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THE WESTERN NEWS. VOLUME XU. HAMILTON.. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE II 1902. NUMBER 33 Specialists Say Wood Tick Causes Spotted Fever. ttpoclal to the Western News. Missoula, June 7.—Doctors Wilson and Chowney, the specialists who are studying the spotted fever situation, today gave out a statement covering their investigations thus far. It was prepared at the chemical laboratory of \ the Northern Pacific Hospital and a ■umber of physicians were called in today during the examination of a cul ture. The work of the specialists is aot yet completed. They will probably continue the investigation for several months. Bight autopses have been performed and a thorough study has been mane of the previous environments of pat ients. Local conditions have been in vestigated and the snow, soil, water, etc., have been carefully analysed with the result that the specialists are thoroughly convinced that the disease does not come from water, food or the air, but is injected into the blood by some insect or animal. In every case the same identical deadly parasite has been located beyond doubt. The spec ialists advance the theory that this parasite is injected into the blood by the bite of the woodtick. They are of the opinion that it is quite likely that only one particular kind of tick may be infested, as for example, there is only one out of 500 kinds of mos quitoes that are infested with the ma laria parasite. 1 The statement prepared by Drs. Wil aon and Chowney lollows: "First.—We find the disease to be a disease of the blood. or as a of I Second.—It is due to a parasite which ! infests the red blood cells. "Third.—This parasite, which we; have found present in specimens from all the eases examined, resembles the parasite which causes malaria. INJECTED MjpfO^THE BLOOD. ^ "Fourth.—The parasite apparently does not gain access to the body by way of the nose or mouth; that is, it is aot carried by the air. drinking water Odd-Picce $ak of Parlor furniture C HE time for our summer consignment of furniture draws near, and we wish to be thoroughly prepared fo(* it. Our floor space must be cleared—we need the room, and in order to secure it we have decided to offer, regardless of cost, a number of odd pieces of parlor and upholstred furniture that is really fine and will make the buyers of it tingle with pleasure at the values they get. Don't delay making your selection for, at the following prices, such bargains will not last long: 1 Settee, upholstered in silk tapestry, birch mahogany finish, *___ Ä Cut From $18.00 to $12.00 1 large, easy Rocker, upholstered in COrdU Cut From $18.50 to $ 13 . 5 » 1 Settee,u birch ma pholstered in silk brocatelle, hogany finish, * „ Cut From $15.00 tô $ 10*50 I large, easy Chair, mahogany frame, upholstered in best grade cor- ^ duroy, Cut From $18.50 to $13*5^ 1 Settee, birch mal backs, upholstered in silk plush, hogany finish, mlaid *__ _ Cut From $15*00 to $ 10.50 I Morris Chair, mahogany frame,with loose cushion of best grade velour, Cut From $12.50 to ÎJ>9*5<> 1 elegant frame, up lour; plätform Rocker,golden oak bolstered in bestve- _ Cut From $17.50 to $11*00 2 Morris Chairs,upholstered in valour, frame mahogany finish, Cut From. $15.00 to $7*5<> There are other articles on which astounding reductions have , been made. We want the room and believe these prices are irresistably persuasive. Jlnacomla 0opp«r Mining go. mercantile Departaeat or food, but injected into the blood by some biting insect or animal. 'Fifth.—While we do not know of a certainty what animal injects the para site into the blood of the patient, all the facts point to some kind of a tick as carrying the disease to man by its bite. This is sendend likely by the following facts: "(a) The disease appears in the spring shortly after ticks appear and before mosquitoes or other insects have left their winter quarters. It disappears about July when ticks dis appear though mosquitoes remain for a longer time. "(b) .Many patients are definitely known to have been bitten by ticks within a few days before the beginning of their sickness. All others may j have been since no inquiry was made. RESEMBLES MALARIA PARASITE. "(c) The parasite which causes m alaria and which closely resembles that causing spotted fever is conveyed to man only by the bite of mosquito and of one certain kind. Only a few individuals even of this particular kind of mosquito are infested with the malaria parasite. Consequently only the people who are bitten by these few infested mosquitoes have malaria. "(d) It has been proven that the disease of cattle called 'Texas fever* is conveyed to the cattle only through the bite of certain infested individuals of one particular kind of tick. Many cattle are bitten by ticks but only those bitten by ticks which are infected by the germ of Texas fever take the disease, EVIDENCE IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL. "(e) The history of 'spotted fever' is that of a severe, acute infection of th e blood occuring in a few separated cases, rarely more than one in a fam ily, in a limited territory in the spring of the year. " All of the above facts are circum stantial though not positive evidence that the parasite of 'spotted fever' is conveyed to man through the bite of sothe small, slowly moving animal or insect which is found early in the spring and disappears about July apd only a few individuals of which tpre infested with the parasite. The tick answers to this description, though much work may yet be needed to deter mine its exact relationship to convey ance of the disease." Bid DAY IN MISSOULA. Excursion From Hamilton Next Sun day—Band Will Go Along—Oun Club and Base Ball Team The Attractions. A Missoula special to the Helena Record of June 8tH says: Next Sunday will be a gala day in Missoula as an excursion will run down from Hamilton which will bring almbst the entire male population of Hamilton. It is understood that ar rangements have been made to Hire several contests in the city between t he gun clubs of each place, the base ball teams and perhaps one or two other events. The Hamilton band is coming down and will be one of the features of the day. The Hamilton baud has not had a great deal of newspaper fame yet, but it is one of the best musical organiaa izations in the western part of the state. Director Hartenberger is one of the best cornet players in the West and under his direction the band has become one of the leading bands in this section. The people here will certainly hear some fine music when it arrives. It will probably play iq the court house square. The gun club is composed of some excellent shots and the local boya will have to do some erood shooting to hold their own. The baseball team, it is believed, cannot do much with the Missoula boys, as the latter are the acknowl edged champion amateurs of the state. The game, however, will be interest ing as the "Lumberjacks" have put up some good games. HAMILTON WINS THE CAME. Five hundred people witnessed as pretty a game as one could wish to see j Ham j ltoa> Au<r . 3; Ste l 10; Corvallis, Aug. 31; last Sunday at the Hamilton grounds. In a hotly contested game Hamilton defeated the Florence Steam Laundry aggregation, Missoula's redoubtable second nine. Up until the sixth inning Hamilton lagged behind, al though playing good ball all the time. Warren, Hamilton's star twirl er, got warmed up in the sixth and deliberately shut out the Missoulas for the rest of the game. When Hamil ton went to the bat in the seventh Warren drove the spheroid into the forest, bringing in a couple of runs and making second himself. Mc Murphey lined out a hot one, bringing Warren home and the four r uns that were made evened matters up. An other run was secured in the eighth aud the game ended with Hamilton victorious by a score of 9 to 8 and an inning to spare. All but two of the Hamilton players did excellently and are deserving of special mention. The score by innings: Missoula............ 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0-8 Hamilton...........0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1 *-» THE BITTER ROOT LEAGUE. Manager J. E. Marvin of the Victor team has at last succeeded in organiz ing a Bitter Root league. At a recent meeting of representatives of the val ley teams an agreement was reached and Mr. Marvin was delegated to map ^ out a schedule for the remainder of the season, and last week he gave out the following: At Grantsdale—Florence, July 13; Stevensville, Aug. Victor, Sept. 7. At Hamilton—Grantodale, July 6; Corvallis, July 20; Victor, Aug. 17; Stevensville, Aug. 24; Florence, Sept. 7. At Corvallis—Hamilton, July 13; Victor, Aug. 3; Florence, Aug. 17; Grantsdale, Aug. 24; Stevensville, Sept. 7. At Victor—Corvallis, July 6; Ste vensville, July 20; Grantsdale, July 27; Hamilton, Aug. 10; Florence, Aug. 24. At Stevensville—Victor, July 13; Corvallis, July 27; Florence, Äug 3; Grantsdale, Aug. 17; Hamilton, Aug. 31. At Florence—Stevensville, July 6; Grantsdale, July 20; Hamilton, July 27; Corvallis, Aug. 10: Victor, Aug. 31. Official Proceedings Board Commissioners Indian Creek Road Project—Registry Agents Appointed—Claims AI* lowed—Other Matters. Hamilton, Montana, Monday, June 2nd, 1902. The Board of County Cotnmissoners of Ravalli County, Montana, met in regular quarterly session at 9 o'clock A. M., with all members of Board present. A number of claims against the Con tingent and General 1 unds were ex amined and allowed. A petition was presented signed by W. H. Eastman and others asking that a new registration and voting pre cinct be established on Willow Creek; after discussion the board refused to grant the petition. Upon motion it was ordered that the County Assessor, C. M. Johnson, be and is hereby authorized to collect Special Road tax for the present year The county treasurer was ordered to transfer to the Road Fund the balance ot $102.57 now remaining in the Bridge Fund. Claim number 26 in favor of A. C M. Co. for tbe sum of $165.89 for board of men at quarantine camp during the months of February and March of this year, was disallowed in the snm of $82.95, or one-half of the bill, as it was understood by the board that said com pany was to bear one-half of the ex pense of maintaining said quarantine. On motion board adjourned for the day. Tuesday, June 3rd, 1902. Board met at 9 A. M., all members present: Claim of A. C. M. Co. of $69.75 for light furnished for courthouse and jail for the quarter ending May 31st, 1902 was reduced to $68.75 as there was an error of $1.00 in the aceount. Claim number 57 for $307.50 in favor of J. W. Howard, M. D., for medical services in smallpox cases was dis allowed in the sum of $8315^, that amount being considered an improper charge against the county. Claim number 78 in favor of J. T Brice M. D., for the sum of $210.00 for medical services in smallpox cases was disallowed in the sum of $15.00, it being considered an overcharge in that amount. A number of claims against the Gen' eral Fund were examined and allowed An examination was made of the county treasurer's accounts and the same were found to be correct. On motion board adjourned for the day. Wednesday, June 4th, 1902, Board met at 9 A. M., all members present: The day was spent in examining and passing on claims against the Road and Poor Funds. Claim number 200 for $56.25, in favor of C. S. Nichols for service rendered attending pauper, was disallowed as was considered an overcharge. On motion board adjourned for tbe day. Thursday, June 5th, 1902. Board met at 9 o'clock A. M., with all members present: The quarterly reports of the County Treasurer, Sheriff, Clerk of the Dis trict Court and County Clerk were ex amined and approved. In the matter of the road petition of Frank Whittaker and others asking that a county road be established run ning from the main county road south of Rock Creek to Lake Como it was agreed that said road will be declared a public highway as soon as it is put in good condition for travel. In the matter of the road petition signed by Jos. M. Doyle and others asking that a certain road north Stevensville be declared a public high way; viewers were appointed as fol lows: L. LacoursieT, C. P. Whaley and B. F. Martz. The petition of John B. Spooner and others was received asking that a new road he running east from Coru-z Goff's place: viewers were ap pointed as follows: L. Lacoursier, Cortez Goff and John F. Wood. In the afternoon the Board visited and inspected the poor farm. On motion board adjourned for the day. Friday, June 6th, 1902. Board met at 9 A.M., with same members present. x Upon reconsideration of the claim of J. Vandenberg for completion of poorhouse he was allowed the sum of $76.33 in full of all demands against the county for putting up said build ing. In the matter of the petition signed by D. N. Ward and others asking that the county construct a public road from the end of the present county road on the South Fork of Hughes Creek, to a point on the boundary line between Montana and Idaho near the Indian Creek mines: it was resolved, that as soon as the citizens of Indian Creek put up a good and sufficient bond for the construction of the road from the state line to the Indian Creek mines, then the county will agree to bear one half of the expense of the construction of the road as petitioned for; providing that the cost of same does not exceed the sum of $600.00. Upon motion it was ordered that the registration preefnets of the county remain the same as at present con stituted. Registration agents for the different precincts were appointed as follows: No. 1. Sula............ S. H. Campbell. No. 2. Overwhich...... B. J. Castner. No. 3. Darby........ N. E. Wilkeraon. No. 4. Grantsdale____J. W. Middleton. No. 5. Hamilton (south) R. L. Perkins. No. 6. Hamilton (north) E. C. Whaley. No. 7. Corvallis.....Naaman Johnson. No. 8. Victor......Munroe Fulkerson. No. 9. Stevensville____Joe Dagenais. No. 10. Eight Mile..John A. Jameson. No. 11. Plbrence----James R. Morris. A contract was made with Sidney Parks for fifty cords of four foot wood at $3.00 per cord, said wood to be delivered at courthouse not later than November 1st, 1902 and to be cut from green, sound pine or fir and to be thor oughly sea soned. Claim number 96 for $165.70, in favor of Miles Romney for county printing and blank books was disallowed in tbe sum of $11.84 on account of over charge. A subscription list signed by a num ber of the citizens of Corvallis and and vicinity was presented to the board in which said subscribers agree to donate certain sums of money for gravelling the road leading from Cor vallis to the depot, on condition that the county expend an equal sum for same purpose:—After consideration board agreed to expend a sum not to exceed $125.00 on said road as soon as said subscribers shall have done or caused to be done an amount of work worth $125.00 on the road named. The report of the board of viewers on the road near Florence petitioned for by A. Herbert and others, was re ceived and found to be against open ing said road, the board therefore re fused to grant said petition. (Concluded on Page 5.) Wanted—Good ranch butter at 20o per pound. A. C. M. Co., Mer. Dept« Died. Mrs. Rosina Oertli passed away at the home of her son, B. Oertli, on Sleeping Child, June 4. A slight hem or huge and the weakness incident to old age were the causes of death. The deceased was 82 years of age and a native of Switzerland. She came to America about 20 years ago. The fun eral was held Wednesday, interment being made in Grautsdale cemetery« The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community. Cortez Goff Dead. Cortez Goff died at his home at EtnS last Friday morning at 6 o'clock. He had seemingly been as well as usual the day before and on Friday morning about 5 o'clock awakened and spoke to his wife. Shortly afterwards it was discovered that he had peacefully passed away. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Goff was 63 years of age and one of the pioneers of Montana. He <•»— f t - to the Bitter Root valley in 1864 from Kansas. He was very highly respect*' ed and by his Jndustry and thrift haiF amassed a comfortable fortune. He is survived by a widow and one son, Clarence, and who have the sympathy of many friends all over Montane. The funeral was held 1 rtt Sunday at Stevensville and was large* ly attende^ old timers being pr from all over Western Montana. I Stops the Oosku and Works Off Th« I Laxative Bromo - Quinine___ 1 cure a cold in one day. No can, pay. Price 2S cento.