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UNDERSELL EVERYBODY HART & CO. Telephone 49. i i i LEWISTOWN, MONTANA New York offices 41 Mercer Street THE i QUALITY ...STORE FIRST EXHIBITION AND SALE OF NEW 1905 Dress Fabrics A distinguished occasion; the first shipment is now here. High art creations in the very newest of late dress fabrics. A blending of all that is high grade and desirable with the latest dictates of 'Dame Fashion's approval. As for the economical side, a store never laid bare a greater array of opportunities for bargain purchasing of high grade dress materials. Buy Spring Dress Fabrics Now and Save a Large Fractien of Their Cost. High Grade 1905 Dress Goods Worth 75c per Yard for 50c 36, 38 and 45 inch high grade dress woolens in all the newest and most desirable weaves. All wool voiles in all the spring shades, Albatrosses, Mohair Suitings, Sicilians, Eoliennes, Cheviots, Panama Weaves and Mixed Nouveaute Suitings. Exclusive, high grade, best quality dress goods, regularly worth 75c yard, and for which you have been asked as high as $1.00 per yard. This week we place them all on the same price level, for, per yard,...............V-JW' <7**1 — 4r THE GREATEST VALVES IN A SALE OF GREAT VALVES 7\ 11 _ 4. ^ J All at 50c a Yard call and see the assortment All at 50c a Yard Storm Serges , Worth $1.00 at 85c 45-inch Storm Series in all shades, reds, greens, browns and glossy blacks. A very desirable fabric of great wear resisting JS qualities. Sale price, yard.................................. $1.25 Brilliantines at 85c A full width, close even weave, tine lustrous Brilliantine, guaranteed fast black and woven from the best grads of tine mohair ^ yarn worth fully $1.25yard. Sale price..................... Regular $1.00 Sicilian at 65c A full 58-inch cloth in plain and checked designs, all colors are repre" sented, browns, tans and greens. A choice collection of 9MMZ0* the very newest effects. Sale price, yard...................Vwv Fancy Lace Voiles at $1.00 45-inch fancy lace voiles, in very pretty veiling designs, the very latest spring of 11)05 patterns. The colors are cream, white L tan and brown shades. A most artistic production Sale price, yard................................. $ 1.00 HART & GO. GUARANTEED TAFFETA SILK $1.35 Yard 36-inch Oil Boiled jTaffeta Silk of a fine high grade lustrous quality. Printed guarantee woven in the bor der of every yard. A silk worth fully k' ^ 9 CL $2.00 per yard. Sale price yard . . . High Grade Materials at $1.00 Beautiful Mohair Sicilians, High Grade Panama Suitings, Fancy Mohair Suitings and Fancy Voiles of all kinds. All manner of grey, brown and green mixtures. The very latest and newest artistic effects are here shown. Sale price, yard.............. IpP m m 50-inch Voiles—Sale Price $1.25 Fine all wool twine Voiles in all the newest shades, tans, champagnes, light greens, creams, whites and blacks. A sheer, round threaded, all wool quality sold as high as $2.00 per ^ MZ yard. Sale price...................................... Fancy Shirt Waist Suitings at $1.25 Pretty blue and brown Mohairs with fancy tan red and green woven patterns, the very latest materials for spring shirt ^ MZ waist suits. Sale price, yard..........................Jr m High Art Black Goods at $1.50 Pure woolen Eoliennes, silk mixed Eoliennes, Voiles, Shark Skin, Mel rose and all manner of late varieties, 45 and 50 inch MZM\ widths. Sale price per yard........................... t m ^9 Silk MiAed Eoliennes at $1.65 45-inch beautiful silk mixed Eoliennes in a beautiful crepey weave, all the light tans and new brown shades represented. An 0 jj" exquisite material, worth fully $2.00 yd. Sale price____epl Jr m $9^9 High Grade Suitings yard $1.95 Beautiful basket weave Cheviots, high grade serges and artistic mixed Suiting in all the new spring of 1905 colorings, bewitch- <§ |H| ingly new and of most attractive make up. Sale price yd M m French Voiles at yard $1.75 Imported twine Voiles, 45 inches wide, of the best sheer twine thread $ 7.75 Imported French Voiles yard $250 The genuine Choppat and Cie, Paris, high grade twine voiles are here Shown. Full 45-inch width, of clear sheer, evenly woven twine yarns. A very handsome fabric, per yd.. ^ dm m $9 ^9 woven. Quite the finest voile on the market today. Sale price, yard....................................... THE LAST OF THE REMAINING FALL AND WINTER COATS Will novO bid adieu and make room for Spring Stock. $27.80, $2g.00, 20.00 and $18.00 Ladies 9 High Grade Coats novO priced at only ............... Half price and less than half price is the basis on which they are marked. Nothing but leading styles are shown and all are our own goods. No odd lots purchased for sale purposes. Although there is many a day ahead of you this winter on which you will find comfort in a jacket. With us it is time to adjust stocks. Gorgeous, exclusive, artistic affairs constructed from the highest quality of kersey and mixed coatings. All fashioned in the graceful and modish three quarter lengths. New sloping sleeves and mannish cuffs. Some are very artistically trimmed on collar and cuffs. If you see the garments you cannot but agree on the ridiculously low pricedness on which they are scaled. Sale price, choice ......... $ 11.85 d lots purchased for sale $ 11.85 $16.50 Coats at $8.95. Stylish Tourist Coats in 27-inch, 31-inch and full three quarter styles. Superb productions with all the iatest details of Dame Fashion's approval. Some artistically trimmed with expensive braids and stitch ings. All sizes represented, blacks, casters browns and mixtures. Sale price, choice ^£09 CaJST of lot.................................................................................... ^&a^*9 $10.00 Coats at $4.85. Powerful price pressure is brought to bear that these garments may be sent into usefulness immediately Splendid quality, attractively appearing and made up in a perfect manner. Some in pretty tourist stvles and some in plainer tailored effects. Not a garment in the lot that isn't worth $10.00. A jm 0% ^ Sale price............................................................ WOOLGROWERS HEAVILY TAXED J. E. Bower of This County Presents an Interesting Paper at Meeting of Assessors. HOW TO DERIVE TRUE VALUES Mr. Bower Contends That Wool on the Back Should Not Figure iu Valuation of Sheep. Helena, Jan. 26.—"How to get at the correct valuation of sheep," was the question discussed at a meeting of the county commissioners, assessors, sheep men and cattlemen, representatives and senators heid this morning. There was much discussion indulged in and much valuable information obtained, especially from J. E. Bower, of the Bower Bros. Sheep company. Mr. Bower, Charles B. Power, Rep resentative Burt of Custer county and a number of others took part in the discussion. Mr. Bower maintained that the sheepmen were the heaviest taxed people in the state, as they paid taxes both directly on the valuation of their sheep and also on the buildings, cor rals and other things necessary to maintain them. "The assessment of sheep never got down to where it should be until last year," said Mr. Bower. "Everyone knows that there is the greatest of fluctuation in the sheep business. There is a wool excitement and a mutton excitement, and the same con ditions exist today as they did four years ago. Then some wool was being contracted to some extent for 20 cents a pound, and when the sheepmen fig ured on selling theirs for that price in the summer they only got between 14 and 16 cents for it. Sheep have al ways been assessed higher than they should be, and the sheepmen have al ways paid a greater amount of taxes iu proportion to their holdings than any other livestock men in the state." In speaking of the wool on the sheep's back being figured in consider ing the sheep's valuation, Mr. Bower stated that the wool on the sheep's back was already mortgaged to pay the running expenses of attending on lambing and shearing, and that the money the wool brings in is already used up. "The idea seems prevalent that sheep should be assessed at their highest valuation in the spring, be cause of the lamb which the ewe will probably have and the wool upon its back," said Mr. Bower. "Investiga tion will show you that sheepmen are the biggest borrowers in k tlie banks. There are but few sheepmen, I war rant, but have to borrow money to run them through lambing and shear ing. The expense of running sheep has increased from 25 to 50 cents a head, and there are but few sheepmen who can run them for less than $1 a head. A large portion of the sheep men of the state need a good year to pull them through. Conditions have been against them. "Another unfair thing to sheepmen is assessing the sheep in March, for every sheepman knows that the big gest losses come from March to May. Last year big bands of sheep were en tirely wiped out. There is not the profit in the sheep business that peo ple imagine. If any advance is made in the assessment of sheep, even to $2.25 a head, that would be 121 per cent. If the assessment is raised it will be unfair to sheepmen, and the industry that pays the biggest part of the taxes should not be unfairly dealt with." Mr. Bower stated that the Co-oper ative Ranch company had lost 14,000 head of sheep after March 1, when the assessment was made. He sai. the sheepman was never sure lamb until the middle of June stated that a year ago last si there was a big storm in norti Montana during the latter part May, in which every lamb born 1 perished and only those which can later were saved. He stated that no 25 per cent had been saved. Othei sections of the state suffered in othei years. Rock Creek Bench Cases Continued. On the advice of Dr. H. II. Wilson, board of health officer, the so-called Rock creek bench cases have been con tinued to Fob. 23, owing to the prev alence of smallpox in that vicinity. These cases promise to be hotly con tested, .and the local land office will be called on to decide the question whether the bench lands in that sec tion are desert in character or will produce a successful crop without irri gation. David Hilger and Rudolf von Tobel will take care of the interests of the desert entrymen, while Hun toon, Worden & Smith appear for the contestants. The cases will be tried in the court house, as a large and in terested crowd will be present. KENDALL NOTES. George V. Howard of Helena, who represents the International Corre spondence school, was in Kendall Tuesday. Lee Hilliard, the Kendall livery man, made a business trip to Lewis; town Friday. S. G. Langdoc of Maiden registered the Shaules last Saturday. J. Kelly, the well known travel ran from Helena, was taking or ■•s m this place last week, i L Mears was iu town last week ; in after his express business. iid Mrs. I. A. Cross went to ! .. . •( > n Sunday. W. i ) liekey, who has been the . est T i and Mrs. E. P. Durnell .. a w-.-k returned to his home in leleici ! hursday. lohn Oliphant, who has been laid up lor almost a week with a severe cold and grip, is out again and will go to work in a day or two. Master Kenneth King, who was quarantined with scarlet fever, has recovered and quarantine has been raised. Seymour Howell sprained his wrist early last week and will be compelled to lay off for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anderson of Highwood were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. Hershel Ayers of Great Falls, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. H. R. King, for two weeks, re turned to Great Fails Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher came up from their ranch on Plum creek Wednesday to attend the "Bobbie Burns" concert. Ed Martin and S. W. Pennock of Lewistown were in town Friday. Mike Gorman and Tom Merryfield of New Year were Kendall visitors Tuesday. Jack Nave of Deerfield spent Thurs day in the gold camp. Park Meredith of White Sulphur Springs registered at the Shaules Fri day. W. H. Smith came out from Lewis town Wednesday to attend the Burns concert. A party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Romanstad, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wei deman, James Fergus, James Sinclair and Robert Bryden, came over from the Fergus ranch to attend the Rob ert Burnes concert on Wednesday night. Wednesday, the 25th day of Janu ary, was the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, and loyal Scots in Kendall celebrated the occasion by giving a concert. A splendid program, consisting of Scotch songs, selections from Burns' works, a Highland fling and music on bagpipes was rendered. W. H. Smith of Lewistown recited several of Burns' poems in his usual pleasing style, and the solos of Mrs. Paul Smith and Mrs. John Jackson, jr., were especially well rendered. D. K. Anderson of Highwood, who is a piper, gave several selections on bag pipes and also danced the Highland fling, Mrs Robert Bryden piping for him. Mr. Anderson was in full cos tume, kilts and plaid, and with the bagpipes made a true Scot. The con cert was a decided success. Tickets to the amount of $100 were sold and about $70 was cleared. The proceeds are to be used on the new parsonage which is being built. Friday evening Miss Linn and her siter, Mrs. Lee Hilliard, entertained a company of young people at a taffy pull, after which the evening was spent at cards and "Flinch." About a dozen guests were invited. Master Elmer Nelson and his young er sister were at home to the little people of Kendall on Friday evening. The evening was spent in dancing and the little folks report a huge i Ime Friday evening several coupl * w r from Kendall to attend the ' r k >.e ,»c the Carolus ranch three mi ■? . below town, where a most enjoyabl rdng was spent.