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GRASS RANGE STOCKMAN ARE BECOMING APPREHENSIVE. I ! j ! ; ' | Favorable Weather in Eastern Part of the County Being Taken Advantag of By Farmers, Who Promise a Largely Increased Acreage This Season—Other Live News. (Special Correspondence to Democrat) Thomas Shaw and family were in town the first of the week. Thomas has had four four-horse outfits out during the past fall and winter, used in conveyance for the Milwaukee rail road surveyors, Mrs. A1 Hoyle, from Lewlstown, was a Saturday stage passenger. F. C. Finkbeiner, the Lewlstown land locator, was in town Friday with several eastern investors looking for land. Edward E. Smith, who was recently hurt, has resumed residence on his farm near Grass Range and will pur sue the art of agriculture in active shape. R. H. Slack, a farmer ten miles east of town, was in Friday and took out a load of farming implements. In the near future he expects to turn over sod with a gas tractor plowing out fit. Tena Sanderson, the popular post mistress, left for an extended fishing trip to Flatwillow creek in company with her parents and her brother, Ralph. J. G. Teney and Hugh Bowman, from Forest Grove, were business vis itors here Monday. Miss Gladys Kyte and Miss Zella Messner, former residents of Moore, Montana, have taken up their resi dence on homesteads north of town. John Rowley and son, Harvey, were in town Tuesday. Mr. Rowley, Sr., just returned from Lewlstown. The favorable weather of the past week has enabled the farmers to get a good start in garden preparation. Every farmer in the McDonald creek basin is taking advantage of the ex cellent seeding season. The large in crease of acreage this season accounts for the large sale of farming imple ments. Mrs. Ole Vinger recently took a The Power Me rcantile Company Grocery Department Is well equipped to handle your busi ness carefully and promptly. Every article we sell will be just as repre sented, and if you do not find it so we will refund you your money.::: Fair dealing and honest merchan dise is What made this store the largest in Central Montana. • • • • Power Mercantile Co. Lewis town, Montano trip to several Minnesota points, where she will spend an indefinite time visit ing old friends and relatives. Henry Siebert, the Elk creek sheep man, who has been spending some time in Lewlstown with his family,: returned to his ranch Wednesday. Some apprehension is felt among I tne relatives and friends of Ole Olson, ! thinking that he might have been j aboard the ill-fated steamer, Titanic, ! as it was known that he was about ; to return from Norway at that time. Ole is one of the substantial stock-: men living between Grass Range and ' Flatwillow. | W. C. Shaw, the Lewlstown locator,; was in town Tuesday with quite a number of eastern land seekers. Wm. Taylor and wife arrived in town a tew days ago enroute to Edge water, where they have taken up their permanent residence on their ranch, ! Mr. and Mrs. Taylor just concluded a honeymoon trip in the west. Sheriff Woods was in town Thurs day, accompaned by Wm. Lacock, both here on official business. T-, T, i Dr. Brugge reports the birth of a, daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Terry, about six miles north of ; town. Are You Thinking of Buying a Home?j i Then call and see us. We are in n| position to lend you a helping hand, We can save you money whether you pay cash or want time. It will cost you nothing to get our prices and ; terms. Did you know that every dol lar you spend for rent is gone for|.. keeps? Have you tried to study ouiJ a plan wnereby you could stop that little leakage? Call at our office and get our plans. Empire Land & Invest ment Company. 'Phone 456. Notice to Creditors. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the State of Mon tana, in and for the County of Fer gus. In the Matter of the Estate of Edgar | H. Stoll, Deceased.—Notice to Credi- j tors. j Estate of Edgar H. Stoll, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the under- 1 signed, Robert Sharp, the administra tor of the estate of Edgar H. Stoll, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four | months after the first publication of | this notice, to the said administrator, Robert. Sharp, at the law offices of Messrs. Ayers and Marshall, Lewis town, Montana, or to Messrs. Ayers and Marshall, attorneys for the said j estate, at their offices in the City of Lewistown, in the County of Fergus, and State of Montana. ; Dated April 30, A. D. 1912. ROBERT SHARP, ; Administrator of the Estate of Edgar j H. Stoll, Deceased. j Messrs. Ayers and Marshall, Lewis town, Mont., Attorneys for the Estate 1 of the Deceased. First publication April 30-4t [ OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND IN A WEEK NATIONAL LIFE OF MONTANA MAKES A RECORD IN FER GUS COUNTY. C. E. Traweek, of the firm of Ed wards & Traweek, general agents of the Natlona i Llfe insurance company „ . .. . 1 J ot Montana, with headquarters at Butte, came over from the big copper camp last week, and while not en gaged in prophesying numerous good ... „ , . . things lor Lewlstown and the Judith Basin, he was writing insurance foi his company. After spending a pleasant week here, yesterday morn . _ .. ing Mr. Traweek totaled the amount . aluuu ot P°l lc i es written up while here and found that the grand total exceeded j 100,000, which is somewhat of a rec ord lor a slngle weeks work, traweek attributes his success bere * 38 we H as in other sections in coni a Montana 'institution, con lbe state * to the fact that his Jlggest pany is trolled and officered by Montana men, who are identified with some of the business enterprises in the 8tate - be j ng a home institu tloa '. t le National Life of Montana b °,?! es p ari Z 8evera | clauses the lib violence, the amount payable to the beneficiary is to be double the face value of the policy. Second, in case of accidental deatli of the beneficiary of the policy while erality of which must appeal strongly to all who expect to provide for the future in the way of life insurance. Their "double indemnity" clauses con tain advantages that are offered by no other company. It is provided, first, that in the event of death by injury by external riding in or on any vehicle, public or private conveyance, the full face of the policy will be paid. In case of the permanent or total disability of the insured, the face value of the policy will be paid in ten equal annual installments, Another feature of the National Life of Montana is the fact that eacli policy has a sight draft attached to it for five per cent of the policy, which, in case of death of the insured, can be cashed at any bank, thus avoid ing the usual delay, Nearly Two Million in Five Months. That the people, of Montana have placed their seal of approval on the policy offered by the National Life of Montana is evidenced by the business done by the company. This company started business in August, 1911, and at the close of the year, December 31, 1911, the policies written showed a I flattering total of 11,806,000. Thus far this year more than 81,000,000 in poll ' cies have been written for the people ' of Montana. I Officers of the Company. David Hilger, of this city, is a mem I her of the board of directors and 1. I M. Hobensack is the local representa ; tive, while T. A. Berkin is the loan inspector. The other officers are all Montana men of standing and high repute as business men. They are as follows: President, A. J. Bennett, of Vir ginia City. Vice presidents, John Mac Ginnis, of Butte; Senator John E. Ed wards, of Forsyth; T. A. Lane, of Butte, who is also general manager; General Agents Edwards & Traweek, of Butte; Secretary John F. Davies, of Butte; Medical Director, Dr. T. C. Witnerspoon, of Butte. Invest in Montana. The National Life of Montana is a home institution in all the word im plies. All the monies accruing on in surance policies are invested in the state. Real estate mortgages and oth er gilt edge investments are made by the company in all sections of the state. Considerable money has already been invested along these lines in Fer gus county and many thousands of dollars more are sure to find their way into Fergus county from the same source. A Big Policy. One of the big policies written by Mr. Traweek, while here this week, was that of J. Stanley Smith, of Mar tinsdale, which was for $50,000.00. Mr. Smith was in the city preparing for a trip east, where he will intro duce a new invention of a sliding automobile door. Bijou Act Is Classy. The music lovers of this city were highly pleased with the program which was presented for the first time Sun day evening at the Bijou. The Three Musical Millers are without a doubt the best musical trio that has visited this city in many a day. Their line of singing and talking is also very good. Tne motion pictures and the Amer ican Press Association slides all are up to the usual high standard and go toward completing one of the best of the Bijou programs. Lend Us Your Ears. Did you know that Park Addition is one of the most attractive locations for dwellings in the city of Lewis town; that it is close in to the busi ness part of the city; that Fifth ave nue with its paved sidewalks extend through it; and that it contains a park, upon which the city is to spend $2, 500.00 annually for the next three years. Many new homes will be built in this addition during this sea son. As the city grows the values will go up, and up, and up. You know something about the great railroad movement that is about to take place in and around Lewlstown, and what effects it will have upon values. Then you will agree with us that this is the time to buy. Sixty-eight new lots have recently been surveyed out, mak ing a total of one hundred sixteen that we are now offering for sale In this beautiful part of the city. If you are looking for an investment, or a place for a home, call and let us show you this attractive property be fore you invest. If you will buy a lot we will build a home for you on the five-year plan. Lots 50x90. Prices from $300.00 to $750.00. One-third cash, balance on terms to suit pur chaser. Empire Land & Investment Company, Exclusive Agents. 'Phone 456. Order to Show Cause Why An Order Should Not Be Made for the Sale of Real Estate. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the State of Mon tana, in and for the County of Fer gus. In the Matter o'f the Estate of James W. Crowley and Henry M. Crowley, Minors.—Order to Show Cause Why An Order Should Not Be Made for the Sale of Real Estate. Elizabeth Crowley, the guardian of the person and estate of James W. Crowley and Henry M. Crowley, minors, having this day presented to this Court, and filed herein her peti tion, duly verified, praying for an or der of the sale of certain real prop erty belonging to the said above named minors, for the causes and rea sons therein set forth, and it appear ing to the satisfaction of this Court that it is necessary and expedient and beneficial to the said minors, that the said real estate, described in said petition, and for which the said guar dian asKs for an order of sale, and the whole thereof, be sold. Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered, that the next of kin of James W. Crow ley and Henry M. Crowley, minors, and all persons interested in the es tate of the said James W. Crowley and Henry M. Crowley, minors, ap pear before this Court, at the court room thereof, in the court house in Lewlstown, Fergus County, Montana, on Friday, tne 31st day of May, A. D. 1912, at the hour of ten o'clock a. m. of said day, then and there to show cause, it any they have, why an or der of this Court, as prayed for in said petition, should not be granted to the said guardian to sell the said real- estate of the said minors, as prayed for in said petition, at either public or private sale, for the pur poses mentioned in said petition, and as Elizabeth Crowley, guardian of said minors, shall judge to be for the best interests of the said estate of the said minors, and all persons interest ed therein. Reference to which peti tion is hereby made for further par ticulars. It is further hereby ordered, that a copy of this order be published at least once a week for three (3) suc cessive weeks, before said 31st day of May, A. D. 1912, in the Fergus County Democrat, a newspaper of general cir culation, printed and published in Lewlstown, Fergus County, Montana. Dated this 30th day of April, A. D. 1912. E. K. CHEADLE, Judge. Ayers & Marshall, Attorneys for Es tate. First publication April 30-4t NATHAUE SMITH WKi REPRESENT LOCAL NIGH CLOSE CONTEST BY YOUNG DE CLARERS AT HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM LAST NIGHT. Nathalie Smith was chosen last night to represent the Fergus County High school in the declamatory con test which will be participated in by representatives of all of the leading high schools of the state at Missoula at the time of the interscholastic meet in May. The contest to determine the local representative was held In the new high school gymnasium, this being the first public meeting held in the new building. The Winning Declamation. The subject of the winning decla mation is, "Nydia, the Blind Girl." Miss Smith showed a perfect mastery of the declaimer's art and will un questionably make a strong bid for the honors at Missoula. The cash prize was won by Roy Hanley, who recited a humorous selection, "Mr. Dooley on Microbes." The other de claimers and their subjects were as follows: Miss Hyacinth Rowley, "The Legent of Province." Ben Sherman, "Memories of '61." Miss Elizabeth von Tobel, "The Swan Song." Ronald Nichols, "The Pride of the Woods." All of the declaimers did excellently and are deserving of commendation lor the faithful manner in which they worked to land the honor of repre senting their school. President H. A. Moulton, of the high school board, presided during the eve ning, and the judges of declamation were as follows: Mrs. A. W. Warr, Miss Hazel Kaull, Oscar O. Mueller, T. T. Taylor and E. G. Ivins. The program was opened with a piano and violin selection by Misses Reuckert and Hanon, of the high school faculty, and closed with a selection by the girls' glee club of the high school. New Building a Beauty. After the exercises were over, the visitors were shown through the new gymnasium, which has just been com pleted at a cost of over $20,000. The first floor can be so opened up as to constitute one large auditorium ca pable of seating an audience of from five hundred to seven hundred peo ple. The high beamed ceiling and nu merous windows add to its capacious and sightly appearance. The room Is furnished with opera chairs, which can be quickly removed to make room for .the gymnasium apparatus, of which there is a large supply on hand. All entertainments, contests, commence ment exercises, etc., connected with or under the auspices of the high school in the future will be held there. The basement floor contains a fine swimming tank, shower baths, lockers, etc. It is stated that there is not a prettier or more perfectly appointed gymnasium owned by any educational institution in the state than this. Large Crowd for Missoula. In addition to the declaimer, Miss Nathalie Smith, Fergus county will be represented at the interscholastic meet by a debating team and a number of young athletes. The debaters are Misses Elsie Anderson and Ruth Berry and Joseph Cotton. This team had no difficulty in defeating all opponents in the severe elimination debates and will contest with the Bozeman team for state honors at the interscholastic. Teachers Are Chosen. At a meeting of the board of trus tees of the high school, held Satur day evening, two teachers were se lected. They are Elliott C. Lincoln, of Hingham, Mass., who will have charge of the department of English, and Miss Marjorie Wellington, of Southbridge, Mass., who will be the Latin teacher. Both of these teach ers come nighly recommended and will, no doubt, make good in their re spective departments. Judge Sanner Invited. Judge Sidney Sanner, of Miles City, has been invited to deliver the ad dress to the graduates at the com mencement exercises, which will be held June 13th. ODD FELLOWS HOLD (Continued from page 1.) first prizes and the consolation prizes fell to Mrs. Flora Stamper and Elling Johnson. Afterward a few informal remarks, extemporaneous and wise, and otherwise, closed a delightful eve ning, and it was a late hour when the merry crowd disbursed. W. E. Albright, of Moore, and F. J. Robinson, of Lewistown, accom panied by Mr. Wells, a mining ex pert from Denver, made a trip to the West Kendall, where, with J. H. Connelly and Pat Pender, they are looking over this mining property. It is well known that several bodies of ore have been opened up, some of high values, and further news regarding this already famous property is await ed with much interest. On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. M. J. O'Leary entertained at dinner Mesdames R. W. Jones, A. F. Fowler, T. R. Matlock, John Nearing, J. G. Kertz, William Tierney and little Lura McCormack. A dance was given in Hilger Thurs day night by the baseball enthusiasts of Hilger. A number went from Ken dall and all report a merry time. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thompson de parted on Friday, Mr. Thompson for Eagle Bend, Minn., while Mrs. Thomp son went to Spokane to visit her daughter. On their return they will make their home in Hilger. Miss Luella Fleming and her uncle, Phillip Saunders, drove to Lewlstown Friday to attend the Odd Fellows' banquet that evening. Like Real Life. "Does the hero marry the heroine at the end of all their troubles?" "No; at the beginning."—Judge. Report of the Condition -OF THE Empira Bank and Tiibt Company —at— Lewistown, in the State of Montana. At the close of business April 18, 1912. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts.....$354,417 47 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured............... 290 99 Bonds and Warrants .... 6.098 35 361,486 81 Banking house furniture and fix t-ires .. ........................... 38,500 0* Other real estate owned............ 1,175 70 Cash reserve in bank, viz: Specie ..................* 23.922 20 Currency.............. . 12.358 00 Due from banks and bank ers ...................... 147.944 54 Checks* other cash Item.. 175 25 Exchanges for clearing* house.................... 1.830 07 1 86.230 06 Tota!......... ............ .........*588.313 5T LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in ....*100.000 00 Surplus fund............. 16.000 00 Undivided profits less ex penses and taxes paid 4,129 00 130,128 0* Individual deposits sub ject to check............ 319,373 42 Demand certificates of deposit.................. 313 55 Time certificates of de posit..................... 42,503 24 Certified checks........... 355 87 Cashier's checks out standing ................ 236 23 Savings department de posits .................... 77.914 68 Dueto banks and bankers 27,486 58 468.183 57 Total............................. $588,312 »T STATE OF MONTANA. I County of Fergus. 1 hS ' I, Frank J. Hazen, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Frank J. IIazen, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th daj of April 1912. (Seal.) j, c. Mit.i.ek Notary Public for State of Montana residing at Lewistown.Mont. My commission expires February 1. 1915. Correct—Attest: M. L. 1 Woodman [ Directors. No. 7274 Report of the Condition -OF THE FIRST NATION All BANK OF LEWISTOWN -AT- LeWistoWn, in the State of Montana , At the close of business April 18, 1912. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts................*1. Overdrafts, secured and unsecured IT. S. bonds to secure circulation.. U. S. bonds to secure U. S. deposits Other Bonds to secure U.S. Deposits Bonds. Securities, etc............... Banking house, furniture and fix tures................................ Other real estate Owned............ Due from national banks (not re serve agents) ..................... Due from state and private banks and bankers, trust companies. and savings banks.............. Duo from approved reserve agents Checks and other cash items....... Exchanges fo- clearing house...... Notes of other National Banks..... Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents.......................... Lawful Honey Reserve in Bank, Viz: Specie.......................*90.814 75 Legal tender notes........ 18.500 00 Redemption fund with U. S. treas urer (5 per cent of circulation)... 078.392 04 4.447 38 200.000 00 25,000 00 5,000 00 23,893 23 13.500 00 9.220 99 24.381 36 164.967 80 48,798 38 13 75 1,260 93 6.485 0O 156 It 109,314 75 10,000 00 Total............................ $1,723,331 76 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in................$ 200.000 00 Surplus fund....................... 70.000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid.................... 12,197 17 National bank notes outstanding. 200,000 00 Due to other National Banks..... 21.38.' 66 Due to state- and private banks and bankers........................ 109,923 05 Dividends unpaid.................. 175 00 Individual deposits subject to check............................... *83.186 22 Demand certificates of deposit ■.... 8,189 78 Time certificates of deposit ........ 1*3,980 71 Certified checks.................... 88 34 Cashier'schecks outstanding....... 3.282 23 United States deposits............ 21,711 76 Deposits of U.S. disburs ing officers 4.414 84 Bonds Borrowed.................. 25,000 00 Total........... ............. .......$1,723,331 76 STATE OF MONTANA. I QQ ^ County of Fergus. 1 ss I, W. J. Johnson, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. „ , W. J. Johnson. Cashier Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2tftb day of April 1911. (Seal.) Wm. M. Blackford. Notary Public, for Montana. Correct—Attest: David Hilger ) Geo. W. Stond > Directors. B. E. Stack i CHARLIE RUSSELL r Coltskin Gloves, for the Puncher, Ranchman, Chauffeur and Driver. It's the best-wearing and most perfect fitting Glove made up to date. Made 'rom selected coltskins, entirely by hand. Finger seams on back of Glove Sent postpaid to any address for $1.TS. Absolute guarantee with every pair. JENSEN, WARDE & LLOYD CO Crcat Falls. Montana.