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WESTERN NEWS. VOLUME XIV. HAMILTON. MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1904. NUMBER 49 This Week we Offer You Set of Dishes $ 4.00 Cups, saucers, two sizes of plates, bowls, meat platter, vegetable dishes and everything necessary for house keeping. ...Extra Special,.. A Table Tumbler with a tin top. Just the thing for jelly. This summer we have sold dozens of tumblers for use as jelly glasses, but now we have the real thing—an every day table tumble with a tin top at per doz.......5^C <1S McMurry, Cooper & Grill JOHN LAGERQUIST. E. ERICKSON. LAGERQUIST & ERICKSON, Contractors and Builders. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES FUR NISHED ON SHORT NOTICE.—Satisfaction Guaranteed. Hamilton, Montana. — MEDICINE SPRINGS Famous for their Healing virtues are open to the public all the year 'round. A Tri-Weekly Stage Runs From Hamilton Well equipped bath rooms and an abundant supply of Hot and Cold Mineral Water. First class Hotel accommodations. Good Stables in connection, also plenty of good pasture. J. C. HARVEY, Manager. CITY MEAT MARKET! CORNER MAIN AND THIRD STREET, Is prepared to tarnish the retail and wholesale trade with the choicest :: :: :: ;; ;; Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Etc., Etc. § Fish and Game in season. JOHNSON & STRANGE, Proprietors. S CHAS. H. DONOVAN. THOS. J. BURNS. ...The Southern... DONOVAN U BURNS, Proprietors. Dealers in Finest Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A share of your patron age is respectfully solicited. ...The Southern... At Scotty's Old Stand Higgins Avenue. Missoula, Montana. WILLIAM J. BRYAN TO TOUR MONTANA THE OREAT ORATOR WILL 5 PEAK FOR PARKER AND DAVIS. MR. HEINZE TO STUMP THE STATE For the Democratic licket— Gov ernor Toole, Senator Clark and Others will take the Field. Bozeman, Sept. 23. — William J. Bryan will make a speaking tour through Montana in the interests of the democratic national ticket before the end of the campaign. National Committeeman C. W. Hoffman today received a letter from Thomas Tag gart, chairman of the national com mittee, to that effect. The date of Mr. Bryan's visit is not given, nor the length of his stay in the state, but def inite promise is made that he will come. When Senator Clark went east a s hort time ago he promised to make every effort to get Mr. Bryan to speak in Montana and the promised visit is understood to be largely due to his efforts. State Orators to take the Stomp. Helena, Sept. 24.—Branch head q uarters of the democratic state com mittee were opened here this morning with T. C. Kurtz in charge. Assignment of speakers will be made from here and it is the intention of the committee-to secure the services of such orators as William Jennings Bryan, Charles A. Towne and Senator Patterson of Colorado. All of the leading democratic orators of the state, including Governor Jos. K. Toole, F. A. Heinze and Senator W. A. Clark, will be invited to tour M ontana in the interest of the state and national tickets. Two More Whiskey Cases. Two more attempts to secure con victions for violation of the local op tion law resulted in failure last week. Samuel Wallace of Woodside was arrested on complaint of J. W. Pop hain. He was tried Friday in Justice Morris' court before a jury consisting of Geo. L. Metcalf, Henry Lowenberg, Thos. Coffey, J. J. Backhouse, Wm. Warren and J. J. Grush. Two bottles of whiskey were produced in evidence, which according to the testimony of Robt. Myers, D. R. Frogge and Fred Ensign, was sold to them by Wallace County Attorney Baker prosecuted the case and Attorney Chas. S. Wag ner represented the defense. The case c onsumed most of the day and the jury brought in a verdict of "not guilty." On Saturday John McDonald, bar tender of tne Corvallis club, was tried before a jury consisting of C. J. Vin cent, Jos. C. Brown, John Kleinoeder, S. F. Solsbtrger, B. Oertli and W. H. Bell. Three bottles of whiskey were produced in evidence. D. R. Baugh man and son, Frank Farmer, Robt. Farmer and Chas. B. Towler testified for the prosecution. The case was hotly contested, County Attorney Baker making a determined effort to secure a conviction, but the jury re turned a verdict of acquittal. Filed for Record. Deed—Isaac Wylie and wife to Chas. F. Moore, one-half interest in lot 6, block 16, Hamilton; $400. Deed—Margaret E. Kendall to J. A. Porter, 40 acres near Hamilton; $1250. Deed— M artha J. Allison Reinkeh to John E. Smith, lot 6, block 18, Riv erview; $1. Deed—J. F. Pearson and wife to j C. G. Johnson and Homer Babbit, j lot 2, block 1, Victor; $1. j Deed—Bitter Root Stock farm to ! Ravaili County Bank, lots 1 and 2, block 30, Hamilton; $1. Deed— C. E. Scott and wife to John M. Price, lots 15 and 16 block 10, Vic tor; $1250, Deed— W. R. Blodgett to Harper & Baird, timber on 160 acres near Wood side, $200. Deed—Katie B. Storr and husband to Mary Clark, three acres in Hart ad dition; $1400. Deed—Miller Humble to J. F. Pear son, lot 2, block 1, Victor; $1. Deed—J. A. Porter and wife to Louis Frederickson, 70 acres near Hamilton; $1500. Democratic State Platform. "We, the democrats of Montana in convention assembled, hereby adopt the following declaration of principles and pledge the nominees of this con vention to be governed thereby: "Believing in the principles of democracy as taught bv Thomas Jef ferson, we indorse the platform of the national democratic party as adopted by the St. Louis convention, and de clare our allegiance to the nominations of Alton B. Parker for president and Henry G. Davis for vice president of the United States. "We acknowledge with gratitude the public services rendered by our two United States senators, especially in securing the passage of bills open ing for settlement the Crow and Flat head Indian reservations. "We endorse the system of national irrigation provided for by the New land's act. We believe that it should be carried out by competent engineers in a non-partisan manner and without favor to special localities. "We are glad to learn from the con gressional records that among the earliest advocates of this system were Governor Toole and other democratic representatives in congress from the territory of Montana. "We endorse the wise, conservative and judicious administration of Gov ernor Joseph K. Toole. We especially commend the action of the state board of equalization, under his chairman ship, in increasing substantially the assessments of railroads in this state. "We favor reducing the number of state and county officers and boards to the Stn allest possible consistent with the proper transaction of public busi ness, and to this end pledge our legis lative candidates to a careful investi gation and revision of existing laws. "We denounce the action of the re publican governor of Colorado iu at tempting to legalize the crimes of a lawless mob, under the pretext of mil itary necessity. "We denounce the unlawful depor tation of citizens and the destruction of private property as the greatest crime ever perpetrated against our Ame; form of government. "We pledge all officers elected upon the democratic ticket to forever re frain from so turning the machinery o government into an instrument of oppression, but instead thereof, we pledge them to so administer the law as to secure as nearly as possible, equal and exact justice to the weak and powerful alike. "Indorsing Governor Toole's recom mendations to the Eighth legislative assembly. "We demand: 1. An initiative and referendum amendment, identical in all material provisions with the amendment adopted by the voters of Oregon and sustained by the supreme court of that state, and we pledge all members of the legislative assembly, elected upon the democratic ticket to vote and work therefor. "(2) A state railroad commission to be elected by popular vote. "(3) A direct primary nomination law conducted under the Australian ballot system, covering the state, county and municipal elective officers and providing for the printing of the names of all candidates upon one bal lot under proper party titles. "(4) An efficient fellow servant law, guaranteeing adequate protection to all classes of workingmen engaged in hazardous occupations, and especially to all railroad, mining and smelter employes. "(5) Election of all important state officers by popular vote. "(6) A constitutional amendment empowering the state board of equali zation to equalize property assess ments in the state. "(7) The period of employment of workingmen in all underground mines and mills and smelters for the treat ment of ores is now fixed by law at 8 hours per day. It is proposed to em body this principle in a constitutional amendment, extending its scope so as to cover the works or undertakings carried on or aided by any municipal, county or state government, and all contracts let by them, and to prevent the employment of children under six teen years of age underground. We favor the adoption of this amendment at the ensuing election. "We favor the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. "We instruct our candidate for con gress, if elected, and our UnitedStates senators to vote for a strict Chinese exclusion act." For Rent—Four room cottage on Madison^ between Fourth and Fifth streets. Apply to Mrs. Jesse Board - man. 48-2t. VICTOR NEWS. Special Correspondence to the Western New s. Victor, Sept. 27.—Lawrence Grady of Missoula visited H. J. St. John last Tuesday. D. H. Goudy, wife and daughter, Maud, came over from Schley Wednes day to visit a few days with their, daughter Mrs. Cales. "Doc" had to return the next day but Mrs. Goudy and Maud visited until Monday. Mr. Breulett of the Missoula Marble Works was here last Friday on busi ness connected with his firm. Forest Groff, state stock inspector, was in our town Friday on business. Monroe Fulkerson was a Missoula and Lothrop visitor last Wednesday and Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Mattlick of Ka hoka, Mo., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fulton of Stevetisville and Mr. and Mrs. E. Ewart of Victor. Mr. Mattlick is looking over the valley with the intention of locating here. Last Sunday they were driven over the Daly ranch. Mr. Mattlick says that he had heard a great deal about the Bitter Root but had no idea that it was half as fine a country as it is. County Attorney W. P. Baker was in town last Tuesday on business. Jim Higgins of Stevetisville was in our town on business last Wednesday . Mrs. Chas. Fulton of Stevetisville visited her brother, Ewart last week. Mrs. Arthur Herbert of Florence was up visiting her parents and her sister, Miss Hattie Bond who has been sick for some time. Fred Beaubien and wife were Miss oula visitors last Saturday. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Luke John son, Saturday, Sept. 24, a boy. Mrs. Whit Flowers, who has been very sick at Hamilton for the past two weeks, is some better. Mr. Flowers says he expects to bring his wife home some time this week. James Hershey has finished his con tract of tapping Bear Creek lake for I. Scott and others. Rev. Geo. B. Spaulding will preach at the Presbyterian church next Sun day Oct. 1 morning and evening. The time of the evening services will be changed beginning next Sunday from 8 o'clock to 7:30. Joe Williams, of St Louis, and Mr. Rennick of Missoula are visiting Dr. Renn ick for a few days. A social dance was given at the I. Scott ranch last Saturday night. Those present had a most enjoyable time. Chas. Johnson and Homer Babbitt have purchased the meat business of J- F. Pearson and will conduct the business at the old stand. There is some talk of Victor's get ting a rural free delivery. Wood anil McLeod shipped a car of fat premium cattle lo the Missoula fair. Dr. T. H. Hanbidge was a Hamilton visitor Monday. Wiley Rickman went tu Hamilton Monday as a member of the county central committee. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. John My ers, Monday, Sept. 26, a girl. Marion Garnett of Wallace, Idaho, is here visiting lier father and broth ers, who are engaged in the mining business west of town. Flannigan Bros, who have the con tract for dressing the lumber from the Donlon mill have added another planer to their plant. Their contract will last about 18 months. The fencing crew on the N. P. has fenced as far as Woodside and expect to finish the work this week. This is a great benefit to the farmers along the track as it will protect their stock. Rev. Thomas Flowers is quite sick, being confined to his bed much of the time. There will be a grand ball in Mc Vey's new hall next Saturday night. Joe Dent has procured permission from the N. P. Ry. to lay a sidewalk from the depot to his new hotel and which will be appreciated by the pub lic in general. Joe Dent went hunting last Sunday and after along, hard day's work shot and bagged a musk rat. He has since been the recipient of hearty congratu lations for his prowess as a huntsman. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Franks of Am bros are making their annual visit up the Bitter Root visiting friends and relatives. They expect, to start for St. Louis next Monday, They will make quite a lengthy visit at the fair and through the state. Mrs. Franks came from Missouri 43 years ago and has not been in the state since. ALL ABOUT REGISTERING GENERAL REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED THIS YEAR. WHAT THE STATUTE SAYS Persons Who Have Registered Since 1898 and Still Remain In Same Pre cinct not Required to Register As the time for the registration of voters approaches there appears to be considerable confusion regarding who are required to register this year. It appears from a perusal of the law in the matter that no general registra tion will be required in this city or county this year, but those who have not registered in any of the 10 regis tration districts of the county during the past six years, or who, having so registered during that period have re moved from the registration district since registering, are required to again register this year in the regis tration district in which they now re side, but must have their registration in the other district cancelled and ob tain a certificate to that effect which must be presented in the new district before they will be permitted to regis ter in such new district. The act relating to the registration of electors, approved March 9, 1897, provides that the registry agent shall keep his office open "between the hours of 9 a. m. and 9 p. m., on all le gal days, from 9 a. in. of the fourth Monday prior to any general election to 9 p. m. of the second following Sat urday," and on "the second Mon day prior to any general election from 9 a. in. to 9 p. in." On the latter day only such as can satisfy the registry agent "that they were, by sickness or other physical disability, or by ■ un avoidable absence during the entire previous two weeks last past, from such registration district, unable to register at any time during the two weeks last past," will be permitted to register. "Provided: That except in regis tration districts included in an incor porated town or city, which town or city contained at the last preceeding state electiou over 1,000 registered voters, such general registration of all voters shall only be required every eight years, from anil after the year 1898, and any person who has been registered in any district, except as above noted, at any time within said eight year periods, and who has been a continuous resident of such district since such registration, shall be en titled to vote, if otherwise qualified, without further registration." Two years lienee another general registration will be required in all dis tricts, for by that time the eight year period will have expired. Tile qualifications for voters are, briefly, as follows: Full age of 21 years; full citizenship before the day of election, evidenced in the case of naturalized citizens by their final papers; residence in the state for one year and of the county 30 days next preceding election day. Registration for a city election and registration for a general election arc two entirely different matters and the one in nowise affects the other. Reg istration for the last city election doe. not excuse lack of registration for the general election this fall. If you were not registered for the general electiou two years ago you must register this, year if you want to vote. Spaulding—Markle. Miss Charlotte L. Markle and Mr Henry H. Spaulding were united in marriage yesterday mornings at th home of the bride's parents, Mr. an 1 Mrs. John Markle. Only the imin diate relatives were present. Rev. J. E. Burkhart performed the ceremony. The happy couple left on the first train on a wedding tour. They will take in the St Louis fair and will visit relatives utid friends in Ohio and other states before returning to their home at St. Reg-is. The Western News unites with the host of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Spauld ing in tendering warm congratula 1 * tions and hearty well wishes. Ticket 77599 for August has not yet turned up. Holder will please present same to A. C. M. Co. and receive: cash premium of $50.00. 48 tf You can get the best job work for the money at the Western News office.