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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VIII- No. 19. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS CoilTY, MONTANA, JANUARY 16, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS Copyright Hut Schftffhcr tc Marx If you're enough interested In fine clothes to enjoy looking at them, we want you to know that we're enough interested In fine clothes to enjoy showing them. We've got them to show, too. Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes. They're so good—these clothes—that they don't really cost much. Select yours now. HARRY BROWN LEWISTOWN BIJOU Vaudeville Motion Pictures Trose Two Newsies KRAFT & MYRTLE Comedy Change of program Thursday EWISTOWN Tt1C_QUALITY STORE 518 MAIN STREET PHONES: 400 and 240 Oranges, doz... Apples, box........ ......15c to 50c $2.00 to $2.75 Lewistown Belle flour, sack.....$1.40 Lewistown Belle flour, cwt________$2.75 Isis flour, per sack................. $1.50 Corn syrup, 2%-gallon cans......$1.35 1 gallon maple syrup.........................$1.35 1 gallon corn syrup---------------—........65c Standard tomatoes, 2 cans..............25c 2 cans Bmpson's sweet peas.........25c 2 cans stringleee beans-----------25c Best standard corn, can...................10c Extra standard corn, 2 cans.........25c Kellogg's Corn Flakes, pkg_________10c Puffed Wheat, package___________________10c Wheat Flakes, package.............10c Corn starch, package............. 10c Gloss starch, package........... 10c Coffee, pound--------------------25c to 45c Tea, pound................40c to 75c California Standard fruit, can......20c CITY ENGINEER M'CLEAN GIVES DETAILS AS TO THE PROPOSED EAST SIDE SEWER. E SCOPE OF PtAN Extent of Territory That Would Be Covered by This System—Material Recommended for Use in Construc tion—Would Take Care of Sewer age and Surface Drainage. City Engineer McClean has sub mitted to the city council, each aider man being furnished with a copy, r. written report as to the proposed east side sewer. The engineer had previously submitted profiles and oth er data and this supplemental report was called for in order to better un derstand the scope of the plan, as worked out by the engineer, for the benefit of the citizens. The original motion in regard to this improvement was made by Alderman Ivins, and the field work of the engi neer has covered a period of several weeks, the general plan as now worked out by him being much broad er than was contemplated at the start, so that the preliminary estimate as to the cost foots up more than $55,000. The adoption of this plan as it now stands would involve a bond issue of $60,000, which would leave a margin of about $4,000 above the present esti mate. The Report. The report of Mr. McClean, which will receive the careful attention of all taxpayers and especially residents of the "east side," follows: This sewer is designed for the pur pose of surface drainage and sewage combined. The area embraced within the scope of this sewer is approximately 520 acres, embracing all that territory east of Third avenue and the Park addi tion. This trunk sewer will be made up of thirty, twenty-four, twenty, eighteen, fifteen and twelve inch tile, and will discharge into Big Spring creek at or near the point where the Third avenue and Fifth avenue discharge into same creek. The thirty inch sewer will begin at the creek and follow the line of the Third avenue sewer until an intersec tion with Second avenue; thence up Second avenue to Evelyn street; thence easterly on Evelyn street to First avenue; thence up First avenue to Boulevard street, where this thirty inch sewer will form a junction with a twenty-four and twenty inch sewer. The twenty-four inch sewer will be ex tended easterly on Boulevard street to Oak street; thence with a twenty inch sewer easterly on said Boulevard street to the easterly boundary of Ju dith Place addition to the city of Lew istown. From the intersection of First ave nue and Boulevard street the twenty inch sewer will continue up First ave nue to the alley between Main and Janeaux street, where a junction will be formed with a twelve inch and an eighteen inch sewer. The twelve inch swer will continue up the alley to Miller street; thence southerly on Miller street for two blocks. From the intersection of the alley between Main and Janeaux streets and First avenue the eighteen inch sewer will continue up First avenue to Pine street, and there form a junc tion with a twelve and fifteen inch sewer. This twelve inch will continue on up First avenue to Brassey street. The fifteen inch sewer will run from First avenue westerly on Pine street to Third avenue; thence up Third ave nue to the alley between Farewell and Barnes streets. I would recommend salt glazed sew er pipe in the construction of this sewer and either brick or concrete manholes, these manholes to be fitted with cast iron covers and rings fitted with dust pans. Since making up this estimate I have learned that there is being manu factured a concrete sewer tile which will meet all the conditions and re quirements for trunk sewers, but at the present time I have nothing definite in the way of details in re gards to this class of sewer tile, but I have taken the matter up and ex pect to have, in the near future, the necessary information to consider. The following are the amounts of material: 30 inch, 4,150 feet; 24 inch, 2,570 feet; 20 inch, 2,300 feet; 18 inch, 1,200 feet; 15 inch, 2,140 feet; 12 inch, 1,820 feet. Total, 14,180 feet. The various depths of sewer are as follows: At creek outlet, 12.2 feet; f'orcoran street and Second avenue, 15.5 feet; Evelyn street and First ave nue, 12.6 feet; First avenue and Mon tana street, 11.8 feet; First avenue and Boulevard street, 12.0 feet; First ave nue and Main street, 14.2 feet; First avenue and Janeaux street, 13.0 feet; First avenue and Brassey street, 14.2 feet; Pine and Third avenue, 10.4 feet; Third avenue and Brassey, 10.0 it; Third avenue and Bebb, 10.2 it; Third avenue and Shields. 8,2 it; Third avenue and Farewell, 7.7 it; alley between Main and Janeaux, Jl er street, 9.0 feet; alley between $n and Janeaux, Daws street, 8.6 ft; Boulevard and Dawes, 9.2 feet; Bde vard and Miller, 7.2 feet; Bouleio and' High, 13.6 feet; Boulevard id Oulette, 15.0 feet; Boulevard and fit, 15.8 feet; Boulevard and Olive, 16 feet; Boulevard and Oak, 9.0 f^; Boulevard and East Lake, 12.4 f<S; Boulevard and Hawthorne, 12.0 fa; Boulevard and Ridgelawn, 12.4 fet Boulevard and Edgebrook, 12.0 let Boulevard and Prospect, 12.0 feet. M. M. M'CLEAN Seeks a Divorce. Sam McCollum has brought suit the district court against Iva McCi lum to secure a divorce on statute grounds. C. W. Buntin is the pin tiff's attorney. L OF lilt .W.O. I |• 4 a HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —LARGELY ATTENDED. The funeral of the late Mrs. Cath erine Wood Downing, wife of Walter O. Downing, was held from the Pres byterian church Sunday afternoon. There was a very large attendance of mourning friends and relatives, and Rev. E. W. Wright made a beautiful address that conveyed all the consola tion that can be found by the afflicted in such a bereavement. Mrs. Downing died at the family residence in this city Thursday eve ning, her demise resulting from cancer. Twice she went to Rochester, Minn., and submitted to operations, and the last one gave much promise of a permanent cure. It was not to be, however, and after months of suf fering she was called home. Mrs. Downing was a native of Illi nois, twenty-nine years of age, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wood, the husband, father and three children, with two sisters and two brothers, surviving her. Mrs. Downing came to Montana with her parents nine years ago last March and was married to Mr. Down ing about seven years ago. She was a woman of the highest character, hav ing the love and esteem of all who came in contact with her. PROGRAM FOR THE TO BE HELD AT THE METHODIST CHURCH, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24. Arrangements for the banquet at the Methodist church dining room on January 24, when the movement to establish a Brotherhood among the men of the church will be initiated, have been completed. As previously announced. Dr. Edward Laird Mills, superintendent of the Butte district of the Methodist conference, has con sented to come here on that occasion. Dr. Mills, who is a pleasing and force ful speaker, will make the principal address of the evening, his theme be ing "The Conservation of Men." Prof. H. A. Davee will speak on "Good Men and Good Government," while Ira 1). Snell will speak on "Men and the Sun day School." C. A. Drinkard will have for his theme, "Men and the Church," and there will be other speakers. The organization of a Brotherhood among the men of this church is an outgrowth of the general men and re ligion forward movement, started some time ago in the East by business men and others, the idea being to de vise means for awakening the inter est. of men in the work of the various churches. Don't Like Taft's Choice. Seattle, Jan. 14.—A resolution pro testing against the proposed appoint ment of Congressman William E. Humphrey, of Seattle, to the federal judgeship that will become vacant Feb. 1, when the resignation of United States Judge George Donworth, of the district of Washington, takes effect, was adopted at a mass meeting of citizens held today. The resolution was addressed to President Taft and contained a clause requesting Senators Jones and Poindexter to prevent the confirmation of Mr. Humphrey should President Taft appoint him. Judith Club Election. The annual election of the Judith club was held last evening and re sulted in the selection of the follow ing officers for the ensuing year: J. E. Lane, president; H. C. Brown, vice president; F. E. Wright, secre tary; A. B. Lehman, treasurer; Julian Sutter, H. C. Brown, C. E. McKoin, trustees. J- E. Lane Returns. Manager J. E. Lane, of the Montana Lumber company, has returned from an eastern trip. He spent most of his time in and around Boston and New York and the larger cities and had a very pleasant time. T FOR THE YEAR OVER FOUR HUNDRED CIVIL CASES FILED DURING PAST TWELVE MONTHS. on at Activity in the Marriage Line, How ever, Made Up for These Matri monial Misfits—One Hundred and Eighteen Naturalizations — Clerk Ritch Gives Some Information. During the past year tne office of |• be clerk of the district court shows 4 a much larger business than has ever been transacted in any previous year. For the year 425 civil cases were of to a B. a at on to of 1). iled, which is an increase of 77 cases Wer the year 1910 . The month of De tember, 1911 , was the banner month civil business, 56 cases having en filed. The highest record for y previous month was 49 cases, i Forty-eight probate proceedings ere begun during the year, which in udes estates, guardianships and loptons. Marrages and Divorces. The marriage records show an in vesting increase since the fee for t| marriage license has been disal lqd. One hundred and seventy-five copies ventured out upon the uncer ta| sea of matrimony, while 24 exiles made a landing and decided toluit, the decree of the Court being seared to make the contract, perma nei Naturalization. Amongst the aliens not quite so mud anxiety to become citizens was show as in the preceding year. This maybe accounted for from the fact that! large part of the best land of ti>e yunty lias been taken up and t her eta not quite so much financial in cent it to acquire citizenship as there was tree or four years ago, when so much if the public domain was still open A' appropriation. However, 118 Norwelans, Armenians, Bulgarians, Turks, \vvedesj Scotch, Irish, English, Welsh, Gerntins, French, Danes, Luxembothgeri and Canadians re nounced l.livlr allegiance to the var ious potentate and sovereigns that have heretofot governed their des tinies and apijied for their first pa pers, and 29 ntitions for naturaliza tions were filfl. The present year will probably si- a big increase in the petitions for laturalization, as the election year finally is the best in that line. Clerk Gies Information. The clerk of -he district court, hav ing received ntinerous inquiries dur ing the past twcjmonths regarding the proceedings in naturalizing aliens, C lerk John B. fitch has prepared the following instrimons for the benefit of those who ftsire to become citi zens: The applicant for citizenship must file a petition fft naturalization with the clerk of tin) district court when lie desires to talk out his "second pa pers." Before filing s>c-h petition he must have been a resident of the United States for five fiL years immediately preceding the filing of said petition. He must have declared his intention to become a citizm at least two years before filing his petition for naturaliza tion. He must bring two witnesses, cit izens of the United States, with him to prove his re^dence of five years in the United Stat«s. If he has lived in the state of Mon tana less than five years be must prove his residence in the state for the time he has lived here by the tes timony of his two witnesses and he can prove the remainder of his five years' residence in the United States by the depositions of two witnesses in the state where he formerly lived. He must bring a certified copy of his declaration of intention with him when he files his petition for natural ization. When he has filed his petition for naturalization the clerk of court sets a date certain for the applicant and his witnesses to appear in court for ex amination. T his date is at least ninety days after the filing of the peti tion. The court will give the applicant an examination at this time that will cause him to break out In a liberal sweat, but will give him much in testinal relief when It is over. Princess Vaudeville Delayed. Owing to the delayed trains on the Great Northern, Rose Fox and Her African Knights, who were scheduled to appear Sunday evening, did not get in in time to put on their act. How ever, they showed last night to large and well-pleased audiences. Theirs Is an act that has played for some time on the Orpheum circuit and is recog nized as the best of its kind that Is touring the country today. The picture plays are all up to the usual Princess standard and are well worth seeing. There will be an entire change of vaudeville and pictures Thursday. GIVE LUNCHEON. Commercial Club inaugurates a Plan That Promises to Become Popular. The Commercial club today inaug urated the plan of giving special mid day luncheons on occasions, this first one being in honor of i. Parker Veazey, Jr., of Great Falls, counsel for the Great Northern, who is in the city on business connected with right of way matters. Judge E. K. Cheadle presided and several brief addresses were made. The luncheon was given at the Bright hotel at 1 p. m. and was largely attended. Elks Smoker Tomorrow. Tomorrow evening the Elks will give a smoker, the occasion being an official visit to the local lodge by .1. M. Burlingham, the district deputy. An interesting program lias been pre pared and Hoy E. Ayers will preside as toastmaster. CONTROVERSY OVER LICENSE FOR SALOON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR PROTEST AND STAND BY PREVIOUS ORDER. The county commissioners met in special session yesterday to hear and consider the protests against the re newal of the liquor license of A. F. McAffee at Straw. Recently the com missioners granted a renewal of this license and a protest being filed, the bearing was set for yesterday. Both the protestants and McAffeo were present. Those favoring the remon strance claimed that the petition for the renewal was not signed by tin: twenty persons as required, ami that the time fixed by law for filing a pro test, five days, had not been allowed The protestants did not offer tiny testi mony and an order to cover the case, expressing the view of the commis sioners, was formulated by County At torney C. Marshall. This set out that the petition against the reissu ance of the license had not been sup ported by any testimony, hence the. previous action would stand. When this license was reissued ir was witli the understanding that if complaint should be made as to the manner in which the saloon was con ducted, the county attorney would in vestigate, and if lie found the com plaints sustained, the license would he revoked. ANNOUNCES BIG PLAN HIGH TENSION LINE TO BE BUILT FROM GREAT FALLS HERE LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. At. the luncheon given by the Com mercial club at the Bright hotel this afternoon, Manager C. C. Simonson, of the Citizens' Electric company, who returned a few days ago from Butte, where he conferred with the heads of the Butte Power & Light company, the owning concern, made one of the most interesting addresses. Mr. Simon son gave out the good news that it was definitely determined upon at Butte to build the long-lalked-of high tension line from the Rainbow Falls generating plant, near Great Falls, to Lewistown during the summer. Work will be begun jtist. as early as possible and the project will be carried through to completion speedily. Engineers are now at work on the details as to tin cost, probable revenue and other mat-, ters connected with the project. Mr. Hebgen, tlie general manager; of the company, and others connected with it are all enthusiastic over the future of this city and this project will be a practical demonstration of their faith. It is a fact that power sufficient for all requirements, present and future, cannot be developed on Big Spring creek, and the plan decided upon Is one that is a full solution of the prob lem. There is no doubt that the building of this line, with a reduction in the cost of power, will greatly stimulate the coming in of factories and other plants requiring power. Mr. Simonson announced that this was only one of the plans decided up on by the company, another being one; to completely rebuild the distributing system in Lewistown. The poles will go off the streets and be placed in the, alleys and the whole system will be brought right up to the highest stan dard of efficiency. , Needless to say, the announcement n>«ne tiv Mr. Simonson was received with great pleasure by the business men assembled at the luncheon, Eighth Grade Examination. Some changes have been made in the arrangements for the eighth grade examinations. They will be held Thursday and Friday at Lewistown, Kendall, Moore, Straw, Utica, Gilt Edge, Windham and Hobson. Thursday morning the examination will be on civics and history; Thurs day afternoon, grammar and reading; Friday morning, arithmetic and spell ing; Friday afternoon, physiology and geography. HILL ROAD TO O. W. BELDEN, LOCAL COUNSEL FOR THE GREAT NORTHERN, RETURNS FROM EAST. 1 CITY'S ' can be done, Milwaukee Sends Out Large Survey Party Under Engineer Jackson—To Camp on the Beebe Ranch—Prog ress of the Work in the Arrow. Creek Section. j r O. W. Bidden, local counsel for the Great Northern, returned from the East yesterday. While at St. Paul Mr. Bolden held several conferences with the heads of the engineering depart ment of tlie company and witli other officials of the road, and brings back the announcement that, the Great Nor thern is going right ahead with its plan to have trains running into this oily from Great Falls by September l, next, and to proceed with the con struction of (lie cut-off on eastward from Lewistown to the main line at New Rockford, North Dakota. "There will lie no delay whatever in getting the road completed," Bald Mr. Bidden to the Democrat yester day. The plans are all worked out, and tlie Great Northern is anxious to push const ruction vigorously. The of ficials are particularly anxious to dose up all details in Lewistown and will ask no more than is absolutely necessary. "It is difficult to estimate tlie bene fit this is going to be to Lewistown. The company Is deeply interested In our city and will do everything in its power to forward its growth and make it an important city. Lewistown cer tainly has Ihe good will of the Great. Northern and the company expects to enjoy the good will.of the people here, to the end that they may work to gether for the upbuilding of the town and tlie development, of all Ibis sec tion of country. II is (hat. alone which justified the enormous expenditure the company wdll make." Construction Begins. Construction lias just been started at the Terrance McDonnell ranch, where Contractor Nels Roman will do some heavy rock work. This is of a character that, weather conditions will have little effect upon it. Over on the Powell ranch, on the Judith, preparations are now being made to start the preliminary work for the long bridge that is to span the Judith liver at that point. As soon aa possible oonstructon will begin at this end of the proposed line. Milwaukee Survey . One of the largest anil best equipped survey parties the Milwaukee lias yet placed in the field left here Saturday morning under Engineer Jackson. This party will go into camp on the north end of the J. L. Beebe ranch, near tlie mouth of Cottonwood and Beaver creeks. It is understood that, the immediate purpose is to go over the old surveys witli a view to re ducing the route but five miles,' if it On Arrow Creek. Great Fulls Tribune: Indicating that the Milwaukee is most, desirous to complete its surveys of its proposed | new main line to enter this city and that despite the extreme cold of the , midwinter period it is pushing Its en gineers to the task of completing this preliminary work in order to enable construction of the line to be com menced early in the spring, that com pany has just, issued orders placing a corps of engineers back on the work on Arrow creek hill. Word was received in the city yes terday that a party of 17 surveyors, who had been recently at work on an other section of the survey, bad left Stanford by wagon for Arrow creek hill to resume the task of completing the work on the last survey which had been made through that difficult stretch of country. It was the understanding of those who had talked with these surveyors before their departure that the corn 1 pany had practically accepted the last survey made through the Arrow creek country, which bad heretofore proven an obstacle In the selection of a feasible route, and that the party just detailed to that region would finish the task of preparation for the coming of the construction forces. The party took with them a large supply of provisions and camp outfit and a cook was sent out from this city by one of the local employment agencies to keep them in eatables during their stay in camp. This move Is indicative of the de~ cision of the head engineers to carry the line into Great Falls by the first proposed route north of the Hlgh wonds, thereby permitting the Mil waukee to onen up that Isolated country and at the same time give the system a short route Into Great; Falls.