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* ****** ****** ! First ♦♦♦♦♦♦» ii Thanksgiving Day ;; TO the grand old pilgrim father William Bradford, governor of the original New England colo nies, belongs the honor of being the first to proclaim In America a gen eral thanksgiving day which should be • festival as well as a day of thanks giving. The month of November, 1623, bad been a weary one to the bitterly tried pilgrims. Their months of toll and patient waiting for the Ingathering of the harvest seemed about to end in the deepest disappointment The eart U was parched, the whole land cried out for rain, and the crops were being ruined for lack of moisture. It was under these depressing conditions that Pilgrim Father Bradford called together the little band of settlers and set apar. • day to be devoted to fasting anu prayer that the glassy skies might bo come cloud covered and the windows of heaven be opened to give life to th<> thirst dying fields. It did not look promising Tor a day of thanksgiving, and yet circumstances changed the day appointed for fastin; and prayer to one of rejoicing, feasting and thankfulness. The pilgrims were in the very act of prayiug for rain THX PILGRIMS' THANKSGIVING. when rain came. It came In such floods and it came so opportunely that the pilgrim fathers were convinced that Providence bad smiled on the little band of forlorn men, women and chil dren who, driven from their own homes, had been forced to pitch their tents on the wild and inhospitable shores of a foreign land. William Bradford in his proclama tion had called the day a feast of thanksgiving, and the best hunters In the colony had been scouring the ad jacent woods for wild turkeys and other game to supply the wants of the colonists and their guests. The kitchens of the pilgrims were crude and rough, but the good dames did their best, and the result was a repast satisfying and sumptuous enough for the most exacting. The menu con sisted of roast turkey dressed with beechnuts, venison pasties such as the pilgrim mothers knew so well how to make, savory meat stews with dumplings of barley flour, clam chow der served in enormous bowls with sea biscuits floating on the surface, roasts of all kinds, broiled fish, salads, cakes and plum porridge. Lastly, there was a bountiful supply of oysters, the contribution of Massasoit and his ninety warriors to the first Thanksgiving bill of fare. The great est dinner of the festival was given on Saturday, the last day of the celebra tion. History chronicles that it was one of the loveliest days of the In dian summer, and so mild was the weather that the good pilgrim dames Were able to set their tables in the open air, and in the primitive forests In the wildest country. In a new and unexplored world, was celebrated the brightest and most Joyous Thanksgiv ing on record. THE SEAL OF THANKSGIVING aV-i 's*. » 'Jltf vfp s D mzi. THE INDIANS' CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING DAY. THE interest in Thanksgiving day and lin observance U Just as in tense these days among the reser vat Ion Indians as In college towns where great football games ate ached oled to occur. Especially is this true in the southwest, where the Indians have had nn opportunity to become thoroughly civilized of late years. Tbc white people find no more enjoyment In this day of universal cheer than do these same dusky redskins. It is a day of feasting, playing and gauiing, with a big dance at night. Such sport omes only once a year to them nowadays, when they have had to forsake the scalping knife for the plow. Their wild nature revolted at the idea of work, and it has been with much difficulty that the government agents have made farmers out of the young braves. A day of. rest and amusement Is considered good for their better nature, and the government au thorltlefl are willing that Thanksgiving day shall become a festal time for the reservation wards of the nation. The Klowas and Comanches, who not long ago were placed on allotments, will have forsaken many of their wild plans of amusement this Thanksgiving, owing to the fact that they have been cut off the free list of beef issues. They have arranged to draw grass money on Thanksgiving, and a goodly portion of this will be spent in pur chasing food for a grand feast At night they will take part In a green corn dance, at which thanks will be of fered to the Great Spirit for the good crops which they have bad the last sea son. The spirit of thankfulness per vadeB the Indian celebrations. The Osngcs hold a big feast at Paw huska, their capital city. All mem bers of the tribe are Invited to take part In the festivities. At the begin ning and end of each month—and there are many—the aged missionary who lives among them Is Invited to deliv er a short prayer, thanking the Great Spirit for the good things which the agent has sent them. The food is cook ed by the squaws, and, while it could be prepared in a much cleaner and more tasteful manner, the cooking is an Improvement over that of a few years ago. With this cheer they give thanks that "by the goodness of God they were far from want"—New York Tribune. Reflections of a Thankful Pessimist. Did you ever think, when it's rain ing and snowing at the same time and the streets form a dainty swamp of slush and the chills are running up and down and back, how very much you have to be thankful for? On such occasions look in your empty coal bin and fold your arms in content True, the coal bin is dark and dank. But think how much blacker it would be if the coal were there! It's the little things that make or mar one's happiness; therefore the less coal one has the happier he should be. For such is logic. A noted philosopher has said. "The coal bin is a has-been." Shivers are the very soul of comfort. Filling a Want. BIghead—My folks say that if I come home for Thanksgiving they'll kill the fatted calf. Miss Sharpe—Yes; 1 suppose if you flon't go home they won't have any fatted calf there. » » ■ H . . t . »» »». MhW ** * ** »♦■ M «»' *" * " INASMUCH. Inasmuch as you havs filled ,. The needs of him that willed, > » In that measure be you thrilled In your thanks. Inasmuch as you have given In the aid of what has striven Upward, so be you, too, driven By your thanks. As you lifted you may rise, You may soar beyond the skies» Even with the thought that flies, With your thanks. —E. Barfod in Philadelphia North Amerioan. Rams For Sale. Choice yearling and two-year old half-blood Cotswold rams, in numbers to stilt purchasers. Tbes- '"T»« are Crom selected Oregon ewes sad pnre bloou Cotswold rams from the greatest prize winning llock in the west. LONG BROS., Ureal Falls, Mont. Sheep To Winter. Wanted to winter, a^ont 2,00" v »sd of siv >eo . ava good range and plenty of hsy ana «near. Address CHAS. MURRAY, Big Sandy Vans f a Sale. Ko- sale, 21 hro< d mares and one black Ja« ■ we ht about UM « Address K. P. RAYMOND, Fort Benton. IHg..wood route. For Sate. Six head of work horse», well broken: have been fed a. winter and io t n >, u u spring work. Also a ♦hrea-lnch wagon, good as new. and one set of harnen, cheap. UEO. K. BARKLEY, Fort Benton. Estray Taken U d . One norse, weight abo 140»poun d, liebt bnckeain with mane roacbed, anf oran-*ed as shown on left thigh Owner please 11 or write CI RAKESTRAW, Clear Lake, Mont. Reward For Estrays. One dapple gray gelding, about 1800 pounds, age six years; one bay gelding, about 1800 pounds, has crooked nose, star in forehead and one hind foot white, age three years ; one black ;ray mare, star in forehead, white mark on one >ind foot, weight 1400 pounds age four years all anbranded and had collar marks. Fifty dol lars reward for each of above animals returned to A. JUNNA, Loma, Mont. For Sale or Rent. Residence property on Main street for sale or rent; also blacksmith shop on Front street. Both in good locations. C. B. SHELDON, Fort Benton. Notice of Sale. I will offer for sale at pnblic auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the office of Stranshan & Stranahan, Fort Benton, Montana, on Novem ber 30,1912, at 3 o'clock p. in. the 11a ry Watt ranch near llighwoort, Montana, consisting of SO acres patented. I reserve the right to reject any or all bids. W. O. DEXTER. Notice of Annual Meeting The regular annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the River Press Publishing company will be held at the company's office in Fort Benton, Montana, on Monday, December 2, 1912, at 7 :30 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing a board of trustees to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction af any other business that may come before the meeting. N. T. CHEMIDLIN, Secretary. Notice of Taxes Due. Office of the treasurer of Chouteau county, Montana: Personal and real properly taxes for the year 1912 on all property in Chouteau county aie due and payable at this office. If not paid on or lie fore the 30th day of November, 1913, at 6 o'clock p. m., said taxes will bacoine delinquent and an addition of 10 per cent will be added to the amount thereof in accordance with the law. W It. LE ET, Treasurer of Chouteau County, October, 1912. Notice of Sale of Real Estate. Notice is hereby given that the chairman of the board of county commissioners of Chouteau county, state of Montana, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder on December IB, 1912. all the county's interest in lots 10,12 and 14, block 1, of the town of Chinook, Montana. Sale will be held at the front door of the court house in Fort Benton, Mont., at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. By order of the board. J. LEE SEDOWICK, County Clerk in and for Chouteau County, State of Montana. Notice To Contractors. Notice is herebv given that the board of county commissioners of Chouteau county will receive sealed bids on December 14, 1W12, tor the building of concrete approaches to the county bridge across the Missouri river at Fort Benton, Mon tana. Plans and spec'ficatlons on file in the office of the county surveyor. Bids to be opened at 10 o'clock a. m. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. J. LEE SEDOWICK, County Clerk. November 13,1912. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Joseph Kohler, deceased. Notice Is hereby given by the undersigned, Patrick J. Kohler, administrator of the estate of Joseph Kohler, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said de. ceased, to exhibit vouchers within them with the necessary four months after the first Suhlication of this notice, to the said Patrick . Kohler, administrator, at the office of H. S. McUlnley, Fort Benton, the same being the place for the transaction of the ouslness of said estate, in the county of Choutaeu. PATRICK J. KOHLER, Administrator of the estate of Joseph Kohler, deceased. Dated October 26.1912. First publication Oct. 31,1912. Alias Sum mon». In the District Court of the Twelfth Judicial District of the State ot Montana, in and for the county of Chouteau. Klsie May Hartley, plaintiff, vs Louis T. Hart. ^defendant. State of Montana sends greetings to the above-named defendant. You are hereby summoned to answer the com plaint in this action which is Hied in the office of the clerk of this court, a copy of which is here with served upon one of you in each county wherein any of you may reside, and to Ale your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the plain, tiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this summon», exclusive of the day of service and in case of your failure to appear or answer t udgment will be taken agalnet you by default 'or the relief demanded in the complaint. This action is brought for divorce by the ilalntlff from the détendant, on the grounds on the 37th day of November, 19C8, the de plaii that fendant wilfully and without cause deserted and abandoned the plaintiff and still continues to so illy and without canst the plaintiff aud continues •part from her against her consent. That the issue of said marriage is one jpll wilfully and without cause desert and abandon to live separately and :ainst her will and without her tween her and the said defendant be dissolved and annulled, and that the custody ot the minor child be awarded to the said plaintiff. —Witness my hand and the seal of said 1 (court this 16th day of November, A. D I 8EA1 " \ 1912. CHA8. H. BOYLE, Clerk H. F. Miller, attorney for plaintiff. First publication, Nov. 19,1912. HIGHEST CASH PRICES RAW FURS IIWRITE FOR OUR PRICE LIST AND I FREE TRAPPERS GUIDE TODAYI UNITED STATES LAND Office My office is in a position to handle all kinds ot Land Office business, and if you need information quick or any work done in the office, you can have it attended to by writing, wiring or telephon ing to me. My office is in the same building as the United States Land Office and all work can be takes up and attended to without delay. ' "TALK WITH CAHHUTH" For Sale or Exehtn«*. Fifty-two copies of the WbhltRivibPmoS (or $8.00 spot cash, or ltseqnlralent im banks ble paper. Goods will be delivered la regular weekly Installmenteduring the twelve months following receipt of remittance. Satisfaction guaranteed. Address THE RIVER PRESS. Fort Benton. Mont. BARGAINS $25 Talking Machines For only $7.50 DOUBLE DISC RECORDS Only 65c Regular $1.50 Books To Close at 60c CRANE'S POST OFFICE STORE E. FRANK SAYRE ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Franklin St., Opposite Court House Fort Benton, Montana Surety Abstract Co. FORT BENTON, MONT. We are prepared to make Abstracts of Title of any property in Chouteau County This Underwear Is Remarkable for its wearing qualities; fit and comfort it brings the wearer, as it is made to measure. Can be built any desirable way the customer wishes. An equally desirable for Ladies also. TAILOR MADE UNDERWEAR and SHIRTS MEN and WOHEN FOR JAINTING FINISHING PAPER HANGING DROP A POSTAL TO S. KN0WLES FORT BENTON, MONT The Fort Benton Sanitarium Newly furnished throughout, with full up-to-date equipment Oraduate nurses and modern med* leal and surgical treatment Rates from $8.00 per week apt according to accommodations For particulars address The Fort Benton Sanitarium. Fort Benton, Mont ELECTRIC LIGHT FOR YOUR RANCH BUILDINGS Has been made practicable by the recent improvements in eiec trical machinery and lamps. You can produce electricity on your ranch cheaper than you can buy it from a public service company in town. The price of the equipment is within reach of all. Call and let me quote you price of plant installed, and you will be convinced that yeu cannot afford to be without one. GENERAL AUTOMOBILE REPAIR WORK W. F. WIL.FOR», Fort Benton Mon Coal Land. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, October 12, 1912. Notice is hereby given that WILLIAM VIELLIAUX, of Fort Bento, Montana, who, on March '26,1912, mide homestead entry No. 09149, for W H NEW, SEJ4 NB54 section 83, 8H NWfc, 8'/, NK«*, NEJï NEÎ4 section 84, townahip 86 north, range 8 east. Montana meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final three-year proof, to es tablish claim to the land above described, before Chai. U. Boyle, U. 8. commissioner, at his office at Fort Benton, Montana, on the 36th day of November, 1912. Claimant names as witnesses: Fred LaBarre, Ililaire LaBarre, Louis Lundy, Archie Helberg, all of Fort Benton, Montana. B. L. BARNES, Register. Non Coal Land. No. 021)312. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Man. tana, October 10, 1912. Notice is hereby given that JOHN W. POSTILL, of Shonkin, county of Chouteau, state of Mon tana, hss tiled la this office his application to en ter nnder the provisions of sections 3306, revised statutes of the United Slates, the following de scribed land : TheNKy HEVk section 35, town ship 21 north, range 9 ea^t, Montana meridian. Any and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason, to the disposal t) applicant, should &le their affidavit« of protest in this office on or before the the 27th ilay of November, 1918. K. L. B Alt NES, Register. Non Coal Land. No. 029451. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, October 23, 1913. Notice is herehv given that JA M KS E. WALKER, of Fo;t Benton, county of Chouteau, elate of Montana, has Hied in this office his application to enter under the provisions of sections 2306 and 2307, revlped statutes of the United Stntes, lee following described land, via: The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 4, township 21 north, range 7 east, Montana meri dian. Any and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason, to the disposal to applicant, should file their affidavits of protest in this office, on or before the 30th day of November, 1912. E. L. BARNES, Register Non Coal Land. Notice for Publication—Isolated Tract United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, October 23,1912. Notice Is hereby given tbat, as directed by the commissioner of the general land office, under provisions of Act of Congress approved June 37, 1906 (34 stats., 617), pursuant to the application ot Claud L. Lynch, For) Benton, Montana, serial No. 022332, we will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, but at not less than $1.36 per acre, at 10 o'clock a. in., on the 7th day of December, 1913, at this office, the following described tract of land: NE!4 SWÎ4 «action 38. township 31 north, range 7 east, Montana meridian. Any persons claiming adversely the above de scribed land are advised to file their claimB, or objections, on or before the time designated for safe. K. L. BARNES, R ' C. A. W ilson , Receiver. Non Coal Land. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon' tana, N .vembeiil9,1913. Notice ia hereby given JOHN V. ven that CARROLL. of Fort Benton, county of Chouteau, state of Montana, has filed in this office bis applic to enter under the provisions o' section revised statutes of the United 8tatee, the follow ing described land, viz: The southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of aectlon nine (9), and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section ten (10), township twenty-two ( ' north, range nine (9) east, Montana meridian. Any and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason, to the disposal to applicant, should Ble their affidavits of protest in this office on or before the 34th day of becember. 1912. JULIUS C. PETERS. Register. Non Coal Land. Notice For Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, November 19, 1913. Notice is hereby given that JAMES O. PATTERSON. of Fort Benton, county of Chonteau, state of Montana, has filed in this office his application to enter under tbe provisions of Section 3306, revised statutes, United States, the following described land, viz: The northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 17, township north, ranee 10 east, Montana meridian. Any ana all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason.to the disposal to applicant, should file their affidavits of protest in this office, on or before the 38th day of December, 1912. JULIUS C. PETERS, Register. Bids For Medicines and Medical Attendence Notice is hereby given, that on th» £5th day of November, 1013, at 10 o'clock a. ui ,.i aid day,' the board of county comm'. :lone. ' 'h •> of Chouteau, state of Mo:i. .na, will r»' .-t. 'fin ed proposals from resident praef' i- •>. .hysici&s" ' to furnish medical attendence . > indigent sick, poor and infirm of said connu, .ndinmates of the county jail, for the yen. commencing January 1st 1913, and ending December 31st 1913. Bids to be addressed to tbe clerk of the board. The board hereby reserves tbe rinht to reject any or all bids. By order ot the board. J. LEE SEDOWICK, County Clerk. Dated October 10,1913. Non Coal Land. No. 029664. Notice for Publication. United State* Land Office at Great Falle, Mon tana, November 19, 1912. Notice ie hereby given that JULIUS HARTFIELD, of Highwood, county of Chouteau, state of Mon tana, has died in this office hie application to enter under the provlsione of Section 3306, re vised statutes, United States, the following de scribed land, via: Tbe northeast quarter of the northweat quarter of section 26, townehlp 31 north, range S east, Montana meridian. Any ana alt persons claiming adversely til» lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral eharacter of the land, or lor any other reason.to the disposal to applicant, should file their affidavits of protest in this office, on or before the 38th day of December, 1911. JULIUS C. PETERS, Register. Notice of Contest. United States Land Office at Great Falle, Mon tana. November 19,1913. To Carl H Ahrendt. of Fort 1 -t" Mon tana, conteetee. You are hereby notllled that AUGUST E. BJERRING, who gives Fort Benton, Montana, as Ills poet of fice address, did on October 24, 1912, flle in thin office his duly corroborated application to contest und secure the cancellation ot your homestead entry serial No. 013918, made July 15, 1910, for northwest quarter section 11, township 21 north, range 8 east, Montana meridian, and as gronnde for his contest he alleges that eaid entryman has never established and maintained residence upon said land ; that the saine bas been aban doned for more than six months last past; tbat no portion of said land has been cultivated in any manner; and tbat the improvements made thereon consist or an unfinished, uninhabitable and unfurnished building. You are, therefore, fnrther notified that the said allegations will be taken by this office a* having been confessed by you, and your said entry will be canceled thereunder without your further right to be heard therein, either before this office or on appeal, if you fail to file in this office within twenty days after the FOURTH publication of this notice, an shown below, your answer, under oath, specifically meeting and re sponding to these allegations ot contest, or if von fall within th"t time to file in this office duo proof that you have served a copy of your an swer o-i the said contestant either" In person or by registered mail. If this service Is made by the delivery of a copy of your answer to the con test >nt in person, proof of such service mast be either the oaid contestant's written acknowledg ment of his receipt of the copy, showing the date of its receipt, or the affidavit of the person by whom tbe delivery was made stating when and where the copy was delivered; if made by registered mail, proof of such service must con sist of the affidavit of the person by whom the copy was mailed stating wnen and the postofflco to which it was mailed, and this affidavit must ne accompanied by tbe postmaster's receipt for the letter. You should state In yonr answer the name of tbe postoffice to which you desire future notice* to be sent to you. JULIUS C. PETERS, Register. Date of first publication November 22, 1918. Date of second publication November 39, 1913. Date of third publication December 6, 1913. Date of fourth publication December 13,1913. 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