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Vol. I, Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 17, 1880.1 No.4
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FInsT PAGE-Telegraphic News and Notes-Indian
SECOND PAGE-Evermore-He Got a Posish-Drop
pine into Poetry-The Intensity of Arctic Cold
THIRD PAGE-Lecture by Archibald Forbes-Paris
Unhealthy-One Day More-Floating Fancies.
Fo LRT a PAGE-Proclamations-Editorial Notes-The
Next Con, zre.--Unsustained-Tailings-The North
ern Pacific-ThosP- Charges.
FTmIrI PAGE-COW Boys on the War Path-Leasing
Past ure Lands--Montana Mites.
SIxTru PAGE-Mille Bernhardt-Lovely Philosophy
Quein Sabe-A Practical Joker.
SEVENTH PAGE-Chestnut Val!ey-Biscuit fcr Horses
-Those Trees--S:ighty Prevaricating-A Liberal
Editor-Personal and Impersonal.
EaIGTH PAGE--Society Notes and Churches-In Town
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OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF MONTANA.
iDELEGATE IN CONGRESS.
Hon. MARTIN MAGINN1S, Helena.,
Office. Name. Residence.
G )vernor.......... BENJ. F. POTTS,..........Helena.
Secretary..........JAS. H. MILLS......Deer Lodge.
Chief Justice.. ..D. S. WADE............. .Helena.
Aociate Justice JE. J. CONGER, .....Virginia City
Aiociate Justices .W. J. GALBRAITH, Deer Lodge
IJ. S. District Attorney, J. L. DRYDEN.......Helena
U. S. Marshal, ALEX. C. BOTKIN............ "
Surveyor General..R. H. MASON............Helena.
Register Land Office, JAS. H. MOE...........
Receiver Land Office, F. P. STERLING...... "
Collector Internal Revenue, T. P. FULLER... "
Collector Customs, T. A. CUMMINGS....... Benton.
DrSTRIOT ATTORNEYS AND CLERKS.
First District, R. P. VIVION...... .....Bozeman
Second District, ALEX. H. MAYHEW....Deer Lodge.
Third District. J. A. JOHNSTON............Helena.
Clerk 1st Dist. Court, THEO. MUFFLY.Virginia City.
Clerk 2d dist. co'rt, GEO. W. IRVINE, 2d, Deer Lodge
Clerk 3d Dist. Court, ALEX. H. BEATTIE.... Helena.
UNITEDI STATES ASSAY OFFICE.
Assayer, RUSSEL B. HARRIISON............. Helena
Melter, M. . A. MEYENDORFF ............. Helens.
Auditor, JOSEPH P. WOOLMAN ............. Helena.
Treasurer. 1). H. WESTON....................Helena.
Warden of Penitentiary, W. W. BOTKIN, Deef Lodge
,up)'t Public Schools, W\. EGBERT SMITH..... Butte.
Supreme Court Reporter, C. HEDGES... ....Helenu.
Clerk Supreme Court, ISAAC R. ALDEN...... IHelena.
UNITED) STATES EXAMINING SURGEON.
W. R. BULLARD...... .... ............. `Helena
BOZEMAN LAND DISTRICT.
lRPgister, DAVIS WILLSON ............Bozeman.,
Receiver, J. V. BOGERT ...............Bozeman.
Te ritory of Montann , SS.-The undersigncd, Jus
lices of thie Supreme C:urt of Montana Territory,
,being asslemilte at ;he teat of government for said
Terr.iter , h 'reby make the following order in rela
tion to the times and places for holding the District
Courts of said Territory, and order the same of record:
FIRST DISTRICT--E. J. CONGER, Judge.
At VIRGINIA CITY, in Madison county, the second
Monday of November, and the third Monday of March.
At RADERSnURG, in Jefferson county, first Monday
of September, and the third Tuesday of February.
At BOZEMAN, in Gallatin county, the third Monday
of October, and the third Monday of April.
At MIuLES CITY, in Custer county, the fourth Mon
day of September, and the fourth Monday of May.
SECOND DISTRICT-W. J. GALBRAITH, Judge.
In Deer Lodge county, at DEER LODGE CITY, second
Monday in April; first Monday in September; first
]Monday in December,
In Missoula county, at MisrsOULtA, fourth Monday in
June; second Monday in November.
Ih Beaverhead county, at BANNArC, ~flt Monday in
June; second Monday in Octobeh
THIRD DISTRICT-D, '. WADE, Judge.
At IfELENA, in LewVis and Clarke County, first Mon
day in March, and the fifth Monday in November.
At DIAMOND CITYn, in Meagher county, the third
Monday in Apill, and the third Monday in October.
At FoRT BEt' ON, in Choteau county, the 1irst Mon
day in Mahj and the third Monday in September.
DECIUS S. WADE, Chief Justice.
E. J. CONGER, Associate Justice.
Artst :--I. R. ALDEN, Clerk.
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OFFICIAL RETURNS OF CHOTEAU COUNTY ELECTIONS.
r ln ei y r dJustices. Constables.
Delegate For Conncilmen. iHouse. Dist Aty Comnr. Judge. Treas'er Sheriff. Coroner. Survry'r ENTON . . RIVER ON. RIVER
Benton ::.:: 251 2 2 2 20 15 14 11 14 o 26 5 1 2, 1. 0 2, 14 883 .. 41o .... l 0 .i 2 12 . 26 '1.... 1 .4 1 ý . 8 1 !
PR CINCTS. .... .... .... .... .......... .... ... ...
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FL~t Claggett .. ....... ... 2,2 4 141413 1 1, 4l 4 .. 1 ... . S2 8 . 2: :.: :..:: ::.
FtCMin r........... 11 6 6 6 11 °1 11 11 11 6 6 1 ,1 1 0 2 17 .... i .... 1 16 .... 6 11 5--.. l-. i ..... ....
'ý1 a m" c K o cq b h N
Bt .. 5 26 28 2 2
Bentony................... 241 151 263 2622 270 13 3 13 2 141 149 142 262 253 168 293 130 298 1201 383 23 419 .... 247 170 .:.. 295 122 256 ....* 341 248 127...... 114 .
MarasunRiver................ 26 1 18 29 1 28 25 29 16 15 10 1 8 1 19 26 18 28 13 39 .... 41 .... 15 25 .... 24 17 11 . 1 1 ,.... .... ... 1.9 2
Old Agentyeight .....MileSprings. 4 15 35 36 3 4 22 9 7 2 2 4 38 2 210 39 12 14 35 4.... 650... 28 3 .1 30 20 22... .... ........ ..... .. . .......
Abbott's Ferry (N E.)..... 20 20 20 8 8 8 8 14 12 4 8 2 7 .... 1 8 ... . ..... ......
Higlwood. ................12 13 13 13 14 8 8 8 7 1 10 7. 13 13 8 12 9 19 2 21 5h1.4" 13 8 12 :::::::: :::.::::
Ft.Claggett................. 13 2 2141414 2 2 214 2 4 3 13 14 2 8 1 14.... 16.... 12 3... .. .. .... 14..2 .
Ft. Maginnis......... ..... 6 11 6 6 6111 11 11 11 6 6 11 6 11 15 2 17.... 17.... 1 16...!: 6 11 5.................... . .
Twenty-eight Mile .......Springs. 2 4 . 2 2 22 24 4 2 4 3 3 . . .... 6 .... 3 . ......... ...... .. ... .... . .......
a . . . 7.220220..8 81 412 8 2 8 8
Shonkin ......" --...........-. 30 4 2526 26 26 9 8.8 8 10 242 7 17 1 341 34... 20 14 .... 18 8 17..
Crott's Wood Yard 59 4 57 5758 58 7 6 66 6 57 49 6 57 6114 5011 63 .... 63 45 18.. 58 652...........
Carpenter's Spring..........6 2 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 5 553 5 3 3 5ý 8.... 8.... 3 3 3 .. .. I .. I...
Totals...... 5031 237 464 496 502 492 267 226 219 250 254 466 423 273 527 211 436 295 685 25 732 .... 412 307 3 499 223.392 6 .............. I
NOTE.-7- he vote for supervisors in Benton are Lamott, 274, Welsh 144, Scattering 20. Sun River-Renicke, 7, H. B. Strong 14. Highwood-Joe Street, 9. Marias-Ronck 15. Total Vote, 740.
[Reported Specialty to the River Prcss.]
Scramble for the Loaves and Fishes Begun
at MDentor, and its Distracted Occu
pant Goes to Washington on
Hanlon Easily Wins the Championship of
ihe World on the Oxford Rowing
The Revolution in Ireland-Important Ad
mission by the London Times.
Several Demooratic Papers Wanted in Ohio
The New York Fraud.
Relative to the movement set on foot by
the Democrats of New York city to declare
the elections forfeited on account of alleged
fraud, the Philadelphia Ledger says: Tam
many committees are at work obtaining
what are called legal proofs of alleged ill'egal
voting in no fewer than twenty-two Assem
bly districts. These committees will submit
their report to the board of State canvassers,
which meets at Albany on the 17th. There
is but one Democrat on the board (Horatio
Seymour, Jr.,) and while a majority will un
doubtedly declare the Garfield Electors duly
chosen, Seymour, on the faith of Tammany
affidavits, supported by additional evidences
of illegal voting which it is understood will
be iurnished by the Democratic State Com
mittee, will declare the Hancock Electors
duly chosen. This it is expected will at once
bring the issue before Congress, and, follow
ing the Louisiana precedent, the further ex
pectation is that that body will not hesitate to
go behind the returns and see just what the
alleged frauds amount to in fact. In the in
terim public interest in the controversy is to
be kept alive by mass meetings at Irving Hall
and Cooper Institute. A prominent member
of the Democratic National Committee is de
sirous of having it understood that that body
is not taking any active part in the pending
LGxD N, Nov. 15.-Hanlon has been over
whelmed with congratulatory telegrams, and
among them are dispatches from the Marquis
of Lorne Governor General of Ontario, the
Mayor of Toronto, Gov. Packard American
Consul General at Liverpool, and many other
Canadians. Hanlon seemed delighted with
the friendship shown for him. He rowed
most of the distance in a lazy manner, and
astonished the crowds by his manner and
antics, even driving them once into thinking
he had failed, and then laughing merrily, in
which the crowd heartily Joined. Between
Hammersmith and Chesswick Hanlon laid
down twice. He stopped entirely once and
again paddled along first with one scull and
then with another. He turned over to wash
his face and chatted with Elliott, who was
rowing along by his side, and finally won by
about three lengths, which he could have
made half a mile if he had chosen. The
race was rowed over the usual course from
Putney to Mortlake, and was for the champi
onship of the world, the sportsman's cup and
Hanlon's time was 26 minutes and 12 sec
onds. Trickett's time 26 minutes and 19
The Irish Revolution.
The New York 'orld's London specia
says : So far as those not in the confidence of
the ministers can judge, the course of events
in Ireland is likely to be about as follows:
If the Boycette relief expedition accompl
lishes its object without bloodshed, the Gov
ern mminent wil not ask a suspension of the ha
beas corpus ct, but will summon Parliament
a month earlier than usual, namely, about the
first week in January, and will bring down a
new and- eeping Irish land measure.
Should this be rejected, as it very probably
will be, at Iast by the House of Lords, Mr.
Gladstone will -prompty dissolve Parliament
:and imakej; appeal to the country, not ia day
being lost i4 bringing the whole question to
Tue Tond'irn Tmnes, in an editorial on Trish
affairs says: "The only true remedy is to be
found in turning tenants into proprietors, and
we see no reason why such a method should
not be carefully and dispassionately consid
Garfield's official plurality in Indiana is
The official November vote in Ohio gives
Garfield 375,045; Hancock, 340,871; Weaver,
5,456; Dow, 1.615. Garfield's plurality, 34,
177; over all, 26,105.
The Achison (Kansas) Champion has of
ficial returns from all the counties in that
State except twelve on the remote frontier.
The vote foots up : Garfield, 115,526; Han
cock, 56,917; Weaver, 18,230. Garfield's
plurality, 58,609. This will be increased to
about 62,000. The total vote of the State
will be about 200,000, an increase of 62,000
since 1878. The Greenback vote was about
9,000 less than two years ago.
Complete returns from all but five frontier
counties in Minnesota give Garfield 38,370
majority. Dunnell has 1,186 majority for
Congress over both competitors; Strait 5,918;
Complete official returns from all the coun
ties in Illinois show the total vote for Presi
dent to be 622,230, of which Garfield has
318,205; Hancock, 277,454; Weaver, 25,821;
Dow and Phelps, 570. Garfield's plurality,
The official vote of sixty-seven counties in
Missouri give Hancock 34,721 pluarality, and
a majority of 1?,787, against a majority in
1876 for Tilden of 30,000.
The official canvass of San Francisco gives
Garfield 19,059; Hancock,' 21,477; which
makes Hancock's plurality in the State 122.
Rosencrans beats Davis for Congress 1,509.
Judge Terry runs behind his ticket 205, en
suring his defeat.
The Pennsylvania official vote shows the
following details : Montgomery, Hancock's
native connty, is carried by Garfield by one
vote, The figures stand, Garfield, 11,026;
Hancock, 11,025. Montgomery township,
where Hancock was born, gave him a major
ity ot 18 for President-a gain of 8 votes over
Tilden's majority in 1876.
Official returns from 99 counties in Iowa,
give Garfield 78,126 majority over Hancock.
Thi is the largest majority Iowa has ever
given any man,
The official vote of Alabama, with four
counties to hear from is as follows : Hancock,
88,309; Garfield, 55,794; Weaver, 3,651.
The counties to hear from will add about 2,
000 to Hancock's majority. The vote of the
State was very light, more than one-third not
voting. A proposition is pending in the pres
ent Legislature to change the time for holding
the election to the same date as the Congres
sional and Presidential elections.
An Interesting MIission.
The Chicago Times's Washington special
sayse: Gov.Grosvenor, of Ohio, spent 24 hours
here on a very.interesting mission. He came
to consult Secretary Sherman about the Ohio
Senatorship, and secured the promise that he
would accept the Treasury portfolio if it
should be offered by Garfield. It is predicted
that Garfield will make the offer within a
fortnight. Other letters have been written
Garfield in Sherman's interest. Charley
Foster is a hard antagonist for Sherman in
the struggle for the Senatorship, if it comes
to a locking of horns.
200 of the "Principal Citizens," Etc.
NEW YoRnK, I Nov. 16.-Grant was the
guest, last night, of WV. H. Beard, of Brookq
lyn, one of the Presidential electors, where
he met over 200 of the principal citizens.
During the evening, in conversation, he de
nied, in the most emphatic manner, the re
ports of a recentmeeting and bargaining be
tween Garfield and Conkling at Mentor. HE
was present at the. interview, but there was
neither plotting, bargaining nor private under.
itanding,.as reprted, nor any approach to
A Bill of Particulars. :i
DuBLIN, NOv. 15. - In cases of undue
agitation, a bill of particulars has een. ifur
nished by the prosecution to traversers. It
states that the traversers have tried to terrify
and circulating reports of speeches made a
bonfire meetings in various papers.
Democratic Paper Wanted.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 15--It is alleged that
the Democratic State Central Committee will
get here on Friday to consider the proposi
tion to incorporate a joint stock company
with unlimited capital to establish a reliable
Democratic paper in Toledo, Cincinnati,
Cleveland and Columbus.
His Personal Business.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16.-A special from
Mentor says that Garfield will go to Washing
ton to remain two or three days, on purely
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NOTES OF NEWS.
The epizootic is again raging in Canada.
A fire at Central City on the 10th destroyed
property to the amount of $6,000.
An issue of Panama canal stock is fixed on
Lucretia Mott died at Philadelphia on the
evening of November 11th aged 88
Grant is talking up a Mexican railway,
and has made a speech on the subject.
A Yankton dispatch s ys Pettigrew (Rap.
receives-10,000 majority for Delegate to Con
It is said that Gen. Sherman will remove
his headquarters to St, Louis. He is said to
be very much disappointed at the defeat of
R. L. Hischberg has instituted a libel suit
against the Rocky Mountain+ .News, Denver,
for $25,000 damages.
There is a scheme on foot for the con
struction of a ship canal from Chicago to a
point on the Mississippi. It is estimated that
the cost will be $17,000,000.
A grave disturbance over the enforcement
of the religious decrees occurred on the 8th,
at Maines, in France. A crowd of 5,000 per
sons offered some resistance, and were re
peatedly charged upon by the gensd'armes.
Sixty persons were injured.
ROMUALDO PACHECO is again, and for a
third time, elected to Congress from Califor
nia. His district is strongly Democratic, but
he is one of the most popular men in the
State, and rallies to his standard a majority
of the people who elect him term after term.
A train from the Madison court-house,
Florida, having on board five citizens in
charge of a deputy U. S. marshal, arrested
for alleged violation of the election laws,
was boarded as it was leaving Madison by a
party of masked men, who released the pris
oners and made the witness disembark.
The Illinois Supreme Court has made a
public decision refusing to supersede in the
case of the Lake Shore and Michigan South
ern versus the Western Indiana Railroad.
This is a case involving the condemnation
of certain land necessary to secure an en
trance into the city by the Western Indiana
road. It is substantial victory for the latter
road over the Lake Shore.
A public meeting was held on the evening
of the 9th inst, at Victoria to consider Cana
da's default id the matter of the Island rail
way. Resolutions passed recite that the
losses the province has sustained through
the reservation for several years of the island
coal and agricultural lands, and express the
belief that the province would be better off
as a crown colony, if the railway obhgations
of the dominion are not fulffilled. The
speeches were generally, dist!nguisted for
their quiet and friendly tone toward Can
ada and Sir John McDonaldsh:government.
The Seoretary of the Treasury notifies
holders of six per cent. bonds of the issue of
February 8, 1861, that they will be paid at
the Treasury Department,: December 31st,
and that thc interest thereon will :cease that·
day. These are not to be confounded With
the sixes of 1881 which wereissued in M ch
been able.to pay more promptly on bonds
ondti shtolPd be addressed, "Seeretary ot
Trtsry, 2for: edemnpion." These box
Treasury, at the equitable price, whenever
All the Nihilists tried for plots against the
Czar's life have been found guilty. Five
were sentenced to death; eleven to hard labor
in the mines at terms from fifty years to life.
Three women were sentenced to fifteen
years penal-servitude, and the court said it
would ask a mitigation of the woman's sen
An earthquake, on the 10th inst., was felt
throughout the southern part of Austria,
from Vienna to the Adriatic, and on the
frontiers of Bosnia. At Agram, in Croatia,
the shock was so violent that every house in
town was injured. Several persons were
killed and thirty hurt. Many' buildings will
have to be pulled down. A large number of
the inhabitants have fled to the elds.
The Aurora, organ of the Vatican, pub
lishes an article favorable to the Irish Land
League, in which it says: In consequence
of the insupportable state of the Irish peas
antry, the people must shake off their op
pression. The crimes committed in Ireland
are not attributable to the Land League.
A radicaler refom is indispensible, otherwise
Ireland will be compelled to choose between
anarchy or starvation.
An editorial in the London Timnes of the
10th, on the Irish disturbances, says: It is
certain that the most important question
considered by yesterday's cabinet counsel
was whether all the citizens of Ireland can
be protected by the ordinary machinery of
the law. We have reason to believe that
those who are most directly responsible for
the administration of Irish affairs have come
to the conclusion that without increasing the
power of the excutive, the present state of
things must not only continue, but enlarge
its borders and become daily more enterpris
ing and audacious. The article recommends
the suspension of the habeas corpus act as a
The following telegram has been received
at the War Department at Washington, hav
ing been forwarded from General Terry's
headquarters, department of Dakota:
FORT KEOGH, M. T., Oct. 23.
Telegram received. Scouts just in report
that they left Spotted Eagle's and Rain-in
the-Face's camp on Wednesday night. Spot
ted Eagle asked for wagons to bring part of
his camp in. Captain Higgins leaves on
Monday morning for that purpose. The fifty
or sixty lodges with the Yanktonais camp are
a bad lot and may require some force. I
have explained to Black Catfish, Black Tiger
and Yellow Eagle, leaders of the Yanktonais,
just what will be expected of that camp
when they return to it. The grain at iMus
selshell will be in time. If not needed it will
be sent to Custer. MILEs, Commanding.
The Santa Fe New Mexican's Fort Quit
man special says: A courier just arrived
from Ojo Calicate, Mexico, 150 miles south
of Fort Quitman, states that at daylight yes
terday a band of thirty Apaches attacked a
picket of twelve men of the Ninth cavalry,
killing two. A company of soldiers from
Quitman has been sent n pursuit.
Specials from Keogh say that bitting Bull
has sent word to Miles to hold a twelve days'
talk, and he would tell him what he would
do. He would surrender now, but says Maj
Walsh is figuring with parties to take him
through Canada and the United States on ex
hibition. If he does not hear from Walsh he
will surrender at once. His people surren
der at Keogh. He s tired of fighting; the
buffalo have gonet, and the Indian is weaker
thnt the white man. Until now he and Rain
in-the-face have feared to surrender lest they
should belhanged, but now they believe Gen.
Miles will use them well. Only twenty
lodges are still undetided. The rest have de
cided. Soliiuld hese bandssurrender, both
Montana and Dakota will be free from Indian
raid. The hostiles Witnessed the establish
vent of a cantonment at Poplar Creek, and
have concluded 'bhat Generl Miles 4eant
busines when he said to them tholh his
o~itathath they must come in or :uffer the
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