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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday's Daily. A marriage license was issued today to James M. Gardner, of Zonmau, and Miss N. A. May, of Malta. S. W. Hamilton, of Winona, who is interested in the Benton Sheep com pany, was among the visitors in town today. A trial jury was called by Judtre Tattan today, to appear in court on August 8. The criminal calendar will be called Monday morning. W. R. Li .et, of Chinook, who is an aspirant for the republican nomina tion for county clerk and recorder, is among the visitors in town. At a meeîing of the school trustees of this district, held yesterday after noon, it vvj. s decided to make a special tax levy of 21 mills for the current year. Yestèiday was the hottest day ex perienced here in four years, accord ing to the reports kept on fiie by Jeiv Sullivan, voluntary weather observer. The maximum temperature yesterday was 101 degrees. J. H. Chamberlain, the Indiana horse buyer who has operated in this vicinity for several years past, has recently made several purchases it. Teton county and other parts of north ern Montana, and is making a ship ment of about thirty carloads. C. H. Boyle, who returned today from a visit to Harlem, reports au immense hay crop in that section. Iu the irrigated district it will average over two tons to the acre, and Alonzo Smith, the "hay king" of that locali ty, expects to harvest over two thous and tons. A hearing in the foreclosure suit o; T. A. Marlow, trustee, against Jame* W. Carter and others, was held in the district court today, Attorney H. G. Mclntire representing the plaintiff and Attorney Ransom Cooper appear ing for the defense. A decree of fore closure was entered this afternoon. It is reported that the fall beef roundup will start from the mouth of Milk river on August 15, in which the following outfits will join forces: The Bear Paw Pool, M. E. Milner, the Circle C, the Long X, and S. It is expected that the first shipment will be made from Malta on August 31. It is reported from Glendive that John Hidoiv, who was recently ar rested oil a charge of stealing horse south of Harlem in this county, will have a hearing «in the justice court at. Glendive on August 4. The stock in spectors have also arrested a man named William Cherry, who is be lieved to be implicated in the matter. After considering the bids for the Marias bridge submitted yesterday afternoon, the board of commissioners awarded a contract to O. E. Peppard, of Missoula, for a 16-foot structure to cost 89,912. The board adjourned un til Friday, July 29. when it will meet to hear objections from those who wish to protest against an increase their assessment. Cyrus C. Babb, who is in charge of the government surveys in connection with the Milk river irrigation project, states that the surveys will be com pleted in about five week*. It is mated that the irrigation system to be constructed in western Valley county will cost over three million dollars, and that it will require over two years to complete the work. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Fails, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for $1.50. * From Monday's Daily. Ray McDonald arrived yesterday morning from Butte and is the guest of his cousin, Frank McDonald, of the Overland hotel. Miss Mary Conrad and Mies Theo dora Maclay, of Great Falls, arrived from the west this morning, and left for the J. H. Rice ranch on the Shon kin for a short visit. C. H. Philips, of St. Paul, who rep' resents an eastern publishing firm, is among the visitors in town today. Mr. Phillips says he was in Fort Benton in 1866, coming up the river by steam boat from St. Louis. It is reported from Havre that the bonds for a water and sewerage sys tem, to the amount of $26,000, have been purchased by a Chicago firm. It is expected that work on the improve ments will be commenced at an early date. James Murray was brought up from Havre yesterday by Marshal Bickle and placed in the county jail to serve a sentence of ninety days on the charge of robbery. The prisoner was tried before W. B. Pyper, police ma gistrate of that city. Two men were drowned in the Mis souri river yesterday by the upsetting of a sail boat near the mouth of Sun river, the boat being overturned by a sudden gust of wind. The victims were Lars K. Nelson and George Lampkin, both residents of Great Falls. Owing to unfavorable range condi tions, the Sun River Roundup asso ciation has decided to make beef ship ments at as early a date as possible. The roundup will begin August 6, and it is proposed to ship two trainloads from Great Falls, two from Conrad and two from Fort Benton. A dispatch from Harlem reports a shooting scrape among Indians, half breeds and cowboys at Rocky Point, in which three Indians were killed and several of the other participants were wounded. News of the shooting was sent to Major Logan, at Fort Belknap agency, and officers have gone to Rocky Point to investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., he will clean and warrant it one year for $1.30. * From rnesday^s Dally. Wallace E. Chase and wife, of Havre, are visiting-with Mr. and Mrs. C E. Duer. Jurgeu Kühr, a well known resident Chinook, is among the business ritors '.a town today. .se Ladies Aid of -erve ice cream, next Thursday M. E.church, ke and lemon .'eiiiuj in the nam announces services at. Upper II -v. C. E. Cunnin I a-, he vviil hoi iiwood next Sunday morning and . v evening at Lower High wood. •'.»>. W. S. Towner aud children -.rued this morning to -Chinook, .• a visit of several weeks with Dr. .. <i Mrs, Geo. H. Taylor in this city. Postmaster Geo. W. Crime has re* :ved U'jtice that hereafter the mail f r the Kner ville route will leave • on Monday, Wednesday and Fri day of each week. A county patient named W. Wat mju , who was brought up from Havre about five weeks ago, died at St. Clare hospital last evening. He was -suffering from consumption. A mutton shipment of dry ewes owned by C. H. Merrill was on the Chicago market yesterday., and sold at a rather low figure. The outfit averaged 87 pounds, and sold at$3.00. It is reported from Havre that an aged man named Frank Hermis was found dead yesterday near the Great Northern ice house. His death is sup posed to have been due to natural causes. The smoky atmosphere of the past few days is said to be caused by ex tensive prairie fires near the boundary line. Several fires are reported in the Woody island country, about thirty miles north of Harlem. A mut-uiQ shipment of about 3,800 head will be loaded from the Beutou stockyards this evening by Ne ; l Ban natyne, of Brighton. Their destina tion is Culbt.-nson, where they will probably be run in the future. Mr, and Mrs. M. F. Pegsley and Miss Wilding, of Paler.-on. N.J., who has been the guest of .Mrs. Pugiey for several days past, left this morning for a few weeks outing at Lake Mc Donald, about 15 miles from Colum bia Falls. A suit to foreclose a mortgage hi. s been filed in the district court by David N. Luse against James H. Roberts and Sophia J. Roberts. The suit is brought to recover oc a prom issory note assigned to the plaintiff by Frank Piunivett. Lt is announced from Helena tha Henry Winter, who had nearly com pleted a sentence of one year foi grand larceny, has been granted pardon and was released from the penitentiary yesterday. This action was taken by Governor Toole and the state board of pardons in response to several petitions. A dispatch from Jonesviiie, Va., reports the arrest of a mats who is supposed to have murdered a Wiscon sin sheriff, and is also described as the outlaw who k'illed Marshal Stev ens at Havre. The authorities here are almost satisfied that John Smith, the Havre murderer, is not the man wanted in Wisconsin. Advices from Harlem state that the shooting serape at Rocky Point a few days ago was not sucli a serious affair as first reported, lt is now claimed that no one was killed in the fracas, but that a cowboy was wounded by a half-breed in a quarrel over a poker game. The shooting is said to have been done in self defense. 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. Great Falls , July 25.—Dr. Sam uel Hooker of Philadelphia, who interested in sugar beet factories, left today in company with W. G. Conrad for Teton county, where he will look over the irrigating works Mr. Conrad is building and the settlement he has started. It is understood that Dr. Hooker is considering the advisabili ty of establishing a sugar beet factory if the conditions are favorable. A Cincinnati man recently went to sleep in a dental chair while the den tist was repairing his teeth. They were false teeth.—Chicago News. Working Sight and Day. The busiest and mightiest little thing that ever was made is Dr. King's New Life Pills. These pills change weak ness into strength, listlessness into energy, brain-fag iDto mental power. They're wonderful in building up the health. Only 25c per box. Sold by D. G. Lockwood. STATE LANDS LEASED. Nearly Two Million Acres Supply Revenue To State Institutions Helena Record. Few of the large landowners of the old world can boast of such an iucome from rents of land as the state of Mon tana. The annual rental from state lands is approaching the $200,000 mark, while the amount of land rented is a veritable empire in acreage. John P. Schmit, state laud register, announces that July 15 the state had 1,807,030.76 acres under lease. The actual rental from this land for the year amounts to $192,439.62. "This is more land than the state ever before had under lease ai one time," said the state land register, "These figures show the amount up to the middle of this month. Since that time some more small leases have be come effective.'" The vast acreage under lease be longs to the different state funds. The schooi fund, of course, claims by far tile larger amount of laud the state has rented, The acreage under leas is divided among the different fund as follows: Fund— Acres. School 1,474,581 29 University 30,982.3' Public buildings 61,026/1 School of mines 68,480.21 State normal school 44,628.84 Agricultural college 7,699.19 Agricultural college income 63,384,16 Reform school 29,617 Deaf aud dumb school 25,307.36 Soldiers'home 1,275.61 Total .1,807,030.76 in the district court. Informations Filed and Dates Fixed for Trial of the Accused. The county attorney filed several in formations in the district court Mon day morning, the accused, with one exception, having been arrested and placed in the county jail. The list of defendants included Robert AlcDon' aid, accused of burglary: Frank Har ris and Edward Shay, charged with grand larceny; Thomas O'Brien, as sault with intent, to kill: Harvey Thane, burglary; James Brown, grand larceny; James Toney, burg lary; Baptiste St. Clair, petit lar ceny, second offense. At the afternoon session of court, Frank Harris entered a plea of guilty to th ' charge of grand larceny. Bap tiste St. Clair., who said his rigb name is Ladue, pleaded guilty a charged. The jourt set the followin. dates for the trial of criminal cases: Howard Isbill, charged with murder, August 8. L. O. Shoffner, assault with intent to kill, August 10. J. L. Simmons, charged with m der at Chester. August 11. Thos. O'Brien, assault with intent to kill, August 12. James Brown, charged with grand larceticy, August 15. R. McDonald, burglary, August 16. Edward Shay, charged with grand larceny, August 17. Edwin Williams, charged with forg ery, August 18. William McCant, assault in first degree. August 19. I3ids For the .Marias Bridge. Representatives of several bridge building firms attended the meeting of the county commissioners Friday af ternoon, when bids for a bridge across the Marias river were opened. At the request of the board, most of the bid ders submitted figures for a 16-foot and an 18-foot roadway, the bids be ing as follows: A. Y. Bayne & Co., Minneapolis— $10,000 for bridge with 16-foot road way: $11,000 for 18 foot roadway. Twin City Bridge Co., Minneapolis —$11,225 for 16-foot roadway. Midland Bridge Co., Kansas City— $12,800 and $13,352. O. E. Peppard, Missoula—$9,942 and $10,600. H. T. Ward & Co., Lincoln, Neb.— $12,400 and $12,900. Northwestern Bridge Co., Moor head, Minn.,—$10,000 and $11,000. H. S. Wetherai, Chicago,—$12,000 and $12,600. Canton Bridge Co., Canton, O.,— $12,300 and $13,300. Massillon Bridge Co., Toledo, O.,— $10,999 and $11,500. Missouri Valley Bridge Co., Leaven worth, Kas.,—$12,500 and $13,250. Puget Sound Bridge Co., Seattle,— $10,000 and $11,600. Minneapolis Bridge and Iron Co., $13,900 and $14,100. Campbell-Fiagler Bridge Co., Coun cil Bluffs,—$10,000 and $10,750. List of Trial Jurors. The following citizens of Chouteau county have been summoned to attend district court on August 8, as trial jurors for the term: J. B. Rauch, Norris Gray, Martin Connolly, C. Kulage, Wearn Rowe, P. Connolly, I. F. Churchill, Homer Snider, W. Harrison, J. F. McClel lan, W. S. Kingsbury, M. C. Morrow and Geo. W. Rouse, of Fort Benton. B. Simpson, C. Boles, A. W. Sims and D. A. Armstrong, of Havre. Kit Leonard, F. Thibedeau, W. W. Cook, H. D. Riedel, J. T. Moran, T. D. Hansen, W. E. Hiles, W. T. Hui« bush and J. E. Ross, of Chinook. Win. Cooper and Chas. A. Smith, of Harlem. R. Godfrey and J. A. Weiderhold, of Big Sandy. H. S. Brough and Milton Tow, of Box Elder. Frank Schultz and Frank Jones, of Warrick. A. H. Fey, Austin McHale and Ira Brown, of Gold Butte. W. Kimball and Murray Johnson, of Whitlash. F. Runyan, of Lloyd. W. H. Green, of Reidel. Thos. Petnam, of Ada. Clinton L. Lewis, of Cleveland. Ham ilton Lee, of Dodson. Silas Gamble, of Coburg. Gustaf Olson and W. S. Bryant, of Highwood. Lew Williams, of Steele. J no. C. George, of Marias. Clark Lytle, of Conrad. AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS. Grist of Items Gathered From Out Northern Montana Exchanges. Glasgow News: The U. S. geologi cal survey party was iu town aud placed a tablet on the courthouse showing that this town is 2,088 feet above sea level. Shelby Independent: Last week J. A. Johnson closed the sale of his sheep to the Montana Co-operative Ranch company. The consideration was over $11,000 for about 7,0O0 sheep. H. II. Nelson plowing lire of the Great through this four 4-horse Hinsdale Homestead: has the contract for guards on each side Northern track down valley. On Saturday teams with disc plows passed through Hinsdale plowing east. Chouteau Acautba: John H. Dev lin has filed a suit iu the district -court against the Montana Co-opera tive Ranch company and Rose New bould, for $489.65 alleged to be due for constructing a reservoir on de fendants' land a year ago. Glasgow News: During the present season there has been shipped from this point 925,456 pounds of wool, fig uring this at an average price of sev enteen cents a pound it would amount to $157,327, which is not a bad crop. This amount of wool filled fifty of the largest box cars. Chinook Opiniou: It is now a mat ter of but a few weeks when the water works system will be ready to turn over by the contractors. The work of laying the distributing pipes is pro gressing rapidly, and about two-thirds of the line is finished. The engine and pump* are being placed in position and will be iu readiness by the time t ;e pipes are laid. Harletn Record: Recent hay sales were: J. A Hatch, W. ,1. McConnell auci W. M. Williams to Geo. Jones, entire crops for this season; A. Ellis to J. B. Long, entire crop; T. M. Everett to same, 150 tons: Michael Buckley to Stowe Bros., entire crop. It is also reported that George Cowan lias secured all the available hay in the vicinity of Savoy. Shelby Independent: C. L. Galla gher, Thos. Hullihan, Fred. Canivau, Ed. Swain aud "Tony" Davis, em ployes of the 7 Block cow camp, all quit their job on Tuesday, aud left the foreman and two men at the home ranch on Dupuyer creek in a helpless condition. It is reported to have ali came about on account of the strenu ous life of the newly hired foreman. Shelby independent: John Joiner is again in a heap of trouble. This week his band of sheep was attached at the instance of Treasurer Gordon for taxes in the vicinity of $228. The papers include Joiner's personal prop erty tax for last year, as well as this. It is stated that Joiner has a faculty of moving his sheep from one county to the other just about the time that the taxes are due. Choteau Montanian: Carl Oleson was brought to the city this week to serve a six months' seutence in the county jail for obtaining money under false pretenses. He was tried at Cut Bank before Judge Turner. It appears that Oleson pasted a tobacco tag over a $1 bill and raised it to $5, and passed it a.t a saloon. He was found guilty of the charge aud sentenced to six months in jail and $500 fine. Chinook Opinion: The power wool baling machine finished work one month earlier than last year. There are 170 sacks more, which will come in the middle of next month. Chin ook's wool clip this year will amount to 1,800,000 pounds. Mr. Parker is much elated over the saving of time made by power over hand. The crew averaged 150,000 pounds a day, and on one day 190,000 pounds were baled. Russian Losses Were London , July 25.—Cabling under date of July 24, the Daily Mail's New Chwang correspondent describes a 14 hours' desperate battle with heavy losses on both sides and which result ed in the Russian position at Ta Tche j Kiao being rendered untenable by rea- ! son of which they will be compelled to ! retreat toward Hai Cheng. Washington , July 25.— Minister Conger at Pekin has cabled the state ment under today's date that he has been informed that the Russians to day evacuated New Chwang. He also confirms the published reports of the sinking by the Vladivostok squadron of a British steamer with a car^o con signed to the American Trading com pany. Stockmen's Commercial Co. Qalata, Hontana. STOCKHEN'S AND RANCHERS' SUPPLIES, Wagons, Buggies and Farm Implements. Agents for flELWAUKEE MOWERS AND RAKES. Five Suits Against llcinzc. Butte , July 22. —Two more suits were begun in the district court today by the Boston & Montana company to recover damages to the amount of many millions of dollars on account of the alleged looting of large quan tities of valuable ore from the adjoin ing :.:oes through the Minnie Healy workings. In the two suits that were begun today judgments ware asked to the amount of $7,400,000, making a to tal, with the big suit that was begun on Thursday, of $13,150,000 for ore alleged to have been unlawfully ex tracted from the veins of the Colusa, Piccolo and Gambetta mines through underground workings in the Minuie Healy. It is the contention of the plaintiff that Heinze through the Minnie Healy workings has been looting ore from a large lead composed of three veins from the Gambetta, Piccolo and Colu sa, all of which adjoin the Healy. It is asserted that the Healy, although prospected by expert miners prior to Heinze securing control through au alleged deal with Miles Finlen, never was a paying property. In the five suits that have been be gun recently against Heinze and his agents, alleging the lootiug of ore from the Michael Devitt, Little Mina, Colusa, Piccolo and Gambetta mines, the judgments in damages that are asked aggregating $16,850,000. State Assessment Is Kcduccd. Helena , July 24.—The state board of equalization is iu session here to day censidering the assessment rolls turned in by the county assessors of the state. From examination of the rolls as submitted it is fouud that the total assessed valuation of the prop erty of the state, exclusive of the rail roads, is $163,657,634, a falling off of $2,233,488 from the assessors' figures of last year, when a total valuation of $105,891,122 was shown. The greatest decrease is shown in tue returns for personal property, the falling off here being $b,356,660 from the figures of lust year. The decrease in (lie livestock valu ation ik'iuiv that of last year amounts to •>7,-ilii.82-l In real e.-tate and improvements thereon again is shown amounting to $3,123,167. Of course the figures returned by the assessors are subject to changes to be made by the county boards of equaliz ation now :n -os« : on in the different counties, but it is not expected that the county boards will succeed in rais ing the personal property valuations sufficiently to overcome the apparently / Promoted by Shampoos of gticiirq SOAP ( And light dressings of CUTICUKA, the great Skin Cure and sweetest of emollients. This treatment at once stops fall ing hair, removes crusts, scales, and dandruff, destroys hair parasites, soothes irritated, itching surfaces, stimulates the hair follicles, loosens the scalp skin, supplies the roots with energy and nourishment, and makes the hair grow upon a sweet, wholesome, healthy scalp, when all else fails. Sold throughout the world. Cuticura Soap, 25c Oint ment, 50c., Resolvent, 50c. ( In form of Chocolate Coated Pill», 25c. |»er vial of (50). 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