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From FriJay's Dally.
The river is falling considerably. M. A. Flanagan and his next door neigh bors put down new sidewalks to-day. P. .1. Bowen loaded 7,000 pounds of freight for 'I'. C. Power & Bro.'s Reedsfort store yesterday. The streets were q'uite crowded at times to-day and much business was done by every merchant. William Morrow sold the first oats of the season yesterday for .$2.50 per bushel. They were very fine. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Maclay are justly proud over the arrival of a daughter in their famly last week. Congratulations are in order. W. S. Wetzel tc-day received his fall stock of dry goods. lie now has one of the finest and largest stocks in this line in Montana. Gentlemen requiring handsome dress suits, business suits, and underclothing, should see the goods received yesterday by W. S. Wetzel. lhere is :t chance for sonic; enterprising hear hunter to get his work in on a few over in llighwood canyon. A man who plassed through there yesterday reports having seen three line large ones. Th'e y-ung man William Brown, who was recently arrested by I)eputy United I States Marsh:al Beidler for horse stealing, wa\ released yesterday through the efforts (I1' is attorney, Colonel Donnelly. For a city in which a great quantity of litlior is consu..eind lenton certainly takes I tll', palm for quiietiule. Such a thing as a street r:awl is never known and the spirit j of miorality grows stronger every day. lutte ('ity was th-t scene of an attempt ed murder the other day which needsa most thorough investigation. When one sister attempits to mu der another it is I time to (do a job of legal p)unishment that c will put a stop to such unnatural pas- r timnws. '. I". Ilncksen S& Co. make a change in their tadvertisemenr t to-day. Their stock is 1 ,\ow most complete and sales very large. They call attention to the assortment of goods they carry in the advertisement re ferred to, which should be read by every body. t Colonel .J. II. Rice has purchased 1,750 shee1) of Mr. Kirka:ldil. of the South Fork, which will be taken on shares by Malley, Croft & Metcalf, of Wolf creek. i The sheep are from California and, quite I strange 1to relate, have no trace of scab, and have never been dipped. The rifle team from Assinnaboine left I this morning on their way to Ft. Snelling to take part in the department contest. It i was a subject of remark on the street yes terday that a party of better behaved sol- 1 diers never visited Benton. They were noticeable for sobriety and in made many friends. A lR:coal: r4:porter was shown a beauti ful bouquet to-day by W. J. Minar, the druggist, which was culled from the gar den of Mrs. Waterman. A handsomer collection of blossoms could not be found in any portion of the country, and Mrs. Waterman is to be congratulated upon her taste and great success in flower culture. John Geisce brought in to-day the freight left by the steamer Rosebud at C'laggett. There was an immense amount of it and most every business house in the city was unpacking and marking goods this morning. The steamer Black Hills is in the vicinity of Rocky Point, it is un derstood, and her cargo will arrive shortly. The Black Hills will be the last steamer to arrive this season. Tickets to any eastern point can now be purchased, via the Billings stage line and Northern Pacific railway, of T. C. Power & Bro. This is an inovation that will be heartily appreciated by all persons who in tend traveling. First-class through tick ets are now sold as follows: From Fort Benton to St. Paul'or I)Duluth, $69.15; to Chicago, $83; to St. Louis, $87.30; to New York, $106.40. There is much more in ducement to travel now than before the en terprise of T'. C. Power & Bro. led them to introduce the sale of through tickets. 1'. P. Cunningham, the mining engi neer, left this morning for Helena. He returned yesterday from a visit to the Montana district, where he spent some weeks looking over the prospects. His re port is a most gratifying one and endorses those already made of the marvelous rich ness of Montana mines. To a RECORD re porter Mr. Cunningham stated that he was disappointed in not obtaining some property in the district, but would return next year and make another effort. THE REconR hopes he may be successful, as he is a gentleman it is good to have as a neighbor. Pat Fallan came in from his ranch to day with a load of turnips that simply take the cake. One of them weighed eight pounds and it was almost as large as a wa ter pail. The majority of the load were about half that weight, solid to the core and as sweet and palatable as any that ever came under the reporter's eye. Mr.Fallan raised these fine vegetables on land that had never been cultivated before and no irrigating was done during their growth. It has been generally believed that turnips could not be grown in this vicinity, but Pat. Fallan has proven the contrary. Veg etables can be raised here as well as any where, provided the proper care is given them, and Montana will some day prove as good an agricultural State as any in the Union. Joe Meeks, who owns considerable min ing property in the Barker district, Is In the city. Mr. Meeks states that he has ore in his two claims which shows from 10 to 850 ounces in silver, and that the out lo k for much better development is very encouraging. Owing to the presence of bad air in the shaft of the Meeks mine no work can be done at present, but the own er has completed arrangements which will soon relieve him of this difficulty and then the output of the claim will be very large. One specimen from the Meeks lode has been assayed which shcwed $30,000 to the ton, but this was awr y:aree pi: .t I not a criterion. )Ir. M2eeks tapo~rt he Barker dlstrie a:s Isa atate f-pe - proa aperity. If a a1Jw*d W#t trance into the Barker the mines there would astonish the world. As it is, how ever, ore must be of fabulous value to pay for its shipment. The advent of a railroad would make the mine owners in the Bark er independently rich and the road itself would enjoy a large income from the ore shipments. From Saturday's daily. The sidewalk boom still boometh. Main street will soon be able to boast of its sidewalks as well as other portions of the city. Robertson, the baker, expects to put on a bread wagon soon, which will be greatly appreciated by his many customers. Court commences in Meagher county on the 11th inst., and a number of local deci ples of Blackstone will attend. If some genius will invent a compass whose needle shall steadily point toward an item of local news, THE RECORD will guarantee him a fortune in lees than two weeks. George Houk reports that the race track is now in prime condition and ready for any races that may be made. Parties in terested in horses should see that arrange ments are made for races this fall. They would bring money into the city and fur nish a great deal of amusement for every body. Charley Smith and John Forgey left this morning with their mackinaws loaded with freight for Rocky Point and Round Butte. The boys were well supplied with every thing that could tend to make their trip comfortable, and it is presumed their journey will be a safe one. The young men have many friends here who would like to see them come up often. A man named Tucker, residing at Clag get, struck another citizen called "Dutch Henry" with an axe the first of the week. cutting through his hat and causing quite a serious wound. The cause of the trouble is not known. Splendid crops are reported on the Shon kin and Highwood and Messrs. Sullivan and Hirshberg, who returned from their specimen collecting trip yesterday, say they were most agreeably surprised at the yield and quality of the grain in that sec tion. THE RECORD job department is turning out work by the wholesale and in a man ner equalled by no other office in the Ter ritory. A large invoice of letter and note heads, statements and other printing stock was received to-day and will be furnished to the public iat prices that defy competi tion. "You ought to pencil those bricks," re marked one citizen to another the other day, as they were admiring together a new briak building just completed by the latter. "I have," was the quiet response of the sad-eyed property owner, "the whole house was built on credit." The statement made by the Helena Inde pendent and copied into this paper yester day turns out to be utterly false. It is the telegraph line between Fort Ellis and the Capital that is being taken down and not that between Helena and Shaw. As the taking away of the latter line wonld cut off communication with Assinnaboine there could be no such work undertaken with out great detriment to the department. A rumor is current in the city to-day ihat James Wells, a well-known resident of Clagget, and a half-breed had a row the first of this week which might have ter minated fatally. Wells struck the half breed with a rifle, when the latter took it away and was in the act of putting a cartridge into the gun for the purpose of shooting Wells when other parties interfer ed and prevented bloodshed. Mr. Wells' escape from death is said to have been a A rain storm came up about midnight and continued most of the night. The storm was quite severe and very general, extending, it is said, all over this section of the Territory. The streets to-day were very bad and country roads are reported to be impassable in places. During the storm the atmosphere was very chilly, and during the day an overcoat would have been much more appreciated than anything else. No damage to crops has been so far reported, and we presume there was very little if any. The change in at mosphere is-very refreshing, but the mud is far from being appreciated. A rather plainly dressed man, supposed to have been a rancher, went into a saloon early yesterday morning and, after calling for and imbibing a copious concoction of "barbed wire," refused to put up the necessary ducats to satisfy the desireof the handsome bartender. He acted as inde pendent as though he had a mortgage on the house and invited the bartender to come outside and put him out if he wanted to. Then he looked wild and remarked that he thought he could stand about four rounds, (Marquis of Queensbury rules) with a grace equal to his gall. The bar tender is quite accommodating under most circumstances, so he went out and wres tled the rancher a couple of rounds that must have startled him. He knocked the would-be Sullivan down, walked a go-as you-please on his collar, and then threw him bodily into tl e street, where, tocap the clinmax, the fellow was taken sick at the stomach and threw up the drink he had neglected to pay for. There is no doubt in the minds of those whoqwitnessed the affair but that the rancher will leave his gall at home and bring a little money with him the next time he comes in. From Monday's daily. The funeral of Jimmie Broderick took place this afternoon. F. C. Roosevelt has a large assortment of all kinds of furniture. T. C. Power -A Binther -na.&s ment of 68,000 po.nmin of bright their Reedsfort store to-day. The services at thq i.Mti cb yesterday were well atte d the i dience listeaed to mot eiai teermo Dick BrenM, wa ,er l *pr thehootlnglast tS .F. " lY ere er tnm ' the storm. The wisdom of the Council in causing them to be laid was universally commended. Several strangers who intend visiting the Barker and Montana mining districts are in the city to-day. If everything is found satisfactory two, at least, will locate in ene or other of the districts. H. J. Wackerlin has just completed a neat galvanized iron boat which he will useon the river for his own pleasure and amusement. It is a splendid piece of workmanship and reflects credit on the maker. There will be no better exhibits at the Helena fair than that sent up by Benton. The display cannot be beaten anywhere for money, marbles or chalk. This is the coming country, and don't let it slip your mind. Todd had the front of his liquor house painted white last Saturday and it was a great improvement. It must have been so regarded by the flies, at any rate, for they alighted on the house in such quantities that it presented the appearance of a cur rent cake. The public schools opened to-da: and teachers report quite a large attendance. Crowds of briglht-eycd youngsters loaded with books were noticeable on the streets at noon, and they seemed to enjoy the change from rest to school duties, if their laughing faces were any criterion. A son of Captain Nelse, the well-known ranchman, together with a friend named Oliver, rode down and lassoed two large prairie wolves Friday last, so the Captain says, and brought their scalps to this city to-day. The boys must have had pretty good horses and been very expert with the lasso. The steamer just completed by the North western Coal and Navigation Company has made a successful trip to the mouth of Bow river. The Canadian Pacitic will extend its road to the Whoop up Coal Banks at once, the road to be completed by September 1st, 1884. This information is as positive as it is gratifying. It will not be long before Benton will have a rail road after all. Nelse Valleaux, familiarly kn:own as Captain Nelse came in from his ranch on the Teton this morning. He reports that he has harvested 3,000 bushels of grain this season and that some grains of his wheat were almost as large as peas. He is most enthusastic over the Teton coun try as an agriculturial one and says he can raise better grain and vegetables there than anywhere in the world. The increase in his crop over last year, when he raised scarcely enough grain to feed his chickens, is a sufficient guarantee of the fruitfulness of the Teton district. The exhibit taken to Helena this morn ing embraced one hundred samples of mineral and one hundred and fifty of veg etables and grain. Among the latter were a cabbage that weighed thirty pounds, stocks of corn seven feet in height, and samples of grain grown on bench land without irrigation that will attract much attention. The coal, coke and mineral samples were very fine and, as a whole, the exhibit is a splendid one. To Messrs. Sullivan and Hirshberg the people of Choteau county owe a debt of gratitude for its collection that cannot easily be re paid. They have worked most faithfully and deserve a great deal of credit and nraise. Jack Waite, it seems, does not care to I meet Benton's pugilist in public lest the I sualight of publicity should dissolve his doubtfully acquired reputation as a I knocker. He will, however, go Flowers one in private, provided the proper in- f ducements are held out. Whether it be in public or private, when Mr. Waite comes in contact with the iron balls on the end of Jerry's arms he will witness some astronomical disturbances that will f positively startle him. The chances for a fight, however, are not very good Waite ! is now training for his proposed fight with Burns, and not very anxious for a fistic struggle, anyhow. From the Miles City Press it is learned that the delegates from Maiden that were despatched to the National Park to inter cept the President and endeavor to have the order of the Secretary of War recon sidered in regard to the immediate remov al of the settlersof that place have return ed and were successful in having the time extended for one year. This will be a piece of news that will bring joy to many a heart in Meagher county and THE RECORD joins with the many persons interested in Maiden in hoping that the rest of the plans they have laid may, be exally successful. It the people of Maiden are driven from the reservotion a great injustice will be done. At a meeting of the Fire Department Saturday evening it was decided to con solidate the engine and hose companies into one and to thoroughly reorganize the department. Messrs. Cline, McDonald, Holland, Tutt and Fowler were appointed a committee to draft a constitution and by laws for the consolidated companies and arrangements were perfected for a board of delegates, which shall have general su, pervision under the chief and to whom all department matters must be submitted. Chief Cline gave the boys a little "medi cine talk," which was duly appreciated and showed that he is thoroughly acquaint ed with the workings of a department and well able tocantrol the Benton fire laddies. The MacLeod Gazette announces that Lovett and Fenty; two members ot "C" Troop, deserted on Monday night, 13th in stantatand succeeded in effecting their es esi .i t the land of freedom They started at i1 o'lock, and is was not discovered thatthey were.gone until 5 o'clock next rotlng. The id not take police horses, but probably bought eayuses. Sert. Ashe, Corp. Derenzie indi twov constables weatin pursuit as far as the hie, but epiculdnID o sign of them, the country be lag 'epysmoky. Theyt ok a saddle and chaps i t Jarvi who Ibed4b frth ese r a good rid. ods 1' . .sat e... .,ý.. OURIOUUS GRIME. A Murder on Front Street last Night under Peculiar Circnmstances. John Ilracauley, allas '-Joe Bush,ns Shoots and IYortally WoundS John Vizenir with a Target Gun. About midnight Sunday a shooting scrape which will undoubtedly prove to be a murder took place on Front street near Brennan's saloon. The circumstances un der which the shooting took place are very peculiar. A young French Canadian named John Vizenir, commonly known as "Frenchy," went on quite a hurrah yesterday and about the time the shooting took place was considerably under the influence of the ardent. Near midnight he fell in with John Macauley, alias "Joe Bush," and the story of their encounter is thus told by Angus Smith, the principal witness of the affair: "Frenchy,' whom I have known some time casually, met me in front of Dick Brennan's saloon and asked me to go next door to get a cigar. lie was pretty drunk at the time and, after we had secured the cigars, he commenced telling me about his having been with the Texas rangers some years ago. While we were talking 'Joe Bush' came up and, hearing what 'Frenchy' was telling me, said, 'the Tex as rangers killed the best partner I ever had.' 'Frenchy' then said something to him in French which I did not under stand, and immediately started for Bren nan's saloon. While he was gone "Bush" said to mc 'I don't believe he can get the guns.' I did not even comprehend the import of this remark. In a moment or two 'Frenchy' returned with the two guns used in Brennan's shooting gallery, and handing one to 'Bush,' said 'step off ten paces.' 'Bush' smilingly complied and took n position with gun cocked and raised just beyond Brennan's place while 'Frenchy' did the same in front of Dick's door. I took the whole matter as a joke, inasmuch as both men were apparently good natured, but in an instant after the men were in position 'Bush' fired. 'Frenchy' gave a grunt said 'I'm shot', and then took a bead on 'Bush,' firing quickly, but missing 'Bush' entirely. The men then walked together into Bren nan's and laid down the guns. 'Frenchy' said 'I'm shot' again and laid down on a card table in the corner and commenced to bleed terribly. He didn't have anything more to say, but the blood came from his mouth and the wound in great nuantities." The ball fired by 'Bush' entered I Vizenir's left side just above the groin, but k its range and position could not be as- i certained. Physicians were immediately summonld and everything possible done to alleviate the man's condition. He was remove , to a room back of the saloon and i given every attention, but at this writing his life is despaired of, his physician stat ing that the wound is mortal. Owing to the nature of the wound the ball, which remained in his body, could not be probed for. The man's sufferings have been con stantly increasing and before this paper is in the hands of its readers he will undoubt edly be put out of his agony by death. To a RECORD reporter Vizenir stated this morning that when 'Bush' said to him that the Texas rangers had killed his partner he told 'Bush' the rangers were the best shots in the world, and if he had any greivan2e against them he could get satisfaction b-' shooting with him I (Vizenir) at ten paces with Brennan's f guns. He said he was only joking at the time and had no idea 'Bush' would take a gun from him, much less shoot. He al so stated that he did not shoot at 'Bush,' but that the shock of the ball from 'Bush's' gun striking him caused an involuntary jerking of the hand and, having his finger on the trigger of the cocked gun, it was discharged. He thinks the gun was not pointed directly at 'Bush' at the time, as he dropped his aim when hit. He suppos ed 'Bush' was joking the same as himself and was considerably surprised when he received the shot. He was not very bitter in his talk about 'Bush' but thought he should have had sense enough to see it was only a josh. 'Bush' was arrested immediately after the shooting and taken to jail by Constable Finnegan. He made no resistance and had little to say about the affair. A ~ECORD reporter met him just after the examination this afternoon and asked for his version of the affair. "The testimony of Gulick is right," he said. "I thought the whole thing a josh and just pulled down on him for fun, not intending to hit him." An examination was held before Judge Kanouse at 2 o'clock this afternoon, but nothing was done save to take the deposi tion of Wm. Gulick, a teamster who re sides on the Teton. The other witnesses were ordered to appear next Saturday, when the examination will be concluded. Gulick testified as follows: "'Was at Brennan's saloon at the time of the difficulty between Joe and another man, whom I did not know; saw defeud ant at Brennan's. On the night in ques tion as 1 crame down the street in front of Brennan's door I heard a loud talk; it seemed to me that they were making brags about shooting. I heard no angry talk, more than brags about shooting. I beard one of them say ttthe other, 'I'll ,go you a round, ten stepf." The other one says, 'By God, I'll go you.' I saw the man that I got shot go into the house, leaving defend Sant on the street in front of the door. He went in. There were a couple of guns lyingon ate table and cartridges, too. The wounded man loaded the guns and walked to the aoor w;ttbhe two guns.. t He handed defendat one of them and - said, 'Now, by .od, I'1 go $n at len 1 feet,' and they just steepd out;, I do not sw Isno how far4'and tunIooseth the fired Brennan rushed out as if excited and 1 saw him take the gun from one of the fellows and come in with it. Brennan ( says 'Damn it, I didn't think about the guns.' The wounded man came in and said 'he lammed it to me in the stomach' and laid down on the table. He made some signs and I went to him. I pulled up his shirt. He had his hands, I think, on his left side, and I told the boys he was shot. The blood was running. There was a good deal of excitement then and the doctor came. I thought the men were making a plot to shoot at a mark; they were talking loud as drunken men do talk. I thought it strange that they said 'ten steps,' as gallery shooting is further as a rule. I didn't hear either of the men say they were going to shoot one another. I walked into the saloon a little before the wounded man came in and loaded the guns. It seemed to me to be a drunken wrangle. It was dark when the affair oc curred-about midnight." After giving in his testimony Gulick was allowed to go in custody of the constable and will be under the latter's supervision until Saturday. The whole affair seems to have been a drunken duel and is much to be deplored. At 4 o'clock Vizenir's condition was un changed, although little orno hope of his reco very can be entertained. What the Wounded Man Says About tirhe Duel. John Vizenir, the man who was so se verely wounded in the strange affair of Sunday night that his life was yesterday dispaired of, so far recovered to-day as to be able to make a sworn statement before Judge Kanouse, to whose kindness we are indebted for a summary of the testimony. Vizenir states that so far as his recollec tion extends he had no quarrel with Joe, and does not remember that any words passed between them concerning the Tex as Rangers. Has no reason to believe that Joe intended to kill him, or even hurt him. They had always been on friendly terms and there could be no cause for a serious quarrel. Vizenir said that he did not recollect getting the guns or shooting at anybody, but admits that he was very drunk all of Sunday night. lte concluded the statement by saying that he did not wish to have Joe punished severely, if at all. Vizenir is so much better to-day that there are strong hopes of his recovery. He is able to talk quite plainly and though suffering some pain, he seems much more comfortable than anyone had reasons to ex pect he would to-day. He has the sym pathy of all who have visited his room, and it is hoped that he will soon recover. From Tuesday's Daily. Postmaster Flanagan reports to-day that he will have the new postal notes ready for the public in about thirty days. There seems to be a great desire for them among the general public. Stuck & Fisher have purchased the band of California horses brought here by Porter Brothers some days ago, paying therefor in the neighborhood of $15,000. The sale is a very large one. The band of horses purchased of Porter Brothers by Ed. Stack and Hosea Fisher were taken across the river this morning and will be placed on ranges in the Judith Rasin~ and on Wo~lf creek. I The annual meeting of.the Benton Build ing Association took place at the city hall last evening. The report of treasuer Luke showed the association to be in a flourishing condition financially. The two Chinamen arrested for running an opium joint on Front street were given a hearing yesterday. One of them plead guilty and was given five days in jail. The second plead not guilty and, after trial, was released. The company of military, under Lieut. Warwick, which has been at the Coal Banks for some time receiving Govern ment freight, has been ordered to return to Assinnaboine and will leave for that sta tion shortly. The folder prepared to advertise Benton and Choteau county has been distributed. It contains many statements calculated to startle people unacquainted with our re sources, but will do a great deal of good undoubtedly. The brick residence being constructed by C. W. Merrill for H. R. Buck, on Main street, is almost ready for the roof. When comupleted, Mr. Buck will have one of the finest places in the city and must feel just ly proud of it. Mrs. Laura Livingstone, formerly pat tern cutter and forewoman for Madame Demorest in New York, has located in the city and is prepared to do dressm eking in all its branches. Her experience extends over a long period, and her reputation as a modiste is second to none in America. La dies who desire work done in the finest manner and expeditiously should not fail to see Mrs. L. She can be found at I. G. Baker & Co.'s during the day, or at room No. 2 over the First National bank. Some complaints are heard regarding the high grade of the sidewalks on Front street, bnt the grade is intended to accom modate the business houses that will soon take the place of the small frame dwellings on that street. It will be noticed that the grade is even too low for I. G. Baker & Co.'s, THE RECORD and other business f blocks. It is true that a temporary grade for the small buildings might have been established, but this would probably cause unnecessary expense to property holders. The city authorities evidently knew what I they were about when they established the , present grade. t Colonel Delaney has received a letter - from department headquarters asking him, as quartermaster's agent, to receive bids e for removing the bodies from the old Fort Benton cemetery to the plot set apart for. s the military authorities In Riversideeeme I. tory north of town, or to the baral greoad Satlort Shaw. iTh w sesuetary is m . Da moteatte ful place and it is the defre of t rieafl, weii e tpeFe 1 l PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. -H. O. Wareham, of Wolf Creek, was in the city yesterday. -C. W. Price and family returned from Highwood yesterday evening. -Wm. Jones and D. Wareham, are in from the Shonkin, and are registered at the Grand Union. --Max Waterman and his daughter,Miss Maud, left for Helena this morning by private conveyance. Miss Maud goes to Helena to attend school. -E. Peterson took a hunting expedetion yesterday, but captured nothing worth speaking of. It was not his fault, however, as he is a most excellent shot. -Jere Sullivan, Esq., left for Helena this morning with their exhibit from Cho tcau county and contiguous districts. He will put the samples on exhibition in the best manner, and it is the opinion of THE RECORD that a better man could not have been selected for the task. -Charles Edwards, John Jackson, Wm. B. Montgomery, Harry C. Hard and James M. Puel, another rifle team from Assina boine, arrived in the city yesterday and left this morning for Fort Snelling to take part in the department combat. they were quartered at the Grand Union while here and made many friends by their good be havior and social qualities. -Dr. Goodrich returned this morning from a three week's sojourn in the Barker district. He reports everything flourish ing over there and feels much refreshed from his journey. The doctor will enter at once upon his work and those in need of his services will find him as genial and accommodating as of yore at his rooms in the Choteau House. -. Will C. Riddle left this morning for Helena, where he will enter the employ of Clark, Conrad & Curtin, for which firm he worked a number of years. Mr. Rid dle has been with l. J. Wackelin & Co. in this city for two years and has made a host of friends who admire his many ad mirable social and business qualities. They will be very sorry to see him leave us for good. -Joseph Conrad, accompanied by his brother Arthur and sister Alice, will leave in the morning by the Helena coach for the States. Miss Alice will enter a semi nary near St. Louis while Arthur will stop at Faribault, Minnesota, to spend the winter in school. Joe has not been east for some six years and proposes to make a general round of the principal cities. THE RECORD hopes he may enjoy a pleasant journey and return to us the same jolly boy he is now. Coming West. "I have been astonished," said a getle man the other day who was returning east after a visit to Montana, "at the num ber of aristocratic young men that are to be found out in this western country. Some of the best families, not only of thia country, but of England, send their young men out here to engage in cattle raising. The traveler on the railroads between New York and St. Paul and points further west, is continually meeting with men who have left their dudish brothers in the East and have come out here to develop themselves into men." "What effect will this have upon the aristocracy of the country ?" "It will have the effect of improving the race. In England to-day, many aristo cratic families are proud of the physical powers of their men. '1 here has been a tendency in this country for the aristo cratic young men to become effeminate and lazy. The fact that some of them are realizing now that there is something more in this world than walking the streets with a glass stuck in one's eye is encouraging."--.Maudan Pioneer. The Fire Department. The fire department is now in a thor ough state of organization. The engine and hose companies have been consolida ted under the title of Chotean Engine Company, No. 1, and at a meeting last t vening the following officers were elected : Jere Sullivan, President. John C. Tutt, Secretary. C. B. Fowler, Treasurer. T.J. Todd, Foreman. John H. Evans, 1st Assistant Foreman. Peter Macdonald, 2d Assistant Fore man. A constitution and by-laws for the gov ernment of the department were adopted that will give every satisfaction. The hook and ladder compa.-- iý in working order, but needs practice. The foreman of the company should arrange to give his men a drilling at least once a week, as he has full power to do. In conversation with a RECORD reporter this morning, Chief Cline expressed himself highly pleased over the enthusiasm of the men and the hearty spirit of co-operation which they exhibit. He desires the companies to take all the practice possible, and is ready at all times to call a department practice at the ,request of his men. He says Benton will have the "boss" lot of firemen in a very short time. From Thursday's daily. Benton is growing very moral. The courts had no criminal business whatever to-day. Castner and Crawford's teams came in I this morning loaded with coal from the Belt creek mines. Who will be the next to employ a min ister and jump into the sea of matrimony? Do not hesitate, it is fashionable. Hosea Fisher reached Steel's ranch, on the Shonkin, last night with the band of horses he took from here Tuesday. r Work on the Sisters' hospital is pro gressingrapidly. ' Benton will have just cause to be proud of it wrhe fnlahed. r Choteau county is looming up at the fair. It has the finest exhibit, .and Bbb Svau iRs Great Westen e on the sweep stks race yesterday. rs. aWel.b s taken suddenly bePi 'ý i in fom hI John Evans strapped up his three-year old colt in most wonderful manner to-day and turned it loose. The colt has some had habits which must be corrected. Among the passengers on the Helena coach this morning was a slant-eyed Mon golian named Quong. He went to Heiena to visit his brother laundrymen there. The commencement of the district court is anxiously awaited by business men. There will be a large attendance of out side people who will spend much money here. The Shonkin round-up has reached Steel's ranch. Everything is progressing nicely and an extra large number of calves are found. The cattle are in fine condi tion. The party of government engineers now camped at Wenchel's ranch, near Sulphur Springs, will enjoy a good feast to-day. One of the party killed three elk last eve ning. Frank Hunt, who has been in partner ship with Ole Johnson in a ranch at Pine Coulee, has sold his entire interest to Mr. Johnson. The purchase price on Mr. Hunt's, intentions for the future are not known. The cabin which has been a landmark on the corner of Baker and Main streets was torn down to-day under the super vision of Mrs. Lena Murray, the owner. The lot on which it stool, will be left va cant for the present. District Court commences on the fourth Tuesday of this month-the 25th-and a large attendance of interested persons is expected. There are several important cases to come up anid a great many minor legal difficulties will be set right. Sixteen names were on the waybill re ceived with the Helena coach last evening. Of course all of the would-be passengers did not get through, but the incident is worthy of mention, as showing the in creasing business of the stage line. T. C. Power & Brother shipped quite an amount of freight to their Belknap store to-day, and also outfited James Allen, a sheep man from ;the Judith, and Henry McDanald, another dealer in live mutton. There is no complaint of dull times around Power's store. G. W. Crane, clerk of the school beard, turned over the books and papers of the office to Pete Macdonald yesterday, and the latter will handle them for the ensuing year. MIr. Crane has made a most efficient clerk and Mr. Macdonald will follow suit by giving close attention to the duties im posed upon him by his office. Vizenir, the man who was shot by Joe Bush recently, was removed to-day to Lombard's building on St. John street. He presents a very swollen appearance and very little hope of his ultimate recov ery is entertained. A priest wassammon ed this afternoon and the young man has prepared himself to meet death. lie did this on the advice of his physician, who expresses very little hope. About 9 o'clock last evening a wind and rain storm sprang up which startled most people into believing a cyclone had de scended upon us. The wind blew at the rate of forty-five miles an hour for a short time and then the rain fell in torrents for half an hour or more. Pedestrians were driven from the streets and sought their downy couches in short meter. No dam age has been reported and it is presumed none occurred anywhere. The storm was confined to a small scope of territory around Bentcn. A telegram was received by T. F. Healy yesterday from his brother Johnny. The dispatch is dated at Fort Calgary, Septenm ber 2d, and stated that Mr, IHealy would leave for Winnipeg on the 3d. lie reports his party as very jubilant over their prow pects and states that there is no doubt but what they have each struck a bonanza. Mr. I [ealy is expected to arrive in Benton next week, where he will be heartily wel comed by a large circle of friends. No one will rejoice over his great luck in the mines more than THE RECORD, nor will anyone givehim a more hearty welcome on his return. While the call for tlheltiremen's meeting was bieing rung last evening the rope be came detached and fell down, but was put in place again to-day. Some plan should be conjured up by which a callcan be rung which does not sound like ageneral alarm. A great many persons were led to believe there was a fire in reality when the rat tling of the bell commenced last evening and a few very choice and expressive epi thets were heard from the deluded victims. If some plan is not hit upon there may be another illustration of the celebrated "wolf" story one of these days. iEsop Revised. A dog and a rooster who worked the Damon and Pythias racket were traveling together one summer, and finding no way side inn en route wherein to rest at night, took up their abode on the soft side of a tree. The fowl flew readily to a leafy branch near the top, but the dog remark ed that "it was a heathen climb up there," lay down on a root and slept the sleep of a democrat. At early dawn the rooster waked and tooted his calliope as only a rooster can. By his noise, which indeed was louder than the bark of the dog-or the tree for that matter-he attracted the attention of a fox, who was in search of his morning meal, and who viewed with delight the prospect of rooster on toast. "Ah, my pretty bird," said he, "how useful you are. Will you not come down and live with me, and be my oway little alarm clock? Come down; it is raining; you'll get wet-"-, "Does it rain hard ?" smiled the fowl. "'Don't move," said the fox. "A bird that will make such tough puns must, act cording to the proverb, .tough from the r tough,' be unfit for my patposes. Why, SIbellieve that you araot oug that ift e weie.a hen you'd lay bardb You're a-" _ jj* tom i iltý '