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THE \WESTERN NEWS.
\ ■ ----- ' ' = . ......... -- ----- - - = --- ■■ ■ VOLUME XVII HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1907. NUMBER 18 $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 you want real bargains get in on our 20 per cent discount sale. AppoTodiO, Watters S CO. Montana. Ravalli Flour 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 HcMEiB, 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. L. Bank O. C. Cooper Transacts a General Eanking Business Look for the Red Label CHAMPION BEST BIT CIGAR MADE Patronize Home Industry RAVALLI BEST 10 CENT CIGAR MADE BANKABLE BEST 5 CENT CIGAR MADE Made by the Hamilton Cigar Factory I CITY MEAT MARKET \ OPPOSITE RAVALLI COUNTY BANK. Is prepared to f urnish the retail and wholesale trade with the choicest :: :: :: :: :: !! •WERNER U 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 ROLLER SKATING RINK It ç Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Etc., Etc. >) ---A (i Fls „ h a "lt ame WAKEHAM & THORNING, Proprietors. J V in season. r < f * MONTANA \ CONTRACT LET FOR 420,000 APPLE TREES Bitter Root District Irrigation Company Will Commence to Dig Next Saturday Afternoon, The reputation of the Bitter Root valley has long since been established as a fruit growing region second to none in the whole northwest, which has become by far the best fruit growing region in the world. Crop returns, quantity and quality, are to day tqual to anything that can be shown in such valleys as Yakima, Wenatchee and Hood River. And yet orcharding has only made a begin ning. This fact is particularly well emphisized by the recent contract for apple trees made bv the Bitter Root District Irrigation company. An order for 420,000 trees of four standard varities have been placed with W. E. McMurray. They are to be delivered in the spring of 1908 and 1909, and will be planted on the east bench lands It was the original plan of the com pany to set out a larger number, but they were unable to get them at present, as they will plant only home grown trees. They are considering, however, placing an order for 200,000 additional trees with the Missoula Nursery company to be delivered in the spring of 1909, making a total of 620,000 trees. These trees will be set out in two or three different tracts which the com pany has selected for that purpose, and they will be properly looked after by a competent orch.trdist. The com pany is not experimenting with these trees, but are setting them out after a careful examination of the possibilities of raising fruit on the bench lands east of the river. When the company's plans are completed, it will have one of the largest apple orchards in the west, if not in the world. The company is now getting ready to commence active construction work on the big irrigation ditch. The steam shovels that have arrived are being taken to the survey-line, and men are here from the east to superin tend the starting of them. By Satur day afternoon of this week the dirt will commence to fly. This is one of the largest individual projects ever started and the largest project that has to do with tried and proved fruit land, and it will mean much to the people ot this section. The company will employ about 225 men during the next 13 months, and the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. Teams are now hauling supplies to Lake C 01110 and Sleeping Child creek and men are being employed to do the work of building camps. When completed the ditch will fur nish water for about 35,000 acres of land in the Bitter Root valley. The main water supply will be Lake Como, about 17 miles south of Hamilton. A 75-foot dam will be constructed to iin pound the flood waters. This inde pendent supply is one of the best pos sible and is absolutely proof against shortage of water. At in his ly to of for on he 18, at ENTERTAIN THE M. B. A. >) J < * of Mrs. J. W. Leathermin and daugh ter Miss Ruby, very pleasantly enter tained the members and friends of the M. B. A. lodge at a valentine party last Thursday evening in honor of Mrs. Houston of Anaconda and Mrs. Thos, Beavers, who will soon leave for her future home in Washington. The evening was pleasantly spent in dancing. Messrs. Fletcher, Irvin and Barton furnishing the music. The house was prettily decorated in hearts and the M. B. A. colors. At a late hour a dainty lunch was served and all departed for their homes proclaiming Mrs. Leathermin and daughter charm, ing hostesses. Those who enjoyed the evening were: Messrs, and Mesdames J. W. Stout, Wm. Hicks, E. Cumley, John Lake, F. E. Hyde, Richard Taylor, Wm. Irvin, Lew Williams, Harry Barton; the Misses Myrtle Howley, Cecil Jones, Elsie Smith, Ella Howley, Fanny Porcher, May Bucey, Edna Smith and Gertrude Cumley. Messrs. E. E. Smith, Thos. Skelton. Mr. Fletcher, Wesley Swayze, Elmer Sargent, Joe Rouleau, Sylvester Irvin, John Kleineodor, Alfred Rouleau, James Irvin, Henry Barley and Arthur Beaty; Mesdames. Higman, Beavers, Houston, Labieux, Sargent, Price, Brown and Harmon. JESSE D. DONSON PASSES AWAY At His Home in Hamilton on Friday Last and Buried on Sunday Afternoon. Jesse D. Donson, one of the old timers of Hamilton died at his home in the Riverview addition on Friday night at about 11 o'clock of pneumonia. Mr. Donson had been suffering with this dreaded fever for about two weeks and his taking away was expected for several days prior to his death. He was one of the respected citizens of this place and all who knew him were his friends and his death will be keen ly felt by the residents of Hamilton and vicinity. Mr. Donson first came to the Bitter Root valley in the spring of 1891 and has been in business here for several years. Jesse D. Donson was born 39 years ago at Newark, New Jersey, and later moved with his parents to Marmel, Ohio. At the age of twenty years he married Miss Eva Wekly of that place, and they would have celebrated the nineteenth anniversary of that event on the nineteenth of this month had he lived. Two children, Charley aged 18, and Hazel aged 16, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Donson. The funeral was held from the family residence on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Cockcroft of the Episcopal church conducted the services and interment was made in the Riverview cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large number of the residents of this place, to show their last respects to a good and useful citizen. The pall bearers were Frank Simpkins, J. M. Higging, Harry South, Charles Sales, F. K. Parmenter and Frank E. Davies. The family of the deceased have the sincere sympathy of the peopie ot Hamilton in their hour of grief. Special with the bill house ments the the come the ocrats from act a STOPH ER" WOLFFS On Monday of last week occured the marriage of Miss Annie Wolffs of this place and Mr. Hugh E- Stopher of Butte. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. C. W T . Martz of the Christian church at his apartments in Ladds flats. The young couple were accompanied by the parents of the bride Mr. and Mrs. Christian Wolffs. The bride is well known in the Bitter Root, having lived here for a long time, her parents living on a ranch near Woodside and are counted among the successful tillers of the soil in this part of the valley. The groom is a worthy young man and has lived in Butte for some time, where the happy pair will take up their residence. They have the cordial congratulations and best wishes of their many friends. One of the interesting features con nected with the marriage was the granting of marriage license No. 1,000. The first license issued in this county was on August 28, 1893, the county seat at that time being at Stevensville. DEBATERS GOING TO BUTTE The debating team of the Hamilton High School, composed of the Misses Monica Shannon, Grace Laws and Anabel Robertson, will leave tomor row for Butte, and will meet in joint debate the team from the Butte High School. The question to be debated is, "Resolved that the United States government should own and operate its own railroads." The Hamilton team have the affirmative. The fol lowing have been chosen as the judges of the contest: Hon. W. A. Harmon, state superintendent of public instruc tion; Dr. Swain, president of the state normal school at Dillon; Hon. C. S. Hartman of Bozeman. Prof. Owens and wife . accompany the debaters to Butte, and also about ten or fifteen others, whose names could not be learned at this time. week in Shaw, of duce of to done of to and day the far the can, pool tion. lands in on made tee more all given in bill bills body. will of a or sity ilton day nor. Take Notice From now on and until further notice we will cut the price on beef as follows: Front quarter beef...........3 to 3j^c Hind quarter beef..............5 to 6c 40 to 50 lbs of beef..............4 to 6c Legs of beef........................Sc CENTRAL MEAT MARKET. the and that by Teachers' Examination. The quarterly teachers' examination will be held at the court house in Hamilton on Saturday, February 23rd, and Monday, February 25th, Friday i being a legal holiday. I JENNIE ADAMS, | 17-2t County Superintendent, or RAILROAD BILL IS A LAW Passes Senate With Only One Dissenting Vote--Bills of Interest to Ravalli County —News Notes of the Past Week. Special to 1 he Western News. said Helena, P eb. 19. The railroad com- and mission bill passed the senate today with only one dissenting vote, all of the democrats getting in line for the bill when the final vote came. The house concurred in the senate amend ments and the bill will be laid before : the the govermor in the morning for his ed, approval or veto. It is rumored that ! the governor will allow the bill to be- j come a law without action, in view of j and the unanimous vote of the senate dem ocrats for the bill. He has five days ; part from the time he receives the bill to in act upon it, otherwise a law. it will become Helena, Feb. 17.—The event of the week having to do with the railroad commission bill was the notice given in the house yesterday afternoon by Shaw, Tudor and Weed, the authors of the bill, of their intention to intro duce a bill next week giving the people of the state the right under the referendum clause of the constitution to vote upon the measure. If this is done it will be the first time the voters of Montana will have been called upon to avail themselves of the initiative and referendum. The discussion in the house Thurs day in committee of the whole, over the Marshall anti-pool selling bill brought out the liveliest debate thus far witnessed in the legislature. The author of the bill aided by Scallon, MacAuley and others, sought to have the measure reported for passage in its original shape. Miller of Park, Dun can, Weed and others objected, con tending that tile proposition to license pool selling at race tracks and not elsewhere was in a sense class legisla tion. The policy of the department of the interior in dealing with the public lands received attention in tile house, in the presentation ot a joint memorial on the subject, in which a protest is made against the holding up ot patents Now that the joint steering commit tee has been appointed, it is expected more progress will be made in the dis position of pending measures. Tin steering committee will take charge of all bills and decide which shall b< given preference. Three hundred and forty-seven bills have been introduced in the house. The senate is within one bill of the century mark, ninety-nine bills having been introduced iu that body. It is not expected more than twenty-five or thirty more measures will be introduced during the balance of the session in the upper house. During the week the house estab lished new records in the matter of putting in longer hours. The law makers of that body on the whole con tinued pretty busy from Monday morning until Friday afternoon. (Juite a number who did not go to Missoula or their homes were about the house attending to public business. Many members went to Missoula Friday afternoon to attend the Founders' day exercises at the univer sity Saturday. President J. M. Ham ilton of the agricultural college, formerly one of the professors at the university, delivered the principal address. It was 10 years ago yester day since the university was formally opened by J. E. Rickards, then gover nor. As the anniversary falls on Sunday the day was observed Saturday. the of the for Dr. the is the all H. of in in the Of Local Interest. One of the bills that have passed the legislature is Senate bill No. 96. intro duced by Romney, and was passed for the relief of unincorporated townsites, and particularly applies to Riverview addition, where a pecular condition exists at this time as to parking and boulevarding some of the streets of that addition. The act authorizes the board of county commissioners to vacate parks, boulevards, and other public grounds in plats of unincorpor ated townsites upon petition of inter ested freeholders. The bill as signed by Governor Toole follows: Section 1.—Whenever a petition signed by freeholders owning at least two-thirds of the property fronting on any street of any unincorporated townsite in this state, shall be pre sented to the board of county com a of as i missioners of the county m which I such townsite is situated, praying said | board to vacate any park, boulevard or other public place bordering on the Past Week. said street and the adjoining property and not used for road or highway purposes, which park, boulevard or public place has been dedicated to public use. such boardshall hear said petition and if, in its judgment, it appears to be for the best interests of the public that such petition be grant ed, it shall by order of the board, duly entered upon its minutes, declare such park, boulevard or public place vacated and thereupon, the land included therein shall attach to and become ; part of the adjoining lots of said townsite and the title thereto pass with conveyance of said lots. Section 2.—All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. Section 3.—This act will be in force from and after its passage and ap proval by the governor. introduced by House bill No. 102, the committee on sanitary affairs, is of especial interest to the people of the Bitter Root valley, as it provides for the payment of the expenses of Dr. H. J. Ricketts, while investigating the cause and cure of spotted fever. The bill was passed by the senate last Thursday and has been signed by the governor. Following is the bill: Section 1.—That the sum of two thousand dollars or so much thereof as'may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in tne state treasury, not otherwise appropriated to pay the ex penses to be incurred by Dr. H. J. Ricketts and assistants, w.iile engaged, during tlie year 19u7 in investigating the cause and cure of spotted fever. Provided, that the investigation and all experiments made by the said Dr. H. J. Rickets be reported to the state board of health of the state of Mon tana, and become a permanent record of said board. Section 2 —The said H. J. Ricketts shall monthly make an account of his expenseverified hy affidavit to the state board of examiners, who shall, in the manner provided by law, ex amine, and if found correct, allow the same. Section 3.—The state auditor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor ot .he said H. J. Ricketts, for the amount so allowed by the state board of examiners, and the state treasurer is direc ed to pay same. Section 4.—This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval hy the governor. BUTTERMAKING SCHOOL The dairy department of the state agricultural college has made arrange ments for a one months course in but teruiaking ;it the college at Bozeman from Match 1 to 28. The course has been instituted in view of the fact that the creamery industry in this state is growing so rapidly that it has been difficult to supply the demand for Huttermakers and trained assistants. .otlting but projierty trained butter makers are desired in the state, men whose ability will be worth $75 to $125 a month. The college in the one month's course intends to train young men for assistants. After their term of one month spent at the college, they will be competent to enter a creamery as an assistant. After spending a summer in a creamery as assistant, they should return to college for another month of advanced work. They should then be competent to take charge of a creamery. It is required that all applicants for the course shall have finished the eighth grade of the public schools or its equivalent. The fees are $2 for each student. The students must stay the full period of the course. Applications should be made to W. J. Elliott, Dairy Department, Mon tana Agricultural College, Bozeman, Montana, on Stray Notice. One red cow with some white, both ears 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 heiter dehorned, but no ear marks, branded on left ribs but call not make out brand. Owner please call, pay charges and take cattle away, R. PARKHURST, 15-4t Victor, Mont«