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THE RIVER PRESS.
Wednesday, February 15, 1882. JERRY COLLINV. - - - - - - - EDITOR THE Mormons must go. GEO. A. ' RITTLE, of Nevada, has been confirmed Governor of Arizona. MAJOR ROCHESTER, the new Paymaster General, is a New Yorker and a Stalwart. CAPT. S. P. FERR1R, 4th Infantry, died at Fort Russell, Wyoming, on the 4th inst. JUDGE WADE has not yet denied the soft impeachment. It is probable that he has Con gressional aspirations. GRANT should now be happy. He has been elected trustee in Rev. Dr. Round-the world Newman's church at New York. POLITICAL virtue is on the increase. A member of the Ohio Legislature actually re fused to accept passes from the railroad com panies. THE Mormons have found a new field for proselyting, among the blacks of Tennessee, a d are prosecuting their work with some success. DELEGATE MAGINNIS is not making much noise in Washington, and his name is rarely 1c,. i in the Congressional Record. Perhaps the Major is instituting a still hunt. THE President is slow about reaching the Montana appointments-and meantime the energetic place hunter is running up a big board and incidental bill at Washington. THE House committee on Territories will report favorably on the bill admitting Wash ington Territory as a State. It is not im probable that two new stars will be added to the old flag by this Congress. THE Boston Globe of the 7th inst. says: "Now that Mrs. Lincoln has been voted $15,000 and a substantial yearly pension, it leaks out that she has $65,000 invested in three and a half per cent. bonds. GEN. MEIGS, Quartermaster-General, and Gen. Brown, Paymaster General, have been put on the retired list. Gen. Rucker succeeds the former, and Major Rochester the latter. Cole. Haller and Lugenbeel are also re tired. A CHICAGO dispatch of the 7thb inst. states that Richard Sykes, a wealthy gentleman of Edgely, Cheshire c'Inty, England, has pur chased 45,000 acres in Northern Dakota and will plant there a large colony of English families. DELEGATE POST, ot Wyoming; has intro duced a bill in the House, making it unlaw ful for any person to kill or destroy elk, an telope, dleer, buffalo or mountain sheep, un der any pretext whatever, texcept for food, and then only when necessary for human subsistence. THE StuliVtau-lfjnu plze ngut engrossed a iood deal of attention last w-ek. The af fair took place at Mississippi city, in the State of the s8mi name, and resulted in a victory for Sullivan after fighting nine rounds. The victor is a boy of but twenty two years and hereafter will take high rank among the brnisers. A SALEM, Oregon, paper declares: "That there are Senators in Congress from Oregon is a fact that has pretty well passed out of memory since nothing has happened in re cent years to recall it." Evidently the Sena tors have not busied themselves in securing appropria ions for the trout streams in the vicinity of Ralem. 1 ACCORDING to the female correspondents at Washington bachelors and widowers are in the ascendant inpublic life and they (the f.c) are terribly indignant thereat. They point out that the President and acting Vice President are widowers with Secretaries Howe and Folger in the same boat, while Congress is full of old batchelors and widow ers. Here is a chance for the handsome women of America to effect a needed re form. A WAsmHINoTo N dispatch of the 7th inst. says the awards for star route service have nearly all been made. A portion of the routes in Kansas, Nebraska and California and all in Louisiana and Texas are the rte maining ones to be disposed of. There were altogether 2.500 awards to be made for which 48,000 bids were received, showing that the average American citizen is inclined to think that a star route contract is a fat take. A formal announcement of the result will soon be made. TaH apportiooment bill agreed upon by the census committee gives the House 120 members, apportioned among the States, ac cording to population, as follows: dAlabe ma, 8; Ark*ansae, 7 galn,1; C0liforni', 5, ware, 1; Flozd 1, ls 1s; lGeorgia10 gain[ 1; Illinois, 21, gain 2; Indiana, 18; Iowa, 11, gain 2; Kansas, 6, ,ain 3; Kentucky 11, gain 1; Loasiana, 6; Maine 4, loss 1; J(3*t gan, i, ,gain 2; Minnesota 4, gain 2; Ali d islpit& 4g rn,1; Mi..ettIl 14, rain 8 pNe 21, gain 1; Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania, 29, gain 1; Rhode Island, 1, loss 1; South Caro - lina, 6, gain 1; Tennessee, 10; Texas, 10, gain 3; Vermont, 2, loss 1; Virginia, 10, gain . 1; West Virginia, 4, gain 1; Wisconsin, 8. The Republican States gain 19 and lose 4; the Democratic States gain 13 and lose 1, making a net Republican gain of 3. I A WASHIN ETON apecial to the New York Graphic, of recent date, contains the follow r ing bit of sensational news concerning the Crow Indians : "The War Department is I informed unofficially from Forts Keogh and Ellis, Montana, that it is quite probable there will be an out break of Crows in the spring. t The Crows ha.ve been friendly to the whites since 1836. . They guided Lewis and Clarke across Montana. They have been broken up and no white man's scalp hangs in any of 5 their lodges. It seems from the narrations a made to the war department by the army of ficers that under an arrangements made with the Crows by the Interior department for the S~orthern Pacific railroad, that corporation is entitled to take ties for its road bed from the Crow reservation. The Crow reserva tion is covered with parties of men, all os r tensibly cutting ties for the railroad, but many of them are prospecting, and it is be lieved by the Crows that they are about to settle there. The Crows already imagine themselves dispossessed of their lands and threaten to exterminate the intruders in the spring." OALL IT OLENDENIN. Mr Louis Heitman informs us that one of the last conversations he had with the late Colonel Clendenin was in reference to uniting the several towns of Barker under one name. He said there could be but one pricipal street in any event, and the proper policy would be to have one town, to include Hughes City, Meagher City and Gold Run. He thought it would be proper to call it Meagher, after one of the early and di: tinguished Governors of Montana, although he said he was not very particular about the name. The belief was expressed that if this course were adopted there would be less local jealously and the town of the future would extend from one end of the gulch to the other. He said he proposed to call a meeting of the miners as soon as convenient anu take the necessary steps to perfect this purpose. In view of the fact that this was almost the last expressed wish of the man who has done more for the camp than anybody else, it has been properly suggested that the step should now be taken, and in honor of him who has just been laid to rest, that the union town be called Clendenin. FARMING. Everything considered we believe there is no more favorable location in America for the farmer than in Choteau county. The valleys are ferile and produce crops of gr.in and vetetablessuch as can be grown no where else outside of Montana; the seasons are universally favorable, crop failures being as yet unknown in this section; and a good market is afforded for all the crops that can be raised here. The indications are that the present season will be a favorable one for the farmers of Choteau county, as there will be a largely increased demand for all the pro ducts of the aoil. The neighboring mining districts will make heavy drafts upon the ranchmen, and unless the crop is largely in excess of last year the supply will fall short of meeting the demand. Tue military posts -Assinaboin, Maginnis and Shaw-will re quiie the u-ual supply of grain, and the im migration of settlers (which many think will belarge) will increase to a great extent the demand for farm products at Benton. These considerations point to the fact that farming can be carried on profitably in Choteau coun ty this season, and they should prompt our ranchmen to till as many acres as their means and circumstances will permit. Farming is no longer an experiment in this section. It is demonstrated that our valleys, and even the bench lands, will grow better crops than can be produced anywhere, and there ought to be a genuine agricultural boom this Ispring. A STBRANGE OOINOIDENCE. Col. Geo. Clendennin, jr., whose death we chronicle to-day, was a member of the mili tary commission that condemned Mrs. Sur ratt to death. It is asserted, upon what authority we do not know, that he was the last of the eleven officers living and that the others, like him, died violent deaths, i. e., killed accidently or in other ways were ta ken off suddenly and unnaturally. We have no authority except common rumor, together with a paragraph that appeared in the papers some time ago, for the statement. If true, it is certainly a most remarkable coonei deuce. Comeeranlg Lleemeos. We are inqforme that County Treasurer W.K Roberts, u o eonplapist of icerteai aptles, basadecid# 4 patfore the collection of licenses from all persons liablie under that pottiin of section 794, of chapter XL, page 1778 of the revised Statutes of 1879 which rea4s lowP : "Rach profes 'inal man, etoefBoprtlClng as such, * * * shall pay a lces ofeef $.I per annuma, }prt vided, that all pasoigtal i sa dr iaw.oy legal 44ieu urwJ~.chre a~q CLea, l 9, be considered a professional man." This D- law has been upon our statute books for 0, many years, but the license has only been in collected from practicing attorneys, and 8. while it may appear to work a hardship up 4; on some, it is doubtless but carrying out the se strict letter of the law. Lawyers as a rule permit their clerks (who are usually notaries) to draw legal documents and make a charge k for them, and frequently a portion of the " conveyancing in an office is turned over to 1e the clerk, to assist him while prosecuting his is studies. It will apply to this class, as well d as county recorders, clerks of court, probate re judges, justices of the peace, notaries public and many others who have been in the habit of drawing legal documents and making Ce charge therefor. A notary public or other P officer is not required to take out a license where he charges only the fee allowed by t law for his certificate.- Independent. f- 4 h THE KULING PASSION. A Montana Stage Driver Who Inherits 'n 30,000, but Will Not R.esagn the Reins. The love of an old Montana stage driver for his calling, says the Independent, is a thing which passeth understanding. It be comes a habit. He may swear off and quit the road with the avowed determination of d never picking up the reins again, but within a few weeks at the farthest he will be found e back at the stage barn, watching his old six horse team come dancing out of their stalls, preparatory to being hitched onto the coach. And as the new driver gives the back of his ºf gloves the last stroke, climbs to his place, ;e and seizes the strings, the restive animals ,o look inquiringly over their shoulders at their ir old driver standing by their stable door, as e much as to say, "Hello, Ike; ho,w does it r come that this duffer, who is better titted for e bull-whacking than stage driving, is driving , us instead of you ?" The old driver under l stands their mute inquiry and as the coach - starts off with a jerk, he bites a corner off 1 his plug of tobacco and walks moodily into e the barn anathematizing things in general, I and that new driver in particular. And in s less than a fortnight he will be back on the a road, swearing to never leave it. That's the way they all feel. They don't a drive for the money there is in it, but be t cause they like it. Once in a while one of them becomes rich (not by saving mone), for he is to free-hearted for that) but it t makes no difference. The passion for dri s ving has, become a part of his nature and he cannot resist it. An instance of the truth of this may be found in the case of Ira Mott, who drives on the route between Helena and i Diamond City. Ira is one of the best and most reliable reinsmen in the mountains, and he loves his occupation, too. Last summer he visited the States, where he inherited the snug little sum of $30,000. He passed some Imonths in the East; but the low altitude, and the long distance between hills (by cour tesy called mountarins in the States) discour aged Ira, and the absence of stage coaches made him lonesome. Palace cars were all I very nice, but there was none of that pleasureable excitement attendant on engi neering a six-horse coach along the edge of a precipice where a swerve of a few nc hes wotuld send the whole outfit to certain de struction on the rocks a couple of hundred feet below. No, there was none of thbt He longed for the green foothills and the pine clad summits of Montana; the exciting dash down the steep mountain sides and the swinging sweep along the valley road. So the irresistible attraction of his chosen call ing drew him backI to the mountain country. And so it happens that a $30,0(00 driver ma nipulatesthe strings on the Diamond City coach line. DISSOLUTION NOICE. The firm of Murphy, Neel & Co., of Fort Benton, Motana. is this day dissolved y inuatual consent, Wm. H. Todd retirine f om said firm, the remaining members, to whom all debts due said firm are payable, assuming all liabilities. JOHN T. MURPIY. SAMUEL NicEL. WILLIAM W. HIGGINS. WILLIAM a. TODD. Fort Benton, M. T., January 23, 1882. The business of the late firm 'ill be continued un der the old name and under the direct management of Mr, Jame* H1, Rice, who is d ly authorized to mike all col ections andyceive all mon.ys due the late firm MURPHY. NiEL & CO. Fort Benton, M. T., January 23, 1882. STRI'tAY ORSE. Taken up by the undersigned, a brown horse about 9 years old, 14 hands high, weight about 750 pounds, no brands that can be seen. The horse is at my ranch on Highwood, where the owner can secure the *ame by paying the necenrary expenses. STEVE J. STONER. TO THE PUBLICo. The under.isned, having bought the dairy business formerly belonging to Mr.John Neubert, hope by close attention to hauiness and the supe ior quality of milk and cream supplied to cuatomer,, to give entire satis faction. Having moved the dairy to Delatras's Ranch i;n town, wewill 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. EITHER & EMBLETON, 88tf Exfelulor Dairy. FOUND. One Bay %ae, ,bald face, two white fore legs. l~eft hind4leg white hoof of left fore leg, no brands. The owner can have the same on proving property and paying charges. JACK BROWN, Fort Aselnalbolne, M. T. RIENICKE HIOUSE, Snn Bivr teareaings. This House . b isiteated on the Helena and Benton oei fjst a nice daysg drive fr~b_ lSnton. makh4.t0 sa ep $aii t~in style, hMA tis the very best of c ommnodaitSid tot· tg·ta s ieothe .oad, All Ye People be Glad At the News Received by GAN 18 REIN, The Largest and Most Extensive Clothing House in Montana. From the Parent House in New York. READ! READ! READ! o- Office of GANS & KLEIN, 42 & 44 Greene Street, New York City, January 28, 1882. Messrs. GANS & KLEIN, Benton, Montana: Gentlemen :--We have just completed and have ready for shipment to our store in BEnton the largest, finest and beEs ýdok of Clothing and Farnishing Goods that we have ever manufaotnred. And our EXPRESS INSTRUCTIONS to you are to close out your present stock even at a sacrifice, for you MUST make room for the goods w.ich will be shipped in a few days. Respectfully yours, GANS & KLEIN. In accordance with the above communication from headquarters we have marked down our entire stock of CLOTH IUN OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, Gents' Furnishing Goods, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, ETC. AT COST! . Call and be convinced. All orders from the country will receive prompt attention. i'REMEMBER. We are selling out AT COST to clear the way and make room for our new spring stock, which will soon arrive. GANS & KLEIN, Fort Benton, M. T, Front 8t., near Benton (Murphy, leel & Co.'s old stand). OI NEW AND FRESH GOODS! Just received and in transit greatly exceed former purchases, in low prices, quality and quantity. T. C. P O WR D g. Will present duriDg the season the finest lines of Stock for the Retail and Jobbing Trade in Ever brought to Benton. It is complete in every department, and close buyers will find it to their interest to give it careful examination. we make a specialty of fancy groceries a 0.i ,r. Ities, as wel' as carry the stapie ,neb fC the wholesale market demanded in the Territory. Our pmchaees this season as the largest ever made for Montana, and are especially neavy in Canned Goods, Fancy Groceries, Cigars and Tobaccos. WAGONS AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS! All the styles of wagons and carriages used in Montana, of the very best make and mate. rials, from the heaviest freight wagon to the light carriage or phaeton. We are the Largest Dealers in the Territory In every variety of FARMING MACHINE OR IMPLEMENT including threshing machines, reapers and mowers, hay rakes, sulky plows, beiam plows, wind mills, and all the tools and machinery used in modern farming, And Can Sell Cheaper Than Any Other House Ladd's Tobacco and Hill's Extra Tobacco Sheep Dii We are making a specialty of sheep dip and recommend the above as the cheapest, safe and most effective. Also other dips, of which sheep men can get what they want cheaper than anywhere else, CENERAL MERCHANDIsE, Consisting of Clothing, boots and shoes, and every article required in the Indian and fur trlade, a large supply of te best grades. The most diversifiled stock in Bentoon., veryjthin a Stockma, Farmer, Miner or Mechanic Wauts, at the Very S We paythe Highest Pride for Uies, Furs and Pelt.ies. T. C. POWER a oBR.