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WE ARE OPENING THIS WEEK
$ 15 , 000.00 Worth of New Dry Goods Ladies' Coats and Jackets, Dress Qoods, Street Hats, Etc. The Largest and Finest Lot of Goods ever opened in the valley. Our prices, as usual, THE LOWEST, quali ty and style considered. $ WE ARE I SHOWING.... S3 5,000 Yards Of New Outing Flannel at 10c. These are the heaviest flannels you ever bought for 10c. 1,000 YARDS of New Outing Flannel at 5c the yard. Not a.s thin as som6 you havo seen. They are good values. Ravalli County Mercantile Company. Bitter Root Brevities. 5 J. C Million was up from Etna yes terday. Albert Hork is rusticating at the springs. Geo. E. Grate and family have re moved to Missonla, A. L. Mowatt, a prominent business man of Victor, is in town today. James Wheaton, of Victor, did busi ness in the county capital yesterday. Jesse Boardman is in Missoula, hav ing secured a building contract there. Mr. and Mrs. Milton P. Chaffin drove over from Corvallis yesterday. Rev. J. H. McJunkin went to Ward ner, Idaho, Monday on an extended visit. Mrs. Lew Crutchfield and children went to Bozeman last Friday to visit a brother of the lady. Misses Nettie Summers and Blanche "Watts have returned from a visit with relatives in Carbon county. 30 DAY Watch Sale. Beginning Aug. 15 •We will reduce from 20 to 25 per cent on our immense stock of watches. We can quote but a few prices on the many bargains we offer: Elgin 7 Jewel dust-proof Watches..........$5.75 Watham IS Jewel dust-proof Watches.......... 8.50 20 Year Gold-Filled Cases Elgin Movement.. 12.00 20 Year Gold-Filled Hamilton R. R. Watches .... 17,50 'The Ansoma" regular $1.50 Watch............ 1.25 ALL WATCHES WARRANTED. Special Prices on High-Grade Watches. A I RANK Jewlek and • Lh Dnlliv, OPTICIAN. Sidney Ward has returned to Hughes creek after spending a couple of weeks with a Missoula outing party on Flat head lake. H. Somes, of Grantsdnle, a valued frier.d of the Western News, transact ed business in the county capital Monday. A balloon-roofed barn is being erect ed on the Wehr ranch near Corvallis of sufficient capacity to hold 100 tons of baled hay. - J. G. Showell, the photographer, left for Ft. Benton this morning on a b usiness trip. He expects to be back in about a week. Chas. Gary was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail last Wednes day for petit larceny. Dan Dyer got 30 days for vagrancy. Wynne H. Roberts and Richard Southwick and families have spent the past week on the classic banks of Lake Como. Mrs. A. A. Gold expects to remove to the Couer d' Alene country this week, to reside on a timber claim she has taken up. C. F. Cameron last week received a shipment of fine blooded chickens from Ohio. He proposes to establish hennery and devote his time to poultry raising. Geo. T. Dye, the prosperous Corval lis dairyman was a welcome caller Saturday. Mr. Dye and family are e njoying a pleasant visit from his sister who recently arrived from Cali fornia. Suit for divorce was filed Monday by Grace McFarlane against Joel J. McFarlane of Stevensville, on the grounds of non-support. W, P. Baker is attorney for the plaintiff, D. Hunsaker, charged with grand larceny, was released Thursday upon furnishing bail in the amount of $1500, with Rory McLeod and D. D. Nich olson as sureties. R. Lee McCulloch was retained as counsel in the case. Some Mormon missionaries, of the Josephite branch of the church of Latter Day Saints, are holding a camp meeting in the big tent on the corner of Main and Fifth streets. Last night the first meeting of a series was held. The grand lodge Ancient Order of United Workmen convened in Butte yesterday. R. A. O'Hara of Hamil ton, Henry McVey of Victor, J. R. Faulds and H. W. Flannagin of Ste vensville, were present, representing the lodges of this valley. Petitions for letters of administra tion were filed Monday with the clerk of the court in the estate of Geo. M. Tyrell.by John F. Langley and in that of Daniel K. Sparks by Mary H. Sparks. August 27 was set as the date of hearing in both cases. J ustice F. J, Morris on last Friday fined J. H. Cowan $100 and costs, for failure to give his deposition in the Hays vs. Cowan case, when cited to appear by the clerk of the court. Mr. Cowan's attorneys filed notice of ap peal to the district court. The annual meeting of the State Firemen's Association is to be held in Billings October 7, 8, 9 and 10. The H amilton department will be entitled to four delegates and it is quite proba b le that a full representation will go as a very interesting and profitable meeting is anticipated. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hackett arrived here Sunday evening for a visit with A. W Newell and family. Mrs. Hackett is a sister of Mr. Newell. They have just completed a tour of Yellowstone Park. Mrs. Hackett will remain some time, but Mr. Hackett, who is a prominent attorney of Carthage, Mo., has been called home by important legal busi ness. J. D. Vance returned front the Clear water this week and reports having safely conducted the McMurry-Balliett party safely into the Clearwater coun try: They went in by way of Lost Horse for a month's onting and were well supplied with saddle and pack animals and a complete outfit. The party consists of W. E. McMurry of this city and A. C. Balliett, wife and daughter, of Honeywell, Mo. •DR; VWEf " CREAM BAKING POWDfK Award«* ■IA..I —----- ■ » __IJt — ■» -» ■nui MMTBf wanra raw £u aa. - - — - - — - er D. Hunsaker and wife have given a bill of sale to N. Farnsworth for his 1400 head of sheep on the East Fork together with all his farm machinery, tools, harness, vehicles, camp outfits, sheep dogs, fences and hay or other crops. The consideration named is $2,500. The ministers of all denominations in this city will hold union services at the M. E. Church, Sixth street, next Sunday evening at which time Rev. J. A. Martin will preach his farwell sermon. Mr. Martin and family will remove to Philippsburg some time next week. J. D. Miser, public administiator, has filed a petition for letters of ad ministration in the estate of Geo. M. Tyrell. This involves a contest with John F. Langley, who has also filed a petition for letters in ehe same estate. August 29 has been set as the date for hearing in the contest. Sheriff Prescott will sell at sheriff's sale under execution issued out of the Ravalli county court in the case of the Ravalli County bank against J. P. Rogers and C. C. Chaffee, on Septem ber 1, lots 1 and 2, block 68, Knowles Second addition to Missoula, to satis fy a judgment of $219 and costs.— Missoulian. LOST—Sunday night, between Hamilton and Dr. Howard's country residence, a traveling grip (hand sat chel) containing gentleman's wearing apparel and several other articles. A reward of $5.00 will be paid upon its return to this office. The same re ward is offered for information lead ing to its recovery. H. H. Howard. John, Harry and Louis Howard ar rived Sunday evening for a week's visit with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Howard, and their two brothers re siding here. John and Louis Howard reside in Butte, where the former is as sistant superintendent of the West ern Union Telegraph Co., and Louis holds a responsible position in the music store of Orton Bros. Harry re sides in Bozeman and is foreman of the Chronicle office. Rev. and Mrs. R. M. Dungan left yesterday for Deer Lodge to attend the state convention of the Christian church of the state. They will make an earnest effort to secure this convection for Hamilton next year and have a good prospect of success. There are 20 churches of this denomi nation in Montana, with a total mem bership of about 1500, most of whom reside in the western part of the state. Rev. and Mrs. Dungan will return Saturday evening. Li ghtnlng struck a stack of hay be longing to T, L. Randolph on Willow Creek last Saturday evening, and, setting fire to it, consumed something over 50 tons. Sohn Ferrell's house, in same neighborhood was also struck and slightly damaged, and a cow was killed for E. L. Packer bv an electric bolt the same evening. There were five stacks of hay in the Randolph yard, only one of which, in spite of the efforts of about 20 men, could be saved. James H. Cowan again failed to ap pear and give his deposition last Mon day, as commanded by the clerk of the court. Under the code he is liable for another fine of $100 and costs, this be ing his second failure to appear, and according to this peculiar section of the statutes each failure to appear constitutes a separate offense and is punishable by a fine of $100 and costs. Meanwhile the attorneys for both sides have stipulated that Mr. Cowan shall appear before Judge Webster on Aug. 29 and give his deposition. g The school board has elected Miss Zuella Trester, of Lincoln, Nebraska, to fill the vacancy caused by the pro motion of Miss Mary Mathias to the principalship of the High School; Miss Gertrude L. Owen, of La Junta, Col., has been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Kitty Howard, who proposes to spend the summer at her home in Yetter, Iowa. Miss Ella V. Mahar, of Ft Dodge, Iowa, was chosen to succeed Miss Bond. The public schools will open Monday, September 15. The examination of James Bubaer, charged with killing a deer last month, was held before Justice J. F. Morris Friday evening. Daniel Kearney, Deputy Warden Higgins and Deputy Sheriff Lillick testified for the state, which was represented by County At torney Baker. Attorney H. L. Myers conducted the defense. The defen dant and Geo. W. Solleder and James Vance testified for the defense. The killing of the deer was admitted, the defense being that Bubaer's offense was covered by the provision of the game law that permits the killing of game when oppressed by hunger or destitution. Justice Morris ordered the case dismissed and the prisoner was released from custody. sheep For Sale—A small bunch of 325 head of stock sheep. Good stock and most ly young and in good order. Will sell at half cash, balance on time, 10 per cent. Can clear $400 the first year on investment. Good chance for a farm er who, wants to get into the sheep business. Write at once to L. E. Manning Jr., Steyensville; Mont. 43-1 The city council of Hamilton has by formal vote tendered the members of the State Press association the free dom of the city at the annual meeting of the press gang. That it will be ac cepted in the spirit in which it is giv en, goes without saying, and the meet ing of the association this year will be memorable one in its history. The Bitter Root people will do their best to entertain their visitors, and the latter will take full advantage of their "day off."—Helena Independent. The city council met Monday even . „ » .. - Ä ing for the purpose of fixing the tax levy for the current year. All the members were present excepting Al derman Peterson, who is now in Sweden. Upon motion of Alderman Frank'Burns, seconded by Alderman H. S. Page it was unanimously voted to fix the total levy at 5j£ mills, appor tioned to the several funds as follows: Electric light, 3 mills; fire and water, 2 mills; street and alley, % mill. The total tax levy on property within the incorporated limits of Hamilton this year, and which includes state, county, «chool and town tax, is 33 2-10 mills or just 10 mills less than last year. This is quite a substantial de crease. Wanted:—A lady waiter at Union Restaurant. Fresh country butter wanted at 20c per lb. at the A. C. M. Merc. Dept. Furnished rooms to rent, Apyly at Reber residence 40tf Write Briggs, of Victor, for nursery stock. 38tf Furnished or unfurnished rooms Call on J. D.Powers. tf. Sewing machines repaired at Wheel er & Lazenby's. 23tf For paints and wall paper see Mag ni & Harvey, Pell's old stand. 30-tf. Wheeler & Lazenby's is the place to get your bicycles repaired. 23-tf Remember the old reliable Oregon Nursery Co. They lead, others follow. For calciminiug call on Magni & Harvey, Pell's old stand. 30-tf. HOLD—your orders for nursery stock. H. A. Brig.s, agent for Mis soula Nursery Co., will call on you. 38t For painting- and paper hanging call on Magni & Harvey, Pell's old stand. 30-tf. We desire your patronage—Powers & Lynch—Hotel Hamilton Barber Shop. 40tf For Sale—A t a bargain, a second hand Walter A. Wood mower. Inquire at Western News office. 37-tf. Bicycle material of all kinds at Maynard & Wheeler's. 23-tf The best and cheapest nursery stock—Missoula Nursery Co.—H. A. Briggs, agent, Victor, Mont. 38tf Money to loan on all kinds of secur ity. N. Farnsworth, Hamilton Mon tana. tf Binder for sale at a bargain. Call on or address Chris Jergenson, Hamil ton. 34-tf. Lost—Somewhere between our home and the Hotel Hamilton, a pearl sun burst pin with diamond setting. A suitable reward will be paid for return of same to R. Lee McCulloch. 43tf GO TO RAVALLI ABSTRACT Co. if you want bargains in ranch property with title guaranteed; city property; lowest possible rates on in surance; houses to rent; money to loan; property of all kinds listed to sell. Call and see us. 33tf RARE OLD WINE. Fourteen-year-old Tokay and An gelica wine for family use at Valley Clothing Co's, 38tf Wholesale Liquor Department. DISPERSION SALE Dispersion sale of a grand lot of cattle at Hamilton, Mont., on SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 1902. Now is your great opportunity to buy milch cows—fresh and strippers, beef cattle of any size, gentle heifers or cows fresh this fall and winter, last spring calves fat as butter balls, pure bred registered Galloway bulls of the very best blood strains, one good-grade Hereford bull, high-grade Shorthorn, Hereford and Holstein heifers and calves—140 head in all. Also some good harness and saddle horses. A fine Poland China sow, six nice 125 lb. shoats and gilts in fit order for the shambles. Chickens ga lore. A fine pack of fox hounds trained for coyotes—these hounds are late from Missouri and of the very best blood. Also other useful and necessary articles will be sold, such as furniture, cheese-making outfit, heavy creamery milk cans, Babcock milk tester, sewing machine, stoves, etc.—all in good order. All the above property was lately owned by D. Hunsaker, of Medicine Tree, and must be sold for the under signed is not prepared to stay in the country and keep it. It will all be aold to the highest bidder—no reserve. The cattle will be aold either singly or in small lota as the majority of the prospective purchasers demand. MRS. A, M. ALEXANDER, P. O. Address, Darby, Mont. PEOFESSIONAL CARDS. QEO. MoGBATH, M. D 0. M Graduate of Quean College. MEDALIST IN MEDICINE , SURGERY and OBSTETRICS Office over Ravalli County Bank. Hamilton, - - Montana T. urraau ate ot university oi îoroniv* p^t Graduate in Diseases of Women, ERBEBT BRETHOUR, M. B., M. D., 0 . M. Graduate of University of Toronto, te in Diseases and Children. OFFICE—Upstairs Democrat building. HAMILTON. - - - MONTANA» H. HANBIDQE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, Oculist and Aurist. Graduate of Bellevue Hospital Med ical College, New York. Post Graduate University of Ber lin, Germany. Victor, - Montana. 'HAS. M. CRUTCHFIELD, Attorney at Law C Hamilton Montana. Ravalli County BANK. HAniLTON, MONTANA. DIRECTORS. W. Vf. McCrackin. President, T. A. Ohaffin, Vice-President, J. V. Harten beroch. Cashier, JonN A. Summers. R. A. O'IIara General Banking Business Transacted CHOICE. CONFECTIONS, FRUITS, CIGARS, TOBACCOS, NOTIONS, etc. Everything Fine. Fresh und Flrst-Oluss. J. POND, One Door West A. ü. M. Co. Store. Patronize Vour pome Baker. Choice Fresh Bread, Cukes, Pastry und Confections kept constantly on hnnd .............................. COLD LUNCHES, ICE CREAM. HOT COFFEE. ETC. served ut ail hours during the day. Che Hamilton Bakery, (Old Postoftico Building. Main Street.) JACOB H1ÎLWIG. Prop. ..CITY DRAY.. E. Terpening. All work entrusted to my caro will be sticdily and satisfactorily done PRICES REASONABLE. Ctave Ordtri at fiimiiton Book Store Ravalli House A. L. MOWATT, Prop. Appetizing Meals, Clean, Comfortable Beds in Well Furnished Rooms, Reasonable Rates. j VICTOR, MONT. tlx«*««« Riestern Botel. C HIS well known hostelry has been thoroughly renovated and refurn ished. A first-class cook has been placed In charge of the cuisine. A share or the public patrouago Is re spectfully solicited. MRS. E. McINTYRE, Prop. VICTOR, MONT. j^ icWnsoM Cannon Real Estate and Loans Bitter Root Valley Hay. Grain nod Fruit Lauds a npc* rdÎÎÎ' T ° w A n Property, Lota, Blocks and Acreage. &TEVENSV1LLE, MONT.