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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
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.
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The change is said to affect about 22o |
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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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
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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.
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The New Overland
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.
Tel, 8 M.
P. o. Kox 167.
DR. GEO. H. TAYLOR,
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.
is sure to
Sir's Cream Bilm,
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
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
Not neglect that cough; an apparently
trifling ailment often leads to
The wise thing to
do would be
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Promptly by taking a few doses of our
White Pine and Tar Expectorant. We
have it in the 50c. size for ordinary
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
D. G. L0CKW00D,
The Reliable Druggist,
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Chase & Patterson,
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.
A N D
Connecting with all railways for New
York, Chicago, and all points
East and South.
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.