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n ï Cfltwtg %xüm. TUESDAY DIT! Vol. XXIII. No. 27. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, HONT., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1905. Price 5 Cents. REPUBLICAN IN POLITICS. AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY THE INSTITUTE GREAT SUCCESS In Every Way the Most Satisfactory Gathering of Teachers Ever Held in Fergus County. THE PLEASING SOCIAL FEATURE8 Prof. A. G. Crane's Estimate of the Meeing and the Work Accomplish ed—Resolutions Adopted. a The teachers' institute, which clos ed last Saturday, is voted by mem bers and visitors alike the moBt suc cessful gathering of the kind ever held in the county. The enthusiasm and zeal of the teachers in their work was increased and the institute arous ed the keenest interest of the com munity in the progress being made by our schools. The regular seslsons of the institute resulted in immense benefit to the teachers, the instructors, President Hamilton, Dr. Bagley and Superin tendent Harmon, all being masters in their line. The social features commenced with the reception Thursday evening, and the gatherings on Friday and Satur day nights were most enjoyable, be sides serving a very useful purpose in bringing the teachers and patrons of the schools together. Prof. Crane's Estimate. Prof. A. G. Crane, principal of the high school, whose last work in North Dakota, before coming to Montana, furnishes the Argus with the follow ing appreciative estimate of the work done: "I was pleased to attend the Fergus county institute last week through out all of its sesisons. This was my first institute in Montana, and it im pressed me very favorably. I liked the high educational tone of the in struction and coupled with that a de cidedly practical trend. Psychology, educational ideals and educational in fluences are vitally connected with successful school work, but the abil ity to so present them that they can be adapted in elementary schools is rare. In addition to presenting these difficult subjects in such a practical manner the instructors gave us the impression that they were thoroughly interested in our work. I believe in the matters of sociability, of high grade practical instruction,, and of acquaintance with men of rank. The institute was as valuable as any ever attended. A series of such meet ings throughout the state must result in both better schools and better teachers." The Resolutions. Following are the resolutions adopt ed by the members of the institute, and which present in brief form an accurate summary of the work done during the recent sessions: Lewistown, Mont., Oct. 28, 1905.— We, the members of the Fergus Coun ty Teachers' Institute for 1905, in in stitute assembled, are hereby resolv ed: first. We wish to voice our pleas ure at the hearty welcome accorded us by the people of Lewistown as evi denced by the attendance at the var ious meetings and at the Thursday evening reception. In this connec tion we thank Secretary R. von Tobel for his excellent aid as toastmaster and the pleasing manner in which he conducted the exercises. Second. We heartily thank Miss Meyersick for her efficient manage ment of the institute, and realize that the care and forethought necessary to make this the best institute ever Meld in the county have been due to her efforts. Third. We appreciate the able in struction of Dr. Bagley, Superintend ent Harmon and President Hamilton, and honestly feel that it has increased our knowledge and conception of the aims of our profession; has given us loftier ideals and has inspired us to higher efforts. Fourth. We express our aprpecia tion of the very fine addresses given us by Dr. Bagley on Practical Ideals, and by President Hamilton on The Place of Education in the Develop ment of Montana. We feel that these glimpses of higher educational aims so ably presented have added much to the value of the institute. Fifth. We wish to express our grat itude to Mrs. Brewer, Prof. A. G. Crane, Prof. Silloway, Miss Kings bury and Miss Elsie King for their kind and worthy aid in institute in struction. Sixth. We express our thanks to all those whose kindly assistance add ed to our enjoyment of the evening entertainment, especially to Miss New ell for her excellent reading; to Mes dames. White and Brewer, and to the high school orchestra, for their en joyable music Seventh. We are resolved that the organization of a Fergus County Teachers' Reading Circle, and the launching of such a paper as the In ter-Mountain Educator are commend able enterprises and deserve the sup port of every live teacher. Eighth. We approve of the thorough manner in which Miss Bessie Bingham has performed her duty as secretary. Ninth. We express approval of Sup erintendent Harmon's wish to see Fer gus county's educational interests rep resented by some appropriate exhibit at the next state fair, and we urge all teachers to give this matter prompt at tention. In this connection we feel that Miss Mattie Phillips deserves praise for her interest and forethought in bringing such a good exhibit of school work to the institute. A. G. CRANE, JENNIE A. FULTON. CATHERINE NUTTERVILLE, Committee. From Miss M*-—-«iek. The following modest expression from the county superintendent, to whose untiring efforts so much of the real success of the institute is due, deserves a place in the records of the proceedings/'' "Kindest thanks to the Fergus coun ty teachers for the large enrollment at institute, for the regularity in at tendance and the great interest shown in the institute work. "No amount of effort on the part of the able instructors and on the part of the supervisor could have brought about the good results obtain ed, had not the teachers been instruct ed, attentive and responsive. 'The institute's success was due, in a large part, to the character of the teachers. "ADA MEYERSICK.'' Campaign For Pure Food. Fargo, N. D.—Food Commissioner Ladd caused the arrest at Cando of C. H. Fannon boxcar merchant represent ing a Chicago concern, on two indict ments alleging violation of the pure food law. One charge is that impure currant Jelly was sold without proper labels, the other that a can of syrup glucose was sold. A boxcar represen tative of another Chicago firm was ar rested on a charge of violating the pure food law at Litchfield. It is al leged that he sold an imitation of maple syrup without a proper labeL Fannon was released on $300 bonds. His hearing was set for Monday. CHAN AGAINST SLATER. Reversal by Supreme Court in Fergus County Case. Helena, Oct. 30.—The supreme court today in an opinion by Chief Jus tice Brantly, reversed the findings of the district court for Fergus county and remanded for a new trial the case of Katherine Chan against L. P. Slater, sheriff. The action was one of claim and recovery, the plaintiff averring that the defendant had wrong ful possesion of her personal belong ings to the amount of $750. She re covered judgment in the lower court, and from an order denying a motion for a new trial, apepal was taken by the sheriff, with the above result. 'the supreme court holds that the contention of the defendant that the complaint does not allege any right to the possession of the property at the commencement of the action is a just criticism. The inference gained is that the supreme court believes the title of the plaintiff to the property was assumed for the purpose of pro tecting her husband's property against the just claims of his creditors, and that the instructions of the court com plained of were upon an issue not in volved in the case and were there fore immaterial. Guests of the Mikado. Tokio, Oct. 30.—The emperor invit ed 2,000 naval officers to luncheon at the Shiba palace today, and an equal number will be entertained by him tomorrow at the same place. This action upou ihe part of the emperor is unprecedented. The commander of the Tokio divivs ion gave a farewell garden party yes terday at Takeshiki for the Russian officers kept prisoners there. Toasts to the emperors of Russia and Japan were drunk with enthus iasm. MANY SALES OF REALTY FERGUS COUNTY RANCH LANDS CONTINUE TO BE MUCH SOUGHT AFTER. Several good sized deals in Fergus ranch lands have ben made during the past few days, and city property is not being overlooked. The real estate ag ents find a persistent inquiry for chances to invest in both these kinds of realty, and the market bids fair to continue active all through the win ter. David Hilger has sold to W. O. Straw, of Ubet, for $160, a 120 acre tract In section 21, township 13 north, of range 15 east. Nellie R. Jellison has sold to W. O. Straw for $500, a 160 acre tract in section 28, township 13 north, of range 15 east. Timothy J. Jellison has sold to W. O. Straw, for $2,000, a 480 acre tract in sections 20, 29 and 13 north, of range 15 east G. J. Wells has sold to the Judith Hardware company for a stated con sideration of lots 3 and 4, in block 4, of Stafford's third adidtion. Richard O'Brien, of aGrneill, has sold to J. F. Dow & company, of Dav enport, Iowa, for $1,500, a 430 acre tract of land in townships 12 and 13 north, of range 16 east. Virginia Pratt has sold to E. A. Fos ter for $137, a lot in block 5, of the Janeaux tract. Donald McKay, of Grass Range, has sold to W. H. Fernald, a 40 acre tract in section 17, township 15 north, of range 22 east, the consideration being $ 100 . Martin Clausen, of Kendall, has sold to J. L. Amber, for $160, a fraction al part of lot 4 in block 1, Kendall. The Montana Townsite company has sold to Joseph Meyers for $275, lot 6, in block 9, of the townsite of Moore. Alex. Morrison, of Lewistown, has sold to James B. Elliot, of Forest Grove, a 360 acre tract near Forest Grove for a stated consideration of$l. The Lewistown Land company has sold to John Keenan, of Carbon coun avenue and Corcoran street and a lot at the comer of Fifth avenue and ; Evelyn street. James Hanson has sold to J. M. ty, for $200, lots 3 and 4, in block 3, j of the selling company's adidtion. i J. A. Pierce, of Lewistown, has sold to John Goedtner, of Mendota, 111., for I $1,000 a lot at the comer of Fifth Croft and others, for a stated consid eration of $1, a 160 acre tract In sec tion 24, township 16 north, of range 12 east. George Sheperd, of Landusky. has sold to W. J. Wells, of Flatwillow, for $500, a 160 acre tract in section 34 township 13 north, of range 26 east Joseph Regli has sold to Henry Dan : ioth for a stated consideration of $1, a 160 acre tract in section 5, town .ship 14 north, of range 17 east. CARNEGIE LIBRARY CORNER STONE IS LAI Ceremonies Conducted by the Masonic Grand Lodge--Knights Templar, Under Command of Elmer J. Carter, of Missoula. Act as Escort—Eloquent Ad dress Delivered by Hon. Frank E. Smith.—List of Memorials Deposited in the Stone— Large crowd in Attendance. In the presence of a great crowd of citizens, the corner stone of the Cav negie library was laid with imposing ceremonies this afternoon. Every thing had been made ready for the event, and the exercises passed off without a hitch, and proved to be ex ceedingly interesting. Shortly before 3 o'clock the Mason ic fraternity formed at their hall In the Lang building, and the march to the library building was begun. The ceremonies were conducted by the Masonic Grand Lodge, Past Grand Master Frank E. Smith officiating in place of Grand Master H. L. Frank, of Butte, who was unable to attend. The Knights Templar, under com :.x.. _. 1, W.ÎS. I --i -4 Zi k-i'j ' fT* ,-,__ 2SM ■ .... The Lewistown Carnegie Library as It Will Appear When Completed. mand of Commander Earner J. Carter, of St. Omer No. 9, Missoula, acted as an escort to the grand lodge offi cers. Exercises Begin. It was about 3 o'clock when the exercises commenced, and the scene when Mr. Smith, in accordance with the Masonic custom, announced the purpose of the gathering, was quite imposing. This was followed by the prayer, and the memorials were then deposited within the stone. The pre sentation of the working tools came next, and then the big stone was care fully swung into place. Next came the interesting ceremony of the trial of the stone, which was followed by the proclamation of the completion of the work. The benediction was then pronounced, and the stone having been laid in acocrdance with Masonic reg ulations, Mr. Smith, the orator of the day, delivered his address. The Memorials. The memorials placed within the stone consist of a copy of the Argus and Democrat, a copy of the Bible, a copy of the city ordinances, a photo graph of the perspective of the library building, a cut of which appears with this article, a copy of the resolutions of thanks adopted by the city and forwarded to Mr. Carnegie, a copy of Mr. Carnegie's letter to the library trustees notifying them of his dona tion, a copy of the letter of the chair man and board of trustees notifying Mr. Carnegie of the acceptance of his offer, a roster of the city officers, the library trustees, the Masonic lodge of this city, coins minted in 1905, a pho tograph of the city by Culver, and a copy of the oration of the day. After some introductory remarks expressing his appreciation of the honor done in selecting him to make the address of the day, Mr. Smith pro ceeded as follows: Hon. F. E. Smith's Address, The word community is sometimes defined as a body of people having common rights, privileges, or inter ests, or living in the same place un der the same laws and regulations. The model community is a cohesive, active, interested and public spirited one. The character of a community is a composite of the characters of. the individuals who make it up. The experience of ages enunciated in the divine word, "by their fruits shall ye know them." By the works that we are now accomplishing we are not on ly exhibiting to the world the charac ter of our community, but we are be queathing to posterity the fruits of our high minded action. One of the things upon which we are at liberty to flatter ourselves is that this has always been a progress ive community, intelligent and a law abiding community. Our schools j would be a matter of pride to any com i munity of equal size in the world. The splendid business blocks all I around us speak volumes for our twenty years of existence. The lofty spires piercing the heavens on every side bespeak the earnest Christian character of our people, and the ex cellent social conditions indicate a moral and upright people. The splendid conditions apparent In our civic life are largely due to the class of citizens who first settled here. An earnest, moral, progressive, cul tured and practical people, in all things involving the public weal they bullded more wisely than they knew, and have bequeathed to' those who shall come after, a standard of public action which they will do well to emu late. Few of those who were the early comers to Lewistown were blessed with a plethora of worldly treasures. We were all young people depending upon the vigor of youth to develop the splendid but virgin resources of this new country. Every public enterprise had to be fostered by subscription, and the drain was often severely felt by the strug gling subscriber, but the community was always liberal as well as pro gressive. Among the most laudable of our public undertakings was the estab lishing of a library. A word concerning its history can not be out of place at this time and I will give it briefly. The first impetus given the project was upon the occasion of your speak er giving a lecture In the Presbyter ian church, on the evening of the 12th day of January, 1897, on the sub ject, "Self Made Men." The Fergus County Argus of Janu ary 14th, 1897, in comment ing upon the lecture, concluded as follows: "The speaker deviated from his sub ject so far as to plead for the estab lishment of a public library and show ed how easy it would be to establish such if even thirty of our citizens would take the matter in hand. This is a wise suggestion and it is hoped will be acted upon in the near future." Library Association Formed. After several preliminary meetings held for that purpose the organiza tion of the Lewistown Public Library Association was perfected Feb. 12th, 1897, a constitution was adopted and seven trustees elected as folows: F. E. Smith, E. K. Cheadle, Rev. Albert Pfaus, Rev. Joel Vigus, Mrs. F. E. Wright, Mrs. G. J. Wiedeman and Mrs. F. C. Stiles. The trustees elected as officers for the first year F. E. Smith, president; Mrs. F. E. Wright, vice president; E. K. Cheadle, secretary; Halsey R. Watson, treasurer, and Mrs. M. L. Hanson, librarian. A contribution of $3.00 in cash, or of six good substantially bound books entitled to membership. The use of the books was free to the members, and to others vouched for by two mem bers of the association. Substantial ly the same organization was contin ued until April 24th, 1901, when the library was turned over to the corpor ation of the City of Lewistown and thereafter became a city institution. The first trustees appointed under the city government, April 24th, 1901, were as follows: W. M. Blackford, Mrs. von Tobel, Mrs. A. W. Warr, Mrs. G. J. Bach, Mrs. G. J- Wiedeman and F. E. Smith. F. E- Smith was elected chairman, and Mrs. A. W. Warr sec retary. The board of trustees has not had but one presiding officer since its in stitution. At the regular city election in Ap ril, 1901, a proposition was submitted to the electors as to whether or not a tax of one per cent per annum should be levied for the support of the city library, and it. is worthy of, special notice that more than three fourths of the electors of the city vot-j now there are more than two thousand substantially bound and well selected volumes upon our shelves. After the removal from this com munity of Mrs. M. !.. Hanson, in the ed In favor thereof. .Since that time, j substantially the same organization! has controlled the library, and the list j of books has steadily increased until fall of 1899, Miss Elizabeth S. Peeb- j les (now Mrs. Albert Pfaus), became j the librarian and continued as such | until the library was turned over to'd;d the city. Mrs. Mary Sloane then be- 1 came librarian and continued as such | until 1904, since which time Mrs. Al-1 bert Pfaus has filled that position. | During all the years since the or ganization of the library it has been hampered for room and has been a circulating library only. Up until the fall of 1889, it was located in the mil linery store of Mrs. M. L. Hanson, on the corner of Fifth avenue and Main street. It was then removed to the office of the county superintendent of schools t Miss Peebles), where it con tinued until it was turned over to the city, when a room was given it in the pubiic school building on Corcoran street, where it remained until the fall, of 1904. when it was moved into new city hall on Watson street. It has always been the desire of the trustees, and of those particularly In terested In the library, to have larger and more convenient quarters, so that in addition to the circulation of the books a reading room might be ob tained. This has always heretofore been impossible on account of lack of funds with which to maintain it When the philanthropic instinct ol Mr. Carnegie led him to devote a con siderable portion of his great fortune to the establishment of public librar ies, it occurred to us to appeal to him to do something for our own commun ity. After considerable correspond ence our hearts were gladdened by re ceiving a letter from him, through his private secretary, dated Jan. 19. 1905, in which he said: "Responding to your appeals on be half of Lewistown, if the city agree by resolution of council to maintain a free public library at a cost of not less than one thousand dollars a year, and provide a suitable site for the building, Mr. Carnegie will be glad to give ten thousand dollars to erect u free public library for Lewistown." Conditions Complied With. Immediate steps were taken to com piy with the condtions of the letter and on August 1, 1905, we received the assurance, "You have complied most, satisfactorily with all the condi tions attached to,Mr. Carnegie's offer of $10,000 for erection of library building at Lewistown, and the funds on this account are available at any time you are ready to proceed with the work of construction." io meet the conditions of the gift, with reference to providing a site, number of progressive citizens of that part of the city purchased and pre sented lots numbered 1 and 2, in block numbered 17, in Stafford's addition to the townsite of Lewistown, on Main street and directly opposite the court house. Contracts have been let for the completion of the work, and the construction has proceeded so far as to permit tfk on this occasion to meet together for the purpose of laying the comer stone and depositing therein such memorials of the occasion as shall be a testimony to future ages, of the work which we have now accom plished; of the progressive and en lightened character of 'our people, and of the priceless boon which we here bequeath to posterity. To the broad minded philanthropy of Mr. Carnegie, therefore, we are in debted for the splendid building now in process of erection. To few. Indeed, has heaven granted the splendid opportunity to lay up such a stupendous fortune as Mr. Car negie has accumulated, and of that few none has made so wise, so gen erous a use. Himself, born in the humblest ranks of society, with little of school edu cation, early assuming the duties of self-support, toiling from one position to another of ever increasing useful ness, front telegraph messenger boy to railroad superintendent, and at. last to the head of the greatest corporation in the world, he has come into contact with every condition of life, and has partaken of all life's labors, aspira tlons, successes and disappointments. FMucated thus to confront every problem to appraise at its value ev ery condition of life, to sympathize I with all that strives to raise the In- j dividual, and to advance, elevate and ! divinely selected instrument to receive i the bounties of heaven and to distrib- j ute them where they will do the most ! good. | Guided thus by exeprience he has given practical direction to his splen to'd;d benefactions, founding colleges, helping needy educational institutions, establishing hospitals, and donating libraries. For these purposes he has already given away more than $50, 000,000. Today, as we, by these exercises, give expression to our thankfulness and appreciation of the favor of heav en which has given us this splendid library building, let us give to Andrew Carnegie that, meed of honor to which his splendidly wise philanthropy, his brain, grit and energy so justly enti tle him. And with this expression of appreciation let us couple the wish that his years may be many and filled with ever increasing opportunities for usefulness and ever multiplying oppor thejtunities to meet them. And as the years go by, and as we continue to enjoy this building, the fruits of his beneficence may we ever keep in mind the fact that to Andrew Carnegie alone is due the credit for this insti tution. Influence of the Library. It Is hard to estimate the influence of the public library of today. In all ages and at all times the col lection of books and their freedom to the student and to the public for re search and for pleasure have been recognized as among the most valu able of human institutions. This is shown by the undoubted evi dence we have of the collection to gether of libraries when the records were kept on tablets of stone, primar ily as pictures which illustrated in rude form the ideas intended to be conveyed, and secondly, when the rude illustrations had given way to characters and signs, eventually evo luted into the written characters rep resenting the alphabet, and which were at first engraved on bricks and tiles, by the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. These were followed in due course by the records kept on papyrus, by the Egyptians. The first, library, properly so called, of which we have definite knowledge, was formed by the Egyptian king Os ymandyas. The existence of this cs (Continued on page six). Carnegie Forgives Eloping Niece. New York, Oct. 3(>.—Substantial proof that Andrew Carnegie has for given his niece. Miss Nancy Carne gie, for marrying James never, a coachman, came today with the an nouncement that the ironmaster has purchased for the young couple the Silas Albertson farm of 78 acres at Roslyn, L. I. The birth of a girl paved the way to Andrew Carnegie's forgiveness. The newly purchased farm is in a lo cality where are the homes of many notable society folk. The selection of the site is taken to mean thnt Mrs. Hever may make an effort, to return to the social circles front which her marriage excluded her. Hever was formerly groom for Nanny Carnegie's mother. He fre quently attended Mrs. Carnegie. The young couple went to Europe after wedding secretly. Hever was a wid ower with two children at. the time of the marriage. The girl was bom last April. Montana Club is Reopened. Helena. Nov. 30.—The handsome new building of the Montana club was formally opened tonight, and the event was one that, will live long in the minds of those who participated, who Include prominent residents of every section of the state. The reception tools place in the card room suite on the third floor, the com mittee consisting of President E. C. Day, Mrs. S. T. Hauser, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Miller, Mr. ami Mrs. A. J. Dav idson, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chessman. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. M. Neill, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Gunn and Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Holter. BREWERY IS DISPOSED OF MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA. MEN SE CURE AN OPTION ON THE PROPERTY. A very impartant business deal wns closed up at the end of last week, by which G. W. Hecker and some assoc iates, of Minot, North Dakota, secured an option of the Lewistown brewery, and the purchase is considered as good as made, for Mr. Hecker immediately purchased the Mat Weber residence for his home, and left for North Da kota. He will return in a short time, when the purchase will be completed. Will Enlarge Plant. The price agreed upon is not stated, but it. was a good figure, and John Hogl, the present owner, will retain a one tenth interest in the business. Mr. Hecker Is an expert brewery man. and intends to completely remodel and greatly enlarge the plant. He will install an artificial ice plant, and a<dd an extensive bottling department to the brewery. Mr. Hecker and his as sociates say that the best, beer made in the entire state can be produced here owing to the fine water supply, and other favorable conditions, not to be found in combination elsewhere. It is the design of the new men to supply central Montana with its beer, and their plans will be carried out on an extensive scale, calling for the ex penditure of a large sum of money, in addition to the purchase price. The deal was made through the Lewistown Commission Agency. NAMES ITS CASHIER. First R. L. Henderson Chosen for State Bank of Kendall, The directors of the recently organ ized First State Bank of Kendall have I selected Robert L. Henderson to fill j the important post of cashier, and ! arrangements are being made to open i the bank for business within a few j days. ! Mr. Henderson is well known in | both this city and Kendall. He was for some time an employe of the First National bank, of which the Kendall institution is practically a branch, and is at present chief clerk for the Barnes King company. Bozeman Doctor is Fined. Bozeman, Mont., Oct. 31.—Dr. W. A. Jackson, who was arrested yester day for practicing medicine without a liscense from the state boatd of med ical examiners, plead guilty today be fore Justice of the Peace \V. Y. Smith. He was fined $75 and costs of the action, which he will pay. He was given permission to treat a few cases he had taken previous to the action, and he agreed to leave the county then. He posed as a cancer specialist, but does not seem to have much merit. A. J. Walrath, county attorney, was the person who filed the complaint. GETS CONTROL OF TOWNSITE Big Deal in This Well Known Kendall Property, Involving Nearly Two Hundred Thousand Dollars. J. A. DRAKE IS VERY HOPEFUL Confident That Ore Will be Found on the Fergus Tract—Railway Line to Kendall. John A. Drake came in from Ken dall Saturday, and after spending the night in the city, left Sunday with Mrs. Drake for Gilt Edge. It is understood that Mr. and Mrs. Drake will spend some time at Gilt Edge and Lewis town, but the millionaire is going to visit Butte soon, and may come in from the home of the Gold Reef today. It was his plan when he left here Sun day to return to Lewistown and Gilt Edge after his trip to Butte, and so far as known there has been no change Purchase of the Townsite. While Mr. Drake was at Kendall a deal was consummated wherebv the control of the Cyanide Gold Mining company was taken over by the Chi cago Exploration company, a newly or ganized concern in which Alan L. Reid, Wm. Duff Hyne and A. S. Wright, of Chicago; H. M. Rae, of Gilt Edge, and N. J. Littlejohn, of Lewistown, are di rectors. This company is capitalized at a million and a half, represented by shares of the par value of $1 each. The company is organized to carry on a general mining and milling busi ness. and it is supposed that Mr. Rae represents Mr. Drake on the directory. The general understanding is that the millionaire is back of the new concern, and that the purchase of the Cyanide company was made for him. The deal involved 600,000 shares of the capital stock, which was sold on a basis of 32 cents a share, the total amounting to $192,000. Of this stock, 450,000 shares were treasury, the other 150,000 being added by John R. Cook, the leading spirii in the Cyanide company, W. A. Shaules and other stockholders. The Cyanide company was organized last month by Messrs. Cook, Shaules and Elling Johnson. The new company took over the holdings of the Kendall Townsite company, which included the underground rights of the entire town site, and a great majority of the lots entire. This gave the Cyanide com pany an acreage of about 279 acres. Drake's North Moccasin. The North Moccasin property, own ed by Mr. Drake, FTank 15. Wright, Senator John D. Waite and some oth ers. lies between the Barnes-King and the Kendall and comes right down to the townsite. By acquiring the latter property, Mr. Drake would have an empire of ground right in the heart of the richest ore producing part, of the Kendall district. It was generally re ported yesterday that Mr. Drake plan ned, in connection with his big Ken dall holdings, to build the long pro jected railway from this city to the gold camp, a distance of 18 miles. John L. Bright, it will he remember ed, some time ago completed the sur veys for such a line, and compiled all the necessary data as to tonnage, etc. His estimates on the cost of the steel were too low, as it subsequently prov and he let the matter drop. Ac ed, cording to the current report, Mr. Drake will have as associates in the railway enterprise, should he under take it, some of the leading men in the United States Steel company. The Fergus Tract. Work on the Fergus tract is pro gressing steadily, Mr. Drake states positively that the ore has not been struck, thus dispelling the rumors to the effect that the IdanTtet vein has been found there. He says, however, that the drill holes show the forma tions all in place, and not at all brok en up. as was feared might be the case. The drill is now going through a sediment formation, identical with that found over the ore body in the Bullard and other developed proper ties. It would seem to be only a question of a short time when the ore must be encountered, and Mr. Drake is quite enthusiastic over the outlook at the Fergus. He Is careful, however, to make it clear that the ore has not yet been found in order to prevent anyone from being misled. Dr. W. A. Allen is at the Hoffman house for one week. ANOTHER KENDALL BANK. Felix May, Late of St. Paul, to Start One. Although the First State Bank of Kendall has filed its articles of incor poration, and will soon be ready for business. Felix May. who became in terested in the camp through John J. Bullard, has determined to go ahead with his project for establishing a similar institution there, and it is ex pected that his company will short ly file articles. Mr. May has purchas ed a site for a building and will pro ceed with its construction in the near future. Mr May is a well known St. Paul business man. and for several years has been prominently connect ed with Mannheimer's Bros, big mer cantile establishment there. Governor is Quoit Expert. Lincoln;, Neb., Oct. 30.—Governor John H. Mickey, at the annual carni val of the faculty of the university of Nebraska yesterday took a long step toward winning the title of local cham pion horseshoe (quoits) pitcher. By a score of 20 to 3 he defeated Judge William G. Hastings, fusion candidate for justice of the supreme court. Five points of Governor Mickey's twenty were scored by a beautiful "ringer" shortly before the contest closed. Judge Hastings was the first to score, but was apparently nervous and did not throw with confidence. Hie car nival was given for the benefit of wh&t is known as the college settle ment.