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-:a Thursday's daily.
' o the Patrons of the Record. 11 are compelled to reduce the size of :(' t) 'I.IYi and WEEKLY RECORD 'Until an * o. of paper ordered some months ago, V . II)ppose(d to be at Billings, reach u I. It is a greater loss and incon :ew,' to ourselves, perhaps, than to our S.i:: s, whose indulgence we ask for a :- ,.iks, probably only a few days. We 'c been shipping paper by coach from elna lbfor the past month at an almost :tiJous cost for freight, but we are unable ::ow to secure paper that will work the ',.ruiar size of TIlE RECOIn). The moment 'I.' pipe' arrive, from Billings the DAILY ::d WV:,.., ir will be restored to their orig ,J, i.'. left for hove to-day. ; ,ak i arurs is at Arkansas I-lot Springs. l'at C(,illoily is stopping at the Choteau ,'ull lose at the (lrand Union last ight. I larg'e C'leti Olln. of coic valentines at . W. Craines. Geo. D. Patterson, from the Shonkin, is :,f the (Cioteau House. Free liunch was easy last night and iroved a comfort to the boys. Benton street crossings are suggestive .f an early fall and late spring. i}ecorder John F. Murphy is still con tined to his bed, but is convalescent. l)an Jelly, one of Fort Benton's sports, cft on the Billings coach this morning for a)ka. Joe Sullivan is d(aily in receipt of orders from the North for sadlles and cowboy oitilits. The sitow on HIighwoo(d is reported so 1 Icep that rauchlnen are unable to do any ( hiauling. c Mr. T'ravers, Of the Grand Union, who I has been seriou( lv ill, is recovering rapid ;v and(l will soon be around again as usual. 'The Bentoin and IIelena stage driver -ta:tes that several mule I Tcais are stuck t ('n lthe Bird-tail dlivide, ow,i;g to the great e J F. . ,ia:,c, representing the creditors a Sthei Smnelti;g. Company, arrived on the n Shelen'a coach last evening and is stopping : 5 tue 'ra'l union ii Messrs 'Patrick Murphy and James o IlDotglass contemipiate a southern tour at ::r earlly date. Tihey will take in the New a (Jrlkans Exposition before returning, a Messrs. Auntlicr and iRussman are to be h olmpllimente(d , i the tasty manner in which they have decorateu the dry goods it ,.partment of T'. C. P'ower & Bro. ID O)ur friend Joe Ethier is the happy own- is ,rt of a line daughter who registered her e' :irst. appearance in this world last night. Mlother and daughter we learn are doing is well. tr (G. W. Settle will leave for his home in tr \irginia on Wednesday , xt. We shall hI i e sorry to lose Mr. Settle, and trust that 1be near applroach of Valentine's day has ft .,t caused hIis ldeparture. m . lot stoves may be the attraction which ;ives an apl)earance of bustle to the saloons, blut there is not a saloon in town that dioes not aplpear to be doing more business than some of the largest stores. Mr. Morgan, ot the Signal Service, in t.rms us that the thermometer showed 22 (degrees below zero last night; 24 below is the coldest we have had it this winter. The opening of the river further south, ehowever, seggests an early spring. We desire to apologize for the meagre .tuntottl of reading matter in THE RECORD :tc-day. By to-morrow or next day we hall have the advertisements re-arranged in such shape that we can furnish more composition. We have also been obliged to leave out a number of ads. which will !,e in erted again to-morrow. Ed. Flint left on the Macleod coach this or )ing fo r vr City, Bow River Pass. i essrs. Flint and John Hunsberger are ,iwners of a fine location in the Alberta (opper and silver mining district, owned principally by Messrs. IIealy and Dennims hBros. Ed. is tmaking an early start in or der to commence oper:tions the moment t H, weather will permit. i.l ysters brought to this market this -easoni are of an unusually fine quality. 'The lhooth brand seems to have been aban .,one fe'r New York Counts and what are i. t:oW 1i a .alt OySsters, the finest in the .New York fmamket and the favorite of eli a °res. Messrs. Higgins & Ayers keep a constant supply. The stage companies have done remark- 1 ably well this season considering the se verity of the weather and the amount of snow that has fallen. Freight teams are reported stalled on the Birdtail divide and on the Billings road, but the coaches come f right along and are rarely very much be i hind time. The stock must be unusually good and the superintendents unusually energetic. Thfe indefatigable efforts of Mr. Jere Sullivan to give entire satisfaction to the guests of the Choteau House are commend able and deserve recognition. The open ing of the Grand Union with every advan t:igc for accommodattion has deprived the smaller, but no less desirable hotels, of a large amount of local and transient patron age. The Choteau [House, however, has held its own in spite of this overwhelming competition, and is to-day one of the best managed, neatest and altogether attractive houses in Montana and rank superior to a majority of them. We cordially recom mend it to the traveling and local public. Charley Sheridan's teanms are getting altogether too frisky. They are in the habit of running off whenever they feel like it, and sometimes they get so far away that the teamster has ditfficulty in running them down. They started away yesterday and the driver was quite out of breath when he caught up to them. This same team nearly cost Charley his life once. They started suddenly and lie was precip itated to the bottom of the wagon, and but for the timely aid of a number of citizens the whole outfit might have been going yet. The Ilasonic Sociable. The Masonic lodge at Benton gave a so cial entertainment at their hall on Front street last evening. The entertainment was a success in every respect and will compare favorably with anything of the kind that has yet occurred in this city. Quite a number of ladies were present, and there were at least thirty couplcs.oni the floor. The music and supper were ex- l cellent and the aflhir throughout was evi dently enjoyed by all present. I).ncilng began early and ended at a late hour. From Monday's Daily. Henry Averill camne in from the fiar::,s this morning and is 'quartered at the i'a cific. The only busy people in town just now are the woodsawyers anti the scandal mongers. ilike ZWurley, who was injured by be ing thrown from a brontoi:, i, able to be out on the street to-day. Six below, last night. Tilu indications, as we go to press, are in favor of aa chinook, also of a snow storm. Altogether we are having a rather hard winter. Mr. Wetzel's bu.siness i.k now said to be in a flourishing condition. Mr. D. G. Browne has completed the inventory and is prepared to otfer Ygcodrs at the very low est cash prices. Mr. W. A. Shepardson, ofut'l L R:ccln. is still seriously ill and is coiteminplating a trip to California, -as soon as he is able to travel, in order if possible to recover his health permanently. The ice boat sports contemplate lots of fun as soon as the chinook springs up. The most interested spectators will be the resident surgeons, who have sharpened up their instruments and laid in a full supply of bandages. An interesting letter from the northern country will be found on the local page of this issue. One item strikes us as being unusually attractive--"money is abund ant." No man. in Fort Benton can realize that money is abundant any where in the whole world, just now. The selection by President Klein schmidt of the Blackfoot for his large horse and cattle iaterests was very wise. Cattle are said to winter in that vicinity better than in any other part of the territory. The grass though not more abundant, is said to be in places of a much more nutri tive quality. The representative of the Montana Ar gus, J. Otto Hitz, paid us a pleasant visit this afternoon and told a most flattering tale of his success with the German people and merchants of Fort Benton. Our busi ness people are the most liberal on earth. and Mr. Iitz had no difficulty in talking them into a large advertising patronage. Rumor says there is a scheme on foot to fix up the bear Paw country so as to bring a line of Indian reservation between Fort Benton and that section, and even to fence a line of Indian reserve completely around the land that is wanted for settlement. We have not been able to trace the rumor and trust there is no land grabbing scheme int it. As the contract for the Maclcod mail is up the coach will not leave on schedule time as formerly. We trust that this very important mail service will be continued at an early date. As soon as spring opens e theire will be an interesting budget of d news from our sister territory, and we e trust a large commercial trade. The appointment of Commndore T. C. Y Power to represent Montana at the River Y convention was a wise selection of the part of Gov. Crosby. We trust Mr. I. G. e Baker, one of the first navigators on the e Missouri, will also attend. These gentle [- men can give more information about that stream than the oldest pilots can. rThe arrival of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ken 3 nedy, whose marriage was reported in a TlE RECORD some time since, is another acceptable addition to the le.ading families s of this community. We have urged John so often to marry and congratulated him - so4frequently since the happy event occur " red, that it woulid be superfluous to add anything here. Benton, after all, hasn't much cause to complain of hard times. A correspondent writing from Bozeinan, a town whose very existence has seemed to depend upon rail i road connections, says : "I want to leave this dead, dead burg and go to Benton. I know Benton is (dull, but it has some pros pect of mending, but Bozeman and Deer Lodge are gone beyond redemption." Mr. P. II. Donovan, who has been on a collecting tour down the Missouri, return ed last evening after a successful trip of three weeks. He reports that there are no Indians to speak of this side of Milk river. Win. l)owncs had twenty-five head of horses stolen by three Crow Indians. Trading is very dull, there being only a light business in small hides. LIST OF LETTERS. Letters renmilning in tile post-office for week ending Febuary 2d, 1884: Basheville J A Ilutchinson Al Bullard W F McMell Pat Bull Clias 1: )Ia Lain M~ ret'n Buichler .J no 3Mclin J V But.n Cihas C MicC('on,ell Edw Cutowollt Joe Millis I A Chute (,has W Morris A F Clark Wm Reid Geo W Sopechayer !n il hiiners Pt1 (rjow!xy D Smnith C' It G(oo(hnaun 3f Snyder Jh.( Gray Wm Smith )an 1T. 2 Grafl" Mirs A Stewart MI!ss M- ::ie t Higgins Thos The manis Jno c Towniiseiid ,ames. Persons callings for the above letters will .le.ic sea say "advertised." t M. A. FLANA.AN, P. M. t From Tuestday's Daily. Wmin. Yard has found it necessary to in crease his force of table waiters. Jake Graft loaded at 1. G. Baker & Co.'s and left for the Coal Banks this afternoon. Notwithstanditng the I-w price of wootl outside parties contiiie to haul it into town. Legal documtents are coming into the .recorder's office faster than they can be re corded. Assessor Kennerlv is confined to his room at his home on the Teton with a bad attack of rheumatism. The County Clerk's devil started out on a collecting tour to-day. IHe returned without serious injury. The Assinaboine coach arrived on time this afternoon with a full passenger list, including a number of soldiers. The county recorder informs us that hereafter no instruments will be accepted at the office unaccompanied by the record ing fees. Since the arrival of Carl Kleinschmidt thestore has taken on quite a boom, and now seems to have a monopoly of the up town business. Buy your valentines from Frank Buck sen. He has by far the finest assortment in town. Some of them are too, too, and oth ers are just too mean for anything. One of our city warblers proposes to send for some copies of that good old song, "Hard Times Come Again No More." to be sung in all the churches, on some day appointed for the purpose. It is really no trouble to show goods in any of the stores just now. One of our leading salesmen assured us confidentially that he did not at the end of his day's ,work,- experience the least fatigue. I' ra;k McCuski, T. C. Power & Bro's. c;'tiie herder, came in last evening. He !.ep(."Irs the cattle a short distance below the :.!outil of the Marias. The animals are in good shape and no losses have oc curred as vet. The backibone of winter is broken. We have this upon authority of several well known liars, therefore it can be depend ed upon. But we believe, however, the present is the time to lay in a new stock of flannels anf wood.--Miner The Masons, we believe, contemplate having a social something on Wednesday evening next, but whether it is to be a )f social talk, or a social ball, we are not in 'e formed. It will doubtless be an enjoya ble affair, however. The Overland hotel, under the able man r agement of Billy Yard, is doing a land e office business in spite of hard times and a stringent state of the currency. He fur e nishes excellent board for six dollors per week, and rooms reasonable. t W. O. Dexter left for Hlighwood a few days ago, to make arrangements for haul ing grain to Fort Benton, but had to aban 2 don the project for the present, as the r depth of snow in that locality renders the s transportation of heavy loads impractable. 1 The plentiful 'supply of rich cream no w 2 furnished the Choteau House by Paddy SMurphy,the enterprising dispenser of cow 1 juice, speaks well for the nutritive quality of the grasses in this vicinity and p. "yes ) the excellence of Paddy's thoroughbred t stock. ' After mature deliberation we have con cluded not to publish a Holiday Edition of 'ITHE RECORD this year, not wishing to impoverish our patrons, but we haye on hand a few of last year's books, which may be bought cheap for cash or negotiable pa per. City warrants not accepted. We don't wish to assert that ice-boat sailing on the Missouri is the least bit dangerous, but accidents will happen, and we should like to have the gentlemen who intend engaging. in the sport to call at Tmij: Ricoxn oifice and correct their obituaries before starting out. Pete Smith will be on hand with hearse and coffins. Archie Campbell, from the logging camp on the Shonkin, arrived in town yester day. Campbell states that Wm. Embleton, the contractor for furnishing logs.to the Kanouse mill, has 300 logs delivered and has 300 additional in the mountains, but owing to deep snow and scarcity of tim ber he lproposer; to throw up the contract rather than incur further 0loss. A handsome wreath made of Berlin avools, will be raffled at the Atlantic sa loon on S:°turday evening for the benefit of Mrs. Ulrick, a poor, but very deserving woman. The wreath was manufactured by Mrs. IUlrick herself and is worth sixty dollars. There will be ti''rv chances at two dollars ter chance. TVertil-t-hree chances have irbe :_ taken. Work on the sisters' ihospital, we are pleased to learn, will be resumed in about two weeks. At le:ast we are so informed by the contractor. . II \Wilton. Work on the court hlousc; will lprobatly be res-umed in April. T'iie sooner thes.e enterpiris ara carried through the better" for tile conm munity. Carpenters, bricklayers andl plasters have idle:l all winter and much in convenience., if not aCtlli disltress is tlhe result. Wim. Winchetl arrived il tow,. last night from Spring statinn. lie states that notwithstanding the fact that the stage route has been changed, leaving him out in the cold, he was making as much hard cash and having as much excitement us of I old. He is organizing a stock cempany to I start in the sheep business, with every chance of auccess. His ranch is well t adapted for sheep farming and with the < means at his command there is no reason t why the enterprise should not pay big. I A Horrible Feast. The fearful straits to which the Piegan Indians, many of whom are constantly roaming about this town, are reduced to sustain their miserable lives may be im agined from the fact that five head of cattle, the property of Herman Brinkman, and which recently died with a disease known as black tongue, were devoured by the In dians almost before life became extinct. The Teton settlers are complaining bit terly of the depredations .committ ed by these starving wretches and many families in town have been an noyed and frightened by them. But what is still more serious, contagious diseases are liable to break out among them at any moment and spread through the city. No human being cant long exist in such a coil dition without becoming diseased and the result is fearful to contemplate. Measures should be taken at once to keep the Indi ans out of town and if necessary the ti thorities at Assinahoine should be .(o.n ;niý.' Bated with. Wedding d ti hinles. -We take pleasure in the annlounceineit that our valued friend and fellow citizenl, Jacob Odenwidd, formerly of Stadler & Odenwald, Helena, and now foreman of the Centre Market. will be ainrried this evening at the residence of Mr. Jos. Iirshi berg, to Miss Maggie Zimmerman of this city. Miss Zimmerman is a most engag ing lady and has certainly made no mis take selecting Jake, while our friend seems to have chosen with unusual good judg ment. Fine or. Joe Sullivan, the leading ia h marness maker of Montana, sold to 1 o J. J. lDonn llc (,'1.e of the hanlIsoIrnst ond a most v:.lur bi, sel- of l)un-a- ]I;irness and; turned out in Iili1ntcf or any otler tow: Sin the teriitory. It wil be emnibere that Joe made the $200 set of Chirnfe which was raffled in Beyton some tw0 years ago. The set (sold to the (-olonel, at least equal if not su)perior. From Wednesday's i)aily. Sergeant Hard left for Assinal)oire ti, morning. Invitations for th,. tire;i1en' Al, w1, 1 issued to-morrow. ' Otto Ilitz, traveling agent o.,r the 3,: t(n.za ArTgas, will le'avr e t;-l')or:.'O lri' to1e Judith. bioighin, i1 the stree of ( ort I and on the roads leading r .,n ,a evcr beotter. Mr. Dyer. of the i§imelti/g topany, : rived on lBast night's coaclh and is stepl)p)in; at the G;rand iUnion. Mr. John F. Mur[vhy. 'ouniity ('lerk: ani recorder is still confined to his hiciise, Vbei'.) ill with a serious sickness. I. C. Iler, O0. R. Kinney, Jim Stoevwa:, John G..rnley, and 3. F. Brown loft :: the Helena coach this morning. Jere Sullivan is negotiating for two more waiters to accommodate his up-tow:; hoarders when tihe swallowers hoýmewar, We were called to task last night for mentioning the richness of the cream fur nished by I'addy Murphy. The boarders at,' afraid that the quality will be reduced, but Paddy is too honest for that. Besides the river is not open yet. There apl;pears to ete li:tle or no iarket for hay or gr;:in in Fort emnioin tiis iye: althongh both are otffred at eXtremueiv low prices. it is the first year in the history of the town, we, believc,that wood tnas bee : offered as low as live dollars per cord, and coal at nine and ten dollars per ton. I' an onle had the money to invest h)ig' roli. )fight Le made iii bu j in up iall the coal wood and hay now offerCd for sate. Saui Barbean comrrpleted tiLe fountain to: tie Catholic chiurch yesterday. It is a tie piece of work1nn ship ati is .,, fo.i the Ibecst sandstontl. Th ti iildtoue,. t, way, if' it in of the .a.nw' Eature and dur: bilit y as that takem I rota the quarry no a For't Shaw, Is poculiarily ada:ptedw 1o serlp ture. It cuts easily, wili bear line edgces, but hardetis w tli ag, ad CX, ure. SoE very fine monum1ents now in the cemetery at the fort were cut frollm it oeumt ten y"ears agO and ar1 stil as handsomie as ever. If a city oranizationl is goo(1 ifor any ' thing it should look after the sanitary con dition of the city. The Indians who have been feasting uipon diseaset antd putrid lfesh should not be allowed to roam the streets spreading contagion throughou: the tow m. If the city council has no: energy enough to attend to the matte:'. the county authorities should see tha~t the Indians are driven from the town. If w' had no city government the sheriff would have taken it upon himself to drive then: out. Mr. C. S. Bnennett, the operator an~ signal sergeant who is to succeed Mr. Mor gan, now manager of the Fort Benton o' fice, is stopDing at the Grand Union and we believe assumed his duties to day. Mr. Bennett came directly from Washington where he graduated fromr the Signal Service school with high hor, ers. We are exceedingly sorry to 1o0` Mr. Morgan, who has been uniformly one of the most obliging and painstaimng oper ators that has managed the Fort Bento: office since its first cr;tablishment, bu>t believe Mr Bennett will make an :1,:celen' substitute. --ql.- . . .. . The ~inel ter. VWe learn from good fit llhO1 ita ll:a th: smelter at Barker belonging to the Uihn denin Mining and Smelting Company wi certainly start up on the 25.th aiid th Barkerite w;ill be happ'y onc more. W, understanid that F. W. Recd'. ai'airs ar: also satisfactorily adjustedC and that thos who hold checks againlt lthe firm will lo-: nothing. IThis is chelering news, not oIl for Barker, but lBeuton.. Ouir merchain have r'ive\d no little revenue fro" t0' camp and tlh shlUttin down Oi the O n"! er is one of the c:tLues :. f the hard tiUte The only thing to regret uow is that tl' affairs of the company could not have be adjusted at an earlier date, but every eff in that direction has been conducted wisdom and energy and there remari cause for complaint.