ON THE BOOM
C. M. Webster Says Our Growth Is
little Short of Phenominal
Outsiders All Express Surprise.
The people of Fergus county do not
fully realize the rapid strides we are
making toward developing our agri
cultural resources. Our almost phe
nominan progress is brought more
forcibly to our attention every time a
visitor from any other portion of the
state spends a few days here. C. M.
Webster of Great Falls, who was here
for a short time some ten days ago,
has the following to say about Fergus
county in an interview with a Great
"Fergu county is booming," says Mr.
Webster, "and hundreds of settlers are
flocking in and taking up farms. It is
astonishing. Land is being cultivated
on every side, and it will be but a few
years until the county will be fenced
from end to end in adjoining farms of
grain and fodder . Fergus enjoyed the
late rain to the utmost, in fact it was
pouring down still when I left there,
and while it has been disagreeable ov
erhead and underfoot, the benefits to
the thousands upon thousands of acres
of rich land in that county, recently
settled and put under cultivaton by
new settlers from other states is well
"Fergus county is a country in itself
and one can hardly imagine the ex
tent of its resources. It is well wat
ered, has ranges, ranches and farms,
and in addition hundreds of thousands
of acres of tillable land, capable of
raising crops without irrigation, a fact
of comparatively recent discovery, but
of which large numbers of practical
farmers from other sections are now
taking full advantage. And among
its mineral resources are the wonder
fully rich gold properties now being so
profitably worked at Kendall, Gilt
Edge and other points. The gold pro
duct of Fergus county mines must now
be from $140,000 to $175,000 per month,
while new developments and discover
ies are continually being made. The
mineral development of the county
has been most remarkable and has ex
cited the interest of mining men ev
"It has been but a short time, com
paratively, since I cisited Fergus
county, and Lewistown, previously,
but the change wroght would seem to
be one almost of a decade. Farm hous
es are springing up like mushrooms
all over the country, and where previ
ously one could travel half a day al
most without sighting a habitation, all
now is a procession of homes. It is
wonderful: one of these mornings the
people of Montana will wake up and
find that Fergus county will almost
head the list, both in population and
BIG MEN ARE ARRESTED.
Prominent Stockgrowers Must Put
Ip For Fencing Public Domain.
Deputy United States Marshal Juni
us G. Sanders returned to Butte Fri
day after having arrested a state sen
ator and several wealthy stockmen of
this state on a charge of fencing pub
lic lands. All of them furnished bonds
and will appear before Judge Hunt
in Helena within the next week or
ten days. The men upon whom Dep
uty Sanders served warrants are Sen
ator Charles McDonald of Sweet
Grass county, and his partner in bus
iness, Edward Veasey, residing on the
Mine to One
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American fork of the Musselshell,
where they have thousands of acres
of land and thousands of sheep; Chris
Kohler, who also resides on the Amer
ican fork ant'd who is reputed to be
worth from $20,000 to $30,000; William
J. Walsh of White Sulphur Springs,
Meagher county, business associate of
M. Donahoe and foreman and part
owner of one of the largest livestock
outfits in the state; Andrew Johnson
of Millville, Sweet Grass count}', also
a wealthy ranchman, and Joseph R.
Silver of Silver Bow county. These
men were all indicted by the grand
jury which met in Helena, June 8,
and Deputy Sanders left to serve the
men with the warrants issued charg
ing them with fencing the public
lands, more than a week ago. The
prominence of the men and the ser
ious nature of the offense charged
makes it more than usually interest
In bed we laugh, in bed we cry,
And born in bed, in bed we die.
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe.
When made up with an Ostemoor
Mattress guaranteed by the Lewistown
Helena, June 15.—Gov. J. K. Toole
has revoked all notarial commissions
held by women. The governor revokes
the commissions upon constitutional
grounds, In view of a recent ruling
that women are not eligible to act as
notaries public. Several commissions
were revoked in all.
TO LET ON SHARES—200 acres of
plowed land. Inquire of George M
Stone or David Hilger.
FOLLOWING THE FLAG.
When our soldiers went to Cuba
and the Philipines, 'health was the
most important consideration. Willis
T. Morgan, retired Commissary Ser
geant U. S. A., of Rural Route 1, Con
cord, N. H., says: "I was two years
in Cuba and two years in the Phili
pines, and being subject to colds, I
took Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, which kept me in per
fect health. And now, in New Ham
pshire, we find it the best medicine
in the world for coughs, colds, bron
chial troubles and a'.l lung diseases.
Guaranteed a't Phillip's Drug Com
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northwest quarter of Section Thirty
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE OF
SALE OF REAL ESTATE
Notice is hereby given that in pur
suance of an order of the District
Court of the Tenth Judicial District,
County of Fergus, State of Montana
made on the 2nd day of June, 1906, in
the matter of the estate of Edward
Wells, Sr., deceased, the undersigned
the administrator of said estate, will
sell at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, lawful money of the
United States of America, and subject
to confirmation by said court, on Sat
terday, the 14th day of July, 1906 at
o'clock P. M., at the front door of the
Court House, in Lewistown, in the
County of Fergus, Montana, all the
right, title, interest and estate of the
said Edward Wells, Sr., at the time of
his death, all the right, title and in
terest that the said estate has, by op
eration of law or otherwise, acquired
other than or in addition to that of
the said Edward Wells at the time of
his death, in and to all the certain lots ;
piece or parcel of land situate, lying
and being in the said County of Fer
gus, State of Montana, and bounded
and described as follows, to-wit:
The west half of the northeast quar
three (33), in Township Sixte n (16),
North of Range Eighteen (Is) East,
containing 120 acres.
Terms and conditions of sale: Cash,
lawful money of the United States, as
follows: Ten per cent of the purchase
money to be paid to the auctioneer on
the day of sale, balance on confirma
tion of sale by said Court.
Deed at expense of purchaser.
EDWARD WELLS. JR.,
Administrator of the Estate of
Ward Wells, Sr., Deceased.
June 12th, 1906.
F. F. MacGowan, Attorney for
First publication June 12-5t.
Department of the Interior, United
States Land Office, Lewistown,
Mont., May 23, 1906.
A sufficient contest . affidavit having
been filed in this office by
AARON E. CLEVELAND,
contestant, against Homestead entry
No. 4067, made Sept. 27, 1905, for the nw
1-4, Sec. 33, tp 13 n, r 14 e, Montana P.
M., by Henry Johnson, contestee, In
which it is alleged that Henry John
son has abandoned the said land for
more than six months last past, and
has not made any improvements on
the said land, and never established
Said parties are hereby notified to
appear, respond and offer evidence
touching said allegation at 10 o'clock
a. m. on Monday, July 2nd, 1906, before
W. H. Peck, United States Commis
sioner, at Garneill, Montana (and that
the final hearing will be held at 10
o'clock a. m. on July 9th, 1906, befort.
the Register and Receiver at the Un
ited States Land Office in Lewistown,
The said contestant having, in a
proper affidavit, filed May 23rd, 1906.
set forth facts which show that after
due dilligence personal service of this
notice can not be made, it is hereby
ordered and directed that suah notice
be given by due and proper publica
(Signed) EDWARD BRASSEY,
First publication May 29-5t
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF
TIME APPOINTED FOR PROVING
In the District Court of the Tenth Ju
dicial District of the State of Mon
tana, in and for the County of Fer
In the matter of the estate of John
A. J. Dawes. Deceased.
Pursuant to an order of said Court,
made on the 2nd day of June, 1906, no
tice is hereby given that Saturday, the
30th day of June, 1906, at 2 o'clock P.
M. of said day, at the Court Room of
said Court, at the Court House, in the
City of Lewistown, County of Fergus
has been appointed as the time and
place for proving the will of said Jolfn
A. J. Dawes, Deceased, and for hear
ing the application of Margaret Jane
Dawes and Wellington Dawes for is
suance to them of letters testlmenta y
when and where any person interested
may appear and contest the same.
Dated the 2nd day of June, 1906.
JOHN B. RITCH, Clerk.
By M. R. Ritch, Deputy Clerk.
F. F. MacGowan, Attorney for P
First publication June 5-3t
SHERIFF S SALE.
C. J. Brackett, Plaintiff, versus W. S
Powell, A. B. Powell and J. D. Pow
To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Fri
day, the Sixth day of July, 1906, at 10
o'clock A. M., at the front door of the
Court House in the City of Lewistown
County of Fergus, State of Montana,
to the highest and best bidder for cash
in hand, the following described lands
and premises, situate, lying and being
in Fergus County, State of Montana
and bounded and described as follows,
All the right, title and interest of
the above named defendants in and
to the following described property,
In the SE 1-4 of NW 1-4, the W 1
of the NE 1-4 and the NE 1-4 of the
NE 1-4 of Section 7; also the NW 1-4,
the SW 1-4 and the NW 1-4 of the SE
1-4 of Section 8 and the NW 1-4 of the
NW 1-4 of Section 17, all in Tp. 15 N,
R. 16 E., standing on the records in the
name of Asfiley B. Powell and Sallie
Also the SE 1-4 of the SW 1-4 of Sec
tion 23; SW 1-4 of NE 1-4, NW 1-4 and
N 1-2 SW 1-4 of Section 26, all in Tp. 15
N, R. 18 E., standing on the records in
the name of John Borgh.
Dated Lewistown, Montana, June
L. P. SLATER, Sheriff.
By ED MARTIN, Under Sheriff.
Edward S. Russel, Attorney for
First publication June 12-4t
NOTICE OF INCREASE OF THU
CAPITAL STOCK OF THE LEW
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the stockholders
of the Lewistown-Billings Mutual Tel
ephone Company, at their office on
Fifth Avenue, Lewistown, Montana,
Wednesday, July 25, 1906, at 7:30
o'clock P. M„ for the purpose of in
creasing the capital stock to $50,000.00,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may come before it.
E. O. BUSENBURG,
GEORGE M. STONE,
GEORGE J. BACH,
Signed: E. O. BUSENBURG, Sec'y.
First publication June 12-5t.
HAS. W. MORTON
BROKER, COMMISSION AGENT.
Life and Fire Insurance. Cattle.
Sheep and Horses Handled on Com
mission. Office in Lang Building, over
Fad Shoe Store.
Commission Agent, Real Estate In
vestments, Insurance, etc.
Reference: First National Bank c"
Lewistown; J. T. Wunderlin, Lewis
Fifth Ave., next to Golden Rule Store
Lewistown, - M Mitana.
All barbers employed are
First Class Workmen. Hot
and Cold Baths in connec
J. E. PINKLEY, Proprietor
The best of turnouts
in both double and
Public Potronose Solicited.
If you are pleased with our
work, tell others, if
not, tell us.
Bath Rooms in Connection
Undertaker &- Embalmer
One block from opera house. Open
day and night.
OLD TEL. 25.
NEW TEL. 135
Plans prepared and estimates fur
See or address
WELLS &- ELS WORTH
Geo. R. Creel
Upper Main street.
Calls answered promptly day or
Both Phones No. 2.
LeWistoWn , - Montana
If you want to buy
PURE PARIS GREEN
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WILSON & LEWELLIN
The Leading Druggist
of Fergus County
Next door to Clias. Lehman & Co.
THE PHILLIPS DRUG CO.
1,000,000 squirrels to be poisoned
with Woodlark squirrel poison.
Now is the time to poison your squir
rels and free the ranch from the
pest. Satisfactory"results only ob
tained from use of Woodlark poison.
For sale by
Phillips Drug Co.
The Corner Drily Store.
THE PHILLIPS DRUG CO.
The Judith Steam Laundry
In charge of an attendant who will keep the- place neat and clean and
At any hour of the night and orday. Nothing so exhilirating as a
Turkish Bath. Try one.
WHEN YOU DRIVE
Yau want the best turnout available.
____WE HAVE IT—
Fine rubber tired rigs, good, substantian vehicles, sound, safe,
good looking and good traveling teams .Accommodations for horses by
day or month.
Dark Dorse Livery and Feed Barn
MITCHELL & TISDALE, Managers
J. D. MALCOLM
NIHILL & MALCOLM
Insurance and Real Estate Agents
We handle farm lands, stock ranches, town lots, live stock of all
kinds, fire and plate glass insurance. Long time loans negotiated.
Prompt attention given to collect Ions and notarial business. Office of
lustice of the Peace.
Office In Citizens Bank Building.
SHEEP FOR SALE.
Two thousand and one hundred and
fifty (2,150) ewes, 300 lambs, 150 two
year-old wethers. Can be purchased in
two separate lots. Call on or address
Judith Basin Commission Co., Bank of
Fergus County building, Lewistown,
Montana. 3-13 tf
Roy E. Ayers, attorney at law, post
Who's the best housekeeper in Fer
gus county. We will give away, ab
solutely free, one of our famous El
well Kitchen Cabinets to the lady vot
ed the best housekeeper in the county.
This local counts 50 votes. See our ad
on the first page.
Sharpies cream separators, all sizes,
closest skimmers, easiest operated.
See them at the Judith Hardware Cat.
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