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THIE RIVER PRESS
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RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Cclumn, 1 year...... ................ 100 S 6 inoths.......... .. ......100 ,'.... ,............. ...... 75 Half Column, 1 year ................ ..100 S 6 months ........... . 0 .5 3 ,................. 40 One-Third Col umn, 1 year........... . .......s S 6months ................ -45 3 months........-- ....... 30 Quarter Column, 1 year................ 75 S - 6inonths.............- ....... 40 ,, 3 months ....... ...-......... .0 Three inches, 1 year..... ..............- -. - ' ... 50 6 months ... ..................... 30 3 months........... ............ 25 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year............. 15 Hates for Transient Advertisements given at office. WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1582. .__ -- -- T.J rI ,\' , _Xortth- lV7'st has ieen pub lished thirteen years. TlH.: river and harbor bill is likely to IuO(dergo) 1iany alterations in the senate. .AUTni l'r ; has been the recipient of one of the '":0;"' )medals. ('onkling p)resented it.. .MA LI.EV, the correspondent, says a ¶ general revolt and uprising is in~mninelnt in Ireland. A. I, Lt. hats passed the house which provides for taxing inmnigr.nts fifty cents a head. A . i... has been introduced in .coºl gress to "abolish" the state of Nevada and attach her to California. T.iE day we celebrate. 'rlrat is, the day that every town in the United States except Benton celebrates. TiLE Miles City Journal promises a candidate for the n-mnination -for dele gate to congress from that section. NINE JIUNDIREDI) AND) THIRTY-TWO Mormons arrived at the port of Ncw York on the 3d instatnt, destined for Utah. Col. J. F. McKENNxA, receiver of the ,Deadwood land office, has skipped, a de ftaulter to the government in the sum of '$3,700. , NoononY has "s yet. prepared a straight out repuIIblican slate. There does not s.eem to be ,( much interest taken in the I matter. flirst choice as republican candidate for 'delegate to c(ongress, iDaniel IH. \Veston, 'of Helen a. GOV. P):I'TS' c((onllllissioll exp)ir'e.s l the 13th instant. He has been governor of Montana, twelve years, and is now willing to step down and out. THE work of ",settilng up the pins" for the primaries will soon begin. It is here the battle is won, and the cnadidat'es sholl.bl Ii)t overlo)ok the fact. \\J[ExN will that special meeting of the county 0.lnIIluissioners 1)he .hel. This is abl)oltt 1 le tilme tlhat the bridge across Belt creek slhouhl Ibe ordered. 'rTin: citizens of Butte will raise $3,00() to defray thle exenses of that dis triet's exhibit at the Denver exposition. That is what we call enterprise. TmtE boulevards scheme has emet with much favorable comnmet. Mr. Power will find plenty of encouragement if he wishes to carry it into execution. (i-EO:R.E VILLIAM CURTIS has started out again to reform the civil service. He is after Jay Hubbell, the great polit ical assessor, with a very'sharp stick. THEiRE is doubtless a general sense of relief throughout the country over the fact that the greatest crank the world ever produced has gone over the trail. Tho e "powers' will teach Egypt alesson for her wholesale slaughter of European subjects. There is already on hand a force sufficient to p)lt a quietus oin such pr'cteedlings. A No:.xATmIoN in C(hoteau countv this "year is not equivalent to an election. The gentlemen who a.te seeking favors at the hands of the dear people should hoar the fact in mind. THn" general opinion among the best informed members of t mngr~ss is thait that body will adjourn sinc die on the 17th instant, Major Maginnis must rus tle if he wants to, get his promised bills through. _ '1T.I captain of the British steamer Strathertie was fined $11,10 on the '3 ul1. by at'" Uid tt it ..±u y ý5 r' fit,- " ` a y (ov\E..No SANDERS tOlld sOlLund well, but we doubt whether or not he can he "addressed by that title very soon. Some eastern politician who has done "yCOIlllal service" for the party will get the place. THEl: temperance people of Iowa passed a prohibitory amendment by a imajority of 30,l000. It prohibits entirely the sale or manufacture of strong drinks in that state. It will be found, however, that prohibition 0does not prohibit.. TILE house committee on Indian atriirs has rep)orted in favor of recommending the passage of the bill throwing open to settlement a portion of the Sioux reserva tion in .Dakota. The boundaries of the red ]m'eS l)os5essions are lnarrowinli every yea r. STt'E ('iCristiancy divorce case is settled, thank goodness. The ex-seniator gets a decree, the evidencec having Ieen sadly against Mrs. C. Hereafter dignified senators will be slow l º(ut i seek ing ives aling the )pretty ftlale .lerks of the del,artments. TE11: othie of assessor is perlmps thlie most (lesirablle ill the county. and we ex pect to see (tiite a coniitet fr it. A-\)lono, the denitoerat( C(us Senicur rand Henry Kenne('ry are (thie leading aspirants. (an't the rel)lublic(ans 1 rilig ott a nan who \-ill readily beat either of thli' ?' IOS((e: )I o\NKLIN(ý colItntinliUes s ll ject of interest, and the newspapers arel busy 1)ro)viding" 1places flI' himti. TrIe latest arra1'ngement is that S(enator Lap ham is to be nominated lieutenant g..yV ernor and resign his seat ill the suilnite to whi il MIr. Conkling will suteceed by a ppointlment ol'the go)vernor. TIIE Miles City Dail/t , I. , has found its way to our'tal)le. It is all printed at home (something new for a Yellowstone paper), andi( gives forth consideralble evi dence of enterprise. It is newsy an11(1 in teresting, and the advertising' ()columns present a healthy appearallce. The Daily 'ecs.s has the best wishes ol its al most niamesake, the I.A 1 v1:1. PRESS. IT is rumored that a campaigl pal)er will be started ill Benton soo)n.--lidc Zpenderint. Yes, ilenton is sadly in nee(l oft a can paign 1aper. There ought - to be a little one for a cent just for the aceonuiuloda tion of a few citizens who imagine they ought to be in the front in the coming Spolitical fight, but who halve ntot yet im pressed either of the ]pal)ers with tiheir imnportanee. SUPIEItrNTE'NDENT HILL, of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba irilroad, recently nm(le an exurslion to the eind of Sthe track oii tlhe western exttension 'roni Grand Fiorks, and the or(her has gone forth to push tle line to the Turtle Mountain! (.outil rv. Thi.. road lhas ] enI ton for one of its objec-tive points, and it will not h)e long until "'(n to Beton !' is the cry. " IF the republicans of C'hotteiiui (O'llty would act the part of wisdoml 1by nomin ating strong mien where their opponents are weak they would have a fair plros plect of success, or at least partial success. It seems to us there is a disp)ositionl on the part of the people to put aside party feeling this year and see to it that oally good and competent men are elected to office. If good nominationll are madle it would not surprise us to see a few rel)ub licans elected this fall. Tl'HI peculiarity of the lpresent sulim nier thus far in this region is not heat, nor cold, nor rain, nor drought, but the dearth of flies. During the first half of June, when these restless and inquisitive insects are usually encountered by the miilini -. exhibiting all the energy of wingegSoutihi there were few to be seen. ow .hey. arembeginning to make their appearance, but many housewives have noticed an exception thus far from the usual pest. In England they are said to abound as if one of the plagues of Egypt were to be repeated there.--N V. A'am. THE following Washington dispatch of the 3d instant set s forth just about what the people have expected would be the outcome of the star route prosecu tions: The opinion is becoming quite gen oral among the legal fraternity that nine star route cases will not be given to the jury, but will be thrown out of court by Judge Wylie and the indictments dis missed. The rulings of Judge Wylie upon the evidence thus far presented justifies this conclusion, and the counsel for the government admits that they have taken their strongest case first, and if the evidence that is now being sub mitted is not strong enough to convict the other cases will fall. CoL5. J. J. DOXNIELLT.iY, speaker of the house, is not muich of a partisan. In speak of a ' '!)rtionment he says that if ~iled upon 'by the bill now before ongress, tand likely to become a law, to sst in the wrk of appotioning the 4 da .ee to # the istriet The Big Spring Has Now Commenced At Our spring and summer stock of clothing, gents' furnishing goods, boots and shoes, hats caps, rubber clothing. gum boots, trunks, val ises, and everything belonging to a first-class clothing house is now complete. We intend to sell goods this season lower than ever in order to keep the lead which we have always had heretofore. We guarantee every article we sell to be as represented, and strictly hones t treatment is our motto. Call and see our ELE GA SWOCK fet Prices and be convinced. Orders by miail or express will be carefull yfllled without delay. HIRSoHBERG & NATHAN, FTront St., For*t BelntonI. M. T.* berS ill tile c(Otuil. At the last ses.ion that body was solidly democratic, and Mr. DI)onnelly knows by experience that it is not ill the illteretsts of legislation that such should be the case. We are glad to see ('ol. Donnelly take this stand. It shows that he can look beyond party in the inrterest of the people. SOME REASONS. There are varIious reatsols patent to everybody why Benton is to be the coni imercial center of Montana, if not her metropolis. A few of themn imay be catalogued as follows: It is the head of imvigation on the great Missouri river. It is thetoint towards which live rail roads are dlirected, and in time will be the "very chieftest'" railroad center of the New %ortllhwest. It is, and will ever I e, thie suplply point of what is destined to he the rich est mineral district in Montana. It is in the heart of the linest stock country in the world. It is the ('itfri)ot of - Montana .11(d tlle territories of the Nortlhwest. It hlas a larger and better tributary eountry-in.cluding Milk river, the Ma rias, Teton, Sun river. Missouri valley, Hiiglhwood, Belt, Wolf creek, the Judith Basin, Musselshell, Smith river, and lnany other fertile valleys-tihal any other town in the territory. It has special facilities for aflor(|ing water )pow\er, and is destined iln time to 1beconme a great manufacturing center. It is surrounded by the best coal fields in the Northwest. It has now a larger business in pro l)ortion to .population than any other town in the .United States, and the trade is constantly increasing. Its merchants this year have been re quired to ship nearly twice the amount of goods brought last year. The location is the best in the terri tory for the building up of a great city. The developrient of the resources of the country tributary to Benton has just begun. Benton is the cheapest market in the territory, and will always be such. Its business men are "solid," enter prising and deeply interested in the wel fare of the town. It is attracting more attention through out the territory and states than ever be fore, and thousands of dollars of foreign capital have been invested in real estate here. - Its climate is pleasant auna sacurlous, and as a rule not more rigorous than that of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and that tier of states. From every possible point of view, Benton's advantages as a trade center app)ear prominently, and within .the next decade these advantages will tell. The present frontier town will give place to a city of several thousand, the busiest mart of Montana, and most like I her umtropolis. The DeLong Party. In. the dispitches describing the find-. ing of the DeLong party by Engineer Melville at the Lena delta, as published in the N w York Herald, the following appears: None of the dead had boots. Their feet were covered with rags, tied on. In the pockets of all` were pieces of burnt sk1i and of the clothing which they hadi een eating. The hands of all were iore r less burned, and it looked sif when dyi theyhad crwled into Sover there, and u hrough to the " was eovrer witth a SPRING CARD, 1882. -- -() - mWe have closed out our lines of Furniture, Hard ware, and Queensware, and will devote OURSELVES EXCLUSIVELY TO Dry Goods, Notions, Hats and Caps, Boots & Shoes, Clothing, ..AN D)-- Gents' Furnishing Goods. -0 We keep a full line of Agricultural Implements, and mentin I m ,W othere the famous Bain Wagons, Mitchell Wagons, Milburn Spring Wagons, Top Buggies, Champion Reapers, Champion Mowers, Tiger Hay Rakes, Diedrich Hay Press. F'arst & Bradley Breaking and Stirri.ng Plows, 1' to 16 inch, Farst ,L Bradley 'nd Jersey viile Sulky Plows, Fanning Mi!l1 and Scotch H-irrows - O( - W'E -AVE A COMPLETE LINE (IOF CALIFORNIA SADDLES AND HARNESS, REPEATING RIFLES AND SHOT GUNS, AMHUNITION AND SHELLS. 0 Ladd's Tobacco Sheep Dip always on hand. -o We will ship the largest and most complete line of Groceries that ever came to Fort Benton for that trdle, we have made our requsitions for FANCY SHELF GOODS very elaborate, and will undertake to furnish anything in that line that may be called for. Our facilities for filling orders are greatly improved, and all orders will receive careful and prompt attention. Owning our own Steamboat Transportation we will lay our goods down is Benton this year from Chicago and St. Louis at 1N cents per pound, and we propose to give our customers the benefit of this low rate, in prices on our goods. Having gone out of the Indian Trading business. we wil davote ourselves to the wants of the Farmer antd Stockmen, to whom we offer special inducements. We have arranged to fill all orders for Hardware, Tinware and Stoves'at lowest market rates. Wr"HIGIIEST CASH PRICE FOR BEEF IIIDES, FURS AND PELTRIES. I. G. BAKER & CO. FORT BENTON, M,. T., lMarch I, ISS2. TOM J. TODD & CO. WVholesale and Retail Dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGCARS And Tobacco. FRONT STREET, . . . . . FORT IIENTON. SK~THIIES : "HF.iMITAGE, STAG, BLUE IBJON 3(. N McBRAYER, NELSON, ELLWOOD . BLUE GRARSS, R ILENDEER, O. HIORSEY .YTE, ANDERSON, LANDCASTER, 1. MAGNOLIA. EC~OTCH AND IRISHT WIISKIES. 9--.-l---IMPORTED BRANDIES AND WINES$-+-v- G'uinegs StouCts, B]as' A~e, Ginager Ale, Double Soda, Cider, blin eral Waters, Ansostora Bitters, Itostetter's Bitters, Reedt s Cooktail Bitters, Btc. pT. A.... ..E. CASE aOOODS OF ALL KINDS.