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THE RIVER PRESS.
BI'iE ! F AOlRllft: One olumn, 1 year ............................... 17 ". tmeat.Le......................100o . , " ye ............................. Half Ooiumn, l year ... ..................... 100 ." 6 months ..................... 75 .. . .......................40 One-ThirdColumn, lyear........................ 80 " 6 menths .................. 45 " S months .................. 3 Quarter Column, 1 year...................... . 6 months .................. 40 '" 8 months ..................... Three inchese l year ................... ............ o 6" months ........................... s S months .......................... Qs Professional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year .............. 15 Rates for Transient Advertisements given at ef.ice. WILLIAM H. HUNT. Judge William H. Hunt, United States Minister to Russia, whose death was reported in our dispatches yesterday morning, was born in Charleston, S. C., in June, 1825. His father was an En glishman, who emigrated to this coun try from the West Indies. His mother, Miss Gaillard, was a sister of John Gail lard, who was for nineteen years a sen ator from South Carolina, and for a time president of the senate. Judge Hunt was educated at a grammer school in New Haven, Conn., and was a member of the class of 1842 at Yale. He was al ways distinguished in college for his ability, beloved for his disposition and admired for his scholarship. His pov erty broke up his college career before graduation, and he went to New Or leans, where his brothers had moved, driven out of South Carolina by the I states rights doctrines of Calhoun. The £ Hunts were whigs, and William H., at I an early age, found himself the presi dent of the Junior Clay club in New c Orleans-an organization numbering I over one thousand in the famous Clay campaign. After studying law with his brother for two years he was admitted to prac tice in Louisiana and soon stepped to the front. He studied hard and gained a reputation for ability and oratorical power. He gradually rose in distinc tion at the bar in the south until he stood at its very head. It is said of him that in his time but few were his equals in knowledge of commercial law; and he was famous for his pleading powers. He was earnest, vigorous, learned. He practiced his profession with a full sense of its highest duties, and he loved the science of the law. His name is identi fied with the greatest cases tried in Lou isiana for years before the supreme court. Judge Hunt believed that "politics was the successful ending, not beginning of a lawyer's career," and he declined many public honors to remain in pro fessional life. His commission as chief justice of his state was sent him, but he returned it. He refused to be U. S. cir cuit judge, and several times declined to be U. S. attorney. During the war times he was loyal to the Union, at a sacrifice of social position and at a risk of incurring the odium of all sympa thizers of the rebe'lion. At the close of the war he assumed a prominent posi tion in the republican prrty, which he always maintained. He was the unani mous choice of his party for the U. S. senate for weeks of balloting and was only defeated by the fusion of the legis lature, which by a bare majority elected a democrat. He declined to be candi date for governor, and aftes much per suasion consented to become a candidate for attorney general, a position he then held by appointment. President Hayes, after tendering him several positions, nominated him for judge of the court of claims inl 1877-a position he accepted as a fitting conclusion of his thirty-five years' active practice. In 1881, Garfield nominated him for secretary of the navy. He was interested in the success of the service, and zealously labored with congress to build a new navy. While in Garfield's cabinet Judge Hunt made many new friends, and was a clo3e and trusted friend of the president. He knew Garfield well, and was devot edly attached to him-none felt his death more keenly. In April, 1882, President Arthur relieved him as secre tary of the navy, and nominated him for minister to Russia, where he has been ever since. He served with honor and credit abroad, and was regarded as a type of the best American statesmen. Judge Hunt, although fhe enjoyed a lucrative practice, was a poor man. His dependencies were numerous, and his whole life filled with acts o. Emst un selfish generosity. He was a is a t. tiona$, high-minded mani, whose.u standard throughout; life -was; ho"er and integrity;" and of ll' men:inpub. lie life none have brorne `~4:. .i esteem of all classes, and .t. Iir yei for purity of character. He 4itbe service of his country, wbi =h 3`ilved.; most fervently, and to wh h, to return. ea leaves a iw children. f - 4&86tes representhe t tring Industry In th is I ng" no longer, x4> ind n er i4 -tip THE House is considering the pleuro pneumonia bill, which is drawing out a lengthy 4t ssilon. A AM.ANA stockman just returntd from ~owasays that the state is full. of Montana stockmen, who are buying, everything froth a calf to an old cow, to ship west this coming spring. THE latest rumor is to the effect that the committee on public lands will re port to congress in favor of forfeiting all lands of the Northern Pacific which were earned after 1878. This would take away all of the grant west of the Missouri river. WARDEN COEEL of the Montana pen itentiary, in a letter to the Independent, denies that the prisoners are cruelly or inhumanly treated at that institution, and completely knocks the support from the article of a former correspondent of that paper, doubtless one of the pris oners. A GOOD many squatters are settling on claims in the northern part of the Na tional Park, as a bill now before con gress will make the northern boundary about five miles further south. A fine four-foot vein of coal has been found in this strip, and is now being developed 3y a party of men. THE democratic national convention will be held at Chicago July 8, and not n June, as first announced. There is a rospect that the territories will have a mall voice in the convention this time, is the committee recommended that 'ach territory send two delegates, the onvention to determine whether or iot they are to have seats. GEORGE H. FRYER, one of Colorado's best known mining men, from whom the celebrated Fryer Hill, of Leadville, derives its name, died at Denver recent ly fFom an overdose of morphine ad ministered by his own hand. Two years ago he was worth half a million his extravagance and liberality to his friends caused his financial ruin. THE latest theory advanced for the new disease amongst the French mar quis' sheep is that of "dirt poisoning." It seems that pilgrim sheep will take to eating dirt when tired of rustling for bunch grass, and when the earth con tains much alkali, death is almost cer tain to ensue, with symptoms similar to those described as affecting De Mores' band. SECRETARY LINCOLN reports to con gress that nearly $2,500,000 are needed immediately in appropriations for the improvement of rivers and harbors. Of this large amount the Missouri river is expecting the snug little sum of $270, 000. We hope that congress will give the "Big Muddy" all it asks for and that most of the money will be spent on the upper river. f CHINA has the largest wall in the - world, and the United States will soon have the glory of owning the longest fence. This is to be made of wire, and run across the Texas pan handle, and 3 west into New Mexico. This wire bar rier will follow the general course of the Canadian river for about 200 miles, and is to be utilized in keeping the more northern cattle from drifting south on to the Texan range. SOME much needed rustling is being done by the Canadian Pacific to induce immigration into the Northwest terri tory. A colony of 2,000 Swedish farm ers is expected soon from the old coun try, the railroad paying their passage. The men have contracted to work for the Canadian Pacific next summer, take part of their pay in lands and then be bome permanent settlers. God save a country that you have to hire people to live in. THE new timber culture act intro duced in congress provides that ten acres of timber must be planted and kept in a good, healthy condition for eight years in order to secure a patent for the quarter section, or five acres of timber for eighty acres or less. Land once entered under this act canin be relinquished and then pre-empted or entered as a homestead, but will have to be taken as a tree claim undler any sub squent entry ' ntiktftonal greeniback convention will beid at Indianapolis June 24th, for the :purposQ of nomintting candi d~ate r presi4met and vice-presipdent, why Ill be sat down on hard at the . ... ,. .. the same as he lo,;:ta . the . reeabakier invite to ee two delegates. 1W Iake thditd oneidresta ll find m___ convention. Sberews aie all st fter green St4 i y *lth that name we oo yield c6,74000 th S;hetr, = CLOTHING = We wish to inform our Customers and the general Public that our stock of FALL and WINTER CLOTHING FOR MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN IS NOW COMPLETE, WE ARE PREPARED TO SHOW YOU THE LARGEST STOCK IN STYLISH DRESS AND BUSINESS SUITS, OVERCOATS, ULSTERS AND ULSTERETTES IN THE MARKET, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND PERFECT FITTING GARMENTS ARE THEREFORE GUARANTEED. Our Stock of Racoon, Buffalo, Lynx, and Wild Cat Overcoat. is full and complete, In Gloves, Mittens, Fur Caps, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Arctics, Snow Excluders, Monitors, Rubber Boots, Rubber and Oil Clothing, Wool Boots, German Socks., and Home-made Socks, we have a large assortment. OUR STOCK OF GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS Is very large and has been selected with special care; it embraces all the novelties of the season. WE HAVE IN BLANKETS, QUILTS, LAP ROBES AND DUCK CLOTHING (LINED AND UNLINED) FULL AND COMPLETE LINES. W~ ALL OF THE ABO VE-NAMED GOODS HA VE BEEN MARKED LO WJ DO W~. QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS WILL WIN THESE HARD TIMES!! SW Come and See us. Orders by mail or exprte s will receive careful and prompt attention. ,g Front St.. Fort Benton. M. T. NATHAN, --------~-, M: T o 000,000; Yellow Jacket, - $15,000,000; - Crown Point, $20,000,000; Belcher, $25, 0s 000,000; Overman, $13,000,000; Imperial, $2,500,000. All of these properties were owned at one time by H. T. Paige Com stock, a prospector, who died in poverty and whose last resting place does not even possess a stone to tell the passing stranger the name of him whose re r mains lie there. THE proposed bill for a newspaper 0 copyright has for its champion the in ' fluential Henry Watterson, and he is bound to make something of a stir, whether he succeeds or not. This bill l will prohibit all copying or purloining e by one paper from another of any article of news within twenty-four hours after r the same is published. After this time - the articles are to be public property for the scissors-and paste pot of any editor, 1 same as they are now. This will encou rage newspaper managers to pay a good price for important news, as they will be protected against having it imme diately filched from them by their less enterprising contemporaries. i WESTERN office holders are all torn up this winter from various reasons, and there is a good show for some more broken down eastern politicians to se cure an honorable position with a good salary attached in the far west. Mitch ell, of the Duluth land office, has been shelved by the unearthing of certain blasphemous, Ingersoll utterances in the Duluth Tribune of some six years ago. Like Bradlaugh, of England, Mitchell has found out that you must believe in the orthodox religious views of the day or else keep your mouth shut if you want to hold office. Gov..Ord way will, probably have a successor, as the "capital location" imbroglio has turned all Dakota, except Bismarck, against him. Palmer's appointment for the vacant judgeship is also hotly con tested on the same grounds. THE editor of the Kootenai Courier, Mark Musgrove, is now at St. Paul. He is full and running over with Coeur d'Alene news, and the pumps of the city reporters are hard at work on .their willing victim. - This is a genuine case of "Barkis is willing," as Musgrove is decidedly in favor of a gigantic stam-' pede to the new mines, and especially that part of it which will go by Rath drum. He travels well fixed to catch the lead pencil and note book of the sus ceptible reporter, as he carries golden nuggets picked up at random in the new Eldorado, from the size of a :mustard seed to that of a pigeon's egg, and worth all the way from $1 to $100. No wonder the Northern Pacifice offlicialsseat foar Mark to p lve the crowds in the eastern cities some reliable it~formation about the country. The railro:ad will bo re warded for thle generous deed by well illep trains rolling wesatward with their leads of over-sangilne anid deluded for tune hunte level to the20foo level tii the Lexint brokethe Ietl~, oltM b·~~d BAKER & DeLORIMIER, / MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T.,*"" Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 44 NOTIONS, , " Hosiery, Corsets, Gloves, " FANCY TOILET ARTICLES, ./41 LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S *** ," SUITS AND SHOES ," MILLINERY, / . ETC., ETC., ETC. / /*" '"`"" "" CARPETS, .. . SHADES, "-WALNUT and EBONY POLES "'"" Adjustable Cornices, Stair Rods, 6."'AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF House Furnishing Goods ,w"*'Agents for all kinds of Sewing Mfachines. Broadwater, IMcCulloh & Co,, POST TRA /ERDS, -----aEnhLERS ENN General Merchnandise, Broadw ate, Mc uIoh&. Co3 •on~ •, Oenu;~gctteu:.1