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run Fergus County Democrat VOL. X. NO. 41. LE WIST OWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 18, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS I F CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION'S THIR TY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING IN LEWISTOWN. TO BEGIN NEXT THURSDAY EVENING About One Hundred Delegates Are Expected—Some Noted Speakers Coming—Sessions at the Christian Church—Sunday Night the Last. On Thursday evening the thirty fourth annuil con.ration 0 ? the Mon tana Christian, association will begin a series of meetings which close Sun day evening. All meetings except Sunday night will be held in the Chris tian church, on the corner of Seventh avenue and Boulevard. The Sunday night meeting will be held in the Pres byterian church. Many Are Expected. At least 100 delegates are expected to attend the convention. They will be entertained by the church mem bers and others on the Harvard plan. A committee from the local church will be in charge of their reception, and the Lewistown Chamber of Com merce will provide automobiles to meet the visitors at the trains and convey them to their destinations. Some Notable Speakers. The plans for this convention are very extensive. Addresses will be made by some of the most nationally prominent members of the denomin ation, including George W. Muckley of Kansas City, Mo., secretary of the Church Extension society; Robert M. Hopkins of Cincinnati, head of the Bible school department; W. R. War ren, national secretary of the Be nevolent association, and Mrs. Sterns, who is the head of the Christian Wom en's Board of Missions, and other Christian church members from all over the state. The largest event in the succession of meetings will be the Sunday eve ning meeting at the Presbyterian church. The other churches of the city will unite at this service, and a cordial, invitation is extended to the entire citizenship of the town. 1. N. McCash, president of the Spokane HEAVY PENALTY FORMER PROBATION ORDER HAS BEEN REVOKED IN CASE OF DONIPHAN. THIS WAS HIS SECOND OFFENSE Will Have to Serve Nearly a Year in County Jail—Another Colored Man Gets a Hundred Days for a Similar Offense—A Damage Suit. Thomas Doniphan, colored, arrest ed recently on a gambling charge, ap peared in Ane district court late yes terday afternoon and entered a plea of guilty. On Feb. 28 last, Doniphan was found guilty by a jury of a simi lar charge, the grand jury having found an indictment against him. He was sentenced to six months in the county jail and fined 8100, but Judge Ayers remitted the jail sentence, re leasing the man on probation. Yes terday he sentenced Doniphan to pay a fine of $500 or serve 250 days, and vacated the order of probation, so that the defendant will have to serve out what is left of the former sentence, about two months. He will thus be in jail for the next 310 days. W. G. Burgess, colored, also charged with gambling,'this being his first of fense, was given 100 days in jail. Calvin Hicks, the complaining wit ness in the case, did not appear yes terday and a bench warrant was is sued for • him last evening. • Charles Woehrle, the witness for the state In the case of Franklin, con victed of killing a steer, pleaded guil ty. His case will be disposed of by Judge AyerB tomorrow. (Continued on page six.) Bible university, will give the address of the evening. Mr. McCash was at one time at the head of the American Christian Missionary society, and is one of the leading figures in the church world. A banquet will be tendered the vis itors on Saturday evening, but the place for this is not as yet decided upon. A program in detail of the meetings follows: „ Thursday Evening. Devotional, lead by O. J. Gist of Whitehall. Address of welcome. Mayor Symmes of Lewistown. Response, Walter M. Jordan or Butte. Talks by local ministers. Evening address, Gecrge W. Muck ley of Kansas City, Mo. Friday Morning. Christian workshop study, Robert M. Hopkins of Cincinnati, Ohio. Devotional, J. E. Owens of Lewis town. President's address, O. W. Jones ot Hamilton. "Our Home Base," Robert W. Moore of Great Falls. "Titheing," D. B. Titus of Kalispell The morning service. "The Junior Congregation," H. F. Ritz of Anaconda. "Unification Service," Walter M. Jordan of Butte. Every member canvass. —— (Continued on page "six.) OF SUFFRAGE MEET COUNTY COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED TO START THE MOVEMENT. OTHER MEMBERS WILL BE ADDED Meeting Is Held at the Home of Mrs. R. W. Reynolds—An Advisory Board of Men—Plan to Organize the Wom en of Fergus at Once. Advocates of equal suffrage met yes terday at the home of Mrs. R. W. Rey nolds for the purpose of discussing a plan to organize a county central com mittee. The nucleus of a permanent committee was formed and other mem bers will be added from time to time, j Those who constitute this committee are: Mesdames Albert Pfaus, J. M. Vrooman, E. K. Cheadle, J. H. Akins, ! R. W. Reynolds and Bertha Rosen burg, who is county chairman. An Active Campaign. An active campaign is going to be gin at once, at first especially among the women of the county. Each lady present at yesterday's meeting prom ised to give a tea within the next ten days or two weeks and invite a dozen or more of her neighbors in to discuss the question of suffrage for women. In this way women in all parts of the city will be brought in touch with each other on a question of common inter est. This will be the first of a series of such teas which will aim to reach as many women as possible in the near future. Further, the new committee decided to ask men who will be willing to con tribute five or ten dollars to the cam paign fund to affiliate themselves with the organization in the form of an ad visory board. Fergus county has been given an apportionment of $200 as a contribution towards the state cam paign fund, and the committee will set about raising the said amount imme diately. Besides this, the organization of all the women in the county will re ceive immediate attention. CONTRACT LET FOR HOTEL TO BE ERECTED AT ININNETT D. R. Metzger, who was formerly clerk at the Bright hotel and who has had much experience in the hotel bus iness, yesterday closed up a contract for the erection of a hotel at Winnett, to go up immediately. There is said to be a demand for such an establish ment now and is certain that there will be an excellent business for a hotel following the big sale of lots at Winnett on July 18. The contract calls for a 40-room house and the plan is so arranged that an addition can be erected later. It will have a corner entrance with a large lobby. THE CITY J ALL REFERRED TO THE CITY EN GINEER TO BE PUT IN TABU LATED FORM. BIDS ON BOULEVARD DISTRICTS Waterworks Extension Complete Will Cost Around $73.000—Seventh Ave nue Boulevarding About $18,000 and Broadway Boulevarding $7,000. Mayor W. I). Symmes Is confined to his home with a severe attack of ton silitis, and in his absence Alderman Edouard Sutter presided at last night's meeting of the city council, which was attended by Aldermen Matthews, Ber kin, d'Autremont. Miller and Wiede man. Practically the entire evening was devoted to the reading of bids, most of these being for supplying the pipe and other material for the extension of the iron waterworks system to the source of supply, up Spring creek, a distance of about six miles, and for the construction. Bids were also re ceived for the Seventh avenue boule varding district and for the boule varding district on Broadway, from the railway track to Thirteenth avenue. Under Estimates. It was impossible in the time avail able to get exact figures on any of the bids and they were all referred to the city engineer for tabulation. He will report them back Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, when the coun cil will meet and make the award. There were about 15 bids on the waterworks extension, each one being very lengthy. City Attorney I. B. Kirkland read them and the job taxed his excellent Vocal equipment. SECESSIONISTS IN BiEJMNG Miners Overwhelmingly Defeat the Obnoxious Sys tem Showing Cards to Walking Delegates , Which Caused the Rioting of Saturday and Sun day—Trouble May Occur Again. BUTTE, June 17.—Balloting by the secessionists of Butte local, No. 1 , Western Federation of Miners, on the question of showing union cards be fore entering the copper mines, cor. tinned here tonight. The polls will close at midnight. The sub-committee, in charge of the referendum, an nounced that 3,800 ballots had been cast up to 6 o'clock, and committee men expressed the opinion that the vote was overwhelmingly in favor ol abolishing the system of showing cards to walking delegates. The day here was quiet and given up principally to efforts to compose the two factions of the union. Each side so far has refused all overtures of a compromise. M. M. Donoghue. president of the State Federation of Labor, approached John C. Lowney of the Western Federation of Miners' executive committee with the proposal that the State Federation of Labor act as mediators. Lowney refused to listen, saving that the Western Fed -1 eration holds the contracts and that the organization has nothing to medi ate. The Building Trades and Labor Council of Butte has under consider ation the proposal that it act as the arbitrater. The council's tentative plan includes the resignation of the present officers of the local union, whose alleged acts are held by the secessionists to be responsible for the riots of last Saturday and Sunday, and the election of new officers under ' the auspices of the Building Trades ( Council. The Building Trades Council pro-' poses that every copper miner here i be allowed to vote, if its tentative i The cost of the pipe line extension will be around $73,000, well within the estimate. The cost of boulevarding Seventh I at cue. from Eden to Pine streets, will I be about $18,000, which is also with j in the estimate, while the cost ot j boulevarding Broadway, from the | tracks to Thirteenth avenue, will be I about $7,000. As to Clubs. City Attorney Kirkland stated that, | in pursuance of the ordinance recent | ly parsed, designed to put the so-called j "clubs" out of business, he had I caused arrests to be made in five j cases. The parties appeared at the ; police court and the cases went over until Thursday. The clubs, which were closed after the first notice was served upon them, reopening the next day, had once more been opened fol lowing the arrests, and lie had filed an additional complaint in each case, and arrests would again be made to day and every day the places were kept open. Notice of intention to construct a storm sewer to extend on Janeaux, Broadway, Dawes and Second avenue for short distances, was read and adopted. THIRTY FILINGS UPON CAT CREEK DASIN LANDS OFFERED As a result of the order from the commissioner of the general laud of fice, published in yesterday's Daily Democrat, making it unnecessary for enlryment to present filings in person at the hour set for receiving applica tions for lands opened to entry, 30 filings on land in the Cat Creek basin, which will be received at 9 o'clock this morning were presented yesterday. As stated in the circular published in the Democrat all conflicts in these loca tions will hereafter be treated as sim ultaneous filings and will be disposed ol one week later by having the names of each of the parties placed in a re j ceptacle and one of them drawn, the | old rule of putting the land in contest under simultaneous filings up at auc tion being discarded. Iilan is accepted, without having to show cards, because all the union's records were destroyed when the Min ers' Union hall was wrecked last Sat urday in the riots. Mayor Duncan Is also working among the men to bring about peace. Lowney, representing the Western Federation, and Joe Larkin, vice prest dent ot the local union, ordered a new supply of office records and equip ment. The hall of the miners is also to be refitted by the Western Federa tion faction. Result at Midnight. When the polls closed at midnight, (1,594 votes had been cast. The normal membership of the Butte local is about .(, 000 . The early count showed that 3,800 Imu voted against showing member dip cards to representatives of the union when they go to work, while loO voted for the rule. John C. Lowney of the Western Fed eration of Miners appeared before the members of the Building Trades Coun cil tonight and asked to be heard. The council adjourned without permitting Mr. Lowney to speak. Result of Vote. The tellers announced the result of the voting as follows: Against show ing union cards, 6,348; for, 243; 42 blanks and 3 ballots spoiled. COMMITTED SUICIDE. OAKLAND, Cal., June 17.—Miss Helen Mesow, a blind soprano singer, known as the "Helen Keller of the West," was found dead on a couch in her apartment here late last night. Police say the girl committed suicide. LATEST IDEA OF MARSH DISPLAYING A COMPLETE HOME WITHIN HIS FURNI TURE ESTABLISHMENT. HAS VERY COZY LITTLE COTTAGE Five Rooms in This Abode, All Com pletely Furnished—Name Contest for This Novel Bungalow Is to Close Tomorrow Evening. Marsh, the Home Maker, lias made a real home within the doors of his furniture establishment on Main street. In one end of the second floor and directly at the head of the stair, lie lias built a bungalow, not a mini ature one, but a life sized house. The outside is of colonial style, painted in yellow and white, witii small leaded pained windows on each side of the door. Charming Effect. Inside, the effect is most charming and complete. There are five good sized rooms in the cottage, beautifully furnished throughout. Nothing lias been left out. All the lighting fixtures are there and ready for use, the walls have been papered witii the most ar tistic wall paper which the firm han dies, and the wood work is perfectly finished and enameled. On the floors are rugs selected with care with an idea to harmony in color and design with the furnishings. A Model Kitchen. Tiie kitchen is really a tiling of beauty and also of use. It lias in it a shiny Malleable range, all connected and ready to light. Also there is a McDougall kitchen cabinet, an ice client of ouk, and a zinc covered table. The linoleum which covers the floor makes it complete. The Living Room. There is a living room, furnished in fumed oak and leather upholstering and a cozy library in golden oak and tapestry. Here are book cases and a library table. There Is a dining room, beautifully furnished in fumed oak with curtains and all in harmony of color. Two bed rooms, one in mahog any and tiie other in golden oak, are botli tatractively decked out. A color scheme is also followed in their fur nishings and draperies. YEGGS OPERATE TWO JOBS ARE PULLED OFF BY SAFE CRACKERS EARLY YES TERDAY MORNING. SAFE IS ROLLED OUT OF LAUNDRY Men Seen by Citizen When About to Explode Glycerine and Run—Better Luck at Farmers' Elevator, Although Booty Is Small—Hoboes Taken. Early yesterday morniny burglars gained an entrance into the office of tiie Farmers Elevator on First avenue, by forcing open a side door. Tiie safe had been temporarily locked, tiie com bination not being set and tiie crooks succeeded in opening it without trou ble. They carried the cash drawer out side, taking $39.65 in cash, and throw ing tiie drawer and a lot of checks into a swamp about a hundred feet from tiie elevator. Another Job. The same men, probably, broke into tiie office of tiie Lewistown laundry on Pine street, by forcing a side window. They then rolled the safe, weighing about 400 pounds, a distance of 100 feet from the building, knocked off the outer lock and were preparing to blow out the combination with glycerine when Jess Vogel saw them, one of the men lighting a match. At the same instant the crooks saw Mr. Vogel and ran off. It was not known just what they were up to for a short time. Make Roundup. The two burglaries, the first of the kind attempted here in a long while, convinced the police that some real | ; j (Continued on page six.) Every article in this cottage from kitchen utensils to pictures came from the Marsh establishment, and everything inside can lie bought at that store. It is a unique pi< lure and well worth anyone's time to thorough ly inspect. A Name Contest. As to the name lor this bungalow, there will be a contest to decide that. A rocking chair will tie given to the person whose sugestion is adopted. Tills contest closes Thursday and the winner will lie announced Friday. On Thursday aiternoou and evening, air opening will be held at the Marsh es tablishment, at which everyone is in vited to < "me and inspect the store for themselves. TORNADO SWEEPS OVER PORTION SOUTH DAKOTA DOING DAMAGE WIRES ARE DOWN AND MO DE TAILS AS TO LOSS OF LIFE obtainable. Slot X FALLS, S ;I)., Iiim 17 —A tornado swept over the region about one mile north of Canisti la today and destroyed several farm houses. Tho wires from Salem to Canlsloln am down and no details hnv* been re ceived as to wiietliei (i not 1 l 1 e.ro was loss ol life nr ■Injury ot prisons in tiie pathway of (he storm. PICNIC IN JULY DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THE GATHERING AT EXPERIMENT STATION. TO OE HELD JULY TWENTY FOURTH Newspaper Writers From All Over the State Will Attend—Governor S. V. Stewart and Other Prominent Citi zens Will Be Invited. At a meeting of the Farmers' I'icnio association hoard held .Saturday ufter members of the old hoard were in at iiieeting a new hoard of directors and noon in Moccasin, a goodly number of members of il > c!d board wen in at tendance, and much interest was dis played in tiie coming event. At this :officers were elected which included | the followlni named: Tom Nicholson of Hobson, |. 'isident; Samuel Phil lips of Lewistown and Doris Hitch of Hobson, first and second vice presi dents; L. V. Jackson of Moccasin, sec retary and treasurer, and on the board are: George W. Sexsinitli of Moccasin, G. C. Spratt of Bencliluiid, and Donald Waite of Utica. Dates Fixed. Tiie Lewistown Chamber of Com merce was represented by ils secre tary, L. D. Blodgett, and at his sug gestion tli** date set for the Farmers' picnic is July 24. On this day tho State l'ress association will be'in ses sion in Lewistown and tho delegates will be taken to tiie experiment farm where the picnic takes place. Prof. Stephens of the experimental station will make it liis business to give tho visiting newspapermen special atten tion. There will he a regular program of sports and speeches, the details of which will be given later. It is planned to iiave tiie famous Black Eagle band from Great Falls present to furnish music for the occasion. Es pecial attention will' be given to ttio furnishing of lunch, and an experi enced caterer will b'e' consulted along this line. Especial attention will also be paid to railroad rates and service from all directions. Invitations will be issued-to- Gover nor Stewart, E. H. Cooney, .of the Great Falls Leader; Professor Shaw, Director Llnfield and Superintendent F. H. Cooley of Bozeman, J. t>. O'Don nell of Billings and others who will talk along lines of interest to a diver sified farming community.' The board wishes to caR the atten tion of the regular members of the Farmers' Picnic association that their annual dues of $1 each are - now due and are payable to Treasurer, L. V. Jackson of Moccasin and cKecks should be mailed at once. HERE ON BUSINESS. H. C. Stringland, the. Bradstreet representative at Billings, Is in the city on business.