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Swarrate o rhaving the oldest date of ser }c arat Should be paid first; our ex- is s S s .end us to believe that this has roy ,,n ::i ice, and that in many in- to ,. "-. ,, .1,C1-. injustiCe has been done, See f clerk' report warrants No. -.. n, d 2 K;. In the matter Ut 4) r.r:a m',e would sug- Or scrvdset ,:iation that the S ,,., : treasurer's office , .,!,; v,arrant register in th : ;;- , < in soime instances TI .. o: curring between the ,v', all the amounts of scl Streaurer to bear in t i ,sib to form a S: o(f t o wai-r uilt outstand-" ,it. },Exhibit ( of rnte t ibtga SI'' *j:ceived u i1 a tr4t . e' :tpproval l , ,, !nefit of at •, ' , t ,,':to ...reman. o. 1 4)t i tfr i -ic . i) atterson, .,, , lr. . ooper, -,, . ,. Sullivan, c ,. * -.. - : . 'S.(' Burd, Sr, Ei. W. Lewis s.. , I.. N. Ilazlett, k - iit, .. ,1. Kennedy. - . . . . :C~".iHflED EVERY THURSDAY AT THII RECORD -AU I'irLlaTsNO HIOUSE. ORNER MAIN I 9rTn rA.AwBia STR.. FORT BENTON, M. T. , l;-; PI'ON, I. tVE DOLLARS per YEAR. ... -- --=. _ L--_----- -a . Ili ~t ;('4. Edi torand Proprietor. " ;,. writer Las benii found to ,. :t , . :, c at .'ler bird than h ce I. stoun i;l:(b shows most unworthy f . r . - f ~.-t in n:,lnihig Ulysses S. .:-: .. . :. ig ex-president. b S:'it ream and S,:: r , so great is the e i .Iurning is al- t A :'t'i ride in the . . . . ; !:_;re afraid to ad . . .;". ing cheap , :, Ial bully, . . •... ..i..i...g..... to all S. 1:. he :1 ~glishmanm1 . v ':arrested. .. . , - : v : '; t h e m o n o to1 0 ti :. .. .. :,.. ,,by bringing a r .'. . , : : " Dhanging . 1: . i!:;:; t'llulr (il:,iks Senator Ben . -t ,t th1 :.t -atle represents "that , .-- ,, !,, , , h , ic'k their teeth at $4 a t ..- :id - their wives to the sea · . . . . .1;|| (,'o 1|illl ( . --- ,'r moe. , - ', i)r." ii;S'eSO.,s ill the intorma ;i i. iutlr and ex-Speaker Si, ,-i. l:,o t recently. l.ains why sidewalks S , * a ,)S.- tit w:alk abreast S An ,oinlg to a ,, , N. Yo:kphaler; N. . ,rk- ;l. io life that Si s ,, ' indlan. | nitee has had ý. ! r, ).' 't,:' ,utt t -.,i gbiaS.n leads the S;;m", F. . . / ,s to observe that "it .,; . .ý pi,, .,.iblt to -re the power be i. brito " itoitltlt :nyv trouble at I' i ,',liai rtiports a drunken mix-years' " tr , i.i iti it took two p)olicemeni to "'run i." New York atches tihe "Quaker p itr" 'with a hoy of 12 who is nextidoor to ,.': a-k,.t bI, 1y M a i how Arnold which , .\ :.' " I . 1" ,, ,t,.,d JPmri. smirgeoll, but -CI, I;t t. iV, . ,l. iilly dhnommnC e(l til e S l ', . h- t -llt. . I bh'e r(tnl d kthrt Fl o f0 , .,lij r th:ta i IN o l 'htm ane1. ,rrmt l. 4 )ok-hot, :1 'ieotern Unionz ...nigr ',- of l)o,,on, who recently in ' :,.$I $14.f()0(, ha. meturimd to his place , "ink. I,,ving the itrolierty in an un , .. - , :-u ltim ltto ntil lit bee.e to)lesI .\. I':::, 4;a., ia :llead on weather items. i "por:- il:--tontsduring the storm last (hk :i- 1: :,- ,o,- eggs and in the ',, . n:., c,,f,,e tot,., ".-hisky .iug , S ... n i l, ,')itz tJoh ht tnc hi- ,ouo .i wr b\+ L iv nin` r r, t'-l of .5ii0 a: plihjt ut.. waitint, . r aor m is .n.O i to th_ Lniin l.eag, ue (htb, New York, olhy fl8 t, were recenmtly elected. It is no ,ias" ni.tter to get into ote of the older New York clubit. I The duchess of Edinburg, who is de- hear scribed as strong-willed and a great talker, and is said to be the only one of the English had royal family who dares to say "I won't" is de to Victoria. lear as tc The New YoI k .Mail and Express still adheres to its ticket: "For governor of N Utah, Gen. Benjamine F. Butler of New ing Orleans." Well, it would suit Massachu- the setts if not the Mormons. by any Judah P. Benijamin has cabled a denial able that lie is the author of the 18F1 letter, in ous Thurlow Weed's memoir, saying that at to a the outbreak of the war the South was scheming to become a British province. Col. Ingersoll is of the opinion that "if primary elections could be held all over t the United States, and if in that way dele- tee 300 gates could be elected to the national con vention Mr. Blaine would have a ma jority." Mr. Grinnell of Iowa, where a town is itet named after him, says: "In Grinnell there any are no saloons, and no one has been sent ion to jail, to the poorhouse or to the peniten tiary for 25 years. We can stand a cyclone occasionally if you will keep whisky away "n from us." +k ' he New York excise commissioners Tr come in for censure at the hands of a grand try jury for not revoking the licenses of saloon on keepers who have been convicted of vio- laI lating the excise law; and no wonder, for for 907 convictions last year were followed by am only 105 revocations. any --- ha "Templeton" says his witnesses to prove his statement that Emerson and Wendell Phillips had a falling ont, after a Butler bo speech by Phillipsin Concord denouncing ne Judget Hoar, are Ralph Waldo Emerson no and Wendell Phillips. pa ad The bad cigars which congressmen ter smoke must sooner or later forbid the bad T habit they have of smoking in the House 1a dturing working hours. The speaker re cently ordered the sergeant-at-arms to en- + force the rule against it, and members vi, with sensitive olfactories are working to soy break up the practice. So l tih "'Aunt Mary" Van Garden, recently de- tl ceased near Milford, N. Y., at 97, is said c to have lived on the farm where she died of for over 10 year,, to have never lived more than 7 mi> !trom the spot where she mi was born. :m(l to IIhve never been more than 15 miiiie? :way firnl home liut once in her life. The grand trtuite statue 41 Mtartin Luth- fo er, to bhe pla ed in Wa:shington in May, is has :arrived in this ct:anrr. It weighs th upwarl of th 11 to:e, is 111t feet in height, wi i- f and is the 1: i ;.-,t Lie >-imile of the Lather of - figure in the ti :b;:tt;ae Reform:ation group at at Worms, having .een cast in the same originsl mouil(l :ti'd :dt the same feundry. The N,.w \,:-k 7_Trcrm has a ..rutnb n n of cold cmnt,: t fer London's -society editor :'' r. Yatek need not despeir. lie a may \write some of huis b.est things: in jail. th S'Twas thus John ;unry:,u wrote 'Iilgrim's at Progress.' It is t, be holped Mr. Yates er will not object to tIhe compi:arisoi thus sug- Pt gested." he ..r .f h - rei 1 The we':,r v i .x-chan:i'1; edito.,r of tit, H ta,'t ,The wtt:, ex(hange erdicor of t,, Hiart sheets of a w\e-ter!n -xe:ihange. .tops to re mark : ''"'o t::kle !,it! of thtse ofttentimes is like waiint in:o( a srt of newsTpaper S ribonitan i; , , . t .t ln at prairie. l iea:l such a p:,p'r o),, cotld q(icker read thi Pe atc Senator Vest put t'ir national shame in catching phrase .t hen he said that Italy, the land of ai:lctatroni and lazzaroni, had the larcest war Thip and the largest gun on the ocean, whlile this great nation had cock shells and iaval pleasure boats and no guns that a:rounted to anything. But really what maccaroni has to do with it would he hiard to say. Edmund Yates, writing of Mary Ander son, refers to °"that long-drawling, deep noted iritonat ion w hich is as certain to be found in an American man as his padded shoulders, as certain to be found in an American woman as her hair taken off her pretty nuiue, her svelte tigure, or her tiny feet, that Miss Anderon has, very strong ly developed." The latest Irish scheme to help the land ]ords whose property has depreciated, Is thus described : It is proposed to establish a land bank, with g.overnment guarantee, which shall be empowered to lend money to land(lords to pay off encumbrances crc 'lied before the land(1 act of 1881, and also to lend money to tenants for the purpose of purchasing holdings. Queer that no one has mentioned the lion. Itoscoe Conkling for the vacant Ger man mission ! It would suit him, unques tionably. lie has ability; he has dignity; he has integrity. And what a refreshing instance of Greek meeting Greek it would be when Bismarck should attempt a dis play of his hmnghtiness toward Minister ('onkling :--Balti,nore American. Minot J. Savage, Boston's celtbrated Unitarian minister, lhas been preaching on divorce. liei doisn't think that severe laws raise the itloral standard of a coar nunit lI y, nIlr that freq(uent divorces n.ccs sarils indicate a growth of immorality. Adv'ante in civilization, intelligence and self-coni:trol will do away with the desire tor divorce. At the same time many of our divorce ht\vw are a disgrace. Is ed ucation of itself potent to deter from crime? A Corry (Penn.) dispatch says: "Sheep Tinker, who knew the works of Shakspeare, Milton, tHomer, and Byron by heart, and who boasted that he had stoh n C and aided in stealing over 400 horses, and had been in eight different penitentiaries, From is dead." We hope Mr. Tinker did not Jc learn from Shakspeare, etc., to lie as well mor; as to steal. o No heart of stone could resist the follow- C( ing from the truly conscientious editor of in tl the Georgetown,(Ont.) Herald: "We here- Witi by notify the public that we will not do the: any printing tor balls or other question- that able entertainments. We have conscienti- prol ous convictions which we are determined (late to adhere to striktly, even at the risk of p giving offense." REC This is the way they pack human beings the in the city of Berlin: "It contains four- any teen houses each inhabited by more than reg` 300 persons, 162 houses inhabited by be- y tween 100 and 200, 2,588 houses by be- hon tween 100 and 200, 6,588 houses by be- but tween 60 and 100, and 9,119 houses inhab- for ited by from 2 to 50 persons. Ten hundred cerr and eighty is the largest number of per ions living in one house.'" T ------ .n Commenting on the t'requceucy of the an- itg nouncenment that certain landlords have tio "kindly" returned 20 per cent. of the half inU yearly rents to their tenants, London deb Truth says: "Practical people in the coun- nel try know very well that these abatements, ma' on which so much ignorant eulogy is cou lavished, are forced upon the landlords, smn for if they Insisted on extorting the full ed , amounts due, they would lose their tenants tno and find their farms thrown upon their anc hands." The thief who robbed the Northwestern tar' boiler works of Chicago of $3,000 worth of of 1 negotiable paper had the cheek to leave a eur note behind him, saying that if the com- W1 pany would address "Safe Blower" in an wo advertisement, negotiations would be en- nek tered into for the return of the securities. ov This is what compromising with criminals to I has come to. s or _the 'They are telling the story of an old lady to visiting Washington, who happened to ask i southern to point her out Senaior Butler of Spia South Carolina, because "I want to see ace the man who killed so many colored sev people at Hamburg." The southerner w"o maliciously pointed her out Senator HIoar WI of Massachusetts for Senator Ihutler, wva whoereupon she remarked, reflectively: "1 bau might have known it; there's murder in lov every lineament of his face." ''l' The old advertisment about the "piano hil for sale, by a young lady with carved lcg-" I tlI is fairly matched by the following: "It del the gentleman who keeps the shoe store ha with a red head will return the umbrella of a young lady with whalebone ribs and she an iron handle to the slate-roofed grocer's [m shop he will hear ot something to his ad- rm vantage, as the same is the gift ofa de- tai ceased mothor now no more, with the ad name engraved on it." eI A hint dropped by John Ruskin is worth pli the attention of picture-buyers: "As we o arrange our payment of pictures at pres- wl ent, no artist's work is worth half its ca proper value while he is alive. The mno- di ment he dies his pictures, if they are good, tic reach double their former value, but that it rise of price represents simpl)ly a profit made by the intelligent dealer or buyer on o1 his last purchases. Hiow nmuch better t,, look around you for pictures that y'ou- r, ally like, and in buying which von. (cm hellp some genius yet unperished. Writing of Jay Gould's failure to otffier in Writing of Jay Gould's failure to otfferi liquid or solid refreshments to the English i visitors on his yacht while in the South, a man abont town says: "But Lord Ilunt ington evidently did not expect anything, for he has written to Mr. Gould deprecat ing the vile publication of the story, and adding with wonderful naivete that he is surprised that any paper would dare to t write in such a way about a man of 1ir. Gould's social and financial position. (mOne can imagine the chuckle with which the much-written-about Mr. Gould read this extraordinary effusion. New YTork has again had its warning. The fire in the St. George's flat caught in 1 rubbish in the cellar, the flames leaped up I the wooden elevator shaft as if it had been built for a chimney expressly to convey t them. In a very short time the alleged fire. t proof building of seven stories had sue- i cumbed, and the occupants were saved t only by the discipline of the firemen. I People who live in New York flats should 1 know how to clamber around like a sailor and Jump around like an acrobat. The editor of the Philadelphia S.,ladty I Transcript evidently has a grudge against I his readers and takes a cruel revenge. 1 "This corner," he says in a recent issue, t "will hereafter be the exclusive property i of amateur versifiers. They shall run it I at their own sweet will. No contribution of original poetry, if accompanied by the name of the writer, will be waste-basketed. The best and worst shall have place, and the public shall be the judge. All con tributions will be published verbatim et i literatim et punctuatim. The bars are down; step right in and air your muse." The man who tends counter in Delnioni co's down town restaurant knows that money is not plenty in Wall street. "There was a time when no broker would think of drinking beer. Beer, bah! It was yel low label and soft shell crabs, or green seal and pate de ,foie gras._ But now, bless your soul, it's beer and chleese. cheese and beer. 'And, say, young man.' said the I white-aprioned cocktail dispenser, leaning over the bar confidentially, 'the broker~: are almighty glad to be able to buy beer. and don't you forget it."' CITY AND VICINITY. Th - noon rom W. dnesday's Daily. ing,I John Prenell, reported in town by the ably horning Squirt, is engaged in plowing inters n Ilighwood. genet Col. Leaming made a very able defence mini; n the case of the Territory vs. P. Harman, are a Without having any evidence in defence of the I he accused he brought up a technicality disco hat should have freed the prisoner and hum: probably will obtain his pardon at an early that late. apper Prompted by the just censure of TH very RECORD,Judge tWade made a statement to Khe jury this :?fternoon to the effect that if nO P' any of them misinterpreted his meaning in coun regard to stuffing the jury he wanted to say that he had every confidence in their were honor and integrity. That is all right, ever, but TlHE RECORD only censured the judge coun for repeating gossip, which did not con cern the jury and he should apologize for his mistake. Het The debt of Meagher county is increas- appo ing. The debt of Meagher has had a hab- to nc it of increasing from the date of organiza- anuit tion of the county, and yet there is noth- preob ing in the way of property to show for the :r e: debt, and any old residents of Montana we c well knows that criminal expenses the- is n main drain upon Choteau and other appe counties-'have been but a compartively usur small loss to this particularly bad manag- only ed county. Wonder why there have been the f no experts appointed to examine the fin- carp ancial affairs, of Meagher? er The reported tampering with the mili- cont tary telegraph line strikes us as being one Teri of the most s'enseless freaks that has oc- and curred in this vicinity for a long time. out What object any person could have in the whe work is difficult to imagine; yet, if busu- righ ness of importance had been or was to go idiol over the line there could be no question as init to the intention of the guilty party, for he side or they were certainly prepared to break a fau the connection an:rd well understood how who to do it. poli The sporting man at White Sulphur will Springs who was recently killed by the ed f accidental discharge of his own pistol had ty a several accidents (warnings, some people to ti would call them) of a similar nature. mig While in Butte, about a year ago, his pistol part was not only discharged but the gra barrel exploded under his pil- gati low without any ;apparent cause. On bly anther ocCasion, last winter, he slippi d exj an11 fell, dischargilng his revolver in his the hip pocket, but sustaincd no injury other way than some itt.nt clothing. Another acei- cor Itent occurredl to him in HIelena, but we tak have toagotten the particulars. on It is expected that a large number of be sheep will be driven to Clagett for ship- Sta nllent this season, but we doubt it. There thi may be: sonie advantages to owners in cer- ex: tain localities to ship at Clagett, but the advantages at Benton certainly can not be equ:aled. Freight rates will be quite asten low here. Competition in the sale of sup- the plies wil make a heavy difference to sheep the ownr.- T'Ihen there are banks in Benton , where the dealers who need ready cash Iri can be accommodated. It is simply the a (li f'erene between monopoly and competi- a tion. 1n Bleton there is competiton, but iMr. P'emberton talks discouragingly of tlhc t. 'w diggings and says that Thomp sonls l. i i is iull .f mnli who have not tL, i- to buy a square meal. There rl h:ats of ~ctwh unt oltunates. Many ,le :re' lea' in- the town disappointed. Th'l iI: E Figle City i. full of hardship and d and th1 i:e reaIl estate excitement, lhe says. is all over fronm one end of Pritch ard g"ulch to the othe:r. lie thinks the quartz interests will be good in a few years. dMr. James 1[. Butler takes an equally gloomy view of the situation and pulled up stakes at Thompson's Falls. The stampede has subsided, he says, and the true merit of the mines must be establish ed before the rush can possibly be resum ed.--Chronicle. The masons employed on the new court house building were obliged to suspend work on Saturday owing to the non-ar rival of lime which has been delayed by bad roads between Benton and Helena. It is unfortunate that there should be any delay during the present fine weather. As the wet season is liable to set in at any time and cause another delay if the build ing should no be (overed. The 'on tractor, however, is doing his level best to push the work along as rapidly as it can be done and believes that the property will be ready for occu'tpaincy before the contract time expires. The llelena Herald Fisk outfit is trying to get up a Sanders boonm again. Sanders has been a standing candidate for any of fice within the gift of theRepublican par ty--and it Is no certain thing thathe would not have joined the I)emocrats if the latter had offered hint any encouragement to do so-since his first arrival in the Territory. Any honest uman in this Territory, wheth er he be rabid IRepublican or copperhead Democrat, or a mixture of both, with Con servative and Greenback principles and all sorts of ideas about the tariff thrown in, will, if he has the brains to beccome a leader, find favor with a majority of voters, in time. But Sanders never has. 'Even in his practice as a lawyer, while some admitted that he was not without ability all agreed that he is "tricky." '.T'his is a bad reputation for any professiowzal man to acquire, and certainly such an one is not safe to represent .the great interests of the Territory. There is no danger, of course, that he ever will represent them, for the mere fact that the Herald, whose owners are known and can be proved at any inie to be lprofessional s windlers has advolkated his caluse, is alone ,.tllckient to detest biim. The district court adjourned this after- th noon to meet again at 7 o'clock this even- a ing, when the grand jury report will prob- til ably be read. It will doubtless be ,'" deep th interest to those who are expecting a bt general censure of the present county ad- w+ ministration, but the latter, so far as we se are able to learn, are not concerned about in the matter. There have been mistakes ca discovered, we presume; there is nothing re human that is not liable to error; but to that anything criminal, or that bears the stl appearance of fraud, has been found we oc very much doubt, for the w reason that there could be th no profit in fraudulent administration that o! was always open to discovery, that the ni county officers must have known would ci be discovered when the so-called experts li were appointed and yet afforded them :i every possible facility to examine their ac- i counts. The "experts," we believe, de- di serve little credit. One of them is a law- . yer, but his legal knowledge was not su- tf ficient to inform him that he was iliezadiy , appointed, and although his work amounts I to nothing he has lost some time in ex- a: - anining the books and will ,z - probably receive no pay for it. The oth- p; s r expert worked faithfully, and so far as t} 1 we can learn earned all the money that he tl - is not likely to get. How can he? The k r appointment of these "experts" was a q V usurpation of powers legally belonging y - only to the Territorial Legi!lature. It was 1 the creation of new offices, and when t! - carpet-bag judges assume the pow- li er of making as well as 1 controlling the elective offices of this a e Territory it is time for every man, woman I f and child who has a dollar at stake to sell c . out and emigrate to an old monarchy t, e where the government at least inherit the ti - right to govern and is not composed of g o idiotic dudes whose Republican political a ,a influence is their sole title to com- c e sideration. We do not wish to assert it as , k a fact, but we honestly believe that this c v whole investigation has been instituted for ( political motives, and there are few who r will not agree with us that it was call ;e ed for the purpose of pros ing that the coun d ty affairs were properly adtui:~trecd, but le to find some law by which the cilicials C. might be censured and tle iý',:ocratic j 1 party injured. We do riot beicvt.e that the v is grand jury who rt ;m:rt o.i i-l d tc' e inve ti 1- gation was so aicttl:uaitl : I;ty ý t'~e proba n bly piompted by t in best of motives antd d expected that, li i ig orant of the law, is they would be co.r ected ifaniy nistakel.' r was mnle. The jui-e not o:ily lai:ed to i- correct thi-mn, bltt n:ai e a ~tilI graver mis ve take himself tby appolntinlg the experts up on their reconimendationl. r here should of be Eome means of com,:lielling the United p- States govei tnient, ! Lo~e reprcsenirti e re this judge is su.[p;postd to be, to pay all the r- expenses ot the inv( stigation, A Republican, said to be intelhigent, in Sterviewed one of our county colnmissioners Sthe other day regarding the building of Sthe Sisters IHospital: n "This county is owned by a cathoilec Irish ring." S "Well?" "That hospital was built at the expense t of the poor farmcrH who need roads, bridges and mail rotes, and ytou have of spent the money for a Catholic hospital." p- "How ?" ot "Y ou have spent the m oney ,for an Irish I re Catholic hospitaL" Iy "When ?" . "I dlon'rt k~ovw, ;ut the :non-y has been P spent." it, "Who told ot ~ o?"'' i- " IWell, I heard about i." e Well, tell your i:;lrmant t.hat the Irish W Catholic hospit:al was built by money in subscribed by christian men anli women id of every crel atnd denomin::tion and is no Ie more ai Irish or a Catholic institution te than you are a horse's ear or the outside h- covering of a bologna sausage-possibly n- not so much. rt .o~ore GoshiD. More Gossip. Referring to the trial and acquittal of Indians yesterday, the morning Scavenger says: These cases, without any evidence to warrant conviction, have cost the county hundreds of dollars. and if the showing up Judge Wade is giving the county ad ministration will have the effect of stop ping such expensive proceedings in the 1 future his honor's labors will not have been in vain. The Indians were indicted by the grand jury and arrested by bench warrant issued by order of Judge Galbraith at the spring term of the district court in 1883. Now let Judge Wade explain to the dirty little Republican organ why he failed to try the Indians at subsequent terms in place of keeping them till now at the expense of the county. The ling. There aplpear- to be a pretty general opinion that Chote:tt county has been governed by a "Ring" since last election -the new residents say since last elec tion, but we have heard the same gossip since 1S75, and previous to that date there was no county government to speak of. Tnf: RECoIun is opposed to rings, :n!d being a: large tax-payer T'F,: tRtcoufn is de-irons of having this ring isnvi~erti:ated and if" tound toexist to the (detri .atar of the property holders of Choreau eut .:y it wants it sup pressed. All th:t, i known about the "Ring," however, so far as we are able to learn, consists, or origiat-rsd from ground less assertions eir-c lartd by natural-born gossip rmonugers, who have no arguments or facts to produce, but -r.iply unsupport ed assertions reiterated so often'that their originators haveC learned to believe them themselves. Still it may not be so. Even a newspaper is liable to be mistaken at times, and while there is a bare possibility that all the county officers are professional burglars, embezzlers and cracksmen it would be well while the grand jury is in session to have their affairs thoroughly investigated. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can eithrr call upon the grand jury and relate the same gossip he has probably told an hundred times around a barrrom stove, or if his nerve is not equal to the occasion he can write, or get somebody to write for him, a letter to that effect. But this constant cowardly slander that no one will back is too contemptible for a moment's consideration by a man, and, is or'y worthy of a carpet-bag judge a:nd a iitle sneak of a Republican paper. There i are a set of masculine gossips in thiis com - muinity who should be treated :as the lu - di:,:s treat their cowards-c;ttra tr:.td aind - i l,:.' to wear women's cloth e.--but 'vin - tort.natei. they are not orly lv ernr:itted to exist, but have some itlltuence with .enil S~" more respectability, but certainly not Smore sense than they possess. But, as I stated, for the sake of the respectable tax payers of this community, the affairs of s the county administration should be thuroughly investigated by the present. e grand jury, no matter what the conse a quences may be to any one concerned. 1 We have been told by the county odicers Sliterviewed specially for that purpose, .th;:.: s:, far from discouraging investiga lii.,u they are sincerely anxious for S 3h-,rouh inquiry. So far as the reuords 8 are concerned we krow of no way in which a fraud or the slightest attempt at rascality 11 can be concealed while the books are open S to inspection. Why then not examine e them ? Judge Tattan appeared before the f grand jury this afternoon and submitted to dL a thorough examination and invited a careful persual of all the records for I which he is responsible. What more I could any official do, and who but a fool r or a personal or political enemy would 0 accuse him of an attempt at concealment? 1 - ICouldn't Make It. Is T. W. Thompson, confined in the sounty ie jail for forgery, made a bold and Ingenious e f attempt to escape this afternoon. Thomp i on was working upon some of the irm - lr,,ovemtments of the jail and finding a conve dl l:i,-nt aperture let himself through it, widh vthe aid of a rope made of torn blankets. e IIe was gone, it is said nearly an hour be to fore he was missed by the jail authorities. -- But good horses and men who could trail P- an Indian over a marble floor, soon Id discovered his hiding place Ad about half-a-mile from town. lie scurren oe deired without trouble and will now ha:ve ie lots of time to regret his fooiishnies. There have been several casecA in the county jail who fcolishlly tried to escape and went "over r the road" for their trouble. 'Skin:ny" f Waterhouse, for example, would have been acquitted of the crime of which ha 0c was charged, but is noe confined in the penitentiary because he couldn't wait f.r his trial. e LIST OP LETTERS. ve List of letters remaining in tile oet· office at Fort Bentonl, M. T., frr t-,mek ending April 19, 1834: Allen Chas McBride i.i.'.i. AlIen Mrs J Mc:.iire Frmk l.irker ,!Jas--2 Mercure ('.!rle * r,;wn (Ihas 8 M ilher Johns+orn 8raig A C Noriis W M[ Cain LD 'Connor ,Jlo A S'arter Mrs Leaiih P'ierson Jack ( lark Miss Milly Tague Anno; o.hrain W, I) Silvtjrs (;co C;offer Mr Thom pson .:,h - ly I ammNtt.t G-e: ra-r I A Tyler J:'ames S!o t E B Vroomn T A Io HItchin,,onr Frank-2 WVear!e r.ont F , Kovitz C S Walley() it ,.,'tam A [)-5 Wright W ii L~ew is Errick ly Persons caling for the above lettcers ~vid please say "advertised." M. A. FL..NAGUa . 1'. NI. r : 2... I l BOB'y. $:it.?n,4"nt, ac Uro t Banton, at. T., a ncn. PROBATE NOT1CE. in thIc Prbe It of lhe ( ulrfrv 11l l. 1 ,tr~s1; * I erritory ot Nionr~iiin. It the friat!er (pi u ti t estatte of t el,; k I ie;.titrriri, Jr., (it dea. Notitce iq hereby given that Chan. E, onjrad anid Fa:nnie ('lendenin, the a:dmiixn- i-trutor And l(Ituinistratrix of the etate' u;' (teorgre Jlerinteriin. Jr.. deceziaed, ha:ve reneldered and predent Ltd for stfltkn1Itllt, ;in1, filed iii Sitt C(uir, their tirinal nu c'PLLt ¢'. hthir administrtrtion of said etite ; :atnd tt 'l'ºi.teBtay, njhe 6;th lay of M:ay, 1SS 1, at 1! eltetbck A. hi., at the euhrt roe.1i of i court, in said (hote:tu (.'nitUy. ha3 bt~et: 'univ appointed by the Judge !;aid court.to the settlerntnt of saidt account. at whichº time anri pi,-we uily Iwrutmn intyre-tedl it: *aid e'Itx.te 1Jr1d ' I4E'etr ar d tilt hi-i, excei: nit'ln, it ) vºirfirns to ·hti :4rctiU *m acctu't. i'o:1tº yr rhp F rllrur JO1 IIN S'. 'I' A'1I'A N, Ey- 1if. (ilrJrk. 1)jteut April 24th, lS M. PUOBATE QOT1IC:i. In the Probate ('uint, of Oit ('ounu ty of 4'hote:tu. 'I'Territory of Mini tan:º. Ini the matter of the esatet of O. 11. Mr - gr+lnu, deceased. No'ijue is her-eby gi 'en t hat Iloit.:.j f : I. '(t'tt ýý't CUI lt't'Y 1-t'1), t''e t't'I tlt'rt'!I :ºti * , th e a.I tot' It- iSt r11i, ftd i th Mtt re IItº * , '.-lcyi f ºr 'it t 1t4. 114 1i , ut l"M : tt111 t rit I) ! rio 't, haid titart : ::ti lti tat ':M tlr=,ltnniM t1 1~ [iv~ t: Of 4:wv. 1581. :11 I I o'clock ti. 3 1t he t ourt roilil 0! (tiI &41,11r1.t ill I.a I huts a:u counity, tla3 bet-i dully :tjpoiultcu by the .Jndgre said court. for the settlemient (Cf Said :ttreOuuit. It M. hicia I troll :tro pl~tce :t1% persona ifltereAteu in said eSitCtt nr~iy nppear and tile bie exceptrion in writintg t'.º tite said account and eoallte-4L the 6ae. JN?1'O. WV. TATTAf N, EL-otl'. C(lerk. Faited April 2lih. 1884.