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THE WESTERN NEWS.
VOLUME XVJI HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 11)07. NUMBER 17 $1.20 Each for Y our DOLLARS. You 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 our 20 per cent discount sale. Appolonio, Watters $ Co. Sana. Ravalli Flour The highest achievement of modern milling methods. The whitest flour made bynatural means. Every grain of wheat thoroughly washed; gradual reduction oil 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 Humble, President T. A Chaffin, Vice President O. C. Cooper, Cashier DIRECTORS T. A. Chaffin A. Christian R. A. O'Hara A. L. Bank O. C. Cooper Transacts a General Eanking Business J. L. Humble J. H. Watts Look for the Red Label Patronize Home Industry CHAMPION BEST BIT CIGAR MADE RAVALLI BEST 10 CENT CIGAR MADE BANKABLE BEST 5 CENT CIGAR MADE Made by the Hamilton Cigar Factory § Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Etc., Etc. Fish and Game in season. ROLLER SKATING RINK -WERNER 8 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. MONTANA l CITY MEAT MARKETf V OPPOSITE BiVALJLI COUNTY BANK. Û y < Is prepared to fjruish the retail and wholesale trade b M with the choicest :: ;; •• •• •• .. k' ) » g WAKEHAM & THORNING, Proprietors. & é THINGS LOOK BRIGHT IN BITTER ROOT Valley Will Witness Unpar* alleled Prosperity. Big Canal Means Much. Residents of the Bitter Root valley who have visited in Missoula during the oast three days express the opinion that the coming soring and summer will be the most prosperous in the his tory of that famous orchard, farming and lumbering region, says Monday's Missoulian. The prosperity that will come as a natural result of the con struction of the Milwaukee road, and the line change of the Northern Paci fic in Western Montana, will naturally have its effect on that region. The contractors will buy all the sup plies they can get in Western Montana and there will be a ready sale for Bitter Root products. Railroad men say that the idea that increased acre age should be planted this year in order to meet the demand of several thousand workmen who will be brought here, cau not be too strongly impressed on the farmers. The Bitter Root valley is one of the most re sourceful districts in the west. It is noted for its bountiful crops and the high grade of its products. This year there will be greater demand for them than ever before. The construction of the big canal of the Bitter Root District Irrigation company, definite announcement of which was made some time ago, will be one of the contributing- factors in the development of the valley this year. Construction work on a small scale has already commenced. The canal will have a capacity of 350 second feet, sufficient to irrigate about 35,000 acres. All of the land will be irrigated by this means is that which up to this time has produced little be cause it has been impossible to get water onto it. It is rich laud, how ever, and when it is reclaimed the re sult will be a large increase in the products of the valley. The source of water supply will be Lake Como. Careful attention has been given to the natural possibilities of the water power afforded, and com plete reports and estimates have been made by Chief Engineer Lord. Be cause of a 436 foot fall between the lake and the Bitter Root river a small amount of water will develop a great power at a small cost. This power transmitted, electrically, to Anaconda, Butte or the Coeur d'Alenes would be easily salable at a profitable figure. The state lands in the region of Three Mile creek are being carefully surveyed by the company engineers with a view of selecting some of the best pieces. If a sufficient number of acres of first class land, lying conven iently in one compact body can be secured, a purchase may be made, in spite of the high price of $10 per acre required by the constitutional enact ment of the state. The company has estimated that the possibilities of de veloping to advantage a large number of acres in one body, lying conven iently and consisting of first class soil, will offset largely the high price. The lateral ditch from Burnt Fork would be made large enough to irri gate this land, and enough water would be kept from the lands above to supply this need. The company believes that its go ing into the valley, even with its smaller project, is the most important single event in the history of the Bit ter Root, insofar as the prosperity and development of the valley is con cerned. The spending during the next year of hundreds ot thousands of dollars in construction alone means much to the immediate prosperity of every one of that region, a B to up a W tne South, awing pro .nd .lack Will Observe Francis E. Willard Memorial Day. The W. C. T. U. will observe Francis E. Willard memorial day, February 17. The service will be held in Methodist Episcopal Church at 3:00 p. ui., and the foji 0 gram will be rendered; T Ch ° rUS :...................Coronation Invocation.........Rev. w M . W Scripture Read.ng.....Rev. KneeD Pra > er ...............Rev. B. C.P Quartette Twenty minute address....... Rev. Thea. ' * • * 0010 .............. Misa Kit Barker Recitation, Francis Will» Drayton ............... y rd..... I Music...,........... -<mtj aa Dunham I Chorus.........Rear ......Orchestra I Benediction...... p ue T' ae Perishing •ev. P. j) Hartman of no in The West era , T year if paid in ^ ew advance. 0 aly $2.00 per TO DEVELOP CLAIMS NEAR VICTOR ing Company. Arrangements have just been com pleted for the incorporation of the Hamilton Mining company. The com pany has been capitalized for $1,500, 000, and is incorporated under the laws of Idaho. The directors of the com pany are Dr. J. E. St. Jean of Wallace, Idaho, president; J. W. Carter of Wal lace, Idaho, vice president; J. B. Wil cox of Wallace, Idaho, secretary and treasurer; and R. Eee McCulloch and O. E. Smith of Hamilton. Tne company has been organized for the purpose of developing a group of claims near Victor. The property of the company consists of six full claims, situated seven and one-half miles north from Victor, in the neighborhood of the old Curlew mine. Development work, which has been done on the property, consists of va rious shafts and open cuts which have opened up tne vein. The main work ings consist in a shaft of a depth of 70 feet, from the bottom of which a 58 foot crosscut tunnel has been run. This crosscut, it is said, has shown a fine vein of high grade ore, which averages from 6 to 7 per cent copper, 18 ounces in silver and values in gold amounting to $4 80. The lower tunnel which has been drifting on the vein for a distance of 65 feet, is now in high grade ore about 35 teet below the cross cut tunnel. It is the intention of the company to sink a shaft to a depth of 300 feet, following the dip of the vein. RS. BEAVERS SURPRISED On last Tuesday evening a large number of the members of the Modern B rotherhood of America gathered at the home of Mrs. Thos. Beavers, the president of that order, loaded down with lunch baskets and other things to pass away a few pleasant hours, hours. The event was a complete sur prise on Mrs. Beavers, and was gotten up in honor of that lady's departure for Washington. She was presented with a silver cake basket as a token of the esteem by which she is held by the members of that order. Cards and dancing were indulged in until a late hour and then refreshments were served, and all report having had a most enjoyable time. The following is list of those present: Mr. and Mrs. W illiam Hicks, Mr, and Mrs. W. P. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Houchcns, Mr. and Mrs. J. W'. Stout, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Leatherman, Mr. and Mrs. John Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Wil liams, Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. George Witcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cotrell, Mrs. Bullock, Mrs. Higman, Mrs. Houston of Ana conda, Miss Fannie Poarcher, Miss Ruby Leatherman, Miss May Bucy; Messrs. Sylvester Irvin, William Irvin, Benjamin George, E. E. Smith, William Sheridan, Thomas Skelton and Wesley Swayze. FARMERS' INSTITUTE MEETINGS Farmers' institute meetings are being arranged to be held in Ravalli county next month. Meetings will he held in Darby ori Friday, March 8, Grantsdale, Saturday, March 9; and Stevensville, Monday, March 11, The speakers are sent out by the state board of farmers' institutes. Those who will be present are Prof. E. T. Tannett of the Bozeman agricultural college, I. E. O'Donnell of Billings, and Governor R. B. Smith of Bi Fork. When opportunity offers of the lectures will be illus the steropticon views, ers are persons of many lines of a no farmer or in the ? sta d some .rated by hese speak experience along /(Cultural work,*and Ottfeiüess »«an interested -gf'chitViral development of the Cab p.rford to be absent. The evening 'meetings will be semi-popular in chav^cter, and will be of interest and yalue to every person in the corn unity. The meetings held here in the past have been very successful and are growing more so every year. Stray Notice. One red cow with some white, both earB cropped, left one split, not de horned, no brand to be seen. One white roan heifer two years old, de horned, no ear marks, branded on left ribs but cannot make the brand out. One red heifer dehorned, but no ear marks, branded on left ribs but can not make out brand. Owner please call, pay charges and take cattle away. R. PARKHURST, 15.4t Victor, Mont. RAILROAD COMMISSION BILL PASSES HOUSE And ° 0eS t0 the Senate-Many Biils Receive Favorable Report that Interest Ravalli People-Work of the Week. Helena, Feb. 12 .—After a livelygde- ; bate the house has passed the railroad commission bill by a vote of 42 to 12, a ; number of the members being absent, j On its final passage two democrats, ; Whiteside and Swindlehurst, voted j with the majority, both explaining j that they recognized the need for some such legislation and believed the bill the best that could be secured from this session. The minority offered several amend ments to the bill before the roll was called, but these were all voted down. In explaining their votes, Duncan and O'Connor said they could not con sistently support the measure because they believed the governor should be given the right to name the commis sioners. As soon as the bill was passed it was hurried over to the senate, where it was iniroduced and referred to the committee on railways. The latter met in the Helena hotel to consider the measure. An early report from the bill is expected. During the Week. Aside from the consideration of the railroad and warehouse commission bill, the week has been, on the whole, a rather uneventful one in both of the branches. Several bills have met their defeat, the most important being the proposed Daly county, and the measure increasing the salaries of the elective state officials. The house witnessed two warm debates "ver the bill requir ing the placing of paddle wheels in ditches for the prelection of fish. Af ter being amended in several respects, the bill was recommended f _«r passage by the house committee of the whole. The senate through the adoption of an adverse report, killed Senator Mc Carthy's bill to prevent hasty divorces and also sent to its death house bill 107, relative to the filing of amended articles of incorporation. Both the senate and the house took official notice of the death of former Governor Preston H. Leslie through the adoption of resolutions of regret anil the appointment of committees to arrange for a state funeral. The members of the family, feeling that it would be against the wishes of Gover nor Leslie, declined the proffer of a state funeral, but made concessions of such a nature that it will be semi-of ficial 111 character. Among the more notable bills intro duced during the week was one by Senator Everett providing for a maxi mum rate to be charged by railroads for the transportatson of coal. The state printing contract also came up in the senate in the form of a résolu tion looking to an investigation as to why a contract had not been signed. In the lower branch, house bill 16, relative to the publication of the state treasurer's report, after being amend ed so that it must be published in at least two daily newspapers published at the seat of government, was passed. The usual grist of bills was intro duced in both branches, and the 306 mark has nearly been reached in the lower branch. In the senate, the 100 limit is b-'hötf pressed. Legislative Notes of Local Interest. The prospect is bright that relief will be afforded for the congested Con dition of affairs in the Füürth judicial district. Although the bills by Rom ney in the senate and Beckwith in the house, providing for the creation of a new judicial district and Marshall s bill providing for an additional judge have been lost in the shuffle, all having been indefinitely postponed. A bill introduced by Senator Martien, pro viding for dispensing with one judge in the Helena district has passed the upper house. The plan is to amend this bill so as to provide for an ad ditional judge in the Missoula district who shall maintian chambers in Ham ilton and who shall be appointed by the governor. If the judge maintains chambers in Hamilton he must, per force, reside there and thus the original purpose will be achieved in a little different way. This plan appears to be satisfactory to all concerned and will doubtless have the solid support of all western Montana members A bill introduced by the sanitary committee has passed both houses ap propriating $20,WO to defray theex < . penses of Dr. Ricketts while conduct ing an investigation as to the origin of spotted fever. The horticultural deficiency bill pas sed by the house was amended in the senate so as to include an item for $11.40, due J. O. Read of the state board. Senate bill No. 40, by Romney, pro viding for an increase of ihe general school levy and raising the limit of special levies for school purpose that may be levied, it desired by the people of any district, from five to ten mills, last I' riday passed the senate commit tee of the whole by a vote of 14 to 7. 1 he bill as amended by the judiciary committee provided that the general levy should be raised from two to three mills, but was amended in committee of the whole by increasing the levy to four mills. The bill passed the senate Monday. Whiteside's bill providing for the establishment of a sub-experiment station in connection with the state agricultural experiment station at Bozeman will probably be passed. If so it will undoubtedly be located in the Bitter Root valley. Mr. F. D. N chols of the Bitter Root District Ir rigation company, who arrived in Helena yesterday has offered to donate onehalf of the land needed for a site provided the citizens of Ravalli county will donate the other half. About fifteen acres wi;l be required fora site. MUCH MONEY FOR THE MONTANA SCHOOLS Superintendent of Public In struction Harmon Makes Apportionment. Nearly a quarter of a million dollars is to be apportioned among the twenty 's of Montana for the pur lg the schools t he ensuing ipportionment was made by Superintendent of Public Instruc tion Harmon 011 the basis of $3 for each child of school age under the census of September, 1906 Silver Bow gets the largest amount, Cascade the next largest anil Lewis and Clark the third largest. The apportionment shows there are 72,498 children of school age in Montana. The money seven con pose of ru 1 year. Tin was distributed a> follows: No. Per Counties— Children Capita Beaverhead ..... ...... 1.545 $ 4,695 Broadwater .... ...... 752 2 316 'arbon.......... ...... 3,170 9,810 Cascade ......... .....6,7(»1 20,283 Chouteau....... ...... 2,559 8.677 Custer .......... ..... 1,753 5.559 Dawson ......... ...... 1,313 3,939 ' zar Lodge...... ......3,163 9,489 i'ergus......... ...... 3,023 9,069 Flathead........ ...... 4,547 13.641 Gallatin........ .....3,845 11,262 Granite......... ...... 950 2,850 Jefferson........ ...... 1,223 3,669 Lewis and Clark. 15.555 Madison......... ......2.105 6.315 Meagher....... ...... 579 1.737 Missoula....... .....3,597 10,791 Park........... ...... 2,753 8,259 Powell.......... ....... 1,196 3,588 Ravalli........ .......2,630 7,890 Rosebud......... ....... 584 2,052 Sanders ......... ....... 640 2,052 Silver Bow...... .......12,375 37,125 Sweet Grass..... ....... 1,003 3,009' Teton...... .... ....... 1,079 3,237 Valley.......... ....... 1,366 4,098 Yellowstone .... ....... 2,552 7,659 Total......... .......72,598 $217,594 Wlfe Wanted. Widow woman that needs a good husband to care for her farm, would do well to read this notice. Young man, well educated, with good habits and kind disposition is willing to correspond with the right woman. Address, S. A. S„ care The Western News. 17-2t 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 oharges. L. McKinney, Darby, Mont..