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The swse is True of Fort Benton.
1I never more than half realized the iniportaace of the Missouri river to Bis njarek until my recent t.ip east," said Alex. McKenzie to a Tribune represen tative yesterday. Continuing, he added: A factor in our commercial supre niaev the Missouri river is of incalcula ble value. It makes it possible for Bis rnarei; to compete as a wholesale point with .any of the great cities. It is worth Vlore to Bismarck than a dozen railroads would be to any interior town." Get tiug entliusiastic. Mr. McKenzie brought jis lit down on the desk and concluded with the following emphatic expres Siou': "Talk water transportation to the railroads and it will bring them to time very quick. While investigating the pump and water main subject Mr. Mellon and myself inquired about freight rates and found that had Bis ilarek been an interior city the freight, sa v from Philadelphia, on pumps and wawr mains would have been nearly iuoiO. As soon as we talked river tfan-portation to Bismarck or lake trans to Duluth, they sung a differ eni tule. You can get good, straight ecntracts on freight from Buffalo to Du lutli for .2 a ton. See? Coal is laid down in Duluth at a cost for transporta tion of $ and even less per ton. Bis alar k donut half appreciate the impor tal' e of her harbor, and levee and .4tP.I1luoat traffic. It is werth millions." H iilmar k Tribune. As to Immigration. lb- Northern Pacific predicts the largest emigration to Montana ever k aowH. It is constantly increasing its rolliig stoek to meet the expected rush. southern Minnesota and Dakota are also favored locations, and the Milwau kee and St. Paul expects to have a good crowd migrate there. The Omaha and St. Paul & Duluth have also completed their preparations. Emigration from the eastern Canadian provinces to Man itoba has been quite large during the past few days, but the low rate offered by the Canadian Pacific road is likely to keep many from moving until navi-, gation opens. Another drawback has been the prolonged winter. This is also what will delay the opening of the sea son proper. Foreign emigration will not be quite as large as usual, owing to an unexpected falling off in the Scandi navian arrivals. Other portions of Eu rope, however, will send the usual numbers. Great Britain and Germany will send more than last year, but it is expected the greater portion of them will go to the southwest, as the roads traversing that section of the country have made an especial bid for this class of emigrants. Bonded. We are informed by parties who ar rived fromf Barker Tuesday that Mr. B. C. Kingsbury has succeeded in se curing a bond of the Queen of the Hills, Homestake and O'Brien leads, in the Montana district, having secured the signatures of the interested parties at Neihart. Messrs. Kingsbury and Wil ton were met at Joyce's yesterday by incoming coach, and the above informa tion was imparted to one of the passen gers by Mr Wilton. This is good news. Mr. Kingsbury represents one of strongest mining'com panies in America, and the bonding of this property is about equivalent to its sale. Steps will be taken atonce to de yelop the property on an extensive scale, and it will not be long until large and suitable works are erected to treat the ore. It means the beginning of a sub stantial boom for the Montana district. 4m The Printing Law to be Tested. The county commissioners of Lewis and Clarke county made an order that the report of receipts and expenditures should be published in both the Herald and Independent, as it was desirable that all citizens of the county should see it. It was provided, however, that one paper should receive the full rates allow ed by the printing law, and the other half rates-the Independent to receive the full rates if the printing law was finially adjudged valid. In order that the legality of the printing law might be passed upon, it was~stipulated before the board that an agreed case should be made, involving the legality of the lprinlting law, to which the Independent pulblishers should be parties.-Indepen dent. The Grand Jury. The following is the list of "pgod men and true" who have been seleoted to serve on the grand jury: Jos. Allen, 0. G. Cooper, Joe. A. Ba ker, T. E. Collins, A. C. Johnson, M. C. Travers, Joe. Hirshberg, T. 3. Todd, J. J. Kennedy, James Glllett, Sam Thurd, John Spencer, Joe. Suliliven A. :8. Keeler, Robt. Vaughn, I). 0, Brgowne, C. P. Downing, Ed. Lewis, I. SE. Ua lett. Broke Jail. A Missoula special of the 28th to thle Miner says: The prisoners in the coun ty jail made a successful escape yester day afternoon. Martin Fitschen and John Beck, the Butte highwaymen, who robbed Hamilton's store on Mon tana street, and were captured after rob bing a store at Stevensville, were with the escapes. Ralph Artingstall and Jas Bailey, two Missoula toughs, are also with them. The escape was effected by digging through the stone wall with the stove poker. Officers are out in all directions, but no clue has yet been ob tained to their whereabouts. The Flood at Bismarck. MINNEAPOLIS, April 1.-The Jour nal's Bismarek special says: Ice is forming below again, but the water is falling above. The steamers Rosebud and Josephine, forced ashore, are-now hard held. There is an immense field about Fort Yates, and a big gorge may form at any time. The danger is not yet passed. Mails and passengers are still cueing transferred at Mandan. Change of Time. WVASHINGTON, April 3.-The date for the national wool grower's convention in Chicago has been changed from May 7th to May 19th, in order that the dele gates may be present and participate in the proceedings of the national indus trial congress, which will be held in Chicago on May 25th. 5or Governor. PROVIDENCE, R. I., April 2.-The fol lowing is the vote fair governor, one district lacking: Bourne, republican, 15,821; Legare, democrat, 9,545; scatter ing, 15. The legislature will stand : senate, 27 republicans and 9 democrats; house, 57 republicans and 15 democrats; the republicans gain four in the house. Restored to the Public Domain. WVASHINGTON, April 2.-The presi dent has made a proclamation restoring to the public domain all of the Turtle mountain Indian reservation, in Dakota, with the exception of townships 162 and 163 north of range 51 west, which is re served for the benefit of the Indians. Confirmed. WASHINGTON, April 2.-The senate to-day confirmed the nomination of Col onel David Stanley, of the 23d infantry, to be brigadier general. Railroad Accident. CHATTANOOGA, April 2.-A passenger train on the Alabama & Great Southern railroad was % reeked thirty miles from this city last night. The fireman was killed. The engine and three cars were demolished. -- 44 4~40 ºº A Cold-Blooded Murder. HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., April 2.-At Fairview John W. Gibson, a young rough, walked into a groggery and fired two pistol balls into the heart of John McCoy, killing him instantly. Gibson escaped, but a party of citizens are in pursuit and will lynch him if he is caught. Readjustment of Salaries. WASHINGTON, April 2.-The annual readjustment of salaries of postmasters for the next fiscal year has begun at the post office department. The salaries of 2,405 presidential postmasters are to be adjusted on the returns for the quarter which ended March 31st, the adjustment to take effect July 1st. Not Improved. WASHINGTON, April 2.-Senator Ma hone's condition is not improved and his friends are very anxious. Defaulted. NEW YORK, April 3.-The Utah Cen tral railroad, has defaulted on its April quarterly dividends. Suicide. SHREVEPORT, April 3.-Mayor C. G. Thurman, a prominent member of the cotton exchang and a well known cot ton operator, committed suicide last night by shooting himself through the head. Trichinae Victims. LATROBE, Pa., April 3.-Mrs. Galle and daughter, two victims of trichime at Susquehanna, Pa., died this morning, and the father and another daughter are not expected to live. In Pursuit. SAVANNAH, Ga., April 2.-A special from Key West states that it is reported that the schooner Sholers left last night with General Aguro on board and 20 men well armed, for Cuba. The rev enue cutter Dix left this morning in pursuit. The Spanish consul is aboard the Dix. The news has caused great excitement here. Lynched. CHARLOTTE, N. C., April 2.-Frank Elliott, colored, who committed a gross asaslit upon a young woman in, York county, was brought to Rock Hill this evening for trial. The people, however, overpowered the sheriff s posse and took the prrsJni1ust outside the town limits, and hanged him. Hung WZurder. Pnrisrnae, Pa.,Arl .Gere murderer, convitetd of Ci rotrlseo.Ioobd was b in the GRB UNION HOTEL FORT BJENTON, M. T. Opened Noamuer td. 188g. Tiho Leading Hotel of 1ontana Territory. First Class in all its Appointments. The Finest and Largest Hotel Building in the West. First-class Accommodations for the Traveling Pub lic. Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers This house is centrally located, and all coaches arrive at and depart from the door. First-class Bar and Bil liard Room in the house. Charges Reasonable. HUNSBERGE3 & TRAVERS. Proprietira. * * * * * * * * * * * * Choteau House -0 Thie Leading Hotel! Season of 1884. The Reputation of this widely known House for Careful Management! Neatness! -AND THE Best Table in the City ! -Shall be maintained. JERE SULLIVAN Prop * * * * * * * * * * * * ** -: THE: OVERLAND HOTEL, BILLY YARD. Proprietor. FORT BENTON, MONTANA. -0 RE-O PEND ad RE-FURNISRED 0 First Class Accommodations for the Public. The beds have all been renovated and are first-class. Good and attentive waiters; parties not promptly and politely attended to will please report to the office. W' Open Day and Night .m A FIRST-CLASS BAR ! BEST LIQUORS AND CIGARS Parties may procure beds at any hour of the day or night. MONTANA STABLES 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. W- RATES REASONABLE...a CHAS. CRAWFORD, Prop. PARK STABLESI , Prop. LIvery, > i± Stables. ht and, Ha Tsts, the day, weak or mon > BpeeI/r. How* P Waaus 8ugs~p -and eo hwaadt all timed om~r sale at njMtablp$A: o r' NEW STORE. NEW GOODS. Wholesale atnd Retail Boot and Shoe Dealer. We carry a larger assortment and a better selection of BOOTS, SHOES, SLIPPERS AND RUBBER GOODS than any house in Fort Benton, and making a specialty of Boots and Shoes we can guarantee better prices than elsewhere. A First-class Roct .and he Maker in connection with the Eatabliehment1 We also have a full and complete stock of Cigars and Tobacco, Smokers' Articles, Snuff, Toys, Notions, Fresh Fruits, Confectionery, Blank Books, And a General Assortment of Everything found in a Fancy Goods Store. -0 Mall Orders Promptly Attended to. Next door to Masonic Buildin°, F:,. MT BE 4TON. This hotel m anew brick, just compweted, w'nc .anwc ort uiv and ¶un omrnodious rooms. Board by the day or week; rooms with or without ,ire. bSpeeia' accommodations for commercial travelers. First-class bar in connection. Coach passengers wishing to stop at this house will please intormr the driver. Fort Benton Montana. R. S. CULBERTSON. Proprietor. SEASON OF 1884. J. H. McKnight & Co. AND DEALERS.IN General Merchandise FORT SHAW. M. T. -:0: We are in receipt of a large stock of Goods bought for cash and which we offer at Bottom Prices. Our stock consists in part of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING. HARDWARE, STOVES AND TIN WARE, GUNS, AMMUNITION, WOODEN WARE, CROCKERY, GLASS, LAMPS, HARNESS AND SADDLERY, WOOL SACKS AND TWINE, TENTS AND WAGON SHEETS. We carry a full line of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, consisting in part of the Celebrated Wood's Self-binders and Mowers, Tiger Rakes, Sulky, Gang and Walking. Plows, Harrows, Wheelbarrows and Pumps. We are agents for the celebrated COOPER WAGONS, which are conceded to be the best wagons made for the west ern country. We respectfully invite our old friends and patrons to give us a call and examine goods and prices before buying elsewhere. Jan, 1, 1884. J, H. McKNIGHT & 00. H. J..WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & 13RO. I. G. BAKER & CO H. J. WACKERLIN & 00s, Front Street, Benton, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN' HAEDWAEUE, Ba*F Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails Tinware, Stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kinds,Window Class, Queens ware and Classware, Etc. Agents for Lallin & Rand Powder Co. Gharter oar. Acorn Cooking and Heating StoTes and Westminster Base Burner Stoves in Stock. We have the Largest and Best Equipped TIN SHOP in the Territory, and as we are -ourselves mechanics woe are prepared to contract for Tin $b , Gutters, Pipes, and all kinds of Job Work and will guarantee to give th eat sfaction to a+I of our paWons. Maiu orders promp tC at tided to E AL. RK fiAT o, BSBT STTIOI 01 TEE . } -4 m W. A. UAMERON,