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THE WESTERN NEWS
Hamilton, Ravalli Cocstt, Mont. MILES ROMNEY. Editor Published Every Wednesday. Weekly, oue year, la advance...........$2.DO Weekly, six months. In advance......... 1.00 Weekly, one year. If not ir. advance..... 2.50 Weekly, six months. If not in advance.. 1.25 Entered at the Post-Office at Hamilton aa »ecuuu-UUss Matter. Advertising-rates furnished on applica tion OFFICIAL PAPER OF RAVALLI COUNTY. To Advertisers. The Western Nows absolutely guarantees .to advertisers an actual bona fide paid cir culation within Ravalli county two times greater t ban that of any other newspaper published In the known world. Advertising ontracts will be made subject to this guar ntee. ■Wednesday, September 30, 1903. SHAPING THE ISSUES. Next, year's political battle prom ises to be oue ol the most important and hard-fought that ever happened. National, slate .md county tickets will be in the lield and issues of grave import, born of tins period of marvelous commercial evolution, must be met fairly and squarely, for the people won't stand for much trifling or temporizing -they desire that the issues be settled and settled right. In Montana, owing to the peculiar conditions that environ us, state and local issues will largely occupy the public mind. If they would win a victory next year the democrats of Montana must begin making preparations pretty 60 on so as to hi' ready for action at the sound of the bugle call. Unity should he the watchword, and to tins end factional quarreling must cease. Let. Clark democrats and Daly democrats and democrats of whatever faction, who are demo crats fr mi principle, fall in with the iudepcmh ut democrats who compose the bulk of the party and who must control if the party wins at the ballot box. Any attempt at corporation con trol must be frowned down—the peo ple have shown in no uncertain man ner iu a succession of campaigns that they won't stand for that, no matter under what guise. A platform broad enough and sound enough for all to stand upon and which commands the approval of the people may be found in Gov ernor Toole's message to the last leg islature. The Governor has been in close touch with the political affairs of Montana for more than An years. He has served the people in many capacities and novo»- having betrayed a trust the peopio woo unbounded confidence in him. The ( iovernor in his message point ed out the most flagrant of the polit ical ills that afflict us and the reme dies that he suggests are practicable and must commend themselves to every honest, fair minded man, who has the best, interests ef the people sincerely at heart. The Governor stands for the fol lowing reforais, which would make most admirable planks iu a demo cratic platform: 1. The removal of judicial officers from the influence of politics by means of a primary election law. 2. A constitutional amendment giving the State Board of Equaliza tion power so to adjust and equalize assessments that all property in the state will be assessed at uniform rafes and at its full value iu money, without reference to an increase or decrease of the aggregate value of the same as returned by the assessors. 3. Election of United States sen ators by the people. 4. Direct Legislation, on a plan similar to that approved by the peo ple of Oregon in June, 11102, by a vote of 11 to 1 so that the people may veto bad legislation at the ballot box, prevent corporations from killing good measures in the legislature and put an end to corporation ownership of legislators. • & Primary Election Law, to stop frauds and trickery in primaries caucuses and conventions. 6. The people should elect all im portant officers of the state govern ment. 7. Legislation to domesticate all foreign corporations doing business in the state, so that such foreign cor porations shall try their lawsuits in the state courts of Montana. 8. A state Railroad Commission, to regulate freight and passenger rates, its salaries and expenses to be paid by a special tax levied against the property of the railroads. SAME OVER HERE. The steady advance in the price of farm lauds in the valley will keep up while such crops as that being gathered this year continue to be grown, says the Kalispel Inter Lake. It is reported that there in a down ward tendency on values m parts of of (he Mississippi valley, where lands have been selling from sixty to a hundred dollars an acre, but it is di derer t here. There has never been a check in the rise 'of prices from year to year, and there v ill not be until our lands have reached and passed the prices of the best lands in such states as Iowa and Minnesota. The value of the land lies on its ability to produce revenue, and, ou that basis our lands are worth more. Acre for acre it averages a consider ably better net result. The hundred dollar-an-acre farm iu the Flathead will be here in a very few years. Senator Mark Hanna has refused to meet John H. Clarke, choice of the Ohio democrats for senator, in joint debate. Mark's afraid. Both he and the republican party are strictly on the defensive nowadays. The retn rns would indicate that the Ravalli Republican also has been retained to pander for the variety shops that afflict the University city. Can it be that the consideration was another of those veneered promises of that coveted supervisorship of the Bitter Root forest reserve? That Piano Contest. We take this method of informing our neighbors and friends that the Woodmen of the World lodge has en tered into the Biddle Piano contest of Hamilton. With every 25 cent pur chase made at the A. C. M. Co. store, A. L. Bank's jewelry store, the Ham ilton Book Store, the Southern Saloon, Jack Egan's barber shop, or Swan JohSson's meat market, a ticket will be given. The holder of any ticket is hereby invited to vote the same at A. L. Bank's jewelry store, marked W. O. W. on the blank space, with the name of the voter following. In the event of the W. O. W. winning the piano, the following prizes will be given by the said lodge: To the per son casting the highest number of votes marked W. O. W., $25,00; to the person casting the second largest number of votes marked W. O. \V., $10.00, and to the person casting the third largest number of votes marked W. O. W., $5.00. Prizes to be paid as soon as votes are counted, and it is found the Woodmen of the World have won. 48-tf W. O. W. THE VOTE. The votes are counted every Mon day and the totals for this week fol low: Woodmen of the World......... 9390 Eastern Star................... 9322 High School..................... 5515 American Labor Union......... 4394 Corvallis School............... 997 I. O. O. F. ..................... 867 Sadie Whitney................ 82 A. O. U. W..................... 57 Tim Bodkin.................... SO Scattering...................... 69 30,743 Filed for Record. Deed—W.H.Cramer and wife to Jno. R. Hickey, lots 2 and 3, block 2, Vic tor; $250. Deed—Wui. M. Lewis to Margaret A. Lewis, 160 acres, Westside; $5, Deed—James A. Hedge to Win. D. Lear, lots 5 and 6, block 10, Corvallis; $125. Deed—Wm. D, Lear and wife to Fannie Cummins, lots 5 and 6, block 10, Corvallis; $100, Deed— W. H. Cramer to Minnie Cramer, 160 acres near Victor; $1. NU RSERY STOCK, HOME GROWN Don't overlook the fact that the Missoula Nursery Co. are the largest growers of nursery stock in the north west. Write for onr catalogue at once or place your order with our traveling agents. 7tf SCHOOL SUITS Vacation Days Are Over AND Soon Begin 'OL NG AMERICA should be arrayed in his best >i!> and tucker, his bright face polished untilut shines and A\ith a new suit and a clean handkerchief be sent to enter the race for the new school year. I ITU A SI II that will stand the racket and wear and tear of the play ground? ^[If not, bring him in. We can tit him out at a moderate price. Norfolk, Blouse Suits, Three=Piece Suits, Two=Piece Suits, $2.50 to $5.00 $2.75 to $5.00 $i*75 to $5*00 $1-25 to $4.50 Money's Worth and Full Satisfaction Here, Always. k VALLEY CLOTHING CO.. --- Jt Public Sale. I will sell at public auction 3 miles north of Corvallis, October 3, 1903, at 10 a. m., the following property, towit: 1 young horse, 1400 pounds, 1 young horse, 1200 pounds, 1 mare, 1200 pounds, 5 milch cows, 2 dry cows, soon fresh, 2 yearling heifers, 1 two-year-old Durham bull, 6 calves, 4 brood sows, 1 boar, 13 spring pigs, 7 small pigs, 1 3J4 farm wagon, 1 set cart harness, 1 set double harness, 1 Oliver riding plow, new, 17 stands Italian bees, Household and kitchen furniture and other articles too numerous to mention. Terms made known on day of sale. I will also offer my 80-acre ranch for sale on said day to the highest bidder for all or part cash. 400 fruit trees, most all bearing, consisting of apples, pears, plums, prunes and cherries, and all the small fruit that a family can use. A good water right in the Cor vallis Canal & Water Co. 47 3t C. Warhurst, Prop. Idaho cedar posts for sale by A. C. M. Co. 52 tf ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE. Notice is hereby sri veil, that in pursuance of an order of the District Court of theeoun tY Kavalli. State of Moutauii. made on the 23rd day or August, 1903, in the matter of the estate of John Munco Shepherd, de ceased, the undersigned, the administrators of the estate of said deceased, will sell at private sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, and subject to confirmation by said District Court, on Saturday, the 31st day of October 1903. at 2 o'clock p. ni.. at the office of Tylar B. Thompson, in Missoula, in the county of Missoula. Montana, all the right, title. • In terest and estate of the said John Munro Shepherd, deceased, at the time of his death, and all the right, title and Interest that the said estate lias, by operation of law or other wise. acquired other than or in addition to that of tile said .lohn Munro Shepherd at the time of his death, in and to ail those certain lots, pieces or parcels of land situ ate- lying and being in the said county of Ravaui, State of Montana, and bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Northwest quarter northwest quarter section 33. town ship 8 north, range 20 west: northeast quar ter southeast quarter and southwest quarter section 8. township 7 north, range 20 west; southwest quarter, south half northwest quarter and northwest quarter northwest quarter section 9, township 7 north, range 20 west. Terms and conditions of sale: Cash, ten per cent of the purchase money to be paid upoa acceptance of bid. by administrators on the day of sale, balance on confirmation of sale by said District Court. Deed at ex pense of purchaser. Bids may be made for the whole or for any portion by legal subdi visions of said estate. JNO. J. BUCKLEY. TYLAR B. THOMPSON. Administrators of the estate of John Munro Shepherd, deceased. Dated Sept. 9,1903. The Western News job department turns out the best work for the money. For paints and wall paper see Mag ni A Harvey, Pell's old stand. 30-tf. Hay Baling Outfit For Sale. A complete hay baling outfit, consist ing of baler and all its equipments, cook house, stove, dishes, etc. Baler may be inspected while running at Hackett ranch near Victor during the next 10 days. Warranted to bale from 12 to 17 tons per day. T. J. Patty, ____Victor. If you don't get the paper promptly nlease notify The Western News office. # PLOWS.. Buy a ROCK ISLAND CHILLED PLOW, run it with other makes and compare the wear and turning qualities—:: :: :: You Will Have No G. W. DOUGHERTY, Corvallis, Hontana, Other. What is Life? In the last analysis nobody knows, but we do know that it is under strict law. Abuse that law even slightly, pain results. Irregular living means derangement of the organs, resulting in constipation, headache or liver trouble. Dr. King's New Life Pills quickly re-adjusts this. It's gentle, yet thorough. Only 25c at Bitter Root Drug Co.