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In the Spring you will want tillage implements. =
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Built in seven alass, tubnkg from four to Address
REEVES & : 'CO.; Fiftth? St., Colr h;bus, Ind.
We are sole agents in Ronan
Pablo & Potvin
Everybody Wants a Home
Yet many have an exnggeraled idea of the
cost of building one. &o they keep putting their
moiTey into the landlord's purse.
If you should like to build a he me of ycur own
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Brand New for Kalispell
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ST. IGNATIUS, MONTANA
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Dry Goods,. Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Hardware,
Drugs, Harness, Saddlery, Etc.
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Restaurant and Meat Market in Connection
M Tobacco, Cigars, Fruit,
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The Ronan Pioneer
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Ronan, Montana, February 3, 1911.
THE GRAY BILL
The Gray bill, providing for Lake county out of
Missoula, Flathead and Sanders counties, reads in part,
as follows: " That all that portion of the state embrac
ed within the following boundaries shall, be known as
Lake county, towit: Beginning at a point on the mean
der line, on the east side of Flat head lake, hialf way in
latitude between the northern and southern end 1f Flat
head lake. said point being on the b 'unuary line of Flat
head Indian reservation, thence d(ie east to the water
ci divi i: og the waters f win into ti, Swan river
froi those f1owing into the Flat.:a i ri",r iand Flat heiad
ak'.thencu in a southernly Hired ti oi said water shed
being the eastern boundary Ilie f tie F liat cad I odia n
reservation, to a point due east ~f the c roer eC"mmon to
townslhip 18 north, in range 19 \west, towwnship 19 north,
iii range 19 west, township 13 north. in range 20 west
and township 19 north, in range 20 west of the Montana
merdian, Montana, thence due west along the line sepa
rating townships 18 north from townships 19 north to
its intersection with the Flathead river, thence in a nor
therly direction following the main channel of the Flat
'icad river to its intersection with the line dividing town
ship 19 north and from townships 20 north, thence west
along said line to the water shed dividing the waters
flowing into Camas creek and.. the Little Bitter Root
rivers from those flowing in a westerly direction, said
water shed being the western boundary of the Flathead
Indian reservation, thence in a northernly direction on
said water shed on the western boundary line of the
Flathead Indian reservation to a point half way in lati
tude between the northern and southern ends of Flat
head lake, thence due east along the northern boundary
line of the Flathead Indian reservation, to the point of
This is the boundary of the proposed new county.
The bill further provides: " That all the indebt
edness of Missoula county as the same shall exist on the
1st day of January, 1911, shiall be apportioned between
the county of Missoula and tie county of Lake by first
deducting from said indebtedness the amount of all mon
eys on hand and the amount of all moneys belonging to
the said Missoula county, and also deducting the value
of all real and personal property within or belonging to
the said Missoula county on the 1st day of January,
1911: and the remainder of said indebtedness shall be
apportioned between the respective counties to the
amount of taxable property in Missonla county, and the
taxable property in Lake county and heretofore within
the boundaries of said Missoula county; said amount of
taxable property to be ascertained, and said apportion
ment and valuation of county propvrty to be made by a
commission consisting of the boards of county commis
siiners of Missoula county and Lake county, and the
judge of the Fourth judicial district, which said com
mission shall meet at the court house in Missoula the
third Monday in March, 1911, and shall take as a stand
ard for said apportionment of indebtedness the assess
ment of the year 1910, as cTetermined by the board of
equalization of the said Missoula county.
The same provision applies to Flathead and San"
Your attention is directed to the ingenuity displayed
in drafting this bill so that it would not encounter the
open opposition of the members of the legislature from
Missoula and Sanders counties. It leaves within the
boundaries of both counties all the taxable property of
any consequence, and removes all the territory, compar
tively, that will he a source of expense to them. It has
every ear mark of being devised to circumvent opposi
tion regardless of there being any taxable property left
within the boundary of the proposed new county.
The main object of those behind this movement is
to make Polson a county seat, and the first thing the
people of Ronan will hear one of these line mornings,
will be that while they have been asleep the bill has
been passed. Considering everything something should
done. We should either become awake and send some
one to Helena to place the facts and figures we have at
hand to base our opposition to a new couity on, or else
take the medicine and say we like it.
It looks just at this time, at this distance from the
state capital, like Ronan was being jobbed and jobbed
proper. What do you think about it ?
To substantiate the belief that Poison is jobbing us
it is only necessary to remember that county offices are
promised right and left to remove opposition and secure
help in passing the bill. A county with less than a mil
lion assessed valuation to derive revenue from would
prove a poor milker and soon go dry.
* Inquiries continues to come in from a distance concerning
the orchard lands of the Mission valley. One gentleman in
Ronan received several letters this week asking for further
information. In each instance the inquirer mentioned having
received a copy of the Pioneer of January 6th --our illustrated
edition--and of having read therein the articles on the fruit
The Little Store teh Big Stock
Nearly Everything for Nearly Everybody
Wagons, Buggies, Plows, Discs, Harrows,
DRILLS AND OTHER FARM MACHINERY
Ruberoid, Resisto Roofing, Build!ng Pareor
And a complete line of Building Hardware
now on hand. Sold at reasonable prices.
Look our assortment over before buying
You have an invitation to come in and listen to the
Famous Edison Phonograph any time you wish.
Up-to-date Records and Machines for sale at all
Wear shoes made in the west and made to suit the
demands of western people. Foot-SchulzeShoes and
Foot-Schulze Rubbers meet the demands of all people
living in the west, as they are strictly Up-to=Date and
western shoes and rubbers. We now have a fine line of
these goods-just arrived-of the latest makes and
styles. Come In and select your spring and summer
shoes, slippers and rubbers before they are picked over.
M. J. Benedict's
Ronan State Bank
Fire insurance written;
Safety deposit boxes rented.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
IVER M. BRANDJORD, OLUF ROMSOS, G. E. BROUGHTON,
President. Vice-Pres. Cashier.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
We will build for you in town or country. Good work cheap, and quickly
done. Will put up houses in any size or style and will be glad to give you our
figures. Post office address, Ronan, Moneana.
Ronan Blacksmith Shop
SHOP JUST EAST OF POSTOFFICE
Having studied the anatomy and pathology of tlae foot, and having 19
years experience, am able to correct faulted action from stumbling, inter
fering, forgeing or over-reaching, scalping, cross-firing, mixed gate or
treading. Repair work from a tin cup to a saw mill in connection.
HARRY BURLAND, PROP.
Gov. Norris is not afraid to
use his veto power. He has ex
ercised it twice so far this session
and chances are good any other
bills which he might consider ex
travagancy will meet a like fate.
His last veto was when he dis
approved the bill increasing the
salary of district judges, and he
said the money was needed in
other places more than the
judges did the increase.
There is still a lot of talk all
over the state anent Governor
Norris being the only democrat
who could secure enough votes
to be elected United States sena
tor. They might go farther and
Black horse weight 1200 pounds. At
a reasonakle price, Also a .lot of
chicken. PETE MATT.
FOR SALE AT
$7.00 per Ton
C. M. DORSETT
Address, . Roman, Mot.