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From Saturday's Daily. Jos. A. Baker and family departed for Jiighwood this morning. They will s.pecl the summer at their ranch. The steamer Judith is nearly ready for her trip up river and is said to be one of the handsomest boats on the Missouri. Joseph Hirshberg, the pioneer clothier of Fort Benton, makes an importanti an nouncement in another column. Read it. J. II. Landers, stock inspector, found the articlcs left by the soldier on the prai rie a few days ago. From all accounts the soldier was the worst lost man we have ever heard of. Mrs. T. E. Collins has received a tele gram from White Sulphur Springs an nouncing the dangerous illness of her father, Mr. Jonas Higgins. Mr. Higgins has many friends in Fort Benton who will be pleasted to learn of his speedy recovery. A little pig was sold to a party in town by C. II. Boyle of Hig hwood. The porker by some means got out of its pen and struck a bee line for home, going up to Roosevelt's island and swimming both the 5lough a:,d the river, made tracks for Ii"ghwood, and when last seen by Mr. Rosevelt was going over the bluff to the prairie beyond. From Monday's Daily. :Max K~ataker has located at Great Falls and will go into business there. Twenty-four years ago to-day the battle ofFair Oaks was fought. It was during this battle that General Howard lost an arm. Bi. T. Mahan will be appointed postmas ter at Anaconda vice Samuel Johnson, re signed. Anaconda has had a hard, time getting a postmaster to stick. A little fight took place yesterday between a white man and a chinaman, on St. John street. The Chinaman came out second best. No arrests were made. F. W. Bucksen has received a large lot of toys, fancy goods, fruits, etc. by steam er and has in transit still further additions to his stock. Call and inspect goods. Mr. Louis G. Phelps, the cashier of the First National bank of Great Falls, is a nephew of Mrs. Martin Maginnis and is thoroughly trained and well fitted for the important trust he assumes. Col. Edward Moale, 3d infantry, w,hile going to Helena a few days-ago had quite an exciting runaway. His wagon was badly smashed up, but the colonel and his companions escaped unhurt. T. E. Collins and family left yesterday morning by private conveyance for White Sulphur Springs, going by way of Helena. Advices received Saturday afternoon were to the effect that Mr. Higgins was no bet ter. The outfit of constructors on the U. & N. R. R:. reached Deer Ledge yesterday at noon; having taken out every alternate tie from Butte down and placed in a long tie for the lay:ng of a third rail for the Northern Pacific.-Independent. Sheriff Sullivan of Silver Bow county has arrested three men who are suspected of complicity in the Glendale stage rob bery and murder. Two of the men tally to the description given exactly and it is 'believed they will prove to be the men wanted. Ben E. Lapeyre of this city is out in an advertisement in the Great Falls Tribune announcing that he will shortly start a drug store at Great Falls. We wish Ben all sorts of good luck in the'new undertaking, although we shall regret his leaving Ben ton. While at the Falls recently he con tracted for the erection of a building ad joining the postoffice, and it will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. About fifteen years ago a gentleman - siding in town was told where about tweb ty gallons of prime old mountain dew was cached somewhere on Milk river. The cache was only known to three or four, and the exact locality is now forgotten ex cept by two individuals, who propose, the first time they make a trip to the Milk river country, to dig up that whisky and bring it to town for their own private use. II. P. Rolfe of Great Falls has received a contract from the surveyor general for surveying public land to the amount of $720. Total contracts to the amount of $15,580 have been let. There is valuable agrievltural land in the immediate vicinity of this city (the valleys of the Missouri and the Mar'ias) unsurveyed, and although applications for survey have been fre quently made no attention seems to be paid to them. Since our last issue Judge Hilger's steamboat, the "Rose of Helena," arrived at Townsend, was transferred from the cars to the river, :put together in good shape and started downward. In compa ny with about a. score of Townsendites, we accepted yesterday. of an invitation from the judge to take the first ride. The trial trip proved very satisfactory, show ing that the boat can be readily .handled and can make good time. The river is at its strongest current now, ,and against this' current the boat made a four-mile record with 120 pounds of stea,- the :meount ip tended to carry being 170 pounds.-Tran chant, From Tuesday's Daily. The steamer Rosebud will put in an ap peareiee on' Shnday next. The finest Alden evaporated fruits:just received by I. G. Baker & Co. * Ladles, misses and children's Sitie soes forsaale at I. G, Baker & Qq.'s. . Do not forget the grand qoening at T. C. Power & Brae n4)oh-ddy .ext: n During the month of May the rainfall was only about one-third of an inch. Two teams arrived from the new agency to-day loaded with three hundred hides. The lambing season being about over, the sheep men are taking in the town once more. Sir John. A. Macdcnald, premier of Can ada, will shortly take a trip over the Ca nadian Pacific. The first consignment of wool arrived yesterday. It consisted of three sacks from Dave Fisher's band. Commencing to-day, I. G. Baker & Co. will make special sales of fine dress goods at prices to suit the times. * Joseph Livermore, who was unfortu nate enough to break his leg night before last, is getting along nicely. The Power line rates for wool to eastern points this year have been fixed as follows: Chicago, $1.55; Boston, $2.05; New York, $2. J. H. McKnight, treasurer of the Ben ton Transportation company,witnessed the launching of the steamer Benton at Bis marck recently. The County Commissioners will meet on Monday next. Parties having claims against the county should present them to the County Clerk at once. General John Gibbon, formerly Colonel of the 7th Infantry, stopped over a day at Helena recently, and was made the victem of an impromptu reception. The finest assortment of ladies' dress goods now on exhibition at I. G. Baker & Co.'s, consisting of summer silks, sateens, gingham's, etc. Call at once if you wish to secure bargains. * The dry goods now offered for sale by I. G. Baker & Co. were selected with great care and with special reference to the Fort Benton trade. The sales for the past week were very large, so much sc that it has been found necessary to duplicate or ders for goods. * Theo. Gibson and W. F. Parker arrived in the city yesterday. Mr. Gibson is rep 3 resenting Denny, Rice & Co. of Boston and is soliciting wool consignments for that firm. Mr. Parker has been absent . from the city for several months and dur sing his absence has been engaged in min ing enterprises. An old proverb says: "A dry May is B followed by a wet June." The indica B tions are that the proverb is correct for s the needed rain has set in in good earnest. S A gentleman who kept a weather record for several years says the June rains for a long period past have commenced T from the fourth to the sixth. The Spotted Horse mine, an arastra and a two-thirds interest in a thirty acre placer claim, situated in Maiden Mining district, was sold last Saturday at Sheriff's sale to J.' J. Campbell, fori$6,000 .':A ~n.e' third interest in the Nutmeg, two-thirds Sinterest in the War Eagle, and a two-thirds Binterest in the Black Bull lode claims, was Ssold to Mr. Campbell separately, the Bamounts paid aggreating $416.50.-Hus bandmana Henry Robert, one of the old time em ployes of the American Fur company in its palmy days, died at his home on Birch creek on May 20th, aged about 85 years. He came to this country somewhere be tween 1830 and 1L35, when he was about 22 years old, and was employed by the company in different capacities. He was born at Carondolet, below St. Louis, where some of his relatives now reside. His death was hastened by a stroke of paral ysis. The steamer Benton is now on heri way up the river, having been launched on the 23d inst. and immediately thereafter load ed for up river points. The Benton is the oldest of the Power fleet and is known as the "Old leliable." Built in· 1875, she left Pittsburgh for Fort Benton March 15th of that year, with Jas. McGarry as cap tain and Jos. S. Hill clerk. She has al ways been a favorite with the traveling public, and during the past winter has been put in thorough repair. She is now in.as good condition as-when she left Pitts burgh for Fort Benton eleven years ago. Mr. Chas. Rowe, of the Overland, has awarded to Frank Coombs the contract for the erection of a large brick structure just in the rear of the hotel, and work up on the same was to have been commenced this morning, but is deferred on account of the rain. Mr. Coomba is rustling around for material and assistance and hopes to have the building completed be fore snow flies. Circumstances over which he had no control prevented Mr. Rowe from putting up that much talked of "sec ond story,"' but we are glad to see that his ambition to 'build has found vent in an other direction. A Serious Accident. Joseph Livermore, one of the cowboys engagdl by the Benton & St. Louis Cattle Co., met with an accident Sunday which will lay him up several weeks. He was on night herd at the Twin corral, about fifty miles from. Benton. . The. animals were making a break in; the wrong direc tion and Livermore went to head them off when his horse fell with him and broke his leg about halfway between the kneet and ankle. He was picked up and brought to town by [.: N. Clark, who drove all night and arriyed here about: half paist seven this morning. He la feelingpretty comfortable after his long drive. Liverb mdre baa been employed by the company for the past two years inr breaking horses, beiw.X rdne of the beabronicho rid in :the EOzart , .t the _t ime of t'ie' ent he was riding one of this moIotetle p11 itý a 1ý '#ý i. ··~· ~r~3 ' THE MANITOBA RAILROAD. ii Another Representative of J. J. Hill Ar-" "t rives I the OCity. - - 5 Major Winm. Woods who for the past five years has been connected with the landil department of the Northern Pacific rail way, arrived in th6bcity on Satui'dav even Ing, having made thedtrip from lBismarck c. to Fort Benton overland, a disance of _ 650 miles. The;major is in this section in the interest of the Manitoba road, and will be engaged in the land department of that corporation in a short time. He is enthu siastic over the country from Bismarck to Buford, and his enthusiasm is increased when he speaks, of the wonderful Milk river valley. His journey took him to the north side of that river, which he followed to a point below the mouth of Beaver creek, and from thence to Belknap, Assinaboine and Benton. He says the country from Bismarck this way offers no obstacles to the building of a railroad, and is in every i respect the most favored transcontinental route in the west. The major resides at Bismarck, where he has lived for the past t thirteen years. He is accompanied on the a trip by his son, and they will depart for Great Falls in a day or two. The time of I making the trip was something wonderful, as they left Bismarck on the 14th and reached here on the 29th, or in fifteen days, an average of more than forty miles per r day. The major is well pleased with our city and is somewhat astonished at the substantial improvements which are seen on every side. Manifest of the Steamer Rosebud. The steamer Rosebud which left Bis marck on Wednesday last has 200 tons of merchandise for Benton merchants. She may be expected sometime the last of the week. The following is the manifest: T. C. Power & Bro.. 2,044 packages; I.G. Baker & Co., 1,119; Murphy, Miaclay & Co., 1,308; H. J. Wackerlin & Co., 213; J. H. McKnight & (oi. 413; D. J. Camp bell, Fort Macleod, 1; F. W. Bucksen, 10; J. T. Armington, 4; Joseph Sullivan, 25;. T. C. Power & Bro. Poplar River, 26; T. C. Power & Bro. Lewistown, 464; T. C. Power & Bro. Judith, 201; T. C. Power & Bro. Wolf Point, 84. -----~r4 -UQF--- A Valuable Mine Bonded. The Husbandman says: "We learn that E. W. Toole, who visited Neihart last week, was highly pleased with the Gait and Dakota mines, in which he is interest ed. His stay there was brief but he did business which will undoubtedly result in great good to )he Montana district as Well as pecuniary beinefit: to himself. He boNlfed. the Dakota mine, and will at once procfIet with deve opm~ents .on the sarpe. The -tunnel will be extendied further iito t.e` monntain, and shafts ;ate to be sunk 300 feet below the.present works. As the tun Snel run by Mr. Burgeron starts near the bottom of the gulch the sinking of deep shafts will require hoisting works and steim pumps. These, we understand, are to be supplied.. Mr. Toole and his asso ciates have ample capital, and propose to expend a large sum in developing the Smine." L£etter List. The following is a list of letters remain ing in the post office at Fort Benton, M. T., for the week ending May 29, 1886: Allison F A Longley Dave Averill T N Martin Joseph Dobson Daniel McCoy Chas B Grone Geo G McKenzie Kenneth 3 Hammond M D Stumph Jacob Johanson Gust Thomas P H Loe Miss Dollie Wilkins A H Persons calling for any of the above let ters will please say "Advertised."' M. A. FLANAGAN, P. M. The Wool Season. The wool season being near at hand our merchants should do all in their power to maintain Fort Benton's prestige of being the principallshipping point and market of Montana. The matter of transporta tion, the bringing of the wool product to this city, demands serious attenticn. ..The scarcity of transportation, unless some united effort is made, may drive the pro duct to otLher markets. To hold this trade it will be necessary that our merchants by united action secure all of the available transportation and hold it in readiness for any demands of the wool growei's residhig; in the vicinity of Dupuyer, Bynum, Cho leau and other distant points. Last year. several large clips were forced to Helena when the owners preferred to ship to Benton, but transportation was, sent froAnw Helena for their use. We can keep .the business if proper efforts are put forth. There is ample warehouse'room in town and on that score there can be no com plaint from the wool grower:. Supplies are cheaper here than: in any'other market in the territory, wvhich imakes. it all the more desirable to ship here. The distance is shorter to' Benton than to Helena, aind the roads far preferable, Therefore-we would like to see some united and harmon ious effort-made on the, part of our mer chants to foster the rapidly increasing wool business and indnce all of the wool in the: tributary country -to come to Ben ton. This always ha~ beenrithe best mar" ket in the territory-,, where the growers have commanded ,from one to. two cents a pound more than at ainy other .point, and it will sO continue. h The stesame~tiJuh. i The new steamer Judth, of the Power line, probably left `tidayoti t h firs: td 1Pt Ur44 rn, 4r i` p ing the cars across the river before the bridge was completed. She has been thoroughly overhauled and isi now the finest equipped passenger boat on the Mis souri river. Her carrying capacity is very large and Capt. I. P. Baker writes that she will be able to take out as much wool as any other two boats. A good crew will be put' on, and it is expected that fast time will be made. Comfort!! - Cleanliness !! Convenience!! THE OLD AND RELIABLE coveoooccm co, Co, co, CoMeoveoeo ooeCODoo INTERNATIONAL C~C03COMODecc03 cc00 c0 o00 0coo coo ocoXorvxOMOc D I OT .Ef , HELENA - . - - MONTANA. The proprietor of this established house, realizing that prices of all commodities have been reduced, and being BOUND TO HOLD HIS TRADE, Uas made reductions in all his prices to meet the times. -o SPECIAL RATES FOR FAMILIES, With every convenience for home fare. Traveling Men, Commercial Agents, Tourists and Business Men, Will find this house the most conveniently located, and in all respects the best hotel in Helena to stop at. B" Omnibuses run to all incoming and outgolng trains. Remember the International, Helena, Montana. C. -M. LANNING, DEALER IN Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver Ware SEWING MACHINES, ETC. Having moved into my new quar ters on Front Street and added largely to my stock, I res pecj.fully invite the in spection of my goods. General Repairs of Watches, Clocks, Pistols, Sewing Machines, etc., promptly attendee to. 1 Orders by mail will receive' prompt attention. SFRONT ST., FORT BENTON. Next door to Hirshberg & Nathan's FEED STABLE 3 " RE-OPENED. E` BENTON STABLES Transient and Boarding Stock Solicited. CHAS. H. TAYLOR, Proprietor, DR. H. H. WYNNE, Helena, Montana, Eye. Ear and Throat Surgeon. Recently attendant upon the large Eye, Ear and Throat hospitals of Europe-Vienna, Berlin, Pa ris, London and 'Edinburgh. The eye, ear and throat a special and exclusive practice. Specta cles scientifically. fitted to the eye. Catarrh of the nose and throat successfully treated. office-=Jackson street. Strayed or Stolen. From the undersigned the following animals, viz: .One bay horse, branded Diamond B on left shoulder and 7 -on left hip; one appaloosa horse, branded V on left shoulder and P on left thigh; one bay pony, branded P on left thigh and anchor P on right hip; one bay horse, branded P on left thigh, white strip on face and one white spot on left side; one bay horse, branded P on left thigh, ,with white spot on each side of his neck and white stripe on face. A suitable reward will be paid for their return or for information leading to their recovery. BROADWATER, MCCULLOH & CO. CITY PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, M ain St., Near Baker, Fort Benton, - - Montana. OPEN DAILY FROM 9 A. -M. TO 4 P. M. T). DUTRO, Prop'r. Taken Up. Came to my ranch on the Shonkin about June, let, 1885, one bay mare, five years old, branded CV on left shoulder and the same on left thigh. Also one buckskin horse, three years old, with large brand, monogram HR, on left thigh. The owner can have the same by proving property and payizig for this advertisement. ..• HENRY W. NIEHOFF, Fort Benton.-M. T. LEGAL BLANKS. The following g iU a partial list of Legal' Blaniks kept in'stock by the RIVER PRESS at the usual prices: . Water Rights. Affidavits of Representation of Quartz Lodes. Mining Locations. Warranty Deeds. . Quit Claim Deeds. Mortgages. Deeds of Mining Claim. Notices of Location. Notices of Protest. Ranch Claims . Justice's Blanks, Also Notes, Drafts, Receipts, etc. Blanks of any ldescription printed on Slia e Rewtard.o aTlie above rieWard *iite pid for the delivery toth ownuot ofthe@ f4UloWing de Agb~lI& krsee. ~t~work hn~ps~ w t f opn"whe I aione £1886. 1886. Benton Transportation Co. T. C. POWER, Manager, 193, S. Water St., Chicago. JOHN H. CHARLES, Gen. Agent, ISAAC P. BAKER, Supt., Sioux City, Iowa. Bismarck, D. T. ROSEBUD, ROSEBUD. BATOHELOR, BATCOHELOR. HELENA. `ý _ HELENA. BENTON. BENTON, JUDITH, JUDITH. Will run on the upper Missouri between Bismarck and Fort Benton. during the present season. SFor rates of Freight or Passage, apply to T. C. POWER & BRO., Fort Benton, M. T. CHOTEAU HOUSE, FORT BENTON, M. T. S -o: Thoroughly Repaired and Improved :o BEST TABLE AND BEST ACCOMMODATION IN THE CITY. I' PzoRICES REASONIEB.LE. JERE SULLIVAN, Prop'r. W. J. MINAR, .DRUCCIST, 3 1 FORT BENTON, MONTANA. SDEALER IN \ Drugs, Notions, Toilet Articles, Perfumery, SPatent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Etc., Etc. . i.i. FINE CIGARS "i Of the choicest and most popular brands kept 5 constantly in stock. JOSEPH HIRSHBERG, The " Pioneer Clothier" of Fort Benton ! (At the old stand of HIRSHBERG & NATHAN.). - Wholesale and Retail Dealer in MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING, .Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Blankets, Quilts, Rubber and Oil Goods, Etc. tW LOOK -OUT FOR BARCAINS I °V2 -I - HAVE JUST RECEIVED from the East a fresh, large and complete stock of the above named Goods, all of which I have bought very low for Cash, and am therefore prepared to offer buyers better inducements than any other house in Montana. WI" The public are respectfully invited to inspect these goods and get prices. JOSEPH H-IRSHBERC,; Front Street, FORT BENTON. ems Betiveeni the Overland and Grand Union Hotels. Northern Pacific Railroad. -0 The only direct line between SAINT PA UL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or D UL UTH, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Teiritory, Oregon, British' ,Columbia, Puget Sound. and , Alaska. Express trains daily, to.which are attachedP.ull man palace sleepers and elegant dining cars. No change of cars between St. Paul and Portland on any class of ticket. JEmigrant Sleepers Pree ! The only all rail line to the Yellowstone Park "1.Mtontana Short Line'-Tiune Table. BILLINGS. Train arrives from east-Pacific exp. 8:25 a. m. u " " west Atlantic. . 7:00 p. m. Train departs for east " " 7:15p. m. " " west Pacific " 8:40 a. m. . IHBLENA. . . Train arrives from east Pacific exp. 7:25 p. m. " " '" west Atlantic "' 7:50n. m. Train departs for east " " 8:10 a. m. S" c" " west Pacific-'" 7:56 p. m. Pullman palace and dining cars run -through between St Paul and Minneapolis and Helena and Portland, on Atlantic and Pacific express trains. Time from Helena to Portland, 36 hours; St. Paul. 50 hours; Chicago, 67 hours, For full inforniation address G. S. FEE, 8. G FULTON, Gen Pass. Act.. St. Paul. Gen. Act iHfeena :' COXe 0E.ozL EOTFJL. MAPLE CREEK, . W. T. F rst fClass Accemm#odeations for t Travelin Public. A good StabrI ii b oib tltoniwlth the House. MERCHANTS' National Bank Of Helena. This bank succeeds the old established and well known banking house of L. M. Hershfield &, Bro. Authorized Capital, $500,000 Paid in Capital, - $150,000 President-L. H. HERSHFIELD. Vice-President-A. J. DAVIDSON. Cashier--AARON HERSHFIELD. Board of Directors: S. S. HUNTLEY, W. D. NICHOLAS, A. SANDS MOSES MORRIS, THOMAS bRUSE, D. H. WESTON CHAS. LEHMAN, L. .. HERSHiLiLD, A. J. DAVIDSON, A. HERSHFIELD. Exa~1hange on the commercial centers of the United states and Europe bought and sold. CoUeetitQs and all business entrusted to us receive prompt and thorough attention. Deposits received and intereest allowed on the same if left for a specified time. SBuy gold iand silver bullion, gold dust, ores territorial, government and county securities and warrants. Associate Bank: Bank of Northern Montana, Fort Benton M. T. Cans. a Kein have just received a large andvaured assortment of bs1. 'nes and is sult;:..