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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VII., No. 52. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1911. PRICE FIVE CENT8 THE DISPLAY of new st y men's fine shoes which we are now making is the kind you want to see. ALL THE NEW FALL LASTS IN GUN METAL CALF, PATENT IALF AND TANS POPULAR PRICES Harry Brown LEWISTOWN Vaudeville & Motion Pictures B o v Featuring THE CORTESE MUSICAL TRIO PICTURES 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 PufTed 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'/2C 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 eggs and 30c per pound for ranch butter. 109 Main St., 'Phone 240 and 318 'ewistown THC QUALITY STORE* Rain Delays Harvesting. A heavy rain, which set In Sunday night and is still in progress at the time of going to press, has put a stop to harvesting operations in the Judith Basin, much to the dismay of the grain-growers. Several hundred thou sand bushels of grain was gotten out of the way last week and the roads In all portions of the Basin have been lined with teams hauling the grain to the elevators. The price has been 72c for No. 1 hard, 70c for No. 2 and 68c for No. 1 western. Today the market is up to 75c for No. 1, with proportionate price down the line. BIG VOTE OFFER SOON TO CLOSE ONLY ELEVEN DAYS REMAIN IN WHICH CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE BONUS. MISS BUTLER IN LEAD Miss Baker, of This City, a Close Sec ond, Other Candidates Are Well in the Running and Interest Is Grow ing—Remember, the Special Offer Closes September 16. But eleven days remain and then the gx-eat double vote offer will be over. And right now is the time that every candidate must begin to show what she is made of, if she stays in the race and is counted among the winners at the finish. It will be possible to start later but it will be hard. Don't make your campaign a difficult one. Make it easy. Start now and you will be known as the candidate to your group of friends and will receive their sup port Every candidate in the contest has the same opportunity, if they will only make up their minds to take ad vantage of it. Don't wait till the last week of the contest to get a hustle on. Do it now. The candidates are just beginning to realize the value of this, the great est offer of the contest. They are not taking "No" for an answer nor being stood off with future promises. Remember, a subscription in the hand is worth any number in the brush. For it is only thoso in the hand that count for votes. Be an early bird and get votes now while the field is practically unworked, for it will be harder later on. Get your friends to "plug" for you. An organized campaign started now will prove a fighting machine with which you will be able to poll thou sands of votes, and it is the votes that will decide the winner when the great contest ends on October 14 Organize better and start anew to day. Don't waste time worrying about other candidates—they have troubles of their own. Don't listen to the wonderful reports about the num ber of votes your opponent has. Someone is trying to frighten you off the list. Are you planning your work in ad vance? You ought to map out your campaign for every day. You are really in a battle—a battle for votes— but a battle, nevertheless. You must know what you are to do before you start out to do it. Half an hour spent in the evening thinking out what you will do the next day will save hours for vou. Don't Fall Down. The most dangerous spot to the candidates is lack of energy. If you fall here you cannot expect sympathy from anyone. It will be entirely your own fault and we cannot feel a bit sorry for you. You will feel sorry for yourself, though, when you find that others have cleared this bad spot in the race and are still going. Re member, the going is good. All you have to do is to show the people that you are in to win, and above all, keep up your show of fighting spirit. Don't Disappoint Friends. Remember, always, that your duty in this campaign is not merely to yourself, but you are somewhat under obligations to everyone that has given you a subscription. They gave it to you with the un derstanding that it was to help you win a prize and that you were going to work hard to win it. Especially do you owe something to the friends that nominated you. Their doing so proved that they thought highly of your ability. Do not give them a chance to change their minds. All Willing Workers. The contestants have all sought to increase their vote during this special offer period. And it is needless to say that they have all increased their vote materially and have doubtless a good reserve stored away to vote upon emergency. The contestants have been surprised more than once lately by the loyalty that has been shown them by their friends and acquaintances, and at the same time it has made many new friends for one and all. Special Closes Sept. 16. The special double and triple vote offer, which runs to September 16, has struck a popular chord, and all the workers are making their best efforts to get as many subscriptions as thev can. And needless to say, they are being ably seconded by their interested friends. This offer will never at any time during the contest be equalled. Some candidate re marked, "Oh, well, the double vote offer Is all right, but a little later you will be giving triple votes. Now, won't you?" Fishing for information, perhaps, but if this candidate had but read the contest material of last week she would have known. And so we repeat. Subscriptions will never re ceive as many votes as they do dur ing this special privilege period. Interest Growing. In all sections of the county more people are becoming interested every day. Local pride is being shown and the candidates will rely on the united strength of the whole peo'ple for their support. Some are even going further than that and are enlisting the as sistance of their friends in other parts of the country. All this campaigning is good, as it makes no difference where the votes are cast for a candi date. Active Work Necessary. The many candidates have made a splendid showing for the past few weeks, although many changes may take place before another week goes by. Large numbers of votes are be ing received every day and many new candidates > are showing remarkable strength and forging to the front. It's a good idea to keep well up in the list of published candidates, but for a candidate to expose her full strength by having it published in the paper is a poor plan. The reserve of the different candidates is what will tell in the end and it's the girl with the largest reserve that will be the winner. Rivalry Will Be Reduced. Even now many names have been taken from the list of nominations, and as this process of elimination goes on, every persistent candidate sees her chance grow better and bet ter. In the outlying districts, es (Continued on page 4.) PIONEER PASSES AWAY ELI WILLS DROPS DEAD WHILE STANDING ON THE STREET —FUNERAL TODAY. Eli Wills, an old-time resident of Lewistown, dropped dead last Sunday evening about 6 o'clock while stand ing on the sidewalk in front of the Western Union office. A number of bystanders saw him fall and hastened to the old gentleman's side, but he was dead when they picked him up The funeral was held this after noon from the Creel undertaking parlors. Besides his relatives, a num ber of former comrades in the Civil war accompanied the remains to the city cemetery, where interment was made. The decedent was born in Missouri 74 years ago, and when the Civil war broke out, enlisted in the Federal army, where he served with honor. When yet comparatively a young man, he went to Texas, where he resided a number of years, moving out to this place over twenty years ago. He had been in ill health for a num ber of years and his deatn was not unexpected, although its suddenness was a shock to relatives and friends. The decedent is survived by Mrs. Wills, who resides in Gilt Edge; a son, David, who is now in Minnesota, and three daughters, Mrs. Robert Sharp, of Gilt Edge; Mrs. R. M. Dougherty, of Gilt Edge, and Mrs. Herbert Smith, of this city. LEWISTOWN SCHOOLS OPEN FOR THE YEAR LARGELY INCREASED ATTEND ANCE ANTICIPATED BY SCHOOL HEADS. The school bells this morning an nounced the opening of another school year in Lewistown and the sidewalks were crowded by the merry youngsters, all apparently happy that vacation days are over for a while. Little was done today beyond getting all of the students classified and the preliminary work outlined. Tomorrow the grind will begin in all three of the city schools, the parochial school and the high school. H. A. Davee, superintendent of the city schools, and Herbert L. Sackett, principal of the high school, are both looking for greatly increased enroll ments this autumn. The large num ber of students who were graduated from the eighth grade of the grammar schools of the county last spring would indicate that the freshman class at the higher institution will be larger than ever in the county school's history. Organize Juvenile Band. A boys' brass band is being or ganized in this city by Lewis Shaike. Some twenty youngsters who have musical inclinations have offered their services and Mr. Shaike says that he will soon have assembled an organiza tion of which Lewistown will be proud. LOCALS WIN E NINTH INNING FINISH ENABLES WHITE WINGS TO BEAT PHILBROOK. Bill ONE BAD INNING Judith Valley Sluggers Give Great Ex hibition of Consecutive Hitting in Sixth Inning, the Only Frame in Which They Scored—Fans Go Af ter Foul-Mouthed Negro. In one of the best played and most exciting games of ball seen on the local grounds this season, the Lewis town White Wings last Sunday de feated the strong Philbrook team by a score of 7 to 6. A game ninth inning rally, when they were one run to the bad, pulled the contest out of the fire and sent the fans home happy. Score in One Inning. For five innings it looked as if Bab cock, the tall Lewistown twirler, would hang up a shut-out. lie sat the visiting batters down in one, two, three order, not a man reaching first until the fifth. The Lewistown bunch had succeed ed in piling up five runs in the mean while and it really looked as if it was all over but the banzais, but there was a sudden and rude awakening in the sixth. "Chief" Miller, the first man up, got a single, Hanlon doubled, C. Boyer got a home run, Ruebach singled, Fred Boyer singled, an error at short put Nicholson on and Cox singled. All of this heavy artillery was productive of six large, juicy runs, one more than Lewistown had up to that time. Ninth Inning Rally. After that frame, Babcock settled down again and prevented any further scoring, but Lewistown also had hard work getting around the bags. They got men on in the seventh and eighth but thoughtless base running lost them those opportunities. The White Wings came up in the ninth prepared to do or die. Bullard proved a good waiter and got his base on balls. Babcock then proceeded to win back his littb old ball game by doubling to right renter, sending Bul lard in with the tying run. Skelacky was thrown out at first but Babcock made third on the sacrifice and scored when Boyer dropped a perfect peg to the plate after Stveeney had rolled to short. Negro Turned White. A little excitement not down on the regular bill of fare was created in the ninth. Ploof, the game little Lewis town catcher, wax at bat, when one of Bell's fast onei struck him in the side, dropping hin like a log. John Demercer, a negm who drives an auto for Philbrook psrties, in the excite ment of the monent, yelled out, "kill the ............................'' Instantly there was a small-sized ri*t. A number of Lew istown players and fans made a rush for the Ethiophn, who did a Berney Wefers stunt il the direction of his machine. He managed to climb in to the machine before being caught and the inter.'erence of the visiting players and several cooler headed spectators saved the coon from prob (Contilued on page 5.) KENOAR INTERESTED IN UGH 101 $Ali NUMBER OF BUSINESSES WILL MOVE TO NEW TOWN NEWS NOTES. Kendall, S«pt. 4—A large number of Kendall people attended the sale of town lots of the town of Hilger, in Lewistown, on Saturday. The lots brought good prices and the bidding was more than lively. Among the Kendall bisiness houses that will re move to Hilger and will erect build ings at oice on the Main street of the new tiwn are: First State Bank, J. M. Pairent, Fergus County Hard ware, A. 1. Thompson, Kendall Drug Co. Among those from the town who purchased residence lots were Isadore Gilsky, A. R. Thompson, J. H. Wicks, E. R. Klnt, James Lane, J. M. Par rent, Wm. Tierney, Frank Potts and Mrs. Jed Eenton. George Smith pur chased a bt, on which he will erect a blacksmlh shop, and Pete Lucier, of Fullertor, will build a livery stable at once. Every lot was sold. The momlight picnic, which was to have beei held on the Luice quarry hill, back cf town, was held indoors on account of the heavy rain Sun day evening. Tables were set at the home of Mrs. Conyngham and an elegant piciic supper partaken of. The evenin; passed quickly with music and gimes and it was past mid night when the merry crowd dis persed. Anong those present were Misses Miller, Berry, Roman, Baker and Shepard, of Lewistown, and Mrs. Olney, Mrs. Conyngham and Mrs. Coolidge, and Messrs. Petit, Coyne, Wasson, Coolidge, Kelly, Knight, Huber, Thompson, Burgess, Toomey. John W. Wills and A. B. Fox spent Sunday at their homesteads. Mrs. Nonna Burgess Olney spent the week-end at her homestead. Will Young was over from Maiden last week to visit friends in Kendall. "Dick" McKinney went out to hunt ducks on Sunday and Monday, lie went to Dog creek to hunt ducks. W. E. Albright, H. S. Crawford and Chauffeur Proctor came out. from Lew istown Wednesday to visit the West Kendall mine. These gentlemen are among those interested in this promising property and are gratified by the splendid values so far dis closed. Born, to the wife of Frank Hash, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a 10%-pound baby boy. Miss Mae E. Rigby, of Decatur, 111., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Edward Bussey, and will remain for some months. Mrs. Dave Frields was in town to have some dental work done on Fri day. R. L. Harbor made a trip to Ililger on Saturday afternoon and conducted religious services on Sunday. Sam Barclay and Charles Johnson were in town for Labor Day. Mrs. Sam Rankin and Miss Violet Eidam were shopping in Kendall on Saturday. Misses Mabel Baker and Josephine Shepard drove out from Lewistown Saturday and were the guests of Mrs. Lottie M. Conyngham. Glenn Morton is in town for Labor Day. TOWN 101$ IN HUGER CONFIDENCE IN NEW TOWN SHOWN BY RECORD-BREAK ING AUCTION. That long-headed business men look upon Ililger as one of the coming towns of the Judith Basin was dem onstrated laBt Saturday afternoon, when 158 lots were sold at auction, in Culver's opera house, for some thing over twenty-three thousand dol lars. A large number of people pur chased the lots for the purpose of erecting thereon business houses and residences in the new town, which will, for the present, at least, be the terminus of the Kendall branch line of the Milwaukee road, while many others bought because they think that the coming importance of Ililger will enable them to make a neat sum by reselling their lots in the near future. Colonel Kelly, of Philbrook, was the luctioneer, and showed himself a paBt master at that line of work. He was assisted by G. W. Morrow, general townsite agent for the Milwaukee Land company, and Clyde Morrow, who also holds a responsible position with that company. Many of the centrally located busi ness lots sold for sums ranging from $500 to $800, while the residence lots went at lower figures. There was spirited bidding throughout and many Lewistown people "took a shot" on the proposition. Work will begin at once on the con struction of business buildings and residences in the new town, and be fore winter rolls around, Hilger will be right on the map and ready for business. own FARMER SHU. HACKENSCHMIDT PROVES MATCH FOR AMERICAN, FRANK GOTCH. NO Frank Gotch, champion wrestler of the world, retained his laurels yes terday afternoon by winning two straight falls from Hackenschmldt, the Russian lion. The superiority of the big Humbolt, Iowa, farmer over his powerful foreign rival was a revelation to the 35,000 people who witnessed the contest. The contest was held at the White Sox ball park and the greatest crowd that ever witnessed a wrestling match in modern times was present. After some preliminaries, the prln-'a cipals enttved the arena and both were wildly cheered. The betting was 2 to 1 in favor of Gotch. Gotch secured the first fall in 14 minutes, 28 seconds, and the second in 5 min utes, 38 seconds. At no time was the American in danger, although the Russian assumed the aggressive at the beginning of the second fall. The victory will add materially to Gotch's already large fortune. He received $20,000 and a contract call ing for one-half of the receipts from the moving picture privileges. Hacken schmldt received a purse of $10,000. ACTIVITY IS MILWAUKEE RUSHES TWO SURVEYING PARTIES TO THIS SECTION. BIQ OGDENS 10 LOCATE LINE Route Between Lewistown and Great Falls Will Be Definitely Decided Upon This Fall and Winter— Grading Operations on Large Scale to Begin Early Next Spring. That the directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee &, St. Paul has decided to lose no more time in pushing for ward their plans for putting Lewis town ou a main lino, became manifest last week, w hen a large bunch of sur veyors arrived in Ibis city, outfitted and took to the field. Additional par ties have been arriving almost every day, until at the present time, there are surveying crews aggregating be tween fifty and one hundred men busily engaged in the work of lo cating the bosl possible route for a ullroud between Lewistown and Great Falls. Two Noted Engineers. Tlie first crew to arrive was ia charge of Engineer MeVickor, who outfitted here and started out for the Arrow creek country, whore they will work until a feasible grade has boon located. A second party arrived but a l'ew days ago, being in charge of Engineer W. R. Felton. This party has started a survey at a point where a new water tank is being located on the line between this city and Moore. This point is on Rock creek, near the Otto Odeuwald ranch, and is about eleven miles from Lewis town. This line will be run over across Ross' Fork in the vicinity of the Powell crossing. McVlekor and Felton are known as two of the greatest railroad engineers in the country. To them has been assigned an unusually difficult task, for the road between Lewistown and Great Falls presents engineering dif ficulties seldom encountered even in tlie Rocky mountain region, in work ing out this problem, there are three major considerations. The company wants to secure tlie best possible grade, for the reason that this is to be a main line. They desire to se cure tlie shortest possible route, and at the same time, tap as much unde veloped territory as possible. Construction in the Spring. It is determined that the route shall be definitely determined this fail and winter, In order that construction work may start as early as possible next spring. It is assumed, as a mat ter of course, that when the Mil waukee starts to working westward from Lewistown, they will at the same time be busily engaged In com pleting eastward from Lewistown, so that within less than one year from the present date, Lewistown will be the center of some very extensive railroad operations. Officials Were Pleased. The sudden resumption of activity in this section is doubtless due to the recent visit to Lewistown of a ma jority of the directors and higher of ficials of the company, including Wil liam and Ptf cy Rockefeller and Presi dent Earling. The auto trip through the Judith Basin on their way to Great Falls opened the eyes of these great captains of industry to the un surpassed possibilities of this section of the state and the numerous evi dences of marvelously rapid develop ment decided them upon prompt action. Wilson-Hosch. J. C. Hosch, the well-known tailor and clothing salesman, and Miss Maud Wilson, an accomplished young lady who has made this city her home for several months past, were united In marriage last Saturday evening at cottage which the groom has re cently furnished in the western part of the city. The Rev. H. G. Wake field performed the ceremony and only a few immediate friends were present. The groom is a nephew of Mrs. James Weaver and has made Lewistown his home for several years, having been employed by the Fad Shoe & Clothing company until about ten days »go, when he established himself In the tailoring "business In the Bright hotel building. A large circle of riends and acquaintances take pleasure In extending congratu lations and best wishes.