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VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1910. NUMBER 21 E FOR CITY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 4 THE REGISTRAR AND JUDGES Several Bids Laid On Table. Alderman Bean Enlivens Proceedings. The city council was in session until midnight Monday. All members were present. The customary salary and expense bills were audited and allowed. A bill for $58.50 for prism lights used in the construction of the O'Hara side walk and due the M. M. Co. was allowed, Alderman Bean stating that Judge Myers approved of (his item. Alderman Bean certainly was present and participating at this meeting. He was out of town at the time of the last meeting and he "just wanted to know" all about everything that transpired then and now. His curiosity, com ment, kicks and roars enlivened the proceedings throughout. The city attorney reported progress on the appeal from Judge Myers' de cision in the sidewalk case. Several bills, including one for $41 for a tran script in this case, were allowed. The council granted C. C. Coulter permission to temporarily move a frame building across south Second street and also a petition for a cement walk fronting block 28 on north Second street. It was ordered that a bath tub and fixtures be installed in the city hall for the use of the firemen. The bids for an official grade sub mltted by Surveyors Oertli, Blakeslee, Eidt & Hawkins; bids for a bath tub and for the city printing were laid on the table for further consideration. F. L. Burns, representing the fire department, requested the council to purchase more hose, but no action was taken. H. S. Lord petitioned the council to do some work on south Second street to connect with the street to be graded Our Spring Stock of Dry Goods is on Our Shelves and Ready for Your Inspection You will find this stock is worthy of a liberal share of your patronage. Buy now and have it ready for the first spring day. You get the first pick if you come early. Strictly first class an< Wash Goods, Ging! I up-to-date line of iams and Percales A nice large selection of Laces and Em broideries to choose from Everything in Muslin Un derwear for Ladies, Misses and Children Ladies' Waists Net Waists from $5.00 to $6.50 Every one fine. White and black Lawn Waists $1.75 to $5.00 Spring styles in Silk Waist Patterns Headquarters for Ladies' and Children's Hosiery. On account of the quality we handle, our business in this line is increasing rapidly. = — North Second St. H. H. SPAULDING Phone 20 K Hamilton, Mont through Pine Grove addition and which connects with the new county road running south and the matter was referred to the street and alley com mittee. Arrangements were then made for the annual city election to be held on Monday, April 4 and at which a mayor, city treasurer and one alder man in the second and third and two aldermen in the first wards are to be elected. F. G. Hoagland was appointed regis tsy agent. Polling places and judges were selected as follows: First Ward—Blindaur's hall; judges, J. J. Southwick, Levi Swayze and A. C. Walbridge. Second ward—City hall; judges G. A. Reece, A1 Biddescomb and Olaf Peterson. Third Ward—Burke boarding house; judges, Jos. Adams, R. H. Smithey and Geo Barnhart. EDDIE HAMMOND TO DE CAPTAIN There was a meeting of the base ball fans held Friday evening to complete arrangements for the coming season. A large crowd of base ball boosters were present. M. A. White was ap pointed chairman and Sid M. Ward, secretary. Sid M. Ward was elected manager, Eldridge Hammond, captain and William Grush, treasurer. Dr. Robert Owens offered free medical ser vice to the ball team, which was ac cepted and a vote of thanks was ten dered him by the meeting. It was also decided to give season tickets to Dr. Owens and to the different newspapers. Manager Ward was instructed to wait on the business men of Hamilton and collect enough money to buy the team new suits. The colors of this season's suits will be white with black trimmings. With the appearance of spring, the base ball fans are beginning to talk spring "dope" and the uext couple of weeks should see a large squad out for spring practice. There is a lot of good material in Hamilton this year and if early practice is started one of the fastest teams in the state will be developed. * There will be a dance given on April 1 by the base ball team, the proceeds to go towards getting the grounds in condition. FRUIT MEN TO FORM IN Hamilton Growers Will Or ganize for the Promotion of Their Industry. About forty fruitgrowers of Hamil ton and vicinity met in the city hall of Hamilton last Thursday to discuss the advisability of forming an association to promote the growing of fruit, its inspection, the care of orchards and related subjects. The meeting was attended by M. L. Dean, inspector-at large. An executive committee composed of F. J. White, H. M. Sloan, W. O. Fisk, F. C. Stevens and Hamilton Thatcher, was appointed, with power to proceed to raise money to finance the needs and purposes of the proposed organization. This committee will canvas the fruitgrowers of the county for contributions and membership in the association. The present plan is to assess each acre of orchard land a small amount. A committee on organization was appointed as follows: F. K. Buell, W. G. Barnewall, H. Ferbrache, T. B. Cowan and J. F. Torrence. This body will have the task of determining the scope of the organization and giving it a name. The committee will also have charge of the nomination of offi cers. The first-named committee will make its report on Thursday, March 10, at 11 o'clock in the morning, and the other will report one week later. Mclnty re-F orney. Mr. Wm. A. McIntyre of Mt. Ver non, Iowa, and Miss Esther Ann For ney, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Forney of West Ham ilton, were united in marriage at Minneapolis on March 1. The cere mony took place at the Congregational church, Rev. Nugent officiating. The happy couple will make their home at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Mr. Mc Intyre has charge of the naval recruit ing station. Miss Forney came to Hamilton with her parents last year and during her brief residence has made many friends who wish her boundless happiness. TREIS STORE TO OPEN IT MIRGH III Strikes and Washouts Caus ing Delay—Will Be Doing Business Soon J. H. Theis expects to open his big new department store, in the Smith block, corner Main and Third, by March 15 The switchmen's strike, the washouts, etc., have caused great hindrance and may cause still further de. ay, but when theopening does come Mr. Theis expects to show one of the best selected and best equipped stores in the state. It will be one of the most attrac tively arranged stores in the state, having a large glass front for display purposes and containing one large room without walls or partitions. The corner, or right-hand portion of the store, will contain drygoods, notions and fancy goods. In front of the entrance is a large, all glass, American Beauty show case, and run ning at right angles through the store are glass show cases to match. To the rear is a large millinery case. To the left of the show case are Welch cab inets for ladies ready-to-wear gar ments. The western entrance to the room opens into the furniture department, which will contain carpets, rugs and draperies, in addition to a high class line of furniture. In the northwest corner at an eleva. tion is the wrapping station, where all purchased goods will be conveyed by the Latnpson parcel carrier system. Beneath the wrapping stand are the lavatories. The entire building will he heated by a hot water plant and lighted by electricity. The glass front will be equipped by the new x ray window reflectors and tungston lights over counters. The metal ceiling is white, giving the store a neat and light appearance. Mr. Theis was for twenty years with the Cummins Thorberg-Theis Com pany of Mandan, North Dakota, and the arrangement of this store is an idea that has come with years of exper | ience. It is the carrying out of a plan he had cherished for years, and now ' that he is about to engage in a busi i ness of his own these ideas are being carriid into execution. Mr. Theis expects to have an auspicious opening, lay and give away souvenirsof the occasion. An orchestra will furnish music for the opening, which has been delayed by the in ability to finish the building at an earlier date. A dance will be given at the big hail at Grantsdale on Thursday evening, March 17. 21-lt COUNTY TREASURER HEFLING FILES MONTHLY REPORT The reports of County Treasurer Thomas Hefling for the month of Febuary has been filed with the clerk and recorder and is as follows: General fund............... .$ 53 13 Contingent fund........... . 3,514 H9 Road fund................. 1,375 97 Poor fund ................. . 2,060 48 Bridge fund.............. 870.65 Sinking fund............... . 11,469 41 State bond fund ........... .53 General school fund........ . 276.23 District school fund....... . 37,0% 50 City of Hamilton fund...... 43 15 Town of Stevensville fund. 42 % Irrigations district fund. ... 3,157 08 State fund ................. 40.61 State bounty fund.......... 3 92 District court clerk trust fund 128.40 Redemption fund.......... 82 43 Protested tax fund......... 6,056 57 Institute funds............ 15.00 Total.................... $66,287 91 Cash balance on hand...... .$72,692.37 Received and charged...... . 6,365 55 Total.................... .$79,057.92 Paid out and credited..... 12.770 01 Balance............... .$66,287.91 Received from taxes delin quent ................... 80 76 Received from licenses..... 78.25 Received from county officers' fees................... 1,007 75 Received from other sources 5,198 79 Total..................... $6,365.55 RAVALLI TO RAVE A COUNTY FAIR COMMISSIONERS APPOINT DIREC TORS AND APPROPRIATE $1000 THE ROAD SUPERVISORS Board to Meet Monthly to Consider Road Matters—License Granted Bitter Root Inn. The board of county commissioners on Monday voted to appropriate $1,000 for premiums for a county fair to be held in Hamilton this fall. W. J. Tiedt, P. J. Shannon, John M. Cobb, H. C. Greff and Henry Buck were named as directors. The 18 read districts of the county were consolidated into 12 and the fol lowing supervisors appointed: District No. 1, formerly 1 and 18, N. J. Tillman; No. 2, formerly 2 and north '/2 of 17, J. S. Whitsitt; No. 3, Ray mond Porter; No. 4, J. H. White; No. 5, Russell Smithey; No. 6, Wm. Waddell; No. 7, formerly 7 and 8, Ben Oertli; No. 8, formerly 9 and 10, J. F. Logan; No. 9, formerly 10 and the west fork to Lavene's, G. A. Robbins; No. 10, A. Christianson; No. 11. Ed Lord; No. 12, formerly 15 and south '/ z of 17. C- L. Flanagan. Compensation for road work was fixed at $6 per day for supervisors, $2.50 for single hands and $5 for man and team. Eight hours of actual work to constitute a day. Commissioner Treece will have personal supervision of all roads in the county with author ity to discharge employes for cause. The board in future will meet on the first Monday of each month to consider road matters. J. H. Jeffers was granted a license to retail liquors at the Bitter Root Dm. Treasurer Höfling was authorized to pay the premium on his surety bond out of the proceeds derived from inter est on county monies W. P. Baker, W. J. Tiedt, Geo. May. W. E. Gleason and W. J. Kennedy were appointed delegates to the Good Roads convention to be held in Billings.