THE WESTERN NEWS
Hamilton, Uamlu Ooobtt, Mom.
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF RAVALLI OOUNTY.
The Western News absolutely guarantees
.ta advertisers an actual bona Ade paid cir
culation within Ravalli county two times
greater than that of any other newspaper
published in the known world. Advertising
contracts will be made subject to this guar
Wednesday, August 20, 1902.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
We are authorized to announce A. L.
Mowatt, of Victor, as a candidate for the
office of county commissioner, subject to the
action of the republican county convention.
We are authorized to announce H. L.
Carter ns a candidate for Treasurer of Ra
valli County, subject to the action of the
We are authorized to announce James L.
Everly, of Corvallis, as a candidate for
Assessor of Ravalli County, subject to the
action of the Democraticcoanty convention.
Possibly, in the course of human
events, it may dawn upon the high
and mighty autocrats of the railroads
that "there are others."
The eastern geologist, who, short ly
after the St. Pierre blow-out, predict
ed that the Bitter Root range would
be the center of the next volcanic
disturbance must thave got slightly
mixed in his dates. To be strictly
accurate he should have designated
One of the best indications of the
progress of Montana is shown by the
fncrease in irrigation during the ten
years from 1889 to 1899. The num
ber of irrigators increased 117 per
cent, and the number of acres irrigat
ed 171.8 per cent. The length of
ditches in operation in 1899 was 6,812
miles, and they cost $4,683,073. These
figures are taken from a report just
published by the Division of Agricul
ture of the Twentieth Census.
Tu winding up an editorial relative
to the naming of Judge John M
Evans, of Missoula, as a candidate
lor congress this fall on the demo
■cratic ticket, the Missoula Democrat
pays that gentleman this compli
ment : "A representative citizen, an
able lawyer and a man of dear judg
ment, Judge Evans has friends in all
parts of Montana to whom it would
'ue a pleasure to be instrumental in
his election to congress."
Montana's delegation of Elks easi
ly took the prize offered for the most
handsomely attired and best drilled
bunch in all the states as well as the
trophy given for the handsomest ban
ner. The Boston and Montana band
fairly won the distinction of being
the best of the twelve bands in at
tendance at the national conclave
held at Salt Lake. Next year's ses
sion will be held in Baltimore. Mon
tanans always make a hit wherever
they may go.
Do the ordinary citizens and voters
ever stop to think that there is too
much millionaire and corporate ow
nership of newspapers in Montana,
says the Boulder Age. The Amalga
mated Copper Co. has its newspapers,
Senator Clark owns a few and Heinze
ia getting a start although thus far
he has confined himself to one or two
weeklies in Batte and an eastern
mining paper to advance his interests.
Isn't it somewhat irksome to citizens
that corporations, capitalists and po
litical freebooters are endeavoring to
control the situation by the owner
ship of newspapers which exist not
M meritorious business propositions
bat for the purpose of advancing the
political and business interests of
their owners? What's Montana com
ing to, anyway?
Butte now has two "official organs"
of organized labor. Theee are The
Labor World, the property of the
Amalgamated Co. and The Reveille,
which is being resurrected by Heinze.
As soon as the stage can be cleared
of the preliminaries the "big fight"
will he on.
When the farming community an
nounces that it hasn't a thing in the
world to complain about—weather
just right; hay cat and in stack;
enormous yield; grain harvesting in
progress: big and fat; stock sleek
and in good order; fruit leaning up
against the sun and sighing with
contentment; huckleberries pnrpling
on the hills and service berries caudy
ing on the stem; bees all on the res
ervation with a big honey jag on;
fish biting and grouse "getting real
peart;" when sneh an announcement
is made by Bitter Root farmers why
shouldn't Old Gabe begin to blow?
queries the Missoulian.
Charles Fair, a millionaire of San
Francisco, and wife, while "scorch
ing" along a country highway in
France one day last week were
thrown from their automobile and
instantly killed. The auto, a huge
40 horse power machine, speeding
along at the rate of 62 miles an hour,
suddenly became unmanageable and
crashed into a tree, hurling its occu
pants to instant death. This acci
dent has moved some of our contem
poraries to advocacy of laws prohib
iting the driving of automobiles at a
high rate of speed. The fact that
such a law might afford protection to
unsuspecting wayfareis from auto
mobile drivers afflicted with what
is quite appropriately termed "speed
madness" would seem to be its chief
recommendation. A high-class n
mg automobile costs about ten or
twelve thousand dollars, an amount
that places it quite beyond the reach
of the mass of humanity and while
the growth in popularity of this fad
may result in thinning out the mil
lionaires somewhat, there is little
danger of a very great decrease iu
population through this agency.
Very few of us would be permitted
to take the automobile route, even if
we wanted to ever so bad, for the
simple reason that we can't afford it.
SOME WANT A BUTTE MAN.
From Butte Labor World.
While every indication is that the
annual meeting of the Montana State
Press Association at Hamilton will
be enjoyable and well attended, the
newspaper men of Butte feel deep
regret that they were not allowed to
entertain the boys this year in Bntte
We understand that there is some
discussion concerning the advisability
of holding semi-annual meetings and
the probability is that the new officers
of the association will hold only for
six months. In view of the fact that
[ Butte lost the meeting this year, it is
the unanimous belief that right aud
justice demand that the next presi
dent of the association should be a
Henry L. Shattuck of Shellsburg
Iowa, was cured of a stomach trouble
with which he had been afflicted for
years, by four boxes of Chamberlain'
Stomach and Liver Tablets. He had
previously tried many other remedies
and a number of physicians without
relief. For sale by Corner Drug Co.
. " My hair came out by the hand
ful, and the gray hairs began to
creep in. I tried Ayer's Hair Vigor,
and it stopped the hair from com
ing out and restored the cojor."—
Mrs.M. D. Gray, No. Salem, Mass.
There's a pleasure in
offering such a prépara
tion as Ayer's Hair Vigor.
It gives to all who use it
such satisfaction. The
hair becomes thicker,
longer, softer, and more
glossy. And you feel so
secure in using such an
old and reliable prepara
tion. |I.M a MU*. All
If jour druggist cannot auopljr you,
■endos one douar and we will exprcaa
jon a bottle. Be aura and_glw th e name
THE EDITOR'S SONQ.
How dear to my haart Is the steady sub
Who pays In advanco at the birth of
Who lay a down the dollar and offers it
And casts 'round the office a hale of
Who never says "Stop it; I cannot afford
Or, "I'm getting more papers now than.I
But always says, "Sond It; the family likes
Iu fact, we think It is a household
How welcome he is when he steps In the
How he makes our heart throb!
How he makes our eyes dance!
Wo outwardly thank him—we Inwardly
The steady subscriber who pays in advance.
McDouougb (Henry County N. Y.) Weekly.
The democratic party is rapidly be
coming solid for the municipal owner
ship of public utilities, says the Great
Falla Tribune. In almost all the
state democratic conventions held
this year a plank to that effect has
been embodied in the platform.
It may be contended that the ques
tion is not one for state regulation,
but for the municipalities to settle
for themselves. That is true to cer
tain extent; but it is also true that, in
very many of the states legislation
is necessary which will pave a way
for sueh municipal ownership. That
is, in effect, what these democratic
state conventions are pledging them
selves shall be enacted.
In this matter the democratic party
stands with an unquestioned majority
of the people of American cities. Al
most invariably, wherever there has
been a chance for the people to ex
press themselves on this question,
the great majority has declared for
As an instance of this we might
refer to the election which was held
in Chicago last spring. By the refer
endum law of Illinois, the voters of
that city were allowed to express
themselves on the question of wheth
er the city should own the street rail
way lines and the lighting plants.
Of the 175,000 voters who expressed
themselves on the question more than
150,000 were in favor of municipal
ownership. That is but a sample.
Wherever else the proposition has
come up, and in whatever form, the
result of the voting has been much
But it is a mistake to hold that this
desire ou the part of the residents of
cities shows a tendency towards so
cialism. It is merely a desire that
the people of the cities shall have
good service at the least possible
cost. Further it is a desire to des
troy a natural monopoly in the use
of the service ®r the products of
which the customer cau have practi -
cally no choice. He must patronize
them or be uncomfortable.
It is clearly within the province of
the municipality to use its power for
the well being of the citizens when
that power is not used iu such a way
as to limit the rights of citizens or to
restrict private enterprise in a man
ner detrimental to commerce and in
dustry. Municipal ownership of
public utilities does nothing of that
sort, therefore the cry that it is a
verging towards socialism has no
basis to stand on, any more than the
conduct of postal affairs by the gov
ernment, or thî reclamation of arid
A YOUNG LADY'S LIFE SAVED.
At PananltL. Columbia, by Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
Dr. Chas. H. Utter, a prominent
physician, of Panama, Columbia, in a
recent letter states: "Last March 1
had as a patient a young lady sixteen
years of age, who had very bad at
tacks of dysentrjr. Everything I pre
scribed for her proved ineffectual and
she was growing worse every hour.
Her parents were sure she would die.
She had become so weak that she
could not turp over in bed. What to
do at this critical moment was a study
for me, but I thought of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
and as a last resort prescribed it. The
most wonderful result was effected.
Within eight hours she was feeling
much better; inside of three days she
was upon her feet and at the end of
one week was entirely well." For sale
by Corner Drug Co. 1*
Fine job work at Western News.
NEW STOCK PATTERNS OF
We are Making Some Attractive
Prices on these Goods as follows :
Cups and Saucers............$1.50 per 8 et
7-Inch Plates................ 1.25 per Set
6 -Inch Plates................ 1.00 per Set
5-Inch Plates................ .85 per Set
loo Piece Dinner Set....... 18.00 per Set
In English White Granite
Cups and Saucera ............ 60c per Set
Cups and Saucers............ 75c per Set
7-Inch Plates.................. 75c per 8 et
6 -Inch Plates................ 60c per Set
5-Inch Plates ................. 50c per Set
McMURRY, COOPER & GRILL.
Special Correspondence to the Western News
Victor, August 18.
Mrs. G. M. Tuxbury is slowly im'
W. H. McVey went to Butte Satur
day on business.
Miss Lida Gladys returned to Hel
ena Thursday last.
V. R. Woodmancy spent several
days of last week in the Garden City.
Mrs. F. F. West returned from
Missoula Wednesday last.
Born, to the wife of F. Cooley Aug.
17, a son.
Miss Bennett, of Colfax, Wash., is
the guest of the Misses Million.
Bird Hubbs, of Hamilton, spent
Sunday with Victor friends.
Miss Helen Agee, of Missoula,
visited friends here last week.
Mrs. James Morris, of Florence,
spent several days of last week with
Mrs. McClatchey and daughter re
turned to Helena Saturday after a
Harper & Baird's saw mill began
work again today after two weeks'
Miss Lenore Rennick, of Mis soula,
is spending a few days with Mrs. J.
Miss E. G. Hill returned to Seattle
Friday to resume her work in the
Mrs. A. N. Mittower, who has been
ill for the past two weeks, has very
Rev. A. K. Baird, of Mount Vernon,
Iowa, is the guest of his son Dr. T.
J . Baird and family.
Mrs. W. W. Flowers and two little
daughters are spendiug a couple of
weeks at Sleeping Child springs,
G. A. Kain, of Stevensville, has
taken charge of the M. M. store dur
ing the illness of J. M. Price.
Dr. W. T. Robinson and wife, of
Missoula, spent several days of last
week here, the doctor doing dental
D. J. W. Green and family return
ed to their home in Oskaloosa, Iowa,
Friday, after a month's visit with rel
The Holter camp at Curlew broke
üp Thursday last and all the campers
returned to Helena.
Mrs. O. R. Baker, Mrs. J. W. Was
son and two little daughter returned
to Stevensville Saturday to reopen
the depot restaurant.
Mrs. D, H. Goudy went to Florence
Saturday, where she remained until
this morning, when she went to Hel
ena to visit relatives.
Tom Hauser of Helena, and G. W.
Dillard, of Nor fork, Va., started
Thursday for an outing in the Clear
Mrs. C. W. Bishop and three chil
dren came up from Missoula Wed
nesday to visit with friends in town
and at Silver Sand camp.
Miss Odelia Daigle, book-keeper
for the M. M. Co., was taken to Mis
soula Friday, having been ill with
typhoid fever for several days.
J. M. Price, who has been ill with
typhoid fever for the past week was
moved to the Sisters' hospital, Mis
soula, Saturday and his condition
was favorable when last heard from.
Rev. J. D. Lewellin held hia last
services for the year here yesterday.
We very ranch regret that Mr. Lewel
lin will not be with us next year. He
will quit the ministry for the year
and take up studies in the university.
Miss Zella Nicholas returned to
Helena this morning after a month's
visit with her sister.
SHATTERS ALL RECORDS.
Twice in hospital, F. A. Gulledge.
Verbena, Ala., paid a vast sum to
doctors .to cure a severe case of piles
causing 24 tumors. When all failed
Bucklin's Arnica Salve soon cured
him. Subdues inflamation, conquers
aches, kills pains. Best salve in the
world. 25c at Bitter Root Drug Store
Take Your Washing to the
Bitter Root Steam Laundry*
I C. SANDVEN, Proprietor. =
g GOODS CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED.'®^ 2
WHITE LABOR ONLY.
I Doing Business at the Old Stand
Fresh Beef, Pork, Mutton. Fish
and Game in Season. Every
CITY MEAT MARKET
RUFUS RUSSELL. Prop.
CORNER MAIN AND THIRD ST., OPPOSITE BANK.
I CHOICE FRESH MEATS |
V Beef, Pork, Mutton Poultry, Fish and
^jt Game in season kept constantly on
hand and will be.
J* Delivered at Your Door Every Morning J
A fair share of the Public Patronage .j*
respectfully solicited ^
I Corvallis Meat Market, t
I ALEX CHAFFIN. Prop. f
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! A Fool and His Teeth !
$ ARE SOON PARTED. £
Hr Owing to the large amount of work undertaken at our July prices, Hr
* we are obliged to continue the same during this month of August, Hr
which will positively be the last month that the following prices
^ will prevail: ^
Hr Solid Gold Fillings,.............................. $L00 up Hr
Hr Silver Fillings,................. ................. 50c Hr
7 Cement Fillings,.................................. 50c 7
Ï Gold and Platinum Alloy Fillings,......... 75c up Ï
^ 22k. Gold Crowns,.............................. $5.00 ^
Hr 22k. Gold Bridge Work,........................ $5.00 t|v
! DR. ELLIS, The Dentist, I
^ Office open from 8 to 6 .
TIT Sundays, from 10 to 4. ?JT
t Hamilton, - Montana. *
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