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From Friday's Daily. -J D. Weatherwax leaves this morning for Utica on a business trip. _Tbomas Ptotemy, Butte; F. Dreher, Ft. Shaw; and Lew Bradbury were the arrivals on yesterday's coach. -Max Waterman will go to White Sul phur Springs soon to try the benefit of the healing waters of the springs. -Mr. Cameron, a prominent sheep grower of the little Snowy region, is in the city after supplies, and will remain a day or two. -J. G. Boyle, Chicago; Thomas Ptolemy, Butte; A R. Barrows, Ubet; and G. P. Clark, Big Spring Creek, are at the Over land. --W. C. Carothers and Mrs. Smith, both of Arrow Creek, were made one in flesh last evening by Judge Kanouse. The buckboard will carry 'Ioblube in the future. From Saturday's Daily. --R. S. Ball, of Sand Coulee, is in the city. -Dave Wareham has filed on a splendid ranch on the Shonkin. -George D. Patterson will go to the states after shearing time. -Mr. Lacy, of Peck & Lacy, stockmen, is in the city. -Mrs. Clegg, of Warm Spring, on the Judith, was in town on business yesterday. -L. Jacobs, one of the residents of the low er Musselshell, is in town purchasing supplies. -W. J. Minar, the popular druggist, leaves for Helena on this morning's coach and will be gone a week. -We regret to learn that Mrs. Stanford, motbir of Mrs. 0. E. Conrad, is seriously ill with erysipelas. -Miss Nellie Nelson, who has been con` fined to her room for several days past with infltmmmatory rheumatism, is getting better. -H. C Wareham, Shonkin; Jared Smith, Highwood; James Irwin, Barker; and J. R. Arnoux, Highwood, registered at the Over land yesterday. -John F. Murphy has accepted a position in the office of the probate judge and coun ty clerk. John is a host in himself as a scribe and copyist. --Louis Hillebrecht, of the firm of Kleinschmidt & Co., was married to Miss Claya C. Mau, of San Francisco, at Helena, on the evening of the 7th instant, Bishop Brewer officiating. The bride is a cousin of Mrs. R.. H. Ileinschmidt. From Sunday's Daily. -M. A. Flannagan, Benton's P. M., is en route up the river. -Mr. L. T. Marshall arrived in Benton yesterday from the Judith Basin. -The Misses Berry, two of Highwood's charming young ladies, are visiting friends in the city. -Louis Heitman leaves this morning for the Judith and Maiden in the interest of I. G. Baker & Co. a -Mr. Percy Robinson, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is occupying a stool behind the desk at Kleinsohmidt & Bro.'s. -Mrs Geo. b3teell, of Sun River, will ar rive on to-day's coach and will remain several days visiting with friends in 'this city. -H. J. Wackerlin, the hardware mer chant, returned yesterday, overland, to Ben ton. While east he purchased an immense stock of goods. -J. A. Bright, Highwood; H. L. Fisher, Musselshell; James Thompson, Aberdeen, Scotland ; and P. H. Donnavan registered at the Overland yesterday. -Obarley Dean, with W. S. Wetael, was glad to meet 8. D. Houston, who came up on the Dacotah yesterday. They were chums together at Griggaville, Illinois. -Jimmy Irvine, one of the old time mi ners of Montana, is in the city. He thinks Barker will yet lead the world as a mining camp- ind nobody's opinion is worth more than his. -8. D. Houston, Grlggsville, Ill., and Jas. B. Flynn, Pana, same State, arrived on the Decotah yesterday and will make Benton their permanent homes. Mr. Houston is a son of John Houston, one of the porprietors of the brick yard on the reservation. Both gentleman are brick masons and will And plenty for their hands to do at the river me tropolis. They, are very much pleased with the prospects., -John W. Power's mother and two sisters, the Misses Josie and Sallie, are aeon expected in Benton, and wIl make the river metropolis their home. This is Mrs Powers first visit to Montana, but the young ladies have been here before and will be warmly welcomed by their many friends. Those who have marveled a the elegant manner in which John has bad his bousefized up will find the solution of the mystery in this item. A Stage Line to Coeis. From A. R. Barrows, who arrived in town on Thursday, we learn that within -sty days there will be a direct stage line from Benton to the Northern .Pacific railroad at Coulson. Mr. Pound, the contractor from Benton to Martinedale, and T. 0. Power from the latter place to Coulson, have ef fected such arrangements as will result lea ,a line by the most direct route possible from the river metropolis to the boom clty of the Yellowstone. The route will be by way of a Arrow creek to the Judith Gap, and thence v direct to Coulson. There will be no moun. a tain ranges to cross, and the road by a little g work can be made, considering its length, the r best in Montana. The distance from Ben ton to Coulson by the proposed route is only 175 miles, so that Bentonites can leave home in the morning and take supper on the cars the next day, arriving at St. Paul within four or five days. It is the purpose of the new companies to put on good stock and stages, rendering this one of the best lines in the territory. Negotiations are now pending on the part of Mr. Pound for the purchase of the Olden outfit to serve their purpose until such time as the new coaches and stock can be obtained, `and the advance of the railroad will wtrrant putting on the same. It is evi dent that this line will be an important one for Benton, and it is well that it has fallen into the hands of such enterprising gentle-. men. 440t t 5ew Livery Stable. A representative of the RIVER PRESS was informed yesterday afternoon, on good au thority, that a gentleman in town is at pres ent negotiating for a lot on Front street, in the hotel company's block, and that if he a can obtain the same, will erect a fine three- t story brick livery stable thereon. In case the project goes through to completion, the building will face on Front street, near the new hotel; the first floor will be used for stock and the office; the second for hay, and the third as a store room. A lot of fine car riages and buggies will be put in, and about twenty-five horses. The party interested in this enterprise is abundantly able to carry it through, and we venture the assertion that if he is successful in getting the ground, Benton will have the finest livery stable in the territory convenient to the finest hotel. We hope there will he no difficulty about the matter. A New station. Billy Winchell, who has located the springs on the Arrow creek road, twenty-five miles from Benton, has been in the city for a day or two. This is going to be a very valuable property before long, especially when the stages commence running on the road, as it is - about the right distance for a dinner station. Mr. W. has one building up and will erect more. He has taken in a partner, that is, he retains the piroperty, but Winchell & Amor will run the business and share the profits. They ought to make money, and we hope they will. The station will be a very convenient one for freighters. the Wright & Edwards. Letters received lastaThursday from Prof. Foss and Superintendent Larkin, of the. Wright & Edwards, are to the effect that the mine is showing up better every day. The first reports underestimated the richness of the strike one-half, both -as to the width of the vein and the aasiy value of the ore in the tunnel. Prof. Foss writes the showing is one of the best he has ever seen, and he grows quite enthusiastic in giving his esti mate of the property.: The Mining & Smelt ing company will begin at once the work of increasing the roasting capacity of the smelt er, and of taking out ore from the Wright & Edwards, they having a contract to oper ate the mine until January 1st. Two or three hundred men will be needed at once at the camp, and they are assured permenent employment at good wages. The prospects at Barker never were brighter, and within two months there will be ten men there for every one at present. In fact, the boom has already set in, and will grow in force every day. Freitser. Wanted. There is a large amount of freight on th levee and in the warehouses destined for Helena-and more coming on every boat. Freighting outfta are not numerous at pres ent, and there is a demand it every direction for transportation. The freighters of the territory will lad it to their advantage to head diectly for Benton, where they will have ii the work they can do for the year. trep eed Northen Paease Drameb to Fert Benthn. ,fineer Freesa Cot. $weet, of Fort Benton, is in St. Paul. The object of the visit is to confer with the offiers of the Northern ('aci8--as he repre seats the Benton Board of Trade-with re gard to the location of the proposed railroad from Billings to Fort Benton. Col. Sweet has, is the interest of his people, been all through the counrty, from the Judith Gap to Benton, a distance of about one hundred miles. A good roste for the road can be found near the eastern base of the Belt moun talbs, striking into the valley o Otter oreek, nar itabead, fo ow0ga it to its junction Sith Belt crek, and down thevalley of the Belt to a point about twenty miles from Fort Beat6ul; tUenpe `'pi the plateau in :a noteasterly direction a few Miles south of the Missouri ;ioes 1a poiat opposite Fort Benton. This route will take the road throug the bist 10, o aesl mine coun try that there is. In using the word coal 11g. nlte is not meant. t t coal, as wrellas those al k4p ad silver ores, are now on exhibittion at th. office of the Mlandsota, but .*bes "wist" ating the Iastt tlelst& !agRO.Rtto 18758he was atti rney for the Minnekta and DAketa ri. vision of the Northern Pacific. As a matter of course he is just the right man to investi gate the groundwork for branches of the road. * THE TURN CALLED. Gambling in Benson to Cease on the Sabbath. Last night a little before twelve o'clock Sheriff Hlealy wai'ed upon the proprietors of the several gambling houses in town and served notice upon them to the effect that hereafter there should be no gambling in Benton on the Sabbath, from 12 o'clock on Saturday night until 12 o'clock Sunday night. This step on the part of the sheriff created consternation among the fraternity. and at an early hour this morning thi y could have been seen gathered together in knots discussing the situation. Last night the order was literally obeyed, as far as the reporter was able to observe, but there was an immense amount of verbal kicking, so to speak, against the injunction. They claim that the statue agains` Sunday gambling has never been enforced in the Territory ; that it is on Saturday night and Sunday they usually reap their' harvest; that they pay forty dollars a month for gambling license for thirty days, Sundays inchlded, and that for these reasons and others the new departure works a great deal of hardship upon them. Of course the proprietors of the gambling houses, as well as their numerous hangers-on, are indignant, and in circulating among them last night we heard a number of rather vigorous protests, coupled with some not very choic'e opinions of Benton's official roster. But it is right. Benton is no longer a "frontier" town, in the usual acceptance of the word. It is time that the Sunday law were 'observed here, in deference to the growing moral element of our town, and if all are treated exactly alike we do not see that it will work such a great hardship. The same amount of playing will be done any how, and they will gather into their coffere about as much in six days as iu seven. T 4e4401.4 W L - The Ready W inchester. The following from the lusbandinan ex plains the rumor of a shooting affair be tween two members of the Musselshell round up party, referred to in yesterday morning's paper : An altercation occurred a few days since on the Musselshell between Dan Floweree and J. E. Murray about the former drivirg through.a meadow. Hasty and bitter words were exchanged and three alternate shots were fired with Winchesters by each, buw fortunately with no serious results, except a slight flesh wound received in the arm by the latter. Both pi.rties no doubt acted haitily and both were more or less to blame, and both are equally glad of the fortunate escape of the other. Both of these gentlemen are well known throughout Montana, and it is a matter of congratulation that their nerves were not steady enough to do good shooting. MONTANA MATTERS. Items of Interest Gleaned from Our Terri torial Exchanges. Helena's telephone exchange will soon be ready for business. The festive chicken thief continues to rob the roosts of Helena. The Deer Lodge depot it is said will be lo cated opposite the penitentiary. The new Billings bank will be opened and ready for business on the 15th inst. The three B's-Benton, Billings and Boze man-ire on the boom, and don't forget it. The dye hours go-as-you-please contest be tween twelve residents of Butte resulted in a victory for Reed who scored twenty-eight miles and nine imps. Dan Leahy shot and killed William Pres ton, his former partner, at Billings last week. A business dtsagreement was the cause. Leaky is tnder arrest. A .solie preqtep has been entered in the case of T. P. McElrath, the Ex-Receiver of the Land ofce at Miles City, the amount of bis defalcation having been made good. A thief who stole a horse from Meirea dl (Mesen, at Robley's Hole, fietween Martins dale and the Gap, was arrested near Helena the other day and the anlmal recovered. Stock yards, covering forty acres, will be erected is Billings in August, and will be tarnished with all the requisite appurtenance for facilitating the shipment of cattle and sheep. Col. Mirriam, of St. Paul, got the con-. tract for 8,500,000 pounds of beef and 600, ' 000 piunds of bacon, and Mr. Maxwell the contract for 2,000,000 .pounds of dour for the Missouri river agencies. B enry Yiilard, president of the Northern SPacife, us ins the Yellowstone eountry at Spresent looklto over his possessions. It is fnot expected that be will go through to SBozeman and Helena, although the reports j on that point are conflicting. - Gep. Anderson, chief engineer of the SNorthern Pacific railroad, says: "The two e nds of the Northern Pacific will join fa ,Montana by July, 188g I think. lieu are Sstrung along the Gap tunxielig and grading, ansd the preparations for trick laying are / very well along. The actual gap between l the two ends is @40 san~es, and excepting the , tunalslathere is no ditflaltwork to beonle." TOM J. TODD & CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers An WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS And Tobacco. FRONT STREET, - - - - - . - FORT BENTON. WHISKIES: HERMITAGE, STAG, BLUE BIBBON O. K. McBRAYER, NELSON, MELLWOOD RYE, BLUE GRASS,' REINDEER, O. HORSEY YE, ANDERSON, LANDCASTER, MAGNOLIA. ECOTCH AND IRISH WHISKIES. i- '----IMPORTED BRANDIES AND WINES Guiness Stouts, Bass' Ale, Ginger Ale, Double Soda, Cider, Min eral Waters, Angostora Bitters, Ilostetter's Bi'tters, Reed's Cocktail Bitters, Eto. ST. LOUIS AND MILWAUKEE BEER. CASE GOODS OF ALL KINDS. W. H.BURGESKS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in STAPLE AND FANCY RBOCERIES. The Finest and lost Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries ever brought to Benton. FINE CIGARS a SPE0IALT2 W. H. BURCESS, Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand, cor. Front and Benton Sts. H. J. WACKERLIT. T. C. POWER & BRO. H. J. WACKERLIN & C0. FRONT STREET, : : : : : BENTON, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS Is Hardware, Bar Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes, and Nails, Tinware, Stoves, Queensware, Glassware, Tin Roofing and Sheet Iron Goods of all.kinds. Charter Oak ad Acori Cookilg and Heating Stoves in stock. We have a complete stock of Tin Goods, including Tin Roofing, Gutters and Pipes, ana wli contract, for Tin Roofing; Repairing, etc., and guarantee to give satisfaction to our patrons. FINE FURNITURE.. F. C. ROOSEVELT & CO., Have opened on the Corner of Main Pend Bond sts, with a full line of Furniture. Finelat Turkey Sets, ordinary upholstered sets, In s'asks, velvets, reps, and hair cloth. Walnut cane bottom sets. Bed room sets. 'All styles and .-tAces. Cheaper then you cn ouv tnem East r'd pay freight. Call and Examine stock. TO THlE MONTANA Wool Growers STAB LES OF MONTANA. We have for sale 130 Pare Bred Merino Rains, REOPENED. bought from George Campbell, of Westmimster, Vt.. and selected by us with special reference to the clim ate of Montana, they betn almost entirely free from The well known and powular Montana Stables, on the folds or wrinkles, and hainr oil sufficient only for corner of Main and Butte streets, have been re healthy, sound, wool. They are almost the exact type opened under the personal management of the Merino Sheep bred by Australian wool-growers. of Charles Crawford. Seventy-five of these Rams were shipped from Ver m,' ont last year and are now over two years old this betHyadFdtoehdalyso spring. We also have for sale 3few Shropshire Sheep The beat Hay and Feed to be had alwayson ;bought from Mr. W. SL Cocheie, of Aompton, an- hand, and oaretU and attentive host ~ads, the largest imposter . of Su~e. stock in Amenda.r These sheep are one and b ears old and some of lees in attendaneO. them weirs prize w3WIap ~land list year. The Shropshire not only i ate head of all the g-C lish mutton sheep but they rpdnee a heavy fleece of Thanking my many patrons for past favors while in compact medium wook Tese sheep are as hardy the buasinees,willl be grad to meet them again and as and as the Son and as quiet in grazing ay new friends as may come, and w 11 alwsys try a= the Mrinoor. In buying pure bred Sheep we act upon the theory to deserve their patronage. CHAS. (RAWORD. that the only safe way is to deal with well-known bt eeders. We Invite wdo-rowens to examine our Sheep and the teatrlso 1 ala Ihslribeedems. PR#IES REA8OUABL.L FarT BUastO!, MONTANA. points I the Tareritoy. Mr. W.*1T. Kidridge, of Bosu toe, will be sabegated wvitai me in wool buying, and JAMI8 )~IN~IT~, will giv. his personal attention top the business in WestersV Montana. later. will reacb 14m If mailed N as arto bimn at Heenas. My Posto~co address willbe Part sTO. PARIS QISsoM.