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Fergus County Democrat
—- —- ■-—— ----" ~ ~ -— Vol. VII., No. 51. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29. 1911. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE DISPLAY of new styles in men's fine shoes which we are now making is the kind you want to see. ALL THE NEW FALL LASTS IN 6UN METAL CALF, PATENT lALF AND TANS POPULAR PRICES Harry Brown LEWISTOWN ORPHeu/w Class—That's It 1 Y ■ Another Good Program REGULAR PROGRAM OF THE BEST MOVING PICTURES B I J O V i Vaudeville & Motion Pictures Geo. Laurie Roberts presents "THE TEMPER" Unexcelled program of moving pictures Ewtsrow., SMRul THE QUALITY STORE Bacon, per lb_____________________________________19c Dry salt bacon, lb_________________________15c Sliced boiled ham, lb________________________,40c Sliced dried beef, per lb_______________40c Summer sausage, per lb_________________,25c 5-lb. pail lard__________________ 70c Puffed wheat, package--------------------10c Rice Flakes, package...................—10c Corn Flakes, package_____________ 10c 22% lb. sacks oatmeal...................90c Peaches, plums, apples, crab apples, grapes for preserving, at lowest prices. Gallon peaches, can....................... 50c Gallon pears, can..................... -50c Gallon plums, can__________________ 50c Gallon apricots, can.................... 50c Gallon apples, can___________________ 50c New potatoes, per lb___________________2|/^c 3 packages soda for.—______________________25c Standard corn, per can____________10c 4 lbs. rice for....................... 25c 4 lbs. bulk hominy............. 25c 4 cans oil sardines___________________________25c We pay 30c per dozen for ranch egga and 30c per pound for ranch butter. 109 Main 8t., 'Phone 240 and 318 SELLS LOCAL JOHN P. BARNES CLOSES BIG DEAL WITH CLAUS BORGE SON, OF BUTTE. IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED Purchasers Will Spare No Expense in Making Judith Basin Plant One of Most Efficient in the Northwest— Transaction Involves One Hundred Thousand Dollars. A deal involving an important con sideration was consummated late Saturday afternoon when the capital stock of the Judith Basin Milling com pany was transferred by John P. Barnes, of this city, to Claus Borge son, of Butte, Montana. It is under stood that the price paid was in the neighborhood of $100,000. This transaction was brought about through the efforts of the Montana Land Company, Inc., which has been instrumental in the encouragement of a number of realty investments made in this city during the past few months. New Officers. The personnel of the officers who will conduct the affairs of the Ju dith Basin Milling Company hereafter is as follows: Claus Borgeson, Butte, Mont., presi dent; O. W. Belden, Lewistown, Mont., vice-president; Daniel Hanley, Lewis town, Mont., secretary-treasurer. Mr. Hanley, who is well-known in commercial circles throughout the state, and particularly in the cities of Helena and Butte, will be in active charge of the business of the com pany in this city. Modern Plant. The Judith Basin Milling Company's plant is of modern construction, up to-date in every particular, and its flour product is recognized as being equal in grade to the very best on the markets of the country—no ex ception. This fact is evidenced by the numerous inquiries and orders now on file, and received from dis tant eastern and western cities. Expert Miller in Charge. Mr. J. J. Gannon, considered one of the most expert in his line of busi IT IS CLAIMED LACK OF COM PETITION CAUSES DECREASE IN MARKET PRICE. As threshing commences and the farmers in the country tributary to Stanford, says the World, become more interested in the value of wheat on the local market, many expressions of keen dissatisfaction are to be heard relative thereto, which is resulting in a movement toward the erection of a farmers' elevator. It is pointed out that the market in towns represented only by line ele vators is, this year especially, from 2 to 5 cents below the values received where competition is more in evi dence, and farmers who will market their grain in Stanford this fall will doubtless take immediate action to se cure top prices for their products by the same means as has already been realized in other towns. The dissatisfaction has become very pronounced during the past week, and while the names of individuals who have declared themselves as willing to invest in the enterprise are with held from publication at this time, there are many who stand ready to see the matter through to a success ful termination at the earliest possible date. Two or three towns on the Billings Northern have farmers' elevators and it is stated on excellent authority that they are the means of raising the price of wheat at such places two to three cents per bushel. Also, in oth er ways, the proposition has experi enced a most pleasing success. The number of bushels of wheat to be mar keted at Stanford this fall probably will not be equaled at any other sta tion on the Billings & Northern and for the farmers here to erect an in dependent house would insure top prices for the entire crop. The season is well advanced and i is a fact to be regretted that the proposition was not considered earlier in the summer, but with concerted and immediate action, an elevator could be completed in time to receive a good portion of the crop. Mrs. Joseph Jackson III. A letter recently received in this city from Long Beach, Calif., states that Mrs. Joseph Jackson, an old time resident of Fergus county, is now very ill and not expected to live. Cancer is the cause of the good lady's illness. ness, will he the miller in charge. His experience has not only been con fined to practical work, but he is also possessed of theoretical knowledge acquired in the largest and best flour mills in the world today. Being a diligent student in his chosen pro fession, this knowledge is being con stantly augmented, and will be util ized so as to insure economy and ex cellence in the product he will he able to supply. Benefit Farmers. The farmers of the Judith Basin, especially those who may be within easy distance of Lewistown, will have reason to feel pleased with the as surance of continuous operation of the Judith Basin Milling Company's plant, as it will afford them con venient opportunity to secure mill treatment of their grain products at short notice and the minimum of cost. The elevator facilities afforded by the company, while at the present time, quite satisfactory, will be great ly improved as soon as railroad con nections can be established, which are assured within a few weeks. RAINS WILL GREATLY HELP CROPS OF 1912 PROF. THOMAS SHAW SAYS THAT AUTUMN MOISTURE IS GODSEND. "Montana has been visited with a fairly plentiful supply of rain in many localities, such a visitation as is al most unheard of in the state," writes Prof. Thomas Shaw, the well-known agricultural expert. "In many places the rain that fell in the first week in August exceeded two inches. The damage to the crop that was being harvested caused some loss, but the extent of the loss is not to be com pared with the benefit that will result fiom the rain. "It is now generally conceded that the winter wheat crop will continue to be the great money crop of the con ditions ideal for sowing winter wheat on summer-fallowed land, and it brings one of the few seasons when wheat may be sowed on stubble land. "In another way, however, this rain fall may be made to work great good. It has put moisture well down into stubble land. If much of it could be kept from getting away, the effect up on the crop of next spring will be very beneficial. How can it be kept in the soil? In two ways. By the first the land will be disked as soon as the grain is cut. By the second it will be plowed and harrowed as soon as plowed. The land that has been disked may be plowed later if necessary, or it may go over to the following spring in the disked form. But usually it will be preferable to plow it. Every effort should be put forth as far as this may be possible to save the moisture in the soil. "In many places the soil has been wet down far enough to make it plow nicely, could time be secured to do this work. This, of course, does not apply to all parts of the state, but it does to many places. The autumn Is not so good a time to p ow such land as the spring, but it is always a mat tei of much moment to plow sod land at a season when the work is not over laborious. "The influence that the rain that has thus fallen may be made to exer cise, may be far-reaching. It may be made to give much aid to the crop of 1912? It puts the farmer in a posi tion to prepare at least a portion of his land in a way that would not be possible in a very dry autumn. Of course, farmers are very busy with their harvesting at present, and be cause of this, they may not be able to do much that they would like to do, as outlined above. Every effort, however, should be put forth in the direction indicated. "The rains have been generous throughout Dakota, both north and south, at least in many places, hence the farmers in both of these states may save moisture in the ways indi cated, as well as those In Montana. "These rains also favor greatly putting winter rye into the soil by drilling it into undisked grain stubbles as soon as this can be done. The ample moisture will insure germina tion in the rye, and this will go far to insure a fair return the next season, as rye sown under such conditions would not be liable to winter kill." HOME FROM HELENA. David Hilger Says Business Outlook in Montana Is Most Satisfactory. Dave Hilger returned from a busi ness trip to Helena Saturday. He says that the business interests in the capital city take an optimistic view of conditions in Montana. A satis factory price has been received for our wool, cattle are higher than they have been for years and crops throughout the state are above aver age, with several times the usual acre age being harvested. Their knowledge of the immense crops and increased acreage In the Judith Basin Is evi dence that the business interests of Helena take a great interest in the Basin. DOUBLE AND TRIPLE VOTES WILL BE GIVEN FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS. The Real Contest for the New Max well Automobile and Valley View Building Lot Is on and Can Be Won or Lost in the Next Two Weeks—Standing of Candidates. 00000009000000000 O STANDING OF CANDIDATES. O O JONES. Q O Miss Stella Davis.................. 57,430 O O LEWISTOWN. O O Miss Laurel Martin........................54,670 O © Miss Mabel Baker........................54,200 O O Miss Mae Smith............................... 53,290 O O Miss Ollie Charters........................52,720 O O Mrs. D. T. Shawhan........-.....- 33,210 O O Miss Annabel Funk........................ 2,220 O O STANFORD. O Q Miss Lew Butler..............................51,640 O O MOORE. O © Miss Georgia Messner...............30,020 O O Miss Mamie Kitts...........................25,120 O O GARNEILL. O O Miss Nettie Shiell........................23,110 O ooooooooooooooooo Double votes will be given on all subscriptions secured between the dates, Wednesday, August 30, and September Itj, where the person sub scribing resides within the corporate limits of the city of Lewistown. And triple votes will be given all subscrip tions secured between the above mentioned dates where the person subscribing lives without the cor porate limits of the city of Lewis town. This offer starts tomorrow morning, August 30, and it is then that yott, Miss Contestant, want to put forth the best working ability of your campaign. Your vote-gathering machine, on the perfection of which you have been so earnestly working the last two weeks, should now be swung into line and the liarvesting of this double crop of votes should be undertaken in full earnest. Re member, this is the grand offer of the contest. Never again will such an incentive to work be put before you. Subscriptions that you secure now will count more votes than they will at any other period of the con 10 CELEBRATE UNION MEN AND PEOPLE GEN ERALLY OF KENDALL ARE GETTING READY. DEMAND FOR TOWN LOTS Residents of Gold Camp Will Be Pre pared to Purchase Business and Residence Locations in New Town of Hilger—Heavy Frosts Do Dam age to Gardens About Kendall. Kendall, Aug. 28.—Labor Day, Mon day, September 4, will be observed by North Moccasin Miners' Union, No. Ill, in Kendall, and on that afternoon a program of sports will be pulled off. A baseball game between Kendall and jumping and pie-eating contests. In the evening a grand ball, with music by Shumate's orchestra, will be given. Messrs. Ed. Durnen, James McKenna and Thomas Burgess have the affair in charge and will make every effort to see that everyone has a good time. Everyone Is invited to attend. The last week has witnessed a con tinuation of the heavy rains, which ended with a night "ciear-up," accom panied by a heavy frost. More or less damage was done in the gardens and truck patches everywhere and the heavy f rost reminds us that the autumn season is at hand. The sale of town lots in the new town of Hilger will take place in Lewistown at 2 o'clock on the after noon of September 2. Many Ken dallites will be on hand to purchase building sites in the new town, which is to be a hummer and one of the best in the great Judith Basin. Mrs. L. S. Hendricks returned Wed nesday from Kalispell, where she has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Mortimer Llewellin, for several weeks. Frank Knight rode in from the Ju dith river Friday night and on the following morning departed for his ranch on Flatwlllow .where he has a crop of oats to harvest. (Continued on page 8.) test. This offer is being made now that those who have heretofore oc cupied a back position on the vote stage may, by a little diligent and continued effort, burst forth into the limelight and take the lead in tills most strenuous of campaigns. Easy to Secure Votes. Yes, it will be easy to secure votes now that the double vote applies. Many, many of your friends will be ready and waiting for you to come around and secure their promised subscriptions. They will know about the double vote offer and they will want to help you. Make the rounds and secure these proffered votes. Are you aware that everybody is talking about the race? Everybody is boosting and the boost bug was nev er more catching than now. Get all your friends and boosters lined tip. Don't "Remember Too Late." "I didn't remember until too late." What a usual expression that is and it always expresses a keen disap pointment. Don't allow yourself to be caught, that way. Think of it now; think of all of tlie subscriptions that (Continued on page 8.) WHITE WINGS WIN THE HARLOWTON AGGREGATION GOES DOWN TO DEFEAT IN A FAST GAME. The crowd that witnessed the de feat of Harlowton's champions, Sun day, at the fair grounds, was not near ly so large as it should have been, but a more enthusiastic bunch of fans never graced the bleachers of any ball giound. And they were doubtly re paid for coming, as Sunday's game was undoubtedly the best ever played oil the local grounds. It was fast and close throughout and there were many exciting incidents to keep the fans on the anxious seat. Babcock vs. Friedline. Friedline, who has been the main pitcher for Lewistown for several years past, was in the box for the visitors, and it goes without saying that it was the height of "Fried's" ambition to trim up his old team mates. But such an unholy ambition was not to be realized, especially with Bobcock on the slab for the locals. The visitors started off and in the first, inning put one man over on two errors by Skelacky at short. The score stood 1 and 0 up to the last half of the fourth, when Lewistown succeeded in tieing the score, which was due to a couple of errors, a lilt, and a wild throw. From the first frame to the seventh, Harlowton failed to score, Babcock allowing but a single hit. in the seventh, the boys from Harlowton secured three hits, one being for three bases by Barbee, and two runs were scored. When Lewistown came to bat In the seventh, the score stood 3 to 1. It was in this inning that Lewistown started the fireworks. An error by Friedline, a single and a couple of two-base lilts by Campbell and Sweeney marked the undoing of Harlowton, and when the smoke cleared away, the score stood to 3, In favor of the locals, there being no further scoring. Lewistown Champions. In the elimination series, played at Harlowton last week during the fair, Harlowton defeated Roundup, 3 to 0, after the miracles of the Musselshell took Moore into camp by a score of 12 to 4. Lewistown played a tie game with Harlowton, the score being 5 to 5. According to the "dope sheet," Lewistown should be credited with tiie championship. Following Is the tabulated Bcore of Sunday's game: HARLOWTON— AB R 11 PO A E Thomas, If.............. 4 1 0 1 0 0 Evans, ss.......................... ....4 0 1 1 l 3 Grevettl, 1st b 4 0 0 8 1 0 Jennings, 2nd 1)........... .....4 0 0 2 2 0 Moe, c................................ 4 0 0 7 1 0 Barbee, cf..................... 4 1 1 1 0 0 Friedline, p .......... .4 1 2 0 n 2 LaPiner, rf.................. ......4 0 0 0 0 0 Bloom, 3rd b................. 4 0 1 4 0 0 Total ................- ......... .36 3 5 24 10 5 LEWISTOWN - AB R H PO A E Ploof, c......................... r> 1 0 6 3 0 Skelacky, ss........... 4 1 1 0 3 2 Campbell, 2nd b 4 1 1 1 7 0 Sweeney, rf............... 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 Slater, 3rd b........... 4 0 1 1 1 McKeen, 1st................ 4 1 0 16 0 0 Raker, cf.................... 4 0 2 1 1 0 Bullard, If................. 4 1 2 1 0 0 Babcock, p................ 4 0 1 0 2 0 Total ........................ 37 5 9 27 17 3 Score by innings Lewistown ..............0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 —b Harlowton ............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 -3 Summary—1st base on errors, Lew istown, 4; Harlowton, 3. Three-base hits, Barbee. Two-base hits, Camp bell! Sweeney. Sacrifice hits, Mc Keen, 3; Ploof, Evans, Thomas, Fried tine, LaPiner, Bloom. Stolen bases, Bloom, Jennings, Friedline, McKeen, Bullard, Skelacky. Struck out by Friedline, 5; Babcock, 4 wrieanne, o; »hoc„ch, Double plays. Baker to McKeen. Earned runs,, by Harlowton, 2; by Lewistown, 3. Umpire, Baker. The Harlowton Game. The first ball game scheduled for the Meagher county fair took place at (Continued on page 8.) F GREAT FALLS LEWISTOWN NEWSPAPER MEN AND WIVES ATTEND MEET ING OF EDITORS. » ROYALLY ENTERTAINED Electric City Treats Guests in Most Cordial Manner—Guests of Rainbow Hotel, Finest Hostelry in North west—Pleasant Incidents Mark Suc cessful Session of Pencil Pushers. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Vrooman and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stout returned home Sunday from Great Falls, where they attended the annual meeting of the Montana Press Association, which was held in the Electric City Friday tvnd Saturday. The Lewistown party went over by auto, making tho trip of 111! miles to Great Falls Thursday afternoon in six hours. The roads were heavy on the return journey, which required nbout ten hours. No accidents of any nature occurred to mar the pleasure of the trip. Splendid Hosts. The newspaper men and people gen erally of Great. Fulls showed them selves entertainers par excellence. Nothing was left undone which might contribute to tin- comfort and pleasure of (lie hundred or more guests and about, every person in (lie Electric City seemed to have volunteered as members of the entertainment com mittee. The Rainbow. John Moroney, the well-known Mon tana hunker and one of the largest stockholders of the company which owns the Rainbow hotel, gave orders that the famous new hostelry should ho the host to the visitors during the press meeting. All of the newspaper boys were given fine rooms and no charge was made. This act of cour tesy was doubly appreciated by rea son of Lite fact that the Rainbow Is one of the top-notch host.elrles of the entire country. It is doubtful if any city In the United States the size of Great Falls can claim a hotel which can nppronen the Rainbow. Costing hull' a million dollars, five stories high, ibsoltilely tire-proof, furnished witli mahogany, beautifully finished, the (Continued <>n page 4.) ONE OF MOST UP-TO-DATE BUSI NESS STRUCTURES IN CITY COMPLETED. The contractors are this week putting the finishing touches on the new Woodman block on Fourth avenue, and by the first of the month, three business firms, who are to oc cupy the new building, will have moved in. The Fergus County Hardware com pany will occupy the quarters on the corner of Fourth avenue and Broad way; Cummins & Schroeder, real es tate and loan agents, the center room, and the Farmers' Commission com pany, the third room. The new' structure Is one of the most artistic, archltectually, and best constructed business blocks In the city. The big plate glass front offers the tenants an excellent opportunity to display their wares, and, in addi tion, affords fine light for the store rooms. A foundation capable of carry ing a four or five-story building was put. in and it is Mr. Woodman's inten tion to run it up to that height within the next three or four years. The cost of the block was about $25,000. Off for School. Musselshell Advocate: By next winter, who are taking their depar ture to other towns to attend school during the winter. Willis Strang, Leo Wallace and Stella Harvey will go to Billings; John, Tom and Susie Mc the Fergus county high school at Lew istown, and Harry Hamilton is con templating going to Seattle for the winter. Adjudged a Bankrupt. Montana Daily Record: Edward L. Popejoy. a farmer located at Straw, Fergus county, was adjudged a bank rupt in the federal court yesterday morning. The matter was referred to Referee A. H. Gray, of Great Falls, for September 5, 1911. His liabilities are estimated at $4,606.25 and his assets at $706.