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DcKalb & Mettler, attorneys. Office in Lang building. E. O. Busenburg made a business trip to Garneill yesterday. H. E. Miller and wife, of Lombard, spent Sunday in this city. Sam Weaver left yesterday morn ing for Spokane on a business trip. J. W. Kinzel, manager of the Fer gus County Hardware company, went over to Kendall Sunday. Dr. W. A. Long left this morning for Helena to attend a meeting of the health officers of the state. E. F. Hampson and wife ot Maiden who visited friends in this city for a week, left Saturday morn ing for home. Dan't fail to read the advertise ment of the Montana Hardware com pany, on another page. It will be to your interest. Lost—On December 3, ladies coat, between Lewistown and Gilt Edge. Five dollars reward. Leave at this office. tf David Hilgcr and family and Mrs. xtdward Brassey expect to leave auout the first of February for South ern California, where they will spend the remainder of the winter. Land filings and yearly and final proofs can be made before W. H. Peck as D. S. Commissioner, Gar neill. 9-10-tf A reception was given last Friday evening by the Pythian Sisters, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Noble, in honor of Mrs. P. M. Sillo way. W. D. Symmes and G. J. Wiedc man, who spent several days in Bil lings last week, arrived home Friday evening, having come by way of Helena where they spent a couple of days with the woolgrowers. The practice of dentistry has reached that state of perfection and skill wherebv the element of pain and discomfort is practically elimi nated. Call on the dentist. Dr. E. A. Long. l2-31-4t M. L. Woodman and wife returned Friday evening from Helena where they visited Mrs. Woodman's fath er, John P. Barnes, for a couple of days. They found Mr. Barnes great ly improved, having almost entirely recovered from his recent illness. We are now prepared to fill prac tically every requirement in the line of office supplies. If you do not see what you want in the window, come in and ask for it. Democrat Supply Department. Andrew Mace, who owns a good ranch on Salt creek, was in the city transacting business yesterday. Andy owns a coal mine a few miles from Kendall but has had it leased for two years and devotes all of his time to his ranch. DcKalb & Mettler, representing the plaintiff, and Ayers & Marshall representing the defendant in the case of Buffalo Creek Sheep com pany vs. Woodruff, argued a de murrer to the answer before Judge Cheadle yesterday afternoon. All dental work strictly up-to-date, and guaranteed. Prices right. Dr. M. M. eHdgcs, over Golden Rule store "Hank" Parrott hove in the last of the week from southern California, where he has spent the last year. "Hank" says that you can talk all you care to about the land of sun shine and roses, but he will take Fer gus county, Montana, for his. That the people of Lewistown ap preciate the uniformly good shows put on at the Bijou is shown by the manner in which the house is pat ronized. There is hardly a night when the house is not crowded to its capacity and frequently, people are compelled to stand. The boys are furnishing good, clean entertainment to the people and deserve to succeed Morton & Martin last week negotiated the sale of the old Vancst ranch, five miles north of the city, Sanders Coffman, who owned the place, selling to Tom Iverson, th deal involving about $6,000. This is one of the best ranches in the coun ty and Mr. Iverson will never regret his bargain. Charlie Meredith, who is employed by the Kendall Mining .company, was a visitor to the city Wednesday Charlie says that no report on the Santiago has ever done the property justice and that in his opinion, after going through the workings, that this will prove to be one of the greatest gold mines ever opened up in this country. As usual, the annual installation of officers by the Knights of Pythias lodge, which was held last Thursday evening at Castle Hall, was one of the events of the year in lodgedom. 1 here was a large crowd and after the regular installation ceremonies, a social session wa enjoyed. A mus ical program was rendered and ev ery one present expressed the utmost satisfaction in being able to be on hand. Joe Briggs who accompanied Leo Diezeger to Rochester, Minnesota, returned home last Tuesday even ing. He says that Leo is under treatment at the famous Mayo san itarium and will probably undergo an operation as soon as the doctors think the right time has arrived. Leo has been suffering from some trouble in his knee for several months and his friends hope that he will find permanent relief in the Minnesota institution. A youngster rode up to the front of Lehman's store last Saturday and tied his horse to a broom rack, filled ■with brooms, which was standing out on the edge of the side walk. Very shortly afterward, the horse be came frightened and hiked off down the street, scattering brooms in ev erv direction. The cayuse was finally rounded up but some of the brooms were in a badly damaged condition. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson of Moore on the 12th of the present month. Dr. Noble was the physcian in charge. Henry Neil, state land agent, came in Friday evening for a short of ficial visit. Henry is a "jolly good fellow" and has a lot of of friends in ^ewistown who are always glad to see him blow in. An entertainment was given last Friday evening at Forest Grove, the proceeds going to the Episcopal church fund. Miss Irene Marie Por ter, the accomplished vocalist of this city, had charge of the entertainment, which was a success in every way. The First and Last Chance saloon on lower Main street was sold at sheriff's sale yesterday. It has been re-opened with Felix J. Rehor in charge, the name being changed to The Office buffet. Felix intends to run a good, clean place and will cater to the best trade. Marshal burke has been busy for the past week giving vags the high sign. As a resut, a large number of them have hit the trail for other parts. The city marshall is to be commended for his diligence in keep ing the city clean of undesirable characters. BANK STOCKHOLDERS ARE MADE HAPPY DIVIDENDS DECLARED BY ALL LEWISTOWN BANKING HOUSES. Those fortunate enough to possess stock in any of the three banks in Lewistown have been made happy during the past week by receiving substantial checks, representing divi dends declared at recent meetings of the bank directors. The Bank of Fergus County boosted their semi-annual dividend from five to six per cent this time, and if the same action is taken at the next semi-annual meeting, the stockholders in that institution will have received l2 per cent on their in vestment this year. Changes in First National. The meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank was held last Tuesday afternoon, at which time the following directors were chosen for the ensuing year: George M. Stone, David Hilger, J. L. Stuart, Herman Otten, Andrew Fergus, N. M. McCauley, VV. J. Johnson and Harry Yaeger. On the evening of the same day, the directors held a meeting and pro ceeded to elect officers. Herman Ot ten, who has been president of this institution since it was started in 1899, anounced that he had decided to retire from this position, this step being taken because of the fact that he contemplated taking a more or ess extended trip and could not give the attention to the affairs of the bank which should be devoted to it by its head. This announcement was heard with the sincerest regret by the directors is they recognize that he has been a loyal and a most efficient official of the bank since it was started. A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Otten. David Hilger, who has always been the vice-president of the First Na tional, was elected president to suc ceed Mr. Otten, and George M. Stone was chosen vice-president. Mr. Hilger has, for a number of years, been recognized as a gentleman of splendid financial capabilities and ill perform the responsible duties which will devolve upon him as the head of the growing institution on the corner, in a manner highly ceptable to all who have any interests in the bank. The new vice-president, Mr. George M. Stone, has an enviable reputa tion as a financier and there is not a man in the city more popular per sonally. Wilford J. Johnson and Harry Yaeger were both re-elected cashier and assistant cashier respectively Both gentlemen are well known progressive, capable, yet careful bank ers and under their active guidance the First National will continue to be a growing, prosperous institution Empire Declare Dividend. Although they organized the Em pire Bank and Trust company less than ten months ago, the directors of that institution were able, at their first annual meeting last Tuesday evening, to declare a ten per cent dividend. In addition to this $5,000 was placed in the surplus fund and $4,500 was left as undivided profits. The stockholders' meeting of the Empire Bank was held early Tuesday evening and the old board of directors was retained with one ex ception, Dr. J. H. Williard retiring order to provide a place on the board for Cashier J. L. Beebe. At the directors' meeting, all old offi cers were re-elected. R. B. Thomp son was continued as president, a position which he has held down with credit to himself and profit to the bank since it was started. John P. Barnes, one of the pioneers of Fergus countv. but now of Helena, was again chosen vice-president. J. L. Beebe and Frank J. Hazen succeed themselves as cashier and as sistant cashier. Both are young men of exceptional business abilities, as their management of the bank during its first year show. Lewistown certainly has reason to be proud of her banks and of the standing and abilities of the men behind them. T Blank Books. We have placed a preliminary or der with one of the leading blank book manufacturers in this country and expect to have a very complete stock on our shelves by February 15th. As in other lines of office supplies and utilities, our stock of blank books will be far ahead in complete ness and quality of any other in the city. Fergus County Democrat. Engraved visiting cards, including copper plate, 100 for $1.50. Ten days to fill orders. MUCH ACCOMPLISHED AT BIG CONVENTION (Continued from page 1.) rious state delegations for the use o fthe publicity bureau, to wage the tight against the administration's pol icy for federal regulation of the pub lic range. Despite the fact that he was elect ed president of the national associa tion, Dr. Wilson, of Douglass, Wyo., declined to accept the honor because of his personal and political friend ship for United States Senator Fran cis E. Warren, whom the convention refused to consider for re-election because of the fact that the Wyom ing senator has gone on record as favoring the forestry and range pol icies of President Roosevelt. After Dr. Wilson-'s declination of the pres idency, Fred W. Gooding of Idaho, was chosen as Senator Warren's suc cessor. Officers of the association were lected as follows: President—Fred W. Gooding, Ida. Western Vice President—Dr. J. M. Wilson, Wyoming. Eastern Vice President—Joseph E. Wing, Ohio. Secretary — George S. Walker, Wyoming. Treasurer—Lewis Penwell, Mon tana. Executive Committee— Arizona—F. W. Perkins and T. E. Pollack. California—D. W. Olase and Geo. McCoy. Colorado—A. J. Ortez and John Lawrence. District of Columbia—Col. Geo. Trucsdel. Idaho—P. G. Johnson and W. H. Phildraca. Illinois—Mortimer Lovering and W. VV. Barch. Kansas—N. A. Gwinn and J. W. T routman. Massachusetts—Frank H. Bennett. Michigan—C. A. Taylor and Burt Smith. Minnesota—D. R. Titus. Montana—J. E. Bower and John . Waite. Nebraska—Robt. Taylor and Frank Hershey. Nevada—M. L. Brady and J. H. Hilton. New Mexico—S. L. Lunar and S. S. Garrett. New York—G. Howard Davidson md W. G. Markham. Ohio—A. A. Bates. Oregon—VV. D. Barrett and M. G. Finleyson. South Dakota—F. E. Bennett. Texas—J. H. Nations and Firnum Beck. Utah—John E. Austin and S. J. Iloster. Wisconsin—F. W. Harding and S. N. Buck. Wyoming—Tim Kay and William Daley. Hawaii—J. W. Waler and Eben P. Low. Pocatello, Idaho, has been chosen as the place for holding the next an nual convention. Resolutions were adopted as pre sented by the committee. While em phatically protesting against any grazing or leasing system and the present forest reserve policy con cerning grazing, the resolutions state "nothing herein is to be understood as implying any general disapproba ton of the public land policy of the present administration." The en forcement of the land laws is com mended and the creation of forests out of timbered areas. The mild tenor of the resolutions was a sur prise. Present tariffs on wool, hides and mohair are approved; the work of the animal bureau indorsed, with a request for its continuance; the es tablishment of a field pathological bureau, to stamp out disease on the range at its inception, is asked of congress; uniform bounty laws are urged, with a request for co-opera tion of the forest service; congress is petitioned to enact a law compelling interstate railroads to transport live stock between feeding points at a speed of not less than 15 miles an hour, including all stops. Prompt elimination from forest re serves of all grazing lands is de manded, and less burdensome re strictions relating to mining and homesteading. Minor matters are al so considered. Many of the delegates left tonight for their homes. BASKET BALL GAME IS VERY INTERESTING HIGH SCHOOL TAKEN IN TO CAMP BY PUBLIC SCHOOL FIVE. One of the most exciting athletic contests ever witnesed in Lewis town wa sthe basket ball game last Friday evening at Culver's hall be tween teams representing the high school and the public schools. The match had been thoroughly adver tised and a large crowd was present to wtiness the contest. Each team had a large number of adherents and the noise which was made would have drowned out the Port Arthur bombardment. Every conceivable noise producing devise was produced bv the enthusiastic students and the older people added to the racket whenever a good play was made. To say that the high school players and adherents were surprised when the whistle blew at the end of the contest, to find that the public school girls had walked away with a victory is expressing it mildly. The pubic school lined up as fol ios: Forwards, Ida Shaw, Constance Power Mercantile Co. The January Sale of White Goods Grows Greater Scores of values equally as good as last week's await you. Lowest prices for thoroughly depend able undergarments, carefully sewn, made full and wide, neatly trimmed with laces, embroideries, etc. Muslin Gowns, 40c to..................... $5.00 Muslin Skirts, 45c to................... $12.50 Drawers, worth 75c, special....................... 45c Corset Covers, special values. Combination suits, Starts at................... $1.25 Embroideries, White Goods of all kinds, India Linons, Nainsooks, Long Cloth, Batiste, French Lawns, Swiss Mulls, Persian Lawns* TEN PER GENT ABOVE 60ST Far the NeAt 30 Pqys I wiQ sell fancy crockery, dressers, commodes, chiffoniers, sideboards, china closets, davenports, leather rockers, wicker chairs, Morris chairs, rocking chairs, library tables, hall mirrors, baby carriages, ranges and heaters at Ten Per Cent Above Cost You will never have another opportunity to secure such goods at such ridiculously low prices* This sale is for the purpose of reduc ing my large stock in order to make room for new spring goods* PARROTT FURNITURE GOMPANY Opposite Post Office THE BARGAIN HOUSE Dougherty; guards, Nora Donohue, Perl Berg; centers, Cleo Deaton, Willie Deaton. High School: Forwards, Alice Kinzel, Florence Johnson; guards, Elizabeth von 'lobel, Pearl Robin son; centers, Lillie Gordon, Helen Pick. The city school girls excelled in basket throwing, forward, Ida Shaw showing great proficiency in the feature of the game. The high school girls showed good defensive work, but their inaccuracy in throwing bas kets lost the game for them. The final score was 3 to 2. Two picked teams from the high school played a second game which was also very exciting and well play ed. One team comprised Holzemer and Crowley, forwards; Bailey and Collins, guards, and Johnson, center. The other team was made up of An derson and Ivins, forwards; Smith and Aldrich, guards, and Wright cen ter. Both teams played aggressive ly, Wright's team winning, 14 to 11. Much of the credit for the good game put up by the city school team must go to Miss Mabel Baker, who has been training the girls for some time. The high school girls are anxious for a return match and be lieve that they will be able to re verse the score. The city school girls are perfectly willing to grant to their opponents this opportunity for revenge. Shannon files, all sizes and descrip tions. Democrat Supply Department.