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Fergus County Democrat
Vol.l X., No. 26. 1 LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, MARCH 4, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS EWISTOWN THE QUALITY STORE Gravensteins, per box 50c Greenings, per box, $1.00 Winesaps, per box $1.50 Sugar, per cwt., $6.00 Apricots, per lb.................................... 15c Pears, per lb________________ 15c Apples, evaporated, per lb___________15c Peaches, evaporated, per lb_________10c Prunes, new quality, 3 lbs.............25c Raisins, seeded, 3 pkgs.....................25c Raisins, bulk, 3 lbs......................... 25c New Standard Corn, 3 cans.........25c New Early June Sugar Peas, 2 cans ............................................................25c Hiawatha Mince Meat, per ackage _______________________________________10c Oysters, per can_______________________________________10c Syrup, best standard, 2%-gallon jacketed can ........ $1.25 Old Manse Syrup, gallon...............$1.35 Karo Corn Syrup, gallon..................65c % gallon Honey ..................... 80c Karo Corn Syrup, qt_________________________15c Washing Powder, pkg..........................20c 25 bars any white soap..... ............$1.00 3 large bars Ivory Soap... .................25c 3 pkgs. Soda............................... 25c 5-box package Matches...... .................20c Lighthouse Cleanser, can _______________5c Macaroni, per pkg................... ................10c Macaroni, large box............... ............. 65c Puffed Wheat, per pkg....... ...............10c Corn Flakes, 3 pkgs............. .......... 25c Flake Hominy, 4 lbs__________ ...............25c New Dates, 2 lbs. for............. ................25c Oranges, 216 size.................. ...... 20c Gloss Starch, 4 pkgs............. 25c Corn Starch, 3 pkgs.............. ................25c Cream Cheese, per lb........... ................25c Lewistown Belle Flour, sack......$1.40 'nC QUALITY STORE B uou The Home of Good Things. New Show Thursday THREE BIG ACTS DRINGESQ "of course" 0 I SUNDAY, MARCH 9 Frank Rich Musical Comedy Company Nineteen People Lewistown Concert Orchestra Nine Pieces The management of the Rich Co. has made arrange ments for this extra attrac tion on their opening night. DRINCESQ I "of course" 0 JUDGE AYERS FINDS IT NECES SARY TO HAVE AN ADDI TIONAL VENIRE DRAWN. Seeks to Recover Over Five Thousand Dollars—Harry Freed Fined One Hundred Dollars for Violation of Anti-Gambling Law—Several Di vorce Suits Brought. Next Monday morning at 10 o'clock the first jury term of court under Judge Roy E. Ayers will begin and will continue until well along in April. A venire for forty-eight jurors was issued about two weeks ago and it soon developed that at least twelve of those drawn were disqualified. Such a reduction in the number to start with would leave the panel short, as others are certain to present valid ex cuses, and to make up for it a spe cial venire for twelve additional jurors has been drawn, those served being as follows: The New Jurors. A. W. Osborne, A. H. Chesley, Lew istown; T. S. Frost, Forest Grire, P. M. Snider, G. D. Colby, Moore; Joseph Bartol, Windham; J. H. Stephens, Fer gus; H. H. Wooten, Hilger; Douglas Washburn, Gilt Edge; Judson Sayers, Straw; John Gill, Stanford. Asks Over $50,000 Damages. William Munger has brought suit in the district court against the Flat willow Land company to recover $50, 646.80 damages for an alleged breach of contract, his attorneys being E. K. Cheadle, E. E. Fearon and E. W. Met tler. The plaintiff alleges that he had an agreement with the defendant com pany under which he secured what amounts to an option on 13,000 acres of land. It is claimed that in violation of this contract the defendant leased 6,324 acres of the land to Lepper & Garl for one year from May, 1913. This lease, it is contended, would ren der valueless the option held by the plaintiff. Alleges Cruelty. Annie Odenwald Sisson has brought suit against Daniel H. Sisson to cure a divorce, cruel treatment being the ground upon which a decree j|i asked. The parties were married in Lewistown Nov. 27, 1907. It is set out that the defendant has property of the value of $25,000 near Hobson, and alimony of $100 a month is asked, to gether with the custody of their one child. E. K. Cheadle is Mrs. Sisson's attorney. A Gambling Case. In the case of Harry Freed and three others, arrested last October for an alleged violation of the anti-gambling i— tj,— j - - • law, Freed entered a plea of guilty Saturday and was fined $100. The cases of the others were dismissed. The divorce case of Eugene Young, set for March 29, has been changed to March 12. In the case of E. W. Mettler against B. F. Lepper and others, in which it was asked that a mortgage and note given by the Flatwillow Land com pany for upwards of $130,000 be set aside, the demurrer to the complaint has been sustained. In the case of Joseph Lamb, charged with assault in the first degree, the defendant was arraigned last week and entered a plea of not guilty. Maurice Fleischman, H. C. Showen and Charles Schullenberger, charged with violating the anti-gambling law, last week entered pleas of not guilty. In the case of Cornelius Pratt, charged with a felony, Judge E. K. Cheadle has been appointed as the de fendant's attorney. Divorce Cases. Edith Graham has brought suit against W. H. Graham to secure a di vorce, on the grounds of failure to provide and desertion. The parties were married at Alexandria, Minn., in 1905. The plaintiff also asks that her maiden name, Edith Gregg, be re stored to her. E. G. Worden is Mrs. Graham's attorney. Levadna K. Wiedeman has brought an action for divorce against Benjamin C. Wiedeman, desertion being the ground upon Which a decree is asked. The parties were married at Great Falls in 1903. W. H. Smith is the plaintiff's attorney. Judge Ayers has gianted a decree of divorce in the case of Charlotte A. MacDuffie against DeWitt C. Mac Duffie, on the ground of cruel treat ment. The parties were married at Rio, Wisconsin, in 1905. C. J. Mar shall represented the plaintiff. Mrs. Mahana Asks Divorce. Mrs. lone F. Mahana last week brought suit in the district court against Bert F. Mahana to secure a divorce on the ground of desertion. The parties were married in Lewis town in 1901. E. W. Mettler is the plaintiff's attorney. Gains Her Freedom. Laura Wilson was last week ed a divorce from Thomas P. Wilson on the ground of desertion and failure to provide. Court Notes. R. E. Hamilton has brought suit in the district court against R. S. Hamil ton and others, asking that the de fendants be required to execute deeds to him to several tracts of ranch lands and also to recover over $5,000, alleged to have been paid to the defendants by the Great Northern and Milwaukee for right of way through lands which the plaintiff claims he is the lawful owner of. E. K. Cheadle is the plain tiff's attorney. Judge Roy E. Ayers and Court Re porter H. B. Gibson returned Wednes day evening from White Sulphur Springs, where the judge held a short term of court. In the case of the Becker Brewing company against C. L. Parsons, judg ment has been entered for the plain tiff for $934.74 and interest. In the case of '~A. W. Stoddard against E. Skinner, judgment has been entered for the plaintiff for $471. T WOODROW WILSON IS NOW THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IS Parade Imposing Affair—Complete List of the Cabinet Officers—Bryan the Secretary of State—Franklin Lane, of California, the Secretary of the Interior. Special to the Democrat. Washington, D. C., March 4.—Al though it was rather chilly today, the weather was quite favorable and the inauguration was all that was hoped for. Amid scenes of tumultuous en thusiasm Woodrow Wilson became president of the United States, taking the oath of office at the historic east front of the capitol building. Follow ing this he made a brief and very fervant address in which he appealed to all good men for counsel anJ su,t port in the great task he has before him. Mr. Marshall was inaugurated shortly before this in the senate cham ber, and joining the president, the party went to the White House, where W. H. Taft, the retiring president, said good-by and soon after left for Georgia. The " ' hQ „ ., .. . 6 n esld ntlal party at once re * j * ,f once re tln ned to the jewing stand and re ™ e n w n ® d , Ule para ? e - wh > ch at least persons took part. On the !. 1 ™ 11 wit . h wilson and Marshall were "® mber f s ° f n6W cabinet and « he .^ dles of the Wllson and Marshall tam,Ues - The cabinet as completed is as fol lows: Secretary of state, W. J. Bryan, Nebraska; secretary of the treasury, W. G. McAdoo, New York; secretary of war, L. M. Garrison, New Jersey; °L JE, he „ navy * Josephus Daniels, North Carolina; secretary of the interior, Franklin K. Lane, Cali fornia; secretary of agriculture, David Houston, Missouri; secretary of com mece, W. C. Radfield, New York; at torney general, James McReynolds, Tennessee; postmaster general, Alfred Burleson, Texas; secretary of labor, W. B. Wilson, Pennsylvania. Indiana Society. The Indiana Society was formally launched here Friday evening at Odd Fellows hall. T. W. Reeves was elect ed president; A. W. Ogg, vice-presi dent; A. W. Henke, treasurer, and Miss Annabelle Funk, secretary. a. c. mill IDENT WELL-KNOWN PIONEER OF HAR LOWTON SECTION CRUSHED TO DEATH UNDER CAR. A. C. Graves, a pioneer of Meagher county, where he has large stock and land interests, and owner of the Graves hotel at Harlowton, was killed an auto accident near Harlowton last night. Mr. Graves had been in Harlowton on business and had just concluded the purchase of a bunch of sheep, when he entered his car and started back to his ranch. It was rather dark and he had no lights on his car. In crossing the railway track two boys saw him hit the rail at an angle and the car upset, going over the embankment. They did not wait to investigate, but immediately re ported the accident and a number of men at once went to the scene. Mr. Graves was found under the car, the body of which had fallen on him, crushing the body. Life was extinct when the body was taken out. Mr. Graves was well known in Lew istown and all over this part of the state. grant------------, „„„ „„„„ ... disposing of only routine business. Commissioners in Session. The county commissioners are In session today and so far have been SPLENDID MEN ARE ENDORSED FOR THE VARIOUS MUNICI PAL OFFICES. His Selection Is Followed by Enthu-j siastic Applause and Candidate Makes a Brief Address—Judge Cheadle Presides—Committees Are Selected. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO G O For Mayor Q For Police O Mettler. O For Treasurer O For Aldermen: ■W. D. Symmes. Magistrate—E. W. -Roy Cromer. First Ward—H. J. Kelly, Bert d'Autremont. Second Ward—G. J. Wiedeman. Third Ward—T. A. Berkin. GGGGGOOGOOOGGGOOO About one hundred and fifty citi zens, including practically all of the business men of the city, assembled at the courthouse last. Thursday eve ning in response to the call for a Citi zens' convention for the purpose of en dorsing non-partisan candidates for the coming municipal election to be held April 7. Shortly after 8 o'clock, O. W. Bel den, of tne committee signing the call, made a brief statement as to the pur pose of tne gathering and suggested that a chairman be elected. The name of E. K. Cheadle was proposed and he was chosen by unanimous vote. The organization was perfected by the election of E. G. Ivins as secretary, and Judge Cheadle then stated that he was in hearty sympathy with the movement. It would, of course, be easy for republicans to lay aside any political prejudice they might have, in -view of the beating they got last fall, and it would not. be difficult for ts progressives to «w. in line. The uei"oo,ats as the victors, were en titled to chief credit in putting aside J . partisanship and joining heartily, in a non-partisan movement. There'town was much for the cty administration to do during the next, two years and J it was especially important that the; citizens all unite on a non-partisan | he if 6 intfllef °f 11 s S0 ,f the , best intei ests of the city. Tills was a fusion of all parties except the I socialists and there was nothing back of it except to secure for Lewistown I the largest measure of benefit possible! during the ensuing two years, which would be the most important period in the city s history. T V '? 8 ' SOnU ! dlscuss "? n a f to the method of procedure, nominations for[ mayor were called for, the meeting to, give an endorsement, of its choice Symmes Is Chosen. O. W. Belden said he had in mind a candidate who, above all men in ] Lewistown, was most signally qualified to discharge the duties of mayor.; Lewistown was just emerging from a j village into a little city and and at no time in the future would a municipal I government here have so much to do with shaping the destiny of the city as durintr the ensnimr twe He as during the ensuing two years, presented the name of W. D. Symmes, saying he was already the unanimous choice of the citizens and in fitness for the position was the peer of any man in the city. Hearty applause greeted the presentation of Mr. Symmes' name and after it had been seconded several times, on motion of Judge Roy E. Ayers, the nominations were closed and Mr. Symmes was chosen by a rising vote. Make Brief Address. In response to calls for a speech, Mr. Symmes made a brief address, in which he stated that he would be neither a "reform" mayor nor one fa voring a wide-open policy. If elected he planned to give the city a strictly business administration. He believed in the strict enforcement of the law, with a square deal to every man. Mr. (Continued on page four.) ooooooooooooooooo o GOVERNOR STEWART'S APPOINTMENTS. Special to the Democrat. Helena, March 4.—Governor Stewart today sent to the sen ate the following appointments, all being confirmed: State vet erinarian, W. J. Butler, Miles City; boiler inspector, P. L. Brown, Red Lodge; assistant inspector, R. L. Prater, second assistant, Steve Parker; state bank examiner, H. P. McGraw; mine inspector, W. P. Oren, Butte; deputy inspector, B. J. McGrath; register of state land office, Sidney Miller, Helena; adjutant general, Phil Grennan, Anaconda; deputy register of land office, Joseph Oker. The other appointments are expect ed in 'tomorrow. The legisla ture will adjourn Thursday at midnight. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O j O Locals Win Two. The high school basket bnll team defeated both Moore and Stanford in the guiucs played here Saturday eve ning. Moore was an easy victim the score standing SO to 5 in favor of Lewistown. The second game was a very close one, Stanrord putting up a splendid contest. Lewistown won by a score of 23 to 22. The Lewis town team will leave tomorrow for Bozeman to take part in the inter scholastic tournnment there for the state championship. Smith Case Dismissed. The case of the city against Walter Smith, on appeal by the city from a verdict of acquittal in tlie police court, has been dismissed by Judge Ayers, who held that the defendant, having been once in jeopardy and ac ( l u * t *°d, could not be tried again, J. ( 5 . Huntoon Returns. •I. C. Huntoon returned Sunday from Los Angeles and vicinity after spend ing several weeks in southern Cali fornia. Mrs. Huntoon stopped over in Great Falls to visit friends and will be home in a few days. letter from c. a. GOODNOW SETTLES ALL QUESTION AS TO THAT. OFFICES FOR OFFICIALS They Will Be Provided in Two-Story Depot Building—Drawings of Build ings Being Prepared by Company for Railroad Committee—Goodnow Coming Soon. A brief but very satisfactory letter from C. A. Goodnow, assistant to President J. A. Earling, addressed to David Hilger, arrived here Saturday, having been called out by (lie work of the railroad committee of the Com mercial club in clearing away the dif Acuities arising because of the objec tions of Father van den Broeck, for the Catholic church, to the closing of Janeaux street. While the letter doei not specifically declare that Lewis is to bo made a divisional point with shops located here, it. makes cer tain that such is the company's plan The superintendent's offices are to here, with other officials located terminal points. Following is the com municat.ion: Mr Mr. David Dear Sir: write a letter addressed to the rail road committee of the Commercial club setting forth just what the Mil waukee company contemplates doing wheVe streets are to be closed in Lew istown. I have reached the conclusion Goodnow's Letter. Chicago, Feb. 27. Hilger. Mr. Webster asked me to that a better way would be to have Iilans drawn of the buildings we pro pose to erect, ns being much more satisfactory to your people than a let ter could be. These plans are being made and will be forwarded to the committee at the earliest possible mo ment. In a general way I will say we pro pose to erect a twostory passenger station with offices in the second story for superintendent, trainmasters, dis patchers, roadmasters and other offl cials of the company if the streets can (Continued on page four.) EA FUEL CITY TICKET O. K. MYERS FOR MAYOR, WILL SHARP FOR POLICE JUDGE AND W. J. STONER FOR TREASURER. last April The socialists held their city cam paign Sunday and nominated a full city ticket. John O. McGinn was chosen as chairman. Following the adoption of a plat form, nominations were taken up and Otto K. Myers was chosen as the can didate for mayor. Will Sharp was chosen as the candidate for police magistrate and W. J. Stoner was made tne candidate for treasurer. Following are the candidates for aldermen: First ward—George Creed, C. M. Wight. Second ward Joseph Heaney. Third ward- S. E .Wilson. The convention selected a central or campaign committee composed of M. C. Wight, Alex Sharp and Mr. Kent. Up to a few days ago the socialists seemed to be unanimously in favor of nominating Joe Heaney for mayor, as he is easily the most popular man in their party. The change in program indicates that they no* intend to con centrate their efforts to bring about the election of Mr. Heaney as aider man in the Second ward. They ac complished this feat once before, but forewarned is forearmed and they will be lucky to make as good a showing In the Second this year as they did IS CERTAINTY big increase looked for in as SESSED VALUATION OF FER GUS COUNTY THIS YEAR. NEW LAND BA BIG HEM in Will Furnish Increase of About $400, 000—Great Northern's Line to Moc casin Will Add $150,000—Power Line—Deputies Who Are Now in the Field. At ,1 o'clock yesterday afternoon County Assessor Mike Gurnett and his force of deputies began their work in the field, making up assessments lor this year. Mr. Gurnett's prelimi nary estimate is that the total as sessed valuation this year will show <ui increase o! a million dollars over that of 1912, when it stood at $15, 000 , 000 . Land Big Item. Tlmre will be about 100,000 ncres of new land to assess this year and It will have an average valuation of not less than $4 an acre, so that approxi mately $400,000 of tlie mlllion-dollar increase will be furnished by tills item. Then there is the Great Nor thern's new line from Lewistown to Moccasin, about thirty ...lies which will havo a valuation of not less toij, ! $5,000 a mile, making $150,000 moYa?' The new high-tension power lino from Great Falls will also yield a large total and most other lines of property will show an increase. Sheep and Cattle. There will bo a falling off in the number of sheep and cattle this sea son, but the increase in the valuation per head, as compared with last year, will go far toward making up tills loss in numbers. The Deputies. Rudolf Miller will be the office deputy this season as last. Mr. Mil ler's experience in the work makes him an especially valuable man. The other deputies will be as follows: G. B. MeFerran, Moore. Arnold Zimmerman, Buffalo. Walter Kojetin, Buffalo. F. R. Jones, Stanford. Thomas Hayden, Hilger. Charles Stevens, Wilder. J. C, Pratt, Jones. John Mcllhone, Grass Range. 1J. T. Swanzuy, Alton. The Valuations. The schedule of minimum rates of valuation on which the assessor will work Ibis year shows numerous changes as compared witli that of last season, and is as follows: Stallions, jacks and saddle horses let t. to the discretion of the assessor. Range horses left to the discretion of assessor, but not less than $35.00 per head. Work, driving horses and mules, from $50.00 up, depending on the grade of animal. Yakima and Indian ponies, $10.00 to $15.00. Cayuse, very common, $25.00 to $35. Cattle. Thoroughbreds left to discretion of assessor, but not less than $40.00 per head. Dairy cows, not less than $30.00. Common milch cows, $25 per head. Three-year-old steers, $35.00. Beef steers, $45.00. Range and stock cattle, $22.50. Coming two-year-olds, $19.00 per head. Coming yearlings, $14.00. Sheep. Stock siieep, $2.50. Lambs, not less than $2.00 per head. Bucks, not less than $5.00 per head. Hogs. Hogs, $5.00. Telephone and Telegraph Lines. Pole line and one copper wire, per mile, $85.00. Each additional copper wire, per mile, $25.00. Pole line and one iron wire, per mile, $55.00. Each telephone instrument, 6.00. Banks. Capital stock, surplus and undivided profits less real estate composing banking house as valued by the as sessor. Merchandise. Merchandise to be assessed as all other personal property, based on last inventory or sworn statement. Timber Lands, Lumber, Logs, Ties, Coal and Wood. First-class timber lands containing 1,250,000 feet per quarter section, $9.00 per acre. Second-class timber lands contain ing 750,000 to 1,250,000 feet per quar ter section, $6.00." Third-class timber lands containing between 500,000 and 750,000 feet per quarter section, $3.00 per acre. Lumber, rough, $6.00 to $10.00 per thousand. Lumber, rough, clear, $10.00 to $14 per thousand. Logs, according to location, to be assessed $2.50 to $4.50 per thousand feet. Railroad ties, 20c each; tamerac and flr, 25c each. Coal In storage and cordwood left to discretion of assessor.