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VOLUME XIII. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 26. 1903. NUMBER 44 JACKSON'S TRIAL SEPTEMBER 8TH R. A. O'HARA'APPOINTED TO DE FEND HIM BY THE COURT. JACKSON'S SPOKANE POLICE RECORD Comment of the State Press Anent the Awful Crime—Law-Abiding; Ravalli Warmly Commended. Walter Jackson, charged with the fiendish murder of little Fonny Buck, was formally arraigned in district court yesterday and plead not guilty By request of his counsel, who desired sufficient time to make preparation for the defense, the trial of the case was deferred until Tuesday, Sept. 8th. County Attorney Baker was granted leave by the court to file an informa tion in the district court charging Jackson with the crime of murder, thus dispensing with the preliminary examination. Jackson was then ar raigned and plead not guilty. When asked by the court if he was represented by counsel the defendant replied that he was not and that he in in to is SHERIFF JOSHUA POND. had no money with which to employ a. lawyer. Judge Webster thereupon ap pointed R. A. O'Hara, senior member ot the bar of Ravalli county, to defend him. The reading of the information was waived by the counsel for defendant, who, however, objected to the docu ment on the ground that it did not particularize as to the weapon em ployed in the alleged murder. The demurrer was over ruled and the trial set for Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 10 a. m. Jackson still clings to his original story, that is, that he went to bed with the Stemyen boy about 8 o'clock and that he never saw or heard of the Buck boy in his life. Anderson Jackson, of unsavory rep utation, and a younger brother came up from Missoula Friday night. An derson got drunk and started to talk about what he would do to anybody who said anything against his brother. Walter. The authorities gave them a quiet hint to get out of the county and neither have been seen since. The father and mother and two brothers drove up from Missoula Tues day to see Walter, returning the next morning. That night Dug Watts' hunting paraphernalia was stolen from the Summers yard and the Jacksons being suspected were arrested but nothing could be proved against them and they were discharged. POI.ICE JUDGE HAYES KNOWS HIM. Police Judge Wm. Hayes of Missou ja, who was enroute home from Ross Hole where he had been on a fishing trip, spent a few hours in Hamilton Saturday and while here visited the jail. He identified Jackson as the fel low who was before his court last spring charged with stealing harness. Jackson escaped conviction for this offense. Judge Hayes was in Spokane at the time Jackson was arrested there last spring. "1 got into Spokane on a night train,'' said Judge Hayes, "and went over to police headquarters. Jackson was brought in between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning. A little red headed boy whom he had inveigled off the street had escaped from him when j | he found what Jackson's damnable in | tention was. He called up the police station by telephone and Jackson's ar rest followed soon. Jackson was sent up for only 30 days, there being no ev- ) idence to show that he had attained the object he evidently had in mind when he enticed the boy to his room. Jackson was at that time a stranger to the Spokane police, and I do not think he was arrested for a similar charge while there, as was stated in a Spokane paper." PARSONS WILL ASSIST John Buck, father of the murdered boy, has retained Attorney Harry H. Parsons of Missoula to assist in the prosecution of Jackson. The board of County commissioners had offered to employ additional counsel at the ex pense of the county to assist in the prosecution, but County Attorney W P. Baker declined the offer, feeling that he could successfully prosecute the case. JACKSON'S SPOKANE POUCE RECORD. The Spokane Spokesman - Review has the following to say of Walter Jackson and his Spokane police record: "Walter Jackson, the alleged as saulter and murderer of Fonny Buck at Stevensville, Mont., was twice ar rested iu Spokane within the last 10 months on the charge of the same vile assault that he is accused of making upon the Buck boy before killing him. In one case Jackson was sentenced for intoxication and the second time he was up he was given six months in jail. Detectives Briley and Burns, who arrested Jackson on both occasions here, say that he is a moral degener ate, incapable of knowing the heinous nature of the crimes laid at his door. The two offenses heie were committed in a building at the corner of River side avenue and Browne street and is Union park. "Walter Jackson's picture occupies prominent position in the local rogues' gallery. He is S feet U inches in heigth and weighs over 200 pounds. Although the man is a giant strength, he never made the least re sistance when arrested by the detect ives and willingly accompanied them to jail. The local police department is watching developments in the Mon tana affair with considerable interest STATE PKTESS COMMENT. If the fiend incarnate, Walter Jack son., of Missoula, who is guilty of a>n unnatural crime and the murder of six-year-old boy at Stevensville is not lynched, the law will win respect and confidence by giving him a fair trial and speedy justice.—Dillon Tribune MATTER FOR ty a. speedy justice.—Dillon Tribune MATTER FOR -CONORATULATION. It is a matter of.congratulation that the unspeakable crime recorded Monday's papers for the western part of the utate did not>result in a lynch ixg. As the crime included the mur der of a defenceless child, there is no reason to suppose thait the punishment by law would not ha«e been prompt and sufficient. We knew that the law's delays and lapses are oflen vexing, but the path of progress is in the di rection of reforming laws and courts, not overriding them. There can be no compromise with lynching.—Bozetuan Chronicle. CREDIT DUE SHERIFF POND. Credit is due to Sheriff Pond of Ra valli county that the press of the coun try has not another lynching to chron icle. Last week at Stevensville, Fon ny Buck, a six year old boy, was found dead in a swamp. Circumstances pointed to the belief that-his death had been caused by one Walter Jackson by a deed unmentionable, unnatural and more revolting than that ever com mitted by any negro who has perished at the fires of the lynchers of the south. As mipht be expected such an atrocity inflamed public opinion against Jackson and crowds of angry men swore to have the life of the pris oner. But the sheriff was not to be in timidated or turned from his sworn duty. He registered a vow to protect his prisoner and successfully fulfilled it until now the sentiment of the peo pie of the county is to let the law take its course. Everything points to Jack son's guilt and in all probability he will meet his death on the scaffold in a legal manner, and it will be far more impressive and a more awful example to the wrong doer than if the sheriff had yielded to the demand for mob vengeance. The people who clamored for the blood of the murderer also owe debt of gratitude to the intrepid sheriff who prevented them from cross ing the boundary that marks the d'e inarkation from law and order to an archy and murder.—Dawson County Review. ENTITLED TO COMMENDATION. Much well deserved praise is being j lavished upon the good citizens of Ra | valli county by the press of the state, because they have not taken the law | _ _____ into their own hands during the past week, although the provocation to do so has been very great indeed, ) The Independent desires to congrat ulate the citizens of the community to of FONNIE BUCK, HIS BROTHER AND SISTER. FONNIE IS SEATED IN THE CHAIR. mentioned on its own behalf, some* thing which it has not yet done, as it was a little afraid it might speak too soon. It is believed that there are few states outside of Montana, and few counties in this cointnonvee alth, that would have slrown so mucin respect and confidence its the law, as has been «xanifiested \ere and in ïîa valli coun ty under the most trying ciroumstuit ces. * * * * It is>*ot often, how ever, that a community in Montan t has had to face a condition like that which the Ravalli county citizens have had thrust upon their., and when such horrible crimes have been perpetrated in the pest it is seldom indeed that the people ®f the community have-exer cised such praiseworthy self-restraint. Certainly the people of Ravalli coun ty have earned the respect of their law-abiding fellow citizens of Mon tana.—Helena Independent, SHERIFF' POND DIF THE RIGHT SHING. To Sheriff Pond is 'due in a ..great measure the successful reproseion of the sentiment in favor of lynching. When.he learned-of the state of-effairs at Stevensville on Sunday nigh.-! lie at once left the county; seat and went to the scene of the murder. There he found an angrv and muttering onoli. He spoke to the people as friend« and neighbors, and told them that he real ized the enormity of the offense and sympathised with them in their desire to punish the perpetrator. "Were I a private citizen," he said, "I would be tempted to join in an attempt to hang this brute, bnt I am a sworn officer of the law, and it is my duty to protect this man, and that is what I am going to do. If there is an effort made to take him from jail there will be some body hurt." This talk had its effect and the lynching idea was abandoned. Sheriff Pond has a fine jail in which to protect his prisoner. The farmers of Ravalli county built too well for their present need, for the jail is as strong and secure, with its combina tion locked cage and its heavy cells inside, as any jail in Montana. It is a •td less créât the ty only the WALTER JACKSON. it small and compact. It took the jailer himself five minuses to get to Jackson last night when he was brought out for an interview with Detective H< * gan.—Anaconda Standard. THE MANLY MR. BUCK. Iu refusing to countenance mob law, when his little son was found foully murdered by a fiend, Mr. Buck, of Stevensville, has shown himself tobe an upright citizen and a noble, self respecting man. No man could have a greater incen tive to give way to feelings of revenge than this cruelly bereaved father, when the infamous wretch supposedly guilty of the crime 'was apparently within the reach of lynch law. '1 hat he withstood'the stress of the situation and expressed a desire to see: the law take its course was an exhibi-f tion of manliness greatly to his credit* from all points of-view. It was tin marked contrast to the scenes so frequently enacted under similar circumstances, wherein the broken-hearted father wreaks his ven geance hy torturing the prisoner to the death. Vrhile such wretches as the man vrho murdered little Fonny Buck excite the most bitter feelings of resentment, it must be .conceded in the calmer mo ments the public that they are scarcely -entitled to classification as men, beimg degenerates of the most miserable type—-human brutes that in. a riper soioutific.age will not be allow •td to run at large ,to prey on the help less a nd transmute their fiendiah ap petites inte crime. In doing Shis pant to save the com munity from theteeputation which an exhibition >ef mob law would have créât ed—even under provoco.tkn of the most esttiting character—and ex pressing a wiillfingness tha t the£igni ty of the la ▼ Bte upheld, Mr'. Back not only won t.He heartfelt sy m path y of the people of this state but the com meudation and respoct of a ll.-Æutte Miner. An Oliver T^'pesrniiter for Roberts'. >*le at Mtf TO BOULEVARD il ls PROPOSED TO CONVERT HAMILTON INTO A PARK. MAYOR APPOINTS BOARDS OF TRUSTEES To Qovern Public Library and River view Cemetery—Status of Li brary and Cemetery. I Tur rTnrrTc ' I Ile J I Khhl Si A Illy The city council met in special ses sion Monday evening. The council ordered that the long wooden plankway on Second street, opposite the hitching sheds be torn out. it beiug nearly rotted down and a contract be entered into with Lager quist & Erickson for the construction of a bridge across the Drinkenberg ditch and the filling in with gravel of the adjacent draw which had been for merly spanned by the bridge. The consideration agreed upon is $80. Mayor Romney announced the fol lowing appointments: Board of Directors, Hamilton Public Library— R. L. Perkins, Wm. Steib, Rev. J. E. Burkhart and A. L. Bank Board of Trustees, Riverview Ceme tery—Mrs. Mary Toole, W. E. Me Murry, Mrs. Chas. M. Crutchfield, John A. Summers, Mrs. Mary Clark and Chas. E. Dow, The appointments were unanimous ly confirmed by the council STATUS OF LIBRARY AND CEMETERY. The public library is in flourishing condition. Nearly 500 books are al ready on its shelves and all the lead ing periodicals and most of the state papers are received regularly. A pleasant reading room has been do nated. rent-free for one year by the Ravalli County Bank and the Minis terial Association has agreed to pro vide librarians during the first year without cost to the town. The one *ciiill tax voted last spring will become available in December and with the proceeds a large number of new books can be added to the library's present equipment. to the it as in. of of A deed was filed with the county clerk last week by which the Anacon da Copper Mining Co. transfers 10,9 acres, embracing the old cemetery, to thetown'bf Hamilton. Last Monday a portion of this tract, including the old burial ground, was platted, and avenuesdaid out by County Surveyor Kippen. A nominal price will be placed <»n the lots, the proceeds to go towards keeping up and beautifying the grounds. Deeds to the lots where burials have already been made may be secured upon application to the secretary of the association. The cem etery was fenced last spring and the 250 Carolina Poplar shade trees that were act out are thriving nicely. The ditch .aud flume that lifts the water out of Canyon creek will carry plenty v-xccn. mm carry plenty of running water to all parts of the' cemetery all the year round, except ! when Dozen. The wisdom ot coustruct- J ing this ditch and securing a perpet ual water right that cannot conflict ! with any other has been demonstrated already this season. The total outlay made by the town this year for the at ce,nete ry amounts to about $500 and which includes $135 that was raised by the Ladies of the Maccabees. Under ithe ordinances passed last month by the city cottncil the Board of Library Directors and Ceme tery Trustees will immediately proceed to organize by the election of presi dents and secretaries and adopt such rules and regulations and by-laws as ,they see fit. Each board will have fomplete cWge in its jurisdiction, ttndei the supervision of the town council. TO BOULEVARD THE STREETS. Notice was given by the mayor at the special meeting of the town coun cil Monday night that an ordinance would shortly be presented for the consideration of the council which will provide for the boulevarding of all of streets of Hamilton. Ihe plan is simple; the cost will not be great and it will result in adding a hundred-fold to the natural attractive ness of Hamilton. 1' irst a supply of water for irriga tion purposes must be secured. It is bel - eyed that sufficient water rights inhere in the townsite to supply an abundance of water. If not, a good water right can be secured for a mod erate outlay. By constructing the main ditches along the south and east boundaries of the town the natural slope is such that water may be carried 30 ing His and a him were the day. of Iowa, your by I in su. 11 ditches along both sides of .every street in the town. These ditches ' be constant| y with crystal c ear runnin ff wat * r such as only abounds in the Bitter Root. The care of these ditches will come under the supervision of the City Marshal, who is ex-officio street commissioner. There are about fifteen miles of streets in Hamilton and it is proposed to line each side of these with orna mental and shade trees. To begin with it is planned to set out next spring Carolina poplars, a clean, rap id-growing tree that casts the maxi mum of shade, at intervals of 50 feet. Betwixt these the slower growing elms, so stately in their maturity, may be set out when deemed expedient. Hamilton every year is gaining in favor throughout the state as a sum mer resort and which will prove a profi table source of revenue to our towns people. Anything that will add to the attractiveness of the town will augment the number of visitors and homebuilders. Not only this but the running water and grateful shade will add much to the comfort of the towns people in "the good old summer" times that succeed each other with great regularity. How can the town be made more attractive, at small cost, than by planting trees? Why not do it systematically and economically ? Why not begin now it stead of losing another ten years' growth? By begin ning now, Hamilton m ty be converted into the most beautiful city in the state within five years. FREDERICK C. WEBSTER, JUDG FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, Filed for Recor,',. Deed—Susie Benson Platt and hus band to Homer H. Benson, 160 acr near Como; $1. Deed—Edward Snell and wife James C. Bur ti, u. bvided one-thi interest 160 of Humilto $40. may the the that The Deed—Robert Y. Hart to James L Hart, 160 acres above Darby; $1. Quartz Location—"Hidden Treai ure" claim, Pleasant view, by John F Hickey and John P. Cleary. Quartz Location — "Golden Rod claim, located on north fork of Gird creek, by J. S. Chamberlain, ' • —iuiu, ji the' ° nd ' A ' Williams and John X ! Myers ' J Quartz Location — "Gray Eagle «laim on Gird's creek, by J. S. Chati ! berl ain and others, by Deed—Mary M. Dougherty to J. Dougherty, lots in Stevensville;$ 1 . American Bankers' Association, Si Francisco, Cal., Oct. 20-23, 1903. For above occasion will sell fin class excursion us follows: San Fra: cisco and return $50; Los Angeles $6C Date of sale October 12-18 inclusivi Going transit limit Nov. 25, goin passage to commence on date of sa and return passage on date expir. tion. Stop overs may be made withi 30 days date sale outside California, i California within limit ticket. Valid ation fee 50c charged before comment ing return trip. S. R. Wilson, Agt Taken With Cramps. Wm. Kirmse, a member of thi bridge gang working near Littlepor was taken suddenly ill Thursday even ing with cramps aud a kind of cholera His case was so severe that he had t< have the members of the crew wail upon him and Mr. Gifford was called and consulted. He told them he hac a medicine in the form of Chamber Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy that he thought would help him out and accordingly several doses were administered with the result that the fellow was able to be around next day. The incident speaks quite highly of Mr. Gifford's medicines.—Elkader, Iowa, Argus. This remedy never fails. Keep it in your home, it may save life. For sale by Corner Drug Store. *