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ABOUT THREE HUNDRED HAVE REGISTERED SINCE BOOKS CLOSED FOR PRIMARY. OFFICE OPEN NIGHTS NEXT WEEK The Democratic Central Committee is Busy—Meeting of Committee to be Held Tonight When Platform and Resolutions Will be Reported. Registration is going on at a lively rate at the county clerk and recorder's offices while the notary publics in the outside precincts are also sending in a good many registrations. Since the books closed for the primary nominat ing election about 300 electors have had their names placed upon the great register. Beginning next Monday, County Clerk and Recorder F. R. Cun ningham will keep his office open even ings from 7 to 9 o'clock to accommo date those who cannot conveniently go to the office during the day. This will continue every night to and in cluding Saturday when the books final ly close. Committee Is Busy. The democratic central committee has been quite busy during the past ten days. The precinct committeemen appointed for those precincts that failed to elect have all been notified of their appointment and the secretary is beginning to receive reports from them as to conditions politically in the various precincts, these all being of an encouraging nature. This evening a meeting of the full committee will be held at the farmer's room at the court house when the committee pre viously appointed to prepare the plat form and resolutions will report. This committe consists of H. L. DeKalb, E. W. Mettler, J. E. Lane, R. J. Ander son and Grant Robinson. The executive committee, consisting of the following members, will hold its first meeting at 3 p. m. today to take up the matter of opening head quarters and other details incident to the campaign: M. J. Keenan, J. E. Wasson, A. B. Powell, F. C. Milsap, Martin Johnson, J. T. McDonald. It is understood that the coming campaign will be educational, with public meetings as the principal fea ture. The gatherings will be ad dressed by the best speakers obtain able. Literature bearing upon the issues will be distributed. The com mittee has been assured of the services of Gov. S. V. Stewart, Ex. Gov. E. R. Norris, Judge J. M. Clements, Judge Roy E. Ayers and Senator Walsh and Congressmen Stout and Evans if they are able to be here from Washington in time for the campaign. The committee has expresed its ap preciation of the tende'r of assistance from the Young Men's Democratic Club for the coming campaign and has assured the young men of hearty co operation in any plans they may have and wil ldo everything possible to foster the organization by giving the young men a share of the campaign work and responsibilities. -—O President Edison Here. President J. H. Edison, of the Kan sas City Southern railroad, and D. J. McGrath, president of the Roundup Coal company of Omaha, accompanied by their families, passed through Lew istown yesterday afternoon in Presi dent Edison's private car, "Geraldyne." This party has been making an ex tended tour of the northwest of the United States, and southwest of Can ada, where they went for two weeks of hunting. They came through from Great Falls on the Milwaukee today. They will stop at Roundup and then go on to Aberdeen. Judith Special DAILY BETWEEN Lewistown-Butte Great Falls and Helena No. 233 Daily No. 237 Daily No. 238 Daily No. 234 Daily 4:10 pm 8:00 am Lv .... Lewistown.. .. Ar 7:30 pm 11:15 am 9:20 pm 12:30 pm Ar.....Gt. Falls.....Lv 2:35 pm 6:15 am 12:40 pm 4:10 pm 7:55 pm Lv.....Gt. Falls.....Ar 2:15 pm 10:56 am 8:00 am An ideal train for a comfortable journey between these points. For tickets and information call or phone J. W. HALLORAN 'Phone 899 Parlor and Dining Car serving meals a la carte NORTHERN MONTANA DIVISION, WITH LEWISTOWN AS HEAD QUARTERS "ON THE MAP." WHITING IS THE SUPERINTENDENT His Ability Shown in the Construction of the Lewistown-Great Falls Line. More Shipments of Sheep and Cattle During the Past Week. The September passenger train schedules or "folder" for the C. M. and St. P. railroad have just been is sued, containing, for the first time, schedules of the Northern Montana division of the Milwaukee, with Lewis town as the division headquarters. Although no formal announcement has previously been made of the new division officials, these new time cards of the complete Milwaukee system of ficially state Mr. C. L. Whiting as superintendent of the new division. Mr. Whiting is widely and favorably known in Lewistown, having come here many months ago as superintend ent of construction of the new Lewis town Great Falls line which was turned over to the operating depart ment on September 1. This stretch of roadway, representing an expediture of over *5,000,000, has been a center of activity more or less, for the past two years. Slowly, but very steadily Lewistown on-lookers watched the progress of this building until they at last view it in full swing as a first class road, operating from the Lewis town terminals, the best of their kind. Under the able supervision of Mr.] Whiting this roadway grew to com pletion, one of the finest bits of raij road in the country. It is with a great deal of satisfaction to everyone concerned that he remains in charge as superintendent of operation. ! RAILROAD NOTES. During the first three days this week, 115 cars of stock, sheep and cattle, have been billed for Chiacgo over the Milwaukee from the west end of the division. Mrs. C. L. Whiting left yesterday afternoon for a visit with relatives in Lake City, Minn. Labor Agent C. R. Hansen of the Milwaukee is spending a day or two on business in Great Falls. J. T. McGaughey of Helena, assist ant general freight and passenger agent of the Great Northern, is ex pected here tonight for a visit to the local offices. Conductor Guy Hustus of the Great Northern, has resumed his run on Trains Nos. 237 and 238. Until late last spring Conductor Hustus held this run from the time the first Great Northern train operated into Lewis town, he then went over to the Bill ings line. He is very popular and well known among the passengers of this road. -O HANSON—HOPKINS. The marriage of G. Adolph Hanson, of Suffolk, and Miss Minnie A. Hop kins of this city occurred Monday night at the Methodist church, Rev. C. M. Donaldson performing the ceremony. E. H. Hanson, brother of the groom, acted as best man and the bride was attended by Miss Margaret Trepp. Fol lowing the ceremony the bridal party enjoyed a dinner at Willard's. The bride is a daughter of A. Hopkins, the well-known pioneer and a sister of Will Hopkins, Roy Hopkins and Ma rion Hopkins. Mr. Hanson is engaged in farming near Suffolk. LARGE TRACT TO RETHROWN OPEN FILINGS TO BE RECEIVED ON TWENTY THOUSAND ACRE AREA NEAR HARLOWTON. OPEN TO EN TRY ON O CTOBER 19 How Conflicting Applications are to be Disposed of—Provisions Announced to Govern Filings—Many Squatters Now on Tract. Last Tuesday the local land office received notice of the cancellation of what is known as the Montana segre gation list No. 13, which had been ap propriated under the Carey act some j ears ago. The land included in Seg regation No. 13 lies in the vicinity of Harlowton and people of that town have been working for its opening up for several years past. There are something over 20,000 acres in the segregation and is in Township 8, Ranges 13 to 16, Township 9, Ranges 14 to 16, M. M. Since the announcement became public the land business in Harlow-, ton has been more than brisk. While much of this land had been settled upon by squatters, many more have squatted during the past week. The land will be open to entry on October 19, and filings will be accepted on December 1st. Following are the pro visions of Circular No. 324, which ap-| plies to the opening and the provis ions thereof as follows: "Any application, filing or selection not based on a prior settlement right will be subject to valid settlement ! claims asserted in the manner required by law. "The register and receiver will care fully compare applications simultane ously filed as aforesaid and will dis pose of them as follows: "1. Where there is no conflict the application shall be allowed irrespect ive of whether settlement is alleged. "2. In case of conflicting applica tions and only one of the applicants alleges prior settlement, his applica tion shall be allowed and the others rejected. "3. If two or ™ore conflicting ap plic"t : ons are received each contain ing allegations of prior settlement, a hearing shall be ordered to determine theh priority of right and it shall be restricted to those alleging such right. "4. Where there are applications conflicting in whole or in part, in which no one of the several appli cans claims prior settlement, the reg ister and receiver will write on cards the names of the several applicants and each of these cards shall be placed in an envelope upon which there is no distinctive or identifying mark, and, at 2 o'clock p. m., on the date of open -1 ing to entry, if practicable, if not, at the same hour one week later, after all the envelopes containing the names of the several applicants shall be thoroughly mixed in the presence of such persons as may desire to be present, they shall he drawn and num bered in order. The cards as num- j bered and drawn will be securely fast ened to the applications of the re spective persons, and the applications shall be allowed in such order. Where any applicant fails to obtain all the land applied for by him he will be per mitted to elect whether he will retain the land secured and amend his appli cation to embrace other lands not af fected by pending applications and otherwise subject thereto when such ! amended application is presented, or i withdraw his original application with out prejudice, and in the event of such withdrawal the fees and commissions will be returned by the receiver. Ap plications conflicting in whole with , those previously allowed will be re ; jected in the usual manner." JOSEPH KING, RECENTLY FROM EUROPE, IN THE CITY Joseph King, of King Bros., who re turned from Switzerland a few days ago, going directly to the ranch of I Little Rock Creek, is in the city. Mr. I King is enjoying the best of health, I and while he went through a lot of unpleasant experiences while ma I rooned in Switzerland as a result or j the war and had a great deal of re ! sponsibility placed upon him through I being made chairman of one of the, I sections of stranded Americans, is en ; joying robust health. Mr. King has j been away nearly a year and a half, j his object in going to Europe being to give his son, who returned with him, the advantage of language study in French and German schools. Mr. King deprecates the feeling of partisanship that has been occasionally shown by sympathizers with the various warring nations and advocates moderation in the expression of views by naturalized and native American citizens. Mr. ] King does not have any idea that Switzerland will become involved in the war in any way, although the little republic is suffering a great deal as a result of the war. The strictest neu trality is being observed by the Swiss : government. Olaf Eike, manager of the Fergus ■ County Sheep company's ranch, near Grass Range, went back home today, j after a short visit in the city. S. H. Kjerrman, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a business visitor to the city and is stopping at the Day house. Miss Isabel Friel leaves today for Washington and California and will spend the winter there with relatives. Mrs. Birkland, wife of the city engi neer, is quite ill. STEWART COMING SATURDAY NIGHT GOVERNOR WILL BE HERE TO AD DRESS OPENING RALLY OF CAMPAIGN IN THE STATE. FULL PRESENTATION OF THE ISSUES Other Speakers Will be in Attendance and the Meeting is Sure to be a Most Interesting One—Young Men's Democratic Club. Chairman J. L. Martin, of the Demo cratic county committee, yesterday re-j ceived a telegram from Chairman Thomas Arthur, of the Democratic j state committee, announcing that ar rangements had been made for Gov ernor S. V. Stewart to come here Sat urday and open the campaign in this state with an address on thnt even ing. The committeemen were natural ly delighted with this news and im mediately went to work arranging the details. J. E. Lane, democratic can didate for state senator, has been se lected to preside over the meeting, which will be held at the opera house, beginning at 8 p. m. H. L. DeKalb will make thhe opening address and will he followed by Governor Stewart, so that a very interesting, full and fair presentation of the issues is as sured. A band will be in attendance and there is no doubt that this open ing rally will be a very successful one. ——— DEMOCRATIC CLUB. The Young Men's Democratic Club will hold its regular weekly meeting next Thursday evening, October 1 at 8 o'clock in the court bouse. This will be the first active meeting of the young men in the campaign and mat ters of importance will be taken up and an itinerary for the county cam paign will be announced. Talks will be made by several prominent local speakers and a general discussion will be had on "Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic Party." To those interest ed in the welfare of the people and the upholding of the great Christian statesmanship of the President a cor dial invitation is extended. ----O------ STUART BUYS SHEEP. Says the Grass Range Review: J. L Stuart, pioneer sheepman of Fer gus county, went over to Edgewater Tuesday to look after the shipping of a bunch of sheep which lie recently purchased. BIG BATTLES The big battleship is better managed than the little rowboat that upsets on the pond The big corporation ia better able to serve the public than the little company Your Company handles the telephone needs of three million people right here in the seven mountain states It handles over a million telephone messages every day of the year The present war in Europe is a war of waste and destruction Bigger battles for peace are being fought here in the United States Battles for good will, prosperity and fair dealing The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. i . "The Corporation Different" PROGRESSIVES READYFORWORK AN IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE IS HELD LAST EVENING. W. 0. SHINES IS MADE CHAIRMAN Judge Edward Brassey, Secretary, and George M. Stone, Treasurer—An, Advisory Committee of Five Appoint ed to Open Headquarters. The progressive county committee ! held an important meeting last night and disposed of considerable business connected with the coming campaign. It was decided to open headquarters shortly and the arrangements for this will be made l>y the executive com- j mlttee. The speaking cumpaiKn is to last about 25 days and will therefore begin shortly. Committeemen were chosen to fill all vacancies. Officers Chosen. W. D. Syntmes was chosen ns chair man of the committee with Edward Brassey as secretary and George M. Stone, treasurer, while George R. Marsli was elected as county commit teeman. These gentlemen, with Jo seph Dunsmore of Windham, Theo Hogcland of Deerfield and F. O. Lyons of Forest Grove will constitute the ex- i ecutive committee. Advisory Committee. An advisory committee, consisting of Burton R. Cole, E. C. Russel, H. B. Cutler, George R. Creel and Walter j S. Smith was appointed. A number of the progressive candidates were! present and all expressed satisfaction I witli the conditions in their sections. "The progressive party is now in fighting trim," it was announced at tlie close of the meeting, "and we are going to work vigorously. Pro gressive sentiment Is stronger in the county tlia.ii ever and our committee feels entirely satisfied that the party will give a good account of itself in • the coming political battle." | ————O------- Leave for the East. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Miller left yes terday afternoon for Winona, Minn., where Mrs. Miller will visit for a time. Mr. Miller, who has been one of the assistants in the office of F. II. Walk er, assistant engineer of bridges and I buildings of the Milwaukee, lie will go to Milwaukee to take a similar po sition under Assistant Engineer C. U.| Smith, formerly in charge of Mil wan-; kee construction at Lewistown. Till NOTICES GO OUT OCTOBER 5 COUNTY TREASURER WILL MAIL THE ENTIRE LOT TO TAX PAYERS ON THAT DAY. TOTAL REVENUE FROM TAXATION Will Amount to Over $658,000 This Year, the Great Part Going to Other Than the County Funds—To Col lect City Improvement Taxes. The extended tax rolls have now been turned over to County Treas urer Ruftin Poland nnd he is busy getting out the tax notices. These will all be mailed out on October 5 and the tax money will then begin to come in. The treasurer's office will have to write about 10,000 tax re ceipts this year, not that there are 10,000 taxpayers in the county, but because a good many of tiie individu als and corporations take a number of receipts. One firm in Lewistown will have 25 such receipts. Interesting Facts. The assessed v iluation of the eoun tay, as finally turned in, is $19,561,903, these being the official figures. Upon this a total of $658,337.49 will be paid in taxes. Of course by far the greater part of this goes Into oili er than county funds, the total repre senting state, county, school, special school, high school, poor and road taxes as well ns the Lewistown and Stanford improvement taxes and the special lire protection tax for Bench land and some other places. The collection of the Lewistown im provement taxes by the treasurer this year will be a now thing. Will Be Prompt. Already quite a number of taxpay ers have called at the office to see if the treasurer was prepared to re ceive taxes, there being more of these early applications than ever before. Of course, the big rush will come during the last week in November. The indications, so far as they can be read at this time, Indicate that the delinquent taxes will lie rather small compared with last year. ---- Q— — Suit on Note. Mrs. Mattie Jeffrey as administra trix lias brought suit against Frank Rashaw to recover $50(1 alleged to lie due on a promissory note. (). O. Muel ler is tile plaintiff's attorney.