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CITY AND STATE.
Trom Sr.tnrday 'g Dally. Mr. aud Mrs. D. G. Lockwood have moved into their new and handsome residence on the corner of St. John and Franklin streets. The Lewistown Argus estimates that the Fergus county sheep interests mar keted a wool and mutton product this year that amounted to $1,350,000 in value. The reports of the national banks in Montana, which were made at the call of the comptroller about three weeks ago, show total deposits of $16,294,588. A postoffice bulletin announces that a new office has been established in the Marias country, with W. G, Peters as postmaster. The office will be named Peters. The annual fair and supper which was given by the King's Daughters last Thursday evening, was a success ful affair financially. The receipts amounted to about $100. The government sheep inspector who covered Northern Pacific territory be tween Billings and Missoula, reports that he inspected 240,000 head during the shipping season just closed. It is reported that Rev. H. E. Rob bins, of this city, has received an in vitation to take charge of St. Mark's Episcopal church in Anaconda. Re has not yet decided to accept or de cline the offer. D. G. Browne, who has just re turned from a trip to Chicago, report; that he met Judge Dudley DuBose while in that city. The judge has val uable mining interests at Nome, Alaska, and will return to that camp in the spring. A soup kitchen for the poor is thi latest feature in Butte. It is an ad junct of the Paul Clark home and the consomme will be ladled out between 10 a. ib . and 2 p. in. daily. There is a large warm room at the home, wi4h tables and seats, where the poor may take their soup, sit down and eat drink in comfort. Many bring tin buckets to be filled, and these they take back to their hungry families According to the Billings Gazette, the Rysham Cattle company, whose herds are on the Crow Indian reserva tisn, is doing something out of the usual in the range cattle business at this particular time. It started out a few days ago to make a roundup in the countryeast of the Big Horn, the roundup being occasioned by reason of a big offer received by the company for a certain class of cattle delivered about the beginning of the new year at Omaha. Great Falls Leader: The town of Pondera, on the Great Falls & Cana da line is a city upon wheels and yes terday morning began moving west to the new town of Pondera, or Conrad upon the broadened gauge of the new road. It is 4,000 feet from the present town to the new one, and Mr. Krau saloon annex to his hotel yesterday began the wearisome journey without stopping business. The hotel of Mi Kraus will start next aud the severa mercantile stores are oiling up tliei wheels preparatory to the journey. From Monday's Daily. It is announced from Browning that C.J. Schmitt and Miss Clara Hens berger., formerly of this city, will be married on January 7. The Silver Bow couuty taxpayer find that the care of the poor is a larg expense this year, owing to the nua: bei* of unemployed. The total cost last month was over $4,t>00. The local .health authorities have been notified of another case of small pox on High.wood, C. H. Riffenberg, father of the former patients, being a victim of the disease. The death of the widow of the late President Grant is in the nature of a family bereavement to Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Sharp, of this city, Mrs. Grant being a sister of Mrs. Sharp, Sr. Montana stockmen are advised from Chicago that the beef market was ilooded with receipts the past week, the arrivals being the largest in over ten years. Prices have dropped about $1.00 per ewt , and many shippers were heavy losers. A iarge number of our citizens took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday and enjoyed î hem selves cut ter riding. This is the first sleighing of the winter and several sleigh loads of young folks drove iß from Teton and other nearby places. Bert Schwaig, who was arrested at Havre Saturday on a charge of grand larceny, waived his preliminary hear ing in Justice Meili's court, and was brought up by Constable Chestnut and lodged in the county jail. His case will be heard in the district court. In view of the number of smallpox cases in the vicinity of Cascade, the board of health has prohibited the nolding of dances, church services, or meetings of any kind. The order has not been extended to the public schools as yet, but if the disease should develop any further these will be closed until the threatened epidemic has passed over. It is reported that C. M. Webster, collector of customs for this district, has devised a method of keeping the wandering Crees from afilicting the people of northern Montana. He will charge them with bringing horses across the line without paying duty, and if the latter is not forthcoming the animals may be confiscated. The Crees themselves, it is believed, are ubject to the immigration laws, and might be excluded as undesirable per sons. Prom Tuesday's Dally. Chas. Crepeau left for Square Butte today where he will put in two bridges for the county. Distress after eating, belching, and nausea between meals are symptoms of dyspepsia, which Hood's Sarsa parilla always cures. Sam Herron, a former resident of Choteau county who has spent the past six years in Alaska, is visiting with friends at Havre. The members of the Big Sandy lodge of the A, O. U. W. are making prepa rations for what they intend to be the grand ball of the season. It will be given on New Year's Eve, andelabor ate arrangements are being made to insure a great success. A party of local capitalists and prospectors drove out to the Thrail kill coal mines this morning with the intention of locating several claims. If the coal mines are as they are rep resented they will endeavor to or nize a itock company and do consid erable development work in the near future. The report of the superintendent of the Montana soldiers' home at Colum bia Falls, states that during the past two years there had been twenty-three deaths at the home, and that during that time the average number of in mates had been forty-sis. At the present time there are fifty-two inmates at the home. It is reported that a herder em ployed by a sheepmau aa the Teton had a very unpleasant experience last week. While out on the range with his sheep during the recent storm he lost his bearings, and when discov ered by a searching party he had been out three days and nights, during which he suffered considerably from cold and exposure. It is reported from Claoteau that the board of commissioners has appoint ed Miss Acton as school superinten dent of Teton county, in defiance of the opinion of the attorney general's office to the effect that Mrs. Chenoweth, the present incumbent, is entitled to that position until her successor is "elected aud qualified." Miss Acton was a candidate for the office at the recent election, and there was a tie vote between herself and her demo cratic opponent, Mrs. Brown. THE STOCKMEN'S HARVEST. Conditions Thi'- "«ear Were Favorable to Montana Cattic Industry Iff*] eu a Independent. VV. G. Conrad, the well known Great Falls banker and northern Mon tana stockman, stated last night that it was evident that Montana cattlemen would not reap the rich harvest from eastern markets next fall that they did last season, and that the stock men would be compelled to accept lower prices for their shipments as a result of the greater supply that will be in evidence. Mr. Conrad does not, however, expect that the supply will be sufficiently great to bring the mar ket price below what the stockman will be satisfied to accept. "Last year's prices are not to be taken as a basis," said Mr. Conrad at the Helena last night. "These prices were the highest ever paid on the'Chicago market aud were due al most entirely to the corn shortage in the middle western states. This corn shortage prevented cattle in these states from being fattened, and instead of rushing their poor stock on the market the owners were wise enough to keep them and take a chance ou a corn supply for this year. Mean while, Montana cattlemen, who had their stock in most excellent condi tion, shipped and received record breaking prices. "This year's corn crop is good in the middle western states and the own ers of cattle in tiiat section are now fattening their stock and putting it on the market. This will, of course, con tinue for some time, aud when Mon tana men are again readv to ship next fall, last fall's beef scarcity will not exÎÈt. However, I do not anticipate a decline in prices that will in any way embarrass Montana shippers." Missoula Man Mussing. MISSOULA, Dec. 12.—It is believed that John Palladin, a stonemason. who has resided here for several years, has been murdered and his body thrown into the Missoula river. Palladin, who is a married man with a family, disappeared from his home last Friday. His friends have been searching for him several days, but have been unable to get any clew to his whereabouts. At the time he left home he had between $40 and $45 on his person. His movements have been traced for several hours after he left his own house. It is known that he visited a saloon ou Front street and that he left there, but beyond this the searchers have been unable to proceed. FACTS ABOUT MONTANA. Commissioner Ferguson's Report Gives Some Interesting Statistics. Advance sheets from the biennial report of the bureau of agriculture, labor aud industry have been sent out from Commissioner J. A. Ferguson's office, these forming that part of the report devoted to a brief history of the state and the opportunities held out to the homeseeker, and facts con cerning the lands of the state. Of Montana's approximate 94,000,000 acres, the report says 26,000,000 are classed as mountain lands, 30,000,000 as farming lands and 38,000,000 as graniug lands. The main range of the Rocky mountains has an average width of 180 miles and the peaks vary from ti.000 to 12,000 feet above the sea level. The distance from east to west across the state varies from 400 miles to 540 miles aud north aud south is about 275 miles. The mighty Missou ri llows for nearly 1,000 miles on Montana soil, aud the Yellowstone, navigable for 450 miles, lies wholly within its borders, la the valleys of the western slope gather the waters that unite to form the great Colum bia river. The population as given by the twelfth census for 1900 was 243,329. From a careful estimate based upon the school census and the list of reg istered voters the present population is placed at not less than 265,000. The reports says that the land re turned for taxation this year in the various counties of Montana had au aggregate area of 10,542,536 acres, this representing the amount to which title has passed from the government. The taxable land holdings are returned iu the several counties as follows: A ct Beaverhead 284,795 Broadwater 207,314 Carbon 65,523 Cascade 650,279 C'holeau 257,24" Custer 084,242 Dawson 645,06: Deer Lodge 83,432 Fergus 744,133 Flathead 679,483 Gallatin 489,320 Granite 113,823 Jefferson 211,936 Lewis & Clarke.. Madison Meagher 447,497 382,792 623,083 Missoula 816,793 Park Powell Ravalli Rosebud Silver Bow Sweet Grass Teton Valley Yellowstone 386,359 . 403,12c 266,353 413,914 86,996 . 528,047 . 224,529 10,414 . 836,04 10,542,536 Sheriffs' Hill Disallowed. ha The statu board of examiners come to the conclusion that the pense of transporting convicts to the penitentiary should be borne from the counties in which they were sentenced Bills to the amount of $14,000, pr seuted to the board by the sheriffs of various counties, have been disap proved, and the matter will be pre seuted to the legislature in due course It has been contended that the state should not pay the cost of transportai prisoners from the counties to the pen itentiary, and it is signified that the legislature never included this item in its appropriations from term to term Those who oppose the system poin out the fact that when patient: taken to the asylum for the insan children to the orphanage or th form school, the bills are never sent to the state, but to the counties from which they are taken. The opponent of the system are therefore at a loss to see why the state should pay the cost of transportation for tin' convicts alone, if it should pay the bill for one it should pay for all, they argue. But it has been the custom of the sheriffs to regularly render their bills to the state board of examiners. There being no appropriation out of which the bills can be paid, they must re main on the files of the board until the next session of the legislature, when they are included iu the list of deficiency bills. Heretofore, the claims have been approved by the board and paid by the legislature, but this time it is to be different, aud if the legisla ture pays the bills it will do so in spite of the fact that the state board has endorsed each of the claims "dis approved. ' ! ' drug store. liutte Murderer Sentenced li.UTTK, Dec. 15.—Charles Lennox was sentenced to be hanged here to day for the murder of James Wil liams at Silver Bow Junction in this county last spring. Lennox and James Martin were jointly accused of the crime. There is considerable sur prise at the sentence, as Lennox turned state's evidence against Mar tin iu the trial and it was thought he would get a light sentence in conse quence. The dale of Lennox's execu tion has not been set. Martin has not yet been sentenced. Foil« a Deadly Attack. "My wife was so ill that good phy sicians were unable to help her," writes M. M. Austin, of Winchester, Ind.. "but was completely cured by Dr. King's New Life Pills." They ! work wonders in stomach and liver i troubles. Cure constipation, sick headache. 25c at D. G. Lockwood's AMONG OLK NEIGHBORS. Grist of Items Gathered From Northern Montana Exchanges. Dupuyer Acantha: In the ejectment suit of the United States against J. H. Boucher, involving land in the St. Mary's lake country, the jury failed to agree after being out all night, and was discharged by Judge Knowles. It stood ten to two in favor of the plain tiff. Havre Plaindealer: One of the largest improved real estate deals that has taken place in Havre for some time was consumated this week through F. A. Carnal, when as the agent of Geo. Hannah, he sold his hotel prop erty opposite the Great Northern shops to Max Jordan, of this city, for a consideration of $5,000. Culbertson Searchlight: While the Diamond and Star ranch hands were attempting to drive their cattle acros the Missouri river to better grazing on the south side yesterday, fifteen head broke through the ice iuto the drink. They were lassoed and drag ged out, after which the attempt to get across with them was abandoned until later. Glasgow Review: Last Friday morning as Thos. E. Bowden, a ranch er on the south side of the Missouri river, was digging coal, a large piece of dirt fell on him, breaking his right leg above the knee and covering him up above the waist. Geo. Chapinwas with him and soon got him out. If he had been alone he would have soon frozen to death, as the thermometer was 13 below zero. Havre Press: A part of the Crees in quarantine will be released in two or three dtiys, when their camps will be thoroughly fumigated. The others will be released as fast as the work of fumigation can be done. The authori ties have handled the matter success fully so far, aud if the burden of car for the Crees can be placed upon the uatioual government, where it be longs, the people of the couuty are to be congratulated. Dupuyer Acantha: John Zewatke, who formerly worked for ranchers in this section, has been convicted of manslaughter at Kalispell. He was involved in a dispute with a man who secured a lease to some railroad land that Zewatke had already settled upou, and shot him with a revolver. His plea was self-defense, but the jury ignored his construction of the affair and some of them were in favor of a verdict of murder in the first degree. Havre Plaindealer: For the first time since the Havre shops were opened all the pits are full, ten engines being given the necessary repairs. During the winter 200 men will be em ployed at all times and when the total number of men employed reaches 250, the shops will be operated to their fullest capacity. While nothing has been publicly announced regarding the company's plans for the installa tion of car shops here it is regarded as almost a foregone conclusion that the Great Northern will build larjie car shops here iu the future. Lewistown Argus: The Morris Sloan ranch, consisting of 1,200 acres of title laud on Beaver creek and comprising one of the most desirable farm ranches in the county, was sold last week to ,1. C. Flook of Garden City, Mo., for $10,500, the transaction being negotiated by Cook iV Hi I The deal included merely the real täte, the personal property being ex empt. George Flook, son of the tlemau who purchased the place, move with his family from Missouri iu the spring aud occupy the ranch, his present intention being to make specialty of raising blooded stock. Narrowly Escaped Death. K alis I'KJ .l , Dec. 12. —w. Schrocd er, a Kalispell butcher, is at the hos pital suffcriug injuries received in i peculiar manner. Schroeder and i man had been to Browning buying cattle, and were returning home, rid ing horseback, traveling on the rail road track on account of the deep snow. When they were in a snowshed near Cut Bank a freight train came along and caught them in the shed. Schroeder's companion jumped and escaped without injury but his horse was killed. The train struck Schroed er and his horse killing the latter and severely injuring Schroeder. His J was broken, hin back hurt and he t eeived a »ealp wound. Silver Mow Election Contests. lii 'tte, Dec. 13.—More election contests were filed today in the dis trict court. If their contestants have their way about it the investigation iuto the late election in this county will be taken out of the hands of ttie district court aud taken direct to the legislature. M. P. Gilchrist filed a [ contest against Daniel Tewev, the fu i siou candidate for state senator. I George R. Brown, foe himself and the other eleven democratic candidates for the legislature, filed a contest ! airaiu ^t the entire fusion legislative ) ticket. The court is asked to appoint two justices of the peace to take such I testimony as may be given and to J cause the testimony to be returned to the clerk of the court, and by him for warded to the legislature when asked j for bv the committee on elections. IT \0H ml w WZ. M ■KHB ■■Qua gwap^fj FREE "ST»/ jff W 2 •Ii» n« .trU», 4M BY USING Lion Coffee 1 returning - the Lion heads, cut from the .ekages, to Woolson Spice Co., Toledo, O., : m c et a fine assortment of valuable presents go c£ Ccst—there is no advertising of any " on them. State Treasurer's Report. Helena , Dec. 11.—The biennial re port of State Treasurer Barret for the fiscal years 1901 and 1902 was present ed to Governor Toole today. The re port is quite voluminous, giviug a large amount of data and statistics respecting the receipts and disburse ments of the office for the two years. The treasurer comments favorably upon the improved condition of state finances. The report gives the receipts for the past two years, as follows: 1901, $1, 343,846.25; 1902, $1,454,932.14. The disbursements for 1901 were $1,303, 9.04, and for 1902, $1,412,894. The state treasurer decided today to issue a call for general fund warrants. The treasurer will pay, upon Decem ber 15, all general fund warrants reg istered up to June 19 last. This call will involve the expenditure of $110, 000. Fergus Sheepmen Protest. Lewistown , Dec. 11.— Many com plaints are filed with David Hilger, sheep commissioner of Fergus county, by sheepmen along the southern bord ers of the couuty, against the owners of roving bands of sheep, which are driven iu from the southern and east ern counties aud even from Wyoming, upon the unfenced lands of Fergus county ranchers. The local men have scrip location titles to the laud and have the re course of au action for trespass against the moving llockmasters, but this does not afford sufficient protec tion owing to their frequently being resideuts of other stales. They have suggested that if a law were passed making the herder of the llock crimin ally liable when he allows his llock to remain more than a reasonable length of time at auy one place while grazing, the abuse could be stopped. Mr. Ililger, who is the representa tive elect from this county, has the matter under consideration. Helena News Notes. H elena , Dec. 13. —Gov. Toole to day pardoned Edward Burliuyame. Burliogame was convicted in 1898 in Gallatin county of burglary and sen tenced to serve ten years in the peni tentiary. At that time he was only 18 years old. The pardon is granted on account of his youth and also iu con sideration of a promise made by him that he will go back to his home in Wisconsin and live with his parents. Judge Knowles in the United States court today issued an order directing United States Marshal Lloyd to re move to North Dakota, James Burke aud Luuis Peterson. Tho .se are the men arrested at Kalispell, charged with robbing t.he postoffice at Gales burg, N. I).. of $150 worth of stamps. Work on the Lewistown extension of the Montana railroad is progress ing rapidly, and accordfng to the views of Vice President R. A. Harlow, unless something unforeseen occurs, trains will be running into Lewistown by the first of next July. Sixty teams are employed on the extension, aud two miles of the heavy work out of llarlov.ton has already been com pleted. While the weather has been freezing, it has not caused suspension of work. A Mutton l-eeding Experiment. B illings, 1) c . 15.-—The Billings Brewing company is experimenting with a side line industry which gives promise of being a paying one. The manager bought recently 500 old ewes, which he is having ted on the refuse malt left after brewing. The siieep have been on this food for only nine days, and the result is apparent already in the improved appearance of the sheep. It is intended to keep them on this feed for (i0 days, when it is expected that they will be ready to Kill for good fat mutton. They were purchased at $1.45 a head, aud will readily bring $3 in the local market when fat, so that the promise of a good profit is assured. The sheep are fed every morning on malt, which is heated by steam and mixed with "sprouts," a product of the maltiug process, the barley from which the malt is made being first made to sprout by artificial heat, before it is kiln dried. In the evening they are fed with a ration of two pounds of alfalfa. All who use Atomizers in treating nasal catarrh will get the best result from Ely's Liquid Cream Balm. Price, including spraying tube, 75 cts. Sold by druggists or mailed by Ely Bros., 56 Warren St., N. Y. New Orleans, Sept. 1, 1901. Messrs. Ely Bros.:—I sold two bot tles of your Liquid Cream Balm to a customer, Win. Lamberton, 1415 Delà chaise St., New Orleans; he has used the two bottles, giving him wonderful and most satisfactory results. Geo . W. Mcduff , Pharmacist. Christmas Candies... Sec our fancy packages of Funk's Chocolate Bon Bons,, before pur chasing vour Christmas candies. Handmade Chocolates .lust received a large supply, as sorted flavors. All our candies are guaranteed to be strictly pure. EäT Mail orders promptly filled. D. G. L0CKW00D, Druggist : and : Pharmacist, FORT B ION TON. MONT. »Ä50«V? 5Un hay-fever W Nasal CATARRH In all its stages. 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