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VOLUME XIII. HAMILTON. MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 . 1903 . NUMBER 51 This is the end of the Walter Jack the intense WALTER JACKSON DIES AT THE HANDS OF A MOB ONE HUNDRED 'DETERMINED MEN QUIETLY ACCOMPLISH THEIR PURPOSE. IS SWUNG TO AN ELECTRIC LIGHT POLE **I Am Not Guilty; Have Mercy On He," Says Jackson—Coroner Holds Inquest—Crowd Was An Extremely Orderly One. Walter Jackson, the author of the most heinous crime in the catalogue, is dead—dead at the hands of a mob. Despite all rumors pro and con, a mob of some 100 or ISO masked men made an assault upon Hamilton about 1 o'clock this morning. A more quiet, orderly crowd with the same intentions would be hard to imagine. The nu cleus of the mob formed at Stevens ville, the scene of the dastardly act of their intended victim, and gathered strength in its march up the valley. Every man was resolute and marched with measured tread as they entered two by two at the southeast corner of the jail yard, halting on the north side of the jail. Several men stepped from the ranks and proceded to the entrance of the jail,there demanding of JailorStephens the keys. They were forthcoming as the jailor was alone and resistance useless. These men quietly march ed to Jackson's cell, Jackson made a desperate struggle as an attempt was made to slip the noose over his head, caught the rope between his teeth and it took the combined efforts of several of the crowd to dislodge it. This ac complished he was marched from the jail to an elecric light pole opposite the southeast conner of the Ravalli hotel. Here Jackson was given an oppertuni ty to speak, but he only said, "I am < 0 ><© ..NEW GOODS FOR THE FALL SEASON.. ? OR the Autumn and Winter we have to offer to our customers the most extensive lines of season able merchandise this town has ever known. From our stock we expect to be able please every buyer. Our Dry Goods and Clothing Departments Are crowded with the best obtainable goods of the most up-to-date styles and fabrics. Competition and comparison are out of the question. An inspection will induce you to buy here where you are sure to be pleased. Dry Goods In unexcelled qualities and unapproaclied quanti ties. The crowds thronging this department are the best testimony that we have the goods to please. _ Exquisite Mercerized Madras Waistings In White, beautifully figured, and in White with the most dainty colored effects— Per Yard, 65c to $1.25. Flannellette Waistings Light and Dark in a fine assortment at 20c to 35c New Furs for Fall. The comfort and stylishness of furs are pro verbial. Supply yourself now from a stock com prising the very latest things in neckwear. Clothing for Boys and Youths. 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At 21 minutes past one o'clock Jack son was swung into the air, where he was left hanging until 2:07, at the expiration of which time Coroner F.M. Lockwood was notified that Jackson was dead and that he could have the body whenever he wanted it. The coroner immediately appeared upon the scene, where he found Jack son suspended in the air, with his hands securely tied behind him; he was barefoot and dressed in his under clothes. The body was cut down and taken to the undertakering rooms, where it was viewed by many during Ihe entire day. The mob dispersed. Their work had been accomplished. Not a shot was fired and so quiet had been their movements that those in close prox imity of the scene were not awakened. A jury was impaneled at 1 o'clock this afternoon to inquire into the cause of his death, the jurors being Frank Drinkenberg, W. A. Strange, Fred Burdette, Joe Brown, J. J. Back us and J. A. Rockefellow. A verdict that the deceased met death at the hands of an un known mob was return ed. Coroner Lockwood has been trying to reach Jackson's parents all day to see if they wished to take charge of the body, but has failed to locate them. ! ! j j • so This is the end of the Walter Jack son case. It was a different ending to what had been expected and looked forward to; it had been hoped that Jackson would be legally hanged. Not expecting a mob to act at this time no precautions were taken to re sist them, therefore the mob had clear sailing and their object was easily ac complished. The authorities had no suspicion that such a move was on foot. Sheriff Pond had been in Missoula during the day to consult Judge Webster in re gard to maintaining the death watch. The county commissioners had i inform ed Sheriff Pond that they would not stand for the expense of the death watch and Judge Websteralso unform ed hitn that he (Webster) had no juris diction in the case, hence the sheriff had no alternative but to discontinue the death watch. ! _ ! ; j Dire rumois ol tnob violence have j been freely circulated ever since the • commission of the deed, but when these rumors were sifted they seemed to be only an ignis fatuus, vanishing at the first approach. These rumors were in circulation as late as yester day evening, but no one heeded them, thinking it was only another cry of ''the wolf, the wolf." Indeed a citizen of Stevensville yesterday afternoon stated on the streets of Hamilton that everything was perfectly quiet in the former place, and that there was noth ing to indicate the least suspicion of mob violence. He was perhaps correct; the mob seemed to have kept their counsel and so quiet were their actions that the suspicion of the most excitable were allayed. Considering the intense feeling at the time the audacious crime was com mitted, the commendable restraint of enraged citizens, the willingness to permit the accused to have a fair and impartial trial by judge and jury,— after the guilt of the prisone«- had been clearly established and the date for his execution set only to be postponed by motions for a new trial, appeals and the law's delay, the execution to be postponed indefinitely—is it a won der that the ^citizens of Stevensville, the friends and neighbors of the be reaved father and mother of poor Fon ny Buck, acted as they did? Rohden* Appleberry. The marriage of Lee O. Rhoden and Miss Ada Appleberry was solemnized Saturday evening at 9 o'clock at the Bellevue hotel, Rev. T. H. Kinney of ficiating. Arthur Henderson acted as best man, and Miss Mae Williams as bridesmaid. John Appleberry, for merly of Republic, came from Idaho to attend the wedding of his daughter, and 20 invited guests were present at the ceremony. After partaking of re freshments. the party repaired to the W. O. W. hall, where the Saturday night dance was in progress. The young- couple have begun housekeep ing on Kauffman street, south of Sixth. They have the best wishes of a host of friends.—Republic (Wash.) News-Miner. The bride was formerly a resident of the Bitter Root valley, having re sided here until 16 years of age. Her friend, Miss Fern Shute, of this place, j attended the wedding and intends boarding with Mr. and Mrs. Rhoden this winter to attend the Republic high school. Tax Notice for 1903. Hamilton, Montana, Oct. 5, 1903. Taxes for 1903 are now due and pay able at the office of the County Treas urer at Hamilton, Montana, and will become delinquent on November 30th next. Unless paid prior thereto ten per cent will be added to the amount thereof. Respectfully, Harvey L. Carter, County Treasurer. The Paragon is strictly a union made cigar. Try one. O'B-ien & Tal ent. 27tf GOLD DISCOVERIES ON OWL CREEK ACCESSIBLE ONLY THROUGH THE BITTER ROOT VALLEY. DISCOVERY WAS MADE IN AUGUST, 1902 riany Locations Have Already Been Made—If Reports Are Confirmed Stampede is Likely to Follow. Reports of what promises to be one of the greatest discoveries of gold ever made in this part of the country have reached Hamilton from Owl creek, about 100 miles from here. If these reports are confirmed a regu lär stampede may be expected, many parties having already been organized for the purpose of making locations. If half what is said be true it is the biggest strike made in many years. Mr. Cross, representing a New York syndicate, made the discovery on Aug. 23, last. He returned to Hamilton and wired to the New York people what he had found. His syndicate sent an ex pert oti at once. Mr. Reah, David A, Bishop, P. J. Shannon and Byron Castn er, of this city, followed the ex pert to the new discovery and each of the gentlemen made locations. Mr. Bishop, Mr. Rcah and Mr. Castner re turned to Hamilton Saturday. They report that Mr. Cross had located thir ty-eight claims for his people, all either placer or quartz. They say the ledge is fully 1,200 feet wide and that there is enough ore in sight to keep a fifty stamp mill running for ten years without doing any underground min ing. Assays run from $107 to $1,000 in gold to the ton. Mr. Reah claims all of the ore will run at least $25 to the ton. From one phenomenally rich streak of the ore, eighteen pounds gave from $300 to $500 in gold. Fifty thousand dollars have been placed to the credit of Mr. Cross in the Hamilton bank for preliminary work. Mr. Reah also stated that the I I 1 j j J New York company will build a fifty stamp mill as early nextspringas pos sible; also a saw ini';] and hydraulic machinery to work the placer ground. Pannings from the rim rock showed nuggets worth from twenty-five cents to thirty cents each, right at the sur face. The people of Hamilton are consid erably excited over the discovery and several parties are hurrying to the scene to make locations. Mr. Cross took three two-horse teams I loaded with supplies to the mines Sun I day. He says that there is plenty of 1 good ground available for location. One of the biggest stampedes of the last twenty years is expected to take place. There is a good wagon road to within eight miles of the find. The country is only accessible through the Bitter Root valley. j While the magnitude of this strike sounds like a story trom the ''Arabian j Nights," it has been substantiated by J so many citizens as to its richness that there can be no room for doubt. Report of Death Premature. The Horse Review and other eastern turf paper which reached here last Friday announce that the teport pub lished two weeks ago of the death of Ben Kenny was incorrect, and that Mr. Kenny is now in a fair way to re cover from the effects of the accident in which he was so seriously injured at Providence last month. Last week these papers published accounts of Mr. Kenny's demise and printed extensive eulogies upon him and his turf career. It looks now as though Mr. Kenney would soon be able to read and enjoy the very complimentary obituary no tices that he received. His Montana friends will be glad to learn that he is doing well, and that he will proba bly be able to drive again next season. Filed for Record. Patent—Andrew P. Isaacson, 160 acres near Victor. Report of cattle slaughtered by Jno. F. Pearson of Victor—17 head for the month of September. Water Right Location—160 inches seepage water out of Willow Creek. Deed—A. C. M. Co to Northern Pa cific R. R. Co., right-of-way for ex tension of road; . *