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over the Burlington to Chicago writes, that
in his opinion there is not a better managed
railway in America. He further says that
from the time you enter your car until you
reach Chicago, every employee of the road
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H. F. HUGER, AGENT.
6 NORTH MAIN STREET, HELENA, MONT.
H. B S'GUR, GENERAL AGENT.
U S, 'Senators— Hon. W. A. Clark, Butte:
Hon. Tlios. II. Carter, Helena,
Representative—Hon. A. J. Campbell, Butte
Governor—Hobert b. Smith.
Lieut. Cover nor—A. E. Spriggs,
Secretary ol State—T.S. Hogan.
State Auditor—T.-W. Poindexter.
State Treasurer— T. E. Collins.
Attorney General—C. P. Nolan.
Supt, of Public Instruction—E. A. Carleton
Chief Justice--Theodore Brantly
Ass. Justices—W. H. Hunt Wm. F, Pigott.
Clerk Supremo Court—Henry G. lliokerts
District Judge—Frank H. Woody.
Clerk of District Cour t—All .» E. Shappoe.
Sheriff—11. S. Clmffln
0 lerk and Recorder—Howard D. Smart,
Treasurer—,I. IC. Souiers
Assessor—J. i>. Watts
County Attorney— W. P. Baker
Sitpt. Public Inst ruction—B. May Million
Coroner— W. T. Adir
Public Administrator— J. W. Lancaster.
County Commissioners—J. It. Rawlins, Ed
A. Johnson. W. E. Gleason.
MISSOULA & BITTER ROOT VALLEY.
PASSENGER AM) FREIGHT.
Th un li
i 25 a. w.
De.. .Gratitsdalc.. .Ar
...... Bittet- Rout......
Train No. 1, westbound, leaves Missoula at
■P05 p. m. Train No. 2, eastbound, leaves
Missoula at 5:40 p. m.
W. H. Ladd. Agent | Chas. S. Fee, G P. A.
Hamilton, Mont. I St. Paul, Minn.
Hamilton to Hughes
LEAVES—A. C. M. Co. store, Hamil
ton, at 2 p. at. every Friday.
ARRIVES—at Hughes Creek Sattir
LEAVES—Hughes Creek Monday
ARRIVES—at Hamilton Tuesdays at
Freight and Passenger Traffic
W. G. SMITH, Prop.
0. C. BROWN, Proprietor.
I BAGGAGE TRANSFERRED
TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY
I JOBBING A SPECIALTY
j LEAVE ORDERS AT THE BANNER STORL.
Main St. - Hamilton ,Mont.
...WESTERN NEWS OFFICE..
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Ar
ticle 4, Chapter 2, Part 4, Title 1 of the Politi
cal Code of thodawsof the State of Montana,
and an election held on the 20th day of Feb
ruary, 1 ïHto, under and by virtue of the pro
visions of said article, whereby the Board of
Com ly Commissioners was authorized to
borrow the sum of $20,000 for the purpose of
building a courthouse in the town of Hamil
ton. Ravalli county', Montana, said Board of
Commissioners will on the 24th day of tpril.
at 1 p. m. at the county clerk's office in
Hamilton. Ravalli county, Montana, receive
proposals for the purchase of Ravalli county
bonds in I he sum of $20,000 in the denomina
tionof S1.UC0 each, bearing interest at the
rate of à per cent per annum, payable semi
annually, on the first day of June and the
first day of December of each year until re
Saul bonds will bo payable as follows:—
$1,000 on the first day of December, 1001. and
$1,000 annually thereafter on the said first
day oi lloeember of each year except the last
bond of $1.00» which will be payable on the
31st day of May, 1920,
Bonds to be dated June 1st, Its 0.
Bids will be received for all or any number
of said bunds.
Certified check of 5 per cent must accom
Said bids to be submitted In sealed envel
opes to Board of County Commissioners at
County Clerk's office in Hamilton, Ravalli
county, Montana, on or before 1 p. m. on (lie
24lli day of April. 1990.
Board reserves the right to reject any or
By order of tlie hoard of County Comniis
slouers of Ravalli county, Montana.
HOWARD D. SMART.
Dated at Hamilton, Mont., March 19, 19 o.
Notice to Co-owners.
Slate of Montana, i
County ef Ravalli. \
To À1 Dubecli and ('has, Stearns, their
heirs or assigns:
You are hereby notified finit the under
signed, your co-owners, have in accordance
with the provisions of section 2324 of the re
vi<ed statutes id tiie Fnited Stall's and the
ammendment thereto approved Jan. 22. issu
concerning annua! labor upon mining claims,
performed labor and made improvements to
'■lie value of one hundred dollars (flit*) in rep
resenting for till' year INIIM the New tear
plaier milting claim, situate in thcOverwhioh
(unorganized) milling district, Ravalli coun
ty, »täte of Montana, the locution certificate
of said mining claim being tiled for record on
page 499. In bonk 1. of placer locations in 111"
recorder's office of Ruvirili county. Montana,
on Mardi 30, isus; t Lut t lie alaivc expenditures
were made to hold said premises under tlaj
provisions of section 2324 revised statutes of
the I lilted States.
And unless you contribute or cause to be
contributed within ninety days after the sei—
v ici' of this notice by publication upon vou
I your proport ion of said expend it uns, tilget h
I ci- wiili tlie costs of t ids nut ice, all your right
title anil interest in and to tlie above named
, mining claim will become the property of the
undersigned, your co-owners, who have per
turmed the work and made the required ex
N. C. Wynn.
Dated at Hamilton. Mont.. Jan. 12th, 1900.
(First publication Jan. IT.—121.)
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ES
TATE BY GUARDIAN.
In the district court of tlie Fourth Judicial
District or the state of Montana, in anil fur
lia vail! county.
In tie mutter of the estate of Clara M.
Barley, a minor.
Luder authority of an order of sale grant
ed by tlie 11 ist riet court of the Knurl li .1 m li
cht! District in and for Ravalli rnutitv. stun
nl Montana, dated September 1st!i, 'l 9.i. i
: will sell at private sale the following ile
I scrilied real estate, to-wit : An undivided one
I half of the Southwest quarter of the Nortli
I east quarter of Sud ion 2i), Township ti mirth.
; Range 21 west. Ravalli county. Montana
I The sale will be made on or after the 10th
I day of April Jin to. and bids will bo received at
I my residence near Hamilton, Ravalli count v.
j .Montana up to said dale.
Makiiaret F.. Kenuai.u
Guardian of the Estate
I of Clara M. Barley, Minor.
] Dated March 11, I'M). 4t
Notice of Sale of School Bonds.
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance
ot an election belli in the school l ouse of
School District No. 9, in Ravalli county. Mon
tana, after having given lawful notice that
said I lection would lie lieiil at said place on
t ho —lit h day of March. 19tm. for tlie puru.isi
i*d bonding the school district in the sum of
. " in build an addition to the school house
in said district, said bonds being voted. Nu«
therefore. In pursuance of said election and
the laws of the State of Molilalia, v.e. tin
t i ustia-s of said district, give notice that on
the 29th day of April, 19'fi.at 2uVli»-k m..
«I Hie front door of the court lions.-, in llam
ilti"). Montana, we will sell to the highest
bidder, for cash, said bonds. Tlicv will be in
1 he di nnlnin.-itiiiii of slim each, t'.u-'th - period
ol live years, with tin- privilege of district
taking upoue of said bonds each year. Trus
tees reserve the light to reject any and all
1 'ins. . Hill bonds to draw interest not til ex.
I a cd f. per cent
J. B. OVERTLRl',
.1. I . WADDELL,
.1. A WII.KKRSON
Irustisx or School District No. 9, Ravalli
Duted this 27th day of March, 1900. 4t.
PROVISIONS OF THE LAW ZJ
In Relation to the Duties of Road
There is much inquiry regarding the
provisions of the new road law, under
which elections of supervisors were
held last week. These inquiries have
been so numerous of late that a few of
the principal sections of the law are
"Section 3. The office of road sup
ervisor is hereby established. A road
supervisor for each road district in
this state shall be elected annually, by
the male voters in each road district at
the time prescribed by law for the elec
tion of school trustees, and at tlie place
designated by the board of county
commissioners; provided, that there
shall be but one polling place in each
road district, and the polls at such
election shall be kept open between
the hours of 8 a. m. and 2 p. m. of
"Section 4. All laws relative to the
election of school trustees so far as
not consistent with this act, are hereby
made applicable to the election of road
supervisor in each road district. The
county commissioners shall prescribe
tiie form of ballots to be used for the
election of road supervisors in all dis
tricts within their county, and shall
provide the judges of election within
each road district with a special ballot
box, to be used for tlie deposit of bal
lots in the election of road supervisor.
"Section 7. The judges of election,
after canvassing the votes, which must
be completed within five days after
election, shall deliver to the county
clerk and recorder of the county, with
in the period above described, a certifi
cate duly sworn to by each of the
judges, showing- the number of votes
cast for each candidate, and the name
of the person elected; and it shall be
the duty of the county clerk and re
corder thereupon to make and deliver
certificates of election to the persons
shown to be entitled thereto, by the
return of tlie judges of election, of the
several roa.d districts within the
"Section 8. The person so elected
shall make written oath or affirmation
of office before entering upon the dis
charge of his duties, to tlie effect that
he will, at all times, during his term
of office, faithfully perform all duties
prescribed for him by law, to tlte best
of his ability, which oath or affirma
tion shall be filed with tlie county
clerk and recorder of the county.
Road supervisors shall hold office with
in the district for which they are elect
ed for the full period of one year, be
gining the first day May following
their election and ending tlie 30th day
of tlie following April, or until their
successors are elected and qualified.
"Section 9. Road supervisors shall
give a bond of $500 before entering
upon the duties of their office, with
two good and sufficient sureties, pay
able to the county in case of breach
of its condition, conditioned for the
faithful performance of all his duties
as prescribed by law, which bond shall
be filed with the county clerk and re
corder not later than the first day of
May following election. All moneys
collected as penalties under this see
tion shall be paid to the county treas
tirer of the county, and shall constitute
a road fund for tlie particular road
"Section 10. A vacancy occurring
in the office of the road supervisor iu
any district shall be filled by tlie board
of county commissioners of the county
in which the road district is situated
and the person so appointed to fill a
vacancy, shall hold office until the
next annual election of the district, or
until liis successor is elected and qual
"Section 12. The road supervisor
shall be allowed a compensation ot $3
per day for each day of eight hours,
and proportionately for a fraction of
the same, while actively engaged in
performing the duties required of him
by virtue of this act, which shall be
audited and allowed by the board of
county commissioners on presentation
to them of vouchers showing the num
ber of days actually employed, sworn
to by the supervisor.
"Section 13. Road supervisors under
the direction and supervision of the
county commissioners shall:
"First—Take charge of all highways
within their respective districts.
"Second—Keep them clear of ob
struction and in good repair.
"Third—Cause banks to be graded,
bridges and causeways to be made
where necessary and to keep the same
good repair and renew them when
"Fourth -Make any and all repairs
or improvements on any or all public
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end sold everywhere.
There's something about the little
black dress that touches a man in a very
tender spot. He pats the little one on
the head, puts some pennies in her hand,
swallows hard and then—starts out to
make his own children fatherless. There;
is no doubt that many a man is taken
from his family by neglect of simple
precautions whicTi would preserve his
health. Disease generally begins nowa
days in "stomach trouble" because the
meals are hasty and the food not di
gested. From that beginning come dis-
orders of the blood, liver, kidneys, heart
or nerves. The use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, for diseases
of the organs of digestion and nutrition
will avert the catastrophe of more seri
ous disease. It strengthens the stomach,
purifies the blood, nourishes the nerves,
and builds men up iu both brain and'
"I can say to you, one bottle of your ' Golden
Medical Discovery ' has cured me sound and
well, after suffering two long years with stom
ach disease," writes W. H. Braswell, of McAden
ville, Gaston Co., N. C. "My health is wortll atl.
the world to me. I will praise you as long as
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets should be,
used with " Discovery " where a laxative
roads within his district which are
necessary and beneficial to tlie district.
Provided, that in making such repair
or improvements no more money shall
be expended by such road supervisor
than has previously been set aside by
the board of county commissioners for
such purpose, and in making such re
pairs or improvements, said road su
pervisor, so far as practicable, shall
permit persons from whom a special
road tax is due to work out tlleir road
"Fifth—Present his vouchers to the
county commissioners of his county
for work and labor performed by him
as required by section 2 of this act,
semi-annually, on the first days of
April and November of each year."
New Notions That Are Popular
with the Undies This
Long coats reaching to the knees,
with large hoods, are made of satin and
trimmed with stitched bands of cloth
in patterns. They make beautiful
wraps for elderly women. A long cir
cular wrap of black cloth is outlined
with a fold of white silk braid, and has
a simulated yoke made of rows of fold
ed braid stitched closely together.
Some i f the sleeves to the gowns with
the sheathed skhts are so snug that
they button from the wrist nearly to
Wine color is much talked of for fall
and winter use. With the velvet hats,
birds or flowers of a peculiar light
shade of red are seen. Occasionally a
dark wine-colored ft It hat appears
trimmed with velvet of the same shade
and th" wine color appears ns trimming
for sene of the outing hats. The big
and broad turbans of fur and feathers
are much seen, and are large and solid
looking'. The fur cr the feathers go
around the sides, the middle being of
velvet. Whole birds are seen on these
hats, and a gorgeous parrot makes a
conspicuous toque. Some English girls
are wearing becoming hats of pale
bine felt, which set off their
bright complexions delightfully, as
they are intensified with black
trimmings. A hat made for an
American lias the rim cf black velvet,
soft, pale blue felt crown, striped with,
black velvet and a black bird at the
'liny little cut steel or other fancy
buckles are among the touches which
differentiate in neckwear, in which
there is so little change that it can hard
ly be mentioned. There are the same
high stocks pointed indifferent ways as
heretofore, and occasionally one sees
the highness at the back cut in square
instead of in points.
Bound handkerchiefs embroidered
with your favorite flower is the latest
Black velvet embroidered in oriental
designs with gold braid and colored
silks is used effectively for yoke and
vest for an imported gown of old-ros»
The back in many a cloth bodice is
made quite plain without any seam.
For practical autumn uses there is
now a great demand for fabric gloves of
suede-finished cashmere in black, dark
gray, aril all the varying shades of tan
and russet. The stitching is in tiny
silk points. Eight-button mousque
taire evening gloves have backs stitched
in their own color, contrasts beiug
avoided. Dogskin gants in gray or
reddish brown, stitched in a darker
shade of silk, and fastened with four
arge buttons, are stiff used for trav
eling and shopping. Four-button
black suede gloves are fancy stitched in
white, but the best make have the finger
seams stitched in black.
Mary toques and turbans are devel
oped in cloth to match the gown. The
v!uth-r Vi : ed Spanish turban is much
in e\id r.ct'. the cloth, as a rule, match
i::g the gown, though they are found
riady-made in tan and gray, both fel*
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