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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.
How the Capital of O.ur Sister County is Moving on in the Way of Progress. White Sulphur Springs is improving rapidly and has now a large number of handsome and substantial buildings, both business houses and residences, several of which have been constructed in the past year. But the town will make even greater progress this year on account of the proposed improvement of the springs. If there were any "doubt ing Thoniases" in that section before, the number is few indeed now who have not implicit confidence in the future greatness of White Sulphur Springs, which is to develop, as they see it, into the great health and pleasure resort of Montana. The syndicate has already commenced the work of improvement, which is to be prosecuted under the able direction of W. T. Ford, A. WV. Sias and D)r. WVin. Parberry. They sent out orders last week for material needed, and it will not be long until the work is well under way. Meantime several other buildings will be conmmnenced, and it, is pretty safe to predict lively times at the Saratoga of Montana this summer. A. W. Sias, the secretary of the "W. S. S. Association, has been retained as imanager of the hotel, and iiiost assur edly he is th' right man for the place. It requires special thculties to make a p)opular and sticcessful landllord, and Mr. Sias fills the bill about as dear as any of them. So far as the facilities of the house go, guests will lack for no at tentions or comforts, and they will al ways find the best the market affbrds in sight about meal time. This is the rep utation the house has sustained hereto fore, and under the new order of things it will not be permitted to wane. The firm of Spencer, Mayn & Heit man is doing a big business, and this season is branching out into various new lines of trade, to prepare for which they are building a large addition to their store. Mr. Heitman is now east pur chasing an immense stock of goods, and Mr. Spencer is at Livingston with the firm's teams after the earliest shipment of goods, while Charley Mayni assisted by two or three clerks, is "running" the store. It is needless to say they keep him pretty busy. The business of this firm will run up into big figures this season, and with such persistent rustlers as Al. Spencer, Charley Mayn and Lew Heitman at the hehn, it is safe to say they will let but little of it get away. Anderson, Bros. & Co., who purchased It. S. Price's stock of goods some time since, have quite an extensive store, and will make some heavy shilipments from the east this spring. Mr. Ander son's brother, with his family, arrived from the states last week and will assist in the, management of the firm's busi ness. He is to become a permanent Montanian. The Grand Central hotel and restau rant, only recently opened, is growing in favor and is doing a good business. The house is a handsome two-story strocture and is fitted up nicely through out. Messrs. Kelly & Hurd are the proprietors, and the evidence is appar ent on every hand that they understand their business. The Grand Central is a credit to the Springs. The "Saratoga" is prospering as of yore, and every year is made more at tractive. It is probably the best busi ness in that line in the territory, and of course Wes. and Jack are getting rich. The boys deserve fully the success they have won. R. S. Price, formerly of our city, has developed into a lumbei king. He now owns three saw mills and has establish ed an extensive lumber yard in town. Mr. Price is also, in connection with his brother, a contractor and builder, and during the past year has put up quite a number of good houses at that place. Among others he has erected two good store buildings, one of which is occu pied by Anderson Bros. & Co. and the other (not quite completed) has been leased by L. Marks. The excavation for Dr. Parberry's new brick building (to be the Masonic tem p)le) is about completed. This will be the finest building in the burg, the low er rooms to be used for some business purpose and the second story for a Ma sonic hall. Mr. McDonald, the saddler, formerly of this city, has a nice shop and carries a big stock of goods. He reports that business thus far has been much better than he expected, and is growing. Mac. is industrious and attentive te business, and is sure to make money. B. R. Sherman, the proprietor of the big red barn, is doing a rushing business. The stable is full at all times, and Mr. Sherman is talking now of building a large addition. When this stable was erected it was generally considered lar ger than the Springs would ever require, and on that account it was the subject of numerous jokes. But Mr. S. knew what he was doing, as the sequel shows. He has been east the past winter and pur chased a big stock of wagons, buggies, buckboards, etc., and will be prepared to furnish anything in that line the peo ple of the valley may need. J. J. Hennessy's boot and shoe estab lishment Is quite an extensive one, and would be creditable to a town much larger than White Sulphur Springs. He is doing a first rate business. Sam Anderson continues to dealout liquid refreshments at the old ai n.. Sam has $14t pleace but had thing else i. vtew, is esirou &seI h out. Somebody might get a . rgain ou of him and work into a good mbusiness. L. Marks, of Diamoid, will ..e na clothing and gents' furnishing tish ment i te Spr1in1in a few weO & He not iSinsri " tn~vo ieii s wEie P' for t fto 4 2 a ` claim with justice a good share of credit for the progress that has been made, and we trust they will reap'a rich har vest from the "boom." Nearly all the trades are represented at the Springs, and as we pass from one place to another we find all busy at work. Since the meeting of the syndicate which ordered such extensive improve nients of the springs, a spirit of hope fulness seems to prevail on every hand. All are expecting good results for their town, and we are of the opinion that they will not be disappointed. THE SPRINGS TO MARTINSDALE. The Business and Prospects of the Metro polis of the Musselshell. The ride from White Sulphur Springs to Martinsdale is not over a very invit ing country, as during a good portion of the time one is crossing the divide, where at this season of the year snow is always to be found. The I)r. McIlhenny ranch, a few miles this side of the Springs, has been leased by C. Barr Smith, the well known horse breeder of the Missouri valley. Mr. Smith's loca tion at this point is only temporary, however, as he has taken up a ranch on 10-mile creek, we believe, where the railroad is not likely to drive him out very soon. " Copperopolis, at the top of the divide, renmains the same as ever, : town of two houses. The colpper mines in this vicin ity will undoubtedly be of value some day, but it will be when the railroad is at hand to furnish quick and cheap trans portation. Harry Coomly, of Helena, who is interested in mining prol)perty at this place. visited the mines last week. He has plenty of confidence in them, and doubtless before many years they will yield abundantly. The day is coim ing, and not far off, when Copperopolis will be a lively camp. Chas. Weeks, who is temporarily driv ing the stage on this line, is an old timer at the business in Montana. He brought the stage outfit across the plains that first operated between Salt Lake and Virginia City, and assisted in establish ing the stations, etc., afterwards becom ing a driver on the line. He hasn't for gotten as yet how to handle the ribbons or make a slow team moye along at a good gait. Martinsdale. the metropolis of the Musselshell, is becoming quite a trade center. Iv the past year Mr. R. H. Clendenin, the proprietor of the town, has erected several buildings, including a fine store room. He carries a large stock of goods and finds his trade in creasing constantly. At present Mr. C. is east buying goods and Mr. Fuller, a most agreeable and competent gentle man, is in charge of the business. The distance from Martinsdale to the rail road is 58 miles (to Boulder or Big Tim ber), and all freights destined for the upper Musselshell3 will be shipped by rail to that point. Tri-weekly.mail ser vice will be established between these points May 1st, which will prove quite a convenience to the people of the val ley. The continued growth of the sheep industry and other branches of business in this section indicates the building up of a prosperous town-not a great city, however-on the Musselshell, and Mar tinsdale will undoubtedly be the place. Mr. Clendenin is conducting various branches of business there and is also the owner of an immense tract of fine bottom land, much of it under cultiva tion. He has as good a "lay-out" to make money as any man in Montana, and if untiring labor and energy will achieve success it is in store for him. The hotel at Martinsdale "belongs to "Clen.," but has been leased the past eighteen months by two ladies whose names I forgot to note down. In that time, I am reliably informed, they have cleared over $5,000, and the busi ness of the house continues to grow. One of the ladies has invested her share of the profits in stock in the Sayre sheep company, which has met with such fine success since its organization, and may be considered well started on the road to fortune. The ladies are not married. Henry Landes and Billy Coates, the latter superintendent of the Martinsdale and White Sulphur stage line, are pro prietors of the only saloon and doing a nice business. On the other side of the river, about a mile distant, 'is Frank Gaugler's place. He has as good buildings and as many of them as Martinsdala, but the town is at present dead. The hotel, saloon and blacksmith shop are closed. Klein schmidt & Rro. have a store there, but it seems to be a pretty lonesome busi ness. Eighteen months ago Frank Gau gler had probably half of the business of the valley, but the trade scepter has now departed from Gauglerville. If Mr. Gaugler, or some other active, en terprising person would open out there again--starting the hotel, saloon and blacksmith shop as well as a store-he would soon build up a good business. This fine property is for sale. FIVE TERRIBLE DAYS AND NIGHTS A Mounted Policeman Gets Snow-blind and Lost--A Horse's Instinct Saves His Life. Charles Parker, a member of the Northwest Mounted Police stationed at Macleod, started from Stand Off for the St. Mary's river with dispatches during the late storm. After traveling some dist eae he became snow-blind and lost his way, and had been out five days and nights without anything to eat when he was foult `y the stage driver en route to . The partiulau as: gven us b unroe, & nger o t e '.arei ucoh as f .t :'They fimmid him stttiun o his hose in an al ote, about eightee. mile tl ilk ve, ont theoBilue c bu b e ofbin. They teak4I his trespe, but after he * !ew 4io be h~owW not iat of thei, but A s ql~~~··m~ night the horse would stand near him, occasionally coming up and licking his face, and in the morning he would come to him to' be saddled. The horse kent going with him until he struck the trail, when he turned and followed it till he met the Macleod coach. Parker -said that at one time he felt so desperate that that if he had had a piece of paper and pencil to explain his action he would have slot himself. His first thought on returning to consciousness was his duty, wondering how he could get the dis patcthes which he had saved to their des tination. Parker is from Toronto, and is a son of the auditor of the Credit Valley rail way. He has had a pretty rough exper ience, and we are glad to record his mir aculous escape from the very jaws of a terrible death. We understand that he is improving, and we trustthat in a very short time he will have entirely recover ed. Fortunately. the weather was not very Cold or he would undoubtedly have perished, as he had on only light cloth ing and a felt hat. Parker was brought in from \VWhoop Up yesterday, and is now in the hospital under Dr. 1)eVe)Cer's care, who will no doubt soon bring him round.-r--Fo'.t 1ad r'<L4 Ga.,(tt,,. Refrigerator Cars. Mr. Sleeper, superintendent of.the re frigerator car service of the Northern Pacific road, mtakes unexpectedly satis factory showing of the favorable condi tions which nmay be established in Mon tana fnor tile slaughter of stock and the shipment of dressed beef to St. Paul, in lieu of the transport of cattle on the hoof. There has never been any doubt of the greater econonmy in the fornier mode of transport, and Mr...Sleeper's statictical showing of the saving in dollars and cents simply coiifirmiis the general im pression. The doubt of the success of the scheme has touched rather the prac ticability of slaughtering at remote pioints on the frontier, distant fron mitar kets for the large waste, and incalcula bly valuable products of slaughter hous es, which may not ordinarily be shipped with profit. But Mr. Sleeper shows that in nearly every case these second ary products may be co.nsumned on the ground or shipped with profit. Hides and horns, he paints out, can be sold in Montana, on account of their select char acter and better condition, for more than mixed articles of the .same class bring in Chicago. Hoofs may be made into oil and bones into fertilizers, and sold on the ground. Offal may be used to fatten hogs. Tallow is the only pro duct which must pay the cost of tran sportation before gainiug mat ket. If Mr. Sleeper's figures bear the test of peactical experience, the slaughter of cattle and the shipment of dressed meats promises to be the greatest and most profitable nmanufacturing industry of Montana, and a notablle source of in come to the Northern Pacific. .4 - º -------- From the FortMacleodGazette. J. J. McHugh is evidently in training for some great athletic contest. His first excursion was a little walk of thirty miles from the Little Bow river. He was set afoot by his horses and walked in here. One of the barges built by Capt. Todd's party started down the river loaded with lumber on Monday morning. She ran on a bar about five niles down and con siderable difficulty was experienced in getting her off. In a practice cricket match here on Tuesday last, L. O. Garnett put together 110 runs in splendid style, and with scarcely a life. The total inning was 175, and from the cricket shown, there is little doubt but that Macleod can muster an eleven .which can look over the territory. H. A. Kanouse has bought the black smith shop and business eoi J. B. Smith. He leaves the management of it entirely to Smiler. Smiler can make anything under the sun which tools and iron or steel willn make. Capt. Stewart, J. R. Craig, F. Mc Kenzie, F. DeWinton and E. T. Han son arrived yesterday from the east via Shaw. Mr. DeWinton is a son and Mr. McKenzie a brother-ih-law of Col. De Winton, who accompanied Lord Lorne on his tour through the territory. The three latter go north to start a stock ranch. How She Saved Her Darling. "I shall not feel so nervous again about baby's teething," writes a. grateful mo ther. "We almost lost our darling from cholera infantum, but happily heard of Parker's Ginger Tonic in time. A few spoonfuls soon cured baby, and an occa sional dose keeps us in good health."- Brooklyn mother. WHO'LL HAVE IT I From the first day of May next the un dersigned will rent the buailding knowton as THE BE'TOI: STABLE, centrally located and one of the best pay ing properties in Montana. The building is 120 FEET LONG AND 40 FEET WIDE. It is in excellent repair, and Was everything complete for carrying on a large livery, sale and feed business. Call an'or address, JAMES McADEVITT, Fort Benton, M. T. A FINE RAN.UC FR1'iSALE The undersiagned ersli for date at a bagain his ranch of noe aer atV'artlned e#,, ýsg:er county, loa ,a;: Thy 6er 9. srcre nider fence and culti vtiam;, and a ditch capring 'TO Giniea of water that ll put onat on every ace of the land. 'here are aln n.ntia of eXceltJe t Ic. i udg- ac .Sta nra sý o .... ° Ky for some one ieas e i s t eo := ke_ mode y. J'o fnrtht I a VII&I W% 18 8 3 . 8 3. D E L ) 'MO BENT Ni LINE ! Will run Four of tle Fastest and Ees Boats on on the Upper Missouri River durmg the coming season. Leaves .: , u y, Apr I C. Leaveus .m~ oka, ,aturday, App' 2 . Steamer BENTON, Leaves Bismarck, Wednesday, April 29z Str. BLACK HILLS, Leaves St. Louis, Saturday, April I0. After the aoe boe date Bouts will leave BISIAI?4R KC and lBENL ' on on IU I,,, sd((.! and Satu'rda' i of each weeck. For rates of Freight or IPassage, apply to T. C. POWER & B1FO., Fort Benton, JOHN It. CIIARLE, SS,' Supt. I. P. BAKER, Gen. Agent Sioux City, Iowa. 308 N. Con,uirceial Street. St. Louis. T. C. POWER, lanager, 193 So. Water Street, Chicago. Mark Plain,"'E.'TO.Fj4TO LIJ.E," BisnmrcI, care Jforthaortn PaciTicc R. Rn., St. Paul. (KNot rC.NponsiSblCfor mi~sshippred yood.s. FORT BENTON, M. T. 0 R. 8. CULBERTSON, Proprietor. 0 This Hotel is a new brick, just completed, with comfortable and commodious rooms. Board by the day or week; rooms with or without fire. Special accom modations for commercial travelers. First-class bar in connection. Coach pas sengers wishing to stop at this house will please inform the driver. r n- --li H. J. WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO. I. G. BAKER & CO. I, J. WAGI LKi & (J. Front Street, Benton, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Par Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails Trinware, Stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kinds, Queensware and Classware, Etc. SASE, DOORS, AND WINDOW GLASS. -.a.ter 08, ff iar ISl t -a aeating Stoves .ag Westminster Base F rr las U in Stosk Siave cLarg/ts ! a :T Eqippetd N SHOP in the Territor, ` de , uraels hnis we are reparedc) to contrast for tn boing i ;Job : antd ~W zguarantee to give thoro 1`,>Fa t , fi stpfc ended to.