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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday'« Daily. Geo. H. Wilber, Presbyterian min ister of Manhattan, arrived in the city this morniDg. Jos. Vanden Heuvel and wife, J. Y. Warren and Geo. S. Koerr. of Kaerr ville, are among the visitors in the city today. A decree of divorce was granted in the district court yesterday in the case of Thomas Christensen vs. Phoebe Christensen. Scrofula is a bad thing to inherit or acquire,' but there is this about it— Hood's Sarsapat'illa completely cures even the worst cases. The warm temperature of today and the appearance of robins in this locality, is accepted as evidence that spring has arrived. Thomas Shanks, of Big Sandy, is among the visitors in town today, having arrived on the delayed west baund train this morning. D. J. Chadwick, special agent of the general land office, was in town today, in connection with final proof hearings before U. S. Commissioner Boyle. Charles Wilson, who has been em ployed at the Grand Union hotel and Green Bros, store for several months past, left this morning accompanied by his wife and family for Cut Bank, Teton county. The trial of the Richards-J ones damage suit, which was commenced in the district court Tuesday afternoon, was concluded today, the case beinjr griven to the jury at the close of the morning session. The residents of the Wild Horse lake couniry, near the boundary line north of Havre, are circulating a pe tition for better mail facilities. They request that a postoffice be established there, to be known as Lake postoffice. The present term of district court, which convened January 26, was closed today, and the April term will begin Tuesday morning. There will proba bly be no jury until the June term, unless there is an unexpected accumu lation of criminal business. Andrew Stoker, who was arrested on a charge of petit larceny, was found truilty in Justice Sullivan's court this afternoon and sentenced to thirty days in jail. Sentence was sus pended for 24 hours to give him the alternative of leaving town. The monthly report of the U. S. as say office at Helena shows that Fergus county is the greatest gold producing county in Montana. The total gold receipts of the assay office last month were $205,239, and of this amount Fer gus county contributed $122,122. At the coroner's inquest held yes terday afternoon over the remains of the late James Daly a verdict of death from natural causes anéçexposure was returned by the jury. ;The members of the jury were: A. E. ïftêai? ish ' A - A. McCauley. Chas. Crep.f or James No lan, Wm. Harrison and Jos. Vinton. At a meeting of the city council held last evening Wm. Brinkman was ap pointed city marshal to succeed Har ry Reichers, resigned, and Geo. Ulrich was appointed engineer at the city water works, to take the place of Harry Gilmore. The latter will leave tomorrow morning for Seattle, where he has accepted a position as engi neer in that city. Register mail your wateh to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for 81.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * From Monday's Daily. Sam J. Kelly, of the Marias, is among the visitors in the city today. Mrs. A. D. Smith, of Havre, arrived in the city this morning for a short visit with her son, H. C. Smith. Sheriff John Buckley, who has been ill for several days with the grippe, was taken to St. Clare hospital last evening to receive medical attention. Miss Mattie Rumney, of Cascade, arrived from the west yesterday morn ing, and is visiting with her friend, Miss Nora Sullivan. Wm. Davis Jr., and wife, of Great Falls, arrived in the city yesterday morning and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davis Sr. The Easter offering at St. Paul's Episcopal church yesterday amounted to nearly $300, which will be applied to the rectory building fund. The school election held in this city Saturday afternoon resulted in the election of John Harris and Dr J. V. Carroll, who received a large major ity of the votes cast. J. Ward Huse, who returned yester day from Chester, brings word that the range between the Marias and the railroad was still covered with about six inches of snow Saturday. A dispatch from Malta says the dead body of M. Goggin, a sheep herder, has been found near the Larb hills. He is supposed to have been frozen to death in the storm of last week. Advices from Medicine Hat report the prevalence of mange among cattle and horses in that section. The gov ernment authorities are advising that the disease can be cured by a lime and sulphur dip. Parties from the Teton state that the ice in that stream broke up Saturday night, and gorges were formed in sev eral places. Several of the bottoms were flooded, but so far as known there was no serious damage. The Fort Benton amateurs will ap pear at Green's opera house this even ing in "Why Smith Left Home." Music will be furnished by Pinkerton's orchestra, and a dance will be given at the close of the entertainment. The Drovers' Journal reports that another mutton shipment of the Ben ton Sheep company sold at good prices last week. One load of wethers averaging 139 pounds sold at $5,45, and ewes averaging 117 pounds at $5.25. James M. Murry and Miss Letitia M. Shaw, of Highwood, were united i i marriage at noon today in the par i rs of the Choteau House by Justice S illlvan. The ceremony was witness eo by a few friends of the contracting parties. It is reported from Havre that L. K. Devlin and M. J. Keckler were chosen as school trustees at the elec t ou held in that city Saturday, but there was a tie vote for the other trustee to be elected, M. J. Healy and A H. Stadum each receiving 290 votes. J. M. Stevens, of C'rookston. Minn., «a- in town today, to solicit ship ments of potatoes to the St. Paul mar ket. Mr. Stevens sa.ys the past winter in northern Minnesota was the coldest in 38 years, the minimum temperature ranging from 29 to 40 below zero for six weeks straight. The jury in the Richards-Jones dam aye suit rendered a verdict in the dis trict court late Saturday afternoon, awarding the plaintiff $1,000, but upon being polled five of the jurors stated they did not agree with the verdict, which was threupon declared to be irreg ular and further deliberation became necessary. The jury later returned a unanimous verdict for Mr. Richards for $700, which carried costs amounting to $182.30. Attorney Walsh, on be half of the defendant, immediately gave notice of appeal. 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. H. B. Penland, a horse buyer of Medicine Hat, N. W. T., is among the arrivals in the city today. J. H. Dailev of Helena is a business visitor in the eitv today, having ar rived from the west this morning. Dr. Geo. H. Taylor returned this morning- from Chinook, where he lias been for the past few days attending to business matters. It is reported from Chinook that Bert Graham, a rancher of that vicin ity, was killed by being thrown from his wagpn while crossing an irriga tion ditch. A marriage license has been issued to G. W. Christofferson, of Landusky, and Mary Trinkle, of Zortman. A license has been issued at Great Falls to J. B. Ramstad, of Harlem, and Miss S. Heregstad, of Chinook. A dance will be given at the Grand Union hotel on Friday evening, April 8. 1904, by the proprietors, Messrs Erubleton & McGraw. There will be good music in attendance, and all are cordially invited. Admission free. * A dispatch from Washington says Congressman Dixon has presented to the secretary of the interior a petition adopted at a mass meeting of the peo ple of Milk River valley at Chinook, Mont., protesting against the diver sion of the waters of Milk river by the citizens of Canada. The announcement of the death of Ernest F. Browne, which appeared in the Medicine Hat News about two weeks ago, prxives to have been incor rect. A letter was received from Mr. Browne today by one of his Fort Ben ton friends, which was dated from New York on Friday of last week, and which related to matters of personal interest only. Great Falls Leader: Nick O'Brien is in receipt of a letter from George B. McLaughlin, formerly of this city but now in Edmunton. Mr. McLaugh lin was at one time agent of the Black feet and went north from that place. He is at present foreman for Hislop & Nagle, a firm of traders with fourteen posts in the north and three steamers. McLaughlin will leave for the Arctic circle in a couple of weeks with 120 tons of goods for the north trade. Under Sheriff Pepin and Deputy Sheriff Blevins left this morning for Deer Lodge, having in charge Sam uel E. Wells and W„. D. Wells, con victed of robbery and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary : Edward Olson, who pleaded guilty of robbing a sheep camp in the western part of the couuty, and who was sentenced to a term of fifteen months, and Frank Allen, who was implicated with the Wells' in the robbery of J. H. Brady, and who was sentenced to three years. As a precaution against any attempt to escape, the convicts were compelled to wear leg irons. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collöm, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * DEATH OF I. G- BAKER. He W as One of the Prominent Pioneers of Sorthern Montana A telegram from St. Louis an nounces the death of 1. G. Baker this (Tuesday) morning at his home in that city. A few weeks ago he was reported to be seriously sick, and as he was over eighty years of age, his friends had little hope of recovery. Mr. Baker was one of the prominent figures in early day life in this part of Montana. He was well known to old timers in this locality, having arrived here and entered the employ of the American Fur company in the early sixties, and having formed a business partnership with his brother, Geortre A. Baker, in 1867. For several years the firm of I. G. Baker & Bro. did a big busiuess in fur trading with the Indians and also transporting freight to various points in Montana and the Nrthwest Territory, and in 1873 the interest of Geo. A. Baker in the firm was acquired by W. G. and C. E. Conrad, two of its employes. The business thereafter was conducted un der the firm name of I. G. Baker & Co. As the senior member of the firm, I G. Baker was interested in business undertakings which included merchan dizing, banking, cattle raising, con tracts with the United States and Can adian governments, steamboat trans portation on the Missouri river, and other enterprises which required a large amount of capital and good bus iness judgment. From these various investments he acquired considerable wealth, and since the late seventies has maue his home in St. Louis, leav ing the management of the business of the firm to the members who made their residence in Montana. It was Mr. Baker's custom to spend the summer months at the Baker ranch on Highwood. He took his usual va cation there last year, and when leav ing for St. Louis last October he ap peared to be unusually robust for a man of his age and expressed his pur pose to return the coming season. Montana Municipal Elections In several cities of the state the election of municipal officers caused almost as much interest and excite meut as a political contest of national importance. In other cases there was only one ticket in the field, and its election being assured there was uo work necessary to insure success. The citizens' party ticket in this munici pality had no recognized opposition and was endorsed at the polls, Mayor Evers being re elected to a second term, and Messrs. J. Ward Huse, Louis D. Sharp and F. E. Stranahan beiug chosen as aldermen. The pro position to add certain territory to the municipality received an affirma tive vote. There was a lively contest in Havre between what was known as the re form party and the citizens' party, Louis Newman being the mayoralty candidate of the former, and J. C. Auld being the head of the rival ticket. Mr. Newman was elected mayor; W. B. Pyper police magistrate; D. H. Boone city treasurer; and A. D. Smith, P. J. Mclntyre and J. J. Ober alder men. At Chinook the successful candi dates fur municipal officers were Dr. C. F. Hopkins, who was elected mayor; and Julius Lehfeldt, W. T. Duke and Jürgen Kühr, aldermen. The storm center of municipal poli tics in Montana this year was Helena, where Mayor Edwards, the republican candidate, sought a fourth term. His democratic opponent, R. R. Purcell, was elected by a small majority. In Butte there were eight aldermen to be chosen, and the usual Heiuze Amalgamated fight was a feature of the contest. Six of those elected were classed as Heinze candidates, one was a socialist candidate, and the other a democrat. The result is regarded as a vindication for Mayor Pat Mullins. Delegates to Republican Convention. In response to a suggestion made by Chairman J. Ward Huse, of Chou teau county republican committee, the following have been named in the sev eral precincts as delegates and alter nates to the republican state conven tion to be held in Helena on April 12: Havre—Delegates: R. L. Sands, J. D. Thompson, C. D. Howell, M. J. Healy. Alternates: D. S. MacKen zic, J. W. Hyndman, IL W. Gross, W. B. Pyper. Chinook—Delegates:— L. V. Bo"y, W. B. Sands, W. Duke. Alternates: C. F. Hopkins, S. Houston, W. S. Towner. Harlem—Delegates: T. M. Everett, W. E. French. Alternates: E. M. Kennedy, W. J. Hart. Big Sandy—M. Williams delegate: John Lehfeldt, alternate. Cleveland— Theo. D. Hensen dele gate; J no. H. Ruhe, alternate. The Fort Benton members of the committee will select three delegates and three alternates from this pre cinct. "IVhj Smith Left Home.' "WbpiSmith Left Home, 5 ' as pro duced oy tne ama*-urs last evening, was decidedly the mo^t amusing com* cdy given by them, and was thorough* ly enjoyed by an audience that com pletely filled the opera house. The various characters were sustaind throughout with excellent skill which would have done credit to a high class professional company, and the stage settings and costuming were especial ly beautiful. The vaudeville perform ances in the third act were innovations in which the dancing of Miss Virginia Flanagan and the singing of Miss Thibault were much appreciated. Miss Myra Kelly as "Secretary of the Cook Ladies' Union," gave an amusing exemplification of the tyr anny of unionism. The cast of char acters follows: John Smith, who levee his wife and lives in Xew York H. C. Smith Gen. Billetdoux, Lis wife's second husband — John SVard Loiitn \ on Guggenheim, who made them twisted Frank Flanagan Major Buncombe, with memories of last night E. Frank Savre Robert Walton, Mrs. Smith's brother Harry Sullivan Mrs. .Inhii Smith, who loves her husband, no matt r where he lives Miss May Flanagan Miss Smith, a lady in waiting ! Miss Lulu Frields Mrs. Billetdoux, Mrs Smith's aunt _ — Mrs. E. Frank Say re Rose Walton, Robert's bride of a day Mise Virginia Flanagan Julia, touchingiy clever „ Miss Nina Thibault Lisi?, a maid Miss Honora Sullivan Lavma Dalv, w ho is a lady, and who knows it Miss Myra Kelly The proceeds will net about $125, which will be used in liquidation of the debt on the Catholic church. EPITHELIOMA Covering One Side of Face and Reaching to the Eye CURED BYJUTICURA Which Acted Like a Charm After Doctors and Hospitals Failed. Here is another of those remarkable cures of torturing, disfiguring skin hu mors daily made by Cuticura Resolv ent, assisted by Cuticura Ointment and Soap, after physicians, hospitals and all else had failed. " I feel it my duty to try to help those suffering from skin diseases. My case was a very bad one, covering all of one side of my face and had reached my eye. I had two or three doctors pre scribe without any relief. They said my disease was Epithelioma. I was then advised to go to one of our hos pitals, which I did, taking their treat ment for some time. 1 had given up all hope when my husband asked me to try the CuticuTa Remedies. My face being In such a very bad state, I used the Cuticura Soap with luke-warm water and a small silk sponge and then applied the Cuticura Ointment. I took one tea spoonful of the Resolvent four times a day. They acted like a charm, and in one week's time my face was cured en tirely and has remained so. I certainly can recommend the Cuticura Remedies as infallible." MRS. A. G. SMITH, 2400 Catharine St., Feb. 9, 1903. Philadelphia. The purity and sweetness, the power to afford immediate relief, the certainty of speedy and permanent cure, the ab solute safety and great economy have made Cuticura Remedies the standard skin cures, blood purifiers and humor remedies of the world. Sold throughout the world. Cuticura Honolvent. 50«. (in torm of Chocolate Coated Pill», »sc. per vial of 60). Oinitr.cn», «le., Soap, 25e. Depot«: London,27 Charter nntih.t Sq : r « n s. 5 Rue de la I'alx; Boston, 137 Colutn Dus Ave. Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Sole Proprietors. töF* Stud for "How to Cure Ever.v Humour." Sheep Shearing Machines. u The lui Stewart." The only reliable one made, tief prices. W. 11. AtrvriN. state Airent, Chinook, Mont. a Chinook, Mont. Estrayed. Mouse colo red mare, weight about Tr» - > ljouudu, branded HB on left '!.i. ••. Upward will be paid for any informât ioii leading to recovery. JOllN C'A M Ii KON, Gold Hutte, Mont. Hay Ranch for Rent. A ijood Ii «ty ranch for rent, located on Missouri iver about twelve miles below town. Address MUS. C1IAS. HOWE, Fort Benton. Five Dollars Reward. Estrayed—A buy work lioree, branded BH on rijrht ehonlder, and ab<»u: eiuht years old. RM Five dollars reward ie offered for hie return to J. F. PATTEKSON, Fort Denton. Cattle for Sale. About ."iiifi head pood «rude native Idaho stock cattle. For particulars address GEO. A. RICE, Statfline, Iron Co., Utah. House for Rent. House for rent. For particulars apply to MÜS. ('HAS. KO WE, Fort Denton, .Mont. N otice. Havintr formed a joint stock cr>m]iany of our entire ranch interests on the Marias river ■■.'!> mil's north of Fort Benton, we will have from to of the capital stock unsubscribed, wliic.i we wish subscribers for or to exchaupe for a well trailed bunch of mixed native stock cattle, a bunch of 1. '2 anil 3 year old steers, or several small bunches. The outfit will he e«ji ipped to pasture their stock from the 15th of November till the iirst of May, for the balance of the year good wuter and range. Address or immire of L. K. SL'TIIKHLANJ) & BROS., Box 8, Fort Benton, Mont. Notice of Special Meeting. Notice is hereby given that n special meeting nf the Board of County Commissioners will be held April I'.th, 19(14, (and continue A pril Tih, if necessary,) for the purpose ot hearing the evi dence for and against the establishment of ail proposed roads on which viewers' reports were submitted to the Board at its regular Marcli meeting, atd for the purpose of actin" upon anv other road matters ihat may be ready for action at the time of holding said spei ial meetin« Bv order of the Board of County Commission ers. E. FRANK SAYRE, ,, „ Clerk of the Board. Fort Benton, Mont., March 12, 1904. (4194) STOCKMEN'S NATIONAL BANK. OF FORT BENTON, nONTANA. Capital Paid Up Undivided Profits $200,000 $ 175,000 CHAS. E. DUER, Prest. J. V. CARROLL, Vice-Prest. LOUIS D. SHARP, Cashier. Board of Directors — Chas. E. Duer, Chas. Le p ley, Jos. Hirshberg, Geo. W. Moore, C. H. Merrill, Jno. V. Carroll, M. E. Millier, David G. Browne, John Harris. TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS Local Securities a Specialty. Interest Allowed on Time Deposits Conrad Banking COMPANY, GREAT FALLS. MONT (Unincorporated.) PAID ÜP CAPITAL S 100,000 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY..2 000,000 W. G. CONRAD, Pres. JAMES T. STANFORD, VIce-Pres. and Manager. P. KELLY, Cashier This bank solicits accounts, and offers to depositors absolute security, prompt and careful attention, aud the most liberal treatment consistent with safe and profitable banking. Buys and sells foreign exchange, drawing direct on all principal American and European cities, and issues its own Letters of Credit. Interest paid on time deposits. The highest cash price paid for approved state, county, city and school bond? and warrants. WHENEVER YOU WANT f-to-date Stationery, School and Office Supplies, The Freshest of Fruit and Candies, Tobacco and Cigars, The Latest Magazines or Novels, COME TO THE Post Office Store. CLAUS PETERS, Licensed Embalmei and Undertaker. Bond Street, Fort Benton WM. M. DAVIS & SONS'.... CASH :: STORE, Fort Benton, Montana. Staples Fancy Groceries Fruits, Nuts, Confectionery, Country Produce C tu Alis, TOHACCOS. IM l'ICS, ETC. J B. LONG & CO., Opposite Park lintel, <;rc:it Falls, .Mont We Sell SHEARING MACHINES. Write us for prices on any sized Plant. We Sell SHEEP AND CATTLE. List your Stock with us. 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 SI.50 per day. S7.00 per week. FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON Tel, S M. P. O. Box 167. CATARRH THIS REMEDY is sure to CIVE Satisfaction. Elv's Crem Bill, Glvep Hellt -f at «lira I It demises, soothes and heals the diseased membrane. It cures CBtarrti and drives away 1 — _ cold in the head quick- ■'ill fU lib UTA fa ly. It is absorbed. vULU * II faHlf ueals a -d protects the membrane. Kestores the senses of taste and smell, j'ull size 5(ic., at druggists or by mail; trial size 10c. by mail. klA BROTHERS, 51» Warren !S1.. Nuw Yorit »VI pfBAW ■ 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 ui>. Address, JOHN FLEMING, port 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 BENTON, Mont. DR. GEO. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST. Fort Benton, Mont. Stockmen'* National Hank Kuilcling. Will be at home ottice until the 16th of each month. At Chinook from 16th to end of month, Office in Lohraan Block. Benton "Stables. rv WW GEO. F. LEWIS k SON, Prop'rs Livery, Sale and Feed Stables I.iglit and Heavy Turnouts by the day, week, o month. FINE TEAMS A SPECIALTY. Horn»» Wagons, Buggies and Harness on hand at ul times, and for sale at reasonable prices.