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Fergus County Democrat
VqI V. No. 22. mt LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 196B Price 5 Cents The President's Hunting Trip will be on« of fun and profit, an unusual combination. If you are hunting for a good shirt, it will be pleasurable as well as profitabe for you to buy of me. $1.50 SHIRTS at Harry Brown, *Tis a Pleasure to LISTEN! to the tones of one of our melodious Milton pianos, especially at the hands of a skilled player. There is har mony in every note, and the longer ofie pl^'S the better you like it. These pianos are splendid instruments and fine ornaments for a home. It will be to your interest to call in and test one, if you are thinking of purchas ing an instrument for your home. Every detail in these pianos is per fect, and they are finished in highly ornamental hard wood cases. Call and See Us. EMILW.SAXL Pianos and Phonograp- s on Easy _ Payments. The "America" Alarms They're triple-tested timekeepers built to do lots of work and do it well. I can afford to sell them cheap, because they don't come'back on me. $ 1.00 Guaranteed for one year. Gpod for ten. For sale by Sutter Bros. JURY CA LLED FOR MONDAY Winter Jury Term of District Court To Degin January 25th—Civil Cases Set For Trial -Criminal Cases To Be Tried. The usual winter jury term of the district court will begin next Mon day, January 25. The civil docket was called last Friday afternoon and cases set up to February 4. There are a number of civil cases yet to bt set and after they are disposed of, the criminal cases will be started. List of Jurors. The following jurors have been drawn for the approaching term of court: Lewistown—William Abel, Alonzo Bell, Fred Bean, Albert Broad, J. H. Claver, D. H. Cagle, George East man, W. A. Graeber, Theodore Ger vais, James Hyatt, Vaclav Hruska, W. D. Jackson, A. Jackman, E. E. Lewis, B. E. Stack, George M. Stone, Charles Wentworth and J. C. Young. Pine Grove—Joseph Asbridge and Samuel Anward. Deerfield—Charles Benton. Bercail—Alf Bouchard. Kendall—Ernest Bullard, D. F. Burr, T. J. Wikerson, G. W. Craw ford and A. C. Fickes. Irene—F. J. Cameron. Rogers—J. M. Evans and E. A. Richmond. Natal—P. T. Elston. Straw—A. E. Hartlet. Forest Grove—E. H. Huffmaster. Long—John Hogan. Moore—L. D. Knapp and John R. Martin. Denton—Jacob ICrrerr. Valentine—Forbes Leslie. Garneill—William Shiell. Jones—D. C. Waker. Elso—Henry Willis. Civil Cases to Be Tried. Following are the civil cases which will be tried: SAMUEL PHILLIPS HEADS EMPIRE BANK WELL KNOWN WOOLGROWER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TRUST CO. Another important change in the local banking situation was made last Saturday evening when Hon. R. B. Thompson, who has been the presi dent of the Empire Bank and Trust compnay since the establishment of that institution two years ago, pre sented his resignation and was suc ceeded by Samuel Phillips, the well known woolgrower. The resignation of Cashier John L. Beebe was also presented and Frank J. Hazen, who has been the assistant cashier since the organization of the bank, was elected to fill the cashier's position. Mr. Thompson, who is one of tUt most substantial business men in the county, had stated to the directors several months ago that he would like to retire from active work in the bank as the position of president con fined him too closely to this city. It is frequently imperative that he spend several weeks at his extensive sheep ranches fifty miles south of here. He also has in contemplation an ex NEW OFFICERS FOR JUDITH CLUB The annual election of officers of the Judith Club was held in the Club rooms last night. There was a big attendance of club members and everything passed off most har moniously. The officers chosen for the ensuing year are: R. von Tobel, president: C. E. McKoin, vice-president; Albert Gates, secretary and John B. Ritch. treasurer. The retiring officers wcri tendered a vote of thanks for efficient scvices. Affairs in Good Shape. The report of Secretary Gates shows that the club affairs are in ex cellent shape. There are now over one hundred members and the mem bership has been largely increased Thelan vs. Scott, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a. m. Montana Railroad Co. vs. Jackson and Lytle, Jar 26. State Bank of Moore vs. Forsyth, Jan. 28. R. S. Hamilton vs. R. E. Hamil ton, Jan. 30. R. S. Hamilton vs. R. E. Hamilton, Feb. 1. A. P. Brewington vs. Fjare, Feb. 2 A. C. Logan vs. Billings-Northern Parrott vs. Heinecke, Feb. 4. List of Criminal Cases. The criminal docket has not yet been called but the hearing of the state cases will probably begin about the 5th of February, or immediately following the close of the civil docket of esaes. One of the most important crim inal cases to be heard is State vs. Hinton. Hinton is the man who killed Mahaney at Roundup sevear weeks ago, and was bound over to the district court for trial on the charge of murder. It is more than probable that Arthur Froembling, the absconding book-keeper for the Power Mercan tile company who was brought back from the Pacific coast last night, will also be tried. In this case, Attorney Huntoon will not be connected with the prosecution owing to the fact that he acted as the adviser of Mrs. Froembling after the flight of her husband. O. W. Belden will likely be appointed to represent the state. Other criminal cases which will be tried are: State vs. William and Henry Filz gerald, of Kendall, charged with cat tie stealing. State vs. A. Ketchum, horse steal ing. State vs. Gray, passing bogus check. State vs. Hall, grand larceny. tended visit to his old home in the east during the present year and for these reasons, the directors reluctant ly accepted his resignation. He re tains a very large interest in the bank which will always have the advan tage of his large experience in finan cial matters. The reti ring cashier, John L. Beebe, recently purchased the in terest of his partner, L. D. Blodgett, in their big thousand acre ranch three miles from town and desires to de vote all of his time to that business. He will probably move out to his ranch in the spring so as to give it his closest possible personal super vision. A worthy sucepsor to Mr. Thomp son was found in Samuel Phillips, the new president of the Empire bank. Mr. Phillips has been a resident of this section of the county for over a quarter of a century and is one of the largest woolgrovvers in the county. He is recognized as a shrewd finan cier and has hundreds of friends all over the Inland Empire who will hear with pleasure of the honor which his fellow directors thrust upon him. Frank Hazen has been actively connected with the Empire bank since it was started and will make a most capable and painstaking cashier. John P. Barnes, the well old timer of this section who is now a resident of Helena, was re-elected vice-presi dent and a worthier man could not be found for that position. The stockholders' meeting of the during the past year. The organiza tion which is purely of a social char acter, is in good shape financially and is recognized as one of the strongest and best managed clubs in the state. Will Move to New Quarters. Wiith the continuance of good weather which will permit work t be resumed on the Masonic temple that building will be completed with in the next two or three months When it is finished, the Judith club will move into their new quarters occupying the entire second floor of that building. The new club rooms will be among the finest in the state and will be fitted up in fine style witl new furniture and fixtures' of ah sorts. Empire bank was held last Tuesday evening and all of the old timers were re-eletced with the exception of J. L. Beebe who resigned for the r sons given above. The report of tin officers of the bank to the stockhold ers showed the affairs of the bank t< be in excellent shape. The bank i now at home in one of the finest buildings in the state and the outlook for another prosperous year is most encouraging. WILL BE BIG EVENT. Bob Shiell Says All Roads Lead tc Garneill Next Monday Night. Bob Shiell, of Garneill, was a vis itor to the city yesterday and paii the office of the Democrat an ap predated call. Bob informs us that all roads will lead Garneillward next Monday which will be the occasion of the annual Bobby Burns birthda celebration. Those in charge of the proposed celebration have completed a pro gram which certainly gives promist of an evening of rare entertainment McLardy, just over from the Land O'Cakes, and one of the best Scottish dancers that ever struck this coun try, will be present. There will be all sorts of fine Scotch music and haggis for all. A number of Lewis town people have expressed their in tention of being present. FIRST NATIONAL VERY PROSPEROUS ANNUAL MEETING SHOWS A SPLENDID CONDITION OF AFFAIRS. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Lewistown was held las; Thursday afternoon and practically all of the stock was represented in Person or by proxy. The meeting marked the close of the most pros perous year in the noteworthy his tory of the big institution on tlu corner of Fifth avenue and Main street. The old board of directors, com prising David Hilger, W. J. John son, Andrew Fergus, George M. Stone, Herman Otten, N. M. Mc Cauley, J. I.. Stuart, Gordon O. Shafer and Harry Yaeger, was re elected unanimously. The regular semi-annual dividend of five per cent was declared and the stockholders were given a substantial surprise in the way of an extra dividend of five per cent., making fifteen per cent, of the capital stock distributed during the year. In addition to the dividend, a large sum was set aside out of the carti ngs of the year as reserve and tin divided profits. The statement of the officers of the year's buiness was a most satisfactory one to the stockholders. The state ment went into the details of the business and revealed a stability high ly creditable to the men who have had the management of the First Nn tional. At the meeting of directors held after the stockholders' meeting had adjourned, all of the old officers wen re-elected as follows: David Hilger. president; George M. Stone, vice president; W. J. Johnson, cashier; Harry Yaeger, first assistant cashier, and Cecil Copel and, second assistant cashier. The First National is now one of the big, strong banks of the entire Northwest and under its present ef ficient management, is bound to keep up with the splendid development of Fergus county. Why Penrose Gets There. Anaconda Standard: Many of the republican newspapers in Pennsyl vania express their disgust over six years more of Penrose in the United States senate; as the Philadelphia North American puts it, his election "will continue Pennsylvania's dis grace for six years longer and that fact is accepted by decent people with extreme disgust." Another fact is that the republi cans of Pennsylvania get precisely what they call for. While Quay was alive they pleaded that the machine he ran was too powerful to be over turned. Quay died, but Penrose, certainly a man of indiffernt ability and utterly contemptible in many ways, has found it comparatively easy to perpetuate the machine. It is true, also, that, in greater de gree than elsewhere. Philadelphia and Pennsylvania republicanism is nar row and pin-headed and partisan. It will be for an indecent republican in stead of a reputable democrat, every time. It gets what it calls for. and it calls for a senator of the calibet of Penrose. IS IN CELL Former Bookkeeper For Power Mercantile Com pany Arrested at Port Gamble, Washing ton-Tells Democrat of Wanderings. M. E. Arthur Froembling who, it is alleged, embezzled several thousand dollars while occupying a confidential position with the Power Mercantile company, of this city, is now occupy ing a cell in the Fergus county jail awaiting trial on the charge of grand larceny. Froembling left this city very suddenly on the 18th day of January, 1908, and was brought back and landed in jail just one year later to the day. Has Done Much Traveling. ^ Since his departure from this city, Froembling has traveled several miles, his meanderings having taken him to the northernmost part of Alaska. Sheriff Martin and his depu ties deserve great credit for landing the man as they never let up in the search and sent out thousands of cir culars containing description and a picture of the much wanted fugitive. Tells of Wanderings. To the city reporter for the Demo crat, rroembling talked without re serve this morning, avoiding only things relating directly to the charge preferred against him. Went to Seattle. "I went directly from Lewistown to Seattle," said Froembling, who denied the statement that he spent several days at his ranch, "From Great Falls, where 1 remained only long enough to catch a train for tin west, T took first class passage to the big Washington city. "I remained in Seattle for six day and then hearing that there was plenty of work in Alaska, took pas ;e to Valdcx. From Valdex, which is a coast town, I went over the trail 376 miles to Fairbanks. The stage fare and meals on the road amount to about $220. It is a hard trip, rs pecially if the weather happens to be warm. It required just one month to go from Seattle (ft Fairbanks, GALEN SAYS ROADS CANNOT DE FORCED ALL CHANCES OF CONNEC TION AT JUDITH GAP DE STROYED. Much to the relief of the business men of this city, Atorney General Galen has decided that the state rail way commission cannot force tin Biliings-Northern and the Chicago. Milwaukee & Puget Sound railroads to put in a connecting "Y" where their tracks come within a few rods of each other in this county near Ju dith Gap. His decision is announced in a letter from the railroad com mission to Secretary Remington, of the Great Falls Chamber of Com merce. Lewistown Opposes Connection. The matter of compelling the rail road companies to construct a "Y" at Judith Gap was taken up several months ago by the commercial clubs in Billings and Great Falls. Those two cities had an idea that they might be able to attract some of the trade WOOL BUYERS ARE IN THE CITY Jack Patterson and Fred Putnum. two veteran woolbuyers of Boston arrived in this city this week and arc busy contracting for some choice clips of Fergus county wool. Mr. Patterson represents Caverly & Co., and Mr. Putnum, llecht, Leibman & Co. Have Secured Several Clips. Mr. Patterson informs the Demo crat that he has contracted for the clips of Fergus & Son, 50,000 pounds and the Fergus Land & Livestock Co. 80,000 pounds. He has his lines ou* for several more fine clips and ex pects to close up several deals dur ing the four or five days which lit will spend in this city. It is understood that Mr. Putnum has closed up a deal for the George 1 got to that place the latter part of February. Worked in the mines for several days, getting $5.0C and board, which is equivalent to about $8.00, board comes at $1.00 per meal. I worked also in a saw mill on Dome creek and then went over to another 1 he navigation season on the Yukon and Tanana rivers opens in May and I worked on one of the boats as chef until the close of the season in October 16. When the sea son closed, 1 took the Victoria for Seattle, arriving there on the first day of November. I worked for some time in Seattle and it was there that 1 think I was recognized by a traveling man in the Commercial club rooms, hrom Seattle, I went to Port Gamble where I had a fine posi tion as steward in the Puget hotel until I was arrested last Monday by Under Sheriff Tullock. I made no resistance to being brought back to Lewistown. I have tentatively em ployed an attorney to represent me >ut farther than that l would not care to discuss the alleged case iganist me." h roembling talked most interesting ly of his experiences in Alaska where he saw the mercury go as low as 60 degrees below zero. He says that vr $10,000,000 worth of gold dust was cleaned up in the Fairbanks district during the past season. New strikes are constantly being made and he predicts a wonderful future for that territory, hew people, he says, realize the enormous size of Alaska. The Koynkuk river, a tributary of the 'l ttkon, is one thousand miles long. The amount of Frocmbling's al leged peculations runs up into the thousands of dollars and he will likely lie tried some time next month. Ili refused to state whether or not he had been in communication with his famiy during his wanderings. They an- now in Indiana with relatives. ft om tin- Judith Basin provided they could get track connections between the Montana and Billings-Northern r,j; "!s so Mial all freight and express would not have to he transferred from one line to the other by wagon at the Gap. After going into the proposition thoroughly, the business men of Lcw istown decided that it is to their in terests to oppose such a connection. They point out that it is not a fear of losing trade but that such a con nection will lessen the chances of the Billings-Northern putting a branch line into this city. If the llill roads are permitted to come into Lewis town over the Milwaukee track, there would lie little incentive for them to constuct a twenty mile branch. As it is, they will probably be compelled to pul a road into this place. 1 he railroad commissioners evi dently favored the Great Falls, Bill ings scheme, but the opinion of At torney General Galen tics their hands. No connection will be made unless the Milwaukee wills it and that is a very remote contingency in view of the antagonism which exists between that company and the Hill interests. Mr. Galen's opinion on the subject is as follows; "I advise you that, in my opinion, the law authorizing and establishing tlie railroad commission of Montana does not confer any authority under which you could make the order re quiring companies to install the con nection." Wright clip of about 70,000 pounds, and is looking after some more of? the fine clips in this section. Do Not Give Prices. Neither of the gentlemen have given out a word relating to the prices paid for his wool. They state that they are buying it strictly as a speculation and will go after only the choicest clips at this time. Are Very Early. The appearance of the wool buyers at this season of the year was wholly unexpected as the earliest that they ever came in before this was May or June. Their early arrival evidently presages a iively scramble for the wool of Fergus county and is prob ably influenced more or less by the Chicago wool warehouse movement.