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THE RIVER PRESS.
Wednesday, October 19, 1881. lenton Lodge, No. 25, A. F. & A. M. I lenar Communiciations ,of *e above named Lodge ar i held at 7 1p. mn. on the first and third Saturday of each ,.onth. Me,.beri of sister lodges and sojourn. jIr lr:thren are cordially in ed to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. 1H. P. ROLFE. Secretary. Choteau Lodge, No. 11, I. 0. 0. F. A regular meeting of the above Lodge will be held on Wednesday evening of each week, at their lodge com in this city. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. RICHARD MEE. N. G. W1. W. SCOTT. V. G. All letters and commlluni ations containing matter in t,w,,!d for poubli'ation in this paper, should be addressed tI 'The li'ter 'Prss," and the "n'me of the writer must b/- c.''. to insr e attention. L,,al adcrertLsemnents will be inserted in these columns (It tlu, ra1W of fifteen cents per line from transient and t,. r,.l. per line fromnt regular advertisers. IN TOWN AND OUT. -----oI--- O, for a chinook i 'i';he Band is preparing to give a grand festival soon. Jim McD;v;tt's teams were loaded for Barker to-day. There is a lively demand for. laborers at the 3Barker district. Work is now in progress on the Wright & E:lwrds and Barker mines. A little daughter has recently put in an ap. ipearance at the home of Narcisse Veaux. Numerous freight trains arrived in the city this week with goods for our merchants. Jas. Mann will soon establish a saloon in connection with his popular resort on the Barker road. Charley Crawford's cup of happiness is full and brimming over. It is his first born, and a boy at that. The storm has stopped work on the new hotel as well as upon several buildings in course of erection. Superintendent Foss says that In three weeks, with good weather, he will have the smelter in operation. Mr. R. S. Price is now fully established in business at White Sulphur Springs and is having a splendid trade. A contract has been let for the develop nient of the "Benton," at Barker, owned by Charley Rowe and others. The Overland Hotel is certainly boaming. During the past weok they have fed over a hundred people every meal. Postmasters have been instructed by the department to forwtd re-addressed letters without requiring additional postage. The ladies of the Episcopal congregation are requested to meet at Mrs. Odenwald's to. morrow afternoon at half past three o'clock. The Benton band indulged in the luxury of an October sleigh ride last Sunday, and in their rounds discoursed some excellent music. W. S. Wetzel received eighty barrels of liquors this week from Clagett, besides a large amount of tobacco, cigars and other goods. Crane & Green received a large shipment of goods from Clagett: yesterday. In the lot is the largest stock of wall paper ever brought to Benton. There are a number of buffalo in the Big Sag, about ten miles from John Lepley's and soime of the round up party have been chas tug them with good effect. " Our paper shipped from Helena nearly three weeks ago has not yet come to hand and we are compelled to inflict another brown paper issue on our readers. W. T. Turner's thoroughbred cattle, 500 head, are at the Marias and will soon put in an appearance at this place.' It is probably the finest herd ever brought to Montana. Frank J. Gaugler, the enterprising mer-' chant of Martinedale, has something to say in this issue to the readers of the RivER PRE88 in that portion of Montana. Read his ad. - A meeting of the Shonkin District Stock Association will be held in this city on Nov ember 5th, for the transaction of important business. All members are requested to be present. Helena is the only town in the Territory that has contributed a larger sum than Ben ton towards the GLrfleld monument fund, T'his speaks well for the patriotism of the river metropolis. The RIVER PRESS wants to see ociety in Benton developed and improV~ and the town thus made more pleasant 10 build a home in. That's commendable in the RIVER Pn ,ss, --Netw North- TVest. It is not improbable that Meagher City, the deserted village of the camp, will yet be come the central city oft l irker District. A regular townsite w there soo(n and a boom is an The poet of the Yew pon sible for the following: . A ferocious editor at Bent The slaughter oftinjuna is i lie insured his life And whetted his knife, And the red man wiill make'a descent on. Mr. A. Nathan returned yesterday from down the river where he had been looking after the goads of ilirshberg & Nathan. Mr. N,. is a good rustler and as a result of his la tors his house received several loads of goods this week. Mr, Taylor, of Jefferson county, advises farmers whose cabbage has been frozed in the field to bury the heads in the dirt while frozen, and says that in this way they will be preserved in good condition and save un til spring. A good many farmers in Mon tana will have occasion to follow Mr. Tay lor's advice-or do something better. Some of the musical ladies and gentlemen of Butte, assisted by outsid4e talent, will shortly produce in that city the beautiful cantata of Esther.- Miss Lena Wallace, of the Judith valley, will represent Queen s ther, and the Miner says of thisyoung lady that she is undoubtedly the best soprano in the Territory to-day. A merited compli ment., Call at the RIVER Plass office and see the Pantagraph binding, the neatest and best thtng out for letter heads, bill heads, state ments, etc. It is cheap, durable and con venient, and:needs only to be seen to be ap preciated by usiness men. H. P. Rolfe informs us that the Utah & Northern engineers are making rapid pro gress towards Benton and will,be here in the course of a few. days. They have stolen a march on the Northern Pacific surveyors and will get in ahead of them. A .company consistine of Lambert, Clen denin, Caruthers and Kane claim the site of Gold Run as placer mining ground and in the opinion of able attorneys will succeed in making good their claiti. They are now constructing a ditch to work their diggings. We are pleased,to note that the business of the Martinsdale and Barker stage lines is constantly on the increase. From the Springs to Martinsdale and Maginnis especially they are always loaded down with freight and but recently were 1,000 lbs. behind with freight at Martinsdale. Our farmers have been caught napping, so to speaa, by the storm. The potatoes, and in fact all root crops, are for the most part inthe ground yet, and some uneasiness is felt as to their safety. If the snow goes off soon and is not followed by a hard frost the damage will not be very great. The report of the First National Bank of this city will be found elsewhere in the RIv ER PREss, and it is a showing in every re spect satisfactory. The facts furnished dem onstrate that this institution isn a prosper ous condition and growing constantly with the business of our town and country tribu tary. Mr. H. P. Rolfe has lately received a new transit with solar attachment, the best in strument ever introduced into this country. With the G radienter, a newly patented at tachment, distance and difference of level can be ascertained much more accurately and rapidly than by the old process of chaining. The instrument is a thing of beauty to the engineer's eye and will no dbubt do fine work. Mr. Brady, who is here in the interest of Governor Allis, of Wisconsin, twll leave to morrow in company with Mr. Max Water man for the Barker District. He is a miner of~large experience and expresses himself very much pleased with the specimens of Barker ore he has examined. If his report upon the merits of the camp is favorable an other smelter will be in operation in the Barker District within a year. Justus Fry, of Deadwood, is in the city preparing to open a photograph gallery at this place. He will probably occupy a build ing belonging to Mr. Kelly,. on upper Front street, and will fit up the same in good style. He wil be ready for business in a few weeks. The Riva. PREss ad. fetched him, and we will be very much surprised if a mil liner does not put in an appearance before the daises bud and bloom again. Onr Barker subscribers have sent in niu merous complaints about not receiving the RrvER Pass., and'state that two or three times the Barker package did not show up at all. Last week a package belonging to another postoffice was sent to the camp and as a result some fifty or sixty of our; sub scribers did not receive their papers. As we put the papers in the postoffice regularly every week we can not conceive what the trouble is, urless the proverbial carelessness of the Benton P. M. - Last evening the Choteau House was the scene of another conquest by Hymen. The parties caught in his noose this time are Mr. P. HI. Hughes, one of the bonanza kings of Barker, and Agnes V. Cartright, both well and favorably known in Benton. Rev. Mr. Blackiston performed. the ceremony in the presence of a few friends, after which heart congratulations followed. Mr. and bMrs. Hughee leave to-day for their home at Hughes City, Barker district. The RIVER PREss unites with their friends in wishing them all Tossible happiness. R. W. Clifford came up from the Judith a few days ago, and has been busy this week counting out the one thousand h~ad of ewes purchased some time since by Clifford, Clary & Moreson. He will start this band and also the wether band of Dr. Parberry's, which he has contracted to winter, in a few days for their new home. This company had'the mis f.ortune to get 50 tons of hay burned; but have 250 tons left. Mr. Clifford assures us that if it had been necessary they could have put up 500 tone. They go into the winter with their flocks feeling perfectly secure. .usbandman. Horse Btealing Extraordinary. Week before last a band of forty-seven horses, belonging to Harrison Bros. and others of the Yellowstone valley, were stolen by a band of marauding Indians, and a por tion of them were driven successfully from that point across the Missouri and towards the Northern line. Pursuit was instituted shortly after the raid was made by a party of twelve men, most of whom were at work on a round up at the time, and but for the storm they would certainly have recovered the horses and made a few good Indians be fore this. At the Juldith Gap they were less than a day behind' the redskins, a few miles from that place-they lost the trail, owing to the snow s'o-n, and after that had no re course but to move on to Benton by the most direct roads. Seventeen of the ani mals wer, dropped out by the reds before reaching the Gap, as they were unable .to travel as fast as it was necessary they should, and another was killed by a knife stab ou.t of pure cussedness. Messrs.. arri son. Murray and Brown, of the pursuing party, came on to this city, arriving last Saturday, and the others returned to their homes. The a ve named `gentlemen, ac companied by S~ riff Healy, Deputies Tal bert, Clark and Ross, left for the North on Sunday'to continue the pursuit. .They are determined to recover their horses and bring the thieves to justice if such a thing is possi ble. A gentleman who assisted in trailing the thieves several miles, and who - has bad considerable of that experience, info.med the writer at Martinsdale that in his opinion the raiding party consisted of t 7o.Indians and no more. 4K PURELY PERSONAL. -Will Kelly will leave for Barker this week. -A. H. Lambert, of Barker, is at the Overland. --Joe Cutting, of Utica, left for home this morning.# -Norris Gray is suffering with a bad case of rheumatism. -Capt. Jack Killally, of Barker, put in an appearance yesterday. -Charles Mix, of Barker, is mixing with the citizens of the river metropolis. -E. E. Bywaters, Jared Smith and Horace Clark, of Highwood, are in the city. -Mr. Goodhue, of Goodhue & Young, fruit tree men, left for the States yesterday. -J. T. Boothroyd, the attorney of the Barker Dietrict, is practicing his 'profession with success at the camp. --Nick Welsh is in from Barker, and is just as enthusiastic as ever over the "best mining camp in Montana." -Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Clegg, proprietors of a prosperous store on Big Spring Creek, in the Judith valley, are in the city purchasing goods. -Mr. M. E. Milner, the enthusiastic Sec retary of the Stock Protective Association, was in the city a few days during the past week. -Judge Tattan visited Barker last week and he is quite enthusiastic over the pros pects of the camp. His expectations were more than realized. -Mr. Samuel Brady, of Detroit, Mich., superintendent of the new smelter to be es tbhli'hed at Barker next 'spring, arrived in neu3on by yesterday's coach. -Buck Barker, having disposed of his in terests in the gulch, will soon leave for the States. Rumor has it that, he intends to share life's joys and troubles with an Eastern damsel. -T. J. Todd will arrive from the east by this evening's coach. Mr. Todd has been loing duty as' clerk of the steamer Red Cloud, and we are glad to see him home once more. -Dr. W. H. Hawkes, forn rly of Helena and lately a tutor to the chiltren of Presi lent Garfield, has been appointed acting as sistant surgeon in the army, with headquar ters at Washinton City. -Al. Olden was called to White Sulphur Springs last week as a'witness in the Court ney murder case. The trial, however, was postponed and the defendant admitted to to bail in the sum of $1,500. -Mr. George Breck, of the Prickly Pear valley, has learned the lesso'a that it is not well for man to live alone, and accordingly ,n the 9th inst., he made Miss Mollie M. Anthony a partner for life. -A stone mason named Benton left Fort Maginnis a week or" two ago bound for Rocky Point with $250 in his pocket. He had not gone far, however, until he was knocked down and robbed of his wealth, and when last heard of, was laying up for repairs. -Bert Largent, of Sun River Crossing, was in the city a few days the past week, and left for home on yesterday's coach. While here he sold for his brother, John Largent, sixty-two head of work cattle and twelve wagons, to Frank Ensley, the. nsid eration for the outfit being $3,700. -J. C. Guthrie, the popular up town ba ker, has pulled up stakes and to-morrow will take his departure for Barker where he pro poses to go into bu;iness. Johnny is a No.1 boy and an excellent baker, and we regret that he has concluded to leave Benton. He will establish a biiery and restaurant in the gulch, and the RVivR PnRess wishes him all possible success. -Jeff. Patrick, a young mant who left with Asa Samples on the cattle drive east, met with quite a serious accident while crossing the Yellowstone river a few weeks ago. 'He was thrown from his horse, headforemost, into the stream:and was almost drowned be fore rescued by his companions. He re ceived injuries about the head in such a man ner as to effect his reason to some extent. -Judge Tattan and J. F. Murphy, with their families, returned Sunday last from a ten days' visit at Mr. J. S. eifried's, on Belt Creek. They were caught out in the storm but managed nevertheless to have a very 'leasant time. They killed all the game wanted ; explored Belt Creek' to its source; indulged in sleigh riding, as well as h'orseback exercise-in short, roughed it for ten days in splendid style. During his ab sence the Judge took' occasion to pay a visit to Barker, the coming mining camp of the T'erritory. We .uasst Lve It. The RIVER PRBss has now entered upon its second volumn and the first year's sub acriptions expire with the present number. This is the time at which a number of obliga tions entered into a year ago by the RrvnE PREss must be met and in order to do sr, we are obliged to ask our friends and patrons in Benton and throughout the county to re new their subscriptions at once. We desire to meet promptly all obligations of thus office. and ift we can collect what is due us at this time the task will be an easy one. We will be around during the,week making "fashion able palls" upon our subscribers and others indebted to the office and expect to case har den our cheek before starting out. We will try not to slight anyone, so, reader, you may safely depend. on a call. We hope the 4fe spouse will be liberal. The amounts in each case are small but when aggregated they will help us out amazingly. The Barker Distrtes. The writer had the pleasure of meeting Col. Clendennin, Geo. W. Maddock and H. C. Tillinghast, prominently connected with the Mining and. Smelting Company, shortly after their visit to the Barker district, and from them learned something of the work proposed to be done this season by the com pany. Their visit was protracted by the storm, and they left the camp with a very flattering opiniopq regarding it, ina fact, are as -enthusiastic on the subject as they well could be. Messrs. Maddock and'Tillinghast are thoroughly convinced that their investments at the camp' are good ones, and they have ordered the work pushed through rapily so that' operations can commence as Soon As possible. They think that-within a nonthb if the weather permits, the smelter will be in full blaaf, and that by that time there will be a large amount of ore at the mill ready for treatment. The company has purchased all of Buck Barker's interests at the camp, in cluding his Interest in the- Barker mine. Work on the latter property will begin at once, so as to assist in furnishing ore for the smelter. The contract has already been let" for the development of the Queen of the Hills, owned by the company, - and the Wright & Edwaids Mining Company will in a few days begin work on their" splendid property. A number of others have also signified their intention to work their mines this winter, since there is now a certainty of a market for their ores. The Smelter com pany has let a contract for-wood, and in this issue of the RIVaE PREss they advertise for bids for furnishing 10,000 bushels of char coal. They mean business, and in a very short time will be prepared to reduce all the ore that is laid down at the mill. . The boom is just setting in, and hereafter Barker will be a lively camp. *Another Smelter For Barker. Mr. MaxiWaterman-informs us that he has made arrangements for starting another smelter at the Barker district next spring, and that the project is an assured success. Governor Allis, of Wisconsin, is at the head of the enterprise and there is an abundance of capital to back it up. Mr. Brady, who is to be the superintendent;of the new smelting company, is expected in the city to-day, and in comp;.y -'ith Mr. Waterman hI\ will pro ceed . : .s soon as convcrni.: wil a vi r tihe Derits i : mine ... Allis, of '..- :: Governor, antd i'il probably represe:nt his father's' interests at the BIrkcer. We are pleased to report the probability u f another smelter for the Barker and hope it will not be many months until it is in full blast. The.Stormn. The storm of the past week gets completely away with the oldest "old timer" yet heard from. Not one has come forward to.assert that away back in '60, '61 or some other year the snow was deeper at this time; the mercury further below zero, or anything of that kind. They give it up like philosphers and candidly admit that the pilgrim who landed but a few weeks ago has had a chance to see just as tough weather in October as they know anything about. It is not often that you stump an "old timer" but Hiems cer tainly did the business last week. But there is some consolation at least in the thought that the cold wave was not confined to Cho teau county or even to Montana. It was gen eral throughout this Territory, Idaho, Wash ington and Oregon and even penetrated to the remotest parts of the northern states. Montana is no worse off than other portions of the country. J t is probable that the snow will melt away in a fews days and that sev eral weeks of good weather will follow. Our Indian.nsummer is still due and we don't pro pose to be cheated out of it. oound-Up Itemd. The Shonkin round-up has gone .into win ter quarters at the 'Big Sag .and will remain until the advent of Indian summer. Nearly all the members hate returned to their homes for the present to reture when this kveather lets up. After they resume operations it will require about ten days or two weeks to finish the work. The Sun River round-up got a late start and the cold, wave played havoc with them. They will be required to go back to the be gimiing and try it over again as soon as the weather permits. The stockmen of the Musselshell were more fortunate and finished their work before the storm set in, The number of calves branded is not as large as was anticipated. MININNG NOTES. Some Helena capitalists,' of the number Mr. S. T. Hauser, visited the quartz mines in Warm Springs district some days ago and in vested in "rock" to a considerable extent. The indications are that Barker will be a lively camp this winter. There is now a de mand for men there and they are coming in at a rapid rate. The Mining and Smelting company will buy all the ore they can 'get and the consequence is that mine own ers are making preparations to develop their leads. There is more activity in the .camp just now than there ever has been and when the Smel ter begins operations ai regular boom may be expected. N.w YORK Stock Report: The best way of bringing the merits of a mining property before the public, is through the medium of a reliable paper, with the corroborative evi dence of journals and individuals located in the neighborhood of the properties described. Therei, crery evidence that we are ap proachh i'c , reitest stability ever khown in ann*,:l i coinfidence is gria r stor, v : q et an unp::;_- .inted amonict +=f -s . :1 .wto R w in that dreection. As in oil wells, so in mining, roany mer chants have years ago ventured to their cost. Petroleum has now reached a settied basis, and although there are fewer "Coal .Oil Johnnys," there is a more general prosperity. We may expect to have fewer Mackeys, Fairs or Floods in the futureof mining, but macre widely diversified benefit, and the mer cantile element which has been frightened bff in its early stages, will .return and con tribute to the development of our vast min ing territory. In short, we are to have more mining and les. stooik dealing, '.more minese. and fewer promoters. The Yeto North- W.st learns from'a pros pector the following method of ascertaining the:amount of mineral in ores, a process fre quently employed by prospectors who:are re mote fromassay sffices. We submit it for the benefit of our mining readersi: A sample of rock to be treated is pulver ized in a mortar, or in the absence of that with a hammer, or such appliances as may be .btainable. Of this take'one part and of gunpowder two part. Mix thoronghly, and theni dampen with water until it is of the consistency of paste. Then make this into the shape of a low cone on a shovel or any substance thrit will stand heat. If it is con venient expose this to theiri's rays: for a day or two o dry out; if not it can tibe readl ly dried near the camp fire in shorter time. When dry apply a match or a coal to the top of the cone, and the little furnace begins to work, making an intense heat and burn ing comipletely. When the mass is complete ly burned, pound it up and pan out, and whatever mineral the rock contains "will be found in buttons in the mass. The size, color and weight of these will give any one conversant with minerals a fair idea of the amount of metals contained and whether it is gold or silver, copper or iron. Generally one spoonful of ore and two of'gunpowder. are used. River Ripples. The Benton left Bismarck on the night of the 8th inst. on her last trip for 1881. The Benton has done good work this season and can gracefully retir: n her laurels, Col. O'Connor left under instructions yes ierday on the General Terry, and met the i'.ninah above Bismarck, giving her instruc tions to proceed directly to Sioux City. The seizure of the boat for carrying intoxicating liquyrs into an Indian country means absolute confiscation, and the boat will therefore be sold at Sioux City.-Bismarck T'rib'une, 8th anmt. The Red Cloud atrived at Bismarck on the 5th inst. and will probably winter at that point. NOTICE. There will be a meeting of thh Board of Trustees of Sehool District No. 1. on Satur day evening, October 22nd inst., at which the accounts will ble audited, and all bills against the District mhst be presented on or before that date. Jonx F.' MURPHY, Clerk of Board. MONTANA MATTERS." Glendive wants °a bank. Two train loads of Montana stock are shipped from Glendive daily. The Glendive Times is warmly advocating the organization of Dawson county. Bozeman contributed but seventy-five dol lars to the Garfield-Monument Fund. It is estimated that there have been 3, 000 tourists in the National Park this year. There have been ninety-four deaths in Helena during the year ending October the 10th. Montana's contributions to the Garfield Monument Fund will aggregate more than $1,000. It is estimated that the population of Mon tana has increased this year fully twenty-five per cent. Hon. Sam Word says the Utah & North ern will have trains-running into Butte with in thirty days. - The machinery and tools for work on the Mullen Pass have been shipped and opera tions on the same will soon begin. The latest Helena papers report that Judge A. J. Davis, of Butte, is dangerously ill. A. premature report 6f his death gained circula tion in Helena. The Territorial Fair was not a' finanoial success, as the receipts will hardly cover the expenses. The total receipts of the Fair were $12,083.73. SThe right of way for the Utah Northern Railroad from Silver Bow to Butte has been obtained, and the road will be speedily built . to the Silver City. The merchants of White Sulphur Springs have agreed to close their doors on Sunday. This is a good pattern for the Benton mer chants to follow. St. Ambrose Orphan Asylum of Helena was completed last week and organized un der the above title. Seven orphans have a home already under its benign roof. The llerald says; the potatoe crop in the Prickley Pear valley has succumbed to the cold snap. It is nejt belioved that' the pota toes in this vicinity' are injured as yet. B. F. Bisel, near Bozeman, claims to have raisec92,213 bushels of grain, oats aind bar ley, from thirty acres of ground. Benjamin Franklin is entitled to the cake if his claim is just. The Glendive Times reports that four head of mules belonging to the K.eogh Stage Line were stolen on the night of the 5th inst. Some animals were also stolen from the troops at Fort Keogh. Charles Markham, of Helens, widely known throughout the Territory, died in that city on Friday of last week, and was tsuried with Masonic honors on Sunday. He uad been ill but a few days. The b0nes of ten chinamen who have been buried at Helena during the 'past few years were sacked and shipped ,for the Ce lestial Kingdom last week. The resident Qhinamen'indulged in a big feast in honor of the event. The Bozeman coach upset on Tuesday of last week, east of Radersburg, and :Hon. J., P. Woolmah, Territorial Auditor, who was one of the passengers, suffered a dialocation of his right shoulder. The other passen gers escaped without ijury. The Helena City Council passed a .esolu tion censuring the Independent' for, making sport of the Committee of Citizens whnoi ban queted at the expense of the Mi'rquft iof Lorne. That Council must have Nery -little to do or it would not turn its attenton to such a matter, A representative of a Butte' printing es I ablishment canvassed Bozeman recently for piece ot business and the Courier didn't hit him a lick amips. The fourth session of the Mo itana con ference dfthe M. E. Church, :outh, can vened in Helena on Friday of last. weeie Bishop EH. . Kavaaaugh presiding. The following ministers were preserat : Revs.; S. B. Stateler, T. W.. Flowers, E. J. Stanley, J. B. Whitford and John Andrea . The Helena papers have :reopened the fight about the visit of the Ma rquis of Lorne to that city and the first thing! we know'the postoffice war will come up; again. '.When local matters are dull at the c~apital these top ics are utilized for "fillintt.'\ But, re'ally,: ish't it a little tough on the tubscribers ? - On the day appointed for the commence ment of the Bozeman fair ·the igi'ounds and track were covered to the ,depth of two 'feet with snow. The races Vwere postponed in: definitely, aiindunless the wIeather soon clears up it is probableathat the: fair will: go 'over iuntil next year. It is a serious loss to Boze man and the fair assodiatibntim. After tbe ex-' perience of this year TMhontana faire will probaibly- bte held before i Oc.tobr. : TRADE ,oPjjs. Lubin's perftumes @ igreat variety at iin ar's drug store. :Bo~y Brussels at. Roosevelt &A Co.' at $1.45 per yard. Gans & Klein's mto is the best c...r for tie least money. Lanning has the White sewing machirtes for sale, go and see them. German socks and Arctic overshoes just received at Gans'& Klein's. Planoes and Organs, the Celebrated Slnaer Sewaln Machtnes, as Hedrcr.k Prices. YiLURPHlY, NEEL & uO. Cracked wheat, white oats, cracked barley, Graham food and rice flour at Wetzel's. An endless variety ofG winter goods have just been received at Gans & Klein's. Mail orders receive prompt attention at Gans & Klein's. Send in your orders. Ladies', children's and misses' under , ear of every description at Baker & DeLorr.i,''s. A.full line of winter gloves and mittens, beaver gloves, etc., at Hlrshberg & Nathan. DON'T GO BA _EFOOT when you can buy the best boots,. shoes and warmn sMocrs aute cost at Murply, Noeel J Coo'. A large and really magnificent stock of ladses', misses' and children's cloaks and furs are displayed. at the fashion emporium of Baker & DeLormer.. Hirshberg & Nathan are doing a rushing business, and everyone pleased with their goods and prices. The most complete line of Blank Books i and stationery ever in Benton can be found at Crane & Green's. Buy your furniture of F. O. Roosevelt & I Co. The best goods for the least money. Call and be convinced. Baker & DeLormer have just received a large and extensive assortment of the finest flannels. Call and see them. It is getting about mince pie time. Wetzel has the finest lot of mince 4e and n.ince meat in the market. If you need a good California blanket or .bufalo over coat, go to Hirshberg & Nathans. They will please you in every respect. Call and examine the flue assortment of carpets and oil-clothes at Roosevelt & Co.'s. Call and examine their stock for yourself. Fuarliture, in endless variety, at Net Cost toclose out same. Now is ) our opportunltyo MUI RPHRY, N EEL & CO. The finett line of clocks ever seen in Ben ton may be found at Lanning's. Every one is thoroughly regulated and warranted. F. C. Roosevelt & Co. certainly have the largest and finest stock of furniture in the Territory and they are selling it at priceLE that defy competition. For ladies' fine merino and Ml1k winter underwear call at Wetzel's. He has a large assortment on hand. Also ladies' lace ties in all tenors, silk fichus, etc. A very elegant and elaborate display of rich silverware is tastefully exhibited in Mr. Lanning's new store. It is well worth vi4l! ing. Drop in and see for yourself. Canton flannels, bed quilts, blankets of all Kid and everything to keep .oe warm. Bear in mitd wse mean Just what we say, at eost -MURiPR,wua. N EEL, & cO. By to-morrows express Baker& DeLn = . willreceive the hr est and finest s milinery ever broahbt to Benton. should call and jltPUt. heir goods. Eurphy, Neel & 'go. have just ieceiv. .; Large stock of Furiniture, Stoves; Schuttler Wagons, Groceries, Liquors, 'Cigars, Dry Goods, -.Buckey9 Mowers, Buckeye Mowers and Reapers, Sulky Plows, Walking Plows, SMilwaukee Beer, Wines, 'Oranges, Lemons, .Apples, everything you wait,, S-heap as the ceheapest, Largest store building in Montana, Lowest prices. SGen~se underwear,flannel lined ean VhaS overeoats9 broad brimmed hati0 everythtiug you need to warm you up nternal.y or externally. Puices low eor than ever. MiURPHY. NEEL & CO. BEPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE First National Bank AT FORT BENTON, I.N "THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA, AT THE i CLOSE OF BfUSINESS SATURDAY, OCTOBER IleT, 1881. Loan and Discounts ............ ........ $93,206 51 Ovedsraft ................................ 5,424 4 U. S. Bohds to secure circulation.......... 50,000 00 Other stocks, bonds and mortgages ........• 6.023 19 Due from approved reserve agents....... 2,393 12 Due from other National Banks............ 637 41 Due from State Banks and Bankers . .. 4,405 94 Real estate, furniture and fixtures......... ,204 01 Current expenses and taxes paid........... 1,319 18 Premiums paid......... ............... 1.00000 Checks and other cash items ........... ; .. 1,209 27 Bills of other banks.................. 8,62 09 Fractional paper currency, nickels and pen nies......... ..... ............ 24 56 Specie .. ........................ 1,080 75 Legal tend notes ............. ........... 5,00 00 Redemptid'fund with U. S. Treasurer (5 per cent. of circulation)............ 2,250 CO Due from U. 8. Treasurer other than 5 per cent. redemptlon fund ................ 51 25 Total........... ............ 184.. 444 6 •AILIUTIe. Capital stock paid ina.......... ......... IP,000 00 Undivided profit....... ........... 12,003 66 *NationaI Bank notes outsitanding·........ 5000 cJ Individual deposits subject to check....... ~4,4T1 80 Demand certificats of deposit............. 365 00 Time certifcates of deposits................ 2,. 34 Due to other National Banks.... .......... 16,i8 85 Total ........................ -- 84,444 85 TERBITOBT OF MONTANA,lt , County of Choteau. j I, W. Ct. Conrad, President of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true .o the best of my knowledge and belief. WILLIAM G. CUNRAD, President. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 17th day of October. 151. ROBERT A. LUKE, Notary Public. Correct Attest: Jos. S. HIT. ) JOHN HUSBnRRE.} Directors. R. A. Lutx, ) F. J. GAAUILER, Dealer in allneof General Merchandise M1ARTINDALE, i, T, i l es have on hand a fn.supply of goods demana".d ..d by the trade, and sell them at reasonable prices. AAguad hotel, under the management of Mrs. 5Sr rows; a saloon and new stable, under the. manve" ment ct Messrs. Shields & Lunid, and a complete b lsekic th shop,'are run in connectipn with tie ,store, tome to "Brooklyn" and see me' beforea baY la. FRANK J. GAtUGL t, X5:-17y r .Martinedase, i. . CHARUCOAL W ANTEr Wanted-Bide to furnish 1l,000 bushels of ct delivered at the Clendennin. Miing ng & meltirg~ii works at Gold Ru ase follows: - - °15,000 buehels on or before DecemberlOth, 1 g - 18,00 bushelshon or before Jaiinury'1ot0i 188 Coaitlifb a No. 1 article mtde froib green wcr .. easPhrement.t $,747 lbic Ind~. The` Comps:Y re n*er e tho.ri to reject :ai. allbfdI *U*. 5and %5J BentonV y O~tt ·li~_ue~;~ &D~OJr? Stocknelens Rwardsl! $500 REWARD! WILL BE ;IVEN by the .hoteau and Meagher Counties' Stock Protective Asso ciation for the apprehension and con viction of any peason or persons who sell, barter or give whisky, or other intoxicating drinks, to Indians on the rauges of Stock men who are members of this Association ° $100 REWARD! WILL BE GiVEN for the apprehension and conviction of the first person or persons de tected selling, bartering .or giving whisky, or other intoxicating drinks, to Half-breeds on the ranges of the members of this Asso ciation. $500 REWARD ! WT;,L BE GIVEN for the apprehension and co:viction of any person or persons who ma.liously -or carelessly set out prairie fires on the ranges of members of this As sociation. By order of the Executive Committee of the Chotean and Meagher Counties Stock Protective Association. M. E. MILNERl, Secretary. TO THE PUBLIC. " The undersigned, having bought the dairy business formerly belongingto:Mr.John Neubert, hope by close attention to business and the supe ior quality of milk and cream supplied to customer,, to give entire satis faction. Having moved the dairy to D;1iatraz's Runch in town, wewill be able to delivr r.il:: and cream twice a day, before 6 a. mn. and 6 p. mi, thcreb sup plying a want long felt by our citiz.:n EITIIER & ::iL!I'N, 36tf ;:c Dior Dairy. UL;per Jl: ihw t. " loo=t ti.e t rOad to t:A day, as theLadi :. war,1 iL.. - i.: a : u made.. i cC DlD, .op. Ne s P i, f . . .. FINE WOOD AN TE - CHOitlE . t.G NG(: ., ( -._ GVOIC&E Cr, _ TO2.t' VELVET . < rx " OTO AND CABI- In Great Assortment. CRANE &C; & RE Front Strees, Baet .Bond and --nton. FO'RC T B NTON CENTENNIAL HOTEL BENTON, MONTANA. R. S. CULBERTSON, PRO'PRI ETOR. NEW AND COICFOITABL RO0 MI With or without fire. The house' hao been'recently enlarged and new sleeping rooms added. Board by the day or week. Special ratos given Regular Boarders. Paasengers on Coaches swishsng to Stop at this House will please infors . the drivers. Choteau House NEW HOTEL. Thoroughly Refitted and Newly Furnished, SULLIVAN & HILL, Proprietors. Conducted on first.class principles. Everything new neat and attractive. Feeling assured that we can offer the very best of accommodation, we ree pectfully solicit the patronage of the public. pRICES REASONABHL. THE LARGEST AND BEST HOTEL IN CHOTEAUr COUNTY. Benton and vi,.n sda e;c STACE LdIM. COrrie the ie3d Sts mail to all points On the Line. ' sre leri and express tIake through to the Tii ieki: Trips I Leaves Benton Mon.. , ~ rnodays and Frida at 7 o clock and arrve oun Tueaays Thurs. 0 days ..... nc -. , ; d .lyir srr~l::,7il~~nr " , 'i l ..'. ,! a"~; u , . S , t '%