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ii !_nton ' odge,No.23, A F. & A.M.
: .-, '"-- ,lunications of the above named : , 1ii at 7:30 p. In. on the flrst and third of each month. Members of sister + Jdjaourning brethren are cordiallyin t t ttlend. RUFUVS PAYNE, W. M. (Gto. W. CRAXNE, Seeretary. C'IO'TL U2: LODGE, No. II, I. U. O. '. A regular meeting of the above Lodge will be uald on We dCnewlay evening of each week, at their L),tge room in thi city. Sojourning brothers are . 'r.l. , ln ted: to attend. CHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. PSTEIt McDoNALD, .s(;rear, U11T4V N 4N LODGE No.9, A. 0.. w. The regutir commlunic:liion of the above Lodge c.,31e.e,, at the M 1.on c liall every Thursday eve nlng a:tt 7:U0 oclurk By the order. Ct ARLtEi CL1AW4FORD, M. W , ( uEH'r E RaGL: .. I.t.cord,-r. jNIGlIITS1 OF PYTAilAS. C(:rescent Lodge :io 4. - e ier'y 1nd:tdy night , 7:30, at Castle ,' w , t inw II.l1. , C. clNTIRE, C. U. ý V , ili ,LI , K. ci 1t. t-r i a. Cihurch SerylacE , kPISCOPAL CUR~CH. t.lcvel', V wi! te held every ASninty at the JEptt 4u.: < isr' ttu , at 11 a. in., ati at7 I. in. Sunday c 'otd "t : :? i tti. A curdi invitation is ex . ,t ' i " i i SlFV. S.t. L.LACKISTON, v.ie!ont Pastor. CONG REOATtONAL. ttIv. .: . I 'etllareat, under the autp)ices of tte ne1: :.!t liaie 1i2ioitnary Society, is hohlding !\ t-. ait the ('oulrt ilousI twice each alternate at jiatil, . i11 :t n a . a .:n. a:abbinth School at nl. The piuibuiii Irr yaie arl invited to attend. ?E.TIE 's''i. I _A.LL. lte J.a (iatt lh:as .ui.iV ttoitran'ted under the printing law to do :all the legal adver i-ug 11f; : ti rbliic ... : i. f.ir which Cho e'a .ou:lty 2 . chj ati +abl;le, :tit has litd j lit bo l' I'rttq ii' ,reý,! .tv la 1 o .i LECAL NEWS. Fronm Snat:l ~ay l) . 'h .lt t ill t ! ieptierd has changed his - eo, tiont to l i.t of a lndi.e a[e artist. l'l',olr ,S unltt' L. Kell, will leave for Whili Silhi"i!&t ZSititens 3,cntlavy ilolrnilg. L:tlhtr I utluil, wi!ll lhohl services at the Caltho!i' chr t-i.lrrow at atd 1 0:301) IE. l.hlh l, from .- t. Louis, anil A. J. ll'rtrs, of St. ):ul, are registered at ihe ;-ratnl [0uion. Rev. Mr. Mill s will hohl services a:it the Board of Tradle rooms to-mnorrow at 11 o''lock . ito. ani d ; p. in. We iunitder'tanld that.a motion to :ijourn Matrchli st has passed both Houses, and its been helt over for ,onid..rltitolt in the ('out i tcl. te reguliar M :tle'.dl iail will leave to mnirrow morning. Sl Yates or Lew I. I,.Vs :ill handle the ribbons, it is not Vet thcided wliih will. The follwing nanidt gentlemen left on thii, inorniug's Helena coach: Paris Gib son. J. II. Patterson aiid John Williaut ier LIelena, and G.D. Patterson for Fort Shaw. The Benton and hIelena Stage Co. has been doing a rushing btisitiess for the past two inontn, the passengers going and cornm ing beiig quite numerouts, and the freight liretty heavy. Mr. C. G. Grifllith went over to 3Me Devitt's tunntel yesterdaty to see how the work was going on. He reports that all is progressing favorably. The youn!i grocery elei'k Who W'va re ported to have fallen while skating the other lay denies the report. Ile says he is very careful when skating as he has The citizens of Benton° are praying for cold weather in order that the press,which, like all decaying things, becomes offensive in warm weather, may become less obnox ious to their olftaetories. Ford S. Caldwell intends leaving to-mor row for Belt creek, to see how the bridge at that place is progressing. lie will pro. bably go from there to the Little Belt saw mill to see about timber for the boom. J. A. Patterson, of A. F. Shapleigh & C'antwell hardIware Co., of St. Louis, after selling quite a bill of goods to Murphy, Neel & Co. left on this morning's coach for Helena. At a meeting of the First Nationul Bank of Helena, on the 21st inst., the capital stock has increased to $300,000, and T. C. Power and 11I. M. Parchen added to the Board of Directors. As soon as the Legislature passes the bill authorizing the piayment of a bounty for the killing of cayotes and other obnoxi ous varmints we are are going down to kill the skunks on the press. Miss Pink Duer, sister of Mr. Charles E. Duer, expects to leave Monday for Omaha. Miss Duer has made a great many friends (lduring her visit here and a great many will regret to hear of her departure. There were seven passengers on 'the coach from Helena last night. Father Barchelo, A. J. Burrus, Pink Wilson from Ijelena; Mrs. Frank Hughes, Miles ,City; E. Robbins from St. Louis; A. 4verill, Flat Creek; and John Downs of Sun River Leavings. One of our young ladies has not yet re covered from the Masonic dance last Wed nesday night. 11cr health is badly impair ed from quite a severe cold which she caught while she was kept at the front gate in the rain for a half an hour talking to one of our sweet tenor singers. I Mr. A. I. Burrus, of R. G. Dunn & Co.'s inercentile agency, of St. Paul, paid us a pleasant visit this morning and left us one of the most elegant lithograph cards we have seen for a long while. Mr. Burrus is seeking information regarding the financial standing of the various business firms in town, and appears fa.forably imf pressed with the outlook of Beaton.. Call atL. G. Baker & Co.'s for a (nLa suit of clothes made to or4er,' from $18 u~ wards. They have t i lR .oU de r and perfect sati~faction was given in every respect. These suits are made by a relia ble house in St. Louis. They have just received a new stock of spring and sum mter samlple. ('all and examine quality and prices. The Presbyterians will hold services to morrow morning at 11 o'clock and at 7in the evening, at Gauis & Klein's old store on Front street, when Rev. Mr. McMillan will ofliciate. There will be noservice to night. Mr. Mclillan desires us to an nouncethat there wiil Ie:' communion in the morning immetiacly after services, and that all are :.'.i:,, i:.;vited to partake. The fallowing incident illustrates what valuation the wliat-ig-it called the press puts upon itself. A gentleman of this place held a .$25 plid up certificate of stock in that after-birth, and in settling his bill with the eruptive excrescence he inquired what would be allowed him for his stock. Lie was informed that for his $25 paid up certificate of stock he would be allowed ten dollars. Although ten dollars was a thousand cents more than the stock was worth, yet it is curious that the masses of animated uiicous running the Press should have at last tumbled to the fact that their sickly enterprise is near ruin. The .oanai Art Exhibition at Helena has suggested to some of our citizens the idea of inaugurating a similar exhibition here. We understand that Mr. Ford C(ald well is very convers'int with art matters, and if he cai be indmuced to take the lead in the movement, the exhibition will undoubted ly Le a success. We have an allegorical pi: liti ng, exec:ited by ourselvcs, represent ing the RE(coeD in the character of Apollo slay'ng Python (tIhdpress). 'This is a fine large painting, and has a nice label on it, so that any one can readily see what it represents.. To see this picture will be alone worth the price of admtission.. The Mercantile Ag.ctuv, which Mr. Bur rus r'pl)eseCnts, clahims to have been estab Sishce in i 11, and to have ninety-seven ofies throuighout the Union. Mercantile Agencies .s, 'a ia tl, alre c it regarded with favýr, for the Ia :son ithtii thcy d, lnot cor re:tly r-.pr hme t tie true stan(ing of any biii i l" tim et the inaccuracies are chitlat4 dut o aireresehtations on the pa of thi it ti;:ta qutted, and Mr. Burrun i-ext c mcly :ui xiou- to know the true stae et ci ' liin ion i towna. Those who are in ,i Iita.,cial co.;dition imill not hesitate I) tell lhiO the i-tth. and those who areu not, w ill make thoir btusiness ap pe:' :i wl a'ti possible. one of Our wVants. A Anvy one at all familiar with Benton must have ni ticed thie shoekin; diksipa lion of the yor.ng menl of this town. We have t tt'ti~id! Il\ilv services, Sabbath atf ter Sabbath, and hive rarely seen a young man ait cirtrh; :oid we think we may saf.ly av tiat inot one has ever been prese;t at a pm;r r min.ting. It is useless to attempt longe'r t. toneeal tie 1;ce that ouryouth are given: to abhbatlh-breaking, anti pmrorastin:ttioº. Ce do not hI;ve to look for the cause o.i this, and we can only tendeavor to ti:''.,ver a renmedy. We incline to the belief that if a branch of the Young Men's (:l'ristian Asaociation were establishecd here it would do much to rem edy this dellorable state of a.fiirs. We have talked earnestly with several young men, and they all expr1essed a willingness Ito join ielchi an a-.ociation. The young men are :ot ba;l, and only need a Chris tian Assoeiatiou to make good and useful citizens. A Ne Divir-ie. A tcS telegram faon the Rev. [Mr. Richards announces that he and hist wife will arrive in Bentoen about Malrch 8th, Mr. Richards to take charge of the Presbyte rian Cthurch. I e expects to make his himne permanently in Benton and( devote his entire time to the duties of his pastorate. It seems to be the policy of the Presbyterian Br:d of Missions, in th i prosecution of their work throughout the I est, to cr;:centrate a man's energies at a i single rp ;t rather tharn to distribute theel over so ;mruchl territory as to waste his strengt! and:l render ihim alnust powerless for good at any one point. It may be a mooted question whether the policy of this Board ihlthe wiser policy, but it is never theless their mode of building churches. It certainly involves a greater outlay of money to support a minister for each point occupied than to distribute one over an indefinite region, but it insures a more rapid growth of the churches thus sup plied toward sustenation, and is be-, lieved to be more economical in the long run. At any rate we are sure that the people of.Benton will cordially welcome Mr. Richards and his accomplished wife. ýPIING. This delighful spring weather is doing God's own work in Benton, especially among our ladies. Doors and windows are thrown open and lungs, which for long weeks have inhaled only unhealthy, stove heated air, are now taking in huge draughts of pure, invigorating, oxygenated air, causing the chest to tingle and the invig orated blood to bound through the arter ies. We took a long walk this morning to the bluffs commanding Benton, and to our delight we found many interesting fossils in the shales which crop through the out lying bluffs, belonging, we suppose to the Silurian or to some early order of the De vonian age. The mud is tundoubtedly an obstacle, but if our ladies will assume senD sible shoes and skirts, they will not regret the exertion if they undertake daily excur sions to the bluffs of Benton in this mel low. spring-like weather. Iamport~at. Commissioner Aroanx desires us ito. notify the property owners and reside. of Fort Benton that the Bloard ofomm lonere will prosecute to the full exten: t of tbehaw any person or persona found piigU in any ot $b i·tIte tho wll bp Fphdto the th#.4 From Monday 's Daily. t Mr. O. 1H. Parsons is in from the Shoun t kin. E. G. M.aclay returned from tIlenua last - night. J. . Enwmry 'arrived v" esterday trom Helena. T. Delaney left for Assinnaboine this morning. II. E. Hyde arrived here yesterday from Helena. n Dr. Jas. M. Craighill will leave for! ;, Helena to-morrow morning. Col. J. J. Donnelly is back from Barker. Lt He reports a hard return trip. 's August and Frank Damin and F. Hlus ten left for Helena Sunday morning. k 'he regular IMaeleod coach left yester day morning with Lew Roberts as driver. James McCord, from Highwood, is in town on business connected with his home stead. , D. G. Browne's mule train foaded with s wood for W. S. Wetzel, arrived from the ,f Marias to-day. s Sol Yates left on this morning's Barker t coach for Hlighwood, after horses for I. 0. Baker & Co. Capt. Dewey returned yesterday fron, a Belt creek where he has been surveying several ranches. S . 11. Clendenin arrived Saturday from f Martinsdale by private conveyance, and .expects to return to-morrow. Dr. Samuel L. Kelly did not leave this morning a: he intended, but will leave to morrow with I. If. (lendenin. The meeting of the Bar Association will be to-morrow evening instread, of this even ting. as was erroneously announced. IMr. S. C. Edgerton will leave for HIelena this week to appear in the case of U. S. vs. Pepin at the aplroaehing term at that pla'e. Miss Pink Duer left for Omaha this morning by way of Helena. Her many friends will be sorry to hear of her de partume. Judge Johq W. '[attop expctst to leave for Helena to-morrow morning on business connected with the reservation addition to the townsite. Mr. J. W. Luke, Jr., will leave for Hele na on Thnmrday in the interest of the REC ouD. Mr. Luke is authorized to collect and solicit for the RECORD. o Gen, Thotmas Ii. Ruger, U. S. A. and a l)r. James M. Craighill, U. S. A., arrived from Assinrahotine Saturday afternoon. Gen. Ruger left for Icletna on this morn ing's coach. Remember that this is the last week at 'T. C. Potel: & Ihro.'s for dry goods below cost, Ladies9 dresses, wrappers and aprons away down. Childrens' dresses a specialty. I. G. Baker & Co. just received by ex press 10,000 Zuleika cigars from Califor nia, which they are now offering to the public. These are undoubtedly the finest t cigars ever brought to Benton, Wanted.-A good team of mares or horses. They must weigh from eleven to twelve hundred pounds, well broke to har ness and good drivers. e Address G. L. BROWN, Box 196, Benton Postoffice. The defective arrangements for drainage in Benton have been made apparent dur ing the recent warm weather, by the for mation of a fine young lake upon Franklin street between Baker and St. John streets. Although this lake forms a picturesque feature of the scenery of Benton, some what resembling fJake Como, it is not generally admired by residents in its vicin ity, and should be drained at once Mr. E. Robbins, representing the well known saddlery hardware establishment of P. J. I eters, St. Louis, paid us a pleas ant visit on Siturday. Mr. Robbins has Svisited our Territory Eo freqqently that h@ very propel y considers himself an old timer. Ice i , unquestionably, one of the best rustlers in the business that has yet v;sited our Territory. I. (G. Baker & Co. have just received one thousand pounds of assorted garden seeds from D. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich igan. Every possible kind of seed that grows can he found in this lot. It is the most complete and largest assortment ever brought to Benton. Farmers should not fail to call early before the stock is broken. F. M. Eastman will leave for Helena by private conveyance to-morrow morning to attend the U. S. term at that place. Mr. Eastman's resignation as U. S. Attorney has been accepted to take effect from the date of the qualification cf his successor, This obliges him to appear for the United States at the spring terms, at considerable inconvenience and pecuniary loss to him self. Griffith & Cald well have suspended work for the present at 'the boom and discharg ed hands. Mr. Cald well will go to Little Belt in a few days to see about getting timber. If they can get plenty of timber the firm will take the contract and go right ahead and have'their work complet ed by May 1st. The contract price is $9,000. Rev. D. J. Mc~illan held services yes terday morning and evening at Gans & Klein's old store. He succeeded in giving the Presbyterian church a good start dyes terday morning, having received quite a number of applications. He left on this morning's coach for Helena. The minis ter, Mr. Richards, whki will take charge of the new church, is expected here Sunday after next. John Egan, who was released from jail or. Saturday, was arrested yesterd .y about 11 o'clock, fr disturbing the peace. Egan Is a powertul :ati "afd dareid that he `rwulid ot go to tail. When the efforts of the aonstabte and half a `maen aalstat 1ina y got&r. I to th 1p, the ues taau referared to h as as $jude as .da sod Evebefore t'efallthi4 clothes having a a. badman ItOi non baoe ge a.: t Soume Citizens of Benton. A man at Billiards nev6r beaten, Nor never can be: Mr. - . An equal of the famed X Bledler: The learned, accomplished Dr. - A man of might and well tried mettle: The brave and generous Mr. - . A Bowery boy, a regular peeler: The sanguinary Mr. A sporting man, horsey and turfy: That genial gent, our friend P. - A man whose intellectual fire Illumes this town: that's --. Aman who soon will be in heaven If he keeps this up: that's No.--. We've sent these rambling lines afloat Without re'erring to MIr. - 'Cos we'ere airaid of that old Rlentoen llustrated. As matters of local interest are to-day rather seldom, and although the Holiday edition of the RECORD contained many fine cuts of Benton's buildings and surround ings, we are glad to be now able to present our readers with some excellent engrav i ings of matters of local interest, which we have just been lucky enough to secure. These cuts will be reproduced in the next r report of the Montana Historical Society. rThe above gives an excellent idea of the Old Fort at tlus place. The artist has taithfully delineated the great architectu Iral beauties of this fine old building. A faithful representation of the Benton School House. As may be readily seen the youth of Benton are admirably sup plied with educational facilities. An accurate cut of the first tsteamboat that arrived at Fort Benton. An exact picture of the steamer Helena of the Benton P Line, one of the finest boats running from Fort Benton. Life like portrait of Calamity Jane, one ofBenton's pioneer ladles, now re.!ding at Missoula. The engraving is from a photograph by Sarony. A truthful portraiture of the editor of the press, a daily and offensive eru ption at Fort Benton. Taken from , tin type in the Rogues Gallery, Good likeness of his associate editor. Also from the Rogues Gallery. i Aneminent divine seen castigating the editor of the RECORD. A truthful and realistic picture. Residence of a gentleman .ho took ex ceptions to a RECORD local, and ran up against No. 7. The belle of Fort Benton. The artist i has not done full justice to lie:' divine char!nr. One of the furnishings of the RECORD'S I elegant office. c True delineation of the Indian indea of the Great Spirit. Improavements in the Choteau House. Mr. Jere. Sullivan, the genial and al ways popular proprietor of the Choteau House, is arranging for very extensive im provements in his celebrated hotel. He has two schemes in view, either of which will make the Choteau House rank with the very finest hotels in Montana. One is to build a two-story brick addition between the present hotel and the resi dence of C. E. Conrad, to be used for rooms, and to front the present Choteau House with briclk This will give him a frontage of 60 feet. The other plan is to build a two-story brick building on the site of Wackerlin's old store, to use the upstairs rooms for hotel purposes and the ground fioor and basement for stores. The site of the Exchange saloon to give place to a two-story brick addition, and use the ground floor for an office and the upstairs for parlors, the present Choteau House to be the other wing. This second plan will give a frontage of 85 feet. It is not decided yet which will be adopted, but more defi nite infbrmation will be obtained shortly. DeWitt of Butte Appointed U. S. Att'y. * pecial to the Recod 1 a~ELUai, Feb'y. 28, 188 . It is reported here that DeWitt, of Butte, was yesterday nominated for U. B. Atb torney. W., H. DeWitt, the young attorney r erred to aboVe is a member of~ the thriv ing leia ftrm of Randolph & DeWitt, of Butte. He was formerly a student in the oeiY flR4 He Is a young m . o and `ood acts He sa anapplcant for From Tuesday's Daily. Oren Duntley, from Upper Teton, is i town. Winm. Turner, from the Marias, is at th Grand Union. The Boom Company filed Articles ( incorporation to-day. J. F. Patterson left this morning for hi ranch on the Shonkin. A few more of Burt's fine boots an shoes at T. C. Power & Bro's. Three more of the celebrated Jerseyvill sulky ploughs at I. G. Baker & Co's. Thomas Harwood, an old-timer, is ii town from his ranch at "the lakes." At last accounts Dr. Kelly and part) were swamped at the Nine-Mile Coulee. qy L. S. Leavitt left on horseback this ýy morning for his ranch on the Barker road de J. H. Emery and H.,D. [Burghardt lefi this morning, by private'conveyance, foi Barker. e r. II. J. Wackerlin is constructing , e. new and enlarged sidewalk in front of .hh ýt place of business. ý. A Saw mill, a prospective flour mill and an abundance of fuel will alone make Ben ton boom next spring and summer. ýf George Black and L. L. Jordan, from Os Otter creek, were in town yesterday, and t- filed on their land. They left this morning. W. S' Wetzel has for sale about 20 cords of wood which he has just received per D. G. Browne's mule train, which arrived this morning. n W. II. Burgess will leave for the East n to-morrow to buy a mammoth stock of " groceries for his store. le goes to Chicago by way of Billings. Go to Wctzel's during the next two days or you will have lost the opportuntty to get goods at closing out sale. Such low prices were never before known in Benton. iDuke Dutrieulle has received a number of new and elegantly lettered shaving cups, manufactured by Hoog of New York. Dutrieulle is the Benton agent for this class of goods, Samuel L. Kelly, 31. D. and R. H. Clen denin left this morning by private convey ance. Doctor Kelly goes to White Sul phur Springs, Mr. Glendenin to Martins d;le. Parties having beef cattle for sale can e dispose of them to Kennedy & Kelly, who will pay the highest market price. Mr. Kennedy says that beef is scarcer this year than he has ever known it to be be fore. Griflith & Caldwell accepted the contract this morning from the Fort Benton ;Boom and Lumber Co. to put in the piers for the catch boom. They have contracted with J. C. Walker, of Little Belt, to furnish all the timber, which will be about 85,000 feet. They wIll furnish the transportation and send after the lumber in a few days. Judge Tattan and F. Eastman, who had intended to leave for l.elena this morning did nýt start out, The business which called the Judge thither will not now re quire his personal attention, and Mr; E. will, consequently, not leave for the Capi tal before Friday or Saturday. Call at I. G. Baker & Co.'s for a new suit of clothes made to order, from $18 up. They have taken orders for over one hun drad and sitty suits in the last year, and perfect satisfaction given in every respect. 'These suits are made by a reliable firm in St. Louis. They have just received a r.ew stock of Spring and Summer styles. Call and examine quality and prices, Mr. E. Robbins, representing P. J. Peters & Co., St. Louis, will leave on to morrow's coach for HIelena. Mr. Robbins has visited Montana every year for the last eight years. but this is his~first visit to Benton. Ie says that the increasing bus. iness and extensiye popularity of the firm of Jos. Sullivan & Co. alone brought him hither. We were informed this morning by Mr. E. Robbins, representing the firm lof P. J. Peters, St. Louis dealers iln, harneas, sad delery, hardw'are, etc., that he comes to Benton for no other purpose than to sell goods to Jos. Sullivan & Co., and that he has sold to that firm the largest bill ever contracted for by any harness firm in Mion tana. "When I last saw Joe Sullivan," said Mr. Robbins, "he was a journeyman working atthe bench, and I knew that he was the best workman in Montana. The bill of goods that I have now sold him has been selected with the best of care and judgment, on his part, rand will give him the finest equipped establishment in Aon tana. No house in Benton or Helena will be able to compete with Sullivan & 'Co. either in price or quality when his stock arrives." n A Word to Young Men. I Communicated.J I' n the dykes of Holland small holes are sometimes made by worms, and althoutgh I :e the holes are almost mnicrosbpioc, yet un- 1 a less they are speedily filled they grow into ! immense openings, which cause the inun dation of whole districts. The avalanche ; when it begins its descent from thetlpsis 1 often composed of only a fewlbouldes, but t when it reaches the valley below it is a huge, resistless and destioyifngKadiveone', often putting the kybosh on Alpine tour 0 ists. The man who expiates' the ci-lme of murder upon the scaffold began his sinful - careeriby the commisslion of sme litttle sin, so small, perhaps, as to have ieelu 6ver looked by his parents and relatiyeas The drunkard who rolls inathe mire may have been brought to hir presant;-~glded con- 1 ditiin by somelittle one-hor6aethree-for-a- ' quarter drunk that he never thought of at ý, the time. .The °gambta er ~ho -at ps - children to obtain money wherewith to satiate the ragig passion hick contumes . him, may have had see o thatpas r- o son swin himby pin g ' s" at )f marbles. The pro e'tsat*gr o dio ly e blasphemse i nt ftener, o Llybn eai ei l LIlES ON A NOVEL SUBJECT. in - Spring in Montana, When the banana he I In luxuriant manner Grows, And shows The superiority of this climate over those Of other places is Nearer by great spaces To the Equator. 'T beats all nature. Sd Spring in Montana When the bandanna ls a thing of joy lie Because 'tis annoy Ing when you want to sneeze right out Not to have one about. No doubt. Spring in Moatana, y When nature's green banner Is getting ready To float out steady is Over hill and plain d. Again. f When the mud And the pud )i' Dies are annoying And ca rpet destroying. Spring in Montana. it J. A. s. S. is _ _ _- -_ From Wednesday's Daily. d Dress goods at low prices at Wetzel's 1- or one more day. Gus. Damin went to Barker this morn. n ing on the coach. d To-morrow is the last day of the closing ut sale of dry goods at Wetzel's s Staroil-cloth 12jcents, and Stair linen 5r 5 cents per yard, at Wetzel's. dJ. C. Walker left this morning in the Barker coach for his saw mill on Little Belt. H. J. Wackerlin & Co. are widening heir sidewalk 3 or 4 feet in frout of their store. John Casserly, from Ft. Assinuabolne, hand P. A. Manuix, from Sun river, are at the Choteau House. r Charles G. Fish arrivod from Belkuap , ast night will leave for his ranch on High wood tomorrow morning. t Jno. K. Castnet, from Sun River Leav ings, and P. A. Mannix from Sun Rlver, arrived in town last night. Frank Damm arrived last night from - Su a River on the Helena coach and left tor - Ft. Maginnis this morning, Messrs. A. K. and R. H. Kleinschmidt i arrived from Helena on last night's coach ) to look after their interests at this place. One or two days more like this will send out the ice, and then it will not be sct very long before we "see the steamer come round the bend," t The follwing passengers left here this I imorning on the Helena coach: E. Rob bins, A. J. Binckner, Jennie Russell, and Rosa Pfaft, all bound for Helena. John N. Churchill arrived with two loads of oats from Highwood this morn ing, and left with them for his ranch near the mouth of the Marias this afternoon. Bob Vaughn, of Sun River, intends bringing his thoroughbred stallion Proph et to Benton some time next month. We understand that Bob refused $2,200 for him. John Eagan had a hearing this vfternoon before Judge Tattan and was finued twenty -five dollars and costs, for disturbing the peace, He was sent to jail in default of payment. Henry IIeckle, from Wolf Creek Mines, H. W. Hutchinson from Otter Creek, and Wmin. Carter from the Shonkin, loaded with groceries and hardware at 31urphy, Neel & Co.'s yesterday, Grifflth & Caldwell have a few men and teams at work :igain to-day hauling rock for the boom. They have contracted with J. C. Walker, of Little Belt, to furnish all the lumber, and with D. G. Brown to haul ~Q,000 feet of it from the Little Belt saw mill to Benton. John Harris, Highwood, Chas. G. Fish from Ft. Belkntp, F. Snyder from Wolf Creek, R. H. and Albert Kleinschmidt from Helena, F. .Damm from Sun River, and Jonas B. Adams from Ft. Assinaboine are re~gietered at the Grand Union Hotel. The parties interested in the travesty which is to be given at Wackerlin's old store, soon after Lent, have been putting in a good deal of manual lahar during the past week. The stage is nearly all com pleted, and some of the scenery is com pleted. They expect to have a rehdarsal to-night. Thepress says the Silver Bell jumpers have been enjoined to surrender the mine to its former holders. The object of an in junction is, to keep things in statu quo un til there is a judicial determination of the rights involved. It is not likely, therefore, that the injunction referred to restrains anything more than the working of the anything more than the working of the mine. A telegram was receiv ed this afternoon announcing that an enabling act, atthoriitng the construction e of a $30,000 Court House, passed h the House yesterday. An attempt has been made to cut the amount down to $20, 0 000 in the Council. An expression of the wishes of the citizens of Fort Benton is de e sired by Councilman Hamilton to aid the s passage of the bill by the Council with t the original figures. a No, littlepress, the gentleman referred to is not a Mormon, and unlike the English young lady he don't "ope to be" 'one. Whileyou are wondering what other peo pleuare why don't you lkt people know ' what you are? We know you are an illustration of the fact that e "iYseased nature oftentimes breaks forth , C In esrange eruptions" but that is al we doknow about you, and we are in tilned to think you are a dark t and disgk tinystery etYn to yo dis e uting self: A warraint w laied l night by the ondortoa t hbarge' of having sa ysutted Mr. Sler Goe r r t.by's Republ Cmittee of tiW Territory, nhat ; p in "n ~ ( ' ebdw c habits. From Thursday's daily. II. Nichoff, from the :honkin, i" at the Choteau House. Quite a number of persons from I11glb wood are still in town, waiting to 'ross the river. A paper has been going around to-day and being pretty generally signed to.wl prove the sidewalks in several different places along Fronts ti rt. George D. 'Patterson arrived on last night's coach from Fort Shaw, and is at the Choteau House. lie will probably leave for his ranch to-morrow morning. Ford S. Cald well expects to leave to morrow for Belt creek to look after the bridge there, which they expect to have completed some time this month. We understand that there are from 20 to 30 cords of wood in town which can be bought at $12 per cord. We believe that Klienschmidt & Bro. have a great nimany cords for sale. The following passengers arived in town last night on the Helena coach : . 'T. Bohner, Chicago; G. D. Patterson, Foit s, Shaw; II. J. Potts, Helena; and Smtnuel Spaulding, Sun river. n_ The Riverside Literary Society will have its weekly meeting to-morrow night at the g Board of Trade rooms at 7:30 o'clock. All the members are requested to be present as some very import::rt business must be transacted. S. T. Bohnr, re'prcesenting George e Bohner & Co., of Chicago, ilaniut'fettrrets and jobbers of lamps, glassware, chandeliers, &c., is in town trying to sell g some of their goods to our merchants. r H. P. Rolfe was around to-day with a petition, which met with great approval,to ' build sidewalks, commencing at the school tt house along on school house block to Franklin street, from Franklihr street along p Bond and St. John streets. fH. J. Wackerlin & Co. put in an extra large Rumsey force pump to-day for J. Ii. r- Evans & Co. in front of the Benton Brew r, ery. Wackerlin & Co. are sole agents for L. M. Rumsey & Co.'s pumps. t Geo. Ryan, an old offender, had a bear ,r ing this afternoon before Judge Tattan for pettylarceny, lie having stolenia coat from the Choteau House. He was sentenced to h twenty days in the county jail. The 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th and 1 20th days on bread and water. TilThe travesty troupe had a rehearsal last r nightat Wackerlin's old store, and were all well pleased with their success. The stage is nearly all completed and the troupe expects to make a grand success of the travesty. T'1' C. Power & Bro. will allow their o many customers a few more days to pur chase dry goods below cost. They have r the finest, largest, and best assortment of ladies' and misses' shoes ever brought to this Territory. Fall ,atsta at 50 cents apiece worth $2.00. e We suppose that the corpse of the horse r who departed the cares of this life on the ice of the Missouri river opposite the Cho-, · teau House about a month ago, will remain Sin its present situation until the ice opens B and it is d-opped into its watery grave, f T. P. McElrathl has taken the editorship of the Miles City Daily Prsss. Mr.Mc ,Elrath was formerly Receiver of the Land i Ofcee at Miles City and was the founder Sof the Yellowstone Journal. le is a man of considerable ability. His new paper, howeverl,is not, typographically, a success, 1 M. A, Meyendorff, late Secretary of the SRepublican Campaign Committee, was Sfined ten dollars and costs at Helena yes-. Sterday for an assault. WYe knora man Swho assaulted Meyendorff, who was fined Stwenty-five dollars and costs for his amuse ment. It evidently costs a man more to as sault Meyendorff than it costs Meyendorff to assault other people. Why thit dis crimination ? The new side walk recently constructed in front of Wackerlih's is a little gem. It is in Renuaissance style, with one or two suggestions of pure Gothic. The railings in front are severely classic. While to our taste the Byzantine order of architecture would have been in better keeping with the noble proportions of Mr. Wackerlin's store, we cannot but congratulate the citi zens of Fort Benton, upon this tasteful ad dition to the architectural heauties of this city. A rumor was current upon the streets lastnight that No. 7 had been shot. The report spread like wild-fire. Rarely has a similar lumor causedl such excitement. The streets were crowded with infuriated citizens, anxiously inquiring for particu lars. A special meeting of the Board of Trade was called. Fifty special deputy sheriffs were hurriedly sworn in; and when the report was] ascertained to be un-. founded, a large three-story-and-basement sigh of relief ascended to high Heaven. 4ga £a ssUs seoalllUUt& LU Illgi fleaRVen, Attorneys Assemble. The Bejiton Bar Association met last . evening at the office of Donnelly & East man, present Messrs. Donnelly, McIntire, Rolfe, Buck, Edgerton, Settle, and East man. The newly elected president oo cupled the chair for the first time. The chair appointed Messrs. W. B. Settle, Edgerton and Buck members of the Exe cutive Committee. Section 6 of the Con. stitution was amended so as to make the secretary of the association, ex-obotcio se cretaryof the Executive C~umimittee. The Executive Committee was instructed to make prellarations for a banquet to be given to Judge Wade and visiting lawyers at the next termof court. This banquet will be the swellest affair ever given at Pt. Benton. Adjourned to met at call. Travesty' Troupe. The name of the opera to be perlbrated by the Apoltnaris eud still remains SdarIF and awful mnystery. We wish to Swarn these young. per;e however, thas uud ._. ._.. .. i t rL