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THE WESTERN NEWS.
V/ VOLUME XX HAMILTON, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, .JUNE 8, 1910. NUMBER 34 MAYOR AND COUNCIL ACE DOING INK THE NEW ADMINISTRATION IS GET TING OFF RIGHT. TO PROVIDE HITCHING RACKS For Accommodation of Farmer» —Going After Free Mail Delivery—Much Business Transacted. Mayor M. J. Flaherty and all the members of the council were present at the regular monthly meeting- of the city council Monday night. J. H. Sapiro represented the legal depart ment of the city. All matters before the council were cleaned up in a busi ness-like way. After the usual routine business had been disposed of, salary and expense bill audited and reports of city officers examined and approved, considerable new business was transacted. The bonds of City Treasurer Taylor in the sum of $5000 and of James Fort, cement contractor, in the sum of $500 were approved. A resolution was adopted requiring that ali city work, involving the out lay of more than $250, be advertised for bids. A new sidewalk ordinance was pre sented by Attorney Sapiro and re ferred to committees on ordinances and streets and alleys. A petition from the executive com mute of the Chamber of Commerce, recommending legislation prohibiting the sale of dangerous explosives and the observation of a "safe and sane" celebration of the Fourth was present ed. The mayor and council while favoring the idea, felt that, in view of the fact that the dealers had made large purchases, no new legislation could be made operative in the brief time intervening. It was suggested, however, that the mayor issue a proc lamation requesting that the people refrain from discharging dangerous explosives within the fire limits. The J. H. THEIS FOR UP-TO-DATE MERCHANDISE A Week of Bargains in White Goods Everything in the White Goods line goes at a big discount. We carry a beautiful line of plain and novelty white goods—India Linons, Nainsooks, Persian and French Lawns, Domestic and Imported Swisses, each and every piece at a discount. Laces and Embroideries One lot of laces worth up to 12ic C on sale at per yard..................vC One lot of embroideries at..... 4c yard One lot of embroideries at..... 9c yard Towels A splendid lot of towels underpriced for this week.............. 5c to 75c each Bath towels.............. 10c to 50c each Handsome line of wide Flouncings, Bandsand Edgings greatly underpriced this week. Table Linens Nothing quite appeals to the ladies as much as fine table linens and we certainly show an elegant line. We import them direct, therefore we are in a position to seil them at the right price. One lot of bleached mercerized cloth, Regular bleached and unbleached all pure regular 75c quality, at.............. 59c yard linen cloth........................ 65c to $2.00 Beautiful lot of Round Pattern cloth» at all prices Worth 85c to $2.50 ydj napkins to match In Our Ready-to-wear Department Ladies' Muslin Underwear The best line of high grade underwear for ladies and children, cheaper than you can buy the materials. Ladies' White Waists One lot of waists, good values at regular price up to $1.75 each; this week at............... $1.29 Another lot worth up to $3.00 at........... $1.98 A beautiful line of Hand Embroidered Linen Waists underpriced All White Wear Underpriced Ladies' White Dresses The best you ever saw at the price, from $4.50 to $25.00 Millinery Department Willow plumes are going to be the popular thing for the fall season. Good time to buy one now. We just received a fine new lot of them from $5 to $10 cheaper than you will be able to buy one 30 days from now, Our Ladies* and Childrens Hats Greatly Reduced Don't forget our Shoe Department, the latest and best line in the city J. H. THEIS Hamilton, Mont. Up-To-Date Merchandise Corner Main-Third Sts era petitions of W. L. Lindley for a per mit to erect a tent for an ice cream parlor on the Tyler lots, Third street and of M. Carrier for a permit to erect a frame building to be occupied by a moving picture show, on the Reimel lot, between the postoffice and Erickson building, were tabled. F. L. Burns was granted permission to erect a 13-foot clock in front of his j store. A permit was also granted for j the construction of a spur from the ; railway to the rear of the Bitter Root : steam laundry. The report of Auditor Groo, who ; has been examining the city treas- I urer's books, upon request of the lat- j ter, was referred to the auditing com >jnittee. Alderman Witcomb reported that j the flush tanks had been connected with the sewer and are working satis- I factorily. Upon suggestion of Alderman Mur- | ray the city attorney was instructed j to draft an ordinance providing for the transfer of the management of ; the cemetery from the board to a com mittee of aldermen. A delegation of business men, of which H. H. Spaulding acted as spokesman, appeared beefore the council and requested that hitching racks or other accomodations be pro vided for the teams of the farmers who come to town to trade. The matter was favorably considered by the council and Mayor Flaherty ap pointed a committee, consisting of Aldermen Witcomb, Peterson and Southwick to take charge of the mat ter. Mayor Flaherty brought up the matter of free delivery of mail within the city. He stated that the receipts of the Hamilton postoffice were far in excess of the requirements for city delivery; that good progress is being made in the matter of improved side walks and suggested that steps be taken to secure free delivery. The council heartily favored the proposi tion and the city attorney was in structed to draft an ordinance provid ing for the numbering of buildings, which is required by the postal de partment, and it was decided to ex pedite the matter as rapidly as pos sible. The latest magazines and periodi cals at McLaughlin's Club news stand. 34 tf j j ; : ; I j j I | j ; ; J i ' ! ■ FORT MISSOULA TAKEN BY HAMILTON CHAMPS The Bitter Rooters Play Horse With the Soldiers—The Missoula Giants Next. It was the same o ! d story last Sun day—Eddie Hammond's bunch played horse with soldiers from Fort Mis soula. The only run the soldiers got was a gift. Although very one-sided the game was interesting. Gebeau for Hamilton, pitched a strong game, allowing only four hits and making two clean safties himself. In the first inning Gebeau pitched nine strikes in succession. In Ham ilton's first crack at the ball, McQuaid reached first on an error. Hammond was safe en a fielder's choice and Wil liams knocked the ball to the fence for two bases. Fort Missoula's run came in the ninth, when Teevan got a base on balls ar,d Davis hit safely to right. Davis was afterwards caught off of first by Marx. Owings got a safe hit, advancing Teevan to third. While Spaulding was at bat Teevan stole home and was safe because of McQuaid's wild throw. Fort Missoula lined up as follows: Teevan, shortstop; Davis, left field; Qwinys, catch; Spaulding, right field; McKillop, second base; Smith, center field; Blair, first base; Nichols and Winkler, third base; Pear, Blair and Diffendoerffer, pitchers. Hamilton — McQuaid, shortstop; Hammond, third base; Williams, cen ter field; Snyder, first base; Marx, catcher; Raftery, second base; Gray, left field; Fullerton, right field; Ge beau, pitcher. Score by innings: F ort Missoula ....00000000 1— 1 Hamilton........4 2000251 *—14 Attendance about 500. Umpire—Powers. Next Sunday Hamilton will play the Missoula Giants. McLaughlin's Club newsstand for the latest magazines and periodi cals. 34 tf SHUKK IS STUNG B! LIGHTNING Northern Pacific Agent at Darby Has Remarkable Experience. F. L. Shunk, agent for the North ern Pacific railway at Darby, had a mighty close call from lightning Monday. While sitting r,t his desk receiving a telegraph message a curtent of lightening juice ran along the wire, chased up his right arm, his hand be ing on the key, circled around his body and our from his left foot, tear ing his sock ar.d puncturing a hole in his shoe. Mr. Slunk was rendered uncon scious by the terrible shock, from which he recovered rapidly, but did not suffer any serious consequences from the lightning's capers. POSTMASTER CHAFFIN GETS RAISE IN SALARY j __ Washington, June 6—Under the annual adjustment of postmasters' salaries, the pay of postmaster Chaffin of Hamilton will be raised from $1,800 to $2,100. This raise will take effect on July !.. The following increases in Montana offices are also announced: Missoula $100; Kalispel, $100; Manhattan $300; Stevensville $200; Columbia Falls, $200; Eureka, $200; Whitefish, $100. The salary of the postmaster at Plains is reduced from $1,300 to $1,200, and the Bonner postoffice is cut from $1,000 to the fourth class. Free Demonstration of J. J. McAllister's Specific liniment b-v the mannfacturer, at the Corner Drug store. Specialties, catarrh, bronchial asthma, hay lever, neural gia, gastritis, indigestion, la grippe, rheumatism, etc. 34 It CORVALLIS CULLINGS Corvallis. Mont., June 7.—Mrs. Maud Hollinsworth and little daugh ter of Missoula are visiting Mrs. Hol linsworth's mother, Mrs. John Burch. Mr. and Mrs. Sperry came oyer from Butte the first of last week and are visiting at the Jack Hay home. Mrs. Austin Woods and children and Mrs. J. Schwab left last week for Poison, Mont., where they will make their home. Dr. Thornton is having a stone building erected on Main street which he will use for a drug store. The new post office building is under construc tion. Slack Bros, have added an annex to their store which will be used as an implement department. Mort Dixon of Stevensville spent last week visiting his niece, Mrs. John Cobb. Eleven pupils of the Corvallis seventh grade took the state geogra phy exaunnatiou the last of May and all were successful iu passiug, nift-king a class average of 93. Johnnie Tatro received a grade of 100. Floyd Heron was the only member of the eighth grade who was successful in passing the state examination. Mrs. Robert Johnson came up from Missoula Saturday for a lew day's visit with her mother, Mrs. John Hawker. The Young People's Union League now has a membership of more than fifty. The three aims of the league are to cultivate a literary, a social and a spiritual life. Steps are being taken to organize a chorus of young people who will entertain the public at a musical in a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. James Lear, Messrs. Cobb and Sirntnons and Misses Rea and Leuore Myers spent a pleasant day at Sleeping Child springs, Sun day. Children's Day exercises will be held at the Christian church next Sunday at 8 p. m. BATES-HEALD Miss Edna Heald and Richard A. Bates of Victor were united in mar riage June 26, Rev. A. B. Judson of ficiating. The Western News extends most hearty congratulations to the popular young couple. MISS MADEEN SCORES IN DISTRICT COURT SECURES DISMISSAL OF CLIENT ONI POINT OF LAW. A SPECIAL VENIRE DRAWN Jury in Burney Perjury Case Disagrees — Another Burglary Case Being Tried Today. Miss Emma Madeen, whom the court had appointed attorney for Robert O'Conner, charged with burg lary, last Monday secured the dismis sal of her client and caused Judge Myers and all the attorneys to sit up and take notice by springing a su preme court decision that proved a clincher and of which all seemed to be in blissful ignorance. O'Conner was charged with burg lary, the offence consisting of the theft of a pair of pants from a butcher shop at Stevensville. When the case came up for trial, after the jury had been selected and all the preliminaries cleared away, Attorney Madeen arose and quietly asked that the case against O'Conner be dismissed on the ground that he could not be guilty of the crime charged—there having been no trespass in the premises. In sup port of her contention she cited a Montana supreme court decision that holds, in a similar case, that the pub lic is privileged to enter any public place of business during business hours and that trespass is a condition precedent to burglary. At most the accused could only be convicted of larceny. The court sustained the point and the case against O'Conner was dismissed. In the case of the State vs. James Murphy, charged with burglary, a similar case, the court instructed the jury to return a verdict of acquittal. In the case of John Burney, a one (Continued on Page 4)