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THE RIVER PRESS.
P.uhl.hca cLery WVednesday morning by the River Press Publishing Company. TERIRY COLLINS. JAS. E. STEVENS. Editurs and Managers. All letters and comntmunicat2ons containing matter in tended for publication in this paper. should be addressed t; "The River Press," and the name of the iwriter must be given to insure cttzntion. Local advertisemets will be inserted in these columns at the rate of ffteen~ cents per line from transient aund ten cents per lin frnm. regular advertisers. WEDNE3DAY, NOV.NMBER 15, 1382. COLORADO will send a republican to the senate, probably Gov. Pitkin. THE congressional delegation of Vir ginia stands six coalitionists to five dem ocrats. A DEMOCRATIC house will result in rallying and uniting the republicans and demoralizing the democrats for 1884. THE republicans will have a short session of Congress in which to accom plish some good results for the country. THE telegraph reports that Gen. Green B. Raum, U. S. internal revenue com missioner, is dying of colic at Zanesville, Ohio. A GOOD many of the would-be repub lican bossess were effectually killed off Tuesday, and the party will be so much the better off. THE Madisonian says the cow counties redeemed the country. Redeemed, in this sense, must be looked upon as an attempt at sarcasm. IT is still anybody's race beiween Wa terman and Johnston, and it will take the full returns to decide who is the next attorney general of Montana. MAGINNIS' majority in this county is about 235, as nearly as can be estimat ed without the official returns. It is a reduction on his majority of two years ago, which was 266. THE bitterly conducted election in the Fifth Minnesota Congressional district between Kindred and Nelson, which has filled the columns of the Pioneer Press for the last month, has resulted in the election of Nelsop. IT is said that the republican legisla tive ticket in Custer county is elected. In Jefferson, Van Fisk is leading his democratic opponent40 votes, with three or four small precincts to hear from, and if the above report from Custer is true, the chances are decidedly favorable for a republican council. IF Waterman is not the next district attorney he will have been beaten by the railroad graders who were herded to the polls in western Meagher county to vote the straight democratic ticket. These men, many of them not citizens of the territory, not only defeated the will of the people in the s election of a delegate, but also reversed their (the people's) verdict in the matter of local offices. THE Htusbandman claims to be inde pendent in politics. So does the Record, but it came out flvt-footed the day before the democratic county convention and said, in substance, that no matter who that convent.ion nominated it would support them. And we ame inclined to think that no matter who the democratic standard-bearer may be two years hence, the Husbandman will be found speak ing up for him. ONE great wi oug done the citizens of Custer and Dawson counties by the pur chased and delivered railroad vote is that it deprives them of any voice in the selection of their county officers for the next two years. Life was too short, and that band of slaves had not time or chance to scratch or express any indi vidual preference. .They were voted like sheep and had to vote straight demo cratic tickets. According to Col. Wool folk, this fact alone oughtto make every citizen of Montana a republican, ior "no man can be a democrat and ask the aid of a great corporation to stifle the free dom of the ballot." IF the administration [in 1884] is democratic, Montana will be admitted if she is democratic, but she cannot be admitted under republican rule, or under d(emocratic rule if there is no assurance that she is thoroughly democratic.- R..cord. Which is a virtual admission of the c'iarge made that Major Maginnis would not try, in the next two years, to have her admitted. In other wordi, that this is not one of the cases in which "Dorcas is willin,"-'-"Doreas" being represented by the N. P. railroad. Will the down town sheet please inform Mr. Maginnia' constituents of some reason why sh," cannot be admitted under republican rule other than because It says so? IN 'our Thursday morning's issue we gracefully and in a geptlenmanly- way aeknowledged the politicaldefeat whtich the repubticans of Oboteau county had red at th rcent e f1~tl. In ol0 so we presumed that the articles were penned for the consideration of gentle men. But as the Record has chosen tc parade our action as the course of cow ards, whipped curs, etc., and as we un derstand some of the very parties for whom we sp'ke as good words as we could are holding us up to ridicule and are still engaged in vilifying us, we beg leave to state that, since finding out how such manly action is received by these parties, we are prompted to take it all hack. We do not propose to say any thing more on this subject. We leave the better class of the citizens of Benton to judge between us. THE RESULT AND THE LESBON. The democratic press throughout the country are giving "three cheers and a tiger" over the sweeping democratic vic tories all over the states, and already claim that the next president will be a democrat. It is too bad, we admit, to attempt to cool their enthusiasm with the cold dash of common sense, but these victories do not show such an increase in the voting strength of the democracy as would first appear by the face of the telegraphic reports. In New York, for instance, while Cleveland's majoiity is in the neighborhood of 190,000, he has not polled as many votes as did Hancock in 1880, and yet Hancock was beaten in that state over 20,000 votes. If the re cent elections show anything, they show that within the ranks of the great repub lican party there is a determination to reform the abuses and condemn the cor ruption which has crept into the party through reason of "bossism'.' and the power of the "machine," as the use of political power by those who have risen to the position of leaders is termed. And this determined spirit of party reform is one which every conscientious member of the party, and every, good citizen of our great republic should applaud; aid is one which, it not carried to the ex treme of fanaticism, cannot fail to be productive of great good to both the re publican party and the country, the affairs of which we believe they will continue to administer for many years to come. The vote polled at the last election shows that great numbers of republicans in New York, while not believing that in the democratic ranks could be found the panacea for the internal political ills which at present seem to permeate the controlling influences of their own par ty, have, by staying away from the polls, placed the silent seal of condemnation upon the act of the chief executive of a great nation like ours in seeking to con trol and name the policy of one of the sovereign states. They have said in tones which may not be mistaken, that such action on the part of the president is a stooping from the high position in which the nation has placed him. They demand that the people of a state be al lowed to manage and control their own political organizations, and select their own officials without the interference of outsiders. The elections in the other states are an outcome and a re.4ult of the same spirit manifested in New York-the determi nation to throw off the iron hand of party bosses, and a demand ior a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. In Pennsylvania, in particular, wrs this spirit mani iested, and the revolt against beesisnl and machine politics was made by the ;est elements of the re publican party fnd received the full sympathy and moJal support of the pres ent governor of that, state, as expressed in a letter to the c-hairman of the inde pendent republican central committee. The result ih that state was not a victory for the democratic party, but a triumph for the free-thinking intelligent voters who declare that their votes and their consciences shall no lon :er be held in the keeping of a few political demagogues who are not leaders in the true sense of the word, but usurpers and w;ould-be dictators. In Ohio, Kansps and other states, where the question of en forced prohibi tion was made an issue of the campaign, the people have denied the right of a few to dictate to the many in a matter which, while it is of great eaoment to society at large, more nearly concerns the in I idual. While we do not wish to be considered as champions of the liquor sellers, we believe that quiet work and moral persuasion and exanmple will do a much greater work and result in much greater good, both to society, and its individual nmembers, than any high handed proceedings in -the name of the law. Human nature, as a rule, may be led to better things, but any attempt to drive cannot ftil it tcvetkp oppcsitiom and result in an itcrase of the: very passions it is disiredpc subtluj . UHere, In M~in; l', ie satape·· tacle is witnesse.u. 'i'b jiple-the cfltzeas of $Monteaa, whi h peruanenta nd a %Ital nterest in Athe ture; welfae against the power of the few, and though they were not successful, they have the proud satisfaction of knowing that the best elements of both parties-the men who could rise above party allegiance when the good of their country was at stake-were with them in the struggle. It was an honorable fight, and while it is humiliating-or ought to be-to every Montanian to know that the will of the people was defeated by the votes of a horde of white slaves, driven to the poles like cattle to a pen, it is a consolation, at the.same time, to feel that the battle has not been made in vain, and that the warning given these men is not likely to go unheeded. If, in their blindness, they see not the handwriting on the wall, nothing but defeat at the hands of an outraged people can await them two years hence. * There is a lesson to be read in the elec tions of 1882. It is that the people, those who are to be affected by, the way in which the administration of the country is to be directed, have made up their minds to take the reins of government into their own hands, and they demand that the men who have abused the pow er which had been placed in their hands by the citizenA, step down and out and hand over the control of the nation's af fairs to others in whom we can place more confidence. It is not a victory for democracy; it would not have been a a victory for republicanism had Alex. C. Botkin been elected to represent Mon tana in the next congress. It is and would have been a victory for the people over bossism, corruption and abuse of power. It is a lesson to the republican party in the states which, if well read, cannot fail to bring forth good fruit, and insure their triumph two years hence; and we have sufficit nt faith in the good sense of the party whose past is so glori ous to believe that it will be so read. And we believe as firmly that the next election in Montana will see the power of the monopolists and contractors bro ken forever; that even in defeat the cause of the people has been victorious, and only good will result. The nation will elect a republican president in 1884, and Montana, when she goes into the. union, will go in as a republican state. MONTANA MATTERS. Chicken thieves are numerous in Vir ginia City. D. W. Tilton, of Virginia City, has is sued a second edition of the "Vigilantes of Montana." Seven double-deck car loads of sheep on the Northern Pacific left Miles city recently for the St. Paul market. Mr. H. F. Douglass has received the contract for building the Yellowstone Park road from Benson's Landing. A Cariboo suckling colt was recently sold in Missoula for $300. Jocko has ev idently given the old horse a boom. Lieuts. Cook and Fremont, who re cently came over the Lo Lo trail, report it as 172 miles long, instead of 95 as has been generally supposed. A bold attempt was made to burglarize a Butte meat market money drawer, but the robber awoke the proprietor and had to "git" before he made the riffle. The winter schedule on the Helena and Bozeman stage line will probably go into effect about the 15th, and two days will he consumed in travel between the two points, the coaches lying over at Radersburg. The vote of Beaverhead county is re ported at 1,161. At the election in 1880 the vote was 1,429.. Comparing the vote for delegate to congress of 1880 with that of 1882 there has been a republican gain of about 350 votes. A ma n named John Bowers met with a serious and perhaps fatal accident, last Saturday, while digging a well in Dry Gulch, near Helena. The mud bucket became detached from the rope and fell a distance of forty feet upon him, result ing in severe concussion of the spine, besides internal injuries. A dispatch received lately from the military telegraph statioq east of Boze man, states that at that point in the Yellowstone valley there is twenty inch es of snow. The storm was probably confined to the Yellowstone and Galla tin valleys, as at other points in the ter ritory bright, clear skies are reported. Diptherisa Cure. In all cases when used Dr. E. B. Hal liday's Blood Purifier has proved a cer tain specific for that dread disease diph therit. It must be taken at once and in double doses, gargling the throat when swallowing it. It is not only a cure bua preventative as well. So get a bottle of it at once, use it and it will do you good as it.Is the most wonderful blood medi cine now in existeice. W. J. Tlnar, wholesale andretallagent, Fort Benton, Montana. B. Blachford, proprietor, 274 Et 8eventh -stree, St. Paul, Mmin. KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General Merchandise, FORT BENTON, MONTANA. Mr. J. C. Bothine has taken the management of the Benton house, and assumes full control. Orders will receive prompt and careful attention. We carry a full and complete line of GROCERIES, HARDWARE, LIQUORS TOBACCOS AND CIGARS, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE, Agricultural Implements, Etc. JACKSON FREIGHT AND FARM WAGONS. We are agents for and have on hand, at very low figures, the celebrated Bradley Mowers and Reapers. Baadley's Improved Changeable Speed Mowers. Bradley's Improved Single Speed Mowers. Upham's Four-Point Barbed Wire. CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS AT A SACRIFICE! TO CLOSE O LUT THE STOCK. KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO. UPPER FRONT STREET. H. J. WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO. L G. BAKER & Co H, J, WACKERLINJ & CO. Front Street, Benton, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Bar Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails rtinware, Stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kinds, Queensware and Classware, Etc. SASH, DOORS, AND WINDOW GLASS. Chartcr Oak, Acoru Cooking ant Hgatinl. ftoV3s an Westminster Base Earner Stoves in Stock, Being Mechanics ourselves we are prepared to contract for Tin Roofing, Ehtters and Pipes, Repairing, etc. Having the Largest and M'st Complete Tin Shop in the Territory, we are prepared to do all work promptly and guarantee ratisfaction to our patrons. Broadwater, McCulloh & Co., POST TRADERS, Fort Assinaboine, Montana, Branch House: Connection: C,. A. BROA DWATI R & CO. Broadwater, McNrmara a Co. Wholesale and' Retail Dealers, POST TRADERS, WILDER'S LANDING, - MONTANA. FORT MACINNIS, MONTAIA. ---DEALERS IN General Merchandise, ==--'=:0:- WE CARRY A FULL AND COIMPLITE STOCK OF ALL MIERCHAN lUKE IDEANDIED BY TRADE OF THE TERRITORY. LUMBER AND SHINGLES! BIG CASINO MILLS, F'our Miles from Reedsfort. M. T. --0-- SPLENDID TIMBER. FPIRST-CLASS MILL. COMPETENT WORKMEN. AND FAIR PRICES. Full ~St3ok Constantly on Hand. Dimension Stu to Order.