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rEPISCOPAL. Episcopal Church services are held every Sunday the Court House, at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunda. School at 2:30 p. m. Rev. S. C. Blackiston, Pastor. CATHOLIC. Catholic Church services will be held at the several churches as follows: Fort Benton-First and last Sundays of each month. San River-Second Sunday of each month. Fort Assinaboin and Fort Shaw (al ternately)-Thlrd Sunday of each month. First Mass, 8 a. m.; High SMass and Sermon, 10:30 a. m.; Sunday School, 2:30 p. m.; Evening Service and Lecture, 7:30 n. m. Rev. H. J. Camp, S. J. IN TOiWN AND OUT. __.__.o.--.-. One more unfortunate- Not for its health Rashly importunate, Seeking for wealth. Take it up prayerfully, Deign it a glance; Look it o'er carefully Pay in advance. There will be Divine service at the Catho lic Church on next Sunday. Sunday School and Vespers as usual. Murphy, Neel & Co. received a lot of freight on Tuesday, consisting mostly of woolen goods from California. We are indebted to Mr. P. H. Hughes, of Hughes City, for much valuable information concerning the Barker Mining District Mr. Pat ker, photograher, has sold his house and lot, on Front street, to W. S. Stocking. The consideration was $600. The demand for tenement houses is greater than it ever has been. Some enterprising capitalist should take the matter in hand. A petition is being circulated and gener ally signed for the improvement of Arnoux street. which is in need of better drainage. Meagher county stockmen are complaining of the number and avidity of bears, which are doing great damage to the sheep herds. Several cases of whooping cough and measles are reported in town. None, how ever, have up to the present time been of fatal nature. Mr. Geo. Hammond has moved on the ranch he recently purchased of Mr. Hogan, on the Teton. He is fitting up his town resi dence for rent. Episcopal church services will be held at the Court House, at 11 a. m. and 7. p. m. Sunday School at 2.30 p. m. The Rev. S. C. Blackistone, rector, will officiate. IMr. George Farmer, an experienced quartz miner, who returned a few days ago from a trip to the Barker District, speaks very highly-of the prospects of the camp. The voting precincts of the South Fork district of Sun River will be at Chas. Caseys; at Eagle Rock it will be at the stage station, and Sun River Crossing, at Largent's Hotel. Mr. Paris Gibson, who is interested in the Barker and Grey Eagle lodes, now being developed, returned from the mines on Mon day reporting everything looking favorable. Mr. John C. Lilly has completed his build ing at Hughes City and will shortly open up. Johnny is a popular, painstaking business man and is bound to succeed at the new camp. Mr. T. C. Power is in town for a few day en route to the States. We understand tha Mr. Power is making arrangements for the erection of several business houses, on Main street, for rent. Building and improvements generally still progress around town, but owing to press of time, as is usually the case with maiden , publications, we are unable in this issue to mention them all in detail. The Centennial Botel, under the manage ment of Messrs. Culbertson and Mills, is giving good satisfaction to its guests. The house is neat and orderly and is located cor ner of Front and St. John street. T''h~ contractfor furnishing brick for the New Hotel having been let to storer & storer, the Trustees are now making prepar Sations for building. The Hotel will not be completed, however, until spring. We hear it stated that Asa Samples & Bro. iitend opening a meat market on Front street sometime in the near future. Come again. Competition is the life of trade in meat and bolognas as well as other things. SNotwithstanding the increased acreage under cultivation this year, grain and vege tables are scarcer than ever. Potatoes onions, cabbage etc, when brought to marke go like hot cakes, and the cry is "bring u more. " I The Chobteau House is the neatest ke hotel in the Territory and is doing a rushims business. The senior proprietor, Mr. Sull van, is a hotel man of experience, while hi :associate, Mr. H. B. Hill, cannot be beat i doing the "polite. " Benton has reason to be proud of its busi ness men. They are all, as the saying is, smart as steel traps, and they have by their indefatigable industry, changed :the Sposition of this town -Upot~ the commericial map of Montana. Deschamp and Kilialy are taking a stock of g~otds to Hughes City, Barker Distxict. They intend to keep 'a general stock of: liquore, (igars; :itobacco,, dry goods. and ,groceries, and are capabie of giying good atsfctipn to er We understand that some parties are fig uring upon the feasibility of cleaning the Shonkin Creek with a view of rafting logs and cord wood to Benton. This would be a very good move and we trust that nothing prevent its accomplishment. Mr. John S. Atchison, who has been here for some days purchasing goods, left forFort Maginnis on the 25th. Mr Atchison speaks very highly of the Musselschell country and expects to see every acre of available land taken up before many months. About the time of going to press a fire broke out in the log building used for a jail. As the demands of the people seem to have no effect towards obliterating this pen from the public gaze, the elements are evidentl organizing to raze it to the ground. The real estate boom has somewhat abated, although we learn that some transfers of property have lately been made at good Sgures, and negotiations are under way for the purchase of some desirable locations at what we consider, very high prices. Mr. Van Hale is in town from his ranch at the head of the Shonkin. He reports some floss by the :hail storm during the summer but nothing serious. He has a fine lot of potatoes, on which he hopes to realize hand somely, the article being somewhat scarce. Johnson Brothers, of Deer Lodge county, are in town buying goods for the sheep ranch of Johnson & Jacques, which is now located in the Judith country. These gen tlemen have just driven their sheep from Deer Lodge county to the above location. Geo. W. Crane has just received a fine stock of stationery and blank books, among which are some novelties in the way of legal cap, letter and note tablets, of manilla ruled. George has an eye to the ornamental as well as the useful in catering to the wants of this community. The Overland Hotel, or as it familiarily termed, "The Bonanza House," is always crowded. The proprietor aims to give sat isfaction to his guests if the Benton market holds out. Judging from the large number of boarders, and transient guests, we meet there we should say that he has succeeded. The increase of postal routes is the neces sity of this county, and fortunately it is a need in which we can all unite in praying for. To further the applications for increase the voters of every precinct should turn out so that statements made of the number of inhabitants can be verified by reference to the respective poll books. Owing to press of time, consequent to our anxiety to present the first number of the RIVER PRESS to our subscribers this week, and to lack of space in our columns, we have neglected to notice editorially the numerous business advertisments which appear in this issue. We feel assured that our advertising patrons will overlook this omission, when they consider the dificulties which generally \ set the first publication of a newspaper, ·~n which surround the inception of every new enterprise. The Steamer Butte now due at Cow Island, h•s in addition to other goods about one hundred anal fifty barrels of apples for Pow er & Bro., and also one hundred and fifty boxes of apples for Murphy, Neel & Co. Samples of this fruit "_a:, .._ _nn show tiat it is of the finest quality of Michigan and Missouri fruit, far superior to that which comes from California. Benton citizens can revel in red apples and hard cider all win ter. There is no telling what a river town candountil it tries. We expect to ship oysters on the half shell by boat next fall. While Ed. Smith was leaving the Montana stables with a team and light wagon, his horse took fright and put up the street in a style known only to the genus cayuse. With the first jump the neck yoke broke, etting down the tongue, which in about a hundred yards got stuck in the ground, snapping it off like a pipe stem, and bring ng the outfit up with such suddenness that Mr. Smith was literally spilled out, turning somersaults like an acrobat. Other than some slight bruises he was uninjured. The eam after running itself out of wind was finally brought round all right. It is predicted that within two years the iron horse 1 be snorting bet4leen Bention -nd the Bar r mines. Whileiw hav. heard notihing d n te in regard tQ it, it would be no sui is to s to 1rn tha cmpiny had .aen o. ie to b a failr ~d between the two llaes. \ThE1more e sub t is ven tilatedt e m~ eprac.e t4.4 e. ppears as a pying b ness ste. 4~ the prese i demand trslnaporta n4he - quire nents for b aterial stone, tim bertc., and :the need of an incre. sed supply ofel, all of which are plentiful in the Belt Mountain district, a narrow-gauge railroad of fifty miles in length is by no means a matter :f mre Specu!ation. *' 8. Wetzel's store, on the corner of .Front and Bond streets, is undergoing im provements ofa very suggestive nature. The ~atore iwas lengthened over fifty feet but a .ew inonths ago: butJhe rapid increase, in both the wholeale and retail departments of this houfse, dands additional space. The store of zetail purchasera, the wholesale depart xent being removedlto the adoiniig ware-. fPersons to whom we send sample copies of the RIVER PRiss need not hesitate about receiving the same, under the impression that we have added their names to our list of subscribers without authority. Our can vassing agent will make a tour of the Terri tory in a short time, and those now receiv ing the paper who desire to become subscri bers can arrange with him, or, if they prefer they can drop us a line to that effect at any time. Messrs. Murphy, Neel & Co.'s new brick building on the corner of Front and Benton streets is fast approaching completion. It is an immense structure, and, when completed, will be one of the handsomest as well as the largest building'in the Territory. It is 44 by. 125 feet in the clear, with a basement eight et in the clear, and an upper floor of six teen foot ceiling. Et:ch room has an area of five thousand one hundred and twenty-four square feet, or an aggregate for the two rooms of ten thousand two hundred and forty-eight square feet. The building will be practicably fire-proof, having an iron roof and everything so arranged as to guard against accidents of that nature. he rapidly increasing busies, of this firmý endered this building necessary, and we ,ae much grati fied to see that they tave so promptly met the requirements of tlh irteavy trade. They expect to be able o, occ py the new building about the first of ece . r next, when we will give a more oalfe- otice of this magnificent business house. AnnouElnMcernIent. Mr. Max Watterman, a gentleman of fine abilities and an excellent speaker, of Sun River, 'will address the people of B~ ton next Saturday night on the political issue of the county. Give him a good reception. S chool Exhibition. There will be a public exhibition held in the assembly room on Friday afternoon, and it is to be hoped that parents who have children attending the school will encourage them by personal attendance. Nothing will have better effect on the morale of a school than a live public interest in them. Poilitdea Notice. George Clendennin is the Republican nomi nee for Representative in place of James Arnoux. Nick Welsh is the nominee for Road Supervisor, and the gentleman named in the Record is not the Republican candi date. Record please correct. By order of the REPUBLICAN CEN COMMITTEE. PURELY PE SONAL, -D. W. Rich, of the Terminus, is sojourn ing at the Overland. --Len. Johnson, of San Francisco, is reg istered at the Overland. -J. E. Leavitt, of Hughes City, is in town purchasing winter stock. -Mr. Jos. Lessard, foreman of the Wright & Elwards mine, is in town. -Miss Mary Healy, who has been ill for a few weeks paist, is now convalescent. -Mrs. Nick Welch, who has been danger ously ill for some time, is much better. -J. H. McKnight, post trader at For Shaw,. is paying his Benton friends a brief visit. -C. R. Buckman, of Assinaboin, placed his autograph on the Centennial register this week. -D. W. Marsh, a prominent merchant of Fort Walsh, is registered at the Choteau House. -Mesdames Wetzel, Blackiston and Wright left this morning for a brief visit to Mrs. Woods, on Highwood. -J. A. Wells, of Clagett, tarried for a brief period with his old time friends and ac quaintances this week. We acknowledge a call from Mr. H. L. Wright, the discoverer of the valuable Wright & Edwards lode. -Len. McCulloch, business manager of C. A. Broadwater & Co. at Assinaboin, shook hands with his Benton friends this week. -Capt. Braithwaite, the efficient and pop ular captain of the steamer Eclipse, passed a day or two among his many friends here last week. -Miss Nellie Brightman left last week, per steamer, for New York. During her short stay Miss Brightman made many friends in Benton. -Mr. Freeman, of the Glendale Atlantis, has been in town canvassing for his paper. He is the most graceful and plausible liar in the Territory. The numerous friends of Mr. John Lepley throughout the Territory, will be grieved to learn that he stil lies dangerously ill, at the Choteau House. " +Mrs. Lieut. Krtuse, who has been spend ing the summer with her parents at Deer Lodge, returned lastweek, much to the de light of her social friends. -Geo. W. Willard, formerly with Broad water & Co., of Fort Assinaboin, has severed his connection with rthat firm and accepted the position of cl.erk to Paymaster Arthur. --Chester M. 'ravis, father of Lee Travi, of the Helena MBrning Oepital, died Tuesday afternoon, 19th inst., about 2 o'clock. Mr. Travis had been tresdent of ontana for 18 years, and was. a . one time one of tha most active businelsisiY of the Territory. -Mrs. Geo.leidemia, J'r., and her sister, ~i~; W ao9V -We learn that Col. Keeler has taken the position of society editor on the Record, vice Nellie Brightman, and his ponderous ear does double duty taking in gossip and carrying crayons. -T. A. Cummings and bride arrived last week from the East. Mrs. Cummings is a highly accomplished lady, and will prove a valuable acquisition to our social circle. Welcome. Jas. Matkin and Henry Jennings left on Tuesday for the mouth of Deep Creek, where they will put in a few days fishing and shooting. They say they will bring back a wagon load of fish, and no end of game. -Robert E. Strahorn, advertising agent for the Union Pacific Railroad and author of "To the Rockies and Beyond," is in the Territory, with his wife, taking a season of relaxation from the responsible duties of his position, and gathering material for new labors. Mr. Louis Heitman and Miss Carrie Lepley are to be married on the 28th instant, at Worthington, Iowa. from whence they will proceed direct to Benton as fast as coach and cars can bring them. The wedding was :n tended to have taken place on the 21st.. The contracting parties have the warmest wishes of a large circle of friends, who will wel come them to Benton, their future home. The RIVER PRESS unites with their many friends in congratulating the happy couple. The Priee.Conr la Wedlin g. On Thursday,. ~ occurred one of those social events which are always a cause of congratulation. We refer to the wedding of Mr. Charles Price and Miss Mary Conrad, which took place :at the residence of the biride's parents. Invitations had been freely extended and a lai'ge number of our best it;nss mere present at the ceremony. he elegant and commodious residence of Mr. J. A. Baker was 'illuminated' throughout, and the efiect produced; was unique;, the archi tecture of the building admitting, by the dis position of the light, the form of a terraced pyramid. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. C. Blackiston at 8:30 p. m. with the impressive marriage service of the Episcopal Chureh. The bride-and what bride does not- looked lovely as she came in preceded by her parents, attired in a bridal dress of the brighest blue silk, with a ming ling of rich white late and' satin, shaded by a veil of the finest tissue and decked with a wreath of orange blossoms. The groom was attired in the usual evening full dress. After the ceremony a collation was served, which in quality and table adornment was one of the most elegant ever known in Benton social circles. The presents were numerous, elegant and appropriate. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the bride and groom gave a reception at the res idence of MLr. and Mrs. Baker, which was attended by their numerous friends, who all united in wishing to the newly wedded couple all the happiness possible. MONTANA MITES. [New North West.] Butter is one of the scarce commodities at present, and probably will be all winter. The grass is short this season. Sportsmen complain of the scarcity of game this season both in this and the famous Nevada Creek and Big Blackfoot valleys,. The stage station on the Deer Lodge and Helena road has been changed from Hayes' ranch to Pierce's ranch about one half mile this side. Since the removal of the Terminus to Dil lon changes have been made in 'the arrival and departure of coaches here as follows: Gilmer, Salisbury & Co. 's stages leave Dil lon at 8 p. m. and arrive here at 5 to 6 p. m. the following day. The coach for Dillon now leaves here at 6 a. m. Both coaches run direct, not going into Butte as formerly. Thomas Duffy, better known throughout Utah and Montana as "Big Tom," died recently at the Sisters' hospital of typhoid fever. It will be remembered that about three weeks ago, while striking a drill in the YoSemite mine, Bingham, a piece of steel flew from the head of the drill and lodged in Duffy's eye. Unsuccessful attempts Were made to extract the steel in Bingham, and it: is also claimed that the matter did not receive proper attention at the time. He finailly came to the hospital, and had the steel e,: tracted about a week ago. usbandman] SThere are three' r hreshers humii ing away in the Missouri yalley The re-establishment of daily mail service between White Sulphur Springs and Fort Custer went into effect last week. A grain depot is very much needed a White Sulphur Springs. Any one who would establish himself in the isiness here could not fail to do weell. John Steinberner intends erecting a build ing 25x50 feet on the corner of Main and Fifth street yet this fall. Carpenters are now figurtng on the )ob. One of the most delightfull portions of Meagher country lies along the eastern 5l0p3 of the Snow mountains between Fort ·Ma ginis and the Musselshell 'rive :There is: but one ranch in: all this region, yet there is, rooma for hundredrs. A nice box of fruit received at this office fact that fruit can be grown in' 'Montana they grew, we learn, were loaded down with fruit. Another year this orchard will pro duce quite a supply of fruit. It gives us pleasure to note Mr. Pickering's success. He is untiring in his efforts and spares neither expense nor pains, and having for his motto, "there is no such word as fail. " [Herald.] Mr Fred Garmer, we learn, has decided to embark in sheep growing, and is now locat ing ranches in the Judith for this purpose. While firing the salute in honor of the Republican victory in Indiana and Ohio, a premature discharge of the gun occured through a moment's carelessness of the man at the vent, who in some way failed to have the pad securely held in place. The dis charge resulted in quite severe but fortu nately not dangerous injuries to James Crump, colored, an experienced. artillerist, who served throughout the war. Mr. Wickes, engineer on the N. P. Road, who passed through Missoula not long ago bound for the Jocko, returned last Thursday. He refused to be interviewed on account of haste, but stated that he was instructed to return to Little Blackfoot and (rganiz a party there, and proceed to locate the Pen d'Oreilie division of the road. He will proceed from Little Blackfoot this way, and work as long as the weather will permit. This is the first real busiiiess-like step we Lave seen taken toward bringing a railroad down the Hell Gate Canyon, and we feel like tossing our hat in the air over the event. [Avant Courier.] H. Coppock, a stockman and capitalist of Kansas City, arrived in town this week. He came via Miles City. iMr. Coppock is looking up a suitable location for a stock range and a desirable place for a permanent .residence. . On Monday last, W. W. Woolverton kindly sent us two cabbages as large as a half bushel, and not to be outdone. J. K. Knox brought into our sanctum one of the Marblehead Mammoth variety, measuring fifteen feet and three inches in diameter and weighing twenty-eight pounds. They were raised on "Sour Dough" Creek, a few miles above town. If any of our cotems. are short a head or two, we should like to hear from them. [Yellowstone Journal.] The N. P. R. R. Co., has recently sold ten townships to a German colony on the Pend 0' Rielle end of their line, consisting of 20,740 acres, and netting the company over half a million of dollars. Mr. Hunt, who has charge of Mr. Hubbell's saw miil, cut one million feet of lumber in two days less than three months. This is considered to be the fattest work ever done in the Yellowstone: valley. The surrendered Indians at Fort Keogh are not, it appears, to be sent to a southern reservation before spring, To induce them to go at all it will probably be necessary to transport them by boat. Secretary Schurz has arranged with the War Department to have the 1.500 more or less of penitents fed in the meantime by the Subsistence Depart ment of the Army the Indian Bureau having nofunds available for the purpose. The necessary supplies will be forwarded to Bismarck at once, and will be hauled thence to Fort Keogh-which will cause active times on the road down the Yellowstone during the next few months. This work would be greatly simplified if the railroad was running to the river. Judges of Election The following are the judges of election in the various precincts of Choteau county: Benton-W. H. Hunt, Ed. Dunne, E. L. Smith. Twenty-Eight Miles Springs-A. D. Vance. Sun River-Robert Vaughn, J. C. Adams, Matt. Furnell. Old Agency-J. Gibson, A. B. Hamilton, t. J. Burd. Shonkin-G. D. Patterson, D. Riley, J. M. Boardman. Righwood-P.W. Buckland, J.M.Arnoux, P. Woods. Marias--Mose Solomon, M. Langevin, C. S Sanborn. Abbot's'Ferry-J. Billings, Sol. Abbott, Ed. Tingle. Droffs Wood Yard-J. C. Tutt, J. Quinn, Joe Conrad. F'ort Clagett-J. A. Wells, J. Cochrane, J. Dunn. Darroll-Gus. Tyler, H. Upham, Joe. Kipp. Fort Maginnis (Teton)-J. D. Grant, H. A. Kennerly. A. C. Warner. Darpenter Spings (Belt District)-R. S. Hill John Price, ---. BEWARE I To All Whomn it iay Concern; I wish to warn all parties that any Note with my signature, in favor of G. W. Hunter, bearing date if June -, 1880, has been paid according to its termns, and is therefore void. J. P. McCABE. J, A. KANOUBSEJ Attorney and Counselor at Law, S FoRT BENTON, :- - MONTANA. NOTARY PUBLIC andJUSrTICE OF THE PEACE: Main S., bet. Baker and St. John. T TORNRY an COUNSE]LO:R: ATL Cor. Main and Arnoux Streets, FoRT BENTON, . - - MOTA2NA.