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A DREAM. An Essay Read in the Benton Public School Last Friday by Miss Edna Water man. Aged 12 Years. It was at the close of a lovely Thanks giving day, Nov. 30, 1882, that I sat me down to think how I had spent the day, and very soon concluded that it had been decidedly dull; and not feeling in a very cheerful mood, I made up my mind to consign myself to the arms of Morpheus, the goddess of sleep, and by whose sooth ing influence I was soon in the land of dreams, where everything around me has changed. The moody feelings were entirely vanished, and I was the gayest of the gay. I had suddenly attained that much desired period in the life of every maiden (the age of sweet sixteen), and being arrayed in a very becoming costume, was ready to enjoy at last the long looked-for event-my first ball. But where it was to be, or what it was to be like, I had not yet been informed. And as I stood trying to realize how this strange affair had come about, the God dess of Enchantment once more stretched forth her wand and immediately the tingling of bells sounded in my ears, and soon a beautiful chariot drawn by fairy horses stopped at the gate and out stepped a gallant knight, who wore upon h s breast a golden badge of honor. The Goddess bowed, and the knight escorted me to the chariot, and we were soon fly ing through the air, as it seemed to me, for in less time than it takes me to write it, the chariot halted before a very large and handsome building. I was assisted to alight and escorted by my gallant knight to the beautiful reception room where I beheld many other guests gayly attired. Turning to my escort my tongue became loosened and I begged him to tell me where I was, and what this all meant. He informed me that I was in the Grand Union hotel, at Fort Benton, and this was the Knights of Pythias ball, and forthwith conducted me into the brilliantly lighted dining-room where we joined in the grand march, and were soon skipping the light fantastic toe to the fine music of the band. I had many admirers, and was just vain enongh to think that I was really the "belle of the ball," and being just sixteen, it was only natural that I should believe the com plimente were genuine. We danced un til we were tired, and then came the re freshments, which consisted of a boun tiful repast of turkey, cakes that would have reached the moon-but I will not attempt to describe, but will only say that the tables were as bright and the food as varied as the late brilliant dis play of the aurora. Around the tables were seated the wit and beauty of Ben ton, from the gray-haired old man to the little child, all enjoying themselves to their hearts' content. But none so happy as I, (the maid of sweet sixteen); and just as I was wondering if this was to last always, I was suddenly awakened by papa saying, "Edna, get up to break fast! " Now all young maidens we must be, Concontented with our lot; For if we dream we arE sweOt sixteen, We may be sure we are not. And if we dream that we are pretty, And are called the "belle of the ball," We'll be eure to find on waking, That pride muse. take a tall. Another Coal Mine. E. E. Bywaters informs us he has dis discovered an excellent vein of coal near his place in Sand Coulee that bids fair to be one of the best mines in that great coal district. A tunnel has been driven about thirty feet along the vein, which shows nine feet of coal, six feet bf which is pronounced by Prof. Eldridge, the Northern Pacific expert, of as good quality as he has seen in the west. The mine is favorably situated for working, and it is Mr. B.'s intention to develop it as rapidly as possible so that next season Benton can secure a portion of her fuel supply from this place. The distance to the mine is but thirty-six miles, about the same as to Castner's, and the road is fully as good. It seems to us a property of this kind so convenient to the river metropolis should be a valuable one. Wondered. A young husband. desirous of provok. ing a chance to pay a compliment to hit young wife and of receiving the assur ance of affection, says, with an aspect of surprise: "My dear, I heard a very re markable thing to day. Whatshisname told me that, he had beep looking Into the matter very closely and had discov ered that there was only one married woman in this street who wasn't a flirt, and really loved her dear hubby better than any other man in the world." The wife, after mature reflection: "I won der, now, who it can be? I thought I knew everybody on the street." An Omaha special says: The high license in the liquor law works well. T ° saloons in this city are reduced 12 to 98. The dealere theadera vime practhslly posatabu a toe posea licensed veaaIoin. =p._ liCed t*o `hh*J MONTANA MATTERU. The Butte butchers clase their meat markets on Sunday. The total grain yield of Bitter Root valley for the year is estimated at 125, 000 bushels. Quite a number of the Missouri valley farmersare investing in one or the other of the rival towns of that valley. Wmoley's ranch, a Custer county pre cinct, cast 113 solid votes for Maginnis and the entire democratic ticket. William Walters, of Stevensville, raised 20,000 pounds of potatoes this year on three-quarters of an acres of ground. W. E. Tierney, of Canton, intends go ing into business at Townsend. It is stated that he will move his family there also. The town lots at Townsend are 25 feet in width and 125 feet in length, and are held by the railroad company at $300 each. A man named H. M. Bright was run over by a loaded wood wagon near Butte the other day, and had his right leg and left thigh broken. One thousand dollars each is charged by the Northern Pacific company for corner lots in Livingstone, and eight hundred dollars each for inside ones. They are good enough to give the pur chaser time on partial payments at 12 and a half per cent. interest. A new town has been laid out, we un derstand, at Toustin's ferry on the Mis souri valley. At what the lots are held we are not informed. This town will be a railroad depot for Radersburg and the Crow creek valley, and also for the Boulder valley, and will make a nice little village. The Chinaman, Ah Mon, who died in Butte recently, from the effects of an accidental pistol wound, was buried with the usual Pagan rites of the heathen Chinee. A dressed suckling pig, fowl, fish and sweetmeats were offered as a propitiatory sacrifice, and little red and yellow sticks were burned about the grave to smoke the devil away. Fourteenth Annual Fair. The following races have been an nounced for the next exhibition of the M. A. M. and M. A. which commences September 3d, 1883: HOME STAKE. For two-year-olds, bred in Montana, $25 each, p. p.; $160 added. Five fur longs. PIONEER STAKE. For two-year-olds, $30 each, half forf eit, $400 added. Three quarters of a mile. DERBY STAKE. For three-year-olds, $30 each, half for feit, $400 added. One and one-half miles. COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL STAKE. For all ages, $50 each, half forfeit, $250 added by Schawb & Zimmerman, pro prietore of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hel ena. Entries close August 1st 1883. One and one-quarter miles. HELENA STAKE. For two-year-olds to harness, $50 each, half forfeit, $100 added. Mile heats, 2 in 3. MONTANA STAKE. For three-year-Qlds to harness, $50 a1o1, half forfeit, $150 added. Mile heats, 2 in 3. Subscriptions to the above stakes close February ]st, 1883; nominations close June 1st, 1883. Each nomination must be accompanied by $25 and a full de seription of the animal. Those interest ed will please write the Secretary, Fran cis Pope, for further information. Atchison's Trading Pont SIX Ain tES SOUTH OF t'OUT tYIAi GINN IS. A complete stock of General Merchandise, INDIAN GOODS, And Miners' Outfits. Having removed my stock of merchandise from Ft. Maginuls and added a large and complete invoice of new goods. lam prepared to supp settlers, miners, and travelers with as good goods and at as low figures as any store in this section of the country outside of Fort aton. 1110. I. ATRC HION ftIE1NICKE HOUSE, Sun Bivor Leavings. This house Is altoated .oa the RNenslsaadasmto. road, lust a nice, day's drive from Beaton,` making it the most convenient lg place on the road. It Is keptin ,reclass has the vay bst aso. eommundatlans for travelers an the road. Buy at dealers: prices. We will sell you any article for family or ~~jerS utlUs, etan price. No matter what you want, senofotur Citlogtie, fr'cc--con tainus over 1,900 illustrations. Wetcarry in stock the largest variety of goods mnthe U. S. FIRST NATIONAL BARK --OF Fort Benton. W. G. CONRAD, President Jos. S. HLu.L; Vice-President E. G. MACLAY, Cashier Authorized capital.........................`0,000 Capital (paid in)........................ ..... 100,000 Surplus profts................................ $8,000 WE TMAN8ACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINE'SMM. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers available in all parts of the United States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rates Gold Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities. Keep current accounts with merchants, stockmen, freighters and others subject to sight drafts. Will pay interest on time Jeposits and discount notes or bankable paper. Will make advances to merchants. stock dealers and others, as are suited to the r requirements. Will give freight rates on wool to all Ea-tern cities, and make liberal advances on same at a low rate of interest. DIRECTOR : S. T. HAURER, JOS. S. HILL, T. C. POWER, JNO HUNMBERGER, W. G. CONRAD. R. A. LUKE. E. G. MACLAY. 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 Exchange on the commercial center of the United States. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF NORTHERN Al) CENTRAL INTAIA. And will make such loans to stock men and farmers as are suited to their requirements. Local Securities a Specialty. Collections and all other business entrusted to us will receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINN, DflER & CO. FRONT STnaEr, FORT BENTON, M. T. Something of Interest to the Public. One of the large-'t and most complete stock of goods in Montana is now being displayed at the store of MORRIS BROS. H EIrENA . -The Stock in part consists of - Crockery, Glass-ware LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, PLAIN AND DECORATED TEA, DIN NER AND TOILET SETS, Bohemian Glass-ware, Majoiica Ware RODGER'S PLATED WARE Comprising-Silver Tea &ts, Water Sets. Cake Baskets, Berry Dishes. Butter Dtahes, and everything pertaining to a complete stock of Silverware. Also Baby Carriages, Toys, Dolls, in endless variety. dmmunition, Playing Cards, Poker Checks, And thousands of articles too numerous to mention. We are the most extensive Fruit Dealers in Montana, and can supply the trade in any quantity desired on the shortest notice The only house in the territoy that receives A. Booth's OYSTERS Daily. Prices always as low as the lowest. Fresh goods, largest stock, and honest treatment. Onnuas Soucl'rr AUm PnoxrrLY ATTNxDUD To. MORRIS BROS., St. Louis Block, Helena, Main Street. Butte. SYNDICATE HOTEL Fort Walsh, N. W. T. THE BEST HOTEL IN THE NORTHWEST. Cood Billiard Table. Stable and Corral Accommo* dation. W'. J. casEr, Frepraeer. W. G. JONES, Contactor ad Builder, ailtgaMOe saylttlua laity Of a - U* - New Route! New lanagement! -AND Reduced Rates! TBB BENTON SOUTHERN STAGE COMPANY On and after July 1, 188s, will run from Benton to Utica, Philbrook, Ubet, Fort Maginnis and Intermediate points and MARTINS DALE, Connecting With stages for the Yellowstone and Smith RI Vallkys. over good roads, via Sulphur Springs and Arrow creek, the running time being loss than half that of form' schedules. T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton Agents. HARmNESS SHOP Benton. M. T. Cheyenne Goods, (Jhaps, Sad dles, Spurs, Etc., Etc., A Specialty. Repairing done lower than at any otfler place in the city. SL. H. ROBE NCRANB, Corner Front aund Bond streets. Benton. BE&NTON AND HELENA STAGE LINE, Makea Daily Trips Between Benson and Helena, carrying Passengers and Express Coaches leave Benton at 7 o'clock every morning, except Sunday. J. M. POWERS, Manager. B. L. POWERS. Agent at Benton. GANS & KLEIN, Agents at Helena. MONTANA STABLES Upper Main St., Benton. Mon. Sale, Feed and Livery STABLES The Montana Stables have recently been enlarged and otherwise improved, affording ample accommo dations for all business in our line. W' RATES REASONABLE... CHAS. CRAW FORD, Prop. C. W. EBRRILL & CO., Contractors & Builders, Bank, Store and Office Fitting, Cabinet Making, Ete. Sterm Hloues, Window. and Doi. :One aid shop an Front at, two doors above MaXphy, Nest& Co. BENTON, - - MoNb SUMIT STATION M. A. FLANNAGAN OZruggist & Pharmccist BENTON, MONTANA. -Dealer in-. Paints, Oils, Varnish, Stationery, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Notions, And a complete stock of DRUGS OF. ALL KINDS. I have the Largest and Best Selected Stock of WALL PAPER In .Mlontana. MY STOCK OF PLAIN AND FA CY LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, ETc., IS LARGE AND VARIED. Cigars and Smokers' Coods Of all kinds. (Ordcrs by mail promptly attonded t4. M. A. Flannagan, POST OFFICE BUILDING, BEVTON, t. . W. J. IYINAR, DRUGGIST -AND Pharmacist, FRONT STREET, FT. B5arTOM, M - ONTANA. DEALER I7( Paits, Oils an Yarnih, Keep always on hand a full and most complete stock of tine STATIONERY, Perfumery, Toilet A rticles, AND NOTIONS. FINE GICARS Of the choicest and most popular brands are kept constantlyin stock. PETER SITHl, UNDERTAKER, Contractor and Builder. Rave constantly'on hand a large stock of Burial Casee -Rosewood, Black W2 lmit, Metallic Cases, etc., and all Undertakers' goods. W- All Carpenter work promptly attended to. ..g Boat Building a Secisal4t. PETER SMITH, FORT BENTON, - MONTANA Pacific Hotel BENTON, MONTANA. R. S. CULBERTSON, Proprietor. This hotel is a new two-story brtek, just completed, with comfortable and com rnodious rooms. Board by the day or week; rooms with or without fire. ,Syc eial accommodations for commercial travelers. TEST-CLASS 8A1 Il COkTCTIOL. Coach passengers wishing to stop at thils house will please inform the driver. lo KUDIEZI, AIDSONYILLE & KOI11flL to MrLES THE SHORTEST ROAD -VIA- Arrow Creek Ranch, J. CARRUTHERS, Prop'r. This well known stand is on the short line route to itaglnnis and the Mines, being s0 miles shorter shan any other route nad having the advantage of excel teit roads and No lil. Loaded teams of over 2,500 pounds will be assisted tp the hill free of charge. A 1 accommodations for travelers and stock. CABINET SALOON, AL. LESTER, rrop'r. UWGUEs CITY, " MONTANA The best quality of LIQUORS of AL. KIND, CHOICE OI@AR8, Milwaukee Bottled Beer. lovers Of je thtn ,is ted to call at the Ibs whiete SIU the ii 0 q+ ltY 1Wba - *Wto~3L ,