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QTANFORD Is the Com- mercial Metropolis of therichest country on earth HE STANFORD VOL. 1 NO. 38 82.00 THE YEAR OLD RESIDENT DROWNED Louis Van den Ilenvel of Geyser Meets Untimely Death in Waters of Reservoir While Bathing With Party of Friends. Louis Van den Heuvel of Geyser, was drowned in the reservoir at that place Thursday evening. He with his brother-in-law, J. A. Sanders, and two other men were in bathing Land Restored for Settlement Over half a million acres of land formerly withdrawn from entry in connection with reclamation projects in California, Montana and Wash- ington were Saturday restored and will be subject to settlement in No- vember, according to the announce- ment of the general land office. The actual process of restoration occurred July 23, it being the policy of the interior department not to make public information concerning withdrawals within two weeks after the order is signed by Ballinger or his assistants. Of the land restored, 485,000 acres was formerly withdrawn in connec- tion with the Milk river project in Montana, 115,000 on the Colorado river project in California and 33,- 000 on the Yakima river project in Washington. when he was seized with cramps and went down without a struggle. The body Was not recovered until Friday morning. The deceased was an old resident of this section. Afternoon Tea Parties on Oriental Limited Four o'cloa tea parties are be- coming popular on the Great North- em's limited \Coast\ trains. The company has adopted the practice of serving free tea each afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock to occu- pants of the standard sleeping cars and compartment observation car. It is not only refreshing but adds greatly to the social pleasure of the trip across the continent. That the men enjoy it as well as the women is evidenced by the fact that very few let the hour slip by without giv- ing their order to the porter. Hugh Wilkins, agent of the Billings & Northern, who has been out of the city attending the funeral of his nephew, re- turned home Friday. D. J. MoGiffin, a newspaper man of Fairfield, Iowa. is in the city and is visit- ing with his sister. Mrs. Cheney. He will be here for several weeks. The Bank of Fergus County. Lewistown, Montana Developed and conducted on the principle of conservative banking along progressive lines has for over twenty-two years assisted in the development of Fergus county. It has always been ready to assist every enterprise or business that would advance the interest of its custom- ers and the community. Its officers and directors have had wide experience in business in this section and are always ready to con- :ult with and extend to their customers every accommo- dation consistent with sound banking. They extend Co you a cordial invitation to open an account and make use of the various facilities of the bank. Bank of Fergus County 'A_NFORD Half Way Between Shelby Junction and Billings The City of DESTINY Catch the Idea? Get in on the Ground Floor by Buying Lots Now Stanford Townsite Co, STANFORD, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1909 THE WORLD is published in a veritable paradise for ranchmen and investors $2.00 THE YEAR Sc THE COPY DESIGNATED FOR ENTRY With a great deal of pleasure The World announces to its readers that sixteen townships of vacant public land has been designated by the secretary of the interior as coining under the provisions of the 320 -acre home- stead law. These townships lie north of Arrow creek, within the Judith land district, and can be filed upon in Stan- ford or Lewistown. The lands designated are in township 21, range 13; 21-14; 22-13; 22-14; 23-13; 24-13; 25-15. DENTON NEWS Miss Beauchine is visiting friends at Kendall. The Strouf steam plowing'putfit is at work on the Erie ranch. John Walsh, of Arrow creek, was a visitor to Lewistown Monday. Miss C. Albright, of Arrow' creek bench proved up on her ranch at Stanford Monday, Frank Marvin and R. A. Erie were visiting friends on Arrow creek bench last Wednesday. The Misses Stevens are making very extensive preparations for their big pavilion dance Saturday night. The threshing season will soon be- gin, and every available machine will be put into service during the season. Frank Culver came to Denton yes- terday with a new McCormick binder. Frank will cut his big crop of fall wheat in a few days. Mr. Marvin; who has bden visit- ing his son Frank for several days on Coffee creek, returned to his home at Lewistown Monday. Ed McSwayzey, the machine man for the Stanford Mercantile com- pany, has been in this vicinity for several days setting up binders. The schedule for the Lewistown and Denton stage line has been changed. Mail will arrive at Den- ton hereafter Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In September Mrs. Hammer went to the Deaconness hospital in Great Falls. For a long time she hovered between life and death, but her friends will be pleased to learn teat she is on the road to rapid re- covery. GEYSER Westley Peck went to Stanford last Tuesday. Mrs. Hay, of Boulder, who is look- ing for land, is in Geyser. Bills are out fora dance at Knerr- ville on Saturday, September 4. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Benedict vis- ited friends on Otter Creek Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Purdy visited with Mrs. William Skelton last Sun- day. Mrs. James Weaver, who has been visiting, friends in this city. returned to Stanford Tuesday. Some of the boys from town went berrying last Sunday and got quite a quantity of berries, etc. Mrs. Sanders, with Misses Eisen- bert, O'Neil and Heisey called on Mrs. J. L Mears last Sunday. John Livingston, the contractor, went to his home in Hobson, nee Philbrook, last Saturday, returning Monday. Mrs. William Seifferd returned to her home in Great Falls last Tues- day after visiting with relatives the past two weeks. The break in the tunnel is caus- ing all kinds of trouble with traffic, and mails are like what Weller said about widows, \mighty onsartin.\ Miss Edith O'Neil after several unsuccessful attempts finally left for ;Great Falls Monday. en route to Salt Lake City. The children of the school gave a very nice farewell entertain- ment in honor of their departing teacher last Friday, and after the program was rendered the guests partook of a bountiful collation of ice cream, cake and fruit. WINDHAM S. J. Small was down from the Gap on business Thursday. Johnson Strong has taken a party of people up the mountains for an outing. Government Inspector Follie has been in Windham for the last week looking over the country. William McCullom made a flying trip to the Gap last Wednesday. He didn't look bad upon his return. What a joke on the dry -farmers in the vicinity of Windham—only five days since April without rain. Stop in at the Cottonwood Coal company's office and see the best samples of grain in Fergus county. The Windham Commercial club Is going in full force, and every member is in earnest and anxious to see the town prosper. Six Illinois men were in town over Sunday and each purchased a good 160 -acre farm from the Cot- tonwood Coal company. William Peters is the busiest man in the basin between his hotel and harvesting. His oats are noted over the basin as being the best crop in Fergus county. Fergus County Jury Term Postponed Judge Cheadle, for the reasons that the docket shows nothing that demands urgent antion and that farmers in the Basin are using all their time in gathering the immense crops, decided to postpone the jury term, and there will probably not be one until November. The judge has gone to Bozeman. RIMROCK TUNNEL FIRE The Great Northern railway on Sunday morning suffered another severe tunnel fire, this time on the Billings and Northern railway. Tun- nel No. 1, at Rim Rock, which is 2,500 feet long, caught fire from a passing engine, it is said, and the whole Billings fire department was called in an effort to extinguish the flames: Bulkheads were placed in the entrance to the tunnel but the fire broke through the ground, so that it received air, and was soon burning with all the fury known to immense amount of timber, which lines the tunnel. Asa result of the disaster, the train service on the Billings & Northern has again be- come only local. The through Bur- lington traffic is sent by the way of Great 'Falls, while the local trains are being run through the Basin on the old schedule. Mail service is greatly demoral- ized, or, rather, Was at the first of the week. No mail was sent out on the line at all on Sunday. and Mon- day mail from only one way was received. The excuse offered by offi- cials was that there were no mail clerks in Great Falls to take the run. This being the case, it appears to the people of this section that one should have been in that city, and Sheriff Ed Martin has seven prisoners in the county jail, said to be Bulgarians. charged with shooting Deputy Sheriff Mc- Call at Melstone last Saturday. The pris- oners and some others, charged with vio- lating the game law and McCall went after them. At close range several of the men fired on the officer who was shot in in the face and netk and will probably lose an eye. The men were followed just across the line into Rosebud county, where they were arrested. It is said the shoot- ing really occurred In Rosebud county, but In any event Fergus county will ink( advantage of the new law giving it Juris- diction in such cases for 500 yanls tin other side of its boundary. Henry G. Dyer, of Denton, was In from the ranch on Wednesday and took out a load of supplies for himself 43 , )d neighbors. that Great Falls should properly be the end of the run, and homes of railway mail clerks. From every town along the line a strenuous pro- test has gone up, and it may be in the future that no such occurrence will be recorded. A mail service which is unable to furnish at least as good accommodation as a crip- pled railway is sadly in need of re- formation, and the people along the line of the Billings & Northern should make the rebuke so stinging that they will never suffer the humilia- tion of seem n a passenger train pull over the line which does not carry United States mail. Old Time Residents Pay a Visit to Stanford George W. Canon and wife. of Lewistown, were in Stanford on Tuesday, and made final proof on their desert land claims before the local U. S. commissioner. Mr. and Mrs. Canon are old time residents of this city, or rather were of the old town, and their visit to Stanford at this time was in the na- ture of a home coming, for during their stay in the city they were con- stantly greeting old friends and ac- quaintances. Mr. Canon was for several years bookkeeper for the Stough & Mitchell company and as such made many friends who still retain a warm place in their mem- ory for the gentleman and -his esti- mable wife. Mrs. Canon returned to her home in Lewistown, while Mr. Canon con- tinued his journey on to the coast, where he has property interests in the city of Seattle which demands his attention. Before returning to his duties in the First National bank at the county seat he will have have made a trip of inspection throughout the coast country. Stanford World $2.00 per year. TWO OPINIONS C IIVF,N OUT Attorney General Galen Promulgates Two Opinions, One Each to Custer and Powell County Attorneys Two. opinions were rendered Sat- unlay by Attorney General Galen in response to queries from state and county officers. In the first, addressed to the coun- ty attorney of Custer county, it is held that, under the Montana stat- utes, a county clerk and recorder is authorized to administer oaths and to take verification to a pleading of an affidavit of verification to a me- chanics lien. Nor is there any re- striction as to the character of the instrument in connection with which the oath is to be administered. S. P. Wilson, county attorney of Powell county, is informed in an- other opinion that it is the duty of school boards to determine the rate of tuition of non-resident pupils, makes it obligatory upon one dis- trict to receive children from an- other district, and they may refute to do so only on the ground of in- sufficient room for accommodation of pupils. Rev. A. W. Hammer Stanford, Hobson, Utica The many friends of Rev. A. W. Hammer will be pleased to learn that he has been appointed as pas- tor by the Northern Montana con- ference at its session in Havre for the cities of Stanford, Hobson and Utica. No appointment could have been made more pleasing to resi- dents of this section of the Basin. Give Brother Hammer rope enough and the first thing we know he'll have a conference district of his own staked out 'round 'bout this here vicinity. Welcome home. The World anywhere in North America, for $2.03 the year. Serious Stabbing Affray in an Armington Resort As the result of a drunken stab- bing affray in a saloon in Arming- ton, Ernest Dickson, a saloon keeper of Knerrville lies seriously if not fatally injured, and S. B. Gaskill, one of the proprietors of the Yankee Doodle saloon is in jail, says the Great Falls Tribune. Dickson is ly- ing on an improvised cot in the rear of the Club saloon, being too weak from the loss of blood to be moved. On his back is a terrible gash 18 inches in length, beginning at the nape of the neck and extending in a semi -circle under the left shoulder, where the knife entered between the ribs, cutting part of the lung. 14th Annual Fair FERGUS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL MINERAL and STOCK ASSOCIATION Lewistown, September 1,2, 3 One hundred and fifty of the best harness and running horses in the state are entered for the race program. The display of agricultural products will be the best ever seen on the fair grounds. Blooded stock of all kinds will be shown. Good purses for the winners. Something doing all the time. Free out of door attractions. Baseball games. Amusements for young anti old. Come to the fair and have a good time. James M. Croft, Secretary 0 [el Sta.-Ilford Best Hotel on Billings & Northern Railway. Handsome Three -Story Building. Forty-one Steam Heated Rooms. Neatly Furnished Through- out. All Guests Courteously Treated Headquarters for Commercial Men When Making the Great Judith Basin Territory Richly Appointed Buffet in Connection EDWARDS & BAUM.GARTNER PROPRIETORS