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First in the Field.
The Benton [ P ] Line, known as the "Big Four," are, as usual, first in the field with their advertisement for the coming season's work. And the mana gers, knowing that the RIVER PRESS would be the first paper looked at by those who desire freight or passage on the Missouri river, have, with their usu al business sagacity, put it where it would do the most good. It gives us pleasure to call the attention of our many readers to the new advertisement of this line on our second page. The "Big Four" are fast, fine and handsomely fitted boats; are always well officered, and the line is a most reliable one, with plenty of capital to lack it. As will be seen by the ad., the first boat to leave the wharf at Bismarck with her bow pointed toward the coining metropolis of the great northwest will be the steamer Butte, of the Bentoni [ P'] Line, and it is safe to say that none of the upper river fleet will pass her on the way. Coninmo dore T. C. Power, the general manager of this line, is now in Chicago looking after the shipping interests of our nmer chants, and as he is well known to be a p)uslhier, those who favor the "Big Four" with their conlsilnmellts will have little reason to complain. The record matde by these boats last year was a splendid one. and we feel sure this season will see it well sustained. Maiden Mites hDr. Will E. Turner returned on Tues (lay's coach from Maiden, where he has headquartered during the past three months. He reports that the camp is beginning to assume a lively appearance, and he anticilat • soil Srt"i` `" rogressing with favorable re sults on a good Omany leads, and inotwith standing the large number of houses in the gulch, workmen are already engaged in building additional ones. A full force of men are at work on the Collar lead both developing the mine and clearing the way for the new mill soon to be erected. The cheering intelligence has been received that the first shipment of machinery for the mill has arrived at Junction, and doubtless by this time it is on its way overland to the mines. It is expected to have these works in oper ation early this fall. Maiden will have a more permanent boonm this year than last. Incorporation. We learn from the Hon. W. B. Settle that the inxcorporation bill, which he thinks is in every respect an exce!lent one, provides for the government of the city by a mayor and board of aldermen, the latter of whom are required to serve without compensation until such time the city may have a population of 5,X0O people. Besides thesu officers there will be a city treasurer, assessor and attorney whose salaries will be tixed by the board of Aldermen. The bill provides that an election shall be held the first Monday of May, when the question of incorpora tion or ao incorporation will be decided, and only tax-payers-those whose names dra on Treasurer's Hunsberger's list will be permitted to vote. It is only a few weeks until the election will be held and it is time our citizens were thinking of the nmatter. " Death of an Old Timer. At the Sisters' hospital in this city yesterday died "Uncle Isaac" Czarwitz, aged 84 years. "Uncle Isaac's" life has been an eventful one, and -would doubt less make an interesting tale could the facts all be gotten at. He was born in Russia on the first day of January, 1799. Nothing is known of his early life except that he went into the army as a drum mer boy and served in that capacity at the battle of Waterloo while as yet but 16 years old. He came to America some sixty years ago, and for the past forty years or more he has lived in the Rocky mountains and on the Pacific coast. Forty years ago he was at Fort Benton wvhEre he did an extensive business oper ating a pack train between the fort and various points. At one time since being identified with the Far West he was very wealthy, but after meeting with many reverses found himself in' his old age impoverished .-Independent. Fine Stock. P. P. Clarke, of Huntley & Clark, the well known breeders of thoroughbred horses and other stock, arrived in Ben ton yesterday with two stallions recently purchased by Hon. Joseph A. Baker, and intended for his horse ranch on .Highwood. Both are fine animals of the very beat blood, and their purchase tby Mr. Baker is an important item ror the stock interests of this section. Follow ing are the a alsn bought with descrip tion and pedigree, as shown by Huntley & Clark's Ioatalogue DoNNAHUdAL--chetf ht' , ff 1875; bred by 8amuel Boyd 8amine oun-k * - ton, he by Boston; first datm by Emily Hart, by Imported Eclipse; second dani by Brown Dick; third damn by Cally Hunter, etc. Donnahugal is a stoutly bred young stallion, and both the pater nal and maternal lines have contributed many fine racers. EQUATOR-bay colt, foaled, lES0; nar row slil) in face, left four and hind ank les white; bred by R. S. Welch, Indian Hill farm, Ky.; got by Au(litor, he by Rysdyk's Hanmbletonian; first dlam by Seleca, by Princeps; second dami by Fanny Craig, by Mainbrino Chief, etc. The animals were delivered yesterday and may be seen at Harris & Rowe's stable. No Doubt a Lie. Rock county Hlerald: About tihe 1st of August 1Ss2, tfoiur young men started in a boat front Billings, M:\ont., to go to Miles City via the Yellowstone river. i All went well for the first two (lays, alnd on the third night they pulled their boat up on an island for tile night and be aui to p1reptre supper. Attrac'ted ,by their fires two cowboys discovered the party and watched theiii f'romii the )ppolite shore until they were sure that their neighbors were asleep; then swinlnling their ponies to the island, they proceeded to rob them. One of the party awak ened by the noise, was about to give the alarm, but was shot. This l na(le it nec essary to kill the other three, which was done in a very short time. The cow boys secured about $5 in all but were ar rested and held for trial. The supposed names of the murdered young men are as follows: Charles Hillberry of Wis onsin, age seventeen, who went out last 4pring; Samn Anderson, Swede, and Ole Anderson. The other name is un known. The friends of the unfortunates may obtain further particulars by ad dressing Pete O'Keefe, Luverne, Minn. A Valuable Cow. Three years ago Milner & Boardman brought from Illinois five short-horn bulls and a Du'rham cow of the Louan family. Two of the bulls were sold to M. & D. Morrow, whose domestic herd now shows the result of introducing good blood. Two were turned upon the range, and one Messrs. M. & B. retained at their ranch. The cow, Rena, has dropped four calves since arriving here. The first three were heifers, and the last is a re markably fine bull that was christened by Mr. Craig, of the Oxley Ranch conm pansy, Duke of Shonkin. The first heifer has brought two calves, and the second one calf, making a total of seven thoroughbreds in three years from one source. We take plleasure in mentioning this as Milner & Boardman were the fli-st to bring Herd Book ani mals into the county, and also as an illustration of the profits in stock-breed ing when conducted under supervision. IWe believe that any number of good cows would yield proportionate returnu were a more careful range system adopted. .. . ,r T ,,. ... . . . From the Fort Macleod Gazette. Several persons have been badly frozen at Calgary during the past few days. The thermometer registered 43 degrees below zero at Calgary one night during the past week. It is expected that definite action to ward moving the police post will be tak en before spring sets in. The leasing of coal lands or claims by the government has been discontinued. Claims of this description must be bought outright. A movement has been set on foot to have the $2,500 voted for the improve nient of the Crow's Nest pass, nmade use of at once. C. Barr has gone into Montana to buy one or two thousand fat wethers for Ford & Stewart, and is expected to return the middle of Aprll. Messrs. Steele & Norris have sold their house, stable and corrals to Mr. Fred. Kanouse. We understand the price paid was a good round sum. The contract is let for a semi-monthly mail between the end of the track and Macleod, to go into operation at once. In the spring this arrangement will be supplemented by a more frequent mail service. Two Indians were brought in from the Blood Reserve on Tuesday, for being connected with the cattle shooting near Slide Out. They are now in the guard room awaiting the arrest of Bad Young Man, who they say did the shooting. The cattle owners in this country and the public will be pleased to know that every case of Indians killing cattle that has been reported to the proper authori ties, has been thoroughly worked up and the offenders caught, which speaks well for the police, more especially when we read of the crimes occurring in a civilized country, and the offenders not being cap tured, although the country, is smaller and the constabulary backed by nearly :25,OO troops. An Indian was brought in from the Blood Rserve on Fridae on a charge of shooting with intent. .it.ppeas that e wanted the blacksmith to do: some thing foB aim, but owing to the absence of some to the bla. k.nth could not tnd toh im. and exli.e him the reason O the diner gofg sonding the siti wenehtpyba the forcibly ejected him. The Indian went to his lodge and getting his gun returned and fired into the rooml, hitting the stove. No one happened to be in the room at the time the shot was fired. He had a preliminary exallmination befr we Major Crozier, who committed hillm to trial. Seeds! Seeds!! We are just in receipt of a large in voice of seeds of all kinds, and are receiving new supply by mail daily. These seeds are warranted fresh and of the finest varieties, insuri ng certain and the best result-. Call and examine be fore purch-asing your supply. T. C. PowEIR & Bno. For Sale ! A ha1'f intere-t it n le_ Novelty in'te, Ranches for Sale. I h]rve a number ,.. ral..',lea in difier ent !,arts of the 'ou)tlrv tributary to Betitotn w\Vlic1h i- l be plur:.ha:-ed( at low figures. JouN WV. DnWE.Y. Cheap Furniture. T. f/. Power & Bro. are sellinir out their furniture at less than cost, ill order to ,-lose (lut their stock n1 this line. They ofte:' speial bargains in lpariE)r suits, cabinet I edsteads. bureaus, wardi robes, etc. An endtless variety of nir rors for sale chleap. Call soon tfor bar gains. Notice. Per,-ons .ro-,si the ullp)er or lower ferry will be re1qu;ired( to pay cashi, as no books will be kept fr,,nii this date. DAVII) G(4. BRO)WNE & ('Co., MI. L. LVN('xci. Denton, 5r. T., Feb,. 19. "" Custom Clothing. Gans & Klein are just in receipt of their spring and sunmmer sample of Cus toni clothing. \Ve have no hesitation in saying that the variety, styles, and qualities surpss anything tlaat we have ever seen in that line, an.l their prices are as low as ready made Clothing. Messrs. G(ans & Klein are atenllts for the well known tailoring firm of Devlin & Co., New York. For Rent. Dwelling house for rent. Apply to (HAS. KEINDALL. For Rent. The lower room of Odd Fellows' hall, on Main street. Dimensions30)x8, with basement S feet high. Terms reasona ble. Apply to JA-MEtS MCDEVITT, Fort lBenton, M. T GRAND UNION HOTEL FORT BENTON. M . T. Open9 d t o1'emnber 2c7, 1SS2. The Leading Hotel of Montana Territory. First Class in all its Appointments.. The Finest and Largest Hotel Building in the West. First-class Accommodations for the Traveling Pub lic. Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers. This house is centrally located, and all coaches arrive at and depart from the door. First-class Bar and Bil liard Room in the house. Charges Reasonable. STEPEEN SPITZLET & CO., Proprietcrs. F. . ROOSEVELT & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS, BENTON, 31. T. The Largest and Best Selected Stock in Montana. A New Stock of Wall Paper just received. We have everything that is new and nice in tine coneisting of a full line of beautiful and elaborate PARLOR CHAIRS, WINDOW AND OORNBR OHAIBB Ebony Erasels, 8my"a and Twrktb Rgs, ,aad . a slr s -vidte PTeLarge.r st an elistr . el IXV ~ ~ ~ '-. ·cs. .srzrs,· NEW STORE. RARE BARCaINS S U.r RII'VER,. r. T.~, Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealers, Dry Coods, Croeeries, Drugs, Classware and Crockery, Wines, Liquors, Tobacco and Cigars, and a complete line of General Merchandise, Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Notions. Etc, HIDES, PELTS AND FURS BOUGHT, '0o ,k, /h ih '. ,Kt' ' ('f' ' i a/-y7. ]Itaq( ý s f I' !i t i " 1i f "(I/, (( to /I , i. ' , .. callo fi f/ior f/ i s 'ch( . 1 t i p(/( *y f te 0't A(. FORD BROTHERS. LUMBER AND SHINGLES! BIg CBASINO MILLS, Fouiir Mile: friomn 1- eed'< r iortM. I. SPLENDID TIMBER. FIRST-CLASS MILL. COMPETENT WORKMEN. AND FAIR PRICES. F1ii1 Mtock Constantly on Hland. Dimension Stuff to Order. W. H. WATSON. s1s. s4! , s18. i Sý . An American Watch, in a 4-oz, SiIverCase,for $18 FULL Y WVARRAN TE.D . (.-.-: Y-. "-'. - -'" initial Sleeve Buttons, ~f - i;I!h:i',` ." made from Montana li WHITE'S Gold, aiw ys in stock. . Sewing Machine. Watches, and orders sent by mail, will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaranteed in every instance, W. C. BAILEY, Helena, M. T: J. H. McKnight & Co. POS TR A RB AND DEALERS IN General M~Grhandise FORT SHAWV, \M. Ti. We are in receipt of l arge and complete stock of good!' , consiti.n, of Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Drugs, Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Wooden Ware, Crockery, Harness, Wool Sacks and Twine, Tents, Wagon Sheets, Agricultural Im plements, to, Agents for Wood's Improved Mowers, Improved Sulky Rakes, Hapgood Plows, and STUDEBAKER WAGONS. We have on hand and to arrive a larger stock than ever pefore. Ranch men and .tock men are re:pectfully avited to examine our goods and prices before purcha'in, elsewhere. 33-tf Broadwater, McCulloh & Co., POST TRADERS, Fort Assinaboine, Montana, Branch House: " Connection: C. A. BROADWATER & CO. Broadwater, McNamara aCO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers, POST TRADERS, WILDER'S LANDINO, - MONTANA. FORT MAINNIS, MOQNTANA. -----EALERS IN General Merchandise, ------ WE CARRY A :L A :ND CO:PLETE STOCK OF ALL M1ERC.AN' J JENARfDlED BYI TRAP F TI'PE TERRITORY.