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VOLUME XV. HAMILTON. MONTANA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 8. 1905. NUMBER 20 This Week White Goods Si Embroidery AN EXCEPTIONAL BARGAIN IN SWISS EMBROIDERY EDGE AND INSERTING AT J5c AND 20c THE YARD. DON'T MISS THIS SALE AS THIS IS THE BEST BARGAIN EVER OFFERED IN HAMILTON McMurry, Cooper & Grill ■■vN Si JOHN LAGERQUIST. fc - ERICKSON. LAGERQUIST & ERICKSON, Contractors and Builders. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES FUR NISHED ON SHORT NOTICE.—Satisfaction Guaranteed. Hamilton Montana. S- Sv S? 'S.- S>- s>' S/ Si- ^ • Si- 'S. 1 'S. CHAS. H. DONOVAN. THOS. J. BURNS. ...The Southern... DONOVAN a 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. OPPOSITE RAVALLI COUNTY RANK. Is prepared to fjrnish the retail and wholesale trade with the choicest :: :: "• a u g CITY MEAT MARKETS Fish and Game in season. W W $ J W -—---w Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Etc., Etc. ß » WAKEHAM & THORNING, Proprietors, » I I The.... If Cottage Hotel KATES $1 PEK DAY. NORTH SECOND ST. A. W. NEWELL, Prop. | - I HAMILTON - - - MONTANA. | THE WESTERN NEWS Is the Best Advertising Med- | ium in Ravalli County, Mont. | -I First Class Job Printing Ravalli County BANK. HAillLTON, MONTANA. W. W. McCraCkin, President, Geo. McGrath, Vice-President, M. A. White. Cashier, .1. F. Hakten berger, F. M. Lockwood. Qeneral Banking Business Transacted CITY DRAY.. | | H. H. BELL All work entrusted to our care wli be sgâedüy and satisfactorily done PRICES REASONABLE. Leave orders at F. L. Dur.»' or J. C. Brown's store. TWO QUESTIONS TO BE VOTED UPON AT ANNU AL TOWN ELECTION MONDAY, APRIL 3. ON SHALL TOWN BE BONDED FOR $7,000 To Build Town hall?—Rocky Mount ain Bell Telephone Co. Wants Franchise—Judges Appointed. A busy meeting of the town council was held Monday night. Mayor Mc Murry and Aldermen Lockwood, Flaherty and Peterson were present and participated. The usual routine business was dispatched. A petition by Wakehatn & Thorning asking permission to build a smokehouse iu rear of the City Meat Market was read and referred to fire and water committee. A préposai to install a fire alarm system for $200 was received from the A. C. M. Co. and referred to committee. The fire and water committee reported that it had been unable to secure a written contract for water from the water de partment of the A. C. M. Co., Man ager Dudley stating that he had no authority to change the existing un derstanding by which the town is furnished w„ ter for $500 a year. The annual ordinance of appropriation passed the first and second readings. The council determined to change the course of the Drinkenberg ditch along South Fifth street and to raise the bridge across same in front of the Baptist church. The Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company made application for a fran chise giving it a right of way ip all streets, etc. The life of the franchise is to be 25 years and in consideration the company agrees to furnish \the town the use of one telephone. Uikl^r the state law this matter must be sit' uiitted to a vote of the people. It wls referred to a committee consisting if Aldermen liowley and Lockwood agi City Attorney McCulloch with instruc tions to report on March 13, at which time the proposition to bond the torya for $7000 to build a town hall will he placed in shape to be submitted to ,a vote of the people at the ensuing town election to be held on Monday, April 3. One alderman in each ward, suc cessors to Peterson, Lockwood and Howley must also be elected this spring. McMurry nominated J. J. to is Mayor McMurry nominated J. J. Southwick tor registry agent anil the following judges of election: First Ward—Wm. Lynch, J.D. Pow ers and Thomas Beavers. Second Ward— M. M. Lockwood, W T. Adair and J. T. Boardman. Third Ward—E. A. Trosdahl, Dave Burke and Geo. F Butler. The appointments were confirmed by the council and the usual polling places designated. The council then adjourned to meet on Monday, March 13. Filed For Record. Deed—Lawton Sipple and wife to Win. W. Flowers, 80 acres near Victor; $500. Paavola and wife to 80 acres near Victor; Deed—Elias Solomon Hill, $1,400. Deed—Colby White and wife to James H. White, 160 acres near Vic tor; $125. Deed— B. F. See and wife to B. F. Heavilin, 40 acres, Sleeping Child springs; $(>,000. Deed—John Byrne and wife of Hel ena to Wm. J. Molloy, 120 acres and an undivided one-half interest in 120 acres near Victor; $2. Deed—William C. Walker to Pat rick O'Reilly, 40 acres west of Corval lis; $350. Deed—Annie Cole to James B. Laws> 40 acres near Corvallis; $3,000. Deed—Geo. C, Taylor and wife to W. J. Dishman, 40 acres near Flor ence; $250. Deed—Solymon Sedgwick and wife to John W. Morris, 160 acres near Stevens ville; $150 Deed—Nora E. Lancaster to J. W, Morris, 40 acres near Stevensvilie; $1. Deed—John W. Morris and wife to | Clarence B. Calkms, 160 acres near | Steveusville; $1. A1 -----I Resolutions. At the regular meeting of the Minis terial association of Hamilton held at the parsonage of the M. E. church, south, on Tuesday last, Rev. J. E. Burkhart presiding, the following res olutions were on motion of Rev. L. L. Kneeland seconded by Rev. H. M. Hale, carried unanimously: Resolved, Tli at we the members of the Ministerial association of Hamil ton desire herewith to express our ap preciation of anil admiration for the noble and courageous conduct that characterized the honorable Represen tatives of Ravalli county, Messrs. Amos Buck and J. F. Cone, in their support of the ill-fated O'Conner anti gambling bill, known as House hill No. 216, that was so iniquitously do feated in the recent session of the state legislature. Further, Be it resolved That the secretary of this association be hereby instructed to communicate our action to the aforesaid representatives, and also to the county press. J. B. Parnall, Secretary. SMOOTH SWINDLER NABBED. Arrested In Hamilton Yesterday By Sheriff Reynolds of Bozeman. Sheriff E. M. Reynolds, of Gallatin county, arrived on yesterday's freight and a few moments after his arrival placed E. E. Saunders, a life insurance agent representing the Continental company of Salt Lake City, under ar rest. Saunders is charged with grand larceny. Sheriff Reynolds and his prisoner departed for Bozeman on the afternoon train. Saunders has been operating in this vicinity for about a week. Saunders is a young man with a glib tongue, engaging manners and prepossessing appearance. He is wanted at Boze man, Red Ludge and other Montana points for procuring money on worth less drafts and defrauding patrons of the insurance company. Five minutes after Saunder's arrest Sheriff Cook was looking for him in response to a request of Sheriff Potter of Red Lodge, who telephoned him to arrest and hold Sauders, but he was too late, Sheriff Reynolds having al ready secured the prisoner. Saunders contracted a few small ob ligations while here and they, too, were left to hold the sock. to W, $1. to | | FLORENCE. that ial forrespondei.ee to tIn- Western News Feb. Florence, March 7.—Mrs. Mary Rad- vvils cliff of Missoula is the guest of Mrs. William Ahren this week. Ed Duffy was a Missoula visitor h " Saturday. the George Reed was a business visitor tive in Missoula last week. Albert Ahren of Missoula was up looking over his ranch. The dance Saturday night was not a financial success but a social one. Mrs. Maud Applebury of Victor vis - ited at the Newton Tillman home Sat urday. Mr. J. Ealy, an old schoo'mate of A1 De Veber's in Canada is visiting ion his friend here. be Mrs. George Reynolds and daugh ter Ethel visited at the home of Frank Jamison last week. Miss Essie Whitsitt, teacher of the Eight Mile school, spent Sunday with her parents at Stevensvilie. Miss Florence McGinley returned to her home on Willow creek after a month's visit with her sister Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. D.L.Stewart and children visit ed the lady's parents Mr. and Mrs John McGinley of Willow creek, a few days last week. Mr. and Mrs., McGinley returned with her for a vis it. A new hotel is in course of construe tion in Florence. Al De Roche is erecting a 14 room house with good table accomodations, as their present quarters are too small for the accomo dation of their customers. A jolly party of Florence's social set planned and carried out to perfection a surprise party on Mrs. I). L. Stew- j art and her parents Mr. and Mrs. John McGinley, who were visiting her on j j Tuesday evening. At 8 o'clock the ! merry party headed by Mr. and Mrs. Al De Roche and Mr. and Mrs. James Goudy arrived at the Stewart home and were admitted as welcome intrud ers and royally entertained with piano solos by Miss Tressie Goudy and Car ley. dining room where dancing was in- dulged in, music being furnished by Mr. Will Shaffer with harp and Mrs. Stewart accompanist till mid night, I when a nice lunch was served after which music and dancing was resum J e( j un jq the wee small hours. All dis ' persed after a delightful evening and at- other parties will follow soon. rie Stewart and vocal selections by | Mrs. Stewart and sister Miss McGin- , Then the dancers repaired to the j ! MORE BILLS KILLED BY THE GOVERNOR THE RAILROAD COMHISSION BILL AMONG THE REST. SYNOPSIS OF NEW MADE. LAWS Anti-Fusion Bill Killed -Governor Toole Approves Local Option Primary Law. Helena, March 6.-—The railway com mission bill, passed bv the legislature which has just closed, was vetoed late this afternoon by Gov. Toole. M. L. Davidson of Dillon, Nathan Godfrey of Two Dot and C. J. McNamara of Helena were named as commissioners in tlie measure. Governor Toole gives five reasons for vetoing the bill. The first objec tion is that the appointing power rests with the executive rather than with the legislature if the commissioners ire to be appointed at all. He states, however, that the commissioners should be chosen by the people. As utning that the legislature has the oower of appointment, Governor'foole says the poliev of exercising it is wrong and inexpedient. Regarding the plan of appointing the commissioners beyond two regular elections, Governor Toole says it is in herently wrong and manifestly vic ious. As a fourth objection, Govern or Toole says the bill is detective in that it does not provide for the sum mary removal by the governor of any of the commissioners who neglects his duty or who is guilty of malfeasance, the only provision for the removal of tile commissioners being the ordinary criminal procedure. In bis last objection, Governor Toole says there is no limit to the indebted ness which may be created against the state, in spite of the fact that the bill carries an appropriation of $40, 000 for the maintenance of the com mission for two years. In concluding, Governor Toole says i that thers was ample time between Feb. 24 and March 2, while the bill vvils ? ct in tlu htUlds of the represen tatives to have so framed it, .1 they desired in good faith to pass it, as to h " ve obviated the objections which | the legislature well knew the execu tive wouU1 u,ilke to U ' But the leK '"' l^ure failed and refused to take such steps as were likely to secure its final passage as a law. passage as a ''Instead of thip," said Governor Toole, "a majority of the house of representatives proceeded in a bad temper and worse taste to pass a re solution in the nature of censure dir ected at the governor for the express ion of an opinion which it knew would be controlling in this bill—a resolu tion so extraordinary and unpreced ented that the senate, promptly, per emptorily, unceremoniously and prac tically unanimously, killed it." Anti-Fuiion Bill Killed, Brennan's anti-fusion bill was ve touc j by Governor Toole today. This bill provided for a candidate's name on iy appearing on a ballot once, and was aimed to prevent fusion between political parties and to stop the end less chain system. In his veto mes sage, Governor Toole says that in his opinion the only feature which com mends the bill outside of preventing the endless chain system, is that it would reduce the size of the ballot by eliminating those political parties which could not reasonably hope for success at the polls without affiliation with some other recognized political party. The veto says that while the bill may tend to prevent the recogni tion of mushroom parties, believed by j many to have no greater motive he hind them for existing than a divis j j on of the offices, without regard to ! the principles advocated, yet in this day and generation there seems to be widespread effort to enlarge rather than curtail the rights of the people. It is better to submit to this imper fection, if imperfection there be, than to lly to pthers, which might be worse in- by and by | by adopting a new method at variance , and out of harmony with tlie spirit of j the times. Governor Toole approved senate bill No. 76, by Waite, relating to primary elections. Also the measure legaliz ing Harve improvement warrants. Reviewing the work of the Ninth legislative assembly, which adjourn ! ed Friday morning shortly before a daylight, it is found that the total number of bills introduced during the session was 402, of which 87 originat ed in the senate and 315 in the house. Of this total, 165 bills and resolutions passed—two bills over the veto of Governor Toole, these being the meas ures carrying appropriations for im provements at the state orphan's home and the school tor the deaf and blind. Sixtv-four of the senate's bills passed, while only 101 of the house bills came through with whole skins. Governor Toole sent in five veto messages during the session. In addi tion to the two just named there were messages of disapproval of the bill in creasing the number of justices of the supreme court, the bill creating the Thirteenth judicial district and the bill appropriating money to pay the claims of dairymen for cattle slaught ered by order of the state veterinarian. These three were sustained. A synopsis of the new laws follow: Relating to state board of horticul i ure. Relating to inspection of highways anil bridges by o unty surveyors. Relating to liquor licenses. Relating to notice of application for tax deed. Relating to issuance of certificates to public school teachers. Relating to limitations of actions. Providing for the loan of books be longing to the state library. Relating to the licensing of peddlers, hawkers and traveling merchants. Relating to juvenile disorderly per sons. To enable state land commissioners to investigate tne feasibility of irri gating state lands. Relating to number of deputies al lowed county officers. Senate Bills (in Hand. Relating to internal improvements in cities and towns. To regulate the issuance of licenses to retail liquor ib* ilers. Relating to removal of mortgaged personal property from the county where mortgaged. Relating to fees of office of secre tary of state. Relating to the location of the Meag her mouumeui in the state capitol grounds. Relating to the compensation and mileage of sheriffs. Senate Bills and Resolutions | Relating to interstate commerce. Relating to compensation of execut ors and administrators. Relating to normal school land grants. Prohibiting the employment of chil dren in underground mines. Authorizing an officer of a corpor ation to take an oatn on behalf of his corporation where it is authorized to act as a trustee, guardian, executor or administrator and an oath is required. Providing for the formation of cem etery associations. to state banks and provid Relating to state banks and provid ing penalty for false statements, re ports oreutries in books thereof. Relating to the classification of counties. Detaching Meagher county from the Ninth judicial district and annexing it to the Tenth. To compel railways to maintain facilities for shipment and delivery of freight and passengers where there is a platted townsite of not less than 100 inhabitants upon the line of such rail road. Became a law without the sig nature of the governor, Feb. 21, Defining lawful fences. Relating to duties and powers of the state veterinary surgeon. Relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors on line of any railroad grade, logging camp, saw mill, sheep shear ing camp, irrigation ditch or canal in course of construction. Relating to jurisdiction and power of county commissioners. Relating to authority of county com missioners to issue bonds on credit of county. Relating to opening of Fort Peck Indian reservation. Act to foster, protect and promote the sheep industry of Montana. Relating to renewal of mortgages of personal property. Relating to tax on direct and col lateral inheritances. Relating to power and duties of guardians. Requiring state officials to make semi-annual reports of property in their charge. Relating to construction of tele graph, telephone and electric light lines. To authorize organization of mutual hail and fire insurance companies. Relating to water commissioners. Relating to free public libraries. To punish desecration of the flag. (Continued on Fourth Page)