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Fergus County Democrat. Vol. VL, No. 14. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1909. PRICE FIVE CENTS \ (\ \f Cup/i'i^ix 1909 by Hart Schatfner 8 c Marx Y oung men's special styles are a particularly strong feature this season in our selections in suits and overcoats. We have the smait models, the broad-shouldered ath letic shapes, and the snappy cut which young fellows want; college men high school men. voung business men. Hart Schaffner & Marx are masters of style in this field as in others; they've created for ns some extremely attractive models for young men. Older men, of course, may wint styles a little less extreme^ don't worry; we've got the right things tor everybody. Suits $20 to $45 Overcoats $16.50 to $60 This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes. HARRY BROWN LEWISTOWN "The Home of Good Thlngrs." Doors open 7:30 sharp. T O - IN I G H T Last show starts 9:15. "THE TRAGEDY OF MEUDON," (A Film d'Art) "MANUFACTURE OF BAMBOO HATS," (Instructive) "BILL POSTERS' TRIALS" (Good comedy.) THE CLOCK SOON STOPS Here for a short stay only MISS MAUDE TRIMBLE 10c PRICES 20c Extra, Extra. "We must do something extra this Christmas," the Salvation Army cap Sain said, "Even if Lewistown is prosperous city, there are poor and destitute who will be glad for any attention paid to them on Xmas. We want to win their hearts. There are plenty of good-hearted and sympa thizing citizens in this town who will do their very best and co-operate in our effort to bring the mesage 'good will toward men' in a practical man ner. The Salvation Army undoubtedly has enonugh faith in the people of Lewistown to rely on its financial as sistance for an effort of this kind $200 can easily be raised in a pros perous community like Lewistown Go on Salvation Army, we'll stand by. "There is never one so poor but what there is a poorer one. With this in mind we certainly will remem her our less fortunate brother and sister by contributing liberally to the Salvation Army Christmas celebra tions." Armory Da n ce Big Success. One of the social events of th season was the first grand ball by the members of Company D in the new Armory hall last Wednesday evening. Fully three hundred people were present and made merry on one of the finest dance floors in the state. The Symphony orchestra furnished the music and punch was served throughout the evening. This will doubtless become an annual event and will be looked forward to with in terest by those who enjoy the pastime of dancing. Benefit Dance. There will be a benefit dance for Mrs. George Hall at Armory hall, | Wednesday evening, December 15th. Local Elks Lodge Convened Sunday Afrtemoon in Their Usual Lodge of Sorrow. Special Music and Touching Address by Mr. Fred Foster Make No table Occasion. N MEMORY OF THE DEPARTED HPRESSIVE PROGRAM Lewitsown Lodge No. 456, B. P. O Elks, met last Sunday afternoon at their lodge rooms in their annual Lodge of Sorrow. A large number of friends were present at the cere monies which were of the most im pressive character. The hall had been beautifully decorated for the occasion and the program was one which held the audience in rapt attention. Exalt ed Ruler Roy E. Ayers presided. Some Beautiful Music. Haller's orchestra rendered several selections appropriate* to the occasion and the solos by M/s. Weed, Mrs. E. A. Long and Louie Pratt were ex cellently rendered and thoroughly ap preciated. A more effective musical program could hardly have been ar ranged under any circumstances. Foster's Eloquent Address. Chairman Roy E. Ayers pronounced the eulogy in honor of the three de parted members of the Lewistown lodge. The young orator was in his usual splendid voice and his address was a gem. Former Mayor Fred Foster, of Bill ings, delivered the oration and more than upheld his reputation as one of the state's most finished and eloquent orators. His oration' was indeed marvel of lofty sentiment and touch ing tribute to those Elks who have passed to their final reward. Mayor Foster spoke in part, as fol lows: WHITNEYS NEXT MONDAY NIGHT Famous Male Quartet, Known As Some of the Finest Entertainers On the Road, Coming. AUSPICES LECTURECLUB Local Club Giving People of Thin City Splendid Series of Varied Attractions. The Lewistown Lecture Club will present another rate treat to the fcnusic loving people of Lewistown next Monday night when the Whit ney Brothers quartet will appear in this city for the first time. The local club has been affording the people of this place some very choice enter tainment so far this season and judging from press reports, the Whit neys are among the finest entertain ers now on the road under the auspices of any Lyceum bureau. A Rare Combination. An eastern critic has said of the Whitney Brothers: "It is rare to find in one family four gifted brothers; rarer to find four possessing the same 'gift; rarer yet to find four brothers with voices so attuned that they can assume the several parts in a quartet; rarest of all to find four whose esprit de corps, close sympathy and mag nificent 'team work' enable them to give a program of such beauty, har mony, symmetry, balance and high appeal as that of the Whitney Broth ers. One of the brothers is an ac companist of distinction; another is one of the best readers upon the con cert platform. The Whitneys compel laughter or tears at will, delight the ear, warm the heart, in an evening that it unique, artistic, complete. Their program is most popular It abounds in mirth, and yet all that In vain the foolish Spaniard sought foreign lands the fountain of eternal youth. At home its waters sparkle. The only draught to heal the bruised heart, to draw the ache from bone and brain, and light the fires of youth in the cold veins of age, wells from the glistening eyes of steadfast friends. , Long and glittering is the story of mortal triumph, and cheeks are flame and hearts are steel as the resound ing roll is called. Yet what are all the gold and jems and glory that man e'er won, when death or shame or sorrow bars the way? To blind Belisarius begging in the gate, to IJephthah when his daughter paid his vow? To Caesar when he drew his mantle up, the lord of millions—and not one to shield; to Bacon "wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind," standing before the House of Lords, a self confessed receiver of bribe? And as for later times, what true Elk, what true men envys that lone old man of many millions, stung by the censure of his kind, craving unbought smile? There comes a time to every man when loyal hands and loving hearts and friendly tears outweigh all else that life can offer. Wealth cannot buy them or power control. The hand that would thrill with friendship magic touch must first have served at 'friendship's shrine. "Love and love only is the loan of love," and with imperial usury it is repaid. Golden grains of sunshine scattered ever* day, the helpful hand, the inspiring word, the gladdening smile, the ear that is deaf to fraility, the tongue that is swift to praise, childhood and age and poverty eased of care and fear, toil and pain and sorrow beguiled of self, and the great throbbing heart of humanity quickened with brother hood, those are the keys that unlock the hearts of men and angels, and be stow upon their bearers rule more ab solute, treasures more resplendent, than ever greed or fortune poured in to the lap of man. The exaltation of mind and soul that comes to the doer of good deeds, the sense of kindliness that comes to one who uses the power of a God as a God would use it, for the happiness Of mankind; the lofty joy that comes to him who causes the life-giving cur rents of beneficience to flow from forbidding conditions, who bids whole people hope, and leads aspir ing youth into the promised land of opportunity, the smiles of happy children and the shining eyes of these brothers do is invested in an atmosphere of refinement, dignity and beauty." The Siberian Fur Co., occupying a store room in the Brooks building, have decided to close out their stock within the next two weeks and retire from business. Narrow Escape From Fire. Miles City Journal: E. Ellsworth, manager of the Montana Lumber company, who is building a gunalow on his lots in Baker addition, nar rowly escaped a destructive fire last Saturday night. Two stoves were set up to keep the plastering from freez ing, and Mr Ellsworth went over in the evening to replenish the fires. While he was filling the coal scuttles in the cellar he heard something drop from is pocket, but gave little atten tion to the matter, until he reached his office, when he missed his spec tacles. He returned! to the house immediately to look in the coal bin for the 'glasse and discovered a good sized blaze was burning, having its origin from a stove which had been set too close to the floor. Within a few minutes the fire would have gained such headway that the bung alow would have been doomed. Mr. Ellsworth has gone west on an im portant mission, expecting to return shortly. At the Bijou. The feature at the Bijou theater is "The Tragedy of Meudon," by Mr. Jules Mary. Here is another example of a high class motion picture, abounding in dramatic interest, which is offered with such vitality and in telligence of purpose that it will take its place among the other art films as one of the greatest achievements in the history of the silent drama* The dramatic thread of this little tragedy is the jealously of a woman toward her new daughter-in-law, and the artistic manner in which the dif ferent characters are portrayed is in deed commendable. The artists who play the respective parts are Jdme. Aime Tessandier of the Comedie Francaise, Mr. Varennes of the Theatre Rejane, and Mile. Barat of the Athenes, Paris, France. Don't miss seeing this' big feature. Will Give Basket Social. The Scandinavian Young Peoples' Socieay will give a basket social and dance next Saturday evening at Imis lund hall. Everybody invited. DRUMMER EVANGELIST WILLIAMS COMING ONE OF NOTED PULPIT ORA TORS OF COUNTRY WILL BIG EVANGELIST COMING. The Rev. W. H. Williams, known all over the west as the "drummer evangelist," has been secured to con duct revival services at the M. E. church in this city beginning the first of the year. Mr. Williams is consid ered one of the strongest men now preaching the gospel of Christ in this country and the Rev. Dimmick is es pecially gratified at having secured him for a series of services in this city In every city that the drummer evangelist has appeared he has won the hearts of hundreds. A powerful speaker, a militant fighter in the ranks of Christendom, the possessor of a most winsome personality, Mr. Wil liams carries convictions to thousands every year. FERGUS COUNTY LANDS. U. S. Geologist Tells of Possibilities of Industry in Judith Basin. A survey of the coal lands around Lewistown, Fergus county, was made in 1907 by W. R. Calvert, geologist of the United States geological sur COUNCIL WILL PUT ON A LID After Considerable Discusion, City Fathers Will Put Cover On the Reservoir. INVEST A SAFE Council Secures Place for Precious Documents—Small Grist of Bus iness Transacted. A comparatively small grist of bus iness came up before the city council at their regular session held last night. Will Cover the Reservoir. It was decided hy the council to have a cover of galvanized iron on the reseroir. This step has been ad vocated for several years and bids will be advertised for at once for the job. Hart & Co petitioned for a permit to construct a warehouse in the rear of their store Referred to the usual committee. Purchase a Safe. It was decided, upon favorable re port of a special committee, to pur chase the Hugh Wagner safe for the city to store its books ad papers in Upon petition of residents in that section of the city, it was ordered that an arc light be placed at the in tersection of Watson and Tenth avenue, provided the property own ers construct sidewalks in front* of their premises. Lectures at Catholic Church. Arrangements have been completed for a course of lectures and instruc tion on religious topics at the Catholic church in this city by the Reverend Jesuit Missionary, Father Vincent Chiappa, commencing Sunday, Decem ber 12th at the 10:30 mass and end ing Sunday evening, December 19th! The Papal blessing will be given at the close of the mission. The order of exercises is as follows: 6:00 a. m., mass and short instruction; 8:00 a. m., Mass and sermon; 3:45 p. m., stations of the Cross and Children's Mission; 7:00 p. m., instruction for Catholic adults who 'have not made their first Communion, and class of inquiry for non-Catholics; 7:45 p. m., Rosary-sermon. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. vey, whose report has just been is sued. The Lewitown field covers about 1,500 square miles, the greater part of which lies in the Judith Basin, a name applied to the principal drain age basin of Judith river. The boundaries fixed for the field are land lines, the western boundary adjoining directly, the eastern limit of the Great Falls coal field, which has already been made the subject of a report issued by the survey. Mr. Calvert describes the geography and geology of the field, the coal beds and their present commercial develop ment and the character of the coals, giving chemical analyses. Under the heading "Future De velopment," after stating certain con ditions that are unfavorable to an early development of the coal re sources of the field, Mr. Calvert writes: "In spite of the foregoing consid erations, however, there is every prob ability of a steadily increasing ing local demand for the coal of the Lewistown field. Judith Basin lias developed remarkably within the last j few years and now contains a con siderable agricultural population. Lew istown is a thriving business center, and other towns within the field are growing rapidly. Another factor which will add to the local demand for coal is the depletion of timber in the field. The Little Belt, Judith and Moccasin mountains are now al most bare and the only remaining sources of timber arc the Big Snowy mountains and the district in the vicinity of Rock creek. "In regard to the possibility of fu ture demands from outside the field ■for coal, there is a rather important factor which should be taken into con sideration. The' Great FaTTs and tlTe Lewistown fields are the only large areas in the central part of the state 'which contain bituminous coal. The coal in the eastern part of the state is lignite and that of the Bull moun tain and other fields to the south is sub-bituminous. This latter class of coal, while it is a fair grade of fuel for stationary engines, is not so well adapted for locomotives, and in ad dition it does not stock well. On the contrary, the coal of the Lewistown field both stocks> fairly well 'and is an excelent locomotive fuel.. Because of these qualities it seems probable that if in the future an outlet is fur nished for the coal it will be used to a greater degree by the railroads of the state in preference to fuel of a lower errade." HAS CLOSE CALL. Steve Broz, While Loading Skip at the Kendall Mine, Meets Accident. Steve Broz, who tends skip at the Kendall mine, mctl with a painful ac cident on Tuesday evening, at about 5 o'clock. He was loading the skip at the 500-foot level when the usual signal to hoist was given. When the enginer commenced to hoist, Broz had one leg over the side of the skip and could not get away Ilis leg was caught between the skip and the tim bers and badly crushed and bruised. He had the presence of mind, how ever, to signal to stop the skip, which came to a stop in about 20 feet. The skip guides were removed before Broz could be released. He was taken immediately to sthe Miners' Union hospital and there it was found that no bones were broken. No one knows who gave the signal to hoist. Taken to the Pen. Deputy Sheriff John Biglen and Game Warden Tom Berkin took Pete Robison, Stoyan Mitoff and Mc Dowell over to the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge last week, leaving here Wednesday. Robison goes up for life for killing Roy Short. On the way over, he said that his onl^re gret was that he did not get to kill G. W. Cook, otherwise the fellow seemed to be absolutely indifferent to his fate. Mitoff goes for eight years for shooting Deputy Sheriff McCall at Melstone and McDowell went tor a year for horse stealing. It was dis covered that this is not McDowell's first experience with the penitentiary authorities as he served a term at Deer Lodge about six or seven years ago. Famous Barrows Ranch Sold. John R. Barrows, of Los Angeles, California, spent several days in this city last week in company with nis mother, during which time a deal was closed for the sale of the famous Bar rows ranch at old Ubet. Mr. Barrows enjoys the distinction of being one of only two democrats who ever repre sented Fergus county in the state leg islature, David Hilger being the other. He went to California about thirteen years ago, secured employ ment with the Sprcekles interests at San Diego, and, by close attention to business, won rapid promotion until he now has practical charge of the company affairs at Los Angeles John's numerous old-time friends gave him a hearty welcome to Lewistown and regretted that his visit was of such brief duration. FINE SHOWING OY LEWISTOWN Shriners From the Inland Empire Featured Big Annual Meeting at Helena Last Week. MANY CROSS SANDS Eighteen Novites From Local Lodge Put Over the Hurdles—All Are Now Recovered. About eighteen novices and a dozen or more Shriners from Lewis town, Kendall and Moore spent a couple of days in Helena last week. The time was spent in unalloyed en joyment by the boys who had beea 'there before but there was at least one day and night of anguish for the unfortunate novices. The occasion was the initiation of a big bunch of novices into the mysteries of Slirine dom and every part of the state was represented. Lewistown had by far the largest delegation and the novice* from this part of the country got aH that was coming to them and then a few. Have Special Car. The party left here Wednesday morning in a special car. The novices included Fred Warren, G. J. Wicde man, Don Waite, James Smith, O. F. Wasmansdorff, W. D. Symmes, James Blackford, A. Jackman, G O. Shafer, Adam Fox, L. O. Wilson, Shaw, Joe King, A. L. Hawkins, Jesse Alien, J. E. Lane and C. E. Copeland. The election of officers took placa Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the parade at 7 o'clock in the evening, the initiation immediately following the parade, and the banquet and social session after the initiation. ■' Shilled Threshing Machine. In the parade, the poor novices from* Fergus county were compelled to haul a big grain separator bearing a banner with the following inscrip tion: "This year the Judith Basin threshed 5,000,000 bushels of grain and tonight we thresh 21 candidates." Jl IS PARDONED Man Who Killed "Slick Saddle" Brown Ten Years Ago Will Soon Be a Free Man. GIVEN A LONG TERM Court Sentenced Governs to Peniten tiary lor Twenty-five Years— Many Signed Petition. Attorney R. von Tobel has received a letter from Attorney Walsh, of Helena, stating that Governor Norris has granted a pardon to John Cowans, a man sent to prison from this coun ty for twenty-five years for killing "Slick Saddle" Brown at the Maloy ranch in the summer of 1900. Decem ber 21st has been announced as the date of the hearing on the matter of the pardon by the state board of pardons and there is no doubt but that the action of the governor will be confirmed. Gowans, who bore an excellent reputation up to that time, killed Brown only after extreme provocatiom while both men were members of a shearing crew. He was tried that fall, convicted and sent to the peni tentiary for a quarter of a century. A year or more ago, his attorney, R. von Tobel, and others, started a movement to secuee his pardon and are much gratified at the success of their efforts. Railroad Men Coming. A special train, carrying sixteen traveling passenger and immigration agents of the C. M. ft St. P. Railway, will arrive in the city sometime this evening The crowd is headed by George Haynes and the men are mak ing an extensive tour of the entire Pa cific coast extension of the Mil waukee They will remain here for several hours and wil be informially entertained by the business men of the city at the Judith club. Money Found. Found: The sum of $55.80 near the court house on or about November 9th. Owner can have same by call I ing and proving property. John A. Coleman, Allen & Robinson building.