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1911 TIME Has Proven Our Ability to Serve You.... Your Business Solicited ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ Bank of Fergus County LEWISTOWN, MONTANA. Capital ..............................-...............-$200,000.00 Surplus and Reserve— 205,055.42 1883 1911 BUY IT OF LUMBER Everything in the Linn of Building Material Successors to Western Lumber & Grain Company News of Our Neighbors Items of Interest to Our Readets Clipped from Our Contemporaries, JUDITH GAP. (Judith Basin Star.) Fred Rector, the well-known ranch er from near Moccasin, \yas seen on our streets last Saturday, navigating with the aid of a pair of crutches. This is Fred's first visit to our city since his accident, which happened about six weeks ago, at which time he had a leg broken by being thrown from his horse. The married men and the single of this city have been hurling challenges at each other for the past several days, as to their abilities as ball players, and we understand that negotiations are now under way to have them clash on the local diamond and settle their dispute. This will un doubtedly be some ball game and will be worth going miles to see. Beginning the first of next week, this city will have but one bank. The Citizens 'Bank and the First State Bank have consolidated and hereafter will do business as the First State Bank. The quarters formerly oc cupied by the Citizens Bank in the Murray building will be the quarters; occupied, the First State Bank mov- j ing across on next Monday. Fred R. Warren will continue as president. H. S. Woodward will be vice presi- i dent, and F. R. Henry, cashier, of the merged banks. The consolidation was affected bv the old stockholders j of the First State Bank selling Mr. I Henry a part of their stock and Mr. i Henrv selling to the First State Bank. | The final details were closed up at ]0 o'clock last night. Wihen seen im mediately afterwards by a Star rep resentative and asked for a statement regarding the consolidation, the di rectors of the First State Bank gave out the following: "For some time past it has been plain that this city j could support one bank much better; than two. and that it was to the best interest of the public to have one bank ! with larger resources than two small ones One strong bank here will be able to give the old friends and customers of each better service and more accommodations than they have; been able to get before. Further-1 more, it will compare more favorably in size and strength with the banks in the surrounding towns. There is only one bank in Benchland, Buffalo. Stanford, Windham, Geyser and Ken dall, and Hobson now has an institu tion second to none of these. We have elected Mr. Henry cashier, and have promoted Mr. Woodward to the vice presidency. They will both give their entire time and attention to the! bank's business, Mr. Woodward more particularly to the outside work, as the bank intends to make a specialty real estate loans and hail and fire insurance from now on." PHILBROOK. (Judith Gap Journal.) A report comes from White Sulphur Springs that at the meeting of the county commissioners last Saturday, acting as a canvassing board, the precincts of Harlowton and Nihill were thrown out, because of alleged illegal voting. It seems a number of people voted in these two precincts on the question of bonding the county the sum of $100,000 for a new court house who were not registered at the last general election. By throwing out the entire vote of these precincts bonds carried by a large majority. Eliminating the votes alleged to have been cast illegally, bonds would have lost by a very' small majority. The report also says that the county at torney will bring criminal action against the judges of election in these two precincts, as they knowingly al lowed people to vote who were not registered at the last general election. It is said the matter will be taken in to the courts in any event and th registration law of Montana will be passed upon by the supreme court of the United States before the bonds can be sold. In the legislature last winter a bill was passed in which a strip of country was taken off Fergus county and added to Meagher county This strip is thickly settled with farm ers who are improving their holdings rapidly, as they are located in a rich farming section. This chan boundary lines of the county came about through the forming of the new county of Musselshell. The had voted in Fergus county ■ ettlers at the last general election, and it was no fault of theirs they were not tech nically voters in the county into which they were thrust without their consent by legislative enactment These settlers were denied the right to vote at this election, although they were qualified in every respect except registration. It is said these taxpayers will contest this election if nobody else does. They believe they cannot be taxed without being given the inalienable right to vote on the proposition, the Montana election laws to the contrary notwithstanding Last Monday at 4 o clock p. m Mrs. Ethel Ferguson, nee Ethel Brew „ton, while driving across the Mil watikee tracks in a lumber wagon at Garneill was crashed into bv th freight going to Lewistown and ser iously injured, the wagon being com pletely demolished, but the horse escaping without a scratch. Mrs .'Ferguson is making her home with her sister, Mrs. Ed. Beach, at Gar neill. She helped her sister do : washing Monday morning, but cannot remember what happened after that until Tuesday morning, when she re gained consciousness. It seems that after completing the washing, Mrs. Ferguson hitched up her team to the lumber wagon and drove over to the Sam Lutz farm to visit her brother, George Brewington, who has the Lutz place rented. She does not re member this visit nor how the ac cident happened. It is certain that she left the Lutz farm a little before 4 o'clock to return to her sister's home in Garneill. The freight train struck the wagon, throwing Mrs. Fer guson about thirty feet over the horses' heads. She was picked up un conscious and taken to her sister's home, where she remained in a stupor until 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr. Moffet, of Judith Gap, was called Tuesday and found the lady suffer ing from a severe concussion of the brain and numerous bruises. The fact that the injured woman experi enced a total loss of memory from the time she had helped to do the washing until she recovered con sciousness Tuesday morning, it will never be known the causes leading up to the accident. Dr. Moffet thinks she will completely recover. It cer tainly was a narrow escape from in stant death. MOORE. (Inland Empire.) Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Mathews left today, via Hobson, for Hunter's Hot Springs. They expect to spend about two weeks at this popular resort. "Andy" will also take part in the state shoot to be held there next week. Adrian Volkenand, grand-son of Adrian Odenwald, made his appear ance at the Odenwald ranch, just north of town, Monday, having ridden across the country on horseback from his home at Zortman, in the Little Rockies. Though it is four years since lie was in this vicinity, he was able to pick his- way through a strange country alone without any mishap and found the place without trouble. The trip is a remarkable one for so young a boy, he being but eleven years old. Several Moore people contemplate going to Butte toi see Eugene Ely make flights in his aeroplane on Sun day, Monday and Tuesday, while oth ers will go to Great Falls the 16th, where he is scheduled to appear. Special rates on railroads have been secured for the occasions. Hon. and Mrs. C. P. Tooley, of Two Dot, spent Monday and Tuesday in the city visiting relatives and friends. They also made an auto trip out to the Tooley ranch on Louse creek before returning home. Cement sidewalks are being placed in front of the City Meat Market, Lowe's buffet, Sexton's barber shop, The Sideboard and Ott's barber shop this week. When this work is com pleted, Fergus avenue will have two blocks of solid cement walks. it be of as 1. ROUNDUP. (Roundup Record.) W. S. Shaw last week sold the store building on Main street now oc cupied by the Fad, and the lot on which it stands, to John G. Moroney, of Butte. The consideration involved in the deal has not been made pub lic, but it is said that the figures, if given out, would show a substantial increase in the value of Main street property and would be a surprise to many. The fact that Mr. Moroney, who is a prominent Butte capitalist, is being interested in Roundup prop erty is significant. He is at present dealing for several other properties in this city, which will probably be brought to a head in a few days. The Fad Shoe & Clothing Co. will con tinue to occupy the building pur chased by Mr. Moroney. The first session of the district court to be held in Musselshell county was convened exactly at half past one o'clock Wednesday after noon, with Judge Pearson, of Billings, the judge's chair. The initiatory session and the new courtroom were dedicated in a simple manner by the attorneys present in short addresses, Colonel Crull delivering a short speech of welcome to the judge. Judge Pearson replied in a short talk, after which the court immediately opened the calendar. Several of the criminal cases were disposed of, the defendants entering pleas of guilty. | T>eKa1b Harness Company We manufacture our own stock of HARNESS SADDLES and LEATHER GOODS All kinds of leather repairing done with neatness and dispatch, and our prices are reasonable. Expert Saddle Maker We have added to our already large force of skilled workmen an expert saddle maker. sentence being passed at the time. Representative Joseph L. Asbridge, who was in town several days this week, reports that shearing is in prog ress at his ranch, as well as the other ranches in hi s section of the country,; the clip being a heavy one. The lamb-1 mg season was unusually successful this year, the loss being very light. Weather conditions were almost per fect and the range was better than it had been for many years. It might be interesting to note that Mr. As bridge is engaging in farming on quite an extensive scale, making preparations now to put in 150 acres of winter wheat this fall. WJjile here, Representative Asbridge expressed himself an effective direct primary law, such as it is hoped the special commission recently appointed by Governor Nor ris will draft. A special session of the legislature will be called if the bill meets with the approval of a ma jority of the members, being sub mitted them beforehand for an opinion. Supt. J. E. Woodard, of the Round up Coal Mining company, who re turned last evening from a business trip to Seattle, confirmed the pur chase of the coal property of the Davis Coal Mining company, rumors to which effect have been in circula tion here the past week. The deal for the property, commonly referred to as Mine No. 4, was closed on June 1. The consideration is not made public. The property will be operated by tlie Roundup Coal Mining Co. and will hereafter be officially known as Mine No. 4. J. E. Woodard will also be superintendent of the new prop erty. When interviewed today, Supt. Woodard said that no great improve ments would be made at the mine this summer, but that it would be run at its present capacity until this fall, when its output will "be considerably increased. _______ _ being heartily in favor of MONTANA WOOL CLIP. Experts Estimate 1911 Crop at About 35,000,000 Pounds—A Decrease. Great Falls. Tribune: That the wool clip of Montana for the present year will range between 32,000,000 and 35, 000,000 pounds and that this clip will be about 4,000,000 pounds less than that of 1910, was the opinion of a party of wool buyers and representa tives of eastern freight lines gathered in the lobby of the Rainbow last eve ning. Among the party was Joe Streng, of Ogden, representing Eisemann Bros., of Boston; W. R. Sheldon, gen eral agent for Montana of the Soo lines, and S. D. 'Barlow, general I freight agent for the Western Transit company, all three of whom usually spend the wool season in Great Falls. Mr. Streng has been purchasing wool in this territory for the past 25 years and has corralled about as many fleeces as any other of the leading buyers. He has just arrived in the city after spending the early part of the season in Utah and Idaho and be fore coming to Great Falls made the purchase of about 580,(XX) pounds of wool in Dillon, Twin Bridges and other points in the southern part of the state. He expects to make his headquarters in Great Falls, for the remainder of the season. Mr. Streng | was unable to give any information as to wool prices, saying that any thing he might have to say would probably prove misleading due to the vast difference in the grades of wool, shrinkage, etc. Other representa tives of Mr. Steng's house have al ready made very heavy purchases in this territory. Mr. Sheldon, who has been look ing after the interests of the Soo line in this city during the wool seasons for quite a number of years, has come up from Helena to make his head quarters here until the close of the season, and has taken rooms at the Rainbow for that period. Mr. Sheldon is as well posted as to wool conditions in the state as any other person connected with the business and he stated last evening that his estimate upon the wool crop this year was between 32,000,000 and 33,000,000 pounds and that of this amount 9,000,000 pounds had already been contracted for. It is understood that the range of prices upon the wool already contracted is from \6'/j to 18)4 cents. Mr. Barlow, who has. also been an annual sojourner in Great Falls dur ing the wool seasons for the past 10 or more years, gave his estimate upon the clip of the state as 34,000,000 pounds. He said that the yield for 1910 was 38,000,000 pounds and he attributed the falling off in the yield to the decrease in the number of i sheep being run. Mr. Sheldon and | Mr. Barlow left last night for a two days' trip to Malta - Louse Creek Items. W. H. Musson and wife were trans acting business in Lewistown Thurs day, being accompanied home by E. O. Kindschy and family, for a few days' visit. E. C. Leap made a business trip to Moore Thursday evening. Earnest and John Linse have been btu'iug a little trouble with their new American gas tractor, "hey started out from Moore Wednesday and got as far as the Judith bottom, on thpr way to Mrs. Hensley's ranch on In dian creek. Ellis Stevens was in Moore Satur day. Howard Hensley spent a few nights this week with Neel Bros. D. J. Fleischmaun was in Moore Saturday after oil. Dan Sisson spent a few days this week in Moore. H. I. Slack made a brief trip to Moore Saturday. Jesse Neel was in Moore Saturday after a load of wire and posts for A. 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After the boy had almost pulled his arms off, trying to get him to got. an old doc tor came along, and asked: "Why, nty son, what is the matter with your mule?" "Why, sir, can't you see, he has balked." cried the boy. "Well," said the old man, opening his case and taking out a bottlj labelled "Carbolic Acid," "we'll see what we can do for him," and he poured some of the acid on the mule's back, and in much less time than it takes to write it the mule was gallop ing down the road at a rate he had never gone before. The boy looked tip in surprise, and. said: "Doctor, have you got any more of that stuff?" "Yes," answered the man. "Well, doctor, are you sure you have got a whole lot more of it?" he asked. "I think I have plenty. What did you want to know for?" he asked with a smile. "Well, 1 wish you would pour some on me, doctor, for I've got to catch that mule," answered the boy.