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From Wednesday's Daily.
It is reported from Havre that the
office of the Havre Press, owned by
N. C. Wescott, was destroyed by fire
last night. The loss was about$1,400,
partly covered by insurance.
Several ranchmen in the Gallatin
valley have recently made cattle ship
ments to Pacific coast markets., and
are said to have received better re
turnes than others who shipped to
According to figures prepared by
Secretary J. U. Sanders of the State
Pioneers' society, 120 members died
during the year ending at the last
meeting in Great Falls, and during
that time 67 new members were re
Major Monteath, of the Blackfeet
reservation, has issued a statement
denying the charges made by Miss
Helen Clarke and others, who allege
that the Indians have been robbed
and abused by the agency officials.
Major Monteath has requested the
federal authorities to investigate the
The Cascade county authorities have
exhumed the body of Albert Falk,
whose death is alleged to have been
due to poison, and a chemical analy
sis will be made under the direction of
the coroner. The widow of the de
ceased, who is now in Missouri, has
been placed under arrest pending the
result of the investigation.
Jailor Coatsworth informs us that
only three persons are in his care at
the present time, the smallest number
in about seven years. Two of them
are awaiting tria! in the district court,
and the other, Ed Gosselin, is serving'
time for gambling. The records of
the county jail show that the largest
number of guests at any one time was
There was a quiet home wedding at
noon today, at the residence of Judge
aud Mrs. Jno. W. Tattan, the con
tracting parties being their daughter
Mary, and Mr. Chas. W. Morrison of
this city. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Father Pauwelyn, of
Great Falls, and was witnessed by a
small party of relatives and friends.
The newly married couple left today
for a short trip west, and on their re
turn will be at home in the Harper
residence on Main street.
Prom Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. F. N. Mclntire, of Helena, is
visiting with her sister, Mrs. F. K.
Stranahan, of this city.
John Ward and William Sullivan
left tod ay on a business trip south of
the Missouri river, in the interest of
T. C. Power & Uro.
A. E. Lewis is erecting a coal shed
Oll Main street on the lots where the
stable was burned. Mr. Lewis will
also build a coal warehouse at the de
The Sun River Roundup association
finds that the lack of water on its
range is a serious proposition, and it
has decided to build lifteen or more
reservoirs to provide watering places
for the ft >ck.
J. W. Woodcock closed a deal with
Geo. W. Sample last evening, secur
ing the latter's sheep interests at what
is said to be a bargain figure. The
outfit consists of about 2,^00 ewes of
various ages, and 50U yearlings aud
According to reports from Miles
City, most of the wolf hunters in that
part of Montana have decided to quit
the business. They claim that the re
duction of the coyote bounty to three
dollars has made their occupation un
It is reported from Havre that a
man named Charles Miller, who was
stealing a ride on the Great Northern
eastbouud passenger, had his right
leg badly crushed at Chester, lie was
taken to Havre to receive treatment
for the injury.
Marshal Bickle, of Havre, arrived
this morning with two persons who
will serve terms in the county jail
Geo. V. Gustiu is under sentence of
thirty days for petit larceny; aud
Charles Thompson, colored, will serve
ninety days for cruelty to animals.
The several parties of government
engineers who have been making sur
veys for the. St. Mary irrigation pro
ject have concluded work for the sea
sou, and several of them have left for
the east, it is understood that the
surveys in the Milk river country have I
been completed.
Parties who arrived on the delayed
eastbouud passenger train last even
ing report a narrow escape from a. |
serious accident about live miles west j
of the stockyards. The driving rod
on the left side ol the locomotive
broke loose and pouuded into the ties
and damaged the spokes in one of the
wheels, aud it took about two hours
to make temporary repairs, it is re
ported that another breakdown oc
curred after the train left here, and it
was finally hauled to Havre by a
freight engine.
From Friday's Daily
Two carloads of horses for sale. In
quire of Johu H. Green. *
Gordon à Ferguson's guaranteed
fur coats at lowest prices, at Green
Bros. *
If you have trouble with your face,
feet or hair, read E. Speck's adver
tisement. *
Gold Seal overshoes and rubbers
are the best made. We sell 'em.
Green Bros. *
John McCauley has been added to
the list of county patients. He was
taken to St. Clare hospital last even
ing, suffering from consumption.
Geo. W. Sample, who recently
leased his ranch and disposed of his
sheep, departed this morning for Chi
cago, where he will make his home
this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Price, who
have been visiting with their son,
Howard, at Maple Creek, returned
home last evening. Ihey were accom
panied by Howard, who will visit here
for a short time.
A portion of Montana's farm pro
ducts is finding a market east. A Big
Timber dealer is buying potatoes at
40 to 50 cents per cwt. and shipping
them to St. Paul: and several carloads
of Gallatin county oats have recently
been shipped to New York.
A number of friends were pleasantly
entertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. D. G. Lockwood. Whist was
the principle amusement, and A. E.
McLeish and Mrs. R. Culbertson were
awarded the prizes. Dainty refresh
ments were served during the evening.
Among the contests filed in the land
office at Great Falls is that of (I Bar
rett against the homestead of J. R.
Tomaldson on Milk river, east of Big
Sandy creek. It is said that Tomald
son has lived on the land for several
years past, but neglected to make the
filing required by law.
II. B. Ferrati is on trial in the dis
trict court of Cascade county, on a
charge of obtaining property under
false pretenses. He secured a carload
of horses from S. M. Dodd, of Log
ging Creek, shipped them east aud
failed to pay for them. He was ar
rested in Nevada a few weeks ago.
Mrs. Hannah Hall, mother-in-law
of the late Albert Falk, is under ar
rest at Great Falls on a charge of
murder, the father of Falk alleging
that she administered poison to his
son. The accused denies the allega
tion. and says she was not in the
house during the sickness of the de
ceased. '
The Great Northern officials have
been notified that Thomas Allen, one
of the men recently arrested on a
charge of robbing box cars, has es
caped from jail at Miuot, N. D. The
fugitive is said to be a member of a
gang that has robbed the Great Nor
thern of goods valued at thousands of
County Attorney Pray leaves tomor
row to attend the preliminary hearing
of Jack Fly on in Justice Frey's court
at Chinook. The defendant is charged
with stealing a horse owned by Alfred
McKay, who found the animal in the
possession of Alon/.o Smith, at Har
lem. The latter bought the horse from
James Talbot, who claims to have
purchased the animal from Flynu.
The accused is said to deny any knowl
dge of the transaction.
Penalty Is Inadequate.
Helena , Oct. 21.—The inadequacy
of the punishment for the persons who
are seeking to blackmail the Northern
Pacific railroad out of a large sum of
money under threat of blowing up
trains will probably result iu meas
ures being introduced in the next ses
sion of the legislature making train
wrecking a crime on a par with min
der. There are only two charges that
can be preferred against Isaac Gra
velle, the suspect under arrest. He
can be prosecuted for writing a threat
ening letter seeking to extort money
and if convicted can be sent to the
penitentiary for live years. He can
also be prosecuted for obstructing a
railroad, for which the maximum pun
ishment is five years. In many states
train-wrecking is punishable by a life
sentence in the penitentiary, and iu
some states is a capital offense.
D kkk LoixiE, Oct. 21. Isaac lira
velle, who was captured near Helena
and who is believed to be one of the
ringleaders of the traug of blackmail
ers who have been dynamiting' the
Northern Pacific tracks, served two
terms in the state penitentiary. He
received a three-year sentence in Fer
gus county fiir burglary and was
placed in the state prison on May l.">,
18SI1, and was released on Dec. 11,
1H03. He was convicted in Jefferson
county of the crime of grand larceny
and served a nine-year sentence and
began serving his term on Oct. 17,
IS!>7, and was released on July 1 ti,
1903. Shortly after his release in
July the officials of the Northern
Pacific received the blackmailing let
Higher Kates for Western Travel.
t'lUi-AUO, Oct. \1'1.—At a meeting of
passenger representatives of the West
ern lines, held here, yesterday, it was
decided that a rate of $.">0 from Ohiea
iSO to the Pacific should not be made
again for any convention or gather
ing, and a minimum rate of $t>2.50 was
agreed upon.
Best Cou
in tl
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. U|
H In time. Sold bv drußtilsts.
A Large Tract North of Great Falls Is
Added to Irrigation Reserve.
Great Falls Tribune.
By an order received at the Great
Falls land office yesterday from the
sreneral land office at Washington, 31
townships, containing 714,240 acres of
land have been withdrawn from entry
in any form. The land embraces all
that contained in an irrigation scheme
under consideration by the govern
ment for some time, and with its revi
val itis undoubtedly the purpose of the
government to build a number of huge
reservoirs to be fed from the waters
of the north fork of Sun river.
The principal canal is to be con
structed from reservoirs located near
the source of the north fork of the Sun
river, by which thousands of acres
are to be watered, and if the old plans
are to be followed, Benton Lake, situ
ated about 10 miles northwest of Great
Falls, will also be converted into a
reservoir for the storage of water for
the irrigation of the lands in that
neighborhood. Nearly all of the land
is bench land, easy for irrigation,
and sloping gradually to Sun river.
The laud withdrawn lies north of
Sun river and west of the Missouri
river, commencing a few miles east of
the Boston & Montana smelter and
extending north from the river for a
distance of 18 miles, thence west for a
distance of 72 miles to the west edge
of Teton county and on the Lewis and
Clark forest reserve, thence south
along the boundary of Lewis and
Clarke county and east to the Fort
Shaw Indian reservation and to the
Missouri river to the point of begin
It is impossible a', the present time
to estimate the actual amount of land
withdrawn, for the reason that thous
ands of acres have already been taken
up under the homestead and other
land acts and title conveyed by the
Itelievc They Have Dynamiter.
Helena , Oct. 20. —The web that is
being woven around Isaac Gravelle,
arrested Sunday on the charge of be
ing at the head of the dynamiters that
are seeking to blackmail the Northern
Pacific out of a fortune, appears to be
tightening. The most important link
in the chain of evidence against the
accused was forged today when he
was positively identified as the man
seen eating his breakfast by the hay
stack near Townsend in which 59
pounds of dynamite were concealed
and who left hurriedly when found.
Another important piece of evidence
against Gravelle is that the horse he
had tied nearby at the time has been
identified and is now in his possession.
The spur found near the dynamite has
been found to be a mate to the one
tied upon Gravelle's saddle when he
was arrested near Priest's Pass. All
of these circumstances lead the detec
tives to think that they have a clear
case against the accused aud that it
will be very hard for him to establish
an alibi.
Deer Lodue , Oct. 20.— No one is
particularly surprised here over the
arrest of Isaac Gravelle, the dyna
mite suspect at Helena. He served a
term in the penitentiary, and was a
companion cellmate to L. 1. Fleming,
alias McArthur, who was hanged for
being implicated in the Dotson mur
Relay Riders Rewarded.
Helena , Oct. 20. -Secretary John
W. Pace of the state fair today an
nounced that the executive committee
had gone on record as being iu touch
with the general feeling to the effect
that the ladies' relay race at the re
cent fail- was one of the banner at
tractions aud to this end the board
had instructed the secretary to send
to each of the three ladies participa
ting a check for #100. This is iu ad
dition to the regular purse which the
young ladies received.
Including the purses hung up by the
fair management at the opening of the
fair the ladies participating in the
relay race received the following
amounts: Miss Mclvee, $4">0: Miss
Getts, $200, and Miss Parker, $1.">0.
I.To InvestiKate ilrafters.
t 'lUCAiiO, Oct. 20. —An appropria
tion ot SC>,000 was voted by the council
last evening to pay the expenses of
uncovering rascality around the city
hall. This action was taken when Al
derman Herrmann told the council
thai his committee investigating
"graft" would be able to accomplish
great things if it only had some money
to work with. He said the committee
wauted to look into the grave abuses
in administrative methods as well as
specific charges of miseouduet.
Snvi'« Two l-'rom Heath.
' i >ni- little daughter had au almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and
bronchitis," writes Mrs. \Y. K. llavi
land, of Annonk, N V., "but, when
all other remedies failed, we saved her
life with Or. King's New Discovery.
Our niece, who had consumption in tin
advanced s! a ire, ;• 1 used this won
derful medieiue and today she i> per
fectly well." Desperate throat and
lung diseases yield to Dr. Ivtig's New
Discovery as to no other medicine on
earth. infallible for Coughs and
Colds "i0c and *1.00 bottles guaran
teed by D. «.;. Loekwood. Trial bot
tier- tree.
Montana Odd Fellows Meet.
Helena , Oct. 21.—D. J. Charles of
Butte was elected grand master of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of
Montana at the second day's session
of the arr and lodge. The other officers
elected were: R. W. Kemp of Missou
la, deputy district grand master: Geo.
Ii. Milburn of Miles City, grand war
den; A. J. White of Butte, grand sec
retary: Jacob Loeb of Helena, grand
treasurer; R. W. Nickol of Hamilton,
grand representative for two years.
Butte was chosen as the next place
of meeting by the grand lodge by ac
clamation. The recommendation of
the committee that the grand lodge
adopt no official organ at this time
was adopted. On the recommendation
of the committee on Odd Fellows'
home the grand lodge decided to cake
no steps at the present time to secure
a site for the institution.
Monument to X. Jteidlcr
Helena , Oct. 22.—The remains of
John X. Beidler, which for the past
few years have reposed in a grave
in the old Benton avenue cemetery,
were yesterday disinterred and taken
to Forestvale cemetery, where the
body of the famous pioneer and vigi
lante was buried. The monument
which is being erected over the grave
of the pioneer will be about twelve
feet high, and of fine granite. On it
will be a bronze tablet provided for
at the recent meeting of the society of
pioneers in Great Falls, which will
bear the following inscription:
'•John X. Beidler, died June 22,
190u, aged fifty-eight years; 3 -7 -77.
Public benefactor, brave pioneer, to
true occasion true. Erected by the
Society of Montana Pioneers." The
figures "3 7-77" were used by the vigi
lantes in early days as a form of sig
nature and soon became the symbol
of that famous organization.
Alleged Smuggler Arrested.
New York . Oct. 22 —What officials
of the custom house declare to be the
largest seizure of smuggled goods
ever made from an incoming passen
ger was made today when diamonds
and other jewels, valued at $25,000,
were taken from Captain S. Gel at, a
retired captain of the French marine
service. Captain Gelat was a passen
ger on the Teutonic. He was arrested
and the jewels were sent to a public
store. He insisted he was not a smug
1er, but that he was bringing the stuff
here for friends. In his declaration
to the customs inspector he said he
had nothing dutiable.
If tlie Ktnliy is Teeth,
Be eure and use that old aud well-tried remedy,
M rs . W in slow *8 S oothing S yrup for children
teething. It soothes the child, eottens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and is the best
remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Residence Property for Sale.
A five-room brick house ou lower Franklin
street, with four lots, barn and outhouses. For
particulars inquire of
J. M. SENIEUR, Fort Bsnton
Horses for Sale.
1 have for sale, at all prices, a bunch of saddle
and work horses, all well broken. Come and
see them.
NICK MICHAELS, Fort. Kenton.
Notice to Taxpayers.
O ffick of T rkasurkk of C hoi tea i' Co.,
F ort B entox , Mont., Oct. s, liH):].
State and county taxes, and those levied by the
cities of Fort Benton, Havre and Chinook, for
year 1903 are now due and payable at the ollice of
the county treasurer, at the court house in Fort.
Benton, Mont. If not paid on or before fi p. m.
Monday, November :»0 11K)3, a penalty of 10 per
cent will be added as required by law, and all
property upon which taxes are then unpaid will
he immediately advertised and sold for said taxes
and costs. Ollice hours !♦ a. in. to 5 p. in.
Treasurer Chouteau County, Mont.
Cattle to Winter.
Wanted, two hundred head of cattle to winter.
Fort Kenton, Mont.
For Sale.
Fine grade yearling rams, bred from thoroiiL'h
bred Ohio Hams. Prices reasonable.
K. K. LYTI.K, Lytie, MoM.
Bucks for Sale.
About fifty two-year-olds from registered Ham
bonillet bucks and high irrade Merino ewes, prio
$S per head. Also fifty head four-year-old ]»:ir*
bred Uambouillets. Address
WM. GUAY, Hiu'Uwood, Mont.
One brown work ni ir
cd living V on left sin
1 wiil pay $5 reward
leading to her recovery
ranch on the Marias.
t i,e
lis. brand
mider ar.ii 3 on left .-title
for any 4- information
oi for the l«-turn to mv
W. A. Ft > W( t E V, '
.'Vvrs, Moat.
Buc^s for Sale.
elainc merino buck:
tlv t->
LKii F::LD r.
W\\i Sandy, Mont.
l the
>>ight U'OO lhs..
\ "nniar
idea J S
X on right thitrh. Will p.r,
Q information which will lei
erv, or I will pay $i:
t'ii near Fort lîenton, M
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• :i left tili.;!
iilit>r:i:ly to
il Ii>hiI to lu>r re
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Gasoline E ng i ne for Sale.
A four horse power gasoline engine, nearly
new and in good condition. Suitable for working
irrigation pump or other machinery. For partic
ulars apply to the River Frese.
Notice to Creditors.
Kstate of «lacob A
Notice is hereby
nunistrator of the
deceased, to the ere
ing claims against
them wit n the net
months after the fi
to the saiiî adn: inis
house, in Fort He
Administrator of i
nouse, deceased.
Dated October Mh, 1H03.
First p*:î hcation
Kanonse, deceased.
given by the undersigned ad
estate ot «);icor»A. Kanouse
iitors of and all persons nu\
the said deceased, to cxkibi
pssary vouchers within fou
■st publication of thi" police
s ollice at the court
;tean countv. Mon
i hoy i .E.
of Jacob A.
itor st !
T. C. Power & Bro.
Fall 1 Winter Clothing
Another large shipment of the
Just received. Positively better fitting and more
stylish in appearance than the majority of made
to-order clothes. All styles, double breast, single
breast, square=cut sack, cutaway sack, and frock
coats, at prices ranging from $10 to $23 the suit.
Overcoats, ulsters, watersheds, from $6.50 up to
Boys' and children's' two and three piece suits
from $1.50 up. Boys' and youths' long pants suits
in greater variety and better values than ever
before shown you.
Made and
teed by
B. Kuppen
heimer & Co.
Clothes £
A raincoat and over
coat combined, a very
dressy coat, warranted
absolutely waterproof.
....FUR COATS....
Not many stores in Hontana carry as large and varied a
stock of fur coats as we do. We bought before the raise, and in
quantity to suit inside prices, enabling us to sell them as cheap
as some of our com pet tors can buy them. Coon, Kangaroo,
Wombat, Domestic Call, Russian Calf, Russian Lamb, Iceland
Buffalo, Black Dogskin, plain and reversible.
... DON'T FORGET....
That we are the only deniers in Fort Benton who sell the Gordon
& Ferguson Coat with their name as a guarantee appearing on
inside lining of coat, and the only line of fur coats with patent
inside leather vest.
Headquarters for Harness and Saddlery
Saddle « Harness Mann facturer.
Agent for the Celebrated
McCormick Mowers, Reapers and Steel Rakes?
Rinding Twin» W anon Sheets, Stockmen's Bed Sheets, Tarpaulins.
üülery Goods of every description
una ara
t •
Best Lin- of
Will manufacture
!_ r oocls in my line ou short notice. Mailorder»
eceive prompt attention.
Reporting, Collecting, Publishing and Rating
in the United States or Canada.
Reference: First National Bank, Duluth

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