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From Fri lay's Daily.
ls:t:tc Churchill returned from his ranch this afternoon. Ernest Peterson, of T. J. Todd & Co.'s. is taking a short vacation. II. C. Linnekohl and Joe Covert came in yesterday from Rocky Point. Fisher and Stalk are purchasing a large bill of goods of II. J . Wackerlin & Co. Capt. Nelse is suffering from rheuma tisml. It is hoped the attack may not prove a seriouS one. J. F. Wegner, agent for A. M. Holter & Brother, will soon start a dairy at the mouth of Sun river. ( . II. Iluey, for several months past with Hlarrls & Lewis, left for his home in Min neapotlis this morning. Mike Ilealy, with nine Bull teams is hauling freight from Rocky Point for BIroad water,McCulloh & Co., Assinaboine. Frank Newman left for Assinnaboine to-day to tatke charge of the telegraph of lice at that place, relieving Mr. B. O. L,+noir. 1B. Allison, with six Bull teams belong ing to T. C. Power & Brother is en route to Benton with supplies, from Rocky Point. Miss Isabel (lark, a sister of Horace Clark, is prepat et to give music lessons. Miss Clark is a fine musician and fully qualified to teach. The report that X. Beidler brought in a horn from the last buffalo is a mistake. The last buffalo was killed by G. R. Nor ris on his recent trip to Clagget. Ranchmen are in town in great num bers. All buying their winter suppliee. All the stores seem to be doing a rushing business, and the hotels are crowded. W. S. Wetzel is putting up a large stock of goods for Dan McKay & company, to be taken to their log camp on the upper Teton. W. A. Kelly, with two mule teams, ar rived from Joe Kipp's saw mill with ten thousand feet of dimension lumber to-day. Milt Endsley is on the way and will be here in a day or two with twenty thousand feet, all consigned to I. G. Baker & Co. Joe Kipp is expected daily. The man McFall, who was arrested yesterday for being drunk on the streets, was put in the cellar of the jail. After re maining thus confined for a few hours a lucky thought struck him--he opened the window and crawled out, and has not yet been captured. Mr. McFall is a man of many expiedients. Messrs. A. M. HIolter & Co. will have a planing mill in operation at Big Falls City by the 1st of April next. They have con tracts to deliver 1,000,000 feet of lumber at the same place-part to be delivered this fall. the balance in the spring. The en terprise of Messrs. HIolter & Co. will prove a remunerative one without doubt. We are informed that Cyprian Matt has started a town ot his own at Warm Springs, at the head of the Little Rocky. The settlement is composed of one cabin and twelve or fourteen lodges. A few nights ago some marauding Indians, sup posed to be Crees, stole fourteen head of horses from Bird Chlef, a Gros Ventre In- 1 dian, who was camped at Matt's place. Perry Aspling and Julius Hirshberg re- i turned this morning from an extended trip up the Teton as tar as the Old Agency, and confirms the statements made by our correspondent who recently visited that place. They report that settlers are com ing in very fast, and many of the good lo cationson the Teton and Muddy are taken up. c We were shown a shanty in the alley this afternoon which has been built with a total disregard of the ordinance prohibit ing the erection of such buildings within the fire limits. This particular building was shingled with canvas and lined with the same material, and is only one of the many fire traps which adorn the alleys. But the city officials don't care. A dozen stovepipes sticking out of shin gle roofs about as inflamable as gunpow der, momentarily threaten the town with a general conflagration. The owners of the property don't care much, and the city offi cials care less, and yet the tax payers are called upon to pay seven mills on the dollar to support these same officials. What a farce this city government is. Dave Thompson, freighter, met with quite a serious accident this morning. Just beyond Highwood, while hunting his stock, the horse he was riding stumbled and the rider was thrown, dislocating his shoulder and breaking his arm. He was brought to Arnoux's ranch and a messen ger sent in for Dr. Wheelock, who depart ed immediately. Thompson was loaded with general merchandise for Barker. In a letter to THE RECORD, Patrick Ford, editor of the Irish World, states that he has just received a call from England for a further remittance of £1,000 ($5,000) to be used in the defence of O'Donnell, the slayer of Carey, the informer. This is the third call Mr. Ford has received and he estimates that the expense of the trial will not be less than $30,000. Ail good and loyal Irishmen are requested to send in to Mr. Ford all the change they have and, the letter concludes, "full credit will be paid to everyone who does a man's work in O'Donnell's behalf." Harry D. Corbett, an old friend of the city editor of THE RECORD, writes from Heron, the new town established near the Cucur d' Alene gold fields, that he is on his way to the land of promise, accom panied by another Leadville friend, A. J. Smith, and says further, "The trail from this point is being built and as soon as it is finished we will start in and try our luck. You see, like all Leadvillians, we easily take mining fever and follow the leader on to, perhaps, bankruptcy. I will let you know my opinion of the much talked of diggings when I get on the ground and take a look around) and I will give it to you straight." As Mr. Corbett is one of the best posted miners in the country his opinions will be Valuable and, THE RECORD will be only too. hippy to publish them. If nothing else does, the accident to Dave Thompson, shows the nece,4dty of immediately completing the Sisters' boa pital. In propot on 'od±pti"u mo. . accidents happen in this county than any h other in Montana. How many lives have been lost through want of proper medical " attendance and care, cannot be estimated. The best medical skill can accomplish lit e tle unless the patient can be made com fortable, and this, of course, is impossi- r ble, with present facilities. Has it ever occurred to the property owners of this county that one of the reasons why the Northern Pacific favored Helena d land Missoula as railroad towns was the al very excellent Sisters' hospitals which e b those places contained. One of the prin- tt cipal attractions of Helena has always 9 been her excellent facilities for the sick and injured, and it perhaps has had as much as anything else to do with her of present prosperity. til 3 Death of Tommy Black. Cf Nearly all men who have been acquaint- bi ed for years with Missoula and her people te will remember Tommy Black. Tommy P1 died Thursday, Oct. 25th, at the hospital, fa after being an inmate of the place five days. He was born in Ireland, was 68 W years of age, was considered quite a local be character by his friends and acquaint- th ances, and was very original in his ex- w pressions. He was given to "guzzling a to quantity of truck," so that at times he he could scarcely "prope," but, no matter w; how much his feet became entangled, his la mind was ever active and his wit sharp, m and there never was anything the matter N with his lungs. He died on our publica- pa tion night of last week, and therefore his M death was not generally known and folks ne who would have gone to his funeral did co not attend, there being but six persons tu present. Then, too, the county bearing hil the expense, he was buried in the same bu grave on Friday with another county "t patient who died on Friday morning. ca Hearing of the careless and miserable way wi in which Tommy was hurried to the grave pr some of his acquaintances were quite in- bh dignant, and Mr. T. J. McNamara.on the Monday had the body taken up and put in wk a grave by itself. Mr. Black wai a resi dent of Cedar in the old mining days, and, we understand, has a wife and two step daughters living in Nevada. But, how ever little respect the deceased had for hini- ga self, his name will be mentioned in Mis- ev soulabyolIl timers when other and better ed men will have been quite if not entirely forgotten.-Missoulian. . pri e f Coal at Sand Coulee. Mr. E. E. Bywaters informs our report er thata splendid vein of coal has been dis covered at Sand Coulee and various parties residing in that locality are working their rt espective claims with more or less suc cess. Mr. Bywaters is at present working a vein which Mr. Qually, late superintend e ent of the mines owned by the N. P. R. R., in Washington Territory, says it is of a superior quality. The vein is six feet s and two inches thick. It is even of a better quality than :he Deep creek coal, with the advantage of being twenty miles nearer to 1 Benton. Mr. Bywaters is enthusiastic over the discovery, and, is now in town with a view to getting men to work the mine. He has purchased tools of Wacker - lin & Co. and intends to prosecute, the work during the winter. He has drifted in quite a distance and is ready now for 1 rooming out. With the two mines on Belt creek we may hope for cheap fuel another r season. t " A Remedy for Diphtheria. St. John Telegraph. I One of our most esteemed city physi cians who, with modesty becoming his worth, does not wish to have his name ap i pear in print, sends us the following in re ference to the treatment of diphtheria: SOtserving the frequency and fatality of : diphtheria, I would suggest the following remedy, that I have now used in nine con secutive cases, with uniform good results. The remedy can be kept in every house, and, in suitable doses, can be given to children of any age without injury. I might say that, in connection with this medicine, I have always used a cold water pad around the throat from ear to ear. In the case mentioned above, no gargle or topical application was used :-Solution of Chlorine; Liquor Chlori; or Chlorine .Water, are the names it is known by at the druggists. The dose is from ten to twenty drops in sweetened water, every two, three or four hours. This very thoughtful act on the part of our correspondent is deserving of the warmest praise. Those who know what a dreadful scourage diphtheria is will be deeply grateful to their unknown friend who, in the largeness of his heart, makes known this remedy. In his note, he says he does so that people living at a distance from a physician may know of it. From Saturday's daily. The Knights of Pythias will give a ball on the 29th. You can get good bargains in furniture at Rooseve It's. Don't forget that T. C. Power & Bro. have Burt's celebrated shoes. Tom Coatsworth's teams left this morn ing for Belt creek for a load of coal. Bed lounges, wardrobes, writing desks, etc., in great variety at Roosevelt's. F. W. Bucksen & Co. received to-day 500 boxes of choice Michigan apples. Business has revived within the last three days and merchants generally say they are doing well. Ed. Lewis' teams arrived from Helena to-day with merchandise for W. S. Wetzel and F. W. Bucksen & Co. Fresh oysters to-day at Higgins & Ayres. We are informed that these par ticular oysters are all Saddle Rocks;. some of them as large as your hand. Dennis Halpin is recovering fowt seve~r hemorrhage of the nose. He bo beeniaf flicted for eve~ril days but t~L. donor. now consider him out of danger. fmA telegr. feo m L. bae lng correspoindent, IellW4, aib dak 10 as follows: Vase UX S. vi. #tiUton 45I, Louis cadist o 0. tried to day. - of proeeeu 0prtednted dense to piopatt. %odog d -ai·· ssad. WHISKY OR BLOOD. e 1 "A Bad Aman" All Wool and a Yard Wide. Late last evening a man whom we may call J.ohn Doe, walked into the sample 1 rooms of Mr. George Newkirk on Main street and asked for a drink. Mr. Foster, who happened to be within the bar, promptly placed the desired article upon the counter. As the thirsty customer was about to help himself to the tempting bev erage, Mr. Newkirk, who was sitting in the parlor adjoining the bar-room, told Mr. Foster to give him nothing unless he put up the regular twenty-five cents in advance. Mr. Newkirk knew the man as one who had satisflfed his inner self many times at his rooms, but had never paid a cent for the accommodation. When the genial Bob heard the order to "down c brakes," he replaced the glass and decan ter and left the thirsty soul to contem plate the coveted fluid "so near and yet so far." But this "bad man" who felt that he I was all wool. and a yard wide, was not to be put off in this manner. He turned to t the door leading to the parlor and asked what it all meant. Mr Newkirk plainly " told him hecould get nothing there unless he paid for it in advance, and as it was n warm Mr. N. drew off his overcoa: and t' laid it on a chair. At this time the "bad 1' man" remarked that he thought he (Mr. o Newkirk) meant what he said. Without paying any attention to the observation, fi Mr. Newkirk sat down; picked up a Mi- r ner and devoted his attention to the moral ii column of the paper. His back being v turned to the "bad man" he didn't see g him reach for his gun in his hip pocket, & but officer Micklejohn did, and as the v "bad man" leveled it at Mr. Newkirk, he n caught the weapon under the hammer, 'I which came down upon his hand, thus fl preventing what might have resulted in bloodshed. Officer Micklejohn marched I the would-be assassin to the oooler. It ci was a close call for George.-Miner. s] n was a close can ior Learge.-minTer. lBall at the Choteau House. The Ancient Order of United Workmen gave a ball at the Choteau House last evening. The Choteau House was select r ed in preference to other hotels beeause it is well known that Mr. Sullivan, the pro prietor, spares no pains or expense to make this class of entertainments successful, re gardless of profit. About thirty couples were present. The supper was superb, and the ball a success in every respect. Ts his was the celebration of the first r year's labor of Montana Lodge No. 9, it having been instituted one year ago the g 9th of this month, and we are glad to re port the favorable auspices under which it emerges into its second year. The f ball was a perfect success in every particu t lar, and although the number was not a r arge one, yet the pleasurable event will e long be remembered by those who "trip ped the light fantastic." c The music, composed of violin and harp, was excellent. Bounced. e DEER LODGE, NOV. 6.-Little of im portance has transpired since my last, yet one or two items of news at hand suggest that I append them for publication. Last night orders came from the "pow ers that be" to discharge Col. Botkin, warden of the penitentiary, and M. M. Lockwood, who acted in the capacity of deputy warden. Just what brought about this sudden happening no one can tell. A shot time ago a government inspector was here nosing around, and while he was treated superbly, not only by the affable f Col. Botkin, but by the citizens generally, it is suspected he was unkind enough to send in an ugly word to the department. Of course the colonel was not particularly attached to the thankless situation and often spoke ot resigning. Your correspon dent merely echoes the sentiment of this community in expressing regret that the . genial Colonel Botkin is no longer con nected with the "Pen." As to Mr. Lock wood, it is alleged that he was too fond of the "ardent" for an efficient guard, al though he had served in that capacity for over four years, and has had many nar row escapes from the jaws of death. Mr. E. G. Creel, a guard, has been elevated to the wardenship, but it is thought to be temporary. Some pet, no doubt, will find his way thither from afar at no distant f day. We await further developments be fore saying turther.-Correspondence Butte Miner. From Monday's daily. C. G. Griflfth, E.q., is back from an ex tended surveying expedition. L. J. Howell, a prominent sheep raiser of the Judith basin, arrived to-day. Severance & Co's. teams are loading to 'ay for Maiden and Intermediate point. The familiar forms of Pres. Lewis and Al. Hutchinson are noticeable about town. A large amount of goods were, shipped to Dinsmore's new store at Maiden to-day. The Indian summer is a failure so far. The name had better be changed to win ter. The Helena coach took out twelve pas sengers this morning. It made quite a load. H. D. Burghardt, superintendent of the Clendenin Mining and Smelting company, came in Saturday. The coachea cxttnue to bring in large numbers of passengers, and the hotels Sshow fall registers. Wackerlin & Co., are doing a splendid business for this season.. Their entire force is busy putting up orders from the country. Charlecy KendaUll, th. ezpres man, ic. nds toe lave.for bis home in New York state next Thursday. He willbe gone all Swinter. SC'2liga% , othe infmnttlitiljoIn, is ti ci~hampion French goal plqer of the city. le k a "diaisy" At nost *yth1ing, this khalve lass iispene thir Io most b *ss r g us from since the election. They take their time over there. Milt Endsley will load to-day 90,000 pounds of merchandise for Joe. Kipp, and on his return will bring in lumber from the Marlas saw mill. Newton Sheppard has added several rooms to the house on his ranch on the Barker road, at the crossing of Highwood. He has one of the best houses on the road, and will keep a first-class bar. The city council of Fort Benton is one of the mysterious things which no fellah can find out. Some of their strokes of enterprise are so perfectly astounding as to make the whole community groan with disgust. There was a large audience to greet Rev erend J. J. Garvin, at the Methodist church last evening. Reverend Garvin preached a most eloquent sermon and made a lasting impression upon those who listened to his discourse. He is a splendid speaker and a hard worker in the church. Judge MeSweeney, of Barker, who has been spending several days in the city, took the Billings coach this morning for his ranch on Wolf creek, where he will re main for a day or two and then return to Barker. The judge is one of those genial men whom it is good to meet and his visit to Benton was thoroughly enjoyed by a large circle of friends. May he come oftener is their wish. E. G. Maclay returned late last night from a visit to his men up the river. He reports that the logs are now over the falls in safety and that in four or five days they willbe landed safely in Benton. This is good news, indeed, not only for Mr. Maclay himself, but the public generally, who will be enabled to get fire wood at a much less price than is now being paid. There will be little liability of a wood famine this winter. n Reverend Fackenthall, of Marshalltown, d Iowa, preached yesterday in the Episcopal .t church to a large congregation. As a speaker the reverend gentleman has few equals and his short discourses were listened to with rapt attention from begin ing to end. The lack of singing was badly t elt, but its loss was borne without grumb ling. It is hoped Reverend Fackenthall wt ill remain in Benton, as the services of such a man are certainly required in thor e oughly reorganizing the Episcopal society. In speaking of the farcial case of alleged fraud brought against Judge J. W. Tat tan and Ed. Smith in the District Court at Helena, the Independent says: "It will be rt emembered that certain Republican hun t gerers afteroffice, and Territorial Repub e lican papers in general, haye been doing a good deal of loud talking about glaring h Democratic frauds in the election of 1882, e Choteau county in particular being a lo cality in which these so-called frauds a were said to have been committed. Judge II John W. Tattan, of Fort Benton, and Ed. Smith, of the same place, were indicted (bribery, if we remember aright, figuring conspicuously in the charges),aud the cases were to have been tried at the present term of court. United States District Attorney DeWitt (the indictments were found be fore he came into office) on looking into the evidence decided that there was no ground whatever for action, and the ca ses were accordingly dismissed-Smith's yesterday and Judge Tattan's on Thurs- 1 day-much against Judge Tattan's wish es, he insisting that in his case at least the trial should go on and a full investigation I t be made. But the prosecution withdrew, L and that of course ended it." r LIaST OF LETTERS. r Letters remaining in the post-office at Fort Benton, M. T., for the week ending > November 10, 1883: Allen J C Allen James Aitken Wm Ames J W Arthur Wim D Ault Mrs. Loura t BeauchyE T Bender James Berin Leander Brown Eugene 5 Brown Hieber Brown Jas S Cameron David Cameron W D 2 Clark Barney Cather Iova t Click David Mc Cloney Dennis Conn Louis 2 Criss Norman r -Crockin H M Fenkell E L Flick O J Finch J W Fishbback Henry Goselin Jos 2 Jordan Thamas H Hartel James Hurley Pat Jennings H B Kavanaugh J 2 Kelly Millie 9 Link Frank Olson J Omaley Gea Parke Jas M 2 Phillips C W Sherwood Albert C c Singleton Bill Smith Booker Wm e Sprinkle Robt Talgo P R Tapio Jose Asceuio Thrailkill C W 4 t Thomas W H Thurston F F 3 Vivion T J 2 Walker Chas 3 c Walley Albert M Welsh James Wilbur A E Wolff Max Wright Wm Yatto J Zimiherman Jacob Persons calling for the above letters will please say "advertised." M. A. FL.uAAaN, P. M. I From Tuesday's Daily. Chickens are reported numerous on Highwood. d Paris Gibson left this afternoon for Big Falls city. There was one drunk before the police court yesterday. 300 bbls choice Michigan applea at T. C. Power A& Bro's. Fresh oysters' and prairie chickensat Higgins & Ayres. C. G. Griffith has nearly completed the plat of Big Falls City. W. G. Conrad left St Louis on the 5th inst for Millwood, Virgina. Mrs. Carrothers arrived from Arrow Creek on the Billings coach. Me r. E. E. Ingersoll, who has been east for several weeks, is expected dack daily. The Billlng's coaih came in at six o'clock k this morning with 800.poune4 of express I matter. Jbe Kipp pulledr ot for home this afternoon, afte tspeiaI;ng several days in r, than. city ost a . S ix incis of now -Ireprted on the road betwen te tn Wm. Rowe and J. C. O rd, lgh wo. SJu tom Thoy arem ^f bQ~In moaur 4~kii ir every preparation for their coming ball. The affair promises to be a most successful 0I one, both socially and financially. Id Tuck Lambert left for Cora creek on m the Billings coach this mornilig. The following letters are at the postoffice al held for postage: J. H. Word, Woodside Pe P. O., Magentic, P. Q., Canada; S. M. 1. Sampson, Boulder city, Colorado. 1, The following legend appears on the City Hall door to day; ie "No fuel, h Froze out." )f The first snow of the season worthy of ts the name fell last night and the ground is ;h quite thickly covered. The festive small boy was out with his sled and snow balling was indulged in by the youngsters on all st sides. n Joe Kipp's saw mill has been moved d again and is ready for business once more. o The work of removal was quite difficnlt, d owing to snow, but, like everything Mr. 1. Kipp undertakes, was carried out success s fully. r, George Wright, a printer employed by r TIIE RECORD mourns the loss of the end of one of his thumbs, which was amputated o by accident last night. George will be d kept from work for some time, it is pre it sumed. a For the first time in the history of Ben e ton the town is likely to be well supplied with lumber and fuel this winter, but t prices are not likely to be much lower than e usual, owing to expensive transportation a and the ever increasing demand. 9 James Cummings, one of the trio who s were charged with stealing wood from James Stanford was convicted in Judge SKanouse's court this morning. The others a are awaiting trial. Cummings was sen i. tenced to twenty days in the county jail. The house and two lots, corner of Frank lin and Arnoux streets, were sold to-day at sheriff's sale to satisfy a judgment and ex 1 ecution in favor of Water man & McIntire a vs Richard Mee. Several bidders were V present and the property was finally sold e to J. J. Kennedy for thirteen hundred dol - lars. y From James Graham, who just returned from Belt Creek we learn that Geisey's five teams, Henry Wright's three teams, Coatsworth's tNo teams, Dennis Cloney's two teams, Castner'l and Crawford's three teams, are loading at Castner's with coal. Total capacity of the transportation is 220, - 000 pounds. Through the kindness of Mr. Morgan, the signal service observer and operator at this point, THE RECORD has received a somewhat unique book published by the weather bureau entitled "Weather Pro verbs." The work is one of great interest and contains a great deal of valuable in formation. THIE RECORID returns its best thanks to Mr. Morgan for the gift. James Cummings, one of the men ar rested for stealing wood of J. T. Stanford, was brought before Judge Kanouse to day, found guilty, and sentenced to twen · ty days in the county jail, and to be con fined until costs are paid. The case of Kinzie, another man arrested for the same offence, will be heard this afternoon at 4 o'clock. SThe recent storms has driven back large I Snumbers of the cattle recently sent north I Sby I. G. Baker & Co. One band of about I - 200 was seen near Joe Klpp's place and oth- I Ser bands numbering from forty to seventy- I Sfive have been seen at the same point. The 1 men on the Marias ranges have been un- I able to capture these cattle and return I them, but THE RECORD'S informant is I quite sure they will before long. I Some traveler has sent his record out west in rather a curious manner. On opening a small box of coffee which came from Chicago, the other day, John Gunther found the following words writ ten on the inside of the cover: "John T. Mooney, Manchester, England, Novem ber8, 1881; Denver, Colorado, June 3, 1882; Chicago, Ill., October 8; 1882, and the devil knows where next. Chicago, April 4, 1883." The man who packed the coffee must have been a traveler and been pretty well disgusted when he wrote the words quoted. Council Meeting. An adjourned regular meeting of the city council was held at the city hall last evening. Auditing bids was the principal work of the evening. Most of the indebtedness of the city was ordered paid. The engine house, just completed, was accepted and the contract price ordered paid. lThe committee on streets and alleys was instructed to advertise for bids to build sidewalks on the property of those persons who failed to comply with the ordinance. A motion was submitted providing for the appointment of a fire warden, who shall serve without compensation. Refer red to fire committee. Hlow to Treat Cattle Klillex . Our readers will remember that on or about the 14th of last month,a steer belong ing to Lynch & Emmerson was shot by a party of surveyors in charge of D'Amours. On the preliminary examination before the Justices, Adsett, who shot the animal, was committed for trial, while D'Amours and his cook, Price,* who were charged re spectively as accessory and principal in the second degree, were discharged. Adsett was brought up for trial en Monday, 22d October, and pleaded "guilty." The prisoner was not represented by counsel. His Honor, CoL Irvine, S. M., in pass ing sentence, said that it -was a very un pleasant duty for him to perform to sen tence a young man of the prisoner'syearw; but the crite of tt killg was,r t.tie Icountry, of so a satre trthit w I obeme s r Pe, s 4a Iq. C.· BALLOU'S BREAKS. The Receiver of the Helena Land Office Being Shown Up in His True Colors. A special dispatch from Helena to the e Minneapolis Tribune, of the 9th, says; A case was tried in the United States land office at this place to-day between Ja cob F. Blatner, a timber culture claimant, and Charles F. Findelate, contestant, e which elicited some testimony most dama ging to Mr. E. Ballou, the receiver of the Helena land office, and which it may be difficult for him to explain before the de f partment. Mr. Blatner made the entry on June 2, 1882, at the instance of Mr. Ballou and two other gentlemen of Helena, Mr. 1 Ballou advancing the fees with the under standing that he was to do all the land 1 office work and pay all the fees, for which he was to receive an undivided interest in the land when patent should be received. The land lies near Helena and will be val uable. This is only one of many cases of crookedness which Mr. Ballou will proba bly be called upon to explain before long, as many complaints have gone to Wash ington. Mr. Ballou was appointed receiver in June. '81, by virtue of his being a cousin of President Garfield. Mr. Ballou is a gigantic rascal, and a fair specimen of the republican carpet baggers who have, by virtue of being pro scribed relatives of great men, been given fat berths and sent to Montana to reform(?) This crookedness in the land office at Iel ena has been remarked for some time, and the reports that have gone to Washington are calculated to open the eyes of his supe riors to what an unprincipled relative of even a great man like Garfield can do when he tries. Positive proof can be had in Helena that he has repeatedly obtained from twenty-five to fifty dollars from ranchers proving up on their property, to make alleged payments to a lawyer in Washington to put their claims through and cover up alleged errors in the papers. Ballou pocketed all these amounts. He has also been very negligent in the care of important papers left in his charge and many ranchers have been defrauded out of valuable land through his negligence. TILE RECORD could give numerous other instances of this man's rascality. The case referred to in the dispatch quoted above is only a small specimen. What the world calls "great men" seem to be unfortunate in having for re latives unprincipled scoundrels and worth less rascals, and Montana seems to have been especially unfortunate in being an asylum for these thieving outcasts who are disgraced at home and out of sheer charity sent here to associate with white people and turn an honest penny, if they have to steal it. ITow long the regime of these petty scoundrels in this glorious ter ritory is to last is one of the mysteries of the future, but for the love of God let's commence to weed them out. Ballou is a good man to commence on. Montana will never miss him. The many victims of his rascalities will be forced to suffer to a more or less extent, it is true, but the sooner he leaves a vacancy in the atmosphere of the Territory the fewer will be these victims and the greater the joy among the people. Any scoundrel who will cheerfully and willingly rob a poor settler who takes up a homestead in Montana should receive such punishment as is commonly meted out by Judge Lynch to the every-day horse thief. But he has relatives, this Ballou, behind whose dis tinguished names he sneaks with a cow ardice worthy of thie man. Hle is safe there, perhaps, and by and by, when he has robbed enough, his resignation will be requested and, with his fingers to his nose, he will return from whence he came, perhaps only to again become a noisome parasite in some other unfortunate com munity. IHis place in Helena will be filled by some one, and for heaven's sake let us see that it is an honest man and a gentleman. HOSPITAL FUND. SAmounts Collected for the Sisters9 Hospital to Date. FORT BENTON, Nov. 10th, 1883. James C Clark................................... $500 Chas Richter (Teton)............... ............ 5 00 M Connolly .............. ................................200 Paris Gibson.............................................. 20 00 A B Coe (Shonkin). .............................1000 J C Hammond....... ..................500 Geo Neibeaur............... .. ...........5 00 Jos Streit..... .............................5 00 Lewis Williams (Big Sag).. .... .........275 Wm Embleton................ ........................5 00 C L Spencer......................... ........... .. 500 C G Fish (Belknap) ..........................10 00 Jos Bow ers ....... ........... ................2 50 A J Scott............... ..... ...... ...........200 Tc' ' 84.25 From Wednesday's daily. The Episcopal church choir is reorganiz ing. Last night was a perfect one for a sleigh ride, but no bells nor cutters appeared. Ben. Swigert loaded 7,000 pounds of freight at T. C. Power & Brother's for Belknap. Charley Walker loaded 15,000 pounds of Government freight for Blackfoot agency, at T. C. Power & Brother's to-day. The new Deep creek coal is creating a sensation in Fort Benton. It is said to be superior to any yet discovered in Montana. This territory will soon become 'noted for the superiority of its coal as well as other mineral. Jack Comegys has lost two valuable horses from the Marias. He does not know whether they strayed away or were stolen, but is inclined to the latter belief, as the animals have been gone two weeks and he has made dilligent search and can find no trace of them. A. B. Thompson, representing the Helena Herald, is in the city, and gave Tni Racoan a pleasant call this afternoon. Mr. Thompson has just returned from a trip through the Judith country, and says be has Beetrful. From here he goes toAsinblse. J. ,*r the past two years o . iic aner aGrand Master , hai taken editoal charge of the Og rn fi t. Mr..K aley . quite well Foow*r anton, Fory rsgized ntamse ' *9, 9of _M±. He c enl of gret .bility, amd will to have had a most salutary effect. At the meeting last evening the commettee on I streets and alleys was instructed to adver tise for bids for building sidewalks on the property of those persons who have failed e to comply with the ordinance. A little wholesome talk does even a city council good. Who knows but what Benton's body of solons will eventually amount to something after all? A certain property owner on St. J street has been compelled to remove - storm-door from his house, while anot party whose property is on upper M[ street has been allowed to replace his stor4 door, which extends out on the sidewalks 1 some four or live feet. This is another 1 specimen of the fairness and impartiality of that body of peculiar citizens known as the city council. This is the only town in the world where one man is better than another in the eyes of the city govern ment. From Thursday's daily. Lots of strychnine at I. G. Baker & Co's, The Helena coach cr te in to-day at Ladies' cloth of all shades at 1. G. Baker & Co.'s. Clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. Fine assortment of cherry and walnut bedroom suits at Roosevelt's. Blankets, comforts, and bed-spreads for sale cheap at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. Fine Montana cheese at Murphy, Maclay & Co.'s. Patronize home industry. Pres. Lewis and Al. Hutchinson are loading for the upper country to-day. The Billings coach arrived at noon to day, well loaded with passengers and ex press. A large and fine variety of chromos, oil paintings, and ideal heads, for sale cheap at Roosevelt's. The wood drive, which has been so long looked for, is daily expected, having pass ed the falls several days ago. The thermometer was nine degrees above zero last night. It was just cold enough to make sleep enjoyable. Don't forget that we have snow-packs, arctic snow-excluders-just the thing for every one. I. G. BAKER & Co. Beef from this date will be sold by the quarter at eight cents per pound, by Ken nedy & Kelly, at the Centre Meat Market. * The freighters, Neiquette and Bruno, better knows as the French boys, have turned their cattle out for the winter on the Marias. toe i1arias. Gentlemen's fuiniihing goods, consist ing of underwear, socks, ties, shields, gloves, mittens, seal and plush caps, at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. Paymaster Blaine arrived from Twenty Eight Mile Springs this afternoon under escort. Ile will leave for Assinnaboine to morrow morning. Colonel M. J. Learning is now settled in his neat new law office on Franklin street, where he will be pleased to meet his many friends at any time. Burgess has the finest assortment of staple and fancy groceries ever brought to Benton, including the genuine smoked herring and keg pickles. Billings voted for incorporation last Monday, and the proposition to become a city was defeated. With Fort Benton for an example, Billings is to be co ngratul.; ted upon her good luck. Our stock of ladies' fancy goods is very large and comprises all the latest novelties in ladies' ties, fischus, collars, kid gloves, lace handkerchiefs, and all kinds of hose, nubias, shawls, etc. I. G. BAKER & Co. C. L.Ilerzog, operator at Coal Banks, re ports that he has enjoyed fine skating for two days past. A nice piece of ice can be found on the other side of the river and a number of Benton skaters took advan tage of it this morning. Skating will soon be the popular amusement in Fort Benton. When Ben. Hogan got so he couldn't fight men with any degree of safety he tackeled the devil. As he tights his Sa tanic majesty at long range, he doesn't get the bruises that he did, and it is a grave question if he punishes his opponent as badly as he did Tom. Allen and the other earthly devils with whom lie tried conclusions. As an itinerant preacher Ben does very well, however, and as long as it pays he will probably continue to carry the banner of the Lord. THE RECORD is of the opiuion that the government had better expedite the mail route between Helena and Benton a few times more and then kill it. A letter mailed by our special correspondent at the capital on the 9th, reached this otfice this morning. It has been so long on the road that the envelope was fly-specked and mildewed. This is not the only instance of undue delay in the mails and 'TI'Im RECORD would like to see a thorough in vestigation of the matter. Where is Major Furay, anyhow? PROPOSALS. CHOTEAU COUNTY, MONT. TERr. OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. FORT BENTON, M. T., Nov. 14, 1883. Bids will be received until Saturday, December 1st, 1883, at this office, for fur nishing medicines and medical attendance to the sick, poor and infirm of Choteau county, for the year commencing Janu ary 1st, 1884. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. By order of the Board: JoE. F. MURPHY, novl4tf. Clerk of the Board. 130 Reward-Loest. From near Billings last June a bay horse about six years old, branded R on left cheek, HP hair brand on left shoul der; also havingan aple brand and lfalf Scirol d'amrnrond. habove ta will be pa dfor tbt 'retr 1 mtkber to my raneh on the 3usasesheii_ o half theit amotwt for information lwi4lg to his re- recoore. Adtross J. B I A, B .1 *L .T. W.&Ba o