Newspaper Page Text
THE RIVER PRESS.
Wednesday, October 26, 1881. IRR Y COLLINS. -- - - - - - EDITOR GUITEAU'S. trial has been set for Novem )er 7th. ON the 17th the subscription to the Mrs. Saifield fund reached the sum of $360,345. ON the 20th Sherman's majority for Gov ernor of Iowa was 50,600 and they were still counting. BIslamEc people are talkipg of putting in water works at that city. It will not be long until Benton will be considering a like propo sition. CHAs. H. GOULD, of Nebraska, has been. appointed Receiver of Public Monies at Miles City. Another instance of imported office holder. IF the President has named his cabinet Montana is not yet apprised of the fact. The wires of the Western Union have been down for a few days. A GOOD many politicans and newspaper men have turned, their attention to cabinet making lately. President Arthur is yet to hear from, however. TIrE Barker Mining district is beginning to loom up and within the next two years it will not be second even to the Butte district. We put this down as a prediction. JUDGE SCOVILE's proposition to retain Bob Ingersoll as counsel for Guiteau was re jected by the latter. He said the whole Chris tian world would be shocked. This is pretty hard on Pope Bob. GOVERNOR FOSTEr's majority will be in the immediate neighborhood of 25,000. This has been a disastrous year for the cause of Democracy. But Virginia and Mississippi are yet to hear "fromn. IF there is any more good weather this fall the county commissioners and citizens of Benton should take advantage of it to have the road to Barker improved. The boom that has set in at the mines has largely in creased the amount of transportation neces sary. THE great monopolies of the country are quietly but surely getting their friends into the United States Senate. Of the new mem bers who recently took seats in that body, Camden represents the Standard Oil Com pany; Miller, of California, the Seal and Fur Corperation; Miller, of New York, the Wood Pulp Company; and Wilson is attor ney for the Union Pacific railway. THELand League is not so easily suppress ed as Gladstone may imagine. At a meeting of the Carrich League the other day 2,0000 people were present and over two hundred tradesmen joined the organization while a detachment of hussars with sabers drawn paraded the street. While numerous arrests are being made the League is constantly gaining in numerical strength. GENERAL FREMONT has resigned the office of Governor of New Mexico, and' the people of the Territory are clamoring for the ap pointment of a resident citizen who is familiar with their needs. But of course their wish will not be satisfied. There are two many. hungry office-seekers in the states who "did yeoman service in the last campaign," and the territories are used as a sort of an asylum for them. RUMOE says that that J. N. Tyner, First Assistant Postmaster General, will be asked to step down and out and that Frank Patton of the Burlington Hawkeye will succeed him. t It is intimated that Tyner is' about as deeply involved in the star route business as any- i body if the facts were only known., But E even if he is not it is high time for this per- E petual office holder to retire and give the I other boys a chance. Tyner has a wonder- 1 ful aptitude for holding on from one admin- 1 istration to anothe.and we hope President 1 uah ~U r" see the necessity of choking hi m i off. ____ _____ SA NUMBERR of Democratic politicians from Indiana, are at Washington to fight the con firmation of ex-Marshal Dudley for Com missioner of Pensions. They allege that he is a bitter partisan and in the late memora ble Indiana campaign prostituted his posi .ion in the interest of party. But the chances .re Marshal Dudley will stick. To his ef :orts more than those of any other :man can )e attributed the success of the Republicans I that Democratic state, and his party friends till not see him go down. Dudley is one of b. e ablest men in the country, and has dis played signal ability as Commissioner of Pensions:; . _ JoHN KELII, the boss of Tammany Hall, recently planted himself on;the "anti-monop oly" platform, and Puck makes the event tlie subject of a good cartoon. The little fellow is standing by a sign board which points the way to "Monopolyville" and "Anti.--m nop olyville." At the former place the railroad sharks are represented welcoming,- hb with outstretched hands;: at the latter Kelly :'and Tammany Ha1 loom up in thEldistance Puck opnloios fndIs ade to s'ay; " Well, I want to be an anti nliopolist; but not if that (Tam many) is one." , ' FRiANK M. EASTMAN, of Washington, has been appointed District Attorney for Mon tana. Mr. Eastman may be highly qualified to fill the position, and doubtless is, but Pres. Arthur would have had no trouble in finding a Montana-lawyer who could acceptably per form the duties of the office. This thing of having party pets from the East sent out here to fill the offices is getting fearfully tuonotonous. THAT PABPHLET AGAIN. WE interviewed a number of business men this week in reference to the frequently mooted question of issuing a pamphlet, un der the authority of the Board of Trade, set ting forth the numerous advantages of Ben ton and the country tributary thereto. With scarcely an exception they indorse the prc ject and we believe would contribute accord ing to their abilities to carry it into execu tion. It is true the Benton Board of Trade is not just now a very enthusiastic body (and it is not creditable to the town that-such is the case) but if a committee of citizens will take the initiative steps in the matter the Board can doubtless summon energy enough to give the work its approval and to aid in the distribution of the same. The value of such a work, carefully pre pared and judiciously distributed, can scarce ly be over estimated. Montana is just begin ning to attract the attention of the people of the East. Our mines and broad grazing lands offer an inducement to capital and our smiling valleys invite the hardy hus bandman of limited means who seeks to build up a home he can call his own. Hereto fore Montana has been so far removed from "civilization," which is suppposed to follow in the make of the railroad, and the difficulty of getting here has been so great, that.immi gration has naturally been limited. But this drawback no longer exists. Two railroads have penetrated the heart of the Territory, and are rapidly extending their lines. The era of railroad building .for the new north west has only begun and if it is not followed in rapid order by an era of immigration the history of the past fifty years must be re versed. ' There can be no question but that during the next few years the population of Montana will grow rapidly, and unless Ben ton is up and doing she can not expect .to keep pace with other towns of the Territory. The resources of Benton and the country tributary are unquestionably superior to those of any other portign of the Territory. The new mining district to the sbuth of us is just coming into prominence and it gives forth abundant ptomises of being one of the richest mineral fields in the world; in no place in the west can the stock men find a better field of- operations or greater .opportunities for carrying on his important branch of indus try; the valleys are beautiful and highly pro ductive, and offer the farmer every induce ment. Our town is a natural trade center and destined to become one of the great com mercial cities of the new north-west-how soon will probably depend on the enterprise manifested by her own citizens. These general facts should be set forth in detail in the pamphlet proposed and when circulated '~"where they Would do the most good" the beneficial results must be appar ent.: Unless something of the kind is done, Benton must lag Lbehind while other towns of the Territory move on to prosiperity. The fact that Helena, without the resources or natural adviantages of Benton, has won the title of 'the "leading town of the Territory" is due chiefly to the enterprise of her citi zens. It is the best advertised town in the Territory and to-day her people are reaping the benefits of the same. This is the propitious time to issue suich a document. Allowing two months for its preparation and publication it could be dis tributed during the winter in time to fall into ihe hands of many Who contemplated mov ing west-with the opening of spring. Next season there will be a regular tide of immi gration to Montana and if Benton is not profited by it toa very great extent it will be her own fault. The one essential thing is to let the people know the inducements offered here and. the effective way to accomplish that end is by issuing under the sanction of the Board of Trade such a document as has been mentioned. A year ago this project was agitated,jbut never carried into execu tion . Will the same lethargy and indiffer ence be manifested this year ? Let us hopei not. YOR]TOWN. V The 19th inst. was the hundredth anniver sary of the surrender of Cornwallis at York town, the decisive victory of the Revolution, o: and the important centennial was celebrated t in a most appropriate manner. The French v allies, who'came to the assistance of the Col onists in the nick of time, rendered import- 3 ant aid o. this historic field and it was` meet t that Representatives of the French Republic, z descendants of Lafayette and Rocham- t beau, :should participate in the commemora- v tive ceremonies. President Arthur made the t opening address-short, to the point and 3 breathing'a, spirit of patriotism.. Orations.- 2 were also delivered by Governor Halliday, of t Virginia, I(Yorktown being upon a narrow pnnsula of that State,)' by Robert C. Win t thrope, of Massachusetts, and by Outery, ta revntative of the rnch Repulic , and wl ' ron Von Steuben, of Germany. A cen tennial poem was krad by Okmes $ i, ` Virginia. GenerailBtiermar and staff, G~en oal ~&nock nd i taff, th overnors of va mora ý;3aaonkendý ý. k _ rious States, the Cabinet and numerous mem bers of Congress were present, and withal the occasion was one worthy of the memor able historic event celebrated. It is generally admitted' that the siege of Yorktown was the decisive contest in the war for independence. Lord -Cornwallis with. a splendid army had taken possession of several important points in thb South and his programme was to march to the North and crush out the rebellion as he went. In July he intrenched his army at Yorktown, selecting it as a splendid point for defensive action if an attack should be made, little thinking that he would soon suffer defeat and disaster. At this time Washington with his little army was before New York and La fayette was at Williamsburg with a force un able to cope with the enemy although he ha rassed them a great deal. Seeing the neces sity of checking the progress of Cornwallis at the South, Washington unexpectedly turned his army towards Virginia and soon formed, a junction with Lafayette and other French officers. This union was effected on the 14th of September and the united armies at. once marched upcn Yorktown. On the 19th of the next month Cornwallis was com pelled to surrender. It was upon the opera tions of this General in particular that the English Government depended for crushing out 'the rebellion, and when Lord North heard of the Yorktown disaster he exclaimed "Oh, God ! It is all over--it is all over !" He was right. When Parliament assembled that winter a resolution was passed declar ing the war in America at an end and soon afterwards negotiations for peace were open ed. The victory of Yorktown turned the scale.in favor of popular government. It established and made secure the right of the people to rule and it should rank in history as one of the world's greatest battles. In the hundred years that have passed since Cornwallis surrendered his sword to Washington what a wonderful change has taken place in this country.; In that short time the most powerful and enlightened gov ernment of the century has been established and even the mother country must acknow. ledge the supremacy of her hopeful offspring. The idea for which the Colonists contended has taken deep root in other soils besides this and the doctrine of the government of the people by the people is spreading through out the world. The French, who played so memorable a part in establishing the inde penrdence of the American colonies are to day enjoying the fruits of the principle es tablished by the revolution. The French Republic bids fair to be prosperous and per petual. But England has changed very little, at least not in the rigor of her iron rule. A hundred years 'ago she was trying to whip the Colonists into submission and to-day is trying the same experiment in the colonies of Africa, and, with better prospects of success, in Ireland. A few more Yorktown disasters will be necessary to root out the last vestiges of British tyranny. The "Peninah," Trouble. The reader will remember that the steam er Peninah was recently pounced upon by government officers and held by them on the charge that her officers sold whisky to In dians. . The Bismarck Tribune explains the matter in the following paragraph: It is repobted that the cause of the steamer Peninah now being entangled in the laby rinths of the law is due to an. over officionus act of a very smart young man named Rich ards, -who is acting Indian agent for Major Porter during that gedtleman's absence from' the Poplar river agency. Some one had told Richards'.that- in case -the" officers , ould be caught violating the law, the government would sell the boat and give half of the money received to the infornmant. _ To have half the price of a valuable steamboat prov ed too great a temnptation to the young man, as 'he thought of- the single figure that would' represent his salary for a month.. 'Accord ingly he got one or two confederates, and ogether they "put up a job" on the Peninah. and. managed to buy a pint of liquor. This accomplished, he pounced down with the law, and is even now holding his wallet opea to receive half the proceeds of the expected sale.' Poor fool! NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY. U. S. LAND OFFIc. AT HELENA, M.T., September 23, 1881. Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make anal proof inesupport of their claims, and that said proof will be made before Jno. -W. Tattan, Probate Judge of Chotean County, Montana, at Fort Benton, Montana, on the 15th day of Novemberi (Tuesday) 1881, viz: James Gibson, Homestead Application No. 1221, for the S.W. quarter of section 23, township 24 north of range 5 west. He names the following witnesses to prove.his con Linuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz: Samuel Burd, Charles R. Scoffin, Thomas E. Wil liamson and John Wren, all of Old Agency, Chotean County, Montana. Charles R. Scoffin, Homestead Application No. 122T. for the S.E.'quarter of S;W. quarter, the N. half of S.W. quarter and the S.W.- quarter of the N.W. quarter of section 13, township No, 24 north of range 5 west. He niames the following witnesses to prove his con tinuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz: James Gibson, Samuel Bard, Thomas E.William son and'John Wren, all of Old Agency, Choteau CO., Montana. Samuel Burd, preemption declaratory statement No. 3132, for the N.E. quarter of the N.E. quarter of sec tion 8, the N. half of the N.W. quarter and the N;W.' quarter of the N.E. quarter of section 9, township No. 24 north of range 5 west. He names the following witnesses to prove his con tinuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz: 'James Gibson, Charles R. Scoffin, Thomas E. Williamson and.John Wren, all of Old Agency, Cho tean County, Montana. John Wren, preemptione declaratory statement No. 3160, for the N.E. quarter of section 31, owvnship No. 24 north of range 4 west. Henames the.following witnesses to prove his con tinuous residenceiupon, and cultivation f -said land, viz James (Gibson Charly, . Scoffin, Samuel Burd and Thoums E. Williamson, all of Old Agency, Cho tesiu County, Montanaa. gec Thomas ' Williamson, preenmption declaratory statement No. 3932, for the . half of the N.e arter and the N. half of the .W. quarter of ctio4,town ship No. 24 north ofrange S west., co SHe naromesthe following witnesses to provehis con emen th foe n cultivation of sad larI and Jo n Wren, d¶gncyhth taue iO3u . 49 t , J. $. MoE.Regipte . To The Wool Growers of Montana. Our stock of thoroughbred rams now for sale were .iimported early last spring and are in excellent condition. They are as well acclimated as they will ever be, and we will guarantee them to give satisfac tion in this respect. We are-confident that our Merino rams are such as are required by the wool-growers of this latitude. Being almost entirely free from wrinkles, and having oil sufficent to keep the wool in a healthy condition, hey can endure more.severe weather than the greasy, wrinkly Merinos that have,until recently,been so pop ular in the United States. These rams were bought of Ho,. Geo. Camphell, of Westminster, Vermont, a man who now enjoys a world-wide reputation for the style of sheep that he has bred. Parties buying these sheep can movb them much more quickly.and safely by hauling them in wagons. PARIs GIBSO~ & SoN. Fort Benton, Sept. 5, 1881. NOTICE. All persons indebted to.the firm of Mee & Herman will settle immediately with the undersigned, who has been appointed Receiver in the case of Herman vs. Mee Bros. J. M3. RASIN. Fort Benton, Oct. 4. 50 tf. : TTAKEN UP. Came to my ranch, on Cora Creek, a bay horse, branded W1 on left shoulder and S on left hip. The owner will call and identify the animal and pay charges. J. J. CAMPBELL. "49 5t JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, ARCHITEOT AND United States DepMineral Surveyor BENTON, JIONTANA. DR. GOODRICH, RESIDENT DENTIST. Is now fully prepared to execute dental work in a thoroughly workmanlike manner, and at reasonable rates., Remember, his rooms are at the Ohoteau House. - DAVIS & BENNETT, Butte, Montana. Samples from a distance attended to immediataly aad returns made the following day. PRICES. Gold, Silver and Lead, - = $3.00 Silver, . . . . - - S.O0 Copper, - - - - - . 3.00 F. J. GAUIGLER, Dealer in a line of General lMerchandise IffARTINSDALE, fi1. T, I always have on hand a full supply of goods demand ed by the trade, and sell them at reasonable prices. A good hotel, under the management of Mirs. Bar rows; a saloon and new stable, under the manage ment of Messrs. Shields & -Lund, and a complete f blacksmith shop, are run in connection with the store. Come to "Brooklyn" and see me before buy ing. FRANK J. GAUGLER, -52-1y Martinsdale, M. T. i Stockme n's Rewards! $500 REWARD! WILLI BE GIVEN by the @Choteau and f Ieagher . Counties' Stock Protective Asso :iation for the apprehension and con- d Fiction of any peason or `persons who sell, n .arter or give whisky, Or other intoxicating Irinks, to Indians on the ranges of Stock nen Who are members of this Association $100 REWARD! WILL BE GIVEN for the apprehension .and ;onviction of the first person or persons de- c :ected selling, barterinrg or giving whisky, 3r other intoxicating drinks, to Half-breeds ,n the ranges of the members of this Asso -iation. $500 REWARD,! WILL BE GIVEN for the apprehension and ^onviction of any person 'or persons who maliciously or carelessly set out prairie ires on the ranges of members of, this As- I 3ociation.. By order of the Executive Committee of the Choteau ,and Meagher Counties Stock Protective :Association. M. E. MILNER, Secretary. REINICKE EHOUSE, Sun River Leavings, This House is situated on the Helena and Benton road, just a nice day's drive from Benton, making it the most convenient stopping place on the road. It Is kqpt in firet-class style, and has the very best of ac cummodations for travelers on the road, STOCKt BRANDS. -ý HENRY KENNERLY, Range. Teton. Brand on left side. Postoffice address, Ft. Benton. M. T. AZ R S. PRICE, Range-Judith Basin. Brand on either right or left ribs... Address Fort Benton. Also owner by pur chase bf the following brands: U, on left thigh, for nerly owned by P. D. Kenyon and Charles Lehman; 1021 on right ribs or right hip, formerly owned by Joe (Gehrett All persons are hereby warned against using either of said brands in any way. JAMES MEREDITH, HORSES. Range--HIGHWOOD. Brand i n left shoulder.-; Vent. ssame, low down on left shoulder. , ostoflice address, . ,,BENTON. LC BYON BROS. HORSES:. Range, UPPER TETOfl. Brand on left fore -shoulder. SPost Oice,; OLD: AGENCY of h conhtractingafter this date. Cu s.AiAi otun4 ' ~Jnly ~t) News and Novelty Depot STATIONERY AND BLANK BOOKS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, PICTURE FRAMES AND CHROMOS, FINE CANDIES AND NUTS IMPORTED & DOMESTIC CIGARS, BIRD CAGES, PERAMBULATORS, TOY WAGONS, TOY CARTS AND GIGS, A Finn :Stock of Wall PanIr, MEERSCHAUM GOODS, FINE WOOD AND BRIER PIPES, CHOICE SMOKING TOBACCOS CHOICE CHEWING TOBACCOS, VELVET CARD, PHOTO AND CABI NET FRAMES AND EASELS, In Great Assortment. CRANE & GREEN, Front Street, Bet.Bond and Benton. FORIT BENTON CHARCOAL WANTED. Wanted--J3ids to furnish 1,,000 bushels of charcoal, delivored-at the Clendennin Mining & Smelting Co.'s works at Gold Run as follows: 15,000 bcshels on or before December 10th, 1881. 15,000 bushels on or before January 10th, 1881. Coal to be a No. 1 article, made from green wood measurement. 2,747 cubic inches. The Company re serves the right to reject any or all bids. GEO CLENDENNIN, JR. 52-tf Sec. anid Man., Benton, M. T. Choteau House NEW HOTEL., Thoroughly Refitted and Newly Furnished. JERRY SULLIVAN, Proprietor. Conducted on first-class principles. Everything new neat and attractive. Feeling assured that we can offer the very best of accommodation, we res pectfully solicit the patronage of the public. PRICES REASONABLE. THE LARGEST AND BEST HOTEL IN CHOTE AU COUNTY. TO TIRE PUBLIC. The undersigned, having bought the dairy business formerly belonging to;,Mr.John Neubert, hope by close attention to business and the supe ior quality of milk and cream supplied to customers, to give entire satis faction. Having moved the dairy to Delatraz's Ranch in town, we will be able to deliver milk and cream ' twice a day, before 6 a. m. and 6 p. m., thereby sup plying a want long felt by our citizens. E~ITHER & EMBLETON, : 36tf Excelsior Dairy. RWr,. T.b. ' '..,, IT _UJ V NV JA./ N / - v ·Lv .. - Ipper Highwood, on the most direct road to the amous Barker Mines. Every accommodation for aan and beast may be found at this place, Parties hould make it a point to make this place the firs ay, as the drive either way from here is one easily lade. D. McCORD, Prop. henton and Matinsdale ST AGE ..LI NE. ,arries the United States mail to all points on the Line. Passengers and express taken through to the IITH RIVER and the YELLOWSTONE Tri - Weekly Trips! eaves Benton Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 o'clock and arrives on Tuesdays Thurs days and Saturdays. The Only Route oa the Jullith Basi &, Ft. Maginnis W., ~; WET'ZEL, Benton Agent. IORIN ATURISON, Agent at Fort 1PIa ginnis. SPENCER BROS, Agent at White Sulphur Springs. It. H. ULENDENNIN, Agent at 1miar tinsdale. Good Actommodations for Travellers Along the entire line. W. A. OLDEN, SMANAGER I LARGENT HOUSE, Sun River Crossing, ON HJELENA AND" BENTON ROAD A FIRST-CLASS TABLE, And Well Furnished Rooms Sufficient for Any R'equirements, at Reasonable Rates. ,Superior Accommodations for Transient Custom. TheTraveling P1ublic may ue assured that people with families who are visiting Montana for the pur poses of hbusineks`dr pleaisue, and who may wish to remain for a length of time, will " :have better7attentio `anda accommo - dations than= they will receive elsewhere outside 'c Hele a , ' WIL1 H. UM :;liUJ¾~IANAGE Z.L~