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]sro. !». BILLINGS HERALD. THE BILLIMS SERAt.D. BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1882. PRICE TEN GENTSX THE BILLIMS SERAt.D. ni Ll.l N( is, .MONTANA, JULY W, 1882. Entered at Coulson Post Office as Second Class Matter l'l'llUSHKD KV Kit Y THURSDAY BY BROMLEY & DEVINE. SUBSCRIPTION. Thrvi'Months................... « ,! Six Months................... ........................." .Vrj; j ° lll: Yoar................................. loo ! ADVERTISING RATES. l*u«' inch. I insertion................................... ç j on - * " I month.................. •' -months..................... Vitt I " C. months............................H.'uo Mue Jour...................................................... ;M.iiu I nfill notices set in Minion tytie, J5 cents n line ■ each insertion. , I >*|ieeial Kittes (liven on, long time and large! sjMtee advertisements. JAS. R. CiO!*>i. HENRY OiCKlE. i GOSS & DICKIE, Lawyers Buy and Sell Real Estate. Collections i will receive Prompt Attentontion. 1 OfTcp over Munds Bank. Billings D, M. PARKER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, OFFICF IN P. O. BUILDING. T. A. DAVIE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, •■liv.MxxtA .wi st i. orfo-ni ittAneti AitiKi:-. Billings, ... Montana. DU. H. C. STU KNEV. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office at the Model Drug Store, BILLINGS, - - MONTANA.' THOMAS WHEELER. Livery, Sale and Feed Stable. BAY AND NltiilT 1IERI». Leave Orders at Billings City Corral. L J. XICKEY. Contractor ! Builder. liait» ami in if fee. .lull V. ilia f it at llii» •lioeiHcntiniis fitrni»1id at short irk neatly dune. Orders-in writ •Itkv pr nnptly attend«.-«! to. CLARK HOUSE Haniman & Jones, Proprietors. I ' iitiahv l/M'utol. Muni» ut all hours, tiood sleeping Accommodation*. No. 4, South 28th St. Billings, M. T. Model Drug Store Huey, smith & co,, Prop's. DETJG-S ! Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, Wail Paper, Pure LIQUORS AND CIGARS. A full Line of Druggists' Sundries. Pres criptions Pille«! Day and Night. Pionoor Drug Store. SHANNON & HULL. Prop's. Ur have Just n-ccii formerly in mir ! »rug «»I and added t< •tore, a full line < -tix-k Toilet Articles, Meerschaum Pipes, Patent Medicines. « tilt e-tahli»liinelit i» tla mid our stock not surp variety and guality. ■ lurjfc»i in thi- \ ieinity iMKd in the Went for SHANNON & HULL. Coulson, - Montana. Wostum & Garter. Ilubmer ! Dealers. PLAIN AM) DRESSED »UMBER, shingles, j WINDOWS, Joorsj Mould ings. ïllverberg & Peaslee's ample Room. A - t i72 Raynor whiskey. 1872 d other Liquors of Fine Quality at Wholesale and Retail. BKatz's Export Beer ! by the Case. Bottle or Gloss. Suverborg & Peasloo, I Oft». Gauben Montana. I I ,! j ! on - I ■ I i i 1 M m MOtltdllS VanCleve & Wadsworth, L N & ♦ & ià In ♦ AND IN Billings, McADOW ADDITION m : II. w Dwelling Houses for Rent. • . , ,, wok LEY ' Rowley & Worley, REAL ESTATE SURVEYING, AND INSURANCE. For »Salt* in AlricrsunV A<klition. Only <1 Business Lots to be ha« l at Original Prieer 500 LOTS 200 Other business and residence Lots For Sale in Billings. Land and Lot: Land and Lots Surveyed, and Settled ; bought and located. old on (Aminiirsdon. Minnesota Ave., opposite Engineers' Headquarters, Billings, - - - Montana. MILES & CAMP, —bEALKKSIN Shelf i Heavy Hardware Stoves and Tinware, Barbed Wire, Doors, Windows and Building Paper -WHOI.Ks |.K A NT» IIETAII. Paints, Oils and Glass. Cor. Montana Ave. and 27th St. BILLINGS, M. T. ! THE National Hotel DEWEY & BROWN, Proprietors. The Largest and -IN THK CITY.— Dewey & Brown's Blacksmith Shop Buck of tlie Hotel. COULSOX, MONTANA. BR0 * ,N & D * Ï,S j Best Hotel .JUNCTION CITY, MONTANA, Keep thuir bar well Stocked with the Choicest LIQUORS And Cigars, That can bu Obtained. Cool and Refreshing Drinks concoc ted to order. DELOZIER MOXLEY & CO. \ very fine stock of Gipcr. Envelopes, Blank Books, l'ocket Books, Memorandum Books, l'ens. Pencils, Inkstands. Ink flaying Cards, Poker Chips, Fancy Goods, etc., etc. FINE CIGARS. As tint* a line tin cun be found west of St. Paul. Billings Herald Building, BILLINGS. 'FÜLT0N MARKET Restaurant. !^ ,i T!^. Mc !».! t ! ,ionery ' _____ __ _____ STATIONERYiTown Store and News Depot. H. J. Schmiel & Co., Props. First-Class Meals Served at all hours of the Day and Night. Minnesota Ave, Opp. Thompson's Store. Billings, Montana. ousted & page, ESTATE. SURVEYORS Reference : M. M. L. I. CO. Billings, Montana. Shaw & Duffleld, Contractors AND : *=* Boats Built on Short Notice. m ■■ I Builders. Job Work Neatly Done. J BILLIN'! IS. MON 1 ANA. Vit .1. I». HESTON, ■-I'trst. 1st Nat. Rank. Karen. I>. T. K. I*. \\T.U>. ltd River Nut. Rank, •lumcstown. i>. T. J. V. RAltf'( M K'. I'csidciu I'liruitr. Billings Real' Estate ' -UulT.HT :VN1> SOU» RY BENTON, WELLS & CO. Of the choicest business and residence lots for Sale. BENTON, WELLS & CO. Montana, OHAS. \V. THOMPSON. CYKUS H. THOM1*80N, O' t Thompson & g r o. DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Groceries, Clothing, Glassware, Crockery, Boots and Shoes and Notions. Comer, Montana Avenue and 25th St. North, EiiL.i_.ii>ro-s 7 - - zkÆonsrT-^isr^.. Minnesota Ave. and 26th St. Billings, Montana. Billings Real Estate, OFFICE. ' McElrath & French, Lots Bought, »Sold, Dented und Exchanged. j Special Facilities for procuring ami dis I posing of Desirable Business and Ttesi uenee locations. Choice Lots in flic McAdow and Alder son .Vfldilions. Entry and Location of Government, or Railroad Linds a specialty. Desert Land and Tree Culture Claims selected and located on application bv mail. Accurate Maps of Town Sites and Rail roa«l and Government Linds on file and open to public inspection. Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts and all Legal Instruments promptly prepared. Will Practice in all Courts in .Montana Territory, and in the United Stales Land Office. if »'Contests on Agricultural Lands a Specialty. ?r NOW HERE A Complete Stock of Medicines and Mining Chemicals, Proprie tary Articles, Faints, Oils, Tarnishes, Toilet Goods, Perfumeries, Hair Oils, Bath Sponges, Towels, Fancy Soaps, Etc. Melwood Whiskies, Selected Wines and Brandies, And a full line of Cigars of Standard Brands. Woolfolk & Hersey. BILLINGS, - MONTANA. ^3«=^ Fancy Goods, Hair Goods, Etc. \]l kind» ut taken in ami promptly nt t. inli'il I... f V.' to return thanks to tin- ladies ot Rilling» for their patronage in the past, and trust if wiil h<- eontinued. 1st Ave N. anti 31st St. Billings, Montana. 'TElUilN.S, POST A MI N'D. cinnwiNC', ru» i w Ml All. BANKERS, Billings. - Moutaua. ä a . _ Do a General Banking Business. I lllkclillll!" K.Velll! Iljfc Mil amt Ktinipv. tun] rcmittci) I, if tlie United >tnt Interest Paid on Time Deposits. JOHN W. SMITH. JAS. MULD0WNEY. The Florence SECOND BUILDING EAST OF CLARK & OO.'S STORE, MONTANA AVE. Imported WINES; LIQUORS -AND CIGARS A SPECIALTY. Most Popular Brands of Domestic Goods! Always in Stock. i i I ! UP TO MAGIMIS. Notes of a Trip Jiust Made by a CJitizen of Billings. Oattle on a Thousand Hills—The Gold and Silver at the Mines. Average Yield of Placer Mines per Day— A New Mine Discovered. The Northern Pacific. Alter leaving Billings and ascending Alkali ('reek, we drove seventeen miles to a place called the Spring, which is merely a '•wash-out,''containing alkali water lying ut, tlie foot of the bluffs. Passing through a country well adapte«! f,,r a cattle range, two lung Hals of much the same nature bring you to the "Bull Mountain" Station, on the mail roa«l to Martinsdale, there again is a small spring of alkali water, and two log shacks for the a«eo«nmodation (?) of travellers and the mail-drivers. After descending from the second ridge of Bull,,, Mountains, we soon reaeited Painted Kobe Creek, along the banks of u hielt were seat-1 terni some 4 ,«hX» liead of cattle f'r(-«li from ■ ..... affording good evidence of tliecilectof the | excellent natural grasses in that vicinity. nt and Some eight miles over a rolling country which must be very h.ddimr in the winter ............ -........- «• ». jhÄ which at this j>oint runs through a canyon. though near the stage station, there is a small da' about two miles in length by half a mile in breadth. Oldham's ranch and store are siiunte<l near the river, the iinni. diate vicinity I^ w ltieh is thickly fov-I ered bv brush, whicli affi.rds excellent shelter to sheep in winter. The Mussel , ,, . . 1 , „ . . ; , s i< , u hielt i» about onc-tlnrd cjf the breath b of the Yellowstone at the (.'unison ferry, carries a good bead of water, but «"an be forded easily except «lurin*'about a week ta- ten days in the early summer Wend ao . uiinnir. .1 IUIU mg a steep lilufi, a good view is obtainable <*f the Snow Mountains, and the Jiulith Gap away to the left, beyond which the Crazies ami Bell Mountain come into view •> -.......w- »to, point ol another range of bluffs, the corn. try du wl i irli afid the Miis.seMiHI was thickly covered with cattle, all in the be»t condition. From this poim the Bad Lands extend to the Judith (lap. where a few seat tered buffalo bulls were to be seen at inter val». 'I races of coal and limestone were went alone very thin and of apparent on either side as we but the croppings wen rat Iter poor quality. The first creek with really good water is ealled Swimming Woman «'reek, and it was quite refreshing to see a stream of really pure water after tlie alkali we had become accu-toincd to. There i- a sheep rum-li located about a mile and a half above the crossing, w hose owner might have carried on quite a brisk trade had he located lower down, as the immer- ! oustraecsof camp lires show how much the road is used. Another long ascent and volt are on a large, slightly rolling plateau, where there arc plenty of antelope. this part of the country is admirably adapted f,,r cattle raising, and sheep do well nearer the loot hills. Two creeks with «•client water, and some brushwood along the banks intersect litis plateau, and there are three or hoir large sheep ranches on it. Neur the northwest corner of the Snowies, tlie road runs in amoiigst the loot Dills and i.» lather rough and very hilly. J he small Hat» would be excellent locations for rancîtes were it not for the absence of water —all the creeks being dry. Leaving the I tow n of Fl.et about five miles on the left. I hand, the road joins that from Martinsdale to Maiden, after following which for a mile or so, Gregory's station. This i: house on the win pitablo lto»i and every want ami ranch is reached, a mail the most comfortable dc r«ia«l, with a most hos hostess, who anticipate • cep a table which wouid do honor to a first-class hotel. Gregory himself is a first rate hunter and is glad to show sport during the season to anyone who pays him a visit. An excellent trout stream called Buffalo Creek, and which is full offish, runs down from the Snowies by the ranch, and would afford gootl irri gation to tlie pasture lands just below. Timber of fine quality is here in abundance, and can be purchased at from 822 to 82») per thousand. A drive along the foot of the Snowies in a northeasterly direction of thirty-live miles brings you to Maiden, pas sing on the wav several creeks, ihe princi I lull of which. Warm Spring C'eeek. is thick ; ly settled hy liai (breeds, ami there are num-1 j erous ranches along the whole line of road, All of this part of the Judith Basin is mag-! I uilii ent for cattle raising, and as far as we I could judge there were from funk) to 12,000 I head ol cattle in sight, und two bands of I sheep. 1 he drive up the gulch to Maiden j °f about five miles is rather pretty scenery j and several ranches lie along the banks of J the creek. Potatoes were extensively raised j there as well as a small breadth of oats, but to that had been I sorry they j damaged somewhat by the frost. Me Adow's saw-mill, about three miles below Maiden at Anderson ville, seemed to be do ing a brisk trade as well as the store oppo site. About, a mile higher up lies Alpine City, which was entirely deserted until the fall. At length wo reached Maiden which seemed very dull, there being only about -sixty people there with accommodations , for about twenty times that number. The : reason given was that the holders of claims j having done the necessary amount ol "ork j i>|iK»i require« I h\ law, hail gone elsewhere ! to prospect, etc. is >' no use giving any j detailed account of the different mines, as in nearly all of them the conditions are -identical. Of ore there is. undoubtedly a great quantity, hut it is of low grade and . higli up on the mountains. Large capital will therefore he required to work them, and as tin* present holders are lacking in that very requisite article, all they can do is to i sit tlown and wait for <*apital to come along, i The latest strike, the Northern Pacific, bids I fair to turn out well, the len«l showing a ! thirty-one foot face. The Cliollar and Montana mines should also prove good in vestments, and we saw some excellent specimens of ore from the War Eagle, but as tlie slml't in the latter is only down about 27 feet, it is difficult at present to give a definite opinion as to its future. Tlie pla cer mines are of very limited extent, and sutler frym' a lack of water. The gold is mostly found in small nuggets, and aver ages, we were told, about $15 per day per man. After leaving Maiden, we drove down between the Moccassin Mountains, where wc found good water and grass, and the cattle in the same sleek condition and tamer than those in the Bad Lands. At the foot of the Big Mocassin wc passed a large ranch with slaughter houses, etc., be longing to a well known association of cat tle men, most or whom were absent on tho round up. The country between this point and the canyon of the Jmiith, is a high plateau nearly level which affords a good cattle range at curtain seasons of the year. Though there arc cattle there is a lack of water. The Judith ia crossed at a ford in the canyon opposite the tnouth of Sage Creek, and an enterprising gentleman has spent a good deal of time and money en deavoring to grade a good road down the side of the bluffs on either side, but not with any great success. A house is being erected on the small flat near the river for the accommodation of travellers along the road, which will be ready for occupancy about the beginning of August. Another short stretch of Bad Lands, and Wolf Creek is reached, following which up to its source brings you to the foot of the Big Belt Mountains not far from Antelope Buttes, which form a conspicuous landmark to travellers from tiic east side of the basin. j ranches, all of whose owners seem to be ! doing well. We were told that the clip j averaged 7 pounds per head this season, J which must have proved a small bonanza , to the sheep men. in conclusion, ail the I land in the Judith Basin is admirably ! adapted for cattle raising, being well ! watered and covered witli excellent grass. \t h. n , e *i un I 7 At tlie toot ot the Belts are several sheep '•""'■f*'"* '" l ------------- ' * to a ! j Bull,,, . ~ M ^' e West S,tlc l * ie ïjasi ' , ' an, l the Mussel-j slu '! 1 arc for ^Ueep men. and the upper ■ aslM a c " u,ltr y some thirty ...... ....... | a ^ k . ,>oUonis > ''specially Mann. , '/ >r,n K Crw - ,k > wdl soon he occupied as ag ! ricultural iamb, which on account,"of the j ! great fac!Ht,,!S fi,v îrri " ati, ' ,l > d.oi.É rank ; ferr 8 "" 1 | o rmoi y. H. a —--horses, by i T) A A TN i nmtTmn j ROAD AGENTS. the ---- fov-I Uoaknd vr i L* 8 * 60 fio " :)eis between Helena and Butte. I __ the j | 10 Butte freeman, of ilic ltjib inst., I sa - v ' ? : r I uesduy afternoon, abouto'clock, ! the a '"' Helena stage was stopped on n s i 1 1 ^ on ( retk tliree r,ja «l agents. At first ! ! onc ut the robbers was noticed, and j ljiis co!imia, "l to halt was not heeded till the appearance of two others, with «louble ......7"'.....*.....-»r pass.-ngers on boanl I lie stage, m a '• The ]»a**»enL^*r^ were or ' to 'brow up their hands : all prompt u1, eyed except Ca]>t. Shepherd, who lost 1 "bd'i <d the robbers in his heroic endeavors : to r<s * tore to consciousness the lady, who I s " ot>nt 'd away at the siglit of the deadly weajKjns. The treasure box being demand ed. it was rcluctuantlv handed over. Tlie driver was then told to "git," and he got. Only about 87 was contained in the box. Had the stage been going from Butte the robbers would have made a more successful haul. It is said there were no pistols in the crowd, but if there were, they were for gotten. Sheriff Easterly, of Jefferson coun ty, was notilied of tlie robbery at once, and the chances are that the bold scoundrels of [ ! will be captured and made to j>ay dear for their venture. and plateau, AllJ their venture. FEOM OUR CORRESPONDENT. , well . ^ j ex-1 To the Editor of the Billings Herald: along ■ At this writing we are directly opposite there j Pon.pey's Pillar, and laying aside track, on it. j Dr. Carroll and Mr. Urner visited the Pillar ! last evening, and discovered on the south-1 and ! east corner of tlie mound, part of a female small j skeleton, which, from appearances, must for j have lain there for a long time. Pompey's water ! Pillar evidently owes its formation to t the j action of the Yellowstone river, which left. nterlv ran around the south side. At | north-eastern extremity a large creek mile ■ cd the river. Finally, the combined effect mail j of the two currents was to isolate from i then bluffs w hat is now known as Pomp<!y hos- I Pillar, tlie river running north and behind j it. Sun marks on various points prove wouid : that «ins mound of stone lias 'been a sacred to anyone trout is irri below. TJte name of Wm. resort of tlie Indians Clarke, date J n i» well preserved. The view from this point is very promising. I«> the south stretches a smooth plain that merges into low foot hills, which, in turn, are flanked by bluffs. The river banks either side are covered by pleasant groves of cottonwood and willow. We, who visit j this interesting point at Ibis late day. and per j ï j, comparative .safety, feel genuine venera the ; tion for tlie pioneers of 1»806, who fearlessly of i invaded a savage country, and pointed out pas- 1 t,> their less enterprising fellow men ihe ad princi- ! vantages of an as yet unknown land. All thick- i honor be theirs !......Col. Clough is at this num-1 awaiting tlie arrival from tlie Big road, i Horn of Messrs. Kimberley and Mitchell, mag-! on their way to Billings, to ''push" the we ; bridge at that point. All indications at 12,000 ! present pro favorable for rapid tracklaying. of ; ......The H. B. Co. lias turned the surfacing j train over to Mr. Winston, ami it will here j after be under his control. Mr. W. former of h v hail this outfit but the Co. thought to raised I save money by working it. A large loss in but j the undertaking convinced them of their been j folly, and now it goes buck to the most ef Me- ficient manager.......The tunnel is now cn | tirelv timbered, and is perfectly safe....... do- j ('apt. Edwards and Torn] Kurtz passed here oppo- j this morning, en route to Billings, which j seems to be the place just now. the ! t h_ C I ----- How Congress passes a Bill, l„ r( »p| v to a correspondent, who asks for ^formation on the subject, the New York v F ultn ,al of Commerce says : One branch of j Cm,grass« passes a hill and sends it to the ; other. If tlie latter adopts it precisely as it I ... passed it, it then goes to the President for ap proval, but if the bill is amended or i i .. changed on its passage m the other branch, it is sent back with such changes to the house in which it originate«!. If these amendments are there adopted«,it then goes t«j tlie President, but if not adopted, ctr adopted only in part, it comes back again to the second brandi, where the vote is to re«*edc from the amendments or to insist upon them. If the body insists, then a committee is appointed, and notice being j given to the other house, a like committee j is appointed, and these two committees j meet. If they agree on a report, then the bill is reported on again in each house. If they disagree, each rcquirls, and some times a new committee is appointed, and sometimes the bill fails. But if it pass es botli houses then the President signs it, if lie approves; if he disapproves, he re turns it within a few days to the house where it originated, with liis objections. If that house passes it again by a two-thirds vote, it goes to tlie other branch ef congress, and if it passes there by a two-thirds vote it be comes a law. There is no arbiter between any of the parties. Three buffalo wandered into Park City on Monday, and only two departed therefrom, the hospitable inhabitant^ giving a large cow such à warm rccep 5 üon as to cause her to <|own and sab* HO» i l V ont l u onrinh " of STAGE STRUCK. Hank Monk politely requested to stop liis Stage that the Gentlemanly High wayman might go through the Passengers. He reapeotfdlly declines, and is shot at in consequence. One Horse wounded and a Ooach Spoke demoralized. The passengers on the coach that ar arnved here on Tuesday morning from the east were treated to a first class sen j sation some distance down the road Soon after the coach had left Pompey's Pillar, and was crossing the railroad V? ( : ,» horses being on a walk, an in dividual attired in border ruffian fash ion, in big, slouched hat, high top boots, and an arsenal strapped about his waist. rose suddenly from the ground and call ed out, "Hello! »Stop that coach 1" The driver of the stage,however,who was no other ihan the celebrated "Ifn.T Monk," with whom Horace Greelex once took his celebrate«'! t itle, Lad b&cji on the road too many years to be fright of the midnight marauder, even tinned i enforced with two revolvers. He on j the contrary touched up the two leaders ; f A «ot. however, before tin of five, took effect on one of the pole and another shattered a spoke îïtîoWkwf ,î!îi i°^ t,lü < 5S* î ^î at the fi'rst pop. starttd'^flikerni^ j were allowed their heads bv the driver ; until the camp of some freighters was j reached, one half-mile distant from tlie. fc" 0 ..nî. \ h ° a c « c V 1 unte T: There a liait. was called, and the discovery made | that the horse was sorelv wounded, and j that another wouhl have to be provided ! from the stage ranch near Pompey's i Uillar. Hank ^Ir»nk and fine of the pas ! f ^'«rtcl back back after another , horse just as several of (dimer, .Sali.sburv | & Co.'s employees came running up' | armed xvith Winchester rifles. \ «les j erijdion «if the highwayman was given | tbem and tbeystarted off in the dark ^©Ä'iJÄTii j st ag,. rolled oil, arriving here at its usual 1 jour for arriving witliout further ! detention. The passengers in the coach ! ! | 3 P" —well, they <U<fn't have time to gel frightened until after the excitement was over. The list was as follows : Iiev. J. Bradshaw, C. II. Dye and lady, of Miles City, A. Ponpeny and J. Van Pelt, commercial travellers, from fel. Paul, and F. A. II. Peel, business manager of the Boston Opera Company. Tlie fel low who indulged in tho pistol practice was evidently a novice in the business, but a bold operator nevertheless. in MONTANA ITEMS, For which Wo are indebted to onr changes, Ex • j , Padfk ' We are informed that tlie Western Union Telepraph Company have in contemplation : tlie building of a new line between Helena A new district lias been located between Montana and Barker district, which has been named Belt Park. This discovery proves conclusively • that tlie Barkerand Montana districts arc one and the same network of leads. A toll road is being built from Fort Ma giimis to Maiden, a distance of 1 miles, it being from 21 to »30 miles across tlie present route. Mail service is expected to be put on soon connecting the two ends of tlie Northern j and Deer Lodge, and wish to arrange for the delivery of some 1,300 telegraph poles along the stage road between these too j points. The intention is to have it com plcied by the time tit«; new w ire now bciu i stretched .. .. j ( ^ along the line of the Utah A j Northern Railway shall reach Deer Lodge, ; which will be before winter. A peculiar accident happened to a band j of sheep owned hy Milton Chaffin, a short i time since. They were being grazed not far I from ( urvallis, and were corralled for the j night on one side of a steep-cut hank to a During the night a bear or some animal frightened them, and they «larted out of tlie unenclosed end of thccor val into tho ravine, until enough sheep were piled up to form a solid bridge for the re maiuder to pass over. Upon counting noses tin* following day. it was fourni that just an even hundred head of sheep had perished in the gulch. Ihe Gallatin New» of ihe 15th inst, sav» : Messrs. Kurtz. Bausenwcin, and Merrill will locate the Benson's Landing townsite, hav ing obtained exclusive right from tho Northern Pacific Railroad. in j Destruetion in the Black wm« Friday night the Hills were visited bv one of the most terrific storms of the sea son. In the higher portions of the country there was a deluge of rain, accompanied bv t\ nut, that increased in violence as the lots lands were readied. Tlie greatest «lainage was «lone commenc lttg at a point about four miles from Spi*ar lish, near Joe Look's ranch on the Spear ilsli, where the hail came down in torrents, in many places lying on the ground to the depth ol eighteen inclus, and literally wip ing from the face of the earth everything in ds emus«\ On Joe Cook's ranch about onc hatl ol the crops were destroyed, but from there on lor four or five miles ever« thin;* was destroyed. * I lie randies of tho f«dl«>wiiig piTsons, w«j , ,ear » By telephone, were in tlie t rack of the storm, and all of them annihilated: Pete Kemper, Dorsit, Bowman, Dr. Roll, Johnny Flaherty, B. F Walter j John Burns, J. C. Ryan, Georgo Reed j' j Cowgill, Dan Toomey, Rosenbaum, Petti grew, Baker, MoJAUghlin, Shultev, Dunn, and others, ' To add to tlie lnirror, there was a water spout or cloud-burst in the hills above, and yesterday morning a volume of water, car rying with it thousands of cords of drift wood, submerged the entire valley, reach mg from hill to hill, destroying what little was left by the hail storm. Never liefere, since tlie settlement of the j liais, was there such a prospect of a boun j tl> ous harvest as at the present time, and j |hg ^H le devastated' was v ^ w « j uw asiaicu was , i first part located and cultivated, and tlie fairest portion reclaimed. Pete Riley, who came from ids rancit j esterday morning, says there is not enough left to buy a sack of flour. In lalsebottom and Centennial Prairie there was a violent wind storm, accoinpan ? . bv torrents of rain, but there was no hail, and the only damage done was the blowing down of the grain, which will rise again. Tom Hardwick came in from his ranch on tlie Belle Fourch, at the mouth of the Crow Creek, and reports violent wind with heavy rain, but no damage other than to the growing corn, which' will suffer some. Jacob Shoudy reports from his much the same condition of affairs. These first accounts may be exaggerated, and we hope they are, but the information we give has been or ' * " " „ ----- lerivéd from reliable tics who were on the ground, and t< ed the result of their enquiries Times.—[BJack fiiib Salty <HI — per.