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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
«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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From Tuesday's Daily.
Fresh oysters at Produce Market.
Received daily at Centre Market, fresh
Richard Maloney left this morning for
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
G. R. Morris and James Wells will
leave for Clagett to-morrow, the weather
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
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
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
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
From Wednesday's daily.
Horse thieves are reported bad near
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
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
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
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
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 -
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
"Bet your life; and the batter-cakes
nothing less than raw dough."
"And the waiters were saucy and indif
•'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
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
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

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