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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VII.. No. 53.
of new
styles in
men's fine
siioes which
we are
now making
is the kind
you want
to see.
Harry Brown
& Notion
New People
New Act
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'/ z 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
eggs and 30c per pound for
ranch butter.
109 Main St., 'Phone 240 and 318|
Grain-grower Himself.
I. A. Pierce, the popular furniture
man at the Power Mercantile Co.,
claims to be somewhat of a grain
grower himself, and he has the docu
mentary evidence to prove his claim.
Irvin had In 60 acres of winter wheat
this year on his ranch about seven
miles north of town. The threshers
finished up last week and "Farmer"
Pierce now has 2,547 bushels of
wheat from his 60 acres, averaging a
little more than 42 bushels to the
acre. If Mr. Pierce was to dispose of
the product of his 60 acres at today's
market price, 75c per bushel, he would
receive fl,884.78. A pretty good re
turn for 60 acres. When all expenses
are paid, Mr. Pierce will net more
than $20 per acre.
Report Outlines Subjects of Public In
terest Undertaken and Accom
plished Since the First of Year—A
Potent Factor for the Uubuilding
of the Community.
Pursuant to a resolution recently
passed by the executive committee of
the Lewistown Commercial club, Sec
retary George E. Mathews has, this
week, handed in to the press of the
city a detailed report of the receipts,
expenditures and other matters of in
terest pertaining to the work of that
organization since the first of the
present year.
Difficult to Appraise.
It is difficult to appraise exactly the
value of an active organization of this
sort to any city. Much of the work
done is of a general nature, many
movements are started which grow
from small beginnings into powerful
factors for the city's advancement and
prosperity. Hundreds of letters are
written monthly to people who make
inquiries on about every conceivable
subject, from the possibilities of lo
cating a homestead to the outlook for
the establishment of a factory. The
direct results of this correspondence
which Secretary Mathews has faith
fully kept up cannot be appraised, but
it stands to reason that it all tends
toward the object sought, the bring
ing in of new people, the establish
ment of industries, the interesting of
capital in the city and its environs.
Some Concrete Examples.
In brief, the Commercial club, dur
ing the past few months, has gathered
and transmitted information relative
to the long and short haul of freight
for the information of the state rail
way commission; the local club,
through its secretary, was the origi
nator of the idea of the organization
of the Northwestern Development
League, which is now looked upon as
one of the big factors in the upbuild
ing of Montana and other northwest
ern states; the club had made an
aeroplane view of the Judith Basin,
which will be a leading feature In
some splendid and effective adver
tising matter now in course of pub
lication; the club was responsible for
a successful Fourth of July celebra
tion; it assisted in putting a quietus
on the sale of "get-rich-quick" stock
to innocent purchasers in the Judith
Basin; it discussed exhaustively the
proposition for the better lighting of
Main street; it assisted, at a cost of
only three dollars, in the distribution
of t he Twin City Commercial Bul
letin's issue of 24,000 copies and which
contained an excellent article on Lew
istown and the Judith Basin; it has
secured numerous fine photograps for
use in the stereopticon machine to be
sent over the country by the Mil
waukee; it assisted in securing ma
terial for a moving picture film to be
used by the Milwaukee; it has sent
out 1,200 pieces of literature pertain
ing to Lewistown and the Judith
Basin; it has taken up numerous rail
road propositions of pressing impor
tance to Lewistown with the head of
ficials of the Milwaukee; it exerted a
positive influence in having the Hil
ger extension completed this year; it
has had in charge the gathering of
exhibits of grain and vegetables for
the Great Northern and Milwaukee
exhibit cars.
This is no mean record of accom
plishment for six months. It com
pares favorably with that made by
any other similar club in the state.
By reason of the activity of the secre
tary, his attendance at various meet
ings and the prominent part which he
has played at all of these gatherings,
Lewistown has come to be looked up
on as the real live city of Montana.
The attention of the state has been
turned in this direction, and as a re
sult of this attitude, far-reaching bene
fits are certain to be derived.
Receipts and Expenditures.
Following is an itemized list of re
ceipts and expenditures for the five
months beginning April 1 and ending
September 1:
Amount received on subscriptions,
April 1 to Sept. 1, 1911, $2,767.91;
amount received on membership, April
1 to Sept. 1, 1911, $1,439.65; amount
received on ball game, $66.25; bal
ance of cash on hand April 1, 1911,
$31.05; received ball game dues, $6.65.
Total, $4,311.51. Amount paid out by
vouchers from April i to Sept. 1, 1911,
$2,438.76. Balance on hand in First
National Bank, $1,872.75.
Hilger Loan and Realty Co., 5
months' office rent at $25 per month,
$125; G. E. Mathews, 5 months' salary
at $250 per month, $1,250; Miss Brueg
man, stenographer, 4 months' salary,
$169; Alex McLain, 5 months' janitor
service, $38; Fergus County Demo
ci at, office supplies, $61.05; Mutual
Telephone Co., monthly 'phone and
long distance calls, $32.65; 'Western
Union Telegraph Co., messages, $6.43;
Continental Telegraph Co., $24.67; Al
bert Pfaus, box rent and postage,
$37.75; Lewistown Furniture Co.,
table bought and 60 chairs rented for
Booth smoker, $6.25; Daily News, 107
lines local in paper, $5.35; Lewistown
Supply Co., tungsten globe, $1.55;
Town Development Magazine, sub
scription for one year, $3; Geo. E. Ma
thews, expenses at Helena on fair
ground bill No. 99, $176.75; Cook-Rey
nolds Co., typewriter, $50.25; Geo. E.
Mathews, expense to Helena conven
tion, $35; Central Construction Co.,
memorials for J. L. Bright, $10; Allen
Auto Co., auto for Edwin Booth, Hob
son to Lewistown, $10; Lewistown
Supply Co., desk light and wiring,
.45; Bright Hotel, luncheon to Mr.
Ingersoll and son (Hilger and Ma
thews), $4.65; Warden Floral Co.,
floral piece for J. L. Bright, $21.90;
Judith Club, entertaining Mr. Inger
soll, $1.50; Len Slater, hack hire,
$4.25; David Hilger, entertaining Mil
waukee freight agents, $5; Wasmans
dorff & Eastman, making corrections
on typograph of Judith Basin, $5; E.
H. Holmboe, photos, $1.50; Chicago,
Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway,
3,000-mlie book, $75; J. E. Lane, for
expense on ball game dinner, $6.65;
Miss Wilson, three days' work in of
fice, $6; Geo. E. Mathews, expense to
Missoula convention of commercial
secretaries, $50; E. H. Holmboe,
photos for folder, $7.70; Lewistown
Supply Co., lamps for office, $1.05;
Miss Beatty, one-half month salary,
$25; Coulter Studio, photos for book
let, $5.30; E. H. Holmboe, three prints,
$1.56; Wilson-Seiden Drug Co., photos,
$2.80; Lewistown Auto Co., auto for
pictures for Milwaukee, $20; Miss
Wilson, one-half month salary, $30;
Miss Wilson, one-half month salary,
$30; John Munz, two days' auto hire
for making pictures of Judith Basin,
$70; C. McChesney, repairing type
writer, $1.25; Lewistown Auto Co.,
two hours for auto, Milwaukee, $8;
F. M. Elofson, typewriter supplies,
The same vicious horse which
killed young Fred Osier about a
month ago almost claimed another
victim last Sunday evening, when it
ran away with young Mart Barbee,
son of G. M. Barbee, the well-known
South Moccasin rancher. Young
Barbee and a brother of Fred Osier
started from the Barbee ranch for
this city early Sunday evening. Osier
was riding the horse which had killed
his brother a few weeks previous.
The animal was fractious, as usual,
and Mart Barbee, being the better
rider of the two, suggested that they
change mounts.
They exchanged horses near the A.
B. Long ranch, and no sooner had
Mart mounted the horse than it bolted
with him. He probably could have
gotten the animal under control but
for the fact that the stirrups were
long. He simply hung on and
thought to let the horse tire itself out
Without slacking speed, the animal
ran all of the way into town, but
slipped on the cement cross walk near
the court house and fell on the rider.
Mart was assisted to his feet by
some passers-by and hunted up a
physician. It was at first thought that
he was not seriously injured, but a
careful diagnosis by Doctor Beatty
showed a partial dislocation of the
bones in the neck, two badly Injured
ribs and several other bruises of more
or less serious nature.
The injured boy was taken to a
room in the Diamond block and his
father called in. He had two sinking
spells yesterday and last night grave
fears were entertained for his re
covery, but rallied, and Doctor Beatty
thinks this morning that the young
fellow will recover. Mart is a good
boy and his many friends hope that
no further unfavorable complications
will retard his speedy recovery.
Miss Lizzie W. Trepp and Mr. Fred
W. Klinkman, of Billings, were united
in marriage last Wednesday evening,
at the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Anna Corcoran, in this city, the
Rev. Ernest W. Wright, of the Pres
byterian church, officiating. A num
ber of relatives and immediate friends
witnessed the ceremony. The bride is
the daughter of the late Martin Trepp
and wife, pioneers of Fergus county,
and spent the greater portion of her
life in this city. She went to Billings
a few years ago and is at present as
sistant cashier of the Yegen bank ot
that place. The groom is a success
ful young business man of the Sugar
City, holding a responsible position in
the big Yegen store. The many
friends here take pleasure in extend
lng coi
Miss Charters Takes the Lead This
Week, Coming Up From Fifth
Place—Miss Martin Jumps From
Sixth to Second With a Whirlwind
of Votes—All Running Close.
O - Q
Q Double closes Saturday O
O - O
O Miss Ollie Charters............... 171,440 O
O Miss Laurel Martin............... 170,770 O
O Miss Mabel Baker.................. 165,110 O
O Miss Mae Smith........................ 164,490 ©
O Miss Lew Butler..................... 168,460 O
O Miss "Stella Davis..................... 164,490 O
O Withdrawn .................................... 130,680 O
O - O
O Total ................................................1,135,440 O
There are but four days left in
which to take advantage of the double
and triple vote offer. Many subscrip
tions have come in and nearly all of
the contestants have taken advantage
of this great chance to secure extra
votes. But there are a few still hold
ing back and it is to these and their
supporters that we are talking. Re
member, this offer closes Saturday
night at 10 o'clock sharp and that
this offer will never be equalled.
'Tis no time for dreaming. Don't
stop to figure up your possible votes.
Get out and get them. Others are
taking advantage of this one best bet.
Why don't you? The thoughtful can
didates have turned in their reserve
or are planning on so doing. Don't
let this chance slip by.
Bargain day is about over, but
there is plenty of time' left for work.
But work it must be. By a little ex
tra work enough votes may be se
cured to build up an impregnable re
serve. Many contestants have given
us the assurance that they are going
to work hard during the remainder
of the contest. Do not let your com
petitor get the subscriptions in your
locality before you wake up to the
possibilities of your chance. More
votes have been cast tms week than
In all the former weeks, and why not?
This doume vote offer is the largest
of the contest and those that do not
take advantage of it will miss the
best chance of the battle.
Many Not Asked.
Many persons say that no one has
asked them for tueir subscription.
It has just been assumed that they
have been solicited and have sub
scribed in someone's favor. It is sur
prising how many people will be will
ing to give you a subscription if you
but make the effort. Right in your
neighborhood there are many that
have not helped anyone as yet and
simply because no one has asked
them to.
Some contestants have dropped out
of the race. But this was to be ex
pected, and the remaining contestants
are workers and are deserving of the
warmest support of their friends. As
in all matters worth while, the weak
must give way to the strong, and to
the strong the valuable prizes will be
awarded. While a great many have
done very well so far, there is much
yet to be done if you intend to win a
prize. Keep everlastingly at it, is the
watchword. It will take extra good
planning to win out in this great race
for votes, for there are many good
workers besides yourself.
Your Photo Requested.
The management desires to secure
a photo of every contestant that is
taking part in this race. If you
haven't a photo of yourself, the man
agement has arranged with the Em
pire Studio to supply you, and at no
cost to yourself. Drop in and ask the
management about this. Every politi
cian, when out campaigning, is very
sure to take advantage of this op
portunity to get before the public eye.
And as this is in reality a campaign,
you, to, should take this means of
helping yourself along.
Names Dropped.
All candidates having less than 50,
000 votes have been dropped from the
list. This was necessary to protect
the candidates who are working. If,
however, at any time a candidate so
dropped should secure enough votes
to make her eligible her name will be
replaced on the list as though nothing
had happened. An accurate record is
being kept of all votes cast and any
candidate can at any time learn just
how many votes she has to her credit.
About the Standing.
rapidly increasing from week to
week, it has been found impossible
to canvass the ballots on Monday in
time lor publication on Tuesday. So
after this week, the count will be
made on Saturday at 6 p, m., and all
votes to appear in the following Tues
day's edition must be placed in the
box by that time. Be sure to bear
this in mind and to cast your weekly
ballots by that time.
Mysterious Prize.
Next week, in the contest column,
we will announce a special prize.
Tills will bo something worth your
while and something that you can
work for while working to win the
Maxwell. At present we will allow
this garb of mystery to lie around
this prize and only will state that it
is being put up by one of the most
enterprising business houses in town.
Watch next week for full announce
10,000-Mile Non-Stop Run.
"The Maxwell recently performed
one of the most difficult feats possible
for an automobile. This was in what
has gone done in the annals of tnotor
dom as the "10,000-mile non-stop run."
In brief, the Maxwell accomplished
this feat between March 18 and April
12, and covered, during the twenty
six days, 10,074.4 miles without once
stopping the motor. This test was
conducted by the Automobile Associa
tion of America and upon their books
can be found the "from-day-to-day"
record of the test. Many of the won
derful points on which the Maxwell
reputation is based were brought out
during this run. But outstanding
them all, perhaps, is the fact that the
entire distance of over 10,000 miles
was covered with an actual computed
cost of two and one-quarter cents per
mile, repair and tire expense included.
Economy has long been a watchword
for automobile manufacturers and the
Maxwell has beyond a doubt reached
the goal.
Enthused Over Lot.
While, of course, the Maxwell auto
is constantly upon the lips of the dif
ferent candidates, the building lot in
the Valley View Addition, which will
go to the candidate securing second
place, is causing quite a stir. Many
candidates are well pleased with the
(Continued on page 10.)
After being out for about an hour,
the jury in the case of Killeen vs.
Barnes-King Development company
yesterday evening brought in a ver
dict awarding the plaintiff $5,000 dam
ages. Killeen sued for $30,000.
The complainant alleged that while
working for the defendant company,
about four years ago, he fell down a
shaft and suffered injuries which in
capacitated him for life. The defen
dant company, in answer, alleged
negligence on the part of the plaintiff.
The case came to trial last Thursday,
with T. J. Walsh, of the firm of Walsh
& Nolan, of Helena, and C. J. Mar
shall, of the firm of Ayers & Mar
shall, of this city, appearing for the
plaintiff, and William Blackford, of
this city, John E. Corette, of Butte,
and E. M. Hall, of the firm of Gunn,
Rasch & Hall, of Helena, for the de
The jury comprised the following
well-known citizens: P. E. Anderson,
Amos Beck, W. H. Culver, Emil
Kindschey, Phil Laux, C. C. Long, E.
A. Long, Alex Morin, James L. Martin,
Bert Reeder, Ed. Shook and A. N.
The arguments were concluded
shortly before 5 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon and the jury retired, being
out but little more than an hour be
fore reporting as above stated. At
torneys for the defense announce that
the case will be appealed.
Mrs. Moffit Wins Range.
The range demonstration of the
Lewistown Furniture Co. closed Satur
day night and there were quite a num
ber on hand at the hour set for the
count who were anxious to learn who
was successful in winning the hand
some range offered as a prize for the
lady receiving the greatest number of
votes. The range was won by Mrs.
Moffit, who had 260 votes. There
were four candidates in the race, Mes
dames Moffit, Van Iderstlne, DeKalb
and Kinzell and they finished in the
order named, Mrs. Van Iderstlne be
ing second with 206 votes, Mrs. De
Kalb third with 132, and Mrs. Kinzef
fourth with 93. The contest excited
considerable interest and there were
more than 700 votes cast, but during
the excitement a few- of the ladies
p'aced two names on their ballots,
while others failed to vote for any
one. These, of course, were thrown
menfs of the various offices.
Attorney Marshall Appears for Clients
Who Desire Greater Precautions
Against Fire in Picture Shows and
Other Public Buildings—Electric
Wiring Ordinance to Be Amended.
Attorney Charles J. Marshall, repre
senting a number of people in the city,
appeared before the city council,
which met in regular weekly session
last night, and urged that some action
be taken having for its purpose the
construction of better exists by the
owners of picture show houses and
other public meeting places in the
city. Mr. Marshall pointed out the
great danger to those who attend such
public places iu case of fire and
earnestly requested the council to
tako some action before some fright
ful holocaust has occurred. He stated
that not only should better exits be
arranged, but that the booths in which
the picture machines are operated
should be made fireproof. Upon mo
tion, the matter was referred to the
fire department and the city attorney.
Will Inspect Wiring.
The subject of electric wiring was
discussed at some length and it was
decided that the city attorney shall
prepare an amendment to the present
wiring ordinance, providing for the
appointment of an inspector, whose
duty it shall be to inspect all of the
electric wiring in the city, und es
pecially the business section, and or
der such alterations as he may deem
necessary to the safety of the build
ings. The owners of the property so
inspected will be assessed to pay for
the services of the inspector.
Will Build Sewer.
A resolution was passed ordering
the construction of the Hobonsack
Inasmuch as the specifications of
the city engineer requires that
crushed rock shall be used in the con
struction of all street and alley cross
ings, and since Johnson & Severson
are the only contractors in the city
who own a rock-crushing machine,
that firm offered to sell to the city
or any other contractor crushed rock,
at the job, at $2.50 per yard and top
dressing for $6 per yard. A contract
was let to Johnson & Severson for
four street and three alley crossings,
their bid being 35 cents per square
Will Settle Park Question.
At the regular monthly meeting,
postponed from Monday until last
Tuesday evening, the special commit
tee, appointed to investigate the con
tentions of Attorney John A. Coleman
that the city cannot legally accept the
public park proposition put up by J.
E Lane. O. W. Belden and N. J. Lit
tlejohn, reported as follows:
"The council has acted in entire
good faith in this matter, having in
view only the public good, but it has
no wish to take any step that may
not be fully warranted by law. In
order that there may be a judicial de
termination of the questions raised by
Mr. Coleman, we recommend that the
report of Mr. DeKalb be adopted and
that the objections be not sustained.
Mr. Coleman will, we assume, at once
take the whole matter into court, in
accordance with his positive state
ment as to his proposed action. We
believe this course will be eminently
satisfactory to the council, as the
members are fully as desirous as is
Mr. Coleman to have every step
taken conform to the law and to have
all the questions passed upon Ju
It will be an easy matter to have
the subject passed upon in ample
time to prevent any complications by
taking it up before Judge Cheadle on
an agreed statement of fact.
Explains New System.
H. A. Brady appeared before the
council and explained a new system
of book-keeping which he has ar
ranged for the city and which he
thought will meet with the requlre
The engineer's estimate on the
work done thus far by Lindstrum &
Oren on their waterworks contract,
$2,568.62, was approved.
Mayor Marshall was directed to
negotiate for the leasing by the city
of its 160-acre tract bought when the
spring for the water supply was se
Treasurer's Report.
Treasurer Bert d'Autremont for Au
gust showed balances in the various
funds on Sept. 1 as follows: Water
works, $1.85; water construction fund,
$94,190.55; library fund, $1,094.23;

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