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Fergus County Democrat.
— -...........— VoL VI., No. 11. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY .MONTANA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1909. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Copyright 1909 by Hart Schaffner & Marx Y oung men's special styles are a particularly strong feature this season in our selections in suits and overcoats. We have the smart models, the broad-shouldered ath letic shapes, and the snappy cut ■which young fellows want; college men high school men, young business men. Hart Schaffner & Marx are masters of style in this field as in others; they've created for us some extremely attractive models for young men. Older men, of course, may want styles a little less extreme^ don't worry; we've got the right things for everybody. Suits $20 to $45 Overcoats $16.50 to $60 This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes. HARRY BROWN LEWISTOWN THEATER ''The Home of Good Things." Doors open 7:30 sharp. TO-IN I G H T Last show starts 9:15. "TH ESTAMPEDE," (A western picture taen in the famous 101 ranch in Oklahoma.) "SPRING HAS CAME" (Comedy) "SUNNY SOUTH OF FRANCE" (Scenic) "THE HAND BELL," (Comedy) REAL BRAND NEW SONGS 10c PRICES 20c FAMILY Theater High Class Doors open 7:30. Continuous show TO-NIGHT "THE SACRIFICE," (Drama) "POMPY'S DREAM," (Hand-colored comedy) "ALL ON ACCOUNT OF A LETTER," (A rollicking comedy subject) "THE FORTUNE HUNTERS," (This is great.) SONGS BY CLEO DEATON PRICES, 10c AND 15c Sheepman Is Sued. District Attorney Freeman last week brought an action in the fed eral court at Helena last week against George Pirrie, the well-known Rothiemay woolgrower, charging him with twenty violations of the con tract law. It is alleged that Pirrie ad vertised in a paper in Scotland for farm laborers and shepherds and that a number of people answered these advertisements. Pirrie, it is alleged, paid these people thirty dollars per month when the prevailing scale of wages for such work is $40 per month. In a statement made in Bill ings, Pirrie denies the charge and says that he has always observed the schedule wage. He further denies having placed any advertisement of the sort alleged i n any Scotish paper. The penalty for each viola tion of the contract labor law $1,000, and'if all charges should be proved against the woolgrower, he might be mulcted in the sum of $20, 000 . mstiite is GREAT SUCCESS High Class Addresses By Experts On Subject of Farming Attract Big Audiences. MANY FARMERS THERE Men for Whom the Institutes Are Chiefly Held Manifest Great Deal of Interest. Several years ago, when the first Farmers' Institute was held in Lewis town, the attendance and interest was most discouraging. Very few farmers appreciated the aims and value of the meetings and consequently, very few turned out to hear the lecturers who came in under the difficulties of long tage rides. With each suceeding institute, there came to be a better conception among 1 ranchers, stockmen and business men of the real merit of an institution es tablished and supported by the state, and the attendance constantly grew. At thi3 time, the farmers of Fergus county have a very general idea of the benefits to be derived from at tending these meetings and hearing men who are experts in the matter of effective land culture deliver lectures. That such is the case was abundantly demonstrated last week when the court room of the new county court house was crowded at each of three sessions held under the auspices of the Board of Farmers' Institute of Montana and the C. M. & Puget Sound Railroad Co. Very Attractive Program. Beyond question, the program ar ranged was the most interesting ever rendered in this city. Aside from the usual lecturers connected regularly with the State Farmers' Institute, Prof. H. W. Campbell, of Lincoln, Nebraska, probably the greatest liv ing authority on the effective, scien tific farming of lands where the rain fall is infrequent, was present and CALL CALENDAR DRAW JURORS Jury Term of District Court Will Be gin Monday, November Twenty Second. TWO MURDER TRIALS Peter S. Tried Robinson Will Be First Man -Other Important Criminal Cases. Two lists of jurors for the forth coming term of the district court were drawn last Friday morning and the members of the sheriff's office have been busy serving subpoenaes. The list of 35 jurors are to appear Monday, November 22. The November List. The jurors who were drawn to ap pear Monday week are as follows: Lewistown—Dolar Brabant, Cecil E. Copeland, A. R. Frame, Joseph Finegan, John Glancy, Hugh Green, D. S. Jones, Christ Jeffrey, Andrew Knox, Oswald Lehman, A1 Mansell, John Parsons, W. J. Pitt, C. A. Stapleton, M. L. Woodman, John R. Wood. Straw—L. L. Carpenter. Moore—Charles R. Cox, J. H. Hose man, J. R. Jones, W. J. Winrod, G. R. Withrow, Thos. P. Wood and C. F. Wunderwald. Jones—L. D. Crook. Garneill—William Edwards. Windham—T. W. Humphrey D. O. Meserve. Knerrville—George S. Knerr. Gilt Edge—Oliver Pichette. New Year—Gus Sdheibelhut. Kendall—William Fergus, Robert Hamilton, Henry Parrent and Frank Swears. Murder Trials First. The first case which will be called for trial will be that of State of Mon tana vs. Peter C. Robinson. Robin son is the man who shot and almost instantly killed Roy Short and will be tried for murder in the first degree. and 1 many miles to hear. While Prof. Campbell won fame as an expert in the erploitation of successful meth ods of dry land farming, his very ex cellent theories are equally applicable in a country such as the Judith Basin where there is almost always sufficient rainfall to insure a crop under any circumstances. Music By the Orchestra. Not the least enjoyable feature of the program was the music by the Haller orchestra at each of the ses sions. The services of this very ex cellent musical organization were se cured by Secretary Croft, of the Com mercial Club, upon the advice of George Haynes, of the Milwaukee. Judge Cheadle Presides. Judge Cheadle presided at the various sessions, the first being held Wednesday evening. Judge Cheadle had been assigned the subject, "Mon tana's Future and the Judith Basin As a Factor," and handled the subject in his usual thorough, accurate and scholarly manner. After giving fig ures relative to the state of Montana and its twenty-six million acres of fine farming land, the speaker paid a hearty tribute to the work being done by the State Agricultural College at Bozeman and the men connected with that institution. He traced the development of Montana through its various eras, be ginning with the trapper. The trapper was succeeded by the men who de veloped and worked great placer mines and laid the foundation for our supremacy as a copper, gold and silver mining state. Then came the stockman with vast herds of cattle and innumerable bands of sheep. The fourth great era is now at hand with the farmer showing the way to heights of untold development and prosperity. Fergus county, said the speaker, is capable of producing 30,000,000 bushels of wheat annually but this amount of grain will probably never be raised as much of the land will be devoted to the growing of other crops. In conclusion, Judge Cheadle said that with the rapid development of our material resources, our people will also take an ever growing in terest in those things which make for better living and a higher civilization. Prof. Linfield's Address. Prof. Linfield, of the experiment station, was the next speaker and told, in an entertaining way, of the de velop of the Farmers' Institute idea in this state, the difficulties at first encountered and the present interest shown in all portions of the sate. The speaker devoted some time to the rotation of crops and the feeding of stock. Prof. Atkinson, state agronomist, was the last speaker of the evening, (Continued on page 4.) The second case is that of State vs. Gass, the man who killed Tom King near Stanford last week. An information has been filed against King charging him with second de gree murder. Mitoff, the Bulgarian who shot Deputy Sheriff McCall near Melstone about three months ago, will be tried the 26th and on the 27th, L.oui3 Lc Tray, a Grass Range man who is charged with rape, will be tried. Theo dore Schmitz will then come for trial for burglary. Criminal Calendar, November Term. State vs. Robison, November 22. State vs. Gass, November 24. State vs. Mitoff, November 26. State vs. Latray, November 27. State vs. Schmitz, November 29. State vs. Bruner, November 29. State vs. McDowell, November 29. Civil Calendar, December Term. 1834, von Tobel vs. New Year G. M. Co., December 7. 1563, Tus vs. Bright, et al, December 8 and 9. 1872, Maeder vs. Doherty, Decem ber 9. 1880, Hazcn vs. Wright, December 10 . 1706, Gander vs. Gander, December 13. 1937, Hogeland vs. Butler, Decem ber 11. 1949, Dennis vs. Hogeland, et al., December 14. 1940, Wilson vs. Miller, December 15. 1955, Montana Lumber Co., vs. Miner Bros., December 16. 1981, Ross vs. Tripp, December 17. 1984, Handel Bros. vs. Newton, December 18. 1999, Link vs. Belcher, et ux., De cember 20. 2029, Cleveland vs. Cleveland, De cember 21. 2037, Brammer vs. Rose, Decem ber 22. 1959, Hamilton vs. Hamilton, De cember 23. 1792, Pierce vs. Moshner, Decem ber 23. New Company Organized. Articles of incorporation of the Spring Creek Power & Light com pany were filed in the office of the clerk and recorder last week. The company is organized by John L. Bright, of the Citizens' Electric com pany, with a capital stock of $250,000. With the artciles were filed an agree ment with Terrence McDonald to sell his fine power site on lower Spring creek for $21,000. This is considered one of the best power propositions in this part of the state and will doubt less be utilized by Mr. Bright and his associates for the generation of electric power as as soon as they con sider the time ripe for such an enter prise. BIG GOODELL RANCH SOLD Two Thousand Acre Farm Near Philbrook Sold to Iowa Man for Thirty-five. FRANK MITCHELL SELLS Stanford Man Disposes of Fifteen Hundred Acres to Illinoian at Fancy Price. Real estate is certainly moving in Fergus county. This movement is not confined to any one part of the county but deals of tremendous mag nitude are being reported from every PRAIRIE FIRE BURNS OVER LARGE AREA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O Parties in from Stanford yes- O O terday report that the most ex- O O tensive prairie fire that has been O O known in that section in many O O years raged last Friday, and be- O O sides burning off the range, did O O a good deal of damage. It seems O O that the fire was started from a O O camp wagon, as it was seen pull- © O ing away from the head of the O O very soon after it started. The O © grass was unusually long and O O dry and the fire swept eastward O O rapidly, extending over a distance O O of between 15 and 20 miles. O O Many of the men in the neigh- O O borhood were with the cattle Q O roundup some miles away, but Q © they soon smelled the fire and, O O mounting their horses, returned O O and did good service in fighting O O the flames. They were joined in O O this bjr the threshing crews and Q O by Friday night the fire was out. O O At the Grusneiur place, about a O O thousand bushels of wheat in O O stack was destroyed and twenty O O tons of hay went up in smoe. O © At the Strong place everything O O went except the house. The barn O O and its contents, including har- O O ness and machinery, w-nt up in O O smoke, and the pasture was also O O burned over. O © At the Poser place the stacked O O grain was saved by back firing, O O although some damage was done O O there. O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GETTING READY FOR OLD SANTA Kendall Miners' Union and School Teachers Meet to Arrange for Christmas Tree. ATHLETIC CLUBSUCCESS Young Men of the Camp Organize Basket Ball Teams and Have In teresting Games. Kendall, Mont., Nov. 8.—News of a disastrous fire at the ranch of John Butler on Plum creek, reached Ken dall Wednesday. It appears that Butler had stacked his grain and the fire started from a spark from a threshing machine. The amount of the loss could not be learned. Miss Winifred Brown left Monday for Flatwillow, where she will be the guest of Mrs. C. F. Randolph for sev eral weeks. The parents of Mrs. Jed Benton are now the guests of Mrs. Benton in Kendall. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wunderlin, Miss Anna Wunderlin and Messrs. Tom Stout and Charley Allen, made the trip out from Lewistown in Mr. Wunderlin's big National machine on Friday. Mrs. Wunderlin and Miss Wunderlin stopped at the ranch of Seymour Howell to visit, while the gentlemen came on into Kendall. They shook hands with their many friends in Kendall, and Mr. Allen hastened to the Kendall mine, his old stamping ground, to see his friends. The party left for Lewistown about three o'clock that afternoon. Mrs. H. H. Lan«r who has been ill the past week, is almost entirely recovered. Cashier and Mrs. R. L. Henderson drove into the country Friday to spend the day with friends. Miss_ Rose Durnen returned to her home in Kendall Saturday, after an extended visit with relatives and friends in Winston and Helena. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Smith were section of the Judith Basin. Outside money is being invested in Fergus county lands by the hundreds of thousands of dollars and all of the investors are confident that they are getting more than their money'* worth. It has been estimated by one in a position to know that three mil lion dollars worth of land has changed hands in the county during the last year. Goodell Sells Fine Ranch. C. M. Goodell, one of the earliest settlers in the Judith valley, a few days ago closed a deal for the sale of his fine ranch of two thousand acres, located a short distance from Phil brook, to VV. E. Blackman, of Panora, Iowa. Homer Detrick, of Moore, negotiated the deal and while the price paid has not been made public, it is understood from an authoritative source that it was about $35 an acre. Mr. Goodell retained a half section on which his fine residence is located. This is considered one of the finest ranches in the Judith Basin and the Iowa man will probably subdivide it and sel it out in small tracts. Mitchell Gets a Fancy Price. Two important deals have been closed recently at Stanford. The Democrat of last week contained an item relative to the sale of the seven thousand acre Edwards tract at $14 per acre to Mound City, Missouri, parties. The other big deal over there was the sale of fifteen hundred acres be longing to Frank Mitchell to George W. Davidson, of Champaign, Illinois. This deal was engineered by the Wil liam H. Brown company and the price is said to have been $37.50 per acre. This is a beautiful tract of land which adjoins the townsite of Stan ford. It is as level as a floor and every acre can be plowed. Many Taking Homesteads. The United States land office iias been doing a rushing business as shown by the monthly statement in another article and the public land is being taken up in a hurry. Thou sands of acres have been taken up in this manner north of Kendall during the last month. Excursions Will Continue. The homeseekers' excursions on the Milwaukee road will continue for a couple of months yet. These ex cursions have been the means of bringing hundreds of settlers to the Judith Basin during the past summer and each excursion train brings in a larger number of homeseekers and in vestors than the preceding train. Treasurer's Report. The report of County Treasurer Robinson for the month ending Oct. 31, shows a balance in the county strong box of $95,376.54. The dis bursemets during the months amount ed to $31,470.80 and the receipts for the same time were $24,782.87. guests at the Wilkinson ranch on Fri day. John Reilly drove to Lewistown Saturday evening. Tom Knight was in Lewistown Tuesday on land business. L. D. Forester was in town last week on his way to the saw mill in the Judith mountains. "Casey" is one of the busiest ranchers in the country. "Red" O'Neal has hauled the lum ber for a fine new barn and is now busy excavating for the building. John Fleming was in town Friday from his ranch on the big bench at the head of salt creek. Mrs. N. Butler was in Lewistown on business Wednesday. Mike Gibson was over from Maiden Saturday. Messrs. Fox Evans and Stafford spent Sunday driving through the country north of town, looking up homestead locations. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Smith visited in Lewistown Saturday. A. S. d'Aulrcinont, the brother of Editor d'Autremont, has spent sev eral days visiting at the home of his brother. Mrs. John Brinkman was a Lewis town visitor on Wednesday. Mrs. M. C. Peters, Miss Orpha Noble and Roy Hopkins, of Lewis town, and George Wunderlin, of Kendall, spent Sunday at the ranch of Miss Maude Powers. County Commissioner J. M. Par rent went to Lewistown Friday on county business, to spend two or three days. J. M. Stafford transacted business in Lewistown on Wednesday. Phil Dilly came over from Maiden Monday. Henry Danils, who accompanied Hugh Stevens to Landusky, returned on Friday. Mrs. Ed Tracy was in town from the Tracy ranch on Monday. Charles Keene and family left on Monday for Butte where they expect to make their home. W. W. Newton made a trip to Lewistown on Tuesday. John Dobson, who has been on the sick list for some time, is able to be around once more. D. A. McDonald and Alice Mc Lean visited Lewistown Tuesday on business. "Sand Coulee" Nels has returned to Kendal after an absence of some months. Chas. Lockwood and Bartley Smith were in Lewistown early last week, Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Lakey drove to Lewistown and returned on Fri day. Webb Cox rode in from his ranch on Ming Coulee, Saturday, and re mained over Sunday. Glenn Morton spent Sunday at the FERGUS TAKES SECOND PLAGE Chouteau County Forges to the Front With Big Gold Production for October. NICE INCREASE SHOWN Over Fourteen Thousand Dollars More Gold Produced By State This Year Than Last. For the third or fourth time with in live years, Fergus county came out second in the matter of gold produc tion by the various counties of the state in October. The minc3 of the Zorltnan district cleaned up in fine shape, thus placing Chouteau in the lead by a big margin. The report of T. B. Miller, assayer in-charge at the United States assay office at Helena for the past month is as follows: 1909—Broadwater, $486.76; Chou teau, $70,328.89; Deer Lodge, $2,987. 84; Fergus, $45,515.49; Granite, $2, 038.22; Jefferson, $2,022.29; Lewis and Clark, $3,043.32; Lincoln, $186.28; Madison, $36,867.44; Missoula, $1, 275.45; Meagher $265.93; Park, $296. 78; Powell, $6,609.58; Ravalli, $241. 72; Silver Bow, $1,657.65. 1908—Broadwater, $1,093.27; Beav erhead, $160.55; Chouteau, $8,404.96; Deer Lodge. $8,065.51; Fergus, $33, 725.28; Granite, $2,379.91; Jefferson, $410.43; Lewis and Clark, $13,010.91; Madison, $68,114.07; Missoula, $19, 146.54; Park, $1,206.32; Powell, $3, 210.61; Ravalli $492.89; Silver Bow. $295.20. A Martyr to the Cause. Albuquerque, N. M., Nov. 8.—Win. Robinson, editor of the Roswell Reg ister-Tribune, and a well known author, who wa3 offered the governor ship of New Mexico to succeed Gov Gco. Curry, whose resignation takes effect next February, announced to day that lie did not feel competent to hold the positon and would de cline the offer. Mr. Robinson said: "I am a news paper man and would rather work on a newspaper than be president." DIG PRICE FOR FERGUS CATTLE Fergus County Outfits Strike Toppy Market With Five Hundred Head of Good Stuff. HAS BEEN GOOB YEAR Stockmen of Montana Have Enjoyed One of the Banner Years With Their Shipments. About ten days ago, the three Fer gus outfits, including the Fergus Land & Live Stock company, Wil liam Fergus & Sons, and Fergus Brothers, and Peter E. Anderson, loaded a train load of cattle out of this city for the Chicago market. The train hauled five hundred head of splendid range stuff and a top market was struck upon arrival in Chicago. Big Price for the Best. According to dispatches received in this city, the best of the lot brought $7.40 per cwt. and the bulk went at $6.50. These are certainly fancy prices and mean a big net profit for the owners of the cattle. It i 3 the best price ever received by the Fer gus outfits in all the years they have sending choice cattle to the market by the train load. Pretty Well Cleaned Up. Fergus stockmen have their market able stuff pretty well cleaned up and, in many ways, it has been one of the best years the cattle and sheep grow ers of this county have ever had. Sheep were never higher on the mar ket but very few have been shipped out. All of the surplus sheep were taken out of the county by the high prices of the last three years and local woolgrowers have been scour ing the entire west for sheep to ship in here instead of loading up woolies for the eastern market. There will be several thousand head of sheep brought into the county this year. Some record prices have been real ized by cattle growers this year and times were never more prosperous for this very important industry.