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Lib, r ory Fergus County Democrat VOL. X. NO. 8. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, OCTOBER 28, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS TO JEALOUSY STANLEY 8C0FIELD, HOMESTEAD ER FROM CALIFORNIA, SHOT AND KILLED. FATALLY WOUNDS CHENEY Brave Denton Conatable Fade While Trying to 8ave Others From the Bullets of Crazed Man—Desperate Pistol Duel in the Dark—Greater Tragedy Narrowly Averted. Mr. Cheney died at.the hospital at 11 o'clock this morning. One of the most shocking tragedies ever enacted on the west side oc curred two miles south of Denton, at the James Johnston farm, last Tues day night, when Stanley B. Scofield, a well-known young homesteader, was shot and instantly killed by Constable A. B. Cheney, while the latter was shot and fatally wounded by Scofield. Back of the killing is a remarkable story of jealousy and revenge, light ened by the heroism of two of the principal actors in the drama, Con stable Cheney and Miss Hazel Wright. A Rejected 8uitor. It seems that last year Scofield, who had resided in that section some three years, began paying attentions to Miss Wright, a beautiful and refined young woman, who has resided with her parents at their farm near Denton for five years. The intimacy between her and Scofield was broken off at her re quest and soon afterwards Scofield ex pressed his belief that Miss Wright's brother had some share in breaking bff the affair and said something about getting even. Immediately afterwards, however, he assumed a friendly de meanor toward the girl, and except when he saw her with some one else, did not appear to manifest any par ticular interest in her. Begins Drinking. On Friday Scofield drank somewhat and as usual on such occasions showed an ugly disposition. He went out to the Johnston ranch that day and spent two hours visiting Mrs. Johnston, his aunt. He had made that place his home all last. winter and, being fa miliar with his moods, she saw that he was brooding over something and he finally remarked that some people had been "butting in" on his affairs and he was going to get even with them. She tried to soothe him, and he went back to Denton and did some more drinking Saturday, but not enough to become intoxicated. Tuesday evening last at 7:30 he went to the Johnston home and knocked. The door was opened by Mr. Johnston, who had just returned from working on a bridge, and Scofield asked him to step out. As he did so. Scofield quickly got between Johnston and the door and, covering him with his Savage automatic, said: "You have got to get your auto out, go to Denton and Bring Hazel here; you can." Taken completely by surprise and startled, the rancher obeyed and went to the car, when he asked to be al lowed to go back in the house and get his coat. Scofield would not permit this, but called to Mrs. Johnston to throw it out, when he examined it carefully before giving it to the owner. As Johnston prepared for his trip, Scofield further enlightened him as to his plans. "If you fail to bring Hazel back here," he said, "I'll kill your wife and children. If you bring any one with you but Hazel Vll kill the whole bunch. When you get back you may go In and talk with your wife and then I am gO' ing to kill both you and Hazel. After that I Intend to kill John Eppers and go to the Wright bpme and kill some people there. 'Now go." 8peeds to Denton. Mr. Johnston made all haste in get ting to Denton, found Miss Wright im mediately and told her just, what had occurred. The girl knew Scofield well enough to realize that this was no bluff and that the man would make good his threat tp the last detail so far as he was able to accomplish it. While it looked like certain death to return to the ranch, she knew that to UOU The Home of Good Things. I New Show Thursday THREE BIG ACTS refuse would not wholly Insure her safety and, moreover, she knew that it would mean certain death to oth ers. So without hesitation she de cided to make the terrible trip. Up to that time no suggestion had been made about others going, but Johns ton decided to get assistance if he could and immediately hunted up Con stable Cheney, to whom he told the story. The officer was joined by Jus tice of-the Peace Webb Morrow and both at once tendered their services. The little party of four then entered the car and started for the ranch. About half way out Cheney and Mor row left the car and started rapidly across the plowed ground, Johnston hitting upon the plan of stopping to make ostensible repairs as he neared the place so that they would all get there together, as It was realized that Scofield would Immediately begin shooting if others were in the car when it arrived. The plan worked out perfectly in that respect, but was up set by the unexpected. 8eofi»ld's Movements. When Johnston left for Denton Sco field entered the house and began talk (Continued on page twelve.) ODD FELLOWS ELECT THE GRAND OFFICERS REBEKA8 AL80 ELECT GRAND OF FICERS—MEET AT BUTTE NEXT YEAR. At the meeting of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows held at Bozeman last week, the following officers for the ensuing year were elected: F. E. Davis, of Bozeman, grand mas ter; Wiley Mount joy, of Twin Bridges, deputy grand master; W. H. Goodland, of Centerville, grand warden; R. H. Swain, of Great Falls, grand repre sentative for one year. Appointive officers follow: C. E. Trescott, of Choteau, grand marshal; O. S. Draper, of Bonner, grand con ductor; T. H. Shadoin, of Livingston, grand herald; J. E. Parker, of Boze man, grand chaplain. The state assembly of Rebekahs elected officers as follows: Mrs. Alberta Martin, of Ekalaka, president; Mrs. Mary Bolinger. of Bozeman, vice-president; Mrs. Dixon, of Philipsburg, warden; Mrs. Nellie W. Neill, of Helena, secretary; Mrs. Lida Spaulding, of Missoula, treas urer; Mrs. Kate White, of Hamilton, chaplain. Mrs. Martin appointed the following officers: Mrs. May Bennett, of Ana conda, marshal; Mrs. Axelda Mitchell, of Chester, conductress; Mrs. Gertie Powell, of Red Lodge, inside guardian; and Mrs. Drosse ,of Livingston, out side guardian. Both lodges will meet in Butte next year. THE BIG RUSH LONG LINE OF LAND SEEKER8 AT LAND OFFICE LAST THURSDAY. Some Large Totals for Four Days of Rushing Business—Cash Receipts Over Four Thousand Dollars—Pref erence Rights Recognized—Another Opening 8hortly. When the land office opened for business at 9 o'clock Thursday morn ing, Register H. J. Kelly, Receiver A. Hogeland and the deck hands found plenty of it awaiting their services. A line of from fifty to sixty land seek ers stretched out into the street, sev eral of these having spent the entire night in front of the office to secure' the best place. On that day sixty-one filings were made, the fll'yg fees paid in amounting to $1,470.84. From Thursday morning up to last evening 185 filings had been entered, the fees paid in during the four days amount in gto the handsome total of $4,168.05. This rush, of course, is occasioned by the throwing open to entry of ten townships in northeastern Dawson county and onq. township in MubsoI shell. As all bona fide settlers are given sixty days' prefernce right, it is expected that applications will come in during the next sixty days in large numbers. The register and receiver estimate that between 400 and 500 fil ings will come from these townships between Oct. 23 and Nov. 23. Another Opening. Register H. J. Kelly and Receiver A. Hogeland, of the land office, an nounce that the residue of township 18 north, of range 12 east, has been surveyed, and the plat of such lands will be filed in the land office on Nov. 24, on and after which date the office will be prepared to receive applica tions to enter or solicit such land,s as well as applications to adjust existing claims to the same. EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AS TO FIRE E3CAPE8 PASSED LAST NIGHT. NOT SURE ABOUT HACKS The Ordinance Relating to Stands Re ferred Back to Committee for One Week — American-LaFrance Com pany Heard From Again—Pierce Puts in Protest — Stormwind's Li cense. _ Mayor W. D. Symmes presided at last night's meeting of the city coun cil, Aldermen Sutter. d'Autremont, Ford, Wiedeman and Miller, and City Attorney I. B. Kirkland and Engineer A. C. Birkland being in attendanf e. Emergency Ordinance. An emergency ordinance requiring that within ninety days all buildings three stories or more in height, except residences, shall be provided with fire escapes, was presented by City Attor ney Kirkland and passed. Violations of the ordinance are punishable by fines in any sum not less than $50 and not exceeding $300 and by imprison ment not more than ninety days. Hack 8tanda. The city attorney also presented an ordinance regulating hack stands. It provides that no hacks, express wagons, busses or taxis shall stand on Main street, between Sixth avenue and Miller street (the paved district) while waiting hire, nor on Fourth ave nue between Main and Janeaux streets. Permtis for hack stands will be given by the mayor, chief of police and engineer, but no permit will be issued unless the permission of the owner or occupant of the property in front of which the stand is located is secured. The ordinance was referred to the committee for a week's consid eration. Objects to the Cut. Irving Pierce appeared to protest against any grading down of the hill in front of his property on Boulevard, between Sixth and Seventh avenue, to any greater depth than a five-foot cut. The matter was referred to the street committee for investigation. F. L. Stormwind renewed his peti tion for a pawnbroker's license, the first one sent in having been denied. The petition sent in the amount of one quarter's license and otherwise conformed to all the requirements, the bond, etc. Alderman Wiedeman said that as now shaped up he believed the peti tion should be granted, and the previ ous action was reconsidered and the petition was granted. Attention was called to the uaction sales previously held here of trashy jewelry and other goods and City At torney Kirkland was instructed to pre pare an ordinance covering the sub ject. Plumbing Inspector. Mayor Symmes appointed George Waltz, of the engineer's force, as city plumbing inspector, to serve without pay, the fees collected going to the city. The American-LaFrance company, in renewing its request for an exten sion of the time in which to deliver the auto fire truck, stated that the re quest was the result of their inability to get certain high-class material nec essary for the construction of a car ;e of DAHL ANDFLW. SADLER WELL-KNOWN YOUNG PEOPLE OF THIS CITY WED AT GREAT FALLS. Miss Clara Dahl and Herbert W. Sadler, of this city, were married last Thursday afternoon at the parsonage of Our Savior's Lutheran church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. Lunde. Mr. and Mrs. Sadler will be at home after Nov. 15 at Eighth avenue and Virginia street. The bride left here several weeks ago to visit relatives in Minneapolis, and returning, was met by Mr. Sadler at Great Falls, all the arrangements for the marriage having been made. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Dahl and has spent most of her life in the city, where she has a host of friends. Mr. Sadler has long been connected with the First National bank, holding a responsible position with that insti tution. He is a prominent Elk and is a popular and rising young business man. Today's Grain Quotations. Following are today's quotations at the local elevators: No. 1 northern. 62 cents; No. 2, 60 cents; No. 1 Turkey red, 60 cents; No. 2, 58 cents; No. 1 durum, 57 cents; No. 2, 55 cents; No. 1 flax, $1.08; No. 2, $1.03; No. 1 oats, 85 cents;-malting barley, $1. of the highest type on time. It was to the interests of the city that the de lay be granted and if it should not be, Lewistown would be the only city in the United States that had refused such a request when based on such grounds. G. N. Cornea Through. Alderman Wiedeman announced that he had received a letter from the Great Northern stating that the cross walks and lights at its crossings would be installed at once. It was decided to write the owners of property through which the pro posed sewer to Judith Place must pass, asking for easements, this be ing a preliminary step to condemna tion proceedings in case of refusal. Death of a Child. Dorothy Donnelly, 11-year-old daugh ter of Mrs. Harry Thompson, wife of the well-known Milwaukee conductor, died Friday morning ater a short ill ness resulting from kidney trouble. Dorothy was an exceptionally bright little girl, of sunny disposition, and was a favorite among her schoolmates. The mother has the deepest sympathy of all in her bereavement. The fu neral was held Sunday from the resi dence, the service being conducted by Rev. George Hirst. THEDOUlJSER EVENT8 OF INTERE8T IN THE SOCIAL REALM DURING PA8T WEEK. Miss Kittle Dowd, of Butte, arrived in the city last evening, having come over to attend the Dowd-Hilger nup tials. Farewell Party. Misses Lois and Gladys Wright en tertained informally last Monday eve ning complimentary to Misses Carro Cook and Bernice Hobensack, who left the following day for eastern schools. After a pleasant evening refreshments were served. M. L. C.'s. The annual mask ball given by the M. L. C.'s Friday evening was very well attended. The characters were all good, and as usual the dance was a big success. Five Hundred. Mrs. J. G. Bebb's home was the scene of two pretty parties the past week, when she, together with Mrs. C. C. Simonson and Mrs. R. M. Gra ham, entertained at cards °n Friday and Saturday. On Friday there were ten • tables in play and the hostesses were assisted in caring for the guests by Misses Marguerite Long, Maude Phillips and Coulter. High score was made by Mrs. W. A. Hedges and she received a pretty set of silver colonial salts and peppers. On Saturday there were twelve tables in play. Mrs. R. W. Rynolds made the highest score and her prize was also a set of colonial salts and peppers. Those assisting on Saturday were Mesdames Harry Jae ger, Edouard Sutter and William Salt marsh. A delicious luncheon was served on both afternoons and pink and white carnations were used in profusion throughdut the rooms. Bridge. The Wednesday Bridge met with Mrs. C. C. Brown last week. There were five tables in play, and Mis. Smurr won the prize, a pair of sna hose. The club guests were Mrs. Rec tor, Mrs. Sadie Hoffman and Mrs. Harry Brown. A delectable luncheon concluded the afternoon's enjoyment. Dinner. Mr. Herbert W. Sadler and Miss Clara Dahl, two well-known young peo ple of Lewistown, were united in mar riage at Great Falls last Thursday afternoon. They returned home Sun day evening and were the honor guests at a dinner party given by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arne Dahl, that evening. The dining room was beau tifully decorated, smilax, pink and white carnations being used in pro fusion. A handsome wedding cake graced the center of the table, and cov ers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. Arne Dahl, Mrs. Ole Vingar of Grass Range, Misses Mary Dowd, Ethel Dahl, Messrs. D. J. Hilger, Stanley and Arthur Dahl. 8hower. A pleasant event for a bride of the present week was that last evening, when Misses Helen Lynch and Flor ence d'Autremont gave a miscellane ous shower for Miss Mary Dowd at Miss Lynch's apartments In the Broad way. Miss Dowd received a number of useful and beautiful gifts, and a chafing dish supper was served. Monday Bridge. The Monday Bridge club was enter tained yesterday afternoon by Mtb. J. C. Plumb. The game was played at three tables, and Miss W. Becker, oi Los Angeles, was the only guest. The prize, a set of silver salts and peppers, was won by Mrs. J. E. Allen. Mrs. A. S. d'Autremont is entertain ing her sister. Miss W. Becker, of Los Angeles. _ Mrs. Frank E. Dotan aryl daughter, Margaret, left during the week for southern California, where they will spend the wi nter. Miss Bernice Hobensack and Miss Carro Cook, two popular girls of the younger set, left Tuesday to enter eastern schools. Miss Cook will en ter a musical conservatory at Cincin nati, and Miss Hobensack will take a business course at Philadelphia. GERMAN WOMAN, MOTHER OF ELEVEN AMERICANS, IS AD MITTED TO CITIZENSHIP. Mark Oulett Pays a Fine of Fifty Dol lars for Selling Beaver 8kins— Henry Benthien Brings Suit to Re cover Damages for Alleged Beat ing—Check-Raising Case. Naturalization day rolled around again in the district court yesterday and twenty aliens forswore all al legiance to divers kings, princes and potentates and became good citizens of the United States. A very unusual proceeding was the admission of a woman, Mrs. Mary E. Hoge. a native of Germany, to citizen ship without examination. Mrs. Hoge, who is about sixty-five years of age, has resided in the United States over thirty years and has eleven living chil dren, all good citizens. When Judge Ayers ascertained this fact, together with the information that three of her sons served in the United States army during the war with Spain, one being now in the regular army, stationed at Fort Snelling, he decided that the usual examination might be suspend ed in her case. Mrs. Hoge is a fine type of the sturdy German housewife. She will now be enabled to prove up on her homestead. 8old Beaver 8kins. Mark Ouelett, arrested by Deputy Game Wardens Tom Berkln and Jim Weaver for selling beaver skins, pleaded guilty before Judge Ayers yes terday and was fined $50, which he paid. A Damage Suit. Henry Benthien has brought suit against D. J. Burke and Ed Swear ingen to recover $2,500 for personal injuries alleged to have been inflict ed upon him by Swearingen, who is a foreman for Mr. Burke. Alfred Blals del is the plaintiff's attorney. It is alleged In the complaint that the plain tiff was employed with a grading crew at one of Burke's camps near Ar mells; that Swearingen is a man ol violent and danegrous disposition, who frequently chastized the laborers un der him; that on October second and third Swearingen beat him, on the last occasion assaulting him with a maul ;that the plaintiff made his es TO FOX LAKE GREAT NORTHERN WILL 800N HAVE TRACK COMPLETED BE TWEEN THESE POINTS. AT Payroll There Will Be Twenty Thou sand Dollars a Month Throughout Winter—Milwaukee Is Overcoming Trouble Due to 81 ides on Arrow Creek Hill—Engineer Here. While no definite date had been fixed for the completion of that por tion of the Great Northern's New Rockford-Lewlstown-Great Falls cut off from New Rockford, North Dakota, to Fox Lake, Dawson county, the rapid progress being made in McKenzie county at this time, together with the steel laying from Fairview to Fox Lake, in Dawson, indicates that with in a comparatively short time trains will be running on that section. Work on the long tunnel east of Lewistown is proceeding steadily and will continue throughout the winter with a payroll of $20,000 a month. The Milwaukee. Construction Engineer Whiting, "In charge of the Milwaukee's Lewistown Great Falls work, was in the city yes terday from Arrow creek. About seventy miles of the steel is now down, twenty-two miles of this being from the Great Falls end. Mr. Whiting says that while considerable trouble is still being encountered going down the Arrow creek hill owing to slides, it is being overcome, a force of 200 men being employed at that point. The Average le Fifty-one. The Judith Ranch company has se cured an average yield of fifty-one bushels per acre from their large field and the grain has proved of such superior quality that the whole crop was purchased by the Albert Dickin son Seed company, of Minneapolis, which paid a fancy price for the oats. cape and walked fourteen miles to Hilger. For Raising Check. Patrick Ford was brought in from Stanford at the end of the week charged with raising a check for $8.80 to $80.80. He will be tried at the No vember term. Return of Morgan. It has taken Undersheriff L. P. Slater and Deputy Sheriff Guy Tullock somewhat longer to make the trip to Juneau, Alaska, and return, than was expected and they will probably not reach the city earlier than Thursday night. The officers went to Juneau to bring back A1 Morgan, who was ar rested there for the Fergus county of ficers, who want him on a charge of grand larceny. Death of Cephas Herron. Cephas Herron died at his home in this city Thursday evening last, death following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Herron came to Lewistown from his homestead in the Winifred country last August. He was sixty years of age and is survived by a widow and two daughters. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. C. M. Donaldson, of the Methodist church. PLAN A BETTER THE HOLDEN PARTY WILL MAKE TOUR OF FERGUS COUNTY DURING THE WINTER. The Chamber of Commerce has prac tically completed arrangements for bringing the Holden Better Farjnlng campaign to this county during the winter, the date not having been fixed as yet. This party of famous agri cultural and dairy authorities 1 b un der the direction of Prof. P. S. Holden. It was organized and financed by tin International Harvester Co., which rr propriated one million dollars for a campaign taking in the whole coun try. . The party has Just completed a most successful campaign in the coun try adjacent to Spokane under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of that city and the secretary writes in glowing terms to the local Chamber of the great good accomplished by the meetings and lectures, which are of an essentially practical nature. The only expense involved in getting this party to make a tour of Fergus will be in providing hotel expenses while here. To Supply Sows. The Chamber of Commerce, after much correspondence, has at last suc ceeded in compiling a list of farmers having sows they will sell instead of slaughtering. Secretary L. I). Blodgett is now ready to give all farmers de siring the Information as to where they can secure these brood sows. Originally the Chamber proposed to ship in here a large number of sows, but owing to the prevalence of hog cholera in the hog districts of Dakota and Minnesota, this had to be given up for the time, and the next move was to check the slaughter of sows, some farmers having more than they need, while many others are anxious to secure the animals. The Chamber hopes to accomplish some good by bringing thees two classes in touch. Wrestling Match Tonight. Tonight at Culver's, Irsllnger. Eu ropean middleweight champion, and Steif, of Chicago, will meet on the mat for the second time. Both men are In the pink of condition. On the oc casion of their first meeting, when Irslinger outweighed Steif consider ably, both being over the middle weight limit, the champion secured one fall after nearly two hours of gruelling work, but could not get an other. SHOOTING AFFRAY IN CAT CREEK BASIN FRANK VINN IS SHOT IN LEG AND ARM BY G. E. HOLT—BOTH HOME8TEADER8. A telephone message was received at the county attorney's office Sunday night from Winnett stating that Frank Vinn, a homesteader in the Cat creek basin, fifteen mileB northeast of Win nett, had been shot in the arm and leg by G. E. Holt and that Holt was com ing in at once. He was expected on last night's train, but did not arrive, the bad roads being responsible for the delay, probably. Assistant County Attorney McConochle and Dr. G. H. Nichols were to have left for Cat creek basin yesterday to bring Vinn in, but the storm prevented. They left this afternoon. Particulars of the affair are lacking, but it is not thought Vlnn's wounds are of a very grave nature. Both Vinn and Holt arc well known here. Their homesteads adjoin and they have had a good deal of trouble, Holt having caused Vinn's ar rest several weeks ago on a charge of assault Attorney Marshall Returns. County Attorney C. J. Marshall re turned Sunday evening from Chicago, where he was called on legal business.