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tuon Lodge,No. 25, A. F. & A.M.
SCommunications of the abovo named a.r held al i p. ' on the fiGt and third Sr of .e.'i tonL, Members of sister and sojourning blothren are cordially in .attend RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. n), . Ft, Secretary. 4 tEt! Ik;.I L, G, Io. I I, (I). O. F'. re:alar meeting of the above Lo;:ge.will bi ,on e-nesdnc .aevening of each week at their ~e ro,,m in this city. Sojourning brothers are invited to attend. JHN F. MURI'PHY, N. G. Ch(urch services EPISCOPAL CHURCH. l,'es will be held every Sunday at the Epis ;hurch, at 11 a. in., and at 7 p. m. Sunday SaIt 12: p m. A cordial invitation is ex 1REV. S. C. BLACKISTON, Resident Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL. I B. ilalest, under the anspices of the . lto,r Missionary Society, is holding e." , he Court House twice each alternate il 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at ,Ie I.public generally are invited to attend. l;NIGiHT% OF1 PYTI[IAS. (re.celit Lodge No. 4. eets every Mondal night at 8:30, at Castle iln .4asrolei hal!.; Tl. . ECOLLINS, C. C. o. W. C. AN. K. of I. and S. NOTICE0' TO ALL. i1E Recoolt, hli: duly contracted under iriiti:lg law to do all the legal adver og and public printing for which Cho u lcllnty is ch:argeable, and has filed ,fhan required by law. NOTI'l. i n ,obs'cription price of the DAILY o)n n hereafter' will be 25 cents per I A) CAL NEWS. m\ UI ctdnesday's daily. hl.i'll l ells at Joseph Sullivan's. S. Gilmore, representing Iler & Co., r)iii:,.a, is at the ( iand Union. . s. Iler, of ielena, is in the city and lopping at the Grand Union. .r. Van Hale is the happy father of a e o, fund boy. We congratulate him. jlesrs. Crane & Green have a large as unent of fine pocket; knives, which y are .0fering for sale very cheap. 'rockery, glassware, harness, saddles, .,in great variety at Kleinschmidt & o's. at prices that are lower than the vest. he snow storm, we are informed by crator Wheaton, is general throughout STer-itory, and the indications are that will have some cold weather after the Messrs. Kleinschmidt & Bro's. are. in eipt of a fresh stock of. fine cigars, and air assortment of wines and liquors are !sal to a-;v in the Territory. The justly lebrato.t A.nhleuser beer in quantities to it purchasers. \[essrs. T. C. Power & Bro. are in re ipt of a new Concord buck-board and ge :oach for their !:arker stage line. e back-board will be used this winter id the coach next summer when the four rse stock is put on. fHop Lee, the celestial who runs the riental Saloon, was closed -ip last night the sheriff, on an attachment for debt 'T. A. Cummings. A compromise was :cted by the attorneys to-day, and Mr. op Lee will again open in Oriental mag licence. .Ir. Geo. W\. Sample and family, will part soon for the States where they will end the winter. 'I'hey will go to Kiss ' Miiis, Missojlri, their old home. We nst they will return in the spring, Messrs. iliggins & Ayres, the enterpri ng proprietors of the Centre Produce arke.t, wish to inform their numerous tollaer. and the public in general, that icey have a fresh supply of Sauer Kraut, tl receive nice fresh Oysters from lHele :. every day. The Knights of Pythias dance, which kes place on the 30th of this month, iculd be well attended. No pains will spared to make it the event of the sea an and as all who have been invited have guitied their intention of attending, it itl certainly be a grand affair. Mr. A. P. Sample returned from the tates last evening, where he has been ith cattle which he made a successful sale f. Mr. Sample came by the Northern 'acile Railroad and Bozeman, and was in tailroad s.uash-up near Lone Tree Sta iol, but fortunately sustained no inju res. f r. Win. Murplhy who arrived from iae I ipp's place on the Marias, informs us r :at he left three head of horses and one itle there that were taken from a war party of Blood Indian'. lie turned the I lthnals over to Joe Kipp, who now has Ihen in his possession. Joe Kipp will be nI Benton in a few days and a full des -Option of the animals can he got from I im1 then by parties who have lost any 4 -or es fn the vicinity, or have reason to t Plpoy t that these horses belong to them. The Piegans are moving down the Marias ui lorce, and are killing cattle on the De Uyer and on the reservation the other side f the Marias. It looks as though they had uIntruetions to kill any cattle found on `he rearvation. It is about time that oinetbiug wits done by parties interested to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter of i:tle, not'.or.ly in thu Marias district, but Compaltlts are tomipg frpm the Judith Basin that either 4 ros V eatros or Crows lre at the same business, and In this case their depredations are not committed oh -U Indian reservation, but in country. thrown open to settlement. It looksl now 5| though Mr. Indian was having every-t thing his own way and emboldened by their immunity from punishment there is no telling where their deviltry will cease. "10a the poor Indian" is ilvoery,° pretty, but thle time it is Lo the poor cattle an. From Thursday's Daily. Mr. A. M. Rowles, of Sun river, is In town. Mr. Joe Healy arrived fromlFort Ma eleod yesterday. Seleral lots for sale on the upper levee. Apply to John W. Tattan. Fresh imported cigars jus t received at the Chotaau House Exchange. Mr. Michael Sherron has been offered $20,000 for his coal mine, near Fort Ma cleod. Mlr.'J. McFarland has left Fort Macleod for a trip to Ottawa, where he has gone to get a title for his land. The snow storm interfered with the brick-layers on the Odd Fellows and Ma sonic buildings. They will resume work to-morrow if the weather holds clear. Col. Gibson anfl Mr. George D. Patter son arrived by private conveyance from Fort Shaw to-day, and are registered at the Choteau House. The ferries were run under difficulties to-day. The slush ice came down the river in considerable quantities and made running difficult. Among the real estate transfers for the past week was the sale of the old Benton & Helena Stage Company property on Front street, to Win. Rowe. Consideration, $2, 500. Sixty lodges of North Piegans sold $6, 000 worth of potatoes at Fort Macleod re cently, being the surplus of their years crop affer retaining sufficient for their own use. Buffaloare thick on Arrow Creek. Jno. LaMott's ranch was so overrun with them recently that he was obliged to drive them away. A good chance to lay in a stock of meat for the winter. There is a party being organized to go out after buffido on Arrow creek. Consist ingof some of our leading citizens. It it good many years since buffalo were so close to Benton as they are now. Mrs. James Mannix is a recent arrival from Sun River, and is stopping at the Choteau Hlouse. The lady has made 2000 pounds of fine butter this summer which she has brought to this market to dispose of. and will' no doubt find a ready sahl. i.r it. Mr. Chas. Bourassa who arrived in town to-day from the head of the Teton, where he has been to see if the driving of wood down that stream is practicable, informs us that the difficulties to overcome in the way of a flat river where there is.not much current, is such that he does not think that it canr be done successfully enough to make it pay. Mr. Richard Brennan, proprietor of the Eureka.Saleon, has just received from the States a fine billiard table of the .J. M. Brunswick & Balke make. It is a Mon arch combination table, being used as a fifteen ball pool table or as a carom table. This is the finest table in town, and the public are invited to inspect it. Several contracts for wood have been made lately for amounts running 'from twenty to seventy-five eords, at rates 'averaging about $14 per cord. The filling of these contracts will relieve the wood market to a considerable extent, and we hope bring down the prices to a living figure There is some talk of p)uttilng a boom in the river, and we hear that parties are fig uring on the cost of one now. We believe that an attempt was made to put a boom in the river several years ago, but it did not prove strong enough to bear the im monse pressure of the current. It is doubtful if we ever have cheap fuel till the railroad is here, and we hope by this time in 1884, to see it here. Now that cold weather is upon us would it not be a good idea for the Board of Trade to take some measures to have a Fire Warden appointed whose duty it shall be to examine all the chimnies and stove pipes in town to see that they are. properly put up, so as not to be dangerous. 'The people are utterly and completely indifferent whether there is a fire department or any organization to fight a fire should one break out. They seem to imagine in the apathy they display that a guardian angel is overlooking the destinies of the town 'and that it is impossible for a fire to break out. And they will never realize the true situation till some fine day the town will be laid in ashes for the wantof a little trou ble beforehand, which years of immunity from this scourge of all new towns has led them to belief is not likely to occur here. Stove pipes through the roofs arp highly dangerous and all persons should .be corº pelled to put in brick flues. WYhose Duty is It. We would like to enquire whose duty it is to keep the Indians upon their reserva tions. Reports are coming in from all parts of the country of their depredations. The wholesale slaughter of valuable cat tle, the stealing of bands of horses, and other deviltry that "Uncle Sam's" pets are so adept in the performance of. Three weeks ago, cattle were killed at Price's place, on the Marias, and among those killed was a $400 thoroughbred heifer. Mr. N. S. True, an extensive cattle owner in the Judith Basin, addresses a commu nication to Sheriff Hiealy, saying they are killing his cattle. Piegan ladiains are camped at the Knees and at sae Pen d' Orielle coulee. War-party after war-par ty of Indians' are .running nbrth and south, east and west, all over the country with stolen stock. We would like to ask again, whose.duty it is tx:iorrect this state of things. We always supposed that mili tary posts were built for the purpose of protecting settlers and their interests, but in this it seems we err, .as we have not heard of any action taken by the District Commander to remedy this state et affairs. The stockmen will be compelled to stake this matter in hana themselves and as a natural consequence, bad feeling will be. stirred up and bloodshed follow. The military will then be comtapelid tou att tn4 the same:old fare .enactgi of pittiUg Mr. Indian back on his reservatrl9, selg4 g lhi'mn to be a good boy and not do6 so any more feeding him and elothling him and at the first opportunity off they are again at the same old tricks whIle only a rifle bullet will end. Bowles Wants Justice. ARrow CREEK, Nov. '0th, 1882, To the Editor of the Record: All I ask is that justice be duly giver where justice belongs. I was working for Johnny Caruthers, grew discouraged about their drinking and general disturb ance, was taking more of the overjoyful myself than was necessary, came up to J. LaMotts, then concluded I would re:urn to Caruthers and go to bed in the saloon. I first went to his door and asked for a drink, he said, "come in," I put my hand on the door, and heard some one walk across the floor, the next moment a report of a gun. Then Mrs. C. came rushing out with gun in hand. Caruthers tried to take the gun away from her. I went and took the gun away from her myself, asking what she meant, what I had done to deserve such treatment. She replied. I intend to blow your darned head off, I wish I had killed you. The gun was a Winchesterrifle '76 model. The ball passed through the door, then four inches above my right hip making r flesh wound near four inches in length, passed on, killing a beautiful tur key in its vengeance, and for aught I knew, is still going. I positively deny ever saying anything concerning Mrs. Caruther' and Mr. Bowman. I hope the River Press reporter will secure correct statements concerning this affair. No sympathy is required on my part, only justice. I was brought to LaMott's the same evening, November 13th, where all care and good treatment is being bestowed on me. I anm doing well and expect to re cover soo00. J. J. BowLEs Indiatss Killing Cattle. UBET, M. T., November 17, 1882. Messrs. lasrphy, Neel & Co., Ft, Benton: Will you please see Mr. Healy, and tell him that the Indians are killing cattle on this range and we wish to have it stopped as soo:: as possible. We know it is Indians as we caught them in the act. I wish, he, (Mr. MIealy) would write me what course to pursue, and oblige, N. S. TRUE. From Friday's daily. Mr. Dan. O'Riely, of the Shonkin, is in town. W. S. Wetzel sold the county 45 cords of wood yesterday at $14.00 per cord. Only two more sets of those v;ice sleigh bells left at Joseph Sullivan's. The Grand- Union Hotel has added a piano to the furniture of the ladies parlor. Mr. A. M. Rowles started for his home at Sun river this morning, with a load of freight for Geo, Steell. Pat Wynn loaded with 15,000 lbs. of freight atT. C. Power & Bro.'s, for J. H. McKnight & Co,, Fort Shaw. Henry Rennie loaded at T'. C. Power & Bro.'s to-day, with 12,000 lbs. of merchan dise for their store at Fort Walsh. It is estimated that there will be 100, 000 people in the country on the Canadian Pacific Railroad from Win nipeg to the Sase of the mountains by the 1st of Au gust next. The Martinsdale iand Barker coaches crossed over the river last nignt to enable them to start this morning wiihout delay. As the cold weather of yesterday and last night filled the river with slush ice, and it was not till late this morning that the ferries were able to run. The notice of stockmen is invited to the advertisement of Mr. Jere Sullivan, which appears in to-days issue. There is a com p'any forming in Detroit, Michigan, who .own 110,000 acres of laud in the. North west Territories, and they are desirous of purchasing cattle to stock the same with. Father Camp arrived in town yesterday from Helena and will hold services at the Catholic Chusrch next Sunday morning at 10:30 and in the eyening it 7 o'clock. He is quite glad t9 get back, as he has been traveling constantly since he left, about a year and a half ago, and is in need of rest. The Sheriff's posse that was to have left here last Tuesday morning to arrest the Indians that have been killing cattle and doing other mischief, did not go for the reason that no warrants were issued for their arrest. The parties who were to swear out the warrants did not do so, hence the posse did not go. Is the jail never to be completed! The outside doors and water tanks are out in the street exposed to the weather. lh about another. year we may expect, to see them in position at the rate the balance has been finished. Wht~ , ork has been done is all right, but there ,is more to do yet, and unless the County Commission ers take hold of it pretty soon it will not be completed this year. Mr. A. Kellogg, the contractor putting up the Odd Fellows Lodge, has a trained horse that runs the elevator by which brick and mortar are hoisltd to the top ol' the building. The horse does not need any driver but at the wrd stsig off and goes the requisite distance to tinu the ele vator to the top, stops, wheels around and comes back to the starting point, ready to hoist up tile next load when the signal is given. The Produore tlafrrk. We don't wish to bore. our. readers too much on one subject, tut we want to keep them ili: aiud of the fact that Messrs. Hig gins &-Ayrp s havi iieablished taroduWe market, on Maid street, and thei enterprise fills a want so long felt by the families of Bnton4 that the proprietots dtsaer'e igreat credit ,qwa Phuld r4fre liberal 'patronage. Now that Lthe hod s de.olt on every family' iitownu should: nmaI A. their ild iwhi, t hey will need for their ThaiksgivlgngChristmas, and New Year dilner ij, and let eýii rs. Higgin & Ayers proylde Flyft. Ty Wlf upply, turkeys, itthiena, .t~~ te ; vegetable- of every description, eggs, juIr &arne l inda, and the tlnest irtti 4ewr brought to this market. ".1ha erp reasonably, being only desironau t t en of testing the Benton srkeAybefere e tendinrg their business. From Saturday's daily. Mr. J. C. ller returned to Helena this morning by private conveyance. Mr. Trennum, who took Louis IHeitman and party over to White Sulphur Springs, returned to-day. A wagon load of buffalo and antelope meat was brought in to town to-day from Wolf creek, in the Judith Basin, and found ready sale at good prices. Fort Macleod is feeling the boom. Fred Wachter sold his ranch near there for $10, 000 recently. Geo. Wren arrived with teams from the Old Agency to-day. He will load with merchandise for Hamilton & Hazlett. Mr. J. C. Bothine has contracted with two parties to haul coal from Relt creek during the winter. They will make a trip every five days and will bring in about five tons every trip. If the weather does not get very severe we will have fuel enough in town shortly, and hope that the prices will come down. Mr. J. C. Walker arrived here with his family from Butte a few days ago and is stopping at the Choteau House. It is Mr. Walker's intention to put a saw mill in the Hlghwood Mountains, and he will take a trip over there to look up a site for his mill, which is on the way from Butte now. This is good news and will give a larger supply of lumber than we have had for some time and we hope reduce the price some. Our Publie Buildings. Choteau county needs a new court house and an application should be made to the Legislature this winter for the ena bling act that a new court house can be built. . The present court house property can be sold and the county is well able to expend the money needed in addition to the proceeds of the sale of the present court house to put up a building that would be an ornament to the town. With the throwing open of the reservation to Milk river will come* settlers and there is bound to be a town spring up somewhere down the river that may make efforts to get the county seat and it is not unlikely they may have the population to out-vote us. With substantial county buildings that are permanent there will not be so much danger of losing the county seat. This suggestion may seem somewhat pre vious, but we believe that a somewhat similar thing has occurred in the brief history of this Territory, which is just as likely to occur again, viz: the moving of the capital from Virginia City to Helena. The Condition of the County. The assessment of the taxable property of Choteau county for this year, amount ed to $2,250,000, notwithstanding the fact that the County Commissioners cut I the assessment down nearly a half a mil lion dollars. For instance, sheep were assessed at the rate of $3 per head, and were reduced to $2 per head. Cattle were assessed at the rate of $20 per head, and were reduced to $15, and in fact almost all the raises of assessments made by the Assessor were cut down by the County Commissioners. The difference in cattle alone amounted to almost a quarter of a million of dollars. The rate of taxation in this county is 17 mills. At the rate the property in the county was assessed, viz. at $3 for sheep, and $20 for cattle, which is no high estimate, as we venture to say that you could not go anywhere in Cho teau county and buy either sheep at $3 or cattle for $20. Considering that this is a fair estimate why not reduce the rate of taxes to 14 mills instead of cutting down the assessments. People in other coun ties who are looking for places to put their cattle and sheep will hesitate before they will come into Choteau county and pay an increased rate of taxation. Reduce the rate of taxation instead of cutting down the assessment when you tigd that you are going tq have more money than you want. Sisters Hospital and School. The establishment of a Sisters Hospital here can be effected now, with a little exertion among our citizens and we know of nothing more necessary. Hardly a day passes that some one is not brought in from the country with broken limbs or suffering from some disease which, through a want of proper care they too often die of. Father Camp, who has recently arri ved here,. states that he is in communica tion with the Order, and that the estab lishment of a Sisters Hospital can be ef fected here if the citizens will only co-ope rate with him. We feel sure they will do so for who of the` "old timers" has not in his experience in the Territory been sick, nigh unto death, and how many of them are suffering from the effects of sickness brought on by hardship and exposure; the daily experience of half the people in this Territory to-day, which proper care at the proper time would have prevented. In the. summer hardly a steamboat ar rives that some one aboard of them is not a subject for medical attendance, which is of very little use unless. administered in connection with care and attentioi which no physician has the time to give. At the same time we wish to call the attention of the public to the importance of having a Sisters School established here. There are plenty of children living in- the coun try adjacent to Benton who are deprived of the advantages of an .education; in some cases because they have passed be - yond the instruction that can be given them at the school in their neighhorhood e and because there is no schools within a r reasonable distance. They cannot send t themr here as there is no place for them to live. With a Sisters School, and under .thq watchful ear that- they have in such r, school, parents would not hesitate to send their children here, and it would be r a credit to the town and make it the cen ster of edEucation as it Is of trade. What ,l*e wims, and want badly, is a Sisters Hos r pltat, andt"next a Sisters School. Let a I theg the Board of Trade be called ' a ke .th~is matter in hand and by the erly part of next summer we will have a t hospital and school thai will be a credt to - thsetown and the enterpriesg citizens wbo tI iid. Ftom Monday's daily. Diamond R. Brown is in town. Fresh hand made cigars at the Eureka saleon. Go to T. C. Power & Bro.'s for Christ mas cards. Dick Brennau has a fine lot of fresh hand made cigars. Mr. W. B. Settle has two nice dwelling houses for rent. Mr. D. G. Wilkins is in town from his ranch on the Teton. Christmas cards of all sizes, shapes, and varieties at T. C. Power & Bro's. Mr. D. J. Hogan, from the South Fork of Sun river, is in town. The emblematic stone for the Odd Fel lows Lodge will be placed in position to day. Ed. Lewis is loading to-day at I. G. Baker & Co.'s with 50,000 lbs. of mer chandise, for their Fort Macleod house. We regret to announce the death of the little baby of Mr. John H. Evans which occurred yesterday. The funeral took place this afternoon at two o'clock. Ben. Swigert arrived from Highwood with his teams to-day. He brought in 30, 000 lbs. of oats from Mr. C. G, Pish's ranch, for T. C. Power & Bro. There is a message at the telegraph of fice for W. L. Miller, Judith. Any per son going in that direction will please call at the office and take it out to him. Willie Sample, who went to the States with his father, Mr. A. P. Sample, did not return with him, but will remain in Watseka, Illinois, for the winter, where he is attending school. Tickets for the Knights of Pythias ball, to be given at the Grand Union Hotel on Thanksgiving night, can be had at Crane & Green's store, and at the Grand Union Hotel office, on and after to-morrow. The house being bnilt for the Rev. J. Mills, of the Methodist Church of this city, is rapidly approaching completion, and when finished will make a pleasant and comfortable home. A number of the members of the Odd Fellows Lodge of this city turned out yes terday and helped Mr. Kellogg, the con tractor, with his work. They are taking advantage of every minute of pleasant weather to get the building under roof. From a letter from Mr. Tweedy, who is now at Fort Macleod, we learn that there is considerable building going on at that place. He is now engaged in build ing some boats to be used to ferry across the several streams in that locality. We learn that John J. Bowles, who was shot recently on Arrow creek, is suffering a good deal from his wound-and that he is not out of danger yet. The ball struck the point of the hip bone in its passage through his body and he complains of se vere pain in his leg. The "Bessie" mine No. 2, situated at the head of Wolf creek, in the Yogo Dis trict, has been bonded to the Clendenin Mining & Smelting Company for $25,000. The owners of the mine are Henry Henkle, John Madden, John F. Murphy, John W. Tattan, and Geo. W. Crane. A man who calls himself John Hardy was arrested yesterday by Constable Scott for disorderly conduct and flourishing a pistol. He drew his pistol on different parties during the day and was having things all to himself till he fell into the clutches of Constable Scott. A load of hay in coming through St. John's street to Main, played havoc with the telegraph wire this afternoon. The top of the load caught the wire and pull ed the insulators of six polls and scat tered the wire along the street for two blocks. Manager Wheaton was out in a few moments, busily engaged in ma. king repairs. Horse thieves are abroad in the land. On last Saturday morning two men in the emnploy of the Montana Cattle Company whose ranch is near the mouth of Sun river, went out to look for their horses and came on to two men driving their horses away towards the lakes. They fol lowed the horse thieves to within a short distance of the station, at the lakes, when one of the thieves dismounted and caught a fresh horse, and while doing so the other thief commenced firing at his pursuers and stood them off till nis companion h.d saddled a fresh horse, when they rode off driving the stolen stock before them, and when last seen were making for the line as fast as their horses would carry them. They got away with about twenty-five head of horses. eligieous. Rev. S. B. Demarest preached yesterday morning from Luke 8th chapter, 11th verse. "The seed is the word of God." These words occur in the explanation of the parable of the sower. To make known God's word is like the work of sowing seed, and the work is followed by a blessed fruitage. The word of God is the instru ment of the Spirit in bringing one into a new life. Through this word men are changed in character, and secure peace and hope. This word blesses nations as well as individuals. By its influence na. tions are lifted up. "Righteousness ex alteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Our great need as a nation is not wealth, nor education, nor more immigration, but character, righteousness, and the preval ence of Divine truth. Christ was a sower of the word, so were His disciples, and such is every gospel minister. Also It belongs to every dis ciple of Christ to do something towards scattering the word. Attention was then called to the :ie'i can Homr Missionary Soclety, as oei"e the agencies in sowing the word. This society was organized in 1836, and duriug 56 years of its history has been the means of organizing over 4,200 uhurches in our eoun ry. Some of the differentdtistricts into which the field is divided were point ed out on a map of the United States. There is a call for men and ony for th work of this sp4ety. From Tuesday's Daily. Tickets for the Knights of lPythias Ball f6rs'ale at Crane & Green's. Fine fresh hand-made cigars at the El reka Saloon. Mr. Will. Mulcahy has got his residence at Sun River about completed. It is the prettiest house in the valley. Mr. Phil. Gibson will give a dinner to a few friends on Thanksgiving day at his residence on St. John street. T. C. Power & Bro., will have a grand opening in their dry goods department on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Fort Macleod reservation for the Police was recently laid out. They took up eight square miles for their use. The people of Fort Assinaboine have a skating rink in full operation, and it is well patronized. Skates are in demand at the post. Twelve thousand head of ca'ttle belong ing to the principal stock owners of Sun River, were recently driven across the Te ton for the winter. Messrs. Strong Bro's., of Suni River, who had the contract for putting in oats at Fort Shaw, have the same filled, having put in 200,000 lbs. The prospects are that there will be a large catch of robes this winter. The 4 bufftalo are moving up in the ranges of the robe-making Indians, and we look for the biggest robe catch this winter that has oc curred for the past five years. Mr. Craig, a large cattle owner from the vicinity of Fort Macleod, has bought the McLane band of cattle numbering about 2,000 head, and will go to Depuyer creek (their range) to-morrow and drive the cat tle to his raneh in the Northwest Terri tory. A despatch was received by Sheriff Hea ly to-day from llelena, stating that two prisoners broke jail there last evening, and that a liberal reward will be p)aid for their.arrest. In another column will be found a description of the men. Their names are George Montague and .Johmnny Miles. The opening of the reserv|ation which is looked upon now as a certainty, will make the distance to Fort Macleod about forty miles shorter, as we are informed that by I going by Willow creek and the Sweet i Grass Hills a shorter and better road canI be made than the one now traveled. I Fort Macleod is ahead of Benton in the number of butcher shops. They have two. One is a mutton shop where no (meat ex cept mutton is scid, the other a beet shop i where no meat except beef is sold, the first named is kept by Joe. Carr and the other by Ford & Stewart. the beef contractors at the post. Mr. R W. W. Bckland has just completed a fine residence at his ranch on llighwood. It is a substantial building, built with sol id stone foundation and hewn logs. Mr. Buckland has the material on the ground to build a fine stable and when completed will be the best on the creek. There is a mail route needed up the Teton to'the Old Agency. 'There is a large number of permanent settlers between Benton and the Cld Agency many of them being compelled to go forty miles for their mail. The people should get up a petition and send itto our delegate in Congress. It would no doubt reeive his prompt atten tion. Mr. William Witt came to town to-day from the Shonkin with two horses belong ing to him that had been badly cut, evidently with a large butcher knife. lIe stated that he had found the horses on Tom Lacy's ranch, near where he feeds his hogs. One horse had a terrible gash in his side over the heart, and the other was cut on the thigh and knee. The man who committed this act of cruelty on.these poor dumb animals, for venting of petty spite or any other reason, do not deserve the name of man and it is hoped that the guilty pal ty will be found and justice will be. meted out to him, such as tho revolting cruelty of the act demands. The gentlemen composing the Riverside Cemetery Association held a meeting last evening to effect a permanent organization Mr. C. G., Criffith had a plat of the ground in readiness for their inspection, and the cemetery composing 48 acres was divided into 1,300 lots. The ground will be fenced at once, and portions will be assigned to the different churches and secret societies. The association have decided not to allow moumids to made or fences ereeted around lots, for the reason that there will be in case they allowed every lot owner to use his own taste too much variety of fencing. The lots will be offered for sale in a short time. The meeting adjourned without electinigfpermanent officers. Broke Jail. HELENA, NOV. 29.--Geo. Montague, about 5 feet 7ý inches high, black' eyes, heats black eye brows, large mouth, coiilSg Ivoice,. .weight about 100 pounds, bl k einoastaehe abut- 3 weeks old Jo lnny liles,tbout 5 feet 8 inches high, complexion smooth, dark blue eyes, weighs about 153 pounds,; short dark bIowvn hair, pimple from, boil on right jaw=. A liberal reward will be paid for ther arrest. " RAs. JEFFRIES, Sheriff. J.AADIES9 AND CHILDRE1,S SHOES. I. G. Baker & Co. Sell the Best Fitting shoe in. Benton. How often have we heard men complain hi t "iri f i8fortabule, bad fitting shoes, ainI iiny is the time we have approaclle( men on business and their countenances pr~s~ntedi the appeurance ot persons be I ing, in the greatest agony on account of their sfibes. 'The same is =applicable to ladies. <nd children, but the shoe we sell yqy1fe.,f~e $) x ,all these .imperfections, -for iey are made of the best material that can ~ie had, and a sure fit. You may fall 9 4dowz rm rover, stand on ygu hiead if you wF iin't4 the fit of that ishoe will 'ibe withi yof still. Husbanids, if you love your l wiexs a n we know .you do, give them B w t6i uy a piir of thosie shesr for themselves anidi their ibIidden; : for there wil beflnoi aoe corns in time famihy. They VLG.tt l R & Co. 'Ihe BIaekfeet ges eryaisol. At the last census of the Blacklfret taken we are informed that they umnber 8,300, and are divided up among the following agencies and tribes, anti that a nmajority of them are fed and draw pay from the Can:t- dian Government. At the agency on Bow River, are. 2,300 Blackfeet 317 Sareces; and 600 Stonies (which are not included in the above estimate, of 8,300,) and at the agency on Old Man's River, are 0i00 North Pieganus, and at the agency between: Belly and St. Mary's rivers are 3500 Bloods. thus making a total of (0717 1 ndians of the Blackfeet nation that are under the control and fed by the Can:adian Government. A the Agency, under the supervision ,f Maj. John Young, U. S. Indian Agent, are 1,600 Blackfeet. It has been claimed that they were feeding from 7,000 to 8,000 Indians at the Blackfeet agency, and on that estimate objections have been raised to the cutting dowin of their reservation, but as a matter of fact, the immense tract of country lying north of the Marias to the British line is reserved for about 1.,600 indians, who never use it except once or twice a year to travel over on their semi annual hunts, when they are traveling to buffalo, or an occasional horse-stealing and cattle-killing expedition. A tine country, suitable for agriculture and stock raising, is thus entirely useless. Useless to the Indian, b.c;,inue there is not ganme enough upon it for their subsistence. use less to the white man beeause it is a res ervation. It is of vital inlortance to the future of Benton that this reservation should be thrown open, and we hope that the gentlemen of Choteati cotnty who have its interests at heart will not fail to bring this matter forcibly to the attention of our Delegate in (Congress, that the bill, (as we understand such a iill has been in troduced in Congress) may be put through without delay, that we may get our share of tle immense title of immigration that is following the railroad and which we certainly will get no share of unless this country and its advantages are put for ward. Settlers will hesitate to leave the line of a railroad for any great distance, unless they can he a:sstred that it is to their advantage to do so, and \\hlen we can show that with our cheap river freights and plenty of good lantl open to settlement is here. Then, and not till then, can we hope to derive any benefit from the count less thousands who are seeking homes and fortunes in hie West. Int this conntectiotn, we would like to inqulire of the gentlemen composing the Board of Trade, what means they have taken to get oult a patim phlet, showintg the advantages of Mon tana and of Choteau county in particutlar with the rush of business over for the year they might turn their attention and give a little time to this subject which is ,tf vital importance to its all. Give us the land to Milk River, and int five years this will be the metropolis of Montana. HELENA NEWS. SFrom the i eleaa I ndepenpient.l Two weddings will be celebrated in Helena to-day. R. S. Hale contemplates building a sec ond story on his two Main street buildings and work will soon begin. Butte brags of enjoying luxuries coiu mon to New York and San Francisco, such as fresh sea fish, lobsters, crabs, and shrimps. The case of the United States vs Morri son, the defendant being charged with having stolen a governmen: boat some months since, was concluded yesterday. The jury brougiit in a verdict of not guil ty. It was stated the other day that a lucky individual presented a check for $33.00 to a Butte bank and was paid by mistake $3,300. The statement is now denied in time to prevent a stampede to the silver city. A letter received yesterday from Rev. Win. B. Reed, who is in Pittsburg, says: "I am very busy with the university busi ness. 1 am going to raise the $30,000 for the university endowment, I hope within the next three weeks." Mr. Dodge, of the military telegraph office, who was so badly bruised by falling through an open trap door in the hall of Brown's building last Friday night, l:is now about recovered. The well known Montana race horse, Joe Howell, won the second and third heats in a three-quarter mile and repeat race at Bay View course, California, on Wednesday, 15th inst. Premium was in the same race, winning the first heat. The time made was 1:141, 1 :14 ., antd 1:15. In court yesterday in the case of Roman Kuhn vs. J. W. Hlardgrove et al; judg mnent was rendered for plaintitf for $512. 93 andeosts. In the case of John W. Eddy vs. Francis E. Harvey, the case was tried and judgment rendered for defend ant and costs of suit. The first number of Missoula's new pa per, the Missowla Counnty Times, has reached us. It is a four-page weekly with eight columns to the page, and presents a handsome appearance. It is newsy and shows signs of a prosperous beginning. Harrison Spaulding is its editor and pro prietor. The celebrated case of Mnrphy versus Rousch--involving the ownership of a cer tain hcifer calf, which, since the com mencement of suit two or three years ago, has grown up to the condition of cowhlood --was yesterday concluded in the district court in fatvor of the plaintiff. Litigation I about this animal, wlich is at the outside not worth more than $23, has cost the parties to the suit, several hundred dollars. The railroad grading is progressing rap idly between Missoula and the westesn ter minius, and the roadbed is substantially finished with the exeeption of the heavy reock work. Oysters,, - ri1 Iresh oysters can now be purchased a i the Centre Market for $1,50 per can. They r :ire received daily by coach and awarrant.i Sfresh. If you want goodi oysters, the [ OCentre Market is the proper place to btuy |thelmu A Alne ldt of fresh eranberi few hav;e al& beenit receieved..