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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol. V., No. 50. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY. AUGUST 10. 1909. PRICE FIVE CENTS. NOTICE We Now Have a Tailoring Department! in operation and are pre pared to do first class work in CLEANING PRESSING REPAIRING HARRY BROWN, Lewistown THEATER "The Home of Good Things." Doors open 7:30 sharp. TO-NIGHT Last show starts 9:15. "BROTHERS IN ARMS," (A military drama). Different than any shown here be fore. "THE WAY TO HAPPINESS." A beautiful drama taken in na tural color photography. "EDDIE IS A REAL LIVE ONE." A screaming comedy in which our little actor friend takes the leading part. SONGS BY CLEO. Entire change of program Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 10c-PRICES-20c WINNERS IN CONTEST NAMED LAST NIGHT LARGE VOTE CAST IN BIJOU POPULAR GIRL CONTEST HANDSOME PRIZES. One of the most popular voting contests ever held in the city came to a close last night when Manager Heinecke of the Bijou theater an nounced the winners in the popular /girl voting carnival which has been in progress at his place for several ■weeks.. Miss Judith Waite was winner of the first prize, a handsome diamond ring, and Miss Willy Deaton won second prize, a $35 watch. Miss Waite received 14,964 votes and Miss Deaton 12,621. A number of other candidates received votes running well into the thousands. Much interest has been manifested in this contest ever since it was augurated, the champions of the various young ladies working hard ito land their favorite a winner. The contest served to add to the deserevd popularity of this very ex cellent play house. Manager Heinecke is constantly working to please his patrons and never overlooks anything new in the line of good entertain ment. HAVE ARRANGED FINE PROGRAM Executive Committee Hatfe Outlined Work to Be Done at Pythian Grand Lodge Meeting. WILL BRING BIG CROWD Estimated That There Will Be Fully Five Hundred Visitors in the City During Convention. The executive committee compris ing F. E. Smith, Chairman E. G. Wor den, secretary, Will Hopkins, treas urer, J. L. Martin and M. I. Burke, have submitted to the Grand Chan cellor of the Montana grand lodge Knights of Pythias a tentative pro gram for the annual grand lodge convention which will be held in this city Tuesday and Wednesday, Octob er 12th and 13th. Upon receipt of approval from che grand chancellor, that portion of the committee's work will have been completed. Outline of Program. As outlined, the program will be opened with a big reception to the visitors Monday evening at some place yet decided upon. At mid night, there will be given the famous white parade, a very pretty feature. Regular sessions of the grand lodge will be held Tuesday morning and afternoon. At 4 o'clock in the after noon, the visitors will be given auto mobile rides about the city and ad joining country. Tuesday evening, the competitive drill by the various lodge teams will be held. Two more regular lodge sessions will be held Wednesday morning and afternoon and at 4 o'clock in (the af ternoon, the competitive drill of the uniformed ranks will be held out doors, weather permitting. The ses sion will be closed with a .grand ball in the evening. Will Bring Big Crowd. Attorney E- G. Worden, who is secretary of the executive committee and one of the most enthusiastic workers in the local Pythian lodge, estimates that there will be close to five hundred visitors in Lewistown during the two days of the conven BURNS PROVE ID DE FATAL Two Year Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie McDonald Meets Horrible Death. PLAYED WITH MATCHES Dress of Little One Set Afire By Lighted Match—Young Lady Extinguishes Flame. Elizabeth, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie McDonald, was fatally burned at the McDonald home on Washington street last Tuesday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock. The little one remained conscious until 8 o'clock and died at St. Joseph's hospital at 11:15 the same evening. Played with Matches. The mother .was away from home at the time and the father had stepped back to the Waite residence, the con struction of which he is superintend ing. He was but a couple of hundred feet from home and intended to be gone but a few moments. It seem3 that the two children left in the house commenced to play with matches, the older of them climbing up and throwing them down to the young er child on the floor. One of the lighted matches set fire to the child's dress. The older one commenced to scream and attracted the attention of the Waterman family who live but a few feet away. Betty Gudzasell, a domestic em ployed at the Waterman home, rushed over and, by wrapping her skirt around the little child, extinguished the flames. The young lady acted with the utmost coolness and bravery but her arrival was too late as the babe had already been fatally burned. The father rushed over as did a num ber of neighbors. Physicians were hastily summoned and the mother rushed home the instant she was com municated with. Every possible effort was made to save the unfortunate child's life but all in vain. It was the first time the children had ever been left alone, even fot tion. There will be one hundred twenty-five delegates to the grand lodge of the Knights and seventy five to the convention of the Pythian Sisters. Then, the lodges about the county will send over large delega tions and many of the delegates from the outside will bring members ot their families. The committee intend to spare no expense in making the convention an unqualified success but should be given the hearty assistance of every person in Lewistown in the work. SAY CRISIS IS PASSED. Spanish Government Issues State ment Saying Revolution Is Ended. Madrid, Aug. 4.—The government today issued an official announcement saying the crisis in Spain is now at an end and that the country was tranquil from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean. The release of Iglesias, editor of El Progresso, and a certain relaxa tion of censorship are considered the best evidence that the danger is past. The minister of the interior says that not only the reservists but volun teers are flocking to the recruiting stations for service in Morocco. Senor Solortega, a republican sena tor, has arrived here from Barcelona. He denies the recent movement there was separatist, and says the revolu tionists during the two days they were atsers of the city did not com mit a single assassination or act of cruelty. The inmates of the religious institutions fled and the buildings were burned. One of the greatest losses at Bar celona is the libraries of the Chris tian schools and the scientific mu seum, containing together 70,000 vol umes. A new civil governor of Bar celona has been appointed. The publication of letters from Don Jaime has removed the apprehension of a Carlist movement. Several gunboats .have been dis patched to Morocco to be used es pecially in stopping the landing of contraband. The government announces that many foreigners have offered their servies to the king as simple soldiers in Morocco. Moors Attack. Melilla, Aug. 4.—The Moors today attacked a commissary convoy. The result of the engagement is un known. Two troop ships arrived to day. Typewriter ribbons, the best on the market, for the following machines: Remington, L. C. Smith, Oliver and Underwood typewriters. Fergus County Democrat Supply Dept. such a short time and the parents are heart broken over the terrible death of their beloved babe. The funeral was held from the house Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald desire to thank Mis3 Gudzesell for her heroic efforts to save their baby; also .the many neigh bors and friends who so kindly prof fered aid and sympathy in the hour of their great loss. Many beautiful floral pieces were piled on the coffin before it was borne to the grave. Duplicating rent receipt books. Re eipt and duplicate made with the one writing. .Ask to see ichem. Democrat Supply Department. FERGUS FARMERS HEAR FINE ADDRESSES Governor Norris, Judge Cheadle and Professors Cooley, Linfield and Atkinson Make interesting Speeches at Big Fanners' Picnic Held Tuesday at the Experiment Farm. The most largely attended and en joyable picnic ever held in Fergus county was that at the Fergus coun ty experiment farm on Louse creek last Tuesday. Favored by a beauti ful day and attracted by the presence of the governor of the state together with a number of obher notables, hundreds of farmers from the western and central part of the county gath ered with their families at the sta tion where a program which, for in struction and clean entertainment, was never surpassed at any event in the Judith Basin was given. Will Be Annual Event. At the day's close when the hun dreds of happy picnicers left for their respective homes, all felt 'that the oc casion had been a most notable and successful one, and all will look for ward with infinite pleasure to the annual recurrence of the event. Editor Peterson Busy. While all of the newspaper men in the Basin gave the widest possible publicity to the proposed picnic, to Brother S. E. Peterson of the Moore Inland Empire and Judith Basin Star, must be given a lion's share of the credit for giving a couple of weeks of his time almost exclusively to the Good Old Milestown Show Elks of the State Splendid Time at An nual Convention. LIVINGSTON NEXT YEAR Park County City Had No Serious Oppostiion in Efforts to Secure Next Meeting. The editor of the Democrat spent one day in Miles City last week. One day is not very long reckoned in the usual way but in Elkvillc is meant just exactly twenty-four hours of sleepless activity. Thus, after spend ing one day, the scribe stepped wearily but happily on the homeward bound train, leaving Judge Cheadle Frank Carleton. W. O. Hinkley, Bill Coburn and Walter Knight of the local herd to represent Lewistown during the remainder of the session. Why We Were Weary. Dave Hilger was also there that day and it was, perhaps, because the guileless, unsophisticated editor at tempted to follow Dave's devious feetsceps all the day .long that he was so desirous of making a getaway. The only consolation was that Dave, too, was ready, willing amd anxious to grab a vacant seat on the first train bound for Lewistown. Elkville All to die Good. Right here, it may be stated that old Milestown set a mark in the way of elaborate and faultless preparation, startling andi original features of en tertainment and heartfelt cordiality which other ambitious convention cties will find difficult to reach. Elkville, built in the center of the city park and representative of the genuine old time cow town, was a scream. There the frontier life was depicted in all of its originality. The bank of Elkville would lend money in any reasonable sum, .high into the thousands, to any good Elk and this same money was "good as gold/ in Elkville." Judge Cheadle, from this city, was hoonred with the first vice presidency of the state organization and Roy E. ANDREW FERGUS IS MARRIED ON COAST WELL KNOWN FERGUS COUN TY PIONEER AND STOCK MAN WEDS. David Hilger last week received a message from Andrew Fergus stat ing that Mr. Fergus and Miss Hazel Akeley were married Sunday, August 1st, at the Washington residence of work of arranging the details of the splendid program. Through the courtesy of our court stenograprer, Hal B. Gibson, the Democrat is able to publish this week, copious excerps of the very ex cellent address of Judge Cheadle who presided and the full address ot Governor Norris. We regret that we are unable to publish also the very excellent talks of Professors Cooley, Linfield and /Atkinson, but a lack of space makes that impossible. Judge Cheadle's Address. In his introductory address, Judge Cheadle spoke in part as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen: I hardly need to assure you that I take great pleasure in making an address of wel come to those who have assembled here today 'to see what the experi menters have been able to do on a dry-land farm. The last time I was this particular ground upon which we now stand, there was no cultiva tion of any sort upon it except the range .grass. At that time nobodv thought that this land would ever be worth anything for any other pur pose. The general opinion regarding all .this portion of the Judith Basin was, that it was not worth while to take it up and pay a dollar and a quarter an acre for it. The cattle men and the sheep men grazed their Ayers was selected as a delegate to the national convention at Detroit next year. Livingston was chosen as the next place of meeting and Harry L. Wilson, of Billings, one of the clev erest chaps in the state of Montana, was recommended as district deputy grand exalted ruler. This selection will be popular among the Elks of the state. WORTHY WORK. Superintendent of Montana Children's Home in the City. I. N. Boyer, superintendent of th» Montana Children's Home Society, is in the city from his headquarters in Helena. We present on another page a picture of the new $20,000 building now in course of constrution by /this soiety. The Children's Home Society has for its object the finding of homes for orphans and other children who are left on the world without care or pro tection. Not only do they try to find homes but they endeavor to place their children in good homes where the youngsters will be given the same care and affection bestowed by a mother or father. There is not an orphanage in the state where children can now he taken in as both institutions of that character in the state are full to overflowing. This throws an added burden on the home finding society and Superintcnedent Boyer, hacked by an exceptionally strong and active hoard of directors, is exerting every effort to shoulder the responsibility. Five hundred children have been placed in good homes through t he efforts of the society. The organiza tion is maintained solely by voluntary contributions and a more worthy ob ject of charity could not be found anywhere. Linen Shower for Miss Rau. Last Thursday evening a few friends gathered at the home of Miss Ina Baylies to surprise Miss Regina Rau, the bride-elect. The affair was very prettily and cleverly carried out. Miss Rau was seated in the living room and her friends rushed forth from the dining room, raising an umbrella over her head from which fell a shower of dainty and useful parcels of various shapes and sizes. The house was artistically decorated in pink and white. After a pleasant evening the party participated in a dainty luncheon. Those present vvere Misses Ina Baylies, Hazel Reming ton, Mabel Hoffman, Mayme Ander son, Hazel Kaull, Lily Kinzel, Laura Miller, Kate Osweiler, Rose d'Autre mont, Mayme Cook, Florence d'Aut remont and Mrs. Sadie Hoffman. Mr. and Mr3. J. B. Rauch in Steila coom. The message told Dave to "do the right thing at the Club," which said "right thing" Dave ha3 been do ing with much eclat and considerable frequency ever since the message was received. A letter to the Democrat from a lady who was present states that the wedding was a very swagger affair. The bride wore a white princess gown of Persian lawn, trimmed with lace. She carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Merrill Maury, wore a gown of light blue voyle and carried pink carnations. James P. Fergus acted as best man. The ceremony was performed bv (Continued on page 8.) flocks and herds through all this region, free of charge, which was a good deal cheaper than it was to own the land and pay taxes upon it. If we who were here at that time had had as good foresight as we now have hindsight, we might all have been mil lionaires by simply acquiring a little of this land and holding on to it. It has remained for the gentlemen who are in charge of this station, and sim ilar stations, to demonstrate to U3 the value of this land and to show that its chief value is for agricultural pur poses. A great change is coming over the state of affairs in Montana. When Montana was settled, it was consid ered to be almost wholly valuable for its mining products. T/hat era passed by, and the era of the range came in, and, for a great many years it was supposed that Montana was valuable chiefly for what it could pro duce in the way of cattle and sheep That era also is passing, and the era of agriculture is now dawning upon us. When-we consider the enormous size of the state of Montana, one hundred forty-six thousand square miles, and that a large proportion of it is available for agricultural pur poses, it is very easy to see that the (Continued on page 4.) MOORE ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE Base Ball Game for Blood Will Be Played at Rock Creek Bench Me tropolis Sunday. FOR MARRIED MEN ONLY The Old Boys Will Show Young sters How Battles Are Fought and Won. If you have anything planned for next Sunday, call it off. There will be just one event in the way of social entertainment on that day and the same will be a base ball game which is to be played in the city of Moore in the afternoon. From all indica tions, the said game will be worth a trp of many miles in addition to the usual price of admission. Accept the Defy. Some days ago, a few of the boys in Lewistown who played ball back in the days of Anson, sent out a ten tative defy to the married men's /team of Moore. Quicker than a hun gr ytrout ever kumped at a luscious looking fly, Andy Matthews and his bunch accepted the .challenge. Ac cordingly, plans arc now being per fected for a lallipaloozcr of a game between teams of married men from Lewistown and Moore. The management of the Lewistown aggregation are gradually lining up what promises to be a crackerjack organization. Some of these players were members of Noah's little yacht ing party but still believe, at any rate, that they can do things with the small 3pheruid designated a base ball. At any rate, the game will be play ed Sunday and a big crowd will ac company Johnny Bcbb, Red Johnson, Micky Brown, Harry Kelly, Logue Hottle, Hal Tilzey, Johnny Sweeney, Herman Haasch, Tom Stout and a number of other /brave uthletes, yet to be discovered, at the battle ground on the famous Rock Creek bench. Buy your ticket and reserve a seat early or you may have to stand up. DIG MINSTREL SHOW DY ELKS Members of Lewistown Lodge Are Making Arrangements for Great Annual Event. THE BEST EVER HELD Miller and Draper Coming From the East With New Costumes and Startling Stunts. The amusement loving people of Lewistown have come to look for ward with much pleasurable anticipa tion to the annual minstrel show pull ed off by the local lodge of Elks. Therefore, it is with considerable pleasure that we are able to announce that August 25th and 27th are the dates chosen this year for .the great event. Miller and Draper Coming. Miller and Draper, the two clever boys who pulled off a show here last winter, will again have charge of the big show and this insures its success. Miller was here for a few days this week and Draper will arrive the lat ter part of the week from New York with a new bunch of costumes, new stunts and new songs right off the metropolitan press. /Likewise, chey will spring some jokes never heard even in this enlightened community. New Elks Home. The proceeds from this show will go into the new Elks home building fund. The members of the local order are planning the erection of a modern lodge home within the next year or two and the money made from the minstrel show will be the nest egg. A more comprehensive announce ment of the many new and startling features will be made in a future Is sue of the Democrat. Wrong Kind of Cook. Mistress—"Jane, I can't have yon entertaining company in my kitchen all the time.' New Cook—"Faith, an' it do be your own fault, ma'am. Yez should 'ave advertised for a plain cook."— Puck.