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CITY AND 5TATE.
From Wednesday's Dally G. A. Markln, of Graceville, ie among the visitors in town. P. Graft, of this city, is under medi cal treatment at St. Clare hospital. Vernon Lewis arrived from Floweree today, on a visit witb friends in tbis city. Send your watch and jewelry repair work to D. G. Lock wood's jewelry store.—Adv. C. Wilson and wife, of Lonetree, arrived today on a visit with Fort Benton friends. Henry Norden, of Warrick, and H. Lohse, of Judith, are among today's visitors in town. Declarations of their intention to become American citizens have been filed in the district court by John P. Anderson, of Highwood, and Samuel M. Williams, of Virgelle. Congressman Pray and wife leave tonight for Washington to be present at the opening of congress Monday. Mr. Pray does not anticipate any im portant legislation during the session, which will expire by limitation on March 4. Sportsmen, I mount your trophies true to nature. Send me your game heads, b)rds and rug work now, and you will always. Twelve years ex perience. Work guaranteed. High est prices paid for furs; send for prices. S. S. Bryant, Taxidermist, Livingston, Mont.—AdV. According to advices from Glasgow, the proposed formation of a new coun ty from the eastern part of Valley county promises to develop a lively contest for county seat honors among the rival towns. The proposed new county is to be named Sheridan coun ty, and the towns of Bainviile, Culbertson, Medicine Lake ttnd Plenty wood are said to be candidates for the seat of government. From Friday's Dally Marion G. Valentine, of Prospect, was among today's arrivals. Miss Laura R. Peake, of Big Sandy, spent Thanksgiving day with friends in the city. W. B. Shoemaker, of Glasgow, and C. E. Taylor, of Saeo, are among the business visitors in town. Mrs. P. C. Silk, of Great Falls, is a visitor in the city for a few days, the guest of Mrs. N. T. Chemidlin. O. A. Bergeson, of Big Sandy, manager for the Mackton Coal com pany, is visiting with Mr. aod Mrs. W. R. Leet, of this city. A dcelaration of his intention to be come an American citizen has been filed in the district court by Ransom M. Craig, of Clear Lake. Morris Olsen, of the TetoD, is under treatment at the Sanitarium for a broken arm and other injuries sus tained in a runaway accident. The Thanksgiving dance given by the football club Wednesday evening was attended by a big crowd, and was one of the most enjoyable events of the season. The opera house was very prettily decorated for the oc casion. W. P. Sullivau and wife arrived from Square Butte yesterday on a visit with friends in this city. Mr. Sullivan brings word that the Mil waukee railroad grade from Winchell springs to Surprise creek, a distance of about twenty miles, is practically completed. The fact that the taxpaying season expires tomorrow evening is bringing a big lot of remittances to the county treasurer's office. Among the receipts today was a check from the Great Northern Railway company, for $30, 425 this amount representing state, county and school district taxes on property valued at about $1,582,000 located in Chouteau county. A Western Romance. Local residents are interested in a story that appears In a recent number of the Popular Magazine, in which Fort Benton and vicinity are named as the scene of some sensational inci dents. "Shotgun" Jones is the title of the romance, with Bertrand W. Sin clair as its author. The hero of the story is a cowboy who quit his job and came to Fort Benton, and finally decided to make bis way across country to Canada; but when making camp near the Knees be found a boot containing a large sum of money. Tbis Btreak of luck caused him to return to Fort Benton, where be became involved in a gam bling game, and discovered that he was being shadowed by two suspicious strangers. The final chapters of the story develop that the money found by Jones belonged to a stockman who bad been murdered by these suspicious charac ters, Jones being made aware of the crime through an item in the River Press. The guilt of the murderers was established, and their punishment followed, and the money found by Jones was restored by him to its right ful owners. A feature of the story is a little love affair that gives it a senti mental flavor. Water right blanks—only correct form publlahed—for sale at the riveftl Press office. MONTANA NEWS BRIEFLETS A Budget of Readable Short Item* From Various Part* of the State. Missoula , Nov. 25 -Patrick Brafly, a r. tîran employe of the Njr .hern Pacific was killed bere this afternoon in the local ynrd", whpn hp s'Tp^d in frotit of aa incoming passenger train. Brady was switch light tender for the yards. He was a well known charac ter. helena, Nov. 25 —Three executives io less than a week's lime is the re cord Montana achieved when Dr. I. A. Leighton of Boulder, president pro tem of the state senate, became acting governor io place of Lieut. Gov. W. r Allen, who is attending the miniDg congress at Spokane. He will continue to a<t as governor until the return of Lieutenant Governor Allen, who will serve until governor Norris returns. BozemaN , Nuv. 25. —Colonel Oliver Caisholm, w.:ll kuo vn miacr, lawyer and civil war veterno, died here tbis morning. He was 69 years old and leaves three sons and one daughter. Colonel Chisholtn was well known throughout Montana a« part owner in Emma silver mine near Salt Lake City. The body will be chipped to Colo nel Chisbolm's old home in KljiD, III., fur burial beside the body of his wife. L eWISTOWN , N ov . 26.—Joe Pip inick, 6 years old, was killed at his parent's home six miles up Spring creek, last night. The father came to town and reported to the officers that the boy had been killed by stock and an investigation by the county attor ney, coroner and sheriff indicated clearly that this statement was untrue. Both parents were placed under ar rest this morning and the inquest is now being held. H elena , N ov , 26.—The route of the Great Northern's new line from New Rockford, N. D., through Montana as far as Lewistown, is designated in the articles of incorporation of the Mon tana Eastern Railway company, Sled jesterday with Secretary of state T. M. Swindlehurst. About 315 miles of the line will be in Montana and about 250 in North Dakota. Another line 14J miles long will be constructed by the company from the present station of Snowden, Valley county, southeast erly to Fairview, Dawson county, where it will connect with the New Rockford extension. > „„„„ „ ) t>ac . l[ to camp » ' "PLEBES" AT WEST POINT. The Upper Classmen Give Them Many Lessons In Humility, Notwithstanding the efforts to sup press hazing, tin.* path ot a "plebe" at our famous military academy is not exactly rose strewn. W. S. Sam ple iu Lippincott's gives an amusing and enlightening account of the ex periences of one plebe. "For the tirst ten days in camp," the author tells us. "plebes are made to walk with their little lingers on the seams of their trousers, palms of the hands to the front and depressing their toes as they walk—that is, striking the ground with the toe of the shoe first. It is a very tiresome and ludi crous process and is called 'tinning out.' "A plebe walking quietly down the company street is observed by some visitors, when suddenly he throws out his hands and digs in Iiis toes. '"Oil. Cadet Beanpole, why is that cadet walking so queerly?' asks a pret ty girl. "'That isn't a cadet; it's a plebe. Ho walks that way because he wants to be graceful.' "The true reason is that the poor plebe heard some upper classman say: 'Fin out there, mister; dig in those toes; tear up the gravel. What do you mean by deadbeating and going bow legged?' "The cadets march to meals, to church, to swimming, to dancing, to everything. The plebes are placed In the rear rank of all formations. "The first meal a plebe eats in the mess hall with the corps is never for gotten. Twelve cadets are seated at a table, at least three of whom are plebes. The cadet In charge of the table sits a' the head, while a plebe called 'the gunner' sits at the foot. It Is the duty of the gunner to call the table to attention each day and to announce the kind of dessert. As there is no bill of fare and the dessert Is different every day, this Is not al ways an easy job. If the gunuer an nounces the dessert incorrectly, he is deprived of his portion. "The plebe on the gunner's right Is called the cocoa corporal and on the left the water corporal. It is the duty of the cocoa corporal to pour out the cocoa, and the water corporal pours the water. "The cadets often have a fierce and wonderfully built jelly called 'Fells ! trembled.' This concoction wabbles ! all over your plate and derives its name from a cadet named Felix, one of the oldest living graduates, who ate some of the mixture and trembled violently. Cadets who eat It have been trembling ever since. Molasses Is called 'Sammy' by the upper class men. Plebes are required to call it the 'Right Rev. Mr. Samuel, sir,' un til they qualify, which is done by eating seven slices of bread and mo lasses, when they may call It 'Sammy.' "After finishing their meals, plebes are required to sit bolt upright and gaze fixedly at a potato stuck on matches In the center of the table. They are not allowed to feast their eyes upon the portraits of the great generals that decorate the walls of the mess hall, but must sit and 'brace' un til the command, 'Battalions rise,' is given, when they fall in and march points f >r Mothers 1... rwgnts ot Other*. How u:: of you mothers forget that the oilier children should be con sidered as m tu h and as carefully guarded as î lie little ones that are not so very far j ust babyhood? Haven't you. times without number, made Tommy or Susie give up to the smaller children just to avoid a cry ? Haven't you allowed Master Tom to lie interrupted by a small brother or sister when he is trying to get his lessons or busy making something that to hlui is quite as important as any work that you yourself have planned to do? Do you think tills Is fair to the older children? I>o you think Master Tom can possibly recite a perfect lesson in history, for instance, when baby broth er has been allowed to clamber over Lis lap demanding to be shown the pic tures in the book while he is trying to study ? After awhile Tom's patience gives out and he pushes baby away and tells him to play with something else, but repeated efforts to keep the younger child away proving futile, there, is a scene, and the little fellow begitis to cry. Nine times out of ten the mother will take baby up in her Inj» and soothe him while she scolds brother Tom for ;rjing a big ruffian and blames him for making baby cry when the poor boy is only trying to do his best school work. Any little girl of ten or twelve will be perfectly willing to help her moth er with the care of the younger chil dren. She will cheerfully lend a hand at dressing, undressing, feeding, bath ing and the general care of the smaller children, but mother should not expect her to rush home after school every day and take baby brother for a walk. Neither should she allow the little chil dren to interrupt Susie and her small guests when they are "visiting" with one another. Little children do uot mean to be tyrannical and would not be if moth ers would only teach theiu from the time they are able to understand any thing that they must respect the rights of others. Let them understand be yond a shadow of a doubt that they must not expect the older ones to yield to them the moment they express a wish. After awhile, if other babies appear, they in turn will be a greater help to mother and more kindly dis posed toward the newcomer. It requires a vast amount of tact and forethought to adjust the places of the children as they should be. Often the beginning of tyranny is established when the clnlm» of tho woe bnby tixUt» up all the mother's time and the older children are neglected. In discussing this very subject an eminent writer on the care of children and herself a mother says: "In the ideal home a system of mutual helpful ness reaching around the circle hinds the household together in perfect har mony. Tho little ones have an un doubted claim on the caresses, the care and loving protection - of those who are older. This being admitted, it is for the parents to see that the older ones are also immune from interruptions that hinder them from proceeding with the work they are daily obliged to do." Bits About the Baby. Nervousness may not be catalogued as a disease, but if It is not It certainly should be. The mother who is nervous will al ways have a nervous bnby, and unless that baby Is treated In the proper man ner the nerves will develop most trou blesome habits, to say the least. Take, for instance, the case of a young mother who cannot sleep well. Her child will not sleep well either. He will not grow as much as he should nor in the way he should. Ills food will not agree with him, in the first place, and unless this trouble is cor rected early in his life chronic indiges tion will certainly be his inheritance. The lack of sleep and poor assimila tion of the food he takes will produce all sorts of ailments, undermine the health and arrest the natural develop ment. If the mother does not nurse the baby—and it is better for the nervous, anaemic mother not to attempt it then the selection of a proper food is a great problem. Cow's milk modified with barley water Is tho best substitute for healthy breast milk, but sometimes the little stranger cannot take the cow's milk. Then the best thing to do is to consult the doctor and let him suggest whatever he may think is wise to use instead. The Child and Pets. Don't you often feel sorry for the house pet when the house baby begins to notice it? Foor pussy, if pussy it be, is subjected to loving hugs that squeeze together its anatomy in most unnatural fashion or is picked up by Its waist—as its mother never thought of doing—and then, after the eager lit tle fingers have mauled and pulled it, rubbing its fur the wrong way or hold ing It with choking grasp about the throat, pussy is dropped with nerve Shocking suddenness as a new toy at tracts baby's atteution. The Teddy bear has been a boon to many an over handled kitten, no doubt, but small children always love the living crea tures until taught by scratches that wound the spirit as well as the tender flesh that, while Teddy bear impassive ly endures all things, kitty posseses a »pirit of resentment that makes it dan gerous to show too much affection. SHARP BROS. General Merchants n3 "The Children Need New Shoes!" How often in a year do parents say this? Buy the children BUSTER BROWN SHOES and you won't say it so often. They are made to stand hard knocks and last twice as long as ordinary children's shoes. BUSTER BROWN làSâ SHOES For Boys—For Girls. Silk Stockings for Cold Days SOFT, lustrous stockings of purest silk, cold-proofed by a lining of lisle thread—hosiery that's handsome enough for the dressiest occasions, yet warm enough for a skating party. That's the new line of hosiery we are now showing—Women's Phoenix Double Knit Silk Hose, at 75c a pair. The silk used is the same grade of heavy, pure thread silk found in the costliest goods. Its rich beauty is not affected by the lisle lining. We stand back of the wearing quality of this hosiery, too—we'll replace any pair that doesn't wear well. Come and see this new line today. We have it in all the fashion» able shades—at 75c a pair, • (fl|| WeCanSfvoe îKewfvoie fomiiy THE ART NEEDLEWORK SHOP Mrs. M. A. Savage. Prop. Kenton M ta to Bank Kuilding Fort Bentoit, Montana Pillows, Scarfs, Embroidery Silks, Cottons and Yarns All fancy goods usually carried in a well oppointed Art Store. STAMPING DONE TO ORDER WE PRINT VISITING CARDS In neat and attractive type, equal o copperplate. lOO Cards by mail $1.00 GO " " 70 if YOU PRKFKR ENGRAVED :: CARDS We can anpply them in the latest styles. Engraving plate in script style and printing 100 cards.. $1.60 100 Cards printed from plate.. $1.00 WEDDING :: ANNOUNCEMENTS And INVITATIONS Correct forms and printed in latest style. RIVER PRESS PUBLISHING CO. JAMES NOLAN, Licensed Embalmer »»4 Undertaker. Main Street, Fort Benton BIG BEN ALARM CLOCKS Help Run the Farm on Time Is it hard for you to get the farm hands out on timer 1 Is it hard to get them up in the morning? If so, why nft let Big Ben do it for you? Big Beu is a truth.telling anp reliable alarm clock. It's his business to get people up in the world. And he'll do it every day at any time you say. Next time you drive to town, walk over to the store and take a look at him. We keep him in the window whero every one can sae him. $2.50 BENTON DRUG COMPANY S it m % Allen's Meat Market Fresh Meats of all kinds in Their Season. Fresh Fish, Oysters and Vegetables S. F, ALLEN, Proprietor Benton "Stables. HILAIRE LABARRE, Pro/r. Livery, Sale and Feed Stables. Light and Heavy Turnouts by the day, week o' mouth. FINE TEAM8 A SPECIALTY. Horses, Wagons, Buggies and Harness or hand at *11 timei, and for aale at reasonable prices. Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press office. FOR Painting Paper Hanging Decorating SEE WILL ECKHART =ENTEBPB1SE RESTAURANT. TOY SING 4 CO., Proprietors. Front Stroot - Fort Ronton