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Vol lL Benton, Montana, Wednesday, March 22, 1882. No,22. 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. Conveyeneilng a Specialty. Office at County Clerk's Office, Court House building. W B. SETTLE, Attorilo a.d Colse1or at Law, BENTON, MONTANA. Will practice in all courts of the Territcry: buy, sell and convey real estate, mining and t. wn property. Collections of all kinds promptly attended to. UN(Office in brick building opposite Court House. MAX WATERMAN. H. G. McINTIRE. WATERMAN & McINTIRE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, FT. BENTON, MIONTAlN A. Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. Spe cial attention given to criminal practice. H. P. ROLFE, ATTORNEY and OU1 ELOR AT LAW (Associated with Sanders & Cullen.) U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyer. Ten year's experience in government surveN Vg. The best instruments used. Coilections, in urance, mining,, homestead and all land claims attended to J. A. KANOUSE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, t FORT BENTON, MONTANA. NOTARY PUBLIC AND JUSTICE of the PEACE, Main St., bet. Baker and St John, ARTHUR G. HATCH. Attorney at Law -AND NOTARY PUBLIC. WHIT SUjLPUR SPRINGS, : : M. T. "'ispecial attention given to collections, JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, ARCHITEOT -AND Uilted States Dep.dineral Surveyor BENTON, PIONTANA. DR. WILLIAM TURNER, SR. Physician & Surgeon, FORT BENTON,3 M. T. Office at Will E. Turnfr's Drug Store. i1-tf FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AGENCY. First-Class Comnpanies, possessing assets of FOUR TEEN MILLION DOLLARS. Represented by H. P.ROLFE. GIeo. P. Reeves & Co. YWatchmakers1 iewelIts, -ANn Manufacturers of All Descriptions of Jewelry. And Imaporters of Fine Jewelry. Dia monds, S!!ver Wasre, Watches and watch lyloveuefltU, HBLENA, MONTANA. A Four Ounce Silver Stem-Winding Watch for $18. -OF NORTHERN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business. Keep current accounts with merchants, stock mer 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 State.. WE WILL (GIVE SPECIAL ATfIETIOI 'TO TII ItU~iiESS OF EOKTIEUI AI CEIThAL I4ITAIA. And will make such loans to stock men and farmers as are suited to their requirement'. Local Becurities a Specialty. Collections and all other business entrusted to ma wil receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINS, OtTER de CO. FRoNT STREET, FoRT BxR~oN, 31.'T. THE RIVER PRESS. Terms..........................$5.00 per Year COLLINS & STEVENS, Pub1lisherus. 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 a be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in these columns t at the rate of fifteen cents per line from transient and e ten cents per line from regular advertisers. RATES OF ADVERTISIlN: One Column, 1 year...............................$175 I .l 6 months........... ................ 100 4 3 " ......................... . 75 Half Column, 1 year.............................. 100 6 8 months ......... ....... ....... 75 . " ........ .. 40 Onei-Third Column, 1 year....................... 80 69 6 months ................. 45 49 8 months .................. 0 Quarter Column, 1 year........................... 75 "` 6 months ... ........... ....... 40 3 months ....................... 30 Three inches, 1 year .............................. 50 1 " 6 months........................... 30 3 morths........................... V5 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year................ 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST. Winnepeg had a $100,000 fire on Monday of last week. The passage of the Crow treaty now pend ing will add to the public domain 6,000 square miles of line country. The Moorhead Daily Argonaut has been merged into a stock company and the name of the paper changed into the the Daily Ntews. There are seventy weeklies and five daily newspapers published in southern Dakota. North Dakota has five dailies distributed ev enlr over the Territory. Four of the five in southern Dakota are in the Black Hills, and within a radius of four miles. The acting Governor of Dakota has par doned Martin L. Couk, of Deadwood, who was convicted on circumstantial evidence of the murder of Mrs. Callison in 1879, The principal witness has since admitted that she swore to a lie because she had a spite against Couk, and thus secured his conviction. WINNIPEG, March 7.-The blizzard of Saturday left disaster in its train. At Mead. ow Lea, thirty miles west of Winuepeg, a house belonging to John Taylor was buried down, and his wite and three daughters were trozen to death. The body of one daughter has not been recovered yet. Miss Reed, of Winnipeg, who was on a visit to Taylor's, kept close to the fire, and was rescued with her hands and feet somewhat frozen. J. '. BlroWn piichased a fihck of 2,500 sheep last fall for something over $5,000, and kept them about the forks of the Owyhee. He recently returned here from California and yesterday received a letter stating that not over forty head of the sheep had sur vived the winter. The snow where they ranged was quite deep, and they dicd of bunger and cold. For seven years past sheep have done well in that locality running at large, but this year the snow was too deep for them.-Silver State. A correspondent of the Cheyenne LeaZer says of Leadville : A drive about the town shows many reminders of the fact that Lead ville's palmy days have gone by. On some streets store after store lies vacant, and off the principal street the marks of the receding Sfever are apparent. There are a few fine buildings. Notably *so, are two public schools, built of brick and stone, and large Sand ornamental. There are several fine business blocks and churches, but on the whole there is a very transcient air about the town. This of course will be outgrown as -the mining camp gives way to the business I town ; but it is very evident that the mining camp has done more than the town will ever -experien ce. A Deadwood correspondent of the Fioneer Prea8 says superintendent McMeater, of the fHomeutake Mining Company, was asked to resign. It seems that the shrewd superin tendent, who came to Deadwood five years Sago a poor man, went out of the Hills a couple of weeks ago worth half a million, and wo-day owns what is worth more than all the mines on the Homestake belt, the 'water rights. The mines are w~orthless without the ' water. McMaster recognizes tae wisdom of Shakespeare's saying, that "There is a tide in the affairs of every man whic% taken at ii the flood leads t& fortune and to fame." He took advantage of the tide and made his pile. With all the water in the Hills under his con a trol be will soon be able to buy out the mines She wants. rCol. R. M. Newport, general land agent of rthe Northern Pacifi, who returned yester j day from spending several weeks in the East confirms the reports of others, lately return ed from that part of the country, as to the prospects of an extraordlnary movement of athe people into tue New Northwest this sea son. B.e found the interpat in this section of the country widesredand comfmol, and bad to answer personMl uoquirles albto the op iportuuilties there for lvestmebnt of capital and labqr from about everybody b e muet, while hundreds huote'd him out to ask for like information. While Is. NIew York be concluded a contract for the sale of 60,000 6 acres of N. P. Land, in Dakota, to a comp-- c ny composed of E-stern and Minnesota cap- d italists, whose purchase is made with an d obligation to settle and cultivate the land, s which requires a large number of families to be located upon it this season. On his return a to his office, Col. Newport finds that his ob servations of the East are sustained by the a correspondence of the office, which has av- v eraged one hundred letters per day since the a first of the month. These inquiries are from a all parts of our own country, as well as from t Europe, and the extent of the inquiry may 3 be judged by the fact that the two largest a pending sales are, one with *a resident of s Novo Scotia and the other with a resident of Colorado. -Pioneer-Press. r MONTANA MATTERS. r Items of Interest Gleaned from Our Terri torial Exchanges. A gun club has.been organized at Butte. Coulson has six "coons" and two Coles- t tials. t The festive horse thief is numerous at. Coulson. The Mullan tunnel will be lighted by the t electric ray. 1 Postmaster Dickinson, of Missoula, has < been rcappointed. t Madison's debt has been reduced nearly $2 500 the past year. Emigrant fare from Chicago to Miles City has been reduced to $34. It is reported that there are several cases of smnall pox in the Bitter Root valley. Frank N. Seizer, of Colorado, will be chief clerk in the office of Surveyor General Harris. The lawyers had slim picking at the late term of the Helena district court. The docket was a very light one. Montana is getting out of debt rapidly. In nearly all the counties there have been re ductions the past year. It is said that a sale of one of the leading mining properties of Butte` is on the tapie. Wonder if is the Alice ? Helena and Butte are agitated over the forthcoming municipal elections. Both par ties are rallying their cohort. The municipal elections cenr at Helena and Butte on the first Monday of April. The politibl cauldron begins ýboi , The indebtedness of Gallatin County on March 1st, 1882, was $40.565 52, a reduction during the past year of $6,530.20. Charley Adams. an actor of Butte, has lit out leaving various small accounts unbal anced. He is advertised as a boss bilk. The Miles City Journal urges the mer chants of tbat place to unite in the work of locating and building a r'ead to the Maginnis country. Miles City is taking a pious turn. A few of the merchants close their stores on the Sabbath, and this proper practice is expected to become general soon. The Commissioners of Beaverhead county resolved against petty prosecut ions. The only purpose they serve is to fee the ofiees and pile up the expenses of the county. Mr. and Mre. P. D. Kenyon, of Fort Lo gan, met with a great effliction last week in the death of their two little da'ighters, Eva end Nellie, aged rcspectively eight and four yesrs. On last Thursday night Sanford & Evan's saw mill, at Eleven Mile, was burned to the ground. The fire is supposed to have origi nated from sparks from the engine. . Loss $5,000 ; no insurance. Tphe following is the ticket nominated by the Republicans of Helena, t'o be voted for at tbe municipal election : For Mayor, John Kinna; Police Magistrate, Joseph Davis., City Treasurer, J. T. Ward. Mr. Cometock, a capitalist from Chicago, Sarrived in town this week and is very favor Sably impressed with the country. He will locate a sheep ranch near Coulson, and I thinks stron~gly of opening a bank.- Coul, r o'f Post. The Northern Pacific Engineer Depart Sment has dispatched three surveying parties so far. One party iste survey a branch road Sfrom Coulson to Fort Benton; one is to sur Svey a'road to the National Park, and one is t9 complete the main line survey from - Young's Point to the Rocky Mounttins. SYellowwltone JTournaZ. Th. newspapers of Montana, as a whole t are not excelled by those of azgy State or - Territory between the Mississippi and the a Rockies. Clearly printed, short, sharp and - incisive ia o&itorlal and news departments, a and presented to the readers in a most invi r tiog shape, they lead in the developments of .the richest agricultural and mineral country fon the northern half of the continent. The financial statement of Deer Lndge 1 county shows that on the 1st of March, 1881, ,the indebtedness of the county was $69 334, r 68. On March 1st, 1882, this debt was re B duced to $61,619.11, a redaction of $84,621. - 61, of which 28,532 50 was received from a Silver Bow county, as her portion of the in- M debtedness before the division. The net re- ye duction for the year is $6,275 on a levy of seventeen mills. st The Miles City Journal of the 4th inst. ac says in that city a cutting affray '.ccurred vi near the theatre Tuesday night, in which one R of the girls cut a man named Bennett se- ca verely in the arm. She attempted to strike th at his heart, but Bennett threw up his pt arm, thus saving his life. We learn that tb the same woman made a similar attack last ti year in Deadwood, on him. The girl w'ie w known in the Hills as "Big Em." She is a " savage piece of humanity, and, as the th Journal states, carved Bennett quite artisti- d( cally in Dead wood about a year ago. The m recent cutting was simply her annual amuse- m ment with her man. U ** et sIoolk ITEEMS Quite a number of the stock men of Cho teau county were in Benton yesterday in at- tb tendance at the meeting of the Shonkin dis- g, trict association. tip The bands of sheep in Beaverhead county, tr according to the Dillon Tribune, are reported gi to be in better condition than the cattle. The sa late snow storm proved to be especially hard ot on poor cattle, and many of the poorer cat- si tie in many localities will die, as the feed, pi which was scant, has been entirely buried ti under the snow. The Butte Inter-Moustains reports that ' John Saunders, a cattle king of the upper ti Teton, went back to Pennsylvania recently B and married the woman of his choice whom h he had asked to be his'n forty-eight years n ago, and was ingloriously repulaed by the n "old man" because he (Saunders) was poor. ri The young but plucky Pennsylvanian then 0 resolved to go west and to return and claim 0 E his bride when he could size up with the ol1 4 gent's wealth. This winter he counted his it "cattle on a thousand hills" and concluding a he had reached the proper standard of wealth returned to claim the woman who in all these rp years had been true to him. The story is to very romantic, and in point of authenticity v is quite equal to one of Hank Jennings' fish b narratives. M[RETING OF THE SHONKIN ASSOCIATION. i1 The Snonkin District Association met yes. ti terday at the Overland hotel parlor, Presi- * dent Harris in the chair. In the absence of the Secretary, J. M. Boardmanjwas appoint ed tb act instead: On motion it was decided to start on the c bull round up April 5th, and that the repre- i seitatives should be divided into two parties, I which are to meet at John Lepley's, in the r Big Sag, and at James M. Arnoux's, on I Li ighwood. The representation of the party starting t from Lepley's is to be as follows: A. W. r Kingsbury, 3; John Lepley, 2; Mece Bros. 1 & lUain, 2; M. D. Morrow, 2; and Mlilner & t B *ardman, Win. Warehamn, John Green, and 0 Greenlcaf & Co. one each. It The representation of the other party isa to baas tollows : John~ lHari-, Q ; and Sam- c ple Bro., Tingley Bros., Ed. Keaster, G. W. t Frields, II. 0. Lyon, and Win. Morrow one < each. I The stock men of Upper Arrow creek 'were invited to join with tne Lepley party in hunting and separating cattle between the t Judith river and Arrow creek. On motion the association adjourned to 4 meet again in this city the last Saturday in April.______ MINING NOTES. The celebrated Collar lead in the Maiden ylile district has been worked more extenslve Ii than any other in the camp, and it makes a splendid showing. A shaft wus sunk se, enty-two feet and then a cross-cut run, show ing a vein of solid pay ore twenty-one feet wide. This, it is believed, will average $300 to the ton. The lucky owners are John Kem. per (who has half) and Messrs. Snow, Ir vbi4 McPartan and Bessey. Joe. Hamilton, one of the merchants of Maldenville, and John Kemper, who owns half of the celebrated Collar mine, are in thecity. The former tells us that Maiden - illb is lively at thia time, and that already a large number of persons have arrived there Ifrobi the lower country who report the roads -to (ie camp lined. A big boom is expected whin old winter lets go his grip, and the mer ch its are preparing for the emergency by -laying in large stocks of goods. Of course tht~ buy them in Benton, the best market in th Territory. meeting was held at Barker recently by Smi ers interested in the Montana district Ito ,onsider the subject of constructing a roifrom the tatter place to Benton. Dick -H lcy, John O'Brien and Milt Carruthers w we appointed a committee to view and lo Sca the road and sosme fifeen or twenty - m era signed an agreement to put in from th to ten days woi k on the road. Opera Sti a will be commenced as soon as the ,w then will permit and early in the season - tb e will be a good road directly from lien - to o this promising camp. We also expeot - to ilively 'town there within a year and a regular bivinecs and mining boom. The Montana district will come to the front this year. It has generally happened that the most successful mining camps have been the best advertised camps, as, for instance, Lead ville, Deadwood, Tombstone, Bodie, Wood River, Butte, etc. If the people in these camp sat still and never said a word about their mines; if they did not establish news papers to dissseminate news about them; if they did not write about them and talk about them, and tell people what they were and what they expected to be, and generally "blow their own horns," then not one of these camps would be one-quarter as much developed as it is now.' Mines alone will not make a successful mining camp by any means. We all know lots of places where there are good mines, but no "boom has struck them" and no attention is paid to them.-Sc&entUfle Press. "Riverside," Benton's correspondent of the Helena Indeiendent, is writing some good letters for that paper. In a recent ar ticle he touches up the various mining dis tricts tributary to Benton and shows the great benefits our town is to reap from the same,-benefits that have already been felt by our merchants in no small way. In conclu sion he points out a new field for the pros pector and we fully expect his prediction in the premises to be fully verified: Benton being the natural and cheapest sup .ply depot for all that vast region, feels and realizes the wonderful change more sensibly than any other town in the Territory. But Benton must not and will not remain satisfied with only the mines so far discovered. She has other mines tributary to her which can not long remain untouched. The restless prospector is already gazing on the main range of the Rocky mountains (directly west of Benton from 80 to 100 miles) at the head of the Dearborn, Teton, and Marias rivers. Here is a section practically untouched by the prospector. That it is rich in leads there is no doubt, for rich float rock can be found all along its gulches and mountain sides. It would not be surprising if there should be rich placer mines found here. Long ago prospectors made a few ineffectual attempts to prospect for placer mines, but the country was then in the hands of hostile Indians and but little done. Since then, like other moun tain ranges in this vicinity, by common con sent it was given up and no attention paid to it. Here then is the coming new mining see tion of Montana, and once opened it will show results that will astonish some of the older mining camps. The Maginnis mines, says the Bismarck Tribune-, aree -eginnin f> & k." . firm hold on the people at Miles City and other towns in eastern Montana, where they are in a, pos ition to obtain the bottom facts regarding the merits of the new mineral fields. Capt. John W. Smith, of Miles City, now in Bismarck, who has spent much time and some money to ascertain the true state of affairs in the new camp, is.enthusiastic in its praise, and has no hesitancy in recommending his old time friends, whom he would under no con ditiohs wilfully send on a wild goose chase, to go there. From what the Capt. has been able to learn during the winter, he is conti-. dent that the Maginnis region will be the cen tre of an unprecedented gold excitement, the coming season. Parties who have been there from Miles return to the diggings as soon as they get an outfit. This new land of auriferous promise covers an extent of cour try about as large as the Black Hills. The point where the placer and quartz have been discovered is between four and five miles Sfrom Fort Maginuis. The military post and the camp, which is called Maidenville, are divided by a oelt of mountains, passable only by a foot trail. The distance to be traveled Sby wagon from the Fort is thirty miles. The Spresent population ofthe camp isabout 400i I but already stampeders are beginning to go -thire in no small numbers from other camps Sin Montana. There are as yet no large t business firms there, and in Capt. Smith's ) judgment such establishments will be among -the great necessities within a month or two. - The sluicing season lasts only about six to ten weeks; beginning when the spring thaws I set in and ending durlng U14e early siQrALp.er s Under such circumstance it will requiife ('-' i seasons to wash the gravel, which fict in - sures two booming seasonks at least. It is i the placer mines that keep up hurrah times a in a mining camp. Go Way from Home to Hear the Necws. The associated press agent at St. Paul Sheard of Healy's hubbub and sent the follow ing, Which we find in the New York .&sn, to the press. It is quite a novel version of the affair. ST. PAUL, March 6.-Sheriff Healy, of t Chotean County, Montana, with a posse, re Scently went mni a camp of half-breeds on SMilk river, near the Poplar river agency, to collect taxes, lie went at his business with 'commendable energy and succeeded in get -ting $1,000 in cash and robes. Then the Shalf-breeds iuietiy made the Sheriff and his pomse prisoners, and now they don't know what to do with them. The half-breeds are really trespassers on the American soil, as they came south of the line last fall to hunt buffalo. They are known to be largely en gaged in smuggling and selling liquor and ammunition to the Iadians, and it is likely tthey will be invited to get across the line I forthwith.