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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol V. No. 23. LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1909 Price 5 Cents When You Think It Over there's nothing like buying your clothes fro m reliable people. You feel more contented when you do, for you know should anything go wrong, it will be "made good." That's the assurance we give all purchasers of our HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX CLOTHES Suits $18 ts $35 Overeats $15 C$.30 * * * ♦ * * Harry Brown, STOP LOOK LISTEN "Every home should have a piano. The refining influences of music are well known. The piano in the house is a evidence of refinement and cul ture—a proof that intelligence rules in the home. If you have arrived at the decision to buy a piano for yor home, let us request the favor of a call to inspect the great variety of handsome and perfect instruments that we are now offering at very rea sonable prices. We guarantee every instrument to be absolutely perfect. EMILW.SAXL Blessed be those that buy "America" Alarms, for they will praise them. Every "America" I sell, sells another, for every man I sell, tells another. They make me lots of friends; that's why I can offer them for Guaranteed For One Year Good For Ten $ 1.00 Sutter Bros. 417 Main FROEMBLING TRIAL FEB. II Defendant Enters Plea nf Not Guilty-Judge Cheadle Fixes His Bond at $5,000 -Gray Pleads Guilty To Forgery. M. E. Arthur Froembling was ar raigned in the district court yester day morning on an information charg ing him with grand larceny in the theft of some $59 belonging to the Power Mercantile company. Frank E. Smith appeared for the defendant while Roy E. Ayers represented the state by special appointment, and on the trial, O. W. Belden will be as sociated with him in the prosecution. Following the arraignment, Froembl ing appeared in court this morning and formally entered a plea of not guilty. Judge Cheadle set the trial for Feb. 11, and fixed the bond at $5,OCO. Elmer Hinton, charged with the murder of H. W. Mahaney, at Round up on Nov. 11 last, appeared this morning and entered a plea of not guilty. O. W .Belden was appointed to defend him. Gray Pleads Guilty. M. A. Gray, who some time ago cashed a worthless check for $100 on E. Perkins, at Melstone, had no at torney and E. G. Worden was ap pointed to defend him. After a con sultation with his attorney, Gray this morning decided to enter a plea of not guilty to the charge of forgery, and will be sentenced tomorrow. Frank Gans, a colored man, charg ed with burglary, pleaded not guilty and F. E. Smith was appointed to de fend him. The trial was set for Feb. 5. Gans is charged with breaking into the barber shop of Alex Branson a few days ago and stealing some barber's tools. He will claim, it is understood, that the property taken was his own. NEW POWER PLANT FOR KENDALL LEWISTOWN COMPANY TO FURNISH POWER TO THE BARNES-KING. Kendall, Jan. 25.—The John L. Bright Power Co. will have their power line in operation the latter part of the month and on February 1 will commence to furnish the Barnes-King Co. with electricity to run the mine and mill. The Barnes King Co. have recently installed a new electric hoist and on February 1 the Kendall Co. will cease to furnish electric power to run that mine. Mrs. Robert Hamilton received a telegram last Wednesday stating that her brother, Roy Robbins, had been killed. Later it was found that Mr. Robbins was employed with a bridge crew and that he had met his death while attempting, with a companion, to dislodge a large quantity of ice which threatened a bridge over Hell POST OFFICE LOCATION IS SETTLED Very soon after Feb. 1. the local postoffice will be doing business at the new stand in the Brooks Bros, building, on Main street, between Second and Third avenues. Post master Pfaus received a telegram last Thursday from the department at Washington, instructing him to move into the new quarters as soon as pos sible. The work of finishing the in terior is now nearly completed and the actual moving will take but a short time. The Brooks building is of stone, with a*glass front and and the lighting is assisted by two large skylights. The lobby extends nearly the length of the building, the various windows and the boxes being con veniently placed along the partition. This partition turns across the room, facing the entrance and there will be located two carriers' windows. The'postmaster's office will be ii front and the distributing room and Term Opens Briskly. The January term of court openea yesterday morning with a large at tendance of jurors, attorneys and wit nesses. The divorce case of Levi Sweetland against Mayme Sweetland was first taken up and the trial occu pied but a few minutes, the defendant being in default. Mr. Sweetland, a Rock Creek bench rancher, testified hat he married the defendant at Bozeman, in May, 1906, and that she deserted him over a year ago. He was granted a decree. O. W. Belden appeared for Mr. Sweetland. Suit Over Hay. The case of Stephen Thielen vs. W. F. Scott was then taken up and a jury secured, J. C. Huntoon appear ing for Mr. Thielen and O. W. Belden for the defendant. The plaintiff sues to recover $177 on a contract for shipping a lot of hay for the defen dant from the latter's ranch. Mr. Scott has a counter claim for $500 The case will probably reach the jury some time this afternoon. Judge J. Miller Smith Coming. For the trial of the case of the State Bank of Moore against Forsyth, set for Thursday, Judge T. Miller Smith, of Helena, will be here to pre side in the place of Judge Cheadle. and he will also occupy the bench during the trial of two of the cases of Hamilton against Hamilton, which follow. Power Mercantile Against Lausch. In the case of the Power Mercan tile company against Lausch and Froembling, the demurrer to the com plaint has been overruled and tin answer will be filed this afternoon. This will bring the case to issue and it will be tried this term. gate River, near Gold Creek. T1 i. men lost their balance and Robbins was caught between the ice gorge and a- bridge pier and crushed to death. The other man was rescued but can not live. Roy Robbins had lived in Kendall and had many warm friends here who join in extending their deepest sympathy to Mrs. Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton left at once for Gold Creek. News of the arrival of a ten pound baby boy in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McGee, at their home in Rhyolite, Nevada, on January 1. Martin Clausen has removed the Bell telephone from the bakery, and there is no office of the Bell Tele phone Co. in Kendall. The petition for a semi-daily mail service which was sent in to the post office department at Washington some time since, has been granted and after March 1 the mail stage between Lew istown and Kendall will run twice a day. The advertisements or bids fot carrying the mail are now out. The two-weeks-old son of Jesse Woods died on Wednesday and was buried on Thursday by the side of his mother, at Deerfield. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. 1<. M. Dryden died on Sunday from pneumonia, following a severe case of the measles. Almost the entire family of R. M. Dryden is quarantined with the measles. a carriers room toward the rear. There is an abundance of room, both for the public and the office force. A slot for outgoing mail and one for local mail will enable the force to dis tribute rapidly local or drop letters, which are now only collected for that purpose with the outgoing mail. This means a much more prompt deliver) of city letters. Hitch Causes No Delay. The lease on the Brooks building was made some months ago but there was such a strong sentiment at the time in favor of a location on Fourth avenue, the Masonic temple being generally considered as an ideal place for the office, that the lease was rescinded and until last week tin whole matter was "up in the air.' The facts bearing on the matter were presented to the department and while it was all in abeyance, Brooks Bros, kept right on with the work of preparing the building for the post office, so that there was no real delay. Mr. and Mrs. John Nearing return ed to Kendall Saturday night from Barlow, Ohio, where they have visit ed relatives tor the past three months. Walter Rice, who has recently made final proof on his homestead, will re main in Kendall the remainder of the winter. A. B. Lehman was in town Tues day. Hugh and James McIntosh arrived Wednesday from Denton. Hugh re cently returned from Alberta where he saw many settlers from this sec tion of the country, all of whom are prospering. He also states that after a year of good crops, the Canadian Northwest is a most prosperous coun try. Chas. VV. Wentworth and wife were out from Lewistown on Sunday. Rev. Father A. Muller conducted Catholic services at the school house, Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Bradley ar rived in Kendall Sunday, from Oak land, California. They were enter tained at dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lang, and went at once to their own home. W. H. Culver, manager of the Culver Opera house in Lewistown, was in town Monday to arrange foi the appearance here of the Ernest Gamble Concert Party. They will give a concert in Kendall on Wed nesday evening. Senator Henry M. Rae arrived from Helena to pay Kendall a flying visit to look over the Santiago property. He left for Helena Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Louis d'Autremont and her little daughter left last week for her home in Garrison, Iowa, to visit rela tives for six weeks. Rev. Geo. Edwards, of Great Falls, occupied the pulpit in the Presby terian church in Kendall. Albert Pfaus, the Lewistown post master, was in town Wednesday. big balTpIanned BY K. OF P. LODGE ELABORATE PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR EN JOYABLE HOP. The Knights of Pythias are plan ning for another of tlicit famous pub lie dances. The ball will take plan in Culver's hall February 19th am. elaborate preparaiions are he: i ; . made to entertain a record breaking crowd. For a number of years, the Knight gave an annual ball which was always looked forward to with a great ilea, of pleasurable anticipation by tin people of this city The proceeds of the coming ball will be added to the entertainment fund for the Grand Lodge meeting of the Knights of Pythias which i- t be held in this city sometime i t •• xt fall. This convention will attract three or four hundred visitors to city and the members of the local lodge are beginning early to prepare for them. The following committees have been chosen to make preparations for the forthcoming hop: General Arrangement Committee— W. S. Smith, J. L. Martin and E. G Worden. Invitation Committee—F. E. Smith, J. B. Ritch, E. A. Foster, A. J. Noble, W. 'E. Williams, T. S. Bromley and B. C. Wiedeman. Music Committee—W. S. Smith, W. W. Badger, Fred Goss, T. J. Tubb R. W. Blake, W. W. Wescott and James Murphy. Printing Committee—Tom Stout, B. E. Stack, A. E. Trapp, P. M. Sillo way and C. W. Barney. Program Committee—C. B. Noble, H. M. Rae, L. P. Slater, H. G. Phil lips and L. E. Throop. Floor Manager—C. K. Copeland, C. L. Wentworth, T. S. Bromley, W. A. Slater, R. E. Hamilton, M. M. Maury and E. D. Short. Door Managers—M. I. Burke, M. H. Huffine and Edward Brassey. Decoration Committee — Smyth Barcley, Alonzo Bell, E. C. Sweitzer, G. R. Creel, R. G. Jackson, J. B. Wood, M. C. Bavley, O. W. Hunter, A. C. Law, Thomas Mason, W. E. Silverthorne, A. L. Carpenter E. C. Bryant, John Stephens, J. A. Weav er, John Hoscman, C. C. Stevens, Frank Robin and B. F. Thierkoff. Introduction Committee—O. W. Belden J. C. Huntoon, W. C. Cox, J C. Gilkcrson, F.d Wright, G. A. Parrott, A. It. Powell, T. M. Shaw, R. W. Noble, J. L. Mcars, John Duf field, A. W. Beck, J. G. Lewis, N. L Poland, William Shiell, Frank Ste phens, E. S. Smith. S. G. Rand, Ed win Aiken, R. A. McKee and Albert Schneider. Pythian Sisters Reception Com mittee—Lillian Charters. Marie Smith. Racina Brassey. Katheleen Reed, Elizabeth Noble, Mabel Rusenburg, Frankie Slater and Laura Worden. CONTRACTING FOR WOOL Patterson and Putnam Now Secured Over Half A Million Pounds of Fergus Clip -Outlook For Coming Season Is Bright. Something over half a million pounds of Fergus county wool has now been contracted for, and the in dications arc that a lot more will be gathered in on contracts before an other month. Since leaving Lewis town, Fred Putnum, buyer for 11 edit, Liebman & Co., has visited Fort Ben ton, Great Falls and Helena, at the latter place picking up the big Cruse clip of about 200,000 pounds, the con tract price being 20 cents. Jack Pat terson, buyer for Caverly & Co., of Boston, who went to Garneill yester day, expected to do a little business in that section. Some contracting has been done in other parts of the state, and it is believed that several other buyers will be in Montana be fore the month is out. On all wooi sold, so far as can be learned, the contract price has averaged around 20 cents. Sales in This County. The list of sales, so far as publicly announced, in this county, are as fol lows: To Patterson, the three Fei gns clips and those of George Lamb, Joseph Gallagher, Tom Murray and the Ayers Land & Livestock com puny. To Putnum, the Cruse and George Wright clips. Considered Fair. The prices and terms offered by the buyers are considered fair, a! tilings considered, but il must be re membered that the market is in good condition and that the outlook for wool is quite satisfactory. At the k-'ondon sales last week the prices and general tone of the market were ex celk-nt and this condition is reflected at Boston. In No Hurry to Sell, One of the shrewdest woolgnnve! FARMERS' INSTITUTE IS WELL ATTENDED INTERESTING ADDRESSES BY MESSRS. COLLEY, DEAN AND SCOLLARD. The farmers' institute held at the court house last Thursday attracted a large number of farmers to the city, so that the attendance at both the afternoon and evening sessions was very good. In the evening, a large number of ladies were present and the court room was well filled Rudolf von Tolu-1 presided at tin first meeting and introduced Prof. Cooley, of the agricultural college, who gave a general exposition of the Campbell system of dry land farming and told of the experiments conduct ed under it at Bozeman, Glcndivc and other points, all of them having prov en entirely successful. The great problem was the conservation of moisture and thus was accomplished under the rules laid down by Mr. Campbell. Prof. Cooley said that il AFTER THE INNOCENT PURCHASERS About $25,(MX), it is estimated by some, is the total amount involved in the claims made and to be made by the government against residents of this section for lumber purchased by them in past years, the same com ing from government land. Special agents have been investigating the matter for months, and although the parties to whom notices hive been sent were innocent purchasers, they are requested to settle up at the rate of $12 per thousand feet. Failure to make settlement voluntarily will sub ject them to three times this price, or $36 per thousand, in case the govern ment is compelled to enter suit. This lumber was cut by various sawmill men before the days of the railroad in Fergus county. It was purchased largely by residents of this city at that time in the construe tion of homes here and by settlers all over the county, who u. . -'-t *hc of this section, when seen this morn ing, stated that he had not yet con tracted for the sale of his wool, and was by no means certain that he would do so. "The prices offered by the buyers are all right, just at this time, but everything indicates that the man who holds his wool is not going to Jose anything by it. I am not worrying at all, and shall he perfectly satisfied to hold my wool for the market, for as I view it, there is little chance of my losing anything by it." Will Be Nice Quality. According to the flockmasters, the Fergus clip this year should he of better quality than that of last sea son. I he sheep have all wintered splendidly thus far and while they may have to go through another "cold s nap," the sheep men are all thor oughly prepared for that. The yield will probably he about the same as last year. Gymnasium Team Wins. I he high school and Lewistown Athletic club teams battled for su premacy at tlie opera house Friday evening and gave a fine exhibition ot baskci hall. Kacli team had previous •y won a game and the final contest was a spirited one from the start, and for a lime the result was very uneer tain, but the gymnasium boys finally took a lead and held it, winning by a score of 16 to 11 The gymnasium team was com posed of Foley and Baker, forwards; Wilson, center; J dmson and Luther, guards. The high school lineup was Wright and Ivins, forwards; Collins, center; Daly and Aldridge, guards (he grou id was p operly f: ri|K d and tile righ kind o seed s iwn crop fail lire In I'e was |n actically out of the <|iu stion. A Practical Experience. 1 > A. Scollard gave the res lilt of In's own expe rim cuts in dry land fa r ning ill the ( allatin v illey At lirs t In limply w •lit a! it to get as mu ch gr mud as lie pos-i >ly could so\ ii lo grain, - nerlookii g lmost cut rely he vast! y more imp irtant ma lers if cunser ving the mo stare, in 1 1 n sc 1 11 i 11 g of the soil md other n-(| uircin ■nls for sitcessful fa ming, as aid ifi >wn by C ampbell. Th ■ best lie could do was to get ; yi •Id of 1 1 1 2 In she!s of wheat to the acre. Tli • first season 1 tat he a< op t c d the Cat ipliell system. he inert tsed this to ibout 59 bushel s to tin icre Mr. See Hard's talk was replete vith prac 1 ii ; ! '■uggestions ; ml at tli • eh ise of his arid ri is, lu* ans wered all questions ask ed hii i . Mr. Dean, the Michigan fruit and dairy expert, made a brief address on the outlook for fruit raising in the Juith Basin, and gave it as his opinion that most varieties of orchard fruits could be successfully cultivated here, basing his conclusion on the various native growths. He said the time was not far distant when practically every farmer in the basin would have his little orchard. (Continued on page 8.) lumber to build their houses and barns. Not On Stumpage Basis. It will be noticed that instead of charging these innocent purchasers the stumpage price, the government is making a price that covers sawing although the government had nothing to do with that and dispute the fact that these purchasers all paid for the sawing at the time they bought the boards. In one particular instance, a merchant of the city secured some of the lumber on execution on a judg ment. Being unable to guard the logs, most of them were stolen and this merchant really got nothing of value in the shape of lumber. Claim is made, howecer, for the full amount of the logs which were secured through legal process. Some of those notified have already made settlement, while others are waiting, not being willing to believe that the government will insist upon payment when the facts are fully understood.