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THE RIVER PRESS.
Vol, I. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, December 1, 1880. No, 6.
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FIRST PAGE-General Telegra, h and Notes of News.
SECOND PAGE-'Dot Maid'-Personal and Impersonal
-An Engine of Death-His Exact Age-Quien Sabe.
TnIRD PAGE-About the Hair-The Nihilist Revolu
tio,-At the Twilight Hour--Fashion, Flippery
FounTa PAGE-Editorial Notes-A Needed Enterprise
Some More Questions-Tailings--Miners' Notes
North Pac fic i. R.-Postmaster Ge ,eral's Henort
The L w c f Entail-U. A. Treas,rter's Report.
FIFTH PAGE-Montana Mites-A Little Footed Wife.
SIXTH PAGE-Wrangell Land, conclusion of the Cor
SEVENTH PAaE-Folk Lore of the Orient-Tom Kellhy
-A Mexican Pomr,eii-Floating Fancies--Peculiar
Phenomenon in a Sheet of Water.
EIGHI PAGE-Society Notes and Churches-In Town
and 'tut-Little Classc--' ure-y Personal-Report
of the luves igating Committee-Hotel Arrivals
Wedd'ng Cerem ,nies
OFFICIAL DIRECTFORY OF MIONTANA
DELEGATE IN CONGRESS.
Hlon. MARTIN MAGINNIS, Helena.
Office. Name. - Residence.
Gavernor.......... BENJ. F. POTTS...........Helena.
Secretary..........JAS. H. MILLS......Deer Lodge.
Chief Justice.. ..D. S. WADE........... Helena.
E. J. CONGEIR, .....Virginia City
Associate Justices W. J. GALBR A ITH, Deer Lodge
U. 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 Int rnal Revenue, T. P. FULLER... "
Collector Customs T. A. CUMMINGS....... Benton.
DrSTRICT ATTORNEYS AND CLERBR.
First District, R. P. VIVION.... .........Bozeman
Second District, ALEX. H. tM 4 YHEW....Deer Lodge.
Third District, J. A. JOHNSTON ............Helena.
Clerk 1st Dist. Court. THEO, MUF 'LY .Virginia City.
Clerk 2d dist. co'rt, GEO. W. TRVINE, 2d, Deer Lodge
Clerk 3d Dist. Court, ALEX. H. BEATTIE.... Helena.
UNITED STATES ASSAY OFFICE.
Assayer, RUSSEL B. HARRISON .............elena
Melter, M. A. MEYENDORFF............... Helena.
Auditor, JOSEPH P. WOOLMAN............Helena.
Treasurer. D. if. WESTON .................. Helena.
Warden of Penitentiary, W. W. BOTKIN, Deer Lodge
Sup't Public Schools, W. EGBERT SMITH.... Butte.
Supreme Court Reporter, C. HEDGES... ....Helena.
Clerk Supreme Court, ISAAC R. ALDEN..... Helena.
UNITED STATES EXAMINING SURGEON.
W. R. BULLARD...... .... ............. Felena
BOZEMAN LAND DISTRICT.
Register, DAVIS WILLSON .............. Bozeman.
Receiver, J. V. BOGERT ..................Bozeman.
Territory of Montana, SS.-The undersigned, .Tus
ticcs of the Supreme Court of Montana Territory,
being assem )le t at the sest of goverimn.nt for said
Territor , hereby make the following order in rela
tiou to the times and places for holding the District
Courts of sa:,id 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 RADERSBURG, in Jefferson county, first Monday
of September, and the third Tuesday of FebruaYy.
At BOZEMAN, in Gallatin county, the third Monday
of October, and the third Monday of April.
At MILES CITY, in Custer county, the fourth Mon
day of September, and the fourth Monday of May.
SECOND DISTRICT-W. J. GALBRAITa, 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 MiSSOULA, fourth Monday in
June; second Monday in November.
In Beatverhead county, at BANNACK, first Monday in
June; second Monday in October.
THIRD DISTRICT- D. S. WADE, Judge.
At HELENA, in Lewis and Clarke County, first Mon
day in March. and the fifth Monday in November.
At DIAMOND CITY, in Meaher county, the third
Monday in April, and the third Monday in October.
At FORT BENTON, in Choteau county, the tirst Mon
day in May, and the third Monday in September.
IiECTUS S. WADE, Chief Justice.
E. J. C ,NGER, Associate Justice.
Attest:-I. R. ALDEN, Clerk.
Front Street, Fort Benton.
Finest Tonsorial Parlors
IN T]HE NORTI~ WES
SIVITR & SPALDINWG,
Messrs. Smith & Spalding respectfully inform the
citizens of Benton that they have recet'ty bought out
Mr. Wmin. Foster, and assure the public a continuation
of the uniform skUll and courteous attention which
is familiar to the habitues of the place.
Hot and Cold Baths.
[Reported Specially to the River Prcss.]
Speculations on the Composition of the
Apprehensions in Europe Over the Flow of
Gold to America.
The Cincinnati Euquirer Sued for Libel to
the Tune of $10,000.
The News of the Week Corralled and Curt
CHIOCAGO, Nov. 30.-- 'he .Tribune's Wash
ington correspondent states that an intimate
friend of Garfield says Blaine came to Wash
ington at the request of Garfield for a confi
They breakfasted together and there is lit
tle doubt that Garfield tendered and Blaine
declined first the Secretaryship of State and
second, the Treasury portfolio.
This information is given for what it is
worth, which is probably but very little.
His Annual Message.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 -Opinions seem to
be divided as to what progress has been made
in Hayes's annual messa:e, some correspond
ents say that the message is entirely c 'm
pleted and ready for the printer, while others
say that some subjects have not yet been re
ported, the President awaiting the reports of
The Chicago Times's Washington special
says Hayes has his message completed, but
dares not print it for fear of premature pub
lication. "Dick" Smith, of the Cincinnati
Gazette, advised him to have it telegraphed
froth manifold sheets after delivery. Wil
liam Henry Smith has been telegraphed for
and will arrive Tuesday night.
Wouldn't Have It.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30 -Attornry General De
vens wishes it to be understood that he desires
no appointment to the Supreme bench until
Justice Clifford resigns.
NEw YoRK, Nov. 30.-The Evening Post
says: "Private advices are that the large
movements of gold to this country are at
tracting serious attention in London. It is
not unlikely that the Bank ot England will
use its large power to prevent it."
An Indian Delegation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.-t-captain Dougher
ty intimates that the Crow Creek Agent is
reported to reach Washington a few days
with a delegation of Sioux Chiefs. These
Indians have conceded to the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad the right of way
through their reservation, and wish to come
to this city to settle all details.
Libel Suit for $10,000.
CHICAGo, Nov. 30.-- The later- Oean's
New York special says Joseph Hart has sued
Geo. Alfred Townsend for $10,000 damages
for a libelous article in the Cincinnati En
quirer. Townsend left town several days
CHICAGo, Nov. 30.-The Inter Ocean's New
York special says: "Only two overdue-steam
ers arrived to-day, and they report severe
storms and heavy weather all the way.
LITTLETON, N. H., Nov. 30.-Congress
man Evarts W. Farr died to-day of pneumo
nia aged 40 years. He was a Republican.
The Irish Ulcer.
LONDON, November 25.-The Manchester
Guardian's London correpondent, pointing
to the importance of to-day's Cabinet meet
ing, says: "The state of affairs in Ireland
since the initiation of the prosecution of the
Land Leaguers, increases the expectation
that the Government will not much longer
delay moving from its-present attitude. It is
believed that Forster changed his views more
rapidly and decidedly than any other member
of the Government. He has lately adopted
an opinion in favor of maintaining the law
with a strong hand. He was so much in ad
vance of his colleagues that they preferred
awaiting the result of his trip to Ireland,
from which he has just returned, before de
ciding what course to pursue. It is the con
viction of those who are well informed that
there will be a short session of Parliament
before Christmas, solely to enact coercive
measures, but that Bright and Chamberlain
will undoubtedly make a strong effort to de
ter the assembling of Parliament until Janu
ary, when remedial legislation could be intro
duced simultaneously with coercion."
The Daily News intimates that the Cabinet
may decide concerning coercion, and says:
"If Foster shows that the lrish Executive re
:uires some reinforcement of its power, nei
ther the present nor any other' Cabinet that
s possible in England will refuse to discharge
what may besa painful duty."
The Press Association says that it is au- 1
thorized to state that ~orster declared at the
Cabinet Council to-day that there was no ne
cessity to adopt coercive measures in Ireland
at present. The Cabinet, therefore, decided
that an early session of Parliament was un
necessary. The Cabinet has finally agreed
upon the proposals to be submitted to Parlia
ment on the Irish land question, and no more
Cabinet Councils will be held before Christ
WASHINGTON, November 25. -The Secre
tary of State this mining received a tele
gram from the Commission at Pekin, under
date of the 17th inst., to the effect that on
that day two treaties were signed-one of
commerce and another concerning immigra
tion. Mr. Prescott was to leave Pekin on the
20th inst. and bring home the treaties by the
first steamer. , By a previous telegram Secre
tary Evarns had been informed that the im
migration treaty secured to this country con
trol and regulation of the introduction of
Chinese laborers by our own legislation. The
details of the commercial treaty are not yet
WASHINGTON, November 24.--The total
amount estimated for a l the departments ag
gregates $145,264,423 for 1882. The appro
propriations made for the same in 1881 were
The book of estimates containing the
amount of appropriations required for the
public service during the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1882, is completed. The total
amount estimated for legislative expenses is
$3,038,643. The amount appropriated for
the tiscal year ending June 30, 1881, was
$2 971,897. Estimated for executive proper
$98,068, against $97,464 appropriated last
Another Ocean Horror.
SPEZZIA, November 25. - The steamer
Uncle Joseph sank almost immediately after
a collision. Two hundred persons are known
to be drowned and fifty saved. The fate of
the other fifty is at present uncertain. Heart
rending scenes followed the collision, as the
Uncle Joseph was wanting in means to save
the lives of the large number on board. Eye
witnesses of the collision say they cannot
satisfactorily explain the manner and cause
of the occurrence. The passenger list of the
Uncle Joseph shows a total of 264 people on
board, the sailors num ng 3.. Her cargo
consisted of eighty tons of merchandise. At
a roll-call of the survivors 35 passengers and
30 sailors only answered to their names. The
captain also perished.
The Union Pacific.
CHICAGO, November 26 -The Iribune
says: It is said that the Union Pacific Ciil
way Bo. will reorganize and show a tendency
toward lower passenger fares, and that the
rate from Omaha to Ogden, near Salt Lake
City, a distance of 1,034 miles, has been re
duced from $77 to $62, or from 7} cents per
mile to 6 cents per mile. The earnings of
the same road during the past sixteen days in
November increased $222,000 over the same
period last year. What wonderful magnan
imity this is to reduce fares to six cents per
mile on a road built by government money
and presented to a syndicate ring controlling
it, together with a purse of $26,000,000 of
unexpended bonds, in consideration of their
trouble and responsibility in accepting the
The distance from Chicago to New York
is a few miles further than from Omaha to
Ogden, and the regular passenger fare is $22
or one-third that charged by Jay Gould &
Co. on a road built by the government. The
faithful members of Congress from the West
have looked on with complete indifference all
these years, while their constituents who
traveled on that road were fleeced 7½ cents
per mile on a road which cost the ring noth
ing, and which is as cheaply operated as are
the roads east of Omaha. It is still cheaper
for a laboring man to walk than to ride on
Jay Gould's roads built by the people of the
BUTTE, November 20tb, 1880.
The friends of public education will meet
in council at High School Hall, Helena, on
Tuesday, January 4th, 1881, and continue in
session three or four days. Questions of vi
tal importance to our public schools will be
discussed, and an effort made to secure legis
lation that will enhance the efficiency and
promote the welfare of public education.
Teachers and school officers are urgently re
quested to be present from all parts of the
Territory, as an Educational Association will
be organized and a portion of the time de
voted to Institute work.
Half fare on coach lines, we trust, can be
secured, of which future mention will be
Rally, teachers and friends. Let us have
an educational boom in Montana.
W. EGBERT SMITH,
Ter, Supt. of Public Instruction.
,. 4.,gD, l.--
The military commander of the Ute reser
vation has been ordered to repel all forcible
NOTES OF NJEWS.
All news received at Chicago, except the
Tribune's concedes the certainty of Sher
man's election to the Senate from Ohio.
The fight will be sharp. There is no question
that Sherman is the favorite son of the Buck
General Butler, contrary to current report,
has no idea of abstaining from active partici
pation in political affairs, and instead of re
turning to private life, he intends to organize
an independent party in Massachusetts, and
with a personal following of one hundred
thousand voters, to hold the balance of
vower in the old Commonwealth. It is Gen
eral Butler's purpose to come to the front in
next year's State campaign, and if the times
are auspicious, to renew the fight for the Gov
ernorship, in the expectation that his support
of General Hancock will give him every Dem
ocratic vote in the State of Massachusetts.
The Republicans here say, however, that
even if Butler can command all the Democrat
ic votes, he will not be able to take any Re
publicans over with him to the Democratic
Temperance people will be interested to
know that during Lieutenant Schwatka's
great sledge expedition of more than three
thousand miles through the Arctic regions
not a drop of spirituous liquor was made
It is said on competent authority that only
twenty per cent of the shares of the Comstock
mines are held in the brokers' offices in San
Francisco. The other eighty per cent. are
presumed to be held in private hands.
A high mountain near Colorado Springs
has proven to be a genuine volcano. Two
eruptions have taken place within the past
two months, and the flow of lava has extend
ed three miles. It threatens Colorado Springs
with the fate of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The Missouri Republican : Ohio has just
about one hundred more inhabitants than
Illinois, according to the census of 1880, and
yet while Illinois cast only 554 066 votes at
the recent election, Ohio cast 659,771. Poli
tical wiseacres will find it hard to make any
adequate explanation of this extraordinary
difference in the proportion of voters to pop
ulation, without making allowance for a large
fraudulent vote in Ohio.
The Chicago Times' Wichita special says :
A prospecting party has returned from the
Wichita Mountains with excellent specimens
of gold, silver and copper. The discoveries
were made in the southwestern part of the
Indian Territory, which is occupied by sev
eral wild tribes. A mining company has
been organized under the presidency of Dr.
R. Wilson, of Texas, who explored the gold
and diamond mines of South Africa and
equipped an expedition to go in search of
The counsel for the prosecution in the
Morey letter case for some time past have
been carefully examining the letter and the
envelope in which it was enclosed. It is cer
tain that the envelope originally bore neither
name. Photographic copies of it very much
enlarged have been taken and these reveal
thatthe address has been neatly erased from
it. T'he name was either Cox or Fox, care
of some one in the same county.
The Greenback party, it is claimed, will
have nine representatives in the House, viz:
Murch and Ladd of Maine, Brumm of Penn
sylvania, Lowe of Alabama, Hazelton, Ford,
Burrows and Rice of Missouri and Jones of
The Iribune's Portland, Oregon, special
says: The official vote gives Garfield, 20,618;
Hancock, 19,990: Weaver, 245.
Orders have been received from President
Dillon, creating the office of Assistant Gener
al Manager of the Union Pacific railroad,
and appointing Thos. L. Kimball, heretofore
General Passenger and Ticket Agent, to the
The Chicago Times New York special says:
Search to find Edwin Fox, the reporter for
the Truth, who probably originally received
the envelope which figures in the Morey case,
discovers that Fox recently left town and is
now in Nova Scotia. A Truth employe,
named Warren is suspected of beinu the per
son who went to Maryland to secure false
The Leadville Chronicle says: Sixty labor
ers were buried in a snow slide, recently,
near Clark Creek on the Cokomo extension
of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad.
Abous 11 a. m. they noticed the ping trees
trembling and in an instant the slide came
with a loud roar, tearing up the track for a
distance of a quarter of a mile and burying
60 men. John Dine was killed and 19 men
badly injured. The slide carried the track
over the heads of the men and most of hie
wounds were probably caused by the iron
The information in regard to the consoli
dation of the Atchison and Burlington roads,
comes from the highest official sources, and|
there is no doubt that these two rich and
strong corporations will now set about their |
opposition to Gould in a determined and suc
cessful manner. The move is not a merely ]
a stockr.jobbing scheme, but a legitimate bus- j
iness proceeding, entered [upon to make
money steadily and for all time. The staid
and solid Boston stockholders of the two
roads are not given to immatured or imprac
ticable schemes, and when they get into any
thing like this it means business. The al
most endless connectiois of these two roads
will tend to enrich still more the stockholder.
The plans are not fully matured, but there
seems to be no doubt that they will shortly
The people of Maine propose to shelve
Hannibal Hamlin this winter. He has held
one office or another for forty years. It is
feared that the old man has been in office s
long that he will not know how to make a
living without one, and his name has been
suggested for a custom house appointment.
The socialists, of Germany, have resolved
in view of the violent means of repression
used against them, to abstain from voting at
Parnell has issued an appeal to the Ameri
can people, hoping that all lovers of freedom
will assist the agitation now going on in Ire
land, which will secure the radical settlement
of the land question.
The German government is about to com
plete a number of branch railway lines over
the country with a view to their stragetic im
The Bundesrath has passed a law prolong
ing the state of siege in Berlin another year.
The German press strongly condemns the
British Government for its policy of intoler
ance towards Ireland.
The Constantinople Vakit has just assured
3 the Turks with gravity that the United States
> are burning with a desire to go to war with
t England, and insinuates that Turkey is about
- to enter into an alliance with Columbia to
3 punish a common foe.
Orders have been given for the immediate
formation of a small army corps on the
Russian frontier for the purpose of watching
the Kurdish revolt.
At company has been formed for the pur
pose of starting a number of Imperial journals
in France to weigh upon the next general
Although it is reported that the Albanians
resisted by force of arms the approach of
Dervish Pasha to Dulcigno, there were no
casualities. The Albanian honor thus vin
dicated, the League will, perhaps, surrender
Dulcigno without any further resistance.
While a Land Leaguer was addressing the
people fron Costsao-Ballina, county Mayo,
on the 23d, the police attempted to arrest
him for obstructing the street. The mob
entered, and a sanguinary fight ensued. Sev
eral of the police were wounded, but being
reinforced charged on the crowd and arrested
the Land Leaguer.
A force of 1500 men which had been on a
patrolling expedition through Basuto land,
in South Africa, has returned to Mafeting.
They report that they engaged the Basutos on
the 13th inst, defeating them with a heavy
loss. Another section of Basutos rebelled
and have already twice attacked the British
residences at Lerabe. Reinforcements are
being sent thither at the Urgent request of the
The British government is taking great
care that the speeches of the public prosecu
tors in the cases against the members of the
Land League, shall not become public before
the day of trial, and thus betray the govern
ment's course of procedure to the accused.
Each one of the Queen's compositors is guard
ed by a detective who watches every type as
it leaves the case. The printers are sworn to
secrecy. After the speeches have been
printed the proofs are carefully sealed up and
the type distributed.
Affairs at Pekin are still unsettled, Differ
ent parties at the capital are still anxious
about the future of the country-of the na
ture and extent of the demands to be made by
Russia. It is delieved that Tsung Li Yamen
is ignored; that territory will be asked for in
addition to a large money indemnity. It is
generally conceded that Corea and Formosa
are mentioned in this connection. The re
port that the Chinese are desirous of settling
matters by arbitration is perhaps correct. It
is stated that Russia will allow no foreign in
Official information has been received that
Dervish Pasha personally, urrendered Dulcig
no to the Montenegrina on Friday.
During the debate on the budget in the
Hungarian Diet, the question of the regula
tion of the Hungary river was discussed.
The formidable competition of America in
supplying grain and flour had directed their
Lord Beaconsfield received $100,000 for
his new novel "Endymion," from the Long
mans. No such price was ever heard of be
fore for a novel. The first edition will not
be less than 20,000 copies. The report that
it would contain a considerable Gladstone is
believed to be not well founded.
A great attempt is being made in Germany,
to create the indignation of. the students
against the Jews of the Stocker party. This
is already beginning to have an effect at
Leipsic, where stormy meetings are held.