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First National Bank
of Ronan, Montana
Capxta.l Stcck $25,000.00
Become a depositor in this hank and test for yourself our inter
est in your success.
Safe deposit boxes free of charge to anyone desiring to protect
documents or valuables.
Interest paid o, Time Deposits.
Aside from a o',oreral banking business we write fire insurance
for the largest and best fire insurance companies in the
EDWARD DONLAN, President F. S. LUSK, Vice-Pres.
H. A. VV ELD, Cashier
EDWARD DONLAN F. S. LUSK
A. M. STERLING H. A. WELD STANLEY SCEARCE
Stage arives from Rflvaili at 12:00 m.
Departs for Itavalli at 12:30 p. in.
CHURcH OF THE SACRED HEART OF
Order of Services
Services will be hlol in the Catholic
church on the 1s t, aid :rd, Sunday of
every month and during some week
On Sunday the first mass will be said
at 8 o'clock a. in.
High mass will be sung at 10 o'clock
and catechinm will be taught at 2
o'clock p. in.
The Father will r:sidepartly in Ro
nan, partly in Poison.
FATHER EuWARi GRIVA S. J.
Preaching services every second and
fourth Sunday of each month at 11 a. m.
Sunday school, to which ill are in
vited immedially after church services.
Rev. A. U. Welch, pastor.
Horses for sale, by JAMES R GA..T.
For sale -lay iind oats. see Lemire
Chicken dinner every Sunday at the
Big dance alter shew at McLeod's
hall Saturday evening.
G. F. Foster and family moved Wed
nesday into the S. A. Rice residence
on the south side of town,
Walter Sion wa; in itrin Sloan's
ferry to the picture show and dance
last Saturday evening.
Mrs. Ella cDvi.td i..d icc sister
Mrs. Julia Avery wui guests of Mrs.
VWm. Ligie Lie to i a the week.
Frenk .acearcea as in toe. front his
Little hitter hoot hou. :,tead over bun
day. lie tk I' haci load of seed
Willam Walter Wol'i fled on a holne
stead Tucesay i: : li:0-. He made
settlement on this; l;nd early in No
D. 1. Hull started WVednesday for
Trout Creek m Sander: crunty, to in
spect s:ine mining projp rty. He will
be gone until Sunday or Monday.
Lem-ire Bros. Cash Store
We wish to announce to the ladies of the Mission Valley
that we have the agency for McCall's Patterns and Maga
zine. If any customer tails to find the pattern they want
in our stock, we will have the pattern mailed to them di
rect from the McCall Co. without extra charge. The Mc
Call Patterns sell for 10 and 15c. None higher.
Don't Miss McCall's Magazine This Year
You, too. are sure to find in McCall's the solution of all your per
plexing iroblems. Each issue will contain the latest Paris and New
York styles-beautifully illust, ted and lully cescribed. You can always
save monvy aiid keep in style if you follow McCall s Fashions. Nowom
an can atfforci to miss the cepartment on Millinery by Mme. Henesey,
We will have many big features, special articles on "Women in
Business," "Diesesaking Lessons that Help, '"Children of the Very
A special Beauty and Hygenic Department is to be conducted by
Mrs. Mitchell, the well-known beauty specialit. Other experts wiil
provide the latet ideas in Fancy Work, Needlework, Home Decorations,
In addition we will run a lot of fascinating short stories, which will
make most delightful reading.
The Biggest Magazine Value in the World
50c a year, including any 15c pattern free. Give your order at the
We carry everything from a needle
to a modern threshing machine
Sole ageiit' fr CHASE & SANBORN'S TEAS and COF
FEES, INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD, BRADLEY
& METCALF (makers since 1846) GOOD. SHOES, BALL
BRAND RUBBEES and WOOLEN FOOT \VEAR.
Keen Kutter Hardware Line
We are selling our Cross Cut Saws, Axes, Split Mauls and
Wedges at rack bottom prices.
DeLaval Cream Seperators
Winona and Mitchell Wagons
Gaar Scott Threshing Machines
Result of the Piano Contest in another part of this paper.
A Fine Line of Valentines Just Received.
Lemire Bros. Cash Store
Abe Meuillier, one of the village
blacksmiths, was in Missoula over Sun
day returning Tuesday.
O. T. Ritter returned to Ronan Sun
day after spending a month in Mis
soula. He went on up to Poison but
returned home the next day.
Lew Brown spent the week end with
Joe Wolfe and his brother, west of Ro
nan. "Wolf Den" is a cosy place and
a good place to visit any time.
Jos. l3cuchard started last Friday
for Woodbine, Oregon, and will he
accompanied home today or tomorrow
by his doeghter who resides there.
Chrrle filneckrore filed on 120 acres
in 27-10-21 Monday. From the number
who have filed this week it would al
pear that notall the good land is taken
A card from Jos. A. Bouchard to the
Pioneer says that he has quit the Car
lisle printing office and entered the
blacksmith shop. lie has had some
experience in this line and should make
good at the business.
'hat was an awful hard knot that
struck our friend Jim Bear in the left
optic jueging from the look of the eye
last Saturday. Some were skeptical
about his story but it fully corroborated
the statement mode to us that his wife
had nothing to do with it.
Miss Clara B. Gates and her brother
Hartison B. Gates of Poison filed on
I md Monday last in 21-22 before the
United States commism ioner in Ronan.
While here they took advantage of the
chance and insured themselves of read
ing the Pioneer in the future.
Andrew Beckwith of St. Ignatius he a
several fine Barred Plymouth Rocks on
exhibition at the Missoula poultry show
this week. He was the first to enter
for ribbons and his birds are fine ones.
Alter the show is over lie expects to
go to Helena for a few days to see how
the legisiature is acting.
The Misses Myrtle and Sue Irvin en
tertained a party of ladies at their
home 7 miles northwest of Ronan last
Wednesday. The afternoon was spent
in sewing and an elaborate dinner was
served at 6 o'clock which was enjoyed
very much. The invited guests were
Mrs. Ella McDonald. Mrs. Chris. Van
denburg, Mrs. Julia Avery, Mrs. How
ard Smith and Miss Elizebeth Pfeiffer.
Henry Raymond filed on an 80 in 20.
?1 this week.
Messrs. W. H. and C. E. Reicha d
and their wives entertained a number
of friends at dinner last Sunday at the
west of Ronan home of the former.
Progressive. 600 was the game played.
Stephen Dukes conveyed on 'Wednes.
lay last his interest in the Virginia
placer mining claim on Little Bitter
Root to Alleni Sroan. 'The consideratiop
is p;ivate. On several occasions Mr.
Dukes has been in town and exhibited
some fine specimens of placer gold
washed from the gravel on this claim.
Iver M. Brandjord and Oluf Romsos,
president and vice-president of Ronan
State Bank, made a trip of inspection
over the south Mission and Moiese val
ley: the first of the week. They also
were at Dixon where they remained
over night. Mr. Romsos expects to
leave for his North Dakota home in a
The contract for the construction of
the new Pablo building on the lot east
of the Ronan Cafe was awarded last
Friday afternoon to Grunert & Morain.
Their contract is for the work only,
Mr. Pablo to furnish the foundation
and material. Work on the foundation
started Monday last and with favorable
weather the carpenter work commence
sometime during the coming week.
The First National Bank of Ronan
stockholders had an election on the 30th
of January and the result is given in
another column ofthis issue. About
the only change is in president of the
in.,titution, Hon. Ed. Donlan succeed
ing Stanley Scearce who wishes to de
vote the time taken up in this particu
lar to his other interests. Addison M.
Sterling is a new man on the direc
In a letter received the latter part of
the week from Ben Jacobs, who is at
tending the experimental college at
Bozeman, he informs the Pioneer that
he has been elected a member of the
Montana horse breeders' association
and also appointed on the committee to
secure legislation to stamp out glanders
in this state. He says that since his
house in 19-20 was burglarously entered
he has taken precautions to not have it
left unoccupied any more. A warm re
ception awaits the next one who at
tempts to unlawfully enter his housa
The Ladies' Aid society is making
satifactory headway in the preparations
for the play which is to be given on
the night of February 17th. Rehear
sals are being held regularly and those
wha are taking part in the play are
mastering their parts well. " The
Reveiies of a Bachelor" is a strong
play and should draw a large crowd,
while those who enjoy comedy will find
the real thing in the "Sniggles Family"
which will close the entartainment of
the evening. From present indications
the play will be a great success and
merit the attendance of the people of
Ronan and vicinity.
Allen Sloan was in town Wednesday
and said that his daughter, Miss
Hattie, had received her commission as
postmistress at Sloan, and that the
office would be in operation as soon as
the supplies are received from Washing
ton. IThis will make it handy for a
number of Little Bitter Rooters to get
their mail. He says that an effort is
to be made by people living along the
Little Bitter Root and those residing at
Camas also to have a star route estab
lished from Ronan to Camas. This
would be of great benefit to many
living on the proposed route, as it
would also give them an opportunity to
not only get their mail readily but
would furnish them with the means of
having goods carried back and forth.
The warm wind of Monday and Tues.
day carried away the small amount of
snow on the ground at that time and
made the streets look like a lake of
mud. The situ.tion is becoming so
disagreeable that sidewilks appear to,
be an absolute necessity, or else ladies
will be compelled to remain in-door un
til after the mud has disappeared.
There are several places in town where
just a little investment in sidewalks
would complete a gap in the walk which
would be appreaciated by the people
very much and add to the appearance
of the entire town and the proparty
along side. S eme street crossings
are nearly impassable and this matter
should receive attention. Lets get busy
and build some side walks even if of
only one plank for the present.
Regular Services Hereafter
Father Edw. Griva, S. J., wishes to
announce that hereafter regular ser
vines will be held in the church of the
S rcred Heart in Ronan on the days
pablished in another column. On next
Samday there will be the solemn bless
I .g or dedication of the church, at 10
o clock, with mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
Tie church is now so far completed
t gat it will be possible hereafter to
h 'ld services therein, regardless of
t ie weather. The father's room is also
completed so that he can occupy it and
will do so when in Ronan in the future.
Steam Laundry for Ronan
Michel Pablo has asked for bids for
the construction of a two story
steam laundry building, to be erected
on the back of the lots south of Dr.
Putney and D. D. Hull' offices. This
C) Our new store fixtures have arrived
and the shelving is about in place.
This means that in a very few days
we will commence moving our large
stock of goods. Every article sold
in the meantime means just that
much less to move, and in order to
reduce our stock to the minimum
we will sell goods now in stock at
Removal Sale Prices that will inter
est you. Come in and see the goods
and get prices on that bill of supplies
you contemplate buying. Now is the
time to buy your spring supplies.
building will be 20x50 and is already
leased and the tenant ready to occupy
it just as soon ac completed.
A modern laundry is among the most
needed industries in Ronan just at this
time. Not that the town is dirty by
any means, but just that the people
here are forced to send their laundry
work away from home to have it done.
Being all nice, clean people the laundry
will be appreciated and will receive the
patronage of all the people needing its
The Hard Times dance given by the
Moiese Valley club last Friday night,
proved a financial success as we'l as a
very enjoyable social affair, and the
club is rapidly earning, a name for true
hospitality. Friends from Dixon and
vicinity joined the club members and
added greatly to the enjoyment of all.
Music was furnished by Messrs. Austin,
Lundho'm and Aldrich. The entertain
ment committee appointed to manage
the next social affair, to be held Feb.
14th, consist,- of Messrs. Trans, chair
man, Ed. Johnson, S'warts, Sharp, Aus
tin and Barton.
Saturday evening the club house was
open to all its members for an informal
social. Music, cards and dancing were
enjoyed by all.
Saturday afternoon the Molese Val
ley Settlers' Association held their reg
ular monthly meeting at which the
election of officers for the year 1911
was held and resulted in the selection
of A. J. Davenport, president; H. G. D.
Hall, vice president; Charles A. Swope,
secretary; H. E. Moffett, treasurer,
and with Harriette P. Geiger as a fifth
member these officers form the execu
tive board. The principal matters of
importance discussed were those per
taining to roads, school and market
quotations, and committees were ap
pointed by the the president to attend
to such matters for the settlers, and
the association adjourned until the next
regular meeting to be held at two
o'clock, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25th.
Another Delightful Evening
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Foster entertained
the Progressive Whist club and friends
Monday evening last at the commodious
home of Judge and Mrs. D. D. Hull.
To show that he has the proper ap
preciation on the part of a host Judge
Hull got out his auto in the evening
and conveyed each and every guest
from and to t*.eir homes. Considering
the condition of the streets at the time,
many of them being covered with
wster, it was an act all will long re
Those present to enjoy the evening
were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sterling, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Potvin, Mr. and
Mrs. A.M: Stirling, Mr. and Mrs D. D.
Hull, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rathbone,
Mrs. Iver M. Branjdord, Mrs. Jos.
Bouchard, Dr. Putney, Lew Brown
and Bolivar Scear.e.
Mrs. Potvin and A. M. 8torithg'
the first prizes and just think of the
humiliation, Mrs. Rathbone and Bolivar
Scearce the boobies. Not that the boo
by prizes were not good enough, but
Bolivar will have to practice so con
stantly and persistently that he will
probably win all the firsts hereafter
and the delicate pink flush that will
appear on the countenance of the other
winner will attest to the merits of
complexion powder for some time to
come. It comes in handy, too, when
one shaves himself.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster vied with each
other in making the evening a pleasant
one and they succeeded entirely.
The following letters remain in the
Ronan postoffice uncalled for on Feb. 6,
1911. Persons calling for same will
please say "advertised."
Tim Allen, George Christofferson (2),
Jessie Chamberlain, Mrs. W. A. Davis,
Carl Davis, Arrigon Guiseppe, Frank
Gup-ha, R. E. Grant, Levi Ham, Dave
Hamilton, Fredrick Hazel, John Lakte
(2), W. E. Lubreecht, Earnest Morris,
Bill O'Keefe, H. D. Pollard, Robert L.
Pachoud, A. H. Richardson, Harvey
Reuter, Havr Ruddy, Jacob Swalling,
Chester Smith, Roy Smith, Louis
Stolwood, John Vikin, M. H. Wilform,
Jimmie Wood, Suano u my Poin.
A. M. STERLING, P. M.
Two gentle mule teams, cheap. Two
and one-half miles west of Ronan.
x HOLMAM & NASH.
Seed Oats For Sale
Good seed oats clean of all foul seed
of any kind. Two cents per pound.
M. O. McCoLLUx.
Span of four year old mules, harness
and wagon. Span of geldings weight
1050 each. One 1300 lb. words mare,
top buggy harness and household goods
such as range etc. Can be seen next
door to Richard McLeod's residence in
Ronan. W. A. PRIEST.
Notice to Contractors
The plans and specifications for the
First M. E. church of Ronan can be
seen at M. J. Befiedict's stors. Bids
are invited for the furnishing of the
material needed for the construction
of, and for the carpenter work in com
pleting the building. The trustees
reserve the right to reject any or all
bids. All bids must be in the hands of
the secretary not later than Tuesday
evening, Feb. 7, 1911, at 8 o'clock.
By order of the trustees.
M. J. BENEDICT, Secretary.
If you are going to have any paint
ing, interior decorations (fresco or pa
.per hanging) or sign work done this
spring, then make, your appointments
now, or not later than March 1st, for I
will oi ite a limited numberof jobs.
Remember' 1 do only FtRSTCLAs 'WoRK
and will not accept a cheap skimmer
B. J. SCHAERER, Painter,
Moving Picture Show
Complete change of pro
gram each night.
Satnrday, Sunday and Tuesday
"Gans Nelson Fight."
Big dance after show Sat. night.
Remember we show:
Tuesday and Saturday
Evenings of each week.
House and Lot For Sale
My residense in Ronan, lucluding on:.
lot and good barn, out buildings, etc.
Seed Oats For Sale
About 1000 bushels first class oats.
$2 per ,hundred. 1 1-2 miles.southwest
of Ronan. L. A. Cox.
To buy some hens. L. A. Cox.
A few full blood rose comb Brown
Leghorn cockrels. Inquire of John H.
Bohnbach at the Clairmont ranch.
Grade Jersey Cows
Anyone wishing a good grade Jersey
milk cows which will be fresh early in
the sp:ing, should see. D. D. Ilull
Wood For Sale
All kinds of dry and green wood. Cut
to any length. Prompt delivery.
I. L. DEARDORFF
Remember your ranch is'nt complete
without a flock of chickens.
Also remember your flock is'nt com.
plete without one of Stansbury &
Welch's thouwghbred Barred Plymouth
Rock cockrels. We have a few choice
ones left. The same stock you would
get if you were to send east at the
For return of two gray horses, both
weight about 1200 lbs; one branded N
and the other n shoulder. Cox
Wood for Sale
All kinds, cut any length. Yard one
half mile east of Flathead camp.
Mixed chopped feed for sale. $1.85
per 100. ;WALTER STORMS.
I have re-opened my harness andshoe
repairing shop, west of Lemire Bros,
Wanted&'A barber to occupy a good
location in the Pioneer Pool hall. Rates
RICHARD MCLEOD, Prop., Ronan.
For latest styles in
Mdillinery, etc., remember.
My stock is new and prices right