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PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL,
Sixty steamers on the Mississippi river use the electric light, and report it an important factor in precautions for safety. The Sultan of Turkey has pronounced the deposition of the Bey of Tunis. The French declare their intention to uphold him. France does not intend to occupy Tunis. The rich golden crown intended for the new king of Roumania has been declined by that monarch. He wishes a steel crown, made out of the cannon taken at Plevna. His sceptre is to be of the same material. The Governor General of Charkoff has is sued a proclamation forbidding the persecu tions of the Hebrews, and stating that the Hebrews, with all other faithful subjects of the Czar, are under protection of the laws. The Swedish government is becoming alarmed and contemplates legislation in view of the emigration, which is assuming the proportions of of an exodus. Several coun ties are partially denuded of able-bodied in habitants. The Lawrence (Mass.) American says that Samuel S. Morey is consulting with lawyers as to the course he should pursue against the Democrats who were instrumental in sending him to New York to commit perjury in the Morey letter case. The Russian Revolutionists have answered the Czar's manifesto by a second utterance, dwelling on the wretchedness of the peasants the deportations to Siberia, the gagging of free speech and public journals, and declar ing that false counsellors are in possession of the Czar's ear. The proportion of English to Irish who emigrate to the United States is much larger than is generally supposed. The number of Irish in 1860 was 66,609, and of English 33,706. The proportion of English for the decade was greater even than this. The emigration of the present promises to exceed by 50 per cent. that of any previous year. A fact probably but little known is that the United States nickle five-cent piece fur nishes a key to metric measures and weights. This coin is two centimetres in diameter and its weight is five grammes. Five of them placed in a row will give the length of the dicemetre, and two of them will weigh a decagramme. As a kilolitre is a cubic metre the key of the measure is also the key to a measure of capacity. A comparison of iron and steel with refer ence to the resistance which they offer to corrosive action has been made in England by D. Phillips, who was a member some years ago of an admiralty commission to in vestigate the corrosion of steam boilers. He has informed the institute of civil engineers that his experiments demonstrates the super iority of iron over steel in this respect-more particularly the harder sorts of iron. The Swedish Government is troubled at the proportion of the American Emigration movement, but it will not be able to check it without resorting to the tyrannical measures of detaining the emigrants by force. As long as it is easier for a mechanic or laborer to earn $2 in this country than $1 in*Sweden the exodus will continue. The problem of how to stop the heavy drain on the best elk ments of their laboring population begins to be a serious one with the statesman of all the German and Scandinavian countries. Canada makes a spirited effort to extend her foreign trade by establishing a steamship line to trade with Brazil. The English capi talists who have taken up the greater part of the company's stock doubtless know what they are about, but it is not clear that the freight and passenger traffic between Canada and Brazil will be ample enough to make the experiment successful. The withdrawal of the American line from the Brazilian trade should make the Canadians doubt whether they can succeed under less favorable aus pices. The Census Bureau has just issued a bulle tin which shows the position of the centre of population of the United States on June i.st, 1880, which was latitude 39 degrees, 4 min utes, 8 seconds, longitude 84 degrees, 39 min utes, 40 seconds. The position of the old observatory, Mount Adams, Cincinnatti ap proaches nearest to this point, and the center of populption is 2.6 miles south of this ob servatory, and 8.9 miles west of it. This places it in Kentucky, one mile from the shore of the Ohio river, and one and one half miles southeast of the village of Taylor ville. One of the calmest and coolest of clergy man has just been heard from. He lives at Echo Lake, N.J. On a recent Sunday he heard that his house was on fire just as he was entering the pulpit. As it was three or or four miles distant he judged that it would be impossible to get there in time to save any thing, so went on with the services and at the close spoke pathetically of the attractions of home and then informed his congregation that his own had just been destroyed by fire. Most ministers would have sounded an alarm or fire and would then have led off the hurry ing congregation without pronouncing a benediction. The removal of Commissioner Le Duc and the appointment of Dr. Loring, of Massa chusetts, meets general approval. Le Duc has proven a noisy and extravagant official, constantly in trouble with his subordinates, and never ceasing in his appeals to Congress for money wherewith to magnify his office and prosecute foolish experiments. Rude in his manners and in many things lamentably ignorant, he has brought the department of Agriculture into contempt, and there is uni versal satisfaction that a country gentleman is to take his place, one who is capable of making it what it should be and whom the people will respect. A country postmaster of Ohio has been ar. rested for counterfeiting money orders in an ingenious way. His plan was to fill out three orders of $50 each, the limit under the law which any one person can draw at one time, making the payor and payee the same person, When arrested, the forger was making his way East, drawing three orders at each stopping place. His coiunterfeit blanks were dated East Liverpool, Ohio, and a clerical error which caused one of the or dere to be sent to that town was the means of the detection of the swindle. He collected about $500, $300 of which was recovered. FEMININE BRIEFS. A maiden took some bandoline And arabesqued her bangs. Whereat the fellow fresh and green Who ever round her hangs Wished he might everlasting bake If she did not exhaust the cake. Very little jewelry is worn with white costumes. Necklets of beads are becoming very fash ionable. Walking jackets never go entirely out of fashion. Steel and gold are the admired combina tion this summer. Trained skirts are worn only by married or matronly women. Airs. Garfield, the President's mother, is said to be a stalwart in politics. All the young women wear short, un trained skirts on all occasions. Sateens and cambrics are more in demand at the moment than muslins, lawns or linens. Figured delaines, to match and combine with plain ones, appear among the spring novelties. Shirred waists, with shirred yokes, and belted in fullness at the waist line, appear among late novelties. In Michigan, etiquette permits a bride to be married "without gloves," which induces an editor to remark: "Precisely the way she handles her husband." The Empress of Austria recently sent to a reporter a dressing case embossed in silver, as a mark of her pleasure at his account of some of her exploits in the field. Chicago ladies have organized what they call tramp clubs, and make long pedestrian excursions into the surrounding country, sometimes walking twenty miles and over. "Henry," said his wife, with chilling severity, "I saw you coming out of a saloon this afternoon." "Well, my darling," re plied the heartless man, "you wouldn't haye your husband staying in a saloon all day, would you ?" Congress has granted a pension to Mrs. Upright, of Butler county, iowa, the mother of eleven soldiers in the war of the Union. She is old and feeble, her husband is sick, and her farm, which did not meet expenses, has passed into the hands of the mortgage holders. While waltzing 'round the ball-room gay, Made bright with lights and mirrors fine, She turned her face from him away. "Pray, what's the matter, darling mine ? Has what I've said giv'n thee offense ? Has aught I've done estranged thy heart ? Turn not from me your sweet face hence I cannot, cannot, from thee part !" "How foolish, Fred! you know I'm fond; And as we pass yon pier-glass bright, I only look from you beyond To see if my new dress hangs right." Col. Tom Scott. Col. Thomas Alexander Scott, one of the greatest railroad organizers and managers in the country, died at his residence, Clifton, Pennsyvania, but recently. The history of his life from 1850, when he entered the ser vice of the Pennsylvania Central, up to about four years ago, when paralysis impair ed his powers, would be really the history of railroad development in the East for that period. He was a man of surpassing nerve, energy and judgment, one with whom time was looked upon as more valuable than mon ey. It is related of him that once, about ten years ago, when on one of those comet-like trips which he was in the habit of making over the lines under his control, his train was stopped by the wreck of a freight train which had occurred. There were a dozen heavily loaded box cars piled up on the road, and it would have taken a long time to get succor from the nearest accessible point, and, probably hours more, to get the track cleared by mere force of labor. He surveved the situation, made a rough calculation of the cost of the total destruction of the freight, and promptly made up his mind to burn the road clear. By the time the relief train came the flames had done their work and nothing remained but to patch, up a few in juries done the track so as to enable him to pursue his way. The story, true or not, is characteristic of the man and his energy. In 1861 he was made assistant Secretary of War and did valuable service in transporting Union troops to the various scenes of opera tion. STOCK BRANDS. HENRY KENNERLY, Range. Teton. Brand on left side. Postoffice address, Ft. Benton. M. T. AZ R. 8. PRICE, Range-TJudith Basin. Brand on either right or left ribs. Address Fort Benton. Also owner by pur chase of the following brands: U on left thigh, for merly owned by P. D. Kenyon and Charles Lehman; IM I on right ribs or right hip, formerly owned by Joe Gehrett. All persons are hereby warned against using either of said brands in any way. JAMES MEREDITH, HORSES. Range-HIGHWOOD. Brand on left shoulder. Vent. same, low down on left shoulder. Postoffice address, BENTON. LYON BROS. HORSES. Range UPPER TETON. Brand on left fore shoulder. Postoffice, OLD AGENCY. NOTICE. We will herd all Horses entrusted to our care for one dollar and fifly cents per herd per month. We will have a House and Corral at the foot of the trail above George Allis' Rauch, and we will deliver horses at Hughes City at 50 cents per head. JAMEs E. MORAN, JoHN A. L &MB. NOTICE. I hereby warn all persons against trusting any one, no matter whom, on my account, without an order signed by myself. NARCIUS VAUIX. NOTICE. NTotice is hereby given that I have purchased al the intereat in and to a ceatain herd of cattle running upon the range, branded' and ND and -for merly owned by Malcolmb Morrow and Wmin. F. Mor" row & Co. Wm. F. MORROW. ESTRAYS. I, Antoine Bertholet. have two estrav horses at the lakes, between Benton and Arrow Creek, and brand ed as follows: One iron gray horse, about 4 years old and branded _ID on left shoulder. One sorrel colt, yearling; no brand that can be seen. The owner can have the horses by proving property and paying costs. ANTOINE BERTHOLET. Ft. Benton, May8, 1881. Choteau House NEW HOTEL Thoroughly Refitted and Newly Furnished, SULLIVAN & HILL, Proprietors. Conducted on first-class principles. Everything ne w neat and attractive. Feeling assured that we can offer the very best of accommodation, we res pectfully solicit the patronage of the public. PRICES REASONABLE. THE LARGEST AND BEST HOTEL IN CHOTEAU COUNTY. CENTENNIAL HOTEL BENTON, MONTANA. R. S. CULTJBERTSON, PROPRIlETOR. NEW AND COM FORTABLE ROOIS With or without fire. The house has been recently enlarged and new sleeping rooms added. Board by the day or week. Special ratt, given Regular Boarders. Passengers on Coaches wishlng to Stop at this House will please Inforla the drivers. TD_ -CIE RESTAURANT. YARD & FLANAGAN, Proprietors. BOARD BY THE WEEK, $6. Per Day .....................................$1 00 Single Meal ................................... 50 Three Tickets ................. ............... 1 00 Having one of the best of cooks, and under the super vision of Mr. Yard, and buying the very best the market affords, we can insure to the pub lic entire satisfaction. 1I.EALS AT ALL HOURS, OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. POLITE AND ATTENTIVE WAITERS. We pay the top prices for Game, Poultry, and country produce. Cosmopolitan Hotel! NEW HOUSE, NEW FURNITURE, Everything Clean, Naw and Attractive Mrs. Beckman, having moved into her new house, is now fully prepared to receive transient or regular boarders. Will Make a Specialty of always having c'ean, sweet beds, and rooms large and well ventilated. FRAN KILIN STREET, Between Baker and Power St., IT. BENTON. MIIETROPOLITAN HOTEL, CORNER MAIN AND GRAND STS., iHELENA, 11. T. Zimmer & Wolpert, Prop'rs. NEW, NEAT AND FIRST-OLASS. Board by the Week...... .................. $6 00 Three Meal Tickets .......................... 1 00 Lodging.................................. ...... 50 First-Class Beds. A bar in connection with the house, where fine wines, liquors and cigars are kept. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. LARGENT HOUSE, Sun River Crossine, ON HELENA AND BENTON ROAD A FIRST-CLASS TABLE, And Well Furnished Rooms Sufficient for Any Requirements, at Reasonable Rates. Superior Accommodations for Transient Custom. The Traveling Public may De assured that people with families who are visiting Montana for the pur poses of business or pleasure, and who may wish to remain for a length of time, will have better attention and accommo dations than they will receive elsewhere outside of Helena. WILLIAM H. ULM, MANAGER. VIRCINIA HOTEL, Butte, - - Montana. J. C. Baker, Proprietor Conducted on the European plan. Meals at all hours. Open day and night. PALACE PARLORS Front Street, Fort Benton. :TUE Finest Tonsorial Parlors IN THE NORTHWEST. SITH I& SPALDING, Proprietors. Messrs. Smith & Spalding respectfully inform the citizens of Benton that they have recently bought out Mr. Wm. Foster, and assure the public a continuation of the uniform skill and courteous attention which is familiar to the habitues of the place. JI . N. IIIRPHY, SAIUEL NREL. W. W. aIGGINS.I. WM. R. TODD .MURPHY, NEEL & CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries, Wines and Liquors, CIGARS AND TOBACCO, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Sheep Tobacco, Wool Sacks and Wool Twine, Tents and Wagon Covers, Stockmen's, Miners', Freighters' and Farmers' Supplies. DRY GOODS, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Queens ware and Furniture. We keep large and complete lines of all the above mentioned goods, and all kinds of House Furnishing Goods, and Farmers, Freighters, Miners and Families will do well to call and examine our goods and get our latest prices before laying in their supplies. Do a general Storage and Commisssion business. Consignments solicited, and goods forwarded promptly. SCHUTTLER WAGONS, Cortland Platform Spring Wagons and Buggies, PORTER IRON ROOFINC. STORAGE AND COMMISSION, Only Fire-Proof Storage Warehouse in Fort Benton, Robes, Skins and Furs Bought and Sold. MIURPHY, NEEL & CO. Cor. Front and Benton Streets, FORT BENTON, X. T, Nick Welch Proprietor. _ronttree.__- -__ I __ - Fo Beton l~ron --reet4 - - -4 -Fort enon. ·Front·reet - - Fort Benton.~h H. J. WACKERLIN T. C_ POWER & BRO. H. J. Wackerlin & Co. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN HARDWARE, ABAR IRON, WAGON TIMBERS HORSE SHOES AND NAILS, Tinware, Stoves, Queensware, Glassware, Tin Roofing, and Sheet Iron Goods of Every Description. Our Wagon Timbers are of the Best Seasoned Hard Woods, and consist of all woods used in building and re pairing Wagons, Carriages and Buggies. Our stock of Queensware is the largest and most complete ever brought to Montana, and comprises every article required by hotels and families.: PLAIN AND FANCY TOILET, DINNER AND TEA. SETS, Cut Glass Bar Tumblers, Plain and Fancy Goblets. CHARTER OAK . COOKING AND HEATING STOVES1 THE CELEBRATED GARLAND BASE BURNER, And the popular Arc~alilia Soft C oal Base Burners, THE BEST AND ONLY SUCCESSFUL BASE BURNERS IN USE. TIN COODS. We have a complete stock of Tin Goods, including Tin roofng, Gutters and Pipes, and will contract to do all kinds of Roofing, Repairing, etc. Tin Goods of every description Made to Order on short notice and at reasonable prices. We propose to keep one of the largest and best supplied estab lishments of the kind in Montana, and will spare no pains or expense to GIVE ENTIRE SATISFACTION TO OUR PATRONS.