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Fergus County Democrat. (Lewistown, Mont.) 1904-1919, June 11, 1914, Image 6

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Good Banking Service
Means a bank conveniently located, with facilities
for handling your business promptly and carefully:
A bank with a savings department paying u liberal
rate of interest;
A bank with safety deposit vaults for the safekeep
ing of papers and other valuables;
A bank where courtesy and politeness can always be
found:
We offer such service and invite your business.
Empire Bank and Trust Company
LEWISTOWN, MONTANA
WINNETT SALE INDICATES IN
TENTION TO BUILD EAST.
CONNECTION WITH MAIN LINE
May Be Saugus, On the Yellowstone,
Instead of at Melstone—Work of
Ballasting the Lewistown—Great
Falls Line Being Pushed.
GREAT FALLS, June 8.—Persons in
touch with the railroad situation ani
of the opinion that it is the intention
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
to resume work this year upon its
eastern extension out of Lewistown to
a connection with the main line in
the eastern part of the state, there!)}
providing a direct east and west line
into the city. This view is supported
by the decision of the Milwaukee
Land company to open up the town
site of Winnefct, which is located;
about 30 miles east of the present
terminus of the extension at Grass
Range.
This townsite, located upon a tract
of land previously secured, is now
being surveyed by Townsite En
gineer Kinnard, and it will be placed
on sale July 18 at a public auction to
be held in the opera house at Lewis
town.
As the Milwaukee is not accus
tomed to disposing of town lots in lo
calities unless it expects to veiy
shortly take up the work of reaching
such points with its rails, as borne
out by its doings in this part of the
state in the past two years, the an
nouncement of the VVinnett sale is
accepted as a promise that the line
will soon be extended to that place.
Heretofore it has been the general
understanding that this extension
would take a southeasterly course so
as to connect with the main line at
Melstone, but many of the Milwaukee
officials are now of the opinion that
instead of following the Musselshell
valley down to Melstone, the road
will be carried on due east to connect
with the main line at Saugus on the
Yellowston river in the northern part
of Custer county.
The last survey of the Milwaukee
provides for such a route, which will
necessitate the construction of a much
longer line, but will open up a vast
stretcli of rich country, which is not
now provided by any transportation
facilities. On a direct line Saugus is
is about 192 mile seast of Lewistown.
Lewistown-Great Falls.
Ballasting of the Great Falls-Lew
istown line of the Milwaukee is be
ing most energetically pushed by the
construction department and rapid
progress in that work is being made.
At the present time 30 trains are be
ing operated upon the line in the haul
ing and distributing of gravel for this
work, and a large force of trainmen
and trackmen is being employed in
bringing the roadbed into shape to
handle the freight and passenger
trains which will be placed upon the
line as soon as it shall be turned over
to the operating department.
Two steam shovels are being em
ployed in getting out gravel for this
work, one being located at Barry, a
short distance this side of Lewistown,
and the other at Montague, about CO
miles east of this city. Work has j
progressed to the extent that the bal
lasting has extended past the station
of Hihghwood, and if the rainy
weather does not prove too much for an i
obstacle, it is expected that the track
will be ballasted to the extent of the ;
first raise, into Great Falls in about
15 days. With the number of trains
now being worked two miles of bal
lasting can be done in a day, but it is
hardly possible to make much speed
with the present muddy condition of
the grade. Before the ballasting is
completed a second deposit of gravel,
or the second life In railroad parlance,
will be placed.
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TRAIN WRECKS AUTO.
OMAHA, Neb., June 10.—Union Pa
cific train, No. 13, westbound, struck
an automobile at Sarpy, a small town
west of Omaha, tonight, killing four
persons. It is reported a fifth will die.
OVERSIGHT ON PART OF
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
ANOTHER ELECTION WILL BE
N EC -?.=■ 'v ON BONDING
PROPOSITION.
When the opposition to bond this
school district, No. 1, a short time
ago, was submitted to the voters, the
trustees overlooked a small but im
portant preliminary, the law provid
ing that in such elections in districts
of the first and second class there
must be a registration. It was pro
posed to bond the district for $7,500,
of which $1,500 was to be applied to
the construction of a school house at
Heath, the balance to go toward meet
ing the cost of remodeling the Haw
thorn school building. The proposi
tion carried, there being no dissent
ing vote. The state has the first
right to buy such bonds and when the
matter was brought to the attention of
Attorney General Kelly, he found that
the issue would be invalid because of
the fact that the registration was
overlooked. The election involved a
BANK-ELECTRIC BUILDING DIRECTORY
The First National Bank will occupy its new quarters about August 1st It will
give its constantly growing list of customers every feature of up-to-date service
C. C. Wallin, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
'Phones: Office, 304-W; Residence, 304-R
Rooms 210-211
American Loan & Investment Co.
C. L. Covell, Manager
Farm Loans, Lands-and Insurance
'phone, No. 581; Office, 507, Main Street
Dr. J. C. Dunn
Physician and Surgeon
Rooms 212-213
Phones: Office, 31-W; Residence, 31-R
C. W. Buntin
Attorney-at-Law
'Phone No. 452; Rooms, 320, 321, 322
Edward Brassey
Land Attorney
'Phone No. 231; Room 325
Land Scrip, Hail and Fire Insurance
John A. Coleman
Attorney-at-Law
Rooms 408-409. Phone 191.
Charles Andersen
Lawyer
'Phone No. 1011
Room 215
D. A. W. Deal
Surgeon
Suite 217, 218
'Phone 655
Albert Nadeau
Attorney-at-Law
'Phone No. 70
Western Lumber and
Grain Co.
Suite 308, 309
'Phone No. 249
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Bank-Electric Building, Wasmansdorff & Eastman, Architects
B.E. Stack
Lonas and Insurance
'Phone No. 534
Room 415
E. C. Russell
Lawyer
Rooms 204, 205 and 206
'Phone No. 509
The excavating for the Bank-Elec
tric building was begun in July, 1913.
The building was completed by Seerie
Bros, of Denver, on May 1, 1914. This
building is strictly fireproof and of
concrete construction throughout. The
cost, including the site, amounted to
about $150,000. It is owned and oper
ated by the National Realty Company,
a Lewistown corporation.
Wasmansdorff & Eastman
Architects
Rooms 403, 404, 405; Phone 124
Axel Refer
Civil Engineer and Surveyor
U. S. Mineral Surveyor
'Phone 138; Room 402
V. W. Foster
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Dentist
Rooms 213, 214; 'Phone No. 506
Blackford & Huntoon
Attorneys and Counsellors
Rooms 410, 411, 412
Practice in all the Courts of the State and
the United States Courts
Phone 47.
Dr. A. C. Biddle
Physician and Surgeon
Rooms 216, 217
'Phones: Office, 196-W; Residence, 196-R
Burton R. Cole
Attorney-at-Law
Rooms 312, 313, 314
'Phones: Office, 739-W; Residence, 739-R
The Montana Power Company
mere nominal expense and there will
be no injury because of the outcome,
except the delay. The school board
has called another election to be
held August 20, and the proposition
will undoubtedly carry again.
MORROW LETS CONTRACT FOR
FINE BLOCK AT GERALDINE
G. W. Morrow yesterday awarded
the contract for a handsome two-story
business block to be erected by him
at Geraldine. The plans were pre
pared by Wasmansdorff & Eastman
and the structure wil cost about $20,
000. Chaffee brothers of Denton were
awarded the general contract for con
struction.
RALPH J. ANDERSON
I^awyer
Lewistown State Bank Building
Telephone 570
ALFRED BLAISDELL
Attorney-at-Law
Room 146, Imislund Block
Lewistown
EDGAR G. WORDEN
Attorney-at-Law
First National Bank Building
Practice in All Courts and
U. S. Land Office
DR. T. H. PLEASANTS
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Surgeon
Crowley Building
WILLIAM STRYKER
Osteopathic Physician
Room 200, Wise block. 'Phone, 295.
Graduate American School, under A.
T. Still, Founder of Osteopathy.
Lewsitown, Montana
CHARLOTTE M'KAY
Public Stenographer
Room 230, Wise Block
Lewistown, Montana
Homesteads, Relinquishments and
Deeded Lands
C. B. AINSWORTH
Rooms 202-203, Bank-Electric Building
Lewistown, Mont.
CHARTERS AND M'DONALfi
ARE VISITING LEWISTOWN
John Charters, the widely known
old-timer and former member of the
city council and Charles W. McDonald
with whom he was formerly associ
ated in business here, came in yester
day from San Diego, California. They
own the Charters & McDonald block
on Main street and other property and
came here to look after their inter
ests.
Mr. Charters left Lewistown some
six years ago or more, going first to
the Hood river country, then to Wash
ington and next to Idaho. Neither Mr.
nor Mrs. McDonald were satisfied and
finally went to San Diego, where they
joined the Fergus county delegation
■ and have resided ever since. Mr. Mc
Donald has prospered and is also a
picture of health. He has been en
gaged more or less constantly in the
realty business. He said yesterday
that Lewistown was the liveliest town
they had seen since leaving San Die
go.
"There are more people on the
streets here and apparently more bus
iness being done and more Impiove
inents going on, in proportion to the
size of the place, than any town in the
west."

Mr. Charters left here only a couple
of years ago, but he stated that the
changes in Lewistown in that short
time amazed him.
"The Bank-Electric building is sure
ly a credit to Lewistown and the oth
er large buildings going up show that
the city is going right ahead. The
new homes built in the last two
years perhaps speak more for the city
than anything else. We notice these
[things more than you do, who live
here, of course, but you must all
realize that Lewistown is a wonderful
little city.
Chidester, Architect
Have you got special ideas of your own in
home-building? Do you want expert advice
or suggestions? Do you want to know how to
make your home attractive at small cost?
Have you any kind of a building problem you
want solved?
Our Q. G. Plan Department, in charge of F.
F. Chidester, high class architect, of Spokane,
will take care of it for you.J&o charge. Leave
your name and your troubles at the Home of
Quality Goods. Ask your neighbor; he knows.
Rogers-Templeton Lumber Company
E. J. MORROW, Manager
For
Reliable Hail Insurance
apply to
Edward Brassey
Room 325 Bank Electric Building
Losses paid promptly when adjusted

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