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Independent: There are 3 wings to the Republican party, with widely divergent views. The New England Republicans are represented by such men as Blaine and Ed iaunds. Statemen like Sherman, Hayes and Garfield represent the "Ohio idea," while politicians of the Conkling, Cameron, and Logan stamp belong to the imperialist wing, and adhere to the fortunes of Grant. The latter is the strongest and mort dangerous of the Republican factions. It promises, too, to increase rapidly. It is said Garfield has surrendered to this wing as a condition. pre cedent to obtaining its support. If so, Grant will probably be the power behind the throne during Garefield's administration. He will be the nominee of the party in 1880, if it exists. In the meantime divisions will in crease and disintegration go on. Some of the Southern States, hopeless of the continued perpetuity of our free institutions, and anx ious to withdraw from the "solid South," will probably step into the Grant column. Herald: Our latest Choteau advices re port Mr. Healy's Wildcat and Willow Copse precincts as still panning out majorities tor Maginnis and the Democrtic county ticket. Iherald: So far as the result in the Terri tory is concerned it is apparently Democratic by a larger majority than in some former years. The combined influence of post-traders Indian agents, mail contractors and two or three other engines of demoralization too well known even to require mention, have seized, bound, and debauched the body poli tic of the Territory. With the administra tion just elected we will venture to say that there will be no more hostile influence to con tend against in future. The pretended Re publicans in and out of Montana who have taken a hand in this disreputable buiness will be forced to lay aside their masks and quit the posts in which they have played the traitor. The campaign is not yet ended, as some may wish to suppose, nor will bygones be allowed to remain bygones to be unnotic ed and forgotten. It is possible not only to prevent a repetition of this debauchery, but further to see that those who betrayed their trust and sold their principles and influence for expected rewards do not reap them. Atlanta Chronicle and Constitutionalist:- The South at least has the satisfaction of knowing that she kept her part of the bar gain. And if the hero of Gettysburg is not President, it is not her fault. We think, too she has for the last time been ledilamb-like to slaughter. Her experiments with loyal civi zians and military heroes have not beon pro pitious in the past,nand the future holds out no hopes. The Arlful Dodger. UGeneral Gartield is presented a cane by the dleveland Catholics and replies : " ),)u h ave ,ffured it as a symbol, and I ac cept it with ti.e .ileaning you have given to it. T la hC;ad of Ugold may not unfiitly represent Ihe sulid b isis of our National credit, based nl'oun the oli;l value of specie; the strength, st.abiilty aurd bieauty of the wood that supports it i!ie.ate the symnmetry apd strength of our int.tutious. I believei it' is said that the p triarch Jacob worshipped leaning on the ;.p of his staff. Our institutions are safe so lo!. as our people and Government arefound lea~ing upca the stall' of solid worth annd of public and private virtue. I accept this all tihe more glnadly because it comes across one of thie lines 'hat divide us religiously, for in our country men may adopt whatever religion they choose, or no religion at all if they pre fer; the religion of our people is left to their voluntary choice and not to the control of any i2ONTANA MITES. [Independent.] i'here is a movement on foot to get up a skating rink in Helena for the amusement of olrgirls and boys during the winter. Butte, Deer Lodge and New Chicago pre cincts ran fusion Legislative tickets on the question of dividing Deer Lodge county. The Bonanza Chief mine is panning out splendidly. *At the depth of sixty feet the mine shows a width on fifty six feet of solid p).Y ore. The mill.is steadily running and the returns are entirely satisfactory. The last brick from the mine of the mint value of .$3, i22. 47, has just been brought in to Belena hy (Chas. E. Stevens, Superintendent, being the result of only a few days' run. 'I'he Good Templars of Helena have of late enjoyed several pleasant social occasions in the way of excursions, mountain climbings, etc., and on Friday evening enjoyed one of the most pleasant of all, the occasion being a surprise party at the residence of Mr. and 3Mr. Hugh Kirkendall. A large number of the meumbers of the Lodge were present, and tthe evening was passed in such a manner that each and all were highly entertained. liHerald.] Win. Brett, one of the Kan Kan proprie tors, who was arrested last Friday evening on the charge of robbing Dora Reese, a ihplLph duit pave residing on Wood street of $7~3, was ordered to give bail in the sum of • 800, to await the action of the Grand Jury at the November term of the District Court. 1 in default of the required bonds the prisoner was committed to jail. Whole number of pupils enrolled in the 1 public schools last month, 434 ; average num her belonging, 300; average daily attendance 2(i ; number of new pupiIs enrolled, 25; 1 number of tr'rdiness, 47; general average percentage of scholarship, deportment and attendance, 84. The schools are well attend ed at present, notwithstanding the amount of sickness among the children. The Helena and Bozeman stage line com menced running on winter schedule on the 1st inst. It now requires two days instead of one for the through trip. John A. Jamieson, after his 'annual suc cessful hunt in the Musselshell country, left to-day for tan Francisco, and will shortly sail for his winter headquarters, London, Fngland. Husbandman. The Musselshell round up closed Saturday, and the camp disbanded, a portion of the boys arriving here Sunday afternoon. Their labors were very successful. Ft. Logan is now garrisoned by two sol diers only, these are left behind to take care of the property there until such a time as the government sees fit to sell it. A purse of $70 was raised on the 3d for the purpose of buying a flag. The herdsmen and sportsmes of the Mus selshell have had plenty of 'sport this fall hunting buffalo. The lower portion of the valley has been black with this species of the bovine race all this season. [Avant Courier.] The Husbandman missed its reckoning last week, the issue being dated Thursday, October 29; which shows that either the editor was excited on politics or the foreman is under the impression that White Sulphur Springs is one day ahead of the remainder of Montana. The military telegraph line west has now been completed to Walla Walla. As soon as the new repairs between this city and Hele na are completed, this will give a through telegraph line frem the Atlantic to the Pacific via Bozeman and Helena. Four inches of snow, on Friday morning, gave the country a decidedly wintry appear ance and caused a temporary suspension of building operations in town. Under the gen ial influence of a warn sun and clear sky, the congealed moisture is gradually disappearing and everything bids fair for a spell of pleas ant weather before the setting in of winter. Bozeman can now boast of the neatest, most elegant and commodious post office in Montana. We are bound to take the lead in everything in time. [New North-West. The telegraph line let down just when it should have held up. It has occurred once before. One of the worst bets we have heard nade was by a Republican in Butte, who, it is stated, last week wagered $1,500, even up, that New York city would go Republican. The money had been sent up from Salt Lake city with instructions to "bet it on New York," but it seemed the party instructed to bet was not posted on the difference between "City" and "State." A couple of weeks ago, after they had been some months on the road, our new fonts of type arrived, are laid, and have been brought into service. When the wire edge gets worn off a little and the type gets accli mated, we hb)pe to present a readable paper. The adoption of a smaller.type for the local page enables us to present more reading, and we trust it will still be found large enongh for the eyes of those who have grown up with the country a long time. Butte proposes to establish an east and west line, when it divides the county, that will cross the Deer Lodge valley north of Dempsey Creek-about 5½ miles south of Deer Lodge. This is necessary to take in Philipsburg. Now we are advised there are not a dozen men in the entire valley and Philipsburg in favor of division and would have voted against it had the issue been raised. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Larabie returned on the 2nd, the former having waited at Dillon and Ogdon for Mrs. Larable, who was detained several days on account of the heavy snow storms in Wisconsin blockading the railroad. Think of that, Montanians, and thank your stars you live in a temperate clime. There were 321 votes cast in Deer Lodge precinct. There were 20 straight Demo cratic and 16 Republican, the balance being scratched. The Judges and Clerks were en gaged until 6:30 a. m. Wednesday in count ing the votes. [3iner.] In the mining Journals of the East the mines of Montana are receiving more atten tion than those of any other Territory. One year ago those same journals scarcely ever made mention of the matchless resources of this favored section of the Union. We were informed by an old pioneer cf Montana that the man is yet living in this Territory who, in 1863, soon after the alleged Fort UniOn returns were received, was ap pointed a committee of one to "suggest" to Gov. Edgerton the propriety of signing Mc Lean's certificate of election, and who very delicately hinted that unless such certificate was signed the consequences wbuld be very unpleasant, as Mr. Plummer might have ob served if he had lived long enough. The "committee" resides in Beaverhead county, and his address will be furnished to inquiring friends on application atthis office. The Parrot copper-silver smelter already hegins to loom up a short distance southeast of Butte. A large amount of lumber has been delivered on the ground, and a force of wenty men is now engged in putting up the: frame k for th uildings,~:which will be three ' mbler. The work of construction, i the ence of Mlfr. Migeon,;is under4the super~ 1o of Dr. Ernest Grenir- former!y chief engineET for the: WiLke.Coti.y ini Jefferson county. Within a very short timn it is expected to have the structures covered in so as to be ready for the machinery at the earliest possible date after the opening of freight communication next spring. Recent Decisions on Disputed Points The mining law does not prohibit the same party from holding more than one claim on the same lode. A party is not authorized to go within the claim in possession of another party and dis cover a ledge on which he may base a loeation. The location of a third party upon a loca tion outside of the first location but within the second, will probably be recognized as legal. A locator's record should conform to the actual location on the ground and the proper method to correct a mistake in this matter would be to make a new record. It cannot properly be stated just 'low far a locator may deviate from the plain require ments of section 3,624 of the revised statutes in making his location and yet save his claim. Strict compliance with the law is the only security with the locator, Bismark Items. [From the Tribune.] There are now 1,500 barrels of flour on the road bound for up river points, but as the Terry is the last boat up, overland transport ation will have to be resorted to. Stages now leave Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays far the Black Hills and arrive Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Northern Pacific is running some very heavy trains at present. One came in on the 29th ult. with thirty heavily loaded cars. Dr. Bently, of Bismarck, was elected Dep uty Grand Master by the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., which convened at Sioux Falls, re cently. Harry Hudson, commissary Sergeant of Major Merrill's command, who has a four month's furlough, with permission to go be yond the sea, went East Monday morning. The Rosebud arrived on the 28th of Octo ber with '140 mechanics from Assinaboin, and a number of discharged soldiers and cabin passengers, She has done a very suc cessful season's work and will winter at Yankton. Mr. W. P.. McLay, a sup- 'ftendent of the bonanza farms, visited the city last week. He will invest in a Montana ranche. Steele is busy thrashing again and it is es timated that the yield will be not less than thirty-five bushels per acre. He has sold 15,000 bushels to the Northwestern Mills, Minneapolis at five cents per bushel in ad vance of market price. -----+0il 44 -44M- ,Isº-------- Opinions of the English Press on the Vresidential Electilons. The .Daily Telegraph devotes its leading article to the election, and says: "So far as National issues are concerned the Demo cratic party have fought and lost its last gret battle. No future Presidential campaign will be conducted under banners which were originally hoisted by Thomas Jefferson, and which symbolized hatred to England upon thegforemost plank of its platform. That this feeling has passed away is clearly evinced by the fact that in the struggle between Gar field and Hancock the sympathies of English men have been all along in favor of the for mer." The Manchester Guardia'n, the most in fluential of the provincial press, joins with the London nress in onnrrrtnlntino hboth the London press in congratulating both parties on the decisive result of the election, leaving no opening for disputes. It says: "There seems to be no reason why, if the Democrats do not change their tactics, the Republicans should not hold office for anoth er twenty years. The former would do well to let the question of States rights drop as far as possible, into obscurity. It behooves them to find another rallying cry. This may eventually be furnished by free trade, which a succession of bad harvests or gradual ex haustion of the soil may bring into the range 0of practical politics. There is no possibility of a modification of the tariff at least for four years. There is, however, some con solation for this in the fact that the Republi can policy is otherwise friendly to England." SA PLES BROS. Meat Market FRONT STREET, Fort Benton, Montana. MEATS OF AL L'I NDS IN SEASO7T. r We have bought a winter's Pupply of the very best Beef Cattle, i ma condition so good that it insures the best of meat-during the winter and s ripng. SAMPLES BROS. FORT BENTON, MONTANA. Wholesale and Retail Grocer, AND DEALER IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, FURS AND PELTRIES, WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Our Grocery Department embraces all Staple and Fancy Articles, a few of which are Fresh Corn Meal, Oat Meal, Rice, Beans, Canned and Dried Fruits, Lard, Bacon and Hams, Canned Vegetables and Meats, Candles, Oils, Fish, Oysters, Extra Soap, Canned Syrups, Candies, Nuts and Notions. Fish Bros.' Freight and Farm Wagons, TOOLS, 'CUTLERY, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Toilet Articles PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS AND OILS, We have in store one of the best selected Stocks ever imported into the Territ ory, and !h trading puplic will'find it to their advantage to get our prices before buying elsewhere. STORAGE AND COMMISSION. Corner of Front and1 Bond Sts., Fort Benton. N.ick Welch, Proprietor. lain Street, - Fort Benton. OVERLAND HOTEL Front Street, Fort Benton This popular Hotel is situated in the centre of the town, convenient to the business houses, and opposite the steamboat landing. A number of New Rooms have been recently added, and nothing is left undone which will contribute to the comfort •• and convenience of guests. JOHN HUNSBERGER, Ak OACES UNNING ITO OT BENTON ARRIVE ANI