Newspaper Page Text
Fergus County Democrat.
county Vol III. No. 29. THE OFFICIAL PAPER OP FERGUS LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, MARCH 12. 1907 Price 5 Cents Make your dollars do double dulty, 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 92.00 Something new in aai 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 Rochester full nickeled amps , white shade, gives splendid light. Regular $3.50 values, only ee our March sale ouncement page four. LEWISTOWN URNITURE COMPANY. I I III I I I I I II I I I I in Q. in DRAKE EXPECTS GREAT THINGS EROM SANTIAGO—STOCK WAY CP I I Chicago Capitalist Says That Over Two Million Dollars Worth of High Grade Cyanidinq Ore Has Been Blocked Oat On Property Between Barnes-King and Kendall—Looks Better Than Ever. LOCAL OWNERS OF STOCK HOLDING FOR TWO FIFTY Hobson, Wiedeman and Osweiler Sell for One Dollar—Waite, Wright, Symmes and Others Believe That Price Will Show Great Advance In Near Future- Speculation as to Purchasers. The all absorbing topic in local min ing circles these days is the boom in the stock of the North Moccasin Mining company who own the famous Santiago mine, which lies between the Kendall and the Barnes-King mines in the Kendall district. Several months ago the ore body on the Santiago was struck after several thousand dollars worth of work had been done in an effort to locate it. As the work of develop ment progressed, this ore body be came larger until the owners be came assured that they had one of the best propositions in the country. This ore is extremely high grade for the district, the average, it is said, being right around $15 per ton. Last week John A. Drake, who with President Rae of the North Moccasin company, owns a majority of the stock, stated that, in his opinion, the stock will go to par. The company s capitalized at $2,500,000, there be ing issued 500,000 shares at $5 par value. Something like 150.000 shares of this stock is held by Lewistown men. President S. S. Hobson of the Bank of Fergus County, sold his 28,000 shares last week at SI per share. Pete Osweiler and G. J. Wiedeman also sold what Stock they had at that price. F. E. Wright has between 60.000 and 75.1X10 shares and Senator J. D. Waite lias the same amount for which they have been offered one dollar hut are holding. W. D. Symmes who has between 5,000 and 10.000 shares has also refused an of fer of $1. These men, it is under stood, are holding for $2.50 and President Rae and Mr. Drake have expressed tin opinion that it will he hut a short time before they will get that much for the stock. Frank Wright was offered $2 per share for 10.000 shares and refused to sell. j REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Bit of Spring Weather Starts Con siderable Activity in Different Parts of County. The spring weather which prevailed last week had the effect of rustling the real estate dealers out, and as a result, a number of deals were made. There were few sales of city prop erty during the week but a number are being nogotiated. Real estate men look for a great number of transfers in this city during the coming spring and summer. They say that investors are no longer afraid to put their money into Lewistown realty as the future of the town is positively as sured. Something over one year ago, John Q. Adams, who represented a Chicago syndicate, said to be very close to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail road crowd, purchased about 250 lots in Lewistown from George Stafford. The price paid for these lots was about 840 each. Not long since, some local and outside men looked around with a view to buying these lots hut the price which the eastern people placed on the property stopped the deal. It is said that Mr. Adams and his associates consider that they got a prime bargain in these lots and ex pect to more than treble their money within the next year. Following are a few of the trans actions recorded in the office of clerk and recorder during the past week: Andrew Fergus to Fergus Live Stock & Land company, 440 acres in sections 34. 27 and 33. Consideration stated nominal. Fi-ank W. Greene to Albert Daw There is considerable speculation as tf > who the real purchasers of this stock are. H. H. Lang, general manager for the Kendall Mining company, has thus far taken over the stock which has been sold by Lew istown men and some believe that he is buying it on his own personal ac count. Mr. Lang knows as well as anyone the value of the Santiago, as he has made frequent inspections of the mine as the work of development has progressed. He is an expert judge of mining properties and many believe, that, knowing conditions thoroughly, Mr. Lang is getting ready to make a "killing" on San tiago stock. It is also reported about the streets that the people behind the Barnes King Development company are try ing to get control of the North Moc casin. Some color is lent to this re port by the action of the manage ment of the Barnes-King, who laid off practically all of their men yes terday morning. Only about twenty five men who were working on the south end property were retained. All surface work, such as excavating for the new mill and other buildings was discontinued, although it was rather intimated that the men would he put hack to work within a few days. The new company, since tak ing hold, are known to have opened ap some fine ore bodies and the property is now in excellent shape. John McGee, who was mine superin tendent under the old management, arrived in the camp Saturday and, it i> understood, will take a responsible position with the new management. He thoroughly understands the mine and is a very valuable man for the position of mine superintendent. ) General Manager Lamb of the Barnes-King i> now in New York City with the chief stockholders in the new company and some develop ments which may mean a great deal to the camp of Kendall are ked for at any time. lookc son one-half interest in sw 1-4 ne 1-4 w 1-2 nw 1-4, se 1-4 nw 1-4. Sec 17 ?? d se I' 4 'I 1 ' 1-4. Sec. 18. Tp. 13 n., R. 12 e. Consideration, $1,500. Montana Townsite company to C. R. S6t) aVe ' ° ne townsite of Moore, Norman Poland to H. M. Packard one-half mterest in Gray Bird and black Bird mining claims, $150. S. D. Hastings to Billings & North ern railroad company, right of way through ranch near Garneill, $300 George 1. Clark to John A. Giiker son. 160 acres in Sec. 25, Tp 15 n R. 19 e.. $3,000. Investment company to R. Jones, one lot in townsite of Ken dall, $500. Henry E. Shipman to Enterprise Land & Improvement company, 120 acres in Sec. 22, Tp. 16 n„ R. 16 e. Consideration, $1,200. SEEING SIGHTS IN ROME. Fergus County People Enjoying Visit to Southern Italy. * The editor of the Democrat last week received a most interesting let ter from Dr. W. A. Long, who with his wife and daughter, is now in Rome, Italy. The letter was dated February 14th and Dr. Long and family had been in the ancient capital of Italy for three weks up to that time. The letter stated that February 14th was a red letter day in the traveling experiences of the Fergus county people, as they were on that day received by Pope Pius X at the Vatican. "Doc's" idea of the old city of Rome is somewhat different from that of many tourists who go into ecstacies over the antique appearance of every thing. To quote his own words: Everything is old over here and has whiskers and dirt on it. Their monuments and ruins would he the better as far as looks are concerned for an application of warm water and soap with a scrub brush. "Things here run back to 800 years before Christ. How different they are in Fergus county where pilgrims | I i i I I | : arc pointed only to Frank I)av. Gov ernor Brooks and Sam Hurvitch as tlie original patriarchs." I lie Longs expect to return to l,evv istown about May 1 when, as the doctor expresses it, they hope to find the snow and ice and cold a memory. THOMPSON HOME EROM HELENA. Fergus County Representative In Legislature Glad It's Over. Hon. Rufus R. Thompson, Fer gus county':} junior representative in the legislature, returned home Satur day evening from Helena, having concluded his duties Thursday night. Mr. Thompson said that the last few days of the session were un usually busy ones and about all of the work scheduled bv the leaders was cleaned up. As a result, he was completely worn out and was con fined to Iiis room yesterday. Li the opinion of the big Fergus county man, much effective and ecessary legislation v\as accom plislied during the session just closed. He felt greatly disappointed that his experiment station hill was knocked out, but nothing that he and Ins colleagues. Representative Green and Senator Rae, could do could help the matter. Mr. Thompson said that lie had a pleasant time while in Helena but is glad to be back with his family and about lii.s business. VISITOR FROM EVERSON. W. S. Guthridge Pays Oemocaat Office Appreciated Visit. w. s. Guthridge. a well known rancher who lives on Arrow creek, twelve miles from Everson, was a business visitor to Lewistown yester day and paid the Democrat an appre ciated visit. Mr. Guthridge does not get to Lewistown very often hut has a number of friends here who are al ways glad to see him come in. He stated that despite the very ser ous storm in January, the losses in cattle around the Everson country were very light, much less, in fact than the owners of stock thought possible. Everything is now in fine ^ 'pe and the ranchers and stockmen oi that part of tile county are looking foi ward to a splendid season. Mr. Guthridge heard Parlette at the opera house hist evening and left ii»r his ranch wiith a load of supplies this morning. The Democrat will Keep him posted as t<* the happenings n the inland Umpire for the next year. INJUNCTION IS KNOCKED OUT Judge Henry Sustains Demurrer To The Complaint in County Printing Controversy. Clerk of the Court John B. Ritcli last Saturday night received from Judge Frank Henry of Livingston an order sustaining the demurrer to tile injunction against the county commissioners and the injunction got out by John M. Vrooman to prevent the county from ordering supplies of the Democrat is thereby dissolved. The order from Judge Henry reads as follows: "It is hereby ordered that the de murrer of defendants to the com plaint of plaintiff in the above entitl ed action (Vrooman vs. Petersen, Parrent and Neill) he and is hereby sustained." The decision of Judge Henry was no surprise to the legal fraternity of Lewistown. County Attorney Ayers and Attorneys Blackford & Black lord for the commissioners very clev ei'lv established the fact that an in junction is not a proper remedy in such a case. It is understood that tin- attorneys for Vrooman will take the matter to the supreme court and will also in stitute an action for damages again -t jthe board of commissioner-. Mr Vrooman undoubtedly realizes that he has placed himself in a ridiculous position by taking this matter into tlie courts hut evidently is going to die in the last ditch rather than sur render that beloved "perquisite." DEATH OF ERIN McDONNELL. Sad Passing of Briqht Young Daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell. Erin McDonnell, the 14-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McDonnell of lower Big Spring creek, died at the home of tier parents, seven miles below tlrs city, Saturday morn ing, spinal meningitis being the cause of death. The child was ill for over a BURLINGTON WILL GO TO KENDALL SEEKING ROUTE TO COAL EIELDS One 01 Tke leading Engineers 01 The 0. St M. R. R. Cemgany In Tils City Yesterday On Way To took Over Two Oillerent Rotoes To the North Moccasin Gold Mining Camp, BAO LANOS COAL FIELDS ARE THE OBJECTIVE POINT Great Deposits Of Fuel Twenty-Five Miles North Of Kendall Tempt The Railroaders—Branch Into Lewistown To Be Surveyed l In The Very Near Future. It It now looks very much as if the Billings & Northern railway which, by running from Billing* to Great Falls, will connect the Burlington and the Great Northern railway systems, will not only build a branch into Lewis town but will also make Kendall. De velopments of the past few days point very strongly to the intention of the Burlington officials to build a branch line to the big gold camp in the North Moccasins. Last Saturday night, one of tin- chief engineers of the Burlington road ac companied by one or two ol his men, came into this city and left Sunday for lower Spring creek to spy out tin best possible route into Kendall. It is thought that a good grade can he secured by coming up the Judith to Big Spring creek, following Big Spring creek for a few miles and then working through a gap between the South and North Moccasins. If this route is not feasible, it will he nec essary to swing around the moun tains lo get into the town. month and suffered untold agonies, hut bore her sufferings patiently until the end. Interment was made yesterday fore noon at 1(1 o'clock in' the Catholic cemetery, the funeral services being held from the Catholic church. A large number of relatives and friends ot the family were present to pay the last tribute of respect to tin imnory of Erin Erin was horn in Fergus county fourteen years ago and lived all of her short life on her father's ranch. Last winter she attended the Sisters' school in this city and was a general favorite with her young associat s and all older people who knew her. She was the picture of health until stricken with the dread malady which resulted in her death. A sweet child and always happy hearted, Erin ill he sadly misseil by her mother, father, three brothers and six surviv ing sisters. HIGH SCHOOL THISTLES. Board Of County Commissioners Make New Appointments. I he hoard of county commission ers last I lnirsday afternoon made the appointment of high school trusts in accordance with tlie Rae law which was passed at the recent session of the legislature. The following gen lemeti were named: David Hilger, R. von Tobel, Theodore Hogeland B. C. White, G P. Burnette and E. J. Hazen. All of these gentlemen are interested in school matters and are highly competent to look after the af fairs of the Fergus County Free High school. SENATOR RAE VERY ILL. Popular Fergus County Man is Con fined To Hospital in Helena. Senator Henry M: Rae of this city is confined to St. Julius' hospital in Helena with an attack of pneumonia contracted during the last days of the legislative session. His condition was reported as serious Sunday, hut yes terday he wa.i considerably improved. The many friends of the popular young man in Fergus county hope for ■peedy recovery. Church Notice. I he services and subjects of sermons at St. James' church for the next week will he as follows: Wednesday, March 13, at 7 30 p. in : "The Offense of the Cross." Friday, at 4 p. in.: "The Hel met of Salvation." Fifth Sunday in ent, at 11 a. m.: "Repentance of Judas." At 7:20 p. m : "1 Am the Good Shepv.nl." Holy Communion at the morning service. l'lie weekly Lenten work meeting in connection with St. James' guild will be held at the home of Mrs. George Day on Wednesday afternoon. Host esses, Mrs. Day and Mrs. Noble Walk er. Refreshments will he served. All friends cordially invited. A party of engineers and surveyors ne expected to be busy for the next few trying to locate the best route. It i- stated upon good authority that the chicl desire of the Burlington to get into Kendall is for the purpose of reaching the big coal-deposits which are known to exist in the bad lands about twenty-five miles north of the gold camp, ll present prospects arc fulfilled, the business of Kendall itself will he a material item to tile railroad, hut the coal mines are given first consideration. Goal experts say that coal mines un equalled in the west can be opened up m the wild region north of Kendall. Veins said to he eight or ten feet in depth outcrop along the creek banks and the coal is of excellent quality. In case the railroad goes into that country, it will mean the rapid de velopment of a portion of Fergus county which lias always been con sidered the next thing to useless. GAMBLING BILL CONTAINS JOKER Recently Enacted Statute Found T# Have Defect Which Nullifies Its Intention. A dispatch from Helena says: Alter the 1st day of April, gambling >1 every kind will he legal in Montana, ami it will he impossible to collect any hcen-es from any person engaging in gambling, according to the Griffin hill, passed at the late session of the egislature. The Grifliiu hill is the much adver tised measure that was supposed to •hive the tiger from Montana. Ac cording to its provisions, as the ap proved hill is oil file in the office of the secretary of state, it is a law to authorize all forms of gambling, and to repeal all laws that may have evei existed in Montana authorizing he state, any county or any munici pality to collect license from gambling. It wa.s discovered yesterday that the hill, as approved by the governor, con tains the following "joker": • Provided, that nothing herein con tained prohibits any person, not a mi nor, from playing cards or other games or cigars." it was the belief of alt members of the legislature that this provision was killed 111 the legislature. The journals ot the senate and house show that it T u k* but it was in the engrossed bill, as transmitted to the governor and approved .by him, and it will he the law of the state after April 1. How it got into the bill is unknown. An in vestigation might show what clerk is esponsible for the proviso. It was not approved by the legislature, but it i-. not possible to go hack of the en grossed copy that is on record. Under this proviso, every ganihlitiar game may he played. All that will be necessary to make gambling legal is to stamp each check used, "Good for one igai, in games in which checks are U X- : ' M . other games, a cigar may be offered for every play, or some other legal arrangement may he made. I Ik* new law repeals all other laws on the subject of gambling. After April 1. there will be no prohibition or gambling, if cigars arc- directly or indirectly at stake 1 lienevV law expressly forbids any municipality from passing any ordi anee with reference to gambling; this ptohibits the licensing of a gambling house. She Was Abused. Z, Wells, a breed woman, last week instituted divorce proceedings against Thomas Wells. They were married in this city in 1890 and have two children. Extreme cruelty and desertion are giv en as the cause of complaint.