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e trip onutp :*/411.1clerv. LEWISTOWN, .1411tOUS •COLINTY. MONT., FRIDAY. 'JANUARY II, 1907. gita: is %.,Amts. l itEMLICAN I IN POLITICS, AND DEVOTED TO T1113 II AGRICULTIJRAL, — STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY. 6001) FOR Thd 'Boys 4 :ttoe ell We have just re- ceived a large ship- ment of these shoes, which are beyond doubt the best shoe for boys in the world. (I These shoes are unlined, made of Duro calf and are made double over counters, seams are welted and sewed with wax thread. We will absolute- ly guarantee them to out -wear any shoe of other makes, cost- ing from 25 to 50 cents a pair more. (I 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 Boy5 Sizes 13 to 2 Price $2.25 Good for Bad Boy5 Sizes 9 to 12. Price $2.00 411 Save money by buying these shoes for the boys. fad Shoe and Clothing it Co. ceitoole 17$ EtWistOWV, • a MONONA 1*01 ttiOTEC ARUM Lewistown's Volunteer Department is Now Oper- ated on the Metropolitan System -- , An Inspec- tion by the Mayor and City Council. aacidental to the register monthly inglaing of the city otnnicll .Monday the firs danartment was inspect- ed ! 4 :0' Ibe city Ws. Osad they Were highly plessed,with all they saw. Un- der the direetion of Fire Chief J. C. Bebb, a wonderful transformatlin has been wrought in the department, and It will now compare favorably with any similar organization In the state. No longer will the gallant teddies \run with the old machine,\ a tine and splendidly trained team now being housed at the department, ready at the first clang of the gong to run from their stalls under the patent har- ness and take the line new hose and wagon to the fire on a run. These horses, Jess and Gene, named after Mayor Pinkley and Alderman Lane, nave been trained by Jeff Sherman and the chief, and their chief busi- ness in life appears to be to do their work well. The department is now equipped with 2,000 feet of first class hose, and a pressure guage has just been 'placed in the department. It Indicates constantly alto water pres- sure, and will prove of great value. The arrangements in the hose house have all been carefully thought out, and they make the place a model of convenience Upstairs, in the room formerly oc- cupied by the library, six neat cots have been placed, and here half a doz- en of the volunteer fire nghters sleep every night, so that Chief Bebb is al- ways prepared for emergencies. In the council chamber, adjoining the sleeping room, the automatic alarm gives warning and indicates the local- ity of the fire. In a few days the sliding pole will be placed here, and the firemen will drop from the council chamber to the hose room below, Ev- erything about the department is in fine condition, and all the firemen have their hearts in their work. In a word, while Lewistown has a volun- teer department, it is operated on the metropolitan system, and few paid de- partments can surpass it in the mat- ter of efficiency. To bring this about has required She expenditure of a considerable sum for the team, wagon and other improvements, but the out- lay is slight when compared with the increased protection against fire se- cured by It, and the mayor and al- dermen who looked through the de- partment are highly pleased with the splendid results that have been ac- complished. Mayor Pinkley presided at the meet - lug of the maned, With Aldermen Lane, Leac.a, Tubb, Wilbur and Sna.a in attendaine. Treasurer's Report. City Treasurer Murray H. Deaton's report for December showed balances as follows on the first of the year: General fund, $5,981.25; road fund. $3,223.63; fire fund, ;475.52; library fund, $2,599.19; water works fund, $8,445.76; gravity water works fund, $9,720.94; dog tax fund, $18.60. Over- drafts were drawn as follows: Water and sewerage bond fund, $1,786.91; special improvement fund, $701.80; li- brary, a net balance of $30,599.03. The Water Department. The report of the collector of water rates for December showed collec- tions of $597.83, while the total ex- pense of the department amounted to $151. A summary of the collections for the year ending Dec. 31, showed the following amounts per month: January, $433.80; February, $383.16; March, $346.50; April, $347.89; May, $614.05; June, $757.95; July, $878.85; August, $468.15; September, $525.30; October, $513.20; November, $582.38; December, $608.58. Total, $6,429.90. A Drinking Fountain. Alderman Lane announced that the lAdies' club had decided to erect a fine water fountain In the spring, and asked permission to carry out their plan. The fountain was to be for the use of man and beast. It was the opinion of all the members that such an Improvement was desirable, and the matter was referred to the city engineer, who will confer with the ladies as to a site, etc. A Street Clock. Sutter Bros. asked permission to place on the curb in front of their new location a large street clock, guaranteeing that it would keep ac- curate time. The clock will be or- namental as well as useful, and will be mounted on a heavy metal post. The petition was granted. Engineer Going to Butte. City Engineer Wasmansdorff was granted leave of absence to attend the meeting of the Montana Society of Engineers now being held at Butte, and a small appropriation was made to help pay his expenses. Continued on page . Two.) YOUNG MAN'S TRAGIC DEATH Charles Golden Is Killed on the Road a Few Miles From Ken. dell. LOAD OF LUMBER OVERTURNS Victim Is Hit in the Head by a Plank--SocIal News of the Camp. Kendall, Jan. 10.—A most distress- ing accident with a fatal ending oc- curred a few miles out of town Sun- day evening. While Charles Golden was hauling lumber for W. J. Ander- son, the wagon tipped over, one of the planks striking him on the back of the head. Anderson, who was driving, found him lying in an 'un- conscious condition sad brought him to town, but death claimed its vic- tim about 3 o'clock Monday morning. He was a young man and unmarried. His body is lying at the home of W. J. Anderson awaiting word from ate deceased's brother, William Golden, in Illinois. Henry M. Rae arrived in Kendall Wednesday. He had just returned from a trip to Chicago and was in camp for a short time before leaving for his senatorial duties In Helena. Dr. Lois Barringer is a recent ar- rival In town. George H. Magee, the artist, came in Tuesday to attend the Eagles dances that evening. Dr. Albert, of Lewistown, attended the dance given by the Eagles. New Year eve. Mrs. John Jackson, Jr., is one of many suffering from the grip this week. Mrs. Don Abbott was unfortunate In dislocating her thumb recently. Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Busenburg, of Lewistown. were among the out of town guests at the public installation and dance of the Knights of Pythias Wednesday evening. Mrs. Cnartera, of Grass Range, accompanied them. Knights of Pythias. Moccasin lodge number 41, R. of P.. Is receiving all kinds of praise and complimentary remarks over the suc- cess of their installation ceremonies, dance and banquet which was given at the Jones opera house Wednesday evening. The installation was held In their new lodge room and though the room is spacious, its capacity was taxed to the limit that evening. The remarks by E. H. Campbell and Prof. Btisenburg were most entertaining, and well received. The audience was then invited to the dance hall down stairs to partake of elegant refresh- ments prepared by that Prince of caterers, H. DAMN. after which the hall was cleared for the dancers, who enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Those who preferred cards remained up- stairs, where a number of tables were provided. W. V. Zollenger and brother. George. with their families, left for California Wednesday oggznalu. The Messrs. Zollengeri- Long tbe dents in Kendall.having been emeloy- ed at the Barnes -King mine for the Past five years, and it is with regret that their many friends said \good- bye, - with only good wishes for them In their new home. Arthur Kelly drove to Lewistown eady Thursday morning, accompanied by Howard I. Shaw, who left on a bulk- iness trip to Helena that morning. Billy Mader left Friday for Cabott. Ontario, where be will have charge of some mining property in that great silver camp. Miss Broadbeck, of Lewistown, was up on a visit during the past week with her friend, Mrs. Archie Jima - i- gen. Stephen Bourne, for so long the chef at. the Barnes -King boarding house, left Thursday for Helena to reside. Mrs. North', who for some time has been visiting in Kendall. return- ed to her home in Malden Wednesday. Mrs. E. B. Harvey, of Lewistown, came In on Friday's coach to visit with her old friends, the Misses Fahey. Rev. Stancliffe In Charge. Rev. Thomas A. stancliffe and litUe son, Joseph, arrived in Kendall Sat- urday from Pony, their former home. Mr. Stancliffe is the newly called Presbyterian minister, preaching his Initial sermon at the school house Sunday. He Is very favorably im- pressed with Kendall and hopes to have a church building in the near future. As soon as their household goods arrive and the manse Is made habitable, Mrs. Stancliffe and two little daughters are expected. A new baby boy is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Hall. The little stranger arrived Sunday morn- ing. Tom Burgess entertained In his hospitable manner last Thursday ev- ening at the \shack.\ Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith and Tlule Tipton were his guests. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Doriand enter- tained Guy Hibbs and Billy Tierney at dinner Sunday. Rev. Father O'Carroll was up Sun- day from Lewistown preaching at the school house morning and evening. Mtge Emma Schmidt, the nurse at the hospital, left Friday for a few days' visit with friends In Lewistown. Mrs. Munstead has taken her place at the hospital during her absence. Allen Carmichael returned Sunday after a month's visit with relatives at Plankington, South Dakota. Mrs. Carmichael, who accompanied him. will remain for another month. E. P. Durnen returned Tuesday from a pleasant visit with relatives and friends at Winston, his former home. Mr. Durnen was accompanied home by his daughter. Mrs. H. C. Johnson, and her two little sons residents of Winston, who will visit here for some time, John McGee left Saturday morning for Lewistown to meet Howard I. Shaw, who is expected to return from Helena that evening. Promotion for Tipton. Butte Ttpton, for the past year and more, editor of the Kendall Miner, left on Saturday afternoon for Lew- istown, where he goes to work on the Democrat. It is with genuine regret the people of Kendall see Mr. Tipton leave, but all have only good wishes for him In hie new field. Dr. Lottie M. Conynghani entertain- ed a few friends Saturday evening In honor of Hrs. E. B. Harvey. of lialt- ititown, who has been visiting here for t.14414. 7 week. A- of twaly• of Lewis - town's Most Wetted WM'S and ac tresses, under the direction of Wil- liam Edgar Graham, are billed to pre- sent the play, \i3ecause I Love You,\ at the Jones opera house Thursday evening, January 10th. D. M. Triells, of\Lewletown arriv- ed in town WedneedaY. Mrs. Robert L. Henderson, whose sister, Mrs. Campbell, of Los Angeles, has been lying at the point of death, has just learned that the patient is reported to have pawed the dan- ger point and Mrs. Henderson will sot leave for California, as she thought might be necessary. Joe Montgomery, who lett some weeks ago to spend the holidays with his folks at Alierton. Dare, returned to his old fitamplus xrcird Tuesday. Whileaway Joe visited aelens. Bette, and Galatia, going on to Chicago, but he returned better pleased with this lively camp than ever. B. G. Smith, of Minneapolis, was a guest at the Shelties Friday, B. Church, of St Louis, arrived in town Saturday, stopping at the hotel. A. H. Rosa, of Stanford, came in Saturday, registering at the hotel. W. F. Penwill, of Seattle, arrived In town Sunday and will take a Posi - tion with the new Barnes -King De- velopment company. The little son who came to brighten the home of Mr and Mrs. Al. Hall last Sunday, passed away early Wed- ) needay morning, at the family real - decor. Some stomach trouble was the °awe of death. The sympathy of their many friends is extended to the bereaved patents In this hour of af- A.K. De.hl drove up from Lewistown Tuesday on business connected with the Lewistown Telephone line. DVENDANTS ARRAIGNED BEFORE JUDGE CHEADLE The state sprung something of a surprise on the defense yesterday in the cases of Thomas Merryfieid and George Campbell, charged with re- ceiving stolen horses. When the defen- dants, accompanied by their attor- neys, J. W. Freeman, of Great Falls, and Frank E. Smith, of this city, ap- peared In Justice of the Peace Ed- ward Brassey's court prepared to proceed with the preliminary hearing, they were informed that Conuty At- torney Roy E. Ayers had taken the matter directly to the district court by filing an information there. In the afternoon the defendants appeared be- fore Judge Cheadle and pleaded not guilty. No time has yet been fixed for the trial. The action taken by Mr. Ayers strengthens the belief that Barney Hedican is to be used as a witness by the state, and this may explain why Hedican, woo was sen- tenced some time ago to 14 years In the penitentiary on two convictions for horse stealing, is still confined in the county jail. Judge Cheadle disposed of some of the pending gambling cases yesterday afternoon, Louis Butler and Thomas Kane, of Stanford, partners, pleading guilty to two charges, They were fined $100 each on each charge. A similar plea was entered by A. H. Ross and Chauncey Stubbs, partners, also of Stanton'. and they were fined $100 each, the same action being tale' en in one other case. The fines as- sessed and paid aggregated $700. The others charged with gambling, Leete & Edwards, Jack Bullard and Joe Watson, and Dames 'nation charged with conducting a slol machine, will be taken up later. J. C. Huntoon, of counsel for James Sherman, has had the hearing on the motion for a new trial set for Jan. 21, but it Is doubtful If the matter can be heard then, as William Wal- lace, Jr., of Helena, who Is associated with Mr. Huntoon, may not be able to come here at that time. JUDGE LINDSEY COMING. ents, then to support them.\ The Judge warned the milling company. Famous Man Will Lecture Here on but that did no good, go he had crim- January 29. Mal proceedings instituted, and not The Lewistown Lecture club takes especial pleasure in being able to an- nounce that Ben D. Lindsey, the famous judge of the juvenile court at Denver, will lecture here in the club's course on Jan 29. Judge Lind- sey is just now attracting national attention because of his splendid work, and he will give some account of it at his lecture here. - He is considered one of the most interesting speakers on the lecture platform today, and will furnish an intellectual treat to all who hear him. Aa- diecruht of his work is now being featured In Mc- Clure's and the following extract from the December number, is from the pen of Lincoln Steffens: Of course he didn't realize at first what he was warring against. Brought up in a perfectly conventional way, his notions of life and economics vrele perfectly commonplace; but when men came to him and in the name of \bus- iness,\ \the party,a and \property\te--Pa sought him not to fight so hard for the crildren, he began to see that the enemy of men, as of children, was not men, but things. Once he and a police captain had a dispute In chambers ov- er the custody of Stine boys arrested for stealing bicycles. The police want- ed to hold the boys. Why? The Judge couldn't make out. till the offi- cers said something about the owners Of the wheels wanting to \get back their property.\ \Oh said the Judge, \I see the dif- ference between you and me: You want to recover the property, while I want to recover the boys.\ The Judge recovered both. A cotton mill was set up In Colorado That was a new industry, and the men who established it were applauded for their \enterprise which could not but benefit the whole state.\ To compete with the south, however, this mill had to employ child labor. The kids' Judge heard that they were import- ing large families and setting the chil- dren to work. Colorado had a child - labor law, and the Judge went to the mill to see if the law was being vio- lated. It was, and the conditions were pitiful. \These imported people were practically slaves,\ he says. \They had come out under contracts, and the children, unschooled, tolled at the machines first to liberate their par - against the superintendent, but against the higher officers also. This la not the custom In the Unit- ed States, and the president of the mill, who was also then one of the big men ip the Colorado Fuel & Iron company, called on the Judge to ex- plain that he was a respectable citi- zen. The Judge suggested that It wasn't proper to try to Influence a judge in a pending case, but the pres- ident \didn't want to do anything im- proper\; all he wanted was to remind the Judge that a conviction in the 'case would make him (the president) a criminal. \And I am no criminal,\ he said. The Judge replied that he was if he broke the law. But the president didn't break the law. If the law was broken, It was by his superin- tendent. and it was all right to fine his superintendent. But the president was a gentleman and a \big man.\ , \I'd rather fine you than your SU- rintendent,\ said the Judge. \He is only your agent, and, as.,esaisdataaata, I you wouldn't mind if he were punish- ' ed. So I'll punish you as I warned you, I told you that If he persisted in violating the law for you, I'd hold you respons e. \But Judge,\ he said, \if you are going to keep up this tight, we will close the mill!\ And he proceeded to tell what a great industry it was;, how many people It gave employment; how much good it was doing to the city (he meant the business) of Den- ver; and how much money had been invested in it by himself and other capitalists. \Ills point of view,\ the Judge says, \was perfectly plain. Money was sa- cred, men were of no account. If business went well, children could go to—well, let us say, to work. And he blamed me, not the law, not the state; he had no fear of these. I, personally, with my queer regard for men and women and chikiren—I was a menace to business.\ \I warn you right now,\ he said to the Judge. \that If this thing keeps dp, we will shut down the mill, and you will have to share the consequences,\ John Hogan has gold to Minna Burke for a stated consideration of $1, an 80 acre tract In section 23, township 11 north, of range 18 east. JOSEPH M. (HACH. of Mispoula, Caucus e aaa , ae Senator. Nominee for ste JOSEPH M. DIXON WILL BE SENATOR Is Easy Winner in Republican Caucus --E. W. King is Elected Speaker --Legislature at Work --Sen- ate Appoints Sam Hurvitch Poefrnaster- The senatorial contest was quickly settled at the Republican caucus at Helena Tuesday eight, Joseph M. Dix- on winning by a vote of 49 to 22 for Lee blanUe and one for Judge Wil- liam H. Haut. -Senator A. W. Miles presided at the caucus and the Mis- soula man's name was presented by Col. Thomas C. Marshall, who made a most eloquent address. RepresentaUve H. J. Miller, of Park county, placed Mr. Mantle in nomination, and paid glowing tribute to the splendid services rendered the Party by the Butte man. Half a dozen seconding speeches were made on each side. William Walton, presented the name of Judge Hunt, and when the ballot was taken, voted for the federal judge. Just as soon as the result was an- nounced, Representative Miller, on behalf of the Mantle men, moved that the nomination of Mr. Dixon be made unanimous, and this prevailed. - Mr. Dixon w.1: electea next Tues- day to fill the aft year term, com- mencing March 4 react, and succeeding W. A. Clark. of Butte. King is Speaker. Another contest in which Fergus county people N ere greatly interested was that for tit speakership, E. W. King winning in the caucus held Sun- day. There were but two candidates, the Bozeman man's opponent being A. J. Bennett, of Virginia city. Fifty two members attended the ,au,.:ta, and the vote gave Mr. King a majority of 18. This foreshadowed the election of Dixon as senator, as Mr. King was the choice of the congressman. while Mr. Bennett was supported tor the Mantle forces. Samuel Hurvitch Postmaster, At the caucus of the senate Repub- licans, Samuel Hurvitch was chosen as postmaster at the capitol. .Mr. Hurvitch, who is a well known Omit Edge man, was supported in his can- vass by the Fergus county delegation, and his cleims were also urged by several prominent members from oth- er sections, so that he won practically without opposition. Legislature at Work. The assembly convened Monday noon and both branches effected organize - lion. The preliminaries were quickly disposed of, and on Tuesday the sen. ate and bout* were ready for busi- ness. Several bills have already been United States \Age! Introduced, and the session promises to be a truant: one The Senate Organization. The officers and employes of the senate are as follows: President pro tern, B. F. White, Beaverhead; secretary, H. K. Howry, Lewis and Clark; assistant secretary. J. C. Farrington, Sweet Grass; sets geant-at-arms, Comely Heaton, Park; assistant sergeant-aterms, Fred H. Jones, Cascade; journal clerk, Miss Nena L. Herring. Madison; assistant journal clerk, Miss Rose Sheey, Mis- soula; enrolling clerk, Alice M. Zeiter, Yellowstone; engrossing clerk, Miss Harriet Waldorf, Beaverhead; door- keeper, T. D. Du Bola, Meagher; assis- tant doorkeeper, J. C. McCualg, Teton; assistant doorkeeper, D. A. Bishop,. Ravalli; committee clerks, Miss Pearl Kane, Rosebud; Miss May Maloney. Deer Lodge; Miss Sadie McCarthy, Meagher; printing committee, F. 0, Pierson, Granite; pages, Claude Law- son, Missoula; Chester Gereaue, Pow- ell; chaplain, Rev. J. F. McNamee, Lewis and Clark; day watchman, Heo- tor Newman, Dawson; night watch- man, William H. Bushnell, 'sweet Grass; bill clerk, Mrs. Josephine Westcott, Chouteau; postmaster, Sam- uel Hurvitch, Fergus. In the House. In the house, the list of officers and employes is: Speaker. W. King, Gal- latin; speaker pro tem. W. R. Allen, Deer Lodge; chief clerk, Nathan God- frey, Lewis and Clark; assistant chief clerk, C. S. Gibbs, Sanders; journal clerk, Hollis Holloway, Gallatin; ser- geant -at -arms, T. J. CilloPe, Silver Bow; chaplain, Dr. A. D. Raleigh, Lewis and Clark; enrolling clerk, Mrs. Barbara Higgins, Missoula: engros- sing clerk, Archie Bousouet, Cascade; doorkeeper, J. A. B. Cattle, Jefferson; assistant doorkeepers, S. P. Grimes, Madison; Moss Lipsburg, Silver Bow; watchmen, J. H. Bass, George Morton, Cascade; J. C. Templeton; Pages, Willie MCEachren, Charles Mack, Fred Bennett, James Davie.. Several committe clerks and other employes will be selected later, The Governor's Message. Gov. J. K. Toole submitted his mes- sage to the aesl.nu'e Tuesday. Fol- lowing are the chief features of the message, which is very voluminous: Primary election law, for nomina- tion of every candidate. (Core.iLucd on page E) NEW OFFICIALS ARE IN CHARGE , . Those Elected for Two Veers Assume Their Duties at the Court House. THE COMMISSIONERS ORGANIZE Julius Petersen Is Chosen as Chair- man—To Pugh the Court House Plans. The changes in the county offices occurred Monday morning, and sev- eral friends of the new officials were on hand to extend good wishes. The new board of county commissioners, Julius Petersen, W. T. Neill and J. M. Parrent, took charge in the morning the retiring commissioners being on hand. Mr. Parrent called the new board to order. and nominated Julius Petersen as chairman. This was seconded by Mr. Neill. the Republican Member, and Mr. Petersen (hooked his associates for the honor conferr- ed. He expressed the wish that t e relations of the members might So at- all times harmonious, and said would at all times try to merit the confidence shown in him. The board having oisaiaized, there was nothing more to do, but the mem- bers discussed briefly and informally the projected new court house, for the erection of which the People, at the late election, authorised an issue of bonds to the amount of $11/0,000. All expressed a desire to see the mat- ter expedited. and County Attorney Ayers, who was present, was request- ed to furnish the board at its next meeting to be held Tuesday, with full Information, so that advertisements for plans might be placed at once. An adjournment was then taken until Tuesday. W. T. Neill, who has served with the old board, was appointed first about live years ago, and has Made a splen- did record for business ability, fair- ness, and as a safe man to confide the county's interests to. He now en- ters upon a four year term. Samuel Phillips, the retiring chair- man of the board, tilled that position for about nfne years, and he is glad to be relieved of the burdens he has borne no long and faithfully. Mr. Phil- lips has made a most efficient com- missioner, and goes out of office with the consciousness of having done his best for the taxpayers at all times. Norman Poland, who was appoinied some four years ago to fill the unex- pired term of Commissioner Wash- burn, has displayed zeal and ability and has been an efficient servant of the .people. The New County Clerk. Charles Meyersick, when he took over the office of county clerk and recorder. found all the affairs of the office In perfect condition. Fergua has never had a more faithful or competent county clerk than the re- tiring official, Frank J. Hazen. If Mr. Myersick should make as excel- lent a record as his predecessor, he will have dose well indeed. The del,- ningham, late of Gilt Edge, who has been in the office for some mouths past under Mr. Hazen, and who has made many friends since coming to this city. Prank Carleton, formerly stenographer with Blackford & Black- ford, succeeds Kr. Myersick as clerk The Sheriff's Office. Upon assuming his duties as sheriff, Edward Martin announced the ap- pointment of I.. P. Slater as under sheriff; Louie Gies. deputy, and Fir - man Tullock, jailor. Charles Whit- comb remains as the deputy at Gilt Edge, while James Fisher will con- tinue to till a similar Position at Kendall. County Superintendent. Miss Orpha Noble, the new county superintendent, spent the most other first day at the Hill school. She sue- ceed• Ada Myersick, who held the office for two terms. County Surveyor. Otto Watanansdorff succeeds him- self as county surveyor, and accepted the eongratulations of his callers modestly. He has no deputy, but is looking forward to a busy year. County Treasurer. E. P. Chandler. the county treasur- er, is another man who remains in office for another term. The big ma- jority he received ghowed the con- fidence the people have In him, and how thoroughly satisfied they are with his administration of this important office. The Assessor, John Marshall takes the office of assessor, succalhiling Frank Pick, who has gone Into business in this city. Lat- er on. Mr. Marshall will announce his deputies. County Attorney. Rey *yen; begins his second term as county attorney. The duties of the office have grown considerably since he first took charge, and the inext two years will be busy ones for Mr. Ayers. No Court Changes. There are no changes in the de. partment presided over by Judge E. K. Cheadle, and the people of Fergus county hope it will be long before there Is any change In the judge of this district. It Is not too much to say that no one who has ever held the trying position has given such complete satisfaction as Judge Chea- dle. His reputation for learning, tor fairness, for Integrity and for Indus- try has spread, and today he la gen- erally considered as on$ of the ablest judges In the state. He has the com- plete confidence of the people and the esteem of the bar. Hal. Gibson, who could give old Ben Pittman lessons in the science of stenography, re- mains as court reporter, and J. B. Bitch serves two years more as clerk. Mrs. Bitch remains as deputy clerk, a position that she has filled with the higheet credit, proving herself to be a painataking, obliging and altogeth- er competent officer. Over 75 Carloads of Flour. While on the road during the past few weeks for the Judith Basin Wi- ling company. A. B. Lehman sold over 75 car loads of flour for immediate and future delivery and these or- ders will keep the local mill busy for some time. The mill la now running night and day and turning out about a car load a day. Reports received by Mr Lehman from firms to whom be has sold Judith Basin tion41 indi- cate that consumers are oaths 1\4\260