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CHOTEAU LODGE, No. 1 , I. 0. 0. F.
A regular meeting of the abov Lodge will be old~I on Wednesday evening of ea ii wee, at their L ,~ge room in this city. Sojourn.ng brothers are c ,r lii".v invited to attend. CHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. PETER McDoNALD. Secretar Benton I odge,No. 25, A F. &; A.M. Regular communications of the above named Lodge are held at 7:30 p. m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Members of sister lodges and sojourning brethren are cordially in vited to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. GEo. W. CRANE, Secretary. RMONTANA LODGE No. 9, A. O. U. w. The regular communicaiion of the above Lodge converses at the Masonic Hall every Thursday eve- I ning at 7:30 o'clock. By the order. CHARLES CRAWFORD, M. W S. GENZBERGER. Recorder. KNIGHTS OF PYTIIIAS. Crescent Lodge No. 4. Meets every Monday night at 7:30, at Castle Hall in Masonic hall.) H. C. a.cINTIRE, C. C. W. C. RIDDLE, K. of R. and S. Church Services. CONGREGATIONAL. Rtev. N. i. Demarest, under the auspices of the American Home Missionary Society, is holding services at the Court house twice each alternate S:tbb..Lu, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at 12 m. The public generally are invited to attend. 4 From Frilay's Daily. Dunlap hats at T. C. Power & Bro's. The Macleod coach arrived here this morning. I. F. Churchill, alias "Birdiei" returned yesterday on the Benton. A large and complete stock of straw hats at T. C. Power & Bro's. We understand that there are several more land cases soon to be argued. II. T. Ilepler left this morning on the Helena coach in search of a horse. A fine lot of imp rted cigars; at the Choteau House Exchange. Try one for luck. James E. Dunbar's teams loaded with agricultural implements left this after nioon for Ft. Macleod. Wm. Lopp, Pittsburgh, Pa., and C. B. Ilaynes, Fargo, D. T., are registered at the Choteau House. The round-up party will move their camp to-night from the Elbow to the Knees of the Teton. The Shonkin round-up has rounded up as far as Judith River and is now encamp ed at Flat creek corral. Father Palladino will leave for Bismarck on the Benton, and will return to Helena by way of the Northern Pacific railroad. F. M. Eastman and W. J. Ilinckley, mounted on two gallant steeds, left for the Marias this afternoon to meet the Rose bud. Richard Berry, Highwood; E. M. Wright, Boonville, Mo.; Win. Harris, Weeksville, are registered at the Overland Hotel. C M. E. Milner and J. M. Boardman, cat- c tle kings of Shonkin, came to town this afternoon behind their thoroughbred stal- a lion. C. Whitman, Geo. Roth, and Richard Peak, were passengers to Benton on the Macleod coach which arrived here this morning. tl M. A. Flanagan, our popular postmast- a er, will leave for the East on the "Ben- h ton" to-morrow to Epurchase a large ci stock of drugs, Dave Browne's teams will load with merchandise for Geo. Steell, of Sun River, to-day. The goods came up the river on 1C the Benton. A war party of seven or eight Piegan Indians headed by the well-known chief Little Dog, started out about a week ago to fight the Crees. A valuable horse, the property of G. R. Norris & Co., was accidentally killed yes terday afternoon by falling down a cut bank on the butte near the Teton. We understand that Capt. John A. Wil liams, late Captain of the Big Hron, is Captain on the Bachelor, the Coulson Line's new boat. The Bachelor left Bis marck on the 29th. The Clendenin Lumbering Co. and Jno. C. Gisey today purchased from Milt Ends ley the latter's bull team, which Milt Endsley bought from Clark Tingley. Win. Swope, from Martinsdale, is in town buying supplies from Murphy, Ma clay & Co. During his stay here he has been looking out for a sheep ranch, and will probably return again soon. The Phoenix Exchange was re-opened this afternoon, satisfactory arrangements having been made with the creditors. Wm. Maurer, latq partener of Wm. Fos ter, in charge. A rumor comes to our ears that 12 Crow Indians, said to belong to the same party as those released from Jail yesterday, are out on Arrow creek standing everybody off and making things generally pretty lively. Negotiations are pending between the Clendenin Mining &,. Smelting Co, and Milt Endsely for the purchase of the lat ter's mtle tgin. If the Smelter Co. s51 ceeds in purchasing the train they will use it for hauling bullion from DBarker to the railroad. Bob Steell, of Ft. Macleod, was a pass senger on the Macleod coach as far as the Marlas where he got offto search for some of his horses which had been stolen by the Piegan Indians. The Canadian Pacific R. 3. Co. syndi-: eate has not yet ]taken the road west of Swift Current. No freight can ;gbi. ried west of that point except for I. Baker & Co. and Langden b hS erde' who are the contractors of the road. The following is the Itof~~ on the down trip of the B. ton:, W. Garvin, J. Owen, Mrs. W.odbrian O) N. Wood, J. J. ty a*ro Miss Maria leaty, I4y ay i a Sloan and David Rtst Andrew Cassot; to Chicago; JA. I, 4 Pine, G.l;bs city; ,. City Council. The City Council met at the City Hall ,. last night. They purchased from James 1 be W. Girvin, representing E. B. Presto" & Co., of Minneapolis, a Button hand-engine for $1,200, two hose carts for $450, 1,0001 feet of New York test fire hose for $1,000 and a lot of suction hose. The goods whll be shippedilmmediately and will probably arrive here by July 1st. The engine has been named "Choteau No. 1," and the I hose carts "Fort Benton No. 1" and "Fort t Benton No. 2." r ned ter Arrival of the Rosebud. in I. The steamer Rosebud of the Coulson Line, one of the' fastest and best boats on - the Missouri river, arrived at this point this afternoon. The Rosebud made the .ve- round trip from Benton and return in t v twenty days. The tollowing is her pas- n senger and freight list :j PASSENGERS. Winm. Baker, S. Kohlberg, Mr. and IMrs. b Winm. Jackson, Alex Holmes, Miss Lena a C. Holmes. Miss Jennie Holmes, Mrs. N. T. k Dinsmore, Jas. D. Payne, Miss Eda Keith li Ben Barday, Mrs. Avery, A. Besttroff & R Bro., Jas. Massie, John Forgey. H. Mar- ii shall, Gus. Tyler, Wm. Pulfrey, Mrs. b the Capt. Paul, Chas. Maist, Wm. Buell. 9 ate PACKAGES. od. G. D. Patterson, 7; T. C. Power & Bro., 47; E. J. Thomas, 3; W. J. Minar. 2; C. i E. Conrad, 3; J. A. Milot, 2; A. A. De Lorimer, 1; I. G. Baker & Co., 1930; W. H. Burgess, 207; W. S. Wetzel, 550: Hirshberg & Nathan, 21; Gans & Klein, 115; F. C. Roosevelt, 17; J. D. Weather- in ed wax, 13; Kleinschmidt & Bro., 10; T. J. T Todd & Co., 171; I. G. Baker & Co., Ft. tr its Macleod, 439; Murphy, Maclay & Co., is 1263; C. M. Lanning, 1; W. S. Baker, 1. at aal th co From Saturday's daily. as he School closes next Friday night. an W. S. Wetzel has a large stock of boots an he and shoes constantly on hand. hip Louis Riel and J. P. Dyas left for Sun r River on the coach this morning. no th fr( Our energetic city engineer has been r- hii continuing his arduous labors to-day. Five dollars and costs were this morn- ins ing paid into the city treasury, for a plain drunk. Jas. Gray, HIighwood; Jon. Hackshaw, Highwood, and Gus Tyler, Castle Butte, are registered at the Overland. Co Mrs. Dan. Riely, Shonkin; and Miss da; Connelly, Shonkin; are 'stopping at the mc Grand Union Hotel. any J. E. Bower, Stanford; R. M. Bagby, gri s Highwood; W. Ketchen. Highwood; are registered at the Pacific House. Ed Lewis' teams, loaded with potatoes tan ,' for I. G. Baker & Co., from St. Peter's Du e Mission, arrived here this morning. tiei There will be a grand re-opening to. . night at the Phoenix Exchange, Bond I street between Main and Front street. 309 1 A young daughter of Joe Nickett re- Toc cently met with an accident by which her & I collar bone was fractured. A. SI. Sheridan," Helena's popular tailor, 172 Sarr ived on the coach last night from Hele na. He has rented the building opposite Ho Kleinschmidt's store and will establish a first-class tailor shop. A warrant was prepared for the arrest of C the mate of the Bentocn, charged with an the assault on one of the crew, but the steamer on t had gently glode down the river before it upo could be served. our During the month of May the total rain- was fall at Fort Benton was 8.31 Inches. The narz highest temperature was 76 degrees, the tain lowest 26 degrees, mean 49.7. Highest five barometer 30.338, Ic west 29.572. the Dave Marks, the Independent's rustler, sid returns to Helena tomorrow, carrying with and him the good wishes of.many old friends. hur As a business man, an active agent, and a has genial companion, Dave is, like everything sv about the Independent, first-class. w J. C. Laurence, superintendent of the not save Missouri River boom and lumber com pany, left this morning for the timber camp several miles up the river. A num ber of hands have been at work for some time cutting and banking timber. The lumber will be started down the river in loss a week or two. T. J. Todd & Co. received per steamer Rosebud a large invoice of the celebrated Blue Ribbon "O K" Whisky, also some a fine imported port wine, champagnes, etc. Todd & Co. carry a larger stock of 1 liquors than any other house in Montana and furnish better goods for less money than any other firm can afford to do it. t The Choteau House, since the arrival of its owner and manager, Mr. Jere Sullivan, C is doing more business than ever. It is t generally understood that the Choteau sets the best table in town, has the neatest and best furnished rooms, the most attentive t servants and is altogether the most desir* a able stopping place in town, ~d. Smith, barkeeper at the Grand Un ion, has a good supply of mint and there- b with concocts beverages as -eductiveand it alluring asa syreq's song. One of these drinks is warranted to "wait the spirit far a above the earth's control;" another one t4 will exalt the mortal into ayoung god, an '1 a third will~-well it depend, upon a mae's P temperament what the third will do. We take pleasure InTthe announcement that I. G. Baker, Co. have ise~d the aervioes of Mrs. Earse", and fMss Nelson, two highly asecomplised milliners and drsmakers, who will ostoaq assume~ido ol ofhe millinery and a d partment of the .arm.. Under th aae ment ti eseilaies ti house Vii wa duless take the lead in mlW dregs~ISaga adsebn Iw4ston a T#1.I rydy on ' public blessing will carry it on to a per manentand marked success. A large and ll well selected list of papers and magazines 5 will be kept on file, and the latest books & will, be purchased as they appear. le Most of the books for the Benton library have been unpacked and placed in the new cases in Duffin's gallery. The books are 11 well selected and make a fine show upon y the shelves. A neat desk and a large and i convenient table have been provided, and 1e but little remains to be done to get the li rt brary in working order. Another ship ment of books is on the way. The citizens I of Benton are largely indebted to Prof. Clingan and Mr. Chambers for the zeal and n public spirit they have shown in getting n the books in place. It A rumor was current upon the streets s e to-day that a resident of the Palace, com- t n monly known as Nellie, was robbed last . night of several hundred dollars, by a man who had hidden in her room and watched t where she deposited her lucre. We have h been unable to trace this report to any reli- i a able source. A reporter of the RECORD knocked timorously at the door of the pa- o h latial mansion, but no one replied. He was therefore unable to ascertain the facts in the case. If it be true that such a rob bery occurred, it would seem that we have got a pretty hard class of citizens in our midst. Two robberies in one night is a mighty high average for a town of this T size. Rolled. C Samuel Tuttle was arrested to-day and F immured in a loathsome dungeon. Mr. A Tuttle is a vag, ant, bummer, rounder or h tramp, just as you choose to call him. He ai is charged with having yesterday evening at about six o'clock robbed an old man by t, the name of L. W. Frank, who has recently fr come from Butte, of sundry shekels, fr amounting to the sum of $422.50. The T ancient Butteite was tight, and hence fell at I an easy victim to the fiendish designs of t, his assailant. When captured the bold p, roller had upon his person the merely c, nominal sum of $5.60. The gentleman from Butte said, with a radiant smile upon stt his face, after recovering from his drunk : T "This seems real homelike. I could imag ine I was at home," of Steamer DIacetah. The mammoth steamer Dacotah, of the Coulson Line, arrived'at the Coal Banks to day, and will leave for Benton to-morrow morning. The following is her manifest Hi and passenger list received per special tele- ho gram from the Coal Banks. PASSENGERS. Mr. and Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Lieut. Heis- ie tand, Capt. Jas. Barnard, Mrs. Chas. tie Duer, Wm. Norris, and several other par ties whose names are unkno wn. the MANIFEST. is Fort Missoula, 54 packages; Fort Shaw, an( 309; Murphy, Maclay & Co., 1951; T. J. afi Todd, 20; I. G. Baker & Co., 2050; Baker vis & DeLorimier, 110; W. S. Wetzel, 1245; the A. Eads, 1; C. M. Lanning, 13; Burgess, she 172; Crane & Green, 14; Kleinschmidt, tho Bro's, 15' and 125 tons from steamer Big pec Horn; Fort Assinaboine, 1786 packages. an a Big Horn. Df Capt. Bernard of St. Louis, representing n the Insurance companies which had risks ,r on the Big Horn and her cargo, arrived it upon the Dacotah to adjust the losses of our merchants. A reporter of the REQORD I- was courteously received by Capt. Ber e nard, and the following facts were ascer e tained: The wreck of the Big Horn lies it Ave miles this side of Poplar river, near the middle of the stream. On the port , side the water reaches to the lower guard, h and on the starboard side it is up to the hurricane deck. None of the machinery a has been taken out, but it will doubtless be saved. The boat is otherwise a total wreck, The insurance upon the boat has e not been settled, The government freight saved from the Big Horn was brought by r the Dacotah to Rocky Point and the Coal Banks. There was no insurance upon it. After the goods have been taken to the a different stores the captain will adjust the losses there. Irolr Alaska. The Helena Independent of June 3d has a novelty in a letter from Alaska, dated t Zuneau City, May 2d. We clip the fol f lowing from tae letter, which may be of interest to miners: r "There are no placer mines here. All the mines that are paying wages are what are known as decomposed quartz, on the I mountain sides, and appear to be slid s e that have come from higher ground than a B they are found on. Some of the quartz , leads are from 40 to 80 feet wide, and I a have seen some good specimens of gold. fi Most all of the gold is very fine and hard to save. The quartz averages $8 per ton - as near as I can learn. There are two five stamp mills here and neither of them run "There is nothing in the gulches that I l have seen and prospected, or any that I have beard of being prospected, that would n pay wages. There has been no bed-rock found, and but few attempts have been made to sink shafts, as the prospects are fl too poor to justify any great expense, ft There are only a few mines here that are paying an ounee and a half to two ounces u to the man. u ".his is the hardest country to prospect A Ia I ever saw We have tried in canoes gs alngthe bties, aiid hired indians to do n uk j.it nal s rthe country is all steep anl Sotainous and, very heavily timbered, Ia. 4W it is Ampgosible to ute horses, and. It takos money to get roun. There are al parties thathe gone p on the ukon waters to respet this summer, t: ht i h wolki. and more areoou- Ie y~etg t 'A Y' ir From Monday's daily. nd The Helena left Bismarcl bn the 31st of nes May. Dks Miss Mary Finnegan was a passenger for New York on the steamer Benton. ary Gov. Brooks is in town, buying mnc hati ew dise fov his store. are A. Nathan, of Hirshberg & Nathan, re and turned to Benton on the Dacotah yester nd day. li_ Mrs. A. E. Rogers was a passenger on I ;p- the Rosebud to Rocky Point yesterday ms morning. t of. Ed. Lewis' teams, loaded with oats from *nd St. Peter's Mission, for W. S. Wetzel, ar- it ng rived here to-day. b Father Camp and John Tutt were pas ets sengers to Sun river on the Helena coach 11 m- this morning. rc ist The many friendsof Al. Rogers will be an pleased to hear of his intention to return ji ed to Benton the last of this month to remain ai ve here. Al. has accepted a position with li- Kleinschmidt & Bro., of this town. RD W. A. Cameron has just received a lot h a- of fine Florida oranges which he is selling e cheap. Mr. Cameron has also a fine stock of candies, cigars, and cigaretts constantly b-on hand. ve ur IH. P. Brooks, Warm Spring Creek; J. M a (B Pichelte, Big Spring Creek; L. A. La- th ais palmr. Big Spring Creek; Geeo. R. Norris, Porris' Post; Chas. E. Slayton, Helena; Richard Mfiltt, Mullan Tunnell, are at ch Choteau House. pe J. C. Ford ,and wife, Boston; Ira W. Id Ford and wife, Boston; S. J. Heron. Fort r. Assinnaboine; Jno. F. Overfield, Churc or hill Ranch; D. M. Eaclhmah, Montreal, le are registered at the Grand Union. ye The band of horses which passed through I towyvesterday belonged to Mr. S. Paget 'y from Walla Walla, Washington Territory, me s, from whence they have been driven. on te There are about two hundred head of them rom 11 and they are bound over the line. About f twenty hea a have been sold in town at dis 1 prices ranging from fifty to one hundred the Y dolltars. thi n Kisselpaugh & Carter have got their I steam saw mill on Wolf creek in operation, on They have a large supply of saw logs ready Th for the saw. The timber in that vicinity crs is very-line. Stephen Finley has charge I of the mill. IIe was formerlyin charge of hai IIolter & Bro's. mill at Sun River, and is con an experienced and capable man. Wil- til liam Gray, who is in charge of the logging N outfit, is also an experienced lumber man. dol His wife and children have just arrived flo from the east and will run the boarding orn house at the mill. C Th e Dacotah, of the Coulson Line, arri- tree ved at about six o'pocgk last evening. She Staj tied up at the upper end of the levee be- nati side the Josephine which arrived the even- ter ing before. We have already published the Dacotah's manifest. As the Josephine O is one of the smallest boats on the river geri and the Dacotah one of the largest, they Ben afford quite a contrast. It must amaze obli visitors to our city to see this huge boat at the the levee, riding there as quietly as though T she were near the ocean instead of three cleo thousand miles and more, from it. IThe Coa people of Benton need not ask any Adds of Nor any railroad towns when such vessels as A the Dacotah can float to our doors, eigl It is timne to be stirring if Benton is to ine have a Fourth of July celebration. There fron ought to be enterprise enough here to ap- Can propriately celebrate the honoredjc day. Ci Some races. a scrub game of base-ball, an on oration, reading of the Declaration of In- Ccn dependence, salutes, etc., with fire works ed 1 and a dance in the evening, would make and an entertaining and inexpensive pro- spol gramme. Such a celebration would bring his a good deal of money into town and would C, afford a wholesome amusement for citizens fron and neighbors. Probably one or more terr boats will be at the levee with their crews som and passengers. Come on, lets celebrate. tie. will Another Robbery. The names of three more guests were to day registered at the county jail. They were Chas. McCusky, Pat Flynn and fMat Eagan. Last night a box containing a number of articles of clothing, shirts etc., on the steamboat Dacotah, was broken open and the goods stolen. Constable Fin negan was notified and warrants were sworn out. By good "rustling" Finnegan had his men caged before dark. Part of the goods were found hidden on the boat. The crime is a serious one and will come up before the grand jury, and if the pris oners are proven guilty they will doubt less go to the penitentiary for a long term. Benton has heretofore been quite lucky in escaping from the large number of crimes with which a "steamboat town" is usually afflicted, but seems to be coming in for its full share of crimes this year. Northern MBontana. The Dearborn round-up began work at Rock creek on the 29th ultimo. It will work north to Sun River. A man by the name of Strungfellow, employed by Mr. McDonald, was thrown from his horse the first day and badly hurt. He was crazy for some time. When he `recovered he remembered having started on the round up, but imagined it was several years ago. A doctor from Helena attended him and said that with proper care he might re cove., ThDaeotah and Jesephine were at tached m-ay by Sheriff MePiev t, pon I an attachment issued out of *4 Court at Helena, for $17,00 damages al egedtro have been suffe '. P Turu- I er tw years ago, by del etrap a the r for fu,, and iiii4 East man or the Culson Y Ltt lid i doutfl I erer, :antm From Tuesday's Daily. st of .The Blaek Hills will be the next boat here. '. ger The Dacotah will leave Thursday morn ing early. ,ai- Jas. A. Yore left for his ranch on Belt Creek this morning. a re- A large stock of the celebrated Dunlap ter- hats at T. C. Power & Bros. e H. Sheridan and J. M. Powers left for on Helena on the coach this morning. lay J. H. Emory and family left for Helena this morning by private conveyance. om Dent and Tuloch's bull teams are load- tl ar- ing for the different ranchmen in Judith k basin. as- Ben Short's bull team loaded for J. D. W ch Weatherwax to-day and will leave to-mor row. be E. Porter, Poplar creek; Jas. [A. Wells, B In Judith City; and F. C. Reiss, St. Louis, B un are at the Overland. th A large band of stock cattle and horses di fs being driven from Deer Lodge valley to ot lot he Northwestern Territory. ig Phil Jenkin's teams, loaded with mer- us ck chandise for Max Kabaker, at I. G. Baker ly & Co.'s to-day. Frank Berg, Commodore Coulson, and Cl M. rs. Steve Stoner, were passengers on at a- the Josephine. i, Pres. Lewis' teams, loaded with mer- lo at chandise for Benton merchants, are ex pected here to-night. Frank Miller's eig1it-horse team loaded mE rt with government freight for Missoula this T afternoon and will leave to-morrow. 1 The first shipment of wool arrived here ga yesterday from O. G. Cooper, of Old for Agency, consigned to T. C. Power & Bro. in¬ et Curtis' teams, loaded with the govern ment freight for Fort Shaw, brought here Fo . on the l)acotah, and will pull out to-mor- Fo Srow. Ch at Atchison's teams, loaded with merchan at dise for W. S. Wetzel, are encamped near be( :d the lakes and will be here the latter part of ad, this month. Th< it 1. G. Baker, & Co., have just received I a. on the Josephine ,10,000 lbi of seed wheat. the ly This is just what the Ranchers and Farm- bri y ers have been wanting for some time. erec e The case of Tuttle who is accused of cen )f having rolled Frank, the Butteite, was is continued at the request of his counsel un- Wi 1 til ten o'clock to-morrow, H. William Mee contributed yesterday ten ter . dollars, besides costs, to swell the over d flowing coffers of Choteau county, for an er Sornamental, three-ply drunk. dis4 Cecil, the man charged with robbing the and - treasure box of the Benton and Helena C C Stage Co. will probably waive an exami- Gla, nation and will be held over to the Sep- cre( tember term. iste Owing to the large number of passen r gers and the large quantity of freight the last Benton and Macleod Stage Company were obliged to send out an extra coach with stol the regular one. There were ten passengers on the Ma- is n cleod coach this morning all bound for the Coal Banks, near the post, to work for the f North West Coal and Navigation CO. stre A railroad grading outfit, consisting of eight eight-horde teams and a number of men passed through here this morning from Missoula bound for the end of the wor Canadian Pacific railroad track. the Commodore Coulson left for Bismarck on the Josephine this morning. The T - Ccmmodore during his stay here express Sed himself as well pleased with Benton and Sand quite confident of its fulture. He also spoke of building another boat to add to St r his famous line. stea SC. W. Pine is expected home tonigut and Sfrom quite an extensive trip through the off territory. Mr. Pine has been looking for ai ne Ssome one who wants to sell a band of cat- wor tle. Stock owners, however, do not seem T. willing to part with their bands just now, alam This shows that their head. are level. ons. D. J. Price, Pittsburg; Frank Flaim- Db mond, Pittsburg; Frank Watkins, High- supe wood; F. Beandry, Belt creek; F. E. tory Severance, Oka; A. F. Fowler, Oka; CI ager G. Fish, Highwood; D. Davjris, un river; A E. K. Yitzgeald, Martinsd~ile~ Jno. Cur- river mutt, White Sulphur Springs, and Joseph ofa Tame, Oka, are registered at the :Grand Itse Union. east Chas. McCusky, P.t fIynn and Matt imm Eagan, who were arrested for the farceny mon of freight from the Dacotah yesterday, towr had their preliminary examination before east Judge Kanoute this moining. W. fl. Hunt of it Jr., appeared for the "ritEoy and F. M. tion. Eastman foi the defense. "Five witnesses mor( were examined. 'The defendants were only flnally discharged. buil William Wetzel, colored, 1 as arrested is,o0 last night by Constable Finnegan on a whe warrant sworn out by Sam Spaulding, for Qua disturbing the peace. He had a hearing the this afternoon before Judge Kanouse and shori wvas dismissed on paying costs. H. R. eldt Buck appeared for the defendant. Itre the n The Dacotah. The big boat of the Coulson Line, now, lying at the levee, was built in 1879 at Pittsburg, Pa. kxceptng. r.f p from Pittsburg she has been run entirely on the Missouri. The Mooi~a, tthe sameine, is her exact counterpart, and is now run ning between Kants City ýndl St. huls. The two boats cost one hundred h an d4 dollars. She has atonnag 4 h , dred ton andi $ ( k 3 one tzrait Y 4ti&y abin, and fty $re deck passengers. She bhl-l ers. Her eyi ersiri ht diameter with a seven fbot stroke. I-er wheel aisixteen feet in d"i r, From Wednesday's pally. boat D. J. Price left for Pittsburg this morn ing. rn- The Dacotah will not leave until to-mor- te row afternoon. to elt E. C. Benham loaded with merchandise dE at W. S. Wetzel's this morning. em lap Hon. A. B. Hamilton, of Old Agency, is as expected here in a few days. th for The Clendenin Mining and Smelting Co. a will ship 1,175 bars of bullion on the Daco- en na li. Geo. D. Patterson and family returned U td- this morning from his ranch on the Shon- st th kin. thi Charles Bourassa's bull teams, loaded Oy D. with wood from the Marias, arrived here vel ºr- to-day. hol The second invoice of books for the thf ls Benton Library are expected here on the mt Black Hills. gre The public schools will close next Fri- wa es day. There will be speaking, singing and get to other exercises. the Bristle and Hoar brought a load of cay- ly r_ uses to town to-day and found a ready sale abl , for almost half of them. to ced The only place in town to buy genuine lab id Cheyenne saddles and Concord harness is at I. G. Baker & Co's. J. D. Weatherwax' three bull teams, Cot r loaded with merchandise for his store at Utica, left this afternoon, Chas. Maguire's bull teams loaded with md erchandise for the Blackfoot Agency, at T is T. C. Power & Bro.'s, this morning. stru Pres. Lewis', Ed. Pagel's and John Rig- war .e gan's teams, loaded with lime from Yogo by a d for Frank Coombs, arrived here this morn- oom ing. nua J. C. McCord, Highwood ; N, L. Brown, pan, Fort Assinnaboine, and John Casserly, now Fort Assinnaboine, are stopping at the tion Choteau House. Son And now the Independent, which has as r been bragging about the Helena base ball, Mr. f admits that "our club is not invincible." labo The deuce, you say. lum The question of building a bridge across then the Missouri seems to hang fire. The quit bridge should be built if the plans for its the erection proposed by some gentlemen re- be a . cently are practicable. the 1 G. W. Gantz, Maiden; W. F. Walker, to o Willow Creek; Jared Smith, Highwood; such H. W. Hutchison, Otter Creek, are regis- prol tered at the Overland. unlo Majors' bull teams loaded at T. C. Pow- Line er & Bro.'s this morning with merchan- terp dise for J. H. McKnight & Co., Ft. Shaw, will and George Steell, Sun River. ing. C. H. Chater, London, Eng.; Win. Glassman, Helena; John Hackshaw, Belt The creek; F. Kaiser, Detroit, Mich., are reg istered at the Grand Union. W Mrs. R. L. McCulloh, C. B. McCulloh, sor I and Miss Maggie Carroll, arrived in town Ited last night from Assinnaboine, and are Coch stopping at the Grand Union. part Pres. Lewis reports that the Judith river try, is now too high to be 'orded, and says he Ran( had to pull over a steep hill to get to Ben- presi ton from Yogo without crossing the dent. stream. Th Road Supervisor Brinklran to-day com- the menced work on the Martinsdale road. A herd, number of teams and men are busily at menc work grading and otherwise improving comi the road. Sir McEl Chas. Devereaux, Michael Henry and Thos. MIcCarthy, from the Teton, and d Wmin. Warcham, D. Wareham and wife, fl and S. O. Lynch and wife, from the Shon- fll kin, are at the Pacific House. stok The, Some damaged goods from the wrecked 5,000 steamer Big Horn have arrived in town know and the insurance adjuster is selling them the T off as rapidly as possible. Some of them ered are in good condition"'Rhile others are not be mu worth purchasing. to col T. C. Power & Bro. have just received tweni a large lot of the celehrated Cooper wag- comil ons. These wagons are manufactured in Short Dabuque, Iowa, and in general build are from superior to any other wagon in the Terri- in ad tory. T. C. Power & Bro. are the sole This agents for Montana. makI McEs A gentleman returned from the Wood river country gives us a glowing account of it4 of a new town in that region named Haley. Cochi Itseems that the town was founded by an eastern land company which bought an immense tract of land in that vicinity some months ago. The prospects of the new o town were thoroughly advertised in the epo eastern papers, and as a result a full tide of immigration has poured in that direc- two ! tion. Haley has apopulation of20,000 and one more a coming. It is, however, as yet only a tent town, but very few substantial super buildings having been erected. The town e dr is, of course, located in a mining region where there are some valuable properties. Quartz mills have already been erected by the company, and a $50,000 hotel will the ahortly be constructed. The Idahoans are evidently tearing the ossified portion out. pure It remains to be seen, however, whether land, the new town, although its population is thrice that of any town in Montana, will be from a permianent success. Farniture tor Sale. An auction sale 8 t household furniture will take place at the Benton stables, on Saturday next at 180. a. Adam ewas brought before Judge pncerfr sl in ; lathe street toa icots. . by for Geological Ferwsation of Benton. We are in receipt of a letter from an eastern scientist enquiring about the geo lr- logical formation of the country surround tug Fort Benton. We cheerfully give the se desired information. Where the river has exposed the different strata we have had is an admirable opportunity to examine them. There are strong evidences of vol Scanic action, as the upper stratum consists entirely of coal ashes. Just below this there is a well defined deposit of tin cans which seems to us, to plainly belong to d the Iron Age. These cans are of an irregular ' shape and almost defy classification. We think however, that they belong to the d Oyster family. Just below we strike a e very interesting but puzzling lay erof dead horses. Opinions vary as to the origin of e the deposit. Some think that this country Smust have been at one time the bed of a great inland sea of dead horses, and after - wards raised by volcanic action. The more ] generally received opinion however, is that this is not a regular stratum but mere ly a glacial morraine. We have been tin able to trace our researches farther owing to the high water. When the river re cedes we shall continue our scientitic labors. The only Cheyenne saddles and getnuine Concord harness to be found in town is at I, G. Baker & Co's. W arehouso. The Coulson Line has in process of con struction at Bismarok a fine steamboat warehouse. It is four hundred feet deep, by sixty feet wide, and will more than ac oommodate the vast amount of freight an nually handled by that enterprising com pany. We understand that the company now has under advisement the proposi tion of building a similar warehouse here. Some time ago a very generous proposition was made to the Coulson Line by Mr. W. S. Wetzel, their agent here, Mr. W, proposing to furnish land and labor if the company would furnish the lumber. This offer the company did not then see fit to accept. It is now, however, quite probable that some arrangement for the construction of such a warehouse will be made. It is unnecessary to allude to the great advantages which would accrue to our business men by the building of such a structure. The company also will profit greatly by the saving in the time of unloading. We hope that the Coulson Line, which has hithertabeen the most en terprising of the lines running to Benton, will be the first to construct such a build ing. The Walroad Ranche Company of Fort MacLeod. We notice the arrival in town of Profes sor D. McEachran of Montreal, who vis ited Benton in company with Senator Cochrane and others in 1881, when the party were en route to the Bow river coun try, where they established the Cochrane Ranche Co., of which Senator Cochrane is president and Dr. McEachran vice presi dent. The present visit is in connection with the purchase of the Judith Cattle Co's, herd, which he has purchased for the com mencement of the stocking of the new company of English capitalists, of which Sir John Walrond is president, and Mr. McEachran vice president and managing director. The capital stock is $500,000, and it is the intention of the company to fully stock their range as soon as prices of stock cattle will warrant them in buying. The present purchase will give them about 5,000 head, counting calves, and it is well known that it is one of the best herds in the Territory, and the purchase is consid ered as the best bargain made, or likely to be made, in Montana this year or for years to come We understand that they have twenty-one Hereford bulls on the Helena coming up the river, and thirty high grade Short-horn bulls have been purchased from the celebrated herd of Con Kohrs, in addition to the bulls now in the herd. This company are to be congratulated in making such a favorable start, and Mr. McEachran's large experience in the cattle trade of the Dominion, as chief inspector of stock and cattle quarantines, in the Cochrane Ranche Co., and the practice of his profession, will, no doubt, enable him to avoid the sources of loss to which the other ranches in that Territory have been exposed. The drove is expected to start from the Warm Spring ranche in about two weeks, and will be split into two herds, one under the charge of James W. Brown, the other it Is expected wgl be under the superintendence of D. Freeling, and will be driven slowly so as to reach the ranche in as good condition as possible and before the winter sets in. It is evident that the grazing lands of the Dominion will soon be stocked with the best blood of Montana, improved by pure bred bulls from Scotland and Eng land, and we predict a great future for cattle raising in that rich pasture land from the boundery line to Morleville. Stock News. The following items of Interest to stock men were given us by a gentleman who has recently returned from Western Mon tana, and who is himself largely interested in stood: The Porter Bros., of Eastern Oregon, are now on their way to Benton with four hundred .had of Oregon horses. They will alt be idin the Territory. They will arrive in ibouta week. Lang and an ar.e driving 15,000 head af cattle froairego t l atern Montana. This hge baud I seereb of sufflifent pswtmrge aata4 gbt the pleadid rsesare apw on OaIs pai!4es . The " 1~~ki~i~~- · 1za