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THE RIVER PRESS :
Wednesday, January 25, 1882. JERRY COLLINS. - - - - - - - EDITOR WE publish to-day an interview with Mr. T. C. Power chiefly in reference to the im provement of the Missouri river, a subject I of vital importance to Montana and more 1 particularly to Benton-and surrounding Coun try. Some action should be taken at once to impress upon Delegate Maginnis the necessi ty of working for a liberal appropriation'for the Upper Missouri. The initial steps in the 1 movement should be taken at Benton and we hope our people will be equal to the emergency. If there is one spark of life re maining in the Benton Board of 'Trade a meeting should be called at once to inaugu rate a movement in favor of an appropria tion for the upper river. If the Board of Trade is beyond all hope of resurrection let a. meeting of the citizens be called for this pur pose. The matter is of too great importance to neglect. Helena and other towns of the Territory should do likewise as they are in terested as well as Benton in the matter of cheap freight rates. THE report of the Guiteau trial will make a volume of 2.000 pages. IT is reported that the Uuiteau case will get to the jury next Monday. THE Barker boom will' soon be due. Everybody is anticipating a prosperous sea son at the camp. THERE are 463 "suspects" in the prisons of Ireland. Their only crime is a love of the land of their birth. JUDOE HUNT will be e r. ed from the su preme bench owing to inability to discharge his duties by reason of age and disease. Jaiis F. WILSON has been elected Sena tor from Iowa for the long term, beginning March 4tih 1882. J. W. McDill will serve the short term THE stock interests of Choteau county will advance rapidly this season. We under- I stand there will be'quite an accession to the number of cattle kings. NINETY men were hung "according to law" I in the United States during the past-year. In I addition to this number Judge Lynch can claim a good many victims. GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON SMITH is lia-* ble to return to Montana some of these days with a commission in his pocket. Blow would Governior Smith sound ? A THOUSaJD or more immigrants from Europe have already arrived this year. They t are starting early, and it is probable the ag- t gregate for the year will be greater than ever before. ] THE Moorhead (Minn )' Daily Argonant, a neat and interesting publication, has found its way to our table. The towns of the New Northwest beat the world for newspaper en- i terprise. t SEVEIRAL MOntanians are hanging around Washington, button holing Senators and Representatives in the hope of getting an office. It is exceedingly doubtful whether a single one of them will succeed. i EVERY few days the report goes out that the star routes are to be prosecuted, but it is not probable that anything of the kind will be done. At least the big thieves will not be molested by the "'strong arm of law." DEbApWOOD is taking an active part in fa vor of the division of Dakota and the ad mission of the southern half as a State. A delegation of fifty Deadwoodians are at Washington urging the project. Doubtless Deadwood wants the capital. MAJOa J. W. WALKER's boom for Gover nor has gone glimmering. That story about his $400 board bill, which reached Washing ton before the valiant Major did, has effect ually squelched his hope. An hundred Billy Mahones, with as many Riddlebergers thrown in, couldn't pull him through . THE Washington correspondent of the Inater .Aountrain says Maginnis is one of the prolific members-in bills-and gives the fol lowng resume 6 these Ind ...ed by our Delegate: "*1e 1keps a sharp eye foiotthe in terests'of*f ae'~F bs constituents at least. He has introduced a bill to pay Paul McJor mick for loese iactrred by reason of ~chtlge madeby the offeers of the Unaited States as to the place dl.4 @k ..g te w after the Scontract was made .This caIs for $1,000. ! U". . "°for the l.f tbeir rernul .-- ,~ . tives, $1,085, in payment of the'draft on the I United States Treasury, issued by Thomas u Francis Meagher, as Secretary of Montana, i which draft is now in the possession of said E Dahler. Also a bill to accept and ratify the t agreement submitted by the Crow Indians in t Montana, for the sale of a portion of their reservation An said Territory, and for other purposes, and to make the necessary appro priations for carrying out the same. Alse a bill to restore Fort Benton military reserva tion to the public domain," RAILROAD MONOPOLY. From what we can gather from our Terri torial exchanges it seems to be established as a fact that the Northern Pacific and Utah & Northern railroad companies hive come to an agreement by the terms of which they parcel out the Territory between them and pool the profits accruing. The arrangement is, ws believe, - substantially as follows: (1) The N. P. will withdraw its projected branch to Butte; (2) the U. & N. will ex tend its branch from Silver Bow to the mouth of Little Blackfoot and stop; (3) the U. & N. will extend its trunk line from Dil Ion north to the Three Forks and stop; (4) the U. & N. to supply the N. P, this year with 20,000 tons of rails to be delivered at Little Blackfoot and Three ,Forks. By this nice little arrangement the Utah & Northern will control the Bntte traffic and that of the West Side, while the Northern Pacific will have the Helena business and that of the East Side. The terms as to the proper divis ion of the profi a of course have been agreed upon. It can be readily seen that this plan gives these roads a monopoly in their re spective territories and will allow them to charge whatever rates they see fit. The suf fering public can have no redress --except to come to Benton and get cheap goods, deliv ed by river, God's higTway, on which pools and combinations are unknown. In discus sing the subject the Neb .Northwest says : This simply means districting off the Ter ritory, and giving t:. each company a nmonop oly of bisiness, with rates to suit itself in the district it traverses. To break this requires the construction of a new road or roads, whereas if competitive roads were built andP a pool then made, we could reasouably antic ipate a break of the pool sometime. To Butte, and Helena especially, this combina tion is a disaster. Butte will have but one route to ship machinery and supplies. Hel ena will have no inside margins on rates and with but one road thereto Benton will have great commercial advantage in supply ing the rapidly developing north. This impending danger shows clearly the advantage. Benton enjoys by its location at the head of navigation on the Missouri river, The river will be a perpetual check to rail road monopoly, and will enable our mer chants at all time to undersell those of all other towns in the Territory. It will insure to Benton the trade of Northern Montana, rapidly developing, and render it beyond doubt the commercial metropolis of the Northwest. While Helena, Butte, Deer Lodge and the West Side generally are agi tated over this question, Benton looks upon the majestic stream that flows by her and is as serene as you please. 'Rah for the Big Muddy ! NO RBAOE DISTINOTION. The Heratld unites with the RivEr PREsS in its demand for equal and exact justice to the negro as far as school privileges are con cerned, as will be seen by the following edi torial from a: turday's issue: Elsewhere in this Territory no objection that we have ever heard of has interposed to prevent the attendance of children of colored parentage at the public schools. ID this city alone, for the past several years, have the school authorities felt it incumbent upon them to yield to the prejudice of the few who have demanded the exclusion from our public schools ot colored pupils and their separate instruction. Now that sickness has taken three of the five colored children from the "'race" school, it. is proposed to deny the other two instruction except as it can be found convenieht for their teacher-who has had part of the pupils sent to her from one of the regular schools-to attend to them at some irregular and uncertain hour of the day. We submit now, in all soberness, that the time .sk come for prejudlce to be relegated to the rear, and the two or three, or what ever number of colored pupils there may be, admitted to the schoolrooms of the whites. The otrjectldus raised will be scattering and will disappear altogether in a day, or a week at most. ~ lena is on a line about 86.de grees notq; it is a Republican city; it has a rRepublican School Board. Here, if any Swhere in our broad Territory, should be a toprant, enlightened and civilized spirit. If the sense of this people is sought on the ques of permtting two or three poor little colored - girls and boys to ~oter our school rooms to , be tauRghtrwith children of our own or any other race, there would be few indeed to say e. 'T~h spirit of prejudice has held sway Slong enbug.: Let thb spirit of fairness, of Sjustice jibw pevrsil. We do not believe politics should enter into -the question. Here in Benton the Trustees 8 Boa is composed o three Democrats. It is not a ct9Ea Iue~:,it Fi. orta nth endment to the constitution determined itbht matter years . ;.We are not of those S bie that thenro ao s any deep the Republlt 18"4b86 and journals , eome to, p distribptlon Z.r. iihe d racles of -ht4,ZpdTcipl8 right and justice, and Republican's can claim no special credit for it. Put the question at issue has been determined by the constitution, and it is fully time that the letter and spirit of that document were acknowledged in Mon tana. A RAILROAD TO THE NATIONAL PARK. A St. Paul special dispatch to the Chicago Times, dated Jan. 16, gives the following im portant bit of information : Six prominent capitalists of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including Senator Windom and J. B, Uiifillan, of Minneapolis, O. H. Bly, of Bismnarck, and Mr. Hobart, of the North ern Pacific, have agreed with the Northern Pacific to build a railroad-standard guage from the point on the Northern Pacific near est the Park, to the geysers and National Yellowstone Park, or to speak more definite ly, 40 miles of road outside of the Govern ment Park reservation and forty miles with in it, the cost to be twenty thousand dollars per mile, and allowing for contingencies nearly tWo millions, ana sixty thousand dol lars to be put up by the six as assurance of good faith, and the Northern Pacific will then furnish the money to build and equip the road, taking a mortgage as security. The six men will build a large hotel, being as sured by the Government of the monopoly therein. A large influx of summer visitors is expected annually. It is not unlikely that the statement is founded on fact. The time can not be far in the future when the great National Park will be.the first in favor as a summer resort in the United States, outranking all resorts in the East. It is only in the last two pr three years that tourists could enter the Park in perfect safety, and the difficulty of reach ing it has been so great that but comparative ly few have ventured. But with a railroad entering the very heart of the geyser country there will be a thousand visitors during the season for every one under existing circum stances. If the gentlemen above mentioned can secure a monopoly of the hotel business within the confines of the Park, and pro cure the construction of a railroad to the same, they are, without doubt, on the royal road to fortune. We think, however, it would be a grevious wrong on the part of the Government to give any persons, or company, such an exclusive privilege, as they could, and being mortals, would, charge exorbitant rates and in other ways render it unpleasant for the tourists. The fact that the annual number of visitors to Niagara Falls is on the decline can be at tributed to the inordinate greed of the resi dents in business, who seem to think that they live for no other purpose than to "bleed" tourists. This status of affairs should not obtain in Wonderland, but it will unmistakably if this company, or any other, secures a mojopgly of the leading business. CHICAGO WEEKLY NEWS FREE To Every Subscriber of the RIVER PRESS. All subscribers of the RIVER PRESS who are in ar rears and who will pay up in full for the first year, and in advance for the second, will be presented with one year's nsubscription to the CHICAGO WEEKLY NEWS, Free. 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Every accommodation for man and beast may be found at this place, Partie'4 should make it a point to maie this place the fire day, as the drive either way from here is one easily D. McCORD, Prop. FOUND. One Bay Mare, bald face, two white fore legs. left hind leg white, hoof off left fore leg, no brands. The owner can have the same on proving property and paying charges. JACK BROWN, Fort Assinniboine, M. T. PATENTS! 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 tblrty"Yfve years experience. Patents obtained through us are noticed in the Sce ENTIoIC AxERICAN. This large and splendid illustra ted weekly paper, $8.20 a year, shows the peogress of Science, is very interesting, and has an enormous cir culation. Address MUNN a CO. Patent Solicitors, Publishersof Scientific American, 31 Park Row, New York. Hand book about Patents sent free. BENTON SALOON! DANIEL KELLY, Lessee. The underseigned'has leased this well'known business place from J. C. Ward, and will keep on hand the best brands of Wines, Liquors& Cigars And bespeaks from the ;people of Benton a continu ation of the liberal patronage heretofore ex tended to "Dixie." No pains will be spared in serving the public. DANIEL KIELLY. Main Street. opposite Kennedy's Hall. Pirst National OF Fort Benton. 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, Gold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities. Keep current accounts with merchants, stockmen freighters and others subject to sight drafts. Will pay special attention to collections, and al other business entrusted to our care. Will pay interest on time deposits, and discount notes or bankable paper. Will make advances to merchants, stock dealers and others, as are suited to their requirements. Will give freight ates on wool to all Eastern cities, and make iberal advanceson same at a low rate of interest. 8. T. H..USER T. C. POWER W. G, CONRAD, Directors. JOS. S. HILL, JNO. HUNSBERGER i R. A. LUKE, J RIENICKE HOUSE, 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 kept in first-class style, and has the very best of ac (cnmmodations for travelers on the road. 1. G. BAKER, St. Louis, Mo. W. G. CONRAD, FORT BENTON. C. E. CONRAD, FORT MACLEOD. I. G, BAKER & CO. FORT BENTON, M. T. BANKERS, FREIGHTERS, INDIAN TRADERS STEAMBOAT OWNERS. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GENERAL MERCHANDISE, We are in receipt of a Larger Stock of Assorted Merchan dise than any other House in Montana. and offer Special Inducements to Cash Buyers. WILL PAY THE HICHEST RATES FOR ROBES AND FURS PROPRIETORS OF BAKER & CO.'S BONDED LINE, FROM EASTERN CANADA TO THE N. W. TERRITORY. Will Contract Freight from all Eastern Cities in Canada and the United States to all points in Montana and the Northwest, WILL INSURE COODS via MISSOURI RIVER. Eastern Office, No. 219 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO,, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in GroceriesWies Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Toacco, Shelf Hlardare, Sheep Tobacco, Woos '8aks and Twine, Tents and Wagon Covers Stockmen's, Miners, Freig ers' and Farmers' utpplies, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes HIats, Caps and Furniture. We keep constantly on hand large and complete lines of the above named goods, and carly all~kindb of Furuishbi G~ip ds fp the Farmer, Freighter and Miner. F suwlilB wi do ~lloicalU aid .tiamine our goods and obtain o " , oitfr wpi efarepaitss1 ' elsewhere. We also do a General Btorage and Commission business. Consignments • solicited ind shipped. We EPay thi Wighest Market Rates for ROBES, BEEF ~XJDES AND PELTRIES. We control si df.the IXt~ar$gt Mercantile Houses in the Tertitory, shd our shipments are so eitensIve that we can give buyers fi~r better ratee on atl classes of merchandise that any other firm in M~ptana.. E£.peciJ stFWetion is given to the Wholesale and Jobbinig trade, and.a '" i' . ef lisp. tion of our eormotis S " " ....stocks will prove . _ -'-.... ... . ~ m m mm . .. :. m .. . ....r . m sm m .,..m m m m ~ ;.:: m m.I.