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Treasure in a Tree's Heart.
In thle southern part of this county, in
Newlin's township, about ten days ago,
.i, Whoody contracted with a colored man,
;lh.liraimtn Alston, to have some rails split.
Near a school house Woody had allowed
the pulpils to cut a tree and use the top for
li.ewooi. Ephraim went to work upon
:io, butt cut of this tree, splitting it into
;:ail. When it had been quartered the
,ext thing was to heart each section, as
l"r:,.tic:al rail-splitters understand. In do
iFg the latter act he struck a regular bo
airaz:, :and twenty-six pieces of gold coin
Iell out. These coins were concealed in
;l inch and a quarter auger-hole, over
whli h the tree had grown, in thickness
:about four inches. On the outside no traces
~f the hole could be seen. From the
,,wtih of the tree since the boring of the
hl, it is supposed that the coins were put
there not later than 1812. The diameter
of the tree was about two feet.-Almance
Y \. ('.) Wleaver.
New Table Etiquette.
It is with a view of elevating the popu
i:ar taste and etherializing, so to speak, the
manners and customs of our readers, that
we give below a few hints upon table eti
Macaroni should be cut in short pieces,
rand eaten with an even, graceful motion,
not absorbed by the yard.
Oranges are held on a fork while being
p)e(led, and the facetousstyle of squirting
the juice into the eye of your host is au
Stones in cherries and other fruit should
not be placed on the table cloth, but slid
quietly and unostentatiously into the
pocket of your neighbor, or noisily under
If by mistake you drink out of your
finger bowl, laugh heartily and make
soime facetious remarks, which will change
the course of conversation and renew the
freindly feeling among the members of the
In drinking wine, when you get to the
hot.om of your glass do not throw your
head back and draw in your breath like
the exhaust of a bath-tub in order to get
the last drop, as it engenders a feeling of
the most depressing melancholy among
If you cannot accept an invitation to
supper, do not write your regrets on the
back of a pool check with a blue lead pen
cil. This is not regarded as ricochet. A
simple note to your host informing him
that your washer-woman refuses to relent
On seating yourself at the tab!. draw
oll' your gloves and put them in your lap
under your napkin. Do not put them in
the gravy. If you have just cleaned your
gloves with benzine, you must leave them
out in the front yard.
By far the best article upon the vexed
issue of vivisection, or no vivisection, is in
the current Nineteenth Century, from the
pen of Sir James Paget. Confining his
arguments to English statistics, Sir James
reports that the annual deaths from chloro
form in this country used to be about
twenty. They were, probably, not more
than one in every 30,000 of persons to
whom it was given: but they were intol
erable to those who felt in any measure
responsible, though blameless, for them,
and many went back to the use of ether,
which is safer, though less convenient.
Probably less than one in 50,000 die of
it; but I saw one die to whom it was fault
lessly given, and he was so good and
generous a man that I felt it would have
been right to kill a hundred animals either
to save his life or find out why he died,
and to be able in the future to avert so aw
ful a catastrophe. It is in reflection on
uses such as this, in which lives are lost
or health is impaired for want of knowl
edlge which seems to be within reach of
experimental study, that medical men of
science feel justly impatient of the re
straints put upon these researches. They
know that such knowledge as they want
hasot'ten been gained by experiments on
animals; they know that the experiments
made in this country are, both severally
and in their total, far less pain-giving and
far more useful than are either the shoot
ilg, hunting or fishing practiced by many,
and encouraged by nearly all of the best
people in the land; they see all around
them mere luxuries of dress and furniture,
gathered at immense cost of pain and
misery, and perhaps only a little more use
ful than might be obtained from animals
killed for necessary food; and yet they
find themselves selected for legislative re
straint and still exposed to public and pri
vate charges of vile cruelty, abused in sen
sational meetings, and as much as possi
ble, hlinderedl in the studies which even
legislation would permit.
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T. J. TODD & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS.
OLD CROW, HERMITAGE, HUME, MELLWOOD RYE, CABINET, and
'O. K." MONOGRAM WHISKIES Constantly on hand.
mported and Domestic Brandies and Wines, St. Louis and
Cor. Front and Baker Streets, - - Fort Benton, Montana.
,I --. i i i'_._
G neva Nurseries
GENEVA, N. V.,
W. & T. SMITH, Prop's.,
a Five Hundred Acres in Cultivation
FRUIT, ORNAMENTAL TREES,
OSES, SHRUBS, &C.
J. A. GOODHUE, Gen'l Agent,
PIONEER BOOK BINDER,
Paper Ruler and
Blalk Book Iannfl ctlrr.
Magazines, Periodicals: Papers, Sheet Music and
Blank Books bound In every desirable style.
Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to.
Orders from any point can be shipped by mail,
express or freight and returned in like manner.
Before buying a blank book of any description
write me and see what you can have it made for,
ruled, printed, and bound to order. jy272m
1880. ESTABLISHED. 1867.
MAIN STREET, HELENA, M. T., SECOND DOOR
BELOW FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
-Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Harness & Saddles,
Horse Collars, Spanish Bits.
StageLashes, Mexican Spurs,
Side Saddles, Curry Combs,
Pack Saddles, Buggy Harness,
Blacksnake Whips, Buggy Whips.
--CASH PAID FOR-
HIDES, FURS and PELTRIES
Sales lMlade at Lowest Cash Rates.
REPAIRING DONE AT
Your Patronage Solicited. Satisfaction
J. E. VAN CUNDY, Prop.
(Successor to Fenner & Van Gnudy.*
DEER LODGE, - - M. T.
I am now manufacturing a superior article of
Bottled Beer which will compare with any East
ern importation. Particular attention p'ii to o
ders from the country, i elgwtfl
& VAN SLYCK,
NORTH STA . WOOLEN MILLS,
Third and Wacouta Streets,
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
IllMS. 1 . D.BiMHOIISI.
SUN RIveR RESTU1RANT,
SUN RIVER CROSSING, M. T.
HOT MEALS at ALL HOURS
of the day or night.
Excursion parties and travelers en route from
head of navigation to Helena and other points the
should not fail to patronize this excellent establish
Hirshberg & Nathan's
1illlllnlm llltlH tl I IIII fIil ll IIIIIIIlIII III l lllllllll 9111 I ttll lltlfllllllllt I! I IUI I t lllNll llilllIII| lll| I ll IiII:
- I A CARD TO THE PUBLIC.
We wish to announce to the people of Benton, and to the general public, that our stock
of Winter Goods is now complete. We extend a cordial invitation to all to call
and examine our Stock and Prices. We carry the largest stock of
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS,
a Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Rubber and Gum Boots, Rubber Clothing, Arctic Shoes, Shoe
and Boot Packs, Monitors, Snow Excluders, Lined Gloves and Lined Mittens -
of all kinds, German Socks, Wool Boots, etc., in Benton, and make it
* Ui a special point to sell cheaper than any other House in the
trade in Montana. A full line of Chinchilla, Beaver,
Casimere, Worsted, California Blanket and Buffalo
-I OVERCOATS and ULSTERS,
Ur Just being opened. We have marked them low down. They must ..g1
be all sold out by the 1st of January.
Our Wholesale Department is always Complete.
"Strictly Honest Treatment and One Price for All," is our Motto. Orders by mail or
express will be carefully filled without delay.
HIRSHBERG & NATHAN, "+
Nov.l1dtl Front Street, Fort Benton, Montana.
1881. 1 881
I BI1NTE'cXN LINE3
Will Run the Fastest and best Boats on the Missouri river during
the Coming Season!
Carryinig the IC. s- 1Mail to F.ort iienton!
Leaving Bismarck Every Saturday from Opening of Navigation.
Steamer "BENTON" leaves St. Louis, Saturday, March 26th. Steamer "HELENA" leaves Yankton, Saturday, April 2d.
Steamer "BUTTr'" leaves Yankton, Saturday, April 9th. Steamer "BLACK HILLs" leaves Sioux City, Sat'day, April 16.
Boats leave regularly on time and passengers and shippers can rely on close conaections. For freight or passage apply to
T. C. POWER & BRO., Fort Benton, M. T. T. C. POWER & CO., Helena, M. T.
T. C. POWER, Manager, 193 Water St., orC I. P. BAKER, 308 N. Commercial st., St. Louis.
L. P. WILLARD, 54 Clark st., Chicago. J. M. HANNAFORD, N. P. R. R., St. Paul.
JOHN H. CHARLES, Sioux City, Iowa.
Ir Mark all goods "Benton [P] Line" care N. P. R. R., St. Paul.
Through bills of lading given from Eastern cities to all points in Montana and British Northwest Territory.
1881 B...EERA, L NEI 1881
The elegant and eommodious Steamer Red Cloud will leav~ St. Louis onthe 25th day of Maoh, 18, and
will ply between Fort Benton and Bismarck during the coming season. The. Steamer Col. Macleod will leave
Bismarck at the opening of navigati~on nd ply between Fort Benton: and Bismarck :dring the season. The
Company will run four of th. hesZ steamers `on the Upper Misouri.
For Freight or Pasae Apply to
I. 0. KR & OO, Tort Benton, M. T. S.C. ASHUY,JHelena. )T.
I. RAXER& Co., 219 t ive Strt, St. Loui Mo.
RI Il50 179-114? ANG 'f) UI ?&IEPFMAIPAL0 UI?1F ai?9 S AST AD IO 1ADA.,
Will be paid by the Choteau and Mea
gher Counties Stock Protective Association
for the apprehension and conviction of any
person or persons who shall barter or give
any intoxicating liquor to Indians on the
ranges of the stockmen who are members
of the Association.
Will be paid for the arrest and conivic
tion of the first person or persons detected
selling, bartering or giving whisky or other
intoxicating drinks to half-breeds on the
ranges of the above Association.
$ 500 Reward.
Will be paid for the apprehension of any
person or persons who may maliciously or
carelessly set out prairie fires upon the
ranges of the members of this Associa
By order of Executive Committee Cho
teau and Meagher Counties Stock Associ
M. E. MILNER,
Bar Counter For Sale.
A First-class Bar Counter is for sale cheap at the
EUREKA SALOON. decl7-lw
In the District Court of the Third Judicial District of
the Territory of Montana, in and for the county of
J. P. McCABE, Plaintiff, )
PHILLOMENE V. McCABE, Defend't. .
The people of the Territory of Montana send
greeting to the above named defendant:
You ate hereby required to appear in an action
brought against you by the above named plaintiff
in the District Court of the Third Judicial District
of the Territory of Montana, in and for the county
of Choteau, and to answer the complaint filed
therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of
service) after the service on you of this summons,
if served within this county; or, if served out of
this county, but in this District, within twenty
days; otherwise in forty days, or judgment by de
fault will be taken against you, according to the
prayer of said complaint.
. The said action is brought to obtain a decree of
said Court dissolvingthe bonds of matrimony now
existing between you and said plaintiff, and for
such other relief as may be just and equitable.
And you are hereby notified that if you fail to
appear and answer the said complaint, as above re
quired, the said plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in his complaint herein.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Dis
trict Courtof the Third Judicial District of the
Territory of Montana, in and for the county of
Choteau this 14th day of January in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty
[sealJ A. H. BEATTIE, Clerk,
By JOHN W. TATTAN, Deputy Clerk.
Buck & Hunt attorneys for plaintiff.
RAMS FOR SALE !
I offer for sale at low fiWres at my ranch on the
Shonkin, Tweuty.Flve Thoroughbred
MIerino Rams and Sixty high grade yearling
rams. Address GEO. D.PATTERSON,
n ov3w4t) Fort Benton, Montana.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the part
nership heretofore existing between Charles
Smith and Sam Spaulding has been dissolved by
mutual consent. Sam Spaulding will in future
conduct the business on his own account.
Dated Fort Benton. July 15, 1881. (aug9dtfl
Tlorou llBred Herino, out
down anO Cotswol
These Rams are from the flocks of some of
the best breeders of Thoroughbred
Sheep in the United States.
The Merinos were
Bred by Mion. Geo. Campbell.
Of Vermont, and are especially adapted to the cli
mate of Montana, because of their comparative
freedom from wrinkles and grease, or yolk.
Our ranchis seven miles from Fort Benton, where
we shall be pleased to see all parties interested in
j~ Corr'espondence solicited.
PARIS GIBSON & SON.
Fort Benton, June 1.1881, w4m
S. S. HIOBSON.
Range-Judith Basin, M. T.
Address-Utica, Meagher county, M. T.
Also owners of cattle branded 22 on left ribs.
POWER & WELLS.
Address-Fort Benton M. T.
Range-Mouth of Judith River.
Horses branded same as cattle on left shoulder
cAres-eflena a n a rti ale, T.
TERR1 TO1RIAL IIBAn1'Ol.
W. I-1AL BANAIID.
Address-Fort Shaw, M. T.
Range-North Fork Sun River, M. T.
L. Z. FARWELL & CO.
Apply to N. S. Tariu, Utica, Meagher Co., M. T.
JAMES FERGUS & SON.
Address-Fort Maginnis, TM. T.
Range-Box Elder and Armells Creeks.
Ear-marks-Crop and underhit from right ear
Vent-F upside down ov:er bar.
Horses branded F on right shoulder.
I7ELIDT & 1II ElT
Address--Fort Shaw, M. T.
Range-BetweeunSun Siivr amldi 'in ri ,:'r.
Ear-marks-Crop ofi in right ear a-! - w(, o in!. !.s
on under side of left ear. idd iat·:c t.:';c e
Brookes' brand anrd enr-mar;k.
l-i" , - ' 1
Address-Deer Lodge. M. T.
.Range-Deer Lodge Valley.
Ven--t - orizoutal bar across lower end of
~ ltrE. NV. FOR D.
Address-Sun River, iM. T.
Rauge-Sun River and Teton Valleys.
Ear-marks-Split in left ear,
Vent-Bar under brand.
F'RAN 1 ]FARMEIR.
Address-Old Agency, M. T.
Ear-marks-Under-slope in left ear and erop off
BIRKENBUEL & ELLIS.
Range-Sun River to Benton, M. T.
Address-Sun River, M. T.
Ear-marks--Half undercrop in left ear and crop
off right ear.
Address-Fort Benton, M. T.
Ear-marks-Left ear cut off.
TRU=TE & SWEET.
Address-Utica, Meagher county, M. T.
Horses branded with a 2; inch square on the
P. H. ROWLES & BRO. -
Madress-Sin River, li. T. :i
ange=-Sun River to Benton.. =:
-Xss-arka--.Tw slits in leit l eaA." -
hor e8 branded same on oleft sbal14O,