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CHOtTEAU LODGE, No. , 1. . O. F.
A regular meeting of the abov Lodge will be cJld on Wednesday evening of ea, h week at their L dge room in this city. Sojourn.ng brothers are oordlia'v invited to attend. CHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. PETER MCDONALD. Secretary 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 3aturdays of each month. Members of sister lodges and sojourning brethren are cordially in vited to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. GEo. W. CRANE, Secretary. MONTANA LODGE No. 9, A. O. U. w. The regular communicaiion of the above Lodge convenes at the Masonic Hall every Thursday eve ning at 7:30 o'clock. By the order. CHARLES CRAWFORD, M. W S. GENZBERORR. Recorder. KNIGHTS OF PYTI LAS. Crescent Lodge Nc. 4. Meets eve'y Monday night at 7:30, at Castle Flail in Masonic hall.) #. .C. i cINTIRE, C. C. W. C. RIDDLE. K. of I. and S. Church SeryVces. CONGREGATIONAL. Rev. b. B. Demarest, under the auspices of the American Home Missionary Society, is holding services at the Court House twice each alternate 8 bbath, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at 12 m. The public generallv are invited to attend. yrom Th.lrsday's Daily. T. C. Power have on hand a lot of the celebrated Cooper wagons. A large stock of fine imported cigars at the Choteau House Exchange. T. L. Bowman, Maiden; W. G. Faulk ner, Helena, are at the Pacific House. Capt. C. R. Paul left for Ft. Assinna boine on the Dacotah this morning. Van. HIendersleder, Utica; Thos. Tick nor and J. Atchison, Billings, are at the Overland. W. G. Faulkner and HI. T. Hepler re turned to Benton friom Helena last night on the coach. The stalwart young men who are form ing the Fire Department did not meet last night as was expected. E1. DIunne has purchased from C. K. Burkman lots No. 1, 2 and 3 in Block No. 28. Consideration $500. Steve Spitzley and Jas. A. Yore left this morning, behind Jim's fast horses, for his the ranch on Belt Creek. S. J. Hern, Mrs. L. R. McCulloh, and Miss.Maggie Carroll, were passengers for Helena on this morning's coach. The County Commissioners met this afternoon but did nothing except audit bills and approve the treasurer's report. Constable Scott, to-day arrested Dave Ogle for being drunk and disturbing the peace. Hie will have a hearing to-morrow morning. Joe Brown was arrested last night for being asleep in the streets in a drunken condition. Judge Spencer fined him $1 and costs. Dent and Tulloch's teams, loaded with merchandise for the different ranches and stores in the Judith Baisin, pulled out this morning. The Billings coach, notwithstanding the inclement weather and bad roads, arrived here at 1:30 this afternoon. Winchel was a passenger on the coach, coming to Ben ton for medical treatment. J. F. McGee, Lewiston, Ills.; E. J. Morrison, A. M. Ross, Philbrook; J. 0. Gregg, Fargo, and J. A. Chater, Helena, are registered at the Grand Union. Geo. D. Patterson and wife, J. O. Pat terson and wife, Miss Sophie Patterson, from the Shonkin, and F. Zuiser, Deep creek, are at the Choteau House. Dave Browne left this morning on the Dacotah for the Coal Banks, to look after some government' freight that his teams are hauling from the Coal Banks to Ft. Assinnaboine. Winm. Farrall was fined $5 and costs this morning by Judge Spencer, for being drunk and asleep on the street. Being un able to produce the "necessary" he was committed to iail. F. C. Reiss, of St. Louis, has accepted a position in the hardware department of Murphy, Maclay & Co. Mr. Reiss is an expert hardware man, and is "the right man in the right place.." Atchison's two twelve-mule teams ar rived here yesterday afternoon from Bill Ilgs. They brought an immense stock of dry goods and notions for W. S. Wetzel, purchased by Mr. Wetzel this spring. Hirshberg & Nathan, Benton's popular clothiers, have rented the house adjoining the Overland Hotel and are disposing of their damaged goods very rapidly. Quite a large quantity of the goods are as good go ever, but are nevertheless being soid yery much be lo cost, Capt*in )ernard, who has been adjust ing the damage on the goods injured by the sinking of the steamer Big Born, is adjusting the lossps very rapidly and satis factorily. He has already adjusted Gans & Klein's and Baker & DeLorimier's losses and is now adjusting I. G. Baker & Co.'s. A. B. Keelerjhas been acting as hisclerk. The Dacotah left this morning at 11;30. Capt. C. R. Paul, Mrs. H. A. Stanford, Mrs . H. O. Heistand, and D. G. Browne were the only passengers. The boat had 1,170 poqnd. of bullion of the Clendepin Mining and Smelting Co, and 60 bales of Buffalo robes, consigned to H. C. Tilling hast & Co., Chicago, by Murphy, Maclay & Co. The Dacotah will make another trip up the river when Capt. Parr, late clerk of the Big Horn, will be clerk. Bailey's grading outfit, consisting of 28 teams, left here this morning for the end of the Canadian Pacific railroad track. Mr. Bailey informs us that there are be hind them about 400 more grading outfits, coming from the end of the Northern Pa clAe railroad track, bound for the Cana. dian Paulfic. The Cadian a-il r6~ ail road company pay from 18 to Metas. per yard for grading, and a man can asily make $10 a day with a good patroi mulest The Park braznch of the NortburiieePi is now completed, tad paaus* tangdr will be inuming there tyed Batel Superintendent J. C. Laurence and sev eral men who have betn at work cutting timber for the boom several miles above town, have now over 300 cords all cut amnt piled upon the bank. They intend cut r ting about 600 cords more and will then. start them all down the river. They ex. pect to start about July 1st. The boom if completed and ready to shear and catch all the lumber sent. A number of men wil be on hand at the catch boom to snake the lumber out on the bank as fast as it ii caught. Damaged Goods. Damaged goods from the wredk of the Big Hlorn at Hirshberg & Nathan's. Must be sold at any price. Go to the big boom sale at Hirshberg & Nathan's. I),cLluged goods from the wreck of the Big Horn sold at any price. A good chance to buy goods cheap. From Frilay's DanRlv. ParisGibson is el c'tl(d here t(-night. Damaged goods at a sacrifice at 1. G. Baker & Co's. Wm. Morrow is in town. from his ranch on the Shonkin. The celebrated Cooper wagons are for sale at T. C. Power & Bro's. David Ogle was fined $1 and costs by Judge Kanouse for a little drunk. McBean's mule team loaded to-day with merchandise for Dyas & Murray and Geo. Steel at Sun River. Ed. Lewis' four-mule teams loaded to day with merchandise for I. G. Baker & Co. at Fort Macleod. Bclden and Peters' teams, loaded with lime for Frank Coombs, arrived yesterday from the Dearborn. Go to the sale of damaged goods at Hirshberg & Nathan's. A good chance to buy damaged goods cheap. Severance's bull teams arrived here to day from the Judith Basin loaded with lumber for I. G. Baker & Co. - H. Armable, John Beach, Sun River, and P. Kilmartin, Fort Assinnaboine, are registered at the Choteau House. An unknown Butteite was lodged in jail to-day by Co,~stable Finnegan, for being drunk aid auleep in the streets. Rufus Payne expects to leave early next week for an extensive trip through the Judith country. lie will probably be gone several weeks. The stone foundation of Ed Smith's resi dence on the other side of the river, was begun with a full force by Frank Combs this morning. C. A. Gerane, Minneapolis; Frank Sev erance, Oka; E. K. Fitzgerald, Martins dale; L. S. Leavitt, Barker Junction, are at the Grand Union. Pres. Lewis' teams are loading with merchandise for J. H. McKnight & Co. of Fort Shaw, at T. C. Power & Bro's., and will nrohablv leave to-morrow. Your attention is called to the advertise ment of the Benton stables which appears in this issue. J. A. Massie has rented the stables and refitted them in first class style. HIon. W. B. Settle last night received from John Lilly a lot of specimens from the different mines in the Barker district. Mr. Settle has now one of the best cabi nets of curiosities and minerals in Benton. W. A. Cameron has a splendid stock of tobacco, fruits and candies, for sale at his store two doors above the postoffice. Ob serve Mr. Cameron's advertisement in this issue of the RECORD. William and Cuthbert Pratthave rented Rufus Payne's 1lacksiuith shop and will continue in the busi lsz. The youlng men are good met'ianic,, and will do all of their work to the entire satisfaction of their cus toners. J. C. Laurence, superintendent of the Fort Benton Boom Lumber Co., returned last night from the timber camp. Mr. Laurence reports that everything is pro gressing very favorably at the camp, but that timber :s quite scarce. I. G. Baker & Co. commenced selling their damaged goods this morning and met with splendid success. The warehouse was crowded all day, and a large percent age of the customers were ladies. The clerks are still busy wrapping up goods. There is not energy enough in Benton to 1. Construct a race track. 2. To organize a base-ball club. 3. To celebrate the Fourth of July. '. To do half a dozen other things that ought to be done. A party of about thirty men, under charge of Jack Brown, will leave next Monday for the Judith Cattle Company's range on Warm Spring creek, to round-up and drive the cattle recently purchased by the Walrond Ranche Co. from the Judith Cattle Co. The band, consisting of about 4,000 head, will be driven to Pincher creek, about 30 miles above Ft. Macleod, Jed Groesbeck, who went to Maiden several weeks ago to start into business on his own hook, writes that he has gone in with Brainard, Gard ner & Co., and is hav ing a first class shop built. Jed thinks his prospects at Maiden very flattering, and in tends to stay with the town. He i~sa first class tinsmith, baying worked for some time at H. J. Wackerlin & Co's. We wish him success. ]Brown In Belt CJreek, Information was bronght to town last night, by the driver of the Barker Coach, to the effect that Tom. Crowly, & sheep herder, had been drowned in Belt Creek. Crowly was a well known character in this vicinity. Hecanue to Montana from Red Bluff, California, somefour years ago, and had been a sheep herder for upwards of twenty-one years. He was forty-six years old and had always beea hard workisg and reliable employee Unfortu nately Cowly loved whisky not wisely but too w911, and it fi probable tht hbewas un* der the influence of bug -Jice when e come to his untimely end. He fl st to be worth about $2,000, the preeds of is indtwty and epInomy in spite of hs" dit aa t` r tZLs a From Saturday's daily. Frank Price is in from Highwood. Butte will celebrate the Fourth in good I style. Shuttler Wagons at Murphy, Maclay & Co's. The Baker street ferry began running again to-day. Dan Blevin, came to town from High wood this afternoon. Wright's bull train loaded at I. G. Bak er & Co's this morning. The celebrated Hawkeye steel barbed wire at H. J. Wackerlin & Co's. Kelly's teams are loading at 1. G. Baker & Co's with merchandise for Fort Macleod. E. J. Morrison, Philbrook's merchant, is in town purchasing a 1 ,rge stock of goods for his store. Severance's bull teams loaded with lum ber for I. G. Baker & Co. arrived here this afternoon. B. Price Flat Willow and E. Porter Pop lar Creek, are registered at the Choteau diouse. Ford Bros'. teams are loading with mer chandise for their store at Sun River at I G. Baker & Co's. I. G. Baker & Co. have the only Chey enne saddles and genuine Concord harness in Benton The rush for damaged goods at I. G. Baker & Co's. is unabated. The goods are all sold at a sacrifice. G. C. Carr, Minheapolis, Minn.; Ed. Hunt, Teton; E. S. Paider, Barker, are registered at the Pacific House. Key's mule teams loaded this morning with merchandise for Hamilton & Haz lett's store at Old Agency. Persons knowing themselves indebted to the Benton Library will please call at the I Library and pay up. Several horses were sold at the auction 1 sale this morning at the Benton stables, all of them bringing good prices. The Benton "TownTarrjer.- "Billy, old man," said I to W. G. Con rad, the othe day as we were cosily chat ting over a bottle of Mumms. How did the people of: Benton happen to elect so retiring a man as yourself to the Mayor ality ?" "Probably," he replied with an arch smile, "because I am a man of mayor it." "Pretty good, Bill" I replied with an approving smile. "Craigie," I said to Mr. Craig from the Northwest Territory, as we were return ing together from Sunday School, "why do you look so glum since the appointment of the new Governor General of Canada?" "because, dear boy, I have- always been for Lorne." "Thats one I owe you," I replied, gently punching him in the ribs. I happened into the First National Bank the other day and saw Ed.,Maclay there. "By the way, Eddie," I remarked, lend me $10,000. "With pleasure, old man"' he replied handing me ten new crisp one thousand dollar bills. "Tell,me," I said, "my child, how your figure became so erect." "It got so when I was straighten ing up my accounts," replied the-great financier, with a roguish smile. "Honor bright?" said I. "Honor bright," was his answer. "Is that all, Spence, my chicken," said I to the dity magistrate just he had fined a prisoner the other atternoon." "Of course" was his reply. "Don't you know fine Is the end ?" Thought He Was Dead, There was considerable excitement in the dining room of one of the numerous hash houses on Front street, when the fe male proprietor appeared suddenly before her noonday guests and declared, with tears streaming from her eyes, that her husband had committed suicide. Investi gation, however, proved that the man had only taken Ja pie, and he thought he was poisioned. When last seen he was en tering the Benton Brewery. Mrs. Havebeen. [.v: ,- )f ,ir 'r-t~lrs met with a woman like the one described below? They are some times found in eastern cit ies. Of course, none of them are found in Benton. We are very positive there can be none here; but there are probably one or two in the Territory. "Oh, Mr. Smith ! Do come in. Of course you'll excuse my dress. That horrid Chi naman take a seat, Mr. Smith.) keeps me busy from morning until night looking af ter him. Isn't it awful, Mr. Smith-the price we have to pay those creatures ! Now, at home we only paid 75 dollars a month for the cook and the chambermaid and mah's maid and pah's valet and the coach mant and here we have to pay this one man almost as much. Smith (who, it will be obsereved, is a sly dog). "You left a very elegant home in the States, Mrs. Havebeen." Mrs. H.,-Oh, dear,Iyes! It makes me so home-sick to think of it. Poor, dear, mah would go quite insane it she knew how I was'situated." Smith.-I am sure, madam, that your house is one of the most delightful in the city. ]Mrs. H.---Oh, yes, but that says so little, When I think of the lofty halls and the~ cool verandas, and the green park at home, it doesn't seem as though Icould stay here another minute. The moonlight on the lake in the park was too beautiful. Do you enjoy the moonlight. Smith.--Oh, passionaetely. Mrs. H.-S-o do I. I am devoted tIo it. When our tenants would sometimes come .roand and serenade us, some of *ems hadvery sweeiyt oloes. You enjoy msic I know, Mr. Smith. utEsI eaith ln ta4 g ;4th o What a fine horse you drive, Mr. Smith. Smith.-Yes, a very good animal. d Mrs. H.-Ah, but Mr. Smith, we had such herses at home. You should have seen the tour-in-hand that brother Willie used to drive. Immense horses, coal black. Oh, Mr. Smith, you are not going. g There are so few cultured people here that I am almost bored to death for company. 1- Well, come again soon. Am I going.away for the summer? Oh, dear yes. I shall go home, and when I get there, Mr. Smith, I don't think I shall ever have the heart to d come back. Good afternoon. Mr. Smith (in the street, solus.) r "Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, The'saddest are these, oh, I have been." From Mon ay's daily. Durlap hats at T. C. Power & Bro's. The Black Hills left for Bismarck this this afternoon. e Wm. Glassman and C. E. Wilder left for Helera on thisjnorning's coach. The celebrated O'Connell "0 K" whisky i constantly on hand at W. S. Wetzel's. The City Council will have a special meeting next Wednesday night at the City H[ all. R. T. Riddleberger is in town, purchas ing supplies for his fine establishment at 3 Gardenland. John K. Castner, Pittsburg; Joe Kipp, Marias, and Chas. Thomas, Teton, are at the Overland Hotel. Joe Sullivan was kept busy to-day sell ing saddles to the "cow boys" of the Wal rond Ranch Co. Pres Lewis' teams, loaded with mer chandise for J. H. McKnight & Co. of Ft. Shaw, left this afternoon. D. A. Byers, Helena; H. R. Shergold, Sun River; Ralph Long, Mussellshell, are registered at the Choteau House. The Helena, of the "Power Line," will be the next boat' at Benton. She passed Fort Buford last Wednesday and ought to tie up here by Friday. A. M. Richardson has rented August ] Beckman's brick building on Choteau ave nue and Baker street, and will soon re move to his new residence. Wm. Classman of Helena has bought out L. H. Rosencran's saddle shop and is I having it renovated and fitted up and will 1 start a first class saddlery store there soon The Judith Cattle Co. will receive at Billings on the eighteenth of this month a shipment of 2,500 head of Cattle from Iowa and Minnesota. The cattie are all 2 year old heifers and will be turned loose with the rest of the Company's cattle The body of Wm. Crowley, the man who was drowned in Belt creek last week, has not yet been found, though diligent search has been made for it. It is now certain that Crowley was pretty full, tried to ford the creek at the crossing next below Gibson's ranch and was drowned. The horse, however, reappeared. Diligent search is now being made for the body, and when found it will be brought to Ben ton for inquest. J. H. McKnight of the Judith Cattle Co. and Dr. McEachorn of the Walrond Cattle Co., left this afternoon on the boat for Clagget, from thence they will procede to the Judith Cattle Co's., range. Mr Mc Night has gone todeliver to Dr. McEach ron the 4,000 head of cattle recently pur chased by the Walrond from the Judith Cattle Co. A party of 30 men, employed by the Walrond Cattle Co., left this morning for the same place and will drive the cattle from the Judith to Pincher Creek. near Ft. Macleod. Sale. oi Bonds. The bonds tor the erection.of a Court House and for the completion of the jail were sold at the Court House this afternoon by the County Commissioners. The first Five Thousand were sold to T. A. Cummiiugs at '% premium. The second five Thousand to T. E. Collins at par. The first Ten Thousand were sold to E. G. Maclay at par. and the six Thousand Jail bonds were sold to T. E. Collins at par. Arriyal of the Black Hills. The Steamer Black Hills arrived yester day noon, Captain Joe Todd in command. The following is her passenger-list and freight manifest: PASSENGERS. Col. Geo. H. Clendenin, Miss I. Tonge, G. H. Wood, Sam Hall, Ellen Hall, Mary Wann, E. A. Bliss, J. M. Pottell, August Heydt, Mrs. W. H. Bogert, P. H. Dono van, Mrs. Martin and family, Mrs. Rich ardson and daughter, Mrs. Jodie and fami ly. MAMIFEST. A. A. Q. M., 643 packages; J. H. Mc Knight, 830 and two horses; T. C. Power 4 B. o., 1,738, 2 horses and ten head of cat tie. I. G. Baker & Co., 335; Gee. Steell, 368; W. IL. Burgess, 250; Dyas & Murray, 79; A. J. Davidson, 1; R. A. Luke, 1; C. R. Merrill, 1. THE BATCHELOR. The Steamer F. Y. Batchelor, Captain James Smith, Geo. C. Deming, clerk, ar rived at this port yesterday afternoon, only twelve days out from Bismarck. She had about 270 tons of freight, but left 180 tons for the Government at the Coal Banks. The only passengers were Mrs. J. M. Mas sie and child, Mr. Hall and family and R. Archer. The following is her manifest: Q. M. D., 117 packages; I. G. Baker & Co., 898, Murphy, Maclay & Co., 529; W. H. Burgess, 181; W.S. Vetael, 94; T. J. Todd & Co., 59; Gans & Klein, 60; Klein schmidt & Bro., 50; W. A. Cameron, 15; Baker & DeKoreader, 1; C.E, Conrad, 13; J.W. Conrad, 4; 3l Wright, 3; P1.ure a Iaeiu Cattle. In our Imsue of June 4th we. gave+our readers a aomewhat lengthy arwlele on steek raising and the imeaures being adopted by the Treasury Cattle Comies atoners for stamping ot and deases aong cattl Ads well _t t by'RIW 44 9Ig"o arh6h,11 among stock, and to make all necessary regulations concerning the importation of d cattle. This act was intended mainly to e prevent the introduction of the dreaded e disease, pleuro-pneumonia. The first I known appearance in the United States of pleuro-pneumonia was about the year t 1847, when it appeared at Boston among some recently imported Holstein cattle. Energetic measures were at once taken to 1 stamp out the disease. The imported ani mals were slaughtered, and those exposed were strictly quarantined. These meas ures proved effectual. It has since ap peared at intervals in the vicinity of Balti more, and it is reported to have occasion ally broken out in New York city. In a letter addressed to the House of Represen tatives in 1881, Hon. H. F. French, assist ant secretary of the Treasury, after a long and able discussion of the subject, reached the conclusion that pleuro-pneumonia had never existed in the United States west of the Alleghany mountains. Although the disease has prevailed to so limited an extent in this ocuntry, the Privy Council of England for a long time required-and so far as we know still requires-that all beef cattle imported from America shall be immediately slaughtered upon their landing in England, in slaughter houses erected for the purpose. This is neces sarily a great hardship to exporters of live cattle in this country, since the shrinkage of the cattle in weight after the voyage, which is considerable, and which could be i readily made up by a week or two of rest I and good feed, is a dead loss under this sys tem. This regulation of the Privy Council is all the the moro provoking because it is entirely unnecessary. The recent act of r Congress constituted a Board of Cattle Commissioners having power to control the quarantine of imported cattle, and to take measures to stamp out pleuro-pneumonia t wherever it may exist. We suppose that they exercise this power under the super vision of the Secretary of the Treasury. Under the system of quarantine which has hitherto been followed, imported cattle have been kept isolated at the place of de barkation for a period c f forty days--a i time considerably longer than that which I elapses between exposure to the disease I and its appearance. The Treasury officials have steadily refused to allow the transpor- t tation of such cattle in board for quar- t antine at the places of the importers, no t matter what precautions were taken. It will be seen, therefore, that no safer sys tem could be devised and that the stock f interests of the country are well protected. c It is undoubtedly true that a general be- d lief exists in England that pleuro-pneumo aia prevails to a very large extent in the United States. This results partly from the fact that English veterinary surgeons have confounded the Texas fever with pleuro-pneumonia. It is unnecessary to say that the two diseases are entirely dif- r ferent, and that the Texas fever is not s nearly so destructive a disease, and even I that disease does not exist in the United States to any great extent. . a QJLi~rc WLU u MLIcI rsLrF) k. - An apparent danger to the cattle inter eats of the Territory would seem to result from the inability of the Treasury depart mient to enforce the quarantine of cattle driven across the line from Canada. We understand, however, that the cattle quar antine system of the Dominion is a very careful and thorough one. It is conducted under the management of Prof. D. Mc Eachran, chief inspector of stock for the Dominion of Canada, who is now in Benton on business connected with the Walrond and the Cochrane ranch companies, in both of which companies he is largely in terested. The professor is a believer in the English heresy that pleuro-pneumonia ob tains extensively in the eastern states, and looks with apprehension at the importation of eastern cattle into the vast ranges of the Territory. We are quite confident, how ever, that he will be unable to cite one in stance where pleuro-pneumonia has existed to an appreciable extent. Save the few in stances noted in the vicinity of Baltimore and New York city, there is no evidence to show that it has ever existed in the United States. Ought They to Do it! Our attention has been called to the fact that a number of sheep owners have made arrangements to ship their wool by the way of the Northern Pacific Railroad. We see no way in which this can profit them either in economy ot time or money. We do see, however, how this practice of neglecting to support some of our most vital interests can most seriously injure this whole community. The railroads now pushing into the Territory will doubt less for some time offer extraordinarily low rates in order to induce shippers to with draw their patronage from theboats. The railroads will expect by following these tactics to drive the boats from the river, and, after that has been effected, they will have the shippers at their mercy.. It is a fact not generally appreciated, but which is capable of ready demonstration, that ranchmen's supplies are sold in this city at prices ranging from 15 to 20 per cent. lower than they are sold in Helena, which has the railroad at its door. It would there fore seem to the interest of sheepmen and and ranchmen generally to patronize that interest which gives them such low prices, and offers them such fair rates of trans portation. Helena hitherto, like a gigan tic devil-fish, sucked up everything that was good in the Territory. Did a man come to Montana to invest his capital in mines, upon his reaching Helena he was sure to be surrounded by a crowd Otf~ex perts" and mlitngifhaps, who wul8 t let him leave town untrthey had sold him as many " prospects" as'he had money to buy at their exorbit.Lt :.res. flat he want to buy cattle, he was sure to be com pelled to pay two prices for the herd of same Helena catle A#.i r It n arast man was allowed to ander a far as Ben toN, It was because his money had all been put Into investments wich .h business mkt f Selena had suggested. Now If enasucceeds in robb as of the pat ronage which theT pp ` river ry From Tuesday's Daily. of There are now thirteen prisoners in the to County Jail. ed Go to the sale of damaged goods at sat Hirshberg & Nathan's. of S. J. Clark, and John Ellis arrived on ar the McLeod coach to-day. ig J. Jt Healy is erecting a formal resi e. , dence on his property across the river. to The celebrated Hawkeye steel barbed i- wire at H. J. Wackerlin & Co's. d The celebrated Schuttler wagons are for sale by Murphy Maclay & Co. J. H. McKnight received per Steamer Black Hills a fine buggy team, said to be a first class trotters. A few more damaged suits of clothing, suits ofunderware, Shirts, etc., at L G. Baker & Co's. ] Severance's teams loaded to-day at the 3 different stores in town with merchandise f for the Judith basin. e W. T. Swope, Martinsdale; W. W. 1 Strong, Chesnut; Wm. Martin, Shonkin, are registered at the Grand Union. Belden & Peter's teams loaded at I. G, Baker & Co's. to-day with merchandise. for I. G. Baker & Co. of Ft. Macleod. Champin's teams, loaded with merchan dise for Hamilton & Hazlett's store at Old Agency to-day, ard left this afternoon. Joe. Kipp brought in with him the skins of two large bears that he killed out at his place, to get the bounty paid by the coun ty. The Shonkin Round Up has been en camped on Flat Creek for the past four days, delayed on account of the heavy rains. W. A. Kelly's teams loaded at I, G. Ba ker & Co's. to-day with merchandise for their store at Fort Macleod, and will leave to-morrow. Jas. Massie has rented the brick house of the Benton Building Association, ad joining H. G. McIntire's, and will remove in a few days. The Batchelor of the Coulson Line left last night for Bismarck. She will doubt less reach her destination ahead of the Black Hills, S. Wheaton, the Benton operator, left this afternoon on horseback for the twen ty-eight mile springs to find the break in the telegraph line. Thos. Gorman, more familiarly known as "Peg Leg," was arrested and taken be. fore Judge Spencer this morning on a charge of using obscene language, but was discharged, The Macleod coach arrived here to-day with J. D. 'Holmes on the seat. The coach brought two passengers and a large quantity of mail. David G. Browne and family will soon remove to the frame building on St. Johns street recently occupied by Phil. Gibson, but now the property of Mr. Browne. A post office is about to be established at, Joe Kipp's place on the Marias. The necessary papers have been signed and forwarded, and the office will be establish ed as soon as the Postmaster is appointed. There will be a special meeting of the County Commissioners next Friday at the Court House to receive bids for the erec tion of a Court House. The result of the bidding will be known on Saturday. E. J . Morrison's teams, loaded with merchandise for his store at Philbrook, pulled out this morning. Morrison has a store and post office at Philbrook and has been doing a splendid general merchan dise business during the past year. H. Condit and M. E. Milner, from the Shonkin, are in town and are stopping at the Choteau House. There will be a meeting of the Hose Company of the Benton Fire Department to-night at the City Hall at 8 o'clock. E. G. Maclay and wife left this morn ing by private conveyance, for Helena on a visit to Mrs. Maclay's relatives. They will be gone some time. Assessor Kenncrly left this afternoon for his home on the Teton. He will re turn in a few days and go to Ft. Assinna boine on an assessing tour. Captain Bernard; who has been adjust ing the losses caused by the wreck of the Big Horn of the different merchants, will return to St. Louis on the Helena. Parnell's teams loaded to-day at T. C. Power & Bro.'s with merchandise for Alex. Yule, at Summit Station, and A. C. Wiley at Barker. - They will probably pull out in the morning. Wm. Glassman, who has bought out L A. Rosencrans & Bro's. saddlery shop at the corner of Front and Bond street, is making extensive alterations and additions to the house. The ceiling will be raised three or four feet and a new iron roof put on the building. W. S. Wetzel has purchased, and ex pects they will arrive here on the Rose bud, eight fine buggies and carriages. The vehicles were purchased by Mr. Wetzel when he was in the east and are the finest ever shipped to this country. The prices will range from $375 to $600 each. The Judith Cattle Co., received on the Black Hills ten head of thoroughbred "Paul Angos" cattle, which were import ed to this country from Scotland. One bull weighed 2300 pounds The ten head are worth over five thousand dollars. They were p'ht off at Clagett and taken to the company's ranch on Judith river. Milner & Boardman's thoroughbred cow, "Lady Shonkin," gave birth to a fine heifer calf day before yesterday. "Lady Shonkin," named after the creek on which Messrs. M. & B. range their cattle, was the first offspring of "Reno X1Vth," their original thoroughbred eow. The own ers intend naming the calf in honor of one a Benton's fair belles. One of the grading outits that passed through Benton some time ago returned this morninmg n route to Utah, Th men ld ge rects roI -old was sh wis~s lan enaten Library. The Benton Public Library will be t opened to-night at 7 o'clock. The Libra: ry, as will be remembered, was started by [ subscriptions. A large and well selected lot of books were bought in the east and shipped here. The services of Miss Rose McQuillan have been engaged and the li brary will be opened every evening from 7 til 10. A large number of magazines and papers have been subscribed for and can be found in the library at all times. The sub. scription price will be $5, per year. The Library will be a • splendid acquisition to Fort Benton and considerable credit is due the young gentlemen and ladies who have aided in its establishment. From Wednesday's paily. The Benton library was opened last night. M. A. Flanagan's residence is being ar tistically painted by Benton's well known artist, John Keenan. Thos. Bevin's teams are loading at I. G. Baker & Co's. with merchajndie for Joe Kipp's store on the Marias. Ford & Connell's teams loaded at I. G. Baker & Co. to-day, with merchandise fobr I. G. Baker & Co. of Ft. Macleod. I. G. Baker & Co. have the only genu ine Cheyenne saddles and Concord har ness in the City of Fort Benton. A meeting of the hose company was called last night, but owing to the small attendance uno business could be transacted. The three year old son of Mrs. Bogart, one of the lady passengers who arrived on the Black Hills and who is visiting H. T. Hepler and family, is quite sick. Hon. Jas. M. Arnoux, having fulfilled his arduohs duties as county commis. sioner, left for his ranch on Highwood last night. If the man who walked off with another man's hat at the Grand Union Hotel to day will return it he will confer a favor on the owner. T. C. Power & Bro. have on hand the ' finest lot of carpets ever shipped to this Territory a splendid line of matting and cloths also on hand. A large party of young men and ladies are making preparations for a trip to the falls of the Missouri river. They expect to stay at the falls about a week. Chas, Thomas left this afternoon with his teams, for H.. O. Wareham's saw mill on the Shonkin, after lumber for Emble ton. The lumber will be used by Emble ton in making a flume for the immense ir rigating ditch which he is having made to irrigate his ranch on the Marias. lWe understand that one of Benton's prominent society belles will be lead to the hymeneal altar in a short time. A num ber of our young men are already think ing owr the presents that they will pur chase. Jack Cook was arrested this morning by constable Finnigan for disturbing the peace by having a knock down with a man named Wilkins. He was fined $15 and costs by Police Magistrate Spencer. There will be a special meeting of the city council to-night at the city hall to pass fire ordinances, receive the report of the committee on streets and alleys, appoint a city marshal, and to establish initial points for the survey of the city. Mrs. Bell, the wife of the telephone in ventoer, is deaf and dumb. Bell L:as made an immense fortune, and is proportion ately puffed up. We don't see why he should be so stuck up. Very few men have been placed under the same favorable circumstances, and you can't tell what a man would do if his wife were deaf and dumb. To invent a telephone would be the least thing he could do. Certificates of stock are now being issued by W. B. Settle, secretary of the Pittsburgh Mining Co. There are 10,000 shares at 60 cents per share. '1 he money received will be used in developing the coimpany's mines, and quite a number of shares have already been sold. The Pittsburgh Min ing Co. own the Pittsburgh and Mountain ' Maid mines in the Barker district. The ore from the mines has been assayed, aud proved very favorable. Work will be commenced the latter part of next week or the early part of the week following. Trip to the Falls. A party of ladles and gentlemen residents of Benton, are contemplating a trip to the Great Falls of the Missouri with a complete camping outfit. They will remain at the Falls, and vicinity about one week weather permiting. Pic-nics to the Falls were quite common some years ago, aud on one occasion a steamer ran up to a point with in a short distance of the highest rapids- so near indeed, that the roar of the dashing waters was distinctly heard on the boat. The contemplated picnicwill doubtless be followed by many others. Base Track. The scheme which we have so long ad vocated, the construction of a race track, seems to be now in a fair way tobe put into execution. Through the public spirit of Hon. W. B. Settle, a sufficient tract of land upon his ranch on the Teton has been donated for the purpose above mentioned. The grounds are located about three miles from Fort Benton upon the Teton river, in one of the most delightful situations upon that plcturesque, stream. The road thither is an easy one and forms a most pleasant drive. There are excellent facilities for bathing there, and there is no reason, therefore, why the place should not be made into a pleasant and convenient resort for the citizens of Benton. There is no other city in the Territory of the siae and importance of Fort Benton wblot has not some pleasure resort in its immedibate vicinity. It is fully time that Fort ~eton should have some place where tok owners . may exerse their fast torse., w~e htre i may be held and jpku miea given. ad whser. the ththirsty han