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From Frilay's Daily.
S. C. Edgerton is in Butte city. Judge Wade is holding court at Boze man this week. Kennedy & Kelly, of the Centre Market, will sell beef by the quarter at eight cents per pound. There was 700 pounds of freight on last night's Billings coach, mostly for T. C. Power & Brother. O. A. Parsons loaded a cargo of supplies at Baker & Co.'s to-day and left for his ranch on the Shonkin. Jack Harris, superintendent of the St. Louis Cattle company, went out to the ranch to-day with supplies. John P. Ford, Sun River, has gone to Boston to accompany his sister, Mrs. Joseph S. Hill, on her journey home to Benton. «Weatherwax's teams arrived last night with lumber for the court house and work on the building will boom for some time to comle. McCune, the new butcher, will not open next to the Overland, but has rented the room adjoining W. S. Wetzel's store and will be ready for business in a few days. Charles R. Milliner, of the Overland bar, has had a neat lot of cards printed which he will use to gently remind his friends that he is on deck at that well known house. The first cranberries of the season were received on the Billings coach last night by T. C. Power & Bro. They have the old familiar look and the same exquisite taste that used to break us all up in the States. Alex. Stully, the young man who was hurt at Patterson's ranch some days ago, will recover. He has had a narrow escape, however, and will very likely be more careful in handling explosive things in the future. This ;s the way the Independent recently wrote up a little occurrence in Alder G(lhch : Dick Bickford, an Alder Gulch white man A gould king 'way back in the past Ifas married an African woman And says he's struck color at last. A RECORD representative was shown to day a marble head stone cut by Mr. Dutro for the grave of Mamie M. Jacques, who died in Benton last summer while jour neying to Calgary with her parents. The workmanship is excellent. President Viliard seems to be getting quite a quautity of the sour with the sweets of his recent triumphal boom. There is a strong'probability that he will not be president of the great Northern Pacific road very many months longer. The postmaster at Helena has been re lieved of considerable hard work by an or der which went into effect yesterday pro viding that through registered mail be tween Chicago, St. Paul and Portland will b3 carried in through pouches. lion. John W. Power arrived home on the Billings coach last evening. He has been absent from Benton something over two months and has visited New York, Boston, Chicago and other eastern cities. lie reports a most enjoyable journey. " Colonel Delaney raffled his fine gold watch at the Grand Union hotel lasteven ing and it was won by M. C. Travers, one of the proprietors of the house. The watch is a remarkably fine one. The cases were manufactured from Montana gold and the movement is the best made. Colonel Delaney had it made in Helena some ten years ago. A man who had filled his capacious stomach with a superfluity of coffin var nish and, under its soothing influence, gone to sleep on the sidewalk, was arrest ed by Marshal Healy this morning and taken before the police court. He plead guilty to the charge brought and was fined $12.20. which he paid, and was discharg ed. There were a number of other agara vating drunks noticeable on the streets, but no further arrests were made. Dutro, the stone cutter, has discovered a marble quarry a few miles from the city which promises to prove a veritable bo nanza. Mr. Dutro declines to give the ex act location of his discovery, but showed a RECORD reporter a fine sample to-day. The marble has a grayish tinge, is close grained and hard and takes a polish equal to any domestic stone known. It is claim ed it is far superior to the Michigan mar ble and is admirably adapted for building purposes. If the entire discovery is like the sample shown there can be no doubt but that M r. Dtitro has, indeed, struck it rich. Montana produces the best of ev erything and its marble is like all else, very fine. A farmer who had used a wagon with broad tires on the wheels long enough to ascertain their relative value as compared with narrow tires, writes: A four-inch tire will carry two tons over soft ground with greater ease to the team than a 2)( inch tire will carry one ton. The wheels are not so much strained by stones and rough tracks on the road, and the roads is not cut up, but, on the contrary, is packed down and kept smooth. The prevalent idea that the draught is increased by wi dening the tire is altogether baseless; on the contrary, a wide tire reduces the draught. The extra cost of the tire is repaid many times over every year in the extra work that can be done by a team. A great many persons grumble because they have to pay twenty-five cents apound for the best cuts of beef steak, but very few know the reason. A well-known: butcher informed a RECORD man last evening that he finds it almost impossible to sell anything but porterhouse and air loin steaks at any price. As a consequence a very conslderable quantity of the carcass has to be thrown away. In order to make up for this loss the price of such meat as the fastidious Bentonites will buy,mustbe placed quite high. Good st.~,t much bet ter than the average worklig mtan buysi in the States, can be purchased here atts cents a pound, and the price grduallyi rises to twenty-fve centsa. Jf. the~ptbi taste was ee aIed more ivrld f there were fewer pires-.-the peo the best steaks wogd4 be !dloe rd ably, sothe but i eby.. As * From Saturday's daily. Frank Coombs, Esq., is back from Sun River, where he went on business. Weatherwax's teams loaded a large amount of merchandise to-day to be trans ported to the Judith. The writer of the Sun River Lying club sketches in the up town organ deserves a leather medal. Such genius should not go unrewarded. Choice beefcan now be bought by the quarter at Kenneay & Kelly's at eight cents per pound. This reduction will be fully appreciated by their many patrons. Dennis Halpin returned last night from a trip to the Great Falls, where he went to hunt wolves and other game. He had a pleasant trip, but bagged no quadrupeds worth mentioning. Mr. Fuhrkin, manager for Kleinschmidt & Brother, reports business good, and promises bargains to his customers which no other house in the Territory can offer. It is worth while to call and examine the stock and prices. The roof of the engine house is now completed and is ready for painting. The work has been done in a most thorough manner, as all that of H. Wackerline & Co. is done. The only thing that remains is the painting, which, it is hoped, will not be delayed, as the house is badly needed. There will be a meeting of the Shonkin cattle association at the Grand Union ho tel next Saturday evening. At this meet ing the Shonkin Association will either be incorporated as a stock company or ar rangements made to conduct operations under what is known as the pooling sys tem. Under the latter plan each cattle owner retains his own brand, brands his own calves, and each shares alike the ex pense which may be incurred in carrying on operations. Attention is called to the notice pub lished by Father Ebersville in another column concerning services at the Catholic church. Father Ebersville has taken charge of this parish with a spirit which already shows that he intends to bring the Catholic element together in a closer bond than ever and to build the church up to a standard it has never before reached. In the work he has undertaken he will have the co-operation of every member of his denomination. The ball of the Ancient Order of United Workmen takes place on the 9th of No vember. The following committees have appointed and will conduct the affair suc cessfully if any person can: On arrange ments Joseph Hirshberg, Peter M.ac donald, Charles Rowe, Jerre Sullivan. Floor managers-S. L. Kelly, Sol. Gans berger, A. B. Keeler. On Invitation Frank Combs, Joseph Hirshberg, Max. Waterman. On Reception- T. J. David son, Richard Brennan, Sam. A. Robertson. The Independent claims to have inadver tently copied an article from THE RECORD eulogizing the gallant Colonel Ilges and humbly apologizes for doing so. Its feeble excuse for failing to do honor to a brave man is taken up by its disreputable con temporary of this city and both unite in censuring THE RECORD for its simple trib ute to a man whose 'humblest deed is far too worthy for either to emulate. When two newspapers conbine in finding fault with another for simply paying a just tri bute to a deserving person comment be comes superfluous. Four freighting outfits have started from thecity this week which have broken down in the mud. A young man rode in to-day after bolts, etc., for a train which the sticky mud broke up on the road. The mud is like glue, freighters say, and it is a bigftask to get a wagon safely over most of the country roads. Numbers of freight ers have laid up on the road and will not attempt to move until the traveling im proves. The non-arrival of these outfits has had a somewhat depressing influence upon business, owl ng partially to want of the goods they carry, but more especially to the trading which freighters always do \when in the city. They will come in with a rush next week, however, if the good weather continues, and then a miniature boom will be experienced. The telegraph. line is knocked galleywest and crooked again. Military telegraph lines are indeed "daises."' A certain well known citizen tells a story of his experi ence with the military magnetism which THE RECORD would like to repeat if it could be recalled, but the details have slip ped the writer's memory. However, he gave a message to the operator to go to Helena. Theline was found to work first rate and the message started. The whole thing was sent, word after word, but at the finish the operator learned from Shaw that the line had tumbled down only afew miles from that station just after the mes sage was commenced and only five words had reached the capital. The aforesaid citizen was unable to find out whether it was the weighty things he said that broke the line or whether it was the natural cus sedness of the wire that caused the down fall. Without wishing to be uncompli mentary, it was probably the latter.. Reports of depredations by wolves con tinue to come hi with startling regularity. A rumor eaches this office that a number of valuable animals have been le"t en the Teton near thecity and that w : v... are plenty on the Marlas. The wok e by the wolfing party sett out by t-he honki Cattle association baa been p ?utive of much good, but the wattle men ion tis range complais of a ladi t coopet on the part of owners on otP r ranges. No sooner do they get their range well cleared before bands of wolves from other sections take thele pl c thu ' drtve away. It is high thime are unanitnmu action was takes by MaeW n isee ,-aw s they ar the only auerers, #t sWr ee Twa Rco e that its wh a mattiof -e·dn. Tm ofso often an the aW e i ]e f liar with the rvag eems almost ii s t" teo, but thoe Otuotf a ta s i f From Monday's daily. Richard Maloney, of Fort Assinaboine, is the city. - James Lockridge, of Chestnut, is in the city on business. Dr. L. W. Adams, of Assinniboine, was at the Grand Union to-day. W. B. Shanks, who has a wood yard be low the Coal Banks, is in town. Mrs. James A. Massie and little son went out oh the Billings coach this morn ing. Louis Belanger, the leading merchant of Maiden, is in the city, a guest of the Grand Union. Don't you think you had better step in and see those cold-blasted feather pillows at Roosevelt's ? A three months' old child of Malcolm Morrow, jr., was buried this afternoon. The funeral was quite largely attended. Dr. G. L. Cline, who accompanied troops B and K, of the Second cavalry, to Fort Maginnis, arrived in the city yesterday and left for Assinniboine to-day. Mrs. John Carothers came in on the Bil lings coach Saturday afternoon. She will remain in the city some time. Johnny Murphy returned Sunday morn ing from Sun River, where he has been on business. He reports things booming in that enterprising little town and thinks there is a brilliant future before it. Chas. Huey, with Harris & Lewis, rat fled a horse at Gilkerson & Burge's saloon Saturday evening. Mr. Huey and Sandy Cameron tied on forty-five, and the for mer took the horse by paying Sandy ter dollars. Mrs. E. G. Maclay, mother and sister, came in on the Helena coach this morning, after rather a stormy journey. They will be gladly welcomed by a large circle of friends. L. C. Stark and John Cates went out on the Teton yesterday to see what they could capture in the way of game. Eight fine prairie chickens was the result, not count ing a rabbit which an owl stole from their cache. John M. Steel, whose ranch on the Bil lings road is well known to travelers, has been very unfortunate of late owing to sickness in his family. Sickness is a dread ful thing, but Mr. Steel seems to have been forced to put up with more than his share. R. A. Luke, Frank Lepper, A. C. Johnson, H. R. Buck and Wili Hinckley went out Saturday on a hunting expedi tion and returned yesterday with fifty-five ducks. They were shot at Harwood'sand the result shows excellent shooting, con sidering the wind. All the farmers of this section are very anxious to have a grist mill loca.. ted at this point. The feeling of unanimity which characterizes them is an earnest of the support which the mill will receive when erected. There is an excellent chance for somebody to make a fortune if they seize the opportunity now afforded here. William Winschell, of Springs Station, on the Billings road, has built a dam and prepared quite a nice lake for the recep tion of a number of salmon trout, which he is now securing in the mountains. Mr. Winschellproposes to have fish enough next year to supply all this section of the country. The euterprise will undoubtedly prove a paying one, as good fish are about as scarce as silver dollars in Benton. Mr. Winschell'slittle stroke of business will more than likely prove as fortunate as any thing he could have undertaken. J. AM. Vrooman, of that sterling young journal, the Mineral Argns, Maiden, is in the city. Mr. Vrooman came in to look up business for his paper and reports a very successful trip. The Argus is in the hands of practical men and the* manner in which it is conducted teaves no doubt as to its future success. THE RECORD wel comes it to its table with the same spirit of friendship that it welcomes the men who make it when they visit Benton. Maiden is destined to become a splendid town and one of the most prominent architect of its future will be the Argus. T. A. Cummings, Choteau county's cel ebrated locksmith, came in from the capi tal Sunday morning. He has some hard stories tA tell about the roads, and does not desire another ttip of the same kind. Snow on the Bird Tail divide, he says, is three feet deep. and travel is rendered almost impossible. The party with which Mr. Cummings traveled was nine hours and tweintv minutes riding fourteen miles from Eagle Point to Flat creek, and the journey was far from enjoyable. Mr. Cummings' clear political conscience kept him warm, hnwever, and be didn't suffer so much as he might. At a meeting of the early settlers held at J. J. Donnelly's office Saturday even ing, a committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by laws for the proposed pioneer association. The committee will meet next Tuesday evening and fix a day for a general meeting of the early settlers of Northern Montana. Following are the names of the gentlemen appointed upon the committee: J.J. Donnelly, T. F. Healy, George B. Parker, C.- E. Conrad, J. W. Power, W. 8. Wetzel, Henry Ken nerly, F. C. Roosevelt. J. H. Evans, J. M. Arnoux, Chas. Ro we Edward Dunie, J. W. Tattan and J. A. bsr use. 'A great many persons seemi t have for gotten that there is aity o f nceae re quiring the removal of all sto e - ieys, and the rep of ~ mhane with brik A majority of paorty ow er have compiped with the law, but some seem ,eteradal 'to bang nback and treat th'eon rder with contempt. "#e peason&wi dly fooled.. T. A. m nsnasty EItsq., tbusýý~ _ ,to ~i~tftý From Tuesday's Daily. Fresh oysters at Produce Market. Received daily at Centre Market, fresh oysters. Richard Maloney left this morning for Assinnabone. Fresh Highwood eggs just received at Centre Market. Nice fresh butter just received, at the Centre Market. The signal office reports indications of fair weather. This is good. A large assortment of sheets and pillow cases, at cost, at Roosevelt's. Lovers of fresh oysters call and get a can Booths' selects, at Centre Produce Market. G. R. Morris and James Wells will leave for Clagett to-morrow, the weather permitting. Quite a number of flocks of geese were noticed flying south to-day. Is it a proph esy of a storm? Rufus Payne, Esq., and daughter, Mrs. Albert Rowe, contemplate an Eastern journey at an early day. The Billings coach arrived at 9 o'clock this morning with four passengers 600 pounds of express matter. Johnny Kilkerson got away with the horse in the case of Gilkerson vs. Losseau, before Judge Kanouse yesterday. Win. Cates has located a ranch on Ar row creek, near Winschell's, and .will commence to improve it at once. Murphy, Maclay & Company now have plenty of fresh onions, having received 2,200 pounds from E. E. Parsons, yester day. A large cargo of grain has been received by Henry Wright's teams. The grain is very fine and has been disposed of at good prices. Dick Berry came in to-day from Pop lar creek and Belknap agencie's where he has been delivering cattle on Power & Brother's contract. Hungry Jim, of the Baby paper, is about to retire, so he says. But rumor asserts that it is owing to shortage of funds on his return from Helena. Lewis Belanger, the leading merchant of Maiden, accompanied by Brother Vrooman, of the Argus, left for home this morning, after spending a very pleasant time in the city. Old timers agree that this will be a mild winter in Montana, basing their predic tions upon the early storms, which, they say, argue conclusively in favor of their belief. Let us hope they are right. A slight snow, which made its appear ance just after dinner, made people hustle around for stoves. There is nothing very hilarious in a Montana snow storm, but most everybody greets them in a friendly sort of way, anyhow. J. M. Vrooman, one of the enterprising proprietors of the Mineral Argus,4publish ed at Maiden, left this morning for home, after a very successful business sojourn in the city. Mr. V. made many friends, who will gladly welcome him when he sees fit to come again. L. P. Rogron has opened a bakery in the building on the corner of Main and St. John streets, formerly occupied by the Virginia Home restaurant. Mr. R. pro poses to make his place the best in the city,and will fully succeed if he never neg lects business more than he does now. The machinery for the new Collar twen ty-stamp mill at Maiden has arrived on the ground and will be put in place at onice. It is expected the mill will start up next week some time. The owners and patent ees of the new process to be used in treat ing ores are on hand and everything will be pushed as rapidly as possible. Charley Kerr, the artist of the Historical Association, left yesterday for Highwood, where he will draw sketches of prominent men and interesting scenery for the his tory of Montana now.being prepared. Mr. Kerr is a splendid draughtsman and the work he has exhibited here has elicited a great deal of praise. On and after the first day of November, both the First National and Bank of Northern Mobtana will close at 3 o'clock p. m., instead of 4 o'elock, as now. This announcement is made by authority and 3 o'clock will continue to be the hour of closing through the winter. Business men and others will please govern them selves accordingly. Reverend Mills is now at Sun River, whither he went yesterday morning. He is a determined sort of a man, this Rever end Mills,and proposes to straighten up his recent difficulty with the Sun River peo pie at the earliest possible date. .THE REcoRD hopes there will be a noticeable lack of ill feelling and that the previous misunderstanding may be amicably ad justed. H. D..Burghardt, superintendent of the Clendenin Mining and Smelting company, paid THE RECORD a pleasant call this af ternoon. Mr. Burghardt is one of those enterprising young men who wear old heads and whose superior ability as a man aver has given him a prominence which few men attain. He is always heartily welcoimed at THE RECORD office and his visits are too few to si those whbd control this truly religious journal. In conveisation with a Raot. reporter this moernlng Colonel M. J. Leaming in forwaed ti news hunter that the work of imeprovement on ibishep h, on Little Wiiolw creekis, s ing steadily on,. His mee, have fithe corrals and sheds -eOily yore they areea 'll at . 'e hesi on, th ranch atre sl *1 aecondt and w nge g h is quite bin over `olooed a 4s 4Ad 4A a. From Wednesday's daily. Horse thieves are reported bad near Maginnis. A little son of Charley Rowe is quite ill with fever. One passenger went out on the Billings coach to-day. James M. Wells and G. R. Norris left this morning for Clagett. There were two passengers went out on the Barker coach this morning. Secretary McCutcheon has returned to Helena from a visit to the States. Joseph M. Giroux, a well known ranch man from Highwood, is in the city. J. D. Weatherwax left this morning for Utica, his teams having preceded him. The weather has been beautiful all day and overcoats were temporarily thrown aside. The Helena coach arrived at two o'cloek this morning, well loaded with passengers and express.. E. S. Strickland, a popular insurance man of San Faansisco, left this morning for Helena, after spending a week or more in the city. Miss Edith Brinkman has taken a place in Mrs. Livingstone's dressmaking estab lishment and will shortly become Benton's favorite dressmaker. Some 20,000 lbs. of government freight arrived yesterday on the way from Broad water's landing to Fort Shaw. This is the last shipment of supplies to Shaw for this season. Colonel M. Delaney, having completed his years, work as quartermaster's clerk at this point will leave for Kansas City, via Helena, to-morrow, The Colonel will be followed by the good wishes of many friends. The main topic of conversation to-day among business men was whether council has any right to tax the property of relig ious denominations and charitable institu tions. The variety of ideas and opinions would make a book, but it would never do to publish them. Joe. Trombly went out hunting Monday and withing a few miles of George Croff's place shot four antelope. Yesterday morning while getting ready to come he shot four more, making eight fine ani mals in all. Joe is pretty proud of his success and will soon go on to the war path again. The city council met last evening as a board of equalization. A number of com plaints from dissatisfied persons we re ad justed to the satisfaction of the aldermen and the city assessor ordered to make an assesssment of the property of church societies and benevolent institutions, the same being considered taxable by the council. Petitions are being circulated to be for warded to the Post Office Department, ask ing for the establishment of post offices at Saharra and Welch's. The last named point is at the crossing of the Billings and Fort Maginnis road over Flat Willow creek. Saharra is at Hugh Cameron's ranch, about midway between Flat Wil low and Bercail, the distance between be ing upwards of 20 miles. Postal service in these sections veryis much needed. The importance of having a line of sta ges put on 'between Benton and White Sulphur Springs, via Niehart and Barker, cannot be over estimated. There would be much travel and a great deal of business brought to this city if such a route were established. The people of White Sulphur Springs are very anxious to have the mat ter attended to at once, and some steps should be taken as soon as possible which will secure the result dvsired. Concerning the chase after Clark, the horse thief who escaped from the Meagher county jail, the Husbandman says: "As Mr. Baldwin came in from Sheep creek last week he met Clark, the horse thief, going in the direction of Neihart mounted upon a good horse and carrying a Win chester rifle. Rustling Under Sheriff Kyes started at once in pursuit and has not been heard from since. Clark will not probably be taken alive, and Kyes will not likely -give up the chase as long as he can get any trace of him. A collison is, therefore, not improbable at any time." It is probable that if Colonel Ilges ac tually leaves the army, he will give a series of lectures before settling down to the practice of law. The Colonel is a flu ent speaker, and is brimful of original ideas and quaint notions that would please any audience. His experience among the Apache Indians is one of the most won derful in the history of border warfare and would make a most excellent subject for one or many lectures, and if delivered at Benton would command big houses. It is hoped the Colonel" will fayor Benton with at least one entertainment. A lady travelling through North Caro lina writes home that among the" country people there seems to be only one house hold appliance-a tin basin. It was first used for milking; next the biscuits were mixed in it; then it came into play as a wash basin; afterwards the baby was washed in it; then it was used for cook ing hominy, and, finally the dishes were .rashed in it. The "News Comments" outlaw was about to attach a very natural supposition to this list of uses, but the managing editor interfered, saying it would be absolutely cruel to fire such a thing at the people during suar sultry weather. The ne adman, te1ls this story of a highway robbery wljch recently.occurrd in the vlcinity of the Spr"ng` 'One r, storny day aItwes a ma er front. i. Marray's quart. camp,: ou Mile creek, was returing home ro the Springs .hewas over ak= by a 'M men whrm ita sai reteahartn pd who ladbeen - trac wad d mrkl Mi This is the most dastardly piece of high way robbery we have heard of, and no means should be left undone to bring the offenders to justice, as they can be easily identified." F. W. Thompson was before Judge Ka nouse yesterday charged with raising a check for $13.30 to $43.30. The check was given by Henry Wright to Thompson and the alteration was not discovered for some time. Sheriff McDevitt overhauled the prisoner at Sun River, however, and brought him back to this city. Thompson was placed under $1,000 bonds to appear before the spring term of the district court, in default of which he was sent to jail, where he will remain until the grand jury meets. J. C. Allen, who has charge of the log drive for E. G. Maclay, came in Saturday night and went out this morning with a number of men to finish the work in hand. The logs are now just above the falls and will be brought down at once. Mr. Allen is confident of success in his undertaking, but has some trouble in finding men who are able to stand the hard work incident upon the drive. He thinks he has a good crew this time, however, and if his confi dence is not misplaced the work on the drive will be finished within a few days. THE RECORD is strong in its hope that Mr. Maclay's enterprise may prove a success, both on his account and that of the public generally. A meeting of the old settlers of Cho teau county was held at the office of Colonel J. J. Donnelly last evening, but was qnite slimly attended, owing to the council meeting and other good causes. A constitution was, however, partially draft ed and then submitted to a committee to report to a meeting to be held next Mon day evening. The object of the Old Set tler's Association is of a benevolent nature and the aim of the members will be to look after each other in case of illness or death. A bond of sympathy existed be tween those men who came here at a time when it required a brave heart and strong body to live, which none but themselves can fully appreciate. As the number gradually decreases this bond grows stronger and the remaining few propose to stand by one another in the future just as tenaciously as they did in the days gone by. The society, when once formed, will become an institution of the city and much good will result from its workings. THE RECORD, being old-timer itself, is in entire sympathy with the organization, and is ready to extend it a helping hand at any time. Military Changes. The order relieving Gen. Sherman from command of the Army, at his own re quest, to take effect November 1st., was issued recently. It assigns Lieut. Gen. Sheridan to the command of the Army, with Headquarters at Washington; Gen. John M. Schofield to cemmand of the Military Division of the Missouri, with headquarters at Chicago; Gen. John Pope to command of the Military Division of the Pacific and Department of California, with headquarters at San Francisco; Gen. C. C. Augur to command of the Depart ment of the Missouri, with headquarters at Fort Leavenworth: Gen. R. S. McKen zie to command of the Department of Tex as, with headquarters at San Antonio; and Gen. Hancock to his present command of the Military Division of the Atlantic and the Department of the East, into which the Departmentaof the South is merged. A Humor Denied. A somewhat sensational paragraph which appeared in the morning organ re ferring to an event which occurred on Front street last night is replied to by J. C. Bourassa as follows: To the Editor of THE IJRCORD. This morning's River P.ress has a local about Mr. Roosevelt getting nearly dam aged for life by a glass thrown out of my saloon. I wish distinctly to state, that whoever got up such a canard has delibe rately lied, with what intention I have not the least idea, as no such thing happened near my premises. J. C. BoURAssA. Catholic Services. Sunday services at the Catholic church: 8 a. m., first mass; 10:30 a. m., high mass, during which the pastoral of Right Rev erend John Baptiste Brondelwill be read; 2 p. m, Sunday school; 3:30 p. m. ves pers, sermon and benediction. Hence forth the church bell will be rung on the followiug occasions: Daily, for the An gelus, at 6 a. m., 12 m. and 6 p. m. and for the mass at 7:45 a. m. On Sundays and feast days for the early mass once viz: at 7:45; for high mass twice, viz: at 10 and 10:15, and for the vespers, S. B., twice, viz; at 3 and 3:15. 'The church time will always be set right according to Mr. Lanning's regulator, and all services will be commenced exactly at the time ap pointed. The Boller Exploded.. BELPRE, O., Oct. 23.-A boiler explod ed at the pump factory this afternoon and nine persons were Injured, four of whom will probably die. O'Lagrange died in an hour, Chas. Cranston, Jas. Iutchinson, Geo. Gurlaos, Frank Bookhast and Will Howell were severely burned. Geo. Mil ler had ale bro in two places. A Murderer C(nteesion. RocXPORT, Ind,, Oct. 23.-Frances J. Kelly, arested Ifllnois for murder, reached here lst night and made a con ifeion that iav;ng been threatened by R. I. rett, nr of a ittge trtg boat, Eat eeeaped~,S The Four Trials There was once an old monk who was walking through a forest with a little scholar by his side. The old man sudden ly stopped and pointed to four plants close at hand. The first was just beginning to peep above the ground; the second had rooted itself pretty well into the earth; the third was a smart shrub; whilst the fourth and last was a full sized tree. The the old monk said to his young co!npanion : "Pull up the first." The boyeasily pulled it up with his fingers. "Now pull up the second." The youth obeyed, but not so easil,-. "And the third." But the boy had to put torth all his strength, and use both arms berore he suc ceeded in uprooting it. 'And now," said the master, "try your hand upon the fourth." Bt lo ! the trunk of the tall tree (grasped in the arms of the youth) scarcely shook its leaves; and the little fellow found it impossible to tear its roots from the earth. Then the wise old monk explained to his scholar the meaning of the four trials. "This my son, is just what happens with our passions. When they are very young and weak, one may, by a little watchful ness over self, and the help of a little self denial, easily tear them up, but if we let them cast their roots deep down into our souls, then no humani power can uproot them, the Almighty hand of the Creator alone can pluck them out. For this rea son, my child, watch well over the first movements of your soul, and study by acts of virtue to keel) your passions in check." Looking up Testimony. "Well, what kind of a breakfast did you have?" inquired a slightly shabby-looking individhal, taking a seat in front of the hotel, and addressing a commercial trav eler. "Worst lay out I ever struck on my whole route. Horrible spread to dish up to a hungry man." "The steaks would have half-soled a pair of kip boots." "You bet: why the coffee was so trans pa.ent I could see samples of the cook's hair curled up in the bottom of the cup." "And we couldn't tell the difference be tween the butter and sweet oil." "No, and the bread was the worst case of sour mash I ever saw in my life." "And the baked potatoes were just warmed through and as solid as a dornick." "Yes, and they tried to palm off three different dishes of yesterday's cold soup for a new species of hash." "And the roast looked like a piece of charcoal." "Bet your life; and the batter-cakes nothing less than raw dough." "And the waiters were saucy and indif ferent." •'Yes, one of 'em picked up a chair and offered to hit me with it if I called for any more iced tea. I'd like to see the landlord of this ranch. I'd like to see him as a cu riosity. Hle must be the ornyiest cuss in fourteen States." "Well, I've been thinking some of re jhvenating this establishment for quite a while, and, being the landlord, I'm taking a quiet stroll in and out among the guests their views. I always like to strike a live, radical kicker like yourself, because then I get in all the important testimony for the prosecution, and know just where to begin with my reconstruction. Just stop here on your way back, and you'll find different arrangements." says He is Charlie Rloss. POTLAN.D, Me., Oct. 24.-A young man here claims to be the missing Charlie Ross. lie says he was kept in a dark room four years and subsequently taken to Brazil. Sold. ST. Louis,. Oct. 23.--The extelnsive works of the Beef Canning coml)anyy in East St. Louis were sold to-day by order of the court under the foreclosure of the mortgage for $158,205, the purchoser being Isaac H. Knox, for the bondholders, re presented by Alex. HI. White, trustee. Ku Klux Trials. ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 23.-The Banks county kuklux trial began to-day. Calvin Bush testified that a mob stripped him and gave him 175 lashes. Witness undressed and showed the scars. Ben Sanders tes tified that he was shot three times and left for dead. The Zora Burns Inquest. Lxncoi.x, Ill., Oct. 26.-At Zora Burns' inquest Thomas M. Dukes, who was en gaged to marry the murdered girl, proved an alibi. The father of Zora testified that she had shown him two letters from A. A. Carpenter, now under arrest for her murder, and read portions of them to wit ness. The dead girl had claimed that Carpenter was owing her some money and she had stated before leaving home that shOvwas going to Lincoln to collect it from him. Brutal Murders. DENVER, Col., Oct. 26.-The Repub ican Rosita (Col.) says: Last night two Mexicans, names unknown, went to a house near Gardiner where a dance was going on, and while standing outside fired several shots into the house killing two Mexicans, one of whom was owner of the house, and two white men, one a son of a prominent citizen of this county. Intense tment prevails and the sherifftwith a posse is tn hot pursuit and 1y00i gits pro, RRb XuW4DS, 2- Y. Ot iS-~nd