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YOUR CHANCE LADIES -THIS WEEK TO GET A WHITE OR COLORED WAIST VERY CHEAP $1 98 instead of............................................ $3 50 1 69 " ".................................................... 3 00 1 55 " "...............*.................................2 75 1 39 " 'V._...............................................2 50 I 25 " "..................................................2 00 * 05 " "....................................... 1 75 98 " ........................................... J 50 73 " - ........................................ 1 25 69 " •*. ............................................ 1 oo 49 " "................................................ 75 All Foster Waists, Best Fitting, Best Materials " ' TOWEL SPECIAL THIS WEEK ;5,,( ' extm ,ar K re heavy Turkish Towels, bleached and unbleached at 27ic * " " " " " " " 22lc 2 nc larpo " " " « « « jç c 20c heavy lurkish lowels, bleached and unbleached at..........................I 63 C loe lurkish lowels, bleached and unbleached at..................... n r l2ie U " " " .................................. 8 Jc All Linen Towels this Week Special Prices YOURS FOR BARGAINS Ravalli County mercantile Co. Hamilton, Montana. ! ' i I j ■ I I j j j C Bitter Root Brevities. Miss Currie Adams is visiting friends in Missoula. Mrs. J. E. Stevens visited relatives in Missoula last Saturday. Assessor-elect Geo. W. Johnson was tip from Stevensville Thursday. Mrs. W. P. O'Brien and children J were up from Missoula the first of the week. Mrs. A. L,. Bank and children went to Kalispell Monday for a visit with friends. Miss Olive L,ainey left for Buffalo, N. Y. last week, where she may re main permanently. Mrs. A. Buol and Miss Emma have returned to their Butte home from a trip to Europe, where they spent the summer. The Grantsdale Athletic club has purchased the Shannon hall and two lots for its future home. The club has 20 members, and is the only one Co Christmas Buyers Our Bright Spar Kling Line of XMAS GOODS Is Ready for Inspection With confidence in the variety,richness and com pleteness of our Holiday stock, we invite you to call early and make your selections. Please remember we will lay aside any article purchased. Don't miss this opportunity, what ever your wants may lie in our line, we can meet them. No Trouble to Show Goods A. L. BANK, Established 1896. j J of its kind in the valley. J. Harvey I Thomas Patterson, U. J. Patterson | and A. F, Holt are its officers. 1 Arnold Clifton, of Darby, has re turned from Akron, Ind., where he ! vsited relatives, taking in the St. Louis fair while away. Contractors Lagerquist & Erickson have been awarded the contract to build a ten-room dwelling on his farm near Victor by A. N. Mittower. The ladies of the Presbyterian church will serve lunch at the home of Mrs H. E. Jones Thursday Dec. 1, from four to nine P. M. Everybody invited. Temperance Sunday will be ob served at the M. E. church south next Sunday. The sermon by the pastor, Kev. J. B. Parnall will treat specially on the subject at 7:30 p. m. County Attorney W. P. Baker left Monday for Milwaukee where he will j jin his family and remain until after the holidays, returning to Hamilton about the first of the new year. Dunbar & Johnson will start up their mill again in a few days. They will saw the timber at the Por'er set ting opposite Hamilton and which will keep them mouths. busy for three or tour H. H. Bell, son of C. R. Bell of the Hart addition, has purchased the dray business of the Irvine Bros. Mr. Bell is a thorough dray man, he hav ing conducted a big dray line and Uvery stable in British Columbia. Col. C. M. Crutchfield was a business visitor in Darby Saturday and indulg ed in a little sport. He entered the lists to shoot for turkeys, won three out of seven and was barred from the contest on account of his superior skill as a marksman. Win. P. Johnson and wife, who have been visiting Senator and Mrs. Ed A. Johnson left for their home at Downing, Mo. on Tuesday of last week. Mesdames E. A. Johnson and John L. Johnson accompanied them and will take in the World's fair. They ex pect to return to Hamilton in about a month. W. A. Clark Jr., of Butte, who has been in Missoula and the Bitter Root v alley for the past three days in com pany with a few friends, left last night for his home. The general opinion is t hat Mr. Clark is promoting some en- ' terprise, presumably an electric line] running between Missoula and points, in the Bitter Root valley. The fact! that Manager Wharton of the Butte] street railway company was in the | city at the same time lends color to the 1 rumor.—Mtssoulian. County Surveyor M. D. Kippen ar ! rived home Saturday from a trip to the St. Louis fair. T. J. Burns of lhe Southern at Mis soula was a Hamilton visitor several days the past week. A marriage license was granted Saturday to Fred E. White and Miss Edna Haynes, both of Hamilton. A marriage lceuse was granted yes terday to Win. Crego and Mrs. Nora Bronson, both of Victor. Wm. Rotnbaugh arrived home on Friday from Gold Creek where he has been employed with James Milan's logging outfit for some time past. Mrs. Jesse Boardman is in receipt of a letter of recent date from her hu - band, who is now in Spokane, which satisfactorily explains his "mysterious Fifty Years the Standard V ^ MWDB Made from pure cream of tartar derived from grapes. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.. CHICAGO. disappearance" about which a number of sensatioual stories have appeared in the newspapers. Sheriff Pond returned from Butte thi> morning be, having spent a few hours in the Smoky city, after con ducting Mrs. J. L- Summers of Cor vallis to the Warm Springs sanitar ium. Fred E. White and Miss Edna Haynes were united in marriage at the Presbyterian manse on Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at 7 o'clock. The Rev. J. E. Burkhart performed the ceremony. An automobile party consisting of W. A. Clark, Jr., J. R. Wharton, man ager of the Butte Street railways; A. J. Gil>soii and George F. Brooks, of Missoula, spent portions of Thursday in Hamilton. While here Mr. Clark stated moat emphatically that he had no intention of purchasing the Daly ranch. Sheriff-elect W. F. Cook was up from Stevensville yesterday looking over the field preparatory to taking up his abode here about the first of the year. It is understood that C. C. Chaffin, of the A. C. M. Co. store, has accepted the position of under-sheriff and If red Liliick that of jailer under the new administration. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMurry en tertained at cards on Wednesday at their home on Third street. Prizes were awarded Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Dudley, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McCrack in, and Dt. Edward McGrath. Those present were Messrs, and Mesdames Totman, Peck, Taylor, Dudley, Mc Crackin and Johnson, and J. C. Mc Intosh, Frank Cone and Dr. Edward McGrath. Elsewhere in this issue will be found the complete official returns of the re cent election as tabulated by County Clerk Johnson. According to the un official returns for the state Roosevelt received a plurality of 12,000; Dixon, 6,000; Toole, 8,000; Norris, 1,000. The republicans have probably elected the remainder of the state ticket by plu ralities ranging from 500 to 3,000, al though the election of secretary of state is still claimed by the democratic state central committee. The repub licans will have a good working ma jority in both branches of the legisla ture. State Veterinarian Dr. M. E. Knowles regards the inspection of dairies and milk one of the most impor tant matters in connection with his office, in that the sale of impure and diseased milk is apt to endanger the lives of the public and especially of children, says the Helena Record. He statëd that the greatest precaution should be taken in every city in Mon tana to see that none but the purest milk is sold. Ho stated that in Butte, Helena and Missoula much has been done toward the latter and the quality of ihilk is much improved. Miss Helen McCrackin pleasantly entertained the "buds" on Wednesday evening at a peanut party. The score cards were very artistic, being ornamented with peanuts. The lucky ones at sword play were Miss Mona Backus and Archie Mitchell, while Miss Ethelyn Chambers and Pearl Bullock were awarded the consolation prizes. Among those to enjoy Miss McCrackin's hospitality were Ethelyn Chambers, Mona Backus,Helen Hick ey, Mabel McMurry, Carrie Adams, Nell Smithey, Mamie McLaren, Archie Mitchell, Pearl Bullock, Kenneth Romney, Clarence Smithey, Adelbert Bishop, Gilbert McLaren, Ernest S.out and Charles Liliick. You can get the best job work for the money at the Western News office. £444444 4 44 44fc 4 4 * * * 4 4 * * * 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 * * 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 There Buyer is a 4 4 4 * 4 * 4 4 SOMEWHERE, for ^ anything you want to ^ 4 sell. Our business is to find the buyer. List your Real Es tate with us— 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 _ 4 4 MORRIS & GROW, 4 4 4 4 4 Wewillfind the Buyer Insurance and General Land Business. HAMILTON, MONTANA. .CITY DRAY Irvin Bros. All work entrusted to our care wll besuedlly and satisfactorily done PRICES REASONABLE. Leave orders at F. L. Hums' or J. O. Brown's store. ■ ■ For the.... Choicest Confections ....In town, to to tho UNION STORE - All Rood* aro... Strictly Union Hade. ...All Kinds of Soft Drinks. East Main Street. ww WW WW WW WW For the Choicest % Bread, Pies | and Cakes —Go to— Higman's Bakery We also Carry a nice line of §j □ * —MFECTIONERY 1 IPPOSITE A. C. M. Co. I NOTICE! I F you want a loan on your ranch or other good security at 8. 9 or 10 per cent for 2, 3 or 5 years, come and see us before you borrow and we will save you interest money. I F y°u have money to loan on gilt edge securities, place it with us and we will guarantee all se curity that we take, and will cash your mortgage at any time you need your money. I F you want to buy a good ranch or a piece of town proper ty, we have a list of 100 choice bargains at lowest prices to pick from on easy terms to suit cus tomers. I F you want yonr house, barn, wool, lumber, hay or building under construction insured, we will write it at lowest possible rates. We represent six old line companies who pay their losses in 30 days, also agent for the New York Life Insurance Co., of New York. We will be pleas ed to quote you rates on any policy that you wish. You do not have to die to win in the N. Y. Life Insurance Co. IF you want a deed, mortgage, agreement or any other legal papers written we will do it cheap, as we are notary public. I F you want to sell your ranch or town property, list it with us and we will sell it for you. We respectfully solicit your patron age and your business will be appreciated and promptly done. Ravalli Abstract Co. Secoué Street,: Hamilton, Mont. i If you don't get the paper promptly please notify The Western News office. • F È at I OFFICIAL DIRECT0BY. STATE OFFICIALS. ■ overnoi. Joseph K. Toole. Lieutenant Govern ir. Frank Hbrains. Secretary of State. Geo, M. Hays, -täte Auditor. .1. H. Culderhead. •*tate Treasurer, A. H. Barrett. Xttornev General lames Donncvan. Superintendent of Public Instruction, W. W. Welch. hlef Justice. Theodore Brantley. Vs8ociate Justices, Geo. It. Mllburn and W. L. Holloway. Merk of Supreme Court. H. G. Rick arts. Representative In Congress, Caldwell Ed Mnited States Senators, W. A. Clark and Paris Gibson. COUNTY OFFICIALS. District Judge, Frederick C. Webster. -herlff, Joshua Pond. Jounty Treasurer. Harvey L. Carter. Jounty Clerk and Recorder, C. M. Johnson. -Merk of District Court, J. F. Cone. Assessor. Arthur Beckwith, bounty Attorney, W. P Baker. •iuperln tendent of Schools, Kitty Ostermeyer ,'oroner, F. M. Lockwood. Public Administrator, John Campbell. ■Surveyor, M. D. Kippen. 'ounty Commissioners, Henry Grover, Gaik. Satterlee, J. B. Overturf. CiTY OFFiOIALS. dayor— W. E. McMurry. Treasurer—Frank L. Burns. Attorney—R. Lee. McCulloch. Jlerk—Richard C. Parmenter. Marshal—J. M. Higgins. Night Officer—John Grant. Police Magistrate— O. C. Coulter. Aldermen First Ward—Louis Peterson, H. 8. Page. Vldermen Second Ward— F. M. Lockwood, Thos. Coffey. Aldermen Third Ward—M. J, Flaherty, J. J, Howley. SOCIETIES. uITTER ROOT ENCAMPMENT, NO. 10, T.O. J. F., meets first and third Fridays at Odd Fellows hall. Visiting Brothers invited to attend. A. H. DOWNING, 0. P. F. L. Burns. Scribe. IONIC LODGE NO. 38. A. F. & A M. MEETS first and third Saturdays of each month at odd Fellows hall. Second street. Sojourning - irethren invited to attend. R. LEE MCCULLOCH, W. M. 1. J.SOUTWIOK, Sec. HAMILTON LODGE NO, 80. A. O.U. W.. nyetsevery second and fourth Thursday.at. >dd Fellows Hall, at 8 p. m. F. J. MO h RIB. M. W. HENRY GROVER, Rec. JHAKITY LODGE. NO. 11. I. O. O F. meets the second and Fourth Wednesdays -f each month at Odd Fellows hall. Mus. Annie O'Leary, N. G. Miss Maude Lockwood, Secretary. BITTER ROOT TENT K. O. T. M. meets 2nd and 4th Friday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall. Visiting Knights are cordially Invited o attend. J. M. RE1NDEAU, Commander. MARTIN T1NGLEY. Record Keeper. HAMILTON CAMP NO. 5604, MODERN Woodmen of America. Meets at Odd Fellows Hall every Tuesday evening. E. F. Richards, Clerk. U. O. Coulter, V. O, PINE CCNE CAMP NO. 754 WOODMEN OF the World meets every Thursday evening In Fonger's hall, corner Main and Third streets A. L. Bank. C. O L. J. Watson, Clerk HAMILTON FEDERAL UNION NO. 109, A. L. U. meets every Saturday except the last week of each month when it meets on Wednesday, at 8:00 p. m. In Fonger's hall, cornerThlrd and Main streets. Char. Irwin, President. J. G. Leibel, Recording Secretary. EVENING STAR, No. 58, I. O. O. F. MEETS every Wednesday evening In Miles' Hal). Darby. All brothers In good standing In cited to attend. Chas. Lawrence, N. G. August Solleder, Sec. CORVALLIS LODGE No. 28. A. F. & A. M. meets every second fourth Saturday evenings In Masonic hall, Corvallis. Vlslv tngbrethern in good standing cordially in 7ited. J- Bowden, W. M. Thos. Kain, Sec. HAMILTON TENT, No. 1113, MODERN Maccabees—meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Visitors are mads welcome. N. G. Whitney, Com. I. K. Hill, R. K. LEONA CHAPTER, NO. 31, O. E. S. MEETS. first and third Wednesdays of each month at I. O. O. F. hall. MISSJULIA KHUMMEL, MUS. EVA EAIKBA1RN, Secretary. w. m VICTOR SOCIETIES. Victor Lodge No. 43 A.F. &A. M.,meets first and third Saturdays at Appolonlo, Watters & Company's hall. Victor. A cordial Invitation Is extended to visiting members. Jos. Appolonlo,W.M.; M. I). Fulkerson, Secretary. Ravalli Lodge No. 71 1. O.O. F., meets every Friday at Appolonlo, Watters A Co.'s hall. Visiting brotnejs cordially Invited to attend. W, R. Rickman, N. G.; Jos. Appolonlo, Sec. Victor Tent No. 35 K. O. T. M., meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at Appo lonlo, Watters & Co.s' hall. Visiting Knignts always welcome. J. E. Marvin. Com.; J. A. Barnhill, R. K. Victor amp No. 5696 M.W.A.,meets second, and fourth Saturdays at A. W, & Co.'s hall S. H. Ault, V. O. M. M. Williams, Clerk. Victor Lodge No. 30 A. O, U, W.. meets sec ond and fourth Saturdays at Workman hall. Henry McVey, M. W.; Wm. Tucker,Recorder Naomi Chapter No, 9 O. E. S„ meets first, and third Wednesdays of each month at A. W. & Co.'s hall. Mrs Louise Watters, W. M.; V.D. Fulkerson, Sec. Charity Lodge No. 6D. of H, meets second and fourth Saturdays at Workman hall. Mrs. Amanda Vert. 0. H.; Mrs. Mary E. Gregory, Recorder. Bitter Root Hive No. 40 L. O. T. M„ meets, second and fourth Saturday afternoons at 3:30 p. m. Mrs. T. B. Ray, Commander; Mrs. Curtis Williams. R. K. CHURCHES. Catholic Church—South Fifth Street. Ser vices first and third Sundays of each month. F irst Mass at 8 o'clock a. m. High Mass, fol lowed by benediction, at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 3:30 p. m. Charles Maokin, Pastor. M. E. Church—North Sixth Street. Preach ing at 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunday school 10 a. m. Epworth Leugne 7:00 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening. Strangers always made welcome. J. A. Smith, Pastor. Baptist Church—South Fourth Street. Preaching first Sunday In each month at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p. m„ and at 3 p. m. third Sunday. Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching at Corvallis at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. on second Sunday of each month. W. R. Rickman, Pastor. Presbyterian Church—South Fifth Street. Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8:00 È m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Christian ndeavor Sundays at 7:00 p. m. J. E. Burkhart, Pastor. Christian Church—South Second street. Preaching every Sunday morning and even ing by the pastor. The O. E services com mence at 7:00 p. m. and the evening service* at 8:00. Each service lasts one bout. All are cordially invited lo attend. R. M. Du no an. Pastor.