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Vol. I, Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, December 29, 1880. No .
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WILLIAMS, WRIGHT & STEVENS,
ItUBLISHEIlS AND PROPRIETORS.
Terms,..........................$5.00 per Year.
RATES OF ADYVERTISING:
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6 m onths ............................ 100
3 ............................. 75
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6 months ......................... 75
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O r,-T:irhd Column, 1 year........................ 80
6 nonths .................. 45
,, 3 months .................... 30
Qrfl r . Column, 1 year .......................... 75
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3 months ...................... .0
Three inches. 1 year ............................. 50
6 months ...........................
professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year ................. 15
jIates for Transient Advertisements given at office.
Te:ritory of Montana, SS.-The undersigned, Jus
lice~ of the Supreme Court of Montana Territory,
pi)-in' assemblei at the Feat of government for said
T.rritor , h:reby make the following order in rela
iiou to the timed and places for holding the District
(toarts of s; id Territory, and order the same of record:
FIRST DISTRICT-E. J. CONGER, Judge.
At VIRGINIA CITY, in Madison county, the second
Miondr.y of November, and the third Monday of March.
At IavnS-:sUnR, in Jefferson county, first Monday
r,;f ; i;,te.be!r, and the third Tuesday of February.
t i:c;:IsAN, in Gall:tin county, Ihe third Monday
of :,i.,ber, ad the third Monday of April.
At ,' IES CI'TY, in Custer county, the fourth Mon
day of September, and the fourth Monday of May.
SECOND DISTRICT-W. J. GALBRAITH, Judge.
In I1c r Lodge county, at DEER LODGE CITY, second
ilonlday in April; first Monday in September; first
Monday in De ember.
In Mdwoula county, at MISSOULA, fourth Monday in
June; second Monday in November.
In Beaverheal' county, at BANNACK, first Monday in
June; second Monday in October.
THIRD DISTRICT- D. S. WADE, Judge.
At IIILENA, in Lewis and Clarke County, first Mon
day in March, and the fifth Monday in November.
At DIIAMOND CITY, in Meagher county, the third
Monday in A.pril, and the third Monday in October.
At FonT BENTON, in Chateau county, the first Mon
day in May, and the third Monday in September.
DIECIUS S. WADE, Chief Justice.
E. J. CuNGER, Associate Justice.
Attest.:--I. R. ALDEN, Clerk.
H. P. ROLFE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(Associated with Sanders & Cullen.)
U. S,. Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
Ten years' experience in government surveying. The
be. t instruments used. Collections, insurance
mining, homestead and all land claims
OFFICE, NEAR WETZEL'S,
SfONST STREET, FORT BENTO .
JOHN W. TATTAN,
OTHEY aA C.LUNSELOR AT LAW
Office of the County Clerk,
FORT PENTON, - - - MONTANA.
JOHN W. DEWEY,
United States Dep. MIineral Surveyor
FT. BENTON. - IWONTANA.
N. H. WEBSTER,
---Wholesale and Retail dealer in
0Tobaccos and Cigars,
SNUFF, PIPES, SJOIIKERS' ARTICLES,
Main St, opp, First Nat. Bank,
HLENL A, i .- - I rONTANA.
Fine Out Chewing and Vanity Fair
Fort Benton, :- Montana.
BUILDING STONE FURNISHED.
CORNER MAI, AND GRAND STS.,
IIELENA, iu. T.
Zimmer & Wolpert, Prop'ras.
NEW, NEAT AND FIRST-OLASS.
Board by the Week ... ....... ................... $6 00
'three Meal Tickets .............. ...... 00
A bar in connection with the house, where fine wines,
liquors and cigars are kept. The patronage of'the
public is respectfully solicited:
TO STOCK MEN.
HEL"EJNA, Montana, December 5,1889.
I hereby certify that I have never sold to any party
Whomsoever any cattle belonging to myself and Chas.
Lehman, branded U on left tli gh or G ventedon right
thigh, and never sold to E. Itosser any exceut four
head of steers. T. D. KINYON.
R. 8. Price now owns the above brand. Address
Fort Benton, M. T.
He Th , Montana, December 8, 1880.
Thln is to certify that I never sold any stock: cattle
?f imy brand, G on right thigh, without the me be
lg vented, and never sold any with my brand and '
oi left thigh to any person. JO) I''EP GAN8
T. E. COLuINS, L. H. IERSHFIELD
Cas. E. DUER, A. HERSHPIELD,
Fort Benton. Helena.
Transact a General Banking
Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men
and others, subject to be drawn against by
checks without notice.
PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS
We buy and sell Exchange on the commercial center;s
of the United States.
WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION, TO THE
BUSINESS OF NOIRTHEIRN AhN CENTRAL
And will make such loans to stock men an? farmers
as are suited to their requirements.
Local Securities a Specialty,
Collections and all other business entrusted to us wil
receive prompt and careful attention.
COLLINS, DUER & CO.
RECORD BUILDING. FORT BENTON, M. T.
J. A. KANOUSE,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
FORT BENTON, - - MONTANA.
NOTARY PUBLIC and JUSTICE OF THE PEA CE
SMain St., bet. Baker and St. John.
N EWS AGENT,
POST OFFICE BUILDING,I
HELENA, - . MONTANA.
Dealer in Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods and Notions,
Tobacco, Imported Cigars and Pipes.
Subscriptions taken for all leading Periodicals
AT PUBLISHE.RS' RATEN.
RINGWALD BROS,& CO1
UPPER MAIN STREET,
]HELENA, . - - MONTANa.
Opposite the First National Bank.
Extraordinary Bargains in Pawnbrokers' Unredeem
1 ed Pledges, at Ringwald Bros. & Co.'s.
W e have a large stock of unredeemed pledges, con
sisting of Watches, Diamonds, all kinds of Jew
elry, Field and Opera Glasses, Gems, Riffles, Pistols,
$550 Cost $900. One large, elegant Diamond
5 1 Cross and Pendant, beautifully set with six
large Briiliants, at Pawnbrokers.
Srj Cost $850. A handsome Solitaire Diamond
S) U O Ring, six karat, brilliant stone. beautifully
set, at Pawnbrokers.
500 Cost $550. A beautiful six karat stone, to
match the abote; would make an elegant
pair of ear rings, at Pawnbrokers,
1 t 0 ~. worth of Diamonds; the largest and
, V 0JU V finest stock in Montana. We have
Diamond Rings of every description, cluster and solih
taire. Prices from $25 to $500.
Diamond Ear Drops of the very latest settings, and
of all sizes; stones as pure and clear as drops
water; prices from $50 to $1,000 per pair. We mpe
specialty of the finest goods.
G ents and Ladies' Gold Watches at Bar ms, at
f ents' Gold Vest and Guard Chains of 'ery des
Li. cription, at Pawnbrokers.
We would call the attention of stock men and who
are in want of Field Glasses, as we make a s
cialty of the largest and most powerful glasses
made in the world. Glasses worth $75 we
sell for $40; one worth $65 for $35;
one worth $50 for $25; one worth
$30 for $15; one worth $20
Targe asssrtment of revolvers, some Smith & Wes
L. son, trimmed with rubber, double action; Colt's
double action 45 calibre; almost new, at half price, at
M.oney to loan on all goods of value at Ringwald
Bros. & Co.
The above goods are unredeemed pledges, and will
Sbe sold at half their value. All goods warrant
ed as represented, or in any case not found so, money
will be refunded cheerfully,
RINGWALD BROS. & Co., Pawnbrokers.
Benton St., behind Marshall's Saloon,
LEON P. ROCRON, Prop'tor.
Keeps large stock of
Bread, Pies aci Cakes
Always on hand and cheap for ash. -
A position as sale mi for clerk in some arst-clase
grocery or ary goods house in Benton. Have bad an
experience'of 15 years. Appl at this oalce.
An Enterprising Firm.
The most flourishing and necessary of the
industrial enterprises of Benton is the brick
making and construction interest of Storer &
Storer. Starting out last season, they have
done an amount of business that speaks vol
umes for Benton's growth in the way of build
ing in a more substantial way, and they have
by their enterprise aided largely in placing
this among the metropolitan towns of the
Territory. Their yard is situated behind the
butte, where they have an inexhaustible store
of good material. They were hampered last
fall by the lack of good machinery, which
they could not obtain, owing to the latepess
of their starting. This will be supplied dur
ing the coming season by two of the best
brick-making machines to be had, and their
united capacity will be forty thousand bricks
per day-sufficient for Benton's need during
the coming year. They employed from fif
teen to twenty-five men last season, paying
from $3 to $6 per day for each, anid were the
means of scattering a large amount of money
among the varied interests of Benton. In
this connection. it is but just to them to add
that they never failed to meet their labor
payments every Saturday night, an example
that should be universally followed.
During the short season of last year's work
they made 725,000 bricks, most of which they
laid in the wall themselves. Among the
houses which they furnished and built were
Maj. Dunne's, Rufus Payne's, and R. S.
Price's. They furnished the brick for Mur
phy, Neel & Co.'s new store and Beckman's
house, and have the contract for T. C. Pow
er's new store, the foundation of which is
nearly completed and ready for spring oper
ations, which building will consume 150,000
brick. They have also the contract for furn
ishing brick for the new hotel which will be
erected in the spring, and which will require
500,000; also will furnish brick for W. S.
Wetzel's new residence, and for a new store
by L. H. Rosencrans, which latter will be a
two-storied building, with tine architectural
design; the first floor will be used as a store
and sales-room by Mr. Ro encrans, and the
secondjwill be divided int i dfficcs and roams
a convenience very much needed in Benton;
it will consume 142,000 brick. On the whole
they have -reason to congratulate themselves
on a very prosperous season's work, and ex
pect to make at least 1,500,000 brick. Their
most serious obstacle has been the small sup
ily of wood, which they have already ar
ranged to overcome by a purchase of 500
cords at $8 per cord.
OFFICE OF TERRITORIAL
SUPERINTENDENT CF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
BUTTE, M. T., November 20, 1880.
The friends of public education will meet
in council at High School Hall, Helena, on
Tuesday, January 4th, 1881, and continue in
session three or four days. Questions of vital
importance to our public schools will be dis
cussed and an effort made to secure legisla
lation that will enhance the efficiency and
promote the welfare of public education.
Teachers and school officers are urgently re
quested to be present from all parts of the
Territory, as an educational association will
be organized and a portion of the time devot
ed to institute work.
Half fare on coach lines we trust can be
secured, of which future merition will be
Rally, teachers and friends. Let us have
an educational boom in Montana.
W. EGBERT SMITH,
Ter. Supt. Public Instruction.
New Steamboat Line For the .T.per His
It is repored in railroad circles here that
the Vanderbilt interest contemplate putting a
line of steamers on the Upper Missouri river
during the coming season. this is probably
done to head Qould off on the Montana trade,
for which he is reaching with the Utah and
The Pones Indians.
The New York Herald's Washington spec
ial says: A special delegation of 19 Ponca
chiefs now here, had an interview with the
Secretary of the Interior and the members of
the President's commission recently appoint
ed to go to Indian Territory and make a full
investigation into the circumstances of their
removal from Dakota and into their present
condition. The chiefs declare unanimously
that they wish to be let alone and allowed to
remain in Indian. Territory where they were
removed, by: Inspector Kemble. They de
clared the stories of their sUfferings and
the loss of half of the, number from sickness,
greatly exaggerated. There are now 520 of
the original 750 living in, the Territory and
136 elsewhere, showing a loss of less than
100 since their removal in 1877. They de
nounee the interference of Tibbles; who has
been the meanis of getting up an excitement,
as unsolicited by them, and ask _ that he bei
kept away from m them. On the ir ole the in
terview was a complete refurtation of the
stories about the hardships of the Poncas,
and it is doubtfil if the President's commis
Report thast Parnell has Been Removed
From the Leadershinp of the Land
NEW YORK, pecember 23-The' World's
London special says: Mr. Labouchere pub
lishes to-day the intelligence, startling if true,
that Mr. Parnell has been suddenly removed
from the leadership of the land league, and
replaced by Mr. Michael Davitt, whose out
spoken Fenianism and emphatic demands
for separation from England, now finds the
most favor in Ireland. This statement must
be accepted with a great deal of caution, as
it is very well understood that there are no
two men in the land league who are on more
intimate terms with one another than are
Messrs, Parnell and Davitt. Captain Wm.
Humphrey Archdale, of Riversdale Ennis
killen, the tory member for Fermenaugh, has
issued an address calling upon the loyal men
on his estates to oppose the extension of land
league principles in that part of the country,
as he holds some 90,000 acres in his own
name, besides an extensive property held by
his tenants on perpetui3i leases. His influence
is widespread and a land league meeting is
to Ue held to day in Derrygonnelly to test his
strength. Troops have been sent there to
keep the peace, a disturbance being antici
CHIoAGo, December 22-The Tribune's
Washington special says: The interview
with General Sherman, claiming that the
President cannot retire him, excites the live
liest comment among officer. The fact is,
the law applies directly to army officers, and
covers his own officers, equally with that of
a 2.d lieutenant. The President cannot retire
him until his 62d birthday, which will occur
in February, 1882.
Sherman's views about Grant's promotion
are expressed so freely here by him as to
seriously compromise their friendly relations.
Grant is anxious to be made Captain General,
but the manner of Sherman's attacks on the
proposition is exceedingly distasteful. The
assertion by Sherman that Ord was retired
because he did not vote for Garfield, while
McDowell was retained because he did vote
for him, will attract more attention from the
army officers than any other. It is not be
lieved that the President will overlook this
charge. If Sherman is correctly reported,
he has clearly violated the eleventh article
of war, which provides for the dismissal, or
such other punishment as a court martial may
inflict, for officers using disrespectful lan
guage against the President.
a.Iye.' Policy to be Contanued for the
Next Four Years.
CHicAGo, December 24-A Washington
special to the Times says: Suspicion is in
creasing to the fixed belief that Hayes' policy
bids fair to be continued during the next
four years. The reason for this belief i§ the
manner of the present administration in dis
posing of the patronage of the State of New
Daniels, nominated for postmaster of Buff
alo, and Haskel to the same position at Al
bany, are Conkling's political enemies. In.
vestigation at the Postoffice Department de
velops the fact their names are sent in two
months in advance of the expirations of the
commissions of the present incumbents.
Other important federal offices in that State
will be filled by Hayes. The commissions of
marshals in the two northern districts of New
York, (Conkling men) expire in -February.
The names of their successors (prominent
anti-Conklingites) will be sent in after the
holiday recess. The commission of Stewart
. Woodford, district attorney, 'expires in
iebruary, and he will be succeeded' by an
4nti-Conkling man. The entire patronage of'
he States is made anti-Conkling by Hayes,
advance of Garfield. It can be said on'the
highest authority that these appointments Bre
the reouest of Garfield.
News From Ireland.
The Irish authorities appear to be. making
every effort to preserve the .peace without
shedding blood, and to this end frequent pre
cautions have been ordered in various parts
of the country. At one place a bellman was
arrested for incitinga breach of the peace,
and bail was refused. .
Some soldiers on leave have been ordered
to return to Ireland. , The feeling among the 1
ower orders of people is said to be very i
strong against the military, even: in Dublin.
It is. a common practice to. shoulder soldiers'
off from the footpath to provoke a quarrel.
The movement of troops excited a very .un
easy feeling. It is generaly believed that
government possesses information 'warrant
ing the apprehension of danger. The gov
ernment has, consequently, made very co
ete preparations for any contingeny. Ii
inense supplies of provisions, tents and other
campaigning supplies have been stored in.
central depots. It is stated that allprepare,
tiens point to the conclusion that government+
believes far greater danger than is seen,
lurks behind. A store ship has arrived from
Woolwich with 2,000 rounds of buickishot, 4]
large quantity of ball cartridges and intrench
ing tools. Another vessel is shipping a simi
lar cargo at Woolwich for the new stations at
Bruff, Mohill, and Carrick, which will be oc
cupied by troops. The positions are well
chosen, being centers of disturbed districts,
from which troops could operate in various
directions. At all stations where cavalry are
quartered without infantry, the supply of
ammunition will be increased to 50 rounds
Gov. Stalnford on the Sltua.ion in Ire.
Governor Stanford, of the Central Pacific
Railroad Company, has just returned from a
visit to Europe. While abroad he made a
brief stay in Ireland. The Sacremento Bee
publishes the result of an interview with him
on matters in that unhappy country. The
Governor seems to have formed correct views
of the land question. In response to an in
quiry of the reporter he said:
I could not help coming to the conclusion
that the tenants cannot now, even if they
were willing, and never can again pay the
rents of the past; hence the landlords must
submit to be greatly reduced in their income,
to say the least, indeed, if they shall not, in
process of time, be deprived of it altogether.
Reporter-And what if they shall be Gov
Governor -Yes, what if they shall be?
They are but few, comparatively. They are
about as useless in a community or a nation
as any people well can be. If they were
gradually to sink out of sight, as landlords, I
do not see that anybody would be harmed
certainly the people would not be injured;
and if these men were thus forced into some
useful calling, they and theirs might thereby
be greatly benefitted.
NOTES OF NEWS.
The Leadville riots will cost the State
about $35,000, and the Denver riots about
the same amount.
A delegation of Ponca Indians in Washing
ton, express their willingness to remain in
the Indian Territory.
The Chicago Land League on 23d inst. sent
one thousand dollars to Ireland to be used in
defense of the agitators.
Gasper Tochman, a Polish refugee and
brigadier-general in the Confederate service,
died on the 22d inst. at his home in Virginia.
The Portlanxd, Oregon, board of trade has
forwarded a memorial to Congress asking for
the improvement of the lower Columbia
During the year 1879, 7,000 inhabitants of
the province of Khoroff, Russia, died of diph
theria, and 5,500 during the first ten months
In New York the anti-Conkling Republi
cans are a unit for Chauncy M. Depew, while
Conkling has expressed no choice between
Morton, Platt and Hoskins.
Gladstone has positively refused to sanc
tion the appropriation of $200,000, now be
fore the House of Parliament, to defray the
debts of the Prince of Wales.
The firm of Perry, Nauson, Bartholo &:
Co., one of the oldest houses in St. Loci ,
has failed, and their failure has had a very
demoralizing effect on the wheat market.
The Dublin traversers intend,- if -al~owed,
to examine nearly 1,000 witnesses at the
trials, including tenants and evicted persons,
t3 show that their language and conduct was
The Pacific Mutual Marine and Inland In
surance Company, of New York, on account
of heavy losses, will go into liquidation.
Their assets are stated to be $750,000; li abil
ities the same, including $400,000 of out
A San Francisco dispatch announces hat
on the 23d inst. Sir Thomas Heskith, of Eng
land, was married to Flora, youngest daugh
ter of Senator Sharon, The reception is said
to have been the most brilliant ever seen in
It now appears that the procuring of girls
from Montreal to fill Chicago, St. Louis and
San Francisco dens of infamy has been large-.
ly carriell on all summer, agents having
come from as far as San Francisco for that
In answer to the offer of the Postmaster
General to supply telephones for public. use,
the Edison Telephone Company itoday a.
vertises that it has iexclsive patent rights in
the telephone, and will proceed against the
Postmaster Qeneral for any infringement of
The United States sub reasrer begins on
the 28th itst. the, payment of the January
interest, amounting to nearly .$1O00oo,00.
This will all be new money. The profits of
all kinds havebeen very large in the last six
months, and the dividends probably exceed
Mihaetgoff, the Nihilist nobleman arrested
was an active participant in the attempt
against the life of the ]Emperor of Russia at
the winter palace, on the 18th of Februir
last, when 10 soldiers were killed ad4t1
dyngmiti mine under the imperial gi