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Our Uoliday Number.
The RIVER PRESS is perfecting ar rangements for the issue of an extra holiday edition, and respectfully invites articles on any subjects the writers may choose. It is the intention of the pub lishers to make this number equal to any heretofore issued in the territory, and with the encouragemnat already receiv ed and assistance promised, believe that they will succeed. Should any of our friends feel inclined to communicate, we trust they will not feel any hesitancy in doing so, and in this manner aid in a work which will be of great benefit to the territory at large and Northern Mon tana particularly. Death of Miss Chambers. Thie sadi news was brought into the city to-day of the death of Miss Millie H. Chambers, who died at the residence of her uncle, Mr. D. T. Goodell, on Ten Mile, at 1 o'clock this morning, of tuber cular peritonitis. The young lady, who had been in failing health for some time, came out from her Illinois home early in the summer, with the strong hope that the climate of Montana would eftct a cure. She remained a few months with her brother in Benton. but not improv ing there, came to Mr. Goodell's home about four weeks ago. All the devoted attention, however, of loving relatives, proved unavailing to stay the course of the disease, and Miss Millie died this morning, leaving all who knew and loved her to mourn her early death. Sympathy is exteVded to bereaved rela tives and friends here, anid especially to the fond parents back :in Illinois who have been anxiously hoping against hope for the news of the recovery of their suffering diaugh'ter.-Herald, 11 th .inst. A New Eaterprise. We understand that Mike Lynch is Alguriag on an iron cage, capable of holding four or five persons, which he d~tends to suspend from the ferry o~ble for the purpose of transferring passen gers and mail across the river this win ter when it is ruuding with ice or the ice is too thin to cross on. We believe there is an incline to the. cable from this side, and Mr. Lynch intends to let the cage slip over by its own weight, merely steadying it, and haul it back by a strong rope. The inciine is slight but just suf ficent, and, running on pulleys, the ,work.of hauling mbck will be conmpara rtively easy. Mike is enterprising. Cattle Kings.----- Cattle Ki~ngs. Mr. Orr, of PoLudexter & Orr, stock men ofBeaverhead county, is in the city. iHe has just returned from Fort Calgarry wshese he delivered to the Cochrane ranch on)mlany a band of cattle number king 4,300. Mr. 'G.rr informs us that the ,drive was a veryeasy and L-c ceessfulone ,until they reached a point about twelve miles from the Cochrane ranch, where they stanck a severe snow storm, and ,were idelayed some eight days. It re .quired :most diligent work to keep the band fronn stampeding; and he cannot look back with any great degree of .pleasure to his experience those eight .days. burcing the drive, which was a long 'one, probably 600 miles, only a •oomparatih.ely few :head of cattle were lost. A aumber of th. horses taken .along developed sore feet, which resulted in leaving arne mof them ~Ly the wayside, .and a fewdied. Messrs. PLoindexter & Orr are the 'wealthiest steckmen in Montana, and besides the large band sold this winter, they 2ave left on their ranches in Bea verhead county a large herd of cattle, and al"o oneof the finest b..Ads of horses in the territory, and any number of §heep. They ,nce their ranges, and cond uct thebusiss something after the manner that it is done in Texas. Mr Orr is well pleased with Northern Mon tana as a stock e*ountry, and it will not aurprise as if he is numbered with the citizens .f Choteau eounty ere long. Wolf Creek Matters. .John Wo~odhurst, oea of the Anhst set itlers in Wolf creek valley, has been in theeity a few days past, purehasing sdp pi lies for his manch. Mr. W. discovered iad acated the :Slr Walter Scott lead near the head of Wolf ereek, a propegty that gives, forth abundant promise of beiag a valuable one. Three differet shafts have been sunk on the lead to & depth of fCom. twenty to thety fiet, and n each place nthe dicateons acealdk and very favorable, showing a velia i. solid pay orej8 t ~ ·; e average aasy of the ore runs i'n silver to the ton.' Mr. Paris Gibson of tiis pity has seared an inatei ..M i Walter Scott, and it is the prpose of the riwner to p nt la foro of men t d This lead li ln the Wolf orek :~-~cV. ijs~W.:~4 them, and the Rianing WoJt another, the er owne$ by Mr. ~iu hurst. This district promises to come to the front in due time. Less than two years ago Mr. Wood hurst w.s the only resident on Wolf creek, where there is now quite a settle ment, both of farmers and stockmen. They have a postoffice (Stanford), a mail service, with the probability.,of the es tablishment of a store on the creek soon. These facts go to show how rapidly Mon tana is filling up with settlers. __-.. ..ý.. s " - d - ..--.... J. J. Bowles Shot. The RIVER PRESS got off wrong in bad shape some weeks ago by publishing to the world that J. J. Bowles had been hung by cow-boys, but we have direct evidence now for stating that he came to grief night before last, receiving a pretty severe wound in the side. It happened at Johnny Carothers, on Ar row creek. Bowles was trying to get into the house against the wishes of its mistress, and finding it impossible to keep him at bay otherwise, she let him have the contents of a revolver. The ball struck him in the side just above the hip, inflicting only a flesh wound, but quite a painful one. Mr. Bowles will doubtless be all right again in a short time. A Seasonable Discovery. A Montana newspaper is authority for the statement that in the. Yellowstone Park there is a gorge in which the hu man organs of speech are unable to make any sound. We have no hesitation in saying that however this wonderful gorge may have been needed in its pres ent location in the days when the noble savage howled in the Yellowstone Val ley it is at present a misplaced blessing. It should be cut up in sections and sent at once. A large piece of it might be left in Ohio to silence the Republican lying about the results of the recent elec tion; and another section might be switched off somewhere in Pennsylva nia, where a great deal of hypocritical talk is being imposed. by the clan Cam eron on an unoffending people; but the greater portion, after a piece of proper size has been sent down to Secretary Folger, should be distributed in appro priate fragments over the State of New York, where the bulk of political talk is of such a nature that everyone wishes it might remain unsaid., We are aware that to move an entire inountain gorge from West to East would require some costly engineering, but there are times when expense is not to be thought of. N'cw York Ierlald. The Centre of Population. The centre of population in the United States was twenty-two miles from Balti more in 1790, and has moved westward at the average rate of about fifty-one miles every decade, never deviating to the extent of a degree north or south of the thirty-ninth parallel. The greatest progress was between the years 1850-60, when it traveled eighty-one miles from a point in Virginia to twenty miles south of Chilicothe, Ohio. This move ment was caused by the settlement of the Pacific coast. The centre of popula tion in 1870 was forty-eight miles north east of Cincinnati. According to the last census, the centre had advanced west ward fifty-eight miles, and deflected to the south about eight, being near the village of Taylorsville, Ky., about eight miles from Cincinnati. It is anticipat ed that the next census will find it in Jennings county, Indiana. Supposing the westward movement of population to continue, the central point should cross the Mississippi about 1950 not far from the mnuth of the Missouri. It is considered probable, however, that it willjnever go so far westward, as there are large areas in the west which are only adapted for mining and grazing pursuits, and will support but a scanty population. The increase in the region beyond the Mississippi, after the close of the present century, may not ~nuch more than counterbalance that of the rest of the country, in which case the -centre of population will remain almost stationary in southern illisois. Meers.haum. The crude ieeras..au comes, from Kiltschik and Esk-Schehr in Anatobia, in Asia ianor, where it is found loose or embodied in chalky, serpentine rocks. In size it varies from the dleisiona of a walnut to that ofts mans bid.L When it Isfrstr mined it is_ but iecomes hatd whei'ezpoed to the air. In Its baeiness ofx mining ad marketing m*eeachaums atirely unWder the on. 'I AfIniW They are shrewd exp," ad c+n daeonut a veert` oen ham. and a his W to F slightly waxed and polished so that the I grain can be readily seen. The market is at Vienna, where the Armenian pro ducers have established agencies, and where the whole ,world goes to buy. In marketable shape, meerschaum is as sorted in four sizes. The largest size has about thirty-five pieces to the case, the second averages seventy-five pieces, the third about 175 pieces, and the fourth from 300 to 500 pieces. Each size again is graded in eight or nine qualities. A popular notion is that meerschaum is sold by weight. If such was the case the "light" pounds would be in great demand. Connoisseurs prefer a block neither too light nor too heavy. If too light, the Meerschaum is porous and will absorb too much nicotine. If too heavy, it will not color well. American workmen have not yet been found to successfully manipulate the raw mater ial. All the workmen employed in the industry have been brought over from Austria. They earn big wages and are secretive with their.handicraft. The process of manufacturing meer schaum pipes requires both skill and practice. The blocks are first roughly cut into the shape of a pipe. They are then dipped into water, and while wet are turned on a lathe. The eye is the only guide to produce evenness and symmetry. After the lather has com pleted his work the pipes are rubbed smooth, a reed found in the marshes ot Hoboken, with a fine velvety surface, being used as a file. When all the scratches are removed and a perfectly smooth surface is presented, the article is dipped into hot wax, left a ;few min utes there, and then polished with a rag. Right here is a point for smokers. When purchasing a meerschaum article always select one having a yellow tinge. A yellow shade shows that the meer schaum is sufficiently porous to absorb wax, and therefore it will readily color from nicotine. A white meerschaum pipe or cigar holder shows density suffi cient to resist absorption. The best ar ticle is not too yellow, but what may be termed just yellow enough. Just Fitted Him. Up to a year or two ago a certain old darkey used to do a great deal of hang ing 'round a certain Baltimore ware house,says the Wall Street News, occa sionally making a dime by doing odd jobs, but forever begging plug tobacco, and likewise lamenting the fact that he couldn't get any with the old-fashioned taste to it. The clerks finally took a plug, soaked it in alcohol, wet it down with cinnamon oil, and then literally sprinkled it with Cayenne pepper, and in three or four days it was handed to the old man with the remark that it was a new brand. He bit off a chew, and disappeared and it was nearly a week before he returned and confiden ly inquired: "Say, boss, do you 'member dat brand o' tobacker!" "Did it come in a box?" "Yes." "Did dey send any direckshune along?" "Directions? What do you mean?" "Why direckshuns how to take a man's regular stomach out.an' put an ole iron kettle in de place ob it while gitting used to de taste ob dat brad!" -BANoF Northern Montana. Transact a General Banking Business. Keep current accounts with merchants, stock mer awd 9thers, subject to be drawn against by checks without notice. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We bny and sell Exchange on the commercial center of the Unitedl States. WE WILL CIVE SPEIAL A I'fRTION TO TIE BUrsIXESS OF OTIERI AND CENIAL .. ItNTAIA, And will make'seh loas to stock men and farmeri as ate suited to their requirements. Local Seourities a Specialty. Collectlois and a3l otherr s entrusted to no will it e prtmpltml l 'd*+ atteution. , . C@., .ljN$, DV1ZB t. CO. Foioi a , au mar BDrrox, i. T. w. .I curn , TSBA ++8..I AR% PI. I S +. + FIRST NATIONAL BANK -OF- Fort Benton. W. G. CONRAD, President Jos. S. HuI.L, Vice-President R. A. LUKE, Cashier Authorized capital ........ .............. ·$, 000 Capital (paid in).................... ..... 100,000 Surplus profits.................. -. - ....... 28,000 WE TKANSACT A GENERAI, BANKING BUMI. ENS. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers available in all parts of the United States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rates Gold Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities. Keep current accounts with merchants, stockmen, freighters and others subject to sight drafts. Will pay interest on time Jepesits and discount notes or bankable paper. Will make advances to merchants. stock dealers and others, as are suited to their requirements. Will give freight rates on wool to all Fa~tern cities, and make liberal advances on same at a low rate of interest. DIIRECTORS: S. T. HAUSER, JOS. S. HILL, T. C. POWER, JNO. HUNMBERGER. W. G. CONRAD. R. A. LUKE. JOHN M. MARSH, U. 8. Deputy Mineral Surveyor, BENTON, MONTANA. Has had fifteen years' experience in Montana. All or ders left with John W. Tattau or at the Centennial hotel will receive prompt attention. J W. OALDWELL, Assayer, Clendenin, M. T Is prepared to pay the market price for ores. J. J. DONNELLY, Attorney at Law. Record Bailding, Fort Benton M. T. Will practice in all the Courts. Prompt attention given to all business. Iax WArumanxn . G. McIxNrTn. WATERMAN & MolNTIRE, Attorneys at Law, Will practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Spe cial attention given to criminal practice. BENTON, M. T. H .P. ROLFE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, (Assoaefted with Sanders CluUen.) U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL SURVEYOR. Ten years' experience in government surveying. The beet nstruments used. Collections, Insurance, Main Ing, Homestead and all land claims attended to. BIENTON. M. T. W, B. SETTLE. C. L. LYTLE. SETTLE & LYTLE, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, BENTON, M. T. Will practice in all the Courts of the Territory; buy, sell and convey real estate. mining and town property. Collections of all kins promptly attended to. WOiFfce-Corner of Main and Bond Streets. DR. P. C. COODRICH, Dentist. BENTON, M. T. Ofltoe-Ohotean Honse. DR. WILLIAM TURNER, SR. Physician and Surgeon. FORT BENTON, dI. T. Office at Will E. Turner's Drug Store. 18-tt SHARLES C. CRIFFITH, Civil and Mining Engineer, U.8. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. IFFITH l , I ALDwELL, Cont' SRIFFT n &Co ntractors. Bstimates and drawings for Irrigating Machinery, Bridges, Earth Work. etc. Special attention given to methrds of Water Supply. Offee-CmvMxnNs' BLocK, BonD ST. (NxAn MAir), BENTON, M. T. WOOD & HOUSE, House, 81gn and Carriage Painting, Papering, Craining and Calsomining. ..n 'arriage Painting a Specially. SHoP: BOKx A.'s Biiox BUILDNxe, - - BENTON. CEO. W. SWEET, Attorney-at-Law, qe _--FROXT ST. ;Three doors abeve Choteau House,) BEKTON, M. -T. Special attention given to Town-site and Real Rotate litigation. Associated with a firm of lawyers at Washington, of which each has been at the head of the Land Dept. of the Government. 1084w JOHN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, AROHITEOT -AND United States Dep.1ilneral Surveyor BENTON. MONTANA. OHAB, DEXTER, Assayer and Mineralogist, 815 So. 8th St. MINNEAPOLIB, MINNESOTA. every assay warranted. Immediate returns by next mal n First- las reference. COPPER, GOLD AND SILVER, 1.00 EACH. ARTHUR G. HATOH. Attorney at Law NOTARY PUBLIO. S e:. LT. 4~? r New Route! New Managementt! -AND Reduced Rates! THE BENTON SOUTHERN STAGE COM PANY On and after July 1, 1882, will run from Benton to Utica, Philbrook, Ubet, Fort Maginnis and Intermediato points and MARTINS DALE, Connecting With stages for the Yellowstone and Smith RI Valleys, over good roads. via Sulphur 8pringtf and Arrow creek, the ruuning time being les than half that of former echeduies. T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton Agents. Cross The River AT THE Benton Ferry Upper Crossing. Our boat has been put in first-class order and we are prepared to cross the travel ing public without delay DAY OR NIGHT. The crossing of heavy freight teams and loose stock a specialty, the boat being supplied with railings and gates, and fully adapted for any kind of work. D. C. Browne & Co. MONTANA STABLES Upper Main St., Benton. Mon, Sale, Feed and Livery STABLES The Montana Stables have recently been enlarged and otherwise improved, affording ample accommo dations for all business in our line. RF RATES REASONABLE.. CHAS. CRAWFORD, Prop. W. G. JONES, Contractor and Builder, -AND GENERAL JOBBEIY Bail, Store and 0cc Fittiun a Specialty ' TURMIG AID SCROLL SAWIiG. -A oders promptly filled. Shop on ' rankiin street, above T. E. Collins' residence. -T. BENTON. " - 1 IONTANA. Livery, Feed and Sate STABLES, Baker Street, Near Iain, Fort Benton, 1Montana, fay and Night Herd At Beasonable Rates. HARRIS & STRONC, PROPRIETORS. BENTON AND HELENA STAGE LINE, Makes Daily Trips Between Benton and Helena, carrying Passengers and Express Ooaches leave Benton at 7 o'clock every mnorning, except Sunday. J. M. POWERS, Manager. 3. L. POWER3S, Agut at BDatoa. GANS A KJilN, A&gnts at Helena EAGLE ROCK STATION, ]ato . i.d i eiolaiB uowa a t.