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Fergus County Democrat.
LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY JAN. 15, 1907 lift Clerance Sale We want to reduce our stock as much as possi ble before invoicing and this week offer some bargains at astonishingly low prices. We show below only a very few: This fine drop leaf breakfast table will seat six comfortably, made of selected ash, first-class in every way. Regular $6.00 table now only $4.7 S This fine Kitcheu safe the kind you have al ways paid $13.00 for, just like cut only closed doors, our special price only $10 00 Washboards are com ing down,any washboard in our store, glass, brass or zinc, special, each SOc We dont want you to spend too much time de ciding on a kitchen cabi net and a range. Come in and order an Elwell and a St. Clair Range and bring peace happi ness and prosperity to your home. Lewistown Furniture Company •If you don't buy of us we both lose money." | | | WILL TAKE UP OPTION Butte Parties Arranging to float the Stock of the Barnes-King Extension Company. MONEY fOR LOCAL MINING MEN Dr. W. A. Long, G. B. Stuart, Jim Burr,George Crawford,Hamilton and Stafford Lucky The latter part of December, several local men who owned five mining; claims which are located just north of the Barnes-King property bonded their claims to Butte parties for $200,000. A dispatch from Butte ito the Democrat announces that the men who took the option are going to take over the prop erty, the work of forming a new com pany having already been accomplish ed. The men who will receive, the $200, 000 are Dr. W. A. Long of this city, J. D. Burr, G. B. Stuart, George Craw ford, Bob Hamilton and T. M. Matlock, all of Kendall. Thley have owned the property for several years and consid erable work has been done in develop ing the ground. The Anaconda Standard of Sunday contains the following statement of the, intention of the gentlemen, who have, taken the option: •'Although not yet announced offici ally, It is reported on good authority that the Barnes-King Extension Gold Mining company will be launched in Butte within a week and that the cap itializaition will be $1,000,000 in shares of $1 each, ,100,000 of which will remain in the treasury permanently. It is also reported that J. C. Norvell will handle the subscriptions in Butte, and that the number of shares allotted for this city will be less than 100,000. It is well known that the property has been secured and that it consists of five claims in a group adjoining the property of tthe Barnes-King on the north. It is said that the north work ings of the latter are within TO feet of the south end line of the Extension company's claims, and that on two of the five extensive bodies of gold-bear ing ore have been opened within the last week or ten days. "The new company, it is said, will b backed by New York, Spokane and Butte capital,, the former influence be ing quite, heavy in the mining world "Engineers in Butte and other cities have examined and reported favorably upon the property, and it is claimed that they have stated In their reports to those who are backing the enter prise that the group is as good as the property of the Barnes-King. IN THE NORTH MOCCASINS. "The group is located in the North Moccasin mountains of Fergus county and if it is as good as the Barnes-King, there is nothing further to be said about its merits. It is a known fact that the Barnes-King is good, for has been paying dividends at the rate of $12,000 per month on work that has not been considered extensive or up to date. The new Barnes-King com pany is now preparing to spend $400, 000 in improvements on its property and treat from 500 to 1,000 tons of ore a day against an output of 200 tons by the old company. According to report, there is in the workings of the Barnes King at present enough ore in sight to last ten years at the rate of 500 or 1,000 day, and the possibilities for tons keeping this quantity opened in ad vance are splendid, for the property is | only partly developed. "Whether the company will build plant having a capacity of 1,000 tons a day or begin with a 500-tion mill is not | generally known, but it is known that it will not be less than 500, and it may be more. 'The Barnes-King Extension figures that it can raise enough money with out touching the 500,000 shares of treasury stock to open its group and | equip it with all necessary devices and appliances for separating the gold from the ore and saving the latter to a high percentage." NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the State of Mon tana. in and for the County of Fer gus. Estate of John J. Leary, Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the under signed. George J. Bach, administrator of the estate of John J. Leary, deceas ed, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said de ceased, to exhibit them with the ne cessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said George J. Bach, at First National Bank of Lewistown, at Lew tstfown, Montana, or to Blackford A Blackford, at their office in. the said city of Lewistown in the County of Fergus, Montana. Dated at Lewistown. Montana. De cember 11, 1906. GEORGE J. BACH, Administrator of the Estate of John J. Leary. Deceased. Blackford A Blackford, Attorneys for Adminisrtfator. First publication Dec. 18-5t The Lewistown Lecture Club is to be congratulated upon securing a promise of a lecture by Judge Lindsay of Den ver. The more one knows of this doughty little Denver judge, the more one admires his courage and splendid Americanism. As a Judge in the crim! nal department in that city, he ac complished wonderful results in mak ing good boys out of bad boys. He tried to place himself in the bad boy'# place and his treatment of those unfortun ate little street waifs was always marked by unerring judgment and good sense. Before Inflicting punish ment on a youthful offender of public morals, he made the urchin under stand why such punishment was doled ou *- As a result, he is a personal friend of every "kid" in Denver and they swear by their little judge. Such men as Lindsay inspires us all with an abiding faith in the perpetuation of our splendid form of government despite the assertion of false prophets that it is going to the damnation bowwows. He did not stand idly by and bewail the absolute and corrupt power of in iquitous political brigands who ruled and looted the city but pulled off hia coat and went after those same bosses and made them respect him and his methods. Everyone should hear this man when he comes to Lewistown. MUST LEAVE PUBLIC LANDS Mandatory Order Issued By the General Land Office Recently. The local land office is in receipt of a copy of the order recently made by Sec retary Hitchcock, directed to the com missioner of the general land office, relative to the unlawful occupation of public lands. The order is mandatory to the original circular on the subject, ind will be rigidly enforced after April I. 1907. The amended order reads: "It shall he the duty of the special igetu on the receipt of any charge or •omplaii.t or upon information being acquired by him from any source, that unlawful enclosure is being main tained by any person or persons, asso ciation or corporation, to at once pro ceed to secure sufficient data, includ ing a description of the lands enclosed, with reasonable certainty, not neces sarily by metets and bounds, nor by cd lands, but only so that the inclos ed lands, bout only so that the inclos ure may be identified and the person or persons guilty of the violation, nearly as may be ascertained, and to at once submit such case, with the data thus obtained, to the United States at torney for prosecution. "It shall be the. duty of the special agent, and ha shall be so instructed to be alert and vigilant to detect the existence of unlawful enclosures in his district and .to proceed in accordance therewith as hereinabove directed, and that he is not to construe his duties as requiring that before proceeding in the matter of an unlawful enclosure, there must be filed with him a formal com plaint by some person or persons ac quainted with the facts, but It shall be his duty, as hereinabove stated, to fake the initiative himself." RAE WELL TREATED. Senator Henry M. Rae of Fergus county was very well treated by the committee selected to make up the senate committees last week. Mr. Rae is a membei of the following com mittees: Corporations other than municipal, education, mines and min ing. enrolled bills and immigration Although the campaign is over, for which we devoutly give thanks every night, it might not be amiss, in the light of past events, to say that Mr. Rae should be an exceptionally effec tive memlier of the last named com mittee. Being a comparatively recent mmigramt to Montana (Ref. Dim. Files. No. 5-15 inclusive) he knows the conditions surrounding immigration .of today and can give some valuable pointers as to the best methods of in ducing immigration and in taking rare of them after they have immigrated. But as stated al»ove. the war is over, and we are confidently looking for ward to the young and handsome sen ator from the Inland Empire making good record as a sol on'. BASE BALL MINSTRELS. The base ball boys of Lewistown arc arranging to give a big minstrel per formance in the near future for th« purpose of raising funds for the pur chase of suits and other paraphernalia for the coming season. It is the in tention of the boys to give Lewlstowi some first class ball next summer am t that end, they are beginning an earl; lineup. STORM SWEEPS THE COUNTRY All Railroad Traffic Practically Sns getded Along The Line of the Great Northern Railway. FERGUS GETS TOUCH Of WINTER Mercury Registered Thirty Degrees Below Zero Sunday Night— Some Stock Suffer. u nd lac.; i ribly arge q u i re A storm which covered the entire northwest swept across the country the latter part of last week and is yet more or less in effect. Reports from along the Great Northern railroad are to the effect that owing to the short age of coal and the drifting of snow, traffic is practically suspended along the entire system. In North Dakota and parts of northeastern Montana the conditions are the worst. From the prairies of Dakota and Ne braska com* tales of suffering such ns has seldom been experienced even in that bleak region. There are no coal mines, no forests for firewood and 'the railroads have l>een confiscating every of coal available for their own purposi-s. The interior department liiis ssu"d mi order permitting homestead ts to leave their places and go into he cities and towns until the winter is >ver. Hundreds of engines arc 'going ■ad", along both the Great Northern Northern Pacific because of a. •f fuel. Freight is lieeotning Lr conjested in St. Paul and other shipping centers and it will re weeks of work to gei it cleaned Lit when traffic matters are once more straightened out. The storm struck Fergus county will much of its severity Friday morning. All that day a driving snow ac pan led by a. bitterly cold wind made it extremely unpleasant to be out. Saturday night the mercury regis tered 20 degrees below zero and Sun day night, went ten degrees lower, making It the coldest night of the sea son and just alsiut as chilly as it ever gets up here in this "banana belt," as B. C. White is fond of calling it. The Montana Railroad company have been having their troubles these fes tive days of snow and storm. About all of their engines have gone back on them and it has been laborious work getting trains through the snow drifts. For the first time in almost two years, trains have been coming in from three to twenty hours late. Upon former oc casions, when the Montana got in a bad way for motive power, the* Northern Pacific always came to their rescue, but now that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul has taken over the Montana road, the N. P. will not render any as sista/nce, much to the detriment of the service. So far as the Democrat has learned, thera have been few losses by stock men as a result of the Storm. Some sheep have died and a few weak cat tle may have succumbed but the loss not of much significance except in one instance where a prominent Ar meils outfit lost about a fourth of a hand of sheep which were run down into the bad lands. The coal dealers of Lewistown have been able to supply the demand although the orders piled up a iltltle faster than they could haul in the coal during the past week. But one case of suffering, that of a widow woman who lived over near the Cath olic church, has been reported to the authorities and that has lieen properly looked after. Embroidery sale at Lehman's, Wed nesday, January 16th. Thomas Dignen of Gilt Edge was a visitor to this city Friday. Frank Scovel has been on the sick list for the past two weeks, la grippe ncing his ailment. Judge Drlardo Sawyer of Gilt Edge '''.Tie a professional visit to the county -«it last Saturday. O. TT. McCTave, manager of the Moore elevator, was a business visitor 'o this city last Friday. Embroidery sale at Lehman's, Wed nesday, January 16th. Cecil Denny who has been working at his trade of carpentering for several months, left this morning for Seattle, where he will spdnd the remainder of the winter. Louie Lehman, manager for the big department store on the corner of Main ntul Fifth avenue, is now in the east looking after business for Ills house. He expects to lie absent from tile city for several weeks. The funeral of Christ King, who died at his home on Little Rock creek last week, was held In this city from the Catholic church last Wednesday. A large numlnir of old friends of the deceased attended the services. Embroidery sale at Lehman's, Wed nesday, January 16th. Jack Brice, who had charge of the grocery department for Charles Leh man & Co. for several years, has re signed his position with that firm to accept a place with the Judith Hard ware company, assuming Ids n duties yesterday. With the mercury hovering around tihd thirty below point and very few people stirring outside of their homes or places of business, the way of the news gatherer is necessarily a rather difficult one. For tiiat reason we must ask the forbearance or our readers this week. t worth 60s next Wed Corset cover emlirolderh $1.00 for 30c ut Lehman': nesday. It Is now Stated that the Parks process of gold extraction which -has been in use at the Maglnnis mine for several months past, has boon proved entirely successful In every particular and It Is expected that the process will be utilized at a number of mines in this county next summer. Candles In fancy boxi prices. Frank Pick. at i< nia bit A big liny was born last nlgld tot Mr. and Mrs. Andy Matthews of Moore. Mrs. Matthews is now at Schroeder's hospital a.iiki is getting along very nicely. Andy lc|f,t tills morning for his home in Moore and in- was so expanded over the arrival difficulty in get of a boy Hint he had ting through a car door. Floyd Thurston who has beet charge of the hardware (bpiintme the Charles Lehman store for the four months, last week severed connect i< t in nt of I It! St his ii with that store mid left Frl "U.v morning f.>r Moore, and will visit Ids brother for a few days, after which Im expects to go to Butte to locate. <*. N. Hester Inis si'ccei*|eil him at Lehman's. Harry Kelly Iasi night got a i< t from Ills brother, Frank, who formerly conducted a bakery in Mils city, but is now In Virginia City, Nevada, doing a prosperous business. Since leaving Lewistown, Frank has done consbicir nble wandering, having spent several months in Goldfields, Nevada, going from there to San Francisco. He left Frisco the day before the earthquake. He says that fuel Is a Utitle high priced hu Virginia City, wood selling readily ut $40 per cord. He took time by the forelock and purchased a house several weeks ago, which ho is now reducing to kindling. He says that unless the winter is an unusually long one, the house will last him through until warm weather comes. TO THE FARMERS OF FERGUS COUNTY: If you have any grain or screenings to sell, see Abel Bros., Main street, Lewistown, Mont The annual Installation of officers of the Women's Catholic Order of For esters was held In Foresters' hall Tuesday evening and was a most en joyable affair. Following the Instal lation, the 'ladies entertained at pro gressive euchre and an Inviting lunch was served, making it one of the happiest occasions of the season In fraternal circles. The following officers were Installed: Chaplain., Rev. Father Vanden Broeek; medical examiner, Dr. J. T. Foley: chief ranger, Mrs. Rose M. MacGowan; vice chief ranger, Mrs. Mary Johnson, recording secre tary, Mrs. Louise Chandler; financial secretary. Miss Agnes Trust; treas urer, Miss Kate Maloy; trustees, Mrs. Hannah Crowley. Mrs. Kate Crowley; Mrs. Eliza Foley; 'induct ors, Mrs, Kate Woodworth, Mrs. Ida Crowley; sentinels, Mrs. Kate Man sell. Mrs. Josephine Yaeger. One of the most enjoyable dances of the season was the masquerade ball given last Wednesday evening in Cul ver's hail. The hull was "promoted" by those two young hustlers. George Evoy and Harry Briggs and, as usual, they more than made good. The fol lowing, prizes were awarded: lowing prizes were awarded: Hand somest gentleman's costume, Louis Simack; best lady waltzer, Mrs. Kies: best coon, Mr. Mo Burney; best foreign imjiersonator. Miss Christe; best two stepper. Mrs. Hazen; handsomest* lady costume, Mrs. KempendorfT; most com ical character, Rob Evoy; best cowboy, Art Long: best clown. Mr. Hansen-, best german character. John Morase, best tramp. Bee? Mall; best gentleman waltzer, Martin Franks: best national character, Miss Lean ; I °st gentleman two stepper. Fred Morase. most! com ical lady. Mrs. Conway; most original costume, Mrs. Weaver. When the cold winds dry and crack the skin a box of salve can save much discomfort. In buying salve look for the name tin the box to avoid any Imi tations, and be sure you get the origi nal DeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. LAVINA AFFRAY ENDS EATALLY W. B. Jennings and Tom Smith Get Into Altercation Which Results in Death of Latter. INQUEST WILL BE HELD TODAY Judge Brassey and Counny Attorney Ayers left Yesterday Morning For Southern Village. The Democrat yesterday received over tlm telephone a complete account of the shooting affray In Larina last! Thursday evening which resulted fat ally for one Tom Smith. It appears that W. B. Jennings, a mem her of one of the gruding crews now working on the Burlington ex tension while walking over to the hotel ip the afternoon was assaulted by Smith, a young man belonging to another grading outfit who got $15 from the older man. Jennings got up and followed Smith Hie sails in where they got into an altercation which soon developed into a scuffle over the matter. Junfifngw bail a revolver when the scuffle began ami during the wrestling (he gun watt fired off, the ball siriklng Smith In. the B'oin. A doctor was called but liing could lie lima- for Smith who died the next day at 4 o'clock. I lie officers here were wired of the occurrence and Jennings was held at Litvina pending all Investigation. Just lee Edwanl Brassey and County Vvers left yesterday morn italn for Hurlowton, from l limy will drive to Lavina Inquest will be held this Attorni •y A ing on 1 In* which Poill where ;m a fterno on. Jennings is about fifty years of ago, ■"" l hus I..... ii around Lavina for sev •iiiil inout'hs. lie was considered a perfeetly law alibiing and peaceful man ami the sentiment around Lavina Is Hint he did no more than the averaga main, would have dime under the cir cumstances. Ii Is said that Hmllh's reul name Is* Wilson and that he came from Kansas a short, time ago. He wits ahout twenty years of age. No word ha» received from any of Ids people li" will likely be buried at Lavina, heel and THE RIGHT NAME. Mr. August Sherpe, the popular ov erseer of the poor, ai Fort Madison, la., says: "Dr. King's New Life Fill* an- rightly named; they act more agreeably, do more good and make one feel better than any other laxative." Guaranteed to cure billlousnu-ss and constipation. 25c at Phillips Drug Co. JOINT INSTALLATION New Officers of K of P and the Pythian Sisters Installed. A Joint Installation of officers of the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sis ters was held Thursday evening at Fraternity hall. At the conclusion ot this ceremony a banquet table* warn spread and the members served with a bounteous feast of good things. The remainder of ,the evening was spent in. dancing. Official announcement was recently made by the Hat h bom- Sisters that the grand lodge, at its session held last October in New Orleans, had changed the name of the order. Hereafter It will |<e known us Pythian Sisters. Officers installed by the Knights ot Pythias are as follows; Chancellor commander, A. J. Noble. Mistress of finance, Minnie Ritch. Prelate, Geo. Creel. Keeper of records and aqal, E. G. Worden. Master of finance, W. H. Hopkins. Master at arms. N. E. Williams. Inside guard, M. H. Huffine. Outside guard. W. E. Silverfhorne. Master of work, Alonso Bell. Trustees. W. S. Smith. P. M. Sillo way, M. I. Burke. The following officers were installed by the Pythian Sisters; Hast chief, Mary Smith. Most excellent chief, Clara ScotH*. Excellent sister. Catherine Reed. Junior. Frances Slater. Manager of templei, Orpha Noble; Mistress of records and correspond ence, Georgia Metcalf. Mistressof finance, Minnie Ritch. Protector, Margaireit Silloway. Guard of outside temple, Mrs. Chaa Belden.