OCR Interpretation

The river press. [volume] (Fort Benton, Mont.) 1880-current, December 04, 1912, Image 3

Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85053157/1912-12-04/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

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
Send your watch and jewelry repair
work to D. G. Lock wood's jewelry
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
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
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
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.
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
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 »
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
f >r
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
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.
General Merchants
"The Children
Need New Shoes!"
How often in a year do parents
say this?
Buy the children
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.
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, •
WeCanSfvoe îKewfvoie fomiiy
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.
In neat and attractive type,
equal o copperplate.
lOO Cards by mail $1.00
GO " " 70
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
Correct forms and printed in latest style.
Licensed Embalmer
»»4 Undertaker.
Main Street,
Fort Benton
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
And he'll do it every day at any time you
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.
Allen's Meat Market
Fresh Meats of all kinds in
Their Season.
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Vegetables
S. F, ALLEN, Proprietor
Benton "Stables.
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.
Paper Hanging
TOY SING 4 CO., Proprietors.
Front Stroot - Fort Ronton

xml | txt