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RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Column, 1 year ........ ..............i175 6 months ... . .. . ............ 100 " 3 6 ............................ 75 Half Column, 1 year........................... 100 6 months ........................ 75 3 " ............ . ..... .... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year....................... 80 6 months .................... 45 " 3 months .................. 30 Quarter Column, i year............................... 75 6 months ... ........... ....... 40 ." 3 months ..................... 30 Three inches, 1 year .............................. 50 " 6 months ........................... 30 ' 3 months ....................... 25 Plofessional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year................. 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. AMONG the various international ex hibitions set for this year, the electric exposition which is to open at Vienna on the 1st of August has a special inter est. A comparison of the exhibits there assembled with what it would have been possible to collect even in 1870 will show the vast strides that have been taken in electrical apparatus and application within the last dozen years. MITCHELL, the English boxer, seems to have taken the sporting fraternity of the east by surprise. Although a little over five feet eight inches in height, and weighing about 150 pounds, he is con sidered almost a match for the Ameri can champion, Sullivan, his great pow ers of endurance and quickness of mo tion, as displayed in a recent sparring exhibition with Philadelphia's cham pion, going far toward equalizing the difference in size and weight of the two mlen. AT a wedding at a village church near Stafford, in England, the officiating clergyman was about to perform the ceremony when, chancing to glance up ward, he noticed in the gallery several persons wearing billycock-shaped hats. Addressing them, he said: "Gentle men, remove your hats." There *was. no response. The request was repeated again and again, and, not being com plied with, the clergyman in a great heat ordered the clerk of the church to ascertain the names of the offenders. Before he got there a lady in the con gregation rose and informed the minis ter, amid laughter, that the persons were ladies wearing gentlemen's hats. The ceremony was then proceeded with. THE grave charges that the recent grand jury has made against the In dian agent at the Blackfeet agency call for some action in the premises, and neither the safety of the cattle interests, the safety of the settlers, nor the welfare of the Indians themselves should be hny longer jeopardized by inaction or lassi tude on the part of the proper authori ties. This is not the first time that these charges have been made, although we believe it is the first official expression made of them. If true-and the things charged are grave enough to demand in stant investigation-the sooner the agent is remo ed the better. If false, it is due to Maj Young that his exoneration be ins at and complete,. for no man should be obliged to rest under the shad ow of wuilt, he being all the time blame less. :We 'lope, therefore, that the mat ter will rio be allowed to rest a moment longer than necessary. CONGRESSMAN R. W. Townsend, in answer to an inquiry as tb the lapsed land grants of the Northern Pacific, said that the question was thoroughly discussed in the judiciary committee of which he was a member, and gave it as his opinion as a lawyer that the North •ern Pacific could never get a title to the land granted to it after the 4th of July, 1879, when the land grant lapsed. "It makes no difference," he said, "how long it may occupy the land or who may hold it. One huudred years hence the government will have a right to for feit it, and there lies the safety of the people. Whoever takes lands from the company which were acquired after July 4, 1879, takes it with nothing but a tainted title. In private land transac tions there would be a bar against such forfeitures after a certain time, but there can be no limitation against the govern ment. The judiciary committee had just such a case before it two years ago in the Oatonagon land case, and held to the same decision that I have stated, but in the case of the Northern Pacific it dodged the question." rEPORT. O THE GRAND JURT. - R ough Deal fQr Major Young, of the - Blackieet Agenoy. We, ihe jurors of the grand.j.y, duly empanneled, sworn and chr .4 at the April term of this court to e of true presentments made ,of *l coum itted withi, 9 ainty of i t we Jl,. l'es V70 r nt l t4e offensesb riittce, a d have wh "et usde tified. t~ie-eoi~nt v~flk fairs, and while there are no evidences .of any gross waste, yet economy can .be practiced in many departments. The price .paid for board of prisoners in the county jail is the limit allowed by law, and is more than is charged by our best hotels. Would recommend that the hoard of prisoners be let at public contract; food to be delivered to jailor at house of contractor, and need not ex ceed 75 cts. per day per capita. Would also recommend that more promp examina tions be made of all arrests for petty of fenses, to the end that prison board bills be kept down, and that all the expedi tion be used in the administration of es tates in the probate court. Much of the time of this grand jury has been occupied by examination into depredations by Piegan Indians upon the cattle herds on the borders of this county, and from the testimony of a number of Indians, it is the opinion of this grand jury that the greater part of these .depredations are chargeable di rectly to the incompetency of Major John Young, present agent at the Black feet agency. Evidence has come before us of his telling Indians they could kill cattle on the north side of the Marias, and testimony is ample to prove that nearly all the Indians are in a starving condition, ten ounces of meat each for one week being the ration allowed them. They are not also provided with proper agricultural- implements; many are compelled to break sod with knives and hatchets in order to plant potatoes. He has wilfully misrelre sented the condi= tion of these Indians to the departments at Washington, and their forbearance from open revolt is to be commended. He has also refused to subserve the ends of justice by refusing to deliver to a deputy sheriff stolen property. Has been charged with keeping a harem of young Indian girls, and in our opinion there is nothing that would tend more to the peace of this county, the safety of property, the welfare and happiness of these Indians than his removal at once. All of which is respectfully submitted. W. G. CONRAD, Foreman. *Indorsing Judge Galbraith. Judge Galbraith, who has just con cluded an important session of court at this place, made an excellent record, winning the plaudits of the bar and all who had business before the court. As the Judge's term of office expires soon the following testimonial by the bar of Fort Benton has been addressed to the President : FT. BENTON, M. T., April 23, 1883. To His Excellency, the President of the United States, Washington, D. C.: We, the undersigned, practicing attor neys at o enton, Montana territory, cord 'ilyunite in recommending for your consideration the name of William J. Galbraith for reappointment as asso ciate justice of the supreme court, and believe that by his renomination the territory will retain the services of an able judge and the government of a faithful and upright servant. Wm H Hunt, jr H R Buck W B Settle B L Powers H P Rolfe G WV Settle J J Donnelly H G McIntire Max Waterman Frank M Eastman Court Proceedings. WVEDNESDAY. Thompson vs. Croft et al. The mo tion to set aside default was overruled. In the case of Rowe vs. Turner, in which judgment by default was recently rendered, the motion to set aside the judgment was sustained. In the case of Collins vs. Conrad et al., the summons for foreclosure of mort gage was quashed. Territory of Mon tana vs. Wm. McCowan, for manslaugh ter. The evidence is atl in and the case argued. Jury released until 8:30 this morning, when they will be charged by the court. THURSDAY. The day was mostly taken up with the trial of the case of Benton Lodge A. F. & A. M. vs. Jones & Merrill, for breach of contract. In the evening the jury brought in a verdict' for defendants, as sessing the costs on plaintiffs. The prisoners who had been convicted were brought into court and the follow ing sentences given. Dick Kipp, grand larceny-two years in the penitentiary. Tall Rider, grand larceny-one year and six months. Rider, grand larceny-one year and six months. Mike Lynch, assault with deadly wea pon-$50 fine and four months imprison ment in the county jail. Thomas Bryant, grand larceny-three years. C. W. Farley, burglary-five years. Wm. McCowan, manslaughter-five years. Court adjqurned for the term. DOES MINING PAY. Some Facts and Figures on the Subject. The following remarkable figures were given by Henry B. Clifford, M. E., in a speech at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: "In 1879 there were 42 mines (includ ing eopper and silver) classed as divi dend paying; now there are 72, which are quoted; a having an ag;regate mar ket value of 716T24 ,. and.which have paid a total of $134,6i 4 ,in 4divieads. Within less than eigheen months _tUhe mines have paid$19,99,695 in dividend. or more than thirteen per cent on.. to.p Iarket alutof all the mining stek o w ichaive p am .raid~te the riG, h naybe ed 'ne angaa: tiif a 95,5 ye tvne Ofrcent o0 t, r _r en 4 S~tat Rl e4I~en~ TAKE NOTI CE. Let it be known to the people of Benton and the General Public that we will sell FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS THE REMAINDER OF OUR STOCK OF WINTER C LOTHII G Heavy Underclothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Cloves, Socks, Mittens,, German Socks, Etc., Etc., Etc., T NEW YOEK PI.!CS ! We do not believe in holding goods over; we therefore offer to the public the above ina ducements. Our winter stock must be sdld. This is no Advertising Dodge. We mean business and will do what we say. Cual Early and Secure Good Bargains. Orders by mnail or express will receire prompt atti-atio.j. HIBRHBERG & NATHAI, Front St.. Fort Benton. M. T. in 1879.. The total capital stock of these corporations is $2,479,965,945 and the dividends last year were $681,510, or about two and one-half per cent on the whole amount. This does not include bonded indebtedness, on a large part of which default is made in the payment of interest from year to year. Twenty of the railroads listed on the New York exchange have issues of common stock amounting at par to $334,016,360, which a year ago had a quoted market value of $153,878,026. No dividends have been paid on any of this stock for years. "This will no doubt prove a surprise to those who are holding railroad stocks and running down mining investments. Still the people, of the east are ever ready to throw up their hands in holy horror when a western man broaches the sub ject of mining, at the same time while acting as trustee to some men's children, placing the orphan's money into rail road stocks that are gambling througn and through. Every person I meet not personally a mining man informs me that, they are afraid to go into mining, for the western men will beat them. My friends, when I hear such language my blood fairly boils, for when an insin uation is passed upon a miner they touch a tender and sensitive spot in myW breast, and I want to tell you in plain language, that any man who says he was beat in a mean dirty stock swindle by a western miner, tells a calumnious falsehood, for they are the most noble and honest men on the face of God's green earth, who hate the soft prattle of a mining swin dler worse than you would a snake; and if you visit the west as I sincerely hope you will, you will find that they are ever vigilant in their endeavor to stop the class of mining that has proven a curse to the whole Pacific coast. "Show me, if you can, where mining has proven a failure when worked hon estly and legitimately by western men. All mining failures are caused, where a legitimate mine existed, in reality by overtaxing the resources of the mine and the deadly attentions of the wildest manipulator." The Safest Way. The safest and surest way to restore the youthful color of the hair is furnished by Parker's Hair Balsam, which is deserv edly popular from its superior cleanliness Why Welcome. What makes Floreston Cologne wel come on every lady's toilet table is its lasting fragrance and rich, flowery odor. S o4 oe ii6:aine or$~ . . W. H. BURGESS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in STAPLE AND FANCY G OCE IES. The Finest and Most Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries ever brought to Benton. FINE CIGARS a SPECIALTY .W. H. BUR ESS, Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand, cor. Front and Benton Sts. BAKER & DeLORIMIER,/ MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T., ... Wholesale an id Retail Dealers in Ar NOTION.S, ./ Hosiery, Corsets, Gloves, /'t FANCY TOILET ARTICLES, LADIES' AND CHILDREN',S' ...- Cj . SUITS AND SHOES"''4 MILLINERY, ",. ETC., ETC., ETC. * w 4 *4 4 4 SSH.AET"S, 4 4 SUT ANDSHO SHADES, M ILAND EEVYERY DESCRIPTION OF House Furnishing Goods A :ents, r a! kinds of Sewing Machines' 40 y.t"x