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FERGUS COIN TV DEMOCRAT.
LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ......................... SUBSCR IPTION: TOM STOUT......................................... ...Publisher and Proprietor The Country's Prosperity. While other cities in the United States have been patting 1 , theimselves on the back because of the growth during the twelve months of 1906, the residents of New York have been giving each other a hearty "thump" because of Gotham's showing. It is literally a swollen city, pre senting many more difficult problems to ithe average man than does the Question of swollen fortunes. During the past year its population kept right on growing, no less than 111,772 babies being born during that period, or enough to give every family in this state a set of twins. Marriages num bered 96,710 and deaths 76,206. the latter alone being about equal to the pop ulation of Wilmington, Delaware. The 12,601 saloons in the city sold over $320,000,000 of drinks, or enough to give three-quarters of a million dol lars to every eductational institution la the United States. Measured in dollars New York's thirst for liquids was one-half as expensive as its thirst for wealth, $664,409,000 having been spent for bonds in the city. Sales of stocks totalled 286,428,601 shares, or enough to give every widow in the country one hundred shares, with 14, 000,000 left over for Mr. Harriman, " It is pointed out, however, that this does not indicate a greater popularity of paper as compared to liquid invest memts, since the latter are much cheaper. In spite of this fact about $100,000 is shoved over New York's bars every day in the year. The city also managed to separate Itself from the insignificant sum of $43,000,000 for diamonds, which, says the statistician, is enough to give $2,000 worth to every actress in the country, with sufficient leift over to provide an engagement ring for each of New York's couples. Surface and elevated roads in Manhattan carried during the year 1,164,619,041 persons, a number just about equal to the population of the whole world, Of these several hundred million never got ft seal f6V their nickel. There were 12,700 fires during 1906, costing $219,733,135. The custom house collected $209,060,000 and 18,834 ships cleabed the port during the year or about fifty-one every day. And last, but not least, two New Yorkers, Carnegie and Rockefeller, gave away $18,179,000 during the year, both surviving.—Helena Record. Now is "the winter of our discon tent,'' says the wool grower and cattle owner. Fortunately, all such in Fer gus county are prepared for the worst with plenty of shelter and an abund ance of hay and grain. As a balm for his feelings which were so lacerated by the double-cross in the race for the assessor nomination last fall, Samuel Hurvitch has been made postmaster out at the house of repre sentatives in Helena. Sam deserves the honor and will attend to the duties with the utmost fidelity. The state legislature has tackled the poor old tiger once more. It is almost a cinch that the striped one will come out of the fray uninjured as usual. Our observation is that about all that is needed to put a quietus on the per nicious activities of the unlawful bus iness of gambling is for a county at torney to use the laws which are al ready in Effect. Thousands of pounds of hay and grain have came into Lewistown dur ing the past month. This city affords an excellent market and the ranchers are receiving a lot of cash for their stuff. One more good year, and the woolgrowers, cattlemen and ranchers of Fergus county will be on what is commonly described as "easy street." Upon their prosperity depends the prosperity of our county and everyone should rejoice in the good times the man on the, ranch is now enjoying. Irrespective of political affiliations the people of Fergus county are sin cerely glad to note the selection of Hon. E. W. King, formerly of Fergus but now of Gallatin county, as speak er of the lower house of the legislature. For many years, Mr. King was a resi dent of this county and although he has transferred his residence to a neighboring county, we hold a sort of claim on the rustling mining man. He was first given an opportunity to de monstrate his abilities as a legislator through the preferment of the people of Fergus. Although he is on the oth er side of the fence, politically, the Democrat congratulates Mr. King up on his latest honor and we believe that he will prove a thoroughly consei entious and house. capable leader of the The election of Joseph M. Dixon to the United States senate, in the opin on of the politicians of the state, is the beginning of the end of the notorious Thomas Henry Carter machine in this state. Carter has made no secret of his preference for Mantle over Dixon in the senatorial fight and the fact that his man was overwhelmingly turned down is a slgnificent straw showing the. way the wind of public opinion in this state is blowing in re ference to the oily one. It is now free ly predicted that Tom Carter is serv ing his last term in the United States senate. His retirement will be receiv ed with no pangs of regret by four fifths of the people of this state. A ispatch from Washington, D. C., says that there is a great demand throughout business circles fo the east for ten-dollar notes. We had noticed that there is a scarcity of ten-dollar notes, in fact we haven't seen a bill of that particular denomination around this office for some time. Hut inas much as their appearance in this news paper office partakes more of the sur prisingly unusual than of the ordinary, we had not thought much of the shortage. We thought that other peo ple were handling them just as usual. However, we are in thorough and complete sympathy with the move for nmre ten-dollar notes. If we cannot rustle up more of that particular de nomination, we are perfectly willing to accept two fives in lieu thereof. The inter state commerce commis sion has declared that the rate bill passed at the last session of congress forbids the exchange of railroad trans portation for advertisements In the newspapers of the country. This means that the editors of the newspapers of this great land of ours will, hereafter, fantei J ALL MEN WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WORK- 1 J ING CLOTHING TO CALL AT OUR STORE AND 1 e. INSPECT THE CARHARTT RBdWT) 1 m We know this inspection weans a sale. Honorable men want the best in Working clothing. The CARHARTT BRAND is honorably made from the best of material. Again let us invite you. A Time Book free. It's Carhartt's too. H. C. BROWN, Agent for LetfistoWn aaa remain at home and 'tend strictly to business, for whoever heard of a newspaper man having enough money at one time to pay car fare? Person ally, we don't care one whit, for Fer gus county is a pretty good place to stay in. \\ e have a sort of a pity for the boys who will have to stay in Hel ena. Butte, Billings and other such burgs where the joys of living are not so pronounced as they are over here in the inland Empire. Your rnonev refunded if after using three-fourths (3-4) of a tube of manZan, you are dissatisfied. Return the bal ance of the tube to your druggist, and your money will be cheerfully returned. Take advantage of Obis offer. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. STUDENTS ARE PROMOTED. Examinations Held in the Eighth Grade of City School Last Week. Examinations were held in the eighth grade of the public school last week and all who were successful in passing the examination will go into the high school next week. Prof. A. G. Crane of the high school has an nounced the following course for those whu were promoted, numbering about twenty students: Civics—Taught by Prof. G. L. Wait. Physiology—Taught by Miss Lillian Lauver. Music and Drawing—Taught by Miss Anna Whiting. Sewing (for the girls)—Taught by Miss Anna Whiting 1 . Manual Training (for the boys)— Taught by Prof. A. G. Crane. Of the above subjects the first three will count as regular credits for the high school diploma. The last two are introduced in our course this year. The more progressive high schools of the state are introducing full courses in the lines of manual training and do mestic science, and the board of trus tees, in making a trial of these cours es, is putting- our school *in line with the leading schools of the country. Ed ucators assert that hand training not only gives some practical value, but it leads to the formation of habits of precision, accuracy and carefulness, very valuable in purely mental work. Requisites for entrance for the short course are the same as for the entei ance to the high school. Any pupil desiring to enter this course from schools outside of Lewistown, Kendall, Gilt Edge and Utica, please correspond with Miss Orpha Noble or Prof. Crane as to ad mission to the course. Pupils in the above mentioned towns make arrangements with their respec tive principals. A. G. CRANE, Principal. "1 had tried everything for my baby, until Dr. Lyle recommended Casea sweet. I can truthfully say it is the best medicine I ever used for babies. Mv little baby was a mere skeleton from stomach trouble—so bad that she did not notice anything, hut is now en tirely well, and we can almost see her grow.—Nannie L. 718x101-, Bedford, Va." Cascasweet is sold by Phillips Drug Co. GOLDFIELD STRIKE OVER. Goldfield, Jan. 10.—The total number of votes cast yesterday by the miners and other mem Iters of the local branch of the Western Federation of Miner was 1,869, of which 1,293 were cast i favor of the settling of the strike by accepting the operators' schedule. Scarcely had the announcement been made when scores of mine owners en gaged their old hands and immediate ly began work, long before daylight. HOW TO CURE CHILBLAINS. To enjoy freedom from chilblains," writes John Kemp, East Otisfield, Me., "I apply BucJtlen's Arnica Salve. Have also used it for salt rheum with excel lent results." Guaranteed to cure fe ver sores, indolent ulcers, piles, burns, wounds frost bites and skin diseases. 25c at Phillips Drug Co. NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS. The regular annual meeting of the shareholders of the Fergus County Hardware Company w 11 be held at the office of the com pany, in Lewistown, Montana, on Monday, February 4th, 1907, at 8 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of electing a hoard of five directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for such other busi ness as may properly come before said meeting. Signed, JOHN P. BARNES. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, this 11th day of January, 1907. First publication Jan. 15-3t Clear up the complexion, cleanse the liver and tone up the system. You can best do this by a dose or two of DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Safe re liable little pills with a reputation. The pills that everyone knows Recom mended by Phillips Drug Co. C ash Grain Buyers 1 (Sacks furnish ed.) We Wilt 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, Lewistown. J. T. Ballantyne, representing us, will be at the Day House In Lew istown indefinately 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., j Through Train Service The Nortthern Pacific Railway maintains fast through passenger service to principal points east and west. The North Coast Limitetd is operated dally westbound to Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland^ with connectiotn for San Francisco, California, and British Columbia points, and daily eastbound for St. Paul, Mintneapolis, Superior and Dulutht, with afternoon and evening connecttlton for all points in the east and soutth. Pacific Express daily to points in Montana, Idaho, Washington and' 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 Paciflc-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 cars and Pull man tourist tears on all transcontinental thains. For full information about rates and for timie folders call upon or write NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. E. S. RICHARDS, General Agent Helena, Montana. DAVID HILGER. E. O. BUSENBURG. Hilger Busenburg The 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 INIHILL & 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 business. Office of Justice of the Peace. Office in Citizens Bank Building. Moore. Montana. Greatest premium offer ever made by a»paper in Fergus county. A Good speed map, formerly sold at $3.00, and the Democrat one year In advance for $2.50. Backache Any person having backache, kidney pains or bladder trouble who will take two or three Pine-ules upon retiring at night shall be relieved before morning. The medicinal virtues of the crude gums and resins ob tained from the native Pine have been recognized by the medical pro bation for centuries. In Pine-nlea we offer ill of the virtues of the Native Pine that •re of value in relieving all Kidney and Bladder Troubles Hiraitnl (o Qire SaliaiaclieD or Homy ItiooM. Prepared bp PINEAJLE MEDICINE CO.. CHICAGO WM. JENKINS BARBER All barbers employed are First Class Workmen. Hot and Cold Baths in connec tion........................ Main 9t. Lewistown, Mont Sharp & Tayer COAL Office at **The Fair " Bell Tel. 29 COAL PER TOR $6 00 John Duggan Undertaker <S- Embalmer One block from opera house. Open day and night. OLD TEL. 26. Lewistown, NEW TEL. 1*6 Montana