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CLOTHING FOP MEN AND BOYS. P'OR Style, Fit, Durability our fall and winter stock of Suits t and Overcoats surpass anything that we have been able to show before. Men's Suits, - $7.50 to $22.50 Men's Overcoats, 9.00 to 32.00 WE HAVE a F ULL LINE OF F?i ir» Overcoats In Russian Calf and Raccoon Skin. Priced from $25.00 to $50.00 ...VALLEY CLOTHING CO... THE WESTERN NEWS Hamilton, Ravalli County, Mont. MILES ROMNEY, Editor. Published Eveky Wednesday. Weekly, une year, In advance............ 12.110 Weekly, six months, In advance.......... 1.00 Weekly, une year. If not Ir advance..... 2.S0 Weekly, six months. If not In advance.. 1.2ft Entered at the Post-Office at llamtltonas Second-Class Matter. Advertising rates furnished on applica tion. OFFICIAL PAPER OF RAVALLI COUNTY. To Advertisers. The Western News absolutely guarantees .ts advertisers an actual bona Dde paid cir culation within Ravalli county two times greater than that "i my other newspaper published in the known two id. Advertising ontracts will be made subject to this guar ntee. Wednesday, October 14, 1903. THE DYNA/IITERS. By the admission of the general manager of the Northern Pacfic, it appears that the weird runurs of demands for large sums of mone y being made upon the company, the alternative for ucn-payment beiug a wholesale dynamiting of the roadbed and bridges, are not baseless rumors after all but relate but the facts. General Manager Cooper admits that a demand for $50,000 has been made which, of course, has been met with silent refusal, and uow, according to the threat of the brigands, the dyna miting is due to begin. In fact it was begun some weeks ago but in such an ineffective manner that no damange has resulted and it is hard to determine whether the attempts thus far have been intended to be harmless bluffs or attacts m earnest that fell short of deably effect only through the inexperience of the op erators. The attempt on the Livings ton bridge followed closely by the Bozeman, Garrison and Helena at tempts, not to mention the Butte railway affair, when connected with burgulariou8 appropriation of a ton or more of dynamite from a Helena powder-house, long since gave con firmation to the rumors referred to and now that the facts are laid bare by the railroad company the situa tion is cleared of all mystery except the predominating one of the identity of the dynamiters. The zone of promised trouble lies between Livingston and Missoula but as that section of the road is patrolled day and night by heavily armed guards it would be more reasonable to look for it elswhere just now. This latest phase in train robbery is certainly unique in that it welds in to the up to date vocation of the train robber, the romatic methods of the Italian brigands of operatic flavor. Money is all that is wanted. The shooting and maiming or possibly killing of train men and passengers is entirely unnecessary and is accord mgly cut out. A gentlemanly re quest is seut to the president's otlice setting forth fhe d sire of the senders to share in the prosperity of the road, explaining how it can be arranged with the least possible trouble and expense and closing with best Wishes for the continued success and prosperity of all concerned. That is about the style of Fra Diavolo if we remember it. Of course with Far Diavolo, if the demand was not com plied with ana promptly, wizands were slit aud no more said about it. It is not possible then to patrol the road and keep the banditti from do ing mischief and because it is possi ble now. mauy people are anxious aud many more are curious to kuow what the next step is going to be. All told there is $10,500 for the man or party that captures the dynamiters. It is enough to enlist the services of the best detective officers and if detect ives ever do detect it is reasonable to anticipate something in the capture line soon, as the stock of dynamite these chaps have on hand is too large for them to quit the field without firing a few more shots. The uncertainty of what one's fate is to be if journeying between Liv ingston and Missoula, must have a deterrent effect on railroad travel over that stretch.—Yellowstone Jour nal. MERCHANT AND HOME PAPER An editorial iu the Minneapolis Commercial Bulletin and Northwest Trade, in the nature of advice to ! merchants and editors has a good deal of meat in it. It is worth read- ! ing: For the good of the town and profit to themselves the relations of the lo cal editor and the retail merchants in the average town are not what they should be. This is due to lack of understand ing by each of the work of the other. Sometimes ignorance is responsible, sometimes it is prejudice, sometimes it is a case o looking for trouble. The result is the same. There is too little co-operation between tho editor and the merchant. This may be partly due to the fact that the merchants in many towns are just learning the lesson of co-opera tion. themselves. Just finding out that fighting their neighbor down the stieet is not all there is to successful merchandising. Just beginning to learn that there is more to be gained in bringing more business to the town than by fightiug among themselves for the trade that naturally comes to it. On the other hand editors are fre quently narrow in their policy aud neglectful of their business. They may give too much time to politics aud too little to tneir real business, that of publishing a paper aud giving the mercbauts the best possible ad vertising medium. No merchaut can enthuse over ad vertising in a poorly printed, poorly edited, aud but partially circulated paper which fails to bring results. On the other hand, no editor can enthusiastically work for a town whose merchants are narrow-minded, whose public spirit is below zero,who are back-bitting each other, whose idea of business is tearing down their competitors. Such men care little fer the future of their town. They are too selfish. They do not make successful business men or successful towns. The local paper and the merchants Are the principal factors in every town. On them depends in a great degree whether it shall progress or fall into a rut. Then it i3 plain that no matter what differences may arise over poli tics, over the school election, or the numerous little trouble makers in the is at ! ! town, the merchant and the local pa per should always co-operate for more business. Every merchant who reads this should follow it up with work to a practical end. He shonld ask him self a few questions, such as these: Can I not make more money bv doing my part toward bringing more people to this town to trade? Even though 1 am "sore" at the editor, am I not standing in nay own light in refusing to co-operate with him? If 1 assist and encourage the editor to push the circulation of his paper, will it not result in more trade com ing to this town, of which I would get my share? Retailers' associations are educat ing the merchant to campaign for trade along broader lines. The next thing is to bring the local editor into camp as an ally. The merchants of a town should do all they can for the editor. In turn they should insist that he give them a bright paper and push its circula tion into every possible nook and corner of the territory from which they desire to pull trade. Circulars ought not to be as good an advertis ing medium as the local paper. This is straight business. Politics, school elections and sensitive natures should not bo mixed in the relations of merchant and editor. Theirs should be a straight business alliance for more trade. Over in the Gallatin valley, barley still remains king. With the price exceeding $1 and the crop heavier than it has been for years even in that favored section, barley easily maintains iu place at the top. Barley is the first crop harvested, and as it brings ready money long before any other gram is ready for the market, its importance to the farmer cannot be over-stated.—Helena Record. For Sale At Private Sale. Black walnut folding bed, bed steads, bureaus, commodes, mahog any book caw, chairs, patent rockers, willow chairs, white enameled bed room set, foot rests, three-burner gas olene stove with oven, tables, refrig erator and a large variety of house hold furniture. Call after 12 p. m. at first house north of Baptist churoh. 50-3 N. Farnsworth. Pretty Home Wedding. (Delayed In Transmission. At the residence of the bride's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Burch, on Willow creek, Tuesday, Oct. 6th, at 8 p. ni., Mervin D. Newton and Maude Burch were united in marriage, D. B. Price, superintendent Stevensville Training School, officiating. The home was beautifully arranged for the occasion and about seventy five guests were present, and it was as merry a company as ever assembled. The bride was costumed in white silk mull and wore white kid gloves. The groom was dressed in the conven tional black. The ring was used in the ceremony. After the ceremony an elaborate supper was served. Mr. and Mrs, Newton went to their home on Skalkaho Wednesday, and will be at home to their friends after the 15th inst. The following is a list of the pres ents: Vinegar pitcher, Blanch and Jessie Lockwood; pickel dish and ber ry stand, Ora Lockwood; silver bread plate, Johnnie Hull; china nut bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Bohon; glass set, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Groff; Rochester lamp, John Hawker; water set, Mrs. H. L. Smith; fruit set, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Burch; linen towel, May Burch; bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Burch; Rochester lamp Mr. and Mrs. Bert Swiggert, cream pitcher and sugar bowl, Lulu Pond; linen towels, indi vidual salts and peppers, and berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Lockwood; china tea set, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robbins; one pair linen towels, Mrs. West; water set, Mr. and Mrs. Will Neaves; silver salt and peppers and fable linen, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Green; bed spread, Hugh Moore; set pie plates, Grace Pond; tea pot, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Green; two china cake plates, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Matthews; fruit bowl, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Boyer; salad bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowden; water set, Mr. and Mrs. E. A.Hawker. PLOWS Buy a ROCK ISLAND CHILLED PLOW, run it with other makes and compare the wear and turning qualities—:: :: You Will Have No Other. Q. W. DOUGHERTY, Corvallis, flontana. A Boy'« Wild Ride For Life. With family around expecting him to die, and a son riding for life 18 miles to get Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, W. H. Brown, of Leesville, Ind., en dured death's agonies from asthma; but this wonderful medicine gave in stant relief and soon cured him. He writes: "I now sleep soundly every night." Like marvelous cures of consumption, pneumonia, bronchitis, coughs, colds and grip prove its matchless merit for all throat and lung troubles. Guaranteed bottles 50c and Si. Trial bottles free at the Bitter Root Drug Co. * The Western News job department turns out the best work for the money. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE SALE OF REAL ESTATE. OF Notice Is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order of the District Court of thecoun ft.2U t 5 vaU1 ; 8 A la t e of Montana, made on the-Jrd day of August, j„ t )ic matter of the estate of John Munro Shepherd de ceased, the^undersigned. the administrators of the estate of said deceased, will sell at pri vate sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, and subject to confirmatloH by said District ------- -v...... tuumvin UV ailltl UISLrlCI Court, on Saturday, tho 31st day of October At 2 0 clock p. m.. at the office of Tylar 11)03. u. iu., ., 1 . mo umce oi Tylar B. Thompson, in Missoula. In tho county of Missoula. Montana, all the right, title, 'in terest and estate of the said John Munro Shepherd, deceased, at the time of his death, and all the right, titleand interest that the said estate has. by operation of law or other wise. acquired other than or in addition to that of the said John Munro Shepherd at the time of his death, in and to all those certain lots, pioces or parcels of land situ ?>**• W n f. a ." d hi n « in 1,10 county of Ravalli, State of Montana, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: Northwest quarter northwest quarter section 33, town ship 8 north, range 20 west: northeast quar ter southeast quarter and southwest quarter section 8. township 7 north, range 20 west southwest quarter, south half northwest quarter and northwest quarter northwest quarter section 9, township 7 north, range 20 Terms and conditions of sale: Cash, ten per cent of the purchase money to be paid upon acceptance of bid, by administrators on the day of pale, balance on confirmation of sale by said District Court. Deed at ex pense of purchaser. Bids may be made for the whole or for any portiou by legal subdi visions of said estate. JNO. J. BUCKLEY. ah ... . TYLAR B. THOMPSON. Administrators of the estate of John Munro Shepherd, deceased. Dated Sept. 9, 1903.