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THE WESTERN NEWS.
VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1910 NUMBER 13 •THE OF IS WHAT'S DRAWING HUN DREDS OF PEOPLE TO THE SALE Every Day At OVERCOATS, SUITS, FURNISHINGS AND SHOES KIBTTUili'l T — January Special Cleaning Up Sale ONE-THIRD OFF On all Winter Underwear for Men, Ladies and Children, Sweaters and Sweater Coats, Mackinaw Coats and Pants, Winter Caps for men and Boys, Ladies' Skirts and Dress Goods Special Prices on Muffs for Ladies and Furs and Muffs for Children Try a gallon can of pure Ohio maple syrup--$1.75 Schilling Tea, Spices and Extracts always in stock. Delmonte Sliced Peaches, 30c a can -the best ever. Cur Mount Ham ilton brand at 20c is a good one: North 2nd St H. H. SPAULDING Hamilton, Montana 'Phone 20k I BITTER ROOT POTATOES ARE IN BIG DEMAND Pressley Company Contract ing for All in Sight—To Outrival Greeley. The 3. Presley company, wholesale dealers in fruits and potatoes, of St. Paul, Minn., has established a branch house in Hamilton under the manage ment of H. J. Stimson. Speaking of their plans yesterday Mr. Stimson said: "For the present we propose to make potatoes our spec ialty. We have already contracted 150,000 bushels and want all we can get. We have selling agencies in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco and command an unlimited market. "We propose to push Bitter Hoot spuds and predict that in a few years the potatoes of this valley will rival and back off the boards the far-famed spuds of Greeley. Colorado." DOWNING SISTERS, BRIDES Missoula Jan. 11—A pretty double marriage occurred at the Methodist parsonage yesterday morning at 10 o'clock when Miss Margaret Downing was made Mrs. Walter L. Stone and her sister, Miss Alma was married to Walter H. White. Rev. J. W. Tait performed the cermony, The brides are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A1 Downing of Hamilton. The Downiags are one of the old and thrifty families of the valley. Mr. Downing owns large ranch interests near Hamilton, also property in the city. The daughters were born and reared in the Bitter Root and have been prominent among the younger set for several years Mr. Stone, or e of the fortunate young men, makes his home in Nelson, B. C., where he is in the employ of the Canadian Pacific railway. Mr. White hails from Ottawa, 111., but plans to settle permanently in the valley, having acquired ranch property near Hamil ton, where he and his bride will re turn after a brief wedding sojourn in the east. Mr. and Mrs. Stone leave at once for British Columbia. i ! ! ! i i all smallpox cases T0 BE mwm The commissioners of Ravalli county met Thursday and transacted some important business the chief matter being the passing stringent régula" tions regarding the quarantine of smallpox patients. The text of the regulations passed is as follows: "All persons afflicted with smallpox hereafter will be quarantined for a period of four weeks. Also all per sons who have been exposed to small pox will be quarantined for two weeks and the premises fumigated. The county will care only for smallpox patients who are county charges, and the county attorney is instructed to vigorously prosecute any doctor or other persons whs fails to report any case of smallpox to the county health officer." The contract for the care of the county poor and indigent was award ed to J . F. Barnett, on a basis of $7 50 per capitia per week. This was the only bid submitted. The board made an order allowing Mrs. Lena Glasson of Victor the sum of $10 per month and Mrs. Maggie Dobbins of Corvallis $20 per month. The county attorney was instructed to see that the county road east of Corvallis be opened. Some time ago H. K. White and others petitioned the commissioners to close the road. The order was not made but the petition ers fenced it in such action being claimed to be unlawful. Hence the order to the county attorney. In re gard to the road petition presented by S. A. E. Williams and other, in which the petitiofters pray for the establish ment of a road west of the town of Victor, the board appointed Eeotiard Oertli, L. M. Powell and H. C. Groff to act as viewers and decide what should be done. The plats of the Pine Grove townsite and the Teale Young Orchards were examined and approved. VANGE-M'FEE Mr. Sam Vance and Miss Laura Me Fee of Grantsdale were united in marriage on Jan. 2 by Rev. J. C. Irwin. This paper joins their many friends in hearty congratulations. T HAS FATAL RESULT CUNNINGHAM SHOT DEAD IN FRONT OF RAVALLI HOTEL GAME WEST TO VISIT SON Killed Within Few Minutes After His Arrival—Masons To Hold Fun eral Services. Indescribably shocking was the ac cident that culminated in the death of James A. Cunningham, a wealthy banker and prominent citizen of Hoope ston, 111., in this city about 10:30 yes terday morning. Mr. Cunningham arrived on the 10 o'clock train, coming direct from his Illinois home. He was met at the sta tion by his son, Harry R. Cunningham and family, whom he had planned to visit. The party first went to the Ra valli hotel, where the younger Mr. Cunningham and family had spent the night. There, an automobile was awaiting to carry them out to Mr. Cun ningham's farm on Charlos heights The elder Mr. Cunningham stepped into the machine, occupying the rear seat. His son was "cranking" up the machine, whilst Mrs. Cunningham and her little boy were approaching from the main entrance of the hotel. A shotgun, which H. R. Cunningham had purchased that morning to kill rabbits, was thrown across between the front seats. The supposition is that the old gentleman grasped it by the muzzle, pulling it towards him The gun, a cheap, single barrel, 12 gauge shotgun, having an exposed hammer, which doubtless caught on a lap robe, was discharged, the entire charge of fine shot tearing a great hole in Mr. Cunningham's upper left breast; entering just below the collar bone. Bystanders rushed to his assistance, but he expired before he could be taken from the machine, dying in City Mar shal Bishop's arms Dr. Buchen was INTERESTING SESSIONS OF FRUITGROWERS' SGHOOL Very interesting and instructive ses sions of the Fruitgrowers' School are being held dailv at the Lucas opera house. The series will close Saturday evening with a reception tendered by the Chamber of Commerce. While the attendance has been some what disappointing, the sessions have not been lacking in interest. Among the instructors are state Fruit inspector M. L- Dean; President J. M Hamilton and Professors O. B. Whipple, F. B Linfield, A. Atkinson, I). B. Swingle and R. A. Cooley, of the State Agricultural C «liege; Dr. M. J. Elrod and Dr. Henry R. Fancher, of the State University; Professor R. W. Fisher and Mrs. Daniel E. Board man. TORRENCE IS BACK James F. Torrence arrived home Thursday from an extended business trip which took him to Chicago, Pitts burg and other eastern cities. Mr. Torrence says the Bitter Root valley is attracting marked attention through out the east and predicts a big influx of homeseekers this year. Mrs. Torrence and the baby stopped off in Anaconda to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McBian. quickly summoned from the hotel but all efforts were unavailing. Mr. Cun ningham never uttered a word after he was shot. The grief of the dead man's children, whose long anticipated joyous reunion had come to such a sud den and terrible end was indeed pa thetic. The body will be embalm ed prepara tory for shipment to Hoopeston, III. A service will be held at undertaker Munscll's chapel, under the auspices o 1 the local Masonic lodge tomorrow and the remains will be shipped on the 3 o'clock train. Mr. Cunningham was 6') years of age, hale and hearty. His widow, an invalid, is now at Eong Beach, Cal. H. R. Cunningham came here last season, purchasing an orchard tract from the Kerr Co. He is developing an orchard on Charlos heights. RITTER ROOT BANKS IN Annual Elections Result in Few Changes in Directo rates.—Big Deposits. The past week has been a busy one in local banking circles. The annual elections have been held and the yearly casting up of accounts has taken place. Few changes are reported. The Ravalli County Batik and the First National have re-elected the old officers and boards of directors. Some changes have occurred in the directo rate of the Citizens State Bank. Its new board of directors consists of J. L. Humble, President; O. C. Cooper, Vice President, R L. Peck, Cashier; J. H. Watts, P. J. Shannon and A. Chris tian. Hamilton's three banks are all in prosperous condition, carrying deposits that aggregate a million dollors. The banks at Stcvcnsville and Victor are also doing nicely. Missoula wss startled recently by the retirement of J M. Keith from the First National, after 20 years service. A. L. Lusk, the railway contractor, has purchased the Hammond-Bonner shares, the controlling interest in the old time bank, and which will now pass under a new regime. GRADE EXAMINATIONS Miss Nora Smithey, County Super intendent of Schools, has announced that the mid-winter eighth grade ex amination will be held in this county January 20-21, 1910 in the high school building at Steveusville, in the school building ai Victor and in high school building at Hamilton. Order in which subjects will be written is as follows: Thursday morn ing, civics and history; Thursday after noon, grammar and reading; Friday morning, arithmetic and spelling; Fri day afternoon, physiology and geog raphy. Each child furnish his own paper. Work will begin promptly at 9 a. in. and 1 p m.