Fergus County Argus (Lewistown, Mont.) 1886-1946, January 04, 1907, Image 1

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Vol. XXIV. No. 23. laps 0,7ountv Argm. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, rIONT., FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1 9 0 7. Prices Cents. 0WD FoR Bad BoyS Shoe We have just re- ceived a large ship- ment of these shoes, which are beyond doubt the best shoe for Cloys in the world. (IT These shoes are unlined, made of Duro calf and are made double over eTtS-ft , e1141=11M1O111111/ counters, seams are welted and sewed with wax thread. 41 We will absolute- ly guarantee them to out -wear any shoe of other makes, cost- ing from 25 to 50 cents a pair more. 411 These shoes are made in blucher styles on up-to-date lasts, and are stylish looking shoes. Good for Bad BoyS Sizes 2; to Price $2.50 Good for Bad BoyS Sizes 113 to Price $2.25 Good for Bad BoyS Sizes 9 to 12. Price $2.430 Save money by buying these shoes for the boys. Tad Shoe and Clothing it Co, Celepboat 175 Envistoini, • • Mama REPUBLICAN IN pouncs, AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY. LEWISTOWN IS TO HAVE A NEW BANK Valuable Man Secured By Bank of Fergus County As Assistant Cashier.—The First National Bank Is To Double It's Capital. • The deposits in the banks of this city on the first of this year showed an increase as compared with one Year ago, of over $700,000. and this despite the fact that there are now three other banks in the county, two at Moore and one at Kendall, all doing their share of the business. This show- ing is an exceedingly satisfactory one, but is, after all, only one of the many evidences of the growth of the city and county, and the general pros- perity. Combined, they are the Pres - age of the greatest year this section of the state has ever enjoyed. The unprecedented activity in all kinds of real estate that is continuing right through the winter, the constant in- crease in the volume of business tran- sacted at the postoffice, the free de- livery system to be inaugrated here In a few weeks, the plans already made for the building, the mining operations—ail these things point in the same direction, • New Bank for Lewistown. Lewistown Is to have a new bank. A movement to this end has been un- der way for some time, and while all the details have not yet been closet up, the essential features can now be announced. The enterprise will be organized under the special bank and trust company taw, and will have a capital of from $160,000 to $200,000, the amount not having been fully de- termined upon as yet. It will be known as the Security Bank &- Trust company of Lewistown, and articles of incorporation will be flied in about 10 days. It is the intention of the Pro - moters to erect a handsome banking building on a corner location, but the site has not yet been definitely ar- ranged for, the company, it is under- stood, having a chance to make a choice from two or three very de- sirable locations. Meantime, however, the bank wilt open for business in temporary quarters, and will start business about March 1. Hon. Rufus Thompson will be the president of the corporation, and the cashier is yet to be selected. Those who are taking the lead in the project are J. P. Barnes, M. L. Woodman, J. T. Wunder- lin and a number of local capitalists are associated with them. In a week, the full details will be passed upon, but at this time, it will be seen that many matters are yet to be arranged. AU of those interested feel that Lewis - temp has now reached a point, ess pecially in view of the certain and rapid development of the whole coun- ty, where there is room for a third bank. A. D. Le.neless, of Lewistown, was in camp Thursday registering at the Shaules. James N. Ralston was lip from Lewistown during the week on busi- ness. It. F. Turner registered from Lans- ing. Michigan, at the Shaul. s Friday. A. F. Mattern, a mining expert from Goldfield, Nev., with headquart- ers at Berkley, Cal., was in town Mon- day, returning to California In a few days. The Misses Josh. and Martha Gil- skey were in from the ranch Tuesday New Assistant Cashier. Roy J. Covert, accompanied by his wife and two boys, arrived hero this week from Chicago to take the Posi- tion of assistant earthier at the Bank of Fergus County, and will assume his new duties next week. Mr. Coy- ert will prove a strong addition to the staff of this popular financial in- stitution, and will bring to the posi- tion a thorough knowledge of finance Mid of business generally. He is a graduate of Ann Arbor, where he com- pleted the course in law. While qual- ified to practice that profession, Mr. Covert's aim in taking the course was not to become a piacticing -lawyer, bui to better equip himself in the field he had chosen as his life work— that of finance. He commenced hie business career ii the bank of his father-in-law in a small Michigan bank, and then became asa.stant to E. A. Young, financial manager of ..he well known firm of Young & McCon- ville, of St. Path. At the time he decided to locate in Montana he for four years inlet the sery important position of credit manager for Mar- shall, Field A. Co., and had also been connected with the Central trust Co.„ and the Continental National Bank, of Chicago. Last fall he visit- ed this city and county, a tentative of- fer had been made him, and his ob- servations here led him to conclude that this city and country were des- tined to show remarkable develop- ment during the next few years. Be- ing a careful man, he was much in- terested in the educational facilities offered, and his investigations con- vinced him that Lewistown had noth- ing to fear on that score through corn- Parison with any other small town in the country. In addition to all this, both Mr. and Mrs. Covert prefer the small town to the great city, so that when he returned to Chicago, his mind was pretty well made up. After- wards his very favorable impressions of this section were much strenghten- (Continued on Page Seven.) LATEST NEWS FROM KENDALL An Enjoyable Dance is Given by the Eagles at Jones New Opera House. THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Public Installation i• Followed by a Dance—The Barnee-King— News Notes. On &MIMI of illness. Her many friends will be glad to hear that she is convalesing however. Superintendent H. H. Lang and wife left very suddenly for Oakland, Cal., Saturday whither they were summoned by a telegram stating the serios Illness of Mr. Lang's father at his borne in that city. J. D. Burr was a business visitor in Lewistown during the week. Miss Elsie King spent a portion of her holidays with her okl friend Miss Ruth Safford at the Lindsay ranch. Charles Pagel, one of the most trusted employees at the Barnes -King office, left Friday for Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he will take a course in law. B.. B. Lamb, who left on a business trip to Butte this week, is expected back in a few days. Mrs. Mary A. Anderson has sold to Mrs. Lottie Conyngham a lot In Kendall. Consideration $160. • --- Eagles Give Dance. The Eagles dance at the Jones opera house on Tuesday evening was a decided success and reflects much credit on the management. No pains man's popular school teachers, ar- was spared to make it the success rived Monday to spend her Christmas that it was. The hall was decorated vacation with her uncle and family' most beautifully with Japanese Ian - A. K. Dahl, line foreman on the Mr. Robt. Hendry. terns, festoons, bunting and flags. A large eagle being suspended from the Lewistown telephone line, was up the first of the week making some need- ceiling. The floor and music left noth- lug to be desired, and many danced ed improvements. Mrs. John Raab came up from the old year out and the New Year Lew- istown on a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Vance Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton drove to Lewistown Wednesday re- turning next day. N. Butler returned from an extend- ed trip throughout the county selling goods, in time to spend Christmas day with his family here. Sam Barclay is the latest victim to succumb to rheumatism. leaving Saturday for Chico Springs for treat- ment. The large crowd of young people who attended the Christmas dance at Gilt Edge report having had a fine time and feel very much elated that the two first prizes were capped by Kendall. Miss Lena Dennison getting the ladies prize for the prettiest cos- tume, and Link Dennis the gentle- men's prize for the best looking cos- tume. Miss Clara Martin and John Near - ling both well and favorably known young people of this place were mar- ried in Lewistown Monday returning home Christmas day where they are receiving the congratulations of their many friends. Another successful whist party was given by the Women of Woodcraft in their lodge room at Miner's Union hall, last Friday evening. The room was filled with players who enjoyed the game until, at an appropriate hour, refreshments were served. The prize winners were Mrs. Steph- ens, ladies first prize; Mrs. Robert Hamilston, ladles consolation prise. The gentlemens first prize was awarded to C. H. McLean. .Henry Kautner is ill with the grippe this week. P. J. Pauley left for Butte on a brief business visit last week. Tom Hayden, one of Kendall's most popular and estimable young men, left Saturday for Bozeman where he will enter college, taking up the Course in art, in whieh he has much talent. I Miss Winnifred Brown has not been e s tt a tn u fr es. New Year's dinner at the AyERs GIVES THE Mr. and Mrs T. it. Matlock, Mr. and Mrs. Archie McCormick, Mr. and Cauley, Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney Mrs. Al Hall, Mr. and Mrs. John W- and children and Victor d'Autremont were all guests at the Shaules for New Year's dinner. W. L. Weller, of Cooke. Mont., is a, recent arrival in town. D. McDevitt left town during week. (Continued on Page 6-) GAMBLERS A JOLT the Many Warrants Are Issued for Saloon Men Outside Towns Slot Machines Are Under the Ban --Action Causes A Stir. CONGRESSMAN FRANK NYE PLEASES LARGE AUDIENCE Seldom has a Lewistown audience systems of the day. Their greatest had the pleasure of hearing a more in. defect, he believed, was the failure to terestIng or instructive lecture than induce in the student any attitude of reverence- the whole aim seemeed to taat dellver,d a t the opera house Mon- I be to load, load, load, so that when day night by Congressman Frank M. the young man or young woman came Nye, of Minnesota. It was the fir s t out of college today, they knew every- thing, and had no faith In anything, lecture to be given in the course ar- Kendall. Jan. 3.—Miss Huth Saf- ford, who teaches a private school in the Theodore Lindsay home, five miles south of town, was in Monday, doing some Christmas shopping. Miss Lela Shearer, one of Bozo - ranged by the Lewistown Let Lure club, and the previous disappointments serv- ed to increase interest in Mr. Nye's ap- pearance. He was introduced by 0. W. Belden, who said that while the subject advertised was 'The Law- breakers, - the club did not wish to confine the speaker to the limits em- braced by that, and would oe pleased platform do not constitute simply an to have him make his address WS dis- article of merchandise which he sells cursive as he desired, over the oratorical counter, but rep - Mr. Nye pleased his audience from resent the principles upon which he the start. He said he would accept orders his own life. That this is ap- the chairman's invitation to wander predated by those among whom he away from the advertised subject, sad lives, his neighbors, 18 shown by the the result was that he presented his fact that they have chosen him as hearers with the best 'fruits of his their representative in congress. sttudy and observation. \The Lave The next attraction In the course breakers\ did not come in for very ax- will be Senor Late., the distinguished tensive attention; in fact, \Abraham Filipino, who will lecture about his Lincoln\ would be a more appropriate country and its people, with native title, or \The Foundations ,of the songs, etc. His date is Feb. 6. Republic,\ \The Chase After the Al- The lecture club, after making ev- mighty Dollar,\ or \Defects In Our ery possible effort to secure W. J. Educational Systems.\ These were Bryan, is compelled to announce that all dwelt upon at considerable length, he will not visit Lewistown. The but it must not be imagined that the schedule of his Montana tour, as ar- result was a patchwork. Each one of ranged, brought him to this city Sat - these subjects was made to bear di- Imlay evening, Jan. 12. Realizing at rectly on the other, and from it all Mr. I'once that Mr. Bryan could not remain Nye gave a harmonious and magnift- here from Saturday to Monday, the club tried to have a rearrangement of dates, but after a considerable expen- diture in telegraphing, had to give that up. The only possible way of meet- ing this situation was to secure a spec - 1s.1 train for him, and the cost of this alone would be $260. Mr. Bryan's fee is $200, and 60 per cent of the re- ceipts. As the club pays Mr. Culver fairness made luminous all the sub- 20 per cent., the expense would there- jects touched upon. fore greatly exceed the (dub's share of Mr. Nye said that in considering the the proceeds. The difference might be great problems confronting our court- made up by Increasing the price of ad - try today, and which must be solved mission, but here again Mr. Bryan if the republic was to endure, he was made that impossible by imposing the an out and out optimist. He had faith condition that no seat should be sold in the intelligence and patriotism of for more than one dollar. His own fee the whole people to meet these prob- of $200. with 61i per cent, of the re le Bon. His reliance was upon the would cover the total receipts and put NEW OFFICERS nit - bmvAly and gtve the right sol- cefipts - and Mr. Culver's 20 per cent., n homes of America, upon the great the club in the hole for a total of not plain people of whom Lincoln was the less than $300. truest representative, and upon the tr- I In contrast with this failure is the resIstable moral power dwelling In cheery greeting that comes from Jacob them. There was a crucial moment I Rile, who is now \resting up\ at the when it was doubtful whether wash- Mt. Clemens sanitarium In Michigan. ington would go down in history as a I He was unable to keep his date here patriot or a traitor; whether Patrick i a few weeks ago through no fault of Henry's flaming utterances would live his own, and at the Ume stated that as treason or truth. The awakened he would make the trip out here from moral power of the country settled New York City next summer for the that, just as it had settled the slavery sole purpose of keeping his engage L. P. SLATER question later, and would sweep away ment. To the management of the all menaces to the life of the republic course he says: in the future. \Yon may announce that, God will - A most hopeful sign, he said, was lug, without fail I will come and speak that the people had lost their rever- to your people In the fail—August or ence for mere accumulations of money possibly early in September. We will and no longer stood In the slightest leave the date open, but I WIfl come awe of the big thieves and had come If I am alive. If you want to hear of to look upon them as Just lawbreak- New York City, It will be to have Ian - era. tern slides to bring the matter home In presenting Lincoln as a type, he in a way Lewistown Will not forget. sketched the great emancipator in a In conclusion let me say that I have way that brought out his characteris- heard of you Lewistovrn people and tics vividly, and which must have giv. what I have heard has given me a keen en his hearers a clearer conception desire to speak to them—* keener de of the real man than they had ever sire than they can have to bear me. before had. From his brief account So we shall hit it off together, for, of Lincoln's struggle to obtain knowl- edge, Mr. Nye branched off naturally Into a discussion of the educational cent presentation of our greatest pub- lic questions. He said that he was not seeking to win a verdict, and while one or two of his conclusions were probably not in accord with the views of his audience, as for iritanee his brief but masterly plea Le the aboli- tion of capital punishment as a relic of barbarism, his absolute honesty and in to the strains of the lovely music. , Miss Pear' Welcher leaves this week for Helena where she will enter' a business college for the new term. Mrs. J. H. Seville left for a few days visit with relatives in Lewistown Friday, returning Monday. Rev. George Edwards, of Great Falls, arrived Saturday. preaching both morning and evening on gab- , bath at the school house. I Frank B. Stevens, of Zortrnan, re- turned to Kendall Monday after an absence of a year or more. J. H. Seville, of the Kendall Meat Market, was called to Helena on busi- ness Monday. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Matlock left on Friday for Lewistown where they se- lected a large stock of summer goods for the coming season. Rev. Father O'Carroll was up hold- ing service at the school house New Year's morning. Jesse Samples came in Monday from the Samples crossing on the Jud- ith to assist in the Meat market dur- ing the absence of his uncle, J. H. Seville. The New York minstrels, a show of more than ordinary merit, arrived in town New Year's day giving a free band concert on the street during the afternoon and another just before the performance at night. They played to a good house in the evening and will give a second entertainment Wednes- day night. Knights of Pythias. The public installation, dance and banquet given by the Knights of Pythias in their new lodge room in the Jones building on Wednesday eve- ning Jan 3rd, promises to be the event of the season. It will be in the nature of a house warming and the Knights have invited their friends to help them open their new quarters. S. Mauland wee in From Mauland Wednesday stopping at the hotel. J. 1. beibert, formerly • resident of Kendall, but now of GlailigeW, Wet, was in town this week its 'billielfeig County Attorney Roy E. Ayers in- augurated an anti -gambling crusade o this week that created no little stir, 1 and he says that this is only by way , of warning. it has been reported to o him that such games as stud and draw poker, and occasionally roulette have been conducted at various sa-' loons in the outside towns, and it Is his intention to put a full stop to this, and to gaming of every demerits! (ion. Warrants have been issued in 11 cases, those at whom they ore directed including L. S. Butler, Stan- ford two cases; Thomas Kane Stan ford, two cases; Chauncey Stubbt, Stanford, one case; A. H. Boss. Stan- ford, one case; James Watson, stan ford, one case; Jack Bullard, Stem' ford, one case. All of these cases will be heard in a few days. After Slot Machines. Mr. Ayers also gave the slot ma- chines his attention this week, and as a result, the devices are all turned to the wall. A warrant was issued for Dames Taillon, proprietor of the Silver Dollar, charging him with con- ducting a slot machine at his place of business. Mr. Tallinn Is out of the City at present, but the case will oe taken up immediately upon his return, It is not expected that there will to any more complaints along this line. for the reason that just as soon as it became known that Mr. Ayers had issued the warrant, the machines went out of business. What Mr. Ayers Says. \It ought to have been known here- tofore,\ said County Attorney Ayers this morning, \that gambling would not be tolerated in this county. I hope that the action just taken may serve as a sufficient Warning to all parties, and that we will have no further trouble in regard to it. How- ever, I want to say that whenever inormation comes to me showing that there has been an infraction of tne law, an arrest may be expected to follow. \Now as to slot machines. The law Includes them. and they are placed in the same category as roulette wheels and stud poker. They cannot be oper- ated whether they are cash or mer- chandise machines.\ Charged With Mayhem, Frank Biglen, a young man of Gilt Edge, will have a hearing before Jug - In ice Brassey on Jan. 12 on a charge f mayhem. It Is alleged that in a lght with James Connolly, Jr., also f Gilt Edge, Biglen bit off a portion f his antagonist's ear. An Insanity Hearing. Mrs. Boardman, late of Kendall, will have a hearing before Judge E K. Cheadle today on the charge of insanity. Mrs. Boardman was before the court on a similar charge some months ago, but was not committed She has been confined in the county all for some days past, and during that time has been constantly en- gaged in writing letters to various people setting out her grievances. She imagines that there is a conspir- acy against .her. A BRIGHT SELLS PLANT. Lewistown Man Disposes Of Ills tercets at Livingston. a I.ivingston. Jan. 3.—Tlie itton electric light plant, owned mil t managed by J. L. Brigivt, was sold to- es day to Henry F. Kroyer of New Yors Mr. Bright gave an option to the purchaser about six months ago. The option expired to -day and Mr. Bright sold on hilLown terms. J. L. Templeman of Butte, attorney for Mr. Kroyer, was in Livingston to- day on business connected with the. closing of the deal. M. Hebgen, super- intendent of the Butte Electrical works, is in Livingston and will re- main to supervise the work of extend- ing the power from the Madison River Power compan's lines to connect with the plant here. This connection will give Livingston double service and was what Mr. Bright had in view in the event of his retaining the plant. The lines are just =west of Livingston and a force of men will be put to work at once to make the connec- tion. Gans is an Easy Winner. Casino, Athletic Club, Tonopah. Nev., Jan, 1.—Joe Gans fought true to the \dope\ today. After playing with Herman for eight rounds the champion landed a full right swing on the point of Herman's Jaw and Chicago's favorite fighter went to the mat a beaten man. It was apparent from the start that Herman had no chance. Gans blocked his blows with the greatest of ease and at no time was Gans worried In the least. GO IN MONDAY Sherifillelect Martin Announces Hie Staff, With Temporary Appoint- ment of Under Sheriff. not even in themselves. Throughout the lecture Mr. Nye held the very, closest attention of his audi- ence, and later stated he had rarely enjoyed addressing a gathering more than on Monday night. Those who met Mr. Nye off the plat- form were charmed by the personality of the man. All were impressed with the fact that his teachings from the from all accounts, your folk are the salt of that part of the earth anyhow. Give them my friendliest greetings.\ PROF. A. 0. CRAVE ON SIMPLIFIED SPELLING According to the Butte Miner, Ana- conda Standard and other daily papers, the meeting of the State Teachers' association at Butte last week was the best ever held by the organization. At the close of the sessions the Stand- ard said \Each teacher is leaving Butte with the thought that the meet- ing has been a profitable one and that every man and woman has gained practical and useful experience and ideas.\ Fergus county was represent- ed by Principal A. G. Crane, of the high school, whis took a rather prom- inent part in the work and furnished the feature of Friday's program when he read a paper on \The Advantages of SpellIng Reform.\ He presented the arguments in favor of the reforms advocated by the board, of which Prof. Brander Matthews is chairman, in a way that attracted much attention, and it was agreed by all who heard him, according to the press, that his pre- sentation of the subject was an ex- ceedingly strong and able effort. Prof. Crane's views were supported by Prin- cipal Toan, of Boulder, and Prof. Snod- dy, of the state university. The oPP 0- anion was to have been presented by Dr. J. H. Durston, of the Anaconda Standard, perhaps the highest auth- ority in Montana on philology, but he had been called east and could not attend. Much space was given to Prof. Crane's paper by the press and it attracted general attention. One notable feature of the meeting was the strong sentiment grown to ex- ist in favor of departments of manual training In the high schools. The meeting opened Wednesday night with an address by Sept. C. S. Bother, of Billings, who geeted stea- l -lag ilium showing the steabsr et POWs IOW*. school . solution of it the introduction of man- ual traininly. On Thursday morning there was an instructive paper by President Craig. which included many citations from the state laws. He made the point that our system is now a unit from the uni- versity to the knidergarten. On Friday , Prof. Terry, of Chicago, gave an espec- ially able address on \An Education and What of lir He held that the only subjects which \educated\ were the subjects on the classical curric- ulum. He assumed that a subject could not be useful and also have an edu- cational value. All such subjects were I merely training, such as the trick ani- mals of the circus have received. I Although enjoying his address, the leading schoolmen of the state dis- agreed with him on this point, and Friday evening, Principal Condon, of Helena, presented the other side of the question. sustaining his position with quotations from the leading edu- cators of the country. Prof. Crane's Paper, Prof. Crane's paper on the spelling reform was, in part, as follows: The subject of simplified spelling is one which should greatly Interest this body, A. teachers of the Montana schools many of us are regular tater- era of spelling. Those of us who teach in high schools and higher in- stitutions, teach it incidentally if not as a regular subject. As educators of the state we are framers of the pub- lic opinion In educational matters and we should consider carefully the mer- its of any movereent bearing upon the simplification of our present spelling. If the movement Is one which deserves our support, we should accord it our supoprt heartily and thoroughly. If de- terring of our opposition, we Should be es hearty and earnest 1* OW op. TO PILL POSITION Louis Gies the Deputy in Lewistown —No Changes in Outside Deputies The biennial change In the county offices occurs next Monday morning, when several officials will retire. The greatest interest naturally attaches to the sheriff's office, and the sheriff - elect, Edward Martin this rooming an- nounced his staff. The present arm , iff, L. P. Staler, will remain tempor- arily as understteriff, and upon his retirement, It is supposed that air- man Tullock will take that position — In the meantime, Mr. Tullock will have charge of the jail, if he cares to accept it. The deputy here will be Louis Gies. There will be no changes in the outside deputies, Dep- uty Sheriff Fisher remaining at Gilt Edge, and Deputy Sheriff Whitcomb at Gilt Edge. The Clerk and Recorder. Clerk and Recorder Charles My- ersick will have as his deputy Frank Cunningham. who has for some time past filled that position under Frank J. Hazen. Frank Carleton will take the position of clerk, now filled by Mr. Myersick. County Treasurer Chandler and County Surveyor Waa- 1 mansdorff will succeed themselves. d County Assessor Marshall will nOt have to select any deputy for sev eral months yet. New Stook Inspector. Ed. Sliverthorne, tong a deputy sheriff, succeeds Tom Shaw as stock inspector, and entered upon the dis- charge of his new duties today. Mr Shaw. it is understood, will devote his time to ranching. MONTANA MEN KILLED Logs Their Lives in Bad Wreck In East. ' Detroit, Minn., Jan. I.—Three stock- men were killed and four injured In a wreck near Winnipeg Junction lent night. The victims were asleep in the caboose when a pusher engine crash- ed into the car, the stock train having been halted on account of a hot box. The dead: JOHN FREKSE, Livingston, Mont. ROBERT T. GRIFFITH, of Montana. A. R. RUSSELL, Harlowton, Mont. The Injured: George E. Bruckett, of Lat, Mont., back hurt. John Bruckett, Lat, Mont., burned. Austin Pierce. Two Dot, Mont.. legs crushed. Well Known Rancher Killed. Livingston, Jan. (—Word reached here today frail Staples, Minn., that John Fries nent rancher of the UDner River valley had John and George Bruckert, well known ranchers, who reside near Frieze, were very seriously injured in the same wreck. The particulars of the wreck can- not be learned, more than it was a very serious one and that two or three people were killed and several injur- ed. It Is stated to have been a rear - end collision and that the caboose on the rear of the cattle train was com- pletely demolished. Frieze and the Bruckert brothers left here about five days ago with a shipment of stock, bound for the Chi- cago markets. John Frieze, who was instantly killed, and Bruckert brothers, who were injured In the wreck, have been prominent ranchers in Park coun- ty for many years. They reside 40 miles up the Shields valley and are the possessors of valuable ranch arta stock farms. Frieze was about 46 years of 'age and leaves a faimly on his ranch home, also a brother at klYersburgt in the same valley. The families of the men were notified by telephone tonight. CHARLES W. SUTTON DEAD. Former Meagher County Man and Member of Legislature. St. Louis, Jan. 3.—The tuners.: of Charles W. Sutton, a former member of the Montana legislature, was held this afternoon from his home, Maple- wood, Mo., to Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. Mr. Keagy, pastor of the Maplewood Congregational church. officiated. Mr. Sutton died Wednesday night, aged 73 years, of dropsy. He was born on the site of the Missouri Pacific station, Maplewood. His father, James SM. ton, settled In what is now called Map- lewood in 1819, and soon owned prac- tically the whole site of the present town. Charles W. Sutton resided in Meagh- er county, Montana, 17 years from 1863. During that period he served one term in the legislature and two terms as county treasurer. He died a bachelor. For more than half a century he was a member of the Cen- tenary Southern Methodist church, St. Louis. Three brothers, Judge Henry L. Sutton, John Sutton and James Sutton, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Harrison and Mrs. Kate Thomas, sur- vive. It was Mr. Sutton's practice to go to Montana every summer, spend- ing his time with friends at Helena and White Sulphur Springs. DEATH ON THE RAILS. Thirty-Eight People Are Killed Near Washington, D. C. Washington, Jan. 3.—An appalling disaster occurred tonight at 7 o'clock on the Baltimore & Ohio- railroad at Terra Cotta, about three miles from this city, in which about 38 persons were killed and more than 60 Injured, some of them so seriously that they will die. The accident was caused by the col- lision of train No. 66, due here at 6:25 p. m. from Frederick, Md., known as the Frederick Special, with a dead pas- senger equipment special of eight cars. More than 20e passengers were aboard the ill-fated train. The railway officials late tonight were unable to assign any cause for the collision. As son as the news of the wreck reached this City as many ambulances and physic as could be assembled were sent Headquarters for hp!

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