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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF FERGUS COUNTY. LEWISTOWN, MONTANA .................. Entered at the postoffice at Lewistown, Montana, as second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION: J ............... $2 50 Six months ................................... Three months ................................ TOM STOUT ............................... Publisher and Proprietor MONTANA THE BEST. Travel is always educational. It doesn't matter whether one travels ten, ten hundred or ten thousand miles, something may be learned if the traveler but keeps his eyes and ears open. The writer returned a few days since from a comparatively short trip through some of the central states. In most instances, the im pressions received were more or less fleeting but we brought back from this little trip one central idea which will remain with us for many years. Although the going and coming was pleasant and the greater number of the days during which we were absent were spent in a country hal lowed by the fond remembrances of childhood days, we returned to Mon tana firmly resolved that no land of fers the opportunities, no land of fers a more pleasant place for the building of a home than the good old Treasure state. We had been convinced long be fore this trip that of all Montana, no section offers the advantages to be found right here in Fergus county, so that this one central idea sim mered down is that, given our choice of all places of residence, we would continue to live right here in the In land Empire. Enquiries throughout eastern Neb raska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois showed that, in recent years, there has been a wonderful increase in farm lands. Land which five years ago could have been purchased for $25 to $40 per acre now readily com mands from $40 to $80 per acre. Through the improved methods of scientific farming, these lands now are made to produce more abundant ly than in former years but the best of it does not begin to come up to the average bench land of Fergus county in the matter of productive ness. When we told our friends of the vield of wheat and oats on the arid benches and in the valleys of Fergus county this year, they were absolutely incredulous and some, more frank than others, candidly told us that our residence in the west had evi dently thoroughly developed our early tendency to indulge in wild exaggeration. We do not doubt but that any one else would meet with a similar experience. But there are hundreds of those middle western farmers coming out to Montana every year and this movement has only begun. The more rapidly they come and see for themselves the success which awaits honest husbandry in this Land of Opportunity, the more quickly will the farming resources of our state and county be developed. Our experience is the experience of hundreds who have taken trips to other states or even other portions of Montana. There is something about old Fergus which grips her adopted children to her with bonds stronger than any hoops of steel. It is not altogether sentiment for there are other pleasant places in which to live. It is a feeling that right here are offeerd the unrestricted opportunities which only a virgin Buy Now! Don't hesitate! Don't Wait! Buy Now! *00,000 shares of the Copper State Mining Co. Stock at Ten Cents per share. Par value $1.00, fully paid and nonassessable, located in the Belt mountains, 27 miles from Martinsdale and 3 miles from the Mil waukee R. R. survey. We have the best copper proposition that has ever been uncovered in Montana. Numerous assays of the ore run from \\ to 17 per cent Copper, giving an average assay of over THIRTEEN PER CENT COPPER While the values in Gold, Silver and lead will pay all the expense of mining and milling. Our manager, Mr. George Wells, has just returned from Butte, where he bought a carload of machinery, consisting of a Ledgerwood Hoist, Cable, Sinking Pumps, etc., which will be installed at once. Two shifts of men are now at win b*> ^P ect ' ^ is a Mine. Every dollar received from the sale of this stock will be deposited in the First National Bank of Lewistown and will be used for development purposes only. We shall continue the present 50-foot shaft to a depth of 200 feet, with cross cuts at the 100 and 200 foot levels. money, neighbor, BnyNow ! e 'AdL\ril^LYrfor"ock > wilKS^ °' * m °" ,hS ' " Sha " W ° rk *" Winter ' " yOU W "* *° make "" clean GEORGE W. CANON, Agent, LevPistovPn, Montana land can hold; that here is room for all and for thousands yet to come; that competition cannot stifle nor op position withhold the chance to "make good." The autumn browns are in their glory; the beauty of sober sumptuous ness is at the full. Perhaps the bounding youth of spring most stirs the blood, but autumn assuredly is the season which takes to itself the warm reaches of thought, the trust worthy and patient devotions of the mind. The bronzed leaves, the mel low stacks of gathered corn, the changing brightness of the grass, the richness of fulfilment, are all about us now; the consciousness of death, rendering more dear the everlasting springs. Ah, season of maturity, pure water toasts are thine; O Mid dle Life, nothing of Youth is fairer than thy supporting charms.—Col lier's Weekly. Senator/ Albert Beverage recently cud an artistic piece of harpooning with Vice-president Fairbanks acting as the whale. The good looking Indiana solon stated that while state pride commits him to the support of Mr. Fairbanks for the next presi dential nomination on the republican ticket, he is firmly convinced that W. J. Bryan will be the next president of the United States unless Theodore Roosevelt can be induced to take the nomination. That is supporting a man with a missile from a slingshot. There will be elections in twelve states today. The chief interest cen ters in the contest over the office of mayor in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, where the republicans have nominat ed their strongest man, Congressman Burton, in an effort to defeat Tom Johnson who is running for his fourth term. The betting is in favor of Johnson who has made a superb record as the head of the Cleveland municipality. While in Manilla Taft said: "This is my third visit to the Philippines, each time in an official capacity. I hope to visit the islands again two years from now, but I shall then come as a private citizen," which might indicate that he will not be in the race for the presidency.—Inland Empire. As stated before, these days of prosperity and high psices certainly have their disadvantages. The latest necessary of life to be prodded up ward is beer. Think of it! A fifteen per cent increase in the price of suds. Really, with all their vaunted pros perity, an honest man is hard put to live nowadays. United States Treasurer Cortelyou poured millions of government funds into Wall street to avert a great financial panic a few days ago. We would respectfully inform Mr. Cor telyou that a financial situation which might be termed decidedly panicky has existed around this office for some three years. A third term may not appeal to President Roosevelt, but the tempta tion to break the solid South into re publican bits is almost too much for mortal man to Post. resist.—Washington We have no doubt but that Mr. Taft will have the opportunity to go to the Philippines two years from now as a private citizen whether he does or does not make the race for the presidency, With over three million dollars on deposit and with half a million dol lars of grain money yet to come, it is needless to enquire as to the con dition of the sterling banks of Fer gus county. If Teddy really believes that he can do it, we would advise him to hang on to the illusion else his faith in his ability to turn the trick is likely to be broken into bits. For several thousand New Yorkers whose places of business are in im mediate proximity to Wall street the term "melancholy days" has a sig nificance not heretofore appreciated. Mr. Heinze failed ignominious ly to corner United Copper, little old Wall Street appears to have had a complete corner on the panic. Ail reports to the contrary, Ray mond Hitchcok appears to be a very bad actor. Design of Silver Trophy. Butte, Oct. 31.—At a meeting of the commission named by Governor Toole to purchase and present a sil ver service to the battleship Mon tana, held in Butte today, inscrip tions of the various pieces were de cided upon. This work, together with the designs, had been left to Chief Justice Theodore Brantly, who, however, wished the other members of the board, State Senator W. H. Haviland and W. W. Cheely, to see them before they were forwarded to the manufacturers. The meeting was held this afternoon, when the in scriptions were agreed upon. Among the designs for the great punch bowl, which will have a con spicuous place in the Montana's silver service, is that of the state flag. "Most people," said Chief Justice Brantly this afternoon, "are not aware that Montana has a state flag. In fact, I was ignorant of it until re cently, although I had been searching for designs for this service. The state flag is copied after the first Montana regiment's flag, except that the inscription is left off of it. The regiment's flag was torn in battle in the Philippines, and it forms one of the most valuable relics at the state capitol. The banner was made a state flag bv act of the legislature, introduced by Representatve Charles Demnster of Silver Bow county at the Eighth legislative session." Announcement. I desire to anounce to my friends that Mr. Charles J. Marshall of Ben ton Harber, Michigan, is now as sociated with me in the practice of law. Heretofore, my official duties have required my time and attention ex clusively and I have not solicited any other work. Having entered into partnership with Mr. Marshall, we are now in a position to give prompt attention to all kinds of legal busi ness, including land office practice and collections. Thanking you for past favors and hoping to be of service to you in the future, I beg to remain. Very respectfully yours, 10-29-2t ROY E. AYERS. You can't be well if you have a weak, unhealthy, tred out stomach Neither can you feel good if by some little irregularity in eating vou have caused the stomach to get out of or der. These little stomach troubles are signs of indigestion, which, may, and very often does turn into a very bad case of dyspepsia. Don't allow this to go on a single day without doing something to overcome it. Take some good reliable and safe dmestant like Kodol for Dyspepsia. Kodol is the best remedy konwn to day for heart burn, belching and all troubles arising from a disordered di gestion. It is pleasant to take and offords relief promptly. Sold bv Phil lips' Drug Co. DeW. * If You Want a Hi * \k Hit * Hut * Ht Hi * Hit Hi Hi & Hi HU Hit TEDDY For the Baby Don't forget That % m * w m m * * * m $ m m m * * * Drug Company Is Headquarters for Them. v. PIANOS .v How about that Piano, are you ready to get it now? We are prepared to furnish it to you and guarantee that it is a new instrument, just what you are paying for, not one that has been in use for sev eral years, polished up and claimed to be new. We have the best at the very lowest prices. New, just what we recomend we have If you buy of a home dealer that money is invested in Fergus County, ancknotsent out to build up other cities. Patronize your home dealer and assist in building up Lewistown and Fergus Co. And better still you will get a better instrument for less money and taking no chance of having an old instrument palmed off on you. We handle the New Chick ering Brothers, the Baldwin, the Hamilton, the S. W. Miller, the Ellington and the Valley Gem Pianos. W. S. Smith Lewistown, - Montana ELKHORN LiVery Stable J. E. PINKLEY, Proprietor The best of turnouts in both double and single rigs ...... Public Patronage Solicited 1 1 MONTANA ELEVATOR COMPAN Moore, 'Montana Y i We have both 'phones. Call us either i at Lewistown or Moore and get the WHEAT MARKET any day. We will buy Crail, Macaroni " and frosted or damaged Wheat; New Oats and Borley. .. MONTANA ELEVATOR COMPAN Moore, Montana Y.. If Vou Expect TO FIX UP YOUR FENCE OR BUILD A NEW SIDEWALK DON'T FORGET WE ALWAYS HAVE A LARGE STOCK ON HAND. JUST RECEIVED A CAR OF SCREEN DOORS. Montana Lumber Co Telephane Ns. 7? Store Your WDeat! We will store your wheat or oats at lowest rates; will loan or sell sacks; will insure gram while stored and buy when you are ready to sell at highest market price. Get one of our contracts. THE JUDITH BASIN MILL Steinberg & Co., Lessees STOCKMEN. Scrip location. Congress has losed, and the proposition to lease the public lands has been defe ted, and cannot come up again until the next session. The president has instructed the secretary of the interior to strictly enforce the law against fencing the public do main, and the date set for the beginning of such action is April 1, 1907. Would it not be well for yau to protect yourselves and secure title to the government lands rather than take down the fences and construct new ones? But very ittle good is done to apply to pur chase the same as an isolated ract, the cheapest way being to pur chase scrip. By the use of lieu selection of the highest class, we can procure title to public lands at a much lower cost than the same can be acquired in any other way. We guarantee the scrip. We would be glad to answer any inquiries. HILGBR & BUSENBURG, The ~>ioneer Agents.