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CITY AND STATE.
from Wednesday's Daily. Send yoar watch and jewelry repair work to D. G. Lockvvood's jewelry store. * J. H. Brunton and Dr. C. F. Hop kins. of Chinook, are anion? the ar rivals in the city today. Mrs. B. F. Hoover, of Great Falls, arrived from the west today on a vis it with Mrs. F. E. Siranahan, of this city. Advices from Shelby report the par tial destruction of the Palace hotel by fire that broke out Monday night. The damage is estimated at about «1,000. You can make use of your Desert Right if you invest $100.00 in the Man chester Co operative Woulen Mill Company, Great Falls, Montana. Write for particulars. * (Jria Nottingham and Jesse Notting ham, of the Shockiu, who have been attending school at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during the winter months, re turned home this morning. A dispatch from Butte reports the arrest of two colored men who are al leged to be wanted at Fort Assiuni boine on a charge of desertion. They have been turned over to the military authorities at Fort Harrison. Judgment by default has beju enter ed in the district court in the civil suit of the Thos. O'Hanlon Co vs. Sarah A. Hansen. The suit of T. C. Power & Bru. Ltd. vs. F. McGuire has been dismissed as settled. A baby show promises to Ik. one of the features of the Cascade county fair next fall. An insurance man has offered prizes for the beat three ex hibits, the entries to be confined to children less than two years old. There will be services at the Catho lic church on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 o'clock a. in., and Stations of the Cross Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. On Sunday there will be High Mass at 10 o'clock a. m., and the usual evening devotions at 7:30 o'clock. The people of Miles City are making great preparations for the entertain ment of those who will attend the an nual meeting of the Montana Stock growers' association on April 19 and 20. Attractive invitatious have beeu received by stockmen living in this vicinity. Word was received late last even ing that the dead body of a man sup posed to be James Daly had been found at the Thrailkill coal mine in Bitter Springs coulee, but it was not known whether death was due to acci dent or natural causes. A party went out to the coal mine today to bring in the remains, and an inquest will prob ably be held by the authorities. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * Fio:n Thursday's Daily. A marriage license has been issued to John P. Sharpies, of Chinook, and Miss Ella Bosley, of Harlem. Frank Palmer, of the Benton Hard ware Co. returned this morning from Fargo, N. I)., after a visit of a few weeks with his parents in that city. A dispatch from Big Timber reports the hay supply in that part of Mon tana is nearly exhausted, and some ales as high as $27 per ton have beeu made. A motion for a new trial has been filed in the district court in the case of W. D. Wells by attorney F. E. Stran ahan, and will come before the court at an early date. The Ricards-Jones damage suit again occupied the attention of the district court tody, the evidence not differing materially from that given by the plaintiff yesterday. Dick King, of Wilder, arrived in the city this moruiug to purchase sup plies for his ranch and will ship them by boat down the Missouri as soon as the river is cleared of ice. W. P. Sullivan, of Square Butte, who left here some months ago with M. E. Milner for a trip to the Hawaii an Islands, returned this morning and reports having had an enjoyable va cation. Notice of intention to move for a new trial in the suit of Crossou Bros, vs. Simpson Bros, has been tiled in the district court. The verdict of the jury awarded damages of $li0 to the plantiffs, and a new trial is sought by the defense. A certificate of nomination has been filed with Clerk Geo. W. Crane, of this school district, naming John Har ris, Chas. H. Green, John V. Carroll and Chas. H. Boyle as candidates for school trustees. Two members of the board are to be chosen at the election to be held Saturday. Register mail your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * The Basco theatrical company launched their houseboat today, and if the necessary preparations have been completed at that time, the-ri ver trip to St. Louis will be commenced the latter part of next week. The com pany is composed of clever vaudeville ar is*s, and arrangements have been m ute for two performances here be fo e they start on their voyage to the World's fair city. From Friday's Daily D. G. Lockwood returned this morn ing from a busin?ss trip of several days through the Sweet Grass hills country. Registry Agent Bjerring will receive applications tomorrow from those who have failed to register for the city election. "* Dr. Geo. H. Taylor left today for Chinook and will return Monday to make his permanent headquarters here. A dispatch from Culbertson says Walter Don and Malcolm Bruce have been arrested there on a charge of burglary, and have been bound over to the district court. Dave Thomas and family, who have been living in to^n during the winter months, moved their household effects to their ranch on Highwood tody, where they will spend the summer. Andrew Stoker was arrested today by the city marshal. It is allleged that the accused took some bedding from the Great Northern hotel and he is being held in jail to await a preliminary hearing in the justice court. Testimony for the defense was given iu the Richard-Jones damage suit, which was again before the district court this afternoon, the witnesses claiming that the plaintiff used harsh ind abusive language toward Mrs. Jones before he was assaulted by the lefeudant. It is expected that the will go to the jury this evening, CLIS. story sent out from Monarch, in A Cascade county, says two young men who were rival aspirants for the favor of a certain girl agreed to settle the matter by a duel with their fists, and the contest took place a few days ago. The winner has since discovered that the girl has left that part of the coun try, and does not know where he is at. Undertaker Peters and P. W. Bur nett returned about n'oon today with the body of James Daly, which was found Tuesday at the Thrailkill coal mine in Bitter Springs coulee. The deceased was last seen alive on Fri day of last week when he was recov ering from the effects of protracted dissipation, and as the remains show no evidence of injury it is presumed death was due to natural causes. An inquest was held by a coroner's jury this afternoon. Jailor Coatsworth had a rather un pleasant experience last evening, Frank Allen, who is under sentence of three years for robbery, having evi dently made plans to knock him sense less and escape from jail. Allen called Mr. Coatsworth to the door of the cage and asked him to get a bucket of water, but as the prisoner had turned off the lights Mr. Coatsworth declined t® unlojk the cage until there was some light on the subject. The prisoner was then ordered into his cell which is fastened by working a keyboard in the jail entrance, and up on unlocking the door of the cage it was fouud that the prisoner had sus pended a bolt in such a way that it would prevent the closing of the door. It is believed that Allen was prepared to slug the jailor if he had entered the cage, or would have made a desperate struggle to escape. Register mail your watch to Jesse Cjllom, Great Falls, Mont., and have it cleaned and warranted one year for $1.50. Satisfaction guaranteed. * There was a good attendance at the entertainment given by pupils of the Kort Shaw Indian school Tuesday evening, and the audience was well pleased with the prog ran that was rendered. The members of the com pany had evidently been carefully trained and drilled, and the result was most creditable to themselves and their instructors. The star artist of the company is Louis Youpee, a quaint little 8-year old boy, who delivered several recita tion of a humorous nature aud who was repeatedly encored. John Mine singer in his character sketches was remarkably good, and the excellent violin work by Miss Evans was an at tractive musical feature of the enter tainment. The concert recitation of "The Famine" from Hiawatha by nine girls in handsome Indian cos tumes was most effectively rendered, and was received with hearty ap plause. After an exhibition of bar bell ex ercises and Indian club swinging the entertainment was concluded with a basketball game between a "red" team of live atul a "blue" team of four, in which the players showed sur prising quickness and ability. It was a fast aud furious contest, and at its close the reds were the winners by a score of 14 to 13. The teams will go to the St. Louis exposition, where Superintendent Campbell proposes to enter them for the basketball cham pionship and oiler competitive events for which they are eligible. •• Prints All the New,,." If any reader of the River PRESS considers it worthy of recommendation to friends, the favor will be very high ly appreciated bv its publishers. ANOTHER OLD TIMER GONE. G. F. Deletraz Had Been a Resident of .Montana Aboat Forty Years. Advices from San Francisco an nounce the death of G. F. Deletraz, an old time resident of this part of Mon tana, who was a patient at the Ger man hospital in that city. Mr. Dele traz left here last summer to enter a home for the aged and infirm at San Diego, but after leaving that institu tion was taken sick at San Francisco. He was about 80 years of age. Mr. Deletraz was one of the oldest residents of Montana, having arrived in the territory in 1864, after spending about thirteen years on the Pacific coa9t. He was an expert cook, and followed that occupation when he first came west, and he took pride in rela ting that in early days his services in that capacity commanded a salary of $300 per month. He came to Fort Benton in the late sixties and had been a resident of this part of Mon tana since that time. The death of G. F. Deletraz removes one of the most eccentric characters of the west. He had acquired a comfort able competence from real estate in vestmets, but for many years he cher ished dreams of fabulous wealth. Dur ing a prospecting trip in the upper St. Mary country in the early seventies he located what he believed to be a quartz mining district that had mil lions iu it, but as it was on the Indian reserve he was compelled to leave it after making maps and marking treeson the trail to enable him to return there at a subsequent date. About ten years ago he decided to take a small party of intimate friends to the supposed bonanza, and after several narrow escapes from drown ing the locality was finally reached, but long and diligent search failed to reveal anything except rock that was comparatively worthless. When Mr. Deletraz realized that his visions of wealth were empty dreams, his disappointment was so great that he became seriously sick, and his com panions feared he would not recover. He gave his pocketbook and papers to T. F. Healy, who was a member of the party, and designated an elevated spot nearby as the place where he wished to be buried. He partially re gained his strength, however, and re turned to his home in this city, but he never recovered entirely from the shock of disappointed expectations and other effects of the trip. Sentence Day In Court. The population of the state prison will be increased by eight new arriv als as a result of the present term of district court in Chouteau county, sen tence upon that number having been imposed by Judge Tattan at the Thurs day morning session of court. The sentence in each case follo\ys: J. G. White, pleaded guilty to a charge of horse stealing, one year. I. Berner, pleaded guilty to robbing George Fry's cabin at Fort Assinni boine, four years. Floyd E. Moxley, 'convicted as Berner's partner in the crime, four years. Samuel E. Wells and W. D. Wells, who had separate trials, convicted of robbing J. H. Brady at Havre, four years each. Frank Allen, who was implicated in the robbery of J. H. Brady, three years. Edward Olson, pleaded guilty to the charge of robbing a sheep camp in the western part of the eouuty, fifteen months Gaither Tyson, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a Chinaman at Havre, two years and a fine of $300. A. Brown, who pleaded guilty to forging orders tor coal at Havre, will probably be committed to the reform school. In the case of William Kester, charged with stealing two horses from his uncle, Carl Hanson, the latter rep resented that he did not believe hi: nephew iutended to steal the animals The defendant was permitted to a|> pear iu Justice Sullivan's court, and plead guilty to a charge of driving the horses from their range. He was sentenced to forty days iu jail. The April Weather Record A bulletiu issued by Observer Ling, of Havre, gives these weather data for the mouth of April, the information being compiled from the official rec ords covering a period of 23 years: The mean or normal temperature has been 44 degrees, the warmest April being that of 1889, and the cold est that of 1^(13. The lowest April temperature on record is 11 below zero in ISSU». The average date of the last killing frost in spring is May 17. The average April precipitation is 0.Ü7 inches, but in 1882 the record of 2.ti8 inches was made. The heaviest April snowfall on record is 3.6 inches ou the last day of the month iu 18!>2. The average number of clear days in April is seven: partly cloudy, four teen: cloudy days, nine. The Richard-Jones Damage Suit The trial of the damage suit of Thomas C. Richards vs. George Jones, of Chinook, was commenced in the district court Tuesday afternoon before the following jury: C. W. Ayres, J. F. Sullivan, I. M. Rogers G. W. Frields, W. S. Cowan, W. R, Early, M. Piercey, A. Westfall, Geo. L. King, H. J. Wackerlin, G. L. Over field and F. Tower. The plaintiff is represented by Attorney E. A. Carle ton, of Helena, and the defendant by Walsh & Newman. The evidence given by the plaintiff at Wednesday's session of the court was to the effect that early in Novem ber last he was fixing tiles in wet cement in the floor of the vestibule of the bank building at Chinook, when Mrs. Jones spoiled his work by step ping upon it, and persisted in doing so when asked to be molfe careful. Mr. Richards, according to the testi mony, took her by the shoulders and pushed her away, and this action led to the appearance of Mr. Jones and his assault upon the plaintiff. The latter brings suit to recover $5,000 damages. Fines Paid Into Court. Butte , March 31.—In the federal court this morning F. A. Heinze, J. II. Trerise and A. Frank appeared and paid fines assessed against them yes terday for contempt of the court's or der in the Michael Devitt case. Mr. Heinze paid $20,000 and each of the other defendants $1,000 each. Attor ney Forbis, for the B. & M., asked that an order be made that the money bî turned over to the United States government. The attorneys for the defendants claimed that this was not necessary as the money was in the shape of fines and would take the usual procedure. Judge Beatty stated that if any doubt existed in the mind of anyone as to how the tines would be disposed of he would state that he was simply follow the procedure of retaining the money in the hands oi the court because that had been customary with him and that later, if it was necessary to make an order turning the money into funds of the United States he would do so. The court has every confidence in Clerk Sproule, but did not think it wise to leave such a sum of money in any person's hands other than the court. State Contracts Awarded. Helena , March 29.—Contracts for the care of the inmates of the asylum for the insane at Warm Springs, and the convicts in the penitentiary at Deer Lodge, were awarded today by the state boards haviug control of these institutions, the contracts to run tww years. Only two bids were filed with J. J. Ryan, clerk of the boards, these being from Mitchell & Mussig brod for the care of the insane, and Conley & McTague for the care of the convicts. The bids were the same as under the contracts at present held by these firms—65 cents per day per in mate at the asylum, and 45 cents a day per convict in the penitentiary. The new contract for the asylum be gins April 6, and that for the peniten tirry, June 20. A First of April Story. Caribou , Me., March 31.— Woods men who have just returned here bring news that Bald Mountain, a small steep hill in the Tiboque valley, only a few miles from the New Brunswick line, has disappeared. In its place a small lake now exists. It is believed the mountain dropped out. of sight during the earthquake of March 21 and that the tremor which then shook New England really had its birth in the Maine woods. Bald Mountain was an odd-shaped cone with extremely steep sides and was seldom explored. The general belief is that it was the crater of an extinct volcano. Around the base of the mountain small hot springs once existed and the rock formation in the neighborhood bears evidence of vol canic origin. Iowa .Miners On Strike. Des Moines , March 31.—The Iowa miners aud operators failed to agree today aud 13,500 miners are on strike. Every mine iu Iowa is closed. Boih sides have beeu trying for the past six weeks to agree on au amicable settlement. The split resulted from a refusal on the part of the operators to raise wages of unskilled men and lower the prices of blasting powder to the miners. Leading operators say the positiou of the miners is unten able. It is believed the lockout may be the beginning of a long and hard struggle. The strike aud lockout in cludes not only the miners iu Iowa but those in Putnam county, .Mis sou ri. Tragedy Avcrt.d. "Just iu the nick of time our little boy was saved," writes Mrs. W. Wat kins of Pleasant City, Ohio "Pneu monia had placed sad havoc with him and a terrible cough set in besides. Doctors treated him, but he grew worse every da v. At length we tried Dr. Kiug's Mew Discovery for Con sumption, and our darling was saved. He's now sound and well." Every body ought to know, it's the only sure cure for couahs, colds aud all lung diseases. Guaranteed by D. G. Lock wood, Druggist. Price *50c. and $1. Trial bottles free. The W eekly River Press is a good newspaper to send away toyour friends in the east. It will save v'ou the trou ble of writing letters." 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 a Host Interesting Groupe of Handsome Dress Goods, Silks, Trimmings, Wash Goods, Waistings, Linens and Fancy Novelties NEW LACES. EMBROIDERY AND WHITE GOODS. New Skirts. ^. The Ready-to=Wear section of this popular store is full of newness, variety and ele gance. A full line of Ladies' Walking and Full-Length Skirts, all prices, from $3.50 to $12.50 each. Hats Hats Ladies' New Trimmed Hats, Turbans and Ready-to* Wear. Only a few Seft. Will have an= other shipment in by Easter. New Gloves Black and Colored Kid Gloves. Full line of the new Black and White Silk Gloves. Muslin Underwear . '» ?%• Ladies' Skirts, Drawers, Niglif Dresses and Cor set Covers All the latest. Also & fine line of Knit Vests arc? Drawers for ladies and children. New Garrets We have just received a splendid line of Brus sels, Ingrain and Union Carpets and Rugs, Oil Cloth and Mattings. T. C. POWER & BR0. (LIMITED). JOS. SULLIVAN, =« Harness Manufacturer. Agent for the Celebrated Bï; LI MOUNTAIN WAGONS McCormick Mowers, Reapers and Steel Rakes? Standard Binding Twine Wagon Sheets, Stockmen's Bed Sheets, Tarj aulins. Best Line of Saddlery Goods of every description Will manufacture any goods in my line on short notice. Mail order« will receive prompt attention. JOS. SULLIVAN FRONT ST.. FORT RENTCN. BRIGHT'S MERCANTILE AGENCY Reporting, Collecting, Publishing and Rating in the United States or Canada. DULUTh, MAIN OFFICE, •OO TOliRET BUILDING MINNESOTA Write fo terms Reference: First National Bank. Duluth