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! STANFORD. ' Jefferson Sherman returned lest Thursday from, an extended visit with relatives in Michigan. He is not en thusiastic about that country, although he efijoyed bis visit. He said that he sew the sun only once while he was gone. ( ........ The annual meeting of the stock holders of the FUrst National bank o( Stanford Ws held in the directors' rocm in the bank building on last Tuesday. The old board of directors was re-elected for the ensuing year, who In turn elected the following of ficers: A. J. Strough, president; R. D. Taylor, vice president; Frank Mere dith, cashier, and John F. Hagerman, assistant cashier. It was learned recently that during the past summer Mr. D. B. Wirt grew and matured a small patch of buck wheat and that he has had two bushelB of it ground into some most excellent old-fashioned buckwheat flour. This is the first instance of growing buck wheat that has come to notice and speaks well for the MoiKana growing season, for the Wirt ranch and for the thrift of its manager. They say that flap-jacks made from that flour are just a little bit the best that aver crossed a griddle.—World. HILGER. There was a number of new pupils registered at the opening of school here last Monday, so that the school is now taxed nearly to its fullest ca pacity. Hilger is developing into one of the hog markets of the county and on last Wednesday there was two cars ship ped by Mike Netik and John Butler from this point to the Butte market. Doq Priels of Judith, Mont., general manager for the Power cattle company, spent a day in our midst this week. He left Wednesday for Roy, where he expects to remain a week or more looking after the business of the com pany in that section.—Herald. FLYNN'S JEWELRY. Considerable speculation is being voiced by friends at Windham of the late Jack Flynn as to what has be come of the jewelry that was on his person when he left Windham and was seen by friends the same day he went, to the hospital and where he died. The jewelry consisted of a diamond ring and tie pin, the two being worth at least $400. Since his death the stones have not been located.—Mocca sin Dispatch. CHRISTINA NOTES. The thirst parlor that existed at this place for the past two years is no more. It closed down the first of the year, in compliance with the new state law, which went into effect at that time. Daniel Sage, the well known barber of Lewistown, together with his fam ily, arrived here Thursday and left tm mediately for their ranch, about five miles east. They intend to make their permanent home on the farm. William Gibbons returned Thursday after a sojourn of about two weeks in the vicinity of Lewistown. Mr. Gib bons did some painting on the E. S. Smith ranch near Lewistown while away. Carl Kirst went down to the county seat on Tuesday and returned with hts wife- and baby on Thursday. Mrs. K*rst! and baby hare been visiting friends and relatives in Geneva, Neb., for some time past. WINNETT. Communication has been made to | the Commercial club to the effect that . a market for the buying of grain would | be established In Winnett and work on the elevator and store house would | begin in the spring. This market is | to be established without consideration , as to whether the railroad Is built or j not. The regular annual meeting of the | Commercial club was held at the [ school house last Tuesday night with j a good representation of the business j interests of Winnett present. Election j of officers for the ensuing year was ' held, the following officers being elect ed: R. J. Woods, president; H. E. Geis, vice president; Charles Wiper, secretary and treasurer; D. A. Som merfteld and P. E. Woodard, trustees. The main topic of discussion during the evening was the establishment and making of good roads into Winnett. The various standing committees will be appointed at the next meeting.— • Tiroes. DENTON. The directors of the Farmers Co-oper ative elevator met in the office of the company Saturday. The directors state that the elevator will make an excel lent showing this year. Manager Koenig has made an able, efficient manager. Rube Wood froze both his feet Wed nesday motoring over from Moore to Denton. The machine was the one hts sister, Miss Adelaide Wood, won at the contest of the Independent, Moore paper. Owing to the inability to heat the school houses during the cold spell, school had to be abandoned. It is time that some heating system was in stalled in the school buildings so that they are warm and comfortable.—Re corder. WINIFRED. E. L. Skinner and a bunch of team sters from the power plant are In to day to haul out loads of machinery for the plant. Mr. Leach, who hag been In the em ploy of the Fergus hardware since that store started here, will have entire charge of the store during Mr.. Brice's absence In Georgia. The telephone construction crew that built the Hue Into Winifred, fin ished up their Work here Monday. On Armells, where they will work on the Roy line. The work of wiring the town for the local exchange will be done by other workman and it will probably be two weeks before the work is com pleted.—Times. MOORE. The William H. Brown I^and com pany auto was here Thursday to meet a party of land seekers. Charles Ray had charge of the auto. Pat. Nihill is missing our cool, in vigorating weather the past week. He Is in Michigan visiting relatives and friends who he has not seen for some 20 years. Last Monday, while the family of Ben M. Cooper was enjoying their breakfast, from some unknown cause their residence caught fire. They were only able to save one suit of clothes and two stoves.—Independent. HOBSON. A deal was closed a few days ago whereby Lafe Wheeler purchased the ranches of Mrs. Lydia Eaton and Har rison Eaton, which are located about ten miles northwest of Moccasin. Mr. Wheeler will take possession in the spring. M. T. Rooney and daughter, Mrs. A. T. Harvey, and children, returned last Friday from a six weeks' visit in Cali fornia. While away they attended the big expositions and visited other points of interest in the state and report a very pleasant visit. Word has been received in this city that H. J. Springer, who was operated on about three weeks ago for stomach trouble at the Mayo hospital at Ro chester, Minn., was able to leave the hospital a few days ago and has gone to Chicago, where he will spend the winter with relatives. On April first, Thomas Hanlon's term expires as postmaster of the lo cal postoffice. Just who will be his successor we are unable to state, as petitions are being circulated In this city and vicinity this week asking for the appointments of Mrs. Bffie Guynn and M. J. Keenan. Mr. Hanlon could have continued serving as postmaster had he so desired, but declined to hold the position after the expiration of his term.—Star. SHRINERS W LI Tonight occurs the Shriners banquet, which is expected to bring together half a hundred of the nobles at the Bright hotel, whore Fred Munger will serve the repast. The idea in giving this dinner g simply to bring the Shrin ers of this vicinity together in a little reunion, the nobles residing so far from their temple that under ordinary conditions they hare an opportunity to foregather only once a year, on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage to Helena. Tonight's dinner may be- the forerunner of similar affairs, to be given during the year, as Lewistown will cut quite a swath at Helena next December during the big ceremonial, with A. B. Lehman presiding as al lustrious potentate. There will be no frills at tonight's gathering—no dress suits, no flood of oratory; just a fine spread, some ex cellent music. The banquet begins at 7 o'clock and every noble is expected to be there on time—with his fez— "no fez, no dinner." GiLLULY BOOSTS FOB FERGUS IN INTERVIEW AT MINING CITY Yesterday's Butte Miner contains the following; "Fergus county and the Judith basin produced almost half the wheat raised in Montana this year and you've got to give it to that section for Its pro ductivenass and thrift," declared J. A. Gilluly of Lewistown, publisher of the B'ergus County Argus Mr. Gilluly is here in conjunction with the meeting of county commis sioners of the state, as one of the com mittee of the Montana Press associa-: tion. The object of this committee is to confer with the county commis sioners with the idea in view of es tablishing a uniform method of hand ling the county printing in Montana, and also the city printing. Mr. Gilluly states that indications are the commis sioners and press association men will get together on a basis acceptable to both. This done, an act will be draft ed and presented to the next legisla ture with the request that it be made a law. As It has been In the past, there has been an unseemly scramble In many instances for the county and city print ing. This was the bidding system and was often unsatisfactory. It Is now proposed to place the letting of this printing on a strictly business basis. Mr. Gilluly declared that Lewistown is the best in its history and that the metropolis of the Judith basin is des tined to have considerable growth In the next few years. He states that I the outlook for that part of Montana this year is exceedingly bright. 1 ---O JOIN8 FLYING CORPS. | MONTREAL, Quebec, Jan. 19.— j George Hodgson, Olympic swimming i champion, left Montreal today to take : up a commission In the Royal British : flying corps, for which he has trained. PERFECT 8CORE. LANSING, Mich., Jan. 19.—The Michigan Agricultural college rifle team today made a perfect score of 1,000 points in its match against the United States naval academy. This i performance is said to set a new rec ord In contests under the auspices of the National Rifle Association of Omerica. TMil mill n 10 IT u 4 RUNNING NEARER TO REGULAR TIME, HOWEVER, THAN FOR A WEEK PAST. 8HG1G IN LOTS OF COAL NOW Local tra ils were running a lot nearer schedule time yesterday than they have been for several days past, and although they were all an hour or more behind hand it was because they were waiting for main line con nections and observing slow running time on the possibility of broken rails. Saturday's storms worked havoc nil over the local division of both rail roads, and in fact all over the north west, as a majority of the trains were reported late, 24 hours and there abouts. Train No. 117 of the Milwau kee, operating between Harlowton and Great Fulls, on Saturday reached its destination Sunday afternoon. It is more or less of a joke now that it is over, but the passengers aboard spent 'he n ! ght somewhere between Shonkin and Geraldine, while a crew of men worked valiently in blinding snow drifts at 30 degrees below zero, and the wind blowing 40 miles an hour. The wind seemed to center on this one particular spot in the road, and being an unforseen happening, pro gress was impossible through the drifts of snow pilled upon the tracks. "Those who are wise will lay in a supply of coal while this modulated weather lasts," advised a Milwaukee official yesterday. "If there should he a thaw and a sudden wind and freeze up, the whole road would be tied up worse than before. We are getting coal in here as fast as we can now, but we can just about meet the demand as it is, and another tie-up would surely mean a coal famine." N. Y. CENTRAL AGENTS. Alan Nye of Spokane, general agent for the New York Central lines, and Leroy Blue, traveling freight agent, were in Lewistown Monday on busi ness for their company. LOTTIE KNAPP WINS. In the case of Holland vs. Lottie Knapp, tried in Judge Brassey's court, % verdict was given in favor of the defendant. Plaintiff had sued for wages alleged to he due. O Is for Pan-Americanism j j j | ' 1 i j j i j I ! I | i : j j : I ! i j ! : ! GEORGE ROBERTS. George E. Roberts, former director of the mint, and now assistant to the president of the National City bank,' the largest bank in the United States, if not in the world, was one of the speakers before the Pan American congress in Washington. His bank has recently opened branches in South America, and what he had to say: about financial and trade relations between the United States and the i Latin republic was interesting to the members ol the congress. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—The su-1 preme court today construed tha Washington state workmen's compem sntion law as abolishing all damage' action in the courts by workmen in the hazardous employments cove-ed by the law, whether against employers or against third persons. The decision was in a case in which the widow of Benjamin Meese sued the Northern Pacific railroad for the alleged negligent killing of Meese, an SS 1 ®*? ° f .f bre , w f X Seattle aloeg t tracks The district court held the compensation law abol ished ail motions for damages and dismissed the suit but the circuit court of appeals held that it abolished litigation only of employes against' their employers. The supreme court today upheld the district court's in terpretation. SELECTION DEFERRED. SEATTLE, Jan. 19.—The selection of a football coach to succeed Gil mour Dobte, who resigned after giving the University of Washington eight undefeated teams, was deferred until next week t:y the student board of control, which met tonight to consider candidates. Graduate Manager Arthur, Younger announced that the commit-! tee investigating candidates had not completed its work. Mr. Younger would not indicate who was under con sideration. Lewistown Markets t Corrected daily by the I.ewlstown Chamber of Commerce tor the oenent of the farmers of Fergus county Wheat—No. 1 northern, $1.03; No. 2 northern, 99c; No. 3 northern, 95c; No. 2 hard Montana, $1.03; No. 3 hard Mon tuna, 98c; No. 4 hard Montana. 91c; No. 5 hard Montana, 87c; No. 1 durum, 99c; No. 2 durum, 94c. Flax—No. 1, $2.06; No. 2, $1.99. IE MIDGE A deal lmg just been consumated whereby the Joseph L. Asbridge ranch, consisting of about 5,000 acres, lias been sold to Robert Kean, Peter Even, George F. M.ller und William H. Miller, all of Dubuque, Iowa. The con .iiderntion has not been made public, but it is understood that Mr. Asbridge received a good price for his valuable holdings. The purchasers take over the personal property and livestock and intend stocking the ranch with cattle. The purchasers are well known in Lewistown, ns they hove consider able property interests in Fergus county. George F. and W. H. Miller are brothers, and Rudie, Edwin and Clifford of this city are large cattle dealers in Iowa. They food 250 head of cattle on their Iowa farms and are selling corn fat steers on the Chicago market all year around. It is their intention to sell their Iowa land hold ings, which abut on the city limits of Dubuque, and move to Montana. George Miller, who was in Lewistown, says they intend selling their Iowa land, even if it must be sold at n sacrifice, as they want to get into the cattle business on a larger scale and their recent purchase will afford this opportunity. Mr. Miller says they can make good money in the livestock business in Iowa, but they cannot pur chase adjoining lands and have reach ed the limit as to the number of cattle they can run. Mr. Kean is also a big cattle man and is feeding over 200 head on his farm near Cascade, Iowa. He says there are better opportunities for handling cattle in Montana and Is pur chasing an interest in the Asbridge ranch for the purpose of giving his sons a chance to branch out for them selves. His sons will have charge of the ranch until such time that George Miller can dispose of his Iowa lands, then he will join them and they will manage the place together, Peter Even is a business man of Dubuque and says he is investing in this property because he has known his associates a great many years and knows they are capable of making money out of the stock business, and are capable of handling cattle in big bunches, in fact, he says, "Robert Kean and the Miller brothers aro counted among the most successful cattle men in eastern Iowa." The Asbridge ranch was located by Joseph L. Asbridge 33 years ago and is considered one of the best stock ranches in this community, a large percentage of it is alfalfa land and is susceptible of irrigation. Mr. As bridge is now the United States mar lial for the state of Montana and 1 h unable to give his personal attention to the ranch. SMALL AUDIENCE°ATTEN¥fINE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONCERT Far too small an audience attended the mid-winter musicale at the Presby terian church Tuesday evening, which merited the appreciation of hundreds. The program consisted of five double numbers and one single offering, every one of which was encored with en thusiasm, not because those who list ened wished to be polite, but because they were genuinely delighted. Mrs. G. Cl. Appleton, a soprano who has been heard a number of times in this city during the winter, appeared at her best and was never more charm ing of voice or manner. Mr. Richard Baker, whose rich, sweet tenor voice has made the musical circles of Lew istown proud to claim him as a native son, sang with exceptional beauty, especially in his opening number, "If Thou Wert Blind." The instrumental quartet, which opened the program, created a flattering impression and it was to ba regretted that they ap peared in but one group. Mr. Charles Piskac, violinist, appeared for (lie first time in Lewistown, and his audience was highly pleased with his finished contributions. The ladies' quartet was exceedingly pleasing, both because of their music and the gracious and happy manner in which they rendered their selections. The program follows " Ramon ee" .......................... Karganoff "Inspiration"......................... Edwards Instrumental quartet: Mr. Kenney, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Meyer. Thou Wert Blind"......Noel Johnson "Rose in the Bud" Dorothy Forster Mr. Richard Baker "The Dream-Maker Man"...._ ........................... Ethelbert Nevin "Mighty Lak a Rose" .Ethelbert Nevin Mrs. G. C. Appleton "Mazurka" ....................... E. Mlynarski Mr . Charles Piskac -Ah, Moon of Mv Delight" from "A , . . . ... J IJuet .. A .. bo " k °, f ,' erses Under ne j?. tb ,be bt ---- Mrs - A PP ]et0 ' 1 and Mr - Baker Persian Garden" ........Liza Lehmam Mrs. G. C. Appleton "Snow Flakes" Fred H. Cowen "Voices of the Woods".......................... ...............................Michael Watson Indies quartet: Misses Rankin, Lisli erness, Mrs. Saekett, Mrs. Appleton INVESTIGATE LOBBY. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—Investi sation of interests seeking to influence waterways legislation was asked in a resolution introduced today by Repre sentative Frear of Wisconsin. It names specifically the National Riv ers and Harbors congress, the Ala bama Power company, the Atlantic Coast Dredge Owners' association and the Mississippi river lobby. THE BACK DOOR TO THE OFFICE -IE NEW YORK GOVERNOR BACK DOOR. GOV. C. S. WHI TM AN. BACK STAIRWAY. Governor Whitman of New York,: candidate for re-election and also for the republican nomination for the presidency, has opened up the old back door to the executive chamber Y©sfesffdhy § Marked STOCKS, BONDS, FINANCIAL, METALS, GRAIN, LIVESTOCK, ETC, —> STOCKS. NEW YORK, Jan. 19. Trading was marked by advances anil declines in . some of the more familiar specialties, j while standard seasoned stocks main- j tained all their recent heaviness. Af-; fairs In Europe und Mexico furnished the. aggressive short interest with j fresh ammunition. Shares of some of the companies operating in (lie south ern republic were again the object of] severe attacks. Trading was only moderate, except I during the first and last hours, the! long interval being punctuated by fro-1 quent periods of extreme dullness. A large part of tile business was again i limited to specialties, in which public j Interest lias largely been lacking. New high records were made by United States Industrial Alcohol, American I Coal Products and Caban American Sugar. United States Steel was the center of persistent bearish selling. Beth lehem Steel gyrated in sensational fashion. Mercantile Marines, which figured so prominently in the trading of the nrly week, wore duller and distinctly heavy. Various war issues denoted iquidation of enforcing selling and rails were again subord.netf d lo share of lesser tneril. Domestic news of the same encour aging character as that of recent weeks. Tradfng in bonds was dull, with ir regular changes. Total sales bonds, liar value aggregated $4,466,00(1. United States bonds were unchanged on cal). CHICAGO GRAIN. CHICAGO, Jan. 10. Huge sales that appeared to he largely of a profit-tak ing character hud a weakening effect, today on the wheat market here. Prices closed heavy at. 1%©1%<: net decline with May $1.3014 and July $1.23%. Corn finished %tfi Vic to Vic down; oats off 1 Vi 4r 1 %c, and provisions showing a setback of l(Kii l2 , ic to 32 Vic. Offerings of wheal assumed im mense proportions after the market at the opening had touched a new high price record for the 1915 crop. Despite several transient rallies, the general tendency of the market was decisively down grade throughout the session, mnde bv reports that in ad dition to the burden of unusual vol ume of sales to realize on holdings, the hulls were handicapped by for eigners selling futures here and at Winnipeg. Furthermore, it was denied that the Canadian government had been buy ing. Assertions that the tightening of the blockade of neutral ports would com plicate the difficulties of exporters did a great deal to emphasize bearish sentiment. Corn was easy on account of the set back in wheat. Oats relaxed with other cereals. Packers sold provisions. Wheat-May opened $1.31%, high $1.32, low $1.30, close $1.30%; July opened $1.24 Vi. high $1.24%, low $1.23%, close $1.23%. Corn May opened 79%e, high 79%c, low 78%c, close 79%c. Oats May opened 53%c, high 53%e, low 52%o, close 53%e. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN. (Furnished by Montana Elevator Co.) MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19.—Wheat May. $1.29%; .July. $1.27%. No. 1 hard, $1.25%. No. 1 northern, $1.30% ©1.32%; choice, $1.34%; regular to arrive, $1.29% 4t 1.32% ; choice, $1.33%. No. 2 northern, $1.26% @<1.30%. No. 2 northern. $1.21% tfpi .26%. No. 2 hard Montana, $1.27%; choice, $1.29%; regular^ to arrive, $1.26%; choice, $1.28%. in the capitol at Albany. Years ago when the magnificent $26,000,000 capi tol was built, a back dooc and back stairway for such governors as chose to use them was provided. Governor No. I durum, $ 1.234> I ' 1 1 ; to arrive, $1.23%. No. 2 durum, $1,204/ I 22 Corn No. 3 yellow, 774477 '-.c; tear rive, 75c: other grades, 404/>7«e. Oals No. 3 white, 494/49', L .r; to ar live, 49%c. No. 4 white oats, 47%ti/ 48'm-, Barley 68©74%r; choice, 74' : 4r 76c. Rye 97©!>Kc; to arrive, same. ] Flax $2.32% 4/ 2.35% ; to arrive, $2.31 % (ft 2.34%. — DULUTH GRAIN. I Furnished by Quinn Slicplierdson Co.) DULUTH, .Inn 19. Wheal Ma», $1.29%; July, $1.28%. No. 1 hard on track, $1.30%. No. 1 northern on track and to ar ive, $1.29%. No. 2 northern on track ami to ar rive, $1.26%. No. 3 northern on track and to ar ri i', $1.19%4/ 1.23%. No. 3 hard Montana. $1.26%. Durum May, $1.24'.,; July, $1.'':,%. No. I durum mi limit ami to arrive, $1.34. No. 2 durum on track and to arr.ve, $1.91, cinx May, $ '.39 <; ; July, $2.38%. Clr x mi l rack, $:.'.2II% 4/ 2.37 Vi : Io ar rive. $2.36%. Oals 48 ' .c. live I'.nrli 654/ 7f WHITE OATS. 'll It 'AGO, .Ian 19. No :<■; standard, 51 '/.tfi 53% 50', (it CHICAGO LIVESTOCK. CHICAGO, Jan. 19. Hogs Receipts, (^ver^t/iing /a Hardware from l/ie most Re/iab/e Makers THE FIRST THING WE LOOK AT, WHEN WE BUY ANYTHING, IS THE NAME OF THE MAK ERS, LONG EXPERIENCE IN THE HARDWARE BUSINESS HAS TAUGHT US WHO MAKE RELI ABLE GOODS. WE HANDLE ONLY THAT KIND. THEN WE SEE THAT THE PRICE IS RIGHT. YOU GET THE HIGH QUALITY AND THE LOW PRICE WHEN YOU BUY HARDWARE FROM US. Judith Hardware Co. David B. Hill about 30 years ago closed tiie floor. Gov. Charles E. Hughes, now supreme court justice, tore away the stairway. Governor Whitman has rebuilt the stairway and opened the old door. 51,000 head; market, slow, slmd# above yeslerduy's average. Bulk of rales, $7,254(7.60; light, $7.05©7.66; mixed, $7.154/7.70; heavy, $7.15(0 7.70; I'oiigli, $V.I5(ir7.30; pigs, $5,754(6.75. Cattle Receipts, 18,000 head; mar ket, firm. Native lieef steers, $6.60© 9.85; western steers, $6,604/ 8.25; rows mid heifers, $3.30©8.40; calves, $7.50 dicep Receipts, 23,000 head; mar , steady. Wethers, $7.25©7.8$; ills, $8,254.1 10.75. OMAHA LIVESTOCK. OMAHA, .lull. 19. Hogs Receipts, o,500 hmid; market, steady. Heavy, >7 154/7.35; light, $7.004t'7.25; pigs, $6."04r7.00; bulk of sales, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Cuttle Receipts, 7,200 head; mar m. steady. Native steers, $email@example.com; ov.s an I hellers, $5 504/ 7.01); western d-m-s. $11,00/1. 7.75; Texas steers, $5.80 '<(6 80; slockcr., and feeders, $5.GO© GEO R. CREEL UNUKRTAK KK l.rf'KNHKIl DMIIALMKR , II /HIM-, m . il prompt I) day or night. Rhone No 2 ■Iit*-i and Main l.ev. IstoVN II, Mont.