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Fergus County Democrat. (Lewistown, Mont.) 1904-1919, November 30, 1909, Image 8

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complaining witness and LeTray was
Bruner Draws a Fine.
The case of State vs. Bruner
charged with assault upon the person
of one Bergeron, a neighbor, was
heard yesterday. It was alleged that
Bruner took a shot or two at Ber
geron and the defense was that the
complaining witness was trespassing
and that the defendant simply fired
to frig'll ten him and his family away.
The jury reported about 6 o'clock,
finding the defendant guilty of third
degree assault and Judge Cheadle as
sessed him two hundred dollars.
Fitted for Gambling.
Charles Millard, Charles Lockwood
and Andy Smith, all of Kendall, were
arraigned before Judge Oheadle yes
terday, entered pleas of guilty to a
charge of gambling and were each
fined $200, all the fines being paid
i heodorc Schmitz who has been
tangled up in a variety of difficulties
the latest of which was an alleged at
tempt at burglary, was paroled an
must be good or take his medicine.
Judge Cheadte and Court Stenog
G, , b ? on ,clft th >s morning for
White Sulphur Springs where a short
term of court will be held.
Remarkable Engagement That Took
. Place in Beverly Harbor in 1773
—British Commander Finally
Glad to Withdraw.
In Beverly harbor, off the point on
which President Taft will make his
summer home, a picturesque engage
ment of the revolution was fought.
A quiet autumn day in 1775 Deacon
Joseph Stephens, happily storing his
golden harvest of corn, was startled by
a cannon ball that crashed through the
wall of his barn and knocked the nigh
wheel from his favorite chaise.
A loud boom came up from the har
bor. With it, the deacon's-indignation
rose to fighting point. Dropping his
corn fork and seizing his musket, he
ran to the water front to punish who
ever it was that had damaged his ve
hicle. He threw himself behind the
huge bowlders of Washington street
beach. Thrusting his musket through
a crevice, he opened fire on the enemy,
the British ship of war Nautilus. For
a while the strange and unequal en
gagement of one man against a ship
of war was maintained.
Gunners of the Nautilus not being
able to see the deacon behind his huge
natural fortress, turned their guns
upon a more shining mark, and tired
upon the town, making the spire of
the Old South eimrch their special
In the line of fire lived a stout dame,
who was baking bread when the can
nons began to boom. She had just
put a batch of bread into the oven,
and she refused to move, even though
the entire British force came. Curi
oslty got the better of her determina
tion, however. She peeked out to see
what was going on. A cannon bail
whizzed by. She turned in terror and
fled, and she did not stop running un
til she was in the depths of the deep
est valley on Rial side.
Minutemen hurried to re-enforce the
deacon. Cannoneers manned the guns
on Hospital point, Beverly, and on fort
Lee at Salem Willows. A cross fire of
cannon balls and a sprinkling of mus
ket bullets was poured Into the Nau
tilus. The privateer Pilgrim, in pur
suit of which the Nautilus had come
Into the harbor, ran around the corner
-of Hospital point into shallow waters,
and was safe from pursuit.
In bis eagerness for prey the Brit
ish captain forgot the falling tide.
When the fire upon him made his po
sition uncomfortable he gave orders to
withdraw, but the falling tide had left
his ship fast aground.
For a while the Yankees made a tar
get of the Nautilus. But the guns and
'cannons of the time were not armor
piercing, nor even oak plank piercing,
at a range of half a mile. So practice
in marksmanship and what pleasure
there was in shooting at an enemy
was all that the Yankees got for their
When the tide rose the Nautilus put
but to sea. Deacon Stephens went
back home and mended the nigh wheel
of his favorite chaise and the stout
dame returned home and took the
bread from the oven.
High Voltage Don't Kill.
While In the power house of the
North Georgia Electric Company, at
Buford, Ga., recently, Capt. G. W. Buf
ford, a member of the city council
received 50.000 volts of electricity and
still lives. He came in contact with a
wire carrying 60.000 volts accidentally
touching it with his left arm, and the
current passed through his body It
melted the nails out of his shoes and
badly mutilated his face where he
wore gold rimmed glasses. Capt But
Cord was almost stripped naked by
the current The physicians do not
•nderstand how he escaped instant
Delancey Nicoll an<i Clarence Shearn
Like the Connecticut Farmer
and His Wife.
When Delancey Nicoll pushes the
bell on the pearly gates he'll find
Clarence J. Sliearn inside trying to
serve an injunction forbidding St. Pe
ter to open the portals, says the New
York Globe. Mr. Nicoll and Mr.
Shearn are, perhaps, the best knock
about team in legal vaudeville to-day.
They are so consistently engaged on
opposing sides that their tour in the
stirring melodrama, "The Gould Case;
or, Who Kept the Diary," which
should have attracted as much atten
tion as an all-star Lambs cast, was
dismissed with a mere nod by the
public. And yet it was the gentlemen
who are playing the legal lead who
ought to be under the performing
spotlight, while those who had the
name parts in that tank show might
well be neglected. Mr. Nicoll and
Mr. Shearn have fought each other
so long that the old story of the Con
necticut farmer might well apply. He
was riding back from the cemetery
with his nephew after burying his
"Well, she's gone," said the be
reaved husband.
The nephew assented dutifully.
"She kep' good care of me for 40
year," said the relict.
The nephew said that was so, alas.
"And do you know," said the mourn
er, "toward the last I almost got to
like her."
Domestic Science Teaching.
Chicago has about decided that a
girl's education is not complete unless
she has some knowledge of the sci
ence of cookery and kindred accom
plishments and will pay the super
visor of the department $,'5,000 a year.
Miss Mary Snow of Pratt institute has
been elected to fill the position, she
being one of the 75 applicants for the
Rags wanted. Democrat.
Today We Announce the Opening of Our
Occupying Entire Main Floor of AnneA
Everything in the way of Holiday Gifts will be on sale here. Toys, Dolls, Toy
Furniture, Books, Games, Blocks, Doll Carriages, Cut Glass, Fancy Painted
China, etc. Do your shopping early and get the best selections. d*
Grocery Section is Interesting theseT>ays
And we intend to make it more interesting to you than ever. Almost every
day someone comes in here to trade because a friend has said, "You can
get the best things at Porter's and they are not high
Once we get a chance to prove this, we keep the customer.
100 lbs. Best Granulated Sugar
98 lbs. Power's Challenge Flour
98 lbs. Rex Flour (Best Montana)
22 1-2 lbs. Sack Rolled Oats
12 lbs. Fancy Japan Rice -
1 box Fancy Alexadder Apples
1 box Fancy Wealthy Apples
25 lb. box California White Figs
10 cans Fancy Utah Tomatoes
10 cans Postville Sugar Corn
5 cans Roanoke California Canned Fruits
1 bunch Kalamazoo Celery
1 quart Cape Cod cranberries
5 lbs. Fancy Jersey Sweet Potatoes
1 quart large Queen Olives
1 dozen large Dill Pickles
1 bottle Heinz India Relishes
1 18 oz. bottle Heinz Chow-Chow
1 8 oz. bottle Heinz Olive Oil ♦
1 lb. Hallowee Dates
1 lb. 5 crown Layer Figs
2 pks. 1 lb. each Seeded Raisins
POWER'S, Lewistown, Montana
Famous Old Pottery of England Clev
erly Imitated in Factories on
the Continent.
And still the manufacture of an
tiques goes merrily on. An English
authority declares that there is not
a variety of famous old English pot
tery that Is not imitated on a large
scale for the English market. Contin
ental factories are the sinners mostly.
A firm in Hungary sends out such ex
cellent copies that many a collector
is deceived. This firm, it is said, has
imitated nearly all the important cer
amics of Europe and the east. An
other, a French firm, has simply flood
ed the market with clever imitations
of Worcester, Derby and the rest. The
beginner who pins his faith to the
mark is making a mistake. The gold
anchor is always found on spurious
Chelsea; only experts know that no
gold anchor at all is found on the
earliest and finest Chelsea. A case
in the courts brought out lately a
trick the German imitators had for
hiding these spurious marks from the
custom house officials. They simply
paste a label with the familiar "Made
in Germany" minted on it over the
mark. The "old china" case tried in
London not long ago revealed the
extent of this imitation business, but
it Is doubtful whether people will not
go on being deceived just the same.
Rags wanted. Democrat.
Law of Attraction.
The attractions of men to women
and women to men are full of. the
most perplexing inconstancies and
contradictions imaginable. It is, for
instance, a physical law that magnet
ism is not simple attraction of one
thing for another, but the difference
of two opposing forces of attraction
and repulsion, of which the former is
the greater. The same law holds in
relation to the attraction of men and
women for each other, in which, as a
rule, the masculine is the superior
Rags wanted. Democrat.
Why does Bullard sell more pianos
than any one else in Fergus county?
First, we have the people's confidence.
Second, thirty years' experience
teaches us how to buy, insuring the
best results. We are progressive
enough to ignore the claims of
houses whose reputation is based on
testimonials from artists by the gift
of a piano. Third, we are the only
piano house that go east and get
to date instruments. This enables us
to give the public the best pianos
withot charging $150 more for an in
strument not nearly so good. Call
and see us and we will prove our
claim. We keep the largest stock and
'have several qualities to Choose from.
Liberal discount for cash or easy in
stallments. Small instruments and
sheet music. 212 Main St., opposite
post office, Lewistown. 11-30-4't
Family Has a Thriller.
"A Dash to Death" is the title of
the greatest melodramatic feature
ever released by the Edison company.
In this picture we see a first-class
White Steamer auto in terrific flight
plunge over a 300-foot cliff of the
Palisades along the Hudson river,
where it lies a complete wreck at the
bottom This subject is one of the
sensations of the motion picture
world. All this week the admission
prices have been placed at 5c and 10c
at this house. Willy and Fritz still
continue to please good houses every
Perform Autopsy.
Acting under an order from the dis
trict court, County Coroner Georg<
Creel went out to the Stanford coun
try last Wednesday, exhumed the
body of Tom King and brought it to
this city where a second autopsy was
Doctors Attix and Pleasants. King
is the man who was killed about
three weeks ago by Joseph Gass and
the report that he had also been shot,
the wound thus made not having
been discovered at the time of the
first autopsy, being the cause of the
order of a second autopsy The
physicians who made the second
autopsy found no evidence of a bullet
wound and that phase of the case.
was thus disposed of. Gass will be:
tried in December, probably for sec
ond degree murder.
Enormous Amount of Printing Re*
quired by the U. S. Government.
Washington, Nov. 28.—Census Di
rector Durand has received from As
sistant Director William F. Willough
by the general schedule for the census
of agriculture, April 15 next, which
Mr. Willoughby, in conjunction with
Professor Le Grand Powers, chief
statistician for agriculture, and the
advisory board of farm economists
and other agricultural experts, has
been formulating during the summer.
Director Durand has approved the
form and subdivision of the inquiries
and has ordered 9,000,000 copies of
the schedule to be printed by the
government printing office and in
readiness before January 1st, although
they will not be placed in the hands
of the 45,000 farm enumerators until
the usual time before the enumera
tion date. It is believed there are
nearly 7,000,000 sparate farms in the
United States, each requirng a sep
arate schedule.
The schedule is printed on both
sides of a single sheet, 13 inches long
and 16 inches wide, of white writing
paper, 26 by 32 inches. There is a
three-inch wide column of instruc
tions to enumerators on both left
sides of the sheet so that it can be cut
off after the filled-in schedule has
been returned to the census bureau.
This makes the schedule smaller in
size and better adapted for handling
in tabulation than previous schedules.
A separate book of instructions to
enumerators supplements the sched
ule information.
The 9,000,000 copies will consume
4,500 reams of paper, which, counting
52 pounds to the ream, will make a
weight of 234,000 pounds. The charge
for printing, including the cost of
paper, will be $13,660. The schedule
is so standardized that it will feed on
$10.00, $20.00 and $25.00
We are exclusive kodak agents.
Wilson - Seiden
Drug Co.
Progressive Druggists.
the perfecting press used at the gov
ernment printing office, which makes
9,000 revolutions ner hour and prints
four schedules each revolution, or a
product of 36,000 per hor, as against
the old flad-bed presses used on the
1900 schedules with a speed of from
1,200 to 1,500 revolutions per hour. It
will take about three weeks to print
them with the presses running 16
hours a day.

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