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RATES OF ADBERTISIIG: One Column,1 year..............................175 4" 6 months......................... 100 " 8 " ............................ 75 Half Column, 1 year......................... . 100 " 6 months .......... .............. 75 .. 8 " ................. ....... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year...................... 80 e o 6 months .................. 46 " 8 months .................... 5 Quarter Column, 1 year ......................... 75 - 4 mnonths .... . ............. 40 ." 8 months ....................... Three inches, 1 year ......................... 50 " 6 months ........................... ." S months . ......................... Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year............... 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. EIGHTY cents is the price of No. 1 hard at Fargo. CONGRESS convenes the first Monday of next month. UNCLE SAM'S total net annual revenue is nearly $400,000,000. THERE are 1,338 patented mineral claims in the Butte district. FOR the rest of the season Montana cattle will go east in parlor cars. THE Canadian Pacific syndicate has been gobbling up some railroads. They all do it. THE Washington monument has reached, a height of 400 feet, and the progress skyward still continues. THE Canadian Pacific road seems to be all right, and it is expected to make big progress through the Rockies next season. THE earnings of the Union Pacific railroad show a considerable falling off. The Northern Pacific is cutting into their trade. SECRETARY LINCOLN wants the sig nal service bureau divorced from the war department. He thinks there is nothing military about it. A SYNDICATE, of which A. H. Swan, the cattle king, is the head, recently purchased a herd of 45,000 cattle in Ne braska, the price being $1,125,000. TiHE assessor's roll of the new county of Yellowstone shows property to the value of $1,663,503.53. Pretty good for the youngest county in the territory. A RAILROAD war of gigantic. propor tions is threatened among the lines run ning from Chicago to the Missouri river. It can't come any too soon to suit the shippers. THE Mormon missionaries continue to get in their work among the ignorant classes of the south, Elder Morgan reached Salt Lake a few days ago with eighty recruits from that:section. A GENTLEMAN .writing from Fargo, Dakota, says: "Fargo is passing through hard times after last year's boom. Money is hard to get, houses arevacant and will be for some time to come." THE Northern Pacific continues to open a branch somewhere every now and then. If Mr. Villard only knew it, the Fort Benton branch would prove one of the strongest feeders of his road. THE contest for the speakership be gins to wax warm. We would not be surprised if Randall carried off the plum again, although Carlisle has a strong fol lewing. Sunset Cox's prospects are not very alluring. Now the postmaster general of Cana da has taken up the cudgel against the lottery companies and will materially assist Postmaster General Gresham in making it particularly interesting for these great frauds. THE pedestrian craze has again got started, this time at San Francisco. O'Leary, whose name hps not been be fore the public for a long time, is on the track-and is not keeping pace with his competitors, either. THE Northern Pacific second mort gage bonds to the amount of $20,000,000 will soon ble issued. At a meeting of the stockholders 352,428 shares were vot ed for the issue and only 63 against it. The bonds will sell, too. DELEGATE MAGINNIS shotild secure a land office for Fort Benton during the forthcoming session of congress. It is now greatly needed and with the open ing of the Blackfoot reservation to set: tlement will be an absolute necessity. POSTMASTER GENERA GRESHAJM I. a good one. Having given the lottery swindlers a lively racket, -he has now turned his attention to the rascally. pen sion agents, and is going to see that some cheek is put on their practtces, so far as his department is oncered. TRa ,E&n prints a Waehi g special AllEing that an organised -movement for-the.imination of Gen. Grantl.jext yee was 1thrid by proanineot4 ~ro s at the recen~ army reunion. The pla isto eanlisatm;.ftary inluencea ll tzuh i~eauioflhaPnd south; itcldngV~ erates, who may be willing to join the organization, to keep aloof from ma chine politicians until the time comes for public demonstrations. WE are pleased to note the success of the new mill at Maiden. Its starting denotes the beginning of a new and bright era for that camp, which promis es to soon take high rank among the sil ver producing districts of the territory. THE state of Nevada seems to be mov ing along rapidly on the downward grade. Her population is now reduced to 60,000 and growing beautifully less every year. John G. Fair and one or two other bonanza kings do not lack much of owning the state. THERE is just a chance tPat Montana may betadmitted to statehood by this congressX Dakota is clamorous for ad mission and the parties may conclude to "pool their issue" and admit both-on the supposition that one will be demo cratic and the other republican. BOSTON and Washington specials affirm positively that Tilden's money was used in the canvass against Butler, to kill his Presidential aspirations. The Mail and Express says: Three weeks ago it seemed certain Butler would have at least 15,000 majority. He promised to be a formidable candidate for the democrat nomination for the Presiden cy. His prospects never were brighter. It was known, or thought, that he was John Kelly's first choice for the great honor, and that the New York delega tion would vote in his interest at the national convention. Suddenly the re publicans changed their tactics. They spoke hopefully of defeating Butler. Money was plentiful. Expert wire-pull ers were sent to the big cities, and it was in these places that Butler was de feated. The barrel had been tapped. IN speaking of the mode of doing bus iness in Oregon, the Portland Oregonian says: "Nearly every farmer is a debtor. It is the custom of the country to buy on time, and as a rule settlements are made annually upon the sale of the annual crop. The country storekeeper supplies all that the farmer requires during the year, and in the fall"he takes the farm er's crop, or the proceeds of its sale in payment. Not one farmer in twenty has, at the beginning of the year, money enough to carry on his business and sup port his family for a year to come. He attaches himself to some local merchant and is, very naturally, the bondsman of his creditor. He has not the liberty of buying where he can buy at the best ad vantage, but must take what his patron has for sale at such prices as he chooses to demand. Western Oregon is plaster ed half over with mortgages for which the credit system is largely to blame." IN reference to 'the proposed admis sion of Dakota and Montana, as a sort of political offset, the Bismarck Tribune has this to say: A proposition was made by leading democrats last winter to ad mit Dakota and Montana as states in the Union, if the friends of Dakota would withdraw their scheme for the division of Dakota. The proposition will no doubt be repeated this winter, but is not likely to receive deserved attention. The division scheme is dead, but some portions of Dakota are so deeply inter ested in it that it is difficult for those interested to realize the fact. Dakota and Washington territories, which will become republican states, could be ad mitted in connection with democratic Montana and New Mexico, without changing the standing of either party. The democrats would be glad to do this, and the republicans will not be adverse to it. But the struggle over division in Dakota will defeat it. THE following in regard to the new railroad which is to tap the northwest midway between the 1Northern and Ca nadian Pacific roads, is from the Fargo Argus: It is a sort of open secret in the city that a party of enterprising business men of Fargo are organizing for the pur pose of building a railroad from the met ropolls to the northwest. It is to be called the Fargo, Missouri River and Pacific, and is to run northwest, striking the Misouri river somewhere in Stevens county, and thence on to the Pacific coast, about half way between the north ern and Canadian .Pacififs. Matters have reached that state, the Argus is in formed, that it is believed grading will be commenced within the next two weeks, if the weather keeps open; if not, every arrangement will be perfected so that a large force of graders can be put On at this end, and work towards the northwest with the early spring. Here is marked out what is destined to be the greatest of transcontinental railroads. If it is not constructedi by this oompny it witj be by some, other, and that withia a very- few years. In our, opinion, however, the St. Paul, innweaAecl.s ' ianitaba4 J Hill's road-will be the Arst to tapi mag ni~eent portion $ the notlwst; as the mdAs niroeady but to Devils Lah 898808> ~ isB~ I CLOTIING 0 HI We wish to inform our Customers and the general Public that our stock of FALL and WINTER CLOTHING FOR MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN IS NOW COMPLETE. VWE ARE PREPARED TO SHOW YOU THE LARGEST STOCK IN STYLISH DRESS AND BUSINESS SUITS, OVERCOATS, ULSTERS AND ULSTERETT'ES IN THE MARKET, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND PERFECT FITTING GARMENTS ARE THEREFORE GUARANTEED. Our Stock of Racoon, Buffalo, Lynx, and Wild Cat Overcoats is full and complete. In Gloves, Mittens, Fur Caps, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Arctics, Snow Excluders, Monitors, Rubber Boots, Rubber and Oil Clothing, Wool Boots, German Socks, and Home-made Socks, we have a large assortment. OUR STOCK OF GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS Is very large and has been selected with special care; it embraces all the novelties of the season. WE' HAVE IN BLANKETS, QUILTS, LAP ROBES AND DUCK CLOTHING (LINED AND UNLINED) FULL AND COMPLETE LINES. Ma ALL OF THE ABO VE-NAMED GOODS HA VE BEEN MARKED LO T DO WN. QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS WILL WIN THESE HARD TIMES II `° Come and See us. Orders by mail or express will receive careful and prompt attention. HIRSHBERG & NATHAN, Front St.. Fort Benton, M. T. " i ir lllIl IlllI l iIilI I I I l .. . III I E-E i l I I L. I, +=II WASHINGTON correspondence : Sen ator Vest and ex-Senator McDonald are in town. Senator Vest never brags a word about what he has done in law and politics, but fishing-may Heaven help him! He bloweth where he listeth about the extraordinary size and num ber of the fish he has caught, and silences doubt by appealing to the presi dent. "Didn't I, Mr. President?" To which the president, with a blush, re sponds, "You did, senator." For this good turn Senator Vest has agreed to help the president out in his fish stories. Senator Wade Hiampton, of South Caro lina, also indulges in strange piscatorial romances, and has even been accused of helping himself to fish from Senator Vest's basket. Thus, between crimina tion and recrimination, does the public get at the facts of these fishing parties. CANADIAN BORDER TROUBLES. A Chicago dispatch of the 17th inst. furnishes this delectable piece of infor mation as the opinion of the Toronto Globe : The Toronto "Globe does not like to have soldiers hustling half-breeds around in such an unceremonious way as they have been doing of late. It calls atten tion to the necessity of government in vestigation in a case of the capture of a band of half-breeds near Fort Buford, by the United States cavalry. It says it is time something should be done to secure the rights of British sub jects along the Montana boundary. As it is they are constantly compelled to submit to the depredations of American horse thieves. An experienced niorth western traveler says that if a Canadian half-breed crosses the line on any pre text whatever he is sure to be plundered by ruffianly soldiers invariably -found along the American frontier. Apropos of the subject, vase, the failure of the Dominion to protect its people, the same paper says, we hear that no steps what ever have been taken to inquire into the case of the Canadian, A. Witezer, who was followed into Canadian territo ry and there arrested bykAmerican sol diers for an offense which is no offense in the eyes of Canadian law. This is truly rich. In the case that has excited this burst of virtuous indig nation-the arrest of a camp of half breeds near FortBufordisome days ago these British subjects came on this side of the line to indulge in. the pleasant pastime of killing cattle, and the evi dence of their depredations was found in the camp where they were captured, and an investigation of the affair, as the Globe suggests, would be fully in order, and ought by all means. be set on foot by our own government. As to the half breeds being "plundered by ruffianly soldiers" every one who has any know ledge of the affairs along the border knows that the alleged "experienced northwestern traveler" is a thoroughly experienced liar. Theystatement is ut terly without foundati4 As the a.lobe ias called attention to this matter of border trouble we weuld like to seethk agitation kept up, soj hat an investiga* tion may be set ontaoot,. In that way the attentionof th vernni- othe Ca lgovern. ment ~npld be 0a4lo toeon extensive BAKER & DeLORIMIER, / MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 4*? 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