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THE WESTERN NEWS.
VOLUME XIV. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 25. 1903. NUMBER 5 RALLS IS NOW IN JACKSON'S CELL BIQAIIIST WAIVES EXAMINATION AND RETIAINS IN JAIL. HAY RECEIVE SENTENCE NEXT MONDAY Authorities Have Clear Case Against Him—Qrundy County Papers Roast Ralls. The preliminary hearing of Albert S. Ralls on the charge of bigamy, was booked to take place before Justice W. S. Jones at Victor Thursday, but at the last moment the young man changed his mind and waived examin ation. His bond was fixed at S500 in default of which he was returned to jail. Ralls was married to Miss Ellen J. Fulkerson, daughter of Monroe D. Fulkeison, a well-known merchant of Victor,about three weeks ago. A week later he was arrested on the charge of bigamy. The case may not come up before the district court until the second Monday in January. When Ralls was returned to the county jail he was locked in the cell from which the mob took Walter Jack son, the night of October 13, when they strung him to the electric light pole in front of the Ravalli hotel. Ralls was the first person to occupy the cell since then. Before locking him in, the officers made a thorough search of the cell and made rather a startling discovery. Hidden in the mattress they found a bludgeon which Jackson had made from two straps of iron. He had ex erted his powerful strength on the hinges at one end of his cot and had torn them from their fastenings. He had then closed them like a nut-crack er and around the two free ends wrapped strips of cloth, making a good hand hold. Had the opportunity to use it presented itself he might have brained the jailer, taken the keys and made his escape. 1 3 J l DOLI LA RS-SA1 (INI OPPORTD NITI ES OFF OFF LADIES GIVE ATTENTION In order to reduce our Fall Stock in quick time we offer Ladies' Suits and Wraps Ladies' Skirts and Waists Street and Dress Hats and Furs ......... ^=AT ONE-THIRD OFF REGULAR PPICFS = — NEW GOODS, CORRECT STYES. GOOD MATERIALS. EVERYTHING STRICTLY UP-TO-DATE. BESIDES YOU GET WITH YOUR PURCHASES TICK ETS FOR THE PIANO VOTING CONTEST. Anaconda. Copper Mining Company. County Attorney Baker is in receipt of an affidavit setting forth that Al bert S. Ralls married Nellie Johnson on June 27, 1898, at Galt, Mo., and that three children are the issue of this marriage. As in criminal cases the law requires that the accused must be confronted by witnesses it will be necessary to bring Mrs. Ralls No. 1 or the justice of the peace who per formed the ceremony out from Mis souri to testify. It is thought, however, that RalL will plead guilty when court convenes here next Monday evening and throw himself on the mercy of the court. He now admits his guilt and has practic ally thrown up the sponge. His brother-in-law, Sam Bellew of Mis soula, came to Hamilton last Wednes day and retained a lawyer for the de fense and it may be contested to the bitter end. The Grundy Co. Mo. newspapers "roast" Ralls to a finish. It is stated that he was looked upon as a "good for nothing" or "ne'er do well" and was once placed under arrest for neg lecting to contribute to the support of his family Filed for Record. Deed—Geo. W. Trenary to James T. Tullock, 160 acres, Willow Creek. $1300. Deed— Amas Christian and wife to Emmet A. Hawker, 80 acres on Willow Creek. $1600. Deed— J. W. Reeley and wife to Hen drika Hendrickson, 80 acres near Florence. $400. Deed—Anna Marsh and husband 1o Martin Cramer, 160 acres near Victor. $4360. Deed—Amos Buck Mercantile Co. to A. F. Beyer, lots 7, 8, 9 and 14, block 10, Stevensville, $75. Deed—Thos. Trevaille to Jonathan Blake, 160 acres near Stevensville, $9,000. Deed—Dan Kearney and John Brick* ley to James A. Bubaer, two-thirds in terest in Tip Top quartz claim, four fifth interest in Dynamo quartz, four fifths interest in Empire quartz and four-fifths in Carrie Kearney quartz claim, Overwhich district. $300. The Western News job department urns out the best work for the money. THANKSGIVING EX ERCISES TODAY EXERCISES HELD IN ALL GRADES THIS AFTERNOON. SCHOOLS CLOSE UNTIL NEXT MONDAY Interesting bongs and Selections By Hamilton's Busy Battalion of Knowledge Gleaners. Thanksgiving exercises will be held in all the grades of the Hamilton Pub lic Schools this afternoon between the hours of 2 and 3 p. m. A general in vitation is extended by the teachers to the public to attend. The schools will be closed the remainder of the week, opening again Monda v morning. The program in detail follows; mon school. . .Mary 0. .Mathias, A»'t I'rln Bong — Silvery Hells — Alberto Ltaudcgger High School Chorus. Essay,..Origin of Thanksgiving,..The First Thanksgiving.......Currie Hidings. Recitation..Song of the Harvesters..Frank lin Broth......Louise Brown. Reading of the Proclamation] Appointing a Feustof Thanksgiving.. ..Gov. Bradford Tenu McLeod. Song.................Where Myriad Stars Call High School Chorus. Recitation......Billy's Bose..____Anonymous Carrie Adams. Recitation.. .We'll All go Home Thanksgiv ing Day. .Anonymous.. Bessie Bukey. Recitation .The Old Home and the New.Mar garet E. Saiigsler.......Edythe Gray. Essay.. The Indians as Guests at the Thanks giving Feud......Maud Gray. Music.....The Old Eolksat Home.....Foster High School Chorus. HtUH SCHOOL......................NINTH (IRAOK Helen McCraekixi. readier. Music.................... ..............School ! Columbia theTJent of the Ocean Recitation......The Wind . .Wordsworth Justin Shuhnon. Recitation......The- Lauding of the Pilgrims ... Homans..............Alvah Grover. Reading — The Story of Mrs. Hainan's Poeto Margery Chambers, Music.........................The Nightingale Fern Gray, Nellie Nixon. Recitation..... Tliauksgiving...... Bangster Frank Taylor. Reading, -Bradford's Account of the Pilgrims Susie Bwayze. Recitation......Tiie First Thanksgiving Hay From "Tiie Courtship of Miles Stundlsh." Myrtle Howley. Music..........................Merry Songsters Emma A lbcrtson Kern Gray Margery Chambers Dora Lowery Kate Heavllin Elsie Smith Nellie Nixon Nell Smlftey Paper.............The Biography of a Turkey Lela Weatherford. Recitation.....The Corn Song......Whittier Fred Summers. Music.............America..............School SEVENTH AND KIGNTH GRADES. Ellen V. Mahar. Teacher. Reading of Proclamation........OUle Cooper Recitation..............A Thanksgiving Song Words by Eleanor Root. Henry Timmons. Recitution, Landingof the Pilgrims, Homans Oscar Blackburn. Recitation......A Snow-bird's Thanksgiving Clarence McGuire. Recitation......Our First Thanksgiving Day ....................James Montgomery Ivy Solbcrger. Song............Thanksgiving Draweth Near By School. Dialogue.............Thanksgiving Long Ago Lauiu McMurry Rose Biendeau Mabel Albertson Blanch Lord Recitation.. .Tiie Pumpkin. ..Raymond llork Recitation. ..The School-boys Vision... Boule Elmer Sargent Selections.............Thoughts for the Day Malcolm McLeod Lawrence Dlnnesu Edward Moore Frank Timmons OraSwayzee Donald McLeod Song.......................My Mountain Home Vista Elliott Jennie Wilcox Laura Klcndeau Ella Howley Sarah Burns Bose Riendeau Recitation ..To Whom Shull We Give Thanks — Alice Carey..... Russel Fitzgerald Recitation ....November.....Susan Phillips lua Abbey. Recitation.......Tiie Woodcutter's Daughter Jennie Wilcox Recitation, A Thanksgiving Letter..Douglas Fay Newell. Reading..............Origin of Thanksgiving Let ha Reese. Bong ...........America............By School U SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADES. J. Adams, Teacher Song.............America...............School Origin of Thanksgiving............Paul Mace Recitation...... Today....... Mildred Bates Recitation....................A Word of Cheer Clarence Ferrill. Song...........Thanksgiving...........School Recitation..............Thanksgiving Lesson Dora Peel. Recitation... Lu November...Goldie Cooper Récit ition.................The Home Festival Ralph Parmente.r, Reoii 'tiou — Thanksgiving Peculiarly Am ericau..............Vera Rockafellow, Recitation ...........Thanksgiving Dinner (Continued on Fifth page.) he his MUST STAND TRIAL IN DISTRICT COURT KLIPPERT HELD TO HAVE CON TRACTED UNLAWFUL MARRIAGE. BAIL FIXED AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS Case Will Probably Go to the Supreme Court to Test Constitutionality of Law—Hany Couples Involved. J. E. Klippert, charged with con tracting an unlawful marriage, in that he got married within the time limit fixed by a Montana statute, was given his preliminary examination Monday before Justice C. C. Coulter. The case was prosecuted by County Attorney Baker and Attorneys Myers and O'Hara, who were retained by the complainant, John A. Hay. R. Lee McCulloch conducted the defense. The defense admitted all the facts alleged in the complaint but attacked , the validity of the law. j Justice Coulter, of course, had no authority to pass upon the constitution ality of the law and accordingly bound Klippert over to the district court in the sum of $500. Bail was speedily forthcoming. It is quite probable that this case - will go to the supreme court, as the ! law has never been tested by that tri bunal. Hundreds of couples have been married in Montana in violation of the statute and hence its final disposition will be awaited with interest. To Irrigate Three Mile. Very quietly, with no ostentation whatever, work has commenced on a project which will be of inestimable benefit to Stevensville and the Bitter Root valley. Upon its completion vast areas of rich arid lands will be trans formed into broad acres of abundant vegetation, homes will be scattered over what is now each summer graz ing grounds for sheep and cattle, and j I , j - ! j the gold production of western Mon I tana will be greatly increased. In the meantime, many men and teams will be given employment and a good mar ket will be created for much farm pro duce. Pardee & Watson, the firm which for several years has been working placer ground on Three Mile creek, is reported on what appears to be good authority to have secured the backing of eastern capitalists. Wa'er will be diverted from Rock creek and brought by flumes and canals across the divide to Three Mile creek. An immense reservoir on the head waters of Three Mile creek will receive the waters from the canal and will furnish pressure for the hydraulic giants to be used at the placer mines lower down on the creek. Plenty of water will also be avail able for irrigation on lands where heretofore it has been impossible to get water. Ranchers owning lands which may be benefitted by the build ing of the reservoir and canal will be given an opportunity to subscribe for stock in the enterprise. Sufficient eastern money is behind the project, however, to carry it through without the assistance from the ranchers. Water will be sold to those not owning stock. Six men with teams commenced work yesterday morning preparing and hauling the timbers to be used as piling and cribbing in building the reservoir. Only enough work will be done this winter to put things in such shape that work may be rushed next year. The estimated cost of building the canals, flumes and reservoir is $150, 000. A similar undertaking, blit of lesser proportions, was started on Three Mile several years ago. It vas abandom d owing to a lack of capital and the difficulties encountered. The route of the canal as surveyed at that time will be followed for several miles. At first thought it would seem im possible to make the svater from a stream on the farther side of a range of mountains cross the watershed and empty into a stream on this side of the mountains. Rock creek and Three Mile creek drain the eastern and western slopes, respectively, of the range of mountains to the east of tiie Bitter Root Valley. Nevertheless, a ditch can be constructed along the sides of the mountains which will carry water from the head waterâ of Rock creek to Three Mile creek.—Stev ensville Register.