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A MODEL OBITUARY.
"De Mortius," etc. "Indian Jack," a Bannack buck by birth, passed in his aboriginal checks at a camp near Red Rock last Saturday morn ing, May 12th, Anno Doinini, 1883. Jack had been employed by the Horse Prairie Round-upers to night-herd the ponies of the round-up, and it is presumed stole in to the crmp the night before, where he swigged from the jug which contained fluid intended to be drank in moderate doses by white men and to be used as an antido e for rattlesnake bites, but the liquid would kill any buck Indian at long or short range, Jack died from tackling that jug, and his squaws and papooses mourn for him plenty. lie was found dead as a dornick. No coroner's inquest was held over the (lead buck. Sympathe tic white men boxed the dead buck up, and a sort of a Christian burial was given him. A man in the outfit who had gradu ated ata Sutnday SchD)ol kindly volunteer ed to give the old Indian: a send-off by reading an ilmprolimptu Western burial cervicr, after which a pious cowboy re eited a powerful paryer. The deceased dhi(d happy and dead drunk. "Indian lack" had a few virtues and lots of vil lainous vices, and he used to beg bags of old biscuit at Bannack with a tenacity worthy of a nobler cause. There is a moral to "Indian Jack's" fate that tall aborigines would do well to read and heed, and it is this-" Whisky, too freely imbibed will kill any Indian, or white man either." The deceased buck was a fourth cousin to a Bannack Chief and was aged about four hundred and fifty moons. -Dillon Tribune. Shooting Affair near Ft. Missoula. FOLT MISSOULA, M. T., JUNE 1, 1883. A soldier named .Iahan was shot through the heart and instantly killed at 1 o'clock this morning, and an unknown citizei asrieously wounded in the leg. The shoot ing took place at what isknown as the Four Mile house, about a half mile from Fort Missoula, where the soldiers generally congregate after pay day for a spree. It seems that two or three soldiers were en gaged in scaffle when a citizen named King supposed they were fighting and, in the endeavor to freighten them off,grabbed a pistol and fired three or four shots, with the above result. It should be understood that Mahan was not engaged in the scrim mage, but standing at a distance from the scene. It was King's wild firing that sent the bullet on its fatal errand. King immediately gave himself up and the sheriff locked him up in the jail. King declares that the killing was an accident on his part. An inquest was held by Coroner Sloane at the post hospital this afternoon. Drs. Bry and and Adair made a post-mortem ex amination when the ball was found to have passed through the heart and lodged in the back bone. The verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by a pistol shot fired by King. There is great indig nation expressed here as 3Mahan was in no way implicated in the affair. It was alto gether accidental on the part of King. It seems like fatality, as it was not quiite two years since Mahan killed a man in the same house and room. Au Original Editorial Salutatory. [Arkansas Traveler.] An Arkansas journalist in assuming control of the local columns of a weekly paper, says: "The proprietors of the Skillet have deemed it advisable for me to lend my influence to this great enterprise. I am an old hand at the business, and came highly recommended, having been runoutofthe swampi land district on ac eount of a delicately exprýels d snlhimnent to the effect that the county judge was a thief of no small capacity. So long as the judge of this county remains houtest, or, rather, is not caught stealing anything, 1 may stay with you and helpl you develop the wonderful resources of this section; but just as soon as he is proved to be a thief, I reckon I'll have to slide. I take this meth od of informing the pl)ople that I will preach at the Clay Hill Church next Sun day." What Dt es It Mean? Most of the people who smile at the idi otic rhymes of Bunthorne, the poet laure ate of "Patience," would not willingly concur in the opinion that Robert Brown ing, the scholar and raphsodist, is guilty of perpetrating i.nd perpetiating in a volume lines that have even less sense; yet in his "Jocoseria" t:his much admired poet is guilty of the follwing, which would in voke a roar if it were read upon the comic stage by the lackadaisical Bunthorne: Wanting is-wihat? Summer redundant, Blu(nBss abindant, -Where is the spot? Beamy the world, let a blank all the same- Come, then, complete in repletion, 0 comer, Pant through the bluenes--perfect the Summer. Bre uh but one bretth, Rwie I e suty above; A d all that was death Grows life, grows love Grows love! This may be very fine poetry, but What does it all mean? Wanted, AkgMI atout twelve years of age, who is attending school, to do light housework for her board and lodging, and small wages. Address this ofice. $coNT5AVTeOS. (HoQTBAU COUNTY., MONTaANTERRITORY, Orncz op,~ CoUrtY °OL$... FoatBentont';,TM.; May 9tb, 1688... Popoea for th rection of a Court Rouse, at Fart Iuton, wll4 be received at tbli ofleon euthe 1*6 dfy of JoMe, A. p., 188. Plas ad ApediOaletons of t he . seean titasse e tý bj t t SUMMONS, In the District Court of the Third Judicial Dis trict of the Territoryof Montana, in and for the County of Choteau. JAMES McDEVITT, Plaintiff, 1 Against, Loris COBELL, Defendant, The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to the above named Defendant: You are hereby require i to appeal in an action brought against you by the above named Plaintiff in the District Court of the Thirt Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Choteau and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this Summons, if served within this county; or, if served out of this county, but in this District, within twenty days; otherwise in forty days, or judgment by de fault will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint. The said action is brought to recover of you the sum of $180.50 and interest from March 1, 1880, due by you to plaintiff upon,a certain promissory note describes more fully in the complaint on file herein; also to recover of you the sum of $15.00 due by you to plaintiff upon an account for a sad die sold and delivered to you by plaintiff, as more fully appears by said complaint on file herein and for all costs of suit. And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff sill take judgment against you for sald sum of one hundred and eighty dollars and fifty cents and interest and also for the sum of $15.00 besides all costs of suit. Given under my hand and the seal of the Dis trict Court of the Third Judicial District of the rerritory of Montana., in and for the County of Choteau, this 23d day of April, in, the year ot our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty three A. H. BEATTIE, Clerk. [seal] By CHAS. L. SPENCER, Dep. Clerk. Buck & Hunt, Plaintiff's Attorneys. Notice to Creditors. Estate of Mary F. Healy, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Ad ministratr of the estate of Mary F. Healy, deceas ed. to the creditors of a nd all persons having claims againstthe said deceased, to e' hibit them with the ,, cessary vouchers within tour months after the first publication of this notice, to the said adminis irator at the office of Buck & Hunt, attorneys, the same being the place for the transaction of the busi ness of the said estate, in the city of Fort Benton, county of Chotean, M. T. JNO. J. HEALY, Adm nistrator of the estate of Mary F. Healy, De ceased. Dated at Fort Benton, 1M. T.,May 25th, 1883. dw4m Sheriff's Sale. In the l)istriet Court, County of Choteau, Terri tory of Montana. Timothy E Collins, Plaintiff, Against Charles E. Conrad, Administrator, et al. To be sold at Sheriff's sale on the 20th day of June, 1883, at Fort lenton, Montana, in front of the court house, RECORD building) at public ýuc 'ion to the hliheat bidder, for cash the following property: Lots numbered seventeen [171 and eighteen [I8] in block number four of the town of Fort I en ton, together with the buildings thereon, a lasre two-ituor brick builaing, recently built, containing 7 rooms suitab'e lor offices or family apartments; also a large log warehouse close to steamboat landinge and well located for business purposes. JAMES McDEV ITT, Sheriff of Choteau Co. By .rJ O J. IMEALY, Under Sheriff. NOTICE TO CiEDITORN. Estate of Frank II. Burd. deceased. Notice is hereby gi ven by the undersigned, ad ministra'or of the estate of Frank I Burd, de ceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary voucher within four months 4after the first publication of this notice to the said administrator at r)ld Agency, Choteau County, M. T, or to Messrs. Buck & Hunt, attorneys, at their office at Fort Benton. SAMUEL C. BURD, Administrator of the estate of Frank II. Bur 1eceascd. Oated at Fort Benton, May 14th, 1883 11883. DIRECTORS. 1388. F. W. Knight, S. HT.rounse, AaronHershfield, Frar:cis Pope, B. LI. Tatem. W. A. Chessman, T. C. rower, A..,. Davidson, Timothy Wilcox. THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION -OF THE Montana Agricultural Mineral and Mechanical Association, Will be held at Helena. September 3d. 4th, 5th, Gth,;7thand 8th, 1883. RACING EACH DAY OF THE FAIR. A neat pamphlet of sixty-fourpages containing Premium List, Racing Programme, and other in formation of interest to exhibitors 'and vistors will be mailed to any address furnished to the Secretary. S. H. CROUN SE,lPresident. FRANCis POPE, Secretary. m26tf DR. GOODRICH, A T HIS ROOMS IN THE 0110 TEA U IIOUSE. Is now prepared to execute dental work in a thoroughlily workmanlike manner, and at reasotnable - prices. MARIN E INSURANCE. GEO. B PARKEW, Benton, lon ansa. m y21..m NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, un der the firm name of Higgins & McClain,engaged in the business of buying, selling and raising cattle and horses, isthis day dissolved by mutual con sent, the undersigned, 0. P. Higgins paving all debts of said firm and collecting all debts due the said firm. (Signed) C. P. HIGGIN8. J. P. McCLAI. Missoula; M. T., April 10. 1883. CHARLES SHERIDAN, JOB & EXPRESS WAGON. Fort Benton, M. T AU6TION & COIMISSIONI SPront St., Near MnAy, t Wo.jo O.B; , al Etate, ousehold Fritr, o tc., Boght and Sold? '` i: · : 9 ·'' ;i.-':~ NEW BOOT and SHOE SHOP, FRONT ST., FORT BENTON, [TWO DOORS ABOVE OVERLAND HOTEL.] Made to Made to Order, Order. In the most substantial manner and fashionable styles. 1]REP.A1.IR IN TGr Neatly Executed. All Orders Promptly Attended to. HOLLAND & HACKEL je28d&wtf CHAS. G. GRIFFITH, C. E. y JOHN M. MIARSH, I. County Surveyor. CRIFFTIH, MARSH & CO., Civil ad:Mining nl lers! U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL SU.RVEYO FHS. OFFICE: Front street lbetween Baker and Power streets. CRIFFITH & CALDWELL, CONTRACTORS Estimates and Di iwings, Irrigating, Machinery, Bridges and Earthwork. Special attention given to methods of water supply. j@ Office: Front street. between Baker rnd Power sts, (sepiSdtf) OCCIDENTAL Shaving . Bathing EMPORIUM, FORT BENTON, - MIONTANA. Hot and Cold Baths At all hours. Flesh Brushes, Sponges, Clean Towels and Soaps, with all the modern accommodations in bathing. 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 first-class order. J. M. ROSIER, Prop'r. (dc5tf) 0OO. W. BULLETT . A. MARTIN (Late Chief Cook at the Grand Union Hotel. GRAND CENTRAL RESTAURAN!T (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 always order a flrst-class meal, as we keep open dayand night. A First-"lass Bar Attached. When you visit Benton dine at the Grand Cen tral. the ONLY First-class Restaurant in the city. BULLETT k MARTIN, Proprietors. ep p~tf ARCADE Rcstauranl, AND Lunch Rooe, JOHN ]KLEBER, Proprietor. Front street, rear of Atlantic saloon, adjoining Joe Sullivan's harness manufactory. Open Day and Night. Meals at all Hours. Best Table in the city 111Z the Luxuries of the Season Served in frst-class style. Famiee Supplied with Beals at FPries Reasonable SATISFACTION UAdRANTEED. aprlt rawio E-oTXL, ( 18.'H d1 . T.; -U a,4k SPH-IN& V 1883. SNEW DPAR TUE, Finding that our rapidly increasing sales are not allowing u. to attend properly to all our former lines of trade, we have sold out our Hardware, Furnituire and Qneensware, and will confine ourselves to Drj "'-.da. Boots dnd 3h0 s. Hats and Caps, Gen t'- fu nishing Goods Clothing, Wooden and Harness and Willow Wares Saddlery: We will also keep AN 1 n and nientioi, a falland well as- among others sorted line of I "the t r.mnius BAIN WAGONS, C (HAMPION MOWERS MITCHELL WAGON:S, CHIAM PION REAPERS, MILBURN SPRING WAG(ONS5, TIGER HA Y RAKES, TOP BUGGIES, 1)EI DRICK HAY P'RESSES Furst & Bradley BREAKING First & Bradley SULKY P1.-,. and STIRRING PLOWS JIertevl, ter'l V'VIKV PLows, 12 to 1( i FANNING = il i., ;CO'I('H HIARROW S. SPEC I .L" -ES : LADD'S TOBACCO SIfEEP DIP, SULPTfUREID. SCUTT'S THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE. (Orders for the latter must be in bhv May Ist.) TENT AND WAGON COVERS, HAND and MACHIINE MADE, all sizes. We will ship the largest and most complete line of Groceries that ever came to Fort Benton for that trade. We have made our requl. sition for Fancy Shelf Goods very elaborate, and will undertake to furnish anything in that line that may be called for. Our fa cilities for filling orders are greatly improved, and all orders will receive prompt and careful attention. Owning our own steamboat transportation we will lay our goods down in Benton this year at one and a quarter cents per pound from Chicago and St. Louis, and we propose to give our cus tomers the benefit f this low rate in prices on our goods. Having gone out of the Indian Trading business we will devote ourselves to the trade of Farmers and ranchmen, to whom we olrer special Inducements. Marc 1.- (i-. B:akr & C. JOHN J. KENNEDY EDWARD KELLY. Centre Market MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, MON TANA. KENNEDY & KELLY, Proprietors. BEEF, MUTTON, PORK, FISH, GAME AND ICE. Vegetables and Fruit in their season 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 rates. dtf KENNEDY & KELLY. . H McKmght & co. Post Traders, And Dealers in FORT 1SHAKW, - M. T. We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods consisang of Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Drugs, Boots and Shees, ~lOthb tlU, H.ts and Capgy Hardware Wobdenware, Crockery, Harness, Wool .Seeoks and Twine, Tents, Wagon Sheets, ,A4*RIOULTURAL IIPTEWTS, l WOOD'S PROVED MOWERS, APGOOD'S SULKY PLOWS, IP.OV..D .tIK RAK ,S and " UDSAK .Ak8 ta - 1883. 1883 T. C. POWER & RO., Wh:deale alnd Retail Dealers in DRY (OGOODIY NOTIONS, CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS A SOgS, Centlemen's Furnishing Coods, Furniture and Carpets of all Grades, Fancy 5 Staple Groceries, SHEEP MEN'S SUPPLIES, B ool Sacks, Sewing Twine Sheep Dip, & e. NOTE:-We are Te ritorial agents for La 'd's Sheep I)ip, warranted to cure any case of scab in sheep. - --( ))- - Wines, Liquors, Beer, Ale, Cigars and BAR SUPPLIES ! AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Wood's Reapers and Mowers, Hapgood Plows ! Twine Binders and Extras ! Hay Rakes and Gardening Tools, all of the Best and Most Reliable Makes, 'This year we will introduce the celebrated CSOOPE:'ý . T. .A.,,ollT, 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 h ands and in large quantities, and we propose to give dealers the benefit of Low Prices and First-Class qoods. 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. Overland Hotel JOHN HUNSBERGER, Proprietor FOR<T BE OTO1. - - - ItON7T.A9N .A New 1101so, Nw Rooms, ew Faraituro, AttoieuSvo itrs Excellent Accommodations for Ladies and Families 3 s"; IMELEf.J .'I. G' fG TOP8 JT THI DOoR The tuperiir uOmmslatiuos and cunveuInt location ot the Overland make it the most deeixable a. ping place in town for STtEAIVBOAT PASSENGERs. LUMBER AND SHINGLES ! BICG- CAS IN O Mills! Four Miles from Reedsport, Mont. Splendid Timber, Fl ST-CLASS MILL, Competent Workmen, PAIRl PRIOES I 11 sloc 1co8istatll on0 BhJd. Dimension sta t10 Orior W. H WATSON. TO TOHE ITOCUHOLDERS OF BENI TON BVILDI~W AS SOCIATION. (LIMITED.) Notice Isherebygiven thatas holders meet Iug of the entoº uild.Asso.iaton (limited) kwill be heldat tle city of, rtj BentoM.X T, at half past 7p.m., onday, June 1th, 1888, at the oSee of T. A. Cummings, in tai city, forthe pur soe ofccepting.o cti the prvoisios totbe ia~ bsand*r btaws of Thd e stors m ay ve power, for *ete lat th.o Au~th:!Q Abuth:!!~ GEORGE HOUX, Auctioneer, FORT BUIITON, M. T. Prerty of- Evayt .D rtat s fold to the Kigha =t.b.: -Mer. Of a iu*. r ` the cltt1 ,n . Oiwnt I1~F s~E-&1uk bu~i~akea uit 0 os001 A t..~t~Ai ~ ~ L :'1 $;~;" i~, L 4 h n:I~A