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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ..................... SUBSCRIPTION: TOM STOUT...................................... The most unalloyed merriment of the "Merry Christmas" will be felt by the fathers of the land when' the bills for Christmas presents commence to pour in on January second. The Democrat extends to its hun dreds of subscribers all over Fergus county sincerest wishes for a New Year which continues "happy" until it becomes the "old year" in January 1. 1908. Owing to the usual rush of holiday job work and 1 to the further fact that this paper is issued one day ahead of the regular day of publication, local news features are somewhat curtailed in the Democrat this week. Through an oversight on our part, the names of the new editors of the high school notes hits not been changed until this issue The present editors are Mable Bell, '09, Hazel Belden, '08 and Lydia Anderson, '07. The Christmas number of the Ken dall Min«r was issued last week and reflects great credit upon the hustling qualities of Manager Butte Tipton. That the enterprising merchants of Kendall are keenly alive to the bene fits of advertising is shown by the very liberal amount of "Christmas talk" found in the holiday edition ot the Miner. Lewistown merchants inform the Democrat that holiday business this year far exceeds that of any previous year, every firm in the city having dome a most satisfactory business. The people in and around Lewistown pur chased a better grade of goods and in larger quantities than ever before. This Christmas shopping reflects the prosperous times which prevail throughout this part of the country. All merchants interviewed take a most hopi'ful view of the year 1907, many expressing it as their belief that all records in the volumn of business will be brojcen during the year which will begin next Tuesday. The Democrat last w.eek received the first number of t,he Billings Even ing Journal. The initial number was a "hummer," practically every firm In the hustling city om the banks of the Yellowstone being represented with extensive advertisements. Of the management of the Journal, the editor is personally acquainted with J. A. Gilluly, who is manageing, editor of the new paper and there is not a more competent newspaper man in the state than "Gil." Mr. Beetle, business man ager of the Journal, is am experienced) man in the business and he and Mr Gilluly are sure to make the new Billings paper one of the best news and advertising mediums in the stats. We extend to the Journal the com pliments of the season and wish it a prosperous journey through 1907. Kendall's Future. We do not pretend to be either prophet or seer, but it does not require one of prophetic vision to see tlhe splen did future which Fate holds in store for Kendall. Kendall has been a great camp for the last six years but her past great ness will sink into comparative insig nificence when her future glories grad ually unfold. As announced on tihe first page of the Miner, the Barnes-King Development which has arranged to take over the Barnes-King mine, are preparing to spend' an enormous sum of money in the further development of the big property. It is stated upon excellent authority that it is the intention of that companytoadd between 200 and 300 men to the pay roll as soon as they get control. This will mean just about the doubling of the population of Ken dall with a consequent increase of the prosperity for every one who is now in business 'here. It is better than an even break that "there will be a mill on the Santiago before six months have passed. The company has at last made the strike tlhey are looking for and those with authority to speak say that they now have in sight sufficient ore to justify the erection o fa cyanide plant. This W'ill mean the employment of at least one hundred more men and a great in crease in 6he payroll. The bonding of the Standpat and other claims situated over north of the Barnes-King for $200,000 to Spokane capitalists indicate that the activity In the Kendall mining projects will be kept up all along, the line. Every com pany and individual who has proper ty in the district is now making active preparations to do some real work during the coming summer. The merchants of Kendall are pre pared to take care of a great deal more business than is now i>eing done here. We have some unusually pro gressive mercantile establishments and they will b expanded as the require mnts demand. All told, the people of Kendall can look forward to the dawn of the new year with the utmost confidence. In our humble opinion, it will usher in an era of prosperity and growth seldom if ever equalled in the annals of Mon tana towns.—Kendall Miner. Mr, Dixon's Bad Bill. It is not surprising that the organ of the Great Falls postoffice, which owes that distinction to Congressman Dixon, should express itself as per fectly satisfied with that gentleman's bill, which, if passed, will prevent the settlement of the Blackfleet Indian reservation for the next twenty-five years. Evidently, it is for the purpose of heading off just criticism of repub lican administration and congressmen that persons connected with the press of that party are given federal posi tions, or the newspapers themselves are endowed with federal patronage in the shape of land office and other ad vertisements. The Great Falls Leader informs the world that it indorses Mr. Dixon's bill, and, under the circumstances, this should be taken as a great com pliment to the representative, because to say nothing of Mr. Clarke's dissat isfaction with the measure Senator Carter, who, of course, does not know as much about the necessities of the' ease as the experienced representative , in the house does, is absolutely opposed j to Mr. Dixon's measure. j Neither of the senators object to the ] introduced it, j bill because Mr. Dixon but for the reason that they recognize * it is against the interests of the people if the state, and will prevent the set iement of the reservation for a quar ter of a century if it passes. The people of northern Montana are most interested in this matter, al though it is a subject that is vital to all the citizens of the state, but it would appear that the residents near est to the reservation being most di rectly affected, would do well to start movement to request Mr. Dixon to so amend his bill as to make it of some benefit to this generation of citi zens of Montana, instead of leaving it in its present form, which will hold the settlement of the reservation back until a large proportion of the present inhabitants of this commonwealth, in the natural course of events, will be dead and buried. It is true that Mr. Dixon's measure is dictated by the Indian department, but it was supposed that the gentle man was representing the people of this state and not that bureau, and that, consequently, instead: of supinely lying down when tihe interests of the citizens of Montana are to be disre garded, he would use his influence, if he possesses any, to show the Indian commissioner the error of his way in this matter. If the representative does not like to consult with Senator Clark because the latter belongs to a different party, ihe might at least seek the advice of United States Depositary Safety Deposit Vaults Conservatism in Banking consists in taking care of the interests of many while capitalizing none* Following this policy we have today Dec. 24* $ 262 , 463.69 in cash or exchange or over 33 PER CENT of our immediate liabilities. Certainly a safe place for Your Deposits The first National Bank of Lewistown THE ONLY NATIONAL BANK IN FERGUS COUNTY Savings Bank Department Interest Paid on Deposits Senator Carter, who belongs to his po litical organization. Instead of doing this he appears to be determined to take his own course, without conferring with the two sen ators of this state .and as a result he has introduced a bill which will do more harm than good, for the rason that it is likely to block a m asure which would throw the reservation open to settlement within a year or two.—Butte Miner. FIRE NORSES ARE DOING WELL Musselshell country by Jeff Sherman, who purchased them from John Cooley, Mr. Sherman sold the horses to the city for $275. and many thought it a bad bargain as far as the city wag About a month ago the Likely Broncs Learn Fast-Sherman and Bebb Are in Expert Class. It was nothing less than a revela tion to a representative of the Demo crat, when he was shown how well the new fire horses went through their parts in a practice drill last Sat urday forenoon at 10:00 o'clock. As soon as the fire alarm was turned in and the bell clanged a weight that is ingeniously connected with the door latch, fell and the stall doors opened. The spirited horses rushed out of their stalls and eagvrly stood under the har ness, which was rapidly snapped onto the animals by their trainers, Jeff Sherman and John Bebb. All this re quired but a few seconds and the horses were hooked up ready to make a run. Upon touching a button, the big doors of the fire hall opened and a few seconds later the horses were charging down Fourth avenue. Dispite the snow covered and slippery ground a fast run was made, and Johnnie Bebb did some fancy turning and guiding stunts, while he had hold of the lines. A large crowd was on the streets to witness the work of the horses. When it is considered that the horses were green bronchos a few weeks ago, the result which has been secured by thir trainers is nothing short of won derful. Everything went along as smoothly as clock work and not a single hitch occured during the trial run. Old fire horses could have done little, better. About four months ago the horses were brought in off their range in the concerned, horses were broken to the harness. Training them to run under the har ness and to go through their parts when an alarm is given was begun last Tuesday. The first run was made on Friday and the Saturday run was the one witnessed by the Democrat repre sentative. Thus after four days of training these green broncs have shown wonderful learning abilities. One of the horses, the large iron gray is named Jess while the sorrel is call ed Jean. Each weigh about 1250. Jean Is the younger and somewhat the light er. Her age is coming four, while Jess is four past. They both stand about sixteen hands high, and are well muscled and well proportioned. Jess and Jean are worthy additions to thie Lewistown fire department. The training of the horses has been in good hands. For a time it was thought that it would be necessary to import a trainer, but since then it has been demonstrated that Fergus county is big enough to produce the horn product. Jeff Sherman and Johnny Bebb, who have had such phenominal success with these horses, are both well known local broncho fighters. Two better men around horses are hard to be found even in this western country of ours. The fire hall is located in the base ment of the city hall, beneath the coun cil chambers. It it a commodious room well adapted for the department. The arrangement is a good one. One hors* is quartered on either side of the fire wagon which occupies a middle stall. The alarm system works without a hitch, and the harness is suspended overhead ready to be slipped upon the horses' back in a moment. Lewistown has a first class fire de partment in every respect, and no city of the size has a superior system of fire protection. Chief John Bebb will have charge of the fire hall, and of the horses. Daily fire drill and practice runs will be made, until the horses are well broken in. NEW CURE FOR EPILEPSY. J. B. Waterman of Watertown, O., reural free delivery, writes: "My doughter. afflicted for years with epi lepsy, was cured by Dr. King's New Life Pills. She has not had an attack for over two years." Best body cleans ers and life giving tonic pills on earth 25c at Phillips Drug Co. For chapped and cracked hands no thing is quite so good as an application of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Put it on before going to bed, use an ild pair of gloves and see what a difference the morning will bring. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. EDGE TO THE PEOPLE OF GILT AND VICINITY. Beginning January 1st, I will do strictly cash business. By so doing, I can sell my goods cheaper. I will serve all alike, the same price to everyone. Come in and let me quote prices on men's and boys' clothing and all oth ier goods that I carry in stock. 12-U-4t VINCENT CARAWAY. Christmas Is only three weeks away and will be here before you know it. Have You Thought About Your Turkey? We will have on hand some of the fattest, ten derest gobblers to be found in town and at the lowest market prices. Better come early and leave your order to insure getting the pick of the stock. 1 HOPKINS & SONS Food Pure Grocers Cash Grain Buyers) (Sacks furnish ed.) We Mill pay CASH for — Turkey Red'Milling Wheat Scotch Fite Milling Wheat Crail Fife Wheat Spring and Fall Club Wheat Barley, Oats and Hay delivered on cars, Letfistotfn. J. T. Ballantyne. representing us, will be at the Day House in Lew is town Dec. 15, and farmers with whom we now have contracts and those having grain to sell should call on him and arrange for the ship ment of their crops as soon as possible. Montana Elevator Co., SSL Through Train Service The Nortthern Pacific Railway maintains fast through nassenger service to principal points east and west. The North Coast Limltetd is operated daily westbound to Spokane, Seattle. Tacoma and' Portland*, with connection for San Francisco, California, and British Columbia points, and daily eastbound for St. Paul, Minneapolis. Superior and Dulutht, with afternoon and evening connecttiton for all points in the east and soutth. Pacific Express daily to points in Montana, Idaho. Washington and 1 Oregon. Twin City Express daily to main line points and to easttern terminals. Trains Numbers Five and Six also run daily between tSeattle and Tacoma and eastern terminals. Through Northern Pacific-Burlington service daily between Billings and points east and west and Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis. Lincoln and Chicago. Through dining cars and Stantdard Pullman Sleeping ears and Pull man tourist tears on all transcontinental thains. For full information about rates and for tim*- folders call upon or write. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. E. S. RICHARDS, General Agent Helena, Montana. DAVID HILGER. Hilger The Pione< E. O. BUSENBURG. Hilger <£ Busenburg Pioneer Real Estate and Live Stock Commission Agents Land Office Attorneys Conveyancing and Life, Accident and Fire In surance Agency. LAND SCRIP FOR SALE Phone 81 LEWISTOWN, MONTANA PATRICK NIHILL 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 buslnesa. Office of lustlce of the Peace. Office In Cltlsens Bank Building. Moore. Montana. Shorthand * Typewriting Sloan-Duploy and vowel system taught to an average of seventy words per minute in four months of fours hour study per day. System consisting of eight lessons Shorthand and abbreviations. Terms: Class tuition $10 per month. Private tuition $15 per month. Typewriting terms $30. Classes started any time. Apply to MRS. H. A. B. BRADY 713 Evelyn St., Lewistown, Mont Phone L. B. Mutual. Phone 171. 1 WM. JENKINS BARBER All barbers employed are First Class Workmen. Hot and Cold Baths in connec tion........................ Main St. Lewistown, Mont Sharp & Tayer COAL Office at "The Fair" Bell Tel. 29 COAL PER TON $6 00 John "Duggan Undertaker Gr Embalmer One block from opera house. Open day and night. OLD TEL. 25. NEW TEL. 13B Lewistown, Montana