For this Week That «Should Interest You.
Dozen Ladies Pine Black Hose, Double 4 >
I Sole, Heel and Toe—the 20c kind— I J 1 C*
Special for *** 2^
Yards of Mill End Outing Flannel Rem- ,
nants—the 10c kind— Special for
Comes in Pieces from 1 to 13 Yards.
Ladies' Heavy Flannelette House Wrappers— AO
tj/igiLc) j UH ^ - * i' 1 the lot, all sizes— Special for
CA/r Window Shades—the kind that you are asked 05c for_
t/VW Special for
Mens Heavy, all Wool Sweaters are extra
good ones Special for
Radies' Fine Embroideried and Lace Edge Handker- 1^1/,
ÄC/W chiefs about 15 dozen to select from—Extra Special for Q
We have opened the past week a l>ig lot
of Ladies' Fine Shoes from Faunee A Spin
ner, L. P. lleed A Co. and Hamilton-Brown
Shoo Co. We claim to hhvd 3011 from 25
to 75 cents a pair ori slices and WE DU IT.
If 3011 want the best for yonr money in
Shoes give us a call and you will not be
Fine lot of Ladies'
Collars in cotton, si
V and velvet,
35 c to 75 c..
Will Receive Saturday
kings in Ladies'
Yours for Bargains,
Ravalli Mercantile Co.
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^ Bitter Root Brevities. %
County Attorney Baker went to Mis
J. W. Morris, of Etna, did business
in town yesterday.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Win. Lock
wood, of Corvallis, Friday, Oct. 2, a
Attorney George T !! i rg*. of Stev
ensville. was a Hamilton visitor yes
"Johny" Forsyth, the substantial
Willow Creek rancher, was a Hamil
ton visitor yesterday.
John M. Cobb, the prosperous Cor
vallis rancher, did business in the
county capital yesterday.
J. J. Sperry came down from
Hughes creek Saturday and expects to
spend the winter in Hamilton.
Mrs. Ed F. Counter and little son
and mother, Mrs. Wilcox, left yester
day morning for Crawford, Neb.
E. F Richards, stenographer in the
A. C. M. Co. store, is around again,
having recovered from an injured leg.
October the Opal.
October's child is born for woe
And life's vicissitudes must Know;
But place an Opal on her linger
Then the woes will never linger.
The beautiful Opal, the one
time unlucky stone, is now in
No part of our stock so nearly
reaches our idea of perfection
as does our showing of Opal
A. L. BANK,
Jeweler and Optician.
Only Exclusive Jewelry Store
in the Valley.
Mrs. W. E. McMurry departed yes
terday morning for Spokane, where
she will visit her parents for a month
Rev. J. E. Burkhart returned from
Missoula Monday evening where he
had been attending the Presbyterian
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tabor of Como,
returned from Missoula Thursday,
where they have been in attendance to
the Baptist convention and transact
ing other business.
Joseph Blodgett, a well-known citi
zen of ttie reservation, has been oper
ated on at Parson's hospital. On ac
count of his advanced age, 67, there
arc some doubts as to his ultimate re
Rev. R. M. Dungan informs us «liât
the report that he expected to leave
Hamilton the first of the year is all a
mistake. His year's engagement will
not be up until June and at this time
he has no intention or thought of re
moving to another field.
The pastor of the Methodist church
will preach a temperance sermon next
Sunday evening to which the saloon
keepers of the city are especially in
vited and good seats reserved. All are
invited, whether for or against the
movement of the Anti-Saloon League.
Mrs. Geo. Talbot gave a whist
I party last Wednesday evening, at
which she entertained about twenty of
her lady friends. Mrs. J. E. Totman
won the first prize and Mrs Geo. Mc
Grath the second, the consolation
prize going to Miss Lizzie Bean.
A new game called "Christianity"
is being played in certain parts of the
country. The girls get on one side
of the room and are Christians. The
boys get on the other side and are the
heathen. Then the heathen embrace
Christianity, Who wouldn't be a
George Steele, proprietor of the Med
icine Springs, was a Hamilton visitor
iriday. He says the springs enjoyed
a good patronage during the season.
He is now busy erecting a new bath
house 8x<I and which will contain nine
bath rooms, furnished with porcelain
tubs and other conveniences.
Mesdanes Susan E. Robbins, of
Grantsdale, and George A. Robbins,
of Rye Creek, arrived last night from
a visit with relatives in Butte. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Forbes
Buchanan who will spend the winter
in the valley, Mr. Buchanan having
driven over by way of Big Hole.
Little Miss Florence Tyler invited
14 of her little friends to help her cel
ebrate her fourth birthday Monday.
The kindergarten class, accompanied
by their teacher, was present, in ad
dition to other little folks. Miss
Florence was the recipient of numer
ous presents from her guests, whom
she royall}- entertained.
J. H. Loveall catneover from Hughes
Creek Thursday, returning Friday
to Owl Creek. He says the season's
work is done on Hughes Creek, nearly
all the boys having coine out for the
winter. J. A. Nelson and Geo, Bellew
the bookkeeper, will be down the first
of the week, Mr. Nelson going to
Minneapolis and Mr. Bellew to Miss
Meager particulars have been re
ceived through Michigan papers of the
accident by which Engineer Fred J.
Dormer, formerly of Hamilton, was
killed in Michigan. The Detroit Free
Press says the wreck occurred at
Breed ville, a station on tue Pere Mar
quette road, at 5 o'clock Saturday
morning, Oct. 4. Dormer was the
only person killed.
E. Kl uge, who for Several years has
held a position in the grocery depart
ment of the A. C. M. Co. store, and
who has come to be recognized as an
old stand-by, leaves next Tuesday for
Helena. In the capital city Mr. Kluge
will dispose of some business of a per
sonal nature, after which he may re
turn to Hamilton, being as yet unde
Fifty Yean the Standard
Inproves tha flavor and adds to
tha healthfulness of tha food.
raioruKiNQ powder 00.
Among the new cases filed with the
clerk of the court are Martin Cramer
vs. Carrie M. Fowler, et al, foreclo
sure of mortgage, Attorney Geo. T.
Baggs representing the plaintiff; Bass
Creek Dam Co. vs. Martin Johnson,
water suit, Geo. T. Baggs attorney
for plaintiff; Al de Roche vs. Jas. H.
Morris, damages, Woody & Woody at
torneys for plaintiff.
At the home of Frank Grush, the
brother of the bride, the Rev. J. A.
Smith, pastor of the Methodist church,
united in marriage Ward Smith and
Alta Stella Grush, Monday at 7:30 p.
m. There were about twenty invited
guests present. Mr. Smith has a ranch
just east of the Grush ranch near Ca
mas prairie, where the newly married
couple will make their future home
After the ceremony a bounteous repas
A Chicago millionaire said to a Min
er reporter the other day; "Farming
land in Illinois and nearby states,
which five years ago sold for $75 per
acre is now worth from $100 to $125 an
acre. It has doubled in value in the
last ten years.'' And ten years from
now land in the Big Hole basin will
have been all taken "and some will be
standing by the wayside after the pro
cession has passed by," observes the
Big Hole Breezes.
Although Cascade county seemed
the only pebble on the beach at the
State fair, carrying off a majority of
the prizes, Ravalli maintained its rep
utation as the fruit center of the state.
The prize for the best collection ot
fruit, one ot the biggest premiums at
the fair, consisting of $50 and a $150
surrey donated by the M. M. Co. of
Missoula, went to W. C. Harlan. Mr.
Harlan displayed 60 varieties of fruit
ot the kind with which Eve tempted
George Howley the boy who was ar
rested last Tuesday charged with hav
ing torn and mutilated the books in
the Canyon Creek school house, was
tried before Justice Morris Thursday
and promptly acquitted, there being
no evidence against him. The state
ment made last week that every book
in the building had been destroyed ex
cepting those belonging to Howley
and his sister was a mistake, as a
number of other books, were, upon a
thorough examination, found intact.
One of the colored boys of Fort Mis
soula, accompanied bv a United States
arm y physician, came up from Missou
la last week to secure recruits for the
U. S. army. Out of six who were de
sirous of enlisfing only four success
fully passed the examination, Charley
Cook, Chas. Roof, Dave Timmons and
Jas. Maynard, all of whom purpose to
become full-fledged soldier boys. They
were taken to Missoula yesterday
morning. The colored boy stated
Monday to a Western News reporter
that they intend to visit the valley
again in the near future.
John C. Howe, for forging a check
for $5 and passing it on W. P. O'Brien
a saloon man of Hamilton last Sun
day week, was brought to the pen
last Friday evening to serve out a
sentence of six months. Howe is the
same individual who drew his check
on a Helena bank, for the same
amount and passed it in Avon last
fall. It later transpired he had no
funds in the bank and his arrest and
trial followed, resulting in his serv
ing several months in the jail in this
city. Howe seems well educated and
is a fine penman, but it seem he just
can't be honest.—Deer Lodge Silver
Resolution No. 10.
A resolution authorizing and grant
ing the Anaconda Copper Mining
Company the right and privilege of
the use of certain streets in the town
of Hamilton for the construction and
maintenance of a drain or pipe line.
Be it resolved by the council of the
town of Hamilton:
That the Anaconda Copper Mining
Company, a corporation, organized
and existing under and by virtue of
the laws of the State of Monta
those certain streets of the Town
Hamilton, described as follows: Ma
Street from Second Street to Thi
Street and Third Street from Ma
Street to Cherry Street,for the purpo
of constructing and maintaining
drain or pipe line for waste and see
age and other waters.
drain or pipe line.
It being understood and agreec_____
by the acceptance of this grant said
Anaconda Copper Mining Company
agrees to put said streets above men
tioned in as good condition as they
were before the excavations were made
to construct or maintain said drain or
Approved October 9, 1903.
R. C. Parmentek, Clerk.
We want to show our School Suits
to every mother who has a boy to send
to school. Valley Clothing Co. 45tj
riONTANA'S FERTILE LANDS.
Governor Toole Speaks at the State
Fair on Progress.
In his address at the opening of the
State Fair, Helena, Oct. 5, Governor
Toole said in part:
Professor Fortley. lately connected
with the experimental station at Boze
man but now in the government serv
ice in California, in a written report
to me in November, 1902, makes some
observations, which, coming from
such high authority, deserves the wid
est publication. Among other things
WHAT SOU. MAY DO.
"The wealth which nature has stor
ed up in the rich soil of Montana
cannot be estimated. It is now called
the Treasure State on account of the
value of its minerals, but the time will
come when the hay, grain, fruits and
vegetables from the farms will be
worth tenfold more than the gold,
silver and copper from the mines. A
few years ago Colorado was only a
mining state. It is still a chief pro
ducer of the precious minerals, but the
value ot its soil products now far sur
passes that of the mines. The same
change is taking place in this state.
For the next fifty years our mènerai
output is likely to increase, but the
rate of increase will be small in com
parison with the products from the
HOMESTEADS FOR MANY.
In all this broad state 50,000,000
acres are still unsurveyed, and there
is really little waste land. Nearly
every acre will yield, in the genera
tion to come, its tribute to the thrifty
husbandman. The elevated ranges
with their snow-capped peaks, which
congress is setting apart and guard
ing against forest fires, may yet prove
to be our most valuable possessions.
Here will be stored for ages to come
the fuel and lumber so necessary for
the farm home. These rugged ranges
will also pay, each growing season, an
enormous dividend to the industrious
irrigators in the form of melted snow.
1 he annual tribute from the moun
tains to the plain will water more than
250,000, 40-acte tracts, and each 40
acre irrigated farm may be made to
produce much more than the same
acreage in Illinois or Iowa.
FERTir.E BENCH BANDS.
"Three-fourths of Montana will al
ways be found above the irrigation
r . ~
O these fertde bench lands,
with a sou of unknown depths, there
are now raised without irrigation
grains of excellent quality and many
kinds of legnums and vegetables.
The uplands will also be the pasture
lands for millions of domestic animals.
>l The livestock industry of Montana
is in its infancy, and yet today more
than one-tenth of the total number of
sheep in the United States are feed
ing on its nutritous grasses."
Such information, coming from one
who is devoting his life to this special j
line of work, should be scattered broad
cast for the benefit of those who ex
pect to make homes for themselves
and their children.
Call for Bids.
County Clerk's Office, Oct. 14, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will receive sealed bids on
Friday, October 23rd, 1903, at 11
o'clock a. m. to construct and build a
Pest House at the Poor Farm. Plans
and specifications will be on file at
Also for the cutting and delivering
150 cords of four-foot wood, said wood
to be cut green ard well seasoned and
to be delivered at the court house not
later than Dec. 1st, 1904. The Board
will consider bids for the full 150
cords, or in 50 cord lots, which ever is
deemed to the best interest of the
By order of the board of commis
C. M. JOHNSON,
Idaho cedar posts for sale by A. C.
M. Co. 52 t f
We wish to announce to you and
call your special attention to our
complete line of Drugs, Patent Medi
eines, Chemicals, Perscription and
Household Drug's. Also a complete
line of Sundries, Stationery, Cutlery,
Toilet Articles, Toilet Soaps, Purses,
Pocket and Bill Books, Cloth, Hair
and Tooth Broshes, etc.
. „ HAMILTON DRUG CO.
By G. W. STUFFEL.
You want a loan at 9 or 10 per
cent for 2, 3, 5 years come and
see us before you borrow and it
will pay you.
You want to buy a good ranch or
a piece of town property we have
them for sale at any price or
terms to suit the customer.
You want your house, barn or
life insured, we represent all old
reliable companies and will write
You want a deed, mortgage,
agreement or any other legal
writing done we will do it correct
and cheap as we are Notary
You want an Abstract of your
property we will make it for you
You want to sell your ranch, or
town property, list it at once
with us as we are preparing our
new list and we will do our best
to sell for you. We respectfully
solicit your patronage, and your
business will be appreciated
and promptly done.
Ravalli Abstract Co.,
Second Street, Hamilton.
Ravalli Abstract Company writes
I ire Insurance, at the lowest possible
rates, call and get our rates before
Booth's Standard Oysters at the Southern.
Rooms to rent at Reinkeh lodge. 36f
Kodak supplies at Roberts'. 47tf
For a brimming, ice-cold moten
flater call at the Paragon. 40tf
Largest and best line of crockery at
Lincoln fountain pens. $2.50 each.
Guaranteed at Roberts'. 47tf
An easy smoking cigar for after
dinner is the Paragon. Try one
j 0>Brien & Tallent ' 27t f '
j at Roberts'
Fresh Oysters at the Southern. 4§tf
lor the boys we have excellent
school trousers that are non-bustible
—35c to $1.25. Valley Clothing Co. 45f
For calcimining call on Magni &
Harvey, Pell's old stand. 30-tf.
Horsehoeing $1.50 at Harvey &
Burke's blacksmith shop—second shop
north of hitching sheds. 51 It
Yi dozen cupa and saucers 65 cents
This is the School Suit season and
we are ready with the best that money
can buy. Valley Clothing Co. 45tf
The Paragon is one of the mos
xragaant cigars in the market. Try
one. O'Brien & Tallent. 27tf
Old school books exchanged for new
at Roberts'. 47tf
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute.
Such, in brief, was the condition of
an old soldier by name of J. J. Hav
ens, Versailles, O. For years he was
troubled with kidney disease and
neither doctors nor medicines gave
him relief. At length he tried Elec
tric Bitters. It put him on his feet in
short order, and now he testifies. "I'm
on the road to complete recovery."
Best on earth for liver and kidney
troubles and all forms of stomach and
bowel complaints. Only 50c guaran
teed by Bitter Root Drug Co.
I find nothing better for liver de
rangement and constipation than
Chamberlain's stomach and liver
tablets.—L. F. Andrews, Des Moines,
Iowa. For sale by Corner Drug Store.*
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