From Friday's Doa ly.
Sam. D. Smith arrived from Fort
Shaw on yesterday's coach.
Dr. Seaton and Geo. Churchill, of
Sand Coulee, arrived in the city yester
day and are at the Pacific hotel.
M r. T. C. Power expected to leave for
the J udith country yesterday, but has
(l(c(ided( not to make the trip. He will
rellain in Fort Blention about ten days.
The vote at Maiden in the recent elec
ý(,iin fl'r delegates to the constitutional
(c,, \,vellinll was 70 for T. C. Power to
one solitary vote for Hundley. Quite a
(cl,lln;llllelltarV preference for the corn
(Cat. . 1. H. McLaughlin, of the 18th
.i . tr,'. with hisi wife, arrived in the
,i! e rc:;l:'y, en route to Fort Assina
b. il-, to join his regiment. Capt. McL.
:-, ,'ln absent Oil recruiting duty for
' !w 't, ( lo,.til of the new standar(d of
iite I ,. tl ie. iailroads ha,- been almost
S1,1',i, n:luii will soon he adopted on all
',.. i'"rt h8'n1ton is in the nmountain
41 ivi.i, aidl the tinle is 22 minutes and
Sse.c(',lln faster than local time.
\Velis, FIrgo & Co. are about to estab
!ik.b an cxpress line on the Northern Pa
·(ilfi wiLth oflic(es at the various towns
alona the ioadl. With competition there
would probably be a reduction of express
rates, "a consullniatioln devoutly to be
•wihe(' a". s p)resent rates on the North
ern Pacific are outrageously high.
ciutJ. 11. .Todd, of the Eighteenth
inlfantry, stationed at Fort A sinaboine,
died at his home in Frankfort, Ky., on
the 18th inst. The deceased was a
popular officer and the intelligence of
his death will be received with regret at
the post as well as by his many friends
in this sectitn. He was a grand-son of
John J. Chittenden.
Col. Ilges lectures to-night at Fort
Assinaboine on the subject "Five years
amionrg tile Apaches," and during the
coining week will favor the citizens of
Fort Benton with the same lecture. We
have no doubt he will have an immense
audience to-night at the post, where the
.olollel is held in such high regard, and
we can insure him a most enthusiastic
reception in this city.
(). . C. ooper, who is sojourning at
the river metropolis for a few days, is
the owner' of 11,000, sheep ranging
on the I)upuyer and Muddy creeks,
in the upper Teton country. Mr. Coop
er is anxiously looking forward to the
open!ping of the Blackfoot reservation.
He thinks he knows where there are
some pretty fine sheep ranches in the
Bear Paw cou ntry and he proposes to
''catcli ont,') them--if somebody else is
not ahead of hit ...... . ....
Louis Jile alln seven oniers wno were
witnesses b)efore the United States court
at Heleina arrived in the city yesterday,
the latter on their way home, in the vi
cilityy of Rocky Point. The statement
in the evening sheet that they did not
receive the full amount of fees and mile
age that they were entitled to is utterly
without foundation. The mileage and
wp(.r (tip m allowed witnesses in election
c"asles is not .so much as in other cases,
and these witnesses got every cent the
law allowed them. They are all well sat
isfied, we are informed, excep'; Frank
I)ei.(rs., thinks he should have had the
fees and mileage allowed as in ordinary
eases, when the law does not give it to
Toni O'Hatrlon o.rPt Belknilap wrie
that a buffalo was killed in that vicinity
the other day and that every Indian of
the agency had to get a peep at the hide\
and meat. It was a veritable curiosity.
Last year there were thousands in that
section. Verily, the buffalo are disap
pearing! Louis Riel says that about
all the buffalo are now in the Little Mis
souri country and will not cross the
railroad track, to come north, until the
ground is well covered with snow.
T''hey do not "savy" the railroad; or, as
it is explained, do not like the smell of
the grease that gathers on the rails, and
hence will not approach the track until
it is covered with snow. The present
storm will probably give them a chance,
to colme north, .. .
From Sunday's Dally.
C. B. Fowler, with I. G. Baker & Co.,
is at Maiden.
E. R. Clingan returned last night
from Fort Assinaboine.
John Carothers, of Arrow creek, is
i)reparing to emigrate to Maiden.
Jersey Morain, formerly of Barker, is
al),ut to open a feed and livery stable
A dlaughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Heit;lnan, of White Sulphur
Springs, a few days ago.
vGovernor Brooks, of the Judith, is
lauildilng a fine story and ahalf house on
hi . Warm Spring creek ranch.
Charley Crowder, who has been in the
emn)ploy of the Clendenin lumbering/
company over a year, is in town. 4
We believe that Fort Benton is be
ter suppjlied with fuel this year tha
ever before at the beginning of winter.
W. H. Babcock, of Pig Eye Basin,1
Judith country, and one of the prosper
ous wool growers of that region, is in the
Coni'fnftiTfi to-morrow the Fort As
sinaboine coach will change to the win
ter schedule, and make the trip in two
days instead of one.
Edmond Ingerso left Billings for this
city on the 18th, and will make the trip
on horseback. But for the storm he
would have been here a day or two~ago.
The Helena and Fort Assinaboine
coaches arrived about 8 o'clock last even
ing. The Barker coach also made good
time, but was unable to cross the river.
Thos. O' iHanlon, of Fort Belknap, ar
rived in the city last night, on the Fort
Assinaboine coach, and is at the Cho
tlu house. Tom's Benton friends, and
tlheir name is legion, are always glad to
The iron shutter patented by Prof.
Foss has been placed on one of the new
blocks built at Helena this season, and
it gives the very best of satisfaction. The
professor is likely to make a big thing
'out of this inyent'
A pnv. TE etter received from Stephen
Spitzley last evening brings the infor
nmation that he will soon open a big ho
fel at the railroad depot at Helena. It
is next to impossible for Steve to keep
tout of the hotel business.
H. P. Role r ~om a business
trip to Maiden Thursday evening. He
reports that camp pretty lively at pres
ent. The Collar mill is running success
fully and crushing piles of ore every clay.
There has been no clean up as yet, so
that the amount of the precious ,metal
pro eois not k
" The Miles City Journal of the 21st has
the following in regard to the wherea
bouts of the buffalo: "A hunterjus
from the range reports-a herd of luffrald
numbering about 75,000 in the vicinity
of the Belle Fourche, and also that about.
forty lodges of Gros Ventres are hunting
themi, besides a large number of Milk
The stormn whcl set in night before
last is the severest of the season so far,
and still the mercury was only at zero
yesterday, Last night, however, it was
a- few degrees colder. We learn from
Mr. Morgan, of the signal service office,
that the weather at Assinaboine, Shaw
and Helena is about as it is here. The
storm seems to be general throughout
r of the
'lendenin mining and smelting compa
ny, is on his way to this city, and will
be on the coach due to-day. It is to be
hoped that arrangements will be made
speedily for resuming operations at
Clendenin. If it becomes necessary the
business men and banks of Fort Benton
should take the matter in hand and see
to it that this result is effected.
I. P. Baker, general agent of the Ben
ton "P" line of steamers, was a passen
ger on the Billings coach, due yesterday,
and will probably turn up at the river
metropolis to-day. His experience,
stageing it through this storm, has been,
doubtless, anything but pleasant. Mr.
Baker paid a visit to the head of navi
gation about this time last year when he
'made a host of friends who will be glad
!to see him again.
T. C. Power, the well known mer
chant aind steamboat owner of Montana,
looms up as the next probable candidate
for congressional honors from the land
of mountains. The commodore is a
rustler, and although not an eloquent
stalker possesses as much good, common,
business sense to the square inch as any
man in the west. T. C. Power would be
an able representative of the people
of that territory.-Bismarck Tribune.
r'romI 1R'netay's nuay.
Sam. D. Smith leaves for Helena this
George P. Reeves & Co., Helena,
H. D. Burghardt will leave for Clen
denin on the next coach.
Fine watch repairing a specialty by
Geo. P. Reeves & Co., Helena.
The Billings literary club has come
down to an old-fashioned spelling
Nearly all the members of the Clen
denin lumbering company, and their
employes, are in town.
There is a good deal more snow in the
Judith country than in this section, ac
cording to reports received.
Prof. N. A. Foss expects to return to
Barker on the next coach, provided the
"'cold snap" does not continue.
If you want a fine gold watch for lady
or gentleman, write to George P. Reeves
i& Co., of Helena, and get prices.
Send to George P. Reeves & Co., jew
elers, Helena, for your nice holiday
goods. Jewelry made to order from
Mr. C. G. Griffith has about completed
the plat of Great Falls, and a finer piece
of work of this kind has never been pro
duced in Montana.
The freighters who were engaged in
hauling the bullion from Barker to the
railroad have every one secured their
money and are consequently happy.
Orders by mail for diamonds, jewelry,
silverware, or anything in their line are
promptly attended to by Geo. P. Reeves
& Co., the well known Helena jewelers.
"Tli& 'Mver-4e ekian yesterday a
'few teams crossed on the ice bridge, al
though attended with a good deal of
risk. A little more frosty weather will
make the bridge a good and safe one.
There were thirty-two wagons at the
coal banks on Belt creek, a day or two
ago, waiting to be loaded. This will be
good news for those who are not yet
supplied with that article, if there be any
W. H. Babcock, of the Judi~, made
us a call yesterday. He is not worried
the least bit about the storm and says
the sheep will not suffer at all by it. Mr.
Babcock takes his departure for homr
tW.H.Babcock of the Judithasin will
have some fine French meri s from his
brother in New York, another season.
H~e intends to breed bucks for sale. The
owner of the Angora goat ranch, on
shields river, gave him one of the goats
this fall and now he has within one of
enough for a goat ranch.
Montanian in )New York: # entle
men, you may hang the ocedh on ae
grapevine to dry, lasso an avalanche,
pin a napkin to the mouth of a volcano,
skin the clouds from the sky with a
teaspoon, paste, 'To Let? on the moon
and stars, but never for amorment Wd.~ie
yourselves with the idea that iM nita a
ain't the finest country on God'a green
The drill ino the artesian well seems to
have penetraited the bottm of the late
formation at a 6depth of 7 feet.. At
that depth a b ard imestone rok has
been struck, apparently in the form of
boulders. Those who are-skilled in such
matters look upon this as an indication
that the artesian reservoir will soon be
tapped, and certainly any change is de
sirable that rids us of the tiresome slate
formation which has lasted so long.
Mr. I. P. Baker, of the Benton "P"
ine of steamers, arrived in the city yes
erday, after a pretty hard trip overland
snow from Billings to
Benton it still looked inviting to Mr.
Baker and. he thinks much of it is des
tined, in the near future, to be a thickly
settled and prosperous region. He went
over nearly the same route last year and
observed a great change in that time
in the settlement and progress of the
country. He will remain in the city
p.bably several weeks, the object of his
visit being to settle up the boat business
of last season. The steamboat business
of 1884, in his opinion, will be excellent,
and of course the Benton "P" line will
be in trim to do a goodly part of it.
L. W. Peck, secretary of the Montana
ool growers' association, returned to
e city on Sunday's coach, from an ex
t nded visit east. Mr. Peck took adyan
t ge of his sojourn in the New England
srates to inspect several bands of the
j stly celebrated Vermont merinos; he
a so called on the principal'wool buyers
o Boston and visited some of the largest
oolen manufacturies-securing, as a
r sult, a vast amount of information on
t e general subject, and at the same time
a ding to the pleasures of his vacation.
he interesting results of his observa
tions will probably be given in an article
to be published in the pamphlet which
will be issued this winter by the wool
growers' association. We are confident
it will be of interest to all wool growers
Bonded for $150,000.
H. P. Rolfe, who returned from Maid
en Thursday evening, informs us that
the mining property of Holter & Hauser
at Maiden-the Montana and Oro
Cache mines-was bonded some time
agoto an English company for $150,000,
the bond to expire the first of January,
1884. Before he left the camp Mr. Rolfe
was informed upon good authority that
the company has already decided to take
the property and that the sale will be
fully consummated before the date nam
ed. This, if true,is good news for Maiden
The MQntana and Oro Cache rank
among the very best mines in Montana
and if this company secure the property
they will put in a new mill and operate
on such an extensive scale as will make
Maiden one of the liveliest mining
camps in the country.
_a~s u .
FORT ASSINABOINE, November 26t41,
8 p. m.-Col. Ilges' lecture on " FiVe
Years among the Apaches," which was
announced for Saturday evening, was
postponed until this evening and is now
in progress. There is a large attendance.
SALT LAKE, November 22.-The Tri
bune editorially,. this morning, says:
"Montana is a great territory. It has
the largest mining district in the west
and more acres of grass than any other
state or territory, not even excepting
Texas. There is nothing to prevent a
great deal further increase in both
wealth and people. Were the popula
tion to double to-morroW there would be
business enough to supply all with work
in her mines. When once thoroughly
opened there will be room for many
thousands more of workers, and Mon
tana men are Americans; they have a
pridelin their country; they love it bet
ter than any other spot and its institu
tions better than any other that were
invented. We wish the great empire
The following is a list of letters re
maining in the Fort Benton post office
for the week ending November 24, 1883:
Allen Wm $Martin Wm
Arndt W M Martin Jno
Baxter J H Melcher G L
Brennan Victoria. McNaughton J A
Brown J W Perkins S Jefferson
Cavalier MissLouisaPowell Fred
Caryl Mrs N G Price Robt WV
Covert D D Price M A
Erickson August Phillips C W
Jacoby Miss Effie Rice C
Jones Wim M Rowe H M
Juneau F A Silver Geo 2
Linn W A Sprinkle R S
Locke Wm 2 Thornton Thomas
McPhail Jno Turner Geo S 4
Maxedon'lrank Warning Antoine
McMurry Jno Wundsch Joseph
Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please say "Advertised."
M. A. FLANAGAN, P. M.
Coing to the States !
I prefer to sell rather than place in
storage the following articles :
2 black walnut kitchen safes, wire face
1 large black walnut bookcase.
1 small " . .
1 oval top black walnut office desk.
1 upright piano, 7j octaves.
1 coal oil cook stove.
1 Domestic sewing machine.
I extra large kitchen cupboard.
1 invalid reclining chair.
No other articles to sell except those
mentioned. WM. H. TODD.
Notice of Dissolution.
The co-partnership heretofore existing
between 3. C. Walker and Jno. B. Ter
hune, under the firm name of Walker &
Terhune, is hereby dissolved.
J. C. WALKER.
JNO. B. TERHTUNE.
The arnuol meeting of the stockhol=d
er~ of the RIVa Painas publishing
oampany will be hed t the' RIVER
tsE88 $~fe on. tMeaday evening, te 3d
of Dookber, 183, t' 7:30 o'clok, for
Good Team and Wagon for Sale.
The undersigned has a good team,
new Schuttler 31 witgon and a first class
set of harness and collars, that he will
sell CHEAP. Apply at once.
/ Parties knowing themselves indebted
to the firm of Harris & Rowe are re
quested to call at our office at once and
settle, thereby saving further cost and
trouble. SETTLE & SETTLE.
Horses for Sale.
Having purchased the Green band of
horses, 75 head, and removed them to
my ranch a mile and a half below Fort
Benton, parties desiring saddle or work
animals will find that I can.readily sup
ply their wants. Call and see me.
W. S. EVANS.
SGog Reading for Cow Boys.
The following letter from a number
of the most prominent stockmen of the
Judith basin speaks for itself, and is de
cidedly complimentary to Mr. Glass
JUDITH BASIN, M.T., July 20, 1883.
Mr. Win. Glassman, Fort Benton :
DEAR SIR:-We, the undersigned cow
men of the Judith basin, having used
your saddles for the past year, find them
far superior to all others for durability,
workmanship, and for being the best
cow saddles for general use.
Horace Brewster, Jesse Phelps,
Charles Brewster, David S. Phelps,
Perry Westfall, Ed. Olden,
James Howard, Ensign Sweet,
John Campbell, Sim Campbell.
Jim Smith, Wm. Rowe.
Notice is hereby given, that there will be a meeting
of the stockholders of the Eldorado Ditcn Company
held at the store of George Steell, at San River Cross
ing, M. T. on Monday, the 3d day of December, 1883.
at 7 o'clo4 p. ih. of said day. for the purpose of
electing a board of trustees to manage the affairs of
said company the ensuing year.
D. W. BUCK,
I. N. IIAZLETT,
S. C. BURD.
Notice is hereby given, that the partnership herete,
fore existing between William Yard and Frank Yaid,
under the firm name of Yard Bros., has this day been
dissolved by mutual consent, William Yard retiring.
Frank Yard continues the business and will collect
all debts and a-sume all liabilities of the late firm.
Fort Benton, M. T. WILLIAM YARD,
Nov. 19, 1893. FRANK YARD.
AN IMMENSE STOCK.
Peterson & Price, the Merchants
of Little Pittsburg, recently pur
chased an immense stock of General
Merchandise, consisting of Gro
ceries, Hardware, Dry Goods, Boots
and Shoes, Hats and Caps, and
everything else usually found in a
general store. These goods were
purchased at such a favorable figure
that the firm is prepared to sell
them at as low prices as they can
be secured in any town in lontana.
The people of Belt creek and sur
rounding country will find it to
their inthiest to call on Peterson &
Price, locok through their mammoth
stock and get prices. They mean
STOCKIIEN LOOK RUER1
Fort Benton, M. T.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
Chaps, Spurs, Bits, Etc.
Mr. Glassman is the original owner of the patent
Trade Mark, which consists of a horse or cow en
graved on the saddle, with a fac simile of the purchas
er's brand. This patent trade mark was all the rage
while Mr. Glassman was of the firm of Roberts &
Glassman,of the Cheyenne Saddle Shop, at Helena.
STOCK S8A.BLEI a SPECIALTY
Give us a call; we will put up as good saddles as
can be found in M ,ntana. Orders by mail will re
ceive prompt attention.
Depot for Northern Montana for
Laflin & Rand Powder Co.'s
Sporting, Mining and Blasting
Where a fall stock of all kinds of Powder will be kept
constantly on hand.
8, J, W1 I~&l CO.,
EAGLE ROCK STATION,
The Undersa l purhased the station on.the
senton and Hla road known as Zagle 1ock,Kand
will agn to minltc the
BtEST 1aT ON 0NTHEE ROAD.
Tiaethe sus r 'aIta tI for bos.oth
,iraya. t1,V 8U teerms vii ltn=te of
cco oto ian. 1U i NhQL .
Wal J. STEVEN8ON,
W J SAttorney at Law,
Real Estate Age'i
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, M. T.
Will buy and sell real estate of every description in
White Sulphur Springs and surrounding country.
Will buy Meagher county warrants and scrip.
ARTHUR G. HATCH.
Attorney at Law
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, M. T.
JOHN W. DEWEY,
United States Dep.NlIineral Surveyor
This bank succeeds the old established and well
known Banking House or L. H. Hershfleld &
Authorized Capital, $500,000
Paid in Capital, - $150,000
President-L. !. HERSHFIELD.
Vice-President-A. J. DAVIDSON.
Board of Directors:
S. S. HUNTLEY, W. D. NICHOLAS,
A. SANDS, MOSES MORRIS,
THOMAS CRUSE, D. II. WESTON,
CHAS. LEHMAN, L. Ht. HERSHFIELD,
A. J. DAVIDSON, A. HERSHFIELD.
Exzcange on the commercial centers of the
United States and Europe bought and sold.
Collections and all business entrusted to us re
ceive prompt and thorough attention.
Deposits received and intereit allowed on the
same it left for a specified time.
Buy gold and silver bullion, gold dust, ores, ter
ritorial, county land government securities and war
Bank of Northern Montana,
Fort Benton M. T.
J. D. WEATHERWAX,
Hotel aad Stables in connection.
BEST STOPPINC PLACE
In the Judith Basin.
C. W. CRAN E.
`t e keep a full line of Blank Books and
t.itionery. A fine line of Books
always in stock, and more
Imported and Domrncste, of the mos popular brands.
We keen the finest
SMOKING AND CHEWIN6 TUBACCO.
FRU ITS !
An endl], - ,nrioty of Fa g .YGoods,
Toy: :'otions, Sht. MJusic,
( . : try, Combs, Etc.
GEO. W. CRAINE
-- 0 , - -5'
. The BUYERS' GumD is I
sued March and Sept., eac
year: 216 pages; 8 xl 1ti:
inches, with over 3,300
illustrations-a whole pic
. ture gallery. Gives whole
sale : ices tirceot to consumers on all goods
for t ;sonal or family use. Tells how
to orI r, and gives exact cost of every
thg y ( use at, at, drink, wear, or have
fun i T. r !:e invaluable books con
tain i .l.. vi :ln gleaned from the mar
kets of t h.P .!. We will mail a copy
Fre t ' ..::~~ :dress upon receipt of the
post . ,-- a ".n:.s. Let us hear from you.
e. i eteetlly,
Sio~ ; 'eERY WARD & CO.
s. 2 ., Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Il.
Half Wa. y between Philbrook and
A first-clsaii table will bs set, the best on the road.
Good accommodations for man and beast. The trayi:
eling public are invited to give me a call.
PETERSON & PRICEI
LITTLE PITTSBURGH, ..I T,
We desire to announce to the people of this section
that we have purchasedthe stand formerly occupied
by Joux K. Caseaan, and have laid in a large stockod
CrPoceries, DIr Coods, Liquors,
Tobaccos, Etc., Eto,
And are fully prepered to meet the demands of the
trade.In this vicinity. Your patronage is respeetfully
PETER~C~N N& PRI...,
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