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Vol. VI. . Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, June 9, 1886. No. 33 m-m me m- m m m mm , m a m .,. m • o , . . • c: - * , . , • " . . ·.C . . m .. . . ... -.--.. - .... .. . . HAUSER TO LAMAR. h our Governor Gives the secretary a few h pointers in Regard to Sparks' Latest and Most Mischievous Order. P TERRITORY OF MONTANA, II -EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, 0 Helena, May 26, 1886. d Son. L. Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the In terior, Washington, D. C." t Sir: I would respectfully request your b personal attention to the accompanying d letter in reference to Commissioner Sparks' recent circular. The signers are individ- e ual owners of small mills in this vicinity f rthe respective location of each I am fa- r miliar with-and their statement "that the o land from which the timber is cut is min- h eral in character" is true, as evidenced by the fact that every stream in this region c contains placer gold; most of them are be- r iag worked, or have been worked out. 6 also in the fact that there are more or less c gold and silver quartz leads staKed on ev- t ery square mile. Yet, as they truly state, .,rigid enforcement of the circular, would compel them and nine-tenths of the all the small mills in the terri tory to shut down." As it would be very expensive, if not impossible to prove that each particular acre of land from which timber is being cut was more valuable for mineral at the time than for timber, though perfectly evident that the district (say of ten or twenty miles square), was a thou sand times more valuable for mineral than for timber, or for any other purpose. This is the fact as to two-thirds of this territory. You can prove, or it is self evident that any district as a whole is many times more valuable for mineral than for any other purpose. Nevertheless it might be impossible to prove than some particular acre or even square mile was more valuable for mineral than other pur poses; yet it would be entirely possible and even probable that that particular acre or square mile was the most valuable for mineral owing to the hidden or "blind" leads or lodes therein contained and un discovered and undeveloped. Bear in mind that daily discoveries of new lodes and new mining districts demonstrate this fact. There being no way to get title to tim b-alands or timber-the timber being ab solutely necessary to the working or de reloping of the mines and settlement of the territory; congress passed the law, as Itake it to overcome the difficulty, and to give the settler the right to to cut the l timber for "building, agricultural,, mining and othqr.damestic purposes," to be regu lated by your department. The object certainly was to encourage the develop ment of the mines and the settlement of the territory. It seems to me so long as the timber is not exported and it cannot be used for any othe:. purposes than those named, the manner or mode of procuring it cannot be of material importance; vhetherit is done by the individual in person, through an agent, or by a third party-the fact remains the same the tim hber is not exported and it is used for the ipurposes named and required. As each individual, miner or ranchman or their agents, do not own, and are not 1 able to own a saw mill, and if those who were able attempted to procure and saw their own lumber it would cost, them one hundred per cent. more. Therefore, to prevent individual men who understand the business from cutting and sawing the timber to sell to those who use for the pur posespecified, ,vill seriously retard gen ral improvement and progress in this erritory, and cripple mining-the princi )al interest-to the extent of millions of ollarsand throw thousands of laborers Ut of employment. ''Therefore, I would respectfully suggest t1( request the modification of rule No.2, o as to allowv the timber to be felled nd sawed in any county or district where ining is an important interest and mines ntown to exist-and in the event the tim er in these counties and districts riot be g sufficient either as to quantity orqual Y-that the cutting aitd sawing of timber Sai!owed in the contiguous counties and istricts for the uses of the counties and istricts firstmentioned. And that rule ourth be so modified that individuals Wuing mills be allowed to fell and saw nber in counties and districts known to mineral, and sell the same direct to iers and ranchmen or any one who uses for domestic or mining purposes, which rtainly be in harmony with the spirit ad intent of the law. As there is a large antity of timber in this territory which extensively used for mining purposes own as Lodge Pole pine that rarely. ex eds eight inches in diameter, and the eater portion will average less than six ines when full grown, I would request at rule No. 5be modified to read six ches instead of eight. I have the honor be Yours most respectfully, 8. T. HAUSEn, Governor. Death of an Old Timer. Died, at Birch creek, M. T., at 2 o'clock m1., May 20th, Henry Robert, aged 78 ars. r. Robert (pronounced Robarr'e). ,was ell knoWn old timer, hIving comne to Mtana about forty-nine year.,:ago. He I has been a resident. of Birc.h creek for the past eight years. For the last two years he has been confined to his bed the greater portion of his time, rendering it impossi bie for him to attenl to anly work. The immediate cause of his death was a stroke of paralysis which attacked him three days before he expired. He was born in Carildelet, a small town now forming a part of St. Louis, ,Mo., and was partly of Fr,.nch Canadian descent. Among other things connected with his eventful life he claimed to have seen the 7 first steamboat that came up the Missouri river andcaused many a laugh as he told of the fear which its appear;once caused him. Services we;e held in the little Catholic 1 church near his residence, the resident - priest performing the ceremolnies, while some of the white men living in the vi 3 cinity attended to and perforiied the du ties of interment. KANAPSA. A Prediction. "I wish to make a prediction," said Col. .Donnelly this morning to a RIVER PRESS representative. "Well, fire away," said the scribe. "I wish to say that the St. Paul, Minne- i apolis & Maniroba will hiuild to Fort Bu- r ford this year and next season will ship C their rails to that poimt and up the river t to Fort Benton and commenice the line to Great Falls from this poit, ." "Have you any special advices as to I this movement ?" inquired the reporter. "No, I have none, but only make this as a prediction, and ou m ill see that I am correct in my surmises. Then look out for a genuine Benton boom." T'HE MONTANA NORTHERN. The Surveyors Already in the Fueld-The tcRadbed to be Completed to Assina boine Before Snow Flies, and to the Boundary Line by July, 1887. Special to the River Press. HELENA, June 4.-Two survey parties are now in the field making a permanent location for the line from Great Falls to the international boundary, and the Cana dian Pacific is locating the line from the boundary to a connection with their sys tem. The Montana Northern will put on all the force it can command and rush the work day and night, and expects to com plete the road-bed.to the boundary, 130 miles, by July of next year. The Canadian Pacific will meet the Montana v or them at the boundary line and cormplete the con nection between the two great systems. The Montana Northern expects to reach Fort Assinaboine before snow flies this season, provided the season is as late and the weather as favorable as it was last year. The New Bishop Cf Missouri. Rt. Rev. Daniel SylvesterTuttle, D. D., bishop of Utah and Idaho, whose election as bishop of Missouri was announced re cently, was born in Windham, Greene county, New York, in 1837. He was ed ucated at Delhi academy,Columbia college class of 1859. and general theological sem inary, New York City. He was ordained to the ministry in 1802, and began his work as rector of Zion church, Morris, Ostego county, N. Y. He remained at Morris until he was elected bishop of Utah, Idaho and Montana, to which office he was consecrated in 1867. At this time he was the youngest bishop in the Episco pal church. He at once entered upon his work, residing for a year at Helena, Mon tana, afterward and until the present time at Salt Lake City. In 1880 Montana was erected into a separate jurisdiction. He has been very successful in his work, and probably is as well posted on Mormonism as any man in thecountry. He was elect ed bishop ofmissions once before, in 1868, but declined. He is a man of. fine physique and a preacher of more than us ual ability. It is not at all certain that he will leave his present field for Missouri. He is married and has four children. BishopTuttle is pleasantly remembered by the old residents of Montana who will be glad to hear that he has been honored bybeing elected bishop of Missouri. Fiourth of July Celebration. We were informed -to-day that active measures are being taken to celebrate the Fourth of July. No definite programme has yet been decided on, but arrangements are being made to have races, a glass ball and rifle match, the'day to wind up with a fireman's ball at Stockihg's hail. Other things are; talked of, and as soon as the committees get together the full pro gramme will be mtade known,. We are glad to note that sntmethiug is to be done. The gentleinen who0 are enigineering the festivities are Ai earnest aid meanbusi nets, .nd will shortly call 'pon our Biti sens for substantial aid ia completing the arrangements. A telegram reeived last Saturday an. nounces that iWrigrht and Williams% thbe is much to be regretteld. - NEIHART NOTES. S' A Concentrator to be Built-the Mines e Improving and Everybody Eappy Over the Outlook. S A meeting was held at Neihart on the 26th ult. to take into 'consideration the proposal made by Mr. Oberly regarding a the erection of a concentrator at that place. n The meeting was called to order by t Judge Payne. Prof. Grenier was elected chairrn.::nand E. J. Sanford secretary. l The professor stated the object of the t meeting. and then introduced Mr. Oberly, t who made a strong argument in setting 1 forth the necessity and benefits that would E be derived from the erection of a concen- i trator in tne camp. At the conclusion of I the address Judge Payne put a few ques iions to Mr. Oberly, which were satisfac rtrlly answered by that gentleman, after I which the meeting adjourned. Mr. Ober I% is an. agent of the Jackson, Henry Mfg. (,,. of Denver, Colorado, and came here in t'e iterests of the Hudson Mining Co. to draw plans and specfications for the erec t on ot:a concentrater together with its es timated costs and capacity. He is very favorably impressed with the present showing of the camp, and stated that Nei hart has:a very promising future, with more ore on the dumps, for the amount of development, than any other camp in the territory with the exception of Butte. Since his arrival he has devoted a large proportion of his time in examining the principal mines, and to his surprise has di,-overed', by practical tests and other wise, that the ores are good concentrating ores His impression of the camp is such that he will probably erect a concentrator independent of the Hudson Mining com pany. Many of the mine owners have expressed a willingness to donate a por tion of the ore now on the dumps towards the enterprise. Mr. Oberly seems tobe a maran of excellent judgment and ournpeople are of the opinion that lie means business. He left for Butte to-day via White Sulphur Springs and will return in two or three weeks. There are strong probabilities that we will have one and probably two conllcentrators in operation within three mn bnths. The Mountain Chief mine now presents, a wonderful development of rich ore two hundred feet in length, with no walls. The Dakora, which was recently bonded to E. W. Tooki, shows a similar develop ment. The Oregon, G It, Queen of the Hills, London, Deadwood, South Carolina No. 2, Inger oil, Queen of the Mountains, Lizzie Crandall and many others are show ing up splendidly. ;*** NEIHART, May 26th, 1886. At the miner's meeting a committee of three-Messrs. Chas. Black, Richard Brenn in and J. F. Mennefee-was ap pointed to receive subscriptions or dona tions from the citizens of the camp and the result of their efforts was most satis factory. The success of the scheme is fully assured and it will be of the utmost importance toNeihart. By concentration the -ich ores of that camp cau be shipped at a good profit and with the impetus thus Sgiven it will not ,be long until Neihart comes to the front. I1 .. . Shonkin Shots. Not long ago two distinguished anglers came hither to fish. As one of them is an expert at running lines and the other somewhat of a catcher great' results were expected, and a court of record was invited' to accompany them in order to record the number of trout taken. Fearing that disputes might arise' two eminent legal gentlemen were solicited to' join the excursion with power to arbitrate all differences. Fishing tackle of the most improved patterns was provided and the bait was.selected with great care. Some of the latter was kept in tight corked: bottles in'a shady place, while, each grass hopper not having an attractive- appear-v anae was'rejected. . The sport began. The seductive red= winged grasshopper was tantalizingly dropped into the pelucid pool by one anJit all with, mathematical .precision. Each exercised his most winning ways, bit,. at the end of an hGur the gentle manners and careful manipulations` of the anglers, had given way'to frantib whipping and lashing of the waters with small returas. The day passedanrid the fishers"conclnud ed to do the same, so gathering up themW effects they out ifthe'shhide of hospita sheep camp, bearing six tery small tropt t on a very small stringer, speculating" o. the reason of such luck. Gentlemen, w:. cannot ageouuf t for yopur , Jac. _. oaft s but pet hps,lKthe speckled beauties hiad'1 up inatt, the~hls to stome tlice shady. to recuperate ater spasning, or perha there had been · dark lantern .aueus the night befo they ere o feet a little. We cay only' wjeetur te cause, but vii sa ome nd a pen dogs, for wherever one goes e c n them tra i I 'd neat the northeast corner of our sions and were promputly dispatched, but the next morning seven more had appear ed and from the steadily increasing num ber it is evident that they have come to stay., Wouldn't it be a good idea for some one to start a rabbit canning establishment or a squirrel pot pie factory. Prairie dogs i may not be quite as sweet and tender but t they cannot run so fast as the former. The ground was becoming very dry; t bench grain began to look discouraged, I the creeks began to fail and water wheels turned more slowly. There was an anx ious wishful look in the eyes of. ranchers and a longing for big black clouds until at last the rain came. Gentle showers fol- 1 lowed one after another and all nature seemed to rejoice. Everyone is later than usual in seeding partly on account of so much bad weather in the early spring, and from the large amount of new ground being sown as well. The epidemic of the nature of distem per prevalent among horses seems to have become quite generally wide spread. The symptoms in nearly every case are about the same, beginning with a cough follow ed by a catarrhal like discharge from the nostrils and attended by fever. As a gen eral thing the infected animals rash to the watering places very early in the morning to quench their thirst. Wm. Alshouse has purchased a very nine ranch of John Geiger, located be tween the mountains and the sag and is busy improving it. H. O. Lyng has been quite ill lately, but is able to ride again. Richard Smith is preparing to erect a new dwelling on his farm and Will begin operations very soon. The schools in districts 6 and 7 will open soon with J. G. Thain as teacher in the first named and Miss Gray in the latter. Wool Shipments. Last year the following amounts of wool were shipped from this city; POUNDS. Harding, Martin & Co., Boston...........232,664 N. i¬argail, LaCrosse ................. 13 346 Williams & Coburn, Boston ................. 86.602 Ienny, Rice & Go., Boston................. 72,501 Wm. Macnaughtan's Sons, New York..... 53,x59 :iWal'er Brown & Co., Boston. ........... 27,542 Luce & Manning, Boston ................ 251,668 :enno :& Manning, Boston .............. 25,004 '. W. Hall & Co., Chicago.............. 55,993 T!otal................................. .819,17W HrThere will be a large increase in the `hlpment's by river this year,;so that the wool export from Fort Benton will be con siderably over a million pounds. Surveys. George T. Lamport, of Billings, has re ceived the contract for surveying a town ship at the confluence of the Missouri and Marias rivers, 25 north and 10 east in this county. There are a great many settlers in the section indicated. Griffith & In gersoll's contract includes two townships in this county, on the north and south forks of the Muddy, 26 north and 7 and 8 west. Manifest of the Steamer .Ienton. The old reliable steamer Benton left Bismarck on the 1st inst. with 200 tons of eBenton freight. The following is Pthe manifest: I. G. Baker & Co., 414 pack ages; T. J. Todd, 360. T. C. Power & Bro. Poplar River, 93; T. C. Power & Bro., Lewistown, 461; T. C. Power & Co., Ju dith, 75; T. C. Power & Bro., Benton, 421; T. C. Power & Bro., Fort Belknap, 30; T. C. Power & Bro., Wolf Point, 37; H. J. Wackerlin & Co., 308; J. H. Mc Knight & Co., Fort Shaw, 424; Joseph Hirshberg, 72; M. A. Flanagan, 78; Riv ER PRESS, 4; F. W. Bucksen, 2; A. Na than, 19; Gans & Klein, 4; Sam Kehlberg, =13; G. F. Deletraz, 3; Joseph Sullivan, 4; Geo. W. Crane, 51; Jos. Davis, 5; Jere Sullivan, 1; C. M. Lanning, 4; C. G. Fish, 1; Mrs. C. W. Thrailkill, 1; W. L. 'Lincoln, 1; Mrs. J. S. Hill, 1; J. T. Ar mington, 6; Tom Dunn, Sun River, 14; O. A. Parsons, 1. Willhamson-Pherson. .Special to the RiverPress. ASSINBOINE, June 4.-At this post on the evening of the 3d inst. by the Rev. S. G. Dodd, chaplain U. S. A., Mr. J. H. Williamson and Miss Alice M. Pherson were-united in the holy bond of matrimo y. The ceremony was performed at the chapel and witnessed by many invited guests; among them were many officers and their families. The wedding presents were numerous and unlike ordinary pres ents theywerv e both useful afd ornamen tal. The happy couple enter on their new life with the kindest wishes of all their host of friends. Mr. Williamson is an ozd resident atthe post haing been there since its establish tent. :IHe is employed in the quarter Iflaster's department as post saddler. Mr. W!iliamsa *has miany friends in mnany pats8 f the territory. :Of Miss Pherson. ew know but little, but from what. we can feayr she 1s a charming loveable womani Fe RiV PR~a extends congratulationis: A3lMilytrais are now being FUl on- the Moltional pairk rahtnch. THE WHITE HOUSE WEDDING. t, President Cleveland and Bride Depart Im mediately After Supper on a Trip to Deer Park. Special to the River Press. S WASHINGTON, June 2.-The following t is a complete list of the guests present at f the marriage of President Cleveland and Miss Folsom: Mrs. Folsom, mother of the bride; Rev. Cleveland, brother of the president; Miss Rose Cleveland and Mrs. Hoyt, sisters of the president; Secretary and Miss Bayard; Daniel Manning and wife; Mr. ard Mrs. Endicott; Mr. and Mrs. Whitney;, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas: Sec retary Lamar; Lamont, secretary to the president, and Mrs. Lamont; Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, of Sene a Falls; Miss Hud dleston, of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Har mon, of Boston; Miss Nelson, of New York; W. S. Bissell, of Buffalo; Dr. and Mrs. Sunderland, and Attorney General Garland. The wedding was simple and beautiful, and was performed by Dr. Byron Sunder land. There was no formal order observed in the supper room, but the collation was served and the guests sat at the small ta bles or slowly promenaded the room and discussed the menu and chatted over the event of the evening. The toilets of the ladies were grand. The white house was elaborately decorated. Just after supper, at 8:30 o'clock, the president and bride said a hasty good-bye to their friends and left the house through the private en trance. A closed carriage awaited them, and as they entered and the horses started i off a shower of rice was thrown at the carriage. A number of reporters, think ing that the president would endeavor to slip away, tried to keep track of him. This was reported to the president, so he instructed his driver to go out by an al mo-t unused route. His carriage went to the Baltimore & Ohio railroad depot, where a special train was in waiting to I take the president and his bride to Deer Park. They will probably remain at the park about a week, during which time 6 they will occupy a small cottage attached to the hotel. ý9 The wedding presents were many, but s they were not exhibited, nor was any list furnished. Just as bhe ceremony begani the presidential salute was red by a bate tery of artillery near the river and- the e church bells began chiming the wedding march. Queen Victoria cabled the following to the president:. "Pray accept my sincere congratulations on your marriage and my best wishes for your happiness." A London paper, in commenting on the marriage, says: "It was a graceful act d on the part of Mr. Cleveland to show that s the president of the United States does not 's derogate from his exalted position by making his wedding ot the plainest and Ssimplest character. The Manitoba Extension. Special to the-River Press. FORT BUFORD, June 4.-It is learned here that 150 teams are at work on the western extension of the Manitoba system and that fifty or sixty miles are already graded. It is expected that the solving of the rail transportation problem will be soon settled for' the Montana Central by the building of this line to strike the river at this point. The rails needed between Red Mountain and Great Falls may come up the river from Pierre or Chamberlain. Sparks Again Extinguished. Special to the River Press. WASHINGTON, June. 4.-A circular was recently issued from the general land office suspending the desert land, timber culture and pre-emption clauses. Another circu lar was issued to-day revoking the order. Secretary Manning Resigns. Special to the River Press. WASHINGTON, June 4.-Secretary Man ning has laid down the treasury portfolio against the protest of the president. The President's Wedding Cards. Special to the River Press, WASHINGTON, June 4.-About one thou sand cards announcing the marriage of the president were sent out to-day to his friends. The cards are exceedingly sim ple' and plain and read as follows: "Mr. Grover Cleveland-Miss Frances Folsom Married on Wednesday; June 2d, 1886, at the executive mansion,Washington, D.C." /Most Sentenced.' NEW YORK, Jine.--Johann Most, an 'srchiet, WSai to-day sentenced to the peni telutiary fur onie year and fined $500. His associate, Braunschweig, gotnine months in the penitentiary and was fined` $350. Schenck was sent to the penitentiary for ninre imouths, but wias not lined. Recorder Smyth, in sentencing Most, e pressed regret thiat the law did not per mit him to impose aoheavier sentence. His crimes, he said, deserved the pu nishmi"nt awardedr to capital offenses. ` also told him thati he was the greatest 4soundrelbe had ever seen at tat bar. Branchweig, the recorder said, was almost eqially gull ty. Schenck, he thought, was the dupe of his companions, but he deserved pun ishment to warn him and others against following the teachings of such men as Most. None of the prisoners attempted to speak a word in court. 'IThey were taken back to the Toombs, and will be trans ferred to Blackwell's Island. Sparks Again. WASHINGTON, June 2.-T-'he following circular was issued from the General land office: To registers and receivers of United States land offices.-Gentlemen: The repeal of the pre-emption, timber and des ert land laws being now the subject of consideration by congress, all applications to enter lands under said laws are hereby suspended from and after this date until the first day of August, 1886, and you are hereby directed to receive no filings or new applications for entry under said laws during said time. WM. A. J. SPARKS, Commissioner. Approved: L. Q. C. LAMAR, Secretary. Not a Pleasant Sight. WASHINGTON, May 27.-One of the most remarkable and at the same time hun.ilat ing spectacles that was ever seen in con gress took place in the senate to-day, when George Hearst, the new senator from Cal ifornia, delivered what was intended to be an eulogy upon the life and character of his predecessor, John F. Miller. Hearst never made a speech in public before, and was entitled to some allowance because of his inexperience; but he had stimulated himself to undergo the ordeal of a maiden speech until he was in a condition of ex treme intoxication. He read his remarks in a manner that caused the other senators to exchange glances of indignation and provoked laughter in the galleries. A Brush With American Indians. WINNIPEG, Man., May 29.--A Medicine Hat dispatch says: On Thursday last the out post in the Cypress, in charge of Cor poral Ritchie, discovered a band of Ameri can Indians camped a few miles trom their quarters. On proceeding to the Indian's encampment, the corporal asked them their businesi.the`territory, and for an answer , received a shower of bullets, which for tunately fell wide of the mark. Ritchie then commanded his men to fire, and one Indian was dropped. The redskins c1arried their wounded companion off. Shots were frequently exchanged, and, the chase kept up for some time, but on account of the timber all trace of the Indians was lost. John Kelly Dead. NEW YORK, June 1.-John Kelly died at 3:20 this afternoon. His wife was with him. She is seriously ill. Mr. Kelly had been ill for seven months. During the last few weeks he seemed to feel compar atively well, but on Sunday last he was taken with an attack of fainting and be came weaker afterward. Monday he was worse, but this morning an improvement was apparent. At noon, however, he be gan to sink, and the approach of the end was realized. Mr. Kelly's death was painless, although he was conscious to the last. Only Mrs. Kelly and her two chil dren were present when the patient pass ed away. Mrs. Kelly was prostrated by the blow, and is too ill to see anybody. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. Will Furnish Them in any Amount. CHICAGO, June 1.-A Troy, N. Y., spec ial says: Several collar manufacturing firms here have received postal cards con taining the following proposition, signed by Bee, Chinese consul at San Francisco: If you are desirous of replacing your worthless help with Chinese who are so ber, industrious and non-striking, I will be ready to furnish, on short notice, from ten to twenty thousand Chinese who un derstand all branches of laundry work, at prices that will be suitable to your require ments. The Drouth in the South. SHREVEPORT, La., June 1.-The drouth still prevails here and complaints are com ing in of its prevalence in all quarters. In the surrounding couhtry in the back lands of the river the soil is baked to such an ex tent that it is imossible to plow or work crops which really needs cultivation. A Caucus. WASaHNGTON, June 1.-The Republican senate held another "'order business": cau cus this morning. Among the measures which it was decided to consider in the near future where the bill to repeal thepre~mp tion and timber culture law and3aiemi land Seventy Were Drowne.t L.ONDON; , May 31.-A dispatch from Australiareports the loss of ath ..te .r Lycemoon, from Melbourne for Sydney, off Green .ape. Seventy : persons wer