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Do you rtant a good stoOe? If you do you will make no mistake by investigating the....... St. Clair StoOes A full line of whi ch can be found at the Lewistown Furniture Comp any. STOVES Lewistown Furniture Go. Is Complete House Furnishers. Of Local Interest Hamilton pianos at W. S. Smith's. Bran and shorts at Lehmans. Joseph T. Wunderlin and M. L. "Woodman went over to Kendall Thurs day, returning home Friday afternoon. Bran and snorts at Lehmans. Mrs. Cupp, who has been visiting her daughter in Washington, returned to the city this week. The best Sue meal at Christe's restaurant. Get shoes repaired at The Fad. Sheriff Slater and family returned last Wednesday from Boise, Idaho, where they visited the mother of Mrs. Slater and also some relatives of Mrs. Slater for several days. Bone meal for chickens at Able Bos. Don't overlook the Julith Hardware Co. when requiring plumbing done. Rred R. Warren, the "Utica wool grower, was a visitor to Lewistown from Friday until yesterday. Mr. War ren stated that the storm scattered about 30,000 head of sheep all over the south side of the mountains but that the losses would not amount to much. Roy E. Ayers, attorney at law, office In Lang building, Main street. Dr. M. Hedges, dentist. Office in Laux building. Mrs. Samuel Sailorus and two young children of Thermopolis, Wyo., will ar rive in this city about the first of next month and will make their future home with Mrs. Sodoras' father, G. W. Noble of Rogers. Mrs. Sadoras' hus band, Samuel Sadoras, died in Ther mopolis Cet. 7th, of typhoid fever. Get shoes repaired at The Fad. New shop,everything clean and fresh. Lewistown Meat Company. 'D, >1 f Harmon, who was a resident of this city a number of years, is now residing in Portland. He went to the coast in the interest of his health and his friends will be pleased to know that he is feeling better than at ar,y time in a number of years. He has a pretty suburban home in the coast town and is doing well. Dr. F. F. Attix. Tel. 132. Bran and shorts ot Lehmans. Dr. David, who is preparing to start an up-to-date drug store in the thriv ing t wn of Moore just as soon as he can get in his stock, was in town Mon day. George Beasley, business man ager of the Inland Empire, who spent Sunday with his family here, drove back to Moore with the doctor Mon day afternoon. Remember the new butcher shop on Fourth avenue opposite the post office. Worden & Scott, Lawyers, Telephone building, over U. S. Land Office. Postmaster Albert Pfaus left Friday morning for the ranch of W. A. Hedg es at Yale, in the southern part of the county, where he will spend a week of ten days hunting and recuperating from the effects of the arduous labors of looking after Uncle Sam's business in this city. He went well supplied with guns, knives, amunition, etc. and before departing made a number of rash promises to his friends about bringing back venison. Something doing now, at the Fergus County Hardware Co. Tuey are mov ing heating stoves and ranges at pric es never heard of before. Bran and shorts at Lahmans. The officers of the First National Bank this week received notice that their institution has been made United States depositary. This means that the banking of the United States land office and the post office will be done at this place, obviating the neces sity of sending the money by expres to a Helena depositary. This pro gressive institution has also received from the government $25,000 additional currency which will go far toward re lieving any possible monetary string ency in this community. This, with the $25,000 of national bank notes which the bank was permitted to issue at the time of its organization as national bank, makes $50,00u of feder money on hand. The First National of Lewistown has won a secure place in the first rank of progressive finanei al institutions of Montana and it is the intention of the offlsers to constantly strengthen this position in the finanei al world. Bran and shorts at Lehmans. M. J. Healy and Charles Johnson of Helena were visitors in this city ov er Sunday. Hair goods—Reduction in prices on account of leaving city. Mrs. Wallace. Joseph Beilis, the well known min ing man, left Saturday morning for Chicago on an important business trip. The date of liis return is uncertain. Dr. Frank, the eye specialist, will be in Lewistown from October and in Kendall from the . 10th. Those desiring their i ined should not fail to see Ue of in, n's clothing at 1st to 5th ith to the ■yes exam Dr. Frank. James H. Chart, i night from Helen, spent several days | Special Power's. ^ returned Tuesday in which city he ______ .on business. He went to Glass Range the latter part of the week to look after his interests in that section. Buy your meats at the best and most up to date meat market. Abel Bros. Palmist Mrs. Wallace will leave the city soon. Readings for ladies, 50c. Bran and shorts at Lehmans. Avery Armstrong who formerly liv ed in this city is now in Missoula, hav ing recently accepted a lucrative po sition as advertising manager for the big store of D. J. Donohue. The three labor unions of Lewistown will combine in giving a big Thanks giving dance at Culver's hall. The pre liminary plans are now being made. Watch for posters later. J. E. Wasson, the well known min ing attorney, intends to leave about the first of November for Southern California where he will spend three weeks or a month with friends. Gold Heart flour $3.50 a hundred pounds at Power's. HAIR GOODS: Mrs. Wallace will leave the city in three weeks for the east. Ladies wishing switches, pom padours or any work done will please call soon. Airs. Wallace, the Palmist, Main street, opposite the Day House. G W. Cook left this morning in com pany with a Air. Noble of Pittsburg and a gentleman from Illinois for the lower Judith to look over some ranch es. Both gentlemen contemplate mak ing some real estate purchases in this county. You get good apples at Power's. H. L. DeKalb last week moved his law books and other paraphernalia of a well equipped law office from the Allen & Robinson building to attrac tive quarters on the second floor of the Bank of Fergus County. Charlie Alor ton who has a desk in Air. DeKalb's office also moved. Adam Sager, the old time prospector and miner of Alaiden, was in the city Friday. Practical experience has taught Adam more of the mineral pos sibilities of the Alaiden district thail any half dozen experts and he has never for a moment lost his faith In the coming "golden era" of those liis 1 toric hills. George Alinor, representing the N. P. R. R. Co., arrived in lh'- city Saturday evening and will remain here for a few days on a business trip. He states that the passenger traffic over the N. P. the present year has been greatly beyond all calculations and that it is still heavy despite the fact that the Portland exposition has closed. Two highly respected citizens of the town had a slight disagreement last Saturday and hot words leading to blows, one of them was ignominiously knocked out. The fisticuff part of the row did not amount to much but the war of words caused the atmosphere in that particular portion of the city to assume a hazy appearance for a few hours. The case of Frank Anderson vs. Mark and Henry Nelson was tried be fore Justice AIcFarland Thursday af ternoon. The plaintiff sued for $44 gl ared to be balance due on a loan ac unt and for wages. Blackford & aekford represented the plaintiff and luntoon & Smith, the defendants. The ourt rendered a judgment for the de ndants. Go to Power Alercantile Co.'s new hoe department for the best shoes. President Alex Fairgreave of the Montana Federation of Labor will tve in the morning for Gilt Edge here he will visit the Judith Aloun lin Aliners' union fof a couple of ays. From there he will go over to Kendall and remain for two days with the North Moccasin boys. The visit of esident Fairgreave is greatly strengthening the labor unions of the ounty and he expresses himself as be ing well pleased with the outlook for the laboring people of Fergus county. Under Sheriff Ed Alartin went out to threshing machine below Straw yes terday and arrested Ray Bassett, a young man who, it is alleged, stole a saddle belonging to Clark Combs, in Moore on the 17th of last Alarch. Bas sett admits that he was a party to the larceny but implicates another fellow, rancher, who will be apprehended by the officers within a day or two. The under sheriff is confident that he will not only get both of the men guilty of the theft but will also be able to re turn the saddle to the owner within few days. Don't buy shoddy overshoes when you get the best at Power's. The Rev. Henry Quickenden return ed Tuesday evening from Bozeman to which city he went the week previous to attend the annual meeting of the synod. He stated that the meeting was one of the most enjoyable and profitable that he ever attended and that intense interest marked every session. Eloquent addresses were made by some of the most prominent men of the Presbyterian faith in the country. Airs. Halsey R. Watson of this city was elected treasurer of the Women's Alissionary Society of the Great Falls Presbytery. Airs. Quick enden and the baby, who accompanied Air. Quickenden to Bozeman, visited Mrs. Quickenden's sister in Alanhatten and did not return until Friday even ing. Dr. Stokes, the Billings physician who was called to Kendall to assist in the amputation of Juie Riser's leg. left yesterday morning for his home He stated that Air. Riser is getting along as well as could be expected and unless some unforseen complications set in the injured man will soon be all right again. A meeting of Lewistown creamery stockholders was held in the office of Uilger & Busenburg Saturday after noon and the affairs of the company were briefly discusses. Inasmuch as the insurance adjuster has not yet completed his work and his report will not be forthcoming for several days, it was decided to leave all immediate ar rangements in the hands of the di rectors of the company. It is assured that the creamery will be rebuilt, but its location, capacity, etc., will-be de ided at some future time. It is stated upon authorative infor mation that the cleanup made by the Gold Reef Alining company last month as the largest ever made since John A. Drake secured control of the prop erty. Also that the showing was made with a decreased expenditure which shows that the property is now on an excellent basis, thanks largely to the efficient management of Henry Rea,the popular young man who has had charge of the property for several months. Some fine bodies of ore are now being opened up under the direc tion of Consulting Engineer Plum and the outlook for the Gold Reef has not been so bright for many years. Matt Dunn, who is extensively Inter ested in the mining business in the North Aloccsin mountains and who spends a large portion of his time in that district is also largely interested in the Swift Current oil fields in Teton county and to a representative of the Helena Record he stated that the out look for oil in that region was never brighter than at the present time. A great deal of work is being done by all the companies interested up there and Air. Dunn predicts that some gen uine gushers will be struck before an other twelve months passes by. Mrs. Charles S. Haire entertained at dinner Wednesday evening, the guest of honor being Airs. Harry Yaeger, who is to remove to Lewistown with in a week or two. The color scheme was yellow, and in carrying this out the decorations were very attractively done. Occupying a prominent position on the table was the half of a pump kin that had been hollowed out and from it overflowed grapes, apples, au tumn leaves and mountain ash berries. Yellow candles heightened the win some effect. Besides the guest of honor there were present: Air. and Mrs. W. J. Bickett, Air. and Airs Geo. A. Aliner Air. and Airs. Lewis Penwell, and Frank Sharp.—Helena Record. Dr. I. Al. Beatty has moved into rooms 3 and 4, over the Bank of Fer gus County. Residence 'phone 144. Restricting Insurance Investments. When the Armstrong committee comes to consider remedies for life in surance chicanery and graft it could not do better than to study the charter of the Northwestern Alutual Life In surance Company of Milwaukee. It was granted in 1857, and at that time the Wisconsin legislature imposed rigid safeguards for the investments of the funds of the company its act cre ated. Later amendments to the North western's charter were by way of strengthening these safeguards. For instance, it was provided that realty investments, must be on unindumber ed property, with mortgage, "but the real estate or property to secure such mortgage or investment shall in every case be worth twice the amount lent thereon." The Depew Improvement Company loan would have been impossible in the Northwestern, but the other classes of investments were rigorously limited to the savings banks standard, and all were specified in the charter. The Northwestern has not persisted in an attempt to open up a field of invest ment. There have been no speculative syndicates in the Northwestern. They would not be possible even if there were no provision in its charter that officers and agents are personally li able for losses arising through "their own respective neglect or miscon duct." In the panic of 1893 the biggest and strongest banks in Alilwaukee failed. To Alilwaukee the Wisconsin Fire and Marine bank was what the National Park bank is to New York. The Plan kinton bank was the Chemical of Alil waukee. These banks failed and many others with them. Would the North western Alutual Life Insurance com pany have weathered such a storm If it had borne the same relations to the Milwaukee bank as the New York Life, the Equitable and the Alutual keep with their auxiliary trust com panies and banks? The question an swers itself. The Northwestern would have gone down in the crash and the savings of an army of investors all over the country would have been swept away. Barriers erected by fond fathers and husbands for the protec tion of widows and orphans would have been broken down. Today the Northwestern remains as secure in the confidence of its policy holders before the sickening revelation of life insur ance treachery and depravety was made. The state of Wisconsin in 1S70 passed a general law imposing on other life insurance companies the same restric tions as the Northwestern had impos ed upon itself in its charter. This law limits investments of life insurance funds to: Bonds—United States, state, county city, town, village or duly authorized school districts therein. Alortgages—Being first liens being worth at '#.-ast twice the money loaned thereon. Alortgage bonds of any railway street railway company duly incorpo rated and organized. Collateral loans by deposit of abov class of securities. Policy loans not exceeding 95 percent of cash surrender value of policy; the cash value being determined by the actual reserve accumulated on the policy. No life insurance company shall do any banking business. (Aleaning that it could not hold stock in a trust com I pany, among other things, as is done in New York.) The Northwestern's business ever since its organization has been done along the lines of this law. The curi ous fact about this Wisconsin invest ment law is that when it was passed in 1870 IT WAS AIODELED ON THE NEW YORK LAW. The amendments made since then in the Wisconsin in surance law have been by way of fort ification. The amendments in the New York law, from which it was original)! copied, have been by way of emascu lation and disembowelment. St- p by step, clause by clause, word by word, the statutory safeguards for policy holders have been cut out of the New York insurance law by the agency of the heavily financed lobby maintained at Albany by the life insurance sys tem. So that now, while the AV iscin sin law affords complete protection to holders of policies organized under the laws of that state, insurers in com panies organized under the law of which the Wisconsin statute was but copy have absolutely no protection from the grafters. In a panic the Wisconsin company stood firm as a rock. In prosperity the New York companies return about one-third as much to policy holders as savings banks do to their deposit ors. What would happen in another panic, in view of what has been done with the funds since the last financial convulsion. The mind revolts at the imagination of the consequences.— New York Press, Sept. 17, 1905. Baptist Church Services. Text, Acts, 1-8—Bible school lesson at 12. Subject, "Power Through God's Spirit." Bible reading on Baptism at 7:30. The scriputres on that subject which can be read in half an hour, will answer the question of qualification, time, mode and signifieence. Any per sons interested in the Bible teaching on this subject will be welcome to this service. Please bring Bibles. Recep tion of candidates for baptism at 8:30. COLES GOLES Others tell you they have air tight, over draft, side draft, under draft and many other kinds of draft heaters, and they almost always wind up by saying, "as good as Cole's." There is but one, only, ORIGINAL AIR TIGHT HEATER on the market and that is Come in and we will explain the difference to you. Our prices are no higher, and in many cases lower than the " just as good" kind. This is only the first cost. On top of this we give an absolu te guarantee to save one-third the amount of fuel necessary with the old style or many other so-called air tights. sntana M'dw're C°. The Sherwin-Williams Paint MADE TO PANMT BUILDINGS WITH OUTSIDE AND INSIDE We have secured the agency for this ter ^ ritory for The Sherwin-Williams % fE 3 * Paint —the best known and most widely sold house paint made. We have decided to sell S.W.P. be cause we wanted to offer the trade of this community the best paint value ob tainable. We selected S.W.P. because we are convinced that it's the best, safest, and most economical house paint in the market. We do not hesitate to back it with our reputation. It covers most; spreads easiest; looks best; wears longest; saves money; and is always full measure. Color card shows forty handsome shades. S. W. P. is made by The Sherwin-Williams Co., the largest paint and varnish makers in the world. They operate four big factories and have offices and warehouses in twelve cities. They make paints and varnishes for all purposes—each one as good as it's possible to make. They have built up their business on high quality goods. No matter what you want to paint or varnish, you'll get best results and save money if you use The Sherwin Williams Paints and Varnishes. We carry the full line. Overshoes AND ■ The best are the cheapest. * Why buy inferior goods when you can get the best by paying a little more. If We carry a complete line of Goodyear Glove and American Brands. The best fitting overshoes and rub bers on the market. 1 Our rubber goods and overshoes are all fresh up to-date stock. We have no old style out of date goods to offer you at less price then fresh goods can be bought at wholesale. 1 You will find its economy to buy your footwear at a shoe store. Up-to-date repair shop in connection. The Fad Shoe Store d'AVTREMONT BROS. Props. Lang Building. Tel. 175. Main St. Lewistown, Mont.