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VOLUME XU. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 25 1902. NUMBER 35 Busy Committees Arranging For a Big Celebration >|U ALREADY the «putter and CD crack of firecracker« are heard in the land. Thia gear's as sortment of firework» in the moat var ied and wonderful—and deadly—yet produced. The beend, and belle* , are reveling in plea«ant anticipations and the politician« are wondering what Dm Carter ia going to say—July 4th, 1902, promises to be a great day in Hamilton. i Only eight day« intervene between today apd the glorious Fourth. The t ime is «hört but preparations are fast taking definite shape. The corn ai ittees are hard at work and one of the most enjoyable celebrations ever held in the Bitter Root is assured. , The advices are that the people of Victor, Stevensville, Corvallis and the upper valley are coming to Hamilton en masse. Ample accomodations will be prepared for them and they will be welcomed most cordially. The streets will be thoroughly wet down and the sidewalks lined with evergreens. The Ravalli hotel, the fair grounds and in fact the whole town will be thrown «pen to the visitors. Every citixen of Hamilton is expected to constitute himself and herself a committee of one to see that the visitors have a good time. The complete prograni has not yet been given out but an outline of it will -be about as follows: Following the sunrise salute the par a de will take place about 9 o'clock. It will be made up of the local branch of the Western Labor Union, 300 strong, and the various civic and fraternal societies. Many of the business houses will berepi'esenled by floats and trans parancies. The exer cises will be held from the front balcony of the Ravalli hotel. Former U. S. Senator Thos. H. Car ter will be the orator of the day. Miss Ethelyn Chambers will read the Declaration of Independence. Hamilton Band will render patriotic strains and there will be other vocal and instrumental music. The mmu A T the end of this month we must take account of what we have on hand. Every article, big or little, comes in for its share of attention, and must have it. At this time we like to reduce our stock. There will not be many mopns before the goods you demand to-day will be displaced for others. For such reason we shall have a sale to begin Friday, June 20th and to close at noon, Friday, July 4th, at which time you can greatly serve your, interests by trading with us. map Our trade-enticing prices will compel you in justice to yourselves to patronize this Pre-Inventory A Sharp Cut in Summer Dress Goods. 400 Yards 20c Challies, now 15c Dimities, now...... 20c Dimities, now..... -V 15c 12#c 15c 25c Swiss Silk and Dimities, now .. 16%c 50c Silk Ginghams, now............40c 75c Mulls, now............50c 75c Pongee Silks, now............50c 65c and 75c Satin Foullards, now . 45c Volcanic Ruination of Clothing Prices. an, the the fend said end. to in .be be, Now iB the time to buy your Summer Suits , and Furnishings: 1 7.50 Men's Suits, now....... 8.50 " " ....... .......,6.50 10.00 " " ....... ....... 7.50 12.50 " " ....... .......' 9.50 18.00 " " ...... ....... 14.00 20.00 II 4« 22.50 , •* $< ....... 17.00 Groceries at Captivating Prices that Shrewd Buyers Cannot Resist:' 100 pounds Granulated Sugar............................ $5 75 8 packages Arbuckles or Lion Coffee.............. ...... 1 00 25 pound box Evaporated Peaches........................ 2 35 10 pounds Evaporated Peaches........................... 1 00 10 pounds Evaporated Pears..............................$1 25 50 pound box Evaporated Pears.......................... 5 50 6 cans Peaches, Pears or Cherries........................ 1 00 8 cans Grapes, Plums or Gages ........................ 1 00 Our rtillinery Department offers one-third off on all French Pattern, Chiffon and Braid Hats. Jtoaconda Copper Ming Co. mercantile Department to but it the to to Grantsdale and Stevensville will play ball in the forenoon and Hamil ton and Victor in the afternoon. The other field sports and the races will occur in the afternoon. The horse races will be held at the track just west of the Cottage hotel and will con sist of the following: First race......500 yards... .Purse $40 Second race, quar. mile dash " 25 Third race,____350 yards.... " 25 Fourth iace, Cowboy race... " 15 Horsemen interested in the races, for further particular»K*hould call on i the racing committee of which J. R. : Rawlins is chairman. An excursion train will probably be run from Missoula in the morning, re turning in the evening. Dancing will continue throughout the day and evening at the Ravalli ho tel. The celebration will conclude with a magnificent display of fire wor ks in the evening. \ Filed for Record. Water Right—160 inches, Blodgett Creek, by J. W. Smith. Water Right—160 inches, Fred Bnrr C reek, by B. A. O'Malloy. Deed—Anna B. Lanpbier and hus band to Carl C. Nelson, 160 acres west of Grantsdale; $825. Deed—Thos. Ray and wife to J. R. R awlins, deed to right-of-way for ditch; $25. Deed—Victor Townsite Co., to Chas. Bourne, lot 19, blqck 1, Victor;$25. Deed—Francis E. Smith to Chas Bourne, lots 20 and 21, block 1, Victor; $40. F. E. Hyde and wife to Hortence Rie ndeau, 20 acres west of Hamilton; $1000. Deed— T. D. Tucker to Mary L. Tucker, lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 12, block 14, 5 in block 15 and lots 5 and 8, block 13, Riverside; $100. Deed—M. H. Riendeau and wife to F. E. Hyde, lot 1, block 2, Hamilton; $ 1000 . MUST STAND TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE. Rees Powell Charged with Murder in First Degree—Held, Without Bail—May be Tried at August Term— Testimony at Prelimin ary Examination. of up V The preliminary hearing of Rees Powell, who shot and killed Charles Linscott at the Hamilton ranch on Three Mile, Monday, June 16, was held at Stevensville last Saturday be fore Justice Sedgwick. County Attor ney Baker appeared for the state and j S. G. Murray, of Missoula, represented j " : ' ! to j , ; : j j j a REES POWELL, Who Killed Chas. Linscott in an Al tercation Over Water. the defendant. The prosecution in troduced but four witnesses: Frank Green, Allen,May, H. P. Dwyer and Deputy Sheriff Wright. The defense waived further examination and Jus tice Sedgwick ordered that Powell be remanded to the custody of the sheriff and held without bail for trial in the district court. The next term of court Convenes Monday, August 4th. Frank Green was the first witness called. He testified that heisa res ident of Stevensville, 46 years of age and a sbeepbender by occupation. He swore that on Monday, June 16th at 11:30 o'clock while he, in company with Alien May, was building fence, they were joined by Rees Powell. Powell talked of his water troubles, of bis suit against May Bros., now pending in the supreme court. He said that Linscott had just turned his water off, whereupon he had gone up and torn out the dam and was then waiting for Linscott to come back and put it in again, when he was "going to read the riot act to him" and if he (Linscott) bothered the dam again he Powe'll'"after" "about fiye Qr ten minutea conve rsation, left to go to the dam, which was hidden from view by the growth of willows and other brush. Two or three min utes later witness heard some one call ing from the direction ot the dam. He linderetood the voice to say "go away." After pausing to finish fastening a staple attaching the wire to the fence he and his companion started to run towards tl\e dam. They had covered about half the distance when he heard a shot. Arriving near the dam wit ness) saw Linscott lying on his left side about 40 or 50 feet north of the dank« A shovel was lying by his side. Powell was standing, with a rifle in his hand. 15 or 20 feet from Linscott's body, and was saying, "he would not do it and I shot him." Allen May, the neyt witness, testi fied that he resided on Three Mile, was 31 years of age and a rancher by occupation. He said he had never met Powell until June 16th. He over heard part of the conversation between Green and Powell and distinctly re membered hearing Powell say that he was "going to read the riot act" to Linscott, but was "not going to shoot him that day** but would "the next lime he turned off the water." Shortly after Powell left, witness heard Lins cott call, "Come down here. May," repeating it several times. He and Green, fearing trouble, started to the dam. They heard a sho.t. When they arrived. Linscott was just about dead/ He nsever spoke. Witness ob served a bullet wound at the.base of his neck on right side. Witness said that Linscott was over 50 years of IA age,about 5 feet 7 inches in height, weighed about 145 pounds and appear- I ed weak and sickly in appearance. Witness siezed Powell around the neck I Came from behind and Green took the gun away from him. . H. P. Dwyer testified that he resid ed on Three Mile, was 57 years old and j a rancher by occupation. Witness testified that about the first of the month Powell told him "that if Lins cott persisted and bothered him by soula taking his water he would draw a bead I rived on him with his needle gun." On cross examination witness testified that Powell had told him that Linscott were had bothered him a great deal last | and year b^ stealing his water at night. Attorney Murray, for the defense, conducted a rigid cross examination but with little effect. No testimony with had was introduced in behalf of the de fendant. He was returned to Hamil- The ton and lodged in the county jail by Sheriff Watts Saturday evening. ATTENTION CALLED TO SPOTTED FEVER. Believed Surgeon General Wyman Will Direct Investigation of the Disease. by Associated Press. Washington, D. C., June 20.—Repre sentative Edwards has called the at tention of Surgeon-General Wyman, of the marine hospital service, to the prevalence of a the disease in the vicin ity of Missoula, knowu as spotted fever. He has called upon the sur geon-general to make an investigation of the disease with a view to controll ing and preventing its spread. There is every reason to believe that the sur and ish. in his did, g eon-general will direct such as in-1 & . vestigation. 1 SPOTTED FEVEk MAPS. Missoula, June fl —Wilbur Catlin, the civil engineer and draughtsman, has prepared for Dr. Wilson, the ex pert, a series of maps to show the ex- | tent of the infected spotted fever dis tricts. When these are filled out, which Is to be done by the residents of I the Bitter Root valley, Rock Creek and others, the doctor will submit them to the state board of health and each 11 map will show where a case developed. in Calls It Blackmail. Missoula, June 23.—James H. Cow an, a property owner of Corvallis who recently was sued by J. Hay of that place for $30,000, charging him with the alienation of Hay's wife's affec tions, is in the city, and has secured the services of Marshall & Stiff to de fend him in the suit. "It is a black mailing scheme, pure and simple," I said Mr. Cowan to a reporter this af I ternoon, in speaking about the case, and I propose to fight it to the bitter end. I haVe in no way had anything to do with Mrs. Hay." | Only One-Fourth of n Crop. I Missoula, Tune 23.—"The berry crop I in the Bitter Root valley this year will I .be only one-fourth of what it should be, " said Mr. Read of thè Horticul I tural society. "We of the Fruitgrow | ers' union have decided to abandon number of the plans we have adopted to handle the crop. It would be a bad year for the farmers in this respect, but we did not know anything about it until I had made a trip to each of the heavy growers, and found that the crop was small." Mr. Read says that the farmers at tribute the small crops to the plants being winter killed' In many instan ces the plants were not protected or mulched, and as there was but little snow last fall the cold weather affected them. The special express coaches which had been spoken for will have to be given up and the present plan is to have each grower ship to the con sumers direct. Mr. Read says that notwithstanding the small crop there will be a lot of berries for the market, —Standard. Maynard & Wheeler's is the place to get your bicycles repaired. 23-tf IHlSTlIISSlEt' OVERALLS j IA BIG EXCURSION OF 'miCCrUTI IANIC Jv/LLY niiJoUULIAlNb, Came to Hamilton Last Sunday— Ham|lton Teain Defeats Mix , „ , »oulg-Mlssoula Marksmen Win. An excursion train of five coaches, loaded to the guards with jolly Mis soula people out for a good time, ar rived here about ten o'clock Sunday, bringing the Missoula gun club and Florence laundry ball team. They were accorded the freedom of the town and upon their departure for home, with one acclaim, declared that they had been treated royally. Good ball was played, resulting in a glorious victory for Hamilton by a score of 8 to 4, and an inning to spare, The Hamilton lads were full of ginger and put up an excellent game, out playing the visitors from start to fin ish. The Missoula lads goose-egged in six innings, Hamilton failinir to score in but three. Wilson replaced Young and John Russell succeeded Place as regular members of the team. Every member of the Hamilton team played good ball. Gene Adams, "Scotty" and John Russell, who played his maiden game, deserve special mention for the excellent work they did, while Warren, with his "pretzels" carried off the biggest bunch of car nations on the market. The line-up: Hamilton—Adams, catcher: Scott, second base; McMurphy, left field; Russell, center field; Smith, right field. Porter, first base; Schwier, short stop, Wilson, third base; Warren, pitcher; Mitchell, substitute. Missoula—Marshall, left field; Har- ' ley, pitcher; Shanders, catcher; Hous ' ' „ .. . . . ton, first base; Hatt, shortstop; Ken 1 nedy, second base; Gibney, third baBe; Wilson, right field; Vassar, center field; Scott, substitute. The score by innings: Hamilton......... 3 <j 1 2 1 0 1 0 *—8 | Missou i a ........ 00020001 1—4 I Earned runs—Hamilton, 5; Laundry, Two-base hits—Hamilton, 4; La un 2 - Bases on balls-Off Harley, 11 ! off Warren, 1. Struck out-By Warren, 6; by Harley, 5; by Mott, 1. Errors—Hamilton, 3; Missoula, 11, Double plays, Schwier to Scott to Porter. Attendance, 1,000. Umpire Green. MISSOrl.A WINS SHOOT. The shoot between the Hamilton and Missoula gun clubs yesterday resulted in another victory for Missoula, whose marksmen certainly are artists at killing bluerocks. The match took I place at the grounds of the local gun I club just south of town. There were 40 bluerocks. Woody made the best. score; 38. The score: Hamilton club—Hoagland, 22; Chaf | fin, 33; Moore, 14; Ritchie, 32; Lude« man, 32; Grow, 23; Magm, 27; John I SO n, 31; Smith. 28; Hartenberger, 24; I Dow, 27; Cone, 18. I Missoula—Francis, 37; Searles, 321 Woody, 38; Stephens, 24; Sterling, 35; I Potts, 27; Thompson, 19; Oettinger, 30; | Myers. 28; Cook, 34; Woodworth, 31; Stewart, 32. Several individual and match shoots occurred after the main contest. or is Special Rate for Fourth of July Celebration at Hamilton. For the above occasion rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip, with no rate less than fifty cents, will be in effect from all points within two hundred miles. Tickets sold July 3rd and 4th good returning to July 7th inclusive. J. P. McBride/ C. S. Fee, Agent N. P. Ry., G. P. A. N. P. Ry., Hamilton. St. Paul. to READY TO YIELD. * "I used DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve for piles and found it a certain cure,'* says S. R. Meredith, Willow Grove, Del. Operations unnecessary to cure piles.- They always yield to De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Cures skin dis eases, all kinds of wounds. Accept no - counterfeits. Hamilton Drug Co. * Special Meeting ot Board of County Commissioners. Notice is hereby give that a special j meeting of the Board of County Com missioners of Ravalli County, Mon tana, will be held at the courthouse ia Hamilton, Montana, on Monday, July 7, 1902, at 10 o'clock A. M., for tba purpose of examining bids and award ing contract for the construction of I the Como bridge, and to take any other measures necessary for the com pletion of the said work. Done by order of the board. By Howard D. Smart, 36-2t. * Clerk« 36-2t.