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Fergus County Democrat.
_ the official paper op peroos county Vol III. No. 27. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY FEB. 26, 1907 Make your dollars do double duty, take advantage of these genuine bargains Ilrls lace curtain stretcher is a necessity whenever lace curtains are to be washed. Saves the price of the stretcher in one washing. Price Best copper bottomed wash boilers. Special only Something new in an egg beater. Extra heavy, guar anteed to give better satis faction .Price Tea and coffee pots, only a few left of broken lots. Gray nd blue enamel. 75 cents, now only Heavy tin water pails. Will not rust 75c and 90c values, only 40c Rochester full nickeled lamps , white shade, gives splendid light. Regular $3.50 values, only See our March sale an nouncement page fou r. LEWIS TOWN FURNITURE COMPANY. L if yc .. you don't buy of us both lose money." I I I I I NEW BUILDING ON MAIN STREET John L. Bright, Manager of Citi zens' Electric Company, Buys Some Valuable Property. WILL PUT UP STONE STRUCTURE Forty Foot Addition to the Present Electric Building-Construction to Begin Soon. John L. Bright, manager for the Citizens' Electric company, last week purchased of Joseph Jackson, forty feet of ground in the Jackson tract on Main street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the purchase price being about $100 per front foot. The land acquired by Mr Bright lies immediately below the Electric building on Main and Sixth avenue. To the Democrat. Mr. Bright stated that it is his intention to commence just as soon as the frost is out of the ground, on a two story stone business building on the ground recently pur chased. No great amount of excava tion will be required for the basement as the ground is already below grade. As spring approaches, the outlook for a very busy building season in Lew istown becomes brighter. With the hotel and bank building on the Holze mer corner, the new court house, the Sisters' hospital, the Bright building and several other structures which are now under serious contemplation, it is estimated that between three hun dred thousand and four hundred thou sand dollars worth of buildings will be erected in this city within the next year. This will furnish employment for hundreds of skilled and unskilled laborers and make a payroll of thou sands of dollars weekly in Lewistown clone, throughout the spring, summer and fall. TWO FINE LECTURES. Father Vaughan and W. J. Dawson Address Large Audience. Lewistown people have been given two real treats in the entertainment line within the last week. Last Wednesday evening, Father \ aughan, the noted Shakespearean scholar and lecturer, addressed a great crowd in Culver's hall. A finer entertainer than Father Vaughan never appeared mi a lecture platform in this city. He is acknowledged to lie one of the very few great students of the Bard of Avon and his interpre tation of some of the works of that great character were a revelation to the people of this city. Last evening, the Rev. W. J Daw son, the great London preacher, ad dressed another large crowd at Cul ver's hall. The subject of Rev. Daw son's lecture was * "Admiral Robert Blake," the great English fighter of the Cromwellian period. Dawson's mastery of the purest of English is truly wonderful and he is an orator who holds his crowd with the greatest ease. The life and sturdy character of the great English ad miral were depicted in a manner which will be long remembered by those so fortunate to hear the lecture. The next number on the program of the Lewistown Lecture Club will be Ralph. Parlett, the funny man, who will appear here on March 11. This should also be a fine bit of entertain ment for the people of this city. SHERIFF MARTIN MARRIED. Ceremony Yesterday Afternoon at Four 0'Clock. This morning an atmosphere of cheerfulness, happiness and general all 'round felicity pervades the office of the county sheriff which the announce ment appended hereto will fully ex plain. The genial sheriff is more genial than even is his wont, which is saying much, for Ed is always a pleasant sort of fellow. Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Housworth, Miss Annie Cliff, a most charming young; lady of this city, was united in marriage to the popular sheriff. Edward Martin, Justice Bras sey, a close friend- of the groom, pro nouncing the ceremony. Ed and his pretty bride succeeded admirably in completely surprising their friend's. Ed has been hancWng it around among his friends for several weeks that there would soon be something doing with him in the matrimonial line, but the boys thought that Ed was "Jest fool in'." The ceremony took place in a neat little home which Ed had' al ready prepared for his bride down on Fifth avenue. Mrs. Martin is the daughter of Wil For office. Rent. Signs for sale at this tf bum Cliff of Gilt Edge and has mad Lewistown her home for several months. She is a sweet, modest little woman and will make Ed an admir able help-mate through life. As for the groom—well, everybody in Fergus county knows Ed. For over six years he was undersheriff of Fer Pius county and his excellent record in that position made him the nat ural choice of the people for the of fice of sheriff at the last election. Al though pitted against a mighty good man on the other side, he won out by an enormous majority. Personally, he is a clean, clever gentleman and, in every way, deserving of his present good fortune. The editor of the Dem ocrat felicitates the popular sheriff up on this step and wishes him and his bride a long and happy wedded life. BUTTE MINERS VOTE INCREASE -TO TAKE EFFECT MAY FIRST t Special to the Democrat. Butte, Mont., Feb. 36.—The count of the vote of the Buitte Miners' union shows that the proposition fixing a scale of wages at $4.t)0 a day carried by a large majority, to go in effect May 1. Contrary to report, the Amalgam ated will not shut down. Superin tendent John Gillie says that work will continue as usual, but all de veloping and construction work will be suspended for the present. The company will devote all of its time and energy taking out ore and making copper. The miners say their vote is simply a request for a raise of twenty-five cents per diay. and that it is not likely that a strike will re sult. The action of the Amalgamated will throw several hundred men out of employment, both in Butte and Great Falls, but will not effect the large body of employes. The newspaper situation remains in statu quo and the chances of a settlement and the resumption of the publications appear to be a s re jnnte as ever There is a feeling of 'decided unrest in Butte and busi ness men do not take an optimistic view of the situation, despite the ass'uiance of the miners that there is little possibility of a strike. LIVELY TIMES AROUND STRAW Many Meetings to be Held in Rock Creek Bench Town-Many Acres of Land to be Broken. Straw, Feb. 25.—William Gordon now has an artesian well. Water began running out of the ground when a depth of 278 feet was reached, also indications of a second vein of coal was encountered' at that depth. There will be a vast amount of plowing done west of Straw this spring. A company has been organized to purchase a new steam plow and a great many are trying to secure Metz of Beaver creek to do plowing for them. Among those wishing plowing done are Green, White and Warren of the old timers We notice considerable lumber going from here to Louse creek bench, for parties who recently came up from Oklahoma. There are several public meetings to be held at Straw this month, including the following: A meeting by the Bozeman experimental station lectur ers, Saturday at 2 o'clock, March 2. The band will be out in full uniform for this occasion. The farmers will organize at 7:30 p. m„ March 12, and the band' will give a concert March 29. To Hobnob With the Kaiser. Alex Lehman left this morning for New York City, from which port he will sail very shortly for Europe. He will roam around Rome, tackle the boulevards of Paree, get lost in the fog of London and hobnob a few days with the Kaiser in old Berlin during his absence. "Big" expqcted to be gone for two or three months and upon hiti return will take charge of a business enterprise in Seattle, Washington. Service at St. James. The services and subject of sermons at St. James' chtfrch for the coming week will be as follows: Wednesday, (27th) at 7:30 p. m.: "The Attraction of the Cross" F it 4 p. m.: "The Christian Sold ndals." Sunday (3rd in L"" t! a m.: "Repentance of Kin- Holy Communion at thi» \i , ;J o P. m.: "I Am the Tr. JUDGE HENRY ON PRINTING CASE Livingston Jurist Came in Thursday Night and Heard Argument on Demurrer to Complaint. MATTER IS UNDER CONSIDERATION First Skirmish Between Board of Commissioners and Vrooman to Be Settled Soon. Judge Frank Henry of Livingston arrived in the city Thursday evening and court was convened at 8 o'clock of the same evening to hear arguments on the printing controversy. The plaintiff, John M. Vrooman, was rep resented by his business manager, Halsey R. Watson and attorneys R. von Tobel and O. W. Belden. The board of commissioners was represented tty County Attorney Ayers and W. M. Blackford of Blackford & Blackford. Arguments were immediately opened on the demurrer to the complaint which had been put in by the defend ants. The attorneys for the defense contended that inasmuch as there is an adequate remedy at law, the in junction is not the proper procedure on the part of the plaintiff. The at torneys for the defense cited li/uim - erous authorities in support of this'Side of the case. Attorneys von Tobel and Belden argued against this proposi tion. Judge Henry stated that there was a serious doubt in his mind as to tile propriety of the remedy sought by the plaintiff and said that he would like a few days to look into the matter more thoroughly. Brii fs were presented by both sides to the con troversy. Judge Henry stated that he would send in his opinion within a few' ■'ays. fu Ol ■dei that ttn-r n may be no de lay in the court hot ise matter . Judge H»*n vy mod ified the injunction to the • •XU' nt of permitting tin- hoard to en tier ad .vert! semen ts to central ters in \vhi( •})•■ ver paper the •y may decl ide up on, wh leh < <f course. means th e Fer S'us Co unty Democral The i :ontr ov* rsy is causing nr; i incon vt*nient •e to the c-oun ty officials as or ders fn »r ail printing immediate ly nec e.ssary \ver< ■ placed with the Demo erat hi Ton the injunction beet itne ef feet i ive. Toward the close of the procedure, Attorney von Tobel stated that he was informed by Business Manager Watson that lie- order for lie* assess ment lists had been placed with the State Publishing company by. the Argus. County Attorney Ayers in formed the court that the order was placed without any authority of the board of commissioners or any court official for the simple reason that the board and its purchasing agent, the county clerk, does not recognize the so-called Argus "contract" as legal. A number of other counties of the state are watching with interest the determination of the printing case in Fergus county as a similar controversy is up In other counties. IN FRATERNAL CIRCLES. Women of Woodcraft Order is Now in Most Flourishing Condition. Sand Rose Circle 402, Women of Woodcraft, meet in regular session Wednesday, February 13 and enjoyed another rousing good time. Last month the following officers were installed: Past guardian neighbor. Emma Mc Ginnis; Guardian Neighbor, Eugenie PiiSiley; Advisor. Myita Weaver; Magician, Julia Van Iderstine; At tendant, Sarah Green: Inner Sentinel, Kitty Wills; Outer sentinel, Maybe Long: Musician. Winnie Ward: Bank er, Emma Knight; Clerk, Lucy Briggs; Captain of guards, Anna Mur ry. These new officers have taken up their work with an interest and deter mination that speaks well for the future of the circle. A great many young girls are joining the order; eight or ten having been initiated already and there are more applications on file for membership. This is a good thing for the sociability of the order. At the meeting of January 23, a lunch of sherhert and cake was served try Misses Corneill and Sloan and Mrs. Higgins and on February 13 a lunch of sandwiches,, cake and coffee was served by Mesdames Brew. Hufflne and Curtiss. This jolly crowd are preparing for seme more fun at their next regular meeting, Wednesday, February 27. Changes At the High School. February 11, Miss Whiting, teacher of music at the high school, received telegram from home stating that her father was ill with pneumonia Tuesday she received one stating that Wednesday a 'd summarily left for homt 1 bona he was improving hut telegram was reeeiv calling her home, she Thursday morning and reach Saturday, only to find that, her father had passed away Wednesday night, ill her sorrow she has the hearty sympathy of her many frinuds in Low istovvn. It is not known when Miss Whiting will return and consequently some changes have been made in the classes at school. Music and draw, ing have been discontinued and Mrs T. W. Warren secured to take charge of sewing. Prof. Crane takes the new class in commercial arithmetic. Miss Whiting's work in our school has been of the very best and all In terested in the school are very sorry that illness should have interrupted her work so much this year. Church Announcements. 1 ite monthly business meeting of St. James' guild will be held at the Rectory on Friday, March 1. at. 3 p. m . prompt. The weekly Lent on working- party in connection with St. James' guild. Will I'e held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. Gates. Light refreshments will be served. Tin- host esses will lie Mrs. Gates and Mrs. D. Scott. All members of the guild and their friends are cordially InvlTe?]. Pastor Remington of the Baptist church is being assisted- by Rev. W. H. Bowler. Missionary evangelist Idaho. Considerable interest was man iTested in the meetings during the past week and services are to be con tinued each evening during the present week, commencing at 7:30 in what was formerly the Y. M. C. A. hull. A cordial invitation Is extended to ev erybody to hear this Seripturally ef fective gospel preacher. Dagoes in Shooting Scrape. Lust Sunday afternoon about twenty Italians who are working for one of the railroad grading outfits near Stanford, went into that town to spend some of their pay-day money. They loitered a o'clock by whirl were slightly intoxi a rig to go back to they reached Skull miles ft-.-in Stanford mini tine until about six e some of them ted. They hired nip In, hut when k, about six they gilt to quar cl out of the wagon, emony, om- of th mu suddenly pull shot another, th lid lint get, in tli fi ling and climbed Without much ee dagoes, Tony V.-llii 'd out a gun and name-of whom we thigh. The assailant immediately "hiked" out and has not been seen since, al though it is reported 1 just before going to press that Deputy Louis Gles is close on his track. The Injured man I in a had way. rREE DELIVERY EOR LEWISTOWN Postoffice Department Announces That Service Will Be Com menced First of May. Beginning with May 1, will have free mail (Jelly master Albert Pfaus last try. .istovvn Posl •k re ceived a letter from the First Assistant Postmaster General stating that the order has been issued to take effect ai.' that time. Under the new system there will be two deliveries, one in the morning and one in the afternoon of each day. The city will be divided into two carrier districts with Main street as the divid ing line. There will be 14 letter boxes scattered about the city and the mall will be delivered at the doors of the residences and offices within u very short while after it comes in on the train. The letter to Mr. Pfaus also stated that the Civil Service commission has been instructed to take the necessary steps to organize a civil service board in this city for the examination of ap plicants for appointment as carriers. As soon as the examination is held and the list of eligitdes is furnished by post master Pfaus, the carriers will be ap pointed in accordance with the rec ommendation of the local postmaster. The salary of the carriers for the first year will la 1 $600 and will be increased until it reaches $1,200 per year. The United States Civil Service Commission announces that an initial clerk-carrier examination for the Levv istown, Montana, post office will be held at Lewistown. March 16, 1907. at City Hall at 9 a. m. The post office department proposes to establish free city delivery at Lewistown. May 1. 1907, and the carriers will lie selected from this examination . All clerical vacancies will hereafter be filled as the result of examination. Applicants should- apply at once to the Postmas ter, Lewistown, Montana, for uppli tion form and instructions to appli cants. Applications must be filed with the Secrotary, 12th Civil Service Dis trict, San Francisco, Cal., prior to 4:30 p. m., March 11, 1907. MUCH TALK OE CONSOLIDATION Rumored That the Barnes-King De velopment Company Will Take Over Kendall and Santiago. LIVELY SUMMER E0R KENDALL Hundreds of Men Will Be Employed in Development of the Entire District—A New Mill. It is persistently rumored in Kendall and this city that then- is now pend ing a big deal in the North Moccasin district whereby the Barnes-King Development company who, on tho first of tIn* year, assumed tlie man agement of -the Barnes-King mine, will also take over the Idg Kendall mino and lhe Santiago property. While the Democrat was not. able to verify any or these rumors, it Is a matter of very common report that such a. deal is now being- negotiated. Tile Kendall bus been recognized as one of the finest properties in tho west since the |>ig mill was started six years ago. It lias paid it owners about three-quarters of tt million dol lars In dividends and is still eon idered a splendid property. Ore ha* ii-en taken from the 600-foot level and vi-n at that great depth shows no Indication of playing out. The mill Is modern one, capable of treating 300 is daily. The great success of tho property Is due very largely to tho -ellent management of the general superintend, nt, li. II. Lang, who has bciii with tin- company practically since the mill was started. Tie- Santiago property is owned prin cipally by John A. Drake of Chicago, although Its presideut, Senator Henry M. Kai- of Gilt Edge and S. S. Hob son, F. E. Wright, J. D. Waite, w. D. Symines, Austin W. Warr and other local men bav. large blocks of the stock. Tin- work of developing tho mine has been vigorously piunhed for over ii year and several thousands of dollars have been expended in thlw manner. Thousands of tons of high grade eyaniding ore have been block 's! "HI and everv foot of work is add ing to the value of the mine. It in locuieil right between the Kendall and Barnes-King and Is very highly thought "f by a number of experts of national reputation who have made an exam ination of lla- mine. It was the Intention of Mr. Drake and his associates to erect a mill on the property the coining, summer hut If a deal is made by the: tew Barnes King company it is probable that tho me from the Santiago will be worked through the new 500-don mill which is now being erected on the Barnes King- property. The manner in which the new com pany is extending its holdings shows •he faith which the members of that organization have in the North Moc • easin district. It is their announced intention to spend not less than half a million dollars in the erection of & new mill and the exploration of prop erty which they have already secured, during the coming spring and sum mer and this expenditure will necessi tate the employment of a large force of men. It is their intention to have the new mill In operation within six months from this date and the manner in which they are going a I the work indicates that they will succeed in do ing so. LANE HOME FROM WEST. Manager of Montana Lumber Com pany Takes in Lambermen's Meet Manager J. E. Lane of the Montana Lumber company returned Wednes day night from Salt Lake City, where he attended the foturth annual meeting of the Western Retail Lum bermen's Association, which was held in the Mormon city from the 14tlt to the 16th inclusive. Mr. L^ne stales that a very interesting meeting watt held and many matters of interest t* the retail lumber dealers throughout the west discussed. The association is to meet in Spokane next year. During his absence, Mr. Lane vis ited a number of cities in Utah, Idaho and Washington, and found the siamo conditions everywhere he visited the very limit of prosperity and good times. An unprecedent era of biullding is on throughout the west and there Is a wild scramble for lumber and other building material. Mr I jane was for tunate in getting from the big dealers a contract for lumber, as hundred^ of orders are being turned, down. In all of the cities which he visits ed, the Lewistown lumber man made enquiries as to the prices of staple commodities and found that the mer chants of Lewistown are making prices as low and in many cases much lower on staples than are the mer chants of other towns and cities fix the west.