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* LOCAL NOTES. From Tuesday's Dally: The streams between Benton and Fort Macleod are booming. Pres. Lewis brought down from Hel ena a lot of material for the new hotel. A number of cases of petty larceny are reported. Where is the noble 3-7-77 band ? Harris & Strong, of the Park stables, received a handsome livery rig on the Black Hills. One hundred dollars a foot has been offered and refused for a business lot on Front street. Charley Crawford sold a fine team of grays to Col. C. A. Broadwater, yester day, for $500. On April 14th an order was issued de fining by metes and bounds the military reservation of Fort Maginnis. Our merchants and their clerks per form about eighteen hours' labor out of the twenty-four hurs nowadays. The favor with which the I)ILY RIVER PRESS has been received is in deed gratifying to its publishers. % W. E. Cassadin loaded for Barker yes terday, for Jack Killally. A big portion of his load was put on at T. J. Todd & Co's. The Mt sons are again agitating the hall question, and do not by any means propose to be left. The project will go through. Juneaux & Mathe are running logs down the Marias for cord wood. They brought down two rafts, thirty-five cords, last week. The legend, "freight for Barker," can be seen in front of many of our busi ness houses. It is a sure indication of the hoomn. All the finishing lumber for the new Centennial hotel was brought up by the Big Horn, and Mr. Culbertson rightly considers himself in luck. Pres. Lewis has purchased a ten-mule freight outfit of Jim McDevitt. The deal was made when the parties met on the Helena road the other day. Hauser, Stuart & Co. crossed 1:I line lirses on the upper ferry yesterday, des1 tined for their ranch on the Judith. The horses come from Deer Lodge County. Judge Tattan is at work on the papers for application of patent for the Queen of the Hills load in the Barker district, owned by Messrs. P. H. Hughes, J. W. Tattan and others. On last Tuesday night ten horses were stolen at Wickes and Gregory. The fes tive horse thief seems to be numerous in that region. The officers are in pursuit but at last accounts had not made a cap ture. Potts & Harrison say their losses from pinkeye this season will not fall short of $1,000, and well informed stock growers place the loss in the territory at $200,000 or over. The loss is principally in foals. -Ncwl North- WI est The Fort Macleod coach is doing a good passenger business, much better than the contractors had ab ticipated. Last trip out there were four passengers and the coach came in yesterday with three. It requires about eight days to make the round trip. Twenty-three boats have unloaded at. the Benton levee already this season about 6,000 tons or 12,000,000 pounds. And this is really but a beginning! Nine tenths of this freight is for the merchants of Benton, from which data some idea can be had of the amount of business done here. From Wednesday's Daily. The Sun River round up will be at the Lakes to-morrow. They are making good time. Henry Kennerly is in from his ranch on the Teton. He reports that stream on the boom. The RIVER PRESS "took in" a job yes terday that calls for 10,000 impressions of the little Gordon. F. C. Roosevelt & Co. are building a neat porch in front of their furniture store on Main street. I. G. Baker & Co. loaded George Sai pies' train with 50,00(Y pounds 6f freight for Maiden merchants yesterday. Mr. John Glass informs us that if he can secure the material he will put up half a dozen houses on his Benton real estate this season. A petition is being circulated Qkig the county commissioners to make an appropriation for bridging Belt creek. The prayer of the petitiones abg d be granted by all means. The news from Barker last evyez~ is to the efbect that i~nbirch of the Wright & Edwards has been struck. A few more strikes and this mine will beat the world. "Hickory Jim," the 'horse known in Montaaa as "Sorrel Mike," after win fling races right off the reel in Arkaneas and Texas, hias reached Cincinnati, where he appears to have got lnto~cmi pany a little too good for him. Sergeant Wheaton, formerly of the military telegraph office at Benton, but now -tationed at Helena, recently sent sixty-five messages and received eight teen in two hours' time. The messages averaged twenty-five words t:ch. Quick work. Col. C. A. Broadwater has purchased one-half of the ranch opposite the ceme tery, owned by Mr. S. C. Ashby, paying for the same $10,000. There are 102 acres, and a year ago Mr. Ashby bought them for $3,300. The land is north of the rail road survey.-Independent. PURELY PERSONAL. From Tuesdays Daily: -We are glad to report that Mr. Davis is able to handle the lightning again. -Col. J. J. Donnelly, Hi. Wright and Jeff .Talbert leave for Barker to-day to catch on to the boom. -Major Kirk, in charge of the quar termaster's department at Bismarck, has been ordered to report east for duty. -The genial Col. C. A. Broadwater is in the city. "Broad" will never rank with the merchant princes of Northern Montana until he makes Benton head quarters for his merchantile interests. -Tom O'Hanlan and Dr. F. A. Bick ford, of Fort Belknap, arrived in Ben ton Saturday and will remain several days in the city. Mr. O'Hanlon has just shipped his winter's catch of robes, which, by all odds, is the largest of the year. He has had a splendid season's trade, and is just the sort of a rustler to make such a record. On the 3d inst. Thomas R. Steell filed in the office of the county recorder a mineral location, being a claim contain ing gold and located near the head of Sun River, in the north-east part of Cho teau county. Herbert Smith has pur chased a half interest in the claim. This is a new field for the prospector and some fine discoveries may follow. -Mr. J. L. Bowen, with I. G. Baker & Co., leaves on the next coach for Fort Calgarry in the far Northwest where he takes a position in the branch house of that firm, Messrs. Baker & Co. having decided to largely increase their business at that point. In common with his many friends we are sorry to see Mr. Bowen leave Benton and trust his stay up North will be pleasant and profitable. From Wednesday's Daily. -Mrs. Van Blarcum came in from Barker last evening. -Wm. ID. Dickey, Newberg, New York, is at the Overland. -Col. G. W. Sweet has been appoint ed Montana correspondent for the Pioneer-Prccs, and will soon return to make Benton his headquarters. He will perform a good part in advertising the wonderful resources of Northern Mon tana. -W. C. Darnold, representing Meyer, Straus, Goodman & Co., of Chicago, is in the city. Mr. Darnold is well known throughout the territory, having traveled for Gans & Klein for several years. He is a first-class salesman, and a jolly com panion as well. -J3.'hn Glass leaves for Deer Lodge on Thursday morning's coach to look after his real estate interests in that town. Mr. Glass has held on to Deer Lodge dirt for sixteen years and thinks it will soon be worth something to him. How ever, he wouldn't trade off one lot on the back streets of Benton for a dozen in Deer Lodge. Death of Nick Sheron. Intelligence ieached Benton yesterday of the drowninig of Nick Sheron, pro prietor of the Whoop Up ferry, a few days since. The news was brought in by the driver of the Macleod coach, but the particulars at this time are unknown, further than that he had just safely Crossed Col. Macleod and while return ing across the river met his fate. .The deceased was an old-timer and well known ib B$enton, where the announce ment of hid untie ely death, was receiv ed with many regrets. A Valuable Robe. Perhaps the finest silk robe ever seen in Benton (and where have finer ones been seen?) is.oW on exhibition at the store oft .. O rq wer r(., nd is'great. ly admired by those who have examined it. It was purchased by tom O'Han lon, of ' , ef 5 * the Gros ~~ it iln-"the chase last January. The robe is an unusually os~ o, are4 the Aue. n soft ass *itk h tai~ is ~~h~~d+wl thb exploits of Crow Bull, showing how WQ'k is done in t6st artitic style, adding greatly to the value of the robe. Mr. O'Haned has be in oft'ered "big money' for the robe, but would not take a fortune f*r46. J3et p~P t& Preet Ir an prat tud rie' to . otenx A PRODIGIOUS PROJECT. Benton to be Supplied with Water Power, Water Works, Sewerage, Etc. "Have you time to walk over to Wash ington street ?" asked a well known res ident of Benton yesterday, addressing a RIVER PRESS representative. "Certainly," said the scribe, "provided there is an item in prospective." "Come along, then. I will guarane the most important local item you have ever had to deal with," and off he start ed with the fiend of the Faber at his side anxious to catch onto the important af fair. When Washington street was reached we saw nothing unusual. Jim Werick and assistants were busy at work putting the roofs on the new residences for the Building Association, but otherwise it seemed as still as the grave in that local ity. "Well, what is it?" we asked, with dis appointment evident in tone and feature. "I want you to look up this street as far as the river," said our companion. We complied. "What do you see?' "Not a solitary thing. Unless our optics are at fault there is not a man or beast in the line indicated, nor anything else of particular importance." "That's where I differ with you," res ponded our friend. "By looking up this street I can see that the ground on which we are standing is considerably lower than the river at the island, and by ac tual survey I know it to be fifteen feet lower. This means that a canal brought down from the river and extended to the reservation would furnish sufficient pow er to run forty mills and factories. That it would at the same time, by laying a pipe in the bottom of the race or canal from the river, furnish a supply of water for the town; that it would also afford excellent drainage for this part of the city, and in fact serve many other excel lent purposes. This canal, I want to say to you, will be constructed .if a charter can be secured and no obstacles thrown in the way. Benton should have flour ing mills, woolen mills, saw mills, foun dries, wagon works, etc., but never will have them, it is safe to say, until water power such as I have indicated is provi ded. At a comparatively small cost this power can be secured, and when it is; Benton will have a manufacturing boom such as has not been witnessed north west of Minneapolis. Now, have I not given you an item worthy of note ?" We admitted readily that there wvere sonmc great possibilities in the scheme, and received the parting assurance from our enthusiastic friend that he would not rest day or night until he had per fected arrangements to bring about all these grand results. The reader is re spectfully privileged to walk down Bond street to Washington and ascertain for himself whether or not the project is feasible. Indian Matters. Gentlemen just in from Fort Belknap report everything quiet in that section and along Milk river. The Crees and half-breeds are "shinnying on their own side" at this time, but how long they will remain there is a question. We trust their stay "at home" will be a pro tracted one. Buffalo is plenty in the region men tioned, and has been for some time. Tom O'Hanlon, the trader at Fort Bel knap, made a big catch of robes last winter, Which he has just marketed. A summer camp of four companies from Fort Assinaboine will soon take up quarters on Frenchman's creek, with the view of guarding that unprotected por tion of the border, and preventing incur sions of the Crees and half-breeds. As a matter of right, there should be a mili tary post established on Milk river or some of its tributaries.. There is no por tion of the border so unprotected, and the establishment of a post would soon bring order out of chaos there. Delegate Maginnis has had Forts Assinaboine and Maginnis constructed, and it will depend on the next Delegate from Montana to see to it that a new post is established in Northeastern Montana. More Eorses Recovered From the Crees. On the 11th of May ten head of hoses were stolen by Indians from Messrs. Simmons and Martin, of the Marias. The former followed in hot pursuit, and we are glad to state has recovered the horses with the exception of two head. As in the case of the Teton ranchmen who had horses stolen, Col. Irvine did all in his power t4 recover the stolen property and in each case was successful. He proposes, so far as lies in his power, togive the citizens of Montana no ca`se for complaint 'this score, and his com mendable action whenever caller upon Iscertainly anp abvidence of the,; at Whoevjr - o horestrough tl* geao cy of tWe thieving Crees can coupnt oi ol. Irvine as a valuable ac itan t$ re poverhqg . tue ssae. In behalf of tke of Mostwa we teturn hin & voteof thanks. MURPHY, NEEL C WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN IGROCERIES Crockery and Queensware, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Bar Furniture, Tents and Wagon Covers, SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE IRON AND STEEL, Wagon Timbers, Miners' Tools, Scults' 4 point Barbed Wire, Tinware, Horse and Mule Shoes, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Iron aad Wood Pumps, Sheep Dip Tobacco, Wool Sacks and Twine, SCHUTTLER WAGONS, Buckeye Machines, Harrows, Drags and Plows, and the Genuine Singer 01 Sewing Machines. Tin Goods of Every IDescription Made to Order. -0 Oir stock iy complete in every denartment. and we are prepared to give our customers v rev nlv tntaz# of the manrset. Bear in mind that we carry the Lirgest Stock of Strictly PURE LIQUORS in the Territory. A full supply of the celebrated Carlisle, Hume, and Taylor's KENTUCKY SOUR MASH WHISKIES, And O'Donnell',, Blue Ribbon "0. K." Whisky, and Schlitz's Milwaukee Beer always :on baud. We have the Largest Store aDd Warehouses in Montana1 Our EA-tern buyer purchases the entire stock for four large wholesale and retail establish ments. thun' enabhling us to meet the closest competiton. Don't tail to come and see us when you visit Benton. Highest Cash Price Paid For Robes, Furs, Skins and Peltries, MURPHY, NEEL & CO. Receivers and Forwarders, Benton, Mont. A Letter from Col. Sweet. As will be seen from the following let ter, Col. Sweet is making somen progress in the work which he has been dis patched to perform: MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 4, 1882. To Messrs. TV. G. Conrad, W. S Wctzel, Paris Gibson, T. F. Collins; Benton Board of Trade: GENTLEMEN-On yesterday I laid be fore the president and general managers of the Northern Pacific railroad the let ter from the Board of Trade, with a state ment in writing setting forth the reasons why our branch from Billings should be pushed to an early completion, and they took it under advisement, with the un derstanding that on their return from the end of the track, they should give me answer. The specimens of coal I had with me seemed to be a very im portant factors in demanding the line, es pecially when informed that it would coke. Please have a box of 100 pounds or so of the Peacock coal from Castner's mine, properly labelled, sent at once to the Northern Pacific office in St. Paul,. Yours truly, GEo. W. SWEET. Strayed. From the suhscriher, near B-assey Postoffice, Meagher county, on or a'iout the 5 h instant. a span of mares, one a bay, thb other % sorrel; branded 1" on the thigh. The sorrel -holuld have had a colt by this time A sn table reward will be paid for iutorma tdo tha' will lead to their recovery. WILLIAM T. LEAVENS. Brassey, April 27. 1982. 31 tf Dissolution of (Jopartnership. The firm heretofore existing under the name and style of Bolter & Elle, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Messrs. Anton M. Holter and Martin M. Hol ier having purchased the entire interest of Robert S. Ells in the business. ANTON M. BOLTER, MART[N M. HOLTER, ROBERT S. ELLS. Hjxm=A, Montana, March 14, 188L. The business will be continued by " A. M. BOLTER & BRO. WOOL!. WOOL!! The undersigned desires to Intorm the Wad Grower of Montana Territory that is tpaed toi pay t e for' o f at nh ow*et Ohiopping } Q Uef aa & y s, tA .ice# B A-N -OF Northern Montana. Transact a General Banking Business. Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men and others. subject to be drawn against by checks without notice. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We buy and sell Rxchange on the commercial center of the United Staten. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATFENTION TO TiE BUSINESS OF NOITHERN All CENTRAL MPITANA, And will make such loans to stock men and farmers as are suited to their requiremente. Local Securities a Specialty; Collections and all other business entrusted to us will receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINS, DIVER & CO. FRONT STREET, . FORT BaxRTox, M. T. FIRST NATIONAL. BANK --OF Fort Benton. W. G. CONRAD, President Jos. S. HILL, Vice-President R. A. LUKE, Cashier Authorized capital............................12`0,000 Capital (paid in)........................ ..... 100,000 Surplus profits................................ 28,000 WE TUANSACT A GENERAL BANKIWG 3t78I1VEgs. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers available in all parts of the United States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rates Gold Dast, Coin, Gold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities. Keep current accounts with merchants, stockmen, freighters and others subject to sight drafts. interest on time depesits and discount noe vbankable paper. Will make advances to merchants, stock ppla and others, as are suited to their requiretne Will give freight rates on wool to a s cities, and make liberal advances on san at $ rate of Interest. I IxacTpanyi T. G. PLOWZI jNO.1It8B GIER, W.. Ge Dl d 1. B. A. LUG.I rtk h onM./r ar T e. . RR TZD @ NTOL ort3at~M#,*8 A