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Benton Lodge, No. 25, A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communications of the above named Lodge are held at 7 p. m. on the first and °thirM Saturday of each month. Members of sister lodges and sojourn ng brethren are cordially in ed to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. H. P. ROLFE, Secretary. Ohoteau 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 oom in this city. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. RICHARD MEFL N. G. AvUUsT C. BECKMAN, Secretary. THE BLACK VISION, A PARODY FOR TIHE TIME Yesterday, as I sat writing To a friend about the. lghting, Telling how some purse-proud parties Are trying to shut the school-house door, Suddenly there came a butting, And a woolly head was stuck in Stuck in at my private door. "'Tis some darkey. Darn his picLure!" Only this, and nothing more. I was tired of darkey capers. And bent close above my papers, Hoping thus the black intruder Would go wander from my door: But I hoped and wished most vainly, For he knocked and butted plainly, Showing that he really thought he Had a right upon the floor; Maybe this and something more. "Come in," said I, in vexation, For I hated like the nation Thus to have th.e fellow thumping, "Come in, durkey, I implore. What the dickens is the matter,. That you make this awful clatter, Make this horrid din and batter Thus against my private door ? Do you want to be a slave, And serve your master as before ?" Quoth the nigger, "Never more." "I'm the spirit of a fellow Who was murdered at Fort Pillow, Murdered when I begged for mercy, Pinned by bayonets to the floor; And I've come to ask, in reason, Is this now a proper season To have these fellows rob my children And drive them from the school-house door ? But that's not all, there's something more. "We have fought as do the bravest For your lives, your homes, your safety; Bones of colored men lie bleaching Along the Mississippi shore. Black and white are bound together, Mutual suffering forms the tether, Now, I ask you, will you let them Keep us out the school-house door ? Answer this, if nothing more. Ask your soldiers, who extended Help and succor, as they wended Dubious paths 'mid ionuhern forests Faint and weary, sick and sore Who it was that always waved them Onward, praying God to save them, And return them as He took them To their homes and friends once more ? Ask them that, if nothing more. "Ask them, now the war is ended, And the Flag has been defended By two hundred thous Lud colored S Men 'wvho formed the Atrique Corps, If they'll push us from our places To make room for other faces; Will they drive us out, or those who Brought such horrors .o their door ? Ask them that, there's nothing more," Thus the darkey spake, and started, And the walls before him parted, But he waved this hand and said, with Look I ne'er had seen Lbefore: "Good.bye, white man. As a natioin, God has given us salvation; And up there the humblest private, Sir in al the colored corpe, Is your equal, eveo more. ' '"ICH DIEN." Benton, January 19, 1882. a Mehoolmna'ams . The following epistle was received a few days ago by Mr. Louis Heitman, who turned it over to us for an answer : KANsAs CrrTY, Mo., Jan. 11, 1882. Mr. Louis Heitman : DEA SIm :--We have been informed that you are in want of teachers in Montana. We flatter ourselves that we are competent of teaching both the higher and lower branches in the school room, &nd also giving instructions on the piano. If we can secure positions in your place, please inform us what salary we can obtain, and what would be our living expenses. If desired we can give the best of refer ences from here and also fromtn the east. Yours resrectfully, LILIAN 8. 8MALL. NETTIE AYEBRs. P. 8. :--Please address Miss Nettle Ayers, 745 Cherry Street, Kansas City. Missouri. Girls, this is not Ihe most propitious time to apply for, a position as teacher, and we be. lieve in Benton the supply of W'illow wield. ers is even greater than the demand. How it will be at the beginning of lth next sohool yea We cn'Jt say, But doa't Ilt that kindair you from somblgto Benton.i Iiles thb frail eat sort of an obstacle. If you have good looks, Lillie and Neele, Inatdditin .tp- your other undoubted qualifications, and time has plowed no furrows en your alabaster brows, a asgase io# ~ is* ..i wayfwill insure yout terltnes. sIs% t land of merchant princes, Ie.le.ngsln, bosamsu dihlf and shepherd knights-most of whom are by rei. son of oecesity living a life of ealgle bi l sednm ()(, and who would jump at "a ~pi Isa ifnales, Indeq4 we 1ase tpeen Iuttact kingaiginbu ma uilestt etay nebr the partI ulassir tsit of, yolw E 1 whether you wear bangs or frizzes, and any other details that you may see fit to throw in. His sense of propriety is too delicate to permit him to ask concerning your ages. That is sacred ground which he does not ask or desire to invade. However, if you send your photos we will use them to the best pos sible advantage and advise you as to results. Consider us, Lillie and Nettie, your mos obedient servant, subject to any and all or ders. NEW SURIPTUJIE CATECKHISIN Adapted to the latitude of Benton, Hel ena and White hulphur Spring. [NOTE :-It is suggested that classes be formed at once to learn this Catechism lest we may become so select and high-toned as to make Montana the laughing-stock of the rest of the United States. Persons afraid of getting too near the Africans might meet to recite at the school house after school hours.] Does God especially love the proud ? Ans.-God resisteth the proud and givith grace to the humble.-I Peter v : 5. How was it in ancient times? Did they think with the poet, Burns, "that a man was a man for a' that ?" Ans.-The rich and the poor meet togeth er; the Lord is the maker of them all. Prov. xxII. : 2. Does God think that white folks are neces sarily any better than others ? Ans.-There is no respect of persons with God.-Romans n. : 11. God hath made of one blood all nations.-Acts xVII.: 26. Was Jesus so genteel that he associated only with the upper-ten ? Ans.-He ate with publicans and sinners. The common people heard him gladly- Mark xn. : 37-Mark II. : 16. When Jesus was on earth how did he treat the despised classes ? Ans.-He detended them and took their part every time. -Luke vui, 36 : xviv., 1 10. What does Jesus think about despising little ones ? Ans.-Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones, for I say unto you that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father in heaven.--Matt. xvwl., 10. Have high-toned people anything to be proud of ? Ans.-For who makeih he to differ from another ? And what hath thou that thou didst not receive ? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it ?-Cor. Iv., 9. Was the apostle Paul afraid of the bugbear of equality ? And did he organize separate churches and separate communion tables for freedmen and slaves ? Ans.-For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew or G.eek ; there is neither bond or free; there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.- Gal. II , 26-28. Name averse very appropriate to this war on the colored children. Ans.-Behold how great a fire a little mat ter kindleth! * Closlng Ou t 4t Cost. Kleinschmidt & Bro. are closing out their odds and ends of stock at 0ost, and, beginning in the spring, will deal exclusively in straight groceries, liquors and farming implements and machinery. What goods, not wanted, remain, will be disposed of by auction in May, From this date they will sell, AT cOST, the following articles, of which they have a large assortment in each line: Clothing, dry goods, notions, furniture, ladles' and gents' gloves, boots and shoes, hats and caps, har ness and saddles, clocks, queensware and glassware, wall paper and many other arti eles. These goods must be closed out in the next few months, and the public will find that we mean what we say in regard to sell ing out at cost by giving us a trial. KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO. Benton, January 11, 1882. Our Publlc eSchools. Herald. Last week we mentioned the names of the parties who had withdrawn their children fr,,m the public school because of the admie Sion of tw6 octoroon children. Since that issue one of the parties, who was evidently ashamed to have people know that he held such narrow-minded views of the rights of man, and consequently felt angry at this paper for telling it, has stopped his paper and ordered the advertisemtnt of his black smith shop disconiinued.' But the RIVER PRESS, hlke the school, still goes on.--RivER Puss All hondrto the RTvau PRESS for its manlyi fight against the "color line" in the public echools!. All honor to the Trustees of the (Jhteau County School Board I By unani - sie voice they have said tM.t the colored children, as much as those of any other race, sh~li havethebenefit of the public schools ! They have dared to do the bensible thing. :Fhey have dared to do the right thing. They hav dared-4 -~ thietn t. wrotd--t6 dO thr lawful thing, Montap4 law construed by whoeensi t Itinay betoe the contrary not withtanding. No statute of this Territory wl .Jch d4iwjinSates In any particular what soevr hingist race or class in the privileges "-'rtusis tlh hto ad civilization. If in this broad realm of the mountains a stop or stay in the years of our formative condition has been noticeable, it has been within the narrow precincts of our Capital city. It will be a shame if it can longer be said that Helena, the seat of wealth, of learning, of. schools the best and most liberally fostered in the Territory, follows where properly she should lead. We uncover in the presence of the generous and just public sense of Choteau, of Madison, and of other as liberal and high-minded communities surrounding us. If intolerance has showed itself anywhere within Montana it has been encouraged to do so by examples which Helena has furnished. This people want no more of it. it has no justification for it in their hearts or their heads, nor in any law which courts or communities will respeet. Meeting of Trustees. There will be a meeting of the School Trustees of District No. 1 at the School house on Saturday evening at 7J o'clock sharp. All persons interested in school mat ters are invited to be present. By order of the Board, J. F. MURPHY, Clerk. A bAitD. We, the undersigned, PATRONS of the Ben ton Public School, fully realizing and appre ciating the efficiency of the School Board il their united efforts to promote the best inter ests of the public school, hereby tender to them our united support in every action they have heretofore taken as such School Board: Max Waterman, J. A. Kanouse, J. H. Green, Win. Warner, O. W. Kelly, Neil McIntyre, Daniel Dutro, Jere. Sullivan, W. S. Stocking, J. S. Stuart, Chas. Crawford, John Neubert. A Brilliant Business Venture. A Madison county man saw a statement in a home paper, taken probably from the un reliable Record, that eggs are selling in Ben ton for $1.50 and $2.00 a dozen and immedi ately he conceived the idea that it would be E brilliant scheme to send a lot of eggs here to sell. Accordingly he gathered together sev eral dozen and sent them by express to W. 8. Wetzel with instructions to that gentleman to dispose of them at the ruling high rates on commission. The express charges are $20; the commission will be probably 25 per cent.; the eggs will sell for 60 and 75 cents and the Madison county man will lose not less than $40 in the transaction ! MoRAL:-Don't send goods to Benton with the expectation of getting fancy prices for them. 'It is the cheapest market in the Ter ritory for every thing. Don's Fatl To see the display ot ladies' and childrens shoes, slippers and hosiery at Murphy, Neel & Co.'s. A Reduaetloon. Owing to the unfavorable boating season, Messrs. I G. Baker & Co. did not receive the bulk of their goods until late in the fall. and as a consequence they have now a very full stock in all the lines, while other mer chants are finding themselves "shoit." But in order to make room for the spring stock they have reduced the prices on all woolen goods, such" as shawls, blankets, underwear. hoods, nubias, etc. This is the time to se cure bargLins in those goods, and the stock to select from is large aud fresh. The Judiath Manes. A letter from Maidenville informs us that that camp is enjoying a genuine boom just now. A four feet vein of ore has been struck in the Collar mine, from which $2,000 assays have been received. A night and day shift have been put on this lead which is be ing rapidly developed. It is undoubtedly a splendid property. Robert Graham is building a livery stable at Maidenville, forty by one hundred feet in dimensions, and numerous other buildings a.xe in course of erection. Several new leads havebeen struck in the camp recently, and some of them present an excellent showing. Our correspondent says that new comers are arriving every day and that in his opinion the camp is destined to be the best in the mountains. TRADE TOPICS. Did you know that Wetzel has a full line ot trunks for sale cheap ? If you have any use for such an aiticle you had better inves tigate the matter. T.C. Power & Bro. have just received a nice line of velvet carpets. SFor fine underwear go to Gans & Klein's. Overcoats of every kind that have just been received at'I. G. Baker & Co's. wtll be disposed of at a sacrifice, It will pay you to buy one for next winter at the pricae asked. The finest stock of boots and shoes in the city at W. S. Wetzel's. A full assortment ef gentlemen hlisle thread underwear, silk h.udkerchief, and hosiery at litrabberg & KNthatn'a T. C. Power & .ro. are showing a most .egait line ofatrp.ts, curainas, lambreqans, etC. p to Wetaplpt~ o I obos orsaboatsof saa kludiraum thlwmeet kid to he comrmit bh keen~Talk dn fit 7oti .ot aro and gir ts~u k Gans & Klein are the only first-class cloth iers in Benton. Give them a call. Building hardware of every kind just opened at Wackerlins. Winter goods of every description, such as overcoats, arctics, snow excluders, snow monitors, etc. for sale at a sacrifice at I. G. Baker & Co. A new lc.t of children and misses' shoes just'received at Wetzel's. A large stock of blankets, quilts and In dian blankets at Hirshberg & Nathan's. W. S. Wetzel has just received a lot of clothing from the States, and is now pre pared to suit everybody in both California and States clothing, and that , the very low est prices. Rubber boots, gum boots, Arctics, snow excluders, overshoes and everything which will prevent chillblains, at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. Messrs. H. J. Wackerlin & Co. have just finished stock taking and now are engaged in opening an immense invoice of goods re ceived only , few weeks ago, delayed on ac count of the unfavorable boating season. These goods consist of almost everything in the line of hardware. If 4they came too late for last season's trade they will certainly be in good play for the early spring trade. Among others will be found a most complete line of building hardware and miners' tools, the largest stock of these goods ever brought to Benton. The delay in the delivery oft the goods has another pleasing aspect. Since their purchase there has been a general ad vance in the prices of Hardware and the goods could not be bought now for anything like the low prices paid for these. This will enable Messrs. Wackerlin & Co. to offer .goods to the public at lower figures than any other dealers. The purchasing'public should bear the fact in mind. White, fancy and colored shirts of all styles and prices at Hirshberg & Nathbn's. Business and dust suits at Gans & Klein's at prices that defy competition. Measures taken for suits at Gans &Klein's. Fit guaranteed, and 1,000 samples to select from. The best hats and caps in town at Gans & Klein's. L G. Baker. & Co. received the principal part of their stock of overcoats in January and as a result have now a complete invoice of those garments while other dealers are "out." Not wishing to keep these goods through the summer they are selling them at less than cost. In fact they will not lose a sale on an overcoat if they must give it away. If you want a real bargain buy an overcoat at I. G. Baker & Co's. Quadruple plated casters at Wetzel's, some thing very nice and not too expensive. Look at them. A large stock of miners' tools just received at Wackerlins. Arctic snow excluders and snow monitors for less than cost at I. G. Baker & Co's. All well dressed men buy their clothing from Gans & 0lein. GRAND CENTRAL RESTAURANT Opposite the Court House, RAIf STREET', FORT BENTON. ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN. This homue has no equal in the Northwest. Its table is filled with every luxury which epicures may desire. The interior of the diting-room is admirably arranged. Styles and prices to suit every taste. BULLETT & MARTIN, Lessees. MAX KABAKER, Dealer in TOBACCOS, CIGARS, Stationery, A full assortment of all classes of pa. pers, a*ovels and b.,oks of all description alw.ys on hand. CONFECTIONEHY, NUTS, CANDIES FRUITS, NOTIONS, ETC. ICE-COLD LEMONADE New on hand. FRONT ST., FORT BENTON. A NEW SALOON. The undersigned has opened a saloon at Mann's Ranch, on the Barker road, and is prepared to serve the public with a superior quality of Wines, Liquors, Beer, CIGARS, &c., Everything as good as can be had at Benton. W'STOP AND SEE ME. O. C. WILLIAMS. "THE ELITE' Corner Front and Benton Sts. FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. A CHOICE LOT OF Whiskies, Wines and Cigars ALWAYS ON HAND. MARSHALL & WILSON, Prop'rs. TheElite. is the most popular resort in the upper part of town. Drop in and have a friendly chat NEW AND FRESH GOODS! Just received and in transit greatly exceed former purchases, in low prices, quality and quantity. T. C. POWER & BRO. Will present during the season the finest lines of Stock for the Retail and Jobbing Trade in DPT QOODS Ever brought to Benton. It is complete in every department, and close buyers will find it to their interest to give it careful examination. we make a specialty of fancy groceries a no -n' Ities, as wel' as carry the staple imnb 'n the wholesale market demanded in the Territory. Our purchases this season as the largest ever made for Montana, and are especially heavy in Canned Goods, Fancy Groceries,,Cigars and Tobaccos. WAGONS AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS! All the styles of wagons and carriages used in Montana, of the verr best make and mate rials, from the heaviest freight wagon to the light carriage or phaeton. We are the Largest Dealers in the Territory In every variety of FARMINC MACHINE OR IMPLEMENT including threshing machines, reapers and mowers, hay rakes, sulky plows, beam plows, wind mills, and all the tools and machinery used in modern farming, And Can Sell Cheaper, Than Any other. House Ladd's Tobacco and Hill's Extra Tobacco Sheep I)i] We are making a specialty o sheep dip and recommend the above as the cheapest, safe and most effective. Also other dips, of which sheep men can get what they want cheaper than anywhere else. QENERAL MERCHANDISE, Consisting of Clothing, boots and shoes, and every article required in the Indian and fur trade, a large supply of thqbeat grades. The most diversified stock in Benton. Eter~th a i t okma;n, F rm i;er or lecbhantc Wants, at the Very W phl ~reat Prio6dir Hides, Pure and: Peltries. T. .O POWER £ BRO. jsi"""'';,- i:~,... ~ .~~~,;.ii·~*a-r. Iu-t,·!l.a·,! si ··r-lrw;:;wr~ ,~~inrr ·· ··-