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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday'« Dally. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for $1.50. * An information has been filed in the district court against John L. Sim mons, who shot Emile Lauener at Chester, charging him with the crime of murder. Miss Ada J. White, who has been teaching in one of the public schools of Great Falls during the past school term, arrived this morning from the west and is the guest of Mrs. Geo. L. Overfield. The homestead entry of Charles G. Williams, near Hinsdale, is beintr contested by Buford Harris, who al leges that the claimant has never es tablished a residence on the land and has left the state. Advices from Billings report the first Montana wool sale of the season. It consisted of a clip of about 10,000 pounds, which was purchased by the local representative of Dewey, Gould & Co. at 13J cents. It is reported from Havre that the Fair store in that city was entered by burglars Thursday night, and an as sortment of pocket knives and silk handkerchiefs formed part of their plunder. The police are trying to lo cate the guilty parties. The military authorities at Fort Assinniboine have employed Ole Ole son as brickmaker at the post, where improvements to the value of $40.000 will be made this season. Mr. Oleson made brick for Fort Assinniboine when the post was built in 1879. A dispatch from Browning an nounces the death of Mrs. Joseph Kipp of that place, after a long ill ness. The deceased was a resident of this city in the early eighties as the wife of W. S. Wetzel, who died sever al years ago, and was well known in this vicinity. An information was filed in the dis trict court today against Lester O. Shoffner, who shot John Mosher a few days ago, charging assault with intent to kill. The information is filed for the purpose of holding the accused without a preliminary examination, and to await the result of the shoot ing. The residents of HeleDa regard the dandelion pest as a "yellow peril" and are making a relentless war upon it. The gardens and lawns of the capital city have been occupied by the invader, and the local improvement society is offering a reward of for a remedy that will effect its ex termination. The dance given at Odd Fellows' hall last evening by a number of the married ladies and young ladies was well attended and all those present had a very enjoyable time. Refresh ments of lemon and pineapple sherbert and cake were served about 11:30, after which dancing was resumed until aa early hour. F. H. Crago. who invented an in genious irrigating pump when a resi dent of this city some time ago, has secured financial backing for the de vice and is now introducing it in western Montana. Several of the Crago pumps, which are operated by the current as motive power, have re cently been installed at places on the Yellowstone river. A novel method of appointing a stock inspector has been adopted in Carbon county, where there are sev eral applicants for the position. J. N. Tolman, who is the Carbon county member of the board of stock com missioners, has asked the stockmen to vote upon the applications presented, and will appoint the candidate who receives the largest number of votes. A dispatch from Portland. Oregon, says the alleged Boer officers known as Joubert and O'Donnell, who visited northern Montana some time ago as advance agents of a proposed colony, are probably frauds. They have been working the same graft in Oregon, and inquiries sent to the Boer camp at the World's Fair brought the reply that they are unknown to the Boer au thorities. Great Emails Leader: Frank Mosher, who was brought from Havre yester day morning and placed in the Colum bus hospital suffering from a bullet wound through his body as the result of a shooting affray near Chester last Tuesday, is in about the same condi tion as that of yesterday. The physi cians in charge express no hope of his recovery, his wound being of such a nature that it is expected to prove fatal. S. R. Kerr, a smooth individual who was here a few weeks ago and represented himself as the agent of a western loan and in vestment company, was brought in from Kalispell this morning by Sheriff Buckley and placed in jail on a charge of defraud ing au innkeeper. It is reported that several local residents had unsatis factory business relations with Mr. Kerr, who paid him fees in advance of securing loans from companies he claimed to represent and failed to se sure the promised accommodations. The accused says he is the victim of unforeseen circumstances, and hopes to be able to meet hiä obligations if given time. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for $1.50. * From Taeeday'e Dally. You should not feel tired all the time—healthy people don't—you won't if you take Hood's Sarsaparilla for a while. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Clary returned to their home in Great Falls yester day, after a visit of several days in this city. Miss Ada J. White, who has been the guest of Mrs. Geo. L. Overfield foe the past few days, returned to Great Falls this morning. Frank McDonald, who recently pur chased the Overland hotel from John T. Sneath, will take charge of that establishment this evening. Miss May G. Flanagan, county su perintendent of schools, returned yes 'r'fday morning from a two weeks' visit to the schools in the Bear Paw couutry. A man who gives the name of Robert McDonald is under arrest at Havre o ) a charge of robbing Great North ern box cars. He was taken into cus t 'Civ at Chinook. A civil suit has been commenced in the district court by H. I. Mudd against J ames W. Carter and Peter Carter of Big Sandy to recover an in debtedness of about %ti00. John F. Patterson, who has been under the care of a physician in Hel eua for nearly a month past, returned from that city yesterday. He is con siderably improved in health. Ross Bros, of Fergus county crossed about 200 head of horses over the bridge at this point Sunday morning enroute for the Northwest Territory, where thev will be offered for sale. A dispatch from Glendive reports the first wool sale of the season at 16 cents. The clip consisted of about 25,000 pounds and was purchased for Nichols & Dupee, the Boston dealers. Curtis Benson, a machinist em ployed in the railroad shops at Havre, accidentally shot himself Sunday evening while cleaning a revolver, and has been taken to Great Falls for treatment. It is reported that George Davis of T. C. Power & Bro. of this city has purchased the Henry O'EIanloti resi dence property on lower Main street and will move his family into the same immediately. Advices from Great Falls report the serious illness of Mrs. M. S. Conrad, a former resident of this city who has many friends here. The patient is well advanced in years, and her con dition is considered critical. Among recent marriages reported from Great Falls is that of C. I. Jen sen, railroad agent at Big Sandy, and Miss Mary Jacobson. The cere mony was performed by Rev. .J. H. Little, of the Methodist church. C. W. Price informs us that he has made a contract with M. K. Parsons, of Salt Lake, for about 2,000 head of two-year old steers, to be delivered June 20 at Ontario, Oregou. The steers come from the well known French Gleun herd. The sheep shearing season in this vicinity began Sunday when one of the Mexican crews started work at the W. R. Embleton ranch on the Teton. Another crew left yesterday for the Paul Smith ranch on the Ma rias, to begin the season's work. County Surveyor Merrifield, accom panied by James B. Hurst and Harry Sullivan, left yesterday morning by private conveyance for the Marias, from which point they will survey a county road to Big Sandy. Mr. Mer rifield expects to complete the work in about a week. J. Ward Huse, who is representing the local gun club at the state shoot ing tournament in Butte, is winning some of the honors. He has made good records in several events and has beeu awarded the state medal for the highest average shoot. C. E. Owens of Chinook won fourth prize in the general average. A restraining order has been issued in the district court in the water right suit of E. T. Broadwater, M. J. Healy and others, against the members of the Havre Ditch company. The plain tiffs claim a prior right to the waters of Beaver creek, and have commenced suit to prevent the diversion contem plated by the Ditch company. The office of superintendent of schools in Teton county continues to be the subject of litigation. In the election of two years ago there was a tie vote between Rebecca Acton and Nellie R. Brown, the rival candidates, and the county commissioners ap pointed Miss Acton to the position. Fannie E. Chenoweth, who was elected superintendent in 1900, claimed the right to continue in office because her successor had not been elected, and was sustained to that effect in the district court, and the matter has now been taken into the supreme court for settlement. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls. Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for $1.50. * AMONG Ol'R NEIGHBORS. A Grisc of Items Gathered From Our Northern Montana Exchanges. Havre Plaindealer: Bids for the beef contract were opened at Fort As sinniboine Saturday. L. K. Devlin of this city, was the only bidder. He offers to furnish the garrison with its beef supply for the ensuing year at $8.20. Harlem News: The horse roundup on the Fort Belknap reservation end ed last Saturday evening, as at that time all of the animals were branded with the agency band. The cattle rouudup will begin today and will last for thirty days or more before the job is completed. Glasgow Review: Fire early this morning destroyed the Great North ern coal sheds at this point. The origin of the fire is thought- to have been from a campfire built by some tramps that had been at the east end of the shed last night. Something like 300 tons of coal and two box cars were consumed by the flames. Chinook Opinion: Robert F. Mor ris, of Paradise Valley, was in town Saturday to take a five horse power gasoline engine and centrifugal pump which he purchased from the Bo Mercantile Co. He will use the plant to irrigate about lOu acres of his ranch which cannot be watered from the ditcti. His test will be interesting to many people in this section. Glasgow News: Here's another hot one! Conductor Spooner and Engin eer Dick Murphy, with engine 769, made the run from Havre to Glasgow in six hours and thirty minutes, with forty minutes delay. The train weighed 1,632 tons. The boys are getting in trim for the stock season, and at the rate they are going now we will have some runs that will make these old steers dizzy. Glasgow News: Early Sunday morning the body of Bert L. Stowe was taken to Malta from the ranch of Seymour Dane, for whom the young man had been working. From the evidence presented at the coroner's inquest, which was held Monday, the youug man was astride a horse which balked, reared and fell over back wards, the horn of the saddle strikin Bert in the chest as the full weight of the horse fell upon him. Choteau Acatitha: Sam H. Wood, of Montana Co-operative Ranch fame, was here Friday of last week and ad dressed a number of our citizens in the town hall in the evening on the proposition of building an electric railroad connecting Choteau and Great Falls. His remarks regarding the many advantages of such a road were logical and to the point, but bis esti mate of the probable cost ($25,000 per mile) is certainly too high. Harlem News: A petition is being circulated in the city which is securing a lai-ge number of signers. It asks that, the county commissioners build a new county road from Harlem to Cleveland via the mouth of Suake creek, and also from Harlem to the ranch of John Soderstrom on Thirty .Mile creek. It will be presented to the county fathers at Fort Benton at their next regular meeting, which oc curs the first Monday in June. Shelby Iudependent: - W. J. Mayo, who is turning over the virgin soil north of town for the Montana Co operative Ranch company, was in town this week. "Slim" says that every furrow he turns over he walks one mile. He says that oats and wheat sown are doing well. But just think, farms with one mile furrows! The next we will hear tell of the plow man taking his lunch at a half-way house, supper at the other end of the furrow, and returning home the next day. The farming problem is no longer an experiment with us. Wettest Month of the Year. The records of the United States weather bureau show that June is the wettest month of the year. A bulletin issued by Observer Ling, of Havre, states that during the past 23 years the average precipitation for June is 2.90 inches, and that in 1887 record breaking rains to the amount of 9.33 iuches occurred in June of that year. In June 1889, there was only about one fourth of an inch of precipitation, but a rainfall of about three inches during the month is a reasonable ex pectation. In the first week of June, 1887, there was a snowfall of about one-half inch, according to the records in Mr. Ling's office. The mean or normal temperature for June is 61 degrees. The highest June temperature on the records is 108 degrees four years ago, and the lowest 31 degrees in June, 1883. The average number of clear days during the month is eight; partly cloudy, thirteen: cloudy days, nine. District Court In Valley County. Judge Tattan left Monday morning for Glasgow where district court will be in session ten or twelve days. Among the cases to be tried are: State vs. Christian, an appeal from justice court, set for May 31. Malcolm Bruce and .Walter -Dann, charged with burglarizing the Evans hotel at Culbertson, have demanded separate trials, and their cases have been set for May 31 and June 1. The next case on the criminal cal endar is that of W. M. Long, charged with assault with intent to commit rape. Edward Sherman is to be tried on a charge of altering brands, and W. H. Trumbull will stand trial on a charge of grand larceny. Frank Flannigan, charged with shooting at a bartender in Glasgow, will have a second trial, the jury in his case having disagreed at the last term of court. The Fellow Servant Law. Helena , May 25.—A telegraph operator who goes to sleep at his post anil whose negligence is the cause of injuries to or the death of trainmen is a fellow servant of the train crews, and neither the men injured nor their representatives may collect damages from the railroad company. This is the substance of the decision of the supreme court of the United States rendered May 16 in the damage suit of Aline A. Dixon against the Northern Pacific railroad, which has been re ceived in Helena. The widow of Chauncey A. Dixon, a fireman killed on the Northern Pacific railroad forty-eight miles east of Bonita December 25, 1899, in a col lision b'tween two trains, sued the company for damages. The case was tried in St. Paul before Judge Lochren and a judgment considerably smaller than asked for was secured. The case was carried to the circuit court of ap peals, where the judgment was af firmed. The company then took the case to the supreme court, which, in a decision by Justice Brewer, reverses the lower court, holdiug that the fel low servant doctrine obtained, the telegraph operator at Bonita who is alleged to have given incorrect orders to one of the trains having been a fellow servant of the fireman. Four of the justices of the supreme court dissented from the decision of the ma jority. Kutte Physician Charges lilackmail. Butte , May 26.— Dr. O'Dillon B. Whitford, a Montana pioneer, former mayor of Butte, and now past 70 year'' of age. finds himself the victim of Bes sie Driscoll, of California, who is about 26 years of age, and who claims to be the mother of a child born last June. She claims that the venerable doctor is the father of her alleged off spring, but whether she has a child or not is still unknown to the doctor. He knows, however, that he paid her $10, 000 all told, and now she wants $15, 000 more. Dr. Whitford left for Los Angeles last evening The girl is there and, according to the dispatches, is under arrest. Others, including her sister and a prominent lawyer, are believed to be in the alleged conspiracy to ex tort money from Dr. Whitford. Los Angeles , Cal , May 26.—A pretty, but illiterate, young woman of twenty-six years., posing as the moth er of a shame child, whose existence is denied, was arrested in this city yesterday for an alleged attempt to wring blackmail money from a Butte, Mont , physician, who she says is the father of the child. Her name is var iously Bessie Driscoll or Mrs. Stone. She has already b_'en paid $10,000 by the doctor, who is said to be well-to do, as "hush money," but she is clamoring for $15,000 more under threat of sending the bady home to his wife, hence her arrest. Detectives who have been shadowing her claim that she is only a tool of a mysterious man blackmailer. Weed Wants Reinstatement, Helena , May 26.—The supreme court has under advisement a petition asking the court to restore to practice in the courts of Montana Elbert D. Weed of Helena, formerly United States district attorney and ex-mayor, who was suspended by the court two years ago today. The petition was accompanied by a certificate of good moral character signed by nearly every member of the bar at Helena. As shown by the petition of Mr. Weed he was suspended from practice for a period of two years, May 26, 1902, after the court had heard evi dence upon charges preferred by Theo dore Mayer who alleged that the at torney had sold him a piece of ranch property in the Prickley Pear valley under false pretenses. At the time he was suspended the -court announced that if at the expiration of two years Mr. Weed convinced the court he had conducted himself as became one of good moral character he would be re instated. H yun Represents Amalgamated. liUTTE, May 27.—John D. Ryan of the Daly bank in Butte was elected today a director in all of the compa nies in which the Amalgamated owns control. He will represent the in terests of the Amalgamated with au thority. His headquarters will be in Butte. While Mr. Ryan will not have the title of general manager, it is un derstood that he will have all the powers of that office in connection with the affairs of the Boston & Mon tana, the Butte & Boston, the Parrot, the Anaconda, the Washoe, the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific and all the other companies of which the Amalgamated has control. Stockmen's Commercial Co. Galata, flontana. STOCKriEN 'S AND RANCHERS' SUPPLIES, Wagons, Buggies and Farm Implements. Agents for fULWAUKEE MOWERS AND RAKES. m Cases in Cascade Court. Great Falls , May 27. —The calen dar of the district court for the June term was called today. There are no criminal cases of importance on the calendar. Among the civil cases to be tried is that Nuls Nord against the Boston & -\.oatana company for Î30,000 dam ages for personal injuries. This has been set for trial on June 7. Another civil case is that of Hannah Hall against Julius Falk for defam ation of character, the plaintiff suing for $50.000 damages. Falk caused the arrest of the plaintiff at the time that Albert Falk was killed some years ago, making charges which, it is said, connected the plaintiff with the mur der of his sou. This case is set for trial on June 11. The case of Joseph D. McCabe against '.he Montan a Central Railw iv company for $20,000 dpmages for per sonal injuries in an accident on the road several years ago, will al.-o be tried at this term. It rtenefits Western Stockmen. Denver , May 28.—The National Livestock association has issued a circular letter to its members upon the subject of railway transportation. In part the letter says that good ser vice at the hands of the railway com panies was tne thing demanded great est by all shippers, but tne return pass is not the "insignificant item" it has been termed by some. This item means an aunual saving of $50,000 to the Texas and 840,000 to the Montana cat tlemen, and a sum almost as large to the sheepgrowers of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. It takes time for railway companies to inaugurate entirely new methods of transportation over thousands of miles of liât*. However, the promise made m t:.e committee of the National Live stock association to abrogate the tonnage system in hauling livestock !« being realized. .llutlc Young Aguiii. ''One of Dr. King's New Life Pills '•ucn night for two weeks has put me in my 'teens' again," writes D. H. l'a ruer, of Dcmpseytuwu, Pa. They 're the best in the world for liver, stomach and bowels. Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c. atLockwood's drug store. HEAD SOLID SORE Awful Suffering of Baby and Sleepless Nights of Mother. CURED BY CUTICURA Skin Fair as a Lily with no Scar to Recall Awful Sore Writes Mother. " I herewith write out in full the be ginning and end of that terrible disease, eczema, which caused my babe untold suffering and myself many sleepless nights. " My babe was born seemingly a fair, healthy child, but when she was three weeks old a swelling appeared on the back of her head, and in course of time broke. It did not heal but grew worse, and the sore spread from the size of a dime to that of a dollar. I used all kinds of remedies that I could think of, but nothing seemed to help; in fact, it grew worse. lier hair fell out whore the sore was, and I feared it would never grow again. It continued until my aged father came on a visit, and when he saw the baby he told me to get Cuti cura Soap and Ointment right away. " To please him I did so, and to my surprise by their use the sore began to heal over, the hair grew over it, and to-day she has a nice head of hair, her skin is as fair as a lily, and she has no scar left to recall that awfu! sore, and it is over eight months and no sign of its returning." Mrs. Wm. Ryer , Elk River, Minn. «'Cure permanent." So writes Mrs. Ryer, Feb. 25, 1903, six years later: •' Your letter of the 19th inst. received, asking in regard to the cure of my baby some six years ago. Well, the disease has never returned to her head which at that time was a solid sore on top and down the back. Once or twice since then a patch has come on her hand near the wrist, but it finally disappeared after proper treatment with Cuticura." Sold throughout the world. Cuticura Resolvent. 50c. Ave. Potter IJrui? * Chern. Corp.. Sole Proprietor», aasend for M How to Cure Eczema.'* For Sale or Exchange. Kifty tor paj >■ "f the W'KKKI.Y RlVEIt l'KE..B t :asii. or it? nqnivalent in bankable .. elf- will be delivered in regular weekly installment itiirini: the twelve months following receipt ol remittance. Satisfaction L'uaranteeth Address TU - lUVtiv ! l;&> Kori i'.i -.iinn. Mon - ^^ALTER B. DEAN, Jr. Qraduate Optician. Scientific Fitting of Glasses a Specialty At Lockwood's Drna; Store. J ERE SULLIVAN, U. S. Commissioner and Notary Public. Land Filings and Proofs. fort benton, - - MONTANA QHAS. H. BOYLE, United States Commissioner. f OUT bknton, MONT .-n i; flliuge und |«rooff. Abstract of land Hling« and proofs kept. Soldier?' Land Scrip for saleandtocated. P E. STRANAHAN, Attomey-at-Law. fc'.jrt benton, - montana. (Lute of th».* Helena bar.) Q E. FARNUM, A. B., Surveyor and Irrigation Engineer. Reservoirs, Good Locations for Stock Ranches, Etc., Etc. harlem, - - montana. LLOYD Q. SMITH, Surveyor and Civil Engineer. Price» reasonable, and good work guaranteed. Reservoir Work a Specialty. chinook. : : montana. 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. 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 iy vited from parties who wish to buy in carload lots and up Address, JOHN FLEMING, Fort Benton, Mont & S3 Ml \ FL00RLAC FINISHES FLOORS IMITATES NATURAL WOODS Made by The Sherwin-Williams Co. Any one can use it. Gives a hard wood finish to old floors. Splendid for borders around rugs. Get a color card. • SOLO BY < D. G. LOCK WOOD, Druggist. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press office.