Newspaper Page Text
(2.00 AIEA» Issued Twice a Week THE WESTERN NEWS $2.00 A YEAR Every Tuesday and Friday VOL XXI. HAMILTON, MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1910. NO. 11. COOPER TOLD GROFF DEFEATED CANDIDATE FOR LEG ISLATURE W AS ASSURED GROFF SIGNED SALOON PLEDGE. J. Frank Cooper of Darby, defeated tive in the legislature, was told by the comintitee of the Ravalli county saloon men, when asked to sign* their pledge, that H. C. Groff had signed the agreement. This is vouched for by the following letter by Mr. Cooper to Henry Grover, president of the Inde pendent league: Darby, Montana. Dec. 9th., 1910.—Mr. Henry Grover, Hamilton, Montana. Dear Sir: Even a worm will turn. As The Western News has been pub lishing a great deal since election about the Saloon Men's Pledge, as hav ing been signed by H. C. Groff, John McLaughlin, B. F. Plummer and my self—in a measure to justify myself— I take the liberty of writing you, you being the president of the Independent league. A short time after the republican county convention in September, Mr. Mace of Stevensville and Messrs. O'Brien, Wakely and Abbey of Hamil ton, called on me at the Hotel Priscilla with their paper, which they wished signed. They informed me that Mr. Groff and Mr. McLaughlin had signed it, and that Mr. Plummer would sign it. I asked them as to what the pur pose of the signing of the paper was and was led to believe it was merely to find out how we stood in regard to matters contained therein. 1 told them that I was not a saloon man and just exactly how I stood in regard to the measures therein contained, and should I be elected, I should go to Hel ena to represent the whole people. I asked them if they were positive that Mr. Groff had signed the paper, or one just like it, and Mr. Mace replied that he, Groff, had, and that Mr. Groff had used this expression at the time of signing it: "By G —, I am going over there to represent the whole people." —our present representative at Hel Mr. Groff is a personal friend of mine ena, and at that time I placed his judgment above my own. Now, with the above-named men's forcible statements to me that Mr. ■Groff had signed their paper, also that Mr. McLaughlin, a minister of the gos pel, had, and that we were still free to represent the whole people, you can see the position n which 1 am placed. Whether or not the saloon men s state- ! inents were fabrications, I leave it. for | you to judge. But in regard to the statement published in the Indepen- ! /Ipnl 1 lnffriio'c nifnnltjra conf mii at 1 ■dent league's circulars, sent out at election time, and in the News since, about the text books, in my own case, it is false, that is, if I can understand plain English. "Are you in favor of new textbooks to be furnished by the State?" That is the wording in the paper brought to me. So you can see that the statement in the Independent league's circulars and the News are, in my case, radically wrong. "What is the object of this?" I asked, and Mr. ,0'Brien answered that a bill would .come before the next, legislature for that purpose, and that the revenues of the state were so low that there would not be money to pay for free text books for the schools. Now, I have the secretary's word of honor, of the saloon association, that the papers the different candidates signed are burned. Be that, as it may, I candidly admit that I erred and am exceedingly glad that I lost out o ____ _ _ ____ ____ in the election, for the very reason that I would have had my hands tied, and would not have been able to represent the whole peo ple honestly and fearlessly. I repeat the text book proposition as worded in your circulars in my own case, were absolutely false. But it is not neces sary to my defeat, and I also repeat that I am glad I was defeated, for the reasons stated above. Yours respect fully, J. FRANK COOPER, Darby, Mont., Dec. 10, 1910.—Mr. Henry Grover, Hamilton, Mont. My Dear Sir: As Mr. Mace of Stevens ville has made an affidavit and pub lished it in The Western News, stating that I am one of the four who signed the saloon men's pledge, it becomes imperative for me to publish before the people why I signed it, and I shall appreciate it as a favor if you will give a copy of my letter to you of the 9th inst. to every paper in Ravalli county, should they desire it. And I believe they will be glad to publish it. As it is before the people that I did sign a paper for the saloon men, I want them to know why I signed it. Now, the first sentence of my letter of yesterday, about the "worm," is, figuratively, myself. I could not al low something published about me that was not true without turning and answering. What I have reference to is about the text books. Trusting that I have made every thing clear to you, I beg to remain, Yours truly, J. FRANK COOPER. IT'S JUST BUNCOMBE. Our invertebrate contemporary re marks that the county commissioners, after considering the "quality of work done by the different bidders," award ed it the county printing contract. This buncombe is for consumption by those who don't know better. The truth is that The Western News has, dollar for dollar, five times the equipment of the Republican, and it is in the hands of a foreman whose standing would not permit him to accept employment in our contemporary's antiquated junk ..shop. WEEK OF SKIRMISHING AT AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGARDING TARIFF. j Washington, Dec. 11—A week serious effort at tariff tinkering While many bills have been introduce for the repeal of duties on lumber food products, coal and many ra\ materials, they have come from thi democratic minority and are regarde» as indicating the intentions of in dividuals next session, when the demo crats will be in the majority. In thi senate the only tariff activity ha: been in connection with the proposer amendment of the rules presented bi Senator Cummins. The change sug' gested is designed to permit revision by schedules and prevent considera tion of amendments to schedules other than those specially under discussion. The opposition to the proposed change in the rules insists that it in volves cloture in a form that has been repungent for 100 years. Friends of the Cummins scheme point to President Taft's indorsement of tariff revision by schedules and declare that such a rule is necessary if the presi dent's plan is to carry. The passage through the house of two of the large appropriations was an unheard of thing in the history of congress, especially when it was con sidered that they were the Indian and rivers and harbors bills, both of which have precipitated controversies and long debates heretofore. It is expected the pension bill will be reported from the committee on appropriations Tues day and that the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bills will be brought in Thursday. Records to Go. Chairman Tawney has promised Speaker Cannon and Republican Whip Dwight that he can report others of the big supply bills as rapidly as the house can handle them. The rush of these measures through the house at the instigation of the administration to open the field for the president's leg islative program promises to break ail records. At the same time there seems to be an impression among members that the'session will prove barren of results so far as general legislation is concerned. against the''passage of'a bin' to°pro vide for a re-apportionment based upon the thirteenth census If this should go over until next session some interesting debates would result Re apportionment legislation as a' rule .. „ _ < . öfters advantages to the party ... power, but next session the house will be democratic and the senate repub lican and many members think it would be impossible to pass a law un der such conditions unless it con tained a large element of fairness to both parties. I ÏBÜST VIOLATED BEFORE RECEIVED. WRITES VOTER Victor. Dec. 8.—To The Western News: J have noticed in your paper statements concerning Senator-eiect Groff. Taking into consideration the ___things which occurred before election ant T ioBowing them down step by step un t'l the present time, it is very ap P arent that the voters of Ravalli county have been deceived. Mr. Groff lias had an opportunity to show his constituency whether or not state ments, affidavits, etc., concerning him are true or not, It is now up to Mr. Groff to show under what flag he intends to fight. Before his name is now appended a question mark. It must be removed. Good conscience demands it. Our pub lic welfare demands it. Above all, the security of our homes demands it. If Mr. Groff has betrayed that large and sacred trust the public should re sent it. Proper steps should be taken to prevent such a man serving us in our legislature. To that end public meetings should be called, petitions circulated. Let it be said of ub that a public trust cannot be entrusted to one having betrayed that trust before even entering upon the duties of that trust. A CITIZEN AND VOTER OF FAIR RAVALLI. THE PNEUMONIA GERM. That pneumonia is caused by a spe cific germ and not by cold weather is the text of an interesting and instruc tive article in a recent issue of a medi cal journal. It declares that pneumonia is a germ disease, the same as scarlet faver or diphtheria, and that it is preventable. It does not originate from a cold, as many suppose, but exposure and colds predispose one to the disease. During the warm months, when people spend most of their time out of doors, and their homes are open to the sunlight and fresh air, pneumonia drops down to comparatively nothing, but as soon as cold weather approaches our houses are heated; the doors and windows are kept closed and we breathe vitiated air. Then pneumonia appears. The pneumonia germ is found most plentifully in crowded street cars, in theaters and places wL-re people crowd. All the cold weather in the world wouldn't give pneumonia to any one. A famous doctor said that "cold had nothing to do with colds," and it appears to have little to do with pneu monia. Comparative Census of the States RANK. STATES. 1910 1900 1890 The United States........... 93,402,151 | 77,256,530 | 62,979.766 • Continental United States.. 91,972,266 i 75,994,575 i 62,947,717 iS — Alabama .............. 2,138,093 1.828,697 1,513.401 47 — Arizona ................ 204,354 | 122,931 88,243 2:> — Arkansas.............. 1,574,449 1,311,564 | 1.128 211 12 — California .............. 2,377 549 1,485,053 1 1,213.398 33 — Colorado ............... ; 799,024 539,700 413,249 32 — Connecticut ............ 1,114,756 90S.420 746,25S 48—Delaware.............. 202 322 ! 184,735 '168,493 44 — District of Columbia..... 331,069 | 27S.718 ! 230.392 34 — Florida .......... 751 139 ."»42 10—Georgia ............ 2.609 121 2,216!S31 j -- 1,837,353 46 — Idaho .......... | 325,594 I 161,772 8S.545 3—Illinois............. i 5,638,591 | 4.821 550 9 — Indiana .......... | 2,700,876 2,516,462 1 2,192,404 15 — Iowa ............. i 2,224 771 j 2.231,853 I 1.912.297 22 — Kansas.......... 1,690,949 1 470,495 I i 1,428,108 14 — Kentucky .............. 2,289.905 ! 2,147,174 1,858.635 24 — Louisiana ............ 1.656,338 | 1,381,625 1 118,588 35 — Maine ................ 742,371 ( 694,466 661 086 27 — Maryland .............. 1,294,400 1.188,044 1.042 390 6 — Massachusetts .......... 3,366.416 | 2,805,346 I 2,238,947 8 — Michigan ............... 2,810,173 I 2,420,982 2,093.890 19 — Minnesota ............. 2.075,70S 1,751,394 1,310,283 21 — Mississippi ............. 1,797.114 1 1 551,270 1,289,600 7 — Missouri ............... 3,293,335 | 3,106 665 2.679.185 41 — Montana ............. 376,053 1 243,329 142,924 29 — Nebraska ............... 1,192,214 | 1,066,300 51 — Nevada ................. 81,875 42 335 47,355 40 — New Hampshire......... 430,572 | 411,588 376.530 11 — New Jersey............. 2 535,167 1,883,669 1,444,933 45 — New Mexico............. 327,301 j 195,310 160,282 1 — New York .............. 9,113,279 7,268,894 6,003,174 16 — North Carolina ......... 2,206,287 1,893,810 1,617,949 38 — North Dakota........... 577,056 319.146 190,983 4 — Ohio ................... 4.767,121 4.157,545 3 672,329 23 — Oklahoma .............. 1,657,155 790,391 258,657 36 — Oregon................. | 672,765 413,536 317,704 2 — Pennsylvania ........... : 7,665,111 6.302,115 5,258,113 39 — Rhode island............ 542,610 428,556 26 — South Carolina.......... 1,515,400 1,340,316 1,151.149 37 — South Dakota........... 583,8S8 401,570 348,600 17 — Tennessee.............. 2,184,789 2,020,616 1,767,518 5 — Texas ................. 3,896,542 3,048,710 2,235,527 42—Utah ................... 373,351 276,749 210,779 43—Vermont ............... 355,956 343,641 332,422 20—Virginia ................ 2,061,612 1,854,184 1,655,980 30—Washington ............ 1,141,990 518,103 357,232 28—West Virginia........... 1.221,119 958,800 762,794 13—Wisconsin .............. 2,333,860 2,069,042 1,693,330 50—Wyoming............... 145,965 | 92,531 62,555 52—Alaska ................. 64,356 I 63,592 32,052 49—Hawaii ................. 191,908 ! 1 54 001 Military and naval....... 55,608 | 9R219 31—Porto Rico.............. 1,118.012 i I 953,243 1 FARMERS WILL MEET TO CONSULT AS TO MARKETING AGENCIES AND OTHER MAT I TERS OF INTEREST. A meeting of farmers and fruit growers has been called to be held at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce on next Saturday afternoon. Among the matters up for consider ation is the problem of providing sat isfactory markets. The suggestion that Bitter Root fruitgrowers join with those of other northwestern fruit growing localities in the formation of a central organization or combine has been favorably received and will doubtless form the principal topic of the Saturday meeting. VICTOR NEWS NOTES. Victor. Dec. 12.—A baby girl was horn to Mr. and Mrs. J..M. Schweitzer on Friday, December 9. Miss Frances Chilson went to Mis soula Sunday. The contractors are laying the foun dation for David Van Blaricon's house. Leonard Helmn returned yesterday from a visit in the northeastern part of the state. Miller Humble leaves today for Rogersville, Mo. He will accompany his wife's mother, Mrs. Alford, to her home. Henry St. John moved into his new residence and J. D. St. John has moved into Henry St. John's house, which he recently purchased. J. E. Robb and daughter Iola re turned from Stevensville on Friday. Iola was operated upon for appendici tis at the Thornton hospital and is do ing nicely. Dr. F. H. Gwynne arrived from Butte on Sunday morning. He preached in the Presbyterian church in the morn ing and at the Fairview schoolhouse in the afternoon. Dr. Gwynne will conduct a series of meetings in that neighborhood this week, beginning to night. The bazaar which the Ladies' Aid held Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week proved successful and prof itable, the amount of about $85 being made by the sale of aprons, dolls and all kinds of fancy work and the serv ing of suppers. A part of the proceeds will be used for the electric lights, which are being placed in the church. Mr. Bullock of Hamilton is attending to the lighting of the church. The second number of the lecture course was given on Friday night by Dr. Elrod of the university. The next number is a lecture on "The Plants and People of Mexico," given on next Thursday evening, December 15, by Dr. Kirkwood of the university. This lec ture will also be illustrated by the stereopticon. WILLIAM WAKELY AGAIN IN THE TOILS FAILS TO CLOSE SALOON WHEN LICENSE IS REVOKED—HEAR ING DECEMBER 20. William Wakely was arrested bist night by Under Sheriff Henry Gilmore on a complaint sworn out by Uouaîy Attorney McCulloch. Wakely is eharg ed with conducting a saloon without a license. He was arraigned before Judge White and the date of hearing was set for Tuesday, December 20. Wakely, who is proprietor of the l nion bar, was recently convicted in district court of gambling. Under the present law a conviction for gambling operates to revoke the license of the proprietor of the saloon and the own er of the building, if it be rented, also becomes liable for losses sustained. No action by the county commission ers or other authorities is necessary, the law being so framed as to auto matically revoke the license. Wakely was informed of this but failed to close the bar and his arrest followed. AVORMLESS VINEGAR AVAN TED. Jacob Helwig is advocating the in stallation of a vinegar foundry in the Bitter Root, thus making a market for app' 3 culls. He says the people of eastern Montana and Dakota are re volting against eastern apple vinegar, made of wormy apples, and that there is an unlimited demand tor wormless vinegar. He estimates that 200 bar rels of Bitter Root vinegar could be marketed every day. PERSONAL INJURY SUIT FILED. George H. Tilbury has filed suit in district court, against the B. R. V. I. Co. for $11,532 damages, alleged to have been sustained while in the em ploy of the defendant. Mr. Tillbury was employed as engineer and the ac cident, according to the complaint, oc curred May 27. Taylor & Arnest are attorneys for the plaintiffs. PERSONALS. E. J. Kluge is visiting his parents in Helena. Mrs. W. E. McMurry is visiting rel atives in Spokane. Mrs. D. Kennedy has returned from Butte, where she has been receiving treatment in a hospital. J. L. STOUT IN JURED. J. H. Stout, while assisting in re pair work at the A. C. M. Co. mill last Wednesday, fell from the second floor, fracturing two ribs. Mr Stout received prompt medical attention and is recovering rapidly from his in juries, which while painful, will not incapacitate him very long ; 1 j 1 ! i j WINS ANOTHER E MABEL PERIOLAT GRANTED DI FORCE—OTHER MATTERS IN DISTRICT COURT. The injunction suit of S. S. Edwards versus George A. Robbins, as road su pervisor, by which it was sought to restrain the road supervisor from re opening a public road just south of Rye creek, was tried before a jury Saturday and Monday. After brief de liberation the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense. The case of R. L. Harper & Son ver sus John Buck et al. was continued. The case of Milton Hammond versus Mary C. Grover was dismissed as set tled. The suit of J. W. Julian versus Woodside Creamery Co. was reset for December 16 Mabel Periolat was granted a di voree from Jacob R. Periolat and her maiden name restored U1UV.W iluiltV/ U.OIVJICU, The ease of Charles Bourne versus Minnie Cramer was continued. Estelle R. Bliss on Saturday filed nit for divorce in district court against De Wayne E. Bliss of Stevens ville. The will of the late Bert Zollinger of Victor has been filed for probate. The wife. Emma Zollinger, is named as ex ecutrix. Attorney Edward D. Noonan has Deitrich. de FRANKS-IPHAHE. John W. Franks of Stevensville and , | 1 j d TREES NOT M INTÛSHES Hosea B. Wayland has filed suit in pàny to recover damages sustained on account of delivery of trees that did not prove true to name. The complainant alleges that in the spring of 1906 he purchased 800 trees from the Missoula Nursery which were guaranteed to be of the McIntosh Red variety. Last year some of the trees came into bearing and he found that the trees were not McIntosh Reds, and hence lie claims damages in the sum of $8,000. Baker & Madeen represent the plaintiff. <'ORVALLIS NEWS. Corvallis, Dec. 12.—Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Law spent Thursday in Stevens ville. Mrs. Fred Riley of Butte is a guest at the William Barr home. J. D. Binkard, who suffered last week from a severe attack of appen dicitis, is improving. G. C. Williamson of Canyon creek attended Methodist services here Sun day. J. S. Hopkins, cashier of the Cor vallis bank, was a Missoula visitor Thursday. Fred Summers came up from Mis soula Saturday and remained over Sunday with relatives here Mrs. Mike Humble and Mrs. John Humble, and children, were Missoula visitors Thursday. I . .V Goudy was summoned to Spo- i IP lîACît uroalr I,,» 4 lw. ...... :ii. ... karie last week by the serious illness of his father, who resides in that city. Mrs. John Burch, Si'., left Wednes day for Missoula, where she will visit relatives until spring. Rev. Mr. Jones and wife of Hamil _____ _______________ ,,„ ö iiaum ton visited friends here Thursday and attended the revival service that even- i ing. i Mr. and Mrs. James G. McDowell went to Missoula Thursday, where they expect to remain during the win ter. Charles Brooks, who has been visit ing his brother, Louis, returned to Portland last week. He was accom panied by his father, who will remain with his son during the winter. Mrs. William Neaves and little daughter. Myrtle, departed Thursday for California hoping that the change of climate will benefit the little daugh ter s health. They were accompan ied to Missoula by Mr. Neaves, who returned the same day. The postoffice inspector visited the local postoffice last week and was favorably impressed with the condi tion of our office. He complimented the postmaster on his new, well-light ed building, pronouncing it one of the best in this part of the state. The Corvallis Yeomen held their ---.uumgii nciu lueir regular meeting at the Masonic hall | Wednesday evening. Fifty-seven mem hero were present, and after initiatory ceremonies and election of officers, ! delicious refreshments were served! ! Two members were added to their order. A number of dinner parties were tendered Rev. Mr. Law and wife, Sing ing Evangelists V. E. and C. N. Ride nour and Mrs. C. N. Ridenour by the members of their church during the past week, and invitations are out for several more this week. IGE GARNIVA IVAL TO RE HELD SOON GREAT JOLLIFICATION PLANNED» TO RAISE MONEY FOR NEW BASEBALL GROUNDS. j badge Preparations for the great ice car nival are practically completed. This event is heralded by its promoters as "absolutely the greatest event of the season," and is evoking a great amount of interest. Dr. F. E. Buchen and W. O. Fisk are arranging for the carni val. Skaters desiring to participate in this event must call at the chamber of commerce and obtain a badge which will entitle them to take part in the event. These badges will be sold for 50 cents each to adults and 25 cents each to children under 12 years of age. No one will be permitted to take part I in the jollification without wearing a The carnival is to be given as a benefit to the Hamilton baseball team. j UCilClll IU lilc IldlUlllUll Udbt.Udl 1 It'dlil. j The money will be devoted to procur uuvoiicu IUI lUM KlICS, V sizes and shades. C. E. Hartley ro _ , . . . * ing new grounds. The following prizes will be offered: For the most gorgeous costume—One peck of potatoes, guaranteed to be at least, two years old. Valley Mercan tile company. For the most gorgeous costume, worn with the greatest apparent com fort—One barnyard pheasant (age unknown.) H. M. Sloan. For the most gorgeous costume, worn with grace and distinction—Five pounds of baled hay. Bitter Root Stock farm. For the most ridiculous costume (or dinary attire barred)—One second band auto casing (worn out). Raval li Auto company and Hamilton Auto company. For the most ridiculous costume— One of Bob Stewart's left-over fire sale screw drivers or monkey wrenches. (Subscriptions will be tak en up to defray the cost of this prize). H. A. Stewart. For the most ridiculous costume— One bicycle pump (not quite new). Kleinoder & Hobbs. For the most fancy skater (contor tions consequent on trying to retain equilibrium not counted as voluntary and therefore barred)—One pair pad ded trousers. Meeker & Parmenter. In case of a lady winning this prize she will receive one hoop skirt (waist limit 60 inches). Gage Mercantile com pany. For the man with the coldest feet (J. O. Read, judge)—One hot water bottle (leaky). C. S. Kendall. For the man with the coldest feet (same judge)—One Airedale pup (thought to be one of Cook's Eskimo dogs, deserted on the way to the pole. W. O. Fisk. For the man who first breaks his suspender buttons—One pair suspen ders (one end missing). Hub Cloth ing company. For the ice artist that falls most— Three massage treatments (not guar anteed to cure). Dr. Bucknam. For the one that needs winding up— One alarm clock (that used to run. F. L. Burns, J. G. Baron, J. Flugstad. (10c donated by each). For the best skater backward (ev ery contestant will be required to maintain a vertical position)—One pair shoes, minus heels. J. H. Tliies. Ditto—One dish evaporated leeks (flavor nil). W. H. Roberts. For the one that wears the most mournful expression (natural born cynics barred)—One can Dutch Cleanser (adulterated). 11. H. Spauld ing. For the most matrimonially looking man—Twenty-five issues Ravalli Re publican (no indemnity provided in case of fatal result). J. ('. Con key. For the most convivial looking mor tal (artificial stimulants prohibited) — One bottle Fitzgibbons' Hair Reviver. J. J. Fitzgibbons. For the one with the cleanest col lar (celluloid collars barred)—One bundle uncalled for neckties, various For the most innocent looking man —One 15c bottle Corner Drug store's Famous Specific (for external use on ly). Corner Drug Store. Dr. R. L. Owens will be the chair man of the Committee on Solo and ?, t , her In nocent and Simple Games, consen t will be necessary before these games may be indulged in these games may be indulged in. Coffee and tea, also Skalkaho, will be sold for cash during the entire evening. Consistency, specific gravity and quality not guaranteed. more glory from missouli an. The Bitter Root is receiving a bit of reflected glory by reason of the fact that Frank,I. Bennett, president of the Bitter Root Irrigation company, is being boomed for mayor of Chicago There has been a good deal of talk about this candidacy in the Chicago papers lately. Mr. Bennett has served the Windy city as alderman and the comments of the city editors indicate that his record was all to the good. They say he sacrificed his personal in- terests tor the city to the extent that his private business suffered. He is aq ardent republican and has lately been devoting most of his time to the affairs of the Bitter Root company. His Montana friends are takimr more than ordinary interest in the talk which connects Mr. Bennett's name with the mayoralty of the great central city ---. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Willard and son ot \\ allace, North Dakota, are guests at. the W. R. Forney home, west of Hamilton. The Forneys and Willards are old friends, having lived for years at Marshalltown, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs Willard will spend the winter here and may decide to locate in the Bitter Root.