GEN. GRANT'S THOROUHH
A Story of tlhIe Ex-Presideint Told
by His Postmnaster-General.
Ex-Postmaster-General Creswell said
recently while speaking of Gen. Grant:
"I.e is, in many respects, the most re
markable man that I have ever met.
When I was appointed postmaster-gener:l
I took great pains to look tip and study
the laws laid down by Congress for the
government of the department, and had
them at my lingers' ends Then I care
fully laid out a general policy whicn I
thought would furnish the b,.t and most
complete service to the country. It was
not until sotime week, of deliberation that
I finally ventured to l.ay the matter before
President Grant for hiis approval. Well,
one day I was up at the White House, and
1 made up my mind that my plan was laid
so securely that there would be no diftlicul
ty in procuring itsadop ion by the Presi
dent. I brought the- t::;tter to General
Grant's alttte'liloil, 'ti.l !1h toll me to go
aheadt :atln exire- my ie ,'\ freely and
"'lle was sitting in ; chair pulling away
at a ci.,ar as 1 wento ver iny plan patiently,
uintil at last I tltotught I was making my
self tiresome, :. the President did not
seem to be paying tie the attention which
I thýtghlt the subje:t deserved. I finiishled
my story, however, and he told ice to call
the next day anld lie would give me his
decision. The next day I was at the White
house at the appointed time, and intense
ly to my .xirpri-e, the President took up
the points of tny policy one by one and
discussedl themm with an amount of infor
mation on the duties of the postmaster
general which I had never dreamed of.
lie told nim that he agreed with the policy
as a: whole, bit thl're were some points on
which lie did not hold the same view as
those which J had advanced. ''hen hie
took them uIp and exposed the flaws with
so much hard commcn sense that I after
ward wondered that I did not see the de
fects myself before. At our fir t inter
view I thounght that he was hardly paying
me the ordinary politeness which the oc
c:isionl seemed to demand, but the second
visit as:surec(i nle that not only had lie
listened most ini:ently to what 1 had tosay,
bul he hid devoured every i lea I had ad
?~residclen Aihuir a. he1',l c Little
A d:ainty little girl of S or 9, with dan
gerous big eyes, appeared in the library of
the White house the other day when it
was full of great imen of one sort and an
other, aind quietly waited her turn to speak
with the tall, dignified gfent!eina v. ith
the gray wh!skers and hair, and the sober
face an the court ouens manner, downii by
the bay window in the south end of the
room. By-aind-by her opportunity canme.
She tripped forward modestly, but brave
ly, and witls a "Good morning, Mr. Presi
dent," told herl name and( profIered her re
quest. She was a niece of Gen. Winfield
Sco:.t Hancock, and she wanted a few
sweet flowers from the executive conser
vatory for the Easter decoration of a little
Episcopal church. She smiled archly as
she told her errand, as though she was
quite sure of a favorable response. The
President's tried( face brightened with
smiles as he turned from the tiresome poli
ticians to the sweet little face before him.
It was like a cooling zephyr froni the Ches
apeake on a hot summer's day. He told
her hone-tly that lie was very glatl to see
her, and then he gave her carte blanche in
the conservatory, and dismissed her with
a plleasanit word or two al) ut his own lit
tle girl, who does so much to lighten up
his life in the White Iiot e. tler hand
soime uncle could not have done more for
her had he beeii standi:_g in Arthur's
Oscar Wilde say.~ that in the water
works in Chicago he saw a "mighty,
majestic, unutt. rably harmonious wheel."
People sometimes feel that way when
they are turning grindstone. Next we
shall hear of a lovely, grand and superbly
symmetrical telegraph pole.
"Well," obse ved a 14-year-old boy,
knocking the ashes off his cigarette and
throwing down a printed catalogue of a
valuable private library to be sold at public
sale. "\Well, lie inust have been a dry
Old stick. Five thousand books in his
library. and not a s.ngle dime novel about
Iiijuns or piruts amnorg them.
1 he Genuine Article.
A man c(alling himself J M. O'Donnell
is advertising in the Territorial papers,
warninig purchasers against buying the
O'CoxxELL O. K. WHISKY. claiming that
it is a fraud and calculated to deceive the
public, and threatens suits of civil and
criminal nature to the importers of this
favorite brand. O'Donnell calls himself
a distiller, but I am reliably informed that
he does not own a distillery, but pur
chases from rectifying houses, and at
tempts to foist his whisky upon buyers as
from his distillery in Kentucky. I shall
continue to import and sell the O'CONNELL
O. K. WHISKY notwithstanding the threats
of this man O'Donnell. It is not neces
sary for me to depreciate other goods to
dispose of the O'CONNELL, as this whisky
will sell upon its own merits, and is not a
%fraud. Send in yout orders for the OLi
RELIABLE as Iusual,'and they will receive
prompt attention. W. S. . WETZEL.
Sole agent for the' O'Co:NELL O. K.
WIImaKY ill )fontana.
(Bourassa's old stand.)
BEST OF LIQIJUORS AND
ALWAYS ON HAND.
POPULAR 12ec. PW5 t .
Give me a Call.
myUtt JOE ETWIR.
GEO. B PARKER,
1883. SEASON 1883.
The fol'owing highly bre.i trotting and running
sta-lions will make the season of 18.3 at SUN
Color-Dark bay: on hlind foot white, small
staron forehead, white snip on nose: stands six
teen hands high, weighs 1200 pounds; sired by
Blood Chief. dam Susan Jones (pacer). by Ash
land Mambrino, son of 3Mambrino Chief. Fee,
(This horse was formerly known as Knox,)
Color-A rich seal brown, tan flanks and muzzle;
stands seventeen and one half hands high, weighs
1 1400 pounds. Sired by General Knox; dam, the
Childs mare; breeding unknown. Fee, $20.OO
* Color-Bright bay; foaled 1881; one hind foot
white to fetlock, small star in forehead; stands fif
teen and one half hands high. Sired by Consul by
Almont, dam by Cummings' son of Henry Olay.
Terms private. Limited to ten mares. 9
Color-Bay; foaled l81; star and small strip in
forehe d, both hind and one fore feet white to fet
lock. Sired by Sun Dance, by War Dance, he by
Lexington; first dam Idlewild. Terms private.
Limited to five mares.
This Norman stllion is six years old, stands
ceventeen high, weighs 1650 voun Is; color dark
iron gray, and is evwrv way a fine representative
specimen of the breed. Fee, $20.00 sonson.
All mares not proven with foal can be returned
next season or a substitute free of charge. i1ares
kept at reasonable rates Accidents and e-capes
at owners' risk, but goo I care will be taken to
prevent the same.
SEASON COMMIENCES MAY 1st
And ends August 1sr.
For further information alply to
sun River, MI. T.
In the District Court of the Third Judicial Dis
trict of the Territory of Montana. in a- d for ti e
County of Cn ;teau.
j- T. J. DONNELLY and FRANK M. EASTMAN,
co-partners under the firm name aall
s-ty e of Donnerly & Eastman, Pl'tffs,
RICHARD MEE. Defendant. J
W The people of the Territoryof Montana send
._ greet'ng to the above named defendant.
You are hereby required to appear in an action
le brought against you by the above named plain
tiffs in the District Court of the Third Judicial
District of the Territio y of Montana, in and for
is the c unty of < hotear, and to a swer the com
plaint filed th!ere n, wi hin te a days (exclusive of
ie the day of service) after th service on you of this
.h Summons, if served within this county; or, if
Ferved out of this c- unty, but in this Distr et,
i- within twenty days; otherwise in forty .'ay:, or
ju gment by defauit will be taken again t you,
1* according to the prayer of said complaint.
. The said ant on is brought to obtain a judgment
of paid Court against you "nd in favor of said
Ld plaint ifs for the sum of Twenty-two Hundred
Dollars for professional services rendered as at
torneys and counse lots at law by said plaintiffs,
n for ian in behalf and at your special instance and
requ-at, between the f,:urth day of February A.
h D ,183:, and the commencement of this rction, all
of which more fully ap. ears by reference to the
" complaint herein.
p At d to secure the payment of any jnlgmer t
which may be -i cnr d herein all your right and
- title. and int -rest t, of and in the following ce
Scribed real estate has been 'evied upon under
and by virtue of a writ of attachment duly issued
's herein. to-wit: I uts 14 and 5 i -. Blcck 14; lots9
and 1,, in Block 26; lot 14 in B:ock <8, lots 7 and 8
in Hock .0; pots 12, 13, 11, 13 and 16 in Block 59, as
designated and unt. bered on the official and re
corded plat of the city (f Fort Benton, county of
' Choteau. Montana Territory, where sail real es
tate is situated.
And you are hereby notified that if you fail to
appear.and answer the said complaint, as :bove
required, the said plaintiffs will take judgment by
default :aainsi you for the sum of twenty-two
re hundred dollars (42200) and the costs of this suit
Given under my hand an-i the seal of the Dis
y trict t:ourt of the Third Judicial District of Mon
tana, in and for the county of Choteau this 21st
day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand
ei.ht hundrr d acid eighty-three.
[SEAL] :A. II. BEAT'IIE, Clerk.
By CHAS. L. dPE INCER,
Y In the District Ceiurt of the Third Judicial Dis
trict of the Territory of Montana, in and for the
county of Choteau.
it MAX WATERMAN and EI NRY G. MCTNTIRE,)
co partners under the firm name and 1
style of Waterman & Mcintire,.Pl'tffs.
RICHARD MEE. Det:entant.
The people of the Territory of Montana send
11 greeting to the above named defendant:
Yot are hereby required ti appear in an action
brought against you by the above named plain
te tiffs in the District Court of the Third Judicial
District of the Territory of Montana, in and for
* the county of Choteau, and to answer the complaint
1e filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day
of servire) after the service upon you of this Sum
d mons, if served within this county; or, if served
our of this county, but in this District, within
W twenty days; otherwise in forty days, or judg
f ment by default will be taken against you, ac
cording to the prayer of said compaint.
tt '1 he said action is brought to obtain a judgment
of said Court against you and in favor of said
plaintiffs for the sum of Twenty-two Hundred
. Dollars t$2200) for professional services rendered :
as attorneys and counsellors at law by said plain
Is tiffs for and in your behalf, and at your request,
between the 4tn d'y of February, A D , 1M83, and
the commencement of this action, all of which
L more fully appears by reference to the complaint
i8 And to secure the payment of any judgment
herein, all your right, title, and interest of, in,
and to the following described real estate has
:p been levied upon under and by virtue of, a writ
of attachment duly issued Lerein, to-wit: Lots
y14 and 15 in Block 14; lot 9 and 10 in Block 25;
lot 14 in Block 28; lots 7 and 8 in Block o0; lots 12
13, 14, 15 and 16 in Block 59, as designated and
D numbered on the cificial and recordedplat otthe
city of Fort Benton, Chotean county, Montana
e Territory- where said real estate is asi d.
And you are hereby notified that i'you fall to
appear and answer the complaint, as above re
quired,the said plaintiffs will take jndgmentby
default against you for the sum of twenty-two
hundred dollars 9$2200i and the oosts of thi~uait,
Given under my hand and the seal of the Die
trict Court of the Thikd Judicial Distrlet of Ate
Territory of Montana, in and for .the county ,.f
Chotean this 21st day of May in =the year of oar
Lord one thousand eight hu4red t nd eightv
[sI ALJ A. i. BEZATTIE, Clerk.
By CHAS. L. SPENC .
Notice is hereby given that the ..- era..
het torcei thiei en th e :i
der the irm name of liggins di Ql,
the busoi1aeaYso 14 a- d a
and horsesi, iatl day y
seat, ie u)osGertf , C P. pw- na
debteof sMlfm and eolbetiag a tR%
·I~a~o~tltt, ''- it.-:
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BOOT and SHOE
FRONT ST., FORT BENTON,
[TWO DOORS ABOVE OVERLAND HOTEL.]
Made to Made to
In the most substantial manner and fashionable
All Orders Promptly Attended to.
HOLLAND & HACKEL
CHAS. G. GRIFFITH, C. E. , JOcHN M. IDARSH,
CRIFFTIH, MARSH & CO.,
Civil and Mining Bn~OOrM!
U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL
OFFICE: Cummings' block, Bond street near Main.
CRIFFITH & CALDWELL,
Estimates and Di ~rrings,
Irrigating, Machinery, Bridges
Special attention given to methods of water
" Office: Front street, between Baker and
Power sts. (sepiSdtf)
Shaving ] Bathing
FORT BENTON, - MONTANA.
Hot and Cold Baths
At all hours.
Flesh Brushes, Sponges, Clean Towels and Soaps,
with all the modern accommodationA in
BATH .. ......................25 Cents
SALT DATH................ ...... 35 Cents
We make shaving and hair cutting a specialty.
Bay rum, clean towels and sharp razors, accom
modating workmen. We hope customers will
please give us a call. We will wait upon them in
J. M. ROSIER, Prop'r.
GOs. W. BULLETT A. A. MARTIN
(Late Chief Cook at the Grand Union Hotel.
(Next door to the River Press office.)
BENTON, : MONTANA.
Noted for its Tasteful Elegance, superior Ap
pointments, and a Cuisine unsurpassed by any in
the city. Families can have their meals ordered
from the Restaurant.
Dinner Parties and Receptions
served in the Restaurant and supplied at short no
tice in any part of the city. People coming late or
early can ilways order a first-class meal, as we
keep open day and night.
A First- lass Bar Attached.
When you visit Bonton dine at the Grand Cen
tral the ONLY First-class Restaurant in the city.
BULLETT N MARTIN,
JOUN KLEBER, Proprietor.
Front street, rear of Atlantic saloon adjoining
Joe Sullivan's harness manufactory.
Open Day ahd Night.
Meals at all Hours.
Best Table in the city
.211 the Luxuries of the Season
Served in first-class style.
Families Supplled with lao[ls at
SATISFACTION G UA BANTBED.
.BENOr , N. Ti.;
New Two-Stary Brick I
W]3~ALT FUJE" z1 I3HR
SPRING OF ]883.
" NEW DEPARTURE. ..
Finding that our rapidly increasing sales are not allowing as to
attend properly to all our former lines of trade, we
have sold out our Hardware, Fnrniture and
Queensware, and will conafine ourselves to
Dr) Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Gents' furnishing Goods.
Clothing, Wooden and
Harness and Willow Wares
We willalso keep AMand LentioLT
a fall and well as- among oter
sortEt line of ILam ng ota e
BAIN WAGONS, CHAMPION MOWERS,
MITCHELL WAGONS, CHAMPION REAPERS,
MILBURN SPRING WAGONS, TIGER HAY RAKES,
TOP BUGGIES, DEIDRICK HAY PRESSES,
Furst & Bradley BREAKING Furst & Bradley SULKY PLOWS.
and STIRRING PLOWS Jerseyville SULKY PLOWS,
12 to 16 inch PANNING MlIL.
SPEC IALT LE :
LADD'S TOBACCO SHEEP DIP, SULPHURED.
SCUTT'S THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE.
(Orders for the latter must be in by May 1st.)
TENT AND WAGON COVERS, HAND and' MA.HIINlli MADI, ail sizuh.
We will ship the largest and most complete itne of Ge6*boi~tis*e
ever came to Fort JBenton for that trade. We havemadeosir aequt.
sition for Fancy Shelf Goods very elaborate, and will undertake
to furnish anything in that line that may be oalU~l do% Sir ft. .
cilities for Alling orders are greatly improved, and all orders
will receive prompt and careful attention. Ownaisg our own
steamboat transportation we will lay oarugoeds Lown In
fBenton this year at one and a quarter centeperpowid from
Chicago and St. Louis, and we propose to give our cuns
tomers the benefit f this low rateina prices eous.oarol.
Having gone out of the Indian Tvraving usles.-ewe
will devote ourselves to the trade of Farmers and
ranchmen, to whom we oflerspecial Inducememnt.
March T. (+.ii Rker A. 0.
JOHN J. KENNEDY EDWARD KELLY.
KENNEDY & KELLY, Proprietors.
BEEF, MUTTON, PORK, FISH, GAME
Vegetables and Fruit in their season
0 00 -0
We will purchase Beef and Stock Cattle, and are prepared to deliver
them on board of Steamboats at Fort Benton, or at any other point
on the Missouri river, either by the head or gross weight, at LOWEST
dtf KENNEDY & KELLY.
j. H. McKnzgk t& co.
And Dealers in
FORT SHAW, - M. T.
We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods consisting of
Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Druge, Boots ~ed Sheei Clst€.
Ing, IBats and Caps, R1ardware, Wooawe,
Crockery, Harness, Woo Socks arnd
Twine, Tents,; Wagona h.eitSW
A4*RIOUIJ fIB Al IIFLRENTS, NU
WOOD'S I.MPRQVEI QMW , B P0OOD'& 3?ows,
IMPROVED SULTY RAKES, and STUDSAft53 WA&s.
aw , ye T.,:i Jan 1., 1... u"+ st ' *
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T. C. POWER & BRO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
DRY GOODS, .
NOTIONS, CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES,
Centlemen's Furnishing Coods,
Furniture and Carpets of all Grades,
Fancy 1 Staple Groceries,
HBEEP EEN'S SUPPLIES, Wool sacks, Newlms Twine Skeep
NoTE:--We are Territorial agents for Ladd's Sheep Dip, warranted to cure any case
of scab in sheep.
Wines, Liquors, Beer, Ale, Cigars and
BAR UPPLIES !
Wood's Reapers and Mowers, Hapgood Plows I Twine Binders
and Extras! Hay Rakes and Gardening Tools, all of the
Best and Most Reliable Makes.
This year we will introduce the celebrated
COOP E]I ''C ll T.A.Gl\T
Guaranteed the best made
Our stock in the above departments will all be complete on arrival of the first
boats, and being selected wi.h great care and shipped direct from eastern markets,
we will be better prepared than ever before to offer
Inducements to the Wholsale Trade.
All our goods are bought from FIRST hands and in large quantities, and we
propose to give dealers the benefit of
Low Prices and First-Class foods.
We can furnish low figures on application on all kinds of Hardware, Glasswar
Queensware and Woodenware.
Inspections and Orders Solicited.
T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton M.T,
JOHN HUNSBERGER, Proprietor
F'Ol.T BIm lTOr . - - - Md O4'!rA.1 A
Nw House, Ne Rools, INW FPnitq to, Atiuve Waiters
Excellent Accommodations for Ladies and Families
D alL H ELtEJVJ ST.fnr SJ TOPS .T TNIM [email protected]
T.o Sperlor commoaoea asnd osnveisatloamdos ethe Owerla mako t ameo mint desadbleo a
pinsg place into tows for
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LUMBER AND SHINGLES ! .
BIG- CASINO Mills!
Four Miles from Reedsport, Meat.
FI T*OCLASS MILL,
PA TIR, P1RIOHB I
Fu:lIsC ut 0latl 0at, Bhiwiait Ule 1 Orner
W. H WATSON.
WO DEIILD1U ASWNAWItu.
Nodcs b b by .en that a stockh lde rs met
'wllb hed te city of *rt Berntoa,
hilt ý .r Mai, : T, cae fitb, u, at the
eole of T. A. Cumminigs, h in id city, for-the
wje of aeorpting or l g the prvisioaa
scnblyoeth of tmegwat
Seetila ti4; act and alob hr rae purpos0
rctp~r~o~rS l~tb~~the followingt pr..pocrd by
Midi amen to at% fh rulelr by avrs of
The board of dAler :inai&y hav power, to
Sbelletuseor .aouia»'oanyr aa ny see
baidew,1ss tmuAo~ia a~tveheat head
.+r''"-~? or la osi a .r.e:ip:;w-aaiztePi 6 4~
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Fort Benton, M. T.
SA., as CA .AT. ALgp) 1Q00,000
eIWt"L , . . . o
JO. 8. R Vi.et.
SE. . MACLA, Osahier.
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