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TtiE WESTERN NEWS.
_ ______________ ___________ VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1910. NUMBER 26 GETTING READY FOR THE COUNTY FAIR Ravalli Fair Commission is Organized and Prelimi nary Plans Made. The county fair commission, consist ing-of W. J. Tiedt, P. J. Shannon, J. M. Cobb, H. C. Groff and Henry Buck, met Saturday in the new chamber of commerce building, organized and dis. cussed the preliminaries. All mem bers were present except Mr. Buck. Mr. Tiedt was chosen chairman, Mr. Odea secretary and Mr. Groff treas urer. Another meeting will be held a fortnight hence. All members were enthusiastically of the opinion that a most successful fair is forthcoming. Hearty support is promised from all quarters. It was tentatively decided to hold a three days fair about the middle of September. The exact dates will be announced after conferring with the secretary of the state fair. Mr. Moody Did Not Au thorize Statement. Editor The Western News: An article was published in your valuable paper of April 6, during my absence in St. Paul, referring to my resignation as manager of the land department of the Bitter Root Valley Irrigation Co. that was not authorized by me. I have investigated the matter and it develops that your reporter interviewed one of my associates during my absence, who wrote the article, not only without authority but contrary to my specific instruc tions. I do not wish to reflect to the slightest extent on your reporter or your paper but I do wish your read ers to know the truth. W. I. Moody. Hamilton, Mont., April 13, 1910. SPRING IS RIGHT HERE We Are Here to Advise You That We are Right Here With the Spring Goods. GARDEN SEEDS A complete line of garden seeds in bulk and in packages. California, Michigan and middle west grown seeds. Field Peas, Seed Beans White and nice home grown and fully matured. FARM MACHINERY Our line of farm machinery is complete and of the best. Perfection Chilled Plows, 14 in, 12 in and 8 in; Spike Tooth Harrows, steel frame; Springtooth Har rows; Peoria Grain Drills, Orchard Disks, the very best kind. THE ACME===A General Purpose Harrow There is no tillage that the Acme is not better adapted to than any other kind of harrow. It Crushes, Cuts, Turns Smooths and Levels all in one opera tion. The sloping knives cut through ' : • - - Ä ' ippi - * the soil chopping the buried sod or trash but never dragging it to the surface. Low in price; guaranteed in quality. Made entirely of steel and iron. Send for catalogue. Grocery Department Specials Home Cured Hams ......................................................25 cents lb Hot House Lettuce.........................................................35 cents lb California Celery, 2 bunches.............................................25 cents Nice Firm Cabbage Dill Pickles............................................................20 cents per doz Onions, Dry and Nice McIntosh Red Apples by the pound or box. Malaga Grapes........................................................25 cents per lb Grape Fruit...........................................................................15 cents Pure Ohio Maple Syrup.............................................$1.75 per gal Livermore's White Spray Bread, fresh every day. O U CD ATIT TWKir -1 NORTH SECOND STREET L JL* J L 1 * L/i JL i w 1 — 'PHONE 20K HAMILTON, MONTANA j TELEPHONE EXCHANGE TO BE BUILT AT ONCE Thaddeus S. Lane and V. H. Cal houn, officers of the Montana Inde pendent Telephone company, were in Hamilton Thursday and purchased a lot on south Second street as the site of the telephone exchange to be built at once. The lot was owned by F. D. Dudley of Darby. The sale was made by Gunniss & Monty. The building will be a two-story brick structure with basement and a front of white enameled pressed brick, trimmed with terra cotta, and will be 25x70 feet in size. It will cost in the neighborhood of $18,000 and will be similar to the one erected by the com pany at Missoula, One floor will be used by the company for its offices while the other will be rented. The two gentlemen were accom panied to Hamilton by George H. Nel son of the firm of Nelson & Peterson, contractors, of Butte and Spokane, who have the contract for constructing the building. Mr. Nelson stated that he would begin work by the middle of this month and that the building would be completed in 60 days. Mr. Lane staged that the sudden change in the plans of the company in regard to quarters here was prompted by the strong belief in the future growth of Hamilton. "I am very agreeably surprised," Mr. Lane said, "to see such manifestations of healthy growth here, and it is our purpose to erect a building that will be a credit to the company and the city when Hamilton has grown to twice its pres ent size. We like the city and we are willing to pin our faith to its future, which is bound to be all we expect." In regard to the construction of the lines within the city V. H. Calhoun, who has charge of this work for the company, stated that all the poles, cable, wire and material was in the city and that construction would be begun by April 15. Mr. Bennett is Here. F.T. Bennett, president of the Bit ter Root Valley Irrigation Co., arrived from Chicago yesterday and expects to remain in the valley a week or ten dayB. BUILDERS AND BRICK LAYERS ARE BUSY Many Business Blocks and Dwellings are Under Construction. Builders and bricklayers are very busy nowadays in Hamilton. The first story of the Hotel Hamil ton annex is up. Excavation is progressing rapidly for the Gage Mercantile Co. block opposite The Western News office and ground is cleared for the Kelly & John son building on north Second street. W. P. O'Brien let the contract yes terday for his new block on M[,ain to Olson & Johnson of Missoula. Construction work will soon be under way on Dr. McGrath's block. The plans have been completed for this fine business block on the south side of Main street, between the Edwards building and the Ravalli County bank block. The building will have a frontage of fifty feet and a depth of eighty feet, containing two store rooms on the first floor with a stairway between. There will be eleven rooms in the second story, with two office suites of two rooms each in front. The front will be of terra cotta and pressed brick, giving it the finest ap pearance of any building in town. The windows will all be of plate glass. The structure will be heated by steam and finished in the most modern style. Contractors are preparing bids and as soon as the conract is let work on the block will commence. Attention Automobilists! A meeting of the Ravalli Automo bile club will be held at the city hall, Hamilton, Thursday evening, April 14, at 7:30 o'clock, which you are all urgently requested to attend. Busi ness of importance relative to good roads. R. L. Owens, Sec. For Sale—At Corvallis, fancy seed oats, $1.65 per hundred, Address M. L. Smith, Florence, Mont. 25-2t THE NEW COUNCIL TO SETTLE THE TIE At the meeting of the city council Wednesday night the vote of the recent election was canvassed and an error found by which every candidate in the first ward had been given ten votes more than he was entitled to. By subtracting this, the totals were decreased, the majorities remaining as before. The tie between J. G. Ritchie and Louis Peterson for alderman in the first ward will be settled by the new council electing one of the men. The contract to establish an official grade for sidewalks was awarded Blakeslee, Eidt & Hawkins for $448. Lee Stephens was given permis sion to remove a walk from his lots. W. P. O'Brien was given permission to erect a brick block on Main street on the site of his present wooden structure - A petition from O E. Smith asking for the privilege of operating a pea nut stand on the street was granted. J. Carr and Earl Peck petitioned the council for permission to locate a lunch wagon on Main street in front of the saloon owned byW. P. O'Brine. Permission was granted on condition that the wagon be brought onto the street not earlier than 6 p. m. and should be removed by midnight. A license fee of $5 for the use of the street was also imposed. A communication from W. W. Mc Crackin reminded the council of the expiration, at an early date, of the insurance policies covering the city hall. After much discussion it was decided that the insurance of $8,000 be divided between Mr. McCrackin and Johnston Brothers, each to be awarded a policy of $4.000. Doing Business at Old Stand. C. R. Bell, the hustling real estate man, is doing business at the old stand. Last week he sold the Lazonby property, north Third street, to E-mer Bliss for$1250. If you have anything to sell, or want to buy, see Bell. 26 It Mules for sale. One span four years old and one span five years old. Fine big mules and well broken. Wm. Morris Hotel Darby. 24-tf THE "SLIPPERY" ONE : STILL CHAMPION Lewis Conner of Darby Falls Before Experience of Dillon Monday. It was only after the hardest kind of wrestling that "Slippery" Dillor. was able to dispose of Lewis Conner of Darby at the Lucas opera house Monday evening. The match started . out with a rush, Dillon pinning his I opponent to the mat In four minutes and getting the first fall. While both men were on their feet Dillon secured a flying fall with a quickness that brought the large crowd present to its feet. At the end of the first fall it seemed easily Dillon's match, but Conner came back and displayed wonderful gameness. Several times he worked Dillon to the mat, only to have the slippery one wriggle from his hold. After wrestling for 56 minutes, Dillon secured a half Nelson and crotch hold and soon had his opponent on the mat. Conner was a surprise to most of the crowd, being of fine physique and Dil lon's match in strength. Dillon knew more of the-science of wrestling, which won the match for him. A large crowd was present. The match was refereed by J. J. Fitzgibbon. I , . ; ! : I BARRILL AND DEEGAN REAL ESTATE AGENTS Edward Barrill of Darby and Geo. W. Deegan, former advertising solici tor for The Western News, have formed a copartnership and will con duct a real estate agency. Both enjoy a wide acquaintance, are hustlers after business and will doubtless do a land office business. For Sale—Settings of pure single comb brown leghorns, $1 per setting of 15 eggs. Stiles ranch, Hamilton Heights. 25 4t ™ssioners buy NEW RMD G " . I The board of county commissioners at the monthly meeting which is held the first of every month, examined the reports of the supervisors which were approved and warrants drawn for the payment of the same. The board voted that the county purchase a Road King grader, the cost of which is to be $450. It was also voted to purchase new and more com fortable chairs for the jurors of the district court. The report of the viewers appointed for the road petitioned by Thomas Tillman and others, was accepted, but the petition was rejected. In regard to the road petitioned for by C. R. Wagner and others the matter was laid over until a later meeting. The petition of George Hudson and others for the changing of a road in Hamil ton Heights was granted and it was ordered that the present road be dis I continued. The board decided to sell the north 80 acres of the poor farm and it was , decided to advertise for bids at once. . No bid for less than $100 an acre will be considered, and it will be sold to ; the highest cash bidder. ! J. F. Sharp, principal of the Ste : vensville schools, was appointed as a I member of the county educational ex amining board in place of Professor C. C. Williamson, the outgoing mem ber. HAMILTON SHOTGUN MEN AFTER DUPONT TROPHY Hamilton shotgun men are greatly interested in the contest for the Du Pont trophy, a silver medal, hung up by the Du Pont powder people, which began last Sunday. Contest will run through six shoots, each con testant having 150 birds. The score last Sunday resulted as follows: Ritchie, 19; Heffner, 20; Daly, 9; Nicol, 17; Stewart, 15. Buchen, 16; Barnwald, 17; Groo, 22; Crawford, 19; Burbonia, 16; Wellever, 11 .