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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol, II. No. 38. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY MAY 15, 1906 Price 5 Cents HARLOW IS ST. PAUL OFFICIAL Former President of Montana Rail road Has Responsible Position in Big Company. MONTANA COMPANY REORGANIZED M. S. Gunn, Former Vice President Takes the Presidency«A New Board Is Selected. A large number of men and teams are now owrklng on the Milwaukee railroad construction out a few miles from Harlowton. Seven carloads of suppries arrived at Harlowton the latter part of the week and work has begun In earnest along the Mussel shell. All doubts of the absorption of the Montana railroad by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, known In the east as the St. Paul and out here as the Milwaukee, were set to rest last week when President Harlow of the Montana made the formal announce ment of the purchase of a majority of the stock of the Montana R. R. com pany by the Milwaukee company. Mr. Harlow has taken a responsible posi tion with the larger company and the smaller company has been entirely reorganized. The following article, taken from the Montana Daily Rec ord, gives the details of the changes which have recently been made: As had been foreshadowed for a number of months in these columns, the formal announcement was made last evening by President R. A. Har low of the Montana railroau that the road which he so pluckily built into the Judith basin when he was younger in the field of promoting had been ab sorbed by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. Mr. Harlow also also announced another fact which will be welcome news to his friends. He will assume charge of the Mil waukee in this state and have general supervision and direction of all its in terests during the building period of eighteen months, which it is expected will be required to complete the line in Montana. This control has been secured by the purchase of the necessary stock of the Montana road, although the inference drawn from Harlow's announcement is that there is a minority of the stock still left in individual hands and the corporate organization of the road will remain intact. At least a new president and board of directors was elected to adjust matters to the new condition of things. The new officers and board of directors consist of the following: President, M. S. Gunn: secretary, T. A. Mapes; treasurer, F. W. Sharpe; board of directors, M. S. Gunn, T. A. Mapes, F. W. Sharpe, H. H. Pigott and J. Welch. Mr. Harlow has just returned from a meeting with President Earling of the Milwaukee, who has been going over the tentative and completed sur veys in that portion of the state. Actual construction work is about to begin at one point of the survey, where, just to the east of Harlowton, a large gang of men is preparing to throw dirt in establishing the grade. It is the intention, however, to let contracts for the construction as fast as the surveys are definitely settled upon and the contracts will probably be for small distances of from twenty to forty miles in order to insure com pletion of entire construction work In the prescribed eighteen months which the builders have allowed themselves to finish the line. W. H. Penfield has been appointed constructnig engineer in charge of the v ork from Lombard to the eastward. SHIP RICH ORE TO SALT LAKE Sixty Tons From the War Eagle In the Maiden District Sent Ont Last Friday. Although they are not saying very much, It Is evident that Governor Maitland and his associates who re cently bonded the War Eagle mining property in the Maiden district from J. L. Stuart, J. D. Burr and others, are doing some good work with the prop erty. While they are actively devel oping the property, they are taking out some rich ore, sufficient, in fact, to pay the expenses of the develop ment work. Las Friday six tons of rich one was loaded in this city for Salt Lake. Hitherto the ore from this mine has been sent to the Helena smelter but it is desir-d to try a Salt Lake smelter in order that the exact character of the ore may be determined. During the past year there has been about 500 tons of ore shipped from this mine and the returns have been most satisfactory to the owners. A few months since the property was bonded to some Black lHlls mining men and capitalists, and from the present out look, the bond will assuredly be taken up. Charles Wright, one of the most experienced mining men in Fergus county, who has charge of the opera tions on the property, informs the Democrat that the prospects are most encouraging and he believes that a good mine will be developed on the property. Strike at Helena Smelter. Helena, May 11.—Forty men employ ed at the East Helena plant of the American Smelting and Refining com pany have gone on strike because of the refusal of the company to allow 10 hours' pay for eight hours' work. Their pay is from $2.00 to $2.25 a day for 10 hours. The samplers demanded an eight-hour day in common with the other smelter employes, but without a reduction in salary, which the com pany declined to grant, hence the walkout. None of the other depart ments of the plant are affected. Manager Frank Smith stated that if the men did not return to work at the old scale new men would be em ployed immediately, that the company did not feel disposed to pay for 10 hours' work and receive only eight. THE CAUSE OF THE JAR. Cleveland thinks it had a small earthquake, but Tom Johnson may have just alighted from his automo. bile.—Chicago News. GILT EDGE POLISH 20c AT THE SATISFACTORY SHOE STORE. POWER MERCANTILE CO. NEW SETTLERS ON SAGE CREEK Thousands of Acres Have Been Set tled During the Past Twelve Months on Rich Bench. THE SOIL IS DEEP AND FERTILE E. 0. Busenburg Who Drove Across the Country Declares It Good As Rock Creek Bench. E. O. Busenburg and H. P. Imislund last Friday drove over to the Keller place, beyond the Sage creek bench, returning Saturday, the trip being for the purpose of looking over that part of the county with the view of mak ing some investments. To the Democrat, Mr. Busenburg stated that he was amazed at the rapidity with which that part of the awithhe Etsa 6gwy kwyp ytmoow yo county, comprised in what is known as the Sage creek bench, has been settled. The bench comprises about 25,000 acres of land and practically ev ery foot of it has been taken up un der the homestead act during the last twelve months. Scores of small build ings may now be seen where, one year ago, there was little evidence of hab itation. "There is no part of this county which has been entirely settled up so rapidly as has that freat bench," said Mr. Busenburg. "A few months ago that bench was used exclusively for the grazing of sheep and cattle. Now there are hundreds of acres braken, and with favorable weather con ditions, thousands of bushels of grain will be raised there this year. We saw several pieces of fall wheat and it looked fine. The soil is deep and fer tile and, I believe that the Sage creek bench will prove another Rock creek bench in productiveness. "The attention of the settlers was directed to that part of the county by the announcement that the railroad from Great Falls to Billings is to pass through that country and the general belief that agood town will be located over there somewhere. Many of the settlers are from the Gal latin valley and all of them seem to be well satisfied that they will reap a rich reward for their foresight In locating there. To my mind, that country, comprising as it does, several thous and acres of as good bottom and bench land as can be seen anywhere, will be amply able to build up a city of con siderable size within a very short while. With a transcontinental line of railroad running across the country, they will be able to get their ranch products to a good market, the lack of which has always been a severe han dicap. Everything Is looking fine around Stanford and that side of the county certainly has every promise of becoming one of the most prosperous communities in this, the most prosper ous county in the entire state." ATHLETES OFF FOR MISSOULA Nine Husky Young Fellows From the High School, Accompanied By Prof. Crane, Start West. WILL MAKE GOOD A SHOWING While Not Over Confident, the Boys Believe They Will Do Well Among State Athletes Eight well trained high school ath letes, accompanied lfy Prof. Crane and by Frank Wright, Jr,, and Willie Wiedeman, two boys who went over on thqjr own expenses to "root" for their schoolmates, left this morning for Missoula to participate in the in terscholastic high school athletic and declamatory meet which is to be held in the western city, beginning tomor row. A large crowd of high school students went down to the depot to bid the young athletes and the orator, Charles Grupe, "good luck." A num ber of the high school girls enlivened the scene by singing a song composed in honor of the athletic team ,and giv ing some yells also originated in hon or of the boys who will this week try their metal against the picked run ners, jumpers and hurdlers of the state. Those who w> nt along as members of the athletic team are: Platt Belden. who will compete in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 220-yard events; Ralph Tavenner, who will try in the 220-yard hurdles, low hurdles, high jump, broad jump and the two dashes; Harry Briggs, who will enter the half-mile, quarter-mile, broad jump and possibly the low hurdles: Don Anderson, hammer throw: Ben She-ks, shot put: Cara Wilson, high jump, 50-yard dash and pole vault; Emil Plum, mile run and possibly half-mile run; Jacob Holzemer, LVi yard high hurdles; Charles Grupe, pole vault and declamatory contest. The boys are trained to the minute and their very efficient coach, Mr. Juttner, has hopes of the team win ning a good position at the meet. Dowie Is Near Death. Chicago, May 11.—The condition of John Alexander Dowie is said to be nearing a critical stage. The vener able "first apostle" has taken to his bed and his strength is failing. The swelling of the extremities, which is a noticeable characteristic of his af fliction, is said to have extended up ward until it is within a few inches of the heart. Dr. Blanks, who has been in constant attendance upon Dowie since his return from Mexiea, said that he might, in view of his great vitality, live a week or ten days, but a fatal termination of the disease within two or three days would not be surprising. PROSPERITYIT THE GOLD REEF Famous Old Mine Is Looking Better Than It Ever Did in All of Its Eventful History. A well known gentleman of Gilt Edge who is interested in mining in that district was in the city yesterday and gave to the Democrat a most glowing account of the fine outlook of the Gold Reef mine. "The best work in the history of that property has been accomplished dur ing the last two or three months," said the speaker. "Unless there is an accident to the machinery, all records for the amount of ore treated will be broken by the mill. Full seven thous and tons of good ore will have gone through the mill by the end of the month with everything running as they are now. "The most encouraging phase of the situation, however, is the immense bodies of ore which have been opened up. Robert Turnbull, mine superin tendent, has done some great work since he returned and as a result of his endeavors, ore sufficient to keep the mill running at Its present capa city, 235 tons dally, for at least four years has been positively opened up. Portions of the mine which have re mained untouched for years are now receiving attention and tens of thous ands of tons of fine ore Is being lo cated. 8 result of the great showing President Rae is considering the ad visability of adding two more cyanide tanks, thereby Increasing the capaci ty of the mill by over 100 tons. At J>: s <nt there are more men at work tl *n ever before in the history of (he property and the camp of Gilt Edge was never more prosperous than it is this spring." IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY MEETS. Plans Eor Beautifying City Discussed at Meeting Held Last Night. A meeting of the Civic Improvement society was held in the court room last night and steps were taken to do something at once toward the beauti fying of Lewistown. Although the meeting was not as well attended as it should have been, those present transacted much important business. .11 of the committees reported pro gress, Chairman Belden of the execu tive committee outlining at some length the plans of that committee. It is proposed to distribute recepta cles for waste paper throughout the city and encourage all citizens to keep the streets clean of papers. The matter of having the council adopt a plan of boulevarding and street improvement was discussed and the desires of the society will ue made known to the city council. The membership committee will make a systematic canvass for new members during the next two weeks. There are now over thirty members. There should be at least 100. The member ship fee is $1 and all members are hereby notified to remit that sum to the treasurer, Mrs. E. K. ('beadle, at once, as some money Isnecessary to make some improvements already ar ranged for. BOYS' RUBBER COLLARS AT POWER'S. STEPHENS BUYS CITY PROPERTY Important Real Estate Deal Consum mated By C. W. Morton Last Week—DeWitt Sells Out. OTHER DEALS DL'RING THE WEEK Activity Continues With Country Real Estate Showing A Steady Advance in Price. One of the most important real es tate deals in this city for several months was negotiated by C. W. Mor ton, the real estate agent, last week when lie sold to Oscar Stephens, the well known woolgrower and cattle man, a block of twelve lots locat' d in the north central part of tlie city. Tie only residence on the property is that occupied by Senator J. D. Waite. The block was sold by Mr. W. W. DeWitt, who has owned it for a nub ber of yt.ars, and while tlie exact price lias not been made public, it is under stood from an authoritative source that the price paid was about $9,500. Mr. Stephens, it is said, purchased the block for an eastern party who d- sir ed to make some investments here. The following real estate transfers have been recorded in the office of the county recorder during the last week: W. D. Williams to Philip Saundeis, 160 acres, described ns the e 1-2 se 1- , sec. 10,w 1-2 sw 1-4, sec. 11 tp. 17 n, r 18 e. Consideration, $500. John B. Raucli and Margaret Rauch to Andrew Fergus, J. P. Fergus and Ellen H. Fergus Romunstad, 1,177.49 acres, located in the northern and northeastern part of the county for a stated consideration of $1. Montana Townslte company to Mar tha E. Wilson, lot 1, block 9 of the or iginal townsite of Moore. Considera tion. 200. Gold Hill Mining company to James B. McFatrioh of Chicago, the lode mining claim Matthew, locate on Gold Hill in the Warm Spring mining dist rict. Consideration, $500. Lewistown Land company to Jesse E. Pinkley, lots 5 and 6, block 3 of the Lewistown Land company's addition to the townsite of Kendall. Consider ation. $325. E- W. King to John J. Murphy, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 2 of King's addition to the townsite of Kendall. Consider ation, $325. John J. Murphy to John H. Wein gart, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 2 of King's addition to the townsite of Kendall. Consideration, $1,000. presbyyterian notes. General church prayer meeting at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at 11 a. rn. the pastor will preach. In the evening at 8, by re puest of the senior class, the pastor will preach to them the annual ser mon. Appropriate music will be play ed for the occasion. Christian Endeavor at 7 Sunday ev ening led by Miss Lydia Anderson. HENRY QUICKENDEN, Pastor. CITY SCHOOL NEARING END One of the Most Successful Years in the History of Lewistown Drawing to a Close. FINAL EXERCISES FRIDAY NIGHT School Children Will Present Some Most Entertaining Features Only Small Admission. This week will witness the close of another successful year in the history of our public schools. As has been the case heretofore, there has been a strong increase in the number of pupils en rolled tills year compared with the Past, and tin additional teacher was ■ ngaged after the holidays. There are now fourteen teachers employed, and when the faculty of the high school is considered, it will he seen that Lewistown holds an Important place in the educational system of the state. A review of (lie school year shows that sterling work lias been done throughout the grades. While the standard of perfection lias not boon attained, and while there have been instances where fault might have been found, on the whole the results have been very satisfactory, and the people of the community have reason lo feel that the school has done Its part in maintaining the fair iunio of our little city. Tlie teachers have been zealous, faithful, conscientious and generally capable; the pupils have been earnest, willing, and wager lo liiak. tlie standards of the teachers and parents; the trustees have been determined to get the best possible re sults In tie schoolroom; and all com bin'd have made tlie outcome one that "ill rank favorably with the years of the past. The only public exercises in rnn i.ection with tlie closing of school this w ek will lie the appearance of the eighth grade class at tlie opera house on Friday night, when a program of general iiitcr"'st will in* given. There w ill he a short cone ft by Mrs. Brew er's public school orchestra, a bright dialogue entitled, "From Pumpkin Ridge," and a musical sketch entitled, I wo Gyps!' s' Festiva.," introducing a tamborine drill and bright choruses. For t lies exercises a fee of 15 cents w ill be collected at the door, to defray necessary expenses. The public is cor dially invited to attend Rich.- exercis es, Friday night, May IS. WILL NOT CELEBRATE. (Kendall Miner.) I here will be no celebration in Ken dall Miners' Union day, June 13, the union having decided to waive the privilege to the camp of Gilt Edge, where it seems they had already made ' xtensipe preparations. The Knights of Pythias band of Kendall Inis been engag' d to furnish music during the day and It is almost a foregone conclusion that Kendall will be a deserted village when the big day comes, as nearly everyone will take in the eel' I.ration at the neigh boring camp. K'ndall will have its Inning in the fall to celebrate Labor Day, the first Monday in September. HERE'S THE HOME OF LOW PRICES, GOOD GOODS <\'I> PLEN TY OF THEM. POWER MERCAN TILE CO. The Planet Junior garden tools on sale nt tlie Judith Hardware Co. One man can do more work in a day with one of these tools than five can with hoes. Do not try to economize by not buying one of these modern tool*. WILL OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY Civil and Spanish - American War Veterans Have About Completed Full Preparations. A meeting of the civil and Spanish American war veterans of this city and vicinity was held In the city hall last Thursday evening and arrange ments were begun for the proper ob servance of Memorial day. May 30th. A number of veterans were present and it was the unanimous opinion that the day will be more generally observed this year than ever before In Lewistown. The Hon. Lee Mantle has been invited to deliver the oration of the day and It Is extremely probable that he will be here. He Is one of the most eloquent orators In the state. The regular services will be held in Culver's hall beginning at 2 o'clock. An appropriate program of music and speaking will be prepared. At the conclusion of the regular ex ercis s. the veterans and members of the different secret societies of the city will march to the cemetery where the custom of decorating the graves of those who lie there w ill bo observed. Tlie following committees have the arrangements in charge: Music—Marshall Huttlne. Flowers—Miss Reed. To Mark Graves-Alex. Branson. Publicity—J. B. Riteh. 1 at ade Marshal Marion Burke. Firing Squad—Ed Skinner. Judge Cheadle will lie in command and all veterans are cordially invited to participate in tlie exercises. Special Cuuncil Meeting. A special meeting of the city coun cil was held last evening for the pur pose of passing some ordinances which had been prepared by City Attorney H. L. DeKalb. Among the ordinances passer was one providing that mayor and aldermen shall receive $3.00 per meeting for their services. Inasmuch as the council cannot vote pay for themselves, the ordinance will not go into effect until the new council la chosen next spring. The city attorn ey has rewritten all of the city ordi nances and they will be printed Just as soon as they are properly passed. There will be another meeting of the council Thursday evening at which time it Is expected that the remainder of the ordinances will be passed by the council. At the meeting last night it was decided to advertise tlie public auction of $95,000 worth of additional bonds, recently voted for installing a gravity water system, on the 3rd day of June at 2 o clock p. m. Tlie mayor and all members of the council were present. IMAGINES HE IS HYPNOTIZED Louis Baocaker, Herder For Bower Brothers Has Some Peculiar Hallucinations. Louis lirocakor, a young German w ito lor the past six years has been herding sheep and doing other work for Bower Brothers, tlie oka wool growers, came into the city last Frl daw to receive medical attention In Hie hope of 1" ing relieved of a peculi ar mental state under which he has been laboring for sev mi days. Tho young man Imagines that he has la*t n h.vpnollz d by another young man who worked with him on the Bower ranch and as a result, thinks people are talking about him and plot ting to do 111 in some bodily injury, lie < ame In and explained his condition to a local physician who gave him some medicine Sunday, after 'which lie went over to the Hoffman house- for the night. About midnight the became frightened, and leaving his room, went to the doors of a number of other lodgers and knocked, requesting that they come in and stay with him, to prevent him from being injured. Night Watchman Harmon went ov er to the Hoffman and found tho young man in such a state tlint it was necessary to take him to the county Jail and confine him. M(>THICRS' MEETINO. (Kendall Miner.) The "Mother's meeting," which took place at the school house Saturday af ternoon was well attended and wa» suc'cssful from every point of view. Preceding the regular program an in troductory program was given by members of tlie school, all of them ac quitting themselves in line style. It: Is believed that tlie meeting of parents for the interchange of ideas and the discussions of problems akin to them resulted in much benefit to ail who took part in it, and It Is rather to be regretted that the Idea for such gatherings was not conceived earlier In the term. A nubmer of well written, entertain ing and Instructive papers were read, ns follows: "Amusements and Occupations of Young People," by Mrs. E. II. Camp bell; sketches from life, two pictures. Mrs. W. T. Humphrey; "Moral train ing of Children," Mrs. Louise Stoll; "Tired and Nervous Mothers," Mrs. Charles Fletcher. At the conclusion of the "mothers* meeting," the ladies repaired to tha various rooms to inspect exhibits of work done by the children. In Prof. Drinkard's room there was a display of well drawn maps of Africa and Am erica, with neatly written examination, papers on arithmetic and grammar. The young pupils In Miss Shorey's room showed special training in spell ing and writing and attested their skill in drawing and construction of paper and cardboard novelties. In Miss Fasel's room there are many youthful mathematicians of promise. Judging from the fine papers which, were shown to proud mothers. The maps of Montana In colors and the specimen of daily work In draw ing by pupils In Miss King's depart ment reflects credit on both pupil and teacher. « Refreshments were served by Misses King, Shorey and Fasel. Altogether It was a most enjoyable and profitable afternoon and the teachers were the recipients of hearty congratulations because of the successful gathering. The teachers wish to convey their thanks to the ladies of Kendall for ths manner in which they responded to this, the first "mothers' meeting."