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MOVING ALONG AS SMOOTH AS CLOCKWORK BY TIME RECESS BELL SOUNDED. EVERYTHING FOUND IN READINESS All Indications Point to a Successful Year's Work in all the Schools—Lin coln, Garfield and Hawthorne are Well Filled—High School. At 915 o'clock yesterday morning, fifteen minutes after the opening gong had sounded, all the grades of the city schools, were at work. Supei intendent Franzke has always held that school can begin in perfect or der, and in full swing on the opening Oaj, and he proved his theory to bo correct. It was not only the theory that made it so, but careful planning, and minute attention to every prelim inary detail. Before the childien as sembled yesterday morning, each teacher had her room in order, a regu lar schedule of work to follow, les sons prepared, and necessary ma terials all laid out ready for use. When recess time came, the chil dren marched out on the grounds in orderly lines, and when the return gong sounded, they formed their files rnd walked into the buildings like well-trained soldiers. A full day's v ork was completed yesterday. About 225 new students entered the schools yesterday. Of this number, 325 are children who were not regis tered in the Lewistown schools last year, and the remaining 100 are be ginners in the "1-B" grade. The Lin coln building is crowdd to overflowing, even basement space will be utilized. A number of transfers from the low er grades will be made to the Garfield building. The Hawthorne building is also filled to capacity. Manual training and domestic science work will be opened the lat ter part of the week. Work in the special departments of art and music, has already begun. "Our first day was very successful end satisfactory," said Superintend ent Franzke, yesterday. "The teach ers are all enthusiastic, and the pre vailing spirit of teachers and pupils both, is the very best. We have ev ery indication of a splendid years work ahead." The High School. The preparations made by Principal II. L. Sackett at the high school for resuming work yesterday were quite as complete as in the grade schools, and there too the work was taken up without delay. LEWISTOWN'SCITY'"ATTORNEY IS GIVEN DESERVED PRAISE Praise for two city officials, but es pecially for City Attorney I. B. Kirk land, was contained in a letter from A. C. Shaw, of Spokane, to Mayor Symmes, which was read at the meet ing of the city council last night. The letter follows: "Have just examined transcript of proceedings of your city commission ers in relation to Special Improve ment District No. 17, and cannot re frain from stating to you what I am pow about to say. For the last five years I have examined transcripts or proceedings from Idaho, Montana, Ore gon, Utah and Washington, have de voted much of my time and attention to that business, and this transcript is the most perfect of any transcript from any state or district I have ever examined. You are to be congratu lated that you have an attorney pos sessing the ability disclosed by this transcript, and if iiis ability otherwise compares with the proceedings in this transcript, in my judgment, he hasn't a peer, if an equal, in your state. To make short language, this would be a model for any and every city attorney of the state of Montana to follow. And to your city clerk I desire to ex tend the same remarks in relation to his part of the work." For Sale! 400Head Horses All ages and sizes; mostly year lings, two and three year old. SATISFACTORY TERMS. -O Call at . R. L Hamilton ranch on Plum Creek, to see the stock. News of Our Neighbors Items of Interest to Our Readers Clipped From Our Contemporaries DENTON. Denton Day has been changed to Friday, October 2nd, instead of Sat urday, the 3rd. The band instruments have arrived 'ind the boys will begin practice im mediately. Professor Veslock will be the instructor and promises to have the band in shape to play in a very short time. W. E. Dickson is making prepara tions to erect a building on his lot just east of his pool hall. The building will be 24\40 and will be occupied as a confectionery store and a barber shop. One of the largest deals in real es tate was consumated by E. J. Kaull when he sold the famous Luckett ranch consisting of 923 acres to I. 3 . Brook of Denton. The ranch in ques tion is six and a half miles south of Windham on Sage creek. There is a great quantity of coal on this land, be ing onl vone mile from the Lehigh mines of the Great Northern railroad. Arrangements have already been made to open up a large mine on this pro perty. Mr. Brook will also go into the stock business on a large scale. The price paid was $25 per acre and Mr. Brook exchanged some Kansas Cty property in payment for the land. —Recorder. ROY. C. E. Davis inserted an ad in our paper to dispose of his wheat for seed and he says it has sold 300 bushels of wheat for him and customers are coming faster right along. He ex rects to dispose of his entire crop ot 500 bushels in a very short time which indicates a big acreage of wheat in our vicinity this fall, as be is only one dispenser of seed wheat. » Stephen J. Harding leaves today \\ ith four cars of cattle he is ship ping to the Chicago market and fro mthere will go on for an extended visit at his old home in Pennsylvania. Chas. Kolar, one of the pioneers of Roy, has this day disposed of his stock of hardware to what is to be known as the Roy Hardware Co. and is composed of John Stephens, James Ever in and Arthur Close. Mr. Close is to be the manager of the new con cern. One of the novel features of the cattle shipping was the four Lady rowpuncliers who had the handling ot Miss Anderson's cattle and the way they took them across the tracks prove that the girls know how to han dle a bunch of bovins about as well as the members of the opposite sex.— Enterprise. BUFFALO. (Review.) Threshing is well under way and to judge from the yields of those fields the indications point to a rather light crop this year. Some fields have yielded as high as 34 bushels per acre but they are exceptional cases. Aver age w-ould come nearer to 17 or 18 | bushels. The stand of straw is heavy enough for a 25 and 30 bushel yield, ! but the drought during July kpet the | heads from filling properly. How ever, the European war has come at an opportune moment and boosted the | the prices of grain, so the farmers are not so badly off as they might be. The I general opinion is that the price of j wheat is going still higher and most I of the ranchers will store their grain • and sit tight waiting for the rise. The Rocky Mountain Elevator com ! nany has its elevator on the new sid j ing two miles north of town well un j der way. The concrete work for the j engine room has been completed and j the engine installed. The house w'ill i have a capacity of 30,000 bushels. I Miss Alice Boyd of Bozeman and a teacher in the high school at that place, arrived here Thursday for a few' days' visit with her mother, Mrs. E. H. Carpenter. Claud Phillips left for Rochester, Min., Saturday, to be with his father, who is about to have an operation per formed at the Mayo hospital. GRASS RANGE Mrs. Arne Dahl, who was visiting her mother, Mrs. Ole Vinger, returned to Lewistown Friday. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Heinicke came in from their homestead in Dawson coun ty Monday and left for Lew'istown about 5 p. m. The yield of winter wheat on the benches south of Grass Range is prov ing larger than was expected. The price will offset any loss occasioned by the drouth. D.' F. Brunner was out to his ranch looking after the threshing of his oats, George Ayers says the best he has threshed yet this year. Dave has rented his place to rMs. Brunner's brother, Reed Sproul. Persons who are not subject to thrills should go for a trip over the bench near the Maddox brothers and Barbee's and see the immense straw stacks towering in the air and all ever the bench. The average yield runs a fraction over 30 bushels to the acre. Charley Brass, whose farm is on the bench south of town, has finished threshing his 70 acre field of wheat r.nd the yield is very satisfactory, go ing 36 bushels to the acre. But for Ihe July drouth this field would have averaged 45 bushels to the acre, it not tetter. Judge Brassey came down from Lewistown last Monday and that night joined the large party of duck hunt ers who camped on the shore ot Wakefield lake to be ready for the early morning sport. It is useless to state that the Judge got the limit along with the rest of the "boys.'* Some of the party state that standing in the lake at sunrise, Ed reminded them of that well known work of the artist, "September Morn."—Review. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT—$2.00 THE YEAR t, UNUSUAL NATURE MRS. KATIE CLARK SUES HATTIE DUNN TO RECOVER THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. HUSDAND'S AFFECTIONS ALIENATED Judge Ayers Will be Busy This Week Holding Court at Glendive, Helena and Great Falls—Two Men Brought in for burglary. A very unusual sort of an action was begun in the district court yester day, the plaintiff, Katie Clark, suing Charlottie H. Dunn, also known as Hattie Dunn, to recover $35,000 dam ages for the alienation of the affec tions of the plaintiff's husband. It is set out in the complaint that 'he plaintiff and Eli Martin Clark have been married for twenty-five years and were living together happily in Lewistown when the defendant sought tr persuade and entice Mr .Clark by oifers of money and otherwise. These relations, it is declared, existed be tween March 2 and May 25, 1914, when Mr. Clark deserted the plaintiff; tnat by reason of all this Mr. Clark has become estranged from the plain tiff and the defendant is wrongfully depriving her of the comfort, society, protection and support of her hus band. J. J. McDonald, of Philips burg, Granite county, is the attorney cf record for Mrs. Clark, Ralph J. Anderson appearing as agent. Judge Ayers Leaves. Judge Roy E. Ayers has gone to Glendive where tomorrow he will take Judge Hurley's place on the bench. From Glendive Judge Ayers will go to Helena to dispose of some matters in the Beaver creek water right case. He will then go to Great Falls to act in some matter in which the judges there are disqualified ,and will be home the first of next week. For Burglary. Deputy Sheriff James Blevins yes terday brought in Mike Gilhooly and R. F Wilcox, wlio are charged with burglary. The men, it is alleged, broke into a barber shop at Windham and stole several razors and other articles. On being arraigned out there one of them announced that lie would plead guilty. Bogus Check. Harry Siegla has been brought fiom Great Falls on a charge of issu ing worthless checks. PLYMOUTH OPENS IN ITS NEW LOCATION IN LANE-WARR BLOCK The Plymouth opened its doors to llie public in its new location in the Lane-Warr building yesterday morn ing. Tlie new store is very attrac tively arranged, and looked especially bright yesterday with bouquets or fresh flowers in honor of the opening day. Tlie Plmyouth is exclusively a wom en's store, and as such, displays a line of dress fabrics, and ready-to wear apparel which is both new and modish. It also shows a line of mil linery in all the fall shapes and coi c:s, trimmed and untrimmed. Many women visited the store yesterday, raid found a very satisfactory show ing of tilings which interested them, for many of them purchased, and sent their friends in. The management ot this store issues a cordial invitation to all Lewistown women and out or town visitors, to call and see for themselves just how attractive the new arrangement is. TO ADVERTISE BASIN. Secretary Blodgett of the Chamber of Commerce spent most of the time last week in visiting the smallertowns tf the county in connection with rais ing money to pay for motion pictures taken of Judith basin points, to ex hibit at the Panama-Pacific fair in the Montana building. He reports that he met with all the success and hearty response he had hoped for in the be ginning SUBSCRIBE FOR THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT—$2.00 THE YEAR. r "LEATHER GOODS OF QUALITY" Hand Grips Gloves Lap Robes Collars Navajo's Suit Cases Whips Auto Robes "LEATHER GOODS OF QUALITY" INCOME TAX WILL DE INCDEASED ___ WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AGREE UPON SEVERAL COM MODITIES TO BE TAXED. WASHINGTON, Sept. 8.—An In come tax increase of one-half of one Per cent, and a reduction of the mint i.itiin exemption from $3,000 to $2,000, t tid the maximum exemption from $4, 000 to $3,000, were tentatively agreed 1 pon today by democratic members of the ways and means committee who me framing the emergency revenue bill to raise *100,000,000. It is esti mated that the proposed income tax changes would produce $35,000,000 an nually. In deciding on the income tax in crease, t lie committee considered I lie lact that revenue from this source would not be available until next Jul>, but the opinion was general that the increased revenue from other sources would meet any deficit until that time. Under the proposed changes the income tax would be one and one-halt per cent on incomes of single persons in excess of $2,000 and the same on married persons in excess of $3,000. In addition to the increased sur taxes on incomes in exces sof $20,000. 'Hie committee also agreed that the increased tax on beer and inalt liqu ors should be fixed at 50 cents a bar rel, bringing in $35,000,000. On c-oinestic wines an extra tax of 20 cents a gallon will raise $10,000,000. Distilled spirits will escape an extra tax. hut it w r as decided to tax recti fied spirits two cents a gallon, real izing $2,000,000. Opponents of an increased tax on whiskies won their fight after three ballots had been taken. Proposals to levy an additional tax of 25 cents and 15 cents a gallon were defeated. On a proposal to make the tax 10 cents a gallon, there was a tie vote. Finally it was agreed to make the tax apply only to rectified spirits at two cents. The committee is said also to have agreed tentatively on a tax on rail road freight in lieu of a tax on rail road tickets. Such a tax would be collected by the railroads and easily administered. The rale proposed, it vas reported, was two per cent. At the conclusion of an all-day con ference it was agreed not to tax to ll mco products, automobiles, gasoline, i nmsement tickets, magazines, and many other articles, and commodities which had been proposed, the in creased income tax averting the ne cessity of levying against these articles. MISS JAMME HAS BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY DF NEW MILLINERY Miss Celeste Jamme has announced her fall opening of millinery to take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. She knows that she lias a display of head gear which wilt interest every woman in Lewistown. Tlie hats this fall have many points or beauty which can surely lie applaud ed by women of taste. The prevail ing modes call almost entirely for two extremes, tlie small hat, and the l.'rge picture hat, but also includes some very effective mediums. The new trimmings are particularly lovely this year. Tlie first colors are the new browns, greens, and a great deal of black. Gold and silver facings raid flowers, have found favor in tlie sight of the fashion critics, and tilt results have been charming. Fur and feathers are much in evidence. Wings, arid the new ostrich feather effects, are used in profusion. Hat materials of velvet and plush have produced some very desirable plain hats, some tailored, and some just touched with adornment. Miss Jamme's rooms on Main will be opened for display Thurs day afternoon. GOVERNOR STEWART LEAVES. Governor and Mrs. Sam V. Stewart 'eft for Helena yesterday morning alter a brief visit in the hame of Mr. and Mrs. David Hilger in Lewistown. On Monday afternoon, Governor Stew rrt delivered a Labor Day address to the gathering at Hilger, returning to Lewistown later in the day. Both he and Mrs. Stewart were very pleased with their visit and expressed hearty words of praise for this city. CONDITIONS AND PROBABLE YIELD' DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES SEPTEMBER STATE MENT OF ALL CROPS. WASHINGTON, Sept. S. The dc - pertinent of agriculture, in its Septem | her crop report, issued today, foie i east tlie publication of the country's principal farm crops tin millions ot j bushels, "millions" omitted > ns foi I lows I Spring wheat, 221; all wheat, 896; I corn, 2,598; oats, 1,116; barley, 20ft; buckwheat, 17; white potatoes, 371; sweet potatoes, 55; tobacco, X02 pounds; flax, 15; rice, 24; hay, 6n toils. Additional details of the crops fol low : Spring wheat, condition, 68 per cent it a normal; indicated acre yield, 12,2 bushels. Corn, condition, 71.7; acre yield. 24.9. Oats, condition, 75.8; acre yield, 29.1. Barley, condition, 82.4; acre yield, 26.3, Buckwheat, condition, 87.1; acre yield, 21.5. White potatoes, condition, 75.8; acre yield, 96.0. Sweet potatoes, condition, 81.8; acre yield, 93.0. Tobacco, condition, 71.4; acre yield, 729.0. Flax, condition, 72.7; acre yield, 8.0. Rice, condition, 88.9; acre yield, 34.5. Ilay, condition, —; acre yield, ! .42. Apples, condition, 61.9. EXCELLENT PROGRESS MADE ON THE GRAVITY WATER LINE All city improvement work is on in full swing in good weather and other favorable conditions. Up to yester day, progress on the new gravity line has been steady, but not. pushing for all material was not yet at hand. The necessary valves and other appli ances arrived yesterday morning, and immediately, all forces were put to action. It is probable that in 30 days, tlie city water in use, will be MONTANA STATE FAIR Helena, Montana, Sept 21-26 Tlie Twelfth Annual Montana State Fair bigger and better than ever—will lie held in Helena, Mont.., Sept. 21-26 inclusive. A host of surprising new features including a splendid Horticultural Building, costing $25,000, and a magnificent new Entrance Arch will greet you this year. If you have bad a successful year by all means send an exhibit to compete for one or more of the many valuable prizes. One Way Fare for Round Trip Tlie Great Northern Railway lias authorized a special low fare of one regular first class one way fare for the round trip from points in Montana to Helena for this occasion. A great program of amusement features, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, vaudeville, band concerts, championship football game and many other events. Daily running and harness races on the fastest mile track in tlie west. For information regarding fares, train service, etc., A" call on your local agent or write I.T. M'GAUGHEY Asst. General Freight and Pass. Agent HELENA, MONTANA Panama-Califor nla Exposition, San Diego, 1915 Cowing through the new pipes. Fifty men are now at work, n.nd more will be addl'd. As soon as the pipe lines at the end of Fifth avenue are con nected with the line at the brewery where work has been going on, a camp will be started. This will prob ably be some time next week. I be paving on Janneaux street and Broadway is being pushed by Con tractor McGuire in order to have it completed before cold weather ar nves. The conduit on the creek change on Janeaux is all but com pleted, and the concrete bridge on ''roadway begins to look like a bridge ished this year with the exception or that in the big fill by the Christian church on Seventh avenue. The gen et al progress of all this work, 1ms a \ ery satisfactory outlook. COUNTY WILL ISSUE BONDS TO TAKE UP THE WARRANTS The county commissioners have voted to issue refunding coupon bonds to the amount of $225,000, to take up the amount of registered county war rants. The bonds will draw interest at 5 per cent per annum, payable semi annually. The bonds will be payable in 20 years and redeemable In 10 years. NEW ATTURNEY GENERAL WILL GET AFTER NEW HAVEN OFFICIALS WASHINGTON, Sept. 8.—Attorney General Gregory attended his first "ati 1 net meeting today. He brought up the New Haven railroad sluntlon and tlie investigation bo made over increased cost of foodstuffs, and re ported to the president that progress was being made on both projects. The department of justleo prob rlilv will bring its efforts to secure indictment of New Haven officials for criminal violation of the Sherman enti-trust act during the present week. It became known today that tlie department lias rented offices In New York, which will he opened with in a few days by F. M. Swacker, one of the assistants in the Now Haven case. O------- — FOR Til K WKKKLY $2.(i() TUB YEAR SlIBSt'ltlltE DEMOCRAT O BIG STOCK SHIPMENT. About the 18th of tlm month will lie another stock shipment from northern Montana through Lewistown, headed toi Chicago. There will ho perhaps 90 cars in this shipment.