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VOLUME Xll. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. 1902. NUMBER 45 HUNSAKER DID NOT DEFACE BRAND «•The Man From Medicine Tree' Acquitted of a Serious Charge Testimony In the Case. The preliminary examination of Da vid Hunsaker, charged with defacing the brand of a cow, alleged to be the property of the Bitter Root Stock Farm, which was tried before Justice of the Peace J. F. Morris on the 28th and 29th of August, resulted in the discharge of Mr. Hunsaker and the return to him of the cash bond he had put up for his appearance. The fads, as disclosed by the testi mony, are that when Hunsaker came 4o the Bitter Root valley he brought with him a cow and yearling calf, both of which were branded with an indis tinct "F" on the right hips. The calf, which was in controversy, bore a peculiar white mark or stripe across the shoulders, and to one familiar with it it was easily recognizable. The fact of Hunsaker's having brought «into the valley animals bearing the "F brand was proved as was also the fact that he owned a heifer bearing a white mark quite similar to the one in con troversy. The fact that the animal in controversy is the self-same animal was proven by Herbert Harris, who had milked this particular animal and her mother, while Ralph Shook test! Bed to having milked the mother and also of knowing and identifying the calf. It was disclosed by the testimony that Hunsaker had been in the valley about a year when this calf, along with other animals, disappeared and th at some time last fall this cow re t urned to his place, bringing with her a calf; that when she returned no h rands were distinguishable on her but that Mrs. Hunsaker recognized the animal from the peculiar white mark across the shoulders; that Hun a aker believed it to be bis, but not see » g the "F" brand, called in Herbert Harris to identify the animal; that Harris did identify it and that Hunsa ker milked it all winter; that during the time it was being milked by Hun Cbe Shooting Season is at Rand! Sportsmen will find our store headquarters for everything necessary for their complete outfit ting. && TENTS, = GUNS, - PISTOLS, .....AMMUNITION..... Shot Guns. Magazine Guns, Double Barrel Breech-Loading at $8.00 and $10.00 Double Barrel Hammer Shot Guns at $10.00 to $16.00 Donble Barrel Hammerless Shot Guns at $24.00 to $75.00 Winchester and Marlin Magazine Shot Guns at $20.00 to $22.00 Repeating Rifles. Marlin Rifles at $15.00. Winchester Rifles at 16.00. Savage Rifles at $21.50. Hunting Coats, from $1.50 to $4.00. Hunting Pants, at $3.00. the at ties la, J. and and the die to be and The and in W, A full stock of shot gun and rifle ammunition at lowest prices. Belts and holsters for all sizes of guns. '*j* j »j» ** Persons contemplating long outing trips will find here everything they may need—pack saddles, blankets, camp stoves, clothing and the best of things to eat. ** » ** ..ünaconda Copper mining Co.. els saker, in order to be sure he was right. Hunsaker spoke of the animal to several persons, among whom was Milton Hammond of Darby, telling them that he believed the animal to be his own, but that until it shed off in the summer he could not be absolutely sure. In the early spring the animal again disappeared and some two or three weeks later was found by Her bert Harris and Hennessy Sorenson, with its horns and tail cut off, its ears mutilated and an eleven bar brand on its left side close to the shoulders, all of which marks and brands appeared to be recent. Hunsaker, being noti fied, drove the animal home where in rema ined until about August 22, when B. S. Chaffin, who had purchased the Hunsaker brand, took it away with the rest. On the road to Darby it was discov ed that this animal appeared to have a D bar brand under the eleven bar brand, and upon close examination such was found to be the case, and Hunsaker was arrested on a charge of defacing the D bar brand, although the eleven bar is not Mr. Hunsaker's brand. Witnesses for the prosecution testi fied to the brand of the Bitter Root Stock Farm being on the animal; of having seen it about June 20th, but not having recognized it as a D bar; of having afterwards seen it in Hunsa ker's carrol just before B. S. Chaffin took the band away, and of not recog nizing it at that time. The D bar, like the "F", was rather indistinct, and neither of the brands could be detected until the animal had shed off, and there was no means whereby it could be determined which of the two was the oldest brand. The decision rendered by Judge Morris is quite in accord with ihe opinions of all who listened to the tes timony in the case. Be sure to give your orders for fruit trees to Mr. Mitchell. He is general agent for the old reliable Oregon Nur sery Co. The trees from Oregon have proven without a doubt that they are the trees for success in this valley. Mr. Mitchell will call on you again in a few days. Apples, first-class $18.00 per 100 or $150.00 per thousand. 39tf LABOR DAY CELEBRATION Hamilton's Effort In that Direction a Harked Success—Hon. T. O'Brien Speaks—Good Attendance. The Labor Day celebration in Ham ilton Monday under the auspices of Sawtooth Union No. 109 was a very successful and enjoyable occasion, and showed that careful attention had been given to every detail. The pa rade in the forenoon was headed by the H amilton Silver Cornet Band, fol lowed by some two hundred members of the union. The parade marched through some of the principal streets of the city, going thence to the Rayalli hotel where the exercises of the day were held. Hon. T. O'Brien, of Butte, was the A speaker of the day and his address was ■ well recieved and heartily applauded j by a large and appreciative audiauce. He spoke on the leading phases of the , lab or question and said that he was | gl ad there was a spirit of harmony be twe en capital and labor in this state he recited many instances from an cient history showing the disastrous results when capital ruled labor with a hand of tyranny, and said it was the duty of every laborer to encourage a fri endly feeling toward capital rather than engender discord. In the afternoon the amusements took place as arranged, the races, for the most part, being hotly contested. The following is a list of the winners: Y oung ladies' race—Miss Maude Stockman 1st, Miss Stephens 2d. Girls' race, under 12—Susie Wheeler 1st, Alice O'Brien 2d. Men's 100 yard race—Mr. Sinclair 1st, Joe Blodgett 2d. Boy's race, under 18—Fred Riley 1st, Albert Thrower 2d. Boy's race, under 12—Earl White 1st, Clarence Farrel 2d. Three legged race—John Russell and Lo gan Hudde.l 1st, and Rufus Russell and Harry Young 2d. Fat man's race—Dallas Aleut 1st Win. Hesling 2d. _ Sack race—Rufus Russell 1st, Logan a Huddell 2nd. Wheelbarrow contest was won by John Russell. Tug-of- War was won by the south side of which Fred Taylor was cap tain. The band rendered a lengthy pro - gram from the varanda of the hotel and were the recipients of many well deserved compliments. The evening was devoted to dancing and the spacious lobby of the Ravalli made a charming place for those who wished to mingle in the mazes of the dance. Music for this occasion was furnished by^ the Rockefeller orches tra. V For the initial Labor Day celebra tion the union may well feel proud of their success. A BOY'S WILD RIDE FOR LIFE. With family around expecting him to die, and a son riding for life, IS miles, to get Dr. King's New Discovery for consumptions; coughs and colds, W. H. Brown, of Leesville, Ind., endured death's agonies from asthma, but this wonderful medicine gave instant re* lief and soon cured him. He writes: "I now slepp soundly every night." L ike marvelous cures of consumption, pneumonia, bronchitis, coughs, colds a nd grip prove its matchless merit for all throat and lung troubles. Guaran teed bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial bot tles free at Corner Drug Store. * THE ONLY WAY To get the superiority of one thing over another is by comparison, and after traveling over every line be tween Minneapolis and Chicago the traveler will admit that the North Western Line rep.esents the superla tive degree of railway comfort and luxury in its elegant North-Western Limited. This statement was made by a prominent man in an interview in the Minneapolis Times. For any information about this popular road address E. G. GRAY, Gen. Agent, T. W. Teasdals, Helena, Mont. G. P. A., 5't. Paul, Minn. Chase and Sanborn Coffee is still our leader. It seems to be the consum er's leader, too. Ravalli County Merc. Co. a NOT A SION OF THE PEST No Coddling Moths in the Bitter Root Valley Says the Report of Prof, Cooley—Not a Wormy Apple. Missoula, Sept. 1.—Professor R. A. Cooley, of the state agricultural col lege and experimnetal station at Boze man, accompanied by E. N. Branda man, of Helena, state fruit inspector, arrived in the city yesterday from a trip through the Bitter Root valley, which they have been over thoroughly the past ten days, visiting all of the orchards seeking if they could find any traces of the coddling moths, or other fruit tree pests. They report that not a sign of these pests exist in any of the orchards of the Bitter Root valley, the grandest fruit belt of the entire world. They had feared that they might find some of the moths in the old orchards at Stevensville, but in this they were happily disappointed. The pest seems to be confined strictly to the orchards in this city and imme diate vicinity, and here the war has been waged so incessantly against them this season that they are practi cally extinct. To a person who is not posted on horticulture, this does not appeal as strongly as it should and the uninitiated will better appreciate the work of the state board of horticulture when it is understood that in all of the hundreds of thousands of boxes of ap ples which will be marketed from the Bitter Root orchards this fall, not one wormy apple will be found. All will be perfect fruit. Prof. Cooley stated to the Miner yesterday that from per sonal observations and from talking with all the main fruit growers of the Bitter Root valley on this last trip, he learned that this year's apple crop in the Bitter Root valley would be the largest in number of bushels that has ever been harvested, also that the ap ples were further advanced than previ ously, which will mean that the Bitter Root apple will be fully matured be fore frosts'eome and will attiin a lar ger size than heretofore, all of which makes the fruit growers of that sec tion happy as well as being pleasing news to the consumers of the fruit throughout the state.—Miner. A to $325. Perry, to in "I writes way. and tric dice me For excel Bitters them. anteed of If by Cowan, strike ruled. ble, was D. Dave and Wedding Bells. A pretty wedding will take place at the M. E. church, south, this evening at 8 o'clock p. in., the contracting par ties being Mr. C. E. Avery, of Missou la, and Miss Myrtle Weber, the ac complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Weber, of this place. The church lias been beautifully and ar tistically decorated for the occasion, and at the appointed hour, while Mrs. Dungan plays the wedding march, the bridal party will march up the aisle and take their place at the alter, the bride and groom taking positions di rectly under a beautiful floral wedding bell, Rev. J. A. Martin performing the ceremony. Misses Lizzie Bean, Ollie Rennix. Inez Summers and Sa die McClaren will attend the bride, while Mr. Avery, a brother to the groom, will act in the capacity of best man. After the ceremony the party will go to the Weber home where supper will be served to a number of the relatives and near friends of the contractiug parties. This is an excellent voung couple and each are fully qualified to assume their new role of husband and wife. The Western News, together with their many friends, extends hearty and sincere congratulations. Those from a distance who will be in attendance are H. B. Avery, of An aconda, Mrs. Hornbeck, of Butte, A. W, Avery, of Butte, A. M. Avery, of Divide, and Mr. and Miss Weber, brother and sister to the bride, of the Gallatin valley. 160 Acre Farm For Sale. 150 acres under cultivation, good water right, 90 tons of hay, 500 bush els of grain, two teams of horses, hogs and etc., all for $3,000. Apply at this office. 45-2t unsTuistu 1 OVERALLS is its their the day, dol best and p life. left spot the lute' ly was that a IN of by of Filed for Record. Deed—Kate Lauren and husband to A Van Viict et al, 160 acres near Stevensville; $8000. Deed— W. T. Fowler et al to M. M. Fowler, 40 acres at Victor; $1. Deed—Jennie Thomas and husband to Wm. Jamieson, 160 acres north of Stevensville; $500. Deed—Emeline Foster to Thomas Deering, 1 acre in Doran addition; $325. Deed—Mary E. McMillan to B. F. Perry, 80 acres near Victor; $750. Bond for Deed—Geo M. Steele et al to Lucinda I. Newell, fraction of lot in Grantsdale; $500. A PARSON'S NOBLE ACT. "I want all the world to know," writes Rev. C. L. Budlong of Atha way. R. I., ''what a thoroughly good and reliable medicine I found in Elec tric Bitters. They cured me of jaun dice and liver troubles that had caused me great suffering for many years. For a genuine, all-around cure they excel anything I ever saw." Electic Bitters are the surprise of all for their wonderful work in Liver, Kidney and Stomach troubles. Don't fail to try them. Only 50c. Satisfaction is guar anteed by the Bitter Root Drug Co. * A Brief Session of Court. Judge Webster held a short session of court here Saturday. If the $30,000 damage suit brought by John A Hay against James H. Cowan, the defendant's motion to strike from the complaint was over ruled. The deposition of J. L. Hum ble, one of the witnesses in the case, was taken in open court. D. Hunsaker, charged with cattle rustling, withdrew his bond, upon hich the names of Rory McLeod and Dave Nicholson appeared as sureties and put a $1500 cash bond instead. Court adjourned to meet Sept. 29. TAKE CARE OF THE STOMACH. The man or woman whose digestion is perfect and whose stomach performa its ever function is never sick. KodoF clenses, purifies and sweetens the stomach and cures positively and per manently all stomach troubles, indi gestion and dyspepsia. It is the won derful reconstructive tonic that is making so many sick people well and weak people strong by conveying to their bodies all of the nourishment in the food they eat. Rev. R. H. Holla day, of Holladay, Miss., writes: Ko- dol has cured me. I consider it the. best remedy I ever used for dyspepsia., and stomach troubles. I was given p by physicians. Kodol saved my life. Take it after meals.—Hamilton Drug Co. Strayed, On Monday night, August 25, from pasture near camp 2, a bright sorrel gelding saddle horse, weight about 900 pounds, white face, left hind foot has white stocking foot, one white spot on left side about size of band, one white spot on each side of neck a little smaller, is shod, 3 years old. A rea sonable reward will be paid to anyone nforming me of the whereabouts of the above horse. Claud Hopkins, Camp 2. BEWARE OF THE KNIFE. No profession has advanced more rapidly of late than surgery, but it should not be used except when abso lute' y necessary. In cases of piles for example, it is seldom needed. De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures quick ly and permanently. Unequalled for cuts, burns, bruises, wounds, skin di seases. Accepts no counterfeits. "I was so troubled with bleeding piles that I lost much blood and strength," says J. C. Phillips, Paris, 111. "De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cured me in a short time." Soothes and heals.— Hamilton Drug Co. * IN THE GOOD OLD FASHIONED DAYS. Powdered Wigs Found an Important Adjunct to a Gentlemen's Apparel. It is safe to say that the majority of the bald men of today would gladly revive the old, dignified custom if they could. But they can do the next beat thing to it; that is,to revive the growth of the hair nature gave them. In cases where the hair root or hair buld bas been completely diatroyed by parasites that infest it, Newbro's Herpicide will do wonders in the way of stimulaling the growth of lifeless and falling hair. Destroy the cause, you remove tbe effect. That is tho successful mission of Herpicide. To those of our customers who pre fer CERETANA FLOUR, will say that we now have it in stock. RavalliCounty Merc. Co.