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CITY AND STATE.
Prom Wednesday's Daily. Send your watch and jewelry repair work to D. G. Lockwood 's jewelry store. * R. L. Van Meter left yesterday for his home in Virginia, after a visit of several weeks with friends in this city and vicinity. A suit for divorce has been filed in the district court by Susan Brown against John Brown, of Landusky. The complaint alleges cruelty on the part of the defendant. Cyrus Buck and family, of the Big Sag, have moved their household ef fects into the Richard Smith residence on upper Front street, which they have rented for the winter months. Some of the Marias beef that was on the market Monday without receiving a bid, was sold yesterday at $3.75. Advices received by wire last evening reported a further decline in prices. Len Xorris, formerly a resident of this city, arrived this morning from Oklahoma, where he has resided for about two years. Mr. Norris and family will reside here in the future. Miss Mamie Baker returned this morning from an extended trip of sev eral months to the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines and Japan, and left on the stage for the Baker ranch on Highwood. According to data collected by the state bureau of labor and industry, there were 195 convictions for felonies last year in the several district courts of the state. Of this number. 2S were reported from Chouteau county. It is reported from Great Falls that operations have been resumed by the Royal Mills, after a shut-down of about two weeks caused by a shortage of wheat. Ihe company is now pay ing 95 cents a bushel for winter wheat of good grade. A recent sheep deal in this vicinity is the sale of about 3,200 head by William Gray, of Highwood, to A. E. McLeish, at $2.25 per head. There are about 2,200 two and three-year old wethers in the outfit, the remainder consisting of ewes and yearlings. James Bartley has been appointed local representative of the Francis Meagher Memorial association, and is issuing membership certificates to those who wish to contribute to the fund with which it is proposed to erect a suitable memorial to that dis tinguished Irish-American patriot. A membership certificate costs from one dollar up, a neat gilt badge being issued to each subscriber. 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 $1.50. * From Thursday's Daily. Several ranchers on lower Belt pro pose to put in a big crop of winter wheat. They claim that the winter variety withstands the drouth better than spring wheat. Mrs. R. S. Culbertson and family, and Mrs. Daniel Dutro left this morn ing for the Shonkin, where they will spend a week or ten days camping out near the Fostill ranch. Final citizenship papers were issued in the district court today to Claude E. Embleton, of this city, and Charle E. Tisdale, of Chinook, each appli cant being a native of Canada. A beef shipment of about thirteen cars was made from Big Sandy today, the outfit consisting of part of the Carter cattle that were recently pur chased by the Stockmen's National bank. Among the otlicers elected by the grand lodge of the A. O. U. W., which has been in session at Deer Lodge, are H. S. Hepner, of Helena, grand master workman; aud Jere Sullivan, of this city, grand overseer. A dispatch from Havre says: M. J. Cassidy, as the lowest bidder, has been awarded the contract to furnish labor to provide concrete for all the cellars at Fort Assiniboine at a total cost of $(>,000. All the material will be furnished by the government. According to the wool report of the Boston Commercial Bulletin, there were several sales of the Montana product in the Boston market last week. It says the transactions in cluded several lots of Montana wool in the original bags at 2H and 22 cents. H. J. Wackerlin, who recently re turned from a trip to Chinook, reports that a party of Minnesota sheep buy ers is operating in that vicinity. They secured about 1,700 lambs from J ürgen Kühr at $1.50 per head for immediate delivery, and are negotiating for other outfits. Sheriff Buckley left this morning with Frank Harris, who pleaded guilty to the charge of robbiug freight cars at Havre and was sentenced to a term of eighteen months in the penitentiary. His companion, Edward Shay, who also pleaded guilty, was also taken to Deer Lodge this morning. It appears that the team and buggy found tied to a feuce near Havre a few days ago, belonged to a livery stable at Medicine Hat, N. W. T. The proprieter has arrived at Havre to recover his property, and says the rig was hired from him by an eloping couple. If the latter can be found they will be arrested on a charge of horse stealing. A petition for a writ of habeas cor pus on behalf of Henry Horn was pre sented in the district court this morn ing, and an order was issued return able tomorrow at 10 a. m. The peti tioner was committed to jail for a term of 55 days by Justice Thompson, of Harlem, on a charge of cruelty to animals, and claims he is being ille gally deprived of his liberty. The will of the late J. W. Tilton, of Bozeman, which has been filed for probate, contains some unique pro visions. The widow of the deceased is to receive the rents and profits from property belonging to the estate, but upon her death the estate will become the property of the city of Bozeman, and one-half of the revenue derived therefrom must be used to appropri ately celebrate the Fourth of July. The annual income from the estate will be about $2,000. 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 Friday's Daily Miss May G. Flanagan left this morning for Helena where she will visit for a few days. •Jere Sullivan returned this morning from Deer Lodge, after attending the annual meeting of the grand lodge of the A. O. U. W. The newspaper men of northern Montana will hold a meeting at Malta tomorrow, for the purpose of forming a press association. A marriage license has been issued by the clerk of the district court in favor of A. P. Cope, of Havre, and Miss Rosamond Cope, of Webb City, Mo. John F. Patterson and family came in from their ranch on the Shonkin yesterday, and are occupying the J. O. Patterson residence on St. John street, where they will reside during the win ter. Henry Horn, who was sent up from Harlem to serve a sentence of 55 days for cruelty to animals, was released from custody this afternoon under a writ of habeas corpus. It developed that the commitment was defective. Marshal Bickle arrived this morn ing from Havre with John Fleming, who was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail for carrying concealed weapons. The prisoner was sentenced by W. B. Pyper, police magistrate at Havre. Hon. Aaron Connor,of Ravalli coun ty, who is a candidate for the repub lican nomination for lieutenant gov ernor, was among the arrivals from the west this morning. Mr. Connor reports that the prevailing drouth has seriously affected crops in the Bitter Root valley. The platform dance given at the William Embleton ranch on the Teton last evening was attended by about sixty of the young people of this city. Refreshments were served about mid night. after which dancing was resumed until an'early hour this morning. The music was furnished by C. J. Kops, of Great Falls. All those present report a most enjoyable time. Several residents of the vicinity of Harlem are interested in the case of John Hidore who has been bound over to the district court at Glend ive on a charge of altering horse brands. The crime is alleged to have been committed in Dawson county, but it is believed the defendant was impli cated with Ed Simms in the theft of horses near Harlem several months ago. According to the Drover's Journal report, about one-fourth of the 30,000 cattle on the Chicago market Monday were range shipments, and many of them remained unsold. On the follow ing day the receipts included some 3, 000 head of westerns. A few choice lots sold at fair prices, but the less desir able kind sold for the most part at $2.75 to $3.50, netting their owners about $20 to $32 per head. Notice .—If you send during this month your watch to Jesse Collom, Great Falls, Mont., lie will clean aud warrant it one year for $1.50. * Shaw Opens the Campaign. Helena , Aug. 24. —Helena today for the first time is entertaining a member of President Roosevelt's cab inet, Secretary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw being the guest of the city. Secretary Shaw arrived last evening and was met at the depot by former Senator Thomas H. Carter, whose guest he will be while in the city. Secretary Shaw was this morning ta ken ou a trip to points of interest in aud about the city, visiting the state capitol, the Broadwater, Fort Harri son, the United States assay ollice and other places. The secretary was the principal speaker at a meeting held at tlie Auditorium this eveniug. When Mr. Shaw was introduced he was greeted with tremendous applause. Those who composed the audience rose in their seats and waved their iiats aud cheered. Mr. Shaw's ad dress was one of the most entertaining talks ever heard in Helena. His po litical points were pat and his humor ous stories were amusing to a high degree. The enthusiasm manifested at the meeting was unabounded. MONTANA NE EiUEFLETS. A Budget of Readable Short Items from Various Parts ot' the State. Butte , Aug. 23.—The eighteenth annual session of the Montana con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church began its work in this city to day. There were present at the open ing meeting in the evening many of the dignitaries of the church, both from within the state and from other points. Altogether there were about sixty preachers in attendance. Deek Lodge , Aug. 23.—The 15th session of the grand lodge of the A. O. U. W. of Montana and the 13th session of the auxiliary order, the Degree of Honor, opened here this morning, with a large attendance of delegates from all parts of the state. The meeting this morning was called to order by Grand Master Trevarthen of Butte, at the court house. Billings , Aug. 23.—C. L. Harris, county attorney, has filed an informa tion in the district court against Sam uel E. Grady and Oliver O. Moser, charging murder in the first degree, for the killing of Police Sergant Han nah after the recent Owl saloon rob bery. The defendants have waived preliminary examination. The names of 38 witnesses for the state are in dorsed on the information. Big Timber , Aug. 23.—Visitors from Custer county during the past few days state that there is a scarcity of water for cattle in the range section of that part of the state, and for that reason shipments to the eastern mar kets are _being delayed, [t is impos sible to roundup cattle and drive them to the railroad because of the long distance between waterholes, and it is not expected that the shipping season will begin to any extent before the. fall rains commence. Butte , Aug. 23.—Dr. M. E. Know les, the state veterinarian of Montana will destroy 138 head of dairy cattle at Three Forks. The cattle belong to a Butte man, and constitute the larg est part of a herd of about 200. Some time ago they were tested for tubercu losis and many of the herd condemned. To make sure that no mistake had been made; a number were re-tested. It has been found that 138 of the herd are affected by the disease. The work of destroying the cattle will be done by Dr. Kuowles, assisted by H. C. Gardner, milk and meat inspector for the Gallatin valley. Bozeman , Aug. 24.—The handsome new $13,000 cattle barn at the agricul tural college has been completed and will be ready for the housing of cattle and use as a laboratory for the stu dents at the opening of the fall term of the college. The barn is the largest one in Gallatin county, and perhaps the largest in the state. Helena , Aug. 24.— F. H. Newell, chief of the government reclamation service, and Gilford Pinchot, chief of the forestry bureau, have wired Gov ernor Toole from The Dalles, Ore., that they will be in Helena on Friday of this week. They wish while here to confer with prominent residents of this and other sections of the state rela tive to the branches of the government service they represent. Livingston , Aug. 24.—Word was received today that the mines and coke ovens at Horr and at Aldridge of the Montana Coal & Coke company had closed down for an indefinite period. About 400 men are thrown out of em ployment. One report is that the rea son for closing down is due to the de mand for an increased sale by the em ployes of the mines. Missoula , Aug. 24.—At the meet ing yesterday of the county commis sioners the Russian thistle was among the things considered. It. appears that this pest has invaded the county and the commissioners are consider ing what steps can be taken to eradi cate it. The thistle is said to abound along the line of the Northern Pacific road west of Missoula and also iu a number of other places. Helena , Aug. 24.—Bids for sur veying the lands of the Flathead In dian Reservation and about 1,000,000 acres of lauds formerly embraced within the Crow Indian reservation will be received by Surveyor General Beattie. The Flathead ludian reser vation embraces an area of sixty townships or 1,433,000 acres of land, included in both reservations are nearly 2,500,000 acres of land, which will be thrown open for settlement up on the completion of the surveys. Hamilton , Aug. 24.—What is be lieved to be one of the worst forest tires that ever invaded the Bitter Root mountains is raging west of this city, in the vicinity of what is known as Sawtooth creek. The fire started Tuesday near the old Largey mill and has been steadily spreading siuce. A good deal of valuable timber has al ready been destroyed, and much more damage will be done if the tlames are not checked soon. A stitf wind is pushing the tire forward into the tim ber aud there seems little prospect of stopping it. l.hargcd \\ it h Horse Stealing. G lendive, Aue. 23. —John Hidore, charged with grand larceny, had his preliminary hearing before Justice G. N. Burdick today. Hidore was re- j cently arrested over in the Missouri river country by Stock Detective George Twible, of Glendive, and Billy Smith, of Miles'City, it being thought, he was implicated in the theft of a buGch of horses early this spring. He wanted to make a showing of in nocence and was held to answer be fore the district court. His bail was fixed at $750, in default of which he was given over to the care of the sheriff. Under Sheriff Larsen left tonight for Miles City after Ed. Simms, who is charged with the theft of a number of horses from Chouteau county, a part of the same bunch which Hidore is charged with changing brands on. Officers thought best to keep the two apart, for which reason Simms was confined in Custer county jail. Prevented. The startling announcement that a preventive of suicide had been discov ered will interest many. A run down system, or despondency invariably precede suicide and something has been found that will prevent that con dition which makes suicide likely. At the first thought of self destruction take Electric Bitters. It being a great tonic and nervine will strengthen the nerves and build up the system. It's also a great Stomach, Liver and Kid ney regulator. Only 50c. Satisfac tion guaranteed by D. G. Lockwood, druggist. N otice. All persons having claims airainst, the county Chouteau for the quarter ending Aug. 31, 1!«I4, ust file the same, properly sworn to, with the erk of the board of county commissioners on ■ before the first Monday in Sept. (Sept. 5), n!, or said claims will not in' considered at the •pi. meeting of the board. Bills for ser ces rendered or materials furnished after Aus. will not be considered at said meeting. By order of the board of countv commissioners. e. frank sa vue, Clerk of the Board. I ort Benton, Aug. 23, 1904. Household Effects for Sale. A quantity of household goods for sale, in cluding a piano, ice box. ice cream freezer, lawn mower, book case, bedroom set, dining table, chairs, open stove and other articles. MRS. c. D. g HUTCH ER. To Whom it Concerns. The undersigned has placed all accounts in the hands of Attorney F. E. Stranahan for collection. If not paid before September 1st, costs will be incurred. ' JOHN T. SNEATII. Hcuse For Sale. A seven-room house, with all modern conven iences, a good stable and out-buildings. Address R. X. V., River Press. House for Sale or Rent. House for sa!e or rent. For particulars apply to MRS. C1IAS. ROWE, Fort Benton, Mont. For County Auditor. As a resident, taxpayer, an t republican of Chouteau county sincn its organization, I respect fully submit myself as a candidate for the nomi nation for county auditor, subject to the will of tin' G. U. P. convention. r. s. culbertson. For County Auditor. The undersigned wishes to announce himself as a candidate for the office of countv auditor of Chouteau county, subject to the will of the re publican county convention. B. L. POWERS. For County Treasurer. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of county treasurer of Chouteau county, Mont., subject to the will of the republican con vention. C. M. SEIK4WICK. For County Treasurer. Having been a resident and tax payer of Chou teau county for the past twenty-four years, respectfully subtrit myself as a candidate for the nomination for county treasurer, subject to the will of the republican convention. J. F. PATTERSON. B>ds for Excavating. Bids will be received by the undersigned for excavating a ditch about two miles long, the work amounting to about 7,400 cubic varris of dirt. The ditch will be located on the Teton about 30 miles above Fort Benton. Bids will bi received up to September 8 by ED. KEICUELT, Fort Benton, Mont. Bucks For Sale. One hundred head of good Cotswold grade bucks for sale, in lots to suit purch:asers. For particulars address JOHN LEHFELDT. Big Sandy, Mont. Sheep for Sale. 100 lie 1 of Ohio Delaine rams, four and years old—none better in the statt«— will he sold cheap to prevent inbreeding. 7") head Dclaine-Rambouillet croes rains, two years old. 50 head Delnine rams, two yearp old. 100 head Delaine rams, one year old. îî.OOO head aired ewss. 3,000 head lambs. 3,000 head two and three year old wethers. Will trade breeding ewes for a^'tni wethers < wether lambs.—Address. A. K. PKESCOTT, Helena. Mont. Sheep on Shares. Wanted—To let on shares, 2,000 well-bred, heavy shearing Merino ewes, to responsible, ex perienced party, who understands running of sheep and has suitable facilities to protect dur ing winter and range for summer. For full par ticulars, address C. B. POWER, Helena or Sunnvside. Sheep to Lease. Seven hundred two-year-old wethers, 2,000 ewes two and three years old. Will lease on liberal terms to right party. For terms write me. M. CLANCY, Portage, Mont. Five Dollars Reward. trayed—A bay work horse, branded B3J dit shoulder, and about «-suh t years old. Qyg dollars rmvard is offered i'.ir liis return to -I. F. PATTERSON. Fort Benton. Sheep for Steers. ve 1.T.IVI head ot high grade merino ewe shearers and a'.l young, that 1 wish to e: .' for good two ami three-year-old steers, i •11. For particulars write to or call on p. H. SCHWARTZ, Big Sandy, Mont. S500 Reward. Five hundred dollars reward to any one «riving information leading to the arrest ot persons tam pering with bra mis or stock r;m iiintr on Birch creek or thereabouts, branded Z ~ This brand t are my 8 property and all stock bearing JACK G OFF, Lewistown/Moht. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Rose Virginia Sullivan deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned administrator of the estate ot Ro.-e Virginia Sul li\ an deceased, to the c re oit or > of anil all persons naving claims against the said deceased, to ex hibit them witu the necessarv vouchers within four months after the first publication of this no tice to the said administrator at bis place of busi ness in tort Benton, Chouteau countv, Montana . v .'US EPH SULLIVAN, Administrator of the estate of Kose Virginia Sul livan, deceased. Dated Aug. 10th. 1KU. First publication Auj. IT, ;s04. T. C. Power & Bro ft (LIMITED). THIS SPACE Is Reserved for T. C. POWER (LIMITED). JOS. SULLIVAN, Saddle «il Harness Mann facturer. Agent for the Celebrated MITCHELL MOUNTAIN WAGONS McCormick Mowers, Reapers and Steel Rakes,' Standard Binding-Twine Wagon Sheets, Stockmen's Bed Sheets, Tarpaulins. Best Line of Saddlery Goods of every description Bs?*' Will manufacture any goods in my line on short notice. Mailorder» will receive prompt attention. JOS. SULLIVAN FRONT ST., FORT OENTON. BRIGHT'S MERCANTILE AGENCY Reporting, Collecting, Publishing and Rating in the United States or Canada. DIU IJTH . MAIN OFFICE, ' 09 TORREY BUILDING MINNESOTA Write fo/ terms Reference: First National Bank, Duluth'