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Bj* *»(,l Issued Twice a Week | -■'ôiDOS iBopcnsM THE WESTERN NEWS 1M 0_ L [ EA R Every Tuesday and Friday iVOL XXI. HAMILTON, MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1910. NO. 13. GREAT IGE CARNIVAL IT NIGHT OF FROLIC AT BASEBALL GROUNDS FOR HAMILTON SKATERS. The event—the great ice carnival. The time—tomorrow night. The place—the Hamilton baseball grounds. Everything is ready. The days of effort to convert the baseball grounds into an ice rink have been successful, and tomorrow night the carnival, the big winter event in Hamilton, will be on in full swing, with a gay crowd of skaters gliding to the music of the Hamilton band. It will be a commingling of gay spirits, for everyone and everybody else is planning to be there. Many gleaming new hockeys are under cov er about town and will be worn for the first time tomorrow night. Those who have long been strangers to ice and its deceptions will join in the frolic. Every available inch of skat ing surface, it is safe to say, will be occupied, and an admiring crowd of spectators will rim the rink, watch ing the antics of the ice artists. The Queen and All. The big voting contest to select the queen of the carnival will close to morrow evening at 6 o'clock, and an hour later the grand procession, led hy King Buchen and his queen, in an automobile, will start for the grounds. Marching order will be formed in front of the chamber of commerce Building on Second street. Skaters are expected to provide themselves with tags at the secretary's office and carry illuminated Japanese lanterns on the march. Up to the closing of the count last night Miss Laura Harper, with 455 votes, led in the balloting for queen. Miss Carrie Hork was close behind with 406. Miss Nell Smithey had 395 votes and Miss Gilray 28S. None have been cast thus far for Miss Quinn and Miss Goodrich, who are said to be holding back their ballots. The Ice and Skaters. A surface too slick for a snowbird to walk upon is said to have been put upon the rink for the big event. The work of spraying the ice has been go ing on for days, the desire being to get a uniform thickness and smooth ness. The rink has one distinct ad vantage, in that there it no depth of water under the ice, and therefore no possibility of fatal accidents. Some unpleasant falls are, however, sched uled. Among the skaters of mignty prow ess who are expected to perform are W. O. Fisk and W. P. Baker, both renowned for their skill on the glassy winter substance. It may be that a match race will be pulled off between the two, as there is a long-standing dispute as to their relative speed and endurance. An attempt was made to settle this question upon a historic oc casion several years ago, but Baker's skates froze to his feet and the chill was communicated to all parts of his body, postponing the event. LICENSES ISSUED TO FOUR COUPLES The clerk of the court has been do ing a land office business the past few days. Marriage licenses were issued to four couples, as follows: On Friday to Charles N. Nichols and Lucille Goodboo of Stevensville; on Saturday to Asa O. Johnson and Virgie M. Milliken and Harry Parks and Maude Anderson, all of Stevensville, and yesterday to E. B. Owins and Miss Ida B. Nicholson of Darby. yiCTIM OF WHITE PLAGUE. Louis Pfyffer died Saturday at his home on the west side. Consumption was the cause of death. The remains were brought to Hamilton and pre pared for shipment to Chacago by Undertaken J. C. Wagner. The farm al services will be held this morning at the Catholic church. Father Carr will officiate. The deceased was 26 years of age. Accompanied by his brother he came to the valley last season to develop a fruit ranch. His parents reside In Chicago. The Hamilton stores will remain open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for the accommodation of •Christmas shoppers. AMATEUR ATHLETES IN LIVELY BOUTS FIRST PUBLIC TOURNAMENT OF ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION EN 'CERTAINS LARGE CROWD. McElroy and Sellenthin in a 15-min ute wrestling bout, were the features of the first public tournament of the Hamilton Athletic associaition. Sel lenthin, who is heavier than McElroy, is an experienced wrestler, as is Mc Elroy, and the contest was well worth seeing. The bout went the limit with out a fall. Ed Carroll and George Sens also gave an exhibition on the padded mat which resulted in a fall for Carroll in 11 minutes. Cliff Freeman and Jack Moore mixed with the gloves in a lively four-round exhibition. No decision was given. Much fun was occasioned by a com edy knockabout stunt by the "Battling Jew Boys," the two Joseph youngsters j Not much damage was done and a good bit of mirth was provided the specta tors. Finney took one fall from Staley in six minutes of fast work on the mat. George Pattulo and Henry Timmons went four rounds with the gloves with out decision. A spirited exhibition scrap was put up by John Behr, billed as "champion of Illinois,'' and Walter Linton, touted as "champion of Montana." In fact, championship titles were freely band ied about by the announcer. Ed Carroll and "Snag" Dineen mix ed it in the ring for four rounds in lively fashion. Jack Fitzgibbon acted as referee of the bouts. Altogether the event was a splendid exhibition of amateur skill. Nearly a $100 crowd was in attend ance. "TELLURIUM CHRIS" STRIKES IT RICH Colonel Pat Shannon returned Sat urday from Overwhich, where he has been attending to representation work on his coal claims. Mr. Shannon reports that "Tellur ium Chris" Paulsen recently made a rich strike on Woods creek, where he has uncovered a three-foot vein of copper, carriyng gold and silver val ues. According to the returns re ceived from the assayers the ore runs 51 per cent copper and carries $16 in gold and 12 1-2 ounces of silver. Paulsen is very jubilant, feeling quite positive that the quest of half a life is about to be rewarded in fab ulous measure. DARBY NEWS. Darby, Dec. 19.—Walter Imbush made a business trip to Hamilton Fri day. W. J. Fullerton, the Hamilton con tractor and plumber, completed a tin- 1 ning job for F. D. Dudley Saturday. j E. G. Wheeler of West Fork went to Hamilton Friday. George Albright of Hamilton xvas a Darby visitor last week. A. A. Walkup, the barber, returned from Salmon City Saturday. J. B. Overturf of Hamilton visited his sons here last w r eek. Mrs. George Waldo went to Ham ilton today to do some Christmas shop ping. Senator A. D. Stephens of Minneso ta, president of the Bank of Darby, is in town inspecting his interests here. Rufus Whitesill is in town from his Rye creek ranch. G. L. Shook is down from his saw mill on the' West Fork. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Frank H. Nichols to Lou Nichols— Lots 40 and 41, block 1, Sunnyside Or chards No. 2. First Trust & Savings bank to Ash ley C. Dixon—Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, b.lock 16, Sunnyside Orchards No. 2. F. B. Tanner and wife tv. F. K. Par menter—Lot 3, block 2, Tanner's ad dition to Darby. Tenna Brower to Gustavus Georgia —Eight acres near Darby. Tenna M. Brower to Gustavus D. Goeriz—One hundred and sixty-seven acres near Darby. BIRTHS. Coles—To Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Coles, December 19, a girl. Marx—To Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Marx, December IS, a boy. * DISAGREES, OUT THIMHOURS TWO JUDGMENTS GRANTED—JUR ORS DISMISSED FOR THE TERM. After being out 13 hours the jury in the case of George Thomas, charged with grand larceny, failed to agree and was discharged just after mid night Saturday. Thomas was arrested at Stevensville on a robbery charge. His case was set for trial at the beginning of the term but on account of the disappearance of the complaining witness was dis missed. On the day that Thomas was discharged he was searched by Sher iff Ward and the lost money was found sewn in his coat and he was ar rested on a new complaint. His case will now go over to the next term.. G. W. Ward was given a judgment for $2,407.50 against Tilbury & Strom. J. W. Julin was given a judgment for $161, just half the amount he claimed, against the AVoodside Cream ery Co. All trial jurors were discharged for the term late Saturday night. The next regular term of court will convene Monday, January 9, 1911. CARROLL FILES SUIT AGAINST STOCK FARM Ed Carroll has filed suit in district court against the Bitter Root stock farm. The suit is brought, according to the complaint, to recover $171.20, al leged to be due on a contract entered into for the construction of a sewer. ORCHARDIST PLEASED. Dr. J. Hebner of Hood River, Ore., arrived in Missoula today and in tends looking over the fruit prospects in the tributary valleys, in view of purchasing a pear orchard. "I cer tainly was astonished at Missoula's busy aspect," said Dr. Hebner, "as I had no idea you had a city such as this, although Missoula is one of the most talked of sections through our country. I have an apple orchard of 28 acres at Hood River, but want, to come to western Montana."—Missou lian. 1 * n some parts of the country they are j beginning to insurge, as did Christ, AN HONEST CONFESSION. From the Twin Bridges Monitor. But if the democratic voter was al lowed to speak, who is there that doubts the election of Mr. Walsh on the first ballot? The people do not control the matter, however. For years they have been told that the di rect primary and the election of a senator by the people is all wrong And like sheep led to the shambles they have meekly acquiesced. True, our pilgrim fathers, and others who have been stepping stones to advance ment. But not in Montana. Here we are bound in the shackles of cqrporate control; we take orders instead of giv ing them. Here the high-up politician pulls the wires and we dance to the motion of his wrist. And yet we call ourselves a free and independent peo ple. Politically we have less indepen dence than a mule in a shaft 4,000 feet under ground. We hate to ad mit it, and we seldom do, but everyone outside of the state knows it. The big interests, upon which all of us are in some degree dependent every day of our lives, simply lead the state elec torate around with a tow string. And no man can go to Washington unless it countersigns his ticket. We know this; all of us know it. But do we do anything to assert ourselves? Noth ing! Those who do treat it as a joke, something to laugh at, find that it pays to be in the band wagon. God help a state that is so woefully indif ferent or so culpably criminal in its attitude to posterity and progress. LEROUX DIVORCE CASE. The hearing in the divorce case of Winnifred Leroux versus Joe Le Roux has been set for Thursday in dis trict court. The plaintiff alleges cruelty in her complaint. IN MISSOULA. M. A. White, cashier of the Ravalli County bank, was a Missoula visitor Friday. TRIP IS BEGUN BY OGEINUNER MAURETANIA STARTS RETURN VOYAGE IN EFFORT TO BREAK THE WORLD'S RECORD. New York, Dec. 17.—Thirty-eight hours after she had put in at her ■lock, the Mauretania departed at 6 o'clock tonight and it was hoped to complete the round trip from Liver pool in 12 days and thus establish a new world's record. On board was W. P. Holt, British journalist, who came over to "do" America for the London Daily Mail in the 38 hours between trips. The Mauretania was ready to sail shortly after noon, although Captain Turner had expected to have his hands full in getting ready for the sched-1 uled departure at 6 o'clock. The car go, principally apples, was stored by swarms of longshoremen. The bunkers received their 6,200 tons of coal from a fleet of 36 barges. I The ship's laundry, 40,000 pieces 0 fj linen, was rushed ashore the minute I the Mauretania docked yesterday | morning and was back again and the ! refrigerators were stacked witli pro visions. Three-quarters of an hour before sailing time the last of the thousands of Christmas mail sacks left the post office and were hurried to the pier. The 450 cabin passengers climbed aboard and the Mauretania backed into the river. Captain Turner hopes to touch at Queenstown Thursday midnight. If he does, he will establish a world's record for the round trip. A Busy Journalist. Mr. Holt completed his continental assignment today with a round of sightseeing in New York. He took in Grant's tomb. Fifth avenue, the de partment stores and most of the other tourist delights, with a brief inter view with Governor-elect Dix for ex tra measure. "Nice chap," he said. "Fine chap. You fellows over here have your po- j litical people better trained than we have. They are really quite docile." j This fresh-faced, blue-eyed man, ! with crisp, gray hair, met with one disappointment. He could not find a department store that checked babies for its customers while they shopped. "I want to see them check the kid dies," he insisted, until it was ex plained to him that the practice had been discontinued because of compli cations which once followed an ex change of checks. Just before he left Mr. Holt ex plained the meaning of his visit. "You Americans set up champion ships with conditions which you frame," lie said. "You admire your aptness for doing things in a hurry, even -vhen there is no reason for it. "Perhaps the proprietor of my pa per saw in the trip a chance to set it down on record that, hustlers as the Americans are, they have no mono poly of the quality." SENATORS BY DIRECT VOTE. Washington, Dec. 17.—By a vote of two to one, a sub-committee of the senate committee on judiciary today authorized a favorable report on a resolution for a constitutional amend ment to provide for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. fcY Y , ?... •£>. 7 ,. mm . »nr 7 -. ». . ■ • ■. ■ - ■ V ; .;£• * v & vi 'f VIEW OF B. R. V. L CO. CANAL. Sections of the Big Ditch Are Being Re-enforced for Next Season's Service IA HIDE ON SUBJECT OF STATE SENATOR MENTIONED AS DARK HORSE DISCUSSES CARTER'S SUCCESSOR. In a recent issue of his paper, the Kalispell Bee, State Senator-elect Fred Whiteside discusses the senatorial sit uation. Mr. Whiteside had just re turned from a tour of the state, in the interest of W. W. McDowell for speaker and, being "close in" with the powers that be, is probably in as close touch with the situation as any man in the state. Mr. Whiteside, too, by the Way, is being groomed as a pos sible dark horse. Hence the fol lowing editorial from the Bee will he read with interest > Since the official count has given the democrats a small majority on joint ballot in the legislature rumors have been current that Mr. Carter would secure enough democratic votes to insure his election or that by some I sharp method the republicans would secure control on joint ballot. In all I probability such runiors are without | *- ounda M° n > tor while Mr. Carter would ! like t0 succeed himself in the senate he knows the game too well to try to secure the seat by any method which would taint his election with fraud. According to the official returns the vote on joint ballot will stand 54 dem ocrats and 4S republicans. Mr. Con rad and Mr. Walsh are ttie only avow ed candidates and while The friends of each are claiming to have about thirty five of the 52 votes necessary to elect, those who are in a position to view the matter impartially say that the first vote on the senatorship will show about a dozen votes divided between Governor Norris and one or two other democrats, and that the remaining 40 or 42 democratic votes will be quite equally divided between Mr. Conrad and Mr. Walsh. If it were not for the fact that his election would place a re publican in the governor's chair Gov ernor Norris would be the most likely compromise candidate, if the demo crats had secured a majority of 15 or 20 on joint ballot Mr. W. A. Clark nd Sht have been a candidate, but with the very narrow democratic majority alld about 15 of the democrats pledged never to vote for him it is not pro bable that Mr. Clark will enter the race. The republican effort will no doubt be directed toward having a deadlock witli a vacancy for two years in which eventMr. Carter and Mr. Dixon will combine their forces in 1912 for the purpose of carrying the state for the republicans, and, if successful, the senatorial plums will be divided between them, in view of this situ ation it behooves the democrats to de feat the plans of the opposition by the speedy election of democrat to suc ceed Mr. Carter, and no outside in fluence or personal ambition should be allowed to stand in the way. Hav ing a majority on joint ballot the dem ocrats should first settle their own dif ferences in caucus and then elect the man who is the caucus choice. If they fail in this or fail to elect a good, square democrat to the United States senate, the people of the state will not soon give them another opportun ity. (HIRSTMAS PRESENT, Washington, Dec. 16.—The salary of the postmaster at Victor, Mont., has been raised to $1,100. S iUBSGRIPTION STARTED FOR UNION PLAN IS TO RAISE $25,000 AND OR— GANIZE A NEW ASSOCIATION —GOOD ROADS DISCUSSED. The meeting of farmers and fruit growers held at the chamber of com merce Saturday was well attended, considerable interest being manifested. Hamilton Thacher presided. The morning session was taken up with a further exposition of the cannery proj ect by George Mad son, who reports encouraging progress in (he matter of selling stock. • J. M. Allen, associate editor of the Fruit Grower, published at St. Joseph, Mo., in a brief but interesting talii urged organization and cited instances showing the advantages to be gained from united effort. After recessing through the noon hour the work of the meeting was re sumed. The matter of a fruitgrowers* union was- taken up. W. M. Sackett, chairman of the apple growers' union committee,, outlined the work that has been accomplished toward the organization of a union. He cited the work done at previous meetings and the work acooriiplished by the commit tee. He urged that the tiling to he set tled at this time was the question of funds. It was stated that $25,000 would be required. By the close of the meeting stock to the amount of $3,000 had been subscribed from those present. It was decided to hold meet ings in all the towns of the valley. The first meeting will be held at Victor January 7. H. C. Lindsay told of the proposed organization of a Northwestern Fruit growers' association and suggested that the Bitter Root valley should be represented at Pasco, Wash., in Jan uary, but no action was taken. There was some talk about good roads and convict labor, after which the meeting adjourned. Another meet ing will be held in Hamilton January 14. CORVALLIS NEWS. Corvallis, Dec. 19.—Born—To Mr. and Mrs. John Slack, December 13, at Salem, Ohio, a son. Mrs. Lamar Chaffin went to Mis soula last week, .where she will re main with lier parents until after the holidays. The young people of the west side have been enjoying skating these moonlight nights on Blodgett pond. The protracted meeting at the Christian church closed Wednesday evening with baptismal services. There were nine accessions. Mrs. T. J. Hefling and Miss Hattie Wymms were among those who saw Ellen Terry at Missoula Friday even ing. The ladies returned home Satur day. Three young couples drove down from Hamilton Wednesday evening and enjoyed a chafing dish supper in the rooms of Miss Bethel Irwin at the Corvallis hotel. Several Corvallis young people were present also. Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Law spent Sun day at Florence, where Rev. Mr. Law filled his regular appointment at the Christian church. Thomas Kane did business at Bitter Root Saturday. C. N. Ridenour entertained a full house at a stereopticon entertainment Thursday evening. Alice Margaret Chaffin received a handsome Bible for selling the most tickets for the enter tainment, she having sold 40. Myron Law and Robert Hayes received hon orable mention, each having sold more than 20. Mr. Ridenour also presented Miss Genieve Chaffin with a Bible for her efficient and willing service as accompaniest. Mr. and Mrs. Ridenour went to Hamilton Friday, where Mr. Ridenour assisted his father in a sing ing service there. The three left Sat urday for their ranch in the eastern part of the state. Thirty Corvallisites enjoyed a skate on the pond, west of the Lockwood ranch, Sunday afternoon. HIGH S6K00L BAND NOW IN TRAINING H. A. McLean has organized a band of 15 pieces, the musicians being pu pils in the high school and grammar grades. The youngsters are struggling lustily to master the instruments that arrived recently and the bandmaster is very hopeful of developing a prom ising band.