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°l, •-- etsb 01 II e to ,." .. ol.. I.. enton, ..ntana, Wednesday, December 7, 1881. No.7 .-. um . ma mmIni mm I amu mmm n Hm e ni • ar wrr am • rrmr Stockmen's Aewards! $500 REWARD! WILL BE ;GIVEN by the Choteau and Meagher Counties' Stock Protective Asso ciation for the apprehension and con viction of any peason or persons who sell, barter or give whisky. qir other intoxicating drinks, to Indians on the ranges of Stock men who are members of this Association $100 REWARD! W',', I GIVEN for the apprehension and convicrion of the first person or persons de tu:teid se.lling, bartering or giving whisky, or other intoxicating drinks, to Half-breeds !; the ranges of the members of this Asso ciation. $500 REWARD! WILL BE GIVEN for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons who mnaliciously or carelessly set out prairi' fires on the ranges of members of this As sociation. By order of the Executive Committee of the Choteau and Meagher Counties Stock Protective Association. M. E. MILNER, Secretary. DAVIS & BENNETT, ASS A YEIERS Butte, Montana. Samples from a distance attended to immediately and returns made the following day. PRICES. Gold, Silver and Lead, a* % 3.00 Silver,. . . . . 2.00 Copper, - - - - . 3.00 JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, ARCHITEOT -AND United States Dep,YIineral Surveyor BENTON, YIONTANA. Atchison's Trading os SIX MIILES SOUTHT OF FORT 1flAG INNIS. A complete stock of General Merchandise, INDIAN GOODS, And Miners' Outfits. H aving removed my stock of merchandise from Ft. 'Maginnis, and added a large and complete invoice of new goods, I am prepared to supply settlers, miners, and travelers with as good goods and at as low figures a'n any store in this seetion of the coun,ry outside of Fort .Benton, 40 JNO. S. ATCIISON. McCORD'S RESORT, Upper Highwood, on the most direct road to the famous Barker Mines. Every accommodation for eman and beast may be found at this place, Parties should make it a point to make this place Ihe firs day, as the drive either way from here is one easily made. D. McCORD, Prop. METROPOLITAN HOTEL, CLORE STREET, HEAD OF PRICE, HELENA, mi[. T. NEW, NEAT AND FIRST-0LASS, Board'by the Week .............................$8 00 Three Meal Tickets ...................... 1 00 Lodging......................................... 50 I'Frst-Class Beds. A bar in connection with the house, where fine wines, liquors and cigars are kept. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. C. Zimmer, Proprietor. HANN'S RANCH, The cosiest, most comfortable and best stopping Place on the Barker road.: Splendid accommodations, good rooms, a well stocked bar and every attention given to Transient Stock. Make it a pcint to reach this picturesque and attract ive place. The House is so situated as to make it an asy drive either to Benton or Barker in one day. P A T E NTS We continue to act as Solicitors for Patents, Caveats Trade Marks. Copyrights, etc., for the United States, Canada, Cuba, England, France, Germany. etc, We have had thirty- ive years experi.e. Ci Patent- obtained through us are noticed In the 5. NTi.rri AMESICAN. This large and splendid illustra te! weekly paper, 3.20 a'year, horws the 0iggkes fi Science, is very.interesting, and has an 0:enz rmonu :cif cujation. Address MUN i d CO. Patent .olicitors, Publishers of Scientific American, ST Park Row, New York. Hand book about Patents sent free. Benton Wash :lous COR. MAIf AND ST.8 J0H ST1 :ET-. Done with netness and dispatch, FAUJLr wlaS~inG SOLICflEUD, --OF NORTHERN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business, Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men and others, subject to be drawn against by checks without notice. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We buy and sell Exchange on the commercial center of the United States. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF.NORTHERN 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, DUEIR & CO. FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T. First National BAN OF Fort lenton,, W. G. CONRAD, President Jos. S. HILL, Vice-President R. A. LUKE, Cashier WE TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers, available in all parts of the United= States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rates, Gold Dust, Coin, Golda and Silver Bullion and Local Sacurities. Keen current accouits with merchants, stockmen, freighters and others subject to sight drafts. Will pay special attention to collections, and all other business entrusted to our care. Will pay interest on time deposits, and discount notes or bankable paper. Will'ake adv nesf erchants, stolk . 'ie aill others, as are suited to their requirements. Will give freightrates on wool to all Eastern cities, nd make liberal advances on same at a low rate of nterest. S. T. HAUSER T. C. POWER [ W. G, CONRAD, Directors. JOS. S. HILL, ', JNO. HUNSBERGER R. A. LUKE, JNO. W, TATTAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, FORT BENTON, - - MONTANA. Will buy and sell real estate and mining property of every description. Will turnish abstracts of titles of real estate in Choteau County. Commissions and terms reasonable. Conveyenclng a Specialty. Office at County Clerk's Office, Court House building. J. A. KANOUSE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, SFORT BENTON, MONTANA. NOTARY PUBLIC AND JUSTICE of the PEACE, Main St., bet. Baker and St John, H. P. ROLFE, ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW (Associated with Sanders & Cnllen.)ý U. S. Deputy: Mineral Surveyer. Ten year's experience in government surveying. The best instruments used. Collections, insurance, mining,, homestead and all land claims attended to MAX, WATERMAN, , 'ATTORNEY AT LAW, FT. BENTON, J1@NTANIA. WWil practice in all the courts of the Territory. Upe cial attention glven to criminal practice. W B. B.ITTLLE. W. S. STAiENSON SETTLE & STEVPETSOh , SAttorin s anRu C nloseflrs at iLaw BEN'TON, MONTANA. Will practice in all courits.f the Territory. Oollec tions promptly attended to; also the securing of pat ents and- pensionl, in connection with a general practice. r. Offtce in brick building opposite Court House. ARTHUR G,. HATCH: Attorne a aw NOTARY PUBLI3i. FIRE AND .IFE INSURANCE EAL ZSTATE AG:]ENOY, ' d ODlNA I 'RT THE RIVER PRESS. Terms,. .........................$5.00 per Year COLLINS & STEVENS, '-u'bl..h.ert s. 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. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Column, 1 year ...........................$175 6 months............................ 100 3 ...................... ...... 75 Half Column, 1 year ........................... 100 6 months .......................... 75 " 3 " ..................... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year...................... 80 " 6 months ..................... 45 " 3 months ................... 0 Quarter Column, 1 year........................... 75 " 6 months ... ................. 40 " 3 months ........................ 30 Three inches, 1 year .............................. 50 " 6 months ........................ 30 3 months......................... 25 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year................. 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. MONTANA MATTERS, Items of Interest Gleaned from Our Terri torial .Exchanges. A case of small pox is reported at Glen dale. The Miles City Land Office was opened Dec. 1st. The Territorial asylum for the insane con tains fifty patients. Counterfeit ten dollar gold pieces are circu lating lively at Miles City. The Floster mining works will soon be lighted, with the electric light. Rev. W. B. Reed has been duly installed pastor of the first Presbyterian church of Helena. * Deputy U. S. Marshal James W. Hathaway has gone to Bismarck to sell the steamer Peninah. Work on the Utah & Northern railroad is to be continued briskly in the direc,tion of Deer Lodge. The Montana Educational Association will hold its first annual meeting at Deer Lodge December, 19, 20 and 21. The Alice company pay taxes to the amount of $9,944, which is about .ne-tenth the total taeition of Silfver Bow :r The calico ball at White Sulphur Springs, last week, was a big success. The Hlusband man's editor goes into ecstacies over it. So far Butte, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow and Glendale are the only places in the Territory where the small pox has found a foothold. The Independent reports that a boy of fifteen and a girl of thirteen were recently married'on the Western border of Montana. Butte's new school house will be torn down and built over aenin. Meanwhile the young idea will be taught to shoot at Caplice Hall. Sergeant Stewart, of Fort Assinaboin, who was frozen so badly recently while on escort duty with the paymaster, has died of his in juries. Six hundred men passed through Bismarck recently en route to Montana to work on the Northern Pacific railroad. It is proposed to maintain the work all along the line this winter. The New Northw..t is now firmly of the opinion that the main line of the Northern Pacific railroad will be butlt by way of Deer Lodge valley. It concedes to Helena only a siding or branch. Surveyor General Harris has been working like a nailer since his arrival at Helena, and is now almost caught up with the pressing demands of his office. Mr. Harris promises to make an excellent officer. There are more Swedes and Norwegians employed on the grade of the Northern Pa cific than any other nationality. Many of them will locate along the line in due season and they wiil make goody citizens. The Bozeman merchants are .running to large display ads., the Courier having two or three almost full page proclamations of this character. It speaks volumes in favor of the enterprise of Bozeman and her dealers. Mrs. Yates, a resident of (Gallatin Valley, not yet sixty-seven years of age, is mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to 170 persons. She has three married' grand chil dren in the valley, one of,·whom has three children. In justice to the subject it is ad mitted tht none of them gt away.-Avant Courier. We are inforned that the Northern Pacific railroad company recently oered P. W. McAdow $30,000 for his section of land and improvements at olison. The offer was respectfully declined, hichi shows that Bud has unlimited faith in his location and the outcome of the Yellowatone country. A4iant "Courier. The recent order of th postoffice depart menit directing the disconinuance of the ex pedited mail service. betwee Helena and Missoulahas been rescind eand the service will remnain asit is.. The department is prob ably coming to its senses again, and while in .this mood we hope it will pay a little heed to the extra seryice and offices needed in Cho teau county. The Inter-Mountain says a re-survey of the Pipestone Pass has been ordered by the N. P. railroad company with the ultimate view of adopting that route instead of that by way of Helena and the proposed hole in the mountains. The Helena papers deny that any such order has been issued from headquarters. The Butte water works are nearing com completion, and at a recent meeting of the company the following charges were agreed upon. For livery stables, $30 a month ; ho tels, $20 a month ; saloons, $6 to $12 a month ; business houses, $1 to $1.50 a month ; the rates for private residences are not yet established.' It.can not be said that these charges are exorbitant. "Sorrel Mike," Montana's famous flyer, was taken east this fall by his owner, and under the name of "Sorry George" has been astonishing the natives of Missouri and other other States. At Kansas City he made a clean sweep, beating the best runners in that section. "Premium," another Montana horse, has been cleaning up everything in Oregon. Our Montana horses are no slouches, it must be understood. Messrs. F. B. Austin and McKenly furn ishes the following report of grain threshed by them in the Gallatin valley, to the Avant Courier : Oats, 50,689 bushels; wheat, 10, 997 bushels ; barley, 273 bushels, total 61, 957 bushels. The thresher that "knocked out" this vast amount of grain was run but forty-seven days. The largest amount threshed in one day was 2,800 bushels. Mr. Dexter, it is your turn next; come along with your promised report. The Independent of the 2nd inst. exhibted no small amount of gratification because in its case against the Territory for the balance due for printing the codified statute, that paper came out first best, Judge Wade de ciding they were entitled to the full amount under the printing law withut any reference to the sum approiated for that purpose by the Legislature. By this decision the Indepen dent folks are $1,828.78 richer than they were before the honorable court pronounced his decision. A Grand Ball at' Fort Assinaboln. FORT ASSINABOIN, Dec. 2, 1881. To the River Press: A grand ball Was given, December lt, by the citizen employees at Fort Assinaboin, which in splendor was the b est ball ever giv en in this section of the country. The hall, a new 80x40 brick building, was handsomely decorated. The walls were covered with flags and other martial emblems; pictures, gracefully entwined with wreaths, were sus pended from them, the most prominent that of our immortal President Garfield. On the ceiling were garlands of fresh cedar and pine, with artifici:il fl vwers ti !ily arranged, and festoons of every ~ti a.. dde.cription. Handsome chandeliers with fine glass prisms furnished the light, and the whole presented a very brilliant appearance. The music was supplied by our famous 18th Infantry band. Ambulances were bringing the first ladies about 8:45, and the last arrived at about 9 o'clock. All the ladies of the post attended, some of them in very costly attire-white silk with a generous amount of fancy lace, etc., was the favorite dress among others. Dancing started at 9:15 with the grand march and quadrille. There must have been at least forty couples on the floor, and as I lay back observing the throng of dancers I regretted very much that I was not able to make one of the party. I noticed the boys beaming with joy when "swing your part ners," etc. The next was a waltz. As soon as the announcement was made by Mr. Allen, the floor manager, you could have seen a, rush, and in less than two minutes thirty seven couples were ready to show us how to trip the light fantastic. It gave some of the boys a rather hard game,, but after working their courage up to a proper pitch they man aged to get through with it, promising, how ever, never to tackle it again. Dancing was kept up until the call for supper came, at 12:30, when the different couples formed and marched into the dining hall. The hall was rather small, 'and three different tables had to be set The cuisine was choice, and everybody pronounced. it excellent. There were all kinds of soups, fowl, .ham, roasted` pig, mutton, beef, all kinds of sauce and of the very best quality; the very choicest fruit cakes made in pyramid shape, all' frosted in different fancy designs, such as ngels with wings spread, birds, etc. There were, I thought, about a ton of apples and other. fruits, - jams and jellies sufficient to start a first-class retail store with; different wines champagne, St. Julien, Rhine wine; ice creIams; strawberry, vanilla and other len onades. I am informed that the supper was gotten up at an expense of oer `$300, `n& not too much can be-said in praise. ip per lasted about two hours, and during this Ssic. After supper the dance started again, with Strauss' Blue Danube, and dancing was kept up until 5 o'clock. Everybody was highly pleased and pronounced the ball a .grand success, and after shaking hands all around the ladies were conducted home in ambulances, and so ended one of the greatest balls that I ever attended. A great deal of credit is due to Capt. Hoyt, Post Q. M., for assisting the boys a good deal in the decoration of the hall, givihg ambulances, etc. Also, to Mr. Miller, mus ter of transportation, and to the different committees ; the latter gentlemen worked faithfully for over a week to get this thing up. F. S. Sun River Notes; SUN FIVER, M. T., Dec. 4. To the River Press: There is nothing of startling interest here except, perhaps, the ghostly visions of our genial friend J. P. Slocum. Johnny is a bravado ; he is also a spiritualist, but some what afraid of ghosts. He says he has been repeatedly interrupted of late by untimely knocking, as if some one was driving nails in the adjoining room. It must be under stood, of course, that this always happened at night when Johnny was slumbering or trying to sleep. Joshua Buzz adds some light to the mystery by telling his experience selling nails at the dead hour of night to some ungoainly figure not unlike a man. Then Isaiah Thumbscrew relates his experience while returning from Benton after attending the stock grower's meeting. He told how some strange beings followed the coach, ran races with Billy Rowe's horses and always came out ahead. But enough about ghosts. Mr. J. P. Dyas,, the school clerk for Sun River district, has just completed the school census and has 249 names enrolled. Myron S. Brown's teams have gone north, loaded with grain for 1. G. Baker & Co., for Fort McLeod. O. G. Cooper's train passed through town to-day, loaded with flour for New Agency, under contrrct of T. C. Power & Bro. Myers, Main & Dennis started their drove of nine hundred head of beef cattle to Mc Leod on the Ist inst. Nate Bell has sold his feed stables. Con sideration $3,000. [Ed. Carruthers is the buyer. Steell & (Jo. have devided their business intol- a rameuts folo w ::. :Lea.der Hull. and Richard McLrunghlin Miller are clerks of the drygoods and grocery departments. Abr ham Keely, drug department. J. H, White is boss of the holidays goods. The junior member attends the. office and the business generally. The senior boss has pnr chased a fine team and gone to the country rusticating. Yours, &c., SNOOKS. A Little Budget From Barker. To the River Press: Hoping a few items from the camp will not be amiss I concluded to send you a few. A very serious accident happened to a good man here lately, Jersey Moran. He had a very narrow escape from death. A bucket became detached from the rope as it was as cending the shaft loaded with ore and it struck him a glancing blow on the forehead. For some hours he lay in an insensible con dition, but afterwards rallied and is now get ting along nicely. Jersey is a foreman on the Barker mine, and has the sincere sympathy of the whole community. The smelter has at last adjusted her belts and is crushing ore nicely. I see by your last issue that you propose to pay a visit to us soon. That is right. The camp must be seen to be appreciated. When you come don't fail to call at our cabin and we will treat you in old-fashioned miner style [The invitation is accepted, Mr. Reliable. You may expect us to drop in on you soon, see that the latch string is on the outside Ed. RiVea PRESS ] In your notice of Mr. iradiey's report on the camp I observe quite a serious mistake. The leads he makes favorable mention of- the Homestake, Queen of the Hills, Hills dale and others-we wish to have it distinct ly understood are not in the Belt Park Dis trict, but are in the Montana District. This correction should be made in justice to us and the public. As valuable leads as they are should be properly located. We were glad to hear of the action taken with regard to the road to Benton. As you say:it should have been taken long ago, but it is much better now than never. Mr. Sutheriin, the gentlemanly editor o the Busbandrman, was amongous recently and secured a large= addition to his list of sub scribers. He assures us that the road to White Sulphur Springs will be built as soon as practicable in the spring, and we are all anxious that it shaultd be. Yours Respectfully, RELIBLE.. J - Kennedy, of the Main Street Meat t,'has always on hand a full supply of Oysters, for sale by the single can or U largerquantities. ; tf.