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Fergus County Democrat.
VoL VI., No. 12. LEWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY .MONTANA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1909. PRICE FIVE CENTS; 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 Sehaffner & 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 BIJOU THEATER "The Homo of Good Things." Doors open 7:30 sharp. TO-N IG HT Last show starts 9:15. Entire New Show For this evening will arrive on to night's train. WHAT TIME WILL THE CLOCK STRIKE Don't Miss This Feature Change. 10c PRICES 20c FAMILY S Doors open 7:30. Continuous show TO-NIGHT NEW VAUDEVILLE A feature sketch "THE DUTCH JUSTICE," A rollicking farce comedy, intro ducing songs and dances. MOTION PICTURES "LITTL PEACEMAKER," (Comedy) "ENERGETIC ADVERTISER," (Comedy) "BONDSMAN'S FATE," (Trayedy Drama) (Comedy) "CURED BY GYMNASTICS," MUSIC BY WILLY AND FRITZ PRICES, :: 15c AND 25c Buyers Getting Busy. Advices from Utah state that the advance guard of wool buyers have arrived in that state and are con tracting wool at a lively rate. The price ranges around twenty cents and as Montana wool always commands from two to three cents better prices than the Utah clips, some idea may be gained as to the possible prices which will be offered the first prices which will be offered here. The buyers are expected to arrive in Montana shortly after the first of the year and will doubtless be in Lewis town looking after the choice wool grown in the Judith Basin. Fresh Boxer Too Sudden. New Orleans, Nov. 14.—Ad Wol gast, of Cardillac, Mich., knocked out Henry Piet, champion lightweight of Fiance, in the second round of » scheduled 20-round bout before the West Side A. C. this afternoon. JUDITH BASIN MILL IS SOLD Nebraska Men Take Over Big Local Flouring Plant—Large Sum of Money Involved. ARE PRACTICAL MILLERS Purchasers Have Had Much Ex perience ih the Milling Business— Take Charge at Once. Frank J. Robinson, the real estate man, left this morning for Helena where he will see John P. Barnes and complete the final details for the sale of the Judith^ Basin milling plant to Andrews and son, capitalists and practical milling men of Minden, North Dakota. The deal has been pending for several weeks, the elder Mr. Andrews having made several trips to this city to confer with the owners of the property. Involves Large Sum of Money. While the purchase price has not been made public it is known to be in the neighborhood of one hundred thousand dollars. John P. Barnes, an old-time resident of this city but now living in Helena, owns the larger portion of the stock, G. A. Steinberg, who has been in charge as manager for the last five or six years, being the only other stockholder. It is un derstood that Mr. Steinberg has been offered a responsible position with the new company. Take Immediate Possession. The Messrs. Andrews are expected to arrive in the city Thursday eve ning and will take immediate pos session of the mill. The father has had forty years experience in the milling business and his son, who will have charge of the local plant, has had both practical and technical training in the business. Their finan cial connections will enable them to make any alterations or improve ments required in the mill and to run WILL BRIDGE MUSSELSHELL Commissioners of Fergus and Yel lowstone Counties Meet to Se lect Best Site. INSPECT THE ROADS Messrs. Petersen and Neill Make Arrangements to Do Some Work Near Coal Camp. Chairman Julius Petersen, of the board of county commissioners, re turned Saturday from an extended trip along the Musselshell river in company with Commissioner Neill. Bridge Across Musselshell. The trip was taken primarily for the purpose of meeting the county com missioners of Yellowstone county with reference to the selection of a site for a new bridge which the two counties intend to construct across the Musselshell river somewhere cast of Musselshell crossing. There are two or three petitions for bridges and the joint boards are now endeavoring to pick out the most feasible place for putting in the crossing. The peo ple of Melstone want 4fte bridge to cross the river at that point while there are others who desire the bridge built at Japan in Yellowstone county, are the Carpenter creek coal fields which are looked upon as the future rival of the Roundup fields. While it was not definitely decided just where the bridge will be located, the commissioners of both counties rather favor the Melstone site. It was decided, however, to postpone the construction of the bridge until next spring, owing to the greater ex pense of doing the work during the winter months. The bridge will cost between eighty and nine thousand dol lars which will be divided equally the plant up to its fullest capacity from the beginning. First Class Milling Plant. The Judith Basin mill is consid ered one of the best plants of the sort west of Mnneapolis. The pres ent mill was constructed about six years ago at a cost of $75,000, the machinery being of the best in every particular. The mill is operated by water power and is unique in this part of the county in that the water in the mill ditch never freezes, thus enabling the plant to be operated twelve months in the year. This is a tremendous advantage over most water power mills of the north. Make Lewistown Milling Center. In conversation with a representa tive of the Democrat a short while since, the elder Mr. Andrews stated that he is confident that Fergus county is destined to become the greatest wheat growing section of the United States. Moreover, he says that the wheat raised here is as good as the best produced in the United States and there is no reason why flour equal to anv made in the Twin Cities cannot be made here. He has no doubt that they will be able to make flour which will be able to compete successfully with any im ported product in the local field but which will also command a ready and growing market in other parts of the state. The steady operation of the local mill will mean much to this city and to the surrounding ranchers. It will mean that tens of thousands of dol ars now sent east every year for flour will be kept here and will tend to improve the wheat market in Lew istown. The purchasers of the Ju dith Basin mill will doubtless have the united support of local business men in their efforts to make Lewis town a^ milling center. Labor Leaders Opposed to Saloon. _Toion to, Nov. 14.—The question of labor and the saloon was discussed this afternoon by labor leaders at a big mass meeting in Massey hall. Rev. Charles Stelzle, a fraternal dele gate to the convention of the Amer ican Federation of Labor from the Federal ^Council of the Churches of Christ in America, presided, and made tre principal address. Other speakers included Vice President John Mitchell and Treasurer John B. Len non of the American Federation of Labor and President Thomas L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Mitchell declared that organized labor, in its fight for better condi tions for the wage earner, is doing more to promote temperance than is any otrer organization. T. R. Murray and wife, of Pliil brook-Hobson, are in the city today. between Fergus and Yellowstone counties. Examine Roundup Roads. While at Roundup, Commissioners Petersen and Neill examined some road matters about that place and made arrangements to do consider able work on the roads leading into that place. In conversation with the Democrat, Chairman Petersen stated that Roundup is showing a steady growth, many new buildings, including business blocks and residences going up in all portions of the city. Power Sites Withdrawn. Washington, Nov. 12.—Secretary Ballinger' today issued an order for the conservation of the water power rights on public lands. Without waiting for legislation to learn what eventually will be done with many lands valuable for water power, the secretary withdrew from disposition more than 8,000 acres of such land lo cated in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, Wyoming and New Mexico. This land now being in the public domain will probably be affected by legislation to be enacted during the next congress. Until congress de cides just what is to be done with the land and the terms upon which it is to be utilized, the secretary will keep a tight hold upon it. The land is lo cated as follows: 684 acres on Red Rock creek, Montana; 1,627 acres on Clark's Fork, in Montana and Idaho; 3,584 acres on the Gunnison river and tributaries in Colorado and New Mexco; l,b98 acres on the Klickital river in Washington; 200 acres along the Judith river in Montana, and 712 acres along the Green river tributaries in Wyoming. Terrible Mine Accident. Fully four hundred men lost their lives last Thursday in a mine at Sherry, Illinois, belonging to the Milwaukee Railroad company. A pile of hay at the mouth of the mine ignited some of the timbers and be fore the miners were aware of their danger,_ the whole workings were filled 1 with smoke and gas. Heroic ef forts were made to rescue the im prisoned men, the mine foreman and superintendent losing their lives in tbis manner. General Superintendent Taylor who_ makes his home in Roundup, this county, together with President Earling, is at the scene of the horror^ doing everything possible for the stricken camp. Crushed By Car Wheels. San Francisco, Nov. 14. —Mrs. Mary Callahan and her niece, Catherine Browne, aged 7 years, were crushed to death today beneath the wheels of an electric car near Ingleside, when the buggy in which they were riding was strrnk and overturned by the car SHAULES HOTEL CHANGES HANDS "Bill" Newton Will aMnage Famous Hostelry of Kendall, Says Our Correspondent. STOPS OPEN CUT WORK Storm Causes Several Men at Bame s - ing to Be Laid Off Temporarily— Other Newsy Items. Kendall Mont. Nov. 15.—W. W. Newton has leased the Shaules Hotel and on Thursday morning took charge of this well-known hostelry. Mr. Newtons new venture surprised some of his friends somewhat, but each and every one said, "Well, Bill can run it all right." Mr. Newton WILL SOONllE PRODUCING GOLD QOOOOOOOOOOOOQOOO © Freight teams have been busy O © for several weeks hauling the O O heavy machinery for the Cum- O O berland mill from the cars at O O this point to the mine near O O Maiden. Most of the heavy ma- O O chinery is now on the ground and O O the rest is coming in as rapidly O © as it can be hauled away. To O O the Democrat, Mr. A. S. Wright O © states that the mill will be ready O © for operation some time in Jan- O O uary. They will start out with O O an initial capacity of one hundred O © tons daily but this can easily be O © increased to 300 tons daily as O © quickly as new tanks are secured. O O The development work which O © has been pushed with all pos- O O sible haste, is showing up a big- O © gcr mine with everv shift. They O O have sufficient ore now blocked O © out and ready for milling to keep O O the mill running for an indefinite O O time. It is the opinion of well- © O posted mining men that the Cum- O O berland is destined to become © © one of the most sensational gold O © producers in the state. © QOOOOOOOOOOOOQOOO DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMPIRE Marvelous Transformation in the Judith Basin in the Year Draw ing to a Close. MANY LAND DEALS Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Fergus Soil Passes Into Hands of New Home Seekers. Few people living right in the midst of things here really realize the tremendous changes which the year now drawing to a close has made in the Judith Basin. To the observing ones, these changes have been little short of a revolution, a peaceful revolution involving the transfer of tremendous areas of land and mil lions in money. It is probably not putting it too strongly to say that fully one thousand new people have found homes in the peerless Judith Basin since last Christmas and scores of others from eastern states have made investments which will mean such profits as were never before realized in legitimate land speculation. Busy Year in Land Office. There are two men in this city who are in positions to realize something of the magnitude of the movement of new people into this favored section. They are Register C. E. McKoin and Receiver W. A. Hedges, of the U. S. land office in Lewistown. It has been a strenuous year for these two efficient officials. ■ Be ginning early in the spring, the rush at their office has been growing in volume until at times their office force was almost swamped by the avalanche of business transacted with the hundreds of people who desired to get possession of some of the precious government land before it was all gone. All records have been broken in the matter of homestead entries and the coffers of the govern ment has been enriched by many thousands of dollars sent in from this place. formerly had charge of the Barncs King Boarding House (sometimes called the red pig boarding house) and there remains many in Kendall who recollect that Bill Newton al ways put up first class chuck, and there is every reason to suppose that Mr. Newton will live up to his repu tation in this line. He will retain his interest in the Club saloon for the present but will devote his time to the hotel. Here's how, Bill. Today Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McLain leave for Butte where Mr. McLain will receive medical treatment Mr. McLain has suffered from stomach trouble for some time, and his many friends hope that lie will return to his home in Kendall in a short time, a well man. About the middle of the week, Dave Hopper and W. R. Evans, of this place, and George Brimble, of Maiden, left for the Snowies to hunt deer, while several other parties are pre paring to leave for the bad lands to hunt. On Wednesday the men employed in the open cuts at the Barnes-King were laid off on account of the storm. County Superintendent Orpha Noble accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Clint Fitzhugh, drove out from Lewistown Thursday. Mi3s Noble visited the schools that afternoon and on Friday drove to Wilkinson's to visit the school there. Miss Noble was the guest of the Misses Fahey while in Kendall. Frank Biglen came out from Lew istown Friday to visit his friends in Kendall. Mrs. Mortimer Lewellin and little son were the guests of Mrs. Lcwcl lin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. llcnricks, a couple of days last week. Mrs. Lewellin, accompanied by her father, returned to Harlowton on Sunday. Mrs. E. F. Ilampson, the Fort Ma ginnis, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. E. F. McLean, at the Kendall mine. Mrs. Ilampson is accom panied by her nephew, Verne Hub bard, of Buffalo, N. Y. John J. McLeod was a visitor in Lewistown on Friday., Mr. and Mrs. J. II. McCormick were in Lewistown Friday. N. Butler drove over to Maiden on business Wednesday. John Ilunniwell made a trip into Kendall Monday from his ranch near the Judith. James Awberry was a business vis itor in Lewistown last Monday. William J. Anderson has moved his family from his ranch on Dog Creek, and they will reside in Ken dall through the winter months to give his young sons the advantages of the public schools in Kendall. Mrs. M. Cox left Tuesday morn ing to visit a few days with the (Continued on page 4.) No Abatement of Rush. October was a great month in the land office. During last month there were 50 desert entries, involving 7, 522 acres; 224 homesteads entries under the old law, aggregating 33, 913 acres; 56 homestead entries under the enlarged homestead act,'involving 14,375 acres, and 22 railway selections, making 26,268 acres, a total of over 80,000 acres. There were also two coal entries, two timber and stone entries and one mining application during the month, while the cash rc cepts of the office aggregated $18, 225.38. If the rush continues as it has started, the present month promises to establish a new record. Over one hundred homestead filings have al ready been received and the land of fice is crowded during every hour of the business day with eager would-be homesteaders. It is now necessary to get some distance from a railroad in order to find government land but the wonderful record of Fergus county land as a grain producer leads the homesteaders to take up a quarter or half section despite the long haul which will be required in order to market their products. But a few years ago, a transfer in volving a few thousand dollars creat ed considerable comment. But now such deals are of daily occurrence and accepted as a matter of course. While it lias been a fine year for the real estate men, the members of this particular class of business men have been reaping only the legitimate fruits of their faith in the Judith Basin. These real estate men went down in to ther pockets for thousands of dol lars spent in advertising before they started to realize any results. Some of these firms invested immense sums of their own good money in lands and took what many people consid ered big chances in so doing. In distributing praise for the rapid de velopment of ths veritable empire, the real estate men of the Judith Basin should not be overlooked for one moment. With the approach of winter, there will naturally be a cessation of the remarkable activity in real estate but business will be by no means at a standstill. During the cold season, the various real estate firms of the basin will perfect plans for an even greater activity which all believe is sure to come next year. Vast quan tities of advertising matter will be sent out not only by the realty men but by the two big railroad com panies with lines crossing the county and with the unsurpassed record of a good year to encourage them in this propaganda for new settlers, they should succeed in interesting thou sands of people in this, the best coun try On earth. GETTING READY FORJURY TERM Sheriff Martin Has Number of Depu* ties Scouring County for Jurors and Witnesses. HARD TO FIND THEM Hundreds of Miles Must Be Covered By Horse Back to Round Up Men Who Are Subpoenaed. Sheriff Martin and his force of deputies are busy this week serving jurors and witnesses with subpoenas for the forthcoming term of the dis trict court which begins next Mon day. When it is considered that the seventy jurors and scores of wit nesses in the various cases set for trial are scattered from one end of this big county to the other, many of them residing at places far re moved from any line of railroad, it may be seen that this task of Sheriff Martn's is no snap. It necessitates horse back trips of hundreds of miles and with the mercury hovering down around zero it is no pleasant job to straddle a cayuse all day long. An Interesting Term. The approaching term will be a most important one. The criminal docket includes two murder trials and numerous cases of lesser moment. The first case to be tried is that of the state vs. l'cter Robison who killed Roy Short in a saloon in this city last September. It is presumed that Robison's pica will be self de fense. F. Ii. Smith is his attorney which means that his case will be well looked after, It will be well toward Christmas before the jury term comes to an end. Fargo Is Snowbound. Fargo, N. 1)., Nov. 14.—Fargo to day is snowbound in the worst No vember storm in 13 years. No trains have arrived over the Northern Pa cific or the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad and the Great Nor ern trains arc all late. Street cars Jiave been tied up all day. FINE PROGRAM IS ARRANGED Music Lovers of Lewistown Will Bo Given Treat Tomorrow Evening —Tickets On Sale. FAVORITES TO APPEAR Haller's Orchestra, Together With Local Vocalist of Known Ability, Will Entertain. T lie sale of scats for the concert at the opera house tomorrow' eve ning is in progress today and will continue tomorrow. Judging from the interest shown, the house will be crowded. The members of the Haller orchestra have been working as siduously for weeks on the new music and will give a rendition of their num bers with a finish that will surprise and delight lovers of music. The or chestra will give the "Aida March," Verdi; "Serenade," for flute and horn, with orchestra accompaniment. Title; the "Dolores Waltzes" (con cert) by Walotcufel; "Cocoanut Dance," piece characteristic, by Her man; "Vision of Salome" (by request), Lampc, and the beautiful selection for concert from "Lucia de Lamcrmoor,'* by Donniziti. Interspersed with these instrument al selections will be three exquisite ballads, "Lullaby," by Carrie Jacobs Bond; "Longing" and "Sunbeams," by Miss Ruth Waite, the popular Lewistown soprano. While T. P. Haller, the musical director, decided not to put Tosti's "Good Bye" on the program, preferring something en tirely new, the requests that have come in for the Tosti number clearly indicate that the public would like to hear Miss Waite sing it once more, and doubtless it will be given some where in the entertainment. Mrs. E. A. Long will be heard in Penn's "Carissima," and this is going to prove one of the most pleasing num bers On the program, and an Irish song. "Shoogy S hoo" (swinging). (Continued on page 8.)