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THE RIVER PRESS.
Published every Wednesday morning by the River Press Publishing Company. JERRY COLLINS. W. J. HARBER. Editors and Managers. A11 letters and communicationecontaining matter in ended for publication in this paper, should be addressed o "The River Press," and the naees of the writer muet be given to insure attention. Local advertisements twill be inserted in these columns at the rate qf .f teen cents per line from transient and ten cents per tine from regular advertisers. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1S84. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The Republicans of Montana will meet, by their delegates, in a Territorial Republican Conven tion at Bozeman, on the 2d day of May, 1884, at twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing two delegates and two alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention, to be held at Cnicago, June 3d, 1884, to nominate candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. The several counties of the Territory will be en titled to representation in the Territorial Republican Convention as follows, to wit: Beaverhead. three delegates. Choteau. two delegates. Cus'er, four delegates. Daw-on, one delegate. Deer Lodge, four delegates. Gallatin, seven delegates. Jefferson, four delegates. Lewis and Clarke, seven delegates. Madison, four delegates. Meagher, live delegates. Missoula, three delegates. Silver Bow, ten delegates. Yellowstone, two delegates. The County Republican Committees of the several counties will proceed to call County Conventions in their respective counties to elect delegates and alter nate delegates from each of said eatnties to the Territorial Convention hereby called. It is desirable that sunffcient notice of such County Conventions be given, and the Territorial Republi can Committee respectfully advises that the said County Conventions beheld at some time during the last ten days of April, but such date should be fixed therefor as, after giving due notice to the Repub licans of the counties, will be most convenient. 'To the end that all counties in the Territory, remote from or near to the place of holding the Territorial Convention, shall have opportunity to be represented therein fairly, and to prevent any extraneous inter ference with the deliberate desires of the Republi cans of each county, the following rules have been prescribed by former conventions for the govern ment of the Republican Territorial Conventions in the Territory of Montana: 1. Delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected in the future to Territorial Conventions, and in the event of the failure of a delegate to attend the alternate delerate shall cast, the vote of the delegate whose alternate he is. 2. In the absence of a delegate and his alternate sa majority of the delegates from that county shat cast the vote of the abe~htee. 3. In the absence of all the delegates and alter nate delegates from any county, no vote shall be cast for such county. 4. In the county in which the Territorial Conven tion shall be held, when any delegate and his alter nate delegate are absent, there shall be no vote cast in their behalf. 5. Delegates and alternate delegates must be Re publican residents of the county which they repre sent. So many circumstances conspire to make political action during the present year of great cnnsequence to the Territory and the Republic at large, that the committee expresses the hope that there will be full, free and deliberate action by the Republicans in tht ir primary meetings and at their political conventions. By order of the Republican Territorial Committee. M. A. MEYENDOBF, W. F. SANDERS, Secretary. Chairman. Republican, County Convention. A Republican County Convention for Choteau County is hereby called to meet at the City Hall, Fort Benton, M. T., on Saturday, April 26th, 1884, aN two o'clock. p. m., to select delegates to the Republican Territorial Convention at Bozeman, May $d. The several precincts of the county will be entitled to representation as follows: Precint. No. Poling Place. Fort Benton ........ 15 .................CityRall Sun River .......... 3 ...........H. B. Strong's Wilders Landing ... 1 .........R. A. Richie's Clagget ............ 2 ......G. R. Norri's&Co.'s Marias ............... ..........Mose Soloman's Lower Teton........ 3 .....Capt. Nelse's Ranch Dupuyer ...........1 .........Julian Burd's Fort Conrad ......... 1 ........Willard Schultz's Highwood .......... 2 ............ 'chool House Shonkin ........ ..... 1 ..........School Hons Arrow Creek ...... 1 ......... .John Steel's Great Falls 1............John Wood's Sand Coulee ........ 1 ...............J. T. Lee's Belt Creek Bridge .... 1 .............C Y. Lacy's 28 Mile Springs ...... 1 .......... A. J. Vance's Old Agency .......... 3 .......Garrett & Gibson's The primary meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates in the several precincts as above designated, will be held on Saturday, April 19, 1884. It is recommended that in pursuance to established custom only delegates and the alternates of absent delegates be entitled to vote in the Convention T. A. CU~xxxxs, MAX WATERMAN. Secretar?. Chairman. SU~il RIVER AND THui RAILROAD. We see that the Sun River Sun anta gonizes Mr. J. J. Hill and suggests that he Ls not the right man to stand at the lial of the Helena & Fort Benton rail road enterprise. The reason alleged is~ that he would be inclined to adopt the Missouri river route and give Sun River the go by. 2iow we think the Sun4 is unwives 1r raising such opposition. Mr. Hill can have no motive in seeking to injure Sun River. It seems to us that if he would look to his true interest he would want the road to conie through that miagnifi cent valley, go as to make it in a way tributary to his coming city at the falls. There is no comparison betweew the upper Missouri and Sun river valleys, the latter being far in the lead in, every respect, and as railroad down Suzt river valley to Great Falls, as we look at it, would be a powerful factor in buld~ing up the latter place. Whether the ripad is built by Mr. Hill or somebodly else, what may be consid ered the most available route wifl be~ adopted. The distance, cost of construe Utin, xesources of the countryr tapped, ~stc., will all beco~nsidered anrdipon the report o the engineems wil depend what route wtlt fina~lly be ado~pte4L *It doe% not matter a pliarlel*e he~t*d Mr. Rllt or Mr. fla *ser or }tr, iadl te headof t3e enterrs-ians la Th~eI rk'wi#r route mys be Sun, instead of antagonizing Mr. Hill, Who is most lkel -to be the mnin stay of the project, devote its columns to the work of showing that the gun river route is the most available one. In this way it will be doing a service for its town, but it will not do any good by decrying Mr. Hill. IT is estimated that 100 persons have been killed in Colorado the past winter by snow slides-and not a single one in Montana. THE discussion of the tariff question will soon begin in the house, and then the coinage of republican capital will begin in earnest. IT will be a good many years before there is another "fusion" ticket in Fort Benton. The "kick" has settled that question effectually. A MASS meeting has been called in Cincinnati to indorse the municipal re form ticket and movement. What that city needs is an administration that will see to it that a mob does not again succeed in painting the town red. STANDARD OIL Payne is coming quietly to the front as a democratic can didate for president. It would be just like the democracy to nominate a pro nounced protectionist after yelling them selves hoarse for "tariff reform" during the past three years. IT has been noticed in Washington that all the deaths which have taken place among members of the house dur ing the .sessions since the forty-fifth congress, on both the republican and democratic side, have been from the middle or fourth Pow. That row has, therefore, been called "Fatality Row." F. JAY HAYNES, the famous north western landscape photographer, has secured a lease of ten acres of ground for ten years in the National Park at a location somewhere near one of the gey ser basins-which we have not learned. He will establish a headquarters there for the photography of the park, which his already largely contributed to his famae and fortune. THE cost of maintaining the Brooklyn bridge is about $280,000 a year, and the interest on the bonds nearly $1,000,000 a year. Reckoning last year's earnings at $521,510 it will be seen that the, con cern is running more than $750,000 be hind annually. To pay its way it must increase its daily earnings by about $2,200, and to do this the cars must carry some 42,000 more passengers every day than they do now. IT is stated. that the emperor has con sented to the retirement of Bismarck from the Prussian ministry; and that Von Puttkamer will succeed Bismarck as premier. The National Gazette says Bismarck's probable withdrawal from the Prussian ministry is due to a con flict with Puttkamer, vice president of the cabinet and. ministry, who. is sup ported by the other ministers. Other advices attribute the prince's retirement to his desire to devote more time to the the affairs of the empire. A NEW YORK special of the 26th ult. says: Following the surprising declar ation of the Commercial Advertiser last. night in favor of Arthur's renomination, the Mail and Express announces a simi lar preference so-night. This " paper, heretofore democratic, says that it is now independent, and regards it as its duty to expose and denounce unfair, malicious and unprincipled journalism that has been pursuing one of the best administrations the federal government ever- ejoyed. `While disclaiming inter est in the fertunds of goiticians, it ut ters a warning that a couiitry that does not appreciate and reward a good ad ministration will not long enjoy one. THE example of Gov. Irwin of Idaho in returning hbis salary to the treasury has been imitated by Gen. Charles H. Grosvenor of Ohio, who returns to the government $i ,75 which he recently received under the arrears of pensions act. Gen. Groseior. ys he does not feel himself justly entitled to the money, but does not want it credited to the con science fund. It is therefore placed among what is knewn as "miscellaneous 'eceint4" A g mat iayf pgbple have received as large, and in some cases large~r anya than this under the arrears ot pensione aAe who ar not so rnch en titled to the money, as Gen. Grosvenor was a gallant soldier, and carries with hi . wounds which testify to his Botembrappm nye mns county .othe apse- of ten ing the erection of seventy-five or one hundred ovens in which to coke. the product of the mines. Thorough exper iments have fully demonstrated the Bozeman company's coal to be readily convertible into coke for smelting and other purposes. The machinery for the ovens is already purchased and en route. Should the reiult of the present enter prise be satWttory1 the capacity of the coking zpparatus will be so increased as to supply, Utah and Idaho as *well as Montana. In each of the thre terri tories the coke, of which a vast quantity is usedhas to be imported from Penn sylvania. THE following portion of an interview with a Mandan than by a Minneapolis Journal representative shows in a mark ed way the importance of river trans portation in securing low freight tariffs: The immigrants who are coming to the territory this year are bringing more money with them than those who came before, and this is telling on the im provements. The commerce of the ter ritory is rapidly improving, and Minne apolis jobbers will have to be on the lookout or Chicago will capture the whole trade. Heavy contracts are al ready made for the transportation of Chicago freight from Pierre to points along the river, and at present freight rates, goods can be laid down at Mandan from Chicago for about one half what it costs to ship them from Minneapolis. A large amount of capital is going into the river transportation business, and it is exceedingly profitable in competition with present rates by rail. Mandan has organized a steamboat company, which will do a heavy carrying trade during the coming season. COLORAIM ' representative, Mr. Bel ford, has introduced in congress a bill to tax cattle feeding on the public domain. It provides, in substance, as follows: First-That the grazing of the public lands shall be leased without price to the state or territory in which it is situ ated for all time, or so long as the lands are the property of the government and no longer. Second-That the state or territory may charge and collect a grazing fee of not more than ten cents per head per year for all cattle and horses, and not more.than two cents per head for sheep. Third-That the rentage so collected shall be applied to the building and maintaining of school houses, colleges, asylums, and other institutions of learn ing, or homes for the afflicted, as the state or territory may direct. Fourth-That said grazing lease shall be no barrier to the disposal of the pub lic domain, but when any piece or pair cel of land shall be disposed of by sale, grant or homestead, then such piece or parcel shall be released from such lease, and no sooner. MiR. WATTERrEOWS threat. to read those democrats lout of the party who do not fall in and.support the Morrison tariff bill is the cause of considerable "feeling" in the party. Some are dis posed to question Mr. Watterson's au thority to decide who shall not remain democrats. Others get angry and threaten retaliation. The philosopher protectionist of the Sun is humorously moved to tell a little story as follows: A Tin Can once succeeded in getting itself attached, by several frank and in genious boys, to the tail of a fine Dog. The Dog started for Chicago. The Tin Can started, too. They fared along to gether, not without considerable dis comfort and apprehension on the part of the head of the procession. The Tin Can, being empty, made much noise as it rattled over the rubble; and at last the Dog, slightly turning his head, re marked in a mildly remonstrating voice: "It strikes mne you are a good deal of a nuisance on an expedition of this sort." Whereupon the Tin Can reddened al most to the color of the tomatoes it had formerly contained, and retorted with some heat, "The sooner the break conies the better. I hereby read you out of the Animal Kingdom !" Outlook HIppeful. MINNEAPOLIS, April 2.- The Jour nal's Bismarck special says: The river is falling steadily. The Northern.Paci fic tracks on the west side are uncover ed and being repaired. The, gorge still clings to the east shore, but the channel is almost clear.. Buford reports long fields of heavy ice and some fear is felt here for that, but the outlook is more hopeful. For Blamie. NEWPORT, Pa., April 3.-The republi can convenfien of the eighteenth con gressional district, representing Hunt-. ington, Juniata, Fulton, Franklin, Perry and Snyder counties, have elected a Blaine delegate to the state conven tion. Credentials were not given to t1 e delegates Sntil they signed a written pledge to support Blaine for the presi dential nomination. Pc April 4.--The republican convention of the .ad congresslunal dis triot -dayy elected. delegates to the nat lonal republican cproention instruct -1 to supportliane. PHILADELPHIA, App" 3.-The Del* iere counter rep ~lienhncoq4t pt o hass instructed for Blailie and Linao n. The Silver Dollarst NEw Yone , Apil 3.At lavge uWest ingla the prodce& Srnge . Bod er the quni ghoftali e a memor Sa that iabr to con fie fofr ? X &I breaot .i-. .,eu TELEGRAPHIC. Au Ocean Steamer Reported Sunk Near Halifax and 130 Lives Lost. John Chinaman to be Excluded from British Columbia--The Railroad Conference in Boston--Lynch Law in Mississippi. Marine Disaster. BOSTON, April 4.-It is reported here that the steamer Daniel Steinmann, from Antwerp March 35th for New York .via Halifax, was lost of the latter port together with 130 lives. HALIFAX, April 4.-The steamer Dan iel Steinmann, from Antwerp for this part, is reported sunk off Sombro, about twenty miles from this port. She struck during last night and only nine men are so far reported to have reached land out of 140 who were on board. HALIFAX, April 5.-The latest regard ing the wrecked steamer Daniel Stein mann, is to the effect that of a crew of 39 and eight passengers, only nine were saved-the captain, five sailors, and three passengers. They are still on Sembro island, a short distance from the main land. Owing to the heavy sea prevailing, the survivors are not likely to reach the main land till noon to-morrow, so no further particulars of the disaster can be learned at present. Another Marine Disaster. PHILADELPHIA, April 4.-A cable dispatch announces the loss of the bark Alba, from Copenhagen. It is presumed that many miners were on board and lost. Congressional Notes. WASHINGTON, April 4.-The mem bers of the ways and means committee say that an effort will be made next week to begin the consideration of the tariff bill. The committee on post offices and post roads reported favorably on the bill to amend the postal laws, which is intend ed to prevent the establishment of pri vate post offices. The house committee on post offices and post roads by a vote of 8 to 2 adopt ed the following resolution : That it is the sense of this committee that it is ex pedient for the government either to construct a postal telegraph system, or purchase the existing telegraph lines. Representative Maybury was instruct ed by the house committee on judiciary to pi epare an adverse report on the joint resolution proposing a consti:utional amendment to confer the right of suff rage on women. The Tariff Bill. WASHINGTON, April G.-It has been understood among the leaders of the majority in the house that an effbrt will be made on Wednesday to bring up the tariff bill. Morrison said to-day. he be lieved that no attempt would be made to consider the measure until Randall returned from the Pennsylvania demo cratic state convention, which meets on Wednesday. The members of the ways and means conmnittee express the opin ioh that the discussion will not begin before next week. Chinese Not Wanted. OTTAWA, April 4.-W. C. Smith, the premier of British Columbia, telepraph ed the provincial secretary yesterday not to allow the 500 Chinese who are daily expected, to land in the province. The Smith bill recently passed by the legislature gives the government power to prohibit Chinese immigration, and he intends to exercise it until the bill is dis allowed by the Dominion government. Railroad Conference. BosToN, April 4.-The Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy and the Uniotn Pacific railroad conference was in session two hours to-day, and at the close it was an nounced that nothing was being accom plished, and that the chairman would call another meeting next week. It is denied that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road gave the ultimatum that the tripartite agreement must be -bro ken up. Travel Arrangements. NEW YORK, April 5. - Trunk lines have agreed to carry delegates and visit ors to the republican and democratic national conventions in Chicigo at one unlimited fare for the round trip from the principal points along their lines. Big Land Purchase. GALVESTON, April 6.-The San An lonlo News special says that Col. Breek enridge, president of the First National Bank of San Antonio, has closed the purchase of 25,000,000 acres of land in Mexico. Lynched. NEW O1LEANS, April 4.-;The Times DemocratsMagnolin Miss.) apecial says that George Lee, colored, aged 19 yeahs, was arrested in McComb City to-day for assaulting a child four years fold, and lodged in jail. About midnight a h:. f over 100 men cae to t~he jailtautl at knee took him outie th ity n h tig invitedtp preside the th meei to be held here under the auspces of Bold cre of bothk arms. 1% t w04 t~aiseatfund t0.bhat , boi4 r f 4 4 ion go ; yea d ther movemetsnt sxr' lý.t cept the position of presiding officer if I *ts able to do so. You may rely on mn ;however, for rendering all the aid I can' in carrying out the designs of the mee ing. ______ Accident on the Rail. SCRANrON, Pa., April 3.-Seven Au tro-Polanders who were looking br work were struck by a backing engine to-day and five of them were killed( one lost an arm, and one escaped unhurt Dismembered heads and limbs were scattered over the road for many rods around. - Articles Signed. CHICAGO, April 3.-Jacob Schaeffer and George F. Slosson signed articles of Lgreement to-day for two games of lil. liards to be played here May 12 and 25 The first game for the balk line chain: plonship and $500 a side, the seconm the championship and the loser of the first game to have the option of miiaking it $1,000 a side. Another Vicim. CINCINNATI, April 3.- Alfred Ho J. kins, another victim of the riots, died to-day. This brings the death roll uII to fifty-one. He was an old captain and pilot on the river. The Cincuiunati trades assembly to-night passed a vote of thanks to the veteran regiment who refused to go to the defense of the niur. derers in the jail. Advance in Price. CHICAGO, April 3.-At a meeting of the barbed wire manufacturers to-day they advanced the price of wire 10 per cent. This is the second advance with in sixty days. Fire at a Depot. CHARLOTTE, N. C., April 3.-To-night the freight and passenger depots at Rock Hill were burned, also a cotton platform and a hundred bales of cotton the Western Union telegraph otlice, . carload of lumber, and a carload of guano. The cotton belonged to J. M. Ivey. Most of the property had been insured. Disastrous Fire. ST. Louis, April 6.-The Am-gust Gast Lithograph Co., at 217 'nd 219, Pine street, was burned down to-night. The loss of stock and machinery amounted to $90,000: insurance $85,000. Loss on building $40,000; insurance $35,000. It, is believed that two workmen were burnt to death. Boiler Exploded. CLEVELAND, April 6.-The tug Peter Smith left here saturday night for Tol edo with two lighters iii tow. About 8 o'clock this morning, while off Toledo, the Vermillion exploded her boiler, by which two men were killed' and four others badly injured. Mine Flooded. WILKESBARRE, Pa., April 6.-There is how forty feet of water in the Petti bone shaft, Lackawanna county, and it will be weeks before work can be re sumed. Died. CLEVELAND, April 5.-Gen. Jabez W. Firth, ex-Lieut. Gov,, died here to-day, aged 61 years. Death of an Artist. BERLIN, April 4.-The death of Gus tave Richter, the celebrated painter, is announced. The Dead Prince. LONDON, April 4.-The body of the Duke of Albany was borne to Windsor castle from the railway station upon a gun carriage drawn by eight horse3. A long procession followed. The queen occupied a carriage drawn by four horses. rhe Prince of Wale 3 and others were on foot. English News. LONDON, April 4.-The cabinet, after a thorough discussion,, decided against formally establishing a protectorate over Egypt. The recent sudden removal of the con vict Irish invincibles from Irish to En glish prisons is attributed to the tiscov ery of a conspiracy to destroy the Mount Joy prison by the use of dynamite. Earl Granville, foreign secretary, 1a,, said that the government is not pre pared to send a military expedition to the relief of Gen. Gordon. The latest advices from him were reassuring. Pipe soiking is the real test of a tobacco. It is the .d 4 way of smoking. You get more direetl, at We flavor and fragrance. You take the smoke cooler, and the tonic cleanlier and safer. Pipe smoking is smoktig r edueid to a fine art. 'Th# more the question of adulterated t co -forces itself on the attention of U3okexs;r the more desirable it becomes to know precisely what you are smoking. 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