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ON THE ROAD (Continued from page 1.) verted over it after the Lewistown Great Falls line i3 completed. Ballast Hilger Line. When the big crew employed south of Lewistown completes the work be tween here and Judith Gap, they will be put to work ballasting and laying heavier steel on the Hilger line, which will thus be put in the best of shape this summer. Good News to Contractors. Great Falls Tribune: "The announce ment of President Earling that the Milwaukee company will start work on its extension to this city within a month is very good news to me and to every other contractor," said D. J. Burke, of Lewistown, who is in the city for a few days, having come over with David Hilger to attend the ban quet to the eastern capitalists given Monday evening by the board of com merce. Mr. Burke is a railroad con tractor and has the distinction of hav ing built the first stretch of road which the Milwaukee company con structed in Montana, being the con tractor who put in the 38 miles be tween Forsyth and the county line to the east. "We can't tell w'lio will be the lucky ones in bidding on this work," said Mr. Burke, "but one thing is certain and that is I will be one of the bidders FARM-MORTGAGE LOANS Empire Land & Investment Company. LEWISTOWN, - . MONTANA C.C. JEFFREY Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS SADDLES TURF GOODS Etc. All Repairs Given Prompt Attention Sign of the Big Collar 109 Main St. STALLION FOR SALE Say, Brother Horsemen: Do you want to buy a seal brown Per cheron stallion, weight 1900 pounds, four years old next June. I have some high bred road horses to sell; also, one twenty-horsepow er gasoline engine, in good shape, to sell or trade. The above are for sale at my ranch seven miles west of Lewistown and one and one-halt miles north of Glengary. Address L. Henderson Box 666, Lewistown, Mont. If not sold he will make the stud season of 1912 at my ranch north of Glengary. Quick Deat For Gophers Gopher* cost yon big money. At 10c each they cost $50 to $100 in a 40-acre field. Let us tell you the figures. You certainly would rather have the money in your pocket. You can't afford to keep gopher* on your farm. Here is a poison that is easy to use, sure in results, and most economical for killing gophers. Its odor is attractive to them and they eat it in preference to grain. And two grains kill them quick. Mickelson's Kill-Em-Qulck Gopher Poison comes in powdered form, put up In ^two sizes—76c and $1.36. The $1 36 W box contains enough to kill 4.000 w gophers—enough to save you $400.00. i It's worth e trial, as you stand to lose nothing. Kill-Em-Qulck is sold under the manufacturer's guarantee of satisfaction or money track. C. H. Williams, Leading Druggist Sfc, Lewistown, Mont. when bids are called for. It has not been announced how the matter will be handled but if they push the work according to usual Milwaukee meth ods, it is quite likely several will have a share." Mr. Burke was asked if he thought the construction could be completed m a year and he smiled and replied: "Well the Milwaukee company built 2200 miles in three years and it seems reasonable they should be able to com plete something less than 140 miles in a year and when, too, the work to be done is less difficult than much of the bigger undertaking." FIERCE FIRE RAGED. a Coal Bunkers of Titanic Seethed With Flames From Time of Its Departure. New York, April 24. —The White Star liner Titanic was on fire from the day she sailed from Southampton. Her officers and crew knew it, for they had fought the lire for days. 'inis story, told for the first time today by the survivors of the crew, who were sent back to England on hoard the Red Star liner Lapiand, was only one of the many thrilling tales of the first—and last—voyage of the Titanic. "The Titanic sailed from Southamp ton on Wednesday, April 10, at noon," said J. Dilley, fireman on the Titanic, who lives at 21 Milton road, Newing ton, London, North, and who sailed with 150 other members of the Ti tanic's crew today on the Lapland. "i was assigned to the Titanic from the Oceanic, where 1 had served as a fireman. From the day we sailed the titanic was on fire and my sole duty, together with 11 other men, had been io light that fire. We had made no headway against it. "Of course, sir," he went on, "the passengers knew nothing of the fire, uo you thiuk, sir, we'd have let them Know about it? No, sir." "The lire started in Bunker No. 6. There were hundreds of tons of coal stored there. The coal on top of the hunker was wet as all the coal should nave been, but down at the bottom of the - bunker the coal had been per mitted to get dry. "'llie dry coal at the bottom of the pit took fire, sir, and smoldered for days. The wet coal on top kept the flames from coming through, but down in tiie bottom of the bunker, sir, the liames were a raging. "Two men from each watch of stokers was told, sir, to fight that fire, f lie stokers, you know, work four hours at a time, so 12 of us was fight ing flames from the day we put out of Southampton until we hit the damned icebery. "No, sir, we didn't get that fire out, and among the stokers there was talk that we'd have to empty the big coal hunkers after we'd put our passengers off in New York, and then call on the fire-boats there to help us put out the fire. "But we didn't need much help. It was right under Bunker 6 that the icebery lore the biggest hole in the Titanic, and the Hood of water that came through put out the fire that our ions and tons of water hadn't been able to get rid of. "The slokers were beginning to get alarmed over it, hut the officers told us to keep our mouths shut—they didn't want to alarm the passengers." Pick Up Eight. Los Angeles, April 24.—The lifeboat in which Mrs. Joan Jacob Astor, Mrs. C. M. Hays and Mrs. Walter M. Clark were rescued from the Titanic, was one boat at least, that in turn rescued men from the water after the Titanic went down, according to the story told by Mrs. Clark, who arrived here today. Her young husband, who was the only son of J. Ross Clark, vice president of the Salt Lake road and the nephew of former Senator W. A. Clark of Montana, was drowned. Mrs. Clark said that when it was proposed to return to the ship and fill the lifeboat, which could hold possibly 15 more persons, some of the women grew hysterical. "They even went so far as to im pede the rowers," she said. "Mrs. Astor, however, among others, insist ed that tne boat return to the sinking ship, but as we approached her the Titanic sank. We rowed about the scene all night and picked up eight men from the water, two of whom subsequently died of exposure, and one lost his mind. We worked over them all night, the women taking off their coats and furs to provide warmth for them. "I am sure that we saw three or four fishing smacks in the vicinity. We knew they were not other life boats, as lights could be seen higu above as if on masts." Deerfield Notes. Farmers are busy putting in spring crops. Miss Agnes Barta, of Ross' Fork, visited at the Kojetin home last week. Fish Bros, purchased an Interna tional gas tractor of Chas. Rook. Joseph and Antone Barta have each erected a neat little house on their homesteads. John Llnhart, of North Dakota, who rectntly filed on a homestead in this vicinity, is building a new house and expects to move his family here soon. Frank Taylor, of the Upper Judith River, was here on business last week. He has purchased a new Rumley plow ing outfit and expects to do some plowing in the vicinity. Quite a crowd attended the dance given in the Kojetins new house and all enjoyed a good time. Frank Barta and Miss Josephine Tucek visited at the Shimaceks home Monday of last week. Seeding is in full blast. Geo. Hunter made a business trip to Moccasin Monday. Joseph Kostohris is building a new house. Mr. and Mrs. John Kojetin were Lewistown visitors Monday, retur ning Tuesday. James Tucek has secured employ ment at the Barta Bros, ranch. Frank Barta and Miss Josephine Tucek were pleasant callers at the Shumacek home. m ACTIVE WEEK IN DISTRICT COURT WRIGHT GETS ONE YEAR AND OWENS DRAWS A SIMILAR SENTENCE. This lias been a rather busy week in the district court and the docket is being cleared with unusual speed. All the criminal business has been dis posed of and many of the civil cases have been tried, while others have been dismissed until the court has reached cases set originally along as far as May 15th. The court is oc cupied this afternoon with the case of Ray & Cameron vs. Fitzwater, an action to recover on a note. Jury Out Nineteen Hours. The case of the Judith Basin Com mercial Co. vs. Melvin Busenburg was a rather complicated affair and it re quired some nineteen hours for the jury to decide it. The case grew out of the perfidy of one Hans Jensen, who contracted numerous debts, as signed his holdings to Busenburg and tnen hied himself to parts unknown. The plaintiff showed to the satisfac tion of the jury mat Jensen made the transfer with intent to defraud his creditors and the verdict was ren dered accordingly. • Pleads Guilty. After claiming to be Innocent in the preliminary hearing, C. Z. Owens, also known as Jack Dennis, yester day pleaded guilty to having had a hand in holding up a man named Osborne last February, after a dance. He was given one year in the peni tentiary. Owens gave the county at torney information which led to the swearing out of a warrant for the arrest of a man named Nash as an accomplice in the holdup. The vic tim was relieved of something over $9.00. Alleged Land Fraud. Josef Kohout, a Bohemian, was ar rested last week for obtaining money under false pretenses, his scheme be ing one of the smoothest discovered in this section for many weeks. Kohout set up in business here as a land locator and soon got into com munication with his fellow country men in otner sections of the country. He advertised liberally in eastern Bohemian papers and it is evident that quite a large number "fell" for his scheme. According to the smooth swindler, he was in a position to lo cate settlers on government land and at the same time save them the ex pense of taking a trip to the home stead upon which they were to locate. All that was necessary was to send ivaliout a trilling fee of fifteen dol lars and he would "register" them, which was equivalent to cinching a fine homestead. Upon the receipt of tho $15, the victim would receive from Kahout a description of the land which he had registered tuem for, together with as surances that everything was thus at tended to and they had only, to await their leisure before coming out to set tle permanently. Frank Noventy was one of Kaliout's victims and lie decided to come out and see what he had drawn by the "registration" method. When he pre sented himself at the U. S. land office and presented the description of the land which he innocently believed was already his except for the formality of taking possession, he was quickly disillusioned and thereupon laid his story before County Attorney Mar shall, who swore out a warrant for Kohout's arrest. One Year for Negro. Scott Wright, the negro who slashed Jack Bartz, a cab driver, severa> months ago, was found guilty of as sault in the second degree after a trial last Tuesday and his punishment was fixed at one year in the peniten tiary. This was the negro's second trial during the present jury term of the district court, the first having re sulted in a hung jury. Six Months for West. The case of State vs. West wa3 tried Friday and resulted in a verdict of guilty, the defendant being sen tenced to six months' confinement in the county jail. West was charged with assault committed against Steve Sloan in this city. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. James M. Stafford, one of the pio neer merchants of Hilger, was in this city transacting business yesterday. T. A. Matlock, for many years a merchant in Kendall, has purchased a building in the new town of Hilger and will move his store over there at once. C. B. Ainsworth, assistant cashier of the First State Bank of Hilger and secretary of the live commercial club in the new town, is in the city on business today. David Hilger, who attended the ban quet given by the business men of Great Falls in the Electric City Mon day night in honor of the big party of Milwaukee officials and other big east ern financiers, arrived home Wednes day evening, ne states that Great Falls is greatly excited over the an nuoncement by President Earling that railway construction work is to begin at once on the Lewistown-Great Falls line and that the live boosters of that place are predicting an unprecedented increase in population and commercial importance for their city during the next few years. Mr. Hilger is of the opinion, however, that Great Falls will not reap quite all of the benefits from the Milwaukee railroad construction, but that Lewistown is going to ad vance quite as rapidly as her sister city at the other end of the line. Eugene Howe, who resides on Beaver creek near the Snowies, was in the city Saturday. He brought in a sample lot of potatoes which were ground all winter and they Mr. Howe in the were in perfect condition. says that he was unable to get all of his potatoes dug last fall before the freeze. — - and notwithstanding the fact that the thermometer registered close to 30 be low on several occasions during the winter, the potatoes were dug week and none of them were frozen.' This is accounted for by the fact that; the snow covered the ground just be fore tne freeze and the ground re m.lined covered ail winter thus nrn nidinca covered an winner, inus pro The freeze came in fictnher ° C i 0b *f re tecting the potatoes from the frost. It is not unlikely that many other farmers will find potatoes left in the ground in the same well preserved condition, if they take the trouble to investigate. Miss Margaret May Phillips and' Mr. Hiram J. Bristol, two well-known young people of this city, were in marriage last Wednesday at high noon at the home of the bride's parents on West Washington street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George Edwards, of Great Falls, in the presence of a few immediate relatives and friends of the contract ing parties. Miss Inez Nlckey acted as bridesmaid and Charles M. Pollock was best man. Miss Elizabeth Phil lips, the bride's sister, played the wedding march. A. delightful wedding breakfast was served following the ceremony. The bride and groom took the afternoon train for a short wedding trip, after which they will make their home on the groom's ranch near Moccasin. The bride is the daughter of former Mayor Samuel Phillips and wife and was born and raised in Fergus county. She is a! most charming and accomplished young woman. The groom is well and most favorably known here, where he was employed by the Judith Hardware company for a number of years. He is a steady, industrious young man and is looked upon as one of the sub-; stantial citizens of the county. The; Democrat joins with a host of friends in congratulations and best wishes. Age of Organization. New Boarder—Well! well! This Is the first place I've struck where they have preserved strawberries and peach jam instead of stewed prunes. Old Boarder—All owing to organiza tion, my boy. We boarders have a mutual protective association, with iron clad rules and heavy penalties. "O, ho! You kicked against prunes, did you?" "Not much we didn't. We passed a law that whenever prunes came on the table every member should eat a quart or pay a $10 fine. That settled it. The landlady found prunes too ex pensive."—New York Weekly. Safe. "The next time you spill your coffee on the table-cloth, don't try to hide it by setting the cup on it. I will no tice it anyway when I clean up." "Yes, but I am in the office by that time. '—Meggendorfer Blaetter. ^1 YOU CAN BUY IT ( Zl II BA PER he 1 )ntaf tal AT [urn b Company Over 500 houses in Lewistown have been built Cheaper and Better by the Montana Lumber Co.'s Way. Mil We are taking photos of all the Montana Lumber Til Company's houses, which will be on display in the Lewistown office. Drop in and look them over, you will be able to get suggestions that will help you in building any kind of a house. :: :: :: 2: Look for this sign all over the Judith Basin The Montana Lumber Company Sb j turned to this office j _J__ CIllC QTflPlf C4DU rnn OUT last;ITllL OIUUIV lAnlfl rUli oALt nN _._ v T cdh» tA5Y TERMS, Milwaukee road, within one mile A * . , „„ goo d country school. 400 acres broken, and 400 acres more of tillable land Lo8t - I, A bla ,£ k rug muff ,n or near Lew lstow ° Easte «- Sunday. Reward if re ON EASY TERMS. 1270 acres of land, three miles from Milwaukee road, within can be broken; 60 acres of winter wheat, 200 head of cattle or more, 900 head of sheep or ewes, about 700 j lambs, 12 head of horses and colts, 4 sets of harness, 10 brood sows and j a h°ut 70 head of pigs, 200 chickens, united'ducks, 6 turkeys, 3 geese, 1 self binder, 2 mowers, 2 rakes, leased sec tion of school land adjoining and good range near, 2 wagons and hay racks, 2 buggies, 2 bob sleds or sleighs, 3 riding plows, 1 double disc, 1 disc Out they come! Light as a feather—delicious, appetizing biscuits, cakes, muffins and hun dreds of other inviting dishes—everything just right. With K C Baking Powder the results are sure and certain. There is no guess-work. You Know beforehand the family will be pleased with your efforts. For when you use KG BAKING POWDER bake-day troubles disappear like magic—and what was formerly a day of doubt is now one of pleasure. K C Baking Powder safeguards the health of your family by insuring light, digestible food. And the price is right—25 ounces for 25 cents. Send for the K C Cook's 'Book — it's FREE. The K C Cook's Book , containing 90 tested , easily-made recipes , sent free upon receipt of the colored certificate packed in 25 cent cans. Send it today. Jaques Mfg. Co., Chicago 22 .. . ! and grain on the place if purchased | before June [ pulverizer, 1 harrow, 1 roller, 1 saw 1 in S machine, 1 feed grinder, 1 gas en Bine. 5 horsepower; 1 fanning mill, 1 ; blacksmith outfit of tools, 2 houses with springs near, 2 granaries, 1 good barn with spring creek running by, 2 cattle sheds, 1 sheep shed for 3,000 1 sheep in capacity, 2 chicken houses, u 11 househ °ld furniture excepting ! bedding and family pictures, all hay 1st, 1912; pastures all well fenced with woven wire, all goes with the land. Best buy In Fergus county, Montana. $10,000.00 cash, $10, 000.00 on December 1, 1912, and bal ance of purchase price payable tu three years, with interest at 6 per cent per annum. Any one desiring this fine stock farm, well equipped, with all stock, farm machinery, etc., call or write, D. J. KANE, Lewistown, Montana Everytmng in loose leaf line at the Democrat Supply Dept.