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LIVESTOCK AND AGRICUL TURAL EXHIBITS. HILL OFFERS SPECIAL CUP Splendid Program of Running Races Is Assured—Many Speedy Horses Already Entered—Special Enter tainment Feature—Exhibit for Com ing Land Show. The big feature of the Fergus county fair is to be held here September 9-14 will be the livestock and agricultural exhibits. It is true that the racing program will be by far the best ever witnessed in this part of the state, but the regular departments will simply be brought into such prominence by the excellence and variety of the ex hibits that this part of the fair will not be in any danger of being over shadowed by the sports. F. A. Bennett, of Benchland, who will have charge of the livestock de partment, is working with energy and has awakened much interest in this feature. He will look after everything personally and says that the outlook is most satisfactory. Special Prize. Secretary G. E. Mathews, of the fair association, has received the follow ing telegram from E. C. Leedy, gen eral immigration agent for the Great Northern: "Mr. Mill will be glad to give fifty dolars silver trophy cup for best in dividual agricultural exhibit at county fair, also award fifty each first and second prize ribbons to be distributed among individual agricultural exhibits. Advise." Mr. Mathews immediately wired an acceptance of Mr. Hill's offer. Special Attraction. As a special entertainment feature, the association has engaged the great James, high-wire performer and orig inator of the Russian fire dive, a thrill ing and spectacular feature. The Races. Mr. Mathews will get over to Butte in a few days and interest a number of uorsemen in the race meet. The program will consist entirely of run ning events this year, with five races carded for each day. Already over thirty flyers have been entered and Mr. Mathews expects to see at least fifty runners of class entered. The stables now represented are those of Dawson, Anderson, Dean and Seifred. For the Land Show. Commissioners Charley Wentworth and J. H. Surprenant have been hard at work for weeks past securing grains and other products for the Fergus ex hibit at the Helena state fair and the great land show at Minneapolis this fall. The county has made an appro priation of $1,000 and Mr. Mathews has raised over $1,000 by private subscrip tion. He intends to bring this up to $2,000, which will make a total of $3, "The Third Degree." Mystical, mysterious, misunderstood, the third degree takes vague shape in many minds as a shadowy something of horror, to which half-fainting wrong-doers are subjected by inhuman police oificiats, with night as an ally, in the evil-smelling jail cells of a for bidden station-house. 8cene in "The Third Degree," Culver Opera House, September 9 and 10. The third degree, indeed, has been termed the police inquisition. This would not be a bad definition if it be understood that the victim's torture is of the mind, the heart, the soul, rather than of the body. There used to be days when Ameri can cities were the scenes of shock ing physical brutality practiced as 000 for the land show and insure an adequate exhibit from Fergus county. Mr. Mathews intends to attend the state conventions of the political par ties to endeavor to secure the adoption of a plank favoring publicity work in each of them. Drama at Culvers'. The Lewis Stock company opened at Culvers' theater Sunday night to a large audience and gave a very satis facotry performance. Last evening the strong drama of love and politics, "The Will of the People," was present ed, and pleased the audience even ; more than the opening bill, those in ; the cast, Fred Stein, Wilfred McKay, ; W. E. Dawes, Pete Clark, Grace Ray i mond and Dorothy Nash, all acquitting themselves most creditably. There | will be a change of program each night during the week and this evening one of the most popular dramas in the i company's repertoire will be present ; ed. This organization carries its own orchestra and the plays are all well i staged. The engagement closes Sat urday night. Deserves Its Success. 1 One of the most prominent and : worthy attractions at the Culver opera ' house, Sept. 11th and 12th, will be j the United Play company's production J of Charles Klein's remarkable success, J "The Lion and the Mouse." Few i dramas produced during the past | twenty-five years have enjoyed the triumph accorded this great play, founded on the conditions that sur round the workings of the trust and money kings of today. The standard reached by Henry B. Harris as a pro ducing manager will be maintained in the coming engagement of "The Lion and the Mouse," and it would seem that little more recommendation should be necessary. Buys the Pioneer Buffet. Joseph Heaney, former alderman from the Second ward, and C. W. Cooper closed a deal Friday by which they become the proprietors of the Pioneer Buffet, in the old Mackey building. They are now in charge of the establishment. BEAT ROUNDUP (Continued from page 1.) grounder that brought in Trowbridge and Fink. Warren followed with a hit that brought in Plool', and McKeen reached first on a hit to left field, j Olafson went out on a fly to first. 1 Three runs. I Roundup did not score again until | the sixth, when Conley opened the pro ceedings with a two-bagger, went to I third on Gravetti's sacrifice and came in on Hudson's grounder to Trow bridge, who threw the runner out at first. Jennings went out, McQuaid to McKeen. The visitors scored one run in the eighth and another in the ninth. Lewistown got two more men across in the fifth. Duvall made a safe hit and was followed by McQuaid with a two-bagger, but Duvall was put out be tween bases. Trowbridge went out, Bradshaw to first. Stevens walked, and Fink's drive to the fence brought in McQuaid and Stevens. Ploof went out, Gravetti to first. part of the third degree. There are stories, part truth, part exaggeration, known to those brought into contact with police tradition, of defiant sus pects who have been beaten senseless, who have had their teeth knocked out, who have been starved until so rave nous they would say anything for food, who have been kept without sleep until on the brink .of madness. But such is not the third degree of today. In the worst days of the third degree pnysical violence was not used as a generality. It was a distinct ex ception. But today physical torture has been almost abolished, largely due to the exposures and scandals re sulting from some fragrant cases of third degree application. In the sixth the White Wings piled up four more scores. Warren hit safe ly to left. McQuaid was out, Bradshaw to first. Olafson made a two-bagger to center, bringing in Warren. Duvall got to first on a grounder to second, McQuaid brought in Olafson on a hit to center and Trowbridge sent a fly to left field, which was muffed, and Du vall scored. Stevens flew out to cen ter. Fink sent out a two-bagger, scoring McQuaid. Ploof struck out. Different Yesterday. At yesterday's game a different story was told. The contest was as one sided as either of Sunday's games, but this time it was Lewistown that got the walloping. The final score was 13 to 3, in lavor of Roundup. The downfall of the White Wings may be attributed to the fine work of Druhut, the former big leaguer, who has been pitching this season in the Union league. Time and again he dashed the hopes of the fans by striking out the heavy-stickers. Naturally this fine work encouraged the Roundup team and they fielded better than on the opening day, while they fell upon War ren in the third, getting one run, add ing another in the fourth and in the fifth drove him out of the box, scoring five runs in that inning. Day relieved him, but as he pitched a hard game Sunday, he was not in form and he, too, was batted hard; McNamara, who played at short for the Butte Inde pendents, coming here Sunday night to play third for the White Wings and making his first appearance in a Lew istown uniform yesterday, finally suc ceeding Day for the finish. While Roundup was piling up runs) Lewis town was blanked for seven consecu tive innings. Then Jimmy McQuaid landed on one of Druhut's curves, driv ing the ball over the fence and against Frank Wright's house. As luck would have it, there was no one on bases when this happened, but it started a rally and three runs were scored. After that, with the bases full, Ste vens sent a hot fly, which seemed too high for the second baseman and looked good for two bags. The base man gave an exhibition of nigh jump ing and speared the pill, making two out, and the next batter fanned. Following are the scores: First Game. LEWISTOWN— AB R H PO A E McQuaid, ss............. 4 2 1 1 3 1 Trowbridge, 2nd ... 3 2 1 0 5 0 Stevens, cf........ ... 3 0 2 2 0 1 Fink, If................... 5 0 2 1 0 1 Ploof, 3d...................... 5 0 0 0 1 1 Warren, rf................ 5 0 2 3 1 0 McKeen, 1st ... 2 1 0 11 0 1 Olafson, c......... 4 2 2 9 0 0 Day, p.„.......................... . 4 2 1 0 3 0 35 9 11 27 14 5 ROUNDUP— AB R H PO A E Wheelock, 2nd..... ... 4 1 0 4 2 1 Nelson, c.................... 4 0 0 10 1 0 Conley, 1st.............. ... 3 0 0 12 1 1 Gravetti, rf............ 4 1 1 0 0 0 Hudson, 3d................ 4 0 0 1 1 0 Toner, cf..................... 4 0 0 0 0 0 Jennings, If............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 Fletcher, ss............... 4 0 1 1 2 3 Bradshaw, p............. 4 1 1 1 4 0 35 3 5 24 11 fj Score by innings Roundup ..................... .0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 -3 Lewistown ............... .0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 *_ -9 Summary: Two-base hits—Trow bridge, Stevens, Fink, Day; Gravetti. Sacrifice hits—Trowbridge, 2; Mc Keen. Stolen bases—McQuaid, Ste vens, 2; Gravetti. Left on bases— Lewistown, 12; Roundup, 8. To first on errors—Lewistown, 5; Roundup, 4. Struck out—By Day, 7; Bradshaw, 9. Walked—By Day, 2; Bradshaw, 5. Hit by pitched ball—Wheelock, by Day; McKeen, by Bradshaw. Double plays Warren to Olafson. Passed ball— Olafson. Double steal—McQuaid and Stevens. Umpires—Slocum and Carle ton. Second Game. LEWISTOWN— AB R H PO A E McQuaid, ss............. ... 0 2 2 2 2 2 Trowbridge, 2nd ... 5 1 2 3 1 1 Stevens, cf................ ... 4 1 2 2 0 1 Fink, lf....„................... ... 4 1 3 2 0 0 Ploof, 3d..................... 1 1 1 4 1 Warren, rf................ ... 5 1 2 1 0 0 McKeen, 1st............. ... 4 0 1 12 1 1 Olafson, c................. ... 4 1 2 9 1 0 Duvall, p...................... 4 1 1 0 0 0 40 6 16 27 10 6 ROUNDUP— AB R H PO A E Wheelock, 2nd....... ... 5 1 0 1 2 1 Nelson, c...................... ... 5 0 1 5 1 1 Conley, 1st.............. .. 5 1 3 ii 1 1 Gravetti, ss-p.......... .... 5 1 0 2 1 0 Hudson, 3d................ ... 4 0 1 1 2 0 Toner, cf..................... ... 4 0 1 6 0 0 Jennings, .....If 4 0 0 0 0 1 Fletcher, rf................ ... 4 0 0 0 1 0 Bradshaw, p-ss... .... 4 1 1 1 3 1 40 4 7 24 11 5 Score by innings Roundup _________________ .1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 -4 Lewistown ................ 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 * -9 Summary: Three-base hit—Brad shaw. Two-base hits—McQuaid; Fink, 2; McKeen, Olafson. Sacrifice hit— McKeen. Stolen bases—Trowbridge, Ploof; Wheelock; Conley, 2; Hudson, Fletcher. Left on bases—Lewistown, 9; Roundup, 9. To first base on errors Lewistown, 3; Roundup, 6. Struck out—By Duvall, 5; Bradshaw, 2; Gra vetti, 2. Walked—By Bradshaw, 2. Double plays—Gravetti to Conley. Hits off Bradshaw, 12 in 6 innings; off Gra vetti, 4 in 2 innings. Umpires—V. Smith and Carleton. STATE OFFICE (Continued from page 1.) ceedingly bright prospects now before us for a splendid victory at the polls in November, and hereby pledge our heartiest support in the campaign now before us, and we heartly indorse the advance stand taken by the democracy of the nation in the adoption of a pro gressive platform at the national dem ocratic convention held at Baltimore in June and the nomination of pro gressive candidates for president and vice president, and we pledge our hearty and complete support to said platform and to the Hon. Woodrow Wilson and the Hon. Thomas R. Mar shall, the democratic nominees for president and vice president, respec tive'y. We hold that the present very sat isfactory condition of affairs, so far as our party is concerned, is due to. the wisdom shown at the national demo cratic convention, held in June of this year at Baltimore. We take pride in endorsing and commending the mag nificent fight made before that conven tion for honest government and purer politics by the magnetic leader of the people, William J. Bryan. We look upon his victory over the combined forces of special interests and political bossism as one of the most signal ac complishments in the history of Amer ican politics. We heartily endorse and commend tlie action of seven members of the Montana delegation to the Baltimore convention, T. J. Walsh, Governor Ed win L. Norris, R. R. Purcell, O. C. Cato, James E. Baldwin, Syd J. Coffee and Senator Henry L. Myers for their ac tion in standing firmly with Mr. Bryan and progressive democrats generally, and hold that by so doing they loyally and truly represented the sentiment of their party in Montana. We take especial pride in the fact that one member of Montana's delega tion to the national convention, the Hon. T. J. Walsh, took a most con spicuous part in the deliberations in that great national assembly of demo crats. As a member of the sub-com inittee on resolutions, he was largely instrumental in framing a platform which meets with tne universal ap proval of all independent and progres sive people, and, at the convention's close, Mr. Walsh was readily con ceded a position among the great dem ocratic leaders of the nation. In view of this well-earned promi nence in national affairs, in view of his recognized conspicuous abilities as a statesman, in view of high personal character, in view of his sturdy, up standing fight against the insidious en croachments of special interests who seek to control the commercial and political destiny of Montana, this con vention takes the utmost pleasure in endorsing the candidacy of the Hon. T. J. Walsh for the United States sen ate and hereby pledge the delegates from Fergus county to the democratic state convention, which convenes in Great Falls Thursday, August 29, 1912, to vote, as a unit, for Mr. Walsh for the nomination for the United States senate so long as his name shall be before the said convention. We heartily and enthusiastically en dorse the official career of the Hon. Henry L. Myers, United States sena tor from Montana. Since his election he has labored faithfully for the bene fit of the people of this state and his record is such as to command the ap proval and admiration of all of the peo ple of this state. We heartily endorse the able man ner in which Fergus county was repre New Dress Goods and Silks are Here <1 We are showing a brilliant line of materials and tr immin gs. We have on display countless dainty little things to tone up your wardrobe. Our Ready to Wear Department contains the newest models in Suits, Coats and Dresses. Garments cor rect to the last detail. Made right, to wear right and to look right dur ing the entire service of the garment. Power Mercantile Company sented by Senator Tom Stout and Rep resentative Joseph L. Asbridge in the Twelfth legislative assembly, and we especially endorse the firm stand taken by both in behalf of the people on every question wherein the peo ples rights were assailed by special interests. ThlS STS Fe r e us, m tv " . JES democracy of Fergus county, cordially endorses the administration of the af fairs of our state by Governor Edwin L. Norris. He has labored faithfully at all times for the state's best inter , ests and his record of accomplishment is one of which the democrats who elected him and the people whom hel< has so loyally served may well be proud. Governor Norris having announced' that he will not again be a candidate for governor, the democrats of Fer gus county endorse as his successor one of Montana's most worthy and distinguished sons, the Hon. W. B. George, of Billings. Mr. George has been prominently identified w'ith the progressive spirit of the state through out his residence of a quarter of a century. He is splendidly equipped for the responsibilities which shall de volve upon the next governor and will, jn our opinion, make an ideal chief executive. The delegates from Fer gus county to the democratic state convention at Great Falls are hereby instructed to vote, as a unit, for Mr.! George for governor so long as his name may be before the convention, Fergus county will present to the state convention this year a candidate for the nomination for superintendent of public instruction. By reason of his native talents and special prepara tion, we believe that Hon. H. A. Davee is unusually well equipped to perform, to the best interests of the public school system of the state, the tasks which fall upon the shoulders of the state superintendent, and we hereby instruct our delegates to the state con vention at Great Falls to vote, as a unit, for Mr. Davee for the nomina tion for superintendent of public in struction so long as his name may be before the convention. There will be held, in Great Falls, and contemporaneously with the state nomination convention, a convention for the purpose of choosing a demo cratic candidate for judge of the Tenth judicial district, comprising the coun ties of Fergus and Meagher. Fergus county will present to that judicial convention the name of a native son, one who has been tried in a public capacity and found not wanting, one qualified by study and experience to perform the duties of judge of this district fairly and uprightly, and there fore instruct our delegates to said ju dicial convention to cast their votes for the Hon. Roy E. Ayers for judge of the Tenth judicial district so long as his name may appear before that con vention. Respectfully submitted, H. J. KELLY, Chairman, E. W. METTLER, C. W. BUNTIN, Committee. 1 j _ ECCENTRIC MAN TAKES HIS she f me ELY AT LIFE BY HANGING—HIS MIND WAS UNBALANCED. Andrew J. Ely, well known in Lew Mown and vicinity, committed suicide , * cumumieu suiciae last Taursda y morning on the Wil j liams ranch, adjoining his homestead, near Benchland, by hanging Ely, who was about fifty years of age and very eccentric, had been liv ing near Benchland a number of months. His homestead was contest ed early in the year, but he won out, and as the land was valuable, it looked as though Ely would make a comfort able stake. He seemed to be in his usual condition Thursday, and, while the others were away from that par ^ cu l ar portion of the Williams ranch, he went to a barn in process of con struction and, doubling a clothesline ___ , , g t on a wood saw-horse an "» adjusting a noose about Lis neck, kicked the support over and strangled to death. The act was premeditated, as shown by the fact that he had made preparations for it. Coroner Creel was notified and, with Assistant County Attorney Stewart McConochie, went out Thursday after noon by auto, returning Friday after noon, after they had made a thorough investigation, an inquest being deemed unnecessary. Ely left no note nor had his conversation indicated any partic ular reason for his act. The decedent came to Fergus county a few years ago from Illinois. While in that state he was committed to an insane asylum, but was released in a short time as cured. That the man was not wholly sound mentally is cer-. tain. While residing on a homestead some two years or more ago, he had a vio lent altercation with his half brother, and an encounter followed, in which Ely's thigh was broken. He brought suit against the brother to recover heavy damages, the suit being tried last year. It was pretty clearly es tablished that Ely was the aggressor, and the jury found against him. Ely also had domestic troubles, his wife instituting proceedings for a divorce. For a time the decedent con ducted a cheap lodging house at Moore. With all of his eccentricities, Ely was deeply religious, and he had quite a number of friends, who looked upon him as unfortunate and gave him some assistance. His mother, who is still living at Kinney, Illinois, was notified by Cor oner Creel of the suicide.