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CITY AND STATE.
From Wednesday's Doily. Send your watch and jewelry repair work to D. G. Lock wood' s jewelry store. * Final citizenship papers were se cured in the district, court yesterday by Miss L. K. Sutherland, of the Mar ias, whoäe place of birth was given as Ceylon. Attorney F. Kerr, of St. John's, N. B., was attending 1 district court today as the accredited representative of the eastern heirs of the late William Mc Masters, of Warrick. A news item from Lewistown re ports the marriage of J. M. Ralston and Miss A. Truchot, formerly of Cboteau, who will make their home at the Fergus county seat. W. T. Perham, the Butte contractor who secured the contract for repair ing the foundation of the court house, is shipping in several carloads of granite preparatory to commencing work. County Surveyor Merrifield, who returned today from the Milk river country, reports that it is impossible to do road viewing 1 work in that sec tion because of the deep snow and cold weather. Among the divorce suits in the dis trict court of Cascade county is that of Nora Davies vs. John V. Davies, a former resident of Teton county, the complaint charging cruelty. The par ties to the suit were married last Oc tober. The citizens of Chinook have form ed a commercial club composed of business tuen who propose to advance the interests of their home town. The officers of the organization are: Stephen Carver, president; L. V. Bogy, vice-president; Charles E. Owens, secretary and treasurer. A dispatch from Culbertson says the remnants of the Jones gang of outlaws have returned to Valley county, and are supposed to be in hiding near the headwaters of Poplar creek, close to the international line. The sheriff of Valley county will probably organize another expedition of man hunters as soon as weather conditions moderate. Advices from Great Falls report the death of Mrs. George Gould at Columbus hospital, where she was under treatment for consumption. The deceased was married to Mr. Gould last December after securing a divorce from her former husband, Joha Reeves, aud it is alleged that the marriage was the cause of the whitecapping attempt on Highwood a few weeks ago. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $l.-")0. Satisfaction guaranteed. * From Thursday'sDaily. E. W. Harris, of Peters, is amoug thi visitors in the city today. J. 13. Ritch and Charles Stoddard, of Lewistown, arrived in the city this morning on the delayed stage. The Missouri river at this point was frozen over again last night, making the third freeze-up since the commence ment of the present winter season. A dispatch from Glasgow reports a snowfall of about twelve inches in that part of Valley county, and. the tem perature ranging down to 20 below zero. C. T. Groves, of Great Falls, who was attending court as a witness iu the Hinderager case, was taken seri ously sick last night and will return home on the delayed train this even ing. The westbound passenger due here at three o'clock this morning is re ported to be snowbound near Verona, about eight miles west of Big Saudy. There are big snowdrifts in many of the railroad cuts and all trafic is de layed. Arrivals from the Marias country report that a large number of cattle have drifted into the breaks and cou lees where there is less snow than on the open rauge, and most of them are in fairly good condition for this time of year. A suit for divorce has been com menced in the district court of Cas cade county by Ella Pledge against Richard Pledge, of Hinsdale, the com plaint alleging cruelty. The parties were married here a little over two years ago. It is reported from Havre that the reform element of that city has nomi nated a ticket with L. Newman at its head as candidate for mayor. It is understood that the "vindicators" wili also put a ticket in the field, and a lively contest will probably follow. The heavy snowstorm that appears to have reached all parts of northern Montana last night is the cause of considerable anxiety to stockmen. Both cattle and sheep have been weak ened by the long spell of winter that commenced the first week in February, and in many cases the hay supply has been completely exhausted. There will be heavy losses of livestock un less a strong chinook gives quick re lief from the present unseasonable aud threatening conditions. J. P. Lee, who arrived in town to day from the Marias, informs us that no mail has been received at Peters postoffice since February 22 the bad weather conditions making travel al most impossible. The Peters post office is served from Big Sandy, 28 miles distant, and with eight inches of crusted snow on the prairie the mail service has been temporarily abandoned. Mr. Lee brought the out going Peters mail to this city and sent it to Big Sandy today, and will return with mail received from Big Sandy tomorrow. From Friday'6 Daily Mrs. Geo. H. Taylor left this after noon on the delayed eastbound train for Chinook, where she will visit with her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Towner. Percy Wilson, W. J. Wilcox, F. A. Crosson, D. Crosson and John Brown, all of Havre, arrived in the city this morning to attend the present term of district court. A number of Great Falls people are interested in a new mining proposition recently discovered at the head of Satre creek, near Utica. They have incorparated a company with a capi tal stock of $200,000. The home workers of the First Pres byterian church will sell home made cakes, rolls, pies and bread at the Flanagan building tomorrow after noon. A sale of these articles will be held every Saturday afternoon in the future. Warren Morrow, son of Malcolm Morrow, of this city, met with a pain ful accident yesterday while riding on the Shonkin, his horse falling with him and crushing his foot. Several of the small bones were dislocated or broken and the patient will be under the care of a physician for some time. The civil suit of the Harlem Mer cantile Co. us. Fred and James Davis was to have been tried in the district court this morning, but as witnesses were delayed by a suspension of train service the matter was postponed. The suit of Crosson Bros. vs. Simp son Bros, was before the court this afternoon. The weather bureau reports that the recent heavy snowstorm was general throughout Montana and adjoining states. Advices from Butte state that more snow has fallen in that vfcinity the past six months thau for several preceding winters. The total snowfall during the winter has been nearly ninety inches. A Washington dispatch states that Director W alcott, of the geological survey, has assured Representative Dixon that engineers will be sent to Motftana within the next six weeks to make final report on the feasibility of the proposed dam to divert the water from St. Mary lake into Cut Bank and thence into Milk river in northern Montana. There appears to be some doubt as to the reliability of the news announc ing the death of Ernest F. Browne in New York, which was given in a Medicine Hat newspaper. The only information received by Mr. Browne's friends in this city is that he was ser iously sick the last week in February, aud advices that have reached Great Falls state that he left a New York hospital on March 19. It was his in tention to return to England, and he may have sailed on that date. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.00. Satisfaction guaranteed. * District Court Proceedings. Further testimony in the trial of Carl Hinderager was giveu in the dis trict court Thursday afternoon, when Richard Myers, Edward Hogan and Sheriff Benner were recalled by the prosecutiou. The story told on the stand by the accused was contradicted by Edward Olson, the co-defendant, who admitted that he took part in the rob bery and implicated Hiuderager in the matter. The defense called four wit nesses to testify to the good reputa tion of the defendant aud impeach the testimony of Olson, aud after instruct ions by the court and addresses by counsel the case was given to the jury. The latter returned a verdict of not guilty after deliberating about an hour. Hinderager has quite a boyish appearance and is about 1!) years old, while Olson is seven years his senior, and the jury concluded that the latter was the only one responsible for the robbery. It is understood that Olson will plead guilty. The conclusion of the Hiuderager trial disposed of eleven cases ou the criminal docket, iu ten of which the defendants were either convicted or pleaded guilty. Iu the case of Gaither Tyson, who is under arrest for cutting a Chinaman at Havre, the county at torney will tile an information charg ing assault. Edwin Williams, charged with forgery, may be a case for the iusaue asylum, as the authorities be lieve he is mentally unbalanced. Trasetly Averted. "Just in the nick of time our little boy was saved, " writes Mrs. W. Wat kins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneu monia had played sad havoc with him and a terrible cough set iu besides. Doctors treated him, but he grew worse every day. At lenirth we tried Dr. Kind's New Discovery for Con sumption. aud our darliug was saved. He's now sound and well." Every body oujjht to know, it's the only sure cure for coughs, colds and all lung diseases. Guaranteed by D. G. Lock wood. Druggist. Price ôOc. and $1. Trial bottles free. MONTANA NEWS BKIEFLF.TS. A Budget of Readable Short Items from Various Parts of the State. Helena , March 22.—Gov. Jos. K. Toole has appointed Chas. B. Catlin. of White Sulphur Springs to member ship on the board of stock commis sioners, to succeed Len Lewis, who died recently. Mr. Catlin 'sterm will expire March 5, 1905. Billings , March 22. —The Northern Pacific company has conveyed to Da vid Fratt, 3,300 acres of land in the northern part of Yellowstone county. Mr. Fratt is an extensive cattleman and owns several townships in the same locality. The price paid was about $1 per acre. Helena , March 22.—At the meeting of the state board of examiners the bills of the prison contractors and asylum contractors for the past month were audited and ordered paid. The bill of Conley & McTague, for keeping the convicts, was $7,416, there being 447 prisoners in the penitentiary. There are 560 inmates of the asylum, and Mitchell & Mussigbrod's bill for the month was $12,833. Billings , March 22.—Mystery sur rounds the disappearance of T. A. Williams, who was clerk of the dis trict court of Yellowstone county, and was last heard of in San Francisco, March 5. There has been no trace of the missing man since then. Will iams' description has been wired to the chiefs of San Francisco and Den ver. Gkeat Falls , March 22.—Alexan der Carmichael, an old-time sheep herder of this part of the state, who has worked about Great Falls for many years, and who Is better known as "Strong-Arm Scotty," has fallen heir to an estate in Scotland valued at $10,000. He is now on his way to Calgary, expecting to secure identifi cation papers in that place, which will help him to secure the estate. Butte , March 22.—Olive Gilman had an unusual experience for a young woman about to become a bride. Ar rested in Great Falls Monday on a charge of incorrigibility, brought back to Butte and today married to the man she had known but four days, is the story in brief of the develop ments that quickly followed Charles Oilman's determination to punish his daughter for running away from home. She was married today to John Calla han, a Great Falls gambler. Miles City , March 23.—The annual convention of the Eastern Montana Woolgrowers association will be held in Miles City on the 18th day of April. 1904. All persons interested, whether members of the asociation or not, are invited to attend. Billings , March 23.—Local papers publish rather sensational accounts of the disappearance of T. A. Wil liams, clerk of the district court, sta ting that Mr. Williams is short in his land agency accounts to the extent of $2,500 or more, attributing his losses to unsuccessful gambling. Kalispell , March 23.—Train No 3, the westbound passenger, was" wrecked today at Kilroy, near Brown ing, at the east end of the snowshed, by running into the snowplow which was at work at that point. The storm which has been raging prevented a clear view, and to that fact the collis ion is due. Three men on the passen ger train were injured, one having his collarbone broken, and the other two were bruised. Butte , March 23.—Very good pro gress was made in the federal court today in the hearing of the Hein/.e contempt proceedings before Judge Beatty. On the previous day most of the time was taken up with law argu ments, but today the entire day was spent in taking the testimony of wit nesses for the Butte & Boston com pany, tending to show that, recent mining operations had been carried on withiu the eu joined territory, by or under the directiou of the defendants. Miles City , March 23.—Frank Smith of Wibaux, who was in the city Monday, made the statement that iu the interests of Mr. Wibaux aud himself he had been feeling of the sheep market iu Montana, with a view to stocking the 30,000 acres of land owned by Mr. Wibaux north of the town of Wibaux with sheep. One hun dred thousand yearling wethers were wanted, but neither the number could be found nor was the price low enough to warrant a promising investment. Nothing further will be done until Mr. Wibaux arrives from Paris. STOt.lv RAISING IX ALASKA. Conflicting Views Indnstn as to the Futur» in the North. An item that has been going the rounds of the newspapers is advertis ing Alaska as a livestock country, and sa\s several herds of stock cattle will be shipped there the coming season. The item is to this effect: "Stock raising is becoming an im portant Alaskan industry, and withiu a very few years it is probable that regular shipments of cattle for export will be made The extensive areas of rich growths of grass and the absence of storms iu the winter make many sections of the country ideal places for ranching. The winters of Alaska are more hospitable thau those of the great plains of Wyoming, Montana and some parts of-Nevada, and in the dead of winter horses and cattle can be worked without fear of being froz en. The temperature frequently is very cold, but there are no rtorms. Several large stock growers of Wash ington state are planning to convert the Aleutian islands into vast cattle and sheep rangen, which will surpass in extent the rapidly diminishing ranges of Montana and Texas." According to the Seattle Post-Intel ligencer, however, practical stockmen who have investigated the matter are not booming Alaska as a livestock country. The Seattle paper says: C. W. Thebeau, a Montana stock man. who has been engaged in ship ping stock to Alaska for several years, gives it as his conclusions that islands of that country are only adapted to stock raising in a small way aud that the mainland, as a rule, does not offer inducements to stock growers. He has spent considerable time and money in the effort to show Alaska will become a stcckraising country. For the past seven years Mr. The beau has been one of the best known 3tockmen trading with Alaska. He has spent seven years in the Dawson meat trade, taking cattle in on the hoof and shipping beeves by boat. Before going to Alaska, Mr. Thebeau was engaged in the stock business in Montana and Idaho, so as both a shipper and stock raiser he is familiar with the market. Mr. Thebeau has been convinced for some time that the mainland is not adapted to cattle raising. One of the most serious drawbacks in the interior is the severe winter, that would necessitate a long period of feeding. District Court Proceedings. The trial of W. D. Wells, the third member of the gang charged with rob bing J. H. Brady at Havre, was in progress in the district court Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, the jury consisting of E. E. Bitzer, Chas. H. Green, G. W. Frields, Finlay Tower, W. R. Early, C. Wareham, A. West fall, C. W. Ayres, Fred Glinke, John Cameron. J. F. Sullivan and C. A. Keller. The accused was defended by Attorney F. E. Stranahan. Most of the testimony was similar to that given in the cases of Samuel E. Wells and Frank Allen, the accused being identified by J. H. Brady, the man who was robbed, as one of those who were with him before he lost con sciousness. Some of the witnesses testified that the defendant claimed to be short of funds prior to meeting Brady, and that the morning after the robbery he deposited three $20 bills with K. A. Hinote. According to Mr. Brady, part of the stolen money con sisted of bills of this denomination. About a dozen witnesses testified for the prosecution, and Chas. Crepeau, William Kerr and the accused himself were placed on the stand by the de fense. The case was given to the jury at a late hour Wednesday after noon. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year fcr $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * District Court Proceedings. The jury in the William D. Weils case retired about three o'clock Wed nesday afternoon, and after deliber ating over two hours returned a verdict of guilty. The clerk was directed by the court to return to J. H. Brady the stolen watch that had figured in the case, which was immedi ately done. The case of Carl Hinderager, charged with robbing a sheep camp was then taken up. It is alleged that the accused and Edward Olson broke into Richard Myers' cabin uear the western boundary of Chouteau county, and stole a guu, a quantity of canned goods and other articles It was sup posed at the time that the scene of the robbery was located in Cascade coun ty, and the parties suspected of the crime were arrested and placed in jail at Great Falls. It was subsequently claimed that the cabin was un the edge of Te'. on county and the prison ers were transferred to Chouieau, but later developments established the geographical location a- territory of Chouteau county and the deleudauts were brought here to await trial. The jury selected to try the case con sists of J. II. Roberts, C. A. Smith, S. C. Rasmus-en, Martin Katie, .J. M. Davis, Fred Walner, A. Riffen berg, I. N. Fieenor, I. M. Rogers, Richard Fish, \V. S. Conan aud A. C Ronne The tincu-ed .vas defended by Attorneys B. L Powers and H. U. Ewiug. Testimony for the prosecutiou was giveu by Richard Myers, George Milue, Edward Hogan, Sheriff Beu uer, of Cascade county, and others. The evideuce showed that the robbery took place about December 27, aud tended to connect, Hinderaser and Oleson with the affair. E. H. Hiuder ager, father of the accused, testified ou behalf of his son, and the latter went on the witness stand and told a somewhat contradictory story when questioued by the prosecuting at torney. Book Fine and Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press office Ready for The Easter Rush... New Goods Pouring in Daily. Spring Exhibition. Correct Styles. Rich Display of the Host Approved Waists, Neckwear, Veiling, Belts, Auto Bags, Lace Collars and Everything Ready-to-Wear, as well as aflost Interesting Groupe of Handsome Dress Goods, Silks, Trimmings, Wash Goods, Waistings, Linens and Fancy Novelties NEW LACES. EMBROIDERY AND WHITE GOODS. N ew S kirt s.... 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