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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. VIII., No. 51. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 27, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS Copyright Hart Schaffner gt Marx You needn't be afraid to be seen any where wearing Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes; they'll be a credit to you wherever you go. We're glad to have men whom we clothe travel around some; it's good advertising for the town. All clothes don't do it; but these do. New spring suits and overcoats; in the latest models and fabrics Suits $18 and up Overcoats $16.50 and up LEWISTOWN This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Mark clothes TH£ quality store 518 MAIN STREET Lemons, per doz-------.— 3 pkgs. Corn Flakes- 10-lb. sacks corn meal. Post Toasties, package. 1 box macaroni....................... Baker's cocoanut, lb--- 4 cans oil sardines-- _ .30 - .25 - .35 _ .10 _ .65 _ .25 _ .25 _ .65 _ .25 _ .15 _ .15 Rood prunes, lb. 10c, 12^c and .15 5 box package matches- .20 10 bars Fels Naptha soap---.65 1 gallon corn syrup-------- 2 cans Empson's peas..... 1 can Empson's hominy. Good dried peaches, lb 25 bars Crystal White soap.. Puffed Wheat, package. 3 packages soda______ 3 packages corn starch. 3 lbs. gloss starch----- $1.00 .10 .25 .25 .25 .10 Small cans Pork and Beans Lewistown Belle flour, sack—$1.50 Give us your order for fruit for preserving Pint fruit Jars, dozen___________ .55 Quart fruit jars, dozen_ .85 WHITE WINGS BEATROUNDUP VISITORS BRING A STRONG TEAM HERE FOR THE RETURN SERIES. Lewistown Captures the First by a Score of Nine to Three and the Sea Yesterday's Game—An Easy Vic tory for Roundup. The Roundup ball team arrived here Saturday for a series of four games, expecting to get revenge for the de feat sustained by them at the hands of the White Wings in the series played at the coal camp. To accom plish the defeat of Lewistown, they secured Bradshaw, of the famous Logan Square team, Chicago, and Gravetti, the classy little Harlowton pitcher and shortstop, a strong lineup all the way through. But it was not to be. The visitors went up against an even stronger team than the one that beat them two out of three on their own grounds. The White Wings captured the first game by a score of 9 to 3 and the second by 9 to 4. The last half of the ninth was not played in either game. Bradshaw uses the under-hand de livery most of the time and plays for the corhers. He was rather wild in the first game and was hit freely after the first few innings. The support given him was ragged, costly errors being mixed in with brilliant fielding. Day was steady as a rock and the men behind him cut off whatever chance the visitors might have had for winning. Slocum was the umpire on balls and strikes in the first game and Carleton on bases. Their work gave general satisfaction. Game by Innings. First Inning—Wheelock, the first man up, struck out. "Iky" Nelson sent a sharp grounder to Ploof, who threw low, and the batter was safe. Conley got a base on balls. Gravetti flew out to Warren and Hudson was thrown out by Trowbridge. No runs. For Lewistown, McQuaid opened up with a hit to short, and beat the ball to first. Trowbridge was out, Brad shaw to first; Stevens drew a pass; Fink struck out. McQuaid went to third and Stevens to second. Ploof struck out. No runs. Second Inning—Toner, Jennings and Fletcher all whiffed in succession. For Lewistown, Warren made a nice hit past short, but later was put out at second. McKeen struck out. Day was hit by a pitched ball and took first. McQuaid went out on a fly to short. No runs. Third Inning—Bradshaw sent a fly over Day's head and reached first. Wheelock was hit by the ball and took first. Conley struck ckit. Nelson drew a pass. Gravetti hit one that went through McQuajd. A bad throw to Mc Keen let in two runs. Hudson sent a long fly to right, that Warren caught. Nelson attempted to run in from third, but was put out by Olafson. Warren sent in a beautiful throw from right into the catcher's mitt. Two runs. Trowbridge opened for the White Wings by striking out. Stevens again drew a pass, and Fink struck out. Ploof forced Stevens out at second. Fourth Inning—Toner sent a hot grounder to McQuaid, who retired him by a quick peg to first. Jennings hit safely to center and got two bases. Fletcher was out, Trowbridge to Mc Keen, and Bradshaw struck out. No In Lewistown's half, Warren flew out to second. McKeen walked, while Olafson hit safely to left field. Stevens sent a long one to right field that brought in McKeen and Olafson. Me Quaid struck out. Trowbridge was safe at first because the baseman dropped the ball. Stevens made a nice drive, scoring Day, and Fink followed with one to left that brought Trow bridge in. Ploof was out, Bradshaw to first. Four runs. Fifth Inning—Wheelock sent grounder to McQuaid, who made a bad throw, and Wheelock got to second. Nelson was out, Trowbridge to Me Keen. Conley went out on a foul back of third that McQuaid caught. Gra vetti was out, Ploof to McKeen. No runs. For Lewistown, Warren hit grounder to short, which was fumbled, and ue was safe. McKeen went out at first, but advanced the runner, and Olafson's hit past second sent him to third. In attempting to make home on Day's hit, the runner was put out. McQuaid hit safely, bringing in Olaf son, and Trowbridge's long drive to left field brought in Day. Stevens then distinguished himself by a hit that brought in both. McQuaid and Trowbridge. Fink hit safely to right field and Stevens reached third. He died there, Ploof going out on a fly to third. Four runs. Sixth Inning—Hudson went out, Mc Quaid to McKeen. McQuaid stopped Jennings' grounder, but threw low to first, and the batter was safe. Flet cher's hard fly was caught by Fink, and Bradshaw went out, McQuaid to McKeen. No runs. For Lewistown, Warren hit to Brad shaw and was out at first. McKeen was hit by a ball and took first. Olaf son and Day struck out. No runs. Seventh Inning—Wheelock went out on a fly to McKeen. Nelson went out, Trowbridge to McKeen, and Conley's fly was caught by Fink. In Lewistown's half, McQuaid walked, Trowbridge bunted and was out at first, while Stevens came to the front again with a two-bagger that brought in McQuaid. Fink went out, Bradshaw to first, and Ploof was out, second to first. One run. Eighth Inning—Gravetti grounded past third and reached second. Hud son's long fly was neatly nailed by Stevens. Toner flew out to Fink, and a passed ball at third, under the ground rules, let Gravetti in. Jen nings sent a long fly to deep center, which Stevens gathered in on the run. Fletcher went out, Trowbridge to Mc Keen. One run. For Lewistown, Warren made a nice hit to right and was safe. McKeen reached first on a grounder to short, but forced Warren out. Olafson struck out, and Day was out, Bradshaw to first. No runs. Ninth Inning—Bradshaw struck out, and Wheelock was out on a foul to Olafson. Nelson sent a fly to right that was caught by Warren. No runs. Second Game. Bradshaw went back in the box for the second game, while Duvall pitched for Lewistown. In the seventh, Gra vetti relieved Bradshaw. All the pit chers were touched up, but again the brilliant support given Duvall held the visitors safe at all times. Wheelock reached first, beating out McQuaid's throw. Nelson was out, McQuaid to McKeen. Conley hit safely to right, bringing in Wheelock. Gravetti struck out and Hudson flew out to Stevens. One run. McQuaid went out, Bradshaw to first. Trowbridge hit safely to left. Stevens went out on a fly to right, and Fink walked. Ploof batted out a (Continued on page 8.) Y E TO THE BASIN IMMIGRATION AGENT TIBBETTS ARRIVES HERE WITH PARTY —OTHERS COMING SOON. C. D. Tibbetts, traveling immigra tion agent for the Milwaukee, arrived here Thursday afternoon with a large party of home-seekers. Thirty mem bers of the party came from Aber deen, South Dakota, with a dozen from other localities. Mr. Tibbetts left for the east Satur day and will return early in Septem ber with another party. He states that good crops are the rule throughout the middle states and the farmers will all do well this season, but many of them are desirous of locating in Mon tana, believing this state affords more opportunities in an agricultural way. Mr. Tibbetts says everything indi cates a large immigration to this par ticular section in September and Octo ber, and those who come will be pre pared to locate in the Judith Basin if they can find farms that suit them. PLEAD NOT GUILTY ARE CHARGED WITH CATTLE STEALING—A DECREE OF DIVORCE GRANTED. Dean Parkinson and James Parkin son, arrested some time ago by Deputy Stock Inspectors Biglen and Dougherty, yesterday appeared in the district court and entered pleas of not guilty It is alleged that the Parkinson boys stole some stock belonging to neigh bors. Their bonds were fixed at $1,000 each. J. C. Huntoon appeared for the defendants. Divorces Granted. Judge E. K. Cheadle has granted a divorce in the case of Ida May Wil liams against David S. Williams, who were married at Neihart in 1904. Cruelty and failure to provide were the grounds. A decree was also granted in the case of Adah A. Wright against David M. Wright. Desertion was the ground on which a decree was granted in the case of Charles C. Stevens against Georgia Stevens. The parties were married at Hobson in 1810. E. G. Worden repre sented the plaintiff. Custody of a Child. In the case of Nipp against Nipp, in which the plaintff sued to secure the custody of a minor child, the Nipps having been divorced at Omaha last year, Judge Cheadle granted the peti tion. Start Work on the Santiago. A telephone message from Kendall to the Democrat states that Tom Heatherly arrived in that place yester day and started a bunch of miners to work this morning on the Santiago mine and the west side of the Barnes King. Mr. Heatherly says that the force of miners will be steadily in creased as the workings are opened up and that it will be but a short while before there will be a large number employed. The people of Ken dall are highly elated over the resump tion of work by the Barnes-King peo ple and all feel that the old camp is to experience a revival which shall make it once more one of the liveliest towns on the map. HEAD OF MILWAUKEE MAKES A LONG AUTO TRIP TO THIS CITY. Says Conditions This Summer Fully Confirm the Belief He Formed Sev eral Years Ago—Great Future for Lewistown—Party Spends Night Here, Going on Sunday Afternoon. President A. J. Earling; his son, George Earling; C. A. Goodnow, as sistant to the president; and Mr. Bar rett, of the traffic department of the Milwaukee, arrived here Saturday af ternoon, coming in by auto from near Melstone. The object of their visit was to make a general tour of inspec tion, and, passing through the country that will be reached by the extension of the road to Grass Range and later on to tlie main line on the Mussel shell, they had a good opportunity to see what is going on in the way of de velopment. All expressed themselves as very highly pleased with conditions in the Basin. President Earling said that what he had seen here this sum mer fully confirmed his judgment as to the Judith Basin when he first visited it, several years ago, and he believes there will be no let up in its advancement. Faith in Lewistown. Messrs. Earling and Goodnow are both satisfied with the progress being made on the Great Falls-Lewlstown line. They have the greatest confi dence in Lewistown, as will be shown during the next months in the develop ment of the Milwaukee's plan with reference to this city. The visitors spent Saturday after noon and night in this city and Sun day went out into the country. Sun day afternon they took the railway out to continue their trip over the main line to various points. to continue their trip over the main line to various points. STATE OFFICE HEAD OF THE LOCAL SCHOOLS STRONGLY ENDORSED FOR PO SITION ON STATE TICKET. Helena Man for United States Senator and Billings Booster for Governor Meet With Hearty Support From Fergus County Democrats—Kelly State Committeeman. At a well-attended county conven tion, held at the court house here yes terday, Prof. H. A. Davee, head of the local schools, was strongly endorsed for the nomination for superintendent of public instruction, and the twenty one delegates from this county will go to the state convention, which meets Thursday of this week at Great Falls, pledged to vote as a unit and work for Mr. Davee so long as his name shall be before the convention. The local candidate has much better than an even chance of being nominated, but the bunch from this county will com mence to make assurance doubly sure just as quickly as they get to the con vention city. Walsh and George. T. J. Walsh, of Helena, was also en thusiastically endorsed as a candidate for the nomination for United States senator, and W. B. George, of Billings, for the gubernatorial nomination. The delegation is instructed to vote as a unit for Walsh and George so long as their names shall remain before the convention. Ayers Is Endorsed. The judicial convention, called to se lect a candidate for judge of the Tenth judicial district, will also be held in Great Falls Thursday, and the local delegates are instructed to vote as a unit for Roy E. Ayers, the brilliant young local attorney, for that position. It is understood that the Meagher county delegates will also be for Mr. Ayers, so his nomination is therefore assured. Kelly Is Committeeman. H. J. Kelly, of this city, was unani mously selected state committeeman from this county. A number of dele gates took occasion to compliment Mr. Kelly for his loyalty to the democratic cause and his activity in promoting the best interests of that organization since his arrival here, more than ten years ago. Jewell Is Chairman. The convention was called to order in the court-room at 10:30 by Chair man Ayers, of the county committee, Secretary to B. H. Foley. John J. Jewell, of Hob son, was unanimously chosen tem porary chairman and made a neat ad dress upon taking the chair. R. S. Zahniser was chosen temporary secre tary. Committees Chosen. Committees were then chosen ns fol lows: Credentials—Al. Fickes, Joel Haw kins and V. F. Dusek. Rules, Permanent Organization and Order of Business—R. S. Zahniser, J. 1. Harris and Cluvs. J. Marshall. Resolutions—H. J. Kelly, E. W. Met tler and C. W. Buntin. To Recommend Delegates to State Convention—F. R. Cunningham, C. A. Drinkard and Roy E. Ayers. Committee Reports. After a short adjournment, the edi tion was again called to order and the report of the committee on permanent organization and order of business pre sented and adopted. 1. B. Kirkland was chosen permanent chairman and R. S. Zahniser, permanent secretary. Adjournment was then taken until 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Afternoon Session. The convention was not called to order until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The report of the credentials commit tee was read and adopted. The report of the committee on delegates to tin state convention was read and adopt ed. II. J. Kelly was elected state com mitteeman by acclamation. The port of the committee on resolutions was read and adopted unanimously A vote of thanks to the retiring state committeeman, John B. Ritch, who has worked faithfully and zealously repre sented the local democracy, was ten dered by the convention. This com pleting the work of the convention, ad journment, sine die, was taken. We, the democrats of Fergus county, in convention assembled, take this op portunity of congratulatng the de mocracy of the nation upon the ex (Continued on page 8.) WILL SHIP STEERS TO MARKET THIS WEEK THE POWER OUTFIT AND SILVER THORNE AND ANDERSON WILL MAKE UP BIG TRAIN. According to all accounts, cattle are in splendid shape all over Fergus county right now, and because of this and the high prices prevailing, ship ments will begin earlier than usual and will probably be cleaned up in less time than usual. It is expected that about the same number of steers will be shipped this season as last, al though a lot of beef will be held back to supply the large demand from the numerous railway construction camps during the fall and winter. The first big shipment will go out from here tomorrow or next day, when the Power outfit will ship thirty cars of fine steers. They will be loaded at Hilger. At the same time, Sllverthorne and Anderson will ship out eight cars, loading at Lewistown. This will make a cattle train of thirty-eight cars. DILLON'S GREAT BALL BRYD, HELENA UNION LEAGUE PITCHER, WITH THE VISITORS —TOURING STATE. The Dillon ball team, a semi-pro or ganization and the fastest one in the state, with the possible exception of the Butte Independents, started Sat urday night on a tour of the state, ex pecting to clean up everything in sight and wind up by defeating the Butte Independents, thus cinching the cham pionship. They began a series at Boze man Sunday. Thursday they will be at Roundup for a series, and will ar rive here Saturday for a series of five games, beginning Sunday. The Dillon team is the highest salaried organization in the state and has won clean-cut victories over the Butte and Ogden Union league teams. They will have three stars on the pitching staff, including Richards, the regular twirler, and Byrd, of the Hel ena Union league team and one of the best pitchers with that organization. Helena has Bryan, Maloney, Keenan and Powers, and, with the season near ing an end, .was able to let Byrd go for this tour. The Dillon team is accompanied by its regular physician, Dr. H. T. Ash lock; and E. D. Duffy, one of Dillon's most prominent attorneys; C. S. Bal linger and Thomas Scott, prominent Dillon business men. E. M. Berry, manager of the team, and Mrs. Berry, also make the state tour. Plans have been arranged for a series at Dillon after this tour, when Dillon will meet an all-star team from the Union league, captained by Stovall, of Butte. Resigns As Manager. I. H. Gaither has tendered his resig nation as manager of the local office of the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph company, but will remain in charge until his successor arrives. Mr. Gaither has made many friends during his residence here and he may edcide to remain here and engage in some other business. DEAF IN MAIN STREET REALTY THE LOUIS LANDT PROPERTY, AD JOINING FAD, BOUGHT BY H. H. LANG. MM MAN 10 BID Will Erect Fine Business Block on Site —Consideration Over Twenty-one Thousand—Another Big Deal in Main Street Property Pending—De mand for Lots. The most important deal in busi ness property that lias been made in a considerable time was closed up yesterday, according to reliable re ports, II. II. Lang, superintendent of the Kendall mine, purchasing the Landi property, on Main street, ad joining the Lang block and extending to the new Richards building, having a frontage of fifty feet on Main street, with a depth of ninety feet to the alley. Outside of corner property, this Is one of the most valuable sites on Main street, and it is understood that Mr. Lang will, as soon as possible, erect a handsome block there. Mr. Landt had owned this property since the early days and the two wooden buildings now standing there, one occupied as a tin shop and the other by Mrs. Rose's restaurant, are among the oldest landmarks in the city. Their disappearance and the erection of a modern business block will be a notable improvement. The consideration was, it is said on excellent authority, $21,500. Another Deal Pending. Another deal for a valuable piece of Main street business property is about closed up, but until the final details are disposed of, the particulars are not given out. Tills transaction will mean another handsome business block for Main street. A Sharp Demand. Due probably to the railway develop ments of the past few days, there has been a sharp demand for residence property in town during the past three or four days and at. least half a dozen sales have been made, with several more on the verge of being closed up. Residence property is held at rather low prices, as compared with business property, Just now, and men of means ire evidently inclined to buy before the big movement that appears to have set in results in a marked advance in prices. VISIT JUDITH BASIN MEN INTERESTED IN WATER POW ER DEVELOPMENT MAKING A TOUR OF MONTANA. A number of prominent eastern cap italists who are interested in the local electric light and power company were in Lewistown last night, having driven over from Great Falls. They left this morning for Billings by auto. The party included Frederick Strauss, a partner in the banking firm of J. & W. Seligman, New York City; C. W. Wetmore, head of a big elec tric company of Detroit; G. F. Canfield, one of the leading attorneys of New York; T. L. Carson, president of the North Butte Mining company and prominent in New York financial circles; and Max Hebgen, president •> the Lewistown Light & Power com pany. All of these gentlemen are mem bers of the financial group which con trols practically all of the water pow er in Montana and they are making an exhaustive examination of the var ious properties. The visitors were tendered an in formal reception at the Judith club rooms last evening and met a large number of business men. All ex pressed themselves as surprised be yond measure at the development of the Judith Basin which they had an opportunity of seeing as they drove by auto from Great Falls. To a repre sentative of the Democrat, Mr. Strauss said: "We are simply amazed at what we have seen today in this marvelous country. None of us ever dreamed that you had a country over here of such magnificent extent, such apparent fertility and such development. We were given another agreeable surprise when we drove into this beautiful lit tle city. With such a country sur rounding you, with your wonderful railway development and the things which are under contemplation by the great power companies affecting this particular territory, Lewistown is cer tain to develop into one of the most rapidly-growing cities in the North west."