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WERE FOUND Party of Daring Explorers Ascend Heights of Mount McKinley and Place Old Glory There. I Fairbanks, Alaska, April 12. The Fairbanks expedition to Mount Me-; Kinley, the tallest peak in North i America, reached the summit April | „ , ' . , , _ ,| 3 after a climb of one month from the base, it was announced today. No ; trace of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's al- j leged ascent were found. i FEAT REQUIRED NERVE Daring Mountain Climbers Found Numerous Difficulties in Getting Across Vast Glaciers. Thomas L. Lloyd, leader of the ex pedition, arrived here last night. His companions were Daniel Patterson, j W. R. Taylor and Charles R. Me- i Gonnigle and all reached the top of j , . the great mountain. . | The expedition, which left Fair banks December 15. while the con DON'T BE RASH. Look before you leap. In other words, see what we can offer you be fore you close a deal elsewhere if you are investing in real estate. We can help you in making future profit The Empire Land Co. Drinkard, Harding & Drinkard. LEWISTOWN, MONT. DR. R. A. DENNIS Practicing Veterinarian Deputy State Veterinarian State Sheep Inspector Government Inspector Private calls answered promptly. Office at Pinkley Stables Phone No. 55. Lewistown, Mont. AN APPETIZING CUT. m of well cooked meat is alwayt a boon to the hungry. We boast fhat even those who are not hungry can relish a slice of our excellent meats. The Beef, Veal, Mutton and Pork we handle is of the choicest, best-fed, best-reared cattle. It is properlj slaughtered and dressed, and is in sudh prime condition when offered to the public that we are enabled to defy all competitors on the question ot quality as well as of price. ABEL BROS. Every Accommodation Within the limits of sound bankingCaccorded borrowers at all times. We transact a general banking business, and issue drafts, payable in all parts of the world. Safety deposit boxes for rent at reasonable rates. Interest paid on all savings deposits. The First National Bank of Letfistotfn, Montana Capital $200,000 Surplus $ SO,000 trovers/ over Dr. Cook's disputed | ascent was still raging, was financed j by August Peterson and W illiam Me Pliee, of this city. The plan was to go into camp on the mountain as high as possible, and probably about the middle of May, make a dash for the summit. The obstacles encountered were not so great as had been predicted. Four camps were established during the ascent and a trail was blazed all the way to the crest. Up to 12,000 feet the climbing did not present unusual difficulties. For the next 4,000 feet the way led over a steep ice field which at first seemed to forbid fur ther progress, but through which up on exploration it was found possible to locate a path. The final dash to the top was made from the 16,000-foot camp. Mount McKinley terminates in twin peaks of equal height, one somewhat round and covered with snow, the other composed of bare and wind-swept rocks. On the rocky peak the Fair banks climbers placed an American ^ a S * n a monument of stones. . e f" diti ° n , which was pro vided with Dr. Cook s maps and data, endeavored t0 follow ; his sup p 0S ed route but utterly failed to verify any part of his story of an ascent, The members of the paity were all experienced mountaineers, and agreed to forfeit $5,000 if none of them reached the summit, One a£ their objects was to verify or disprove to their own satisfaction j the claim of Dr - Frederick A. Cook that he reached the summit in the | fall of 1906 . Dr. Cook claimed to have ascended Mount McKinley and to have reached the summit on September 16. He said that he had left at the top of the mountain proofs that he had been there. Prof. Herschel C. Parker, of Columbia university, was a member of the expedition that Dr. Cook led ! to the mountain and he later dis puted Cook's assertion that he reached the summit after the professor and other companions had turned back. Mount McKinley is the assumed culmination point of the North Amer ican continent and is in the Alaskan range, latitude 63 degrees 4 minutes north, longitude 151 degrees west, i Its height is given as 20,464 feet. It is extensively glaciated and has al | ways been regarded as most difficult i of ascent. Department J _ Passe Partout board. Democrat Suspicious in Nebraska. Washington, April 11.—The way they feel toward Speaker Cannon in some regions in the Middle West is indicated by a funny complaint that Representative Norris, of Nebraska has had to make to a newspaper man from his state. Norris has long been the insurgent leader in parliamentary procedure and he was the inventor and manager of the recent coup that took the speaker off the rules committee. A correspondent, writing about the finale of that exciting affair, told of the house voting down .the resolu tion to declare the chair vacant, and in a fit of enthusiasm, added: "Among the first men to hurry for ward and shake hands and congratu late the speaker on his personal vin dication was Representative Norris himself." Well, when that item got into th newspapers, it certainly did start things in Norris' direction. The boys out on the Nebraska prairies began writing letters and tele grame. demanding to know if it were true that Norris did actually shake hands and congratulate the speaker. They indicated that no Nebraska in surgent could stand as the real article and shake hands with the speaker. "We have been told out here," said 1 one correspondent, "that you are more hated by the speaker than any other man in the house. Have we been buncoed?" "And .the worst of it," said Mr. Norris, in telling about his troubles, "is that the speaker hasn't spoken to me for more than a year and I haven t spoken to him. I didn't congratulate him and don't appear to have any chance of congratulating him on any thing for a mighty long time to come." But the boys out on the prairies are suspicious. They saw it in the paper .and they want to be shown. The latest colors and designs in crepe papers and paper napkins Democrat Supply Department. NEW NATIONAL PARK. -■ Bill for Creation of Glacier National Park Up to the President. Washington, April 13.—The senate bill, creating the "Glacier National park" in the Rocky mountains in the state of Montana, was passed by the house today. The proposed creation of Glacier National park in northern Montana, provided for in a measure introduced into the United States senate by Sen ator Thomas H. Carter, calls atten tion to a tract of rugged mountainous country of such indescribably beau tiful scenery as to be without a parallel anywhere except in the heart of Alpine grandeur. Within the proposed new park is found some of the most impressively magnificent scenery in the world— hundreds of mountain peaks, some rising to an altitude of nearly 11.000 feet, many of them unnamed, unex plored and unclimbed; scores of lakes in the mountain valleys, many of them miles in extent, thousands of feet deep and teeming with trout; an uncounted multitude of streams that feed innumerable plunging cas cades in some instances 1,000 feet high. Glacier park is a wonderland of beauty, which until a few years ago was unknown except to the Flathead Indians and a few adventurous hunt ers and trappers. Included within the boundaries of the park are to be found by actual count more than 60 glaciers and 250 lakes, roaring cascades and waterfalls to the number of more than 150 and immense forests of pine and cedar. The proposed park contains about 1.300 square miles. It is bounded on the north by the Canadian north west territories, on the east by the Blackfeet Indian reservation, and on the south and west by the Flathead river. The principal entrance of the park is by way of Belton. Mont., on the Great Northern railway, and by a drive of four miles along the Flathead river and through the forest to Lake McDonald, which extends in a nor therly direction toward the center of the park, a distance of about 12 miles. Glacier park contains probably the greatest collection of glaciers outside of the Arctic circle. Here is per petual snow upon the flanks of many a precipitious mountain, whose sheer walls and cliffs tower into the sky thousands of feet, assuming all man ner of weird and fantastic shape Miles and miles of blue, shimmering ice greet the eye, like a frozen sea; stepping off here among a series of stately collonades, there falling off the rim of a precipice, the crystalline masses shattering and sparkling like myriads of diamonds in the sunlight, as the glacial masses go crashing down thousands of feet into abysses of dizzy depths. Masses of ice are continually slipping over the preci pices and in their descent strike pro truding portions of the cliffs, crash ing with a report like that of a score of rifles. Prof. John H. Edwards describes the Glacier park country as follows: "In the heart of the Rockies, in the northern part of Montana, surround ed by mountain peaks in bewildering varieties of form, lies the beautiful Lake McDonald. Not quite so large as Yellowstone lake, it surpasses that loftiest of American mountain lakes of approximate size in grandeur of scenery." The Democrat Supply Department carries the Yayman & Erbe line of card and filing systems. WIT AND NEAR-WIT. Looking Ahead. Josephine, aged 10, has a decided lisp. She is also very fond of attend ing the matinee. The other day, says the Woman's Companion, she was giving a spirited story of the play to Marion, who was aged 9. "My mamma says it isn't good for little girls to go to the theater," said Marion with an air of self-rigliteous nes. "I'm not ever goin' till I'm 18 ." "Humph." retorted Josephine with out any hesitation, "th'pose you die when you are theventeen, then you'll be thtung!" * * Deadly Poker. Senator Overman said the other day of a defeated bill: "It deserved to be defeated. It was as irregular as the Tin Can poker game. "A man, describing thi- game, said: " 'One-eyed Bones. o n my right, held four kings and an ace. Two fingered Sehermerhorn. on my left, held four aces and a king.' "'And you—what did you hold?' osnie one asked excitedly. " 'I, being the coroner, held the in quest,' was the reply." * * Even That. Representative Nye, of Minnesota, has much of tliewir of his lamented brother, Bill Nye. Himself a lawyer. Representative Nye said at a lawyers' banquet in Minneapolis: "Lawyers have grand reputations for energy and perseverance. A lad said to his father one day: "'Father, do lawyers tell the truth?' " 'Yes, my boy,' the father answered. 'Lawyers will do anything to win a case.' " Too Blue, Perhaps. There are too many new-fangled colors," said John Sloan, the well known etcher, at a luncheon at Sherry's. "Shopping in a department store the other day, 1 heard a lady say to her companion: "'No; it's the new spring shade of blue I want. It's lighter than navy blue and darker than Eton blue— hardly a sky-blue nor an electric blue —rather a robin's egg blue, you know, but richer, verging more on indigo blue, but. of course, not so deep as indigo blue; nearer turquoise blue than that, but with something of aqua marine blue in it. too; yet not at all •like a royal blue, but nearer a baby blue if anything.' "Her companion, with a gruff laugh, said: "I see the blue you want—it's milk trust-milk blue.' " "All Off!" A. W. Warner, the Beloit aviator, was praising his Curtiss aeroplane. "It goes as well," he said, smiling, "as Harkness on the slide. Harkness, you know, slipped on a slide one day, and began to sail down a long hill on his back. "Half-way down, Harkness ran in to a woman with an armful of bundles. She fell forward on his chest, and the swift glide continued, with the woman on top. "At the bottom of the hill the woman kicked and struggled, trying in vain to rise. Harkness, underneath her, waited patiently for about a minute; then he said in a smothered voice: "'Pardon me, madam, but you'll have to get off here. This is as far as I go.' " * * The Retraction. Senator Murphy Foster, at a din ner in Washington, said 04 a certain retraction: "It was a retraction without value. It recalls the Xola Clmcky scandal. "Deacon Washington, in the heat of a revival, shouted from the pulpit of the Nola Clmcky chapel: " 'I see befo' me ten chicken thieves, | includin' that thar Calhoun Clay.' "Calhoun Clay at once rose and left the church. He was very angry. He brought powerful influences to bear, and the deacon promised to apologize. "So, at the following revival, the old man said: " 'I desires to retract mah last I night's remark, namely—"I see befo' me ten dhicken thieves, includin' Cal houn Clay." What I should have said, dear brethren and sistern, was, "I see befo' me nine chicken thieves, | not includin' Calhoun Clay.' " * * Easily Solved. A New York poet, at the Authors' Club, in Seventh avenue, told a Conan j Doyle story. "Sir Arthur Cona n Doyle," lie said, j "sat at a dinner, on his last visit 'here, beside a lady who asked leave to | consult him about some thefts. "'My detective powers,' he replied,] 'are at your service, madam.' "'Well,' said the lady, 'frequent and mysterious thefts have been occurring at my house for a long time. Thus there disappeared last week a motor I horn, a broom, a box of golf balls, a left riding boot, a dictionary, and a j half-dozen tin pie-plates.' "'Aha,' said the creator of Sherlock Holmes, "the case, madam, is quite | clear. You keep a goat.'" Passe Partout binding in all colors at Democrat Supply Department. He Had a Kick. Washington, D. C.—One of the Iowa member- of congress recently received a unique letter from a con .stituent bearing on the proposition of the government competing with print ing firms in the printing of envelope It read in part: "If congress hasn't passed a law prohibiting the government form printing envelopes, you tell it I want one passed right away. 1 have a job of printing five hundred envelopes sight, and if the government will keep hands off I will land it sure as fat and make thirty cents on it. If tl government butts in and does the job for nothing I lose the thirty cents and the next duffer who comes alon and gets envelopes will want me to print him a batch o: soap wrapper for nothing, because he could have gotten the envelopes cheaper from the government and so on infinitum to Gehenna and back. See how works. Tell congress I'm a lone dent ocrat in a county that's lousy with republican editors, and I need tin money. The surplus in the postal department can be applied on the Panama canal if it doesn't know what else to do with it. Tell it anything —just so you entertain it till 1 get that job of envelopes. 1 object to this great and glorious government squander its resources competing with my shop. If it should go broke I would get the blame. Tell the gov ernment if it has a stock of trust made envelopes on hand that are go ing to be dead loss when it stops its job press that I will mortgage my plant and take a couple of boxes. Give my regards to the president and Uncle Joe and brothers Payne and Aldrich." Call and see our paper table covers. They're just the thing for parties and entertainments. Democrat Supply De oartment. The Democrat SUPPLY DEPARTMENT Most Complete Stock of Office Sup plies in Central Montana. In equipping our supply department, the Democrat has spared neither effort or expense in bringing our various kindred lines to the highest standard of perfection. It has always been our aim to handle the very latest and up-to-date articles in office equipment for the office man and when you see anything new in the office supply line, you may rest assured that the same can be found in the Democrat Supply Department. When others fail, write or call on us. We have it. Lib rary Paste mm Sanford's library paste is the best and we carry a full line in all size packages. No office equip ment is complete without a jar of library paste. Small jars ...................35c Large jars ................... 50c Our stock also includes numerous other articles which we are always pleased to show. OFFICE NOVELTIES' We make a specialty of keeping up with the latest inventions in office utilities and time savers in office work. Our desk telephone tablet is the latest and most convenient device for taking notes over the phone that has ever been invented. The attachment and one roll of paper only cost 75c. Ask to see it. Our patent stationery rack also is one of the most commend able utility articles on the arket. It has a case for typewriter paper, legal blanks, letterheads, billheads and two sizes of en velopes as well as carbon paper. Your stationery is always at hand and keeps your stationery free from dust and in perfect order. * j The Loose Leaf System Modern business methods have made the loose leaf bill ing system an absolute necessity. Time is over an im portant factor in the transaction of business and tho loose leaf system shortens the time necessary just one half. « q q We carry tho best line of loose leaf ledgers and the most thorough hilling system made, and we will be pleased to show and explain our system to anyone in terested. & INKS Our line of inks include all colors of the rainbow, show card ink, white ink, and in fact, ink for all the known uses in which it is employed. A complete line of Sanford's writing fluids always in stock. PUSH PINS. We carry the celebrated Moore glass head pu-1 pins which are universal ly recognized as the No ll 2 acme of perfection for use in both home and office Ji & _____ fx ! ml mm mm m MAIL ORDERS We desire to announce to our out of town trade that we make it a point to fill all mail orders for supplies the same day the order is received and that small orders receive the same care ful arcention as lager ones. We want your supply business and can furnish you supplies just as cheap as you can get them from the east, and we carry the stock.