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THE WESTERN NEWS.
Bamiltoi. Ravalli county Mont. MILES ROMNEY. Editor Published Evkky Wednesday. »••kly. one year. In advance............ **•* Week ly. el x mon tha, lu advance.......... I W Weekly, one year, if not m advance..... â.W Wßfügly, tlx mouths« If luit lu sdvaiiw.. for eous ■tatared at the Post-OlHce at Hamilton as Qgèond-l'leu Mailer ' Advertising rates furnished on appltca OPSICIAL PAPBR OP RAVALLI COUNTY. CITY PRINTERS. To Advertisers. Ths Western News guarantees a bona fide Circulation larger than any other two Ravalli county papers combined. Advertising con tracts will be made subject to this guarantee. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14, 1900. Dispatches from Paris and Berlin tell of the reception of Dr. Leyds by the French and German ministers, and of his presence at st^tp dinners given by President Lonbert and Em peror 'William. He has alab been officially received by Bnssia. Holland, Belgium and Portugal. Yet the U. S. state department as ■arts that no Boer diplomat will be received here, because the Transvaal is not independent and is net quali fied to tend mil listers abroad. does ei by the of An individual has the same right to locate at Nome as at any other place in the United States. The same gfneiRl mining laws applies there as it. does, in every other state or terri tory in the Union. No leases of the beaches have or can be made. Any one can mine on the beaches, as the dopes below high water mark are l^eld in trpst by the government for In the meantime, A the future state. they may tje mined by the first men j to get onto them, who will hold t)ieir ground solely by actual posses sion.—Mining World. CHARACTER ASSASSINS. Most unfortunate for Montana are the scenes now being enacted at Wash ington in the airing of factional dirty linen. Men who prior to the meeting of the last legislature were considered reputable citizens, have 6een their former good names blackened by the jjerjnred testimony of a hired thug the ly ing est ^ _ _ I ing Private affairs of prominent busine6B ■ men nave undergone »thorough over- ^ hauling, as the result of a knewing be ipaionatiou of some car who desires tp stand in, and the motives of nearly •very member of the legislature have been impugned in one way or another tjiat some seeming factional advan tage might be held op with a grin ning, grunting satisfaction, for hang ers-on to howl over. Save for the blnsh of shame that •very honest man feels for his Btute fpr harboring auch criminals, no loy al citizen of Montan^ cares aught, fpr the quantity iir.quality of missiles burled by one faction at the other; tjut when an honest, uprig ht man, a thoroughly respectable and respected qitizen, a man who has served the people with honor to tlje state and credit to himself and against whom qot even the boldest character assas sin baa ever dared to breathe a breath qf suspicion, is dragged into the bull ing by having his bank account ex amined with a view to casting suspi cion upon him, right then comes the tjrpe when every honest citizen should ijne np in bis wrath and rebel. Of all cowardly assaults and damn able plots ever made or conceived, in the attempt to saddle calumny upon an heneet man's shoulders, the dastardly insinuation that callpd Hon. Joe. K. Toole to Washington to de tfmA hie good name stands pre-em inently the most degraded and fiend ish. What do these factionaseek? Are they not satisfied with disclosing each others methods? Do they guage gi ber men's honor and consciences by their own? When a roan like Jos. K. Toole is B ot shielded from the insinuating •blfts of maligning ghouls, 'tis tim« ed for the devil to begin inventing new pies i ness. torments. Of course, after he had reached | Washington and manifested his right- ! ing eous indignatiou ; »11 that part of the ; from testimony relating to Gov. Toole was expunged from the record, but that does not obliterate the fact of a sus picion haviug been cast . The act of ei pnnging from the record is like the leader of the mob, after lynching the wrong man, apologizing to the widow by saying "the lmigh is on us." The latest outrage is that of drag ging two members of the supreme oourt to Washington for the pur pose of having them testify before the investigating committee. It is, of course, not known for what pur pose they are called, but si neu P er ' jury runs riot, there is no telliug. but that sopae knave may have tried to im plicate them with some Bhady transac tion of one of the factions. The whole business is a dis gusting affair and it will require a nnmberof years for Montana to out live its effects. A PLAIjS BUSINESS PROPOSITION. On next Tuesday the special elec tion will be held to pass upon the proposition to bond the county in the sum of $20,000 to build a court house. On that day the taxpayers must determine whether a court bouse to cost $20,000 shall be built at once or whether they desire to take chances on having a $5,000 or, what is more provable, a palatial $50,000 structure built at some indefinite time in the future, meanwhile leaving the coun ty's records, mapy of which could not be replaced in case of loss, in actual jeopardy, and paying rent. This paper believes that the $20, 000 proposition should and will carry by a good majority. The general and an lated most to ty teq is til by of . j sentiment in all parts of the county, go far as we have been able to gather is clearly and unmistakably in favor of it. It is a curious fact that nearly all the heavy taxpayers, who individual ly will contribute most towards pay ing for the building, express them selves heartily in favor of the pro posed issue of bonds, while the loud ..... . . . "* est objections have been raised by persons who contribute scarcely any thing in the way of taxes. It is pos sible that the far seeing "rich.''profit ing by the experience of older settled communities in the eastern states, ^ have recognized the fact that it will be cheaper in the end to build a per - a in the de Are is tim« mauent and stable structure, furnish ed with first-class vaults, than to put up a makeshift structure that will have to be replaced in half a dozer fleeting years. It would seem that the man who pays taxes on a valuation of say $1,000 hadn't ought to lose any sleep be cause of the increase in bis taxes that will We caused by the building of a $20,000 court bouse. The interest at 5 par cent on $20,000 would be $1,000 a year and a small sinking fund of between $500 and $1,000 a year will suffice to pay the bonds in 20 years time. There will be, then, between $1,500 aud $2,000 a year to raise for court bouse purposes, an amount that is equaled by the rent that is being paid at the present time. The total valuation of the county is now nearly $3,000,000. From this any school boy cun figurq that the man who pays taxes qu a, valuation of $1,000 will contribute less than a dollar each year towards paying for the court house. A lunatic who has projected him self into the discussion of the court house question, after working him-, self into, a frenzy and attempting to stir others with his fire-brands fanatical prejudice and local jealous ies, gravely pronounces in favor defeating the $20,000 proposition; then bnilding a $5,000 structure and a little later on patting- up a $25,000 conrt house! The vociferations this candidate for Warm Springs simply serve to call attention to the rankest folly to allow prejudice anything but sound business princi fact that a plain business proposition is under consideration and it is pies to shape ibis mutter of purebuBi ness. To illustrate, when a man is build ing a house for himself he tackles it from strictly a business standpoint and he would simply laugh at an appeal to his prejudices calcu lated to cause hina to lose, sight of the most feasible means of possessing himself of the dwelling. In this connection it souuds funny to hear men who pay taxes on a val uation of $2,000, the major portion of which is in the shape of a $1,000 house, gravely pronounce that a coun ty with nearly $3,000*000 valuation can't afford a $20,000 court house! Development of this county's re sources has scarcely begun. Within teq years, it is. safe to predict, its populatiorTwiH be quadrupled easily and it will continue to grow unceas ingly for, many years. Thp only fear is that in a brief time the county will bave out gröwn the best building that cair'be built for $20,000, In submitting this question at a special election instead of waiting nn til the general electiou uext fall, the county commissioners were actuated by a desire to secure a full and free expression of the popular will of the resident taxpayers, for none but qual ified electors, who were registered not j later than 18k8 can vote. The point of this is that the large transient vote that is recorded in this county in general elections and which, notor iously, in great measure comprises the "cattle" vote will be shut out. Thanks to the commissioners this question must be determined by the resident taxpayers. be dar 27 is not Iv of of and Pnnt T - A Night of Terror. "Awful anxiety was felt for the widow of the brave General Burnham of Machias, Me., when the doctors said she could not live till morning" writes Mrs. S. H. Lincoln, who at tended her that fearful night. "All thought she must soon die from pneumonia, but she begged for Dr. King's New discovery, saying it had more than once saved her life, and had cured her of consumption. After three small doses she slept easily all night, and its further use completely cured her cine is guaranteed to cure all throat, chest, and lung diseases. Only 50c Trial bottle free at Bitter "Îîoot Drug Co. kill --------------- 1 ------■'i a This marvelous medi-' be be a at 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 i.t 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 Tuesday, 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 take notice. joo, as by i. Hereof Dated this 20th day of January 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, A Monster Devil Fish. Destroying its victim, is a type of Constipation. The power of this murderous malady is felt on organs and nerves and muscles and brains. There's no health till it's overc me. Ijut Dr. King's New Life pills are a safe and certain cure. Best in the world for Stomach. Liver, Kidneys and Bowels. Only 25c at The Bitter Ropt Drug Co. * unary,1900. | Î Do You Want a CalenJar? 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 tponth 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 üngton station at Omaha; a dining j car; a monster freight train: Estes Park, Colo; tlie plunge bath at Hot Springs, S. 1)., Yellowstone Palls, etc. The drawings from which the pic tures were made ate by Louis Braun hold, of Chicago, and cost several hundred dollars. The size of the calendar is 22x28. The dates are in big type which can be read at a distance of 50 feet. For business offices the Burlington calen dar is simply invaluable. Purchased in large quantities, the calendars cost the Burlington Route 27 cents apiece. With postage, pack ing. etc., they represent an invest ment of about 35 cents. Our price is 25 cents—10 cents less than cost. Write for one; stamps will do. If it is not satisfactory, send it back and your money will be promptly refunded. J. FRANCIS, General Passenger Agent, Omaha, Neb. Cold Steel Or Death. "There is but one small change to save your life and that is through an operation," was the awful prospect set before Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge, Wis.. by her doctor after vain Iv tryingto cure her of a frightful case of stomach trouble and yellow jaun dic. He didn't count on the m.nvelloi s power of Electric Bitters to cure Stom ach and Liver troubles, but she heard of it, took seven bottles, was wholly cured, avoided surgeon's knife, now weighs more and feels better than ever. It's positively guaranteed to cure Stomach. Liver and Kidney troubles and never disappoints. Price 50c at The Bitter Root Drug Co. * Local Alarket Report. The quotations given below are the prevailing prices Wednesday morning and are subject to change at any time: Apples SI (a SI. 25 per box. Butter, ranch 25c per 11)., creamery 30c per lb. Eggs. 15c per doz. Potatoes, 80c per 100 lb Hav—Wild, S7.50(<i58.00; mixed, S87 SOjy^fÖfSO: timothy. $11.00, B ile 1. Oats, S1.25(«$1.35 per 100 lbs Wheat 40c(rt60c per bushei. Onions, 9oc per 100 lbs. Cabbage, $1 per 100 lbs. Beets, 45c per 100 lbs. Carrots, 40c per 100 lbs. Turnips, 60c per 100 lbs. is A Frightful blunder Will often cause a horrible Burn, Scald, Cut or Bruise. Bucklen's Ar nica Salve, the best in tile world, will kill the pain and promptly heal it. Cures Old Sores, Fever Sores, Ulcers, Boils,Felons,Corns,all Skin Eruptions. Best Pile cure on earth. Only 25 cts a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by jjjtter Root Drug Co. NOTICF. All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to Frank H. Drinkenberg, will please call at the office of F. J. Morris and arrange to settle same. Also anyone wishing to purchase property in Riverview or Riverview addition, call at the same place, tf. F. J. Mokris. « I >11 M—Wl— H— Oi l III - is Baby TooThin? If so, there must be some | trouble with its food. Well ! babies are plump; only the 1 I sick are thin. Are you sure f I food is ail right ? Chil-1 Î *' n «"'* hel P £"' S™Wi | • they must grow if their food * I nourishes them. Perhaps a | = mistake was made in the | I past and as a result the di- I gestion b weakened. If that | is so, don't give the baby | a lot of medicine ; just use ] your every-day common j sense and help nature a | little, and the way to do : it is to add half a teaspoon ful of SCOTT'S EMULSION I ! t I | j | | to the baby's food three or four times a day. The gain will begin the very first day you give it. It seems to \ correct the digestion and | gets the baby started right j again. If the baby is nurs- 1 ing but does not thrive, then ] the mother should take the | emulsion. It will have aj good effect both upon the | mother and child. Twenty-1 five years proves this fact. | [ toe. and tl.oo, all druggists. I SCOTT & BOWNR, Chemists. New York. * || m Ul I lilt I Tl I I "I - 1" -I"' * 1 The Bitter Root Stable I Is the Place A «e TO PUT UP YOUR TEAJT S Lpi When You Como to Hamilton. HofSCS Boâfdcd at Reasonable Hates. ci Our Livery teams are fresh; Our rigs aie neat, clean 8j3 and stylish. Conveyances to any part ol the coun* g« ^ try. Moderate Prices. Ë JAMES R. RAWLINS, Proprietor, g *%'£$> V' IS Central Meat Market. W. E. WAKEHAM, Prop. Keeps Constantly on Hand the Choicest Beef, Veal, Mutton and Pork And everything found in a lirst-ctass market. Fish and (lame In Season A Share of the Public Patronage .Solicited. THE HAMILTON BAKERY, is nu. i l m l t<' g i t - fresh BkEAD, PASTRY, ROLl S CONFECTIONS, ETC. Everything that i. to be found In a first elu-s bakery at living prices. j vtöi/ GIVE US A CALL. JACOB HELWIG, Proprietor. The Hamilton Novelty Works' Is (lie plii get .Mill' . ■ to go to BICYCLE DOCTORED Or lo Rent an easy running wilt t OP p OSITE ERN NEWS office T.L.Thompscn Handsomely fitted an d appointed . Paragon SALOON and BILLIARD HALL CLUB Rcons, POOL TABLES. CHOICEST BRANDS OF mines, Eiders « Cigars * fcO-D CVlR OUR BAR. LUCAS BLOCK. O'Brien & McCauley, Props. Dr. Shilohs Cough and Consumption Cure This is beyond ucstlon the most successful Cough Medi cine ever known to science: a few doses invariably cure the worst cases of Con'll. Croup and Bronchitis, wh !e its won derful success in ti e cure of Consumption is without a par allel in the hi sto'-y of medicine. Since its first discovery it has been sold on a ernarantee, a test which no oth r medicine can stand. • If y eu have a Cough, we earnestly ask you to try it. In United States and Canada 25c., 50c. and $1.00, and in England Is. 2d., 2s. 3d. and 4s. 6d. SOLE PROPRIETORS \ | j 1 ] | | | j vwLL • nvirnifcivn»# S.CWells &C<wj Jr , i I LEROY, N.Y. HAMILTON, CAN. FOR SALE BY the Bittet Root Drug Co., Hamilton, Mont. I * * Estray. Come to my ranch, near Woodside, about the 15th of November, one large white four or five-year-old steer, brand ed Son left thigb. also blotched brand on hip, ear-marked with top notch off left ear and crop off right ear. Owner call, prove property pay charges and take animal. j G. B. Crippen. Professional Cards. Crutchfield & duaffen. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW, Office in Kavalli Countv II ink H'l'd'g j Ha hilton. - - Moxrtw I Ottlei, ovc Hamilton. I J KO. Medium M. 1>. <'. M (irnilimtc of Qihhmi I olio*» Mb:1>A LIST L\ MKDIC1XK* S( 'ItUKH V anti OHS I'hJ /' i/ 78 I>then over Huviilll *'uumy Hunk. Montana D. N. HEBER. PHYSICIAN amt SUliHl.OK t Ottioe: Corner Third and lledfo I sti opposite Ravalli hotel. Hamilton, Montana |\ lee McCULLOt'H ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW. HAMILTON, MONTANA. $250.00 REWARD. Will In- paid I'V the undersigned member* of ilir Ravalli County Stock Urowers' Associa tion for information leading to the con victim of itnv pci son .<r persons found stenling.killin : or nmiiuliiK any cattle la-longiiiK to the inem k'I's of said Association. I ti. w. Ward î Rory McLeod I l*. 11. Upwards M arc-caI) A«.r ! John A*Summkr 8 Signed ■; W. it. Harlan K enn Wann ; Il S. Chaffin A Hro. : .1. K. Logan : U. I,. Hinten I J. !.. IllIMBI.K. Hamilton, Mont. Aug. ID lkW. FRATERNAL SOCIETIES. A. K. h A.M.. Linie Lodge No. 38,-Mopts in Odd Fellow s Hull, I'Hndlloii, second mid Innilli Friday evenings In each month. All gin d Masons invited cordially. J. I*. Rogers. W. M J. J. South wick, Sc-rotary. A ■ O. II. W.. Hamilton Lodge No. 20.—Meet* -very second und Fourth Thursday even ings at II p. m. F. J. Morris. M. W. H. O rover. Recorder. I . O. O. FJPan-iltnn. I edge. No. 4f>. (With n hit'll 8hiilkitho Lodge li»" been consolidat 'd.) Meets every Monday evening ut 8:30 o'clock 111 Odd Fellow's Hull. F. L. Burns. N U C. J. Crosby. Sooretary. K. OF P„ Ravalli Lodge. No. 36.. Hamilton. , Meets every Tuesday night In Fongor'a hull. Vistinff Knights uru cordially Invlt d to al lend. i John J. Howlby, 1C. of It. ani> S. I Chas. M. Johnson. O. O. ! H AR1TY LOTK1K No. It. LO.O.F.meets the -I'd and-I'll Wednesdays of euch month at . 0 . 0 . F. Hall. Ji nn'k Weatherford, N Q. diNNiE Adwii. Secretary O.T. M. Hitter Root Tent No. 8. Ilatnll -■..i. Meets every Friday evening ut 7:»' »clock in I O O. F. Hull. Visiliitg Knight* re col dial ly nvlied to attend. «V M. Romu vudu. O.jium i'i ler K. Mercer Morrison. Record Keeper Pf W. A., Hamilton Camp No. VWl, meets • ••every Tuesday evening, at Odd Fellows' hall. \ lsitlng members, in good standing, eordiullÿ invited to attend. Jno. o. I.liuel. Clerk. \y. U. Fierce. V. O. Thc Cottage Hotel NORTH SECOND STREEt. good Clean Rooms * * * * T able Supplied with the Best the Market Affords. > Only Whitt fielp Employed Mrs. Jasper Stanley.