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THE RIVER PRESS.
GOLD IN POTATOES. A ""'ind" that May Soon Cause a Placer ExcitemeLt. On the classic banks of Wood river nothing but peace and happiness to the so ot rbeen known. None touls, or vicious spir trg ~mee depalted to not of, have ever ate thesturd y iuiner, nor of his way. No ruins of Pompeii or fossilized remains of the 1matrothll s of ages gone, have ever lbeein unearthed, or pillars found like unto the monument left by those of Sodoin and Gomorrah. But last week a discoverv was ia(de in Hailey that may e of l'iore vital interest to the Wood river valley generally during the present generation, than the lore in past events Irmon the digging-up of a plile of ruins. A few days ago Mrs. Chase purchased solite potatoes fromi an up town produce (dealer, anld while prep)aring them for dinner discovered small, bright parti (les sparkling in the water. The fact was ti:ade known to her husband, who i t i t uted an examination of the contents of the pall, and several large flakes of gold were found. Mr. Chase then "cleaned up"' the washings from the potatoes and took the result to an assay office, where it was found to be very pure gold, and worth fifty cents. The question that now agitates the minds of mimany is, where were those potatoes raised ? The present supply is mostly drawn from the ranches down the val ley.--Wood River Times. The Latest Railroad in the Northwest Ter ritory. OTTAWA, October 14.-Sir Alexander Gait by cable to-day informed Sir David Macpherson that instructions had been transmitted to begin the construction of the Northwestern Coal and Naviga tion railway. This company has decid ed, in its own interests and those of that section in the Northwest, on'the imme diate construction of 107 miles of rail way from Medicine Hat to the property of the company at the Belly river, with Fort Macleod as its objective point. This decision is consequent on the de termination of the government of Can ada to concede to the company 1,900 acres of land per mile as a free grant, the company to pay ten cents an acre as the cost of the survey. The railway the Dominion government recognize to be of importance, as bearing in its success ful issue upon the early and practical solution ot the fuel problem. The company has decided upon a nar row-gauge railway. One would think that it would be better for the company, and for the'country, if they were to re vise their decision and take the whole Iit of 3 Q00Q crew er i d there. Donald Grant, of St. Paul, who re cently received a contract to build 107 miles of railway, from Medicine Hat to the Galt coal mine, on the Belly river, has formed a partnership with I. M. IRoss, of Winnipeg. Mr. Grant is now finishing a large contract on the North Shore section of the Northern Pacific. When that is completed his whole force will be transferred to the-new road. In the meantime a force of 200 men and 75 teams will be put to work at Medicine Hat, Mr. Grant, as a member of the firm of Langdon, Sheppard & Co., built tile Canadian Pacific from Portage la Prairie clear through to the Rocky mountains. The company for whom the new road is to be built is the North west Coal and Navigation company. Pioneer Press. Louis Rel R1eported Killed. ToRONTO, October 18.-The Mail's Winnipeg special says: A telegram from Calgary states that it is reported there that Louis Riel was shot in Prince Albert during a riot there, and that the government wires have been cut. Wild rumors are also currrent that Major Crozier amid his command at Battleford have been massacred. The latter is ap parently improbable, but the riot and Riel's death is looked upon as not un likely by Prince Albert people now in Calgary. Another dispatch says the rumors that Riel has been shot in Prince Albert dur ing a riot there, and that the government wires have been cut, have been in cir culation some days. Information came here from a Roman Catholic mission ary, but nothing confirmatory has been received. Various wild rumors of the wholesale massacre of Major Crozier and his command, at Battleford, came by way of Fort Macleod, but no foundation for these rumors can be learned here. The shooting of Riel islooked upon by old timers and Prince Albert people as not an unlikely event. Nothing fur ther has been received from Calgary to day. Oil Excitement.1 PITTSBURG, October 20.-A more surprising turn of affairs thann the oil market to-day has not been n for months. The trade looked for a urther decline in prices, and fully ex the opening to be below 60. of breaking, however, prices advan 1 amid the most intense excitement, he sudden advance caught theashorts y, and two failures urred on tbhe P. e molt.por e Sfor WhiOse .co rale. I). K. Fost thousand barre and on ...heav uying report that t Standard Oil company had callted t the oil which they had been bu i two weeks, and it went imm l - 65); from this there wae deeline of 1. but prices rallied a inet ua 4e Exchange in this city. Brokers shouted themselves hoarse and tramped on each other in frantic endeavers either to buy or cover. Crowds flocked to the Ex change, and the lobby was packed. After reaching 71¼ the market fell off to 64 c, and closed at 69)c. Transactions are estimated at ten million barrels. The Result in Ohio. COLUMBUS, October 18.--The fl eial vote of Ohio was counted by the county clerks to-day. Returns from 60 counties and semi-otiucial returns from the other 28 counties give the following results: Robinson (rep.), for secretary of state, 11,321. Flickinger (rep.), for board of public works, 17,476. The semi official returns do not report' on the other republican candidates, but with the 60 counties heard from, the plurality of Johnson, for supreme court judge, is estimated at from 15,000 to 16,000. The actual vote or majorities by con gre.-sional districts cannot be given, but the vote by counties on congressmen shows 58,544 republican majorities, and 40,126 democratic. The net republican majority on the congressional vote is 18,418. Centenary Celebration. NEW YORK, October 12.-The cen tenary of the venerable Sir Moses Mon tefiore was celebrated to-night in the Five Points house of industry by the immigrant classes of the Young Men's Hebrew association. The hall was crowded. Many of those present have been enabled to come to America through the philanthropic Sir Moses. Cleveland Assaulted. ALBANY, October 20.-As Governor Cleveland was going from the executive mansion to the capital, about 9 o'clock this morning, he was assaulted in front of the medical college by Samuel Boone, of Elmira, who struck at the governor with his right hand. The blow was warded off and the man repeated the blow several times without hitting the governor's face. He then darted toward a pile of cobble stones but was intercept ed by Dr. Houghton before he obtained a inissle. Boone returned his attack on the governor when Houghton seized and held him and the governor deliber ately resumed his walk. A Magnificent Gift. NEW YORK, October 18.-At a meet ing of the trustees of the college of physicians and surgeons this evening the announcement was officially made that Wm. H. Vanderbilt had given to that institution $500,000 as a building fund. A site, including twenty-nine city lots at sixty-eighth and sixty-nineth streets and Tenth avenue, has been purchased, and it is understood that budiding opperations will be begun at an early day. Recovered His Health. INDIANAPOLIS, October 17. - Wm. Calkins, the republican candidate for governor of Indiana, has been lying quite ill at Lafayette for several days, but has so far recovered that, accompa nied by his wife, he left this afternoon for Chicago. They will spend the night in that city and go to Laporte, their place of residence, to-morrow. Delegate Nomination. CHEYENNE, October 17.-F. E.Wanen, of this city, was to-day nominated as delegate to congress by the Wyoming republican convention. gB.amne in Elkhart. ELKHART, Ind., October 20.-Blaine left South Bend this morning at 10 o'clock on a special train. John C. New A~nd a number of Indiana speakers were on the train. The plan to-day was to drop a speaker at each place where the train stopped, so as to have an orator to address the crowd after Blaine had gone. At Elkhart, the first stop, there was a crowd of 8,000 people. Blaine left the train and ascended the stand there. He addressed his remarks entirely to the tariff issue. He said that the democrat ic party had surrendered its authority when Indiana was very unimportant in the list of states, but last year its indus trial products had reached the enormous sum of $150,000,000. He wanted to ask any fair or candid man-be he democrat or republican-whether that great pros perity could have been reached without a protective tariff? The two parties di vided upon this issue, "Be careful in your judgment as free men upon the 4th of next November, said Mr. Blaine, as he bid Elkhart good-bye. Blaine In Indians. WORTHINGTON, October 22.-An hour before the time when Mr. Blaine was to leave Indianapoli~ this morning, there were perhaps 2,000 people gathered: around the rear of his train in thedepot, who kept calling flr him to come out. When Mr. Blaine appeared there was a t prolonged outburst of cheering, 5ot'jiwhich time Mr. Blaine stood bowigt them. He held out his hand to" 80101Wd lonee, and said : -"I am viyha to Mre ohpptunity to epress tsoaa of the people of In dlianapols theI obalation I feel, n goota tess offerfor the siduae ep gven me ,here ee. It is esteemed vi ~r~t· -\I GRAND UI Ol HOTEL FORT BIENTON, 1. T. Opened November 2d, 1882. The Loading 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 lil liard Room in the house. Charges Reasonable. H1NSBEZBGEB TEAVEBS, Proprietors. Choteau House Fort Benton, Montana. 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, YARD & GALL AGHER. Proprietors. FORT BENTON, MONTANA. -o RE-0 PENED anii RE-URNISHED D -0 First Class Accommodations for the Public. The beds have all been renovated and are first-class. Good and attentive waiters. al Rates reduced to $1.50 per day. Special rates to regular Boarders. A FIRST-CLASS BAR ! BEST LIQUORS AND CIGARS Parties may procure beds at any hour of the day or nieht. Will pay best rarket price for country produce. FORT BENTON, M, T. A INEW TWO-STORY BRICK (Built 1882.) WELL FURNISHED. IN- Special rates by the week or month. j A First Class Bar in connection. T, F, MORGAN & Co,, DEALERS IN General Merchandise, STANFORD, MONTANA. Special inducements offered to Ranch and Stockmen. Good Hotel, Stable and Blacksmith Shop in connection, iP Call and examine good% and prices. PETER SMITH, UNDERTAKER, Oontraotor and Builder. Have coastantly on hand a large stock of Buri Casee -aReooed. Black Walnut, teallec Cases, etc., and all Urdertaka'Vood. P ARal Carte work paptly attedd to. . 7 a't B" i vpSe a 7secz. 4ttbnsumffit i& ato, r th Iit SEAS-ONO OF 1884. J. H. McKnight & Co. PosT TRADE RS AND DEALERS IN FORT SHAW. M. T. We are in receipt of a large stock of Goods bought for cash and which we offer at Bottom Prices. Our stock consists in part of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING. HARD WAKE, STOVES AND TINWARE, GUNS, AMMUNITION,. WOODEN WARE, CROCKERY, GLASS, LAMPS. HARNESS AND SADDLERY, WOOL SACKS AŽND TWINE, TENTS AND WAGON SHEETS. We carry a full line of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, consisting in part of the Celebrated Wood's Self-binders and Mowers, Tiger Rakes, Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows, Harrows, Wheelbarrows and Pumps. We are agents for the celebrated COOPER WAGON S, which are conceded to be the best wagons made for the west ern country. We respectfully invite our old friends and patrons to give us a call and examine goods and prices before buyine elsewhere. Jan. 1, 1884, J. H. McKNIGHT & CO. LUMBER, LATH AND SHINGLES. -0 BIG CASIN0 AND MOCCASIN MILLS. -0 Dressed Flooring aud Siding. Large Stock constantly on hand. Prices reduced to suit the times. - 0-- - Parties about to build will find it to their inerest to call upon us, as we will not be undersold in the way of legiti mate trade. Very low for cash. W. H. WATSON. WILLIAM GLASSMAN, Manufacturer. and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in SADDLES, HARNESS Chaps, Bridles, Pure California Spurs, _ = Bits, Etc., Etc. -o STOCK SADDLES A SPECIALTY IS Warranted Not to Hurt Man or Horse. .. All kinds of Saddles and Harness made to order. Send for price list and catalogue. Mail orders a speclalty and attended to as well as if the parties were present. WRM. CLASSMAN, Practical Saddler, Fort Benton. THE WHOLE STOUge', OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, Lately owned by W. S. Wetzel, - WILL BE- - SO AL A0 Qo9C Groceries, Cigars and I4quors, Boots and Shoes, aad Dry Goods. THE ASSORTMENT IS COOD. a Buy your Winter Supplies before it is too late ..BSIG. 'EE. Canadian Pacific Rilway, ST LTOTU I a The COaadan Pacific Railway Company are onow.. prepared to offer facilities for the tVsportatior of cattle from Maple reek, N. W. , directly north of Fort Benton, t.8-t. Paul, St. Louis, ago an other eatn its. t w rtes, st time and good attnt atck. 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