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fat." for Transaint Advertiuemente given at office.
'rILDEN hnay authoritively announced
his retirement from politics.
Two hundred appointments were made
ill the pension office one day last week.
AI John Kelly has been taken back
to the fold we may soon expect to see
the democratic organs dispensing taffy
to that gentleman in liberal doses.
THE old officers of the Northern Paci
tic were re-elected on the 2Ist inst., and
August Belmont and J. P. Morgan were
added to the board of directors.
THE Oregon legislature is trying to
elect a U. S. senator. Mitchell is the
caucus nominee, but a sufficient number
of republicans have bolted tobring about
a dead lock.
ON the 17th inst. King Humbert, of
Italy, conferred tle decoration of the
Crown of Italy on Col. J. Schuyler Cros
by, late consul at Florence, and soon to
be Montana's governor.
TILE election of a congressional dele
gate in Utah occurs Nov. 7. The report
of the Utah commission says that "from
present indications it appears that the
class of persons who are deprived of the
right of suffrage by the act of congress
will not attempt to register or vote."
This class numbers about 10,000, male
and female. It may be difficult for a
polygamous Mormon to get in a vote,
but such Mormons are bound to make
themselves heard on election day if it
can possibly be done. They are now
naturalizing the foreign accessions, who
have hitherto failed to take this prelim
inary step to voting. Naturalization
factories have been opened all over the
territory, and every Mormon of age is to
be made a voter in order to give him a
chance to get his vote in, if by hook or
crook he can do it.
THE democrats of New York nromin
ated Grover Cleveland for governor and
David B. Hill for lieutL-governor, both
gentlemen whose fame is not very ex
tensive, at least outside of their own
state. The convention, for a wonder,
was harmonious, all factions being repre
sented and apparently satisfied. John
Kelly had a voice in the convention,
bcing at the head of Jhe Tammany dele
gation, and the latter organization will
work in unison with the party, but there
may be a great many democrats who
will not work with Tammany.
A. C. BOTKIN has been nominated for
delegate to congress by the republicans
of Montana. Mr. Botkin is a Wisconsin
man. He was at one time editor of the
Scntincl. He is a graduate of the Wis
consin University, and subsequently
studied law and was admitted to the bar.
His tastes, however, were in the direc
tion of journalism, and he adopted that
as his profession. In consequence of
failing health, brought on by overwork,
he was obliged to relinquish it, and some
years ago accepted an appointment as
U. S. marshal of Montana, which he has
since held. He is a :gentleman of popu
lar address, a ready and pleasing speak
er, and a clear and vigorous writer. He
has hosts of friends in this state, who
will be glad to hear of his nomninatiQp;
and election, of which there is little
doubt. He will make an effiient nd
influential representative of the :terri tory
at Washington.-filwcourl c _Scagilt.
tBO INGERSOLIJ in his rr~ ienfs !n
the star route cases was as eloqrteii.as he
sometimes grows in defending his pet
.thobby, infidelity. At timeshe ihad the
women in the audience all crying,
which might well be expected if there
were many eloquent oritbursts likethe
Sfollowing: "The prosee6tion has train
pled upon the holiest i hiuman ties, anad
has even made lightof "it becausea rife
in this trial had stn by hetr htsbaud'8
side. These is a idintb in t he ~~ttEi
a painting of de*elatlsu, of d 4apafr, of
lov7e. It reprePe3as the i of the
erucl1iofn, whore e eoo4 wra
in shadows, the s#.are,.l
in the darukniesa It kaeln
hands prss~dep1
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THI following paragraph fro the
Madison.Sn is respectfully dedicat to
the democratic editors of the "damphool
order" who have -adopted the tactics
referred to: "We regret ghat some demo
crats, whose aeal is of the damphool
order, are parading the unfortunate fact
that the opposition nominee for delegate
in congress has lost the use of his lower
limbs by paralysis, as if it were an evi
dence of his unfitness. We are sure
Mr. Maginnis will not feel very much
obliged to those who vent their ardor in
this unseemly and indecent way. They
are in 'pretty small business,' and the
sooner they are sat down upon and
squelched, the better it will be. The
Madisonian is no political friend of Col.
Botkin, but it does not believe the dem
ocracy can gain anything by a resort to
the tactics of the slums in fighting the
It is argued by the Maginnis organs
and partisans that the best interests of
the territory demand that the Major
should be returned to congress so that he
can complete the work he has already
commenced-that is, to secure. the pas
sage of bills introduced by him-and at
the same time accomplish other good
results for the territory. If this is the
reason Maginnis, must be returned, will
it not obtain two years from now as
well? At that time, doubtless, he would
have as many bills pending as now, and
hence, according to the logic of our
democratic friends, "his valuable ser
vices cannot be dispensed with." In
four years the same condition of things
would exist, and in fact for all time to
come-rendering it essential for Magin
nis to become a perpetual candidate.
This is the irresistible logic of the posi
tion assumed by the adherents of Magin
nis, and we have heard of no other argu
ment offered in favor of his re-election.
But the point is not well taken that
even at this time Maginnis can accom
plish more for the territory than any
body else. Mr. Botkin, his competitor
in this contest, is an abler man in every
particular; he is a more fluent and elo
quent speaker; has more magnetism;
better executive ability, and as thorough
a knowledge of public affairs and public
men. He is lacking in no requirement,
and if elected would take up the good
work of advancing Montana's interests
where Maginnis left offand accomplish as
much, if not a vast deal more, than the
latter. It is nothing less than an insult
to the intelligence of the people to claim
that Major Maginnis is the only man
who can successfully and ably represent
the territory in the national legislature.
So far as maintaining or defending the
rights of the territory on the floor of'thi
house, Botkin would far outshine Ma
ginnis, and his influence in the depart
ments, under a republican administra
tion, would far exceed that of the latter.
We are told, for instance, tfhat it will
be necessary to return Maginnis to con
gress a sixth time in order to have the
Blackfoot Indian reservation cut down
to more modest limits,a measure in which
the people of Choteau county are vitally
interested. But why could not Botkin
effect this result as readily as Maginnis.
The republican convention incorporated
this measure in its platform, dpmanding
the reduction of Indian reservations, and
the candidate of that convention has the
ability to carry out.its wishes so far as it
is possible for anyone to do so. We have
no doubt but that in his address here
next Monday; evening Col. Botkin will
assure the people of Benton of his pur
pose, if elected, of putting through this,
measure. But we cite this one proposi
tion simply as an illustration, What is
said in regard to it, is true of all other
measures of interest to the territbry, anrd
the RIVER Pi Es is confident that Bot
kin, if elected, would accomplish even
greater results than Maginnis.
Th'e Dilln Tribune man philosophizes
as follows in regard to that specimen of
the genus Ahmio iamed in the heading:
*"Thert are two kinds of ",bosses" in poli
tics, so widely differing in character,
4ha the di tincti9n should be noted.
The "boss" who works for party .prin
ciples labors gratuitouisly, and inviriably
dies poor. The party' "bo.s," ii the
dioius sense of the terni, labors for per-,
sonal gai., and heie a .cidate firsttor.
one office and then f ir another office:
until the peile tire. o is brone ian
44 _y ad )ill him off at he poils.
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That we have the best and most complete line of Men's,
Youths', o s and Children's Suits, Overcoats Ulsters. Ulster
ettes. Buffalo and B lanket (vercoats ArcetiC Monitors 1now
EXclUders Gera mocks 4maoves. Mittens. ý ool hoots Rubber
-Boots. Boot" yoe. al anand C". .a.,k Valisf,
flaakets, Quiltetc., etch, in this market.
£i EErab ody k aowes , ho has trird, an tthose who have not should call and be conrvioetd,
Ih tithtt e isell better goods, newer styles, and better fitting garments thagn any other
°"D house in Benton. _
Prices are always the Low.esti Please pcall and E+xamine.
Orders by meat. or express will be carefully filltd without delay.
Front St., Fort Benton. M. T.
"boss" is more frequently met in the
crowd of office-seekers for local offices
than he is in the throng seeking higher
positions, but he is sure to be encount
ered on the list somewhere from con
stable to congressman. On the tickets,
at each succeed'ng general election, the
odious "boss" will be found-and he
will be there every time and until the
people give him the grand bounce. The
"boss" needs office in his business, and
he considers himself a life-long leech on
the people, whose treasury he likes to
tap in order to-maintain a visible means
of existence. The 'boss' when rooted
out of one position hops on to another,
and with blood-sucker-like tenacity ie
sticks to the public tit to obtain the
needful, until the people, wearied of the
leech, cut his rations off and turn him
out of office. There is this difference: A
'boss' of the higher order labors for prin
ciple and aims at something higher than
pelf. An odious 'boss' works solely for
self and pelf, and he hangs on until
choked off by the people."
Hatch and the Yellowstone Park.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19.-Rufus Hatch was
in this city yesterday In consultation
with H. F. Doughlas and others of the
jYellowstone Park Improvement syndi
cate, and it was reported on the street
that the result of the conference was
the New Yorkers should furnish large
portion of the capital necessary to build
the hotels, roads, water and wheel trans
portations which the .syndicate will
need, and should be, in fact, the prin
cipal members of the company. Hatch
is alleged to have made $150,000 recently
in Northern- Pacifle stock and is recog
nized as an enthusiastic bull on Yellow
stone valley and contributary territory
prospects, and it is claimed that the
park matter Is only one of the schemes
in which he will be a:party in the M]on-i
tana region. It is further alleged that
the route of thaNo ther3 PacitO brapih
to the park has, been definitely fixed :ip
on asthe IWest; Gallatin, starting from
Iiimigrants for the Wemst.
_N EW Y.KR, Spt. 4'7- Superintendenl
Jackson, of 'Castle Garden; reports .that
diiring then first six months~ f the present
year 27?;42 immigrants landed at this
port. Theavowed ~tstination of ,these
newcomers In the ies ' were as follows:
Dakota, 2,1O7; Iowa, A: 11,546; Minnent
14,287; ' MBtaia, 158; Manitoba, .280;
iWisconsin, 15,232. The greater portion
of.these immigrants proceeded directly
4tthe West, and comparatively few: ent
ei;ter to the o ith or to New -Engl.znu.
Although : the lavwed destinatioql,.of
neI arcly 1,0,000 was New Y~tork lte oli
at smalat reportles of hemi hayesei te&
i~·n t~thisvoDle tDring the past~e
the arIvalsw.*: rA,9 * ,r
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Consisting of an elegant line of
Lawns, Pequets, Bunt
ings, Nun's Veilings,
Mulls, Jaconets, Etc.
J3ovely novelties in .Aeck Wear, "'AIother tubbard "
Collars, 5ichus, Sabots, !Plain and 5ancyv
A~ull ies, 5ancy .Cinen Collars,
Sucicinrgs, ktc., in end
less variety.
-0,0 See---or
and B.fjr rl0
mitt r so. t AU. KINDS.

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