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VOLUME XV. HAMILTON. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1904. NUMBER 9 NOTICE! IF you want a loan on yonr ranch or other good security at 8 . 9 or 10 per cent for 2, 3 or 5 years, cotne and see us before you borrow and we will save you interest money. IF you have money to loan on gilt edge securities, place it with us and we will guarantegall se curity that we take, and will cash your mortgage at any time you need your money. IF 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. IF you want your 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. IF 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. Second Street , 1 Hamilton, Ment. BUSTER BROWN BELTS A New Lot Just Received McMurry, Cooper & Grill JOHN LAGERQUI8T. E. ERICK80N. LAGERQUIST & ERICKSON, Contractors and Builders. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES FUR NISHED ON SHORT NOTICE.—Satisfaction Guaranteed. Hamilton. Montana. CITY MEAT MARKET I OPPOSITE RAVALLI COUNTY BANK. Is prepared to furnish the retail and wholesale trade with the choicest :: :: •• •• •• •• Beef, Pork, Mutton. Veal, Etc., Etc. Fish and Game in season. WAKEKAM & THORNIN6, Proprietors. Ayerk Pills The great rule of health— Keep the bowels regular. And the great medicine— Ayer's Pills. iZAnfc Want your moustache or beard a beautiful brown or rich black? Use BUCKINGHAM'S DYE ran era or >tw tm »o»At.Biu,no,ui W . . Im the... Choicest Confections ....la taws, go ta the - UNION STORE w AH deeds ara.» Strictly Union Hade. ...All Uada ef Sell Drink*. East Main Street. Ravalli County BANK. HArtILTON, MONTANA DIRECT. JRS. W. W. McOrackin, President, <kio. McGrath, Vice President. J. F. Haktsnubrgkk. Cashier. R. A. O'Hara. O. O. Ooopkb General Banking Business Transacted I WMMMiMMMMA The.... Cottage Hotel RATES $1 PER DAY. NORTH SECOND ST. [A. W. NEWELL, Prop. HAMILTON - - - MONTANA. nuMUJUM UMIMJI MMMM SMMMSil BTiTVTirrTy COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS REGULAR QUARTERLY SESSION BEGINNING DEC. 5. TEXT OF PROPOSALS FOR WORK Road Viewers Appointed — Reports of County and Township Officers Examined and Approved. The following claims were reduced and rejected during the session, for the reasons hereinafter mentioned: Claim No. 49, favor of L. N. Mor ris,was disallowed in the sum of $4.50 on account of an overcharge. Claim No. 99, favor of T. S. Owings for $10.75, work done on street,was re jected as not a proper county charge and unauthorised. Claim 174, favor of Myra Metcalf for $1.50. rejected on account of the justices report not showing that the case was on trial for two days, and she being previously paid for one day's al lowance as a witness. Claim No. 393, favor of Eva Don sou for 1.50, was rejected for the same rea son, also as the same was not properly sworn to. Claims No. 193, 209,210, 212, and 213, in favor of Asa Palmer, F. A. Norse John Kuhn, Frank Strong, and Jos. Hirshman, for attendance as witnesses and jurors in the Justice and Coroners Court, were reduced on account of over charges. Claim No. 230, in favor of H. W. Flanagin, for $97.55, was reduced to $76.45, as same was considered excess- ive. - In order to adjust the claims rend ered for services as Judges and Clerk:, of Election it was ordered that thcj a Mowed 3 days at $3.00 per day in the larger precints, and 2 days at $ 3.00 per day in the smaller precints of the county, and reasonable expenses for mak ing and delivering the official re turns, and all the claims were audited accordingly. Claims No. 359 to 363, inclusive, in favor of G. W. Dougherty, R. C. Carp enter, C. E. Benson, A. S. Williamson and E.V.Breechbill, for rebate on taxes for 1904, was laid over until the Boards January meeting. Claim No. 366, in favor of F. M. Lockwood, for $17.05, was reduced to $15.75, on account of overcharge. Claim No. 367, in favor of Geo. F. Brooks, for $ 100 . 00 , rebate on taxes, was allowed in the sum of $42.64 the amount of the county tax thereon, the balance collected being paid to school district 48, and the state treasurer. Claim No. 394, in favor of E. Bryan 10.00 for road work done in 1899, was re jected, as it did not come under the board's jurisdiction, and was further b arred by the statutes of limitation. December 9th, 1904. The following bids for constructing a cess pool were opened, to-wit; C. F. Daly......... $70 00 W. B. McDaniels .............. 60 00 Murray and Bronson............ 59 00 Thos.Deering................... 58 00 Geo Ward....................... 54 œ On motion the contract was awarded to Geo.Ward. The following bids for the care and maintenance of the poor of the county inmates of the county poor farm, were opened and contract awarded, to-wit: W. T. Flanders, at $5.00 per capita per week, and will pay $50.00 rental for farm. Ira Swift, at $4.60 per capita per week, with no provision for poor farm, G. S. Bailey, at 6.00 per week per capita, and will work farm for $50.00 per month. On motion the contract was awarded to W. T. Flanders, Lis bid being con sidered the best. The following bids for the medical attenance on all the poor of the county were opened and the contract awarded to-wit. Herbert Brethour.....$175 00 per year F. E. Buchen ....... 250 00 " " Geo. McGrath........ 400 00 " " On motion it was ordered that the contract be awarded to F. E. Buchen. The bids for doing certain repair work on the Eight Mile bridge were opened and the contract awarded to J. B. Franklin, lowest bidder. J. B. Franklin................ $235 00 John Stephens ................. 290 00 The following bids for county print ing and furnishing blank books and supplies to the county for the years 1905 and 1906, were opened, to-wit: The Board of County Comissioners, Ravalli County, Montana. Gen tlemen:— Pursuant to y our published call for bids for doing the printing and pub lishing required bv Ravalli County for the two years beginning Jan. 1st 1905, I herewith submit the following bid; for straight matter, 10 percent of the statutory rate; for publishing rule and figure work, 18 percent of the statutory rate; for furnishing blank books, 65 percent of the statutory rate; for furnishing blanks, 50 percent of the statutory rate. Respectfully, BRUCE WELLS, Pub. Stevensville Register. To the Honorable Board of Commis sioners, Ravalli County, Montana. Gentlemen:— The Hamilton Publishing company respectfully submits the following bid on county printing and blank books as per your advertised call for bids and in accordance with specifications and requirements as stated by the county clerk of Ravalli County, Mon tana, all work to be of the quality now furnished to the county, excepting where some other standard is specified all publications to be made in the Rav alli Republican, a newspaper of gen eral circulation published at Hamil ton, Ravalli County, Montana: The undersigned will furnish the county two assessment books for each year for which this contract is to be made of the form now in use and not to exceed 125 pages, each canvass bind ing at $37.50 each; delinquent tax book of the same size and of the same qual ity of paper and binding as the one now in use in the treasurer's office rul ing s and headings to be as ordered by the board or its agent, at $ 10.00 each; treasure's register of taxes collected to be of the same size, quality of paper and binding as the one now in use, heading and rulings to be as ordered, at $6.75 each; books with full printed page one form, of the same size, qual ity of paper and binding as deed record No.25, now in use in the county re corders office, with such printing there on as is ordered by the board or their agent at $25.00 each; books with full printed page, two forms, of the same size, quality of paper, and binding as above record, with printing as ordered at $35.00 each; court journal of the same size, form and quality as the one now in use at $5 00 each; treasurer's cash book, similar form, size and qual ity to the one now in use, but with any change in heading needed, at $24.75; grantors and grantees index to deeds of the same size, quality of paper and binding, a 6 now in use, with necessary changes, at $20.00 eaeh. All other blanks or record books that may be re quired, not herein enumerated, at 50 per centum from statutory rate; tax receipts in books of 100 , in triplicate, at $2.50 per hundred; road tax receipts, and poor tax receipts, in books of 100 , numbered and perforated, at 30 cents per book; lithographed letter heads,at $5.00 per thousand; printing returns on envelopes, at $ 1.00 per thousand; printing postal cards, or notices on postals, at 75 cents for first 100, and ten cents for each subsequent hundred; for assessment lists, $12.50 per thou and; 150 copies financial statement, $7.50; legal blanks as follows: Whole sheets printed one side, first 100, $3.75, subsequent 100,20cents; half sh eets printed on one side, first 100 , $2.45, subsequent 100,15 cents; quarter sheets printed on one side first 100 , $ 1 . 20 , subsequent 100 , 10 cents; eighth sheet blanks printed on one side, first 100, 95 cents subsequent 100, 10 cents; all blanks not specified in abovesched ule, at 50 percent of the statutory rate; all other notices, placards, etc. with w hich the county is chargable and which would not come under the head of blanks, will be furnished at prevail ing commercial rates; printing com missioners proceeding, for straight, matter no charge will be made, rule and figure work, at 20 percent of stat utory rate; for printing all other mat ter, such as notices of special meetings, call for bids, etc. at 5 cents per line first insertion at 2 and one half cents per line for subsequent insertions. The undersigned company to do all work neatly, and in first class manner and will furnish sufficient bond to the county for the faithful performance of the contract. Respectfully submitted, HAMILTON PUBLISHING CO., by E. A. Sherman, President, (To be Continued Next Week.) If you don't get the paper promptly please notify The Western News office. * The Western News for news for for by to as , , , 'PHONE EXCHANGE FOR HAMILTON TO BE ESTABLISHED IN NEAR FUTURE. LINE TO BE EXTENDED TO DARBY Rural Lines to Cover Entire Valley General Scheme of Telephone Improvement Under Way. Ralph G. Buckley, of Salt Lake City, representative of the liocky Mountain Bell Telephone Co. spent Mouday in town. While here Mr. Buckley conferred >vith the business men of Hamilton an ent the advisability of establishing a local exchange and of extending the line to Darby and received such hearty encouragement that he im mediately forwarded a report headquarters at Salt Lake recom mending that the improvements be carried out. Mr. Bnckley stated to a represen tative of The Western News that an e xchange, with night and day oper ators, would undoubtedly be estab lished id Hamilton in the near future. He said, further, that the line would be extended to Darby and connec tions established with the A. C. M. Co. logging cHmps within two months. A toll station will be es tablished at Como. In addition be stated that the entire line between Hamilton and Missoula is to be over hauled and rewired and a network of rural lines put in connecting with the farm houses throughout the valley for all who desire the service. Filed For Record. Official bond— H. J. St. John, pub lic administrator, $8,000, W. S. Jones and J. W. McCarty, sureties. Deed—John H. Carls and wife to Thomas L. Randolph, 160 acres near Corvallis, $3,500. Official bond—Mabel Corley, coun ty superintendent of schools; $2,000. Sureties, Perry Faust, John C. Em hoff and J. B. Franklin. Deed—John Harnes to Thomas F. Harnes, 40 acres Burnt Fork, $1. Official bond—Geo. W. Johnson, assessor; $8,000. Sureties, W. M. F ranks, Amos Buck, Henry Buck, H. W. Flannagan, James M. Higgins and W. T. Caple. Official bond—James E. Craddock, constable; $2,000. Sureties, M. D. Fulkerson and Joseph Appolonio. Official bond— H. H. Townsend, constable, Florence; $2,000. Sureties, W. E. Gleason aad W. C. Ahrens. Deed—Geo. Christy and wife to Jonas Johnson, 160 acres near Wood side, $275. Deed— E. P. Shivel and wife to Katie E. Peterson, 120 acres near Florence, $2,200. Placer location—' 'Lost" placer min ing claim, 95 acres on Eight Mile by C. M. Mason and others. Deed—Bitter Boot stock farm to C. E. Scott, lot 9 block 10, Victor, $30. Deed—Victor Townsita Co. to C.E. Scott, lots 10 and 11 block 12, Victor, $95. Deed—Jos. A. Hyde aad wife to Catharine M. Simpson, 10 lots, Cor vallis, $250. Christmax Exercises. The Christmas exercises of the Baptist Sunday school will be held on Friday evening, December 23. Following is the program; Singing..........................Sunday School Reading of scriptures and prayer.....Pastor Christmas Greeting...........Seven Children Duet ...........Misses Rosa and Saille Burns Recitation.........................Ona Abbey " Do You Know the Song"..........Quartette Christmas Story.............................. Recitations and Tableaus.............. .........Fifteen young ladies and others Song...................Young Ladies Class Waiting for Santa Claus, a home scene, Christmas tree, Santa Claus and distrlbu ti on of presents. Everybody welcome. Death of Thomas millon. Thomas Million a well known res ident of Corvallis vicinage died laat Friday after a lingering illness of dropsy. The funeral was held Sun to a HAMILTON HOTEL I Livery stables THOS. BEAVERS. ^ RNOPRIKTOR. 1 1 & S 3 QQ 83 The Finest Turnouts in the City £§ ttlill not be beat in Rates Sp Opposite the Depot, Hamilton, Mont. y »8«* 8 *»G«'8»'8 "»"0" W' 8»'8«| «GH W. A. HAYES, Harness and Saddler. All Kinds of Repair Work Promptly and Neatly Done. HAMILTON, MONTANA. LESSONS IN WRITING & LETTERING A course In Writing and Lettering special ly prepared for home students. Contains 50 pages of Instructions and copies. A Cer tificate of Proficiency given to those who complete the course. Price (1.00, including .'4 gro. Business and Lettering pens, all by mail prepaid Scud for specimen sheets. Address, H. G. PHELPS, Bozeman, Montana. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. QEO. MoGRATH, M. D. Ü. M Graduate of Qneen College. MEDALIST IN MEDICINE , SURGERY and, OBSTETRICS Offlce over Ravalli County Bank. Hamilton, - Montana H ERBEBT BRETHOUR, M. B.. M. D.. G. M. Graduate of University of Toronto. Pont Graduate in Diseases of Women and Children. OFFICE—Opposite Iiavalll County Bank. RESIDENCE—Ravalli Hotel. HAMILTON. MONTANA. JjR. F. E. BUCHEN, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Office over Ravalli County Bank. Hamilton, - - Montana c HAS. S. WAGNER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Hamilton, Montana. D R. R. W. BECK, DENTIST Office and Residence over Hamilton Book Store Hamilton, - - Montana. D R. E. A. MYERS, ...DENTIST... Offlce Over Ravalli County Bank. Hamilton, - - Montana. QHAS. M. CRUTCHFIELD Attorney at Law Hamilton Montana.