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THE WESTERN NEWS. VOLUME XVII HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1907. NUMBER 16 $1.20 Each for Your DOLLARS. Yon may think this is "Hot Air." but it is not, it is true. We are giving $1.20 worth of value for $1 in ladies' and gentlemen's underwear, sweaters, furs, caps and all winter goods. These goods are all new, but to handle them over means expense and room. To avoid the ex pense and gain room, we are offering them at a 20 Per Cent Reduction Until Feb. 10th. Our goods are always sold at a very close margin and with 20 per cent reduction affords you the opportunity of satisfying your needs along this line at a big saving. If yon want real bargains get in on oar 20 per cent discount sale. Appolo&iO) Watters Co» MONTANA. Ravalli ^lour The highest achievement of modern milling methods. The whitest flour made bynatural 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 CITIZENS' STATE BANK Hamilton, Montana. Capital Paid in $30,000 J. L Humei,e, President T. A Chaffin, Vice President O. C. Cooper, Cashier DIRECTORS J. L. Humble T. A. Chaffin A. Christian R. A. O'Hara J. H. Watts A. Iy. Bank O. C. Cooper Transacts a General Eanking Business i I \ CITY MEAT MARKET * OPPOSITE RAVALLI COUNTY BANK. < ►v < Is prepared to 1 irnish the retail and wholesale trade with the choicest :: :: :: :: :: :: ► E 6 H A---& § Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Etc., Etc. £ --- Ô Fish and Game in season. WAKEHAM & TH0RN1NG, Proprietors. ROLLER SKATING RINK ———WERNER CRABTREE, Proprietors Open from 2 until 5 p. m. and from 7:30 p. m. until 10:30 p. m., daily HAMILTON, •North First Street Look for the Red Label Patronize Home Industry - L CHAMPION BEST BIT CIGAR MADE RAVALLI BEST 1U CENT CIGAR MADE BANKABLE BEST 5 CENT CIGAR MADE Made by the Hamilton Cigar Factory MONTANA FOR PROTECTION OF FRUITGROWERS A Bill to Quarantine Orchards Infested With Injurious Diseases and Insects. Senator Romney has introduced a bill in the upper house of the Montana legislature that provides for the pro protection of the fruitgrowers of this and every county in Montana, inas much as its passage will prevent the spreading of any injurious disease or nsect pest that may infest any of the orchards in the state. The bill, as ap pears below, provides that the state board of horticulture will be empower, ed with authority to quarantine any orchard that may become infested with such diseases or pests, and further pro vides the board with power to arrange for the collection of money expended by the board in the eradication of dis ease and the insect pests in the in fested orchards. Following is the bill as introduced by Senator Romney: Sec. 1—The Montana State Board of Horticulture is hereby authorized and empowered to establish a quarantine over any orchard or place where fruits are grown or kept, that is infested with any injurious disease or insect pest; and said board may establish such rules and regulations governing such quarantine and regulating or restrict the use of such Iruits upon the prem ises or the shipment or disposition of sa.ne as the board may deem neces sary to prevent the spreading of such disease or diseases or insects pests. St_c. 2—Any person who shall violate the provisions of this act. or the rules and regulations established by said Board of Hontculture or who shall ship or dispose of any diseased or in fested fruit, or fruit products, in vio lation of the order ot said Board of Horticulture, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon convic tion thereof, shall be fined in the sum of not less than twenty-five ($25 00) dollars, nor more than three hundred ($300 00) dollars. Sec. 3—Whenever under the direction or regulations of the Montana State Board of Horticulture any money is expended by said board for the pur pose of eradicating any disease or in sect pest from any orchard or other place where fruits are grown or kept, said board through its representative shall notify the owner of such orchard or premises in writing of the amount so expended. Said notice shall be mailed to the last known address of such owner and if such owner shall fail to pay the amount so expended by said board within thirty days of the time such notice is sent, then and in that event the board shall file a state Said statement lent roll of the county. The y treasurer shall add the amount as set forth in said statement to the taxes upon said property and shall collect the same as provided by law for the collection of taxes tor state and county purposes. Sec. 4—The county treasurer in any county where .my money is collected as provided in Section 3 of this act, shall on or before the first day of February of each year remit the amount previously collected to the secretary of the State Board of Horti culture who shall remit the same to the state treasurer and such remit tances, together with all other fees and remittances paid into the state treasury by the State Board of Horti culture shall be added to the appro priation for the use of the said board in the year in which such remittances are made and all such remittances shall be credited to the fund for the use of the State Board of Horticulture. Sec. 5—All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby re pealed. Sec. 6—This act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. Stray Notice. A brown mare came to my place about September, brand small S on left stifle, saddle marks, weight about 900 pounds. Prove ownership and pay charges. L. McKinney, Darby, Mont. Born. Murray—To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Murray, on Monday, February 4th, a daughter. MANY CITIZENS MEET AT HELENA Mass Convention Asks For Creation of New State Bureau. Helena, Jan. 29.—The mass conven tion of representative citizens of Mon tana, which met here this afternoon, brought delegates from all parts of the state. When Governor Toole called the convention to order at 3 o'clock, the auditorium was filled, nearly every member of the legislature, in addition to delegates, being present. Governor Toole made a short ad dress. welcoming the delegates and at its conclusion T. J. Netny of Butte was elected temporary presiding of ficer and W. B. George of Billings temporary secretary. Mr. Nernv made a short address, referring to the im portance of the convention, and de claring that puplicity, organization and purpose should be the motto. W. B George also made a short talk, urging co-operation, saying only in that way can anything be accomplish ed in attracting settlers and capital. After the appointment of committees a short recess was taken and on re convening the committee on perma nent organization recommended Asso ciate Justice Henry C. Smith for per manent president, R. R. Kilroy for secretary and Charles Reifenrath for assistant secretary. The report was adopted and Judge Smith was escorted to the platform. He made an extended address, referring to the undeveloped wealth of the state, what Montana had to offer homeseekers and capital ists, and urging" harmonious and united action. When Judge Smith concluded, a re cess was taken till evening. After a long session tonight, the convention indorsed the draft of a bill which will be submitted to the legislature, cre ating an industrial and immigration bureau to advertise the resources ot the state. The bill provides for an appropria tion of $25,000 a year, the employment of a secretary at $3,600 a year, and allows counties to advertise their re sources and appropriate money from the general county funds therelor, providing a certain number of tax payers ask for it. F. A. Hemze, P. B. Moss of Billings, Herbert Strain of Great Falls, R. R. Kilroy of Butte and Judge H. C. Smith of Helena were appointed a committee to try to get the bill passed. The convention indorsed the report of the resolutions committee regarding the following matters: Calling upon the legislature to curb the repacitv and greed of the fire in surance companies. Favoring the bill to create a geolog ical survey in Montana. Asking the legislature for a more liberal appropriation to educate set tlers in dry fanning methods and to carry on the work of the experiment stations. A resalution asking the legislature to appropriate $500 to print copies of Game Warden Scott's report for distri bution and one asking the legislature to raise the limit of the state's indebt edness were tabled. "Your cry is 'More, more, more,' " said Miller of Park. "God only knows what you are asking for and God only knows where we are going to get the money." • stray Sale. The stock commissioner of Ravalli county will sell at auction to the high est bidder for cash at the Lancaster stable in Stevensville on Saturday. February 16th, 1907, at 2 p. m. One red steer with white face with drooping horns about 4 years old, branded O followed by mark, which resembles an inverted wine glass on left ribs, left eye under-bit and right ear split. One red and white cow (muley) spotted, with spring calf, branded on left ribs with a large blotched brand, slet under side left ear, and slet upper side right ear, age about 3 years, calf no marks. One red and white spotted yearling heifer (more red than white) branded O on left hip. No ear marks. L. E. MANNING, 16 - 2 t Stock Commissioner. Card of Thanks I desire to thank all the kind neigh bors and friends whoso generous as sisted during the illness and death of my wife. Henry Daniels. The West ern News only $2.00 per year if paid in advance. BUSINESS OF LEGISLATURE DURING FOURTH WEEK Agreement on Personnel of Railway Com missioners Regarded as Most Important— Stanton, Godfrey and Morley Chosen» Helena, Feb. 4.—The fourth week of the Tenth legislative session was prolific of results so far as the passage, introduction and notice of bills was concerned—the chief event perhaps was the action of the caucus Friday afternoon in completing the personnel of the railroad commission bill. On Thursday afternoon the senate and house met in separate caucuses and the former nominated B. T. Stanton of Bozeman and the latter Nathan God frey of Lewis and Clark. On Friday atternoon the senate cau cus notified the house body that it would ratify any nomination it might make for the third conunissionership. There was an extended debate relative to the question ot permitting the min ority party to name the man, whether the republicans should choose a demo crat therefor, or nominate a third re publican. The latter policy was finally agreed upon, and K. A. Morley of Butte, re ceived a majority of the votes cast and his nomination was made by acclama tion. The bill, carrying these three names as commissioners, will be re ported to the house today, and it seems safe to predict that it will receive speedy consideration. The enactment of no measure intro duced in the legislature has been so unanimously demanded .is the commis sion bill. When first introduced the committee on railroads and transpor tation did not take action for several days pending the ntroduction of other like measures. Then a wait came for a convenient time for a public hearing. After this was had the committee rec ommended the so-called Shaw-Tudor bill, with several amendments. Then came the question of commissioners There was much discussion both in committee and in the lobbies over tin political composition of the commis HITCH COMPANY BUYS MORE LAND May Brothers of Stevensville Sells 40,000 Acres to the Irrigation Company. Stevensville, Jan. 31.—A big land deal was made here this week between May brothers and the Bitter Root District Irrigation company, in which 40,000 acres of the May land on Three Mile was transferred to the ditch com pany. The transfer is in the form of an option agreement, which gives the ditch company until October 1, 1908. The price of all tne unimproved land was settled upon at $5 per acre, but the improved land will be governed by the improvements on it. The transfer of the land gives the ditch company all the land it requires for the limited supply of water. Part of the machinery of the company rrived this week from St. Paul and workmen are now engaged in putting every thing in readiness for work on the canal as soon as the weather will per mit. Filed for Record. Deed—Norman B. Holter to A. C. M. Co., 160 acres near Lost Horse; $1. Deed— O. J. Connell to A. C. M. Co., 160 acres near Lost Horse; $1. Deed—James R. Thompson to A. C. M. Co., 160 acres near Lost Horse; $1. Deed—Montana Lumber and Man ufacturing Co., to Como Irrigaticn Co., 960 acres on Lost Horse; $1. Deed—Henry Buck and wife to Agnes Franklin, lot 3 block 1, Pleas antvale addition to Stevensville; $1. Deed—Agnes Franklin and husband to Win. T. Graybeal, lot 3, block 1 Pleasantvale addition to Stevensville; si. Deed— H. E. McEnterfer to George May and Albert May, 160 acres near Stevensville; $50. Deed—Henry Buck and wife to John M. Keith, north half ot 13, block 16, Stevensville; $1. Take Notice From now on and until further notice we will cut the price on beef as follows: Front quarter beef...........3 to 3j4c Hind quarter beef..............5 to 6c 40 to 50 lbs of beef..............4 to 6c Legs of beef........................5c CENTRAL MEAT MARKET. sion, which finally resulted in the determination to name a solid republi can commission. The Tenth assembly ha.-, broken the record with respect to the number of bills introduced, the 200 mark having been passed in the house, and notices of at least a dozen more are given. The senate has also witnessed the in troduction of an unusually large num ber of proposed laws. The house laid on the table a resolu tion calling on Governor Toole to ex plain why the anti-gambling law was violated with impunity in Helena, and in this connection Representative Mor* ris has given notice of an intention to introduce what is in reality a local op tion gambling law and Representative Griffin has done likewise respectihg a strict anti-gambling law. One of the most important measures to receive favorable consideration at the hands of the senate was McCone's bill repealing the law placing a pro fessional tax on merchants and pro fessional men. It received only one dissenting vote. Representative Bennett of Madison, is urging the passage of a bill appro priating money for a tablet for Capt. James Williams, leader of the first vigilante society, also took occasion to pay a glowing tribute to his sterling worth, linking his name with that of Col. Wilbur F. Sanders, as being the true savior of Montana Territory from ruin, disorder and disaster through their daring and bravery. The senate passed a bill providing for the repeal of the primary election law, and the house killed a bill which proposed to make elective rather than appointive the office of state mine in spector. A number of bills of minor import ance passed both branches, chief of these being deficiency appropriation bills. IDAHO MAN BUYS BITTER ROOT STOCK F. A. Stevens of Wallace, Idaho, Has Just Closed Deal fur Large Num ber of Cattle and Hogs. The demand for the live stock grown in the Bitter Root valley is outgrow ing the present supply. Those who have been fortunate enough to buy the product of Uns favored community in the past are still on the lookout for another whack at our good things, and the following, taken from the Missoula Herald, will be read with much inter est by the people of this valley: F. A. Stevens, the Wallace butcher, is spending a day in the city while en route home from a purchasing trip through the Bitter Root valley. He secure-d a car load of fine hogs from ihe McLeod ranch, near Victor, for which he paid a fancy price as the animals were in splendid condition p.-'d ready for the block without any 1.1 ther feeding. Mr. Stevens buys largely of the Bitter Root stock as he is always as sured the best animals obtainable. He has just made a purchase of 200 head of fine beef cattle from the Bitter Root stock farm at Hamilton, which he will begin to ship to Wallace next week. During the month just closing he has purchased something like 131 head of cattle from May Bros., of Stevensville. Mr, Stevens says that he ne w has enough stock to run his market at Wallace and Wardner until about April 1. MRS. HENRY DANIELS DIES Of Pneumonia At Her Home on the West Side Last Week. Mrs. Henry Daniels of Woodside died on Monday of last week of pneu monia. Her death was very sudden as she had been sick only two or three days. She was suffering with a cold which was not thought to be danger ous, but pneumonia set in and passed away soon after. Mrs. Daniels was about 40 years old and was a native of Germany and came to this country in. 1882. She leaves besides her husband, a daughter Mrs. John Kalberor, and a brother Chris Wolf, all of Woodside. The funeral was held last Wednesday from the Sears school house, and the services were conducted by Rev. B. C. Black of Hamilton.