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THREE HUNDRED FEET OF DITCH
AND A TRESTLE ARE TO TALLY DESTROYED. Hamilton, April 14.-(Special.)-A fire of unknown origin did aonsider able damage to the big ditch of the Bitter Root Valley Irrigation company last evening; more. than 300 feet of flume and a 25-foot trestle upon which it rested' Was domapletely destroyed. The flume is located southeast of this city on the Skalkaho. While the damage to the company is large, the flume and trestle. will be replaced within a few days as a large force of men will he put to work at once. An official of the company stated this morning tha.t the fire would delay ir rigating work but a few days. Water was to have been turned into the big ditch tomorrow as it has been the custom of the comlpaniy to put water into the ditch on April 15. This op eration will necessarily be delayed a few day by the fire.. News of the fJrl was brought to this city last evening by Jim Hughes, who lives in the neighborhood of the flume burned. I RONAN Ronan, April 14.-(Special.)-Miss Edyth Conaway entertained a few young people Friday evening at cards. Refreshments were served and' all present enjoyed a good time. W. O. Mason of Cleveland, Ohio, ar rived in Ronan a few days ago, and will' locate here for the present at of spring sports.You will soon see the will see them at the country club, around the ball grounds. A good many of them Hart Schaffner & Marx spring suits. We'd like to have the pleasure .. .. of looking over these new models with you. You will s ee them nowhere else. Come and see what $25 of your money will do for you. If you want something lower priced we have it and plenty higher priced for those who want them. Cl ore 1an de home ofwask4 schaftaer ana Maro Clothes wil 4oforyou If ' yo want~ soehnowrpie we · haeiadpetyhgerpie for hos wh want~~ the.· S o~~ier~ant Is Lb hom oZ~~t Bcaffzcr ajI Ma ·1oboa least, and has accepted a position in the Sterling hotel. Willifarl A. Graham of Princetoii, Wis., passed through Ronan Thurs day. Miss Carrie Wolfe was in Ronan Thursday and Friday of this week. H. M. Carper, Otos Smith, James Prichard left Friday morning for Yellowstone national park for the summer. Justice Rathbone of Perma Is in Ronan this week, visiting with friends and relatives. E. H. Rathbone returne4'.to,Ronan from his business trip to Missoula. A party of Ronan young people went to the woods Sunday afternoon for an outing, taking their lunches with them and returned late in the evening. Dr. M. W. Hall left for Missoula. Sunday on business and will return Tuesday. George Covault has started clearing the ground on his lot for the erection of his new fire-proof business block, which will have a drug store on the first floor and offices above. The dance at Edmunston's hall Sat urday evening was well attended, and everybody enjoyed themselves. The Ronan band practiced in Heine bach's opera house Sunday afternoon. Mrs. E. H. Rathbone has been ill for the past week with indigestion. There will be a dance at Edmon ston's hall Saturday, April 19. This will be one of the largest dances of the season, and everybody should at tend. FINE WEATHER. Stevensville, April 14.-(Special.) Yesterday proved to be the finest Sun day yet this spring, and hundreds of people passed through Stevensville in automobiles and in carriages. Most of the population of Stevensville took advantage of the pleasant day by driv ing out into the country. Large num bers of automobiles from Missoula, bound for up .the valley points, passed through here, and numerous people of Missoula were here to spend the day. W, PERRY BAKER IDEAD IN HAMILUON :AFTER LONG ILLNESS OF FOUR MONIIIHS Leading Trial Lawyer of Ravalli County Succumbs to Rav ages of Bright's Disease-Sorrow Felt Throughout Valley -Body Will Lie in State at Courthouse. Hamilton, April 14.-(Special.) William Perry Baker, one of western Montana's best-known lawyers, passed away shortly before 5 o'clock this morning at his home in the city, fol lowing an illness of four months' du ration. News of his death came as a shock to the entire community, al though no hope for his recovery had been held out for the past two weeks. Hamilton and the entire Bitter Root valley is in mourning todlay, as no citi zen of the commurltnity was ever more loved and respected than was Perry Baker. "Judge" 1Baker, as he had come to be familiarly called by his ac Quaintances, was a friend to all who knew him, and his acquaintance ex tended over a large section of Mon tana. His death came as a blow keenly felt by his I.ar associates of this city, all legal business being prac tically suspended for the day. In the practice of law, Perry Baker stood at the top of the profesion. Hte was especially effective in criminal cases and in any case in which he ap peared legal talents were strained in competition. Especially strong were his appeals to a jury, no attorney ap pearing in the local court being his equal in jury arguments. His mnethiis in the courtroom were always ah,,\ reproach andt assisted him in hOlclinu the esteem of everyone connected w\itl a case. In December of lIst year no one looked upon I'erry ltaker as a mlnn marked by death. In frct, he first complained of not feeling right on New Year's day. He then complailned to his law partner, E. (". Kurtz, that all was not right with his eyes. From that time his decline was rapid. His trouble was soon pronounced to be Bright's disease. In hopes that his health might be regained, lie visited the famous Mayo hospital at Rochester for treatment, but nothing more than a stringent diet was prelscribed by the physicians there. it being realized that there was nio hell) for hi1m. Although in a critical condition, he visited the district courtroom on April 3, just 11 days before his death. iHe had pre viously been retained as Miles Roin ney's counsel in the Western News libel suits, his intense interest in the outcome of the cases taking him to the courthouse alive for the last time. During the progress of the Cn'oper Romney case, Attorneys Kurtz, Wag ner and Tolan conferred with the sick man frequently. Perry Baker was acknowledged to be the best trial lawyer of Ravalli county and also was often sought in an advisory capacity by those from other parts of the state. He served four times as county attorney of Ra valli county and while in office at tained a notable' record for'efflicence nad ability. Twice he was a candidate for the judgeshitp in the Fourth judi cial district, comprising Ravalli, Mis soula and Sanders counties. He was a staunch republican and had always taken a leading part in the activities of the party. As a political leader Mr. Baker made many friends all over the Treasurer state. A native of Missouri, born in Lancaster, May 12, 1864, Mr. Baker obtained his ele mentary and crillege olinatlon in that state and was admitted to the hbar by the state supreme court when he was 24 years of age. Shortly after his admission to the bar. Mr. Baker came to the Bitter Root valley, in 1 889. and practiced law in Glrantsdale until that town was absorbed by Hamilton, when he quit the profession of law and took up farming. Mr. Baker was not per mnitted to remain in retirement, for In 1898 he was elected county attorney, being successful in a three-cornered race as the candidate of the populists and indorsed by the silver republicans. In that warm contest one of Mr. Baker's opponents was R. Lee McCul loch, now judge of the Fourth judicial district. In 1900 and 1902 Mr. Baker was re-elected and again in 1906 he was nominated and elected, this time defeating t-enry IT. Myers, now senior United States senator from Montana, after a sharp contest. In 1908 and 1912 Mr. Baker was a republican can didate for district judge. These Women Figure in D. A. R. Fight . " " : Ii .*'ý Left to right: Mrs. Matthew Scott, Ni . Mrs. William Cummings Story, Mrs. i William F. Dennis and Mrs. John M'il ler Horton (lower right). These women are the center of a stormy fight among the Daughters of the American Revolution for official positiolas. His widow and a daughter, EIulalai aged nine, survive him. There are also left as survivors, J. L. Baker, a brother now visiting here from Lancaster, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Peyton and Mrs. H. H. Wayland, both of Hamil ton. Profitable investments and his large law practice netted Mr.' Baker a considerable income, and his family is left in comfortable circumstatnces financially. Mr. Baker was prominent in Masonic circles, being a :12d de gree Mason and a rmmlntier of Algertl temnple of the Mystic Shrine. lie also was an (lod 'ellow andt an Eagle. IHt was brouight up in the arms of the Christian church. Mr. laiker's death is sincerely mourned in Hlamilton, his honie town. Regret is expressed that he sthould be cut down when at the very prime of Ihis activities and just when life was becoming rosy and the outlook of thlie best. At a meeting of the Ravalli (ounty Bar assoe iation in Judge R. Lee lc1 Ctulloch's chambers at the coltrthoullse at 11 o'clock this forenoon, arralnge Itents for the funeral of \V. P. Blaker, so far as his associate lawyers are concerned, were arranged. A cnlimnt tee on irsolutions colllmposedio. i .\ - torneys I'. S. Wagner, G. ('. Arnest land J. 1). Toh, Ir was alppointted, the com nlittee to report in the near flltul~r. A floral comlrntittee was apploinited by Judge t'ti'ulloch as follows: 1l. A. O'Hara, C. M. Parr and (. 'G'. iT. aggs. Elaborate floral offerings will be ga th ered by Ihe bar association to hI, placed ahiit the casket is it rests I, fore the district court benich Ilmor row. The ilmembers of the bar :assoria. tion will escort tile remain thlruiu.h the city on its way to its last restitng place at t'trvallis. The casket containing the ait. r ney's rell;lins will be mnov\d fritlll the laiker residence to the eiiurthotst' Ito nmorrow ,it a representativ., frim et\ry departmnetu of tihe district c("r)lt, Jingie McCullocli having naled thie l f.llo\\ ilg oifficers tIhliy; Judge Ri. Lete eMc't'l loch, Clerk of the Cour'. J. T. c'olghe tneor, Unthder Sheriff Hienry (lilmore, S'ourt Stenographer 1:1. E. ,,ones, Coutlnty Attorney J. 1. Taylor ani I At tor y E. . tKurtz, Mir. Iak .trs Iaiv PERRY BAKER'S DEATH CAUSES REGRET HERE Thel new\\ (of the dealth of Alttre.y WV. P. Bal, r of Hamilton was ret-ei't1 in Missoulia yesterday with Iluch re gret. tlr. IMaker hlias utniy rsajli friends here ani d was almost Is well known ill Misoulla as throughout the: Bitter IRoot. 1To, the t l(m erlllns of i lt ' \liss)oula bat his death means a lIIIS w\hictl is keenly felt. As an iexltres sintl of this foiling land in respecti to() thle tmlll'llry h()h dt.l)lrtlll Ints o(f the district court were adjourned yester day imriilin. until Thursdity. Itpon receiplt of tll news of Mr. tBa.keIr' dleath, Judge F. C'. Webster, lipreshhlnt if thei .1lissoula 'ounty tHi r assol,cin tion, callled that hidly tiogethe(r in spe- hial session at thle coiurtlhouse. J'uitge WeVbster spoke fedlingly of the sadcl t'occasion which ptroInptedtl him to catll the meeting and paii a triuite, to theF life and work of Attorney Baker. iIRs retaks were follo wed by i , short talk lng the shmue lines Iby Judge W oody. A committe, (consisting )t'f Attorniys IV. L. Murlhy, A Iles uionF and Johln H. T)lan was appointe.d to liarranli plDans for th ie lmtiers iof the hbar association to go to tlhntll ton to attend the flnttrail on WeVtlnes dly anll to purchoase sitalble floral tributes. Another commllllttce consist ing of Judge \V'oitdy, Ii. H. Parstons, Henry (. Stiff, ('. N. Mtadeen and A. J. Violitte was applointedt tot draw t)up suitililt' resolutions of regret anti con dolence. It was decided that mlost of the local members of the bar as sociation would go to Ifalilliton in the morntng train TVednesdtlay to at tend thle funeral services. Sour Stomach. This is a nlild forml of indigestion. Eit slowly, masticate your food thor oughly and take one of C(hamberlain's 'utahlts just after sulppler and it may be avoided. For salt by all druggists. MARON[Y TAKES UP PASSENGERS AVIATOR'S WIFE AND MISS RAF TERY THE FIRST WOMEN TO FLY IN MONTANA. SIellena, April 14.-(Speelal.)---When T. T. Maroney, Montana's only licensed aviator, this morning traveled more than 23 milets above the broad acneres of the Prickly Pear valley, he estab lished a ricord for high altitude flights with pass.IengeCrs in the United States; anld 'when Miss leletn Rltftery, daug'h ter of .1 . IL taftery, and Mrs. Maroney went inoft with hint, they won the dtlstin.tion oft being the first wonttIt in thet state to fly in an aeroptlane, tnd he third andt foturth paissenigers int the state, Mironiey lthaving pire v inusly taktsn aI ,wassger up at (meat halls. and Ely htivinti taken at ttmta up ait hittle. utit tneither of these fotrmer toissenger flights cituld comtpare with lthse of today. .lMrs. \tla'lney, thouigh it twas her first tri, t a.. lits thoughl shlie tad oeenll i''ustan d lill her life to airo platning. "It heats lillhousewtortk," shlit l]utonicially remarked as she returned from an tll- ile spin. "It's limy first litste of it, but I intttnl to go up ftie Itlu ntl, now." Slit, is the nmothter of five' clhiltren, bint felt no fea- at aIll I,tiaNuset of the great confidence she has its her hushandil's ability. hoth Mrs. Marony andit Miss Itaf tery w'ore the lathelr tr'ouaser,'s and the coat of an aviator. ''The flights tt'rmade o)ver the plowedl grioundll oil the north side of tilt valley, under the nisi plluniing Irr'ig tlion project, the Sitaton' flying there tandil hiaik froit the city, a distlani'e of nine milets. Miss ltaftelry wats lthe first to is t ulll withIi hind, tatId 1 e.olllse it was in et'xsi'ai etilt, atit no iti didl hoe rise air' then it lnnihreld feet. With hiM v ife, ho tiwe'er, he rose to It height if at least :;10t feet. THOMPSON FALLS Thompson halls, April 14.-(Spao eial.t- -MA. rald Mrs. I'. Whalen and chitlr'n were visitors frouitm hitllnet Friday. Henry A\. lierritlc otf gIreait Falls and Max ligenti (of ltlutte arrived with Setnattlr' Eld I 'inll:ltl Tihursday to i'irenew the plllls llland note (1i 1 ) progrelss Imaide byV thel Thoplllson Falls I owver (.toml li iny. Marian Larson of 'i'noat ('ree, spntol Sundayl with 'Thlilltptsun frintds. Thi ht , (reanil season opened Satur day in Suoi'renstil's drug store, and thli new sanitary' salt: fountalllllin will soon) he dlispensing iagreeil.. lilt' drinks. Rubliy' Mosnhr of Missnnli .Ilpetnt Suitn day with lher falotlr, Shleriff WVillianm Misier. MA's. A. I,. Anderson returned Satur iday frotit a nii tii's visit wilh 'reI l ii\tes inll Mllsso.la and l it tle. \\W illinll Kirby of h\\'lit.line hrouitght his little diliglle( r, Elslh.,t , ,here, for thei pirpost of placing her in the Th iti p sni sichool. Miss IEsther will make her huinl(,' with the lt entis f miitily i- on C'ilrll Ml llon arrived hien'l fllrom ll1tto 'lihirsday tni st.nt llt , w\ k-end at the' ranch home of her unol, \V. (l. t I illtn. Miss MeItont leftl Moindiay fo.' her nm!.r I tel iin the r .leservation. .]ildge A. la. llunl an arrivel I'hlt.. afternoon from Missoula nld opened cou.rt Saturday moriniing. A sentolne' of six y.iears wais iproo n1x.id iupon .Tack Vernon who haii plendedl guilty itl the charge of whitie slavery iti W'ednestdny in the justlhe court. hltnry A. liave. of Iheleunli, sutlat si1 pe'rintendl nt iiof )publ[ lnstrnlll.ltion, vis iled thn, Thlimipsol wlhiol ,.Mom)ily. Victor Soward ofl ItIlkntip was itrans acting bilsi.tess r t iiatulrday. lEva Coo'.lkso.n vislted ovir Siuniday in Eddy, tvwhere shlit tailghlt school lust year. The tw\vn is grading ITlUpper Railroadll avenute east friom the town hall. Mesdames Schultz and Warwlek will entertain Trinity guRildl Thursday aftern)oon at the formenr's homie. Walter Angst ilhas deliveretd setverail consignmnll its of tre'es, etc. frotli the Oregun Nurser y company to local cllustomiers ldulring the Ipast week. 'I'Thi' generouls planting antId atre'O of nlr stry stock is thie groit.tuteht pousllht Aid by mlnat to the nitural benuity itf the tlhic:t. Peter Carter of the Plains the atorium exhibits his first moving pic ture show at 1)oenges' hall Thursday night, M1r. Carter expects to give regular performances (fhursday and Sunday evenings. The Rebekahs gave their monthly entertainment Saturday night, consist ing of cards, fine lunch and dance. They make a charge of 25 cents per adult, and realized $13.60 at this en tertainment. Ed. Frazier won gen tlemen's prize and Henry Florin the ladies' prize by substituing for Mrs. Ed Fitzgerald, who already had a good score. Consolation prizes were awarded to Mrs. George L. Sorensen and Joe Florin. The high water of Prospect creek has caused the engineers some anxiety concerning the electric power dam,. which a crew of men llave been strengthening for the past three days and diverting the waters from under mnining the upper conduit pipe. SPELLING BEE HELD AT RAVALLI ENTERTAINMENT OF OLD-FASH IONED VARIETY PLEASES RESERVATION PEOPLE. Ita\;Illi, April 1I1. i(S sp i1.) .\t a speltling tniatch h hld S:aturdlav ;it I.; talli. In w\\hich Arlee,. Itavalli, V\ llet t'reek andt St. lgnatit.s seltui . par tnllnl \till ]glll o Iot li till t vtn ich will s ell l :against-; the stl(hols of Ito IEsthter ltili.ey, Itioon ic Lorentlz anl iconsisted of It setting of rlpi, gtn e'g"gs, given I)y VW. II. Sabin; L lfoln h ill It ll t il p bly 11r. 1 Iecikiith ild $1.EA0 dot BOAd by vlr. 1ORx ERSll. AfStr JEh spelling nl:ilh St. LIgnattu and Arlho schools lurked io1rn il n glhri 1s, fIst . Itl furious h I ase ll ga.mI' iin w lich ihe fil ttst spirit milid good ll h n Il lil t ied, ai 'ii tii the is. n ni I dltl' i I tl hii Ilill tH tlll ili IIIit:1 ti tall I lies Illf the .' ne i1111' o ittii 'it'e Al I - lee .,\un h" It scoreo tlll ' t3 1 11. l ossrs, i terg lik\ith, I'iendry, lll le y :tau l'tltton etl hslhdl fIlls , on viable. record for long', iid, entiiii.'iais li i and nI''er-say-die routing. They ar'e fans of the red hlood V ,Ivety and Ve'ry hard at it. HEALTH BOARD ORDERS STEVENSVILLE CLEANED S t'vensvill. is Ilt t 1 lirly lo\Wl', hill Ihl, piltn of the It\Vll h)oa 'd of health is c1t'ried out, ,tevenst ille will he the cllan stl little ,ity il \vwestern MIIonltanla issued aill .rtl t that all s1 eets nld alleys of the lui\vn muist he hleanel d (tit by3 that slati I , tall alll' iy people h 1'e Stl'veus\ illc is not i dtrey town, hoil there is the ;iI 1ull ne lrlrll tll lilll III litter : 4iI r goshlih of the W ilnter \\hihl mulllst lt, hlea 'ret nI, , uinu illtls, Jil1 pli'lllises aIse cleard by Mr ty I 1he hoard \\i11 tak" nltiont. The hoard is uixihus Itl see the t,1 W\l cleh red of e\'' lr\ttilg that resemlhles lrnsh h for, fly tillie :indl remotve the mia se Iefl'ore fly -s 'attilg' time arriv'l s. Rheumatism Affects Lungs Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Phthiais, Asthma and Anemia Often Direct ly the Result of Rheumatic Blood. If you have a persistent, nagging bron chial cough beware of cough remedies. They are merely local in outlon, and if they do relieve it is the narcotics that do It. What you require Is a blood puri tier, it sctrching antlidlte that removes from the circulation the acid poisons that by their reflexes attack all weakened, suseeptiblo lsots and thlus create local symptoms. The very best renmed known is Swift's Sure Spelflc. You will lfind It on sale In any drug store at $1.00 per bottle. It goes straight Iito the blhsxl, betcomes an Internal blood both, wonder. fully increasos the red corpuscles, cures all the local fever spots and Irritations. increases appetite, you take on flesh arnt feel a wonderful sense of renewed strength. Hundreds of people worried beyond control at cough, pains in the chest, more throat and constant expectora. tlion of thick mucous have experienced tho most wonderful change after using S. S. S. All doubt and apprehension is gone, those peculiar Iains and aches vans lsh, there follows a period of most In tense rejolclng to find that worst fears were based entirely upon a mistaken no tion that cough and chest pains come from the lutngs. These are rheumatic conditions, and you will quickly realize It after using S. S. S. for a few days. (let a bottle of S. S. S. to-day at the drug store and then say good-by to all those pains that have worried you. Write to The Swift Specific Co., 127 Rwift Bldg., Atlanta, Gta., for medical advice and wonderful facts concerning the greatest blood remedy ever known. FRANK LATIMER Is still on the RAVALLI-POLSON AUTO STAGE LINE Headquarters POLON - - - MONTANA MISSOJI.IAN W\ANT ADS BRlNG QUICK R~eSULT. $20 Suits, Coats and Dresses The greatest line that you ever bought from; special $14.75 Materials of the highest class order. The coats are from superb qual ity Bedford cords, from serges and innumerable fancy weaves; me dium and long styles. The suits arc nobby plain tailored serges and fancy semi B.ulgarian type. The I dresses are from mcdi uim-weight French serge fromr mes saline and various sum mer-like fabrics. As before stated, sam ples are in cluded gen uinelv worth $20.00. Special, at Fourteen Seventy-Five AA6AAW CLUB CIGAR STORE POPULAR RESORT FOR MEN. MISSOULIAN HEADQUARTERS ALL PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE W.B. M'Laughlin Proprietor HAMILTON, MONTANA AUTO STAGE Itavalli to St. lgnatius. Mets all trains J. C. LUALLIN 'l'elephone. Itavalli hotel. IlHadquarters, Ravailli, Mont. AUTO STAGE RAVALLI TO POLSON. Stevens-Duryea, ?-Passenger Touring ('ar Making aily Trips. .l( I )LBl E3Itv'S, Prop. Meets 41 West-bound, and 42 East bou nl. Careful Drivers AUTO STAGE RAVALLI TO POLSON Overland Car Passengers from 41 in the morning and makes 42 in the ievning. Careful Drivers J. N. DUDI)LEY. Pron. R. G. HULL Auto Service Ravalli, Monta.na riaily trips across the reservatiol . First-class service. Careful drivers. IRA SALSBURY Auto Service Ravalli to Poison Headquarters. St. Ignatius Bateman Transportation Co. Stage and Auto Service be tween Ravalli and Poison Connects at Ravalli with Northern Pacific trains east and west. Con wects at Poison with the Klopdyke iteamer. Ravall. Montania.