREASE. MERCANTILE COMPANY WE ARE UNDERSOLD BY We have no time nor space in which to boast of what we have done. NOBODY We simply do our best to please everyone and give you the very best merchandise for the lowest possible prices. You know if you were satis fied the last time, and if you were not, you also know enough to come to us Jwith your troubles. And if you do have any reason for complaint we are always ready to make things right. It is business we are after and we intend to get it by being on the square with everybody. If we sell you a dollars worth of goods, we do so with the satisfaction of knowing that we are not buncoing you out of your money. We are not hot air mer chants, we are here to deliver the goods and serve you satisfactorily. "Viking System"Clothes for Boys 6 - Young Men We show a splendid assortment of the following. "Little Roybert" suits, ages three to seven years. In innumerable ways and style. To be worn with or with out linen collars. $5.00, $4.00, $3.50, $3.00 ...................... $2.50 Eton Norfolk Suits, ages three to eight years. Come double breasted, all styles. The better grades with bloomer knee pants, $5.50 to .......................... S2.5D Automobile Overcoats, ages four to eight years, plain and fancy, several styles; latest innovations, $6.50 to .......................... vui DU Boys' Overcoats, ages four to sixteen years, several makes, single and dou ble breasted, with and without belts. $ 10.00 to ......................... $ 5.00 Two Piece Suits, ages six to sixteen years; double breasted coat and knee pants; $11.00 to .. $ 3.50 Three Piece Suits, ages eight to six teen years, single and double breast ed; coat, vest and long pants; $12.50 to ......... $ 5.00 Young Mens' Overcoats, to twenty years, single breasted, several styles, with and without belts $22.50 to ................... ages fifteen and double all lengths $ 10.00 Boys' Long Trouser Suits, ages ten to sixteen years, single and double breast ed, $18.00 to .................... $ 5.00 Sale Men's and Boy's Overcoats Two lots of men's and boy's overcoats at prices that make them genuine bargains. Lot No. i Comprises an assortment of several styles, both and without belts. Single and double breasted, sizes. For coats that sold up to S18.50. Choice at.......... with All $ 10.00 Lot No. 2 Is a bunch of coats that sold up to S25.00. They are well made and the styles are as good as tho we asked reg ular price 4 Any coat in the lot for................^-At/uV/v/ Sale of Men's Women's Boys and Children's Overshoes. Men's one buckle overshoes, heavy rolled edge, first quality at ........... Men's sixteen inch overshoes, rolled edge, best grade. Al ways sold for $3.25, *......... Women's one buckle dress arctics first quality, always sold for $1.25 at o'-* $1.35 inch overshoes, est grade. Al $1.50 Boys' one buckle, heavy rolled ed ge overshoes, $1.25 grad at ....................... Child's one and two buckle arctice, first quality,always sold for $1.00 at ............. t&F Child's .one buckle overshoes, eight to eleven, 85c grade at If You Don't BelieVe That ready made clothes can be prodi you have not known Adler's Clothes to look like custom craft, These clothes have overturned more old theories in the clothing trade than we can list here. The most important point is that they have proven that the ready made clothes can win trade from high priced merchant tailors by giving as much style for about one-half the price. Adler Suits from $i2.50~$22.50 Adler Overcoats $15, 16.50, $18, $20.00 The call was heard, and these two men, Folk and Weaver, political foes by birth, training and general inclin ation, are standing shoulder to shoul der, faces to the enemy, visors uplift ed, arm, steeled for a common purpose, fighting the common enemy of all who believe in political purity—the boodler and corruptionist. Party lines have been forgotten and honesty, united, is solidly arrayed against dishonesty, equally as well organized. It is no small struggle into which the reform element has precipitated itself. Years of undisturbed activity in their iniqui tous proceedings has permitted the powers of darkness in the city ot Brotherly Love to organize their forces thoroughly and systematically. They are bound together by the common cause of avarice. The successof Weav er means the end of the regime of un limited stealings from the city treas ury and in a country where, to all ap pearances, the fiercest struggle is in the scramble for the almighty dollar, anything which promises to interrupt the enjoyment of a fat graft meets with all of the opposition which des perate and cunning craft can devise. It is a crucial test of our citizenship. Only when the votes are counted next month will It be determined whether the third largest city in our magnifi cent land is to be ruled by the imps of darkness or the men who work in the Sheriff's Sale. Bernard McDonnell, Plaintiff, veri Wm. Polly, Defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Wed nesday, the 15tn day of November. 1905, at ten o'clock A. M. of sa id day, at the front door of the Court House in the City of Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, lawful money of the United States, all the right, title, equity, and interest of the above named defendant, Wm. Polly, in and to the following described prop erty, to-wit:— The Little Gem Fraction quartz lode Mining Claim, situated in Moccasin Mining District (unorganized) in Fer gus County, State of Montana, being that certain quartz lode mining claim located by Wm. Polly and Gaylord McCoy on the 28th day of May, 1902, and filed for record June 17th, 1902, at Page 570 of Book 7 Lodes Locations Records of Fergus County, Montana. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Oc tober 24th, 1905. L. P. SLATER, Sheriff. By ED MARTIN, Under Sheriff. F. F. MacGowan, Attorney for Plain tiff. First publication Oct. 24-3t Sheriff's Sale. Gilt Edge Mercantile Company, a corporation. Plaintiff, versus Ralph Bartlett and Harriet Bartlett, Defend ants. To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Thurs day, the 16th day of November, 1905 at two o'clock P. M. of said day, at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, to the highest and best bid der for cash in hand, lawful money of the United States, all the right, title, equity and interest of the above nam ed defendants, Ralph Bartlett and Harriet Bartlett, In and to the follow ing described property, to-wit:— Lot numbered Nine in Block num bered Twenty-nine in the Townsite of Gilt Edge, Fergus County, Montana. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Oc tober 24th, 1905. L. P. SLATER, Sheriff. By ED MARTIN, Under Sheriff. F. A. Barnes, Attorney for Plaintiff. First publication Oct. 24-3t Contest Notice. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Lewistown, Mon tana, October 16, 1905. A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed In this office by Robert H».nt er, contestant, against Homestead en try No. 1765, made August 2, 1899, for s 1-2 se 1-4, sec. 8, the n 1-2 ne 1-4, sec. 17, tp 12n, r 16e, by Roy E. Johnson, contestee, In which it is alleged that said Roy E. Johnson has failed to re side upon, establish residence, culti vate, or improve the land embraced in said entry. That said default existed at all times prior to the expiration of five years from the date of said entry, and that the said Roy E. Johnson abandoned said land and left the state of Montana on or about the 1st day of July, 1901, and that his present where abouts Is unknown and that the land in question has been wholly abandon ed at all times since the date of entry, and that said absence was not due to his employment In the army or navy of the United States. Said parties are hereby notified to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation -at 10 o'clock a. m. on November 27, 1905, before the Register and Receiver at the United States Land Office in Lewistown, Mon tana. The said contestant having, in a proper affidavit* filed October 16, 1905, set forth facts which show that after due diligence personal service of this notice cannot be made, it is hereby or dered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publica tion. EDWARD BRASSEY, Register. First publication October 24-4t NATAL ITEMS. The snow caught the farmers with grain in the shock and potatoes in the ground, about 10 inches having fallen. J. C. Pratt and Ed Duvall went to Lewistown Saturday. Big Dick, the lion slayer, is burning lime for B. C. Olds. Miss Hassett will teach the school here, beginning Oct. 31'st. Goldie Nelson visited on Cottonwood last week. Matt Wannebo and Otis Lish ship ped cattle to Billings last Monday. They loaded at Glengary. C. Regli and J. McCollom will load their cattle at Glengary next Monday and ship to Omaha. W. J. Edgecombe E. R. Judd Lewistown Commission Agency We can furnish you with best prices on city prop erty or real estate invest ments of all kinds. Office in Cort & Worden Building, Opposite Day House Some Snaps: Three lots with two houses and out buildings, $1,500. Valuable property adjoining the city, $25 per acre. One city lot in good locality, $150. City lots from $75 and upward. One storv and a half residence, with two corner lots, $2,100. Two lots on hill in fine location, $600. 720 acre ranch at head of Spring creek, $4,750. Well built tow-story store buil 1 ing in the town of Moore, with full lot, rents amounting to $45 per month; on sale at a very reason able figure. City lot in the town of Kendall, situated in a good business locality and a desirable property, $550. 180 foot front on Fifth avenue, fifty feet deep and good location' $500. We have mining stock of all de. seriptlon or sale. Several good mining deals on tap 40 cows with calves and 40 mixed yearlings and two-year-olds of ex cellent stock for sale at $20 per head for the bunch. LEWISTOWN COMMISSION AG'CY Real Estite, Mining Brok ers and General Commis sion Business.