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Wnn!on ·Lnd e,No, 25, A. F. & A.M.
Re;ular Communications of the above named lodg are held at 7 p. In. on the first afd third S.tu.lrvays ',f ach month. Members of sister oLg's aH ds>Journing brethren are cordially in te,1 attend. rIJE TUS PAYNE, W. fM. p. 1ROLFE, Secretary. OITEARI LODGE, No. 11, 1. O. O. F. j reglaer meeting of the above Lodge will be ta1,d on Wednesday evening ot each week attheir Lodge room in this city. Sojourning brothers are, iordlllly invited to attend. CHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. o. F. .31 cari'H', Secretary. Church Servrces. EPISCOPAL CHURCH. S.rvlce. will be held every Sunday at the Epis c<rpal C(;hurch, at 11 a. m., and at 7 p. m. Sunday echool lat 12:30 p. m. A :ordisl invitation is ex ;t ti I to all. REV. S. C. BLACKISTON, Resident Pastor. CONORE( ATIONAL. c1ev. I). L. Leonard, under the auspices of the A tusricain Home Missionary Society, is holding ,:rvlcee at the Court House twice each Sabbath, at ii a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at 12 a.m. The publii, gienerall1 are invited to attend. NOTICE TO ALL. The RECORD Ihas duly contracted under the printing law to do all the legal adver tihing; and public printing for which Cho nieau county is chargeable, and has flied thilO nd required by law. NOTICE. 'Tlhe I)ALY RECORD will be delivered by carrier at any house in town for 50 l'li..' ;t Iweek. LO CAL NEWS Frn W\elnnsday's daily. 'iThe round-up party e atfitted at Power's. bcharter Oak cook stoves of all sizes at Wackerlin's. Mr. J. H. MeKuight returned to Fort Shaw this morning. Barbed wire fencing nails, an.! refriger ators at Wackerlin's. Garden tools, spades, hoes, rakes and sprinklers at Wackerlin's. Crockery and glassware and bar fixtures of all kinds at Wackerlin's. The work on W. S. Wetzel's new house on the hill is progressing finely. Baker & Co.'s stock of dry goods is now unpacked and ready to captivate the ladies. 1 Wilton finished burning his first kiln of 150,000 bricks to-day at noon. Another kiln is ready for the fire. Mr. F. W. Rossman, late of Chicago, now occupies a position in the dry goods C goods department of Power & Bro.'s store. To-morrow Keilhauer,s boat will com- a mence making trips to his quarry up the river and bring down a large quantity of d cut stone for builder's use. Gentlemen's underwear," hosiery and tl clothing at Baker's store will be sold this week at the very lowest prices. Between thirty and forty lodges of Cree Indians and half-breeds are at Carroll in w the employ of Massie and Tyler tanning s the remainder of their winter's robe catch. We saw to-day on a horse ridden by Joe ol Ptrudholnmme a hand-mnade horse-hair bridle c1 of complicated pattern which it took that gentleman three winters to complete. It lo is valued at $90. Dr. Johnl W. Power will soon have the B swell turn out of the town in the way of a single rig. Thie buggy is here from Con- cr nolly'.s celebrated factory, and a stylish di new horse has been sent for. at Massie and Tyler's robes were being graded by buyers tu-day and it is their opinion that the lot is the finest ever brought to Benton. They had not been th sold at the time we go to presps. Mr. John O'Leary, who has been eni gaged this spring in Butte in adjusting the machinery of some of the largest mining th and milling works there, is at the Choteau House on iris way to America. The negt ,o cut by another reustabout on W thie Big IHorn on her last trip to Benton is had a close call from erysipelas, which set to in a short time after he was taken to the to jail. IHis condition is now much improv ed and his wound is healing rapidly. sp A school will be opened in Hughes City otl on June 1set. There are some eighteen orp twenty children there of school age, and of thrlough the exertions of Mr. P. HI. Hughes a competent teacher has been found for x them in Miss Lizzie Bender, of HIelena. DI)r. Goodrich, the dentist, has a new op- th erating chair, with bracket attachment for holding his instruments, at his rooms in the Chotean House. The good Doctor leaves nothing undone to make it as easy i ad possible for the poor unfortunates who i come into his hands. His new chair is bei very handsome and as comfortable as, we presume, any dentist's chair can be. From Thursday's Daily.J Mr. Richard Clendenin, of Martinsdale, is in tOWin. Payne & Keenan have finished a mon strous sign for Belanger &4 Boissonneault, merchants at Maiden. Messrs. Spaulding and Anderson with guitar and banjo serenaded a favored few of our people last night. A party of four cattle men, Kyle Price, IW. G. Allen, William Bickett and R. E. Brandt, all of Chestnut, is registered at the Overland. A fellow, who was caught with an over coat in his possession which had been miss. ed from Hirshberg & Nathan's pile, was arrested last night. Maiu & Dennis have started their beef herd north. Forty dollars was paid for mnany of the steers and they were hard to buy even at that price. A darkey called Buffalo, is in the cooler. lie was arrested by officer Scott for having broken open cases of beer on the levee be longing to W. S. Wetzel, and for stealing and selling the property. Mr. J. H. Emery, wife and motherarriv ed by private conveyance from Helena this morning and are at the Choteau House. Mr. Emery wili be in town several days before going to Gold Run, where he is to assume the secretaryship of the Cleudenin Mining and Smelting Company.. Massie and Tyler's robes were sold yes terday to Power & Bro, who paid $700 for 108 robes. C. E. Conrad was the next bid der and his bid was only fourteen and one-half cent per robe less. Mr. Conrad bought a smaller lot of picked robes at r about $7.50 each. Mr. Sylvain Levy is in Benton solicit ing orders for the kt. Louis liquor honse of Charles Rebstock & Co. which he repre sents. Rebstock & Co. with their numer ous distilleries are known to the trade everywhere and buyers can get the fairest of treatment at their hands, and save the e profit of middlemen by placing orders with Mr. Levy. o. A. White is again in Benton, stillin the cigar trade, but not with the house he re - presented on his former visit. He has the good fortune this time to solicit orders for one of the largest tobacco importing and manufacturing houses in America-that Y of John S. Bowman & Co. of San Francis co. Mr. White's circuitis Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. The Sherif went out to the round-up camp last night and returned with three t cow-boys who did the shooting on the e streets the night before last, to the great terror of women and children. They plead guilty before Judge Tattan this morning and were fined forty dollars and costs, or seventy dollars. Judge Tattan is perfectly right in suppressing on the start what, if allowed to go on uncheck ed, might prove a great nuisance-this banging of the cow-boy's pistol whenever he comnies to town. The thing may be ever so harmless in its intent, as it was in this instance, but it frightens nervous women and has a demoralizing effect up the town. Untrue. It has been rumored in town and in the country roundabout that there is small pox in Benton. We have, however, the authority of Dr,. Atkisson for the state ment that this rumor is wholly untrue. There is not a case of small pox or va rioloid in town, or near town. The following certileate effectually dis poses of the rumor: BENTON, May 25th, 1882. W. HI. Hunt, Jr., Collector of Customsr, and the Sanitary Committee of Fort 1 Benton: i I hereby certify that there has been no a small pox in Fort Benton or vicinity. [Signed] ATKISSOx, M. D. s. From Friday's Daily. of The country is suffering for rain. r The Red Cloud passed Buford on the 4th inst. , R. T. Hill, of Assinnaboine, is at the is Overland. Mr. Fred. Kanouse paid the Old Agency 1_ a visit the other day. te Todd & Co. are supplying the whole Ju )f dith Basin with liquors and cigars. For the Earl & Wilson collars and cufs, d the best made, call at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. is Messrs. John and Andrew Hay returned to their Arrow creek ranch this morning. e Ringwald Bros. & Co. hung their '"big 1 watch" in place to-day. It is the most con g spicuous sign in town. The Benton & Helena Stage Company's e office is now located at Gans & Klein's e clothing stare on Front street. The small lots of skins, deer, elk, ante t lope, etc., have been bought in about equal amounts by Wetsel, Power & Bro., and e Baker & Co. For silverware, embracing cake stands, cruet stands, cups, butter-dishes, pickle dishes and a variety of other articles, call at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. For the boss unlaundried shirts call at I. G. Baker & Co.Ys. They sell them so cheap that you cannot resist buying one at the price.. I. G. BAKER & CO. The Shonkin and Basin round-up party Is camped on Sand Coolee. The party num bers about sixty men who have among them some three hundred head of horses. O. G. Dennis, who went from Benton to Winnipeg a little more than a month ago, is on the Red Cloud and is coming to Ben ton on his way to the North-West Terri tory. Charley Crawford's stables are receiving splendid patronage. He was obliged the other night to turn away customers, every place in his commodious stable being full of horses. Barker's dullness this season is much exaggerated. Prof. Foss was obliged te send to Benton for laborers the other day, there not being men enough in the camp to supply the demand, Tommy Dyball has been heard from at Maiden where he has united his fortunes with those of a bull camp. The news came indirectly but there is no doubt about his being well and hearty. Twenty loads of pestilence breeding refuse are carted daily beyond the town's limits by supervisor Smith. Benton is coming gradually to a cleanly condition. Let the good work go on. The Rev. Fr. Imoda arrived from St. Peter's Misson on this afternoon's coach and will remain in Benton until July 1st. Services will be held at the Catholic church, at the usual hours every Sunday, until further notice. Our types lessened Power & Bro.'s' pur chase of Massie & Tyler's robes yesterday to 108, when the true number was 1,008, seven thousand dollars being paid for them. It was the largest sale made in this market for a long time. Mr. Naph. B. Greenfe*der, representa tive of the well-known Greenfelder Bros. 1 Manufacturing Company, of St. Louis, has t been making a tour of the Territory and is now taking orders for drugs and grocer- t ies from Benton merchants. He is stay ing at the Choteau House. t We learn that the mounted police start ed after the Gree Indians, who were men- I tioned yesterday in connection with a pro- f posed raid upon Northern Montana, and captured the whole party, brhiglng them back to Fort Walsh. There are rumors of a row with the policemen and some shoot ing, but the report lacks confirmation. Major J. W. ?atrck in the District t Court huis brought tro suit gainst theI Northwestte rnn T rioar CmpUy es- one claiming $2,000 damages for having for been put off the boat, General Meade, and id- the other for $500, compensation for ser .nd vices as nurse for the persons who died on .ad the recent up-river trip of the Meade. at Several cases were disposed of to-day in Judge Tattan's court. A mounted police !it- man held for vagrancy was discharged of upon his promise to leave town. The al re- leged beer thief, Buffalo, was released for er- want of evidence to convict. Walter Mar Lde tin (probably this name is an alias), the est overcoat thief, plead guilty and was sent he up for thirty days. And Tom O'Gorman ith was tried for petty larceny in stealing Ma jor Walker's coat from the Choteau House. he The jury found him guilty, with a recom .e- mendation to mercy. Peg-leg was sent he up for twenty days. 'or - Fd From Saturday's daily. tat The Shonkin District round-up is ex is- pected on Highwood on Monday. .h, Geo. F. Conly, of Sun river, and'J. M. Bird, of Butte, are at the Overland. ap Ed. Smith's bull train is loading with4 ee lime for Benton at the Belt creek lime he kiln. he The river is again on the rise and now n. stands thirty-three inches above low-water De mark. ty The Ming round-up party left Jimmy e Arnoux's place on Highwood this morn ing for Jack Harris's ranch. C. W. Bayliss and Robert Rob4y whose o r ranch is on Wolf creek near Atelope r Buttes, are at the Overland, in Iknton. h is Messrs. Bucksen, Tillotson and others s are the first to take advantage of the warm e ,. weather and have on hand delicious ice c cream. Mr. H. S. Johnson went to the Coal b Banks to visit his brother, Dr. R.W. John- C e son, U. S. A., stationed there, whom he has I 11 not seen for four years. a] W. C.Warner, a watchmaker and jewel er, lateofNew York, but more recently p: from Helena, has come to Benton and is fr now in the employ of Ringwald Bros. &n Co. He has had many years experience H and is a finished workman. W. A. Cameron has leased of J. C. Bou- m rassa a stand next door to the latter's sa- F loon, and carpenters are at work changing pc its interior, putting up shelves, &c., for a ar s sample room which Mr. Cameron is about it starting. He will have a choice stock of liquors, cigars, confectionery and canned w: goods. ru Benton seems to have caught only the ki edge of the shower this afternoon. It rain- fel ed for three hours at points four miles from TI town, and every coulee runs a large stream he of water. The farmers, especially those tu who are experimenting with the bench lands, are feeling in much better spirits since the rain. The recruits for Fort Shaw were full of the whiskey a few hours after getting off the inj boat and a four handed rough and tumble W fight on Front street this afternoon was att the result. There was considerable goug- ni ing and scratching, but the participants in da the affair were too drunk to do one another MI much damage. fro The General Sherman arrived this morn- pa ing at half past ten o'clock and left for Bis- in marck at noon. The Sherman brought up goi about thirteen tons of government freight qu and a detachment of recruits for Fort Shaw, under command of Lieut. Stouch who with his wife and servant were pas- . sengers on the boat. The Shertnan left eighty tons of freight at the Coal Banks. '1 Coyotes were never so plentiful in the the Belt creek, Box Elder and Sand Coulee thi country as they are at tne present. Shep- ton herds report the destruction of an unusual boa number of lambs. It has been suggested by a prominent sheep man that a bounty I of fifty cents per head be placed by shep- Pai herds in the vicinity mentioned upon Sm eoyote scalps. A hundred dollars expend- Jol ed in this way would add greatly to the Mr profits of sheep raising. wi For two months or more from this date Belt creek will be impassable at the saw mill crossing, and Benton is practically cut Co of from the valuable trade of the Box 1; Elder and Sand Coulee trade. About the La time that a ferry is put in across the Mis- LaC souri at the mouth of Sun riverand that loa trade is lost to our town, Benton will be- Ne gin to realize how short sighted she has For been in not having secured that trade by bridging Belt creek as should have been pac done long ago. ind' From Mr. R. P. Walker who returned last night from the round-up camp on the Marias, we learn that a courier came into the camp the night before last and report ed having seen a war party of two hundred Cree Indians near the Sweet Grass hills. The Indians were reported looking after the road-up horses, and the news created much uneasiness among the cattlemen. A vigilant guard was posted, and prepara tio's made for giving the red skins a warm reception. We think, however, that the rumor is false, and that it will be found that the party is identical with that men tioned in yesterday's RECORD as having been turned back to Cypress by mounted policemen. On Monday Mr. Edmund Ingersoll leaves Benton for the line of the North Pacific railway, where he goes to take charge of a particularly difficult piece of construction work. The fine reputation which Mr. Ingersoll earned for himself while an engineer employed in building the Hastings & Dakota and other Minne sata railways has made his services sought for this work and once more he takes the field, returning to the profession for which he was thoroughly educated and is by na ture specially adapted. It is decidedly complimentary to Mr. Ingersoll's abilities that the North Pacific people should have thus sought him out and placed so impor tant a work in his hands. We hope that he will soon return and carry out a proposed plan for opening with Mr. Chas. G. Grif fith, an engineering office in Benton. lom Mondaza daily. Half-breed saddle-trees at Sullivan A Goss'. The Chestnut round-up is at Fort Shaw to-day. Charley Crawford and John reen went to San river thismo ning. ig Mr. S. Kohlberg returned from a visit Ad to Helena on Sunday night. r- The rush of stockmen for saddles still >n continues at Sullivan & Goss'. Mr. Geo. M. Reeves and wife, of Helena, in are in Benton en route for Maiden. id Bishop Brewer and G. E. Ingersoll were - passengers on to-day's coach for Helena. >r Smoke the Choteau Belle cigar, made ex r pressly for Jere Sullivan's trade at the Cho e teau House Exchange. it The old 'snipe drive' racket was success n fully worked on a pilgrim aboard the Jose phine on her up river trip. Messrs. A. B. Hamilton and A. C.Warn L- er, of Old Agency, arrived this afternoon it and are at the Choteau House. Baker & Co.'s tiain, in charge of Iowa Cathers, arrived from Fort Macleod and unloaded 839 beef hides to-day. S. N. Dickey, of Box Elder; and W. H. Armor, Deputy Internal Revenue Collec tor, of Helena, are at the Overland. John F. Murphy is on duty with Crane & Green and will remain there so long as a Mr. Green is away on the round-up. R. S. Price, of White Sulphur Springs, is at the Ckoteau House receiving and for r warding goods purchased on his late east ern trip. The General Sherman took down eight prisoners, deserters from Assinnaboine, bound for many years in the military pris on at Fort Leavenworth. "Windy," with his usual kindness of heart,'has been around getting money to send Jimmy Broderick, an old-time freight er very low with consumption, to the Pa cific coast. The services of Miss Addie Steell have e been secured as teacher of the school at Old Agency, which was opened last week. i The Teton parents are to be congratulated an the fact. Paris Gibson & Son received on the Jose phine another lot of thoroughbred Merinos C from the Campbell herd of Windsor, Ver mont. Forty rams were sold to Brooks & Hilger and put off the boat at Claggett. We hear it rumored that lately when the mounted police were about to move from Fort Walsh, intending to abandon that post, the Indians rallied in great numbers b' and made such threats the police deemed a it unwise to attempt a removal. Smith, a mulatto, formerly of Benton P where he was a partner with Spaulding in at running a barber shop, has of late been keeping a hurdy house in Maiden, the th female attraction being colored women. az The other day three men broke into the house and "held up" the imnates to the sl tune of over six hundred dollars. Ia Good News. O1 ____. to A short time ago ten South Piegans from be the Blackfoot Agency went north intend- pi ing to set the Crees near Fort Walsh afoot. co When near the place where they were to attempt the stealing, they made camp at Sc night in the brush to await the cover of so darkness before commencing operations. he Meantime a Cree had observed the party M from the top of a butte, and summoning a he party, they went for that crowd of Piegans si in good style killing nine outwright. One frI got away badly wounded and has subse- Hi quently died, wi The Josephine. - W. H. GovLD, Master, J. S. COULSON. Clerk. The Josephine arrived this afternoon the second time she has come to Benton in e this month of May. She brings about 240 . tons of freight, the largest cargo that any 1 boat has brought up this year. 1 PASSENGER LIST. F. Tyler, J. W. Morgan, J. G. Massey, Parker, Mrs. Shores, John Shorey, Geo. Smith, Brandy, W. H. Watson, White, John Ettern, T. Gibson, Chas. S. Gibson, Mrs. Martin and family, Gus. Sterling and wife, Mr. Johnson, Joe Kipp, E. Abbott. MANIFEST: I. G. Baker & Co., 2 packages; W. G. Conrad, 1; J. T. Stanford, 1; J. Sullivan, 1; HI. Blanchard, 2 boxes H. H. goods; I. Marks, Helena, 10 cases M. water; Peck & Lacey, 1 wagon; Murphy, Neel & Co., car load agricultural implements; Murphy, Neel & Co., 250 cases oil; J. B. Smith, Fort Macleod, 35 packages merchandise; W. S.Wetzel, (marked M. Foley & Co.) 107 packages; W. S. Wetzel, 146 packages Mndse., 250 cases beer and 40 barrels whis ky; Clark, Conrad & Curtin, Helena, 878 packages mdse., car load stoves, car load iron and car load horse shoes; A. M. Hol ter & Bro., Helena, 665 packages; Baker & De Lorimier, 13; W. H. Burgess, 1400; W. J. Minar, 76; Gans & Klein, 83; Hirsh berg & Nathan, 76; Kleinschmidt & Bro., 50; Crane & Green, 13; A. B. Snell, 1; L. H. Rosencrans, 7; P. Gibson & Son, 1 car load sheep; B. Tierney, 2 barrels whisky; Frank Lewis, Cora Creek, 3 barrels whis ky; F. A. Janeaux, Reed's Fort, 11 bar rels whisky; McAdow & Dexter, Ander sonville, 10 barrels whisky; T. C. Power & Bro., 35 bales robes; I. G. Baker & Co., 41 packages. rFrom Tuesday'sDaily.] J. D. Weatherwax is registered at the Overland. The windows are being put in the new hotel. Mr. Charles G. Griffith returned to Belt creek to-day, The second of the Building Association's houses, a brick structure, has been com menced. S. N. Dickeys band of sheep on Box El der is for sale, their owner intending to engage in the cattle bnsiness. Lynch & Flint's ferry is having a new side added, by which its speed and carry ing power will be increased. M". Charley Mayne has taken a position inT. J. Todd & Co.'s liquel house for the summer. Major J. W. Wallace and his daughter Miss Edith, of the Judith, are at the Cho teau House. Mr. Ben. Rich of the same place, is at the Centennial. Walter Patrick arrived from Fort Mac leod to-day. Baker's bull train which he bihngs in from the north is camped on the 1 Teton to-night. Twenty thousand fresh pure Havana cigars at the Cahtee" vouse : per. I I 'isit Shearing crews are being organized al ready; some of the Belt creek sheep men itill will commence shearing as early as June 5th. na, Governor Brooks Is having a fancy team harness made at Sullivan & Goss' shop ere that will be the envy of the whole Judith na. Basin. Joe Smith received sixty-two dollars yes terday for the whole lot of fun he had Sun day with the windows ot a Main street bagnio. 88 Evans and Hale's wood is coming down the Shonkin in good style this spring and a thousand cords have been already n- taken out of the water at the mouth of that on stream. It is apart of their unsuccessful drive of last spring when some fourteen va hundred cords lodged in the canyon with ad the falling of the creek. Mr. J. W. Morgan, of Dubuque, Iowa, El. brother of our esteemed fellow townsmen c- Tom Morgan, was an arrival on the steam er Josephine. Mr. Morgan was for many me years foreman in the well-known Connel as ly carriage and wagon factory in Dubuque. He has taken charge of Frank Lepper's s, wagon shop in Benton. r- Mrs. Paul McCormack, of Junction City, ,t- Custer Co., arrived by Helena stage Sun day evening, after an extended visit to her - ot old home at New Chicago, Deer Lodge Co. e, She will visit friends in Benton until the g_ arrival of the steamer Butte, on which she will take passage to Bismarck, at which ,ý point she will join her husband, and go o thence to Chicago, where Mr. McCormack will lay in a large stock of goods for the Yellowstone trade. The Josephine left for Bismarck this e morning. t The latest styles of fine boots and shoes " have been received at Gans & Klein's. d The law office of W. B. Settle, being built by W. S. Wetzel, is going up fast. Messrs. Tyler and Massie returned to s Carroll this morning on the Josephine. The Josephine took down to Bismarck 180 sacks of potatoes, ordered by telegraph. The tinest lot of hats ever brought to Montana can now be seen at Gans & Klein's. New goods of every description are now being opened out at Gans & Klein's, go and see them. m J. W. Bower, of Spring Creek, and Dr. m Parberry, of White Sulphur Springs, are at the Choteau House. Forty-one was the lucky throw that won the rifle at the raffle at Wilson's saloon, and V. K. Goes was the lucky thrower. wl Major Ed. Dunne found a half breed sleeping a drunken sleep on his premises last evening. The breed showed fight when ge ordered to go and the Major was obliged ce to Sullivanize him one under the right ear before he would drop the stone he had picked up to do damage to the Major's esI countenance. an The Indian who drew a knife on George Scott while that officer was arresting him some time ago, is a dangerous man. Lately he had trouble with Wilkins, of the Eight Mile Springs, and was fired out of the house in consequence. He made the war - sign to Wilkins who responded with a shot from a Winchester and barely missed him. He is one of a party of vagabond Indians who frequent the Teton and supplies In dian thieves and other renegades with pro visions. Judge Tattan held a seance with a num ber of offenders this afternoon in the Police Court and dispensed justice as follows: "Pretty Bob" received a fine of $116.50 for his flourishing of a revolver night be- Fo fore last. A bull-whacker named Osmond got $19.50 for a breach of the peace. An- im other named Smith was discharged on his ho] promise to leave town, and Cal. Winters, up the owner of an educated pony which in- t sisted, spite of all Winters could do, upon toh following a man into a saloon, was docked he $19.50. The school fund is getting a ben- hm efit. ho atfal Llrgwa.ld Broe. If there is anyone in Benton who has not yet visited Harry Ringwald in his new quarters next door to the postofeloe, he can have no idea of what a cozy little jewel of a store he has. The show cases are brilli ant with watches, jewelry and precious stones, and the busy ticking of the num berless clocks of all sizes and styles makes a pleasant sound, and reminds the visitor, if his watch is out of repair, to take it off and have it running as evenly as they do in afew days. Messrs. Ringwald Bros. have notonly the prettiest store in Benton but their goods are of superior quality and from a highly diversified stock, comprising jewelry of all kinds, watches of all makes, revolvers, field glass, quartz glasses and so on to the end of the chapter. The repair ing of watches is made a specialty, and we believe it is done by Mr. Ringwald in man ner equal to that of the best eastern work men. The firm is an enterprising one ful ly up with the times, and their store is filled with eastern novelties. Mr. Harry Ringwald, manager of the Benton house, is not only possessed of superior business obilities, but has a polite and agreeable manner which makes it a pleasure to trade with him. Read their ad. in to-day's Rzcomn and give him a call. Death of Major R. L. Morris. Major Richard Lewis Morris of the Fifth Infantry, who died on May 6th, at Fort Assinnaboine, Montana, was born in this city in 1840. He graduated at Columbia College in 1860, and became clerk for a shipping firm. AL few months later he went to the war with Company K of the Seventh Regiment, of which he had been a member for some time. In May of 1861 he was appointed First Lieutenant of the Eighteenth Infpntry. He served as Ad jutant of the first battalion of his-regiment. until, on Dec. 31st, 1862, he was made a; Captain and brevetted Major for gallant conduct at Murfreesbore. He served throughout the war with the same regi ment, and afterward in the South and on the plains up to the time of his death. He was niade a full Major in February last of the Fifth Infantry, but was i transferred back into the Eighteenth. Thee funeral will take place next Monday morning from ýL : MURPHY, NEEL & CO., DP th WHOLEMALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN GROCERIES, y t Wines, Liquors and Cigars. h HARDWA R E Iron and Steel! iMiners and Blacksmith Tools, Iron Roofing, SCUTT'S FOUR-POINT BARBED WIRE, TIN WARE, Horse and Mule Shoes, Wagon Timbers, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Crockery and Queensware, Tents and Wagon Covers, Sheep Tobacco, Schuttler Wagons, Buckeye Machines, Hay Rakes, Harrows, Drags, Plows and Wagons, and the genuine SINGER SEWING MACHINES. Our stock is complete in every department, bought at bottom figures direct from manufactures and packers. We are fully prepared to offer our customers every induce ment of the market. Carrying as 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'Donnell's Blue Ribbon "OK" Whiskeys, and Schlitz Mil waukee Beer. Having the largest store and fire proof warehouse in Benton. We shall transset a general receiving and forwarding business. All Wool, Hides and general merchandise consigned to our care will receive prompt and careful attention. Our Eastern buyer purchases the entire stock for four large Wholesale and Retail establishments. Thus enabling us to meet the closest competition. Don't fail to come and see us when you visit Benton. Murphy, Neel Co. RECOVERY OF STOLEN HORSES. S But Look for Iore Thefts. A War Party Out. Some two weeks ago forty head of horses were stolen on the Teton by Cree Indians. A pursuing party was organized and fol 'wed the thieves into the Cree camp, near Fort Walsh. Complaint was made to the Mounted Police authorities and Col. Irvine immediately set about recovering the horses. The Indians' horses were rounded up and branded horses to the number of twenty-six were identified and turned over to their owners; these were all of the forty head that could be found at that time, but among them are some of the most valuable horses taken and include the Galbreath stallion and J. D. Weatherwax's animals. The Indians, especially the young bucks, t objected strenuously for a long time to giving up their plunder and declared that they would fight first; but the counsels of the older men finally prevailed. However, those who objected and parted so reluc tantly with the horses are determined to get even. They have taken the war-path and a large party had started, before the horses were fairly given up, for this side of the line, declaring their intention of making a grand clean up of horse flesh, and, moreover, of keeping them next time unless they were recovered after a fight. So we give ranchmen, especially those on the Teton and Marias, warning. Let them look sharp to their horses. A messenger was sent from Fort Walsh to spread the news of the war party's ap proach. The Teton party is expected to return to night. A detachment of mounted ,police men is acting as an escort. Hearty thanks are due Col. Irvine for the flim stand he took and the prompt measures through which the horses are back on their old range. LIST OF LETTERS. List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Fort Benton Postomc c, Choteau County, Montana Terri tory, May 81 1382: t Alexander Will H Morris Bernard t Adkins Rice Millar Herbert Allen A G Noren John Aughanger Frank Neubeth John Ashby A M Powers Michael Berrowman John Powell Henry A Butler W L Sowers Miss Hattie Belonja Charles Sherwoed E Belangy Charles Sage Miss yiaay Bates Jay Swift Thomas Cessna James P Bott Mrs A J Dorrell B J Slagle F M Gilkerson John O Steele Mrs Josephine a Gibbons C Swendeman S X Graf Jacob Stouch GW H Henkel H J Warner Miss Kate Hudson Rd 2 Wiley A C Hoyt Edgar Wilson TE B Krumm John Walker Gee P Dorin J Walton LD D In calling for letters on this list, please ? say "advertised." M. A. FLABrAAN, Postmaster. S` MA . RRBIED. QINN-HAAS-Attort Macleod, N.W. T., May 9th. by the Rev. Fr. Francis Scollen, Mr. Rich. a ard Quinn to Mrs. Sarah Haas, late of Missoula c county, Montana. HIED. CLAYT-InBenton, on Wednesday night, 24thin stant, of pneumonia, Pearl, daughter off Mrs. Ella Clay, aged 14 months. LANGFORD-In 5. Paul,Mina., on Wednesday, May 17th, 1881, Emma Caroline, wife of N. P.I Langlerd, t8merly ft Montana.t aHOLT.-Oaen9theSzthie, at Central City, Bar her District,Montas, of pnemeni, Henryi B. *5 a fotry yrss ii An Extraordinary Experience. On Front street to-day we noticed a pleasant faced Irishman dressed in a brown canvass suit with broad hat walking slow ly with the support of a stick. As the man passed an acquaintance remarked "That man has lately had a remarkable ex perience, which you readers would be in terested in knowing. Ask him and find out about it." Accordingly we accosted the man whose name is Robert Blake, and learned from him the following story : On the last day of April he started for Benton from Barker over the trail, intend ing to take the coach at Corn creek and thus save half fare. There are two trails one leading off toward Wolf creek and the other toward Baptiste Bro.'s ranch. Blake inadvertantly took the latter and had made considerable progress before discovering his mistake. He then decided to go to Ne son's ranch on Wolf creek, stay there over night and go to Mann's ranch next day. On the first of May he left Neson's. The day was warm, and about noon Blake was feeling so unwell with a raging headache that he decided to find a shade and sleep during the day and make up for lost time by night travel. Accordingly he made a pillow for himself of rubber boots and coat and fell asleep. This is the last he remem bers, and what happened during the six teen succeeding days, is : * a dream to him. He has vague mistly recolectiona of fancies that chased one another through his fevered brain. At one time he was a millionare, at another in conflict with wild beasts, talking to birds, and he had the various other vagaries of a delerious man. So the days were passed one after another until on thh 17th day of May, Blake was found by Jim Ellis sitting on the bank of a stream within a hundred yards of his house, his hands full of grass and thistle roots which he was eating. He had had no other food all this time and he was a mere skeleton as compared with normal physical condition. He had wandered about within a radius of 'ten miles from the spot where first the deliri um attacked him. Ellis had noticed his tracks but since Blake had wrapped the bottoms of his overalls around his feet their marks in the mud had been taken for the moccasined print of Indians' feet. The ground of one spot where Blake is supposed to have been for eight days or more is torn up all around in his search after roots. He was delirious for twodays after being found. Ellis took him into his cabin against Blake's protestations and kindly cared for him, finally bringing him to town for medical assistance. His feet were in a horrible condition, his boots be ing left behind when he had lost his reason many of the toe nails came of, bad blist ers and callous spots were on the bottoms and on the upper sides were bruises and cuts. For a week or more he could only crawl about. Blake is an industrious fellow, and he asked us to say that if there was any one who wishe" his road tax worked out by proxy he iwould gladly do It. Any oie' who so desires may leave his name at thi, .conD ofldfe and do an act of charity without cost to.hlmself and help a deservr. In-.