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Oliver Blood was a Missoula visitor
W. W. McCrackin went to Missoula
James F. Torrence is a Missoula
J. F. Hunt went to Seattle Sunday
on a business trip.
J. E. Hauf of Woodside attended the
Spokane apple show iast week.
J. R. Faulds of Stevensville was a
Hamilton visitor Thursday.
G. E. Sullenger attended the big
apple show in Spokane last week.
J. E. Totman and George Walden
were visitors at Victor Tuesday.
Ben Thrailkill returned to Missoula
Thursday after a short visit in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Grant return
ed Tuesday from a visit at Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Lord attended
the National Apple show at Spokane
E. R. Hinnant and A. L. McDowell
left Monday for Seattle to remain
daring the winter.
Wm. Poindexter and M. E. Stoops
of Victor were business visitors in
Mrs. Oscar Crutchfield returned to
Missoula Tuesday after a visit with
Mrs. R. S. Wickersham.
W. E. Hawley of Corvallis will leave
tomorrow for Taylorville, 111., for a
winter's visit with relatives.
Mrs. Robt. Myers and daughters
Misses Rea and Lenore of Coryallis
were Hamilton visitors today.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones came up
from Missoula Saturday to pass the
holiday season with home folks.
Mrs. George K. Dick and children
returned Saturday from Anaconda,
where they enjoyed a very pleasant
visit with home folks.
Mrs. Geo. Tillbury left Thursday
for St. Paul in response to a telegram
announcing the criliç&l illness of
On Dec. 14 fifteen case* had been
filed in the clerk of the court's office
for disposition at the next term of
court—more than one a day.
Miss May Folsum, who has been em
ployed at the Ravalli hotel, left yester
day for Chicago, where she will be
come a bride Christmas day.
In planning your Christmas pleas
ures, don't overlook the dance at Burns'
hall Christmas night. Fine music and a
fine floor will be at your disposal. 9-2t
Dr. F. E. Buchen, W. I. Moody and
Robert Peel returned from a hunting
trip in the upper valley last week.
They secured 7 deer during their out
Friday night—that's the date. The
band boy's masquerade dance occurs
at the rink then. They are ready for
it, and have some very pleasing music
The Girls' Guild of the Catholic
church will have a sale and lunch
next Saturday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 7
o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. H. Jones
on Seventh street.
Harrison & Blakeslee will give
dances at the rink Christmas eve,
Christmas night and New Year's eve.
This will conclude the dances under
their management. 9-2t
R. N. MacDonald of Missoula ex
pects to re-open the Hamilton Busi
ness college Jan. 1. He is now se
curing students and intends to make
the school a permanent institution.
F. W. Kuphal of Missoula, state
organizer of the Sons of Herman, WJ9
in Hamilton Sunday visiting the local
brotherhood. On Jan. 10 there will
be an installment of new members.
C. E. Hoffman is here to establish a
cigar factorv. He is located on the
second floor of the Coulter building on
south Second street, and expects to be
making the aromatic weeds next
The funeral of "Freddie," the 5-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Camer
on, was held at Victor Friday.
The-grief stricken parents of the child
are unable to tell how the rifle with
which the little fellow was killed was
discoverd by the children.
Hamilton stores are prettily decorat
ed for the Christmas season. The big
holiday trade has begun, and many
people are every day picking over the
stocks. Notice the holiday advertise
ments in the Western News this week
read them for they contain innumer
able valuable suggestions.
The Ravalli Abstract Co. last week
sold the 30-acre orchard west of Ham
ilton and known as the Richards
place, owned by A. L. Johnston, to
Wm. A. Palmer of Idaho for $10,000
cash. This agency also sold a 20-acre
tract northeast of Hamilton to J. C.
Espario of Missoula for $2000.
E. A. Winstanley and F. H. Reeser,
of the firm of Winstanlev & Reeser,
have dissolved partnership. Mr.
Reeser will continue the management
of the Hamilton office, While Mr.
Winstanley will remain in Missoula.
The division of property here gives
Mr. Reeser the W. & R. addition and
the property lying west of Hamilton to
Carpenters are making alterations
in the interior of the Ravalli County
bank building this week. Part of the
space in the front of the building
will be used for an office. Th» busi
ness of the bank isexpanding rapidly,
and these changes were marie neces
sary by the urgent need of more
The Star theatre, located on south
Second street, is now ready to open
for business. The m inagers have fit
ted the buildings up for a p rmanent
show house at a large expense.
They have prepared to stay here and
give a continuous performance
show every evening from 7 to 10:30
p m. The Star will be a permaueut
fixture in Hamilton.
H. A. Chambers is busy with prep
arations to engage in the retail lum
ber business at Stevensville the first
of the year. He has secured a location
for a yard and warehouse at the
Stevensville depot. The Stevensville
district will doubtless grow rapidly in
the next few years, and Mr. Chambers
is just the type of progressive and en
ergetic young man who can be expect
ed to succeed in the lumber business
E. H. Blakeslee resigned his position
with the fl. R. V. I. Co. yesterday to
become general superintendent of the
T. J. White contracting firm. Mr.
Blakeslee was one of the oldest mem
bers of the engineering force of the
ditch company and accepted the new
offer only because it came in the line
of promotion. Mr. Blakeslee is now
an active manager of one of the larg
est contracting outfits in the north
The opera house was crowded Mon
day night when Germain, the wizard,
gave his pleasing entertainment.
Many clever and confusing feats of
legerdemain kept the audience ap
plauding. Germain interspersed his
tricks with decidedly witty remarks.
Perhaps the prettiest trick was the
gorgeous flag display and the best one
growing of a pot
the growing of a pot of carna
tions. But the whole entertainment
was high-grade and every bit of it was
LIKE SPECTRE, HIS
PURSUED BY REMORSE, SMITH
SENDS BULLET THROUGH BRAIN.
CONFESSION IN HIS NOTEBOOK
Sought Refuge in Suicide, hut Life
Clings to Him—Could Not Have Been
Convicted for His Act.
Pursued by a remorse which he
could not escape, and desperate from
fatigue and privation, Robert Smith,
who killed Clarence Clark at White's
construction camp last week, sent a
bullet through his own brain Friday.
His apparently lifeless body was found
two miles west of Eddy in Sanders
county near the track of the Northern
Pacific railroad. A notebook in his
pocket contained the confession: "My
name is Bob Smith. I am the man
who shot Clarence Clark near Stevens
ville." The circumstances make it
clear that, fleeing from the scene of
his crime, he sought refuge from the
murder he had committed—largely
in self defense—and attempted to end
his life by suicide.
Smith shot himself squarely through
the head with a 38-calibre Iver John
son revolver, but the wound was not
as effective as he wished. He was re
moved to a hospital at Thompson
Falls, where his identity was soon con
firmed. Examination showed that
his chance of recovery was small.
Should he live, he will be an im
becile, the attending physicians be
lieve, as part of his brain oozed out of
the wound in his head. He talks in
coherently of his crime, repeatedly
mentioning the name of the man he
Sheriff Ward went to Thompson
Monday to establish the identity of the
man, and there is little doubt he is
Smith. There is a bit of mystery
to where Smith shot himself. Both of
his arms were broken, indicating that
he might h ave attempted suicide in
boxcar and, being helpless, w
shaken out beside the tracx by the
motion of the train.
In an interview with a Western
News reporter Monday, Turn Wh
the contractor, told of the habits
the men who figured in the tragedy
at his camp. Both were in his
ploy, and he freely commended their
industry and sobriety. Clarence Clark
was 33 years of ag.:, and one of the
most trusted men in the camp. He has
relatives in Missouri. Smith, too, had
worked all summer at the camp, and
was a reliable, conscientious worker.
He was 56 years of age. Had the
trouble occurred between any two other
men in his employ, Mr. White would
have been less surprised. A poker
game in which the men had engaged,
and in which Clark borrowed money
from Smith, was the cause of the
tragedy. Both men at the time of tl e
shooting were sober. Smith a short
tiine before, having no foreboding of
the trouble, remarked: "I am 56 years
old and expect to live another winter j
at least " It is probable he would
j have realized this l elief if he had not
j left the county, as his act was clear
ly in self defense, and it would have
been impossible, no doubt, to have
Boucher—To Mr. and Mrs. Benj.
Boucher, Dec. 8, a son.
Myers—To Mr .and Mrs. Roy Myers,
of Corvallis, Dec. 11, a girl.
Printz—To Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Printz, of Corvallis, Dec. 11, a girl.
Hoblitt—To Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Hoblitt, of Corvallis, Dec. 12, a girl.
Kid body sleeping dolls at Roberts'
for 25c. 8 3t
Lost—Pocketbook containing about
$40 and two gold rings. One is set
with opal and one with ruby; sets
loose. Reward for return to this
Lost—Between Torrence ranch and
Daly residence, a plain gold clasp
bracelet set with ruby and two dia
monds. W'ill pay suitable reward if re
turned to The Western News office.
Lost—A ring of keys. Reward of
$1 will be paid for return to this
For sale—Green wood. Prices rea
sonable. Apply to J. F. Greenfield,
Victor, Mont. 7-tf
While you are buying Christmas
gifts remember that the ladies of the
Baptist church give a bazaar next
Saturday in the Smith & Brown build
Patronize home talent and buy your
Xmas gifts at the bazaar in the Smith
& Brown building Saturday. It
Arrange to eat oyster stew Satur
day evening in the Smith & Brown
The back room of Roberts' store is
where you get the bargains in rem
nants of dishes. Come and see. 8-3t
The ladies of the Baptist church will
hold a bazaar next Saturday in the
Smith & Brown building. In the
evening an oyster supper will be
Holiday presents—For gentlemen
young and old get a box of Gen. Ar
thur or Van Dyck cigars. Put up in
small boxes especially for gifts. R. C.
Brooks' Billard Parlor.
For sale—New milch cows. Call or
write P. D. Francis, Como, Prärie, j
Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! Come and see
our immense stock and get prices.
Twenty-two inch kid body, jointed,
sleeping for $1. Roberts 8-3t
Hunting on the Bitter Root Stock
farm strictly prohibited. Trespassers
will be prosecuted.
50-tf BITTER ROOT STOCK FARM.
Dr. Rinehart, the old Anaconda
dentist, is at Stevensville. 48-tf
Be loyal to the Bitter Root valley.
Smoke McIntosh Red cigars. For sale
at Hotel Hamilton. 48-tf
For a good smoke try the Green Seal
Posts and poles for sale—Post 6'/z
feet long and poles 16 feet long. Ap
ply to L. A. Green, Harper'ssawmill. 6
Wanted—Stock to winter, horses or
cattle. Inquire of Andrew Carlson,
Mason ranch. Grantsdale. 5-4t
Japalac, the Home Beautifier. New
and complete stock at Corner Drug
Japalac, the Home Beautifier. New
and complete stock at Corner Drug
When you purchase property insist
on an abstract marie by the Security
Title & Abstract Co., Hamilton,
We carry a full line of wall paper,
ready mixed paints, alabasline, glass
and mouldings. Peterson Bros.,
Hamilton, Mont. 29-tf
If you want to do a bigger business
pursue the proper methods—advertise.
Lorriaux's Rheumatic prescription
for sale at Corner Drug Store. 5-tf.
Lorriaux's Rheumatic Blood and
Kidney medicine for sale at Corner
Drug store. 5-tf.
When you purchase Real Estate, in
sist on an Abstract, made by the
RAVALLI COUNTY ABSTRACT
CO. Incorporated 1898. Leave or
ders for Abstracts at Main street
office, Hamilton, Montana. We have
in our employ the best Abstractor in
Ravalli county. 34-6m
Moneyback means that
the tea is good and well
worth the money.
Can't mean anything
Your *roctr returns yonr money If yee do»*t
^•tolling* Best; we pay tom.
1 Put Yourself
The most generally acceptable holiday remem
brance this year will be something to wear.
The recent depression made a lot of fellows
economize in some way or ither, usually on the
smaller needs of their attire.
And so nowadays, these men find their ward
robe uncommonly hare of new
I Neckties, Handkerchiefs, Waistcoats, Mufflers. Gloves, i
and the other accessories that one can get along
without replenishing for a while, hut which mean
so much to the tout ensemble.
Then there are such always acceptable and
useful remembrances as
Smoking Jackets, Bath Robes, Pjamas
and other wearables of that sort.
When you are thinking about a holiday re
membrance for him, put yourself in your man
friend's place this year. Good times are here
again, but he has a lot to pay just now.
THE FAVORITES RETURN.
Mr. Dick P. Sutton responds to tlie
petition issued by the merchants of
Hamilton last May in which they ask
ed him tosend his excelU nt company
to Hamilton for a return engagement
This clever company, which so rie
lighted the theatre goers here last
May, opened Monday night to an en
thusiastic and appreciative audience.
Woman Against Woman" was the,
ffering, and was excellently rendered
by the clever company. Tin company
will close its engagement here next
Tuesday night Dec 22, with a change
of play, and new specialties between
acts every night.
The manager states that he
has prepared a surprise and treat
for the people of Hamilton, in the
way of a new play, which at present
has no title. He is going to offer a
prize, which will be awarded to the
person suggesting the most appro
priate name for the play after wit
nessing the production of the same.
Here's a chance for the theater goers
to get busy. Due announcement of
the date will be made. Watch out
Too much praise cannot be given
Mr. Sutton, or "Uncle Dick" as he is
familiarly called by the members of
his company, for sending such a
clever and versatile company to Ham
ilton, and we trust that he will keep
a warm spot in his heart for this city,
and favor us frequently by sending
more good companies up to the stand
ard of this one.
P Ye s , thîvnk you^
'Tm very fond ofi
Fish r Game
and all kinds of
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET,
PERCY H. EDWARDS, Prop.
I ? TVEMJHKSSR&Wli
YOU WONT HAVE TO
n k MY
HAM ill ON, O TANA
Capital aad Su
L. Humiile -
A. O'Hara -
MARSHALL FIELD clerked in a sforo whi n ho wan s hoy
Ho put in the hank enough out of his salary to start a small business
of his own. To-day his establishment is the finest in the world.
His two grandsons will get 400 millions each when they are given
their share of his estate.
A Few Ideas for Christmas
FOR TU E LADY—Gold locket, necklace, chain,
diamond ring, brooch or fancy pin.
FOR THE GENTLEMAN—Gold or silver watch,
ring, chain fancy fob, pin, lodge emblem
or a pair of cuff buttons.
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST
The Only Light
For the Family Circle
A gasoline lamp that gives a
Brilliant Soothing Light
Equal to electricity
The same as haying electric lights
in your country home.
Bights installed, $20.00 and up.
Special orders for stores, church
Bheaper than kcrosine lamps.
Hamilton R. F. D. 2.
Advertise the Bitter Root by having
McIntosh Red apples printed on your
Wagon Malting and Repairing
At Wylie's Shop
North Second St. Hamilton, Mont,
KLEINOEDEU & HOBBS
All work entrusted to our care will
be speedily and satisfactorily done.
Phone 5 f
All persons indebted to the mercan
tile department of the Anaconda Cop
per Mining Company are requested to
make settlement at the company's
office, Ravalli County Bank building,
ANACONDA COPPER MINING
COMPANY MERCANTILE DEPT.
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