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We harsve every facility for executing the -nest classes of Book sndJsb printing, and our prices a as low as those of any other rinting establish ment in Montana. -All Book or Joh work must he paid far on delivery. W. U. iUCK, Editor aMd rP l"plotfr. A railroad, says the lndependent, is about to be located from Bismarck north, follow ing up the river to Benton. SIT is a proud thing for YBenton to claim possession of the leading hotel of Montana, but that the claim is well founded any one who has ever visited the Grand Union will readily admit. THREE orphan children, one of them a cash boy in a mercantile establishment .in Boston, have received a legacy of $2,500, 000 left them by a deceased relative in Melbourne, Austialia. Is the recently taken English census re turns several men caused their wives to be written down as the heads of the families, and one described himself as an idiot-for having married as he did. Tn' latest Ohio idea is that of the editor of a country newspaper who claims..to have obtained the promise of many Bt.ckeye girls and widows that they will marry no man who is not a paid-up subscriber for his paper. Those who pay in cord-wood are not eligible to sue for the hand of any lady under thirty years of age. TuI very last of the Mohegans-a lin eal descewnant of the last sachem of that tribe-fell out of an apple-tree• in Nor wich, N. Y., some time ago, and is not likely to recover. Besides sustaining the relation of extreme rend-man to a historic tribe, he is said to have been able to whistle two tunes at once. As an illustration of what an oatmeal diet can do for philosophy a Scotch `metaphysician who recently lectured in New York stated that a smell is nothing but an inaudible noise which can be de. *teeted only by the nose, and that a noise is merely an audible smell which appears only to the sense of hearing. A Washington newspaper says that the police of that city are compelled to coneen :trate all their activity against the gamb ling establishments in the period of the ab sence of the national legislators from the aospitol. Since some Congressmen who have been caught during the raids on these establishments. seem never to forget it, 'aod endeavor to get even by opposing the bills, making appropriations for the pay ;ef the public. IT is said that the tradesmen of Wash .Ington are not the least perturbed class in cousequence of the result of this fall's elections. There are fifteen thousand gov ernment employes in •that city, a large number of whom are in debt to the store keepers. "Anything like the wholesale discharge of employes," says a writer, "would cause a local panic. Men who have nothing, can pay nothing, and the loss to the creditor class could hardly be estimated." Tnu Missoula County Times is a new Journalistic candidate for public favor, published in the town of Missoula. The Missoulian broke three or four publishers and struggled hard, for an existence for ten or eleven years, and now that-the town and county have received some additions to -their population this new paper comes in: -to share the patronage that properly be-' longs to and is little enough for the old ,one. When a mani--generally a tramp printer-becomes worthless for any pur pose in life he invariaby buys an office-on credit and starts a newspaper. He gen er ally manages to .keep the thing going -a a year or two by running bills, at: all the stores in town and compelling them to :patronize him to get even. In a New York4dispatch..published som+ days ago, it was stated that the Rev. Tal mage gave offense to Cutter, "the Long Island poet," by advising farmers to stick to their plows and leave poetry alone. This snide poet is a most peculiar genius. Having more money than brains andlittle or no education, he spends the greater part of his time in grinding out the most Shorrible doggerel, which he has pripted in the style of penny ballads, with his own Sportrait at the head, and circulatedxgratu Itously among his acquaintances. - He owns a fine estate on Long Island, and almost any New York bank would cash his check for $30,000; but he is very pe Snuriotu, and apparently has no other ob 'Jest.s l-life than to hoard his money and bore his neighbors with his: so-Lled po etry. No wonder Talmage advises iim to stick to his plow. ABXERsONIS ZOUAVas of the Sixty -econd Regiment New York Volunteers - had their ,annal reunion- in IAnk's4 ihUat~l. 197 East Fourth street, lat?; -ven iPg. There were twenty-two members pre ant, including Capt. Geo. '.. Ieser, tenuts, Lang aud S&lunldt, Quartermast' Panitel Wilds and Color-bearer Jbhtr ie.t. The-,Auderson Zounvea ,iwett out in 16:1 with 101 men, rank ia 1ile under Vat; Meser. They fought all throuh Ve w4. couepleloun among thedecoratlons of- ph ?allrst niughtbt'er the twro- bttle bA4 btallion. he a i ti webtafwh5agn ote4 that was shot from the hands of Color Sbearer John Eri at Malyern. Iill," Kerr brutagI off hts clor tiu hpantly. The iaseolAaglihng in ~tt~ra,° Lafing .vi dde that it-.had gin th2 iIgh` the or deal of battle. The veterans had a jolly reunion, and the young people danced un til a late hour.-N. Y. Huns. `TuiWateat retun e afroithe Sthte elec tions do not materially affect the result at ftported by the Eastern journals a nth ago. The list of new Governors still stands thirteen Democrats and two Republicans, the former chosen generally by very large majorities, And both the lat ter by very small ones. James B. Grant, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, wis chosen by about 25000 majority. Sec retary Teller, who has just returned from that State, r.sserts that the Republicans have woti a substantial victory, and the defeat of Mr. Campbell, their candidate for Governor, was caused by the disaffec tion and bad faith of certain Republican leaders,, whom n the nominating Conven tiont pledged themselves to support the candidates selected, yet as soon as it ap peared that their slate was defeated, they bolted, and used every means to defeat the regular ticket. The rest of the Republi can State ticket was elected, and both branches of the Legislature remain in the hands of the Republicans. The New Hampshire election was close, S. W.- Haale the Republican candidate, getting in iby D nly a few hundred majori ty, probably one-sixth of that of last year. There can be no question about the elec tion of John: Ireland. as the Democratic Governor of Texas.:. His majority is sim ply immniense~' THZ BROKEN RIND. Observers in other States, and a great many New Yorkers who live remote from the city, can not understand how it is that a despotism has been imposed upon the Republican party so mean and sordid and contemptible, yet so inexorable that noth ing but a determined revolution and defeat of'the party could even begin to break it. The mere fact that the lackeys of the ring have been always the most vociferous in demanding "reform within: the party" 'shduld have shown that reforfa within the party was impossible. Such reform pre sumes that the honest majority of the party has the opportunity of free expression; but the moment that becomes impossible such reform is out of the question. It has been long impossible in New York for the real voice of the party to be heard within the "regular" organization. and it is for tunate that that organization has now been hopelessly shattered. The situation has been this, and the statement will enable Republicans else where to comprehend the astounding event of the late election. The Republican vote of the State is, in round numbers, half a million. That of the city when Garfield was elected was about 81,000. This latter number-is the basis of the representation in a State Convention, and it gives to the city some 79 delegates in 496. But not a voter of the 81,000 can vote for delegates to the State Coanention who is not a member of one of the two dozen-Republlcan associ ations of the city. These :associations are elese corporations whose requirements for .admission are intolerable to every self-re specting voter. Consequently they do not contain more than 5,000 or 6,000 of the 81, .000 Republican voters, and Ithe 79 dele gates from the city are elected by a hand ful of managers in the twenty-four asso eiations. Thus more than a seventh of the Republican voters in the State are not per mitted to have a voice in the party Con vention, and as 79 delegates usually hold the balance tf power in 'a State Conven tion, the ring which appoints "them con trols the "'regular" party nominations and action. No exhortation to attend ithe pri maries is of any use, because if the other Republicans abhould attend, they would not be permitted to vote. The associations have been geuerallyofficered and manned from the Oustorq-house and Post-office, until a changed system in those offices has disturbed the relation, and patronage has been the foundation of tho whole organiza .ti@2 , , . This rotten system has been recently de scribed by Mr. George Bliss, who is an ac tive member of one of the associations, and who *rote a letter to his friend Mr. Ar thur, three years ago, exposing the out iagesupon the party and the State. In his recent interview Mr. Bliss says: ... "Nearly eYery district Association` is in the hands and under the control of two or three men, and it tiepends entirely upon their disinterestedness osense of fair deal leg wliether it shall be run in their own interest or in that of .he Republican party. In my opinion, in more than three-fourths of the organizations of the city, no real re gsd.isfilowhaiad~ to the interest of the party, to fair dealing, or even in common decency. In many of themrit is impossible to have'afaTr piimary aeleCtion, gr for a Repuiblicanw hwiis not willing to accede to *the vwishes df thosiewho'set thiemselves up to control it to secure even admission to the association;. and sofar as they question of settling contested seats in the Central Committeeior in the assoeiations, or in the Converitiodigoes, such matters are decided with as little regard to the' nmrits of the case as a i)eppocratic Congress gives inth e ease of a Southern Republican member. I will say further that in 'many districts I asn satisfied that the money raised for the legitimate purposes of "the election is not applied to those purposes. So-called lead. ers put it in their pocket. - The loca~tick ejsaBls in alairge po rto ii f thecite here three is no chaime of VRepiblieah success, are merely used as a means of pecuniary or ersonalbeeflt to thir i control. I have ofst| in iiaasrf generally that the present organization of the party in the city of New York has npt only lost the con fidence of the ipublic,'but it hasdeservedly lost it, and ought not to have it." ;~No d bli the pri Sriup° under such a ytemu- a this, and it is by means of it th the nmachsie hsat so long ruled the elican"plart a oej' fiw York despite'it ,elf. phiep e itaF eetatetoi esort to th" heroic gyrestedj of voting for Demo <aitl ikd# ai Buhit twhein' even the d :4j4 ) ,were dis lairi 4s seed upon ' re.i t rgs: tlt Ussa been a Concord aid BENTON SLAX -DERED. Although Benton did not give Major . Maginnis as large a majority as he had a - right to expect from it, it is generally sup posed that the Democratic organ of IHelena - is still friendly to the interests of our town and county. We were, therefore, not a little surprised to find in Wednesday's is - sue of the Independent a communication t containing some slanderous assertions I about the river metropolis, which the edi_ s tors should have known were without s any foundation in fact, but were, never T theless, well calculated to do thie town - considerable injury, especially at this time when so many strangers are seeking in , vestments in Benton and real estate is - rapidly rising in value. We are not in n the habit of answering anonymous serib s blers, but will give the facts in contradic e tion of the following paragraphs for the e information of the Independent,-the public - generally, are better informed. a "We found Fort Benton much i:mproveI since our former visit, and the nuimerous brick buildings displacing iog a.lnd fra:ue, e give evidence of an inclination to stay "right here." But I cannot see how the F present town is going to be much of a Iman c ufacturing center, with no prospect of any tributary towns north or west, and only partially so in the south. Besides, the flat on which the town is built is liable to e be swept clean at the breaking of te.. ice each spring, as witness in 1881. The op posite side of the river olfers a far more favorable situation, as there is a: gradual slope to the river. The near approach:t of - the bluffs on each side makes a suspension bridge an easy matter. Fuel is enormously high here, a load of pine (said to be a cord), sells for $18 or $20. Two of our party propose putting in a - boom above here and floating logs down from the upper river next season. It strikes me that the residents of Benton are strangely apathetic in many things that concern their own interests; there is a marked lack of enterprise by individual ef t fort. Nothing can be done unless Pow er, Baker, or other public men take it in hand. The streets and sidewalks are ift a t filthy condition, and instead of each one improving his own frontage, growls are I made against the Colnimissioners an, eflorts made for a city charter " ....~~~~.... . 1 .. . l The prospects of towns nor'th an. south01 ot Benton are at present very ilatteriug, as every one knows who knows anything about Benton, but they are not necessa..1ry to make Benton a manuf:acturing town as the same advantages which ma:de her the supply depot of the Territory will operate equally well in the direction of mtu.fac turies. As the ice has never troubled the flat on which Benton is built since o(le Fort Benton was established, in 1S-5, I th present residents do not feel seriously alarmed. The flat on the oposite side of the river, however, is lower h:ai the lihn ton bottoms, and its slope is not so Si;'e ). Furthermore, the opposite flat htas been flooded several times from high water while the Benton fiat' has never suffered. The proximity of the Missouri Falls pre vents any danger from ice gorges, as su.ii cient ice can not accumulate between B.en ton and the falls to cause a serious gorge. This scribbler is evidently near sighted or he would not have said "'the near approach of the bluffs on each side" would facilitate a suspension bridge at Benton. The blufis are at least three miles apart. In the last paragraph this smart corres pondent gives himself away. He wants to boom the river above Benton, and the merchants of Benton won't assist him. Some of the merchants of Benton have been there before. They have assisted parties to build booms, probably before this gentleman ever heard of Benton or Montana, and all they have to show for such assistance are long accounts or; the debit side of their ledgers. That fuel is high no one will deny, but not so costly that any one but a fool would accept less than a cord of wood for $18. Wood is scarce because no one with stllti cient capital to supply the demand is in the wood business. We have a good coal mine within thirty miles of town that could supply us with fuel at a reasonable price, if the owner had the means and the enterprise to haul it during the summer I months and not wait until the winter sets in and the roads become impassable. A still better article of coal can be laid dowtn in Renton for $16 per ton from the W1rhoop up mine, but parties who desire to obtdin it at that price must contract with outgo ing trains before the snow flies. The im provements mentioned are evidence enough that there is no "marked lack of enterprise by individual effort," as this genius puts it, and we are not aware that Power, Baker or other public men have ever been requested to clean the streets. WINTER PROSPECTS. The stockmen of Choteau county have had no occasion up to the present time to complain of severe weather, or weather in any way unfavorable to stock. Last year the month of Decemher was unusually fine, but there was a scarcity of snow which eaused the cattle to suffer some for want of water; but this year we have had snow enough to satisfy the cattle, and with the exception of the November storm, which never fails to occur between the 20th and 30th of the last Fall month, we have had no cold weather to speak of. It is a singular fact that, although a ref erence to the weather record of almost any preceeding season, will furnish a fairly safe guide for the current year, there are few persons in Montana, even among the oldest residents, who appear to understand our climate or care to predict the weather of the coming season. While not claim ing to be even well posted regarding weather inspections, we have noticed that the November storm mentioned occurs in variably between the 20th and 30th of the month and, is a sure indications of what the coming winter will be; that is, if the storm is severe, the winter will be severe and, vice versa. The November storm of this year was cold enough while it lasted, but it was of such short duration and has been fol lowed lI such exceedingly. fine weather that we regard it as the forerunner of per haps a sharp, but short winter, and an early and wet spring. As last year was also very favorable to the cattle and sheep Industries another- favorable year wiUl establish both on a safe and permanent footing in this county.: The losses sus= tined by our cattle and sheep owners, three years ago were f'ully recoverel t'he two succeeding winters, and tine present winter will return them ihandsomne prolits upon their investments, and create a greater feeling of confidence than was ev er felt since the fi:st,herds of cattle and sheep were driven into Choteanu county. SLI& JIM'S QUIET BURI.AL. His Strange Career as Told by One of the Movurners. N ]"vw YOIlK, Nov. 25.--There was a strange funeral fromn the undaertaker's shop, 82 Gr'eenw:ich, stoaet, yesterday af ternoon. No minni -tor., no weeping rela tives, no flowers. no tears were to b', seea. Only :n eoupllpe o' dozenn :'f w:'ri'h men went into tile sipi;, singly oI " in couples, and took a look at the co'rpse. It was the body of a nnnan o 30, witd a igl fbre head, pnomnlient nnoce, anid tihe tiexiressioni 1of a Imai whio hadi se=en! life in sonne of its roughest phases. Tihe undineriaker said : "There is no use in nbnnlislhinng his name. lis last request was that it shouok be kept secret, because le he did not wisi his poor oldn mother to kinow of it. She is 70 years old, and living in a comnfortable homeo Down East whnicli he provided for her. lIe s:id it would not Fio any good to let her know that ihe was dead. "HIe t a.i th!e slickest-handed mnan_ thlat ever tossed a pasteboard," said one of the Bystanders. lie went by the nhae of Jordan, but his real name was Bra:'ce. lie was well known anmonng the sporting, fra ternity as the original 'Slim Jaim, king of the three-card imonte inen." His real name was James Bruce, and he tas a fatnner boy away down in Maine, up to 18(8. Once day le went to a c'nonty fair and saw a man tossijng the three cards. lie th!ought he could pick up thle little joker. It look ed so easy td make $5 by saving 'thatl's tihe card,'." wien lhe saw' ti! c(Inier turn'd'i tn . Ile bet andi lost, and bet and lost as annniny a. gr'eeni'orn ilhas tdo~,ne betore and Is;:e. In tryIin r to gei :.25,t a ol tthe thie -c::'d mionti mant , on what he though t" ,Il-no i t thing, he lost $2T. '.l h nn he made nip his mindn it wouldi be a g,,l gmeni to learn. I.e learnted it so well thati lg made over -400,000 out of it. Ji was 5 feet 11 ile.: taal, weighled 150t) ponini:, had a sn eotih iee, alnd looked like a nttil.n verdatint or 'er. ' o look at hinm n xh, he wan i':ade ip in) Un iness youi would think nhim a country lnt,. who needd to ,e taeQn care of'. lie isea to wear a suit of "dungal'(.n',"' o brIwni countriy gant'nts, that made hn:n look like a farmer's nann in store clothes. Whn hIe g'ot on thos: tnm e it I re , witn. , :iatt hat, big boots, w ita his n o'ot i. n. s t, n 0 wd inn, mad n hutnk of ,',erb-e,. , hn wa: ready to skin the sharpest countrylnan that ever tried to rob a mnlito ninian by" pretend ing to guess a card wthei he thought, t he hli it su'e. into an express train at a country station, s.lrawl over the flo1r, spill a few out of a bag 'f .20 gold pieces, sweazr that he had been robbed of a part of the money he had got for selling his farmil, tlland in a clumllsy way bring out the cards to s how how the gamblers got the best of him. llis cap pers or confidants would gather about, and soon Jim would have a first-class game under way. The greenhorns would be sI ure to bite. Jim would turn up the cor ner cf the ace in such a clumsy way and i let them win a few times to get them exci ted. Then the simpletons would bet all they had, and Jim would scoop it. For years Jim 1has been known at races, fairs, and on the principal railroads. lie worked them all as long as he could. lHe was very sueceesful on the Union Pacilic and Central Pacific railroads, and was the best 'sure thing gambler" in America. He was tile equal of the celebrated "Can ada Bill," the three-card monte imailn who died in Philadelphia recently. Jim offered the Union Pacific Railroad. Company $10,000 for permission to ply his game on their road in 1870, and agreed that he would not fleece anybody but dea cons and clergymen. lie used to say that it was a perfectly fair thing to swindle the pious people who were trying to cheat others by betting on what they thought was a sure thing. Jim was well known in Utah, Califor nia, Nevada, and, in fact, throughout the West. Often the railroad companies would put detectives after him to keep him off the trains. Latterly he has work ed the trains between New York and Washington. He was not without sym pathy. If he won from a man who could afford to lose he would not care how much he took away from him. But, if he thought the victim could not spare it, he would give back part of the money with the good advice, "D)on't gamble; don't even bet that you are alive." Jim was registered at the Park HIotel, SMat Gooderson's old place, as James Jor dan, and by that name he was mostly known. A week ago last Saturday night, he was out with some friends pretty well on to Sunday morning. Hle got to scult fling and fooling, all in fun, with Matt Carroll. Carroll got into a scufile with another man and shot at him, hitting Jim by mistake. The ball lodged in the groin, and he was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where lie died. Some of the boys visited him in the hospital, and did what they could for him. They raised $150 to bury him decently, and some of them sat iip with the body last nighit. Who were they? Well, perhaps there is no use saying who they were, as the man was crooked. But, though he was a crooked man, he had a good heart, and many is the dollar he took from those who could afford to lose it, and gave it to some poor emigrant without a dollar in the world. The facts with regard to the shooting of 1 Bruce were published in. The Su,, of a week ago last Monday. .On the afternoon of Sunday, the 12th iiist., a shot was heard in Park row, .aind imnmediately afterward a thin man limped across the road to Frankfort street, a stout man fell on his backon the footway, and a man in a white slouch :iat was seen uni~ng ialoing the sidewalk toward the Post Office, with a i revolver in his hand. :Ie was pursued t and arrested. In :thie (Oakstreet stitiofi ht hilm. TJhe pr'isontcl' w':as hi,! titied as o:1 ; :i :.ck," a ('+ idec i mia . In the mieill ti ' . t , lt ep.. lter ii' t tdi f-lund that the thin t ne, ' ho i.a been frgottent illn the exscitc'::cnt.l h:td been woundied in the thigh, and that his lmmOrn was Jamrles L. Jordan. 11e ,,-,ra taken in an ambulance to Chiamitber Stree opitail, where it was found that the b:il t ::l: pjassed through the thigh. Hie :.A , -;i. 3:2 years old, had beIn in thei ('ilu w o :r tirh ( years, and wav livin1 at ,. t (C't11Iht:n street. Ide would give no f' rth r' itnformahioni. He was 5e._t to t,-lict iew 1.:t S!a' i evening. T'ills \ aS Janil':, Br'tu,, alias JoJrdal l. Bios te"n Ja 1, \W , gave fly ItitIna t' 'as F lrankti I i a 1lei x, a.ii, *:t; -. t t eye i ' i oi' i'ht be 'fore tu; 0J 1ir; i y-t- (i fol' owing day.:y It anll!ey was con ni tald wji-h nL bt:l, to aWIH; the re-".t of .Jortrl-il s inljurles, Ali M :a,:.iwvil -.s liitt € i 0 l) oi!1 b ing (1runlk, at11i V." h 0 6 1 in `i'1') h:a1l to 1 =,k") the .the k1r. .. 'Al m onte 1men. wits b11 ied I:l'i(:k.v c ('' t(' Cl emoCoreltey. I n 8p t e o f :si T . s h ', a nl f or th e time"o check tilt' l;it oiti 'l n. ini e ofi indians to steal . -I s. lit- l't.r.4 ii ;- i tO :Ii! al:l7'i nlg e:t 1'.. 1i I `' ,nlw r ,1)" lifter ,:1:. E._. . n)i' l trio ) , 1 - ."Iw n the whllite., al the Iii(?::ilS ll. Th faitr, we be li(e'V- to tw I. ly \: 1i u t :q. n' . ail entoug1 to te th'ir ". tt I , c.A' this wholesle approl'ition u I roerty o1 lhe part of thir- h1alltL'.', _i t)tio the only seriout s co t.) ptllit- t.i , l 1'ne ;.' t11o the nli'ghborhood 01f t. 1f!'. .. Agentcy, anlld tieve i L the 'ierritlor.t It is i'`l :ie 1)OWelt' ( v ('ery a [ent to cov" olj .Iroipery f olm the fl dian,, lut so far fr)nt. 1 ilg this. l h ve t 1. [1! :o 'I'-eel I; .lit ial;t (on '. I m. i :t 'l 1 i h'r wi..L.,t knowig h. r 2: ..-i Ivt o, .: , it: ('e em hll:atictt'ly (1. !.ie, fl at; -:i , ,: i rcin ovv t jon o , ,tP ro, ) t'i lr'.t ,1.• ' "" " o"w I 4 J ' ': "t ' ti'cm +n di]ShaO .,: ii: [ract ice, 4 . ,; ! :l,) : ha (:1 o- IhO ie t',.v wit' u1 (l '' l it i' t oriL" overt.i' il t)lore t;m ,y re..,' ii.°i" r.'r('i' V i:o- ; . (:Mid kt i ," i. ,:UI e otlghi, l3:int [thei at i'i ist t S .shlt,l,)ow of 1141 ex, uS.t e f:: s-tl \ - in t _n( i ns ,,; kill co:l n; utA ielig .,..:. is so ,uthin.: th::f tife -: Hitte setti,.'r w, no& tN w " ", aiti, l nl frofxm thi. f ,'i:e, h:'1 i, t}i--' t'ai)'t.i it i m, .v b, l, on l:,,,for( 1 1,. 11_lla ts, a I, i1- `nIl as w'( , wi h 'o taught a ima.". tha[ , 1 ,:ntr' l t: en- to ' el:lllt'L fo' eni!al€. :. !t+[ ') !? .-.: =-, .';art _,f T: ' ac ry aiiii the , ~fl~ers ~l t~h :j-r.))'e iLari ir the i i;,Uau l rieiorii , - ,wI h ii will go 1 fr grea, with i'reideit Arthur's ter - .n .-vge , , w ie i 'iek r lirn )x. 'We "won- !"e hocw uilecha "wr'i6it the opin lolls and rcomt'mnl',i:datlis of t0[ i;:: He-rietary of Lh: T'S'eeasury will ry fth..i year. Ab .t li ,- ,fs ::, .u t a ter election in O:io a'n.. th:t -in Xew York. SJudge f cle u: ,0 .-yed the state of the Uo Itliry in a hetr 11 ri tteln cni official paper of til; Ee 'cre(I' y's of!ice alin deci Wgned for ' ipubvei, on.::ct! , e th: i.n said: 1 "The (h-o ci,*' t')Ork pi-.h (in TTuesday, the liii of this month. It resulted in a gain to the ideiocrati iarly of several k':,ngzresum:n.f the next (ongress. At 1.once here arose a jubilant clai. l fron1 the e organs of that party ia tha nt next house of Sepor'ese iatives wOtulldt be D)emocratic. 1How did bulai.-ess andt cr,'t' lul Te .rd that c Claim and the consit1encel '1 d'0 , if trlue? It is estim ated from wel,-fui:nded dt lia that ion Wednesday, the lth tif October, the day foilowing, the:e was 't shrinkage of values in the great properties of the coun try of over $40,000,000. That shrinkage 1. has been going on ever since. Do the businessinteess iterests of the country look with dread to a return of the Democratic party sto the control of Federal legislation ? Is it a wtell-founded dread ? Will the elect t ion of the I)emocrattie ticket in the State of Now York increase it, and give it great er reason for existence? These are ques tions for hesitating Republicans to ponder. To assist Mr. FOLG in the prepara tionl of his forthcoming report, we exhibit the following table, showing the market prices of half a dozen fairly representative securities, first, on the day when lie de clares a great shrinkage was caused by the mere apprehension of a Democratie ma jority in Congress, secondly, on the day when the alleged apprehei:son had become absolute certainty, and thirdly, after the alleged panic of the business interests had two full weeks to operate: Oct.11. Nov. S. Nov, 20. SGovernment4s...... 119 119; 1193% (. B. & Q...... ...1 1?% 130% 127,% Y. Y. Central..... 133 1807" 130%l N. . and N. 11....1821, 181 186 Pa. R. it ..............0i43- 59% 591% Union Pac............107- 105l % 105?. W. U. Tel........ 8; 80 81 Gov't 4s (in London)122% 122x 1221, A fortnight is long enough to wait for any shrinkage in values, disturbance of the public credit, or unsettlement of pub lie confidence to manifest itself in a place so sensitive and quickly responsive as Wall street, There has been no such catastrophe as Mr. FoLGoR indicats¬d with warning forefinger. Some securities have advanc ed in price; others have declined. Fluct uations of that sort are always occuring without reference to elections and majori ties. The fear of what may be done by a Democratic majority in Congress has had no more efiet upon the value of property in the U. S. of America than it had upon the phases of the mooa. Everybody knows this to be the case-at least, every body outside of the. primary schools and the kindergartens. The single practical result of Mr. FoL SGER'S suggestions to "hesitating Repub iicans" has been to unsettle public confi dence in hilmuself.- Either he was sincere in his appreihenlsion of a puanic, or he affect ed fear for the purpose of intluencing votes. If he wrote this letter in good tfaith, what will be said of his judgment? If hie did not write it in good faith, what shall be thoughi t of his honesty? In either case, how much weight will go with his forthcoming opinions and. recommendia tions in regard to the nation's finamcea-s ?. N. Y. Heral.d. JoHK T. MuaPaY. SAMUEL Nat.. W. W. XJWe.s. .. 4. MURPHY, NEEL & CO., WHOLEMALE AN UIBTAIL 3W3ALUIR6I* GROCERIES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. H AR'DWARE! Iron and Steel! Miners and Blacksmith Tools, Iron Roofing, SCOT T'SFOUR-POINT BARBED WIRE, TIN WARRE, 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 mI ent 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 transact a 1general 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 ecme and see us when you visit Benton. Murphy, Neel g Co. J H. McKrnmgk.& Co. Post Traders, And Dealers in .enoral Morehbanse FORT SHAW, - M. T. We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods consisting of i)ry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Drugs, Booets and Shoes, Cleth ing, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Weodenware, Crockery, Harness, Wool Socks and Twine, Tents, Wagon Sheets, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, ETC. AG-.E1WTS FOR. WOOD'S IMPROVED MOWERS, HAPGOOD'S SULKY PLOWS, IMPROVED SULKY RAKES, "and STUDEBAKER WAGONS. llPWe have on hand and to arrive a larger stock than ever before. Ranchmen and Stockmen are respectfully invited to examine our goods and prices before pur chasing elsewhere. FORT SiHAw, M. T., June 1, 1882. J. H. McKnight & Co. New Store ! New Goods! NICK MILLEN, - - HELENA, MONT., Has the Largest and Best Selected Stock of Boots landi Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Etc. Ever brought to the Territory, and is Selling at BOTTOM PRICES I llHaving recently fitted up a large store to accommodate my largely ltslag trade, am prepared to ll orders of any ase or descriptloa I my liae. Mall Ora4ere wRilf rec. e Preopt Atteage. *tiswm sWIQi Mi ýlI" :~: : I'4* U·w.