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From Wedtieday's Dally. The wreck of the Red Cloud.is nearly cleaned a. ay. It will not be very long until the Can adian Pacific surveyors will head for Benton. There will bee.t least a half dozen fine brick business houses started in Benton yet this fall. The smelting company are preparing to erect a building capable of holding 200,000 bushels of charcoal. Buffalo are reported as returning to the country of the Bad Lands on this side of the river, from Round Butte down. Ed. Smith's train, which has arrived from Fort Macleod, will load again for that point. His next trip will probably be to Billings for the machinery and firebrick for the smelter, loading with bullion to the railroad. The ferry boat used at the crossing of the Marias has been brought to Benton, and by the first of next week will Le ready to cross the traveling public. The boat is owned by Dick Mee and will be operated by B. W. Smith. A number of new trading posts are being established on the river below here. Among others, Tyler & Massey are building a large post below Round Butte, and a party by the name of Gib son is establishing a post about 150 miles below Clagett. Eight head of government stock were run off' from near the Coal Banks last Sunday. An Indian reports that on Monday he saw a man driving the stock, which he knew and described, in the direction of Clagett. The man was driv ing them at a rapid rate. Wmn. Foster returned yesterday morn ing from White Sulphur Springs, where he had been sojourning some days past. Mrs. Foster will remain at the Springs a few weeks in the hope that the healing waters will drive away her neuralgia. Foster says the capital of Meagher is a -very pleasant place and lively enough for so small a burg. Pr rties from down the river report that a man called Dutch Fritz had been killed by Muddy Wilson a short time ago at Whipple',-' wood yard, about ten miles above Norris' trading post. As near as we can learn the two men had been wrestling and Fritz had thrown Wilson, and the latter, getting mad over the scuffle, pulled his gun and shoti Fritz, killing him.; othing has as yet been done with Wilson. From Thursday's Dail3. Sorrel Mike won a three-quarter mile race at Coney Island on the 16th in 1:16}. W. S. Stocking measured off his ground on Front street yesterday, pre aratory to building. he reports from Barker continue ost favorable. Parties who came in y terday report that the boom is grow iitg. A prosperous fall and winter at the cImp is assured. Ed. Garrett, the stage driver that was killed according to the Recora, arrived in Benton on yesterday's coach. Ed's left arm is broken, which is the only in jury of consequence he sustained. Joe.' Cutting yesterday purchased the counter and bar fixtures lately owned by Nich Welsh and will take the same to Utica and place them in his saloon. Joe. proposes to have things in ship shape. A quarry of fine white sand stone, al most equal in quality to marblle, has been discovered some thirty or forty miles up the Missouri, and it will doubtless yet come into use as a building material in Benton. The work of refitting Cash' Lanning's new business room-the Nick Welsh property-began yesterday, and in a short time it will be ready to receive one of the most extensive stocks of jewelry, etc., ever shipped to Benton. .A citizen of Helena was knocked down and robbed Sunday night in one of the principal streets. .The highwayman secured $80 in money, a watch and two rings, but was soon afterwards captured by a policeman and the property recov ered. Attention is called to the ad. of Joe Cutting in this issue of the RivEia PRESS. Mr. Cutting is the sole proprietor of Utica, in the Judith Basin, and he has built up a fine business at that place. He has recently added several large and commodious buildings, amoiing them a hotel, stable and saloon arid billaird lhall, having now one of the most Complete es tablishment, between Benton asnd Wl ite Sulphur Springs. wh en ass. through that section of country de Win fail to stop at Mr.. Cutitiing's H. S. Putts, of the .Cana ldian ad y party, Western division, arrived i B ton yesterday fro K..k from Majr or Wat jIj4 W 64 .. d,`PY, r c. r~h s. .. .. . i1 ., .., n r"t . _ .... o? =Bil iigº: and * e ' l W ic, and will return to the ~orthwest Terri tory this All. ' He inforims us that the road west of the Bow river pass will be very difficult of construection, and .that the surveyors are having a great deal of trouble to locate a practicable line. From Friday's Daily James Riley, proprietor of the Boulder Hot Springs p'roperty, died of smallU-ox last Sunday night. The steamer'Benton left Bismarck on the 16th for up the river, and passed Poplar river on the 22d. A. B. Keeler will go to Clagett this mornings to reteive .the freight pf the Rosebud, at which point her cargo will be unloaded. The upper Shonkin is almost dry, there being less water in the creek than ever before in the recollection of the oldest inhabitant. The little daughter of Mr. Wilborn at Silver City has been taken with the small pox. Mr. W. is said to be in a very critical condition. John Patterson has purchased 3,000 sheep in Deer Lodge county and is now driving them through to the Big Sag, where he has established a ranch. The trotting race at Butte between Frank L and Black Diamond, which was completed Sunday, was won by the former horse, contrary to expectation. The War Eagle lode, recently discov ered at Maiden, shows a vein of thirty feet of solid galena, so Mr. Ben. Dexter reports, and it is thought to be an im portant and valuable find. lolter Bros. took the width of the Missouri river at the mouth of Sun river last week to determine the length of cable required, and will proceed at once to put in a ferry boat at that point. H. T. Brown, editor of the. Butte Miner., was assaulted and brutally beaten at Denver a few days ago by L. P."Bo cock, a 'fornier attache of" the .Miszer. The Denver papers speak of the' attack as cowardly and unwaranted. Commissioner McFarland has appor tioned the $400,000 voted by congress for the survey of public land so as to have 30,00) surveyed in Montana. Only one territory, Dakota, will have more public land surveyed the ensuing year. On his way back from White Sulphur Springs, Wm. Foster found a coat near Bu~ttlo creek in the Judith Basin. In the pockets were some letters and photo graphs that may be 1)rized by the owner. One sealed letter was addressed to Frank Fish. The owner can secure his property at Mr. Foster's place of business in this city. Walter Burke informs us that horse thieves are thick in the Musselshell and Yellowstone country. Some time ago three fine animals were stolen from the Coulson & Martinsdale. stage company, and several of the settlers have lost horses in the last month. An energetic 3-7-77 organization would be a good thing in that region. A petition signed by numerous citizens of Benton was forwarded by Col. Don nelly this week to Washington asking for mail service twice a week from Ben ton to Ulidia.- Such service would be a great benefit to the citizens of Chestnut, Sand Coulee, Box Elder, Belt and Deep creeks, and would date hund reds of settlers. T *; petiti0n has been forwarded to Delegate Magin4 . ind his assistance in the premises invoked. Walter Burke, supetintendent of the Coulson & Martinsdale stage line, ar rived in the city yesterday direct from Billings. He informs us that his line is doing all the business it possibly can at present and that increased service is badly needed. He :thinks that a daily line from Benton directly through to Billings would pay from the start and is confident it will be established before many months. The stage line that :formerly ran from Martinsdale~ to Coulson nowt only ex tends from the former place to Olden. The postoflce at Couloul.. has bee is continued; and as Olden is the neitt e it has been madethaee terminus. B ~ttis shtte of things will not c'ntinue long as within two or three weeks thhe s.hrvce will probably be increased to tri-weely while the line -:will run fromMars~nsl to Billings. Baker IndialeYa I. -inw t stm M as does ;ott seem t be well fou ed and that Baker i bled it th of the Indians.ias he hs Hnot since stowa the PERBSONAl From Wednesdavy'sBDail -Louis Riel, a celebrated personage in these parts, is in the city. -Col. C. A. Broadwater is in Helena, having just returned from the east. -G. R. Norris is reported quite ill at his trading post down the river. Cause, poison ivy. -Mrs. H. R. Buck, who has been vis iting the home folks in the east, was a passenger on the Butte, and reached the city yesterday. -0. G. Dennis is expected in Benton on the next trip of the Fort Macleod coach. His friends will give him a, warm welcome. -Operator Davis, on his arrival at Helena, found that his orders had been changed, and he now goes to Bozeman to take charge of the signal office at that place. From Thursday's Daily. -J. Thomas, of Barker, arrived in the city yesterday. -Duke Dutrielle has returned from his trip to "America" and is again at his post in the barber shop as smiling as ever. --C. M. Lanning and wife were pass engers up on the Butte and are now "at home." The RIVER PRESS extends its congratulations. -Nat McGiflin, J. T. Lee, Frank Gehring and Jos. Allen, all of Sand Cou lee, are in the city. The latter is a dele gate to the democratic convention. -Oscar Olinger came in from Barker yesterday. He informs us that he has sold his interest in the Kalloch mine to the Clendenin mining and smelting com pany, realizing a good round figure for the same-a sum that reaches up into the thousands. -Gus Tyler, of Carrolo, is at the Over land. -A. J. Davidson, of Helena, arrived in the city yesterday. -Frank Aldrich arrived from the boom camp yesterday. -J. M. Powers, superintendent of the Helena & Benton stage line, is in the city. -Billy Allen returned Wednesday from a trip to the various towns of the territory. He says Benton suits him better than any place he saw by a large majority. -Mrs. C. C. Woods, of St. Paul, ar rived in the city last evening. She will take a boat for Benton, where she will join her husband, a prominent cattle man.-Bismarck Tribune 11th inst. -Charley Gardner, a brick mason, who has been employed at .Fort Assina boine, is in the city and expects to catch on to tle Benton ouilding boom. He sports what is alleged to be the only plug hat in Benton. -Ben Dexter, of Andersonville, ar rived in the city yesterday. Mr. Dexter reports that Maiden is dull at present, but he is not without hope that another boom will strike the country before long. He has any amount of lumber sawed at the mill, but finds it difficult to secure transportation to Benton,. which is now his best market. Money for a Rainy Day. "For six years my daughter was sick from kidney and other disorders. We had used up our savings on doctors, when our domiuie advised us-to try Parker's Ginger Tonic. your bottles effected a cure, and as a dollar's worth has kept our family well over a year, we have been able to lay by money again for a rainy day."--A Poor Man's Wife. $10 Reward. Straver from Benton last fall, a brown horse about 14.1 h nds high, long bodied, no brands. one white hind toot, some wtlte in face. The above reward wilt, he paid ior his ireturn to the unrdersigne4 at the RIvaR PREss otfice. J. E. .8'PEVENS. PIONEER ISTATIONf:;RY HOUI SE CORANIE & CREEN. We keep a full line of tl3ank Iookand Stao. y. e fof inI ofr Books..I Wtte ad oec, of she most ar . Wee*ep a itup FORT BENTON, MONTANA, Wholesale and Retail Grocer AND DEALER IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Furs and Peltries. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIABRS. Our Grocery Department Embraces a Full Stock of Fancy and Staple Articles. FISH B0'1S, 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 heat selected Stocks ever imported into the Territory, &nd the trading puplic will find it to their adv.antage to get our prices before buying elsewhere. STORAGE AND COMMISSION. Corner of Front and Bond Sts*, Fort Benton. T. C. POWER C BRO. HEADQUARTERS F3OR Farming Implements, Sheep Men's Supplies, Miners' Supplies, Dry Goods, Groceries. -o-- Being agents for the celebrated WOOD'S FARMING MACHINERY, we have constantly on hand MOWERS, REAPERS AND EXTRAS, ALSO THE BEST HAY RAKES IN USE, --o Wool Sacks, Twine, Sheep Dip. --0- Garden Seeds, We have now on hand a larae and varied assortment of Oarden Seeds, fresh from the old established house of D. M. 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