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THE WESTERN NEWS
Hamilton, Ravalli county, Mont. miles uomnet. Editor. Published Every Wednesday. Week ly. one year, in advance...... ..... Week ly. six months, In advance.......... J-JJ* Weuviv one cear. tf not li advance..... - |jn Week iy. six niunUis. If not In advance.. l.*k> Entered at the Post-Office. at Hamilton as *t dialler. Aovcr'tstuff rates furnished on » ppllea OFFIClAL PAPER OF HAVALLI COUNTY. man out, for it To Advertisers. The Western News absolutely guarantees .ts advertisers an actual bona tide paid cir culation within Ravalli county two times greater than that ol' ar.y other newspaper published in the known world. Advertising outracts will oe made subject to this guar ntee. Wednesday', January 13, 1904. MR. BRYAN'S IMPRESSIONS. William J. Byrau arrived in New York from his European trip last Sat urday. During his brief absence Mr. Bryan says he visited 10 capitals and a part of Sweden. Mr. Bryan was received with very marked attention everywhere. He was accorded audiences by the Czar of Russia and most of the other poten tates of Europe. He also spent 14 hours with Count Tolstoi and met with sueh marked consideration every where that it must have been very gratifying to Mr. Bryan, himself a plain American citizen, although lie is enshrined in the hearts of millions of his countrymen. Mr. Bryan, since his return, in an article upon his tour of Europe, dis cusses Lis impressions of Switzerland and comments upon the lack of ac commodations for the United States embassies and legations in all the capitals visited. it is slated that he intends to appear before the com mittees of congress and plead in favor of legislation looking to the purchase of suitable property for such posts abroad. In the course of his observations upon Switzerland, Mr. Bryan said: "I foutu 1 that the people are so pleased hie A of with the popular control over the government given them by the in itiatiw and referendum, that there is no possibility that any party will at tempt to attack it. Their arguments are: "First, that the legislators, know ing that the people can initiate legis lation, feel less responsible; and, sec ond, that the legislators' actions can be reviewed by the people, the legis lators are more timid about introdue ing needed reforms. "The friends of the initiative and referendum meet these arguments by declaring t l ;■! *be legislators are really not reiuwa responsibil ity, but are incited to action by the fact, that the people can act in the event that their interests are neglect ed by the legislature and that the timidity suggested is only likely to prevent legislation when the legisla tors themselves doubt the merit, of the proposed act. "Dr. Deusclier, president of the Swiss confederation, speaks with fraukuess and couvictiou and is as simple in 1 1 its n ame r as the humblest of his people. "As a nation, Switzerluu 1, with her 5,OOOJHKI people, does not attract the attention that the neighboring nations do and. in a contest at aims, except upon her own soil, she could not hope to achieve much; but in that forum, where conscience dictates aud where reason rules she is a conspicuous member of the sisterhood of natious.'' At a dinner tendered him by prom inent New York democrats on the day of his re tu re in an informal talk, Mr. Bryan touched upon several mat ters of present-time significance to the country at large, among other things saying : , "During my trip my impression has been deepened that the policy of making our navy so great that it shall terrify other natious will simply result in promoting rivalry that will .continue until it reaches the limit of .the ability of the people to bear it. I would propose what I consider a bet ;ter plan. I would suggest that, in stead of building the biggest navy, we make our government the liest one ou earth, and instead of having our flag float everywhere, let it stand for something wherever it floats. Let our flag stand for justice between man and man and between nation and nation. Let that become known every where, and if any king should ever attempt to assail our land, his own oppressed people would arise and cry out, 'Don't touch that flag; it. stands for our rights.' Possibly our Hag would then not he so much feared but it would he loved the world around." WHAT WAR MEANS. Dean Waise of the University of Maine law school for twelve years held a high educational position in •Japan. Mr. Waise in a lecture be fore the Twentieth Century club said that in the event of a war between Russia and Japan, "a man who at 25 years of age hears the first gun fired will never live to see the end of the strife. It will take from SO to 100 years to settle matters. Not that I mean that the whole world will be engaged in the battle, nor that the globe will be despoiled; neither do I moan that England will not, be Eng land, that Germany or the United States will not bear the same name— but, there will be a succession of terri hie wars in which all nations will be concerned. In the end, China will be greatly enlightened nation and the question in the far east will be settled forever." Anyone who has given the matter any attention will indorse Mr.VYalse's views; at least in part . The war may not, last as long as he thinks it will, but bow other nations can escape be ing drawn into it is not conceivable. A war between Russia and Japan,un less speedily settled, means an uni versal war. means the division of the Chinese Empire, and perhaps the sur vival of the fittest, which in plain words would mean the annihilation of the Chinese race.-- -Missoulian. ADVERTISING HELP. Printers' Ink: Get the thought fixed in your mind that if you are going at your advertising in an in telligent, thoughtful manner, your advertising will be an investment, not an expense. You put in a certain new line of goods. You say; "It will cost $5,000 for the line. lean turn as of of I the stock over three times a year at a net profit of 2(1 per cent, or 60 per cent on the investment,—$3,000 profit per year." You figure out iu advance how much you can make on the in vestment. Do the same figuring with your advertising. Treat it as an investment. If you are now doing a total aunnal business of $25,000 with poor and indifferent advertising, you can invest, a given percentage of the amount in advertising, and it will earn more dividend than any other part of your investment, if you do the work right,. It, will do more than earn dividends. It, will strengthen your position in the business world, add to the "good will' of your institution, and make it harder for your competitors to take your trade away from you. The country's business outlook is a subject of compelling interest at, the beginning of the new year. This fact is recognized by the Review of Re views, which devotes a large part, of its January number to a survey of the situation. "The New Year: l'ros perity or Depression ? " is the title of a group of articles in which C. Kirch hoff, the editor of the Iron Age, treats of "The Outlook for Steel and Irou," 11. W. Martin of "The Prospect for Railway Earnings," Charles M. liar ger of "Good Crops and Good Times in the West," and F. W. Hawthorne of "The Promise of 1901 for Trade iu General." The same number has an illustrated article ou "Tho State of the Southwestern Oil Industry," by Day Ailed Wiley ; an account of the long aud successful fight waged by science against the Texas cattle fever by Charles S. Potts; aud the story of English walnut culture iu southern California, by Elizabeth A. Ward. The magazine is also unusally strong in its biographical sketches: the char acter sketch of Elihu Root, the retir ing Secretary of War, by Walter Wellman, is especially noteworthy, while the career of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow, the in vestigator of the postal frauds, is at tractively presented by Clarence H. Matson, and the life and work of the late Herbert Spencer, the great En glish philosopher, are sketcheu by Professor F. J. E. Woodbridge. The threatened war between Japan and Russia claims atteutiou in the editorial department, as does the Pan ma situation, while the cartoon department ably supplements the editor's paragraphs on current Amer ican politics. The first, meeting of Montana j fruitgrowers to be held outside of the fruit, belt begins next Monday at Great Falls. 'J bat there will be a very interesting session is now as sured. The people of the Cataract City will be afforded an opportunity to feast their gaze upon a splendid display of Montana-grown fruits— over 300 varieties will be on exhibi tion and which will prove a revela tion to the people of the Falls, who are big eaters of fruits grown in other states. Herein is demonstrated the utility of bolding these yearly meetings of the horticulturists, with their accompanying exhibition of products, in the market towns of the state. Let the consumers see the homegrown products ou dress pa rade and show them that in quality Montana fruits and grains and other products are not to be surpassed. In this way the local market may be broadened aud strengthened. The next meeting of the horticulturists should be held in Butte. The triangular fight which is being carried on in the political world of Montana is going to make things in teresting next fall and will exert an humane influence in politics. This thing of firing point blank at an ad versary savours too much of brutality, but when one can bend his gun aud shoot around the corner it adds an in terest to the situation that makes life piquant and worth the living, cheer fully observes the Glendive Review. THE LITTLE MAN. A little man dwelt in a little town A little over twenty years ago; He gained a little portion of renown In the beginning of bis examination Within the little crowd he used to know. He wed a little maid when twenty-one, Aud later on they had a little sou. This little man had little to regret, He had but little patience with the weak, When others fell his eyes were never wet. With sinners he had little time to speak. Instead he v^ont to church a little late, And dropped a little nickel ou the plate. He drank a little coffee now and then, But little stronger liquor passed bis lips; He mingled with bohemian men; Life's wiue lie drank in stingy little sips, When stragglers came to him for food or bed, With little pain he shook his little head. Ho made a little fortune rapidly, By grinding labor out of little arms, Aud by foreclosing a variety Of little mortgages on little farms. He died—and 'neatli the weeping willow bough A little worm is working on him now. —Milwaukee Sentinel. VICTOR NEWS. Suuelal tlurresDondeiuM» to tlio Western News Victor, Jan. 12. Miss Ruby Fulkerson is visiting Hamilton friends. Mrs. R. G. Young is over from Butte for a short visit. Mrs. A. B. McGrew lias beeu ill again for several days. G. \V. Rowe, Russel Older aud Mrs. Wm. Baker are on tho sick list. The meetings at the Methodist church will continue throughout the week. A bran new son arriyod at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W . B. Schrantz Friday, Jan. 8. Mrs. A. W. Nichols and Miss Louise are visiting Mrs, Nichols' sister, Mrs. J. M. Higgins and family in Stevens ville this week. F. D, Perry and daughters, Mary and Mrs. S. P. Kerr, spent Saturday j ] I ; j I Our Annual Clearance Sale of Men's Fine Clothing Begins To=day I $20 Suits and Overcoats at $13.50 j 17.50 U 12.50 1 15 u 10.50 j 12.50 k 6 9.Ö0 ! 10 6 6 7.25 Of DISCOUNT ON ALL BOY'S CLOTHING. 0 Remember that You Get the Pick of our Entire Stock. G A A /IS /is A /IS /IS (IS % AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MONEY. VALLEY CLOT« \i/ \& V»/ \/ ¥ ¥ with Master Harry at St. Patrick's ' hospital in Missoula. Rev. J. W. Fogarty was down from Hamilton several days last week. Miss Ivy East visited friends on Eight Mile several days last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cleary went to Missoula this morning to meet Mr. Cleary's mother. Master Ray Fulkerson was treated to a surprise party by a number of his school mates Friday evening. B. F, East is nursing a lame foot injured by jumping from a wagon. Rev. D. B. Price of Stevensville preached in the Methodist church here Sunday morniDg. Mrs. A. W. Nichols has moved her household goods to the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Grifling. Mi. and Mrs. W. W. Flowers visit ed Mrs. Flowers' sister, Mrs. Ward, in St. Patricks hospital, Missoula, on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hackett enter tained a number of their friends at whist on Friday evening. Mr. Fred Stet ling of the M. M. Co., Missoula, is checking up the books of the Victor branch store. Mrs. S. W. Gavin was called to Hamilton Saturday evening by the illness of her little grandson. Tho Woodmen and Royal Neighbor j orders installed their otlicers Satur ] day evening aud enjoyed an excellent I oyster supper at the close. Mrs. W. H. Cramer celebrated the twenty-fourth anniversary of her ; birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and in j honor of the day entertained a large I number of her friends in the evening. Mrs. J. M. Appolonio has returned from Minneapolis where she was un der the care of a physician for two months. Her health is much im proved. F. L. Shunk, who has been the most efficient depot agent at this place for the past three months, will leave in a few days, much to the re gret of everyone, for California for the benefit of his wife's health. Mr. Duffield of Idaho will take charge of this station. Rev. George B. Spaulding will preach at the Presbyterian church next Sunday at 11 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m. j I i 1 : j I : j & 4 4 4 4 4 »I? 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Hr 4 4 x 4 4 Commencing December 20th, 1903, we Inaugurated a V 7 4 CUT-PRICE SALE * 4 • •• * Of all seasonable goods throughout the store to continue through January. This is our an nual inventory sale of Winter goods to make room for our Mammoth Spring Stock. During January, we will start a Series of Special Sales, that will be an innovation in Hamilton; not the usual scare head advertisement of goods marked up to mark down again, but goods bought at a bargain to sell at a bargain. McMurry, Cooper & Grill 4 4 4 *$* »fi é$è «$t iff* «$• éÿè *$* éft +jf* »j« 4 4 4 4 4 4* 4* 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 FLORENCE. FLORENCE. j Special Correspondence to Western News. Florence, Jan. 12, '01 I C. S. Miles, of Potomac, is spend ing a few days with old time friends, i Wm, Gleason visited with his fath er at Corvallis Saturday and Suuday. 1 John. R. Smith came from Lo Lo : to spend Sunday in our burg, j W. C. Abron was a Hamilton vis itor Saturday. Rob Gow of Victor spent Sunday with home folks. Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Dade of Stevensville visited at the Herman ranch Friday. Rev. Morton of Carlton held his I regular service here Saturday night. The meetings are pretty well attended and a good interest is shown. I, N. J. Tillman came up from Lo Lo : to spend Sunday at home, j W. M. McDaniels and Theo Up man of Carlton attended Woodmen Lodge here Thursday evening. Mrs. S. C. Kingsley, of Missoula, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Hutchinson. Mrs. Ed Duffy and Miss Alice I j j Mason were Garden City visitors Monday. CORVALLIS NEWS. Special Correspondence to Western News. Friday evening, the 8th, about 25 young people met at the homo of Fred Riley and proceeded from there iu a body to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cobb, two miles north of Cor vallis, where they met with a warm I reception, although it was a complete j surprise to the young gentlemen of j the house, Milford aud Deon. The 'evening was enjoyably spent with games and music. Dainty refresh ments were served. The guests de parted about 12 o'clock unanimously agreeing that Messrs. Milford and Deon and their parents were royal entertainers. Those present were Misses Grace Applebury, Grace Laws, Addie Thompson, Rea Myers, Adda Woods, Ida Hunt, Winnie Romney, Maud Hall, May Burch, Leuore Myers and Ethel Barr and Messrs. Sid Johnson, John Adams, Jamie Barr, Urban Kern, Mark Hall, Clifford Chaffin, Ralph Laws, Wesley Walls, Fred Riley, Roy Thomas, James Apple bury and Hobt. Laws.