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1 Fergus County Democrat. Vol V. No. 1. LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1908 Price 5 Cents THE MORE FASTIDIOUS YOU ARE THE MORE YOU LIKE COMFORT, OR THE MORE ECONOMICAL YOU ARE THE BETTER YOU WILL LIKE OUR SHOES We now have a complete stock of all the new lasts and would be pleased to show them to you. Harry Brown, LEWISTOWN, MONTANA. t*P Q?i What „ the use ot Waiting? A dollar a week buys a Victor. Enjoy it while you pay for it. "Easy payments are the modern way. VICTOR quality is the highest. And we have all sizes, styles and prices. Come and see about it to day. Emil W. Saxl DIAMOND BLOCK A Perfect Coffee Maker Good, delicious coffee, every day. Is now assured—no hit or miss about It—with a rfe .D aiming 'owman ** METEOR** Coffee Percolator All the strength and aroma are extracted from the coffee by distil lation—a process which will save you sac UnrC too styles and sises. far Bala by SUTTER BROS. Diamond Block Lewistown, : : : : Montana BUSINESS HOUSES TO CLOSE Double Corner Stone Laying Ceremonies Subject of Proclamation by Mayor Pinkley Many Visitors Will be Present. Proclamation. Lewistown Mont,, Aug. 25, 1908. Whereas, Wadnesday, the 26th day of August, 1908, is a day of auspicious circumstances in the City of Lewis town, being the occasion of the lay ing of two corner 9tones, one of the new court house and one of the Masonic temple, which, occasion marks an era in the progress of the city; And whereas, it seems fitting and proper that all business should be laid aside during the ceremonies at tendent upon the laying of said corn er stones, and that all business houses, including saloons, be closed from business from the hour of 12 o'clock M. of said day to the hour of 5 o'clock p. m. Now therefore, I do hereby earnest ly proclaim and request that all and singular business be laid aside and all business houses and saloons be clos ed during said hours, and so far as possible all citizens participate in the ceremonies aforesaid. J. E. PINKLEY, Mayor. The above proclamation by Mayor Pinkley was issued this morning. All of the business houses in the city have signified their willingness to close their stores during the hours mentioned in the proclamation. Program for the Day. The first exercises of the day will be the opening of the Grand Lodge ^ of Masons at Masonic hall at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m. This will con clude the ceremonies for the morn ing. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the parade will form at the junction of Main street and Fourth avenue. The order of parade will be: Lewistown band, Masons, civic bodies and fire department. Lay Court House Comer Stone. The marchers will first proceed to ANOTHER BIG MILL FOR KENDALL CAMP GOLD LINKS PREPARING TO BUILD—EAGLES SOAR—OTH ER NOTES OF INTEREST. Kendall, Aug. 24.—For some weeks past the ranchers on the Park and on the Warm Spring side of the mountains, have suffered the loss of colts and calves. Most of the ranch ers claim that a mountain lion is roaing through that district and sev eral have caught glimpses of the animal, usually along the wagon road, DEMOCRATS ARE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC Despite the rain which fell in tor rents about the time for meeting, a large number of democrats assembled at the city hall last Saturday evening ing and perfected the organization of a Bryan and Kern club. Enthusiasm was rampant throughout the meeting and every person present expressed his intention of getting out and work ing actively for the success of the democratic county, state and national tickets at the coming election. Ombaum Is President. Breck Ombaum, who circulated the call for the meeting, was chosen president of the new club. Mr. Om baum is an enthusiastic, well inform ed democrat and his selection means that the club will be kept up to the effective working point at all times. The other officers chosen are: Tom Stout, vice-president; H. A. Davee, secertary, and Joseph Jackson, treas urer. A financial committee was also apointed and an execuntive and other commitees will be announced by President Ombaum at the next meet ing which will be held Saturday night of this week. Hon. E. G. Worden was appointed chairman of the committee on by laws and resolutions and, before the meeting was over, presented his re port which was adopted with a few changes. Money It Collected. Some one sugested that it might ^ the new court house where the corner stone will be laid with the usual Masonic ceremonies. Senator T. D. Long who was to have delivered the address of the day, wired Chairman Petersen Sunday that he is unable to get here. An effort was made to se cure Hon. A. C. Gormley, of Great Falls, but a previous engagement also prevented him from being here. It is likely that the Hon. C. B. Nolan, of Helena, who will be here as one of the officers of the Masonic grand lodge, will deliver the address. March to Masonic Temple. The band and Masons will, im mediately following the close of the ceremonies at the court house, march to the Masonic temple where their services will be held. After the corn er stone has been duly laid by the grand lodge officers, A. C. Logan, ot Billings, who was Grand Master of the Masonic fraternity when Lewis town Lodge No. 37 was organized, will deliver the address of the day. In passing, it may be stated that Mr. Logan is one of the most polished orators in the state. Banquet in the Evening. The festivities will be concluded with a big banquet by the Masons in their hall in the evening. Hon. J. D. Waite will officiate as toastmaster and all of the visitors and several local gentlemen will respond to toasts. Prominent Men Will Be Here. Among the prominent outsiders who will be present are Grand Master Kenyon, of Helena; Deputy Grand Master Nolan, of Helena; Grand Sec retary Hedges, of Helena, and Grand Treasurer Parchen, of Helena. U. S. Marshal Thomas Merrifield, B. T. Hathaway, assistant state superin tendent of schools and a number of the members of the Black Eagle Com mandary Knights Templars, of Great Falls, are also expected. near the Buchanan place. A few days ago Charles Benton was on his way to Kendall. Near the Buchanan place, his horses took fright and ran up the road, and he could hardly con trol them. He looked back and he animal was out in the road. The lion was seen a year ago on the Moulton ranch, and those who saw it declare that it was an African lion. This is highly improbable, however, as it is not likely that an African lion would survive one of our northern winters. On the other hand, it is very unusual for a mountain lion to kill so freely at this season of the year. It appears that a year or two ago a couple of lions escaped from a show passing through the state and that they were never recaptured. The theory of the residents west of the mountains is that one of these had wandered into this section of the be a good thing to begin the work of collecting funds to be sent to the national commitee and in a jiffy, over thirty dollars had been planked down. It is believed that the Fergus county Bryan annd Kern club will be able to raise at least one hundred dollars if not much more, for the national committee, in addition to the funds which will be required for the local work of the organization. The club will hold meetings every other Sat urday evening, beginning with next Saturday. Democratic Primaries. The democratic primaries will be ■held next Saturday evening and, from reports which reach this office, the interest is being worked up in al' parts of the county. It is certain that there will be a full representation of democrats at the democratic conven tion which has been called for Sat urday week, September 5. Mrs. Cheadle Returns. Mrs. E. K. Cheadle returned home the latter part of the week from Boulder where she was with Judge Cheadle for two weeks. The Judge if considerably improved but will not be able to return home for another week. He has the sincerest and best wishes of hundreds of friends in Fer gus county for a speedy recovery from the injuries received in his most unfortunate accident. country. The matter was at first treated as a joke by those who heard these stories, but it is entirely too practical a joke for the men who have lost stock to appreciate. Guy Nor man, the heaviest loser, has offered a reward of twenty dollars for the animal, dead or alive, but o one has any intention of bringing in a "live one" although several local gun men are talking of going out, loaded for lions. A. S. Wright, accompanied by Will Clean, the surveyor, who will have charge of the construction of the mill on the Gold Links property, left for Lewistown Saturday. The gentle men came out to look over the prop erty, after the strike last week, Mr. Wright said: "Last week our miners broke through a big vug, two sets of timbers in depth. The loose rock and also the solid formation in the bottom is a porous, vuggy ore, exact ly like that in the Santiago, and on the side of the Barnes-King next to us. While I do not consider that we are in the ore body proper, we are now in ore that carries values. We are only down three hundred and forty feet and we had not expected to encounter any ore for another fifty feet. We have changed our plans for our mill and will build it right at the mine so that we will dump our ore over a big grizzly di rectly into the mill. The mill will be the same capacity, tonnage, etc., that I stated some weeks ago. It will be .cheaper to build a*mill at the mine and thus eliminate the expense of building a tramway, which is no small item. We will build a large pipe line down through the Stevens ranch, and sluice our slums through that, just as they do at the Homestake mines in South Dakota. We have the eleva tion and that is what this survey is to determine. Last Monday the local aerie of Eagles soared high when about thirty new members tried their wings, and were initiated into the mysteries of the order. It was a big day for the Kendall aerie in that this was the largest class ever initiated into the order. About twenty members of the Lewistown aerie came in automobiles or on the stage, to join in the festivi ties. At 1 p. m., the Eagles, headed by the K. P. band, paraded along McKinley avenue to the K. P. hall over Jones' opera house, where the Eagles meet. Here the initiates found a goat awaiting them, but they wer.' all rough riders and came out with flying colors. Late in the evening an elaborate banquet was served and the tables laden with good things twere soon relieved of their Durden. Mrs. T. W. Humphreys was present to pour the coffee. T. W. Humphreys was toastmaster and, while every one was enjoying the aroma of good cigars, many responded with toasts appropriate to the occasion, and sev eral selections were rendered by the band. It was early morning before the merrymakers left for their homes after a royal good time. On Monday afternoon the North Moccasin Gun Club held a shoot at the club grounds, near the Kendall. The day was clear and fine, anl the members of the club in good tr ; m, and ran up some fine scores. The Lewistown team was expected but didn't come. This made it necessary to cut out three of the events, the Wilson and the Warren medals an,! the team shoot. Lyman Wilson made the highest score, breaking 145 birds out of a possible 150. J. H. W'cks and Charles McLain weer even up, with 137 each. McGowan next, with 127, and Paterson, 118. Matt Gallant dropped out of the first event but brought down 106 out of 140. J. H. Wicks won the club button. Death of Phyllis Doherty. Phylis Oneita, the 3-year old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doherty, died about 3 o'clock yesterday after noon. The little girl had been ailing for some time but no one thought that her condition was dangerous. Phylis was 3 years and 9 months of age. She was born in this city. Phylis was a bright, beautiful little child, the idol of her parents and loved by every one who know her. The funeral services will be held to-morrow after noon at 2:30 o'clock from the M. E. church with the Rev. A. W. Hammer, of Utica, officiating. Brings Bubble Back Home. Harry Yaeger came in Thursday evening from Helena with his auto mobile which has been out of com mission since the accident at Dia mond the first of July. Harry made fine time on his homeward trip until he' got to old Oka Wednesday night where he lost the road and wandered around on the "Great American Desert" practically all night. When he discovered himself the next morn ing, he was but two or three hun dred yards from Garneill and had been circling about the town for hours. Harry's machine is now as good as new and he intends to make up for lost time by getting all pos sible fun out of the big car during the remainder of this season. THREE G REAT BAL L GAMES Sizzling Exhibition of the National Game by Drake, North Dakota, and Lewistown Local Players Two of Three. Saturday—Drake, 2; Lewistown, 0. Sunday—Lewistown, 2; Drake, 0. Monday-—Lewistown, 9; Drake, 0. Three of the cleanest games of base ball ever seen in this city or this part of the state, were played Saturday, Sunday and yesterday with the crack aggregation from Drake, North Da kota, and Lewistown (not to mention the umpire) furnishing the fun. All three games were shutouts, Lewis town drawing the bucket of white wash the first day and Drake taking the cipher in the two last games. The games Saturday and Sunday were ex citing contests, neither being decided until the last, and wai out in the final session, but yesterday the Lewistown players simply smothered their op ponents with some of the prettiest and cleanest hitting ever seen in a ball game. First Game Goes to Drake. A big crowd was out Saturday afternoon to witness the opening seance. Smith was in the box for Lewistown and Campbell did the hurling for the visitors. The contest was a pitcher's battle throughout, with honors even, each team getting three hits. Both pitchers were well supported although Campbell had slightly the better of it in this part of the game. Everything was going along lovely, until the fifth inning when Shaefcr, Drake's fast little second baseman, led off with a safe hit. Woodward sacrificed him to second, Friedlien wa» given his base on balls and on a mixup over a balk while Smith was at bat, Shaeffer scored and an error a moment later let Friedlien come across the plate. Those two were all the visitors got but they were enough for the Drake hoys played league ball behind Camp bell. Friedlien at third, and Franklin IMPORTANT CAPTURE MADE BY MARTIN SHERIFF AND DEPUTY RIDE DOWN HORSE THIEVES— LONG TRIP. Sheriff Ed Martin and Deputy Sheriff John Biglen returned Thurs day evening from Zortman in the Little Rockies, having in custody two breeds, Lavelle and Daniels, who were wanted for horse stealing. Sheriff Martin says that the trip was about the hardest he ever took. DOZEN ELEVATORS FOR FERGUS No fewer than one dozen and probably more elevators will dot the benches and valleys of Fergus county before the grain crop of 1909 is threshed. Two of these, the Montana Elevator company plant at Moore and that of the Judith Basin Milling company in this city, comprise the pioneers among this big bunch of enterprises, the other ten being the result of the belief which has become generally prevalent during the past year of the coming supremacy of Fergus county as a wheat growing region. Three for Lewistown. Lewistown gets three new eleva tors, each with a capacity of 35,000 bushels. That of C. C. Lytle is near ing completion while work has be gun on the plants of the Montana Elevator company and the Western Lumber & Grain company. These new plants will give Lewistown four first class elevators. At Glengary, the Montana Elevator company and the Western Lumber & Grain company are erecting 35,000 bushel elevators. At Moore, the Western Lumber & Grain people have a new elevator well along toward completion, while at Straw, the Mon tana Elevator company is putting in a new elevator. String of Elevators. The Royal Milling company, of Great Falls, ha9 announced an inten 'center, were especially effective, each landing some hard chances at critical times. Revenge in Sunday Game. About one-half of the people in Lewistown and several from Moore were on hand to see the game Sun day. Carelton went into the box and was opposed by Friedlien. This same boy Friedlien is some pitcher, having been given trials by both St. Paul in the American association and Seattle in the P. N. league. He was not at his best Sunday owing to over work but at that was somewhat of a puzzle to the Lewistown sluggers. Carleton pitched fine, steady ball from start to finish and was given superb support from every man be hind him. Sweeney, Hottlc and Bake'r all made circus catches in the outer garden. Sweeney, in particular, back ed up against the fence in left field and pulled down one from McKeen's bat. Two men on bases at the time and this play certainly saved the game. Baker picked a terrific liner off his shoe laces and in the same inning, Hottle duplicated the feat. Williams had four putouts, one of which he had to do a Circus Solly act in order to get. Little Willard grabbed everything that came to his territory with such precision and a plomh while old reliable "Bill" Slater was in the game all the time. At first, "Heinic" Haasch went into the air or picked 'em out of the dust, just as they came. And hack of the bat, Captain Davis played faultlessly, getting every foul that landed inside the fence, steady ing Carelton and keeping the entire team on their toes and playing. On the other hand, the visitors were not playing their game. Little Woodard attempted to do a bit of (Continued on page 8.) lie and Biglen rode over three hun dred miles in less than five days nvhich is certainly traveling along some even for a couple of men who ; arc used to the saddle. They rode rgilit up tothc men who had the stolen horses in their possession. Daniels Will Plead Guilty. When arraigned before Judge Bras sey last Friday afternoon, Daniels decided that there was no use in try ing to get away with the case and announced his intention of entering a plea of guilty. He also exonerated Lavelle who he said had nothing to do with the stealing of the horse. Lavelle said that he did not know that the horse was stolen property until told so by the sheriff as Daniels had represented to his partner that ike horse had been purchased. Daniels will be sentenced as soon as Judge Cheadle returns. ■tion to erect a line of elevators along the Billings-Northern and located at Buffalo, Mendon, New Philbrook, Benchland and Stanford. Much New Land Broken. According to Mr. Hilger, who has traveled about the country a great deal during the present summer, there are and have been for several weeks, thirty-two steam plows at work in the county. Each plow will have averaged not less than 1,000 acres of ground, or 32,000 acres of new sod turned over in this manner. It is certain that more than that much new ground has been turned with horses. Say, 38,000 acres in this manner, making 70,000 acres of new land reclaimed for wheat raising pur poses in this one county in one year. Muoh of the ground which has been previously cultivated is also be ing seeded this year. According to the most careful estimates, there will be not less than 70,000 acres of th's character of ground sown in wheat, making a total of 140,000 acres of wheat which is to be harvested next summer. Profiting by the experience of the present season, the wehat growers have carefully prepared this ground and this is certain to mean, with just an ordinary season, an average of 30 bushels per acre, or over three mil lion bushels of wheat for Fergus county next year.