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THE RIVER PRESIS. LOCAL NOTES. From Wednesday's Daily. The children of the Catholic Sunday School were treated to a delightful Christ- mas entertainment this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the spacious rooms at St. Clare hospital, where the ladies of the congre- gation and the good sisters did all in their power to make the little ones enjoy themselves. Mr. G. HsHumphrey, a wealthy busi- ness man of Minneapolis, who has been traveling in California for his health came down last night to pay a visit to his cousin Mayor T. J. Todd. He was muc disappointed to find - Mr. Todd absent. His time being limited he returned to Helena! this morning. Probably the most thoroughly Bur- pr.sed and *delighted little man in Fort Wilton Christmas morning was Master Charlie Conrad, who found, tied to the family tree, a real live Shetland pony, one of the most beautiful little animals of the kind to be fofind in any country. Char- lie and his little sister', Katie, are full • satisfied that Santa Claus brought th pony along with the other toys, of which there were many. None of them, how- ever, could corn jre with the pet pony which from thi time forward - will be Master Charlie's especial pride and joy The RIVER PRE.44 congratulates him og his good fortune. The Christmas eve entertainment to' the children at the Episcopal church wa conducted by the Rev. Mr. Clowes, assist ed by the ladies of the congregation. Prof. Minks and others. It consisted of carrols sang by the scholars of the, Sunday School, after which Mr. Clowes made a brief but happy address to the little ones. Then followed the distribution of gifts from a largs and beautifully decorated tree, which was loaded down with pres- ento of all kinds. Every little boy and girl was remembered with just such things as their hearts most desired, and a happier lot of children we never saw as- sembled together. The scene was hearti- ly enjoyed ,by the older people present, who were enabled 'to renew their youth for the time being, under the inspiration of the joyful surroundings. The Christmas holiday was generally observed by all classes in our city. Be- sidea the entertainments and services at the churches, there were numerous family christmas trees, and family dinners, all of which were enjoyed after the manner of Christian people who fully realize the joyous sacredness of the day which wit- nessed the birth of mankind's Savi'sr. Those who had no families or homes ob- served the day - aith as,much fervor and pleasure as those who were more fortu- 'nate. They lived over, the mernories.of the happy Christmas (lays of the past, when they were with their loved ones. The memories wLich cluster around those happier days made their hearts warmer and more tender, and if a few tears stole down cheeks which were long strangers to such visitors, it was not to be, wondered at. From Thursday's Daily. The small fall of snow has proven a mine of enjoyment to the average small boy, who is out with his sled \havin' just lots o' fun!\ We have \been there\ and know just how it is. There is no more healthful and innocent amusement. As will be seen by notice elsewhere the Manitoba announces special ice palace eicursion rates from Fort Benton to St. Paul to take effect January 'X to 26th in- clusive, and good for ninety days from date of sale. Here is a chance for those wanting to go to St. Paul to the ice car- nival. Only $40 for the round trip, good to -return any time before April 26, 1889. Master 4 'harles Conrad was out to -day, taking equestrian exercises on the back of his pretty Shetland pony. The little animal is a perfect beauty and attracted the admiring attention of every one. She is a sorrel, weighs considerably less than 400 pounds /Hid is as docile as a kitten. Mr. Joseph Sullivan, of this city, manu- factured a saddle for the use of Master Charles, which is a handsome piece of work and just fits the pony. Articles of incorporation of the A. J. -Davidson Mercantile company have been filed with the teriitorial secretary. The incorporators are A. J. Davidson, Helena. president; Howard Seebre, Idaho. vice president; B. F. White, Dillon; - Ed. D. Ellis, Bozeman; Thomas J. Davidson, Helena, directors. Tao capital stock is $50,000, fully paid up. The main business house of the firm will be located at Hele- na, and business will be conducted- at Bozeman, Dillon and other points. s' The hard working force at the Manito- ba depot were down last night, enjoying a little Christmas recreation. Among oth- ers we noticed the gentlemanly telegraph operator, who is seldom able to leave his poet. He took in the social pleasures wittiNthat zeal which is only vouchsafed to those who labor diligently. He went home thorodghly impressed with the be - jig that Fort Benton is a pleasant place to spend a few hours in social en- joyment. and will no doubt come again. Mr. Joseph Sullivan, the J oan ufactur- lag harness and saddle maistr of this city, has just completed a magniticent double buggy harness for Sheriff O'Neal's use. The work is hand made throughout, elegantly trimmed, and will last the for- tunate owner a lifetime. A description at our hanJa could not convey an idea of the work --it Must be seen to be appre- ciated. Mr. Sullivan has for years main- tained his reputation of being one of the most akillful workmen in Montana, and *till occupied that, enviable distinction. Friday's Daily. ap : • : of the United totes dredge boat and fleet, in winter uarters a few miles below Fort Benton, nforms us that the river is closed from low his port up to the mouth of the Shonkin, which is only a couple of miles below the city. He tells us of a remark- able fall in the river, which occurred on the 26th inst. at his place. He says the Missouri fell 3 feet, 6 inches in a few hours --something unprecedented at this season, and can only be accounted for by the supposition that the ,ice must have dammed the river temporarily at some II 4 poi Through the kindness of Forma Samuel Cornell we are enabled to give the weight of the superstructure of the Fort Benton iron bridge. As before stated, the total length is 826 feet, divided into 5 spans, one draw span being 22.5 feet long; three fixed spans of 175 feet each, and one fixedspan of 76 feet. The iron work, fyoring, joists and fence weigh nearly 640,000 pounds, or 320 tons. There are in addition to this seven piers; six of them contain 300 tons each of cement, and the one supporting the draw span contains 700 tons, exclusive of the iron casings. In addition to this there are three ice breakers for the protection of fie piers against floating ice, which con- tain, say 200 tons each of gravel, rock and timbers. This makes the total weight of superstructure and piers 5,640.000 pounds, exclusive of the ice breaks, or 2,820 tons. L Including the ice breaks, the weight is 6,840,000 Rounds, or 3,420 tons. ___ _ s........„ .....„ ABOUT GAME. It Is Unlawful to Kill Game at Any Season of the Year for Sale. •A correspondent asks us to publish the law concerning t the killing of s wild game. He alleges that it is being vkilated in nu- merous instances, and sug sts that in some cases it may the res t of ignor- ance. % be We published a briefselelection on this subject a short time ago. • For the information of our correspond- ent and others we reproduce the follow- ing sections from page 965, chapter LXVII. Fifth Division General Laws Of Montana Territory: Section 1,143.—That any person or per- sons who shall willfully shoot or other- wise cause to be killed, any buffalo, moose, elk, white tailed deer, black tailed deer, mountain sheep, Rocky mountain goat or antelope between the first day of Decem- ber arid the 15th day of August of the en- suing year shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction there- of shall be fined in any sum not less than no or more than $30. . Section 1,1 - 44.—That any person or per- sons who shall willfully shoot or other- wise kill, Or cause to be killed AT ANY TIME, any of the animals in section one now 1,143) of this act, for the purpose of procuring the head or hide only or, for speculative purposes, or for market, or for sak, shall be deemed guilty of a mis- demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than fifty dollars ner more than two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than one month nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Section 1,151.—That the possession of the dead bodies, or any part thereof, of the animals or birds mentioned in this act, shall be taken as prima facie evi- dence that such person or persons is or are guilty of killing the same. The law also prohibits the killing of grouse, prairie chicken, pheasant, fool hen, sage hen, partridge or quail from the 15th of November to the 15th of August of the following year. Fine $25 or not more than $50 for each offense. Section 1,151 also applies to these birds. A WORD, GENTLEMEN. The RIVER RRESS, not unlike its con- temporaries, which are engaged in giving to the world whatever of news it may be able to gather in its efforts to increase the common store of knowledge, has no ob et ' jections to its articles being reproduced by other journals. Indeed, it rather en- joys seeing them in their columns when proper credit is given. But when articles, statistical and otherwise, upon which we have spent hours in preparing, are repro- duced word for word in the columns of contemporary without credit being give to this journal, we feel justified in recor Ingo protest.But when the stolen article is copied by another contemporary from 1 the / columns of the thief and credited to the pirate, patience ceases to be a virtue, and our protest takes the form of a vigbrous kick. Now, gentlemen, just one word. This piratical business has become monoto- nous. Please stop it. If a RIVER PRESS article strikes you as worthy of being re- produced, go right ahead and plant it in your columns, but give the RIVER PRESS credit for it. If you can't do that, please drop the RIVER PRESS frcm your ex- change list. The RIVER PRESs is pleased to see all of its territorial contem porariea upon its table, but it can no longer find room for a chronic plagiarist. These remarks are directed to those only who deserve them. Entitled to the Beat. All are entitled to the best that their money will buy, so every family should have at once a bottle of the best family remedy, Syrup of Figs, to cleanse the sys- tem when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and $1 bottles by all leading drug- gists. THE eastern newspapers, having formed one cabinet for Mr. Harrison, are now busily. engaged in constructing another for him. In the first John Sherman was made the keystone of the structure, but as his appointment as secretary of state would open the way for a demoralizing struggle for the vacant senatorship with Foraker—Sherman's deadly enemy - ID the lead, Sherman has decided to remain in the senate and thus give McKinley of is state a living chance for the treasury tsrtfolio. Sherman's withdrawal stimu- :tes Blaine's friends to urge the Maine tatesman for the first place in the cabi- et, and hence a new set of constitution- al advisers are being named for the Indi- ana man. In the meantime he keeps as dent as a last year's oyster and says nev- r a word about the matter. Harrison, it ms, has no objection to his friends ' tutting up straw men to be knocked Business Mention. Bob sleds best make—for sale at I. G. Baker & Co.'s 10 Just received—a large assortment of en's and boys' boots and shoes at T. C. ower & Bro's. 12 Call at H. J. Wackerlin & Co.'s for gen- ie imported china anil glassware. No iuction stock or cheap goods, but genuine Articles. Miss Maggie Finnigan, of Boston, Mass. hereafter conduct the millinery and ressmaking department at T. C, Power & Bro.'s store. • Direct importation of genuine Austra- lian glassware received in original pack ages at H. J, Wackerlin & Co's. No cheap John imitations, but genuine goods. * The Manitoba railway announces Ice Palace excursion rates in effect January 20th to 26th inclusive, from Fort Benton to St. Paul, $40, good for 90 days from date of sale. 11 For genuine hand -painted imported chinaware go to H. J. Wackerlin & Co's. No auction stock, but the genuine goods, imported direct in original packages from Carlsbad, Germany. Among the people of to -day, there are few indeed, who have not heard of the merits of Prickly Ash Bark and Berries, as a household remedy. Teas and drinks have been made of them for centuries, and in hundreds of families have formed the sole reliance for rheumatic and kid- ney diseases. Prickly Ash Bitters now take the place of the old system and is more beneficial in all the troubles of this nature. It is of the utmost importance that ev- ery cold be cured as quickly as possible after the first symptoms appear, and the experience of many years has shown that there is no medicine that will cure a se- vere cold in less time than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Sold at 50 cents per bot- tle by M. A. Flanagan. The New South. For several' years after the close of the late war for the Union, the southern states remained in a state of poverty and exhaustion from which many thought it was impossible for them to recover. At- lanta in 1865, a dilapidated and half -burn- ed tosn, is now the Chicago of the south, a city of magnificent buildings and the center of an enormous trade. Birming- ham bids fair to surpass Pittsburg in iron manufactures, and to become an immense workshop, while the continually advanc- ing prices of real estate is marvelous. Nashville and Memphis are metropolitan cities, pushing to the front under the guidance of alert and energetic men of business. New Orleans has renewed her youth and held two magnificent exposi- tions. Everywhere progress is the watch- word. A tour of the \new south\ will re- pay the thonghtful and observing trav- eler, and the best way to reach it is by ob- taining tickets over the \Burlington which has the best southern connections. Inquire of your ticket agent or write to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, C., B. & N., St. Paul, Minn. Whooping cough, croup, sore throat, audds.n colds, and the lung troubles pecu- liaF children, are easily controlled by psbmptly administering Ayer's Cherry t ectoral. This remedy is safe to take, ertain in its action, and adapted to all constitutions. THAT HACKING COUGH can be so quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee it. M. A. Flanagan. Fort Ben- ton, M. T. WILL YOU SUFFER with Dyspep- sia and Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Vital- izer is guaranteed to cure you. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M. T. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miser- able by that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for you. M. A. Flana- gan, Fort Benton, M. T. CATARRH CURED, health, and sweet breath secured, by Shiloh's Ca- tarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. Nasal Injector free. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Ben- ton, M. T. For' lame back, side or chest, use Shiloli's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. M. A. Manassan, Fort Benton, M. T. SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption Cure is Aold by us on a guarantee. It cures Consumption. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M. T. SHILOH'S VITALIZER is what you need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Dizziness, and all symptons of Dyspep- sia. Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M. T. CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH and Bronchitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's Cure. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Ben- ton, M. T. Wood, Coal and Lumber Wood, coal and lumber for sale by Goodrich & Hawk. Orders by mail or otherwise promptly at- tended to. Res;dence for Sale. Brick house, story and a half, liva rooms; two iota, barn and outhouses. The property is located in Fort Benton, within a square anti a half of the court house. Also, four lots in reservation addi- tion to the townsite of Fort Benton, well located on Main street. Owner anxious to sell. Address RIVER PRESS, Fort Benton, M. T. Advice to Mothers. MRS. WINSLOW . 6 SOOTIILNG SYRUP ehould always be used for children teething. It eoories the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Wheat! Wheat! Wheat! Messrs. Murphy, Maclay & Co. are now buying wheat for us deli% ered at their store at Fort Benton, for which they will pay the highest cash price. CATARACT MILL CO. u. a. NOLAN. JNO . BRAN. NOLAN & BEAN, LAW OFFICE, Cold Block - - - Helena, M.T. Seed Wheat for Sale or Trade. A Small lot of Choice No. 1 hard Montana raised seed wheat, from best Scotch Fife seed. Will sell for cash or trade for first -claim oats, Apply to Wm. H. Todd \Itrzczn PriEss\ ()nice. City Property for Sale. I offer for sale on reasonable terms the follow- ing desirable real estato situated ix the city of Fort Benton: One house and four lots on upper Front street, via: lots 5, 6, 9 and 10, block 6: also lots 13, 14, 15 and 16, block 100, reservation addition to the city of Fort Benton. For terms, etc.. ap- dly to MRS. B. 13. TIERNEY, White Sulphur Springs, M. T. Notice to Stockholders. The regular annual meeting of the stockholder• of the First National Bank of Fort Benton for the election of directors for the ensuing year will be held on Tuesday, January 10th, 1889, at the bank- ing house. JOS. A. BAKER, Cashier Fort Benton, December 6th, 11388. C. D. CRUTCH ER, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Fort Benton, - - N. T. Will answer all calls in city or country. OFFICE—At Grand Union Hotel. SHERIFF'S SALE. In the District Court of the Fourth Judicial Dis- trict of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Choteau. Alexander C. Johnson, plaintiff, vs. Jacob L. Gjerde, defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's sale on the 2.3d day of Jan- uary, A. D. 11489, at 11 o'clock a. m.,at the frontdoor of the court house at Fort Benton, in said Choteau county, all right, title and interest of the said de- feudant, of, in and to the following described prop- erty, to wit: The west half of the northeast quar- ter, and the west half of the southeast quarter of section twenty-six in township twenty-one north of range eighteen east. Dated this 27th day of December, A. D. 1886. B. F. O'NEAL, Sheriff. S. 11. McIntire, attorney for plaintiff. Estrays Taken Up. Two gray geldings came to my ranch about tfie middle of July, and have remained in4ny herd, de- scribed as follows: Gray gelding, weight about 1450 pounds, a brownish or chocolate color next to the flank and ribs. Anchor brand on right thigh, and J with lazy S across on left shoulder. One flea-bitten gray, about the same size with 31 saddle marks on hack and branded thus: J on left shoulder. Both are gnetle. The owner is requested to come and pay charges on the same and take them away as they ha\ e proved a great nuisance to me. DR. WILL E URNER. Fort Benton, Montana. 1 11 rff - °vER 6,000,000 people believe that y best to buy Seeds of the largest and most reliable house, and thti ruse Ferry's Seeds D. M. FERRY & CO. are acknowledged to Go the Largest Seedsmen In the world. D M. PERRY &Co's Dlustrat ed, Descrip- tive and Priced SEED ANNUAL ror 1889 Will be mailed FREE to all applicants, and to last year r's customers without ordering it. Int ‘!Iti. at! , to..!! Every person usin g Earliest Cauliflower I Garden. Field or Flower Seeds in existence. should send for it. Address D. M. FERRY & CO., Detroit, Mich. rl li(i \\ Shore ike,r,Ritno FREE FOR 4 MONTHS To All Vt ho Subscribe Now for s s THE AVE-T SHORE for issti will 64' aq will be superioi iii ev,, n t to any pee \ jou,. volume. Marked •-ivetnent, , have been made every \ for the eoming year will r. more and .cr. In order to introduce it. to the thou- - ids who nee4 jtist such a publication. to,th • - r the clijnablc iif,rmation it contains • •t• it• exciqictice as a cletvb wholcsoinc ram- - !!1.- zine. \\t have decided 1,1 !live the last 'our iloitths of 11MS ! 11 who U1) , CritlC O 11\.1 1 , 0-9. V.: - E. w. SHERMAN, Representing the firm of ES rEY &. CAMP, Manufacturers and dealers in fine PIANOS AND ORGANS. A ll Instruments Warranted. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Instruments shipped direct from wareho ns s in Chicago. Instruments sold on monthly pay- ments. Correspondence solicited. Headquarters and Pasteater, HELENA, - - MONTANA, A $100 premium and the RIVER PRESS oue year, for 4‘150. Buffalo, Bear, Badger, Beaver, Coon, Chinese Dog, Wild Cat, Angora Goat, Wolf, South American Bison, Russian Lamb, AND OTHER FUR OVERCOATS ! 'JUST RECEIVED BY GANS & KLEIN, FRONT STREET, • Fort Benton, - Mont. —WHOLESALE DEALERS IN— LIQUORS AND CIGARS. The largest and best select.' ed stock of Imported_ and Domestic Liquors and , Cigars in Northern Montana. Mail orders receive prompt attention, •Sz Front St. - - Fort Benton, M. T. • JEWELER Fort Benton, N 3 AND OPTICIAN, . - Montana. DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELIIY. Fine Goods for the Holiday Trade Arriving Daily. WHITE PI' SINGER SEWING MAC4INES, GRAND UNION HOTEL, FORT BE.AITON MONTANA. H AVING assumed charge of the above Hotel, and thoroughly renovated and largely re-furnished the same, the pro prietor is prepared to furnish as good accommodations to the traveling 'public, to tourists and those seeking a change of air, as can be found - anywhere in the west. nir A TRIAL IS SOLICITED. —Gis JERE SULLIr.i.lr, Proprifter. Broadwater, McCulloh 81, Co., POST TRADERS, DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCRND1SE We carry a full and complete stock of all Merchandise demanded by trade of the Territory, Connection : Broadwater, McNamara & Co.. Fort Assinaboine, POST TRADERS, Fort MaPinnis Montana. MONTANA.