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THE WESTERN NEWS
Published Every Wednesday by MILES ROMNEY, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription Rates: One Year, in advance.........$2.00 Six Months, in advance....... 1.00 One Year, if not in advance... 2.50 Six Months, if not in advance. 1.25 Entered at the Postoffice at Ham pton, Mont., as second-class matter. Advertising- rates furnished on application. THE COUNTY PAPER. To Advertisers. The Western News absolutelv guarantees its advertisers an actual bona fide paid circulation within Ravalli county two times greater -.han that of any other newspaper published in the known world. Ad vertising contracts will be made subject to this guarantee. ?y 0c\>> Wednesday, March 9, 1910. SAVING FRUITS FROM FROSTS. The growing value of snd interest in fruitgrowing throughout the West is emphasized by the free publication and wide distribution of a treatise on "orchard heating," with "suggestions for protecting and saving fruit crops from early spring frosts." This work, important in states like Colorado, Montana and Washington, where fruit raising is engaged in under con ditions which involve danger of loss by lato frosts, is undertaken by the publicity department of the Oregon Short Line railroad. The treatise itself is by E. H. Grubb, and presents in detail and with illustrations methods and equipment of artiticial heating of orchards which have been proven effective and profitable through practical experiment. Something of the possibilities of profit from scientific fruit-growing is WEHAVE A REAL COAL 3-FOOT KEIN HALF A MILE FROM RAILWAY 15 E To make the final payment on the option which we hold on ioo acres, which constitute our holdings, we must have $?o,ooo soon. To raise this money ——— — - ■ ■ ■ — - ——— ~ = we will sell this month =rr—- —- „ __ — ________..... .. 50,000 Shaies of the Treasury Stock at 10 Cents a As Soon As This Amount Is Taken No More Will He Sold: First Come, First Served; Examine Our Proposition and You Will Want to Be One of the Buyers LOCATION ' his property is loca'ed in Kavalli conny, Montana, about. 15 miles south of the town of Hamilton, one mile from the Bitter Boot viver, and about one half mile from tin- Railroad, ami consists of 10 * acres of land, held under options, as follows: 40 acres, on which are lo cated the farm buildings and a small orchard, i n which the option expires May 18, 1010; HO acres, on which the last payment is to be made, during the month of November, 1911. TRANSPORTATION At the present time it will be necessary to haul our coal by wagon to the railroad, a dis tance of about, three-fourths of a mile, by the county road, but the couutry between the mine and the railroad being practically level, it is an easy matter to extend the side track, already established, to the miue. Timber aud water facilities are good, a forest of timber within a reasonable distance, natur al springs on the property, and the Bitter Boot river about one mile away. DESCRIPTION The coal vein in the property is well defined aud has a thickness averaging 13 feet. The coal is high grade lignite. The development, work already done consists of 275 feet of tunnel, 75 feet in the upper and 200 feet in the lower workings. Iu the lower tunnel the work is along side the vein for 150 feet, coal showing all the way. The coal is constantly improving with depth aud that, which is now being taken out is the best liguite known in .Montana. THE COMPANY To develop this property. The Swastika Development Company has been organized with 5(H),000 shares of stock, or which 800.000 were placed in the treasury. No officer of this com pany draws one cent for salary, and every ceut derived from the sale of treasury stock must go iuto the property. The officers of the company are; Andrew Logan, Missoula, president; B. W. Kemp, Missoula, secretary treasuier. The directors are: Andrew Logan, R. W. Kemp FM ward Donlan and Carl Greenhood of Missoula and A. W. Thayer of Thompson. Samples of the Coal may be seen and detailed information may be obtained by applying to A1 KEMP, SEHl, ■6,1, DUNCAN 8 SOM OIL msm indicated by the expense which some of the orchard men have accepted as I an incident of the business in pro tecting their buds and blossoms against blight from frosts. It is ati ' niittei that the figures given are the maximum in early experiments, but the estimated cost of heating ten acres of orchard in Grand Valley, Colorado, for eight nights, is $510, of j itself an amount equal to the gross value of ordinary agricultural orops. The actual time in that section when heating is found necessary, for a whole season, is from three to eight nights. The system adopted is to preserve the temperature in the or chard at the safe degree of heat on nights when falling mercury gives notice of danger. Surely fruit-growing in the West must be recognized as something more than a temporary fad when a railway company is found promoting the industry with large expenditures to assist iu the education of fruit growers and in protection against possible or probable losses from cli matic conditions.—Montana Lookout. CIVIC PERSONALITY OF HAMILTON. (By M. L. H. Odea) Hamilton, the most distinctive city in Montana, possesses all the characteristic human organisms. It has a personality of its own. It is a great, youthful, politic corporation, with all the apparent and noticeable traits of man-cosmopolitan to the ex treme, volatile, individual, altruistic hopeful, combining all the emotions uud ideals of a thing born of the minds of man from all parts of Amer ica. It is the crucible, the melting -pot, for the broad ideas of vigorous men who have felt the restraint of the old east, and have come out west to live iu action. Hamilton, created by Marcus Daly, is the growing child cf a thousand minds, Its very youth and iusouciauce makes it a charge of the public. It is goiug through that stage of inst ruction and change that ! comes to all who are young. It is I exercising its brains and creative faculties, hesitatingly now, but strongly. Hamilton, in its epochal youth and glory,is testing its functional organ isms, those of executive, regulative, sanitary, recreative, educative and curative. They are alive and need no awakeniug or revivifying Ham ilton is a healthy, lusty, town, and its moral and physical functions have not yet been drugged or pilfer» d bv corrupt factions and politicans or by public laziness. Hamilton, so far, has felt all the stimulants of civic pride, virtue, ambition and competi tion. Its appearance,its reputation, its innate communal charms are yet undimmed. Unconsciously Hamilton is living up to an ideal, formulated at its origin. It cannot and will not lose this ideal, for its surroundings, mar velous as they are, form a mirror into which no ugly thing can appear and mar a picture so entrancing. A city is good or had, ugly or beautiful, as a human. Hamilton, the centre of a perfect scenic spot, can hardly be other than beautiful and charming. Its citizens, breathing the inspiring atmosphere of the wonderful moun tains, can lead the town only upward, for they must necessarily be impreg nated with communal pride and civic freedom. So far Hamilton has led a clean moral existence. Its phyical beauty and grace, carefully preserved in all their natural charms, has seemingly led the town awav from all political debauchery, social corruption and municipal destruction. Hamilton has known no lethargy, no transgres sions. It has stood, among its sister cities, as a model—conservative and patriotic. Hamilton, perhaps a little uncouth and awkward, will when it reaches its comprehensive age. be the most beautiful town in the northwest. It will never lose its identity, but with added population will still remain the beautiful center of a beautiful valley. It will retain its village traits, and its wide shady streets and large lawns will never be taken away. It will never need legislation for the heighth of buildings, for we admit now that it will perchance, never have a population greater then fifteen or twenty thousand. The people who have congregated here from all parts of America know beautiful cities, and Hamilton will have the benefit of much tested experience. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS B. R. V. I. Co. to Bitter Root Land and Orchard Co., lots 21 and 24, block 5, lots 11. 12, 13, 14 and 15. block 6, all in Home Acres orchards; $8050. B. R. V. 1 Co. to Henry A. White and Paul M, Goodwin of La Porte, Ind., 20 acres; $4000. B. R. V. I. Co. to Aaron Slag-le of Toledo, Ohio, 240 acres; $38,600. John P. Beam to H. D. Werntz, 20 acres near Darby. Grant Van Zant to O. W. Kerr Co., lot 26, block 6, Charlos Heights or chards. W. T. Thornton to Henry V. Lock ridge, north '/i lot 8, and north '/ 2 lot 13, block 16, Stevensville. Chas. Ferguson to Mary L. Smith, 120 acres near Florence; $12,000. District Judge to Fred Beaulieu, lot 3, block 7, Darby; $4. Joe Satterlee to Frank D. Dudley, lot 3, block 7, Darby. Frank D. Dudley to W. A. Thorning, lot 3, block 7. A. C. M. Co. to Geo. K. Dick, lots 7, 8, 9 and 10, block 24, Southside addi tion to Hamilton; $1. Helen McCrackin to Mary J. H. Toole, lots 11 and 12, block 14, South side addition to Hamilton. Valley Mercantile Co. to Charles •Smith, lots 19 and 20, block 15, Hamil ton. Thos. E. Applebury to James T. Applebury, 160 acres east of Corvallis. Victor Townsite Co. to Thos. J. Patty, 5 acres, Victor. Valley Mercantile Co. to Fred J. Leavitt, lots 15 and 16, block 17, Pine Grove addition; $612. Valley Mercantile Co. to E. W. Aiken, lot 14, block 12, Pine Grove addition; $306. James Barr to Guy L. Condon, lot 5, block 8, Corvallis. J. M. Slack to Frank L. Darbee, 440 acres east of Corvallis. James W. Hendrickson to C. W. Ward, 120 acres south of Darby. Sam Diustnore to Butte Orchard Co., 140 acres, Ravalli county. A. C. M. Co. to George Harper, 40 acres; $100. B. R. V. I Co. to A. C. Berkstresser of Peoria, 111., 20 acres; $5000. HOFFMAN CONVICTED OF PERJURY And Gets Eighteen Months —Jury Disagrees— Peter son Gets Judgment Chas. Hoffman convicted of periury was sentenced to 18 months impris onment and taken to Deer Lodge this morning by Deputy Sheriff See. The case of the Ravilli Mercantile Co. vs. John R. Hickey was reset for March 25. In the case of Robert Peterson vs. Geo. F. Brooks and the Bitter Root Fruit Grower's Association suit to recover tor the loss of a car of hay, theaction against the association was dismissed, and the jury returned a judgment against Brooks for $130.80 The damage suit of T. J. Holt aganist the Northern Pacific Railway company was dismissed as settled. In the case of the state againsi Charles Hoffman, charged with per- j jury which was tried in the district court Saturday, the jury returned a verdict of guilty. Hoffman was tried on April 4 , 1909, in Justice E. C. Whaley's court for assault. Later he was tried in the district court for perjury, the jury dis agreeing. At his trial before Justice Whaley he perjured himself while on the witness stand. The case of the state of Montana against George Corscadden, charged with malicious mischief, and the case of John Pittinger against Georg Cors cadden, an injunction suit, which set for trial Thursday, were reset for March 24, it being impossible for Woody &Woody of Missoula attorney for the defendant, to reach Hamilton owing to the condition of the railroad. After being in the juryroom from late Saturday afternoon untill 3:30 Sunday morning, the jury in the case of the state aganinst Victor Keips, charged with robbery failed to agree and was excused by Judge Henry L. Myers. Keips was returned to jail to await further action of the court. Keips was tried at the June term of court, at which time the jury was out front 2:30 p. m. until 3:30 a. m. and was then discharged by the judge, being unable to come to a decision. Packer & Baker were attorneys for the defense. Old papers 25 cents per hundred. The Western News office. Notice of City Election. Notice is hereby given that the an nual election of the City of Hamilton» Montana, will be held on Monday, the fourth day of April, 1910, at which said election the following officers will be elected: One mayor of said city, One treasurer of said city, One alderman in the first ward of said city for a term of two years. One alderman iu the first ward of said city for a term of one year, One alderman in the second ward of said city. One alderman in the third ward of said city. Polls for said election will be opened at 8 o'clock a. m. ol said day and re main open until 6 o'clock p. m. ot said day. The polling places have been desig nated by the city council as follows: First ward—at Blindauer's hall. Second ward—at city hall. Third ward—at Burke's hotel. Given under my hand this 8th day of March, 1910. 21 4t R. C.Parmknter, City Clerk. Hobbs is Back. A. F. Hobbs has returned from an extended sojourn at Portland, Ore. and a visit with his sister in Helena. BORN Nelson—To Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, March 6, a 12 pound boy. Strange—To Mr. and Mrs. Luke Strange of Simms, Mont., March 1, two boys and a girl Strom—To Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Strom, March 4, a boy. Patterson—To Mr. and Mrs. C. S Patterson, March 6, a boy. If you want to do a bigger business pursue the proper methods—advertise. Lincoln's Funeral Coach. That the first Pullman sleeping car, constructed in 1804 iu the shops of the Alton and Chicago and called the Pio neer, served as a funeral coach for President Lincoln will be news to many persons. Its cost was 818,000, which was regarded in those days as most extravagant, and as it was higher and wider than the ordinary cars and so wider and higher than the clear ances of station platforms and bridges when it was decided that it should be the funeral coach of the president many changes were involved. Gangs of men were set working night and day to cut wider clearances all the way from Washington (by way of New York and Albany) to Springfield, 111.—Brooklyn Eagle. Writer's Cramp. "Fa, what Is writer's cramp?" "It's being cramped for money, ray son. All writers suffer from it."