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CITY AND STATE.
Fiom Saturday's Daily. A marriage license was issued to day to George D. Johnson, of Bea trice, and Sarah A. Heaney, of Du puyer. It is reported from Highwood that a heavy rain visited that section last evening, resulting in considerable benefit to growing crops. Wool sales in the Great Falls mar ket yesterday were at 16? to 19; cents. The latter ligure was paid for the clip of E. W. Ellis, of Millegan. * George Gilbert and G. W. Brown. the latter a colored man, were arrested ! yesterday and placed in jail on a I charge of shooting craps in the Head- ! quarters saloon. j The Misses Culbertson entertained a large number of their young friends . last evening at the Pacific hotel. The | evening was spent in dancing ami ; music and all those present report a! most enjoyable time. Marie and Rachel Thomas, who j have been attending' school at Du- 1 buque, Iowa, for several months, ar rived in the city this morning, and j with their father, W. H. Thomas, left for their home on Highwood. Among the northern Montana mut-, ton sales recently reported is the pur- , chase by C. H. Merrill of about 1,200 two and three-year-old wethers from ; A. V. Swanson and others, of Saco. : The shipment to be delivered in Janu- ] ary. i Miss Kate McQuillan, of Dubuque, j Iowa, accompanied by Bernadine and Genevieve Sullivan who have attend ed school at the Visitation Academy in that city, arrived from the east this morning on a short visit with relatives in this city. Coroner W. B. Pyper, who arrived from Havre this morning turned over to the county treasurer the property found on the person of Albert Brat ton, who was killed on the railroad a few days ago. It consisted of ten cents and a jack knife. Miss Rowena Chesnutt, who has been visiting for several days in this city, left this morning for Riedel to resume her duties as teacher in the school at that place. She was accom panied by her sister, Hortense, who will visit there for several weeks. Assessor Lewis is completing the tax roll for the current fiscal year, which will be turned over to the coun ty clerk next week. Owing to the de creased value placed upon livestock and the destruction of taxable pro perty in the Havre fire, the assessment will fall short of the total of last year The city authorities have found it necessary to restrict the use of water for irrigating purposes during the pre vailing dry spell. They give notice that the irrigation of gardens and lawns is prohibited between the hours of ten and four, and consumers are re quested to observe the new regula tions. It is reported from Belt that cloud bursts have recently caused consider able damage on Willow and Little Belt creeks, Armington coulee and at the mouth of Never Sweat, on Otter creek. Ben McConkey's ranch build ings were carried away, with their contents, the family barely escaping with their lives, having run outside to see what caused the loud roaring noise. Ole Peterson, of Tiger Butte, lost five horses in one field, and a cow in another during the storm. N otice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for SI.50. From Monday's Daily. Miss Hanson and D. V. Dutro re turned this morning to Chester after a visit of several days in this city with friends. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Patterson, of the Shonkin, and Mrs. L. D. Sharp left this morning for Great Falls for a short visit. Miss Florence Morrow, who has been teaching school near Harlem for several months past, returned home yesterday morning. According to the Medicine Hat Times, several stockmen in Northwest Territory have contracted their steers to Gordon & Ironsides at $4.00 per 100 pounds. The Shonkin association steers to the number of several hundred head, which have been gathered by the roundup, will cross the river tomor row and be driven to the Marias range. George D. Johnson, of Beatrice, and Sarah A. Heaney, of Dupuyer, were united in marriage at the parlors of the Choteau House Saturday after noon. Justice Sullivan performed the ceremony. G. W. Brown, colored, aud George Gilbert, charged with shooting craps in the Headquarters saloon, were ar raigned in Justice Sullivan's court Saturday and a hearing of the case was set for this afternoon. The creamery project at Chinook is said to be assured by subscriptions necessary to erect and equip the plant. The matter is in the hands of a com mittee composed of A. H. Reser, Hen ry O'Hanloc, B. F. O'Neal and Thom as Duke. . heatin work in the school buildin is proposed to equip with Recent wool sales at Big Sandy in clude the G. C. Ihmsen clip at l"i cents, James Forney at 16! cents, and Ernest Ward at 16^ cents. There are several clips remaining unsold at Big Sandy, their aggregate weight amount ing to about 150,000 pounds. It is reported from Havre that E. T. Broadwater, C. W. Young and M. J. Healy were arrested Saturday on a charge of interfering with the plant of the Havre Ditch company, and will have a hearing in the justice court. The trouble is due to recent water right litigation. The school trustees of this district received bids Saturday afternoon foi ventilation and plumbing r, which it a modern steam heating plant. Bids were re ceived from three Butte firms, that of the Eschle Plumbing aud Heating Co., bfing $5,200: W alter T. Allen $5,075, uml E. Wright $5.637. The contract w:il probably be awarded to the lowest The trustees of the several school lis ricts are reminded that they must i : y to the board of county com missioners, on or before the second Monday in August, the number of iiiiils per dollar, not to exceed 5 mills, .Vilich it is necessary to levy on the taxable property of the districts to raise a special fund for maintaining the schools of the districts. The cjunty board makes tile tax levy on "ie second Monday of August. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for 81.50. * From Tuesday's Daily. Grand platform dance at the Lake hotel on July 29. Good music will be in attendance. J. M. O'Shea. * Mrs. Theodore Danielson and child ren went out to Highwood yesterday for a visit of several days with rela tives. Miss Florence Wilding, of Pater son, N. J., arrived this morning from the east on a visit as the guest of Mrs. M. F. Pugsley. John Perrin was arrested yesterday evening by Marshal Brinkman for being drunk and disorderly and placed in the city jail. A wool clip of 35 pounds from time pet sheep was sold at Chinook a cou ple of days ago by M F. Marsh at 25 e-uts per pound, the record price of the season. A decree 1 of divorce was granted yesterday in the suit of Elizabeth G. Crutcher against C. D. Crutcher, which was recently commenced in the district court at Helena. C. H. Merrill made a mutton ship ment from the stockyards today, the outfit consisting of yearlings and dry ewes recently purchased from Thos. Shannon, of Geyser. The Helena newspapers report a ter rific rain storm in that city Saturday evening. The streets were transformed into rivers and the basements of sever al houses were Hooded. A dispatch from Billings announces the death of Joseph Picket, au old time resident of northern Montana. In the seventies he was employed here as a freighter for the Diamond R outfit. Word comes from Highwood that parties have been dynamiting fish in that locality, a crime for which heavy penalties are provided. An effort will be made to discover and punish the offenders. There were several wool sales in the Great Falls market yesterday at 16 to 191 cents. The top price was received by William Dohrs, of Whitlash, while the clip of C. B. Toole, of Gold Butte, brought 19i cents. The cases of G. W. Brown, colored, and George Gilbert, charged with gambling, and Bessie McField, charged with robbery, which were set for hearing before Justice Sullivan yesterday, have been dismissed owing to the lacK of evidence for the prose cution. Constable Olesou arrived this morn ing from Harlem with J. M. Parsons who was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail for petit larceny. The prisoner was tried in Justice Thomp son's court at that place. James Mc Intyre was brought up from Havre by Marshal Bickle, charged with robbery and sentenced to 90 days by Justice W. B. Pyper, of Havre. A suit has been commenced in the district court by E. A. Marriott against the trustees of the Chinook school district, to prevent the sale of bonds to the amount of $22,500. The trustees of the district are John Flin ders, Jürgen Kühr and John Many. The complaint alleges irregularities in giving notice of the election at which the question of issuing bonds was voted upon, and says taxpayers only were allowed to vote, the result being 39 in favor of the bond issue aud 33 against. The plaintiff asks that a temporary injunction be issued to prevent the sale of the bonds, which were intended to provide funds for the erection of a new school building. N otice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for 51.50. AMONG OCR NEIGHBORS. Grist of Items Gathered From Northern Montana Exchanges. Chinook Opinion: At a meeting of the stockholders of the Fort Belknap Canal and Irrigation Co , held Satur day afternoon in the town hail, au al most unanimous vote was recorded in favor of building a new dam in Milk river. The estimated cost is 85,500. Glasgow News: Tommy Reed, who was arrested and brought in from Canada some time ago on an old war rant which was issued because of con nection witii the Jones gang, had a hearing last Saturday aud was re leased, there being no evidence against him. Chinook Opinion: Earl Richards and K. P. Austin have purchased the Lear-e & Richards sheep and ranches on Snake Creek, about 18 miles south and east of town. Also the F. P. Co well ranch adjoining tne same. Abüut seven lhoiwaad h .,ad of sheep were transferred. Glasgow Review: Dun Allman, chief of th.- detective force of the Great Northern railway, was iu the city the first of ille week. He informs us that the country is flooded with safe blow ers and holdup artists, and thai it would be well for local merchants to keep their eyes open. She!by Independent: Count;, Treas urer Gordon was interviewing the sheep, shearers last Saturday for that $4 poor and road tax. Some of the men told Mr Gordon to bring the road to them and they would work it out, while others said they belonged on the poor list. But a majority paid in all the same. Havre Herald: Chief of Police Bickle has been instructed by Mayor Newman to close all gambling resorts in the city, and the mayor also order ed that no gambling games be per mitted three miles of the city limits. The marshal was also instructed to arrest all sporting women entering the Montana Concert Hall. Havre Plaindealer: Captain J. B McDonald, construction quarter m as ter at Fort Assinniboine, now has ii hand improvements in the way of ad ditional buildings and better aecom modations for both officers and men at Assinniboine, which will cost mor than $200,000. This work, so far a: possible, will be completed before snov Hies agaiu. Lewistowu Argus: Oscar Stephen owns three pet sheep which lie keeps out on the Horse Shoe Bar ran near Kendall. They have been fed and sheltered well all winter and wh they were shorn last week, the clip of iighed 2J pounds, the 1? pounds and the iuuds, making a total rounds from the three the I ai'gest w next largest smallest 17 pi. weight of 55 sheep. Glasgow lv" bays who nun Billings last \\ saloon businee at Oje of the Grady 1 a policeman at .as eugaged in the Saco last winter. He left the country and carried off $;i00 belonging to his partner, the "Galloping Swede." The latter gentle man was iu Glasgow this week and expressed himself as weil satisfied with the turn of events iu the Grady family. Havre Plaindealer: At the present time 190 men are employed in the Great Northern shops and round house. While the working force at the shops have been on short time dur ing the winter and spring, with the in crease of work the entire force will be put on full time again. Additional men will be put on during the summer, and it is regarded as quite possible that the number of men employed this year will reach the record of last sum mer when 250 men were on the pay roll. Harlem Record: Inspector Sidney Finch was here one day the past week gathering information relative to the charge of misappropriation and em bezzlement against U. S. Marshal Wall, which is being ihvestigated by the government. Wall forged vouch ers in the amount of $15,000 and the inspector found that part of the amount was secured on vouchers pur ported to have been issued in favor of Philip and Michael Buckley of this city in payment for services rendered as custodians of federal prisoners. Glasgow News: Horse thieves stole a horse and saddle from S'nufelt's ranch last Friday night and later the same night took a saddle horse be longing to Geo. Van, and a team be longing to Frank Curran, who was on his way to this place with a load of wool and had camped for the night on the Little Beaver creek. About the same time a spring wagon, harness, Winchester rifle, saddle and ''all the grub in sight" was taken from the Milner Live Stock company's ranch, about eight miles south of Hinsdale. The robbers have not been caught, and it is supposed they have gone to Canada. Chouteau County Assessment. The tax roll of Chouteau county for the current year has been completed by Assessor Lewis, the total assess ment being about $150.000 less than the figures of last year. This is due to the lower values placed upon live stock and the losses caused by the fire at Havre six months ago. The value of real estate and im provements returned to the assessor is $2,286,789, personal property, $4,095, 247. Total, 86,382,036. To this amount will be added the railroad as sessment, which is made by the state board of equalization and which last year amounted to $3,947,581. The assessment exhibit will be changed to some exteut by the county board of equalization, which will meet next week and proceed to revise the list wherever chauges appear to be proper and necessary. The Boston Wool .Market. In its wool market review for the past week the Boston Commercial Bul letin reports heavy buying by manu facturers, the total sales being the second largest on record. It says in part; There is a general desire on the part of manufacturers to own wool. It is conservatively estimated that consid erably over 30,000,000 pounds have been marketed the past two weeks, the buying being almost exclusively on account of consumers. Yet the end is not reached. There are still a good many manufacturers to be heard from iu a large way. It lias been demonstrated that th mills were lightly stocked, and it i asserted that even now there is not one with more than a six months' supply ou hand. Comparatively little old wool has been carried over by dealers. Dependence must be placed on this year's clip and what little foreign wool can be imported. The short sup ply abroad precludes heavy importa tions into this country. Territory wool is active and firm. About every kind is in demaud, and there have been large sales of both new and old, principally of course the former. The purchase of the Wans kuck mills included large blocks of Idaho and Montana in the range of 18(à>22c. With so much sold to arrive some dealers have called a halt. There is certainly no pressure to sell. It is a sellers' market, and current prices are easily obtained. From 154 cents for a good-sized line of old fine, prices have run up to 23 cents, at which me dium Montana has been selling. .Many Bounty Claims oil rile. R ei- KNA . July 7.—Claims for boun ties on wild animals are piling up rapidly in the office of Ney Davidson, clerk to the state board of examiners. There were §2^,000 in claims filed dur ing the mouth of June aud $15,000 in th ■ mouth of M ay. At present there are about $115,000 in bounty claims on file in the offiue. Tili.« represents claims filed as long as a year ago. There is a little over $20, 000 in the state bounty fund, and it is expected that in a week or two the state board of examiners will order the money expended iu the payment of warrants. There will probably be no more bounty claims paid until next winter, when the taxes begin to come in. Then it is expected a larire pay ment will be made. Last year the state paid about$150, 00.1 in bounty claims, and if the claims keep coming in as rapidly as they have during the past two or three months there will be even mor $150,000 iu claims filed this yea than Fergus Convict Jumps From Train B utte , July 7.—While on the way from Lewistown to the penitentiary in Deer Lodge, Harry Kelly last night made a daring escapc from Sheriff P. L. Slater. As the train pulled into Bernice, Kelly asked permission to go into the toilet and it was granted. He was closely handcuffed, and the sher iff had no suspicion that he would at tempt to get away. While the train was switching out, Kelly plunged head foremost through the window, and grabbed the hand rail at the rear of the ear. At that time the train was crossing the bridge, aud Kelly was thrown violently from the side of the car to the frame of the bridge and back again. A number saw him in this perilous situation and rushed to his assistance, but he dropped from the rail and was away before they reached him. 'I he Flathead Oil Fields. H elena , July 8.—There is consid erable excitement in Flathead county over recent oil strikes in that section of the state,' especially in the ceded strip. State Land Agent Neill, who has just returned from a visit to the county, looking over lands prépara tory to the annual offerings of land to be made in November, says that a number of promising strikes have been made and that the people of the county are greatly interested in the discoveries. He reports that in one of the 250 foot wells of the Swift Current Oil company the oil is so close to the sur - face that it can be reached with a short stick. Mr. Neill says that about all of the land on the ceded strip, from the northern boundary of Teton county to the international line, ha been taken up. X« I'ity Nliotvn. •"For years fate was after me con tinuously" writes F. A. Gulledge, Ver bena, Ala. "I had a terrible case of Piles causing 24 tumors. When all failed Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured me." Equally good for Burns and all aches and pains. Only 25c at D. G. Lockwood's drug store. Stockmen's Commercial Co. Qalata, flontana. STOCKHEN'S AND RANCHERS' SUPPLIES, Wagons, Buggies and Farm Implements. Agents for TlfLVVAUKEE MOWERS AND RAKES. Helena News Notes. H elena , July 5.—The state school text book commission met here today to take action looking to securing the needed supplies of text books for the chools of the state for the ensuing school year. Sixteen bids submitted by various publishers were opened thiafternoon, but no further action in the matter was taken today. James Donovan, attorney general of Montana, has begun au action inj the. district court against E. H. Grif fith of Craig to recover $3,500 claimed to be the value of 118 head of cattle alleged to be owned by the plaintiff and iu the possession of the defendant. Damages in the sum of $1,500 and costs of the suit are also asked. T. J. Davidson has returned from Lewistown, where he went to instal a plant for manufacturing butter. Mr. Davidson says that he had little trou ble iu securing subscribers for a creamery which will be iu operation just as soon as the plant can be com pleted. The plant will have a capaci ty of 2,500 gallons a day and will cost $5,500, a contract for which has al ready been let. Frank S. Webster, a farmer of Win necook. Meagher county, has filed a petition in bankruptcy in the United States district court. His debts amount to $33 397.37 and his assets are given at $10,212.50. The First National bank of White Sulphur Springs has amort gage on his real estate in the sum of $8,000, and Mrs. Addie L. Webster holds a mortgage for $4,137.51 on sheep aud rams. H elena , July 9.—Gen. a. R. Chaf fee, head of the United States army, arrived in the city this afternoon with his staff and was at once taken out to Fort Harrison. He is on a tour of in spection and will go to Fort Assinni boine, and from there to the coast. Card of Thanks. I have decided candidacy for tin republican parly for the office of h a vi ng r< -su met" to retire from the nomination of the f Chouteau county clerk of the court, my position with the Great Northern railway, and I desire to thank the host of loyal friends who ave me so much help and encourage ment. 1 would very much appreciate it if they would give the same earnest sup port tu tin- candidacy of my friend, James Hy u dm an of this city, to aid him in securiug the nomination for the same office to which 1 aspired. Smith. D. And CUTICURA Ointment, the great Skin Cure. Not only are they the purest, sweetest, and most effective for preserving, purifying, and beautifying the Skin, Scalp, Hair, and Hands of infants and children, but they afford instant relief and refreshing sleep for skin-tortured babies, and rest for tired mother*, ia the severest cases of torturing, disfiguring, itching, burning, bleeding, scaly, crusted, and pimply skin and scalp humors, eczemas, rashes, and irritations, with loss of hair, and are sure to succeed when all else fails. Fold throughout the world. Cuticura Soap. 25c., Oint ment, 50c., Kteolvent, 5(ic. (in form of Chocolutt- Ccati-d l'ills, Ü5c. per vial of CO). Depots: London, 27 Churt< r houFt* Sq. ; Paris, 5 Hue delà faix ; Boston, 137 Columbu» Ave. Potter lirug & Chexn. Corp., Sole Props. fitf-Si-nd for " Ali About Bfcby'iSkiu, Scalp, aiid litir.' 1 1 I er s m (vif m ùticur gticura SOAP )( ALTER B. DEAN, Jr. Graduate Optician. Scientific Fitting of Glasses a Specialty . At Lockwood's Brutr Store. JERE SULLIVAN, C. S. Commissioner and Notary Public. Land Filings and Froofs. t-okt benton, - - montana QHAS. H. BOYLE, United States Commissioner. PORT BENTON, MONT Uiml filings and proots. Abstract of land filing« and proofs kept. ' Soldiers»'' Land Scrip for sale and located. E. STRANAHAN, Attorrtey-at-Law. kutlt ukxton, montana. (Late of the Helena bar.) E. FARNUM, A. B., Surveyor and Irrigation Engineer. Ueeervoirt, Uood Locations for Stock Ranches, Etc., Etc. HARLEM, montana. LLOYD G. SMITH, Surveyor and Civil Engineer. Prices 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 Iu Every Particular. JERE SULLIVAN, Prop. JOHN FLEMING Western Agent for the Van Dusen-Havrington 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 ca-rload lots and up. A ddress, JOHN FLEMING, Fort Benton, Mont We Build Boats Parties contemplating a trip clown the .... Missouri River.... Are requested to j, liifuves on Boats 't Oilt* A all We Also do All Kinds of Building and Contracting, Estimates Furnished — - • HAGEN & WICKHORST Builders and Contractors. C hase & Patterson, BUYERS and SELLERS of LIVE STOCK. FORT BENTON, Mont. I lambs, ut (5, Old 1,400 lambs, 1^,000 ewes. 4,000 wethers, tw FCR SALE. f October delivery, $l.A r > Fine Book anil Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press office