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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol, IV. No. 37. LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1908 Price 5 Cent Winner of Great Trip to the Orient at Expense of the Fergus County Democrat Will Be Made Known Before Many Hours. Beyond any doubt the greatest sub scription- campaign ever inaugurated by a weekly newspaper in this county Georgia M. Deaton will be closed tomorrow evening at nine o'clock when Mayor Pinkley opens the ballot box for the final count. Before midnight the judges are expected to have finished their Katie RULES GOVERNING THE FINAL COUNT ONLY ONE MORE DAY IN WHICH TO GET IN YOUR VOTES. The end is in sight. One day more and the great Oriental trip contest, the most successful up to this time, by the way, ever inaugurated by a weekly newspaper, will be a matter of history. Tomorrow evening, promptly at nine o'clock. Mayor Pinkley will produce the key to the ballot box and not one vote will be accepted after that moment. We would impress upon all who wish to do something for their favorite in the race that it will be well to pay heed to this announce ment. One moment after nine o'clock will be too late, it matters not how much money or how many votes you have. It must also be understood that money may be deposited in the ballot box by candidates or their friends, along with the name or names of the person or persons whose subscription the money is intended to pay, also the name of the candidate for whom the votes shall be cast, the coupons will be issued accordingly. There is sure to be a rush on the last night and it will be impossible for the office force to issue all of the coupons which would be called for so it has been agreed to permit the candidates and their friends to vote in this manner, placing their money, the names of subscribers and the name of person for whom the coupons are intended, in an envelope which must_ be in the ballot box before the appointed time, nine o'clock. Money in the mail and arriving in the office later than that hour will not be counted. The ballot box will be removed from Phillips' drug store at 7 o'clock and will be under the supervision of the judges after that time. At nine o'clock, as stated above, Mayor Pinkley will open, the ballot box and the issuing of coupons for the money taken from the ballot box and the work and the winner of the unrivalled prize for which three young ladies have been working so earnestly for almost three months will be made known. Great Interest Throughout. From the very inception of the con test the interest has been keen. Up to the closing of the ballot box three weeks ago ,the weekly Monday night counts were looked forward to with the keenest expectancy by not only the candidates themselves but by scores of friends. Upon the an nouncement of the vote, the work of poling up the votes for another week was begun. Miss Georgia Deaton was the first candidate to enter the field and her first week's vote was a large one. However, this did not deter others and the second week there were three new candidates, Misses Theo Dough erty and Celeste Jamrne of this city and Katie Stevens of Kendall. After a short while, Miss Jamme dropped ' (Continued on page 8.) final counting will be under the sup ervision of the judges. , STANFORD ITEMS. Stanford, May 4.—The contractors are on the ground for the purpose of moving the store buildings to new Stanford and lost no time in com mencing operations. The Stanford Mercantile Co., suc cessors to the Stough & Mitchell Co., have a force of men excavating a 32x75 foot cellar for the new store. The depot is nearly completed and is a fine structure and of regulation size. The railroad company have one sec tion house nearly completed and an other one under course of construe tion, besides hand car houses and stockyards are laid out. Everything is first class and up-to-date. Edwards & Baungartner have their ecllar completed and foundation near ly laid for their new hotel. T. J. Waddell is putting in a forge in the new shop so as to take care of the work at the new town. Several parties will be commenc ing to build residence houses and the outlook at present is that new Stan ford will rank as the busiest town on the line. ■Johnny Madson, the freighter, passed through town enroute to Ar mington, on probably what will be his last trip for freight for this place. The townspeople were regaled last evening by an up-to-date entertain ment. Bills were out for an exhibi tion of the professor wih the iron jaw. As a starter the boys produced a live badger and induced the professor to pull him from the box. The pro fessor, by the way, is a very muscular man and being dressed in silk tights and decorated with spangles, made a fine picture as he stood on a bench out of harm's wav. and at the signal given by Waddell gave the rope to which the badger was attached, such a strenuous yank that the poor thing slid at least 30 feet and came up against the side of the house and broke every rib in his body. The professor looked somewhat astonish ed and used some term in a foreign tongue which his hearers did not comprehend, after which the courtain was run down and lights blown out. As usual, the betting was in favor of the badger. Isn't it queer that this lommunity is so fortunate in getting up-to-date entertainments. Miles City Excursion. Secretary James Croft of the Com mercial Club is busy perfecting ar rangements for the excursion from Lewistown to Miles City and other points along the St. Paul. It is ex pected that the special train bearing the excursionists will leave this city Sunday morning, May 24th. Sunday night, Monday and Monday night will be spent in Milestown and the return trip made the next day. A large number of business men have signified intention of making the trip. DAVID JONES IS CHOSEN ALDERMAN TIE AT CITY ELECTION DE CIDED IN FAVOR OF DEM OCRAT. At the regular city election, held last night, David Jones was chosen alderman from the second ward over Andrew Green. The two men re ceived the same number of votes at the recent city election and the coun cil being democratic, Mr. Jones was declared entitled to the seat on the board. Resolutions providing for the Wil liard and Eldridge sewer districts were passed and bids for the con structon of these sewers will be call ed for at once. An ordinance imposing a yearly license of $25 on all female dogs was passed unanimously. The petition of a large number of citizens praying BAKING MINE | LOOKING FINE For the first time since the new management has been in charge of the noted Barnes-King the property more than paid expenses in March, and several weekly reports for April indicate that last month will do fully as well. The receipts for March were about $2,500 above operating ex penses, but the purchase of some supplies reduced the net profit for the month to a little more than $1,000 The reports of George T. McGee, manager of the property, indicate a gradual improvement in the mine. His complete report for March is as follows: Mine. The mine worked full time during the month of March, two shifts per day, the average shifts employed per 24 hours being 132 1-2. Of the men employed under ground 25 per cent, were engaged on development work and 75 per cent, mining ore. Five thousand six hundred and fifty-five tons of ore were mined ,of which the south end, above the 100-foot level, produced 18 per cent., the Santiago ore body 39 per cent, and the north 43 per cent. At the south end. drift 104, just above the old Brush tunnel, has been pushed within 200 feet of the south end lint, in caved ground, and has been producing some ore all the way, with considerable ore be tween the back and the surface. The Old Horse tunnel (125) tusned out good ore at the north end of the open cut and immediately below it. We look to see these two places continue for some little time. At the north end, two more open luts were started, both lying on a level and south of the upper horse shoe cut. Both cuts show 18 to 20 fet of good ore, with every indica tion of there being a considerable ton nage in the immediate vicinity. This ore s transferred to the lower horse shoe cut chute by means of an incline tram, the loaded car pulling the empty one back up the incline. Both of the old cuts on the horshoe are also pro ducing some ore. The Santiago ore body continued to look well ,the seventh floor being opened on the west end. This ore body will be worked as little as pos sible, with the idea of keeping it in reserve for stormy weather. The grade of the ore is better than ever before. Prospect work on the Boxer was discontinued, results not being satis factory. An incline tramway was started from the discovery shaft to the Raw ley workings. The tonnage will not be great from there, but it will pro vide another working face. Forty-one feet of raising were done, 300 feet of crosscutting and drifting, and the bottom of 407 crosscut was taken up to make the grade toward the working shaft. Mill. The mill worked steadily with the usual results. Five thousand six hun dred and fifty-five tons of ore were milled. The heads from the bullion output were $4.97 per ton, and tails 49 cents. The cyanide consumption was .55 of a pound per ton of ore. An average of 12 1-3 shifts were em ployed per 24 hours. The bullion output was 1,7791.25 fine ounces, for which the United States assay office paid $25,320.13, less assaying charges of $119.80. The sil ver ran higher than usual in the bul lion, which we attribute to the north end, as an increased tonnage came for the openng tip of Boulevard over on Buckskin tlat was referred to the street and alley committee. Chief John C. Bebb of the fire de partment, presented his yearly report showing that the total loss from tire during the past twelve months was $25, fully covered by insurance, was presented and approved. The usual reports and bills were filed and passed upon. ARE OUT LOOKING FOR MR. MOSNEY SHERIFF MARTIN AND ED MORGAN GO ON STILL HUNT FOR OUTLAW. Word was brought to this city last Thursday evening that a man answer ing the description of Mosney, the half breed murderer, who is badly wanted by Lewis and Clark county officials, had been seen out in the northwestern part of the county. Accompanied by Deputy A1 Morgan, Sheriff Ed Martin left Friday morn ing for that locality to see if he could get any trace of the elusive outlaw. Up to the time of going to press, no word has been received from the officers and it is thought likely that they may have got some clew which the yare following up. It is a sure thing that if the Fergus county sheriff gets on Mr. Mosncy's trail, he will follow it to the finish even if it takes him to the Canadian border. And it is not likely that the half breed will "horn swoggle" Martin as easily as he did Sheriff Shoemaker of Helena on a recent occasion. from there. One hundred and twenty two tons of coal were hauled and 11, 774 feet of stulls. The end of the month shows faces sufficient to keep the mill going to its ful capacity during the immediate fu ture. April Operations. Manager McGee also makes week ly reports, and the following for the second and third weeks of April shows the progress of the work and condiitons to date: Second week in April, 1,664 tons of ore were mined and milled, heads av eraging $4.52 and tails 72 cents. In milling this tonnage, some tanks were cut a little short of the proper time for leaching, which is one cause for the high tails, and another is that some of the north end shows sul phurettes although the ore is very close to the surface, and in general, seews well oxidized. One of the open cuts shows samples running as high as $40 at times. There is probably some coarse gold coming from there, of which I have spoken before . Thirteen per cent, of the ore came from the south end open cuts, car samples averaging $4.45; 55 per cent, front the north end open cuts, car samples averaging $4.30; and 32 per cent, from the Santiago ore body, both the east and west ends, car samples averaging $12.60. Fair progress is being made with the rise from the west end of the Santiago stope, and in order to con nect with the longer of the two cross cuts in the hanging wall at the south end of the 200-foot level, and to make the raise useful for filling, we have left the ore body and are raising in the hanging wall. We are having especially fine weather for open cut work and are crowding the mill to its limit for feat of bad weather. An average of 128 1-7 shifts per day have been emnloycd during the week. The third week in April, the mine and mill have run very steadily and only because of the rise in the value of the tails has the output been limit ed to 1,498 tons mined and milled. Heads averaged $4.45 per ton, tails 64 cents. Of the amount of ore mined, 11 per cent, came from the south end open cut, above the 100-foot level, car sam ples averaging $4.52 per ton; 65 per cent, from the north end open cuts, car samples averaging $4.43 per ton; and 24 per cent, from the Santiago ore body, car samples averaging $13.01 pe rton. The average number o fnien employed per 24 hours has been 122 3-4 shifts. The Santiago ore body s being worked as little as possible, but shows an improvement in the work ing face. The north end continues ti look well, and at the present time is sup plying more than half of our tonnage of ore. The tails from the tanks in the mill have been erracitm am af ammmm hav been erratic, running from 20 cents up to $1.20 with the same treatment. Many of the samples from the north end show small par ticles of sulphide ores on the 68 inesh screen when the satnp'es is be ing prepared for _ assaying. This s not noticeable with samples fron the Santiago ore body. The weather has been very favor able for our work, but at the present time we are having rain, which, if not too severe, will not interfere with our millng. BIG DEAL IN REAL ESTATE Greater Portion of the King Boys' Holdings on Little Rock and Spring Creeks Sold to Hilger Loan and Realty Co. Big deals in real estate are coming to be weekly occurrences in this sec tion of the county these days. Last week the Brangcr ranch, comprising close to 5,000 acres and involving ov er $75,000, was sold, and during the past few days, practically all of the details in the transfer of the greater portion of the holdings of what has always been known as the firm of Cris King & Sons, were closed up. The King ranches comprises, alto gether, 11000 acres of land located on Little Rock and Spring creeks. The larger portion of this big ranch has been sold to the Hilger Loan and Realty Co. of this place. The price has not been given out but it will probably go away above the one hun dred thousand dollar mark. A Magnificent Place. The King ranch is considered one of the finest in tlie entire west. There are thousands of acres of land contained in it which cannot be ex celled anywhere for agricultural pur poses. The intention of the purchas ers is to cut this place up into small tracts and sell them. Homes for Many People. The King and Branger ranches which join, combined, comprise about 17,000 acres of fine land. This will make one hundred 160-acrc tracts or half that number of half section farms. Counting five people per family this one tract will provide homes for from 250 to 500 new peo ple. * The sale of the King ranch will probably mean the retirement from business of one of tre best known old time outfits of the county. The elder Cris King, who died a few months ago, came to Fergus county in tlie eighties and commenced the building of the property which, in later years, reached such gigantic proportions. They annually sent train loads of cattle to market and cut hundreds of tons of fine hay. For twenty years, up to the time of his death, the father was assisted in the management of his vast interests by his sons. The children are now in a position to retire, comfortably fixed for life, all of winch speaks volumes, not only for their business judgment and industry but also for the wonder ful country which gave to them the opportunity to work to the best ad vantage. Ross Denton last week sold to ,Frank Strouf his ranch of 2,500 acres, MCMILLAN CLEANS UP A NICE BUNCH TAKES OUT NEARLY FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THREE MONTHS. Bob McMillan was in the city the latter part of the week getting ready to ship out a little bunch of ore which he has taken out of the old Maginnis mine at Maiden in the past three months. Bob ran across a little pocket which was filled with almost pure gold. It assayed up to $48,00J per ton and Bob got out 1,800 pounds of the poor (?) stuff. In addition to this, he has taken out seven tons which run only $1,000 per ton. He might have grabbed on to another bunch except for the fact that his lease ran out. Captain Bradshaw, of Helena, has secured from the Conrad-Stanford company, who own the Maginnis, a long lease on the property and will develop it in a systematic manner. Mining men believe that the old Ma ginnis wll once more become a steady and profitable producer with the right sort of work. "THE BURGLAR" PRESENTED. Amateur Production Merits the Ap proval of Large Audience. "The Burglar," one of the prettiest little plays ever written, was present ed in this city by local talent last Wednesday evening and won the en-' tire approval of a crowd which filled every seat in the house. The play was given under the aus pices of the Knights of Pythias lodge and under the directon of Dave Mar tin. The caste was well selected and although there were only a few re hearsals, the play went through with out a bobble. The part of the little girl was taken by little Dorothy Symmes and her presentation of that difficult role was really the hit of the evening. She knew her lines perfectly and did some exceptonally clever acting throughout. Dave Martin, as the burglar, came up to all expectations. He is a the price being in the neighborhood of $12 per acre. This ranch is con sidered a goo done and Mr. Strouf will probably go into the wheat rais ing business on an extensive scale. Mr. Ross who is one of the best known citizens of Fergus county, will probably return to his former htuoe in Canada where he will estab lish his residence. WILL BUILD ELEVATORS. Great Falls Men in Lewistown Look ing Over the Grain Situation. J. YV. Sherwood, general manager, and George T. Southerland, head miller, of the Royal Milling company at Great Falls, and J. Watkins, of Minot, North Dakota, spent last Sun day in the city looking over the field. The Royal Mlling company ex pect to put up several elevators along tlie line of the B. iK: N. in this county this year and these gentlemen want ed to familiarize themselves with grain conditions. They say that Fer gus county will within two years, be tlie leading wheat growing county of the entire west and that there will be dozens of elevators all over the county. The Cook-Reynolds Company. George YV. Cook and R. W. Reynolds last week entered into a partnership for the transaction of real estate business, the location of settlers, insurance, etc. The new firm will be known as the Cook-Rey nolds company and their office is in the Wright building next door to the Hart & Co. store, Mr. Cook abandon ing his offices on Fifth avenue to go in with Mr. Reynolds. The new firm should be a most successful one. George W. Cook is an old timer in Fergus county and has a wide acquaintance all over central Mon tana. lie has been engaged in the real estate and insurance business for several years and lias built up a good business. ' Mr. Reynolds recently come here from the east and estab lished an up-to-date real estate office, lie conics with a record for success in the Dakotas and is strongly back ed. The junior member of the new firm will spend much of his time in the cast getting up immigration par ties while Mr. Cook will have prin cipal charge of the business at the local office. professional actor of more than aver ave ability and won frequent applause by his fine acting. The part of Paul Benton was ex cellently presented by Louie Blod gett, wro always rules a favorite with Lewistown people. Ed Baker brought forth frequent sallies of applause, his part being especially suited for him. Eddie is always strong in comedy and took the part of the young lawyer in great style. Charlie Marshall made his first ap pearance as an actor and made a dis tinctly favorable impression. Miss Nellie Titter, as Fannie, won a hearty hand on numerous occasions and Miss lo Remington did especially well as Martha. Miss Ethel Phillips took the part of Alice and did it with excep tional ability. Miss Phillips has much dramatic ability and her part gave her an opportunity to display it to ex cellent advantage. Frank Smith, as the butler, brought down the house with his part and merited the ap plause which he received. The symphony orchestra furnisehd the music, which was not the least pleasing feature of the entertainment. Actors Are Entertained. The Knights of Pythias gave a re ception to those who participated in the play last evening in Pythian hall. There was a fine crowd present and a most enjoyable time was had. There was a good feed and the even ing was spent in card playing and dancing. NEWS FROM ROUNDUP. George Osborne Is Appointed Post master at the Big Camp. Roundup, April 28.—George Os borne has received his commission as postmaster at this place and has entered upon his duties. For the present, the mail will be brought from old Roundup but a train service will be secured in the very n'ear future. To insure prompt delivery, all mail matter intended for the new town should be addressed to East Roundup. A member of the Salvation army at Lewistown visited Roundup last week, soliciting funds for*use in her work. She met with considerable success here as there are not to be found a more liberal people than those of Roundup. Ted Osborne arrived here last week from Chicabo and will spend the summer with his brother George.