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Fergus County Democrat VOL. X. NO. 4. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, SEPTEMBER 30, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS STATE FAIR IS BEST YET HELD LARGEST AND .BEST EXHIBIT8 EVER COLLECTED AT HELENA. Wins Blue-Ribbon Prize for Best Dis play and Arrangement of Any County in State—Carl Peterson Re views the Fair for the Democrat— The Baby 8how a Feature. (By Carl N. Peterson) Saturday saw the close of the great est state fair that Montana has ever had and in quality of its exhibits the best that ever been held in the west. Easterners marveled at the wonder ful showing of grains, grasses and vegetables. Even to the people of our own state it was a revelation of the great possibilities that ie before them. Livestock Display. The showing of livestock was ex cellent and in quality waB as good as that of the eastern fairs, which goes to prove that the livestock breeders of Montana are live oneB, and there are great opportunities in that line for the farmers of our state and it is only a question of time when the ex cellence of our pure-bred livestock will be as well known as the quality of our grains, grasses and vegetables. The fruit exhibit was splendid and to the easterners who have pictured Montana as the home of the cowboy and wild Indian, it was a revelation. It was truly a great exhibit of apples. Fergus Captures Blue Ribbon. The individual county exhibits were in a class by tkemselves and were away ahead of any county exhibits at the state fairs of Minnesota, Wiscon sin and Iowa, which goes to show that our county exhibits were the best in the country. There was keener com petition between the counties thiB year than last, but as usual, Fergus won the first prize on best general dis play and arrangement. Much credit for ou* good' showing it due to the un tiring efforts of C. L. Wentworth in gathering and preparing the exhibits and to J. H. Surprcnant for the ar tistic arrangement <51 the Fergus county booth. Fergus county captured a large number of first and second prizes on grains and grasses, a complete list_not being available at this time. The corn exhibit of Custer county reminded one of the corn belt in Iowa and Illinois and Montana will soon be grouped in that class also. The Montana Agricultural College Experiment station had an exhibit of their own in a separate tent. These exhibits'were more in the nature of demonstrations in all lines of farm activities, with each booth in charge of an expert, who by means of charts and models explained the results that could be obtained by following their suggestions in actual farm practice. In the dairy barn the college had an exhibit of Holsteins, all the progeny of one cow in six years' time, demon MISS CLARA MAIN THE NEW LIBRARIAN IS CHOSEN TO SUCCEED MRS. GUY L. WAIT, WHO HAS RESIGNED. At a meeting of the library board Friday evening, Miss Clara Main was chosen as librarian, succeeding Mrs. Guy L. Wait, who recently resigned. Mrs. Graham, an expert in library mat ters, was engaged to get out a cata logue. This will prove a boon to pa trons of the library. Mrs. Graham temporarily filled the position of li brarian after the retirement of Mrs. Wait. Miss Main was long a teacher in the public schools here and has recent ly returned from an extended visit to Illinois. B IJOU The Home of Good Things. New Show Thursday THREE BIG ACT8 strating what can be accomplished in building up the dairy business in our state in a short time and what every farmer can do even though he has but one cow to start with. Taken as a whole, the fair was a success from start to finish and the best ever in points of attendance, in quality and quantity of exhibits. What is needed now to make the fair still better is the erection of more build ings to take care of the increasing exhibits that are sure to be made next year. Many remarks were overheard, uttered by visitors, who did not exhibit this year to the effect that next year would find them there with either an exhibit of livestock or grain." The Prize Winners. Helena, Sept. 27.—It was the verdict of not only the judges but of an over whelming majority of the visitors to the state fair that Fergus county was entitled to the blue-ribbon prize of the exposition for having the best display and arrangement. Fergus had a good lead over all the other counties, Park coming second, with Gallatin third and Beaverhead fourth. The other awards on collective ex hibits were: Best exhibit of grains and grasses— Park, first; Gallatin, second; Fergus, third; Cascade, fourth. Best exhibit and largest variety of grass and forage crops—Park, first; Gallatin, second; Madison, third; Cas cade, fourth. Best exhiibt of vegetables and root crops—Custer, first; Cascade, second; Sweet Grgss, third; Yellowstone, fourth. Largest variety of products—Cas cade, first; Madison, second; Fergus, third; Jefferson, fourth. Fergus county captured innumera ble prizes for Individual displays of grains, the list of these honors not having been fully compiled as yet. The baby show was a howling suc cess, figuratively as well as literally. In the general competition the win ners were: Highest scoring baby—Mary Cath erine Predmore, 23 months, Helena. Score, 98.5. v Best boy baby—Earl Perry Hancock, 13 months, Butte. Score, 98.4. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samqel J. Hancock. Second best girl baby—Jennie Doro thy Konen, 8 months, Butte. Score, 98. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Konen. Best pair of twins—Katherine Agnes and Jane Eleanor Gleason, 8 months, Helena. Score, 94.75. Fergus' Prize Baby. Verne Bernard Spring was the prize winning baby from Fergus county This youngster made a very high score, 95, being: only 315 points behind the champion baby of the state. BIG BOXING PROGRAM IGHT MANSON AND UVANNI BOTH IN FINE SHAPE FOR THEIR CONTEST. Lee Manson, the San Francisco mid dleweight who is to meet Joe Uvanni, the Canadian champion, in a twelve round contest at the opera house to morrow night, arrived from the west last week and has continued his train ing right up to this afternoon. Uvanni, who has been here longer and is much better known because of his splendid showing in his battles at Great Falls, has been sparring with Henry Irsling er, while Manson is training with Joe Rogers, the latter being matched to fight Uvanni at Great Falls October 10. Manson is very fast, rugged and has a hard punch. His footwork great ly pleases the fans who have watched him work out. In addition to the main bout, Paddy O'Hem and Young Dunn will meet in a semi-windup, while Koch and Eld ridge, new men here, but both clever, will meet in an added bout, and Mon day and Chivers will furnish the pre liminary. In From Garneill. William Sheill, the well known stockman of Garneill, was in the city last week. He says the Garneill coun try is looking mighty fine this fall. FIRST ACTION OF THE KIND EVER TAKEN IN THIS DIS TRICT. For the first time in the history of this district, naturalization papers granted to an alien have been revoked. This action was taken by Judge Ayers yesterday in the case of Toloma Koho, a native of Russia, who waB natural ized here in 1908. The ground for the revocation was that the man com mitted perjury in securing his final papers. At that time he took an oath that he was a single man. Special Agent John Speed Smith recently dis covered that the man had a wife and a daughter 21 years of age. What the man's motive was in misrepresenting the facts is not known here, but the absolute proof that he did so is found in an affidavit recently made by him self. / SUIT OVER THE HOTEL FERGUS J. REEBLE BRINGS AN ACTION AGAINST LAUX, HAUPT AND OTHERS. TO ENFORCE A C0ITW Three Small Damage Suita Brought in the District Court—To Secure Di vorce—Yesterday Was Naturaliza tion Day With Judge Ayers—Sev eral New Citizens. J. Reeble yesterday brought suit against Phil Laux, Charles Haupt, J. F. Forbes, George Forbes and W. H. Forbes to compel the defendants, Messrs. Laux and Haupt, to carry out a contract alleged to have been en tered into with the plaintiff, under which he was to become the lessee of the new Hotel Fergus, now receiv ing the finishing touches of the paint ers and decorators. The plaintiff sets out that he entered into a written con tract with Messrs. Laux and Haupt, under which he was to take the hotel for a term of years at a fixed rental; that later agreements were made re garding the addition of a fourth and then a fifth story; that in January the parties entered into an oral agree ment for a lease on the hotel by the plaintiff, a number of conditions be i ing covered by it; that on Sept. 4 last the defendants, Laux and Haupt, noti fied the plaintiff that the building was ready for occupancy; that on Sept. 6 the plaintiff offered to enter into a cotnract for a lease that would em body all the conditions of the previous lease and agreements, but the defend ants refused to enter into such writ ten contract or to give him posses sion; that the plaintiff had expended $5,500 for furniture and supplies, and that although the building was not ready for occupancy on Sept. 4, he was, nevertheless, willing to take pos session and have the lease run from that date; that since Sept. 4, being in readiness to perform his part of th$ agreement, he tendered into court $425, one month's rent, and offered to pay a sum equal to one-twelfth of 15 per cent of the cost of constructing the fifth story of the hotel and one half of ten per cent of the difference in the cost of a wood and tile or marble floor in the large room on the first floor; that on Sept. 12 Messrs. Laux and Haupt entered into a writ ten lease with the Messrs. Forbes for five years, with the privilege of re newal for five years more, the lessees having full knowledge at the time of lease to the plaintiff and that the de fendants conspired and confederated together for the purpose of defeating the plaintiff out of his rights. The plaintiff asks for a decree re quiring Messrs. Laux and Haupt to perform and carry out their agree ment with the defendant and declaring the lease to the Messrs. Forbes null and void; that the Messrs. Forbes be restrained from taking possession of the premises and that Laux and Haupt DEATON AND WLLY L WILEY TAKES PLACE AT STILLWATER, MINNESOTA—RESIDING AT ST. PAUL. Announcement was received here last week of the marriage a week ago today of Miss Willy Deaton, of Lew istown, and Lewis Wiley, of St. Paul. The marriage took place at Stillwater, Minnesota, and Mr. and Mrs. Wiley are residing at St. Paul, where Mr. Wiley holds a hotel position. The bride is a native of this city and has spent her life here. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ludie Deaton and the late W. D. Deaton, famous as a sheriff of this county. She is a talent ed musician and for several years was the pianist with the Lewistown or chestra and at the theaters. Mr. Wiley came here from St. Paul and was for a time manager of the Bright hotel for Proprietor Walter Bright. He is an expert in everything pertaining to the hotel business and popular with the traveling public. Death of a Girl. Lizzie Key, daughter of Luther Key, a farmer near Brooks, died at the hos pital this morning from acute appen dicitis. The girl, who was 14 years of age, nad suffered from this ailment at times for a number of years and was stricken last week. She was brought to the hospital Saturday and it was found it was too late to ope rate. The funeral will be held here tomorrow, but the arrangements have not been fully completed. Child Is Injured. Word was received here today to the effect that the nine-year-old daugh ter of Henry Parrent, of Kendall, was run over by an auto Sunday and very seriously injured. be required to appear and show cause why they should not be restrained I from leasing the hotel to any one else: or from conducting it themselves. C. J. Marshall and J. C. Huntoon are the plaintiff's attorneys. A Poor Provider. Linna Coffin has brought quit in the district court to secure a decree of di vorce on the ground of failure to pro vide and also asks for the custody of their one child. The parties were mar ried in this city on March 19, 1910, and have resided in the Moore district. S. E. Peterson is the plaintiff's attor ney. Over Right of Way. Grace M. Wright last week brought suit against the Milwaukee to recover $300, alleging that the defendant had entered upon his homestead in section 17, township 18 north, of range 18, taking 14.2 acres for right-of-way pur poses. E. K. Cheadle is the plaintiff's attorney. Sues Express Company. Peter Griesenauer has brought an action against the Great Northern Ex press company to recover $354 dam ages on a shipment of hogs from Stan ford to Lewistown, it being alleged that through the negligence of the de fendant the meat was spoiled. A. N. Naudeau is the plaintiff's attorney. For Personal Injuries. Peter Pavlica has brought suit against D. J. Burke to recover $1,000 damages for personal injuries alleged to have been sustained because of the defendant's negligence. The defend ant sets out that in August last he was in the employ of the defendant as a laborer and was directed to go into a cut and clear the track from dirt. (Continued on page twelve.) MADDOX BROS. GET WONDERFUL YIELD ON GRASS RANGE FARM. FARI GftfES 61 BUSHELS On Their Entire Field of a Hundred and Five Acres the Average Is Forty-nine Bushels to the Acre— Fergus Grain to Be Shown at the Oklahoma Exposition. The highest yield of winter wheat reported anywhere in Fergus county this season, and for that matter, the highest known in the state, is credit ed to Maddox Bros., who secured an average of sixty-one bushels/ from a tract of twenty-two acres. This par ticular tract was sod land, broken in May, 1912, and sowed to Turkey red wheat between the first and fifteenth of September. The soil was double disced, double harrowed, double disced again crosswise and then leveled with a harrow. Thus the tract was virgin soil worke down from the sod. In addition to this field, Maddox Bros, own a much larger field, mak ing a total of 105 acres. The total yield from the entire 105 acres was 5,124 bushels, giving the very high average of forty-nine bushels to the acre. The facts regarding this yield are given in the Grass Range Review, just issued, and are certified to by G. A. Maddox in an affidavit. To Mr. Vroo man, the nestor of the newspaper fra ternity, Mr. Maddox stated that the wheat was very dry when threshed, shelling considerably, and his esti mate is that at least a bushel to the acre was lost in handling. Oklahoma Exposition. L. D. Blodgett, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, has returned from Helena, where, at the close of the state fair, he was engaged in ap portioning the Fergus county exhibit. Part oi this he turned over for use in a big Montana display that will go at once to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a dry farming exposition is about to be held. Part of it was also turned over for use in a permanent state exhibit at Helena, while the rest was reserved for the Panama-Pacific exposition and for the railway exhibit cars. LEWISTOVm Gin IS CIVEKJHBT PRIZE BEATRICE ROBERTS HAS BEST NEEDLE WORK DISPLAY AT FAIR. Beatrice Roberts, a Lewistown school girl, did honor to her town at the state fair by winning the state prize for needle work. She won the Howard Elliott county prize for her work shown here, which entitled her to the trip to the fair. There her work was placed in competition with that of other school girls from practically every county in Montana and the judges declared that the Lewistown girl had fairly won the first hoonrs. FOR ISSUES or PAVING BONDS TWO RESOLUTIONS ARE ADOPT ED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. HI MOVE HACK STANDS Matter Is Referred to the Street Com mittee—City's Bookkeeping System —Petition for Opening Up Pine Street—Alderman J. C. Miller As sumes His Duties. The new alderman, J. C. Miller, rep resenting the Second ward, made his first appearance last night as a mem ber of the council. He waB appointed by Mayor Symmes to all the commit tees upon which his predecessor, H. J. Kelly, served. The other aldermen, Messrs. Sutter, Berkin, d'Autremont, Weideman and Ford, were all in at tendance, as well as City Attorney Kirkland and Engineer Birkland. Paving Bonds. The council adopted two resolu tions authorizing improvement district bonds to cover the cost of street pav ing. The resolution relating to Dis trict No. 9 provides for 48 bonds of $1,000 each, all due and payable on Oct. 1, 1921, and redeemable at any time when there are funds sufficient from the levy to retire them. The bonds bear interest at the rate of 6 per cent. The bond Isbuo for District No. 10 Is $18,000, the terms and conditions benig the same as in the other dis trict. The total of the two issues cov ers all the cost of paving, including the improvement itself, the engineer ing expenses, advertising, etc. Hack 8tands. The matter of getting the hack stands and express wagon stand off Main street, which has been up many times without any action being taken, was again discussed and it was finally referred to the street and alley com mittee. The committee will confer with the hackmen and report at the next meeting. Want 8treet Opened. Gerald Lambert and thirteen other property owners asked that Pine street from Second to Third avenue be opened. Referred to the street and alley committee. A petition asking for an extension of the water main from Elm to Olive street, one block. Referred to the en gineer. S. L. Stormwind put in a petition for a pawnbrokers' license. It was accom panied by the endorsement of ten free holders. Action was deferred for one week. City's Bookkeeping System. Recently, it will be remembered, State Examiner II. S. McGraw notified the city that a new system of book keeping, devised for all cities of the first and second classes in the state, must be adopted here, this being the requirement of an act passed at the last session of the legislature. Under THE FITTON-SCHANTZ CITY CLERK AND A POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN WED. Harry L. Fitton, the efficient and popular city clerk, and Miss Della Schantz, who also has a wide circle of friends in Lewistown, were married at the study in the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening, the ceremony be ing performed by Rev. Ernest W. Wright. They were attended by Miss Pearl Spencer and Louis E. Wurtz. The ceremony was followed by a wed ding supper at the Temple cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Fitton have gone to house keeping at 624 Erie street and will be at home after October 1. Coming here from Madison, Wis consin, several years ago, Mr. Fitton has filled several responsible positions, becoming city clerk under Mayor J. S. Marshall and being continued in that position by Mayor W. D. Symmes. The bride was stenographer for the Central Montana Land company. Leave for the East. Midshipman Louis Steadman, of Seattle, after spending some days here as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lane, left last Tuesday for the naval academy at Annapolis. Misses Edith and Newell Lane left on the same train for Boston to resume their studies, being accompanied by their grandmother, Mrs. Baugher, who will be with them during the coming year, making up a congenial and happy party of travelers. Arcadian Dance. The Arcadian club will give its intal dance of the season at Armory hall next Friday night instructions of the council, City Clerk H. L. Fitton wrote to the examiner, stating that the city had some time ago adopted a new system of account ing and installed it, and requesting that the rule be not enforced as to Lewistown. This city had arranged for its system before the law was passed. This called for the following reply from Mr. McGraw: I am sorry to learn that you have expended much money on a new sys tem of books. It was pretty generally known throughout the state that the last legislature required this depart ment to examine all cities and school districts of the first and second class, and before adopting your new system l am rather surprised that you did not consult this department, as it would be natural to suppose that a uniform system would have to be adopted throughout the state to facilitate the work of this department. The forms sent you may look a lit tle elaborate on the face of the thing, but I am satisfied that after it is once adopted, the simplicity of the work will be realized by the officials using the new system. The matter was referred to City Attorney Kirkland. Building in a 8treet. With regard to a protest previously filed against permitting the construc tion of a building in what would be the street at the corner of Ouelette and Evelyn streets, J. L. Vanest and others filed a statement to the effect that this ground had been used as a public thoroughfare for more than ten years past. The ground has never been dedicated. Work on the building has been stopped. Rooming-house licenses were grant ed to W. 8. Aherin, J. A. Rudislll and the Diamond Rooming house. The League of Pacific Northwest Municipalities invited Lewistown to send a delegate to the second annual conference, to be held at Portland Oct. 1-2. No action was taken on it. Contrcator J. C. McGuire asked lor an extension of three days on his pav ing contract because of delay caused by unfavorable weather conditions. The request went over for u week. Barsden's Railway Contract. R. M. Barsden, who is Just com pleting the construction of the east side sewer system for the city, has been awarded a contract by the Mil waukee for about 4,000 yards of rip rapping up Spring creek, together with a rock cut. and some other work. Mr. Barsden is now establishing his camp some distunce east of the Lew istown brewery and will begin work in a few days. YE/W'S Ml OF THE OUTLOOK CLUB SELECTION OF SUBJECTS AND AS SIGNMENT OF SPEAKER8 ANNOUNCED. the the the of at be be S. of E. The program committee o* tne Out look club, A. N. Nadeau, T. T. Taylo and Dr. J. H. P. Gauss, has just com pleted the work of arranging the pre gram for the coming year. This is al ways a difficult task and the commit tee devoted much time to a selectioi of subjects for discussion and the at signment of speakers. The meetings will begin the firs Wednesday in November and a bar quet and discussion will be held eacl month thereafter, the closing one bt ing in June, so thut there will be nin sessions in all. The Program. Following is the program arranged NOVEMBER The Social and Industrial Evolutioi of South America, Herbert L. Sackett critic, Wyllys A. Hedges. China, Its Past and Future, Guy L Wait; critic, Julius H. P. Gauss. DECEMBER The Invisible Government, Olive; W. Belden; critic, Oscar O. Mueller. The Education of Tomorrow, Elliot C. Lincoln; critic, Paul R. Trigg. JANUARY Is the Human Race Progressing oi Retrograding, Frederick F. Attlx; critic, Ernest W. Wright. International Peace, Harold B. Cut ler; critic, Albert N. Nadeau. FEBRUARY Social Settlement Work, Wyllys A Hedges; critic, Rudolf von Tobel. Wages As a Factor in Crime, Juliut H. P. Gauss; critic, Otto F. Wasmans dorff. MARCH Is a Tariff for Revenue Only Desir able for the United States, Oscar O Mueller; critic, Thomas T. Taylor. Gold and the Cost of Living, Alberl N. Nadeau; critic, Edward C. Russel The Religion of the Future, Paul R Trigg; critic, Guy L. Wait. To What Degree Is a Union oi Churches Possible and Desirable, Era est W. Wright; critic, Edward G. Ivins • APRIL The Single Tax, Rudolf von Tobel; critic, Herbert L. Sackeit. The Income Tax, Otto F. Wasmans dorff; critic, John C. Huntoon. MAY John Barleycorn, Thomas T. Taylor; critic. Herald B. Cutler. The Social Evil, Edward C. Russel; critic, Frederick F. Attix. JUNE The President As a Law Maker, John C. Huntoon; critic, Elliott C. Lin coln. Government by Caucus, Edward G. Ivins; critic, Oliver W.