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Fergus County Democrat. No. 22. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, /MONTANA, TUESDAY JAN. 22, 1907 Price 5 Cents A Combination Book Case And Writing Desk Fills a long felt want. Can be used for a writ ing desk, book case, mag azine rack or china closet. Just the thing where space is at a premium. Get one before they are all gone. Only $ 11.75 OL'ff Lhittoniers Ours are especially well constructed. Rubbed and polish finish, large and roomy mirrors of the best quality French plate, beveled. Prices range from $10 to $28. Tripple swell front, quar tered oak, rubbed and rolished. Special price this week, $ 20.00 Lewistown Furniture Company "If you don't buy of us we both lose money." INCORPORATION ARTICLES TILED Empire Bank and Trust Company of Lewistown Getting Ready to Open Tor Business. WILL TAKE THE NILGER BUILDING New Bank Has Leased Hilger & Bus enburg Room in the Diamond Block—Open March 1st. Articles of incorporation of the Em pire Bank & Trusit company of Lewis town, Montana, were filed with the secretary of state this week and will be filed with the clerk and recorder of ths county within a few days. After a general discussion among a number of those interested in the new bank, the above name was selectd. It is also agreed that the capital stock of the new bank and trust company shall be $100,000, the entire amount of which will be paid in within a few days. The directors of the new institution are as follows: R. B. Thompson. John. P. Barnes, J T. Wunderlin, Samuel Phillips, A. Hirs'hfield, Dr. J. H. Williard, M. L. Woodman. F. J. Hazen and J. E. Lane. All of these men are prominently connected with business and financial interests of Fergus county and form a very strong directorate. The directors will meet within short time to elect their officers. It is generally understood that Hon. Rufus B. Thompson will be the president of the new institution and Frank J c Hazen, the cashier. Arrangements have been made with David Hilger and E. O. Busenburg for the lease of their room in the Diamond block. At first when no other location offered itself. Tom Stout, proprietor of the Democrat, offered to defer moving into the middle section of the Diamond block for a few months and let the bank occupy that room but, fortunately for the new institution, Messrs. Hilger & Busenburg decided ti let their new office go to the bank. This section of the Diamond block contains a fine vault and, in addition, the bank will have the use of some fine bank fixtures which Hilger & Busenburg have order ed for their real estate office. Alto gether, the new bank will have ceptionally nice quarters even pending the erection of their own building which will probably be> begun as soon as spring, opens. The present intention of the manage ment is to open the bank for busi ness shortly after the first of March. Another Strike at Bald Butte. Not only does the rejuvenation of the famous Bald Butte mine seem com plete beyond peradventure, but also a splendid strike is reported in one of the properties, known as the Derham which the company has been develop ing for some time past. Within the past few months ore bodies have been found in the old mine wihch run as high as $45,000 a ton, while the vein in the Derham is well defined and is yielding highly remunerative quartz. The company has "represented" the Derham for several seasons, and it was while doing that work this year that the new strike was made. The vein is from two to four feet wide and averages $3 a ton in gold. A depth of 35 feet has been attained and two shifts are employed. The ore is get ting richer with depth. The. lead has been traced on the surface for several hundred feet. The Durham is situat ed about half way between the Bald Butte mine and mill, enar the site of the old Penobscot mill. The company purposes 'the immediate installation of a shaft house and ore bin and will equip the eDrham with electric power and pumps, as well as placing power drills. Bee's Laxative Cough Syrup contain ing honey and tar is especially appro priate for children, no opiates or pois on of any character, conforms to the conditions of the National Pure Food and Drug law, June 30, 1906. For croup, whooping cough, etc. It expels coughts and colds by gently moving the bowels. Guaranteed. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Thu following are the rules and reg ulations for drawing books from the Carnegie Public Library: Any person of good deportment may use the reading rooms. Any resident and property owner of Lewistown may draw books from the library, by filing an application or guarantee, for which blank forms are furnished at the librarian's desk. Non-residents or non-property hold ers may obtain books by making a de posit of two dollars, or the price of the book, or by obtaining the signature of some reliable garantor. Above deposit will be returned to the depositor upon the return of the book, or books, and upon surrender of his borrower's card.. Minors must obtain signature of their parent or guardian. Library hours, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 every day except Sunday and holidays. ARCHIE C. FARNtJM, Librarian. Clean up at the Maginnis. 1 A clean up was made last week over at the Maginnis mine near Maiden, where the Parks process has been in operation for several weeks and parties from that place inform the Democrat that the result of the run which has been made since the first clean-up was most satisfactory. A large amount of amalgam was collected and while no figures are given out as to value of the gold and silver taken from the plate, it is known to have been a handsome sum. The entire success of the Parks process has been demon strated to the satisfaction of every practical mining man who has seen it in operation and the prediction is freely made that it will be a powerful factor in the rapid development of the mining industry of this county. Low grade ore which cannot be worked with profit by any other process can be put through the Parks with a profit. Another highly important feature of the process is the ability to sabe not only the gold values but all other min erals of commercial wealth. New Officers for Popular Order Are Duly Conducted Into Office Lewistown Hive No. 25 of the Mac cabees of the World held their semi annual installation of officers at the K. of P. Hall last Monday evening. The following officers were installed for the term: Past commander, Louise Sehroeder; commander, Mary Jackson; lieut, com mander, Loretta Sullivan; record keeper, Emma B. Kane; finance keeper, Maggie Imislund; chaplain, Laura Par rott; sergeant, Mary Hall: mistress-at arms, Mamie Franklin: sentinel, Mar garet Keys: picket, Anna Anderson: captain of guards. May Culver. Lady Sehroeder acted as installing officer. Immediately following the installa tion a delicious lunch was served by Ladies Sehroeder, Imislund and Wil bur. It was a most enjoyable oceas sion throughout. ACTIV E IN KE NDALL. New Companies Laying Out Great Deal of Work for Coming Season, The gentlemen who have agreed to to take up the five claims which will hereafter be known as the Barnes-Klng Extension.> located just north of the or iginal Barnes-King, are making exten sive preparations to develop that prop erty in the most systematic manner. It is expected that the $200,000 which is to be paid for the property will be turn ed over to Long, Burr, Stuart, Craw ford and Matlock within a few weeks. The stock will be subscribel, according to those who have the matter in charge, without any hesitation and there will be sufficient money in the treasury to enable the new owners to thoroughly develop the ground. The management of the Barnes-King De velopment company are getting every, thing in readiness for the development of the famous old payer on tf gland scale during the next few months. A large addition will be made to the pres ent force, new machinery costing thous ands of dollars will be installed and the work of opening up new ore bodies pushed with the utmost vigor. A three compartment shaft, the site for which has already been selected, will be sunk to a depth of several hundred feet and a new mill with a daily capacity of 500 tons will be started within a Tew weeks. The new owners are confident that they have a great property and fully intend to work it on a large scale. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Bids for a hospital to lie erected in Lewistown will be received by the Mother Superior, at St. Mary's convent, where the plans can be had by pros pective bidders. All bids to be accompanied by certt. tied check for $500, and to be in on or before February 20th, 1907, The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. The building will be of stone as per ammended sheet of details, and con tractors must figure accordingly. The contractor to furnish all stone. DELAYED MARRIAGE NOTICE. Rufus Smith of "McDonald Creek," was married to Miss Lucy Bins on Jan. 3rd. at Helena, Montana. By some un fortunate oversight we failed to notice the above marriage of Smiling Rufus Smith. as he is known to his man) close friends, and hasten to make am ends for our negligence. Now Rufus Smith has seen the world. With all its outs and ins, And never knew what pleasure was Till he married Lucy Bins. And may he never rue the day, He was tied for life to Lucy, And all the fruit thereof arise, Be very sweet and juicy. And Lucy sure made no mistake. The day she hitched to Smith, And life with her will be a dream. And marriage not a myth. —Contributed. HUNDREDS OF QUAKE VICTIMS Kingston, Beautiful Capital of Ja maica, Meets Fate Worse Than That of San Francisco. STORY OF THE GREAT DISASTER Fire Completes the Work of De struction Begun by Terrible and Terrific Earthquake. Latest reports from Kingston, the earthquake stricken capital of the isl and of Jamucia, shows that the disast er is even worse than was first reported. The number of dead Is now placed at 1,200, the injured 5,000, and the home less 25,000. Thousands are suffering for the barest necesurics of life. The bottom of the bay has sutfk and the en tire city which, two weeks ago, had a population of 50,000, is gradually but surely sinking Into the sea. Several U. S. battleships are. at the scene: of the disaster and the men and officers, at the direction of the government, are rendering every possible aid to the thousands in distress. London, Jan. 17.—The latest reports received here regarding tho Kingston disaster all tend to confirm and evenf accentuate the gravity of tho calamity which has befallen Jamaica. While tlie colonial office was unable, up to 2:30 this afternoon to give the official figures of the death roll, and the ex tent of the destruction, yet many re sponsible sources of information con cur in showing the growing propor tions of the catastrophe. Sir Alfred Jones' dispatch, received luring the night, saying that every house in Kingston had been destroyed and that the city was a heap of smouldering ashes, lias awakened the British public to the extent of this blow to their favorite colony, as Sir Alfred is among the most trustworthy figures in the commercial world. Other delayed dispatches are now filtering into business houses and give laconic details of the terrible situation at Kingston, and others add to the vivid picture of the upheaval, showing the appalling results of the earthquake, ho tels, piers, and warehouses being in stantly destroyed while the people were engaged in recreations or were attending to business. New York, Jan. 17.—Reports of the damage done in Kingston, Jamaica, are still conflicting. This is probably due to the confusion in the stricken city, such as always ensues after a great disaster. Newspapermen and others who have arrived at the tele graph station connecting with Holland Bay, have different versions of the catastrophe and the loss of life. The statements of the latter must, of ne cessity, be largely conjectural until a search of the ruins has been made and this must take some days. Estimates of the number dead vary from 100 to 1,000, while the number of injured may run to several thousands The report from St. Thomas that 90, 000 were homeless is, on its face an exaggeration, as the population of Kingston did not exceed 60,000. When the first great shock came Monday after many buildings all over the town collapsed, burying hundreds of persons in the debris, of whom few were rescued. The shock was followed by lighter tremors and then fire started in the ruins along the water front. The flames spread rapid- j ly as the water pipes had been broken j and there was nothing with which to M the flames. A strong wind was blowing and this helped spread the fire. The fire raged until an early hour Tuesday morning, when luckily the wind changed and having nothing further to feed on, it hurtled itself out. The two regiments of soldiers sta tioned !n the city were called on to do police duty and they seem to havt performed this duty well. The banks and other plates where valuables were stored, were quickly guareded. Therei have been some reports of looting, but late advices say this was confined to petty thieving and even this was speedily suppressed. The rescue work was undertaken by the direction of the soldiery and the municipal authorities. A camp for refugees was located on tiio race truck, and several thousand negroes are sheltered there. Thou sands of others ore homeless and ar* camping in the surrounding country. Hotels, banks, churches and office buildings are, without exception, lev eled. Besides Sir James Ferguson the most conspicuous white men killed were Captains Constantine and Young of tho Royal Mali steamship service. Other whites killed include Major Hardeman, Dr. Gibbs Vurley, Dr. Mercer, Dr. Robertson and wife. Miss Lockett, B. Varley, J. W. M. Bradley and four members of a family named Livingstone. Others are reported mis sing and are believed to be dead. It is stated that there is no imme diate danger of a serious food famine. Fruit is plentiful and surrounding towns have already begun to send in food. The work of burying the dead was begun immediately, a necessary pro ceeding in a tropical climate. Many bodies have been buried without iden tification. Scores of bodies ara still in the ruins and from a sanitary point of view this causes alarm. Efforts to recover the bodies are going on all tho time. While there is necessarily great con fusion, the panic itself is over. The city is practically under martial law. A late dispatch received here today states that 310 bodies have already been burled. It also reports the de struction of the insane asylum and says hundreds of lunatics escaped and arc roaming at large. London, Jan. 17, noon - Much sur prise and anxiety are felt at the colonial office at tint absence of any further news from tin* governor of Jamaica. An urgent dispatch calling on him to report the latest details was still unanswered this morning. The colonial office today was again besieged by anxious relatives, includ ing those of Sir James Ferguson, who are still without positive offielul con firmation, of the death of the former cabinet minister, although the official advices leave no doubt that hot Is among the victims. That there is a general state of un rest in the earth, of which the Ja maica disturbance was only one In stance. is the belief of Professor Belar, 'the famous seismologist and astron omer at the Laibaehe observatory. Ills instruments registered the Jamaican disturbance! but gives other proofs of terrestrial phenomena in the shape of shocks elsewhere, hail storms and rock falls. Buffalo, Jan. 17.—The Express this morning publishes the following; This cable dispatch came through last night from Francis IT. Kahle, evidently from the. temporary cable station til Bull Bay out side of Kingston. "Jamaica, Jan. 16.—Business at a standstill. Sleep streets, parks. Five hundred surely dead. Sixty-five thou sand homeless. Food, bananas. Troops police. Country house completely destroyed. Hundred eighty burled in Catholic grounds yesterday. "Sir Alfred Jones says natives will work Panama, take places coolie labor India. Want Canadian architect, re build. Natives refuse work. Estimate loss, $10,000,000, Estimated hundred whites dead." STANFORD NEWS ITEMS. L. S. Butter went to Great Falls to visit his family last week. Henry Simpson and Anna Bain, well known young people of this vicinity, were married in Great Falls last week. Mrs. Simpson was bom and raised on Wolf creek, while Mr. Simpson came here from the east alsiut two years ago. He is engaged In the livery bus iness In Armington with his father-in law, Lee Bain. William Hoopie left for the Nevada mining camps last week. He expe ;s to make his home in that wart of tm country. Last Monday the mercury dropped to 22 degrees below zero the lowest ex perienced In re this winter. The building formerly used by J. C. Weaver for his store has been moved over near the hotel and Is now used by the paymas* for D. Grant & Co. Mr. Muir, the head man on the Willow creek tunnel f■ - was sud denly taken ill last Tuesday. He was removed to the Columbus hospital in Great Falls, Thursday. Charles Notlin, the popular clerk in the store here, returned last week from a pleasure and business trip to the Fer gus county metropolis and other points of interest. Henry Maltby, who was injured some time ago at the saw mill, has returned and resumed his former position with Mr. Gier. TOUGH TIMES EOR RAILROAD Cuts all Full of Snow, Engines Out of Commission and Traffic Al most Suspended. DAMAGE TO STOCK IS SLIGHT Sheep and Cattle Owners Success fully Weather One of Severest Storms Ever Experienced. Reports from the range of Fergus county are U> the effect that though stock suffered severely during the •dorm which broke up last Saturday, lli.-re were comparatively few lossev Telephone messages to the Democrat from points south of the Snowies say that there Is a heavy covering of snow throughout that part of the county and that as a result of I ho Chinook Sun day, it is solidly packed and It will re quire several warm days to take It away. Cattle arc humped up and some sheep have died but, for the most part, sloekowuers were prepared for the storm and, by feeding liberally, losses were prevented. Tin. greatest fear is that there will be another storm on the heel of this and if such Is tin* ease, some losses will be unavoidable, even by the, most care ful attention. Down in the brakes of the Missouri, there are some cattle In poor shape and it Is feared that if (he winter remains as severe as It has been for the past six weeks, for any length of time, the result will bo disas't runs. Tin- Montana railroad is feeling the effects of the storm and If another heavy snow should set lit, within the next two or three days, Lewistown would In* without a train for awhile As it is. Ill e hetav) wind whii h blew all d. ty Bund iy fillet every cul on tlie road to the ti ip. All engine and a snow plow started out Sunday m iming from Lewi ■down b U'l got stuck i p near tlie Main Street crossing ami i lid not gee out 1 III II it l>< tut non i yes'll rday. The train coming up fro in I.oni bard gave out soinewhi re on he road and an ot ll« T engine is said o lie out of com mission at (j urnnlll. Etnpli iyes of the rail ri nid com limy si iy that the storm Is t ll • worst i hey lave e 'ttr had to comb it, not ■Veil ex eptlng the miser able winter if 1904 5. Ain osi every engln ' Oil llll 11 lie Is on a bi d way and no assistance can In lookei for from the h ort hern Bacilli . The Milwaukee pople who in tw own the M nituna, are ha vii g 11*0111 Ic in ti tiding •Hough en glues In sup dy tile demuii l on their main line so cannot send round any assist a nee. No train gi ■1 In lai 1 night and there is some ilou d about one getting in this i Veiling, Some ; ire ii fra id that un less 1 it* vvt uit her Is teept iol ally favor able, till* Ve y unf iri until * condition whirl existei 1 two y ears ago will he repea Led. II is through no fault of the. manage ment that Hindi u condition' of affairs exist. They are doing all in their power to get trains through, hut they simply have not the motive power and cannot get It. Thu unfriendly attitude of the Northern Pacific Is shown by the fact that they refuse to repair Montana railroad company engines irv 'their shops In Livingston. In tin* meanwhile, all communication with the outside world Is either over the long distance or via the Great Falls coach. Fortunately the coach is now making fairly good time. AN ATTRACTIVE WINDOW. Requires Big Figures to Describe Hart's White Sale Display. Gnu of tin* most attractive display windows ever gotten up In Lewistown may In* seen at the big Hart & Co. store this week. While this store usually features some attractive displays, they have fairly outdone all past efforts on this occitsioii. Their entire 40-foot window is a bower of snowy white, beautiful embroideries and kindred goods mak ing up a most artistic display. .Each item bears a price card, stating, the price for which the article will be sold at the third annual white sale which is to begin next Monday. The display is the work of Mr. J. J. Byrne, who has charge of the window trimming at Hart & Co.'s, and has ex perience in some of the large stores of of the east. It takes big figures to describe this pretty display. For instance, it con tains over 5.000 yards of embroidery, over lOo bolts of white goods and over 2.700 pieces of muslin underwear, tho aggregate value of which is a trifle over $45,000. This is. without doubt, the "stockiest" display ever featured by a store in this part of Montana. Next Monday, they hold their annual white sale which gives promise of be ing an important merchandising event.