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Terms................. ..... $5.00 per Year RATES OF ADnERTISIMG: One Column, 1 year ............................... 175 " 6 months.............. ........... 100 " 3 " ......................... . 75 Half Column, 1 year ............................. 100 6 moinths ...... ...... ..... 75 S 3 " ................. ... .40 One-Third Column, 1 year...................... 80 S6monthrs.......... ....... 45 3 months .................. 30 Quarter Column, 1 year ............... .......... 75 9 6 months ... ........... ....... 40 "t 3 months .................... 30 Three inches, 1 year ............................. 50 6 months ........................... 30 3 months......................... 25 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year ............... 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. THE House memorial to Congress in regard to establishing and erecting a custom house at Benton; has passed the council by a unanimous vote. IN Arkansas a female child has been born with three tongues. Considering its sex, it would be justifiable homicide to smothe- it before it grows up. THERE is a rumor in Canadian gov ernment circles that Mr. Caron, at pres ent minister of militia, will be made governor of Alberta, in the Northwest territory. THIS is the way the Pioneer Press re ports a hanging: George Traughber, who killed Joseph McKenney "just for fun," took a tumble through a trap yesterday and failed to survive the funny business. THE Dawson county papers are still laboring under the flattering delusion that they have a representative in the territorial council. They should be fur nished copies of "Stuart's Manual," or "Democratic Rulings and Code of Pro cedure." IF Dakota fails of admission into the union by the present congress, it would seem useless for any other territory to make the attempt, but Washington will do so, and Gov. Newhall, of that terri tory, is now at the national capital to plead its case. He might as well go home. WHEN Mace and Slade, the pugilists, arrived in New York, they announced an exhibition, but were bound over by a police justice, in the sum of $500 each, to keep the peace. Now a judge of the su preme court steps in and discharges them from their bond, and the show will go on. FIVE of the gang who stopped a train on the Central Pacific road a faw days ago, and who were stood off by a plucky express messenger, have been captured and are now in jail. Two of them were wounded by the capturing party, one mortally. The two still at large cannot run very long. This is quick work. THE action of the maj(rity of the com mittee on the Hamilton-Back contest is only what might have been expected. It Hamilton has the best right to the seat one would think the democrats who put him there would be anxious to prove it, and so justify their action. But that Maginnis nigger in the fence is what is probably scaring them. THE wife of John T. Church, of De troit, has given birth to three children at one time, and that Church is now sup plied with a fair congregation.- We pre sume the wife will do the preaching and discipline the members. Her laboirs will be rendered much easier by the knowl edge that there ill be no flirting, even if there be discordance, in the choir. OUR legislators seem bent on revising the revised statutes. While they are at it they might as weli repeal at least that portion of the printing law. relating to county printing so as to allow the com missioners to: let the legal advertising to the paper having the largest circulation within the section interested and a;ls6 to have: other printing done where they can get it donethe best aila the cheap est. This is of some importance to the people whose interests are to be served ;and who have to foot the bills. But Wve do not expect s~ich an act of fairness from the present assembly. There may Ibe enough fair-minded democrats in the :house to ensure the passage of 'such i. bill, but the democraftif members of 4he council evidently care more for the in. terests of party than the inmeresltaofthei constituents. THE estimates submitted by the sere tary of war to the house of represeta: tives for the co~nstru 4i. .,&f,.dings a Yarious military posts ogntains an item of $25,000O for Fort Custer;, Montana. The post at Abadaboin is reeognised a being now the meost important in the rthwes anti 'we trust coegrs wn i 3otsieght it yfI1vErort post sittSted Iit Iflteoukhitr3Y t&*Ough whtih a ra;irth a plow rwmaningjawd whlehlsap Mi i4 Zing up with .*iIler amply .aAlto thk4 re of themselves. The troops r Bhw and posts demand and should receive more recognition than any others. We do not object to the $25,000 for Custer, but be lieve other posts should receive as much, and more. ON OUR RANGES. Were anything needed to satisfy us of he justice of the claim so often made hat Montana is the best stock country i the world, 'talk with our stock men t the present time would be convincing. Conversation with &-number of them re cently has elicited the statement from every one that, notwithstanding the cold weather of the past month, stock on the ranges were never in better con dition, indeed, look better than they ave at this time for m. .,l-1 ere- iever was but one winter in Montana-that of 1880-1-in which our stock owners suffered any noticeable loss. But that was a winter such as is not experienced once in a decade, and the unusual cold weather was not con fined to Montana, but extended over th whole of the Un' tates. Even in spite of the cold weather (the mercury standing at 590 for two days in this sec tion), the loss would not have been near as great had there been any wind to clear the elevated points of the deep snow that fell. Still, the loss in Mon tana was not half as heavy as in other and more level countries, nor near as much as the stock men had feared. In fact, instead of disheartening the stock growers, it only served to convince them of the advantages of Montana for this branch of industry, for it'proved conclu sively that cattle could suryive without care through the most severe weather and thrive in ordinary winters. This winter there has been compar atively little snow, and though we have had an unusual number of cold days, preventing what snow has fallen from melting away, there has been sufficient wind to lay bare the high places, and in consequence the stock are able to get at the far-famed grass of Mohtana-the nu tritious bunch grass, that retains its strength the year round. It goes with out saying that our stock men wear a satisfied expression on their faces, and reports from Colorado and other states and territories of anticipated losses in stock from the severe weather now be ing experienced there do not worry them in the least. They have literally got the world "by the horns," and they know it. GOVERNOR CROSBY. His Message is Heartily Indorsed by the New York Herald. NEW YORK, Feb. 4.-The Herald thus speaks of the message of Gov. Crosby, of Montana: "Already, by the Montana papers which came to hand by yester day's mail, containing the text of Cros by's message to the territorial legislature, it is evident that the people of the terri toriy agree that they have got a governor from the east who is as much at home on the Yellowstone as on the Hudson or the Arno, and illustrates the quick ca pacity of Americans, whether eastern or western, to master the novel details of political administration. Crosby's ad vice touching the park is worthy of national notice. -He recommends the legislature to take measures to make it, under the protection of the government, an asylum for the great game of the Nborthwest now in peril of rapid extinc tion. So far as we know this is an orig inal plan, and strikes us as eminently practical and wise. We commend it to approval and assistance, not merely ot the' sportsmen over the country, but of evterybody who is concerned that the cha~rcteristic great game of the United States, and especially the buffalo, shall not be utterly extinguished:" Stock .i MWyoming. iLCEYENNE, Wy., Feb. 5.-Many tele graphiic iniquities' have come frpro the east beause of the grossly exaggerated accounts of the loss of. cattle sent hence in specials .The Wyominf g Stock Grow erm' association, the largest body of the kIib i nt the world, ~ys officially through its president and executive council, to your correspondent 'here, that though the' storm has been unusually severe atong the lineof the Union Peaific road, i a4s been much less on 'the ranges whtch lie to the north.t 'The eattle are in puch better condition than they have bneen for 1S* at this seasoD. So far as le riifom the rangesthe leos up to the i time e18i very -ig ht, the grt beirg g. . on the jorthern aide.of the hiRs t he snee nelta in a few days, 2B.t ~ :i[ Blo lthe Bfatte ws. TAKEN OTICE.. et it be known to the people of Benton and the General Public that we will sell OR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS THE REMAINDER OF OUR STOCK OF WINTER CL-OTHI G Heavy Underclothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Cloves, Socks, Mittens, German Socks, Etc., Etc., Etc., We do not believe in holding goods over; we therefore offer to the public the above in ducements. Our winter stock must be sold. This is no Advertising Dodge. We mean business and will do what we say. Call Early and Secure .Good Bargains. Orders by mail or express will receive prompt attentiona. HIRSHBERG & NATHAN. Front St., Fort Benton, M. T. Baa a' a aeI H 1 la I I HI!I II· I with a cow boy, whom I know only as "Shorty." As we were crossing the stream he handed me a handful of nuts and remarked that he was taking a pocketful over to "his girl." "Where did you get a girl?" I asked. "I bought her over here at Blackfoot camp last niaht." "What did you give for her?" "Thirty-five dollars. Oh, here she is;" he added, as a little six-year old Black foot girl came capering down the bank to meet him and take possession of the nuts. The little one had on a new dress, warm stockings, new shoes and a little black blanket, all of which had evident ly come out of the store within the last twenty-four hours. After loading her with nuts, Shorty allowed her to start back toward the lodge; but thinking her blanket did not fit close enough, he called her back, and taking off the empty cartridge belt which held his own overcoat together, he belt ed her little blanket snugly around her waist, and then sent her off, the happiest youngster in the Blackfoot camp. "What will you do with her?" I asked. "Her mother is to keep her till • I go back to Montana, and then I'll take her down home and give her to the old woman (his mother), and then," he added very seriously, "she's a nice, in nocent little girl now, but if she stays here she'll starve till she grows up and then go to the bad. I'll take her home and mother'll make a woman. out of her."-Toronto Globe. SYNDICATE HOTEL Fort Walsh, N. W. T. THE BE ST HOTEL IN THE NOR THWES T. . Good Billiard Table.: Stable and Corral Aeconmmo-. dation.. WI. .1. ~CSE I. Proprietor. Oi. M. RY . DETROIT M-it. GQI STZR4*( M L·· ' DRY GOODS --AND NOTIONS -AT- BAKER & DeLORIMIER'S, Consisting of an elegant line of Lawns, Pequets, Bunt ings, Nun's Veilings, PLAIN AND FICURED SWISSES, Mulls, Jaconets, Etc. .J2ovely novelfies in ./eck W'!ear, "Abothker .iubbard" Collars, Y'ichus, Sabots, .9lain and 5ancy ./JZull Sies, 3ancy 'inen Collar., S~uchkings, j'c., in end less variety. -e Call and See s Before Purchasing Elsewhere. Y "D. WXA.TflERWAX,' DEALER IN MECHANI JT ITC4, .?IOJ'"T4AA4. . ote1;- Stables, and If ard Rm roji in , onlflionl. tg~f~P'CC. " P. f ; " In~ the Judit x Bapil. STATION, ol* A **Z*N*cK St~. 'S ? New Route! New Management! -AND Reduced Rates! THE BENTON SOUTHERN SSTAAG COMPANY On uOa atter July 1, 1882, will run from Santer. ito Utlcae Phtibrook, Ubt, Pert MaFInnis and nt" Ikt dfarte l pnts and MARTINS DALE, With tages for the Xellowstone and Smith Ri T.alley4, go. tsdae. via Sulphur Springs and Arrow reek,L tL.Hrunnig time being less than half that of foroia .heatiules. /REP~ P*W RntO.. . . .. .- :g e n te r