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VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1910. NUMBER 28 E FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE IN TERESTS OF THE INDUSTRY. A SELLING COMPANY 100 Is Proposed by Messrs. Moody tnd Fer guson—Plan is Indorsed by Asso ciation. Progress is being made in the mat ter of establishing selling agencies for Bitter Root produce. Following the collapse of the old Bitter Root Fruit growers association a meeting of fruit growers was held in this city on April S, at which a committee consisting of W. O. Fisk, F. C. Stevens. W. E. Me Murry, J. E- Totman, J. O. Read and Chairman H. M. Sloan was appointed. Meanwhile, on Thursday eveningW. I. Moody and E. M. Ferguson met with the executive board of the Cham ber of Commerce and the incorpora tion of a selling company to be capital ized at $150,000 was proposed. Messrs. Moody ar.d Ferguson both expressed the conviction ttiat this plan must ulti mately be the solution of the problem of providing markets. Such a com pany working iu harmony withthe fruit growers' association is bound to prove •effective. Mr. Moody suggested that by advertising Bitter Root products along the same general lines employed in advertising Bitter Root land and which has resulted in attracting a tide of immigration, of the very best class and the investment here of millions of dollars, would undoubtedly prove effec tive. Mr. Ferguson, who has large holdings of Bitter Root land and who was for tour years president of the Western Jobbers association and one ■of the largest produce handlers in America and knows the markets and the game thoroughly, c Teitd to co operate and assist, so far as his busi ness affairs will permit, in conducting the enterprise. The proposed com pany would buy direct from the grower, Have the lasting qualities as well as the finish One side spring buggy........................................................$ 75.00 One 2 3-4 mountain wagon complete..............................$ 90.00 One rubber cushion tire automobile back buggy........... 100.00 One farmers heavy truck................................................... 40.00 _ . , Two 4-spring mountain wagons, Studebaker grade. .. 118.00 One top bUggy ..................................................................... /O.UU rills 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. LJ U CD AT TT HTMr L !♦ J L 1« NORTH SECOND STREET 'PHONE 20K HAMILTON, MONTANA paying the market price in cash for the produce and in turn would market the same "under seal." By a system of advertising and "delivering the goods" a demand for Bitter Root pro duce would be created in hundreds of markets. The proposition was dis cussed at considerable length and was favorably received by the committee although no action was taken further tnan to arrange for its presentation at the meeting of fruit growers to be held the following Saturday. On Saturday Messrs. Moody and Ferguson were unavoidably absent. Their proposition was discussed, how ever, and on motion a com mittee consisting of Miles Romney, W. B. Harlan and George Thacher was appointed to draft resolutions voicing the sentiments of the fruit growers assembled. This committee reported the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting of fruit growers of the Bitter Root valley that we welcome the organization in the valley or the advent into the valley of a selling company which will not only help us in broadening and strengthening the markets for our products but will also assist in the education of the growers as to the best methods of growing, picking and packing our fruits and other products and we assure any such company of our hearty support and cooperation. Meanwhile, on motion of Mr. Mc Murry the articles of incorporation of the new Bitter Root Fruit association were adopted. From the reports it was ascertained that a fund of $5000 had been raised for orchard protection. On motion of Mr. Stevens the mem bers of the several soliciting com mittees were delegated and all other local fruit growers were invited to visit the scene of the demonstrations being carried on by State Inspector Dean in the orchards ner Carlton. Norton Succeeds Moody. C. G. Norton, formerly of Milwaukee and who has large land holdings under the big ditch, has succeeded to the management of the land department of the B. R. V. I. Co., following the resignation of W. I. Moody. Ten-acre tracts almost joining Fort George city limits, $50 per acre; $100 cash and $25 per year. 28 4'. CIÏÏ WATER MING IN NEW EXTENSIONS Necessity for Strict Regula tion is Urged for Protec tion Against Fire. The new extensions of the city water system, serving Pine Grove addition and Riverview were com pleted, tested and accepted by the company last Thursday. Since the increased service will tax the capacity of the s) stein, which, however, it is understood will be en larged and improved in the near future, the necessity for more strict regulation of the water system be comes urgent. In all other cities of the state certain hours are prescribed for irrigation of lawns and hydrants must be shut off in case of fire. In case of failure to observe the regulations the offender's water supply is shut off. In this way the water supply is conserved and abundant pressure is maintained in case of fire. Such an innovation would doubtless prove beneficial to all concerned if adopted in Hamilton. EVANGELISTIC SERVICES AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH On Sunday morning, May 1st, the Baptist church will begin a series of special evangelistic meetings. They have secured Miss Laura Salberg of Chicago to conduct the music. She leads the people in song with great skill and delights every one with her solos. Be present at the first service and you will want to be there at every meeting. The meetings will begin each evening at 8 o'clock. Come and hear the gospel preached and sung. For Sale—One lady's and one gentle man's bicycle; new iron bedstead. In quire at residence opposite Harvey's blacksmith shop, north Fourth St. 28-2t THE CITIZENS STUTE IN NEW QUARTERS Bank Now Permanently Es tablished on Corner of Main and Second. The Citizens State bank is now es tablished in permanent quarters on the corner of Main and Second streets, the space formerly used by the Corner drug store and Southern saloon. The building has been remodeled, a new front in mission style adding greatly to its appearance. The bank is fur nished with elegant new furniture and fixtures and a steel lined vault of most substantial make. The Citizens State has enjoyed a remarkable growth and now ranks as one of the leading financial institu tions of western Montana. Strays. Strayed from my ranch south of Victor, on March 12, one bay mare, weighs about 1000 pounds, 12 years old; one small sorrel colt with halter; and one two-year-old black hlly, brand 71 on right shoulder. Suitable reward will be paid for recoiery of these animals. Thos. Roi,i,, 28 4t Victor, Montana, THE SUNSET COMPANY TO OPEN AN OFFICE The Sunset Land company has leased the Erickson building just across the street and south of The Western News building and will open offices as soon as the building can be remodeled and furnished. E. M. Fer guson of Duluth is president of the company, which owns 4,000 acres of orchard under the big ditch. W. I. Moody will also have his pri vate office in this building. For furniture of all grades go to Wagner's furniture store, Grill block, Main St. 22-tf It pays to advertise in thé Western News. CORVALLIS ITEMS Mrs. G. A. White and children, arrived here from South Dakota last week, and visited with friends for a few days. They left, Saturday for their new home near Darby. Bay, Christofferson Co. are excavat ing for an annex to their dry goods and grocery store. Miss Mabel Wagy came up from Missoula, Saturday, to visit her parents over Saturday. J. H. Flugstad came down from Hamilton last week to remain a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Butler. The many friend of J. L- Robbins will be glad to hear that he is able to be around town again. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Ch iffin spent t îe first of the week in Stevensville; Mrs. Chaffin visiting relatives, and Mr. Chaffin assessing the preq erty hold res. Wm. Woods of Great Falls is visit ing his sister, Mrs. H. Neafus, near Woodside. Miss Inez Summers came up from Missoula, Saturday for a short visit with relatives. Miss Rowe came up from Victor Saturday to spend a few days with her brother Ben and wife. John Summers of Missoula, visited relatives in this vicinity the first of the week. An automobile belonging totheB.R. V. I. Co. ran over and kuted a valu able water spaniel, owaed by John Walker, last week. A number of members of the G. A. R. of this place attended the dinner given in their honor at Hamilton Saturday. Lewis Wolfe left for his mine at Cedar Creek Monday, where he will remain for sevrai weeks. Mrs. John Walker, Mrs. Burch, Mr. and Mrs. John Cobb, and Rev. Burli son attended the Baptist Association at Stevensville Sunday. Rev. Law of the Christian Church began a series of sermnos Sundav morning, his subject being "The Church in Prophecy and Purpose." On next Sunday the morning subject will be "The Church Established;" the evening topic, "Man's Greatest Power." All the young people of Corvallis and vicinity are invited by the Pastor of the Christian Church, O. J. Law. to meet at the church at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. May 1 to plan the organization of a Young Peoples society. Sunday, morning, May 8 will be the annual election of church officers. Every member is urged to be present. I JOHNSTON BROS. ARE Enterprising Real Estate Agency Has Platted Choice Residence District. I Johnston Bros, are doing things along south First and Second streets. Last fall they acquired about four : blocks, bordered by First and Second streets and DeSmet avenue. The lots j had been used as a dumping ground I for wood and did not present a very sightly appearance. All this has been ; changed. The ground was cleared, ; leveled and much of it plowed and seeded. The streets and alleys have I been graded and cement walks are j being laid fronting all the lots. The water mains reach every lot and a number of residences are in course of ! construction. I Oliver Blocd, the well known fruit grower, and John E. Albright, a recent arrival from Dakota, are each build ing $3500 residences, J. C. Moore has the foundation laid for a handsome ! dwelling, and B. F. Heavilin of Sleep 1 ing Child Springs and A. H. Downing, the nurseryman, have purchased lots ! and expect to build this season. A. L. Johnston, W. B. Johnston and O. B. Legg arc also planning to build here. All these residences will be strictly modern and, since the lots, 30x140, are sold in pairs, thus giving ample space between the houses, resulting in mini mum insurance rates, a very desirable residence district is being added to Hamilton, "the home city." Sears-Elliot 1. H. Sears and Miss Vista Elliot were united in the holy bonds of mat rimony at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. C. H. fiUUot brotherof the bride acted as best man, and Miss Nora Elliot cousin, as maid of honor The young people are well known and have many friends in the city, who wish them every happiness in life. They will make their home on the west side of the river about five miles north of town.