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Vol, I-ort Benton, ont ana - - -WednesdayM ar ch 16, 1881.0 V0, I, Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, March 16, 1881. No, 21, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT & STEVENS, P1ULIsBnuERS A ND PROPRIETORS. Term ,. ........................$5.00 per Year. HATES OF D VERTIS1 : O)n. C,(lu:mn, 1 year......................... .....75 S r mortdht............ ....... . 100 ' "5 75 iialjf Column, I year ................. .......... 100 6 inonthlis ........................ 75 3 ..........40 One-Thircd Coltmnn, 1 year.... ................80 6 months ..................40 3 molnths ............... .. 30 Quarter Column. 1 year.................... 75 ,, month....... ............. 40 T1 1 months .... ...... .. 40 " 3 months ....................... Three inches, 1 year ...... 50 G m onths ........................... 35 3 months ............... 25 Professional Cards. 1 inch, 1 year ................ 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. T. E. COLTLIN, L. I. IEITRiSHFIE D, (:AS.. E.. DUER, A. HERSHFIELD, Fort Ihnton. Hen ma. --OF NORTHERN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business, lee,' cu(rrent accounts with merchants, stock men and others. subject to be drawn against by checks without notice. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We bIuy and sell Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTEIN'ION TO THEi UiWSINESS OF NORITHERN AND 4ENTRAI. ItNTANA, And will make such loans to stock men and farmers asr are suited to their requirements. Local .ecurities a SDneoia1ty, (ullecUions and.all oth1rhbusiuess entrusted t s 1 receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINS, DUEft & CO. l:E(cott) uItD .1u)ING. FoIrT BENTON, M. T. . . -.. -.. ..... .. ...... . . . . .... .` ~ - JOB PRINTING4 Parties who desire any work in the line of Book and Job Printing should get it done at ----:T ITE:--- RIVER PRESS PR)LINIr 1N... IHIOUSE. We are prepared to execnte all kinds of Commercial Job Printing Such as BJIIJI I[EADS, LETTEIR HEADS, BUSINESS CARDS, ST ATEMENTS, EJNVELOPES, CIRCULARS . We have just received from the East a lot of the lates and newest styles of type, and will in future make a specialty of ( FINE PRINTING i WEDDING OARDS, Ball Invitations, Orders of Dancing ETC., ETO. And are well prepared to do all work of this class, having, it is universally conceded, two of the most finished job printers in Montana connected with the estab lishment. POSTERS And all other lerge work done to order, and estimates given on all classes of work. We will aim to keep up with Eastern styles. FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE --AND REAL ESTATE AGENOY. First-Class Companies, possessing assets of FOUR TEEN MILLION DOLLARS. Represented by H. P. ROLFE. POTATOES FOR SALE. The undersigned has a lot of good potatoes for sale at his house, on his ranch, four miles from Benton, at 3 cents per pound. JOHN NEUBERT. NOTICE. I hereby warn all persons against trusting any one, no matter whom, on my account, without an order signed by myself. NARCIUS VAUIX. III '.IYIaN.D .FBIIIiEilbC' 't NRIIB NOTES OF NEWS, Arrests of Land Leaguers continue. Major Carrington has again advanced, but the Basutos have barred furthor progress. John T.Rlch,a farmer of political promise, has been nominated for Congress to succeed Conger of Michigan. The leave -granted First Lieutenant J. E. Hydle, Eighth Infantry is further extended six months, with permission to go beyond the sea. Advices from Honolulu report the small pox epidemic abating. Since it began, about one thousand persons have been quarantined in their houses. There is some comment on the fact that Senator Conkling has not yet put in an ap pearance at the White House, as he has not crossed its threshold for over four years. Mahone again refused to enter either cau cus to-day. If he continues his silence it is not improbable the Republicans and Demo crats will agree on some basis for organiza tion. Harry Genet, one of the convicted Tweed ring was sentenced in Upper Canada to the penitentiary for eight months and to pay a fine of $9,604 to stand committed until paid. Mr. Blaine's attention being called to the t statement that he had said an extra session of Congress would be called, answered: "I I have never made such a statement, and fur- I thermore, never heard the proposition dis- I cussed." I It is now understood that Davis will- vote fidnffy e'pect Miahons ai4 the organi- i ization, and that they will soon control the c patronage of the Senate. c When Blaine went to the White house with t Garfield on inauguration day, it was just i three years and seven months since he had visited the Presidential Mansion or held any communication with its occupants. Senator Angus Cameron was nominated for U. S. Senator on the 48th ballot in the Republican causus at Madison, March 9. There is great rejoicing among the leading Republicans in Milwaukee over the news. .The President, Blaine and Windom now favor an extra session, and unless the present status changes, an extra session will be called about the middle of May, when the Republi cans can control the House and probably the Senate also. The President nominate" ex-Secretary Nathan Goff, Jr., United States Attorney for West Virginia, and Judge C. Bancroft Davis, formerly minister to Berlin, has accepted the Assistant Secretaryship of State. Winm. E. Chandler was not offered the place. The Board of Trade, in Chicago, has adopted a resolution declaring that there is no epidemic or malignant disease among hogs, and that the swine are freer this year than ever before, and all reports to the contrary are unfounded. A sta tistical committee was appointed to inform the British Minister at Washington of this fact. The Republican Senators talk quite confi dently of an extra session on May 10th. Those who were recently opposed are now in favor of it, the increase of Democrats forcing an organ'zation. A committe will wait on Garfield at ones and urge it. The Republicans are now acting in concert and will secure their aim. If an extra session is called it will be to pass a funding bill. The President does not want an extra sessien if it can be avoided. The President has nominated Nathan Goff for U. S. Attorney for West Virginia; Lewis Richmond of Rhode Island, Consul-General at Rome; and for U, 8. Consuls John L. Frisbie of Michigan; at Rheims, H.. M. Elder of Nevada, at Guayaquil, Albert Rhodes of the district of Columbia, at Rouen, Edward Backus of Illinois, at Peru; Emile Court of Alabamatat La Union; John A. Halberman, of Kansas, at Banigkok; Abbott L. Doen, at Adelpho, India; John F. Jersey, at - M. Grevy is not unconscious of the fact that Gambetta is the real ruler of' France. Not long ago a foreign politician was speak ing with the President, and with singular want of tact was forever introducing M.. Ganhbetta's name. "Mon Dieu, Monsieur," interrupted M. Grevy at last with a delicate and significant irony, "you much exaggerate abroad the importance of that young man; He does not occupy himself with:i public af fairs as much as you ithink, ad the proof is that he never comes to see me and none of my ministers ever mention his name." The foreigner took the hint, Secretary Itamsey represented the War Department at the session of the cabinet, which was almost entirely devoted to a dis cussion of the question whether or not the National Banks shall ie permitted to substi tute bonds for the leI t enders deposited by them with the Trea ror for the purpose of withdrawing their culation. The impor tance of a correct de sion in the matter was recognized, and with , view of securing the fullest information, ti 4further consideration of the quesiion was t)poned until the next meeting of the ca l`et. Meanwhile, the Comptroller of the rency and Treasurer of the United States i be called upon to submit their respect 'views and all facts bearing upon the cas . The Mexican Nati onal railroad, through Palmer, Sullivan &U Co., to-day contracted with two Pennsylvania firms for two hundred locomotives and five thousand freight cars to equip the road from, Loredo to the City of Mexico and Manservilla, on the Pacific coast. This is said to be the ..largest single contract ever made for rollingfstock in this country. The company has also contracted for suf icient forty pound steel rails to lay 1,000 r miles of track with the necessary siding. 1 Senetor .Davis SrIw-ig hils Hand. WASHINGTON, Marci 11.-Just after the declension of the Judi(ary by David Davis, he recited the facts corrected with his elec tion in 1877 by the Illinois legislature, and said: "No man ever entered Congress freer from political control Qr personal obligation than I did four years ago. I had been identi fied with the Republican party and still look t bacr with pride to its grand achievements. The extreme measures after the war excesses incident to civil strife, drove tens of thous- i ands into the liberal movement of 1872. I 1 found myself in company with Charles Fran- r ,is Adams, Horace Greely, Carl Schurz, I bIurat Halstead, Stanley Mathews, Reuben 9 E. Fenton, John Wentworth, Samuel Bowles, t Lyman Trumbull, Whitelaw. Reid and others t nown to fame, who had been conscientious v ,I publicans. Some- of. them have returned c St ed.... . i J~i~hey had separated, b lave never acted oS , : motives. It )cratic party, and uL. mties. a changed and its wisdom is broadened, l :here is little prospect of my reversing opin-. ons calmly formed. Tth country would be t nateiially benefitted by the reconstruction of r both parties. Union Pacific lRailroad. ALBANY, March 9.-At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Union Pacific Rail road Company the followiig Board of Direc tors were elected: Sidney Dillon, N. Y.; Elisha Atkins, Boston; Fred Ames, Boston; Ezra Baker, Boston; S. H. H. Clark, Omaha; F. Gordon Dexter, Bostont David Dows, N. Y.; Greenville W. Dodge, Council Bluffs; T. T. Eckert, Jay Gould, Solon Humphreys and Russell Sage, N. Y.; Win. L. Scott, Erie, Pa.; John Sharp, Salt Lake City; Augustus Schell, N, Y. The Directors subsequently elected the following officers: President, Sidney Dillon; Vice President, Elisha Atkins; Sec retary and Treasurer, Henry McFarland. A dividend of 1- per cent. was declared paya ble on the 1st. The annual reports shows the total earnings for the year, $22,455,134; total expenses, $19,545,119; surplus earnings, $11, 810,015. To this must be added the income from investments in connecting roads, divi dends on stocks, and interest on bonds, amounting to $1,010,152, and premiums on bonds sold, profits on investments, securities sold, etc., $2,842,249, making the total sur plus carnings, $13,201,416. n w 4r·· flt RUad Mexico. CHICAGO, March 11.- The T ibume's Washington special says there is a curious piece of gossip concerning the mission to Mexico. The mission, it is said, has at the request of Gen. Grant been placed at his dis posal. He desires to have John Russell Young go as minister, but Young himself prefers the Chinese mission. Should Young decline the Mexican mission, it is possible Grant may suggest the name of Ex-Senator Paddock, of Nebraska. Gen. Grant takes great interest in the Mexican mission. He has large business interests in convention with railroads and other enterprises, the ul timate object of which is the command and conquest of Mexico. In two cases it is now ex pected there will be direct railroad commu nication with the city of Mexico, and the southern Pacific is already completed. Gen. Grant much desires to have a progressive man sent there as minister who will be a help to all American projects. The object of which is to facilitate commercial interests between the two countries, he has selected J. R. Young as such person. A Dinner Given to Haneock. NEW YORi, March 12.--A. brilliant assem bly of prominent Democrats and leading merchants and bankers assembled on the evening of March 12 at the Manhattan Club to attnd the dinner given in honor of Gener f al W. S. Hancock. The rooms were decorat e ed with flowers. A. J. Vanderpool, president of the club, sat at the head of the table with r the guest of the evening on the right. The chairman proposed the health of General Hancock, which was drank with cheers. When Gen. Hancock arose to reply he was greeted with another round of cheers. He r thanked them for the honor conferred 'on him, and though the question as to his can didacy for the highest office in the gift of the people was a close one, but he still animated the principles which governed him when he accepted the nomination, which principles he hoped would soon prevail, as in his opinion they would operate for the best interest of the country, In regard to the canvass, he had no fault to find and nothing to retract from what he had said. Commending the principles of the party he represented he again thanked the Club and took his seat, which was the signal for another outbreak of cheers. President Vanderpool au.l nced that other distinguished guests were expected to be present, but were unable to attend ow ing to illness. He referred to Ex-Governor Samuel Tilden, Speaker Randall and Major Grace. Other speeches were made in re sponse to toasts and the distinguished com- i pany separated at an early hour. t The :atTonal Banks It Withdrawl of CIrc- lation. WAsmaoNGTON, March 9,--Up to the close of. business at the Treasury Depart!mnt to-day, t Secretary Windom had not rendered a de- e cision upon the pending request of the Nation- n al banks, that they be allowed to redeposit h United States bonds in the treasury and with- n draw the legal tenders recently deposited for the purpose of retiring circulation. Secreta ry Windom's conversation on the subject to day refered to the question as one of national importance, and said he was most desirous of having it determined at the earliest possible h moment, but owing to the great pressure of business had not been able to decide.: In guesses made of the ;officers of the Treasury to the authority upon which the present regu lations of the department rest elicited many varying opinions. The comptroller of the bf currency stated that the question had never si4 before been presented to the department for a decision, and that in no case when bonds .n during ex.Secretary Bristow's administration, the question was orally decided against per- C' mitting the surrender of lawful money depos- rc ited. The officers referred to maintain that at there is nothing in the law which anthorizes F such surrender, and that the statutes express ly provide for the mode of procedure, which C! has invarably been followed by the depart- N ment, namely, that the deposit of lawful P money once made to retire circulation cannot be surrendred, but must be held until expend- A ed in the redemption of the circulation of the notes of the bank making such deposit. fi Originally, it is stated, a National bank was it not permitted to take out new circulation until its deposit of lawful money for the re demption of its circulating notes had been J entirely exhausted. Legal tender notes de- g posited to retire the circulation of National banks, are not laid aside in the vaults of the tl United States Treasury, but enter into its I cash, credit being given on the books to ac- I count for the redemption of notes, if the r bank depositing and the notes redeemed 1 being paid from cash and charged to account. I When asked what the effect of a decision in favor of the withdrawal of legal tenders t would have on the Treasury, United States t Treasurer Gilfiilin said: "If the decision shall be of a general character that is not confined to deposits made pending the funding bill, it will effect about $32,000,000." Levi p. Morton called at the Treasury Department and expressed himself in opposition to the surrender of legal tenders by the govern ment. Terrible Earthquake at the East Indles The following are among details of the earthquake at Cascamacciola, in the Island of Ischia: The first shock occurred at 1:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon and the second an hour later. The whole upper part of the town was destroyed and the two thermal es tablishments were seriously damaged. The details confirm the damage to property, loss of life and injury to people previously men tioned. The Syndic and Sub-Prefect are di recting the operations for the recovery of the bodies of the victims. The royal steamers Naguna, Pagona and Esploratorehave ar rived from Naples with soldiers and physi cians. The soldiers have rescued many from theruins. The population fled to the sur Srounding country and along the sea coast. SThe government is sending food from Naples. The King and Minister of the Interior have sent a contribution for the relief of the suf ferers. The second and fatal shock lasted seven seconds, accompanied by a noise like subterranean thunder. Then camethe crash of falling houses:accompanied by the shrieks Sof the victims. The probable loss of life will Sreach 200. The damage to house property is 100,000o francs. :: - foundations of society. The pastoral severe t ly condemns the ladies' land league. It is 1 rumored that the ladies' land league intend 3 publishing a manifesto replying to the pas I torals. Court scaudal. A cable special from Paris says: A very sin gular story is going the rounds in Berlin and Paris about Count Herbert, son of a certain Iron Prince who is supposed to hold the des linies of an empire in his hand, and a beauti ful German Princess, the wife of a high court dignitary. :<the Count left Berlin sud denly the other day as is supposed on a diplo matic mission. At the same time, however the Princess disappeared also, and her hus band has obtainei permission to retire into private life. .Petectives have just discovered the fugitives" n Italy, and although the Prince has p tive orders tocome home, he refuses to, comply.i New Rallroad tI the Black IHiJlls. " " D~E&nwoo, Mach ll-.Senator Platt, Ros coe Conkling and other New Yorkers have organized the Deadwood and Red Water Railroad, to build a narrow gauge road con necting all the mining camps in this portion of the Hills with the coal banks forty miles to the northwest. A majority of the direct ors are here, and the preliminaries are well under way. The Walkjnl g March na;dead. NxVw YORK, March 12.--The so-called in ternational pedestrian tournament is at an end. O'Leary retired at 8 o'clock with 450 miles to his credit, and Vaughn withdrawing later in the evening having completed 4(1 miles, two laps and 165 yards. Assassination of the Czar. WASHINoTON, March 13.-The State De partment has received a cablegram Announ cing that a:bomb was thrown under the car riage of the Czar of Russia while on his way home from church this morning, and that he was killed by the explosion. Army find Navy News, Leave for one year, with permission to go beyond the sea, is graated Capt S. M. White side, Sixth Cavalry. The resignation of Captain Charles R Bar nett, assistant quartermaster, of his commis corps of engineers) will proceed to Port Hu ron, M chigan, for the purpose of surveying and plotting the cemetery grounds upon the Fort Gr~tiot military reservation. Paymaster J. H. Stevenson, ordered to spe cial duty as inspector of flour, etc,, at the New York Navy Yard, in addition to his present duties, relieving Paymaster E. N. Whitehouse, who is ordered to the Ashuelot, Asiatic station, per steamer of March 15th. Second Lieutenant Geo. Andrews, Twenty fifth Infantry, is detailed as professor of mil itary science and tactics at Brooks' Military Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, and will report. for duty accordingly,relieving Second Lieut. John P. Jefferson, Fifth Artilery, who is granted leave for ten months. Lieut. Col. William II. Brown, First Infan try, recently promoted from Major Eighteenth Infantry, will be relieved from duty at Fort Assinaboine, M. T. upon the resumption of navigation on the Missouri river, and then will proceed to join his regimient in the de partment of Texas. Captain C. 8. Heintzelman, assistant. quar termaster United States army, only son of the late Major-General Heintzelman, died re cently at Washington in the thirty-fifth year of his age. Captain Heintzlmhan graduated from West Point in 1867. Lieut, Wright, formerly stationed at Fort Ellis, died at Fort Stevenson a short time since, Mr Wright had many friends in Montana whowi!l regret to hear of his de mise. BynpatLhy for the Irish. A monster demonstration of the Irish Americans Land and Industrial League took place to-night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The following circular was distribu ted among the people before the proceedings opened: "Spread the light. What is good for Ir eland is good for America. Rent is robbery. Landlordism is depotism. Down with both of them. Rent must not amount to more than the taxes and repairs will cost." Mayor Howell presided and among the Vice Presidents were Judges Gilbert and Pratt, thiee commissioners, several protes tant and Catholic clergymen, besides alder men and others. A series of resolutions were adopted condemning the action of the British Government and Parliament towards the people of Ireland and expressing sympa thy with Parnell and Davitt. They also ex pressed the wish that the Boers in Africa would be victorious over the British troop. Letters from Wendell Phil'ps, Ex-Gover nors Seymour, and Tilden, Generals Han cock and McClellan were read, aporroving the Object of the meeting and their ai,-iiliy to be present. .