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•* \ \ In locking ever the Bitter Root Valley j Dont fail to see the C arlos Bench Tract High Grade Orchard Land Get off at Charlos Siding on the Northern Pacific Rail way, 8 miles from Hamilton. The bench starts at the siding and extends in a southwesterly direction. Items That Count in the Orchard Business Location of Land Unfailing Water Supply Suitable Soil Proximity to Railroads The Charlos Bench Combines all These Write or Call on H. E. JONES South Third Street, Hamilton, Montana. Open aBank Account Citizens State Bank Hamilton, Montana Will Give Your Business Careful Attention No Account Too Large or Small for Our Consideration INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS Drafts and Money Orders Sold on All Parts of theWorld J. L. HUMBLE, President R. A. O'HARA, Vice President O. C. COOPER, Cashier. PROFESSIONAL CARDS GEO. M'GRATH, M. D., C. M. Graduate of Queen College. Medalist in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics Office Over Ravalli County Bank Hamilton ..... Montana HERBERT BRETHOUR M. 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Montant Advertise In The Western Ne' pay«. ] | i MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPE DEATH ITALIANS ENCAMPED IN 'GULCH DISTURBED BY CLOUD- ' BURST. Special Correspondence. STEVEN SVILLE, July ]5._ With the more detailed information which is coming in from the scene of the drowning of the two Italians who were working on the construction of the big ditch for the Bitter Root Valley Irri gation company, it is learned that one of their countrymen almost miracu lously escaped death. The waters from the cloudburst rushed down the usu ally dry gulch about 2 o'clock in the morning and surprised the camp, in which about 27 men were sleeping. Ail were Italians with the exception of about four Americans. After day light two bodies were recovered and one of the Italians is still missing and it is supposed he is buried under the gravel or debris. One of the bodies still had life and the man regained consciousness about noon. He was badly bruised and had been battered to such an extent that he lost ccn sciousness. The other body was life less and was horribly bruised and mangled. Had Time to Escape. Men in the camp state that the dead man whose body was recovered had plenty of time to escape after the roar of the approaching waters gave warn ing, but that he returned to the bottom of the gulch for his trousers, which contained over $100. An inquest was held over the body, County Attorney Baker. Clerk of Court A. C. Bake- and Sheriff Ward being present. The body was then sent to Hamilton for burial. The injured man was sent to Victor the nearest town. The scene of the tragedy was in a gulch which enters the valley at the A. P. Williamson ranch. The road was entirely obliterated by the flood wat ers and great trees and logs, some of them two feet in diameter, were washed out into the valley. The hay crop on about five acres of the Wil liamson ranch was ruined. In Spooner gulch, about a mile south of the scene of the tragedy, another grading camp was established. In which were a number of Americans. No deaths resulted here, although one or two men had narrow escapes while trying to liberate their horses, of which several head were drowned Loss on Spooner Creek. Probably the largest property loss to any individual was suffered by James Phelps, who lives on Spooner creek, which is a tributary of Burnt Fork. He lives on the Burnt Fork, hut has a dairy ranch on Spooner creek, a short distance away. A wall of water about 20 feet deep came down ♦ his gulch and washed away a two story log house. His loss of livestock wastalso very heavy, and it, is said 40 head of hogs, nine cows and five calves were drowned. In view' of the large amount of water which came down Burnt Fork creek without warn ing to those living near the mouth of the canyon, it is remarkable that some lives W'ere not lost or that the prop erty loss was not greater. The prin cipal damage done in that section was to ditches, nearly every one of them having suffered to a greater or less ex tent. The Supply ditch, which carries water from the river to irrigate a great acreage, has been broken in a number of places. PLAN ON HOLDING THE COTTON CROP. [By United Press.] JACKSON, Miss., July 8.—Nearly every county in Mississippi is repre sented by local officials of the Farm ors' union at a meeting here today, called for the purpose of discussing the policy of the organization in re gard to the cotton crop and the per centage to be held in the event of low prices. The warehousing of. cotton will also be brought, up for discussion, and in this connection the campaign for the erection of farmers' warehouses is making splendid progress. During the past 30 days new warehouse compa nies have been launched, and a large number are in immediate prospect, to he erected in time for the storing of the season's crop. President Hightower feels confident that, with a"gcöd 'system of ware houses and the aid and support from banking institutions that has been pledged, the organization can succeed in holding the bulk of the season's crop and marketing it at periods to be agreed upon by the organization; that ample provisions can be made to finance distressed cotton, and the holding movement will meet with a much larger degree of success than last year. GOMPERS IS AFTER THEM WAR DECLARED ON CONGRESS MEN WHO ARE AGAiNST LABOR. [By United Press.] WASHINGTON, July 8.—"The time is ripe, the hour has come, the work is imminent and must be done now." Such is • the message that Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, is sending to the organized millions of laborers through the American Federationist. It is de signed as the advance signal for war on republican congressmen who re fused to give labor its demands during ; the recent session of congress. Gom pers hints that the fight may be ex tended to the presidential contest, but he is waiting for the outcome of the Denver convention before taking a definite position in regard to that cam paign. He quotes the republican leaders to prove that the republican party was responsible for what legislation was passed and what was refused passage. "The psychological moment has ar rived for a total change of govern mental policy toward workers," he says. Mr. Gompers indulges in personali ties to say that "Cannon, Dalzell, Payne, Littlefield, Sherman, Jenkins and others represent not the Inter ests of the people, but the interests and policies of the Parry-Post-Van Cleave (manufacturers' association) outfit." This attack on Representative Sherman, now candidate for vice pres ident, is taken to mean that, however lukewarm the democratic platform at Denver, Gompers will fight the repub lican ticket, because it recognizes and elevates one of the "enemies of labor." ANNIVERSARY OF BIG BATTLE. [By United Press.] NEW ORLEANS, July 8.—If the speck which represents Richburg has no other excuse for occupying a place on the map of Mississippi, its existence is justified by the sporting men who annually make pilgrimages to the his toric spot where John L. Su'livan proved his supremacy over Jake Kil rain in the most memorable battle ever fought under London ring rules on American soil. It was just 19 years ago today, on July 8, 1889, that those two gladiators of the ring met, near Richburg, and proceeded, with bare fists, to attempt to knock the eternal daylights out of each other. In the end Sullivan was victorious, but it was not to little or nothing. Voluntary con tributions made it up. The men had their backers, who were forced to put up big side bets as 'an Incentive for the battle. The winner was given a "split" by his backer. The loser usu ally got nothing but a beating. Some tiniefe when Sullivan won a fight he handed his beaten rival $50 or $100 as a plaster for his hurts. When the Sulllvan-Kilrain special pulled out of New Orleans an attempt was made by the authorities to stop it. in fact, the militia of Louisiana ànd Mississippi were out in force, ordered by the governors of the states to stop the fight, no matter where it came off. ; unt.l the seventy-fifth round of one of the most ferocious battles ever wit nessed anywhere that Kilrain bit the i dust, to the great disgust of Charlie ! Mitchell, Richard K. Pox and Pony Moore. The sports of New Orleans ; never tire of discussing this historic | battle, and it is today the principal ; subject of discussion in all plaças where fight fans congregate. Many are the weird tales that the grizzled old-timers tell of their experiences on that great day 19 years ago. In those days it was a hard thing to pull off a championship fistic affair. There was no such thing as licensing a fist fight. There were no permits. Fighters and followers were forced to find some quiet place, where no offi cious sheriff might interfere. They took the chance of arrest every time there was a scrap. Sometimes they were arrested and heavily fined after ward. And there wasn't must money in the fighting game. The gate amounted But somehow or other the train arrived at the selected spot without interfer ence. The ring was pitched and the fierce fight began with little delay. As perfect a specimen of brute man-1 hood as was ever seen was John L. Sullivan when he stepped into the im provised ring that day. That he was able to stand 75 rounds before Kilrain and knock him out in the end was a high tribute to his trainer, that prince of conditioners, Billy Muldoon. It was in tbe forty-fifth round that Sullivan committed an act so foul that the excuse put forward for him does not mitigate the offense. After knock- ( ;: HAVE YOU SEEN THE W. & R. Addition =TO : H AMILTON One, Two, Five or 10 Acres Low Prices Very Easy Terms. Call at our office and let us show you this property and tell you about it. Fine level land. Good water Close in to town. WINSTANLEY & REESER Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Cor. Main and 2nd Sts. Hamilton, Montana. Get Your Order in Early -FOR Fresh Fish, Crabs and Shrimp on Fridays. Everything Carried in an Up-to-date Market City Meat Market S. A. Wheeler, Prop. Lighen Life's Burdens And Live Happy By Sending Your Washing to the Steam Laundry. Work Quickly and Neatly Done. We have an agency at Victor At St. John's Drug Store. Phone 39 Y Bitter Root Steam Laundry fhone 39 y Steam Laundry : ...................; xigam ouiii v cl j tanlike courage ing Kilrain down, he deliberately jumped upon the fallen man. Again Sullivan demonstrated Spar When the .fight was concluded it was discovered by the crowd that he carried a broken finger on each hand. His seconds had known this for 30 rounds, but his op ponent did not. Throughout the long battle these broken fingers gave ex cruciating agony to Sullivan, but he smashed away at Kilrain regardless ; It must be said of Ki]rain tbat he showed gameness and a dislike for the runaway tactics in which he in . i dulged at Mitchell's orders. But he ! was ln the hands of men who were willing to resort to every trick to down ; Sulllvau> ?Jld had promised to obey | them> ln the bellef that they could ; plan better than he. After the fight, despite the fact that Kilrain landed time and again, Sulli van. aside from a split ear, black eyes and a scratched neck, bore no marks of punishment, except in the broken fingers. Kilrain, on the contrary, was a piti ful spectacle. His lips were cut, left ear smashed and his body, especially about the short ribs, was raw from the murderous blows. Kilrain was knocked out in the sev enty-fifth round, going down from a succession of punches that would have killed a man of slighter physique or one not trained to the second for the contest. PEARY IS OFF FOR THE POLE. OYSTER BAY. July 8—"My, my, what a fine ship," remarked President Roosevelt, as he approached the Arc tic steamer Roosevelt, lying at anchor near the president's yacht Sylph, in Oyster Bay harbor yesterday. Com mander Robert E. Peary, U. S. N„ the Arctic explorer, who was at his side, agreed with the president and thanked him for the compliment. The president insisted on go| down the ladder into the enginero and seeing everything there was to -CITY DRAY Kldnoeder & Hobbs All work entrusted to our care will be speedily and satisfactorily done. Prices reasonable. PHONE 5F. HAMILTON, MONTANA. ROBERT L. OWENS, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office over Flugstadt's Jewelry Store. seen. When he came up he was v ing perspiration from his brow, I seemed to be enjoying himself, never theless. Climbing on the forecastle deck, the president found the crew of the Roose \elt was about to go over the side into the Sylph's launch. He shook hands with the explorer, saying that hdnting the pole is good sport. Inasmuch as I can not go along with you myself," said the president, "all I can do is to wish that good luck may go with you. I feel confident, that you will get there this time if t* is possible to do so. If you do nc do the best you can. Goodbye." The Roosevelt weighed anchor i 5:30 p. m. and steamed out of tl harbor. At Sydney Commander Peary will rejoin the ship. SHRINERS IN SESSION ST. PAUL, July 15.—The Imperial council of the Shriners went into ses sion today The Arab patrols paraded this morn ing in Lexington ball park. Prizes were eliminated. The teams from San Francisco and Salt Lake city partici pated ln tbe drills. TO MEET IN OKLAHOMA. BOSTON, July 8.—Arrangements have been completed for the oonven tion here next week of the National Association of Master Plumbers. R announced that in all probability Ok lahoma City will be selected for the 1909 gathering.