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All Around Fergus County
Items of Interest to Our Readers Clipped From Our Contemporaries.
(Musselshell Nows').
Every town has a good ball team
in the winter time, if vou take the
say of the ordinary fan who chaffs on
the curbstone, Flarlowton proves to
be no exception. But there is in this
town the nucelus of a first class ball
team. The following have played in
fast company and are very likely to
be here in the summer time to repre
sent the town: Wood Stevenson,
Bert Sprague, B. C. I fines, Oliver
Stevens. Platt Richardson and W. C.
Husband. If Dr. Campbell assumes
the management again he has a pretty
good bunch here with which to start
the ball "arolling."
We learn that Mr. P. I. Moule, for
merly a large rancher near the Snowy
mountains, is now on his way to
Perry, X. V. Mr. Mottle and family
wffibegin the* r'*j our ney't o*' Por U a n'd,
Maine, on January 1.
Bert Blethen, our new lire chief, is
building a new fire 'hall and will have
it completed in a few days. He ex
pects to have the chemical engine in
running order by the first of January,
when all orders for fire protection
will have prompt attention.
Among the latest improvements in
the town arc two are lights, one
shines brightly on the corner of Main
street and Central avenue and the
other sheds its light in front of the
new hotel. It is not to be expected
that a young town will have all the
modern conveniences at the beginning,
but if any new town is making more
rapid progress in becoming strictly
up-to-date than Harlowton is at the
present time, the people here, who
are from Missouri, would like to be
shown. Harlowton is growing not
alone in population and wealth, but
in those modern conveniences which
go to make life more enjoyable.
A very pretty wedding occurred
last Sunday evening at the home of
the bride's parents on Main street,
when Miss Alice Porter was united^ in
marriage to Mr. Arthur Weston. The
wedding was a quit ceremony, only
relatives of the parties being present,
with Rev. O. T. Krieger, of Garneill,
officiating. The bride has lived in
Harlowton for some time and has be
come one of H arlowton's popular
young ladies. The groom is the
proprietor of the Mint Saloon, and
has a host of friends in this vicinity.
The people of Harlowton wish the
happy couple the fullest measure of
success and joy as they began life in
their new home.
On December 28th the Methodist
Episcopal church of Harlowton will
have its official beginning. The
church is to be a good sized struc
ture and will be one of the ornaments
of the town. The corner stone is to
be laid by District Superintendent YV.
W. Van Or set el, the veteran preacher
and missionary of this section. Rev.
O. T. Kreiger, the pastor of this
charge, and his congregation are t>
be congratulated upon their energy
when 'the members of the congrega
tion are rather few in number. The
Methodists now hold services in the
school house. All are looking for
ward to some sunny day in June when
their church will be completed and
ready for occupancy. Services will
be held in the school house on the
evening of Decamber 28th.
(Roundup Record.)
John C. Hogl, of Lewistown, was
here Wednesday.
The large crowd which turned out
to take part in the band boys' hard
time dance given last Saturday even
ing showed conclusively that the ef
forts on the part of the boys to pro
vide a band for Roundup are being
appreciated by the public in general
Fully fifty couples were present and
a most enjoyable evening was spent
by the participants, many of whom
appeared in fantastic costumes
keeping with the nature of this social
function. Those who were not pru
dent enough to shed their go-to-meet
ing clothes or to hide their jewelry
were arrested and brought up in
kangaroo court and assessed a fine
for their waywardness.
A man, whose name we are unable
to ascertain, died a Musselshell Wed
nesday night as a result of too much
booze. The coroner of Yellowstone
county was notified and an inquest
will be held over his body.
Mrs. W. A. Lewis arrived here yes
terday morning from Red Lodge to
join her husband, who has charge of
the Roundup Drug Co. They have
rented one of the Schroeder cottages
on Second street east where they will
Cal Millard, manager of the skat
ing rink and Gaiety Amusement Co.,
has booked the three Turners, a team
of acrobatic and fancy roller skaters
to appear here sometime the fore part
of next month. This should prove a
star attraction, being secured only at
a great cost to the management.
There will be a hard time masked
ball in the skating rink New Year's
eve. A swell bracelet will be given
to the lady dressed in the best hard
time costume, and a Stetson hat will
go to the gentleman rigged out in the
best approved fashion for such an af
fair. No one will be allowed in the
hall with a white collar and necktie.
Mrs. Melinda Bricker, an aged lady
who has been living with her son.
Jasper Bricker and daughter, on a
A. J.
(Judith Gap Journal).
Stough, of Stanford, was in
Gap Tuesday on his way to
tthe county seat of Fergus. It wa.->
his first visit to this town since the
transformation from a raw prairie to
homestead north of Roundup, died
Sunday morning of old age. The re
mains were brought to town 'lues
day for shipment to South Boulder,
Mont., the former home of the family,
where the funeral was held Wednes
day. Mrs. Bricker was 85 years of
age, having come ligre with her son
this fall to live on a homestead
husband preceded her to the
several years ago.
and pleased with the wonderful
change. Twenty-six years ago Mr.
Stough, then a young man, came from
California to look up a sheep ranch
in the Judith Basin. A friend of his
was going to stake him to a band of
sheep if the young man could find
feeding grounds. He stopped over
night at Mr. Severence's ranch in the
Gap, which is now known as the old
Bowers' place, occupied by the Pen
well Ranch company. Mr. and Mrs.
Sevcrence advised him to go on to
Lewistown and strike off northwest
on the Judith river, where theie was
open territory, good feed and wat;r
Mr. Stough followed these estimable
people's advice, found his territory
they described it and has practically
lived there ever since. The year be
fore this, however, there was a great
loss of sheep in this section which
frightened Mr. Stough out of the no
tion of engaging in this enterprise and
instead he went into the cattle busi
ness. Six years later he was em
ployed by S. S. Hobson to help drive
250 beef cattle to Billings, the nearest
shipping point. In the employ of
Mr. Hobson at that time was C. M.
Russell, whose pictures of western
life have since made him famous. On
the trip to Billings the party arrived
just back of the townsite of Judith
Gap when night overtook them and
they camped there 'till morning. A
fearful thunder and rain storm came
up during the night. Mr. Russell
was on watch from midnight until
a. m. and he had a very busy time
keeping the bunch of cattle intact
Mr. Russell has since made this scene
the subject of one of diis famous pic
lures. Mr. Stough is now one, of the
wealthy men of the Basin. He
largely interested in the town of
Stanford and in the business life of
that thriving place. 11c reports the
own going ahead rapidly. A bank is
now being organized there by him
md a newspaper will soon irnake its
ippearauce, two forerunners of civili
zation, progress and prosperity
Stanford has a big farming territory
from which to draw trade, and, with
the splendid bunch of 33rd degree
boosters that the town happily po
sesses, is destined to become one i
the important cities of the great Ju
ditli Basin
J. J. Conlan returned last week
from an extended trip into Iowa
where he did some valuable immigra
tion work for the Tudith Gao coun
try. Mr. Con Lin says there are hun
dreds of settlers coming to this sec
tion in the spring.
N. K. Nelson went to Lewistown
Tuesday to make final proof on hi
-homestead in section, 2,10-15, but the
land office officials would not accept
his commuting (money on account of
the land being valuable for coal. A
year and a half ago all the land in
this township was withdrawn from
the market by the government. An
inspeetor was detailed to make an
examination as to it being coal land
and reported adversely on the propo
sition. Settlers were then allowed to
file and it was not long before all the
government land in the township was
filed on. It is not learned on what
ground the officials make this deci
sion, but it is thought it is on the old
withdrawal of the land by the govern
ment many months ago. The officials
took Mr. Nelson's evidence and sent
it in, but would not accept his money
for edmmuting until the department
makes a ruling on the matter.
Mr. Vinger is spending a few days
at Lewistown.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mabry spent
several days visiting friends at Lew
Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher visited at
Little Harry Shaw is on the sick
Mrs. Alania Kenneck came out
from Lewistown where she is attend
ing school, to spend the Xmas vaca
tion with her parents.
James Charters is on a business
visit at the Range.
Cupids bows are shooting the fair
damsels here. Miss Olive Ayers was
the fourth young bride t-aat Cupid
bows struck within the past three
Miss Greely, Mrs. Tyler and Mrs
Bohn were appointed to take charg
of the Christmas tree and entertain
Fred Lindstrand left for a bustnes
trip to Helena.
M rs. William Birger is a guest at
the hotel.
The Social Club met Friday last
All reported a good time.
Master Robert Ayers spent the
week's end with his parents on the
Ben Moulton has returned from
visit with iris family at Lewistown.
Mr. Madon >was the guest of Mrs. j
James Shaw last week. i
Wliliam Lindstrand has returned
from a lengthy visit at the city of
Roundup. j
George Finkbeiner was a caller j
here. I
R. Fisher, of the N-Bar, was a call-;
er here.
Mrs. C. Tyler and Miss Greely were
allers at the Moulton ranch Sunday.
John Singles and Frank Peterson
pent a few hours shopping (?) at the
Miss Essie Shaw and her guest,
Miiss Ada Frye, of Forest Grove,
pent Saturday and Sunday at the
Jaimes Shaw ranch.
Mr. Payne, the sheep man, 'has re
turned from a trip to Helena.
Miss Hazel Green will spend her
aeation at Gilt Edge.
Christmas Fairy.
'overty, Martha Vinger; charity,
Hazel Green; fairy, Doris Shaw;
rich and poor children, school
Recitation, Good Night..Doris Shaw
Santa Claus, A Jully Old Man.
Recitation, Little Lots..Hazel Green
Dolly, Stop Weeping, Doris Shaw,
Lilly Sullenger, Hazel Green and
Martha Vinger.
Doliliie Show.....Intermediate Grade
Song, Jolly Old Saint Nick... School
oly Night. Shepards, Robert Ayers,
Edward Sullcnger. Angels, Ruth
Tyler, Dot Tyler, Ruth Shaw.
The following program will be
given December 25, at 7:30:
Song, Christmas Stocking.....School
Recitation, Xmas. Stocking.......
.. School
Recitation, Lanas. Stocking........
........ Ralph Shepard
'Nearer, My God to Thee"........
..................... Eight Girls
Play, Lost on Xmas. Eve. Little Dot,
Doris Shaw; (her sister, Martha
Vinger; detective, Ralph Shepard;
Richard Vinger; Bridget,
Green; Mrs. Manly, Essie
Mr. Shaw, Eleanor Lane.
Prof. I). K. Anderson, of Pine
Grove, paid u» a pleasant visit last
Our old friend, Bert Noble, span
Christmas with us, and helped us
devour the "royal bird." Come again
Bert. We enjoyed your visit.
The Sunday school exercises and
Xmas tree which were held in the
Methodist church, were enjoyed .hj
old and young, and too much credit
cannot he given those in charge.
All of the Garneill young folks took
in the Christmas ball, at Straw, and
report a grand time.
Frank Hegstrom, our genial depot
agent, has been with us only one
week, and ltas already taken in a
dance and a marriage, and pronounce
Garneill the best ever.
Judith Gap is bewailing the fact that
their deputy sheriff is a resident of
Garneill. Well, that is kind of aanus
ing—hut the Gap will find it pretty
hard to take any one away from Gar
neill once they have established their
residence 'here.
Seven young farmers from South
Dakota, filed homestead entries before
U. S. Commissioner W. II. Peck dur
ing the past week. They located in
Meagher county, near to Living
Harlowton People Object to Invasion
of the "Yellow Peril."
Musselshell Nows: There was
more excitement, more heated dis
ussions, and more fun displayed dur
ng the early part of this week in
arlowton than at any time since
that noted night in November when
the news was flashed over the wires I
declaring Taft's election. '
The excitement, the discussions and
the fun were provoked by the fact
that P. J. Plint, the proprietor of the
raveler's Cafe, had sold his establish
ment to two Chinamen who hailed
from Helena. The chinamcn had a
bona fide intention of running a res
taurant on up-to-date principles. But
few of Pl-int's old boarders stren
uously objected to subsisting on chop
suey. The Chinamen also met op
position in their business adventure
from a number of citizens who detest
ed the idea of having Chinaimfn in the
town at all, or in having Chinese
labor brought into competition with
American labor.
On Sunday morning, the yellow
boys began to prepare for a grand
opening. The plan of the opposition
was to obstruct and 1 to hinder thelm
in their operations. Those lined up
against the Chinamen were determin
ed to put the run on them is pos
sible, several heated discussions took
place, and one of the Chinamen was
assaulted. Several citizens took sides
with the Chinamen and determined
that they should have fair play, and
that lawlessness should not be the
order in Harloton. Jim Toy swore
out a complaint against Mr. Myers
one of our popular young men, and a
warrant for his arrest was issued and
served, hut Mr. Myers promptly- se
cured bondsmen and is now out on
Some ghostly spirit hurled a brick
at through the window into the bed
chamber of Jim Toy on Monday night.
The Chinamen again became greatly
agitated and on Monday morning
when only four or five assembled
around the festive board for break
fast, they decided to depart hence,
giving Harlowton a wide berth. Sen
timent is st -.11 divided as to whether
the Toy brothers received the Roose
velt square deal or whether the pro
per methods were used to.rid Harlow
ton of the "Yellow Peril."
On Wednesday morning word was
received at the Chinamen headquarters
through agent E. A. Tamm that the
Chinamen would receive protection
from the county sheriff. Upon re
ceipt of this message the Toy broth
ers changed front and decided to stay
in Harlowton.
Single comb Brown Leghorn chick
ens and pullets. Bred to lay. Tur
ley's strain . One dollar each or six
for $5.00, either sex. T. T. McAr
thur 11-15 6t *
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An Appetizing Cut
of well cooked meat is always a boon
to the hungry. We boast lhat even
those who are not hungry can relish
a slice of our excellent meats. The
Beef, Veal, Mutton and Pork we
handle is of the choicest, best-fed,
best-reared cattle. It is properly
slaughtered and dressed, and is In
suoh prime condition when offered to
the public that we are enabled to defy
all competitors on the question of
quality as well as of price.
The Jewel Mine
Mutual Phone 362, one ring
Office, 108 Main St.
Coal at mine, per ton....... $3.50
Delivered in city......... $5.50
Successors to
and all sorts of leather goods in
Fergus County.
A full line of bicycles and bicycle
Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead,
Zinc and other metals.
Correctly Determined.
Assay Office
207 5th. Ave. Lewistown, Mont.
in large puantities and have every
modern facility for furnishing the
very best rough or dressed
of every description. We are thus
enabled to make the very best prices
for lumber of such high grade. We
will be pleased to figure on your con
Lumber Co.
Notice of Sale of State Land.
Office of the Register of the State
Land Office, Helena, Mont., Dec. 23,
Notice is hereby given, that the
register of the state land office will,
on the 22nd day of January, 1909, at
2 o'clock p. m., offer for sale at pub
lic auction in his office at the state
capital all of section 36, in T. 16 n., of
R. 16 e., in regular quarter sections,
and no offer of less than fourteen
($14.00) dollars an acre will be con
. Register.
First publication Dec. 29-4t
Edward Brassey Bernard E. Stack
Late Register V. S. Land Office
Real Estate and Commission, Loans
Negotiated. Inquiries Promptly
Office in Laux Building, Next Door
to Land Office
Lewistown. - . Montana
As usual, we are giving the greatest
values and selling the best
Heating StoOes
in the city. It will pay you to come
and look before you buy. We would
like an opportunity to show you how
much we can give you for a little
Fergus County Hdwe. Co.
,adies Save Y ourselves
Carpets taken, cleaned
and put down........
Geo. Mitchell,
All barbers employed are
First Class Workmen. Hot
and Cold Baths in connec
Main St.
Lewistown, Mont
Judith Gap
Bus line To and From All Trains
on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul and the Billings &
Northern Railroads.
Located in the Grain Center of the
Judith Basin.
PATRICK NIHILL.......Vice Pres.
GORDON O. SHAFER.....Cashier
HUGH L. SHAFER....Ass't Cashier
Martin L. Woodman
J. T. Wunderlin Thos. Nicholson
R. YV. Clifford A M. Mathews
Patrick Nihill B. E. Stack
G. O. Shafer P. T. Elston
We cordially invite the business of
farmers, stockmen, merchants and
others and feel confident that our
strength and service will render r.n
account, once established, a source of
mutual satisfaction and profit.
The "Key" to
Good Dentistry
is to come to me for advice and treat
ment. Wherever vou go you will not
fare any better, or get as good work,
though you may have to pay m<
money for it. I do every branch of
the dental business from extracting
to the furnishing of full sets of teeth,
I also do crown and bridge work,
filing, capping, etc., and my prices
are always within reason.
Dr. E. A. Long
Calls answered promptly day
night Botb phones No. 2.
508 Main Street
If you want to buy or
sell land, visit No.
116 1-2 opposite P. O.
If your buildings or
personal property is
not insured, let me
write out a policy be
fore it is too late.
I have 8 per cent
money to loan on city
or ranch property, in
large or small
amounts and for any
term up to 10 years.
Will appreciate a
share of your * -i
Lewistown, ... Montana
Moved to 207 Fifth Avenue
Dealers in
Since election we are paying top
market prices for everything in our
Coyotes, Wild-cat and
Beaver Wanted.......
Remember the number. 207 Fifth Ave.
Bank of Fergus Co. Bldg. Lewistown
Mutual phone 322.
Special attention given
bridge and plate work.
to crown,

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