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What Has Happened in ontana Dur
ing the Past Few Days.
Missoula , March 20.—Western
Montana continues to suffer from
eold weather, many places in this
part of the country registering under
zero. The coldest spot is Blossburg
on the continental divide, where the
thermometer dropped to 25 degrees be'
low zero last night.
Butte , March 20.— Petitions of
candidates for municipal office once
filed, under the new primary law, can
not be withdrawn. Neither can a can
didate file a new petition or change
the first one. That is the decision of
Judge J. J. Lynch of the district court
in constructing the new law.
Bozeman , Marsh 20. —Bozeman is
in the grip of a blizzard after ten days
of sunshine and melting snows. Last
night the thermometer dropped below
zero and snow has been blowing all
day. Many farmers who were spring
plowing and discing were halted in
the fields.
Great Falls , March 20.— Charged
with theft of a saddle horse from Eu
gene L. Langiois, a local liveryman,
James McClennan was brought back
to the city today from Stanford,
where he was arrested. McClennan
rented the horse about ten days ago
to go to Benchland, but failed to re
turn. MoClennan claims he was pre
vented from returning it by bad wea
Helena , March 20. —Any person,
firm or corporation with a complaint
against any public utility concern in
Montana is invited formally to lodge
it with the public service commission,
which the Montana railroad commis
sion has organized itself into, in ac
pordaoçe with the provisions of sen
ate bill No. 10. It also remains as
the railroad commission, however.
The commission has gathered all the
necessary data concerning the public
utility concerns In Montana, and is
ready to proceed.
K alispell , March 20.—A four
days blockade on the Great Northern
which began Sunday was broken ear
ly today when the first rotary snow
plow bucked through the drifts. Nine
westbound trains which were stalled
m the mountains followed the rotar
le?. The five eastbound trains wer«
held at Whitefish also departed for
their destinations. The blockade was
In the Rocky mountains from Essex,
50 miles east of KalUpell, over the
Summit to Midvale. The storm was
the worst experienced in years. Be
cause of the high wind the snow was
driven into the cuis and packed so
that the rotaries were necessary to
open the road.
LEWISTOWN, March 21.— The mer
cury dropped to 20 deçrree« below zero
here last night. Never since reeords
have been kept ha* it been so cold in
March. Today the weather is bright
and sunny but another cold night Is
looked for.
Helena , March 21—The campaign
to have the Kiley boxing bill referred
to the doctors will be formally launch
ed in Lewis and Clark county on Easter
Sunday. Petitions are now being
prepared and these it is understood,
will be placed in the various churches
to be signed by churchgoers after the
Great Falls , March 21.—Athough
local officials of the Great Northern
profess to know uothing, it is unoffi
cially announced that the Great
Northern intands to forestall the Soo
invasion iu Teton county by extend
ing its brauch line—now under con
struction in that county under the
came of the Great Falls & Teton Coun
ty railway, on up through the Black
fett reservation across the interna
tional boundary and through the
Crow's Nest coal country.
Helena , March 21. — Hearkening
to the advocacy of Harry L. Wilson,
who ran against him for governor last
fall, Governor Sam V. Stewart has
granted an unconditional pardon to
Alexander Romola of Billings. Inei
dentally, this is the first pardon Gov
ernor Stewart has granted. Gover
nor Stewart says there is some doubt
from the testimony as to Romola's
guilt, but assuming be was guilty, he
believes that taking into considera
tion all the circumstances, he has been
sufficiently punished.
Butte , March 21. —The government
irrigatiou projects will attract suffi
cient men to Montana to relieve any
labor shortage, which might other
wise have resulted, in the opinion of
employment agents. A large crew of
men passed through Butte yesterday
on their way to the Malta project, one
of the several planned in the Milk
river district. Before the end of the
week it is expected that several; hun
dred men will have left the govern
ment's employ at the Arrow rock dam,
near Boise, Ida., which will be the
the highest irrigation dam in the
world when completed, for the Malta
Billings , March 21. —Through the
stimulus given to stock feeding by the
Billings sugar factory supplyiofleugar
beet pulp furnished every year, the to
duitry is thriving in Billings and mak
ing rapid strides. Included in the
shipment sent out last week was a car
load of sheep which averaged 176pounds
each, eaid to be the heaviest sheep
ever sent out of this section. There
is still about 13,000 sheep and 2.000
head of cattle at the factory yards
which will be fattened and sent to
market this season.
Butte , March 21.-PolicemanClaude
Nyland was shot in the leg and pain
fully wounded tonight by two hold-up
men whom he surprised in an alley.
He fired twice at the fleeing bandits,
who escaped, without hitting them,
and then his weapon refused to work.
One lof the robbers, the policeman
says was a mere boy.
Lewistown , March 22.—Miss
Georgia Day last evening offered
reward of 9300 for the return of 5-year
old Clinton Green, son of Mrs. Vir
ginia I Green, who disappeared from
Main street so mysteriously a month
ago. The county reeently offered a
reward of 1200 for information lead
ing to the recovery of the boy dead
or alive.
Lewistown , March 22.—The jury
in the case of H. E. G augler against
the Milwaukee railroad to recover
922,000 damages for the loss of his
store and stock at Straw by fire alleg
ed to have been caused by sparks from
a locomotive, this morning returned
a verdict in favor of the railroad. It
is understood that Mr. Gaugler was
reimbursed on his insurance and that
this fight was really between the rail
way and the insurance companies.
Anaconda , March 22.—Cattlemen
whose herds range In the vicinity of
Fish Trap, in the Big Hole Basin, are
very much alarmed by the deaths that
are decimating the feeders and cattle
tnat are ready for the market. One
man lost twelve fat steers this week
within a few days and others are re
ported to have suffered losses.
Helena , March 24.-The state board
of railway commissioners has received
a reply from the Great Northern rail
way company to a complaint made by
the citizens of Rudyard, denying the
necessity for an agency at that station,
claiming that the business is insuffi
cient and that the present facilities
are ali the traffic will warrant. The
commission will hold a formal hear
ing at Rudyard in the near future.
Twin Bridges , March 24.—Three
carloads of seed peas have arrived in
the valley for spring planting. One
ar was unloaded here, one at Sherl
an and one at Laurln. The acreage
tobe sown this spring will not be
much greater than last owing to the
inability of the seed bouse to meet all
demands for seed. As high as forty
five bushels to the acre was produced
last year but the average fell far be
low this figure due to ignorance in
handling the peas.
Helena , March 24.—Those state
senators recently elected in Big Horn,
Sheridan, Stillwater and all other
new counties created before the next
general election, will be holding titu
lar positions only, under a ruling of
Attorney D. M. Kelly in reply to a
question propounded by State Senator
Abbott of Gallatin county. They will
be senators in name only, but, unless
u special session be called, will never
discharge the duties of the office.
Helena , March 24.—The state of
Montana, through the state board of
examiners, this afternoon purchased
for an executive mansion the Peter
Larson residence at the northwest
corner of Ewing street and Sixth ave
nue from Harfleld Conrad. The state
gives $30,000 for the house, and 93 ,000
for the furniture. Possession is to be
given the state immediately, but the
agreement with the seller provide
the money is not to be paid over, nor
a warrant for the amount issued, until
i-uach lime as it shall be available
Appropriations Exceed Income.
Helkna , March 24.— Because the
thirteenth legislative assembly was
so liberal in its appropriations as to
It ave the state with insufficient funds
to meet them all, the state board
of examiners has suspended, until
such time it is assured the iunds are
available, 101,988.31 appropriated for
the Montana state fair and $12,000 ap
propriated for a forestry school at
The legislature appropriated a total
of $3,704,187.00 for the next two years.
The estimated revenue for the two
year period is $3,211,202, the excess
appropriated over the apparent re
vtnue being 9492,095.68.
In addition to the appropriations
which have been suspended by formal
action of the board there are numer
ous other appropriations made for
various purposes, but which cannot
become effective until the board of ex
aminers orders the work done for
which the appropriations were made.
In view of thia fact the board did not
feel it necessary to suspend the appro
priations, but rather to hold the work
in abeyance until such time as funds
appear available for the perform
ance of the work for which the appro
pri ations are designed.
An Exception.
Ascum—He's particularly pleasant
when you get him in a reminiscent
mood, don't you think? Borroughs
Not always. He was in just such a
mood the other day and recalled a loan
of $5 he had made to me.—Exchange.
Of the Board of County Commission
ers of Chouteau County, at Their
Regular March Session.
Fort Benton, Mont., March 3, 1913.
The board met at l0 o'clock a. m.
Present, Chairman G. C. Ihmsen and
Commissioners Jürgen Engellant and
Frank McGowan, and J. Lee Sedg
wick, clerk. The day was spent going
over petitions for road superrisors
and the matter of new road districts.
New road districts Nos. 25, 26, 27,
28, 29, 30 and 31 were created. The
following road supervisors were ap
1. Wm. Cecil, Fort Benton.
2. Geo. Streit, Fort Benton.
3. Tim Murray, Fort Benton.
4. Carroll Fish, Highwood.
5. Daniel Traynor, Shonkin.
ti. W. S. Kingsbury, Virgelle.
7. Frank Fisher, Clear Lake.
8. Albert Taylor, Hawarden.
9. Jas. Stillwell, Lonetree.
10. Oscar Johneton, Fort Benton.
11. Edward Moe, Big Sandy.
12. J. N. Barker, Box Elder.
13. R. F. Baker, Big Sandy.
14. Fritz Jappe, Lohse.
15. Henry Norden, Warrick.
16. C. H. Nelson, Power.
March 4, 1914.
The board met at 10 a. m. with all
members present, and continued the
appointing of road supervisors as
17. L. Foster, Carter.
18. J. A. Schultz, Carter.
18. Wm Killam, Sollid.
20. Walter Drought, Carter.
21. E. K. Johnson, Kenilworth.
22. Chas. Eklund, Loma.
23. August Johnson, Loma.
24. Jno. P. Lee. Kenilworth.
25. Elmer E. Nulf, Hawarden.
26. Jos. Blankenbaker, Virgelle.
27. Fred Carter, Fort Benton.
28. Adam Johnstone, Fort Benton.
29. Chas. Miles, Fort Benton
30. Lytle.
31. Ferd Peterson, Judith.
The board directed the treasurer to
cancel the assessment of Lawrence
House for 1907. The request of Har
old Shaw for a rebate of $3.06 taxes
was granted, as also was a rebate of
taxes of B. B. Ryan.
Petition for change in boundaries
of school district No. 18, was granted.
Petitions for the sale of liquor were
granted to the following: P. F. Mc
Mahon and L. M. White, at Carter;
C. B. Van Alstine, at Big Sandy:
Burns & Leet, at McGowan.
In the matter of the application of
L. B. Martin for cancellation of as
sessment, the board directed that the
taxes be paid and it will then enter
tain a claim for rebate.
E. Wilson was appointed justice of
the peace for Highwood township.
W. P. Wren appeared before the
board in reference to a refund of tax
es. The matter was referred to the
county attorney for his opinion.
Application of Phil Buckley for the
jurchase of the county's interest in
"ots 5, 8 and 9, of block 5, in French's
addition to the town of Harlem was
granted, and June 2, 1913, was set as
the day of sale.
The appointment of deputies by the
assessor was approved as follows:
Office deputy, Ed. Fredlund. Field
deputies—J. F. Curtis, field district
No. 4; Frank Kelly, district No. 1;
W. W. McDonald, district No. 2; T.
L. Sheehy, district No. 5; JohnO'Neil,
district No. 3. The assessor is also
allowed an extra deputy for several
weeks to assist in bringing the owner
ship books up to date.
March 5, 1913.
Board met at 10 a. m. with all mem
bers present, and proceeded to tie
auditing of bills as follows:
Clark R Mong, road work $ 42 50
J amen Dowty " 77 S5
J K Patton ' " 33 70
Nat Frisbed " 22 SO
A L Foster "
M A Strang, money advanced
Beaton Hardware Oo, merchandise 3B 05
Lundeen Bros " 31 10
T C Power " 20 06
C (jerhold, blacksniithing 5 25
Wm Cecil, road supervisor. 2T3 00
Wm Kinder, justice fees 35 (X)
John (Julbertson, salary and expenses 340 95
Dr Murphy, prof services 78 00
LaBarre-'l hompson, team hire 10 00
Fred Wilford, message 1 25
Albert Taylor, road work #7 N)
Wm It Leet, expenses 13 50
I! S McGinley " 1» 80
Ike Kotrers " 415 61
Il S McGinley " 83 40
W A Kagun, registering voters HI
K N Cunningham " 15 25
I. 11 L'rton " 23 50
Grover Schmidt •' 12
E S Whitacre " 11
Fred Wilford, coroner fees H ()•
M Moloney, tire extinguishers 18 00
E K Russell, stenographerwork 3 7!
J .1 Guerin " (13 4'
F E Stranahan, costs paid in 00
" legal services 25 00
The Tribune, supplies 1 50
John Culbertson, refund taxes 90 78
Fred Nelson, justice fees 4 50
River Prefs, blanks and supplies 2ii3
" advertising ami blank books., »>a tiO
Benton Light Co, supplies
Ed lteichelt, overcharge on taxes
Benton Light Co, lights and supplies...
Old Fort Associât iou, improvement
Telephone Co, rents and tolls
ti N Express Co, express
lteiuiiiL'ton Typewriter Co, paper
»■lass Prudhoinnie Co, repairing typ'er.
C M l.uce, grading papers
l.aBarre Thompson, coal
llubbard Abstract Co, final proofs
Mute Pub Co, supplies
C i' Mack, coal
H S Stevens, witness fees and mileage..
S M Temple
J A Mahood "
A M Morritleld, maps
Mutt Kolbenson, labor
II Wickhorst "
John Murphy " ....
May Flanagan, expenses
A 1' Martin, registering voters
Otto Maurer "
Oliver Tingley, booth rent
Nels Nyltind,' witness fees
A W Merritield, transportation
Dr Murphy, health officer
St Anthony l)ak 1. millier Co, lumber!!!
73 !M)
2 IS
7« SO
Mil 00
:s 10
20 uo
19 96
IS 00
4H6 27
35 00
3 00
10 00
10 30
10 SO
10 30
7 00
3 00
9 00
SC. 00
33 00
18 25
1 75
25 00
25 00
lift 00
173 40
122 70
State 1'ub Co, supplias . "3
15 1. l'owers, legal services 75
E I. Crane, stamped envelope« and stamps! I JO
Wm livers repairing furnace 1 j 00
J G Bonine, list of proofs 04 §o
Benton Hardware Co, merchandise 411 55
lieo Crane, supplie« ' jjj qj
John l.olise, pouting notices
A W Gordon, witness fees
3 (0
The petition for the creation of a
justice township in the western part
of the county was granted, said town
township to be known as Carter town
ship, and to be bounded as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of township 28 north, range (1 east,
thence running we-t on the township
line between townships 2S and 29 to
the northwest corner of township "8
north, range least: thence south along
the Montana principal meridian to
the southwest corner of township 23
north, range 1 eust; thence east on the
township line between townships 22
ami 23 to the Missouri river: thence
down the Missouri river to the north
east corner of section 13, township 23
north, range 0 east: thence north on
the range line between ranges 6 and 7
to the point of beginning.
The petition for the creation of a
new justice township, to be known as
Prairie township, was granted, said
township to be* bounded as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of township 29 north, range 11 ea9t,
thence running west on the township
line between townships 29 and 30 to
the northwest corner of township 29
north, range 9 east: thence south on
the range line between ranges 8 and 9
east to the Marias river; thence down
the Marias river to the northwest cor
ner of section 30, township 28 north,
range 9 east; thence south on the range
line between ranges 8 and 9 east to the
southwest corner of township 27 north
range 9 east; thence east on the town
ship line between townships 27 and 28
to the southeast corner of township 28
north, range 11 east; thence north on
the range line between ranges 11 and
12 east, to the point of beginning.
The petitions of E. B. Sessons, as
justice of the peace, and L. M. White,
as constable, of Carter township, were
March 6, 1913.
The board met at 10 a. m. with all
members present, and proceeded to
the auditing of bills as follows:
Amen Blckle, salary as deputy iheriff $211 TO
Sharp Bros., merchandise 75 50
A J Bishop, refund poor tas t 00
Wm Nelson, rebate poor tax 2 00
John Nary, maintenance 48 M
Jno Slavin, transportation 5 00
Hanson & Stromstad, marchandise 110 76
Sharp Bros., merchandise 65 SO
Jas Nolan, burial paupers 60 00
J F Murphy, prof servie«« 75 00
St Clare hospital, care of poor Ï43 59
Davis Bros A Marger 59 35
Jno E Carroll, insanity commission 20 00
D G Lockwood, medicines, etc 87 00
A eemmittee representing the Chou
leau County Fair association appeared
before the board asking that the
county build a fence around the fair
grounds and erect an exhibition hall.
After considerable discussion the
board directed that the committee get
an estimate of the cost and submit the
same to the board.
March 7, 1913.
The board met at 10 a. m. with all
members present, and continued the
auditing of bills as follows:
O E Peppard, balance on Teton bridge ... $4248 50
Independen tPub Co, 1911 session laws.... 3 50
A C Fisher, Justice fees 27 10
J W Smith, witness fees 1 50
M Maloney, constable fees 9 60
Kasper Hoffman, witness fees 1 50
C H Kreihly, bridge work 17 SO
Thnrlow Brown, road work
Joe Hartman "
Gilbert Spator "
Walter Drought "
R Buck "
Chas Dawson "
M G Thorpe "
Clark Long "
Herman Hindman "
Dan O'Reilly "
C E McKoin, Anal proofs
IS 00
15 60
10 00
63 00
20 00
5 00
15 00
15 00
27 50
50 00
2 40
A delegation appeared before the
board in reference to the fencing of
the county fair grounds, building of
an exhibit hall and the holding of a
county fair for 1913. The board ap
pointed the following as members of
the county agricultural fair commis
sion: O. F. Tate, Oscar Johnston,
Chas. V allie, Jesse Bright and Geo.
W ackerlin.
The board directed the county clerk
to advertise for bids for the construc
tion of a 7-foot fence around the coun
ty fair grounds, stalls for stock and
an exhibit hall 30x120 feet, bids to be
opened April 11th, 1913, at 10 a. m.
At 5:00 p. m. board adjourned sine
die. J. Lee Sedgwick , County Clerk.
Benton State Bank
Fort Benton, Montana ,
Capital Stock, -
Surplus, - - -
S 25,000.00
Directors :
McNamara G. W. Frields
J. P. Williams
C. B. Power
L. D. Sharp
F. A. Flanagan
C. J
Geo, B. Bourne
Geo. L. Overfield
D. G. Lock wood
A. E. McLeish
J. S. Brown
Officers :
C. B. Power , President
L. D. Sharp , Vice President
F. A. Flanagan , Cashier
J. F. Sullivan , Ass't Cashier
We solicit your business and offer you
every accommodation consistent
with safe and profit able banking
Think of the inconvenience and loss if your
deeds and other valuable papers are destroyed or
stolen. We have tire and burglar proof safety
boxes for rent. Each box le absolutely private
a-* you will have the only key that will open it.
Interest Faid on Time Deposits
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office at Lewistown, Mon
tana, March 15, 1913.
Notice le herebv given that
of Graceville, Montana, who, on March 2ft, 1910,
made homestead entry No. 09201, for Ejf section
24. changed to N 1 /, section 23, township 23 north,
range 13 east, Montana meridian, has tiled notice
of intention to make final three-year proof, to
establish claim to the land above described, be
fore Herbert 1». Schmidt, U. S. commissioner, al
his office, at Fort Benton. Montana, on the 20th
day of April, 1913.
Claimant names as witnesses: Earnest Rob
inson, James Itobinson, Thomas Robinson, ltay
Elwell, all of Uraceville, Montana.
C. È. McKOlN, Register.
Notice of Election
In eccordance with an order of the city council
of the city of Fort Benton, connty of Chouteau,
state ot Montana, notice is hereby given that at a
regular annual election to be held in the said city
ot Fort Benton on Monday, the seventh day of
April, 1913, there will be elected a city treasurer
and a police magistrate, each for a term of two
years, and an alderman in the first, second and
third wards, each for a term of two years.
The voting places for said election will be as
First Ward—At the Chotean llonse.
Ricond ward—At the city council rooms.
Third ward—At W. U. Dexter'» dwelling house.
C11AS. II. GKEKN, Mayor.
John F. Miri'iiy, City Clerk.
Fort Benton, March 15, 19;:i,
House For Rent.
For rent, a tlve-room resi ence, conveniently
located on upper Front street. Apply at River
I're?s office.
For Sal* or E »chinw.
Fifty-two copies of the Wkrklt River 1 'ainS
for $2.U0 a pot cat h. or ft » qulval-iut in bankable
(tapor. Goods will bertelivered in regular weekly
us'altmei.iedHrln»: the 1 welv» mouths toi towing
rec -tpt ■'< -etntttance. Satisfaction L'O.irniteeo.
Adcueei* fut R1YKR PRESS,
Fort Benton. Mor.t.
1J /\/\/ VA AA MAA 1 ^ À A ÀA AÂA A
— FOR—
We are headquarters for Men's Furnishings
and have the exclusive agency for such high
class merchandise as
Foot-Schultz Shoes, Wilson Bros, famous
Shirts and Ties, the Summit Town and Coun
try Shirts, Kirs h bau m & Capps AU Wool
Clothes, Holeproof Hosiery, Cooper's Closed
Crotch Underwear, Busby, Russell and Dia
mond M Gloves.
Prompt attention given all mail orders, on which we prepay express
or stage charges.
Satisfaction or your money back is our motto.
Davis Bros. & Morger
The Fort Benton Sanitarium
Newly furnished throughout, with
full up-to-date equipment
Qraduate nurses and modern med
ical and surgical treatment
Rates from $8.00 per week up,
according to sccomirodations
For particulars address
The Fort Benton Sanitarium, Fort Benton, Mont

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