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CITY AIND VICINITY.
From Frilay's Dally. The weather is beautiful. Northern Montana can boast the best climate in the world. W. S. Wetzel shipped a large bill of goods to August Nagle, at Eagle Rock, yesterday. A hand of 2,300 sheep were crossed on the upper ferry yesterday. They are the property of P .ris Gibson. There was quite a heavy frost in places on the Teton last night, although no par ticular d;amlge has been reported. Clinton, Morrison and Cleary loaded a lare, amount of frelghr for the Judith at Mtrptjy, Maclay & Co.'s this m-aning. E K. Fi'zuerald, who loaded heavily at Murphy, Maclay & Co.'s last evening, left this morning for the Judith and adjacent country. W. C. Shaw, who was at one time fore man in 'l'ts RxcoRD office and afterward City Editor of the Helena Herald, is now city Editor of the Hamilton (Canada) Free man. Francis Mills, proprietor of the hotel be- , low the Collar mine, at Maiden, is busy a hauling lumber from Dexter's mill to eree ce a private residence just below his hotel. The house will be a one and eno-bh. 1 story, containtg six rooms. Saturday evening next, says the Mineral vi Argus, Geo. Baker and Joe Kroll will have N a set-to, with hard gloves, for a purse of an $50 00. The contest will take place in rl Kroll's Comique hall. Both parties have cc chosen seconds and agreed upon a referee. t3 Fresh tomatoes grown near the city have made their appearance in the market. le It is yet too early for the bulk of the crop, ti however. If frost does not make its ap- a pearance for two weeks there will be at, n abundant supply ot this succulent vege- le table raised right at home, of If thirsty parties will drop into Jack ba Wilson's and ask Brownie how near he x came to getting a licking this morning hi they can secure a large and copious bow), kil together with a romance that is perfectli soul-harrowing. He hasn't been ab.e tc th: do anything but smile bitterly all day. it There are a number of very bad boys in mi Benton who persist in slapping the faeer fee of little girls, abusing smaller boys ano eni making general nuisances of themselves. (ot The njames of these youngsters are known, the and unless they mend their ways their or names will be printed as a warning to anp others. ble Gaillard Hunt, brother of W. H. Hunt, jud Jr., arrived in the city Wednesday from j Washington, D. C., where he holds an in- 'ill portant clerkship in the pension depart- wh ment. Mr. Hunt will spend some time ii Jac looking over Northern Montana and 'I'uT ,s RECORD hopes he may fully enjoy tln. .er maany beauties of this section of the foot- ort stool. itn N. T. Dinsmore, one of the most populaI Wi younttg min in B -t,lon, returned yesterday oov froln his oll hoime in Mas-achu-etta anlo *av restimed his pousition in lhe store of Galn & KIhin, where' he is a valuable salesnian. 1t(t1 Dt.'atg his easier visit Mrt. Ditn-more e,- c. jo.yed th' clall Iihak.s a lid baikedl beanse 1o the old Bay .at.!anlldll hasn't got I hrong no Siltnlalki ag Ili lipV yet ovetr the rare treat tel he h til. ii is wee m "'.1 hack by ag largte eCrele ,of' Irie.lds, whose wish it i on that hle may r, imain here iertnanettly. Ha T'HE RECORD co,,npleteld o-lay a popl j b of 20,000 lettler heads hlr the. Graln: '1rt Ua,ioi lhtel, on tlie back of which at, el I the adlvertlisermen.lts of all the leading bust J, ness houses ot Fort Benton. This nlethou -ear of advertising is quitepopular in all see- hih tions of thie countly, and tihe enterprise ot Hel Messrs. Spitzley & Travers in introducing 12th it here is very commendable. As letters him from the Grand Uniont go to every section calk of America, andl mlany to foreign lands, not the business houses represented on to th the letter paper will keep their names be- rally fore a class of people that it would be hard mali to reach in any other way. Pow The throwing of garbage along the river tion, bank is in direct violation of law, a down- tract right nuisance to residents of Front street prob and a source of much illness. The 9ity coal council should have the matter looked af- the p ter and the nuisance abated if possible. in rel There is continued complaint from those In persons who are forced to endure the Houl stench arising from the rotting mass along learn the levee and they are entitled to some fle protection. A stiff breeze from the east and sends such a sickening odor over the city see, c that a copper-lined stomach would grow he h weak and faint and the ordinary mortal No revels in all the agonies of sea-seickness. ed) 8tc) it in some way, for God'ssake. arlso Mr. N. T. Dinsmore, who traveled oa through the Judith country on his jour- f. ney to Benton, states that farmers and s8 ranchers in that section are busy with oi their harvest or cattle, and cannot pos- ti sible come into the city to trade. As the si same state of affairs exists in other por- ti tions of the country adjacent to Benton the bi present dull season ot trade is easily ac- t3 counted for. Mr. Dinsmore also said that in conversation with farmers as far away as one hundred miles from Benton he learned that they latended to make this ti city their market this fall aid said they would commence coming In by the last of te the month. Their presence is all that is needed to liven things up in the metrop. i lis and they cannot make their appearance o too soon. From Saturday's daily.: Walter Burke haegbne to Lavba. da B. C. Bonnell, File Cretk, MLebigan. registered at the Choteau. .i Sol. Genzberger returned, yestei r ds from a business trip to Helena. Billy Yard went out to, his !1 i evening,, to be gone several days. J. M. Camrpbel iand Arthur W. Old Otter creek, aruEu the elty on ~. N. C. i ch.age. ' . & Bro.'s tr itd-a for; terday. I at the Xale A party of government engineers, who are inspecting. the work done last year, are at Belt Creek bridge and will arrive in the rthern city in a few days. in the Seven horses were sold at the Benton stables to-day under an order of attach ill of went secured by I. G. Baker & Co.. The Rock, animals were formerly the property of Frank Warrent. Ad on The law provides thaton the third Mon *e the day In September the county commission ers shall meet for the purpose of equaliz- , places ng the assessments. Next Monday is the | par- imne set and all interested persons should I govern themselves accordingly. I ed a C. G Griffith and G. R. Choate return lh at 8*d this morning from an excursion along i g. Deep creek, Highwood and Belt creek. t I'hey report a most enljoyable time and as- ii sure their friends that the bull train con- r let samning the game captured will arrive to- f, cent morrow. M. J. Keith, who has filled most accep- y wfore rably N. T. Dinsmore's place in Gans & 8 ward Klein's store durirg the latter's absence, i Free- as retired to enter the fiell once more ats - s plasterer and brick layer, at which trade at tie is most proficient. Mr. Keith is one be- .of those who do all things well and will to busy ,ever remain out of _employment for any q 'ree, ength of time. Is otel. L. C..Stirk, with T. -. .ower & Bro., ri b life s written out. the schedule of through th rates from Fort Benton to eastern points, eral via the Benton and Billings stage line inid m tav* Northern Pacific railway, and posted them H, e of01 n (the hotels and other public places. w e in The rates quoted are quite low, everything tei ave considered, and will be taken advantage of ar ree. by all who travel this winter. city Col. J. H. Rice and L. J. Learning, who ru ket. left here Thursday morning, returned last co 'Op, night. During their absence the gentle- lo1 ap- aten purchased Norton & Dean's interest is at, n the Curry band of 1,350 sheep at the trI hge- head of Arrow creek, and also the interest of the same parties in the Dan Thomas t ack band on Wolf creek. They are now very o he xtensive sheep owners and if things come itn ing their way will soon be among the bonanza o W9, kings of Montana. <et It is suggested by a prominent citizen no tt hat the tunnel made by Messrs. McDevitl 1 tnd Wright east of the city be utilized for kil I in mill purposes. There is a fall of fifty-two 'g( cer feet in the tunnel, which would give force Ib inn enough to the water to run any mill in the riff 'es. country. By digging a ditch to the rive:.. as va, the surplus water could be carried away tLic leir or be utilized in irrigating the surround ' to ,ng lands. Whether the project is a feasi- But ble one or not we leave our readers to wol nt. judge. of. )fn Jerry Flowers, Benton's champion pu- po u g- ,ilist, returned yesterday from Helena. hba rt- where he went to arrange a match with eve i Jack Waite, and to take in the fair. Waite, J H is has already been stated, refused to fight thei ;hi Jerry in public, and as the latter is not in wet t- t:or private mills, no match could be ar- Mr. rtanged. It is probably just as well-for III h a; Waite. Flowers' challenge holds good, rtake y 'oowever, and the alleged champion can of c i,' have plenty of time to accept it. A i Quite a large party of the friends of Mr. hots - iul Mrs. B. Tierney, gave them a pleasant mat, tirprise last evening by dropping in sud-. ly. " lely and m. kitng themselves at home. A tr dere eij yablhe invasion could not have en t, hen arrtHage(l and with good music, dane- y p cg and Ilunch the evening peassed away far Cl io quickly tort those wbo attended. Mr. ptoi mld Mrs. Tierizey are among our most and " ptptlaer people, their hospitality ispro own , 'erbial, and ift a person cannot etjoy him- the 1 it el in their house he had better emigrate. Ihe i Jere Sullivan, E-q., is anxiously to h '" -earching for a valise which he valuesvery p Shighly. Mr. Sullivan, on his return from who I Helena, stoppjed off at Sun River, 'on the th 12th, but forgot to take his valise with r him. On arriving home yesterday, he san " called for it at the stage ofce, but it could . not be found. As the bag contained goods e n to the value of $65, Mr. Sullivan is natu rally very anxious for its recovery and is d making every effort to trace it up..Mr. Mi Powers, the agent, can give no informa- ty j r tion, but Is doing all he can to get on the sat -track of the missing valise. It is very h ti t probable that some one took it off the mora Y coach in this city by mistake, and, if so, r Sthe party who took it should lose no time . in returning it. the e In conversation with Deputy SheriffG. F e Houk last evening a Iaucea reporter Vg 5 learned that crops onetheShoakin are as Afine as any raised in Montana this year, meal tand much more so than usual in this endo section. Joe Cobell is entitled to the broom, othe She having rai.ed eight&y-tbree bushels of whe 1 No 1 wheat on one acre of ground (measur- n'9 ed) from two bushels of seed. Mr. C. A. also raised 5,633 bushels of 'as oi-of Twn I of 100 acres, which is the largest cnpp so the l far threshed in this county. Mr. Book me Ssaid that wheatgown onbench land, with- said i Sout Irrigation, would bring fify bushels to eput the Srer and that the graint waaS 7 4 r uppi superior quality. When such raports as r these can be made who can qesrtion the at his brilliant future in store for Choteau coua-. Maj ty and Fort Benton.? tbhe d Fro1 Tuesday's Daily. Joe Reynolds left on the seis sage this morning for theCa· John and James Lnt eu r 4ere zitg tered "the Grand, Union s yrsmee~.y Mr. I teeU s it, tndV w '`. ek were in tbe- ek. ~ 1-4y 4nrimsdU t Rufis Paynes loose in t" - 1*pesme ti aO"usty o IRiver 4ie" lorst m who 1. G. Bakers & Co's., was confirmed in the are Catholic church yesterday. He is the first the full blooded Indian convert yet taken in the church. iton Jack Miller loaded to-dajr at Baker & Lch- Co.'s and T. J. Todd's a large amount of The freight for Hamiltol&lHazletr,OldAgency. of Jack will take it through,as Artemus Ward would say, "in great shape." on- Tom J. Todd and wife and Colonel J. on- W. Conrad and lady left t.,is morning for liz- a trip to Highwood, where they will spend the a day or two on Baker's ranch, returning, uld probably, heavily -laden with game and fish. rn- W. G. Conrad and family, left this morn tng ing for the States to spend the win- t ek. ter. They will return in the Spring much c as- improved by their journey and Mr. Con- c )n- rad will be more than ever on the alert J to- for business. I A telegram from Joe Conrad, received I gp- yesterday, announces that he arrived at (1 & St. Paul safe and sound, and that his trip 6 ?e, was a most enjoyable one. It's a cold day rN as when Joe don't get the best ont the road, ie as he is entitled to. l"e Miss Merrill, who has been at the Cho ill teau House for two weeks or more, is Iy quite ill. The many friends of the young G lady are hopeful that her illness is not se-01 )., rious nor her recovery as--mawa or more th than a d y.,Vwo. s. Johnny Fisher, the well known saloon d man, returned Sunday from a trip to H o Helena. He took in the fair-and some s. wealth--on his trip and therefore returns 'g teeling very hilarious in spirit. His friend 31 are glad to see him. B Arthur Maritz, of Meagher county, was ri to run in for a plain d unk last night and an 3' compromised the matter this morning by - loosening up one dollar and costs, which Jr It is equivalent to $20.50. the way of the Gi e transgressor in Benton is downright tough. thi The flour mill at Sun River started up M to-day with an excellent prospect of hav- ba ing all the work it can do this season. Tr a Crops around Sun River have been ex- tic ceedingly tine this year and there will be ete no lack of material for the mill to work on. die Isadore, a noted Piegan half-breed, was As r killed by a Piegan brave about ten days ,go on Birch Creek. north of Old Agency. , rilhe murder seems to have been an unijus- sta tifiable one, although little or no attempt bul has been made to bring the slayer to jus- he tice. adz The young man Vizenir, whom Joe. Mi, Bush shot some day's ago has been much tio worse to-day and his recovery is despaired tan of. He is sinking rapidly and cannot can possibly recover unless an unexpected had change for the better takes place this bef evening. sho J. C. Walker's family have removed to say their home in the Judith and their effects I cc went out to-day by Weatherwax's teams. hlea Mr. Walker will soon be comsortably fixed you tn his new home and THz RECORD will iten rake the liberty of extending the kindest Ion of congratulations. my Al. Hamilton is expected to reach his wihi home at Old Agency every day, and his tisS many friends will welcome him most heart- Pect tly. He will be able to tell interesting but -tories concerning , the North- of h ern mines, and the party of Choteau coun- he v ry people who areup there. o I far Charlie Kendall, the express man, lost a (Ir. pocketbook this morningcontaining papers ost and documents of no value except to the ro owner. He will pay a liberal reward for m- the return of the book and contents. As e. Ihe papers are quite valuable he is anxious " sly to have theih brought to him at once. ry Peter Moan, Sandy Cameron's ghost, g on who is familiarly known -as "Windy," a e gathered unto himself a prayer book and a ith sileerquarter and hied himself unto the t he sanctuary yesterday for the first time in ki years. "Windy" has been good all day in a! consequence, much to the delight of his tl tu- many friends. I is 1 Ir. Mike Lynch, who has been in the couu- in lja ty jail for several months charged with as- fe he sault with intent to kill, will be released b( r on Wednesday, the 19th, having served his time. He will probably improve in morals for his confinement and Tie Re CORD wishes him all the good luck in the world it he does, in Frank Yard put a new chimney to his ed Virgidia Rome restaurant Saturday, and W as is now enabled to cook a more perfect meal than ever. The Virginia Home is is endorsed by Commissioner Arnoux andl other leading men, and it is a cold day a when it doesn't do double the business of r- any other eating house in the city. C. A. J. Vance, the new proprietor of the g u Twenty-.Eiglf .le ~pthngs bo:t l, is- in , the city. Mr.ius Ij maklal his house C ik one of the most noted on the Helena road to aad will soon have--S fortune as well as a to reputation. He purchased a large bill otf , suppliseto-day aud i1 better than ever Is prepared to aconmmodate those who astop a oe at his hostelery, u ". Major Comegys, military paymaster of pie .this district, left yesterday for Helena, hem -alter a trip to Aiefiaboitie. The Major is blo ontsiderably struck on Bentun and said to j - a .rcoae reporter that he thought there wo wa;, a most britlisint future in store for wo p. the city. die =ator's Judgement is ex- Pic left, as everyone knows, ai'i his opinion of I certaly worth recording. Wi S iop Iacips ly a wo VOWald, Superior of the Jpa4flIsoo º. rMotana, left this morning for Relya, al goe aret r the Seghers, who on bl * to tt intgo s ofthe frigroJ' '@ t t·~ ginntz cs Te Sý the HONOR G THE HONORABLES. arst I in Tie lReee isw o a Mesrs. Vest and Maglari rlieffly Releared to. r A Gran Time as the Grand Union. Not havin been notified until a late l hour yesterd4 morning there was not nearly such a and reception prepared by the people for renator Vest and Delegate J. Maginnis, the s b-committee of the Indian for Commission, a1 was intended. Yet they mnd were treated nla very becoming manner ", and will never have cause to regret visit tnd ing Fort Benton. A meeting 'vs called to take place in rn- TiE RECORD 6uilding at 11 o'clock yes in- terday to nmakearrangements for the re ich ception of the distinguished guests and a )n- committee consibting of C. E. Conrad, H. art J. McIntire, Horace R. Buck and J. M. Leaming, was appointed to go to Eight ed Mile Springs to meet the party, bring f at them to the city and quarter them at the Gip rand Union hotel. A reception was ar- e 3' ranged for the evening which was attend ed, d by some forty business men, among d whom were SenatorVest, Maj. Maginnis, o- E. G. Maclay, Col. Leaming, W, S. Wet- c zel, Chas. E. Conrad, E. Davidson, H. G. Mcintire, Sam. Kelly, Wim.IH. Hunt, li Col. Rice- ý'Mester_ F©wr.t A 3V. e ouryi H. Genzberger, R. S. Culbertson, a Wm. H. Todd, Jerry Collins, A. C. John- iI son, Paris Gibson, Judge Tattan, Stephen n n Spitzley, Jno. Hunsberger, Dr. Atkinson, it Harry S. Brown, Lieut Baldwin, M. A. p e Flanagan, J. W. Nightengale, F. C. h Roosevelt, Geo. Parker, Jere Sullivan, W. tt I B. Settle, H. R. Buck, Col. Delaney, J. h: A. Campbell, Harry D. Burghardt, M. C. el Travers, Jos. Hirshberg, Henry Kennerly, w d and John 'rutt. pi Y Speeches were made by Wmin. H. Hunt, er h Jr., M. J. Leaming, Judge Tattan, Paris pl e Gibson and C. G. Conrad, in addition to i m I. those of Senator Vest and Delegate ot p Maginnis. Ample justice was done to the te banquet, which Messrs. Spiizley and Travers had prepared on very short no- th rice, and everything passed off, as was in- vil e tended, in a mo-t pleasant manner. The th distinguished party left this morning for co Assinnaboine and the north. and will re- va turn home via the Canadian Pacific rail- aln way. Er To a RECORD reporter Senator Vest tie stated that he was too tired to talk, s, but he would say that the more Gc he saw of Montana the more he he admired it. He had found a great many wt Missourians here, which, in his estima- lie tion, was a great advertisement for Mon- the tana, as Missourians, as a rule, do not lo- anbi care in any but promising countsies. He the had strong hopes of seeing Montana ag -in kni before many months And if he comes again sel, shortly will have something of interest to rol say. "You will have a railroad nexttirne I come," he said, "and if what I have mo heard on the outside amounts to anything, re you will have two. I have the most i- a v tense interest in the future of Fort Ben- wil ton and the people here can depend upon one my support for any measure brought up Tei while 1 am a Senator." Delegate Magin- late nis talked very much about Montana, es- wh pecially the section around Fort Benton, to t but want of time prevents the rrproducnion of his remarks in lull. Like Senator Vest, he was most enthusiastic over the future of this portion of the Territory and as- and sured THER RECORD representative that he bul had passed through no better country son -ince hie left Washington. He was very ing comfident that the people of Northeri deli Montana would receive the full measure ot relief they desired, and so far as he antiwt Senator Vest were concerned, they would schi grant the people all the help in their power On ]eiving this morning Senator Vest Fron and Delegate Maginnis desired THE O RECORD representative to return their city thanks to the people of the city for the O kind reception they had met with here Roo and to assure all through these columns that the favors would not be forgotten nor atR go unappreciated. The party left the city in high spirits and, unless accident inter feres, will make their journey to Assinna- the bolne in good time. Pi in LITERARY. In SURVEYOR-BOY AND PRESIDENT. Young People's Life of George Wash ington. By William M. Thayer. Elzevir C his edition, 466 pages, Brevier type, leaded. ad With illus rations. Extra cloth, 50 cents; ý, half Russia, red edges, 65 cents. is No other name has received such uni- c rnd versal homage as that of Washington.. Ed, lay ward Everett spoke but the verdict of the KS world when he pronounced Washington, ct "of all the men that had ever lived, the the greatest of good men, and the best of & Sgreat men." Frederick the Great, whose ti own name ranks with thoseof Alekander, is Ceesar, and Napoleon, declared his deeds to be "the most brilliant of any in the an- th B a nals of military achievement." Whether as school boy, surveyor-boy, rer indian fighter, member ort ingress, Com bp mander-in-Chief, or President. hislife was "d full of striking incident, and ever an exam pie to thrill and inspire any youth whose I i1, heart pulsates with the free and vigorous "u is blood of the Angltt-8on race, to Mr. Thayer, the author .i.fthe present Bt re work, just publi~sed,I astieirtd by h hil Or world-fa*mous lives of Liucohti . 'P rom - Pineer Horme to the White Wouse," and t l of Garfield, "From Lug Cabin to thet White House," a wit er wHose pen i= r woode fl ry suited to its thime. K, st e with rhYtfy drawn L pi b the Uhesand scenee o r s e lsj' ins t ºsa+ioes li e h tms id, he:i f racerasem pesen iti8 toto o S. T. F. Healy returned yesterday from i Sun River, where he went on a business ' eng trip. Mr. Healy brought in with him a i turnip weighing 15% pounds and a beet which tipped the beam at 7% pounde. c These mammoth vegetables were raisedE ate by George Steell in his garden at Sun , no0 River and are simply average specimens. I by There was actually no pick and Mr. Steell rte carries the blanner as a vegetable gardner. an The beets and turnips were raised without a hey irrigation and are a gigantic advertise- r ner ment for the fertility of Montana soil. C Fred Reiss, who has been in charge of in the hardware department of Murphy, i es- Maclay & Co., for some time, has accepted re- a position with the Shapleigh-Cantwell : d a Hardware company, St. Louis, and will C H. leavefor the River City some time during M. the week. Mr. Reiss was formerly an em ,ht ploye of the company he is going to work c for and left them to, come to Benton. b the While here he has shown himself to be an d ar- excellent young man in every particular- " id- honest, upright and popular with all. His ng departure will be greatly regretted by his ti ,is, many friends, although-he will be heartily ei et- congratulated upon the improvement in re H. circumstances which the change will give II -eor Steel], the enterprising merchant in, at Sun River, who was the first merchant I1 n- in Fort Benton, is still exhibiting the ele- ci en ment of push which has always charac- at in, terized him. He is now erecting a tele- at A. phone line from his store at Sun River to lo C. his branch establishment- at Ulidia, a dis h. tance of eighteen miles;, and will soon pi J. have it in working order. The poles are re C. erected and the work of stretching the us y, wire will commence at once. Mr. Steele hi proposes to lead the van in the matter of be it, enterprise, cost what it may. His tele- co is phone line is an improvement that recom to mends itself and its usefulness will be dem- th te onstrated to every one's satisfaction in a lis le tew weeks. cc Id Captain W. H. Gould, who has been on in - the Missouri river for years, arrived in the Be - vity Saturday and left yesterday to join rel Ie the steamer Emily, of which he will have r command hereafter. Captain Gould is a Be valuable acquisition to aniy boat, and if me I- anyone in America can command the tal Emily to the salibtaction of interested par- in t ties, "'he is the man," as Shakespeare eve says. In conversation with Captain col e Gould, he stated toa RECORD reporter that e he really could not state positively just t Y what his whole duties would be, but that - he intended to run the Emily up or down the Missouri as desired, to'the best of his cto - ability. Those who are acquainted with ant r the Captain will know, as THE RECORD be a knows, that no better man could have been I selected for the position he has undertaken co ' tofill. g The school electiion Saturday resulted ed most satisfactorily. The action of the di rectors in their land deals was endorsed by hin a vote of 46 to 4. The result of this move will be that Benton will have next year nut one of the finest school buildings in the wil Territory The people are to be congratu- wil lated upon the result, and the four persons faw who voted nay will have sufficient cause to regret their lack of judgment when they see the magnificent building which will be city e 2 cted. The present school buildling is do totally inadequate to the needs of thecity wil and the erection of a more commodious of t building has been absolutely nebessary fo. or a some time. The erection ot such a build- will ing as the city requires will be hailed with erty delight by every parentand all those who wor are interested in education will rejoice T with them over the good work of the rece school directors. for row atLIUVi ULkCULV5JII. Bt From Monday's daily. LE Oliver Pichette, ofReedsfort, is in the ir city. 1e Ottomans, bassoaks and slipper cases, at e Roosevelt's. A fine lot of fringes will be sold cheap at Roosevelt's. J. A. Campbell, of Fort Custer, wasin the city yesterday. - Picture moulding in great variety for sale at Roosevelt's. Mr. James Kelley left this morning for his ranch at Pablo's Island. Robert W. Piei~ee came in from Belt r Creek yesterday, on business. F. CU. Roosevelt has op exhibitlow a large I German chrome representing Custer's bat tie. . J. D. Weatherwax's teams went out this t a morning heavily loaded for the Judith c count . Mr. McNeal loadeda L Murphy, Maclay X f & Co's. for Barker to-day. and pulled out C this afternoon. ( * A few more of those benutiful ideal heads at Rooievelt's. Call early before t they are all gone. Sandy Cameron put up a neat sign in d front-of his saloon yeterdayand has been admiriig It ever since. F If yoauhavet furiture to be repaired or uphoestered ae it tg Rooseveli and be as .u red of splendid work.; wil nitn Ppenijoy ae to on the s farker district yesterday and is making himself kuwon toh-lindara fr Who can desire any liner weather than thE toR 1.da? I t wte nei t k t o heor d too cold, ut just coufortable. splendid line ofeman chros, oil tit palnings and fa ey 1u W petuares, at 2h famous. Cold - athers at Roovlt.'. These thr/nef t to In. IZ,11 kI J *,s jILL~ romt new corral just erected at Highwood lakes. mess The round-up is progressing finely and im a will be speedily finished. beet Billy Yard came in from his ranch to ide. day, and will devote his time for the pres ised ent to the Virginia Home restaurant, in Sun which he is interested with his brother ens. Frank. terl Jesse Bright unloaded a large cargo of ner oats at I. G. Baker & Co.'s, which were [se- raised on his ranch on Highwood. The oats were of fine quality and brought good prices. e of Senator Vest and Delegate Maginnis, ted took their departure by government con yell eyance for Fort Assinaboine this morn will ing They were accompanied by J. A. Campbell, who will act as guide. ring m- John Overfield left yesterday for Chi 'ork cago, where he will spend some time in ton. business and pleasure. Johnny is one of San the good boys of Benton and his departure ._ will be regretted by a host of friends. His O. A. Parson was in fron: his ranch on his the Highwood to-day and loaded consid tily erable freight to take back with him. He in reports crops in his section as most excel ive lent and is highly enthusiastic over the ant Frank Yard is making the Virginia ant Home restaurant the leading one of the ele- city. He is an old-time steamboat cook -ac- and the meals he serves cannot be equalled le- anywhere. Hungry people should not to look further than the Virginia Home. Us- Peter Macdonald, having reduced the on price of drinks to twelve and a half cents, are reports a much larger trade to-day than the usual. He has not changed the quality of ele his liquors and will continue to give the of best to be had in the market regardless of le- cost. n- One of the best hotels in the Territory is m- the Chotean House, of whom Jere Sul a livan is proprietor. The Chotean House certainly sets the best table of any house on in Montana and strangers coming into be Benton should not fail to stop at the old )in reliable. ve J. M. Powers, superintendent of the a Benton and Helena Stage Line, left this if morning on a tour of inspection. He will he take in the whole. route and land at Helena r- in a few dlays. Mr. Powers has an eye for Lre everything, and his careful attention ac in counts for the popularity of his line. at The commission will proceed north to c 1st the Canadian P:4cific railway and return to the states by that line. The result of the commission's work at the Blackfoot and th other agencies has been highly satisfactory and no comment further has been or can be made upon it. Thi whole work of the commission has been thorough and much good will come of it. Andrew Forrest, who has been employ- tl ed with Kleinschmidt & Brother, left the f store yesterday. Mr. Forrest has proven h himself a most able man and will have no r trouble in securing a position equally re- 8 numerative. His many friends hope he 1 will remain in Benton, and THE RECORD .1 would be more than pleased to note the fact that he is not going to leave us. Yesterday was the last day allowed by e e city council to build sidewalks and take is down swinging signs. One week more y will be given, however. At thle expiration of that time any sidewalks not completed, d or swinging signs not taken down, the city a will attend to the matter and see that prop Serty owners are assessed the cost of such work. A word to the wise is sufficient. SThe fall and winter stock of dry goods p erecently purchased by George Overfield fe for I. G. Baker & Co., will arrive to-mor- to row and be opened at once. Mr. Churchill, ba who has charge of the dry goods depart ement, states that the stock is the finest ev er brought to the city and that prices are ,tmuch lower than usual this season. There will be agreat rush tojBaker & Co.'s when C the stock is opened. til Colonel Kelly, manager of W. H. Bur- Ii in gess' busihess, is undecided whether to in vest the profits accrued since Mr. Burgess' e absence in a national bank or a railroad. a r. The business the Colonel has built up is a mammoth one and if he desires to build ad r railroad he can do so. A road from Ben- C ton, through Assinnaboine to the Wood it River coal banks, to tap the Northern Pacific at Fort Qu'Aplpelle would be a e truly religious scheme, Colonel. t- There appear in the columns of THE It RaCOiD to-day a double column of adver- ti is tisements from the leading business houses B b of Blltings ne of the leading cities of the ft Territory. .She men who advertise in this T paper are the best known houses of the be i city of Billings and deserve the patronage w of every person in this vicinity. The ot various lines of goods represented are well hi selected and sold at reasonable prices; ha therefore, it behooves all who desire to M trade in Billings to consult THE RECORD'S w directory of prominent business houses; bi From Thursday's daily. Ladies' fancy writing deaks at Roose- he veit's. The'bealth of Mr. James Wells is much is C UriBryer and John Harris, came in an from Olens last evening. fri fa and hearth rugs, crumb cloths and ne door mats, at Roosevet's.. tha Tpt e is nothhig in the furniture hlne ha that oosevelt does notkeep. e Mr. 0. WKelJly d his son Will, left this afternoon for heir ranch. Onedetion aofthe approeab of win ter Ia4 he numb of :oc ofgeese going They see y at ti ~-.5 . hunt in the mountains above the Old id Agency. Sandy Cameron went out fishing yes o- terday, and as usual caught a cold. He s- did, however, present two fine ducks to in Philip DeChamp, which he caught on the er wing. Murphy, Maclay & Co. have received a of large supply of sidewalk and dimension re lumber from the Clendenin Lumber Co., ie and further shipments will arrive in a day )d or two. E. L. Smith arrived yesterday from s, Billings. He brought with him the win a- dow frames, sashes, doors, etc., for his i- new residence, which will shortly be L. erected opposite the city. J. C. Guthrie, with an eye to the future, i- purchased a cradle and a baby carriage n this morning. It is not exactly known f what Johnny's intentions are, but the cir e cumstance is a most suspicious one. J. D. Waite, IH. Crocker, M. J. Learn n ing, E. C. Bruddell, M. R. Spellman, G. 1- A. Fellows, Sister Mary Bernard, Sister e Bertha, and A. Williams were the passen I- gesr on the Helena coach this morning. te F. C. Roosevelt has on hand a quantity of sheets and pilhow cases, slightly dam a aged, which he will sell at prices to suit e purchasers. Call and examine them. Also k a few damaged lambrequins at 50 per cent d less than cost. t Thomas Miller, from Belt Creek, arrived to-day. He has put up a large amount of e hay and will be prepared to winter a large 1, band of sheep it they can be procured. a His advertisement will appear in TaE f RECORD in a day or two. e Dick. Brennan removed his piano from f his saloon to his house this afternoon. It took six large able-bodied men to move it, s in fact all the solid muscle in town-Capt. Nelse, Press Lewis, Edward B. Hogan, 3 and three other names unknown. On June 20th Mr. Robert Jackson, who resides on Warm Spring creek, lost forty head of horses. He came in last evening, having recovered ten of the number stolen. They were sent to Winnipeg. He enter tains hopes of recovering them all. Pres. Lewis. familiarly known as the Bishop, came in with his partner, Al. Hutchinson, yesterday, with goods for I. G. Baker & Co. It's a cold day when these two men do not get the best there is on earth and know how to dispose of it. The Benton and Helena Stage Line, Mr. B. L. Powers, the agent, says, is now en joying the most extensive business ever known on the line. This is not alone due to the superior accommodations offered by the line, but to Mr. Powers' popularity and ability as a local manager. A. H. Ingram has entered suit against the Northern Pacific Railway Company for breach of contract. He alleges that he shipped over the road from Billings to Merrill, Mont., goods amounting to $1, 823, but that they never arrived at their destination. He would recover the $1,823 with interest. From Barney Adkins, who arrived from Clagget yesterday, we learn that all the country between the Judith and Arrow creek was burned over about two weeks ago. Several thousand cords of dry pine wood were destroyed-in fact all of the dry wood in that section. This will be a serious loss to the steamers next year, as they will have to depend on green pine and cottonwood. Suspicion points to the parties who started the fire, and if it proves correct, somebody will have tU suf fer. An ficer will be sent from Benton to investigate the matter, and, if possible, bring the guilty parties to justice. rt NO- IoTICE. tre re in obedience to instructions from the en City Council parties who have been no. tifled to lay sidewalks in front of their pro .r perty and have failed to do so, such side walks will be advertised and let to the low est responsiblebidder, and the same with d. all costs, etc., charged to the property in accordance with the provisions of an or a dinance providing for such cases. JERE SULLIVAN, n- Chairman of Committee on Streets and )d Alleys. The Grand Unaon Hotel. a To-morrow evening Mr. Stephen Spitz [E ley, on account of ill health, retires from r- the Grand Union Hotel and Mr. John "s Hunsberger succeeds him, and may be e found at that place on Saturday morning. is The firm will hereafter be known as Huns ta berger & Travers. Mr. Spitzley, who is e well known in this community and in e other parts of the Territory, bears with II him the best wishes of all with whom he ; has come in contact, and the friends of o Mr. B unaberger, whose name is legion, a will be glad to see him at his new place of .: business. Mr. Travers may still be found occupying his old position as the financier of the firm. The Overland Hotel, which has been Mr. Hunsberger's headquarters for so many years, will be closed. Mr. H. b is one of the most popular landlords in the country, and Mr. :T'ravers by his affable and agreeable manners has made hosts of friends. We are of the opinion that the new firm will prove a great success, and the Grand Union be in the future what it has been since iteiret started, first-class in every respect. - A New Trout Bait. A lure for ts id blackbass suggest Sdby one of the ters to, a spotingrpe. riodleal that is somiewhat novel. . saysa. thatb lu sted it for thirty yea, san Sneversaw itil al abaft Thrskiun soft thoneck and he d of a owew s deek.ed a°l red featheag e st$p, i bAk .he$ t ay be dte SariK 3itA *wnm