The steamer Helena will leave Yankton on
or about the first of April, will touch Bis
marck on the 9th, run up light and reach
Benton on the 19th.
The Benton will kick the waters from St.
Louis next Saturday, probably loaded through
.to this place. She has been on the dock all
winter, her cabin refurnished entirely, and
she will win new lauerls for speed, comfort
The Black Hills, a new steamer purchased
by the Power Line this year, will start from
Sioux City on the 9th. She is a prettily ar
ranged craft from bow to keel, and cleaves
the Muddy with the fastest of 'em.
The Butts trails the Helena from Yankton
on the 9th, under command of Andy John
son, and will run her gang plank ashore here
May 1st. She's a nobby craft and usually
carries a gallant crew.
The Red Cloud, one of the largest and
most elegantly appointed packets that stems
the waves of the mighty Missouri, will turn
her wheel Bentonward the last of March.
Captain William, a veteran steamboatman,
will be in command. A young man named
I. G. Baker will act as agent for that line at
Captain Joe Todd will ring the bell of the
Rose Bud this year again. Its a pretty good
bet that she ties up in Benton the first boat of
A Paris dispatch says: Rochefort and
Oliver Paine left for Geneva on the 15th tc
obtain authentic details of the assassination
from the Nihilists' correspondent. A fresh
communication from this person is published
in the 1ntrnsigeant to-day, which warns the
public against attaching too much credence to
telggrams from St. Petersburg, and declares
positively that the young man (Roussakoff)
could not have thrown the tfrst bomb. The
real criminals, according to this correspond
ent, were inside one of the mansions border
ing Rue Millione. But the Russian officials
found it convenient to let it be supposed that
the shells were thrown by persons in the
crowd. He says that none of the assassins
have been arrested. The inference to be
drawn from this statement is that the Emper
or was murdered by members of the Nihilist
fraternity holding high official positions.
The correspondent further affirms that the
bombs were not inclosed in glass, as stated,
and that only five seconds elapsed between the
two explosions. This last statement if cor
rect would seem to upset the picturesque
story about the Czar getting out of his car
riage to attend to the wounded.
Another Arctoc Expediton.
CIroAGO, March 16. -A New York special
says: Among the stories that are current here
is one that James Gordon Bennett is seriously
contemplating an Artic expedition. Larry
Jerome, who is in Europe with him, has re
cently written to a friend that while Bennett
is enjoying himself greatly as master of a
hunt somewhere in England, yet he is very
much depressed and anxious over the Arctic
expedition which he equipped and sent out in
the name of the Herald. He conceives it to
be his duty to fit out another expedition in
search of the lost one and take command of
it himself. He has alrerdy telegraphed to
stop work on the new yacht he contemplated
building in this country, and thinks the
money he proposed to.expend that way shall
be devoted to the building of a vessel, which
will be constructed with a view to encounter
ing the ice of the northern seas. Already he
has had interviews with some Scotch ship
builders on the subject. Therefore the news
Bennett has seriously entered upon his new
project may be expected at any time. It is
characteristic of Bennett that execution fol
lows closely upon the heels of conception.
In 1664 the cold was so intense that the
River Thames was covered with ice sixty-one
inches thick. Almost all the birds perished.
In 1693 the cold was so excessive that the
famished wolves entered Vienna and attacked
beasts and even men.
In 1709 occurred that famous winter, by
distinction "the cold winter." All the rivers
and lakes were frozen, and even the sea for
several miles from the shore. The ground
was frozen nine feet deep; birds and beasts
were struck dead in the fields, and men per
ished by thousands in their houses. The
Adriatic Sea was frozen, and even the Med
iterranean above Genoa; and the citron and
orange groves suffered extremely in the finest
parts of Italy.
In 1716, the winter was so intense that the
people travelled across the straits from Copen
hagen to the Province of Servia, in Sweden..
In 1729, in Scotland, multitudes of cattle
and sheep were buried in the snow.
In 1740, the winter was scarcely inferior to
that of 1709. .The snow lay ten feet deep in
Spain and Portugal, The Zuyder Zee was
frozen over, and thousands of people went
across it: and the lakes in 1ngland roze.
In 1744, the winter was very cold; snow,
falling to the depth of twenty-three feet on a
In 1754 and 1755 the winters were very se
vere and cold.
In 1771, the Elbe was frozen to the bot
In 1779, the Danube bore ice five feet thick
The winters of 1774 and 1775 were uncom
monly severe. The Little Belt was frozen
From 1809 to 1812 the winters were remark
ably cold, particularly the latter in Russia,
which proved so disastrous to the French
BENTON WHOLESALE MARKET.
FORT BE'TON, M. T., March 9, 1831.
The following are the wholesale quotations in the
Benton market for the past week, reported expressly
for the RIVER PRESS:
SuoAR-Belcher's Yellow, 133c; Brown, 14c; C,
145c; Granulated, 15c.
SYnmrs-B & W. half-gallon cans, 60c; 1 gal, $1.00;
5 gal keg, $5.00; 10 gal keg, $9.50; Maple, $1.75 per
COFFEE-Old Gov. Java, 83c; Rio, [email protected]; Roast,
35c; Ground, [email protected]
TEA-Japan. [email protected]; Imperial, [email protected]$1.00; Young
Hyson, [email protected] 5c; Gunpowder, [email protected]$1.00.
C.aNLEs-Star, 40 lbs boxes $7.50; Stearic wax, $4.50.
SoAPs--Schaeffers, $5 per box; American family. $5.75;
Kirk's W. R. $83: Castile mottled, 25cts per Ib; Cas
tile, white, 40c.
CoAl. OIL-Elaine, 150 test, 500; Headlight, 50; Head
light, 112 test. 45.
ToBAcco Chewing-Fine Cut, [email protected]; Cable Twist,
80; Gold Block, T'; Black Navy, [email protected]; Lorillard,
TOBACCO, Smoking-Durham, 7Tc; Vanity Fair, $L.25;
BAcoN-15c; Breakfast, 18c.
LIuoRs--Sour Mash whisky, [email protected],5.50; Bourbon,
$®@4; Brandy, [email protected]; Sherry wine, [email protected]; Port wine,
[email protected]; Gin, [email protected]; Milwaukee and St. Louis beer, $3
per dozen quarts.
SuNDRnEs-Matches $6 per case; Zante Currents, 13c;
Pitted Cherries, 28c; Boneless Codfish, [email protected];
Prunes, [email protected]; Alden Apples, 22; Raspberries, 40;
Blackberries 20; Oat Meal, 9; Concentrated Lye,
$6.50 per case ; California can goods, [email protected]; Jellies
$9; 31b Tomatoes, $5.50; 21b ''omatoes,$4.50; Canned
Corn, [email protected]; Oysters [email protected]; Rice, 15c; Hominy,
8c; Beans, 9c.
PRODUCE-Flour, States, [email protected]; Montana, [email protected];
Corn Meal, [email protected]; Butter, ranch. [email protected]; Eggs,
ranch, $1.50 per doz; Wheat, 3c; Oats, [email protected]
FUEL-Wood,[email protected] per cord: Coal, $14 per ton.
Remaining in the Post Office at:Fort Benton, M. T.
for the week ending March 19, 1881.
Parties calling for them will please ask for "Adver
Bang T Martin Mrs Mary
Braithwate Joseph Mead Richard
Bell C T 2 Mitt hell Charles
Bartour Wm E Monaghave Pat J
Blevins Dan MleCord Isaac C
Babcock W H McKay H
Brunean Mare Parsons Oscar 3
Bojer J J Potts Helda
Carter Thos G 2 Phillips Ben
Clark John 2 Price M A
Cummings J H Phelvs L F 2
Clark JR Rockard Gilford
Cuskelly Christ Russell Miss Jennie
Clark James Rogers Mrs G
Culver W H Rogers Clayton
Cobell Mrs D Stevens S A
Copestick Mrs Mary Shearer T
Dean S Scott A J
Dickrson John Shepard Thos
Deare James Stone Jim
Flint Ed S Sullenger Robt
Foley Thomas Smith Eee
Foster Mrs Marie Stephens W J
Guelle Wm C Samples Mrs Era
Grandchamp Osite Tarrant W H
Grandchamp N Tuttle E T 2
Garner J E Thornton J E
Gillett J H True N
Grosse Louis Walker Charles
Goodden J W Walker J P
Gulick W Wilsey F G
Howell J W Wilory A C
Herbage P A 3 Wildman Hiram
McBean James WalkerJ E
Miller R T Williams Ben
M. A FLANA GAN, P. M.
Benton and Martinsdale
Carries the United States mail to all points on the
Line. Passengers and express taken
through to the
SMITH BIVER and tIh YELLOWSTONE
Tri- Weekly Trips !
Leaves Benton Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
at 7 o'clock and arrives on Tuesdays Thurs
days and Saturdays.
The Only Route
To the Jlltith Basin & Ft. Ma~nnis
W. s. WETZEL, Benton Agent.
JOH N ATCOH.ISON, Agent at Fort .Ma
SPENCER BRO., Agent at White
-. H. CLENDENNIN, Agent at Mar
Goo0 Accommodations for Travellers
Along the entire line.
W. A. OLDEN,
MANAG E R.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
REAL ESTATE AGENOY.
First-Class Companiee, possessing assets of FOUR
TEEN MILLION DOLLARS.
Represented by H. P. ROLFE.
Thoroughly Refitted and Newly Furnished,
SULLIVAN & HILL,
Conducted on frst-class prmciples. Everything new,
neat and attractive. Feeling assured that we can
offer the very beat of accommodation, we res
pectfully solicit the patronage of the
PRICES REASONA LI~E.
THE LARGEST AND BEST HOTEL IN CHOTEAU
Ball Invitations, Orders of Dancing
AT TUE RIVER PRESS OFFICE.
Transact a General Banking
Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men
and others, subject to be drawn against by
checks without notice.
PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS
We buy and sell Exchange on the commercial centers
of the United States.
WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE
BUSINESS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
And will make such loans to stock men and farmers
as are suited to their requirements.
Local Securities a Specialty.
Collections and all other business entrusted to us wil
receive prompt and careful attention.
COLLINS, .DUER & CO.
RECORD BUILDING. FORT BENTON, Mf. T.
Stone & Marble Works
DUTRO, KEILHAER & Co.
And all kinds of Monumental Marble Work done, and
Orders filled from any part of the Territory.
We own a.quarry of
The Best Marble in Montana,
Will also contract for foundation and Cellar Walling
MERCHANTS, TRY US.
We Will always have on hand and for sale of all sizes,
S a lot of
Mantles and PTable tops, all styles, made to order and
FOR PARTIES, ETC.
Messrs Wilton and Marshall respectfully inform the
citins of Benton and the adjoining sections
that they have consolidated their string
bands and are now prepared to fur
nish fArst cl iss music at rea
sonable rates for
BALLS, PARTIES, TREATERS, ETC,
IN BENTON AND VICINITY.
EAIM OF 'BOND STREET,j
FT. BENTON, ILONTANA.
Metropolitan Billiard Hall
l MAX SKTOWERl,
The above elegantly appointed resort is situated over
Gans & Klein store, corner Main and Broadway.
Drop in and while away a pleasant hour at
"the gentleman's game."
AN ELEGANT CLUB ROOM
Can also be found here.
J. C. GUTH1RIE,
Front Street, one door above Murphy, Neel & Co.'s
FORT BENTON, 1NJ?. T.
Bread, Cakes and Pastry
IN EVERY VARIETY.
Orders promptly filled and delivered to any part of the
Town. We make a Specialty of
And Party Orders.
Fort Benton, - Montana.
JAMES DOUGLAS and MAT'lE MAY DOUGLAS,
A First-Class Restaurant, where Excellent Meals are
served at any hour of the day.
FORT BENTON, MONTANA.
Shaving, Hair Cutting, Shampooing
And all work in the tonsorial line, done in a neat
and satisfactory manner.
BOOTS HND SHOES
Front Street, two doors above Post Office,
Ladies' and Misses' Shoes
GENTS' WALKING SHOES,
CUSTOI-MIADE BOOTS SHOES
Employs none but the very best workmen and can
guarantee a sure fit every time.
Overland Billiard Parlor
Next to Overland Hotel.
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
OF THE BEST BRANDS.
All Drinks in Season.
C. M. LANNING,
Watches, Clocks, Jewely
ST. JOHN STREET,
Fort Benton, Montana.
General Repairer of Watches, Clocks, Guns, Pistols,
Sewing Machine', Etc. All kinds of work done
in a workmanlike manner.
DRDERS BY MAIL PROMPT 1Y ATTENDED TO
R. W. CUMMINGS,
Fort Benton, :- Montana.
BUILDING STONE FURNISHED.
Benton Wash House,
COi. MAIN AND ST. JOHN STR1EETS.
WASHING AND IRONING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
FPARILY WASIH[INi SOLICITED.
STORER & STORER,
Will Contract for the Erection of
Brick or Frame Buiklings,
YARD BACK OF TIlE BUTTE,
FORT BENTON, MONTANA.
BRICK ALWAYS ON HAND, AT REA
Next door to the Jungle,
FRONT ST., FORT IIENTON.
CONWAY & McCABE,
We aim to keep our Bar stocked with the best assort
ment of imported Wines and Brandies, and most
cordially invite our friends to call and
sample our goods.
Ol Kllentllcky BoIlrboll WhYki y,
And a choice lot of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC OIGARS.
NOW ON HAND.
J. O. BOURASSA,
FT. BENION, - MONTANA.
'This popular saloon is kept in first-class style, and has
constantly on hand a choice assortment of
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS,
OF THE VERY BEST BRANDS.
N. H. WEBSTER,
--Wholesale and Retail deale in-
Tobaccos and Cigars,
SNUFF, PIPES, SMO)KERS' A ITI1CLES,
Main St., opp, First Nat. Bank,
HELENA, - - - NTAN
Fine Cut Chewing and Vanity Fair
AUGIUST 0. BE0CKAN,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
HARNESS ant SABDLES
Whips, Spurs, Etc.
The Beat Stock always used. Good Workmanship,
and Satisfaction Guaranteed. My Harness
and Saddles are all made at home.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE FOR
THE LEAST MONEY IN
Carriage Trimming& UahIlsterillg
DONE IF REQUIRED.
A large stock ol the Celebrated
MILLS, LEAK & CO.'S GLOVES
Always on hand.
Benton St., behind Marshall's Saloon,
FORT BEN TON.
LEON P. ROCRON, Prop'tor.
Keeps large stock of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
Always on hand and cheap for cash.
Fine Cigars, Confections
Nuts, Toilet Articles,
And a full line of
NOTIONS, ETC., ETC.
NEX T DOOR TO THlE POS'E' OFF'ICE
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