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From Fri]ay's Dally.
Mr. Todhunter opened the Belt Creek
school on the 1st with an increased attend
The city was remarkably dull to-day.
BuIsiness in the leading houses was fair,
Attention is called to the school report
published in another column. The show
ing made is an excellent one.
Mi. Churchill has arranged I. G. Baker
& Co.'s dry goods department in a manner
that would reflect credit upon any house
in the world.
Artificial eggs are the newest inovation.
They should be shipped to Montana at
once, as the hens charge too much for
laying a very poor article in this country.
Joe. Prant came in yesterday with a big
load of oats, which he sold at Baker's, and
left for his ranch on flighwood this morn
The stage which came in from Helena
Thuirsday brought in a mail sack which
was picked up on the road. It had proba
,ly been dropped from a co:c!l which came
through pl eviously.
IAeuIteQ',nt Wheeler and Company B,
Eighteenthl infantry, arrived in the city
yesterday from Fort Maginnis, where they
have been on detached service for the
summer. They left for Assinnaboine to
Mr. and Mrs. George A Wells have rent
ed Mr. Rosencran's residence and gone to
housekeeping in the city. They have a
great many friends who will be pleased to
welcome them as permanent residents of
Colonel Kelly is still hard at work on his
railroad scheme and proposes to have a
road from here to Helena very shortly.
IHe thinks the quarrel between the North
crn and Union Pacific road is a point in
his favor and proposes to take advantage
1)exter's mill commenced threshing
Monlday in Belt.-r. p.
Monday seems to have a hard time of it.
JT.t sv.i:, Mr. Dexter should larrup the
blast d:,y of the week is a question, but it
is presumed he does it under advice.
Our contemporary's English is very faulty
or Mr. Dexter is a veritable fiend.
George Steell the enterprising merchant
of Sun River, paid 'THE RECORD a pleas
ant call this .morning. Mr. Steell states
that business at Sun Siver is exceedingly
good-much better than last year and that
the town is growing very rapidly. lie
will leave for home this evening, after a
pleasant visit of several days in the city.
Robertson, the baker, has killed a beef
and proposes to make it all up into mince
pies. To-morrow morning the first in
stallment of the favorite pie will be on
sale at his bakery on upper Front street,
and the public generally should sample
them. Mince pies with the trade mark of
our grandmothers on them, are a rarity
indeed, and Johnnie Guthrie is the only
man in the city who can make them.
The stock of groceries carried by W. H.
Burgess is one of the most complete in the
Territory. It is worth a day's journey to
view the good things displayed and fam
ilies of epicurian taste always patronize
Mr. Burgess' house. Everything in the
line of canned goods is kept in stock and
it is a matter of doubt if a more complete
stock can be found between Chicago and
Ah. Lung the Chinaman who was con
vined in the county jail at White Sulphur
Springs charged with the murder of a
brother idolater, made his escape Thurs
day night, together with a horse thiet
named Canton. Nothing has been heard
from them since, although a vigilant
search has been kept up. The Meagher
county jail is worse than none at all and
the commissioners over there ought
to do something toward getting a more
Father Ebersville, who has been at work
for some time ascertaining the number of
Catholic families in the city, gave TnE
RsECOD a ple:.asant call to-day, in corn
pany with Ed ward Dunne, Esq. Father
Ebersville reports that he has found forty
two fainlies of the Catholic persuasPion in
Benrlton and a numiber non Highwood and
vicinity. A resident priest will soon be
given us, hlie thinks, and whoever he may
be hlie will be gladly welcomed.
Joe Kipp, Hi Upham and Charley
Thomas have taken up 1,920 acres of desert
land on Depuyer creek, in this county,
and also 35,000 inches of water from De
puyer creek. They are making a ditch
three miles in length to distribute the
water over the land and will soon have a
splendid place. The country above Fort
Conrad is settling up very fast and every
one is anxious to have the reservation
thrown open. When the reservation is at
the disposal of the public there will be a
boom down there.
Joe Kipp's bull teams will be in shortly cot
with 16,000 feet of lumber for Benton par- sa3
ties. There have been 200,000 feet of lumber Th
sawed at Kipp's this season, together with pe:
50.000 spruce shingles, which used up all all
the logs brought down on the recent ele
drive. Mr. Kipp will soon move his mill tht
to the head of Dupuyer Creek, and keep ed,
his teams hauling all winter, making, per- B.
haps, two trips a month. As soon as the wil
reservation is thrown open, the mill will gri
be moved to Sweet Grass Hills or Bear Ms
Paw mountains, wherever the largest set- inf
tlement is made. Mr. Kipp has made a cot
good thing of his mills and deserves much mi
credit for his enterprise. ass
The Benton Boom and Lumber com- Wi
pany, which has been the laughing stock thi
of most people for some months, has pass- qua
ed into the hands of Mr. E. G. Maclay in
and he will conduct the business in a more the
systematic manner hereafter. He has io
placed Mr. A. E. Allen, who has been in son
the logging business all his life, in charge hoi
of the work, and he took out a party of bo1
ten men this morning to run in the logs Mr
left by Lawrence about twenty-five miles Joe
above the mouth of Sun river last year. Mr,
Mr. Allen states that, notwithstanding the ma
low water, he thinks he can rutn the logs, adi
in O. K. and will do it if anyone can. toc
This is an important matter and much he
good will result from the undertaking it I ne
is carried on suaceasfully. seve
FrOm Saturday's daily.
Phillip Lucero loaded at Baker's to-day
- for Old Agency.
Dr. Adams, of the army, is in the city
on his way to Assinniboine.
Horace Clark is in from Highwood. IHe
has produced some excellent crops this
t year, and feels very well pleased in con
Lieutenant F. W. Griffith came in from
r Assinniboine on business this morning.
r He will leave for Fort Shaw at once to
a bring down recruits.
William E. Doak, of Fort Calgary, Is in
the city. He reports times booming in the
t north country and thinks there will be far
r more life there next year.
Reverend Mills left for Sun River this
T morning; consequently, there will only
I be Sunday school at 12 m. and children's
- meeting at 4 p. m. at the Methodist church
s Miss Steell, the accomplished daughter
i of George Steell, of Sun River, left for
- home on the Helena coach this morning.
Mr. Steell went home by private convey
M. J. Keith, who has the contract for
7 plastering Phil Gibson's new house on
Belt creek, left this morning to commence
the work. Mr. Gibson can depend upon
- a good job while Mr. Keith has it in hand.
Corporal Hodge, of the Eighteenth In
- fantry, accompanied by James Massie and
) James McLaughlin, came in last evening
t from Helena. Mr. Hodge has been with
the rifle team of the Eighteenth at Snell
) ing, where the boys came very near tak
ing the bakery in the shoot. They have
all returned to Assinnaboine except the
t men now here and the latter will go out
Miss McQuillan was appointed ateacher
in the Benton public school on Saturday,
by a majority ot the Board of Trustees,
consisting of T. E. Collins and Herman
Brinkman. Miss McQuillan was one of
the first female teachers of the public
school at Benton, and acquitted herself so
acceptably that she was reappointed for
several successive terms. The school is to
be congratulated upon obtaining so able
THE RECORD, by an oversight, stated
yesterday that T. J. Healy and his sister
Maria had left for Helena to meet J. J.
Healy on his return from New York. The
facts were not properly stated. Constable
Thomas Finnegan and Miss Maria IIealy
were the parties who went to the Capital,
where they will meet Johnny Healy and
Miss Mary Finnegan, who are returning
from a trip to New York. They are ex
pected to return some time during the early
part of next week.
There is a considerable amount of snow
on the Bird Tail divide. The driver of
the Helena stage reported a big storm
at the Lakes, thirty-eight miles from the
city, yesterday, and came in last evening
in a very frigid state. The coaches on the
Helena line have been delayed for some
days by snow, so it is reported, and the
prospects for a long winter are very good.
It is about time for snow in Benton and a
storm can be looked for at any time. It is
about cold enough for all practical pur
poses, however, and people are not alto
gether anxious for any further lowvering
of the mercury.
of the mercury.
The nights are gradually growing more
chilly -nd overcoats are in great demand.
All the clothing dealers report a booming
trade in this line of goods and a person
who goes out without one looks very
yearningly at the samples displayed in
front of these houses. An old resident
who. by the way, claims to be consider
able of a weather prophet, stated to-day
that in his estimation the coming winter
will be the hardest the country has ex
perienced for some years. He claims to
see in the present weather signs which he
cannot dispute and warns everyone to look
out for a cold spell that will paralyze the
natives. Just how much of a prophet he
is remains to be seen.
A young man with a two dollar and a
half violin under his arim walked into a
leading business house to-day and wanted
to make a contract with the firm to furn
ish music for the edification of their cus
tomers during the winter. Upon request
he evolved a few excruciating strains, but
those present couldn't stand his work and
he was requested to retire. The last seen
of him he was practicing in the alley back
of Burgess' store and showed no indication
of having caught on to a place. Business
is pretty dull anyway, but it would be ,in
teresting to know just how much less it
would grow if the young man aforesaid
was allowed to scratch a fiddle in the
stores about town. In short, his music
Mr. W. E. Doak came in from Fort Cal
gary last evening and paid THE RECOR D a
pleasant visit to-day. Mr. Doak paid a
visit to the mines owned by the Alberta
company, Al Hamilton and others and
says they have undouhtedly struck it rich.
The surface croppings show seventy-five
per cent. pure copper and the leads are
all splendidly defined. There are already
eleven locations on the mountain of which
the Alberta company's peoperty is locat
ed, including the extension located by A.
B. Hamilton and party, which reaches to
within a half a mile of the Candian Pacific
grade. Mr. Doak left Jeff Talbert and Wm.
Mayger, at Fort Calgary, where they laid
in supplies for eight months. They have a
contract for digging a tunnel in the Healy
mine and took eight men from Calgary to
assist in the work. They will work all
winter and propose to put the tunnel
through as rapidly as possible. It is a
question, Mr. Doak says, if they succeed
in getting their supplies from Calgary to
the mines, as they have six miles of trail
to cut and snow is growing more bother
some. They were elated and cheerful,
however, and feel positive they have a
bonanza. No sales have been made to
Mr. Doak's knowledge, although he heard
Joe Healy had sold out to good advantage.
Mr. D. expects to return in the spring, but
made no locations this trip owingto Can-.
adian uminlng laws. tf they are obanged
to confordm with those of the United States
he proposes to do something in tboe'orth
next season. lie will re oin in the city
From Monday's daily.
"Peg Leg" has gone to Fort Shaw.
Jack Miller loaded for Hamilton & Haz
lett, Old Agency, at I. G. Baker & Co.'s
Ben McMann's teams came in last even
ing with a cargo of coal for I. G. Baker &
Cooper's teams went out this afternoon
with a large cargo of goods for J. C.Walk
er's saw mills.
Frank Watkins is in from Highwood
doing some trading. He reports every
thing lively in his locality.
H. J. Wackerlin & Co. are doing a rush
ing business in shot guns. All lovers of
guns should see their stock.
Lieutenant LaPoint, of the army, came
in from Assinniboine this morning and is
quartered at the Grand Union.
Charley Thomas loaded a large cargo of
goods to-day for Joe Kipp's, on the Marias,
and will pull out in the morning.
Joe Parault unloaded another cargo of
oats at Baker's this morning. They come
from his ranch on the Highwood.
The Independent says that Miss Mar'ia
Healy, of Benton, is visiting at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew O'Connell.
Peter Macdonald, school clerk, paid the
teachers and other employes to-day, there
by gladdening their hearts to a great ex
No single event has caused so much sor
row in Fort Benton for many a day as the
death of Joseph S. H ill. Expressions of
regret are heard on every side.
D. F. Riggs and William Hill are in
from their ranches at the head of Arrow
creek. They purchased supplies to-day
and will leave for home to-morrow.
Farmers seemingly never tire of talking
of the gigantic crops raised this year, and
they have much to brag of. Montana
will astonish the world yet, especially this
There was no preaching at the Meth
odist church yesterday, owing to the
absence of Reverend Mills. There was a
large attendance at the Sunday school,
Work on the new court house was stop
ped for to-day owing to the death of Jos.
S. Hill, who was one of the county com
missioners. The mark of respect was a
W. S. Stocking and wife and Miss Lou
leave Wednesday for an extended visit to
their old home in Michigan and other
points in the east. The good wishes of a
large circle of friends will accompany
Frank Buse, a highly popular and well
known man, has taken charge of the White
Sulphur Springs hotel and proposes to
make it one of the best in the country.
May success attend his efforts is THE
F. W. Bucksen & Co. have just received
a few fine music boxes which they offer
for sale cheap. They are perfect beauties,
so far as looks are concerned, have all the
latest improvements and make music as
fine as any instrument made. Anyone who
desires can hear them play and all should
avail themselves of the opportunity.
John G. Maclay and Mr. McIntire com
menced the work of investigating the
books of. the county officers to-day, in com
pliance with the order of the district
court. It is estimated that it will require
at least two months to accomplish the
task. The work is in good hands, how
ever, and will be done as expeditiously as
A general movement is on foot among
cattle and sheep men to kill off the large
number of wolves which infest the coun
try. A prominent sheep man has the mat
ter in hand and proposes to have some plan
arranged which will rid the country of the
four-footed pests. Several wolfing parties
are now out, but the movement is not so
general as it should be.
W. H. Todd, the well known book
keeper at Wetzel's is going to put in the
time for the next ten" days hunting and
fi-hing. He will undoubtedly return
heavily laden with game. Mr. Todd has
confi'ed himself very closely to business of
late and this excursion will be of great
betnefit to him. His many friends will
wish him a pleasant time, good luck, and
a safe return.
A large amount of government freight
consigned to Colonel Delaney, quartermas
i ter's agent at this place, will arrive at Fort
Assinaboine on the 10th. It will take
seven days to transport the goods into
I Benton by ox teams. On their arrival
here the supplies will be transfered to other
teams and taken to Fort Shaw, which will
take seven days more. If the indications
of a coming storm so freely made prove
correct it will take longer, of course, but
colonel Delaney expresses the hope that the
goods will arrive at Shaw on
the 24th. By the way, it
is not out of place to remark that Colonel
Delaney is one of the best men that could
be selected for the position he occupies,
and he numbers his friends by the score.
If business is to be done expeditiously and
thoroughly he is the very man to accom
plish the task.
A pair of RECORD rustlers took a trip to
George Croff's Nine-Mile house yesterday
and spent the afternoon and evening in
a most enjoyable manner. Mr. Croff has
fitted up a splendid house and intends
to give the weary traveler the best the
country affords. He keeps all kinds of
liquid refreshments and sets a fine meal
whenever it is called for. Additions to
the house will be made this winter and
accommodations for everybody can be
had at all times. Mr. Croff has an
abundance of fine hay-the best in fact,
that has come under the writer's observa
tion for some time--and he will be able to
supply those who desire it, at reasonable
prices. It is the intention to make. Mr.
Croff's house the most popular in this
section • and a pleasanter stopping place
for parties dritling out from the city can't
be found. The brace of news hunters
were most hospitably entertained there
yesterdaytltcan ebeerfuliyrecommend it.
Mr. Croff's home is a pleasant one there
will be many a leighRg party out there
4usiag the oomuiu~ gwinEw.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Major Nickerson is in Canada, where he
should be allowed to bury himself.
s Howell Harris and wife are at High
wood, whero they will visit for a week or
Water is now running through the Mc
Devitt tunnel, irrigating the lands along
o the bottom.
A year ago to-day a snow storm set in
which lasted until the 10th and the streets
3 were covered to the depth of thirteen in
Many a man wondered where his sum
- mer's wages had gone when he awoke to
f find the earth covered with snow this
The supply of lumber seems to be un
s usually good this year, thanks tc Joe
Kipp's new mill and the commendable
f energy of the proprietor.
W. H. Ford and wife, of Sun River, ac
companied by Mrs. Clary, of the same en
f terprising village, are in the city and stop
e ping at the Choteau House.
A mild winter is predicted by old
timers owing to the severity of the pres
ent equinoxial and the unusual amount
of moisture that has prevailed the past
The season of Tom and Jerry and the
enjoyable egg nog is upon us aQd saloons
in the city will soon commence dishing up
these favorite beverages.
Mr. and Mrs Malcolm Morrow became
the happy parents of a bouncing daughter
last week and are correspondingly happy.
THE RECORD extends congratulations and
hopes the little one may live to a ripe old
W. H. Wright, of the Benton Stables,
has reduced the price of board for horses
to thirty-five cents per day. Mr. Wright
1 is carrying on the business most success
fully and will never complain for lack of
Benton is the leading market for grain
and vegetables this year. The supply is
enormous and prices are low. Some of our
southern neighbors should write to Ben
ton merchants before laying in their sup
plies for the winter.
"The Miner says that Butte is full of
strangers," remarks the Independent. "The
town is different from its editors. They
are full of yksihw-which is the Latin for
bug juice." There is considerable elas
ticity in the statement, though.
A perfect epidemic of colds seems to
have broken out in the city. Almost ev
erybody talks through their nose and car
ries a handkerchief in each pocket. The
weather has been so changeable recently
that it is small wonder people suffer with
coughs and colds.
Tom Harwood has purchased a galvan
ized iron boat at Wackerlin's and will
place it upon the lakes at his place for the
accommodation of sportsmen who visit
him. Local hunters will appreciate Tom's
enterprise and rent his little ship when
ever they go out there.
It is rumored in St. Paul that the North
ern Pacific will commence work at once
on the branch line from Billings to the
new coal fields in the Bull mountains.
Gradually the gap is closing up between
Benton and an eastern and western outlet
by railroad. Let the boom come, we are
t It is generally conceeded that the Cho
e teau House sets the best table of any hotel
e in Benton and takes more interest in mak
ing its guests comfortable. Mr. Jere Snl
livan has probably had more experience in
the business than any other hotel keeper
g in the Territory and, consequently, al
e ways runs his house in first-class style.
The boys have a joke on a well known
sporting man whom, they claim, carries a
n horse shoe tied around his neck to assure
e good luck. As he has been losing regu
s larly for some time it is generally believed
0 that the horse-shoe charm doesn't aways
work. "Who is it?" you say. Well we
- can't give him away.
A number of freighters and ranchmen
have been detained in town all day by the
storm and, and as no guess can be made
s at the probable duration of the elemental
f disturbance, it is hard to tell how soon
they can leave. Their presence makes
things look lively, however, and they ap
pear to enjoy their forced sojourn in the
t The snow is much worse outside the city
- than in and, although the weather is warm
t and pleasant, much inconvenience has
e been suffered to-day by travelers and
freighters. Several freighting outfits are
1 laid up near town, so report goes, but
r whose they are has not been ascertained.
I It is not presumed the storm will be a last
s ing one and it will be forgotten in a day
e or two.
t Nearly all the sidewalks are completed
e throughout the streets of Benton. but the
I crossings are in a fearful condition. The
t city fathers having put the property own
I ers to great expense in building sidewalks
I should at least set the example of build
ing proper street crossings. They should,
in fact, have done their part of the work
1 before a simple ordinance in relation to
- walks had been issued.
The offices of the county clerk and
probate judge were closed to-day on ac
count of Joseph S. Hill's death. T. C.
I Power & Bro. also closed, after tastefully
decorating their store. Expressions of re
s gret over Mr. Hill's death and words of
B sympathy for his family are heard on ev
f ery side. His popularity in Benton was
I something wonderful and few men can
) hope to obtain such ahold upon the people
I as he could boast.
e A rather neatly dressed young fellow,
I whose name could not be learned, was
riding a rather fractious broncho down
- Main street this morning when the ani
mal suddenly shied and landed the rider
flat upon his stomach in a pool of soft, sa
lubrious Montana mud. In attempting
3 to arise he slipped and fell again, thus
3 thoroughly covering him with the diluted
t earth. He finallylanded on the walk in a
s condition that defies description and,
a without looking for his horse, he wended
his way up town, remarking as he started,
"By dam that mud's meller." The few
Swho saw t'he aEsitent perfectly are
wttk hi i. mfly
From Wednesday's daily.
e Higgins & Ayers will have fresh oysters
Joe Connolly and Henry Niehoff are at
r the Choteau House.
Lieutenant B. Stevens, of Fort Assin
- naboine, is in the city.
A. B. Coe states that there eighteen
inches of snow on the Shonkin.
2 Meals served at all hours, day or night,
s at the Grand Central Restaurant. *
If you wish to save 25 per cent. on your
winter clothing, go to flirshberg & Na
Blankets, quilts, blanket coats, buffalo
coats, at greatly reduced prices at Hirsh
berg & Nathan's.
If you want a meal to tickle the palate
of an epicure you should go to the Grand
Central Restaurant. *
First fresh oysters of the season next
Saturday evening at Centre Produce Mar
ket. Leave your orders.
There are plenty of ducks and geese at
lHarwood's lakes and lovers of fine shoot
ing should make a trip out there.
Sun River people are predicting a big
boom in their enterprising town next
spring. They ought to have it, surely.
Do not fail to call on Hirshberg & Na
than for anything in their line. It will pay
you to do so, for they are selling great
Hats, caps, boots, shoes, slippers, trunks,
valises, etc., will be sold at net cost, at
Hirshberg & Nathan's during court week.
Fancy, and white shirts, fine under clo
thing, cashimere and flannel over shirts at
cost during court week at Hirshberg &
There are four inches of snow on a level
between Frenchman's Ridge and Arrow
creek, although traveling is not very un
Joe. Baker left yesterday for his ranch
oi the Highwood. He fears not the snow
storm nor the equinoxial, and goes when
ever he sees fit.
The Jewish population celebrated the
lay of atonement to-day and several lead
ing business houses were closed until 6
o'clock this evening.
Wall paper at COST for the next thirty
days at Roosevelt's. This is a bona fide
offer and, like all other promises made by
this house, will be kept good. 228tf
Water barrels all over the city were cov
ered with quite a heavy coating of ice this
morning. The weather is growing just a
little too cool for complete comfort.
Colonel Delaney will shortly leave for
Kansas City and the south to spend the
winter. The Colonel has done much good
work this season and is fully entitled to a
To-morrow Charley Bryer will open
a new Barber shop in the room formerly
used as the Overland hotel. Charley is one
of the best barbers in Benton and will
of the nese narmers in Juenton ann win
keep a first-class establishment.
W. H. Ford and wife, of Sun River,
left for home yesterday, accompanied by
Mrs. tlary. The party had spent several
days in the city and were warmly wel
comed by a large circle of friends.
There is a rumor that our eccentric
friend Clingan, of the River Press, swal
lowed a pin this morning. Whether it
it has been extracted or not is not known,
but he is on the streets as usual to-day.
Barney Tierney is enjoying an excel
lent busines just now and does not pro
pose to fall behind this winter. He has
r laid in a stock of coal and kerosene and
will run the bon ton place as long as there
is a man in the town.
A reporter of the RECORD took a trip to
the Teton last evening, returning early
this morning. The darkness prevented
any thorongh investigation of the country
traveled over, but something more will be
written about the trip to-morrow.
There was a large crowd at the opening
of Brownie's saloon last evening. Good
music was in attendance and this, togeth
er with a fine lunch, entertained every
body. There will always be a large run
of custom at Brownie's because he will
keep the finest stock of liquors and cigars
than can be had in the market.
The snow storm seems to have an idea
of holding out for some time to come. It
snowed considerably during the night, but
the mud is not so bad to-day as it was yes
1 terday. The atmosphere is not so chilly
as it has been for some days, although
I there is plenty of chilliness in the air.
This winter will certainly be a severe one,
t if the words of various weather prophets
can be taken.
Johnny Murphy and Billy Allen will
open the White Elephant club rooms,
over Barney Tierney's, thisevening. They
will have an elegant sideboard stocked
with the best wines, liquors and cigars
and all the popular games will be carried
on in the house. It is predicted that the
new proprietors, both being gentlemen and
square men, will do exceedingly well.
That they may is THE RECORD's wish.
A RECORD rustler spent a greater por
tion of the morning hunting up what
promised to prove a very sensational mar
riage. His efforts proved fruitless, how
ever, the proposed ceremony not taking
place. There will be no failing next time,
as the intended bride remarked, and read
ers of this paper will be treated to some
f thing rich when the ceremony takes place.
There seems to be no doubt but that a
railway to Fort Benton will be commen
ced as soon as possible. The proposed road
will be hurried through and the whistle of
the iron borse will be heard in the river
metropolis are this time next year, unless
THE RECORD is much mistaken. The line
will intercept the Northern Pacific near
Billings and will give us just the connec
r tion we need.
Jerry Flowers informs a REconD. news
gatherer that he will dispose of his saloon
in a day or so, probably to Tom Taylor,
and will leave at o"i for RHelena, where
She has a flnhe pio it o.. .red bir. Jerry
has made a bht of i rd e .I Fort ein
ton by bis unlversal crn usuesa and
gentlemanly way ai4 ihs .lgature will
be a gpoRrce of imuch regret. , TbatI ay
'pee nA~d laei h 8 ff
From Thursday's daily.
s Deputy Sheriff Caldwell returned yes
terday from Deer Lodge, where he landed
t the prisoners sentenced at the recent term
of the district court in the penitentiary.
Charley Bryer, whohas opened a barber
shop in the old parlor of the Overland ho
tel, invites all to visit him and will agree
to give everybody the best of satisfaction.
Jack Harris came in yesterday with his
men from the Marias round-up, which is
finished. The result is quite satisfactory
and the increase about what was expected.
Father Ebersville, who has been taking
a census of the Catholic families ef Fort
Benton, has completed his work here and
will leave to-morrow for Fort Assinna
Dan Kelly, who is well known in Ben
ton, leaves to-morrow to spend the winter
at his old home-Boston. The well wishes
of all who know him will follow Dan on
A. W. and G. C. Bower, the well known
sheep men on Surprise creek, are in the
city. They have some 6,000 sheep on their
ranches and own an immense amount of
Overcoats, ulsters, ulsterettes, in all
grades of goods and of the latest styles,
just received at HIirshberg & Nathan's.
The same will be sold at Eastern prices
during court week.
There is talk of erecting a creamery
near the city which shall furnish good but
ter in abundance. If the plan can be car
ried out successfully it should be under
taken at once.
W. J. Hinckley will leave to-morrow
morning for Billings, and from there take
up his journey to the States, where he
will spend the winter. THE RECORD
wishes him a pleasant journey.
James Walker, aLcompanied by a friend,
left town yesterday on horseback for a
short hunt. They returned last evening
with two large blacktail deer, which made
the trip a very profitable one.
Fires have had such an attraction for a
day or two past that pedestrians have been
very few after business hours. It is far
too comfortable in the house to permit
people to run around outside.
There does not seem to be much pros
pect of a boom in Benton this winter, but
business houses will most likely enjoy a
good trade until spring, when a genuine
boom is anticipated. It is sincerely to be
hoped that it will come, as predicted.
hoped that it will come, as predicted.
Ben Phillips came in this afternoon.
He has finished threshing at Clark's, on
r Highwood and will move at once to James
Gillett's on Willow creek, and go from
there to Wolf creek. Ben has been very
successful with his machine this year.
A dancing club, composed of leading
young people, was organized this week
and are preparing for a winter of injoy
ment. There will be plenty of good music
in Benton hereafter and the dancing club
will be means of making the long evenings
pass away most pleasantly.
A letter was received from Tommy Fin
nigan this morning, in which he states
that his sister Mary and J. J. IHealy had
not yet arrived at the time the letter was
written, but were expected daily. He
will wait at the Capital until they do come
- and then start at once for Benton.
t Fall and winter suits, beaver suits,
chinchilla suits, cashimere suits, worsted
suits, broad-cloth suits, diagonal suits,
and all other kinds of business and dress
- suits, will be sold at cost during court
3 week, at Hirshberg & Nathan's. A good
I chance to buy clothing for very little
money. Go and see them and be con
T. McCune will opon a butcher shop in
the building adjoining the Overland with
in a day or two. He purchased his tools
at Murphy, Maclay & Co.'s and is outfitted
in a splendid manner. He proposes to
give every customer the worth of his
money, and will handle nothing but the
choicest meats. Mr. McCune is a fine
butcher and willundoubtedly build up a
A. B. Coe, the well known teacher of
the Shonkin school, came into the city
yesterday, accompanied by Miss Isabella
Cobell. daughter of Joseph Cobell, Esq..
and the two were united in marriage by
Father Ebersville at the Pacific hotel.
This event has been looked for by the
many friends of the happy pair for some
time and there is no lack of congratula
tions. THE RECORD wishes them a long
I and pleasant voyage oni the matrimonial
James Irish and'wife, and J. F. Mur
phy and wife, returned last night from an
extended excursion to Highwood. They
l saw more snow than anything else, but
nevertheless caught some fine trout and
shot a few prairie chickens. They might
just as well not done so, however, for in
the hurry of their departure for town all
I the game was overlooked and left behind.
None of the parties regret the excursion,
though, as they enjoyed quite a good
Messrs. Ike Kingsbury and John Lep
ley. two of Choteau's wealthy stockmen,
are in the city. Mr. Lepley was one of
the party that discovered Silver creek, in
May, 1864--several months before she dis
covery of Last Chance. During their trip
in the early spring the party camped on
Last Chance gulch. Ophir, Carpenter's
Bar, St. Louis, and other gulches that
have since poured out their golden treas
ure. But if Mr. Lepley did not discover
the rich gulches, he has prospered in oth
er pursuits and is now one of the substan
tial citizens of Montana.-Independent.
A prominent business man has received
a number of letters from friends in Ire
Sland asking after the cattle interests of
Montana-the modns aperandi of their
handling, ect. The parties who write are
influential men, have an abundance of
capital, and propose, if the reports receiv
ed are satisfactory, to invest largely here
,next year., Foreign capital is constantly
Sbeing brought to the cattle states of the
Union and Montana will have her share.
The iamense profit derived from cattle
,raisiRg seemr fabulous tow people of the
Solder countries, who have no such invest-s
moi~4s,,and they will 1oee no ebance to pit
ther oaner inte Aneamcan beef cattle.
Horrible Experience of a Milwaukee
MILWA UKJE, Oct. 2.-The mystery sur
rounding the disappearance of the young
German girl was solved to-day and the so
lution developed one of the most horrible
stories on record. Last week the girl, Mary
Trester, aged 18, left her home to go down
street. It now appears she met a young
man whom she knew, who invited her to a
restaurant to take Rhine wine. Owing to
the social freedom existing among her
people she accepted. The wine was drug
ged, causiag her to partially lose consci
ousness, when she was placed in a carriage
and driven out of the city to a strip of
woods in the town of Wauwatosa, where
she remained for a day or two, young men
in the meantime repeatedly taking advan
tage of her helplessness. Two or three
days ago they conveyed her to the stock
yards and during the time forced her to
take whisky or other liquor, resulting in
her remaining in a half drugged condi
tion. Seventeen men visited her during
her enforced stay in this filthy place, and
she does not know whether she had any
thing to eat or nort, being unable to re
member all that transpired. Meantime
her friends and the police vainly searched
for her, and she was finally found by
Supt. Whitehead of the Humane Society,
who was driving past the old stock yards.
He observed two young men come out of
the place, who, on catching sight of the of
ficer, started on a run. He proceeded to
investigate, and in a remote corner of the
yard, lying upon a pile of hay, discovered
the young girl in a bewildered condition
and almost exhausted, thoroughly chilled
through and half starved. She was
placed in the buggy and taken to the cen
tral police station and properly cared for.
Her family was informed and she was
taken home. Officers are on the track of
Fatal Affray at a Meeting.
GALVESTON, Oct 2.-In a meeting house
at Conimaiihe Sunday afternoon, preaching
was over and the congregatio!t had gone
to the creek to witnes& the or(inance of
baptism. Robert Butcher and his brother
William, both of whom had remained in
the building, became involved in a quarrel
with Mr. Harris. Robert Butcher received
the contents of a shotgun carried by Hatlr
ris and expired within a moment. William
But' her and Harris then engaged in a
scuifle for the gun and during the struggle
Harris was pounded on the head so badly
he may die. Win. Butcher was arrested.
The origin of the difficulty is not stated.
DULUTII, October 2.-Ordiva Paulson at
Swede girl, was arrested this morning on
a charge of larceny. She has been work
ing at a steam laundry, and every day the
proprietors would have to pay for some
missing article. This morning she came
to work with some of the stolen property
on her person. She was taken before the
city justice, who fined her ten dollars and
The case of Melville Whitmore, who
has been in jail in this city for some time
on the charge of setting fire to a store at
Cloquette, came before the grand jury of
Carleton county yesterday, and they failed
to find an indictment against him. Iie was
among the numlber who broke jail here
some weeks ago. lie is now held on that
Mlurder and Suicide.
MONMoUTH, III., Oct. 2.--Mrs. Bailey,
45 years of age, wife of a commercial
traveler, and her daughter, G1 years of
age, were found dead in a corn field near
this city this morning. From a note on
her person it was evident she had killed
the child with a razor and then taken her
own life with the same weapons. The
daughter has been demented since her
birth and the mother of late had given
herself up to brooding over her daughter's
condition which impelled her awful deed.
Mrs. Van Cott is evangelizing Law
Moody and Sankey have sailed for Ire
William O'Dale Stevens, the veteran
circus rider, is dead.
Gen. Grant witnessed Jay-Eye-See's
trot with St. Julien.
Chief Justice Coleridge was entertained
in Cincinnati recently.
Gov. Curtin has rented Mrs. Dahl
green's Washington house.
Mrs. Kate Chase is at Carlsbad, where
her eldest daughter, Ethel, is studying
Thomas Beecher wears slouch hats and
justifies suicide as sometimes a Christian
President Arthur, who planned to leave
West Island the other evening, was de
tained by a storm.
Chief Justice Waite has recovered from
his hurt in the national park, and goes to
Washington this week.
Adirondack Murray's lecture in New
York was well attended Sunday, and was
fully up to his old style.
Mr. E. V. Smalley says Earl Onslow
proved, on acquaintance, to be a very
companionable gentleman, and not the
boor he was misrepresented to be.
The Hon. Isaac Buchmnan, at one time
one of the most active Canadian politicians
and an authority on finances, is sinking
fast at his home at Hamilton, Ont., and is
not expected to recover.
President Arthdr, Gov. Cleveland, Gov.
Butler, of Mass., and Ex Gov. McClellan,
of N. J., are expected to attend the lecture
of Mgr. Chapel on Charity vs Philan
thropy, which is to be delivered at the
New York Academyof Music this week,
and a box has been set apart tbr them.
Prof. Gneist, the eminent German jurist,
has arrived at N1ewport, R. 1., as the guest
ofMr. Bancroft, the historian, who cele
bratesa his eighty-third birthday to-day.
Mr. Bancroft is in the best of health and
spirits. fHe said recently tahat eleoled
forward to his birthday with a ~.'~ dae