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------ — ' ....... ■' - ■ - : VOLUME XII. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1902. NUMBER 40 WHEN THE PRESS GANG CAME TO HAMILTON The Montana Press association had possession of Hamilton during the past week, and, in consequence, the town is somewhat f rayed around the edges for the time being. The special train of four coaches 'bearing the press gang and guests, about 150 in all, pulled into town early Saturday evening. They were met at the station by the Hamilton Silver Cornet band, the local reception com mittees and a big crowd of people, perhaps 1,000 in all. The town was elaborately decorated, one feature being a rustic triumphal arch at the corner of Main and Second streets As the newspaper people and their guests stepped off the train they were met by a delegation of Bitter Root girls dressed in white and presented with bunches of flowers. Then they were escorted to the Ravalli hotel which was filled with flowers and where the evening was very pleas antly spent. On Sunday the entire party, accom panied by several hundred home peoole, went on an excursion to the Camas woods where dinner was served at Camps 2 and 3. Captain Jack Crawford, the poet scout, one of the guests of the association, climbed up on the roof of the cookhouse and de livered his cowboy sermon. The ex cursionists returned early in the even ing. This novel excursion, the free dom of the woods and the welcome accorded by the lumber jacks made a great hit with the newspaper people. The excursion was under the direction of Supt. J. E. Totman, and was so happily arranged and carried out that that gentleman made a friend for life of every newspaper man in the state. On Monday at 10 o'clock the press association was called to order by President Miles Romney, who deliv ered the annual address. Some routine business was transacted, whereupon the meeting adjourned for the day. During the afternoon the visitors were driven over the Bitter Root Stock ClK Sbootitid Season is at Rand! Sportsmen will find our store headquarters for everything necessary for their complete outfit ting. j** * * TENTS, - GUNS, - PISTOLS, .....AMMUNITION..... Shot Guns. Magazine Guns, Repeating Rifles. Double Barrel Breech-Loading at $8.00 and $10.00 Double Barrel Hammer Shot Guns ' ' at $10.00 to $16.00 Double Barrel Hammerless Shot Guns . at $24.00 to $75.00 Winchester and Marlin Magazine Shot Guns at $20.00 to $22.00 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. A full stock of shot gun and rifle ammunition at lowest prices. Belts and holsters for all sizes of guns. jij* jtjt 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. ** j** Anaconda Copper Minina Co ♦♦ ♦♦ farm and to other points of interest. They inspected the orchards and creameries, grain fields and saw mills hereabouts and were given a glimpse of the wonderful resources of this, the most beautiful and fertile valley on earth. The visitors were all provided with huge straw hats on this trip by the reception committee and were, assuredly, treated to a rural good time. In the evening a dance was given-in the rotunda of the Ravalli hotel and an opportunity was afforded the people of the town to mix with "the gang" in social session. At 11:15 the ban quet board was spread at the Hotel Hamilton. Mine Host Page had loaded it with good things. Col. C. M. Crutchfield presided as toastmaster in his usual happy and felicitous man ner. Gen. R. Lee McCulloch spoke for the Bitter Rooters most eloquently and C. F. Kelly of Butte responded on behalf of lhe guests of the association. The other speakers, in response to in vitations of the toastmaster, were: John Maguire of Butte, " Personal Reminiscenses of Marcus Daly;" Capt. Jack Crawford, the poet scout, "Early Days in the West" and an original poem entitled "The Bitter Root:" Major W. W. Alderson of Bozeman, "Press Gatherings;" J. W. Kelley, editor of the Butte Inter Mountain, "The State of Montana," and. in a neat little aside, presented the retiring president with a magnificent gold headed cane; C. F. Connelly of Butte made a hit with his remarks devoted to "The Ladies;" Captain Jack Craw ford and John Maguire contributed most capitally throughout the enter tainment. The banquet was attended by the members of the press association, the board of county commissioners, the city council and other guests of the as sociation. The following new officers for the ensuing year were elected by acclama tion : President— W. W. Cheely, Butte In ter Mountain. Firat Vice President—H. O. Collins, Missoulian. Second Vice President—Jack Ham ill, Anaconda Standard. Third Vice President—Joseph Wid myer, Glendive Independent. Secretary and Treasurer—Walter Aitken, Livingston Enterprise, (re elected). Historian— W. W. Alderson, Boze man Avant Courier. Those registered at the Ravalli were as follows: John McGuire, Butte; Captain Jack Crawford, New Mexico; L. S. Wild, Butte; Robt. H. Vickers, Alder Gulch Times, Virginia City; R. N. Criswell and wife, Inter Mountain, Butte; W. W. Cheeley and wife. Inter Mountain, Butte; lido Ramsdell, Inter Mountain ,, _ .. . .. ... ... I Butte; A1 F.lsou and wife, Miner, Mis-, soula; W. B. Jessup and wife, Missou lian; Geo. W. Long and wife, Miner, Butte; Joseph Smith II, Madisonian, > , . T, _ . I Virginia City; John Hammil, Stand ard, Batte; F . C. Kress and wife, Ex-| aminer. Dillon; F. N. Wild, Progress, Basin; Ira Cole and wife, Times, For syth; Jf. E. Foote and wife, Tribune, Dillon; John N. Armstrong, Big Hole Breezes, Wisdom; F. E. Cornish, Age, Boulder; J. R. Widmyer, Independent, Glendive; Sol. Levy, Butte Blotter; Daniel Searles,Tribune Reyiew, Butte; W. W. Alderson and daughter, Avant Courier, Bozeman; Mr. and Mrs, H. O. Collins, Missoulian; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Price, Mines, Scranton, Penn.; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wilson, Moun taineer, Marysville; M. W. Pettigrew, Wonderland, Gardiner; Chas. Morton, Miner, Missoula; M. G. Garrett, Rec ord, Helena; R. H. Bemis, Times, Belt; Walter M. O'Dwyer, Democrat» Missoula; J. E, Sheridan, Pioneer, Big Timber; Miss Gartrude Hickox, Red Lodge; Jesse D. Searles, Stand ard, Butte; J. W. Gilbert, Labof World, Butte; A. D. Hoss, Silver State, Deer Lodge; Emil Turk, Dem ocrat. Missoula; Gray W Richarson, Havre; J. W. Kelley, Inter Mountain, Butte; J. R. Faulds and wife, Tribune, Stevensvilie; Walter Aitken, Enter prise, Livingston; R. N. Sutherlin, Roc k y Mountain Husbandman, White Su lphur Springs; Bruce Wells, Regis ter, Stevensvilie; Miss Alberta Slaugh ter, Missoulian; John McMurry, wife and daughter. Miner, Butte. RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions, read at the banquet, were adopted : Whereas, the present session of the Mon tana State Press Association has been one of more than usual enjoyment and profit, and will remain with the members In attendance as a most pleasing memory; therefore.be ic Kesolved : First—That we extend our thanks to the president and secretary for their energetic and untiling efforts in planning and arrang ing for the meeting. Second—That we tender our thanks to the local committees, consisting of Messrs. Frank Anderson. C. M. Crutchfield, E. A. Sherman, Dr.Fred Ellis. H. S. Pagt.P. J. Shanuon.Milcs Romney, aud Mrs. Mary J. Toole, Mrs. Geo. H. Taylor, -Mrs. D. V. Dean, Mrs. C. M. Orutchfle'd and Mrs. W. O. Fisk, for the cor dial reception, the banquet, drives, excur , . . sion, and the many other courtesies so lav tshly extendod> Third -That we extend thanks to Mr. J. E. Totman who furnished the delightful ex Ç ursi ° n «*> tllB lo «S ln * «"*» where an excel - lent dinner was provided by that prince of hefs Jas Burns . Fourth—That we extend our hearty thanks to Mr, Wm. Scallon for substantial favors, particularly the opening of the Ravalli for the free use of the members. Fifth—That we thank Supt. Horn of the Montana Division and Sup. Bussell of the Bocky Mountain Division (N. P. Bail way) for courtesies. Sixth—That the thanks of the association are specificially due to the Hamilton Cor net Band, which greeted us on our arrival m the city and will cheer us as we depart, and who have been lavish with tlielr music during onr stay. We appreciate not only the music, but also the members of the band, and' will hold them in kindly remem brance for their courtesy. Seventh—That our thanks are due to Mr. Wharton of Butte for the free use of the street cars In that city by association mem bers. Eighth—That we exprtss our hearty thanks to the many others who have ex tended to us numerous lesser, thongh not less cordial, kindnesses and favors. Ninth—That we shall ever gratefully re member the beauty of the scenery, the pro dnetivenes 8 of the soil, the delightfulness of the climate and the hospitality of the peo ple of the matchless Bitter Boot Valley. H. H. COLLINS. Chairman. M. J. GARBETT, W, W.CHEELY, .103. BM1TH, F. E. FOOTE. Committee. (Continued in our next.) COMMISSIONERS* PROCEEDINGS Business Transacted By the Board at Its Last Meeting—Election Judges Appointed. Hamilton, Mont., Sept. 2d, 1902. The board of county commissioners of Ravalli county, Montana, met in regular session at 9 o'clock a. m. Present—J. R. Rawlins, E. A. John son and W. E. Gleeson, commission ers, and Howard D. Smart, county clerk. A number of claims against the Con tingent and Poor funds were exam ined and allowed. The reports of the boards of view ers on the roads petitioned for by John B. Spooner and others and by Joseph M. Doyle and others were received and Saturday, September 13, 1902, at 10 o'clock a. m., was set as the time for a hearing on the said petitions. In the matter of the road petition of W. D. Lear et. al,, L. Lacoursier, B. S. Chaffin and J. W. Pophatn were ap pointed as a board of viewers. In the matter of the road petitioned for bv G. F. Whitesett and others, L. Lacoursier, John B. Haley and W. J. Whitmore were appointed as viewers. On motion board adjourned. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Board met at 9 o'clock a. m., all members present. A number of claims against the Road and General funds were examined and allowed and warrants ordered drawn for the same. Claim No. 139 in favor of J. W. Howard, M. D., for $81.00 account of attending smallpox patients, was dis allowed in the sutn of $54.00, that amount not being considered a proper charge against the county. Board adjourned for the day. Thursday, Sept. 4th. Board met at 9 o'clock a. m., all members present. On motion it was ordered that all real estate now belonging to the county that has been acquired by reason of sale of same for delinquent taxes, be advertised for thirty days and sold at public auction; date of sale to be Sat urday, October 11, 1902, at 11 o'clock a. m. On motion it was ordered that the tax certificate issued January 13, 1899, for delinquent taxes on lot 3, block 9, Riverview, be and the same is hereby ordered cancelled on account of error in assessment. A petition was presented to the board signed by Fred Reinbold and others, asking that a certain road on Burnt Fork be opened and established as a county road, and the county attor ney was instructed to take steps to have same opened, as it was found that the road had formerly been used as a public highway. Judges of election for the different precincts of the county were appointed as follows: No. 1, Sula—A. W. Vogt, S. H. Campbell and John Wetzsteon. No. 2, Overwhich— B. J. Castner, P. B. Bennett and L. A. Rice. No. 3, Darby—George W. Solleder, D. D. Nicholson, N. E. Wilkerson, L. W. Overturf and G. L. Satterlee. No. 4, Grantsdale— R. W. Middle ton, Geooge M. Steele, P. A. Jen nings, Wm. McHatton and Henry Chambers. No. 5, Hamilton—R. Lee Perkins, Thos. Irvine, John A. Summers, Geo. H. Taylor and J. N. Taylor. No. 6, Hamilton—Josiah South wick, D. V. Bean, W. H. Bell, T. A. Chaffin and Thomas Peering. No. 7, Corvallis—Taylor Sherrill, M. L. Chaffin. Naaman Johnson, W. D. Lear and T. L. Crum. No. 8, Victor—Fred Cooley, J. J. Bond, Thomas Gregory, A. S. Blake and T. W. Flowers. No. 9, Stevensvilie— B. L. Logan, J. W. Lancaster, S. B. Jones, John Lan drarn and G. W. Samuels. No. 10, Eight Mile— G. W. Shaffer, N. J. Tillman and W. H, Jameson. UfflSMOT BO Ti$n PANTS N". 11, Florence— C. M. Iann, Jos eph Wagner, Anthony Morris, Thomas Holloway and G. W. Donaldson. The places in the precincts where the election is to be held were desig nated as follows: Sula, schoolhouse; Overwhich, postoffice; Darby, Miles' ball ; Grantsdale, Shannon building; Hami ton No. 5, Town Hall; Hamilton No. 6, Drinkenberg building at corner of Third aud Main streets; Corvallis, schoolhouse; Victor, A. O. U. W. had; Stevensvilie, Kaiu building ; Eight Mile, schoolhouse ; Florence, Wood man hall. Upon examination of the assessed valuation for the present year, the county was declared to be in the seventh class. On motion board adjourned. Friday, September 5th. Board met at 9 a. in., ail members present. Claim No. 166, in favor of James A, Horn for the sum of $5.90, fees as juror at inquest and for mileage, was dis allowed in the sum of $4.40, that being the amount of mileage charged and which was not considered a legal charge against the county. Claim No. 83 iu favor of J. E, Walker for road work in the sum of $160.00, was disallowed in the sum of .00 that sum being considered an overcharge. The county clerk was ordered to ad vertise for bids for the county printing and for blank books required by the county for the two years commencing on the first day of January, 1903. Bidders will be required to submit prices on the following named books and blanks : Two assessment books for each year of the form as ordered by the board or their agent and not to exceed 125 pages each, with canvass binding. Delinquent tax book of the same size and of the same quality of paper and binding as the one now in use in the county treasurer's office, rulings and headings to be as ordered by the board or their agent. Treasurer's register of taxes col lected, to be of the same size and of the same quality of paper and binding as the one now in use in the county^ treasurer's office, headings aud rulings-., to be as ordered by the board or their agent. Books with full printed page, one form, of the same size and of the same quality of paper and binding as Deed Record No. 25, now in use in the. county recorder's office, the printing to be as ordered by the board or their agent. Books with full printed page, two-, forms, of the same size and of the same quality of paper and binding as . Deed Record No. 25, now in use in the_■ county recorder's office, the printing to be as ordered by the board or theig agent. Court journal of the same size, fornX and quality as the one now in use in. the clerk of the court's office, but sub ject to any change in form considered necessary by the clerk of the court. Treasurer's cash book similar in size, form and quality to the one now iu use in the treasurer's office, but with any changes in headings and rul ings found necessary. All other blank books of every des cription that may be required by the county. Tax receipts for each year, to be in books of 100, in triplicate, similar in size and form to the receipt books in use in the county treasurer's office, but subject to any change in priuting or ruling found necessary. Road tax receipts in books of 100, numbered and perforated, with stub, iu the size, form and color of paper that may be required. Poor tax receipts in books of 100, numbered and perforated, with stub, in the size, form and color of paper that may be required. Lithograph letter heads, size 8^x11 inches, of the design ordered by the board or their agent, and of the same quality of paper as per sample on file in the county clerk's office. Per 1,000. Printing return notice on envelopes, per 1,000, wording of notice to be as required by the board or their agent. Printing one side on postal cards, per 100 and subsequent 100; price for 10 lines or less; price for 15 lines or less. Assessment lists for each year of the form as ordered by the state board of equalization and the county assessor. 150 copies each year of the annual financial statement of the county clerk according to the form and copy fur nished by him and to be printed on 9t good quality of bond paper. LEGAL BLANKS. Whole sheets printed on both aides, per hundred and subsequent hundreds. Whole sheets printed on one side, per hundred and subsequent hundreds. (Continued on Page Five)