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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol, II. No. 45. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY JULY 3, 1906 Price 5 Cents Gunn Sectional Bookcases frVNN SECTIONAL BOOKCASES YOU OONT GET OONE WHEN YOU BUYA&WUf Until recently a bookcase was a solid piece of furniture with almost always too great or too little capacity, it was purchased either with a view to future ad ditions to the library—and in meantime displayed unsightly bare shelves—or to supply the immediate demand, when it was once filled, thus necessitating a new case when the next set of books should arrive. To over come this objectionable feature the Sectiona ookcase Was evolved, and its enormous sale since it has come has shown its fulfillment of a long felt want. As the name indicates, it is made in sections, each holding 15 or 20 good sized books—or more smaller ones. The new housekeeper with few books buys, say, one section with its base and top (on which can be put a potted flower, for instance) and when a few more books ar rive another section is added, and so on, the case expanding as the library grows. The Gunn can be moved without taking out the books, which is an improve ment over the old style section al cases. The Sunn Comes in three sizes sections and only three, so you will have no trouble in getting new sec tions in any town in the country. The Gun also has a beautiful quartered oak writing desk sec tion which can be fitted to any base and top, thus you have a combination sectional book case and writing desk. We have placed Gunn section als in dozens of Fergus county homes and never a single com plaint from them. Our best ad vertisement is a satisfied Gunn sectional book case customer. Call and examine them. They are all we claim for them and more. LEWISTOWN Furniture Co. "If you don't buy of us, we both lose money" NEPHEW IS THE CHIEE BENEFICIARY OE ESTATE Of OSCAR STEPHENS Frank Stephens Receives Bulk of Estate Which Is Estimated at Over Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars—Brothers and Sisters Each Re* ceive Ten Thousand Dollars. The burial of the remains of the late Oscar Stephens was held last Thurs day afternoon, the procession forming in line at the Creel undertaking estab lishment on upper Main street. About fifty carriages followed the hearse to the grave, there being a large number of people from Gilt Edge and Fort Maginnis in line. Short and simple services were conducted at the grave by the Rev. H. G. Wakefield of the Episcopal church. The pall bearers were R. von Tobel, George W. Cook, L. W. Eldridge, F. E. Wright, Jacob Holzemer and Horace Hill* all old friends of Mr. Stephens. Friday morning, the will of Oscar Stephens was read in the office of his attorney, R. von Tobel and the instru ment was admitted to probate that af ternoon. Owing to the size of the es tate, the largest, undoubtedly, in Fer gus county, there was a great deal of speculation as to the contents of the will. Frank Stephens, a nephew of the de ceased, is the chief beneficiary under the will. He had been with his uncle for a number of years and latterly, has had practical management of the en ALL READY EUR THE GRiAT DAY City Is Being Placed in Gala Attire in Anticipation of Monster Crowd For Tomorrow. GREAT PARADE IS NOW ASSURED Large Number of Business Firms of the Citv Are Arranging Ap propriate Floats. Everything is now in readiness fon the grandest Fourth of July celebra tion ever seen in the Judith Basin, or in Central Montana for that matter. The committees have been working hard and the results of their efforts will be apparent to the record break ing crowd which, from all reports, will pour into this city on that festive day. There is now but one thing which can, in any wise, knock out the celebration and that is bad weather. Barometric indications are that we will have a fine day and if Jupiter Pluvius will only maintain his present suspension of operations, there will be a day and night of fun such as the old town has never seen. The parade will undoubtedly be the most interesting ever seen here. La dies all over the city have been busy for weeks making flowers and decorat ing their carriages for the gorgeous event. There will be a large number of attractive floats representing energet ic business firms. The main float, rep resenting the Goddess of Liberty and the forty-six states will be a magnifi cent affair. One of the city's most charming young ladies has been chos en by the committee as the Goddess of Liberty and the states will be rep resented by forty-six others of our Jbeautiful young ladies. * For the benefit of those who may have failed to see the program of the day we herewith present it again. PROGRAM. Salute by a tremendous canonading at sunrise especially prepared for the occasion. 10 o'clock a. m., grand parade. At the conclusion of the parade, mu sic by the band at the grand stand. Reading of the Declaration of Inde pendence by Irene Johnson. Adjournment for the noon hour to 1:30 p. m. 10 p. m.—Gun shoot between Lewis town and all comers at club grounds. 1:30 to 3—Field sports at the stand. 3:30—Ball game at the high school ball grounds. 7 p. m.—Band concert at grand stand tire business. He is a young man of splendid business judgment and with his knowledge of the business, will un doubtedly continue to increase the value of the estate. Those who are in position to know, estimate the value of the estate at $700,000. Of this amount, each of the brothers and sisters of Oscar Steph ens will receive ten thousand dollars in cash and cash of his nephews and neices, he willed $1,000 excepting only George Calph who was given $1. To addition to the ten thousand, Mrs. Emeline Calph, a sister who made her home with Mr. Stephens for a num ber of years, was given the interest on $20,000 and a home on any one of ih? ranches that sne choses to occupy. One thousand dollars was given to the Daughters of Jesus of this city for their hospital and $2,000 to the I-ewistown Public library for the pur chase of books which are to be known as the Stephens collection. Frank Stephens is named as execu tor and it is provided that none of the l.eqpests shall be paid until one year after the decedent's death. The be r, vests are then to be paid in cash or t y note bearing 8 p r cere interest. 0 p. m.—Fireworks. Dance at Culver's hall. The parade will lie undei charge of Marshal Ed Martin and assistants and the line of march will be as follows: From First avenue directly up Main street to the intersection of Fifth ave nue to Watson street: from Watson street to Fourth avenue: from Fourth avenue to Boulevard: from Boulevard to Fifth avenue; from Fifth avenue to Main street: thence down Main street to Fourth av nue; from Fourth avenue to the stand. Program of field sports at the grand stand at 1:30 will be as follows: 100 yard dash—Gold medal. Three-legged race—Purse, $5.00. Sack race, 50 yards—First $3.00; sec ond. $2.00. Boys' race, under 15 years, 50 yards— First, $1.50; second, $1.00. Girls' race, 50 yards—First $1.50; sec ond, $1.00. Potato race, under 15 years—First, $3.00; second. $2.00. Standing broad jump—$2.00. Egg race for girls—First, $1.50; sec ond, $1.00. Climbing greased pole—$3.00. Boys' race, under 12 years. 50 yards —First, $1.50; second. $1.00. Girls' race, under 12 years. 50 yards —First. $1.50; second, $1.00. Ladies' free-for-all, 100 yards—First, $3.00; second, $2.00. Tug of war—Lewistown sv. all com ers—$15.00. Hurdle race, free-for-all—First, 3; second, $2.00. O. W. BELDEN, Judge. The following firms have definitely decided to have floats and others may be arranged before morning: F. Sullivan, tea wagon and bakery floats. Slater Bros, float. Fad Shoe & Clothing Co., float. Fergus County Hardware Co., float Argus, float. Lewistown Furniture Co., two floats. Mutual Telephone Co., float. Dark Horse Livery, float. Lewistown Lumber Co., float. First National Bank, float. Wm. Woods, feed stable, float. Blacksmiths, arranged together, float. Wilson & Lewellen, float. City Dairy, float. Lewistown Laundry, float. Lehman & Co., two floats. Robinson & Poland, float. Golden Rule, float. Walter Knight, tailor, float. Lewistown Meat Co., float. H. Wagner, float. Judith Hardware Co., two floats. Phillips Drug Co., float. The Fair, float. Big Bear, float. J- C. Bebb, float. H. C. Brown, float. Power Mercantile Co., float. Peter Shanon, float. Henry Surprenant, float. Lewistown Brewing Co., float. Judith Inland Transportation Co., float. Montana Hardware Co., float. Judith Basin Milling Co., float. Hopkins & Sons, two floats. Elkhorn Livery Stable, float. WILL HURRY WATER SYSTEM Bids For Gravity System to Be Ad vertisedForat 0nce--Smith Ap pointed City Clerk. At regular meeting of the city council, h id last evening, it was de cided to advertise at once for bids on the construction of the gravity water system. It is proposed to open the bids the first of August and get til successful bidder to work with all possible expedition. Attorney S. VY. Pennock address d the council concerning a building which a Chinaman has erected in the fire district on lower Main street. The Celestial violated the lire ordinance and the structure was ordered removed without further delay. W. W. Bennett addressed the coun cil \\ ith reference to putting some street lights on Fourth avenue. The matter was taken up when the com munication from John L. Bright of the Citizens' Electric Co. was read, when in it was announced that the rate for street lights will be increased from $4.50 per light per month to $5.50 per light unless the number of lights is increased to ten or more. The mat ter was laid over until a future meet ing for final settlement. Mayor Pinkl y announced the ap pointment of \V. F. Smith to the posi tion of city clerk and water collector. The appointment was unanimously confirmed. The selection is deem d a wise one. City Engineer Wasiryf udorff pre sented stlmates us to the cost of tli improvements to lie made in improve ment >1 riots Nos. It, and 1(1. Th cost will lie $3,1S1 and $3,243 respec tively. Bids on cement cross walks from the First National Bank building to the c- rner occupied by the Lewistown Furniture company and the corner occupied by Charles Lehman & Co., were opened. Andrew Greene's bid of $315 for the two walks was the lowest and most acceptable bid. An ordinance making it incumbent upon people who haul dead animals to the city dumping ground to bury th the carcasses was passed. After hear ing the usual reports and ordering paid a large grist of bills, the council adjourned. GLENGARY THE WINNERS. Power Mercantile Base Ball Team Have a Bad Day and Are Defeated. The Power Mercantile base ball team went out to Glengary Sunday and played a full nine inning game with the team at that place. The Power team had on their new suits for the first time and, being unused to their new uniforms, were seriously handicapped and suffered a rather de cisive defeat. It was one of the in evitable "off days" for practically ev ery member of the team and they threw away chances which would or dinarily be perfectly easy for them. The game started off nicely and for three innings was as pretty a game as anyone should wish to see. But in the fourth, the Power boys went to pieces after there were two men out and one of the most reliable men on the team, Paul Rath-bun, failed on an easy chance and the Glengary boys got foui runs. The Fifth was the Waterloo. Blenheim and Yorktown combined for the Power boys. They all hobbled and hobbled and the Glengary boys raced around the liases at will, eleven runs being made before the third man was out. This took the heart out of the blue suited boys and they put up a very in different article of ball from that time to the end of the game. They w re successful in gettipg men on bases in almost every inning and on three dlf f rent occasions, the last man struck out with all of the cornets occupied. The Glengarys have a fast aggregation of seasoned players and can undoubt edly hold their own with the r-gulai Lewistown team. Billy Kreplin did the umpiring and "X" Merrilees at t- nded to the scoring until the fatal fifth when he got weary making marks and then turned the job over to "Bill" Abel. The final score was 27 to WOOL SALES WILL OPEN IN LEWIS TOWN THE LATTER PART OE WEEK Buyers Are Expected to Arrive In the City This Evening and Operations Will Begin Thursday or Friday-Half Million Pounds of Wool Stored in Big Warehouse. The Lewistown wool market Is ex 1' 'fed to open the latter part of this week. Several prominent buyers are expei tod to arrive either this , veiling or tomorrow evening and it is thought that the sales will begin al once. Snme clips may be offered Thursday, although all of the buyers may not get here by that time. The big wool warehouse Is being rapidly filled this week. Loivg strings of freight teams are coming In daily and by tonight, there will be not less than half a million pounds of wool 011 the ground, ready for the inspection of the buyers. The season Is very late this year starting, due to the rains which retard- d shearing operations and made the roads so bad (lint LEWISTOWN WINS CLOSE CONTEST Moore Baseball Team Pul Ip Super ior Article of Ball and Local' Have to Go the Limit. THE PINAL SCORE WAS 6 TO 7 Timely Hit Bv Art Baker Atones For Some Bad Errors By the Popular Second Baseman. With the scar'- standing six to six Lewistown batted out a victory in the last half of the ninth inning la one of the best games of base ball ever played In Fergus county, Pellienn con necting for the safe bit and scoring Ed Baker and Slater and making the final result 8 to 6 In favor of the home team. It was an exciting and Inter esting game from the first inning un til the winning runs were scored and resolved Itself, after the first inning, into a pitchers' battle, with equal hon ors to Safford and Carleton. Three errors in succession in the second and third innings netted Moore three runs and a wild pitch by Carleton In the eighth aided another, making a total of four for the visitors up to the ninth, none of which were earned runs. In the first half of the ninth, however, Carlton was hit safely three times in one, two, three order, netting two more for Moore and tying the score, Lewis town having made two In the first in ning on Saftord's -xtremely wild pitch ing, two in the third on poor base throwing by the visitors and a timely hit by Carleton, one in the sixth and one in the eighth, Art Baker connect ing for a three-bagger and scoring Dennis in that inning. In the eighth with two men out and Dennis on base Art Baker struck at the ball an 3 was hit and the umpire called him out. This was only the s cond strike and according to the rules the batter is not out unless he strikes the third time and is lilt. The umpire's atten tion was call- d to this rule and after looking at the rules the decision was reversed an 1 Art went back to the plate with two strikes. Safford tossed a nice one and Baker connected for three sacks, scoring Dennis. This squared Art with the fans as his rep utation as a ball player was fastly slipping away, he having three errors in succession to his credit in the sec ond and third innings. Taylor in the first missed a hot one but the error was not costly, Moore having a goose egg to her credit In that Inning. The features of the game were Saf ford's and Carleton's pitching, Baker's three-bagger and Pellioan's winning hit in the ninth. Carlton for the locals pitched a mag nificent game, b-ing steady and strong for eight innings. In the ninth he weakened and was hit safe three times. There were several strike-outs to his credit and also several to Saf ford's, who pitched gilt edge ball with the exception of the first two Innings, freighting was almost un impossibility. it is estimated that there will be be tween three and a half and four mil lion pounds of wool sold and buled at this point tills year. The wool which has already arrived Is of a superior quality and (he chances for a lino market w^e never brighter than this season. \\ liorovor lhere ims been any buying done, the buyers have dons some spirited bidding and It is almost a certainty that there will lie some lively scrambling for the Fergus coun ty wool, which is conceded to be about the finest raised In tin west. Shearing operations are still in pro gress at about all the large outfits but It w ill be but a few days before all the wool will be taken from the backs of the sheep. "hen h was extremely wild, walking nearly every man that faced him. He also weakened In the ninth and was touched up for three sub- ones in suc cession, which won the game for the locals. Coombs played n fine fielding game in center for tin- visitors, land ing everything that eumc his way and accepting some hard chances. This inalos four straight victories for the home I am. Sunday's game w as-as good rm exhibition of base ball as lias been seen on the local diamond for some lime and the boys are round ing into ■ xcelleiit form. A large crowd was present and tickets wa re sold at 25 cents to pay the expenses of tho game, which amounted to about $35,00. 'I'b amount was raised almost entire ly on the grounds an I financially us well as otherwise the game was a greal success. In view of the fact that the boys are making suc h a good showing and are working hard to In stil'- successful base ball in Lewistown we think they are entitled to un en closed ground. A subscription list was started but the result was not encour aging enough to warrant the immedi ate building of a ground as the sub sertpiions averaged too low among the business men, there being but one subscription in excess of ten dollars and most of them being for five. Near lay one hundred and fifty tickets were sold for Sunday's game and If there had been an enclosed park this num ber, at fifty cents apiece, would have netted $75.00 or considerably over the expense 1 of the game. In fact every game would result in a good balance after paying expenses and tlv grounds would soon pay for themselves. Let the citizens take this matter up ancf give the boys a chance to have the best base ball advantage possible. The Lewistown team will cross bats with Kendall the Fourth, and judging from the way the local boys are going after the game the visitors will have to play gnat ball to carry off the purse. Should Lewistown win Wed nesday they will have five straight games to their credit and a percent age of 1000. This is as good a showing as on- could expect and the chances of landing the championship of the In land Empire are very great. Follow ing is the lineup of Sunday's game: Moore—David, c.; Fleming, ll>; Wolf, 2b; Coombs, cf; Shaw, If.; Stevenson, rf.; Davis, 3b; Tav* nner, ss.; Safford, o. Lewistown—Taylor, ss.; Dennis, cf.; A. Baker. 2b; Butler, lb; E. Baker, c.; Slater, 3b; Carleton. p.; Pelliean, rf.; D. Baker, If. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. The Board of school trustees of School District No. 1, of Fergus, Coun ty, Montana, will, until 6 o'clock p.m. of July 5, 1008, rec-Ive (dans, specifica tions and bids for the equipment of each of the public school buildings in Lewistown. with adequate heating ap paratus and sanitary and sewerage connections. Bids should accompany the plans and specifications based on an exami nation of each of the buildings. Each bidder will be required to make use of all available pipes, radiators an-d heat ing appliances now in the Central building. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further information call on E. O. Busenburg, chairman, or O. W Belden, secretary.