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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday 's Daily. H. B. Lewis, of this city, was among 1 the business visitors in Great Falls yesterday. Mrs. Samuel Houston, of Chinook, was among the arrivals in the city this morning. The temperature in this locality last night, according to the various ther mometers, ranged from lti to 20 de grees below zero. Pimples, blotche? and all other spring troubles are cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla—the most effective of all spring medicines. Jos. Rirehberg, of Helena, accom panied by his brother, Julius Hirsh berg, of Choteau, arrived in the city | this morning on a business visit. The civil suit of the Caplice Com mercial Co. vs. E. V. Häuser, which was filed in the district court some, time ago, was dismissed yesterday as settled. Pinal citizenship papers were se cured in the district court today by ! Thomas A. Crossoa, formerly of Can ada, aad Percy Wilson, a uaiive of' England. Attorney Geo. H. Stanton, of Great Falls, was among the arrivals ou the delayed eastbound train yesterday, ! and is attending to business iu the | district court. The Fort Shaw Indian pupils who will appear here Tuesday evening have been giving entertaiuments in ; Butte and Anaconda, where they drew j crowded houses. i You can make use of your Desert ' Right if you invest $100.00 in the Man chester Co-operative Woolen Mill Company, Great Falls, Montana. Write for particulars. * A marriage license was issued today to Ernest D. Johnson and Miss Amanda Baeth, of Cleveland. The latter is a former resident of this city and has many friends here. The city convention will be held this evening in the council chamber at 8 o'clock, the nomination of a citizens' party candidate for mayor being the principal business on the program. Registration for the city election will begin Monday at the office of A. E. Bjerring, at the Grand Union hotel. Every citizen who wishes to vote is required to register prior to the city election. Postmaster Crane has received the necessary supplies for the new por-t office at Lost Lake, and the commis sion of J. O. Patterson as postmaster. The new office will be supplied by special service from this point. It is reported from Havre that the lot formerly occupied by the String fellow drug store has been sold to Simon Pepin for $7,000, or $350 per front foot. It will be the site of a new building for the First National bank. The first issue of the Milk River Valley News, the new journalistic venture recently established at Har lem, has reached this office. It is an eight page paper, and promises to be a worthy representative of the inter ests of eastern Chouteau county. The damage suit of Crossou Bros, vs. Simpson Bros, was on trial be fore a jury in the district court yes terday and today. The plaintiffs claim damages of $1,800 for alleged trespass upon unenclosed school lands which they had leased from the state. Mrs. Geo. Hensen was brought up from Chinook today by Sheriff Buck ley ou a charge of insanity, and had a hearing before a commission com posed of the district judge and two physicians. The patient was com mitted to the asylum at Warm Springs. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * From Monday's Daily. I. S. Frey and F. Prosser, of Chi nook, are among the visitors in the city today. Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, of Chi nook, are among the visitors in the city today, having arrived yesterday. J. C. Elder and P. M. Bosley, of Harlem, were among the arrivals in the city yesterday on court business. Mrs. Chas. E. Duer and grand daughter returned this morning from a visit of several weeks with friends in Seattle and Helena. County Assessor A. E. Lewis, of Chinook, arrived in the city today from a business trip through the east ern part of the county. C. A. Fernald, who has had charge of the electric light plant atLewistown during the winter, arrived in the city yesterday morning for a short visit on his way to Butte. Attorneys E. A. Carleton and J. A. Walsh, of Helena, are attending dis trict court in the interest of parties to the Richard-Jones damage suit which will be tried this week. The Fort Shaw Indian basketball teams and entertainers, who have been making a successful tour in western Montana, will appear at Green's opera house tomorrow evening. A colored boy named Jackson was brought up from Havre today by Dep uty Sheriff Blevins. and placed in jail on a charge of incorrigibility. If the charge is sustained he will be commit ted to the state reform school. Warren F. Barr, formerly propri etor of the Overland hotel in this city, arrived yesterday afternoon from Greenleafton, Minn., where he has re sided since leaving here last fall. Advices from Butte report the sud den death of Captain H. S. Casey, of the Northwest mounted police, who was well acquainted in northern Mon tana. He left his home at Lethbridge a short time ago on official business, and was visiting with his brother in Butte when he was taken seriously sick with pneumonia. The damage suit of Crosson Bros, vs. Simpson Bros., which was on trial Saturday, again occupied the atten tion of the district court today. The jury in the case consists of C. W. Ayres, Jas. H. Roberts, R. Fish, I. N. Fleenor, A C. Ronne, A. West fall, C. H. Green, S. C. Rasmusseu, F. Wallner, F. Tower, C. E. Reigel and 1. ^1. Rogers. Articles of incorporation have been filed in the county clerk's office by the Blackfeet Oil, Land and Development company, the incorporators being J. S. Almas, E. T. Broadwater, L K. Dev lin, Simon Pepin and Geo. T. Sander miu . The company is capitalized at Ü1, 500,000, and according to its arti of incorporation it proposes to <t.'quire yold, coal, copper, oil and all kinds of mineral and agricultural lauds, and engage in various kinds of enterprises. It is stated that $900,000 of the capital stock has been sub scribed by twelve members in the sura of $75,000 each, to be yaid by the transfer to the company of "about 3,000 acres of oil and mineral lands and water rights. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * From Tuesday 's Daily. An election of school trustees will be held in the several districts on Sat urday next, April 2d. Walter Holden, of Gildford, has been appointed supervisor of the new road district recently formed in that part of Chouteau county. A recent marriage reported from Great Falls is that of William Wede king and Miss Jessie Frame, both of Big Sandy. The ceremony was per formed by Justice Safford yesterday. J no. C. Sullivan, county treasurer, is confined to his room by a dislocated shoulder and other injuries caused by falling on an icy sidewalk. He is un der the care of a physician and may not recover from the effects of the acci dent for several days. The Dillon newspapers report sev eral purchases of Beaverhead county beef by Seattle and Butte dealers. The steers sold at $30 to $52 per head, according to age, and cows at $30 to $35 per head, the animals having been hayfed during the winter. The Missouri river at this point opened up for the third time this sea son about 2 o'clock this afternoon, after having been closed for about a week. Parties in town today from down the river a few miles, report that the ice is of sufficient thickness to enable them to cross with teams. Nels Summers and James McGregor, who arrived yesterday from the Arrow creek country, were arrested last even ing on a charge of horse stealing. The complaining witness is Job War ren, who states that the men appro priated one of his saddle horses and used it as a pack animal on their trip to town. The mutton sales in the Chicago market Thursday included another shipment owned by the Benton Sheep company that had been on feed at Winona, Minn. The outfit consisted of 130-pound wethers that sold at $5.30, and 118-pound ewes at $5.10. The Drovers' Journal says these were the highest prices of the season for western sheep. The list of northern Montana oil companies has been increased by the preliminary organization of two new concerns to be known as the Two Med icine Oil company, with headquarters at Browning, and the Great Northern Oil company, with offices at Chester. Among those interested in the latter company are Hon. Geo. B. Bourne, of Hill, and F. B. Wilbur, P. A. Heater, L. Crichton and R. A. Anun son, of Chester. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * TUE .MISSOURI RIVER ROUTE. A Theatrical Company Will Make 3,000 Mile Trip to St. Louis Exposition. A. B. Basco and a company of vaudeville artists are in town today, and will complete preparations for a trip to St. Louis by the Missouri river route which is at present blocked by ice. The large houseboat in which the trip will be made was built here last fall, but as several changes in its equipment are proposed the naviga tion season will probably be open by the time the party is ready to com mence the voyage. A recent news item from Missoula makes this reference to the novel un dertaking: A. B. Basco, the general stage manager at the Gem theater, ha6 resigned his position and will soon start upon oue of the greatest pleasure trips of his life. Plans, which he has had in mind for several months, are about to materialize. He will t,ake a trip on a steamer down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers with a theatri cal company of his own. Mr. Basco and wife leave Monday for Fort Benton, where their boat is awaiting them, and before their return will have passed over 3,000 miles of water and witnessed al'i the sights at the great world's fair at St. Louis At Fort Benton Mr. and Mrs. Basco »ill be joined by Mr. and Mrs Lucas, Frank Bowman aud Mauuei Fernandez. These people and a Chinese cook will constitute the par ty to accompany them on their river tri p. The boat upon which the trip will be made has beeu under course of con struction for some time past, anil was planned by a former partner of Mr. Basco. It is 55 feet in length and will be propelled by a 10-horse-power gaso line entrine. Its name will be "Ben tana," aud this uame will be flaunted in the breeze in bold white letters over a beautiful American flag. The name is a combination of Fort Benton and Montana. The craft will be launched at Fort Benton, just 3,175 miles from St. Louis by the river route, as soon as the weather will permit. Mr. Bas co is most enthusiastic over the pros pects for a d »■ I i y h f u 1 trip, and has been entertaining his frieuds for weeks with stories of the good times he is going to have. The Ward Primaries. There was a good attendance at the citizens' primaries held in the several wards Wednesday evening, although the weather conditions were unusually inclement. There was no rivalry for aklermanic honors in any of the wards, the nomination in each case being made by unanimous vote. The proceedings at each primary follow: FIRST WARD. The meeting organized by electing Dr. J. V. Carroll chairman aud M. J. Joyce clerk. On motion J. Ward Husu was renominated for alderman by unanimous vote, after which the following delegates and alternates to the city convention were elected: Delegates—W. Ii. Early, Jere Sul livan, Dr. J. V. Carroll. Alternates—.1. D. Savage, G. W. Frields, F. A. Flanagan. The ward committee for the ensuing year was named as follows: J no. C. Sullivan, chairman, A. O. DeLori rr.i.'r, Gto. W. Frields. second ward. At the primary in the second ward W. J. Minar was made chairman, and W. M. Green clerk. Louis D. Sharp, who has served two years as alder man, was renominated without oppo sition, and the following delegates and alternates to the city convention were chosen: Delegates—A. L. Lewis, F. M. Pugs ley, N. T. Chemidlin. Alternates—J. B. Rauch, Jos. Sulli van, E. F. Sayre.. , The following ward committee was selected: J. B Rauch, chairman, Geo. W. Crane, F. M. Lepper. third ward. The meeting organized by electing C'has. Lepley, W. K. Harber and Jno. Murphy as judges, the latter acting as clerk. F. E. Stranahan was nomi nated as the citizens' party candidate for alderman by unanimous vote. Delegates—Geo. F. Lewis, W. K. Harber, 1. Hunsberger. Alternates—A. E. Bjerring, Jno. F. Sullivan, Chas. H. Green. Ward Committee—Geo. F. Lewis, chairman, W. K. Harber, John F. Murphy. A resolution was passed extending a vote of thanks to Mayor Evers for his efforts on behalf of good muni cipal government, to which Mr. Evers responded in a few appropriate re" marks. District Court Proceedings. At the Monday session of court Gaither Tyson, charged with cutting a Chinaman in a Havre restaurant, waived the reading of the information and the statutory time in which to plead, and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of assault. The trial of the Crosson-Simpson damage suit was concluded Monday evening, when the case was given to the jury. The latter returned a ver dict for the plaintiffs in the sum of $00, which also carries costs consist ing of court fees and expenses of wit nesses, amounting to about $70 addi tional. The suit of C. W. Hanson vs. Wm. Skillen was continued for the term at cost of the defendant. The case of the Harlem Mercantile Co. vs. Fred Davis and James M. Davis, a suit to recover on an alleged indebtedness, was in progress at the Tuesday session of court, and was given to the jury in the afternoon. A verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for $198.47. The next case is the damage suit of T. C. Richards vs. Geo. Jones, in which the plaintiff seeks to recover $5,000 for assault alleged to have been committed at Chinook. The City Convention. The city convention was held Satur day evening in the council chamber, with a full representation present from each ward. The meeting organized by electing Geo. F. Lewis chairman, and A. L. Lewis secretary. On motion, C. H. Evers was renom inated as the citizens' party candidate for mayor by unanimous vote. A resolution was passed in which the city administration was commended, and expressing appreciation of the service^ rendered by Mr. Evers during the past two years. A city central commiitee was then chosen, consisting of Jno. C. Sul livan, J. B. Rauch and Geo. F. Lewis, after which the convention adjourned. Helena Woman Arrested for Murder. Helena , March 25.—Chief of Police Travis has arrested Mrs. Anna Works, the wife of W. Works, a driver for the Union Meat company, on the charge of murder. It is alleged by the officers at Bloomington, 111., that the woman shot and killed her hus band, Michael Colton, in that city, May 24, 1897. Mrs. Works admits that she was formerly Mrs. Colton, and that her husband was murdered, but claims that she did not kill him. She admits having left immediately after the tragedy. Since then she has been at various places in the west. She married Works in Wyoming, four years ago. The arrest of Mrs. Works was due largely to chance. Some time ago there was a man in Helena, who for merly lived in Bloomington. He was aware of the fact that Mrs. Anna Cul ton was wanted in his town for the murder of her husband, Mike Culton. One day he saw a woman on Main street whom he recognized as Mrs. Culton. He followed her for a little while, but finally lost track of her. He then wrote to the chief of police of Bloomington and told him he had seen Mrs. Culton here. The first Chief of Police Travis knew of the matter was a few weeks ago when he received a letter from the Blooming ton chief, detailing the facts above narrated and giving a description of the woman. The Storm Is General. Salt Lake , March 23.—The storm whi"h yesterday and last night raged along the Pacific coast extends today all over the inter-mountain region from central Arizona arid New Mexico to central Montana. Rain or snow is reported all over the wide desert stretches of Arizona, New Mexico, Xevada aud southern Utah, and the ranges in those states are receiving a sorely ueeded soaking. One effect of the series of storms iu the great Salt Lake valley this win ter, which have resulted in the heavi est precipitation for years, has been a rapid rise in Great Salt lake. The trreat lake since the first of the year has been rising at the rate of six inches a month. Investigating the lleef Trust. Washington , March 23.—The de partment of commerce and labor, through the bureau of corporations,is making an investigation into the oper ations of the so-called beef trust. A part of the investigation is being con ducted in accordance with a resolution drafted by Representative Martin of South Dakota, requesting the depart ment officials to learn the cause of differences in price between beef on the hoof and dressed beef. It was pointed out that the western stockmen believed they were being discriminated against by the trust and that the mar kets of the country were being manip ulated to their detriment. Neither Secretary C'ortelyou nor Commission er Garfield of the bureau of corpor ations will discuss the investigation in any way. There will be no public hearings and publicity will be averted so far as possible. Itrief and Pertinent. Missoulian: No one has thought of it but with the yen as the standard of their money the Japs have a right to be called the yenkees of the east. Anaconda Standard: It is true that Hearst rhymes with first, but it is also undeniable that it chimes per fectly with burst, accurst, and worst. Helena Record: It is estimated that one person in every 575 in the United States is a physician. The propor tion of inventors of patent medicines is not given. Crookston Journal: If Mr. Carne gie doesn't stop giving away millions —$16,000,000 being the total of last year's work—some fool assessor will be asking him how much he has and where he keeps it. Terms of Court, 1904. chouteau county. Tuesday, April 5. Tuesday, July 5. Tuesday, October 25. valley county. Tuesday, May 31. Tuesday, September 27. Saturday, November c. teton county. Monday, June 13. Monday, September 12. Monday, December 12. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press office Funds For Chouteau County Schools. An apportionment of school funds received from the state treasurer has been made by Miss Flanagan, county superintendent, the amount subject to apportionment being $5,874.46. The number of children on the school cen sus rolls is 2,146, and the basis of ap portionment is $2.70 per capita. The amounts credited to the several dis tricts follow: 1. Fort Benton $ 810.00 2. Upper Highwood 126.90 4. Highwood 48.60 5. Teton. 72.90 6. Teton 35.10 7. Marias 56.70 8. Upper Shonkin 70.20 9. Lower Highwood 29.70 10. Chinook 580.50 H. Big Sandy 148.50 12. Harlem..! 270.00 13. Box Elder 145.80 14. Cleveland 137.70 15. Eagle Creek 48.60 16. Havre 1,401.30 Paradise Vallev . . 105.30 153.90 45.90 67.50 159.30 143.10 29.70 59.40 110.70 137.70 48.60 83.00 51.30 59.40 43.20 67.50 89.10 45.90 27.00 62.10 32.40 45.98 62.10 20.70 37.00 13.50 1 18. Clear Creek 20. Teton 21. Coburg 22. Gold Butte 23. Landusky 24. Lloyd. . "... 25. Cypress 26. Warrick Whitlash 28. Highwood 29. East Chinook 30. Wagner 31. Marias 32. Marias 33. Chester 34. Maddux 35. Montau k 36. North Yantic 37. Madras 38. Riedel 39. Judith 40. Beatrice 41. South Yantic 42. Alma Knerville, Joint Dist. Amount unapportioned 80 26 Hay Ranch for Rent. A good hay ranch for rent, located on Missouri river about twelve miles below town. Address MRS. C1IAS. ROWE, Fort Henlon Sheep Shearing Machines. "The Improved Stewart. 1 ' The only reliable one made. Get prices. W. 11. AUSTIN, State Acent, Chinook, Mont. Notice of Special Meeting. Notice is hereby given that h special meeting of the Board of Coiinty Commissioners will be held April (!th, 1904, (and continue April 7th, if necessary,) for the purpose ot hearing the evi dence for and against the establishment of all proposed roads on which viewers' reports were submitted to the Board at its regular March meeting, ai d for the purpose of acting upon any oilier road matters ihat. may be ready for action at the time of holding said sperial meeting. By order of the Board of County Commission ers. E. FRANK SAYRE, Clerk of the Board Fort Benton, Moil'., March 10, 11104. Estrayed. Mouse colo red mare, weight about 750 pounds branded (JRflon left thigh. Reward will ne paid for any M| information leading to recovery. JUHN CAMERON, Gold Butte, Mont Five Dollars Reward. Estrayed —A bay work horse, branded KS on rii;tit shoulder, and about eight years old. pjj Five dollars reward is offered for his return to J. F. PATTERSON, Fort Benton Cattle for Sale. About ."00 head good grade native Idaho stock lattle. For particulars address GEO. A. RICE, Stateline, Iron Co., Utah. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Amelia R. Kendall, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned executor of the will of Amelia R. Kendall, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons Hav ing claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers within four months after the llrst publication of this notice to the said executor at the oillce of the clerk of the district court, Kort Benton, Montana, the same being the place for the transaction of the bnsintsM of said estate in the county of Chouteau. CHARLES O. KENDALL, Executor of the will of Amelia R. Kendall, deceased. Dated March 2!ltb, 11)04. First, publication March 29, 11104. Call for Republican State Conven tion—April 12, 1904. In accordance with established custom», the Republican Slate Central Committee directs th*t a State convention of delegated representatives of the Republican party he held at the City of Helena, State of Montana, at 12 o'clock noon Tuesday, April 12, I!i04, for the purpose of elect ing six delegates and six alternate de.egales to attend the Republican National convention to be held at Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday June 21, 1904, and for the transaction of such' oilier bus iness as may come before the convention. The Republican electors of the several counties and all other electors, without regard to past polit ical aillliatious, who believe in the principles of the Republican party and endorse its policies, are cordially invited to unite under this call in the holding of party primaries and conventions for the purpose of electing delegates and alter nates to Baid convention. Said State convention shall consist of the following number of dele gates for the B.-veral counties: Beaverhead n; Broadwater « •'arbon u Cascade 84 Chouteau 15 Custer 10 Dawson s Deer Lodge iy Fergus 1» Flathead 22 Gallatin 19 Granite 11 Jefferson iu Lewis and Clark 20 Madison 23 Meagher 7 Missoula 3fi Park IB Powell * 11 Ravalli 17 Rosebud ti Silver How 04 Sweet Gras- 7 Teton 11 Valley .s Yellowstone 15 Total, 150 The following rules have been adopted hv the party for the government of the convention : •irst—Delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected to the convention and in the event of a t „ilure of any delegate to attend, the alternate delegate shall cast the vote of the delegate whom he represents. Second—In the absenc* of any delegate is alternate, a majority of the delegation fro» .«at county shall cast the vote of the absentee. Third—In the absen< e of all the delegates and alternate delegates from any county, no vor.« shall be cast from said county. Fourth—In the county in which tlu State con ention is held, no vote shall be cast for an ao pfrit delegate and alternate delegate. Fifth—Delegates and alternate delegates must be Republicans and residents of the county which they represent. Sixth—All notices of contests shall be submit ted in writing, accompanied by a statement Bet ting forth the grounds of contest, which shall be filed with the secretary of the State Central Com mittee at least one day prior to the meeting of the convention. Contests will be acted on by the State Central Committee and reported to the convention for approval. J. B. COLLINS, WILLIAM LINDSAY. Secretary. Chairman THE NEW QHOTEAU HOUSE Everything New and of the Latest and Best. New Art Furniture, Polished Floors, Rugs, Porcelain Baths, Steam Heat, Electric Lights, Etc., Etc. ■ STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS and UP-TO-DATE In Every Particular. JERE SULLIVAN, Prop. The New Overland HOTEL, JNO. T. SNEATH, Prop'r. First-class service. Central location. Hot and cold baths. Furnace heat. Electric lights. Rates : 81.25 and $1.50 pev day. §7.00 per week. FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON Tel, 8 M. P. O. Box IßT. CATARRH THIS REMEDY is sure to GIVE Satisfaction. Sir 's Crem Balm, Give» Ktllffalniice It cleanses, soothes and heals the diseased membrane. It cures catarrn and drives away r- j . cold in the head quick'- |*fll R lib 14 fi An ly. It is absorbed. VWLU -1 Si UHI# ueals a ' d protects the membrane. Restores the senses of taste and smell, ?ull size 50c., at druggists or by mail ; trial size 10c. by mail. kLV BROTHERS, r >H NV'urer. St.. Now YorH fiV'S frAmrcCOl S SM m m JOHN FLEMING Western Agent for the Van Dusen-Harrington Co. of South St. Paul, is pre pared to contract for the delivery of OREGON STOCK CATTLE OR STEERS. Correspondence invited from parties who wish to buy in carload lots and up. Address, JOHN FLEMING, Fort Benton, Mont See .... JOHN SENIEUR About that room you want papered. Call and see the latest style of Wall Paper, Mouldings, Etc. Chase & Patterson, LIVE STOCK BROKERS. FORT B ENTON, Mont. DR. GEO. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST. Fort Benton, Mont. Sroo.liiiH'ii'rt NtifiuiiHl Bank IttiiUling Will be at home office until the 16th of each month. At Chinook from Kith to end of mon th Office in Lohra an Block. SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME TO MINNEAPOLIS ANl) ST. PAUL. Connecting with all railways for New York, Chicago, and all points East and South. Ei stbound Westbound 4:'-!4 a. m BEXTON 3:01 a.m. A. C. BUKCUFIELD, Agent.