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All Around Fergus County
Items of Interest to Our Readers Clipped From Our Contemporaries. MOORE. (Inland Empire.) On Monday Clyde Combs sold his residence property in the Gaston ad dition to N. A. Parmer, who lives on the Judith River. The consideration was $1,20G. Mr. Combs is now living in the Kynett house, at the corner of Second Street and Second avenue, which he will occupy until he builds a new residence early this spring. Next week the family of T. J. Kitts •who has a claim west of Moore, will move into the Gilmore cottage on Second avenue south, thus affording their children an opportunity to take advantage of the school facilities of fered in Moore. Miss Kitts return ed recently from Helena, where she has been attending business college, and has accepted a position in Moore. D. F. Smith, townsite agent for the Great Northern, passed through Moore last week while on his way to Helena. Mr. Smith is interested with several others in the new townsite of Broadview, located about 50 miles north of Billings, and great things in the boosting line are expected for this town when lots are placed on the market. The town is situated in the heart of a good farming country where Dr. W. X. Sudduth, of Billings, has been so successful in his farming experiments. There has been considerable talk for the last two weeks or so of start ing a hand in this city, to be com posed of purely local talent, and as has been demonstrated there is good material here for a good, snappy band which, with two or three weeks' prac tice, will furnish the citizens of Moore high grade music for occasions where such is in demand. It is planned to give a dance and a concert soon, the music for both to be furnished by the entire band. Excellent music can b furnished by a band for dancing. The concert will include popular music as well ns masterpieces and will be a true musical treat. With the advent of spring, and when the warm waves of the gentle chinook have thawed the frozen ground sufficiently to permit of its practical working for the foundations of the many proposed structures to be erected, there will come the sound of hammers that will be bespeak the erection of buildings that will add materially to the business houses of Moore. It may be, (and it is not either hard to believe, nor yet difficult to under stand) that ere the swallows fly southward this fall Fergus avenue will present a more representative ap pearance than it does today. To classify the different business houses to be erected, we may say that the Moore Hardware company ■will put up a stone building adjoin ing the First National Bank; the Ju dith Commercial company will no doubt erect a similar building; the Lytle elevator is to go up; the Farm er's elevator, (so we are informed), will also be on the list; Lon Davis will erect a cement block structure, on the present site he occupies; there is talk—and strong talk, too—of a modern, first class hostelry for the city, and the deals in real estate which have been made recently for prominent property, bear out the statement. Add to this the numerous residences that will be built, and some idea may be gleaned of the amount of building which will be undertaken in Moore the coming summer. Then again, if you please, the rising genera tion has grown to be a matter of serious thought, and the coming summer will see a $5,000 school house erected in Moore, and the election for authority of the same will be held in the early spring. The course of true love never did run smoothly, and while at times tlu bark of life may be successfully float ed from the shoals, yet often the storm spends its fury and leaves the derelict high and dry, so to speak, The papers are filed now, but we care not to hawk the wares of court pro cedure, so until the affair is made public, we refrain from publishing any more than the names: F. M. Clark vs. Minnie Clark. Any way, the public may as well be ready to hear of a sensational suit for divorce for 'tis writ on official calendars tin same is scheduled to come off ere long. Sneak thieves are again operating in this section and many robberies of homesteader's cabins are reported Among other places which have been visited is E. O. Hedrick's claim, which is located about 10 miles north of M oore. When Mr. Hedrick r turned to his homestead last Fridt evening he found that everything the house had been stolen, the thieves taking even the dish pan. Officers have several parties under surveilance who are suspected of being interest ed. ROUNDUP. (Roundup Record.) G. W. Megeath, J. U. Griedley and H. Y. Readinger of Omaha, president, secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the Roundup Coal Mining Co., were in the city several days this week looking over their property here. They found the work at the mine in excellent condition, the daily output having reached such figures that plans were made for the marketing of coal in the towns on this line of road from the Missouri river west. Coincident with the arrival of the chemical fire engine recently pur chased by the commercial club, a meeting of the citizens was held last Friday evening for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire depart ment. A1 Shaw, who has been an active member of the fire committee appointed by the commercial club, was chosen as lire chief with instruction:* to appoint assistants and to apportion each member his duty. W. W. Taylor, general superin tendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul's coal mine at this place and in Illinois, arrived here Tuesday to look after the work at the mines here for a few days. The development work at Mine No. 2 is progressing rapidly and will be in the producing stage in a short time. Several im provements are also being made at the No. 1 mine, chief among these be ing the changing of the coal chutes and the putting in of a screen. The mine closed down yesterday to admit of the change being made. The clerks employed in the various retail establishments in Roundup met Tuesday evening in Schrump's store for the purpose of organizing a local union. Those present were all in favor of the project and an organiza tion was perfected with the follow ing officers: Frank Philippe, presi dent; J. VV. Beaver, first vice presi dent; YV. A. Lewis, second vice presi dent; Cliff Simpson, recording secre tary; Jaw Webster, financial secre tary; W. F. Patterson, treasurer. The local union starts out with a member ship of seventeen and will affiliate with the national organization of re tail clerks. Its president, Frank Philippe, is the pioneer clerk of Roundup, having been employed in Schrump's store since that establish ment opened its doors early last year. Alex Fairgrieve, president of the Montana Federation of Labor, was present to help in perfecting the or ganization. The local union of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join ers of America this week closed a deal for lot 8, in block 5, upon which they will, in the near future, com mence the erection of a hall for lodgi as well as other purposes. The loca tion of the new hall is on Main street two blocks north of the Wall store. Work on the building which will be 24x70 feet in size, will begin as soon as possible. A. 11. Davies, who has had charge of the station here ever since it has been established, has sent in his resig nation and will step down from hi: official position February 1. Mrs. Davies, who has been employed b\ the company in the capacity of oper ator, also sent in her resignation at the same time. The election to decide for or against incorporation of Roundup, which had been set for the 27th of February, has been postponed at least two weeks by a mistake which occurred in the election notice. The notice as published in the Record last week did not include all of the terri tory desired to have in the corporate limits, and as given in the petition for incorporation. In describing the limits the county clerk and recorder simply gave the boundaries of the re corded plat of the townsite of Round up and the first addition, instead of taking as his authority the map of the proposed incorporation prepared by Engineer Pennell, and which in cludes considerably more territory B. E. Gibson, one pf the proprietors f the Judith Steam Laundry, of Lew istown, was in town on business sev cral days this week. Mr. Gibson ex presses himself as having great hopes for the future of our city. He ha been here several times, but each visit has found the city noticeably changed, but always for the better. J. Q. Adams, president of the Coast Line Land Co., was up from Mil City last Saturday. He was here on business involving the Naderman ranch which the big land company purchased last fall. George R. Marsh, of the Lewistown Furniture Co., was here several days ibis week, returning to the county seat yesterday morning. J. E. Murphy, of Lewistown, was looking over our town several days this week, arriving here Tuesday. He lias in view opening a bowling alley here. PHILBROOK. (Judith Basin Star.) That our schools are inadequate to meet the needs of our growing com munity need not to be commented on. Miss Jones now has so any grades that she has to hold an extra session on Saturdays to accommodate the 8th grade scholars. The school house is also crowded to its utmost limit and if nothing can be done to relieve the situation this year, it is none too early to begin to consider what measures to take for giving the dis trict sufficient room and teaching force. In the meantime, however, the patrons of the school are under obli gations'to Miss Jones for her extra efforts to assist those that need it. The Stevenson building is now en closed and the work will be finished as soon as possible, as Mrs. Steven son wants to open up her millinery store along in February, v Mrs. S. Hanlin, Miss Grace Flavin and Mrs. A. T. Harvey left Monday afternoon for Great Falls, Miss Fla vin going on from there to Helena. Carl W. Graham, of Moore, who has been in town for ifie past week, has decided to locate here and put in a first class dray line. Mr. Gra ham means business, as he has already purchased a lot. Dr. Poska is gradually moving down from Utica, taking advantage of nice days to make a flying trip with some of his belongings and spending a few hours arranging his household gods and goods. For a while we tried to keep track of all the bankers that came to town but lately they have become so num erous that we are unable to keep up with the game. We understand that two or three have been here this week and some more coming before the month is up. We trust someone will sttcumb to the charms of our prospective city and risk a few hundred thousand dollars in help ing to develop the best spot on earth. JUDITH GAP. (Judith Gap Journal.) "I am getting a line up on a first class team," replied Manager J. W. Sturgeon, of Judith Gap's baseball club to a Journal man this week. "Already I have signed Spot Wood ward, the fast short stop of the famous Drake team. Scissors Mc Kean, the tall first baseman, who hasn't got an equal in Mtmtana ii: lat position, will cover first sack, am going to try to play second. G S. Bills will guard third sack, aivi 1 think he is the fastest you will see i that position in the state this sea on. Pop Taylor, the old southern •aguer, will be used as utility man. He is good in the box or anywhere u may put him. The pitching staff d lhe catcher and outfielders will selected within the next month, >m a bunch of good ones apply ?. when they will all report for the purpose of going into practice. . G. Sweezy, one of the popular freight conductors running between fuditli Gap and Billings, arrived cm fis regular run Friday afternoon just 'head of the passenger trains. After leaving Billings he was taken violent ly ill with an acute attack of pneu monia. When his train arrived her he was almost unconscious and wa .■arried to the passenger train and re turned to his home in Billings. The crew that has been placing tin pecial machinery in the Great Nor them shops were called off Wednes day to place mile and signal posts between here and Laurel. This worl will require several days, when their work in the round house will be re timed. The way the road is being fixed up between Laurel and Grea Falls would indicate that the fas trains will be put on sooner than ex pected. At the commercial club mcetim last Monday night, the constitution and by-laws were adopted. A board trustees consisting of five mem bers. two of whom shall be the pres! dent and secretary, was created, and the president appointed Messrs. Han son. Skeen and Lackey to fill the va cancy until the next regular monthly meeting, next Monday night, at whicti time the trustees will be elected L the club. During the past ten days the ma chinists at the round house have been busy putting in position the latest improved machinery for the repairing of locomotives and cars. Tt will re quire at least ten days more to get the machiney set up and ready t operate. By the first of March Fore man Gebhardt will have a large fore of workmen employed in overhauling the big locomotives of the Great Nor thern, and Car Foreman Lease ex pects to give employment to about fifteen expert workers in the car dt partment. repairing, rebuilding and building freight cars. Tt is reported that Frank Widie field has refused a snug fortune for his splendid farm near Judith Gap Frank knows when he has got a good thing. FOREST GROVE. The Episcopal church is very near completion at this place. Mr. Erick son, the contractor, is now working on the interior. When completed the church is going to have a vary neat appearance and will be a great im provement to the Grove. Mr. William Burleson has returned to Forest Grove after an absence of nearly a year, spent at Miles Cit-. and on the Musselshell. The many friends of "Billy" were greeting him Sunday. Carl Erickwson, of Upper Tyler Creek, was in town, having brought Earl Paulison to attend school at tin Grove. The Mahana orchestra, of Lewis town. will be at the Grove on Tues day, the 27th, to give a dance. The young men of this vicinity met lie,re last Sunday afternoon and or ganized a band, to be known as the Forest Grove Band. John E. Lyons was elected president and Harry Sell ers was elected secretary and treasur er. Carl E. Erickson was selector as leader and band master. The young men are very enthusiastic and as some of them have been members of similar organizations at other places, the success of this organization is assured. Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Lyon visit ed at the Sellers ranch on Sunday. Lon Anderson, who has been as sisting George Bowman in the black smith shop for a few days, returned to his ranch on Bear Gulch on Sat urday. The ladies of the Guild are going to give a basket social on February 5 and everybody is looking for a good time, as the ladies are noted as the best of entertainers. The boys arc trying to get wised up as to the own ers of the various baskets that are be ing made up. Miss Bessie O'Hara and Sylvester McNamanc, of Lewistown, were at the Grove Sunday afternoon. Irvin Perry and "Dick" Pierce, of Flatwillow, were among those seen it' town on Sunday. Stock of all kinds are doing well r this section of the jeountrv. HARLOWTON. Harlowton, Feb. 1.—Frank Goss, manager of the electric light plant, went to Lewistown today on a busi ness trip. John C. Ilogl. proprietor of the Lewistown brewery, passed through to his home in Lewistown after visit ing his old home in Pittsburg, Pa. He was accompanied by his wife and child. Clark & Galvin have decided to build a new saloon next to Idogl's. It will be a large two-story stone building 78 feet long by 25 feet wide. Frank Swim will build a large saoon on the present site of the Mon tana. The building will be of stone and double decked. Mrs. M. E. Jcnizen is spending a few days in Billings visiting among friends and relatives. Mrs. Bert Taylor has arrived home from the hospital in Butte, where she underwent an operation. She will completely recover. Joseph Labrie is in Billings on business. At the last meeting of the Com mercial club the following officers were elected: President, A. E. An derson; vice president; L| D. Glenn; secretary, W. C. Husband; treasurer, S. L. Hodges; members of executive committee, A. C. Graves, Rene La brie and Mac Mcjuitty. A. M. Meade, the local hide and fur man, is in Billings buying hides. Mr. and Mrs. Clark, from the Shaw ranch, made a business trip to Lew istown during the forepart of the week, visiting their daughter on their return. Mrs. Lewellin will visit her home in Kendall after February 3. Mrs. Oscar Rader has been enter taining Mesdames Murdock, Moland er and Everett from Lombard. A band of gipsies made the town this week. Everybody is going to be rich and become famous, so the story goes. Mrs. Curtis has accepted a position in the Urner Mercantile company's store. SEED OF THE VIOLET. The Flower Is Aggressive In Spite of Its Boasted Modesty. The common wild violet affords one of the most remarkable illustrations of the care and apparent forethought of nature in preserving a species. As ev erybody knows, the violet grows in the shade, in pastures, woods and fields where the grass Is abundant and long. It comes up early in the spring and flowers at a time when the grass is most abundant and succulent. Of ! course It Is liable to be cut down by the scythe, but much more likely Is It to be bitten off by grazing animals. The violets that come in the Hprlng either do uot seed at all or very spar ingly, so that if the plant relied on Its spring flowers for seed It would prob ably perish off the earth in a very few years. But in the late fall the plant bears another crop of blossoms that 4 re nev er seen save by the professional bota nist. They are very small, utterly in significant in appearance, and grow either just at or below the surface of the ground. These are the flowers which produce the seeds for the next season. The flowers on long stems blooming in spring are only for show; the hidden flowers are for use, and the number of seeds they bear may be judged from the ease with which a Vild violet bed spreads. When the seeds are ripe the pod ex plodes, scattering them to a consider able distance, often to ten or twelve feet from the parent plant, so that in spite of its boasted modesty the violet not only takes care of itself, but be comes a troublesome aggressor. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. First, Forgive. When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any, that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.— St. Mark xi. 25. In friendship we see only those faults which may be prejudicial to our friends. In love we see no faults but those by which we suffer ourselves.— De la Bruyere. Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employ ment of man.—George Washington. Wanted—Good, clean, cotton rags. 3c per pound. Democrat office. The Home Workers and Mis sionary Society will hold their month' ly meeting at the Presbylterian church, Friday afternoon, February 5, 1909. The hostesses for the after noon will be Mrs. E. F. Smith, Mrs. John Branger and Mrs. Chris YViede man. All members and friends are cordially invited to attend. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Lena W. Fletcher, De ceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Henry C. Fletcher, Administrator of the Estate of Lena W. Fletcher, Deceased, to the cred itors of, and all persons having claims against the said Deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the lirst publication of .this notice, to the said Henry C. Fletcher, at Lew istown. Montana, or to DeKalb & Mettler, Attorneys for said Adminis trator, at their office in Lewistown, Montana, in the County of Fergus. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Feb. 2, 1909. HENRY C. FLETCHER, Administrator of the Estate of Lena W. Fletcher, Deceased. DeKalb & Mettler, Attorneys for Estate. First publication Feb. 2-4t AN INSURANCE POLICY THAT INSURED Probably no more striking example of the value and beneficence of life insurance as written by a modern company, has been afforded the peo ple of this section, than is furnished by the letter that follows. The case is one that aptly illus trates the difference between the old and new methods in life insurance— as applied by the Mutual Benefit Life. Here the old method of taking all and giving as little as possible in return to the policy holder is replaced by a new plan of giving the insured FULL VALUE FOR EVERY DOLLAR PAID IN. The letter of Mrs. James is a re freshing illustration, not only of the value of life insurance as a general proposition, but of what a contract based upon real equity will do. The letter follows: Lewistown, Mont., Jan. 21, 1909. Mr. Hal. B. Ives, State Agent, ! Tell Your Friends Absut It Write to your friends and relatives in the east and tell them want a fine country you are living in—show trem how they can do bettsr in the Judith Basin than in the eastern states. If you haven't me time, send us their names and we will mail them our illustrated folder. In this way you will greatly assist in building up Judith For copies of folder, time table and other information, address the nearest agent or A. L. CRAIG, General Passenger Agent ST. PAUL, MINN. 10-20-15t .3 ms' . MW v • \%. .. . IV !'I w J .. V-v ; The New Models 1 0 and 11 Remington HAVE Every meritthat Remington i ypewriters have always had. Every merit that any typewriter has ever had. New and revolutionary improvements which no type writer has ever had. Model 10, with Column Selector Model 11, with Built-in Tabulator Remington Typewriter Company (Incorporated New York and Everywhere Democrat Supply Department. Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Helena, Montana. Dear Sir: Your local agent, Mr. Chas. W. Morton, succeeded in inducing my husband to take out a life insurance policy in your company for $1,000, June 3, 1905. Mr. James paid the second premium June 3, 1906, but did not pay his premium due June 3, 1907. He died April 25, 1908, the policy having lapsed nearly ten months previous. I did not believe the policy was of any account but notwithstanding, your company paid, me in full and I have since learned that very few com panies would have paid the insurance, as they require three payments to be made before their policy is of value. I feel very grateful towards the company for the money paid me, as it will aid me in educating my chil dren. Yours very sincerely, MRS. H. C. JAMES. "Man Over Board" is a startling cry at sea, but when a man is "above board" it is a different proposition. All our lumber is strict ly "above board" in every respect, and as such is popular with car penters, contractors and builders in this vicinity. We supply all kinds of lumber for indoor or outdoor work, and it is delivered in lengths and sizes as ordered. Prices as low as any. MONTANA Lumber Co.