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Vol, I. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, March 9, 1881. No. 20.
WILLIAMS, WRIGHT & STEVENS, PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS. Terms, .................. .......$5.00 per Year. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Coitumn , 1 year ...............................175 " "6 months........................... 100 " 3 . " ............................ 75 Half Column, 1 year ............................ 100 6 m onths .......................... 15 S 3 " ..................... .... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year........................ 80 6 months .................. 40 3 months ............... ... 30 Quarter Column, 1 year......................... 75 t6 months ... ................... 40 3 months ...................... 30 Three inches, 1 year ............................ 50 S 6 months ......................... 35 " months.......................... 25 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year ............... 15 .Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. . --.. ~ ~ ~ ~ - -- - - ... . .. . .. .... H. P. ROLFE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, (Associated with Sanders ,& Cullen.) U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. Ten years' experience in government surve; ing. The best in-t uinents used. Collections, insurance nmii'ng, homestead and all land claims attended to, OFFICE, NEAR WETZEL'S, FRONT STR'EElT, FORT BENTON. JOHN W. TATTAN, ATTORNEY and ClUNSELOR AT LAW Office of the County Clerk, FORT BENTON, - - - MONTANA. J. A. KANOUSE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, FORT BENTON, - - MONTANA. NOTARY PUBLIC and JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Main St., bet. Baker and St. John. JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer ARCHITECT, -AND United States Dep. Mineral Surveyor IENIT'ON.. - ~.ONl TANA. M.IWATERNAAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, FT. BEN TON, MP. T. WdXi practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Spe cii. attention given to criminal practice. A CAtRIP. The complete aod permanent cure of all forms of 11ERNIA or RUPTURE, by a New and Simple Pro cess, entirely FREE FROM DANGER OR PAIN, and avoiding the Old Cutting Operation. For informa tion address DR. COLE, Box t122. Helena, Montana. T. E. COLLINS, L. H. IIERSIIFIELD, C1AP. E. DUER, A. HEH8HfIELD,' IFort Benton. Helna." -OF NORTHERN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business. Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men and others, subject to be drawn againstr, by checks without notice. PAY iNTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We buy and sell Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF NORTHIIERN AND CENTRAL MONTANA, And will make such loans to stock men and farmers as are suited to their requirements. Local Securities a Specialty, Collections and all other business entrusted to us wil receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINS, DUER & CO. RECORD BUILDINGr,. FORT BENTON, M. T. .~MARsHALL'S STRING BAND! FOR PARTIES, ETC. Messrs. Wilton and Marshall respectfully inform the citizens of Benton and the adjoining sections that they have consolidated their string bands and are now prepared to furnish first class music at reasonable rates for BALL, PARTIES, THEATRES, ETA IN BENTON AND VICINITY. CENTENNIAL HOTEL BENTON, MONTANA. OULBERTSON & MILLS, PROPRIU ETORZ. NEW AND C OFORTABLE ROOMS With or without fire. The house hai been recently enlarged and new sleeping rooms ad red. Board by the day or week. Special rates given Regular Boarders. Passeng er.. on Coaches wisntsng to Stop at thits House will please inktflorm the drivers. "THE ELITE" Corner Front and Benton Sts. FORT .RENTON, - I .1ONTANA. A CHOICE LOT OF Whiskies, Wines and Cigars ALWAYS ON HAND. L. T. MARSHALL, Proprietor. TheEliti is the most popular resort in the upper part of town. Drop in and have a friendly chat with Marshall. Front Street, Fort Benton. Choicest Wines and Liquors, THE CELEBRATED Sultana Cigars. J. J. MURPHY, Proprietor. PETER SMITH, COFFIN MAKER, -AND General Uidertaker; HEAD OF BOND STREET, FT. HBENTON, I O1NTANA. FURNITUR.E REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. GENTRE MARKET, FRONT STREET, Fort Benton, MI. T. Beef, Mutton, Pork, Fish, GAMIE AND ICE. JOHN J. KENNEDY, Propr'tor. I will purchaes Beef and Stock Cattle, and am pre pared to deliver them on board of steamboats at Fort Benton, or at any other point on the Missouri river, either by the head or gross weight, at lowest rates. NOTICE OF FINAL EN IfRY. U. S. LAND OFFICE. HELENA, M. T., February 25, 1881. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his apulication to make final proof in support of his claim and secure final entry thereof, and that said proof will be made before Alex. H. Beattie, Clerk of the 3d Judicial District Court of Montana, at Ft. Benton, Choteau county, M.T., on Friday, the 5th day of April, 1881, viz James Fitzger ald, Declaratory statement No. 3560 for the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of sec. 23, the south east quarter of the southeast quarter of sec. 22. and the east half of the northeast quarter of section No. 27, township No. 24, north of range No. 8 east, and he names the following witnesses to prove his continu ous residence upon, and cultivation of said tracts, viz: Johu Madden, Patrick Whalen, William W. Austin and Wiliiam Mcllhenney. J. H. MOE, Register. NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY. LaND OFFICE AT HELENA, M.T., 1 Feb. 14, 1881. f Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filednotice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claim and secure final entry thereof, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver of the U. S. Land Office at Belena. E. T on Tuesday, the 22nd day of March, A, D. 1881, viz: James 0, Adams, Homestead Entry No. 477, for the S half of S E quarter and the S half of S W quarter of section 25, township 21 1, range 1 W, and he names the following witnesses to prove his continued residence upon and cultivation of said tract, viz : Joseph L, Largent, John Kerler, Charles Drew and Charles E. Zook, all of Sun River, Lewis and Clarke County, tL T. And Charles G. Holt, pre-emp tiondeclatorystatement, No. 8889, for the N W'quarter of N E quarter, section 19, S BE quarter of S W quarter, and the8 W quarter of $ E quarter and lot5 of section 18 and lot 8 of section 17, township 19 N, range 2 east, anil he names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of saidi tract, viz: Joseph L. Largent, William C. Zook, John Kerler and Charles Drew, all of Sun River, Lewis and Clarke County, M. T. J. H. MOE, Register. Proposalsfor are of Poor. QEALED PROPOSALS for the care,: supprt, nurs fing and ma ntenance :o the .ickpoo~l and ininrm of ChoteaU County, M. T., per capita. by the week, for one Year, wilt he received atbhe otce f the Clerk of the Board of County Commii soners, until March l.th,! A. D., ~881. JN. W. TA.TA,:; Clerk of Board : NOTES OF NEWS, The state grange of Indiana demands that the agricultural bureau be raised to a cabinet portfolio, and that a national railway ltw be enacte i, t3 prohibit discrimination in freiLhts. A dispatch from Victoria says: The Cath olic Bishops of the province have petitioned the Legislature protesting against seculiar ed ucation and asking that the same liberality be pursued towards them in educational mat ters as is observed toward the Protestant uni versity in Quebec. The Greek governmcnnt is informed that 4,000 Turkish troops have been dispatched from Jania to attack the revolted Albanians. It is said that the Porte is much exercised at the aspect of Albanian affairs, and is conse quently inclined to settle the Greek question. The steamer Su Itana, from Hamburg for the United States, with 100 emigrants, was run into and sunk by a steamer in the Hum ber. It is believed all were saved, but it is not known yet. News. from Cairo states that to the north of Memphis, near Saggarab, two pyramids have been discovered which were constructed by the kings of the seventh dynasty, and the rooms and passages of which are covered with thousands of inscriptions. The discov ery is said to be of great scientific importance. The Westport branch of the Land League passed a resolution regretting the violenje of Dillon's late speech in the House of Com mons. The Times says the Home rule mem bers of Parliament held a conference, Parnell presiding, at which was decided that a ma jority of them shall return to Ireland, and on Sunday, one week hence, address their con stituents on the coerciop act. All the speeches will be bold and outspoken. THE BATTLE OF SPITZKOP. Where the Boers Aanthillated the Brit isl Arny Untter Colly. Detaled accounts received render it certain that the British were driven from Spitzkop because they were fairly beaten. The fight ended in a rout. The most moderate esti mate places the loss at 800 killed and wound ed. The correspondent with Colley's fcrces at Spitzkop gives the: ° :ollowing account of Spitzkop is 3,000t-Oards irom the Boers' position. Two companies were left at the base of the hill, and the remainder of the troops toiled up the bill, which is very steep and difficult of ascent, on their hands and knees. It would have been impossible to have carried up even mountain guns. Had we had these the result might have been dif ferent. The whole force reached the sum mit before daylight, and about 5o'clock. The Boers, who had no videttesposted, were com pletely surprised, but promptly returned the fire. Our men had little cover, and the num ber of Boers at the base of the hill was about two thousand. Up to midday their loss was certainly heavier than ours. General Colley was conspicuous for his coolness and courage and kept ap a constant communication with the camp by signal. Shortly after noon the Boer fire, which had heretofore averaged about fifty shots per minute, increased to a terrific volley, which our men were unable to withstand. They wavered and were ral 1e1, then wavered again and ran in a general sauve qui peut. The Boers climbed to the summit and followed them with a terrific fire as they went down the other side. The correspondent was captured by the Boers, who treated him well and gave him a pass to return to camp. He identified the body of General Colley on the field. Scenes in ,ne Senate lRoonas-General Hfancocks's Arrival The Senate met at 9 o'clock a. m., after repeated but ineffectual efforts. The major ity for an executive session, a sufficient num ber of Republicans declining to answer upop a yea and nay vote to enable the point to be made, there was no quorum; took a recess until 5:80, owing to the failure of a quorum o appear at the hour appointed. The recess was substantially prolonged until 10:30, when a joint resolution offered by Butler for one month's extra pay to the Senate officials and employees, was briefly debated and passed. The Vice President announced the signing of the enrolled Sundry Civil bill and the de ficency appropriation bill. A message was received and read from the President transmitting the call for the Senate in executive session, and also announcing the resignation of Hon. Benjamin Harrison from the Mississippi river improvement Commis sion. At 10:50 Major General Hancock, with Colonel Mitchell, of his staff, under the es cortlof Senator Blaine, entered from the west door and was welcomed with longk con t:anued applause from the galleries and the floor. The first on the floor to greet him was Senator Conkling, and the cordial hand shaking by them :was repeated by all the Senators present, :who pressed eagerly for ward for that purpose, in the meanwhile the applause of the galleries swelling to a tumult. The distinguished visitors finally took a seat t on the left of the chair. t The arrival of Lieut. General Sheridan e some moments later was the occasion for a º renewal of the enthusiasm, though the dem onstrition was devoid of the spirit and signifi cance of that which preceded it. Later the i Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the - Supreme Court entered and were seated in 7 the space immediately in front and to the right of the Vice President, the Senate in the - meanwhile confining itself to half of the semi-circle of seats to the left with members t of the House. The Presidential procession, 1 headed by President Hayes and President elect. Garfield, entered under the escort of t Senators Pendleton, Anthony, Bayard and others of the committee of arrangements, and a few minutes later were followed by r Vice President-elect Arthur who was then in s troduced to the Senate by Vice President - Wheeler and delivered the usual formal ad · dress as follows: SENATORS: -"I come as your presiding officer with genuine solicitude. "Remembering my inexperience in parlia mentary proceedings I cannot forget how important and intricate and very embarras sing are the duties of the chairman. These should in our official association invoke that courtesy and kindness with which you have been wont to aid your presiding officer. I sha'l need your constant encouragement and support, and I rely with confidence upon your lenient judgment of any errors into which I may fall, in return the promise of my earnest purpose to administer your rules in a spirit of resolute firmness, to treat every 1 Senator at all times with that courtesy and justice due to Representatives of the States, and to do my part as assuredly as each of you does his, to maintain the order, decorum and dignity of the Senate. I trust that the official and personal relations upon which we now enter, will be marked by mutual confidence and regard, and that all our ob ligations will be so fulfilled, as we are banded to our own honor to the glory of our com mon country and the prosperity of all its t people." Applause. I am ready to take the oath of office as prescribed by the constitution. s The oath of office was here administered f the Vice President-elect.,, Water 15 to 20 Inches Deep in the Town. [Independent.] MILES CITY, M. T., March 2. This day has been one of anxiety and ex treme exertion for the citizens of this city, and one long to be remembered. During the mild weather for the last few days the river subject has been first and foremost on the iongue of every citizen. Our oldest resi Sdents predicted the usual difficulty arising Sfrom the opening of the Tongue and Yellow: t stone rivers, and this day discloses to the latest settlers the sequel and result of river Sgorges. SAbout 7 o'clock this morning Tongue river partially gave up its great burden of ice, and it was thought by some that we would escape the usual dangers of a spring break-up. SAs the hour of noon gradually drew nigh we were all startled by the intelligence received that Tongue river was gorged three miles 1 above the city, and the water taking a north Seasterly course, dirtect through the city. After filling the lower lands the water raised through the streets of the city gradually, until a depth Sof 15 or twenty inches was reached on the f level streets. · By this time teams and conveyances of all ainds were in demand. Boats were eventu ally brought into use and the streets presented a good illustration of a Venetian scene; boats 12 by 40 were used to convey families to r places of safety and to transfer furniture, Sgoods, etc., to more secure retreats. The Snever failing kind attentions of Col. Whistler, commanding officer at For: Keogh, were Sours in this hour when we stood in great need of succor and assistance. He has caused Sthe loan of 4 large boats, fifteen wall tents and the assistance of some of his men to aid us. At the present writing everything is I comparatively quiet and the water about sta tionary, although another gorge some miles in length is reported above us, likely to give way at any moment. Buisness has been to Stally suspended for the day and we are now watching and waiting for the crisis. Regulations for Lent, by the Blsbop or Omasna. 1. The fast of Lent obliges all who have i attained twenty-one years of age. Children over seven years are bound by the law of abstinence. .2. Every day in Lent, excePt Sunday, is a fast day on which it is forbidden to eat more i than onemeal and to eat flesh meat. A light collation is, however, permltted in the even ing, at which the usual kinds of food may be used, but not flesh meat: and a cup of tea or cI offee in the morning.' 3. Flesh meat is permitted at every mealI on undays, ansdby dispensation once a dayi on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thur8days and $atur days, except the second and last Saturdays of Lent. 4. The following persons are dispensed from both fast and abstinence, the sick, the convalescent, and delicate women who are pregn,,nt and nursing. Abs -U. S. Soldiers, in field or in garrisor, are exempt from the law of abstinence, by special concession of his holiness Pope Pius IX, every day in. the year, except A-h Wed nesday, the three last days of Holy Week, the Vigil of the Assumption B. V. M, and the Vigil of Christmas. 5. The following persons are dispensed from the feast--but not from the abstinence, -persons engaged in hard manual or t:odily labor of an exhausting nature; persons of delicate constitution, and all those who are over sixty years of age. 6. The use of lard or dripping is permitted in cooking every day. 7. For particular dispensation, recourse must be had to the pastor of the congregation or his assistant. 8. The time of performing the Easter Duty of Confession and Holy Communion, commences on the first Sunday of Lent and ends on Trinity Sunday. From the Judith. GARDENLAND, March 2, 1881. To the River Press: Some of our sheep owners have lost rather heavily, while others have had a very light loss. A new firm was lately organized here, Divers, Chilton & Seigher. They are going to invest in sheep, and try wool growing for a fortune. Seigher & Chilton are men of ex perience. They are talking of making a drive from Oregon or California. Skinning sheep is one of the pastimes here just now, and some of the boys are doing fairly at it. I am sorry to sa) that some of our esteemed citizens have been tempted to kill some slow elk, but hope that such will not happen again, as it might tend to destroy that peace and tranquility which now reigns supreme. White Calf and a portion of his band have been hunting in this part of the Basin, and are now favoring Red Mike with a paying visit. Henry Vessor will open a blacksmith shop here soon. He is a young man of principle and understands his trade. Persons desiring work in ~is ine -hio employ him ad help to buildtu~r ho ' 4 Mr. McCuan has developed into a first-class pastry cook, and is employed by Alf. Steph ens, at the Gap. Persons traveling would do well to try and make his place, where they will be p:ovided with good accommodations both for themselves and their animals. Many of our ranchmen are getting short of provisions, and contemplate making Benton a visit as soon as the roads become p s able. aBenton merchants should let our stock grow ers and ranchmen know that they can sell as low as Helena merchants, for some of them are talking of'going to Helena for supplies. The mail is now running regular, and we are blessed with a prompt tri-weekly service. The RIVER PRESS is said to be the best paper taken in the Basin, -and it will have a larger circulation here ere long. PILGRIM NO. 4. A CARD. BENTO1N, March 8, 1881. To the River Press. The Record, in its profound discrimination concerning the "black she-devil," failed to give the name of the third party, or "he devil," but this is not the first time that paper has done this. It seems to gratify the editors of that sheet with poorly concealed pleasure to announce to the public a mishap to the colored people of Benton,' bt when the matter is brought openly to the public some "gentleman" of the Saxon race is pre-emi nently concerned-and in this case, perhaps, the direct cause-of such disgraceful rnmelees. Whether the editors of the Record left .ut the name of the party of their complexion to save him from disgrace, and inserted the names of the colored persons to fill up its local column, is a fact we have not yet ar rived at. The Record must remember that we are a portion of this community, and all we ask is justice. Very Respectfully, COLORED CITIZENS. •----r . . ,.D.,.,..I. ,--..-- .... Barker Briefs. A new lead called the Morgan has been struck in the camp. The locators found good surface indications and followed them down with a shaft 65 feet before they found the vein. The discovery is said to be a rich one. The Summit & DeSoto have now 45 toni of ore on the dump, and are still industriously developing their promising mine, confident that they have a good andpaying lode. The Eclipse is the name of another new lead found. The ore is about the same in character as the other leads, and the vein is between three and four feet wide. The hardy miners are nearly all busy de veloping theirlefids and bringing ore, out on the dump. Later and probably more corr.ct Iassaye:s confirm the reports heretoforle pub lished of the undoubted future of the' camp.