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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol. VI., No. 15. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1909. PRICE FIVE CENTS Copyright 1909 by Hart SchaJFner Be Mars 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. voung business men. Hart Sdraffner & 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 u»r 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 Home of Good Things." Doors open 7:30 sharp. T O - IN I G H T Last show starts 9:15. "TOM THUMB," (Beautifully colored.) "LIBERTY FOR AN HOUR," (Drama of heart interest.) 'THE JUDGE'S WHISKERS,' (A good comedy.) MISS MAUD TRIMBLE In new and pleasing songs. The Clock Stops Every Week 10c PRICES 20c LYRIC-FAMILY THEATER 3-Days Only-3 Thurs., Friday , Sat. "Dec. 16-17-18 FIGHT PICTURES vs. Showing picture reproduction of the world's championship battle, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 26, 1908. Presented under arrangement with Hugh D. McIntosh, Esq., promoter and referee of this famous con test. POPULAR PRICES Nothing offensive will be shown. It's for ladies and gentlemen. OBJECTION TO Kendall People Think That Officials Should Try to Locate Gambling in This City. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Knights of Pythias Choose Leaders for the Coming Year—Other Notes of Interest. Kendall, Mont., Dec. 13.—Under Sheriff E. R. Morgan came out from Lewistown Friday to serve papers cn large number of Kendall citizens on charge of gambling. These arrests were general, and are said to have been the same over the entire coun try. This may be true, but it is a no ticeable fact that Lewistown citizens, arrested on a similar charge, are con spicuous by their absence, and it seems fair to assume that Kendall has received a sisterly love pat from Lew istown. No doubt the county authori ties hope to derive no little revenue from this source, hence the arrests made on payday, for, when the fact that the complaint was filed early in October, and the arrests followed on pay day, at this late date, the ab surdity of the situation becomes ap parent. Just what will result from the trial which takes place in Lewis town this morning, is awaited with general interest by the citizens of Kendall. This morning Frank Knight left for Nashville, Tenn., where 'he will' spend the holidays with his parents. He will be gone several weeks. Henry Daniels and Mike Fielding drove to Lewistown this morning. Dr. Smith was a passenger out of Kendall on this morning's stage. John Reilly, of the Barnes-King, drove to Lewistown Saturday. Miss Winifred Brown has accepted a position with the Kendall Drug Co. John C. Hogl and John Ellson, of Lewistown, were business visitors in Kendall on Saturday. L. C. LaMont, of Butte, who rep resents the Westinghouse Electric Manufacture Co., was in Kendall two days last week in the interest of his company. RAILROAD MEN IN THE CITY Passenger and Immigration Agents of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul On Tour of Inspection. SEEKING IMFORMATION Party of Sixteen Getting Acquainted With Conditions Along Pacific Coast Extension. Sixteen passenger and immigration agents of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company arrived in this city last Tuesday evening on a special train, departing the next morning for points farther west on their line. The officials came out to look over the country traversed by the Pacific coast extension and to get acquainted with the people and con ditions which prevail. Informal Reception. After taking dinner at the Bright hotel, the visitors were taken to the Judith club where they met a large number of business men of the city. It did not take them long to ascertain many interesting facts relative to the Judith Basin and Lewistown. Some of the railroad men said that George Haynes had told them so much about this particular section of country that they were very desirous of seeing for themselves whether or not he was "stringing" them. After looking around and talkinf with local resi dents, they were all convinced that George was giving them only the straight goods. Mr. Haynes, who was acting as guide for the party, stated to the Democrat that the Milwaukee will wage an energetic advertising cam paign in behalf of the Judith Basin this winter. The exhibt car is now being shown through the middle noi thern states and large quantities of literature will be printed and dis tributed. He says that the rush of homeseekers and investors during the past year will sink into insignificence compared td* the large number who will come during the comihg year. Those who comprised the party Tuesday night are as follows: Mr. Geo. B. Haynes. Immigration Agent, Chicago, 111.; Mr. C. C. Mor dough, Traveling Passenger Agent, Sumner G. Pcttor, of Canton, Ohio, arrived in Kendall Friday, and will remain here. The following officers have been elected in the Moccasin Lodge No. 41, Knights of Pythias, to serve for the term commencing January 1: R. W. McKinney, C. C.; A. J. McCor mack. V. C.: T. R. McKay, Prelate; Tim Connell, M. W. \V R. Evans, M. E.; A. B. Fox, M. F.; P. S Scott, K. of R. & S.; Lem Hubble, M. A.; Frank Robens, 1 G.; T. G. Hayden. O. G.; J. R. McKay, Trustee. The position of foreman of die Kendall, which was recently resigned by Charles McLain on account of ill health, has been accepted by Jack Mills. Mr. Mills has been a. shift boss at the Kendall for a long time, and is an experienced miner, and competent to fill the position. Louis Johnson now holds the position of shift boss in Mr. Mills' place. The time card of the Hamilton Stage Co. 'has been changed and all stages now laeve one hour earlier than has been the custom. Thus the morn ing stage will hereafter leave at 8 a. m., while the afternoon stage will leave at 2 p. m. Tim Connell has accepted the posi tion of shift boss at the Barnes-King left vacant by Robert Mungall who was compeled to give up his position on account of ill health. Joe Wunderlin arrived Friday from Butte, and will remain in Kendall. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Harrigan, who were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman O. Wilson returned to their home in Lewistown Tuesday. Irwin Judd spent a couple of days last week writing insurance in Ken dall. Willard Norman who has been in the hospital with a broken collar bone, was removed to 'his father house on the Park. William" Tremblath is confined to his home with a severe attack of tonsilitis. Miss Stella Reese and Webb Cox drove to Lewistown. Rev. Father Mueller, of Roundup, held Mass at the school house on Snn day. Father Mueller will be unable to conduct services here on the last Sunday in the month as is his custom on account of the Christmas services in Roundup. J. A. Sharp arrived in Kendall from Chicago Thursday. John R. Cook and Elling Johnson drove to Maiden Wednesday to look over the work at the Cumberland mine. Rev. Newton Cavens, of Milton, la., has notified the board of trustees of the Presbyterian church that he will be unable to accept the pastorate here. The stork visited the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson, on Salt Creek bench, on Monday, and left a baby girl. (Continued on page 8.) Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. E. G. Hayden, Traveling Passenger Agent, Cleve land, Ohio; Mr. Fred N. Hicks, Trav eling Passenger Agent, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mr. E. G. Woodward, Traveling Passenger Agent, Chicago, 111.; Mr. A. E. Chapman, Jr,. City Ticket Agent, Chicago, 111; Mr. H. W. Stein hoff, Michigan Passenger Agent, De troit, Mich.; Mr. Edward Mahoney, Traveling Passenger Agent, Omaha, Neb.; Mr. John R. Pott, District Passenger Agent, Pittsburg, Penn.; Mr. Geo. O. Walton, Traveling Pas senger Agent, Boston, Mass.; Mr. J. F. Etter, Traveling Passenger Agent, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. M. S. Bow man, Traveling Passenger Agent, Phil adelphia, Penn.; Mr. H. L. Idleman, Traveling Passenger Agent, New York City, N. Y.; Mr. P. R. Wolcott, Traveling Immigration Agent, Chi cago, 111.; Mr. J. H. Firey, Traveling Immigration Agent, Aberdeen, South Dakota. _ Fight at the Lyric. For three days this week, on Thurs day, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16, 17 and 18, the management of the Lyric Family theater has secured a special attraction, namely the Burns-Johnson fight pictures, showing the reproduc tion of the world's championship bat tle at Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 26, 1908. This fight was presented under the arrangement of Hugh D. Mc Intosh, Esq., promoter and referee of this famous contest. This attraction was secured at a large expense to the Lyric management but will be shown at a popular price and satisfac tion will be guaranteed. This fight reproduction is claimed to be the best the Chicago Fight Picture company 'has on hand at the present date. This same picture was shown in Billings a short while ago at 25c, 50c and 75c prices to standing room and it is a known fact that half the audience consisted of the fair sex. The prices here will be 15c and 25c to all. Bijou Has Tom Thumb. The feature at the Bijou theater for this evening is a beautifully colored production entitled Tom Thumb. This is a fairy tale of most refreshing in terest and it is full of good humor with a touch of pathos, in which the leading character is portrayed by a little boy, who plays his part in a manner that is bound to make a hit with the old and young. "Liberty for An Hour," a story of great heart in terest, and "The Judge's Whiskers," good comedy, will also be shown Miss Maud Trimble, that appreciative little singer, will have two new and late songs. There is no 'question about it, but Miss Trimble is the best illustrated song singer the Bijou has ever employed during their three years' existence. The clock stops every week so save all your coupons as they are good every time the clock stops. ARE ARRAIGNED Wholesale Informations Filed Against Those Who Are Alleged to Have Bucked the Tiger. OTHER COURT NOTES Tus and Maeder Are Awarded Dan' ages—Other Cases Settled Out of Court by Parties. Wholesale arrests have been made during the last week of various and divers persons who are alleged to have been bearding the festive tiger in his lair at Kendall, Maiden, Gilt Edge and other places about the county. All told, fifty-three informa tions have been filed and over twenty five defendants 'have been arraigned during the week. Twenty-Two Arraigned. Twenty-two of the defendants were arraigned Saturday morning before Judge Cheadle who read the informa tions against them. A number of the defendants were represented by Ayers & Marshall and others stated that they had not yet secured an at Earl Cooper entered a plea torney. °f guilty and was fined $200 which was paid. All of those arraigned asked for the statutory time to plead and the court placed their bonds at $500 each pending arraignment. Eighteen of the defendants went before the court yesterday and en tered pleas of not guilty. They were permitted to go down town to secure bondsmen in the sum of $1,000 each and one of them, Louis Tolson, took advantage of the opportunity to skip out. The officers are on his trail and he will probably be brought back. Trials in January. It is believed that almost all of the number will be able to secure bonds. Judge Cheadle stated that a jury will be called early in January to try these cases. The court stated that the officials are determined that the anti-gambling law shall be strict ly enforced in all portions of this county. Other Cases Settled. The case of von Tobcl vs. the New Year Gold Mining case was tried be fore Judge Cheadle Tuesday and, at Alleged by Those On the Inside That Milwaukee Will Soon Announce Their Plans. THROUGH LEWISTOWN Road Will Branch From Below Mel stone, Tap Flatwillow Country and Go to Great Falls. From sources more or less au thentic, the Democrat learns today that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company will make public an announcement within the next fortnight of their new line of railroad which will pass through this city. According to this statement, the new road will leave the main line be tween Melstone and Musselshell crossing, come up through the Flat willow country close to Grass Range, cross the McDonald creek divide, tap the coal mines in that section of he county, and then strike Lewistown by the easiest grade obtainable. From this city, the line will proceed north west to Great Falls and thence on out through the Cadotte pass in the main range of the Rockies. Securing Options On Land. As an evidence of this intention on the part of the railroad company, it is stated that men interested in the real estate end of the "ompany have been securing options On large tracts of land in the Flatwillow and Mussel shell countries. This road would de velop an immense territory of fine land in the southern part of the coun ty which is now far away from a rail road. Between the Musselshell and Flatwillow creek are tens of thou sands of acres of level land which will become immediately valuable for agri cultural purposes as quickly as a rail road is put through. There are also its conclusion, was taken under ad visement by the court. Wednesday and Thursday, the case of Tus vs. Bright was tried, resulting in a verdict awarding Tus damages in the sum of $795.25. Friday and Saturday were occupied with the trial of the case of Maeder vs. Dougherty. Mrs. Maeder was in jured in a runaway of one of the Dougherty stage teams and was awarded damages of $650.00. The case of Hogeland vs. Butler was settled out of court. The case of Skolelek vs. Drazich resulted in a verdict for $169.20 in favor of the plaintiff. The case of Nedved vs. vs. Drazich is being tried before the judge today. Gass Is Arraigned. At the opening of court Saturday morning, James Leslie Gass, Jr., was arraigned for murder and entered his plea of not guilty. Attorney Frank E. Smith appears for Gass and the case was set for trial on December 21. Gass is the man who killed Tom King in the Stanford country. MUSICAL SOCIETY FORMED. Double Quartet Organized by Well* Known Vocalists. A movement started several weeks ago by some well-known local mu sicians has resulted in the organiza tion of a double quartet comprising some of the best voices in the city. The objects of the organization are purely social and artistic, neverthe less, will result in giving the people of this city an opportunity to hear some high-class vocal music. The double quartet comprises Mrs. Rail and Miss Bowen, sopranos; Miss Pearl Robinson and Miss Marie Rem ington, contraltos; Messrs. Bidmead and Soule, bassos, and Messrs. Wrig ley and Beasley, tenors. Miss Gene vieve Beasley is the pianist. The members of the club have taken up a study of concert work and will probably give a recital within the next few weeks. They have also of fered their services for one Sunday each to the churches of Lewistown, and will make their first public ap pearance, as organized, at the Pres byterian church one week from next Sunday evening, when they will give •an exceptionally well selected program of sacred music. The program for the evening, aside from the regular church services, will include anthems by the double quartet and solos by individual members. Miss Bowen will sing Schilling's "Ave Maria"; Mr. Wriglcy will sing "Re Thou Faithful Unto Death," from St. Paul. Mrs. Raitt will sing "The Star of Bethle hem," a solo written this year by Roma, and Mr. Beasley will sing, "In Old Judea." This will be an oppor tunity for the people of Lewistown to hear an exceptionally attractive program of sacred music. great coal mines on the McDonald creek divide which could then be de veloped with profit to the owners. PROGRAM IS ARRANGED. Topics Assigned to Members of the Outlook Club Recently Organized. At a recent meeting of the newly formed Outlook Club, the program committee reported the program for ■the meetings which are to be held monthly beginning January 5th and continuing up to June. The object of the club is to prepare and discuss papers on live current topics. At each meeting two papers will be read and, after the appointed critics have crit icised the papers, all of the members will participate in a discussion. The program, as arranged by the committee and adopted, is as follows: Feb. 2. Municipal Government: "Lewistown's Oharter and Form of Government" ........ Tom Stom Critic, Ernest W. Wright. "Commission Form of Government" ................ Henry A. Davee Critic, Tom L. Pittman. March 2. Taxation: "National Revenue—and Theory of Special Taxes.......Guy L. Wait Critic, Herbert L. Sackett. "Municipal Revenue" .......... .......... Otto F. Wasmansdorff Critic, Thomas L. Huxley. April 6. Formative Factors in Social Progress. "The Established Church" ...... .............. Ernest W. Wright Critic, Edwin K. Oheadle. "The Emanuel Movement" ...., .............. Frederick F. Attix Critic, Henry A. Davee. May 4. Public Utilities: "Franchises" ................... .................... E. G. Ivins Critic, Tom Stout. "Public Control, National and Mu nicipal".....G. McCall Mickelson Critic, Oliver W. Bclden. June 1, Banking Systems: "A Postal Savings Bank"....... ..............Thomas L. Huxley Critic, Frederick F. Attix. "A Central Bank" ............. ................. Frank J. Hazcn Critic, Guy L. Wait. Will Protest. At the request of a number of cit izens. Secretary Croft of the Com mercial Club, will probably prepare a protest against the recent action of the state board of health in issuing instructions against quarantining for small pox. Such protests are being gotten up in all parts of the state and will be presented at the meeting of the board which will be held next week. COMMISSIONERS LET CONTRACTS Lewistown Coal, Gas & Light Com pany, Doctor H. H. Wilson and Owen Biglcn Successful. MUCH ROUTINE WORK Unusually Heavy Grist of Business Before Board at Their Regular Monthly Meeting. The members of the board of coun ty comtnisioners have had an unusual ly heavy grist of business at the pres ent session and it will be two or three days yet before it has all been threshed out. Contracts Were Let. Last week, the various yearly con tracts were let. The Lewistown Coal, Gas & Light company was awarded the contract for furnishing the county its coal for the coming year. Their bid for screened lump coal was $4.50 per ton, being the lowest submitted. Doctor 11. 11. Wlilson was again awarded the contract for furnishing medical and surgical supplies and at tention to t'he county patients for the coming year. 11 is bid was $600 lor all work within a radius of twenty miles of Lewistown and one dollar per mile one way extra for all trips ex ceeding twenty miles from this place. Owen Biglen was again awarded the contract for caring for the county poor, he being the only bidder. He is to receive $5.50 per week each for keeping the inmates of the county poor house and pays the county $200 rental for the year for the county, farm. The board accepted the jail built by the citizens of Melstone with material furnished by the county. The jail cost about one thousand dollars and is splendidly built. Routine business has occupied the attention of the board the rest of '.he time during the season. Will Move to the Coast. A. T. Goodspecd, t'he well-known surveyor, is in the city transacting business. Mr. Goodspecd recently sold his fine ranch near Straw and contemplates moving to the Pacific coast as quickly as he gets his affaifs here all closed up. L Eleventh Grand Ball by Local Com pany of Fire Fighters Due Dec. Thirty-first. IS ALWAYS SUCCESSEUL People of Lewistown Show Apprecia* tion of Work of Department by Turning Out in Numbers. Eleven years ago, the Lewistown Volunteer Fire company held their first grand ball in this city. Every year since that time, this big dance has been repeated with ever increas ing crowds until this particular dance is now looked forward to with more than average interest by the people of this city. Preparing for Big Time. Aj a recent meeting of the com pany, committees were appointed for the eleventh annual dance which will be given in Harmony hall on the eve ning of December 31st. The general committee comprises Art Baker, hhairman; Panl Rathbun, F,d Baker, Frank Carleton and Paul Tabor. The decoration committee is as fol lows: Charley Fowler, Roy Hopkins, Will Slater, K. S. McBurney and John D. Crowley. All members of the department comprise the recep tion committee. The Symphony or chestra will furnish the music and the boys will be about within a few days with tickets. The tickets^ are but $1.50 and every man in the this city should get one. The local fire department is an institution of which all are just ly proud and this fact with the addi tional reason that every person who attends this dance is assured an eve ning of splendid fun should be suf ficient warrant for a large sale of tickets. Switchmen May Lose Out Although the switchmen's strike has not been officially declared off, it now appears that the strikers have lost out as all of the roads of the northwest are moving freight with out a great deal of hindrance. Freight was held up in this city for about a week but is coming along in good shape at the present time.