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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VII., No. 43. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1911. PRICE FIVE CENTS Their supremacy is due to a proper blending of correct style, good taste and absolute comfort. We now have a complete line of both^Shoes and Oxfords in for spring and invite your in spection..... HARRY BROWN ORPHEU/W Class-That's It 1 I 1 Another Good Program ALWAYS THE BEST IN PHOTO-PLAYS B I J O V Vaudeville & Motion Pictures Complete Change TIC QUALITY STORE FARMERS WE WlANT YOUR GROCERY BUSINESS AND INVITE YOU TO OPEN UP AN ACCOUNT WITH US. ■20c Swift's bacon, per lb______________ 5-lb. pails Silver Leaf Lard-------70c 10-lb. pails Silver Leaf Lard......$1.35 Salt bacon, per lb_______________15c Nebraska corn, per doz. cans...$1.15 Utah tomatoes, per doz. cans...$1.40 Stringless beans, 12 cans.............$1.40 Utah sugar peas, 12 cans.-....... $1.40 Rice, 4 lbs. for-------------------------25c Gloss starch, 4 lbs. for________________25c 9-lb. sack corn meal......................... 40c 25-lb. sack corn meal______________80c Lewistown Belle flour, cwt._____$3.25 Monarch flour, per cwt..._....... $3.25 Dried peaches, per 25-lb. box...$2.50 Raisins, per lb-----------------------10c ROSPECTS FOR IMMENSE CROP THE PRESENT OUTLOOK IN DICATES BUMPER YIELD OF GRAIN. LENTY OF MOISTURE Local Showers Throughout Judith Basin During Past Week Make Lot of the Grain Grower Most En couraging—Hail the Only Thing That Can Hurt Now. Unless some unforeseen calamity occurs, the Judith Basin will, this year, produce one of the greatest grain crops ever raised at any time or anywhere in the United States. Weather conditions continued favor able throughout the past week and thousands of acres of the early win ter wheat is rapidly nearing the covet, ed goal of harvest. Local showers have fallen during that time in al most all parts of the Basin and there now sufficient moisture in the ground to carry a very large percent age of the grain to maturity. All Basin Looking Good. Not only the wheat, but the oats, flax and barley crops are coming along in great shape. Most of the pring grain was sown early this year and there are thousands of acres of flax which is now almost ready to bloom. With the present outlook for bumper yield of flax and with the high prices which prevail and doubt less will continue to be maintained, the ranchers of the Basin will clean up handsomely on that staple. Pretty Fields of Waving Grain. A big crop of wheat this year will mean a wide distribution of ready cash the coming fall and winter. The two hundred odd thousand acres of wheat are scattered all over the county as at present constituted. The Rock creek bench is one vast field of waving grain. The same is true of the Douse creek bench. There are thirty Or forty thousand acres o f wheat in the Denton country. Within radius of ten or twelve miles of Kendall are ten or fifteen thousand acres. The valleys and smaller benches immediately tributary to Lewistown are almost wholly under cultivation and in grain this Prices Will Be Good. Just now the prospects for good prices for wheat, oats and flax are excellent. A blighting drouth has cut down the estimated totals in the Da kotas, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri Whereas a few weeks ago, those who keep in touch with the situation were retty well agreed that the Judith Basin price would be around sevent> cents, the unfavorable turn of crop conditions in the states named has "bulled" the prospective price hen and there is now reason for the pre diction that eighty cents per bushel will be nearer the ruling price here in the fall. Eightv-cent wheat, with proportionate prices for flax and oats will mean the distribution of four o» five million dollars among the ranch ers of the Judith Basin this year This, together with the wool money and the stock money, ought to be productive of some highly prosperou times for the fifteen thousand resi dents of Fergus county. It means that past due bills will be paid up mortgages settled, improvements made everywhere and a firm founda tion laid for the further development of the county's agricultural and com mercial resources. Hail the Only Danger. About the. only thing which the grain growers of the Basin have to fear now is hail. But such a visita tion is usually local in nature and it is seldom that more than a few hun dred acres, at the outside, suffers from that source WILL BOOST MONTANA. Commercial Secretaries Association Elect Officers at Missoula Meeting Missoula. June 29.—At the con cluding session of its annual conven tion, held in Masonic temple todav the Montana Commercial Secretaries association took steps to become an active organization for the state. Henceforth the association will be an alliance of all the commercial bodies of the state, closelv bound together and actively boosting the resources and attractions of the state. A resolu tion was passed making all the of ficers and members of the executive committees of all the commercial bodies of the state eligible for mem bership. The principal business of the ses sion yesterday was the election Of of ficers. George E. Mathews, secretary of the Lewistown Chamber of Com merce. was re-elected president. Mr Mathews is one of the hardest and most persistent boosters in the state In thanking the convention for hie re-election he made an eloquent pie' 1 for the elimination of all sectional 'lousy and prejudice A. J. Rreitenstein was elected vice president. In nominating him Secre tary Shoemaker, of the state fair, called him "one of the livest wires in the state." C. A. Meade, secretary of the Helena Commercial club, was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the association. All the delegates agreed that some organization was needed in the state which could attend to publicity work and thoroughly advertise the re sources of Montana. The Montana Development league, it was made clear, is a dead letter so far as this work is concerned. Practically noth ing has been done since its organiza tion. It was decided, therefore, to make the Commercial Secretaries' as sociation a state advertising bureau. President Mathews announced that John H. Raferty, editor of the Treasure State, a weekly published in Helena, had offered a department in his paper for publicity work. Each secretary was urged to contribute for this column and see that his section was represented in it. Mr, Shoemaker extended a cordial invitation to the delegates to attend the state fair. After a short informal discussion of the other features of the resolutions, the convention adjourned, to meet again in Helena on the third day of the fair. SNOW IN EFFECI SALOONS IN UNINCORPOR ATED TOWNS MUST CLOSE AT 1:00 O'CLOCK. In conformity with a law passed at the late session of the state legisla ture, all saloons in unincorporated cities, towns and villages must close their doors and refuse the sale of liquors between the hours of 1:00 and 6:00 o'clock in the morning. The new law will effect Kendall, Gilt Edge Stanford, Philbrook, Benchland, Moc casin, Straw, Buffalo and a number of other places in Fergus county. Section 1.—On and after the first day of July, A. D. 1911, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling any kind or kinds of spirituous or malt liquors by the ass or drink in any unincorporated city, town or village to open such place of business for the sale of such liquor at an earlier hour than 6:00 o'clock in the morning of each or any day, and no such person or persons, firm or corporation shall sell or give any liquors in or about their respec tive places of business after the hour of 1:00 o'clock in the morning of each or any day and all such places of business shall be closed between the hours of 1:00 o'clock in the morning and 6:00 in the morning of each and every day. Sec. 2.—A violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed a misdemeanor and upon conviction the offender shall he punished by a fine of not less than $50 and not ex ceeding $200; and persons acting as servants, employes or agents shall be liable in the same manner as their employers or principals. Sec. 3.—Any persons convicted a second time "for a violation of the provisions of this act shall, in addition to the penalty named in section 2 o this act, be prohibited from the con duct of such business for a period of three months from the day of such conviction, and any person convict ed a third time for a violation of the provisions of this act shall, in addi tion to the penalty prescribed in sec tion 2 hereof, be barred from obtain ing a retail liquor license for a period of six months to three years within said county. Lewistown Licked Again. The Lewistown ball team journeyed down to Moore yesterday and again fell victim to the superior diamond prowess of the Rock creek bench ag gregation. "Smithy" pitched for Lew istown and put up a good article o ball, but grievous errors behind him lost the game. The usually reliable Sweeney dropped a fly in right field which erro was productive of four runs. Norten pitched a good game for Moore. Moore has now won three and lost one to Lewistown this sea son, and the locals are figuring strong ly on copping the double bill today in order to even up the percentage columns. and fittin birthday. Left for Atlantic City. Eddie Baker, past exalted ruler of the Lewistown lodge of Elks, left this week for Butte, where he joined the delegation of Montana Elks, who will start tomorrow morning on a special car to Atlantic City, N. J. where the grand lodge session will be held this year from July 10 to 17. Enroute, the western delegation will take a number of side trips, including visits to Niagara Falls, the Wilkes barre coal mines and Philadelphia : Eddie goes as the representative of the Lewistown lodge. . Force Will Celebrate. Although the "Glorious Fourth comes but once a year, it came on a somewhat inopportune day this sea son, falling on the date of the Demo crat's publication. For that reason the paper is issued a day ahead of time this week, and the entire force will join in assisting in the proper celebration of the nation s E E RESULT OF MILWAUKEE MEET ING IS NOT YET LEARNED. :ti Every Confidence Prevails That Rails Will Be Laid Into Kendall Coun try in Time to Haul Grain to Mar ket—Senator Power Has High praise for Crops of Judith Basin. Up to the time of going to press no word has been received in Lewis town concerning the decision reached by the board of directors of the Chi cago, Milwaukee tk St. Paul Railroad company at their meeting which was called for last Friday and at which it was understood that final action would be taken with reference to new construction work in this part of Mon tana. Will Be Some Building.. The utmost confidence prevail here that the company will at leas lay the rails and put in the bridges for a distance of not less than fifteen miles north of Lewistown. The grade is completed to Warm Spring creel and there is little doubt but that thi track will be completed in time 6 handle the grain which will be liar vested out in that section. Even thi much will be of immense benefit to the grain-growers in the northern country, as fifteen miles is a consid erable item when it comes to hauling bumper crops of wheat to market For scores of ranchers, it means the liffertnee between profit and loss Powers Very Enthusiastic. Former United States Senator C. Power, of Helena, spent a coupl of days in Lewistown the latter pari f the week looking over hi-- extensiv interests in this city. Senator Povve a big stockholder in the Powe Mercantile company, the Montan Hardware company and other larg business enterprises in this city, an has always kept a close tab on th progress of Lewistown and the Ju dith Basin. After looking about town he was taken for an auto ride out ove the Basin by one of his business a >ociates, W. D. Symmes, and whe he saw our grain fields and numerou other evidences of almost miraculou development, he discarded his usua conservatism and pronounced, without hesitation, the Judith Basin the won dor of the ages. Mr. Power has ways predicted that Lewistown destined to become one of the largest cities of the state, just as it lias eve been the most substantial from a bus ness viewpoint, and it is gratify in to the old-timer to see his prediction being so amply fulfilled. T IN OUTPUT OF GOL CHOUTEAU AND MADISON LEAD FORMER BANNER PRODUCER. Helena, July 1.—Receipts of th United States assay office here fo June aggregates $119,411.99, accordin to the report of Assayer-in-Charge 1 B. Miller. The receipts from the se eral counties were as follows: Chouteau, $32,806.56; Fergus, $23 000.70; Jefferson, $514.48; Lewis and Clark, $14,634; Madison, $44,401.32 Missoula, $3,077.56; Powell, $39.13 Ravalli, $76.53; Silver Bow, $190.87. ALEX THERE WITH BOOST Real Estate Man Tells Great Falls People About Judith Basin Crops. Great Falls Leader: That the wheat crop of the Judith Basin will easily total 6,000,000 bushels this year, un less unforeseen disaster overtakes the husbandman, is the prediction mad by Alex B. Lehman, the well-know Lewistown real estate man, who is in the city attending the Knights Templar conclave. Mr. Lehman made this statement in an interview- with the Leader last evening and added that he believed it a very conserva tive estimate. This will be the largest crop by 2,000,000 bushels ever pro duced in the Basin. "The yield in the Judith Basin may run higher than 6000,000 bushels, and probably will, but or the sake of con servatism, I would put the figure a, that. In addition to the wheat crop of 6.000,000 bushels, we will have 2 000.000 bushels of oats in the Basin this year. Then there is 10,000 acres new land which has been sown to ix, and which will bring bumper turns for a first crop. 'Conditions are line over in the Judith Basin this year. The whole ountry is a regular garden. There little that is not being cultivated md under the influence of the ex ptionally well distributed warm tins of the spring and early sum mer, the crop has been coming up like thunder,' the same as the sun ime up in Kipling's poem, 'On the oad to Mandalay.' Why. down then, in the Basin we tell the real estate men that they are afraid to leave their automobiles in the fields for over 10 minutes, for fear they will not be ible to find them again." Speaking of the wool business in the Judith Basin country, Mr. Leh man said that most n.f the wool had been bought up in that section, largely Dick Patterson, son of Jack Pat erson, for Cavedly & Co., and that the wool was being shipped every day. CONRAD RETURNS FROM EAST. Montana Capitalist Predicts Much Railroad Building For State. Helena, July 1.—W. G. Conrad re timed home yesterday from a two months' visit in the East. He was at Washington, New York, his country home in Virginia and other places. 'Conditions in the East are excel lent," he said. "The two supreme ourt decisions cleared the atmosphere n industrial circles, and the more ecent decisions handed down at Si .ouis affecting the Harriman lines tas cleared the atmosphere in rail road circles. "1 expect to see a strong revival of migration to Montana this fall and next spring, and 1 also look for much new capital to be invested in the state The bumper crops of which Montana now assured are going to bring the and buyers and the settlers. 'From what I can learn, and judg tug by the optimistic tone of tin inancial market, 1 believe an immense amount of new railroad construction work will be done in Montana within the next eighteen months. The Mil waukee is invading the Hill territory ltd Hill is invading the Milwaukee territory. Montana prosperity rests on solid foundation. The future couldn look better than it appears at pres ent." ONE HUNDRED LOTS SOLD USE SUNDAY VALLEY VIEW ADDITION CROWDED WITH EAGER PURCHASERS. IS Hundreds of people took advantage >f the invitation of the owners of Valley View addition Sunday to take i free auto ride out to that latest ad dition to the resident secton of Lew stown, and of the number who went out and looked over the premises, ninety-eight purchased lots. The terms for Sunday were one dollar down and one dollar per week until paid for. The lots range in price fiom $50 to $250 each. The addition was recently plattec by the purchasers. Cliff and J. F. Miller, 338 lots, none of which art less than 50x100 feet in size, heiiif staked out. The addition is beau tifully located, lying, as it does, righ on the brow of the hill, which com mauds a beautiful view of Sprint creek valley and tile business portion of the city'. So successful were the owners of the addition with their sal Sunday that they have decided to let the "dollar down and dollar a week' terms remain open for ten days long er. Valley View is destined to be come one of the prettiest residence sections of the future greater Lewis town. The biggest buyer of the day wa George D. Cochrane, manager o Lewistown Heights, who purchased six lots. HOME FROM MISSOULA. Delegates to Good Roads Convention Arrive Home. Secretary George Mathews, of the Commercial Club C. II. Seeley and County Commissioner Joseph Gal lagher, who attended the good roads convention, held last week in Mi soula, returned the latter part of the week from the Garden City, Messrs Gallagher and Seeley coming ii Thursday and Mathews Friday eve ning. All of the Fergus county delegates are loud in their praise of the hos pitality extended by the people of Missoula and all thoroughly enjoyed the splendid program which wa given. They are unanimously of th opinion that much good is certain to result from the convention and be lieve that the day is not far distant when Montana will begin to feel the effects of the state-wide agitation for better public highways. Mr. Mathew-s was re-elected presi dent of the Commercial Secretaries Association of the state, the annua' meeting of which was also held in Missoula during the week. The Lew istown secretary is now looked upon as one of the "live wires" for the de forment of Montana and was the recipient of some very flattering no tiers by the west side newspapers. IN FULL SWING THOUSANDS ARE CROWDING THE STREETS OF LEWIS TOWN TODAY. Grand Street Parade, Literary Exer cises, Foot Ball and Base Ball Games and Fireworks provided to Entertain the Throng—Buildings Beautifully Decorated for Occasion. A typical modern Fourth of July celebration is in full swing in Lewis town today. Having decided to adopt the "safe and sane" idea, which pre cludes the firing of explosives, the day is perhaps not quite so noisy as previous Fourths, but there will he fewer crippled children, fewer run iways and fewer nervous wrecks when the celebration closes tonight. \Yi thal, Lewistown is pleased with the new manner of celebrating the nnt inn's birthday although some of the members of Young America are oci asronally hea d to emit a few gr, wls about "these mollycoddle City Beautifully Decorated. The city is beautifully decorated in honor of the occasion. The show windows are filled with the national colors artistically arranged and bunt ing by lilt- mile is draped from one end of Main street to the other. From many residences American (lags wave proudly in the breeze and the city certainly presents an inspiring spec tacle. Entertaining Program. The program starts today with the grand parade at 10:30 o'clock. The parade will form on First avenue, up which it will pass to Main street. It will go up the principal thoroughfare f the city to Eighth avenue, circle the court house block, come down, circle the Masonic temple block and return to the starting place on First. Up to the time of going to press, the • xact order of parade had not been letennined by the committee, but it ,vill be headed by the band, .after which will conic the mayor and mem bers of the city council, the orator of the day, the Rev Ernest Wright, and tliers' who will participate in the literary part of the program. At 11 o'clock, the speaking will be gin, the orator of the day to speak from the balcony of the Day House. Aside from the oration by Mr. Wright, Miss Annahelle Funk will read the Declaration of Independence, and "America" will be sung by the audience, with some well-known vocalists on the balcony to lead. Immediately following these exer cises, there will be a ball game at the fair grounds by the Lewistown and Moore team- and this will conclude the morning program. The afternoon program will be held at the fair grounds, where admission will he free. The hand will he there and Moore and Lewistown will again contest for supremacy on the dia mond. Another exciting feature will he the game of Rugby foot ball be tween teams from Lewistown and Kendall. Both teams have been prac ticing for several weeks and this game will be especially interesting to those who never saw that sport. During the afternoon will be a five mile motorcycle race with four and possibly five entrants. These little machines are capable of racing at a mile-a-minute gait and this feature will al-o give the crowd something to talk about. Other features will serve to entertain the visitors during the afternoon. Grand Fireworks Display. In the evening there will be a grand display of fireworks. Ihis is -ming to be an especially attractive feature of the program, as some new stunts in the shape of thrillers have been secured, and will be touched off by Secretary Mathews, who will have exclusive charge of this part of the program. ONE MORE CONGRESSMAN. Reapportionment Bill Reaches Senate and Will Probably Be Passed. A report from Washington Thurs day states that the senate committee on census on that day reported favorably the reapportionment bill, which was recently passed by the low er house, and the chances are bright for the bill becoming a law at the present special session. Under the new apportionment, there will be 433 representatives in the lower branch of congress, an increase of 42 over the nresent menibershio. The new ap oortionment gives Montana one more congressman. Inasmuch as it is up *o the state legislature to divide the -tatc into congressional districts and (here will not be another session be fore the next election. Montana will "font two congressmen at large in 1 912. in the event the bill goes through the senate.