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0From Wednesday's Daily.
Mr. Culbertson s5iys it is pretty hard to
give up good money for bad these hard
Mrs. James A. Yore and children were
passengers on the .steamer Batchelor, en
route to St. Louis.
The steamer Batchelor took down sev
eral huedred beef hides and about fifty
tons of miscelianeous freight.
The steamer Rosebud was adv"ertised to
leave Bismarck on Monday, the Benton
on Wednesday and the Judith on Friday
of this week.
The new ferry boat is nearly ready for
laniiching. Th1e hull is about completed
and only the iron work is needed to put it
in good shape.
The Indian agent at Poplar creek is in
trouble. He has only held the position
six months and many charges have been
preferredi against him.
Eight thousand pounds of lime were re
ceived yesterday. Parties wishing any of
this article should inquire of Sam Hous
ton or at the produce market.
Evein if the "Kid" should get across the
boundary line he will not find a pleasant
asylum, owing to some trouble in which
he figured prominently at Macleod some
time ago.
A couple of letters addressed tb W. E.
Belcher, stock agent of the Canadian Pa
cific railway, were advertised yesterday,
which leads to the conclusion that he may
shortly be expected here.
Mr. F. D. Kingsbury, a nephew of A.
W. Kiigsbury; arrived on the Billings
coach this morning. He came out with
the thoroughbred bulls belonging to the
Shonkini Stock association.
Mr. G. E. Ingersoll mounted a horse
this morning which bucked worse than
any animal we have ever seen, but he staid
with the steed and remarked afterwards
that it was pretty hard riding.
Mrs. J. R. Wilton arrived at Gr.eat
Falls a day or two ago after having spent
the winter visiting friends in Kansas City,
Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Wilton will live on
their valuable claim near the Falls.
Mr. C. M. Lanning has just received a
:Barnes engine lathe, which can be oper
ated by foot power. Mr. Lanning is go
ing to give considerable attention to the
repairing of guns, and the lathe will be
just what is needed.
The officers are hot on the trail of Rog
ers, the forger. He took breakfast yester
day at the house of Pollite, on the Teton,
twelve miles from Benton, and the chances U
are that he will be caught. He will not
be safe even if he escapes across the line,
ps the offense with which he is charged is, s
we believe, one of the extraditable crimes. r
The Helena & Benton Stage Co. are do- a
ing a rushing business just now, particu
larly on the upper end. The coaches a
leave Helena loaded down every morning
and oftentimes they are not able to take
out all the passengers and express offered.
The drivers at present on the line are ex- ]
pert Jehus and attentive to every want i
of the passengers. Such is the universal t
verdict of the Benton delegation that re
cently made the round trip over the line.
An effort is being made in the Canadian (
parliament to have that portion of the I
charter of the Canadian Pacific railway
which prohibits any other company from
building fifteen miles of the boundary line I
revoked. A strong pressure is being
brought to bear, with what degree of suc
cess cannot be ascertained. The charter
of the company has been amended so
many times and rights given them which
were not originally contemplated, that the
friends of other enterprises hope, by per
sistent effort, to gain their point. We,
who reside in Fort Benton, are heartily in
accord with any movement which may
eventually bring about a result of so much
interest to us, viz; railroad connection
with the great northern transcontinental
From Thursday's Daily.
Mr. John H. Conrad and family will
visit Benton sometime in August.
T. C. Power & Bro. offer specially low
rates to all eastern points by the great
river route.
Sam'l C. Burd, of Choteau, has gone to
Fort Macleod to make arrangements ter
selling cattle.
Capt. Joe Todd will rustle the Rosebud
through in about ten days with the present
stage of water.
The assassin who killed the stage driver
near Glendatle in the attempt to holi up
the coach had not at last accounts been
Major, Rogers, chief locating engineer
of the Canadian Pacific, is a guest of the
Grand Central. He contemplates an early
trip to Butte.-Independent.
The steamer Rosebud left Bismaack yes=
ierday morning with two hundred tons of
B 4nton freight, and one hundred tons in
dian suppli:s for down river points.
Fred H. Thompson, a discharged sol
dier, late of Co. C, 20th infantry, Fort
Maginnis, was arrested at Helena a few
days ago for forgery,. He attempted to
raise $1,085 on foiged final paper:
H. P. Rolfe and family havee r
to Great Falls and wilt , tat.be; 3telr
future residence. Mr. Roel:te tassw'alua
tesian well a1out. 'ift-y feet 4eep. furnishes
Owing to the non-arrival of dry goods
not take plane j i Moppy jape,7th,5
when their large and vsire ntoek4.vil be
ready for public inspection. The genial
head of the dry goods department is mak
ing greater efforts than ever before to have
the display complete in every particular,
and to that end will spare no pains or ex
pense. The ladies of Fort Blenton and
surrounding country are invited one and
all to visit the store on.the occasion of the
W. O. Dexter will have a well boring
plant here in a few weeks and will be
ready to commence the sinking of artesian
wells in the vicinity of Fort Benton. The
experiment of boring for water has never
been tried in this locality and there is no
question but it would .have the effect of re
claiming lands on the bench, which have
hitherto been used only for grazing, and
will forever set at rest the mooted ques
tion, "can crops be raised on the high
bench lands?" That the soil is equal, if
not superior, to that in the valleys is gen
erally admitted, but the question of water
has deterred many from experimenting.
It is to be hoped that the river and har
bor bill will pass soon enough this year to
f enable the engineers to commence the
work of finishing dam Durage, the Shon
kin bar, and making some move towards
removing the obstructions from the river
at the Cracon-du-Nez. It is singularly
unfortunate that funds were not available
last fall. The entire season was taken up
in the construction of the d(redge and sonme
unimportant work between Fort Beiton
and Rocky Point. The season for work
continued through November, but opera
tions were suspended just at the time when
good, effective work could have been done.
We were informed to-day that an Indian.
has been seen packing off chickens which
he had caught by attaching a cartridge to
the end of a string and throwing it around
the neck of the chicken, shutting off- its
wind effectually. Owners of chickens
should see to it that their chickens roost
The Indians cut off the wind of range
cattle also with a cartridge, and have been
doing so since cattle took the place of buf
falo on the ranges, but the cartridge is not
thrown from the end of a string-rather
from the end of an improved gun, and the
genius of man has never evolved any
means of causing a fat beef to roost high
enough to be safe from the fatal indian
cartridge.-Stock Growers Journal 22d.
From Friday's Daily.
Wool sacks are in demand just now;
there are enough in town to meet all re
Joseph Conley, a workman in Mullan h
tunnel, was killed by a rock falling upon
him on the 25th inst.
Sheep shearing has commenced in the
upper country. Bynum Bros. commenced
yesterday and O. G. Cooper on Monday.
There seems to be a scarcity of sheep
shearers in this vicinity. The California
rustlers have not yet put in their appear
Edward L. Smith of this city has been
awarded the contract for supplying Fort
Assinaboine with 1,500 cords of wood and
350 tons of hay.
Of the thirty-four people living in Fort
Benton in 1863, only s;x are still residing
in this vicinity. Several others are scat
tered throughout the territory.
W. H. Schuyler, hospital steward at Firt
Assinaboine, has been transferred to the
department of Columbia. He arrived here
last evening en route to his new station.
I. G. Baker has been awarded the beef
contract at the Blackfeet agency, 800,000
pounds, at $3.44, and C. P. Keese at the
Crow agency, 1,200,000 pounds at $2.79.
The new stock of dry goods now on ex
hibition at I. G. Baker & Co.'s were se
lected with great care and at prices lower
than ever beore. Call and be convinced. *
Ben Short arrived from the Sweet Grass
hills last evening. He reports everything
quiet there, and water is scarce. The
miners are piraying for rain to enable
them to collect water enough to make a
good clean up.
The past five days 'have been regular
old-fashioned scorchers. The thermomne
ter at the signal ofice gives the following
l as the maximum temperature: On the
23d, 940; 24th, 941; _,25,th, _'80; 26th,
940; 27th, 930.
t Word has just been received from the
Coal Banks that the carpenters., have ar
rived there to put up the buildings for the
use of the officers and men who are' stht
tioned there during the sunmmer; also for
the accommodation of :troops and officers
on escort duty. We have been informed
that goodmness and sleeping .rooms will
be erected. The lumber is now on the
r ground and work will be commenced at
p oice.
Parties desiring to visit the east can ob
tain tickets ofT. C. Power & Bro. via the
r Great River A1bute at the following rates:
e To Chicago, irst class $53.20, second class
9 $36.55; to New York City, first class $73.
20, second class $53.55; to St. Louis, first
=class $60.35, second class $42.30.. These
af re the lowest rates ever given from Fort
- Benton, and the time is fully ias quick as
by any other route and far, more prefera
ble during the heat of sunmmer.
The Benton Transportation cdni a y are
now offering rare and 'specal .ni ements
to passengers, in thei ohy g tick
t fi via
trip doib it)# 5f ftpuki'nee tQ four
Sdays, Bento:- to Blsmarck, on one of ithe
Ssteapers otathe. I)?ieId fi,1a $20 to $40
thecheapest route.'- For tickets, rates or
Is further particulara 1w;ieo dessfJ
11 C.:?ower &B33, -Fort fienton, I.
beI steOat~r Rosebud 111i leave Bentpn
ie about June Ot. . .
An Incident of Bunchanan's Administra-.
tion--A Yacht in the Slave Trade.
At the ctommencement of the Buchanan
administration there was often seen on
Pennsylvania avenue a stout-built gentle
man, whose martial aspect and enormous
goatee betokened a decided character. His
full face, of rosy hue, showed that he
loved good living, and that his love had
not been unrequited, while a slight limp
observable in his-gait told of a duel in
which he had been wounded. The fre
quent salutations given an&returned as he
passed along left no doubt as to the ex
tent of his acquaintance with the very
mixed society of the federal metropolis.
Those acquainted with his history said
that he was a South Carolinian who had
served honorably in the Florida war, and
who had come to Washington to prosecute
a claim against the government and lay
siege to the trecsury of the United States.
Jacob did not Eerve Laban more faith
fully for Rachel. than the gallant Capt.
Corrie (for that was his name) served his
relatives and friends in the wearisome
-campaign.. Several successive winters
were passed in constant battle. Day and
night he discharged upon the congres
sional guardians of the treasury showers
of campagne and his volleys of oysters and
canvas-back ducks. The siege progressed
but slowly, yet he fagged not, but coritin
ued to make friends at the capitol and to
pelt the guardians of the treasury with
boned turkey and claret. Finally he c.r
ried the place by assault, and his clai;n
was passed. But alas! the gallant cap
tain found himself no better off than be
fore. The expense of the siege liad con
sumed all the fruits of capitulation. He
had enriched several of his relatives, but
he had well-nigh ruined himself.
Just then he disappeared from Wash
ington. A few weeks after, the New York
papers contained accounts of a noted
yacht which had been sold to Capt. Corrie,
but which was overhauled by Capt. Isaac
Rynders, then United States marshal,
upon information that she was to be used
in the slave trade. It seemed almost im
possible that a vessel so delicately fitted
up and so expensively ornamented should
be devoted to the unlawful traffic of the
"middle passage," and Marshal Rynders.
and, his deputies felt a sort of sheepish
mortification at having made .the seizure.
She consequently sailed away with flying
colors and the good wishes of the United
States officers, who had, while she was
under doubt, feasted from her sumptuous
larder. A few months later the astonish
ing intelligence was received that the
yacht Wanderer, Capt. Corrie, had landed
on Jeckyl island, near Brunswick, in
Georgia, 350 slaves, brought from the coast
of Africa. This announcement created a
great excitement at Washington, and sev
eral confidential agents were sent to Sa
vannah to ascertain the particulars. It
appeared that the negroes had been car
ried into the interior of Georgia, and some
sent to Alabama and Mississippi. Capt.
Corrie amassed quite a fortune by the im
portation of "wool and ivory," as the
negroes were sold at prices ranging from
$1,000 to $1,700.-Ben: Perley Poore in Bos
ton Budget.
Trying to a Poor Man's Nerves.
"I have had plenty of experiences cal
culated to try a man's nerve," said a friend
of mine. "I have 'sought the bubble repu
tation even at the cannon's mouth;' I led a
relief party into a caved-in coal mini, I
staid in New Orleans all during the yellow
fever epidemic, but I never was so scared
in all my life, never felt so great a respon
sibility, as one day in a quiet country,
street without another human being in
sight. It was this way: A friend of mine
who lived there owned a $22,000 trotter,
and he was taking him out with only a
halter on. He forgot something and gave
me the halter while he ran back..
"He did not return at once, and a sudden
start given to the horse by a piece of paper
blowing across the street made me realize
my position. I had at the other end of a
slender strap $22,000 worth of horseflesh
belonging to another man. At any mo
ment a sudden noise might cause the ani
mal to break away from me and dash him
self to death against the fence or in a
ditch. Even the discovery of my presence
might have that effect. I scarcely breathed,
and the perspiration broke in cold streams
all over me. I could not take my eyes off
the beast; I was fascinated by its face.
Every time it lifted a foot or moved a
muscle an involuntary shudder ran
through my frame. My friend was only
gone a minute or two, but it seemed an
age. When he returned I fairly forced the
halter' into his hand. 'Why, old fellow,'
said he, 'you're as pale as a ghost.' 7-Chi
cago News. - -
Tiaditionary Type -of the Romans.
There is no doubt the great Roman fam
ilies preserved .chatacteristic representta
tions of their early and even fabulous an
cestors, modelled in lineament and cos
tumes after some tradfiionary type, well
known to and immediately recognized by
the people at large, which are met with on
coins and medals and engraved gems, pre
cisely ~ss al: modern representations of the
Savior exhibit a particular - identity of
character, style and feature, which, though
not professing to be .genuine likenesses,
.are .still.formbd after some traditional
model of great antiquity.-Boston Budget.
An Antidote for Snake Poison.
Signor Farni, an African explorer, says
that in the regioni of the Kalahagi desert
every native; When he goes out huniting,
carries with him some dried poison glands
I of a snake. If he is bitten he immediately
introduces a small portion of - this stuff
near the wound, and goes to sleep. The
limb swells, but after two days it regains
its normal size, and the patient recovers.
- Animals are treated in the same way.-Ex ..
SNoticeable: Inerease of Suicide. .
Misery. and disappointed love are as
signed as 'the causes of a hoticeble in
crease of suicide in Par~.; .~T Aitriia an
epidemic' of sel.e.,4tUti(YI. hRas broken
e out among the wealthyl..Chicago Jour
t-'oiý; ig' he R.le Both Ways. i
One of the cute. things in the-wago sys-'
tem is that when a corpor~tionlf s ts down
wages 10 per eent..:ad -theirtrases wages
10 per cent., it has reaillymade a reduction
of 1 per cent.--Chicago Times.
e Light from- a Pound of Coal.
a Franklin institute tests -indicate that
one pound of coal 'burined undu ioo
boiler yields a light o tabwent tyfan=
'r nlesh thie, iansdecenit- electic system.
el The same weight of coal givea from the
ralked are light about 15i8-andles, only
r egihty b eeh li~ig sfbiiatvallable 'on ao
count of the .dshadig of arc lights. be
r rpiione pound of 'bit luinos coal
iouzrte4o sentee candles. -
- -n'Qelectrl
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An English Opinion of the English.
We have lived so long in the lap of
plenty that we have forgotten the art of
self-protection, and when any of the
normal emergencies of primitive civiliza
tion arises,: we are entirely at~ a loss
how to deal with them. The self-protect
ing instinct is, in fast, :perishing of
atrophy. ' England is tn danger of becom
ing the dodo of nation s Originally, the
fat, ungainly bird whose remains alone
attest its existence in the Mauritius, was a
vigorous and energetic bini, strong of
wing, alert, and capable of self-defense
and of preserving itself by its natural
faculties against its enemies.' But in the
course of time the dodeo was shut up in an
island inhabited by none of its natural
enemies, where it had nothing-to do all
day but sit and grow fat. And it ate and
grew fat accordingly, losing year by year,
some of its former vigor and faculty. :In
the absence of all external foes and the
abundance of food close at hand, its un
used pinions gradually grew less,- until
they were but senseless and ridiculous
remnants of wings. As the wings dwin
dled, the bird waxed fatter and fatter, until
at last it reached dimensions without.
precedent, and the dodo was enveloped
complete, a great fat, hulking monster of
fat and feathers, which was incontinently
kocked on the head by the first man. who
set foot on the island.
There are no dodos now, but the midd1e
class Englishmen is a biped not altogether
dissimilar to his feathered prototype. lHe
has dwelt so long in safety behind his
seas and his police, that the more rugged,
self-protecting qualities have died out
not past revival, fortunately, but so far
that he is at an enormous disadvantage
when suddenly called upon to face attacks,
against which; in a ruder state of civi
lization, every householder was prepared.
-Pall Mall Gazette.
What an Ornithologist, Saw.
On a Madison avenue horse-car in New
York an ornithologist saw ori the bonnets
of eleven women: First, heads and wing3
of three European starlings; second, an
entire bird of foreign origin; third, seven
warblers, representing four species; fourth,
a large tern; fifth, the heads and wings of
three shore larks; sixth, the wings of seven
shore larks and grassfinches; seventh, one
half of a. gallinule; eighth, a small tern;
ninth, a turtle-dove; tenth, a vireo and a
yellow-breased chat; eleventh, ostrich
An Omelet of Golden Eggs.
Miss Thursby received the money for
her memorial concert one morning in a
novel way. She was invited to a breakfast
by a number of ladies who had directed
the concert, and an omelet was given her
to serve. On cutting it she found that she
really had before her the famous golden
eggs, for the omelet was made of $20 gold
pieces. A crust of cotton separated them
from the real omelet above them. It was
rather an opulent sort of breakfast dish,
and was worth $2,300.-Chicago Times.
In Praise of Southern Alaska.
Governor Swineford, of Alaska, writes
to the government at Washington, that
the mercury at Sitka reached the lowest
point last winter at 14 degrees above zero.
He thinks that Alaska, in the near future,
wllt prove a most important addition to
the aggregate wealth of the nation. He
had never seen more luxurious vegetation
than he found in southern Alaska-as fine
potatoes, turnips, cabbages, and timothy
grass being grown there as are found in
eastern markets.--Exchange. -
Electricity Used in a Coal Mline.
Electricity has been -emhployed to cut
coal in some of the mines in Illinois. The
cutting is described as done by a chisel at
the end of a steel bar, fastened to a piston -
of soft iron in the middle of a cylindrical
coil of insulated wire, and the desired re
ciprocating motion is given to the rod by
reversing the current in the coils.-Frank
Tree-Planting to, Temper the Heat.
A medical lecturer in New York sug
gested that the great remedy for the rav
ages of excessive heat in cities is the plant
ing of trees. , He proposed that shade trees
should be planted one to every twenty-five
feet'in all the streets ;and avenues below
Central park.
The Tendency Toward Simplicity.
Some English political economists are
said to be getting frightened at the grow
ing tendency toward simplicity in the
dress of women. They'say that if women
sho~uld dress all alike, commerce would be
Alleged "fox hunts" with a paper trail
are the latest amusements introduced into:
anuta Barbara.
A Multitude of Ailments.
The ailments which afflict the kidneys an'
bladder are so numerous that meraly to name
them'would fill a space far outrunning the lim
its of this article. Suffice it to say that they are
both obstinate and d ,ngerous. To th-ir preven
tion Hostetter's Stomach Bit ers :s well adapted.
The stimulus which it lendis to the action of the
kidneys when. they are lethargic serve to:couen
teract a tendency in them to lapse, first, kit6 a
state of pernicious inactivity, and aieriWarde
into 6oie of positive organic disease, whli f soon
nestroys their delicate integuments, poisons the
blood and causes death. A double pu.pose is
served by this depurent. It promotes activity of
the kidneys, and expels im pu ities fiom the blood
which have no natural channel yf outlet except
those organs. Constipation, biliousness. fever
and ague. rheuma isnm and.-dyspepsia are also
remedied by this meligie e,ot thorough action
and wide scope
$25 Reward.
,The abgoie.'i ard will be paid' for the
recovergy'ofthe body of Edwin Walker,
supposed t'° have been drowned in the:
M:trias river in the vicinity of Fort Cgon
raso n April 26th. Address W. P. Turner
&tSonis, Fort Conrad, M. T.
Advice to MothOers
Mrs. Winslow's SoothigSyrup should
always be Used for chtidren teething. It
soothes the child':softens the gums, allays
all pain,. cures-windl colic, and is the best
remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents.
.a bottle.
By, June 15th, 1886, twelve good shleep
shearers.-. Must be 'willing - to do' godt
work in every, way. Price aid, thnj
cents per head . B t ,i ate 6f 5.a
cents. Aboiit,;12OOO; hee. ry'thear' . Ap
ply t . ."D. Patt'i~ b .i`: 'brt Benton,.or.
at the riftciton'the Shonkin..
Catarrh Very Bad.
I had Catrrh:very bad .and had to give
up ma. work. Ihad used everynthing. s9w
and nearly eat myF nose off with things tiat
did me nore injury than good' Some4of
Ehy'k Cream Balm was givrp mee, I tr rd
it., a week I respmed work;h i s
uprZ frJ&BIni MIste, Si Fran
C. .~~~
New Coaches The Shortest,
and Quickest
Reduced Rates. and Cheapest
First-class Route
Accommodat'ns to the AST
on this Line. - and SOTE,
$20 Fort Benton to Billings. Time, 46 Hours.
Direct connection with the NORTHERN PACIFIC R. R. at Billings. Through
tickets at reduced rates to all points East, and to and from Europe.
We are now making direct connections at Ubet for White Sulphur Springs,,
passengers should leave Benton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for this
point. We have reduced the fare Benton to White Sulphur Springs, $18.00; from
Benton to Maiden, $17.00; Benton to Maginnis, $18,.00.
1886. Spring Announcement !! ! 1886.
The Only Reliable Leaders of Fashion!
- -
The Latest Styles Just Received.
Desiring to maintajiri and increase our well known reputation as-.
The Clothiers of MYfontana!
We have bought the' largest, finest, and most varied assortment of
Men's, Boys' and Children's. Olothing,
ever shipped to Northern Montana, which we propose selling at prices
to suit the masses. Only first-clash goods will be offered to the trade,
and our prices will be as low as those of inferior goods offered by
unprincipled merchants..
All .goods warranted, No goods misrepresented4to effect sales.
GANS & KLEIN - - - Fort Benton, M. T.
• .,
The ".ONE PRICE " Clothier,
Has opened the campaign with the finest and best selected stock of Spring
and Summer Goods ever brought -into the market. On our
banner are enscrolled the n'agic words:
All Goods as represented, or Money refunded I
An inspection of our stock and prices will convince the most skeptical that
the place to buy Clothing is at
A. NATHAN'S, The "ONE PRICE" Clothier,
Masonic Building, Front Street, Fort Benton.
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery,
Cinsent and Seneca Root.
101, 103 4 105 Second St. North, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Shipmrne.s' Solicited. Write for Circulars.
Manning, Harding & Martin
. . 4C _ 9 +- - M .
. ';/ '' , " ' ". .. , . . . . . . . . . . .
Liberal advances made on Cons ignr.tI . SiSght Draft
" with original Bill of Lading sattached.
I b1ougat , : Is MANUFACTURER OF
t- - Harness and Saddlery:
SBuggy and Team Harness of
S every description.
• ..i'i":.. i: OF EVERY KIND.
i Giv r,. a cal. bfore purchasing elsewhere.
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