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Vol II. Benton, Montana, Wednesday, February 8, 1882. No. 16. -ON 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 Exchn-.. .o -n the commercial center c of ucw t:.iteeu Mtaites. WE WILL GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL , 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, DI'LH & CO. FRONT STREET, FORT BENTON. M. T. MAX WATERMAN. H. G. McINTIRE. WATERMAN & McINTIRE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, p FT. BENTONY , MONTANA. Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. Spe- 8 cial attention given to criminal practice. 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 I terms reasonable. Conveyencing a Specialty. Office at County Clerk's Office, Court House 1 building. J. A. KANOUSE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, FORT BENTON, MONTANA. NOTARY PUBLIC AND JUSTICE of the PEACE, Main St., bet. Baker and St John, H. P. ROLFE, ATTORNEY and COUN ELOR AT LAW (Associated with Sanders & Callen.) U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyer. Ten year's experience in government surve° i g. .The best instruments used. Collections, in urance, t mining,, homestead and all laud claims attended to W B. SETTLE, Attorne and Connselor at Law, BE TON, MONTANA. Will practice in all courts of the Territory: buy, sell and convey real estate, mining atid t wn property. Collections of all kirs promptly attended to. W"utRftce in brick building opposite Court House. ARTHUR G. HATCH. Attorney at Law -AND NOTARY PUBLIC. t WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, . ! M. T. I.i`fpecial attention given to collections, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE -AND REAL ESTATE AGENCY. First-Class Companies possessine assets of FOUR TEEN MILLION DOLLARS. Represented by H. P.ROLFE. DAVIS & BENNETT. ASSA~YERS Butte, Montana. Samples from a distance attended to immediately and returns made the foil ,wing day. PRICES. Gold, Slver and Lead, - - 83.00 sllver, . " ". - . - * 200 Copper, - . * 3. 00 JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, ARCHITEOT -AND United States Dep.lMineral Seirveyor BENTO. mONl-TANA. Co. M. L-ANNING,! --D3A[rZ IN Watches, Cl keIs,,Jel ST. -j. 'S8lihY, ST-3IHH2!: Fort Bentoni,MI1ontana. Oeneml Re. er of w WIjjaee..r G unn. jPM mia Sewing Mdchins, itnd Ail flls $ w4Wk eiPQ1 in a workmanlike manneo. ORDEIR BT MAIL P1jli if L% THE RIVER PRESS. Terms ........................... $5.00 per Year COLLINS & STEVENS, Publia.ers. AU letters and communication taining matter in tended for publication in tide 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 .............................5175 " 6 months ..................... 100 " 3 " ............................ 75 Half Column, 1 year............................... 100 "" 6 months .......... ............. 75 3" 8 " ................... ..,. 40 One-Third Column, 1 year ................. 80 6 months ................... 45 c" • 3 months .... ........... . 0 Quarter Column, 1 year ......................... 75 .c 6 months ... .................. 40 " 3 months ........... ....... 30 Three inches, 1 year ............................ 50 6 months ........................ 30 " 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. The immigration to Coulson continues at a lively rate. The Supreme court adjourned last Thurs day sine die. The Sisters' hospital at Butte now contains 30 patients. Three or four cases of small pox are re ported at Miles City. A lodge of the A. O. U. W. has been or ganized at Bozeman. The Bridger mining district near Boze man expects a boom this season. Eighty-seven quartz locations were made in Madison county last month. A Butte celestial was "held up" for $60 by a fellow countryman last week. Mrs. C. A. Broadwater arrived in Hele na last week frcm a trip to California. A Northern Pacific surveying party is looking up a route to the National Park. The Deer Lodge Dramatic Club gave an entertainment last week that netted $200. The work of raising funds for the proposed new Baptist church at Helena is progressing favorably. J. H. Moe, of the U. S. Land Offl :e has gone to the States on a visit. He will re turn in May. A fire at New Chicago recently destroyed McPnail's hotel and contents. Loss, $4,000. No insurance. By the death of an uncle in New York the wife of U. C. Thurston, of Butte, falls heir to $10,000 in cash. The Buite water company has contracted to supply Butte with water for the next six months for $1,250. The Bridger district is full of prospectors already and it is expected that some rich strikes will be made. Work on the Buzeman tunnel will begin soon. A portion ot the machinery has been shipped to that point. Cook & Hussey, of Smith River valley, recently sold 200 mutton wethers to Helena parties for $3.75 per head. The usual monotony of things was broken at Virginia City last Monday by a city elec tion for Mayor and Councilmen. An effoit is being made to transfer the control of the National Park to the War De partment. We second the motion. On Friday last Dr. Atchison's residence at Helena was damaged by fire to the extent of $500. The lose is covered by insurance. The Boston & Montana company shipped bullion last mouth of the aggregate value of $23,000, the product of the Gloater mine. For setting fire to a house in Butte a man named Mahan has been held in bonds of -2,000 to await the action of -the Grnd Jury. Lon. Shipley, who had been sentenced to the penitentiary for one year from Lewis & Clarke county for larceny, has been pardoned by the GoverLor. A one-third interest in the Wabash mine at Butte has been purchased by Chas. L. Dah ler, cashier of the First National Bank of that city. Consideration, $20,000. Fifty thousand dollars have been turned over to the heirs of the late John 8. Pember ton, of Deertodge, after paying the ex pense of admiistrution. Charley Miller, of Deer Lodge, held a tar get in lia haqd, while his friend Jim Reynokls shot &t it. The doctor thinks am. putation wil not be necessary. Tle te.aers a if tide og coonty held an Inestlt*seak Deeti ' Le 4 dslt wsel& aeen teen teachers of the young and hopefu idea The Aiieoutias announced the birth of a baby two weeks before the important event occurred, and makes due apologies for its r "enterprise" in the last issue. The Courier states that Col. Norris will be removed from the superintendency of the National Park, and the editor does not pro d pose to shed any tears in consequence. Lewis Clarke and Ed. Stacy, residents of Miles City, have been arrested for stealing a number of horses from the range below the mouth of Tongue river. They are likely to make the trip to Deer Lodge. o During the month of January there were o three deaths at the Insane Asylum at Warm 5 Spring, viz: Philip Hipp, R. H. Williams and Mrs. Paulina Neubert. Two new pa tients were admitted during the month. The small pox scare has just reached Boze man and the papers call on the citizens to go into the vaccination business on a whole s sale scale. The fact that the dreaded disease is reported at Miles City gives rise to the alarm. When Silver Bow county was cut off from Deer Lodge no provision was made for al lowing the new county a representative in the Legislature. An effort will be made by Congressional enactment to give silver Bow r a voice in the next General Assembly. Several of our exchanges have been misled, by an article in the Record on Indian depre dations. The Indians are not in the depreda r ting business very e$tensively this year. As far as is known but two calves have been killed by the reds on the ranges of Choteau county this winter. Major Maginnis telegraphs to S. W. Lang horne and othors on Monday that the Crow Indian treaty is in good shape and progressing finely. The telegram bore the signature of Mr. Maginnis and also that of Mr. Joseph Jorgensen, Member of Con gress from Virginia.--Gallatin News. Information has been received that Tex, a well known contraband horse dealer, has been killed by Vigilantes upon the banks of the Musselshell. They are supposed;to have B been a party which started from Bozeman in pursuit of the before mentioned Tex, he hav 1 ing stolen stock in that vicinity. A rope col lar caused his death. - Yelowstone Journal. l We are informed by Mr. Angeline that the ; uncertainty heretofore existing about the final location of that portion of the Northern a Pacific Railroad between Huntley and Coul - soq has been removed, by the final location of the road on the.south side, and a determi nation to cross the Yellowstone River at Coulson.-- ourier. There is not at present an artesian well within the boundary lines of Montana. r Messrs. Lehman and Wilson, of this city, have determined to purchase machinery for the purpose of testing the question as to whether or not the boring of artesian wells can be made successtul here. These gentle men think, and doubtless with good.cause, Sthat if sufficient water can be obtained in Sthis manner to be useful for irrigation the benefits to be derived therefrom would be Sincalculable. Their machinery will be or Sdered immediately and they expect with the earliest opening of spring to be ready for businese.-.ndependent. SOn the 30th ult. William Busch, proprie tor of a boarding house at the Colorado i smelter, near Butte fired his house, murdered his seven-year-old by and wound up the gala proceedings by killing himself. Several Sboarders asleep in the house at the time (4 o'clock in the morning) narrowly escaped being burned to death and many of them lost their valuables. Domestic troubles led to the terrible deed. Busch formerelv lived at Helena and other points in the Territory where he was well known. He has alwayv been considered cranky. But four werV s before the murder and suicide his wife let him, taking two of the three children, and Sshe had applied to the-District court at Butte Sfor a divorce. A terrible accident occurred at Cot Chest nut's coal mine near Bozeman on Tuesday Sof last week. Two miners named Bill SLangston and John E. smith prepared two btlaste with giant powder, ignited the fuse and retired to a safe distance. A report fol t lowed in due time and believing both blasts had gone off simultaneously they returned to t the mine and just as they reached the face of the drift the second explosion occuree. i Smith, who was in the lead, was struck on the breast with a fragment of coal but was Snot dangerously hurt; Langston was struck on the head and received injuries that will prove fatal. The Courier says the latter is an old mountaineer well known and highly respected, and that Smith has a brother re siding in Choteau county. g The & VszsEBs has been trying to stir t up a Iolitical boom for Commodore T. C. .Powa, waijim It wapts Oiheu4 to 'Congre, ont Chmmatr sis: town OR the propo . ition .--iJanter-MoUndfl a~, .Po.. . . SWe hadn't heard of any such proceeding - " 11wn ..neziofntho LJqwodqre. O On th0 oth * bttndi we are btlmed .i: ~ .: B ".- 'I; lr~'·~. -". + : ' A BOOM FOR BARBER. c It will Oome When the Gen le Spring Time Comes, tl An Old Fashioned Stampede Anticipated. ii -- tl The reports from the Barker District con- a tinue to.,be of the most encouraging charac- p ter and that the camp will have a substantial p boom this year is a fact now fully assured. tj The successful operation of the first smelter s established in the district has sent Barker fi stock way up and caused the mining fever to y lay strong hold upon many new victims. p There are now few persons in Benton who s, are not "quartz kings," or that are not count- ij ing on securing interests, either by purchase d or prospecting, in the spring. But the dis ease is not confined to Benton alone. From nearly all parts of the Territory, and from adjoining Territories, the word is that the prospectors are coming. The indications are plain enough that during the summer there will be a large immigration to Barker b and the adjoining districts, giving to these comparatively new camps a wonderful degree n of prosperity. But at Barker sufficient de- 0 velopment has been made to invite capital and we expect to see during the ensuing year n some important investments made-invest- c ments that will aid to a large extent in ad vancing the material welfare of the district. During the past week a RI. ER PRESS repre sentative has taken occasion to make numer- c ous inquiries among our people as to their I opinion of Barker's prospects the coming sea- ti son and without an exception it was as favor. a able as has been represented above. All are i looking forward to a "boom" and if it does t; not arrive in due season there will be a wide o spread disappointment. We give in sub- v stance what what was said by a few of the gentlemen interviewed. I William Rowe.-"Will there be a boom ? r Well, you can bet on it. Just as soon as the t snow goes off, the mountains from the" Mon- I tana district clear through to Fort Magibnis t will literally swarm with prospectors. Bar- v ker being the oldest camp, with a smelter, i and the most extensive developments, will be I the natural headquarters, and will probably I reap the greatest benefits, To my personal c knowledge several parties from the upper a country will soon start for this mining field. 1 One of these I expect in a day or two. He - is an expert and will bring with him an outfit sting the value of quarts s object be.. i ing not so much to prospect as to make a t thorough examination of the camp. He rep- c resents an abundance of capital, and a favor able report trom him will bring a good share of it to the district. But you may.expect a c great many more of just such expeditions, e as well as the professional prospectors and i hangers-on of new mining camps. They ( will come from every direction, as this is un doubtedly the most promising new mining t field in the Territory, if not in the West." P. H. Hughes-I am not an enthusiast on this subject and am not looking forward to I any big stampede. I have tbe:n among the t mines long enough to know tnati quartz, no a matter how inviting the field, does not create stampedes as placer diggins do, but still I expect a large immigration, and think that r Barker is destined to become an important mining center. The district is rich in miner- t al and I do not see how the prospect for a new camp could be any brighter." Judge Tattan-"I have not visited Barker for some time, but from what I can hear I deem it safe enough to predict a boom for the camp this season. Everybody about Benton seems to have the fever to some extent, and I believe it is general over the Territory. There if a large field for the prospector and as far as 1 know it is the best in the Territory. The leads already developed should make it a good camp even if no further rich discover ies are made." Paris Gibson-"Barker should certainly enjoy a prosperous year. I have been at the camp nearly all winter and feel very much encouraged with the outlook. It is the gen eral opinion among the miners and those who ought to know that there will be a large influx of people from different pauts of the Territory as well as from outside of it. There are certainly good grounds for basing such a belief upon." H. L. Wright.-"You will see one of the biggest stampedes that ever toot place in Montana. It will not be confined to Barker, of course, but will include the Montana, Yogo and Judith districts." W. S. WetzeL-"Since my recent visit to Barker I have been thoroughly convinced that it will be one of the best mining camps m the Territory. It is even now en joying a fair share of prosperity and during the prssent year will make rapid pro'gress." J, D. Weatherwax.-"I judge more of the prospect of the camI p by what I hear than from any persaonal knowled~Se of the facts. All thib miners who have viited the Barker district are loud in their praises of it I -know of hti excetlons to the' rule. When this is the general opinion of men of sper- I lence in mining ]X a iwllfgf to sccept their verdict that Bkere is r.rih ineral field. I I certainly espeatRlhae iMpugration to the camp this year. There is every reason to ex pect it." A great many others were interviewed on the subject and the general opinion is in ac cordance with those given above. We doubt if there is a more promising mineral field in the west. What developments have been made at Barker have greatly enhanced the - rospects of the camp. The leads are im 1 proving as greater depths are reached, and the test made by the smelter is in every re spect satisfactory. In the new districts some r fine prospects have been found and there are yet encouraging opportunities for the pros pector. We understand that two additional smelters will be erected this season and there is no reason to doubt that within a year a dozen iof them could be kept busy. Increasing the Mounted Police. A Toronto dispatch of recent date states on what it deems the best authority, that the Mounted Police force in the Northwest is to r be increased in strength from 300 to 500 men. The Canadian Government deenms the step necessary for the preservation of peace and order among the JIndians in the future. The Congress of the United States should make a r note of this fact, and for the same reason in crease the number of the boya in blue. An Impending Stampedes A gentleman who arrived in Bismarck re - cently en route to the new mineral fields near r Fort Maginnis, states that the discoveries in - that section were attracting a good deal of attention in that part of Missouri from which - he came, as also the reputed rich mines in a the Clark's Fork region, and in other portions a of the country tributary to the Yellowstone valley. e It is confidently believed by those who have taken the pains to inform themselves ? r garding the precious metal resources of a the mountains lying on either side along the Northern Pacific's present extension, that a the greatest gold and silver mines of the age will be unearthed in those regions during the , present season. The silver mines in the Fort e Maginnis country, which were discovered y less than a year ago, if the reports which I come from there can be accepted as reliable, r are strong proofs in substantiation of the be lief of the existence of fabulously rich min e erals in the country designated. it Many of the prospectors in the Black Hills t-. have been dreaming of the unexplored moun a twins and gulches bounding the Northern Pa º- cific railroad, and we feel sanguine that a great stampede will be inaugurated in, the e spring. Miners and prospectors are a class a of people-with peculiar characteristics. If , an idea obtains a foothold among them that d there are undeveloped and undiscovered T quartz or placer grounds in some trackless - wilderness-the more remote anti inhospita g ble the more attractive it will prove-they stampede almost simultaneously from every I point of the compass. The reports, which 0 for years have been in the air, to the effect e that the Sweet Water, the Judith, and other 0 sections in the Yellowstone country, embrac e ed wealth of gold and silver, is now taking a I strong hold upon the cupidity of the old t miners scattered over the Western States and It Territories, and if a grand rush is not made - towards the Yellowstone the coming spring a a great change has come over the average gold seeker and all signs have lost their signifi r cance.-Bismarck I ribune. A Generous Friend. In early days, before John Mackey had any idea of the great wealth that a few years would bring him, one of his best friends was Isaac Heidenbeimer, who was well-known in the West, but who is now a resident of Gal veston, Texas. Heidenheimer often befriend ed him in time of necessity and stood by him when all others failed. A letter received here yesterday by Mrs. Edward Zimmermrn from Mrs. Heidenheimer tells how the two met againatter several-ye~rs. Heidenheimer had not seen Mackey since he became wealthy, but not long ago Mackey learned that he was living in Galveston and telegraphed him to come to New York and meet him. Heiden heimer did so and enj 'yed renewing the old friendship and talking about old times. Al most the first thing Mackey asked him was: "What shall I do for you to show my appre ciation of your friendship ?" "Nothing, answered Heidenhelmer. But Mackey in sisted upon it, and said : "Here is a little present for you," handing him a check for $100,000, "and if you ever care to go into any business scheme, I will lend you half a million dollars with pleasure." Heidenhei mer has become wealthy himself and has no need for the princely gift that Mackey would have him accept; but this incident only goes Sto show how generously the noted million aire wished to reward one who had been a i friend indeed to him in his time of need.- S: .The Board of Directors . f the, Teritorial Sflai Asoiatton for 1882 are: . W. K.aight, r: B.:H. Tatm,~ A. ~rafield, 8. IL Oroues, L. fDCOhurchil, F. PYope T. Wilcox,· W. A. a Obessmsh and A J, Davidue. · . . .1 ! I I III I I I I I