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THE RIVER PRESS
All letterR and conmmlnicationf containing moater i,utended.for publication in this paper sho/id be ad dresed to " The River I're"," and the name of the wri'er mrn ut be giren to insure attention. Local adrerti.Yemeteit will be ie ,u.Prte'l in the.S co! ?ImfllI (It the raof ..f , ff'n crns lper lire frolm tran kiet, a(id ten cente ]perlinefrom requpl(ari" tel ,'ti"(rfl. Terms of Sufbseription: O ne v-ar 3................... ... ................ :' 0 bix ms onths ............. ..................... Payabli, in advance. WEDNESDAYV. A Ic;(ST '10, 1887. AT the recent election in Ttah the gen tiles made decided gains and will have a larger representation in the legislature than ever before. ()tI: contemporary of the silver city, the Miner, seems to ble in a bad strait fin anrially, judging by the report in our tel e:raphic columns to-day. It has not yet recovered from the paralyzing effects of the memorable Ziegenfuss management. TnE: vsual (cinocratic majority was considerably cut down at the late election in Kentucky by the prohibitionists, who cast about 15,(X0) votes in the state. Buck ner. Betty and the Baby get there, how ever, by a majority that is sufficient if n. overwhelming. TI'H;: Indian troubles at Aitken, Minn., seemi to have a very frail foundation. It appears that an insignificent number of healthy bucks can overawe a settlement in that country. In Montana there would have to be at least twenty Indians to one white man to create such alarm. TiuE Chicago boodlers were all found guilty but received much lighter sentences than was expected. Seven of them were seintenced to the penitentiary for two years ýand four were let off with a simple fine of 51,000. The extreme penalty of the law is three years and :81,000 fine. THE races at Butte this week promise to be a great success, a number of the best horses in several states and territo ries being present. Every stable on the ground, numbering 110, is full, and addi tional stall room must be provided. Cho teau county's flyers will cut a prominent figure. WV. H. BARRET'S Great United Show is to "do" the towns along the Northern Pa cific and Utah & Northern in Montana. The chief attraction is a Boston hirsute dude palmed off on an unsuspecting pub lic as a "dog-faced Russian boy," called Jo-Jo. Montana people ought not to be taken in by such a ruse. GENERAL SHERMAN and party, consist ing of Congressmen Grosvenor and Thomp son of Ohio, ex-congressmen Townsend and Gen. J. L. Robinson, Secretary or state, left Washington this morning for Vancouver, in a special car, via C. P. Ry. They will stop one day at Calgary and two or three days at Banff Springs. J. J. THOMPSON, the member of the council from ouster county, has forward ed his resignation to Gov. Leslie, to take effect at once. Thompson does not want any more legislation in his'n, and consid ering that he is the father of the defective revenue bill, it is perhaps well that such is the case. A special election will be called to choose a successor. IT is stated that the courts have decided that no boundary fence can be made of barbed wire without the consent of the parties owning the adjacent land, and any man who puts a barbed wire fence along the highway renders himself liable for all injuries resulting to stock passing along said highway. In Montana where the barbed wire fence is a legalized institu tion, these decisions can not apply. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS and his little band of mugwumps met at Newport, R. I., on the 3d inst., to consider the state of the union and pass judgment upon the ad ministration. Curtis delivered the an nual address in which he damned the president with faint praise and seemed to be doubtful about how far to endorse the administration. The following is an ex tract from his address: "The civil service reform league, however, believed the Pres ident was uprightly dealing with a vast and complicated range of duties and had been unable to accomplish all he would have done. The league must, nevertheless, emphatically declare it does not regard the administration, though worthy of respect and confidence, for many reasons, as in any strict sense of the word a civil service reform administration." THE report that Secretary? Lamar has requested that all bureau officers shall bring, in their reports much earlier than usual this year, by the middle of Septem ber if possible, has renewed the talk that Mr. Laar is to be appointed to the su preme bench and that he wishes to pre pare his annual report as early as possible in order that if it shall be deemed neces sary that he shall take his seat upon the bench at the October term he can do so. Interest in the supreme court vacancy has pretty well ended, for it is conceded by all southern men, even by the supporters of those who are candidates for the place, that Lamar will receive the appointment if he cares to accept it: But thýre-ia muich interest in the probable successor of Mr. Lamar as ugeretry of the int rior. Tl gentlen.ainoW h~ t'freque 4y mentiod in this connection is Mr. ;iudrow4 tie peset first assistant secretary of the in Sis the man whom he would Somi end i rt thq# 1.ie tin .... GLADSTONE GAINS. London and provincial conservative newspapers agree in saying that the elec tion of Sir George Trevelyan by a greatly increased majority is an ominous fact, and that it would be unwise to attemp to ig nore or extenuate its significance. The Gladstonian papers are confident that an immediate election would result in a re turn of a home rule majority. The same view is shared by the ministerialists, which fact leads to the expression of opinion that the government being sure of a compact majority during the run of the present parliament, will not risk a dissolution till the end of the nat ural term. which will be five years hence, when Gladstone will probably be dead or his powers weakened. The Pall Mall Gazette publishes a new home rule scheme purporting to have been accepted by the liberal leaders. This scheme gives an international legislature and executive. There will be no separa tion of Ulster. Irish members will con tinue to sit in the imperial parliament in their present number. The powers of the Irish parliament will be clearly defined, and also subject to revision by the impe rial parliament. The land question will be left to the Irish parliament. It is doubtful whether this statement is offi cial. It is valuable, however, as indicat ing the line of amended policy of Morley, Trevelvan and Harcourt, which is proba bly assented to by Gladstone and satisfac tory to liberals generally. FINANCIAL. The collapse of the California wheat ring teaches the old lesson that everybody is stronger than anybody, and not even bonanza wealth can with impunity defy the laws of trade. The effect on the At lantic trade cannot yet be anticipated. In San Francisco the results are hidden, the board having suspended as well as the pool, but the losses, $6,000,000 or $7,000, 000, will fall severely somewhere, and the wheat held by the ring, said to be $8,000, 000 bushels in California, 7,500,000 at sea, and 9,300,000 in Liverpool, hangs over the market, threatening continued depression here and abroad. The average cost to the ring is said to be more than the wheat brings now in New York. Final official statements show 153,881,052 bushels as the wheat exports for the year, but of this quantity 9,300'000 bushels owned by the California ring abroad, is still as much in the way as if it had not been shipped. The bursting of this bubble has de ranged everything. Stocks tumbled again, but have recovered a little. On Saturday they averaged 5 per cent. lower than dur ing July, 2 and 3 lower than in January, and were a trifle lower than a yenr ago. The absence of investors and the absorb tion of capital, etc., and the fear of the consequences of recent failures in railroad negotiations and in wheat operations suf ficiently explain the late weakness. The railroads are pressed by the lowest lake rates for years --three cents for wheat from Chicago to Bufialo, and in June the canals moved to New York 7,400,000 bush els, against 6,000,000 by the trunk lines; but the main fact is that money has found other uses. In brief, great speculations have un pleasantly blocked the wheels of trade in many branches and absorbed or locked up vast sums of money which will be wanted during the fall, and but for their pernic ious influence, the outlook would be far more encouraging. The business failures for the week for the United States were 163, for Canada, 20; total 183, compared with 184 last week, and 154 the corres ponding week of last year. THE CREES. The chief of the band of Cree refugees who have been sojourning in northern Montana for two years past and making themselves a nuisance generally, has gone over to the land of the Flatheads and is seeking to secure a portion of that reser vation for his people with the view of "permanent settlement" and of becoming a charge upon the government. In the opinion of the RIVER PRESS this should not be allowed. These Indians belong in the Northwest territory and are wards of the British government. We have in Montana all the Indians we need in our business, with a few thousand to spare, and just why, under these circumstances, we should undertake the adoption of this band is past comprehending. If the Crees were exiles and dare not return to their own country, the case would be different entirely; but they are not such, as full amnesty has been granted them by the Canadian government. Another and a serious objection to the arrangement sought to be brought about by these refugees is that they are a worth less and vagabond lot of redskins and would be an injury sad detriment to any portion of the territory in w:ich they might be located. If there was any prob ability of their being quartered on this side of the mountains there would most assuredly be a long and loud,protest against it and we would advise the people of the west side to do some vigorous ob jecting if there is any prospef of these, 'Indians being' settled in that shtfot. 1 them be sent back to theOanadian north west, where they properly belong. Tus pamphlet upon which the Rrvzs city, is pow. gk-.. and ready for ,i ttib atbn.t Bfti of the neatest and ohaacI the addition of a handsome cover. It is well illustrated throughout and makes an excellent showing for Fort Benton. The subject matter relates wholly to this city and surrounding country, the resources and advantages presented here being set forth with fairness and moderation. As recited in the introductory, "no attempt is made to fill its pages with "boom" lit erature of the regulation order, but rather to present in truthful narrative the sim ple story of Fort Benton's present achieve ments and future prospects, as well as to indicate the advantages this section offers to the home seeker and investor." To this extent we believe it will be generally ad mitted that the publication has performed its part faithfully. Mechanically it will stand the most crucial test and in all re spects is just such a publication as Fort Benton has need of to make known her position and advantages to the outside world. An edition of 5,000 copies has been printed, extra copies of which, in wrappers, can be secured at this office. THE San Francisco wheat deal has col lapsed and the big speculaters are badly hurt. Mrs. Thomas 'rancis Meagher. On this morning's train from the wsl will probably arrive Mrs. Thomas Francis Meagher, widow of Gen. Meagher of mem ory beloved throughout Montana and of international fame. The lady, whose home is in New York, has been making a tour of the west, going as far north as Alaska. She lived in Alder gulch when her husband was governor of Montana, but has not been here since leaving after his sad death. Last Sunday she acted as one of the sponsors for the confirmation class of Indian children at St. Ignatius Mission. A pleasant and almost forgotten fact may be mentioned in this connection. In the mountains opposite the Mission tumbles down a beautiful cascade, hun dreds of feet high and looking from where it can be seen near the Mission like a strip of snow. About twenty years ago this was named by Gen. Meagher the Eliza abeth fall, in honor of his wife. He was on a hunting trip here when he saw and christened ttle cascade. He was then writing for Harper's publications and in one of these articles described and named the Elizabeth fall. She is a portly lady with a very fine and noble face and an active energetic man ner. She will be warmly welcomed by a host of friends in Helena.--Independent. Taffy From a Red Man. Andrew Seltise, the father of the Cacur d'Alene Indians of Idaho, who called on the president recently, is seventy years of age. He came to make inquiries about his reservation and the admission of a railroad through it, and he was accoin panied by Sub-chiefs Regis and Pierre, Leon, an Indian interpreter, and Paul Po lomkin, a boy of thirteen, who it is claim ed, is as well educated as any boy of his age in the country. Chief Seltise express ed himself as being highly pleased with the president, calling him "a good man, and one who likes good Indians." He presented Mrs. Cleveland a bouquet, but did not see her. Better Than Vacation. This is pre-eminently the vacation month, when thousands seek rest and recreation. But to those who suffer the depressing effects of summer debility, the disagreeable symptoms of scrofula, the tortures of biliousness, dyspepsia, or sick headache, there is more pain than pleas ure in leaving home. To such we say, give Hood's Sarsaparilla a trial. It will purify your blood, tone up and strengthen your body, expel every trace of scrofula, correct biliousness, and positively cure dyspepsia, or sick headache. Take it be fore you go and you will enjoy your vaca tion a thousand fold. Death of Charley Bryer. Mr. Charles Bryer, whose death occurred at 12 o'clock on Saturday, has been a resi dent of Macleod for four or five years, during which time he was engaged in bar bering. He came here from Benton, Mon tana. About a year and a half ago his wife and family joined him. The former died about a year ago, and the children, two girls, were taken by Mr. Bryer to his relatives, where they now.are. Poor Char lie, like most of us, had his faults, but he had also many sterling qualities. These will be remembered by those who knew him best. The children who have been made orphans by his death will have the sympathy of all. The funeral took place from the Roman Catholic church on Sun day afternoon.-Macleod Gazette, July 12. To Incorporate. Bozeman Chronicle: It is asserted up on good authority that the Bozeman branch of T. C. Power & Co, will soon be transformed into a stock organization, composed of T. C. Power, John W. Beserer antthree prominent and monied Boze man men. It is also stated that the line of goods handled by. this firm will include many mtiihssot biled by the present company, and itht ~rge business block will be ereoted on Main street, in which to caurygm th@Utei&i ll e4 Soxorm, a. A medicine that destroys the grrm of Scrofula and has the power to root itnesad~teelated by thellated.. I. che ssme -abe oues of men, women and chil ·ra~n a r prove .v~awr.,..,...-. ...i • . . . .. . FOR Biliousness, Sick Headache, Constipation, Dyspepsia. It cools the Blood: it gives delight: It sharpens up the appetite. It aids the Liter do its part And stimulates the feeble heart. All Bilious agonies endured, By TARRANI'S SELTZER can be cured. The Firnt Hataial ank -OF FORT BENTON, M. T. W. G. CONRAD - - President. C. E. CONRAD - Fice-President. JOS. A. BAKER - - - Cashier. Authorized Capital . $250,000 Paid-up Capital . . 100,000 SurpluM ... . . 75,000 We are prepared to make Advances to Merchants, S:ockmen, and others, at lower rates than any western bank. CWp Exchange sold on the principal cities of the world. Uighesr cash price paid for County and City warrants Internet allowed on deposits eft for a soe ified time. -OF NORTIEM_ MONTilA. Transact a General Banking Business. Buy 4ani .i! Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States. Pay Interest on Time Deposits. --0-- Will give special attention to the business of North ern and Central Montana, and will make such loans to stc.:km n and farmers ss are suit d to their requirements. o" cLeal Securities a Specialty. ' Collections and all other business entrustel to us will receive prompt and careful attention. COLLINS, D UER ct Co. FRONT STREET - - - FORT BENTON, M.T. -: THE : OVERLAND HOTEL HAS BEEN RE-OPENED By the undersigned proprietor of the house. The hotel is thoroughly refitted and furnished, offering First-class Accommodations to the traveling public. It is my desire to restore the old-time excellent reputation of the Overland and to that end no pains or expense will be spared. I have established the following prices: Board by the week................... $6.00 Board by the Meal .................... 50 Board and Room .......... $10 per week Three Meal Tickets .................... $1.00 First-class Bar in Connection. gf Give the Overland a trial and see if I do not make it pleasant for you. CHAS. RO IJVE. BENTON STABLES i Back of Murphy, Maclay & Co.'s.) FEEDING A SPECIALTY. CHAS, H. TAYLOR, Lessee, Cor. Main and Benton Sts. Fort Benton. JUSTICE BATEAN & C, WOOL Commission MIe ch'ts, 122 S. Front St., PHILADELPHIA. J. G. BENJAMIN, DENTIST. Dental Parlors Over First National Bank, Fort Benton, - M. T. l-jg All kinds of Operative and Mechanical Den tistry done in first class manner; DEXTER'S FERRIES. I n. now prepared to cross the travelin .ublic, both above and bblow the mouth of Sun River, at GREAT FALLS, Rendering prompt and quick service. W. O. DEXTER. Taken Up. Came to my ranch ten days ago, ope black horse without brand, with four white feet and white strip in face, five years old, wgiOitO n dS LE. Horwe for Sale. y 8T.- or , jlj ~C$b v~~t rt1~ICk~ I. G. BAKER & CO., -: Wholesale and Retail Dealers in : Groceries, Dry Goods, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Mitchell Farm and Spring Wagons, Champion 3Lowers, Tiger Hay Rakes, Moline Plows, Tents and Wagon Covers--in tact, everything needed by Farmers, Stockmen and others. FORT BENTON - - - MONTANA. I I Benton & Billings Stage Co. Covered Railroad Concord Connectins at Coaches Billings. This line is the cheapest, shortest and nImot direct to all point. to and from Fort Benton, from and to all points east and south. 3 Best of accommodations along the line. Passengers billed through to Maiden and White Sulphur Springs. T. C. POWER & BRO., Ceneral Agents. Helena & Benton Stage Company. FORT BENTON -- HELENA. (SCENE IN THE PBICKLY PESA CANYON.) EThis is the Shortest and eost Direct Route to the RAILROAD, golst East, West, or South. tPassenger and Express rates reduced. Concord coaches, good stock, and careful and experienced drivers. Runs via Great Falls, Sun River, and all intermediate points-leaving every morning. M. F. ROOT; Superintendent. CEO. W. CRANE, Agent, OFFICE-Opposite the Grand Union Hotel. Fort Benton, , I' H. J. WACKERLIN . T. C. POWER a BRO. I. G. BAKER & CO. •H. J. WACKERLIN & CO,, Front Street, Benton, M. T. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Bar Iron, Wagon Timbers, norse Shoes and Nails, Tinwtare, Stoves, 3arb Wire, Tin and Sheet Iron Roofing and Sheet Iron Coods of all kitnds,Window Class,Queens ware and Classware, Etc. Agents fbr Lath & Rand Powder ('O. Charter 0a. coaL~ rlAcsrlxI 8 jeatiHalg Styrs and estminster Bas.e parrr " : - , St • -,11, t, d . "I"" We have the largest and best equipe T[i BROP .n. the teriritnry. V1n,1 . we are ourselm.,eg alte w-t ia are prepaie. tm ..,..t w,_r Tin RoMrnll, '"i'. ... ..r++. WoI*,, anR i4 Wfl Xl+utC , to .ive .hbnr.nh l.alrt'