Every 1Waan a Brick.
On a certain occasion an embassador from
Epirus, on a diplomatic mission, was shown
by the king over his capital. The embas
sador knew of the monarch's fame-knew
thatflough only nominally king of Sparta,
he was yet ruler of Greece--and he had
looked to see massive walls rearing aloft
their embattled towers of defence of the
town; but he found nothing ot the kind.
He marvelled much at this, and spoke of
it to the king.
"Sir." he said, "I have visited most of
the principal towns, and I find no walls
reared for defence. Why is this?"
"Indeed, Sir Ambassador," replied
Angesilaus, "thou canst not have looked
carefully. Come with me to-morrow morn
ing, and I will show you the walls of
Accordingly, on the following morning,
the king led his guest out upon the plains
where his army was drawn up in full Iat
tie array, and pointing p)roudly to the ser
ried hosts, he remark:
"There thou beholdest the walls of
Sparta-ten thousand men, and every man
In the absence of the head of the hounte
hold the nurse futrnislhes the ce(nsus-taker
with the information he desires.
"My master," she says, "is an idiot."
"Completely. Not of the violent killd,
but harmless. Ili wife is eight y-two yiars
old. Only one child, a son, aged thirty
five. No, he can neither read nor write."
"Thank you, mademoiselle."
"Do not mention it, sir."
"Catherine," says the butler, when the
official has departed, "where do you ex
pectto go to when you die? You know
master belongs to the Academy, and miss
us is only thirty, and their boy is at the
"I know it, but I'll teach them to sack a
lady for having a few habitual discrepan
cies in the marketing account. Avenged !
High-Toned.-When Wcsterni journals
get into personal quarrels the rival editors
generally resort to repartee in the style of
"the bald-headed old galoot who sweeps
up the floor with his ears," or "our horn
swaug~gi;g neighbor whose nose is the
record of years of unpaid bar bills ;" but
PittsTiir journals are more high-toned,
and savor more strongly of Boston "cul
chaw." One in a dispute last week called
its neighbor a "portentously mysterious
epiphany and a peripheric epiploccle of
the worst class." The other paper has
since suspended, we suppose.
Never jump at a conclusion.' It is as bad
as jumping out of bed and landing on the
little end of a tack.
PORTUS B. WEARE. CIIA. A. WEARE
P. B. Weare & Co.,
In Crain, Seeds & Provisions,
Hides andEIWool a Specialty,
193 South ,Water St.,
BERAK OF DAY iROUSE1
LEE ISABEL, Proprietor,
MAIN St., FORT BENTON, M. T.
The Best Brands of
WINES. LIQUORS, AND
Isaac & Richard Mee,
Blacksalt1is & Wlhlriaht
REPAIRING, SHOEING, Etc.
First National Bank
OF THE UNITED STATES.
Paid up Capital $100,000
SurplusandProfits $ 100,000
S. T. IAUPER...................... ....Prcsideut
A. J. DAnI.......................Vice President
E. W. KIontar..........................Casuhier
T. i. KL.a.sc lIuTot,......Assistant Cashier.
W tranu~est a Gaeneral Banking Business, and Buy
at jghest Rates, Gold Dnust, Coin, Gold and Silver
umlllb. and Local Securities; and sell Exchainge and
Telegrayhli Transfers, available in all parts of the
lalted State, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ireland
and the Continent.
CollecUton made, and Proeeeds remitted promptly.
Interest Allowed On Time Deposits.
Board of Directors:
S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN,
A. M. HOLTER, R.S. HAMILTON,
JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS,
GRANVILLE STUART, A. J. DAVIS,
T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT.
biI I~~ L I. I. II! .IIIH F1 i
(DEUTSHIIE IIALLE. )
By the Day, Week
MRS. LOUISA BECKMAN,
Attends and does all the Cooking
Saddle and Harness Maker.
.OPP OITE (LEINSCIIMIDT'S STORE
Repairing "a Serga uty
D. W. CURTISS, Prop.
Box 44, Helena, M. T.,
Ona hundred ith uand Strawberry Plant'; 100
000 Asparagns oota, 10,000 Currant Bushes (white
and red). 10,00 G0ooseberry Bushes (white and red)
Also Repli:rty Bushes, Pie Plant, Sage, Rose
Bushes, Lilac Bushes, Phlox, Paeanias, etc. Also
Little Gem, Blue Peter Peas, Extra Early Corn etc.
By the 100 or 1,000
Cablbage, Tomto, Pq:Iper, Eg Pliant: eto., in their
PIANOS AND) ORGANS.
For Rent or Sale.
HO(! FOR 'iTfE IAMS!
GUIDES AND TURNOUT`J
For Travelers and Tourists furnishid ev
Twenty-Eight Mile Springs.
The Helena and Benton Stage Line will
leave passengers at the Springs, where
experienced guides and substantial vehi
cles will be fuirnished parties desiring to
visit the Great Falls of the Missouri.
HAMILTON & HAZLETI,
Old Agency, M. T.,
We keep constantly on hand a complete
assortment of goods suitable fbr
Ranchmen, Freighters and
The Highest Market Price Paid for
Robes and Peltries.
Call and examine our prices before
S C. ASHBY'S
Life Fire Real Estate and
OF'-ICE.: Main St,, Helena, Y. T.
POLICIES ISSUED AIYD LOSSES ADJUSTED
AT THIS OFFICE WITHOUT ADDITIONAL
COST TO THE INSURED.
The soliowing sound and reliable Conmp
anies are represented by this Agency:
iMUTUAL LIFE IISUIIA NCE Q0,
OF NEW YORK.
Cash Assets, $88,000,000
AMERICAN CENTRAL INs. Co. of
St. Louis. Mo., Cash Assets $ 802 114
CONTINENTAL INs. Co. of N. Y. 3 327 772
HoME INS. Co. of New York 6 390 352
MERCHNTS INS. Co. Of St.
Joe, Missouri .................... 3 5 773
PHOENIX INS. Co. of Brook
lyn, N. Y ........................ 2 735 654
ScOTTIsn COMMERCIAL INS. Co.
of Glaseow, Scotland. U. S. B. 676 744
ST. JOE F & M. INS. CO. Of
St Joe, Mo......................... 406 63
ST. PAUL F. & .M. INS. Co. of
St. P Iil ....... ............... 84I 900
Total...........................$ 15 54(; 9-144
BOOT AND SHOE
FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON, XM. T.
(Opposite Payne's Blacksmith Shop.)
USES ONLY ThE BEST tMATERIAL.
Good Workmanship an:. Perfect Fits
Repairing Neatly and
JAMES CASSIDY. JAMES M. MDEVIITT
Casidy & McD)evitt
seed, Livery and Sale Stable,
HORSES BOARDED BY THE DAY
Day and Night HLerd
SADDLE HORSES, IICHT I
*: 3e'a. I
I G. BAKER, St. Louisa Mo, . W. G. CONRAD, Fort Benton.
. E.CON AD, Fort Maoleod. JOHN H. CONRAD, Fort Benton.
I- " --A.N'
i ' C 4,
-';ort ==~ enton, MIon.ta-ia Territory.
E-ASTE .N OQFIC# E, 219 Olive Street St. Louis, 1o.
BAN KES, FREIGHTELS
S TEAMBOAT OWNE IS,
I vI-OLESAIVLEI ArND RETAIL
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
And Proprietors of
BAKER & Co.'S BONDED LINE
From Eastern Canada to the Northwest Territory.
WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF
'A Larger Stock of Assorted Merchandise
) Special Inducements to Cash Buyers.
17111 7a~ iae..1 -igb TestF-ates
Will Contract Freight from all Eastern Cities to all Points
Will NSUE Goodis via the Missouri River.
TOBACCO SEGAR AND NEWS DEPOT
I shall always keep in stock choice
SDomestic and Imported Segars,
Best of FIine Cut & Plug Tobacco,
o All the Leading IPapers will be ifound on the Counter.
1'RONT Street. G. WX. PAYNEI
KLEINSCIIMIDT : BIEl: FORT IBENTON. T. '. FLEINSC1L3IIDT & BR.; IlEI.ENA, MI. T
W. II. WEIIAR : CO., iLODGEs 3. T. L, 3I, FOSTEIR & CO. IBUTTE. 1. T.
LKL tN SC MIDT & BRO.
Wholesale andl Retail Dealers in
Liquors and Cigars,
Drygoods and- Notions,
Clothing and Gents' Furnishing Goods,
ratS and Caps,
Boots and Shoes.
General Forwarders, Freighters, and
Owning six of bthe largest Mercantile Houses iu Montana, being
the heaviest shippers in the Territory, and having the best buyers
in the Eatr Market are prepared to sell our Goods and
fýurnish general outfits at p ries that defy competition.
We av. the only fireproof warehouse in Benton, and having the
h~est f1cMties for handling and storing. we offer superior inducements
to parti;5s any ,part of the. Territory desiring to ship goods via
Fort Benton. Wepay the highest price for
Buffalo Robes3, e e... fids- and"PeltiesI
of any description Forties .desiriu o poiricasulig goods will find
it to their i nter4s it l and ; atrre' our paces before purchasing
l s tew ere.
Fort Benton Transportation o.
180 L'8V1C*J LI0f-TE 1880
M1lsseouri FRiver 'aXssenger 4; tea&mers,
"BENTON," "HELENA" and "BUTTE."
CARRYING U. S. MAIL,
Leaving Sioux City and Bismarck Every Saturday
and Returning from Fort Benton Every Saturday,
From the Terminus Northern Pacific Railroad Through to Helena, M. T., in Connection with
"Peck Line" steamers, "C. K. Peck" & "Nellie Peck."
ISSE Issue Through Tiekets.
Through Bills of Lading ACENTS :
TO AIND FROMA T
Eastern Cities. S. F. IiUBBARD,
lit Bru:lu.:. . N.wx Yirk.
ACENTS: • -hicago & N.-w. .ni y li i. ,, I )e ,,
60 ('la rk St., (' hicaj j. ".li en ! a xcii 4
Ile' . i .'1 '.Lii . _--. -o "X '
) . C. P-OWER & BRO., s Illiio: Cc tr:ici R. I . Tick. li
Fort Betlon, l1. T. -. St. Luis.
To all Poits 1in 1nOllta al Britisl North 1rst Territory
The [P] Overland Freiglht Line and(l Benton and Hlelena Stage Line, being under the :name mnanagmuent, oter special inducemeuten to to hippers in cheap rates and promptly
delivering freight, and to passengers holding throughi tickets, vi Benton Line, we give prefereuce to seats in Stages. Boats leave Sioux City and Bismarck EVERY SAT
URDAY DURING TIlE SEASON for Fort Benton, and passengers can so time themir arrival ateiter point to avoid delays. For further particulars, address
T. C. POWER, Manager, JOHN H. CHARLES, Superintendent, EASTERN- OFF'ICE, 193 S. Water St., J. C. BARll, General Agent,
Helena, M. T. Sioux City, la. Chicago, Ill. Bismarck, D. T.
THE PECK LINE OF STEAMERS.
"C. K. PECK,'" "NEIIIE PECK," "GENERAL TERRY," '.FONTEI.N]LLE," "'GENERAL, 3[EADE," and '-PENINAJI,"
In connection with BENTON LINE STEAMERS, issue through bills lading and through tickets, via Fort I'ierre to IDeadwood and the Blaik HIills from Chicagno and Saint
Louis. For particulars apply to
E. F. BROWNELL, Pres. Peck Lilie, Keokuk, In. H. C. AKIN..,Manager Peck Line, lankton, D. T. J.iV. BISHOP, Genfl Agt. Peck Line, EO Clark st. Chicago.
1Spring and unner
-JUST RECELIVEI) FROM NEW YOKK AT-
Hirshberg & Nathan's.
We are now in the front n t i our new store, near the Overand Hotel witt i our iuinense new stock of Spring & Sunmier Clothingi for
C Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trinks, Valises, Rubber and Guni Boots, Gumi Ciothing, &c., &e , arefully selected ,r this market,
which we offer to the public at prices that will del competition. We will allow none to under sell tus. We manuhturlac
our Clothing in New York and buy the remainderof our slo.k r ('. Sit. We have
ONLY ONE PRiCE
And treat every one alike. We employ tailors iln 011 establishment at lhnrton t1r the limnp e ofe alterin au l it e ting clothin. and
none but perf.et fitting goods are turned out. Please call and see for yourselves blirie buying elsewhere.
COUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED AND PEOMPTLY FOv RW\VR I) ED BY MAIL OR EXPRESS.
HIRSHBE G & NATHAN,
Fort Benton, iMi. T.
- GO TO---- I
55000, 30 & ca0.
I-I-;, - ,.ELEITAi
For ilen's and Boy's 1
G ents'Furn ish'g Good,
HATS, TRUltiDN'KS, Etc.
Ju Blanket Coats, Chinchilla and Beavqer Bd
Ulsters a-d Overcoats thie priers
have been reduced to compete
with Eastern Markets. i
ORDERS BY MAIL ARE PROMPTLY FILLED 'I
1Oe Price Only.
1880 B .AIEI=S L1N(II 1880
SRED CLOUD AN)D OL. MACILEEOD
he elegan and commodious Steamer Red Cloud will leave St Louis on the 25th day 0f March. 1880, and
|e will ply between FortBenton and Bimarck during the comiig season" The Steamer Col. Macleod will leave
ts Bismarck atthe opeiing of navigation and ply be:tweeca Fort Benton and. Bismarck during the seasuon. The
ia Conipanv will run hbur of thl hes. steamers onf the Upper Missouri.
For Freight o Pssage Apply to
C C. POWER& BROTHE
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
FORT BENTON, M. T
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION,
I0I~RGiTORS, BAKIERS AND FREIIHTlI'Bl
We have always on hand the largest assortment of nscr:hawlid.
a,,,r tacilitics for supplying the local and general trade ar se at
to those of any other house in M sn:ana.
Far ýr's, Frosie~tr's, !iner's anti eCshanics Sl
:zricultural Implements of all kindi
Highest Prices Paid for
Owning the fastest Steamers on the Upper Missouri River, and having
wagon trains constantly plying between the head of navigation and all popi'
in Montana and the Northwest Territories, we are enabled to offer more
satisfactory inducements to shippers than can be obtained from
any other house, and will give
11irol Bills olLalgi roIl hicol & St Loalis tao l
We are also proprietors of the
BONDED " BLOCK " I
Will Transport Freight In Bond.
From the Seaboard to the British Northwest Terr,
\M arine Inssur..,'Pes at Low Rates
:¢srterin Ofire. 193 S. fl"ater 0trcet, ¬lhiratýg, li
JOHN IHUNSBERGER, Proprietor,
F'ORT .B.NTO. - - - LO~NTA
IN Blolsef aw Roeii, NWo Fllritbr, AttllelY W ii
Excellenit Accommodations for Ladies and Families
W;I*OA A 5UI!
BIG HORN. ROs' 4tlvjý'
iOEHN, "ITFAR WEST~. RET jr,
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