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It is Said to be a Job of the Northern Pa cific. The Coeur d'Aleiie gold excitement does not seem to inspire quite as much confidence near home as it does abroad. Frank McCarthy, an old time mountain eer from Missoula, being interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune said : "I think the Northern Pacific railroad company are largely interested in get ting up a stampede to the Coeur d'Alene. It is the policy of that company, and from their standpoint probably justifia ble, to fill up the great northwest rapid ly with a population, and probably they know as well as anybody also how to do it." "Have you ever been in that coun try'?" "I first went there in 1865, although as early as 1863 there had been an ex citement raised concerning that country, and many a poor fellow from Oregon and California on that occasion was picked up by the Indians. When I went there it was on a night stamnede, which was a common thing in the early Montana towns. I was accompanied by eight or ten other prospectors. We crossed the mountains from a-point west of Missoula and struck the head of Prichard Gulch. It was a very difficult journey on account of the dense growth of timber which in many places was fall en and piled up so that it was next to impossible for us to get through at all. However, when 've struck the head of Prichard Gulch we found colors, and oc casionally a small piece of coarse gold, together with small pieces of go!: bear ing quartz, some of which showed free gold. We sunk quite a number of holes along the bed of the creek, but found nothing which in those days was consid ered pay dirt. Everywhere we found fine gold such as is found all down the Columbia river, but not in paying quan- tities. After ten weeks of prospecting, we made our way out of the mountains down to Spokane Falls, where we win tered. I was satisfied then, as I am now, that the Coeur d'Alene is not a placer country and I believe the scores of prospectors who have been in there since then, if they had found anything worth their while, would not have re turned. I don't think old prospectors ever desert a good thing in the shape of placer mines." "Has the country ever been prospected for gold ledges that you know of?" "No, I don't think it has. People in Montana have always looked for and ex pected to find placers. The expense and difficulty attending the develop ment of quartz ledges situated in the re mote interior shut off from the advan tages of cheap and rapid transportation, have always caused ledges to be regard ed as valueless, unless they were known to be extremely rich, and their develop ment has ever been regarded as only re motely probable. My trip into the Coeur d'Alene convinced me that some good ledges exist there, and the present stampede will result in their discovery and development." s "Then you think there is more smoke than fire in this hurrah?" "Decidedly; and railroad smoke at that." "How will your friends treat you when you go home for blacking Cceur d' Alene's eye?" "I am not in the business of outfitting miners. I'll sell my butter, eggs, grain and beef to the boys at as high a figure as I can, andtheycan buy mine or stock up with these articles from Minnesota or Oregon, just as they please. I have no ill to say of Coeur d'Alene. I have no doubt that some sort &' a mining country will develop there, but I am not going to bind myself to this rail road racket to disappoint an army of prospectors and miners."' Coach Accident. The Fort Assinaboine coach, en route to this city, met with an unfortunate ac cident on Thursday. Coming down the Crocon-du-Nez hill, the road being cov ered with ice and snpw, the horses ran away and got completely beyond the control of Clark, the driver. Before they had proceeded very far down the hill, going at a reckless pace, the coach overturned and Clark was thrown vio lently to the grounti. He sustained somewhat serious injuries, one of his wrists being strained, together with bruises about his shoulders and side. The horses dragged the coach to the foot of the hill, where, by some means, it was turned right side up again, and af ter circling the bottom awhile the team was caught and brought on to town, the coach being pretty badly wrecked. For tunately there were no passengers, or death in all probability would have been their doom. Clark will probably be laid up a month, and the coach will be driv en out this morning by Sam Herron. The Canadian Pacific in the Rockies. Maj. A. B. Rogers, engineer in chief of the mountain division of the Cana dian Pacific, left St. Paul on the 16th inst. for Montreal. He is on his way to headquarters from the Rocky moun tains, where he has been at work for several months past. The line from Calgary follows the Bow river to within four miles of the summit of the moun tains. It there strikes Bath creek, a tributary of the Bow, and follows it for three miles, when it reaches a little creek tributary to the Bath, and follows it for one mile, which carries the line to the summit. From the summit' it 4e seends in a westerly course, strikinag e east fork of the Kicking Horse at about three miles from the summit. It then follows the east fork and the main: Krei ing Horse to the Columbia, river, and skirts its banks for a distance ot thirty miles in a northwesterly diretion, till it reaches a tributary called Beaver creek. From thisitase.eds in a south erly direction Afte~n miles, and follow a branch westerly -to the summit of theI okies known as Rogers' pass.. It thet rs ii a westery direction dwn tie Colu a. rosses the river at eand mresn scenl of 400 f es from mil l dewn by t`, gle river to the bhuswap 1lp Kes. i:rom the lakes it follows down the Thompson river to Kamloops and Savona's ferry, the end of the work being built by the Dominion government. The track is now laid to within fifteen miles of the summit of the Rockies, and will be there before the end of the pres ent month. There is nothing that will be encountered in the construction of the whole line which will necessarily prevent its completion by the end of the year 1885. The length of the whole line from Winnipeg to Port Moody will not exceed 1,480 miles. The distance from Ogden, on the Union Pacific, to Oak land, the terminus of the Central Paci fic, is 1,916 miles. Winnipeg is fifty miles further west than Ogden, making the Canadian Pacific route nearly 400 miles shorter from Winnipeg to the coast than. the other. When completed the Canada line will have hundreds of miles shorter on the Pacific from China and Japan, and hundreds of miles short er on the Atlantic, saving, in fact, 1,000 miles over the San Francisco and New York route, between China and Liver pool. The discharge of men upon the mountain work, the major said, was nothing more than is made everywinter. Rapid Growth and Prosperity of Sun River While stopping over here for the past few days I have been struck by the rapid growth and improvement, both in busi ness and increase of the number of buildings, shops, and in fact all im provements which tend to form a busy and flourishing town. From a moderate sized Montana town of a year or less ago, it has developed into one of the most promising places I have observed in many years of travel and acquaint ance in the western territories. From my friends John Largent and George Steell, the former owners of the entire townsite, I ascertained that property which had long remained dormant had, for the past three months, enjoyed quite a boom, from which they had reaped the harvest, while, at the same time they sold, thirty days ago, at prices which to the purchasers at that time have afforded a handsome profit in the way of re-sales. Sales of real estate are of daily occur rence. On one day of last week John Largent sold to John Steinbrenner, of Helena, two lots for $750; to John Drew, of Fort Shaw, three lots for $1,050, and to B. Hepner, of Helena, one lot for $300-making his sales upon that one day $2,100. Geo. Steell sold during the few days of my sojourn,-three lots to J. H. McKnight, of Fort Shaw, for $650; to Dr. Newman, the resident physician, eight lots for $975; to Henry F. Rowles, seven lots for $800; to L. S. Wells, six lots for $750; to John Donnelly, three lots for $425; to Wellington Quail, three lots for $550, and was informed that Has tie & Blossom had purchased from him one lot, 22 feet front, adjoining Dyas & Murray's store, for $850, this latter price being the highest ever paid for property here. All this speaks well for the prosperity and future of Sun River. A large stone brewery is now in process of construc tion upon the property of Geo. W. Wie gand, on the outskirts of the town. Mr. Thomas Tweedy, the architect, is kept busy furnishing plans and specifications for stores and buildings to be erected the coming spring. F. R. S. SUN RIVER, November 19, 18183. From Wednesday's Daily. A Malicious Statement. The head of the firm of Reed & Com pany left Barker the last of September and at last accounts was in Iowa. He is not blamed for recent transactions by the men so much as J. H. Emory-broth er of the Emory of Tillinghast & Com pany and secretary of the smelting com pany-who seems to have been guilty of deliberate fraud. Notwithstanding the fact that he must have known the con dition of affairs he kept open the store .and continued to issue his personal checks, which he knew were worthless, up to within two hours of his leaving the camp. There is great indignation expressed toward him and a rope has been prepared which Mr. Graham is quite positive will be used on him if he makes his appearance in Barker for some time to come. The foregoing, which, among other reckless statements, appeared in the Record last evening, is a malicious mis representation and does the greatest in justice to Mr. Emery. If the latter is sued checks up to the time he left the camp, and it is probable he did, it is safe to say the idea of fraud never entered his mind. On the night the RIVER PRESs received the dispatch announc ing the ,assignment of Tillinghast & Co., of Chicago, a courier was at once sent to Clendenin to inform Mr. Emery of the fact and that gentleman immedi diately made his preparation to come to Benton. He did not then know that the failure of Tillinghast & Co would affeet the smelting company and much less the firm of F. W. Reed & Co., . of which he is a member. Upon his arrival here he was forced to make an assignment, so that his transactions at Barker can not in any sense be considered fraudulent. The RIVER PRESS is in full sympathy with the citizens of Clendenin and sin cerely trusts that such an arrangement will be perfected as will insure them against loss, but it is only justice to Mr. Emery that this statement of the case should be made. Living Witnesses. The hundreds of hearty and healthy looking men n land children.that have beet. fixedof bikness,. tain and .de by Parker's -trger Toie ar~~theb b.t evidoees in the world of its terlingmert a~nd worth. You will 1afn swc in a.int every corn B.w Yu Leae. T ere at ideSry ' life For the River Press. A Reminiscence of James A. Garfield. In the fall of 1876, during the Hayes Tilden campaign, Gen. James A. Gar field visited a little country town in the Western Reserve, Ohio, with the inten tion of speaking upon the issues of the day that evening. As was his usual custom, he stopped at my father's place, and before dinner became quite deeply interested in a bound volume of Har per's Weekly, prolific with Nast's car toons of the Greeley campaign. One illustration, representing the ambitious Tribune editor with his foot held fast in a cleft stump, quoting the words, "Who ever says this is a stump is a poltroon, a liar and a horse thief," particularly amused him. It was beautiful weather; the early frosts had clothed the maples in gar ments of gold and purple, and under the chestnut trees a rich harvest awiited the lovers of such winter cheer. The general proposed a walk, and in com pany with my sister we went down the lane into the pasture field, where two large chestnut trees stood. There were some nuts on the ground, but more on the tree, and our future president pro posed to climb the tree and shake them off if I would "boost" him up to the first limb. I "boosted" him up; he climbed to the very top, and soon a shower of brown nuts came rattling down. Then des'cending, he managed to creep out, somehow, on a very long limb, and after giving it a vigorous shaking, tried to get back again, but in vain. Somehow there was no hand hold, and he must either risk a fall or jump. Recalling the Greeley cartoon, he said, "Whoever says I cannot get down is a poltroon, a liar and a horse thief," and then "cooning" the limb until it began to bend, he grasped it as far out as he could reach and swung off, his weight springing the bough so that his feet nearly touched the ground, where he dropped in safety. "There," said he, "if Sammy Tilden ever gets on as firm a basis as this he will have to coon the limb and drop from a great deal higher than that." Poor Garfield! Another four years saw him the nation's choice, only to be struck down by the assassin's hand in the very morning of his administration, but his memory will ever remain green in the minds of his people, who saw him rise from a college student to chief magistrate of the American republic. A WESTERN RESERVE OY. High quality in wheat can only be obtained where there is sufficient heat in summer for its perfect elacoration. There is nothing that will take the place of sunshine. In this respect the climate of the United States is far better for the production of wheat of high qual ity than that of Great Britain. The best wheat years in England are the dryest and hottest. With "high farming" there is nothing which the English wheat grower so much dreads as a moist sum Iner. Could he be always sure of an ' American summer he could calculate on obtaining an average yield of not less than forty bushels per acre, and of the highest quality. But should he make L his land rich enough to produce a heavy i crop ing dry season, and a moist and Cool summer should ensue, his wheat will all be laid and not yield half a crop. So far as the summer climate is con cerned, the American wheat grower has everything that he can desire.. This is the climate for high farming. From a Grateful Woman. CHICAGO, Ill., January 1, 1883. Mr. S. 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