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Terms of Subscription: payable in advance. One year $- 00 Biz months 1 00 All letters and communications containing mat ter intended for publication in this paper should be addressed to " The River Press," and the name Of the writer must be. given to insure attention Local advertisements will be inserted in these alumns at the rate of ten cents per line from transient and five cents per lint from regular ad vertisers. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1904. Republican National Ticket. For President— THEODORE R006EVELT, Of New York. For Vice-President— CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS, Ot Indiana. CHOUTEAU COUNTY REPUBLICANS. There appears to be a bigger crop of candidates for Domination on the Chouteau county republican ticket than has ever been known in local po litical history. The number of aspir ants for county offices is explained in part by the increased salaries attach ed to the positions, which make them quite desirable from a monetary stand point: while the position of represen tative in the state legislature is invest ed with unusual responsibility and honor from the fact that a United States senator will be elected by the assembly, and legislation of consid erable importance to the people of Chouteau county may become the sub ject of discussion and action. Several of the aspirants for nomi nation on the Chouteau county repub lican ticket have made public announcement of I their candidacy, while others have been entered in the race by their friends. Among the latter may be some whose willingness to serve as public officials is not gen erally known, and may not have been communicated to newspapers that would have given itjpublicity. If any aspirants are omitted from this list, the absence of their names is due to the lack of information regarding their candidacy. It is understood there will be sev eral names presented to the republi can county convention when nomina tions for two representatives in the State legislature are in order. It is the opinion of many that Hon. T. M. Everett and Hon. J. H. Rice made an excellent record in the legislative as sembly two years ago, and that their re -nomination would retlect further Credit upon the republicans of Chou teau county. Others express a pre ference for the nomination of Dr. C. F. Hopkins, of Chinook, Wallace Coburn, of Phillips, or a resident of some other part of the county. It is reported that the labor union element among railroad employes is prepar ing to urge the nomination of a rail road man for representative, and in view of the various interests assumed to be affected in this matter, there promises to be a lively contest for the legislative nominations. The republican nomination for sher iff is a prize for which many aspir ants will contend, the emoluments of the office making it the most desirable one on the list. The candidates, so far as known, are P. D. Parker, of Cleveland; Merritt Flanagan, of Ada; H. W. Gross, of Havre; Frank Mc Donald, ofi-Fort Benton, and there may possibly be others. For the county treasurership, an other very desirable office, the aspir ants for the republican nomination are John C. Sullivan, the present in cumbent; John F. Patterson and C. M. Sedgwick. The republican nomination for clerk of the district court, an office which carries a four-year term, is sought by Charles H. Boyle, of this city, and J. W. Hyndman, of Havre. For county clerk and recorder, the aspirants for nomination on the re publican ticket are 10. Frank S ay re, the present incumbent, and§ W. R. Leet, of Chinook. For the office of county auditor, which is a new thing in Chouteau county, the candidates for the repub lican nomination are B. L. Powers, R. S. Culbertson and Geo. F. Lewis. It is generally understood that lion. Charles N. Pray, the present efficient county attorney, will be renominated without opposition. Assessor A. E. Lewis and the county superintendent of schools, so far as known, are not opposed by other aspirants for nomi nation for those offices. The republican nomination for coun ty surveyor is said to be desired by A. VY. Merrifield, the present incum bent, aud Lloyd G. Smith, of Chi nook. The republican nominee for coroner, it is understood, will be \Y. B. Pyper, of Havre. Some of the aspirants for the more important nominations have beeu making a roundup of delegates, and a lively time at the primaries and the county convention is anticipated. Once there was a man who acquired a lot of money because he never told a lie and was perfectly honest. He got rich posing as a freak in a dime museum. A RAILROAD COMMISSION. One of the live political issues in Montana is the regulation of railroads by a commission which shall have power to prevent discrimination against certain localities, and fix rates that are fair to the public and that will yield a reasonable profit to the railroad companies. The inter-state commerce law, which was designed to regulate the transportation business between the several states, was passed by a republican congress, and there is no legitimate reason why Montana republicans should hesitate to recom mend legislation that has a similar object in view in their own state. The freight charges upon products bought or sold by citizens of Mon tana are in most cases excessive. An illustration of these exorbitant rates furnished in the charges upon a bill of goods recently received from Boston by a ; business firm in Fort Benton, the shipment weighing about 0 pounds. The freight charges from Boston to St.« Paul, a distance of about l,300?5miles, were $3.36; while from St. Paul to . Fort Benton, a dis tance of l,03<vmiles, the charge was $12.17. The high freight rates upon the goods are added to the cost price by the merchant, and are finally paid by the consumer. Montana is far behind other states in the matter of providing for protec tion against excessive charges for transportation service. Railroad commissions with power to make rates exist in at least twenty-one states, and commissions with wide powers over ailroad affairs exist in ten other states. There are also =ix states in which public officials are required to supervise railroad matters. In Kan sas the ratesjhave been reduced more than one half during the past twenty years, and the railroad interests are till doing a profitable business in that state. In one of his messages to the state legislature, Governor Toole called at tention to the fact that Section 5, ar ticle 15, of our constitution provides that; "All railroads shall be public highways and all railroads, transpor tation and express companies shall be common carriers and subject to legislative control and the legislative assembly shall have the power to con trol by law rates of passengers and freight by such companies as common carriers from lone point of the slate to another." In the absence of restrictive legisla tion, railroads operating in Montana can charge "as much as the traffic will bear," irrespective of the value of the services rendered. An honest and capable railroad commission would have the power to protect the people against unjust and oppressive rates, and determine what is a fair and reasonable compensation for the services performed by common car riers. There Was Method in His Madness. Sun Antonio Exprose. A visitor to the St. Louis exposi tion was congratulating Joseph W. Polk, the district attorney of the city, upon the speed with which he had brought the boodle alderman to trial. "Speed," said Mr. Polk, smiling, "is an excellent thing, a thing that will achieve wonders. I heard the other day, though, of an Irishman who expected too much of speed. The Irishman was a painter. Usually being paid by the hour, he worked rather slowly, but a friend one day found him painting away like a steam engine. The friend paused to investi gate so strange a matter. " 'What's came over ye, McGuire?' he said. 'It ain't like you to work that fast.' " 'Whist!' said McGuire. 'Stand out o' the way an' don't sthop me. 'Oi'm shtrivin' to get through before the paint gives out.' " Some Pointed Paragraphs. Chicago Nowe. Some men lose their hair by butting in at the wrong time. It is the grave cases of a physician that benefit the undertaker. If a man loses all his money he also manages to lose nearly all his ene mies. It is no harm for a man to think a woman is older than she is, providin lie Aoesn't think out loud. If a man doesn't marry a woman because she has money it is a pretty sure sign that he's in love with her Of course no man is good enough for a girl at the age of 17, but at the age of -I any old nwni with money will do. Excelsior may be all right as a motto, but as a material for the con struction of ballet girls—well, that's different. A rich man wears old clothes be cause he can afford to and a poor man wears liue clothes because lie can't. M ilks C ity , Aug. 25. — The Clarke horse sales closed today, all horses bein>; sold. Forty-five cars, which means about l,35ü horses, were shipped aud about 500 were disposed of to local dealers and traders for speculative purposes. The prices were the highest ever paid. There will be another sale beginning Ojt. 3. STRIKERS MAY SURRENDER. A Settlement of Trouble at Stockyards Expected at Parly Date. C hicago , Aug. 29.—The executive board of the Meat Cutters' union ad journed after a short session and the members went to confer with the Allied Trades council. It was admitted that a proposition for settlement of the strike had been arranged and will be presented to the counsel for action, but the details were withheld. The peace proposition was discussed by the Allied Trades council, but owing to the complicated nature of the pro position the council adjourned with out taking action. With the strike relief funds depleted and crowds of hungry men vainly scrambling for food at the commissary stores, it taxed the labor leaders to find a way to prevent a stampede to the non-union ranks. "Wait until tomorrow and we shall present to the packers a proposition which they can not decline to accept," they told the men. "There is nothing left for the men but unconditional surrender," said a packer. "The leaders should not hesitate in calling the strike off, so that the men who are anxious can find work. Many of them can be rehired packing towns, but there are thousands who must look elsewhere for employment, and they should be released so they can begin their hunt for work ou';side the stockyards. "It does not make any difference what peace proposals the strikers have to submit—we shall not deal with the unions. The only terms of surrender we shall consider will be the return of the men as individuals." It is understood that the peace pro« position which the leaders will present provides that the men shall be taken back as union men and the wage scale in effect before the strike be recog nized. The effort of the leaders is to devise some means of surrender that can be construed as a "settlement." A New Automobile Record C hicago , Aug. 27.—Jerome E. Eliss and Arthur W. Schlatt, who left Chicago last Wednesday for New York city, in an automobile, with a view to breaking the world's record of 76 hours for that distance, have ac complished the task. The two men reached New York today, covering the distance in 72 hours and 42 sec onds. Prize Fighting Is Profitable S an F rancisco , Aug. 27.—The gross receipts of the Jeffries-Muuroe fight wore $21,800, of which Jeffries received $9,150 and Munroe $(i,104, the remainder going to the promoters of the contest. All who witnessed the one-sided encounter agree that the champiou is in a class by himself and that no living pugilist is likely to dis pute his right to the title. While disappointed at the brevity of the fight, which some paid $20 to see, sporting men admit that it was a genuine battle for supremacy and that the best man won. Throughout the round and 45 sec onds that the fight lasted Jeffries chewed gum aud sailed in. He was perfectly calm and entirely at his ease while Munroe wrs pale and evidently nervous. Never for a moment did he stand the slighest chance to win, but he was game and determined to fight to the end. Had not Referee Graney interceded as Jeffries was preparing to land the decisive blow, the bout might have ended in a tragedy. Damaged H y Cloudbursts. T onopah , Xev., Aug. 28.— The worst washout the Tonopah Railroad company has experienced occurred last night and again today and the company has announced that it will be several days before either passen ger or freight traffic can be resumed. The washouts were at the Rhoadeseud of the road and extend for 12 miles. Passengers that left Tonopah this morning were caught between two washouts and were compelled to walk to Sodaville. Reports have also been received here of heavy washouts on the Carson & Colorado road between Hawthorn aud Sodaville. liig Crowds At Exposition. S t. L ouis , Aug. 28. —The attend ance at the World's fair last week was more than 125,000 in excess of any week since the exposition opened. Saturday's attendance, 152,080, was the largest for any single day since the opening day, with the exception of the Fourth of July. The average daily attendance for the last week was 132,245, the total for ?ix days beiug 7113,741. United Irish League Convention. N ew Y ork , Aug. 2d. —The national convention of the United Irish League of America will open tomorrow in Lexington opera house for three days. It is expected that more than 3.000 delegates from all parts of the county will be present. John E. Redmond, the Irish nationalist leader, and his wife, J. C. Donuelan, Patrick O'Brien and Connor O'Kelly, who came from Ireland to attend the convention, will take a prominent part in the proceed in^?. The object of the convention is to arouse sentiment of the nationalist cause among the Irish-Americans and to raise a fund of $50,000 with which to carry on the movement which the league hopes will result in the abso lute independence of Ireland. Russians May Retire. S t. P etersburg , Aug. 29.— All the news from Liao Yang, official or otherwise, shows that General Kuro patkin is gradually drawing in his ad vanced positions to the ring of his defenses. After two days pf heavy fighting, the latter part of which was impeded by rain, the Russians were compelled to disable six guns, which it was impossible to take from the high positions over the muddy roads but during the fighting on the south ern front they captured some J apanese guns. General Kuropatkin has not yet disclosed whether he intends to make a decisive fight at Liao. Yang. Where Ii Really Gets Cold. Siberia has the greatest known cold in the ••vor 1(1. At Yakutsk the average for three winter months is 40 degrees below zero, while individual drops to '> and 76 degrees below are not un uown. But at Verhohansk the aver se for January, 18*5, was (59.!) de ines below zero and the mercury at one time dropped to 90.4 deyivew be low—the lowest on record anywhere in tiie world. AT BUEisA VISTA. The Only Prcimratfoun Oenerri Tay lor ïâîîile For DcAe.-tt. Santa Anna was the greatest military leader the Mexicans have eve:- known. Santa Anna with 25,000 veterans went to the battle of Buena Vista with the avowed purpose of exterminating the entire army of the United States, and there was no doubt in the niiud of Santa Anna that this great feat could be accomplished with comparative ease. General Taylor, with his 5.000 men. prepared for the unequal e rntest, and not only defended himself success fully. but won a substantial victory from his aggressive antagonists and drove them from the battlefield of Buena Vista. Some time after the battle was fought and the Mexican war concluded Gen eral Taylor was criticised for having made no preparations for the retreat of his army in the event of defeat. General Taylor promptly replied: "I made every preparation necessary for the battle of Buena Vista. 1 wrote my will, and so did nearly every man in my army. If we had not won that battle, we would have needed no lines of retreat. It was, from our stand point, victory or annihilation. The only preparation necessary for the contin gency of defeat at Buena Vista was that we should write our wills." ClotliN F op Presents In Japan. Of one singularly attractive and dec orative detail of Japanese daily life lit tle is known in this country. Yet It touches all classes, from nobles to coolies—the use of present cloths. These are squares of all sorts of mate rials. from twenty inches to two yards across. They are used to tie up the gifts which are exchanged on all possi ble occasions. After the presentation of j the gift the cloth is removed and re- j turned to the giver by a servant. Those j cloths are handed down from genera- j tion to generation, and among them are found some of the finest specimens of the old embroidery and dyeing. Many of the square pieces of Japanese em broidery used in this country for pillow and table covers were originally used ns coverings for presents.—House Beau tiful. > CUPID'S MIRROR. "The beauty of a woman's face or figure Is but the external sign of the good health within," says Dr. R. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., the specialist in women's diseases. Further, to be hap py and beautiful one must naturally have good health. Now, if a woman has dragging-down feelings, together with constantly re turning pains and aches, a too great drain upon her vi tality and strength, she will never look beautiful. The feelings of nervousness, the befogged mind, the ill-temper, the pale and wrinkled face, all result from those disorders peculiar to women, and the only way to effect their cure is to strike at the source of the difficulty. There is every reason why she should write some great specialist, one who has made the diseases of women a specialty for a third of a century like Dr. R. V. Pierce, founder of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo, N. Y. All correspondence is held sacredly confidential, and he gives his advice free and without charge. During a long period of practice, Doctor Pierce found that a prescription made up entirely of roots and herbs, without the use of alcohol, cured ninety-eight per cent, of such cases. After using this remedy for many years in his private practice he put it up in a form that can be had at any store where medicines are handled. In many cases Dr. R. V. Pierce^ Favorite Prescription will fit the needs and put the body in healthy condition. So sure of it is Dr. Pierce, he offers a reward of $500 for women who cannot be cured of Leucorrhea, Female Weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb. All he asks is a fair and reasonable trial of his means of cure. Don't allow the dealer to insult your intelligence by offering you a cheap sub stitute. Send 21 one-cent stamps to pay expense of mailing and get Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser in paper covers, free. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the most desirable laxative for delicate women. Water right blanks—only correct form published— f m •• -ait- :.t the R iver Phi-.ss office. ESTABLISHED 1894. /?/?£/} r r/ii is . VWt GRE .AT FALLS. MONTANA .. DAY SCHOOL «fV NIGHT SCHOOL A School Fitting Studertts for Business Positions. ^ e J v pupils enter at any t'.me, there being no term divisions or entrance examinations. 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