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From Wednesday's Daily. Tlie last nail was driven in the court house oil Monday afternoon. 1ir. and Mrs. W. H. Hunttand Chas. G. Grittith are expected home to-day. The thermlomleter at the. . "'...7.asi office registered 499°o yesterday at 2:30 One of our good citizens tried a loaded cigar yesterday. It went off much to his .aiiazemlellt. Antoine Moesberger will take a little trip iljt", the country to-day to shoot rab bits al(nd chickens. Work has again commenced on the -chool house, and it will be pushed rap idly to compl)etion. \Vil.con E. Caseadden made final proof of his ,rne-eniption claim before Deputy ('lerk spencer yesterday. NV. 1,. Ralston, Frank Farmer and J. i. Craig were among the arrivals on yesterd(ay's Helena coach. (;us Senieur will shortly commence the erection of a new shop on Franklin street, ,pposite the court housie. 1Miss Rose Downing, who has been ýleuidin.g a few days at Sun River yisit inlg frliends, is expected home to-da . -Nick N eumeyer and son, of upper Belt creek, were in town yesterday pur chasing supplies and agricultural imple Inents. One ijcumber of the party that went to Belt creek last week for a pleasure t;ipl reports having had a fine time, good tishing and shooting. It has long been known ti.at gold and silver are to be lound in the Sweet Grass hills. We were shown some line look ing quartz from that region a few weeks ago. We may thank heaven for cheap fuel this fall. Wood is now selling for six and seven dollars a cord and coal at ten dollars a ton, and hard to sell at those figua res. W\Vrd has been received from Neihart to the effect that the parties represented ly B. C. Kingsbury have decided not to take the mines upon which they have expended i5,000. There are two pieces of shaky side walk oil Main street, one in front of the court house property and the other in front of Dr. I'urner's property. It is liable to break down at any time. Mr. Chas. H. Peters, of Chicago, ar rived on the Billings coach yesterday, and lett last evening in company with W. J. Minar for Messrs. Milner & Boardunan's ranch on the Shoukin. The marble quarries of Montana will be fatuous some day. T'he extent of. the veins of marble in the Sweet Grass hills far exceed anything ever known. One vein is said to be 50 feet in thickness. Sawn Klein met with a painful mishap last evening. A bug crawled into his ear and for a while he was nearly crazy. A physician removed the insect. Samr on describing his sensations said : "It felt as if there was a man in my ear, trying to kick out my brains." It is learned that Mr. John C. Major, of H-lelena, will build a boat on the Mis souri, near Helena, on which he will take a trip to St. Louis, and perhaps to New Orleans. He will leave about 8eotenmiber 10th. We acknowledge the receipt of a corm plimlentary ticket to the fifteenth annual exhibition of the Montana Agricultural, Mineral and Mechanical association, which will be held at Helena from Sep ten ber 8th to 13th. Mr. Sidney McIntire will leave for the National park on Wednesday, to take in the wonders of that region, and then return to his home in New York city. IMr. McIntire has spent the last two mnonths very pleasantly in Montana. Thie reports from all over the country are to the effect that crops were never better. We have heard of oats running 100 bushels to the acre and from that down to 75 bushels, but we will wait for oflicial figures before making a big brag. A countenlporary having published the stat(enment that there will be no term of courtt at Fort Benton this fall, we are re qucestd(l to state for the benefit of those cu'.actrned that the fall term of court will rconn.mence at Fort B3enton on Mon day, ()etoher 6.-Independent. (',.l. A. M. Woolfolk, of the Helena Il.depl'ltlldent, has returned after a three 1lt,1lhli~' sojourn in the east. An inter view with the colonel by one of the In dependelint staff, in which he states he is n(ot i et'undidate for delegate in congress, ocu;lices two columns of that journal. Th'l'e (;rand Opera House association (object, to build an opera house at Butte) tiiled articles of incorporation with the territorial secretary on the 22d inst. The calpital stock is $35,000, divided into 350 hIares of $100 each. The trustees are John H. Curtis, Joseph A. Hyde, and John F. Forbis. People of Choteau county are begin ,ling to talk of going to the fair at Hel ena1. The exhibition this year promises to eclipse any yet held in the territory. Choteau county will furnish its quota of trotting and running stock for the races, "nd we are inclined to think they will carry off many of the prizes. We have received a letter from F. 0, Lovett, of Galt, Canada, making : qluiries for his brother, Wm. L t, Who is supposed to be in thiss~ 9 O " MIontana. His father was r* ed by an accident in 1Mor tR -his mIother is anxious to:have him return homrne. If this should meet the eye qt any one acquainted witphi they wlRt confer a favor on the faBti by Yxten. tioning it to him. Articles of fincorporal of the V bria Mining, Milll aa den Pany of M!ontana wereI.o4' with the secretary of state. The prin cipal office of the company will be in St. Paul, and the incorporators are James Edwards, of Superior, Wis., N. M. Singleton, F. B. Howell, L. .K. Stone and R. W. Cavenaugh, of St. Paul. The capital stock is $1,000,000, divided into 100,000 shares.-Pioneer Press. The return of Col. A. M. Weolfolk from a protracted stay in Chicago cre ates some stir in democratic circles. His unexpected appearance just now is re garded as somewhat complicating the delegate question. There are democrats who thinkl the colonel entitled, for ser vices rendered, to Maginnis' shoes, and intimations are heard that he will pre sently loom up as a formidable candi date for the democratic nomination. Herald. We were shown a few years ago specimens of pottery found on the Ma rias about twenty-five miles from town. The bank had caved in disclosing several skeletons and a mass of pottery. One jar was taken out whole but unfortu nately broken. Dr. Greenleaf, to whom the specimen was shown, said it resem bled those taken from the mounds in Ke.tkAlAy. P re-the mound buildeis, in this cou'ntry will be a study for thI archteologist. from Thursday's Daily: James Gillett came in from his ranch last evening. R. P. Walker, of Sun River, was at St. Paul on the 23d. John B. Terhune returned from Hele na Tuesday evening. Choteau county can boast of the oldest old-timer and the oldest settlement in Montana. The city marshal is superintending the putting in of a cross walk across Baker street. The last of the Bain wagons belonging to A. J. Davidson, are now being ship ped to Helena. Prof. James Don-even, the new princi pal of the Fort Benton graded school, will soon be here. Major R. P. Hughes will return on Saturday from Fort Assinaboine and re main over Sunday. The horse supposed to have been stolen from S. F. Jameson, was found yester day, having strayed away. Messrs. Craig, Farmer and Ralston will leave to-day for Choteau. Mr. Craig will return in a short time. Victor Content is employed in build ing a fence for to T. C. Power & Bro., corner of Main and W ve t, i~fe finest sample of wheat we have en this year, was brought in yesterday rom John Neubert's ranch on the eton. ticr Turner, of Deep creek, purchased 2,000 pounds of supplies of Murphy, Maclay dý Co., and left yester day lor home. .... - . Allof the hotels in the city seem to be doing a splendid business this week. Twenty guests registered at tie Over land yesterday. ~d. Keat~e~r siU ung for a man to work on his farm. There are some idle men in town but those willing to work are scarce. The steamer Helena was expected to leave Bismarck for Judith City the lat ter part of the week. She will be loaded with Indian freight. Eleven car loads of sheep were loaded at Billings on the 20th by J. D. Waite, of the Xudith. They are destined for the Chicago market. The Bismarck Tribune of the 24th inst. says: "Judge Settle of Fort Ben ton, Montana, has decided to locate per manently in this city." John C. Tutt has just received the in telligence of the death of an elder brother, which occurred on the 14th inst. at Poland Springs, Maine. The barber shop in the Grand Union hotel is now in Working order. Mr. Howard is prepared to do all work con nected with his profession. Mr. J. A. Manly, representing the Chicago firm of J. T. hair & Co., pub lishers of hotel registers, arrived on the coach from Helena yesterday. About twenty men were engaged yes terday afternoon in placing the top step of the rear entrance to the court house in position. This was the finishing touch. Mr. B. S. Clark is making extensive improvements on his ranch on the Mud dy. He is having large and commodious houses erected and splendid corrals, fences, etc. built. Butte is wild with excitement because the base ball nine of that city beat the Salt Lake city boys three straight games. The Helena's will go over to the big mining camp soime of these days and take the starch out of them. Bismarck has a radish, sound and thrifty, measuring twelve inches in cir cutiderence, and Valley Uity, D. T., conies to the front with one fourteen and a half inches in circumaference. We think Montana could beSt this easily. Win. Lovett, of:,whom inquiry was made in yesterday's iswte of the RIvBiv PRESS, was employed as carpenter on Rowle's stable last winter, and when last heard from, was working at Gltlmer & Salisbury's horse ranch at Rocky Gap. Our traveling man, who is now in ia Musselshell country, .writes t o.. no ,the 22d. a party of Olow Ind 4 W through eone of A. McGrego Isheep camps, on Hay kers ,c tao g all the prov~iot be foun d ItIntg a few head 6f sh !eeP. The famtirois troutting sta. , Black tirack last wek ll ntriaxnt to take ar t 1 ai#r. trotedeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee a ire l ~ ~~ -7. The residents of northern Idaho are agitating the subject of segregation from that territory, and being annexed to one of the adjoining territories, preferring Montana as being more nearly allied to their interests. A bill will probably be introduced in the next congress to that effect. bones are worth ý7 er ton at Mi es ity. Mr. Holmes, f the firm of Petit & Holmes, is in that city buying them. If he visited this section, he could secure several boat loads to ship down the river next year. The prairies are covered with them and they could easily be gathered. Superintendent Medhurst, who left Butte some time ago, under a cloud, so to speak, has turned up in New York and is defending himself vigorously in the Times of that city. Medhurst was a prominent member of the constitution al convention last winte ta-ii.u . able qed plausibilOOaew* -"TJack Maclay arrived from Belt creek last evening. Mr Maclay says every thing is running smoothly now. Trade 4t the store has been quite brisk for some %ime, with Mr. E. R. Clingan in charge. "Coal teams are coming faster than they can be supplied, there not being miners enough to keep up to the. erg, a miner in the vicinity of Helena, arrived in the latter city a few days ago and started in to have a good time. He had $1,076 in his clothes, but after paying a visit to one of the dens on Bridge street he came out without a dollar. The officers have not been suc cessful in finding the robbers or money. Gans & Klein are out with an adver tisement in the form of a circular, con taining portraits of the -presidential candidates, the electoral votes, etc. A prize of $25 in goods will be awarded to the person who will fill out the blank list given and come the nearest to the vote next November. In case of a tie, lots will be drawn. Here is a chance for somebody to get an overcoat for the winter. The finest assortment of jewelry ever brought to Montana is now displayed at G. P. Reeves & Co.'s, Helena. Anyone visjting the capital city should not fail to call and view the display of so many beautiful articles. Whether you wish to purchase or not, do not fail to take a peep at them. If you have a fine watch which you wish cleaned or repaired send it to Geo. P. Reeves & Co., of Helena. Only the best workmen are employed in that es tablishment. If you wish for any gold or silver jewelry, silverware, or a fine watch or clock, remember that the above firm have a full and complete stock and .ae selling the same at a reasonable fig ute. ' Orders by mail receive prompt and careful attention. Sheridan & Barker, merchant tailors, corner of Broadway and Jackson street, Helena, are in receipt of the largest and finest display ever brought to the terri tory of foreign goods in all the latest colors and designs for fall and winter ear. The public is invited to call and examine. The finest ftarming lands on the reser vation are found between the leavings of Milk river and the big bend. The bottoms in somnie places are more than three miles broad and the grass grows luxuriantly. Milk river below tlhe black butte, has a pretty heavy growth of timber which may be of iiterest to those who contemplate settling there when the reservation bill passes next winter. Captain Joseph Todd, of the steamer Batchelor, and Will Perkins, clerk, having tied up the craft for the season, left on the 24th inst. for their respective homes-the former in St. Louis and the latter in Wellsville, Ohio. Thus are two of the most popular steamboat men ol the river laid away for the winter. Steamboating is not what it used to be or else these boys would be walking the deck well into November.-Bismarck Tribune. George Westevelt has returned from an extensive trip to Birch and Dupuyer creeks. He reports that people in that location think there is somiething myster ious regarding the death of Mr. Dodd, who wa:s run over and killeda few weeks ago. Htie was known to have money with him and the amount found on his person did not correspond with the amount he was supposed to have. A man known as 'Slim Jim"v was tihe first to discover' Dodd, and he reported tlihat he saw him lying by the side of his wagon and that he beckoned himni to come, but supposing him to be drunk did not go to him. Slim Jimni is said to be a hard case. A little scrimmage took place yester day morning in Brown & Freese's sa loon. The coon who has beenli employed to clean out the place mornings, -was a little "sassy" and Brownie ordered him out of the saloon. He refused to go and indulged in a few remarks neither ele gant nor complimentary, when Brownie grabbed up an Indian club and brought it down on the darkey's head with a whack which might have been heard tcross the river-but it never fazed the coon. No further'damage was done ex cept to Brownie, who, attempting to give the coon another rap, let the club glance, receiving the blow upon his eye . ith rather damaging elect to that organ. The feeble w ec tor tan r·is elad~ - II-~t.~ore o f ,*5 ~~~~~~ -~";~~a~~~~C~·'~ J.* HEADQUARTERS FOR Farming Implements, Sheep Men's Supplies, Miners' Supplies, Dry Goods, Groceries. -0 1eing agents for the celebrated WOOD'S FARMING MACHINERY, we have constantly on hand MOWERS, REAPERS AND EXTRAS, ALSO THE BEST HAY RAKES IN USE. -0 Wool Sacks, Twine, Sheep Dip. --0- Dry Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes AND NOTIONS. Our stocks in the above lines will be complete on the arrival of the first boats, and is large, selected with great care, and shipped direct from Eastern markets. Being large buyers, our goods come from first hands, which accounts for ths rep utation we have for Low Prices and First-class Coods. --0- LIQUORS AND CIGARS. --o- We can furnish low figures on application on all kinds of Hardware, Glass Ware, Queens ware and Wooden Ware. FURNITURE AND CARPETS OF ALL GRADES. NOTICE. In order to close out the Business I will offer my entire stock of BOOTS, SHOES, SLIPPERS AND RUBBER GOODS Will sell in lots to suit purchasers. Call at once and secure Bargains. F. W. BUCKSEN. Broadwater, McCuloh & Co., POST TRADERS, DEALERS IN-; General Merchandise, -:o: - WE CARRY A FULL AND COMPLETE STOCK OF ALL MERCHAN. DI)ISE DEiANDED BY TRADE OF THE TERRITORY. Connection: Broadwater, Mcornamara a Co. ToaT All [ rM T POST - TRADERS, FORT MACINNIS, MONTANA. LUMBER, LATH AND 8HIINGLES. 110 CASS A PCCASR MILLS. Large Stoek constaly op hr#it, Proorioga t ..th.ff es. -ppt us e.i I eit