Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, July 08, 1902, Image 1

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- 1. - KENDALL CHRONICLE lhe North Moccasins Have Yielded Up Their Th011sands and Have Millions Left for Honest Toil VOL. I. KENDALL MONTANA, JULY 8, 1902. No. i6. RUE'S CELEBRATION. The Fourth of July in Kendall a Great Success. Cold Weather Makes Little Differ- ence When People Really Want to Celebrate. Friday, July. 4th, Kendall deafrated Retell in its beet and celebrated for the first time sincelts lirth, and its efforts In the way of celebrating were not to he outdone by'many older and largt r towns. The cold wave somewhat chilled the ardor for outside sports arid games, but many visitors came and all enjoyed themselves to their full capacity. At 10 o'clock a.m. a large crowd had assembled on the platform, %here the dance was to take place later in the day, to hear Miss Alma Meyers of Deerfield read the Declaration of Independence and afterwards Judge Cheadle, orator of the day. commanded the attention of a 1110/it appreciative audience. Miss Myers done herself , A ell in the readirkr end her fine clear voice carried iechi word distinctly to the farthest limits of the audience. Then the_Lewietown hand played \Hail Colorn*\ aftet which Judge E. K. Cheadle of Lewistown wait introduced. The honorable judge spoke of the greatness of the United States, the cause of its prosperity and the way to keep our greatness, and not let it .dwindle and crumble in ruins as history liM showed that other great nations have done. The speaker said that trusts will rot destroy our freedom, nor will the spirit of con- quest, but that the liberty and greatness of the nation is in the hands of the immense multitude of workers, and that we %%ill be a free people so long as the masses are capable of taking care of themselves; that it would be contrary to the laws of nature for a people to get that which they did , not deserve. Our independence, he said, was incomplete, and there are wronge which we have to suffer, but compared with other nations of the world we 'nand above Omni — Min point of freedom. As our ant&stors were stalwart men who fought and died for their liberty and the 1;berty of their children, so should we make as strong a fight for our homes and our country and set our children the same high standard to follow as we have had left ne by our ancestors. Internal diasention lied been the cause of the downfall of great tuitions in the past, but the hearo of the citizens combined to make our country gretit could not fail in its object. The speaker concluded by appealing to us to adhere to the principles of George Washing.on, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and other such men, which would guide its on to a grander republic. Then the Band 'played \The Star Spangled Banner.\ At two o'clock in the afternoon the crowd assembled at a place on the Bullard ranch, one mile below town, to witness a base ball game between the Lewistown nine and the home team. There was much interest shown in the result and the game was closely con- tested up to the 5th inning, the score being four and four, when two bed errors on the part of the home team gave the visitors five runs, which won the game. The game finished with the Lewirdowe having sixteen runs to their credit while Kendall scored ten. The line-up was as follows: Kendall, R. F., George Bunn; F. B., E. Olsen; C, Bruce Jones; P., Ernest Bullard; S. B., W. Miter; C. F., W. Sweeney; S. S., M. P. Hazard-; T. B., Jack Bullard ; L. F. G. Bullard. Lewistown—R. F., Teddy Smith; F. B. T. J. Johns; C., F. Meyers; P., T. Bebb; S. B., Red Johnson; C. F., G. Zeigler; S. S., Bill Bebb ;4\. B., J. Carmunkle; L. F., Mart Allepi_A returrme wi:1 be played in Lewistown on the July. The drilling contest was next on the programme, and a good deal of money was in evidence, each contesting team having many Mends Willing to bet on their superiority over the others. The Kendall drillers went to the rock first and rucceeded in making a hole 28 inches deep. Then came the Gilt Edge team, who after drilling seven minutes, gave up because of the rock splitting, mak- ing it impussible to drill fairly. The Whiskey Glitch team then tried their luck on another part of the rock but after drilling some ten minutes met with the same mi4ortune and had to give up. There eas much dispute as to who a as entitIlld,ro - Iffe-anning pone, it finally being left to the judgeo mad cotitestaiti s who eempromiteit mm divid- ing the purse, giving $50 to each teas, and declaring all bets off. The Lewistown Band turniabed music for the day and the bend orchestra play- ed for time dance in the afternoon and eyeliner The dancing kept up until about 3:30 a.m. the next day and every person reported having laid a most de- lightful time. About 1:30 a.m, it boxing contest was given to a small number of specettors in the hall above Clingen & 'White's saloon. The tight resulted in Joe Woods being knocked out by Ed. Croake in the 4th round. WOOL SALES SLOW. Much Rain Has Delayed Shearing—Few Clips on the Market. Billings, July 5.—The local woof mar- ket opened today with a site of two clips, but they %ere small, although prices were considered very good. Buyers dcr not expect the market to open up with any degree of activity be- fore the latter part of next week or the first of the following, owing to the fact that wool is slow in coming in. Shear- ing has been greatly delayed on account of the wet weather, but it is being pushed with all possible speed. Wool is still coming in at a very lively rate, but most of the clips are incom- plete, and there are but very few growers in the city. Those who are here are a little backward about placing their wool on sale, as they think better prices may prevail by waiting a few days or until more growers are here—Great Falls Tribune. Dr. Russell Here. Dr. A. H. Russell arrived in Kendall last Tuesday to practice dentistry in the office of Dr. Weimer, in the rear of Wil- son's drug store. The Coming of Dr. Russell has been announced by card in the columns of the Chronicle for some time past. He is a brother -in -111w of 11. I. Shaw and E. W. King and comes highly recommended. The doctor says he will leave Kendal on July 28th te continue the practice of his profession in Great Falls. Preaching service will te conducted at the Warm Spring school house next Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. E. W. Miller, Wolin NH TR II LIE to Mr. Fergus stating that if the latter confessed infidel. The Scotchman wrote would but acknowledge that there , existed a doubt in his mind, that be was open to conviction, that lie would say Buy that he might yet possibly be convinced there was a God, although he did not actually believe in one then, he would leave him his estate. \The answer of James Fergus,\ said his friend today, \was characteristic of the man. After thinking over the pro- position for a very brief time, Mr. Fergus replied to his relative that he appreci- ated the cenfidener he had in h appreciated his kind expressions and his honesty of purpose in makiwg the pro- posed gift to him conditional. He added that he was just then stocking his ranch with cattle, that he had borrowed a large sum of money on which he was paying 1 per cent a month interest, and that ha needed the money, `but.' added Mr. Fergus, 'I have come to the conclusion that there is not money enough in Scot- land to make me tell a lie.' \That was very like the old man,\ said his friend. \I happen to know that he really did need money at that time and the help his relative would have given him Would have been most oppor- tune, bit: Mr. Fergus knew that his mind was made up. He was not open to conviction, he had no doubts, and it would not have been entirely honest. in him to have accepted the estate under those C0114fiti , ns. \The estate was valued at $150.000. There are few men, indeed, who would not aflosst have been - 'open to cnnvic- for\thi sum of $150,000, but James Fergus was one of those men. I do not know what subsequent correspondence passed between Mr. Fergus and his rela- tive, but I do know that Mr. Fergus did not receive arly part of the estate of the latter. Each respected the other, and from wile! Fkricity of the Fergus char- acter, I suppOse the subject of the estate was dropped immediately upon Mr. Fergus' reply . \ A Latge Fortune Could Not James Fergus. igeeled the M...ney But Would Not Accept it Upon the Terms Offered. An intineite Fergus County friend of the late James Fergus, whose funeral took place in Helena Tuesday. told a story today, says the Herald, illustrating the integrity of the sturdy old pioneer. Mr. Fergus was'an infidel end had been all his life. He believed thoroughly in his own disbelief. To his mind there was no doubt A deep thinker, he was a man of settled convictions, and once con- vinced, he could not easily be divined. The subject of his belief, or disbelief, was one on which he was somewhat senei- live. He argued religion with no one, and respected the religious beliefs of others. All that he demanded was the same privilege in respect to his own be- liefs that be eccorded to others. Fifteen years ago, according to the friend who knew Mr. Fergus well, and who is in the city today, Mr. Fergus re- ceived a letter from a kinsman in Scot- land. 'This kinsman was very %%Pettily. He was an old man and knowing that the end was not far away, was disposing of his estate. Mr. Fergus was his near- est of kin, and almost his only male relative of his own name. He decided to leave him his fortuee, but, being a believer in the Christian religion, he rebelled at leaving his money to one who believed in nothing. This relative wrote to Mr. Fergus, stating that he admired his sturdy char- acter, that he was acquainted with hie worth weeder:I and as a man, and the44fr1cia decided to lean Mai - an astate. He wrote, however, that he was a severe Scotch Presbyterian, and his conscience would not permit him to leave his wealth to a man who was a risk Gets a Life Terns. - - Charles L Fisk was Monday morning, June Stith, senteiMid ment for murder In the second rlegree, for the killing of Nate Pierce in a tight at Pierce Brothers' saw mill on Flat - willow creek, on the 10th of last April. The Home Success seldom on the part of our and when we announce response. This section headquarters for home Make It costs hut little terprising citizens house furnishings local market—another a call for your Carpets, Sweepers, Curtains, SEND US YOUR MAIL ORDERS Wonderful Furnishing surprises UP. buyers. anything of our furnishings. Your when you has just placed in proportion, test of Rugs, Shades, Portieres, . - E W CftleARCIALCO: LEWISTOWN, We share store know our _ of We specially Home an after Mee Linoleum Success our Department have been accustomed the public confidence good there will certainly convince Attractive where to buy. order with UP a thorough Profit Prices. Oil Cloth, it Coal and Table MONTANA to enthusiasm and good will, ht always a hearty you that we are One of Kendall'e en- for 26 carpets arid other shoptIng tour of the Don't fail to give us Matting, Carpet Covers, tic. &c. tto. .- EXPRESS PAID ON ALL PURCHASES of OR OVER

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