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Im Bttudtj'i Dally.
E. B. Fiaher, of Looetree, te amoop
the business visitors Id town.
Reginald Buck and wife, of the
Teton, are visiting with Fort Benton
Sam J. Kelley, of Concord, a well
known stockman of that locality, la
visiting with old-tims friends in this
A declaration of her intention to be
come an American citizan was filed in
the district court today Lucy
Roland, a native of England.
John Wallace, of Havre, was taken
to the Sanitarium today to receive
attention for appendicitis, and will
probably undergo an operation for!
that ailment.
A delegation of local members of
the Eastern Star went to Great Falls
yesterday, to attend the anniversary
celebration of the Great Falls chapter
of that organization.
C. A. Wilson, who recently resigned
as receiver of the Great Falls land
office, is among the visftors in town.
Mr. Wilson will take charge of the
improvements that are being made in
the city water supply system.
Arrivals from Great Falls report
serious wreck yesterday on the Greatl
Northern railway near Gerber, on thel
Billings line south of that city. Street
rumore were to the effect that several
persons were killed, but later advices
said there were no fatalities. I
Chas. Thompson, a former resident
of this city who recently arrived from
the east, has purchased an interest
In the H. LaBarre livery stables and
coal business, and will take an active
part in the management of the concern.
The partnership will be under the
firm name of LaBarre & Thompson,
The Fort Benton members of the
Mystic Shriners returned today from
Helena, where they attended the most
successful festivities ever given by I
that order. Among the delegation
from this city were David G. Browne,
A. W. Merrifield, Geo. H. Stevens,
Allen Gray, W. C. Poulsson, A. H.
Davis, J. W. Woodcock and Lyle K.
Charles Richter, one of the oldest
residents in this part of Montana,
died today at St. Clare hospital from
the infirmities of age. • He was 80
years old and had been in feeble
health for several years. Mr. Richter
was a native of Germany and came to
Montana from Illinois in the sixties
to engage in mining. In 1873, Mr.
Richter came to this vicinity and
located a ranch on the Teton, where
he became interested in the sheep
business; but he met with financial
reverses and sickness and finally be
came a county charge.
From Monday's Daily.
E. A. Stovall, of Carter, arrived
today on a short business viöit.
Mrs. Bruce Glen and daughter left
today for Chinook, on a visit with
friends in that vicinity.
V. F. Blankenbaker and J. G.
Chancellor, of Virgelle, are amorg
the business visitors in town.
W. S. Towner, assistant in the at
torney general's office at Helena, is
visiting with friends in this city.
John O'Donald was received at the
county jail today, to serve ten days
for vagrancy. He was committed by
Police Magistrate Kinder.
The funeral services of the late
Charles Richter were held at the Epis
copal church yesterday afternoon,
with a number of old-time friends in
A meeting of members of the Old
Fort Im pro vement society will be held 1
at the Grand Union hotel Thursday
evening at 7:30 o'clock. As new
officers of the society are to be chosen,
all members are requested to be pre
Another new county proposition is
reported from Cascade, the residents
of that locality having prepared petl
tions which contemplate a new county
with Cascade as it county seat. Most
of the territory in the proposed new
county would be taken from Cascade
From Tuesday's Dally.
Carl Logan, of Big Sandy was
among today's arrivals.
Mrs. Carl Stamm, of Clear Lake, is
among tbe visitors in town
Dr. T. Wright
of Chester, veterin-|
ary surgeon, is among the business
visitors in town.
Miss Beatrice Boyle and Miss Alice
Boyle, of Havre, are visiting with|
Fort Benton friends.
Found, on the Shonkin road, a pair!
of gold frame spectacles. Owner can
recover at River Press office.
Robt. Richardson, bookkeeper fori
the Benton Hardware company, was
received at tbe Sanitarium today for
medical treatment.
A tabulation of the school census
reports from each district, shows a|
total of 1,869 children of school age
in Chouteau county.
The Ladles' Aid will have a sale of
fancy articles Thursday, December 12,1
in the Cummings building next to the
Toggery. Refreshments in the after
noon and supper until all are served.
Everyone cordially invited.—Adv.
j br o U? ht him 81.55 a bushel, and to
' second lot $1 fil a but-h
According to the Eureka Journal, a
Flathead county farmer has been feed
ing his wheat crop to hogf and keep
ing close watch on the amount fed,
and the pain in weight during the
feeding 1 . He fouud on s'liine 'hej
hogs that lue wheat fed to oiw lot
The dance to be given Friday nitrht,
December 13, will be for the benefit
of the Baker Opera Hou^e company,
and the hearty support and co upera
tioo of the citizen. j of Fort Benton and
vicinity are greatly dasired. The
I famous Cah*[an harp orchestra of four
pieces will play, and the reasonable
charge of S1.50 per couple will be
asked. As the opera house needs new
scenery, etc., a fund for that purpose
has beeo started and a series of
dances will ba given this winter to
a * 8 ' 9t in meeting the expense, that of
I Frida * bein * lhe firsS of lhe 6ea8UP
Soo Railroad Gossip.
In ft recent, issue of the St. Paul
Dispatch the prospects of increased
railroad facilities tn Montana were
the subject of discussion, the opera
tions of the Sio line receiving this
That the Montana railroad field
will be invaded by the Soo road in
1913, practically was confirmed by
President E. Pennington of the road
j Q Minneapolis general offices this
moril i D g.
,. The enlrance of tbe Canadian Pa
cific alliance in the heartl of the north
I we9t) w m m ark the third factor in the
railroad construction welfare in which
the Great Northern and the St. Paul
roads are said to be involved. Sur
veying and advance construction
forces of the Hill system, and ths St.
Paul, already are in the field. The
invasion of the Soo will be made
through the projection of the North
Dakota lines, probably the Plaza
Drake division.
"Although tbe proposed invasion of
the Soo in Montana has been consid
ered for some time, President Penning
ton said this morning that no definite
announcements of the road's plans
would be made for six months. The
country has been closely inspected, the
president said, and the possibility of
a Profitable extension presented. It
ie known io Twin Cit y railroad circles
count y superintendent, each district
that the trip of Mr. Pennington,
Montana, early this fall, was taken
with the proposed construction work
in view.
Apportionment of School Funds.
A distribution of school funds to the
amount of $21,456.12 has been made
among the several districts in Chou
teau county by Miss Blackstone,
receiving its proportion at the rate of
$11.48 for each child of school age
enumerated in its last census. The
apportionment follows:
No. Pupils.
1. Fort Benton 499
2. Highwood 28
4. Connelly 40
5. Lower Teton 11
6. Lytle 85
7. Lower Marias 30
8 Upper Shonkin 36
9. Lower Highwood.... 51
10. Loma 16
11. Big Sandy 134
Box Elder, J D.
14. Eagle Butte 27
1 37, Joint with Cascade
39. Judith 20
52. Floweree 45
56. Carter ....
58. Nine Mile 46
62. Elim 58
63. Pleasant Valley
65. Sollid 51
66. Dutton 31
68. Hawarden 41
169. The Ridge 37
| 74. Power
15. Eagle Creek, J D ... 35
17. Sample's Flat 39
19. The Knees 51
20. Upper Teton 67
26. Warrick, J D....
28. Buckland
31. LaBarre, J D....
32. Cockrill, J D
I 36. Joint with Fergus
Amol nt,
$5728 5;
321 44
459 20
126 28
975 80
344 40
413 28
585 48
183 68
1538 32
367 36
275 52
309 96
401 80
447 72
585 48
769 16
378 84
229 60
367 36
275 52
137 76
160 72
229 60
516 60
1056 16
528 08
665 84
654 36
585 48
355 88
470 68
424 76
585 48
An apportionment of the amount re
[ceived from the state will be made
upon receipt of remittance from the
state treasurer.
Terms of Court For 1013.
An order has been made by Judge
Tattan and Judge Utter, fixing the
dates for terms of district court in the
twelfth district during the year 1913
the dates in the respective counties
being as follows:
Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, May 6
Tuesday, September 9
Tuesday, November 25
Tuesday, February 11
Tuesday, April 29.
Tuesday, June 3.
Tuesday, October 28.
Tuesday, January 14.
Tuesday, March 25.
Thursday, May 1.
Tuesday, October 7.
Thursday, January 30.
Wednesday, April 16.
Tuesday, June 17.
Thursday, September 25.
A Grist of Items Gathered From Our
Northern Montana Exchanges.
Havre Plalnde^ler: Miss Agnes
A'kiusoti, former superintendent of I
schools of Chouteau county and ore I
of t'-ie widely knowu and pupuiar
educator-» of tha northern part of the
state, left yesterday for California,
where she expects to mute her future
Malta Enterprise: Word was re-1
ceived from Glasgow this afternoon
that Sheriff Stephens has filed with
the clerk of the district court a con
test against Pat Nancy, who defeated
Mr. Stephens in the recent election by
26 votes. It Is reported that the con
t.Hst is based on illegal voting in the
Saco and Poplar precinets.
ou ,u XT mu »j . , i„
Shelby News: The oldest person
, I
the world is a resident, or Teton conn
ty, according to the latest returns. He
is the Iudiau Wah-hagun-ta of the
Blaekfeet tribe, a chief fire maker,
and some pumpkins when it comes to
ealing out knowledge to members of
the tribe. He was born in what is now
Glacier park in 1781.
Conrad Independent: Frank Gud
ger, v.ho lives just south of town, re
ports having lost a considerable
quantity of grain by heating in the
granary. The grain was stored in a
large bin, without sufficient ventlla
on, and after standing a few days
heated to such a degree that it
until it was a
One of the luckiest
most pleased men in
just now is August
lives about 12 miles
He had been hauling
water five miles in a tank with which
to water all his stock, but last week
decided to dig a well and at nine feet
secured good water and plenty of it.
burned and damaged
total loss.
Shelby News
as well as the
cton county
Lorenzen, who
orth of town.
Havre Promoter: Claude G. Wat
son, who was arrested on a charge of I
white slavery last week, was given a I
preliminary hearing before U. S. I
Commissioner W. B. Pyper Thürs
day and was bound over to the federal |
court. His trial will be held at Great
Falls some time next month. His
bond was fixed at $5,000, which he
was unable to furnish.
Chinook Opinion: The Upper Milk
River Water Users' association held
an interesting meeting at Harlem Sat
urday to discuss the subject of the re
construction of the distributing sys
tems of the upper project. It was
finally voted to appoint a committee
to consult with Chief Engineer Savage
and ascertain whether the reclamation
service would undertake the work for
the ranchers and if so on what terms.
Conrad Independent: Two cars of
fine young hogs have been shipped in
here this week, and were rapidly dis
posed of at ten dollars per hundred
weight. Tbe stock were mostly shoats
and were jubt right for feeding through
the winter. Many of the purchasers
believed that buying the young hogs,
even at the fancy price, aad fattening
them would be better than selling the
grain at the present low figures. The
hogs came from the Bozeman country
Chinook Opinion: Jas. Griffu has
disposed of his alfalfa seed crop to
the Great Northern for 20 cents
pound. Seed results have not been
good with most of the farmers this
year as the yield was light. Tbe
Great Northern endeavors each year
to get its alfalfa seed for its experi
mental work promoted by the road
from Chinook, as the quality of the
seed they can usually secure here is
superior to that of any other point.
Glasgow Independent: One day
last week there was filed with the clerk
and recorder of this county for record
528 renewals of chattel mortgages by
the International Harvester Co.
These mortgages principally come
from the east end of the county
and represent a great lot of engines
and farm machinery that has been
sold by the International Harvester
Co., to people for farm purposes
During the past two or three years
Valley county has been a bonanza for
farm implements and machinery sales
Conrad Observer: J. F. Kane and
Peter DeBoer are just now on the
anxious seat pending the decision Of I
the judges of the recent land show
held in Minneapolis. So far this week
no final word has been heard as to the
result of the final test, that of making
bread with tbe flour. The recent news
that Mr.'jKane'a wheat had received
points in the tests and that Mr. De
Boer 's wheat had received 96 points
in the tests, have not been denied. In
fart it looks as if this errand nrize of
85,000 is bound to come to Conrad.
Milk River Canal Contracts.
Helena Record.
Contracts for the construction work
involved In two of the three schedules
of the Dodson north canal of the Milk
river project have been awarded, ac
cording to a telegram received by
Supervising Engineer H. N. Savage
from A. P. Davis, chief engineer of
the service. Schedule one was award
ed to the firm of Tebbs & Taggart at
its price of 817,650, and schedule three
to J. E. Hilton of Dodson for 824,300.
Bids on schedule two were rejected,
but the telegram continued, "Con*
struction authorized by government
force* or readvertise as seems ex
Schedule two calls for tho excava
tion of 200,000 cubic yards of earth,
2,000 ,000 yards of loose rock and hard
pan, and 500 yards of solid rock,
The work is located in the vicinity of
Wagner, just above Malta.
"If it is decided to construct this
work by government forces, a steam
shovel will be transferred from an
other project," said Mr. Savage. u Io
event, however, work will be
started in the spring as early as oli
matic conditions permit.
The Dodson north canal will be 23
mllea lon K and wl11 12 . 000 acre8
°' land.
" The oaDa,B DOW »nder contract in
lhe Mllk rivep project will deliver
water to the distribution systems re
quired to irrigate practically all the
in?.. * * u » j
I und h^t.vcßpn Tlnnann nn thA vpat and
To Protect Desert Entry men
land between Dodson on the west and
the Missouri river on the east," said
Mr. Savage.
Proposals for the construction of
the Vand alia south canal of the pro
ject were received at Malta December
2. This canal will be 46 miles long
extending from a point near Hinsdale
through Vaodalia, Tampico, Glas
gow and past Nashua. It will deliver
water to upwards of 25,000 acres of
A Washington press dispatch says
Congressman Pray has taken up with
the interior department the question
Q f rights of entrymen who iuitiated en
tries under the desert land act three
and four years ago and are now plan
ning to make final proof and whose
rights are thought to be jeopardized
by reason of the fact that the lands
adjoining those they entered have been
taken up subsequently under the
homestead act and are being culti
There are many such entries now
pending in Montana, and fear pre
^ails among the desert land entrymen
that the department intends to hold
their en'ries for cancellation on the
ground that their lands are not of
desert charaoter, since the adjoining
lands are being cultivated and pro
duce crops. Pray contends that inas
much as the lands were believed to
desert, filings were made and, inas
much as the department accepted pay
ments and filings under the desert
law, it cannot cancel entries where en
tryraen have shown full compliance
with the desert land act.
The secretary of the interior has not
yet rendered a decision on this ques
tion, but Pray is anxious to present
the side of the desert entrymen before
a precedent is established.
Hen Valued at $400.
Lacrosse Wis., Dec. 9.—A White
Plymouth Rock hen on display at tbe
Western Wisconsin poultry show and
valued at $200 last night was worth
twice that sum today as the result of
swallowing a $200 ruby which dropped
from a setting in a ring worn by
Charles V. Heeler of Wlnamac, Ind.,
one of the The hen belongs
to L. C. Danville of Montfort.
When Keeler was about to examine
the bird, the most valuable in the show
the gem dropped, and, quick as
flash, the hen gulped it down. Keeler
offered Danville $200 for the bird and
subsequently increased the bid to $400
but tbe latter refused both offers and
the loser left for his home today with
out his ruby.
Bozeman , Dec. 7.—A conference of
representatives of all tbe Montana
cities, to frame bills raising the limit
of indebtedness which now restrains
the municipal improvement in Mon
tana, for submission fo the legisla
ture, will be called in Bozeman for
December 30, according to the action
of tbe city council, taken last night.
Notice of Annual Meeting.
The a nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Benton Electric Light company will be helu on
Wednesday evening, January 1,1913, a H o'clock
a* the office of the company, for the j nrpose oi
electing a board of directors.
UKO. L. UVEltFlELO Sec. and Treas.
Fort Benton. Mont., Dec. 9,1012.
Meeting of Stockholders.
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Baker Opeia House
company will be h«ld at the city council rooms
In the city of Fort Benton on Monday, January
118,1913 at 8 o'clofk p. m., of the said day, for the
annual election of a board of trustees.
JNO. V. CARROLL, President.
D. G. Lockwood , Sec. and Treas.
Terms of Court For 1913
In the district court of the Twelfth judicial
district of the state of Montana, in ana for the
counties of Chouteau, Valley, Hill and Blaine.
In the matter of the fixing of the time tor
holding terms of court In the counties of Chou
teau, Valley, Hil> and Blaine, in the above en
titled conrt
It is hereby ordered that the dates for the
holding of terms of court in the district court of
I the Twelfth judlctat district of the state of Mon
I tana lo and for the counties of Chouteau, Val
ley, Hill and Blaine, for the year one tnonsand
nine hundred and thirteen, be, nd the same are
hereby fixed as follows, to-wlt:
choutiau county.
January 21.
May 6.
September 9.
November 25.
January 30.
April 16.
June 17.
September 25.
kill county.
February 11.
April 29.
June 3.
October 28.
January 14.
March 25.
May 1.
October 7.
Dated this 7th day of December, A. D. 1912.
Judges of said District Court.
Personal Service
The officers of this bank often have opportunities to
perform personal service for its depositors.
Frequently proposed investments are laid before them,
and depositors are often given information and advice
which saves them from serious loss.
The business enterprises of our customers have con
servative co-operation.
Your personal interests will be well served when you
connect yourself as a depositor with—
The Stockmen's National Bank
Capital, Surplus and Profits over - $450 000.00
David G. Browne , President J. V. Carroll , Vice President
M. W. Touey , Cashier
Board of Directors:
Chas. E. Duer John Harris 1!. F. Milner
David G. Browne Chas. Lepley C. H. Merrill
Jno. V. Carroll A. S. Lohman Jos. Hii >hbtig
for im:ie us
We have anticipated your wants
and bought large stocks of Sheep
lined and Fur Overcoats. Prices
range from $5.00 to $12.5© the
suit for sheep-lined, and $20.00
upward for fur.
A very complete line of Sweaters,
$1.00 to $8.50.
Big line of Wool Underwear in
un ion and two-piece suits, $1.25 to
$0.00 the suit.
Oregon City and California Flannel
Shirts, $1.25 to $4.00 each.
Wool Socks, big variety, 25c to
GOc the pair.
Gloves and Mittens, lined and un
lined, OOc to $3.50.
Complete line of Winter Caps, 50c
to $3.00.
Blankets, $1.25 to $9.00.
loo;; 1
Best that money will buy.
Cheapest in the end.
we feature capps CLOT
They are heavy weight and 100 *fo pure wool, and
guaranteed not to fade. They sell from I&12.00 to
$25.00 the suit. Overcoats, $15.00 to $"&5.00.
Complete line of MEN'S WORK AND DRESS SHOES, $2.25 to
$6.00. We sell the best School Shoes made for b.)ys.
{0* We prepay express on Hail Orders.
If you are planning on building a home, or a barn, or any
other structure this season, and are figuring on what the ma
terial will cost you, come in and let us help you figure it. We
are accustomed to that sort of work, and can tell you in a little
while just how much it will cost you. Even if you're not going
to build right away, we'll be glad to make you an estimate on
your bill.
But don't wait until you want a big bill of lumber. We will
be very pleased to have your little orders, for one, or two, or
more pieces, and will always make the price just right.
Phone 67
riyer lumber soo.

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