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LOCAL NOTES. *
yrom Wedu*eGVea Daily. It has been finally decided by the members of the Benton'hotel company to name the new hotel the Grand Union, by which title it will be henceforth known. W. H. Burgess yesterday circulated a paper for the purpose of obtaining assis tance for William Joyce, formerly of this place, who met with a serious accident a few days ago, reference to which has been made In these columns. We are *lad to say he met with gratifying sue ,.c..,e as the case is one that should ap e,,L1 to the sympathy of all. Ifay Bros., of Arrow Creek, crossed "; u, ,.lhelp on D. G. Browne & Co.'s ,'.ry day before yesterday, and yester dtay J. F. Patterson crossed at the same 1,lae `n)00i head additional. The first i,:l is destined for Arrow creek and the other for the Big Sag, and together they make quite an addition to the sheep therdt of Choteau county. Both bands were purchased in Deer Lodge county, ;and are a good grade and In excellent 4)condlition. Yrorn T'ureday's Daly. Mr. Culbertson will; open his new Pacific hotel in a few das. < -." A daughter was born to the wife of Perry Majors, on the Teton, last Sunday evening. Kitte Carroll, the girl who tried to "go over the range" Ly the morphine route, is improving. The clerk has been ordered by the ,omflmissioners to advertise. for bids for fencing the jail. The. assssment role of Choteau county this year will foot up about half a mil lion dollars more than last. Mrs. t corge scott appeared before .1 uda e Tattan last evening and swore out : warrant for the arrest of her husband. The 4;,rr:tni: sioners meet on the 10th (,f nixt month to hear the grievances of t .Lw(c whooe asse.ssments have been rair.d by the' hoard. "I'!:C fe-duction i the a essine~ t of 'a' tb l in this county from the figures presented by the assessor amounts to ro're than a quarter of a million of dol James Rowe, W. O. Yard and Mose t-.o4nlon have been appointed by the o,)inmnis.ioners viewers to view the pro p)~ct new road( from Benton to the Marias. 1. R. Wilton & Co., who have been aw:arded the contract for the erection of ,he Masonic temple, have made a start, randil will push the work through as rapid ly as posaible. Tlie commissioners last evening estab lished two school districts-one on the uptpr Shonkin and the other on Belt rerek, the latter being aj oint district w ith Mceagher county.' (. M. Lanuing is opening out a fine tec,,k of jeweler's goods in his new tqua:lrters, and will have a very neat and :att:elive store. His show cases have not ye:t arr!ved from Cow Island so that his display is not as yet what he expects tlo make it. In the way of sliver and plated ware he has one of the most com plete stocks in the territory. H. G(. McIntire and bride arrived yesc terday from Benton and are registered at the Cosmopolitan. Mr. Melntire is el the law firm of Waterman & McIntire, and is one of the candidates for the Legislative Assembly from Choteau county. Mrs. McIntire, nee Foster, has reside(l in Benton for some time, and is one of the ornaments of the society of river iietropolis.-JIerald. From lI'riday's Daily It snowed pretty livelry..esterday. the Highwbod country and alongth-e Iarkcr road to within a distance of flve ,: .*ix ruiIke of Benton. O~ur special from Heleunt gives the r!suttt oi the racing at the itir yesterday. if it rained at the catittAllikeoft did .re i tlhie' mnuv.t have ]had an intercsting i' h Barker coach arrived last even. iti :inmost oie time. Gus. manages to S..t t! r,:ol h in good season withoutr.r 'Ud £ta h1' weather or condition of the .\·i it isso xicar ~te -eectionnhe pro a,:te itdgec will not appoint any one to il1l ih('vatc1ub o the o(4 C cokrlsZ -ionl ers caused by the resignation of Mr. ,Weatherwax. T'he Masons have entered a :su8t1L t (tmunages in the sumn of $5O(%)' g s4l84 iJones & Merrill tor breai~~ h ofr Rolfe & Edg~tton arethe atteR9ys fou the plaintiflb andWateraan d&MeltXr for the defense. ' - - -, ° . . . trom t Wedhtid'elsfanlDy -M. A. Flauaganagnandlt wif andP Mr T. A. Cummintgse at V I E 2Mt ai4 from Uocky ?odtuti, d t b i,'p %le tegious ride overland. I-Chas. G.44 et prothag wood homtage ate y. Mr F. us that hifmelf and ftiy will speu the winter at Belknap, agr Ing to Hlghwood to make ift r - i anent raaidense.ln the.sprig S--Major Lincoln and I r rIckrd, of Belknap agency, returned yesterday from Higbweod, whe thqy spent .a week fishing, hunting, e.;, the guestsof Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Fish. They re port having had a splendid time, and pronounce Highwood the most delight ful valley in Montana. Major 1gniblae will leave for the agency to-day, but the doctor will remain a few days yet, and is likely to become one of the cattle kings of the Shonkin range. -Major Ed. Dunn takes his departure on the coach this morning, bound for Barker, to enjoy a vacation of a few days, as he has been slightly "under the weather" for some days. This is the first time a Benton newspaper has had an opportunity to note Mr. Dunn's de parture for any place, because for over eight years he has. iot been. beyond the 'confines of Benton, and during that time, we believe, has not missed a day from ,his post at ,. C. Power & Bro.'s store. Mr, P ~Dnn is certainly entitled to a vacation, and the RIVER PRESS trusts he will enjoy it hugely and that at the same ine the mountain air will re r&ip his 4*nt4 bheulth ad vor. -E. 8. oripsen, whQ as 4 :passen ger up on -1 Lº4I9ite .vj th eity last evening on the Assinaboine coach. Mr Thompson was f rmerly N citizen of Butte, and in 18790 was city aftorneyant clerk' of that cit when in i vmber of that y r he 0it: i tri"ke4 down ,:with paralydis, and for six months he laid at Deer Lodge unable to move a muscle ibr articulate a sound. He was taken east for treatment and has spent most of the time since at Hot Springs, Arkansas. He returns to relocate in Butte to prac tice his profession, that of the law, and is almost as sound a man as he ever was, and is still improving. Mr. Thompson was paralysed about the same time that Marshal Botkin was, but has been more fortunate in his recovery. He leaves for, Helena on this morning's coach. From Thursday's Daily. -John Zimmerman and wife arrived in the city day before yesterday, directly from Washington county, Pennsyl vania, and are stopping at the Overland. Mr. Z. left here last summer a confirmed bachelor, and eve are glad to see him re turn with a helpmeet. He is a partner with Mr. Miller in the saloon business. From Friday's DalVy. -T. C. Power has returned to Helena .from an extensive trip throughout the Yellowstone country. --Judge fBarrows will leas fo1 i his home at Ubet this moruixg ap lhe will have a glorious old trip--ubet! -Col. Broadwater and his candidate Sfor congress, Major Maginnis, have re Sturned to Helena from their Meagher county trip. -Messrs. Dent & Tullock, wool grow ers of Wolf creek~ , arrived in the city Syesterday, and report the roads in a ter rible condition. --George Jacques and iMrs. G. E. s Jacques, of Roseneath, Ont., are at the Overland. They came up the river as .I far as Rocky Point on the Butte. -Mr. and Mrs. L. H. McCulloh, ac - companied by Mr. McC.'s mother and .launt, arrived from Fort Assinaboine fi yesterday. ;Mr. McCulloh is post trader at Assinaboine. He was heartily wel-I ai comned back to his old Helenalhome, for , few. men $n the inou2 ea are more . popular than "Lean" Me 6h, or have B more friends.-Indepenldenlt. The 1elena Haoee. Special dispatch to the RPvas Psases. SHEILENA, Sept. 28.--TPhe trettthg rge for twodya!-olds usul~t ed .Diamonds first, Estelle second and Dot third. Time 3:38k and 3:43j, straight heats. 'The mlemile dash $ won, '}f3rloulis, SForaoso- econd and Eeadlgt third. Time 1:51}. - The trottg4 iljcefo~ tree-year-olds was contested b'y oi0der King, Nellie Ri aidt~Vonder. Won by Border Kjng - Thewater .IJdisagreet.b, d track tion as"regar t 'epitt d plague" at iand about Missoula: Rev. F. A. Riggin bringinth;re Td near titI~! acm tieit* I. Ta flentonsrO Rl~rWater nparl and aere iwer. Charles G. Gerimft, the civil engineer, has had an extensive experience in building water worlk, and beh yesterday assured a representative of the R~ivit PR1Es that Benton, at a comparativYel small cost, can secure as good, thorough and substantial works as any town in the union. "I know of no town," said he, "where there are greater natural facilities, and it would probably be difficult to find a city of such importance as Benton that stand in greater need, taking the past summer as a guide, of a good system of water works." "In a general way what would be your plan of supplying Benton with water?" we inquired, "It seems to me there is but one sys tem that should even be cosidered in view of the facilities offered, and that is the reservoir system, which on general principles is better than any other. In most cases it is necessary to construct entirely the reservoir, at a great. outlay of money, but here we have a natural one, or rather two, as there are two cou lees oqn the bench wcst of towht, either of which would adn irably fill the btlt, and could 'be put ,tondition to receive the water at, comparatively, very slilgat expense. Although I'h ve as yet made no acciurate surveys, In I a quiteconfi dent that the elevatilo is suficient fou' S1'B :* l#at means would you get the water fron the river to the reservooti?' • "By the aid of a powerful engine and pump. I would sink a large well at some point in the valley, above high water mark, and about fifteen feet from the river, so that the water would filter through the gravel into the well, and thus give us pure water, whether the river is high or low. From this well the water would be forced into the reser voir, and from the latter the town sup plied by pipes, or rather from one large main that could be tapped where desir able, carrying the water to any part of the city." "What would be the advanges of such works ?" "Well, they are 'too numerous to men tion.' Chiefly, it would afford our citi zens an unfailing supply of water, both for domestic and irrigating purposes. It would be the most complete fire proteo Stion possible, doing away with the ex pense ofengines, etc. By establishing hydrants in various parts of the city it Swoul4 only be necessary in case of a fire Sto attach a hose to one of these in order to throw water in' copious supply upon the burning buildings-L a much more effective protection than an engine, or two or thre of them. But besides these suficient adviantages, water works con structed oni this principle would redeem a large portion of the bench lands about Sthe rgeo gir, as sufficient water could be secured for irrigating p irposes. a matter of great'importanlce i. i.self." . ofyhat do you think would be thecost of such works, including the laying of Sthe main pipe ?" "That I cannot tell yet, but as soon at . the weather permits I will make a sur I vey and estimate of cost, in accordance Swiwth my instructions from a committee r of citizens. I can say, however, that - the cost will not be nearly as great as Smany think, and not so great butthat Sthe eh9ierprising citizens of Benton can : funish the means to construct them. For ty part, I anm contdentthat the in Svestment would ova pve profitable one." "Would this arrangement also supply water powerfor mills, factories, etc ?-:: S"No; that would necessitate te oon Sstrlietion of a ditch fromi the river to the T lower. Vart of the reservation, and if suflieBiet'fall can be secured44it does not Sreqiir muchel-splendid water power~i for . m·iing mills or factories:seould be. ob tkiedi, dand thisAsi a project that I think SisiiWell worthy of being carried out if S:fouiditcitckiable. oft which I have but Slittei doubt.t. Mr, Griffith is indclinried tdo be erith'u siastic onr the water w~i ks qtestion, ani Stakkes the, position that entnn cannot mueJi louger afford to4,be. without theme oorin u ew overnor; t ocJC, Sept. 11.-Iting Hunmler4 1 -.nf$ted the dedbatiin of the Crowntof Xt*1yoii Co1:. 3. Schuyler i Crosby,, lit =-4 FPORT BEITON, IOITANA, Wholesale and Retai Grocer ARD DEALER $N Dry Goods, 1Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Furs and Peltries. WINS, LIQUORS AND 016AR. . , LOur Grocery Department Embraces a, Full Stock of FaCy and Staple Articles. `P . , g am' S ! .+ + . . ,+' , . I ,« Rakes, and I line of Farming, FISH BRGO'S, R~H AMID)+ 7F&R+WI3I We hav in store one of the best s .eected stocks eer.iwported into the Territory and the tr ding puplic will find it to their adva. ntage to get oar pric before STORAGE AND COMMIBSION. Corner of Front and Bond Sts., Fort Denton. HEADQUARTERS Farming Implements,g Sheep Men's Supplies, Min er s' Supplie s, Dry Goods, Groceries. Being agents for tbi celeb~rated WOOD'8 PARMING MACUINJCRY, we hae ecoustantl on hand MOwRSa, REAPERS AND EXTRAS, Wool Sacks, Twine, Sheep Dip. t -. Gaden Seeds, We have now n hand a i ari ii a orIt I I arI i lled l, Iteshfrom tl.+od establis ed lbhts Of .h k. PERRY uO. Dry GodHa~C~ ots, 8boes o ., • .... , Te .aA low e OWutR a maOMe., Qse ooS hedept . Me'S iSupph Miner 1' PETSes . Dry Go-d, Gr~e4es.