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Fergus County Democrai
Vol V. No. 15. LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1908 Price 5 Cents Copyright 1908 by Hart Schaffner & Marx Lots of style in these overcoats of ours; auto coats, raincoats, top coats, general utility overcoats, dress-up overcoats; we're ready for any sort of demand on us;' and we know the styles are right. HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX don't make any other but stylish clothes; all wool, perfectly tailor ed. We'll fit you in every way— taste, body, pocketbook. SUITS AND OVERCOATS. *15.00 TO *35.00 Harry Brown, The best present is some thing for the home. The best thing for the home is VICTOR Phonograph Nothing makes home so in . viting and so popular as this great and versatile entertain er. From $10 to $200 1 EmilW.Saxl r? December Edison and Victor F; - ! records now on sale. If you are contemplating the purchase of a Solitaire ring, we should be glad to have you call and look over our stock. You will find a generou variety of fine DIAMOND RINGS with handsomely mounted stones of first water. Diamonds of large or small karat at from $11.00 to $350.00. Also fine Montana Sapphire Solitaire Rings, from $6.00 to $55.00. This is the best appointed jewelry store in town, and we have the largest and most attractive assortment of WATCHES, CHAINS, BROOCHES BRACELETS and LOCKETS to be found in central Montana. Sutter Bros. Lewistown, Montana GIVEN THEIR CERTIFICATES V- Newly Elected County and Township Officers Re ceive Notification of Their Success at the Polls-Other News. Clerk and Recorder C. L. MyersicW last week mailed to the newly elected officers of Fergus county their cer tificates of election. The official ros ter of Fergus county for the next two years will be as follows: Representatives, R. B. Thompson and Dr. C. W. Smith. Clerk and Recorder, C. L. Myer sick. Treasurer, Grant Robinson. Sheriff, Edward Martin. Clerk of Court, John B. Ritch. County Attorney, J.*C. Huntoon. Assessor, John S. Marshall. County Commissioners, Julius Pet erson, J. M. Parrent and W. T. Neill. Surveyor, H .C. Tilzey. Superintendent of Schools, Orpha Noble. Administrator, S. W. Pennock. Thompson, Myersick, Martin, Ritch, Marshall, Parrent, Noble and Pennock succeed themselves. The new officers, WILL BUILD BRANCH LINE TO BILLINGS REPORTED THAT ST. PAUL WILL TAP SUGAR CITY IN THE SPRING. It is generally understood among railroad contractors employed on the St. Paul railroad in the western ex tension that a branch of the St. Paul line will be constructed from Round up to Billings as soon as spring is well advanced, being the first branch •line of the new transcontinental rail road to be constructed," declared a prominent Milwaukee official who was in Billings yesterday on his re turn from western Montana, says the Billings Gazette. "The intention of the company to build this branch is common talk and from what I gathered the surveys have already been made. "It seems that the Milwaukee is anxious to get some of the business, which originates in this section and also to be able to place the coal from its mines on the Billings market, be lieving that Billings is destined to make great strides in a manufactur ing way and thus have a big demand for fuel in the near future. "I have it from good authority that it is the intention of the company to build this railroad just as soon as it has its coast extension completed and trains running to the coast by July 1 I am inclined to think that the pros pects of trains running on a branch of the Milwaukee into Billings inside of 18 months and probably inside of one year are excellent. "It is the understanding of the con tractors to whom I talked that the RETURNS FROM PLEASANT VISIT E. D. Barney, the well-known Deerfield rancher and gardener, re turned a few days ago from a months visit in Chicago and Central Iowa. Mr. Barney looks about ten years younger as a result of his vacation which he says he enjoyed hugely. The Deerfield gentleman went to Chicago with a train load of cattle, comprising 27 cars loaded by himself, C M. Belden, Theo. Hogeland and a number of other stockmen on the Ju dith. All of the shippers are loud in their praise of the treatment accord ed them by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. They were given a good coach and their train was sent right along at good rate and without any unnecessary delays. They struck a fine market, the top price being $6.00 per hundred. "From Chicago. T went down into Iowa, around where I held forth when a youngster." said Mr. Barney. "It was my first visit back there in 24 years and no more change had taken with the exception of the treasurer, begin their terms on January 1st. The treasurer does not go into office until March 1st. Few New Deputies. There will be few changes in the force of deputies. Clerk Myersick will keep his present excellent force comprising Frank Cunningham, Frank Carleton and Miss Georgia Deaton. Mrs. Ritch will continue to act as the very efficient deputy in the office of the clerk of the district court with Mrs. T. W. Warren as the extra deputy when the work is extra heavy. Sheriff Martin does not content plate any changes at this time. As sessor Marshall has not yet fully de cided on his force although Mrs Peters will remain in the office. File Their New Bonds. All of the new officers have filed taheir bonds in the office of the clerk and recorder. Of these, the treasurei has to put up a $100,000 bond, the sheriff, $12,000, and all officers, $10,000 each. branch to Billings will be extended to Yellowstone National park, going up the Stillwater river to the vicinity of Cooke City and opening a rich, but undeveloped country." It has been generally conceded that the branch from Roundup to Billings would be built as was stated in the Gazette some time ago and the news, which the railroad man brings to Bill ings, confirms the general impression * * * Excursion Rates. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railroad is making excursion rates from all stations in Montana on its lines to Chicago, to the interna tional livestock exposition, Nov. 28 to Dec. 10. This is the first time that the people of the west have had a rate made for that exposition. It is one of the greatest livestock exhibitions in the United States, and horses, cat tle and sheep are sent there from all parts of the United States and Canada. * * * The state railroad commission an nounces yesterday that, effective Dec. 20, the 3,000 mile mileage books can be used interchangeably on the lines of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul from the Dakotas westward to the coast, the arrangement being the same which is effective on the North ern Pacific, the Great Northern, tin Oregon Short Line and the Burling ton. Will Keep Criger. Boston. Nov. 25.—The baseball manager who could tell just when to let a former diamond star go and when to hold him for another season or two, could name .his own figure and have baseball presidents bidding wild ly for his services. All this talk of selling Lou Crigei of the Red Sox is entertaining. The fans all know Lou and the work he i= capable of. When he was taken ill and was forced out of the game, it was second only to a national calam ity. He came back strong, and last place in the smaller towns there in that time than would occur here in six months. "Land has risen to a big price hack there, $100 per acre being about the prevaiing price at which the average farm land is held. At that, they do not begin to raise the crops that we do. Many of the small farmers who find it impossible to get ahead are looking toward the west and cheaper land and I expect a big immigration into Montana during the next few years. "Another thing I learned is that one can get more for his money right here in Lewistown than any town of sim ilar size T visited. The price may be a little higher on many things here hut the goods are bettr. T would ad vise any person who has a lurking feeling of dissatisfaction with this country ,to go hack there and spend a few weeks. I am satisfied that thev would then be willing to come hack to 'God's country' and settle down in perfect contentment." season was as valuable an asset as President Tylor had. His knowledge of baseball and batters in particular, made him invaluable in handling the new pitchers. Lou is one of thos players who take pride in developing promising youngsters, and as for his assistance with the older ones, you have but to ask Cy Young. With C\ Lou is the real and only catcher. Comiskey may have thought he could get Lou for that $10,000. If he did he was taking front rank as a man who was willing to take chances, and in his offer there lies the finest compliment ever paid Criger. If Comiskey is willing to risk $10,000 to get Lou it is reasonably certain the Red Sox will be equally wise and hold onto .his clever backstop. No one knows how many years of baseball Lou Criger has left, but Manager Fred Lake appears to think there are at least a few. When he decided not to sell, he put his stamp of approval upon the work to come by this catcher and it is safe to say the fans believe Fred Lake's guess is a good one. THANKSGIVING IN THE BIG GOLD CAMP ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM NORTH MOCCASIN MINING CAMP. Kendall, Nov. 30.—The weather turned off fair for Thankgiving, and the day was fair and warm as could be desired. Innumerable small din ner parties were on the day's pro gram, for there were few families in Kendall who did not have at least one and usually several guests to help them celebrate the festive day. In the evening a dance was given by the combined lodges, and proved a very pleasant event, and was largely attended. Messrs. Reiley, Ha >*en, Mellor and Smith prepared their own dinner at the Barnes-King "mess." Paul Smith was chef with'the other three gentle men as assistants, and a fine dinner was served at a late and fashionable hour. Misses Anna Clinger and Ernestjfbc Sykes went to Lewistown to spend Thanksgiving. Miss Ada Myersick went to Lewis town Wednesday to spend the rest of the week. A. S. d'Autremont who holds the position of conductor on the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, arrived in Kendall last week to spend Thanksgiving at the home of his brother. Editor L. E. d'Autremont. Miss Clotilda d'Autremont was at home to her friends on Saturday evening at the home of her brother, L. E. d'Autremont, who with Mrs. d'Autrcmont, assisted her in entertain ing. Various games were played and at a late hour refreshments of 'not chicken and sandwiches, coffee, fruit salad and cake, were served. Those who enjoyed Miss d'Autremont's hos pitality were: Misses Brown, Cora Brown, Coulter, Isabella Coulter, Donahue. Fahey, Marshall and Lottie Stevens, and Messrs. Burgess, Victoi d'Autremont. A. S. d'Autremont, Dtitcher, Frazier, Hayden, Lakey, Mc Kinney, Mellor, Reiley, Smith and Wunderlin. Rev. R. W. Anthony, who had charge of the pastorate in Kendall be fore the now existing Presbyterian church was organized, has written friends in Kendall that he has accept ed the pastorate of a Presbyterian church in Cleveland, Ohio, and will begin his new duties on December 1 . Word has been received here that the family of Vance Butler is quaran tined for diphtheria in Helena. C. E. Becraft rode into town on Fri day and rode directly to the hospital It appears that the horse he was rid ing pitched pretty hard and succeed ed in landing his rider in a barbed wire fence, about a mile below town. That afternoon Becraft was taken to Lewistown. He had received a pain ful # - ire cut just below the knee, that penetrated to the hone. M rs. Leonard E. Wilson slipped and fell on the side- walk in front of Staf ; ford's grocery store on Wednesday ! afternoon. She was taken to the ! rooms of the Misses Fahey and Dr Lakey was called. Later Mr. Wilson arrived and procured a carriage to . take Mrs. Wilson home. | Messrs. Parker, Nelson. Smith and I Pe : sert returned Sunday night from la hunting trip down in the brakes of Armells. They succeeded in killing four deer. I M essrs. Lee Hilliard, Charles Me Lain and Horn got back from the Snowies Saturday night, and brought with them four deer. While at work in the Kendall Tues day, Dave Goolwin slipped and struck himself in the face with a crow-lvi brusing himself painfully. JURY CALLED NEXT WEEK Short Term of District Court Will Be Held To Clean Up All Criminal Business Now Pending-Four Cases To Be Heard. .bldg- ('beadle, last Wednesday, called the eriminal calendar of eases now pend ing and set the dates for their trial, the jury 1ms been called for Monday, comber 14th, at 0:30 o'clock, lnns nitich as there are hut a few eases to a- tried, a stipulation was entered ui v> whereby no jurors shall he drawn, rum a distance exceeding 25 miles, llintou to be Tried First. Klmer Hinton, the young man who is in jail charged with first degree mur ler, will lie tried first. Hinton, it is illeged, limvdtrod II. W. Malmney, at loundup on the Oth day of November, by striking him on the head with a neck yoke. it is understood that ho rill enter a. plea of self defense. Two days have been set aside 1 or the linton trial and on the Kith, ('let •). (ones will he tried for attempted ex tortion and blackmail, dimes is the young man who wrote to S. S. Holi sm,, president of the Hank of Fergus unty, ordering him to leave $ 2,000 at a certain designated spot, under pain if severe consequences in ease the liunk r refused, 'i lie first letter not bring GARNEILL NEITHER DEAD NOR DYING FRIEND OF DEMOCRAT SAYS OLD TOWN MUST GET IN GAME. (Editor's Note: Concerning seiuiiuenls pressed in the letter published below, the Democrat's editor might say that inec our friends at Garneill do not yet possess the proud though not altogether unusual distinction of a newspaper of heir own, the columns of the -Demo rat are open to the good people of that hustling little town and vicinity. If they have a grievance, we will voice it and ii they wish to "toot their own imn'' but have no horn to toot, we will furnish the horn.) Garneill, Merit., Nov. 28. Dear Mr. Editor: It lias just occurred to us as i good idea to use a part ul your vat cable paper is a means ol tooting our iwii hoin just a little. We are not for tunale enough to have a paper of our wn and knowing that the Democrat travels to every corner of this conn ty as well as to nmny foreign coun tries, we picked your |iapcr from tlie ever growing list as the medium of our mmunieat ions. It makes us somewhat envious to lie without any representation of our own, as it were. Hardly a day passes that do not have the pleasure of read ing the latest papers from our neighbor ing villages through their own news papers, and here are we who (an re member when 'the .Snowy mountains weren't half the size they now are, lying dorniuiit, in a stupor, and all those burgs 'rowing up right under our nose. We must wake. From now on wo MC'S'l HE RESPECTED. Our aspirations are not so great. We do not care for the county seat at pres ent although it wouldn't surprise us one BOUND OVER TO DISTRICT COURT Elmer Hinton who has been confined in the couny jail at this place since the 11th of November, charged with the murder of H. W. Mahaney, was given his preliminary hearing at Roundup last Tuesday evening and was bound over to the district court. Owing to the absence of Justice Cook of Roundup, Justice R. G. Shiell, of Garneill, went down and conducted the preliminary. Four witnesses were examined, Elmer Testerman, A. E. Peterson, W. M. Koontz and and A. M. Don nelly. The testimony deducted at the hearing was substantially the same as stated in the Democrat of last week. The testimony of Donnelly at whose ranch Hinton had been the day after the homicide, was to the effect that the defendant came there Sunday evening and stayed all night, being acquainted with M. R. DeFries at that ranch. He told there a story of hav ing had some trouble with Mahaney over a bridle which resulted in Ma haney's picking up a neckyoke and ing anything, except a dummy pack age which was placed there for the pur pose iff catching the would-be extortion ist, .Tones wrote a second and more uieuaueing letter to Mr. Hobson. He was taken into custody a few daye later by She:ill' Martin. On the 17th and 18th Johnny Hcally and Hal Danzer, charged with resisting an officer, will lie tried. It is alleged 'lint the hoys knocked Night Watch man Harmon down anil beat him up while the otlieer was taking them to the city jail several mouths ago. Jurors Ate Drawn. The following jurors have been drawn for the coming term of court: James Benjamin, A. E. Brin:hie, Jnliez Cox, Ed. S. Eckert, Joseph Folda, J. L. Harmon, I. M. llolionsnek, John Jcnni, Fred Jeuni, Anton King, I. (!. Lewis, J. It. Mime Ices and A. Williamson of Lewistown. F. A. Bacon, David Brieker, Charles II. Cruly, VV. ii. Getehell, A. J. Houck, Nols luucaii, C. II. Longman and C. Ward Stone, of Moore. Felix Darcy, of Mnginnis. I. C. Hayden Henry Parrent and C. C. Reed of Kendall. 0. V. Peek ol Deerfield. George II. Shepard of Rogers. i II. I'. Welch of Jones. hit. to see a few of the small towns around here consolidate, demand a chunk of Fergus and Meagher, form a new county, say to he named Norris, and make (iarneill the county seat. in passing, we might say that we have lots of room for a county seat. Two transcontinental railroads pass through our city and (iarneill is, thero loro a distributing point for a large section of country. It is hardly neces sary to mention the names of our busi ness mi n. or of our farmers and slock in-n for everybody knows them. We might tell you that "Big" and A. iS. Wright paid ns a pleasant visit last week, speaking and talking about old times, and that we hail 1 a hearty hand shake from our old friends, Cone Lane and Clarence Mcivoiu. But these are every day happenings and we could not possibly tell you the names of all the people who make (iarneill their head quarters or stop with us when passing through the country. Clarence remarked that, the last time he was at (iarneill was "when Dave llilger killed the nigger" hut times have changed since then and we have Imd no killings for many a day. The children of tile (iarneill school gave their annual entertainment Wed nesday night and did credit to them selves and teachers. I'lie thanksgiving dance in the town hall was a decided success. A largo crowd was in attendance and all had a jolly time. the big event, of the year ir (iarneill will be the "Burns Celebration," but we shall tell you about that later on. Next week or some other week, we will tell you about a lot if other things. Just keep your eyes open for the (iar neill items. Ed Lacuccur, the tinner employed by the Fergus County Hardware Co., had a narrow escape from death while working on the new court house last Sunday. He was doing some work on the tower when he lost his hold and fell to the roof. Fortu nately, he rolled into a gutter and was kept from rolling off of the build ing. A disocated shoulder and a few other bruises, more or less severe, were all the injuries he sustained. going for Hinton, who, in order to protect himself grabbed a break pole and delivered the fatal blow. Hinton left the Donnelly ranch early Monday morning, going into Devil's Basin where he remained until taken by the authorities. The charge against Hinton at the present time is that of first degree murder, but it is generally believed that the charge will be changed to involuntary or voluntary manslaugh ter. The nature of the charge will depend on Judge Ch^tdle. Under the present charge Hinton will have to remain in jail to await trial, but as soon as the charge is changed to the less serious crime he will be released tindr bonds. Maud E. Bowen has instituted suit in the district court against B. T. Bowen, for divorce, on the grounds of desertion. They were married in Spokane in 1905 and the plaintiff al leges that the defendant deserted her in Billings a short while later.