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CITY AND STATE.
From Sâtatday'c Dally. A pleasant dancing party was civen at the Pacific hotel last evening' by the Misses Culbertson to a number of their friends. A dispatch from Big Timber reports a deal in stock cattle at that point at $30 per head, most of the outfit con sisting of three-year-old steers. It is reported from Havre that the working day in the railroad shops has beeo reduced from ten to nine hours. rT . l . „ , The change is said to affect about 22o | men. A prairie fire on the Shookin last evening destroyed about a section of grazing land for Col. J. H. Rice and swept over a small strip belonging to Malcolm Morrow. Several mutton shipments that were to have been made from this vicinity the past week are awaiting the arrival of the necessary cars. This is a repe tition of the experience of former sea sons. John Walker, a county patient who has been sick at St. Clare hospital for some time past, died yesterday and was buried this morning. He had no relatives in this part of ihr: country, so far as known John Shepherd, son of Newton Shepherd, of Lower Highwood, died at the home of his parents yesterday after a long illness from consumption. The remains were brought in this af ternoon aud buried in Riverside cem etery . Jesse Bright of Highwood, who is among the visitors in town today, in forms us that some of the benchland farmers in that vicinity have raised good grain crops this season. The rainfall has been heavier than the av erage of former years. Julius Falk an old time resident of this city, and son Harry, arrived in the city yesterday from Lewis county, Mo. Mr. Falk is on his way to Great Falls to investigate the cause of death of his son Albert, who died in that city several months ago. Two hoboes of the genuine type were about the hotels and saloons last evening, making a talk for some thing to eat and drink. They were tough looking and broke, and on sev eral occasions offered a bartender a jack-knife for two drinks. According to a story told by the Culbevtson Searchlight, there was a battle between Indian police and a band of horse thieves on the Fort Peck reservation last week. It is re ported that two of the outlaws were killed, but no definite particulars of the affair have been received. A jury iu the district court of Cas cade county has given a verdict for $8,000 to Clifton E. Walker in a dam age suit against the estate of C. W. Spaulding, the latter now being in the insane asylum. The suit was the out come of a shooting scrape near Cas cade about four .months ago, in which both Walker aud Spaulding were seriously wounded, the plaintiff asking damages to the amount of £25,000. From Monday's Daily. Several large bags of dacks were the result of yesterday's hunt at Har vvood's lake by a number of "local hunters. The best that money cau buy should be your aim in choosing a medicine, and this is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It cures when others fail. H. J. Thaxter returned this morning from Chicago where he went with a trainload of stock. He went out to his home at highwood today. In Saturday's races at the Flathead county fair, the final heat in the pacing event was won by Dr. Crutch er's horse Inferna, in the good time of 2:21. Jack Flynn was arrested at Chinook last week on a charge of horse steal ing. He will have a preliminary hear ing before Justice Frey on Saturday, October 24. Frank McDonald departed this af ternoon for Helena, where he will at tend the Grand Lodge meeting of the I. O. O. F., as a delegate from this lodge. The meeting convenes tomor row. D. G. Lockwood, who went hunting Saturday and succeeded in killing five ducks, is now looking for the party who ate them. D. G. says they disap peared from his back porch while he was taking his horse to the stable. It is reported that Spencer Bros., of the Northwest territory, will make a beef shipment to Chicago the coming week. They expect to find it more profitable to pay duty on the shipment than to sell it iu the Canadian market. It is reported from Havre that the Canadian customs authorities have seized an outfit of about 150 head of cattle owned by J. A. Mitchell, aud are holding them for double duty, to the amount of some $1,180. The own er of the cattle claims they accident ally strayed across the boundary line, and has engaged an attorney to bring the matter before the Canadian offi cials. According to the Great Falls Tri bune, an investigation of affairs on the Blackfeet reservation has been de manded by Miss Helen Clark and others, who have sent some sensation al affidavits to the department at Washington. Serious charge» are made against Agent Monteath and other reservation officials, and it is probable the desired investigation will be ordered. Advices from Lewistown report that the Montana railroad is within three miles of that city, and will be com pleted by the end of the present month. Some new towns have been established along the road, one of the most prom ising being a place named Moore, about eighteen miles southwest of T . . . m i i Lewistown where the railroad leaves ^...... _ u • .i_ a the Judith river, which is said to be the center of a yood farming district. Another new town called Glengarry is located about eight miles from Lewis ' «. w u. Julius Falk, who was here last week, has notifi-d the Cascade county au iurities that he has reason to be ■ lev« his son, Aib-.'i-t Falk, died in ' • ■■■■at Falls la>t March from the effects ni poison Tlie deceased is said to ii ive been suffering from an attack of diphtheria when the poison was ad ministered by either his wife or his mother in-law, aud the Cascade county c.•'■nner has ordered the remains to ■I ■ exhumed aud an investigation made. Mr. FaU states that the widow of Iiis s ü, whn is now in Missouri, intimât • d that the deceased came to his death :>> poison, aud upon this information " a: cants have been is-tied for the ar- -t of the widow am. uer mother, Mrs. liaana Hall. • ru'.n Tuesday's baity. Two carloads of hordes for sale. In quire of John H. Green. * Gordon & Ferguson's guaranteed f ir coats at lowest prices, at Green Bros. * Goid Seal overshoes and rubbers are the best made. Wa sell 'em. Green Bros. * It is reported from Cut Bank that a man who had been arrested by Deputy Sheriff Pettigrew was shot dead by the latter while trying to escape. Two trainloads of cattle from North west Territory, which have been ship ped over the Great Northern to the Chicago market, are said to have paid customs duties to the amount of $7,109, or an average of about#S.25 per head. Fred Humphrey has received ten boxes of apples from the Glen White ranch in Whitman county, Wash. The apples were sent by Mary F. White, mother of Mrs. Fred Hum phrey, and are an excellent variety of that fruit. C. W. Swearingen, who was recently appointed city engineer of Havre, is a visitor in town today. Me is mak ing copies of the official plat of the Havre townsite, preparatory to com mencing work contemplated by the municipal authorities. The Glendive Review is authority for the statement that Pierre Wibaux, the big eastern Montana ca'.tleman, proposes to engage in the sheep busi ness He recently bought 2ti,000 acres of land from the Northern Pacific railroad, which he may use for that purpose. A sensatioual story sent out from Helena says unknown parties have threatened to dynamite the Great Northern track unless the company submits to blackmail to the amount of $3O,U00. Tlie railroad officials, how ever, deny that any such threats have been made. Wyley Jovner was brought up from Malta yesterday and is now at St. Clare hospital suffering from blood poison. Mr. Joyner was employed on the ranch of B. D. Phillips near Mal ta, and about ten days ago accidently stepped on a nail. His foot is now in a critical condition. It was supposed that the railroads had decided to continue the practice of givintr return passes to men in charge of livestock shipments: but a dispatch from Chicago says the execu tive officers of western roads held a meeting last week, at which it was agreed to cut off the passes next year. It is reported from Culbertson that Frank S. King, a Big Muddy rancher, has abandoned his ranch, which is near the Canadian line, and left with his father for Dakota. His reason for going is that he has been the vic tim of a gang of outlaws and horse thieves operating along the Canadian line, who, he says, kidnapped him, and he is afraid to remain in the com munity. Edson's Dramatic company drew a large crowd at Green's opera house last night. The company was billed for two nights in this city, but several of the performers, who during their trip through the Dakotas, where prohibi tion reigns, became exceedingly dry, and upon arriving here began soak ing up 5-cent beer. As a result when the time arrived for their appearance on the stage, the "heavy end" was loaded. The large audience was en tertained for a short time with a few old jokes and farces, after which they were pleasingly thanked for their lib eral patronag. The company left this morning for Butte to recruit up. A l<«ve Lettfr. Would notinterestyou if you're look ing for a guaranteed Salve for Sores, Burns or Piles. Otto Dodd, of Pon der, Mo., writes: ''I suffered with an ugly sore for a year, but a box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured me. It's the best Salve on earth. 25c at D. G. Loekwood's drug store. AMONG OUR NEIGUBORS. Grist of Items Gathered From Northern Montana Exchanges. Chinook Opinion: The Bear Paw Pool finished this season's work yes terday, when 15 cars of beef were loaded out for the Chicago market, and the roundup disbanded for the year. Glasgow Review: The lower Milk river stockmen met with a very poor market in Chicago last week. Armour Broom topped the Nashua shipment receiving $3.85 for his steers. The balance averaged about $3 50. Shelby Independent: On Monday H. G. Wilks, night operator at Mid vale, through counsel, pleaded guilty to selling elk meat. He was fined $25 and $11.70 costs. Deputy Game Warden J. H. Boucher prosecuted the case. Shelby Independent: J. T. Berthe lote shipped 14U0, Perkins & Ware ham (300, and Thos. Murray about 300 head of sheep to the Chicago market last Friday. Mr. Murray aud family have gone east, where they will reside. Wolf <fc Aiken have leased their ranch near Whitlash. Chinook Opinion: B. G. Olson is in town this week superintending the manufacture and sale of his patent gate, which by the way is meeting with such a market that he has beeu unable to supply the demand. The north Montana rancher knows a good thiug when he sees it. Dupuyer Acautha: A number of Indian depredation claims have been dragging out their course for the last twelve years, but there is now a pros pect for their speedy adjudication and a special United States attorney is ex pected to arrive soon at Browning to complete the taking of testimony. Havre Press: J. C. Griffin is in the city from Clear Creek. He reports work upon the new Clear Creek-Chi nook telephone line progressing rapid ly. The directors of the company will probably have a meeting on the 28th, when the contract for stringing the wire may be let, and the instruments purchased. Havre Plaiudeaier: It is regarded as quite probable that the six troops of the Third cavalry, now stationed at Fort Assinuiboiue. will be ordered to some eastern post. In the event of the departure of the Third, other troops will be stationed here, as about $05.000 is being speut by tlie war de partment in improvements at Assinni boine. Lewistown Argus: City Marsha Bebb has been about the busiest man in towu for the .past week, as a great number of hoboes followed the rail roaders in and have been drinking, fighting, carousing and making them selves a general nuisance about the city. Johnnie has sent about twenty of them to other parts within the past week and still they come. Havre Plaiudeaier: The Great Nor thern has reduced the working hours of the shops from ten to nine hours, following out the plan of retrenchment being adopted toy nearly all the bi railroads of the country. Last month the shop pay roll amounted to some thing like 618,0U0, while the other Great Northern employes here re ceived $30,000, making a total of $48 000 disbursed by the Great Northern railway toits men on the 20th of last month. Dupuoer Acautha: Cattlemen ceived returns from the Dupuyer ship ment the first of the week and while the prices are not as good as hoped for, good steers netted in the neigh borhood of $35. The uncertainty of the Chicago market, occasioned by the time which must necessarily elapse between the receipt of a market report and the arrival of a shipment at Chi cago, is causing the cattlemen to look in other directions, and it is probable that in the future buyers from the coast will be welcomed in this section Flooding tlie Market. Advices from Chicago report that cattle and sheep receipts in that mark et continue to exceed all expectations The arrivals yesterday were estimated at 35,000 cattle and 50,000 sheep, and while tiiese figures fall considerably short of being record breakers, they are largely in excess of the normal supply. The Marias beef shipment formed part of yesterday's cattle receipts, and a telegraphic report states that some of the tops sold at $4.10, a good par of the consignment going at a lower figure. The official records of the Chicago stockyards show that cattle receipts from January 1 to the end of last week have been about 2,700,000 head, or nearly 450,000 head greater than during the corresponding period of last year. This increase is due to heavy marketing by eastern feeders, as range shipments show a shortage of some 95,000 head, compared with last season. Range cattle receipts to date are given as 124,200 head, while last year the arrivals numbered 219,800 head at this stage of the season. The top price for rangers the past week was $4.85, paid for part of the Buck & Patterson shipment. For the corresponding week of last season the top figure was $6.75, aüd in 1901 it was $5.40. The mutton receipts in the Chicago market last week were about 143,000 head, the largest on record with one exception. Most of the sales were made at prices ranging from $2.70 to $3.05. Some Recent Sheep Deals. There has been a little more trading in sheep the past week, these trans actions beiutr among those reported to the Hiver Press: John F. Patterson has purchased about 2,700 two-year-old wethers from the Armstrong brothers, of Arming ton, at $2.25 per 100 pounds. When the outfit was weighed for delivery it averaged 98i pounds, making it cost about $2.22 per head. I. F. Churchill has sold to M. Clancy about 1,100 two year-old ewes, but the price was not reported. C'. H. Merrill has bought from J. Engellant, of Everson, about C00 weth , twos aud threes, at $2.75 per head. Mr. Engellant has sold about 400 year ling wethers at $2 10, the purchaser bsiug I. F. Churchill. It is reported from Chinook that B. G. Olson has sold about 1,000 year ling ewes to Buckley & Leise, of Har lem, the price not being stated. In the Musselshell country last week there was a sale of lambs at $1.75 and 5-year-old ewes at $1.87è, about 4,000 head being included in the deal. Murdered Ity Rejected Suitor. Butte , Oct. 15.—Miss Helen Kelley, IS years of age, was shot and killed in her room in the Dakota block this morning by Albert Beckmau, a former lover. Mr. Beckmau claimed he ad vanced the girl $300 to buy a trous seau. They were to have been mar ried, he said. She changed her miud and he brought suit to recover the money, but lost it. Just after day light Beckmau went to her room and knocked. He drew a revolver in the half-opened door aud fired. Four of the shots took effect and the girl fell dead. Vfter the murder Beckmau made his escape and at this writing the police and sheriff's department have been unable to find him. It is among the probabilities that Beckman ended lr!a own life somewhere, as he threatened not only kill the young woman, but himself. dynamite !■ aspects Arrested. Helena , Oct. 15.—George Ham mond, suspected of having some con nection with the dynamite outrages on the Northern Pacific, was brought to Helena this afternoon and locked up in the county jail. The arrest of Ham mond followed the discovery of dyna mite in two places on the line west of Helena this morning. Six sticks of giant powder were found on the Northern Pacific track near Birdseye, eight miles west of Helena. A heavy freight train passed over the dynamite without exploding it. The powder was found by a sec tion man. It was placed under a thirty-foot rail. Examination showed that the fishplates had been removed from the rail, but although a heavy train had passed over it, the rail had not been disturbed. Two other men were arrested yes terday iu the vicinity of Avon. They were put off a train and the conductor wired in their description. When tlie posse went out after they had taken Hammond, they went after the other two and arrested them. Jackson Incident is Closed. Hamilton , Oct. 15. - The body of Walter Jackson, the victim of Tues day night's lynching, was buried by the county today. The inquest con ducted by the coroner revealed noth ing. There was a lamentable lack of information about the lynching and the incident has probably been closed. Jackson's parents are very bitter against the people of this section, claiming that they cruelly murdered their son. The old folks hoped that their son would secure a new trial and would then be acquitted. A New llase for Surveys. of to to Helena , Oct. l(i.—The members of the coast geodetic survey, who have been taking the latitude and longitude of Chinook and Helena by means of observations based upon the polar star, completed their observations last night. E. D. Preston had charge of the work at Chinook aud William Km beck at Helena. As they carried on tlie observations during the night they were in telegraphic communica tion with each other by means of spec ially engaged Western Union wire?, thus being able to keep posted on eacli Other's work. The Helena observations were taken at the assay ollice over the spot mark ed by the government a number of years airo. The cupola of tlie public school building was selected as the point in Chinook which should be marked. From now on the school house at Chinook will be the basic point of all surveys in that part of the state. As the plans of the govern ment contemplate the expenditure of millions of dollars in engineering works, it can be readily appreciated why it is so important to have a base from which surveys may be run. Another Dynamite Suspect. Helena , Oct. 18. —Isaac Gravelle, believed by Superintendent Daniel Doyle and Chief of Detectives McFet ridge to be the ringleader of the gang j of criminals who have been dynamit ing the Northern Pacific tracks, is locked up in the county jail, having been delivered there this evening by Captain Keown and the Northern Pa cific people. Gravelle is an ex-convict who was released from the peniten tiary in July. Another attempted dynamite outrage on the Northern Pacific was frustrated yesterday. Two sticks of dynamite, with cap, were found on the Northern Pacific tracks eight miles east of here, near Claysoil station. Section men took charge of the dynamite and re ported the matter at once to Superin tendent Doyle, at Liviugston, and to the Helena officials of the company. Dynamite Suspects Released. Helena , Oct. 16.—Ihe three men who were arrested Thursday as sus pects in connection with the receut dynamite outrages ou the Northern Pacific, were released today, the offi cers being convinced that they had no connection with the case. Two of the men, James Lake and Ernest Shaufty, convinced the officers that they were harmless and were on their way to Missoula to seek work. The third man, George Hammond, who was caught in a barn west of Helena, also convinced the officers that he was not a dynamiter, aud on his release se cured a job as dish-washer in the Hel ena hotel. He had beeu at liberty but a short time, however, when he was arrested by Sheriffff O'Connell, at the request of tlie Powell county authori ties, who wanted Hammond on charge of robbery, it being alleged that he had broken into a cabin and stolen ham and other articles of food. Silver How Election Contest Helena , Oct. l(i.—Sensational alle gations are made in a petition for writ of quo warranto filed in the su preme court by Patrick V. Ilyan, set ting forth that John Weston, the pics ent incumbent of the office of county clerk of Silver Bow county, was de clared elected through fraudulent means and that Patrick V. Ryan the rightfully elected clerk. lu addition to setting forth the claim that the election returns were juggled in order to make it appear that Westou had a plurality of the votes cast, Cyan alleges that the judges of the district court of Silver Bow county, "in whose minds there exists an intense feeling of bias in favor of the llein/.e interests" have passed his contest from one depart ment to another with the apparent in tention of delaying it until tlie term for which he was elected clerk and re corder shall have expired. I.ittlc I'luine Is In Jail. Helena , Oct. 16.—James Little Plume, the Blackfoot Indian, was brought to Helena from the reserva tion tonight by Deputy United States Marshal Mike Wall aud lodged iu the county jail. Little Plume is charged with killing Wakes-Up-Last, his wife and two children, Susau Big Road, Mr-, .lames Little Plume and witli an attempt to murder Agues Big Road. Little Plume is a small Indian, rather stout, 2!) years old and he does not have a vicious appearance. Deputy Wall also brought in Jacob Williamson, tlie specific charge against him being that he sold whisky to Mountain Chief, Henry Hungry and Buffalo Hide, Blackfeet Indians. Williamson is the man who is said to have sohl the whisky to Little Plume, which resulted in the murders. Jerry Little Plume was another of the men put in jail, the charge against him being stealing a saddle. The last man in the party was James House man. He is charged with trespassing on the Blackfeet reservation. Operator I'revents Holdup. Butte , Oct. 17. —At an early hour this morning, two masked and mounted men rode up to the little station at Welch's Spur, twenty miles east of this city, and, covering the operator with their revolvers, drove him inside the oHice and locked him in. They then turned the signal light so as to stop the next train. The North Coast Limited, the crack llyer of the Northern Pacific, was due in half an hour. The operator, !•'. K. Law, a boy of 20, threatened with death if lie moved, crawled on his hands and knees to his telegraph key, and reaching from un der the table, wired the operator at ! lomcstake to tell the engineer of the ..'orth Coast Limited not to stop, that audits meant to hold it up at Welch's .Spur. The train went through the utter pi act; al forty miles an hour,' and the bandits then rode oil'. A posse took the trail at daylight. Nasal Catarrh quickly yields to treatment by Ely's Cream Balm, which agreeably aromatic It is received through the nostrils, cleanses and heals the whole surface over which it ni IT uses itself. A remedy for nasal catarrh which is drying or exciting to the diseased membrane should not be used. Cream Balm is recognized as a specific. Price 50 cents at druggists or by mail. A cold in the head imme diately disappears when Cream Balm is used. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren street, New York. j The New Overland HOTEL,, WARREN F. BARR, Pvop'r. First-class service. Central location. Hot and cold baths. Furnace heat. Electric lights. Rates : §1.25 ami S 1.50 per day. $7.00 per week. FRONT STREET, Tel, 8 M. FORT BENTON P. o. Kox 167. DR. GEO. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST. Fort Benton, Mont. First Door South of firand loulou Hotel. Will be at home office until the 16th of each month. At Chinook from 16th to end of month» Office in Lohmau Block. THIS REMEDY is sure to CiVE Satisfaction. Sir's Cream Bilm, Gives atone« It cleanses, soothes and heals the diseased membrane, it cures catarrn and drives away cold in the head quick ly. It is absorbed. deals ard protects the moinbrü senses of taste and smell CATARRH S m w 35 t*" COLD «* HEAD all size f>i<c. druggists or by mail; trial size 10c. by mail. iil.V BROTHERS, r >(* Wnrivr. St , New Y'orü ...DO... Not neglect that cough; an apparently trifling ailment often leads to serious consequences. The wise thing to do would be to cure IT • ••■ l •• • Promptly by taking a few doses of our White Pine and Tar Expectorant. We have it in the 50c. size for ordinary that you will j I coughs and colds and also cases may prove more obstinate. If have just caught a cold a bottle cure von, but you must ivet it ...NOW... D. G. L0CKW00D, The Reliable Druggist, Mail Orders Promptly Filled. FORT BENTON. MONT. Chase & Patterson, LIVE STOCK BROKERS. 20-aci s 1km est FOR SALE llOllt crop Ranch psheds, etc., outside ran sheds, barns, all in. Fin 1,000 head of sheep, at $18,000 6,000 head lambs, at $1.70 per head, delivery October 10th. Ii, 000 2-year-old wethers, $2.75. 2,000 lambs at $1.75. 2,300 2 and .'}-vear-old wethers. 3,000 mixed yearlings. 6,000 dry ewes. 2,000 dry ewes. We Will be in the Market for Fat Sheep at Any Time During the Season. FORT BENTON, Mont. SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME T O MINNEAPOLIS A N D ST. PAUL. Connecting with all railways for New York, Chicago, and all points East and South. Kastbound Westbound 4:24 a.m BENTON . 3:01 a.m. A. C. BURCHFIELD, Agent. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialtv at the River Press office.