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From l ednesday's Daily.
The county pile driver which was used
by Haney & Ryan in building the piers
of the Fort Benton bridge is being put in
repair preparatory to turning it back to
the couuty. When finished it will be a
better tool than at first.
The two-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mts. William Rowe is dangerously ill, and
foars, are entertaired that the little one
w.il aot survive the night. All that med
it.askill and fond parents' nursing can
t mnplish is being done for the little
:Mm :s. W. H. Clark and Crispin, who
areP uOsp iated with Mr. C. B. Toole in the
t.rnr mind horse busine-s n:1 the South
,FJk of Sun river, have made a new loca
T1i" ' at the. head of Willow creek in the
wt.s. butte of the Sweet Grass hills. They
harverected buildings and first-class cor
rals., and.have already 500 head of cattle
and t150 horses on the range, which is said
to be second to none in the territory.
A few days ago the gentleman purchased
of Turner Bros., of the Marias, 13 head of
young thoroughbred short horn bulls, na
tives of Montana, bred by the Turner
Mr. Wm. Rowe put the new bridge to
a pretty good test a day or two ago. IHe
crossed a herd of 105 heavy range horses.
The animals went over in a bunch "by
jerks" as it were. They would start for
ward and then the leaders would scare
and stop while those behind would crowd
up until the whole herd was one sway
ing, compact mass of horses. In this way
every span had a test and not a bolt or a
rod rattled or showed signs of weakness.
The total weight of the band was proba
blybetween 80,000 and 90,000 pounds.
When it is taken into consideration that
this weight was swaying from side to side,
and backward and forward over each
span, it will be seen that it was a thorough
test of the strength of the structure as a
whole, and also, of each particular por
tion of it. Fort Benton's great iron
;bridge is as strong as it is beautiful. It
is a fLtting monument to the enterprise of
,her business men.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mr. John Croak died very suddenly at
his home on Antelope creek, Friday a. m.,
Decembes 14. He was buried at Phil
Tom Clancy, a confirmed inebriate, who
°has resided in Fort Benton for five or six
years past, and always supposed to be
more or less mentally unbalanced, had a
hearing a day or two ago, and was re
manded to the Warm Spring's asylum.
Sheriff O'Neal took him. west by to-day's
Thae econd and last high ferry tower,
opposite the post office block, and on the
opposite side of the river, was to-day cut
down by Mr. Malcolm Morrow, Sr., to
whom it belonged. Tne first one disap
peared in the same manner some time
ago. TIhpy were only valuable for old
The RIVER P'RESS 1 In receipt of a car
load of Milk river coal from the mine of
Mr. Thomas O'Hanlon, near Fort Bel
knap. The car is now being unloaded,
and as soon -as the weather turns cold
enough for the purpose we are
going to put its' heating qualities to a
practical test. It` looks fine-much bet
ter than the ordinary run of soft coal, and
we predict that it will be as good as it
Mose Solomon, of the Marias, was in
town yestsrday taking a look at Fort
Benton's new bridge and other public im
provements. He seemed especially and
deeply interested in the electric plant.
During the evening he took a RIVER PRESS
reporter by the button hole, hauled him
ofl to one side and propounded a scien
tifically philosophical interrogatory that
knocked him completely out of time.
Said Mose: "You know I've got the fin
est collection of egg-producing hens in
the country. I raised several hundred
bushels of corn this year and am feeding
them high. They lay one egg apiece ev
ery day. Don't you think if I was to get
one of those electric lights and hang in
the 100-foot long by 40-foot wide poultry
house I'd fool'em? They'd think the sun
was shining at midnight, and lay two
eggs a day instead of one." The reporter
aoknowledged he had not given the sub
ject sufficient attention to venture a defi
Mlr. Malcolm Morrow, Sr., paid the
Ri V ER PRI.SS office a visit yesterday, and
heartily endorsed all we have written
concerning a flouring mill at this place.
He is anxious to see some one take the
lead with a subscription paper soliciting
subscriptions to the capital stock of a
co-mpany to be organized for the purpose
of building a mill. To prove that he was
in earnest he said: "I will subscribe five
hundred dollars, with the understanding
that the mill is to be built before next
crap is harvested, and to be put in the
hands of a first class, practical miller."
Mr. Mlorrow also said that he did not be
lieve in going away from home and ship
ping in articles that can be produced
and mauufactured at home. He very
properly condemns it as a suicidal policy.
The RIVER Passm will "stand in" with a
subscription to the capital stock of a
mill oompany. We have heard numbers
of farmers say they were prepared to take
stock. Let us go to work at this enter.
prise and raise the necessary capitaL
There is nothing to prevent our people
fr',m building the mill on their own as
count, if outside capital is slow to seize
From Friday's Daily.
When a RIVER PRESS representative
was in Bozeman last fall he was informed
that Milwaukee and St. Louis brewers'
agents were there buying all the brewer's
barley they could get at from $firstname.lastname@example.org
per cwt. From practical experience east
ern brewers have ascertained that Mon
tana grown brewer's barley is superior to
any in the United States. A rainless,
dewless harvest is essential to the proper
saving of the grain. The least rain or
dew destroyes the clean, bright appear
ance of the grain so desirable to brewers.
Stained barley is not wanted if the clean,
:bright, heavy grain can be secured. Mon
tana is peculiarly favored in this respect.
Her grains of all kinds are plump and
full, and at the same time hard and
bright. No mildew or "must" in the
shock, stack or warehouse ever affect
grain here as in the east. That is why
Montana small grains take the lead the
Mr. Edward Burke, of Highwood, a
gentleman who has traveled the world
over and observed much, suggested to a
RIVER PRESS reporter the other day a
manufacturing enterprise that promises
much for eiery section of Montana if
adopted. There is nothing visionary
about it; it is practicable, and can be
started with a small capital. It is noth
ing less than the manufacture of starch
from potatoes. He says that the well ma
tured mealy Montana potatoes carry a
larger percentage of starch than any in
the known world. Mrs. Burke by a sim
ple hand process manufactures all the
starch she needs for home use, and says it
is superior to any that can be bought.
for making custards, puddings, etc., it is
far ahead of corn starch. The process is
simple: The potatoes are grated or
ground into a pulp; the pulp is then
strained, and all the potato water forced
through a thin, strong cloth into a suita
ble basin of any kind; the water is allow
ed to stand until the starch settles in a
sediment to the bottom. When this oc
curs, which requires a number of hours,
the remaining potato water should be
poured off; then take pure clear water
and stir it until the starch is dissolved.
This is done to wash the starch. Let it
settle until all the starch is again at the
bottom of the vessel then pour off the wa
ter. Repeat this operation as often as is
desirable-the oftener it is done the
cleaner and purer the starch will be.
When the water is poured off for the last
time let the starch dry thoroughly and it
will be found as delicious as any in the
world. Mr. Burke says there are many
factories in New Brunswick and the east
ern states where potato starch is made.
He thinks Montana potatoes are far su
perior to those of the east, and that our
farmers could make money selling to fac
tories if the manufacture of starch should
be commenced in this country. Here is a
chance for some enterprising man.
THE BOUNTY LAWS.
At the extra session of the legislative
assembly of the territory, held in Septem
ber, 1887' a bill was passed providing that
boards of county commissioners may pre
scribe certain bounties for the killing of
wild animals found within the limits of
their respective counties. The act was
approved September 13th.
The next day, September 14th, an act
was approved providing "That all laws
or parts of laws authorizing the payment
of bounties for the killing of ground
squirrels, prairie dogs, wolves, coyotes,
bears, or other wild animals be, and the
same are hereby repaaled," and that "All
acts or parts of acts in conflict with this
act are hereby repealed."
It was the objectpf the legislative as
sembly to repeal the old territorial boun
ty law and to leave the question of pay
ing bounties for the killing of the wild
animals named in the hands of the boards
of commissioners of the several counties.
But through the bungling for which that
body is noted in the history of Montana
legislative assemblies, it passed the re
pealing act after instead of before the
county bounty law, and hence swept not
only the old but the new law from our
statute books at one blow.
The law, however, would have been a
dead letter had it remained, for no one
or two counties would have authorized
the payment of bounties unless all did
and such unanimity of action would be
among the very remotest of possibilities.
No one county can afford to pay for kill
ing the stock destroying animals of its
contiguous counties, and that is about
what any of the eastern or northern Mon
tana counties would have had to do in
case the others failed to act in the mat
ter. Therefore we hold that the Helena
Herald advises an impracticable measure
in the following excerpt, which we find in
its issue of the 19th inst:
No doubt efforts will be made to revise
the bounty laws. We recognize the im
portance to some sections of the territory
to stimulate the destructlQn of predatory
wild animals, but we believe the better
way to provide for this is to leave this
power with the commissioners of each
county. The bounties then will be higher
or loer according as local sentiment and
interest may dictate.
A county bounty law is not just what is
wanted at present. The wolf pest is a
general, not a local one, and a general
law, not one purely local in its applica
tion, is what is needed to meet and eradi
cate. Whether that can best be done by
a bounty law or by a law incorporating
provisions outlined by the RIVEi PRESS
can be left to the determination of the
legislature. That som.ting. should be
done, however, to exterminate- stook de
stroying animals is apparent, T'he con
tract is too big for individual counties to
undertake. It clearly comes within, the
province of the territory to protect the
stock industry, as the industry is one of
the principal sources of territorial reve
Entitled to the Best.
All are entitled to the best that their
money will buy, so every family should
have at once a bottle of the best family
remedy, Syrup of Figs, to cleanse the sys
tem when costive or bilious. For sale in
50c and $1 bottles by all leading drug
The special quality of Ayer's Hair Vigor
is that it restores the natural growth,
color and texture of the hair. It vitalizes
the roots and follicles, removes dandruff,
and heals itching humors in the scalp. In
this respect it surpasses all similar prepa
Cure your cold while you can. One bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy v'ill
cure any ordinary cold, but if neglected,
catarrh, chronic bronchitis or consump
tion may follow, and they are. seldom if
ever cured by any medecine or treatment.
Only 50 cents a bottle. For sale by M. A.
Are You Skeptical?
If so we will convince you that Acker's
English Remedy for the lungs is superior
to all other preparations, and is a positive
cure for all throat and lung troubles,
Croup, Whooping Cough and Colds. We
guarantee the preparation. W. J. Minar
Fort Benton, M. T.
If you want good fancy patent flour for
$3.50 call at I. G. Baker & Co.'s. *
Fancy patent flour at I. G. Baker &
Co.'s only $3.50 per hundred pounds. *
Wood, sawed in three lengths, for sale
by Goodrich & Hawk at $8.50 per cord. 5
Parties desiring to buy property in or
near Benton can do so through W. H.
Call at H. J. Wackerlin & Co.'s for gen
uine imported china and glassware. No
auction stock or cheap goods, but genuine
Miss Maggie Finnigan, of Boston, Mass.
will hereafter conduct the millinery and
dressmaking department at T. C, Power
& Bro.'s store. *
Direct importation of genuine Austra
lian glassware received in original pack
ages at H. J. Wackerlin & Co's. No cheap
John imitations, but genuine goods. *
For genuine hand-painted imported
chinaware go to H. J. Wackerlin & Co's.
No auction stock, but the genuine goods,
imported direct in original packages from
Carlsbad, Germany. *
Among the people of to-day, there are
few indeed, who have not heard of the
merits of Prickly Ash Bark and Berries,
as a household remedy. Teas and drinks
have been made of them for centuries,
and in hundreds of families have formed
the sole reliance for rheumatic and kid
ney diseases. Prickly Ash Bitters now
take the place of the old 'system and is
more beneficial in all the troubles of this
Hints to Travelers.
Ticket offices are open thirty (30) min
utes before the departure of trains and it
is best to buy tickets before taking your
seat in the cars.
Always purchase your tiekets at regu
lar railroad ticket offices. Irresponsible
outside parties often have expired, coun
terfeit or stolen tickets which they try to
palm off on the unwary.
oupon tickets to all important points
in the United States and Canada are for
sale at the coupon offices of "The Bur
lington" by various routes at the choice
of the passenger.
Personal baggage not exceeding 150
pounds is carried free on 'The Burlington
All in excess of that amount will be
charged for in accordance with the tar
iff supplied to agents.
Mileage tiekets entitling the holder to
travel either 1,000 or 2,000 miles over the
lines of "The Burlington system" are for
sale by ticket agents at all principal sta
All information respecting connection
of trains at junction points or terminal
stations, through rates of fare,etc, will be
cheerfully given by our ticket agents or
on application to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen'1
Pass. Agent C., B. & N. R'y, St. Paul,
THE REV. GEO. H. THAYER, of
Bourbon, Ind., says: "Both myself and
wife owe our lives to SHILOH'S CON
SUMPTION CURE." M. A. Flanagan,
Fort Benton, M. T.
ARE YOU MADE miserable by Indi
gestion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of
Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh's Vitalizer
is a positive cure. M. A. Flanagan, Fort
Benton, M. T.
WHY WILL YOU cough when Shiloh's
Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10
cts., 50 cts. and $1. M. A. Flanagan, Fort
Benton, M. T.
SHILOH'S CATARRH REMEDY-a
positive cure for Catarrh, Dhiptheria and
Canker Mouth. M. A. Flanagan, Fort
Benton, M. T.
"HACKMETACK," a lasting and fra
grant perfuime. Price 25 and 50 cents.
M. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M. T.
SHILOH'S CURE will immediately re
lieve ,Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron
chitis. IM. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M.
FOR DYSPEPSIA and Liver Com
plaint, you have a printed guarantee on
every bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer.` It nev
er fails to cure. M. A. Flanagan, Fort
Benton, M. T.
A NASAL INJECTOR tefrewth each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price
50; cents. M. A. Flanagan, Eort Benton,
Residence for Sale.
Brick house, story and a half, five rooms; two
lots, barn and outhouses. The property is located
in Fort Benton, within a square and a half of the
court house. Also, four lots in reservation addi
tion to the townsite of Fort Benton, well located on
Main street. Owner anxious to sell. Address
RIVER PRESS, Fort Benton, M. T.
Advice to Mothers.
MRS. WINSLOV'S SOOTHING SYRUP should always
be used for children teething. It soothes the child,
softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic,
and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five
cents a bottle.
Wheat! Wheat! Wheat!
Messrs. Murphy, Maclay & Co. are
now buying wheat for us delivered at
their store at Fort Benton, for which
they will pay the highest cash price.
CATARACT MILL CO.
City Property for Sale.
I offer for sale on reasonable terms the follow
ing desirable real estate situated in the city of
Fort Benton: One house and four lots on upper
Front street, viz: lots 5, 6, 9 and 10, block 6; also
lots 13, 11, 15 and 16, block 100, reservation addition
to the city of Fort Benton. For terms, etc.. ap
dly to MRS. B. B. TIERNEY,
White Sulphur Splings, M. T.
C. B. NOLAN. JNO. BEAN.
ýOLAN & BEAN,
Cold Block - - - Helena, M.T.
C. D. CRUTCHER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Fort Benton, - - M.T.
.Will answer all calls in city or country.
OFFICE-At Grand Union hotel.
Estrays Taken Up.
Two gray geldings came to my ranch about the
middle of July, and have remained in my herd, de
scribed as follows: Gray gelding, weight about
850 pounds, a brownish or chocolate color next to
the flank and ribs. Anchor brand on right thigh,
and J with lazy S across on left shoulder.
One flea-bitten gray, about the same size with
saddle marks on back and branded thus: J on
left shoulder. Both are gnetle. The owner is
requested to come and pay charges on the same
and take them away as they have proved a great
nuisance to me. DR. WILL E TURNER,
Fort Benton, Montana.
Of the condition of the
First National Bank
Of FO()RT BENTON,
:n the Territory of Montana, at the Close of
Business on December 12, 1888.
Loans and discounts ......................$255,771 17
Overdrafts ............. ... 5,719 59
U. S. bonds to secure circulation (par val.) 25,000 00
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages...... 16,560 31
Due from approved reserve agents ...... 11,157 09
Due from other national ban?:s.......... 936 74
Due from state and private banks and
bankers ................................ 1,076 38
Banking house.................$ 8,000 00
Other real estate ............... 27.097 60
Furniture and fixtures.......... 4,155 88 39,253 48
Current expenses and taxes paid,......... 4,605 87
Premium (market value) on bonds for cir
culation ............................ 1,500 00
Checks and other cash items ............. 2,816 00
Bills of other banks..................... 1,410 00
Fractional paper--currency, nickels and
cents ........... ................... 69 35
Specie-Gold coin ............. 590 C00
Gold treasury certificate 600 00
Silver coin............ 1,463 15
Silver treas certificates. 2,400 00 5,053 15
Legal tender notes................... 3,500 00
Redemption fund with U. S. treasurer... 1,125 00
Due from U. S. treasurer (other than 5
per cent. redemption fund).......... .. 500 00
Total ...........................$.376,051 13
Capital stock paid in.... .......... .$100.000 00
Surplus fund ....................... 75,000 ()
Undivided profits ....................... 30,u15 25
Circulattng notes received from
comptroller ..................$22,500 00
Less amount on hand and in
treasury for redemption or in
transit............ .... ..... 1,190 00 21,310 00
Individual deposits subject to check .... 548,968i
Demand certificates of deposit ........... 91,9.4 57
Certified checks.......................... 1,000 00
Cashier's checks outstanding.......... . 400 00
Due to other national banks ............. 1,361 50
Total ........................ ......$376,054 13
I, Jos. A. Baker, cashier of the First National
bank of Fort Benton, Montana, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true, to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
JOS. A. BAKER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day
of December, 1888.
HARRY B. IILL,
Notary Public in and for the county of Choteau,
territory of Montana.
CHAS. E. CoNRAD, '
F. ATKISSON, IDirectors.
T. A. CUMMINos,)
E. H.. bHERMAN,
Representing the firm of
ESTEY & CAMP,
Manufacturers and dealers in fine
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
All Instruments W arranted.
lnstruments shipped direct from warehouse in
Chicago. Instruments sold on monthly pay
ments. Correspondence solicited.
IL-adqEuarters and Postofiece,
SHEM- - - - MONTANA,
..M. .J. ..
!'-i~: .\'.dK;i ;:! a .M ·l t. 6 FJLI~F.I .I!IM
Buffalo, Bear, Badger,
Chinese Dog, Wild Cat,
Angora Goat, Wiolf,
South American Bison,
JUST RECEIVED BY
GANS & KLEIN,
Fort Benton, - Mont.
-WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
LIQUORS :: AND :: CIGARS,
The largest and best select.
ed stock of Imported and
Domestic Liquors and Cigars
in Northern Montana.
Mail orders receive prompt attent.on,
C+ANS 8 KLEIN,
Front St. - - Fort Benton, M. T:
C. M. LANNNG,
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN,
Fort Benton. - - Montana.
DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
Fine Goods for the Holiday Trade
WHITE ¬ SINGER SEWING MACHINES.
GRAND UNION HOTEL,
FORT BENTON MONTANA.
HAVING assumed charge of the above
SHIIotel, and thoroughly renovated andt
-_ = = largely re-furnished the same, the pro
prietor is prepared to furnish as good
accommodations to the traveling public,
to tourists and those seeking a change
of air, as can be found anywhere in the
A " A TRIAL IS SOLICITED.
JERE S ULLIFh..sr, Proprietor.
Broadwater, McCulloh & Co.,
DEALERS -:- IN - GENERAL - MERCHANDISEI
We carry a full andf complete stock of all Merchandise
demanded by trade of the Territory.
1. ~~ a_, .Nra. & co., Fort Assinaboine,
Port MaPinnis Montana, MONTAXA.