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SHORT ITEMS OF NEWS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. What lias Hnppened in Montana During tlic l'ast Few Days Big Timber , Aug. 25.— The petition to the secretary of the interior pro testiug against the revocation of the rule excluding: sheep from grazing within the Absarokee forest reserve has been circulated among the ranch men and small cattlemen along the en tire length of the Boulder valley and now carries lifty-live signatures nearly all the ranchmen of that valley. Glendive , Aug. 25.—The prelimin ary hearing of Ed. Simms, charged with grand larceny, was completed to day before Justice G. H. Burdick. The evidence submitted was considered sufficient to hold him over to the dis tsict court. Simms is charged with having a hand in the theft of a num ber of horsesOfrom Chouteau county, driving them into this county early thig year, and he is also charged with complicity together with John Hidore in changing brands. His bail was fixed at $720, which so far he has been unable to furnish. Helena , Aug. 2 ,"i.—Fire today prac tically destroyed the stock of dry goods of Champuey & Iverson, on South Main street. The stock is val ued at between $20,000 and $25,000. The insurance is about half of the value of the stock. The fire started, it is thought, from an electric wire in the basement. The stock of Sands Bros., compauy, occupying a store ad joining that of Champuey & Iverson was damaged by smoke and water to the extent of about $35,000, but is fully covered by insurance. Kalispell , Aug. 25. —John Luttrell, the night ticket agent at Columbia Falls was held up and robbed of about $00 shortly after midnight this morn ing. The robber appeared at the ticket window and thrusting a revol ver iu Luttrell 's face commanded him to hand out what money he had. The agent complied with the order after which the robber compelled Luttrell to face the wall with his hands up and remain in that position until the rob ber was out of the building, or a pal ou the outside would shoot Ii i m through the window. It is thought, however, that there was but one man concerned in the job. Miles City , Aug. 26.— Fred Schmalse Wednesday discovered that half a dozen revolvers had been stoleu from his second-band store. At first he thought the thieves had entered the store while the door was open durin his absence. At a closer examination ho discovered marks of a chisel on the sash of the rear window. The revol vers were discovered in the fire box of a steam boiler on the Keougli res ervation. Missoula , Aug. 26.—Word from the Lolo district conveys the informa tion that the forest lire that lias been burning in that section for two or three weeks has about burned out, af ter doing great damage to the timber. For a time it looked very dangerous, but that is past now although tlie trail is crossed by fallen timber, much of which impedes travel through the for est. Great Falls , Aug. 2(i.—United States Commissioner \V. S. Frary this morning received from Browning a complaint against Peter Spoka and Vinco Brach, charging them with the introduction of a quantity of whiskey upou the Blackfeet Indian reservation. None of the particulars of the case are known here other than that the two men are under arrest in Brown ing, having been taken up by Deputy United States Marshal Henry Guthrie. The two prisoners will not be brought to this place at once, but instructions were sent to Browning today by Com missioner Frary authorizing their re lease upon $300 bail each. Hamilton , Aug. 26.— iu the con vention this morning the State Feder ation of Labor elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Presi dent, Alex Fairgrieve, Butte, ( re elect ed ): first vice president, K. .1. Letueri, Helena, (re-elected); second vice pres ident, Mr?. Frances Calviu, Butte: secretary, Howard O. Smith, Helena ( re-elected ): treasurer, Dan Stateu, Butte. Executive board, Joseph Ca hill, W. F. Dick, George Elliott. Kalispell, Great Falls and Anaconda were all in the fight for the next con vention, but Kalispell won on the sec ond ballot by a vote of 52 to 44. Helena , Aug. 27.—The jury in the case of the state of Montana against Edward C. Christie, accused of the theft of $460 from guests of the Cos mopolitan hotel, failed to reach an agreement and at 11 o'clock this morning was discharged from further consideration of the case. Christie was remanded to the custody of the sheriff after the court had denied a motion to release the defendant. Kalispell , Aug. 27.— The forest fires which were thought to have been put out a few days ago have again started. The fires in the vicinity of Stillwater lakes are again under the control of the forest rangers, and no more trouble is anticipated in that re gion. Many sections of valuable tim ber have been burned over in this part of the state. The fires east of Kalispell are still burning, but they have done about all the damage possi ble and are burning small timber. Billings , Aug. 27. —White Swan, a noted Crow Indian scout, who was wounded in the historic Custer fight, died at Crow Agency this week and was buried at the Custer battlefield cemetery with military honors. White Swan was with General Reno's divis ion and during the battle received a serious wound. One of his arms wa almost torn oil', and soon after the battle he was granted a pension by the government, He was one of the most noted among the old-time scouts during the troublous Indian warfare in the Northwest and stood highly with the officers of the army. Kalispell , Aug. 27.— Albert Red mond, who caused a wreck upon the Whitefish branch of the Great North ern a month ago by tearing up the track, and who has been languishing in the county jail awaiting trial, has been released. He succeeded in get ting two friends to go upon his bond for $2,500. He says if he is convicted he wishes to get his wordly possessions in proper shape. It is believed that he was half-crazed, owing to his ina bility to prevent the railroad running through his land. Missoula , Aug. 29.— Edwin T. Per kins, of the irrigation bureau, who has been investigating the project for reclaiming land on the east side of the Bitter Root river near Hamil ton, reports adversely upon the pro jected canal. He says the cost of the anal would far exceed the value of the land reclaimed. Helena , Aug. 29. —Richard J. Bam berrv, a great Northern conductor, was instantly killed just west of the city limits today. The car on which he was standing jumped the track at the point where the Northern Pacific Rimini track crosses the Great North ern, and Bamberry was cut in two. William Tobin, a brakeman who tood beside Bamberry, was not in jured. Lewistown , Aug. 29.— An elevator company, known as the .Montana Ele vator C., has been organized here and an elevator is being erected at Moore, 20 miles from Lewistown. It is the in tention of the company to handle rain and hay and take the produce of the ranchers on the Rock creek bench. This bench is getting to be a great grain producing locality and it is thought that this elevator will fur nish the growers with a market for their grain. Much grain is being bought here for $1.25 a hundred. Will Investigate Horse Disease. Helena , Aug. 29. — Dr. M. E. Knowles today received a telegram advising him of the coming of two eminent men of the east who are to ac company him on his trip to Alberta for the purpose of investigating mal du coit in horses. The geutlemeu in question are Dr. V. A. Moore, pro fessor of pathology and bacteriology iu Cornell university, and Dr. Win. 11. Kelly, state veterinarian of New York. They will be met by Dr - Ruth erford, veterinary inspector general of Canada, who will be with them dur ing the progress of the investigation, which will continue for a week or more. With the visitors from the east the interest in the matter is purely scien tific, but with Dr. Knowles the interest is practical, it being his desire to pre vent the introduction of the disease into Montana. The disease is a new one for this part of the northwest, although it has been known to exist in South Dakota, Wyoming and Ne braska for years. There lias never been a case of it reported iu Montana. A Rush For Land. BlackuooT , Idaho, Aug. 29.—Al ready prospective applicants for lauds to be opened on Fort Hall reservation September ti, near Poeatello, are gath ering in the vicinity of the United States laud office here. They are camped near the entrance to the office, sleeping on steps and either carrying their own provisions or having friends bring food to them. Those here have inaugurated rules of their own, as to numbering consecutively upon arrival, for preference to tile, temporary ab seuees, etc. About 41.000 acres are to b.' thrown open. Philippines Town Is Hunted M anila , Aug. 29.—The city of Bin au;r, in Laguua province, Island of Luzon, has been destroyed by tire. One hundred persons perished in the fiâmes aud 5,000 were rendered home less. The lo?s is estimated at 8200, 000. The government is furnishing food and shelter tents to the people made destitute by the fire. l'ullimm Shops Will Close. Chicago , Aug. 30.—The great shops of the Fulltnau company are to be shut down on September 1, and thousands of men employed in the various de partments of the earbuilding corpora tion will be without work. Thirty thou sand people at Pullmau and in sur rounding town- will be affected. The plant may remain closed for more than a mouth. RUSSIANS ON THE RUN. German Critics Think Kuropatkin's Army Will lie Surrounded. St. Petersburg , Aug. 29.—The operations around Liao Yang have undergone a complete change. Owing to the delay iu the concentration of General Kuropatkin's army, as a re sult of the terrible condition of the roads, the Japanese seized the oppor tunity to attack the slow-moving corps, and severe fighting occurred Aug. 27 and 28, in which the Russians lost another thousand men, and they now probably will have to accept a general engagement. The strength of the enveloping Jap anese armies may be judged from the fact that General Oku alone, who is coming from the south, is officially re ported to have 75,000 men. Whether General Kuropatkin intends to accept battle at Liao Yang may not be known positively for several days, but the belief prevails here that he will with draw northward, having found that he is not strong enough to compete with the Japanese. Berlin , Aug. 29.—German military men are discussing the situation of General Kuropatkin with the keenest interest. They have information that the defenses of Lio Yang are of ex traordinary strength. The German critics think Lio Yang's defenses about equalize the difference in num bers between the Russians—estimated at 180,000—and the Japanese, number ing 240,000. TJie danger of General Kuropatkin's situation is recognized as being bottled up like Field Marshal Ba zaine, who surrended Metz to the Ger mau forces in 1870. It is doubted by the experts if General Kuropatkin will be able fo prevent the complete encir cling of Liao Yang, which would mean propably the eventual loss of his en tire army. The Japanese delay is be lieved to have been due to the necessity of bringing up siege guns with which to break the Russian fortifications. A Wyoming Lynching. Laramie , Wyo., Aug. 29.—Joe Mar tin, colored, was lynched by a mob of 300 men in front of Judge Carpenter's house at 8 o'clock tonight. Martin was a trusty in the county jail. He attacked a white girl, Delia Krause, in the jail kitchen and slashed her face and arms with a razor. Tonight a mob of several hundred men formed outside the jail. The first intimation that Sheriff Cook had of the contemplated lynching was when two masked men appeared in the kitchen of the jail house and with guns leveled at him told him that there was 200 men waiting outside for the negro aud that he had better not attempt to make any trouble for them. TT T IE Of Disfiguring Humors Use CUTICURA I C* 6 —« Every child born into the world with an inherited tendency to tor turing, disfiguring humors of the Skin and Scalp, becomes an object of the most tender solicitude, not only because of its suffering, but because of the dreadful fear that the disfiguration is to be lifelong and mar its future happiness and prosperity. Hence it becomes the duty of mothers of such afflicted children to acquaint themselves with the best, the purest, and most effective treatment available, viz.: the CUTICURA Treatment, con sisting of warm baths with CUTI CURA Soap, and gentle anointings with CUTICURA Ointment, the great Skin Cure. Cures made in childhood are speedy, permanent, and economical. Ave. I'otter Drug & Chem. Corp., Sole Props. for " How to Cure DisfiKuriug Iluiiiorô." Sheop water, 10 for the w Ranch For Rent. an. raille, buildings, and spring tons of hav stacked by shed, will rent nter. Terms 011 application. W. J. KKLLETT. Maple Creek, Assa. The Weekly Rivv.k Pkkss is a £ood newspaper to send u\va\ to vourfriends iu the east. U will .save you the trou ble or wr:nusr .v'.u .•» Call for Republican State Conven tion—September 7, 1904. Helena , Montana, August 10th, 1904. At a meeting of the state Central Committee held in the City of Helena, on the twenty-second (lay of February, 1WU4, it was ordered that the executive committee be authorized to fix the time for holding the republican state convention at Billings, Montana : Therefore the republican executive committee directs that a state conven tion of delegated representatives of the republi can party be held at the city of Billings In the state of Montana at 13 o'clock noon, September 7th, 19U4, for the purpose of placing in nomina tion candidates for the following oltices: Three presidential electors, 1 member of consress 1 governor, 1 lieutenant governor, l chief"justi'ce of the state supreme court, 1 secretary of state 1 state auditor, l state treasurer, 1 attorney Gen eral, 1 superintendent of public instruction, 1 clerk of the state supreme court. And for the transaction of such other business as may come before the convention. Therepub lican electors of the several counties and all other electors, without regard to past political aihliations, who believe in the principles of the republican party and who endorse itspolicit« are cordially invited to nnite under this call in the holding of party primaries and conventions for the purpose of electing delegates and alter nates to said convention. Said convention shall consist of the following number of delegates for the several counties : Beaverhead jg Broadwater 0 Carbon 14 Cascade ' 34 Chouteau ! 15 Custer 10 Dawson 8 Deer Lodge 18 Fergus lit Flathead 22 Gallatin ...... 19 Granite ' ............ 9 Jefferson ' " jq Lewis and Clark 2<j Madison.: 23 Meagher 7 Missoula 3tj Park 16 Powell /.n Ravalli ..IT Rosebud ..... u Silver Bow 64 Sweet Grass ... 7 Teton '.!ll Valley S Yellowstone 15 Total, 450 The following rules have bean adopted by the party for the government of the convention": First—Delegates and alternate delegates shall lie elected to the convention and in the event of a failure of nny delegate to attend, the alternate delegate shall cast the vote of the delegate whom he represents. Second—In the absence of any delegate and his alternate, a majority of the delegation from that county shall cast tiie vote of the absentee. Third—In the abaen. e of all the delegates and alternate delegates from any county, 110 vote shall be cast from said county. Fourth—In the county in wincli th j State con vention is held, no vote shall be cast for an ab eent delegate and alternate delegate. Fifth—-Delegates and alternate delegates must be Republicans and residents of the county which they represent. Sixth—AH notices of contests shall be submit ted in writing, accompanied by a statement set Una forth the grounds of contest, which shall be filed with the secretary of the State Central Com mittee at least one day prior to the meeting of the convention. Contests will be acted on by the State Central Committee and reported to the convention for approval. J. B COLLINS, WILLIAM LINDSAY, Secretary Chairman Notice of Sale of Real Estate. In the district court of the twelfth judicial district of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Chouteau. In the matter of the estate of William McMas ter, deceased. Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order of the District Couit of the county of Chou teau, state of Montana, made on the 10tn day of August, 1904, in the matter of the estate of Wil liam McMaster, deceased, the undersigned, the administrator of said estate, will sell at private sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, lawful money of the United States, and subject to con firmation by feaid District Court, on Wednesday, the Tth day of September, 190*4, at 10 o'clock a. in. at the law office of P. E. Stranahan, in Fort lien ton, in the said county of Chouteau, all the rieht, title, interest and estate of the .-aid William ^Ic Master, deceased, at the time of his death, and all the right, title and interest that the said estate has by operation of law or otherwise, ac quired otter than or in addition to that of the said William McMaster at the time of his death, in and to all those certain lots, pieces or panels of land situated, lying, and being in the said county of Chouteau, state of Montana, and bound ed and described as follows, to wit: Lots numbered one, two and three of section four, in township twenty-live north, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of sec tion thirty-three, in township twenty six north, of range sixteen east of the Montana "meridian. The east half of the southeast quarter of sec tion twenty-seven, and the north half oi iii • northeast quarter of section thirty-four, in town ship twenty-six north, of range sixteen east of Montana meridian. The north halt of the southwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-four, in township twenty-six north, of range sixteen east of Montana meridian. The south half of the northwest quarter of section four, in township twenty-five north, of range sixteen east of Montana meridian The above described land is what is known as the William McMaster ranch, located about 3S miles southeast of the town of Big Sandy, and contains about 525.44 acres of land. Written bids or offers for said land will be re ceived at the law office of P. K. Stranahan. in Fort Benton, Chouteau county. Montana, at any time until said sale i« mane as aforesaid. Terms and conditions of sale: Cash, lawful money of the Unite ! States, ten per cent of the bid to accompany the bid, balance on confirma tion of sale by said District Court. Deed ex pense of purchaser. .TOIIN M cMASTER, Administrator of the estate of William McMas ter, deceased. Dated August 15, 1904. Selling Out THE BOSTON STORE, Fort Benton, - Mont. The more you buy, the bigger reduction you get, as we don't refuse an offer on a few dollar deal. Our stock consists of CLOTHING, DRY GOODS and SHOES Terms of Court, 1904. c11 0 ut e a u cot" n t v. Tuesday. Oetober vall.ev county. Tuesday, September 27. Saturday, November teton county. Monday, September 12. Monday, December 12. Notice of Election, Constitutional! Amendment. Substitute for House Bill 1, 4 & ti. "An Act Entitled, "An Act Providing for the ! submitting to the qualified electors of the State ! of Montana, for tneir approval or rejection, Amendments to Article IS of the Constitution of the State of Montana, ov addiii" thereto three new Sections as follows: = Section 3. Prohibiting the employment of c.iildren under sixteen years of age'in under ground mines. Section 4. Making a period of eight hours a day's labor on public works, and in mills, smelt ers and under-ground mines. Section 5. Providing for legislation to en force the provisions of this Article. Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Montana: Section 1. There shall lie submitted to the qualified electors of the Slate of Montana, at the next general election to be held within this state, the following amendments to Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Montana, relating to Labor: Section 3. It shall be unlawful to employ children under the age of sixteen (16) years of age in under-ground mines Section ). A period ot Eight Honrs shall con stitute a day's work on all works or undertakings carried on or aided by any Municipal, County or State Government, and on all contracts le't by them, and in Mills, and Smelters for the treat ment of ores, and in under-ground mines. Section 5. The Legislature hy appropriate legislation shall provide for the enforcement ef the provisions of this Article. sections. The vote upon this Amendment shall be counted and canvassed by such persons, and in such manner as provided by law for the counting and canvassing of the vote for Member of Congress, and if a majority of all the votes cast at said election, for and against said amend ment shall be in favor of tlie amendment, the Governor of the State shall immediately so de clare by public proclamation, and said amend ment shall be in full force and effect as part of the Constitution from and after the date of said proclamation. Section 8. The official ballots to be used at the general election to be held in November, lüOt, shall have printed thereon the following words: "For the Amendment to the Constitution, Re lating to the Rights of Labor," and the words: "Against the Amendment to the Constitution, Relating to the Rights of Labor."' Section 4. All Acts and parts of Acts in con flict with the provisions of this Act nre hereby repealed. Section."». This net shall take effect and be in force from and afu-r its passage und approval. Approved December 10, 1903. " UNITED STATES Op AMERICA, Stare of Montana, ss. : I, Geo. M. Ilays. Secretary of State of the State of Montana, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of "An Act Entitled, "An Act Providing for the sub mitting to the qualified electors of the State of Montana, for their approval or rejection, Amendments to Article IS of the Constitution of the *tate of Montana, by adding thereto three new Sections as follows: SectionS. Prohibiting the employment of children under sixteen years of age' in under ground mines. Section 4. Making a period of eight hours a day's labor on public works, and in mills, smel ters and under-ground mines. Section 5. Providing for legislation to en force the provisions of this Article. Enacted by the Second Extraordinary Session of the Eighth Legislative assembly of the State of Montana and approved on the tenth day of December, A. D. 1903. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of said State. (Seal) Done at the City of Helena, the Capital of said State, this twenty-fifth dav of July, A. D 1904. GEO. M. 'HAYS, Secretary of State. SHIP CATTLE am SHEEP —TO— The Van Dusen Harrington Co. SOUTH ST. PAUL MINNESOTA. m-% Write for Market Reports. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialty at the lliVKil Pwess office. WILL YOU NEED... A MOWER. BINDER, or HAY RAKE? IF SO, BUY THE BEST! The MILWAUKEE justly claims this proud distinction. We carry the Chain Drive flower in 5-ft., 6-ft. and 7=ft. cut. Also the Milwaukee Steel Junior No. 10, THE BINDER THAT NEVER DISAPPOINTS. Also the Milwaukee Steel Rakes in all widths Repairs for these machines are seldom wanted but we have them always on hand. COME AND SEE THESE fl AC H INES. A glance will show their superiority over all others. 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 invited from parties who wish to buy in carload lots and up. Address, JOHN FLEMING, Fort Benton, Mont Democratic County Convention. F ort B enton , Mont., August 20, 1904. At a meeting of the democratic county central committee of Chouteau county, held in Havre, Montana, May 14tli, 1904, it was ordered that Chairman A. S. Lohman of the county central committee be authorized to fix the date for hold lug the Chouteau county democratic convention at Fort Benton, Montana. Therefore it is ordered that said convention be held to meet at the court house in the city of Jort Benton, Chouteau county, Montana, Mon day, September 12th. 19H4. at ia o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing fifteen delegates and fif teen alternate delegates to attend the state demo cratic convention which is called to meet at Helena, Montana, September 14th, 1904, and also to nominate a full county ticket, to-wit: Two members of th<? state legislature, one sheriff, one county treasurer, one county clerk and recorder, one county assessor, fine county attorney, one county superintendent of school's, one clerk of district court, one county auditor, one county purveyor, oiie county coroner, one public admin istrator, and for the transaction of such other business as may properlv come before the con vention. The representation in the convention will be apportioned among the several voting precincts of the county as follows: On the basis of one delegate for each 20 votes and major fraction thereof cast for -Joseph K. Toole for governor in the election of 1900. Primaries will be held in each voting precinct in the county on Friday, September 9tii, 1904, at eight o'clock p. m. at the places named below: Harlem, School House 2 Dodson, Kelly & Barrett store 1 Landusky, Post Office i Chinook, Town Hall ii Lower Clear Creek, School House l Lloyd, Post Office i Cleveland. Post Office l Warrick, Post Office 1 Egan, Taylor's House l Havre, Mclntyre's Opera House 7 Big Sandy, Hotel 2 Box Elder, Post Ort ce 1 Chester, Bourne & Hamilton's store 1 Gold Butte, Post Office l East Butte, Hill Post Office l Lucille, \V. P. Turner's house l Yalleaux, Capt. Nelee's 1 Perrysburg, Wm. Snow's ranch 1 Fort Benton, Club Room, Grand I'nion hotel.. T Marias, School House 1 Upper Ilighwood, School House 1 Lower Ilighwood, Shepherd's 1 Shonkin, School House 1 Flagler, Steele Post Office 1 Phillips, Phillip's house 1 LibbyJ Libby & Merrill's ranch . 1 Upper Shonkin, School House 1 Circle Ranch, Ranch 1 Belmont, Coburn's ranch 1 Basin, School House 1 Ragland, Ranch 1 Simpson, C. A. Smith's ranch 1 Lee, Henry Berger's Ranch 1 The county central committee has adopted the following rules for the government of the county democratic convention ; 1. Delegates and alternate delegates shall be democratic residents of the precints which thev represent. 2. In the absence of a delegate his alternate shall cast his vote. 8. In the absence of a delegate and his alter nate a majority of the delegation from that pre cinct shall cast the vote of the absentees. 4. In case any precinct shall he without repre sentation, either by delegates or alternates, such precinct shall not be entitled to vote. By order of the county democratic central com mittee of Chouteau county, Montana. A. S. LOHMAN, P.J. McINTYRE, Chairman. Secretary. J # B. LONG & CO., Opposite Park Hotel, Great Falls, Mont WILL TRADE Two and three-year=old Rambouillet grade ewes, sheared 8 1-2 pounds, for two=year=old wethers.