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VOLUME Xlxl HiBtoridffl öooiety HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER ,16 1908. NUMBER 9 X i*4?4? Hr4? 4?4? 4*4? 4r4?4'4*4 r 4r4 f 4 r 4 r 4: , 4r4*X * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 4» 4* 4* -4 4* 4* -4 4* 4* 4* 4* 4» 4* 4* 4* 4 f * 4^ Calendar Day SATURDAY, DEC. 19, '08 At Spaulding's. Every lady visitor to our Dry Goods department will receive one of our Art Calendars "Tokens of Autumn." We are now in a position to furnish, at a reasonable price, many useful articles for Christmas; Hand kerchiefs, Scarfs, Neckties, Gloves, Mufflers, Sweat ers for boys, Collars for ladies, and other articles too numerous to mention. $10.00 Buys Our StudabaKer, Jr., Wagon. This is a minature farm wagon for the little folks. It will please them and make life look brighter. We carry a nice new line of Umbrellas Just the thing for a rainy day. A complete stock of candies, nuts, oranges grapes, bananas, figs, dates, cranberries and a general line to make your Christmas dinner what you would have it. White Sprey Flour is the winner. $2.00 for 50 lb sack. Russell-Miller Milling Co's best product. SPAULDING'S nor ™. s s? nd HAMILTON, MONT. TELEPHONE 20 K STREET 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4* 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X4444444444444 4 * 4*4*4.4*4.4.4*4. 4« For Matron and Maid 1 The question of an appropriate gift for the holiday season is easily settled. We have a rare collection which we would be glad to have you see, whether you purchase or not. The most careful buyer cannot fail to be satisfied with our prices, while the artistic excellence of our wares speak for itself. See Our Toys for Children. Frank L. Burns' Store. I rt The Largest Jewelry Store in the City. BOO STER SAYS: "I am a free lance but I wouldn't do for a spear bolder in the ballet." Booster is somewhat spectacular in his poses but he is at his best in domestic surroundings where he eau de nonstrate his many good qualities of practical utility. Like Kavalli Flour he is a whole show in himself and can make good under any and all circumstances. When you want a genuinely valuable grade of flour, see that you get "Ravalli " Hamilton Flour Mill Company. DRAY and TRANSFER Strictly First Class Service Guaranteed Kates reasonable. Dry body 16-inch wood hauled in carload lots. "Will deliver any quantity to any part of the city. G. F. WAU3H HAMILTON, MON r. ¥ \ Wise Talks by the Office Boy. I'm doing a little arithmetic these evenings, and I've found out that if Adam, the first man, had lived right along and been put in boss over the whole world at a salarv of one hundred and seventy five dollars a day, and he had saved up the whole lot, he wouldn't have had as much "chink" today as Mr. Carnegie. And if a fellow should get a salary of $10,000 a year and save every cent, of it, he would have to live 6000 years before he'd have a match for John D. Rockey, and if the apostle Paul had kept right on preaching up to the present time at a salary of five hundred dollars a day, Mr. Carnegie could pay the whole amount and have enough left to buy all the good clothes he and I'd want and board as at the leading New York hotel as long as we'd please, besides. I'd like to have money enough so I could buy a new Christmas present. The last lot that came in are peaches. You're looking straight at us, 1 know. WILLIE. with the HAMILTON BOOK STORE 1 THE BITTER ROOT 15 HONORED AT SPOKANE IN DIVISION OF PRIZES FAMOUS Me INTOSH RED GETS THIRD PLACE. ON WASHINGTON'S OWN HEATH Wenatchee, Yakima and Bitter Root, Respectively, That i* the Order-— Substantial Recognition. The famous McIntosh Red apple has been recognized on Washington's own heath in competition with the much-heralded products of the Wen atchee and Yakima valleys. At Spo kane last week Kress & Carey's exhibit of Bitter Root apples took third prize for a carload, amounting to $200. Wenatchee took first and Yakima second, but they are still wrangling over the division of honors. The Bitter Root display was handi capped at Spokane by the "diamond" pack which is in use here. It is ex clusively a commercial pack, and a good one, but it was not a success at the big show. The Washington ex hibits were given the "roll" pack, which exposed the cheeks of the apples and showed their color to the best ad vantage. This was a decided advant age. The Bitter Root pack, however, was highly commended by eastern buyers present, who were impressed with its superiority as a pack suited to long shipments. In individual exhibits the Bitter Root also received recognition. The plate exhibits were most popular with the sightseers, attracting more notice thaD the larger displays. W. B. Har lan of Como, Mrs. Thos. Holloway of Florence, C. M. Allen of Lolo and Mrs. E. A. Johnson of Hamilton received individual prizes. Mrs. Hol loway secured four prizes, receiving first on McIntosh Reds, second on Alexanders, first on best orchard pic ture and first for best vinegar, a by product of apples. Contending that the first prize for the best carload exhibit of apples at the National Apple show, which went to M. Horan of Wenatchee, Wash,, rightfully belongs to himself, H. M. Gilbert of North Yakima, one of the chief growers of the Yakima valley and retiring president of the Washing" ington State Horticultural society, has entered formal protest before the board of trustees, says the Spokane Review. Mr. Gilbert, in his com munication to the board, states that the exhibitors were promised, as judges, men of national reputation and recognized ability, and that Claude I. Lewis, horticulturist of the Oregon Agricultural college, one of the judges, is lacking in both these qualifications. "I do not think that Professor Lewis is a competent man to judge of pack ing,and it is on this alone that I am making my complaint," said Mr. Gil bert yesterday. "The score card of the judges shows that in the box packs my apples were rated at 19 3 4 20 being perfect, and that Mr. Horan's apples were marked 19 1-4, which is but half a point in difference. As a matter of fact mine should have been rated at about 17 and Mr. Horan's at about 12." Mr. Gilbert's complaint to the board further charges that small margins in favor of his opponent were used in several other instances, sufficient to throw the verdict to Mr. Horan. The score, which is given below, shows that the contest was close in all points except for "condition and free dom from blemish," which ranks 10 in 100, and that Mr. Gilbert's apples got 7 1-2 on this point, while those of Mr. Horan got 9 1-2. The judges yesterday refused to dis cuss the merits of the question and the trustees declined to state what ac tion had been taken or what action would possibly be taken in regard to the complaint. The first prize was $1000. Mr. Gilbert got second prize, $500, and Kress & Carey of Hamilton, Mont., third, $200. Following is the schedule of points upon which the judges had to base their decisions, the seven points of merit aggregating points in the score, disiributed as follows: Out of a possible 20 points on value variety, each of the three winners got 1 20; out of a possible 15 in texture and flavor, the first got 14 1-2, the second 14, and the third 14; out of a possible 10 in size Ihe first got 9 1-2, the second ' | 9 1-2, and the third 9; out of a possible 10 on uniformity the first got 9 1-2, the second 9, and the third 9 1-2; out of a possible 15 in color, the first got 14, the second 14, ar.d the third 12; out of a possible 10 in condition and freedom from blemish, the first got 9 12, the second 7 1-2. and the third 8 1-2; out of a possible 20 on pack, the first got 19 1-4, the second 19 3-5, and the third 14. The total score attained was, for the first 96 1-14, for the second 93 3-4, and for the third 85. The test of the seven points to be considered was segregated into the following sub-points, each with a possible value of four, and was decided as follows: For bulge the first got 3 1-2, the second 3 3-4, the third 3; for alignment the first got 4, the second 4 the third 3; for height of ends the first got 3 1-8, the second 4, the third 3; for firmness the first got 4, the second 4, the third 2; for attractiveness the first got 3 7-8, the second 4, and the third 3; giving as stated above, 19 1-4, 19 3-4 and 14, respectively. Real Estate Transfers. C. P. Mendel and wife to Mrs. Em ma Deldine, lots 10 and 11, block 3, Victor; $1. Jacob F. Jameson and wife to Em ma J. Deldine, 77 acres near Victor; $ 1 . M. M. Co. to John M. Price, lots 17 to 20, block 2 Victor; $1. Mary S. Hart and husband to Wal lace Hope, 1 acre Hart addition; $1. M. J. Baker to Mamie E. Samuels, 10 acres near Stevensville; $1300. B. R. V. I. Co. to Belle Kempter of Superior, Wis., lots 20, block 6, Sum merdale Orchards; $1. B. R. V. I. Co. to Helen P. Harvey of Milwaukee, Wis., lots 20, 21 and 22, block 12, Mountainview Orchards; $1. B. R. V. I. Co. to Bitter Root Land & Orchard Co., lots 1 to 10, block 17, Home Acres Orchards; $1. Nettie S. Tyler and husband to Harry O. Barton, lot 12, block 39, Riv erview; $1. Milton B. Yorton and wife to Jane J. Brooks, lot 13 and 14, block 6, Riv erview addition; $650. Official Bond of William Ward, sheriff; s -reties D. N. Ward, G. W. Ward, A. E. Wood, J, H. Hawker, P. M. Flugstad; $10,000. Official Bond of Leonard Oertli, sur veyor, United States Fidelity & Guar anty Co.; $2,000. Official bond— O. C. Cooper, com missioner; sureties, the U. S. Fidelity & Guarantee Co.; $5000. Official bond—Karl H. Kellogg, cor - oner; sureties, J. F. Borough, J. R. Faulds, John Dowling, Ed Travis; $8000. Official bond—A. C. Baker, clerk of court; sureties, Fred Grill, W. P. Ba ker, Louis Peterson, C. M. Johnson, W. H. Roberts; $8000. J. F. Boone and wife to G. P. Mul cahy, 280 äcre» near Florence; $1. Victor Townsite Co. to Wm. Cole, 14 acres, Victor; $1. Frank Thomas and wife to Joseph L. Strate, lots 13 to 17, blk. 13, Dar by; $1. District judge to J. P. Whyte, lots 1 to 4, blk 20, Darby; $40. R. R. Keys to Adolph Renn, 6 acres south of Hamilton; $1, A. C. M. Co. to Lenore Miles Mc Culloch, lots 13 and 14, blk 16, South side addition to Hamilton; $1. Sarah J. Buchanan and husband to Wm. G. Parks, lots 1, 2, blk 8, Pleas antvale addition to Stevensville; $1. J. O. Lagerquist and wife to W. A. Palmer, 30 acres near Hamilton; $ 10 , 000 . Austin Woods and wife to Frances Myers, lots 16 to 20, blk 14, Corval lis; $1. B. R. V. I. Co. to Geo. Hudson, lots 1 to 2, blk. 14, and lots 7 and 8, blk. 15, Hamilton Heights; $1. B. R. V. I. Co. to Lila C. Browning of Bay City, Mich., lot 24, blk. 3, Sum merdale Orchards; $1. B. R. V. I. Co. to Marie Louise White of Chicago, 111.,east half lot 13, blk. 14,Mountainview Orchards; $1. A NEW ADDITION. A. L. Johnson has surveyed and platted his land south of Hamilton into five, ten and 20-acre tracts. These tracts will be known as A. L. John ston Addition No. 1 to Hamilton. Other tracts in the neighborhood will be surveyed and platted as soon as this is disposed of. A. L. Johnston Addition No. 1 is covered by one of the oldest and best water rights in the valley and the soil is ideal for vegetable and orchard cul ture. All persons wishing to purchase nice tracts that can be made valuable property and beautiful homes will do well to look this matter up at once and get terms. 9-tf Ravalli Abstract Co. j MISS WILLIAMS SUED FOR BIG JUDGMENT WANTS HER STEPFATHER TO CON TRIBUTE TO HER SUPPORT. HAS BEEN MOST UNFORTUNATE E. C. Sutherland Is Fined $130 for Shoot ing VanSickle—In This Fight Both Men Were Culpable. The trial of Miss Olive Williams vs. George M. Davis for séduction was tried in district court today. Miss Williams sued for a judgment of $10,000. The case was tried in the dis trict court of Missoula county last spring, and was givtn much publicity. In her testimony this morning Miss Williams alleged that Davis, who is her stepfather, by threats and promises seduced her, and as a result she is the mother of a child now being cared for in Helena. After the death of her mother two years ago Davis, she alleged, insisted on maintaining criminal intimacy with her. His first seduction, however, occurred when she was only 12 years old and her mother still living. For about two years she has been working for her self and Davis, she testified, had not contributed at all to her support or that of the child. Davis resides near Victor. The case was non-suited this after noon on account of the wide variance of testimony given at this and the former trial. As the evidence devel oped the conflict became more pro nounced, and a motion for non-suit was allowed by Judge Myers, leaving the plaintiff without a causeof action. Had the case gone to the jury, it is believed, a judgment for the amount asked would have been returned. Miss Williams was represented by Geo. T. Baggs, and Davis by R. A. O'Hara. Miss Williams is a not unprepossess ing young wotna.n 22 vears of age. She gave her testimony frankly but modestly. She hesitated frequently in answering questions by counsel, and seemed to shrink from telling of her unfortunate relations with Davis E. C. Sutherland escaped with a fine of $130 Thursday. Last March he and Chas. VanSickle engaged in a gun fight in which a number of shots were exchanged. VanSickle was injured, receiving a wound from which he may never fully recover. VanSickle, how ever, opened fire first and car ried the larger gun. The jury evi dently thought the score was even, returning a verdict of third degree assault. In the case of Stella Spooner vs. Joseph Leroux for attachment the jury allowed a verdict for the plaintiff for $17.20. The suit of B. F. Julian vs Allan Forkner for damages was dismissed Saturday, and a new action was im mediately filed. STEVENSVILLE TO HAVE MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS The prospects that Stevensville will in the near future secure both water works and electric lights is bright in deed. On January 5 the proposition will pe put up to the people for their approval. It now seems to hinge only on the question of whether or not the people want these improvements. At the regular meeting of the town council Monday evening a special elec tion was ordered for Jan. 5, when the matter of granting an electric light franchise to C. B. McCarthy and bonding the town for the sum of $25,000 for water works will be sub mitted to a vote of the people. That both questions will carry there now seems but little doubt.—Stevensville Register. DEATH OF WILLIAM STEELE. Willliam Steele, of Missoula, who for three years was the foreman of the Steele ranch east of Hamilton, a part of the Daly estate, died at St. Pat rick's hospital Friday from injuries re ceived the previous day. He was j kicked by a horse in the abdomen. I The remains were shipped to Belmont, Wis., where his mother and brother reside. Besides these relatives he is survived by a wife. COUNTY BOARD HAD AN ACTIVE WEEK OF BUSINESS The board of county commissioner» of Ravalli countv, Montana, met pur suant to adjournment Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, all members of the board being present. It was ordered by the board that the county treasurer transfer the follow ing school tax from District No. I to District No. 25, the amount of school moneys credited to District No. 1 which should have been in District No. 25: L. Richards, $16.56; John Watts, $5 00; H. W. Bohon, $5.81; W. E. Brown, 83 cents. The following bids for the construc tion of a bridge across Canyon creek were opened as follows: O. E. Peppard $2975 00 Midland Bridge Co. 3238.00 On motion of Borough and seconded by Treece, the contract was awarded to O. E. Peppard for the sum of $2975.00. On motion made by Borough and seconded by Treece it was ordered that the county clerk advertise for the county printing and for books and stationery for the county for the en suing two years, according to speci fications on file in the office of the county clerk and recorder. On petition of the citizens of Darby, having subscribed the amount of $136.00 for the purpose of building a jail in said town, on motion a like amount was contributed by the board ot county commissioners. In the matter of the petition of H % J. St. John ct al, asking for a certain road to be laid out and declared a pub lic highway, the following viewers were appointed: Geo. W. Fowler, Theodore Rose and H. S. Lord. The viewers were ordered to view the same on December 23, 1908, and report at once. In the matter of the road petitioned for by W. H. Young et al the petition was granted as prayed for, providing the petitioners make said change with out ony cost to the county. In the matter ot the road petitioned for by Abel Sandstrom et al, to be laid out and declared a public high way, the following viewers were ap pointed: H. S. Lord, Geo. W. Fowler and Theodore Rose. The viewers were orered to view the same on December 23, 1908, and report at once. In the matter ot the road petitioned for by Van R. Woodmancy et al, pray ing for a certain road, the same was rejected. In the matter of the road petitioned for by W. T. Tyler et al, the follow ing viewers were appointed to view t he same on December 24, 1908, and report at once: H. S. Lord, E. A. Johnson and Henry Grover. In the matter of the deeds of Rom ney, Riley and Sullenger, conveying certain lands for roads to Ravalli county, it is hereby ordered that said land be reconyeyed to the original owners, for the reason that said roads were not laid out in compliance with the law. The following bids for the construc tion of a bridge across a slough east of Florence, also a 48 foot of approach on each side of same, were received: O. E. Peppard $769.50 Gow Bros. & Townsend 813.50 The board not being satisfied with the above bids, the clerk was ordered to readvertise the same. In the matter of the road petitioned for by William Jamieson et al, asking for a certain public highway, the fol lowing viewers were appointed and ordered to view the same on Dec. 30, 1908, and report at once: H. S. Lord, Russell Smithey and John A. Hull. The following bids were received for the care and maintenance of the poor: A. Lowery, $6.50 per capita per week. Edward Garrigan, $7.25 per capita per week. On motion the bids were rejected anti the county clerk was instructed to readvertise the same, also for the burial of the paupers, said bids to be filed with the county clerk not later than Jan. 7, 1909, at 12 in. The following bids for medical at tendance were received: Robt. L. Owens $500.00 C. R. Thornton 450.00 On motion made by Borough and seconded by Treece, Thornton was awarded the contract. The following allowances for the poor of the county were fixed as fol lows: Wm. Smith, $30.00, payable quarterly; Thos. Running, $10; J. T. Brittian, $15; Rozella Snith, $10; Ethel Read, $10; Wm. Fry, $10, payable monthly. The reports of the clerk and recorder, (Continued of page 4.)