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HE WESTERN NEWS.
VOLUME XVI. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. JULY II, 1906. NUMBER 38 Spend Your Money at Home And keep it in circulation where it will do you and your family the most good. Money sent away tor goods that you can get at home for the same price, and often lower, does not help to build up your community. WE DO NOT ASK YOUR TRADE FOR CHAR ITY'S SAKE. We give you full value for every dollar you spend with us, and protecc your interests in every transaction. We aim never to be out of staple goods, and to be first in bringing on new and desirable styles. We stick to our motto: "Small and Sure Profits, Often Repeated are the Foundation of Modern Success." SPECIAL SALE Of Ladies, Gents and Children's Shoes. EXCEPTIONAL VALUES Appolonio, Watters ^ CO. MONTANA. ■K Special Lace Sale THIS WEEK WE WILL CLOSE OUT A GREAT VARIETY OF LACE PATTERNS. DO NOT MISS IT. •a* Cooper, Grill & Nicol Ravalli Flour The highest achievement of modern milling methods. The whitest flour made by natural means. Every grain of wheat thoroughly washed; gradual reduction on many rolls; currents of pure air on stock at every stage in milling. Sold by the best grocers. MADE ON THEIR NEW MILLS BY Hamilton -Flour Mill Company BANK CITIZENS' STATE Hamilton, Montana. Capital Paid in $ 30,000 V J. L Humble, President T. A Chaffin, Vice President O. C. Coopeh, Cashier DIRECTORS J. L. Humble T. A. Chaffin A. Christian R. A. O'Hara J. H. Watts A. L. Bank O. C. Cooper Transacts a General Eanking Business IT IS A SURE THING That the Bitter Root Steam Laundry can satisfy you in both prices and quality of work. Rough dry, 5 cents per pound. WE RETURN EVERYTHING BUT THE DIRT NO CHINESE NO OFFENSIVE ODORS BITTER ROOT STEAM LAUNDRY, C. E. HARTLEY, Proprietor GLORIOUS FOURTH WAS OBSERVED. INTERESTING PROGRAM CARRIED OUT AND EVERY BODY HAD A QUOD TIME. The celebration of the glorious Fourth held last Wednesday was one of the most successful and enjoyable ever held in the Bitter Root valley. A great, big, well-dressed, good-nat ured, orderly crowd was in attendance and everybody apparently had a good time. The bombardment, or "sunrise sa lute" began about 3 p. tn. and the heavy firing did not cease until long after sunrise. The parade, under the grand mar shalship of Dominick McGuire, formed at the corner of Main and Eighth streets promptly at 10 a. m. The parade was a "pippin" and would have been a credit to a much larger community than this. The car of state, prepared under the supervision of Mrs. J. E. Tot man, was a notable feature. It was drawn by four white horses. Miss Helen McCrackin rep resented the Goddess of Liberty and 46 Hamilton girls the sovereign states. A number of excellent floats were in line. The Lady Maccabees made an excellent showing and Miss Krummel, W. H. Roberts, P. H. Edwards, the Hamilton Flour Mill, Ravalli Mer cantile C:'., Thomas Beavers and others had attractive exhibits. The exercises were held in the court house square, Mayor McCrackin, pre siding. Judge G. W. Reeves delivered an eloquent and patriotiaddress and Hon. H. L. Frank of Butte spoke briefly, paying Hamilton and the Bitter Root valley some handsome compliments. Miss Margery Cham bers read the Declaration of Independ ence with marked elocutionary ability. The band played and the audience sang "America" and the "Star Span gled Banner." The Winners. Hamilton won the ball game from Stevensvilie, the score being 7 to 5. Roy Carpenter won the 100 yard foot race with John Gravelle second and Charles Donson third. Half-mile foot race—John Gravelle first, Charles Donsoii second and Frank Johnson third. Girl's bicycle race Kitty Klcinoeder first, Lilly Klemoeder second and Etta Cook third. Boys' foot race— Harry Breesee first, and Glen Hatton second. Bovs' five-mile bicycle race—A1 Frederickson first and C. D. Clayton second. This was an interesting con test. Clayton in his abbreviated suit of purple looked iike a sure winner, but accidents will happen. The two riders collided and Clayton's wheel was wrecked, but borrowing a wheel h e remounted and started in pursuit. Clayton was gradually making his way to the front when his new mount gave way and he made a second change but pluckily stayed in the race. The hose cart race was won by the team captained by Bert Bishop, which laid 300 feet of hose and made the coupling in 25 seconds. Gilbert Mc Laren's team, which had showed well in practice, encountered difficulties, the hose catching and failed to unreel. a ed pleasantly in the pavilion of the fire department, where dancing was in progress until 1 o'clock in the morning. The prize for the best float was awarded B. F. See's "Copper mine." The judges were P. S. Campbell, S. A. Crabb and L. R. Peck. Mrs. W. O. Fisk won the prize for the best single driver, her rig present ing a most attractive appearance be decked with wild flowers arranged in artistic profusion. The prize for the best driving team was awarded Miss Edith Bush and the handsome $3,000 team of browns be lnnirinp to the Bitter Root Stock farm drew down the prize for the best ranch team. The judges of these events were H. B. Wayland, T. A. Blackmore, James Dunnigan, W. T. Edwards and B. F. See. First race—Three hundred yard dash —Kitten, H. D. See, first; Spinner, Roy Uhl, second and "Sam," P. J. Shannon, third. Second race—One-fourth mile— "Lady Patton," Jacob Kentner, first; "May Estes," George Schwab, second and "Bogus," H. D. See, third. Saddle horse race--"Roan Heavilin," Thomas Beavers, first; "Kitten," H. D. See, second and "Spinner," Roy Uhl, third. COUNTY ASSESSMENT SHOWS INCREASE REPORTS SHOWS CONSIDERABLE UAIN OVER LAST YEAR — THE ITEHS. Assessi r Geo. W. Johnson has com pleted his annual report to the State Board of Equalization. The assess ment shows .in increase in valuation over last year of $114,936, the total valuation, not including railroads, be ing 53,378,452. The report contains the following items: Cash value of real estate and im provements, 52,095,739. Personal property, $1,282.713. Number of acres of land 321.792, di vided as follows: First class 7,713 acres; second class 61,805 acres; third class or grazing, 205,116 acres; timber lands, 47,157 acres. Railroad lands, 28,789 acres. Range horses, 1,946; common, 3,004; thoroughbred, 82. Stock cattle, 4,566; cows, 2,846; three yeai-olds, 1.144; twe-year-olds, 2,639; yearlings, 3,302. Sheep, 19,011; rams 198. Hogs, 1,880. Mortgages, 5119,412. Household goods and furniture, $36, 880. Goods, merchandise, etc, $160,275. Fixtures, saloons, stores, etc., 58,835. Farming utensils, $8,025. Machinery, 523,425. Wagons, harness, etc., $48,010. Wheat, oats, hay and wool, $3,700, Lumber and wood, $173,786). Logs, $28,956. Solvent credits, including bank de posits, $7,254. Money on hand or special deposit, $12,765. Bank stocks, $50,772. Telephones lines, $7.388. Telegraph lines, $1,918. Irrigating ditches, 562,750. V lue of property affected by mort gages, 5400,000. I ! j I j \ James B. Barley. James B. Barley, a highly respected citizen of the west side passed away Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, after a lingering illness. The funeral was held Sunday after noon from the family home and was largely attended, Rev. W. D. Lear, of Corvallis, conducting the service. Mr. Barley was born in Missouri in 1845 and with his parents located California when quite young. He came to Montana about 20 years ago. He was an industrious, law abiding citizen and had the wann elteeiu of many friends. He is survived by a wife and nine children. Mr. Barley had been afflicted with a bowel trouble for nearly four years and during the last few weeks his physicial suffer ing was very great, but lie preserved a cheerful, jovial demeanor to the end. Born. Clear—To Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Clear, of Butte. Wednesday, July 4, a daugh ter. Cruson—To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cru son. July 4, a daughter. Old Soldiers' Barbecue. Editor The Western News:— Under the command of Col. J. B. Overturf, the old soldiers camp fire and barbecue held on Camas Prairie in Ward's grove, July 4th, 1906, was well attended and successfully carried through, to the satisfaction of the hungry veterans and their families, about 200 in number. After the read ing of the Declaration of Independence by Adelbert Grush and a rousing, patriotic speech by Hon. R. A. O'Hara, the veterans held a special meeting for the purpose of organizing an asso ciation to hold like future meetings. George W. Ward was chosen chairman and Hiram Platt secretary. On mo tion carried unanimously it was re solved, "that an annual reunion of old soldiers be held hereafter com mencing on the 10th day of September 1907, so long as there are veterans to reunite." On motion carried unan imously an invitation shall be extend ed to the organizations in the state, of the Confederate Veterans and of the Grand Army of the Republic, to meet with us on such occasions. The follow ing is a list of those present: Robert Clements, Co. H. 151st Ind. Inf.; Lewis D. Williams, Co. F. H. ! 37th 111. Inf.; Frederic Hoffman, Co. A. I 22nd, Ohio Inf.; J. B. Overturf, Co. G. 14th Iowa Inf.; G. W. Payne, Co. C. 1st Wis. Cav.; C. R. Bell, Co. A. 3 Iowa Cav.; W. B. Harlan, Co. I. Is: Minn. Heavy Art.; Thomas Adair, Co. I. 2nd Mo. Light Art.; Henry S. Page, Co I 85 N Y. Inf.; T. J. Holt, Co. H. 48 Mo. Cav.; O. P. Gregg, Co. D. lsi Ind. Heavy Art.; William Burton, Co. E. 8 th Mo. Cav.; Geo. W. Bodurtha, Co. E. 114th N. Y. Inf.; T. L. Adair, Co. I. 2nd Mo. Light Art.; Milton Florida, Co. B 35th N. Y. Inf., B.- F. Cooper, Co. F. 31st Mo. Inf.; John Kuhn, Co. C. 16th Iowa Inf.; Vincent Burch, Co. A. 1st Halt. 7th Div. C. V.; L A. Green, Co. A. 61st III. Inf.; M. M Lockwood, Co. F. 5th Vermont; W. P. Gilmore, Co. A. Home Militia, Mo.; R. A. O'Hara, In Darn Good Co,, Ra valli Rangers, John M. Jones. In Good Co., Scout for Ravalli Rangers; J. K. Squiers, In Noblest Co. Signed — Hiram Piatt, 1st Pa. Res. Cav. Approved— G. W. Ward, Detailed Scout, Mo. Inf. Senator Clark Talks Politics. Los Angeles, Cal., July 9.—United Stat es Senator W. A. Ciark of Mon tana, in an interview here today de clared his belief that William J. Bryan will be nominated by tie democrats for president in 1908. The senator ex pressed himself as confident that the Nebraskan would have no opposition in the convention. Referring to Mon tana politics, Senator Clark said that his successor would "probably be a democrat," bis advices on the political situation in his state being that the next legislature would be democratic. He did not think, however, that F. Augustus Hcinze would be nominated, and stated that he had understood Heinze had expressed himself as not desiring political preferment. The senator stat< <1 that his own retirement from the senate was due to his desire to be more at home. His duties at the capitol, too, he said, had taxed his strength. Mr. Stout In Critical Condition. James W. Stout, who was struck down by a runaway horse on July 4 is still in a very precarious condition. Although the physicians are hopeful grave apprehension is felt by itn mediate relatives and friends. Mr. Stout is evidently suffering from con cussion of the brain and lias lain in a comatose state almost continuously since the hour tie was hurt. Mr. Stout was standing among the spectators watching tile outcome of the last race on July 4. One of the horses in the rear broke and bolted into the crowd. Mr. P. W. Faun was brushed over but fortunately was not seriously injured. Mr. Stout was next struck down and trampled unon by the frantic animal and Marshal Higgins and several others were also knocked over before tire runaway could be secured. Proposals for .bale of $75,000.00 Four Per Cent Refunding Bonds of Ravalli County, Mont. to Office of County Clerk, Hamilton, Mont., June 20, 1906. By order of the board of county commissioners, sealed bids will be ceived by the undersigned for the pur chase of Ravalli county refunding bonds to the amount of seventy-five thousand dollars. Said bonds are to be serial in form and bear interest at the rate of four per centum per annum payable semi annually. Interest and bonds are to be paid at the office of the county treasurer of said county. Bonds are to bear date January t, 1907, and arc to be sold for not less than par value. Twenty-five thousand dollars of said amount shall be in ten bonds of twenty-five hundred dollais denominations; bond number one of such series to become due January 1, 1908, and one bond to become due on the first of each succeeding year. Fifty thousand dollars of said sum shall be in ten bonds in denominations of five thousand dollars; bond number one of such series to become due Jan uary 1, 1918, and one bond of such series to become due the first of each year thereafter. Bids will be received up until July 28, 1906, at 10 o'clock a. in., at the county court house at Hamilton, Mon tana. A certified check payable to the or der of Ravalli county for the amount of five hundred dollars must accom pany each bid, said amount to be for feited by the successful bidder in the event of a refusal to take the said bonds. The board reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. 35 6 t GEO. A. REESE, County Clerk of Ravalli County, Mon tana. G. C. For quick results make your wants known in The Western News. * HE WOULD TAKE MR. BRYAN WRITES FORMER CHAIRHAN JONES CONCERN ING PRESIDENCY. Washington, J illy 7.—Former U nited States Senator James K. Jones, of Arkansas, who was chairman of the democratic national committee when William J. Brvan made his campaign for the presidency in 1896 and 1960, has received a letter from Mr. ilryan in which he announces that he will ac cept the nomination for president for the third time if it is tendered to him. The letter is dated June 18, at Stock holm, and is as follows: "I have been watching political de velopments ami have noted with grati fication the vindication of democratic principles. You have correctly stated my position. As 1 wrote to you, I shall do nothing to secure another nomina tion, and do not want it unless the conditions seem to demand it. I may add that I enjoy the treedom of private life, and feel mat I can do some good without holding any olfico. Principles Param Hint. "There are,however, certain reforms which 1 would like very much to see accomplished, and to assist in the ac complishment of these reforms, l am willing to become the party's candi date again if when tlie time for the nomination arrives the advocates of reform are in control of the party and think that my candidacy will give the best assurances of victory. If some one else seems more available I shall be even better pleased. "I need not assure you that I am more interested ir. seeing our princi ples triumph than I am in the person nel of the head of the ticket. "The country needs to have Jeffer sonian democracy applied to all the departments of the government, state and national, and I am content to help make this application. Yours truly, "W. J. BRY AN." Ahruliuni Lincoln was a man who, against ail odds, at. tained the highest honor a man could get in the United States. Ballard's Horehound Syrup has attained a place, never equalled by any o'her like remedy. It is a sure cure for coughs, colds, bronchitis, influenza and all pulmonary diseases. Every mother should keep supplied w th this won derful cough medicine. Sold by Bit ter Root Drug Co. Election Proclamation. Notice is hereby given, that oil Tuesday, September 4, 1906, at the various election precincts in the coun ty of Ravalli, state of Montana, a primary election will be held for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices, to-wit: One state senator. Two members of tlie house of repre sentatives. One sheriff. One county treasurer. One county clerk and recorder. One county assessor. One county attorney. One county superintendent o f schools. One county commissioner for a term of two years. One county commissioner for a term of four years One county commissioner for a term of six years. One coroner. One public administrator. One county surveyor. Two justices of the peace in each township. Two constables for each township. And delegates and alternates to the county convention, as per the appor tionment filed by the chairman of the county central committees. The polls of which election will be open from 1 o'clock p, m., until 6 o'clock p. m., of the same day. The Board of County Commissioners, of Ravalli County, Montana. By HENRY GROVER, Attest: Chairman. GEO. A. REESE, Clerk. 37-tf All the World knows that Ballard's Snow Liniment has no superior for Rheumatism, Stiff Joints, Cuts, Sprains, Lumbago and all pains. Buy it, try it and you will always use it. Any body who has used Ballard's Snow Liniment is a lively proof of what it does. All we ask of you is to get a trial bottle. j Price 25c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by Bit ter Root Drug Co, *