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Historical Society VOLUME XIV. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1903. NUMBER 7 COUNTY GOES DRY TUESDAY JAN. 5. COMMISSIONERS HAVE OFFICIAL* LY CANVASSED THE VOTE. DRY MAJORITY OF 151 VOTES Some Talk of Contesting the Elec tion—Authorities Propose to Vig orously Enforce the Law— Official Vote. The board of county commissioners is in regular quarterly session this week. This morning the vote cast in the special election held Dec. 1st was officially canvassed, the returns from the missing precincts of Sula and Overwhich having arrived. The law requires that notice of the results of the election must be given by publica tion for four successive weeks and which publication began today in The Western News. According to the opinion of County Attorney Baker the saloons must go out of business at 12 o'clock p. m. on Tuesday Jan. 5. There is some talk among the saloon men of contesting the election, but it ■is doubtful if it materializes. County Attorney Baker and Sheriff Pond an nounce their determination to vigor ously enforce the law. According to the official count, there were 588 "wet" votes cast and 739 went "dry," the latter winning by 151 majority. Out of a total of about 2400 registered voters but 1327 voted. The vote by precincts was as fol lows: Precinct. Wet. Dry. Sula............ Overwhich .... .. 2...... 3 Darby........... Grantsdale...... .. 43 .... .....43 Hamilton, No. 5. . 100..... Hamilton.- No. 6. ..101 ...... Corvallis........ Victor........... Stevensville..... .. 95...... •ft THE SEASON FOR GIV 090 T S at hand, and the question of what to give is easily answered when you look arourrd our store at the great variety of articles suitable for presents, If you are the least undecided, come in and let us show you a stock from which you are almost absolutely certain to find something to your taste. r GUIDES filYERS RUGS Make royal Gifts. We have them at almost all prices. Easy Chairs For old folks; chairs for all ages of folks. Lace Curtains, Portieres, Couches, Trunks, Hand-bags, Desks, Book-cases. Elegant Tables of all kinds. Carpets. For your lady friends a pair of nice Gloves such as we sell. A box of Handkerchiefs, Sofa Pillow-tops. A lovely Belt; a good Umbrella, Easy Slibpers. A Cloak, Hat or Dress Skirt. Napkins, Towels and fine linen Table Cloths. Elegant Cut Glass Silverware Cutlery Water Sets, Carv ing Sets, Carpet Sweepers, Rifles, Guns, Buggy Robes. Lots of Things. Fine Chin . Odd Cups ® Saucers. Lamps, Beauti ful Plates. Father, husband, brother, lover, are sure to be pleased with a remembrance of a half dozen linen Handkerchiefs Neckties, or Half Hose. One of our stylish Hats, or a pair of tine Shoes would he nice. Then there is any amount of stuff in the way of Gloves, Mittens, Neckwear, Caps and Fine Clothing to select from. If you want something good to eat just buy it in oue Grocery Department Everything to make Christ mas dinner complete and fine. Oranges, Bananas, Grapes Dates, Citrons, Nuts, Sweet Potatoes, Pickles, Plum Pudding, Fruit Cake, Canned Soups, Sliced Peaches, Cheese; Fine Teas, Coffee, Candies and Olives. Chocolate Creams, per lb.................... 20c Fancy Mixed Candy, per lb—............. 20c Good Mixed Candy per lb.................... 15c Mixed Nuts, 3 lbs. for........... 50c Anaconda. Copper Mining Company. Eight Mile....... 1............ 18 Florence.........49............. 22 Total...........588.............739 Dry majority..................151. Notice. Whereas, at an election duly called and held in pursuance of law, in Ra valli county, Montana, on the first day of December, A. D., 1903, at which election there was submitted to tht voters of said county the question "whether or not any spirituous or malt liquors,wine.cider or any intoxicating liquors or dri nks may be sold within the limits of the said county." And whereas, at said election 588 votes were cast for "sale of intoxicat ing liquors; yes" and 739 votes were cast for "sale of intoxicating liquors; no," and that a majority of the votes so cast were "sale of intoxicating liquors; no." Now therefore, in pursuant to the provisions of Part III, Title VII, Chapter X of the Political Code of Montana, notice is hereby given that the result 6f sa'd election is as follows Sale of intoxicating liquors, no; 739 votes. Sale of intoxicating liquors, yes; 588 votes. Majority in favor of sale of intoxi cating liquors, no; 151 votes. By order ot the board of county com missioners of Ravalli county, Mon tana. Dated December 9, 1903. Henry Grover, Chairman LSEAL] G. L. Satteri.ee J. B. Overture Attest: County Commissioners. C. M. Johnson, County Clerk. 7 4t For Sale. A good bunch of calves, two and three year old steers, very reasonable. Also please report any stray cattle branded F S on right ribs. Call on or address, County Treasurer. Notice to Stockmen. Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of cattle branded V on left hip and marked with buttons in both ears will please notify me and oblige. J. D. VANCE, 7 4t Grantsdale. MR. HEINZE LAUNCHES ANTI-TRUST PARTIES DELEGATES FROM EVERY COUN TY IN STATE PRESENT. STRONG DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES Patriotic Speeches and riusic By the Band—State Central Committees Created—Names of Some Who Participated. Helena, Mont , Dec. 7.—The mass convention, which met here today, designed under the call "to prevent corporation domination in Montana," adjourned this evening, after adopting a platform declaring for the initiative and referendum, a direct primary law, a state raDruad commission and tor an enlargement of the powers of the state board of equalization. Under the resolutions adopted, men of all polit ical parties are invited to join, voting according to party affiliations on nat ional issues, but in accordance with the platform adopted on state ques tions. The resolutions declare for the organization of an anti-trust party to deal wholly with state affairs and to organize the party a committee com posed of two men from each county is to be created. An executive committee composed of two democrats, two I republicans and the chairman who has i been a republican, is provided for. There were about 500 delegates present from all parts of the state. On Special Train. Shortly before noon the delegation from Silver Bow county arrived on j special train, accompanied by the Bos- , ton & Montana band. A procession was formed and the parade passed up the entire length of Main street. Every Heinze man wore a large red badge. There were several large ban ners carried, chief among which was one on which was "The State of Mon tana Will Not Stand for a Non-Resi dent Czar." Heinze marched in the I i parade, as well as John MacGinniss. At the opening of the convention ex-Gov. Robert B. Smith read the call. General Charles S. Warren was made temporary chairman, Alderman J. Frank Collins elected temporary secre tary and R. T. Smith of Havre assis tant secretary. A committee on per manent organization and order of business was appointed and after a brief address by county attorney Peter Breen of Butte a recess was taken un til 3 o'clock. Committee Reports. At that time reports of committees were made. There were 57 delegates present from Missoula county, 148 from Silver Bow, 10 from Powe'll coun ties and others from every county in the state. Former Mayor W. B. George of Billings was elected permanent chairman, Frank Collins secretary and and Mr. Smith assistant secretary. Various delegates from different counties made long speeches in which the Amalgamated Copper company figured prominently. Former Governor Smith introduced a resolution that copies of the pro ceedings be printed and spread throughout the state, in view of the fact, as he said, that Amalgamated papers would garble reports of the convention. Other resolutions were adopted, af ter which a committee, of which, M. M. Joyce of Missoula was chairman, reported the platform of the new par ty. It stated the convention was held regardless of party affiliations, "called in response to strong public senti ment, demanding some organized means of defense against domination and tyranny of trusts and corpor ations," and to organize a central committee which in the future would put candidates in the held opposed to corporate interference in politics. New Party Principles. Following this is the declaration of principles for which the "anti-trust j democratic and anti-trust republican , party stands." It declares that polit ical affairs shall be controlled by in dependent voters, free from control of corporate influence. Section two favors the adoption of constitutional ameii-'ments providing for a system of legislation by i«itiative and referen dum. A constitutional amendment is (Continued on Fifth page.) PIG MINING DEAL CONSUMMATED EASTERN MEN BUY THREE MILE PLACER GROUND. TO DIG A FORTY-MILE DITCH Purchase Price $60,000—New Owners to Work Ground on Big Scale Will Reclaim 10,000 Acres of Arid Land. The following dispatch from Mis soula to the Anaconda Standard, dat ed Dec. 4. confirms the news of the big mining deal on Three Mile, ad vance mention of which appeared in The Western News: Deeds were filed today in Ravalli county transferring to ar eastern company the Three Mile placer ground, below Stevensville. The transfer was made by the Western Realty com pany of this city and is one of tile most 1 important deals made in this section recently. The placer ground trans ferred covers about 300 acres and ex tends along Three Mile creek a dis- • tance of about three and a half miles, j It is 14 miles from Stevensville and has long been known as rich ground, i The purchase price is stated as $60,000 and the new owners have already be-! gun work on the improvements that are necessary to get water on the ground for hydraulic mining. The ground lias been worked at in tervals since 1873, when gold was dis covered there by Mart Slocum. Slo cum and his partners worked the rich bars in the creek and then sold out to a company of chinamen. Slocum and his associates went to Happy Jack gulch from Three Mile and worked there for some months, exhausting the richest portions of the gravel in this gulch. Then they returned and ran out the chinamen, resuming their for mer operations. A small ditch was dug from Three Mile creek, which was subsequently I I enlarged by L. H, Dayton. The ob stacle in the way of operating exten sively in these d'gcings has been the lack of water. The company which has purchased the ground is prepared to spend $100,000 in bringing a suffi cient amount of water to properly work the ground. A ditch will be run through Ambrose pass to the middle fork of Ro'k creek. 1 his ditch will be forty miles long. A reservoir is to be built at the head of Three Mile creek, and here the wat er will be stored for use. The com pany has begun work on the reservoir. There are 30 men and teams at work now on the site for this storage basin . It is one of the most important under takings that has been begun in the valley. The ditch will furnish water' for ir rigating, and the reservoir will supply water enough to reclaim 10,000 acres. The land lies between the Burnt Fork and Eight Mile valleys and extends into the the latter basin. It is stated that the work will continue through the winter and will be vigorously pushed in the spring. Terms of Court in the Fourth Judicial District for the Year 1904. It is hereby ordered that the terms of the district c »11 rt of the Fourth Ju dicial District of the state of Montana D r the year V04, be and they hereby are fixed and appointed in each county in said district as follows, to-wit: I 11 Ravalli County:— The second Monday in January, The second Monday in April, The fourth Monday in August and The second Monday in November. In Missoula County:— The first Monday in February, The first Monday in May, The first Tuesday in September and The first Monday in December. It is further ordered that the clerk of said district court n each of said counties cause this order tobe publish ed as required by law, in some news paper printed in his county, for three successive weeks, ; inmtdiately after the filing of this order. Dated December 5, 1903. FREDERICK C. WEBSTER. Judge. Filed December 7, 1903. 7 t:f Subscribe for The Western News.