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From FriJay's Dally.
The fire department should give a ball. A boom in the news market would be appreciated. .oe Kilpp's 1)ull teams came in this morning from the Marias Mills with side wa!k lumber of all kinds for I. G. Baker & Co. John Castner loaded his teams with 25, 000 pounds of merchandise at Murphy, Maclay & Co.'s this morning and will haul it to Pittsburg. John M ullan was released from jail this morning, after serving a short sen tence. There are now no city prisoners in the county bastile. A bevy of young ladies arrayed them selves in bathing suits and took a swim in the river below town last evening. Their hilarious laughter could be heard a block. There was a chilliness in the atmosphere this morning that made the average citi zen look regretfully around for his sum mer's wages, and the heart of the dealer in overcoats waxed exceedingly glad. The party at Embleton's last night was such an enjoyable affair that others of a like nature will be arranged by the societ3 young people. There is a promise of a season of rare amusements this winter. The condition of Vizenir, the victim of Joe Bush's skill with the gun, is much better this afternoon. There is less swell ing of the body than yesterday and his pulse and breathing are much better. It is impossible, of course, to say whether he will recover or not, hbut the chances of his ultimately coming around seem very good just now. William Blevins brought in the first wa ternielons of the season thls morning. They were raised on his. ranch at the mouth of the IIighwood, and were very luscious. I'rices ranged from twenty-five cents to $1.50, and sales were quite rapid. It was the general opinion among those who saw the load that finer melons have never been seen in Fort Benton. This is another bit of testimony in favor of the agricultural ujlcriority of Montana ovel her sister ter ritories. Those persons who find fault with the lire 1)ell will rejoice with THE RECORD that a new and improved plan for calling out the firemen has been discovered. It is 1iroposed by a prominent citizen to run M1urdphy, Maelay & Co.'s delivery wagen up the street when a fire is discovered and the aforesaid p. c. offers to wager a hun dred dollars against a Piegan Indian (fear ful odds) that every man, woman and child in the city will turn out pell mell and break for the river in alarm. A more noisy vehicle was never driven in Fort Benton. I),,utrieuille, the barber, is putting up mnammloth advertising signs for Benton business houses in his shop in the Grand Union hotel. The walls and ceiling are tobe entirely covered. This is an unique and attractive way to advertise, and many merchants will hang out their banners on the inward, instead of outward, walls. Mr. I)eutrie.ille proposes to keep his shop as t sible. IIis soft water baths are a feature worthy of particular mention and one is sure of obtaining a clean shave and stylish hair cut at all times. A number of persons have requested THEn RECOiI to agitate the question of putting a second story on the engine house 4 now beitng built, to be fitted up as a city hall. It is rather late in the day to think of dloing such a thing. The walls that are now going up are too light to support a second story and I the plns would have to be consider ably altered if the task was undertaken. It would cost $1,000 to increase the thick ness of the present walls and put a second story on the building and it is a question whether the tax payers would be willing to invest that amount in addition to the $1,750 already appropriated. It is true there would be a saving in rent and some other advantages to be gained, but it is doubtful if it would be a wise measure to invest any more money in city build ings just now. FrOm Saturday's daily. The steamer Emily arrived at the Ma rias yesterday. The weather just now is simply superb. Montana climate takes the cake. The large number of people on the streets to-day was perfectly startling. H. J. Wackerlin's new boat is a verit able "daisy," and he feels justly proudof it. Joe Kipp's teams left this afternoon for Ft. Conrad, loaded with goods from I. G. Baker & Co.'s. There are one hundred tons of military freight at Bismarck awaiting shipment to Fort Assinnaboine. The new engine house is being pushed ahead very rapidly and will be completed inside of two weeks. If somebody doesn't commit a crime of some kind the newspapers will starve to death, so far as news is concerned. Money is scarce all over the union just now and Benton merchants should not complain. There is a better time coming. John Burd loaded a large amount of freight at I. G. Baker & Co.'s this morn ing for Hamilton & Hazlett, Old Agency. T. J. Todd put down a new walk in front of his liquor house to-day. Front street is now finely fixed in the matter of side walks. The ending of the round-up is anxiously awaited by the business men of Benton. The cowboy and his money will be gladly welcomed. John Evans is treating the patrons of his saloon to excellent music every even ing and the dulcet strains of violin and Tarp are highly enjoyed. A. J. Davidson expects to have hisitook *either sold or removed by October let. The building he is in has not yet been rented, but several parties are after it. There arse number of quite tImptant cases to come before the district Outt, which commenOs le U0*argg rattendan ce ofo utidpe joiaI R be <. SSister Bertha and Sister Mary Bernard, were in the city yestetday, and went to Fort Assinaboine this morning. They are on a collecting tour and are meeting with considerable success. As the city schools are very much crowded, action will be taken at once to relieve the heavy burdens imposed upon the teachers, and an addition will be made to the number of instructors. W. J. Minar, the druggest, is a great lover of flowers and his store is always handsomely ornamented with choice buds and blossoms. He has some very fine plants and is justly proud of them. M. A. Flanagan has just opened a large stock of lamps and chandeliers which must attract a great deal of attention. A more beautiful lot has never been seen in Ben ton. Notice them as you go for you mail. F. W. Bucksen & Co., will soon display a new sign in shape of a large boot. It's a daisy and will astonish the natives. Will Kelly will explain the internal mechanism of the mammoth adyertiser when it is once in place. City Engineer Griffith has purchased of Joseph Sullivan a fine saddle and briule and will be able to ride with ease and put on a great deal of style hereafter. Most of Benton's enterprising young men will follow Mr. Griffith's example. A new stone door step was put in the First National Bank to-day. Owing to the extreme heft of its deposits the bank's former stepping stone beeame so badly demoralized that it was necessary to re place it-hence the work to-day. A rather nicely dressed man who was as tight as the money market made himself so very promiscuous on the streets last evening that he had a very narrow escape from landing in the bastile. He ought to have been run in on general principles. The surveying party under charge of J. C. Hudnutt will soon be removed to Pop lar Creek, where there is considerable work to be done, and then return to Harwood Lakes. The party will remain at Har wood until snow flies, unless something interferes. Business men should remember that there is an ordinance against piling pack ing boxes on the sidewalks or gutters. The city marshal will soon be on the trail of all who violate the provisions of this local law and there will be some fun made for somebody. Plenty of geese and ducks can be found l' at Harwood lakes. This is a reliable "pointer" for local sportsmen and they tl should take advantage of it. One man be- o longing to a surveying party camped near L by killed three large geese yesterday with IS a revolver. e: Ladies desiring dressmaking should not tL fail to call upon Mrs. Livingston, room ti No. 2, over the First National Bank. The si lady guarantees the most perfect satisfac tion and reasonable prices. Benton has % long needed a first-class dressmaker and h Mrs. Livingston fills the bill exactly. o The colored man, Bell, whose peculiar r mistake in ttking an_oavrrlaseo lo. tn fi :,--L. ' uonurr , vres-wasn removed a ,o-day to the building just back of Gilk- l erson & Burge's sal.on, which is occupied fr by Vizenir, the man wounded by Joe a Bush. Bell is in a very precarious condi- W tion. Marshal Healy was on the war path to- si day after business houses having signs ex- hi tending across the sidewalk. They must it be removed at once or trouble will follow. h' Appropos of this is the fact that persons P whose property extends into the street ti must remove the same at once or run the B risk of indictment by the grand jury. The n' edict of the city fathers has gone forth and to must be obeyed. st Jack Comegys is a peculiar man. He persisted in emulating the example of the al festive cowbow yesterday by driving his team on the sidewalk and making himself bi generally numerous. Constable Finnegan yanked him into the cooler for his fun and he settled the matter in the police court this morning. H. J. Wackerlin has finished a set of speaking trumpets for the several foremen i of the fire department which reflect great ti credit upon the skill of his workmen. The trumpets are as well made as any ever b, manufactured. The metal of which they are made is copper and, not only do they ol look nice, but will be far more serviceable TI than the ones ordinarily purchased. It would be interesting to find some article p that cannot be manufactured in Mr. Wack- lij erlin's shop, and in a most superior man- m ner. Crptain Durage, in charge of the Gov ernment river work at this point, says that he will have the river channel in fine con- ct dition before the end of the next boating b season. The steamer Emily will remain o' here and work as rapidly as possible, w while a dredge boat will be constructed to this winter to enable the Captain to do su away with the Shonkin and other bars. no The work will be prosecuted as rapidly as ja possible and, under Captain Durage's di- to rection, will be done in a substantial and BI permanent manner. vs Some enterprising man can do a good CU thing by sinking an artesian well on the Ccu bench about town, where irrigation only m is necessary to make the land valuable. w As in Colorado, artesian wells may be the of very thing necessary to settle the matter jO of Irrigation. A practical experiment J ought to be made, at any rate, and, if the result is satisfactory, the profit to this city U will be immense. Land that is now almo th valueless will become as productive as any in the world. Every bushel of grain or pound of vegetables raie. j...near iadn will finda ready marito ,r and itiO ertainly worth while to spend a fw dol iora in experimenting i the atean well asa means ofwatt1n i *n Sl or sobe years, and they redly were tilte came b'er the qptrit o( a nhar'# <t e Igh ha ird, From Monday's daily. t, to The arrival of the Emily caused quite a are ripple of excitement. dith D. G. Browne's teams came in to-day loaded with coal from Millard's. ich Miss Coffin was on the Helena coach to this morning. She is going East. pon E. T. Tuttle, G. W. Barrow and Ole Tharison are from the Judith and quarter ed at the Grand Uuion. Robert Blankenbaker, a prominent ays sheepman, came in from his ranch at Sand ids es Coulee yesterday. Judge Tattan returned Saturday from a visit to his father-in-law in the country. ge He reports crops good and the outlook splendid. >re ;n- Sim John, an idolater from the Flowery ail. Kingdom, was a passenger on the Helena lay coach this morning. He probably went t's down to look after washing. ill We are in receipt of the "Illustrated sm Year Book," published by Jenkins & ice Thomas, an excellent book filled with fine engravings and the most valuable sta of tistics. ale Messrs. Kelly, Peterson, Stewart, and ut Early, returned Saturday from a pleasure )st trip to Great Falls. They report a splen ill did time and look much betterfor the exer cise they had. he Wi Rt, Johnson who has been with one to of Nelson's parties surveying Indian re i's servationsin the north, is in the city. He Ily is the guest of his old time friend Peter e Macdonald, and will remain some days. The fire department had a splendid as practice Saturday evening and the work elf done showed only too plainly that the boys ist will soon become very proficient in hand pe ling the apparatus. There is plenty of good to material in the department and it only re quires practice to make it of great value. J. D. G. Browne, one of the most promis p- ingyoung men in Montana, came in from rk the hay fields Saturday, where he has a >d Government contract nearly completed. r- Mr. Browne will have a load of forty tons g of coal from Millard's Belt Creek mines in to-day, which he proposes to dispose of at at a very low figure. k- Choteau county has contracted for coal he for the coming cold weather at one dollar ill per ton less than any private party can al buy it. Why is this thus? The county or only uses fifteen tons during the winter and there are firms in town that use at id least three times that amount. le Dressmaking is an art and masters of ;v the hidden mysteries of the manufacture t e- of female apparel are very few. Mrs. t ar Livingstone, room No. 2 over the First ;h National Bank, has had twenty years' experience and comes as near knowing all )t the secrets of the profession as any one in m the west. Ladies desiring good work t 1e should not fail to call. Rufus Payne came in from his ranch on Willow Creek yesterday because, to use his own expression, he broke the handle of his buggy, and had to have the vehicle repaired. He reports his crops as looking finely and is very enthusiastic over the outgooK for outiness this iall. lie made his headquarters during the evening in front of the Oveiland, where he regaled a considerable (and considerate) audience with remeniscences of "ye olden time." Reuben Godfrey came in to-day from As sinaboine with the 13 horses stolen from him some days ago. Mr. Godfrey thinks it is pretty hard luck to have the same horses stolen twice in a month and pro poses to make it exceedingly warm for the thieves if they can be found. The man Harris, who is supposed to have taken the horses the first time, will be given a trial to-morrow and, if possible, be made to suffer for his alleged cri.ues. The Godfrey brothers are on the warpath and men who are in the habit of making mashes on their neighbors' horses and taking them away had better give the gentleman a wide berth. Jailor Caldwell was complaining to-day because he cannot have a physician pro vided when his prisoners are taken sick unless at his own expense. To-day, Mr. Caldwell states, Thomas Williams, a city prisoner, was taken violently ill and for a time his case appeared to be a most des perate one. He went to all the city officers but none seemed to have authority to em ploy a physician and the prisoner was obliged to get along as best he could. There certainly should be some means provided to furnish medical aid to city prisoners in the jail and it would be a re ligious act for the council to look into the matter. The Bush Case the preliminary hearing of Joe Bush, charged with attempted murder, came up betore Judge Kanouse this forenoon at 10 o'clock. Bush, by advice of his counsel, waived examination and was bound over to await the action of the grand jury in the sum of $500. Failing to procure the necessary bond Bush was committed to jail. There is considerable speculation as to what punishment can be inflicted upon Bush, even should Vizenir die. The pre vailing impression is that the peculi ar cir cumstances under which the shooting oc curred, the previous friendship of the two men and Vizenir's exoneration of Bush, will have the effect of securing the release of the prisoner immediately upon the ad journment of the grand jury. From Tuesday's Daily. Dan Thomas and wife were at the Grand Union yesterday. Mr. Thomas is one of the leading iheep men of this section. I6w about that fall races? Is anyone looking after the matter of having Ben .n added to the I)elena and Butte City oitrouelt? Wiltism Rowe came in from his ranch Si Spring creek this morning.: He has ished tbiresting and reports splendid retults. Mr. RBowe one of the most en teaprIlp g noftbi peo4*a the only p~lt te be found wL ishat hbe doesn't lpm u latee ap often enough. .o h*wafortiia a salfo `a syon 4½ be friends of the railroad magnate to whom we look for railroad developments in this vicinity. It has been suggested by a prominent business man that, owing to the low prices of grain and the ease with which stock can be wintered here, the graders now at work on the Canadian Pacific road should come to Benton to winter. Grain can be pur chased on ther anches near the city at a cent a pound and plenty of range can be found for stock. It would be much cheaper for the graders to come here than to go to Winnipeg and if they will consult their own interests they will do so. There is no portion of the northwest so good for I stock as the country near this city, and the fact is becoming very generally known. I. G. Baker & Co. commenced to-day to drive the $100,000 worth of steers recently purchased by them of Con Kohrs, from Sun river to Fort Macleod to fill their government contracts. This is the third drive the firm has made this season and another will be started some time in October. I. G. Baker & Co. have purchased over $400,000 worth of cat tle this year and in addition have 15,000 head on the Marias. These figures will be perfectly astounding to the average read er, but they are only in proportion to the other business done by this mammoth firm. The cattle in question are in fine condition and would bring good prices in any market. Mayor Conrad received a dispatch to-day from A. B. Iamilton, of Hamilton & Haz lett, Old Agency, who is at Fort Calgary with Johnny Healy and the other local parties interested in the mines up there. The dispatch is dated at Fort Calgary yes terday and says the boys have struck it rich-much more so than they had antici pated. Mr. Hamilton will leave Fort Cal gary to-morrow for home and will arrive here as soon as possible. The news con rained in the dispatch will be received with much joy by hundreds of people in this vicinity who are friends of Mr. HIam ilton, Mr. Hlealy and the other interested parties. These men have worked hard to develop their property in the north and deserve all the success they may meet with. Mr. Turner, the well-known cattle man on the Marias, tells THE RECORD a cir cumstance that is somewhat interesting. tie says that owing to a lack of rain the grass in his vicinity dried up completely, as he supposed, and had every appearance of being dead. It remained in this state for a week or more, when a rain came up that lasted some time. The next morning the grass which was supposed to be dead presented( as fresh and green an appear ance as at any time during the season. Mr. Turner regards this as a curious thing and says he had heard of such changes taking place but never witnessed it before. Montana grass is the best in the world for grazing purposes and the incident men tioned by Mr. Turner is only another il lustration of its rare qualities. To-day Mr. W. R. Johnson, who was at one time a sergeant in the mounted police, presented a RECORD reDOrtr wits .- h..h tograph of the noted Charley Allen, alias Dr. Stewart and Lord Cantire, the man who worked himself into the good graces of Senator Chaffee's daughter sufficiently to marry her, and whose divorce was re cently published. A more unpreposses sing countenance can scarcely be imagin ed and any woman who wouldn't choose a -aboon for a husband in preference to this ungainly specimen of humanity would be, as Bill Nye would say, "plumb out of taste." The portrait mentioned will be preserved in THE RECORD gallery for the express purpose of scaring delinquent subscribers. Even bogus lords can be put to use some times and the idiotic features of Lord Cantire will be made to do good work in THE RECORD office. THE RECORD has been asked to tell what the term horse power signifies what a horse power is. .The pow er of a single horse or its equivalent power, will raise 33,000 pounds advoidu poise one foot high per minute. As ap plied to steam engines, it refers to the weight they are capable of raising to a given height in a given time. It has been proven by experiment that the heat ex pended in the vaporization of thirty-four pounds of water per hour will develop a force equal to 33,000 pounds; and as it takes about four pounds of coal per hour to vaporize that quantity of water, it fol lows that the heat developed by the burn ing of four pounds of coal per hour, vapor izing during that time thirty-four pounds of water, develops the same amount of force as that exercised by the average horse exerting his full strength at any or dlinary work. Sabe? From Wednesday'spaily. W. Steele, of Sun River, is in the city. Kleber, of the Arcade, is expecting fresh oysters. Lookout for them. Keep the coming school election in mind. There is need of your vote. John Largen t, of Sun River, returned home from a busie.ss trip to Helena yesterday. F. W. Bucksejn & Co, have put up a large sign in shape of a boot. It is the most aesthetic sign on record. Ladies should bear in mind that Mrs. Livingstone is the most experienced dress maker in the west. Call at room.No. 2, over First National bank, and examine her work. Uncle Billy Rowles, as he is familiarly called, left for Sun river to-day loaded with provisions. It's a cold day when Mr Rowles cant-rustle up work enough to keep him busy and he makes, his weekly trips to Benton very profitable. 'o-day Constable Finnigan, in con:pli anee wittorders, notified Joseph Sullivan, Buckseas & Co. and other business houses on Front street totake dqwn their signs. The cityfatherst ret de ed to have a clear street it the heavePs fall. A. J. Vance has reo the Twenty lie Springs tation. Ie -:'7 Miss Kearney, who has been in the city some time on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Wm. Hunt, left this morning for Helena on her way home to New York. Miss Kearney's many friends are sorry to see her leave and it is to be hoped she may return to Benton at an early day. Walter Burke, superintendent of the Benton and Billings Stage Line, is in town. Mr. Burke pays Benton periodical visits, and his friends are always glad to see him. He leaves on Friday morning for Billings, taking with him a supply of fine printing from THE RECORD job de partment. The steamer Emily loaded a supply of fuel this morning and pulled out about noon for Kipps' where she will do some work and then go down to Sioux City. The Emily has done good work this season, but will do far more next year toward making the upper Missouri splendid boating ground. George Wackerlin and James Schultz went up to Sun River last evening to put a roof on Dyas & Murray's new building. That they will do a most excellent piece of work is taken for granted, as the boys are splendid workmen and H. J. Wackerlin & Co., will permit no poor material to go out of their shop. Mr. Geo. L. Overfield, who has been east for several weeks purchasing dry goods for I. G. Baker & Co., returned last evening. Mr. Overfield, while east, purchased the most complete stock of dry goods ever brought to Benton. His trip, aside from his business, was a most enjoyable one. He returns to Benton less rotund than be fore he left, which his friends attribute to hard work. To-day is the anniversary of the battle of North Point, which occurred near Bal tiunore in 1813. This was one of the most memorable actions of the war of 1812, and its anniversary is always celebrated in Maryland. It was at the time mentioned that General Ross, a British general, was waylaid and shot by two boys, Wells and McComas, whose lives were taken at once by Robs' friends. Judge Tattan is justly proud of a field of corn raised on Mr. Sifried's farm from seed sent the Judge by Major Maginnis, from the agricultural bureau in Washington. The corn is called the Weber and grows very finely in this section. The stocks in some instances reach the enormous height of eight feet, have seven ears to the stock and the grain contains far more nutritious matter than the ordinary article. An other good feature is that the corn matures earlier than the common kind. The field planted by Judge Tattan was seeded one month later than usual, but is now ripen ing very rapidly and will be ready for shocking before frost comes. Farmers who are interested in getting the best varieties of seed should interview Judge Tattan, who will be pleased to give such information concerning the Weber corn as he possesses. In conversation with a RECORD reporter to-day, County Assessor Kennerly stated tnat the incre se tn agrnctunLurar pruutvct has so satisfied the farmers of this vicinity that a meeting is proposed-to be held in Benton shortly-for the purpose of organ izing a fair association. The subject of forming such an organization has been frequently agitated by this paper, and THE RECORD is most happy to note the interest manifested by the agriculturistsof Choteau county in the matter. Nothing can give a county such thorough advertising as a fair, ,nd Choteau county should not be behind the age. We have resources here which no other section of Montana can show-resources which will open the eyes of all new comers if properly dis played-and an exhibition of our products once a year will show these resources far better than anything else. The exhibition of Choteau county products at the Territo rial fair did more to advertise this district than anything that has been done for years and if the farmers and business men will give the matter their attention, a similar advertisement can be arranged right here at home. It is suggested that a meeting. be held during Court, at which time all the representative farmers will be in the city, and THE RECORD can be depended on to boom the project as much as possible. From Thursday's daily. J. Weatherwax's train came in to-day, loaded with lumber for the court house. T. C. Power & Brother's genial busi ness representative at Lavina, Mr. N. C. Smith, is in the city. L. F. Roberts, of. THE BENTON RECORD, who is in town, paid us a pleasant call this morning.-Billings Herald. J. P. Storey, signal service inspector for this district, came in yesterday and left this morning for Helena. Jack Pearson and Lute Davis, of High wood, were in yesterday, and made their' headquarters at the Grand Union. Attention is called to the article from the Mineral Argus, in another column. It shows what outside people think of Ben ton. The walls of the engine house are nearly completed. The building will not be very attractive, but will be a inost substantial one. Joseph Hirshberg, Esq., one of the com thissioners of this county to the Territo rial fair, returned home yesterday after noon. W. S. Wetzel, wife and children, arriv ed home from Helena last evening. They enjoyed a splendid time during their visit to the capital. Vizenir, the mani shot by JOe Bushi, has been resting moreeasily fora sday or two, but his exact conditiboi Ecainaot as yet be told. There are verystrong hopes of his recovery, howevet. Mr. U.,`. n argnardt, ;up eria n. det of the Ohendenin Mniang and Smt&ng com e*oVf large` trM tof bulon from l re i ae In the fiscal year ending June, 1893, the entries of government land in Montana covered 407,000 acres, and during the same the Northern Pacific sold 246,000 acres, making a total of 653,000 acres taken up in this territory during that period. Messrs. Higgins & Ayers, of the Pro duce Market, went out to-day on a fishing excursion. They propose to keep their customers supplied with fish if they have to do the catching themselves. Lovers of good trout can probably find just what they want at the market to-morrow. Charley Kendell, the expressman, has turned chiropodist. lie has invented a cure for corns that is perfectly marvelous in its results. If a man submits to one of his operations he goes forth at once and in the hilariousness of his joy steals his own shirt. Mr. Kendall should be consult ed personally as to the particulars. It is understood that two enterprising citizens of Benton are in consultation with parties in Helena on the subject of build ing a telephone line between the two cities. The distance is not so far but what the task might be successfully accom plished, but it is a question if it will ever be undertaken, for the present, at least. Attention is called to the notice of the closing out sale of Robert Pfaendtner. Mr. Pfaendtner has other interests which require his attention, and in consequence will abandon his business here. His goods will be sold at absolute cost and parties desiring to purchase will do well to give him a call. Bob Bell, the colored man who took an overdose of Croton oil some days ago, was on the streets to-day for the first time since taken ill. It is almost miraculous that he should have lived more than an hour or two, but he seems good for several years yet. It is safe to say, however, that he will use more care in the future when ad ministering medicine. W. S. Wetzel, chairman of the board of county commissioners, spent some time in signing county warrants to-day, which will be used in payment of the claims al lowed at the last meeting of the board. As Mr. Wetzel has been out of the city for some days the signing of the warrants was necessarily delayed, but no one has been seriously inconvenienced. Mattie DeVere, a frail beauty who boards with Millie Kelly, on St. John street, swore out a writ of attachment be fore Judge Kanouse to-day against the trunk of Bessie Racky, another belle of the denti monde residing at the Palace. Mattie's claim was $40, which was prompt ly liquidated by the defendant and both parties are probably satisfied. J. J. Kennedy, proprietor of the Centre market, has telegraphed that he will reach Benton next Tuesday, wind and weather permitting. The tone of his dispatch leaves a lingering suspicion in the minds of his friends that a Mrs. Kennedy accom panies him-one ot the belles of Illinois. If such is the case there will be a shower of congratulations awaiting the happy pair upon their arrival. vI 11i1 n.ei., WitH nusenl t;o., tlnKls its pretty tough that he can't hang one of his boots out in the sun to get warped into the shape of his foot without the city au thorities making him take it in. He swears on a stack of bibles that he did not intend to eclipse the sun, nor to obstruct the sidewalk, and laments his sad luck in a sorrowful wail that would do gredit to a banshee. Father Guidi, Judge Tattan, Johnny Murphy, Joseph Sullivan and others, went out this afternoon to intercept the Helena stage, and returned with Bishop Brondel, the first Bishop of Montana. The Bishop seemed much pleased with the reception accorded him, as also with the country passed through on the journey here. He will speak next Sunday at the cathedral and will be greeted by a large audience. All the prominent business firms of Bil lings have ordered advertisements in THE RECORD, and they will appear to-morrow or next day. Billings merchants are too shrewd not to see the advautage of adver tising in this section and, as their houses are in all cases most substantial ones, much trade will result from their enter prise in bringing their names prominently before the people of Choteau county through THE RECORD, the best advertising medium in the Northwest. Farmers should make a note of the meeting to be held at the city hall on the 29th, as announced in ''HE RECORD yes terday. The project of electing a mill at this point is a most important one and the only thing necessary to insure the success of the undertaking is the co-operation of the producers of this section. Every in terested party should keep the proposed meeting in mind and attend with a deter mination to see the matter through. The Territorial press is loud in its praise ot the exhibit made by Choteau county at the Territorial fair. Judging from the tone of THE RECORD'S exchanges other counties will follow suit next year and the exhibit at Helena will be a most astonish ing one. All Montana needs is advertis ing and if a proper spirit is shown by the different countiesit i will soon become the bestknown of all the Territories. The re sources are here and the outside world should know it. Says the Billings Herald: "J. R. Finch who accompanied the Villard excursion to Graycliffe for the purpose of photograph ing the most prominent Indians who took part in the Sun dance has received since his return to Billings an order from Presi dent Villard for 800 of the photographs taken, and has also been requested to send a proof to Frank Leslie's Illustrated News paper. So we shall see that scene in the next lssueof that p9per as well as the street scene i-Billings which was sketched by t~he artist when here." W. O. Yard, who has been t four yearsasuwe sulrestwaurateur i tbaity, baa disgoseoft hlaisnterestlihe Arcade restaurntand taken ap rp with othi open day and night, in order to accommo date all classes ot trade. All the luxu ries of the season can be had at all times, and every attention will be paid to the comfort of the patrons of the house. On the way bill received with yester day's Helena coach appeared the follow ing names: John Largent, J. R. Wilton, Geo. Overfield, Mrs. Stevens, Miss Stev ens, H. P. Davis, W. Steele, E. J. David son, George Hump, W. Birthe, Miss E. Pirling, Mr. Bennett, Reverend Mills, Jere Sullivan and Jos. Hirshberg. The passengers were distributed along the road as usual, the latter two gentmen stop ping at Sun River until to-day, when they will return home. Several loads of cholera morbus con densed into watermelons arrived to-day from surrounding ranches. The price is about as high as the ambition of the am bitious cultivators who brought them in. Other wagons containing squashes, etc., were noticed on the street, all of whom seemed to meet with ready sale at good prices. Montana vegetables possess a flavor that is superior to any raised in the west, as a trial will convince anyone who buys them. More vegetables have been raised this year than during any pre vious season and it will not be necessary to send out of the Territory for anything in the way of "garden sass" hereafter. The prospects for an immigration boom in Montana next spring are very promis ing. One prominent citizen has received a note from his old home in the States which announces that at least ten families will leave for the northwest early in the spring, taking in Montana thoroughly. As a majority of this number are in good cir cumstances financially, and enterprising as well, they will be of great benefit to the community in which they locate and THE RECORD hopes they may be induced by the superiority of Montana soil and climate to settle in the vicinity of Benton. There is a fortune in store for everyone who set tles here next year. FORT MIACLEOU. [From the Macleod Gazette.J Plenty of buffalo in the Sweet Grass hills. The Police had a ball on the 24th ult. Supper at Camoose's, and everything lovely. Mr. Stavely Hill arrived at the Oxley ranch with his partry of English ladies and gentlemen. It so happened that the mails from the north, south, east and west were due and arrived on Saturday. Sergt. W. Wilson arrived from Calgary on Friday with the Indian treaty money. Hle returned on Sunday. Scotch Bill was set afoot for his horses on his last trip. They were run off by thieves the night he met the other coach. Large parties of railroad men have been passing through here en route to Montana, having finished their work on the Cana dian Pacific line. Townspeople and ranchers would do well to keep n e.a oan their h.nr. Wa believe that there are some characters in the country only awaiting an opportunity to run off a band of horses. Hon. F. D. Cooper, representative in the Montana Legislature, and one of Sun River's biggest sheep owners, is Inspect ing this district. Ile went to Calgary on Saturday. His Lordship the Bishop left for the north, via Calgary, last week. He is very favorably impressed with what he de scribes as the beautiful Macleod country. Sir John Waldrand, accompanied by Dr. McEachran, arrived at Macleod on Thursday last. He went to visit the Wal rand ranch on the North Fork the next day. We had the pleasure of showing Sir John the sample of oats mentioned else where. Smiler received quite an innovation when he arrived. Hats were waved, cheers were given, and the inevitable "mail" resounded on the air. Smiler acknowl edged the salute on bowing to the crowd in his usual dignified manner. Every one is pleased to see him back. Messrs. A. ii. Ileney and F. Pace re turned from Stand Off last week, bringing samples of oats, grown on Belly river, also some onions and cauliflower. The grain measured five feet three inches in height, is well headed out, and as fine as could be grown anywhere. D. J. Cochrane there has a splendid crop of oats and roots, and the old Fred. Wachter place is up to the old standard. All the ranchers are harvesting their crops, and many are ready for the thresh ing. In spite of the many drawbacks this season, dry weather, frost and the croak ers, the yield is going to be an especially good one. The country is big, and we can not expect that every ranch in the country will always be equally fortunate. In ev ery country there are always localities which are better some years than others, and this country is no exception, though we have not heard of a total failure where ordinary care waercised and anything approaching to fa done. An AOIdoent. A party of Benton people went out to the Falls Tuesday morning, returning last night minus a valuable horse. It seems that the animal in question-a $600 mare belonging to Harris & Lewis-was not well when the party left Benton and gradually grew weaker until last night about 10 o'clock, just as the party reached Discovery Butte, the animal fell to the ground exhausted. She was unharnessed and made as comfortable as possible while the party made their way into the city, drawing the carriage with a single horse. On man remained with the sick animal from 10 o'clock until 1, wheri a party rorn the stable cameout and brought himi i The horse was given medicine but in course of a few hour, gave up the ghost, while coming down Benton INi to. smed town. The s r who drove her clait that no fasjist ¶ was edene and e ooltivel$* toete 4Erai~·~r a: