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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol. VI.. No. 13. LBWISTOWN. FERGUS COUNTY .MONTANA. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER *3, 1909. PRICE FIVE CENT*. Copyright 1909 by Hart Schaffher 6c Marx Y oung men's special styles are a particularly strong feature this season in our selections in suit* 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 ror everybody. Suits $20 to $45 Overcoats $16.50 to $60 This store is the home of Hart Sehaffner & Marx clothes. HARRY BROWN LEWISTOWN BIJOU THEATER "The Home of Good Things." Doors open 7:30 sharp. TO-NIG HT Last show starts 9:15. -THE CONVICT'S SACRI FICE," (Most powerful drama) "TWO LOVERS AND A COQUETTE," (A comedy) "ELASTIC TRANSFOR MATION." (Beautifully colored) Here for a short stay only MISS MAUDE TRIMBLE in new and late songs What Time Will the Clock Stop FAMILY m 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 Notice to Contractors. The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 1 of Fergus Coun ty, Montana, will receive bids at the office of the Clerk on Monday, the sixth day of December, 1909, for fur nishing the material and installing complete the heating and plumbing in the Garleld school building, accord ing to the plans and specifications at the office of Wasmansdorff & East man. The board reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. Successful bid der will be required to enter into a contrat and give bond for the per formance of the same satisfactory to the board. By order of the board. W. D. SYMMES, Chairman. HAZEL REMINGTON. Clerk. First publication Nov. 23-2t GREEKS WENT ON WAR PATH Train Crew at Raynesford Compelled to Skiddo to Avoid Workmen Angered Over Wreck. SEVERAL ARE INJURED Runaway Freight Cars Bump Into Cars Containing Greek Work ingmen—Cars Total Wreck. Stanford World: Friday morning most horrible wreck occurred a Raynesford, in which several Greek were seriously injured and -severa outfit cars burned u,p in addition to other losses sustained by the Great Northern Railway company. An extra freight train was at the station having work to do, in the way of switching. The train crew, in an ef fort to get the switching done, cut loose from the main train, leaving the same on the siding, and attempted to run around the cars sidetracked, and reach the other end of the long string o:f cars. Before the engine and crew were able to reach the extreme end of the side-tracked train, the air gave way on the cars and they started on their mad journey of destruction On another siding was resting several outfit cars, filled with Greek laborers The outfit cars were struck by the runaway train and the whole jammed into a mixup of car3 and laborers which for its seriousness, has rarely been equalled in the history of the Great Northern railway. A half dozen Greeks were injured seriously, and two of the cars became ignited from the coals of the cook stoves in the Greek cars. The cars were com pletely destroyed. The Greeks, at this point, became furious, and the train crew were compelled to seek safety in flight. The information to the World tvas to the effect that the crew was still in hiding at 4 o'clock on Friday, and that the foreigners were in complete control of the sit TOM SPRINGS OIG SURPRISE Popular Deputy Sheriff of Kendall and Estimable Lady re Quietly Married. BASKET BALL GAMES Sport Loving Population of Gold Camp Have Opportunity to See Some Fine Contests. Kendall, Mont., Nov. 22.—Three basket ball games were played last week and furnished amusement and entertainment for a large share of Kendall's population. The Barnes King team carried away the honors winning two games of the three while the Kendall won the third. On Monday evening the Barnes-King ran up a score of 34 against 8 by the town team. On Wednesday the Ken dall played the town team, and the score stood 23 to 17. Friday, the Barnes-King and Kendall teams play ed a hot game and a remarkable rough one and the score stood 17 to 14 in favor of hte Barnes-King. J. H. Mc Cormick entertained the Barnes King team at a supper at the White House Cafe after the game. Tl\e friends of Deputy Sheriff Tom Bromley and Mrs. Grace Vail were taken somewhat by surprise on Monday evening when it was an nounced that Mrs. Vail and Mr. Bromley were married. The wedding was a quiet one and took place at the home of Judge Kelly, at 9 o'clock, the judge performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson were the only guests. After the cere mony a wedding supper was partaken of. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bromley are iwell-known in Kendall and have the well wishes of a host of friends, for a happy life journey. The happy couple will go to housekeeping at once in Mr. Bromley's house below t^e Shaulej hotel. , *The marriage of Miss Agnes Heae uation, and that the state authorities had been appealed to for protection. Raynesford was in a state of mob authority, and the few white residents of the place were powerless to ac complish anything for the relief of the situation. The conductor of the train, evi dently being at fault, is still missing and the railroad people are lending aid in the search for his apprehension. The Greeks, however, are being elim inated from the situation, the railroad company having issued orders for the release of all foreign laborers on their lines. Many Greeks left Stanford yes terday, and more will follow, it is understood, until there will be none but Americans on the section work on the Billings & Northern. Hugh Graves, the Fergus county stockman who was on the train, is reported to be recovering from a serious injury. Mr. Graves, who has relatives in Hobson, was the shipper of several carloads of horses. The stock was not injured. ESCAPE FROM LIVING DEATH Twenty Mihers in Cherry (Illinois) Rescued After All Hope Gone. Cherry, 111., Nov. 21. — Twenty saved, 82 known dead and 196 miss ing, was the record at the St. Paul mine today. Ten dead were brought to the surface today and 37 more dead were located in the second level, but were not brought up on account of black danu>. What had piomised to be Cherry'6 real day of Thanksgiving ended in a night of hope deferred to despair Tonight no living man or boy ha3 been added to the list of rescued to day. All day the tolling of t'he church bells resounded in Cherry and Spring Valley. Eighteen bodies were in terred. At the mine a dozen confined victims remained awaiting their re moval. While a score of caskets were piled nearby for the bodies which are to come. Services for the dead were held outside the churches, into which Coroner Malm deemed it unadvisable that the bodies be taken From the still unfilled graves, in which the Roman Catholic dead were to be placed, the priest hurried to the mine entrance where, with a 6econd priest, he waited to administer the last rites fbr the dying should his set vices be needed. New Man at Harts. J. C. Harstead, of Wisconsin, has accepted a position as manager of the men's furnishings department at the big Hart & Co. store. Mr. Har stead has had many years experience in the clothing and furnishings busi ness and will make a valuable acquisi tion to the sales force of the Hart store. I bary and Thomas O. Neill was^ solemnized at the Catholic church in Lewistown on Wednesday morning Father Van den Broeck officiating Miss Pearl Danils was bridesmaid and Robert Henebary, a brother of the brde, attended the groom. Miss Henebary has lived in Kendall severa years and has been employed at the Kendall boarding house until recent ly and has many friends here. Mr. O'Neill is employed at the Kendall mne and is popular with all who knows him. Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill's many friends join in wishing them health, wealth and happiness. They have gone to Butte and other points for a short wedding trip. Rev. Albert Pfaus, of Lewistown, preached at the Presbyteran church last evening, Mr. Pfaus announced that a Rev. Cavens and family, of Milton, Iowa, would probably locat (Continued on page 8.) DAY PROCLAMATIONS OOOOOOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOOQQOQOOOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ® .. by THE PRESIDENT. O ® Washington, Nov. 15.—Thursday November 25th was today officially proclaimed by President Taft as O O Thanksgiving Day. The president's proclamation follows: O O By the president of the United States of America: A Proclamation: O ® The season of the year has returned when, in accordance with the revered custom established by our O ® forefathers, the people of the United States are wont to meet in their usual places of worship on a day O ® of ^thanks to God for the great mercies and benefits which they have enjoyed. O ® . During this year we have been highly blessed. No great calamities or Hood or tempest or epidemic of O ® sickness has befallen us. We hav lived in quietness, undisturbed by wars or rumors of wars. Peace and O ® the plenty of bounteous crops an of great industrial production animate a cheerful and resolute people to O ® all the renewed energies of beneficent industry and material and moral progress. It is altogether fitting O ® that we should humbly and gratefully acknowledge the divine source of these blessings. O ® 'Therefore, I hereby appoint Thursday, the 25th day of November, as a day of general thanksgiving, and O ® I call^ upon the people, laying aside their usual vocations, to repair to their churches and unite in ap- O ® propriate service of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God. O O "In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my (hand and caused the great seal of the United States to O O be fixed. O ® "Done at the City of Washington this 15th day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand O ® nine hundred and nine, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-fourth. O (Signed) "By the president, KNOX, So retary of State." "WM : ir r TAFT. O O O o and the O ® BY THE GOVERNOR. 5? The people of Montana have ever had good reason to be grateful for the progress made, w many blessings received. The past year has been especially fruitful and the one to come gives promise O o of^even greater achievement. O O ^ But prosperity alone does_ not make a great and enduring state. Civic virtues and gratitude to the O ® giver of all blessings are (jualities that make for good citizenship. To the end that all our people may O ® render thanks to an all wise Providence for the generous bestowal of His bounties, I Edwin L. Norris, gov- O ® J-T, n ° r ,°f state of Montana, do hereby join with the President of the United States in designating O ® Thursday, the 25th day of November, 1909, as Thanksgiving day. O ® "Let every one, as to him may seem best, appropriately observe the day. O "In witness whereof, I have hereunto 3et my band and caused the great seal of the state of Montana to O O be hereto affixed. © O "Done at the city of Helena, the capital, this 15th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1909, and O ® of -the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-fourth. O O (Signd) "EDWIN L. NORRIS. O O O 0*6 0*6 Fooo- ^ YOD | R 6 0*0 0*6* °* © IS NOW ON TRIAL Slayer of Roy Short Being Tried for His Life—Some Trouble to Se cure a Jury. PLEADS SELF DEFENSE Attorney Frank E. Smith Makes Statement—Go to Jury This Afternoon. Charles R. Cox. L. L. Carpenter. Joseph Finegan. Mike Gurnett. Andrew Knox. A1 Mansell W. J. Pitt. John R. Roades • Frank Swears W. J. Win rod G. R. Withrow J. T. Wunderliti Peter Robinson, the slayer o Roy D. Short on the 26th of las September, wa3 placed on trial for his life yesterday morning. The at torneys are arguing the case as the Democrat goes to press and the case may go to the jury this evening. Difficulty in Securing Jury. Some difficulty wa3 experienced in securing a jury. Many of those called to the jury box had formed opinions from reading of the shooting in the local papers and were excused. It was finaly necessary to issue a special venire before the box could be filled. State's Opening Statement. County Attorney Hr n toon made the opening statement for the state about the middle of the afternoon. He said that the state would prove that Short and one Tipton, of Moore, were standing in the Gold Bar saloon about 6:30 o'clock in the evening of September 26th when Robinson came in. Short accosted him and WILLIAM DEVELVIS IN VERY SERIOUS SCRAPE OHIO OFFICERS COMING AF TER WELL KNOWN YOUNG CONTRACTOR. An officer from Sidney, Ohio, i expected to arrive in this city this evening after William A. DeVelvis, a well-known young contractor of this city who is wanted in the Ohio city for deserting his wife and child. In asmuch as DeVelvis was recently married at this place, he will also have to face the additional and mor serious charge of bigamy in case the told Robinsojn that he owned him (Short) a dollar. Robinson replied that he knew it was so and would pay it some time. Short said that he wanted the money then and grabbed Robinson by the face, slapping him lightly with his open hand. Being admonished by Hugh Green, proprietor of the place, to let the old fellow alone, Short let go and asked Robinson to have a drink. This invitation Robinson declined and walked back to the rear portion of the room. A moment later, he advanced toward Short and com menced shooting. Short turned and ran out toward the door while Robin son continued to shoot, firing in all four shots, all of which took effect in Short's body, one piercing the heart. Robinson was arrested by Nigh Officer Hclsing. He said that he wa after G. W. Cook and made boast as to his "getting his man." Witnesses for State. County Surveyor Tilzcy was the first witness for the state, being placed on the stand merely to identify a map of the premises which he made. Hugh Green was the next witness and told of the shooting substan tially as outlined by the state's at torney. Tipton's story was of the same tenor and other state witnesses placed on the stand this morning corroborated this testimony. Pleads Self Defense. Frank E. Smtih, who, together with Ayers & Marshall, made his opening statement this afternoon. He said that the defense would place but one witness, the defendant himself, on the stand. That they would prove that Short severely choked the defendant and was apparently about to renew the attack when, thinking he was in grave danger, Robinson pulled his gun and fired. Robinson's testimony was about as the statement of his attorneys indi cated and was completed just before the Democrat went to press. Gass Case Continued. The case against Gass, the man who killed Tom King near Stanford about 1 three weeks ago, was continued until the December term upon motion of County Attorney Huntoon who said that, owing to the rush of work in his office, lie is unable to prepare for the trial of the cause at the present term. Gass will be tried for murder in the second degree. The case of State vs. McDowell who was charged with horse stealing, came up before Judge Oheadle Sat urday. McDowell was permitted to withdra his plea of not guilty, waived statutory time for arraignment and aod entered a plea of guilty after which he was sentenced to the pen-1 itentiary for one year. | charge proferred against him is found to be true. Arrest Great Surprise. DeVelvis was arrested Friday up on the receipt of a wire to Chief or Police Bebb from Sidney officers and was immediately placed in jail. He maintains that he is entirely in nocent of the charge and that it is a case of mistaken identity but local members of the sheriff's force say that they have a clear case against the young fellow. DeVelvis has been a resident of Lewistown for about one year, having been engaged in the contracting busi ness. He is a good workman and has always been busy. On the third of the present month he was united in marriage with Miss Georgiana Mc Kay, a most estimable young woman of Lewistown. The arrest of the young man was a great surprise to his many friends here, all of whom hope that he may be able to clear himself of the charge. auenTm BADLY HURT Well Known Employe of the Diamond Coal Company Run Over By Loaded Wagon. VERY NARROW ESCAPE Wagon Wheel Passes Over Head 06 the Driver—Resting Easily at St. Joseph Hospital. Allen Brew, for several years a prominent coal dealer in this city and who has been engaged this year in hauling coal for the Black Diamond Coal company, had a very narrow escape from death yesterday morning while on his way to this city with u big load of coal. Falls From Wagon. When about one mile this side of the mine, Allen was thrown from his seat in the wagon when the vehicle struck a chuck hole. He endeavored to jump but slipped and fell directly in front of the wheel. The front wheel of the wagon, which was load ed ith about seven thousand pounds of coal, passed directly across his head. Taken to the Mine. Assistance was summoned and the injured man was taken back to the coal mine. Manager John Gilkerson then telephoned to this city for a physician, Doctors Attix and Brice responding. His injuries were fixed up temporarily after which Brew was brought in by automobile to the St. Joseph hospital. Although his skull was crushed somewhat, it is reported' this morning that he is resting com fortably and will doubtless recover unless some unforseen complications set in. Working On Armory Hall. The new armory hall o n the sec ond floor of the new Tubb-Knerr building on lower Main street, is be ing rapidly put in shape. Owing to some delays it has been found neces sary to postpone the first annual armory ball until Wednesday night, December 1. This promises to be one of the biggest social cvent 9 of the year in Lewistown. THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICES Union Meeting to Be Held at the Presbyterian Church—Rev. Dim mifck to Deliver Sermon. AT EPISCOPAL CHURCH Special Services to Be Held— Many Turkeys Are Brought to Markets of Lewistown. With but one day intervening be fore Thanksgiving day, the people of Lewistown are making the usual preparations to observe, in a fitting manner, the great American holiday. Services at Churches. There will be union services at the Presbyterian church with the pastors and congregations of the Presby* terian, Methodist and Baptist churches participating. The Rev. J. F. Dim mick, of the Methodist church, will deliver the Thanksgiving day sermon and the Revs. Wright and Huxley will take part in the services. There will be special music for the oc casion. Services will start at 10:30. There wil be services at the Epis copal church, beginning at 10:30, con sisting of Holy Communion and special music and sermon by the -rector, the Rev. H. G. Wakefield. A solo will be sung by Mrs. Howard Weed. The offering will be given to the Montana Children's Home. There will also be tthe usual Ser vices at the Salvation Army barracks by the army officers. Dainties Pouring in. Wagon loads of fine fat turkeys have been received during the last few days by the local meat markets and there will be no shortage of this necessary part of the Thanksgiving dinner. Turkeys are selling at 25 cents per pound. All markets are well supplied with such adjuncts as cranberries, sweet potatoes, celery, etc.