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THE RIVER PRESS.
Published every Wednesday rrorling by the Rtiver Press Pubtlishing Company. JI.ERY COLLINS. JAS. E. STEVENS. Editurs and Managers. A il letteZ s and corunlrntnietlion conta'ning matter in. tend,"d for pt.,bvicationr it this paper. should be ,dddre.wed to "T'ie I:ie.r H-r. es," and the name of the writer must be given to in.sure attzntion. L :al ao1verti~eernAts will he inlse"ted in the:e columns at the rate of .ffteen ceAts per line .trfml transient and ten cents per dine f7ms reular advertisers. WEDNE3DAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1552. Tni Methodist Episcopal xmission ap propriated $11,000 for missionary work in M",ntana, $5 500 for Dakota, and $3,600 extra for the benefit of the Black Hills. THE old story about confederate bonds making their appearance in the financial market as soon as it was found that the democrats would have a big majority in congress, is going the rounds of some of the republican papers, but, to use a com mon expression, "we don't take any stock in it."' AM ON1 those the telegraph reported as elected to congress is Win. Pitt Kellogg, who was a candidate in the3d Louisiana district. But now it is reported that his seat will be contesteted, and as his case will be ssettled by a democratic house, it is very likely that Mr. Kellogg will stay down south. A REGISTRATION LAW. We d=sire to call the attention of our newly elected legislators to the need of a registration law for Montana. The last legislative assen.bly :amendd the elec tion lay:v so as to require a six months' reildence in the territory before a person became a legal voter, but without a reg istration laIw it is very possible and easy to evade this provision. There in no questicn in the riind o: every citizen of Montana that :many persons were al lowed to cast their bal'ots at the recent election who had not resided )n the ter ritory six months prior to the day of election. Some of them may not admit it openly, but they must own it tothem selves. Can any one believe that, six months ago, the 1,200 and more persons that voted in Miles City precinct were all in the territory of Montana? But who, when those railroad hands marched up to the polls in gangs, could pick out and cnallenge those even whom they might have positively known to be ineligible under the six months proviso. Had there been a registry law in force Magin nis' majority in Custer would have been reduced nearly one-half. Down in Glendive there was no challenging, but every man was allowed to vote who de sired to. There was no means of know ing how long many of them had been in the country. In Missoula men were voted who had been brought from Ore gon, Washington and Utah within a few months. Maniy of the railroad con struelion hands on the West side had finished the conlracts on which they were employed, and were kept here on ly for the purpose of securing their votes; since the election a great number of them have left the territory and re; turned to their homes in Utah. But the votes of these non-residents were receiv ed and counted, and had just as much weight as those of old and permanent settlers. Soldiers were voted at Miles City who under a iegistratiou law would never have been allowed to. This is a stgte of afhkirsdmhich nocitizen of Mon tana can approve of, nut even those who were e.ected to the legislature by these samle vot&s. Down in D0akota the same state of af fairs us;d to obtain, but a registration law changed it a ll, and enabled the peo ple to defeat the plitical barnacles who had retarded the p,."gress of Burleigh county. The Bismarek Tribune, which has waged a gallant and 9uctessful light against the nominees of bofgllrig' ventions, speaking of the ela tiifla says Two years ago the steamer Bai..te land ed at Bismarck, sid her crew acid a lot of men who had been engaged on .gov ernment work in Montana voted at the landing, and some of theamitn.al thI MeI wards To theI'ltt9in addition.- MLR were run. back and forth between Bismarck and Mandan,and sediiters and tr~ .. were called into rxe siti .. ~, registry law top all.of that iiI The Emily, like the Butte~, two year ago this fall, landed on,election day, andt herasengers were brought to, Blo.ire to vt0e in (oppositiotn to the Boittens: ticket, buit the men were r.led.at went away. The registry law provedai barrier that coldnot well be over * and its value qs pVasprovenon Tu y .i more thah one instanee. would noth pe0en4b si btherd contractors mpob4 tWe polls vot4ii4 a8 they wi d aM ,?Jir ·::~~ ~~ I~ar~·,a is bringing, and will continue to bring, di many who are only transient sojourners 1 within our borders, the need of such a i las at age beomes aiparent. We sin cerely hope that this necessary legisla tion will not be neglected during the 1 coming sssi&on, but~that all-republicans 1 and democrats alike-will see the need of it and act accordingly. Im | FINE STOCK. The New Northwest gives a description of the lot of fine blooded mares recently received by S. E. Larabie, of Deer Lodge. Mr. L., who is one of the West Side bankers, has long been known for his fondness for fine horses, and many of his stock have distinguished themselves at Helena and other places both as racers and road animals. His natural love for the horse, though, has underlying it sound business principles, and he has not only indulged his fancy and his pride in ownership, but he has made money and is in a fair way to make more. He is even shipping horses to the states, as is shown by the fcllowing extract from the New North- West : Mr. S. E. Larahie last Monday shipped to Kentucky the fine thoroughbred chetnut mare Christine, got by Imp. Australian and foaled in 1871. 1st dam La Grand Duchesse by Lexington; 2d dam Ann Innis by American Eclipse; 3d dam Miss Obstinate by Surrpter ; 4th darn Jennie Slamnierkin by Tiger; 5th darm Paragon by Imp. Buzzard; 6th dam Indiana by Columbus, etc., etc. The pedigree of Christine runs back in the thoroughhred books to the 19th dam. Mr. Larabie was recently offered $2,000 tor her in the stable, but the strains she combines are in great demand and very valuable in the east, anti he ships her to Kentucky where she will bring more money. Mr. Larabie expects after this season to make an annual shipment of fine young thoroughbred and blooded horses to Kentucky, his stables now con taining several that will be ready for market next season. He has invested very largely in line stallions and brood I mares, and is we!l satisfied with thie re suit, the Montana produce showing espe cially good form, siz`e and finish as com pared with tIhat otf Keiltucky. Good horses are always in (temafnd in the east, and ifor fine teamstlie extra expense of shipment by rail from Montana is an insignificant matter. In the effort to breed tor speed, eastern breeders have largely overlooked the qualification of form, and they find now that buyers, except for racers. demand shape and finish for driving teams, even at the ex pense of speed. Gov. Potts and Mr. Harrison, Church ill & Peterson, Chas. D. Hard, and other gentlemen ofISelena; WVm. Flanney, of Gallatiu, and rlian y others all -over the territory have found the raising of fine horses a profitable venture, but Choteau and Meagher countie. can make but a poor showing in this respect. Messrs. Millner & Boardman have a few good horses. Robt. Vaughn has just brought the nucleus of a stable here, but these are the only ones who seem to be engag ing in this business in anything like a business-like manner. Many of our stockmen will go east this winter, and we would like to see some of them invest in this branch of stock. There are men in Sun River who are well' able to purchase and bring out a number of good horses from the states, and they all have roomy pastures for them and farms on which to raise all the feed which will be required, Some of our cattle men are complaining that the ranges ae getting curtailed very fast by the rapid settling up of the country. Then, instead of going hundreds of miles in search of new ranges, why would it not be a good plan to cut down the size of their herds. sell off one-ha!f of them, and invest the proceeds in a clas of horses which will produce good roadsters and saddle animals, not forgetting the farm horse. It is true, for this class of stock-which would be too valuable to let run at large-pastures would have to be fenced in, but it would require only a limited area, and what was left would be ample for the diminished cattle herds. And, besides the greater pleasure to be derived from horses, we believe there ii more money: in themx in the end., The bieedet of horses cain'sethem, Which hE eioioti eattle, and can self tem at : big riges. Mr. L.rabie ; had af two yeesold trotting stallion, of his own breed~g, at the last territorial fair, who was :ae,r we are tild, ras high asJ $8,O00. Tksle wa% an t eprq onably good anitnal, of esrse, but othe, with the same care and judgmeat can breed just a thisse-year old, bit harness, pay Lhqpfor thliemn, if our memory serveas s The pr~oe of the staoion would be the oi. ba from his investment; but after that time the profits would be large and con stantly increasing. Brood mares fit for the purpose can be purchased compara tively cheap in the great breedin sec tions of the states, and they 9~ni abe brought up, after service there, either by, the river route or by rail to Billings and across the rich grazing valleys of the Yellowstone, Musselshell and Judith. We would like to see our stock men take this matter into serious considera tion. Montana will soon be cut up by railroads,. the ratc hmen will pre-empt the choicest grazing and ;arming land, the cattle will have to move away from the path of the iron horse, and the days of the caynuse and Indian pony will be numbered in our territory. People will want roadsters and farm horses when they desire to purchase, and the country with all its natural facilities and nutri trious grasses should be able to supply the coming demand. Meeting of Stockholders. The first annual meeting of the stock holders of the RIVER PRESS Publishing company will be held at the RIvER PRESS office, on Monday evening, December 4th, 1882, for the purpose of electing trustees for the ensuing year, and the transaction of other business. JERRY COLLINS, Sec'y. New Map. WASHINGTON, 'Nov. 15.-A new map of the United State, prepared under the direction of the general land' office, is now in the hands of the printer in New York, and will soon be ready for distri bution. It is said to be the most cor;n pie and accurate ever completed by the government. it contains over 4,000 places not on the old maps. These addi tions are mostly in the west. The raplid strides of that section render the maips now in use almost valueless. Grant's Now Magazine Article. NEW YORK, Nov. 15.-Gen Grant's new magazine article entitled "An Un deserved Stigma," concisely reviews the case of Gen. Fitz John Porter, giving ground for his former belief in Porter's guilt, and his present conviction of his entire innocence, and appeals to the gov ernment and the country for prompt action in Porter's behalf. Boston in Flames. BoITroN-, Nov. 17.-A lost alarming fire broke out in the extensive lumber yards of Stetson, Moslcy & Co., corner of First and E streets, South Boston. By 10 o'clock it had assumed such dimensions thllat it threatened to eclipse any tire ever known in that part of the city. The flames are spreading rapidly, and the entire fire department has been called out. LIGHTNING TICKS. KEOkvUh, Nov. 15.-Mrs. E. K. Hart, sister of ihe latr Oliver P. Morton, of Indiana, died of paralysis in this city, to-day, aged 73. NEW YORK, Nov. 15.-A dispatch from Atlanta repeats the statemrnent that Col quitt was elected United States senator for the long term. CHATrTANOOOA, Niov. C1G.-One hun dred persons converted to Mormonlisin, Ileft this morning bfor their colony in Col o0rdo. They are from all the southern states. The church hasseventy mission aries in the field in the south, and is gaining ground rapidly. VWASnN.TrC o, Nov. 16.-PalsohifMas" sey, democratic candidate for cot~gress man at large in Virginia, will contest the seat of Readjuster John S. Wihe, who has been declared elected. NEw YORK, NOV 17-Telegraphic communication has been generally inter rupted by an exceptionally severeelec tric storm. Experienced telegraphic oerators sa that t it is the worst storm of the kid for many years. The storm extends throughout the United States and the eastern proPvineq ofi Canada. The cables are hours behind. It is senowin t Iafu~io, Abany an Boston. At the two thtr namni places the snow lI several inches dep. 9A daylq iagk&gy brpn mare Ma nettalio~ed dobebie,'to a iroad wagon, with the running horse Longman, trot ted two niles in the extraordinary time oi4:f27. The frst mile 'in 2st 4, thd sondbe hn 2:12t. to row any $1e li Eng- h , three opiablsere weakness of the st nditt % H~f, Indiges Yor athefer tagr toah o H. J. WACK.RLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO. L 0. BAR" J C I, J. WACKERLIN & CO, Front Street, Benton, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN r.- Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails Finware, Stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kinds, Queensware and Classware, Etc. SASH, DOORS, AND WINDOW GLASS, Charter Oak, Acorn Cooking and Heating Btovcs and Westmlinster Base Eurncr Stoves in Stock, Being Mechanics ourselves we are prepared to contract for Tin RJootinq, Gutters and Pipes, Repairing, etc. Having the Largest and M'st Cbrnplek Tn Shop in the Territory, we are prepared to do all work prornk ptlj and uarcant satisfaction to our patrons. D3AVIOSOh MDFF1TTr ' S Manufactu ers and Dealers ir Harness, Saddles, Saddlery Hardware, Etc. AWool Sacks, Twine,, ,Seep Shears, Te..~, Etc. -0 -Arent for Hlll's Concord Buggy and Team Harness. - o - - Cash paid for Itidesi, Furs, Peltries, Wool, Etc. - . Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. SY-IIN S 0 1--- -- r!- .= -- --=- KLEINSCHMYIDT & BROS " PWholesale assd Retail Dealers i~ General Merchandise, FORT BENTON, MONTANA. Mr. J. (I, Bothine has taken the management of the Benton house, and assumes full control. Orders will receive prompt and careful attention. We carrny a full and complete line of GROCERIES, HARDWARE, LIQUS i TOBACCOS AND CIGARS, rj GLASS AND QUEENSWARE, Agricultural Implements, Etc. JACKSON FREIGHT AND FARM WAGONS. We are agents for and have on hanid, at very low figures, the celebrated Brasdey Mowers Uthd Reapers. Bandley's Improved Changeable Speed Mowers. Bradley's Improved Single Speed .Mawer. Upham's fcur-Point Barbed Wire. CLOTHINI ABID DRY (OODS AT A 8AGRIFIOCE ' TO CLOSE OUJT TILE'TOCK. KLEINSCHMIDT & RO~O. UPPaE FRcoze STRET. Broadwater, McCulloh & Co., POST TRADERS, Frt Assinaboine, Montana, I .Connection: O',1 #nWAW ER T UO. CBroadwater, MIoNamara a Co. WI lepa1e and Rtapil Dealers, , POST TRADERS, WDIER'4NDflhC, .MOWTARAu FORT MACItUIS, MONTAMA. Qenerz Merchandise, 4. )4~4,i i: . -- . ' ' . " 2> z~