Fergus County Democrat.
LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY JAN. 15, 1907
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
This fine Kitcheu safe
the kind you have al
ways paid $13.00 for,
just like cut only closed
doors, our special price
Washboards are com
ing down,any washboard
in our store, glass, brass
or zinc, special, each
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
•If you don't buy of us we both
Butte Parties Arranging to float
the Stock of the Barnes-King
MONEY fOR LOCAL MINING MEN
Dr. W. A. Long, G. B. Stuart, Jim
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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.
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;
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
t worth 60s
Corset cover emlirolderh
$1.00 for 30c ut Lehman':
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.
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
I It! St
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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