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THE WESTERN NEWS
Published Each Tuesday ana Friday. MILES ROMNEY Editor and Proprietor. KENNETH ROMNEY City Editor. One Year in Advance . Six Month in Advance .....$2.00 _____$1.00 Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Mont., as second-class matter. A PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER. To Advertisers: The Western News absolutely guarantees its advertisers an act ual bona fide paid circulation within Ravalli county two times greater than that of any other newspaper published in the known world. Advertising contracts will be made subject to this guarantee. m ^ocifiS' TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1910. The democratic nominees for the legislature in Missoula county on Thursday evening at a big meeting, announced each in turn and without reservation, that if elected they would vote for T. J. Walsh for United States senator. Next! Gaby des Lys, the ballet dancer, who is held responsible for the downfall of Manuel, ex-king of Portugal, judg ed by her pictures, is quite a hand some woman. But she was hardly worth a kingdom, at that. Pretty women are too plentiful. Mayor Andrew Logan and Fire Chief Fox of Missoula won the heartfelt ap preciation of Hamilton by the prompt and effective manner in which they so splendidly responded to the call for help when Friday's destructive blaze was creatiug havoc, as only the fire fiend can. The ever-increasing and fast-ap proaching roar of the democratic landslide that is sweeping (he country must lead one to conclude that Robert Lincoln Owens, candidate for coroner, is about the only republican in Mon tana who is sure of election this year. IS THIS THE LAST CHANCE i From the Butte News. Twenty thousand homesteaders came to Montana last spring. Not one of them will have a vote this fall. When they do vote their ballots will be al most a unit in opposition to corpora tion rule. They will be anti-Amal gamated acquisition. A correspond ent of the News suggests that this unprecedented immigration is the oc casion for the Amalgamated company's desire (o control the coming legisla ture 'This will be their last chance." he says, "and they are going to make the best of it." There is nothing far-fetched in the suggestion. It doesn't take 20,000 votes to change the complexion of Montana's election. Five thousand has always sufficed. Students of the state's political situation are firm in the be lief that the farmers' vote is the only thing which will curb the power of the company. This is undobtedly one of the contributing reasons for Gall wey, Alley & Co. This is all the more reason why the people should stand pat this time. An Amalgamated leg islature recognizing that it was the last chance, could do a great deal of harm in 60 days. It might take «0 years to wipe out the damage. ONE-CENT POSTAGE. From the Standard. The story is told that when Harriet Leecher was married to Calvin E. Stowe, she kept the letter describing the ceremony more than four weeks after it was written before she dis patched it to her old friend. Miss Eli/.a Waterman, of Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Stowe was married in Cincinnati. The distance from there to Hartford was almost a thousand miles. Had the post Have You Ever Tasted the LANTIERBrand of Olive Oil Sold by C. S. Kendall, This product is in a class by itself. Possessed of a bland, nutty flavor, it is utterly free from the offensive aroma and nauseating taste characteristic of cheap olive oils. The Rexel] Store C. S. KENDALL The Quality Druggiat jage been a cent she would, we doubt not, have sent her letter the day it j was written. But with a rate of 12 I cents for 300 miles and double that for ! «00 and treble for 900, the thrifty Mrs. I Stowe was impelled to keep her letter ' by her until she could make it contain an account not only of her marriage ; but of her honeymoon as well. We ; passed away from the necessity of fol lowing her example long years ago. But the episode is worth recalling to day in view of the talk of reducing the letter postage to one cent. Postmaster General Hitchcock thinks that one-cent postage is one of the possibilities of the near future. He be lieves that the postoffice department will be placed on a self-sustaining bas is before the close of another fisca» year. He expects this to come about through the introduction of several labor-saving machines at Washington and elsewhere. When that happy day dawns, one of the first effects will be to reduce the rates of letter post age to one cent. The postal arrange ments of the United States are among the most perfect in all our domestic economy. Even with the two-cent rate the increase in correspondence has been marvelous. What it would be if that rate were cut in two one can only guess. DIFFERENCE BETYVEEEN GOOD AND BAD CORPORATIONS. Herbert N. Casson in LaFollette's Mag azine. A foolhardy corporation that defies j the will of the public is like the rabbit that got drunk and spat in the bull dog's face. The public is the Boss. It always has been the Boss, whenever it wanted to be. It always will be the Boss That is the Bfe Pent ef .... ...... the is the Big Fact of history and of present political situation. The bigger and richer a corporation is the better it must behave. Impu dence and haughtiness are forgivable in a small corporation, but not in a large one. We demand a far higher standard of conduct, for instance, from an elephant than we do from a canary bird. And those corporations that have the bulk of giants and the man ners of newsboys, have got to get rid <>f either the bulk or the manners, The public admires efficiency. It believes in the value of organization, 11 has no objection to the size of a cor poration. It is even inclined to be proud of an immense and well handled company. But it will never allow a big corporation to bully and swagger and dominate. It will never permit the strongest members of the national family to be petted and pampered as though they were babies in the cradle, I here is no inevitable war between the corporations and the public. When the public learns to quit baiting all corporations indiscriminately, and when the corporations learn to play fair and be sociable, there will come an era of peace and good will that will result in such prosperity as we have never known. The old days of secrecy and tricks and I-can-do-what-I-llke-with-iny-own property, are gone. Nobody can do what he likes. Nobody can pitch his private tent on the public highway. Nobody can flout and despise his neighbors We are all jumbled up to gether in these United States, and U. S. stands for "us." No matter how rich, or how poor, we are, we have got to play fair and be friendly or get ruled out of the. game. To dodge and quibble and blustei* can do nothing more than to delay and increase the punishment. As for the corporations that are act ing sensibly, it is necessary for us to protect them from injustice as it is for us to punish the others. When we at tack a decent corporation, we pre.ent others from becoming decent. In fact, what we need just at this stage, as a practical guide to good citizenship, is a white list of corporations that are really trying to be useful and honest and polite, and a black list of corpor I atlons that are stubbornly defying and resisting the authority of the public. How about it? Why not call the roll on corporations? DIVORCED. Decrees of divorce were granted last week by Judge Myers in the cases of Bernice Lyon versus Arthur Lyon and Clarence Waugh versus Jennie Waugh. COUNTY ATTORNEY STANDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ,au,Icnea - me OD ' jeCt beln S t0 attraCt fr0m McCulloch R. LEE M'CULLOCH. Because of the zeal he has shown in the performance of the duties of his office and because he has strenuously endeavored to enforce the laws as he found them on the statute books, par ticularly in the matter of gambling and the indiscriminate sale of liquors to minors and habitual drunkards, Coun ty Attorney McCulloch is up against a hard fight in his campaign for re-elec tion The so-called sporting element is hot after his scalp. To this end several candidacies for the office of county attorney have been launched—the ob and fritter away as many votes as pos sible that might naturally go to him. The result of this fight will be awaited with interest. The issue is clearly defined. It is up to the voters of Ravalli county to indicate whether or not they favor strict enforcement of the laws. That's all that McCul loch has been trying to do. JAMES GIBUS SLASHES WITH POCKET KNIFE James Gibbins, an old-time lumber man, while temporarily deranged, the result of excessive drinking, attempt ed suicide yesterday morning about 8 o'clock. When discovered in a room over the Scandia he was bleeding pro fusely from cuts in his neck, "self inflicted with a small pocket knife. Dr. Casserly was called and dressed the wounds and the patient is now making good progress to recovery. MISOSULA DEMOCRATS HAVE NEWSPAPER NOW Missoula, Oct. 21.—The Missoula Democrat, a democratic campaign pa per, made its appearance last evening. The paper devotes space to the can didates on the county ticket, but is centering its fight on the election of the legislative ticket and the defeat of Carter. Kenneth Romney of Ham ilton is editor of the new publication and Frank McHaffie of Missoula is business manager. JONES COMES RACK. Jason J. Jones, a Missoula mail clerk who has been recuperating on a Vic tor farm for the past three months, returned to Missoula yesterday and after a short stay will go south to remain during the winter months. Mr. Jones was taken ill early last spring and when he was removed to the Vic tor farm was not expected to live. At that time he had been reduced in avoirdupois from something like 145 to 87. On his return to Missoula yes terday he tipped the scales at 117 pounds'and said he was feeling fine Mitsoulian. RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. The following resolutions of re spect were passed by Prudence lodge No. 1474 Modern Brotherhood of America, upon the death of Mrs. Clara Marvel of Seattle. Whereas God, in His wisdom and providence has seen fit to take fron'! our midst Sister Clara Marvel, and, Whereas, In her death our lodge has sustained the loss of one of its worthy members; therefore be it Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to the divine will, know ing that He doeth all things well. Resolved, That we extend to the be reaved husband and family in their sad bereavement our profound sym pathy in this their hour of sorrow. Resolved. That a copy of these res olutions be spread upon the minutes and be dedicated to her memory; that a copy be tendered her bereaved hus band and family, and that they also be published in The Western News. MRS. FRANK JONES. W. P. HALL. MRS. V. J. HOUTCHENS, Committee. FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF COUNTY SCHOOLS MISS NORA SMITHEY. If one good term deserves another, Miss Nora Smithey is certainly de serving of being re-elected superin tendent of Ravalli county schools. Two years ago Miss Smithey was drafted by the democrats to make the race, and graciously accepting the nomination was elected by a hand some majority. Since then she has devoted her entire time to the schools of the county, giving very general sat isfaction. If a single complaint has arisen it is because in the line of duty, well performed, under the law, a just decision could not please both sides in case of a controversy. Miss Smithey began teaching ii Monroe county, Mo., in 1889. After wards she attended the Kirksville normal four years. Coming to Mon tana she taught in the schools of Florence, Woodside. Corvallis and Darby for nine years. In November, 1908, Miss Smithey was elected county superintendent and having received a unanimous nomination from the dem ocratic convention, she would greatly appreciate a vote of indorsement by the people of Ravalli county. She has made good" and should be re-elected STEVEN'SVILLE PHONE SERVICE. Stevensville, Oct. 20.—Arrangements are being made to move the Rocky Mountain Bell telephone exchange here, the change in location to be made in a couple of weeks. From the present location it will be moved to rooms in the second story of the Bit ter Root Valley bank building. When the change is made a new switchboard will be installed, which will be great er in size than the present one. The business of the Bell company has in creased to such an extent that it will require two operators to handle the switchboard work, which one operator is now doing. The management claims that the change of equipment in the local exchange will greatly improve the service here. SHERIFF WARD GOING BACK TO THE FARM Sheriff C. W. Ward is already mak ing preparations to take up his abode on his fine ranch, a few miles south of Darby, when his term of office ex pires on January 1. Rapid progress is being made with the construction of his new, comfortable and commodious residence and so the genial sheriff says Mrs. Ward, the children and he will all be glad to get back to the farm. FARMERS DEMAND A REDUCTION IN RATES Walla Walla. Wash., Oct. 23.—Over 100 farmers, members of a farmers' union, met here today for the purpose of formulating demands for a reduc tion in rates on Inland Empire wheat consigned to coast or eastern points over the Northern Pacific and Oregon railways. An investigation of the pres ent rates will be made this afternoon, following the recent reduction to some eastern and middle western points. While the Oregon lines and the Northern Pacific have made some slight reductions in rates, the O. R. & N. rates now equaling those of other roads. President Clew of the Farmers' union stated that the rates were still prohibitive. It is understood that unless the rail roads make the reductions in rates de manded, the farmers will store their grain and refuse to ship it, even though it remains on their hands at a great loss. NEW WAY TO FELL A TREE. Berlin inventor has recently de signed a simple device for the felling of trees. The trunks are cut by the friction of a steel wire about 1 mm. indiameter, which, as demonstrated by practical tests, is able to cut through a tree about 20 inches (50 cm.) in thickness in 6 minutes. The wire, which is carried too and fro by an electric motor, is heated by friction FREE! a Pair of Regal Shoes or a McKibbo with w every suit overcoat or You know what Regal shoes are, or if you don't here is a chance to try them. • O • • 9© «9 €• GO • • RegalClothingCo. on the tree to such an extent as to burn through the timber, the result being a cut which is both smoother and cleaner than that effected by a saw. The wire will work satisfactorily on the thtlckest trees without the in sertion of wedges into the cut and the trees may be cut immediately above or below the ground. In the latter case the stump may be left safely in the soil. The motor which actuates the wire is placed outside of the range affected by the fall of the tree and when electricity is not already avail able it can be generated by a trans portable pow'er plant consisting of a 10 horse-power petrol motor and dy namo, which are left at the entrance to the forest during the felling opera tions. ' DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. For Representative in Congress— CHARLES S. HARTMAN. For Clerk of Supreme Court— TIMOTHY O'LEARY. For Railroad Commissioner— PETER SANGER. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. JFor State Senator— H. C. GROFF. Ror Representatives in the Legis lature— W. E. M'MURRY. GEO. \V. JOHNSON. For County Attorney— R. LEE M'CULLOCH. For Sheriff— GEORGE SEE. For Treasurer— THOMAS J. HEFLING. For Clerk and Recorder— CHARLES S. MILES. For Superintendent of Schools— MISS NORA SMITHEY. For Assessor— J. C. DOUGHERTY. For County Commssioner— JOHN F. LOGAN. For Public Administrator— H. L. ROBINSON. For County Surveyor— LEONARD OERTLI. DEMOCRATIC TOWNSHIP TICKET. For constables. Ward township— J. M. HIGGINS and C. A. BAILEY. 1 For constable, Edwards township— GEO, A. WALDO. For constable, Skalkaho towmship— F. V. SEE and J. A. WARREN. For constables, Corvallis township— THOMAS RANDOLPH and JAMES E. ! CRADDOCK. W. E. McMnrry Democratic Nominee FOR REPRESENTATIVE Tiflis 4 ». ajs LORRIAUTS a o PUREST CAST©* O/, ' PREPARED NEW PI PROCESS AND NOTH INC CASTOR à Wf ETCHED AND PUVORCD SWEET AS SUGAR MEDICINAL EFFECTS EXACTLY THE SAME AS ORDINARY CASTOR OIL Keep Bottle Well Corked and » _ in a Cool Place. _ DOSE Ü to / Tablespoonful, Children in Proportion to age. Prepared by Corner Drugstore Mamikon, Hont.