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THE RIVER PRESS.
Published every Wednesday morning by the River Press Publishing Company. SECRETARY TELLER has requested the resignation of Superintendent Con ger of the national park. THE cholera has broken out in Paris and that gay city is likely to have a ter rible visitation from the scourge. THE prohibition and home protection party met, at Pittsburg yesterday to nominate candidates for the presidency. THE president has called for the resig nation of Gen. Longstreet, U. S. mar shal for the northern district of Georgia. A CORPORAL'S guard of so-called in dependents had a meeting at New York the other day and resolved to support Cleveland. SENATOR LOGAN'S letter of acceptance is published, and like that of Mr. Blaine it is an exhaustive and excellent docu ment. QUEEN VICTORIA telegraphed her congratulations to President Arthur on account of the rescue of Lieut. Greely and his comrades. AT the ball recently given in Paris by Minister Morton, Mrs. Mackay outshone all French or American millionaires by the display that she made of diamonds and precious stones. She wore the famous set of sapphires which attracted so much attention at the Paris exhibition in 1878. It is valued at $300,000. Gov. CLEVELAND is daily engaged with routine business at his office. He states that he will spend the entire sum mer at Albany, with the exception of a few days vacation in August. It is ex pected that a formal notification of his nomination for the presidency will be made at the executive mansion Tuesday or Wednesday next. THE annual report of the Northern Pacific Railroad company will show that nearly $2,000,000 in preferred stock of the company has been canceled dur ing the year ending June 30th, from the sales of lands alone. The Northern Pa cific land grant will continue to put millions in the coffers of the company. JOHN DILLON, the Irish land leaguer, with a party of Denver and Leadville capitalists, is in Salt Lake City, and it is understood they are negotiating for the purchase of between 100,000 and 200,000 acres of land in the northern portion of the territory, upon which to settle a large Irish colony. THE Chicago Tribune says: While the receipts of cattle from January 1st to date exhibit a falling off of only 4,700 head, there was a decline in the ship ments of 75,991. This difference fairly represents the growth of the dressed beef business. Slowly but surely the shippers of live cattle are being dmiven from the "field, A few years ago more than four-fifths of all the cattle received here were forwarded eastward on the the 'hoof. N.ow c6nsiderably less than one-half the arrivals are disposed of in that way. THIs item of telegraphic news will be of special interest to the stock growers ' of Montana: The Marquis of Lorne will introduce to Lord Carlingford, lord of the privy seal, this week a deputa tio, inl favor of the importation of healthy cattle from the western states of America through Canada, and who will show him that the farmers of England want American cattle. They will rep resent that the laws of the states from which the cattle come are sufficiently strict to prevent the spread of disease. BRADSTREET'S trade review reflects a situation at once stagnant and encour aging. Trade is dull and money tight, but there are evidences of a renewed ac tivity only waiting for the appearance of a satisfactory wheat crop to develop l itself. There are a' good many coincih dent conditions favorable to a healthy activity of business this fall. Low prices of grain to stimulate foreign demand, readinegs of farmers to market, growing out of pecuniary embarrassments, and86 the promise of an abundant crop. These slhould set a wholesome liquidation at Iwork, release money, restore conflddnce and stimulate general trideif they are permnnitted to operat without speculati v ,interference or physical date~-r to the hxarvest.-Pioneeer Pre. TRERE is dga q(:4 rQw in the 4em-r ocratic camp on thb eat M4* n the central ommitt att -4 tc B~~~I'.·:;,b travention of the committee's instruc tions. As a result the doctor and his friends are feeling wrathy about it, and the explanations offered to date do not seem to explain to their entire satisfac tion. Mr. McCormick is afflicted with an ambition to succeed Major Maginnis in Congress, and he was not at all back ward about accepting the slight honor proffered, although another one had been suggested for the place. MR. BLAINE'S letter of acceptance de fines more clearly than the platform even what are to be the issues in this campaign. The tariff is put in the fore ground as the greatest of all the issues, and Mr. Blaine and the party he repre sents take a decided stand in favor of the protection of American industries and the dignity of American labor. An other republican idea, and kindred to this, is the "American policy," as de fined in Blaine's letter, by which more intimate commercial relations are to be cultivated with the several countries of North and South America, with the view of opening up new markets for the products of our country and adding, as such a policy undoubtedly would, to the general prosperity. This is Blaine's "foreign pdlicy" of which we have heard so much and which, according to the democrats, is to bring us wars, pesti lence and all the evils imaginable! On the contrary, however, it is the policy of peace and good-fellowship, and one that, when put into effect, will surely result in advancing the general progress and prosperity of the country. WE are pleased to see that the subject of opening to settlement a portion of the great northern Indian reservation has again been revived at Washinigton and that the outlook for favorable action during the next session of congress is very encouraging. Delegate Maginnis has had an interview with Secretary Teller and Commissioner Price in refer ence to the maitter, as will be seen by a dispatch published elsewhere, with re sults that appear to be very satisfactory. All agree that this large reservation is useless to the Indians and should be for the most part opened to settlement. The proposition to submit to Col. Coppinger, commander at Fort Assinaboine, the matter of fixing the boundaries of the new reservations is a reasonable one, as he is on the ground and can view the subject from a practical standpoint. There ought to be no great difficulty about this part of the work. Both Sec retary Teller and Commissioner Price promise, when this matter is settled agreeably to all interestea, to give the measure their hearty support and to aid to the extent of their power the passage of such a bill at the next session of cen gress. Delegate Maginnis is entitled to the thanks of the people of northern Montana for urging this matter, even after the adjournment of congress, and it looks new as if he has all obstacles re moved and that there will be no trouble about securing the passage of a reduc tion bill next winter. AFTER quoting from the RIVER PRESS the dedication of "Stage Struck" to Mayor Roosevelt of this city, the Argus of Maiden adds the following in refer ence to the author: One of the Argus editors had the pleasure of knowing the author of the above-named work :before she became Mrs. Roosevelt. Her name was "Kitty" or Blanche Tucker. She resided in Chi cago, and when quite young displayed rare vocal powers and became quite a local favorite. Though poor she was ambitious to become a great songstress and acquire a classical education in mu sic. Her early ambition was gratified through the aid of several Chicago gen tlemen, Mr. Frank B. Wilkie, of the Chicago Times, being among her strong est admirers and sponsors. After study ing awhile in Chicago, she was provided with means to pursue her studies in the principal conservatories of Europe. Al though she had a remarkably sweet voice, she lacked power and volume. Her efforts as a concert prima donna in this country were unsuccessful;' owing, we hope, to poor management rather than a proper appreciation of the talents of the star. One thing is sure, however, she is a beautiful, vivacious and accom plished lady, and though she may have disappointed the hopes of her friends in not becoming a vocal star of the first magnitude, she may yet challenge their admiration as an authoress. During her stay in Milan she was a regular- corres pondent of the Chicago Times, and wrote with a keen pen, displaying great versatility as a witer.. No doubt her literary effort, "Stage Struck, or She Would be an Opera Singer,"pol ays the feelings she entertained in hood, and the struggles and disppt nt e met with in theiursuit of fame. *trayd ortoan-S25 Remrd. Strayed frpan Big C(lasno Mills, uear Reedsfrtb M T;w orko e brom e d, bald fae;two whie t, l brnd; and one up ht -head of 2ewls ..'p F What Supreme olly This Is. OTTAWA, Ont., July 16.--A report his reached here to the effect that the foot and mouth diase is prevalent at Helena, Mont. Members of the government are anxious about the matter, as liberty was granted by the customs department some time ago for the shipment of Mon tana cattle in bond through Canadian territory from some point on the Can adian Pacific railway to England. If a case of foot and mouth disease breaks out, Canada would be scheduled the Msame as the United States by Britain, and the only real industry here, the cattle shipping trade, would be killed. Your correspondent to-day waited on Hon. Mr. Powell, minister of customs, and interviewed him on the subject. The minister stated that he had no in formation as to the disease in Montana, and did not think it was the case, but if so, rigid inspection would be made before admitting cattle. It was always the case that Western cattle was admit ted to the Canadian Northwest, and such strong representations had been made to him that he allowed some to be shipped through Canadian soil, in bond. The minister of agriculture, in conversa tion with your correspondent, urged that, according to a proclamation issued by Canada, it was impossible for Mon tana cattle to pass through Ontario and Quebec provinces, although they were admitted to Manitoba and the North west, owing to the isolation o" the coun try. The question is to be further discussed by the government, and some proper understanding arrived at con cerning the trade. N -*40wº . Straws From a Montanman. CHICAGO, July 18.-Capt. R. E. Fisk, of the Helena (Mont.) Herald, came to Chicago this morning on his way home from a visit to the east, whither he went for a little recreation after attending the republican national convention. Capt. Fisk says there is a very palpable change in public sentiment going on in New York in regard to Cleveland's non ina tion, and the popular tide is turning strongly against him. 'He heard only last Tuesday, among betting sports in the democratic ranks, bets of $100 to $80 on Blaine. On the Lake Shore train on which he came in this morning, a vote was polled among the passengers, which gave Blaine 79, Cleveland 33, and But ler 6. On the New York Central an other vote gave Blaine 27, Cleveland 10, and Butler 2. It may be some consola tion to poor Ben to think that he is not absolutely nowhere. For Sale. An interest in a well established sheep business, under management of a good man, and fine range. Apply to A. C. JOHNSON, Fort Benton. Taken Up By the undersigned, a roan mare with star in forehead, weight between 1,000 and 1,100 pounds. Has no brands. The owner can secure the animal by paying expenses. McCUAIG & GEARING. Dupuyer, M. T. A. M. HENRY. R. G. WIGHT, County Surveyor. HENRY & WICHT, Surveyors and Assayers, NEIHART, MONTANA. Choteau House Fort Benton, MVontana. -- o - The Accommodations of this House -are equal to any in the city -and -The. Table is. Unsurpassed Terms - - - - - - - $2.00 per day. Special rates by the week and to families. JERE SULLIVAN Prop BANK --OF- NORTHRN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business. Buy and sell Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS; Wm give s peial attention to the bus.lees ot_ North era and en'tral Montana, and will make sueh loans to stock men and farmers s a are suited to their requirements. Local u8ecurities a Specialty. llections andall other business entrusted to as wIf , recsiv prompt and qarefulattention. CoLLINS, Czae 'e co. Fuoae (s. o )3!wzTox, M. T. BELT PA.. ' . . - . '" . GE0. STEELL & CO. Sun River and Ulidia, M. T. 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