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THE WESTERN NEWS.
Hamiltoh. Ravalli oounty. Mont. | MILES ROMNEY. Editor Published Every Wednesday. •3.00 Weekly. one year, in advance..... Weekly, al* months. In advance.......... 1.00 Weekly, ono year. 1 1 not in advance..... 2J0 Weekly, all months, If not In advance.. 1.35 feteredat the Post-Office at Hamilton an Second-Class Matter Advertising rates furnished on applica tion. OffICIAL PAPIR OP RAVALLI COUNTY. CITY PRINTERS. To Advertiser.«. The Western News guarantees a boni» Ado Circulation larger than any other two Kavalli county papers combined. Advertising con tracts will be made subject to this guarautce. WEDNESDAY, ÇEB. 7, IM It is very probable that there will be some red-hot city elections in Mon tana towns this spring, as some big blotches of blood are visible to the naked eye is several spots on the moon. The Lewistown Eagle, of which the irrepressible T. J. Johns is man ager, ia the latest journalistic venture in Montana. It is a typographical beauty, well edited and patronized, democratic in politics and with every appearance of a stayer. It is believed that the acute stage in the Kentucky situation is passed. Immediately after the death of. Goe bei, Lieutenant Governor Beckman was qworn in. The democrats have the best of the situation from a legal standpoint and the odinm of the dead democratic leader's foul assassination rests upon Taylor and his republican partisans. It is probable that Beck man will rule as governor of Ken tucky daring the next foar years. Minnesota still takes the lead as the greatest wheat-producing state in the Union, the number of bushels raised in 1|©9 being 62.223,581. North Dakota comes second with 61, 768,680. Montana is credited with 1,792,985. Illinois is the greatest corn-growing state, having a record of 247,150,332 bushels. Iowa is a close second with 212,249,841. Mon tana is credited with 18,921 bushels of corn, strange as it may seem. The British army under Buller has crossed the Tu^ela river for the third time to attempt the relief of Lady smith and stirring news from South Africa is expected at 'most any mo ment. The British are just now com mencing to realize that they are up against the real thing. Their cas ualties already number nearly 10, 000, and over 200,000 British are en gaged or en route. The British must inevitably win in the end by the sheer force of overwhelming numbers and resources, bat what would hap pen if things were reversed and 40. 000 British were opposing a Boer em pire with a million available men? Several marriages of late between white men and negreeses has caused some of the Etate paperp to rem^-V the necessity of a law against l cegenatioD, says the Yellowstone Journal. Such laws have their ex istence in almost all of the, states, Rnd it is argued Montana should not be behiud in the matter. While noth ing can be said against such statu tory enactments, there are some peo ple who think that if a white man or woman is so devoid of pride as to be he willing to enter into such a mar riage the law should not interfere. This may be so, but the law should not sanction the propagation of off spring that is neither one thing nor qnotber. . SOME dOOD ADVICE. It is some very plain advice the Spokane Chronicle offers the people <ft Montana, and incidentally those of Idaho and Washington who are rosb jpg months in advance to secure pas fag«» for Cape Nome. "Don't," it fsya. "chase the shimmering nothing ness of the cold northern lights. | Stay at hume. Get to work and ex- j | plore the mountains of Montag— . and there is every reason to believe there is all the wealth there yon need de sire. Stay on your side of the bound ary if you want to, till you have sam pled every rock that pokes its nose above the ground—spend your spare cash for giant powder instead of steamer tickets—hustle, for capital to develop the mining districts east of the Idaho boundary while Spokaue does her best to develop those on this side of the line, and pulling to gether we will build up a great min ing country in the rich northwest where the sons of the men who are now stampeding to Cape Nome can find work to keep their mothers and sisters ont of the poor house and the rescue homes." It is likely the ad vice will be wasted upou a great many. Men are not in the habit of listening to reason when there is a chance, however remote, to make a fortune in a little while. the per ter we a IRELAND AND IRISHMEN. It is funny, sometimes, to see the American Irishmen's devotion to motherland, says the Salt Lake Trib une, He could not be driven back there to live, with a whip of scorpions. If he bad always lived there he would have had but poor fare and no pos sible opportunity for expansion or to show the elements of strength within him. And still each ono is ready tp get up and fight, for old Ireland. Many a boy who grew up in the east ern states, came west and lived in the mountains a few years, has been par alyzed on returning to find that the creek in v.hich he waded when a boy doesn't aroonnt to a small irrigation ditch, and the hill on which he coast ed in the winter is really not rising ground. In the same way Ireland is magnified by memory until it be comes the greatest country on earth. We are reminded of this by the no tice (hat John B. McDonald, who has just taken a 135,000,000 contract to ran a tunnel under New York city, and who built the great tunnel one and one-half miles long under Balti more, which was pnt down as one of the most daring engineering feats ever attempted, was twenty years ago an Irish boy in Ireland. If he had remained there, he would have worn out his life in a hopeless effort to make headway in a field which permitted no expansion, and which held no elements of wealth. lar of the the of of 4t by ot is a WHOSE TURN NEXT? _ . The above query is pregnant with significance to every independent business man in Hamilton. There arej . .. ., ... , ... many besides the publisher of the | Western News whose views on po- j be litical, and other matters, are not in exact accord with those of Viceroy i 0 J I McGiuty, and who will not knuckle and cringe before him. Isn't it a fair 27 presun.ption that each one of these .... . , , , , . will be singled out by the viceroy is and dealt with in tarn? Emboldened by any success in this line that he n may achieve isn't it likely that SnpL McGinty may at any time pronounce his ukase against some other of Ham ilton's independent merchants, pro fessional men. blacksmiths, butchers, saloonmen, liverymen or other bnsi n>*ss men? No one knows who will b, singled oqt- next, to be mined in . . , , . .... business and driven out of the conn try, that he may be replaaed by some favorite of McGiuty's, and which are P imported in job lots from the obscure eastern village from which the vice , roy hails and where he still pays the: ' r bulk of his taxes. I BLo far as the Western News is con cerned, if McGinty were backed by ., D . ... D , ' . , the Rothschilds, Rockefellers and re incarnated ghost of Jay Gould he could not freeze it out. When yupt. McGinty first started his little '.'freeze-out'' game and the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. boy cotted the Western News, for a few i .U weeks the pressure of the tightening-,. * ' . : folds of the Anaconda about this pa- ; per afforded a pretty correct imita tion of the etnhnyce of the Boer oor | set around Ladysmith, but the inde- j j parlent business men of Hamilton . and neighboring towns, recognizing the içsue, are sustaining the little pa per splendidly, and every day rein forcements from the ranks of the 1,500 independent ranchers of the Bit ter Root valley are reaching us and we now have no fear of the outcome. Election Proclamation. We, J. R. Rawlins, W. E. Gleason and E. A. Johnson, constituting the board of county commissioners of Ra valli county, Montana, by virtue of an order made by said board at its regu lar quarterly meeting on Dec. 12th, 1899, to wit: "On motion it was duly ordered that there be submitted to qualified electors of the county, a proposition to bond the county in the sum of $20,000 for the purpose of building a court house, and it was ordered that a special elec tion be held on Tuesdav, the 20th day of February, 1900, for the purpose of determining the question." Now therefore, by virtue of the above order and the laws of the State of Montana, we do hereby proclaim that there will be an election held on the 20th day of February, 1900, as by the above order provided. Hereof take notice. Dated this 20th day of January,1900. J. R. Rawlins, Chairman. W. E. Gleason, E. A. Johnson, Constituting the Board of County Commissioners, of Ravalli County, Montana. Attest: HOWARD. D. SMART. 4t County Clerk. Stpry of a Slave, Tobe bound hand and foot for years by the chains of disease is the worst form of slavery. George D. Williams, ot Manchester, Mich., tells how such a slave was made free. He says: "My wife has been so helpless for five years that she could not turn not over in bed alone. After using two bottles of Electric Bitters, she is wonderfully improved and able to do her own -work.'. This supreme remedy for female dis eases quickly cures nervousness, sleep lessness, melancholy, headach«*, back ache, fainting and dizzy spells. This miracle-working medicine is a god send to weak, sickly, run down people. Every bottle guaranteed, Onlv 50 cents. Sold by Bitter Root Drug company. Do You Want a Calendar? The biggset—and best—calendar ever issued by any American railroad is now being distributed by the Bur lington Route. It has twelve sheets, one of each month of the year. On each sheet is a striking illustration of some feature of the Burlington's service or of the territory reached by its lines—the government fast mail running at full speed; a tourist car on its way to Cal ifornia; engine 1591, the largest pass enger engine in the world: a. library car a compartment sleeper; the Bur lington station at Omaha; a dining car; a monster freight train; Estes Park, Colo; the plunge bath at Hot Springs, S. D., Yellowstone Falls, etc. 30c The drawings from which the pie tures were madc are by Louis Braun hold, of Chicago, and cost several hundred dollars - The size of the calendar is 22x28. The dates are in big ty pe which can be read at a distance of 50 feet. For business offices the Burlington caleu i 0 "" 1 s'tnp'y'"valuable. I Purchased in large quantities, the calendars cost the Burlington Route 27 cents apiece. With postage, pack in& ' etc " they «present an invest ment of about 35 cents. Our price is ^ cents _ 10 cen ts less than cost. Write for one; stamps will do. If it is n °t satisfactory, send it back and your indomitable money will be promptly refunded. J. FRANCIS, General Passenger Agent, Omaha. Neb. ] j Bismarck's Iron Nerve. Was the resultof his splendid health. will and tremendous energy are not found where Stomach, Fiver, Kidneys, and Bowels are out of order. If you want these qualities and . .__ „ n , the success thev bring, use Dr. King s New Life Pills. They develop every P ower of brain and body. Only 25c at Bitter Root Dru £ Co ' Second Hand. , . tJ „ Goods bought and sold. Cash pa : d I for rubber., copper, brass and zinc. All kinds of furniture repaired wi h neatness and dispatch. Store t> 0 doors west of Hotel Hamilton. Frai k Mavnard, Prop. * ^*.^ red It Saved His L eg. A. Danforth, of LaGrauge, G<., intensely for six mon hs frightful running sore on I is leg, but writes that Bucklen's Aruira Salve wholly cured it in ten days. For Ulcers. Wounds, Burns. Boils .' , : Pat" or Piles it s the best salve in the ; WO rld. Cure guaranteed. Only 25c Sold by the Bitter Root Drug Co. j ern News o(Iice Calling cards, latest styles, at West $25,000 -IN— Cash Premiums ARK BEING OFFERED BY THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER —FOR— Nearest Correct Guesses on the Population of the United Staates To be reported by the U. S. Census Bureau for 1900. The first cousus of the United States was taken In 1S10. Since then every succeeding ten years. The result of euch census has been as fol ows: Year. Pop. I Year. Pop. 1810.. .. 7.239,881 ! 1860...31,443,321 1820.. .. 9.633,822 | 1870. . .38,558,371 1830. .. 12,866,020 j 1880.. 50,155.783 1840.. . 17,069.453 j 1890.. 62,622,250 1850.. . 23,191,876 | Here you have the Usures of a hasts of calcu lation'. The problem now Is: What will be the population of the United States, exclud ing recent acquisitions, but the total of States. Territories afid the District of Col umbia! To the First Nearest » $3,000 00 Correct Guess Received 1 To the Second................ 1,500 00 To the Third................. 750 00 To the Fourth................ 500 00 To the Fifth.................. 250 00 To the Sixth................. 200 00 To the Seventh.......... To the next 10, each 5100, amounting to.......... To the next 50, each S50, amounting to.......... To the next 100, each $25, amounting to.......... To the next 500, each $10, amounting to. ....... To the next 1.530, each $5 amounting to.......... 150 00 1,000 00 2.500 00 2.500 00 5,000 00 7,650 00 Total number of premiums, <CQ C OOO 3,11)7, amounting to HEADERS OF THE Western Dews can avail themselves of l his offer by payment to ns of a year's subscription to The West ern News and tlio ^WEEKLY ENQUIRER.* C ST NG ONLY »3. GO. In case of t ie guesses, money to lie equally divided. The Enquirer's national reputation Is a sufficient guarantee for faithful and ex act performance of all its obligations. Make your payments direct to us in person or by mail. CALL ON OH ADDRES.s WESTERN NEWS, Hart) ilton, Mont. Report of Census Bureau is usually made in July. IS Local Market Report. The quotations given below are the prevailing prices Wednesday morning and are subject to change at any time: Apples $1@$1.25 per box. Butter, ranch 25ç per lb., creamery 30c per lb. Eggs, 17,'je per doz. Potatoes, 80c per 100 lb Hay—Wild, $7.50(Æ58.00; mixed, $8. 50@$9.50; timothy, $11.00. Baled. Oats, $1.25@$1.35 per 100 lbs Wheat 40c@60c per bushel. Onions, 9oc per 100 lbs. Cabbage, 51 per 100.lbs. Beets, 45c per 100 lbs. Carrots, 40c per 100 lbs. Turnips, 60c per 100 lbs. To Take i Ik in Thin, pale, anaemic girls * need a fatty food to enrich! their blood, give color to* ] ; their cheeks and restore their | j ; health and strength. It is $ safe to say that they nearly ! all reject fat with their food. | COD LIVER OIL W/TH HYP0PH0SPH/TES of UNE < SODA is exactly what they require ; it not only gives them the im portant element (cod-liver oil) in a palatable and easily di gested form, but also the hypo phosphites which are so valua ble in nervous disorders that usually accompany anaemia. SCOTTS EMULSION is a S fatty food that is more easily digested than any other form of fat. A certain amount of flesh is necessary for health. You can get it in this way. We have known per sons to gain a pound a day white taking it, ;oc. and $i.oo, ail druggists. SCOTT It BOWNE, Chemists, New York. The Bitter Boot Stable _ Is the Place __ TO PUT UP YOUR TEAil When You Come to Hamilton. HofSCS BOcUxIccl at Reasonable Rales. Our Livery teams are fresh; Our rigs are neat, clean and stylish. Conveyances to any part of the coun try. Moderate Prices. ^ JAMËS R. RAWLINS, Proprietor. § Central Meat Market. m' W. E. WAKEHAM, Prop. ■ Keeps Constantly on Hand the Choicest Beef, Veal, Mutton and Pork And everything found in a first-class market. Fish and Oame In Season A Share of the Public Patronage Solicited. THE HAMILTON BAKERY. IS THE PLACE TOGET FRESH BREAD, 'SCa—. PASTRY, ROLLS. CONFECTIONS», ETC. Everything licit is to be found in a first class bakery at living prices. GIVE US A CALL. JACOB HELWIG, Proprietor. "LUCKY JOE" Dealer in .J*.* <7* JEWELRY. CIGARS, T< IBACCO, CONFECTIONERY. FISHING TACKLE, NOTIONS. REH ESTATE BOl'IillT AnDSOID. Houses, Lots and Ranches for sale Mining Property, Etc. Tlie Hamilton Novelty Works is the place to go to BICYCLE DOCTORED Or to Runt an uusy running whee opposite west. nr t Thnmmnn ern news office 1 1 nuinpaori Handsomely fitted and appointed. | SALOON and BILLIARD HALL CLUB ROOHS, POOL TABLES. CHOICEST GRANDS O - UHncs, EUjuors $ Cigars SOLD OVER CUR BAR. LUCAS BLOCK. O'Brien & McCauley, Props. ^cnlsj.u, «P « -s* 0 "ECTIN 0 Hf* DISEASE R Karl's Clover Root Tea Beautifies the Complexion, Purifies the Blood, g-i ves a Fresh, Clear Skin. Cures Con ^Patjon, Indigestion, and all Eruptions of the Skin. An agreeable Laxative Nerve 1 onic. Sold on absolute guarantee by all druggists at 25c. t 60c. and 91.00. 3. C. WELLS & CO.. LEROY. N- Y. SOLE PROPRIETORS FOR SALS BY the Bitter Root Drvig Co., Hamilton, Mont. Professional Cards. C IIUTCHFIELD & DUAFFEN. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. Office itt Ravalli County Bank B'l'd'g. Hamilton, - - Montana. Ge( EO. McGUATH, M. D. C. M G roduste of Quran ('olles«. MEDALIST IN MEDICINE , SURGERY and OBSTETRICS Otfico over Ravalli County Rank. Hamilton, - - Montana 1 ). N. REFER, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office: Corner Third and Bedford street« opposite Ravalli hotel. Hamilton, - - Montana R. LEE McCULLOCH. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR* AT-LAW. HAMILTON, $250.00 REWARD. Will he paid by the undersigned members of the Ku valll i Vmnty Stock Growers' Associa tion for information leading to theconvlctloi. of any person or persons found stealing, killing or maiming any cattle belonging to the moru tiers of said Association. ( G. \V. WAttn Rony Mc I. non 1*. H. Kuwakus Marcus Dai.y John A. Summers S igned • W. B. IIaim,an Feud W'Ktin B s. Chaffin & Buo. I J. E. Logan j K. L. Billion I J. L. lllTMIll.E. Hamilton, Mont. Aug. 10 Ittw. FRATERNAL SOCIETIES. A. E. & A.M.. Ionic Lodge No. 38,-Meets in Odd Kclicw's Hall, Hamilton, second and fourth Friday evenings In each month All good Masons invited cordially. J. I'. Kooeits. vy. m. J. J. SotmiwiCK, Secretary. A ■ O. U. W„ Hamilton Lodge No. 30.—Meets every second and Fourth Thursday even ings at S p. m. _ _ _ E. J. Mounts. M. W. H. G hover. Recorder. 1 , 0 . I edge. No, 48. (With I ». Ï ' u *o Lodge lie« been eousolidat (I.) Meets every Monday eveuing at 8:30 o dork in tldd Fellow': — C. J. CnosiiY. Secretary day e Hall. E. L. Burns. N U N . OK T\. Ravalli Lodge. No. 38.. Hamilton Meets every Tuesday Might In Eonger'a nail. Vising Knights are cordlully Invit u to at fend. John .1. Howi.ev, K. ok It. and 9. i has. M. Johnson, c. C. H Alt ITY LODGE No. II. T.O.O.E.meete the < d . 'J 1 'Wednesdays of each month at ■ g. u, r . Hal 1. Jl NN'K WkaTHERFOUD, N. G. NNic Adair. Secretary O. T. M. Bitter Root Tent No. 8. Ramll >• Meets every Friday evening at 7::*> lock Inl.O O. F. Hall. Visiting Knlghte ordially 'nvlted to attend. ,, \Vm. Riimuvugu. Ooinmander U. Mi.iicrk MuttiusuN. Record Keeper (*1 W. A., Hamilton Camp No. 5004, meet« ' 1 -every Tuesday evening, at Odd Fellow*' 11a 11. Visiting members, in good standing, cordially invited to attend. ' W. II. Fierce, V. O. Jso. G. Leibel, Clerk. The Cottage Hotel NORTH SECOND STREfcl. Good e\m Rooms j* ^ * + Tabic Supplied with the Best the Market Affords. Only White Relp empioytd Mrs. Jasper Stanley.