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VOLUME Xll. HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 1902. NUMBER 28 OLD ADMINISTRATION GIVES WAY TO NEW Mew Mayor and Aldermen Quality Mayor Announce« Hie Appointment«. The transfer of the reins of city government from the old to the new administration was made Monday evening. Mayor McCrackin and the old council had cleaned up their un. finished business and odds and ends the previous Saturday evening and there was nothing left to do e xcept make the transfer of the town seal, books, etc. Mayor McCrackin's ad ministration leaves the town on a good, sound basis. On May 5th, ac cording to the treasurer's books, there is a balance in the city treasury of $762.46. The old council tendered Mr. McCrackin, its presiding officer, a vote of thanks to which he replied in a pleasant vein. The new mayor and aldermen, who bad previously taken the oath, were then installed. Mayor Romney Bpoke briefly, saying that it was the intention of the new council to give a good, clean, honest, economical and progressive admin istration and requested the cor dial and hearty co-operation and support of the aldermen. He then ssade the following nominations of appointive officers for the ensuing year and who were promptly confirmed by the council: Town Marshal, Joshua Pond. Attorney, R. Lee McCulloch. Treasurer, William O. Fisk. Clerk, Richard C. Parmenter. Night Officer, John J. Fitzgibbons. Police Magistrate, Frank J. Morris. The mayor then appointed the fol lowing standing committees for the ensuing year: Ways and Means—Howley, Taylor, Trosdahl. Water Works and Fire Department —Taylor, Page, Peterson Street and Alley—Page, Trosdahl, Taylor. Auditing Claims—Taylor, Burns, Peterson. May 1st to 10th. May 1 st to 10th. The Day of Combinations. You hear much these days about combinations—their evil effects upon the general interests of the people—the danger of allowing them to get control of the business in terests of the country, but we want to tell you of some combinations that the people will like, and be sorry not to have taken advantage of. OURS IS A DOLLAR-SAVING COHBI NATION. Commencing Thursday, May 1st, for ten days you can save money by taking any of the following offers : LOO Grocer; 15 pounds Granulated Sugar.........$1.00 20 bars Silk Soap.................... 1.00 1 9-pound sack Rolled Oats...........50 2 cans Crescent Corn................25 2 cans Tomatoes...................25 1 package Matches...................20 3 pounds Rice........................25 50 pounds Belle Flour.............. 1.00 7 pounds Arbuckles Coffee or 4 pounds Concord Coffee............ 1.00 1 can Price's Baking Powder.......40 1 bottle Blueing......................15 $6.00 Take them at $5.00 and Save 20 per cent. Clotting and FnmisMngs $7.50 Will Buy These, 1 Suit...........................$7.50 1 Shirt............... 75 1 Tie..............................50 1 pair Suspenders................50 $9.25 $15.00 Gets These, 1 Suit....................:.......$15 00 1 Hat ............................ 2.50 1 Tie or Suspenders...............75 $18.25 There are Also Combinations for $8.50, $10.00 and $12.00 Suits. To every customer buying an $18,00, $20.00, or $22.00 Suit we will give free a $1.50 Shirt, a $1.50 pair of Cuff Buttons, a 75c Tie or Suspenders, a 25c pair of Socks—a saving of $4.00. Take advantage of these op portunities. Anaconda Copper Mining Co >1 Mercantile Department, Hamilton, Montana. Bills and Ordinances—Burns, Tros dahl, Howley. Contracts and Estimates—Trosdahl, Peterson, Page. Town Property—Peterson, Howley, Burns. The council then proceeded to the election of a president of the council. Alderman Page nominated Alderman Geo. H. Taylor of the second ward and he was unanimously elected to the position. The council then adjourned to meet in special session on Wednes day night for the purpose of approv ing the bonds of appointive officers. Treasurer Fisk's bond is fixed by the ordinances at $5000 and the bond of the city marshal is in the sum of $2000. None of the other town officials are required to give bonds. The ap pointive officers have all assumed their hew duties. Death of Wm. Stelb Sr. William Steib Sr., died May 1st at 8 a. m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josh Pond, He had been ill for several months. Diabetes was the cause of death. He is survived by a widow and four children and who are, Wm. Steib Jr., Mrs. Josh Pond and Miss Elsie Steib of this city, and Mrs Joe Ray, of Lexington, Kentucky The funeral was held Friday from the Pond home on Eighth street and was largely attended. Rev. J. A. Martin conducted the services. The deceased was born at Bingen on the Rhine, February 19, 1828, and came to America fifty-seven years ago, locating at Amboy, N. Y, He came to Hamilton in 1896. He was highly respected by all and his be reaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community. The editorial department of the Re. view of Reviews for May gives an ex cellent summary and exposition of the various measures before Congress. There are also illuminating para graphs on foreign politics—the French elections, affairs in the far East, and the South African situation, with dis criminating comment on the career of Cecil Rhodes and the purpose and probable results of his remarkable benefactions. State Board Investigate The Spotted Fever. Propose to flake Systematic Effort to Stamp Out Malady. The members of the State Board of Health are spending the week in the valley investigating the spotted fever situation concerning which the most alarming reports have been dissemi nated abroad. Dr. Longeway of Great Falls, Dr. Swain of Helena, Dr. Trap hagen of Bozeman, Prof. Emil Starz of Helena, and Commissioner. J. A. F erguson of the Bureau of Labor and Agriculture, comprise the party. Secretary Longeway of the board Btated to the Western News that it is the purpose of the board at this time to gather all the information possible about the matter. The members are interviewing the physicians of Ravalli and Missoula co unties and collecting every scrap of data that may tend to throw any light on the mysterious malady. They will also visit those localities where it is said the disease is most prevalent and examine into the sanitary condi tions and test the water, soil, etc. Prof. Starz and Dr. Swain are both expert bacteriologists and if they have opportunity will make a micro scopic test of the blood of some patient. The board will continue these investi gations as outlined above all this summer, and next spring if it is deemed necessary will employ some eminent pathologist to make a study of the disease, as to its cause and the best remedies to use. Filed for Record. Deed—W. W. McCormick to Kate McCormick, undivided one-ninth in terest in 160 acres near Stevensville;$l. Deed—A. C. M. Co. to James Coth rell. lots 9 and 10, block 48; Hamilton; $125. Deed—James Haigh to Abbie Cher ry, 80 acres near Stevensville; $2500. Deed—A. E. Hammond and wife to E. Thompson, lot 13, block 33, Hamil ton: $1500. Deed—John Printz and wife to Ber nardJ. Smyth, 40 acres near Corval lis; $700. Deed—Louise Hageman and hus band to T. B. Owings, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 22 Riverview; $1. Deed—County Treasurer to Frank H. Drinkenberg, lots 5, 6. 7, block 7; lots 18, 19 and 20, block 5; lots 5 and 18 in block 12 and lot 19, block 10, Riverview; $11.42. Deed—Edward A. Johnson and James H. Dunbar to Duucan McLeod, lot 1, block 6, Riverview; $100. Deed—Michael Kirchner and wife to William J. Fowler, two acres west of Victor; $150. Deed—Victor Towusite Co. to Emily J. White, lots 18 and 19, block 3, Victor; $50. Patent—United States to J. L. Humble patent to "Sunset," "Fisher," "Klondike,''"Third Peal," "Florence" plaçer mining claims, Hughes Creek. Patent—U-nited States to J. L. Humble, R. W. Martin and Edward A. Wolfe patent to "Hecla" placer mi ning claim. R. Mercer Morrison Fugitive From Justice Wrecks a Prosperous Business In Missoula and Joins Hamilton Colony In Canada. John Campbell of the Bitter Root Orchard Co. received word last Satur day that R. Mercer Morrison, who was manager ot a confectionary and fruit store at Missoula, owned principally by Mr. Campbell, had abscounded, leaving for British Columbia last Tuesday. Mr. Campbell had $1150 invested in the business and is liable for about $1400 in outstanding obligations. Only a small and de pleted stock remains to offset. Inves tigation discloses that Morrison's stealing had been going on ever since the business was started. Mr. Camp bell has assigned the business over to H. F. Cook, and Attorney McCulloch is in Missoula today looking after his interests. Mr. Campbell is not the only suffer, er. Morrison owed two notes in Ham ilton, one for $250 in favor of Chas. H. Donavan and another for $200 in favor of Ràvalli County Bank and which was indorsed by A. L. Bank, F. H. Drin kenberg and W. A. Strange. Morrison, while here was employed by J. W. Nelson as cashier and book keeper He was very active and prom inent in church matters. District Court Proceedings. District court adjourned late Friday evening to meet May 19 at which time the Mill Creek water case in which August Christian and otners are plain tiffs and John Sears et al are defen dants, is set for trial. The following business was disposed of Thursday an d Friday : In the appeal case of Emma Erfman against C. C. Wright, as constable, the jury found for the plaintiff, award ing her the gun and gun case in question or, in lieu of the same, $60 in cash, Wilbur S. Walker was granted a divorce from Jennett Walker on the grounds of desertion. Garden City Bcttling and Liquor Ce. vs. J. D. Watts as sheriff. Dis> missed as settled. Geo. F. Johnson against James Haigh. Jury found for the plaintiff in the sum of $100 damages and $20 for rent. Harry South, a native of England, and Ben George, a native of Switzer land, were granted final naturaliza tion papers. Supply Ditch Co. against W. H. Alford. Settlement of right of way. J ury found for the defendant. BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. Last week the defense in the case of Flora M. Wilcox vs, Matt Blindauer for $6000 for breach of promise, filed an answer to the complaint. In this answer the defendant admits that he has at all times failed to marry the men who work hard (or a liveli hood claim they can get better wear out of Levi Strauss 6 Co's copper riveted overalls than any other brand ask your dealer for them cut full honestly made strong and durable it j THIS WEEK We have opened up a Complete Line --of--- Shirt Waists that range in price from 50c to $5.00 WE are also showing A LARGE STOCK of Summer Wash Goods, Lace Embroidery and Insertion at orices that are RIGHT. M'flurry,Cooper & Grill ffv WMNVWMMMMMMM W<AW WWMW.MMWWWW.WWWW MMWJ WWM plaintiff arid also has failed to pay her any sum of money whatever. But denies that she is or has been compe tent to marry or contract to marry, alleging, upon information and belief, that her divorce from Elias S. Wilcox, her husband, is faulty and null and void, claitriing also that she is of im moral character, calling her sanity likewise into question, and declaring it to be his belief that this action for $6000 damages is brought through malice and revenge. Following this, the defendant sets up a counter claim for $530 damages. One night last August Mrs. Wilcox was in Missoula and wished to have service of summons in this action on Mr. Blindauer in Missoula county. Accordingly she called Mr, Blindauer up on the 'phone, pretending she was the wife of his brother, Val Blindauer, of Missoula, and told him Val was sick with pneumonia and wished to see his brothers before the end. Nat urally it was expected that Matt would take the morning train for Missoula. But he, impatient to get to the bedside of the supposed-sick . man, took a team and at once drove to ; Missoula, where he discovered the hoax that had been played upon him, his brother being perfectly well, not having been sick at all. The constable l who met the Bitter Root train that .. . ing, expecting to serve the sum- . . . * ... _ , , mons on him, tailed to find the man he was looking for. The ruse mis carried and now damages are claimed because of the needless cost and expenseto which he was put, as well ! as loss of time, and mental suffering I and anguish. Irrigation Ditches in the Bitter Root. Missoula, April 28.—Prof. Fortier, of the State Experimental Station at Bozeman, was in the city yesterday enroute to Butte from the Bitter Root valley where he has been for the past four days making some experiments with the measurements of irrigation ditches in the upper Bitter Root val ley. Two years ago the State Experi mental Station began some experi ments of measurement of water used for irrigation purposes on the Bitter Root farm and continued the same last year. This year they expect to con tinue the experiments on a more ex tensive scale, measuring the water used for irrigating purposes in all of the upper Bitter Root valley as well as the flow of water in the Bitter Root . 1 river, having placed a guaging station j above Grantsdale for that purpose. It j was to install this gauging station | that Prof. Fortier made the present visit to the valley. It is the intention of the experimental station to take daily measurements of the water flowing in the Bitter Root river all during the summer season this year, also to measure the water that is used in the various irrigation canals in that valley, to the end that it can be deter mined how much water it takes to ir rigate a certain number of acres of land, also to form an estimate on just how much water is flowing in the river, to the end that it can be deter mined how many acres can be irrigat ed from that stream. It is an easy matter to estimate the number of acres of land in a certain valley that can be irrigated, but it is yet an on known question as to how many acres can be irrigated from a stated stream of water and it is to this end that these experiments are being made in several parts of the state. Professor Fortier will spend much time in the Bitter Root valley this summer looking after these experi ments and states that on his next trip he will probably no over the new Grass Valley French irrigating ditch and the land that is to be irrigated by the same.—Miuer. WHAT THIN FOLKS NEED. Is a greater power of digesting and assimilating food. lor them Dr. King's New Life Pills work wonders. They tone and regulate the digestive organs, gently expel all poisons from the system, enrich the blood, improve appetite, make healthy flesh. Only 25c at Bitter Root Drug Co. * An Ingenious Girl. An ingenious girl who wanted extra pin money used her large acquaint ance list to further her desire. She collected the names and addresses of nl! the engaged girls that she pos 8 ibly could from her friends and their friends, giving a nominal sum pre sumably as a joke to the aceommo dating individuals. When she had col l ec t el l a large list of brides-to-be, she visited " h °P« where the Proprietors were apt to be interested in furnish . „ . mg trousseaux and bridal fixings gen erally and sold each name and address f or a certain sum. Evidently the.ar rangement was satisfactory, but the engaged girls must have been sur prised to receive catalogues from firn \ s known and unknown to them, setting forth their specialties in the way of requirements for the ordinary bride. WANTS OTHERS TO KNOW. "I have used DeWitt's Little Early Risers , for constipation and torpid liver and they are all right. I am glad to indorse them for I think when we find a good thing we ought to let othe rs know it," writes Alfred Heinze, Quiiicey, 111. They never gripe or dis tress. Sure, safe pills. Hamilton Drug Co. Royal Mairota. Mott of the sovereign houses of Eu rope possess one or more relics which' they regard as mascots. The house of Bonaparte possesses the boots and lit tle hat of Napoleon I. The Hohenzol lerns preserve piously the gray leather breeches worn by the Burgrave Fred 1 eric when he entered his marquisate j of Brondenbur(? . There is also at Sans j Sousi the une which Frederick the | Great carried at the battle of Ros bach. ' The Romanoffs cherish the car penter's tools of Peter the Great, and the fetish of the Hapsburgs is the shoe which the horse of Count Rudolph cast at the moment when the envoys from the reichstag announced to him his election as German emperor. ; Twins In Lsneuklre. " Lancashire boasts of producing morel twins than any other county in the United Kingdom. During the past five years 668 pairs of twins were born an* nually in that county. Of this number Liverpool contributed 110 and Man chester 79. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggiats refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W; Grove's «aigus« tttre u on toXi 25c.