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Fro' 4Wq' llay"1ilv. 1 ti 'I'h& I ý4p.4,'l ielid \ ices .1 i'll 1rekl to-(lad-, :41111 tlhe Helenla to-111(4'ITO\V. Tu'le 1zced (it~hild left .IlVi itltiek %est41' ,la ' (\i111g, 10,:1(1(411 with 2.5U tons for I. t. Bake r' & ('(. I. (;~. 11.1 k('1 :11141 famiily ;44 l re 1 4(411r(1. C' IP4(,t. I'-' jc - i=ic\i1110W in I e ot~ana diir, 1iiH"t makinik lug !1g~ltll exa1ni11atioir l of I 114 l('td&". 1\"e \V0l1(1 like to hear 14 is ()piion :)f ~4t 1 'lil. .1441 i es & MN 1 c r1 i l h av1 1 e t h e c "o u l r tt 1d o ,1.(41''. a g f r n e 1 u i ~ i g 1 6 1 . A 'lutI Iirg11M11g5. )1l4.4l4l '('1 s1tr'e' , ill the rear i II( · the ('r.il 11 (II'(I l 11('I'.a: mf tl 'I'l1 iiiail "'eVVI(e' fromºº I'- Snhaw~ to hi )1(1 ' 11 c\* c'. h:1c- ii(( 11 ill(TO 'e(1 1'oili % (' Iv 1(1V to e1 1't' Iv'L'y, anid Itlhe ('ititi'el1 I IN' the pel tt 'k, 1(i) :1(111 :Ire dll'* grateful to J. It. \W'iltnui i'- 1uVitt intg tit) 11. A I l ke's 1h4ll1( 411 \\'1a-1 higtoil Street.( Al li(lltiolt(1 wvill he 14111. U1(1 wheel j 414411lll ete4 1 i will ý11:1 e :) 4'05V little' 1 11k1e f01 ll iV. 10)\42 e l (. have 1442411 hl.iuili. the IlumberCI t1-(l:'\" 1(11' five 11(W'W hildinllls to 1)e (r'ete (i at mw11('e, ill 1114' reaIr 4 thei I 'ark Ii \ei'x ý-a1:1 I. :i\eýsrs. H arris& t118r011L! are Mill :t" theli e d aI iia I I tl at tho'( 'll, 1t art e(1 down the stream. T] It K(eV \\C't goes~ (tiredtly to St. "Louis, and1( w'il 11 not navigate tile waters (,' the (1]1)()'1' r'iver1 :lgaill this seaso ). W~'e publiish ('Isew~l(i'4.' a lett er i'i'oii WII1CII('l denyin g. It i!4 but1 simplpe ,justice to let himii hiave hi:; `ay, ut, the reader is privileged1 to dlraw his own Iý 'Onelu~iO115 as to wiho is rig1t, 01" wrong. j W. S'. Stocking andol lainily will leave 1441' the 'Montana oh i' t ridt to-morrow , to i('erilaill a lo w \vochsk. Mr'. S. has largeo interes(~ts it thalt 1)lae('4 aiitl he~ fully ex 5,(+4 some (II the ~leads to) prLove bomlia "ias. lie thiniks the pirospeets4 (4 the a~nlre alheadl (41 nyl thin g' ill Montatnali. 1'lie .Iosepl iiiC pateCd IUU'l o the 4th1 , 1,u (iid llpl, 1on er Ifourtll trip. \VWork lon l. te McDonald's nlew\" cot t:age will beg'il to-day. Frank (Cooi.bs Ias- the c(oltraet for the brick work. 'Ed. Lewis' train loaded for 1. (4. lIaker's & (,o.'s store at Foit Macleod \est erday, anld will pull out. to-day. 1The gross receipts of the festival on. the evening of the Fourth were about $l200. Th i. will net the churc1h about 51 7. J. Rt. Wilton fired up another kiln of Irick yesterday. T'here will soon be ,rick enougl inl town to supply every demand. Articles of incorlporation of the Helena & Benton stage coinpany were filed yes terday in the office of the county recorder. Win. Morrow will soon begin the erection of two neat frame houses on Washington street, between Baker and St. John. It is a singular comuncentary on the patriotism of our citizens, that the ush ering in of the glorious Fourth was left to Canadians. .J ere Sullivan won the handsome har n1ess, robe and whip raffled off on the Fourth. Now, if he had a horse and buggy lie would be fixed. There are seven mien at Work oni the lioliestake and Queen of the Hills, 'Montana district, owned by O'Brien & Co. 'hese boys propose to develop their The funeral oi the late SamueI N eel took place on Sunday, and was the larg est ever seen in Helena. The process', was over half a. mile long, the carriages in it numbering eighty-five. WiV . Hedges & Co. of Oka, have ar rived at the rivernmetropolis with' their wood clip. Wool growers are just be ginning to show up and for the next 1i 'w weeks the market will be lively. John W. Power's trotting mare was a passenger up on the Benton. S.he Ls a gay-looking animal, and her owner say s she can ga it in the 30's. John is eanfi dent of winning that caetf chaff ne. A rtiedes of incorporation of htke Iep SCreek Ct ad Mluhlg C x ere filed with the seceietary of the territrv o©n the 1st inst. Thkis is the company re fi'(rred tso ie lays .aro y thie 11I\-I: Peter Valitojll last week sold to .1. F. P'attersonl & ('o. who have their urinchl1 sixteen miles fromn Benton, his banwl of .4,.00 head of sheep, to ie delivered Sep- 1 temnher .st. The price is .~ i c'r head.-- - I'era. b. i T. C. PoweVr has gonle to Ogalalla to re 'eive 1,5-00 head of beef cattle for his I contract at Standing Rock Agency. He (x)peets to be )back in about ten days, when he will pro., ldy mlake Ielttoij 1 flying trip. Tlieo. Slled, (onltinie( iil the county 1 jail, is reported sufleritnig 'from lienior- Ii rhalUge, and i: q(lute ill ill c(osequenlee. He has lbeen trotthbled with weak lungs 1 for some years, anid 1 dleed ing' spells oe cur ,with fre.lueuney.- -Ilrai.i. T. U, 'Power & iro. have added a mil linery delpartmenl t t lltheir dry goods house. They have the services of - first class millitner, andl the ladies of lietton are notified that if they- care to keep up with the slistions they shouldl leave their orders with Power & Bro. .T. 1). WXea rlel'\'ax lis taken the con trac't to tlil'nishl 1,200)t tols of hay, or miore if need(ed, for Fortl Assialboine. It is a pretty big .contract, bit, .J. 1). is tihe mltan to !get through with it'ift anybody cut. lt'e will cut thie lay on the S y, 1near the O1 lIy .v gi'r,,.u , altd will at omce puit sevr eral1 iowers .11 1(1 t1I nch at work. ('charlye .Il hll i ll sl l ha strulk leadi ill tlt' new diistri<'t, I(twee llbIker and the Montant <istr.ii, that promises to be t hrlonanza o; tlhe Belt rai.tc. The leadi shows uli) live fet of solid ore and there is "float rock" by lthe ton layiing onl the surlau'e ot the ground. It is inot often so slaml l-fvorab le inli cations of a .ood lead are found. We are iltfotrnild that oiur estimate of t he costs in the Nulbert-Middendorf case is too high, and that the costs are appor tioned to each side aceording to the evi dence introduced. In tlhis iInstaince they amounted to about $240 of which Mr. Nubert's share was only $97. The case will go to thle -eeretary of tihe interior before fi nally settled. From Friday's Daily. Strawberries are plenty in the H-elena nmarket, and retail at four bits;a box. The steamer Bentonli turned her nose .down the strea("ii last tevenili.' a!blout six t One of the stock holders 01 the new hotel expressed the opinion yesterday - that the building would 1 c 'm(IPeted in + four weeks. ImItdignity hleaped ul1on inidigniities! 1 The man who threw officer Mcll~henuiy - in the Missouri riwvr was aiCquittldl1 y •' Jutstiee K(anlouise. Tlie tlird( st'ory of tihe nelw Iotel is nearly completed, ndt1 a plortion of the 1 second story has had lthe finishing coat of lplastering. It is expletcedl that the 1 building will !e reaudy for cllian'y bv the Iirst of SlptelIer. A sonil of Mr. iEvan, of I lihe Sloiikin, was throwni front a horse yesterday morning alnd his shoulder dislocated. He was brought to town, aill with the I assistance of the physici:anl \\ill soon, we hope, be all right again. Judge rTattan alnd faniily returned yesterday from their visit to the llea sant valley of Belt Creek. )uring their absence they mlade a flying visit to the great falls of the Missol i, and the judge can grow eloquent in describing the beauty and sublimity of the scenery. He looks a hundred per cent. better than when he left, and, to quote his own words, he "feels better, too, you can lbet your sweet life." It is reported that a body of the very best kind of fire clay has been found in the coal mine of the Deep Creek coal company; the discovery of which was mentioned in, these columns some time ago. The fire clay is said to be just the thing requirod for smelters and fur naces, and if this is the case it will be as valuable as the coal itself, no such clay having been found in the territory be fore. Fire clay is indispensible for fur naces, etc., and it has been necessary to ship from the cast heretofore. LThe clay on Deep Creek is lying ulnder the coal and is a fooil thick. The company are into the coal vein fifteen feet, and now have seven feet Of solid coal. If.all these showings hold out the' company has the biggest thing yet. Quick and Sure. -Many miserable people drag them seilves about, with failing strength, feel ing that they are steadily 'inking into their graves, when by using Parker's Gingeir Tonlic they would find a cure co-mmencing with the first dose, and vi , tality and irenh qui kly and surely x. coming Iack to ther . PATRICK'S PLEA. He Defends Himself Against tMle Charges of the Colonists. .P.1 It' 's 3.NE , .111tl. ,o, 1 ,2. Editrs of the River Pr(': (]n yesterday I folould a slip 'lip)ped frotm llth t iv'r:E 1':1%.ss, givillg some re lorts of the Iced ('loudtl's passeny1ers, elainlinig to Ie iny. colony, and coltaiiin ing statements wholly hlltse. I (clai:l it Illy duty to here state that I never )or rowed a dollar front one of then, annd I nlever gave any orders fr g)oo(.s or money Oil llyV lli(erchlianlts in lBeniton. So fir as transportatioli to Benton is coneceried, I agreed to assist them every way ill my piower to get work and give theml all the information I could to find othn'r homes. I aml lso cuharlged with hlavinig'l pur(hased their niules and never having plaid for theini. I never bouglit a muile while in Mlissouri from any ecrson. Let the man whi)o says to the contrary attempllt to pirove the charge. I am i'cady to defend iy name and hon)or. Riggs, ('line, A(Id kinson, Ault and ('Coiner each (Iof them had some town property in Saleli, MIo., wh]ich1 they coull(l not sell for any nr'ice for (casll, as they had been trying to do for tWo imonthIis eborie I took hold of it. I told then]n T could raise monley in St. Louis on their property, s:uttiient to iuriig theenm to Montana, aml ift they wanted, hey c(ulld have(' it back :it any time by I:paying back what I had paid the. )before the 1st of Mare(., 1 881. All of themit sceiiiem , pIdesed at t he I imle to take m!.y otfel'r. N)w, a fior thel great iates lpropert. It (,osi1Sits, of t we lots and (1 cheiall) 1)(o(l lhouse. I1(" had bn1)eel tirying to) -s(ll th )properly tot Ib i\ w.) uotlhs be't'ore I v-() unt(eerC(d to assist him, f(Ir $200. I was told he1( had ()flered it for $150. M r. Bates and wifie a:l))eare(l well satistietd Iwhe'l they (left ire at St. Louis. I ad vaijeed on the prope')l'ty 8103 790, and if I SA.ccepted the properlty I was to piay theim 120(), which would leave ine in -heir debt :9(' 21. Now, he ]prolperty was put ill miy lhaLnd. the sauie as the the other, re (dceIallºe at any time. Since 1 arrived hlon my attorney at Salem inllfi)rs ilte that .judgmenits have 1)eeni filed on the saint to the aitount ol". 42 1(i. Now. I would he too happy to release Mrs. Bates' P)ropertyly at any timue she wants it. For any information in refierec('e to this real est.ate I refer to Mr. iggs, as I know 1him to be a high minlded and honorable Ig'entlehnaii. I refer to him n ,(anuse l,. I acted as y ageint in thi mattelr.. I wvalt the pleople to 1(know what I did for that colonv. I paid j ut l f my own p1oket, amid off my own money, 82,184, a sinall l)ar't of whic(h (4)ly w\l. tuSEdl for i my xcl)x'n.ues \lhille sartingu,' tle..(, peop)lle. I w,)rk1'd ,ll) and stai'tid foir 1intloania 22V; I )(m15).I.. all 1(1i1. The first )paiVy Wvcl t10> ('1iold to Beiltol; the tlirdl ,` rail to Sioux ('ityv, a114n tllnce by stcaller ( en. Terr1y, ndl the fourth I y rail to lHi ml'arek, and thellce on the stealiter ( en. Madel up tlhe river. I paiai for the tickets of 1a lairge.j ior'tiIl (of tlesiee people an-d isoiie ill part. Many of those wlhose l1a:age was paid lI y Ime sold their tickets eln roule, and lefl fio"l parts uikllno(wll. Thllev all know this to be a fact. The citizens of lelntonll will p)leaI I ac cept ilny hearty thanks for the iprompl assistance so cheerfully given those peo ple that I have eenl the cause of brin"g ing to your doors. 1 siLncerely hope your ilonley, so liberally given, will be re turned a hundred fold. 1 amt certuain I will never le the nmIanis of bringing a like colony to you again. Tf my health hadl permitted I would have been there to assist them in every possible way. J. W. PATRICK. Meteorological Summary 'for June. We are indebted to Mr. J. W. Davis, United States signal service operator in this city, for the following meteorological summary for the month of June: Mean barometer, 21.879 ".rcuced: 27.109 actual. Mean temperature, 6"3.7. Highest temperature, 90, on the 30th. Lowest temperature, 43, on the 841. Monthly range, 47. Greatest daily range, 83, on the 26;th. Least daily range, 10, on the 17th. Prevailing direction of wind, west. Rainfiall, .13. Average daily rainfall, .0t04. Maximum velocity of" windl, 64 imiles, on the 20th. Wool! Wool! Wool ! Mr. J.. Ii. Elery, who calle downi fron. H:elena Thursday, informls uts that there is load after load iof wool on the road'en route to this city. At Sun River every warehouse and shled is tilled with wool, and even all the spare room in the grist mill, it being left there to await transportatioli to lenton, which is not the easiest thing in the world to obtain. But this is only one road to our city. .T.he road fronm Smith river, the 1wtiselshel1 and Judith is in like amirer lined with wool t itns.and the indicationsnarc that the"e • w.i e -itly per cent. miar . hi veer. . . - ; , C:ETZEL, FORT IIENTON, HfONT'AN A. Wholesale and Retail Grocer 41%1 IlEAI.I It IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Furs and Peltries. WINES,' IIQUORS AND CIGARS. Our Grocery Department Embraces a Full Stock of Fancy and Staple Articles. ) FISH BRO'S, FREIGHT AND FARM WAGO NS, McCormick Reapers and Mowers. Taylor's Hay Rakes, and. a full line of Farming Implements. CUTLERY, CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. W \e lh,,v iin S.tre one of the hI at selwec'.e, toc.Ik ever imported into the Territory, and the tradin.,n1 punplic will find I t ho fheir advantage to yet our prices Ibefore I-,t uyin elsewhere. STORAGE AND COMMISSION. '" Corner of FVront ad Bond Sts., Fort Benton. r- -I Will run four of the Fastest and Best Boats upon the Missouri River during the coming season, leaving Bismarck and Benton EVERY SAT URDAY. T. C. POWER, ianager, 193 S. 5.W ter Street, Chicago. JOHN H. CHARLES, Supt. I. 1. IBAKER, Gen. Agent, Sioux City, Tow a. 41t,' Cihn. Commerce Building, St. Louis. - :0. r: RATES NOW READY FOR THE EAST AND WEST. - Rwates guaranteed, taking quantity and quality into consideration, whether contract is L made or not before shipping, and all goods shipped on or before June 15 from Chicago, St. i Louis, St. Paul and other points, reaching Bismarck on or before July 1st, will go through to Fort Benton on time, (usual trans)ortation risks excepted) or will make good the extra t delay and non-delivery, the Manager claiming only the privilege of stopping the mentioned t aeents from taking too much freight, siiou l there be a rush in the latter part of the season. --t·----- : o: - I T.. 0. :POWER & B o., Benton. JOBH H. CHARLES, Sioux City. tT. 0. O. ?Q...a 00., .,Ina.: . P. BAKER, St. Louis. O " MTE, O .."g A.. .get 0. & N. Ry.. 60 Olark Str.et, O.hiuao.