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From Catur ay'P Daily.
The 'l,c t n Iu und-up party were at the Bull's Head station on Thursday even ing. In the Butte cemetery are the graves .:f i s i. i'hs and seven murdered people. The steamer Butte, of the Power line, reatched Clagett ,on the 17th inst., with eighty tons of freight. J. R. WIlton is putting on a porch and finishin , up Pete McDonald's building on W.aVshin.gton street. Thi, 'ec '-t"iry of the navy has decided to restore tile grade of Post Admiral of New York. and it will be given to Cornm mnodore UJlpllur, father of Mrs. W. H. IHeitl o th:i. city. A tten ' o, is direeted to the advertise ment of W. G. Bailey, the jewlder of Helena. Mr. Bailey leads his trade in M;(ieniaI.i. ;n.; is so well known that words of ours ate unnecessary. Will so nehody inform the ignoramus oi the ffcord( what the name of the sec ret:ry o' Mon t na is. Perhaps. though, he sets Co'. MeCuteheon's name wrong willfully in his effort to appear smart. Returns of assays from the Teton lode, in the Mentana district, owned by Mortson & Stocking have been received, and figure up $208.86 in silver and 27 per cent. e;.ul to the ton. This is what we wou'd call a good lead. Max Wat, rman and Col. McCutcheon had a rousing nteeting at Canyon Fer y last Tue-day evening, and made a Rood in preý.si, n n the audience, which is saii to h: v, I,.een a good deal larger one than assembled to hear Maginnis at the stae place. W. J. M:nar. the druggist, has coni n11 need Iiovint1 into his new building, next d, or to Crane & Gre' n's yesterday, andl in a ,a+,y ,r two will have one of the net.te.-t ansi most attra(ctive drug stores in Muntana. Mr. Miinar opened here a year ago ,last sunalltr, and has already establi. hed a large and continually grow ing trdle. None deserve it better. There have been a good many rero ta cilculated a. to there I eing smallpox on the road bet we n Be-nton and Helena. The writer caite down that road Wed nesday and Thursday, and could neither find or hear of a single case, although he did hear that in some instances par ties livin on the road had told travelers that there was smallpox at certain places near their own, in order to induce the travelers to put up at their housese. We wish to call the attention of bus"i ness men and others in the localities visited by the RIVER PRESS to the new ad vertisenient of Morris Bros., of tHelena. They are the most extensive dealers in their line in the territory, are pleasant gentlewmen to d(eal with, are very promp in tilling orders, and keeps first-claass goods. 'T'hose desiring anything in their line com'd not do better than by giving them an ordler, and we are confident that the manner in which it will be filled will rmnke themi constant patrons of this d .-ervi It house. Fromn S lday's' Daily. Vegetables are very scarce in Benton at prescnt, there being none in the mar ket. If " ny of our rancher Iriends should bring themi in they would find a ready sale at good figures.. Insuril.nce policies were yesterday taken out in the companies repre-enttd by T. A. Cummiings and Chas. E. Duer, to the anoulil of $20,000, on the new O. and Union hotcl. Coatsworth'a, Hutchinson's and Pur dorn's teams came in yesterday from Highwood loaded with plotatoes for W. S. Wetzel. They are for the use of the boys in blue at Fort Assinaboine. The replublie(:ns of Choteau county are united and enthusiastic. and the re suit of their harnonious working will surprise some of the political boses on the morning of the 8th of November. We could almost hope that our col leonue would stay away until after the election, for we haven't had so much fun for a long time. A controversy with tile Record at the present time is a reg ular picnic. Rev. M. J. Hall is now snugly en sconoed in the new parsonage, and has the promise of a very pleasant winter for looking after the spiritual welfare of the flock of Christians at the Springs and one or two neighboring points.--He bandman. The republlican club have put up a fine transparent sign at their rooms on Bond street, with the words,: "Head quarters Choteau county republican club" painted on it. The sign was gen e ously donated to the club by the paint er, Geo. W. Appleton.. The foundation of the new Masonic temple is being rapidly laid. The con tractors mean Iusiness, and a few weeks of fair weather will see the building cOmlleted. The hall is located in the center of'the baliness lortionl of town. The lower hall .will rent readily as i store. During Mr. Rolfe's visit to Hel ena we-undertenad that, nearly-6,000-*f stnok was taken by Helena Masons. -It is a safe investment, and we are glad to know that the- stock is rapidly" being taken up. We were shown yesterday the returns of assays of ore from the Fitzpatrick lead in the Montana district, which had been sent to the assay office at Helena. They go $3,051 to the ton in silver. If Mr. Fitzpatrick has much of this quality of ore he has all the fortune he cat need. A letter received at this office last night from a prominent citizen of Hel ena contains these words: "I am very sorry that Major Maginnis has allowed himself to be a tool for the bosses, and if the signs of the times are not radically changed in the next two weeks he will be defeated." A fire broke out yesterday morning in the kitchen of August Beckman's resi dence, but was stopped before it had gained much headway. We are told that rags had been stuffed around the stove-pipe, where it went through the roof, in order to keep it in place, and that these rags ignited from the heat of the pipe. If this is so, it was a piece of carelessness which cannot be too strongly condemned. Fencing seems to be the rage now upon the reservation addition to town. We saw a number of men at work in what is known as Murphy's enclosure, settin ! posts and stringing wire around. Evidently they don't believe one man can hold hold thr..e hundred lots while the it s have n+ ne. From a private letter received in this city, yesterday, we learn that Gen. Meade, of the Omaha smelting works, and a Mr. Eastman. of St. Paul, who have been making a visit to the Maiden country, have purcha'sed a one-half in terest in the Collar mine. The writer of the letter could not ascertain the sun paid. Ethier & Embleton are making prep arations to buiid an irrigating ditch on the 7lettin of sufflcient capacity to irri gate their entire hind. The ditch, when completed, will be about two and a hall miles long, and will cost $1,500. Mr. Embletomn uilt seven mi'es of ditch for Messrs. Patteison, Milner and Broad man this summer, and understands the business perfectly. Davidson & Moffitt invite the public to inspect their stock of saddles and har ness before purchasing elsewhere, confi dent that such inspection will be the means of saving to purchasers money on first cost, and value in quality of goods. Our Helena house received the. first pre mum ont saddles at the recent fair in Helena over all competitors (no peanut vendors or postofficee clerks as judges.) Our motto, "Not how cheap, but how good." We employ the best workmen in the territory and guarantee satisfaction. Mr. Flanagan, our postmaster, was busy yesterday afternoon making ready for the new postofflce boxes, which will be put in position to-day and to-morrow. The pont office department will occupy the (ntire Itatr t:otin of the store, and the mails will be received at the side door. Facing the front will be two delivery windows, and at the side will he the registering and monev order departnu nt. The impl oved facilities are very much needed, particularly the lock hoxes, and both the postmaster and the public will be greatly Lenefitted thereby. From Thursday's Daily. We know of one democrat in Benton who has bet on Botkin. Wildter has come to Montana io see how his contracts are progressing-at this time of year when contracts are all corn pleted. Lost-A note book, containing a printed list of names. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving the same at this offtice. We are told, though we cannot vouch for it ourselves, that a leading democrat of Benton is offering to bet ten to one that Waterman will be elected. Parties from Fort'Magi'nnis and Maid en say that that sectiofl of Meagher county is itrtzng for Jotlin. 'ihe same reports come to us from Martins dale. J. B. Smith & Bro., of Fort Macleod, are making extensive purchases and giving big orders to our jobbing mer chants. They are way up fellows, and we are glad to see such good evidence of their success in business. A respectable old colored man's idea of the millenium is just before election time. "Because den," he says, '"de dem ocrate tries to be just as ~ite andfriend ly to de colored man as de republicans, an' dat is de only time dey is." A look at the books ofthe Benton and Fort Macleod stage company shows an astonishing increase,Nbtthn in passenger and freight thit~talinee the line 0m meneed running lust 4pril, especially in tie latter. Wher two; ~ tthree expthes Blpackage w .t U outat o trt, nov the way bills are crowwe1 full. All thla gpegt show how mluh the business bet thrtwo- pinta is'"growlng, and-the 'eh terprieting erchantsor Benton are real. ing the benefit thereof. W. O. ODexter returned Sunday from Otter and Highwood, where he : shbe, n ousy threshing for the ranchmen. He finished up the Hlghwood country on Saturday. He reports the crops fair, but not, on an average, as heavy "as in somni former years. A mail route to Sand Coulee has btenu established for some time, but as yet there is no service on it. That is some thing which should be looked after. The inhabitants of this section are al most isolated from the rest of the world, and have to rely' at present on chance opportunities for getting their mail matter brought in from Benton or Chest nut. A. I1, Wilder and C. A. Broadwater met at Miles City a few days ago, and went up and down the Yellowstone country together. Of ootlrse it was purely business that brought them to gether in Montana just at this particular time, even if it is just a few-weeks prior to election time. But then, Maginnis' election is only business with them-a matter of dollars and cents, that is all. A younggentleman of prominence, on the West Side, in writing from New Chicago under date of the 7th inst.,says; "The young men of Montana are making themselves felt this campaign, and I think we stand a good chance to win. A large portion of the Missourians here will certainly throw Maginnis. I was in Mi-soula, the cther day, when Magin nis arrived. His reception was about as cold as that usually extended by a grave yard to a corpse.-Courier. The RIVER PREss, which was founded two years ago, is very ably conducted by Jerry Collins and J. E. Stevens. The sheet was established under many diffi culties and the lprt-dictions that it would soon succumb were numerous. But all prophesies of disaster have cone to naught, and the paper to-day stands upon a substantial financial foundation. It is- ably edited, has the respect and confi dence of the community, and has already established a large circulation and a profitable business.-Cor. Herald. Judge Tattan went out to Highwood Sattirday and held a political meeting there. We understad that he devoted considerable of his speech to the RIVER PRESS. Well, we guess we can still exist. Parties from that section tell us that a good many went to hear him and went home saying that he talked for two or three hours and said ,nqothing, and that his speech had not changed their opinions in the least. We wonder if he indulged in any o the gentlemanly and polite language which he is in the habit of using in Benton towards anyone who happens to disagree with him. The Helena Fair association is, we~be lieve, composed of honorable men, but, as it relies for the most of its receipts from those who patronize the racing, it should at least get some men in the judges stand and starters who know something about racing. Two or three of the starts at the late fair were so pal pably unfair as to call out howls of derision and reproach rom the assembled crowd, while in the 6)0 yard dash, the pulling of Chantilla was so palpable and plain that the bets should have been doclared off or the race ordered to be run over with different riders. Such things ctrried out successfully right under the eyes of the judges cannot fail to bring the association into disrepute and mili tate strongly against its future success. We hope to see these things remedied next year. Something ot Interest to the Publ.c. One of the large t and most compltP stock of goods in Montana is now being diyplayed at ihe store of MORRIS BROS. H I L ENA. - ' he Stock in part consists f - Crockery,Glass-ware LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, PLAIN AND DECORATED TEA, DIN NER AND TOILET SETS, Bohemian Glass-ware, Mauitea Ware RODGER'S PLbATED WARE Crmiprfaiug--ier Tiea Water et.s ask. Batst B-ry Dideks. Bcr a? Dtuses l d cndorpthig portaiwnsg to a omplJte stCock of Aitnera. Also Babp.C rrage-s, Toys h, ih Is, in tndless varifety. ammrsemUitoz, Playing Cards, SPoker Checks, And the.u-and of arfticis too apmerous to mention. We are the most exteneive 1ruit Dealers in Montana, anid can supply the trade in any quaintiy desired on cwe shortest notice T e only boose m the territory that receives A. ooth's' OYSTERS Dalry. Pr ces away- as 'ow as the lowest. Fre h goods, , , las9iest ,,est, a 4d honeut treatm.nt. OaE.. SOLIolemDo anD PaROPTLY ArrNxnUD TO. L: i i.- Bledk, wHelena,- - Main 8trel .t, Butte. 9J .eonily excuveishardw.re house min Montana is tat' ofAt ; . Ion &t PETER 1IIITli, UNDERTAKER, Contractor and Builder. Have cin ianir y nn b-nd a atrt eiftor - f I n It^ Ca-e. -RB,?ewo'd, Black W ' 't. t e~a e Cases eec.. aid all Undertak. rs' goods. 1" All Carpeuter work promptly atteLded to. 2 Boat Busiding a S)maciCr. PETER SMITH, FORT BRNT ON, - MONTANA $18. $18. $18. $18. An WAgecan Wach, inw a 4-oz Siveum Case for $10 FULLYW:xlt B A N TED). Initial $l~eve Buttons n for. madWHOLSALE from Montana WHITE'SDRALR IN Gold, always in stock. Sewing Machine. tlGROCERIES l WaOrockery, and ordrQuee swe by mailre, wi r ceive promptes, Liquors aention, ad sigatio Furniture, Tenteds and Wagoe overy intas,. W. Co. BAILEY, Helena, M, T. .. H. M cKnight &Co. ANSHELF AND DEAVYLERS HADW IRON A AD STEELM. Wagon Timbers, Miners' Tools, Soutts' 4 point Barbed TWe are inwareceipt of a largrse and complete stock of goods, conookting ofand Heat Dry Goods, Notions, Groealies, Drugs, Boots andDip Shoes, Clothingobacco, Wool Sacks and TwineCaps, Hardware, WoodenSCHUTTLWare, Crockery. Harness, WoolN SBuckye Machine, TentHarrows, Dragon Sheets, Agricu' tural Im plements, Etc." Agents for Wood's Improved Mowers, Tmproved Sulkyows, and the apgood Plows, and :ner STUDEBA KEER WAGONS. Newing Machines. Tin &oods. of Every IDasoription la~de two O Our sto have on hand and to arriin eve a rger stock th an ever before. Ranch . irm ad tock mesire or ett .v,,rry advanter.. of the twarict. Beatr in mari tqhat we e,.rry the Uer**st qteek nvUte LIQUORS exami n te Tergoods and pritces bfory. A fchall spply-of the elebrated O ile. 1 Taylor's *, KENTUCKYJNO. T. MURPHY, W. W.HIGGIWS. HAML NSKIE ,0. MACLAY. URPY NEEL C WHOLESALE AND RRTAIL DRALER8 IN And O'Dck ery Blue Ribbon "O , K." Whisky, ad Schlitz's Milwaukn g Beer a Fand. We have the LaroeSt Store and Me houoses in Mont Our Enl, re Imyer pairchases the-entire stock. for foodrgr e wh.,lesle and ratei .ments. th-- en,.tlog a to meet W th-cloolst c ksmpethm. an m'd tail to cwimn ed , yBu ck eMt Benton. .., .MURPRY, NEEL, &, I Pove s, and hForwaeder,, Benton,. Mer Grand Central 1I lS I"' A URA T, Opposite the Oeurt Rouse, BULLETT & MARTIN, P opr,. The on'y tir-t-c'ats itestarant lu the cl1j whiere everything can be had in ree:-n. cOPIEN IAY ANI) NIGHT Board by the Day and Week; also first-class Lodging.