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VOL. I, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1887, NO, 1 RAVAGED BY; FIRE. One Hundred Buildings Destroyed in Hurley, Wisconsin-The Loss is Heavy. HURLEY, Wis., June 29.-A fire broke out here Monday, and destroyed Silver street, the principal thoroughfare of this a city. At noon four or five business-blocks a of the city had been swept away. The r fire then worked towards the Lake Shore depot, but was finally brought under con trol. Five blocks of builaings were re duced to ashes. The loss is estimated at *$700,000. NO LIVES LOST. MIILWAUKEE, Wis., June 29.-A special f dispatch to the Evening Wiseonsin from Hurley, says: "The burned district em braces Silver street from Fourth avenue to the river. Fully 100 buildings were destroyed, and many people rendered homeless. No lives were lost. The fire broke out in a rendering house of a man ufactory, owned by the Gogebec Ware house Company. Iurley is a young, thriving town which has sprung upin the Gogebec iron region1 in the nortwwest of Wisconsin. It has, or had, a fine hotel and is the business t center of a large portion of the mining region. Murdered for Revenge. ClIcAGo, June 29.-News reachedt Ozark to day of a foul murder committed in DIouglass county, Missouri last Thurs- t day. Pemberton Iluntless, while on his way to the mill, was shot and instantly killed by an unknown assassin in ambush. 1 Suspicion rests on a man who received a whipping from Bald Knobbers last year, and the motive of the assassin is supposed to be revenge. The greatest excitement prevails in the vicinity of the murder and the farmers are said to be working their crops in squads, being afraid to work alone. President Irwin Retires. ClrcAn;o, June 29.-At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Ex change bank, President Irwin tendered his resignation and earnestly urged that it be accepted. This was done and Vice- 1 President Downey will be elected to fill the place. The utmost confidence is ex pressed in Mr. Irwin. Iis reasous for i withdrawing was that his connection with the board of trustees might impair public confidence in the bank. An assessment of thirty per cent wasordered levied to cover 1 any impairment of the capital stock. Oil Employes on Strike. PHILADELPHIA, June 29. tThe striking oil men made a move yesterday, which, if successful, may result in a general strike of all employes of the Standard oil com pany throughout the country; over twenty thousand men would be affected. The strikers held a meeting yesterday which passed resolutions calling on the manu facturers committee of the Standard oil company to investigate their grievances. In case of their refusal the strikers will appeal to all employes of the Standard oil company to come to their aid. An Officer Reinstated. WARRINGTON, June 29.-An order was issued from ,e war department to-day by direction of the President restoring to the army Maj. Benjamin P. Rinkle, retired, who was struck off upon the judgment of the court of claims. This judgment was reversed by the United States supreme court May 27. He will be placed upon the rolls as never having been legally separated from the army. No Contract Labor. NEW YORK, June 18.-CollectorM agone to-day investigated the case of the French silk weavers who landed at Castle Garden Sunday, and ordered that they be sent back to France, in accordance with the act of congress prohibiting the importation of contract labor in the United States. Itap pears the weavers were under contract to work for Jersey City silk manufacturers. Not Killed at All. ST. PA.L, Minn., June 29.-Robert Graham, who was reported killed by In dians in Montana, has reached Regina in Northwest Territory. He left Bell, his compaion. who was also reported killed at Fort Buford where he way de layed with stock by the breaking of a cable ferry overthe Missouri. May Join the Knights. CHICAGO, JTune 29.--It is stated that Dr. McGlynn intends to become a Knight of Labor and work here for it part of his time at least. This announcement .creates great feeling among the radical element of the Knights who see that Fat.her McGlynn is a man of great force as: .ainst Mr. Powderly. Pension Defrauders. -B ro-xAfs), N. Y., June 29.--John Ludlow and Dr. Robert N. Miles of Elmira were arraigned before United States Com mpissioner Hall to-day, on a charge of de frauding the pension offiee at Washington ,of $3,000. They were committed, being unable to give bail. The Judith Coming, FORT BENTON, June 29.--[Special tothe Tribune].-The steamer Judith arrived a Coal Banks at 1:55 p. m. to-day. The Sweet Grass Mines. The brothers William and Hank Hagan arrived the other ntight from the Sweet Grass mines after a load of provisions for themselves and other miners. They report an excellent supply of water for mining purposes. There are fifteen or twenty different companies of men at work, all of whom are taking out from five to ten dol lars a day in gold to the hand. All the va'uable mining ground is claimed and worked by owners. Fred Barnes and George Walker have brought a ditch I on their ground, a distance of a mile and I a half from another creek, constructed a reservoir, and for a part of the time have been working their claims nights and by the hyaraulic process. Good quartz has , been found but no effort has been made to develop the quartz leads yet, owing to the fact that titles can not be procured 1 until the reservation is thrown open. The Sweet Grass miners draw all their supplies from Benton.-River Press. GENERAL NEWS.R A Democratic powwow is rumored in Washington. John Sugland, Brattleboro, Vt., murder er, hung himself. Syracuse, New York, unveiled a sol diers' monument recently. James M. Webb, an uxoricide, was lynched at Kuscuisko, Wis. Wisconsin university will hereafter teach Hebrew and Sanskrit. Beaudet & Chinic, wholesale hardware, Quebec, have failed for over $200,600. S. N. Bridge broke his nose on a defec tive Oshkosh sidewalk and got $1,800. The recent rains were not enough for the logging business on the Chippewa. Slosson, the billardist, visited Patti in Wales, but Nicolini was jealous and he left: The National Gpera Company has ar rived in New York and is kicking for salaries. The American Exchange bank (,f Chi cago lost $298,000 by the Cincinnati Fidel ity bank. George P. Smith, Chicago, was elected president of the Patriotic Sons of America. There is a good deal of speculation in San Francisco over the shipment of arms to Honolulu. A. C. Lang, who got away from Mus kegon, Mich., two years ago with $30,000, has bee captured. J. E. Dowling, Boston. who killed a milk peddler, has been found guilty of murder in the first degree. Tomahawk, Wis., a lumbering town, is bulling a new dam with a boomerage capacity esf 300,000,000 feet. The big Springfield, Ohio, reaper firm, Whitely, Foster & Kelly, have failed, but the factory will be run by a receiver. The bondsman of Harper and Hopkins, of the Cincinnati Fidelity bank, have given them up, and they are behind the bars. Mrs. Cleveland says she will visit Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and "other western cities" with her husband in October. Negotiations are pending for the re moval of the United States Rolling Stock Company, of Urbana, Ohio, to Decatur, Alabama. Matthew Gurnee, a wealthy brick man ufacturer of Havfrstraw, New York, died after a week of great suffering from hydrophobia. Van Vranken, an old and wealthy citi zen and an elder in the Presbyterian church, at Marshalltown, Iowa, was swin diled out of $2,000 in cash by an ancidnt confidence game. Brick Pomneroy has preferred charges to the commissioners of hospitals against the management of the New York govern ment hospital, alleging drunkenness, de bauchery and incompetency. Prof. A. H. James, for the past fourteen years connected with the Columbia Uni versity, Washington, has been appointed superintendent of the Indian schools for the district of southern California. Prof. Elisha Gray's new discovery is called autotelegraphy. It :is claimed that it will be possible by this inventian to write upon a sheet of paper and have an autographic fac-simile of the writing re produced by telegraph 300 miles away. The Largest in the Country. HELENA, June 29.-James Shields, col lector of internal revenue, left last night for Salt Lake City, to take charge of the internal revenue office for the territory of Utah which has been added to this district. He will place a competent deputy in charge and continue to make his home in Montana. The Montana district now in cludes Montana, Idaho and Utah, and is the largest district in the union, It is larger than the whole of the original thirteen states of the republic. Coming. HELENA, June 29.--Col. Broadwater has received the following telegram from Superintendent Eagan of the Manitoba: "The end of the track last night was forty three miles west of Fort Buford, making it 185 miles west ot Minot. We are now are averaging four miles per day." Horses Restored. ST. PAUL, June 29.-Indian Agent Polk. ington has telegraphed to Regina an nouncing the successful mission of a Can adian deputation to Montana, to recover one hundred horses stolen from Red Crow, chief of the Bloods by a party of Gros Ventres. Showed Ability. WAsnBIHerox, June 59.-At the com mencement exercises of Georgetown col lege, C. B. Power a son of T. C. Power of Helena, Montana, was awarded a special prize for proficiency displayed in an ex amination on the Ades and epics of Horace. WATER ABUNDANT. The Sinking of the Artesian Well f Crowned With Success-Utah's Well Experinece. In April the Great Falls townsite com pany began to sink a well on the bench I lands on the north side of this city. The work has been carried on persistently des pite the resistance which the sand stone strata gave to the boring machinery. The well is now about two hundred feet deep. ' Water was found and has risen to within i twenty feet of the surface. The well will be deepened in order to secure a stronger flow of water. This experiment has been undertaken to determine if water could be found plentifully on the bench lands for irriga tion and general purposes. The success attained so far is encouraging and corres ponds with the indications that abundance of water may be found in and around this city which has also a limitless supply in the Missouri river and the Giant spring. Recent experiments have also shown that crops will flourish cn the bench lands without irrigation, so that Great Falls would have been all right whether water s was stored beneath the surface or other wise. The experience of Utah is interesting r in connection with this subject. There the sinking of artesian wells has become an important industry, giving employment to many men, while the more important feature is that of supplying good water to districts almost worthless heretofore, be cause of the lack of water. It was only ,r two or three years ago that such wells were proven practicable through the ef forts of a few persons driving pipe down n till a body of water was tapped. Such e wells are now flowing in all the promi nent valleys, and in some localities they are located pretty well up on the slopes near the base of the foothills. In the lower part of Salt Lake water is tapped at from twenty-five to two hundred feet in depth, owing to locality, and at a cost of - about fifty cents per foot in purchase of piping and sinking. In many places it d costs less to get a flowing well of good , water, than to get an open well only a few feet deep, with inferior water seeping in. Already the number of flowing wells in n Utah has reached into thousands, and in 5 many districts the men who engage in sinking hem are kept constantly busy. With suitable pile driving machinery, made light and portable, a good force pump to wash an opening below the pipe, and cheap drills with pipe rods to operate a them, a well 150 feet deep or less may be ºf put down in two or three days with the labor of the three men usually operating such machinery, but of coursethey cannot insure water in all cases. So far, the per centage, of failures is very lov-- so low that success is looked upon as almost cer 1, tain wherever a well digger is willing to 1, make an attempt. In some flows gas is r. struck, and in a few instances this has been put to use in furnishing light for . houses and heat for cooking, and in one instance it has proven useful in the manu facture of table salt by boiling water of the lake. The benefits derived already it from artesian wells in Utah are beyond sr computation, and their usefulness is capa n ble of indefinite extension. Most of the wells have a capacity of 15 to 200 gallons e- per minute through small pipe, the largest so far used being about six inches in diameter. As the supply of water appears ' to be inexhaustible, larger pipes promise to come in use. Desert Land Claims. WASHIN.CTON, July 1.-Commissioner ai Sparks of the general land office has is- pr sued to registers and receivers of United at States land offices an amendatory circular governing proceedings tot obtain title to public lands under the desert land law. According to it lands bordering upon streams, lakes or other natural bodies of P, water, or through or upon which there is to any river, stream, arrayo, lake, pond, body of water or living spring, are not subject to entry under the desert land law. Until of the clearest proof of their desert character ol is furnished, lands containing sufficient ca moisture to produce a natural growth of w trees are not to be classed as desert lands. C Surveys of desert land claims cannot be O made in advance of the regular progress J. of public surveys. o1 HELENA, July 1.-Commenting on Mr. sE Sparks' circular the Independent says: "It ki is proper that every safeguard be em- P ployed to prevent the use of fraud in ob- ft taining public lands, but at the same time di the honest settler who has taken up his rE homestead or his desert entry, or both, W should be protected and encouraged; for hi with all the land he can honestly obtain from the government and all the water he so can gather from the clouds or the nearest hi stream, he has a hard time." Prosperous Montana. ST. PAUL, June 24.-Col. E. V. Smalley, I] editor of the Northwest Magazine has re- cl turned to St. Paul after a three weeks trip in Montana, extending as far west as Mis- h soula, and including the principal cities h on the Northern Pacific railroad and its T branches. According to the St. Paul nI Pioneer Press he said that the cattle towns in the Yellowstone valley are not nearly a as much cast down about the winter stock B losses as has been reported.. The losses were unusually heavy but will soon recu- t perate. Young cattle are being shipped b in from Washington territory. The calf crop was unexpectedly large last spring, f' and the remarkably fine growth of grass, caused by frequent rains, enabled the cat tle to pick up flesh with surprising rapid ity. Montana never before looked so green p in June as now. Even on old abandoned b ranges, where the grass was supposed to be a entirely eaten out, it has spung up luxur- b antly. Miles City, Glendive, Billings and r, Livingston are erecting brick business n blocks, and have a prosperous look. Boze- A man is enthusiastic over a new railroad c scheme for a direct line to Butte. Helena tl is growing faster than any other town in o the territory. [Col, Smalley had not seen Great Falls.] Butte and Anaconda are prosperous. In the former city the Mon tana Union Railroad Company is building high grade lines up to the mines and a works, which will efect a great saving in 8 I the cost of hauling fuel, salt, etc. The road, owned jointly by the Northern and Union Pacific companies, has just receiv. ed its new equipment. Mr. Smalley visited the Granite Moun tain mine, near Phillpsburg, the most pro ductive mine in the world. Stock in this company, which was bought at $3 a share not long ago now pays regular annual div idends of $6 per share. Phillipsburg promises to grow into a large mining town. The Northern Pacific is now building a branch to it from Drummond, the distance being twenty-six miles. This branch will be finished in September. MIsseula is shcwing new life, under the influence of the construction of a Northern Pacific branch up the Bitter Root valley to Cor vallis. Handsome brick blocks are taking the place of the old shanties on the busi ness streets. MONTANA IN GENERAL. Anaconda will celebrate. There has been a successful picnic at Belt. The Judith basin will have a large hay crop. The Foresters held a picnic lately at Anaconda. Missoula jail is declared to be a disgrace to the county. Mr. Ballow of Dearborn has raised al falfa with success. In Butte society picnics and progressive euchre are in vogue. Miln will appear in "Richelieu" at Butte on Monday evening. Marcus Daly has fine horses and excel lent stables at Anaconda. Charles Anceney of Moreland offers for sale a fine lot of young bulls. The Parnell Rifles will take part in the Butte celebration on Monday. David Allerdice of Beaverhead county, is dead. He was an old resident. The Bank of Montana bought lately sixty ounces of Sweet Grass gold. It is estimated that $300,000 are needed to arch the Mullan tunnel with brick. Manager Maguire is trying to attract Mrs. Langtry, the Jersey Lilly, to Mon tana. Col. Leamig will be the orator of the day at the Fortxton celebration on the Fourth. The St. Paul mail was lately carried to Fort Benton in eighty-eight hours, via Billings. The Northwest Magazine for September will describe Helena and the neighboring mining camps. The track of the Deer Lodge racing as sociation is in good condition for the August meeting. Wool-buyers are gathering at Fort Ben ton. They will be numerous at Great Falls next season. The Rosebud left Bismarck for Fort Benton on the 22d Instant. The Helena is also bound northward. Chief Justice MlcConnell made the an nual address at the commencement exer cises of the College of Montana. Mrs. Gleed scared away two Indians and held another until help arrived. She resides two miles from Dillon and used a gun to guard herself. Percy Crawford of Livingston claims to have invented a method for removing foul air from mines and mining tunnels. HE produces ventilation by means of a furnace at the mouth of the mine or tunnel. News From Benton. FonT BENTON, June 30.-John C. Srobst has arrived here from Great Falls o make brick for W. G. Conrad. The funeral of Clarence D. McCarthy f Cold Spring took place from the Cath lic church yesterday. Among those who same with the remains from Cold Springs rere Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Wall, Judge M. :. Larkin and W. C. Lee of Kibbey; Mr. )wen and his mother from Davis creek; 1. L. Mears and his sister and Mrs. Frost if Cold Spring ranch; Geo. Hay of Gey er; the: Connelly brothers of the Shon in and Patrick O'Hare. Mr. and Mrs. ?. D. Hughes of Great Falls joined the uneral party on the road. Those of the lead man's family who accompanied the emains on the long journey were his vidow, his brother Tim McCarthy, and uis niece Miss McCarthy. Oscar Olinger of the Shonkin round-up ays that one of their parties found two urses at the mouth of Arrow creek which ore evidence of having been stolen by [ndians and afterwards escaped. One was Sroan horse, branded F on right shoulder; he other a cream colored mare, branded [II on left thigh. The owner is invited to :ome forward and claim them. The Cree Indians from the neighbor iood of Sun river hauw been placed on the iilk River reservation, beyond the Marias. "hey are chopping wood in the Bear Paw nountains for the government contractor. Horace R. Bock has left here to become i member of the law firm of Carpenter, Buck & Hunter in Helena. John H. Evans of Sand Coulee is in own. John Glass of Great Falls will also be here for a few days. The Teton was recently too high to cord. Outlaws Captured. ALPENA, Mich., June 29.-Morgan, [lanly and Perry, three of the four rob bers who rescued McMunn, their leader, at Revenna, Ohio, while he was being brought here from Pittsburg, have been ar rested after a desperate fight in which one man was so severely injured that he died. A reward of $18,000 was offered for the capture of the gang and police all over the country were requested to keep a look out for the murderers. Wool Market. NEw Yon, June 28.-Wool is quiet and general steady; domestic fleece, 80@ Y; pulled, 14@4; Texas, 9@24. e JAKE SHARPE CONVICTED. til d de The New York Millionaire Found st Guilty of Bribery on the First p( i tii s Ballot. w NEW YORK, June 29.-The thirty-fourth g and last day of the Sharpe trial dawned te i. bright and clear. The aged defendLant h a shuffled into the court at one door as Judge m L Barret came in at another. The defendant s looked much more feeble than usual, ly f walking with great difficulty to his place. ol c Col. Fellows, for the state, addressed the a g jury, reviewing the case and evidence at is j- length. After he closed, Judge Barrett hi proceeded to charge the jury. He began ta by saying that this was the first time in the history of our jurisprudence that a man had been made to face the charge of giving a bribe. Both to give and receive bribes were crimes. The court gave the law on gi bribery and went on to say that it had been in proved on direct evidence that money had w been given; that one Delacy had given te it money. It is not necessary that the person bi charged give the money with his own hand. a e Delacy is the fountain head, and all who at are proven to be connected, near to or far away from the fountain head, are guilty. If Delacy received the money from Rich- bJ mond, and Richmond again from Sharpe, re e then Sharpe is guilty. If Sharpe had of guilty knowledge and aided and abetted in bE any way, then he is guilty. The Judge be e lieved it had been clearly shown that It Fullgraff was bribed. If the jury believ- di ed that Delacy bribed him with $10,000, m then the jury must ask who bribed Delacy. bi Any person who was behind Delacy in the ir matter was as guilty. There is abundant ar evidence that there were falsified entries at Le by Sharpe himself. The jury must deter- of mine whether Sharpe had any connection with "fixing" the alderman or whether his ', use of that expression was an innocent one. th The Judge further instructed the jury that at they must not be influenced by the prison- st er's age or infirmity, nor by the fact that he did not take the stand in his own de d fense. The jury then retired and after an or absence of thirteen minutes returned with hi a verdict of guilty, with a recommenda- su tion of mercy. The aged prisoner's head dropped and he was removed to jail. cc Sentence will be passed July 13. The bt ie penalty is not more than ten years at hard vi Le labor or a fine of $5,000, or both. A new w trial will be asked. The verdict was reach- pi ed on the first ballot. As Sharpe stepped hi on the walk on his arrival at the jail he F said: "Boys, now its all over, I'll tell you that I never gave one penny to Alder- ri >r man Fullgraff or any other alderman, and ti ig had no hand in bribing the aldermen." de With this the old man seemed to break ci down. Ir Treated Cruelly. ST. Lours, June 29.-A dispatch from t Wichita, Kansas, says: A. B. Bird, with his wife and daughter Lotta, has arrived in the city and relates a terrible story of wrong and suffering endured while con fined in prison at Paso del Norte in Old Mexico. Last year Bird was manager of an opera company that visited Mexico, and while playing in Paso del Norte the entire company were arrested upon a flimsy pretext and thrown into the jail where Cutting the editor had been im a prisoned. They were denied a hearing or a trial and were not even allowed to see or converse with Americans, though several tried to. While in jail four members of ,1 the company died of small-pox which at e tacked all of them. Lately the company was released. They lost all their ward robe and musical instruments. Steps have been taken to secure a hearing in the mat ter and papers placed in the hands of the proper authorities. a Return of a Pioneer. HELENA, June 1.-A. Sands of Denver, Y Colorado, senior member of the firm of Sands Bros. of this city, is in the city on his regular annual visit. Mr. Sands was for years a resident of this city, having r done business in Helena away back in the sixties. Besides being interested in the It mercantile houses of Sands Bros., Helena, and Sands & Boyce of Butte, he owns large mining interests, is identified with the Sands Land & Cattle Company of Choteau, and is also a stockholder of the Merchants Nationalbank. lie intends remaining in e the city for two or three weeks. d The Mullen Tunnel Repaired. HELENA, June 29.-The Northern Pa o cific will probably arrange to take all h passenger trains over the mountains to y day. It is expected that the repairs that a have been going on in the Mullen tunnel ; for nearly a month past will be completed i to-day, and that trains will run through it o. again in a very short time. It will be in better shape than ever before. e Water Abundant. N HELENA, July 1.-W. C. Child is in a r. high stage of enthusiasm over an artesian e well he has just bored on his ranch in r, Prickly Pear valley. At the depth of for ty feet he struck pure water that spouted n a foot above the surface through a three a Inch-pipe. He will keep on sinking and expects to obtain a still heavier flow. Parnell's Advice Followed. DUBLIN, June 29.-Charles S. Parnell a, asked Mr. Gill, recently nominated by the b- common council as Lord Mayor of Dub r, lin to withdraw in favor of Sexton, as Gill's ig nomination caused some discontent among r- the Nationalists. Gill has accepted Mr. ie Parnell's advice and will withdraw his I. name. Ee -r !Cyrus Field Scalped. k. NEW YORK, June 80.--In regard to the sale of a block of fifty thousand shares of Manhattan stock by Oyrus W. Field to Jay Gould the Times says: "Jay Gould et and Russell Sage are triumphant. Cyrus * W. Fleld'sscalp has been taken. Field made a brave fight, but did not realize as til the end came that he was to be struck down in the very house of his friends. The terrible tumble given Manhattan stock settled all questions as to the pur pose of the precious pair, and the convic tions thus formed were made indisputable when, early in the panicky time of Fri day, one of Field's personal brokers. had to go begging around the street for an ex tension of his contracts. No hint of this has been made public. Had it been an nounced during the troublous sceres of the stock exchange, a sweeping panic could not have been stayed. The general ly accepted belief is that Field has been obliged to seek Gould's favor by swapping a big block of Manhattan stock for needed money. Fifty thousand shares of stock, it is said, have been given up to Gould, who has thus acquired control of the Manhat tan Elevated Railroad Company. NOTES ON GREAT FALLS. The Cataract City has made great pro. gress in the past year, in the way of build ing and other improvements, and the good work goes steadily on. There are now ten or twelve stone and brick business buildings in course of erection on Central avenue, many of them to be two stories, and all of a substantial and attractive or der. The structure in course ot erection by J. H. McKnight & Co., which is prog ressing slowly on account of the scarcity of certain kinds of building material, will be the finest business-house in the town. It is to be built of brick, 30x100 feet in dimensions, two stories high, and a base ment under the entire structure. The brick are secured from Sand Coulee and are a beautiful red, giving the building an attractive appearance. The front will be of iron and plate glass with metallic cor nice. Mr. McKnight is present much of the time, seeing how the work progresses, and is evidently as proud of the handsome structure as there is any occasion to be. He has built a good substantial warehouse on an adjoining lot, where he will store his goods as fast as they are received until such time as the building is completed. We are informed that every building in course of erection will either be occupied by the owners or has been leased in ad vance. Just now there is no business to warrant so many big enterprises, but the people and interested parties are banking heavily on the immediate future of Great Falls. The Park hotel has been nearly quad rupled in size, and the extensive new por tion will soon be completed. It is about double the size of the Grand Union of this city, as it contains nearly one hundred rooms to the latter's fifty. It is the most imposing structure in Great Falls, and as a hotel building-as regards size, design, neatness, etc.-it has not an equal in the territory. Architecturally it is a handsome structure, and in its arrangements and ap pointments is rarely excelled. The entire building will be heated by steam and the electric alarm system will at once be put in. The rooms are all of good size and with very few exceptions are well lighted. This building is the property of Messrs. Paris Gibson and H. O. Chowen, and is under lease for a term of years to Mr. D. C. Ehrhart, who is doing a rushing busi ness and has won for the Park an enviable reputation among the hosts who have been his guests since the house was opened, less than a year ago. Mr. Gibson believes in beautifying his town. He has had planted, last year and this, over 2,000 trees around and through the park and along some of the principal residence avenues. Every one of those planted last year, dry season as it was, is alive and flourishing, while those put in the ground this spring are getting a fine start. He has a man constantly employed throughout the growing season to look af ter these trees and see to it that they lack no attention. That this is labor and money well expended will be abundantly mani fest in two or three years from this time. The number of Fort Benton people, or those that have formerly lived here, one meets at Great Falls is quite noticeable. They are among the leading business men, capitalists, contractors, and almost every vocation. Many of them, we are pleased to report, are prospering and appear to be duly happy. W. O. Dexter has moved his upper ferry boat-the one above the mouth of Sun River-up the latter stream to the railroad crossing. Some of the travel now goes that way on account of the trouble at the Sun River bridge.- Fort Benton River' Press. Hints About Horses. Unless the farm Is very stony and the roads rough, steep and hard, take of the shoes at this season and let the hoof get some natural growth. It is a waste of time and money to shoe a plough.team or farmi team in the summer. Ill-fitting collars are the bane of farm teams; they divert the line of draft and bruise the shoulders; they set loosely and chafe the neck. Too often the collars are too long. In this case the zinc collar pads will shorten the collar and prevent bruising the neck. Muddy legs irritate the skin and produce the pustular inflama tion known as grease. This s more easily prevented than cured. Wash the legs and rub them dry whenever the horses come in wet and muddy, Gly cerine is the best emollient for the skin, but more so because it is easily procured. Crude petroleum is antiseptie, emollieht and healing,and thus prevents poisoning of the skin, softens it and prevents hbet ing and inflamation and cures disease when want of care produces thistoo O.-. mon result. Friction with a woolen rubber, either dry or wet as the case may be is excellent for the skin, and fifteen minutes spent every day in rubbing a horse will be well foe all kinds of vermin rub the hair, not the skin, with a brush, -or moistened with kerosene saitdl