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gus County W ITH pride and confidence do we extend to you, Madame, a cordial invi tation to visit our Ready-To-Wear Department and inspect this first spring exhibit of SUITS, COATS and DRESSES Every garment is an object lesson in exclusive fashions. We invite you to enjoy this spring showing brought to you from the style centers of the east and participate in the many advantages which our big, bright busy store presents. oe Section is showing a beautiful line of Ladies and Misses Spring Oxfords, Low Slippers and Lace and Button Shoes. '(■relay, March 17 and 18 (I't miss tlie event of the season. ENTILE CO. ■ana Of Local Interest l' * ■ r Sale—2.000 3-year-old wethers. Inquire of Kane & Clary, Lewistown. Mom. 3-14-2t V J. Stough, the well-known Stan ford buMness man, is a visitor to the city this week. For Sale—Four lots in Park addi tion at a bargain. Address: P. O. Box 944, city. 3-7-tf A. B. Lehman, the real estate man, returned last Thursday from a busi es triii to Billings. David llilger departed Sunday for hurried business trip to St. Paul. Minneapolis and Chicago. Automobile and carriage painting is my specialty. Joe Schoenborn, op posite Judith Steam Laundry. 1-31-tf C. \V. Hardy and family went down to Forsyth Friday afternoon, where Mrs. llardy will visit relatives for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith were vis itors to the city yesterday, having business before the United States and office. County Commissioner J. M. Parrent spent Sunday at home, returning yes terday to resume his duties on the board, which is now in session. For Sale—Eight or ten head of horses and mules. Inquire of J. L. Collins, city, located 15 miles cast of Lewistown, on Fitch ranch. 3-7-2t* George M. Stafford, for many years i business man of this city, hut now i resident of Helena, is in the city looking after some business interests Hugh Shafer spent several days m Great Falls this week, attending to some business matters and enjoying a short visit with his brother, Gor don. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weistaner, of Billings, came over last week for a short business visit. They went out to Kendall the latter part of the week. For Sale—I have 100 tons of hay for sale, also range to go with it. at my ranch on Flatwillow creek. For terms address, K. L. Martin, Forest Grove, Mont. Sheriff W. R. Woods left yesterday morning for R-llings, presumably for the purpose of having a look at a man captured by the Yellowstone county officials and wanted in this county. For Sale—One 32-horse Reeves compound plow engine and Emerson plows, in first-class condition; also, Scotch Fife seed wheat. John F. Sweeney, 2'/i miles west of city. 14-3 Jesse Allen, the popular railroad man, returned the latter part of the week from Long Beach, California, where lie spent his vacation. Mrs. Allen will remain for another month or six weeks at the California beach resort. F. C. Sweitzer had a handsome new electrical sign put up at his place of business this week. It is a handsome design and will not only light up the show windows of. the store, but will act as an illumination for the whole block. List your land, no matter where located, for sale with M. R. Wise Land Co. Alex Law arrived home last Thurs day from a two months' visit with relatives at his former home in Vir ginia. While down that way, Alex ran over to Washington, D. C., and was an interested observer of the closing days of congress. Bruce Wells, a prominent news paper man from the western part of the state, is a visitor to Lewistown. Mr. Wells, a few months since, sold out his newspaper at Stevensville, Ravalli county, and is now looking about for a new location. Wanted position, out of town, hotel or on ranch. Address, box 875, Lew istown. Walter Green and John Sweeney have been busy for the past week re checking the users of city water in this city, the work being done for the purpose of getting a closer tab on those who are called upon to pay toward the upkeep of the system. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cook arrived home last Saturday at noon from Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Cook underwent a successful operation at the famous Mayo sanitarium. The lady is feeling greatly improved in health as a result of the treatment. George Worth was arrested yester day afternoon and is now awaiting trial on a charge of petit larceny. It is alleged that Worth stole an over coat from the Mint saloon and sold it, together with a number of other stolen articles, to a second-hand deal er. James McLean came in from Great Falls Friday night and returned to that city Sunday morning. Jim has accepted a position on the road for the Stone-Ordean-Wells Co., of Duluth. This company has a branch house at Great Falls, where Jim will make his headquarters. Dr. Foley has 606, the latest rem edy for blood diseases. 2-28-3t J. L. Harmon and family returned Friday from Southern California, where they spent the winter months, having gone down about the mid dle of December. They spent a most enjoyable winter at Long Beach, San Diego and other points of interest, but are glad to be back in Lewis town. Try Garton-Cooper Regenerated Swedish Select seed oats to grow your seed from for another season. We guarantee them absolutely pure and true to variety. Best results were secured from their use in the Judith Basin last season. Samples and prices at all Montana Elevator company elevators. 7-4-tf The preliminary hearing in the case of State vs. Albert Bacon was held yesterday afternoon before Justice Foley at the court house. Bacon is charged with grand larceny, the specific crime which he is alleged to have committed being horse stealing. County Attorney C. J. Marshall ap peared for the state. Deposit Y our 0 Money MVith Us We pay five per cent, interest on all savings deposits. A safe deposit box for your papers only costs you $2.50 per year, and you can't afford to do without it. Do your business with the bank that gives you satisfac tory service. LEWISTOWN STATE Frank Sanden ami Mike Hen, two blacksmiths from Butte, have com in nienccd the erection of a blacksmith hop on Second -treet, opposite the ; Goodridgc-Call Lumber Co. They : expect to have the building completed ' and business started shortly after April 1 The new shop will be known as the Farmers' Blacksmith shop. 1 Wat G. Carwile, of the Lewistown , 1 Coal, Gas & Light company, returned i Thursday evening from a short busi ness visit in New York City, lie in forms the Democrat that business conditions throughout the east are rapidly improving and the leaders of;. the business world in the metropolis are looking forward to a year of tin interrupted prosperity. la Frank Strouf, one of the biggest i wheat-growers in the Stanford conn try, was in the city a few days this week, lie reports winter wheat in his section as being in an ideal con dition and says that there is an im mense acreage of wheat in the Stan ford country that will yield hand somely if present conditions prevail luring the growing season. The hundreds of friends in all parts of Montana of Charles Lehman, the pioneer merchant of Montana and the Judith Basin, will regret to hear that he is seriously ill at his home in this city. Owing to Mr. Lehman's ad vanced age, grave concern is mani fested over his condition. It is the sincere wish of all that this highly ! respected old-timer may recover from his present illness. George Day returned, last week; from San D.ego, California, where he was called by the serious illness of that highly respected Lewistown pioneer, Frank Day. The many friends of the old gentleman will lie more than pleased to know that In is now almost entirely recovered and expects to return to this city in the near future to spend the summer months. Dr. B. D. Hollenbeck and Miss Florence Palmer, both well-known and popular residents of Moore, were married last Saturday afternoon in the ladies' parlor of the Bright hotel in this city, the Rev. White, of the M. F. church, performing the cere mony. A number of friends witnessed tlie ceremony. The Democrat joins in felicitations upon the occasion of this happy event Frank Carleton, for several years a resident of Lewistown but more re cently from Helena, sipent several ! days greeting old Lewistown friends lu-re last week. Frank lias accepted ; a position under Clerk and Recorder Fred Dralle, of Musselshell county,, and has entered upon the discharge of his duties. The experience gained from his four years' service as a! deputy under Charley Mycrsick fits! him excellently for his new position. For a quick and sure sale, list your land with M. R. Wise Land Co. L. S. Butler returned Thursday | from a trip of several weeks' dura tion. While absent lie visited his old home in Missouri, near Kansas City. ile also visited St. Joe and stopped off at St. Paul and Minneapolis. The two latter places he found exccp tionally busy, due principally to the large increasing business from the Northwest. He found times very good in all the eastern cities visited and money appeared to lie plentiful, He was more than pleased, however, to get back to the Judith Basin once more. Mrs. S. M. Shull and Mrs. Wood worth had an exceedingly narrow es cape from death by drowning last Thursday while returning to this city from the Frank Yaeger ranch on Beaver creek. Without dreaming of danger, they drove their team into what was apparently a narrow, shal low stream of water, only to see team and buggy go out of sight. The ladies must surely have drowned had not their outcries brought speedy as sistance from Gkngary station, which was but a short distance away. As it was, they escaped with a thorough drenching and severe fright. You Can See II Double in a short space of time if you will take good care of your money and invest it carefully. An important item is YOUR BANK AC COUNT and you will do well to place it where you can get the best service. We are not only a De pository for money, but we take an especial inter est in the success of each of our customers, which guaran tees you the best possible hanking service. The First National Bank According to invitations received in this city dining the past few days, the Rev. Thomas Huxley, for two years the pastor of the Baptist church in this city, and Miss \'orma Alletie l'arrott, who was a teacher in the Lewistown public schools last year, will be married tomorrow evening at the home of the bride in Picrpont, S. D. They will leave immediately 1 // . Kali . s,le "- \ Iontana > wh , erc Rev - l l u ,, cy 1J ,s /T' 0,1 m/ the pastor '. ,h * church - 1 he , numerous h ' c,uls ? onn K »« In ,stown f plca ? r / m ''. xtend,n S ™»KratiiIatmns and best wishes, DeKalb & Mettler, attorneys-at-law, - an R building. If the earth tipped Lewi-townward la trifle last week it will be accounted f ° r . !>>' * l,c fact there vvax ,ht '" l' rcs cnt ,hc c "v an unusua > -'mount o of heft. judicially speaking. Judge Cheadle was of course on the ground. Judge Sidney Sanner, of Miles City, had been here for several days try ing some cases in which the local jurist was disqualified and Judge Henry was later called in to hear the case of Hobson, et al, vs Fern. These three district judges are splendid types of the class of men that the people of Montana honor with the ermine. All are men of sterling char acter, exceptional legal attainment and democracy. Jack Rowley came in Sunday from his ranch on Flatwillow and was transacting business in the United ' S land oflice y crilay. a a Democrat reporter, Mr. Rowley stated that this has been a rather severe wintor on stock in his sect ion, the slot . kmon ll;lvil , K foml( , it necessary .j to do a lot of feeding. There have been few losses, however, and as spring is opening up in fine shape down that way the outlook is en couraging. Along Flatwillow, the frost is out of the ground sufficient ly to permit those who engage in the ranching business to get to work and more than the average acreage of spring grain will he sown this year. Orem Stephens, who was sent to the penitentiary from this county about four years ago for horse steal ing, is having all sorts •>! difficulty in separating himself from the penal institution at Deer Lodge. His term of imprisonment expired several and, through Attorney Wallace, of Butle. lie made an at | 0mpf to secure his discharge, but Warden Conley is determined that t ] le Fergus county prisoner shall re ma j n there for a few years longer to , )ay f nr a „ assault made by Stephens, tugether with some other prisoners, a ) )f) ut two years ago, to escape, by killing one of the guards and the war ,l ( . n One of the men who was implicated with Stephens, Rock, of Roscbti.l county, was hanged, but Stephens was acquitted. It is pro posed, however, to give him an ad ditional few years for attempted jail breaking, Ayers & Marshall, attorneys-at-law, First National bank block, \ llogeland, the well-known sm veyor, returned to the city yesterday from the Box Elder country, tyhere ] 1C spent several days doing some work in his profession. To the Democrat, Mr. llogeland states that t ), erP ] las l, e en a great deal of exaggeration with referenr to stock .conditions this winter in the northern j )alt Q f Fergus county. In all of his travels be did not sec a dead animal and says that, according to stockmen, tlie loss will he no greater than dur ing any previous year, which means that it is almost negligible. It has been a rather severe winter and re quireil tlie feeding of more hay than usual, but the stockmen w<re all well fortified in that particular, with the result that sheep and cattle are in as good condition as they ever are at this season of the year. This is an authoritative statement of conditions and should allay the concern of those who were fearful that reported heavy losses might be a distinct hardship on the stockmen in that portion of Fer gus county.