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THE RIVER PRESS.
Wednesday May 11, 1381. J. B STE VBYS, - - - - - LOCAL EDITOR Terms,...... .........$5.00 per Year. All letters and communications containing matter in tended for publication in this paper, should be addressed to "The River Press," and the name of the writer must be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in these columns at the rate of fifteen cents per line from transient and ten cents per line from regular advertisers. IN TOWN AND OUT. For additional locals see fifth page. Lumber is selling for six cents, and it is of the poorest quality, too. A beautiful shower on Monday morning changed the hue of hill and vale. There appears to be a diversity of opinion as to the owership of one of our down town restaurants. Wah ! Charley Rowe started on Monday for his his ranch on the Missouri to put in a large crop of potatoes, oats, etc. Wetzel & Co., wish to call the attention of the ladies to a small installment of their new spring hats just received by express. Paris Gibson has established a new ranch some six miles up the river. The place will be devoted entirely to blooded stock. Whenever a;man tells you he goes un armed, look out for him. It's a two to one bet his hip pocket is a modern arsenal. Old pistols are above par, and scarce at any price. The more damaged and useless they are the higher premium they bring. Thomas Shearer arrived from Barker on the 8th, and states that none of the horses stolen from that place have as yet been re covered. John Gamble has built a very large oven, thoroughly renovated his store, and is now ready for the summer trade. He will do a large business. Capt. Hinton and family, H W Neehoff, A B Warrick, Henry Daniels, R A Dana, W A Turner, are among those registered at the Choteau House. Captain Hinton and family are in town en route to Carroll, where the Captain will as sume command. We wish they were going to remain with us. The soldiers are packing up, preparitory to moving to Shaw. The boys would rather stay, and it is yet hoped the order to remove them will be rescinded.' In the spring time lemons are a necessity in the preservation of good health. For "Spring fever" they are invaluable. Crane & Green have them on hand. J. J. Bayer, Chas. Clark, Highwood; Mrs. Goo. Carrie, Win. Norton, Deer Lodge; J. Craig, Rob't. Blake, Assinaboin; F M Bask hasm, Silver City, are registered at the Over land. There is a rumor current that our Delegate in Congress is using his influence to have the troops remain here. Hope it's true, but we are hardly "prepared" to believe it all the same. Neil McIntyre has removed his boot and shoe store to the building next door to the post office. If you want a good, servicable boot or a fine, handsome shoe drop in and see him. The Beligerant Three have purchased all the old razors, bowie-knives, scythes and other war-like and murderous weapons in town. There's blood on the moon and wali in the air. Our sheriff, ever vigilant, has ins baslisk eye. on the Beligerent Three. Gentlemen, if you must fight-if you will persist in shed ing be-lud, and staining your hands with hu man goab, you will have to leave the town or you'll get run into the cooler. Crane & Green have a fine lot of transfer and raised pictures whilch are so cheap that every one should have them. They will add additional charm to the lamp globes, flower pots and other articles of niecessity which would become things of beauty if covered with these little chromnos. We present to-day the advertisement of Baker & DeLorimler. This firmn will have their grand opening on Saturday, the 21st inst., and Benton ladies will do well to wait and inspect this magnificent stlck of dry goods, zpotions and ladies' wear before pur chasing elsewhere.. They twill also carry a comaplete assortment of -ladies, misses and children's shoes. The news from the Warm Spring District isnot only reassuring but positively inispirit ing. The placer mines are turning out splen didly. One location in wbich work has been progressing turned out $600 in 8 days,] and other locations' indicate equally as well. The most reassuring part of the matter is that splendid discoveries are being made in quartz and the ores so far dlscdvered run among the richest in the Territorny. W. G. ~Bailey, the Tiffany of Xontana1 presents his c~rd to the Benton - pubtlc 'this 'week. Mfr. bailey is so well and favorably kajown to our people that he needs no intro duction. He carries the largest arni ~fnest stock of gold and silver watches, the best hoemd niagdjwly the most estttilve asodkt4oflokgf every i'Ies He giearantaiCs satisfactlion in ever7Iease, and, those *l~ag anything in that linre will ~d# well to correspond with W. G. Bailey before buying elsewhere. Mr. Jeauneux, who is keeping a kind of a trading post in the Judith Basin, has been in town several days disposing !of over 1,000 robes. He has been sick a great portion of the winter, but is now entirely recovered. His winter's labors have been quite satisfact tory to himself, and we are glad to know that he is doing so well. Mr. J. will remain with us a few days, and then return with a large stock of goods, in the trading of which he will undoubtedly exceed our best wishes SCENE I. Belud ! be-lud!! b-e-l-u-d !!! Pistols and coffee for three. Death ! the grim monster shakes its skele ton finger in the air and murmurs r-e-v-e-n-g-e! Wounded honah !-challenge! !-duel!!! -place, ` Highwood mountains!! ! !-dis tance, 1000 yards ! ! ! !!-weapons pick axes! ! ! ! ! !-slow music, Ethiopean flute street car cavalclade-dust to dust-avaunt. SCENE II. In court, before Don Quixote-Tried for petty larceny, mahem, forcible entry, con tempt, etc. Defendant fined one cent. Com plainants sentenced to be suffocated in the county jail. FROM SUNDAY'S EDITION. Are we, or are we not to have a military garrison at Benton ? is the subject that is now being discussed on every corner. The coaches are running on schedule time, -in fact beating it, as they roll in from Helena as early as noon sometimes. Our esteemed contemporaries say that our merchants are backward in coming forward. They will crawfish out of that statement. The weather is fine. Two and one half months of it now and more to come-rain is what is wanted now. Where is the prayer gauge. Mrs. Waterman and family left Bismarck on Thursday last for Benton. The family will prove a valuable acquisition to our so cial circle. Mr. Jas. H. Lemon, who has been spending the winter with his family on the South Fork of Sun River, arrived in town Thursday on his way to Assinaboin. "The Phoenix Bit Saloon" is the name of Allen & Tierney's popular resort. If you want a fine cigar, a glass of liquor, or a "re viver" drop in and see them. George Jacques, of the Judith country, is sojourning in the city, and his shadow is visible at the Overland whenever the bell =chimes for regular meals. T. C. Power & Bro. have on hand a large stock of the leading brands of liquors and cigars, whick they are wholesaling at rates that should encourage buyers. The large stock of goods of all kinds which they are importing requires a sacrifice on the old lot. The strike threatened on thelRecord street car line is at an end. The stock has been taken sAT the line, and is turned out to pasture on the last page of its weakly editioll. The grocery department of T. C. Power & Bro. is full and complete. Ranchmen should remember that they are furnished at prices below those of any house in Montana. James Livingston, for the past . two years Hospital steward at Benton, is ordered to Carroll, and will leave on the first boat. He has been a most efficient officer, and we dislike to I see him go. T. C. Power & Bro. have on hand a large quantity of Hill's Concentrated extract of tobacco for sheep dip. This disease should be prevented in the early stages by using this unequalled dip. The removal of the troops from here will take from our midst Mrs. Moale and Mrs. Krouse, two of Benton's most esteemed ladies. Both families, however, will be pleasantly and kindly remembered by our citizens. Mr. R. 5. Ford, of Sun River, is sojourn big with us for a while, stopping at the Over- E land. He is here to inspect numerous hides I and brands which have resulted from the E operations of Mr. Frost last winter. Jno. Largent is here from Sun River, and I spends his time with a spy-glass in looking a for the brands left out last winter. He is on his knees when he is not eating, we pre sume praying, for he is very pious. The Yogo, or rather that portion of it known as the Warm Spring district is open ing out full of promise. Rich gold quartz discoveries are being made, and the placer indications are taking the form of a certainty. .Ranchmen, if you want an agricultural 1 implement, of any kind, from a garden hoe to a reaper anti mower, or a fin~e wagon, you i will find what you wvant in the machinery de partment of 'P. C. Power & Bro.'s storu, and you will find them cheaper here than else where. Jiews of the boats is reassuring. The t Fa etand C. K. Peickare on the wiay a from Bisniarek. The Bose Bud will reach t *tlere to-day, and follow right along.. Sever- i al boats ar& near to Bismarck on the upward journey, and only a few days more and we will witness a season of the highest activity ,ever re ced. We started a thrilling narrative about a i little boy. wbo captured a whole band of In- s dians and rescued a large number of horses i l-eides several innocent maidens who were c tied io the stake,' but the article has been un avoidably crowded out owing to pressure up- t ~on itw columns-by the side sticks. It was too thin. 'Gatherhmg Shells by the Biea Shore,~" was ~nicely renaered by passengers on the incomn in~g coach fronm Assinaboin a few days since. e It is said music charms the soul, and we be liere it, for the steeds stopped, look around, a and refused to pull the vehicle until the n sweet singer from the north relapsed into se 0 rene and regretful silence. f Healthy sheep should have two dips each l. year, it will keep them healthy and will more than repay the expense and trouble in an in v creased production of wool, and as well, add a materially to its quality. For this purpose a Ladd's extra strength Tobacco sheep dip is most effective, safest and cheap. T. C. a Power & Bro., of Benton are the agents. Dr. W. W. Higgins and wife arrived on Friday's coach on a visit to their only - daughter, Mrs. Lieut. Krause. The Doctor is a member of the extensivefirmof Murphy, Neel & Co., and the Deer Lodge house is under his immediate supervision. He is one - of the pioneers of Montana, but this, we be lieve, is his first visit to Benton. We wish them a pleasant and enjoyable visit. r From Lew Bradbury, who has just return - ed from a trip down the Martinsdale road, we learn that whisky is being traded to the Indians with utter recklessness. Mr. Brad bury says he and others saw two half-breeds deliberately shoot an Indian-the three being drunk at the time-and then mount their horses and escape. It seems strange that this miserable traffic cannot be effectually stopped. Peter Laviny lingers in the cooler on bread and water-a thin diet for the season of blossoms and verdure-for appropriating a few yards of ingrain carpet from Al. Lester without the latter's consent or knowledge. Peter packed the carpet to the Earle Bird saloon and sold it to Foster for $1.50 in solid silver. The latter was also arrested for buy ing stolen property, and assessed one dollar and costs, but appealed the case. Mr. Liviny, however, will stay in close confinement ten days and will then put his valuable services on the roads for one month longer. Verily, the way of the transgressor is tough. Colonel Washington Dunn having taken a contract for grading a twenty-five mile sec tion of the Northern Pacific in Deer Lodge county, left Butte at noon the 4th of May in company with J. L. Fisk who will have charge of the graders. The work begins at the mouth of the Little Blackfoot and ex tends thence down the Deer Lodge river. The contract will be pushed with all possible expedition.-Inter-Mountain. The boys in blue are taking advantage of their brief respite to linger lovingly by the lasses they admire. You can notice them out riding in the twilight of these 'pleasant evenings; you can see them promenading and talking sweet words-the old, old, story -with those those they soon expect to leave behind. The company have certainly con ducted themselves splendidly since coming here, and, if they do go, onr citizens will part with them regretfully. It is almost unnecessary to call attention to the avertisement of (.ans & Klein. The firm is so well and favorably known all over Montana, that their success here is already assured. They will open the largest and finest stock of clothing ever brought to Ben ton, and will sell finer goods for less money than any house here. The firm have branch houses in different parts of the Territpry, ship more goods here than all' other houses together, have a mammoth manufacturing establishment in New York, and can afford to sell better goods for less money than other establishments. Several attempts to float wood down the various streams are proving successful. That of Evans & Co. is an assured venture. And now Messrs. Rutherford, Riley & Fet lock will attempt to float cottonwood down from the Upper Teton-Benton thirty miles away. Cottonwood imbibes water like a sponge and soon sinks, and the venture may not prove a success. We hope it will. They should first make a tank, as railroads use to soak ties in, 5 feet wide 5 feet deep and 100 feet long, fill it to the depth of 1 foot with kerosene oil; soak the wood three days and nights and then float it down. This will ob viate the great difficulty and add much to the value of the wood. Much of the oil can be saved by the~erection of extensive apparatus at the mouth of the Teton, as the water can be collected and the oil retained by the sim ple process of distillation. Prof. Chandler, of New York, in obedi ence to a resolution of the Board of Health, has reported the result of his inquiries into the subject of oleomargarine. He says that it is superior in all respects to the poorer grades of dairy butter sold in that city: We all heartily agree with him. Old hides, axle grease, tallow candles and kerosene oil com-4 bined, soap greatse-anything, is better than ,the "poorer grades of butter." There is something in old butter undefinable-some thing that one cant worship without committ.. ing idolatry-to be likened to nothing else, either in the heavens above, the earth be neath, or the watersf under the earth. It is peculiar, it is strong but without force, it runns but is without movement, it resembles plaster in the hafrrequied to keep ittogehier, saswell to the bread ast that which is ap plied to the wall. It only occurred toas re cently that hair was a necessity in the "poor er grades of butter," and this is its explana tion. Its aroma is a combination of sal phureted hydrogen and frozen potatoes, and its flavor has in it something suggestive- of the other world. Lotus by all means keep to oily margerine, tallow candles and train oil; bitt the "poorer grades of butter" must go, News From Fort MIaeleod. FouT MAOLEOD, April 28, 1881. To the River Press: It is my intention to try and furnish yon with whatever news I may have from thes parts twice a month, which is as often as w have mails. The Indians are stringing in here whole sale and have commenced committing depre dations already upon the stock men of thi country by killing their cattle. The Polici will be kept busy this summer watching then and appear to mean business, as they hav( three in the "jug" already, and are hunting more. The Fort Macleod "Beacher" has come tc grief at last by losing everything he had tc loose and gaining nothing. The parties thai led him to his own destruction are liable tc visit Benton soon, and then turn loose you: "mashers." Capt. Walker, late of the Mounted Police, and now agent for a large cattle company in Canada, has arrived and intends locating on Bow river. They talk of bringing in from five to ten thousand head of cattle which will be nuts for the Indians. When the Indians were told they were coming, they of course gave their sanction with the usual "how came your eye out." There is now on the Blood reservation nearly or quite two thousand Indians, princi cipally Bloods; they are pitching into work with a will. The agent at that place is Mr. John G.McDougall, an old timer in the coun try, and is getting along better with the In dians than any of the Canadian Importations. So much for the N. W. Territory. A party of men started from this place on the 15th of April for Winnipeg. Rather early, but they will get through, for they are "solid men." I believe the Indians will all go to Benton as soon as paid to do their trading which will be quite an item, as they get two years' pay this time. A good many Police are getting discharged this spring. Some intend remaining in the country and some returning home to Canada. We have had quite an epidemic among the children, something like scarlet fever, and we have no doctor. Dr. Lander has quit the force and gone to farming in the vicinity of Calgary. Fearing that I am taking too much of your valuable time, I will close. RUSTLER. THE SALE OF LIQUOR TO INDIANS. Some Exceptions to the Petition of Hon. Granville Stuart. HELENA, May 7, 1881. To the Editor RIvEB PRESS: In the petition to the Secretary of the In terior concerning Indian depredations in Meagher and Chotean counties, Hon. Gran ville Stuart, who drafted it, speaks of a "cry ing evil that passes unnoticed by the U. S. Marshals." He refers to the sale of whisky to the "hordes of alien (British) Indians." It is a little singular that Mr. Stuart should have "passed unnoticed" the fact that the sale of liquor, off a reservation, to an alien Indian, is not an offence against any law of the Uni ted States, and that the United States Mar shal and his deputies have no duty or au thority with respect to such crimes. I might let Mr. Stuart's indictment rest with this statement; but as the matter is one concerning which considerable misaprehen sion is prevalent, I. ask pepmission to make a' further explanation. The only law of the United States applicable to the premises, is found in sec. 2139, R. S. : "Any persons who sells, exchanges, gives, barters or dis poses :of any spiritous liquors or wines to any Indian under charge of an Indian Super intendent or Agent, * * * shall be pun ishable," &c. To secure a conviction under this section it is necessary to prove a specific act of selling ; that the Indian to whom the liquor was sold was of full blood-the law not extending to half-breeds; and thata he is in charge of an Agent which, of course, the British Indians are not There have doubt less been cases in which all of these condi tions existed; but it will be seen that they are hdrd to prove. Before the penalty could be visited on the offenders it would be neces' sary for the witnesses to come two or three times to Helena at a loss of, say, $50 each trip ; and the end would almost inevitably be that they would suffer more than the mitu creants who carry on this abominable traffic . On the other hand the laws of the Terri tory are broad and vigorous. They make it an offence to sell lionor to any Indian or half-breeds; they pay witnesses mileage and per diem at a rate that protects them from loss, and, under the act of the late session, they make liberal provision to reward inform ers. It is the county aurhorities, therefore, who should undertake the reform of this grievance; and its rests with any magistrate in the counties where these offences are eom mitted to initiate the proceedings-Hon. Granville Stuart, for exam'ple, who is a Jus tice of the Peace of Meagher County. I do not deny that ~the United States, hay- i ing assumed the guardianship of the Indians, ought to deal with the whole subject matter of Mr. Stuart's petition, and save the coun ties from this grievous expenise; but that it does'not is the fault of the legislative branch of the government; It is certainly not the fault of the officer to whom he seems dis posed to attribute it. ALEX. C. BOTW1IN, U. 8. Marshal. We present toiday the announcement of W. H. Burgess, who will open a large and magnificent etock of fine family groceries. The gentleman spent a short time in Bentbn last fall, and being a shrewd businesss man, saw at once that a splendid field was opeh for this line. He is thoroughly famillar with every detail of the business, is an agreeable and square business gentleman and we be speak for him a large share of patronage. Important to Travelers. SpecialInducements are offered you by the lBurllngton route. It will pay you' to read their ad.. vertisenient to be found elsewhere in this iesse. thAN 0PENINLI! I On Saturday, May 21, Will be formally opene 1, in their new building on Main street, by Messrs. AK & DLOR E the Largest and Finest stock of DRY CODS, and everything pertaining to that trade Ever Brought to Benton, Mr. Baker h"' spent the entire winter In the East, selecting these goods and writes that his pur chases have been made with Direct Referellc to the Bcntol Market They will carry a large and very comuplete assort went of LADIES' MISSES' and CIHILDRENTS' SHOES, Which will be offered to the public at extremely low rates. Also agents for Butterick's Celebrated Paper Patterns. No pains will be spared to make this the favorite resort of the Ladies of Benton. BAKER & DeLORHIMER. THE GREAT BURLINGTON ROifTE! C. B. & Q. R. R. The People's FAVORITE ROUTE, is acknowledged by the Press and the traveling public, on account of its superior equipments, smooth steel laid track, iron bridges, and obliging train officials, to be the most de sirable route from MONTANA And the Great Northwest to C IC AGO And the East via Omaha. This is the only line run ning the 16-wheel Pillul~a Palace Sleeill Car. Palace Bluing Cars, luxurious Day Coaches, through fromn omaha to Chicago without Change. This popular route snakes a specialty of carrying their second class and emigrant passengers on fast ex press trains, inwell ventilaetd and cuethoned coaches, equal to cars used for first class passengers on other roads. Emigrant passepigers are carried through from Omaha to Chicago and St. Louis without delay. Tlie Ohigago Barlngtoll & Quinllly B1 B1 Is the Best and Qutck eat Route from Omnaha to St. Louis and Moth. ern Points. Pullman Sleeping Cars are run through from Omaha to St. Louis without change, arriving in St. Louis one hour in advance of trains by competing lines. Tickets by this popular route for sale at all the offices in the Northwest to Chicago and St. Louis, and to all points East and South. Ask for your tickets by the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad. All information about rates of fare, sleeping car ac conmmodations, time tables, etc. will be cheerfully given by applying to JAMES R. WOOD, General Passenger Agent, Chicago. T. J. POTTER General Manager, Chicago. VIRCINIA HOTEL, Butte, - * - Montana. J. B. Baker, Proproriet Conducted on the European plan. Meals at all hours. Open day and night. DAVIS & BENNETT, AS SAYERS Butte, Montana. Samples froma distance attended to immediately and returns made the following day. PRICES. Gold, Silver and Lead, - . $3.00 Silver, * * * - 2.00 Copper, - * - . * - 3.00 M. E. M A. EBR, Assayer, BUTTE, * - * MONTANA. Di~i Office, West Park Street. Spoclal attention paid to "sealed samples" and all kinds of gold, and si yer bullion. Samples sent from a distance promptly attended to and returns made the following day. Charges reasonable. ESTRAYS. I, Antoine Bertholet, have two eatray horses at the lakes, between Benton and Arrow Creek, and brand daoilows: One Irn tryhore, about 4 yer ol yearling; no rad that can be seen. The owner can hve the horses by proving property and "aying costs. Pt.Benon Ma8, ANTOINE BK2STHOLET. DIssolUTIroN 01' PARTNERnsEI T H arne e retofore existing unde~r the stylean of Storer &Wlohasthsdy by mutual cosnbeen dissolved, with the exception of the Power and MupyNeel & Co. buldhings now in progress. The contrcigand building nese will be carried on by CpbWilson & P C. 1?. Storer rtirint D Benton, April14, 1881. W. H, WILSO ,