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1 WE ARE OPENING THIS WEEK I ÖS $ 15 , 000.001 Worth of New Dry Goods Ladies' Coats and Jackets, Dress Goods, 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. 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 as thin as some you have seen. They are good values. Ravalli County Mercantile Company. Bitter Root Brevities. $ R. M. Bone, of Woodside, is in town •today. A. S, Blake, of Victor, was in town today. » W. P. Baker was in Florence Mon day on business. J. C. Gillman, of Victor, is in town on business today. J. B. Stevens returned to the Miner al h>H mine Wednesday. Miss Edith Grantz is sojourning' at "Wiles Springs this week. Henry L. Myers made a business trip to Spokane last week. Sam McClure is enjoying a ten days' vacation at Wiles Springs. J. S. Boone, of Anaconda, was in Hamilton the first of the week. E A. McIntyre, of Victor, is in town on his way from Grantsdale. Services will be held at the M. E. church Sunday morning and evening. There will be Germen Luthern servi ces at the M. E. church Sunday after noon. F . C. Ives, of Missoula, state scaler of Montana, is in town today on busi ness. W. H. Steele, of Grantsdale, was at the county capitol dome- business yes terday. John Grush and party are spending the week on West Fork hunting and fishing. Thos. Coffey and family are taking » two weekR' outing at Sleeping Child Springs. Charles Gault has resigned his posi tion as night bartender at the Hamil ton hotel. Mrs. Haufbar, of Anaconda, is vis iting her sister, Mrs. W. P. Baker, in this city. Miss Jennie Mills, of Missoula, is the guest at the Totman residence in this city. E. E. Smith moved the first of the week to the Keating property on Sev enth street. Miss Helen and Katherine Blacken are visiting at the 8olsburger ranch west of town. 8. Sage and wife from below Corval lis, were doing business in Hamilton last Saturday. Dr. J. W. DeNayer and wife drove up from their home at Stevensville Sunday evening. Born—To Mr. and Mrs Frederick son, of the west side, on Tuesday, Sep tember 2, a boy. Frank Young and wife have gone to Wallace, Idaho, where Mr. Young has accepted a position. The regular September session of the Board of County Commissioners convened yesterday. The "J. J.'s" were out serenading Tuesday evening. Some interesting experiments are reported Mrs. B. D. Black arrived here Sat urday evening on a visit to her daugh ter, Mrs. J. E. Sherman. Miss Kate Reeves of Missoula, is the guest of her friend, Miss Virginia McCrackin, for a few days. Notice the advertisement in another column of a live stock sale which will take place in Hamilton Sept. 27. License were issued Wednesday to Chas. E. Avery, of Missoula, and Miss Myrtle L. Weber, of Hamilton. 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 15 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. L RANK Jewler and DA llIV, optician. Wm. Davis and John Rein hold, of Stevensville, are here on road business before the county commissioners. E. E. Wickes; returned Saturday evening from Stevensville, where he has been working on the Register. Miss Eotta Markte, of St. Regis, is now acting as bookkeeper in the Ra valli County Mercantile Co.'s store. Mi ss Ella McClaren returned Tues day from a trip to Lake Como and other places of interest up the yalley. Rev. B. C. Black and W. H. Bell and party went to the Clearwater for a few weeks' outing the first of the week. Miss Fannie Cummins, of Stevens ville, attended the conference of the M. E. church, south, held in Butte last week. Rev and Mrs. Martin and children will leave tomorrow morning for Philipsburg, where they will make their home, Mrs. Richard Parmentei accompan ied Mrs. Frank Parmenter and son, Ralph, as far as Missoula on their trip to New York. Wm. Dyson, of Missoula, and A. O. Confield, of Tacoma, left Hamilton Tuesday for a hunting and fishing trip up the valley. C. J. Harlan and family returned last Wednesday to their home in Cresco, Iowa, after a six weeks' visit with relatives here. The dispersion sale of cattle adver tised by Mrs. A. M. Alexander to be held in Hamilton next Saturday, Sept. 6th, has been postponed. Miss Sadie Lynch, who has been visiting her friend Mrs. H. L. Myers for several weeks past, has returned to her home in Butte. The Corvallis school will open Sep tember 8th with Prof. George Ordahl as principal and Miss Francis Pitt man as primary teacher. Bishop Brondel, of Helena, held ser vices at the Catholic church last Sun day, and a large class received con firmation at the morning services. The deposition of Mrs. Ida Reber, plaintiff in the case of Reber vs. Breth our, was taken at the office of and by Clerk of the Court Cone, Wednesday. A party of Victorites passed through town Monday on their way to Sleep ing Child Springs. The springs are drawing large crowds these days and large numbers of people are going and returning from there daily. I In the case of J. L. Humble vb.J Jas. Gibbons, held in the justice court yes terday, jury returned verdict in favor of plaintiff in the sum of $47 and costs. Carl Maitland went to Butte Sun day morning to spent a few days. Miss Kittie See is filling the vacancy in the company store during -his ab sence. The Hamilton Flour Mill Co. has an advertisement in another column of this paper. They are giving more flour for the wheat per bushel than ever before. Frank Hoagland was taken to the hospital in Missoula last week suppos ed to have an attack of typhoid fever but feeling much better next day re turned home. Mrs. John D. Ruff is in the city vis iting her friend, Mrs. C. M. Crutch field. Mr. and Mrs. Ruff formerly lived here but are now residing in Philadelphia. R. Lee Perkins has commenced the erection of a cottage on fifth street. The house when finished will be one of the most convenient in town and will contain six rooms. Richard Southwick, who has been visiting relatives in Hamilton for the past three weeks, left Monday for his home in Michigan. He will visit Yel lowstone park enroute. A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Gage and children, Miss May Robert son, Miss Edna Chapin and Bird Hubbs returned Monday evening from a pleasant trip up Skalkaho. John F. Odell, of Anaconda, came over Friday last in answer to a mes sage announcing the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Isabell Odell. At present writing Mrs. Odell is much better. Robert Moore, of Butler county, O., who has been selling vehicles in this and Missoula counties all summer, left with his family this morning for El gin, 111 ., where he has a more lucrative position. Major John B. Catlin, of Missoula, andE. A. Wetmore, of Helena, who have been looking over the coal pros pects on Coal Creek, returned to Mis soula this morning well pleased with their trip. J. A. McKay, of the firm of Burns & McKay, proprietors of the Union Saloon, has sold his interest to his partner, Wm Burns. Mr. McKay went to Butte Tuesday morning where he has a position. Mrs. Frank Parmenter and son, Ralph, left this morning for New York City, where they will visit with Mrs. Patsy McCue, formerly Miss Stella Parmenter, of this city. Mrs. McCue will return with them. Mrs, S. P. Kaler left this morning for her home in Indiana, after a visit of several months in this city. Her daughter, Mrs. Henry Schwier and daughter accompanied the lady home, where they will spend the autumn. Mrs. W. T. Tyler entertained small party of ladies last Friday after noon at her residence on Fourth street in honor of her mother, Mrs. John Luck and her sister-in-lew, Mrs. Harry Luck, of Nashville, Tenu. The W. E. McMurry party returned from their trip to the Clearwater coun try Sunday. A most enjoyable time was had at hunting and fishing, and aside from losing one pack horse which fell from the steep trail, the trip was very successful. Mr. and Mrs. Emerl Seton and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bemis, of New York City, arrived here this week. They went to Darby Tuesday where they will outfit and complete preparations for a two months' hunting trip in the Clearwater country. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Barcus return' ed last Thursday from a five weeks trip through the Yellowstone park via of Butte and Anaconda, where they visited friends. They report a most enjoyable trip and are contemplating going next year. While there has been some talk of the postponment of the stock sale at the Woodside Creamery on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Mary Heff ron, the sale will go on just the same as advertised, Sept. 10, at 1 o'clock sharp, Mrs. Heffron having sufficient ly recovered to allow the same.— F . J, Morris, Auctioneer. ■DR CREAM BAKING POWDfR j Mi rila A AVUM I Hobst«, World's Fair a *6 In Java Natives do not glase coffee with a cheap and impure coating. They have too high a regard for health as j well as for the naturally delicious* flavor of their popular berry. The very American roasters who glaze their package coffees do not dare to touch or glaze their high priced Mochas and Javas. Why? Is never glazed or adulterated. It la JUST PURE Coffee. Th» sealed pock**« Infam uniform quality and freshness. IHCU UlgU pilLCU WUU1H9 «UU Lion Coffee The special train of ten coaches that eft here for Missoula Monday morn ing was full to the steps before reach ing its destination. The turn out from Hamilton was over 200, who were anx ious to see the big show, and from all reports they returned well satisfied. Miles Roiuney, the democratic com mitteeman from Ravalli county, is out of town this week, having left Monday morning to meet with the state com mittee which was called for Tuesday, Sept. 2. He wi.l return Saturday even ing with the press gang from Butte. • The Steyensville training school will open for its second years' work September 15. The Rev. D. B, Price is superintendent and Prof. M. L. Roach principal. Both are graduates of eastern colleges and have had many years experience in colleges and uni versities. A marriage license was issued last Saturday, August 30, by Clerk of the Court Cone to Willard H. Wickham and Miss Ethel Sanders, both of Stev ensville. The ceremony took place at home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. V. Burnett, on the west side, Saturday evening, Rev. Smith officiating. Moore & Wylie, the blacksmiths, have purchased the lot between the Cottage Hotel and the Rich shop and will at once begin the erection of a commodious.shop. This will give the firm a much better location than they have at present. They will tear the old shop down and use the material in the new one. The next annual meeting of the state trades and labor council will be held in Missoula. In the contest for the place of holding this meeting were Helena, Missoula and Hamilton. Hel ena was dropped after the first ballot, the second showed Hamilton and Mis soula to be a tie, and on the third Mis soula won by one vote. There were three schools of this county that opened for the usual order of work Tuesday: Darby district No, 9 with Miss Nora Smytha as principal and Miss Flora Mason as primary teacher, Canyon Creek district No. 18 with I. J. Jones as principal and Miss Ethel Crooks as primary teacher, and Bird Creek district No. 24 with 'Misr Lillie Mathias as teacher. Dominick McGuire returned Satur day from a trip to Livingston where he was in attendance as a delegate to the state meeting of the .rades and labor council. Near Bonner on his return Mr. McGuire left his seat in the car to converse with a friend and when returned he found that some rascal had broken the eighth commandment and disappeared with his grip. Luck ily, it contained nothing valuable. With only a limited supply of ni trates in sight and available, the cheap production of these necessary sub stances, to be used for manures and other useful purposes, seems impera tive. Few people understand what has been accomplished at Niagara in extracting nitrogen from the atmos phere. The process employed there is fully described in the Review of Re views for September by Mr, T. C Martin. At the annual conterence of the M. E. church. South, held in Butte recent ly , the following appointments were made for the Bitter Root valley for the ensuing year: Stevensville, J. B. Parnall; Stevensville and Victor cir cuit to be supplied by G. R. Williams; Hamilton and Corvallis, A. A. Wal ker; Stevensville and Victor circuit, T W. Flowers supernumerary. D. B. Price was appointed as financial sec retary and superintendent of the Stevensville Training school. At the examination held last Friday and Saturday before County Superin tendent Miss. Kitty Ostermeyer, the following applied for teachers' certifi cates: Miss Flora Mason, Darby; Miss Mintie Andrews, Darby; Miss Helen! LaCaaff, Hamilton; Miss Marguerite j David, Hamilton; Miss Lillie Mathias, j Victor: Miss Bertha Simpson. Victor; Miss Grace Million, Stevensville; Miss Evalyn Howard, Stevensville; Miss Minnie Hawker, Carvallis, and Geo. Wold, Woodside. There are two seasons of the year when the valley of the Bitter Root is a wonder to behold. One is in the spring when the orchards are in blos som. Then it iB a land of beauty and fragrant perfumes fills the air far and near. The other season when it is a delight to the eye is the autumn, as now, when the orchards are burdened with ripening fruit. The miles and miles of flowering trees have given place to miles and miles of orchards ladened with fruit.—Rocky Mountain Husbandman. a PROFESSIONAL CARDS. j j QEO. MoGRATH, M. D. O. M, Graduate of Queen College. MEDALIST IN MEDICINE, SURGERY and OBSTETRICS Office over Ravalli County Bunk. Hamilton, - - Montana JJERBERT BRETHOUR, M. B., M. D., C. M. Graduate of University of Toronto. Poat Graduate in Diseases of Women and Children. OFFICE—Upstairs Democrat building. HAMILTON. - - - MONTANA. T. H. HANBIDGE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, Oculist and Aumt. Graduate of Bellevue Hospital Med~ ical College, New York. Post Graduate University of Ber lin, Germany. Victor, - - - Montana. QHAS. M. CRUTCHFIELD, Attorney at Law Hamilton Montana. Ravalli County BANK. HAniLTON, MONTANA. DIRECTORS. W. W. McCrackin, President, T. A. OHAvriN, Vice-President. J. K. Hahtkkbkrukh. Cashier, - John A. Summkiis, R. A. O'Hara (Jeneral Banking Business Transacted ..CITY DRAY.. E. Terpening. All work entrusted to my care will be speedily and satisfactorily done PRICES REASONABLE. Etapt Order* at fiamiitda Book store .CHOICE CONFECTIONS, FRUITS, CIGARS, TOBACCOS, NOTIONS, etc. Everything Fine, Fresh and First-Class. J. POND, One Door West A. C. M. Co. Store. Patronize Vour Rome Qaker. Choice Fresh Bread. Oakes, Pastry and Confections kept constantly on hand.............................. COLD LUNCHES, ICE CREAM. . , „ , HOT COFFEE. ETO. served at all hours during the day. Che Hamilton Bakery. ri -- Mal „ Prop. (01d P °JAOOB KBLW%, MaiU SWt " > JMnw.WkWVWWWWWWWi Ravalli House A. L. MOW ATT, Prop. Appetizing Meals, Clean, Comfortable Beds in Well Furnished Rooms, Reasonable Rates. VICTOR, MONT. fl lckiiuon $ Cannon Real Estate and Loans Bitter Root Valley Hay, Grain and Fruit Lands a spe cialty. Town Property,Lots, Blocks and Acreage. &TEVENSV1LLE, MONT.