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GENERAL CONFLAGRATION. Fires Raging ·at Ft. Assinaboine, "The Lakes," Cora Creek, Belt Mountains, Arrow C'reek, Highwood, Sand Coulee, Box Elder, Belt Creek, Barker District, Miilk River, Bear Paw Mountains, Sage Creek and Wolf Creek. While this article is being written, the reflection on the skies of burning prairies is very visible from the ltECOsu office in a southwest direction and has been so since yosterday evening :it 7 o'clock. We hear of other fires in all directions, and give i below the statements of (liflerent parties from various directions in the vicinity of Benton. STATEMENT OF I. L. 3M'CULLOII, of the firm of Broadwater, McCulloh & Co., post traders at Fort Assinaboine, who arrived yesterday in a private conveyance and is now at the Choteau House on his way with his wife and family, Mrs. E. W. McCulloh and Mrs. E. G. Adams, his mother and aunt, to IIelena, and who all came from the fort to Benton with the pay master's escort, under command of Lieut. A. B.Warwick, of the 18th U. S. Infantry. He says that prairie fires have been burn ing all around in the neighborhood of Fort Assinaboine, on the opposite side of Milk river from the fort, since last Wednesday evening, and seemed to be burning down the river and came from the direction of the Northwest 'Territory line. There were also several other fires on the same night, burning in the Bear Paw mountains, and troops from the post were sent out to stop them yesterday morning and Major Kline, I the commanding officer of the post, intends to station a guard in the mountains to pro tect the Government timber. While stop ping Wednesday night at the Coal Banks, Mr. McCulloh observed what seemed to be another fire on Eagle creek, and which was burning toward the Bear Paw Iounll tains. His firm had about 180 cords of wood totally destroyed by fire, which had been cut and piled, together with about t thirty tons of hay, all of it being in the I mountains, and their stage station at Box Elder, which had lately been removed to t that place from I)uck creek, was also to tally burned up) and destroyed. MR. FRANK WILIAMS, the driver of the Ielena stage, speak ing," from his own personal knowledge, sa:ys'fl that fires were burning yesterday as he i was on the road to Benton, on the sides of I both the road at "The Lakes" and of the r Missouri river, and that there was now no more water at either the Twenty-Eight Mile Springs, Huntley's Coulee, or Bull's Head Lake. MR. GaS. SCIIAIFFEI, the Barker stage driver, left Cora creek last Tuesday for Benton. lie says that on Wednesday last six or seven men started to put out a fire then raging on that creek, on the Arrow creek side of it, (the right hand side coming to Benton). Hie also says that, day before yesterday, there was a large fire raging in the Belt mounttins and was totally destroying the timber in them. The raunchmnen, however, on Cora creek had succeeded in saving all their grain and hay from the tire. Indians have been seen both on Cora creek and in the Belt mountains on either last Friday or Saturday. HON. JAMES 31. ARINO( is just in from his ranch on Ilighwood, and says there are now large prairie fires raging over on Sand ('oulee and Box El der, and they are coming this way, and towards Belt creek, and which had jump ed Otter creek yesterday and burned part of Castner's fences on Belt creek. The timber is now on fire at the south end of the High wood mountalns, and fires have burned all around Cora creek. That out of doors, near his ranch, he could read the newspapers on last Wednesday night by the reflection of the light of the fires upon the sky. That Ed. Finn, of the Barker coach, reports a tire in the timber within three miles of the Barker district. Mr. A. E. Kelly, herder for Messrs. Paris Gib son & Son, saved for them a tine flock of thoroughbred sheep, by hurrying thenm most op)ortuniely on an island in the mid die of Belt creek. I.R. M. P. WA.tLKER, of the firm of Walker & Donnovan, Indian traders at Hawley Point, on the Missouri river, came in yesterday on the Assina boine coach. lie says that the prairies are I all on fire at the lower end of the Bear Paw mountains, and all of the country east of Milk river is burrned off, and that the i fires have been raging for the last four or five days. MR. EDWARDI) B. HIOYT, driver of the illartinsdale coach, came in yesterday evening, and says that fires were raging up Arrow creek and could be seen plainly from La Mott's ranch. The people from Arrow to Sage creek are generally aroused and alarmed at the danger of fire in their vicinity and, yesterday morning, were talking of organizing a party to put out the fire. There are 50,000 or 00,000 sheep on Wolf creek, which is between Sage and Arrow creeks, and the inhabitants there are very generally alarnm for fear that the tire would force its Winto the coun- ( try, as the wind was blowing in that direc tion, but had stilled a little on yesterday morning. There are persons in that sec tion who have not slept for a week on ac- C count of the tires, and yesterday morning for about two hour.s the sun was so dark ened by smoke as not to be seen. Mr. Hoyt was called out at 9 o'clock on Tuesday night, while sleeping at Lan Mott's, to see the fires raging. The cattle of both the Iowa and Montana Cattle Companies-the S sheep of the Thomas Bros., Henry Mac Donald, Robles & Bailey, Ford Caldwell, ' Stubbs, Currie, and numerous others,-all range from Arrow to Wolf creeks, and at this writing it is thought that the fire is raging in that portion of the country. If the fire can be stopped in the Arrow creek hills, the probabilities are that the Wolf creek range can be saved; if not, its de 1. struction is inevitable. 3It. .OINS F. UIRP'IY. Mr. John F. Murphy received a letter yesterday from Mr. T. Tillotson, at Utica, dated Sept. 11th, (last Mfonday) in which he said that on last Sunday night a fire had swept the country north of Utica, and that the writer had helped to fight it. They commenced trying to check it about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and it was 2 r o'clock Monday morning before it was un der control. It burned all the bench land cast of the Benton road for a distance of fifteen miles, and ran as far towards Ben k ton as Sage creek, andl beyond that fires could be seen burning about twenty or twenty-live miles away. The range is se riously injured. An Indian was seen near the Belt range of mountains last Monday, and as he seemed to avoid being observed, Sit was tlhugibt that he had had a hand in t starting the tire. e Fort. Heii ap items. .M iajor W. L. Lincoln, agent of the Gros en tres at Fort Belkllap, arrived yester day evening in a private conveyance ac companied by Dr. Frank A. Bickford. lie reports almost all the Indians, for whom a he is agent, as being now off on a buffalo s hunt in the lower Milk rivet country, and says there are plenty of bufftalo within s seventy-live miles of the agency. In relation to the fires he says that they - commenced last Sunday night, and from that time until about Wednesday night they had been fighting them constantly, and lhave succeeded in keeping about three t or four thousand acres itnmmediately stir rounding the Agency from being burned. lIe has no hesitancy in saying that the British Cree Inldians, froath over in the Northwest Territory, are the most prob able originators of the fire, as they have lately been to the Agency and were desir ous of win tering at that: place with Major Lincoln's Indians, but as he would not permit thetm to do so, and comp)eiled them to leave, they went away making threats against him, a(nd shortly after'wards the whole coumntry in tiha vici:ity wv:as on fire. lie says that the potatous and other veg etables, and also corn, at his agency are very fair crops, but that the oats have been a total failure. llis Indians are perfectly friey friendly, and hie thinks they will contitue to be so, and that they will be very comfortable and pass the next winter very well, :,s they will have plenty of provisions and good quarters. S5O. R3.E WARgD. Lost or stlen fro:n the Silonkil ange last spring, one span of iron gray allires, branded ha:lf circle het.rt on lei't sho hitler, 4 years old. The abiove reward will Ibe p:tid for their return or ,25. for tihe return of either to FIltANK STiION(;, d&wtf Fort Benton, July, 10, 1iv-. ______ ---------~-----_____-________ I ST. A. CUMMINGS & CO. t FIRE ANPD MARIXE IJIIR k ANCE, REAL ESTATE antid 'ii ('4OLLECTIN*G A(JENCY. It OFFICE: - - RECORD Building, Up stairs. 0o Benton, Montan a. n Policies issued and Losses a Adjusted. The foliowing sound and reliable companiet are C represented by this agencv, bting the best-tried e die insurance companiues in the world: Scottish Union and Rational Ins. Co Edinburgh and London; Assets (in eluding subscritbed capital onilall..$.3i,7t;7,S90 Phmnix Assurance Co. of London, Assets .......... ... ............$5,750,000 Hartford Ins. Co. of Connecticut, Establisheod 1810; assets.............$3,761,379 British America Assurance Co. of Toronto, Assets................. .$2,000.000 f Western Assurance Co. of Toronto, I Assets ........................... $1,9'90,000 I Connecticut Fire ins. Co. of Hartford, , Conn.; Assets. ......................1,672,843 Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. of San Francisco, California, Establishct. 1861I: assets............$1,250,000 Total assets ..............................$50,152,112 Special attention given to inuring Brewerys, MIiile, Smelters, and IHoisting Works. Private ])wellhnga .an Farm Risks a specialty. Money to loan on Improvcd Real Estate. Preemptors can get money, to prove up, on one to three years' time. Scrip locatable on unsurveyed lands furnished to parties on application. Highest cash price paid for Meagher and Choteau I county Warrants. SMortgage Loans a Specialty. T. A. VCTRiii NG;s & CO. fei23-82dtf .S . ASBY'S Life Fire Real Estate and Collecting Agency, OFFICE: Main St., lenloa, K. T, IPOLICIES ISSUED AND LOSSES ADJUSTED AT THIS OFFICE WITHOUT ADD; FIONAL COST TO THE INSURED. The rollowing sound and reliable Comp aries are represented by this Agency: TU1' 1IFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK. Cash Assets, $88,000,000 F:EIRE COMPANIIES AMERICAN CENTIRAL INS. CO. of St. Louis, Mo., Cash Assets $ 802 114 CONTINENTAL INS. Co. of N. Y. 3 327 772 HoME I... Co. of New York 6 390 352 MERCHNTS I s. Co. of St. Joe, Missouri.................. 365 773 PHOENIX 1 Is. CO. of Brook lyn, N.Y ........................ 2 735 654 SCOTTISH Co1Mga.rIAI,. .IS- C,. of Glascow, ScGtland. U. S. B. 676 744 ST. JOE F & M. INS. Co of St Joe, Mo.................... 406 :5 ST. PaUL F. & M. ics. Co. O!. St. Paul Minn,..................... -41 300 Total.............,,,,,,,...$ 1~5 46 944 PORTUS B. WEAP.E. CHAs. A. WEAn,. ESTABISH..~ 1862. P. B. Weare & Co,. COMMISSION IMERCHANTS in Crain, Seeds & Provisions, MONTANA _ FURS. Hiilies and FWool a Specialty, 1193 South Water St., C CAGO, : : ILL INOIS N. H. WEBSTER, Wholesale and Retail Dealcr in TOB CCOS AN CIARS, Snuff, Pipes, Smokers' Articles, Confectionery, Fruits, AND AMMUNITION. Fine Cut Chewing and Vanity Fair Smoking To baccts always in stock JHleadq arters' for Genuii noe Inmiported 1-1AVANA 1IQARS, Main Street, clpposite the First National Bank, HE.L N A, : !..M t ON,'ANA. d&wtf Geneva i. urseries, C E, NEVA, 5. ' .y W- & T. SIXTd, Prop's3 -o --o--- zi :vf' i n!irred Acres in Cullivatioli FRUIT, ORNAMENTAL TREES, OES, TSRUBS, &* . J. A. GOODHUE, Gen'l Agent, Helena. Montana. t I am: prepared to pay the highest market le price for Montana Wool, delivered at the dif.ereent siipping points in the Territory. Mr. W. T. Eldridge, of Boston, will be associated with nme in wool buying, and will give his personal attention to the business in Western Monitana. Letters will reach him if mailed to him at Helena. My postofiice address will be Fort Benton. nmaldw3m PARIS GIBSON. J ohn iT. Dewey, CIVIL ENGINEER. ARC[ITECT -AND U. S. Deputy Mineral SSurveyor. FORIT RiENTON. IONTANA SINew Ferry Boat! , Running Regularly from the foot of Baker St. SAC SSS M SSO I o Prices Reasonablo. SLYNCH & FLINI, 3 1Owners and i3anagers. aprlldw3m 3 . AOUR.SSA. EXCHAN GE SALOON, FORT BENTON, M. T. WINES. LIQUORS, AND SEGARS OF THE BEST BRAN DS AccommoIatiols for Traoleors E. J. THOMAS, DEARBORN CROSSINC, Heimela and Benton Road. By the Day, Week or Month. Travelers will find this the best house on the Iecl ena road for transient or regular board. Prices Very Reasonable. aprl2wtf MANN'S RAN( CH! On The Road to Barke t! WTithin One Day's Drive of BENTON OR THE MINES I 1is a convenient and delightful stopping place. h The Best ofAccomnmodations for L lMan and Beast a A-t R.easonable Prices. febSwtf b "J I SSP RTNTG 0OV 1882 Finding that oar rapidly in7creasin g s;ales ave t ao w l ing ns to attend properly to all ouar fornmer lines ot trade, i we have sold out our flardware, Faaurni :re and Qrueeeanw-are, and .wi llconfie our - elesi to 'Dr r oods, oo&s and Shoe-s Hats and Caps, n .t-' funis os Clothing, .ooden and Harness and W israros Saddlery. BAIN WAGONS, ClAMPf,'N MO,', MITCJIELL WAGONS, I, arer A ILBURN SPRI NG WAGONS, eTI' ŽAY ,, TOP ,U.GIE, ),!: Y Feast & Badleh BREAKiNXx FKrGH - tw s. a ,l Sa'' T' NG P LrOV WS weler-e l S , )W, ad 12mt 1"iN 1 o " - t x) I . SCO"'CFIJIiARAR'.O W3. 'rPEQI ALI' _; : LADD'S TOBACCO SITEElP Dt;i', l kLPHU "RE:i. SCUTT'S THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIJEl. (Orders for the latter must be il y b ayM::- st) ever eanie to For t enton for that. .rde. Te e havo made our reql.i sition for Fancy phelt'Good"s very elahorate.. an wiil .ndertake to furnish anything in that line that a: ay e c4 aed L.. Our fa cilities for filling orders are gr&eatly ii~proved, Eand aHl orders will receive promnpt and carefsil attentionL. OQwnaing our owni steanaboat trianpeortation we will lay o-n go~os= dovwn in Benrtonf this year at_ one arnd a quanrter cents per poanld iro.al Chicago and St. Louis, and we propose to ive ar en:s-i todnlers the benefit :f this low r-ate in prices on our goods. liaving a oe onu of the 1nAan TrIi a Gbasiness 'we will devote our. elvhes to thae trade o ~"-ax.nera and ranchmaen, to whaoa weFer ofspecial afnl acements. BUY GOOD J.8. 8ULiVA.- . FRONT STEET, (Ner:: St. John) E eTO 4: ONITANA. - 0-- NO EXCUSE FOR ANY MORE SNDE ITARNES-NO PENITETNTtIARY WORK lIEBE ! ---o-- ALL BWORU iMi1ADE TEO @ORDE AN l NAR ANTED. Stock Saddles a specialty. All styles of Iive Oak Trees to ±eleet from. I defy compe tition in the manufacture of Light and fieavr ' t.rnesa . An examination of goods is solicited. . full line of A a ldlery !:'adware, Iornle Ciotlsing, TIC., E'ore., ETC. i Orders from abroad wil' receive prompt attention and satisfactio: guaranteed in all eases. JOSEPI: SUIVAN. d&,wtt steamboat trl-an?-,po tai Lion we -,s-.m··~bi~r-- ll laa oar l_ geJC__ ; clown aa -·· TO BUILD ! We beg to inftrr.ng those who contemplate building and who wish anything in our line that as soon as the river -will per.n-t in the sprit - we will ship to Ben ton the largest anll best selected stock of cut stone ever bromught to this town. This stock comprises window and door sills and caps, steps, key-stones, water=tables, &c., &c. Our sills will ; from 3 o 12 feet in length and of every style used. If you intend to built call on us. On account of our iver transportation we can fur aish rock cheaper than anybody. JOHN F. KEIHAIJER FORT BENTON, M. T. jan 5-82-dtf ICE! ICE! ICE! CONRAD, ETHIER & EMBLETON Are now ready to contract with hotels, saloons. and the public gen erally, for their summer supply o.' Ice. The genuine French article, and don't you.forget it! Leave your orders with JOE. CONRAD At I. G. Baker & Co.'s. bytf Bath H oouse -AND-- BR. BE SHOP. 1O WE'S B UILDING, near the Overland Hotel. CHARLES BRYEIR, Proprietor. 1ot, Cold, ad ll iicalcit Baths The proprietor calls the attention of the aflicted to his ine MEDICATED BATHS. Containing all the constituent parts of the most celebrated mineral springs for the cure of Rheu matism, Lumbago, Liver Complaints, and Scor butic Affections, and all other diseases of the flesh and nerves, prepared from recipes which have been secured from one of the most expert analyt ical chemists of this age. With thanks for past patronage and hoping for a continuance of it in future, I remain, CHARLES BRYER,, d-l.tf -L _d Have purchaseu- d l 'o" iis s2 son' t an . have 1 u t their I' I i 0 h. a.' 11)1St romikt ang 1: _ ...... nt of \Y. will hereafter ate' a 5!ei'hy of t0 And for this )urp1ose 0 v biI t Ti .. '. t.. / - ... ," which our' patrons will ini i -t ked n only i Ld "he irei :,sor't- - nment of goodes in the ,own b-o seeted whJ. m,, L' .ry S care lind tast: , wil, t -cl -e -n t - w,-,til t-. < nau ],5_ . mtr -6 0- £ roceries9 A yt For this s-as.- have been Ia.nr'er than eve [before. We ca: 1 :ttte ion1I to our CAJSV§Yr~D G-O3-S - Which we I at h f , týh, ensuli nair r.ie.'e sent. , -,ina .. S the proit of mdd n bnve. We. l.vt' a a [:are *stek of 'e SFor which we t, agents are the 1.~t kno,, iV , 100ni ,rn t.,ing. We keep .. f'oWgnis Ca';rria"'cs1 ita pers, , re pie -,a ¾ ti ',e tip' lot esC r'a.tes o01 T-7 Bo d. In S-i-I EE DIPS ALWAYS ON HAND. 7 - IHeiadquarters for SIEPiERD', RAN'Z C'', STOKM.EN. . CLOTHING, BOOTS and SHIOES, AT. and (A S. I Highest Cash Price Paid for FURS, ROBES, SKINS and(, PELTRIES. T. C. POWER & ZEBRO., Benton, V.ALT. Ovexr XdoteI JOHNo Rr L iill, AL rieo WI Excellent Accommodations for Ladies and Families, The Superior accommodations and con-veninti oe.tion of the Ovcrland make it the most dessahble sto ping place in town for • E A1eOAT PG Rs SUMMONS. In the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of DMontana. In and for the county of Chotean. Charles Bourassa and Oliver Pichette co-part ners In business under the firm name anti style of Bourassa and Pichette, Plaintiffs, against Nor man. Marion, Defendant. The people of the State of Montana send greeting to the above named Defendant; You a e hereby required to appear in an action bron a against you by the above nameudPlainTffs in tie D;strict Counr o; the Third Judicial District of the Territory oHIontana, in and for Jhe Coun ty of Cboteau,and ~o answer the complait filed therein, within rea days (ec:,lusive of the day of service) after hbe service oa you of this Sum ,nos, i served within ti'is Coan.v" or. if served or t of h a County-,ub c hs D'sul 'c". within twenty days' otherwise .:o :s dcay or judgment by de. ftu',. 'ill be -e aga osyoo, according to the prayer o1 said com'a i'a . The said action is bcoagb: to obtain a 'udgment of said Court against vor and in favor o said plain tiffs for the sum of si .land= ed and sixty-live dol lars and seventy-four cents (473.7-i) on si:; cer tain promissorynotes made by you ;o said plaintiffs together wth interest, as moie tully appears by reference to the compla; t nereiu. And to secuie the paymert of any judgment herein the follow.-" -)rsona. -wop .~lty beonging to you has been levied upon oy virtue o: a wrl- of attachment issued : a said caose. to-wi" : Three bales buffalo robes containg twenty robes, five ca!l skins and one apashimore. And vou ate hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required, .he said plaintiffs will take judgment against you for the sum of 9665.74J and interest to gether with the costs of this suit. Given under my hand and Be seal of the District Court o' the Thr;d Judicial District of theTeri-Iroraof rloatanr in and for the k [SEAL.] County of Cinoieac this 7th day of Au- € gust in the yeai o' our Lord one thous and eight hundred and eighty-two, A. H. BEATTIE, Clerk. 2 By Jno. WV. TATTAN, Deputy Clerk. Waterman & .Mfchre, Plaintiffl s Attorneys. Notice to Creditors. ESTATE OF W M. PRESTON, Deceased. SNotice is he:-eby given to all persons havinl e claims against the estate of Wmn Preston, deceat e d, to exlibit them with the necessary voucher to mle, th3 undersigncl public adminietrator, Wiitl in four months after date of publcation of this notice. iHEIRIMAN B IN KMAN, July 18, 1882. Public Administrator. Buck & Iun . Attorneys for estate W. ashington Brewery. Main Street, oppoyFce Broadway, !Hdeena, : .T. WIrIT\TES, LIQUO-RS AND SEGARS. iJOiH u'IENBRIENVNAR, Prop. anrnlwtt A FINE JACK For Sale. . The Finely Bred Maltese Jack, TIPPE C.A.N1OE, Eight years old, hne made the past four seasons at my place. IHe shows fine colts-uniformly bays or blacks in color, is an excellent foal-getter, very gentle disposition, and will be sold cheap. Being largely engaged in the breeding of Perch eron-Norman horses, and wishing to confine m' self entirely to that branch of business. is my only reason for disposing of the Jack. SDillon, Bdaverhead county, Montana.