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HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1900.
Number 52
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Rear of Square Deql Saloon.
nr. Baker's Reply.
Hamilton, Mont., Oct. 29, 1900.
Editor Western News:
Dear Sir:
In the last issue of the Ravalli
County Democrat appeared an article
with the glaring head lines "a start
ling exposure," making a personal
attack upon R. Lee McCulloch, the
board of county commissioners and
myself. The article in substance ac
cuses us of having entered into some
kind of an undertaking whereby both
Mr. McCulloch and myself were to re
ceive and have received salaries as at
torneys for the county, If there is one
word of truth in the article the so
called exposure would indeed be start
ling. To those residents 'of Ravalli
County acquainted with the parties
against whom the accusation is made,
no denial is necessary but for the
benefit of every one concerned I en
close a certificate from the county
clerk and recorder showing that dur
ing 1899 and 1900 there has been paid
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by the county for assistant counsel fees
$175 that being the vast amount paid
Mr. McCulloch.
At the time Mr. McCulloch was em
ployed by the commissioners to assist
me, there were appeals from the ac
tions of the board of commissioners
aggregating $2,242 before the cqqrt
of adjudication and it was in these
cases I received the assistance com
plained of. For this work and in
other cases of a similar nature ap
peals were taken wherein $1,400 addi
tional was involved. Mr. McCulloch
received $125, this other $50 paid him
being in connection with the Hamilton
bridge case
If these amounts allowed for assis
tant counsel seem unreasonable, I call
attention to the records which show
the following assistant counsel fees
having been paid: June 6th, 1894,
$750,March 7th,1895$250; March4, 1896,
$100. Each one of these being paid in
criminal cases and the one now com
plained .of being in civil cases. During
my term of office, with less assistance
employed by the coupfy, twice the
number of cases have been disposed of
and up to this time there has been a
$25 judgment against tbe county.
At this time there is not a case on
the docket against the county.
As to criminal prosecutions in dis
trict court all but two resulted in con
viction and in one of tfyeae 1 was as
sisted by Messrs. Stiff, Draffen and
of
ers
ed
Crutchfield who were employed by out
side parties.
Respectfully yours,
W. P. BAKER.
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Hamilton, Mont., Oct. 22, 1900.
I, the undersigned, county clerk of
Ravalli county, Montana, hereby cer
tify that I have made a careful search
of the records of said county and find
that for the years of 1899 and 1900
there has been paid for assistant at
torneys fees $175, and during said
time there has been appeals from dis
allowances by the board of commission
ers from 125 items.
Howard D. Smart,
County Clerk.
Didn't Know It Was Loaded.
Earl Wayland, aged 11 years, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hosen Wayland, of
Sleeping Child, was accidentally shot
and killed last Friday morning. • Qn
that morning he and a yisitor lad call
ed "Red" bad just arisen from their
slumbers and while dressing got to
fooling with some^tlns. "Red" didn't
know that the guti he had was loaded
and it was discharged. The ball, a
22 short, entered Earl's eye and after
fl've hours of agonizing suffering he
expired, The funeral was held at the
Riverview cemetery yesterday and was
largely attended. The bereaved 'par
ents have the heartfelt sympathy of
the entire community.
For Sale.
Three good lots in River View Addi
tion, cheap and on easy terms 10 per
down, and $10 per month thereafter
until paid. Call on or address.— F. J
Morkis, Hamilton.
O. C. Cooper received a telegram yes
terday conveying the sad intelligence
of the death of Hon.H.H. Grant,found
er of Grantsdate and who vfith his
family was living at Los Angeles, Cal
If the Hon. Geo. T. Baggs is such
strong friend of the workingman
why didn't he vote for the eight-hour
law when he was a member of the leg
islature in 1894?
Nina Darby, Hattie McLean and Ar
thur Leeper, of Anaconda spent sev
eral day% iu Hamilton last week visit
ing the»r friend Jennie MpCartney.
J. J. Fitzgibbop* will receive elec
tion returns at the Owl saloon red hot
from a special wire on the evening of
Nov. 6.
Why does the Anaconda outfit want
th£ Hon. George T. Baggs electee} to
tlys legislature? [
All
are
did
of
a
the
Tom Carter
and Timber
More Than One Hundred Million Feet
of Timber Stolen By Anaconda
Copper Minins; Company.
AFFIDAVITS FI LED
United States Attorney Roger's Thin Ex
euse Shown Up by Special Investiga
tion of the Thicfts in Ravalli County
and by Sworn Statements tn Depart
ment of Interior.
Hamilton, Mont., Oct. 26.—In obedi
ence to your instructions to make
thorough examination of the facts re
lating to the vast timber thefts of I he
Anaconda company and the evidence
furrished to the department of the in
terior relative thereto, Î am now pre
pared to publish the facts that I have
discovered.
In September, 1897, Special Agent
Ryan was sent by the government to
the Bitter Root valley to investigate
the depredations of the Anaconda com
pany on public lands. It was under
stood he was sent by Senator Carter to
make things hot for Marcus Daly. Mr.
Ryan was instructed to secure the as
sistance of Martin Toole, who for 10
years had been engaged in lumbering
the Bitter Root valley. Martin
Toole and Special Agent Ryan contin
ued their investigations for nearly a
year, or until July, 1899, and their in
vestigations revealed the fact that 65
000,000 feet of lumber had been cut off
the government lands examined by
them. Special Agent Ryan sent bun
dles of affidavits to the department of
the interior, bearing on this subject.
Those affidavits forwarded by Martin
Toole and Special Agent Ryan contain
all the evidence necessary to obtain a
verdict against the Anaconda company
for the 65,000,000 feet of timber stolen
off the tract of government land inves
tigated by Martin Toole and Agent
Ryan.
Special Agent Ryan, owing to ill
health, had to leave off the investiga
tion, and the department of the inter
ior, fully alive to the extent of the pir
acy of government timber, sent Spec
ial Agent Chadwick to continue the in
vestigations along with Martin Toole.
Chadwick and Toole got together facts
and-affidavits from August, 1898, till
January, 1899, showing that 8,000,000
*4 fett had been cut by the Anaconda
company off another government tract.
IMMEMSITY OT THE THEFT.
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of
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In August, 1899, Martin Toole and
Special Agent Chadwick continued
their investigations and discovered to
that 30,000,000 feet of timber had been
cut off another tract,and they forward
ed to Washington evidence and affida
vits relating to these depredations. In
other words, evidence and affidavits
wereforwarded toWashington by Agent
Ryan and Martin Toole and Agent
Chadwick and Martin Toole, showing
that 103,000 feet of lumber had been
stolen by the Anaconda company off
government lands in Ravalli county.
All this evidence and all these affidavits
are on file in the department of the in
terior. They were not buried with poor
Agent Ryan away in Indiana. Neither
did Martin Toole nor Special Agent
Chadwick go down to their house of
clay the same time as Special Agent
Ryan. They both breatnethe vital air
and are ready to give Mr. W. B. Rod
gers all the assistance necessary to
compel the Anaconda company to make
reparation for the hundreds of millions
of feet of lumber sto'en.
Mind you, the 103,000,000 feet is only
a small part of that stolen by the Ana
conda company. There are other large
tracts of public land denuded of their
timber by the Anaconda company; but
the department of the interior cut short
the investigations in December, 1899.
Senator Thomas H. Carter had by that
time become the attorney of the Stan
dard Oil trust and Marcus Daly had
become the ally of tbe Standard Oil.
Senator Carter had Martin Toole dis
missed and Special Aaent Chadwick
stopped from further investigations of
the Anaconda stealings. These are the
bald facts as known to every settler in
Ravalli county. The investigations
and the prosecutions ceased at the
same time that Senator T. ,H. Carter
and Marcus Daly got hitched up with
the Standard Oil combine. Mr. W.B.
Rogers' lame and halting excuse that
Special Agent Ryan's death was the
cause of the delay in prosecuting the
timber thieves won't hold water. He
had Toole and Chadwick and 500 wit
nesses in Ravalli county to prove these
facts.
Mr. Martin Toole, of Darby, Ravalli
county, aided Special Agent Ryan to i
gather all the evidence and affidavits; j
he aided Special Agent Chadwick to
do the same. He is here at Darby,and |
doubtless both he and Mr. Chadwick |
are prepared, if called upon, to prove I
all these facts as to the stealing of the |
103,000,000 feet of lumber, and to prove 1
that more than 100,000,000 more feet
have been stolen by the Barne Atiacon- I
da company. Why does not Mr. W. B.
Rogers prosecute the thieves with the I
aid of Mr. Chadwick and Martin Toole?
Echo answers,why? "Thomas Carter"
has stayed his hand, for the thieves
are the Standard Oil, and Carter is
their attorney.
THIS IS ANOTHER ONE.
H.
$175.
Some 13 yeark ago the Montana Im
provement company was sued by the
government for over a million dollars, ;
for timber stolen from government i
land. Bonner, Hammond and Eddy
were the company, Carter went to con
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gress, pulled the wires for Bonner,
Hanunond and Eddy, and the govern
ment case against the Montana Im
provement company was dropped.
When Carter became commissioner of
the general land office he wanted to
help out his friends, Bonner and Ham
mond, and he issued permits to lum
ber merchants to cut timber off the
public lands of the nation—the first
time they were ever issued. When
Carter stopped the investigations into
the Colossal Anaconda thefts he was
living up to his past. When he Stayed
the hand of W. B. Rogers he was at
his old tricks.
BEN BURROWS' CASE.
Over at Bozeman lives an old soldier,
infirm and needy,named Ben Burrows.
Ben Burrows, 40 years ago, went forth
at the call of duty and fought for the
stars and stripes and risked his man
hood and his life for his country. But
today al he has left in the world is a |
horse and wagon, both old and weath
erbeaten like himself. Last winter he
went out and cut some wood off govern-1
ment land, about 12 cords in all. But
the agents of the interior department,
the slheth hounds of the law, swooped
down on poor old Ben Burrows and fin
ed him $50 for cutting 12 cords of wood
to keep this aged and weatherbeaten
old soldier from a pauper's grave. The
great and mighty republic thus deals
out punishment to the man that helped
to save it 40 years ago, merely because
he took 12 cords of wood from the na
tion's lands. But the Anaconda com
pany hasstolenmore than a million dol
lars' worth and "Thomas Carter'' and
H. H. Regers and Mark Hanna prevent
the attorney general from prosecuting
the big thieves. Poor Alden Webster,of
Bozeman was treated just like Ben
Burrows.
Here at Darby lives Reese Overturf.
He came here less than 20 years ago to
build up a home for himself and his
little ones, and by constant and unre
mitting toil and care he succeeded in
making that home. But he had the
misfortune to encroach on government
timber and he was pounced upon by
the government agent and fined $600,
and to pay off the fines imposed by
the slueth hounds of the law poor
Overturf had to sell his little sawmill
and mortgage the little home he had
created.
to
Filed for Record.
The following instruments record'
ing the transfer of realty were filed
with the county clerk during the past
week.
Bond for deed— T. L. Crum and
Wife to Leaon Emerson lots 13 and 14
block 16, Hamilton. $1500.
Deed—M. L. Reed and wife to Mil
ler Humble and Henry J. St. John
80 acres near Stevensville. $800.
Deed--Wm. Smith.to S. J. Tillman
110 acres near Florence, $400.
Deed— F. H. Drinkenberg and wife
to W. B. Hamilton lot 5 block 38
Riverview, $275.
Deed—James E. Craddock to J. M.
price and Geo. P. Blair 160 acres near
Victor. $700.
De e d-~Mattie Higgins and husband
F. Warner 160 acres Etna,
$9600.
Deed— W. B. Cooper and wife to W.
H. Rodebank 44 '/ 2 acres near Darby,
$175.
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yield; it is too deep
seated. It may wear
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fit is more liable to!
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! pneumonia or a seri-1
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that will give you*
strength and build
up the body.
SCOTTS
EMULSION
will do this when everything
else fails. There is no doubt
about it. It nourishes,
strengthens, builds up and
makes the body strong and
healthy, not only to throw
off this hard cough, but to
fortify the system against
further attacks. If you are
run down or emaciated you
should certainly take this
nourishing food medicine.
Soe. ind Sx.no, all druggist,.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New York.
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