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Fergus County Democrat.
_ THE OFFICIAL PAPER OR FERGUS COUNTY Vol III. No. 40. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1907 Price 5 Cents Hot Summer Weather Is Predicted____ \ OSS ( , - _ k —v:— __ i _ ~" 1 t, ■ 1 t -1_ [ «' ----1 r v 1 - Y * ; / -- 's Can you afford to do with out one of these? ZINC - UNCO =y dead air JnOiit of J $7 Can you afford to use one of these? It's not very hot now but you will soon feci the need of a refrigerator. Naturally you'll least money. Suppose some want to get the BEST for the one should say "I'll furnish you 200 pounds of ice and ten days free trial of our refrigerat or and remove it if not per fectly satisfactory." That would sound reasonable, would it not? THAT'S JUST WHAT WE DO. Put a HERRICK refrigerator in you house, fur nish the ice and give you ten days free trial; if you don't think it the best refrigerator made, we'll remove it. Could we do more? The HERRICK is the only refrigerator having a circulation of pure, dry air. Notice the illustrations. You take no chances with disease germs when you buy a HERRICK, because it has a constant circulation of pure dry, cold air. The Herrick has been sold in Lewistown eight years, a good record in itself. Prices: Size A Size B Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 $24.00 $26.00 $32.00 $36.00 $40.00 $45.00 Let us show you the many advantages of the Herrick re frigerator lowfctown Furniture Co. "If you dont buy of us we both lose money." ATHLETES HOME FROM MISSOULA Fergus County Boys Make Splendid Showing Against Trained Ath letes of the State. CROWLEY AND BELDEN WIN Two Young Sprinters Cover Them selves With Glory and Place School in Fourth Place. The Fergus county high school delegation to the state oratorical and athletic meet which was held in Missoula last week, arrived home yesterday afternoon and were greet ed by a large crowd at the depot. Although they did not bring home the championship of the state, they may well feel proud of the record which they made. Miss Delight Downing, who repre sented the local institution in the de clamatory contest, made a most cred itable showing and her school mate thought that she deserved a better rating. In the athletic events, Platt Bel den and Dan Corwley scored 14 points for their school and thereby placed Fergus in fourth place among the nineteen schools competiting. Belden won first place in the 100 yard dash although he had to break a record in so doing. Fie also got second place in the 220-yard and was third among the 168 athletes entering the big contest. Dan Crowley also distinguished himself by winning the quarter mile in impressive stvle. He made it a sprint all the way round and came in with a supurb burst of speed, low ering the former record by almost one second. Crowley showed his mettle by al most immediately entering the half mile race. Had it not been for the gruelling contest which he had just gone through he would have undoubt edly got first place in this race as well. As it was, he got third place The other boys all showed up well. Cara Wilson was within a very few inches of the best of them in the pole vault. The Anaccnda Standard gave the following account of the meet: The 220-yard dash was another triumph for Denny. He evened up with Belden for the defeat the latter administered in the 100. Denny had a good three feet on his rival at the finish of this event. It was a hard race with Denny, depending on a good start, in the lead all the way and Belden fighting to overtake the Flathead boy and gaining steadily all the way. Had the distance been 20 yards farther Relden would doubt less have been the victor. The 440-yard dash was won by Dan Crowley from Fergus county. Crow ley set the pace from start to finish and although badly tuckered, proved game to the tape, Sengbusch of Great Falls a close second and com ing up. Bright of Butte showed he had something left at the finish and might have made a stronger bid for the race had he not hung back too long in the bunch. He passed a num ber of contestants in the last 20 Crum was second in the mile and first in the half: Williams first in the mile and second in the half. During •.he shorter one cmfwy cmfwvp mfw the shorter run, first one and then the other of these two led. Crowley of Lewistown, was was allowed to enter at the last minute, was third. The winner had lu-ioot lead on the second man at the finish. As in the mile, the record was also broken in the .half mile. The Summary. The 50-yard dash—Record by Davis i lathead county. 5/ seconds, broken by Denny rlathead, time :5 2-5. Finals—Denny, first; Dinsmore, Mis soula, second: Davis, Flathead, third. The 100-yard dash—Record held by Belden, Fergus, 10 4-5 seconds, brok en by Belden, 10 2-5 seconds. Finals —Belden, first; Denny, Flathead, sec ond: Horn, Anaconda, third. The 220-yard dash—Record held by Relden, Fergus, 23 3-5 seconds, brok en by Denny, Flathead, time :23 1-5. First heat—Dailey first, McDonald second. Time :25. Second heat— Belden first, C. Nickel, second. Time :25. Third heat—Denny first, Hodg kiss second Time :24 4-5. Fourth heat—Miles first, Sage second. Time :25 2-5. Fifth heat—Conrad first, Jones second. Time :25 Semi-finals — First heat — Belden first, Dailey second. Time, :24 3-5. Second heat—Denny first, C. Nickel, second. Time, 24 2-5. Finals—Denny first, Belden second, Dailey third. The 440-yard dash—Record held by Horn, Anaconda 55 4-5, broken by Crowley, Fergus, time 55 seconds. Finals—Crowley, first; Sengbusch, Great Falls, second; Bright, Butte, third. The 880-yard dash—Record held by C. Chase. Billings. 2:12. broken by Crum, Helena, time 2:08. Finals—Crum first, Williams, sec ond. Crowley, third. The 120-yard hurdles—Record held by Dinsmore, Missoula, 17 3-5 sec c nds. Finals—Dinsmore. first; Reid, Ana conda, second; Vogel, Great Falls, third. Time, 16 2-5 seconds. Would have broken record but winner knocked over two hurdles. The 220-yard hurdles—Record held by Calbick, Flathead time 26 4-5 sec onds. Finals—Dinsmore. Missoula, first; Reid, Anaconda, second; Steere, Flat head. third. Time, :28 2-5. Running high jump—Record held by Coyan, Park, height 5 feet 5 inch es, broken by Border. Gallatin, 5 feet 6 inches. Finals—Border, first, Dinsmore sec ond, Horn, third. Hammer Throw—Record held by Grandpre, Butte, 136.1 feet. Finals—Denny, first. Roach, sec ond, Angevinc, third. Distance, 120 feet 3 inches. Pole vault—Record held by Denny, Flathead, 10 feet. Finals—Evans. Butte, first, Denny second, Dival, Butte, third. Height, 0 feet 8 inches. HAD THE TIME Of HIS ure Lehman Tells Democrat of Trip Through Little Old Europe. "Big" Lehman arrived home last Thursday evening from his European trip, having been absent from the city something over two months. He says that he had the time of his whole life and has been busy ever since his return peddling stories '>f his jaunt. "Big" gave the Democrat a long account of the entire trip, saying among other things; "The trip over was somewhat rocky and after we had been out for few hours, I lost interest in every thing except the side rail of the big boat, but there 1 remained for about one full day without any desire to move "Going over I fell in with three other fellows and we stuck together throughout the entire trip. We look ed over 'Old Lunnen' and found it to be a bustling sort of a burg of about six million population. We did not make the acquaintance of all the in habitants. "From London we went across the channel to France ' and put in a couple of weeks in Paris. Talk about your speedy towns, that- Paris, every part of it has the 'Great White Way' of New York skinned a dozen city blocks. After fooling around there awhile, 1 found the town entirely unsuited to my gait and therefore, went up into Switzerland. "The Swiss are away head of any other people in Europe to my way of thinking. The whole of Continent al Europe, I might mention, is about one hundred years behind the United States in business matters. For in stance, if one desires to use one of their telephones, they want to set ide the entire day for the opera tion. If the person with whom you wish to communicate is within ten miles, it is quicker to get a rig and go to see him than to telephone, so antidiluvian are the instruments which they use. "But those Swiss are 'up and com ing' and are making wonderful pro gress in many ways. They have an al most democratic form of government and the degree of culture is high among he people. "I was struck with the same thing that Dr. Long observed, viz: The very large part that Americans play in the material welfare of practically ev ery country in Europe The assertion that i he 'tourist crop' is their best crop is literally true. They always look for an American to "come through' liberally. A native can give a ten cent tip in one of the high class hotels and it is all right with the flunkies but if an American hands them anything less than a quarter, it is received with with very poor grace indeed. In Italy especially, the American tourists' money goes far toward keeping a large percentage of the population. In Rome we found hotels where there were barbers who did not even understand the Italian language, depending entirely upon the Americans for patronage." FIRST CONTEST Ot THE SEASON Power Mercantile Ball Team Scores First Victory of the Season at New Grounds. BAD DAY FOR PLAYING Fierce Wind Made Accurate Field ing Impossible—New Players Show Very Fine Form. The first ball game of the season was played Sunday afternoon at the new base ball grounds on Athletic Heights, the fast Power Mercantile team being returned the winners over the Lewistown team by a score of 11 to 10. The day was anything but favorable for good playing. A high wind swept across the dusty diamond, fill ing the eyes of the players and caus ing errors on plays which would have ordinarily been very easy. The flying dust was also very disagreeable to the spectators of which there was a good sized crowd present So strong was the wind that just before the game started, the grandstand was toppled over Fortunately no one was hurt. The game was largely a pitcher's battle between Carleton and Rath bun. both of whom twirled good ball for the first game. Both of the boys had fair speed and good control. Hegstrom. catcher for the Power Mercantile Co., had the misfortune to get a broken finger in the fourth inning. Just as the ball came in he was struck in the face with a cloud of dust and was unable to protect himself. Mickey Rrown took his place and put up a good game for the remainder of the contest. Tommy Knight,, center fielder for the Power Mercantile boys, saved the game for his side in the last half of the ninth wtih a good catch of a long fly. There were two men on bases at the time and had Tommy lost the fly, the result of the game would have been switched around. The teams lined up as follows: Lewistown—Taylor rf; A . Baker. 2nd; Butler. 1st; Gray, 3rd; McCabe, E. Baker c; Shaw, 1 f; Huttle, cf; Carleton, p. Power Mercantile—Slater, 3rd; Willard, ss; Knight, cf; Hoffman, 2nd; Brown, rf, 1st b and c; Roshon, 1st; Hegstrom. c: D. Baker, If; Rathhun, p; Skibe, rf. Score by innings: Lewistown 110 4 2 2 10 0 11 Power 022222000 10 Bunts. Carleton hid belter control than lie r.M ally posseses so early in the season. The boys believe that the southpaw is due for a fine season. The town boys want revenge and another game will be played in the near future. Gray is certainly a fast man at third. He goes after them in league style and is a good man with the willow, beside being fast on the base line. Manager Merrielees of the Power bunch, says that he has a little dif rent line-up in mind which will add 25 per cent to the strength of his team. Slater put up his usual reliable game at third for the Power Mer eantile team. Artie Baker at second made some mighty fine stops and throws. He hobbled once or twice but a little practice and "Black Artie" will soon be picking' 'em up in his old style Kendall promises to get together a team this year which will be a hum mer. Several of the new men at the Rarnes-King are fine players and several new men, notably Hasterlick and Delaney of Great Falls, may be Kendall for the summer In that case, it will behoove the Lewistown boys to whip up to the Emit in order to cope with the husky miners. Captain Tom Butler is going to play first base this season. He is a heady player and will be able to direct the players of his team to good advantage from the initial cushion. Eddie Baker is a good receiver hut bis arm has not yet thawed out. But as soon as a little warm weather comes, that right wing will be all to the good Huttle is one of tlfe best fielders s -n here for many a day. He goes after everything and never loses a second in returning the ball to the infield. He is also a fancy sticker. Little Willard is anything but a slouch at short. He gets in the way of all sorts and has a wing of steel. Rathbun >eems ir> be due for a year in the bo> ' and his curv ic ing better this - lie has appear to ear than .in First Wool Shipment. Billings, May 16—The first wool of the season to be shipped out of this city was consigned this morning by A. Logan to the Boston Wool mar ket. the purchasers being Hallowell. Donald & Co. The shipment con sisted of about 40.000 pounds. Although some shearing has been in progress for several days, the work will not be under full headway un til the latter part of next week, when several big flockmasters will put large forces of shearers to work. WALTER HILL IN THE CITY Party of Great Northern Railway Men Visit Lewistown—We Will Get That Other Road. Walter J. Hill, son of James J. Hill and superintendent of con struction on the Billings & Northern railroad line between Billings and Great F'alls, accompanied by Francis B. Clark, one of the confidential men in the employ of the Great Northern company, arrived in the city last Wed nesday afternoon and remained until the next morning. Although Mr. Hill made no prom ises, the local railroad situation is somewhat clarified by his visit and the feeling of confidence that the road will build a branch line into this ity is greater than it was before the railroad men came in. Says Land Prices Are High. According to Mr. Hill, the thing which is holding them back from making a positive announcement of 1 be Lewistown branch is the very high price placed on certain land which is desired by the company for a terminal site. His company wants at least 20 .ores of this land below the city and the owners, he said, have placed a valuation of $1,200 per acre on the ground. 1 his would appear to he a little steep hut those in a position to know express the opinion that this difficulty will be obviated when the proper time comes. Makes Trip to Wyndham. Messrs. Hill and Clark were taken out to the new townsite of Wyndham on Sage creek Thursday morning hy S. S. Hobson in his new automobile. From there, they proceeded along the line, it being the intention to examine the entire route before returning to St. Paul. 1 hey say that the work is rapidly progressing and that the main line will be completed before Christ mas. Milwaukee Men Here. Through a co-incidence, the same train which brought in the Hill party from Garneill, also brought in some officials of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad Co. P H. Scan lan, general agent for this territory with headquarters in Butte, General Manager Spencer of the Montana branch and Auditor F W. Sharpe of the same line, came in Wednesday evening and spent Thursday here Progress of Work. The gentlemen called at the Dem ocrat office and gave a general out line of the work on the Milwaukee extension to the coast. The heaviest work now being done is the Sixteen Mile canyon piece of tract where sev eral hundred men are busy on one of the biggest pieces of railroading on the continent. Fine progress is be ing made and if everything goes well, the Milwaukee will be into Butte by New Year, 1608 Hard to Get Men. The chief obstacle in the progress of both the Milwaukee and the Bil lings & Northern, is the scarcity of laborers. Mr. Sharpe informed us that hardly one out of five of the men who are brought out from the east to work on the Milwaukee stick for longer than a few days. They have brought thousands of men to this state during the past year where there are now hundreds actually in the (.rnploy of the company. Continue to Butte. There are abroad conflicting re ports as to the intention of the Mil waukeee concerning the continuance of its line to the coast. It has recently been reported that, owing to the scarcity of labor and the high price of material as well as the high price of money in the east, the project might be abandoned by the directors but all indications point to continued work on the line until it reaches Butte at least. The Rocke feller crowd, who are the principal owners of the Milwaukee, practically own Butte and are extremely desirous of getting their road into the big copper camp which will furnish them with an immense tonnage. KENDALL GOING TO CETEBRATE Eig North Moccasin Camp Preparing to Observe Miners' Union Day in Great Style. FINE PROGRAM ARRANGED Several Hundred Dollars in Cash Prizes Will Be Given Away— Big Ball at Night. I lie members of the various unions Kendall, together with the busi ss men of the big camp, are pre ruig to give a rousing celebration the gold camp on Miners' Union day, June 13th. Big posters are being printed this week giving the program in full and ftom the advance sheets furnished the Democrat, it may be seen that the Kendallites are going in to eclipse any similai celebration ever held in the county. Hundreds of dollars in purses have bieu hung up for the winners of twenty or more athletic events. The celebration will conclude with grand ball in the Kendall opera house to which everyone is invited. Slipper will be served at Danils' res taurant. Owen McCabe will be marshal of tl.e day and the arrangement com mittee is composed of Fred McKay, D. Forester and George Wunder lin. Mackey-Sweitzer. The marriage of Miss Rstell. Mackey, daughter of Mr. and Mrt H. Mackey, to Mr. E. C. Sweitzei manager of the Hart & Co. stor« will be celebrated tomorrow evenini at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride' parents on the corner of Fourth am Washington. The Rev. Fathe Vanden Rreck of the catholic chttrcl will perform the ceremony. Thi wedding will he a very quiet affaii only a few immediate friends of thi young people having been invited Immediately after the ceremony. Mr and Mrs. Sweitzer will leave on thi tiain for the west where they wil spend two or three weeks. Misi Mackey is one of the most poptilai young ladies in this city which hat been her home practically all of hei life. Mr. Sweitzer is one of Lewis ti wn s most popular and progressive young business men. The Democrat takes pleasure in extending congrat ulations to these worthy young peo ple. TILLMAN NOT COMING. Go to the Bank of Fergus Count and Get Your Rebate To Holders of Lecture Club ticket? Notwithstanding all the disaji pointments of the season, the mar agers of the Lewistown Lecture Clu were confident that Senator Tillma would lie in Lewistown next Mon day evening, but he has declined t come, for reasons not stated, bu presumably because of the bad lucl other lecturers have had in reachini Lewistown and in reaching thei next engagement from Lewistown. There is nothing now to do hut ti call off the course. The cluli promised ticket holder eight numbers. They have deliverei six. the following: Imperial Quartel Frank Nye, Father Vaughan, Ralpl Parlette, Dr Dawson and Maro. Holders of tickets may presen them at the Bank of Fergus Countj at any time up to June 15th and re ceive a rebate of $1.30, covering thi proportionate value of the two num tiers missed. The club will not undertake i course for next season and thos< who have signed for tickets maj consider themselves relieved fron anv obligations. However, should the opportunitj occur next winter individual number! will be secured and the people <w Lewistown afforded high class e« tert^inment at whatever price is mack necessary hv the cost of securing thj talent. Only one-night tickets wil be sold. Regretting our failure, but assur ing vou that we have exhausted ev ery means of keeping our agreemenl with you we thank you for your as sistance and vour patience. LEWrSTOWN LECTURE CLUB Business Opportunity. Stock companies incorporated, you have stocks or bonds for sale, I me try to sell them for you. Geori M. Kellogg, Broker, 540 Ellice Square, Buffalo, New York. 5-7-4