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THE RIVER PRESS.
JERRY COLLINS. W. J. HARBER.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1584.
JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE.
JOHN A. LOGAN, OF ILLINOIS.
THE streets of Helena are to be light
ed by the Brush electric light.
A CASE of yellow fever, that dreadful
scourge of the south, is reported at New
ST. PAUL'S assessed valuation is ne&rly
$70,000,000, an increase of nearly $20,
000,000 within the last year.
Ex-GOVERNOR ST. JOHN was unani
mously chosen as the candidate for
president by the prohibition convention.
ST. JOHN and Daniels is the complet
ed prohibition ticket. It will not be
difficult to count the number of votes
it will get.
GEN. LOGAN was present at the Grand
Army encampment at Minneapolis and
received a rousing reception from the
boys in blue.
PAROLE, the most remarkable run
ning horse ever produced in America,
has broken down and must yield his
laurels as king of the turf.
AN Indian territory special says that
a pool of all the cattle men holding stock
between the Cimarron and Canadian
rivers, in Oklahama, Indian territory,
has been formed.
THE prohibition convention named
its candidate for president at Pittsburg
yesterday. Dr. McDonald, of Califor
nia, was most talked of for the position
and was probably nominated.
THE eighteenth annual encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic is
in session at Minneapolis and the at
ten'dance is very large. The arrivals on
Wednesday alone are estimat ed at 2.5,000
THE prohibition convention at Pitts
burg was largely made up of femade
delegates, by whom some of the best
speeches were made. It isneedless to
add that the platform favors woman suf
FRANCE is thoroughly alarmed over
the cholera that is spreading rapidly in
that country, and the government is
taking such steps as possible to check its
course. But the scourge has too strong
a foothold now to be kept at bay.
THE prohibition leaders are just a lit
tle bit sanguine. They say the party
will poll from five hundred thousand to
a million votes and that they will prob
ably carry Kansas and Maryland, thus
throwing the election of president into
the house of representatives.
THE reported case of yellow fever at
New Orleans turns out to have been
some other disease, as shown by an ex
amination made by several eminent
physicians. If yellow fever should ap
pear at the Crescent City now it would
seriously affect the success of the great
exposition to be held there this winter.
THE commissioner of internal revenue
furnishes statements relating to 'the
transactions in his bureau for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1884, and compari
sons with those of the preceding fiscal
year. From these it appears that the
aggregate receipts for the last fiscal year
were $121,590,039, a decrease compared
with the preceding fiscal year of $22,
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, the young re
Sformer of New York; who made a per
sistent fight before anr in the conven
tion against Blaine, announces that he
will support the ticket heartily although
it is not .e one he wanted. T~be "kick
esi cot initeupon Iaoosevelt ~r assist
ance, but came up short in their reck
onin g. .. . ... . ..... . . .
JoN KrSLLY has been aamed as one
of the elect;ors o the ei~ tic tic tket
in New York, vice Thos. C. Purcell, re
signed because P ei
Cleveland's n .
it will in some
-sio .in the pa y in tiat sta, but w
dents to swallow ? .
yield for export is 1,600,000 tons. The
i:lnp4Ma valley, southern Oregon, and
inland sections of Washington and Ore
gon, east of the Cascades, will, it is esti
mated, yield 180,000 tons.
THE prohibition, convention adopted
a novel method of raising funds to carry
on the campaign. After a long and
gloomy discussion over the financial
part of the business it was decided to
issue certificates of stock in what is to
be called the Pioneer National fund on
the national prohibition party, the hold
er of each share pledging himself to
pay ten dollars a year to the fund, divi
dends to be payable in Heaven. About
400 shares were taken by the delegates
THOSE who have been waiting in pa
tience for the opening of the great
northern reservation are likely to have
their wishes gratified before the 4th of
March next. All obstacles to the pass
age of the bill will soon be removed by
determining upon boundaries for the
new reservation that will be generally
satisfactory. The opening of this reser
vation will prove more beneficial to
Fort Benton than the coming of a rail
road or anything else that is likely to
happen soon. It will make this town
the most important stock center in the
west and will bring on a boom that will
be substantial and permanent.
ONE can scarcely pick up an English
paper now-a-days that does not contain
some allusion to the expectancy on the
part of British manufacturers.athat our
tariff will be shortly lowered so that
this country can once more be flooded
with goods from England's surplus
stores. In the last number of Ryland's
Iron Trade Circular is given a report of
the annual meeting of the well known
establishment of John Brown & Co.,
Limited. In the course of the proceed
ings mention is made of Mr. Whit
worth, M. P., who proposed the usual
resolution for the payment of the annu
al divident. In moving the resolution
he mentioned, with gratification, so the
journal says, that Mr. Blaine, the re
publican candidate for the presidency
of the United States, would very likely
be rejected, and the candidate repre
senting the free trade party returned.
"Should this be the case, they might ex
pect some alteration in the present un
favorable tariff" There would be great
rejoicing in England over the return of
the democratic party to power, but it
will probably be a long time before they
can light their bonfires on this account.
The people of this country will not
place confidence in a party that is in the
slightest degree wedded to the policy of
THE experience of this year shows
that there is a necessity for better facili
ties in the matter of handling the wool
clip at this place. Wool is now the
principal export by the river, and the
business is rapidly increasing every year.
It has already assumed sufficient mag
nitude to command the best attention
from the transportation companies, who
should, so far as in their power, provide
every convenience at this place for the
shipper. Warehouses or sheds on the
levee in which to store the wool await
ing shipment is the greatest need now.
Wool that gets wet is damaged more or
less and may probably bring a lower
price when put on the market. The
grower naturally likes to see his clip get
started to market in the very best condi
tion possible, and if suitable warehouse
room can be secured on the levee he
would gladly pay storage until such time
as the boats are ready to take his clip,
having thus an assurance that it will
not be in any way damaged. If such
facilities were afforded an& a guarantee
given by the transportation companies
to take out all the wool delivered here
up to a certain date (a reasonable one),
the wool shipments from Fort Benton
next year would be one-half a million
pounds greater than they were this.
Under these circumstances the growers
from points within the limit claimed as
its own by the Northern Pacific would
ship to the river, as the railroad has
treated them badly this year, putting
up through rates to Boston to $2.50 or'
more whenever the grower was in their
power, t t te;'when he coauld nAtleaily
take his wool to the river, on account of
the distance. This is the way the grow
ers of Smith river were "cinched," and
some of thetn threaten o com~e'to Fort
Bentoni again .next year. The general
wish of the growers for more satisfaec
-~ hippi ~pi a.a gementa will prob
.biye gran .d. ie are informed by
' 'ower tIat h~will have sheds or a
suitable and convenient place for storing
thee wool next season, and we have no
S rlzes fnully t he
ofthi _traf cto Fort Benton
as well as to the .teamboat iIes, and soa
lob :. n *o1:f ml to the4hani#
snd tansportation of the wool at t
R.eceptzon of Greely.
PO.TMouTH, N. H., July 26--The
frigate Tallah0oesa with Secretary Chan
dler and the Russian minister has ar
It is reported that Chandler telegraph
ed Secretary Lincoln to come here and
arrange for the reception of Greely.
Secretary Lincoln will send an army
officer and surgeon to meet Greely's
party on their arrival here.
The bodies of the dead will be sent to
The Russian minister returned from
Newport to day.
The city government at Portsmouth
have appointed a committee to make ar
rangements for the reception of Greely's
party, and Governor Hale has been conm
municated with in regard to sending
state militia on that occasion.
The Grand Army Parade.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 23.-The Grand
Army parade was somewhat tardy in
forming in line, but it is now in motion
and is greeted with tremendous cheers
by the 60,000 people who throng every
street along the line of march. The
weather is fair but sultry with threaten
ing clouds. It is the largest demonstra
tion since the war.
After the parade a business meeting
will be held. The candidates for grand
commander are Carnahan, of Illinois;
Warner, of Missouri; Kounts, of Ohio;
Burt, of Illinois, and Anderson, of
Kansas. Gen. Sherman is being urged
but has declined to accept the honor.
Kelly Chosen Elector.
ALBANY, N. Y., July 23.-The demo
cratic state committee met to-day. The
Tammany Hall members of the com
mittee were absent. John Kelly, of
New York, was chosen elector at large
in place of Purcell, of the Rochester
Running a Newspaper Under Difficulties.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 23.-The
publication of the Northwestern Live
Stock Journal was begun here last No
vember by Mercer & Marney, two Texas
men. They were without money when
they started, but their paper was count
enanced by cattle men and they claim
to have made $8,000 above running ex
penses in eight months. Lately the
proprietors have lad quarrels. Each
claims that the other is trying to carry
on the business in a high-handed way.
Mercer discharged the bookkeeper,
Marney's brother-in law, and put in a
friend of his own. This brought on a
personal encounter during which Mer
cer's wife smashed a spittoon over Mar
ney's head. Marney cannot leave his
bed for several weeks in consequence.
Mrs. Mercer is under bail for assault
with intent to kill. Mercer "held the
fort" until to-day, when the office was
seized by the sheriff on an execution
issued for debt by a local business man.
This week's issue has been discontinued.
The property is considered valuable,
though this muddle will prove a serious
blow to it. A receiver will probably be
Jeff Davis' Poverty.
The current impression that JeffDavis
is in affluent circumIstances is contradict
ed by a Georgia newspaper, which pub
lishes a letter from a lady who has just
visited the ex-Confederate president, in
which she reports that he is very poor.
The plantation which Davis received as
a legacy from a female sympathizer, is
covered with water at the present time,
and is not very richly covered with
crops at any time. Davishas been dis
appointed also in the returns from his
book, "The Rise and Fall of the Con
federate States," which has never been
i-n demand since the first feeling of
curiosity was satisfied. A popular sub
scription in: the south is suggested, of
such proportions as will enable Davis to
spend his remaining days in pecuniary
Arrival of the Benton.
The steamer Benton arrived Sunday
morning at 7 o'clock,.making her fourth
trip this season. John-C. Barr is master
and J. B. Keenan clerk, both well
known and popular Benton line officers.
Her freight consisted of 75 ttns for Fort
Assinaboine, 2,000 sacks of flour, one car
of salt and one car of lumber for T. C.
Power & Bro. The following is the list
of passengers, the several titles being
applied by the clerk: Hon. Jere Sulli
van, Judge S. M. McIntire, Rev. C. S.
Fackenthall, and Citizens Gus Senieur,
H. .Brinkman, Chas. Merrill and Geo.
. tha see Ac.E
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"The King of Wagons." Give perfect satisfaction to FAR)IERt and
FREIGHTERS. I am offering them for less money than ever before
offered in Montana. Get prices before buying any other.
Opposite Grand Union Hotel, CEO. W. CRANE,
FORT BENTON. Agent.
In order to close out the Business I will
offer my entire stock of
BOOTS, SHOES, SLIPPERS AND
Will sell in lots to suit purchasers. Call at once and secure Bargains.
F. W. BUCKSEN.
I. 6. BAKER & CO.,
-: DEALERS IN :
FORT BENTON, M. T.
Our stock is complete in every line
of every department, and we
respectfully invite inspection
of the goods by the public.
1. G. BAKER A CO.
H. J. WACKERLN. T. C. POW IER & BRO. I. G. BAKER $ CO
H. J. WACKERLIN & C0O.,
Front Street, Benton, M. T.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Bar Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails
Tinware, stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and 8heet
Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of
all kinds,Window Class, Queens
ware and Classware. Etc.
Agents lbor Laflin & Rand Powder Co.
Charter Oar. Acorn C0oekin and Heating Stoves and Westmlinster Base Enrler
3tovcs in Stock.
We have the Largest and Best Equipped TIN SHOP in the Territory, and
as we are ourselves mechanics we are prepared to contract for ,:z Boo1t
,0eresr, Pipe2o d mid ill Ckis of Job Work, and will guarantee to give thoro
satfacEtinr to alof * nlourp6 .e Mai orders prmomptly attended to.
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yWiese, -Liquors and Cigars.
Private Club Rooms.
Th 'finest Bar and Billiard
Rom. in Choteau countY'
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