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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VIII., No. 2. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 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 GUN METAL CALF, PATENT LALF AND TANS POPULAR PRICES Harry Brown LEWISTOWN - • Vaudeville & Motion Pictures B KLINDT BROS. Comedy Acrobats T Last Time Wednesday Night J ............ THURSDAY ........... o (This Week) DeShields ft Morrow V Cycle Novelty and Tyrolean Yodeling ----,® Bacon, per lb..................... ...20c Dry salt bacon, lb_____________________________17c 5-lb. pall lard_................................................80c Puffed wheat, package________________10c Rice Flakes, package__________10c Corn Flakes, package........................10c 22% lb. sacks oatmeal___90c Peaches, plums, apples, crab Plums, apples, crabapples, 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</ 2 c 4 packages soda for................... ..._25c Standard corn, per can_______________10c Elberta peaches, per box................._.85c 4 lbs. bulk hominy___________________25c 4 cans oil sardines..................... 25c Sunny Monday soap, 25 bars......$1.00 Pint Mason fruit jars, dozen.........75c Jelly glasses, per dozen______________________40c We pay 30c per dozen for ranch eggs and 30c per pound for ranch butter. 109 Main 8t., 'Phone 240 and 318 At the Princess. The big feature show at the Prin cess, which has pleased large houses for the past two evenings, will be shown tonight and tomorrow, when a complete change of program will be presented. The head-liner this week is Beeson ft Harris in a novel singing, dancing and original "cry baby" act, which has more than pleased the many patrons of this popular little play-house. In addition to the vaude ville, there are threq pictures of ex ceptional interest: "Snowbound With a Woman Hater," "Rescued in Time" and "Hubby's Day at Home," which make up a program-that should be seen by all. UNEXPECTED DEATH CLOSES THE CAREER OF MAN LONG IN PUBLIC LIFE. ALL MONTANA REGRETS After a Short Illness, End Comes at Washington Through a Complica tion of Ailments, When Recovery Was Anticipated — Funeral This Morning at 10 O'clock. Washington, Sept. 17.—Thomas Henry Carter, f ormer United States senator from Montana, and latterly chairman of the international water ways commission, died suddenly at his Washington home at 3 o'clock this morning. An embolism or clot upon the brain was the immediate cause of death, the clot resulting from an infarction of the lung, which was the primary cause of his fatal illness. Senator Carter's death was unex pected even by members of his family. He had been ill for just one week, but that fact was not allowed to become public. So great had been his im provement on Friday and Saturday, however, that his physicians and mem bers of his family confidently expect ed his recovery, and at no time did the senator regard his condition as critical. There was always danger, however, that the attack might take a serious turn, and on that account the attending physician, Dr. Henry P. Parker, was with him constantly. At 3 o'clock this morning, while sleeping, Senator Carter rose con vulsively in bed. His nurse, noting the alarming symptom, summoned the doctor, who was in an adjoining room, and then summoned Mrs. Carter and her two sons, who were near by. Be fore they reached the bed chamber, however, Senator Carter had breathed his last. Funeral services will be held Tues day morning at St. Paul's cathedral and the remains of Senator Carter will be buried temporarily at Mount Olive cemetery in this city, to be re moved later to Helena, Mont. Senator Carter, it was learned to day for the first time, had not been in sound health for more than a year. He had had occasional heart attacks, but never, until this last one, were they regarded as serious. On his re turn from Montana in the middle of the summer he spent considerable time in Washington on the work of the waterways commission, and after adjournment of congress joined his family at Islesboro, Me. He seemed in good health at that time, but very soon developed symptoms that alarmed Mrs. Carter, and on Sept. 6 she and the senator and their two sons returned to Washington. Under the physicians' care the senator seemed to improve, but on the Satur day following his return he became quite ill and was forced to take to his bed. Several physicians were called in consultation and diagnosed his trouble as an infarction of the lung, one of the vessels supplying the organ having become clogged. Dr. Parker was given charge of the case on Thursday and called in Dr. Thomas B. Futcher, of John Hopkins hospital, Baltimore. These physicians agreed with the diagnosis of those first summoned and treated the sena tor accordingly. Recognizing the seriousness of this disease they in formed Mrs. Carter of the senator's true condition, but assured her there was hope of ultimate recovery if he yielded to treatment, which he did. In view of the serious nature of Sen ator Carter's illness, Dr. Parker deemed it expedient to remain close at hand and slept last night in a room adjoining that occupied by his patient. At midnight he saw the sena tor, noted his fever practically had disappeared and all symptoms were favorable. His last word to Mrs. Car ter and her sons was reassuring. Con fident that the senator was well on the road to recovery, members of the family retired shortly after midnight. When the alarming symptom was noted by the nurse at 3 o'clock this morning she hastily summoned Dr. Parker and Mrs. Carter and her sons, but before the family could reach the bedside Senator Carter had breathed his last. He passed away peacefully as he slept, not having aroused from his slumber as the last summons came. Several times earlier in the week, when his fever was high, the senator had been slightly delirious, but had shown no delirium during the last two days. Mrs. Carter and her sons, John Galen and Hugh Thomas, were grief stricken when they reached the death bed, but Mrs. Carter quickly rallied and gave directions to those about her. She even penned telegrams notifying relatives and intimate friends of the death of her husband and at her request no information was given out locally for some time until preparations could be completed. This afternoon Mrs. Carter,accom panied by Father Foley, of Baltimore, an intimate friend of the family, drove to Mount Olive cemetery and selected a burial site, Mrs. Carter driving her own car. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but it has been decided to hold solemn high mass at St. Paul's on Tuesday morn ing at 10 o'clock, Father Foley, of Baltimore, Father Mallon and Mgr. Macon, rector of St. Paul's, officiating. The interment at Mount Olive will be private. Dr. Parker said this evening that Senator Carter was not in a critical condition when he was called in. His final breakdown probably was the partial result of overwork, he having disobeyed the instructions of his phy sician to remain quiet for some time. The infarction of the lung was not of itself necessarily fatal, he declared, for while it virtually stopped the func tion of the affected lung, the stoppage was disappearing. There was always danger, he said, that some clot or in flammatory particle from the diseased organ might enter the circulation and pass to the brain, as actually hap (Continued on page 4.) PIPER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WILL DEMOLISH LINCOLN BUILDING AT ONCE. SITE FOR THE CENTRAL Work Will Cost $45,500, Which Is Con siderably Under the Estimate—Na tive Stone and Brick to Be Used Will Be Fine Structure—Begin Work This Week. The school board has awarded the contract for the erection of the new central school building and the demo lition of the old Lincoln building to the Piper Construction company, having offices at Great Falls, Billings and Lewistown, the contract price be ing $45,500. This figure is under the estimate and will give the board ample funds to equip the new build ing and make it one of the most up to-date school houses in the state. Begin Work This Week. The Piper company will this week begin the work of tearing down the old structure, and with the site clear, will immediately begin work on the new one. The students at the Lin coln will be scattered in the Haw thorne and Garfield schools and prob ably rooms will have to be secured in addition during the winter. The new building will be completed and ready for occupancy when the next school year begins. The new central school will be two stories high and with a full basement. This basement is really equivalent to another story. The basement story will be of native stone and the rest of the structure of local pressed brick. The plans were drawn by Wasmans dorff ft Eastman and have been changed to meet the exact needs of this particular school. The building will contain a dozen class rooms, with department rooms and a gymnasium. There will be water and toilets on each floor and the very latest features in school architecture and conveni ences will be presented in this central school. The Piper company is now com pleting the Wise block, on Main street. ELLERY'S BAND Will Appear at Culver's Opera House Saturday Evening. With the world-renowned Ellery Band, which is to appear in Lewis town on the evening of Saturday, September 23, are two splendid sing ers whom Mr. Ellery, an expert on the human voice, discovered in Glas gow this past June. The young artists, Messrs. Wallace and Young, are possessed, respectively, of tenor and baritone voices of quite excep tional beauty and their method of singing is practically perfect. In ad dition to knowing how to use their voices to the best advantage, the young Scotchmen have the additional merit of a perfect enunciation. To hear them sing ballads is to enjoy one of the rarest treats and their par ticipation in the Ellery concert would alone insure its success. The appearance of the band here will be the musical event of the year —perhaps of many years. It is one of the greatest organizations of the kind in America, being composed of forty-five performers, all instrumental ists of the highest order. The sale of seats opens at Phillips' drug store Friday and it is a foregone conclusion that every seat will be sold in advance of the opening of the doors. FINE LADIES' TAILORED SUIT TO THE BEST BUSINESS GETTER. AO GIVES FULL DETAILS Enterprising Lewistown Firm Offers to the Best Worker During the Next Two Weeks a Beautiful Ladies' Tailored Suit—Double Closes In Mad Rush of Votes. ooooooooooooooooo O STANDING OF CANDIDATES. O O - o O Contest closes Oct. 14. O O - o O LEWISTOWN. o O Miss Mabel Baker...................375,610 O O Miss Laurel Martin.................370,270 O O Miss Ollie Charters..................365,140 O O Miss Mae Smith.........................361,390 O O JONES. O O Miss Stella Davis........................362,290 O O STANFORD. O O Miss Lew Butler.........................373,460 O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO With this issue we announce the Sweitzer "Special." Full details are given in the advertisement on an other page. In brief, Sweitzer's are going to give to the young lady se curing the highest number of votes during a certain period in the Demo crat's Auto Contest a beautiful, made to-measure, ladies' tailored suit. But this does not mean that your past record will help you to win this suit, even if it has been the best, nor will it hinder you if it has been a poor one. In fact, your past record of votes in this campaign will not cut the least figure in the winning of this special prize. For only votes on subscriptions turned in between the dates of Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, October 5, will count on this special prize. A Contest Within a Contest. Yes, this is a contest within a con test. And tl\e beauty of It all Is that while you are working to win the great special prize you are also help ing yourself along the highway of suc cess toward winning one of the grand prizes. By this we mean that all votes cast between the dates as stated will count both toward winning the special and also toward winning the automobile or one of the other prizes. Now, MIsb Contestant, it is up to you to forget the automobile and the Valley View lot. Forget them for the present. Put them out of your mind until after October 5. Work hard for and win this special prize. Make this fifteen-day period one of unceasing ef fort and put forth the best you have in you and all of your vote-getting ability and reserve force. For, if you but go in with the intention of winning this special prize you will come out after the count is made and the winner announced with a reserve vote for the winning of the auto that will surprise you. In no way can you make yourself more eligible to win the auto than by making yourself the winner of this thirty-five dollar suit. So it is up to you to put forth your reserve now and gather in your promises. No bigger inducement than this could be offered. How the Votes Will Count. Special prize votes will be issued on all new subscriptions and on all old (Continued on page 4.) JEWISH NEW YEAR ON SATURDAY NEXT ROSH HASHANAH WILL BE OB SERVED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Next Saturday, Sept. 23, will be the Jewish New Year's day, or Rosh Hashanah. This is the beginning of the Jewish year 5672. There are very few' of the ancient race in Lewdstown, but elsewhere where the Hebrew population is considerable it is a great day, being observed as a holy day from the evening of Friday, Sept. 22, to sundown of Saturday. The "ortho dox" Jews also observe what is called the "second day" or Sunday. The biblical basis for the observ ance of the first day of Tishrl as a New Year's day and the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar next to Yom Kippur or the day of atonement, is found in the reference to a Zik karon ("memorial day") in Leviticus XXIII., 24. which reads: "In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation." Ezra also refers to the day as one "holy to the Lord." (Nehemiah VIII., 9). Not a mere day of rejoicing, like the secular New Year, is the Rosh Hashanah. It is a day of memorial or a day of remembrance, reminding the Jew of the duty of self-examina tion and self-judgment. To arouse the conscience of this solemn task the ceremony of sounding the Shofar or ram's horn, forms an important fea ture of the service. Among the ortho dox Jews attainment of this object is also sought by setting aside a few days before the New Year's day for the recital, in the synagog, of peni tential prayers called Selihot. This continues until the eve of the day of atonement. These Selihot (chanted in the minor key) before dawn in the dimly lit houses of worship, sound the note of grief and contrition for the sins of the past year. After the solemn services on the evening of Friday and the morning of Saturday, the Hebrew greeting is heard on all sides, signifying "A good year" or "Mayest, thou be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year." In latter years a custom has appeared of sending to friends New Year's greeting cards of various designs, colors and inscriptions. When the earnest devotions of the day are done, the festival Is made an occasion of social and domestic rejoicing. BLOODY 8HOOTING AFFRAY NEAR WEEDE LA8T SATURDAY EVENING. THREE ARRESTS MADE Dean Parkinson, Jimmy Parkinson and Bob Parkinson Are Arrested— Looks Like a Cowardly Attempt at Assassination—County Attorney C. J. Marshall Returns. A very serious shooting affray oc curred at Weede last Saturday eve ning, and as a result, Dean Parkinson, Jimmy Parkinson and Bob Parkinson, brothers, are under arrest, while Homer Hodges is suffering from three wounds, one of which is very severe, although it is believed he will recover. County Attorney Marshall, who re turned from Weede this morning, se cured the essential facts relating to the shooting, having gone down there by auto Sunday with Deputy Sheriff John Reed and Coroner George Creel. How It Occurred. It seems that Hodges and Dean Parkinson had previously had a fight and there was a bitter feeling as a re sult. Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, Hodges was going along the public road leading past the Parkinson ranch on his way to the Watterson ranch. When in front of the Parkinson house Dean Parkinson grabbed Hodges' horse by the bridle and said Hodges had been telling that Bob Parkinson has been taking up his (Dean's) fight. Hodges' horse was turned and looking toward the house, Hodges saw the muzzle of a rifle covering him. He started ahead and as he did so the rifle cracked and a bullet took off the ends of the fingers of his left hand. He was in motion by that time, and leaning forward, urged his horse into a fast run. The bullets commenced flying about him and when he had gone about three hundred yards, a soft-nosed bullet struck him In the small of the back, to one side of the middle, and came out higher up In f ront. Hodges fell from his horse and at the same instant the horse fell dead, having been hit by three bullets. Given No Chance. Hodges crawled toward nls horse to get his gun from the saddle pocket, but had to expose himself slightly, and instantly the firing was resumed. A charge of shot, either then or a lit tle earlier, hit him in the arm and side, and he dropped back and crawled to the cut bank close by, and went over by the edge of the river. He then got away to safety and secured medical attention. Hodges is doing well, all things con sidered, and the officers were assured that unless blood poisoning set in the man would recover. Coroner Creel stopped off at Garneill and will be in tonight. Deputy Sheriff Reed, with Deputy Arthur Wilkinson and the three prisoners, are on their way here by auto and will be in this afternoon. The Parkinson boys are well known in the Musselshell country and Hodges also has many acquaintances. The first news of the shooting re ceived here indicated that Hodges was mortally wounded and it was impos sible to obtain further details until the arrival of Mr. Marshall. Seriously III. Rev. Lars Anderson, the well-known Lewistown man, is at a hospital in Great Falls in a very serious condi tion. Mr. Anderson was recently at tacked by quick consumption. No hope of his recovery is entertained. Mr. Anderson attended the Montana Wesleyan college at Helena and has preached at many of the surrounding towns, although not following the ministry as a vocation. He has been engaged in the tailoring business in Lewistown for a number of years and has many friends here who were pained to learn of his condition. F. A. BACON, A RANCHER, SENDS BULLET INTO RANCH HAND. IS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED F. A. Bacon, Who Did the Shooting, Makes a Statement of the Dlf fifulty—Claims He Acted In Self Defense—Is Now in the County Jail. A shooting affray occurred near Moore Sunday afternoon, In which Thomas Jones, a young man em ployed on the McRae ranch, near town, was shot and perhaps fatally wounded by F. A. Bacon, a well-known rancher, who lias resided at Moore several years. Sheriff W. R. Woods and Assistant County Attorney Roy Ayers went down to Moore by auto Sunday night and brought Bacon and his son, Allie, to this city, and both men are now in the county jail. No formal charge has yet been filed against them. Bacon's Version. Mr. Bacon was seen at the Jail yes terday by the Democrat and freely discussed the affair, saying ho had nothing whatever to conceal. From his story, It appears that last spring Mrs. McRae's cow got in Bacon's gar den and did a lot of damage. Bacon says he went to the McRae ranch to present the matter and told Jones that while he was quite willing to let the cow run in his pasture, it must be kept out of his garden. Thereupon, he suys, Jones called him vile names and threatened to brain him with a hoe he was using. Bacon then stated that he did not want Jones to come on his land at all, and that the Mc Rae boy would have to come to the pasture and get the cow if It was de sired to use his pasture. This ill feeling engendered at the time has evidently existed ever since, and Sunday afternoon Bacon went down to his pasture to look after a sick horse. At the sumo time Jones started down for the McRae cow. Jones wus on Bacon's land and the latter called his attention to the previous order and directed him to leave. Threw Rocks at Him. Instead of doing so, Jones again called him vile names and, picking up a big rock, hurled it at Bacon at short runge. Bacon, who is an old man, while Jones is a young husky, started to run toward his house. He says Jones pursued him some forty rods, throwing rocks at him all the way. As he neared the house, Bacon says he yelled to Ills son, who was inside, to bring him his gun, and the youth came out with a .22-calibre rifle. At this turn of affairs, Jones turned to run back, but Bacon says he had not. looked back and was not. aware of It. He wheeled and instantly fired, the bullet striking Jones in the back, going on and probably going Into the stomach. Jones was taken to Moore as quickly as possible and received medical attention at. once. Jones' version of (lie shooting is as yet. unknown and the real facts can not be ascertained until he has made a statement. It is not thought at this time that the wound will prove fatal, although it is of a very serious nature. BEGINWORK SOON ON MONDAK CUTOFF THE MILWAUKEE TO PUT THIRD PARTY IN FIELD UNDER EN GINEER C. T. JACKSON. Word reached the Democrat today from a reliable source to the effect that the Great Northern's branch from Augusta to Great Falls would be completed in about three weeks, and that instructions had been given out to take the force now employed on that branch to Mondak, on the North Dakota-Montana line as soon as the Cascade county undertaking is finished and start work on the Mon dak cut-off, which will bring the road on through Lewistown. This line wi.i follow the completed survey from Mondak on to the juncture with the Billings ft Northern at or near Hauck's siding. Another Milwaukee Party. C. T. Jackson, who will be remem bered by many as having been con nected with the engineering work in the construction of the Montana Rail road from Harlowton to Lewistown, is in the city again, having returned but a short time ago from Panama. He is now with the Milwaukee and has been sent here to organize and fit out a third Milwaukee party to take the field at once and aid in the location of a definite route between Lewistown and Great Falls.