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THE RIVER PRESS.
Wednesday, May 17, 1882. JERRY COLLINK. - . . - . . . EDITOR THE crank mania seems to have broken out in Ireland. A Tix Irish people will not further the in terest of their cause by assasinations. DORSET seems to be wanted in Washing ton, but he maketh not known his where abouts. THE bodies 't Capt. DeLong and ten men of the ill-fated Jeanette have been found by the party in search. A Nzw whisky ring of startling proportions is said to have been brought to light recently and a congressional smelling committee is on the trail of the crooked members. THE Democracy has stormed and captured that supposed-to-be irre-istible Republican citadel, St. Paul. Beer was the issue and the temperance platform went down with a smash. THE Presiaent has signed the Chirese bill and it is now a law of the land. For ten years after next August the Chinese must go-to other countries besides the United States. As there set me to be some trouble as to a hat pal ticular locality the next Delegate should bail from the BIvaR Paess relpect fuily suggests the nomination of T. C. Pow er of the Territory at large. IT is generally accepted that no action will be taken by Congress to cause a lapse of the Northern Pacific land grant. The energy dispiayed by the pre sent company in pushing their road acrosat he conriinent should win them the good opinion of the government. CoL. A. M. W OOLFOLK, of the Indpmn dent, announces in the columns of his paper that he is not a candidate for Delegate to Congress and will put forth no efforts to secure the nomination. In the next breath, however, he avers that the tinder of the nomination by the convention would be an honor duly appreciated, etc. It won't do, Colonel, Time was perhaps when this kind of "taffy" had its effect, but in these degen erate days a man who wants a nomination must get out and rustle for it. LORD FREDERICK CAVENDI8II, the newly appointed Secretary of Ireland, and Under Secretary Burke were assassinated at Dublin last week while walking in one of the parks of the city. The assassins escaped and no clue to their identily has yet been obtained. The officers were stabbed with long Girks and instantly killed and the deed deserves to rank as one of the most fiendish political crimes ever committed. It is meet to say that neither the Land League nor the people give countenance to such a deed and are outspoken in their denunciation and deep re gret at what has taken place. The perpetra tors of the crime are no doubt cranks of the Guiteau order who imagined they were es specially missioned to remove these officers. The ffect will be, as any sane man would have foreseen, to further postpone the re dress of wrongs and injuries that Ireland deserves. THE Drover~s' Joarn*4 recently published its annual report from the ranching region of America and the following synopsis of the same will be of interest to many of our readers :, The outltook for 1western cattle &rowers is exceedingly fi ttering. The gen eral aver&age loss of cattle during the winter was four per cent. asainst n ns per cent. der ing the winter of 1880 and .81. In the chief cattle-growing sections the loss does not ex ceed three per cent. The general condition of cattle is reported twenty per cent, better than at the corresponding time in average years. Grass is rather more forward, espec ialy in the southweet. The clipping season in the more southern states and territories will open no sooner, but the general clipping season will commence earlier, and the south. west shipments this year will exceed last yes r's by fully ten p *r cent. iTexas will sendI ..t lea 't twenty per cent, more. Gratifying progress has been made in the introduction of improve,4 blood, and breeders of finee stock are enj<. 'ring a big boom by reason of the extraordina~ y western demand for bulls. 'i'here is no decr& 'se any where except a few scattering cases of 1o-called blackleg. The calf crop is the larges.' known for years. Considerable interest seems to be manifest- t ed in the approaching contest tor the Ddel gateship and the list of candidates in the I field is already a formidable one. In a re cent inter view with ano ladependent repnrter, ' Mr. S. T. Hasuser, one of the "big guns" of the democracy, gave expression to some views on the question that will set the boys I to thinking at least. Mr. Hauser is assured that Major Maginnis will not be a candidate 1 this time and furthermore that, owing to the 4 advent of so many -immigrants of unknown 1 politics, t he contett is likely to be a close one-requiring the best canc4Wate anid 4he best-efforts of the Democracy to win. As a matter of geogrsjbical justice he tbinks the West silde should have the idext reprsutaSES tive in Cgress and ithef goes oa t imume a~auberof availabte geniss enl 1oir ~b position. He cites W. A. Clark, Samuel Word, 0. W. Stapleton and W. W. Dixon. - of Butte; Joe. A. Browne, Beaverhead; T. L. Napton, A. H. Mitchell, A. E. Mayhew, R Deer Lodge; C. P. Biggins and W. J. Mc Cormick, Missoula. This is his array of a Democratic statesmen. On the Republican side Gov. Potts, W. F. Sanders and James H. Mills are mevtioned as available candida. º tea. Mr. Hauser seems to place his main reliance, however, on W. A. Clark as the Democratlc standard bearer for the reason that he has a good sized "ban" to tap, a btif campaign fund being one of the requisites to success in this contest. The Avant Courier n is not prepared to admit that Eastern Mon y tana should be ignored in the matter of nam ing the next Delegate as the counties east of the Rockies will cut an important part 5 in the election. Neither, it seems, is thet e Y any scarcity of Congressional timber on the n East side as the Courier is enabled to present the following list without going outside of Gallatin county : Democrats-S. W. Liag d horn, Dr. Lamme, Walter Cooper, W. (). P. n Hayes and Thos. R. Edwards; Republicans e -Dr. Burleigh, Paul McCormick, Peter a Koch, J. V. Bogert and Gen. Wiilson. But has not Northern Montana some rights e that the rest of the Territory is bound to re rt spect ? And why, forsooth, should Choteau it county be ignored in the matter of making d up the slate ? This county has never been "recognized" by the political bosse 1, but in figuring up the result they usually count on a rousing majority from this quarter. When e recently Benton claimed the right to name - the next District Attorney her presumption was scuffed at and the Independent took oc cassion to mildly hint that such a surrender 1 of Helena's prerogative could not be tolerat ed. We suppose it would b. quite as fetile for Chateau to present her claims at the Del egate convention but lest it should be imagin. ed that we have no available candilates near the head of navigation on the Missouri we wish to enter the following gentlemen, all residents of Benton, any of whom if selec r ted as Montana's Representative is the balls of Congress would look well and faithfully after her interests : Commodore T. C. Power (his interests in Benton are so extensvie that we can justly claim him as a citizen), W. G. Conrad, Judge J. W. Tattan, Col. J. J. Don nelly and perhaps several others. Cboteau county should present her claims at the con vention and insist on a small share of recog. nition at least. FROM THE SPRINGB TO HELENA. Fort Logan, Diamond and the Missouri Valley. There has been a few changes and im. provements at the White 8ulphur Spuinga since my visit last fall, but hardly so many as I expected to see. However, now tbhat spring has opened building will probably go on inure rapidly. The new county court house, about whicii so much stir has been made lately, is under way and will be push ed to completion. H. &. Potter has been making himself a nice home, about a mile and a half south of the Springs, and was putting in an irrigating ditch, which will cover all of his inclosed laud. Below him Win. T. Ford, one of the pioneer sheep men of Smith river valley, ~ has all the necessary buildings, etc., for car- t rying on his business. His tatuily are livina there at present, but it is Mr. Ford's intention to erzect a residence at the Spriogi this sum. , mer in order to afford his cenduren saiool I a- ti cilities. I did not make a very extensive round of this valky, as I was fortunate in meeting many. of its residents in iown. The people here seem to be getting ahead surely hi thils C world's goods, and not a few' new homes ti are being located throughotit the valley. From the Springs to old Foi t Logau the on 'y change discernable on the road is J. (G. Sarter's new barn, which is a larie and con. 8 venient structure now eitrly finished. At in Fort L igan, however, things are turned , aroand considerably since Judge (Giddis ptr- h chased the town from the Government. The a Judge has moved his stock of goods from the old post traduir's store to the building facing the square and formerly used as com pany quarhers, and has materially iscreased J his stock. His family are no~w occupying the former residence of the commanding officer of the post. A hotel and p.iofi-oce occupies another of the large buildings facing on the square; both are presided over byA Walter Collins, wmo is one ot the most pleas-A ant and accommodating gentleman in Meagher county. Joe Stephens and familyA have forsaken their country home and taken up their residence here, and several oilierA families help to make up the population o1 the town. A school Is under way, 'he teach- a en being Mrs. Mattie gelly, who is a favor- as ite with her scholars, which is saying m.uch for a school teacher, as I recollect my own experience as a school boy. At L~aot I a heard some talk of a new road being openeo from that peint to the Motitan i and B irker mitiing districts, and was informed that a T p otninent stage man had expressed his in ttntion of putting on a line of coaches in the efeut of the project being carried oet. 01 th' praectloabi~ty of the route I know vi zy little, ttt tls who profess to knpow etty that a fair road ~~iibe biut Iron L gan to Bark After led~ihy Lo meu da4 passisg Rtder's store 1111 Iwtqi, *bovt asele fromn th~e fo~mra p a.,4Ie otoole leas oer.* cky. rollieg ' acou1ryA4descend. Iinto Bea gulcb where I found that recent rains and snows had rendered the roads unusually heavy,mak ing it about as much as a team could do to pull a wagon from Watson's to Shoemaker's at the foot of the divide. In Benton gulch I met an old resident of Montana, who, with hise family and worldly effects, was heading for the Maginnis country to permanently lo cate. He was, he informed me, the first man to travel this road, some seventeen years ago, and I understood him to say that he was also the first to take up the White Sulphur Springs, some time before James Brewer lo cated there, If he was he decidedly missed it a long ways by letting go of them. I came very near being stuck at the foot of the Diamond divide, as the road up the grade was fillet with snow and ice, the ruts being at least eighteen inches deep, making it an impossibility for a single horse to pull up it, for, should he walk in the upper rut the wheels would be in six feet of snow in some plfaces, while, should he take the lower rut, t'he upper wheels would rest on the ridge between the tracks, and the lower wheels be hanging over the grade. But by the kind ueas of Cy. Nelson, who came along just then with Marks & Patterson's four-hol ae coach and pulled me up I got safely over. Diamond grows more and more dreary and dilapidated every year, and one does not care to mate a very ex'ended stay there. The King mining company are still wot king on their bed-rock flume in Contedera e gulch, and it is about time they were beginning to realize Iroum it. Superintendent Howell is about putting mtn to work on the quartz leads at the head of Montana gulch, but I did not see muCh prospect of toe work being pu-hed very vig. orou-ly. A few miners are working down Uontederate and on Eldorado bar. The haonmers of the Missouri valley are all getting well fixed, it one may judge from the many impiovt ments about the u.fforejt raunces. My stay iu the valley was a slurit one, as tile was vulua5li an a the season un profitable for newspape: work. Among the inspruvtaents I noticed was a new house in course of erecuon by John No lan ; a new building is being put up at Ctin. ton by W. E. Tierney, the upper fl or of which will be used as a hall and the lower part as a granary-the building is, I be lieve, to be 50x50. John G. Pickering has made some additions to his residence and also put up a granary 2642 ; Wim. Pierce has built a new house for hii bride and has a very nice and 'unvenient little home. The people in Diamond and those of the Missouri valley appear to be much exercised over the recent acattons and decisions on the court house and county seat questions. It &eesm to be the universal opini.n in this sec. iton that a divi5IoU of the county is a ques. ti..n ot not mnore Ihan two or tbree )ears. l'hey think a new co~unty seat will be f.,rm-a ed of their valley and a portion of Je-ffes ans county lying the river, making the Belt range the dividing line on the east, and claim that the residents of that portion oh Jefferson county are with them in the mat ter. I was informed that they intended to make "Division" a main issue of the next election, and believe the people of the Judith will vote (hat way. For all these rca sonn they did not wish to see a $10 000 court tiou.se erected, b r which they a di nave to pay their portion and fauna which, ahould the (ceuliiy be divided, th y will derive no bent-fl' alter a year or two more. As to whet her they will succeed in totir e iforus to divide the cout y '.t (he present timje I do hot care to ventitre a,, opinion, but I hardly thitak the Judith and Barker people will v. te b r a davi..lon. ETEVE. A delicious odor is imparted by Floreston COlogne, which is al ways refreshing no mat ter how freely used. Dr. P. C. Goodrich has returned from the Statre and can again tie found at the UI,'oteau house, prepared ao perform dental work of every kind, where be a ill bec pleased to me. t his ftietund and ta'ror.s. W M. H. TODD, Real Esta~te Agent, OFFERS FOR SAL.E Two Splesdadi is'as.*e s Lots.-with three buildings, on Mtain Streait. xaear I. G. Baker A Co.'s store. Prite ye y reasoniable. A a.-wedl~mac--good house two lot-a, enclosed with neat fence first-cia me property, very cheap. A is. en a I~oc'm.tesh-on tb.Teton, S aniles ot Bdnton, coweriag 503) acres of de-irable i1&nd. A *alas y e*'**rm-three mile" and a hatt fromaBen ton, on ttme Teton t liable land. splcnd d stream of waler, gover me.et titme, 1fi) a rca. A st &ssoess-Beat en and. Helena stage road, giod spring oif water, near ho h the Mtis'our1 and Teton rivers, splendid horse and cat le range. 0650e ais as *s as as ese--on Front Street, bring lug a good rent. Hasas ..8 agnd Ita ide'sace Lastis---i various kicatlonsasud at prices to suit customers. asee Huzagy-double sad single set ot kar-nesu, verr chea1,. Itt i-eb roe go adeb sard -black walnut, withc large g'ae. fine piece of wuril Sasse WA st i19tl-force pamup and hose eomplete It you want to buy or sell Real Bestate go to Win. H. Todd's Beal Etate Aigea c -OfIcee, Front atree,, bet ween Marebhy, Neel A Co 'a and Davideon & Mofflctk Latgd's Maeeep Tobacco. We have the agency for Ladd's celebrated .heep ta'bacce utp and are prepared to fill all rarlers to "fly atm'aint. &eing pacaied io "'-x.'. 2oi' 91 a'nd 50w) pounds, it Is con. '1 venient for pur'chasers to handle. Notwith. Rtanldinlg the adv'unee In the price orf tobacco, cnermnners will find by getting our prices that this tohacechas ac risen In propoation. We make a specilaty of Its sirle r C. Powan&Bo Tremendous CRASH IN PRICES! AT To make room for the immense stock of goods now enroute from the East by the first boats. Be sure and call on the Clothiers of Montana, GANS & E LmINS Upper Front St., Benton, M:T. NEXT DOOR TO BANK NORTHERN MONTANA. HEADQUARTERS FOR Farming Implements, Sheep Men's Supplies, Miner s' Sup plie s, Dry Goods, Groceries. -o Being agents for the celebrated WOOD'S FATIMING MACHINER Y, we have constantly on hand MOWERS, REAPERS AND EXTRAS, ALSO TH.E BEST HAY BAKES IN USE. -0 Wool Sacks, Twine, Sheep D~ip. --0- Garden Seeds, We have now on hand a large and varied assortmenlt of Oardeu Heeds, fresh from the old establiatted house of D. hi. FERRY & CO. Dry Goods, H~ats, Caps, Boots, Shoes AND NOTIONS. Dur wtncks in the above lines will be complete on the arrival of the first boats, and is large, selected with great ca~re, and shipped direct from Eistern imirkets. Being large buyers, our goods come fr'w first hands, which accounts for the rep utation we have for Low Prices and First.Class Goods. LIQlolRs AND CIGARS. --0- We can furnish low figures on application on all khids of Hardware, Glass Ware, Queens ware and Wooden Ware. FURNITURE AND CARPETS OP ALIa..GrR AE8.