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CITY AND STATE.
From Saturday't Daily. Isaac Hunsberger took charge of the John Smith saloon today, the latter retiring from basiness. A marriage license was Issued today to Herman B. Herrre« and Katie Brammer, ootn of Chinook. Miss Helen Lee has accepted a posi tion as teacher in the public school at Coburg, a few miles east <if Harlem. Mrs. Fraiit; Lepper left this morn ing for Havre, where she will visit frieûtis aoù r-.atives for a few days. A suit for divorce has been com menced in the district court by Lena Burton vs. Se;h Burtch, thecomplaiDt alleging desertion. Advices from Great Falls announce the death of J. W. Dilno, who was a resident of this city in the early eight ies. He was about seventy years old. M. E. Milner having declined re-ap pointment as the Valley county mem ber of the state board of stock com missioners,(Governor Toole ha6 named D. C. Kyle, of Saco, as his successor in that position. There is quite a demand for horses in this part of Montana, but scarcity of supplies [prevents extensive trading George L. King has sold an outfit of range stuff to R. D. Redmond at t35 per head, and R. L. Thompson, of Virgelle, is reported to have sold a good 6ized bunch to H. C. Evers at the samelfigure. From Monday"* Daily. Julius.JDanielsen and family, *ho are now located at Spokane, are visit ing relatives in this city. A marriage license was issued today to Harold» E. Delaney and Nellie Hurley, both of Chinook. Miss Gracia Chesnutt arrived from Bozeman yesterday to spend her va cation with the home folks. Mahlon \Villiam6 and H. Jappe well known residents of Big Sandy, are among the visitors in town. Governor Toole has issued a proc lamation setting aside June 14 as Flag day. He suggests that all the schools of the state hold suitable exercises F. H. Piitnam, the Boston wool buyer, is making medicine with sever al local sheepmen. Mr. Putnam has recently purchased several good-sized clips in Fergus county and other lo calities. Two notices of location for quartz claims in the (Little Rockies distrie have beenjfiled in the county clerk's Office by H. S. Whitcomb, and three eimilar notices by Charles H. Dixon and Leroy R. Haywood. O. G. Skylstead and Alexander Ros arrived today to attend the regular June meeting of the county commi sioners. Road business occupied the attention of the board during 'h greater part of today's session. Advices from Highwood report the death of one of the diphtheria patient at the Frank Giab ranch, the case of Charles King, nephew of Mrs. Giao. resulting fatally Saturday. Mrs Giab and her sister, Mrs King. are also victims of the disease and are under the care of a physician. Mrs. Caroline Delorme, of White fish. who arrived from Havre yesterday and was taken to St. Clare hospital, died last night from blood poisoning. Another death is that of Fred Tebo. a typhoid fever patient who came from Havre about ten days ago, and who wa6 an employe in the railroad shops in that city. C. S. Deisem, father of the late Miss Louise Deisem, acknowledges the re ceipt of a hanusome fioral wreath from the high school pupils of this city, to be placed on the grave of their former teacher, and expresses his appreciation of the tender tribute to her memory. Incidentally, Mr. Deißem njentions the fact that he was a resident of this locality about thirty years ago, and remembers several '>! the early day settlers. A telephone message received Sun day morning from Fort ShBw an nounced the sudden death of W. A. Patterson, of this city, who left here a few days ago with the Crepeau outfit to begin work ou the government irri gation canal. The cause of death is said to have been ptomaine poisoning, due to eating canned meat. The de ceased, who was familiarly known as "Al" Patterson, wus about fifty years old, and came here with his parents in the early eighties. The remains will reach here tomorrow morning, when funeral services will be held at St. Paul's church at 11 o'clocn. FromTuesday's Dally. The list of appointments of teachers in the Anaconda public schools con tain s the names of Miss M. G. Flana gan, of this city, and Miss Mayme French who was recently reappointed by the school trustees of this district. L. Minugh, who arrived today from Harlem, reports several cases of small pox in the eastern part of Valley county. The authorities are having all kinds of trouble with patients who refuse to obey quarantine regulations. In response to a resolution adopted to held ing their that fur their who that tDt tiSti has had the A. of of A. C. at the annual meeting of the North Montana Roundup association, Gov ernor Toole has appointed M. E. Mil ner and A. J. Davideon as delegates ilia*, part of '.ufoi'int-d ' g uiirtri of O'iVei e'.l to the public lands convention to be held at Denver on June 18. O. G. Skylstead brings word from Havre that great preparations are be ing made to entertaiu Hie Eagles at their state convention to be held iu that city June 25 and two following days. It promises to be a gala time fur the people of Havre as well as their guests. C. W. Morrison, who returned to from a trip to Culberisou, was urpristd at the number of new settlers who are now locating iti uortnern Montana He that tif'eeu town-hip- 1} Culbertson are eutirei\ ntri~« made by thr ue* ai rivals. The champioï iamb crop story of tDt seasoL co ne-, from Beaverhead county, the D.iloii Exatuiuer beiug uiity of tnis one: Ui. <>t a ounch of tiSti ewes belonging tu J. E. Morse he has received 1.373 lamos, all trie ewes producing twin-except t.vo nn<l they had triplets, ai! <>f the ti-ip'et-* b"ing bucks. The e.ves are 0 ing ragged on the Sweetwater and a»»- kept by them' elves and receiving special attention. The funeral services of the late W. A. Patterson were held at St. Paul's Episcopal church thi* morning by Rev. J. X. Chesnutt. iu the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends. There was a profusion of floral wreaths on thncask^'. which was followed to the cr-meiery by large number of mourners. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. C. Sullivan, A. W. Merrifield, F. McDonald. J. S. Brown, C. H. Ragland and W. Early. R. ues the on be In a communication addressed to the I The May Weather Report. A mean temperature considerably below the average for May in former years, acid less precipitation than usual, are the features of Observer C. W. Ling's weather report for the past month. The report says the highest temperature recorded during the month was 08 degrees and the low' est 23 degrees. The mean for the month was 49 degrees, compared with an average of 53 degrees for May in former years. The precipitation last month at the Havre station was 1.87 inches. The records show an average May pre cipitaiion of 2.14 inches. The precipi tation since January 1, however, shows an excess of over one inch, compared with the average of former seasons. The past month had seven clear days, fourteen partly cloudy and ten cloudy days. Stockmen Should Be Organized. Malta Enterprise, the stockmen of northern Montana are urged by M. E Milner to advance their own interests by becoming mem der» of the North Montana Roundup association and takiug an active part in its work. Mr. Miiner's letter says in part:: My opinion is that every owner of attle who is tributary to the Great Northern railroad, should join the the North Montana Rounuup associa tion and give some of his best efforts to it, for it can be made a power in the interest of all of thein. Heretofore it has been financed by the twelve big outfits who voluntarily contributed from two thousand dollars upwards every spring, butas they are now practically out of business the revenue will have to be derived from annual dues paid by each member. 1 have sent in my resignation as a mem bar of tue Miles City organization, and I am not interested in the forma tion of a new association, nor is it likely that I would join one no matter by whom organized Furthermore, I have decided not to accept re-appoint ment a-s livestock commissioner for Valley county, I nave so notified the governor.. By the old timers it is well known that 1 accepted that vexatious position only to assist more effectually in cop ing with the many rustlers of that day Later I found it of some use do con tending with the federal and stock au thorities against their tyrannous de crees in the matter of scabies in cat tle. I am becoming convinced that there is a comparatively unimportant stfin disease prevalent among some cattle, out it is brought in by breeding cattle from the east, where it is not treated, and then it is disseminated among some close kept herds in this state. The game is getting to be too much for me almost single handed. The course that I intended to pursue, and advise fellow victims to follow, will be to spray ail the cattle with oil and then ship them to market, for there never will be any end to persecution in some form while a head of stock re mains. If. perchance, that nuisance becomes abated the stockmen will still remain in a state of peonage to the Beef Trust and to the grasping rail way corporations. Chester Signal: The remarkable feature of the lambing this year is fecundity of the ewes, almost every one bringing one lamb and many ; twins. At the Prescott ranch a per centage of 118 was attained from ! band of about 1.000 ewes at docking time. WOOL MARKET GOSSIP. Season Opens In Northern Montana With Several Sales. The wool season of 1907 has opened in northern Montana with several sales at 20 to 22* cents. The eastern buyers who inspected the wool in ad vance of shearing express satisfaction with its condition, the fleeces being cleaner and of better color than those of last season. The sales in which prices have been reported include the following: W. T. Morrow to C. H. Ragland, at 20 cents. J. O. Patterson and J. Patterson to F. R. Peters, at 21t cents. Jürgen Engellant to F. H. Putnam, at 22i cents. Allan Gray to C. H. Ragland, at 20 cents. Holmer-Flagler Sheep company to F. R. Peters, at 21} cents. Northwestern Livestock company to C. H. Ragland, at 22 cents. J. E. Templeton to same buyer, at 21 cents, and I. F. Churchill to same buyer, at 20 cents. It i6 announced that the big clip of J. B. Long & Co. which was reported by Great Falls newspapers as having been sold at 23 cents, was contracted at two cents less than that figure. The eastern wool market remains in satisfactory shape, the small sup plies and high cost of foreign wools convincing dealers and manufacturers that present prices will be maintained. The Boston Commercial Bulletin gives this review of the situation: The possibility of a decline in val ues is not considered in view of the high prices prevailing in primary markets and the eagerness which many buyers are showing in acquiring new clip supplies. Not the least of the many straws which indicate the way of the wind is the aggressiveness of cer< tain manufacturers in Idaho and other sections. From various sources re ports come that the supply of staple wool will be short this year. This is said to be true of Texas, Idaho and Wyoming. The high prices recently paid may be due to this belief. The opinion is expressed here that the worsted mills may take hold earlier and freely when the new wools arrive on the Boston market because of this anticipated shortage. It is believed that manufacturers have about made up their minds that raw material is to be no cheaper this year and that they will have to pay last year's prices There is a liberal movement of the Idaho clip and quite a struggle be tween the several buyers. At Cald well and other places the week has witnessed a large amount of the new I dip change hands at a scoured co the of ty landed in Boston estimated atti7to*'»8c for any kind of staple wool. Manufac turers' competition for the most favor ed clips has run the price up to 20c and over, in some instances 21c having been paid. The range is from 18* to 21c, which compares with 17 to 18c, the value set earlier in the season for the bulk of the clip. In Oregon also there have been active operations and high prices paid up to 22c in at least one instance. At 19 to 21c, the range within which many clips have sold the scoured landed cost is estimated at 67c. The June Weather Record. The weather conditions that have prevailed in the month of June daring the past 25 years, are summarized in a bulletin issued by Observer C. W. Ling, of the Havre station. The offi cial records of bis locality give the following data: The mean or normal June tempera ture is «I degrees. The range of tern perature for the month during the past 25 years has been from 31 to 108 de grees. The latter record was made on June 21, 1900. The average precipitation for June is 2.90 inches, but in 1887 the record June rainfall of 9.33 inches was regis tered. On June ft, 1887, there was a light fall of snow. The month of June has an average of eight clear days, thirteen partly cloudy, and nine cloudy days. Eastern Comment On Montana Laws. Never was there a more ludicrous set of laws in a statute book than those enrolled by elerns for the Mon tana legislature and issued in book form by Secretary of State Yoder, says the Pennsylvania Grit. The errors in spelling and punctuation compelled the secretary of state to apologize for the oook and to explain that the laws were copied just as they were sent into the office. One law was passed to prevent the sale of diseased meat, while the en rolled and engrossed copies thereof read ''deceased mett." Thus, liter ally speaking, it is against the law for butchers to sell meats, except upon the hoof, and if they obeyed it they would be compelled to drive cattle around to purchasers and dispose of them while alive. A bill was passed relative to '.he measurement of hay. It provides cer tain rules for determining the amount "when it has been in the stack three months." The intention of the legis lature was to make allowance for shrinkage after the bay bad stood I three or six months Still another law requires boarding houses, restaurants and hotels using adulterated foods "not" to post no tices in plain sight of patrons and customers, when its intention was just the opposite. Another law, dealing with the land question, refers to "parented" instead of patented lands. The Bear Paw Mining District. Recent developments in the new Bear Paw Mining district encourage the belief that a camp of large pro portions in that locality will soon ap pear on the map of Chouteau county. The mineral wealth is certainly there, and it will attract the capital neces sary to make it available for commer cial purposes. The mineral belt, according to those familiar with the situation, is about twelve miles long by three miles wide, forming a district of nearly forty square miles. A considerable pro portion of the district is already staked, and a large number of loca tions have been recorded in the coun ty clerk's office. In view of the new law enacted by the last state legislature, many of the owners of promisiug claims are re-locating their properties in order to avoid any possible litiga tion hereafter. The Copper Gulch Mining company is at present engaged in building roads and other facilities, prépara tory to taking out ore, and expects to make its first shipment within ninety days. Shipments will be made from Chinook, necessitating the expense of a wagon haul of thirty miles, but the value of the ore is believed to be suf ficient to yield a handsome net profit The building of a local smelter to treat the ores of the district will be one of the enterprises to be undertaken as soon as the various properties pro duce an output that will furnish the necessary amount of business. Experienced prospectors who have been through the district express the opinion that leads of still greater value than those recently uncovered will be found at a greater depth. One of the leads, with a width of 40 to 50 feet, has been traced for a distance of three miles, and several others are said to be of almost as great extent. A representative of Helena mining men is now in the Bear Paw district investigating its desirability as a field for investment, and it is understood he is so well pleased with the outlook that he will make a favorable report to the capitalists by whom he is em ploved. , The Ships That Have Sailed. Many ships have sailed from my quiet harbor As the years rolled hack to the long ago, But never one have I seen returning ; Where they have anchored none may know. First the fair ship Love with banners flying, Over a shimmering sun-kissed sea, Speeding away like a swift winged swallow Never again to return to me. Itut a grim old hulk »Ith her timbers creaking Is lloatingetili on the restless main; My dear ship Joy with this wreck collided, She never has sailed on the seas again. Then the bright ship Youth, how 1 sought keeji lier, But she was gone 'ere I ever knew ; And the frail ship Age in her place was anchored WiUtJleake and breaks and a worn-out crew. And (.be good ship Hope was swiftly scudding As far away aa the eye could see; she had torn at last from lier time-worn moor ings A«>d-silently, steadily sailed from me. liuttbe ship Despair 'neath my window lying Uu waited long for the tides to flow. For ->one ha* come that can lift or float her; I know full well that she never will go. Sometimes I weep and sometimes I wonder li somewhere out on a crystal sea, The ships that have sailed will be anchored wait ing Where in the spirit land for me. -HILDA W. ARCHER. A Big Ranch Deal. Billings , May 29.—The largest real estate transfer in years and probably in the history of the state was made during the past week, when John T. Murphy sold his ranch of 90, 000 acres in the Lake Basin country to St. Paul parties for more than $500,000. The sale included all the livestock and other possessions of Mr. Murphy on the ranch. The property was purchased by the same people who, associated with William Kgland, of St. Paul, pur chased the Thomas ranch a few weeks ago. It is the intention of the pur chasers to divide the property into small tracts and bring easteners west to buy the land and do dry farming. Some of it will be put under irriga tion, an enormous ditch being con templated, taking water from the Yel lowstone river and covering the land. A Big Land Business. Helena , June 3 —The largest amount of money ever handled in the state land office in any six months since its existence was taken in during the first half of the present fiscal year and amounted to 1386,099.93. There has been invested by the state board of land commissioners a grand total of 91,139,112.06, and besides this the board has purchased bonds amounting to 9165,000, which may be delivered this month. The total amount of land now under five-year leases is 1,999,238.49 acres, yielding an annual rental of 9210,016. 04. At the close of the last fiscal year there were under lease 1,890,453.07 acres, yielding an annual income of 9199,518.42. Grist of Items Gathered From Our | Northern Montana Exchanges. Conrad Observer: A report from Chote au says that Bud England, who I • ° I forfeited his bonds in Canada on the harge of avoiding customs duty, ap peared last Sunday and reported to o Sheriff McKenzie, who had a warrant , , . - , , , . . for his arrest. It is charged that he AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS. U. IT. mixed up in the alleged Dupuyer horse stealing case. Glasgow Review: Tom King, fore man of the Neideringhaus ranch, was up from Oswego Sunday. He says the firm will seed two thousand acres small grain this summer. The swine industry, in which the company en gaged last summer, and which came near going out of business as the re suit of hog cholera, is recuperating and bids fair to be a success. The tribe has been increased by the ar rival of about a thousand young pigs this spring. Hinsdale Homestead: This paper has received a letter from F. B. Lin field, secretary of the administrative hoard Montana farmers' institutes, stating that institute meetings will be held in Valley county as follows: Malta, Monday, June 17; Hinsdale, Tuesday, June 18; Glasgow, Wednes day, June 19: Culbertson, Thursday, and Friday, June 20 and 21. It is de ired that a full attendance be had at these meetings as much of interest to the farmer will be under discussion. Glasgow News: The limits of the Glasgow land district will take in, in eluding the Fort Peck reservation, approximately 12,000,000 acres of land There is probably not another district in the country that contains as large an area of good land and practically .. unsettled. From all indications much I of this land will be taken up within a few months. The eastern end of the district has received hundreds of de sirable settlers within the past year and many are now coming to Glasgow and vicinity. Havre Plaindeaier: The grading of the road bed for the electrical coal road from the mines of the Havre Coal Mining company to the tipple site has been in progress during the week, and the ties and rails, that are expected to arrive within a few days, will be laid as soon as they come The road bed for the Great Northern spur that is to run from the city yards to the tipple Is being graded, and construction of the bridge for this line across the Milk river will be com menced as soon as the necessary ma terials arrive. Chinook Opinion: The Fair Direc tors are making extensive prepara tions for a bigger, better and grander Milk River Fair this year at Chinook The Fair will last four days to give opportunity for more extensive enter taintnent of the visitors who are ex pected in such large numbers from all parts of Northern Montana. The dates have been set for the big four days show on September 17, 18, 19, and 20, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. One of the days will be des ignated as Valley County Day, one as Harlem Day, one as Havre Day and one as Fort Benton Day. Havre Herald: Deep gratitude of Havre followed the nigger minstrels of Fort Benton when they took the train Thursday morning after their most excellent performance in Mein tyre s opera house. Even the Great Northern railway company knew that the organization was a good thing worth fondling and the regular train to Fort Benton was held in order that the responsibles of the aggregation might reach home and duty on dot Havre's hope today is that the stay of the visitors was agreeable and pleasant: if in any way Havre fell down it was through ignorance and not by design. Perhaps Havre a young and strident girl, but she feels that a matron like Benton will make some allowances. Pill Rollers On Strike. Butte , June 1.—Every drug store in Butte^closed today and the man with the prescription and the sick friend will look in vain for medicine. A strike of the drug clerks is on. It was called at noon today. Th" strik ers declare that the public shall not suffer for want of nux vomica, Peruna or corn plasters because of the strug gle. and say that should conditions require it the union will establish a drug depot of its own. The difficulty is over a raise of 925 a month for clerks and $30 for assistants. For more than a year, according to Business Agent Shields, of the Clerk's union, a movement has been on foot to raise the wages of apothecaries. The old wages were 9100 a month and 950 for assistants. About two months ago it was decided to demand a raise, but owing to other labor difficulties the judgment of the officers counseled a stay until the-labor troubles of the larger unions had been decided. Hera* Taken Up. A dark bay gelding, branded monogram 3B on left shoulder, came into the A. K. Preecott field on or about May *J0,1907. Owner will please claim same and pay charges. A. C. GOUGH, Chester, Montana. Collector of customs Manititor T onrl Affina Receiver o overnor Lieutenant Governor.... Secretary of State state Treacurer OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Federal. Senator» T. H. Carter, Joe. M. Dixon Representative in Congress Charles N. Pray U. S. District Judge William H. Hunt IT. S. District Attorney Carl Rasch U.S. Marshal A. W. Merrifield Surveyor General John F. Cone . .C. M. Webster Register Land Office, Great Falls— State Auditor... Attorney General Supt. Public Instruction.... Chief Justice Sup. Court.... Associate Justice Clerk Supreme Court Railroad Commissioner.... J. M. Burlingame Chas. A. Wilson Joseph K. Toole Edwin C. Korria A. N. Yoder James H. Rice . .H. R. Cunningham Albert J. Galen .. . .W.E.Harmon Theo. Brantly Henry C. Smith W. L. Hollo« ay John T. Athey B. T. Stanton Nathan Godfrey . .E. A. Morley County. State Senator Thos. M. Everett Representative T. A. Cummings O. S. Go« District Judge John W. Tattan Sheriff Frank McDonald Treasurer John C.Sullivan Clerk of District Court Chas. H. Boyle Clerk and Recorder... William R. Leet Assessor Henry Griesbach County Attorney Florian A. Carnal Supt. of Schools Agnes Atkinson Coroner D. 8. McKenzie County Surveyor A. W. Merrifield County Commissioners 6yrs....O. G. Skylstead ' " 4 yrs Jere Sullivan ' " 2 yrs Alexander Ross , BENTON LODGE, No. 5», 1. O. O. F. l6c: Meets every Wednesday -t ruing at Odd F ellows 1 hall. Visiting members •• cordially invited to attend. HENRY IIAGEN, N. G. W ji . H abkibon , Ree. Sec. BENTON LODGE NO. 26, A. P. AND ,A. M.—Regular communications of the above named lodge are held at 7:30 p. m. >on the first and third Mondays of each month. Members of sister Lodges and sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend. J. W. HAIGLER, W. M. \V*. H ahhison , Sec'y. FRANK SAYRE, Abstracter of Titles, FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. Rates : Minimum price for any abstract or con tinuation, including certificate, $2.50. When more than one entry, 75 cents per entry. Mining I fi"C a shown only 'on request. ' Order« for abstracts given prompt and careful attention. ERE SULLIVAN. U. S. Commissioner and Notary Public. Lud Tilings Bad Proof FORT BENTON, - - MONTANA QHAS. H. BOYLE, United States Commissioner. KOKT BKNTOK, MONT. uftiid filing* and proofs. Abstract of land filing and proofa kept. Soldier»' Land Scrip for sale and located S. TOWNER, Attorney at Law. FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. (Office in Cnmminge Block.) w. Y. PEMBERTON, LAWYER, FORT BENTON, - MONTANA.. Cor. Main nnd Bond Sts. E. STRANAMAN, Attorney-at-Law. FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. (Late of the Helena bar.) LLOYD a. SMITH, Surveyor and Civil Engineer. Price* reasonable, and good work guaranteed. Reservoir Work a Specialty. CHINOOK, : MONTANA. QTTO MAURER, SURVEYOR AND IRRIGATION ENGINEER. GREAT FALLS |}R. STEPHENS, DENTIST, Fort Benton, Montana GEO. SHERRY CONTRACTOR m.BUILDER, FORT BENTON, MONT. Estimates furnished for any kind of work. 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