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THE RIVER PRESS.
Published every Wednesday morning by the River Press Publishing Company. THE public debt was decreased about $9,000,000 during August. THE crops in India are liable to prove a total lailure owing to the drouth. GENERAL BUTLER has taken the stump, and is now on his way to the northwest. THE discovery of gold in the Little Rocky mountains will hasten the open ing of the reservation. GOVERNOR CLEVELAND has come out of his northern hiding place, having re turned to Albany on the 30th ult. THE English government has ordered 250,000 pounds more of Chicago com pressed beef for the Soudan expedition. THE republicans of Virginia have destroyed their chances of carrying that state by quarreling among themselves. THE attorneys of the Indianapolis Sentinel, the libeller of Blaine, are ask ing for time, and evidently intend to take all the advantages of the law's delay. ABRAM PENICK, the most famous Shorthorn breeder in the United States, died at Winchester, Ky., recently, aged eighty-three. He leaves an estate valued at $400,000. THE election in Maine occurs next Monday, September 8th. The republi can majority will run away up in the thousands, with a paralyzing effect on the democracy. THE action of Chief of Police Brown in compelling the Austro-Hungarian consul at Pittsburgh to haul down his flag, as it was in violation of a muni cipal ordinance, calls forth.a correspon dence between Governor Pattison and Secretary Frelinghuysen. THE English government has ordered the man-of-war King Fisher to China to look after British interests in that re gion during the war. Germany is also taking a deep interest in the matter, and it may be more than a two-handed affair before the struggle is over. THE Connecticut Fat Men's club held its fifteenth annual clam bake at Dow lan's Point, near South Norwalk, last week. Charles Wolfe led off with a re cord of 429 pounds, iclosely followed by Peter Murphy, 428 pounds. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." who was a native of Maryland, and died in Balti more in 1843 at the age of 46, is to have an exoensive monument in Golden Gate Park, San i'rancisoo, the trustees of the James Lick estate having decided to expend $60,000 for that purpose. THE delegates appointed at the late meeting of the Montana Wool Growers' association to attend the territorial meet ing called to convene at Helena during fair week should not forget to be in at tendance. Choteau is fast coming to the front as the most important wool county of the territory and should be fully rep resettled at this gathering. THE shipment of live stock to Great I Britain this season has so far resulted in j such heavy losses as to compel many ex- ( tensive buyers to relinquish the trade - and accept agencies from old country' firms. Prospects are now, however, more favorable, and as leading shippers I are beginning to again export extensive- 1 ly it is expected that no diminution will I be shown in the year's returns, i. BRICK POMEROY's new paper, the United States Demotrat, published at New York, has been received. It bears evidence of Brick's erratic nature, but is rn-tLi, r a neat and creditable journal. it it . weekly publication, and as Brick inuuu his fame and first fortune in the 1 publication of the Lacrosse Weekly Democrat, it may be that this venture will be more successful thansome of his late ones. A FEW years ago Hazen,:now chief signal officer, was stationed at an army post in the west. After journeying throughb Montana and Dakota he re ported that thzsesections were a desert region, incapable of raising crops with out irrigation. If Hazen is no better as' a weather prophet than he has proved hinmselfa as an agticultural predictorwand arctic expedition manager, then, indeed, he should be alltoed: tod gi'6 . THE campan was opiened in Indlina last Satu'rdayby both p&rties htiided of speeches ha.ing beei made t!roug out tbe state. endri~kK soued keynbte fof. the 'deipoo~aS y at I ab ptlits. He is in faorYoFfi tnt trU~bL' Hodfs Iu at r at. ep d Lh o anoveak [ 1df '¶t.b p jdoi~Fpe 4··eiS he ought to have been quite certain tha the recoilof the ordnance would not do more damage to the party that discharg ed it than the projectile wouild damagt the enemy. There can be little doubi that the attacks upon Mr. Blaine havt been thoroughly hypocritical, so far as the faction led by the New York Times and Harper's VWeekly is concerned. GOVERNOR HALE'S brother, a resident of Benton, never saw a railroad track o0 a car until last week. Then he visited Helena. If Mr. Hale had remained in Benton he probably never would have seen anything faster than a stage coach or a mackinaw in high water.-Anacon da Review. You are not posted in railroad matters, Bro. Mills. Within two years at most Fort Benton will be the railroad center of the territory. A MAN recently returned from Oregon, where went in search of horses, retorts them very scarce. He says that where a man could pick up 500 horses in a day or so three-years ago he cannot find that many now in two counties; in fact they are the scarcest thing there is. The reason is, there is a big local as well as foreign demand. The Chinese govern ment is buying a good many: sixty went over on one steamer last week from Portland. Some are going to the Sandwich Islands and Japan. The prices promise to be very high for good work horses, as there are not now so many raising horses as there were. He says if a man has good six or seven year-old horses, well broken, he can take them to San Francisco and get $600 or $800 a span for them.-Salt Lake Chron icle. WE have received from the American committee of the statue of "Liberty en lightening the world" an appeal to the people of the United States in behalf of the great statue. The committee call upon every one to subscribe towards the completion of the pedestal upon which it is to be placed. The statue is from the designs of the "great sculptor Bar tholdi, and has been presented by the people of France to the people of the United States. Its cost is $250,000, sub scribed by the French nation. Con gress appropriated Fort Wood and Bed loes island, in New York harbor for the erection of the statue, and the Americani people are asked to raise $120,000, re quired to complete the pedestal. As the gift. is to the whole nation, every one should subscribe as much as they feel able to this object. The most flattering reports are receiv ed from all over the county in regard to the crops this year. Farmers say that in all their experience they have never seen anything like it-far exceeding their expectations. The yield will be at least a third greater than last year from the same ground, and all they want] now is a market to give them encour agement for further work in the same direction another year. The cutting down of the grain supply at the differ ent military posts has affected sales, and purchasers are not prepared to buy and hold the product for an indefinite period. It is to be hoped, however, that some thing will spring up which will create a demand for grain and all other farm products. Unless there is, farmers will get discouraged and only raise an amount sufficient for home consump tion. THE CANADIAN PACIFIC. There are but a few people in this country, comparatively, who realize the fact that another great transcontinental railroad line-the Canadian Pacific, one of the most daring enterprises of the age -is rapidly nearing completion. Mr. W. C. Van Home, tue general manager of the company, and a party of friends, recently traveled over the road, and the proposed route where not constructed, from the Pacific coast to Winnipeg. The party left Montreal, taking the Northern Pacific route to Portland, Or., thence by steamer to Victoria, B. C. From here visits were made to New Westminster, Port Moody, and various points on t.he Onderdonk section, which is now finish ed for a distance of 263 miles from the coast. From the end of this section to the western limit of the main track at Kicking Horse pass is a distance of 290 miles, which Mr. Van Horne traversed by "footing it" and "roughing- It gen erlrgly through a country which he de &cnibes as possessinig in many parts the grandest scenery imaginable. Mr. Van Horme promise~ the comple .tion of the main line nextyear, and says the work is now progressing finely. Hie thinks the Rocky Mountain division will be compieted for several million dollars less than was calculated on, as they lind the difficulties are opt so g~reat is anticipated. W e trust that abpot two of thfimililions aTed Will be &ppropriat ed toward bi~tdi~ng t*he Fort Benton 1ianch, which is sure to be the ibost im lortant feedte that road Will hee In reference to tgl country~ wyest from Winnipeg, Mr. Va..H oin$e sa~ys r "The oountry lookstell: Whet I -Sty thait, 1 could not tell you more ififweeto talk tpyou for a wpok Thlit tei Zp~eartiness t arted tht twi tar rii, r to litiars.' ? Oeilidn J.~amI~tlA this hati vey b hee;i An tbe habit tg~iag %ot the idea to the public that Canadianr cc crossed notqing but a barren or of miles there i~s one vap (t tbeWb~_ been surprisedand delighted. In each faiinm theie is from flrty to fifty acres ,under cu tivatiip this smson. ft wil surprise-soine f' ohese people who are continually harping about our great northwest desert, 'to flntti what tthat desert is capable of producing." What .is here said of the Northwest is truie in a general way of Montana-only in a greater degree. The Manitoba road, which is reaching out this way, will tap even a greater country than that tri butary to the Canadian Pacific, and many times better than the Northern Pacific region. GRAND UNION HiOTE FO"RT BENTON. M. T. iai Opehed November 2d, 1882. The Leading Hotel of Montana Territory. First Class in all its Appointments. The Finest and Largest Hotel Building in the West. First-class Accommodations for the Traveling Pub lic. Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers This house is centrally located, and all coaches arrive at and depart from the door. First-class Bar and Bil liard Room in the house. Charges Reasonable. EHUNS1BEG3G & TBAVE3S. Proprietors. Choteau:House Fort Beriton, Mont na. --- . 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 OVERLAND HOTEL, BILLY YARD. Proprietor. FORT BENTON, MONTANA. -o RE-OPNED an BE-FURNISHED -0 First Class Accommodations for the Public. The beds have all been renovated and are first-class. Good and attentive waiters; parties not promptly and politely attended to will pease report to the office. IW" Open Day and Night ..A A FIRST-0LASS BAR! BEST LIQUORS AND OIGARS Parties may procure beds at any hoar of the day or nirht. FORT BENTON, L, T. A NEW TWO-STORY BRICK (Builst 1882.) WELL FUR. ISHED. SSpecia rates by the week 6 mit a A first Ciasp Bar in connptlon 44 ;· I-ii12:··-·~E~l·l~ i~s~lidL3~~ft--i aIJ "· ~~~At teA ~. k~~~6i~~JT~j~lfhg~Jg~~ -~;--I -l~ ·~ .r~·-~· :;i SEiO STEELL & CO. !Sun River and Ulidia, M. T. DEALERS IN GROCERIES AN D DRY GOODS, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, HARDWARE, GENERAL SUPPLIES, THE LATEST IMPROVED FARM MACHINERY, -AND Agricultural Implements OF ALL KINDS. --o- Hand Plows, Sulky Plows, Cultiv ators, Harrows, Mowers and Reapers, Sulky Rakes, Etc. ---o-- ALSO A FULL LINE OF FISH BROS. & CO.'S FAMOUS VEHIOLES. DRUGS, MEDICINES, ETC. This Department has recently been added, and is under tne charge of an experienced druggist. PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES CONSTANTLY ON HAND. PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY PREPARED, ,* .MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T., " Wholesale and Retail Dealers in "'' N OTION S, M T. Hosiery, Corsets, Gloves, / T FANCY TOILET ARTICES, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S . SUITS AND SHOE-'' " MILLINERY, 4 (i % ETC., ETC., ETC. 0 0 S.I / CARPETS, . SHADES, • "WALNUT and EBONY POLES Bd justable Cornices, Stair Rlods, ,AND EVER Y DESCRIPTION OF 'House- Firnishing Goods '.- . 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