M.A.'CIOEH CONiSOLID ATIOT
George Steell & Compa ny,
D EALERS -:- IN-:- GENERAL-:- VERC HANDISE,
WE HAVE A FINE DRY COOD; NOTIONS ETC. General Merchandise. CROOEIESa.lPROVISIONS. Ite.
And varied assortment of Ladies' THE benefit of our consolidation is very apparent in this depart- wONSUMERS kntheref ow the value of strictl yo ur and C sh gon.
ane Gents' Furnishing Goods ment and no one can afford to miss the opportunity we now offlr We say without fear of contradiction, that we have the largest assort- t we otherefore feel confident of securing y'our Isot of
such as them to purchase goods at such remarkably low prices. Our stuck mont of these important goods in Northern Montana, and have die nothing but the best. Our stock cn4ists in part o
consits in part as follows- better facihties for handling them. We can fill
de Fine Lace Ties, Fnyour order any thing in this line from a
h' F : Cufst. Pine Silhs, Velvets, Satilns, Threshing Machine to a Needle.
L.ight and Heavy Under- Dress Goods, Lanoe, Fans Parnsols, Millinery, Rihbons, Gloves, At Prices Which Utterly Defies Competitors. FRESH - CALIFORNIA - GOODS
clothing. Hosiery, and many other articles. hd Retail.lf theatteon cnsum t that e' .
d at Wtoapete ulwithanyotthenrn of usrgo cins fe errir
fiigPrioes very reasonablems We call your attention to our Notion Department G ds at o esaee an aic. lcompete with any other house in the Territory
.*, GEORGE STEELL & COMPANY, - - - - SUN RIVER, MONTANA.
Sun River Sun.
Pouwsas»Evaar TUVmDATr NYv Ta
Sun River Publishing Company
On the Downward Trail.
One would naturally suppose from
the following from the Sun that Bel
knap had.seen its brightest days:
"'The Sun was started as a tri
w dkly on the 18th of May. At that
timai Belknap was a pretty lively busi
ness place, with good prospects for a
better future. One reverse, however,
has followed quickly upon the heels
of another and changed the situation
t ' We have struggled four
a , de of adverse cir
o and now come down
'raeefully to a weekly issue, to be in
arm-ony with the times and the man
j~jff hopeople in the slow growth
ais tion. It is doubtfi if any
tudi b aisthe Northwest has over
been assailed so violently by misfor
tmuis ap l p ,ittle Belknap.. Not
mnly at home has it been subjected to
the most dire troubles, but abroad it
sed about and
bees brj ut the work hse been
1 d the country ip pretty
Maids~~ still In' it -ew
weeks the situation may be differont,
us the sineo are now being pcnend
with mee6 virgr than many arc aiaro
t, saiLd it i pr9bald that out'iral
will fall into the hands of partieos who
iwt.starVrt it .into a wagon road
roxd without delay. We look to bet-1
Oi times soon. If they do not come,
this entire section may foldthe imagi
nary tent and steal away.
• a Woman Puts on Shoes.
When a woman has a new pair of
shoes sent nome she performs alto
.get h" different from a man. She
never shoves her toes into them and
S.a k and hauls 'until she is red in
1lpfa 0z4 all out of breath, and
i . piaband kicking around,
1 thlem on part wayvery care
ully, twitches them off again to take
a last look and see if she has got the
right one, pulls them on again, looks
t.. "udrsmingly, says they are
ji a thenb takes another look,
, ,I! d y to smooth out the
. w.sl. around and surveys
how loo they arel" looks at them
asqumare in front, works her feet
so they won't hurt her qunite
ie much, takes them off, looks at the
la.ehs.thb' toe, the- bottom, and then
inside, plt them on again, walks up
cud down the room once or twice, ro
.mays to herbetter half that fbo won't
hrirbthem at any price, tilts down the
mnrrr so she can see how they look
to am. mible' direction, and
- her neck trying to
.s.e _ .they loot from that wy,
lmeks o,.aep up again, takes thi y
or forty well looks, says the make
hh-es.r4 o 'wful big and wil never
do the world, puts them off and on
tbh,_q* nr tlmes more, asks her
hi hat he thinks about it and
lu no attention to what he anye,
ts throuah it all again, and finally
she wl take them. It is a very
simple matter, indeed.
epeuliritles of Hand-Shaking.
the' different modem of shaking
han's will delineato human character
. 'tnaq any single not can do, and
many peouliarities of different per
sons may be noted in the performance
of this social custom. Who would
expepb to get a handsome donation-
of donation at all--from a man who
will give two fingers to be shaken,
and keeps the others bout as upon an
'itching .palm 7" The hand coldly
held out to be shaken and drawn
n s aq ..oon as it decently imay
a' cold, selfish character,
fi'tl haAd who seeoks yours cor
dially, and unwillingly relinquishes
its ,warm clasp, gives a token of a
arn disposition, and of a heart full
of moplat y for humanity.
1'Mew much that is in the heart can
be made to express itself through the
aujuey of the fingors I Who, having
Ul~feUOJIWgt)y"e$e o ý by.lo, a
Irr of the hand from at dying
ted whe. the touiii& has ceased to
6(IrtW . a.p bof the hanmd i
s warmth and ardor, while i
itt, laxtouch without it grakl indi
Ptm O the Ppposito characteristics. In
Sgrasp of persons with hIrgo
t generous minds, there is a
"wol- ' expression most refresh
i table to kindred spirits,
ibt' ; an presents you with a
few cold, clammy, lifeless fingers, feol
!g very muoch like a dead fish, and
c* 'you to do all the shaking, it
.l. ntarally make you think of the
E66Itl-n.8 other cheerful things.
.-:. to this style there is a
Labit Aoang a rude class of giving
your hand a crushing grasp, which is
often most painful. In thltse cases
there may be gront kindness and at
'"strong" a'Tetion, but it is as crude as
it is hearty.
If the grasp is warm, ardent and
vigorous, so is the disposition. If it
is cool, formal or without emotion, so
is the character. If it is magnetic
and animating, the disposition is the
the same. As we shake hands so we
feel, so we are.
How Poker was Saved in the West.
Poker was the glory of Califor.ina,
and San Francisco in particular. To
endeavor to regulate this great game
so that it should have rules that could
be pointed to as official interpreta
tions of the mysteries surrounding it,
official action became necessary, be
cause the untraine.l minds of ama
tours were begiunin3 to get very
muddled over the values of different
hands, and there was danger that the
confusion would increase, and a hope
less corruption of the great game
wotld result, if prompt action was
not taken. In 1874, howevwr, Sau
Francisco arose to the occasion, and,
through the oard of supervisors,
psHeOd a law which forever put a stop
to strife, and which saved th greant
gamo of poker fromutter ruin. This
Taw which stands now on the statute
book under the head of section 816,
roads as follows:
"Every parson who, at the game of
'poker,' or who, on betting on at hand
of cards, as a 'poker hand,' sh ill, by
c !laim, pretense, or representatio 1 that
three or four cards of the same suit
beat three aces, or threes of any kind,
obtain or take any money, personal
property, or valuable thing, with in
tent to cheat and defraud, shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
shall be punished accordingly."
Since that day, when our board of
supervisor laid down the law which
should stand until time is no more,
poker has boon a scientific game, to
which are brought great talents, great
experience, great patience, and great
skill. The beard of supervisors s edI
poker from ruin.
A Severe Hurt.
While three cavalrymen were riding
down Heleon avenueo towards the base
ball grounds yesterday afternoon the
horse ridden by one of them- a frac
tious and not well-broken animal- -
took the bit in its tooth and darted
down.tho road at its best speed. On
approachin the place where the base
ball game was in progress the rnan
way collided with a wood haulers
team, standing in the road, and the
rider (Sergeant McCafforty, of Co. A.
Second cavalry) was thrown to the
ground with gro.t violence. In fall
ing he struck the end of the wagon
tongue, and the iron upon the end of
the tongue out open his left thigh for
a distance of about six inches and al
most to the bone. Tho injured man
was picked up sonseless and placed in
an ambulance, in which ho was
brought up to the hospital. It is not
known ais yet whether ho has receiood
internal injuries or not. Helena In
About 125,000 elephants are annu
ally killed in Africa to supply the
-Berlinders believeo that the truth
about the health of the emperor is nlot
A bill has been introduced in the
senate offering a reward of ti1(0),000
to anybody who shall discover the
cause of yellow feovr amid a preventive
of it, or a preventive without the
A negro farmer at Ivredriekbch nrg,
Va., set fire to his stbble a lfew days
ago, ntid was almost frightened to
death at the number of terrilic explo
sions which followed. lElevoe old
boiinshells which had hInu thoro for
twenty years had exploded.
Captain George A. Porkins, of the
United States t.avy, is said to he its
wealthiest oflicer. ,He possesses,
through his wife, a ortuneo of $7,00,
i00.' "M ArI ki n: s ftlO #! dinitdllol of
thoe lute William 1Vf. eld, .Brf osten,
the wealthiest malan at the tilme of his
death in N~ow England.
The method of disposing of the
dead practiced ninmnoug srmvo of the
Indian tribes of Br'itish C(oltuitlin, is
to plute the body in tan old clttoe or
an old hollow log mattde to resemtlllo
one, onl which is stciure.d a cover, Ialso
out from Ia tree trtunk, This wooden
strcoplhtutgus is rttis.d upon stoutt
polts, anid i. usually t e founld oil
I the shore of oe lno a,- or river. The
British Colitntljt l'lhianll like those
of the tlgeiu4t Somuld colultry, live
nlmtiily on fish, clam anid mii us:;ls,
and sltend iutch of their ti me on
water in tl:hr .rweenl pt iii.u.t as.
Ta'h 'Fitehi Laae at TrInldad.
(Uniteo I Matear C n it l ',-. I rs I 1 0o'*.
I visited the so-caeold 1'i oh lake,Trini
dad, Sept.130, I.:2, lan:.liin por a tamier
at La Brea, on the west co.tat of T'ini
dad, about furty miles south of the
port of 1'ort-o.:-Spain. The lake in
question is situated labout one and one
half milts from tn as!.ort'. There i: a
gentle atemnt of 1.10 feet from
the shore to t' lake. '1 l:
named "lako" is a m:wnoms r, if we
understanl by the t rml acavity contain
ing a liqu'd. I he cont ,,ti of this
cavity, or upptp.sed c.tvity, is a con
crete, .l:ghtly fltxilu mass of pitch;
it Is a level plain, on wuielh budles, and
patches of vegetablo forma'los, anti
pools of witor are soon here andt ther.j
over the sarf:ce. There is no dilliculty
in walking or w.id' g over it from end
to end, cr fronm side to side. Tie shape
of this plainis a sor: of ellipse or ovoid.
The water in the lools is rain-water,
having a slight iron tasto.
Arriving on the platean I found
first, a unml or of cteslnut-colored fe
males washing and bleao:hing linen, and
in other parts a number of two wheelod
carts, drag u each by a s!ng'e horse, in
the act of I eing loaded w:th pitch.
Seattercd here a:d thero over the sur
face were to be seen dark, yellow
brown colored me.I wit' p!okaxes dig
ging out largo clods of pitch, which
boyu gtthered out f tn the pit and
piled up for the ca: tors. The pitch at
almost every blow of tl:e pickax broke
off with a resinous fracture qnite easily.
Inch lump of pitch exhibited air cavi
ties of the si:.o of a pigeon's egg,
larger or small r. I was .nformol by
the diggers'thiat t'ioy never dig deep
nough to find the pitch soft aid
plastic; but they case. ted that inthe
course of a conuphl of days the cavity
which they had dug would be again
level with the s~irrounding pl. in. This
assertion, I think anst be taken with
considerable rcsar .ti, n.
A. 'T. Kt9'itwrt'" Method.
i1ikue or Argyle.]
Wh m I was in 'ew York, a few
years ago, one of the sights which wis
pointed o:t to mi was a house of great
siae and of greatbo. tty, both in respect
to material and i o.kn;,nship. In these
respects at lea t, if no" in its architec
ture, it was equal to any of the palaosm
which ara owne I by private citizens in
any of the richoet capitals of the Old
World. It was built wholly of pure
white marble, a:nd the owner, not
having been a tt:stiod with any of the
marbles of America, had uoue to t!heo
pxpcnse of importing Italian marble
for the buildimng. This beautiful nad
costly house ai, I was further told,
the property of a Hcotchman who had
emigratoed to Amiripin with no other
fortune and no other cspital than his
own gaoo brains.
HIe had bogun by rolling ribbons,. By
selling cheap, nt.l for ready money
but always also goods of the beos
quality, he had soon so inire I a r.,p:la
tion for dealings which were eminently
advantsgcous to those who bought.
nut those who Lhought were the pliblic,
and so a larger andi larger portion of
the public be.aie eagor to eouare the
advantage. of this exceptionally mod
erate and honest dealer. With the in
dustry of his race lihe had also its thrift,
and the constant turning of his capital
on an over-increaiung scale, coupleo
with his own 1:m1iited expenditure, had
soon led to larger and larger. savings.
T'Iher, again, had been judiciously in
vested in promot ng overv public under
taking which pro:l 'sd atdvant.tge to
his adopted couitrv, andi which, by
fIlfilling that Iro.unso, coild alone be
come rolnunctrative. .lal so, by a
process wviich, in overy stop of it, was
aln oeminsoit eswrvico to the community of
which he was a number, he boecau:o
what is cdlled It miilionuire.
Hastie & Fellers.
11. O. Addrs
Itacllall I, T, rill
liar lt i
O (n left ribs.
'4I1t O tic -S -
Miii, f0iiI i
W. P. Turner & Sons.
Yearling Bulls For Sale.
Also owners of th following brnndnS:
Son lift rinb.
WT on left sh,,nh.dr.
W on loft shouldrr
IAN(J'N(--Mnrino Vd hIy.
1'. 0. Adldrcs.r-ort ('onrud. vin Ft. Benton.
Will H Clarke
It t.ou Sun Iliver
Al.*o lwner of MhIrnnc on left shoul.lter
Well brouken wl'addcle hla.., drnnm h nd bnl.yr
tenlnln uhnay oin hand :utl lt*u lflo . Mu l, lp. ('or
r.'ijmndnc., nwhlclted. .kcldr.ns A. (i. ('., tl:in,
ur 'WILLA II.('I.AIIKI,. Iui[,u.L.
hIt.NGI : Southi Fork Siun lvr.
1'. O. Addres, Ir:lrrence, M r
Il i',w;-'eIt Furk Smith livu r
PI'un.0 lice .\Addre--L'lidhi, M T
F 8 Goss,
1' U Addreusý.·
()wvncr of tfil
I lloroo r.,nd.
Ellis 8& Berkenbule.
riess, tinsRive. r
DUN on l,4t rib. Iijd
Nt a liii.ar
N'111 left ]1111).
Io' c, tkll·~i·
- lilurk.Iix ti
I Aidnail liii dsIo i hv'onl ijw
(iwnir of L bitni u'Viflift~~ It fs ow
Snyder & Jones.
eon( O 153~'( ntl.
JI.t uIi-- ly ul
ia. Li It rftI -
brlanl" crop --f
tI1f1. i i lityh"
Snyder & iJones.
%AllmPout Ofbfrr ni,.
it I li a'1 . Smoth
nobe I harrdvu
Organized November, 1882.
C. A. 3nOADWATD, ........ President.
A. G. CLARKE,.......Vice-President.
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
Paid Up Capital ............$250,000
Surplus anud Profits..........85,000
S. 0. ASHRY, V. F. POTTR, N. H. WEBSTER,
IIERMAN OANS, S. H. ('ROUNIE, II. F.
OALEN, R. D. ItARItSON, C. W.
CANNON AND A. H. WILDER,
OF SAINT PAUL, MINN.
TFire Insrauce. Fire Ilsurance
insurance which means indemnity in
case of loss.
T. A. Cummings & Co.
FORT IKNTON, MONT.
Inur.omn-, offtIottl in li, follwint ('-l.npniens.
'Ylu oul.,( t, most relii), I.tnd h est
ko,.wn In the world.
Queen of Liverpool,
Hartford, North British
and Mercantile, Phosnix
of London, City of London,
West ern, of Toronto, South
British and National, Com
mercial of California.
Total assets over X40,000 000.00.
Privtw dwellllna, and art o raiki it rvelclty.
J. P. Dyas, Esq., Agron(for u.uu itlor.
1:. C. Roosevelt,
Dr'nlar in all kinds of
WALL PAPER A SPECIALTY.
'Ot)IT DENTON, - MONTANA.
L, S WELLS,
And al tl AI tnl a nt ind inper drawn AIlt
Authorinzdtoutake Final Proof In Land Oases.
Also to Naturalize citizens of Fori~;lgn BiDlrth.
hn tMvn S tori, Sun itiver. It. T.
W I.- hav rplnrol no cxlpvnsi in the tittlng top of
thiunIhiv ,i fant ile I 1, whio h Is situatei i di
revily over our munmullliloth store room
We have complete new Scenery, made expressly
stc'ge 4 c27,
Soating Oapaoltyr, 0OO
Without question oli t t pubno li haull In the
('oriiieivcrl nio i ol|,dfit, I'tiln .lsillP grs, Leo.
Turor anll Ii rlitos loturlt.it (/iuirwt, reisi i
able Addrios, DYA8 &MURRAY.
of um tltr oiJ l vlmloaltJ V iihI t omm Slty lot hi will
First Class Bakery,
----. PIt. -ES -...
Bread, Pies, Cakes, Etc. con.
ctantly o0 hand. *
(r rr,~ t Jloudsoon Freer.
Post Traders and. Dealers in
Fort Shaw, Montana,
Have on hand na large and varied stock of Goods bought for CASH
anti which we offer "at Bottom Prices. Our stock
consists in part of
Stale a P cy Grocerin,
D17r oods, Nolons, Boots and Shoes, Clothin, lardware, Stoves and Tlnwari, G1
AmmnalUot Wooden Ware, Crockery Glass, Lamps, Harness ani
Saddlery, Wool Sacks all Twine, eats and Wagon Sheets.
Consisting in part of ihe Celebrated Wood Self-Binders and iow.
ers Tiger Bakes, Sulky, Gang and Walkng Plows, Harrows, Wlled
harrows and Pumps.
We are agent for these celebrated wagons, which are conceded to ll
the best wagons made for the Western country. We respect
fully invite our old friends and patrons to give as a
call and examine goods, and prices. Respt.,
Feb. 0, '84. J. H. McKnight & Co.
WIIOLENALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Harness, Chaps, Fian Cal1frnia Spurs, Bitts, &c.
All goods warranted as ropresented and sathtisfaon guaranted o
JUDITH BASINA, lf3nt. T., Julyl., 159
Mn. WVs. (GL.rsxt ,.Furt Onnton. SI. T.
DIAt BSn:--WV the undcrral .d (ctw n heOf O the J iath Illn, huring nrAd your sadcbUn for te
ant y*nr, find th' n fnrr tnrir o l othiwr for durnbility, and workmanship and fur being tI
IH.(owe . re lrsI.rw.tr. (thurhs iBrwstor, Perry W1Vntfull Jam.s iowtrdu .Yoihn ('amlpMll,
Jim Smith, Jesse Pheiwm, David S. Phlps, Ed Oteinn, E. Mwtvt, SLm ('amp.ul, Wim w
.ye'Ord"er by mall will receivn prompt attontion. Send for price lint antd photoe of usadtlt.
Saddles to order a specialty. Fort Benton, Mnt.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF HELENA, BIT.
Paid-Up Capital .................................$3800,000
Surplus and Profit ................................ 2;0,000
Individual Deposites ............................2 ,000,000
Government Deposits............................. 100,000
T. A. HAUSER, President, DIRECTORS;
A. J. DAVIS, Vice-Pres. S. A. Houser, A. M. Holter, J. M1. Ming.
E.IW. KNIGHT, Cashies. E. W. Knight, T. . Kloeizschmnidt, Join
T. H. Kleinschmidt, Asst-Ca C Curtin, R. L. Hamilton, C. P. Hligdin
A. J. Davis, H. M. Parchoen. T. G. fower
Associated Banks: lit National, Fort Bonton. MIlsscia Natlral,, Mll"ult,
Slit National, Butte.
Total Capital and Surplus, $750,000
A General Banking Business Transacted.
8TURROCK & LANG,
Universal Stoves, Ranges
and House Furnishing Goods
Tiunmrs' Supplie5 a Speciatlty.
AGENTS FORTHE BOYTON HOT AIR FURNACES.
SEole Alenrts ftr the Celebrated. ouokeye Force Pumps
Heat in the World.
Masonic Temple, EENA MONT
Oar. Main a Ediwards.t 8O
"Elacolernitl [<dc] T' ragon Whop,
E. F. WATS0 , Prop.
Would announce to the puolic that he is prepared to do all
kinds of Blacksmithing for Ranch and Stock men.
No time spared to do a good Job.
SiU River, - Moninu
@ Billiard Parlor,
Of Kelley & Robertson,
Will be found a line nt;Eortnment of wiuc5, liquor alnd cigars.
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