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Btfct* Utorwy * Fergus County Democrat. Vol III. No. 7. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY OCT. 9, 1906 Trunks and Traveling Bags... ROMADKA READY ACCESS TRUNK WE carry a full line of these trunks '' and will be glad to show how this trank can save yon time in pack ing or unpacking. How it is thor oughly ventilated without removing either garments or trays and why it will last you so much longer than an ordinary trank. Lifting the cover brings the trays up and out of the trunk and gives free entrance to every corner at once. Made in u different t C A A and Style) ..............yO.Uv up. Our line of trunks, suit cases, grips and traveling bags, always complete, with the latest and most up to date in the line. A good trunk or suit case costs but very little more than a poor one and will last four times as long. Then,too, the hard useage trunks are subjected to nowadays soon puts a poor trunk out o fcommis slon, not to mention the likelihood of having its contents strewn ov er the baggage room floor. Our trunks are easy of access, as the accompanying illustration will Suit Gases Ours ar ebuilt to wear, of bust leather, reinforced at the corner and splendidly put together. A person traveling with one of our cases is given a sense of security not obtainable otherwise. Full leather case just like Illustration, first class in every respect, our price, only. S6.9Q We are installment plan house furnishers. Don't overlook our line of St. Clair line of ranges and heaters and Elwell kitchen cabinets. Lewistown F urniture Cu. "If you don't buy of us we both lose motiiey." CAMPAIGN NOW ON IN EARNEST Candidates Taking to the "Tall Tim ber" to Interview Voters Who Live in the Country. DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS BRIGHT. Enthusiasm Being~Aroused by the Splendid prospects for a Sweep ing Victory. The campaign is now on In earnest. There has been an exodus of candi dates for the bunch grass during the past few days and the country voters are now being given an opportunity to size up the various aspirants for of fice. Henry Rae, Frank Smith, Paul Smith and R. D. Baker left Sunday for south of the Snowies where they will present their claims for support. There is an uncommonly intelligent class of voters south of the Snowies and it is feared that the republican candidates will meet with something of a frost down that way. The democratic central committee has been busy during the past week preparing the speaking appointments. The various itineraries have about been completed and the boys will start out the latter part of the present week. The democrats number some first class speakiers among, their ranks and the impression which will be created by B. C. White, H. L. DeKalb and Charles Fasel is certain to help the entire tick et. E. G. Worden will appear on the rostrumas frequently as his legal busi ness will permit and Chairman Gor don himself will appear at a number of meetings. Roy E. Ayers is scheduled by the committee to cover a lot of territory, and Roy is the boy who can do the work. J. M. Parrent has also consent ed to make several speches. Mr. Par rent is a polished and experienced pub lic speaker and his arguments are al ways convincing. Julius Peterson. Johnnie Malcolm, Charlie Myersiek, B. F. Gordon, John S. Marshall and Ed Martin, while not professing to be public speakers, are admittedly first . class single-handed talkers and will do effective work for themselves and the ticket in that man ner. Miss Orpha Noble will not have to talk. She has been raised right here in Fergus county, is known to a large number of voters and her election is one of the assured facts. . A. T. Good speed is not doing any particular hus tling for himself but is putting in some good work for the ticket generally. His handsome map of Fergus county stands out as a monument of his hig class ability as an engineer and draughts man and his election will be more bene ficial to Ferg,us county than it will be to himself. * * * * State Committeeman Frank J. Hazen has received a letter announcing that Hon. T. J. Walsh, democratic candi date for congress, will speak in Lewis town on Thursday evening, Oct. 18th and in Kendall on the following even ing. Mr. Walsh will also speak at Gilt Edge early in the afternoon of the 19th. There will be a grand rally in both this city and Kendall on the re spective evenings of Mr. Walsh's visit. It is certain to be a festive occasion for democracy. There is not a more con vincing speaker in the state than Mr. Walsh. That the republicans realize this fact is shown by the school boyish manner In which they refused to per mit their candidate, Mr. Pray, to meet Mr. Walsh in Joint debate. Chairman Brown, on behalf of the state commit tee, challenged Mr. Pray to meet Mr. Walsh. The republicans refused, to do so, putting up an excuse too apparent ly frail that It must have been impress ed upon the sophomoric preception of even the Joke Sheet's editor. • •> • Along toward the latter part of the month, Governor Joseph Kemp Toole will speak in Lewistown. Toole Is a name to conjure with in Fergus county and his appearance will be the occasi on for another big demonstration. • • • The republicans are basing their hopes for a win with Frank E. Smith upon the oft asserted assumption that Mr. Smith will have behind him a solid saloon vote. This assumption is de cidedly in error. The Democrat is aware that there is opposition to Rov E. Ayers by the gambling fraternity. The reason for this hostility is that he has done his best, since hi* selection to the office of county attorney, to enforce the anti-gambling law. All law break ers have looked alij^ to the conscien tious young official and while he has earned some unpopularity in certain quarters, he has also won the respect and esteem of every law abiding citi zen in this county. The saloon men In Fergus county, as a rule, believe in the enforcement of the law. We do not be lieve that this particular class will hammer" Mr. Ayers simply because he has tried to do his duty. It might be pertinent to inquire at this juncture, why are the men who run the games of chalice, the gamblers, in other words, so enthusiastically in favor of Frank E. Smith? Have they some assurance that the republican candidate, if elect ed, will see that they are not disturbed in their lawlessness? We do not say that all of Mr. Smith's supporters are believers in disregard for an express statute. Doubtless he has hundreds of friends who will support him because of party loyalty or personal esteem. For be it known that Frank Smith Is what is known as a "good fellow.'' But the question is, will he be a good' coun ty attorney? There can be no evasion of the issue in this contest. Mr. Ayers stands for law and order. The people who oppose his stand in that respect are in favor of Mr. Smith. The con clusion is apparent. It Is up to the voters of Fergus county to say whether or not a county attorney who Is honest enough and fearless enough to do his duty shall be endorsed or repudiated. Whatever sophistries may be indulged in by the opposition, that and that alone is the issue In the county attor ney's race. • • • • John S. Marshall is a capable, con scientious young man and, being an owner of property himself and a tax payer, he is in a better position to as sess Fergus county than the republican candidate whose name does not appear on the assessment roll this year. • • • If Johnnie Malcolm is chosen com missioner, he will not run a road miles around to avoid cutting up some big land-owner's pasture. He will not ap pofht viewers to view' proposed roads and then pile up the cost to the coun ty by viewing the same road himself when it is absolutely unnecessary to do so. In fact, Johnnie Malcolm will be several kinds of an improvement over Billy Neill as a county commissioner. MARTIN LANDS JAIL BREAKER Sheriff L. P. Slater this morning re ceived the following telegram from Under Sheriff Ed Martin, who has been out for the past week running down the two Roscoe boys and Brown, the three men who recently escaped from the Fergus county Jail: "We have Brown, On trail of others. Ed Martin " The telegram was Sent from Livings ton and it is presumed that Officers Martin and Silverthorne tracked the men from Twodot where they were Inst heard from, to the vicinity of the Pa: k county city. PROMINENT MEN TO SPEAK HERE George R. Wendling Will Speak in Lewistown on October 24—Till man, Jones and Others. Within three weeks there will be in Lewistown a man who is prominently known on the lecture platform from one end of America to the other. George R. Wendling, the noted speaker, will be in the city on the evening of October 24th and will deliver one of his enter taining and instructive lectures in Cul ver's opera house. He will appear un der the auspices of the Lewistown Lee ture club, and all who attend are as sured of a rare literary treat. The dates for seven other numbers have also been set, being as follows: Oct. 30th, the world renowned Imperial Male Quartet will sing their Inimitable numbers in Culver's hall. Nov. 14th, Senator Tillman, the famous South Carolinian will appear here, and no one should miss hearing this distinguished American, who is among the foremost m-ep of this country today. Sam P. Jones, with a fame that is world wide, will speak in the city on Nov. 22nd. Dec. 6th is the date set for a lecture by Jacob Riis, who is one of the best known writers in the Uniin. Especially is he famed, for his writings and character sketches of President Roosevelt. Father Vaughn, who is now carrying on a gigantic reform in England and who has always been active in meas ures of reform, will speak to a Lewis town audience on Feb. 20th, and ad dresses will be delivered by Ralph Par Utte and Ian McLearn, prominent on the American platform, on March 13th and April 16th, respectively. JESSE MO NTGOME RY DEAD. Well Known and Popular Young Kendall Man Dies. Jesse Montgomery, who Is well known on the Judith and in Kendall, where h • has resided for the past few years, died last Friday morning at his ranch near Kendall. His death comts as a sur prise and sorrow to his many friends, as the young man was in the prime of life and a short time before apparently in the best of health. His sudden death is mourned by a father, mother, three sisters and a brother. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montgomery, are pioneer resi LORIMER WON THE BIG RACE Fergus Count) Cowboy Outrides His Competitors in Six Days' Relay Race at State Fair. FERGUS IT WELL REPRESENTED Hundreds of People From the Inland Empire in Helena—Prizes Are Captured With Grain Display That Fergus county is decidedly on the map of Montana was discovered once more by people from other parts of the state last wee kwhen some of the classiest prizes offered by the state fair board were "pulled" down by people from the Inland Empire. W. E. Lorlnier, the Fergus county cowboy, won what was declared by all the best race offered for the entertain ment of the visitors, the cowboy relay race, and the Fergus county display of grain and grass took first premium in cimpetitlon with the choicest samples from all other parts of the state. The county was also awarded third prize for general exhibit, being surpassed on il by Yellow'stone and Gallatin counties each of which had. sepnt thousands of dollars in getting up a display. The Fergus county display cost but a few hundred dollars. Sheriff Slater confidently expects to hear of the capture of the two Roscoes within a day or two. Martin and Silverthorne took up the trail at Two Dot and must have done some fast work to close in on tlreir man so soon. The Roscoes are reported, to be heavily armed and there is some fear that the officers will have a live ly skit :nise before they take these two men. But if it comes down to it, Mar tin and Silverthorne will be amply able to hold their own in anything like an even fight. They are both absolutely fearless and nothing will stop them if they locate th«=lr men. dents of the Judith river, residing on a ranch near Philbrook. The deceased came to Kendall from Philbrook. where he had. lived for a number of years, and about two years ago became solution man in the cyan ide mill of the Barnes-King mine. In Kendall and wherever known he was very popular with all classes of people. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. His body was taken to Philbrook /rst Saturday, where interment followed on Sunday. Many attended the funeral of the young man. THE WEEK IN REAL ESTATE List of Transfers Made Since Last Issue of Democrat—Many Lots Sold. John S. Joe to Amanda David, for a stated consideration of $1, land situ ated in sections 7 and 8, to. 13 n., R. 12 e. Archie McCormick to A. M. and Chas. Sloan, for *4,000, lot 3, block 28, In Ken dall and lot 10 In the same block. This property is situated in the business portion of Kendall, fronting on McKin ley avenue, between Center and Clay streets. G. M. Stone et al to Chas. Nelson, for *400, lat 6, block 9, of Riverside addi tion to Lewistown. Wm. J. Smith to IsalK-lle F. Smith, for a stated consideration of $1, a tract of land in Sec. 2, tp 17 n., r. 16 e. G. M. Stone et al to Chart s Larsenn. for $100, lot 5, block 5, Riverside ad dition to Lewistown. W. J. Smith et ux to James and J. C. Smith, for *1, land in Secs. 2 and S of tp. 17 n., r. 16 e. David Fratt of Billings has sold to the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul for *2,500, right of way, etc., across his lands in townships 5 and 6 north of ranges 21 and 22 east. Prichette Black has sold to J. W. Winrod for *1,360, an 80 acre tract in Sec. 29, tp. 14 n., r. 16 e. Stone & Long to P. J. Irish, 120 acres of land for a consideration of *2,000. This land is unimproved and is located on Beaver creek near the Lyle Smith place. The price paid is almost *17 per acre, which shows how Judith Basin land Is enhancing in value. Gus Peterson has purchased a 160 acre tract of land In the vicinity of Na tel for *1.600 from John Johnson. Another noticeable feature was the exceedingly lnrg number of Fergus county people who were pres-nt. It is estimated that not less than two hun dred people went over from this coun ty and they made their presence known every one of the six days which they spent in tit State Fair city . The Fergus county exhibit of grain, grasses, etc., the first that this county ever sent to the state fair, created no end of talk among the fair visitors and gave the county many hundreds of dol lars worth of the best sort of advertis ing. Harry BroWn, n. j. Littlejohn and others remained around the exhibit and answered questions, hundreds of which were asked. Mr. Littlejohn col lected the exhibit and Mr. Brown saw that It was artistically arranged In Helena. Some wheat which was grown by "Sandy" Baker on Cottonwood receiv ed first prize over the hundreds of spec imens on exhibition. We also got a first prize on grass and a large number of second prizes. Third prize on gen eral display was considered a very complimentary showing. The feature of the racing program was the cowboys' relay race. In this splendid event Lorimer, the Fergus county cowboy showed, up in superb form. He completely outgener aled his competitors the first day and got such a lead that they were unable to ever catch him although Douglas of Helena, with a string of race horses cut down the lead from three minutes to about forty-flee seconds. Dave Hll ger, who stood spons-r for Lorimer, was especially pleased over the Fergus county man's showing. The boys from here offered to back their man in a substantial manner, but the capital city sports couldn't see nny money In It for them so the boys had to squan der their spare slmolenos on the auto mobile race and other such tame af fairs. It is proposed that next year there be a Fergus countv day at the fair. There were Butte and Great Falls days this year but on «ach ocaslon there were about as many people there from Fergus as from the place in whose hon or the day was named. The Fergus county contingent com menced to arrive home Friday evening, th« larger number coming in on ihe special train which, left Helena Satur day evening and nrriv d In lids eltv Sun la v morning at 10 o'clock. MACHINERY FOR R. R. TUNNELS Great Falls Firm Secures Contract For Furnishing Machinery For Surprise and Willow Creek. T. E. Lowery of the Lowery Engin eering Co. of Great Falls has secured the contract for furnishing the machin ery for the large tunnels which the Bil lings & Northern railway will build In the Stanford country, known as the Willow creek, and Surprise creek tun nels. Mr. Lowery has spent over a week In the vicinity Inspecting the pro posed work and has arranged to Install the necessary machinery for the pur pose of operating •> lectiic light plants and air blowers at the mouth of the tunnels. It will require several months to install all of the machinery. The Surprls. creek tunnel will lie about 1,425 feet long and the Willow creek tunnel will be 1,600 feet In length. The boring of these two tunnels will constitute some of the most extensive work on the entire road from Hillings to Great Falls. A great fill Is also need ed In this vicinity and much heavy gradiing will have to be done. Four six-horse power gasoline en gines will be furnish'd by Mr. Lowery, to be used In operating four dynamos of 45 16-candle power each, for the pur pose of lighting the tunner as work progresses. Four smaller engines will also be us ed to operate fans which will be lo cated at each end of the tunnel for the purpose of blowing out the smoke caus ed by blasting and for furnishing fresh air for the workmen on the big bore through the* earth. The Great Falls Tribune of the 7th Inst said the following In regard to the contract of Mr. Lowery: Four of the engines will be shipped from this city at once, and the balance of the machinery has been ordered and will be ready for delivery within 30 days. It is expected that the. equip ment at the Willow creek tunnel will be In place In between four and six weeks and that for the Surprise creek tunnel will be placed later. While out of the city o nthe line of railroad work, Mr. Lowery delivered and. placed in service a 32-horse powet compound steam traction engins, which is now being used by Contractor Grant in hauling dump cars from Armington to the Surprise creek tunnel, a distance of 22 miles. The engine started from Armington several days ago over the stage road with a train of seven dump cars, each weighing 5,000 pounds. In hauling this nuniler of cars the engine will do the work of 32 horses and eight teamsters. It Is expected to make a trip out In four or five days an dwlll run back light in about two and one-half days. There are 35 of tlv-se heavy cars to take out and five trlxis will he neces sary. Considerable delay is being experi enced upon the first trip ,as all of the bridges must he strengthened by ad ditional supports before the engine can pass over them. Only three men are employed in handling these trains, an engines fireman and one trainman. JOHN SIMPSON DIES SUDDENLY Well Known Montana and Fergus County Pioneer Pas«ed Away Un expectedly at Ranch Home. FUNERAL HELD THIS AFTERNOON Old Comrades of the Days of Sixty Four Act as Pall Bearers-Leaves Large Family. John Simpson, a pioneer of Montana and one of the early settlers of the Ju dith Basin, died suddenly at his home on Rock creek, 20 miles from Lewis town. last Saturday morning between the hours of 5 and 6 o'clock. Only a small son and daughter were with him when thto end came. Death, presum ably, was due to heart failure. Mr. Simpson was walking from the barn to the house when he was stezad with the fatal attuck and, within a very few moments, was dead.. Little Johnnie, the son, Informed the neigh bors and the sad news was telephoned to the relatives In this city. News of his death spread quickly, and upon every side, were hcafid. expr* s sloiis of sincerest regrets. The lK>dy was brought Into this city and hundreds of friends visited the un dertaking parlors to view the placid face of their dead friend. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. church, the Rev. Craven, who for over forty years, has been a close personal friend of the cleO.-uHod, performing the last sad rites. Accompanying the body to the church, and later to the grave, were a score or more of old Montana pioneers, mien who came here in the .'al ly sixties. The pall bearers v. re Hampel Anderson. John P. Barns. ,1. T. Wunderlln, Willi am \Vumh-ii: Robert Hamilton and John ''looks. Interment was made In the city cemetery. It would Is- Impossible within the confines of an ordinary in ws|iut«*r artl ele to give an adequate biography of John Blmpson. it Is a repetition of the old storv which cun never Is- told too often and which will never lose Its won derful Interest for the people of this country, tin* story of the winning of the West. The subject of this brief sketch was born in Pennsylvania on the 7th of No vember. 1832. While yet an Infant, he was tuk). n by his parents to Mansfield, "bio, Where he lived until his 15th year when his people moved to Washington, Iowa. In 1859, when young Simpson was 27 years of age, h»- was attracted by tin* alluring stories of fortunes to be made in the far western country and Joined an emigrant train for Denver, He remained in that part of the coun try for five years, coming Into Montana In '64. He lived in and around Helena for fell years and then went over Into the Gallatin valley where he started Into the ranching and stockgrowing business. He cam*- lo Fergus county In 'x8 and this was his home up to tim- time of his death. He engaged in tin* ranching and stockriilsing business until JX!i<> when lie moved to llils city and* enter* d tha livery business. He was always a good business man and as a result of his In dustry, left a cansiderable estate. Mr. Simpson was married to Mias Jennie Redding in the Gallatin valley In 1878. From this very happy union, five girls and one boy survive. The daughters ore: Mrs. H. N. Ciingan. Mrs. Archie Harrlgan, Mrs, Roy ■. Ayers and Minnie and Mollie Simpson. The loving wife remains, broken Heart ed at the Iohs of one to whom she ha S looked for many years for guidance and tendterest devotion. Mr. Simpson also is survive/il by three sisters, all older than he and all resi dents of Iowa. Miss Wunderlln Dead. Miss Elizabeth Wunderlln, sister of J. T. and William Wunderlln of this city and John Wunderlln of Kendall, died last Friday night at the Sisters* hospital, death resulting from a com plication of diseases. The unfortunate lady was taken sick several weeks pri or to her deat,h and was brought into the hospital where she received the liest of medical attention and the most thorough care by the sisters, but her malady could not be arrested. She was burled yesterday morning. The funer al services being conducted at the church by Rev. Father O'Carroll. In terment was made in the Catholic cem etary. Miss Wunderlln was born In Grant county, Wis., 54 years ago and lived In that county until about one year ago when she came to Montana to make her home with her brother, Willi am Wunderlln who lives a few miles from town. Her health began to fall a few weeks ago and her decline was rapid, rt suiting in death Friday at midnight. Aside from th eimmedlate relatives enumerated, who live In Fer gus county, she has a number of broth ers and more distant relatives living in Wisconsin. She was a good woman, a devoted member of the Catholic church and will be sincerely missed by those among whom she was best known for her gentleness In spirit and pati ence In suffering.