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tlis Wife—Insanity His Plea. Helena, Jan. 2.—Charles D. Schmidt walked out of the district courtroom at 4:50 o'clock this afternoon a fre= man. At 4:15 o'clock the lawyers fin ished their arguments and the jury re tired, and fifteen minutes later Bailiff Schmidt came down with word that an agreement had been reached. The verdict was: "W%, the jury in the above entitled action, find the defendant not guilty, on account of insanity." Judge Clements asked County Attor ney LaCroix if there was any othei charge against the defendant, and be ing informed there was not, ordered the sheriff to turn the defendant loose. Men, women and children pressed around the defendant and grasped his hands. Many of the women broke down and cried, and said "God bless you, Charley." The defendant shook hands with the jurors, who also crowded around him. July 22, at noon, Schmidt went to the postoffice and secured letters written by Spangler, Ft. Assinniboine caval ryman, to his wife, in which he called her endearing names and wanted her to el<;;> with him. An hour latet Schmidt shot and instantly killed his wife with a shotgun, entered the house and tin ned the weapon on himself, but recover il. The s ate contended that the killing was done in cold blood, while the de fense n"' ged insanity brought to a cli max i:>.\ the actions of Schmidt's wife. Tour monev refunded if after using three-: nrths (3-4) of a tube of manZan, you are dissatisfied. Return the bal ance of • he tube to your druggist, and your money will be cheerfully returned. Take a vantage of tlhis offer. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. HAIRPULLING, ETC. Deacon—By the way, that man Brown you married a year ago, has he paid you your fee yet? THIS PAPER HAS SECURED OF A. T. GOODSPEED ALL OF HIS UN SOLD MAPS OF FERGUS COUNTY AND THE COPYRIGHT THERETO. WE GOT THEM AT THE RIGHT PRICE AND ARE GOING TO GIVE OUR SUBSCRIBERS THE BENEFIT OF THE DEAL. WE ARE GOING TO Git)e These Maps Art ay TO ANY OF OUR PRESENT SUB SCRIBERS WHO PAY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE AND TO ANY NEW SUBSCRIBER WHO PAYS UP FOR THAT TIME, WE WILL GIVE A MAP • * * ***•*•• Absolutely Free.... THE REGULAR SALE PRICE OF THE GOODSPEED MAP OF FERGUS COUNTY HAS BEEN $2.00 EACH. WE OFFER THE MAP AND THE FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT FOR ONE YEAR FOR $2.50. REMEMBER. THEY WILL GO FAST AND IT WILL PAY YOU TO HURRY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPLENDID PREMIUM OFFER. Clergyman—No; the last time I re minded him of it he said I'd be for tunate if he didn't sue me for dam ages.—Boston Transcript. The Good speed map of Fergus county is perfect. It will be given away to all w-ho pay for the Fergus County Demo crat one year in advance. TWAIN'S ABSENT-MINDEDNESS. Tells Stery on Himseff Which Illus trates His Short Memory. Mark Twain was always liable, his wife knew, to absent-mindedness, and here is the story of a visit to the White House which pithily illustrates this fact. Mark Twain tells it him self in his autobiography in tfie North American Review: "When I was leaving Hartford for Washington, Mrs. Clemens said: 'I have written a warning and put it in a pocket of your dress-vest. When you are dressing to go to the authors' re ception at the White House you will naturally put your fingers in your vest pockets, according to your cus tom, and you will find that little note there. Read it carefully and do as it tells you. I cannot be with you, and so I delegate my sentry duties to this little note. If I should give you the warning by word of mouth now, it would pass from your head and be forgotten in a few minutes.' "It was President Cleveland's first term. I had never seen his wife—th* young, the beautiful, the good-heart ed ,the sympathetic, the fascinating. Sure enough, just as I had finished dressing to go to the Whit,; House. I found that little note, which I had long ago forgotten. It was a grave little note, a serious littie note, like its writer, but it made me laugh. Livy's gentle gravities ofter produced that effect upon me, where the expert humorist's best joke would have failed, for I do not laugh easily. "When we reached the White House and I was shaking hands with the President, he started to say some thing, but I interrupted him and said. " 'If your Excellency will excuse me, I will come back in a moment; but now I have a very important matter to at tend to, and it must be attended to at once.' "1 turned to Mrs. Cleveland, the young, the beautiful, the fascinating and gave her my card, on the back of which I had written, 'He, didn't'—and I asked her to sign her name below those words. "She said: 'He didn't? He didn't what ?— " 'Oh, I said, never mind. We can not stop to discuss that now. This Is urgent. Won't you please sign your name? (I handed her a fountain pen.) " 'Whv, she said, 'I cannot commit myself ir, that wav. Who is it that didn't?—and what is it that he didn't? " 'Oh, 1 Baid, "time fc flying, flying, flying. Won't you take me out of my distress and sign your name to it? It's all right. I give you my word it's all right.' "Che looked nonplussed; but hesitat ingly and mechanically she took the pen and said: " 'I will sign it. I will take the risk But vou must tell me all about it, right afterward, so that you can be arrested before you get out of the house in case there should be anything criminal about this.' "Then she signed; and I handed h Mrs. Clemen's note, which was very brief, very simple, and to the point. It said: 'Don't wear your arctics in th White House.' It made her shout; and at my request she summoned a men senger and we sent that card at once to the mail on its way to Mrs. Clemen's in Hartford. E. C. DeWitt & Co., of Chicago, at whose laboratory Kodol is prepared, assures us that this remarkable digest ant and corrective of the stomach con forms fully to all provisions of the Na tional Pure Food and Drug Law. The Kodol laboratory is a very large one, but if ail the sufferers from indigestion and stomach troubles could know the virtues of Kodol it would be impossible for t/lie manufacturers to keep up with the demand. Kodol is sold here by the Phillips Drug Co. Legal Notices. |j Notice of Stockholders' Meeting. Notice is hereby given that a meet ing of the stockholders of the Basin Lumber Co., of Moore, Montana, for the purpse of electing a board of di rectors fpr the ensuing year and for the transaction of such other business as may properly com, before the meet ing, will be held in the office of said company at Moore, Montana, on Mon January 14, 1907, at 1 o'clock p m. Dated January 1, 1907. GORDON O. SHAFER, Secretary. J-7—2t NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Henry Emerson, Deceased. Notice is-hereby given by tbe under signed, administrator of the U tate of Henry Emerson, Deceased, to the creditors of, and till persons having claims against the said Deceas?d, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the sold administrator, at his residence, or at the law office of Worden* Scott, ir. Lewistown, Montana, the same being the place of business of saidl estate in the County of Fergus. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, December 24, 1906. GEORGE R. CREEL, Administrator of the Estate of Henry Emerson, Deceased. First publication December 24- 5t NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS MEETING. Natice is hereby given that the regu lar annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Lewis town, a National Banking association, will be held at the banking rooms of said Bank in the First National Bank building, on the corner of Main street and Fiftli avenue, in the City of Lew. istown, Fergus County, Montana, on Tuesday, the eighth day of January, A. D., 1907, at four o'clock P. M., for the purpose of electing nine directors, and such other business as may properly •oine before the meeting. (Signed GEORGE. J. BACH, Cashier. First publication Dec. 4-5t NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR A SPECIFIC PERFORM A NCF. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the St it ■ of Mon tana, in and for the County of Fer gus. In the Matter of the Estate of Ettie L. Woodhouse, deceased. Notice is hereby given, that Posev T. Elslon having filed in this Court his verified petition for an order of the hove entitled Court directing a convey ance, by the administrator of the above named estate, to him of all those cer tain pieces or parcels of land situate n the County of Fergus, State of Mon tana, particularly described as follows, to-wit: The southeast quarter of the north ast ouai'ter of section t>venty-three (23), ami the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter, and the west half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-four (24), in township thirteen (13) north of range seventeen (17) east of the Montana principal meridian, containing 160 acres, according to th* government survey thereof. The hearing of which said petition has been fixed by the said court for the 16th day of January, 1907, at ten o'clock a. m. of soldi day at the Judge's chambers of said court in the court house in the city of Lewistown, Fer gus countv, Montana; and all persons interested in said estate are notified, then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the saidl order should not be made. Witness mv hand and the seal of said) court this the 20th day of Dec ember, 1906. (Seal of Court) JOHN B. HITCH, Clerk of Court. First publication December 24—4t. ALIAS SUMMONS. In Justice Court of Big Spring Town ship, before Edward Brussey, Justice of the Peace. State of Montana, County of Fergus eb E dgar G. Worden and David) Scott, co partners as Worden & Scott, Plain tiff. versus Mrs. F. R. Payne, De fendant.—Alias Summons. The State of Montana Sends Greet ing to the Above Named Defendant; You are hereby summoned to appear before me, Edward Brassey, a Justice of the Peace in and for Big Spring Township in the County of Fergus .and State of Montana, at my office fn Lew istown in said County and State, on Monday the fourth day of February, A. D. 1907, at ten o'clock a. m. of said diay, then and there to make answer to the complaint of Edgar G. Worden and David Scott, Co-partners as Worden & Scott, the above named plaintiffs in a civil action. The said action is brought to re cover a judgment against you for the sum of two hundred dollars, a reason able fee agreed by you to be paid to the plaintiffs for their services as at torneys at law, rendered at your special instance and request, in. de fending your brother, Barney Hedi gan, in two criminal suits, which said services were fully renderedi and per Edmund Wright Successor to Wright Bros. Abstracts of Title, Fire, Life and Accident Insurance, Real Estate Surety Bonds Farm Mortgage Loans At <) per cent interest, payable annually. Lons term with pre-payment privileges. No commission charged. Office Corner 4th Atie. andJaneauX St. LEWISTOWN. MONTANA Phone 30 formed by them and were reasonably worth two hundred dollars, and 1 yo* have not paid any part of the said two hundre dollars, all of which is more fully set forth in plaintiffs' complaint filed herein, which is hereby referred to and made a part hereof andi a copy thereof herewith served upon you. And you are hereby notified, that If you fail to appear and) answer judg ment will bo taken against you, Mrs. F. R. l'ayne, the above named de fendant, according to the said com plaint, and) for costs of suit ini plain tiffs' behalf extended. Given under iny hand lliis twentieth day of December, A, It. 1906. EDWARD BRASSEY, Justice of the Peace in atidl for suid Township. State of Montana, County of Fergus ss I, Frank J. Hazen, County Clerk and Recorder of Fergus County, Montana, do hereby certify that Edward Bras sey, the person issuing the foregoing summons, was an acting Justice of the Peace of Fergus county, Montana, in which county the saidl summons was issued, at the dale of the said sum mons. In witness whereof, I have henunto set my hand and affixed, the seal of said county I his twentieth day of December, 1906. F. J. HAZEN, County Clerk and Recorder of Fergus County, Montana. By C. I,. Myersick, Deputy S. W. Pennock, Attorney for Plaintiffs. NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LEW ISTOWN, AT LEWISTOWN, MON TANA. In pursuance to a resolution duly passed and adopted by the board of directors of The First National Bank of Lewistown, at Lewistown, Montana, at a meeting of said board duly held' on Monday, the 31st day «.f August, 1906, and duly entered In the minute hook of suid bank. Notice is hereby given that a meet ing of the stockholders of The First Na tional Bank of Lewistown, at Lewis town, Montana, is hereby called and will be held at the office of said The First National Bank of Lewistown, In The First National Bank building, at the northwest corner of Main street and Fifth avenue In the city of Lewistown, in Fergus county, Montana, on Tues day, the eighth day of January, 1907, at the hour of eight o'clock p. m. of said day, for the purpose of considering and acting on the proposltln to in crease the capital stock of said The First National Bank of Lewistown, an idditional One Hundred Thousand <100, 000) dollars, making the capital stock of said bank amount to the sum of Two Hundred Thousand (200,000) Dol lars, and to authorize, empower and direct the president and cashier of said bank, or either of them to take the necessary steps therein. Dated this 31st day of August, 1906. By order of the board of directors. GEORGE J. BACH. Cashier and Secretary of the First Na tional Bank of Lewistown. A WESTERN WONDER, There's a Hill at Bowie, Tex., that's twice as big as last year. This wonder is W. L. Hill, who from a weight of 90 pounds has grown to over 180. He says: "I suffered with a terrible cough, and doctors gave me up to die with con sumption. I was reduced to 90 pounds, when I began taking I>r. King's New Discovery for consumption. Coughs and Colds. Now, after taking 12 bottles. I have more than doubled in weight and am completely cured." Only sure cough arid cold cure. Guaranteed by Phillips Drug Co. 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the State of Mon tana, in and lor the County of Fer gus. Estate of John J. Leary, Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the under signed, George J. Bach, administrate* of the estate of John J. Leary, deceas ed, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims agains the said de ceased. to exhibit them with the nec essary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said George J. Bach, at First Na tional Bank of Lewistown, at Lewts town, Montana, or Blackford, at their City of Lewistown, Fergus, Montana. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Dec ember II, 1906. GEORGE J. BACH, Administrator of tin- Estate ,.f John J. Leary, Deceased. Blackford * Blackford', Attorneys for Administrator. First publication December 18—4t. to Blackford * office in the said in the County of ..Lsdge Directory.. I FU .(-TOWN LODGE. NO. 37, A. F. & A. M. Meets first and third Satur days in Masonic Hall. Gordon O. Shafer, W. M.; Geo. Day, Sec. HIRAM CHAPTER, NO. 15, It. A. M. Meets second and fourth Wednesday* In Masonic Hall. T. W. Warren, M. E. II. P.; otto Wasmunsdorff, Sec, MARIA CHAPTER, NO. 26, O. E. H. Meets first and third Mondays in Masonic Hall. Mrs. Grace Luton, W. M., Mrs. Bertha Rush, Sec. JUDITH LODGE, NO. 20, K. OF P, Meets every Thursday In K. P. Ilall. in McDonald & Charters building. W. E. Sllverthorn, C. C. E. G. Worden, K. it. S. AGNES TEMPLE, NO. 9, HATIIliONE Sisters. Meets first and third Wed nesdays In K. P. Hall. Mrs. Marl* Smith, M. K. C.; Mrs. Ida Butler, M. I and C. JUDITH LODGE, NO. 20., I. O. O. F. Meets every Monday in Fraternity Hall. Edward Harvey, N. G.; E. F. Ross, Cec. BIG SPRING CAMP, NO. 108, W. O. W. Meets second and fourth Tues days in Fraternity Hall. A. L. Lnag, C. C,; E. G. Worden, Clerk. SAND ROSE CIRCLE, NO. 40, W. O. W. Meets second and fourth Wed nesdays In Fraternity Hall. Mr«. Emma McOInniss, G. N.; Mrs. Lucy Briggs, See. LEWISTOWN LODGE, NO. 45, A. O. U. W. Geo. Canon. M. W.; E. G. Worden, Itec. Meetings Irregular. JUDITH LODGE, NO. 55, D. OF H. Mrs. E. G. Worden, Pres.; E. G. Worden, Rec. Meetings, Irregular. LEWISTOWN HIVE, NO. 25, L. O. T. M. Meets second and fourth Mon duvs in K. P. Hall. Mrs. Emma Kane, L. C.; Mrs. Iva A. Wentworth, Bee. ST. LEO COURT. NO. H37, C. O. F. Meets first and third Wednesday* in Forester's Hall. Mat Weber, C. R. Peter Oswellcr, It. Sec. COURT DA MANES, NO. 564, C. O.F, Meets second and fourth Tuesday in Forester's Hall. Mrs. Kate Luux, C. R. Mrs. Louise Chandler. Clerk. LEWISTOWN LODGE NO. 456 T.B.P. O. Elks. Meets first and third Wed nesdays. In Masonic Hall. E. P. Chandler, E. R.; Hugh Wagner Sec. EVENING STAR, NO. 900, B. A. Y. Meets first and third Saturdays. S. F. Akeley, F.; J. A. Roades, Cor. LEWISTOWN LODGE, NO. 451, F. B. Meets every third Thursday in Odd Fellows' Hail. Roy E. Ayers, Pres.; Miss Minnie Thompson, Sec. MOCCASIN TRIBE, NO. 23, I. O. R. M. Meets eve: • Thursday Iti Fores ter's hall. C. V. Curtiss, S.; J. W. Kearney, C. of R. LEWISTOWN AERIE, NO. 374, F. O. Eagles. Meets every second Tues day, Eagles' Hall. M. D. Kimball, W. P.; George Taylor, Sec. LOCAL UNION, NO. 7, MONTANA Federation of Labor. Meets first and third Fridays in Forester's Hall James Martin, Pres.; Oscar Berg gren, Sec. BLACKSMITHS' UNION, NO. W, Montana Federation of Labor. Meet* every Wednesday in Y. M. C. A. building. R. D. Baker. Pres : Edgar J. Baker, Sec. TEAM OWNERS' UNION, NO. «, Montana Federation of Labor. Meet* second and fourth Fridays in Forest er's Hall. Steve Anderson, Pres.; John D. Crowley, Sec.