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CITY AND STATE.
to From Saturday'* Dally. J. H. Jordan, of Saco, arrived day on a short business visit. George A. BoyDton, of Carter, is among the business visitors in town. John Burly, of Glasgows county attorney of Valley couoty, was among todaj'i arrivals. Miss Marguerite B'.ckle. of Havrp, is visiting with Mies Christine Muir, of this city, for a few days. Dr. J. F. Murphy received a new Buick roadster today, the machine be ing a 32 horse power with all the latest improvements. Â marriage license was issued by the clerk of the district court today to George J. WileoD, of Havre, and MargueriteH. Slater, of Highwood. John S. Culbertson returned today from Chicago, where be has been Visiting with several former fellow students at the Northwestern univer sity. H. O. Phelpä, who was called to Rochester, Minn., about two weeks ago by the serious illness of Mrs. Phelps, returned from that place yesterday. The condition of the pa tient has changed for the belter. Among the documents received for record in the county clerk's office are eleven deeds for right of way from the state of Montana to the Milwaukee railway company. The route of the Milwaukee extension passes through several tracts of fctate land. Advices from Great Falls report the death of Alex Pambrun, of .Choteau, who was under treatment in a Great Falls hospital. Mr. Pambrun, who was about 83 years old, came to Mon tana in 1861, and prior to that time was engaged in mining in California. The electric light company is install ing new machinery with which to pump water for the city. The plant consists of a centrifugal pump that will be operated by electric power, and which will displace the steam pumping plant that has been in use over twenty years. A deed for the property selected for county fair grounds has been received by the county clerk, and title to the property now rests with Chouteau county citizens. The real estate cost about $1,500, a very small amount compared with the outlay made for similar purposss in other counties. In Missoula county, at the recent elec tion, it was voted to acquire county fair grounds at a cost of over $10,000. Prom Monday's Daily. Born to Mr. andMrs. Seymour Hunt ley, of this city, a daughter. Geo. E. Barkley, of Eagle Butte, among the business visitors in town. J. I. Brady and H. H. Haliey, of Graceville, arrived today on a busi ness visit. Ed. Fredlund, of Sollid, road super visor for that district, is among the visitors in town. James Flint, of Square Butte, has been admitted to St. Clare hospital for medical treatment. Mrs. Jno. H. Green and Mrs. Cha H. Green returned today from the Alhambra hot springs, where they have been visiting the past two weeks. The county commissioners met to day for the regular December term. Road matters formed the principal business under consideration at to day's session. A petition to have Carl Berger, of Kremlin, Hill county, adjudged bank rupt has been filed in the federal court by the Wright-Clarkson mercantile company of Duluth and other credit ors. News has been received in Great Falls of the death of Eugene Prior, well known resident of that city, who went to California a month ago. Mr Prior had been engaged in the real estate business in Great Falls since the early nineties. A large amount of tax payments was received at the county treasurer's office Saturday, the last day of the taxpay ing season. The receipts of the treas urer's office during the month of No vember were $96,256, most of this amount representing state, county and school district taxes. Prom Tuesday's Daily. B. E. Ainley and wife, of Floweree were among today's arrivals. L. Embretson, a well known resident of the Sweet Grass bills, is among the visitors in town. Edward Moe and wife, of Big Sandy arrived today on a visit with friends in this city. The Ekland studio on Bond street will be open Saturday and Sunday December 7 and 8.—Adv. A petition for naturalization has been filed in the district court by Fred Hltzelberger, of Virgelle, a native Germany. There will be a meeting of St. Paul' auxiliary Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Mrs. W. K. Harber All members are requested to be près ent. The entertainment given at the opera house last evening by the Emily Waterman Concert company was en joyed by a large audience. The elocu tionary and musical numbers were of first-class In every respect, the enter tainment adding to the reputation of this excellent company. Dr. E. M. Porter returned today from Lundbreck, Alberta, where he bas been spending a few days with a party of friends bunting big game. The party met with very good success. F. J. Tennien, of Virgelle, who Is among visitors in town, reports a lack of moisture in that locality. A shortage of précipitation is causing anxiety among farmars who have a large acreage of winter wheat. The report of the Stockmen's Na tional bank, which appears in this issue of the River Press, shows a large volume of business, the re sources of the institution having in creased about $150,000 since the state ment that was made in September. Its resources show a total that is near the $2,000,000 mark. The celebrated Cabalan harp orchestra, of LaCrosse, Wis., has been secured to furnish music for a grand benefit ball to be given at the Baker opera house Friday, December 13. This orchestra is composed of four brothers of the wonderful Caha lan family of nineteen expert musici ans. Everybody welcome.—Adv. According to the records of tha IT S. weather bureau at its Havre office, last month was the warmest November in eight years, the mean temperature being 38 degrees. The extremes of No vember temperature noted on the re cords were75 degrees in 1903 and 33 be low zero in 1896. The total précipita tion during the past moDth was only 15 inches, or about one-tiffi of the normal for November. Havre Promotsr: Claude G. Wat son,- who for the past year or two has been promoting land deals at Rud yard, has been arrested by Major Walker, U. S. Immigrant inspector for a violation of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Act passed by con gress June 25, 1910. This is more generally known as the white slavery act, and provides a penalty of a $5,000 fine or five years imprisonment, both, for a violation of its provisions. A number of citizens made a hurried trip to the city pumping station at noon today in response to the tooting of the steam whistle, the usual fire alarm signal. I; was discovered how ever, that assistance was needed to rescue Fraßk Cline, who was buried under a mass of falling dirt while working in a well, and another cave n was feared. The victim of the acci dent was badly cut on the head by projecting timber, and was taken to the Sanitarium for necessary atten tion. Local Grain Quotations. Tuesday, December 3. No. 1 Turkey red 57c. No. 2 " " 55c. No. 1 Northern 58c. No. 1 Flax $1.02 Sesds For Dry Farms. According to a press dispatch from Washington, the first distribution of field seeds for dry farm lands is to be made during the coming winter through members of congress. At the last ses sion an appropriation was made for this work and the bureau of plant in dustry has been carefully collecting seeds particularly adapted to the arid regions. Varieties of alfalfa and mi let of extremely high quality and vitality are to ba sent out to farmers in the arid west, who will agree to cooperate in the production of what is believed will mean several new kinds of forage plants for unirrigated land. Each member of congress from west ern states will have approximately 300 packages of this seed to distribute to his constituents, and those who de sire such seeds should make applica tion at once. Each package will con tain sufficient to plant an acre or more May Appoint New Postmasters. The Washington correspondent of the Anaconda Standard intimates that, with the incoming of the democratic administration on March 4,1913, every postmaster in Montana whose salary exceeds $500 will be within the power of the Montana congressional delega tion lo select democratic postmasters to succeed them. Fourth-class post masters below the $500 grade are pro tected by a sort of civil service order, which may or may not be allowed to remain in effect. But even with these exceptions, there is a very large pat ronage list in the Montana postoffices aloDe and a great many local demo crats will be rewarded after the change of administration. It is the long-standing rule of both parties that the appointment of post masters shall be left in the hands of the congressman, except that each senator is allowed to name the post master in bis home city. As Montana is not districted, it is probable that control of postoffice ap pointments in the western end of the state will be given to Congressman Evans, while Congressman Stout will take the appointments in the east end, the division line to be drawn so as to about evenly divide the patronage. Bucks For Sale. A few Lincoln and thoroughbred Uerino bucks for sale, at reasonable prices. v. F. BLANKENBAKER, Virgelle. MONTANA BRIEFLETS. SHORT ITEMS OF NEWS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. What Has Happened in Montana Dur ing the Past Few Days. Butte, N ov . 27. —Committees from various parts of this state will meet in Butte December 5, to dlscus9 the pro posed workmen's compensation act for Montana to be submitted to the com ing legislature. At that meeting the various committees who have bien working In their owu localities will have sections of proposed biils to cover the planned legislation. Bozeman, Nov. 27.— Oil has been found on the slough of the ranch be longing to James and J. A. Kirk patrick about t*o miles fion the Bozeman Hot Springs. Samples of the oil have been gathered and taken to the stata college chemist for ana'y si's. The oil appears to be of high grade. The location of the bed from which the oil comes has not been de termined, but efforts will be made to uncover it. Lewistown. Nov 28 —Chief Engi neer Huss at.d a Soo engineering party left here by au os yesterday for the Hilger county, where the survey for the Soo line has been about com pleted. Arrangements were made for supplies, and it is staled that the Soo is now coLt^mplating preparations to begin actual construtiou work north of Lewistown in the spring. Helena , Nov. 27. —Though regis tered voters fail to cast their ballots at a general election, they are still eligible to vote on a que^ion of coun ty division that comes up before the next general election, held Atorney General Galen today in response to a query propounded by County Attor ney C. L. Crum of Forsyth. The law provides that before electors who fail to vote at a regular election can vote at another regular election, they must re-register, the names of the delin quent voters not b.;ing carried over from one great register to another. Billings, Nov. 29.— Rnewed efforts will be made by the chamber of com merce to the end that the Crow reserva tion may be thrown opea to set'loment by the white man. This was decided at a meeting by the board of tru-i'ees and a resolution in keeping was draft ed and will be presented to congress. Lewistown, Nov. 29 — W. H. Bar ney, the Daerfield rancher, has sold to Mr. De Wolf, the Chicago buyer, eleven head of steers at $138 per head, the highest price paid for Bteers here this year. William Shioll, of Straw, has sold five cars of sheep at $3.25 head and this is expected to wind up the sheep sales here for the year. Helena , Nov. 28. —Hundreds of friends from all parts of Montana were attendance this afternoon on the funeral of D. A. G. Flowereee, Mon tana pioneer and sioaitman, who died at Atlanta G a., last Friday. The funeral was held under the auspices of the Lewis and Clark society of Mon tana pioneers and the services were conducted by the Rev. J. F. McNaraee of the Baptist church. Interment was in Forest Valley, cemetery. Helena , Nov. 30.— Alleging their father, William Shean, was killed through the carelessness of a party of automobilists, Mabel and Edna Shean begun suit in the district court this morniDg against Henry Sieben and F. E. Kessler, the administrator of Mr. Sieben's estate, for $15,000. Anaconda, Nov. 30. —George Stra kel and James Haughay were probab ly fatally burned today when a travel ing ladle of molten copper tipped at a curve inside the converter building The ladle containing about eight tons of molten copper matte was bein taken from the reverberatory furnaces to the converters and three or four tons of the hot metal spilled over the men on the floor below and set fire to the boards. Strakel was burned about the head and back, the skin hanging in shreds. Both men are a mass of burns. Harlowtown , Nov. 30.— The créa tion of the new county of Wheatland appears about to become an actuality. This judgment is based on the latest results obtained from circulation of petitions in eastern Meagher and parts of Fergus and Sweetgrass coun ties. Although all petitions wfll not be turned in until tomorrow, it has been learned that out of a total regis tration of 830 in eastern Meagher | county, 500 voters, 100 of whom re side around Judith Gap and 280 in Harlowtown, have signed the petitions Helena , Nov. 30.—In three years the value of certain tracts on the Val 1er Carey project in Teton county has more than doubled, according to a letter from W. L. Campbell who writes that certain pieces of land which had no improvements other than to be fenced and cultivated sold this fall for $85 an acre. Three years ago the same land brought $40 acre. Montana's Coal Output. Helena , Dec. 2.—Montana's output of coal during the year ended Oct. 31 1912, will be larger than it has been ever before, estimates J. B. McDer I mott, state coal mining inspector, who is preparing bis annual report. While I the tonnage of coal mined has yearly been increasing the number of fatal! accidents is showing a gradual de crease. In 1911 thirteen men were | killed in the mines and this year but| ten. Musselshell Is the only county froml which Mr. MeDdrmott has received 1 complete data. Five mines were in operation during the year in that county. The total number of men employed was 786 and the average number of days they were employed during the year was 200. The total production was 933,485 tons. Three | men were killed and nine injured. Important Land Decision, Billings , Dec. 1.—A decision in the | case of Neil W. Myers against Rich ard Sherwood, upholding the finding I of the register of the land office to the | effect that the residence of a man's family is not necessarily his own, was received here today from the sec retary of the interior, and by it the I contest of Myers for a quarter sec-1 tion of land held by Sherwood is dis missed. Sh?rwood filed upon the land about] two years ago and, although he work-| ed in this city, he Improved his home stead and malntaintd his own resi-| dence thereon, while his wife and | children remained in Billings. Myers contested his right to the | tract on the ground that Sherwood' residecce was in the city with his | family, although he admitted he had improved aud cultivated the land, also I that, he has slept in his little house | on the claim virtually every night. Register Harris held that the entry I was good and that the contest should be dismissed, and Receive- Enright took a contrary view. The case was I appealed to the general land office! and the decision of Harris sustained, and this filing was confirmed by the secretary of the interior. REPORT OF THE CONDITION Stockmen's National u ttie Slate of Montana, at the close of business, November 26,1!)12. RESOURCES. oatiB and discounts g 1,11^,284 40 Overdraft*, pec.uretl and unsecured 6,140 U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 200,(HX) 00 S. Bonds to secure Postal Savings 1,000 00 Miliums on IJ. S. bonds 3,000 00 Bonds, securities, etc 17,031 08 Banking house, furniture and fixtures. 10,000 00 Other real estate owned 1,500 00 rash IiesoiircPH. Due from national hanks (not reserve agents) S 28,863 20 Due fiom state and private b.mkB aitrt .... 831 61 Due from approved reserve agents 371,724 04 -hecks and other cash items 2,527 10 Notes of other national hanks 4,340 00 Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 01 70 I.awful Money Reserve in Hank, viz: 110,420 35 500 00 522,277 06 Redemption fund with II. S. Treasurer (5 per cent, of circulation) 10,000 00 at BANK, FORT BENTON, ital $1,88!),839 «JÎ LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in Surplus fund Undivided profits, tax* 1 « paid . National hank nof expenses and .$200,000 00 2u0,000 00 103,174 12 1HÖ,7U0 00 < outstanding Deposits Due to other national hanks $ 8,855 43 Duo state and private banks and banker« 10,753 46 Individual deposits subject heck 000,407 88 Demandcertille'tes of deposit '2,204 05 Time certiiicates of deposit 565,317 83 Cashier's checks outstanding 5.2,927 20 1,184,905 85 Total $1,«89,839 97 State of Montana, comity of Chouteau.—SS. 1, M. W. Tobey, CHHtiier of the aliove named hank, do solemnly swear that the above state nt is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. M. W. TOHEY, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before nie this 3d day of December, Ulli. J ohn V. CAitKOLii, . T h ., Notary Public for the ntate of Montana residing at f'ort lienton My commission expires November 25, 1911. Correct—Attest: ("has . Ii. D iteh } D avid (J. H kownk > Directors. J ohn V. 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