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from Wednesday's Daily.
A marriage license was issued today
to Harry E. Bates and Elizabeth B.
Morgan, both of Chinook.
Frank Parmer, of the Benton Hard
ware store, departed this morning for
Helena, where he will enjoy a weeks
furlough in that vicinity.
A suit for divorce has been filed in
the district court by Alice Bellomy
against John L. Bellomy, of Havre.
The plaintiff seeks relief on the ground
of desertion.
Advices from Glasgow state that,
the trial of Frank Hubbard, one of
the men arrested in connection with
the train hold-up conspiracy, resulted
in a verdict of guilty. The jury left
the sentence to the court.
A dispatch from Townsend reports
that an ice gorge has formed in the
Missouri river near that place, cans
ing a flood in the lowlands of that vi
cinity. One of the residents of the
submerged district was rescued by
building a raft.
Chas. Miller, a sheepherder who has
been at St. Clare hospital for the past
two months in a demented condition,
died last evening. Deceased was 44
years old, and prior to being taken
to the hospital for treatment was em
ployed at the Bentou Sheep company
ranch for some time.
B. F. O'Neal, one of the proprie
tors of the Montana hotel at Chinook,
is among the visitors In town. Mr.
O'Neal was at one time associated
with the late John H. Green in the hotel
business, and will stay over tomorrow
to attend the funeral services of his
former business partner and friend.
The west-bound passenger train was
wrecked yesterday afternoon by run
ning into a bunch of cattle near Lan
ark. a few miles east of Culbertson,
the engine and several coaches being
derailed and the engineer and fireman
killed. Traffic on the Great Northern
has been delayed by the wreck, the
west-bound passenger of today bein
reported four and one-half hours late.
From Friday's Daily
A nice line of Bay les' food product
Green Bros. *
Souvenir spoons of old Fort Benton
at Lockwood's.
Reduced prices on sheep-lined over
coats. Green Bros.
Trunks, bags, dress suit eases, good
but cheap, at Green Bro's. *
Swift's premium hams and bacon—
always fresh. Green Bros. *
If your eyes bother you, see Deau,
graduate optician, at. Lockwood's
drug store. *
Frank McDonald and wife, Miss
Jacobson and Miss Atkinson spent
Thanksgiving day at llighwood with
Mrs. T. L. Penrose, of Granite, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Geo. J.
Snook. She was accompanied here
by Mrs. H. F. Laeuger.
After a freeze-up of about two weeks,
the Missouri river at this point was,
running clear of ice today as a result
of the prevailing chinook.
For Sale Cheap—One good wrought
iron rauge: one West l'oint coal stove;
a quantity of second-hand furniture.
Enquire at Chouteau House. *
W. O. Dexter, local agent of the
Acme Harvester company, has been
advised that the reported failure of
that lirm was without foundation.
Frank Hubbard, convicted in the
district court at Glasgow ou a charge
of attempted train robbery, was sen
tenced by Judge Tattan to a term of
two years and nine mouths in the state
Theo, üauielson has sohl his prop
erty in this city, consisting of his resi
dence and lots on 1 laker street to Mrs.
Patrick Whalen. Mr. Danielsou will
Occupy the place during the winter
Jacob Nelson, a resident of the
Highwood country, was killed in a
runaway accident Tuesday, while 011
his way home from Belt. His wagon
was overturned and fell on him, caus
ing almost instant death.
Stock Inspector F. (J. Fells, of Hel
ena, who was recently married in St.
Paul, is in the city today accompan
ied by Iiis wife. Mr. and Mrs. Eells
are returning from the east and will
make their home in Helena.
It is announced that the afternoon
train service between Great Falls and
Havre is to be discontinued, the
change to go into effect after Decem
ber 5. It was so rumored about a
month ago, but at that time tlie report
was denied by railroad officials.
A marriage license has been issued
to L. K. Devlin, a well known business
man of Havre, and Miss Laura E.
Lepper, formerly of this city. A
license has also been issued to Freder
ick Broekway and Edna Wood, of
Harlem, making tili marriage permits
in this county since the first of the
The colored man who stabbed llel
mer Hotlaud at Havre, and who •rives
his name as W m . Cowan, has been
lodged in the county jail to await trial
on a charge of assault with intent to
commit murder. John Meenau and
Fred Smith, charged with changing
and altering a bank bill, are recent
arrivals at the county jail, having
been bound over to the district court.
The Horace K. Turner art exhibit,
which has been on display in the pub
lic school building the past two days,
has attracted quite a crowd of visi
tors. The pictures, for the most part,
are large photographic reproductions
of famous paintings, and cover a vari
ety of subjects. In connection with
the exhibit, there have been musical
entertainments by the school pupils
and others, which were also well pa
The will of the late John H. Green
was filed today in the office of the
clerk of the district court. It was
made in April, 1891, and leaves to the
widow the old family residence on
upper Front street, together with its
contents, for her use and benefit. The
balance of the estate is to be divided
into five equal parts, each surviving
member of the family sharing alike.
The widow of the deceased and his
son Charles are appointed executors
without bonds. The will having been
drawn up by Judge Tattan, he is dis
qualified from hearing the petition for
probate, and Judge Leslie, of Cas
cade county will probably attend court
here for that purpose.
A Well Known Pioneer an J Respected
Resident of Northern Montana.
Vf ter a long illness following an at
tack of paralysis, .John H. Green
passed away soon after 6:30 o'clock
Tuesday evening. It was hoped by
his friends that he would survive the
effects of the paralytic stroke, but
during the past three weeks he gradu
ally lost strength, and it became evi
dent that there was little prospect of
The news of Mr. Green's death will
be received with deep regret and sad
ness by a large circle of friends
throughout Montana. He has been
one of its progressive and respected
residents for a period of nearly forty
years, and during that time has earned
and enjoyed the friendship of his fel
low citizens to a marked degree. His
neighbors and friends esteemed him
as a man of honor and integrity, one
who possessed unusual business abili
ty and energy, and who took great
pride in Iiis home surroundings and
the welfare of the local community.
He was one of the most public spirited
citizens of northern Montana, and his
work in this respect will be remcm-1
bored for many years to come.
John 11. Green was a native of Ohio,
having been born in that r-tate on
J anuary .18, 183(>. His earlier life was
spent in Ohio and Michigan, but when
twenty-three years of age he decided
that the west olVered greater oppor
tunities for a young man who wanted
to make progress. In 185'.) he went to
Colorado where he sohl goods until
lSli-l, at which time he came to Vir
ginia City in Montana. Later he en
gaged in the live stock business. In
18(57 he went to Silver City and open
ed a miners' supply store and for sev
that camp with their merchandise.
Next he removed to Helena and
three years afterwards to Hock Creek,
uear Prickly Pear canyon. In
the latter place he followed the busi
ness of stock raising for three years.
Removiug to Fort Heuton in August,
1881, Mr. Green decided to make his
permaueut home here, and has been a
resident of this city since that date.
He had extensive ranch and livestock
interests, had large investments in
local real estate, was one of the di
rectors of the Stockmen's National
bank, anil was identified with other
important business undertakings. As
proprietor oi the Urauil Union hotel,
Mr. Green became acquainted with a
large number of the traveling public
who had occasion to visit this part of
Funeral ot' the Late John II. tircen
en years he supplied the miners ol
The funeral of the late .I0I111 11.
Green, which was held Thursday
morning, brought together a large
number of the frieuds of the deceased
who wished to pay a last tribute of
respect. In addition to his many fel
low-townsmen there was a large atten
dance of mourners from Great Falls,
Heleua and other parts of the state
making it the largest funeral assen:
setnbiage in this city for niauv yt
Impressive services were held at St.
Paul's Episcopal church, which was
not large enough to accommodate all
who wished to attend.
The pallbearers were Messrs. 1). tl.
Browne, T. A. Gumtnings, John Har
ris, John Fleming, \V. J. Miliar and
\Y. Price, all old-time friends of
the deceased. The casket was covered
with a mass of floral wreaths contrib
uted by sympathizing friends. Along
procession followed the remains to
their last resting place in Riverside
Curd of Thanks.
The family of the late. John 11.
Green wish to extend their sincere
thanks to the many kind frieuds for
the uutiriuiT assistance rendered dur
ing their late bereavmeut, and also
for the many flowers furnished for the
Water right blanks—only correct
form published—for sale at the River
Press office.
i' The Rot' -» ■ »' t • •• '»•
In Central Amer.v-ü in. .v lives the
robber crab, of :n..-r;;üibla size
and somewhat reset;i.a hu^e spi
der. The distance between its extend
ed claws is sometimes as great as
twelve feet. It spends the greater part
of its life on land and climbs the cocoa
nut trees, on the fruit of which it lives
almost entirely. It digs in the ground
deep tunnels and lines them with co
coanut fiber.
When engaged the robber crab can
break a man's limb with its powerful
claws. Animals approaching it too
closely often receive an ugly pinch
which they do not soon forget, and it
is on record that one of these crabs has
captured and tried to drag oft' a goat.
To open a cocoanut the robber crab
removes the bark from the end con
taining the three eyes, one only of
which is easily penetrated, and, having
found this, it revolves the nut against
the point of one of its spindle legs un
til the opening is large enough for it
to insert its great claw. \\ ith this il
breaks the shell, grinds the contents
Into small pieces and carries them to
its mouth.
Marulity Versus Intellectuality.
As a man grows older he perceives
that the moral qualities are worth
good deal more in friendship than the
intellectual finalities and that no bril
liancy of mind, no charm of conversa
tion, can make up for lack of loyalty,
charity and generosity in social inter
course. Young men of brains are dis
posed to value mainly mental power
in other people, and it is a human
quality to forgive much in men and
women of genius. This is a false ap
preciation of the respective values of
mentality and the moral qualities. The
time comes when a man learns that
unselfishness and affection are better
in wife or friend than intellectual pow
er accompanied by intense self love.
Fortunate the man who does not come
to this knowledge too late.—San Fran
cisco Bulletin.
The Foam on Soda Water.
Foam is a natural product, being
caused by t ho escape of air or gas from
a viscid liquid. In the case of soda
water it is the escape of the carbonic
acid gas from the sweetened beverage
that causes the attractive sparklin;
appearance, but the sweetened water
alone would give rise to but a small
quantity of foam, as the gas would
too easily escape. In order to prevent
this some mucilaginous substance is
usually added to the sirup, which ren
ders the mass more viscous, so prevent
ing the gas from escaping and produc
ing the attractive head of foam sc
familiar to all.
The \0.M0.
Use the nose to breathe through and
not the mouth. In winter and spring
particularly must this care be taken.
If the mouth is kept open large drafts
of cold air rush directly in upon the
lungs, chilling the body almost in
stantly. If the mouth is kept shut the
air can reach the lungs only by the
circuit of the nose and head, and it be
comes warmed before reaching the
lungs. It is asserted that the reason
the American nose is becoming more
and more narrow is owing to the rcpre
hensive habit of breathing through the
mouth rather than following the inten
tion of nature.
UllNNillTlM «N Llnguixts.
Every educated Russian knows three
languages besides his own and many
of them four. Knowledge of the Eng
lish, French and German languages is
considered necessary to culture. A fam
ily having small children employs two
to four governesses, from whom the
children learn foreign tongues before
they are taught the more difficult Rus
sian. This command of language makes
possible the fact that Russians have a
better knowledge of the world's affairs
than any other people.
The Serpent*»» Venom.
A physician while talking with
group of friends remarked: "It is com
mon to hear people speak about poison
ous serpents. Serpents are never poison
ous; they are venomous. A poison can
not be taken internally without bad
effects; a venom can. Venoms to be
effective have to be injected directly
into the circulation, and this is the
manner in which the snakes kill.
Their venom taken internally is innoc
Diet null Alcohol.
Careful observations have shown
again and again that there is an inti
mate relation between diet and alco
holism. especially that tea, coffee and
condiments lead to the use of alcohol.
It has also lux 1 11 demonstrated that
flesh eating creates a thirst for alco
holic beverages and an appetite for to
bacco. the use of which almost invari
ably leads, sooner or later, to the use
Df alcohol in one form or another.
I lit ros poet ion.
One can accomplish but little when
(11 is said. for. make no mistake about
If, however much we pose and strut in
llie world, in the solitude of our own
studies there are few of us but know
how the faults and blemishes of our
rral't stand out and stare us in the
face to remind us that we are small
enough and halting enough to be al
ways learning, never quite gloriously
A little chap four years of age met
«vita the misfortune to have his hat
blown into the river. When he reached
home his father said to him:
"It's a wonder you didn't blow over
board too."
"1 couldn't." was the quick response.
"I was fastened to my feet!"—Presby
Praise undeserved
fnlse.— Tîroadhurst.
satire in dis
Convicted of Peonage.
Savannah , Ga., Nov. 24.—In the
United States court today Edward J.
McR.ee, Frank McRee and William
McRee of Valdosta, entered a plea of
guilty to thirteen indictments, charg
ing them with peonage, and the court
sentenced them to pay a fine of 81,000
in two of the cases and suspended sen
tences in the others. In sentencing
them Judge Speer said that in discus
sing the race question in the south,
"some talk wildly and extravagantly
of the shot gun policy, but they do
not represent the higher classes of the
Billings , Nov. 25.—The jury in the
case of John Smith against the North
ern Pacific Railway company brought
n a verdict last night in favor of the
plaintiff. The verdict gives Smith all
he asks for, $1,950. Smith sued for
damages on account of being put olï a
The Fight Will be Bitter.
Those who will persist in closing
their ears against the continual rec
ommendation of Dr. King's New Dis
co very for Consumption will have a
long and bitter fight with their trou
bles, if not ended earlier by fatal ter
mination. Read what T. It. Beall, of
Beatl, Miss., has to say; ''Last fall
my wife had every symptom of con
sumption. She took Dr. King's New
Discovery after everything else had
failed. Improvement came at once
and four bottles entirely cured her."
Guaranteed by D. G. Lockwood, drug
ist. Price 50c, and 81. Trial bottles
If the Hal»y is* Cutting Teeth,
lie sure and use that old and well-tried remedy,
Mils-. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething. It soothes the child, eottens the gums,
allayB all pain, cures wind colic and is the best
remedy for diarrhcea. Twenty-live cents a bottle.
All persons having claims against the county
of Chouteau for the quarter ending Nov. 30, 1903,
must file the same, properly sworn to, with the
clerk of the board of county commissioners on
or before the first Monday in December (Dec. T),
1903, or said claims will not ne considered at the
December meeting of the board. Bills for ser
vices rendered or materials furnished after No
vember 30 will not be considered at said meeting.
JBy order of the board of county commissioners.
Clerk of the Board.
I ort Benton, November 23, 1903.
Notice to Stockholders.
The regular annual meeting of the stockholders
of the River J'ress Publishing Co. will be held at
the company's office in Fort Benton, Mont., on
Monday, December 7th, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock p.
in., for the purpose of electing aboard of trus
tees to serve for the ensuing year, :.nd for the
iction of any otlie. business that may come
I before the meeting. #
N. T. CIIEMLDLIN, Secretary.
>air of gray horses branded p- Lou right
jaw. $15 reward for return to our ranch on the
Teton, or £5 for information leading to their re
Great Falls, Mont.
Situation Wanted.
..'anted—By a young man of 24, position as
bookkeeper or assistant bookkeeper in a Mon
tana town. Any kind of business but general
store preferred.* Two years experience in book
keeping; good recommendation from present
■inplovers. Object for change, desire to go to
Montana. Address F. A. Ilavel, 1503 Chestnut
Minneapolis, Minn.
Bucks for Sale.
t»alp cheap, 100 bucke, gratis merino and
n. Address
L. D. l'UUSLEY, Miirian, Mont.
E stray.
(inn brown work mare, weight 1,200 lbe. braml
;d Hying V on left shoulder iyi(l 3 on left stille.
1 will pay reward for any 4 information
leading to her recovery or for the return to my
ranch on the Marias. \V. A. FOKGEY,
I'eters, Mont.
Gasoline Engine 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 Hiver Press.
Order to Show Cause.
In the district court of the Twelfth judicial dis
trict of the state of Montana, in and for the comi
ty of ('houteau.
* hi the matter of the estate of Albert rebeliuan,
.J. Ward lluse, the administrator of the estate
I of Albert lebeliuan, deceased, having tiled his
I petition herein praying for an order of sale of
all the real estate of i aid decedent, for the pur
poses therein set forth:
In is therefore ordered by the said court that
lall persons interested in the estate of said de
ceased appear before the said court on Tuesday,
the C-M day of December, HiOtt, at lo o'clock in
I the forenoon <»r s>id day. at the coui t room of
said court, at the Court* ho.i-e in Fort Benton.
I county of Chouteau, to show cause w;-y an order
should not be granted to the siiiil administrator
» sell so much of the real es ate <»f the said de
based as shall be necessary.
And that a copy of this order be published at
least once a weel for f our sncce.-sive we. ks in
the Hiver l'ress, u newspaper printed and pub
lished in said Chouteau county.
,1 udire of the Distr ct Cot.rt.
Dated November 11, ll'dä.
Proposals for Care of County Poor,
Sealed proposals will be received at the otlice of
he county clerk of Chouteau county, Montana, up
I to the hour of o'clock, a. m , Tuesday, Deceui
S, 11K)M, tor i:.e performance of the following
of tin 4 county sick, poor an
e week, t\> include the
edin^, clothing, washing ami ir.endim
as the burial expei^es of all pair ers dyi
under contractor's care, for the periot
1, lt'OI, to ,1
Bids to show rate p^r capita \
apita, by
-, as well
1LT while
! of one
muary 1,
>er wee for
persons under medical attendance, and for per
sons not under medical attendance
Second. For medical attendance and sur u'
services upon the county sick, poor and intirm and
inniate< ot the county jail of Chouteau county,
for tin» period of one year, vi/.., from January, 1,
liHM. to «January 1, UHV». said services to include
all post-mortem examinations ordered by the
county attorney, all exnert testimony required In
said county or its judicial otlicers in behalf of
said county, :uid all examinations into tlie sanity
of any person when subpienaed by the district
judire to appear and inquire into such cases; also
all surgical dressings, etc., that may be required
Each bidder is to state the sum separately for
which he, or they, will attend the sick, etc!, for
the periotl s' t ecitied, and the amount for which
tliev will perforin such autopsy when ordered by
the county attorney or other proper officers. Said
services are to be performed within a radius of
twenty miles from Fort Benton, Mont., without
mileage or other extra charge.
Third. For all medicines reouired by said
county shk, poor and intirm and inmates of the
countv jail from January 1, liKM, to January 1,
v.m. '
Separate pioposals are invited for each of th
above. The right is reserved to reject any or
bids. Proposals to be addressed to the county
clerk and propeilv marked on the outside to in
dicate what they aie.
By order of the board of county commissioners
E. FRANK SAYKE, County Clerk.
Fort Benton, Mont., Nov. 2, U'03.
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
Gun ran
leeu by
B. Kuppen
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 competitors can buy them. Coon, Kangaroo.
Wombat. Domestic Calf, Russian Calf, Russian Lamb, Iceland
Buffalo, Black Dogskin, plain and reversible.
That we are the only dealers 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
T. C.
Saddle «iHaraess Manufacturer.
Agent for the Celebrated
McCormick Viowers, Reapers and Steel Rakes?
vir.-. \Va,you Sheets, Stockmen's Bed Sheets, Tarjanline.
of Saddlery Goods of every description
Standard Bind it; l '
Best Ivm
C-/' Will mauufar
w i ] 1
troods in my line on short notice,
v'.five prompt attention.
Mail ordere
; v A k
Reporting, Collecting, Publishing and Rating
in the United States or Canada.
909 TORKEY lîlll. DING
Write fc terms. 'Reference: First National Bank, Duluth

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