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THE HUB OF THE TER-RI
TORY.
Spokes Abstracted Front the
WVheel of Helena Gossip as it
Spins.
Rel-igicsa.- au th ic.-Lcgal.
Sociit!.-- A s ron nmical.- And
Nasensical.
I..,: 1 21, S L 81.
r1"...1 O re't tnl " show -\ mp])tonl.s of a de
s t t-re t 0 i i:.l ot'f thte lh i h ot't
;t'i 1 -i ' l II iiti-t lf t out In , i Xtt' II t of
rt .. It 11 cv., l that Mw i .ithe roof, whic'h
i- so'(p l) anl cV ht avy, was t.ist put)11 011on,
i . 's ln-o t I o I ly stayt anll its goeat
w . - : iv .: it a tO iOenut' to o spltel :
lt : p . ;i~ -,ti rch w,-alls outwvard. C'a'
peitrs have Itot to wvork remedying the
evil andtl it is now thought to be safe,
though I fear it is not absolutely so. It
woultd indeed be a feairfl catastrophe if at
so0ie time when the building is crowded
with people the wails should give way and
the roof., heavy timbers, and masonry be
plrecipitated ul)on the heads of the congre
gation. If the building ever does fall it
would doubtless be at some such time as
then the strain would be greatest. Its con
dition should be carefully inquired into
by the city authorities.
lhlave heard ilothinlg farther regarding
the Butte murder case of which I spoke
last week. But that the tale was 'some
thing more thlan an idle rumor, I :anm con
vinced.
A small comet, visible to the naked eye,
has beautified the northern heavens for the
past two nights and has excited no little
curiosity, as its appearance had not been
foretold. If our city papers were possesCsed
of the p)roper enterprise they would send a
reporter to interview the stranger. It
seems to be describing a: circle around the
north star.
Business seems to be rather quiet in the
Capital City at present. The only estab
lishment that has a good run of custom is
the police court, which since the beginning
of June (at which time city police were
put on) has been doing a good and thriving
business.
The Katie Putnam Comedy Company
opens at Ming's Opera House, on Monday
the 27th inst., and will play six nights.
Katie will no doubt do a fine business here,
as she became a great favorite with this
community last season, especially with a
number of the young business and mili
tary gentlemen.
A local paper in a long article bewails
the fact that the city lock-up has been lo
cated in the cellar in which John Denn
was killed, saying that the associations of
the place will render it a very disagreeable
abiding place for the trangressors of city
law. True, without a doubt. It would
perhapsl be pleasanter for them to give
them quarters in thie Cosmopolitan parlor,
for instance, aliti provide tle'ttm with featlh
er bedIs, a keg of beer antml ; piano. Per
h;tps it never occurred I to the writer of the
above-inentiolned articdle that calabooses
are nor intended to be mitotdels in point of
conv~lieltce anid Icolnibrt., ease and enjoy
mlelt, but rather as a plice' of ptnlishlmenlt.
which evil doers will steer clear of after
their first experience.
The perihelion of the pla)iets last Sun
day miorningll passed oftf quietly in this city
with little or ino excitement, no fights anti
very few cases of trunkenllless. It was the
general irilression among the semni-Amel
icantized Chinese that it was an entertain
menlt gotten up especially for the benefit of
Helenua, and would come off at the Opera
House. This explained why that morning
so ntany of them were conuregated in front
of Judge Davis' court, which is located
under the Temple of Drama. But of
course they were disappointed. The only
effect of the perihelion was to make the
weather moist, murky and cool, and it
seems probable that the phenomenon has
tilted us over a little farther north. This
should come under the head of "scien
tific."
Harry Lambert, who for the past four
years has acted as Pete Ronan's clerk at
the Flathead Agency, has returned to
Helena to live here. lie has been given
Blaine Walker's position in the Paymas
ter's office. Blaine is to get a better place,
but what that better place is to be has not
yet been made public. Rumor says he is
to have Surveyor-General Mason's place,
but with what justice I am unable to state.
John Maguire, the monologue actor,
gave an entertainment here last Tuesday
evening, and will repeat the sam e to-mor
row evening. I think I have seen better
men on the stage, but there is one thing in
which it would be difficult to excel him,
and that is in getting even with the loud
mouthed hotel bores, well known in all ho
tels the world over, who persist in carry
ing on a loud conversation in thlir sleep
ing apartments at dead of night, to the
grealt annoyance of weary travelers in ad
joining rooms who ifeign would sleep.
Tuesday night after his entertainment was
over, iMaguire went tired andsleepy to his
roon in the St. Louis Hotel, and went to
bed. Just as he was drifting off into
dreams, two menc entered the room next
to his own and in a very audible tone of
voice began discussing the Senatorial war
In New York. The whole situation at Al
bany was reviewed with maudlin amnplifi
cation, during which Miaguire turned from
side to side,courting in vain the drowsy god.
This went on for two or three hours, and
at last the discussionists ceased their pram
ting and went to sleep. But Maguire,
whose repose was now broken for the
lnight, resolved to treat his talkative neigh
bors to a benefit of the same kind. So get
ting quietly out of bed he rapped loudly at
his own door, and then opened it, saying
in a loud voice to an imaginary person
outside: "Hello! glad to see you old fel
low! come in." He then sat down and
entered into a long discussion with him
self about the weather (that fruitful topic
of conversation) changing his tone of
voice fr-equently, tocreato the impression
that two persons were talking. I vyenture
thel asserti;oi ithat never -before d id the
It weather receive such a thorough and-re
nmarkable overhauling as followed in the
next half h our. No doubt the men in the
le next room were interested in what was
being said, for Maguire could hear them
stirring; restlessly and muttering curses
to each other. Finally the two voices dis
agreed about some obtruse point in weatth
er science and the discussion waxed warm,
o:ths being interspersed freely in the
wordy war. The men in the other room
now list 0! ile with bre:i lhless attention.
t-,'. t v ( -' '. 'i 'P i';! )i" the o ]ilt-r at lit'r
o_ cthai!s were W tsi nlitdei aroulind the ioomt in
., di f:'i'iinuttcly, ald pitchers, wn-h-bowls,
v. <oalp-dishes and oilier chamber q .eensware
(,_ seemed to be meeting the fate w nich inev
t itably awaits all breakabl things.
if Mtiaguire now heard his next- oor neigh
chi hors tumble out of bed and r sh out into
n, I he hall, excitedly asking each other
S"'wonder what in h----I's up?" "Where's
II(he police?" etc., etc. He then blew out
.r- the light, crept quietly into his couch and
lie went placidly to sleep with the pleasing sat
re, isfaction of one who knows he has done a
It righteous deed, and is-glad of it.
JAMES JAMS.
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Bath House
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,eBO DE'S T BUILDING, near the Overland
re Ilotel.
ny CHARLES BRYER, Proprietor.
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Containing all the constituent parts of the mos
The proprietor calls the attention of the afflicted
11- tohis tne
. MEDICATED BATHS.
Containing all the constituent parts of the most
o- celebrated mineral springs, for the cure of Rheu
n matism, Lumbago. Liver Complaints, and Scor
butic Affections, and all other diseases of the flesh
of and nerves, prepared from recipes which have
been secured from one of the most expert analyt
)lical chemists of this age..
y With thanks for past patronage and hoping for
hId a continuance of it in future, I remain,
e CHARLES BRYER.
d6(4tf
1881. 1881.
Northwest TrlJsnOrtltill Co.
PECK LINE
I
e C. K. Peck, Nellie Peck,
Gen. Terry, Peninah,
Far West.
r For Freight or Passage apply to
HENRY AIKEN, General Manager, Sioux City,
Iowa.
W. S. WETZEL, Fort Benton, Montana Territory.
J. C. O'CONNOR. Bismarck, Dakota Territory.
t A. F. IUGIIES, Fort Pierre, Dakota Territory.
je24d3mos
1 ew Ferry Boat!
Running Regularly from the foot of Ahondi St.
ACROSS THE MISSOURI
Prices Reasonable.
e LYNCH & FLINT,
Owners and Managers.
S aprlldw3m.
S
SPAYNE'S HOTEL
At the junction of Clore and Price Sts.,
r HELENA, M :- ONTANA.
n
1New and well furnished rooms and accommoda
tions first-class. I have also a -largecorral ind
] feed stable which are run in coinectiounwith'tbe
Hotel, for the accommodation of saddle anriaals
and teams.
apr-dw3m C. L. PAYNE, Proprietor.
CAUOTION "
! II
Ihereby caution all persons against trustingpmy
wife Mary on my acount as will not be responsB
ible for any bills contracted by her.
. Fort Benton, M. T., June,Jl 81. 1 ~ jelm]
FOR SALE.
SKry Impreved Ril.ch on the MaIaranesar
.1. the terry Addweas, Moss SOLoMoN
c ie27wlm BentonM. .
f LOST!
One bright bay horse, Ave year d, branded
greyhorse 11years old; o braind.
J~xas anoin
E BE BIRD S LOON
WILLIAM FOSI ER, Proprietor,
tLate of the Palace Parlors.)
MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON.
(Opposite the Court House.)
THE FINEST IMPORTED
AND DOMESTIC
WIN.ES,LIQUORS; R
AND SEGARS
Kept Constantly on Hand.
Mr. Foster extends a cordial invitation to his
old friends and patrons, to visit him at his new
quarters, guaranteeing courteous attention to all.
A FIRST-CLASS
RESTAURANT
Is connected with the Eagle Bird. Saloon, where
FRESH OYSTERS
served in every style, snd hot meals may be had
at all hours of the day or night.
Mrs. FOSTER
Wishes to inform the public that she will run a
first-class
lIce Cream Saloon
In connection with the Eagle Bird Restaurant.
SIMON LEVINE,
MERCHANT TAILOR!
AND MANUFACTUBER OF
I Fib Dross and BusinOs
SUITS,
HELENA, MONTANA. I
Mr. Levine has just returned from the States with
a full asssortment of imported
Cassimeres, Doeskins and
Broadcloths,
And having secured the services of Seven Thor
oughly Skilled Tailors, is prepared to make
to order all the
Latest and Most Fashionable
Styles of Clothing
Now worn in the leading cities of the States.
Perfect Fitting Clothing Guaranteed
to Every Customer.
Country orders by mail, or otherwise, will receive
prompt and careful attention.
Prices Reasonable.
First National Bank Bi
OF HELENA.
DESICNATED DEPOSITORY
OF THE UNITED STATES.
Paid up Capital $100,000
Surplus and Profits $100,000
St(
S. T. HAUSER.........................President
A. J. DAvis....................Vice President
E. W. KNIGcT............................Cashiei
T. H. KLEINSCHMIDTu......Assistant Cashier
We transact a General Banking Business, and Buy
at Highest Rates, Gold Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver
Bullion, and Local Securities; and sell Exchange and
Telegraphic Transfers, available in all parts of the
United States, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ireland
i and the Continent.
Collections made, and Proceeds remitted promptly.
Interest Allowed On' Time Deposits. Th
Board of Directors:
S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN,
A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON,
JNO.*H.'MING5 C. P. HIGGINS,
GRANVILLE STUART, A. J. DAVIS,
T. H. KLEINSGHMIDT. A
1880. ESTABLISHED. 1867.
MAIH STREET, HELENA, M. T., SECOND DOOR
BELOW FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
-Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Harness & Saddles,
Horse Collars, Spanish Bits.
Stage Lashes,' Mexican Spurs,
Side Saddles, CurryCombs,
Pack Saddles, Buggy Harness,
Blacksnake Whips, Buggy Whips. On
--CASH PAID FOR-
N1DES, FURS arnd PEtlTRIES NC
Rales iMade atier]west(fa. iakates,
REPAIRING DONE AT G
SHORT NOTICE.
Yo~ r Patronage Solicited. Satisfaction
J. iVAM CUNDY, Prop.
(uccessor to enner an ..& Van iard
DEER DGE, - - . T.
l an now ndtbtfacturing a superior irt.le of
A.1 i k t4 lry atentio or
Overland Hoteli
JOHN TD NSBERGER, Proprietor
oR a.T ZEJr TWQ. - - - MOnTAN r
#Nw iluso, Now Rooms, Now Flritlnro, Attoni vo W ltrs
Excellent Accommodations for Ladies and Families
7 DE IIELE.AI. STJGE STOPS .IT THE DOO.
The Superior accommodations and convenient location of the Overland make it the most desniable stop
ping place in town for
STEAMBOAT PASSENGERs.
The Clothiers of Montana.
WE HAVE NOW OPENEDI, AND READY FOR SALE,
The largest, finest and best assorted
stock of
Mens', Youths', Boy's and Children's
CLOTHING
Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods,
Trunks and Valises, Blankets, Quilts, Etc., Etc., ever before displayed
IN FORT BENTON,
Business Suits Dress Suits, Duck Suits and Clothing of all description.
The best assorted stock of
BOOTS & SHOES
In Benton. Hand Sewed Goods a Specialty.
Stetson Hats and all other leading brands of Hats always in stock. Trunks and
Valises of all sizes and designs. California and Eastern Blankets of all colors
and weights. Our Furnishing Goods department is complete and com
prises the leading styles of all the latest novelties. Silk, Lisle Thread,
Balbriggan, Flannel, Merino, Woolen and Cotton Underwear in
endless variety. British, French, German, Lisle Thread,
Balbriggan, Woolen and Cotton Hosiery. White and
Fancy Dress Shirts, Cassimere, Flannel and other
Overshirts of all grades and styles. Cart
wright & Warner's
T.T 11T " D ERI NL TAW A IIa =.R
The Celebrated Everlasting Dress Shirt. E. & W. Linen Collars and Cuffs,. Silk and
Linen Handkerchiefs, Neck-Ties, Scarfs, Notions, etc., too numerous to
mention. We have also added a
CUSTOM DEPAI:T/IENT, D
And will take measures for suits from samples. Fits guaranteed. ONE THOUSAND
SAMPLES to select from.
Call and examine our goods and prices before purchasing elsewhere.
GANS & KLEIN,
(MURPHY, NEEL & CO.'8 OLD STAND.)
Front Street, Fort Benton, Montanaia.
je28d&wtf
BAKER & De LORIMIER,,
At Their New Store
On Main Street Next Door to the Court House, have Opened For Sale
Sa Stock of
NOTIONS, Ladies', Misses' and Children's SHOES,
The Largest, Finest and Cheapest in Fort Benton.
Great carehas been exercised in the selection of our goods ind we are sure of pleasing customers.
" we Are agents for several Sewing Machines and for Domiesatic Paper Patterns; ...@
m. A. FLANAGAN,
TI
BENTON DRUG STORE
NtoIns Cevery, }aints, Oil, V arishes. db shes, Mas, Begars, etc;
SOLE AG NTS FOR''UU
OE $lU UiNIVERSITY WDIOINENS
T. C, POWER & BRO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
enerae l erchandisee,,
FORT BENTON, M. T.
-l(0) -
WE ARE RECEIVING OUR IARGE ANI) .\SSOr3 th
Spring Stock
OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE, WTilICiH INCLUDES
Groceries, Dry Goods,
Tobaccos, Cigars,
Wines and Liquors,
-- 0)----
FULL LINE OF AGRICULTURALic - PL.i'NTS
Freighters', .Jlliners' and .7Plechanics' Supplies,
ARGE ASSORTIMNT of FREIGHT AND -PAR M. ONH
(o)
WE PAY ALWAYS THE HIGHEST T,,-KElt Jly PR-CE F'OR
FURS, HIDES and PELT~IES..
ALWAYS ON UAMN
L5~add's 1Pobcacc
".HILLS' CONCENTRATED EXTRACT OF TOBACCO,..P
AN MIALINKRODT'S CARBO3lIC DIPS FOR SFEEP
Shepherds' Supplies, Wool Sacks, Twine, Shears, &c.
W. S. WTEa ZEL & CO.,
Fort Benton, Montana Teritorv.
DEAIELE:?, IN
ry Goods, Boots, Shoes, & CIothing
'APLE & FANCY GROCERIES.
FURS & PELTRIES.
-:o:-
Wholesale Dealer in
WINES, LIQUORS AND SEGARS.
h Bros'. Freight and Farm Wagons and McCormacg t ;~.y.
ers & Mowers,
SHELF HA RDWARE, TOOLS, CUTLER YI ,
NVWARE, CROCKERy AND GLASSWARE, TO0
NOTIONS, AND TOILET ARTICLES.
'ugs, Patent Medicines Paints and Oifs:
tora e, Forwarding and Corn
misýsi on!I;i

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