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CITY AND STATE.
Tram Thursday's Dally. Ed. Stovall and wife, of Carter, were among today'« arrivals. W. P. Sullivan, of Square Rütte, It visiting friend« in this city. Send your watch and jewelry repair work to O. G. Lockwood's jewelry ■tore.—Adv. C. W. Vatiehan and wlfn, of Nine Mile, are in town today on a »bort business vieil. A marriage license has been issued in Helena to Charles Stepbens, of Highwood, and Matilda Paulson, of Great Falls. Great FalU Leader: If the surmises of the officials conneoted with the Mil waukee railway are correct tbe body which was found on Sunday after noon in a ditch two miles outside of Belt is not that of Fred or Haos John eon, but of Juno Juhnsou, formerly connected with the construction camp near Belt in the capacity of station man, or second sub-contractor. A news item from Chinook says Frederick Woerner, a prospector and homesteader living near Lloyd, was found dead twelve miles from that place Sunday, having been killed by •n overturned wagon while coming down a steep coulee. He left the Ho feldt ranch with a team December 19 tod had been dead ten days before his body was found. The New Year's ball given by tbe ladies of the Eastern Star on Tuesday night was well attended, and was a success in every particular. The opera house and stage were beauti fully decorated, poinsetta and New Year bells adding to tbe holiday effect. A delicious luncheon was served in the armory on tables decor ated in accordance with the oolor scheme used throughout. From Friday's Dally See us for toys. Benton Drug com pany.—Adv. H. Eogellant, of Judith, arrived to day on a visit with friends in this city. B. L. Thompson, of Virgelle, and B. E. Alnley, of Floweree, are among the visitors in town. R. E. Jones, of Great Falls, who was in the grocery business here about twelve years ago, was among today's arrivals. I. A. Neibaur, sheriff of Blaine county, was received at tbe Sanitarium today for surgical treatment. Wm Morrow Jr. is also under treatment at the Sanitarium. The Baraca basket ball team return ed today .from a trip to the Milk river valley. Tbe boys plaved a winning game at Chinook, but lost in a game with the Havre team. Among recent arrivals at St. Clare hospital are Joseph McGravv and O. Moore for medical treatment, and Mrs. Geo. Sample and Maurice Farrell for surgical treatment. A recent transaction in local real estate is the purchase of the Fred L h - Barre residence property ou Main street by Helen Brown, of Box Elder. The consideration is not made publie. The snowstorm tbat prevails in this locality today brings the first supply of moisture of any consequence since early in November. It is welcomed by the farming community as a bene ficent visitation. The ladies of St. Paul's auxiliary will have .a cooking and candy sale Saturday, January 11, In the building next the Toggery. Coffee and sand wlchea during the afternoon, and a grab bag for the children. There was « large audience at the leoture given by Bon. Geo. D. Aldeo In the opera house last evening. Judge Alden discussed the "Needs of the Hour," tbe principal of which he con tended were honesty in business, honesty in politics, and honesty in religion. The lecture was interspersed with numerous and brilliant flashes of wit, wbich contributed to the enter taining nature of the speaker's re marks. Wilson Prefers Walking. Princeton , N. J., Jan. 1.—Gover nor Wilson intimated tonight that if It were possible he would like to go afoot between tbe White house and the capitol when he takes the oath of office as president on March 4. He realizes, however, that tbe crowds will make it impossible, and tbat he probably will have to ride in a parade as have all recent presidents. Jeffersonian simplicity, the kind that the president-elect would like to emulate, he remarked, consisted not of a horseback ride, as some histori ans have chronicled it, but merely an unostentatious walk down Pennsylva nia avenue in the company of a few citizens. Great Falls , Jan. 1.—As the re sult of a fall on Christmas eve, Mrs. Lucia M. Killam of Pékin, N. Y., died in a local hospital this evening. Mrs. Killam had been here for about two months visiting her daughter, Mrs. George E. Lavan, and while other members of the family were in the bouse she fell down the stairway and was later found at the foot of the stairs, unconscious from the fracture of the skull. She was 66 years of age. STATE OWNS ASYLUM. Special Tax Will Be Collected To Pay For Property. Helena , Dec. 31.—The state of Mon tana is no« tbe owner of the property of tbe asylum for the insane at Warm Spring«, th* deal being closed today, when State Treasurer Esselstyn drew bis check on the American National bank of <h!s city for 8533,000 in favor of Mitchell & Mussigbrod, the former owners. This check is for the largest tum ever issued by a state officer in Montana. Tbe purchase of the asylum prop erty was authorized by the electors of the state at the last election, when they voted in favor of the issuance of bonds for the purchase. The question was submitted to the voters under a law parsed by the last législature. This law provided for the appointment by the governor o! a commission to appraise the property of the asylum, its appraisal to be tbe price the state would pay. The bouds issued to pay for the property are redeemable in 20 years, but payable at any interest period, and bear 4 per cent interest. They were purchased for the permanent school fund and this purchase gives the fund a total investment in interest bearing securities of $2,700,000. There yet remains 1400,000 in the permanent school fund for investment. State officers estimate that the bonds will bo paid off in about seven years Under the law authorizing the pur chase and the issue of the bonds, it is provided tbat there be levied a tax of a quarter of a mill for the purpose of paying the interest and redeeming the securities. Under tbe present val uation of property for taxation in this state, which aggregates .1360,000,000, the yield of tbe quarter-mill levy will be sufficient in 12 months to pay off 870,000 of the bonds and pay the in terest. With the increase in valua tions the coming year, it is expected that the second year there will be paid 895,000 of the bonds. Each year tbe amount paid off will be larger and in not more than seven years it is tbe expectation the whole debt will be wiped off. Will Build Big Dam. Great Falls , Dec. 30.—On arrival here today with a corps of assistants, Henry A. Herrick took up the work of developing power at the big falls of the Missouri, wbich he estimated will require two years 10 complete and will cost 84,000,000. With him came nine assistant expert engineers, and after the plans have been whipped into shape the work will be started on the dam, which will develop the largest amount of power of any single plant in the United States of its class, ex cepting the Niagara Falls. Mr. Herrick, who will be the chief engineer of the work, announced that coincidenily with ilie development of the big falls dam, he will direct the construction of a dara at Thompson Falls on Clark's fork of the Columbia river. Paid $1,000 For Dance S an F rancisco , Jan. 2—Of all those who dancod the New Year in, Charles W. Clark, the millionaire son of the Montana copper king, probably paid most to the fiddler. Coming up from his home with automobiles car rying guests in a dinner party, Clark led a tour of the streets for several hours and then decided to give a dance Going to one of tbe big cafes, Clark requested the use of the ball room. "I'm sorry, Mr. Clark," said the manager, "but it would cost you thousand dollars to get that ball room now." "Well, I guess we'll take it," said Clark, drawing his check book from his pocket. The cafe man fumbled the check moment and then ordered the room cleared and Clark and his guests waltzed and Texas Tommied for three hours. Montana Postal Savings. Washington , Dec. 31.—Informa tion made public today by Postmaster General Hitchcock sbowa that postal savinga depositors in Montana have made application for 823,780 of postal savings bonds to be distributed Janu ary 1. Application for this amount has been made by postal depositors, and it is particularly interesting to note tbat nearly 822,000 of this amount of bonds has been applied for in re gistered form indicating that they are being purchased as a permanent in vestment. Boston Wool Market. Boston , Dec. 31.—The domestic wool dealers closed a profitable year today, and the surplus stock in the warehouses is considerably smaller than at the close of 1911. The amount of wool in the country carried over is estimated at 65,000,000 pounds com pared with 118,000,000 pounds in 1911. The bulk of tbe present trading is in scoured territory and fall Texas. There is slightly more inquiry for California wool. His Favorite Flower. "What Is your favorite flower, duke?" asked the heiress "But I ought to know that without asking." "Well, what should It be?" "The marigold."—Washington Her ald. MONTANA NEWS BRIEFLETS I Budget of Readable Short Items From Various Parts of the State. Townsend , Dec. 27—While en gaged iu oiling a gasoline engine at Toston Samuel Shull, the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Shull was caught by the shaft pin and crush ed so badly that he expired an hour after the accident. Thu body was whirled around with the revolving fly wheel, striking the floor with sufficient force to break many bones. Anaconda , Dec. 27.—County offi cials today filed informations against more than a dozen foremen at the smelters accusing them of extortion. It is stated that the men are charged with securing money from the labor ers as a bribe to obtain employment. A thorough investigation has been made. No warrants have yet been served. Helena , Dec. 30.-Governor Norris h as received tbe sum of 837 ,598.88 as five per cent of the returns from the sales of government lands in Montana. The sum was sent in a treasury warrant and will be turned iato the reserve school fund. Missoula , Dec. 3).— Helena was selected as the meeting place in 1913 of the Montana State Teachers' as sociation. The convention adopted resolutions favoriog tbe consolidation of Montana's institutions of higher education in the creation of one great univefsity and also endorsed plans for the oomplete revision of the school laws of the state. Butte , Dec. 30.—J. W. Stack, fore man at the W ashoe smelter in Ana conda, was served with two warrants charging extortion in the matter of giving men under him positions Numerous other warrants are in the course of preparation, alleging simi lar offenses against other foremen at that smelting plant. Helena , Dec. 30.—A masked man entered tbe lunch counter at the Union station at 3 o'clock this morning, or dered the girls on duty to hold up their hands; then he ransacked the money drawer, secured about fifty dollars and made his getaway. The girls secured a fairly good decription of tbe man, and this bas been furnish ed the county and city officers. Billings , Dec. 30.—Reports from the dry farming territory north of here are to the effect that many of the settlers are engaged iu plowing for spring crops, and it is said the ground is in excellent condition for the work. In the valley, however, it is frozen to depth of about two inches and no such labor can be carried on. The soil which is now being broken will b(; seeded to wheat, barley, flax and oat in the spring. G reat F alls , Dee. 30.—J. W. Maddy, a taxidermist, for 20 years resident of this part of Montana, died tonight from the effects of morphine taken Sunday afternoon, believed to have been taken with suicidal inten tlon. Maddy's family lives in Wash ington. R ed L odge , Dec. 31 —Almost in stant death came yesterday afternoon to John O'Shea, bookkeeper and cashier for the Smokeless & Sootless Coal company at Bear Creek, when about 40 tons of rock fell, crushing him to death. Kalispell , Dec. 30,-^Frank r. Miles, formerly of Butte and well known there in the early nineties, died at his home here today of paralysis, following several years' suffering with locomotor ataxia. Decedent was for 20 years a resident of this county and was known in mining circles throughout the state. He is survived by bis wife and an adopted son, Will McBride. Butte , Jan. 1.—As the result, it is said, of a feud of long standing, Samuel Rainor was shot through the shoulder as he sat at bis home here last night watching the old year out, and deputy sheriff Conlin McMillan, who took up the pursuit of the would be assassin, was shot and killed by the fugitive. The murderer was not identified but the police assert tbat they will make an arrest shortly. Mc Millan was attracted by the cries of Rainor and taking up the pursuit of tbe fleeing assailant shot several times to foroe him to stop. The fleeing man deliberately wheeled around and fired, killing McMillan instantly and dis appeared. Eureka , Jan. 2.—Returning from a trip to Spokane Tuesday night David Hoover, customs officer at Gateway was taken suddenly ill of ptomaine poisoning, dying within a few minutes. He was sixty three years old, bad been long in the government service and was well known in north west Montana. H e le na , Jan.. 2.—Charging the Great Northern railway company violated the safety appliance act, suit was begun in the federal court today by Assistant District Attorney S. C. Ford to collect penalties aggregating 81,000. For each violation the law imposes a penalty of 8100. The com plaint charges ten violations of the act. A Sharp Tongue. A sharp tongue Is tbe only edged tool that grows Unener with constant use.— irviug SHARP General Merchants !flb i "The Children Need New Shoes!" How often in a year do parents say this? Buy the children [ BUSTER BROWN SHOES and you won't *ay it so often. They are made to stand hard knocks r.nd last twice as long as ordinary children's shoes. BUSTER BROWN RIBBON 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. * fee Can Sfvoe îfvefefek F; A Writ THE ART NEEDLEWORK SHOP Mrs. M. A. Savage. Prop. Benton State Bank Building fort Kenton, Montana Pillows, Scarfs, Embroidery Silks, Cottons and Yarns All fancy (foods usually carried in a well oppointed Art Store. - I STAMPING DONE TO ORDER WES PRINT V ISITING CARDS I d neat and attractive type, equal o copperplate. lOO Cards by mail. $1.00 no " <• 7o IF TOO PREFER ENGRAVED :i CARDS We can «apply them In the latest styles. Engraving plate in script style and printing 100 cards.. $l.GO 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 urn Undertaker. Main Street, •: Fort Benton BIG BEN ALARM CLOCKS Help Run the Farm on Time Is it hard fop you to got the farm hands out on time? - Is it hard to get them up in the morning? If so, why nft let 13ig Uen tlo it for vou? I Big Ben is a truth.telling aup 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 storo and take a look at him. We keep him in the window where every one can sae him. $2.50 BENTON DRUG COMPANY $ Allen's Meat Market Fresh Meats of all kinds in Their Season. Fresh Fish, Oyster» and Vegetables S. F, ALLEN, Proprietor ^PAINTING FINISHING PAPER HANGING DROP A POSTAL TO S. KN0WLES FORT BENTON, MONT SLENTEEPRI8E RESTAUBANT. TOY SING & CO., Proprietors Front Street - Fort Bento. TO BUY OR SELL... CATTLE, SHEEP, or HORSES, Place an advertisement in the River Press, where it will be seen by the live stock buyers and sell* ers of Northern Montana. The cost of advertising is a mere trifle, and it brings results in nearly every case. THE RIVER PRESS, Fort Benton