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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday"« Daily. Mrs. D. G. Browne entertained a laree party of little folks this after noon, at her home on lower Main street. A pleasant birthday party was given at the home of J. F. Sullivan this af ternoon to a large number of friends and schoolmates of Irene Jacoby. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Morrison re» turned home this morning from a short wedding trip and are receiving the congratulations of their many friends here. Miss Mattie Delaney of Great Falls 1 arrived in the city yesterday and de- j parted today for the Shonkin, where j she will teach an eight months' term ; of school. j It is reported from Valley county i that a man was killed by a deputy ; sheriff near Saco yesterday, while re-j sisting arrest. No particulars of the affair have yet been received. ! News was received here today thai j the 10-months-old daughter of Wil- j liam King of Choteau died at that: place last evening. The remain» will j arrive here tomorrow morning and will be buried from the M. E. ehurc!. in the afternoon. A contest has been filed in the Great Falls land office by James L Hedrickl against the homestead entry of Theo- 1 dore Rosen, near Hinsdale, in Valley ! county. Rosen died nearly two year- i ago and it is alleged that the claim I has been entirely abandoned. Jas. H. ! Morris has entered a contest against! the homestead entry of J ohn E. Haw kins, near Havre. Hawking is al leged to have died in a hospital in Fort Benton in October, 1000. Parties desiring to be naturalized will take notice that district court will be in session here all of next week. Court will adjourn Saturday after noon, October 31, until November 5. Judge Tattan will convene court at Glasgow on Monday, November 2, and have a venire issued for a trial jury to attend court there between No vember 12 and 16. He will return to Fort Benton to hold court November 5 and have a venire issued for a jury to attend court here about December 1. From Monday's Daily. Born—A daughter, to the wife of W. E. Evers, in this city, on Sunday, October 25, 1903. Ernest J. Simpson, ;i native of Can ada, secured naturalization papers in the district court this morning. You have read of the cures by Hood's Sarsaparilly, and you should have perfect confidence it its merit. It will do you good. Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy, who have been the guests of friends in this city for the past two weeks, returned to their home at Columbia Brails today. John Flynn, who had a preliminary hearing Saturday in Justice Frey's court at Chinook, on a charge of horse stealing, was bound over to the district court. He was released on bonds of $800. John B. Anderson, supposed to be a deserter from Fort Assinniboine, has been arrested in Groat Fails and delivered to the military authorities at the post. He is also charged with robbery and forgery. H. A. Skusa, of Havre, ha» com menced suit in the district court against W. C. Broadwater to recover the sum of $290, alleged to have been loaned. The complaint also asks for interest and costs of suit. Miss Birdie Lavan of Chicago, who has been visiting with relatives in Washington for the past month, ar rived here Saturday afternoon and will remain with her sister, Mrs. D. Gordon during the winter. Jos. S. Brown, who has been at Glasgow for the past two weeks on a vacation returned home yesterday. He bought back two deer and one mountain sheep, which is sufficient evidence of an enjoyable and success ful hunting trip. The St. Paul Union Stockyards company notifies T. A. Matthews, its local agent, that a good market for both cattle and sheep is being built up at South St. Paul. There is a good demand from feeders, and the shipper saves the freight and shrinkage of the longer trip to Chicago. Articles of incorporation have been filed in the county clerk's office by the French Trading company, whose prin cipal place of business will be at Har lem. The corporation has a capital stock of $40,000, consisting of 400 shares of $100 each, and will carry on a general merchandising business on the Fort Belknap Indian reservation and elsewhere in Montana. The trus tees of the company for the first three months are E. T. Broadwater, Simon Pepin and W. E. French. It is reported from Saco that the man who was killed near there by an officer last week was Ed. Beaton, who was wanted by the Vallev county au thorities on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Constable Vesko, of Saco, learned that Beaton was at a ranch in that vicinity, and went there to arrest him, but Beaton is said to have reached for his gun and the con stable immediately fired with deadly effect. A coroner's jury exonerated Vesko for the action he was compelled to take under the circumstances. From Tnetday't Dally. Landlord Jere Sullivan of the Chou teau house returned this morning from a week's sojourn at Boulder hot springs. Carl Nelson and Luther Bain of the Overland hotel, have departed for Lewistown, where they will remain during the winter. It is announced that the Montana railroad extension to Lewistown will be completed about November 15, and regular train service will begin the following week. The press dispatches report a run of 34,000 cattle in the Chicago market yesterday, about 9,000 beiDg westerns. Among the latter were several ship ments from northern Montano. It is reported from Great Falls that thj Boston & Montana smelter near that city was closed down yesterday, as a result of the mining trouble in Butte. The smelter gave employment v.i about 1,500 men. James Frame of Big Sandy, a na tive of Scotland, secured citizenship papers in the district court today. Miss Elizabeth Pennock was a suc i'-'ssful applicant for citizenship yes terday. Porter Bros., of Philbrook, made a mutton shipment from the Benton stockyards today, the outfit consisting principally of dry ewes. The ship ment was inspected by Dr McClure, ■■ne of the government officials for this district. L. D. Sharp, D. G. Lockwood , J. B. Rauch and Dave Morrow are making preparations to depart tomorrow morning for the mouth of the Mussel shell river, where they will camp and hunt. The party will go overland and hunt for big game. According to Clav, Robinson & Co's. report, the receipts of range cat tle at Chicago this season have been about 140,500 head, compared with 240,800 last year and 139,000 two years ago. The top price for Montanas last week was $4.50 compared with $6.50 last year, and $5.40 for the cor responding week of 1901. The so-called Falk murder mystery at Great Falls took a sensational turn yesterday, Mrs. Hall, who is under ar rest for the alleged crime, having commenced a $50,000 slander suit against Julius Falk, father of the de ceased. It is reported that the Cas cade county authorities have been un able to find any traces of poison in the remains that were recently ex humed. Clifford Martin, who has been under treatment for typhoid fever for the past three weeks, died at St. Clare hospital this morning. The deceased was one of the well-known old-timers of this part of Montana, having been engaged in ranching and cattle rais ing in the Teton and Marias country for the past thirty years. He was of French-Canadian parentage, coming west from Quebec, and was about 6 years of age. Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral services Thursday afternoon. Local stockmen have been watching the outcome of the experiment of ship ping Canadian cattle to the Chicago market, the shipment recently made by the Spencer outfit and others bein a new departure. Rosenbaum's range cuttle circular reports that the ship ment sold at prices ranging from $3.45 to $4.35, and the gross price realized was $41.75 to $61.00 per head. The duty paid upon tliese cattle averaged about $8.25 per head, and shipping expenses are figured to have been about $9.00 per head. It appears from this calculation that the net returns were from $24.50 to $43.75 per head. Evidence Against Gravclle. Helena , Oct. 24.—Slowly but sure ly, in the opinion ot the officers who have been employed on the Northern Pacific dynamiting sonspiracy, the crimes that have occupied attention for the last few weeks are being fast ened upon Isaac Gravelle and his alleged co-conspirators in the Deer Lodge penitentiary. It developes that the confession made by a convict now serving a life term in the penitentiary was not made by Whitton, but by an other man, whose name is not dis closed by the officers. Whitton de nies that he had anything to do with the conspiracy, but the other man is said to have made a clean breast of the conspiracy, in so far as he knew it. As it was Chief of Police Travis and Detective O'Brien who first suspected Gravelle's alleged connection with the conspiracy and who afterwards ob tained the evidence that is regarded by the officers as clearly indicating he is the principal in the plot, they will receive a share of the reward, which amounts to $0,500. It is understood that the reward will be divided be tween them and the three men who ar rested Gravelle at Priest's pass. A Love Letter. Would notinterestv ou 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. Lockwood's drug store. Water right blanks—only correct form published—for sale at the River Press office. AMONG OCR NEIGHBORS. A Grist of Items Gathered From Our Northern Montana Exchanges. Choteau Montanian: Jno. J. Miller, of Shelby, has sold to the Conrad In vestment Company, for a considera tion of $7,000, his ranch on the Ma rias river, consisting of 1,024 acres. Shelby Independent: Sam H. Wood has purchased about 4,000 head of sheep from the Chamberlain company, who it is claimed have gone out of the sheep business. The price paid was not made public. Chinook Opinion: J. A. Frazer was here from Butte the first of the week to close the sale of 3,000 sheep by the Silver Bow Sheep Co. to Weidner & Parnham. The herd consists of 1,500 ewes and 1,500 mixed yearlings. The price was not made public. Havre Plaindealer: James Mitch ell, whose cattle strayed across the line and were taken up by the mounted police last week, has made arrange ments with the Canadian authorities to release the cattle upon the payment of a penalty, which will be fixed by the customs officers within a few days. Lewistown Argus: Fred Warren re turned to Lewistown Monday night, where he went to deliver 6,000 head of sheep, which he sold to Joe Sims of Lavina. The band included 4,000 yearling wethers, which were sold for $2.05 per head, and 2,000 2-year-old wethers, which sold for $2.55 per head. Malta Enterprise: Louis S. Goslin, of Great Falls, has purchase the Phil lips mail route of Sam Dodge. Mr. Goslin has extended the line to Alder Gulch, making the through trip in one day. The route will take in Phillips, as heretofore, will also reach the new postoffice at the Circle ranch, Brook side. Choteau Montanian: James H. Mon teath, the agent at the Blackfeet In dian reservation, by his attorney, Carl Rasch, of Helena, has filed amo tion with the clerk of the district court, praying that the suit brought by Horace J. Clarke, for $5,000 for false imprisonment, be transferred to the United States circuit court. Glasgow Review: Major Scobey was up from Poplar last Saturday and swore out a bunch of warrants for the band of horse thieves that has terror ized the ranchers living north of Cul bertsou. The major says he will equip a posse of Indian police and start them out with instructions to bring the horse thieves iuto camp dead or alive. Lewistown Argus: Max Mass doesn't pose as any Paul Revere, Kit Carson or even General Miles when it comes to making long distance rides, but he can cover considerable ground when he wants to. Last week he rode from Big Sandy to Lewistown, a dis tance of 110 miles iu 16 hours, chang ing horses but four times during the trip. Shelby Independent: Two wild and wooly boys, Ellis and Jackson, were brought from Cut Bank Monday charged with "shooting up" the town. The court is averse to such bravado and expressed himself by fining Ellis $15 and an additional $16 costs. Jack son was given a fine of $10 anit $22 costs. They paid iu and went their way. Havre Plaindealer: Sheriff Taylor notified Inspector Hall Wednesday that he had under arrest Peter East man, a white man, who is charged with the larceny of a team and wagon from Joe DeMars of Havre. Con stable Bickle left Wednesday night for Choteau with a warrant for East man. who will be brought to Havre for trial. Glasgow Review. Young King, the man who claims to have been kidnap ped by the Nelson and Jones band of horse thieves north of Culbertson, was iu the county seat this week for the purpose of interviewing the county attorney with a view to having the guilty parties brought.to justice. Kin says that Dutch Henry and a renegade policeman from Canada have joined Nelson and Jones and that they are doing just about as they wish, the majority of ranchers being afraid to furnish the officers with a clue that will lead to the capture of the outlaws. On the iSlackfeet Reservation. Ben E. Calkins, who recently re turned to Butte from a visit at Brown ing, gives the Butte Miner the follow ing account of all'airs on the Black feet reservation: Some time ago Major Monteath re ceived instructions from the interior department at Washington to cut off the rations ot all Indians who could be made self-supporting. The gov ernment issued farming implements to those who had land, but there were still many Indians who had no land, but who were able to support them selves if they had employment. Major Monteath made a special trip to Wash ington to lay the situation before the department. He explained that there were a great many Indians who were able to earn their own way if they had work. Major Monteath suggested to the government the building of an ir rigating canal at Cut Bank. The gov ernment accepted his idea and planned the work. The wages were to be $1.25 per day, but when the call was issued for men to go to work only four re sponded the first day. This canal will irrigate 17,000 acre9 of land and will eventually prove of untold benefit to the Indians. The fact that Major Monteath insisted on the Indians and half-breeds earning their living from the government rather grated on their nerves. He was the first agent of the reservation who wanted the Indians to work. He was willing to furnish them work, but the majority of tliein, most ly the half-breeds, did not believe in work as long as Uncle Sam would support them, hence their opposition to Major Monteath when they found their rations cut off. A Lamb Feeding Experiment. In his recent address upon the merits of bluejoint hay, delivered before a farmers' institute at Helena, Thos. M. Everett, of Harlem, gave this account of a lamb feeding experiment: As to the best market for the hay, we have been shipping about one-half of our products to the different cities and mining camps in the state and in Ida ho and Washington, but I think the best market is in feeding it to stock. Last year the price in stack at Har lem ranged from $4 early in the fall to $12 per tou in the spring. I bought a band of lambs last fall and fed them hay straight from about Christmas until the first day of April. I paid an average of $1.65 cents for the lambs in the fall and sold them April 1st for $3.25 and the lambs sheared over eight pounds, which, af ter our very hard winter aud great snow storm late in May and rainy spring, was cotnsidered a remarkable crop of wool for coarse wool lambs. Other lambs out of the same band (I getting the wethers and the man who raised them keeping the ewes), sheared less than four pounds, they bain wintered after the usual custom, and I might add that he lost about 60 per cent, while my loss was about five head from the time I began to feed until April 1st. After paying all expenses of feeding hay and caring for the sheep, I made $11.50 per ton out of the hay fed. This year hay is selling in the stack at Harlem for $8 per ton and as out average yield is about two tons per acre—some making as much as four tous, and one man even reporting six tous per acre—we find that the price per acre, $16.00, with no plowing, no seeding and the nominal cost of about $1.00 per tou for harvesting, with only one irrigation, is the most profitable crop that can be grown in our lo cality. Indians Want the Water. According to the Glasgow Review, news has been received from Wolf Point, on the Fort Peck Indian reser vation, that the Indians there, at the direction of the agent, had removed a dam and let the water run out of'the railway company's reservoir at that point. The reservoir, constructed at a cost of about $60,000, is one of the largest aud most important owned by the Great Northern. The railway company, several years ago, constructed a reservoir and ap propriated water from Wolf creek, and for several seasons recently the Indians have complained of the short supply of water for irrigation. The agent made complaint and the depart ment lias endeavored to effect an agreement with the Great Northern concerning a division of the water of the stream, but all ell'orts have proved ineffective. Recently attorneys for the government, to whom the mat ter had been referred, rendered opin ions that the Great Northern would, in a short time, if permitted to continue the appropriation of water, secure a legal right to nearly all the water of the stream. An effort was made to bring about the institution of a friend ly suit to determine the respective water rights, but the Creat Northern did not institute such a suit and the government was not in a position to do so. Iu order to protect the asserted rights of the Indians and to give ground for a suit at law, the depart ment ordered the emptying of the reservoir, and in accordance with in structions, a force of Indians was de tailed to cut the dam and release the water that was stored. This was done, and if the railway company should wish to retain the reservoir it must speedily bring a suit against the gov ernment. Decision Favors Ueinzc. Butte , Oct. 22.—Judge Clancy to day decided the famous Minnie Ilealy mining suit in favor of F. Augustus Hein/.e, whose claims to the mine have been opposed by the Boston aud Mon tana Mining company, one of the allied Amalgamated Copper Mining company's corporations. The value of the mine is estimated at $.10,000,000. The case previously was decided in favor of Ileinze, by Judge Harney, of Butte, but was sent back by the su preme court for retrial because of alleged improper conduct of Judge Harney during the pendency of the ca»e in his court. Judge Clancy's decision is not regarded as final. The case will be fought through the high est courts in the land. The title of the case is Miles Finlen vs. the Johnstown Mining company, a suit on a verbal contract. A BLACKMAILING CONSPIRACY. Dynamite Suspect May Be the Man Wanted by the Authorities. Helena , Oct. 23.—-An information charging Isaac Gravelle, the dyna mite suspect, with assault in the first degree with a stick of dynamite upon "John Doe," was filed in the district court today. He was arraigned and Judge Henry C. Smith ordered him to plead next Monday. His bonds were fixed at $2,000. As he has no possi bility of furnishing this amount of security, he will remain in jail until tried. It is now known that the conspiracy to blackmail the Northern Pacific company was hatched in the Deer Lodge penitentiary. Suspicion was directed against the cellmate of Gra velle in the penitentiary. Gravelle was released from state's prison only a few months ago. Soon after he ob tained his freedom, the Northern Pa cific officials received their first letter demanding $25,000. That letter, it has developed, was written by a convict iu the penitentiary named Harvey Whitton, who is serving an eighty year term from Gallatin county for the murder of a man named Allen. It is understood that Whitton has made a confession to the part he took iu the plot. The story of the coufessiou of Whit ton is to the effect that he wrote the first letter addressed to Superinten dent Boyle, demanding $25,000. That letter was written in the penitentiary and was supposed to have beeu car ried out by Gravelle when he was dis charged and mailed at Butte. Whit ton not only implicates Gravelle, but another convict, whose name has not been disclosed. The second letter, in which $50,000 was the least sum for which the black mailers would be satisfied to cease efforts to dynamite the Northern Pa cific moviug stock, was written in Butte by Gravelle, according to the statement. Gravelle was the active agent in the plot, being the only one of the trio free to harass the railway company with the giant explosive. He was to receive $30,000 of the reward, while the remaining $20,000 was to be used to secure pardons from the gov ernor for the two prisoners at Deer Lodge. a Mediation Committee. G iu: at Falls , Oct. 25.—Last even ing telegrams were sent from Great trails to Senator W. A. Clark at Butte, Governor J. K. Toole at Hel ena, Representative Joseph Dixon at Washington, and J.J. Hill, president of the Great Northern, asking each of them if they would act with the other gentlemen named and Senator Gibson, iu an effort to mediate between the warring copper interests, with a view to keeping open -the mines and smel ters of the Amalgamated company. Favorable replies have been received, and it is probable that a conference will be arranged at an early date. Will Feed Alfalfa Big Timuer , Oct. 25. Rea Bros., the well known South St. Paul sheep dealers, who have done extensive trad ing in sheep throughout this section of the state for several years, have about perfected arrangements for the winter feeding of from twenty-five to thirty thousand head of sheep, in the country close to Big Timber this com ing winter. They will not all be fed at one point, but will be distributed among several ranchers who have an abundance of alfalfa upon which to feed them. Last year a few carloads of screen ings were shipped in from the Gal latin valley and used in connection with alfalfa, but the feed which will be relied upon to fatten the sheep for shipment east will be alfalfa alone. When they arrive at the South St. Paul stock yards, to which poiut they will be shipped by the owner, they will be fed on a grain ration for a short period to harden the fat produced by alfalfa feeding, and will then be ready for market at a season of the year when first-class muttou usually brings a good price. He lind Another Naine For It. Hiiltiinorc American. "And now," said the inquisitive person who had been asking all sorts of impertinent questions of the raw boued mountaineer, who sat at his cabin door smoking a corncob pipe, "now I will explain to you why I have been so inquisitive. I am a sociolo gist investigator, anil I am doing this in the interest of science and human ity." "Haow things do change," remark ed the mountaineer as he leisurely stretched himself. "Whenst 1 were a boy we called your kind o' people deru snoop-nosed meddlers." Itwovt'roil S ikmt I i mill ll <>ai'in;-'. Messrs. Ely Bros.:---! commenced using your Cream Balm about two years ago for catarrh. My voice was somewhat thick and my hearing was dull. My hearing has been fully re stored and my speech has become quite clear. I am a teacher in our town. L. G. Brown, Granger, O. The Balm does not irritate or cause sneezing. Sold by druggists at 50 cts. or mailed by Ely Brothers, 50 Warren St., New York. The New Overland HOTEL, WARREN F. BARR, Prop'r. First-class service. Central location. Hot and cold baths. Furnace heat. Electric lights. 8ÜT Rates : $1.25 ami $1.50 per day. 87.00 per week. FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON Tel, 8 M. P. O. Box 167. THIS REMEDY is sure to GIVE Satisfaction. Elv's Cmo Bib, Give» Relief »tone« It cleanses, soothes and heals the diseased membrane. It cures catarrh and drives away catarrh &v's MMBAUJ *$32 head WS±S: COLD S HEAD ileal s a I'd protects the membrane. Restores the senses of taste and smell, ?n\\ size r>(»c., at druggists or by mail; trial size 10c. by mail. IA" BROTHERS, W W hit .t. St., Nc -w Vol .: ...DO... Not neglect that cough; an apparently trifling ailment often -leads to serious consequences. The wise thing to do would be to cure IT • • • 1 M ••• 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 that may prove more obstinate. If you have just caught a cold a bottle will cure you, but you must get it ...NOW... D. G. L0CKW00D, The Reliable Druggist, Mail Orders Promptly Filled. FORT B FNTON. MONT. Chase & Patterson, LIVE STOCK BROKERS. FOR SALE 020-acre Ranch, houses, sheds, barns, sheepslieds, etc., crop all in. Fin est outside range, 4,000 head of sheep, at $18,000 6,000 head lambs, at $1.70 per head, delivery October 10th. 3,000 2-year-old wethers, $2.75. 2,000 lambs at $1.75. 2,.'500 2 and 3-year-old wethers. 3,000 mixed yearlings. 0,000 dry ewes. 2,000 dry ewes. We Will be in the Market for Fat Sheep at Any Time During the Season. FORT BENTON, Moni. DR. GEO. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST. Fort Bentort, Mont. Pirat Door South «»('(iraiul Union i Will be at home ollice until the Kith of each mouth. At Chinook from Kith to end of month. Otllce in Lohman Block. SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME TO MINNEAPOLIS a n 1) ST. PAL L . Connecting with all railways for Now York, Chicago, and all points East and South. Eastbouml Westbound 4:24 ti. m BENTON.... ... . !ï:01fl.m. A. C. I5UHCHFIELO, A-rent. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe eialtv at the River Press office