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FORT BENTON, MONTANA,
Wholesale and Retail Grocer AND DEALER IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Furs and Peltries. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Our Grocery Department Embraces a Full Stock of Fancy and Staple Articles. FISH BRO'S, FREIGHT AND FARM WAGONS, McCormick Reapers and Mowers, Taylor's Hay Rakes, and a full line of Farming Implements. CUTLERY, CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. We have in store one of the best selected Stocks ever imported into the Territory, and the trading puplic will find it to their advantage to get our prices befo:e buying elsewhere. STORAGE AND COMMISSION. Corner of Front and Bond Sts., Fort Benton. Will run four of the Fastest and Best Boats upon the Missouri River during the coming season, leaving Bismarck and Benton EVERY SATURDAY. - 0:O:- T. C. POWER, Manager, 193 S. Water Street, Chicago. JOHN H. CHARLES, Supt. I. P. BAKER, Gen. Agent, Sioux City, Iowa. 415 Cham. Commerce Building, St. Louis. --:0: RATES NOW,READY FOR THE EAST AND WEST. i"Rates guaranteed, taking quantity and quality into consideration, Whether contract is made .or not before shipping, and all goods shipped on or before June 15 from Chicago, St. Louis, St. Paul and other points, reaching Bismarck on or before July 1st, will go through to Fort Benton on time, (usual transportation risks excepted) or will make good the extra delay and non-delivery, the Manager claiming only the privilege of stopping the mentioned agents from taking too much freight, should there be a rush in the latter par. of the season. - :0:--- Str. Butte leaves Bismarck, Saturday, April 8, Str. Black Hills leaves Bismarck, Saturday, April 15. Str. Helena leaves Bismarck, Saturday, April 22. Str. Benton leaves Sioux City, Monday, April 10. And will run regularly from Bismarck during the boating season. For freight or passage, Apply to T. 0,' POWER & B0O., Benton. JOHI H. OHARBLES, Bioux Oity. T. 0. POWER & 00., Helena. I. P. BAKER, St. Louis. THOS. S. RATLE, Oontracting Agent . & N. By.. C001tark Stret, Chicago. NORTH PACIFIC B. B. OFFIOE, St. Paal. sMarkr goods-Benton [P] Line, care of N. P. . B., St. Paul. The Old Man was not Esthetie. "Why, you superlative pa!" she ex claimed, "I am utterly glad to see you." The old gentleman was somewhat unnerved by the greeting, but he recognized the seal skin in his grip as the identical piece of property he had paid for with his bay mare, and he sort of squat it up in his arms and planted a kiss where it would the most good, with a report that sounded above the noise of the depot. In a brief space of time the trunk and its attendant baggage were loaded into the wagon, which was soon bumping over the hubbies toward home. "Pa, dear," said the young miss, survey ing the team with a critical eye, "do you consider this quite excessively beyond ?" "Hey ?" returned the old man with a puz zled air. "Quite excessively beyond what. Beyond Warren ? I consider it about ten miles beyond Warren, counting from the Bath way, . that's what you mean." "Oh, no, papa, you don't understand me," the daughter explained: "I mean this horse and wagon. Do you think they are soulful ? Do you think they could be studied apart in the light of a symphony, or even a sim$le poem, and appear as intensely utter to one on returning home as one could express ?" The old man twisted uneasily in his seat and muttered something about he believed it used to be used for an express wagon before he bought it to deliver pork in, but the con versation appeared to be traveling in such a lonesome direction that he fetched the horse a resounding crack on the rutunda, and the severe jolting over the frozen ground pre vented further remarks. "Oh, there is that lovely and consummate ma!" screamed the returned collegiatess, as they drove up to the door, and presently she was lost in the embrace of a motherly woman in spectacles. "Well, Maria," said the old man at the supper-table, as he nipped a piece of butter off the lump with his own knife, "an' how'd you like your school ?" "Well, there, pa, now you are show-I mean I consider it far too beyond," replied the daughter. "It is unquenchably ineffable. The girls are so sumptuously stunning-I mean grand, so exquisit, so intense. And then the parties, the balls, the rides-Oh, the past weeks have been one sublime harmony." "I s'pose so, I s'pose so" nervously assent ed the old man as he reached for his third cup half full. "But how about your books -readin', writin', grammar, rule o' three how about them ?" "Pa, don't," exclaimed the daughter re proachfully; "the rule of three! grammar! It is French, and music, and painting and the divine in art that has made my school life the bos-I mean that have rendered it one unbroken flow of rhymthmic bliss-the incomparably and exquisitly all but." The grocery man and his wife looked hopelessly at each other across the table. After a lonesome pause the old lady said: "How do you like the buscuit, Mary ?" "They are too utter for anything," gushed the accomplished young lady, and this plum preserve is simply a poem in itself." The old man abruptly rose from the table and went out of the room, rubbing his head in a dazed and benumnbed manner, and the mass-convention was dissolved. That night he and his wife sat alone by the stove until a late hour, and at the breakfast table the next morning he rapped snrartly on the table with the handle of his l4Pife, and remarked: "Maria, me an' your mother have been talk ing the thing over, an' we've come to the conclusion that this boardin' school business is too utterly all but too much nonsense. Me an' her consider that we haven't lived sixty odd consummate years for the purpose of raising a curiosity, an' there's going to be a stop put to this unqaenchable foolibhness. Now, after you've finished eating that poem of fried sausage an' that symphony of twist ed doughnut, you take and dust up-stairs in less than two seconds and peel off that fancy gown an' put on a callliker, an' then come down here and help your mother wash dishes. I want it distinctly understood that there ain't going to be no more rhymthmic foolishness in this house so long's your superlative pa an' your lovely and gonsummate ma's run nng the ranch. You hear me, Maria ?" Maria was listening. Hanlan had things all his own way in his race with Boyd. Hereafter whoever backs any one of the oarsmen known at present to row against Hanlon, must simply be betting that Hanlan will sell out. Nobody can fairly beat him. His victory will surprise ino one on this side of the ocean, the chief doubt at any time being whether Hanlon would be in good condition on the day of the race; and his faithful training and exercise had lessened even this solitary chance of Boyd's winning. The latter, by his fine performance, main tained his reputation as the greatest of Brit ish scullers, but, of course was no match for the Canadian champion. Superiority in oars manship has always belonged to Canada, as superiority in cricket has to England, and in base ball to the United States. Years ago before international matches had come into fashion it was the custom of English secullers to settle their local matches and suppose that the winner must be champion of the world. Ii reality the Canadian boatmen were then at the head of this special branch ef atheletic sports, and it only needed such visits as those of Hanlan and Ross to show the fact. When theday of these two experts is over they will no doubt be succeeded by other C.ansdian asciles as skillful. TOM J. .TODD & CO. Wholesale and Rettail Dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS And Tobacco. FRONT STREET, -.. .-. .-. . . . FORT BENTON. VWHISKIES : HERMITAGE, STAG, BLUE BIBBON O. K. McBRAYER, NELSON, MIELLWOOD RYE, BLUE GRASS,' REINDEER, O. HORSEY RYE, ANDERSON, LANDCASTER, MAGNOLIA. SCOTCH AND IRISH WHISKIES. --d------IMPORTED BRANDIES AND WINES-:-- : Guiness Stouts, Bass' Ale, Ginger Ale, Double Soda, Cider, Min eral WTaters, Angostora Bitters, I-ostette-;'s Bitters, Reed's Cocktail Bitters, Etc. ST. LOUIS AND MILWAUKEE BEER. CASE GOODS OF ALL KINDS. W. H. BURGESS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in STAPLE AND FANCY OCE, fIES. The Finest and lost Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries ever brought to Benton. FINE CIGARS a SPECIALTY W. H. BURGESS, Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand, cor. Front and Benton Sts. $18. 18. 18. 118. An American Watch in a 4-oz Silver Case, for $18 (Fully Warranted.) Illitial Sleeve Bllttoos , ~r ·~ Orolerromluntana Go01, Always ...... in 8tock. Agents For White's Sewing Machine. Watches, and orders sent by mail, will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaran-. teed in every instance. W. C. BAILEY, Helena, M. T. H. J. WACKERLIN T. C_ POWER & BRO. H. J. Wackerlin & Co. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN HARDW&RE, BAR IRON, WAlON TIMlBERS HORSE sHOES AND NAILS, Tinwar Stoves, Queensware, Classware, 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. The Charte Oak and Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES. And the popular WESTMINISTER AND GARLAND SOFT COAL BASE BURNERS THE BEST AND ONLY SUCCESSFUL BASE BURNERS IN USE. TIN GOODS. We have a complete stock of Tin Goods, including Tin roofing, Gutters and Pipes, and will contract to do al kinds of Roofing, Repairing, etc. Tin Goods of every description Made to Order on short notice and at reasonable prices. We pro >ose to keop one of the largest and best supplied estab lishments of the kind in Montana, and will spare no pains or expense to CIVE ENTIRE 8ATISFACTION TO OUR PATRONS. FINE FURNITURE. F. O. ROOSEVELT & CO., Have opened on the Corner of Main and Bond sts., with a full line of Furniture. Finest Turkey Sets, ordinary; upholstered sets, in silks, velvets, reps, and hair cloth. Walnut cane bottom sets. Bed room sets. All styles and prices. Cheaper then you can buy them East and pay freight. Call and rxamine stock.