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She WORLD of SPORT I
Ketchell, the Butte boy who is to fight Sullivan in California > this month ,is very confident of winning although he is stacking up against about the toughest proposition in the middle weight division. Ketchell and Papke have been matched to appear in Milwaukee next omnth and the scrap should draw a record breaking crowd in the brewery town. It is said that the pictures of the Gotch-Hackenschmidt wrestling go which was given to the American by default after two hours of wrestling, show that Gotch used very foul tactics against the big Russian and that the foreigner had just cause for complaint. A new match which will be pulled off in England has prac tically been arranged and, in the in terest of clean sportsmanship, it is to be hoped that the American repre sentative will play fair. It will be more to his credit whether he wins or loses. One of the prettiest races ever seen is that which is on in the American league. Only 116 points separate the first and sixth teams in the race. Cleveland is now leading but only by a narrow margin over St. Louis and Philadelphia. Contrary to all ex pectations, Detroit, the winner of the pennant last year, is at the bottom of the ladder and it now looks as if they will have a difficult time in hold ing place in the first division this sea son. The surprise of the league thus far has been the work of the St. Louis Browns. McAleer has gotten together a scrappv. well balanced team and really has a look-in for the flag. Cleveland is now going strong but they never are able to finish strongly, otherwise, they could walk away with the pennant. Chicago is playing good ball but not any better than five or six other teams in the league. The New York Highlanders are strong every place but in the bor and this handicap is likely to result i ntheir downfal. Boston is putting up a fine article, thanks particularly to the superb work of old Cy Young. This veteran who has been in fast company for 21 years, has won five games in a row and the greatest number of hits yet made off his de Iviery in one game is five. Interesting Facts. Four and a half is the average size of the English family. The annual profits of Monte Carlo amount to $5,000,000. Rare Ben Johnson asked no better treat than a pork pie with an abund ance of Canary wine. The largest clock in the world is at St. Rombold's cathedral, Mechlin, Belgium, if the size of the dial is the criterion. Bishop Collings of Boston is soon to go to Jamaica to take up the work of rebuilding the churches and REMOVED TO [jirger Quarters In order to meet the demands of our fast increasing business we have moved to the lareg store building 108 East Main street, next to opera house, where we will be found with a much larger stock of pianos and swing machines, and will continue to handle the best pianos for the least money of any piano house in the state. We have enroute a large shipment of the best pianos made, to add to our present stock. We handle the popular Chickering Brothers Hamilton, Valley Gem, El lington, S. W. Miller, Baldwin, and the Ellington Player pianos. We sell the same makes that we have sold for the last eight years. Why? Because they are what they are represented to be and give the best of satisfaction and are fully guar anteed. We can save you from $75 to $100 and you will get an instru ment that always gives satisfaction, or you may return the instrument. Remember: 108 E. Main St., Next to Opera House, W. S. SM TH THE RELIABLE PIANO DEALER G0QDR1DGE-CALL LUMBER CO. The Big New Shed We have now on hand a big stock of dimension timbers, boards, drop sid ing, shiplap, flooring, lap siding, shingles, lath, sash and doors. Our prices are right. Come in and see us. Goodrid^e*Call Lumber Co. J. C. JOHNSON, Local Manager. Early in the year, Russ Hall, man ager of the Butte base ball team, was roasted unmercifully by the Butte sporting writers for getting in to the race with a bush league aggre gation, but since the season has opened, Hall has demonstrated thai he has picked up a very fast team of youngsters. They are more than holding their own with the strongest teams on the coast and now Butte is preparing to give the team a rousing welcome when they arrive in the Copper City. In the National league, Chicago, as usual, is leading the procession by a wide margin. It does not seem pos sible that the invincible Cubs can be headed this year as all of the mem bers of the great team are playing right up to the handle. With Mat thewson back in form. New York may cause the Cubs a little trouble and Pittsburg, since the signing of Wagner, the peerless short stop, may cause a little worry to the World's chamns but neither of these teams will have much show to nose out the Windy City aggreation at the finish. Following his usual custom, John McCloskey and his St. Louis team are bringing up the rear and they have but small chance of getting out of the cellar. McCloskey has a grand bunch of pitchers but the re mainder of his team is woefully weak. There is now' sure to be some leal base ball in Lewi.-town this season. The Power Mercantile team has been materially strengthened but they will likely meet a worthy foe in the new Elks team whi -h is being ''rganized. The Elks team have selected the writer as their manager for the year but that should not be any material disadvantage and they will probably be able to set a fast place despite the be able to set a fast pace despite this piece of poor judgment at the start. The new uniforms ordered re cently by Hugh Wagner in Chicago for the antlered team, have arrived and are certainly beauties. The suits are of white flannel, trimmed with purple. They will surely create a stunning effect when thrown on the bunch of husky athletes who will comprise the B. P. O. Elks team. schools destroyed by the earthquake. What is believed to be the oldest newspaper in the world <s preserved at the University of Heidelberg. It is a brochure of 12 pages, bearing the date 1609. The Transvaal government, through being opened, is about to lend ap proximately $12,000,000 to the farm ers of the country to enable them to purchase modern agricultural ma chinery and implements. Full line of blank books at Democrat Supply Department. the TRACK LAYING BEGAN MAY I WORK WELL UNDER WAY BE TWEEN LOMBARD AND WHITE HALL. It is expected that the track-laying machine on the Sl. Paul road will be gin work at Lombard, laying track toward Whitehall, a distance of seven ty-five miles, by May 1. The machine is expected to complete the work in about 35 days. The track has been laid between Whitehall and Butte, with the exception of the distance covered by the tunnels through the mountains. It is now expected that the road will be completed into Butte by June 15, and that it will be open to traffic, both freight and passenger, by the 1st of July. The tunnels will not be completed and it is, therefore, likely that a switchback will be built over the mountains for temporary use. if it is edcided to open the road to traffic before the tunnels are com pleted. After the track laying between Lombard and Whitehall is completed, the machine will be moved to Durant and track laying from that point to the Bitter Root mountains will be started and pushed as rapidly as pos sible. E. H. Barrett, superintendent of construction, will be in charge of the work. Within the next year or two, prob ably, International Falls will be a ter minus for four railroads. Besides the tw oalready built to the town, the Great Northern is planning an exten sion from Dewey Lake, Minn., to In ternational Falls, and the Minneapolis & Rainy River, at present a logging road, is to be extended to the Rainy River town. The latter will, it is ex pected, be a permanent line, which will be built under the supervision of some large railroad company for use for regular freight and passenger bus iness when completed through to the border. In spite of the fact that conditions in the money market are not all that could be desired, there will be con siderable other railroad building in northern Minnesota this year. The Duluth & Northern Minnesota, a logging road, which the public hears little of, is to be extended from Schaff Lake to Gun Flint Lake, a dis tance of 80 miles. It will connect at Gun Flint Lake with the Canadian Northern, thus giving almost a direct line from Port Arthur and Fort Wil liam to Duluth. The Duluth, Rainy Lake & Winni peg begins construction work this summer on the extension of its line from Virginia to Duluth, a distance of 62 miles. The survey has been com pleted, and it is believed the clearing of the right of way and grading will begin as soon as weather conditions are favorable. Besides the International Falls ex tension, the Great Northern is planning on a line from Greenbush, Minn., to Warroad, a Minnesota town located on the Rainy river. The dis tance is 44 miles, and part of the line has already been graded. The dis tance from Dewey Lake to Interna tional Falls is 78 miles. The exten sion is partially graded now. A short line, 12 miles long, will be built by the same company between Emmert and Sax, Minn. The Minneapolis & Rainy River is already working on a 13-mile exten sion from Big Fork, Minn., to the second crossing of the Big Fork. The distance to International Falls is 80 miles. The Soo will work on its 137-mile extenson from the Mississippi river and th eNorthern Pacific is figuring on building from Detroit, Minn., to Bemidji, Minn., a distance of 71 miles The Wsconsin Central already is working on its property in Duluth, and the United States Steel corpora tion is ready to begin the construction of its belt line from a point above Proctor to the St. Louis,river, thence across to and around Superior. SAYS HARRY STRUNG 'EM. Lewistown Booster Sees Billings Boosters and Goes One Better. Editor Democrat: It has always been the pet boast of some of us Bil lings people that when it came to "jollying" and the dissemination of superheated atmosphere, we had those among us who could go some, but since the big boosters' dinner given by the "25,000 club" last Thursday evening, April 23, we arc all willingf to concede the laurel leaf to a distinguished citizen of Lewis town. Mr. Harry Yaeger is the gentleman to whom we doff our head gear. Mr. Yaeger, as the representative of a neighboring city, was asked by the toastmaster to favor the diners with a few remarks. He did so and soon had the immense crowd electri fied. Yes, they fairly whooped and howled when he said: "Our county produces more gold than any other in Montana and it produces more sapphires than all the rest of Mon tana put together. All these are yours for the asking and we are only waiting to be invited to pour them into your lap. The millions of bushels of wheat we grow also be long to you, and we want to give them to you." This and much more of the same generous nature was said by your distinguished townsman, and no wonder that we felt, individually and collectively, like yanking him from the platform and clasping him to our breast, and no wonder we all began to build lofty aerial castles of the day when the Billings & Northern would be completed and we would see the wealth of gold, precious stones, grain, wool, etc., roll upon HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW LINE OF SteWart~ Rozwood Enameled Ware Just opened up by us. This beautiful color represents years of experimenting along this line, which has just reached a successful issue, and we believe you will agree with us that this is the most beautiful lime of enameled wear that you have ever seen, We carry this celebrated line complete throughout, and you can see same by calling at our store. JUDITH HARDWARE CO. Jhe Home of all People Who Think J like an avalanche of beneficence and blessing. But. lo! the dream was speedily dispelled. There came men from Miles City who repeated, word for word, that part of Mr. Yaeger's speech and declared he had delivered himself in identical manner at the stockgrowers' meeting here. Hence these tears, this despondency and sadness that overwhelm us and cause us to lose our last remaining bit of confidence and faith in hu manity. No doubt in the kindness of his heart the gentleman felt that the hearty reception accorded him de served something in return, and he found taffy the handiest and most convenient medium of exchange just then. But, oh, the awakening on our part. Curb him, please, when next he comes this way. Shocks of that kind are often prone to be dangerous. A DISILLUSIONED ONE. Billings, April 28. 1908. Crowded Out. Belt Valley Times: J. S. Matthe son, the old time freighter, went through town Friday, on his way to the Judith country, on what he ex pects is his last trip with a freight outfit, in this section at least. He was accompanied by his old friend, Charles Russell, the cowboy artist, who has made many trips with him at different times. With the build ing of the Billings & Northern rail road it is probable that Belt will nev er see another freight outfit, so-call ed, with its ten to twenty horses or mules, drawing form two to four wagons, all controlled by the driver in the saddle on the "near" wheel horse, with a single "jerk line" to guide the lead team, and a rope to control brakes on the wagons. To many who probably do not know the method of operating the "jerk line," by which a long string of horses or mules is controlled, we will explain that the line passes from the driver's hand through rin'-s on the harness of the "near" or left hand horses of the team to the bit of the "near" leader. A series of quick jerks on the line will cause the well trained leader to turn to the right, while a steady pull will turn the animal to the left. A light bar of wood or iron leads from the collar of the "near" leader to the bit of the "off" or right horse or mule and of course he is compelled to fol low the direction taken by the animal on the "jerk ine. Other horses in the long line are specially trained in their work also, at times many fine points of driving having to be considered in hauling on mountain and canyon roads. The wheelers have to be specially trained to their work in handling the heavy pole of the lead wagon, and the "pointers" or team working next the wheelers on the end of the pole are often required to cross the heavy chain which extends from the wagon to the leaders and to which all the teams are attached, in order to help in guiding the wagon around a sharp turn. Driving a long freight team is an art not lightly acquired, and with the lessening call for this mode of trans portation, it is an experience that few will have in future. The writer recalls with pleasure his own ex perience as a "mule-skinner," more perhaps because the memory is prone to lause on the unpleasant features, and to dwell on scenes of brilliant sunshine, grand and impressive scenery, the never failing relish for campfire, cooking, induced by the active out door life, and the oc casional arrival at the frontier city in embryo, with its feverish activi tes. The early call in the frosty morning, with frozen boots to strug gle with, perhaps a digging of har ness from under a foot of fresh snow, with a labor struggle through almost impassible roads, cold and penetrat ing rains, with clinging mud and "doby," all are forgotten when na ture smiles again and the outfit "hits" | town. IF YOU HAVE SI .00 $1 $ 1,000 $ 10,000 $ 100,000 $ 1 , 000,000 Temporarily idle, there is no better way to invest it than in one of our Certificates of De posits or in our Savings Department where it will be earning for you five per cent interest. EMPIRE BANK & TRUST COMPANY. LEWISIOWN, - MONTANA THE MATCHLESS JUDITH BASIN COUNTRY IN FERGUS COUN TY, MONTANA, IS THE BEST WINTER WHEAT COUNTRY KNOWN. IF YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR LAND IN THIS DISTRICT PLEASE LIST IT FOR SALE WITH US. WE BRING BUYERS IN EVERY WEEK. Wm. H. Brotfn Company Moore , Montana chic ago* ill"* POISON PROVES FATAL. Daisy Marrigan's Suicidal Efforts Finally Proves Successful. Daisy Marrigan who, for several months past, has been an inmate of one of the houses of ill fame in this city, died last Sunday morning at the Schroeder hospital, as a result of a big dose of corosive sublimate, taken last Saturday week with suicidal intent. When the girl announced that she had taken the poison, the attending physician got to her in time to pre vent immediate death but the poison got into her blood and death became only a matter of time. A coroner's jury comprising E. G. Ivins, J. L. Harmon, A. L. Wilson, J. H. Crowley, Tom Riser and Tom Moore held an inquest in the office of Coroner Attix yesterday morning and brought in a verdict in accord ance with the facts as given above. The unfortunate girl was about 20 years of age and was born in Cleve land, Ohio, where her parents still reside. She came to Lewistown from Butte several weeks ago. She had made repeated threats to commit suicide and finally, for no particular reason, carried out her designs. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, interment being made in the city cemetery.