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iV** Fergus County Democrat VOL. IX. NO. 44. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, JULY 8, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS LOCALS DEFEAT BILLINGS IN FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES HERE. TWO mm GAMES Winning of Three League Games Make Big Change in Percentage Column —Buffalo Coming Next—How the Teams Stand—How the Locals Rank in the Batting. Standing of Teams. Sheridan ............ Won. ...............11 Lost. 5 Pet. .688 Billings ............... ..............12 6 .666 Lewistown ...... ..............10 9 .526 Buffalo.................. ................ 3 13 .188 Batting Average, Lewistown. Kelly, .370; Conley, .382; Ploof, .353; Giffln, .371; McQuaid, .306; Beck er, .264; Farrel, .298; Willard, .174; Freidein, .200; Duvall, 200; Applegate, .250; McNamara, .375. Lewistown has had a regular car nival of baseball during the past week, the Billings and Lewistown league teams playing two games Friday, one Saturday and two Sunday. And Lew istown captured the whole series. The only fly in the ointment for the fans is that two of these games, the first one Friday and the game Satur day, were exhiibtion affairs and do not count in the percentage column. The opener Friday afternoon, played before a record-breaking crowd, was the finest exhibition of baseball ever seen in this part of the state. Both teams went at top speed all the way and the game was full of thrills .and it took twelve innings to decide it, the score standing 3 to 2 in favor of the locals at the end. Applegate was in the box for Lewistown, while Hus band did the twirling for 'Billings, both men pitching gilt-edged ball and re ceiving splendid support. Applegate was wild at the start, but soon steadied and seemed to improve as the game progressed. In the second period Husband walked. Wentz sent a grounder to Applegate, who tried to catch Husband at second, but made a bad throw, McNamara's good stop pre venting any further damage being done. O'Donnel was out, Applegate to Conley. Brady walked. Cartwright's difficult foul fly was caught by Con ley. Fink sent a fly to left and Ploof tried to get it on a dead run, but let it drop, incidentally letting in the only two men Billings got across the plate. Hedges was out, McNamara to Conley. In the fourth, Giffln sent the ball over the left field fence for a home run. In the sixth, Lewistown scored another. McQuaid drew a pass and Giffin's fine bunt landed him on first and carried McQuaid around to third. Ploof went out at first on a bunt and McQuaid was caught at the plate. Con ley brought Giffln home with a clean ARRANSFOR TWO Files' INSTITUTES WILL BE HELD AT DUTCHER GROVE AND HILGER NEXT WEEK. C. H. Peterson, in charge of the farming department of the Chamber of Commerce, has arranged for two farmers' institutes, the first to be he'd at Hilger on June 15 and the second at Robert Dutcher grove, on Warm Spring creek, on June 16. T. A. Hoverstad, Prof. F .S. Cooley, Mrs. Cooley and Mr. Peterson will be in at tendance and some very instructive addresses will be made. The inten tion is to make these gatherings in the nature of farmers' picnics. All farmers are most cordially invited and to bring along lunch baskets. hit to center. Kelly was out, Wentz to Brady. In the twelfth, with the score 2 to 2, Hopkins went in to bat for Willard and met the first ball pitched for a nice hit and then stole second. Ferral, batting for Applegate, struck out. Hopkins took third on a wild pitch and McQuaid brought him in with the winning run on a safe hit to center. Second Game. The second game was won by Lew istown, 12 to 9, but it didn't look that way at the start. Hopkins, one of the new pitchers, went in for the locals, but got off badly. Wentz, the first man up, got a hit and then it was a case of "everybody doin' it" until five runs had been scored. Then Giffln went in the box and some weird throwing between the catcher and first let in two more. Billings scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth. Lewistown opened up in the first by scorig three runs and adding six more in the second, with three in the eighth. While this game was pretty loose at times, it was marked by many brilliant plays. Third Game. The third of the series, played Sat urday afternoon, was an exhibition game and was won easily by Lewis town by a score of 9 to 5. Duvall and Ploof formed the battery for the lo cals, with Thorine, Wentz and O'Don nell for Billings. Fourth Game. The first game Sunday afternoon was captured by Lewistown, the score standing 11 to 2. Applegate pitched a strong, heady game for the locals and received excellent support. Liese started for Billings and pitched well for five innings, but his arm gave out in the sixth and Wentz went in, the locals scoring six runs in that period. Fifth Game. The secod game Sunday and the last one of the series was easy pick ings for the locals, who won by a score of 9 to 2. Husband went in the box for Billings and was hit hard from the start, two runs being scored in the first, five in the second and one each in the fifth and sixth. Billings got one man across the plate in the first and another in the seventh. Hop kins, who pitched for Lewistown, was in fipe form. He not only pitched well, but proved himself a good stick er and a fine base runner. McNamara distinguished himself by driving the ball to the center field fence for a home run. Mac is rapidly getting back to his old form. The next games here will be a series Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Buffalo, Sheridan playing at Billings. THE UHUNGE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL SOON HAVE TRUCK OF THAT MAKE. City Attorney Will Prepare An Ordi nance Relating to Electric Wiring —Complaint From the Under writers—Special Meeting to Be Held This Evening. Inside of ninety days the Lewis town fire department will be equipped with a LaFrance auto fire truck, the council last Wednesday adopting a report of the special committee recommending this machine. The con clusio was reached after all the makes in use in this state had been examined, when it was decided that the American LaFrance came the nearest to meeting the requirements of this city. The truck will cost about $6,000 delivered here. At Wednesday's meeting a report was received from the electrical in spector of the board of underwriters setting out that much of the wiring in this city was not up to the stand ard. City Attorney I. B. Kirkland was given the job of preparing an ordi nance relating to wiring and this will remedy the evil in future. Harry Briggs was appointed a spe cial police officer for Culver's theater. The petition of the Judith Basin Milling company for permission to run a spur across Main street to connect with the Great Northern, was referred to the street committee and engineer. No Meeting. There was no meeting last evening, the council adjourning until tonight, when considerable routine business will receive attention. The State Fair. Helena, July 7.—The United States department of forestry will be an ex hibitor at the Montana state fair, Sep tember 22-27, F. A. Silcox, district forester, having made arrangements with Secretary Breitensteln to this ef fect. Although the forestry exhibit will be in the agriculture building this year along with the educational ex hibits from the state university, the agricultural college and the school of mines, it is planned that a coopera tive scheme may be worked out by the state fair and the forestry depart ment which will provide for the erec tion of a forestry building next year. This will be large enough to house a good forest exhibit JUNE TERM ENDS WITH TRIAL OF CASE OF SMITH AGAINST MILLER. SEEKS HEAVY DAMAGES Milwaukee Track Layer Sues Railroad Company for Over Twenty Thou sand Dollars for Personal Injuries —Verdict for Minnie Kitts—Di vorce Actions. The jury term which began June 2 ended Saturday morning, when the sealed verdict returned Friday morn ing in the case of W. L. Smith against J. C. Miller and J. R. Miller was opened. The jury in this action re mained out nearly all night, bringing in a verdict on the morning of July 4. Smith sued on three causes of ac tion, for plowing, seeding, harvesting, at the old Carolus ranch for a total of something over $1,500. The jury found for the plaintiff for $531.50. Smith was represented by I. B. Kirk land and E. K. Cheadle, while O. O. Mueller appeared for the defendants. Jury in August. Judge Ayers stated that he would call a jury about Aug. 25, when the important case of William Munger against the Flatwillow Land company will be tried. This is expected to take about a week. Following it the case of L. D. Cota, charged with a viola tion of the Donlan white slavery act, will be tried for the second time. Asks Heavy Damages. G. S. Previsich has brought suit against the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to recover $20,500 dam ages for personal injuries, alleged to have been sustained through the negli gence of the defendant. Previsich was employed by the railway company in April last as a track layer and was working near Lewistown. He alleges that he was directed by the foreman to board a work train and after do ing so the train was started suddenly and without any warning, with the result that the plaintiff was thrown to the ground, his head striking a rail. Previsich claims that he received some permanent injuries through the accident. William Meyer is the plain tiff's attorney. Alleges Desertion. Robert E. Theinhardt has brought suit for divorce against Caroline E. Theinhardt, asking for a decree on the ground of desertion. The parties were married at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in June, 1902, and the plaintiff has resided in this county for something over a year past. C. J. Marshall is Mr. Theinhardt's attorney. Verdict for Miss Kitts. In the case of Minnie C. Kitts against former Sheriff W. R. Woods, Sheriff Firmin Tullock and the Mon tana Lumber company, involving $173.91, the jury returned a verdict MABR BAKER BRIDE OF VIM. SALIH PRETTY HOME WEDDING AT THE BAKER HOME EARLY THIS MORNING. A very pretty heme wedding oc curred early this morning at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Baker, in Park addition, when their daughter Mabel became the bride of William Saltmore. The ceremony was per formed by Father V. J. van den Broeck, only the relatives and a few close friends being present. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Temple cafe and the bride and groom then took the Great Northern out. After a short wedding trip they will return and make Lewistown their home. The bride has a wide circle of friends and has long been prominent in musical circles. She is an accom plished musician and a charming young woman. Mr. Saltmarsh is a rising young business man and has for some time been associated with Thomas Pittman in the Lewistown Supply Judge Cheadle the Orator. Harlowton, July 4.—Harlowton cele brated Independence day in fitting style today. An enormous crowd, 1, 600 of whom saw the ball game, en joyed the day's doings. The automo bile parade, the first number on the morning's program, was composed of over thirty beautiful floats. The first prize auto was decorated to typify "Young America" and is owned by Attorney Husband. At 11 a. m. Judge Cheadle delivered a splendid patriotic oration In the opera bouse. in favor of Miss Kitts, who was rep resented by Judge E. K. Cheadle. Grants a Decree. In the divorce case of Frank Per kins against Mary Perkins, Judge Jtoy E. Ayers last week granted a de cree on the ground of desertion. The parties were married at Waterville, Minnesota. Says He Deserted Her. Agnes Lillian Alexander has brought suit for divorce against Percy Clar ence Alexander, to whom she was married at Winnipeg in 1910. She al leges that the defendant deserted her at Great Falls in July, 1911. H. S. McGinley, of Fort Benton, Is the plaintiff's attorney. Held for Robbery. Frank Mouser, who has been in Lewistown but a short time, had a preliminary hearing before Judge B. H. Foley Saturday on the charge of robbery, it being alleged that, the de fendant went through a drunken man in a saloon. Mouser was held to the district court for trial. WHERE CONGRESSMEN SING. Seek Relief From Homesickness at Sunday Evening Meetings. National Magazine: In Congress Hall hotel, located near the capitol building, eighty congressmen are domiciled. They are of all parties and beliefs, but on Sunday evening the neighborly spirit of all men of all climes is manifested. The program follows no order, and is limited to no special number of "artists." There is no lack of volunteers, however, and the piano is kept going with song and music. Congressman Falconer of Washington walks bravely to the piano and sings, followed by other col leagues, and down through the cor ridor ring the voices of the people's representatives in Sunday evening song. There is hearty and enthu siastic applause, and little groups gather all about the lobby, having a good old-fashioned time. Later in the evening the singing naturally drifts to the old-time songs; there is a hush, the chairs cease rock ing, and the conversation softens as the old heart songs are sung, awaken ing memories of the folks at home— for there are congressmen- who get homesick in spite of an attractive sal ary and the honor of serving the gov ernment under the capitol dome. The h tactfulness of the home life of the American people as indicated in these gatherings of congressmen is one cf the most fascinating and charming as pects of American democracy. BROWN-FAGLEY CO. Fine New Building on First Avenue Now Fully Occupied. The Brown-Fagley company's hand some brick block on First avenue is now a busy place. The structure was planned especially to meet the needs of the concern and the big wareroom is now filled completely with ba'ed hay, grains of all kinds, chopped feed, etc. The office in the front is con venient and attractive and at the rear of the building one corner has been cut off for the Henningsen Creamery company, of Great Falls, for a cream station. Here the farmers leave their cream, which is tested and paid for at once. This department works in well with the trade of the Brown Fagley company and the volume of business now being done indicates that everything was carefully planned in advance. ASSETS OF IDE GEBO COMPANY ARE SOLD ARE BOUGHT BY LEWISTOWN COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE. The final fizzle of Sam W. Gebo'B big project, the Lewistown Coal, Light & Gas company, occurred last Friday, when the assets of the company were disposed of at sheriff's sale, the bond holders having foreclosed the mort gage. The property sold for the amount of the mortgage, $125,000. The Lewistown Electric & Power com pany bought the electric equipment, the franchise at Moore and the one in Lewistown for $45,000. The First Na tional bank, as trustee for the bond holders, bid in the balance of the property for $80,000, this including the coal mine, tipple, coal rights, land and mining equipment, thus winding up the concern's affairs. The electric company will immediately dismantle the old Gebo pole line, which has nev er been used by it. This will add con siderably to the appearance of the | city. The poles and part of the equip ment will be used in various ways and the rest of it will be sold. Mr. Gebo's main idea in organizing his company and securing the lighting franchise was to utilize his coal mine up Spring creek. In connection with that he proposed to put in a gas plant, and later got tangled up in a great project for interurban electric car lines and expended considerable money in promoting it. He finally took over the old Citi zens' Electric under an option and was unable to meet his payments on the purchase and the whole project broke down. IT IS A COMPLETE SUCCESS AND PEOPLE ARE WELL PLEASED. THE FORMAL EXERCISES Interesting Program Carried Out at Opera House, With J. E. Lane As Chairman—A Splendid Parade— Fireworks Run by Fire Depart ment—The Prize Winners. The celebration of the Fourth last Friday was one of the most success ful ever held in Lewistown. It rained nearly all of Thursday night and Fri day morning the skies were overcast and the streets muddy. The outlook was far from encouraging and it looked as though another storm would wreck the program. However, the skies cleared an hour or two before the exercises began and the mud dried rapidly. A large audience assembled at the opera house, and following the formal exercises, the parade moved down Main street, and while not. so extensive as on some other occasions, was most attractive. Knapp, the high-wire worker, next entertained the crowds at Main street, and Third avenue with a clever ex hibition, which was repeated in the evening, and during the afternoon the two ball games afforded entertainment for everyone, over 2,000 people wit essing the contests on the diamond. At dark the fire department made a spectacular fireworks run on Fifth avenue, this spectacle being witnessed by an Immense crowd. Following this people flocked to the theaters and many witnessed the boxing contests at the opera house. Taken all in all, the celebration was most satisfactory. The many visitors to the city found plenty of attractions to entertain them and the day passed off without an accident. The streets wer» thronged until well after mid night, but there was no disorder and SLATER BLOCK FOUR-STORY BUSINESS STRUC TURE TO BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR. Contract for Erecting Brooks Build ing on Main Street Awarded to the Piper Construction Company— Work Starts on BankLight Com pany Skyscraper. Wasmansdorff & Eastman today practically completed the plans for the four-story business block to be erected by Slater Bros, on the fine site recently purchased by them from Louis Landt between the Richards building and the Fad. The structure will be four stories and the material to be used will be the best quality of Lewistown brick. It will be strictly modern and will cost around $40,000 when fully completed. Bids will soon be called for and the intention is to have the block completed this year. Brooks Building. The contract for the new Brooks block to be erected by John Brooks on the site near the postoffice and ad joining the T-P, was let last week to the Piper Construction company, whose bid was about $25,000. All the bids submitted did not vary more than $2,000. Work will commence imme diately and the two-story building will be ready for use in the fall. It will be of reinforced concrete and the plans were.drawn with a view to add ing two more stories later. Bank-Electric Building. Serrie Bros, has commenced work on the four-story block to go up at the corner of Fifth avenue and Main street for the First National bank and the Lewistown Electric & Power com pany. The concrete footings are now being placed and when the foundation is in progress will be rapid. Building Notes. The front of the Crowley block will be finished, so far as the brickwork is concerned, this week. The roof is now going on the hand some depot building being erected by the Great Northern. The work of remodeling the old Vrooman block at the corner of Main street and Fifth avenue to meet the needs of the Lewistown State bank will be in progress this week. Will Go Abroad. Mr. and Mrs, J. J. Bullard expect to leave by the end of the month for England on a visit to their old home, which they have not seen for many years. the police had not the least difficulty in huiullhig the crowds. At the Opera House. The exercises at the opera house be gan at 10 o'clock. Following a selec tion by the band, Rev. E. W. Wright offered prayer and Miss Ruth Waite sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" with spirit. A quartet rendered an appro priate selection and Rev. G. Clifford Cress made the address, following which the Presbyterian choir sang. The oration by Mr. Cress was brief, the time being limited, but the speak er crowded it with inspiring thoughts. He hnstily sketched the founding of the new nation, its struggles toward high ideals, until the Civil war threat ened to destroy it, until today it had taken its place as the first among the world powers. Many new problems were confronting the people today, clamoring for solution. These prob lems were gigantic and complex and would call for the highest patriotism and wisdom in dealing with them. Among them were the tendency to concentrate wealth and trade control into the hands of a few; transporta tion ami public utilities; immigration; vice and saloon evils, and the prob lems connected with housing and pro viding proper surroundings for the congested population of the great cities. Then there were mighty Issues pending before the people such ns the national policy regarding conservation of resources, suffrage, and so on. In the effort to find a correct solution for these problems good men would rise above all sectionalism, partisan ship and personal ambition. The audience united in singing "America" and brought the program to a close. J. E. Lane presided at the meeting and succeeded in his chief effort to keep things moving and have the pro gram completed within the allotted time. Mr. Lane made an ideal chair man. The Parade. Mended by the Lewistown band, and with Chief Edward Martin as mnrshal of the day, the parade moved prompt ly and it proved a splendid feature. The Hopkins compnny was represent ed by an auto made to represent a canoe with two Indian paddlers. It was one of the most tnking features In the entire parade. Next came Roy Kane and five other girls In a decor ated auto, making a beautiful picture. The Grain Belt Brewing compnny fol lowed with an auto, the structure be ing enclosed in lithographs. The W. D. Syrnmes auto, with an other group of beautiful girls, fol lowed. Then came the fire depart ment, with the famous black wolf drawing a miniature wagon. This fea ture, which was in charge of Chet Pnlinor, attracted a lot of attention. The Power Mercantile company was represented by an elaborate float, the feature being a mammoth basket in which were a dozen pretty girls at tired In white. The Lewistown Furniture company had a float with two girls seated tete a-tete, and the Basin Lumber company followed with nn ingeniously con structed float, representing a house constructed from handsome doors, etc. The Mahon-Itobinson Lumber com pany had a very pretty float that was admired bb all. The Judith Hardware company had a unique float in the shape of a big metal structure, with a number of metal workers busily engaged in their calling. The Imperial theater had a comedy float with a brass band, consisting principally of Bill Heinecke, who toot JUNE REPORT OF 1HE COUNTY TREASURER DISTRICT SCHOOL FUND AND SINKING FUND THE FAT ONES. The report of County Treasurer Rufus Poland for June shows that the total on hand in all the funds, in cluding state, school and county, on July 1, was $163,647.47, distributed amog the various funds as follows: Geseral fund, $4,594.99; contingent fund, $6,793.72; poor fund, $395.75; road fund, $409.58; bridge fund, $1, 016.59; sinking fund, $43,393.62; gen eral school fund, $2,427.07; district school fund, $81,909.34; high school fund ,$10,494.4$; library fund, $3, 673.00; institute fund, $43; protest fund, $358.99; Lewistown, $567792; Stanford, 23 cents; Moore, $34.72; Roundup, $68.25; district court clerk deposit, $11.16; estates, $4,036.24; cor oner's estates, $62.75; redemption fund, $86.95; state fund, $1,755.77; bond interest, $15.46; state bounty, $177.33; state examiner, $250; Btate stock bounty, $10.36; stock indemnity, $1.72; sprinkling, $31.28; Benchland, $40; Hilger fire fund, $6.27; unfinished business, $995.35. Receipts and Disbursements. The receipts during June were $9, 633.62 and came from the following sources: Taxes, $2,327.25; licenses, $3,545.75; county officers fees, $V 912.98; other sources, $1,847.64. The disbursements ' during the month amounted to about $50,000, of which over $16,000 was from the gen eral fund, nearly $6,000 from the con tingent fund, over $16,000 from the district school fund, $3,036 from the poor fund and $1,412 from the state fund.