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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.
1B. Allison, with six Bull teams belong
ing to T. C. Power & Brother is en route
to Benton with supplies, from Rocky
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
. pri
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
The dose is from ten to twenty drops in
sweetened water, every two, three or four
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.
1 "A Bad Aman" All Wool and a Yard
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
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.
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
The Helena coach took out twelve pas
sengers this morning. It made quite a
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
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
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 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.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Chickens are reported numerous on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
By order of the Board:
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

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