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The Cana;a ice crop is now in full blast.
rThe China-town inl New York waxes as
C(hina-town in lSan Franllcisco wallnes.
The season of plresidential conventions
is the period for lhatching out Mare's
The fear of poisoning now compels the
Czar to lay his own fresh eggs and hatch
his own poultlry.
Mr. V" n I11. Vanderbilt has been placed
unlder $1,500,000 U. S. registered bonds to
keep the peace.
The New York sun is trying to find a
bigger man than old Grant, and is not
sure that it is not Tilden.
Cetywayo is reported to be anxious to
see England, and it is thought that he will
be permitted to visit that country in the
Yankton, Dakota, is a great place for
Dentists, when they are not occupied in
palling teeth, they exercise in pulling
stumplllls of trees.
The prayers; of the third termer from
now until after tile Chicago convention
will be changedi fronl grant us, oh Lord,
to lord us, oh Grant.
When the President's Indian Territory
procilanmation was read by the United States
M.arshal at Kans. s City, it was received
with derisive laughter. Such irreverent
levity should he suppressed.
Mr. Arthur Sullivan, who recently visit
ed the Princess Louise, is quoted in the
Boston Traveller as saying that the Prin
cess asked himn to contradict the replort
that she did not wish to return to Canada.
She loves it and came back with enthu
Sardou, the dramatist. is described as a
good talker; the only fault to be found
with him is that he is a little too quick,
nervous and effervescent. and when speci
ally interested in conversation flies about
the room like one possessed, and scintillat
ing with wit.
The British authorities in Cabul have
presented one of tile native Governors
with a battery of six-pounders and two
thottsanld smooth-bore muskets. The next
thing the British will know these sanle
guns will be pouring hot shot tlown oil
them1 from the mountains.
The House Comnlittee on Coinage agreed
on the 1st instant to report a bill to retire
the trade dollar, so called. We trust there
will be no delay in making this a law.
The attitude of the Government, and for
on this illegitimate coin, has been a dis
grace to the country. The trade dollar
was professedly issued for the convenience
of our trade with China and Japan, and
contains more silver than the standard sil
ver dollar that is a legal tender. They
found their way into general circulation
through commercial channels, and with
out protest on the part of the Government
until the country was flooded, and then
the Secretary of the Treasury and the Post
masters and other officials under his in
structions discredited theim by refusing to
receive them except at their value as silver
bullion. Of course there was a fall in
value, and nearly every working man in
the land has had to suffer repeatedly a
shave of form five to fifteen per cent, on
these coins that they had received at par.
If these were simple' lumps of silver with
their weights stamped on them there would
be less excuse for the inquity, but they
are marked Trade Dollar and have the
stamp of the United States Mint on them,
and are a quasi coin of the Government
and ought to be so resnected and redeemed
by the Government that issued them. Be
in.g more valuable intrinsically than the
legal-tender dollar, the Government could,
it case they became troublesome have
bundled them off to the 3int and convert
ed them into standard dollars at a profit to
itself and at the same time saved tihe dis
creditable attitude of clothing one silver
coin by its own ipse dixit with the quality
of paying 1f10 cents of debt and refusing
this attribute to an other coin stamped
in the same mint and of greater intrinsic
value tltan the one that is declared by
statute to be legal-tender. Governments
should in all things be just, and in the
matter of the trade dollar it has been not
only uinjust but pettifogging.
Whether the power of England, like that
of Spain, shall fade throughout the world i
it, at her colonies have overrun, it matters
li::le perhaps in the great sunm of human
happiness for the race, lbut onle thing is
tolerably certain, and this is that the Eng
lish language is destined undoubtedly to
become the leading language throughout
the nations of the earth. The United
States, that is, the autgrowth of the Prov
inees of Virginia and Massachusetts Bay,
aft:er absorbing all the minor neighboring
colonies and settlements, including Lou
isiana, now stretches from the St. Law
rence River on the north to the Gulf of
Mexico, and(1 from the Eastern to the West
ern Ocean, with a population that it is es
timated that the ensuing census will show
to contain not less than 48,000,000 inhabi
tants, greater by a million than that of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire
land, from which we sprang.
The British 3Mail, an intelligent London
rsonthly publication, has recently institut
edt a comparison of the United States and
the British Empire and advocates a bond
of union between the Enlglish speaking
.s.tions with a view to mutual self-inter
eat. It alludes to the fact that the Eng
lish Government dominates over 250,000,
000 of people in India and adds that, in
c'asive of the united population of Eng
land, her India possessions and the Unit
ed. States, an aggregate population of
f45,000,000 of English speaking people is
shown. It says that the other dominant
civilized powers embrace a population of
no more than 824,000,000, and .argues that
the union of interests of the English speak
ntflions would enable them to dominate
all the remaining nations of the world.
'r.te Mail goes on to asit exhaustive consid
eraPtion of the future of the United States,
and after a careful consideration of thk
percentage of the increase lin population
hire estimates that this in 1891 will reach
72t,000,000, and otne hundred yeari hence
310,000,0000 or 40,000,000 more.,: than the,
present population of aill' prope. 1; as
smiines that we mnUgt, by natiral afiliation,
gather to uts the stigtwPus States; lying
noirth and south ofthe iresult tboundtrl
Stfjhe Umiteel$ti and, both by plopula-h
lion sucd in#fm 'rc , - momne he lecsdhig
.a, oft the hgd. it~e hejmn ibl 4
eob and, )nNew if. ourme, is a hoest un
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The genius who invented the puzle of a
15 is a philanthropist. If he is not one with I
Sdeliberate intent, with malice prepense, as I
the lawyers say, he is one by accidenit, amnd
i must have been inspired. W:hat matters it 1
if the solution of the puzzle of the series of}
diminutive numbered blocks amounts to 1
nothing, achieves nothing, elucidates none
of the problems of life in this world or the I
next, and when accomplished amounts
only to the placing of- tifteen numerals in 1
the position of their natural sequence in a 1
box; still its inventor isa moral reformer
and ought to be immortalized. We havei
duly weighed the reasons for such con- 1
elusion, have considered the absurdity that
some affect to feel at the sight of brilliant,
editors sitting absorbed over their little box
of numerals, while the devil stands like a
goose alternately balancing on one foot and
the other as he asks in vain for copy; of
learned divines, neglecting to add the
forcible and convincing sixteenthly to their
sermons, of lawyers forgetting their briefs
of controversionalists their phillippics, of
teachers their examinations, of pupils their
conjugations, of husbands to kiss the cook,
and of wives to lecture their spouses; of
L boot-blacks to solicit shines, and newsboys
- their customers, while their minds, that
divine and mysterious attribute that links
them with the infinite, are all torn up with I
the eluding Siren of the puzzle that lures
them with the delusions of hope in iaster
ing the vexing thing perpetually. What
is an editor's time in comparison with be
ing kept from doing mischief? If he writes
no extensive and brilliant editorials he is I
in no danger of getting the publisher in
volved in libel suits. If a preaeher forgets
to add his sixteenthly and consequently
does not preach his sermon, he can not be
I accused of carrying heresy into the pulpit.
a If the lawyer neglects his brief the client
s is saved his costs, and frequently his case
as well; if the physician neglects to pre
scribe, his patient can not accuse him of
e ,being a quack, and if the shiner does not
polish any boots he is in no danger of
batnkrupting his stock in trade. If, there
I fore, the intoxicating pleasures of the puz
o zle do no more than to keep people's minds
and hands employed, it prevents them ne
cessarily for the time from interfering with
their neighbors' business, and, consequent
ly, keeps them out of mischief. The axiom
is, therefore, demonstrated that its inventor
o is unmistakably a Saint and ought forth
.1 with to be canonized-with a Krupp gun-or
.DE LESSEPS PROJECT.
It is now several weeks since it was an
nounced in a dispatch from Washington
that 'the French Government officially
a disavows any intention to set up a pro
n tectorate on this continent, or to guarantee
I, or protect, or in any way make itself res
ponsible for, or on account of the plans of
M3. De Lesseps in tile negotiations for or
y the building of an interoceanic canal. it
regards 3i. De Lesseps as an eminent
French citizen, but his plans on the Isth
t nus have no political color or signifi
This is all very fine and seems to bear the
e ear marks and particnlarity of an utterance
- put forward to set the French Government
t straight, so far as any national complica
tions are concerned between that govern
- ment antd this. So far so good, but it is
well enongh to remember just here that
the Suez canal was undertaken by a priv
ate comnpany of French capitalists with Mi.
DIe Lesseps at its head, although the active
sympathy and co-oporation, as well, as pro
tection of the French Government attended
t all through and England watched the pro
gress of the enterprise and straightway
Umoved her Sappers and miners, so to speak,
e to Egypt, withih convenient strikidg dis
-s tance, and when the canal was done and
o opened with great eclat by the Empress
t Eugenie in person, the British Govern
e went was gnawing its finger ends to seek
I how to get its paw upon this great work.
I'he opportunity camie very soon, since in
due time onej hundred and seventy-six
`housand six hundred and two shares, a
econtrolling interest in the Suez Canal,
e were offered for sale in Paris, and owing
to the chaotic condition of affairs there did
not readily find a buyer; the Emnpire hayv
Sedan. The promptitude with which these
lshares wvere seized by the English Gov
e ernment is a matter of history theit every
body is familiar with, as with the fact that
that canal is now as miuch a British posses
sion as though built with British gold
under the eyes and direetion of the British
t Except for the timely and decided re
nunciation the other day by President
layes of the Monroe Doctrine, that has
been a fixed policy of this Government for
many years, there is no reason to doubt
that the same imeal-tu b strategy would,have
Sbeen pursued ingthe Pananma Canal, and
our beloved English friends ultimately in
stalled with thie keys that bind and loose
the commerce of the world that is to pass
from the Eistern to the Western Oceans
I'he importance to the bommerce of thlis
country and thie peculiar situation that we
occupy, stretching as we do from sea to sea
across thie continent, make it imperative
L hat no power other thtan our own shoulo
hold control of a highway fraught with
such vital interest to our people. What is
one or two hundred millions of dollars to
the Aiierican people in comparison with
the cost of dislodging a foreign power once
installed there ? France has officially signi
fied her recognition of the justice of the
American policy in this matter, and hence,
by inference, wiiarned us that now is the
time to renewa thie hinit to other powers.
SWe are glad, thlerefore, that thlis Governt
ment h's lost no tinme in making its inten
tionsknown that thie Monroe Doctrine is
to be mainitained on this contiinent, and we
trust tha-t moral, and if lneeid be pecuniary
aid, will be given to any company of calsi
talists who will buiild the canal arnd place
its control unqiualifiedly in thie hands of the
t United States Governmeit. This much is
I our due and this milch is our duty as well,
I anid any party or statesman who attempts
I to place himself across the inevitable logic
Sof this fact might better Ihave a mill-stoite
ihung about his neck and be cast into the
Sdepths of the sea. An inter-oceanic canal
and the enforcemest of t[ie Monroe DIoc
trine should be the watchwords of the
The soldiers at Camp Douglas, Utah,
have as a pet a yeru'ling deer with a good
ear for music. When the Fourteenth
Regiment is on parade, "Gen. Custer,"
which is the animal's name, marches
proudly in front of the drum-major, with
head erect and lofty steps, keeping excel
lent time to the nmunsic of the band.
Hemp Seed and the Pearly Gates.
In the course of a conversation with
some friends not long since, it was asked
"Why do the majority of tuose criminals
who are condemned to death have, at the
last moment, a conviction that they will go
to Heaven ?"
There are so many difficulties to be ex
Satined before an answer can be given
that I shall not attempt to go over them
all. I shall try to present a few, with the
hope that some one 1ill be tempted to ex
amine this subject more thloroaghly. Many
Christians would deemn the qnestlon itself
absurd, as they would contend, nattrally
enough, perhaps, thst the condemned per
son had repented of his or her sins,¶°nd
that their belief in ai futire life of happi
ness was the natural result of the change
of heart. It inust be reimembered, hoc
ever, that only a very few oftheProtestant
sects teach thait anyone can attain ever
lasting happiness by repentinig at the elev
enth hour. In the ehuriRh of Rome, how
ever, the condemned pterson h aits the sacra
ment:u adihinistare to him, provided that
the priest whitattend hri iibelieves him to
:e truly pe Iteit. The flet t'hat there ui
'seha markdt uHIferep. Iof opinion be
tee'n. the (hi ;itiuns wouId leaId ul tohe
fleve thati none st them hat, suffnicent
knlowledpg to wiuaTnt them in promlising
a fture ife of iappiness to sguchpea s.
It is a noteworthy flet that many persois at
havoes sed thee belief tht tey woult I M
go to He ren,-ho dif- ot believe in the -
Bible or ai zauk systenil.pf theology what- yr
ever; -It is wfll knowi' tht desire first h
fathers the thought and then woos belief. a
The man who is under sentence of death st
hopes until the last moment that some- r
thing, will turn up iwhich will save him o
Sfrom paying the penaltvy of a wicked life, y
but as the day of execution draws nearer i
and nearer and he realizes that there is very r
little chance left for hope, he remembers I
that some one has told hin that if he did I
not confess Christ crucified and repent of
his sins that not only will he lose his life
on this earth, but an angry God will tor
ture his naked soulthroughout all eternity. t
1 The man, in an agony of fear at this niul
f tiplicity of horrors, grows nervous and f
Shysterica:l. While in this semi-insane con
dition he implores forgiveness from this l
i angry God either directly or through one 5
f of the God's agents. The fear of this God's i
r supposed vengeance did not prevent him i
from sinning, and I think that in the ma
f!jority of cases such persons would never
s have thought of repentance had they es
t caped conviction at the hands of the law.
s It also seems capable of proof that they
I never do repent until all the avenues of es
cape have been closed to them. It only
occurs when their self-possession has been
t broken down by fear, and even then it
would only occur in cases when the person
a was of a natursally nervous disposition. It
is probable, however, that persons of a
strong mental organization would become
s more or less nervous and hysterical in (con
Y sequence of the sudden realization that
e their hopes were without foundation.
t- My theory of the matter amounts to this:
it that such men, who think they have a cer
e tain chance for HIeaven when at death's
- oor, are, as a rule, temporaruily insane.
)f When we view the matter closely, we find
>t that such men must be laboring under a
)f kind of abberation of mind. le would
know, if in his senses, that ordinary jus
tice would indicate that an eternity of hap
Is piness would be out of all proportion to
the life led by him. It must be self-evi
hi dent to all that if such a man should re
" ceive such a reward for simply repenting
an t the end of a wicked life, that a just God
>r would nmake some arrangement by which
- e could give the man who was in need of
'r ino repentance three or four eternities of
nnnna (T41. T. T.
Sign Language of thc Plains Indians.
Stealing-Extend the left arm in front
of the body, reach under the fore-arm with
the right hand, and draw the latter to the
right side in front of the body.
Hiding-Extend the left arm in front of
the body, then move the right hand from
right to left underneath tihe forearm.n
Takilg by force-Raise the right hand
and move it towards the left of the body,
making a grasping motion by closing the
hand and drawing it quickly to the right.
Breaking--Hold both hands half closed
in front of the body close together, then
turn the hands to the right and left us if
in the act of breaking something.
Mountains--Hold both hands closed,
close together, backs to the front in front
of the face, slightly raising the arms.
SMountain pass-The hands placed same
as above, then draw them slightly to the
right and left, indicating an opening in the
Butte or hill-Close the left hand and
hold it in frontofthe hface, back of the hand
out. The size or extent of the hill is indi
cated by raising or lowering the hand.
Eating-Close the fingers of the right
hand and make several quick motions to
wards the mouth with the point of the fin
gers turned downwards.
Starving, Hungry-Draw the fingers of
the right and left hands from the centre of
the breast towards the right and left indi
cating the ribs of the body.
Water-Close all the fingers of the right
hand, turn the points of the same towards
the wrist, which gives the hand the shape
ofa bowl or. dish, then move the under
edge of the hand towards the mouth.
Whiskey-Place the point of the index
finger and thumb- of the right hand to
towards the mouth as if in the act of drink- !
To stop Indians on the prairie---Hold the
righth hand up above the head, palm to
wards the approaching men, move the
hand quickly to the front iand towards the
party you want to stop.
Sleep-Close the fingers of the right
hand, thumb on top of forefingers, raise
the hand towards the right side of the head
and make a downward motion towards the
Fat-Close both hands, hold them in
front of the body nails pointing down
wards, thumbs together, tliei draw the
hands apart slowly.
Meet, come together-Hold the index
fingers of each hand elevated, the left to
the front nail out. then bring the points of -
both fingers slowly together.
Hear, understand-Close the fingers of
of the right hand except thumb and index
finger, move these towards the right ear
with a quick motion.
Don't hear or understand-make the
same motion with the forefinger and thumb,
then cast the hand quickly away from the
head with all the fingers open. I'
The writer has been frequently asked
the question "How can a white man, see
ing a band of Indians approach, determine
whether they are hostile or friend
ly?" The matter, is simple enoughn
when understood, but is not always easy
to explain. The following rules, however,
if carefully observed will generally deter
mine the character of a hoitile war party
or prove the friendly disposition of any it
number of peaceably-disposed reds. WheneI
the Indians atre distant a mile or more,
place a blanket, coat, or some large article I
on the end of your gun, wave it from
right to left several times or until you
have attracted the attention of the advanc
ing party, then make a sweeping motion
with the blanket toward the ground. which
is an invitation for one only of the party
to come forward to smoke and talk. The
Indians, if friendly, will at once perceive
from your signs that you doubt their in
tentions and are ignorant of who they are.
At the same time the motions will satisfy
them that you are no novice on the
prairie and that it would be unsafe for
them to trifle with you. They will halt
immediately and send one of their number I
forward to talk with and convince you of
their peaceable intentions. Sometimes
they may fire their guns in the air and
charge towards you. This is an old time
practice with Indians when appromachingf
a fort or a large party, but so far from t
mineaning hostility it is intended a i a mark
of respect or salute.
if you have no blanket or othom' article I
that answers for a signtl, or if the Indians i
come suddenly or close upon you before
the signal can be conveniently used, a
wave of the hand will answer every pur
pose, and if the reds do not stop at once I
you should regard thlem as hostile and
prepare for trouble. Hostile Indinms gen- a
craly have their guns uncovered, whil~ b
the friendly "ones keep the covert: on.
Never allow more than onie Indiain to a P
proach ata time, unless you .now them d
Sto be friendly and are satisfied of their o
good intentions. The' exifbition ofa gun d
above the head is a wellU 'understood hint
thmat you have a gun and that you wvill not
permit more than:one of them to approach ft
you. Having made this hLt sign 'uvithi
your gun, if thet-hidians still contiinue to tl
approach yoim ndust either prepare to 1
fight or runa. ( suiccessful retreamt is al- h
ways better thbm a bad fight; still ifyou it
are a good shot,~.iye plenty of ammuni
tion-and a long lange rile, you cant keep I
at ba.y a large psarty.; Apateh of thick 1
brush will aftord you bultter protetion '
than, a log cabin:, for the reason paitipal~~ tI
Sy, that taecuin is an excellent target a.d am
easily -~iiurrounde. a nui·d guarded; , buthil 2a
rusha patci nffordslittle lu to the dx
.oor e, n t e
of a convenennt brush p itch, iept at 1
I and finally escaped fro a a party of o er
iwo hundred Indians. When, the pe ce
eiissenger sentm by the Indians to ass ire
you of their good intent ons has delive ed
his message, you may still be in do bt
about the matter, and inless you are er
sonally acquainted witlt the Indian i is
not always safe to ace pt his professions
of friendship. When You feel doubt ul,
you had better inotion he party, by av
ing your hand to the right or left, to
pass around instead of approaching you.
Indians who are reall" friendly do not
like to be treated in this manner, but t ey
admire your cautiousn ss, all the sa e,
and if hostile they will O ass you as a "fox"
among their enemies. War parties oall
tribes are dangerous and will freque tly
strike friends as well as foes. War-pai ties
frequently make medicine before star ng
out to kill eve:-y thing that crosses t er
path, and instances e' warrriors of the
same tribe attacking ne another are not
infrequent. War parti can be recognized
in several ways. No thern Indians en
erally go to war on f ot, but the Sioux
r often go mounted. he squaws n ver
accompany a war pirty, but usually
travel with trading p4rties. To fin out
the tribe to which ar approaching war
party belongs, wave e right hand:rom
r right to left, palm out. The Indians will
answer in a like mann r, and with t em
it means "who are you ?' "what is the nat
ter?" you must then turn the edg of
I your hand towards thli Indians, fir geri
a pointing upwards andJ outwards and moo
e ion from right to lef meaning 'I on',
know you. Tell me who you are.' If
it honest, the Indians wilt then make the sign
of their tribe, but th, y frequently iake
Sthe wrong sign. Car l should be tak n to
learn that they are % hat they repr sent
themselves to be. The manner of can ling
their arms and their general appeau ance
i should be carefully but quickly noted be
tfore more than one ef them are all wed
So approach, and if any doubt exists in your
lillnd, it is always best to make thel pass
around you or at a safe listance to the ight
or left. If you shot I happen to be so
unfortunate as to get tUlong them, i ever
under. any circumstance s permit your gun
to leave your hands a id never discharge
your piece antil eomp lled to do so in self
defence. They may rAquest, in the most
Sfriendly manner, per iission to see your
gun, or challenge vot to shoot at a mark,
but if you have any egard for your life
you will keep your ifle ready for action
and use it only whet. necessity compels
you. Better to die ghting than fall a
t prey to IndiaR cunnin .
, Special Dispatches to the Record.
AL.xANDuni.L Miarc.l 311.--The ship to
di convey Cleopatra's Nt dile to New York is
now being towed into this port.
if ST. PEI'rERsi'rc, M3 rell 31.--The Czar is
sinking rapidl y.
t CoLraMnn1, S. C., 'tlarch 31.--Grant is
the first choice of th e Replublican leaders
and Blaine second. I l Relpublicans will
1 nominate a full State icket, and are regis
e tering in full f)rce.
-N E YORKc, March 31.-The Secretary
d of the Treasury bough $3,000,000 in bonds,
i but the money marlk t is stringent, the
- money not being in t ie market this after
it ST. PE.TERaSIBU.G, Al til 1.-.Another skir
- mish has taker: place )etween the Cossack
- pickets and the Chinese troops on the Kald
f WASnG LTO5, April 1.-Senator Blaine
caused considerable surprise to-day by his
favoring the rider on the appropriation
t u)ills in hostility to the former positions of
Is himself and the Republican party.
Ie CoHmos, X . Y., April 1.-The section
r hands have compromised and resumed
i work. At Htrmoiiy mills the weavers and I
i spinners are still out.
TOPF K.n Is., Anril 1.-A ft, th -adt
" journrlment last nlighllt the delegation from
the Third District elected Andereson 'rld
Steell as delegate to Chicago. Both are
i Grant men. 'The Second District elected
SSears and Day, Grant men.
SCiCAGo, April 1.-A Topeka dispatch
says that Blaime will receive the Kansas
t vote in thile Republican conventiolln.
e COLUtmIA, April 1.-The Democratic
1 State Convention met to-night. Addresses
awere made by HIon. A. R. Miller of Omaha
CulacAo, April 1.-Prominiient Repub
licans here hare been aware for sometime
Sthat a inovement is on foot to make a seec
ond Republican nomination in case Grant
is successful at Chicago. The matter has
Sprogressed so far as to make such a result
certain. Thus far the principal woik in
this direction has been done in Massachu
setts, New York and Missouri.
rI SA.x AsToNA, March 31.-A detach
menlt of Stact croops had a fight on MIon
Slday with Mexican desperadoes. Thirty
Ssoldiers were engaged. Two Mexicans
Swere kfilled an one American, Peter John
Sson of J 'hilade!lphia.
tSAss rNToNA, April 1.-An incendiary
_ burned tire Brown county Collrt House,
jail and other buildings there, and crema
ted several persons.
I LA:i.Wx OntoT, KAx., M3arch 31.-Ouray i
x alrd the IteI chiefs interviewed Douglass, i
, who said he had expected to be hlng and
- thlought it better to be shot by the guard,
y so he ran away. Ouray says he is willing
y that Douglass should bIe punished.
N.w YoTOK. March 31.-The lHerald's
SGalveston special says: There is no longer
nnmy doubt that cx-Precsident Grant has fix
t ed his mind on another term in the White
House, but those who accompany him and
his fimily do not concede their eager de
i sire to enter the White House nor their dis
like of any opposition to their wishes.
e They have fixed all their hopes on success,
and :the ex-President not only seeks the
i omination, but does not mean to be ballk
ed in his desire. He will not withdraw.
There is no doubt on this point. He is a
e candidate before the convention, and he
r means that the party shall nominate him
t no matter how bitter the struggle or nar
r row the majority may be.
Death of Ted Sweeney.
Mr. Terrencee Sweeney, who was shot in
thearm by Robert'IHarwood some time
e since, died in this city a few minutes be
fore seven o'ciock yesterday morning, from
the effects of his wound. Mr. Sweeney
was a pioneer Montanian and by the name
ofTed Sweeney was universally known.
I He came to the Territory in 1867, and
I shortly thereafter took up his abode in
Helena, where lie resided up to the time of
his death, and where he made and kept a
large circle of friends. Prior to coming here
he lived in California, to whose gold fields
he went from' New York in 1849. He was
an unobtrustive, peace loving man, and
had those peculiar traits which make
friends quickly He was forty-six years of
age. He leave a wife and five little chil
dren, who have the sincere sympathy of
our ~eople in this great bereavement--In-i
The long winter is creatinghavoc among
the dattle of the country. lFeedis short,
arid the snow has been deep and stiff, and
the poor animals have become too weak to
flounider through the snow to the highi
hils where Boreas has removed the cover
ing df snow., The horses are also in a sad
plight, and during the stormy winter nights
have eome into town to seek the ,friendly
sheilter .of human habitations. A" few
weeks ago a half-starved mule broke
through a windsow in Rev. Cook's houe
anid eteoured the window-curt in; and on
kosmslay adelighted cow wass observed in
dmstriously tryin -to make an meal. off a
Sle tl r apron itn John MIiller's biaickmith
slop `Welt iead n intelligent stock amans
say,ifewdaystsinee, that mat least 20 per'
cent Hof the atodkhin this count, would die
th seprrg,-: dsul"It.
EPolwTUS B. WEAR., Ciss. A.W AWRE.A
P. B. Weare & Co.,
'In Crain, Seeds & Provisions,
Hides and Wool a Specialty,
193 South Water St.,
CHICAGO, : : ILLINOIS.
c' HOT SPRINGS!
Four Miles From
f£ This popular resort has recently beet,
fitted up, and now offers superior accom
modations for families and others wishing
t to avail themselves of the benefits of the
11880" ESTABLISHED. 1867.
et llARLES 1IAlHAII,
iMAIN STREET, HELENA, M. T., SECOND D)0OR
S BELOW FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
-Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Harness & Saddles,
SGorse Collars. Spanish Bits.
ttage Lashes, M3exican Spurs,
SbSide Sauldles, ( 'rry Combs,
Pack Saddles. IBuggv Ilarcuess,
Blackmake Whips, Buggy Whips.
--CASH PAID FOI-
:aHIDES, FURS and PELTRIES.
Sales w[ade at Lowest Cash Rates.
REPAIRING DONE AT
Your Patronage Solicited. Satisfaction
: T. L. BERNER,
1 House Painting, Girain
ing, Paper' Hangin
i and Kalsomlning.
l Fine Vall Tints a Speciality.
: I am prepared to fill ALL bills
nfor lumber, shingles or lath at
reasonable rates at my saw mill
Son Lyons Creek, near the Pricklyl
SPear Canyon. Address,
R. S. ELLS,
SCare of James Fergus,
Fort Bentoni Road.
i . ,? WA CK ERLIN
and Dealer in
Stoves, Tinware and Copperware,
A Full Assortment of
Stoves, Cooking Utensils and Copper
Goods Constantly on Hand.
Jobbing promptly attended to
TIN ROOFS AND GUTTERS A SPECIALTY
Cooking Utensils of all kinds Repaired,
and made to order.
iwmmm |' u .|um-mm s .
F RON-T STREET,
FORT BENTON, MONTANA.
JOHN J. KENNEDY, Proprietor.
IBEEF, MUTTON, PORK, FISH, GAME
I will purchase B3eef and Stock Cattle, and, am prepared to de
liver them on board of steamiboats at Fort Benton, lor at any other
point on the s issonri river, eitherl by the' :hIet or gross weight, at
lowest rates. ;.
Refer by pernission to Messrs. I. GC. Baker &Co., andJ W.S. Wetzet
( DEUTSCHE HALLE.)
By the Day, Week
MRS. LQUISA BECKMAN, i
.Attends and does all the Cooking!
Saddle and Harness Maker.
OPPOSITE KLEINSCHMIDT'S: STORE,
Fort Benton, M.
Repairing a Speciality.
Mrs. Mary Savage,
Next Door to Kleinschmidt & Bro.,
Fort Benton. M. T.,
Is prepared to do all kinds of
PLAIN AND FANCY MILLINERY.
Terms reasonable and satisfaction guar
G. B. LANGWORTHY, Proprietor,
FORT BENT OGN M. T.,
ALL NIGHT HOUSE
Board, per week,........................... $6.00
Board, ner day,........................ 1.00
Single Meals,.......................... . 50c.
Meals at all hours of the Day or Night
Isaac & Richard Mee,
Blacksmiths &W hiOsrifht;
REPAIRING, SHOEING, Etc.
First National Bank
OF THE UNITED STATES.
. Paid up Capital $100,000
Surplus and Profits $ 100,000
S. T. IT.AUSER...................... ....President
A. J. D.vs....................Vice President
E. W. Kxrc;T.......... ..............Cashier
T. H. I(.rIxssen DTu......Assistant Cashier.
We trans:clt a General Banking Business, and Buy
at ilighest Riates, Gol Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver
Bullion, and Local Securities; and sell Exchange and
Telegno, hic Transfers, available in all parts of the
SUnited States, the Canadss, Great Britain, Ireland
and the Continent.
Collections made, and Proceeds remitted promptly.
Interest Allowed On Time Deposits.
BoarPd of Directors:
S. T. HIIAUSER, JOHN CURTIN,
A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON,
JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS,
GRANVILLE STUART, A.J. DAVIS,
T. H. KLEINSCHMIIDT.
HELENA, M. T.,
c AT STRICTLY EASTERN GROWERS'
iSendi for our Price List for 1880..
" • : , t-"i "
Obser.ations Taklen at Various Points at the Same Hour.
I3BErTO , 31. T., March 12. 18S0, 11:55 A.. B,
Barometer. Terlmper~ture. Iunlidity, Direr tion & vel owiy. State of weather.
HIelena... . .. 20.15 37 80 N Light Clear. I
Shaw.... .... 2.65 t 7S SW Light Clear.
Benton..... ..... 27..0 40 73 NWCLight Clear.
A hs4innaboine..... 27.O6 :4 85 N W Light Clear.
A. J1. BELL,
W. S. WETZEL, J. D. WEAT1HERWAX.iX w
W. S. WET ZEL CO.,
'FORT BENTON, MONTANA TERRIT'X.
- Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, & Clothing
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES.
FURS & PELTRIES. F
wholesale Dealer in
WINES, LIQUORS AND SEGARS.
SHELF IHA RD WARE, TOOLS, CUTLEIRY, STO VL
TINWARE, CROCKERY AND GLASSW.ARE, TOY i,
NOTIONS,AND TOILET ARTICLES.
- Drugs, Patent Medicines Paints aud Oils
STORAGE, FORWARDNG & COMMYISSION
(Late Chief Cook at the Tremont Houset Chicago.)
HIOTEL and RESTAU]TRAI NT
Meals at all hours of the day or night
00 FRESH OYSTERS SERVED IN' EVERY STYLE.
-NO CHINAMEN EMPLOYED IN TillS ESTABLISHMENT
PIONEER HARNESS SHOP
FORT BENTON, MO.NTANA,
Corner of Bond and Front Streets.
Manufacturer and Buggy Tops Harn
Dealer in Custom
-made Harness, etc., ness )ashes nd
and all other arti- A Saddles r cntitix ni I
cles found in a first a,.. ubstatiall
k class establish- .
.. e,-i',. paired atshort
ment. An exami- at se
nation of stock and notice and bedrock
prices is respectful- ' pric es. G it e andl
S L.. H. RBOSENCIRANS,
rort lenton. - - - - iontana
, NICK WELCH, Prorprietor
S.. TINGLEY. CLARK TINGLEY
\-TI-OLESALE & E:TTAIL .
ME AT MARKET
Beef. Veal, Mutton, Pork Game, Fish & Ice
STOCK & BEEF CATTLE FOR SALE.
W'e keep a first class establishment and sell at the very lowest
. x-; ),) l delivered to any part of city free of the charge.
M. A. FLANAGAN,
BENTON DRUG STORE
~rue, ttaf bthriciu, erfiary jsoit 8tticds.
Notins Confeeiory, Paints, Oils, Tarniishes,. 2res, Glass, gis, T in ampa, E Ik
SOLE AGOETS FOR 'UE
D. W. CURTISS, Prop.
Box 44, Helena, Mr. T.,
0On Aspar lgns Tlis,.. l i cr ,u ,,,
and red), 1501te i Goori n y t t.-l c
Also Pasputlr'y iutes', Pi lant .
LBushes, Lilac Bu-hes, Ph1t , , P.t.ai, ,
LittleGem, Ilue Peter Pas: ' x. :t ..s EM ,',. i ,,,
By the 100 or 1,000
Cabblage, Tomato, Pt'per, :gg~ , i h-at, r
PIANOS AND ORGN.XS.
For Rent or Salt.
HO! FOR Tile M;.,S!
GUIDES AND TURNOUTS
For Travelrals and Tourists fi:r;-. in
Twenty-Eight Mile Sp-ng-s.
The Helena and Benton Stagc L.n, -i;n
leave passengers at the Sir:.; i, , ,.
experienced guides and suleta.atial vrii
cles will be furnished partite deirin.ci o
visit the Great Falls of the Missouri.
HAMILTO & HAZLETT.
Old Agency, M. T.,
We keep constantly on hand a complete
assortment of goods snitable for
Ranchmen, Freighters and
The Highest Market Price Paid for
Robes and Peltries.
Call and examine our prices before
S C. ASI-IBY'S
Life Fire Real Estate and
OFFICE: iEain St., Helena, M. T.
POLICIES ISSUED AND LOSSES ADJUSTED
AT THIS OFFICE WITHOUT ADDITIONAL
COST TO THE INSURED.
The rollowing soud an"d relihble U'l tt
anies are represented by this Agency:
I MTEAL LIFE IXSi1RAXCE C,
OF NEW YoRt.
Cash Assets, 888,000,000
A8 :nrclt CETiALt, Ix:. Co. iF
St. Lonis. Mo., Cash Assets $ 802 114
CoNTIsrENTAL Iss. Co. ot' N . - 32 772ii
IosIE IS. Co. of New Yorik (;n :l) 52
MEreCISNTS ISs. Co. Of St.
roe, Missouri.................... 3 7
PrioEixx Ixs. Co. of LIrook
lyn, N. Y ........................ 2 735 i3
SCOTTISII Conet.te:t(tt.IAIS. Co.
ofGlascow, Scotlantd. U. S. B. (7i 744
ST. JOE F & ,'. IwS. CO. Of
St Joe, Mo......................... 0i; Gs
ST. PAuL F. & M. Iss. Co. of
St. Paul M5inn...................... 8 1100
Total...........................$ 15 1il; t.i
1 . IIIIIIltV. !1.' I "" ' slnl.'.' .'.
BOOT AND SHOE
FRoNT STREET, FORT BENTON, 3M. T.
(Opposite Payne's Blacksmith Shop.)
USES ONLY THE BEST M.ATERIAL.
Good Workmanship and Perfect Fits
Repairing Neatly and
JAMES CASSIDY. JAMES MI' ii
Casidy & MolDevitt
Ered, Livery and Sale Stable,
HORSES BOARDED BY THE DAY
,Day and Night Herd.
SADDLE HORSES, LIGHT
AND HEAVY TURNOUTS
urpihed on short notice pad a rea