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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. IX., No. 1. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, SEPTEMBER 10, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENT8 Copyright Hart Schaffner & Marx SUITS FOR MEN OF EVERY BUILD NO MATTER HOW UNUSUAL YOUR SHAPE, WE CAN FIT YOU IN A Hart Schaffner & Marx suit or overcoat, as well as any custom tailor in the country. You'll find here fall suits in every color. All the new models just in HARRY BROWN LEWISTOWN This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Mark clothes OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BIJOU Vaudeville & Motion Pictures THREE FEATURE ACTS Usual Program of Motion Pictures EW ISTOWN TIIC 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 _ .1b _ .15 Good prunes, lb. 10c, 12%c and .16 5 box package matches —------— -20 10 bars Fels Naptha soap ----- .65 25 bars Crystal White soap—$1.00 Puffed Wheat, package- .10 3 packages soda__ >25 3 packages corn starch.- >25 3 lbs. gloss starch_-— -25 Small cans Pork and Beans— .10 Lewistown Belle flour, sack_$1.50 1 gallon corn syrup- 2 cans Empson's peas— 1 can Empson's hominy. Good dried peaches, lb.. Give us your order for fruit for preserving Pint fruit jar3, dozen____ .65 Quart fruit jars, dozen_ .85 T GOES TO BUTTE UNION LEAGUERS FROM METROP OLIS HAVE LITTLE DIFFICULTY DEFEATIN GLOCALS. WHITE WINGS CRIPPLED Absence of Ploof, McNamara and Fink Leave Big Holes in Line-up of Lew istown Team—Several of Crippled Players to Get Into Game Tomor row. Severely handicapped by the ab sences from their line-up of three of their best players, Lewistown proved easy pickings for the Butte Union league team in the first of a seven game series at Brooks' Island park this morning. Ploof, McNamara and Fink, three of the best men we have, are sick, and their being out made the local nine look like a sort of patch work aggregation. As it happens, Ploof and McNamara are the men largely depended upon to do effective stick work against left-handers, and this made an even greater difference with Southpaw Klein in the box. Remneas Pitches. Remneas, star pitcher for the Great Falls Union league team, was in the box for Lewistown and put up a pretty good game, although he was hit hard at times. At that, he might have got ten by but for some very ragged play ing behind him. Butte Gets Away, Butte got a running start by scoring five runs in the first inning, the result of three errors and some timely hits. After that Remneas held them down until the eighth, when they rolled up three more. Lewistown managed to squeeze one run across in the sixth. They got good many men on bases, but Klein always tightened up in the pinches and got through without material dam age. Call Game at 12:15. The game tomorrow will be called at 12:15, which will give all who at tend an opportunity to go from the game to the fair grounds. It will mean a little earlier lunch for them, but that will probably be generally satis factory. It is expected that Lewis town will have Ploof and McNamara in the game tomorrow and that will help some. Four From Harlow. The White Wings went over to Har lowton Thursday and played the team of that place two games. The first game, played Thursday, resulted in a score of 6 to 1 for the Wings. Jensen pitched and was never in trouble, the only score made against him being the result of an error. The feature, aside from Jensen's pitching, was a spec tacular catch in center field by Ste vens. The second game, played Fri day, was another victory for the Lew istown boys, the score being 11 to 4. Warren pitched and did not extend himself greatly. Harlow imported two star pitchers for the two games, but both were roughly treated by the Lew istown sluggers. The Harlow boys came over here Sunday and played a double-header, both being victories for the White Wings. Jensen pitched the first game and let Gravetti's men down with two runs while the locals were piling up six. Gravetti also pitched a good game, but was very poorly supported. Freidline pitched the second game and won, hands down, 11 to 1, In seven In nings. Harlow has a good bunch of ball players, but they are not quite in Lewistown's class since the locals have been so materially strengthened. Dillon Is Smothered. The Dillon series was closed Wed nesday, the locals capturing four of the five contests. It was the most crushing defeats suffered by the crack southern Montana team in years. The most notable feat of the series was that performed by Lewis town's old reliable pitcher, "Dutch" Freidline, who twice outpitched the crack, Richards. The first time the big leaguer from Pittsburg hooked up with "Dutcn" he took the short end of a 3 to 0 verdict, and in the second game, went down by a score of 2 to 1. Lewistown outplayed the visitors throughout the series and deserved to win. But, at that, they had to go the limit, for Captain Barry has one of the niftiest bunch of ball players ever as sembled to uphold the fame of a town the size of Dillon. The games played Tuesday and Wednesday were the most exciting of the series. Tuesday afternoon Lewistown had Dillon shut out up to the first half of the ninth, when Collins, for the visi tors, cracked a ball over the fence, tying the score. Lewistown, however, came back gamely and won out. Mc Namara was given his base on balls. Olason dumped a bunt down toward third for a sacrifice, and while he was being thrown out at first, little Mc Namara hiked around second and for third, landing safely by a wonderful slide, it being one of the most daring pieces of base-running ever seen on a local diamond As it happened, this was the feat which won the game. Freidline next came up and dumped a puny fly back of second base and in safe territory, which enabled Mac to score the deciding run. Tabulated Score. DILLON— AB R H PO A E Clark, ss......................... ...... 3 0 1 2 3 0 Ripley, c........................ ...... 4 0 0 5 0 0 Welty, 1st..................... ...... 4 0 0 13 1 0 Collins, cf..................... ..... 4 1 2 0 0 0 Hartman, If................ ...... 4 0 2 0 0 0 Seifert, 3rd................... ...... 4 0 0 1 0 2 Jensen, rf.................... ...... 3 0 1 2 0 0 Barry, 2nd..................... ..... 3 0 0 1 1 0 Richards, p................... ...... 3 0 1 1 6 0 32 1 7 25 11 2 One out on winning run . LEWISTOWN— AE R H PO A E McQuald, ss................ ....... 2 1 1 1 1 1 Trowbridge, 2nd ....... 2 0 0 5 2 1 Stevens, cf................... ....... 3 0 0 2 0 0 Day, If.............................. ....... 4 0 1 4 0 0 Ploo, rf............................ ....... 3 0 2 0 1 0 Conley, 1st.............. ....... 3 0 0 12 0 0 McNamara, 3rd....... ______ 3 1 0 0 2 1 Olafson, c..................... ....... 3 0 0 3 1 0 Freidline, p................... ....... 4 0 1 0 7 0 27 2 5 27 14 2 Score by innings— Dillon --------------------- 00000000 1—1 Lewistown ____________ 00100000 1—2 Summary: Home run—Collins. Two base hit—McQuald. Sacrifice hits— Clark, Trowbridge, Ploof, Conley, Olaf son. Stolen bases—Clark, McNamara. Left on bases—Lewistown, 9; Dillon, 5. To first on errors—Lewistown, 0; Dillon, 2. Struck out by Freidline, 2; Richards, 6. Walked by Richards, 4; Freidline, 0. Wild pitch—Richards. Passed ball—Ripley. Balk—Richards. Hit by pitched ball—McQuald, by Rich ards. Umpires—Sheehan and Smith Get the Last One. The fifth and deciding game, played Wednesday afternoon, was another thriller. A little fellow from the Mis soula team of the Union league by the name of Coyne was in the box for Lewistown, and Byrd, the Helena Union leaguer, who was knocked out of the box in the second game on the preceding Sunday, assayed to do the come-back stunt for Dillon. Coyne had an edge all of the way through, but the visitors played hard through and had the game tied, two-all, at the sec (Continued on page 10.) Human Tool Chest. Chicago, Sept. 7.—When physicians operated on Jno. Martiner at the county hospital to ascertain the cause of "terrible pains in his stomach," they found 19 pocket knives, 17 nails, five knife blades and a dozen screws and a silver dollar. For 18 years Mar tiner, who has been known to Chi cagoans as the "human tool chest," swallowed the articles on wagers. "Eating knives and all that stuff never hurt me," said Martiner before the operation, "but sometimes I'd get terrible pains in my stomach.' Phy sicians pronounced the operation as successful. PROMISES MADE THAT THOR OUGHFARE WILL BE PUT IN SHAPE AT ONCE. County Clerk Cunningham is in re ceipt of a letter from E. H. Barrett, assistant general passenger agent for the Milwaukee, that men and teams will be put to work at once repairing and rebuilding the gravel road be tween the city limits and the north end of the fair grounds. This was one of the best pieces of road in the county, having been built up at a cost of several thousand dol lars, until the construction of the Mil waukee line to Hilger. The railroad company msed a portion of the county road for their right of way and prac tically destroyed several hundred yards of the thoroughfare. They prom Ised to rebuild the road at once, but have not done so, and the commission ers have entirely lost patience and have threatened to take summary ac tion compelling attention to the mat ter. Mr. Barrett assures them that he will have some men on the job at once and that the road will be placed in as good condition as it was before the railroad tore it up. SIX ARE KILLED. Motorcycle Going 90 Miles An Hour Jumps the Track at Newark. Newark, N. J., Sept. 8.—Eddie Hasha, of Waco, Texas, holder of sev eral world's records for motorcycle racing, plunged over the rail of the course of the Newark motordome into a crowd late this afternoon, causing the death of six persons, including himself, while six are dying and 13 are badly injured Only two of the six dead had been positively identified up to a late hour tonight. They were Hasha and Johnny Albright, a Denver motorcyclist, who was riding third in the race. The oth er four dead were boys and young men among the spectators. Five thousand spectators were witnessing the finish of a four-mile free-for-all when the daring young rider, going 90 miles an hour, took his fateful plunge. He was pitched head first 55 feet into the air. His body was shapeless when it was picked up, almost at the feet of his wife, seated in the bleachers. Albright was thrown head first in the other direction into the lnclosure of the track when the champion' wheel came sliding down the steep ban kand struck him. | He was picked up for dead, but he lived in an unconscious state more than two hours. OPENS TODAY FAVORED BY FAIR WEATHER, PRESENT FAIR SHOULD SUR PASS ALL RECORDS. me PROGRAM Nineteen Speedsters Now at the Track and More Than That Number of Other Horses Coming Today and Tomorrow—Finest Exhibit of Grain and Vegetables Ever 8hown. The nineteenth annual exhibition by the Fergus County Agricultural, Mineral & Stock association formally opens this afternoon at the fair grounds. It will continue for the rest of the week, and the outlook right now indicates that this will be the most successfully conducted, enter taining and largely-attended county fair In the history of the fair associa tion. All in Readiness. Secretary G. E. Mathews has been working almost night and day for the past week getting things In shape for the opening of the fair. He has been greatly assisted by President F. E Wright and others interested. Findley Bennett, of Benchland, director of the livestock department, expects to make a fine showing and already has some exceptional specimens of horses, hogs and sheep on the grounds. There are also several coops of chickens, ducks, etc., in the poultry division. The fine arts division, which is under the man agement of Mrs. T. W. Warren and Mrs. G. E. Mathews, is well fitted and presents a most beautiful appearance. Some Fine Grain. C. L. Wentworth, who is In charge of the agricultural department, says that the exhibit of grains and vege tables is the finest, by long odds, ever shown at a county fair and that many of the samples brought in. surpass anything he has ever seen produced in the county. The section of country around Hilger and Kendall is making an exceptionally fine showing. An Attractive Exhibit. The Harlowton flouring mills are ex cellently represented. Manager Me Clave has a tent on the ground and will serve throughout the period of the fair samples of good things made from his flour. Souvenirs of flour, put up in little silken sacks, will be given the visitors to this booth. Interest in the Races. The racing program will be the best ever arranged for any similar occasion in central Montana. There are now nineteen fast runners in the paddocks and another big bunch will be In to night. Before tomorrow night there will be about forty horses here to par ticipate In the races and they Include some of the most noted speedsters in the entire west. Six Races Daily. Today there will be but five races but during the remainder of the week there will be six races each day. The purses are substantial and there will doubtless be keen competition among the horse-owners. Specialty Act. One of the thrilling features of the fair will be the dally stunt of the Great James, who dives from a fifty-foot wire into a tank of gasoline. To make it all the more spectacular, James will set himself afire before making the leap, depending upon the gasoline to extinguish the blaze. GEE READY FOR DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE ORGANIZED AND ITINERARIES BEING ARRANGED. IDELHURST Well-Known Livingston Man Will Have Charge of the Battle This Year and Big Array of Speakers Will Be 8tarted Out About the 20th to Tour the State. Helena, Sept. 9.—With the opening todav of the democratic state head toaay or me democratic state neaa quarters on the first floor of the Elec trie block, on Park avenue, the demo-| crats of Montana will begin one of the most aggressive campaigns in the his tory of the party. Under the direction of Secretary of State T. M. Swindle hurst, who was chosen Saturday as chairman of the democratic state cen tral committee, It is proposed to let the voters of Montana know that the democratic party is in this campaign to win, and to this end no effort will be spared to make every citizen of the state perfectly well acquainted with the Issues of this campaign. Bryan Here This Month. The democrats of Montana will have a powerful champion during this cam paign in the person of W. J. Bryan, it having been announced that the great commoner will make at least three and possibly four speeches In this state next week. Although It is pos sible that the itinerary will be changed, the present plans Include a speech in Helena by Colonel Bryan on the evening of September 18. From Helena it is planned to take the Ne braska in a special train to Bozeman for an afternoon speech, and then to Butte for an address on the evening of September 19. From Butte Mr. Bryan will go westward and will prob ably speak at Missoula on the after* non of September 20. In addition to these scheduled addresses, it is planned to have Mr. Bryan talk from the rear of the train at every stop made between Helena and Bozeman and Butte, as well as a few brief talks In western Montana. Accompanying Mr. Bryan on his Montana tour will be Sam V. Stewart, the big Virginia City lawyer, who, as the party's can didate for governor, Is leading the fight for democracy In this state this year. Able Corps of Speakers. Following the Bryan tour the state campaign will open In earnest, and, beginnlg September 20, when Mr Stewart will address the voters of Hamilton, a corps of the most able democratic orators ever enlisted In a single democratic campaign will grid Iron the state until election night. In addition to Mr. Stewart, the cam paigners will include T. J. Walsh, the candidate for the senate; Governor Edwin L. Norris, United States Sena tor H. L. Myers, former Congressman Charles S. Hartman, Walter S. Hart man, O. W. McConnell, 1). M. Kelly, of Boulder, the democratic candidate for attorney general; Tom Stout, of Lew istown, and Judge J. M. Evans, of Mis soula, the democratic candidates for congress; A. M. Alderson, the demo cratic candidate for secretary of state, and a host of others. State Chairman Swindlehurst is en thusiastic at the prospects of a dem ocratic victory and believes that Wil son will sweep the state on the presi dential ticket and that the entire state ticket will be elected. At the same time, Mr. Swindlehurst, who is one of the biggest and best known democrats in Montana, does not believe in letting anything go by default and he pro poses to make assurance doubly sure by waging a campaign which will let every democrat and every republican and every bull mooser In the state know just what the democracy stands for, not only In national, but In state politics. 1WD PRISONERS ESCAPE JIM AND DEAN PARKINSON 8AW THEIR WAY OUT AND MAKE GETAWAY. ' lows: Sometime between the hours of 1 and 3 o'clock Sunday morning, Jim and Dean Parkinson, held in the coun ty jail on a charge of horse-stealing, sawed through one of the iron bars of a window in the jail kitchen on the second floor, crawled through the opening thus made, dropped to the ground and made their getaway. The jail delivery was discovered the next morning about eight o'clock, but, in the meantime, the prisoners had a start of several hours and, up to the present hour, no trace of them has been discovered by the officers. Sheriff Woods has offered a reward of $200 for the capture or information leading to the capture of the escaped men and will use every possible ef fort to land them once more behind the bars. The Parkinson brothers have a pretty bad record as unruly char acters. About a year ago they were tried before the district court here for shooting a man by the name of Hodges ,but escaped by the payment of heavy fines. About a month or six weeks ago they were arrested on a charge of branding stock in the neigh borhood of their home, on the Mussel shell river, and have been in jail ever since. Their uniformly good behavior caused Sheriff Woods to treat them in the nature of trusties and they were not locked up in cells, but permitted to sleep in the kitchen. The window through which they escaped is on the northwest side of the jail and, since they sawed but one bar with a jagged case knife, it doeB not look possible for any ordinary-sized man to crawl through the opening, but they man aged it somehow. The prisoners are described as fol Dean Parkinson—Dark hair; grey eyes; parts hair In middle; goes smooth shaven; height, about five feet eight or ten inches; weight, 150 pounds; age, 30 years; has served in navy: has odd mouth; had on dark gui whlte hat and patent-leather shoes. Jim Parkinson—Light hair; parts hair on left side, wavy In front and curls when long; weight, about 135 or 145 pounds; height, five feet seven or eight inches; age, 20 or 21; sharp fea tures, with peaked nose; goes smooth shaven, cannot raise beard; wore blue overalls and yellow shirt when last seen was In shirt sleeves. The parents of the men live on the Mus selshell river, in Fergus county, but have relatives in Illinois; have also lived in Wyoming. E PROMINENT PARTY MEMBERS FRO MALL PARTS OF COUNTY IN ATTENDANCE. cons WILL BE FEW Race for Sheriff Creates Greatest Amount of Interest, With Toss-up Between Chances of Tullock and Weaver—Strong Legislative Ticket Is Nominated. Up to the time of going to press, 3:30 o'clock, the democratic county convention has just cleared away all of the preliminaries and the nomina tion of candidates for the Btate legis lature is now In progress. There is no slate of any character, which makes It impossible to forecast the probable outcome. Following the read ing of the reports of the committees on credentials and permanent organi zation and order of business, Chair man John J. Jewell, of the resolution committee, started to read the plat form. The platform is somewhat lengthy. It endorses the national ticket, praises the administration of Governor Nor ris, lauds and endorses T. J. Walsh, Sam V. Stewart, John M. Evans, Sena tor Henry L. Myers and Tom Stout, to gether with other candidates on the state ticket. The democratic office holders in Fergus county are also en thusiastically commended. The full text of the platform will be published in the next issue of the Democrat. Bryan Invited. A resolution was enthusiastically voted Inviting William J. Bryan to in clude Fergus county In his Itinerary through the state this fall. Worden the Chairman. The convention was opened about 10:30, Roy E. Ayers, chairman of the county central committee, calling the body to order. After a few brief re marks by Mr. Ayers, E. G. Worden was unanimously chosen temporary chair man. Upon being escorted to the platform, Mr. Worden made a short, but exceed ingly effective and telling address. He stated that the tariff isBue will be the paramount issue of the campaign nationally and that the democratic po sition Is one which cannot help bring ing thousands to the support of Wil son and Marshall. The high protec tive tariff, said the chairman, is the mother of trusts, and most of the ills we suffer today are directly traceable to the creation and operation of giant monopolies. Roosevelt Inconsistent. Mr. Worden stated that the record of the independent party candidate is one of glaring inconsistencies. He is now declaiming against trusts and "big business" generally, despite the fact that he did little or nothing to curb "big business" during his seven years In the White house. While pres ident, Roosevelt shielded and favored the steel trust and the harvester trust and those giants of the business world are now repaying the debt by support ing the third-termer's candidacy. Speaks for Harmony. Mr. Worden expressed the desire that the deliberations of the county convention should be marked by good feeling and a desire on the part of all delegates to nominate men who shall reflect credit on the party. He feels that the chances for victory at the polls in the county this fall are ex ceedingly bright, but cautioned the democrats against over-confidence and urged them all to get in for the ticket once that ticket is nominated. Zahniser Secretary. R. S. Zahniser was chosen temporary secretary by acclamation, after which the chairman appointed the following committees: Credentials—J. E. Wasson, Anton Jensek, L. P. Slater, F. R. Henry and R. W. Blake. Platform—John J. Jewell, George McFerrin, H. L. DeKalb, Anton Strouf, S. B. Norcutt, J. S. Phillips and Thos. Hayden. Permanent organization and order of business—E. W. Mettler, J. P. Kelly, Earl Wlneman, John Beck, George Myers, Dan McKay and Martin John son. NEARING 4,000 MARK. Voters of Fergus County Are Rapidly Registering at Clerk's Office. At 3 o'clock this afternoon there were 3,856 voters registered and thus qualified to vote at the ensuing elec tion In Fergus county. Clerk Cunning ham expects this number to be in creased to four thousand within the next ten days. Two years ago there were approxi mately 3,300 votes cast in the county and the natural increase should bring it above the four thousand mark this year.