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Fergus County Democrat
/OL. XIII., NO. 4 LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY. MONTANA. OCTOBER 26. 1916. PRICE FIVE CENTS irtiTT hu COUNTER Aim BY GERMANS FAIL HIM HOLD PUR Prisoners Taken by the French at Verdun Now Exceed 4,500. CHASINGRUMANIANS Prom Three Pointe the Teutonic Al lies Are Working With Feverish Haste in Attempt to Encompass Ru mania—In the Austro-ltalian The ater Artillery Is Doing Greater Part of Work Along the Entire Line of Battle—Only Minor Operations Have Taken Place on the Fronts in Rus sia and Macedonia. PARIS, Oct. 23.—(via London, 11:34 p. m.)—Three successive counter at tacks by the Germans north of Ver dun, in the region of Haudreinont and Dounmont were repulsed by the French today, says the bulletin is sued by the war office tonight. The prisoners taken by the French now exceed 4,300. ASSOCIATED PRESS RESUME. From three points the Teutonic al lies are working with feverish haste in an attempt to encompass Rumania —from the northeastern and eastern borders of Transylvania, and tbrougli Dobrudja. In the latter region and on the cast Transylvania front fur ther inroads into King Ferdinand's territory have been made. On the northeast Transylvania front, how ever, in engagements with the Ru manians, they have been driven from the heights Routh of Doma Watra. Keeping up his drive in Dobrudja, Field Marshal von Mackensen has brought his line well above the Con stanza-Tchernavoda railway line, tho right wing resting approximately on Tachaul, near the Rlack sea, twelve miles north of Constanza, and the left north of the Tchernavoda, whence runs the only bridge across the Da nube in this region. Whether the Rumanians in their evacuation of Tchernavoda left Intact the fourteen mile bridge which would be of im mense strategic value to the Teutonic allies in a diversion toward Bucha rest, has not been made known, but following military precedent, despite the quickness of Mackonsen's for ward push, it probably was blown up or otherwise badly damaged. Further ground on the eastern Tran sylvania front on the Rumanian side of the Vulcan and Predeal passes lias been given up to the Austro-Gcrmans by the Rumanians, hut according to Bucharest the Teutons east of tho River Aluta, in Transylvania, have been driven northward, while in the Uziil and Oituz valleys, the Rumanians have made advances. Iu the region of Verdun, where tlio French Tuesday made their spectaeu uar drive over a wide front north and northeast of Verdun, they are still holding the ground gained despite tho vicious counter attacks delivered par ticularly in the region of Haudremont and Douamont, and east of the Fumin wood and north of Chenois have gained further ground. More than 4,300 German soldiers have been cap tured by the French in this region. Elsewhere along the front where tho French and British are facing the Germans in France little activity, ex cept by the big guns, has been shown. Likewise in the Austro-ltalian the ater the artillery is doing the greater part of the work along the entire lino of battle. The northern part of the Carso plateau is under a heavy bom bardment. Only minor operations have taken place on the fronts in Russia and Macedonia. IN WINDHAM SECTION. Former County Treasurer J. M Croft is in the city from Windham, this being his second visit to Lewis town in a couple of years. Mr. Croft hag considerable wheat to thresh and expects to get started on it this week. Several of his neighbors have not yet threshed. TO MAKE SOIL SURVEY. I'rof. R. M. Pinkney of the chemis try department of the agricultural col lege at Bozeman, will arrive here to day or tomorrow to accompany County Agriculturist Carl H. Peterson on a trip to the eastern end of the county where a somewhat extensive soil sur vey will be made. TUTSCH-ROBERTS. Herman Tutsch and Miss Irene Roberts, both of Denton, were mar ried here yesterday, Judge B. H. Foley performing the ceremony. C. H. Anderson of Denver, Colo rado. representing the Western Union, is in the city checking up the com pany's local office. Mr. Anderson states that of all the towns he has visited on his trip Lewlstown is the liveliest one of them all in its class. Mrs. Ray Swift, Mrs. Poe and Miss Thompson, leave today for California where they plan on spending the win ter. Mrs. Swift will stop over at Townsend to visit for a few days with Mr. Swift's relatives. John J. McNamara Plans to Apply For a Parole LOS ANGELES. Oct. 25.— Twenty charges of murder still •tand against John J. McNa imarg, formerly secretary and treasurer of the International Association of Bridge and Struc tural Iron Workers, who, it be came known today, is planning to apply for parole from San Quentin penitentiary Upon his plea of guilty to the charge of dynamiting the Llewellyn Iron Works here, McNamara was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. James B. McNamara, a brother, is serving a life term in San Quentin, having pleaded guilty to the charge of murder ing Charles Haggerty, one of the victims of the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910. THE CR IS PURCHASED HOME OF "JUDITH GOLD" BE COMES THE PROPERTY OF DISSLY BROS. OF HELENA. BOTH EXPERIENCED BUTTER MEN The Fergus County Creamery, es tablished by William Castberg and wbicli has been a decided success ever since it opened its doors, was pur chased yesterday by F. L. Dissly and W. G. Dissly, both the brothers being expert creamery men from Helena. They purchased the building, plant, business and all accounts and are now in possession of the property. W. G. Dissly was formerly the deputy state dairy commissioner for Montana and for the past year has operated the Whitehall creamery at Whitehall, Montana. F. L. Dissly has been manager of the Helena Creamery company at Helena for the past three years and worked lie a fine business there, win ning a high reputation as a first class buttermaker and a square business man. IBs butter took the first prize at the state fair at Helena, In com petition with the products of alt the crack creameries of tho state. Dissly Bros, are enthusiastic over the possibilities for building un a bfc and successful establishment in this city. MARTIN'S ADDRESS. Rev. J. A. Martin, .superintendent ot the Great Falls district, presided at the first quarterly conference at the Methodist church Friday evening, Mr. Martin spoke briefly and convinc- j ingly on the temperance campaign be ing waged and predicted victory fori the dry forces at the polls in Novem -1 ber. Concerning the list of business men said to be favorable to the liquor business, lie said many of them were coerced into signing the statement; many were holders of stock in the brewery business or rented buldings j to the saloon interests and that many j bartenders and saloon men signed it, giving tbolr business as something other than what it was. Few of the big business firms signed it at all. --------1>---——— , FUNERAL OF LATE D. P. HARRIS I HEIR FROM CREEL'S - The funeral of the late D. P. Harris, late postmaster of Maiden, and one | of the old-time prospectors of that I section, was held Tuesday afternoon I from Creel's chapel in this city. There was a large attendance of old-time ! friends of the decedent, the pall bear- J ers and others coming iu from the i camp. Rev. H. P. Crego delivered the ad-)*' dress, paying a deserving tribute to I the worth of the decedent and offer-1 ing consolation to the relatives and I friends. The interment was made in I the Lewistown cemetery. J. W. Har ris of Santa Rosa. Cal., a son who I came here for the funeral, leaves for the coast this morning. He wishes to express his deep appreciation for tlie sympathy shown and the services rendered. TENNY IN TOWN. C. W. Tenny. independent candidate for state superintendent of public in struction, was in tlie city Saturday interviewing the voters. He is hopeful of election, saying he has it figured out that it is "impossible for him to lose." JOIN COLONIAL STAFF. Miss Olga Bernschien of Colorado Springs has accepted a position with William L. Allen in tlie Colonial. Miss Bernschein formerly managed an es tablishment of this kind and has wide experience in this line of business. Miss Jessie Blaine has also taken a position with this confectionery store and will devote her time in the candy kitchen. Miss Blaine is an ex perienced chocolate dipper and will look after this new line of work. A marriage license was issued yes terday to Walter VV. Brooks of Win nett and Miss Bernice Surlock of Flat willow. OUR WILSON-MADE UNCLE. compare him with the Rooseve!t-Taft Uncle Sam of 1907-8. Why give the unified Hughes a chance to make another mess of things? ORGANIZE THE STEWART CLUB E. G. WORDEN IS CHOSEN AS CHAIRMAN AND AN ORGANI ZATION IS FORMED. COMMITTEE OF EIGHTH-ONE NAMED There was a large attendance of those interested in the success of Gov. g y Stewart at the polls at demo cratlc headquarters Tuesday evening w i )e n a Governor Stewart club was formed. This organization has but lone purpose—to work energetically from now until Nov. 7 for the re-elec tion of Goveriror Stewart, H. L. DeKalb called the meeting to order and made a brief address of en couragement, expressing his sympathy with tlie movement, and E. G. Worden was then chosen chairman. The following committee of 81 was boson to curry on the work of the club in Governor Stewart's Interests K. G. Worden, Tom Shaw, J. E. lame, If. G. Poland. H. L. DeKalb, H. L. Linn,„Alvin Martin, Mrs. J. E. Lane, H. L. Fitton, Lloyd Raw, Mrs. Dimple Halverson, C. J, Marshall, .1. w. Burke, Roy C. Cromer, F. L. Cun «: 'Newell Lane. Miss Edith Lane, Henry Neill, J. A. Weaver, Mrs. J. A. Weaver, s - c - Purdy, E. D. Barney. A. A. Thacker, J. T. McDonald, Mrs. J. T. McDonald, Merle C. Groene, Mrs. S. jPurdy. I. M. Shaw, James Blevins, Anderson, Mrs. G. W. Anderson, ^'■ Weaver, Mrs. S. C. Weaver, Mrs. A- T. Miller, J. E. Brown, Mrs. J. E. Brown. A. J. Mciver, Mrs. A. J. Mo 01, * lias. \\. Biintin, L. P. Slater, kinder, I. M. Beatty, Charles Dal leUl 15u '' lal1 Meek, Rachel Meek, Mrs. fallen, Mrs. Grant Robinson, J. ('. Miller, Jack Heavlin, D. J. Fox, J. E. Miller, E. J. Morrow, A. T. Miller, l * >a " Dorman, Alex Brown. Mrs. Alex Brown, Mabel L. Berkin, S. W. Barnes. Grant Robinson, Mrs. L. A. Badger, W. A. Badger, Charles Woodworth, J. W. Piper, Mrs. E. G. Worden, Claude Baker, Mrs. C. M. Baker, F. O. Beatty, B. H. Foley, Clara A. Foley, Mrs. Mabel Walker, Ellen Ayers. U. A. Hanson, T. A. Berkin. HERGERT W. SADLER TO RECOME CASHIER OF HORSON NATIONAL Herbert W. Sadler, for the past six years connected with the First Na tioual bank in responsible capacities and at present receiving teller, has resigned to become cashier of the First National hank of Hobson, as suming his new duties on November 1. Mr. Sadler has long been promi nent in the Elks and is the secretary of tlie Moose lodge and both he and Mrs. Sadler have a wide circle of warm friends in l.ewistown who will regret their departure from the city, while wishing them all success in their new field. -O John Lucus. the tailor, leaves today for his old home, Indianapolis, on a visit. WILSON ON HIS WAY TO OHIO VISIT MARKS THE OPENING OF ' THE BIG DRIVE PLANNED BY CAMPAIGN MANAGERS. j ON BOARD PRESIDENT WIL ISON'S SPECIAL TRAIN, MARTINS BURG, W. Va„ Oct. 25.--With tho election less than two weeks away, ; President Wilson is traveling towards Ohio tonight on Ills third and final middle western trip of the campaign. He goes most of the way through ter ritory which he lias not visited before | in the campaign. The president is I due to arrive in Cincinnati at 11:30 j tomorrow morning for three, and pos sibly four addresses before different I audiences. | The visit to Ohio will mark the open jiug of the "big drive" planned l»y dem ocratic campaign managers for the last ; two weeks of the campaign. Encour aged by optimistic reports from Ohio, J the president plans to see as many i people as -possible in Cincinnati and j during his ride thorugh the state in - the morning en route to Cincinnati. Mr. Wilson shook hands with crowds today at Philadelphia and during two brief stops in Baltimore. He did not speak at either place. Many of tho men who greeted him were railroad employes and several times they called him "eight-hour" Wilson. For several hours tonight the Pres ' ident traveled through West Virginia, hut no long stops were made. To morrow morning he will stop at Chilli cothe, Ohio; at Greenfield, Ohio; at Blanchester, Ohio, and at Loveland, Ohio. In Cincinnati Mr. Wilson will speak at a reception at the Chamber of Com merce, probably at a luncheon at the Women's City club, at a dinner at tho Business Men's club, and in the eve ning at a meeting at the Music hall. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CANDIDATES District Judge— ROY E. AYERS. Representatives in Legislature CHAS. ANDERSEN, JOHN A. COLEMAN, JOHN M. COOPER, B. C. WHITE. County Commissioner— JOHN S. RILEY. Sheriff— GUY TULLOCK. Clerk and Recorder— W. W. WHEATON. County Treasurer— MIKE GOSCH. Clerk of Court— JAMES L. MARTIN. County Attorney— STEWART M'CONOCHIE. Assessor— FRED B. RICKS. Surveyor— AXEL REFER. Superintendent of Schools— LEILA M BAKER. Public Administrator— J. W. BARKER. Auditor— E. P. DURNEN. PREPARING FUR THE BOND SALE TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND CITY BONDS TO BE OFFERED NEXT MONDAY. COUNCIL MEETING LAST EVENING Mayor Symnies occupied the clinli at the council meeting Monday ulglil. with Aldermen d'Autremont, Went worth, Vestrem, Mutthews and Kind scliy and City Attorney Mueller, City Engineer Birklaml, City Clerk Fitton, Fire Chief Bebb and Chief of Police Ray in attendance. Sale of Bonds. Arrangements were niadii for the bond sale to he held at the city hull next Monday morning at It) o'clock, when $25,000 of bonds will be offered. Of this amount $12,000 is in park bonds, $8,000 in sewer bonds and $5,000 in fire equipment bonds. The bonds bear 5 per cent interest. Chief J. C. Heidi's report of the fire department for September showed that no alarms were turned in during the month. The oxpense of the de partment was $554.36. The coal tor the maintenance of the horse appura tus was $43.10, as compared witli $4,55 for the auto truck. Highland Park. ,1. (' Miller addressed the council in favor of bringing Highland I'ark addi tion into the city. (J. M. Stone was willing to deed tlie streets and alleys to the city. A lot of tlie property own ers were non-residents and It would lie difficult lo secure a petition. The question was as to tlie methods to lie followed, but he thought it might lie done through advertising for protests. City Attorney Mueller was inclined to concur in this view and the matter was referred to him. On motion of d'AuIrcmont, the coun cil expressed itself in favor of assum ing charge of the sewer in the rear of Mrs. M. L. Watson's property on con dition that the alley tie opened. "Turn to the Right. Matthews, for tlie purchasing com mittep, recommended that signal sign posts for street intersections in tho business district lie purchased, five or six being required at $5 each. Adopt ed and the posts ordered. J. C.Maguire, who had been notified to make some repairs on old pave ments, said lie was perfectly willing to do tlie work at once, but in this weather patches would not weld prop erly and lie would prefer to have it go over until summer simply that satisfactory results could be assured, (t was decided to defer the work. Plans and specifications for the Hippi sewer were adopted. Contract Let. ('. W. Johnsen submitted the low hirl for tlie boulevarding of Boulevard street from Fifth to Eleventh avenues, file amount being $11,035.15, which is about $175 per lot. —------ O — SHORTHORN STOCK. Shorthorn breeders of tlie Fergus Comity Livestock association plan on exhibiting, and afterwards offering for sale some of tlie shorthorn stock, at the Inland Empire fair grounds at Billings. This exhibit will take place November X and 9. HAS VILLA CAPTURED CITY OF CHIHUAHUA? Two Young Women Lose Lives in New York Fire NEW YORK, Oct. 25.—Two young women were killed In a tire which wrecked a seven story loft and factory building in East Houston street tonight, causing property damage estimated at about $100,000. Several other persons had not been accounted for late tonight. Five years ago, within half a dozen blocks of tonight's fire, occurred the Trl angle Waist company tragedy in which 147 persons, mostly girls, lost their lives. According to the police, the two known vic tims tonight were killed in jumping from the roof of the burning building to a tenement house adjoining, a fall of two stories. Firemen were trying to rescue them when they leaped. WRONG. UE SAYS SHOEMAKER BRINGS ACTION TO PREVENT COLLECTION OF TAXES ON BIG AMOUNT. OREGON MAN IS ARRESTED HERE ('. K, Shoemaker lias brought an action against Rufus Poland. ;ih county treasurer, asking that tho defendant lie required to appear and show cause Moment Injunction should wily a pe not issue restraining him from collecting luxes upon nil assessment of $1011,000 assessed against the pin in tiff oil "stocks and bonds," and that on the (Inal hearing such assessment lie declared Illegal It is set ont in tlie complaint Unit tlie plaintiff was regularly assessed upun Ills home uml furniture, the amount being $2,000; that tliercaftei the assessor. Carl W Riddick, made a pretended assessment against "stocks and bonds," alleged to Im owned by tlie plaintiff to tlie umount of $100,000. It is net eut that the assessor did not deliver a copy of this assessment lo tlie plaintiff showing the correct Ion or Increase in assess menl ns required by law nor examine the plaintiff nor any other person, so far as known, regarding the assess mont. Mr. Shoemaker declares that lie win: not the owner (if any bonds what ever assessable under the law of tho state; Unit all stocks owned by him are stocks of Montana corporations whose property is within tlie state and Is taxed and that therefore such attempted assessment of "stocks and bonds" is Illegal, and void. Worden & Grilible and Bolden At DeKalb represent Mr. Shoemaker. .1 W. Stoner lias brought sail against 11. L. Catron to recover $00. WANTED IN OREGON. •lohii II. Perkins was brought in from (trass Range yesterday and Is confined iu the county jail, having been arrested upon a warrant tele graphed from Eugene, Oregon, elierg Ing him with a felony. An officer Is now on tlie way here for tlie mail. Tlie exact nature of the offense Per kins is alleged to have committed Is not stated, lie himself says lie is merely wanted as a witness. O FIRST ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE PARENT-TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION The regular annual meeting el tlie Parent Teachers' association of Lewis town will lie held at the high school gymnasium next Tuesday evening at S o'clock. The principal address of the evening will lie made liv Principal Cummings of the high school. This association did much to aid tlie schools ill their work last year. It Is making plans for larger things for tlie coining year. Plans will lie announced as soon as the new officers are elected. Everyone in the city interested in our schools is urged to attend this meeting. O BURIAL OF MRS. GROVE. Chester Grew, a well known young farmer of Coffee Creek, arrived here Saturday afternoon from Jacksonville, III., bringing tlie body of his wife, who died at that place on Saturday of last week of heart aliment. She had been in a sanitarium there lor a year. She was 27 years of age and besides tlie husband is survived by four children The interment place Saturday afternoon at Lewistown cemetery. ON SECRET MISSION. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 25. Col. Juan Barragan, chief of staff to Gen. Venustiano Carranza, left here tonight on his return to Mexico City after two weeks in (lie United States on a secret mission during which he is said to have visited Washington. ------O-- took llie LUND-MAU. Walter Hay Mau and Miss Nikolie l.uml of llallantine were married Tues day evening by Rev. Paul Meyer, pas tor of the German Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Man will make their home at Ballantine. Fighting Going On For Possession of Import* ant Mexican City. DENIED BY TREVINO Military Leaders Believe That the Presence of General Pershing's Forces in Mexico Has Served to Keep Bandits From Operating Near the Border—With Villa In Posses sion of Chihuahua City, it Is Point ed Out, He Could Compel the Surren der of Juarez, and Might Take Tor reon, Monterey and Saltillo. BULLETIN. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 23. Per slstent reports of the rail of Clilhuu hun City to the Villa forces, which have been current here, have not been confirmed in advices lo tlie southern department headquarters or the United States army. Major Gen ertil Frederick Fuuston, questioned directly regarding the reports, said tonight that so far ns lie knew, they were not true. TREVINA SAYS NO. ML PASO, Tex., (let. 25. General Gonzales at Juarez tonight ininomicoil the receipt of a message from Gen era I Jacinto Trevino nt Chihuahua stating that all was quiet there ami advising him to deny "In vigorous terms" tlie report Unit the eit.v had fallen before an attack by Villa. The rumor of Chihuahua's fall readied Sorrlnno Brnvo, Mexican con sul ill El Paso, from the Mexican embassy nt Washington, lie imme diately asked General Gonzales by telephone In telegraph General Tre vino. TREVINO WILL STICK. CHIHUAHUA (MTV. Get. 25. Skirmishing between General Carlos Dzumi's advanced frnees und those of Francisco Villa continue although the general engagement Is lining delayed by General Jacinto Trevino until all ills troops have been placed In strate gic positions in western Ulillmaliua. Tho excitement caused hy the ap proach of the Villa forces lias been quieted and tlie concentration of 8,000 troops here has restored the feeling of security among the Inhabitants. Two military trains carrying a part, of General Muyrotte's command from Torreon nrrlved here today and Gen eral Maycotte Is expected hero to morrow. General Trevino today authorized the Associated Press to make an offi cial denial of the rumors flint he was preparing to evacuate the city. He characterized these rumors ns "malic ions inventions." General Trevino staled that the sit nation in the field and In Ghlhunhim City was entirely satisfactory. "Any fonr that Chihuahua City would lie captured by bandits Is simply absurd," lie said. TRANSFERRED TO WASHINGTON. ATLANTIC CITY, Oct. 25. Unless an agreement on un adequate and amicable plan of border control Is en tered Into by tlie Mexican-Ainorlcan joint commission within u few days' it appeared a virtual certainty today that a serious effort would he made to have the conference transferred to Washington. That nil agreement wilt not ho reached before General Carranza bun demonstrated Ills ability to eliminate Villa and Ills followers Is admitted hy those In touch with the commissioners. The Mexicans were still without def inite news of the campaign against Villa, but they continued to profess u belief in the success of General Tre vino's operations about Chihuahua. Tlie removal of General Carranza and General Obregon from Mexico City to Queretaro was explained by the Mexicans to the American com mission as having to do merely with the constitutional convention which will convene there Nov. 20. They point ed out that by official decree Quere taro was made the capital almost a year ago and that it remains tho eats ital, while Mexico City has been mere ly the temporary capital in the past few months. Tlie following statement was issued by the commissioners tonight; "Tlie gist of two telegrams just re ceived from General Pershing to tho effect that Villa lias with him person ally about 500 armed men and a con siderable number unarmed. This is not understood to include a number of ]scattered detachments of unknown strength. He is moving about in the region southeast of Lake Babricora. Three days ago he was at Santa Ana, but yesterday cowboys reported by telephone from Santa Ana that Villa was at Neurachi. There are no do facto government troops between La dero and Chihuahua City. "A column under General Ozuna, ac cording to information reaching the Mexican commission, lias left Chihua hua City to operate against Villa and the commanding officer of tlie de facto troops near El Valle has orders to co ioperate witli him in preventing Villa's escape northward.' R. O. Harlow of Moore is in l.ewis town attending to some business mat ters.