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,:11liitg . cas connllence(l in the flock . l c,,;k 1. l."y. \\. ,. 'ettle and family returned from 1i c tiVl last ni ght. 'ri- (,ils5n, will ldr'ive a )rallt new -' its .ull lel.w ill. "1,i. co.( ulty ,of Yellowstone will lt,. io nli''U (on the 9th of April. ,'(, liillng c «ldl wvill commnence h li;ii~ill of a daily issue next lr a e tlweity-f)our' prisoners in the ,,!:ulli i l.,luntVy .jail, an l o g them two Slltll'tl l'1' " `" .1-i, \ w(,,i aire full Of candidates who -. i .,'ve thIe lpeople of Yellowstone . , ; l ai . ilicial capacity. i1. '. 1,ie" came in troim the High n.i,"'iiuitry last night, wl. are he has -, v . i. -IHet will ,o out again ;,:.: , a- en'whidtedi 1). a milinister. T: i; 1 lmttlr otf geeral regrlet. : . r ,(' y [ ys lalying (:1',r ,t 1 ,( .- c ullivaln's sllhop, v lih, c leV ahilitionm has heel tllh-e itpartlnent is )owV ald . ii ii'" ill ltr 1or1 the tralslpor.ta iu,,. I! ' , 1 ','o nt .1un ctio'I City to Fort \ ,r ,lIt thI e alioriginles have , l\w I '(lor a numiber of days. One i- a , ' . a little stir in the quiet por -. tlwn ~oniday night, shooting (l,.well H:l'rris is at preseInt out at 1-ar :i- lt)We's ranch* lo4oking after their -l,.. We wouldni't hle surlnrised to see 11,w t:ll Iiig in several teams to supply I i] Il in.' I i n'a-'l " ctstoml . V . S.to'ki.'g is getti'g ready to he .i wk on his new building. Brick is m.i. au iled, and iMr. ('oumubs has the -a) Ii alI int onl the g'rou nd atnid every ill' rle':(ly i.)i) begin work. T'1ne r be l ai'Cans o.i" Helena have nomin '(it dii ftl1odiii;ci ' ciiy ticket: For 1.V(1r, T. If. l..ltinscuht idtl for assessor :,'i( lre:.-urel, H. H1. Gutirie; for police ,,.-tratt, .J~)} NV. Eddy. .l,1111 Keelilan is tputting up a very neat iil(' V ,n-use )on \Vashliingtoi street, near 'vw.r. J.lohnii evidently intends to make lin eel! co111fortalde hereafter, and is 1.:jkii 4 a step in the right direction. Ii is annulc(,uled, says the ('cum'icr, that For)it Ellis is to be mlade a five company 1pst; also that one company of cavalry and one of infantry will be detailed for _trvice in the National Park this sum lter. The good work done by the holiday edition of the 1RIVER PRESS is already apparent, as parties are beginning to arrive in Benton who say they were in ilueed to come by readiing of its advant ages and resources in that edition. P'aymnaster Blaine and Mr. Rhey, his clerk; Major Robinson, district quarter master, and Lieut. G. \V. Stouch arrived yesterday about noon and went out with an cst.ort for Assinaboine in the after Ii,,ill. 'T'lie party are expected back on S:turll'dav, amnd will remain over in Ben h.:e 011c day at least. i) iiV l(t dli" s-i cribers (ltuit the ''Spleil (ii:, Iuiittalit'y last fMonday. Hardly tip " tlihe average. The IUVER PRESS iii, .1tnte clay received three weekly and tlw I, i:tily subscriptions. That is the way tlhins a re &going just now, and the wayv they will continue to go. Every w1ik adti, to I,oth daily and weekly list. S. (;. Co1,1er, who is in town from il e1vaer creek, has recently sold his I,al(l1 o(f'cattle to J. It. Craig, receiving tlicrefir lthe nice little sum of $26,500. lle ltill hu all interest in some 11,000 hIal Iof -heel,, aindl will pirobably be able i,1 1)u Iiris clothes out of the profits of tlis little !antl. O)ur friend B. V. Murray, of Sun Rivei' has decided after many years of i\aitin.g. to enlist in the grand army of oelcccleits. Miss Nellie Price is the for tulnate Vounlg lady, and the knot will be tiol I,) the Rev. Mr. Mills, at the resi <.li,.e ,of the bride's mother, this even ih. 13. \B. .'s hosts of friends in Benton will .jin with the RIVER PRESS ill offer ing c+ o1rratulations. .J. 1". Cole and .lJames Dallahan canme i>> fn',, Maiden yesterday, where they ar, I,,th interested in the mines of that Iist ri'l. They report bright prospects it,. ti: cai'i ptlis summner, several heavy ,;Iiur capitalists having invested re i.t ly in some of the richest leads of the 1(i1:ict. The former has been. a prospee tli+, icee the early days ofeCalifornia, t i 1, about visiting relatives in Missou Hri \VoII1lie has not seen for twenty y, at..--Mi . ty P'iJres,. ''i te clerk of Custer county resigned his ,lli,. at the March meeting of the board nif' +Inllissioners, because he would not II .,,ssoc.iated with the mob who wero ruItlling the affairs of that county. Th 'onu)lºissio041rs appointed another man 4lid the daily Precss, which says that mLuiiber of the leading citizens were i aite'.lanee, close observers Of the pro eediings, adds that the appointment was leIrnlcd of with unqualified disapproba 1tiº, Iby the general public. Evidently the, fraud nl anipulators down below are rea':illyg the harvest they sowed last fall. ;ov. Crosby was waited upon this io'rlninig by Mayer E. W. Knight, J. T. IMuI!11lly and L. H. Hershfield, who pjre Mht( to him an invitation fr.0 thi itiztueis ,of Fort Benton, who desired4tl v\'Crior to pay them at visit. The.o"' rn.or thanked the MgteImUaei ' - in vitation, and saiLd l~tti U.W; Oul lthe citizens of the > rovet 5eAP I\i',llttaii's seaport town, Fort Br ('all, btt. just when he was unable to p1ao iti vel state. He will vewi likely c l at l.lackfo' t, ,I n lerest of game , Inorthbern territ 'ý'ý'e Miles City Press: An old trapper, well kknown as 'Uncl- Billy,'! living on .Wil-. low creek, a tributary of the Little Mis souri river, and about one mile east of the Deadwood stage road, and seventy miles west of Spearfish, was foully mur dered a few days ago and the body be lieved to haye been placed under the ice. The beaver pelts belonging to the old trapper were taken to Spearfish and disposed of by a cow boy by the name of Forbes, who worked last year on Con nor's cow ranch on the Belle Fouche. This Forbes is suspected of being the murderer, as he returned to the old trap p)er's ranch and took three horses and skipped into the hills. The missing man had $180 in cash which Forbes is sup posed to have taken. "Uncle Billy" was a member of a very wealthy family in the State of Maine. A deputy sheriff left here yesterday to look after the mur derer. Frol (;co. B. BHuline, Esq., who has just returned from a conference with the railroad officials in New York, we obtain the following interesting information: The branch road to the Park will not ,e built this suiimmer. The Northern Pa cific will make Billings the outfitting point for the Park, and will so declare it in their railroad publications and guide hooks. Stages will run from here to the edge oft the Park, where pack and saddle animals, and other necessary suplplies will be in readiness for the use of tour ists. The line of stage will also perform the mall service to be established between Billings and ('ook, in the Clark's Fork mines. Lastly, the $(t),00t0 hotel and de pot is to he built in Billings this sum2mer. The contract for its construction now awaits the signature of H. Clark, who is expected here in a day or two.-BIiil/i,,fp Hfe'ald. From Thursday'l Daily. Mrs. Joe. A. Baker returned from Helena yesterday. S. L. Kelly assumed isi new position at Minar's drug store yesterday. S. P. Horr, of Blackfoot agency, is ill town and headquartered at the Pacific. The I'resbyterian sociable last night was a very enjoyable atlhir, and was quite successful financially. ('harley HIouton, who has been with W. J. lMinar several months, went out to Belt creek yesterday. l-[e has entered tlhe employ otf John Epperson of that valley. Acting Asst. Surg. M. P. Pomeroy, I. H. A;., lately on duty at Fort Keogh, has requested the annulment of his con tract, and will resume his pr-actice in civil life. Secon1l Lieut. Frank B. McCoy has, at his own request, been transferred from the Twenty-fourth to the Third infantry, and will join his company (A) at Fort Shaw, Mont., in about six weeks. Col. J. J. Donnelly and Mr. J. J. Hea ly returned from Barker last evening. Judge Tattan stopped on Belt creek en route home. The colonel reports the affairs of the Silver Belle in stata qu(o. Al. Hamilton left Helena day before yesterday, but as the walking is rather bad he need not be expected to show up in Benton for some time yet. Montana is not ' good country to serve for glory alone. It is too far between stations. Norman Jones fell from the roof of H. P. Rolfe's new building yesterday even ing, a distance of about seventeen feet, and was pretty badly ilnjured, although no l)ones were ,broken. We trust he will be all right again in a short time. Some days ago we stated that the land case of (Clark vs. Gray Piad been decided in the land office at Helena in favor of the former. Our informant was laboring under a mistake in the premises as the case was not decided nutil the 10th inst., and then in fav6r of Mr. Gray. ',Gorge Woods, of Highwood, vent to Helena a few days ago to purchase and' drive to his Highwood ranch a band of fifty cows with which to establish a dairy. It is an excellent investment, and we hope the proprietors will con clude to locate sufficiently near Benton to furnish our citizens with milk. Winstoh Bros. & Clark have contract ed to lay all the track on the Missoula] division of the Utah & Northern, an build all the bridges except Marent's, o which 100 men are working. The col tractors are expected to commence wor in a few;days; meantime a large force o bridge carpenters formerly employed by the railroad company are lying idle. Mr. J. J ~,inedy was at Sun River the other d y for the purpose of making arrangemiients with the stockmen of that section for securing beef cattle on the range. Accompanied by a representa tive of the Sun River association he picked up quite a number of steers be tween the latter place and Benton for which he pays $50 a: head. No wonder ,beef stock comes high. Meoee s.' ferrry boat was started to wards the Marias yesteriay under the captaincy of Jas. DeWVolfe, but was stranded on .the bar near: the old fort early in the voyage;. .he boat wasafter wa.'ds removed from the bar a4 d up at thekvee e for the night 'ana~her attempt wil be mae to-day et it down streaml. 'The b_ i tl y loaded :W. . h ze as aain received th aEgency at eto of he Co ie of steamers aand tow repae to tract for the thhipeet oe her u exte nFjod in #() th transportatiO cotra nt wi .not give=.uhim. much time to," foo.l iý.u Scott is a ruster from ~-~y bcki d et a t ll y tary : te a rievign 'vai4 csha4f -LJr. R. S. Culbertson, kteping up with the advanced -spirit. oft 4 tirea ,comes out in this issue of the RIVER PRESS with a most attractive advertisement of his popular house, the Pacific hotel. This is a bran new brick structure, fine ly furnished, and well kept, and . isn't going to be left behind in the rush of business which will strike Benton this year. We can cheerfully recommend this house to all who visit the river me tropolis. George Richards, formerly of Helena and Marysville, is about to establish a store at Old Agency, and is now en gaged in putting up his buildings. The upper Tet'n valley is settling up so rap idly with a consequent growth of busi ness that a second store is almost a nec essity and several parties from that see tion with whom we conversed give-it as their opinion that Mr. Richards wili do well. He is reported to be a good busi ness man and a most pleasant gentleman. We believe he will have a hotel and other accommodations in connection with the store. Mr. E. Ballou. Receiver of the Helena 'and office, was at Sun River on the 13th inst. to bear the proof in several cases of final entry of land, and also receive fil ings of which not a few were made, the interested parties -,ving principally from the upper 1`Teto]i, It was a great favor oil the receiver's pBart to meet these people more than half way, and one that was duly appreciated. A trip to either Benton or Helena with their witnesses would have occasioned them a consider able outlay which was divided by Mr. I3allou's willingness to accommodate them, although at the time he was over run with work at the office. From Friday's Daily AV. A. Rutherford, of Fort Macleod, is at the Overland. J. P. Dapper arrived from Barker on last evening's coach. Mike Lynch put up a wind mill at his place across the river yesterday. Mr. Authier, with.T. C. Power & Bro., returned froini Barker last evening. I. (G. Baker & Co. loaded a team yes terday for Dyas & Murray of Sun River. C. G. Griflith has been busy the past few days surveying and platting the new cemietery. WV. H. Todd is at the Grand Union desk again after an- illness of two or three days. John Steeler, who has located a ranch on the uplper Missouri, was in town yes terday buying supplies. Phil. Gibson p:urchased 'yesterday one of the horses brought down by Mr. P. D. Clark. 21e gets the grey. Milo aosencrans has a fancy wire fence around his residence on Main street, the first of the kind in Benton. Doc. Steele and his son Tom, late of dun River, and not of pleasant memory, were last heard of in British Columbia. (G. K. Barnes, general passenger.agent of the Northern Pacific, was .in Helena on the 13th, and left for the west the fol lowing day. John J. Rtohrbaugh, a well known Montana stage man, was married at Hanover, Pa., to Miss Jennie Alleman, on the 7th inst. H. B. Strong returns to Sun River this morning a contented citizen. He says he would not take $2,500 for his bargain on his late purchase. The Rev. Mr. Richards, the new Presbyterian minnister, has leased from the Building association the brick house in the upper part of town, adjoining H. G-. McIntire's residence. Mr. Nelson Storey, president of the First National bank at Bozeman, has been in St. Paul for a few days, arrang ing for the. machinery for a seven story flouring mill at that place. Capt. Nelse's story told by the "splen did mentality" last night, appeared in the RIVER PRESS over two years ago. It is about as fresh as the other fellow's new, erally is, however J. eae wax, the . merchant prince of the Judith Basin, arrived in Benton yesterday from Utica, his first visit since last November. He is looking hale a.nd hearty and reports business good. v enbuel, of Sun River, is in the city o stay several days. He is the representative of the Sun River stock association, and assists in gathering beef cattle on the range for Messrs. Kennedy & Kelly. Tickets for the grand ball at Masonic hall on the 21st inst., can be purchased at either of the following places: Grand Union hotel. Choteau house, Overland hotel, Crane & Green, Fred. Bucksen, T. F. Sims and Gans & Klein's. Last Tuesd~a. Robt: Vaughn, of Sun River, purcha ed of Fletcher Maddox, of Helena, his fine Percheron-Normifan stallon, paying for the animal $t,000. Robert can hardly lo6k upon a nice piece of horse flesh without buying it. , Tuck Lambert arrived yesterday from the Musselshell where he ~ias been as ;sistiug in ,turning back into the Basin the cattle belonging on that .range and which had passed through the Gap dur n e of the strs la. w.ter.. his ratn s of $e, on Sur river, to H. B.. o. onsidtion $70. The rhch Jin4ththeIV tovn te, and all but m il portonl is ina eau county. ere are sevra b ti4tgs on the sml tr t aA other SIh e of the river wlhic l gstrof . 4 e 'vt4he. As a whe i e xnfJ pn f t ie hesat n the 6Wc hi ýý z'i~. Ston; eig tion, crossing the Qu'Appelle river at its junction with Long lake, to a point onw the South Saskatchewan near the fifty second parallel of latitude, thence till it reaches the North Saskatchewan near the 107th degree of longitude, also to build and run steamers thereon. At a meeting of citizens of Bismarck on the 17th inst., it was agreed to offer 6 per cent. twenty-year bonds to the extent of $100,000 to any railroad not under the control of the Northern Pacific, that will first complete a line of rCiA to Bismarck, placing that city in direct communica tion with Chicago on or before January 1, 1884. Representative Williams, speaker of the territorial house of dele gates, was telegraphed to introduce and secure the passage of a bill allowing the county to vote said bonds. We understand that it is the intention of the owners of the Fitzpatrick lead, in the Montana district, to organize a stock company to operate the mine. If this purpose is effected a t n stamp mill will be erected this season, as early as posii ble. The ore of the Fitzpatrick is free milling and is probably the richest, tak ing the whole vein, that has been struck in the Belt mountains. The lead is be ing worked continually, and we are informed thait by the first of May, if the present indications are maintained, there will be enough in sight to make the owners imagine that they are bonanza kings in earnest. We fully expect some big results from this Jmine. Gentlemen in the city interested in the new smelter at Barker have been so fortunate as to secure some fire brick, a sufficient number to- answer their pur pose for the present. One of the chim nevs of the Choteau house is built of fire brick, which they have purchased of Mr. Sullivan. The chimney will be torn down and rebuilt of ordinary brick. The smelting company has ordered fire brick from the east, and these secured of Mir. Sullivan will answer their purpose until the others arrive. Mr. Castner has contracted for the transportation of the brick to Barker at once, and it will not be long now until the little smelter will be prepared to run continually. ARK STABLES' HARRIS & ROWE, Prop. Livery, Sale and Feed Stables. Light and Heavy Turnonts, by the day, week or month. TFine Tearams a Secialty. Horses, Wagons,'Buggies and Harness on hand at all times and for sale at reasonable.nrices. JNO. T. MURPHY, W. W.HIGGINS. SAM'L NEEL. E.G. MACLAI'. MURPHY, NEEL C 0. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN GROCERIESL Crockery and Queensware, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Bax Furniture, Tents and Wagon Covers, HELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE ] IRON AND STEEL, Wagon Timbers, Miners' Tools, Scutts' 4 point Barbed Wire, Tinware, Horse and Mule Shoes, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Iron and Wood Pumps, Sheep Dip Tobacco, Wool Sacks and Twine, Schuttler Wagons, Buckeye Machines, Harrows, Drags aud Plows, and the Genuine Singer Sewing Machines. Tin -oods of Every Description lade to Order. -0 Our stock is complete in ,verydenartment, and we are prepared to give our customers everrty advantageof the mraret; Bear in nid that we carry.the Largest Stock of Strictly URl LIQUORS int Territory. A full supply of the celebrated Carlisle, Hume, and o ENTUOKY R WASH WUI8KIES, Od T'Don'iell'Btrit. Ribbon a'"0 K." Whisky, and Schlitz's MitWau Ie Beer always on ad. We have th arpte So a4 IW&*w in Met ps$ ,thus l ot eqiVsitlt. )n'yI* to gye4 ye; , RWW_~· . ,~t , 'f `_, r ý Ay t. 1, ýlJa Fv.ri` 'ý " iT";ý Ns . !; .. Y't N..f ,ý IMONTANA STABES 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. 1- RATES REASONABLE. CHAS. CRAWFORD, Prop. Hotel Property for Sale. Hlaving other business requil'ing my undivided attention. I am desirous of disposing of my hotel, HOTEL JUDITII-one ot the largest and best houses in eastern Meagher county. It is on the main traveled freight road and stage route between Benton and White Sulphur Springs, and is very pleasantly located at the Judith bridge, in the town of Philbrook. House is a two-story trame, 20x32, with story and a half ell, 20x26. Address E. J. MORISON, Philbrook, M" T. Something of Interest to the Public. One of the largest and most complete stock of good in Montana is now being displayed at the store of MORRIS BROS., HELENA. - The Stock in part consists of - Crockery,Glass-ware LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, PLAIN AND DECORATED TEA, DIN NEil AND TOILET SETS, Bolhenºtian Glass-ware, flajoliea Jl'are RODGER'S PLATED WARE Comprising-Silver Tea Sets, Water Sets, Cake Baskets, Berry Diahes, Bu;tter l)tshes, and everlUthi.l , pertai nini to a complete stock qf Silverware. r Also Baby Carriages. Toys, Dolls, in endless variety. .n muni, tion, Playing Cards, Poker Checks, And thousands of articles too numerous to mention. We arce the most extcnsizie Fruit Dealers in Montana, and can supply the trade in any quantity desired on the shortest notice The only house in the territory that receives A. Booth's OYSTERS Daily. Prices always as low as the lowest. Fresh goods, largest stock, and honest treatment. ORDERS SOLICITED AND PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. MORRIS BROS., St. Louis Block, Helena, Main Street. Butte.