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Km® r Fergus County Democrat Vot. VIII., No. 7. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24. 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 LA8TS IN GUN METAL CALF, PATENT CALF AND TANS POPULAR PRICES Harry Brotfn LEWISTOWN BIJOU Vaudeville & Motion Pictures THOMPSON & WRIGHT Lively Dancers * * * * Big Program Motion Pictures * * * * Change of Program Thursday W e Pay For ranch butter, per lb____________35c For ranch eggs, per doz________35c Sugar, per hundred------------$84)0 5-lb. pails Swift's lard-------------60c 10-lb. pails Swift's lard-------$1.20 Cudahy's bacon, per lb-------17c Cudahy's ham, per lb------17c Keroslne, per gallon-----------15c Lewistown Belle flour, sack.___$1.50 Isis flour, per sack----$1.65 22%-lb>«£ack oatmeal----90c Gloss starhh, 4 pounds-----25c Corn starch, 3 packages for____25c Bulk tea, per pound------40c Woods Cross tomatoes, case—$2.75 10-lb. box soda crackers_________-90c Potatoes, per hundred--- Wealthy apples, per box. $1.25 $1.25 Bellefleur apples, per box-$1.85 Prunes, per pound-----------10c 25 bars Swift's white soap--$14)0 Granulated sugar, 12 pounds—$14)0 Special Wednesday. Kellogg's corn flakes, 3 pkgs— 25c Puffed wheat, 3 pkgs_______ 25c Lewistown Grocery Co. THE QUALITY GROCERS DECISION Will MILWAUKEE ENGINEERS WILL ANNOUNCE ROUTE WITHIN SHORT WHILE. HAVE DIFFICULT TASK Lewistown-Great Falls Line Offers Numerous Engineering Hindrances But All Can Be Overcome—Spring Creek Now Looked Upon As Most Favorable. It is now confidently expected that within the next two or three weeks at the longest, the engineering de partment of the Milwaukee will be able to announce definitely the route decided upon for the line of road be tween Lewistown and Great Falls. A large number of men, divided into several different parties, have been at work between the two points for sev eral weeks. Numerous possible routes have been staked out and it is now largely a matter of going over all of the ground and picking out the best grade and shortest distance. Some Hard Problems. The Milwaukee engineers have en countered some pretty stiff problems in trying to locate a line through th*» country which it is their desire to open up. One of their problems was how to best get out of Lewistown and a careful survey has been made from a point beyond Beaver creek and near the Odenwald ranch, on the Montana railroad, to the Powell crossing of the Judith. This offers a fair grade, but is not just what is desired. Other difficulties were encountered in the Arrow creek country, but it is under stood that they have been pretty well straightened out. Down Spring Creek. From the best information obtain able, it is the present tentative plan of the Milwaukee to follow Spring creek almost to its confluence with the Judith and continuing north in a westerly direction, cross Sage, Wolf ana Arrow creeks into what is known as "the big sag," from whence a good grade can be secured into Great Falls. Advantageous. The people of Lewistown are hoping that this route will be the one adopted, as it will be to the advan tage of this city to have the new road run directly into town, instead of branching off at Beaver creek or some other point south of this city on the old Montana. Rushing Hilger Line. Steel is being laid at the rate of from one to one and one-half miles per day on the Hilger line, and with good luck, the new burg should be tied to Lewistown with bands of steel by next Saturday or Sunday. Many of the buildings up there are await ing the arrival of material by train, and within the next ten days, it is likely that some sort of a freight schedule will be adopted. No effort will be made to handle passenger traffic until some ballasting is done, which will require three or four weeks. When the first passenger train goes in it will carry a big crowd of Lewistown people, who will help the people of Hilger and the railroad company celebrate the event at an enormous barbacue. The date of this function will be announced in the near future. NEW WISE BLOCK IS RAPIDLY FILLING UP NOTABLE ADDITION TO LIST OF SUBSTANTIAL BU8INE88 STRUCTURES. All work completed and the build ing accepted by the owners in just 55 actual working days is the rAord made by the Piper Construction com pany on the new Wise block, a new business structure 110x90 feet in size and located on Main street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The build ing is two stories high, has a full basement finished with concrete, and is modern in every particular, there being hot and cold water in every room. Wasmansdorff & Eastman were the architects and Charles Wise, an eastern capitalist and the father of Milton R. Wise, the well-known local real estate dealer, is the owner. After making two or three trips to Lewistown, the elder Mr. Wise de cided that Lewistown offered the beBt opportunity for investment to be found in the west. He purchased all of the unoccupied ground of what was formerly the Jackson tract, paying a good price for the land, which is lo cated practically in the heart of the city. As shown above, no time was lost in transforming the vacant lot in to an income-producing property. The ground floor was divided into five well-lighted, commodious store buildings, of which four have already been rented and are now being occu pied by the tenants. In the room next to the Bright hotel the Lewistown Grocery is now moving. The Citizens electric company have already estab lished their offices in the room next to that. The room adjoining the Elec tric company offices is being occupied by the Lewistown Supply company, who handle electrical fixtures, do wiring, etc. The deal for the rental of the fourth room coming down Main street has not yet been closed, while the Lewistown Brewing company will use the store room next to the Imls lund building. For the very desirable offices on the second floor, deals have been closed thus far with Doctor A. C. Biddle, Doctor Dunn, the Neill Land & Town site company, Doctor Gauss, Lang shore & Schott, engineers; B. A. Cum mings, loans, and others are now be ing negotiated for. BOBBY SHIELL DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL ONLY SON OF WELL-KNOWN GAR NEILL RESIDENTS PA88E3 AWAY. Robert James, better known as "Bobbie," Shiell, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Shiell, of Garneill, died at St. Joseph's hospital, in this city, Sat urday morning about 3 o'clock, death resulting from complications which followed an attack of typhoid fever. He had been ill for several weeks. Before his illness, Bobby was one of the most robust lads to be found any where. The decedent was born at Living Springs, Meagher county, and at the time of his death was 17 years, 5 months and 14 days of age. He had spent practically his entire life in this county, his parents having resided at Garneill for many years. He was edu cated at the Garneill public school and at the Polytechnic Institute at Billings. Sturdy as a young oak rosy cheeked, cheery voiced, bright be yond his years, fond of outdoor life, Bobby was at the very threshold ot what had every promise of a useful, healthful young manhood. Affectionate toward his parents, trained to unfail ing courtesy to all others, he was a great favorite with old and young alike in his community. Young though he was, the loss of a boy like Bobby will be long felt in the Gar neill neighborhood. Darkest are the shadows in the Shiell household, where the stricken parents and sisters will see something every moment to remind them of their irrepairable loss. The funeral services were held yes terday afternoon about 4 o'clock from the Garneill M. E. church. Touching addresses were made by the Revs McMann and Van Orsdel and Doctor H. J. Betten, the family physician. Friends from all parts of the county were present to pay their last tribute of respect to one known and loved by so many. The Democrat joins with those friends in extending sympathy ana condolence to the father, mother and three sisters. ATHLETICS HAVE EDGE ON GIANTS BATTLE ROYAL BETWEEN TWO TEAMS FOR BASE BALL BLUE RIBBON. J. Pluvius has been playing the mis chief with the fond hopes of some ninety million people, including some odd thousands in Lewistown, during the past week. With the world's blue ribbon sporting event hanging in the balance, the championship games be tween the two leading teams of the globe, the rain she falls and then she falls some more in the cities of Broth erly Love and Father Knickerbocker, where the games are being played. Of the series of seven, three were played, the score standing now 2 for the Philadelphia Athletics and 1 for the New York Giants. They have been tremendous conflicts and wit nessed by more than one hundred thousand people. The total receipts have been simply stupendous and the amount wagered on the outcome throughout the country will run into the millions. When the rain put a temporary end to the contests last Wednesday, it looked as though the Athletics had the Giants in sore straits. The bril liant Mathewson had just gone down to defeat, as had the scintillating Marquard. The young players of the Giant infield were not playing as steady ball as the veterans of the Athletic aggregation. The long rest may give the Giants another chance. It has rested Matty and Rube and when they are right, there 1 b not a pair of (lingers in the business more to be feared. MRS. H. A. DAVEE COMPLETES WORK OF ENUMERATING RESIDENTS. Inefficiency and Injustice of Govern ment Census Is Shown Up—Al most Equal Number of Males and Females—More Than Twelve Hun dred Children in the District. The school census for 1911, com pleted the latter part of the week by Mrs. H. A. Davee, shows very plainly Just what sort of a libel was perpe trated on the best town in Montana by the government enumerators year ago. Mr. Durand's three as sistants claim to have found only 2, 992 people residing within the city limits of this city, while the census just taken by Mrs. Davee places the figures at 4,022, which'is in line with the estimates of about everybody who knows anything about the size of the town. Incompetent or Worse. Of the three enumerators who were chosen to take the census of the city last year, only one, Mrs. Firmin Tul lock, made any effort to do her work well. The other two enumerators were practically aliens in the city and one of them left town before he had made anything like a complete round of his ward, while the action of the other when in conference with the secretary of the Commercial club was an admission of incompetence worse. Conscientious Work. Mrs, Dav^e made a house to house canvass and missed no one. She found that of the 4,022 people, 2,075 are males and 1,947 are females. This is a more even division than is usually found in a western com munity and proves that Lewistown is indeed a city of homes. The entire district, which includes some country territory, has 1,204 children of school age, and of these between nine hun dred and one thousand reside within the city limits of Lewistown. It re quired nearly a month for Mrs. Davee to complete the census. Charged With Gambling. Carl Requay was arrested last night at the instance of County At torney Marshall on a charge of gambling. Requay is charged with having conducted and operated a game of poker at the Bright hotel dur ing fair week. The defendant will have a preliminary hearing in the next few days. MANAGER SYMMES MAKES AD VANTAGEOUS OFFER TO CITY COUNCIL. WANTS PART OF ALLEY Willing to Pay City Reasonable Price for Ground Desired and Give in Ad dition An Alley From Middle of Block to Broadway—Committee of Whole Council Will Decide Matter. According to a proposition made last night to the city council by Man ager W. D. Symmes, it is the inten tion of the Power Mercantile com pany to greatly enlarge their present quarters in the near future. In fact, the Democrat is reliably Informed that if present plans work out, the big department store will made addi tions and alterations In their property on Main street, Fourth avenue and Broadway which will cost approxi mately one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Makes Proposition. Mr. Symmes' proposal to the coun cil is that his company will purchase from the city 125 feet of the alley, owned by the city, and running through the block in which their store is located. The Power people now own all of the ground on each side of that portion of the alley which K is desired to acquire. Not only wilt they purchase this alley at the pres ent market value of real estate in that section of the city, but will also deed to the city an outlet from the end of the alley thus shortened to Broadway, feet in width and 90 feet In length. By this means, no inconvenience would be worked on any other prop erty owner in the block. The com pany will also make all necessary alterations in the water pipes, sewers, etc. The matter was referred to a committee of the whole council. Object of Offer. If the Power people are able to con summate this deal with the cltv, it will give them an unbroken tract of land 200 feet on Fourth avenue by 125 on Main street. It will enable them to connect up their present store room with their warehouses on Broad way and give them 25,000 square feet on each floor of their building. They will proceed in the near future, very probably during the coming spring, on the construction of a building on the corner of Broadway and Fourth to cover the ground now occupied by their old warehouse. Such a building would enable the Power company to take care of their rapidly growing business for years to come. ALL SERVICES ARE LARGELY ATTENDED COUNTY 8UNDAY 8CHOOL CON VENTION 8UCCES8 IN EVERY PARTICULAR. The annual convention of the Fer gus County Sunday School associa tion, held in this city Friday, Satur day and Sunday, was the most suc cessful ever held Bince that associa tion was organized in this county and equalling in the excellence of the pro gram, the interest manifested and the size of the audiences at the various servl(|3S any similar convention ever held in the state. The first services were held Friday afternoon at the M. E. church. At this service, Mrs. Ross, of Bozeman, delivered an interesting address. Sat urday afternoon, Mrs. Ross talked to tlie children, there being a large at tendance. That evening, Mr. Alford, of Helena, conducted .a question box. The Saturday services were held at the Presbyterian church. Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Ross told stories appropriate for children and the young people enjoyed them great ly, and Mr. Alford gave an outline of successful Sunday school work. Again Sunday evening, at the M. E. church, he delivered a most Interesting ad dress on the subject, "Bibles." He told of the work being performed by the GideonB in placing Bibles in all of the large hotels of the country and adduced many other interesting facts relative to the publication and distri bution of the Holy Writ. At both afternoon and evening services Sun day, the Methodist church was crowd ed to its utmost capacity. At all ser vices there was special music and this feature added greatly to the excel lence of the program. The election of officers resulted in the selection of R. W. Soule, of this city, for president; J. A. Burne, vice president. and Butte H. Tipton, secre tary-treasurer. Athletics Win, 4 to 2. Special to the Democrat. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 24.—Connie Mack's Athletics won the fourth game of the world's championship series at Shibe park this afternoon by a score of 4 to 2. Bender and Mathfewson pitching. The Giants got a good start by pounding out two runs in the first inning, but were unable to score on the Indian pitcher thereafter. Ma thewson escaped until the fourth, when the Athletics fell on his curves for three runs. They added one more in the fifth. The series now stands 3 to 1 in favor of the Athletics ana it looks as if the great team from the city of brotherly love has the cham pionship cinched, as they have to win but one more game, whereas the Giants would have to put over three straight wins in order to cod the big money. The next game will be played tomorrow in New York, and if the Athletics win, it will end the series. REBEL8 VICTORIOUS. Chinese Government Forces Routed and Fall of Empire 8eems Certain. San Francisco, Oct. 22.—The main army of the Chinese government, un der War Minister Tin Tchang, said to number 20,000 men, was totally de feated yesterday at Kwang Shu!, Hupeh province, according to a cable received by the Chinese Free Press of this city. The rebel army of 15, 000 men, under Li Yueng Huen, it Is stated, captured the artillery, baggage train and ammunition of the imperials, who retreated to Sha Gol. The cable stated that the imperial forces were completely routed, and abandoned their supply trains during the retreat. The mountain passes at Kwang Shui, said to be of great strategic value now, are said to be held by the revolutionists, giving them control of the Hankow-Pekin railroad, over which the imperial troops are being moved. Gov. Sun Po Kee, of the province of Shan Tung, is reported to have narrowly escaped death yesterday and to be in hiding in Chang Tao. The revolutionists burned the governor's residence of Tsl Nan Fu. INSTITUTE TO MISS O'HARA ARRANGES PRO GRAM FOR ANNUAL MEET ING OF TEACHERS. I General Head of the Schools of Mon tana Will Deliver Three Lectures on Practical Topics—Session Will Last for Three Days—Social Fea tures Now Being Arranged. Miss Alice O'Hara, county superin tendent of schools, completed the draft this morning of the program O0 the annual Fergus county teachers* institute, which will be held In this city beginning next Monday morning and lasting for three days. The pro gram indicates that the coming ses sion will be one of the most interest ing and instructive ever held here and there will doubtless be a large attend ance, as most of the schools ot county are closed in order that the teachers may attend the institute. The program is as follows: Monday, October 30. 9:00 a. m.—Observation, City and High schools. 11:15 a. m.—Numbers, Miss Nettle Sawyer. Drawing, Miss Alberta Green. 1:00 p. m.—Opening exercises. 1:15 p. m.—Learning and Sucoesa, Dr. W. E. Book. 1:55 p. m.—Intermission. 2:00 p. m.—The White Cowl, AnnSr belle Funk. 2:05 p. m.—Primary reading, Ilian Nettle Sawyer. 2:45 p. m.—Ring on, the Bells, Abt, High school chorus. 2:50 p. m.—Language and grammar, Supt. W. E. Harmon. 3:30 p. m.—Manual training, Mr. J, Vogel. Tuesday, October 31. 9:00 a. m.—Observation, City and High schools. 11:15 a. m.—Geography, Miss Nettle Sawyer. Drawing, Miss Alberta Green. 1:00 p. m.—Opening exercises. 1:15 p. m.—Agriculture in Rural Schools, Supt. W. E. Harmon. 1:55 p. m.—The Shower Song, II Trovatore. Eighth Grade Glee Club. 2:00 p. m.—Written Language in the Lower Grades, Miss Sawyer. 2:40 p. m.—Intermission. 2:45 p. m.—Seein' Things at Night, Emery Gibson. 2:50 p. m.—Some Secondary Facta Which Educate, Dr. W. E. Book. 3:30 p. m.—Question Box. Wednesday, November 1. 9:00 a. m.—Observation, City and High Schools. 11:15 a. m.—Nature Study, Miss Nettie Sawyer. Drawing—Miss Alberta Green. 1:00 p. m.—Opening Exercised. 1:15 p. m.—Spelling in the Lower Grades, Miss Nettie Sawyer. 1:55 p. m.—The Slowlys at .the Theater, Emmitt Baker. 2:00 p. m.—Arithmetic, Supt. W. E. Harmon. 2:40 p. ra.—Intermission. 2:45 p. m.—Slumber Song, Bolvlew. High School Chorus. 2:50 p. m.—A Teacher's Other In terests, Dr. W. E. Book. 3:30 p. m.—Question Box. . wheatISesare GOINGJJP STEADILY NO. 1 TURKEY RED 81 CENT8 AT LOCAL ELEVATOR8 ' TODAY. The grain market is holding up well and the outlook is bright for a con tinuance of strong prices for several days to come. On the local market today, No. 1 Turkey is 81 cents; No. 2, 79 cents; oats, $1.10 per cwt., and flax, $2.05 per cwt. The top price for this season's crop was reached in Minneapolis last Sat urday, when December wheat sold up to $1.11%, while May wheat sold up to $1.15%. Considerable wheat was received at local elevators yesterday, but the storm today is cutting down the re ceipts. There is a very considerable quantity of the crop yet to be mar keted and it will be several weeks before the entire output for 1911 will be in the elevators. The grain sales are being reflected in the substantial Increase in the de posits at all of the banks in this city and the outlying towns and local busi ness men report a very satisfactory liquidation of outstanding accounts during the past two or three weeks.