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VOLUME Xll. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1902. NUMBER 48 RAVALLI COUNTY DEMOCRATS SELECT A STRONG TICKET The democratic county convention of Ravalli county was called to order by Chairman R. Lee McCulloch in the Lucas opera house Saturday at 10:30 o'clock a. in. The call was read by the secretary, after which a temporary or ganization was effected. R. Lee McCulloch was elected temporary chairman and N. P. Woods of Stevens ville temporary secretary. On motion the chair appointed the following committees : Credentials— John Treece, C- S. Miles, Ed. Pop ham, John Swigert, J. R. Hickey, John Mayhew, Miles Romney, John D. Byrd and Peter Bennett. Permanent organization and order of business— George Gibbons, Josiah Southwick and Milton Hammond. Resolutions—John Franks, John Campbell, R. Stnithey, Thomas Holloway and R. H. Smithey. Convention adjourned until 2 p. m. The report of the credential commit tee was unanimously adopted, the fol lowing delegates and alternates being declared entitled to seats in the con vention: Alta— P. B. Bennett. Sula—U n represented. Darby—Delegates—John D. Byrd, John B. Waldo, Milton Hammond, Alternates—John F. Logan, D. D. Nicholson, Cass McFee. Grantsdale—Delegates — John Swi gert, Wicks Smith, N. H. Patton, John Campbell. Alternates—Robt. Vance, Steve Connor, Phillip Culler, Joe Bush. Hamilton Precinct—Delegates—Josh Pond, John Stevens, Miles Romney, Ed, A. Johnson, R. Lee McCulloch, J. J. Fitzgibbon, J. Southwick, J. M. Higgins, F. L. Burns, J. R. Rawlins, R. H. Smithey, George Pierce, P. J. Shannon. Alternates—William Steib, Martin Tingley, Ike Wiley, J. W. Nel aon, Emmett McMurry, R. L. Perkins, W. P. O'Brien, George Taylor, R. C. Parmenter, Lew Crutchfield, P. W. Fann, Harry Chapman, J. Kleinoedor. Corvallis—Delegates—A. L. Groff, T. H. Ray, R. R. Smithey, J. M. Cable, E. L. Popham. Alternates— Taylor Sherrill, G. A. Million, Chas. The Most Extensive and Sensational Opening ot Beautiful Dress Goods Hamilton Ever Knew * Our fall stock of ladies' dress goods, waistings, trimmings, cloaks and suits complete in every particular, is now ready for inspection, and is replete with attractions. It includes the choicest weaves and colorings of the best known manufacturers, and is characterized by its distinctive fashions. One glance at the goods will give you a better idea of their beauty and quality than a whole page of written description, so call and see them, whether you buy or not--because you will be sure to tell someone else of their loveliness and littleness of price. Dress Goods IN GREAT VARIETY— Zibelines, Voiles, English Coverts, Suitings Broadcloth, Granets, in all the new shades, Green, Havana Brown, Oxfords, etc. Black Goods IN UNEXCELLED QUALITIES—Etemine, Granets, Voile, Armures. * Trimmings OUR LINE OÈ .... Waistlttgs IN A PER* ECT MAZE OF NOVELTIÖÖ from all the IS NOT APPROXIMATED elsewhere in the county for markets in tbe world. Silk Gauze, Applique, Silk Serpen beauty, and variety of oattern. Moire, Silk Cords, Tucked tine Braids, and Laces from a 3c Torchon to real Point de French Flannel, Persian Velvets and Satin Stripes in all Venise and Point de Flauders, the leading colors. FLANNELS, FLANNELETTES, COTTON ALBATROSS, PERCALES, FLEECED COTTON NOVELTIES, COV ERTS, PRINTS and WHITE GOODS in Great Quantities and Beat Qualities........................................ Cloaks and Suits—The Celebrated Printzess Make. Our line ot these goods is simply the acme of perfection in cloths, style and make. Nothing nicer or more elegant ever came to this town. If yon want the strictly up-to-date come to us. Anaconda Copper mining Co ♦♦ ♦♦ Schwab, J. F. Simpson, W. R. Cole. Victor—Delegates—Fred Cooley, Joe Dent, John Hickey, John Meyers, Geo. Cogscodden, A. M. McCorkle. Stevensville—Delegates—J. Franks, V. Burd, George Gibbons, W. 1*. Jer migan, N. P. Woods, John Treece, Barney Fausett, Bruce Jones, Eli Downing Alternates— W. M. Franks, B. F. Julian, W. E. Godfried, J. B. DeNayer, J. T. Williams, M. J. Baker, Mose H. Baker, Bart Fausett, Perry Faust. Florence—Delegates—Thomas Hol loway, C. S. Miles, P J. Holden. Al ternates — Anthony Morris, Edward Duffy, Frank Shivel. Eight Mile—J. W. Mayhew. The committee on organization rec ommended that J. R. Faulds be elected permanent chairman and N, P. Woods secretary, and a regular order of bus iness adopted. The nomination of a county ticket was then taken up, the nomination of state senator coming first. Ed. A. Johnson was placed in nomination by Miles Romney, who said: "Mr. Chair man, I desire to place in nomination for state senator an honest man, a sterling democrat, and one of the best vote-getters we have in the county." Mr. Johnson was nominated by accla mation. B. F. See. T. W. Flowers, John Cable, J. R. Faulds and R. H. Frazier were proposed for representives, and after several ballots Mr. See and Mr. Faulds were chosen. Josh Pond of Hamilton for sheriff ; Charles S. Miles of Florence for clerk and recorder ; Harvey L. Carter of Corvallis for treasurer; Matt Vaughn of Corvallis for assessor; M. D. Kip pen of Hamilton for surveyor: Miss B. May Million of Victor for superintend ent of schools and John Campbell of Grantsdale for public administrator were nominated by acclamation. A complete ticket of township officers was also placed in the field. Dr. George McGrath was p'.aced in nomination for coroner but has declined. The nomi nation of county attorney was passed and on motion the county central com mittee was authorized to fill any va cancies that might occur. The election of delegates and alter nates to the democratic state conven tion which convened in Bozeman yes terday, next followed. On motion it was decided to elect three delegates at large and tlfree alternates by the en tire convention, and that the remain ing eleven be apportioned to the sev eral precincts of the county and chosen by the home delegations. The follow ing were elected: Delegates-at-large—R. Lee McCul loch. V. Burch, Miles Romney. Alternates-at-large— E. L. Popham, George Gibbons, Josiah Southwick. Delegates—Thos. Holloway, N. P. Woods, J. W. Franks, A. M. McCor kle, Fred Cooley, Dean Stanley, R. H. Smithey, J. R. Rawlins, P. J. Shan non, John Swigeit, J. F. Logan. Al ternates— J. H. Gilpatrick, John Treece, J. R. Faulds, John Hickey, A. N. Mittower, George Million, J. J. Fitzgibbon 1 ] R. L. Perkins. F. L. Burns, Wicks Smith, Milton Ham mond, The convention on motion of Miles Romney proceeded to the election of a county central committee, first choos ing R. Lee McCulloçh as chairman and empowering him to fill any va cancies that may occur on the commit tee by appointment. The following committeemen w/ere elected : , Alta— P. B. Bennett. Grantsdale—John Campbell. Darby—John D. Byrd. Corvallis—Frank Simpson. Victor—Fred Cooley. Stevensville—Mose Baker. Florence—J. H. Gilpatrick. Eight-Mile—J. W. Mayhew. Hamilton—J. M. Higgins. »«SOLUTIONS. We, the democrats of Rävalli county, in convention assemble'', hereby re affirm our allegiance to the grand old democratic principle of equal rights for all and special privileges for none. We with pleasure submit to the voters of Ravalli county the ticket that has been named with full assurance that it has been nominated after mature deliberation of the democrats of Ra valli county in convention assembled and we recommend each and every nominee as being a democrat worthy of the confidence and support of every citizen of Ravalli county, and to the end that this ticket be elected we wel come the co-operation and assistance of every loyal citizen of Ravalli county." Asa Bradly Dead. Asa H. Bradly was found dead in his room- over the Scandia last Friday afternoou. Swan Peterson, who runs the Scandia, stated that Bradly en gaged a room of him on Wednesday evening and spent the night there. The next morning he remained in bed and complained of feeling badly but later in the day, however, was on the street. Thursday night about ten o'clock Peterson went to the room and found Bradly in bed apparently sleep ing and did not see him again until Friday about noon when it was dis covered that death had claimed the sleeper at some time during the night. The body was removed to an under takers where an inquest was held, the verdict being that the deceased came to his death by natural causes. Mr. Bradly has been in Montana for many years, being an old railroad man at.d later justice of the peace and police magistrate in this city. He was well and favorably known throughout the valley as a generous and broad-mind ed man, and leaves many friends who will be pained to hear of his sad and sudden death. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. T. M. Patterson, of North Platte, Neb., and a son who re sides at Denvçr, Col. His nephew, E. A. Searle, of Spokane, arrived Sunday evening to attend the funeral, which was held here Monday, inter ment being made in Riverview ceme tery. 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. 30t VISIT OF FABER PUSHERS ENJOYED Trip to Bitter Root Valley Like a Dream—Was a Revelation — Owned the Town. From Orent Falls Tribune. To the members of the Montana Press association the recent visit to the Bitter Root Volley was like a dream of the promised land, such is the fol lowers of Moses may have pictured in their minds as they trod the hot sands of the desert. Nature was in a joyous mood, as when the fertile valley was hollowed out of the landscape She gave generously of her stores and the thousands of level acres marked into squares of yellow grain, the low -lying meadows of cool, deep green, and the forests of fruit trees make the most charming spot in all the great west. It seemed to one accustomed to the bare, brown hills of Butte that nature had a great deal left over and heaped all her gift into this jewel casket among the mountains. Something of a revelation was the trip to Montana's garden spot. The newspaper men were prepared to see many beautiful ranches with their fer tile acres, but few there were, indeed, who had pictured the veritable para dise known as the Bitter Root valley. HAMILTON'S HOSPITALITY. From the moment the press crowd stepped off the special train until they left for -home, they were surrounded by-flowers, fruit and a hospitality that came straight from the heart. To say that they were entertained royally would but half express the sentiment. They owned the town. To use Mayor Miles Romney's own words, "the city is yours while you're here. Do with it as you wish. If you return it to us slightly frayed at the edges, we wou't kick." There was net a dull moment during the entire three days spent at Hamilton. The side excursions had been planned with care and were con ducted in a manner that made every one feel at home. It was a princely entertainment from start to finish, and the newspaper crowd appreciated to the fullest extent all that was done for them. RESOURCES OF THE VALLEY. . Some idea of the wealth of the valley can be obtained when one stops to think that She assessed valuation of Ravalli couiun U.at year was $3,642,650. One orchard alor.e, which is the larg est in the state, has 480 acres of the finest trees that one ever saw. This is owned by the Bitter Root Orchard company, and is situated a short dis tance from the city of Hamilton. It is estimated that this land, with its forest of fruit trees, is worth from $200 to $250 an acre. There are numerous other large or chaid farms iu the valley, among which are the Bass Bros', at Stevens ville; Thomas Padden's near Darby; Gus Gerus, eighteen miles from Ham ilton, and the Como orchard, owned by W. B. Hrrlan, ten miles from Hamil ton. THE FRUIT INDUSTRY. Nearly every fruit known to the temperate zone can be successfully raised in the Bitter Root, although greater attention is given to the culti vation of apples and the various kinds of small fruit. A ready market is found within the state, yet there is a growing demand for the finer grades in the east. There is one noticeable thing about the fruit in the Bitter Root valley and that is it is absolutely free from the pests that blight the orchards of Cali fornia, Oregon and Idaho. Every apple is free from the vexatious codlin moth and one may eat the fruit in the dark with perfect confidence. Realizing the importance of keeping the fruit farms free from infection, the state has a fruit inspection law which is well calculated to protect the trees from outside contamination. It is hoped that by keeping out infected fruit from the state, the orchards of uvnnusw ENGINEER'S OVERALLS Montana will always remain free from the pests. the great lumber forests. Up in the mountains, a few miles from Hamilton, where the newspaper men went on a special train, is a tract of the finest pine timber. It is vast enough to furnis'i lumber for the state for many years to come. The Ana conda Mining company has large lum ber camps here and the logs are shipped to Hamilton by rail, where they are sawed into lumber. The Anaconda Mining company's sawmill is the largest in the state. It has a daily capacity of 165,000 feet, and under favorable conditions has sawed 250,000 feet. The Largey Lumber company also has extensive interests n the pine forests. The company's sawmill on the river cuts about 60,000 feet daily. It is one of the growing industries of the valley. IRRIGATION DITCHES. In the vicinity of Hamilton thero are miles and miles of irrigation ditches which water the broad fields and make it possible to do without raiu. Fully a half million dollars has been expended in perfecting this sys tem of irrigation, and every year sees additional ditches constructed. Hamilton, Victor and Stevensville are important shipping points for hay and grain . Dairy products also fur nish a no less important industry. Creameries an 1 cheese factories are found at convenient points in the val ley and great herds of fine stock are familiar objects to the eye. The Marcus Daly ranch, with its thousands of acres, where once the finest thoroughbreds in the world were raised, is an interesting spot to the visitor. Since the death of Mr. Daly the race horses have been supplanted by harness horses, and the home of Tammany, Hamburg and other fa mous racers is closed. SUPERB STOCK FARMS. Although the blue-blooded racers have been sold, many, farmers have colts that are from the ^tock that made the ranch famous. Superb driving^ horses are seen everywhere in the val ley, and nearly every ranch of any size has a string of thoroughbred har ness horses. Within a short distance ot moun tains, in whose deep ravines lies the pepetual snow, the town Of Hamilton, with its wealth of green trees, yard« and yards of beautiful flowers, with the scent of the new-mown hay in the air and the sound of cool, running water, is one of the most liealthfuL spots on earth. During the recent years, and more particularly this season, much has been said in the papers concerning the so-called spotted fever. The state ex pended a considerable sum of money to have specialists study the disease and make a report. The result was. that while the origin of the disease is thought to be by innocu.ation from, the woodtick, yel so little is knowtf that scientists are greatly interested in the strange malady. FREE FROM DISEASE. Whatever has appeared in the papers in regard to spotted fever, the faeî re mains that a needless alarm has been given. In a population of 25,000 in the Bitter Root and Missoula valleys there were six or eight cases this sea son. While the germ which causes the disease is believed to be of a malarial nature, the physicians state that it appears to be confined to a small strip of land some twenty-five miles in length on the extreme western side of the valley. More than this, there ap pears to be absolutely no danger of the fever spreading. More die from pneumonia in Butte every month than have spotted fever in the Bitter Root "In dealing with man, remember that a spoonful of oil will go farther than a gallon of vinegar " The same may be said of children. There ia nothing so good for children as the old-fashioned castor oil. However much they may abhor it, it is their best medicine for disorders of the bowels. In the most severe cases of diarrhoea and dysentery, however» Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy should be given after the oil operates, and a quick cure is sure to follow. For sale by Corner Drug Co. Rates to Montana State Conventions. The Northern Pacific Railway will make rates of full fare going and one third fare returning, certificate plut» to all those attending the Democratic State Convention at Bozeman, Sept» 23, and to the Republican Convention at Great Falls, Sept. 27. Tickets on sale 3 days prior to above dates. W. C. RUSSELL, Agent, Fine job work at Western Newa»'