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h.M I cm li NEWS. VOLUME XIX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1909 NUMBER 14 BIG LAND DEAL CLOSED THURSDAY A MINNEAPOLIS LAND COMPANY BUYS 1002 ACRES ON CAMAS. WILL SELL ORCHARD TRACTS Land Is Adapted to Fruitgrowing and Will Be Platted and Sold in Small Orchard Tracts. One of the most important land ■deals ever consummated in western Montana was closed Thursday. The O. W. Kerr company of Minneapolis, the largest dealers in grain and fruit lands operating in the country, pur chased 1002 acres of land lying at the south end of Camas prairie, about ten xniles south of Hamilton. Those in volved in the deal have refused to divulge the consideration, but it is known to be in the neighborhood of $50,000. Those who owned the land and the acreage follow: Nicholas Kramis, 160 acres; N. H. Francis, 160 acres; H. E. Jones, 202 acres; J. B. Stewart, 160 acres; A. C. M. company, 160 acres; JT. H. Reeser, 160 acres. John M. Downs acted for the Kerr company in making the purchase. He returned to Minneapolis Friday, but expects to cotne back and look after their interests. It is the inten tion of the company to plat the land into 10 and 20 acre tracts and sell it for orchard purposes. It is bench Hand and for fruitraising is unexcell ed in the Bitter Root valley. Born. Wade—To Mr. and Mrs, "Wade Jan. 19, a girl. Timmons—To Mr. and Mrs. 'Timmons, Jan. 9, a boy. Myett—To Mr. and Mrs. William Myett, Jan. 19, a girl. W. A. Fred LJ m # lEM O n \0\J CAN DRIVE A \ ^ '3 \ N Y The people of this city have learned that it pays to buy at our store because they always get good goods. On merchandise that you can depend, we have re duced prices so that your dollar will now buy more than your dollar's worth to you. Instead of packing away goods until next year we will sell them at short prices that will make your money go a long way. The season's most fashionable Suits, Coats and fine furs at [Jv3l CtJIl L vJI 1. Suits from $15.00 to $40.00 at 1-4 off Coats from $10.00 to $35,00 at 1-4 off Some Prices on Furs: Black neck pieces $1.50 at $1.12 Jap. Mink neck pieces 3.00 at 2.25 Brown Cooney neck pieces 2.50 at 1.87 Brown Cooney neck pieces 5.00 at 3.75 Jap. Mink neck pieces 7.50 at 5.62 Black Lynx neck pieces 7.50 at 5.62 Isabella Fox neck pieces 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 12. At 25 per cent off Huffs: Black Lynx, Blended Mink, Cooney, Sable, Fox and others in both the Pil low and Rug styles. Prices as follows: $3.50, $4.50, $6.00, $6.50, $7.50, $8.50, $12.50, and $18.00 At 25 per cent off. A Big Sale on 1 O D y i p û Remnants, 1 ^ * 1 2000 yards remnants, consisting of woolen goods, silks, cot ton goods, linings, all kinds of domestics, laces, embroideries and ribbons at 1-2 the marked remnant price Coats, Suits, Dresses and Furs For Children at 25 per cent off Women's and Children's Sweat- - ers, prices from 75c to 56 50, at ^5 CCflt OTl Heavy knit buggy robes, prices $2,00, $2 50 and $3 00 at i -3 off Women's wrappers, made of good percale full fashioned, worth up to *1.50 at 98c. Women's heavy all wool grey ribbed hose, worth 40 d' per pair 25c Don't forget the sale of yarn is still on, per skein 5c £ <3: Dress flannellett 27 inches wide, all colors, worth \ 2 % and 15c, on sale at 9c per yard Scotch flannels, the washable kind, just the thing for men's shirts and women's waists worth up to 40c at 29c per yard White linen toweling, 21 inches wide, regular 18c quality at 12 l-2c per yard Women's all wool union suits, white and silver, $3 50 quality at $2.50 Heavy white bed spreads full size, regular price SI 25 at 98c G S'TOftÆ tvit/i the iittie prices § There are dozens^of snappy good bar gains too numerous to mention. Come in and have a look. Real Els täte Transfers. B. R. V. I. Co. to the Bitter Root Land & Orchard Co., lots 21 and 22 block 12, lot 10 block 14, lots 12 and 13 block 16, Home Acres Orchards; SI. 0. R. V. I. Co., to Arthur Nickson, lots 13 to 16, block 2, Mountain View Orchards; SI. B. R. V. I. Co., to C. J. Larson, lots 9 and 10, block 31, Hamilton Heights; $1. Edward McNenny to John M. Miles et al, 360 acres near Florence; S10. G. W. Dougherty and wife to James Barr, part of lot 5 block 8, Corvallis; S75. Mary S. Hart and husband to John L- Stout, 4 acres, Hart addition; Si. Newton P. Woods and wife to A. E. Martinel, lot 15 block 2, May addition to Stevensville; S250. Otto Barrett and wife to Anna M. Kalkwarf, 160 acres near Florence; $1. U. S. Swartz and wife to M. Mc Donald, of Salem, Ore., tract of land near Florence; SI. W, W. Flowers and wife to Zella I. Cates, lots 29 and 30 block 2, Victor; SI. C. J. Vincent and wife to Arthur H. Stevens, undivided one-half inter est in 160 acres near Grantsdale; SI. Mineral Patent—The United States of America to Guy W. Stapleton, Lucky placer mining claim, contain ing 121.76 acres, Hughes Creek min ing district. Mary C. Bennett and Husband to Chas. Malloy, lots 16 to 20 block 17, Darby; SI. B. R. V. T. Co., to Chas. A. Carney, west half loto 5 and 6, and lot 7, block 11, Summerdale Orchards; $1. Julius Grill and wife to Charles Smith, lot 9 block 29, Hamilton; SI. Sarah Jennie Adams to Adolph Renn, 3 acres Doran addition; SI. Ed Cruson and wife to Amie Beau bien, lots 2 to 10, blk 11, Riverside; SI. NEW FORT MISSOULA. The general .plan of the new Fort Missoula, including barracks and offi cers'quarters, has been app roved by the war department. Missoula is to be a permanent army post and the de sign of the new fort takes advantage of the scenic beauty of the location on the Bitter Root river. GOLD WEATHER STORIES. Did you ever notice that no two cold weather stories agree? Here are some stories published by the Carbon County News and given as interviews with its readers: J. H.—My thermometer registered 33 below. It's a standard make and is perfectly accurate. A. C.—I don't have a thermome ter but I froze both of my feet Tues day night while sleeping between six pairs of blankets. My bed is four feet and seven inches from the stove, too, and this was kept red hot all night. M. M. M.—My thermometer has a Swiss movement and is guaranteed to be accurate. At five o'clock Tuesday morning, (this is the time I always get up,) it was 49 below zero. A bot tle of whiskey, such as I keep at the saloon, was frozen solid. That shows my brand of liquors are perfectly harmless, being free from alchohol. J. D.—I couldn't tell just how cold it was on that particular morning, for when I went to look at the thermome ter I found the mercury had broken a hole in the glass at the bottom and leaked out. It must haye been pretty chilly, though, for the thermometer I h^d registered 50 below before I re tired. B. U.—Why, you don't call this cold weather, do you? I was around all morning in my shirt sleeves and at times I got up a sweat at that. Talk about cold weather, why, when I used to do a turn at cow punching we had what you could call cold weather. Actually I have seen it get so darned cold that a man's teeth would chatter while he was sitting on a red hot stove. Sure thing, I remember one time when it got down to 122 below and staid there for weeks; but we cow punchers never paid any attention to it—just kept on as though nothing had happened. Strayed. Came to my ranch a roan cow and calf. Cow branded T on right ribs, right ear cropped. Also a sorrel mare 2 years' old, weight about 700 lbs., hind feet white, white face, brand un known. Owners of these animals please call, pay charges and remove. A. R. ZOSKE, Darby. T MEASURE AFFECTING VALLEY BILL INTRODUCED IN LEGISLATURE ANENT COMMISSION HOUSES. PROVIDES FOR AN ACCOUNTING Aimed at Merchants Who Make No Returns for Consigned Products— Text of the Bill. Consigning shipments of apples and other products to commission merchants in Butte and elsewhere and hearing no futher from them, is a practice of which many Bitter Root farmers are tired. It has been a good thing for the commission men, as they are not required to tell what disposition they have made of ship ments. There is no law compelling them to make returns at all, and in Butte for a number of years there have been unscrupulous dealers who have ''failed" every year, but prompt ly resumed business under another name the next season. A bill has been introduced in the legislature by Senator Romney which aims to correct this abuse. The bill has been reported favorably by the horticultural committee of the senate, of which he is chairman, but will en counter strong opposition. It provid es for an accounting to the consignor. The text of the measure follows: Senate Bill No. 28. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTI TLED: ''An act relative to commis sion merchants or persons selling ag ricultural and horticultural products, or farm produce, on commission. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: Section 1. Any person or persons doing business in this State as Com mission Merchants, or who shall re ceive from any person of this State, agricultural and horticultural pro ducts or farm produce raised in this State to sell on commission, shall immediately, upon receipt of such goods, send the consignor or consig nors a statement in writing showing what property has be<*n received Section 2- Whenever any Commis sion Merchant or person receiving any property as mentioned in Section 1 of this act, shall sell the Same or twenty-five per centum thereof, such Commission Merchant or person shall, immediately render a true statement to consignor showing what portion of such-consignment has been sold, the price received therefor and to whom sold. Section 3. Any person engaged in selling any property as herein speci fied, who fails or neglects to comply with any of thç provisions of this, act or who shall make a false report or statement -of the matters» herein re quired, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on 'conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the çounty jail not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Section 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its pas sage and approval. Below is given the bill introduced by Romney for the relief of the widow and orphans of Charles Pevton: Senate Bill No. 19. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTI TLED: "An act for the relief of the widow and minor children of Charles B. Peyton, a Deputy State (Tame Warden, who was killed while in the performance of his official duty by Indians the 18th dav of October, 1908." BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEG ISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: Section 1. The Auditor of the State is hereby authorized and directed to draw a warrant on the Fish and Game Fund in favor of Mrs. Charles B. Peyton, the widow of Charles B. Peyton, the Deputy State Game Warden who was killed by the Indians on the 18th day of October, 1908, while in performance of bis official duly, for the sum of Five thousand dollars, to enable said widow to pay the fun eral expenses of the said Charles B. Peyton and for the use, benefit and support of said widow and three minor children to-wit, Hu«h, Monte and Dewitt, of said Charles B. Peyton, and the Treasurer of the State is here by directed, and it is made his duty to pay the said warrant out of said fund. Section 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval. Representative Groff has introduced an important measure in the house I which authorizes counties to construct 1 and operate public ferries. The meas J ure is known as.house bill No. 65 j The Bitter Root delegation is going after an appropriation for the horti jcntural e'a'iua at Cirvallis anc. an I other to continue Dr. Ricketts' spotted fever investigation. STATE'S SCHOOL CHILDREN. Helena, Jan. 13.—According to re ports fiiled with W. E. Harmon, super intendent of public schools, Montana has a school population of 76,969. The figures by counties follows: Beaver head, 1,504; Broadwater, 726; Carbon, 3,384; Cascade, 6,646; Chouteau, 2,780; Custer, 2,320; Dawson, 1,881; Deer Lodge, 3,158; Fergus, 3,209; Flathead, 4,505; Gallatin, 3.875; Granite, 835; Jefferson, 1,302; Lewis and Clark, 5,033; Madison, 1.927; Meagher, 540; Missoula, 3,783; Park, 2,769; Powell, 1,204; Ravalli, 2,922; Rosebud, 890; Sanders, 720; Silver Bow, 13,353; Sweetgrass, 1,074; Teton, 1,003; Val ley, 1,919; Yellowstone, 3,667. Stray. Came to my ranch on Camas prairie about Jan. 10, one black gelding, about 15 years' old, white snip on nose and collar marks, indistinct brand, weight about 900 pounds. Owner please call, pay charges and take the animal away. WICKS SMITH. 14-4t Notice. AU 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 budding. ANACONDA COPPER MINING COMPANY MERCANTILE DEPT.