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CITY AND STATE.
from Wednesday'« Daily. The ownership of the Great Falls street railway property and electric light plant is said to have changed hands, Mra. Marcus Daly and other financial interests being the purchas ers. Sheriff Buckley went to Box Elder this morning on business connected with his office. He will investigate the fatal shooting affray said to have taken place on the military reserva tion. It is reported that a new time eehed ule will go into effect on the Great Northern on or about March 1, but Agent Burchfield has not yet received definite information as to the nature of the charge. Martin Horan, of Highwood, and Miss Lizzie Daniels, of Willow Creek, were married yesterday at the home of the bride's parents at Willow Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Horan will reside on Highwood. John Carroll returned yesterday evening from Minneapolis, where he has been attending a business college for several months past. He will soon take a position with the Stockmen's National bank. Notice of contest against the home stead entry of James Stretch, on Sage creek, has been flled in the Great Falls land office by George W. Henry, who alleges that the entryman has not complied with the law. Testimony will betaken before Maurice C. Price on April 2d. Claud Tbrailkill was arrested yes terday on a complaint charging seduc tion, sworn out by Ellen Johnson. Thrailkill was arraigned before Jud^e Tattan.this morning and pleaded uot guilty. His bonds were fixed at $750 which he could not secure, and was taken back to jail to await his trial. The state board of pardons has ap proved the action of Governor Toole in pardoning Antoine Lopez, the half breed who was serving a ten year term lor participating in the murder of Thomas Upee, near Landusky. The convict was suffering from dropsy, and will be taken to his old home at Trinidad, Colorado. John F. Sullivan, while delivering goods yesterday, met with an accident which will confine him at his home for several days. In driving around a corner on Choteau street, the front wheel of his wagon struck the corner of the sidewalk, throwing Mr. Sulli van out. Ile received a badly sprain ed ankle and other injuries. Lewistown Democrat: One provision of the proposed road law is calculated to work uudue and unnessary hard ship, and that is the clause providin that threshing outfits should, in cross ing bridges, cover them with heavy planks. To ask sueh a thing would be a gross imposition upon the owners of threshing machines, aud to require this of them would be to inllict upon them a most burdensome obligation As a matter of fact, the bridges ot the county should be maintained in a con dition which will safely permit of th passage of the ordinary threshing en gine, and it is to be hoped that the legislature will embody in the new law such provisions as justness and fair ness require in such matters. From Thursday's Daily. Born—On Wednesday, February 18, 1903, to the wife of F. E. Stranahan, a sou. A daughter was born yesterday at the Deaconess hospital at Great Falls, to the wife of W. T. Cowan, of Box Elder. The citizens of Malta will hold public meeting next week, at which it is proposed to form a co-operative ir rigation company to develop the agri cultural resources of that locality. A private telegram from Armingtou announces the death of Mrs. F. C. Roosevelt this morning, after a Ion sickness. The deceased was a resi dent of this city in the early eighties, and had many old-time friends here to whom the news will cause sadness and regret. From Friday's Daily. Winter goods, bed rock prices. At Green Bros. Wear the M alone pants. For sale at Green Bros. Leave orders for Gait coal at oHice Of H. S. Boyle. * T. C. Power & Bro. L'td. pay hijrh est cash price for furs, pelts and hides. * E. Smith, of Helena, arrived thi morning ou business connected with the new State bank of Malta, which will open for business on March 4 Mr. Smith will be cashier of the new institution. Jas. C. Turner, of the Marias, was a welcome visitor at the county treas urer's office today. He was enrolled on the official records as the first citi zen of Choteau county to pay his taxes for the current year. Parties from the Milk river country report unfavorable range conditious in many portions of that locality. Several sheepmen have been feeding for many weeks past, and state that it is one of the longest winter seasons in their experience. Rev. C. E.Cunningham and wife left for Great Falls this afternoon. While there Mr. Cunningham will take part in the union meeting services which will be held at the M. E. church there. Before returning- Mr. and Mrs. Cun ningham will visit in Choteau with relatives. A program consisting of recitations and songs was rendered at the school house this afternoon by the teachers and scholars in commemoration of Washington's birthday. As the 22nd of February falls on Sunday the ex ercises were given today, and were largely attended by parents and citi zens. It is reported from Great Falls that Sam. H. Wood, of the Montana Co operative Ranch company ( has closed a deal with a woolen manufacturing firm at Manchester, Iowa, whose plant will be moved to a location on Sun river, about eleven miles west of Great Falls. The new enterprise will be cap italized at $100,000, and will give em ployment to about forty people. A. W. Merrifield, who returned from Helena this morning, reports a large crowd of lobbyists at the state capital in the interest of several meas ures now before the legislature. Mr. Merrifield has reason to believe that the road law recentlv agreed upon at a conference of county commissioners and others will be enactsd before the legislature adjourns, although it may be amended in a few unimportant par ticulars. The U oï Elder Tragedy. Sheriff Buckley arrived from Box Elder on the delayed train Wednesday evening, bringing with him Dan An derson who was placed in jail to await a hearing on the charge of killing W. B. Markham a few days ago. The accused admits the killing, but claims extenuating circumstances. According to the story told by An derson, there was some misunder standing between the deceased and himself, the former claiming that the cabin in which Anderson lived was built on his ( Markham's ) land. For day or so prior to the tragedy, Markham had been drinking, and when he came to the cabin he was very abusive and threatening. He was armed with a gun and a large clasp knife. Anderson was in the cabin with his wife and two small children when Markham arrived and the trouble soon commenced. It is claimed that the drunken visitor tried to assault the woman, but Anderson threw him out of the cabin, and when he returned aud renewed the attempt Anderson took up his gun and shot him through the head. The body wub soon afterwards removed from the cabin and placed outside. There were no witnesses to the shooting except Mrs. Anderson and the two small children. Anderson states that he tried to sur render himself to the authorities but was unable to discover whether the military or civil officers had jurisdic tion in the case, there being some doubt as to whether the shooting oc curred ou the Fort Assinniboiue res ervation or outside the boundary line The military authorities declined to place him under arrest, and after sev eral days' travel back anil forth he finally delivered himself to Sheriff Buckley. The cabin, it is believed, is located outside the military reserve, about twelve miles from Box Elder. The accused is an old-time resident of Montana, having been engaged freighting since the early eighties, and is said to be of a peaceable aud law abiding disposition. Letter I, ist. The following is a list of letters re maining in the postoffice at Fort Ben ton, Mont., Feb. 19, 1903: Annan, Mrs Jerry Allon, Ueorgo Brown, A II V Mrs Brockxviiy, George Dixon, Mr Dreessen, Albert Edwards, Fred Evans, Ed Flory,Roger Mitchell, Ueorge Oies il, Emil Patton, Edward ~ Paynter, .1 \V '■! Photographer W'ootee, Jose Wird Mammie Miss Whitaker, Henry E Wilberforce, Peter Gummery, Géorgie Miss Stoneman, Goorge A Johnston, M . Scott» Lelah Miss Kinner, Jack Scott, K W Mrs Persons calling for any of the above letters will please say "advertised." Geo. W. Crane, P. M. Chinese .May Attend Schools Billings , Feb. 18.—Superintendent of Schools C. S. Brother says that an examination of school laws of Mon tana revealed the fact that Chinese can not be barred from the public schools of the state. A number of young Chinamen made application to be ad mitted to the Billings schools and the superintendent referred the matter to the board. He also corresponded with several county superintendents throughout the state and learned that about forty Chinese pupils are at tending the Butte schools. Yesterday Mr. Brother examined the law aud found that section 1,120 of article 14 provides that no person of prescribed school age cau be barred from schools because of race or color. the schools because of race or color. I. CURES WHERE ALL tlSEfAILsT Cso Pit Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. In time. Sold by druggists. Parties wishing to purchase live stock will find some attractive offer ings in our advertising columus. Resolutions of Respect. Death has entered this lodge and we miss from our ranks Brother Gus. Streit. It is always a sad and melancholy service to record a vacancy occasion ed by that grim visitor and particu larly so in this instance, where our deceased brother had öarely stepped forth upon a life just seriously begun. Brother Streit was a young man, twenty-six years of age at the time of his death, and bis childhood was spent in this community. He was a bright, energetic and patriotic boy and at the first call to arm» in the late war with Spain he responded at once and served with the First Montana Regiment in the Phillipine Islands, and it was there in that far off land and in this brave service for his coun try's honor that the seeds were sown which sprung and ripened all too soon for the harvest of the dread destroyer. If our brother possessed faults and frailties we know not of them, and they are not for us now to enquire of or record, and we leave them to the dis cussion of those who have none. Vir tues he had, and for these we hold his memory sacred. Therefore, be it resolved that in the death of Brother Gus. Streit this lodge has lost a revered brother; that we sincerely regret his untimely re moval from our midst. That this res olution be spread upon the minutes of this lodge, and published in the River Press. B. L. Powers, F. E. Stranahan, Frank McDonald. Committee of Benton Lodge No. 25, A. F. & A. M. God, in his infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove from our midst Brother Gus Streit. With the sadness attendant upon the melancholy necessity of recording resolutions upon the death of a mem ber of our order, we now bow with ex traordinary sadness as Brother Gus Streit was the first member of out lodge since its organization to have the hand of Father Time laid upon him just as the sweets and possibili ties of life were beginning to unfold before him in all the resplendent vi sions of early manhood. Many member» of our lodge have, in the most kindly spirit, held him in friendly acquaintance from his baby hood days until his last and twenty sixth year, cut off, seemingly, like the breaking of the shaft of beauty, dying alone among strangers and deprived of loving caresses aud sympathy so dear to a heart about to cease beating forever, and to the mind about to bid farewell to all he held so dear: we have watched with pride his develop ment into schoolboy days, the vigor of youth, the clear cut mind, and the manifestation of his beautiful patriot ism in being among the #rst volunteers to repel the tyranny of his country's enemy, having served with honor to Iiis country and to himself in the war with Spain, not knowing to what post of duty he might be assigned, his lot fell for service with his regiment, the First Montana, in the Philippines, and while there bravely defending his country's pledges, dread disease struck him down during months of suffering. For his congenial and ever friemdly spirit we honored him. Therefore be it Resolved by this lodge now assem bled in regular session, that in the untimely calling from earth of our es teemed brother Gus Streit this lodg and our country have lost an honored member and a most patriotic aud be nevolent citizen, that we feel keenly his sad call from this lodge and from among his host of friends, and that this preamble and resolution be en tered on tiie minutes of this lodge aud printed in the Daily aud Weekly is sues of the River Press. Theodore E. Danielson II. J. Wackerlin ( has. H. Boyle Committee Benton Lodge No. 59, I. O. O. F. To F.ncourage Co-Operative Irrigation. Helena Record. It is known that (iOO.OOO acres of land have been reclaimed in Montana in the last ten years under the state laws This is more than have been reclaimed in Wyoming under the laws in that state, aud the good work is going on in Moutaua. Co-operation is the groat inducement in this direction, aud it is by co-operation that the extensive irrigation works in Montana have be.m achieved. Fifty farmers who have taken up land in Choteau county have just or ganized a co-operative company to it 1 rigate their holdings. They need no slate engineering board and uothin beyond what is contained in the pres ent state aud federal laws. This co operative organization will build ditch forty live miles long from Sun river, and the work will cost 8150,000 The work of building tins ditch will be done by the farmers whose lands are to be irrigated, and they will enjoy th benefits of the work. The lands in the district to be re claimed have all been located, and the settlers will receive the benefits of the canals aud ditches that are to be built by themselves. There is nothing in the present laws that prevents the farmers from irriga ting their own lands, and there is no expense of state boards to be added to the cost. This is a sound argument against the passage of any bill which will place this matter in the bands of a state board, which will cost the peo ple of Montana at least $20,000 a year. If the Itaby is Cutting Teeth, Be sure and nee that old and well-tried remedy, Mus. W inslow's S ootuing S ykup , for children teething. It soothes the child, soltens the giime, allays all p&in, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty five cents a bottle. Cream and Milk. Cream and milk for sale. Apply to MRS. CHAS. ROWE, Fort Benton. Stallions For Sale. I have five head of full blood stallions for sale, all pedigreed; four Percheron and one English Stiire; all will be two year olds in the spring. Also on- Clyde stallion, aue seven vears. These ptiillions can be seen at my livery stable in Fort Benton. O'SCAR JOHNSTON. Employment Office. Fort Benton employment office will furnish all kinds of l.elp on short notice Telephone lfi-B. House for Sale. A n'w four roomed house on upper Main street for suie cheap. For particulars address WM. MORRISON, Fort Benton, Mont. Gasoline Engine forSale. A four horse-power gasoline engine, nearly new and in good condition. Suitableforworking irrigation pump or other machinery. For partic ulars apply to the River Press. Notice. All persons having claims against the county of Choteau for the quarter ending February 28, lit03, must file tlie same, properly sworn to, with the clerk of the board ot county commissioners on or before the first Monday in March, (March a, 11103), or said claims will not be considered at the Maich meeting of the board. Bills for services rendered or materials furnished after Febril ry ÜH will not be considered at said meet ' ag by order of the board of county commissioners. E. FRANK SAYRE, Clerk of the board. Fort Benton, Febrnary 17, 11102. Teachers' Examination. The next regular examination of applicants for te achers' certificates will be held in the office of the county superintendent, in the court house at Fort B' nton, Mont., on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, 1903, beginning at 8:30 a. m. MAY G. FL iNAGAN, Co. Supt. of Schools. Ranch for Sale. A good hay and catt'e ranch situated sixteen miles southwest from Fort Benton, on the Mis souri river; thirty five acres broken. Also farm ing implements and household goods. Address CIIAS. CRISP, Fort Benton, Mont. Hereford Bulls for Sale. All the bulls belonging to the Baker herd of cattle will be sold cheap, as 1 wish to change. All old hulls were shipped last fall. Address T. P. STRODE, Whitlash, Mont. Hereford Bulls for Sale. One yearling and one two year-old thnr ugli br.'d Hereford bulls; also six bulls, nearly full blood Hereforda for sale. Can be seen at my Lost Lake ranch south of Fort Benton. j. O. PATTERSON, Fort Benton, Mont. Bulls for Sale. Pure bred registered Aberdeen Angus bulls Also one high grade Angus bull, an extra good individual. II. A. BARTLETT, Box Elder, Mont. Stallions and Horses. i have constantly on my horse and cattle ranch near Chinook, Moiit., a number of A-l stallions and horses for sale. Stallions are Clydes and Percheron, weight from 1,400 to 2,000 lbs. Horses can be bought by team, car load, or bunch lots. Time given on good notes. Address GEO. E. ROSS, Box 136, Chinook, Montana. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Rebecca J. Smith, deceased Notice is hereby «riven by the undersigned, executrix of the usta'e of Itebecca J. Smith de ceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers within four months after the llrst publication of this notice, to the said executrix at Pacific Hotel, Fort lien ton, in the county of Oh« teau. LYDIA A. CULBERTSON, Executrix of estate of Rebecca J. Smith, de ceased . Dated Feb. 5th, 11)0:5. First publication Feb 5th, 1U03. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Roseltlw Adela Thompson, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, ad ministrator of the estate of Roseltha Adelia Thompson deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator at the office of the Clerk of the District Court, Kort Benton, Montana. CHARLES THOMPSON, Administrator of the Estate of Roseltha Adelia f Thompson, deceased. Dated January 27th, First publication .Jan. .11, 1!>03 Citation. In the District Court of the Twelfth Judicial District of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Choteau. In the matter of the estate of «John Lepley, de ceased. The state of Montana to Charles Lepley, Jr., William Leplev, Amelia Mayn. Carrie Heitman, Clara Manger, nee Lepley, Emma Mayn, nee Lepley, Ilenry Keiser, Emil Reiser, C«e< rge Rei ser, Charles Keiser, William Keiser, Elizabeth Ileal, nee Keiser, greeting— You, and each of you, are hereby cited to be and appear before this HonoraMe Court on the 9th day of April, 1!J0S, at at. 10 o'clock a m , at the court room thereof, in F«rt Benton, Mon tana, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why th" second annual Account of the trus tees under the residuary clause of the will of said John Lepley, deceased, this day ren<'eied in this court, should riot be allowed. —Witness the Honorable J - hn W. Tat l I tan, Judge of sa:d Court, this 17th day ) >EAli> * of Januar* , 1Ü03. —VllAS. 11. BOYLE, Clerk of said Court. By U.R. c i* lue UTs ox, Deputy. H. S. BOYLE CONTRACTOR and BUILDER Brick and Stone Work, Plaster ing, Painting and Paper Hanging, Etc. Estimates furnished on application for all kinds of work. ' FRONT ST., - FORT BENTON Telephone lö B. T. C. Power & Bro. (LIMITED). OUR CUSTOMERS have sent in the following lists of Live Stock which they wish to sell* Write us and we will give you their names and addresed. No. 1—2,400 Ewes straight twos, large frame, heavy shearers, bred to fine bucks. Delivery April 1st $4.50 No. 2—2,500 Ewes twos, threes and fours Merino Shropshire cross, large frame, good shearers, bred to Shrop-Merino grade bucks. Delivery April 1st to 20th $4.15 50 Grade Bucks ä .oo No. 3 2,100 Ewes—750 twos, 1,000 threes and fours $4.25 350 fives and sixes 3.75 , All in good shape, bred to Rambouillet bucks. Delivery April 1st. No. 4—4,500 Ewes mostly twos and threes with few fours Ram bouillet grade, large frame, good shearers. Delivery April 1st , v $^.75 3,000 coming yearlings, mixed, out of Cunningham bucks. Delivery April 1st $3.10 No. 5—1,600 yearling ewes, good shearers. Delivery April 1st v $3.25 No. 6—2,700 yearlings mixed for delivery Oct. 1st, 1903 $2.50 No. 7—Six four-year-old geldings, will weigh 1,200 pounds un broke $60.00 Four high grade Hereford Bulls two-year-olds 65 00 No. 8—60 yearling steers, been fed all winter $25.00 Two 2-year-old steers, been fed all winter 32.50 40 yearling heifers, been fed all winter 22.00 Five Bulls, Hereford and Angus 50.00 Five 3-year-old Mares 40.00 Cne Hambletonian Stallion, Std Bred Rgtd, good breeder, weight 1,300 pounds $250.00 Cattle are all Hereford and Angus. No. 9—16 2-year-old steers, been fed all winter $32.00 Nine 3-year-old steers, been fed all winter 40.00 One Hereford Bull, three years old 40.00 One Durham and P-Angus, four years old 35.00 No. 10—1,800 Ewes coming twos, bred to thoroughbred Ram bouillet bucks. Ewes are well bred of delaine stock.. .$3.75 500 yearlings mixed out of Rambouillet rama. Delivery March 1st $2.75 We have a buyer for high-grade Durham bulls. Who has them for sale? Remember, our commission is one-fifth of one per cent., or two mills on the dollar, only. All we ask is enough to cover expenses* Don't forget that we incidentally sell mer chandise of every description, and are prepared to fill orders regardless of their size If you want to buy live stock or anything else, write us. WE SELL EVERYTHING. T. C. POWER & BRO. (LIMITED). j 1*5 w last« Wkss#»? « III JijjuiiasBB ■mm ?Jr- * t «-• r; » by?. ^ f . é ^-TANNERY IJllNNEABOUSliMlblN. The RIVER PRESS •/ (Weekly Edition) PRINTS ALL THE NEWS. S2LOO A YEAR Riyer Press Pnb. Co., Fort Benton, Mont.