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4cu1OTEAU LODGE, No. 11, I. 0. O . e .
:, regular meeting of the above Lodge will be Ih..il on Welnes lay evening of each week, at their Lo,:: room in this city. Sojourning brothers are ,cordi:tlly incitedi to attend. CIHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. .J NI. F. lMUIPtaY, secretary. iPnton Lidge,No. 25, A. F. & A.M. I i n) O.a1.ati s of the above named . a n ! .It I. p. m. onil te lirt ant tCird ~I "i 1W A O. en re of sistlr it FUS P \YNE, W. M. . t. iH i E, Se..,retarl'y. Ci.archl Suerylce. EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Services wilt be held every Sunday at the Epis opjal (Churchll, at 11 a. in., and at 7 p. m. Sunday cholol at 12:30 p. m. A cordial invitation is ex trnde " to all. REV. S. C. BLACKISTON, Resident Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL. Rev. ) DL Leonard, under the auspices of the American H[omne Miissionary Society, is holding ,erv ices at the Court House tvice each Sabbath at . t.n. and 7 p.m. Sabbath chool at 12 a.m. The ,, ; ge.nerallv are invited to attend. N1TICE TO ALL. 1h, REiCoRD has duly contracted under (li jprin'itig law to do all the legal adver S ;.i. .:. ul public printing for which Cho u'., tilicuty is chargeable, and has filed !i, btil required by law. i ..).AL NEVV_ TO TAX PAYERS. :t;,ualin moneiiicy will not be received by r of Uhoteau ounty in paty .t Ii. ;t itX>t.e or liceinses. JOHN I.UNSBERGER, Ntv.Swin. T'reas. Clhot. Co From 1hursad ay's Daily.] Messrdi. Ovez field and Bowen, of Bakerd C:o's. store, have purchased a span of valu able mares, ai:d wagon and harness fron ('. W. Price & Co. Advices from the St. Louis stock yards note the probability that Montana steers will brin'lg ingher prices than ever before ,ldring the coining summer. Peter McDonald this morning purchasec of M. F. lteaty lots 17 and 18 of Block 4; onil Washiingl street, near the residenct of W. B. Settle. Esq. The price paid foi the property was $250. Mr. MacDonale wnl I'break ground for a handsome bricl cottal: reSitdell.e next week. l :ti nigilt one of the Ilischarged Quar. t, io;wlr i emplovees at Assiinaboi tie iilitl a govern nt c''lllll Igon with governll lilti.t pit itpei-ty andl quietlly waltzed awa3 wllh I!the pittilNlr. B.ut through the pro1np anti nii ofi the cot ii tanidi izg officer he w\it ove' taken: anitl arrest:ll' wlhen about lifteetl Inilker Illon the post, and now reposes in sidte of nitasive walls. Col. Irvine, (Jol. Donnelly, and John Largent and John Spencer, of Suin River, were passengers on last night's coach from Helena. Out the Bird Tail Divide, Col. D)onnelly was getting off the coach to lighten it while going up a hill. His foot slipped, and he slid down a coulee a dis tance of twenty feet, receiving a number of cittL onl tht head andl jamming his right lecg luite sevrl'iy. lie is confined to his 'roMt Ito-day by rbeasons of the injuries re chive!d. The guard house at Assinnaboine is full n,-dlay. It seems that that Provost Sar geaint Glent- sometime ago received direc h is t i' the cnitiuiiiding offticer to re port nil g..tiitlirg within the post. "This itu iiig lie ireported soile ten or twNelve 6 itlat on .p.ot cts, atii.ong theni Train ii.:, t r 1iittr and sevei;al clerks iil the i irrterlts!;ster'l store. 'liTheae parties were ari'res!etl, :tll seve'ral faro lay-oullts and sets of poker chips were se zed. But now coerles a counter charge from the arrested parties. They assert that they have been in the habit for a long time of giving bribes to Glenn to allow them' to play; that they were reported in this instance because they had refused to pay an exqrbitant price for the privilege of keeping lights burnijri longer than was pleasing to Glenn. The atl',ir has, got a large number into trouble. Their case will be examined into forth w;th. The comnmandingoffcer is down on this vice like a thousand of bricks and will itet 1it) guilty lrain escape, All C2omi ng to Denton. Mr. I. G. Baker writes from St. Louis Iui!, otwit. of March 21st as follows: J W. Patrick, of Fort Benton, has ii ih, ;-i ; t iLug ,.i'igrationi to start for Benton l'riti a: iititiI sale i, about a hunidred miles ~Otii.the:it of S . Louis in an iron mining dist rict. We liad about thirty of these per so.is oil the deck of the Red Cloud when thil:a boat left, andt yesterday we shipped sixty more to overtake the boat at Kansas City. They are a good class of American laborers. Eight or ten families are among the number and I think quite a large num ber are to follow," Mr. Baker suggests that it will encourage further immnnigration if our merchants ex ert themselves to giving employment to these men who are coming on the Red Cloud. Selnt Back to the Penitemtiary. Francis Cassitdy, who was sentenced to the penitentiary from Fort Benton at the last term of the District Courtand was par dotted last week hupon condition that he would abstain from the use of intoxicating li quor, became intoxicated before he left I)e,-r Lodge, and upon the order of the Governor was arrested on Monday and re turnIIed to tlhe penitenitiary' to serve ont the rendinllder of his term. This is the second ilisttuce in MIontana where the conditions of a pardon were violated and the pardoned man sent ,ack to the penitentiary to serve out his sentence. The first case occurred several years ago. The condition was that the man who was pardoned should quit gambling. Within a few weeks he was founid at the gaiing tablit a~dl d WIs 1 diately arrested and returned.to the pen From Friday's Daily. Mr. Ed. Keaster, of the Shonkin, was in town to-day. J. W. Patrick seems to have stampeded all Missouri. . Col. Irvine and Capt. Cotton left for are Fort Macleod to-day. . Mr. Thomas Clary arrived by coach from Sun River last night. Charles Rowe is putting a neat fence around his residence property. Other card sharps ran up against the Fiend's game to-day, and came to grief. Crane & Green's stock of choice wall pa l per is offered for sale at very low figures. SS ill another divorce suit has been ad ( ded to the docket of the next term of the District Court Dick Berry, of C. W. Price & Co.'s em ploy, is in trout the Marias and is register ed at the Overland. J. R. Weston, Esq., of Radersburg, a ay prominent attorney of Jefferson county is registered at the Overland. r. Jo. Dapper, of Johnson & Dapper, Gold Run, has made arrangements for bringing his family to Montana from Minnesota in the spring. L Mr. Ben. Lapeyre, formerly of E. H.I Durkee's drug house in Helena, has arri ved in Benton and will occupy a position in Flannagan's drug store. er A letter. from Harry S. Johnson says that he met W. G. Conrad, T. C. Power, ,d C. A. Broad water, W. S. Wetzel and Pairis Gibson, in St. Paul on the 15th inst. The feet of so many guests constantly going into the Overland Hotel wore out the bricrk pavement in front of it in less than a year. The pavement has beeu re paired ad portions of it relaid. Silton & Weirick are putting a hand some glass front in Hirshberg & Nathan's clothing store. Their show windows when completed will be one of the attrac tions of Front street. All persons having claimn against the & Stock Protective Association of Choteau i- and Meagher counties, are hereby noti n fled that payment of the same will be made at once on presentation to Jog. A. Baker, Treasurer. .s Long-haired Jim brought in a load of e beaver skins from the Marias to-day in a Red river cart. He came near being shot d by JeffTalbert who mistook him at first sight for a half-breed. e The ferry tower near the landing at the r foot of Baker street was thrown out of d perpendicular by the recent high winds. k The strain was released by dropping the wire to-day, and the tower sprang back to its former position. Charley Bourassa has returned fromnt Maidlenville and is as enthusiastic over that mining camp as every one else is who t has visited it . He reports that Geo. Sam , pie's train is on the: way to-Benton with a large amount of line lumber from 3MeAdow Sand Dexter's saw mill. Colonel Donnelly reports great interest n in Helena on the subject of the Barker mines. There will be a big stampede from n the capital this spring. Everyone was ftll of inquiries about the camp, which is more > talked of than Butte or. any other mining t district. He received some twenty letters Sasking information about the mines du Sring his stay in Helena. Major Walker has asked us to correct a s statement which appeared in the RECORD same time ago upon the authority of one Pollinger to the effect that the Cochrane 1 Ranch Company had employed Indians in Splace of the white herders who left after - their wages were reduced, and that these -Indians were butcheriing a great many cat tie. We are sorry that we are unable to publish his letter which has unfortunately bteen mislaid. But Major Walker writes that there is no truth i - his reported em ploying of Indian herders, nor were overI eight head of cattle killed on the Bow river range by any Indians iduing the winter. We rPIrPPt that thp itnformantion g·iven camee W. We regret that the inuormation given came le from so untrustworthy a source. Changang Base. We learn that Fort Walsh is to be im mediately abandoned by the Mounted Po e lice of the North-West Territory, and that e the troops now at this post will be sent to Fort Macleod. The latter fort will be n headquarters for the Police for a short, time ill only, and will also be abandoned before long. A new fort will be built somewhere near the line of the Canadian Pacific, either about the present site of Fort Calgary or at -a point now under .consideration about is one hundred miles north of the Cypress Hills. Buildings of the most substantial - kind will be erected, of brick, and the fort n will be laid out sonmewhat aifter the plan ot Fort Assinnaboine, though of course it g will not be so large. An Old Lady. S When the Healy party was on Milk river n they met a half-breed woman who is be g yond a doubt "the eldest inh:abitant." She ,- claims to be 121 years of age, and is is certain that she is but very little younger, :e if any. There is no doubt about her being i- at least 112 years old. She is almost bed o ridden, though her eyesight and hearing d are apparently as good as ever, and her teeth take hold of dried meat in good style. Her skin is like parchment. The married daughter who cares for her is a giddy young thing, 80 years old, and o has a brother, a roaring young blade aged e 72. The husband of Mrs. Azngelique LeVer e dure-that is the old lady's name-died g thirty-five years ago at the age of 102. Mt Mrs. Aingelique is a great-great-greati e grandmother and her posterity number 'way up among the hundr'eds. She was e born at Fort Du Font,- a Hudson's Bay d Company's poston Rapid River near Ri ding Muntain, in Manitoba. Her atfather diwas a Scotchman, Robert Montour, and e her mother a full-blooded Chippewa In- I ddian. The lady has still many more years to live unless some fell disease cuts her o.f it in the lower of her youth and beauty. . 2ethat and nobby spring and sum i- mersuit just received by express at lflrh berg& XathSR'p. From Saturday's dally. rTa in - Easter cards at Baker's. John Fisher has secured a good mar eded bar tender at his Hall, in the person of Kid. for Gus. Shaffer brought in the coach e lier to-day than it has "arrived for m. oach weeks. G. D. Patterson and W. T. Morrow, ence the Shonkin, are registered at the Chot( House. the Tile telegraph office and signal stati f. at Rock creek, Helena road, was moved I pa- day to Carterville, on Wolf creek. res. Louis Gross has re-opened the Jun~ Sa(l- which is resplendent with new paint pal the and the polite Lou is behind the bar. Neil McIntyre has returned from ; ema- Shotl.i i, where he has been engaged wi tter- iH. P. Rolfe in surveying his new ranch. The Rev. S. C. Blackiston has return r, a from the mines and will hold service ty is usual in the Episcopal Church to-morro The vigilantes hung a desperate lookil xold fellow on suspicion of his being a boa ring &gent in disguise in the ferry tower it a in night. Mr. N. Authier, at Power's new stor .H. will be glad to show the ladies of Benti trri- those beautiful Surah satin and Cashme tion sacques which have just been received. Max Kabaker with his stock of cigat says tobacco, news papers, fruit, confectionel ver, etc., is now snugly ensconced in ne :iris quarters in the Baker building on Fro street. otly The Rev. P. P. Prando is in Benton, at out will holl service every week day (until 1 less leatvs next Friday), at 7 a. m. in the ('ath re- lit C(hurch. Services to-morrow at S at at 10 . .i. Ind- 'I.ierý: ;rce tlie usual nninber of ha ll's tilled with bricks for the unsuspecting! ows kick, pocket-books nailed to the walk a;n race- tarred knobs on Front street on this, tl first day of April. the Yet a few days and the place that h: can known the Phenix Saloon shall know oti- no more forever. Barney Tierney is pacl ,ade ing his goods and chattles for a remova ker, Miss Jo. Brooks is to open a hurdy hout there in a short time. of T. J. Todd left for Bismarck this morr n a ing, where he will remain this summer t hot attend to the shipping of his owln an irst Baker & Co's. goods. He will also plat marine insurance in the St. Paul Fire an the Marine Company on merchandise' in uI of river transit, acting for C. A. A shby, ( Ids. Helena. the The flour mill at Suin River having past to ed under the management of such entet prising men as Messrs. Steell and Elli, ont the fnrmers of the valley are satistied ilth ver they can dispose of all the wheat they ea vcho raise the corning snmmuer. Mr. 1arge, s!i- has toll us that there ,~ ill be a tremtendon a acreage sown this spring in the vicinity c ow Stun River. W. 0. Yard has admitted John Klebe Vest to partnership with him in the business c ker the Chop House Restaurant. Both mem 'om bers of the firm of Yard & Kleber are pc tll pular young men who know how to run ore good restaurant, and will spare no pains t ing make ,he Chop House inore popular thai ers j ever before. u- Bob Culbertson was called upon to-da: tafor information regarding a couple tha ta wanted marrying, a miner who wanted RD deed of quartz propl)erty made out, a mat me who had left some money with him ti tne square a little account and a capitalist witi in a large amount of money to deposit. The ter inquirers, a minister, a lawyer, a clerk an( ese a banker were politely informed that i at- was the first day of April. to I Barney Tierney has le:ised of John Lar 'ly gent, of Sun River, the buillingi on Fron tes *treet formerly occuliiedl by Bill Preston'u 'n- saloon. Peter Smith's services have beer ver engaged for extensive repairs on the build Ser ing, which will be putiu first-class con er. dition for the new quartes of the Phoenib me saloon. Barney will soon be better fixec than ever for the big run he always hat when there is any business at all stirring. Sullivan & Go*s find their business in creasing so rapidly that they can no ionge: m conduct it in the modest cstablishment a present occupied by them In a few dayt to they will build: an addition to the rear o be their store, thirty-five bystwenty, in which their shops will be located -and six hand: me employed on custom work. They also in tend building a large iire-proof warehoust in the rear of their store. ter S It appears now that it was honest Wagon. ut wheel John (John Zimmerman) who wat Sarrested near Assinnaboine the other day ial for stealing a government wagon, loadine rt it with property and skipping out an Zimmerman has had an examinatiol i and was discharged form custody with his reputation as unsullied as before. The arrest was made at the instigation o0 the Provost-Sergeant Glenn, the mar who is u,.der arrest for having receivec er bribes to allow gaming at the fort in diso. xe- bedience of orders. Zimmerman was m he witness against him and Glenn took thiu is nmeans to damage his credibility as a wit r, ness. ng Judith mioinng Notes. d I There were forty arrivalA in Maidenville er in one day last week. For the last month le. the inew-comers have averaged fifteen a day, the greater part of them coming from er Miles City and the Black Hills. It is estimated that there are betweet, ed eight and ten hundred persons in the gulch. There have been five new stores of gen r- eral merchandise lately established a- tlhe ed mines and among them one by Mr. Kaiser. 12. formerly of Borup & Kaiser, of Junction t who brought in a stock that filled seven r wagons. as Gardner & Co. will put up a smelter thi F coiming Sinumer. The shaft of the Collar, mine is dowl· er seventy-two feet. A cut across the lead has been made and the ahowing, of a vein twenty-one feet and eight inches between wall focks is the result. Drifts have been commened~ on' both levels, the upper on* of whichs ialread tirty feet and thk a- low 6r n -t - at Ms const l iErr h- proving in qua1ity.The mine is now work: 1ng eihtmwn From Monday's daily. Dud. Rickard and family arrived fro as Yogo gulch to-day. , the Messrs. Dennis, Hazlett and Armstrol returned to Old Agency yesterday mor: ar- ing. mty Services will be held every day this we, except Saturday in the Episcopal churl of at 11 o'clock a. m. !au Trevanyon Hale is in from his ranch ( the Shonkin. He reports the farmers a ion busy ploughing. to- Eugene Lippincott, for some montha tl iaithful pressman in the RECORD offic ;le has gone to Sun River to turn rand. t' man. Baker & Co., have just received twent hl 'housand cigars of the famous After Dii .th ,ter, Acme and Principe brands-all < Straiton & Storm'smnake, and there is non ea better. as W. S. Evans has a severely sprained an w. de which promises to keep him on crutche for some weeks-the result of a fall from )k horse on which he was riding after othe st horses on the range. George Sample, in advance of his bul e. train loaded with lumber, came in yester )n day. The train is expected in about Sattir re day with 38,000 feet of dimension lumbe; and 2,000 feetof boards. "s, There has been a six inch rise in the ry Shonkin in the last-two or three days an( s if it continues, -Evan Hale &. Co., wil it drive their cord wood toward Benton They have thirteen hundred cords in th4 ,j canyon which will be floated down in: Sweek or so. o- George Farmer is with us again, having ud returned last Saturday from a visit t( Maidenville. He says that he has seet. ns othing like the Collar mine of the new to quartz district since he visited the Conom id stock, in Nevada. te It was a good day for fishing yesterday, and hundreds were caught in the rivel i below town. We met Gus. aenieur trund it ling home a wheel-barrow load. Every one who met him, ourselves included, tap 1. ped him off for a fish with good success, e thanks to his generous disposition. Lieut. Theis, of Fort Shaw, has in his possession two horses taken from the Indi ans lately moved by him from the Teton d to the Blackfoot Agency. The horses un I loubtedly belong to white men and are d thought to have been stolen from the neigh b orhood of Benton. One is a brown, 13i2. f hands high, white face and three white feet; is about three years old. The other is a dark bay, four years old, 15 hands high, white strip in face. Brands on both animals too intlditinct to be recognized. that i Alarrow Escape. ' Trueman Vine, who drives the Bozeman ios stage from Big Timber to Gage's, came Sf very near being killed last week, together with two possengers. As he was driving ber up the steep hill bordering Sweet Grass is of canyon his horses gave out and stopped, em- whereupon the driver endeavored to apply po- the brake, but for some reason was unable in a to do so, and consequently the coach and i to horses backed over the precipice into thie han deep canyon below. : Fortunately a pine tree about twenty-five feet from the brink checked their progres.s, and the passengers escaped with one broken collar bone. The hat canyon is aulost one thousand feet deep. antd but for the tree the result is fearful to lan comtemplate. The horses were not hirrt. Cto oulson Post. rith The A Final Vindication. and it The community, and indeed the people of the Territory at large will be pleased to ar- read the appended certificate from the out Court o01 Queens Bench, Manitoba, in the )n's famous extradition cases. The nolle een prosequi has ended the matter, and affer 7 ld- years of patient waiting, the men whose on- names were written down to answer the nix charge of murder have been completely xed vindicated by the Canadian authorities. has Great credit is due to John H. Evans, of g. Benton, for securing the sells prosequi and in- to the American Consul, Mr. J. W. Tay e lor, at Winnipeg, for his invaluable aid to at his countrymen. y The history of theafitdr is - familiar to all rof old timers in Montana, and -has from time ich to time been told in our columns. We iidm congratulate the-parties interested upon in- the final termination of the case, and award use full praise to Mr. Evans for the patrotic interest he has shown in removing a black spot from his own and his fellow country :on- mens's names. S.t COURT or QUEEN'S BENCH, -ay CROWN SIDE. ng Canada, Province of Manitoba: ut. To-WIT : 0on The Queen dy vs. ire. e Thomas Hardiwick, Van 'Hale, John fan Evans, Philander Vogle, Charles Harper, ved John Devereaux, John Duval, George M. e Bell, George Hammond, Moses Solomon, John McFarland, James Hughes, ,James his Marshall and Charles Smith. Indictment for the murder of one Manitoo-oo-pah-oh tis, a male Indian of the North Assinnaboine tribe. True bill found October 13th, 1875. Philander Vogle, George M. Bell and ille James Hughes plead severally not guilty, ith being araigned October 15th, 1875. n Nolle prosequi entered on behalf of the 0t accused March 15th, 1882. I certify the above to be true and correct eelr abstracts from the records of this office. Ch. SEAL.] en- GEOFF H. WYALKE, the Clerk of the Crown and Pleas and er. Prothonatary. on. fit Desert Land Entries. th, Parties who have filed on desert lands uind iave ldiowed the three years provided wi for inmakiigi final proofs to pass without per l erActing their proofs are, it seems, going to in iave an extensidunof time. We understand eti ithat the officers of the Interior Department te it Washington have decided not to cancelI n, or interfere with iueh entries during, the. tha presein~ yar.- Tl rule, we are informed, m- appliesi-to ail cases iwhere partie have rk made no atlemp.:' to perfeot thefr SAtnap . ·I; I From Tuesday's Daily. J From Major H. K. Edwards is in from mines. gong Green grass is making its appearanc orn- the prairies. Tom Healy has gone to Sun River to veek main two or three weeks. Lrch Wackerlin has fortifications to be thrc up in fly time in the shape of green Sion doors. Sall Charles G. Griffith, of Griffith & Inj sell is expected back in Montana the the of this week. ch- Jere. Sullivan is renovating the Chotu House and applying fresh paper and pa with a lavish hand. nty Dr. Greenleaf, of Fort Sha w, came in )in- the coach this afternoon and went direc 1 of to his ranch on the Shonkin with Geo one Patterso'-. Extensive prairie fires prevail betwt an- Arrow creek an, Wolf creek, and he. country between Benton and Sno 0U a Mountains. her r Mr. John Hugl, Greenhood, Bohn Co,'s popular traveling man and Dr. J. ºull Steel, of Sun River, have .returned fr ter- Maidenville, and are stopping at the Ove ur- land. ber John Huasberger has returned frc Highwood. Mr. Hunsberger is nothing the not metropolitan. He had not been out mnd Benton before for three years. vill This warm weather suggest ice cres ,n. which leads us to remark that they ha he the most improved kinds of freesers i ad Wackerlin's. The attention of any of oui readers w .ng may desire to purchase a first rate Jack to called to the one advertised for sale in tia en edition of the RECORD by J. Mauldin, ew Dillon. Messrs. Harris & Strong are wt m- acquainted with the animal and authori Sus to say that he is as A No. 1. nail-drivir Y, good Jack-none better. er Clharley Bourassa stays with the oth saloon keepers in town when it comes i repairs and improvements with the ope ' ing of spring. Besides the usual pap , and paint renovations, he will make I room more cheerful and lighter by puttir -i' in a sash door at the rear. There will Si- other changes in the interior arrant on Iments. n In reply to the urgent request of mai re of our citizens, Judge Tattan has consent( 1/ to deliver at an early day a lecture on ti '2 Irish land question-a subject whose mar te complications are not half understood er this community. Judge Tattan has give ds the subject much attention and unde tstands it thoroughly, and we may expect most interesting lecture. An admissic tee will be charged and the proceeds wi be given to the Land League. an The Coulson Line of steam boats will 1 ie represented this year at Fort Benton t er W. S. Wetzel. This line has always bee ag renowned for its management and extren ts* carefulness in the selection of its agent d, No better or more popular choice of a ,y agent could have been made among Be )le ton's citizens than W. S. Wetzel. He 2d one of the most enterprising and hart he working of our merchants, and the me ne fact of his being connected with the Con ik son boats will add greatly to their traffil re The interests of the line have been e ie trusted to excellent keeping. P' A MIail Rel.tn to FertRacleed Estal to lilshe. rt. It is good news to the people of actle, and of Benton as well, that Messrs. Ba] er & Co. have received a contract from tU Canadian Government for running a tr le mothly mail between Fort Macleod an to Benton. A stageline will be maintaine he in connection with the mail route, an he passengers can hereafter make the trip le Macleod very comfortably in the eai spring wagons which the contractors wi se run. The first mail will leave to-morrom he We understand that there is no gre ly money for Baker & Co. in the contrac ' but this firm's business transactions wit of the N. W. Territory require that the id mails from the Macleod country should i Smore frequent and regular, and in futhe to nce of this end they have obtained tl establishment of this route. Hereafter ll will not be six and eight weeks betweRe the arrival of Macleod mails as it has often We been this winter. mon ird Democratic Victory in the Helena Electiens. >tic Eck A special to the RECORD announces a ry- big victory scored by the Helena Democ racy in the election Monday, April 3rd. Their majorities range from 13 to 378, Loeb's being the lowest. The Democrats elect tive men, among them Mayor, City Treasurer, Police Justice and two Alder men. E. W. Knight's majority over John hn Kinna for Mayor is 110. Jake Loeb's ma er, jority over John T. Ward, for City Treas M. urer, is 13. D. W. Smith's majority over )m, Jo. Davis, for Police Magistrate, is 143. 3es Of the Aldermen C. A. Blackburn, Demo crat, beats Dan. Jewett in the First Ward; 'ne C. L. Vawter, Republican, beats Ed. Zim of merman in the Second Ward; C. D. Cur tis, Democrat, beats W. H. Gebauer in the Third Warnd; Moses Morris, Democrat, nd beats Sam. Neel in the Fourth Ward, and ty, Hamilton, Republican, beats Winm. Went worth in the Fifth Ward. he The Sheep Interest. set As the balmy days come again and the grass is starting on the hills, the stockmen are happy, and none more so than the ad shepherds. In this county, in which, how ever, there are only some 40,000 head, the interest has never been in a more prosper ous and encouraging condition, and we understand it is in like condition through s out the Territory. The flocks here win ed tered at light expense, most of them at lit . tle if any expense in excess of what it to ctsts for surmmer grazing, and with losses and not exceeding those of summer. Beside that, the excellent condition. of the sheep. ni their steady gro ;th and the appearance of el the flocks, leads the owners to believe the be clip per head will be 15 to 20 per cent. d, .greater than last year. It is good to have; ve a band of sheep neow. r They are held 'at ve :aut i4.40 -per head i the : valley, and 'there air no losses to make up for as there .1·rdi W #~i~-~j~C.WgTt.UlWI I the SORE GOODS FOR LESS MONEY o re- Than Any Other House in Benton. .own r" We are Daily Offering Splendid Bargains Eger- to our retail trade, last i We offer you elegant 2-ply Carpet 33 1-3 per cent. below Benton prices. ifint House Sheeting only 8 cents. Calico, (new styles) 18 yards for $1.00. n on Ktly KID GLOVES (Best make) 75 CENTS. 3rge Ladies' Shoes and Ribbons, 25 per cent. below ecost. the Corsets, Ribbons, Blankets, Notions, Ruchings, Tick WY ing, and Bed-Spreads lower than you ever bought them. R. Rtf" .Please bear in mind that we cannot promise you these goods row for but a few days longer, as we must make room for our immense rer- stock of Hardware and Groceries already ordcred. If you intend purchasing a Piano or an Organ, call at once. We om have sold three splendid instruments this week, and they are ZUov in g off raidly. of MURPHY, NEEL & CO. ream I have rs at THE DESERT LAND ACT. Recent Decision as to Cultivation. ck is this The Commissioner of the General Land Office at Washington has recently render , ed a dscision in the case of William Wal well! orile Jace against James R. Boyce, involving the right to 240 acres of land near Helena. The gist of the decision, is in the follow ing words : ether "Relative to the matter of cultivation ies to and growing crops upon lands entered un ýpen- der said act of March 3, 1877, I have to >aper state that though this office deemed it prop his er in preparing the final proof blank forms tting under said act to insert questions as to the 11 be cultivation and the growing of agricultural nge- crops upon the lands entered, there is nothing in the language of the statute re nany quiring proof of cultivation or of the grow 'nted ing of agricultural crops upon the land en the tered, as pre-requite to the issuance of pat ,any ent therefor. Neither is residence upon ,d in the land required. As a matter of fact a ;iven very large number of the entries made un ider- der said act are made for grazing and ect a stock-raising purposes, with no thought ision of growing any crop but grass ur hay." will -Butte Miner. ill be - n by been reme I ents. >f an Ben Ie is lard mere :oul affic. ien tab leod THIS SPACE the is reserved for the tri-- advertisement of the and Coulson Line ined of steamers. W. S. WrrZEL, Agent, and Benton, M. T. ip to easy will row. ;reat ract; with their I be her Ithe r it reen ften na es a noc 3rd. 378, SUN RIVER M. E. CHURCH. ,rats Fork ischanged from the first to the fifth Sunday der- in April. M. J. HALL . ohn SITUATION WANTED. ma The undereigned, an experienced engineer. 'as- would like a posit on to run a stationary engine in ver a saw mill or mine. Can set up steam saw mill and can run a circular saw. Ast dress 143. R. H. WHITEHEAD. -Fort Shaw Mont ana. im SFrom Gibson's ranch, on Otter creek, March u 14th, a blue roan horse, 5 five years old, crop eared, the long bodied, weight about 1,000 lbs., branded H in octagos on left shoulder, the brand of Al. Hamil rat, ton at Old Agency. Any information leading to his and recowery will be rewarded. C. L. SPENCER, ent- RRicosD office, Benton. A FINE JACK the For Sale. The Fisely Bred Maltese Jack, the ow- TIPPECANOE, the Eight years old, has made the past four seasons at er- y place. He shows fine colta--uniifurmllvy baysor blacks in color, is an excellent foal-geer, very we gentle dispositi n, andtwill be Eold cheap. g Being largily engaged in the breeding of Perch Seron-Norman hirses, and-~ wishing to confine my. vi- self entirely to that branch of busemesa., is my only Sreason for disposing e0 the Jack Jit- aJS. MAULDIN, Sitk Dillon, Be'erathead county, Montana,. s888 ide DISSOLLTION j sep. SofT The co-partersh.p herEitore existing between. Michael oley and JoaephConnellh in Barker DisL the trictaand elsewhere is tba day dsislved by mntual miU. consent. Michael Foley Will c-ntinue the business ay and, setle .1l ont~nniE ladebtednaasa and co3i av lctsalmoneyBnow dw ue h irm ofFoley h Con JUB COQ)OFLY. : l Huheeille, Mroh 30, CHRONICLES OF BENTON. n. And it came to pass in those days that the land of Choteau was sorely alllicted land with a grievous pest. For a book agent der- i came and talked, and men wenlt mad with Val- her much speaking. gthe And after that she had gone, behold ena. there came yet another from the far city low- of Helena and the last estate of the men of Choteau was worse than the first. And he tionw lodged at the inn called Overland, and his un- name was writ upon the register, and when re to men came to look upon it lo! it was there. rop- And men gibed at him and called him irms Book Fiend, albeit, he was no fiend at all the but a very pleasant gentleman to do busi ural ness with. He was also well acquainted in e is the city. re- And the Fiend was in the land of Cho ow- teau twenty days and twenty nights. And en- he sold wares to men whether they woudd pat- or not, for he wore thiclt out with his much on- pursuasion. Let a But there was one who would not, and un- he swore a mighty oath that if the Fietid and carne unto him to buy a book, lie would ight straightway fire him out. And the nane iy." of this man was Curl-Eye Dick. Now it happened one day on this'wise. The Fiend was going about like a roaring - lion seeking whose pocket-book he might devour. And he came unto the saloon called Eureka which is, being interpreted, I have foulnd it. And the -lname was for a sign to the Fiend that here was another victim, and he had feund him. And he entered and besought Curl-Eye that he should buy, and used all the arts that are known to book agents even unto this day. But Curl-Eye would not. And the more the Fiend entreated, the more Curl Eye would not.And the Fiend gnashed wXith his teeth and spake bitterly within himself saying, "Surely what manner of nman is this that I cannot nail him to the cross for a Gaskell's Compendium, cloth bound, six sheckels. Lo! I have not found his 4 like in Montana, nor yet in this western land." Acd them that stood by mocked him and said, "See how Curl-Eye giveth the Book Fiend the grand stand olt." And the Fiend gathered up his gi ip sack of samples and made that he would shake . T. the dust of the house from off his feet. And he was sad and his heart was heavy. But while he yet stood on the threshold, behold, a thought came unto him and he lingered and spake saying, "Go to now. Come now let us reason together saith the Fiend. I will play you a game of freeze-out for a book." And the words lihe spake found favor with Curl-Eye, for he was a gamester and had heaped up much riches through his skill with the cards. And the Fiend said, "Here is a morocco bound copy of the Scriptures, which no family should be without. Neither should yours, O ! Curl-Eye, or that which is to be yours according to the report among men. Lo! I will stake it against fifteen sheck els." And Curl-Eye answered him "'I'll go you." And Curl-Eye went down into his raiment and gat him out a mighty roll of the moneyof Canada. And they gat themselves cards, and chips, which men do use that play, and sat down to their gamne -uth which is ealled draw. Arid they played ad4Y from noon even to the going dlown of the 'L sun. And at one time Curl-Eye's stack waxed great, and at another, thatof the Fiend increased and mlultiplied. How cer. belt, the Fiend played with ices concern mii and more boldly, for had he not staked a SFamily Bible worth four skeckels and six bits against fifteen sheckels, according to the custom of book agents ? And it came to pass in time that the rch Fiend was dealt a good hand, so likewise jwas Curl-Eye. i- But the Fiend dealt the cards. And both stood pat. Aind they wagered( ton. and they elevated one another until all their chips were on the table. And it came toa shew downu. And lo! a prod gy! For while Curl-Eye shtlewed an ace full, the Fiend had four sevens and took I the kettle. And Curl-Eye spuke words, such that al men said "'Never needed man a Bible more than ti this tu: Sfor he has never searched the Scr;ip .ures sot nor read tihe third coummandment, which r is the law against swearl'ilng. But the Fiend counted tihe sheekels of r.- Canada and they were fifteen. And le Ssaid "'There is a discount on the.e shek els; but give me a driik ald a cigar auld we will call it sqtuare." And them thac stood by and looked on marvelled saying "'What a gall he lhaith." But one wiser than the rest rebuked them and said, "Remember ye- not that lhe is a book agent?" S And: Curl-Eye did even as he was re tuut queste(1. nes :INow the rest of the acts of the Book ~ Fiend which he did, and the' sales which he made, are they not writtlen up in the profit and loss accoinrnt . every man who keepeth a set of b.ojsia Benen?