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Volume XI. HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1900. Number 41 Straw Hats Crash Hats Canvas Hats 9 Linen Suits Light Underwear from 75c a Suit to $7. A Choice Lineot Summer Suits To Close at a Discount of 25 Per Cent. A Beautiful Line of Low § Handsome Hosiery in Shoes From $1.50 to»|* Solid and Fancy Colors $ 3 - 50 - I From 25c to $1.25. Just the Things For Hot Weather. It Wil Astonish You To See How Much A Dollar Will Buy At Rogers & Chaffin, Hamilton, flontana. m MAY USE CATARACTS. Power Now Going to Waste Might Be Made Profitable. WnUra Pt#(r.M May Derr lap a Maw Force for the Advaace ■Mit of Trade and In daotry. ' One of the natural resources of the tgreat west which will in the future make for its greatest advancement is the undeveloped water power. The melting snows on the summits of the lofty mountains rushing downward with resistless force in the spring form the headwaters of our mighty irivers. To-day, says the Minneapolis 'Times, the tourist views these cata racts and waterfalls amid scenes of primeval grandeur and wildness. In ^ the to-morrow of western progress 'the tourist may see these mighty forces chained and harnessed, moving the wheels of industry and promoting 'the good of new commonwealths. It is only in the east tliad anything like substantial utilization of the water powers is apparent. In the west there are but few rivers which do not offer .a cheap and practicql water supply. Hut the far west is almost an un known country yet, and-capital, ex *cept in a few isloated cases, has in vested little in enterprises of this sort. ■'The first utilization of this vast water Supply for power has almost invnri pbly been made by mining corpora tions, but till? represents only an in finitesimal portion of the latent forces. A few western cities like Minneapolis, :St. Paul, (ireat Palls and Spokane, have harnessed their rivers and are forging to the front. The dweller in the west, inhaling 'the ozonic atmosphere of that glori • ous region, is naturally an optimist. He cannot help it. Hut his optimism is justified by the past records of that region, which reveal no halting in its onward progress. He travels on the finest railroads, he lives amid scenes -of the greatest and grandest nntural beauty; he views the settlement and ; growth of nev territories. In fact, all that be sees and hears and ♦»breathes tend to make him optimistic. Therefore to him the vision readily comes of a transformation in this. He sees, in a future not distant, a new field for his efforts. All this power, now wasted and valueless, will be made useful and will materially conduce to the wealth of thousands of new citizens. The Deschutes falls. 30 miles west of Prineville, Ore., are wildly beauti ful, though the sheer fall does not I compare with that of many other western oataracts. A peculiarity of the Deschutes river is the very slight yearly variation of only 16 inches in its height. In some places the varia tion is not more than ten inches, Cyrus C. Babb, of the United States geological survey, gives as the accept ed explanation of this that the winter snow of the Cascade mountains, which supplies the water of this rive-, owing to the peculiar formation of the soil, percolates into the ground, and later finds its way into the river through springs. • Ilainbow falls are six miles below ■Great falls and three miles below Black Eagle falls, on the head waters of the Missouri in Montana. These falls are 25 feet in height, nnd will af ford many thousand horse-power when utilized. Twin falls, in Idaho, are just above the great Shoshone falls, in the Snake river. The rugged aspect of the coun try in this vicinity, its wi.dness and the tremendous force of the twin cat aracts make this a very impressive : scene. Owing to the inaccessibility of these fnlls of the Snake, they are not ■often visited by the tourist, although the Oregon Short Line runs within 30 miles of this spot. I lie Nevada falls of the Yosemite valley are among the most beautiful of the numerous waterfalls of the western jiart of our continent. The water springs outward from the edge •of the precipitous cliff and drops down 617 feet with a mighty roar. The flow ■over the falls is 35,100 gallons minute. per One Strictly Honest Dog. A. H. Honeywell, of Greenwich, Conn., has an honest dog, which he keeiv.at his home in Portchester. The dog's honesty was proved when he j found a pocketbook belonging to a woman neighbor of Mr. Honeywell. Not knowing the woman's name, he . brought the purse in his mouth to his master and laid it at his feet, then refused to leave the room until the purse had been opened and a visiting card containing the rightful owner's name was disclosed along with the money. The dog then knew that ev erything was all right, and walked off wagging his tail. The woman had lost her purse in the snow while get ting into her carriage. She rewarded the dog with a blue ribbon when Mr. Honeywell returned her purse intact. The story was originally told that the dog counted the money and made 'a memorandum of the amount before turning it over to Mr. Honeywell, but reflection made it plain that this would have made it discourteous, and the story was corrected in time to save Fido's reputation. Horse Races in a Horaeless City. Venice, where the only horses are the bronze ones in front of St. Mark's, is to have a race meeting this year. The idea was started as a joke, but the Venetians took it up enthusiastically, aiul $S,I10I) was collected for prizes in a few days. A committee headed by the mayor, Count Grimani, lias the matter in hand and lias laid out a race course on the Campo di Marte, the old drill ground near the railroad station. It will be the first horse race Venice has •ever seen. Warned hy n Moeklnw Bird. A mocking-bird with military tastes is described by a correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, London, writing from Ladysmith during the siege, lie says: "While Puffing Billy was firing I tried to get sight of a small mockiug-bird, which has learned to imitate the warn ing whistle of the sentries. In the Gor dons the Hindu Purriboo-Singh, from Benares, stands on a huge heap of sacks under an umbrella all day and screams when he sees the big gun flash. But in the other camps, as I have men tioned, a sentry gives w arning by blow ing a whistle. The mocking-bird now sounds that whistle at all times of the day, und, what is even more perplexing, he is learning to imitate the scream and buzzing of the shell through the I air. KipoleAA'i Telcacope Found. According to the London Chronicle the telescope which Napoleon I. used to carry has turned up in Turin. COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE. regular reports of happen ings IN VALLEY TOWNS. TERSKIA' toi.d in newsy i.etters to THE COUNTY PAPER FROM THE WEST ERN NEWS' CORPS OF ALERT CORRE SPONDENTS. 'VICTOR. Specie 1 Correspondence to the Western Now. Aug. 14, 1900. Dr. J. C. Burton of Hamilton was in town a short time Tuesday evening. Misses.Jessie and May Geyer spent Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday of last week-in Hamilton. Mrs. J. W. Rickman and children visited Mrs. Thos. Baird in Stevens viUe several days last week. Mrs. W. E. Baggs of Stevensville visited Victor friends last Wednesday. F. J. Btt rrough of Stevensville was doing business in town Thursday. John A. Sears and son Will, of Woodside, drove through town Thurs. day en route for Butte. H. Deranso, who has been laid up with a carbuncle for several days is again able to be in his old place behind the counter. Mrs. Lottie Severs, with her hus band and three children, arrivad here Thursday from Palmyra, Nebraska,to visit lier parents Mr. and Mrs W. R. Gavin. Mrs. J. A. Paul of Butte visited Victor friends Friday. Mr. Green, Boiler Inspecter of Spokane,was in town Friday and Sat urday to start up the newiengine of McVey & Johnson. Mrs. Harry Prento and baby of Stevensville have been visiting Mrs. Prento's sister Mrs. G. W. Fowler. Mr. Bunch Swiggert of Corvallis was in town Friday and Saturday. M. M. Fowler and wife, C. S. Green field and family returned from a weeks outing Friday. Piof. H. C. Groff of Corvallis call ed on Victor friends on Saturday. Louis Odell, of Wallace.Idaho, visit ed Victor friends over Sunday. A. H. Geyer is outing at Sleeping Child springs. H. Fulkerson and family of Grants daie spent several days last week vis iting at the Fulkerson ranch north of town The Nixon-Williams party returned from Lo Lo springs Saturday eve ning. Mrs. T. B. Ray is able to be out again after her illness. A. Herbert of Florence spent Sun day in Victor. Dr. F. W. Morris and wife of Mis soula are taking an outing near Vic tor. J. M. Buker and sons went to Lo Lo Springs Friday. W. A. Mentrum was up from the Garden City yesterday. G. A. Wolf of Missoula is fishing on F. F. West's ranch. Mrs. J. A. Lanson arrived from Owsley, Mo., Sunday evening to nurse her son W. T. Lanson who has been quite ill at the home of his sister Mis. H. E. Williams. Miss Daisy Bond spent Sunday at home. McVey and Johnson have begun Threshing with their new machine. Appolonio and Fowler's new store is nearly ready for the plasters. A. D. Schwab and wife, Mrs. C. M. Older and children started this morn ing for W'iles springs. Mrs. T. W. Flowers and Mrs. H. Deranso who have been ill are both able to be out again. George H. Garnett has sold his ranch west of town but has not decid ed where he will locate. C. M. Older is courting in Hamil ton this week. Miss Ollie Vert who has been quit« ill the past week is much better today. J. H. Chilson is down from Hâtait ton today shaking hands With Victor friends. Fltrttor Record. The following instruments record ing the transfer of realty were filed with the cotinty clerk during the past week. Deed—J.-R, Headricks and wife to of life to of of of up is R. of of of a John A. Howay tract of land adjoining Hamilton Townsite, $350. Quartz location-—Irish Jig lode. Burnt Fork by S. M. Fausett et al. Deed -James F. Woods and wife to Martha McRae five acres near Stev ensville, $100. Placer location, Annex claim, Hughes Creek by George W. Ward. Deed—A. M. Walker and wife to Sophie S. Roberts lot 14 block 27 Ham ilton, $1500. Deed—Huldah South wick and hus band to Sophie S. Roberts lot 15 block 27, Hamilton, $5000. Deed - George H. Garnett to John A. Payne 160 acres near Victor, $2400. Water right—Taylor Sherill two and one-half cubic feet of seepage water from Willow Creek. Patent—United States to W. A. Mc Laren 80 acres on Burnt Fork. Patent—United States to Charles Foust 80 acres Burnt Fork. Deed—J. F. Hendricks to M. J. Fla herty, lot 8, block 36, Hamilton, $850. Deed Chas. Î.I. Auer to George H. Morgan, 32 acres west of Hamilton, $800. THE PETERSON CASE. Difficulty In Securing a Jury-New Evidence Being Introduced. The new trial of Nels Peterson, the slayor of Andrew Nelson, once con victed of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hanged, began Monday morning and has engrossed the court up to this time. It is not probable that the case will go to the jury before this (Wednesday) evening. All of Monday and until Tuesday noon was taken up securing a jury. The regular venire of 30 jurors was scon exhausted and two special venires of 30 jurors each were summoned be fore a trial jury was secured. The jury that is trying the case as finally made up consists of : Charles McMil lan, R. L. Perkins, H. W. Blodgett, R. J. Blankenship, Geo. Jones, Mar tin Conner, P. D. Schipperres, Emil Gaulz, A. B. McGrew, Archie McKil lop, N. G. Blodgett and J. A. Bond. The case is being prosecuted bv County Attorney Baker and a most excellent anti untiring defense is be ing conducted by Attorneys Draffen and Calkins. The testimony is by the same wit nesses as in the former trial and with which the public is familiar. In ad dition to this certain evidence, tend ing to show the relations that existed between the murderer and his yictim will be introduced that may have ah important bearing on the case. It was on account of the courts ruling against the admissibility of this evi dence that the re-trial was granted by the supreme court. In nemoriam. Last services over the late Thomas E. Foye of Hamilton, Montana, were held in Ridgewood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Clark Car ter of Lawrence officiating. The pas tor read passages of scripture, made brief eulogistic remarks and closed with a prayer of consolation and com mittal Gathered at the last resting place, with the relatives and close friends were representatives of fam ilies who were formerly neighbors.and with them several former shopmates. B.'dutifnl floral tributes represented the effection of relatives and the es teem of friends. It was the expressed wish of Mr. Foye that his last resting place be beside his wife in the family lot iu Ridgewood and the children were carefui to carry out his desires. Those who survive are Mrs. Mary (Foye) Downing of Hamilton. Mon tana; Mrs, Clarai(Foye) Furnside of Schenectady, N. Y.; Lewis A. Foye of the Bay State bank; Lawrence and Charles E. Foye of Butte, Montana. Mr. Foye's age was 75 years, and for many years he was a resident of this town and as a young man very active and interested in town affaire. He left this vicinity about eight years ago and has since made his home witj, Mrs. Downing, the elder daughter. —LawVehce (Mass.( Telegram. V olcan-ic.Eruptions. Are grand, but Skin Eruptions rob life of joy, Birckfen's Arnica Salve cure them, also Old Running and Fever Sores, Ulcers, Boils, Felons, Corns, Warts, Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Best Pile cure on earth. Drives out Pains and Aches. Only 25 cents a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by Bitter Root Drug store. b I SIBERIA'S resources; Is Able to Produce 10,000,000 Tons of Cereal Each 'ear. Has Immense Coal Deposits and Haa' Undeveloped Cold Mines—Confer ence at Lyohs, Prance, Brings Ont Pacts. Consul John C. Covert, at Lyons, ■ France, has provided the state depart ment some important facts Concerning the resources and present conditions in Siberia which were brought out at a conference held at l.vons recently, when the possible competition of Si beria with the cereal producing coim 1 ries was discussed. Over 200,000 farm ers, it was stated, arrive in Siberia annually, the government providing them free transportation and giving each family the free use of :!7>/ 2 acres of land for a stated time. The popula tion of Siberia is now 8,000,000, but, busing the computation upon the popu lation of Russia, in Europe, is ca'pable of sustaining 80,000,000 people. The annual production of cereals in Si beria is at present about 2.000,000 tons, but the country is able to produce 10, OOU.OOU tons each year, one-half of which would be subject to exportation. Al though Siberia produces one-tenth of all the gold in the world, on account of the climate and lack of transporta tion facilities few of tiie great mines hat v been 1 horoughly worked. The im- • mense coal deposits, too, have been scarcely touched. A single mine in Siberia is saidi to contain as much coal us all the deposit* in England com bined. The consul states that the Trans-Sibcrimv railroad in. three years will have reached Port Arthur, making the distance between Moscow and Pe king only 13 or 14 days. French capitalists. Consul Covert says, complain bitterly of the meager reciprocal trade from Russin, the lat tcr making her purchases in the United States, England and Germany, anti !■ rar.ee received only Russian products as dividends for tlie capital she has ex pended. The Eos ; Cogltlun is i after dinner cigar. Try it. YALE JUNIORS CARRY COFFINS Act as Profvsslonal Pallbearers l Pu> Their Way Through College. It is reserved for six Yale juniors tc engage in a calling that, is unusua even for college students who have t< work while studying. Six members o; the class of 1901 are professional pall bearers. Severn ! undertakers who t ake charge of the obsequies of citizens of more Gian average means decided to try the experiment of hiring pallbearers from among the young men of'the city. An advertisement brought a sttalent, who informed the undertaker that he knew of others who would be willing to act. The result was t liât at the funeral of Commodore Richard Peek, six Yale juniors bore the casket from the house to tlie hearse and from the hearse to the grave. This work they have since repeated several times. Speaking of "hat was required of him one of the sextet said: I "The undertaker pays .$1 for each funeral and furnishes us with white gloves and black ties. We- furnish our own black cloth, of course. It is like the hired mourners of olden times." Very Few Amputationa. ; ft is shown by the record that iu alt the fighting before Santiago there were only 29 amputations. Of these eases MX terminated fatally. Of the 23 re maining. 1 ! of the amputations were of lingers. Notice. The next regular teachers'examina tion will be given in Hamilton, Aug ust 17, and 18, 1900. ' B. M AY MILLION, Co Su jit. spleuflJ, Paderewski J, frhen Bald. 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