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WESTERN NEWS. VOLUME XU. HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 22. 1902. NUMBER 52 ODD FELLOWS HOME flAY COME HERE Selection Left to Special Committee of Eight—Busy Annual Session at Missonla. The 28th annual meeting of Monta na Odd Fellows closes today. All the I. O. O. F. lodges of the state are represented, over 150 delegates being present. The matter o f selecting a site for an Odd Fellows' Home and the endow ing and equipping of such an institu tion, was temporarily disposed of with the adoption of a committee re port that called for the selection of a board of trustees with eight members, -who shall be endowed with authority to select a site, and, if deemed expe dient, command the erection of such buildings as are required. The fund now available for such a purpose is in excess of $11,000. Notwithstanding the liberality of power to be granted the board that will be appointed by the grand master today, there is but little expectation that anything in the matter will be done for at least a year. For with the committee re port that was adopted a recommen dation that no positive action be taken until the home fund has reached the sum of $20,000. The report of a com mittee on a home was an exhaustive document and came in when adopted for a general discussion that lasted two hours. A hot fight over the selection of a sight for the home was avoided by re ferring the matter to a committee. The candidates actively in the race are Hamilton, Missoula and Deer Lodge with a good pr ospect of the Bit ter Root town winning out. The report of the grand secretary for the year ending June 30, 1902, showed 72 lodges with a total member ship of 4,128, a net gain of 198. The membership includes 17 past grand masters and 965 past grands. The total receipts for the year amounted to 963,894.03 and the total of reliefs paid -was $19,821.69. The Widows and Or phans' Home fund in the hands of the grand treasurer now amounts to *11,069.73. Tall and mimer Clothing FOR MEN, YOUTHS AND BOYS. The season for- heavy wearing apparel has come and the frosty mornings remind us that it is unsafe to keep on summer suits. One chilly day might result in sickness. Provide yourself in time. We have a large stock of every thing needed by men and boys and our goods are at right prices. MEN'S CHEVIOT— Worsted and Cassimere Suits, $ 7.50 tO $20.00. BOY'S CLOTHING in the Most At tractive Styles ever shown in the town—Our stock is full of novelties for big and little boys. MEN'S KERSEY— Cheviot and Beaver Overcoats, $5.00 tO $20.00. a#'#' BOY'S SUITS In Blouse and Norfork Styles, $3.50 to $7.00. THREE-PIECE SUITS for Ages 9 to 14 Years, $3.50 to $6.50. A complete line of Men's Furnish ings—Winter Underwear, Gloves, and Everything for men's comfort. TWO-PIECE SUITS for Ages 8 to 14 Years, $2.00 to $6.50. \\ Hats and Caps In a Large Assortment of Various Strictly Up-To-Date Styles. Copper routing Co.. COLD FACTS. Editor of Thi Western News : The republicans have arranged for closing this campaign with quite an array of speakers and it is hoped they will not ignore the paramont issue which, according to the little coterie of politicians that run things, is the selection of state senator, who would vote for Tom Garter for United States Senator and help re-enact Senate Bill 87 of the 7th legislature and be able to pass it over the veto of Governor Toole. W hen Representative Baggs failed to acquiesce in the prompt turning down of Lee Mantle for the short term senator, and when Baggs failed to vote for Senate Bill 87 there was indigstion in the camp and a high resolve that Baggs would be no more unless it was to shovel dirt in the rear of the band wagon. Senate Bill 87 is clearly an Amal gamated measure, directly opposed to poor people, who, once in a while, have to go to law to maintain their rights. It is changing a rule of the com mon law of England, which the judi ciary of this country adopted in its earliest stages, and has been adopted by the judiciary of all the territories and states of this Union in the ab sence of statutory provisions. It is changing a rule bo universally accepted, so manifestly fair that it will be up to A. Conner to explain why and how he could do so unfriend ly an act and again ask immediately for the suffrage of the people. It is also up to every candidate for the leg islature, who endorsed Tom Carter and the Amalgamated Co. and will vote for a bill containing the features of said Senate Bill 87 and it will be necessary for those who are the ex ponents of the coal oil syndicate to explain if they get the rise of ten cents a gallon or does it go to pay Tom Carter his ten thousand a year. Truly, Old Time Republican. MR. SCALLON ON COMPANY POLICIES President of Amalgamated Defines Its Position—Wants flood will of the People. Editob of The Western News: The following statement is respect fully submitted to the citizens of Bntte and the people of Montana, in view of the attacks which are being made upon the Amalgamated com pany, and the reports which have been Bpread concerning its alleged designs: The policy which we are, and have been endeavoring to pursue, is one of appeasement, of conciliation and of good will, wherever possible. The Amalgamated is not a political organ ization. It has no quarrel with the democratic party; it has no quarrel with the republican party, uor with any other legitimate political organi zation . Its purposes are industrial. Its aims and deBire are that it be al lowed to pursue its business without unjuBt attacks. It is its privilege to protect its property and its rights. It must and will stand for their protec tion. Our companies constitute the larg est industrial interests and enter prises in the state. Our industrial Dolicies have for their object the de velopment of the resources of the state ; our companies bave invested millions of dollars in Montana. We are entitled to fair treatment. We are entitled to the right guaranteed by the constitution of Montana, that "right and justice shall be adminis tered without pale, denial or delay." We ask for no special favors and for no privileges not accorded to all, but we are entitled to the same rights as •very other citizen and corporation. We,ask for nothing more; we should a to if be given nothing less. With regard to labor, oar record speaks for itself. It should not be hundreds. neceesaty to notice the malicious re ports put in circulation by evilly dis posed people for tbe purpose of fill ing people's minds with apprehension and dread. The eight hour system was put iuto effect by ns without any reduction of Wages, without even a suggestion of a desire to decrease wages. It was put into effect without questioning its validity. It went into operation in the mines on February 1,1901, three months before the law itself took effect? Its introduction in the smelt ers commenced at the same time, and gradually proceeded to completion before the law became effective. I have already publicly declared the settled policy of the Amalga mated on this question. It bas been determined definitely and finally so far as our companies are concerned. The eight-hour system will forever remain in force. It is of no interest to us whether the law be constitu tional or not. It is of no interest to us whether the law shall remain on the statute book or not. The action we took was not decided upon light ly, nor without full consideration. The rule would not be changed even if the law were held unconstitutional or were repealed. We have no intention or desire to have the law repealed, or to have its validity questioned. We are com mitted to it. The political parties are all committed to it. It is now on the statute book. Let it remain there forever. In other departments than the mines and smelters the hours have been reduced. This has been done in the case of the engineers and fire men, and in many branches of outside labor, a notable instance being that of the men employed in the saw mills and lumber camps. The number of employes who have been benefited by these redactions amounts to many We are ever ready to resist coer cion or unjust, aggression. On the other hand, we have shown ourselves These Cool Evenings Make a Light Wrap what will you have ? 1 mperative— One of those NEW SQUARE SCARFS? We have them—also CIRCULAR SHAWLS in many different show them to you. styles. Let us mcltturry, Cooper $ Grill. equally disposed to make such con cessions as a safe and conservative, yet progressive, policy would permit. We have no desire to increase the hours of labor. In no instance have we attempted to do so. In every case where there has been a change, it has been iD the nature of a reduction of the working hours. We have no de sire to reduce wages. In no case have we reduced them, and in some cases we have increased them. It is no part of our policy to disturb conditions or to disrupt the relations between o ur selves and our employes. These companies and these inter ests ure here to stay. They will be here as long as the mines hold out. It is with them that the rast majority of the workingmen of Batte will have to deal in the future, as in the past. It is upon them that Batte must in a large measure depend for the main tenance of its business and prosperity. They are the foundation and the mainstay of t.i>- prosperity of Butte, and to no small extent of that of the state. They are permanent institu tions and enterprises. The same may be said of their plants and interests at Anaconda, Great Fails and other parts of the state. I cannot believe that the commun ity wants to be at war with us. I cannot believe that the pretended po litical parties organized by designing litigants in order to further schemes of spoliation will receive the support of any large portion of the people. Impartial justice administered in orderly course is the sam and sub stance of the rights of suitors. More, or less, means injustice and wrong— sometimes spoliation. It is for the people to secure and maintain im partial tribunals. Legal controver sies, however extensive or regrettable, should be fought out in a legitimate way before honest courts and honest juries without disturbing or distract ing tho community. These opponents of ours have uot been content to have their cases set tled in this manner. They have even organized parties of their own and have declared an open and bitter war against us. They wonld make outlaws of us. They have avowedly arrayed themselves as enemies. They have succeeded in securing alliances with come of the lesser political or ganizations. Why these organiza tions should have sees fit to join hands with onr enemies need not be discussed. Continued on Page Four. UNISTMIM 8 BOT/0Jif PANTS VICTOR NEWS. Special Correspondence to tbe Western News. Victor, October 20. Mrs. C. A. Miller and little son are visiting Missonla friends. Mrs. B. F. Tudor has been ill with pneumonia since Saturday. O. I. Watters transacted business at Suud Point, Idaho, last week. The M. M. warehouse has received a fresh coat of paint at the hands of W. T. Ward. W. H. McVev is recovering nicely from his late accident and will soou be able to move home. Mrs. G. I. Watters and Miss Bruce were shopping in the Garden City Saturday. The ladies of the Presbyterian'' church will give a literary entertain ment Thursday evening for the bene fit of their church. Miss Ivy East who has been pack ing apples at the T. A. McLain ranch, CarltoD, has returned home. H. J. St. John attended the meet ing of the State Board of Pharma cists at Missoula last Wednesday and passed the examination very success fully. Master Robert Voss, of Florence, spent several days of last week here receiving treatment of Dr. Hanbidge for his eyes. Fred Poindexter who has been em ployed in the mines at Granite re turned homo last Wednesday. We are glad to state that B. F. Tudor, who has been quite ill with pneumonia is now on the road to re covery. J. B. Bond returned Thursday from Riverside, Wash., where he had been on tbe U. S. Geological Survey until the close of tbe year's work. Albert Franks, of the Standard office, Missoula, made his final trip through the valley last week, visiting Viel or Thursday. . G. A. Kain returned Thursday from Spokane, where he had spent ten days in the Walker-Northern Pacific suit. Mrs. H. L. Myers and little daugh ter, Mamie, of Hamilton, spent Sat urday and Sunday with J. W. Simp son and family at their Etna home. Miss Bessie Taylor, after a week's visit with the Misses Fulkerson, re turned to her home in Missoula, Fri day last Rev. C. P. Hargraves, pastor of the M. E. church, drove up from Carlton Saturday afternoon and as sisted the ladies of his church in or ganizing an aid society. D. D. Wafford and Mrs. Mary Fowler, two of our well known citi zens, accompanied by Mrs. James Robb and Mrs. M. M. Cates, drove to Hamilton Thursday and were quietly married at the home of Mrs. J. A. Moats, Rev, Smith of the M. E, church officiating. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund tbe money if It fails to cure. E. W: Grove's signa ture is on each box. 25c.