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White, of Helena, represent i ig one of the first cigar houses in the country-that of Messrs. Gernhardt and Vornbrock, St. Louis, is at the Overland. Messrs. Rowe & Co. have sold to Jacob Powei's, tire new mail conitractor, the en tilre tlltit coninectedt with the Benton and ihe len Stiage ('oimpany at the following p:i.ce: All horoes $135 per head; four hvrse-r.c hrn·ss.<es $100 per set, coaches $500 each anid stations $500 each. A stallion valued at $1,200 died on the bhick Hilll when that boat was near oplar: river. A noted race horse named Jack-i n-t he-Gr en, property of the Stew art (.imnpaiti, was found, when near Ben ton one mrimning, j:m med in a trough in his stall on the boat and his hip was so badly inj'ured that the vatluable animal wwill hbe laid u) for sonimec time. Dr. Charlies Greenleaf,; U. S. A., who has been stationed at Fort Shaw for sev eral ye:t,'s past, is now in Benton en route I for New York City where he has been or dered to await. orders. Hils successor, at I Shaw, I)r. Kilbourtne, is also in Benton. Dr. Greenleaf is a physician of marked I lity and has made many frendsduring I stay in the Territory--nor are these i ends contined to army circles. Many e idents of Chotetn county and citizens of ( lb.enton regret to see him leave. Mrs. *reeniieaf and his children accompany the DIoct : east. I 'he iBlack tHills Heore. g 'IT":; stearrel r Black Hills, one of the best a.! rmost coi.rniodious boats of the `'P' line. i,,i; ed La-dav. (10th). Her hull w;s iow,, i th:e water wit ih freight of all kinds. She bro,',.ght up quite a tn:umber of t1 blooded horses and thoroughbred bulls ti 'which are all cl route for the large stock 'antche;s just a:rcýS the line in the North 'west Territory. Her ])ascengers speaks in the highest tenr(- of the courteous treat lmetit t'ey 'received from Captain Jno. XM. to Gilha: . and :1 r. Jame~ B. Ieena:n, clerk, li who are both adepts in the art of pleasing. of We append the boat's manifest: it FREIGHT. of T. C. Power & Bro., 2,570 packages; II. at J. rWackerlin & Co., 770 pkgs; J. HI. Me- R Knight & Co., 625 pkgs; George Steell, 239; Charles Lehman, 182 pkgs; A.P. C. 'urtin, 09 pkgs; J T. TWard, 17; Schaffer ti1 & Yerga, 3; W m. Morgan, 1; Sanford & Hi Evans, 3; Stewart Ranch Co., 13 horses; Cochran Rancn Co., 21 bulls; Stimson 20 bulls. he PASSENGIERS. av Dr. Kilbourne, wife and falmily, Mrs. ed Gvay and daughter, IF. Fergus, Judge Bar- go rows, J. P. Esmoude, Gustavws Carney, w 11. . Jolhnson, II. J. Hill, John lIerron, . Rate, Atndretw Belt, H. Miller, J. Rob- tlh inson, T. Henderson, P. Bastion, T. Camp- tlu bell, P. Whelin, F. Creighton, W. J. ax Moorehe-d, John MeCauley, 'Ym. Hioye, re] galter Cart, J. A.. McNaught, T. McKer nan, John Gibbs, Win. Berger, Geo. Heff- of her, J. MeNaig, John I1. Hoffmau. of Indians at their Old Tricks, Al. 1Harrison, who had occasion to make Fr a flying trip home, returned to Bozeman last Friday. lie informs us that on Wed- do nesday of last week two parties of Indians were seen prowling around the Aettlelenrt at Sweet Grass, and that on Wednesday night the thieves got away with three fine mares belonging to Win. ti Hufft' and one from John IHalverson. Huff's the iliinals arc branded withl an anchor on left thigh, anl lIalverson's gray mare hasboth ber ears crolpped. After securing their booty, the the red thieves were seen crossing the Yel- i lowsto e, and Mr. Harrison is of the opin- ver ion that they are either thieving Crows, Br, or Indians from the oi'orth after Crow horses. cati Since thie above was in type, W. H. eil Blrown ihas returned from a hasty trip to sil White Beaver, and informs us that the band of Indians mentioned by Al. Harri son were Piegans; that they crossed over thil to the reservation and made a haul of about the 150 head of horses from the Crows and re- and tur.ing wit th eir booty, cleaned thtie set tlements on the line of their march, getting Gai waty with about 20 head from the residents con on the ntiorthl side of the Yellowstone. Mr. and Brown lost all he had by the raid, and firn several others, whose names we did not T leas n, lostfrom one to four head.--A.vnt nigi Courier thr Kicked by a Stallion. This afternoon a mammoth Clydsdale T1. stallion, imported by the Stewart Ranch Company, was being landed from the boat, ner led by one of the company's employes and it r followed by two deck hands, one of whom in- held the animal by the tail. When the top 1. of the levee bank was reached, the stallion in high spiris over his release from a long confinement launched out with both heels. One of the deck hands was within range and received full in the face a blow whose . noise was heard a hundred feet distant. , The man was hurled down the bank and was picked up in a senseless condition. tre After some moments he was revived, and his, injuries examined. Two of his teethi had been knocked out, his face cut, and one of the heel corks on the horse's slihce had made an ugly gash in his forehead, but no bones were broken. Dr. Kilbourne was is- called and dressed his wounds, and inside y. of an hour the man was about again. His escape from having his brains knocked out i. was almost miraculous, though it is to be doubted whether the man who twists a horse's tail has anything to fear on that $ng scoOe. at SFronm Thursd ay's Daily.] Simon Levine, the boss tailor of Helena, is in town soliciting orders. SIr. N. S. True, a prominent cattle own er of the Judith Basin, is in Benton. Murphy, Neel & Co. have ordered two thoroughbred Hereford heifers from Mr. Cochrane's herd at Compton, Quebec. st They are to cost $1,000 each. Jno. W. Power returned from the East id by last night's coach after an absence of 'Y several month and was warmly welcomed by his many triends. He comes back alone 11 and there seems to be some mistake in the e rumors afloat in connection with the re s furnishing of his house. Mr. M. E. Downes, Superintendent of is the Colorado and Montana Cattle Corn )r pany, is visiting Benton. His Company, is n the one which recently, purchased Clark i & Uln's baud of cattle, paying in the i . neighborhood of $175,000 for the same. e The Company's new brand will soon ap d pear with the others in the RECORD'S lherdl. Mr. James Cochrane yesterday sold to 11 b Messrs. Paris Gibson & Son, the pure bred , Scotch colly dog "Tyne." The price paid 1 was $100. The dog was recently the re- 11 cipient of two prizes in England over a j r large number of competitors, the prizes n, p having been awarded both on "points" re and the dog's work in handling a band of at e sheep. r, r The Black Hills went down the river to I day with a fair list of passengers among 1 bx Swhom were Dr. Greenleaf and family,Mrs. w Tf. A. Cummings and Mrs. H. Ii. Buck. se Ii. B. Hill was also on board on his way to ;U; the mouth of Little Dry creek, where he oen l has an interest with Bill Norris and Jere in Sullivan in a trading post. Ile will remain I by their this summer. in; Mr. D. B. Phillips is in town making alft preparations for moving hig extensive prl horse ranch to a new location which he 1no has chosen on Wolf creek below 'Thomas' ed sheep ranch. He will make extrnsive and to' lasting improvements, and if his present plans are carried out, he will have the best aplpointed ranch in that vicinity. Mr. Jas. Anderson and family, of Deer Lodge sel County, will be neighbors of Mr. Phillips. C. M. Young, representing the Geneva to Nursery of W. and T. Smith, is again in Benton delivering a large quantity of fruit ni and shade trees to property owners who 'i gave liberal orders last year. Among lov these are the Rowe Bros., Herman Brink mian, J. M. Arnoux, John Hunsberger to amld many others. Three-nquarters of all the trees planted last spring have come through the winter in the best styLe, and this fact is Mr. Young's best recommenda tion. cr, Sale of Thoroughbreds. The steamer Black Hills brought to Ben ton twenty thoroughbred bulls and ten iheifers, bred by the Hon. M. H. Cochrane, " of Compton, Canada. These thoroughbred animals arrived here yesterday in charge of Mr James Cochrane, anil to-day they are all disposed of as follows; the Stewart Ranch Co. purchases eight Hereford bulls; C. W. Price & Co., ten Hereford bulls and five heifers; the Judith Cattle Co., one Hereford bull; Murphy, Neel & Co., two polled Angus bulls and five Hereford heifers. The prices paid for these animals average about $400 per head. We are pleas ed to see that the greater part of them are going on the ranges adjacent to Benton. We also notice with gratification the fact that our stocknien are determined to have the best animals for breeding purposes that money can bring to Benton. The high reputation of Mr. Cochrane as a breeder of thoroughbred cattle, explains the fact of every one of this importation being sold within twelve hours after the boat's land ing, From Friday's Daily, The wind blew the brick-makers' tent down to-day. All the shepherds say that it will be a hundred per cent. this year. For elegant spring clothing of the very atest styles call on Hirshberg & Nathan, they will suit you. No more high prices for clothing, Hirsh berg & Nathan are selling every thing in their line at States prices. W. G. Jones, the carpenter, is making a very attractive store for the Ringwald Bros. out of Neil McIntyre's old shoe shop. Ace Sample made another shipment of cattle to Bismarck yesterday. Ninety eight head were sent down on the Black Hills. Lieut. Todd, of Fort Assinnaboine, went this morning with an escort of soldiers to the Twenty-Eight Mile Springs to meet and return with Paymaster Comegys. Mr. Henry Klein, of the Helena firm of Gans & Klein, is in town on business connected 'with the transfer of the Benton and Helena Stage Company, in which his firm is interested. - The wind blew a perfect hurricanrie last night and to-day. Between the hours of tbree and four this afternoon Mr. Davisof the Signal Office reported the wind moving at a velocity of sixty miles per hour. ale The Josephine brought a very large cll stock of clothing, furnishing goods, boots, tt shoes, hats, caps, trunks and valises, for nd Hirshberg & Nathan. They have marked '_ everything way low down. Go and see fP) them. ( General 5trange left for Fort Macleod yesterday to select a field for future stock operations on a large scale in the North se 'vest Territory. A party consisting of Mr. it. . HIoran, Miss lioran, Miss Ryan and Mrs. Herron als.o left for Fort Macleod. The Bis marck wire which has been down tor .0some t;im was in working trim again I to-day and gives us the following about 41 the boats : The Nellie Peck, Helena and I cc Big Horn passed Poplar River on the 7th t inst." the Far West and Rosebud on the a 10th inst. The Emily passed Buford on , e thel 11th and the Sherman lett Bismarck is on the 10th. it Five thoroughbred Hereford bul!s, four )e of them belonging to the Cochrane Ranch C a Company and one to C. WV. Price & Co., I d died yesterday, on the Teton a short dis- s:nce from town, while on their way to I the ranges tb which they belong. Though I the drive was a very moderate one-not r more than four miles-the animals, in high spirits over being on terra firma once i more, exercised themselves too much for their over fat condition. P 0 Indians Raid the Tetont and Capture Horse 'Within Twelve Mlites of it Tow Ji. -- p Zera Holmes, the Macleod mail driver, of came in from the Teton this morning, and ni on his way found the ranchmen of the val- 8 ley in a g'reat state of excitement over the in loss last night of a large number of horses. in K. GrCandlehamp went out to his stable ty lhis morniing and discovered that three of fo his horses-one of them a valuable stallion sa -had been taken out and driven off with a a fosse horse feeding near the house the co night before. Joe Neckett is out five head, F.r two having been taken from his corral and the others from a plasture near the house. b J. Galbreath's loss is one line stallion and for twenty-four head of other horses, the for- pa mner haying been stolen from the stable and the others from the corral. J. D. Weather wax is another victim, to the extent of on four work horses taken from the corral. Cl Hlow many more horses were stolen cannot lill be known as yet; for the ranchmen have no horses available for riding over the range and inspecting their various bands col in at some little distance from the home ranches. cot he There is little doubt about the thieves t.ift being Indians. Plenty of moccasin tracks mai were found in the soft ground of the several corrals, picket ropes were cut, and an Indian cap and mitten were picked up on tii, ground. Some of the slow horses Jet in the largest band stolen were abandoned we: by the thieves, and these animals return- wet in, indicate the direction tlhefidians went M. after their raid, which was toward Cy- Bo1 press, and goes to show that they were to northern Indians. The nearest ranch raid- the ed w:ls inot 10mole t!!ril twelve miles from fron town. Mr - --- --c- --- - sti Froim Satarrlay's d.iil . Shingles $5.50 per thousand, at Klein. schmidt's. q. There will be no services in our churches to-morrow. in Ihe steamer Benton passed Buford lasi it night at 6:30. to The river is twenty-seven inches above ig low water mark. Mr. C. R. Capron went to Fort Maginnis r to-day on transportation business. o Messrs. IH. R. Buck and H. S. Johnson di went to Belt creek fishing to-day. Eleven hundred sheep pelts from Deep creek were brought into town to-day. B!ack Jack, an old time freighter, is very low at the house of Win. Foster. Constable Scott found a fellow wrestling with the horrors last night and put him in jail. L. J. Howell, of Utica, is at the Choteau House awaiting the coming of his wife on the steamer Helena. t Prof. N. A. Foss, Superintendent of the S~lendenin Smelting Company, arrived from Gold Run this afternoon, and is registered at the Overland. A man walking on Main street heard a I whtstling noise last night and ducked his a head just in time to save it from being am putated by a flying plate of roofing from Baker & Co.'s warehouse. It was coming edge on and was looking for gore. Col. J. F. Macleod, Stipendary Magis trate of the N. W. T., Col. M. T. Macleod , of the Northwest Indian Department, and their sister-in-law Miss Drever, arrived last night from Fort Macleod and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Conrad, The Hereford heifer, valued at $500, which escaped the other day from the cor ral and took to the prairie, was found mingling with alot of plebian cattle on the other side of the Teton and returned to her owners, Murphy, Neel & Co, Jeff. Davis, who has been in this part of Montana many years, is at Mrs. Leah Wa.d's house very ill, and his recovery is hardly to be hoped for. Jeff while a trap per and hunter suffered much exposure and broke down what was a singularly hardy constitution, xW. T. Hickey, of Washington, D. C., who is now in Benton, last night lost his pocket-book containing a hundred dollars. Mr. Perry Aspling, the book keeper of Htirshberg & Nathan, found it and turned it over to Joe Hirshberg to hunt up the owner. Joe, who is a rustler .where doing a kindness is concerned as welt as in busi ness, soon found Mr. Hickey and made tiim happy by restoring the lostcash. A New Colonly, A colony from Ripon and Menasha, Wis consin, have located on the line of the Nor thern Pacific railroad; near .Young Man's Butte, at r place called Gladstone, on the Yellowstone. The colony already has a imembership of one hundred and forty, and several families have already located. ]'if teen mles square have been reserved for the purpose of the colony.-Independent. ig The Great Wind..: torm., me There are evidences r~ll about town to t, day of the great wind s5orm which visitet r Benton yesterday, and blew with such un ld precedented fury all. day and far into th€ night. Fences v-erEt blown down, houses unroofed, swinging signs scattered in al directions and a zenerl': denmoralization put upon everything that was not firmly anchored. Fortunatety no great dama ge was done, the worst being the forcin. in r of Hirshberg & Nat.in's sho ;v i..d" . , . a slight cracking of the walls of the new hotel and the palrtial uipietti~g of the un completed winfg of the Buillirg Associa a tion's new house. A severe strain was put it upon our' mo;t sEbstanthally built build m ing, mainy of them being; perceptbly I haken with the force of the wind. Many e i buildings that were roofed with iron had n!it stripped of', and at one time it was dacn- i k gerous to be on the streets, the fragments of roofing flying through the air. TW ater ! was blown from the river against the win 1 dows of houses on the north side of Front street, and the gravel stones rattled against windows bireaking many of them. Sonme heavy freight wagons on the levee, at the lower end of town, were overturned, and nearly every Front street saloon-keepler gave up the attempt to keep his lamps lighted. Mr. G. V. Davis, of the Signal Office, politely furnishes us the following data in regard to the wind: Its maximum veloc ity for any fifteen consecutive minutes was sixty miles-per hour; however, at 7:45 1 p. m. it blew for eight minutes at the rate of seventy miles. The total wind move- c ment for the twenty-four hours ending t 8:45 p. in. was 755 miles---a remarkable a movement. When the wind was at its maximum velocity, its pressure was twen ty-four and one-half pounds to the square a foot, The wind was more than a gale. In sailor parlance it was a "'storm," and had a velocity seldom or never known, for ai continuous wind. in an inland eonntr'v . .d, F.ropa Monday's daily. id The front of T'. A. Cummiw ings' wrecke( e. building on Front street fell yesterday an( id fortunately at a time when no one wa1 r- passing. id We are pleased at having at last the op. r- portunity to congratulate Dick Brennani of on the occasion of his marriage with Mis: "1. Clara Woodhurst. We wish them long °t life and all manner of happiness. SMr. Alexander Begg, the well known le correspondent of the Toronto ilai, is again in Benton en route to the Ft. MacLeod country where at the mouth of high river he located last year one of the most beau Stiful ranches in the north west, He will e make all ready this fall for the cattle and d sheep he is to put upon it next summer. Nineteen handsome head of full blooded Jersey cattle consigned to A. C. Johnson d were part of the Helena's cargo. They were taken yesterday to the ranch of C. t . Boyle & Co. on High wood. Messrs. Boyle & Co. are leaving nothing undone e to make a complete success of the dairy they have established. They have brought from Elgin, Ill., a wt3ll known dairyvmau. Mr. J. H. Mudge who will tave a general Ssuperintendence of the business. We have purposely delayed retraching any statements made in the RECORD re garding Jack Lahey's action in the matter Sof hiring four girls in Chicago to dance in a hurdy house in Benton ul:til we were sure what statements were untrue, and what injustice, if any, we had done to Mr. Lahey. Joe Brooks' hurdy house opened Saturday night, and the four girls were there and dancing as tho' "to the manor born." This is the one hard fact against our case. We have, moreover, Jack Lahey's emphatic denial that there were any misrepresentations whatever; that 'he ever called himself Brooks, or led them to believe that they were not to dance though the first statmnents upon this ques tion have been reiterated again and again by one of the girls even since Lachey's re turn to Benton. We are not entirely con vinced even yet that these girls came out here with a full understanding of what they were to do; but it may be that they are too stupid to have under stood it-and we are willing to allow for Mr. Lahey's sake that this is so. We have had the girls' statement and we have had Mr. Lahey's statement, The i subsequent action of the girls has been to weaken their own and toconfirta Mr. Lea hey's. The balanced scale now turning in Mr. Yleahey's favor we are willing to lay aside whatever convictions we may have had, and decide according to the evidence that we have done Mr. Lahey an injustice, and apologize for having done it. In jus tice to ourselves, however, we must say that the story published was only such as the girls gave us, and if we were deceived in the matter we were not alone, Arrival of the Helerna. Joseph Fecto, Captain, W. F. Rector, C erk. The steamer Helena arrired last evening with a full passenger list and a heavy freight cargo. Captain Fecto whose kind ly face we were delighted to see again was on the hurricane deck, and in the office was the Helena's new clerk, Mr. W. F. Rector, who makes his first trip to Benton on this boat. He is a gentleman to whom we are indebted for many favors and we hereby make acknowledgment of them. The Helena's trip is a remarkable one in that she did not lay a line betweei Bis marck and Benton-something unprec edented in upper Missouri navigation. Her trip was a quick one, She passed in succession the Big Horn, Nellie Peck and Gen. Meade, which last boat left Bismarck eight days in advance of the Helena. The passengers mention their polite treatment from the officers of the boat and part from the Helena with many regrets. The following is the PASSENGaER LSTr. Mrs. Williams, Mrs. IW. B. Edgar, daughter and servant,. Miss Kelly, Mr. Carr, Mrs. L. J. Howell and child, Mr. Alexander Begg and son, Mr. MI. E. Mill ner, Mrs. Sample, Mr. W. N. Davis and family, Mrs. Junkkins, Mrs. MWGiffin, Mrs. Scott. -Mrs. Dudley, Mr. Covert, Mr. J. B. Jacques, Mrs. McCullough, Alr. Broad FREIOGHT LIST. Power & Bro. 1154 packages; McKnight 1 to- & Co., Ft. Shaw, 1210; WacKerlin & Co. ited 471; Spencer & Co. 4; Steel & Co. 16; un- Lanuing 22; Peck and Lacy 18; C. R. Scof the fin 1; BYank Northern Montana 33; Mrs. Es T. P. T . Helena, 33; C. ehman 34; all , 1'F. SI:ueors 2; J. T. X2Ward 1i Sanf ord 1ion & E OaH 1; M. 'reinio 10; J. ID. ettetu ulV j: lijicranr Eros. 88; Morse & Brogan ,' i;S. Keati. .~ 23: i'rtis r & IBrooksl1; A. i M-. 1, )r. rTIurner 3; R. S. Culbertson, v J, 1 Jo lur-;a re. 2' Jere. Sulivn 13. .'.I . J.tlnes, : I G.C. Aekin, 7; R. . I- FoPrd. 1; X1 . . 2;C. J. Knowles, 2; J. i- Todd, I ; Chas. Miller, 1 ; Geo. Steell, 7; lmt fI rlhber - & INath, 7; P. Miller, 2; Jno, It Caruohers, 2; W. B. Edga:r, 2: L S. Gos~, xA ,; v. S. Gov ,. 216; M'" Is J. KenedyV, 1I yI C.G. Birdseves 25 O. If. Churchill, 1' a ... .. Joinso!. 19 head of ,erseyv caule. ItoS -:'oe Tuesdai:jy's Da:iLy.j er Jimy ...rnout, of Ili1h wood, will sow n- 140 acres in oats ahis year. it Have you tried one ;f those hulb punches Sat the Choteau House Evelmange The Iion. R. S. Ford and faumily have d returned to Sun river ater spe ndig thei winter in Kentucky. s i'he Choteau House Exchange sells Havan .cigars exclusively. They are the best to be efotnd in the town. n Roosevelt wants every one to know that he carries the largest stock of wall paper in theL Territory, and all of the very prettiest patterns. e The barbers of Benton have agreed to close their shops at 2 o'clock on Sunday af q-ternoons. Hereafter no customer will be e attended to after that hour. Neil McIntyre, of PBentolt, has taken up . a ranch in the Sag', some three or four miles from the Shonkin. lie proposes to put five acres in grain. Mr. T. A. Cummings will build a two story frame building on the old jail corner. Frank Combs will commence the work of laying the foundation to-morrow. 1. G. Baker & Co., haitters to the town of Fort D1enIon, have at mamIalnloth setck just received and of the very latest styles. Avoid sul stro,ke by getting one of their nobbvy straw hats-. - ( A trem endous thunder sti:om raged in tna Helena to-day. Mr. Davis, the telegraphi i me operator here, inforltis us that there cainme over the I! ellna wire to this end ofthe line a shock of electricity which spent it- ha` self in his oAlice in a brilliiulit tlash one or Kei two' i'chels long'. wal Dick !HarlTey ras been :iIound turning everyone green with envy by showing a 1 specimen of ore fromi the O'Brien lead of gen the 'ontanal Di tract, in which he is inter- con ested. It is said to a".-:o.y $1,000 to the ton and one c:-:- very ir'wally believe it after seeing the Ueliet- of slver in the esti i -, vn . e ile hands of M esss . er k Ciraml~nbel, Iy A. (. Yird ha vin sold his interest to Gt e rge CamI'bllll. The new management Swill v xerti in order that the i Ch* ifouse may lose none of its well de Cerved ri-,,atin fior go od, well cook oed, aild served by1 polite and attentive Mr , . V. S. a i;ker l;as returned from the Sea.t, bringin'g his spoils with him in the sThpe of a tremenidouis stok of dry-goods I for his ilam Ut t:;de & De Lorimier. Mr. . Baker has ict-eed ecery article of this tock iith ,the grea.test care and Benton 0e111. : wiltl r in a f - days vwhen the Sioxst. are oip ,ned tha1t Mr. Baker has not been idi.l g in the east. . ,s , lt . and W eirick have re I, i,:,d f", Joa : 0 visit t the 3on tnia District ?~nl .t a with ge; enithusiaslmi of the lea ,L saw ard - -,peciaiey of the home -stake atn, Queen of the hlills. On the lat Ster a cut has been run and a twelve foot breast obtainoed. Tie ore taken out al ready in two weeks labor on this cut amounts to rifty tonS of an estimated value of $10,000. Mr. M. E. Miliner returned on the flelena, and we were heartily glad to wel come him hack. A four month's dalliance w ith the " flesh pots" of the East seems only to confirm his love for Montana. He will devote himself with renteed energies to his business of cattle raising, and the imnprovement of the conditions under which the industry is carried on in this portion of Montana. The thought and labor of one man like Mr. Miner can do much in this direction. A contract was given to-day to Messrs. Tweedy, Combs and Wilton for the erec tion of a brick building for Gaus & Klein on Front street. It will be twenty-five by one hundred feet, with a fifteen and one half foot story and basement eight feet deep. The building will be constructed with reference to the addition of another story at no distant day, and also to the i building of another similar structure by the side of the one in question. The Rr:conrt building narrowly escaped ti destruction by fire this morning. Smoke was seen issuing from the W. & E. Min- E ing Co.'s office about six o'clock this morn- c ing and on breaking into the room it was found that a fire had made considerable headway, a book case being in flames and some curtains, papers, and clothing al ready consumed. A few buckets of water sufficed to extinguish the flames. The origin of the fire is a mystery, but proba- I bly was started by a cigar stub being ear lessly thrown away. We have to thank the friends who assisted in saving our handsome building. An nldian iurderea. li About ten days ago a Chippewa Indian f left Joe Farmer's place on Milk river with e about twenty buffalo robes which he was t taking into Benton to sell. The Indian 8 said he would return immediately, but as : day after day passed and he did not appeari Joe Farmer started out to hlQk him up, a fearing that some <accident had befallen i his friend. Near thi -big Dry Lakes op- a posite the Bear RPaw Mountains he came e 'upon the dead ,body :of the Indian yi.th d three bullet holes n itit 3Je buriedthe t ItIiMURPHY, NEEL & CO., Scof Mrs. 1 34; WHOLEMSALE AND RIETAIL DEALERS IN ford etu, 1GRO1CERIES, J U, =I ;i Wines, Liquors and Cigars. 1: HARDWARE! les Iron and Steel! Miners and Blacksmith Tools, Iron Roofing, ro e SCUTT'S FOUR-POINT BARBED WIRE, p TIN W-TARE Ilorseý and Mule Shoes, Wagon Timbers, Cooking and Heating Stores, Crockery and Queensware, Tents and Wagon Covers, Sheep Tobacco, Schuttler Wagons, Buckeye Machines, l1ay Rakes, Harrows, Drags, Plows and" Wagons, and the genuine SINGER SEWING 3lAHl:TIINIES. Our stock is complete in every department, bought at bottom figures direct froam mIanufacturea and packers. We are fully prepared to offer our customersevery Induce nient of the market. Carrying ats we do the largest stock of strictly pure Liquors in the Territory. We have always on hand a full supply of the Celebrated Carlisle Hume and Taylor's Kentucky Sour Mash and O'I)onnell's Blue Ribbon "OK" Whiskeys, and Schlitz Mil vwaukee Beer. S aving the largest store and fire proof warehouse in Benton. WYe shall transact a general receiving and forwarding business. All Wool, Ilidea and general merchandise consigned to our care will receive prompt and careful attention. Our Eastern buyer purchases the entire stock for four large Wholeaale and Retail establishments. Thus enabling us to meet the closest competition. Don't fall to come and see us when you visit Benton. Murphy, Neel $ Co. From Wednesday's daily. Hioghwood, Belt, and Shonkin creeks are booming. e Mr. M. A. Flannagan has gone East to purchase goods for his store. The steamer Far West has been dis charging freight at the Coal Banks all 1 day. e John Fisher is putting up a decidedly it al fresco saloon structure on St. John street. - Mr. L. II. Rosencraus and his bride were t welcomed back to Benton with the Big e H!Iorn's arrival. Treasurer Hunsberger and Joe Cald well are after the license payers who happen to t be in arrears. Another shipment of fifty head of cattle t was sent down the river on the Nellie Peck, by Ace Sample. Mr. S. A. Robertson, foreman in the RECORD office, has been ill and confined to his room for several days. To-morrow, Ascension DIay, Bishop Brewer will hold services in the Episcopal church at eleven o'clock. The boss saddle of them all is the Iron Fork tree mounted and sold by Sullivan & Goss. Heavy and light team harness, shop made, to be had at their establishment. Jim Rutherford says that Indian war parties have been prowling around on the Teton, near the scene of the late raid, and have made one or two recent attempts to run off stock. If the ladies will kindly curb their im patience for a day or two until Baker & DeLorimier get their'boxes open, that firmi will be grateful. But they are already dis playing ladies suits to which attention is invited. The erepreentatives of the Benton Cloth ing houses, Mr. S. Genzberger, for Gans & Klein, arnd Mr. A. Nathan for Hirshberg & Nathan, returned on the Black Hills, each bringing with him a large lot of mer chandise, We learn from the Benton gentlemen who have lately returned from Bismarck,) that those young ladies of that city who visited us last year, contemplate another excursion up the river-probably on the steamer Wyoming. iWe hope that they will not let that idea languish, but will come by all means. It would be a cruel disappointment to us who have been counting the days until their return if the summer should pass without their prom ised visit. Near Stevenson an old gentleman, father of young Erickson, formerly employ, ed by Power & Bro. in Benton, but now with Spencer, Bros. -of White Sulphur Springs, fell overboard from the BIh Horn while ed~av~oring to dip - up a cup-ftill of water. He managed to keep afioat until a yawl, sent to his rescue, picked him up. But he had been ill just before the accident aud was in nto ceodition to throw rff the effects ofthe Jchill waters, ..Oe diejl two dlays afterwards and was buried about I forty miles be:ow Fort Buford. A rousta- I bout fell overboard at one- of the wood ' yards near Buford and was: neve seem agar.~ When the Big HIorn was a short distance 1e below the mouth of the Musselshell on her recent up-river trip, a quarrel occurred to between two roustabouts over the fact that one had taken the place at table which s_ belonged to the other. The negro who ill claimed the place seized a butcher knife and gashed the usurper in the back of the neck inflicting a wound which came very near being mortal. The man who did the cut ting was chained up on the deck with the intention of handing hinm over to the U. 8. authorities on arrival of the boat at Benton. But as soon as she touched here the negro -who had meanwhile managed to break i his chain-leaped overboard and wading o to the shore mingled with the crowd and escaped. He was last heard of going to le ward the Teton. He is a young, tall, spare e man peculiarly colored by reason of his being part Indian, is cross-eyed and had eon at the time of his escape a Scotch cap, o blue jean trowsers and checked flannel shirt. The case occurring on the river and outside of any organized county is one for the government to take cognizance of. The man who was cut is convalescent. A1 Arrival of the Resebta4nd RigF leorma P The fast steamer Rosebird arrived this morning having been only ten days out r from Bismarck. Her captain isT. . An s derson and the popular Ed. F. Higbee is in I the orice. The following is her PASSENGER LIST. Win. A. Fuller, W. J. Demorest, Mr. ThuInly, S. Waters and man, Win. Scan Ion, J. S. Buford, S. 1) Smith, Chad. Smith, Topeka, M. Hendrickson, Jno. 'Tague, Pat. Boyle, C. S. Ingersoll, Jno. Branulnan and W. Hinburn. FREIGHT LIST. W.S. Wetzel 943 packages; W. S. Wet zel one car of lumber, doors and sash; ii. Foley 1 package; A. M. Holter 333; A. P. Curtin 617; P. Jones 3; Goldberg& F. 10; Murphy, Neel & Co. 921; Lee Eisengberg 7; T. J. Todd 1; I. G. Raker & Co. 1. The Big Horn, another boat of the "old reliable" Coulson Line, also tied up here last night. W. Braithwaite is the boat's captain and J. A. Hays, clerk, a gentle-. man who hands us the following carefully prepared MANIFEST. W. S. Wetzel 1068 packages; Murphy, Neel & Co. 1237; Kleinachmfdt & Bro. 467; W. H. Burgess 374; Hirshberg & Nathan 213; A. M. /Holter & Bro., Helena, 196; I. G. Baker & Co. 139; Baker & De Lorimier 112; Gans & Klein 103; A. P. Curtin, Helena, 17; . Foley 15; L. H. Rosencrans 13; W. G. Conrad 2; C. E. Conrad 1; W. S. Evans 1; J. B. Smith, Macleod, 1; Dr. Stone, Helena, 2; W. L. McMillan 1; W. 0. Wheally 1. PA&SSENGEIR TAST. L. H. IRoencrans and wife, R. W. Smith, A. Nathan, s. Genzberger, W. S. Baker, Robert Pfaeutdner and family,: B. Goessni, F. Goessmann, Sophia Goess mann, C. :M. Houston, A. G. Catann, C . But.shll and wife, P. H. Donoa -. Sa1shell) W. A WVaite, Win. eqig , ýellison.