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THE RIVER PRESS.
Published every Wet tesday morning by the River Press Publishing Company. OVER 124,000 voters have registered, at Brooklyn. BLAINE is now magnetizing the peo ple of Indiana. He is receiving a royal welcome from the Hoosiers. THE indications are that the new con stitution for the future state of Montana will be adopted by a large majority. BLAINE will make a tour through New York next week and assist in swelling the republican majority in that state. THE republican plurality in Ohio on the head of the ticket is 11,321. The 14emocratic majority in West Virginia is about 5,000. TILE great contests on the 4th prox. will be in New York and Indiana, and the republican managers are confident of carrying both of them. THE firm of Donnell, Lawson & Simp son, bankers, well known in Montana, resumed business yesterday, having suspended during the late panic. JUDGE KNOWLES is making an ex cellent canvass and winning friends wherever he goes. There is a surprise in store for the Toole men on the 4th of November. THE candidacy of W. J. Minar is creating genuine enthusiasm through out the courrty,nand the vote he will re e 4th of next month will sur some people. IIE democratic national committee issued an address to the people, in hich, with consummate gall, it claims democratic victory in Ohio and pre dicts Cleveland's election. MONTANA will have a fine exhibit at e New Orleans exposition, thanks to e earnest efforts of Commissioners rris and Clark. The mineral exhib ill be particularly attractive. Sory in Ohio has given in confidence to the republicans, ey enter upon the November con-. th renewed energy and a determi to win. It will be an easy trium Blaine. ROMINENT republican and demo f this city arranged a bet of $800 a n the general result, but when it to a "show down" the democrat ened. He is just eight hundred by his lack of back bone. local election in this county is yoid of partisan feeling. It is not a iquestion of which ticket a candi date is on, but of qualification and fit ness for the position sought. In every part of the county this disposition to .vote for men and not party is manifest ing itsel', and it will work out a good result on election day. gole's party in Silver Bow is a worrying factor in the elec t is year, and each of the old par tIe a little alarmed about the issue. A ge majority of the miners is in sym hy with the new organization, adrid it is not improbable that they will elect a portion of their ticket. No dec lari.lin of preference in regard to del e*,st to congress has been made by the WLES AND HUNT have made a endid. campaign through Meagher 4 Choteau counties and completely pst the fish Toole and Johnston had ton" to fry in those counties. Their reases are spoken of as masterly, and cing, and creating a m t favor ressioon on every oc on. We undred mn Montana owl~ elegate to con ~.---New Northwest. If elected justice of the J a faithful and efficient i in his ofice at all r tend to business, 1 ly' feels the lack of It e have gres.t respect I ut do no t believe he Sfo+ whie the demo teI~~~i.;The proper would be to elect Mr. . ·u6 tI 4e, +ud wi, IIII ? +( TUr RESERVATIO W. A RIVER PRESS representative was recently informed by Del ,gate Maginnis that the prospect of securing the reduc tion of the Indiaq reservation during the forthcoming session of congress is en couraging, although there are still some obstacles to be overcome. When it be came apparent at the last session that the bill couli not be passed at that time, our delegate endeavored to secure the appointment of a special commission to establish the boundaries of the new re serve, but this was defeated by W. S. Holman and a few others, who, for some inscrutable reason, are opposing the opening of any of the Indian reserva tions. The bill that will be put forward this winter will meet the opposition of these men, but it is hoped that it can be passed despite their opposing efforts. The discovery of rich mines in the Little Rocky and Bear's Paw mountains will materially assist Major Maginnis in his eflbrts to secure the opening of the reservation, and he will make the most of the advantage thus given. It will also result in the removal of the Indians farther east, thus opening to settlement the most desirable portion of that vast Indian domain. Delegate Maginnis expects to go to Washington in advance of the opening of congress to set the reservation ball rolling. The first move will betosecure the appointment of some person, or a committee, to determine upon the boun daries of the reduced reservation, after which a bill in accordance with the re port made will be introduced and every effort made to secure its passage. Sec retary Teller is in hearty accordance with him and no opposition from the department is apprehended this year. Major Maginnis promises to put forth his best efforts to secure this much des ired legislation and we believe that his labor to that end will be crowned with success. If it is in the line of possibility he will not retire from congress with that great northern reservation still in tact. NEW YORK Sun: Well, Ohio per forms for Grover Cleveland in 1884 the same office which North Carolina pe: formed for Horace Greeley in 1372. It kills him as a candidate. The democ racy will not have Grover Cleveland for president. They would not have Gree ley, not alone because he did not repre sent the ideas of democracy, but still more because he was not fit to be presi dent. For the same high and resistless reasons they will not have Grover Cleve land now. He does not represent the ideas of democracy, aqd he is not fit to be president. CHOTEAU COUNTY should give W. H. Hunt a handsome vote for district attor ney. Mr, Hunt is a young man of ster ling qualities, is competent and desely ing, and as a matter of county pride, he should be complimented with a large vote. This is the proper time for the democrats to rebuke the party leaders at Helena, who insist that Lewis and Clarke is the only county in the district that can have the district attorneyship -in other words, that Choteau county has no claims the Helena bosses are bound to respect. MR. ROBERT VAUGHN, of Sun river, the republican candidate for the council, is one of the best known citizens of Choteau county, and if elected would. be a creditable representative of this county in the upper house of the legis lative assembly. Mr. Vaughn is an in telligent gentleman, well informed on the needs of the ierritory. He has him self large interests at stake, and is just such a man as should be called to fill this position. We hope to see him elect ed with the rest of the republican ticket. QUARTERMASTER GENERAL HOLA BIRD, in his annual report, says the ne cessity of assembling troops in the larger and more permanent posts near the In dian reservations, and in proximity to great strategic points in the country to protect its valuable public reservations, harbors and forts, becomes daily more and more apparent, on consideration of principles of economy, efficiency and wis .vern ment,. The report states there are eighty-two national cemete~ ries, containing 321,62. inter~ents. Ta# demoerat w o can find any con solationin the result of the Ohio elsc tion-which shows a republicap gain wed. I it wass some of the demo oratic organs a' clming; , "victory" for that pafty, we wod .ke to see thei a few more victories 4o the same . k Tlz-~~is ~~ii THE disposition manifested through out the county to vote for men regard less of party considerations will resul' in the selection of excellent officers, anc all, or nearly all, of them will be repub licans. Such are the indications at this writing. THERE are excellent reasons for pre dieting that New Jersey will give it electoral, vote to Mr. Blaine. The re publicans in the state are thoroughl3 organized, united, aggressive and en. thuwiastic. The democrats, on the other hand, are split up into factions, and many of the local and congressional nomineesoiu f the party are unpopular and will seriously hurt the general tick et. The tariff issue is also a prominent factor in the campaign and will inure to the advantage of the republicans. TiLE POLITICAL POT. The New Northwest claims 500 major ity for Knowles in the territory. r'he citizens of the Teton a-e said to be solid for Galbraith for sheriff. Sonie of the boys are offerintg odds on the proposition that 0. G. Cooper will be the next sheriff. Dr. J. W. Wheelock is a candidate for superintendent of schools, and not for public administrator. The people's party in Silver Bow county indorsed six of the candidates on the republican ticket. The vote that Chas. H. Boyle, of the Highwood, will receive for commission er, will astonish the natives. W. F. Parker is doing good work for himself and for the ticket. He is de veloping a strength which will surely elect him. The republican central committee have nominated Robt. Vaughn. of Sun River, for the council, vice R. P. Walk er, resigned. Major Maginnis' appointments are all along the line of the railroad. He is not interested enough in the'result to make long stage rides. O. G. Cooper will soon become a per manent resident of Fort Benton. as his calling and election to the office of sheriff is almost certain. Charley Crawford, one of the inde pendent candidates for sheriff, is mak ing a vigorous canvass, and if he is not successful he will have a creditable vote. John Hunsberger and S. L. Kelly are about the only candidates' who have not gone to the out precincts to see the boys. Perhaps they think it is not necessary. There are four local tickets in Yellow stone county, which shows that politics are about as badly mixed on the Yellow stone as they are in the upper Missouui country. Every republica candidate who re turns from the ru rl districts makes a flattering report 4 to his prospects. There is evidently a democratic revolt inr thc~ ,ICb11nt1'~r W. H. Hunt is now in Jefferson coun ty, speaking every night. He is accom panied by Mr. Seligman, the republican candidate for joint representative for Lewis and Clarke and Jefferson. The democratic majority in this coun ty is not as. large by many votes as it was two years ago, and in consequence the republicans have a little show of success, apart from the democratic strife that prevails. The republicans of Montana were never better organized than they are now, under the direction of Col. I. D. McCutcheon, chairman of the territorial central commitee. Col. McCutcheon is a natural born politician. Who can tell the outcome of the com ing election? All the candidates expect to be elected. This will give to Choteau county four sheriffs, four assessors, and three superintendents of public schools. If they are all elected, the Lord help the county. "I used to think it was a penitentiary offense to vote anything but the demo cratic ticket," said an old-time demo crat of the Teton to a republican candi date the other day, "but I am going to vote for you if I am hanged for it, and there are a wholellot of other democrats who feel the same way." W. J. Minar returned last evening from the Teton, having visited during his trip the most important precincts of the county. Mr. Minar's smiling counte nance indicates that he got no little en couragement from the voters on the out side. Judgingiby what others tell us, his candidacy is received with marked enthusiasm throughout the county. The republicans must be vigilant and on election day see to it that the meth ods usually resorted to by the de iocracy are not carried out. Let their defeat be certain. Leave no loophole for them to crawl through, and November 4th will send the glad: tidings:throuhout the territory thathoteat county isr.tm ed from democratic rule, lver ; ag di to assert su pre acy. The democrats of this co nty are so devoid of life and hope; so lacking i, energy, so discour ed byvthe in the party that thy hae y vir ul (except when no Lnterest whatever manif the canvass. It is a s4, sad' state ofhfe r in the banner doea cie county of.he, t ed y. s.ra sod ,f ,i .ft! tm . 7 . .± '1 _ f i., J GEO. STEELL CO. Sun River and Ulidia, M. T. DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND DR Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, HARDWARE, GENERAL SUPPLIES. o THE LATEST IMPROVED FARM MACHINERY, -AND Agricultural Implements OF ALL KINDS. o- Hand Plows, Sulky Plows, C ultivators, Harrows, Mowers and Reapers, Sulky Rakes, Etc. -o ALSO A FULL LINE OF FISH BROS. & CO0.'S FAMOUS VEHICLES. DRUGS, MEDICINES, ETC. This Department has recently been added, and is under tne charge of an experiienced druggist. PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES CONSTANTLY ON HAND. PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY PREPARED. BAKER & DeLORIIIER, / + MAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, M. T., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ."" NOTIONS, Hosiery, Corsets, Glo FANCY TOILET ARTICLES, ," LADIES', ANaI C'HILDREN'S & " SUITS AND SHOES/ " M1VILLINERY, /* , /. / ETC., ETC., ETC. f"f* O* , o.°° - o°/ ' 4 4 0o 7,. . "CARPETS, ,44. SHADES, 4 , ./WALNUT and EBONY POLES . 4"'+Adjustable Cornices, Stair Rods, AND EVER Y DESCRIPTION OF House Furn ishing Goods m4 "aSmsaausamsm mmmmmm mmms. ImaRmSmmU mmmmDm. mmm iamm.mmm., nm ,4,- Agents for all kinds of Sewing Machines. "' The Best is tie Che aSest.'9 Auitman-Ta r reshers i!U " "'-- . . . . -