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ROOSEVELT AND WILSON
NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED BALLOTS CAST AT THE FAD DURING VOTING CONTEST. According to the straw vote taken by the Fad Shoe & Clothing company in a period of ten days ending last Saturday evening at 9 o'clock, Theo dore Roosevelt is the choice of the republicans of this city for president and Woodrow Wilson leads among the democratic candidates for the nomi nation. Of the 470 votes cast, the republi cans put in 341, the democrats 113, and the socialists 17. The vote was divided as follows: Roosevelt, 160; Taft, 117; La Follette, 46; Hughes, 12; Wilson, 44; Clark, 30; Bryan, 28; Harmon, 10; Debs, 17. The Roosevelt supporters were greatly surprised at the showing of Taft. They thought, and some of them bet good, hard money, that Teddy would receive two or three times as many votes as his big competitor. The results indicate that while Roose velt may be the favorite, Taft also commands the support of a very large percentage of the republicans of this neck of the woods. The La Follette vote shows that the fighting Wiscon sin senator is not without his friends in Lewistown. The democrats took comparatively little interest in the voting, being con tent to permit to stand aside and per mit their republican brethren settle their little scrap as to the presiden tial preference in this city. Wilson leads, but Champ Clark also made a good run, while the outcome shows that the Peerless Nebraskan still has his loyal supporters and admirers in Fergus county. The vote is interesting in that it shows that all but ten democrats voted for men who are admittedly pro gressive, as that term is now being in politcs, while the republican party still is more than one-half standpat, as demonstrated by the votes for Taft and Hughes. Sport Costs Money. To equip a major league team of 23 players and provide the necessary paraphernalia a club owner must spend more than $2,300 each spring. Strange to say, however, the players must purchase their own gloves and spiked shoes, which involves a total outlay of $235. The most expensive item in the club owner's list is more than $1,000 for balls, a team using at least 60 dozen during the playing season, according to the estimate of Secretary Thomas G. Davis, of the Highlanders, who has supplied the fol lowing table: Sixty dozen baseballs.....................,.$1,080.00 Fifty uniforms......!_________ 625.00 Twenty-five sweaters........................ 175.00 Ten dozen bats_______________________________ 120.00 Twenty-five sliding pad*.............. 62.50 One movable batting cage............ 60.00 Two chest protectors-............. 20.00 Three catchers' masks_________________ 15.00 Two pairs of shin guards.......... 12.00 Six canvas bases......... 12.00 One homeplate..................... 7.50 One pitcher's box plate___________ 5.00 Incidentals ........„............................ 100.00 Total .....................................-...$2,304.00 The salaries of a ground keeper and assistants amount to $2,000, while $500 is spent for sodding and loam. There was a time when ball players were compelled to buy their uniforms, but the charge was so small—$25 a man— that the magnates soon decided to as sume this expense. Each club must pay $1.50 for the official ball. Sev eral years ago the major leagues re ceived a certain number of balls gratis, but in the new contracts with the manufacturers this practice has been abolished. In addition to gloves and shoes the players have to pay for individual batbags and the pitchers must buy their toe plates. Some of these days tne magnates will relieve the players of this outlay, which is trivial, to say the least. Thirty years ago a big professional team was fitted out for $500, the men having the best of everything, but the equipment was comparatively crude. HILL MAY QUIT. Reported That Head of Great Nor ern Will Retire in Favor of Son. Chicago, April 20.—James J. Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Great Northern railway and one of the country's railroad leaders, will retire in a few weeks, according to a statement published by the Chicago Evening Post today. Mr. Hill's place as chairman of the board will be taken by his own son, Louis W. Hill, now president of the Great Northern railway. Carl L. Gray, now president of the Hill lines in Ore gon, will succeed Louis W. Hill as president of the Great Northern. The changes will occur about May 1. This information was printed by the Eve ning Post on authority of "a prominent railroad official who is in a position to have positive knowledge of the facts." The report of the approaching retirement of Mr. Hill was received with interest in railway circles and was freely discussed. Hill Refuses to Talk. SL Paul, April 18.—James J. Hill today refused to confirm or deny the report emanating from Chicago that he soon was to retire from the board of directors of the Great Northern railway and that he was to be suc ceeded by his son, Louis W. Hill. Mr. Hill said: "I have no answer to make." Mr. Hill, questioned again, persist ently said that "they could start all the rumors of this sort that they like, but I have no time to run them down." Some "Dont's" for Girls. Some of the girls of Wellesley have been Indulging in philosophical reflec tions and prepared a list of "don'ts" for the guidance of their sisters. Among the more important bits of ad vice that the girls have agreed to ac-; cept and urge other young women to consider are these: Don't flirt with the handsome young fellow down town. His wife may not like it. Don't retire with undrawn curtains. The rubber industry flourishes in oth er places than South America. Don't kiss each other in public. It's awful to see a woman doing a man's work. No fair-minded man or woman will deny the merits of the foregoing ''don'ts" and far be it from us to at-, tempt to belittle their importance. We commended them to the serious consideration of girls who are not in college and to young women generally. We believe, however, that a few "don'ts" which the Wellesley girls did not happen to think of ought to be added to thei rlist and we, therefore, offer the following for consideration: Don't forget, after you are married, that you were not wearing curl papers when your husband fell in love with you. Don't say things at home that you would be unwilling to say in a street car. Don't try to entertain a young man by telling him of the good times you have had with other young men. Don't if you receive letters from a married man leave them on the li brary table. If you do, you may not be able to find them when the case gets into court. Don't, if you care for him, fasten your waist with steel pins.—Kiser in Chicago Record-Herald. Ne ws of Our Ne i ghbo rs Items of Interest to Our Readers Clipped From Our Contemporaries STANFORD. (Stanford World.) A. F. Camp is in Stanford this week in the capacity of deputy assessor. He will be regularly employed at this task until the work is completed. Emil Leillberg was in Stanford from his homestead, north of Dover, last Thursday. Mr. Leillberg is much exer cised over the disappearance of his lather, John Leillberg, who has not been seen since passing a neighbor's house, near his home, three months ago. Mr. Leillberg, Sr., was just re turning from a trip to Wyoming and had stopped over in Stanford between trains, taking the "stub" to Dover, from where he started to his home, but at which place he never arrived. The last seen of the old gentleman was when he passed the homestead of Mrs. Burwell, some three miles from his destination. A rather severe storm "as in progress on that day and his son fears that Mr. Leillberg stumbled into one of the bogs or water holes that are frequent in that vicinity, which, if true, could easily have I caused death either from drowning or I freezing. Search has been made over j all of the ground in that vicinity, but no trace of the missing man has been discovered. It was the plan of the son to head a searching party last Sunday lor the purpose of conducting an exhaustive examination of every pond and bog hole in the section where the body could possibly be lo cated, but so far as we have been able to learn the search was prevented by the heavy fall of snow on the pre ceding evening. Mr. Leillberg has long since abandoned all hopes of find ing his father alive. D. R. Buml'ord was a passenger through Stanford Sunday, enroute from Billings to Popuar, where he ex pected to transact business several days for the Rumley Threshing Ma chine Co. Mr. Buml'ord is now em ployed as adjuster for that firm. J. W. Akerley arrived in Stanford Saturday from Lewistown, after hav ing attended the obsequies of his son, Charles, who was buried there on Fri day. Mr. Akerley was greatly shocked upon hearing of the tragic death of his son and is all but prostrated with grief. Dr. Igel was hastily summoned to the home of Oliver Baxter, in the Den ton country, Tuesday evening, to at tend Mr. Baxter, who was found at five o'clock that afternoon lying un conscious in the field, where he had been working with a team and sod plow. The latest report stated that Mr. Baxter had not yet sufficiently recovered to intelligently tell of the trouble and on this account the de tails of the accident are uncertain. Mr. Baxter had been driving six horses and was found by his wife lying in front of the lead team, unconscious, and from any conclusion arrived at by the doctor it has not been ascertained whether he was suffering from a stroke of some kind or from the ef fects of an accident. The meeting held at Hobson last Sunday for the purpose of organizing a Judith Basin Base Ball League, re sulted in a disappointment to those who had hoped that the proposal could be carried through to a successful ter mination. Stanford, Benchland and Hobson were the only towns repre sented by delegates, Moore, Judith Gap and Moccasin evidently expressing their sentiments by being absent from the conference. ROUNDUP. (Roundup Record.) The report current in Roundup yes terday and today that Messrs. Low ther and Cliffton, the owners of the NF ranch, a short distance east of here, were passengers on the ill-fated liner Titanic, is without foundation. Foreman Bradshaw, of the NF ranch, when communicated with today, said that heretofore the owners of the ranch have always notified him be forehand when they left England for their home here. In this instance he received no notification that they were to sail, and he is convinced that they were not on the boat. The hearing in the disbarment pro ceedings initiated by the United States government against L. R. Carroll, of this city, was heid in the court room at the court house Wednesday, the case taking up the greater part of the day. L. T. Hauberg, a special agent j for the department of the interior, of i Helena, represented the government \ in the case, while Mr. Carroll handled the defense himself. Court Stenog rapner Gibson, of Lewistown, took down the testimony produced at the hearing. The government's witnesses in the case were Mrs. Belle Ferguson, Miss Minnie Ferguson, Theo. F. Arch er, Wm. Esmay, E. S. Cook, W. G. Jarrett, Albert Schroeder and Elmer Scheffsick. The witnesses summoned by the defense were Mrs. L. R. Carroll, C. H. Tyler and Ed F. Parriott. Mr. Carroll also took the stand in his own defense, making a lengthy statement and being subjected to and cross ex amined by the government's special agent. The testimony in the case will go to the Lewistown land office, from where it will be forwarded to Wash ington, and until then nothing will be known as to the disposition of the case. PHILBROOK. (Judith Basin Star.) A dispatch from Washington, D. C., states that President Taft has con firmed the appointment of Thos. Han lon for postmaster at Hobson. This will be good news to Tom's many friends in this city and vicinity, who have been patiently waiting for news to this effect for several weeks. A work train of the Great Northern has been making this city headquar ters for the past week. Part of the crew are putting in a track in the gravel pit north of this city and the balance of the crew are repairing the bridge in this vicinity. One of the steam shovels used by Callahan & Sons on the new line now being built between Moccasin and j_.ewistowu, toppled over last Monday and was badly wrecked. The broken parts were brought into the Basin Repair Shop in this city and repairs made. It now looks as though Hobson is to have a base ball team this season, as a committee have been circulating a petition about the city this week asking our citizens to contribute their mite toward the support of a team to represent Hobson on the diamond this year. Thus far the committee have met with fair success and it is thought that enough will be raised to finance the team through the sea son. Petitions Are Filed. Petitions were filed with the county clerk and recorder last week asking j for the enactment of a direct primary law, a presidential preference law, senatorial prefernce law and a cor rupt practice act under the provisions of the initiative. The petitions con tain more than the number of voters required by law. It is now assured that these laws will be submitted to, the voters at the general election in j November and all are assured of pass -1 age by a large vote. 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New Orleans, April 20.—Reports to day from inundated sections of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana continue to tell of the imperative need of food, clothing, medicine and other supplies for the thousands of home less. Tallulah, La., 20 miles from the Dog Tail crevass at Alsatia, is from 4 to 15 feet under water. Twenty towns are effected by the crevass at Beulah, which is more than 2,000 feet wide. Rescue parties relate narratives of pitiable scenes of distress. Five thou sand refugees are reported near Natehz and Vicksburg, Miss., where United States officials are distributing supplies. There has been much loot ing. A thousand or more negroes and white persons are reported in ma rooned gin houses, barns, housetops and in trees. About 100 white persons are hemmed in at a sawmill camp near Napanee, Miss., and are in danger of drowning. Three thousand negro refugees are at Benoit and Beulah with only meagre supplies. ' V yj'n reach 200 Fifteen Are Drowned. Greenville, Miss., April 20.—Fifteen persons are known to have been drowned last night near Benoit in the flood that came from the levee break between Benoit and Beulah, Miss. The loss of life in the delta, it is believed, Bijou Has Fine Show. The program put on Sunday night scored a big hit with the large au diences that saw it. Fagg & White have played nearly all the theaters on the Sullivan & Considine circuit.! They have a way of putting over their' songs and talk that makes a big hit! with the audiences, as was attested; by the prolonged applause. The views of the Titanic proved most Interesting and the other pic tures are all up to the usual standard. "The Bear Hunt Romance" is one of the most sensational pictures ever presented at the Bijou. The real bear is there and tne picture is a thriller from start to finish. The Leader A. J. NANGLE, Prop. Bargains in Men|s Suits We have decided to offer many at tractive values in our line of men's and boys' suits. Our line includes the natty 1912 styles, in the latest colors and designs. You can save money by looking our line over. Bedding Our buyer picked up a snap In a good grade of blankets and we are in position to give you the advantage of our lucky buy. We can out-sell all competitors in blankets. We also can make especially attractive prices on comforters. Shoes Men's and boys' shoes is an other item on which we are pre pared to undersell all competi tion, quality considered. Our line of shoes for men, women and children will command your attention in both price and quality. Calicos and Ginghams We have a large line of Calicos and Ging hams in all shades and designs, that bring greater prices elsewhere than we have mark ed them. A comparison of quality and price cannot help to sell these goods. i When you visit our store, don't fail to examine our ladies' ready-to wear garments—they will interest you. He Died. A merchant who had died suddenly left In his desk a letter to one of his correspondents, which he had not sealed. His clerk seeing it necessary to send the letter, wrote at the bot tom, "Since writing the above I have died."