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' 1L, WESTERN NEWS. 'VOLUME XVIII HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1908. NUMBER 3$ BY LIGHTNING Victim of Storm Fierce Electrical That Raged Monday. Struck dead by lightning' was the untimely fate of George Coletnan, a * young man, a stranger here, Monday afternoon. , , . ' Miss Jennie Hosier, a teacher in the Hamilton public schools, who was re turning from the home of Rev. L. L Kneeland oti Willow creek, while driv ing along the bench road about five mile£ northeast of town discovered the body of a man lying prostrate in the ' road. Miss Hosier hastened to Hamil ton and notified the authorities. Un der Sheriff Hefiing, County Attorney Baker and Clerk A. C. Baker immed iately drove to the scene in an auto mobile. A jury, consisting of D. V. Bean, A. C. Baker, C. S. Nichols, R. L. Harper, W. B. McDaniels and Fred Adams wss summoned by Constable : Stockman, with Justice F. J. Morris acting coroner, and taken to the scene i of the accident. The body was lying prostrate where it had fallen, the face ■buried in the sand. All around were unmistakeable evidences of a heavy thunder shower. The man evidently, ' upon being caught in the rain, had j * drawn his coat more closely about \ him, as both lapels were still clutched j «n «ither hand and started to run for j "Shelter when suddenly stricken by the dread bolt. His eyes were still star ing vide open. The face and head had turned a bluish black. A slight 'bruise on the crown of the head; the 1 . singed hair and torn hat and clothing ) show that the bolt struck on the top V of the head and that the electric cur rent passed straight down the back, death being instantaneous. The body was brought to Hamilton SLnd an inquest held, the jury return ing a verdict that death was caused by lightning. The investigation disclosed that the name of the deceased was George Cole tnan, a young man about 30 years of age, who came here recently from SÏ5 v*" SUMMER We give you this week an unprecedented oppor tunity to save your dollars as well as to procure a selection from a lot of really meritorious chandise S mer ft! i; '..... Ï fett" We All Our Trimmed Hats at Half PHce This will be the ey ent of the ieasört. Your choice at the price quoted. Every One of our Trimmed Hats fof Women and Children is Included This is the time for Harvesting Machinery. Bear in mind that we have Deering Mowers, Rakes, Binders, Twine and Machine Extras. HP GOFFER * in GO.. |Ä| Mercantile Department - r*~ . - A 'W j j Spokane, sent by an employment agency to work on the big ditch. He had been employed at Camp S and drew his time, amounting to $39.05, and started to town in the afternoon. He was stricken about 2:30 o'clock. Among the papers found on the body was a letter from the mother of the deceased, who resides at Franklin, 111., in which she told of his sisters, one of whom lives in Tacoma and the other in Californin. The deceased also carried a card, indicating mem bership in the Iron Workers Union. Mr*. Harriet Jordan. Mrs. Harrie Jordan died at her home in West Hamilton Saturday morning after a lingering illness, of heart fail ure, superinduced by a complication of diseases. The funeral was held from the family home Sunday after noon, interment being made in River view cemetery. The service was con ducted by Rev. Paul H. Castle. Mrs. Jordan is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Worden of Missoula and Mrs. Robt. Westfall of Bicknell,Ind. and one sister, Miss Mary Bell. W. A. Wyant was a nephew and Mrs. James Cullop and Mrs. W. E. McGlauflin, nieces of the deceased. Mrs. Jordan was a resident of Mon tana for over 20 years. She was a most estimable Christian lady of sweet and kindly disposition and her loss is mourned by many friends. Real Estate Transfer*. Mark Hall to Bitter Root Valley Ir rigation Co., 160 acres near Corvallis; $1. Bitter Root Reality Co. to Clarence S. Boyd, lot 6, block 1, W. & R. addi tion; $1. A. F. Patterson to Hattie Middleton, lot 8, block 1, Grant's addition to Grantsdale; $1. Mrs. M. E. Cameron to Geo. A. Sal sig, 160 acres on West Fork; $1. Geo. A. Salsig to Geo. S. Wood, 160 acres on West Fork; $1. William C. Orton et al to Johtr-O Lagerquist, lot 6, lot B of lot 5, block 20, Riverview; $375. Ernest F. Richards to Abraham L Johnston, 30 acres west of Hamilton ; $1. ______ Scrip. I have for sale approved scrip in any quantity applicable upon survey ed or unsurveyed government lands. Prices upon application. F. S. BROWNE, R F. D. No. 8, j 32-8t Spokane, Wash. HELD UP Wm. Baker Claims To Have Been Relieved of Goodly Sum By Footpads. W. L. Baker about 2 o'clock yester day morning notified Officer Higgins that he had been held up and robbed of $295. According to Baker's story he was rooming at the Montana house, South Second street and, feeling ill, he left his room about 1 a. m. to go to drug store. He passed two men loitering near the high school build ing just south of the Ravalli hotel. Upon returning from the drugstore he was confronted by the same two men, one of whom shoved a big gun in his face and told him to unload, at the same time remarking to the short er footpad, "now's your chance kid." Baker says they took a roll containing $295 from him and then told him to move on. The last he saw of the foot pads they were walking rapidly along the street south of the Ravalli, Officer Higgins and Sheriff Ward and deputies scoured the town immed iately after the alarm was given but thus far have been unable to run down a single clue that might lead to the apprehension of the holdups. The town, and, in fact, entire valleyis at tracting all kinds and conditions of people of late, the employment agen cies making a common dumping place here on account of the construction of the big ditch and occurrences of this sort, heretofore so uncommon, may transpire at any time. Baker is a recent arrival from South Dakota. He formerly resided here, about ten years ago holding a posi tion as night watchman with the A C. M. Co. lumber department. Notice. Those disposed toward fast driviu g through the streets, either in carriages or automobiles, are hereby warned against danger and advised that it is in violation of a city ordinance. GEORGE MICHKY, 37-4t City Marshal. THE WEEKJ1[CORVALLIS Corvallis, July 13.—Geo. F. Brooks of Missoula, was in Corvallis Monday on business. Fred Laws arrived Friday night for a visit at the Laws home. Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe visited with the Myers family last week. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowden made a trip to Missoula during the week. James Reese returned from a trip to the eastern part of the state last week. Mrs. C. C. Walker returned from a trip to Rochester, Minn. Wednesday night. Mis. John Hay left for Anaconda Thursday morning for a visit with friends. Mrs. Haj'es arrived Saturday night from Missoula to visit her brother, Mr. Charles Price. Mrs. Carrie Hash and her little son, Arthur, arrived Sunday night to visit her mother, Mrs. John Tatro. Miss Etta Bradley arrived in Cor vallis Momlay night to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Etta McCarty. \ The concert given by the Pickerill 1 A Stephens Concert Co. Thursday evening was largely attended and highly appreciated by all. Sale of Corporate Stock. Ore Finder Copper Mining company Hamilton, Montana, July 13, 1908. Notice is hereby given that there is delinquent upon the following des cribed stock in the above named cor poration, on account of an assessment levied on the 27th day of April, 1908, the several amounts set opposite the names of the respective shareholders below, as follows: Mrs. K. A. McCormicek, 15,000 shares, $30. E. A. Chilson, 2,750 shares, $7.50. C. C. Williamson, 500 shares, $1. J. R. Hickey, 112,627 '/z shares, $225.25. And in accordance with law and an order of the board of directors, made on July 9, 1908, so many shares of each parcel of such stock as may be necessary will be sold at the front door of the county court house of Ra valli county, in Hamilton, Montana, on the 6th day of August, 1908, at 2 o'clock p. ui., of such day to pay de linquent assessments thereon, togeth er with the cost of advertising and ex penses of sale. R. C. CARPENTER, 39-2t Secretary, Hamilton, Mont. a \ 1 TWO MEN DROWNED BY CLOWO BURST Torrent Let Loose In Dry Gulch East of Victor Does Great Damage. __ j j A wall of water, fifteen feet high, let loose by a cloudburst, swept down ! Dry or Willoughby gulch east o\ l Victor Monday night, drowning two men, horses and cattle and causing j several thousand dollars damage tu i the farms traversed by the torrent. j A gang of 14 Italians, sent here bv j a Spokane employment agency, had 1 started to their station on the big j dit< it being constructed by the Bitter j Root Valiev Irrigation Co. At night fall the party camped in Dry gulch. About 11.45 p. m. the men were awake ned by the roar of the torrent rushing down the deep, narrow gulch.. All escaped to the hillsides in good season. But three of them ventured back to recover their belongings, Tony Musia, aged 33, the foreman, went after his pants, in which he carried a wallet containing $180; and Pela Gotti went back for his pack. Both were caught by the flood andJ^ drowned. The body, stripped stark | naked by the flood, of Musia was] recovered, but that of Gotti has not been found as yet—it mav have been | swept into the river or covered by the ] debris which is six feet deep in places, j A third Italian was carried a quarter of a mile down the gulch but caught | and hung on to a sage bush until | rescued by his companions. The j wagon, tent and entire camp outfit j disappeared, only a pillow that caught i ou a wire fence and one spoke of a ! wagon wheel having been recovered thus far. County Attorney Baker, Under Sheriff Hefiing and A. C. Baker drove to the scene of the trouble yesterday. Justice of the peace T. J. Patty em paneled a coroner's jury and held an inquest over the remains of Musia and which returned a verdict giving acci dental drowning as the cause of death. Musia's body was brought to Hamil ton last night and together with that of George Coleman who was killed by lightning M >nday atternoon will be buried bv the county today. The floods that came down Dry and several other gutches that head in the hills east of Victor did considerable damage to the farms in the vicinity of Victor and Stevensville, destroying crops, covering the land with driffc wood and other debris and drowning; s oot*. Official Call for Commissioners Meetragf. An extra session of the board of county commissioners of Ravalli |county, Montana, is hereby called to be held at the court house in Hatnil 4on, Montana, on Monday, July 20„ 11908. at l > • "c ook am. for the purpose °f tqualixmg the tax roll for the year and to do any and all other h«s mess that may legally come before said board, Attest: JOSEPH APPOLONIO, GEO. A. REESE, Clerk. Chairman. 39 Bids for Reservoir. The directors of the Mill Creek Res ervoir company will receive bids for the construction of .. dam on Mill creek west of Woodside. Plans and specifications can he seen at the office of K. Lee McCulloch. All bids must be in bv July 31, 1908. The directors, reserve the right to reject any or all bids. For further particulars call on. ■or address, O. L. Kenney, Hamilton,, 36-4t t j; je j) N Dilution of P.rtnerBdp. Notice is hereby given that the part uership heretofore existing between N. C. Blindauer and Pat Dineen, un— dor the firm name and style of Blin Ga.uer & Dineen has this day been dis olved by mutual consent, Pat Dineen retiring from the business, Hamilton, Mont., June 30, 1908. 37 4t N. C. BLINDAUER, PAT DINEEN. Dr. E. P. Dungan, resident dentist, ' Office over Ravalli Countv Bank. If Card of Thank*. We wish to express our heartfelt: thanks to the kind neighbors and friends for the help and sympathy during the illness and death of our darling baby Aline. Also for the beautiful flowers at the funeral. Mus. Ida M. Pouter and Family.