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THE WESTERN NEWS.
/OLDME XVI. fcot'®' fib £ob V HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 3. 1900. NUMBER 11 ROUTE OF THE MILWAUKEE Is Certain to Traverse the Rich Bit= ter Root Valley===Survey Parties Starting Out From Butte. Butte, Jan. 2.—Further work on the survey of the extension of the Chica go, Milwaukee & St. Paul road from Evarts, South Dakota, to Seattle was commenced in Montana today, when two surveying outfits left Butte to work eastward. A. G. Baker, chief engineer of the division of 400 miles between Butte and Miles City, assumed supervision of the work. Surveying crews, com posed of Chicago engineers, will be sent westwards within a few days and work will be pushed as rapidly as pos sible, according to Mr. Baker, who says the Milwaukee trains will be in Butte by at least 1908. It will take four years to get the Milwaukee line into Seattle, according to the estimates of Mr. Baker. In all probability the Milwaukee will touch Lewiston, Idaho, crossing the Bitter Root in Montana, down tffe Clearwater, thence to Lewiston, or else pass north of Gewiston with a spur to the town, following the general direc tion and the river courses of the Nor thern Pacific. It is practically posit ive that Spokane and Anaconda will not be on the main line, though branch lines will touch both points, Salmon City, Grangeville and Thun-! der Mountain districts will all be tapped by ihe Milwaukee. In Friday's issue of the Helena In dependent there is an interview with Maj. Martin Maginnis relative to the route of the Milwaukee road which un doubtedly will build through Montana. Major Maginnis traces a feasible, per haps the most feasible, route, as you can see by following the line he points out on the map. He says: "The route of the Chicago, Milwau kee and St. Paul from Miles City to Martinsdale was surveyed by nature a long time ago and later by govern i BARGAINS WINTER Ik iS D URItNG the month of January we will make it especially worth your while to use our store % $ s Underwear, Shirt Waists, , and other lines of Seasonable Merchandise t hat will 1 be useful For some time to come, 1 but which we must 1 be rid of now ÄNÄeONDÄ e©PPER MINING QO ment railroad engineers. If you take a federal map of Montana you will see that the second standard parallel north is within six miles north of Miles City. Martinsdale, the second object ive of the new road in Montana, is on the same parallel due westward from Miles City almost exactly 210 miles." Thence he traces the route to White Sulphur Springs, thence to Helena and from there by way of Rimini and Basin to Butte. Touching the route from Butte and Anaconda westward the major says: "It's building westward from Butte to Anaconda is a foregone conclusion which must give reality to Marcus Daly's cherished dream of a westward outlet for his home city. It will make Anaconda one of the principal traffic points on a great transcontinental railroad and complete the through fa cilities east and west for Butte's enor mous freight tonnage. The economy and directness of the Rimini route for the transportation of ores becomes of great importance to the Milwaukee, which is an Amalgamated or Rockefel ler road which has need of easy com munication with the great smelters of Helena and of Great Falls. "From Anaconda westward through Philipsburg in Granite county and through Stevensviile in Ravalli, the new road will encounter no great en gineering difficulties and will pass in to Idaho at a point almost due west from Miles City, Stevensviile being almost exactly on the second parallel standard north. In thus crossing Mon tana by the shortest and most direct route, the Milwaukee will have opened up the most promising agricultural and mining districts, it will have touched the most important traffic points in the slate and shortened by more than 50 miles the rail distance between Miles City and Helena." Wants a Square Deal. Stevensviile, Mont., January '2, 190H. To Editor The Western News. Dear Sir:— Feeling that the plaintiff in the case of Geo, May vs. Chas. L. Cowell and Allen Forkuer, did not receive fair treatment at the hands of the Missoulian in reporting the proceed ings in the recent trial of said case, and knowing that many persons in the Bitter Boot valley are interested in knowing the substances of the test imony given at said trial, this is to in form you that there will be furnished to your paper for publication a brief resume of all the evidence given at said trial in time for your next, issub, with the request that you will print the same, and also that you print this notice in this week's issue. The syn opsis which will be furnished you will be without comment or argument. Yours very truly, GE J, T. BAGGS. UP TO DISTRICT COURT To Define Jurisdiction of Board of County Commissioners as to Saloons. Attorney Henry G. Myers on last Saturday made application in the dis trict court for a writ of mandate to compel County Treasurer Carter to issue W. P. O'Brien a retail liquor dealer's license for a period of six months. O'Brien's contention is that the board of county commissioners are without jurisdiction within incorpor ated towns and that applications for license in such cases need not be in dorsed by 20 tree holders. On Saturday Attorney Myers also made application for writs of mandate to compel the county treasurer to issue licenses to Win. Gastello of Victor and J. J. O'Brien of Grar.tsdale, on the ground that the commissioners are without jurisdiction in towns and villages of more than 100 population. It is expected that Judge Webster will hear argument in these cases next week, at the beginning ol the January term of court and will soon hand down a ruling that will detine the jurisdic tion of the board of county commis sioners over saloons. W. P. O'Brien, through his attorney Henry G. Myers, has tiled a motion for a new trial in the case wherein he was found guilty nf violating the local option law and fined J2.00 and costs. The motion is I ased on affidavits of jurors R. J. Holden, D. E. Hustead, James Fisher. A. P. Williamson and S. P. Striker, of the panel that tried the case, and who swear that the jury for hours stood six to six and had finally voted to disagree but came to a verdict through a misunderstanding. They also swear that the evidence was not sufficient to convict O'Brien of the particular offense with which he was charged. Other affiants offer new evidence. It is understood this case will be appealed to the supreme court in case a new trial is denied in dis trict court. Water Suit Filed A water suit, involving rights to water in Willow creek, was filed last week with Clerk of the Court Baker. The parties in the suit are: Plaintiffs—John A. Hull, John H. Watts, R. I,. Burch, A. N. Whitesitt, John D. Forsyth, J. McGinley and the Ravalli Land & Irrigation company. Defendants—-Edward Apple hury, Marshall Applebury, Joseph Appol onio, as administrator of the estate of Fred Wehr, deceased; Homer W. Bo hon, 1). F. Boyer, Ada Boucher, James Bbueher, John M. Burch, Thomas Brothers, M. G. Chaffin, B. S. Chaffin, J. T. Cougheuour, Fillmore Caples, as administrator of the estate of H. B. Anderson, deceased; Amos Christ ianson, James Dunnigan, I). R. Frog ge, B. M. Goff, Herman Gleason, A S. Groff, J. S Green, M. M Humble. J. L Humble, Jr.; T. J. Helling, William Hilderbraiid, Emmet Hawker, John Horn, G. G. Lockwood, Robert Neaves, William Neaves, Ben Matthews, Mary A. Packer, J. W. Popham, J. G. Rob bins. T. H Ray, Hettie Sheldon, J. F. Simpson, B. H. Wilkinson, A. A Wil kinson, Orville West; G. W. Ward, H. M. Butler, and P. M. Flugstad, as ex ecutors of the last will of W, C. Wan, deceased; P. M. Flugstad, Crate G. Stanley, John A. Summers, W. D. Gear, J. B. Laws, Elias W. Odell, Sarah J. Odell, John Hawker, and Jerry T. Sullivan. Filed For Record. Deed—Albert J. Fowler mid wife to Thomas J. Baird, lots J, 4, 5 and (!, GAY GRANDFATHER SHOOK Elopes With Buxom Wife of Neigh bor===Sheriff Hot on Their Trail" Which Leads to Canada. Cass M. Me Fee, who resides on East Fork, came to Hamilton late Monday night, and, routing out the sheriff and an attorney, swore out a complaint charging his wife and G. G. Shook with kidnapping his two year old child. According to McFee's story Mrs McFee left for Hamilton on Tuesday of last week, coming here to have some dental work done. She brought along her youngest child, aged two years, leaving the other four children in charge of the father. On Monday he heard that she had eloped with G. L. Shook, a neighbor of 15 years standing. Mrs. Shook was notified of the occurence and they drove to Ham ilton together and secured a warrant for the arrest of the runaway couple. It transpires that Mrs. McE'ee came to Hamilton List week and had thej dental work done at the office of l)r. F. F. Ellis. She was in town several days and was with Shook much of the time. On Friday they took the freight to Missoula and departed for the east block 4, Pleasantvalo addition to Stevensviile; $1000. Deed Clias. AY. Lombard and wife to James H. Cowan, Jots !i and 10, block 7, Corvallis;If30. Deed B. \V. Martin to James H. Cowan, 40 acres near Corvallis; $1. Deed John M. Cates and wife to Frank D. Perry, 1'2\ acres near Vic tor; $250. Deed Frank D. Perry and wife to Silas M. Ault, 12.'j acres near Victor; $150. Deed-Victor Townsite Co. to Francis Smith, lot 27, block 1, Victor; $25. on No. 4, Saturday morning. It is surmised from remarks that Shook dropped that the runaway couple im mediately headed for Alberta and, if so, thev had plenty of time to get across the line into Canada before the sheriff could reach them. Sheriff Cook went to Missoula yes terday and is supposed to be hot on the trail, no word having been re ceived from him since he left Mis soula. Grant G. Shook is a man about 56 Years of age. He has lived in Darby and vicinity about 25 years. He has a wife and nine children, most of them grown and married and grandchildren. Mrs. McFee, according to the de scription given out by the sheriff, is about 27 years of age, is five feet, six inches high and weighs 214 pounds and has white hair. She was form erly a Miss Harris and at the time of her marriage with Mr. McFee they eloped to Gibbionsville, Idaho, on ac count of parental objections. She is the mother of five young children. Deed—Geo. May and wife to Tkos. Baird, 2.1 acres in May's addition to Stevensviile; $325. Deed—A. Ij. Johnston and wife to Wm. S. Wagy, 10 acres near Grants dale; $1200. Cow for Sale Fresh shorthorn milch cow apply Mr. Newell. Cottage Hotel. 11 It Lost, Strayed or Stolen. One black 2-year-old gelding, an chor F on right shoulder. Wdl pay $5 for return of animal. \V. E. FOB REST. 10-8t Grantsdale