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THE RIVER PRESS."
Terms,................................$5.00 per Year RATES OF ADVERTISIIG: One Column, 1 year............. .........m. " 6 months........... .. ....... 100 S 3 ....................... . 75 Half Column, 1 year..................... . ... 100 6 months ......................... 76 . 3 " ........... ...... .... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year......................... 80 " 6 months ................. 45 " 3 months ....................30 Quarter Column, 1 year ........................... 75 • 6 months ... ................. 40 3 months ....................... 30 Three inches, 1 year .............................. 50 c" 6 months .................. ..... 30 3 months........................... 25 Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year............... 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at office. WVILDER's LANDING was not solid for Maginnis. WV'ATERMAN is likely to be the next district attorney. CLAGETT comes up smiling with a majority for Botkin. THE question of fuel supply should be met by our citizens and somne immediate action taken. SENATOR MAI-ONE, .of Virginia, came out victorious in his fight with the bour bon democrats. DAN HOLLAND, the republican candi date for constable, received a flattering vote in this precinct. THE RIVER PRESS nominates Alex. C. Botkin as the republican bandidate for Delegate to Congress in 1884. THE rebuke Maginnis received Tues day settles the matter. He will never, •never, never be a candidate for delegate again. ROBESON is beaten for Congress in New Jersey, anzd about as many republi cans will rejoice over the fact as demo crats. Now that Maginnis has another lease of power we hope to see him accomplish all the great results for Montana he has promised. J. PROCTOR KNOTT, of Kentucky, has been defeated for Congress, a rather un expected ' result. But the returns are full of surprises. WE have no doubt the re-election of Maginnis as delegate from Montana was duly celebrated at his home in Red Wing, Minnesota. IF there had not been so much licensed democratic "bull-dozing" in this pre cinct, Botkhin would have received even a larger vote in Benton. rTHE speaker of the house, in referring to Major Maginnis after this, should ad dress him as the member representing the Northern Pacific in Montana. TIJIE inext house of representatives will be largely democratic, and as thty will have full scope it is pretty safe to say they will get the public mind in a fit state to bring about the usual republican triumph two years hence. BEN BUTLER has beeJ1 trying so long to get into the gubernatorial chair of Massachusetts that his election this time doesn't seem to be much regretted in any quarter. The rest of the republican ticket in Massachusetts was elected by 15,000 majority. IT now turns out that the -democratic leaders knew what they were doing when they ,maintained Maginnis was the only nmaa in the party who could be elected, ant on that plea forced his nom ination. They understood which way the railroad cat would jump. HEN'RY'S. BACH, the Dawson county candidate for -councilman for the district of Choteau aand Dawson county, received a majority of 670, in fact about all the votes polled in that ecounty. It is a good deal more than enouxgh to defeat Al. Hamilton, we are sorry to say. VICE PRESIDENT OAKb S, of the Nor thern Pacife says the connection be tween the two esrds of the road will be made by the fibrt of September next at the furthest, and probably by July 1st. He expects the Mullan tunnel to be com pleted before the frst of May, in advance of the completion of the Bozeman tunnel THE Northern PacifAc proposes to ex tend its line from Bismarek along the north bank of the Missouri to Buford and on to Benton, and it' will probably be a race between that road and the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba `as to which first occupies this inviting field. The lat4.y, it seems to us, will be the winner. THE Worst thing of all is the defeat of, AL, Hamilton, for the councili by the Daw anecounty candidate. We wanted, Churchill elected, but as between Ham ilton and Back, or Choteu and D.w. saon we>as pw Hamilton and Chotea natyrtevery tme, Thae result . th a we; AU bre aco retents e Ia A TELEGRAM received from Helena last evening stated that the greatest in dignation prevails in that city, Butte, and Bozeman, on account of the great frauds perpetrated by the democrats in Custer county, and that a movement is already on foot to contest the election on behalf of Botkin. The majority for Ma ginnis and the conspiracy unearthed be fore the election to control the railroad vote for that candidate, plainly indi cates that there is something rotten in Custer. MAX WVATERMAN made a gallant race and the prospects of his election are by no means discouraging. Yesterday af ternoon he was in the lead as far as had been heard from in Helena, and his ma jority of 40 in Barker and 25 at Baptiste will prove a genuine surprise to Mr. Johnson. Max is running ahead of his ticket in all the counties of the district, and particularly in those places where he visited utud mada speeches. Whether he is elected or not, the vote he has car ried redounds greatly to his credit, and he can well feel proud of it, as do all his friends. TIlE Northern Pacific folks are now beginning to boonm Livingstone, a paper town situated seventy-five miles above Billings, and the alleged junction of the National Park branch. Hear what Col. Lamborn, land( commissioner of the Northern Pacific, has to say of this pro spective rival of Chicago: " It is the in tention to make a big town at Living stone, which is just at the base of the great grade which takes the road over the mountains. It is to be the junction of the spur up the Yellowstone to the National Park, the route of which is sur veyed and upon which work is to begin at once, with the view of completing it into the park early enough in the spring to accommodate the tourist travel next season. It is the intention to build at Livingstone the largest car shops be tween Portland and Brainerd, and also to construct there rolling mills, as a vast deposit of the very best bituminous coal has been discovered within three miles of the proposed new town." Now that the first step towards secur ing direct and quicker mail service be twee ta Benton and Billings-the increase of the Martinsdale and Billings route to tri-weekly-has been effected, further efforts should be directed towards secur ing service on the "cut-off " from the Ju dith Gap to the Martinsdale and Billings line, and then daily service on the direct route thus established. The distance from Benton to Billings directly is only two hundred miles, and when coaches come and go daily on that route it will be one of the best patronized stage lines in Montana. Even the present arrange ment is a vast improvement over the old outlet to the east via Helena and the Utah & Northern, etc., shortening the time of communication of Benton with the east some thirty-six hours. The road from Benton to Billings is an excellent one throughout and quicker time can be made over it than on any other road of such length in the territory. By the first of May we fully expect to see daily service on this route and a first-class stage line ih operatinn on the same. It is a consummation devoutly to be wish ed for by Benton. The National Park Exotel. Managing Director Hobart of the Na tional Park scheme is now in Mlnneap olis on business connected with thie building of the first hotel in the Park. The evenlug Journal says: "The first hotel to be built will be in the northwest corner of the park, as it is now bounded, and in the territory of Wyoming. The buildingjwill be on the Gardner river, a fork of the Yellowstone proper, at the mammoth Hot Springs, and but a short distance from Bunsen pek,_a mountain famous for its precipitous sides, and beautiful, rugged scenery. The hotel, plans for which have been completed by L. S. Buffington, of this city, and which in all probability will be adopted, will known as "The Yellowstone," and to give the reader an idea of its size, it may be stated that it will be much larger than Hotel Lafayette, at Minnetonka beach, and will contain four hundred rooms. The ground flour will contain the office, museum, parlors, dining room, Iritchens and laundries. The second and third story will be devoted to recep tion "and sleeping apartments. The building will be situated on a level pla teau at the base of a monster bluff which stretches away sljyward in. the rear, many hundreds of feetý. The mammoth hot spring.the watem of which are high-i ly medicinal, will bautilisedfor heafitng the equally.: mamm~t th building;i and thus .awe they pheuomienai ofLth tuat bmoughtto ski tbe ph S 4ia al sineeds o wnan. Numerous bathing houses will be rected ad'aupplied with thiamedkeinal witew, whbicB h:w been propea to c ~tti ra haig.qultedl\h fl lot bytbne tain.auh fWW~b FALL AND WINTER .GOODS. FACTS! FACTS! FACTS! That we have the best and most complete line of Mes, Youthsl. Boys and Children's Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters, Ulster. ettesý B.uýlff+o a4nd B!anhket Overcoats, Arctics, Moniors m now E xcludrc Geriman n ocksi (. loves. Uit tens Wool Boots, Rubber Boots. Boots and whoes, H ats and Caps, Trunks, ' alses. Blankets, Quilt etc., etc., in this market. I Ever3body knows who has tried, and those who have not should call and be convinced, -7 A that we sell better goods, newer styles, and better fitting garments than any other Shouse in Benton. Prices are always the Lowest. Please call and examine. Orders by mail or express will be carefully tilled without delay. HIRSHBERG & NATHAN, Front St., Fort Benton. M. T. penditure of two millions of money, the first of which, the one already men tioned, will be rushed along this fall and the main building completed during the winter." Northeri Pacific Construction Work. From a party just in from the end of the track on the Northern Pacific, it is learned that track laying has been de layed by the graders at Boulder, who have struck a difficult piece of work: in the boulders peculiar to that section. Double crews are employed and the ob stacle is being surmounted as rapidly as possible, and every effort is being made to lay the iron to the eastern extremity of the Bozeman tunnel this season. A grade across the pass, to be used while the tunnel is being completed, has been made ready for the iron, and track lay ing down the Gallatin valley will not be retarded by tunnel work. The track layers will certainly reach Benson's Landing this season and make the last crossing of the Yellowstone into the new town of Livingstone. At present, pas sengers for the west take the Tongue river stage line at Merrill, about 100 miles from Bozeman, and make the trip in twenty-four hours. Aithough the track is some thirty miles in advance of this station; the terminus is rather re mote from a stage station, Merrill being the most convenient for passengers. A new stage from the end of the traek on the south side of the Yellowstone, cross ing at Benson's Landing on a new bridge, is said to be ready for business. In thirty days, should the weather prove favorable, the track-layers will doubtless reach the eastern base of the Rocky mountains and begin the toilsome ascent of the Belt range. The road-bed through cut is smooth and substantial, and good time may safely be made as rapidly as the line is turned over to the operating department.-Pioneer Press. Something of Interest to the Public. One of the largest and most complete stock of goods in Montana is now being displayed at the store of MORRIS BROS. HELENA. - The Stock in part consists of- Crockery, Glass-ware LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, PLAIN AND DECORATED TEA, DIN NER AND TOILET SETS, Bohemian Glass-ware, Mcajotica Ware RODGER'S PLATED WARE cmprisinsig--er Tea Sets, Water set., Cake Baskets. Berry Deishs, Badter DAskes, and ewerything pertainafn to a eorplete etoek of Sileruare. Also Baby Carriages, Toys, Dolla, in endless v~aiety. .EmmeJrcU oR,_ PiafL~g cards, , :Poker C(Jecks, And thousnd of srti.clea toopjmerous to mention. Weh are'the most eztensive .Fruit DAeak.2r in Montana, and can supply the trade in ay~ qruanti~d ~ deaied onifahio etnotice 8'the ouithoaned theterzitory that recelves A. oh'sa $t'titfR O E DR ally. DRY GOODS AND- NOTIONS -A7- BAKER & DeLORIMIER'S, Consisting of an elegant line of Lawns,. Pequets, Bunt ings, Nun's Veilings, PLAIN AND FICURED SWISSES, Mulls, Jaconets, Etc. .iovely novelies in .Aeck Wrear, "4./Zfother .Eubbard" Collars, .r us, ab os, bots, 5lain and .fancy Jlull iZes, Yancy .L'inen Collars, Suchxings, ~ti., in end less variety. Call and See Us Before Purchasing Elsewhere. TOM J. TODD & CO. Wholesale and RetalU Dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS * And Tobacco. 1F STR"EET, . .. . . . . . - FORTf lNTOIg . mRmQAG, WHISKIES : IT 8TAG, BLWE BIBBON 0. K. 3RAYR j NELSON, . MELLWOOD RY, BLUE GRA8st IDI~mEER, O. HORSEY RYE, ..D.R8o~, . . LANDC ,ASTR, ,.MAGNOLIA. WOU AIND HirsH WHISIKIES. .-I·PORT itED BlibRAs AND *INs-ES---' , uinLese moutl, B ~ ia, .Gn Alep Po -be Soda. Oider. 311n ,7. LOiRS AMWIMAMM5 $£88 agag SP MixtW98.