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Fergus County Democrat. (Lewistown, Mont.) 1904-1919, September 03, 1912, Image 12

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Loyal Boosters for the New Town Pre
pare An Excellent Program and Ex
tend Cordial Welcome to Visitors—
John P. Schmit, of Lewistown, Prin
cipal Orator.
Two thousand people assembled yes
terday in the new town of Hilger to
assist the loyal boosters of that place
in properly celebrating the first an
niversary of one of the most rapidly
developing and progressive communi
ties in the Judith Basin. Those in
charge of the arrangements for the
celebration had performed their part
well and all present were given a day
of genuine pleasure and clean enter
Surprised at Growth.
For hundreds of the visitors it was
the first trip to the new town, and all
were agreeably surprised at the phe
nomenal growth of the year-old town.
In the business section are many sub
stantial structures, while numerous
pretty residences dot the surrounding
plain. Taking into consideration its
many natural advantages, including a
rich agricultural territory and prolific
mining district immediately adjacent,
it was frequently predicted during the
day by visitors from Lewistown and
other sections of the county that Hil
ger is sure destined to experience a
steady and rapid growth throughout
the future years.
John P. Schmit Speaks.
The speaking program was held in
the morning, with F. S. Warren act
ing as master of ceremonies. Hon.
David Hilger, of this city, for whom
the new town was named, was expect
ed to deliver the principal address, but
owing to his recent illness from which
he has not fully recovered, Mr. Hilger
was able to make but a few brief re
marks, and the- chief address was
made by John P. Schmit, assistant
cashier of the First National bank of
this city.
Boost for Pioneers.
Mr. Schmit, inspired by the happy
occasion, delivered a splendid address.
By way of introduction, he stated that
\Vednesday, September 4, 1912
Reaay-to-W ear
A showing positively unmatchable in correctness of ideas, artistic and ex
clusive tastes and moderation in prices. The new Fall and Winter Fash
ions in Coats, Suits and Dresses present a wonderful array of new things
We direct your attention to our splendid offerings in the various new models. They com
prise a complete variety of the new designs in rich materials of the latest fashionable shades
A cordial invitation is e&
tended to this Elaborate
' Shorting.
Power Mercantile Co
it was entirely proper and just that
new towns in the Judith Basin should
carry the names of the pioneers, who
took chances upon the uncertain fut
ure by settling here when the country
was young and the opportunities limit
ed. The son of a pioneer of two states,
Minnesota and Montana, David Hilger
is also a pioneer of Montana and of
Fergus county. Throughout his thirty
years' residence in what is now Fer
gus county, Mr. Hilger has played well
his part in the community life, has
been a potent factor in our industrial
and social advancement. It was in
recognition of services to the county
of this progressive pioneer that the
Milwaukee Land company selected the j
name of Hilger for what is destined t
to become one of the most populous
and important cities of the state. j
Splendid Advantages. 1
The speaker extolled the superior
advantages possessed by Hilger, point-!
ing out the extent and fertility of the
surrounding territory. The mining in-,
dustry, continued the speaker, is one
which is certain to play a most impor-1
tant part in the growth and develop -1
ment of Hilger. He predicted that the I
North Moccasin and Judith mountains
are yet to pour forth their greatest j
horde of gold, that the coming years
will witness gold-mining operations on
such a scale as to make all former ef
forts appear inconsequential by com- j
No Room for Knockers.
In conclusion, Mr. Schmit warned
the people of Hilger against the bane
ful effects of the knocker. In such a;
community as this there is no room j
for the pessimist, and if any of that
character appear, they should be gent- j
ly but firmly informed that they arej
out of place and that their room is
more to be desired than their pres
Agricultural Display.
The display of garden and farm prod
ucts was a revelation to all present. |
Such specimens of potatoes, turnips,
carrots, beets, corn, flax, wheat and
oats were never before exhibited in
this part of the state. The prize win
! ners in this division are as follows:
Winter wheat, Fred Hortop, first;
II. Sterling, second. Spring wheat,
Thos. Phillips, first; Fred Hortop, sec
ond. Macaroni wheat, Fred Hortop,
first; William Lane, second. Sheaf
wheat, J. S. Kelly, first; W. H. Gallop,
second. Flax, E .A. Jensen, first; H.
! S. Sterling second. Potatoes, E. A.
j Jensen, first; Roumnstan & Kaaro, sec
| ond. Best collection of vegetables,
John M. Hentges, first; J. M. Parrent,
Program of Sports.
The program of sports was excep
tionally interesting and every event
was closely contested. The results
Fifty-yard dash, Bullard, first; Col
lins, second. 100-yard dash, Bullard
and Collins tied, money divided. Boys'
foot race, Funk first; Micke second.
Girls' race, Jones, first; Cameron, sec
ond. Sack race—Howsphy, first; Han
ley, second. Fat men's race, Art Dennis
won because he was the only eligible
entry. Running broad Jump, Bullard.
Horse race, free-for-all, Frank Smack,
first; Meadows, second. Quarter-mile
race, unable to secure names of win
ners. Boys' pony race, H. Sweeney,
first; J. Campbell, second. Ladies'
horse race, Florence Barbee, first
The Tug-of-War.
One of the most exciting events of
the day was the tug-of-war between
teams from the Moccasin and the Ju
dith mountains. After holding each
other even for 34 minutes, the Judith
mountain boys finally tugged their
husky opponents across the line.
Frank Biglen won the bucking contest,
and Hilger defeated a Lewistown ball
team by a score of 9 to 8.
(Continued from page 1.)
McQuaid, ss.................... 4 0 0 0 3 2
Trowbridge, 2nd......... 4 0 0 2
Stevens, cf......................... 3
Fink, If...
Ploof, rf......................
Conley, 1st____________
McNamara, 3rd.
Olafson, c..
.. 4
... 4
... 4
.. 4
0 11
0 0 3
1 1 10 0
112 4
1 0
0 0
0 0
— 3 0 2 7 1
Day, p ------------------------------ 0 0 0 0 0
Warren, p....................... 3 0 10 1
0 1
33 3 7 27 10 4
Score by innings:
Dillon ....................... 02011000 2—0
Lewistown .............. 00000030 0— 3
Summary: Three-base hits—Conley.
Two-base hits—Ripley, Seifert. Sacri
fice hits—Ripley, Barry. Sacrifice fly
—Brogan. Stolen bases—Collins, Hart
man, Seifert; McNamara. Left on
bases—Lewistown, 4; Dillon, 6. To
first by errors—Lewistown, 0; Dillon,
3. Struck out—By Warren, 6; by Jen
sen, 6. Walked—By Warren, 1; Jen
sen, 1. Hits off Day, 4 in 1 2-3 innings;
off Warren, 5 in 7 1-3 innings. Double
play—Barry to Clark to Welty. Um
pires—Sheehan and Smith.
New Jewelry Firm.
Otto M. and Albert W. Scheldt, long
engaged in the jewelry business at
Joliet, 111., where they conducted one
of the largest establishments in the
city, last week purchased the business
of Warren & Roulston, on Main street,
taking possession immediately. They
will bring in at once new fixtures and
a large and .carefully selected stock, in
tending to make their Lewistown es
tablishment one of the best in the
state. The brothers decided to re
move to the west, and, after looking
over the country, decided that Lewis
town was about the most promising
and attractive place they could find,
and so have settled down to become
permanent residents among us.
New vaudeville, Princess, Thursday,
Sept. 5.
Racing, However, Will Only Be Inci
dental to the Big Feature, Which
Will Be the Display of Agricultural
Products and Livestock—The Pre
mium List.
Secretary G. E. Mathews, of the
county fair association, returned home
at the end of the week, where he went
to interview the owners having horses'
at the great Butte meet. He succeed
ed in interesting several of them and
now has the assurance of about sixty
running horses for the local fair. The
Butte racing will be transferred to
Anaconda in a few days, and the lat
ter place cannot accommodate as
many nags as Butte, so that an over
flow is inevitable, and Mr. Mathews
will get most of this. The program
will call for five races each day, so
that the public will be assured about
twenty-five first-class racing ...events
during the fair.
Mr. Mathews wishes to emphasize
the fact, however, that the racing is
purely incidental to the fair itself.
The chief object will be to show what
Fergus county is doing in the way of
farming and stock-growing and there
will be a truly magnificent display of
agricultural products, wnile the live
stock feature, under the supervision
of F. A. Bennett, is expected to prove
an eye-opener.
The building, grounds and track are
all in excellent Bhape for the opening
day, Tuesday, Sept. 9.
"The Third Degree."
Charles Klein, author of "The Third
Degree" and other successes, makes
no secret of the manner in which he
endows his characters with virility
and life. He admits frankly that he
takes them from real life. He gra
ciously acknowledges that "Mr. Brew
ster," the impressive and cogent con
stitutional lawyer in his latest play,
"The Third Degree," is none other
than Joseph H. Choate, the well-known
New York lawyer and late United
States minister to England. Then, too,
it is an open secret that Annie Jef
fries, the heroine in the same play, has
her prototype in a young woman em
ployed in a paper-box factory in Bos
ton, who was discarded by her wealthy
husband because she was not suf
ficiently polished for his set. As for
the gruff, unrelenting police captain,
his double can be found in almost any
large city.
Mr. Klein says that whenever he
sketches a character from life it lends
a tinge to nature, which a mere crea
tion of the dramatist's brain cannot
possibly accomplish.
The characters in "The Third De
gree" stand out as human beings for
the simple reason that they are one
and all transplanted to the dramatic
stage of human existence. It would
indeed be difficult to conceive a more
charming, convincing and natural her
the splendid specimen of young Amer
ican womanhood in Mr. Klein's justly
celebrated masterpiece, "The Third
Degree," which comes to the Culver
opera house next Monday and Tues
day nights September 9 and 10.
WE lift
some fine homes for sale at
reasonable prices and very
easy terms. We also have
some fine residence lots and
a few business lots for sale.
We can sell you some
mighty good guaranteed scrip
at eleven dollars per acre;
and we would like to insure
your buildings, sell your
ranch for you, or sell a ranch
to you. „
Drop in and see us at 403
Main street, or call up 174,
and let us talk with you.
Two most thrilling acts evei
given to the American people. Th<
thrilling high-dive into a shallow
tank of water. The great Jamei
plunges, his clothes a blaze of fire
These two great acts are free to th«
patrons of the
Fergus County

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