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THE RIVER PRESS.
All letters and communications contaminng matter in. ended for publication in this paper, should be addressed to "The River Press," and the name of the writer musl be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in these columns at the rate of fifteen cents per line from transient and ten cents per line from regular advertisers. WEDNE8DAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1384. For President JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE. For Vice-President JOHN A. LOGAN, OF ILLINOIS. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The twelfth regular biennial Republican Territo rial Convention of the Territory of Montana will be held at Helena, on the 27th day of Septem ber, 1884, at 12 o'clock, Noon, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Delegate in Congress, and the transaction of such other business as in the judgment of the convention appertains to the welfare of the Republican party in Montana. The several counties of the territory will be en titled to rtpresentation in the Territorial Republican Convention as follows, to-wit: Counties. No. Delegates. Beaverhead .... ......................... 3 Choteau................................... 2 Custer .................. .......................... 4 Dawson.................................... ..... 1 Deer Lodge ..................................... 4 Gallatin ......... ........................7.. Jefferson.................................. ....... 4 Lewis and Clarke........................ .. . 7 Madison ...................................... 4 Meagher ......................................... 5 Missoula......................................... 3 Silver Bow ........... . .......................... 10 Yellowstone ..... .......................... 2 The County Republican Committees of the several counties will proceed to call county conventions in their respective counties and elect delegates and al ternate delegates from each of said counties to the Territorial Convention above designated. It is desired that sufficient notice of such conven tions be given. The Territorial Republican Commit tee respectfully recommends that the said county conventions be held early in the last half of the month of September, but such date should be fixed therefor as, after giving due notice to the republicans of the counties, will be most convenient. It is presumed that the custom heretofore prevail ing in the several counties of the territory whereby delegates to the territorial convention are elected from the respective counties by the conventions which assemble to nominate county officers will pre vail during the present year. To the end that all counties in the territory, re mote from or near to the place of holding the terri torial convention shall have opportunity to be repre sented therein fairly, and to prevent any extraneous interference with the deliberate desires of the repub licans of each county, the following rules have been prescribed by former conventions for the government 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 delegate shall cast the vote of the delegate whose alternate he is. 2. In the absence of a delegate and his alternate a majority of the delegation from that county shall cast the vote of the absentee. 3. In the absence of all the delegates and alternate 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 alternate delegate are absent there shall be no vote cast in their behalf. 5. Delegates and alternate delegates shall be re publican residents of the county which they repre sent. At no former period in its political history have the republicans of the territory of Montana had present ed to them so many incentives for unity and thor oughness of political action, and it is earnestly de sired that the convention hereby called shall repre sent faithfully the vital energy and beneficent im pulses of the republicans of the territory of Montana. By order of the Territorial Republican Committee. W. F. SANDERS, Chairman. M. A. MEYENDO.aPF, Secretary. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The republican electors of Choteau county are re quested to meet at the several precincts on Saturday, September the 6th, 1884, for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the county convention, which is hereby called to meet at Fort Benton on Wednesday, September 24th, 1884, at 12 o'clock m. of that day, for the purpose of electing two delegates and two alter nates to attend the Republican Territorial Conven tion to be held at Helena on the 27th day of Septem be;, A. D. 1884, and for the purpose of nominating c mndi ' "tes for the several county offices. It i recommended that none but delegates or alter n.ite delegates be admitted to seats in the convention. The apportionment of the several precincts is as follows: Fort Benton ................. .....................18 Sun River ............... ....................... 3 Wilder's Landing ................................. 1 Clagett................................ 1 Marias ......... ....................... 1 Lower Teton ................................... 1 Old Agency................. .................... . 3 Fort L onrad................................... .. 1 Dupuyer Creek................. ................. 2 Highwood ........................................ 2 Shonkin............................ .......... 2 Arrow Creek .................................... 1 Sand Coulee................. ..................... 2 It is also recommended that Great Falls send two delegates and Lower Belt Creek one. MAX WATERMAN, Chm'n Cen. Com. T. A. CUMMINGS, .ecretary. THE GOLD DISOOVERY. The reported discovery of gold in the Little Rocky mountains, a full account of which appears in another colmw n, calls to mind the reports regarding for mer discoveries in this same location. For a number of years gold has been thought to exist in that locality, but the danger from Indians deterred miners from prosecuting their work very.thor oughly. Enough, however, was found to satisfy them that some good diggings would be discovered. They brought to Fort Benton gold quartz which, after being assayed, showeA . ie 'hºI report t v fls .all the` prdictt x eai s been iade relative to. 4e sn4 w).gl: ge hair.ve v,. reason to be iev tis true, as all *0wr are o t sv a c l ensue a CR s }:i g ·Li·;i~~~ ~ miles of the mines, there need be no trouble, and the miners can work on without fnolestation until the bill open ing the reservation becomes a law. A rush to the reservation the RIVER PRESS has long predicted, although it has come sooner than weoexpected and for a different cause. It is none the less welcome. Our city will feel the effect and derive a direct benefit from the stampede. Miners will outfit here, business will spring up and a season of prosperity commence. Other booms which we have heretofore received will sink into insignificance in the presence of that which the finding of gold in our county will inaugurate. THE fall term of the district court be gins at Fort Benton on 6th of October, and at White Sulphur Springs the 15th of September. AN estimate of the wheat crop of the United States for 1884, made by S. W. Tallmage, of Milwaukee, credits Mon tana with 1,000,000 bushels. Now is the time to travel when rail road companies are trying to cut each other's throats. Tickets from New York to Chicago or St. Louis are sold for $4. THREE hundred prohibition speakers are to be turned loose in Maine. There is a constitutional prohibition amend ment to be voted for at the ensuing election. CANADA imported 324,000 barrels of flour from the United States last year and 3,000,000 bushels of wheat. The tariff on flour is.50 cents per barrel, and on wheat 15 cents per bushel. THE independent republican move ment, if as wide-spread as it is claimed by the democrats, cannot compare with the breach which was made in the re publican ranks by the liberal movement of 1872 in opposition to Gen. Grant. We all remember the result, after Greeley's endorsement by the democratic conven tion. Grant was elected by an over whelming popular majority of 762,991. OUR railroad prospects are brighten ing. Recent movements, as well as in formation from a trustworthy source, fully convince the RIVER PRESS that it is but a matter of a few months until the railroad connecting Butte, Helena, Great Falls and Fort Benton will be under full headway, to be pushed through with surprising rapidity. The bright and booming days for the River City are not far off. AMONG the archives of the Montana Historical society is the manuscript of Lieut. J. H. Bradly, of the 7th infantry, who was killed at the battle of the Big Hole. Lieut. Bradly was for several years engaged in the work of preparing a history of the northwest, which it was his intention to have published when the work was completed. It was nearly finished when he was killed. The His torical society should have it published, as it contains information of great inter est to every one in the territory. THE democrats in New York are watching John Kelly with considerable alarm. They know his influence and would be glad to have him enlisted on their side, for they are aware that if he cannot fully control New York city he can so far lessen the democratic major ity that the state will come down to the Harlem river with a republican majority that cannot be overcome by the demo cratic successes in New York and Brook lyn. This fact is staring them in the Face, for they must carry New York to win. JERRY COLLINS, editor of the RIVER PRESS, while at White Sulphur Springs recently, took some pains to post himself on the political outlook in Meagher. He questioned a number of old-timers of both parties, whose testimony pretty well agreed that the republicans had the best chance to win this fall. One ans wer seems to settle whatever of doubt lingered in Jerry's mind: "You see everywhere new settlers. We are gain ing many of these. We are losing most of the horse thieves."-Herald. If Jerry Collins said anything of this kind it was while he was asleep. The enterprising reporter must have got his notes mixed. THE cattle industry of Choteau county is yet in its infancy. The rapid strides which have been made in this direction during the past ten years is something marvelous; in fact, there were but a few thousand head of cattle in the coun ty ten years ago, and now there are probably more cattle than in any other county. The business is susceptible of great development. Cattle are more carefully looked after; our stock men know the wants of their herds and see to it that they are supplied. They are now at work on a scientific basis. All the old broad-horned Texas cattle which used to ladorn the herds have given place to good, hardy stock aid splendid beef producers. This is why Montana cattle, as a rule, bring better prices in the eastern markets than cattle from any other territory. The improvement of herds is of paramount importance and pays the producer. THE all-absorbing topic of the day is the new gold diggings. Almost every where knots of men in stores and o'n the streets can be seen, all talking gold. The general impression is that rfeh dig gings have bee. found, and as .sooie ar word is received fro6m the" parties sent out to erify the rports, we emaay expect a genuine stamp = from all over the tparto'r T n i.a ge desire on the part of wat, sand we think this a I 'lingtW4o. 'be patles Railroad Freight Rates. NEW YORK, August 27.-There are no new developments in the war on freight rates to the Pacific to-day, and no change is likely to occur until after Tuesday. On that day a meeting of the representatives of the various roads in the 'Trans-continental association will be held at Saratoga and the situation discussed with a view to ending the contest. If the percentages of the busi ness can be agreed on the rates will be ordered restored, and if no agreement is reached the railroad men expect even more wholesale cutting will take place than has been witnessed. It is admit ted that the problem of reconciling the different claims of the roads is a knotty one, and the feeling generated by the present fight is very bitter. Cutting the Rates. CHICAGO, August 27th.- Something of a sensation was caused to-day by the receipt of a letter from Commissioner Fink to Joint Agent Moore, of the east bound pool, authorizing a reduction in the rate on cattle to twenty cents per hundred, the former rate being thirty cents; and on dressed beef to 32 cents, the former rates being 48 cents. The cause assigned is that some lines in the pool have been cutting rates, and it was thought best to teach the offenders a lesson. Complaints of cutting on hogs and grain are also frequent. Not For Sale. RACINE, Wis., August 27.-Mr. J. I. Case authorizes the following statement: With reference to various rumors that have been afloat as to Bonner or anyone else buying Jay-Eye-See, no one has the option from me to buy or authority to sell Jay-Eye-See. He is not for sale. Jersey Cattle Killed. CHICAGO, August 28.-A visit of Dr. Parvin, state veterinary, to Amhurst yesterday, resulted in the killing of ten Jersey cows, appraised at $3,000. Their lungs were found to show more or less decided traces of pleuro-pneumonia. In some cases the lungs adhered firmly to the ribs, and were decidedly hepotized. Died in a Madhouse. PARIS, August 27.-Richard Tweed, eldest son of the late William Tweed, of New York, died in a madhouse. It is understood that he left little or no pro perty. -----.N 4mº b Not of Sound Mind. CHICAGO, August 28.-Judge Knick erbocker of the probate court, upon the report of two expert physicians, has snbmitted the question to a jury, which found that Wilbur F. Storey, of the Chicago Times, was incapacitated for business. The appointment of a con. servator for the estate is now being con sidered by the court. Success of Torpedo Experiments. PROVIDENCE, August 27.-The review of torpedo experiments by the North Atlantic squadron, in the presence of the president and secretary of the navy to-day, was a magnificent success. Dur ing the day the president and secretary gave an elegant luncheon to their guests. Gordon's Victory. CAIRO, August 27.-The rebels at tempted to capture Khartoum on the 12th inst. and continued the attack until the 14th, when Gen. Gordon cleverly outflanked them. Many rebels were killed during the engagement. Riel, the Manitoba Renegade. OTTAWA, Ont., Angust 25.-The Do minion government still feel annoyed at the presence of Riel in the northwest. The Indian department has received Intelligence that Big Bear will not stay on the reservation, but has gone along with Lucky Man to confer with the ex renegade. Protest has also also been forwarded to the government against one Louis Schmidt, assistant Dominion land agent of Prince Albert, who is acting as Riel's secretary. It states it is rather an anomalous position for a gov ernment official to occupy, and desires to know if he does so with the sanction of the Ottawa authorities. The Blaine Libel Suit. INDIANAPOLIS, August 29.-In the Blaine libel suit against the Sentinel fifteen days, the time allowed the de fense in which to answer, expired to day, and the attorneys for Mr. Shoe maker entered appearance. This action was necessary to escape default. The defense will now have his own time, unless plaintiff's attorneys secure the rule requiring an immediate answer. In the latter case it is customary to grant ten days further time. Letter List. The following is a list of letters re maining in the Fort Benton post office for the week ending August 29, 1884: Allen Miss .Eva J McGraw Will Black Geo W McGiffin Nate Black Chas Moniger Sam Brennan Victoria Mullery Geo H 2 Clark WE 2 ' Osman Robt Davis Jno Pearson Jack Dwyer Rouse Wm.3 DyerW F Ryberg Alfred Fisher J M Shindier Fred W 'Greene O B Stoue JiJi E GugumrE H Taylor Thomas 2 Hill Win J. , .om ;asa 2, fjowellB F Mrs Townsend James HillI) DUttJnou Kreps Albert S Utt WMn Latham A D Wa r ' Irs Wm Lombard Frank Westo WMisas Birdie. McHose Geo L WrgbhtW H Persons Uca:in. f.or ny o(the bove letters wit please sa` " er. ~S. A~ LAhiA FOR CASH ONLY. GREAT CLEARANCE SALE -OF- SUMMER CLOTHING For LESS than Cost. 0o Not wishing to carry any Summer Clothing over to next year, and to make room for our immense stock of Fall and Winter Goods now en route, we will sell all SUMMER GOODS w FOR 30 DAYS ONLY AN AT LESS THAN COST. - -0 SNS ' ESELEI '. I. G. BAKER & CO., -: DEALERS IN : Gerferal Merchandise 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. I. G, BAKER & CO, Ei. J. WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO. I. G. BAKER & CO H. J. WACKERLIN & C0., Front Street, Benton, MI. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS Ilk Bar Iron, Wagon Timbers, Horse Shoes and Nails Tinware, Stoves, Barb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kinds,Window Class, Queens ware and Classware, Etc. Agents Ibr Laflin & Rand Powder Co. :hartcr Oai. Aoorl Cookiflg ariu HBating Stou.s and Westminster Base Pfrnllr Stovw s il ftok, , We have the Largest and Best Equipped TIN SHOP in the Terriuto'y, (td zs we are ourselves mechanics we are prepared to contract for Tin tooh ng, Glutters, Pipes, and all kinds of Job WVork, and will guarantee to give thorough patisfaction to all of our patrons. Mail orders promptly attended to. Goods will be sold at the following prices at Wetzel's Store: 6 cans Apples, Pears, Cherries, Rasp berries, Strawberries, Peaches, Pine Apples, Pie Plant, Pumpkin, Black berries, Bluebe~rries, Peas, Beans, Corn Tomatoes, Lobster, Salmon, Sardines, etc. - - - - - - - for $I.00 5 Ibs. Cood Tea, $1.00 o 10 Ibs. Peaches $1.00; 6 Ibs. Prunelles, $1.00 8 Ibs. choice Mixed Candy, $1.00; 20 Ibs. Oatmeal, $1 .00;4 lbs, Arrowroot, $1I A lot of Ir.r.e4 -ancy: Groceries at cost. Dry Coods at 25 per cent. off cost.