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VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1910. NUMBER 27 IHE DITCH DIGGERS TO MEET HAMILTON I - The Baseball Fans to Con gregate on Home Dia mond Next Sunday. The baseball fans are warming up. LaBt Thursday the big leagues got busy and on Sunday Hamilton's pride in a tryout with "Deegan's colts" wiped the latter of the map, the score of 26 to 0 telling the tale. The new suits for the ball team have arrived and are displayed in the window of the Regal Clothing Co. These suits are very nifty, being of white material with black trimminfc, and carrying the letter H in Old English on each manly bosom. Next Sunday the Ditch diggers from Bitter Root or Three Mile, will come to Hamilton to meet the "champs" on the home ground and an intersting game is promised. The Builders are Busy. Ground was broken Monday for the McGrath block and the lots are being Cleared for the erection of the O'Brien block on Main. The frame building occupied by Bliss & Tompkins' saloon is being moved to the lot adjoining the Powers plumbing shop, on Main between Fourth and Fifth streets, where the proprietors will continue to do business until another location is available. Work is progressing nicely on the Gage Mercantile Co., Johnson & Kelley and Hotel Hamilton blocks and on numerous dwellings through out the city and valley. Death of Mrs. John Schofield The sad intelligence was received here this morning of the death of Mrs. John Schofield of Darby this morning at 2 o'clock. Blood poison was the Cause of death. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 p. tn. The deceased is survived by the hus band and several children and who have the sympathy of the entire com munity. STUDEBAKER VEHICLES Have the lasting qualities as well as the finish One side spring buggy........................................................$ 75.00 One rubber cushion tire automobile back buggy........... 100.00 One top buggy..................................................................... 75.00 One 2 3-4 mountain wagon complete..............................$ 90.00 One farmers heavy truck................................................... 40.00 Two 4-spring mountain wagons, Studebaker grade ... 118.00 This is a special price we are making to close It will pay you to see these jobs before buying Come in and price our Spike Tooth Harrows, Spring Tooth Harrows, Sulky Plows, Chilled and Steel Plows, Gang Plows, Shovel Plows, Cultivators, Singletrees, Doubletrees, Shovels, Hoes, Rakes See us when you need anything for the farm or garden Iron Age Garden Seeder and Tools Complete $15.00 IRON AGE POTATO PLANTERS are the best because when a field is finished you know there is a seed in every place it should be. The machine provides a place for a hand to see that there are no misses. H. H. SPAULDIN G—....... NORTH SECOND STREET 'PHONE 20K HAMILTON, MONTANA CORVALLIS GULLIN6S Corvallis, April 19.—Chas. Francis of Spokane visited his sister-in-law, Mrs. Wm. Pierce of Woodside, several days of last week. Mrs. Mary A. G. Fagley of St. Paul, Minn., arrived in Corvallis this week for a visit with her sons, H. L. and W. M. Fagley. School closed four days of last week on account of measles. J. P. Riley was over from Butte last week looking after his interest in the Woodside Creamery Co. Mrs. Smithey of Monroe county, Missouri, arrived in Coryallis last week for a visit with her son, Russell. She was accompanied by her grandson, Thomas Cooper, and a friend, Eugene G. Pearson. Sam Brown left for his old home at Torrington, Conn., Friday, where he will visit relatives for several weeks. He intends to visit his brother at Salt Lake City, enroute. The funeral of Mrs. Lily Martin, who died at her home near Stevens ville Thursday, was conducted by Rev. Lear at the Christian church Friday afternoon. Interment was made in the Corvallis cemetery. Mrs. Martin leaves a husband, four children, a mother and several brothers and sis ters to mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of the entire community. Mr. C. Boucher is having a large three story residence erected on his ranch east of Corvallis. Rev. J. O. Law of Omaha, Neb, arrived here Friday and has accepted the pastorate of the Christian church. He delivered interesting sermons, both Sunday morning and evening. The school entertainment given at the Presbyterian church Friday even ing was well attended, the proceeds amounting to $37. The little girls' chorus, "Better be Good," the boys' calesthenic drill and the little girls' pantomine, "The Holy City," deserve special mention, each proving Miss Bailey an efficient trainer. Leslie Snell has resigned his position as manager of the Woodside creamery and is succeeded by Mr. Clemens of Iowa, who took charge Monday. Mr. Snell expects to go to the Flathead soon, where he was successful in the land drawing. Mr. Chas. Williams of Victor is very ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Rowe. He was brought to Cor vallis Sunday to be near Dr. Thornton, who is attending him. Mr. and Mrs. James McDowell came up from Missoula Sunday for a visit with relatives. MR. BENHETT INSPECTS BIG DITCH PROJECT THE ENTIRE DITCH, 84 MILES LONG, TO BE COMPLETED THIS SUMMER 125 MILES OF LATERALS Head« of Four Development Projects Subscribe $2700 in Ten Minutes for Protection Against Orchard Pests. President Frank I. Bennett of the Bitter Root Valley Irrigation company spent the past week inspecting the big irrigation project and the development work being carried on in connection with it. With each succeeding visit Mr. Ben nett becomes more and more impressed with the valley and it will surprise no one if he concludes to make his home here a good part of each season. Speaking of the project yesterday Mr. Bennett expressed satisfaction with the progress being made. He stated that the contractors now expect to complete the big ditch to Three Mile by May 1. Mr. Bennett further stated that the last section of the big ditch extending it to Woodchuck, which will be utilized as the outlet for surplus water, will doubtless be com pleted early in the summer. This sec tion will not be contracted but will be constructed by the company; the ditch machines now being used in the con struction of laterals will be used in this work. The construction of laterals, to dis tribute the water from the big ditch, is of itself a big job. These laterals aggregate 125 miles in length and are being dug with machines. On Thursday evening Mr, Bennett representing the B. R. V. I. Co., W. I. Moody representing the Lake Como and Sunset orchards, and- O. W. Kerr representing Charles Heights and Cur lew orchards, at a little informal meeting in the lobby of the Ravalli hotel, subscribed $2,700 to the fund j being raised to protect the orchards of the valley from the introduction of pests. This sum raises the total al ready subscribed to about $4,000, which will be placed at the disposal of State Inspector M. L. Dean, who is prosecuting a vigorous defensive war fare in behalf of the orchardists. The three subscribers above mentioned signed up for 25 cents per acre for 10,800 acres of new orchard lands, al ready planted or to be planted, this season, as follows: B. R. V. I. Co., 6,600 acres; Lake Como orchards, 1,600; Sunset orchards, 1,600; Charlos Heights and Curlew orchards, 1,000 acres. Mr. Bennett expects to return to Chicago within a few days. He state ed that Mr. Cobe would probably not visit the valley before fall. Call for Bids. Notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of May, 1910, there will be sold at public auction at the front door of the court house at Hamilton, Ravalli county, Montana, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described real property, situate, lying and being in Ravalli county, Montana, to-wit: The northwest quarter of the south east quarter and the south half of the south half of the northeast quarter of section 15, township 6 north, range 21 west; the same being a part of the Ravalli County Poor farm lands. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appur tenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Excepting that the standing timber growing on said lands, together with the necessary rights of way to remove the same is reserved. No bid of less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per acre will be re ceived. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Ravalli county, Montana. Geo. A. Reese, 27 4t Clerk of Board. Victor Keips Discharged. Victor Keips was discharged Mon day from the county jail, the case against him having been dismissed, ttcips was tried'Twice in the district court on a charge of robbery. Both juries disagreed. Meanwhile Keips was confined in the county jail a period of 156 days. THE ELKS' MINSTRELS' FRIDAY NIGHT Rag Time Reception at the Lucas Opera House by Elks From Missoula. Positively the event of the season will take place at the Lucas opera house next Friday evening. Seventy-five of the jolliest Elks in Missoula will appear in ragtime min strelsy. This merry bunch of singers, dancers and comedians, under direc tion of James W. Evans, who staged the "Whirl o' th' Town" for the local Eastern Star, wilt surely drive dull care out of Hamilton on the occasion of their visit. The Elks minstrels will appear in Missoula tonight and Thursday night and in Hamilton Friday night. Leighton Stewart and other local Elks have the arrangements in charge and are preparing a rousing reception for the antlered brethren from the "Hub City." Tickets are already on sale. You had better reserve yours right now as standing room will be at a premium Friday night. The bunch will come on a special trian and will parade the principal streets. Three Divorce Suits Filed. The following suits were filed in district court during the week: Emma Dubois vs. Fred J. Dubois for divorce on the ground of desertion. B. R. V. I. Co. vs. Lionel E. Mann ing, condemnation of right-of-way for ditch. Lulu M. Brickley vs. Chas, B. Brick ley, divorce on the ground of non support. Clara Johnson vs. Alva Johnson, divorce on the ground of desertion. For furniture of all grades go to Wagner's furniture store, Grill block. Main St. 22-tf It pays to advertise in the Western News. ! j ! Fruitgrowers Take Notice. Missoula, Mont., April 7, 1910.—The increase in the number of trees in the state this year is so great that it is im possible for the State Board of Horti culture to carry on the regular annual spraying that has been done in the past. To all owners of infested or chards, I wish to personally call your attention to the matter and advise you to give your trees attention. All or chards reported infested with scale or other pests will be carefully inspected during the season, and where the fruit shows the scale, codlin moth or scab it will be condemned and destroyed. The entire orchard is subject to a quarantine if infested and no fruit can be sold therefrom. If at any time any suspicious conditions are manifest in any orchard if notified we will inves tigate at once and be glad to give any aid or suggestion as to the proper ma terials to use for spraying and the correct »time to apply them. All or chard brush must be bnrned before the 1st of June or it may be burned by the inspector at the expense of the owner. For the blister mite or scale, spray before the buds open, with lime and sulphur, commercial brands, 1 gallon to 8 or 10 of water; home boiled, 15 lbs. of sulphur-15 pounds of lime to 50 gal lons of water boiled one hour. For chewing insects such as Canker worm, bud moth and tent caterpiller, spray with two or three lbs. arsenate of lead to 50 gallons of water. For Codlin moth use above solution as soon as the petals begin to fall; repeat in two weeks aud again when the apples are about half grown. For apple scab spray as soon as the petals fall, with Bordeaux mixture, three pounds copper sulphate, five pounds lime to 50 gallons of water; or lime sulphur, 1 gallon to 20 of water; repeat in 10 to 12 days and, depending on the weather, about the middle of August if the scab begins to show on the fruit. For the green aphis (green lice) spray or dip the twigs in a solution of black leaf tobacco, one part, to 40 of wattr. For wooly aphis, loosen the soil about the roots for two feet from the tree and cover the roots with the above solution and replace the soil. As soon as the lice appear on the water sprouts or twigs, spray them. For blight, cut and burn the twigs as soon as noticed. Always disinfect the tools after each cut with corrosive sublimate solution. M. L. Dean, Inspector at Large.