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THE RIVER PRESS.
-__ The Ge3. Steell & Co. Aflair. Tke attachment of Geo. Steell & Co., it seems, wa's not instituted by the Montana National Bank, as at first re ported, but by Phil A. Manix, for the sum of $6,000-he having endorsed a note for Geo. Steell to that amount. Manix paid the note at Helena, and the Nontana National, suspecting that something was wrong, sent their assist ant cashier to Sun River to take posses sion of the store. The latter arrived first, but the sheriff soon came along and levied the attachment for $6,000. It is now a contest between the bank and Manix. as to which is entitled to posses sion, and the opinion seems to be-back ed by that of Warren Toole-that Manix has the best of it. In this event the Fort Benton creditors who levied at tachments are fully secured. These events were entirely unexpect ed by Mr. Steell, and are so much the harder to stand up under. He has the sympathy of everybody in this section in this misfortune, and we trust he will be able to resume business again soon. This is a probable result, as the Montana National bank is inclined to stand by him. The Colored Men's Meeting. The announcement that the colored citizens of Fort Benton were to have a demonstration at the court house Tues day evening brought out quite a large audience, and the meeting was a decid edly enthusiastic one. A large bonfire was started in front of the temple of justice, and this, with the booming of cannon, made it appear as if the event was to be one of more than ordinary in terest. At half past seven the meeting was called to order by George Washington Bullett, who, in a brief speech, stated the object of the gathering and conclud ed by introducing.Mr. Andrew Jackson as the first orator of the evening. Jack son was in good voice and trim and his speech was a rattler. His remarks were confined strictly to "local issues," and were liberally punctuated with ap plause. The burden of his grievance seemed to be that the colored population of Fort Benton have not been accorded justice, and he wanted to impress upon his audience that he should have "jes' as much jestis" as Charley Conrad, John Power, "Jerry" Gould or anybody else. Jackson subsided amid a storm of ap plause, in which the small boys took a leading part, and was followed by Mr. Gibson Finn. The latter discussed poli tics-national, territorial and local. He declared his unalterable allegiance to the republican party and made a credit able plea for civil rights for the colored man. Other speakers were call^d, but they failed to respond, when the president of the evening dismissed the audience. The meeting was probably the most en thusiastic and boisterous ever held in Fort Benton and afforded no little amusement to those in attendance. *. Held Up. The Jefferson City and Boulder coach was held up on Monday by Jeff. Ed munson, Chas. Warfield and two others, who expected that Neil Murphy and the Edmunsons were on the stage in charge of officers. The object was to rescue these men, but when it was found they were not on board the coach was allowed to go on. On board the coach were some of Helena's legal luminaries: Messrs. Massena Bullard, Col. Johnston, E. W. Toole, Judge Chumasero, Rev. L. L. Wood, T. H. Carter and others. Sheriff Cameron and another officer left Jefferson city about fitteen minutes be hind the coach and met the same party. Taking in the situation, they opened fire on the road agents, exchanging sev eral shots, but without effecting a cap ture. Parties of armed men are in pur suit. The Mines. D. G. Wilkins who has just returned from the Little Roclkies unite with nine tenths of those who have visited that country in the opinion that it is destined to be a great mining field. That the shallow diggings in all the gulches will pay, and are paying, has been fully demonstrated. If the deep grodnd is equally good the future of the camp is assured. In Little Alder gulch parties are now sinking a shaft to bed-rock and wil have it completed before many days. The general belief of the old miners is that the deep digging3 will prove the richest and all are looking forward with interest to the result of the test. Mr. Wilkins estimates that there are 4900 men In the different gulches in the Little Rockies at this time and that a large number will winter there. Sev eral of the miners have commenced the erection of cabins and are making gen eral preparations to stay with the camp. As to the Weather. 411 of ourlocal prophets, with a few of UW outside preincts yet to hear from, ae predictipng a winter of unusual se verity. $omeof them say that during a scason when berries are plenty a cold i1ter issure to follow. Ofcourse this htbeso. They say it was so in 1875 ad again in 1880. The beavers are *a-ndgry knoeingt pomethng they do lies a wonderful effect upon the weather. . book published by the signal seer AlC )ocalittes. It is psslb thiat cold more frequently than at the change. These observations being made in the interest of science would seem to effec tually explode the idea of the moon in fluencing the weather. So all of our old signs seem to be rudely taken from us by the inexorable hand of science. Bear Killed by a Twelve Year Old Boy. Last Saturday Earnest Bean and his brothers, Sam and Philip, were out hunting on the head of Lyons creek, about thirty-five miles north west of Helena, when they suddenly encounter ed two bears-a she bear and her cub, the young one, however, being as big as its mother. The animals at first showed a disposition to investigate the hunters. but a volley of hot lead satisfied their curiosity. The old bear retired with a broken back to the seclusion of a tim bered gulch near at hand, but the young one stood his ground and evinced a dis position to object to the proceedings, whereupon Earnest and Sam gave him two more shots, to which he paid no more attention than if he had been fired at with paper balls. Philip, the young est of the three brothere, (a lad but twelve years old), then raised his gun and fired, shooting the shaggy monster dead-a feat of.which he is (and has just reason to be) proud. The old bear was tracked some distance through the brush and timber, but was not overtak en. The cub's skin was brought to town yesterday, certified to before Judge Smith, and the bounty of $8 drawn. Herald. Pay for Right of Way. A letter to Major Maginnis from Sec retary Teller (replying to a letter from the major) states that instructions were issued on the 4th inst. for the payment to the Flathead Indians of tne money due them from the Northern Pacific Railroad company for right of way through their reservation. The amount will be paid in cash and divided among the Indians. The total is $17,000, that being the amount agreed upon at the the conference held two years ago be tween Assistant Attorney General Mc Cammon and the Flatheads. " A Jlg Mining Deal. The Kentucky Favorite, Comet and Keystone mines, the property of Brain erd, Gardner & Co., were sold yesterday to the Maginnis Mining Co. for the sum of $100,000. Several miners will be put to work at once taking out ore and building roads. We shall have more to say about this sale next week.-Argus. From the Little Rockies. Sam Schwab and Wm. McCrea, of Helena, arrived in the city Wednesday from the Little Rockies, en route home. They are well pleased with their trip, as it enabled them to see the finest por tion of Montana, as Mr. Schwab puts it. In regard to the mines he thinks the development is not sufficient as yet to show whether or not there will be a good camp there. If the deep diggings pan out, the future of the Little Rockies is assured. Sam thinks that good quartz will be found in both the Little Rocky and Bear's Paw mountains, and h- has great faith in the future prosperity of the region he visited. In his opinion it is the garden spot of the territory. Reducing Indian Reservations. C. C. Painter, Esq., of Washington, D. C., representing the Indian Rights association, of Philadelphia, arrived by Sunday night's train. His mission here is to examine into the advisability of re ducing the Northern Montana Indian reservation. The association which he represents is purely philanthropical in character and is organized for the pur pose of helping to settle the Indian question in a manner that will protect the red man's rights. With regard to the question of reducing reservations the association favors the policy of first settling the Indians on good tillable land and teach them how to cultivate it -in short to place them in a position to support themselves by farming before taking away their hunting grounds. The policy is also favored of more liberal appropriations for assisting in the com mendable undertaking of changing the wild warriors into peaceful plowmen. Mr. Painter expects to leave to-morrow for the northern part of the territory, and while there will also examine into the condition of the starving Piegans. Herald. No Use Without Abuse. What is the reason that feminine humanity neyer adopts a pretty fashion without speedily introducing an incon gruity? All men bowed down to the Gainaborough hat as a thing of beauty until ladies took to wearing it to the theatre, whereat all men began to swear. Then lovely woman (that is, the lovely woman who did not know better), had herself melted and poured in a liquid state, into the entrancing Jersey. When she solidified the efiect was electric, but no sooner bad the beauty of curved out line, which the Jersey especially reveals, bee fully apprehended than lovely w me ruined the effect by clapping a ais.belt over it, and° so reducing the curves angles again. So with gloves; from a recognition of ti beauty of a long arm-say trife of twenty buttons r s-this erratic e tuire called for gloves that would reahto the shoulder. So h everything, women does noth. in by halves. Sha'n't we, have fun, when Uf Lockwood is tinguisted 7 . W T. tba - Not a Practicable Route. WINNIPEG, Man., October 18.-OttoJ. Klotz, the dominion government ex plorer, who was sent out to explore the country between here and Hudson's bay, with a view of determining the practicability of constructing a raillway, arrived in the city to-day. Mr. Klotz was questioned concerning the trip, but he refused to give any definite informa tion, saying that the government was entitled to have it first. There was lit tle difficulty, however, in deriving from Mr.Klotz's expression that he will re port to the government that the scheme is not feasible, and that it would require an outlandish amount of money to build a railway. At York factory, on Hudson bay, Mr. Klotz saw the Neptune, and converesd with the members of the ex pedition sent out to explore Hudson's straits. They report having encountered considerable ice in the straits and hav ingvexperienced bad weather, sleet and snow falling in abundance. ------r .4 441 mo" 4 Ip------ Discharged. ALBANY, October 22.-Samuel T. Boone, who assaulted Governor Cleve land on Monday last, was arraigned be fore Justice Guttman in the police court this afternoon. The court room was thronged by a curious crowd. Boone, who looked careworn, asked and ob tained permission to make a statement. He said he had been greatly worried over his brother's case and had scarcely slept for several nights. He admitted his conduct had been hasty and said he was sorry for what he had done. He also insisted that he never intended do ing the governor any harm. Justice Guttman said he had received a letter from Governor Cleveland in whfch the governor stated that he had no desire to prosecute the prisoner and recommend ed leniency. Boone was then dis charged. Large Enough .'or All. ST.Lours, October 21.-Steps are be ing taken by interested parties here to induce the National Wool Growers' as sociation and the National Tanners' convention to hold their annual meet ings here at the same time as the great cattle convention. which will be held next month. It is stated that the tan ners are especially interested in reform ing the system of branding cattle, as the one now in use greatly impairs the value of the hides, and it is thought that if the two interests can be brought to gether some plan can be devised to protect the hides from the deep scars now made by the branding irons and the tearing by barbed wire. The Canadian Pacific Branch. Mr. W. G. Conrad, who is on terms of intimacy with the leading officials of the Canadian Pacific railroad, informed our reporter to-day that the Fort Benton branch will unquestionably be the first built by the company in the northwest, and he expects that operations on the same will comimence next season. Every energy of the company is now bent to complete the main line, and it is ex pected that this result will be accom plished by the 1st of next October. Then, if not before, the matter of se curing feeders will be looked after, and Mr. Conrad has the assurance of those high in authority that the Fort Benton branch will be the first to be constructed in the northwest. There are good reasons why it should be the first built. Such a branch, if earliest in the field, would do the carry ing business for the whole of northern Montana, which would aggregate more than the trade secured alongthe main line from Winnipeg to Calgary, a dis tance of 700 miles. The opening of the reservation would so increase thfs traffic as to leave no doubt of'the branch line paying well, without regard to advan tages as a feeder for the main line. The company have already a thorough knowledge of the resources of northern Montana, and they will not delay long er than can be helped the building of a branch to this place. If President Ste phens is successful in the object of his mission to England, dirt will be flying ing on the Fort Benton branch of the Canadian Pacific early next summer. FIRS..ST tNATIOM-AL BANK --oF Fort Benton. W. G. CONRAD, President JOHN W. POWER, Vice-President E. G. MACLAY, Cashier R. A. LUKE, Ass't Cashier Authorized capital ....... ................ o.,o4 Capital (paid in)............................. 10 Surplus and profts....... ........ ....... 70.000 TRANS AOT A EIEBRAL BAN.S ING BU8INS. DI5E VTRs. 8., . AUSRt, C. .C T. C. PQ ,'. ,J J. W. POW T. A. CUMMINGS. SMACLAY 01 8 o A FlOT STi, FQRf Dfl At E4~WG~ * j /. E W14 1 4-iad C~i; PARK STABLESI HARRIS & LEWIS, Prop. Livery, Sale and Feed Stables. Light and Heavy Turnonts. by the day, week or month. Fine Tea.ns a Specialty. Horses, Wagons, Buggies and Harness on hand at all times and for sale at reasonable prices. MERCHANTS' .National Bank Of Helena. This bank succeeds the old established and well known Banking House or L. H. Irershfleld r& Bro. Authorized Capital, $500,000 Paid in Capital, - $150,000 President--L. H. HERSHFIELD. Vice-President-A. J. DAVIDSON. Cashier-AARON HERSHFIELD. Board of Directors: S. S. HUNTLEY, W. D. NICHOLAS, A. SANDS, MOSES MORRIS, THOMAS CRUSE. D. H. WESTON, CHAS. LEHMAN, L. It. HERSHFIELD, A. J. DAVIDSON, A. HERSHFIELD. Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States and Europe bought and sold. Collections and all business entrusted to us re ceive prompt and thorough attention. Deposits received and interest allowed on the same it left for a specified time. Buy gold and silver bullion, gold dust, ores, ter ritorial, county and government securities and war rants. Associate Bank: Bank of Northern Montana, Fort Benton M. T. T, C, POWER & BRO, DEALERS IN GfNiRAL MERCHANDISE, LEWISTOWN, M. T. Special Induceme~nts offered to Raneh and Stoek Men. IW" Call and examine goods and prices. ROBERTS & BEST, NEW IHARNES.S SHOP Sun River Crossing. Harnmess and Saddle Repazring done on Short Notice. W- Give at a fair trial and you will never deal any where else. JACKSON HOTEL, CHOTEAU - I M. T. First-class in every respect *--0 Livery Stables in connection. JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor. TETON EXCHANGE, CHOTEAU - M.T. wlynes, Lfqtors and eOtgars. Private Club Rooms. ---0----- -o The finest Bar and Blliard Room in Ohoteau county. GARRET & SCllIDT Proprietors, ; 1 1~AZ ~ nrt~0he~di~M~in to ~ · ft ·ette ,v' W. J. MINIAL, 0RU VST -- AND- Pharmacist, FRONT ST'REIC -, FT. EN'ITO N, - " rI I'A DEALER IN Paints, Oils and Varnish, Keep always on hand a full and most complete tock of tine STATIONERY, Perfumery, Toilet A rticles, AND NOTIONS FINE CICARS Of the choicest and most popular brands are npt constantly in stock. M. A., FLANAGA , ruggist and Pharmacist BENTON, MONTANA. -Dealer n - Paints, Oils, Varnish, Stationery Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Notions, And a complete stock of DRUGS OF ALL KINDS. I have the Lar-cst and Ilest Selected Stock of WALL PAPER In .lontana. MY STOCK OF PLAIN AND FANCY LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, ETC., IS LARGE AND VARIED. Cigars and Smokers' Coods Of all kinds Orders by mail promptly attended to. M. A. FLANAGAN, POST OFFICE BUILDING. BENTON, M. T. BENTON STABLES. LIVERY, SALE and FEED STABLES. BEST CORRAL IN THE CITY: GOOD SADDLE HORSES On hand at all times. RATES REASONABLE. J. B. TERHUNE. Prop'r, The BUYERS' GUIDE is issued March and Sept., each year; 224 pages, 8½x11P inches, with over 3,300 illustrations a whole picture gallery. Gives wholesale prices direct to consumers on all goods for persnal or family use. Tells how to order, and gives exact' cost of ev erythingyou _ use, drink, eat, wear, or have fun with. These invaluablo books contain infoltion leaned from themarkets of the world. e will mail a copjy Free to any address upon receipt of the postage-8 centa. Let us hear from you. Respectfully, MONTOOMERY WARD & CO, )etr L See basr IAvemea. Ohigo, R NEWS AND NOVELTY DEPOT. (Opposite the Crand Union Hotel.) It is thle place you are lookinq for. You can always find a Cfgar to suit your purse, from one for a nickel up to ten or twenty thousand at wholesale, at lowest "Korky" times prices. Note the price--$18 per thousand, or $2 per hundred. I have also a large stock of choice Chromos and Oil Panintinge very cheap. Jewelry, Pocket Knives, Rogers' plated Knives, Spoons and Napkin Rings very low. Picture Frames, Banjoe, Violins, YFench H:arpa Bird Cages, Dolts, choice Candies and lWuts. The best and most complete line of Tobac.os in the mar ket, and ati/the lowest prices. The only complete ine of &tationery in the city. I have FW'rteg Paper in all sizes f pads and tablets. Green Fruits in their setsnov.. Ccl4 gnrd examine goods and prices. C. W. CRANE. E. J. 1OXusoN, eDeler L, ena Merechandise, P iU ROOK, M.T. aol bitol a Stabl e Conctl. +.++/::~ ~ ~ ~ U CTCJ -I++/+:+++++ ....+ i·. • '~