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Vol, IV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, July 80, 1884. No. 40. THOMAS A. RENDRICKS. A Sketch of the Political Career of the Democratic Candidate for Vice President. Tr1ho....s A. Hendricks was born a Buc'keye, his native place being a small villnuge in 1Mluskingumi county, not far from Zanesville, 0. In 1822, when he was three y'ears old, his father moved to Sihelly county, Ind., and that state has ,ile been his home. His father had suflicient proplerty to educate his chil dlret, and at the age of twenty-two young Hendricks was graduated at Hanover college. He went imnmediately to (;hamibersburg, Pa., where he studied law, and in two years later was admitted to the bur. He then returned to Indi ana, and in the village of Shelbyville hung out his shingle. Old acquaintances say he made a iquick success, both by his knowledge of the law and by his attrac tive personal characteristics. It is said that the late Governor Morton, when opposing young Hendricks, could usual ly win before a jury, but in an argument before a judge Hendricks would beat him every time. In 1848 Hendricks was elected a mem ber of the state legislature, and two years later helped to form a constitution for his state. The next five years he served his district in congress. Then one morning, while sitting on the portico of his home in Shelbyville, a friend handed him a franked envelope postmarked 'Washington.'' It was fronm Franklin Pierce, asking him to come on to Washington and take the office of land commissioner. He accept ed, and nearly four years discharged the dtites of that post. He remain'ed in the office one year longer than he intended to because of a controversy with Land Officer Burch of Missouri. Burch's son had taken upn a very large tract of the best land in Missouri, and Burch wanted to get a patent for the young man, con trary to law and right. Hendricks cut off the grab and stayed in office long enough to see that it should not again be attempted. While commissioner he heard and decided 22,000 contested land claims. His standing before the people of his state made him the democratic candidate for governor in 1860. This was not a good year for democratic candidates, and Henry S. Lane defeated him. Lane went to the senate at once, and Morton succeeded to the governor's chair. Two years later the democrats turned the state legislature and senate inside out, and the new houses at once elected Hendricks United States senator for the term expiring in 1869. This was the opportunity which Hendricks needed to give him a national reputation. Dem ocrats could do little more than protest in those days, but Hendricks protested against the republican reconstruction methods so effectually that he was the miost conspicuous candidate before the national democratic convention held in New York City in 1868. New York's delegates and all the northwest backed hitm, but Ohio kicked over the traces, voted persistently for Seymour, and finally, with the aid of the gallery gods, created a stampede. In 1876 Mr. Hendricks was nominated .for the vice-presidency on the ticket that has since become famous owing to the events that immediately followed the election of that year. Mir Hendricks' selection for the sec- i ond place on the ticket by the Chicago demruocratic convention, was so unani- I I-ous, it may be conjectured that his 1 nomination will be as popularly received by his party at large. A. Better Invest.ment. Having learned that a man just from the National Yellowstone park was stopping at one of the New York bt , a citizen called upon him to put'r:iae questions, and led off with : "Do you think another hotel will pay there ?,, The stranger looked him allover, and then asked: "Do you mean Ss3f "Of course I do." "Want to make some mopr, el 1 "I do." "Well, don't start a hotel in the Wk. Corme down to Arizona wfti ~ know a locality where a whiay and a poker room will turn`s-eeai profit of $10,000 per year. Fe' i attractions there are two buck two rnud sprin g, a hanging p ho thieves, and a government . who kin be bribed for fifteen cents. bide, there'll be keerde, whisky, knock to Wn', coroner's inquepts, aud'a to rob strangers. 8ta , ph er wad of green baks 4ag edm Ine to the blissful , eldi!" ul el l" - , CTý ý^e~L The Yogo District. Yoao GULCH, M. T., July 19, 1884. Editors of River Press : 'lthe once abandoned gulch of Yogo, situated in the Judith mining district, is fast coming into prominence as a cop per and silver mining camp. The tol: cropping and showing for the amount oj work done are wonderful and almost incredible to those not acquainted witt the camp. I will give a few facts con. cerning some of the most promising leads now under course of development. Five years ago the first locations of quartz lodes were made, during the first excitement for placer mines, which were not found in paying quantities. The population, after expending in time and money, at a safe estimate, over $200,000, drifted from Yogo to other parts of the world, and there has been nothing done on the quartz leads save the necessary yearly assessment work required by law until this spring, when a lew parties interested have taken hold and are pushing the development of some of the mines as fast as it is possible to do so. J. D. Weatherwax, of Utica, is work ing the Golden Cuariot, situated in Skunk gulch, and the extent of the lead. can be better known when I say that he has but two men at work, and in the last two weeks they have mined and placed on the dump over 100 tons of ore tnat assays from 40 to 69 per cent. in copper. Mr. W. is now preparing and will ship a lot of twenty tons to Balti more as a working test. The Blue Dick is situated in Elk gulch and owned by P. H. Hughes. It has been worked by tunnel and shalt, showing a body of oxide and carbonate ores thirty feet wide laying between a granite formation on the upper side and limestone on the lower. The 1'. C. Power, owned by Elias Shelby and situated in Yogo gulch, is a promising lead, twelve icet between walls, carrying gold and copper. A great many new discoveries and lo cations have been made this spring, varying in width from twenty to forty feet, all carrying a black oxide and green carbonate ore. Among the most pro mising of the new discoveries is the Fair Play lode, owned by Marshall, Sei cott and others. There are at present about twenty men in the camp. They have laid out a new town called Suther lin, commencing at the west end of Hoover City and running up Yogo gulch. A lively interest is manifested in securing the choicest lots. B. S. Fitzpatrick, of Neihart, is recorder. There is a hotel and restaurant kept by Nulley Ringgold, at which very good accommodations can be had. Shelby & Sabbington keep the only s~loon. ..Our nearest point or ostUittting is .at Utict, distant twenty miles, with a good wag on road. We court investigation of our mines, and your humble servant will take time to show any one coming here that this statement is not exaggerated or the mer its of the camp half told. H. Judith Jottings. C. P. Thompson, the popular clerk at Wetzel's, returned Saturday from a trip to the Judith Basin and Maiden. He informs us that the Montana mill at the the latter place was to have started up the day after he left there and that the boys in camp were much encouraged over the prospect and think the end of hard times for laitden is near at hand. About every place one stops at in the Judith Basin reports of horse stealing are heard, by Indians as well as white thieves, and there is likely to be some more lynchings in that quarter soon. Mr. Thompson has purchased an in terest in J. L. Weideman's ranch and band of sheep on Little Spring creek, and in a few months will make his headquarters at the ranch and blossom out into a full fledged wool grower. They haye 800 head now, but will swell the number to 1,500 by purchase this fall. Horses :ecovered. Mr. C. Wagner of Wolf creek arrived in the city Saturday on the lookout foi forty-three head of horses which ,he sup. posed had been stolen by Indians and for which he had searched in vain several days. Superintendent Davis of the Billings stage line brought in word that day from Stanford, however, that the horses had been found by Mr. Tuttle south of the Highwood mountains. The information was joyfully received by Mr. Wagner who had about given thenm up as lost. It is believed the horses were driven off as they never before lftther range. ---.A Saw Millfor Great ta enrs. Myers and Maclay have e traote with T. A. Wall to put in et bis mills at Great Falls to saw the her they bave landed at thfbte Work i f, moving the milll a. s once and he oetho o g 1 oill be taoI. rip) out lwiant Eid Soth mai wilt ,Gt . it.: ou dmo ', .. x names of his partners and accomplices and all the information at his command. Anderson and his party then returned, and, as we are informed, Granville Stuart himself headed a party of twen ty-five and renewed the raid, the Woody mountains being their objective point. It is known that they had a running tight with the thieves, but with what result we cannot state. Stuart and his party hailed the steam er Benton to secure a supply of provi sions in order to continue the attack. They had then with them about one hundred horses that had been recovered. It is reported that nearly every cab in from the Musselshell to the Judith is deserted and the outlaws of that region are thoroughly alarmed and routed. Raiding Reds. A smitll party of Indian's appeared on Wolf creek a lew days ago, and as their movements were -uslicious a party of settlers started in pursuit of thenm. some shots were exchanged, but none of them took efftct, and the reds made good their escape. They were probably after horses, but did not succeed in getting any. One day last week a party of Crows with some horses passed through the Judith Gap and had three fresh scalps probably the locks of Piegan braves. At their camp on the Musselshell they had a scalp dance and a big time gener ally. It is about time that the settlers should put an end to these raids after the manner in which the cowboys are settling with the white horse thieves. -- -44ýºº Department Rifle Team. Following is a list of officers who have been ordered to report in person to Capt. S. E. Blunt, chief ordnance officer of the department of Dakota, on or before the 6th proximo, for duty in connection with the competition for places on the department rifle team: First Lieut. Ernest A. Garlington, Seventh cavalry, Fort Buford, Dak. First. Lieut. William A. Mann, Sev enteenth infantry, Fort Custer, Mont. Second Lieut. Edwin F. Glenn, Twen ty-fifth infantry, Fort Snelling, Minn. Second Lieut. James F. Bell, Seventh cavalry, Fort Buford, Dak. Second Lieut. Charles L. Steele, Eighteenth infantry, Fort Maginnis, Mont. Second Lieut. Harvey D. Reed, Twen ty-fifth infantry, Fort Sisseton, Dak. Second Lieut. Edward I. Grumley, Seventeenth infantry, Fort Totten, Dak. Second Lieut. Blanton C. Welsh, Fif teenth infantry, Camp Poplar River, Mont. Nine Men out of Ten Like to talk politics. Dote on a mustache. Think they can keep an hotel. Think they could edit a paper. Think they have the best wives. The prettiest and smartest babies. Prefer a circus to a church picnic. Prefer a minstrel show to Hamlet. Think they would run well for office. Think that reform is needed every where. Think they would know what to do in a fight. Imagine any vocation better than their own. Imagine they would enjoy riches if they had them. See some good openings to make mon ey if they had capital. Think that a street sprinkler has a settling effect on the dust. Think they would keep their presence of mind in a panic of a fire. Think that if they could live life over again they would do big things. Think that they would be as good as so-and-sa if their merits were recog nized. Imagine it would be easier to pay debts next month, and find it otherwise when next month comes. A True Story. A Colorado farmer having been to a revival meeting, felt very religious, and as they were entertaining some city friends he thought the proper thing to do would be to have morning prayers. So the household were assembled, and he began by reading a chapter in the bible, then he requested them to kneel while he made a prayer.. He commenced. Ten minutes passed; twenty; half an hour; then an hour wore its weary length along; the listen ers began to grow restless, but still he ypayed with unabated vigor, with no signs of a termination, until it was high noon. I: His wife was in despair, all the farm .work had yet to be done, beside the -koipwErk; and felt sure hk~1 itn fire would be out, and their chance 6f a din nr slim, indeed. She was perfectly in rpspidance with his wish fer morning pyers, but to have them continued all and far into the hngt -seemed lit erly t* m uua;of a At gth JI ~ik it longer, she leaped overwao bwlpered at him: "John, you think you have € t - ;tow! -w to- wiad l aw;ol rd;bey t ` f fem.e~C~tS 8 '.lS~PaEiC1-i W~ the -s gan to let his beard grow again. He emigrated to America, where he has now resided for many years. In the course of time his beard acquired the length of five feet, when he cut it off knd sold it for seventy-five dollars to the Chicago Museum. Since that time he has leit it untouched, but it still remains a source of profit as he shows it in pub lic, and sells portraits of himself. The beard now measures twelve and a half feet. When be goes out he folds it around a leather belt which he wears, but at home he lets it hang down at full length, and wraps it around his feet when the weather is cold. The extreme tip of the beard makes an excellent paint brush when fastened to ai short stick, and he is proud of showing proofs of his skill as a painter on doors, fences, etc. The son of the old gentleman looks upon this extraordinary appendage as a valuable legacy, his father having di rected that after his death the beard is to be cut off and exhibited as a curiosity. -Provinzial Presse. Woman's Rights. The right to do pretty much as, they please. The right to make a fuss when a fel low stays out late. The right to blame everything-on the r husband's money-losing or money-mai ing propensities just as it happens. The right to turn a house topsy turvy three weeks every.six months, and call it house cleaning. The right to make the old mall vote any way they want him to. The right to a home, a husband and a baby. A batchelor's view: "Men's rights --" and this is as much as they deserve. Cooking a Trout while on the Hook. In the woods, near the mountain crest, is a warm lake, a hundred feet across; and three miles from it, down below the terraces, near the Gardiner river, Yel lowstone Park, a river of scalding water rushes like a mill-race from beneath a ledge of rocks, and flowing a few hun dred yards, falls into the Gardiner. Here it is that one may catch a trout in the cold streem, and without moving a step swing him, still wriggling on the hook, into the hot river and boil him. I have seen it done many times. I have done it myself, and have tasted the fish so cooked; but as epicures say that "a trout boiled is a trout spoiled," and as these were cooked in boiling sulhur water, I cannot avoid admitting that the morsels were not very palatable.-Ash ley W. Cole, in The Manhattan for Au gust. Wedding Presents. The following presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle: Pickle dish, from Mrs. Tierney. Butter knife and pickle fork-Mrs. and Miss Dutro. Stand cover and one dozen hapkins Mrs. P. Macdonald. Cake dish-Mr. and Mrs. Brennan. Toilet set-Miss May Howe. Box of handkerchiefs-Mrs. Jno. W. Tattan. Toilet set-Miss Eda Brinkman. Half dozen silver knives - Misses Martin and Nelson. Butter dish--From friends. Musical album-F. W. Bucksen. Clock-John Gamble. Pair crackled glass vases-W. B. Rass man. Half dozen silver spoons-Chas. Ken dall. Large placque-Mr. and Mrs. Beu gless. Card stand-W. R. Early. Certificate of deposit for $75, from friends. Certificate of deposit for $50, from em ployes of Grand Union hotel. A New Wyoming fallroad. A party of capitalists from the east are in Cheyenne, Wyo., for the purpose of determining the best route for a railroad from Cheyenne to the northwestern por tion of Wyoming to tap the oil, soda and mineral deposits. The party is composed of Alexander McNabb, of London; I. A. Stearns, R. Gray and L. J. Shoemaker, of Pennsylvania; H. M. Munsell and Edwin M. Trafton, of New York; A. C. Apgar, of New Jersey, and John R. Rothwell, of New York. A company has already been organized under the name of the Wyoming & Yellowstone Park Development come pany, with a capital of $10,000,000. A consolidation will be formed with the Cbeyenne, Black Hills & Montana, which was incorporated three months ago, and a railroad will be constructed from Cheyenne to North Laramie, thence westward, with a final terminus at the Yellowstone national park. - -4 - - -~- ·--- - Letter· Ist, The following is a list of letters re maining in the Fort Benton post office for the week ending July 26, 1884: Cain L B Egene Cantrell J IM ia T Conniff:Peter H La : Qist&ti~· Clark FE MoDonaldMrsNany ,ate Wt IsatY a Ober.~ D 8 P The Montana Wool Grower. The copy for the first number of the MONTANA WOOL GROWER, the quarter ly journal to be devoted to the interests of the wool growers of Montana, is in part in the hands of the printers, and work on the same will begin at once, so that the initial number will appear the latter part of next month. An edition of 700 copies will be'printed, and it will be placed in the hands of every wool grower in the territory, if possible. The WOOL GROWER will be an excellent me dium for a certain class of advertise ments, and no doubt it will be accorded ed a liberal patronage in this regard. Parties having sheep for sale, desiring sheQp on shares, or any announcements of this character, who wish to reach all the wool men of the territory, should be sure to get their ads. in the first number of the WOOL GROWER. To insure in sertion advertisements must be received by the 20th of August. Subscription price, $2 per annum. Address all corn amu a tious to the WOOL GROWER, Fort ton, Montana. The Raid on the Missouri River Horse / Thieves. The scenes that have been enacted down the Missouri river the past few days almost equal in daring and impor tance the work of the vigilantes in the early history of the territory. The re gion in question has been completely in the hands of outlaws whose business has been horse stealing. There is a regularly organized band and it has been the most defiant and powerful one that ever exist ed in the territory. The law was power less to deal with them and it was left for exasperated and determined stockmen to put an end to their career of law lessness. No definite information has been re ceived as to operations down the river. The vigilantes, numbering fifteen or twenty fearless men, hailed the steamer Benton at old Fort Hawley last Tuesday to secure some provisions. They did ntot have much to say other than that :ey were rounding up the horse thieves d had still some work before them. Op Sunday, the 20th, they had a fight with the thieves at Bateman's wood yard that lasted two hours. It seems that a number of the thieves, probably twenty, had gathered here to make a stand against the vigilantes. They oc cupied a cabin and a tent some distance from the house. As a matter of safety they put out two sentries to look out for the cowboys, but the latter came up and took a position near the house without being seen, and..t.daylight opened fire on the thieves, protected by trees and stumps. The men in the tent were all killed and some of those in the cabin, the others escaping. T.he' house and stable were burned. The names of the victims are not known, and in fact the details are of a meagre and indefinite order. The James place was totally destroyed by fire, including the wood, and it is believed the father and his t.i o sons were killed. Two or three other wood yards were burned out. The "avengers" had the name and history of every one of the "gang" along the river, and they expressed a purpose of not letting up as long as there was one of them left. They expected to apply to the boat on its re turn trip for additional supplies "to car ry on the war," and when they finish their work horse thieves will be as scarce on the upper Missouri river as they are in Heaven. The Gallant Second, ~ A letter from General Terry in com plimentary terms to the second cavalry, whose long and arduous service in Mon tana well deserves the praise, has been published in regimental orders: HEADQUARTERS DEP'T DAKOTA, June 16, 1884. General John P. Hatch, Colonel Second Cavalry, en route to Dep't of Columbia: GENTLEMEN .-I cannot suffer the Second cavalry to leave this department for another sphere of duty without ex pressing to you and your officers and men my sense of the value of the ser vices which it 'tJ endered while it has been under nmand, and my re spect for and ration of its character. It is now fifteen years since a portion of the regiment- came into this department; it is seyen years since the whole of it reported to me. During these years it has been constantly called-upon for duty in the field, often for service in active campaigns against hostile Indians; and in all this service,whetker in the field or in the garrison, it has displayed soldier ly qualities of the highest order, gallan try in action, patience under hardship, subordination to authority, and a quiet, unassuming devotion to duty worthy of the highest praise, and worthy, also, of the splendid hiktory which it had mn'de for itself in the pass. I beg you to accept for yourself and for your officers and men my most hearty good wishes for your and their prperity and happiness, -av..also the et~xession of my:belief that noregiment in the service has everwoe asmore hon. orable reputation than. tat., which s deservedly borne by Vte fr, Sincerely y ,ure, gdier* eral Bogmndig. t ee'