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THE RIVER PRESS. LOCAL NOTES. From Wednesday's Daily. Miss Minnie Henderson, of the Shon- kin, is boarding with Mrs. Hanley and will attend school at Fort Benton this winter. The Shonkiu round -up consisting of 26 men are at Spring coulee branding calves and gathering the remaining beef cattle and dry cows for shipment east. Mr. Milner told us today that his company and other large companies are gathering all their dry cows in and everything else suitable to ship. in order to free the ranges as far as possible. Deputy Sheriff. C. W. Hansen, arrived In this morning's Manitoba train with a prisoner, one Wm. Anderson. whom he arrested yesterday at Chinook, having eaught him in the act of selling whisky to two Gros Ventre Indians. Mr. Hansen deserves credit for so cleverly catching his man, whom he had suspected for some time past. The penalty for violat- ing the law against selling whisky to In- dians is a severe one, but it should be enforced against every man caught in the act. This thing of selling whisky to savages, and making them drunken de- mons to rob and murder defenceless settlers must be stopped and stopped ef- fectually. We have many new settlers scattered through the Milk river valley with their families. They are isolated and defenceless against drunken Indians. A man who would endanger lives by ped- dling whisky to Indians in a settled country should be severely punished. The Missouri river at Fort Benton stands at the present time nearly one foot below the lowest low water mark ever known or established since the spot was occupied by white men. Indian tra- ditions handed down from father to son for hundreds of years back, tell of no year of drouth and low water to equal this. The year of '89 will pass into histo- ry as the \waterless year.\ No snow on the mountains last winter no spring, sum- mer or fall rains. And yet Montana comes out of the ordeal without financial distress. Her wonderful ranges are still capable of feeding her flocks and herds. There is more hay on her live stock ranches by 100 per cent than was ever on hand at the beginning of winter in any previous year. Her farmers, as a rule, have made but indifferent crops, yet they have gathered enough to sustain them. her mines have poured forth an uninter- rupted stream of wealth. Great is Mon- tana! Where her equal? Thursday's Daily. Hon. C. E. Conrad, chairman of the democratic central committee, is out looking over the field. No grass is allow- ed to grow under his feet. We learn from Mr. Wallace Tay:or that Floweree and Lowry has. a large herd of beef cattle on the drive to Fort Benton. There will be two full train loads and they will be shipped from the Fort Ben- ton stock yards about Monday or Tues- day next. From present indications there will be 1,400 voters registered in Choteau county this fall. Four hundred of these will come from east of the Marias river along the line of the Manitoba. There were 1, 242 votes polled at the last general elec- tion in Choteau county. Mr. P. M. Packard a leading attorney of St. Ingnace Mich., was in our city to -day. He came to look over the situation with a view to locating here. Upon his arrival here he received the sad news that one of his children was dying and he took the evening train for home. He expects how- ever to return to Fort Benton being well pleased with the outlook here. The \boss\ range steer shipped to Chi- cago from Montana this season as far as we have ascertained was a high grade Durham from the herd of the Milner Live Stock Co., on the Shonkin range near Fort Benton, Choteau county. The animal was weighed separately at the stock yards in Chicago and went 1,970 pounds. This steer was never fed a pound of hay or grain in his life, but \rus- tled\ his living on Montana bunch grass. We learn that wolves are thick on the Shonkin and Arrow creek. Carter, who wolfed for the Shonkin association last :ear reports having seen 40 wolves in one bunch on Arrow creek. He also says that he found the remains of grown cattle that had been killed by the beasts. He poisoned part of one carcass and got eight wolves. The beasts are also said to be bad in the \breaks\ of the Missouri, near the mouth of Highwood creek and Red coulee. There is a bounty on wolves and a good hunter can do well killing t hem. From Friday's Daily. The use of calomel for derangements of the liver has ruined many a tine constitu- tion. Those who, for similar troubles, have tried Ayer's Pills testify to their ef- ficacy in thoroughly remedying the malady. without injury to the system. It is astonishing hew rapidly the feeble and debilitated gain strength and vigor when taking Ayer's Sarsaparilla. For what are called \broken-down constitu- tione.\ nothing else has proved so effec five as this powerful but perfectly safe medicine. The native berry crop this summer and fall has been immense. Few people know how many varieties of wild berries grow in this section of Montana. There are some however who appreciate the sit- uation and have made the most of it by laying in a bountiful supply of jellies, jams n d preserves for winters use. Mr. W. N. Todd, of Leavenworth, Kan- sas, a brother of our esteemed fellow citi- zen, Mr. T. J. Todd, arrived by this morn- ing's train, and here met his moth- er, wife and children, who have been guests within our gates for sometime past. The gentleman will probably spend some time with his Fort Benton relatives, enjoying recreation from active business life. He is a member of the firm of Bitt- man. Taylor & Co., merchants of Leaven- worth. Mr. J. H. Kinney, owner of the Fort Benton Roller Flour mills, sent out to the families of Fort Benton, sample packages of his best patent flour, with the request that they give it a trial and report re- sults. He is confident that his choice brand will meet all their expectations. We beg of our citizens to give the flour a fair test and if they find it up to the standard, we ask them to buy no other. Patronize your home mill and your home farmers, don't go away from home for a single article that can be produced at home. That is the very foundation of true patriotism, and the essence of econ- omy. MUTTON SHIPMENTS. - -- Nearly Fifty Thousand Sheep Shipped From the Fort Benton Stock Varies this Fall. From Mr. John Fleming, of the house of Abner Piatt & Co., Chicago, we have been able to gather the following list of shipments of mutton sheep from the Fort Benton stock yards ovea the Manitoba road to date: Peck & Rice, 135 cars; Frank Bain, 29 cars; Hay Bros., 10 cars; Hobbins & Hef- fernan, 8 cars; Oleson & M., 11 cars; Pat- terson Bros., 18 cars. Total 211 double decked cars, averaging about 23) . head to each car, making a grand total of forty- eight thousand five hundred and thirty head of mutton %ethers shipped from Fort Benton station this fall up to Sep tetnber 11th. Of this large number of sheep one house, that of Abner Piatt & Co., of Chi- cago, handled forty-one thousand seven hundred and sixty head, only six thou- sand six hundred and seventy head fall- ing into the hands of other commission men. This showing is a high tribute to the business methods of the house of Ab- ner Piatt & Co., which is one of the most substantial and energetic commission houses in hicago. Mr. Fleming, their Montana representative, is a hard and successful worker in the field as the above results show. THE FIERCEST OF FIRES. A Prospector Burned to Death Near Coke- 1 - ' s Ranch. Information has been received regard- ing one of the fiercest forest fires yet re- ported in Montana. On the 26th of Au- gust fire swept over the St. Regis district and destroyed everything in its path. The Cokely ranch, known to every old- timer in western Montana as one of the most fertile and productive spots in the mountain region, was made a barren waste in less than thirty minutes from the time the tire started. Cokely and the hostess of the ranch mounted horses and barely escaped with their lives to the riv- er less than a quarter of a mile away, and reached the water after having the clothes nearly all burned off their bodies. They remained in the water over two hours, throwing water over their horses, and even in their retreat the heat and smoke was almost suffocating. A Swedish prospector tied his horse in a gulch about a half a mile from the Cokely ranch and went up the hillside to prospect. Both horse and man perished in the flames. His name :could not be learned. Further down the river a band of thir- Oen deer perished, and three horses per- ished. Two miners escaped into the river after a hard run for their lives. The only living creatures left on the Cokely ranch were a few fowls and the house cat, all of which were badly singed. Cokely lost $600 which was cached in the root house on the ranch. Cokely did not see a hu- man being until 3 o'clock the next day, and from reports gathered it is probable some other men perished in the flames. J. C. Veeder returned yesterday from the St. Regis country and when asked last night confirmed the above, only he said that it was even worse than here stated. He feels certain that several men perished in the flames higher up in the mountains. -Missculian, 8th inst. Died. At her home in the Shonkin valley near /Fort Benton, M. T., Thursday, Sept 12th, 1.886, at 11 o'clock p. m., Mrs. David G. Wareham, nee Miss Margaret Mar- tin. The deceased was a most estimable lady and she leaves a large circle of warm friends a devoted husband and two young children to mourn her loss. She has been sick for some time past and her death was not entirely unexpected, though strong hopes of her recovery were entertained until a short time before her death. The funeral will take place from the Episcopal church to -morrow afternoon All friends and acquaintances of the fam- ily are invited to attend. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar- rhcea remedy is the only remedy that can always be depended upon for bowel com- plaint in all its forms. Twenty-five and fifty cent bottles for sale by M. A. Flaua- gain THE MONTANA AND CANADA. The Building of the Fort Benton and Leth- bridge Railway an Assured Fact. The Independent, received last even= ing, states authoritatively that a dispatch was received at Helena September 10th from New York, stating that Sir Alexan- der Galt, ex -Governor Hauser and Hon. W. G. Conrad have contracted for the building of a railroad from Lethbridge the terminus of the Galt railroad, to Fort Benton, to connect at this point with the Northern Pacific railroad to be built from Billings to Fort Benton. The RIvER Pst.s. is happy to announce that advices received at Fort Benton last evening and to-day confirm the good news. There is not the least doubt but that definite arrangements as stated above have been entered into by the gentlemen named. This business is what called Governor Hauser to New York to meet Sir Alexander Galt and Mr. Conrad. The citizens of Fort Benton owe to Hon. W. G. Conrad a lasting debt of grst- itude for his devotion to this grand wors, and for his perseverance and untiring en- orgy in pushing the enterprise to a suc- cessful conclusion. Great credit is also due to Governor Hauser and Sir Alexan- der T. Galt for lending their powerful aid to further the great scheme. The citi- zens of Northern M ontana and Fort Ben- ton especially will always have a warm place in their hearts for all these gentle- men. A Record Breaker. - - SAN FRANCISCO, September 13.- -At the race track to -day the Palo Alto three-year old filly Sunol had a walk -over for the Occidental Stakes, and made a record of 2:16 1 2 for a mile. Stage Robbery. COLtisA, Col., September 13. The Bart lett stage war robbed by a 'masked man near Leadville this morning. Wells, Far- go & Co.'s express box was taken. It is stated there was nothing in the box. Its Excellent Qualities. Commend to public approval the Cali- fornia liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs. It is pleasing to the eye, and to the taste and by gently acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels it cleanses the system effectu- ally, thereby promoting the health and comfort of all also rise it. -41.- • Important 11 it Trite. MAtalmOTti HOT SPRINGS, September 13. —Geo. Wakefield accompanied by Bill Clark took out a pair of fiery horses to give them an airing on the hotel plateau. The animals became unmanageable and ran at break neck speed in the direction of the cellar terraces. The carriage wheels struck one of the old boiling wat- er acqueducts and the two men were thrown out with great force. The car- riage was turned upside down and the maddened horses gyrated a few times around a clump of cedars and finally halt- ed with their noses under the bushes. Mr Wakefield got a scalp wound that bled profusely and was pretty badly bruised but not ssriously injured. Mr. Clarke es- caped unhurt. First Snow in Dakota. Hoes., Dak. September 13. The first snow of the season fell to -day. Very Risky Indeed. To tamper with symptoms indicative of grm% inr kidney disorder ; to neglect for a brief time need- ful stimulation of the renal organs when their in- activity points, as it always and unmistakably does, to their eventual permanent disease, is certainly very risky indeed. This is, however, a risk that many persons perceptibly drifting into Bright's disease, diabetes, catarrh of the bladder, con- stantly incur. So those who read, reflect and heed the lessons of recorded experience, the advisability of using Hostetter's Stomach Bitters as a diuretic, need scarcely more than a suggestion. 'No fact is more generally admitted by the medical profession and the public than its efficacy for the prevention of serious renal disease. The unmedicated exci- tants of c \ ommerce, no matter how pure, bear in mind, react prejudicially upon the kidneys when inactive. The Bitters subdues malaria, constipa- tion and rheumatism. 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 Shiloh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. M. A. Flanagan, Fort Benton, M. T. SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption Cure is sold 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. Presidential Appointments. WASIIINGTOD, September 12. -The presi- dent has made the following appointment Scott Sultand of Washington ty., to be receiver of public moneys at Vancouver, W. T. Walter Follies of Washington ty., to be agent of the Indians at Yakima W. T. Warren D. Robbins of Idaho to be agent of the Indians at the Nez Perces reservation. DEATH OF S. S. COX. The Great Author, Orator and Statesman I'asses to the Other Shore. NEW YORK, September 10. ---Congress- man \Sunset\ Cox died at 8:33 o'clock last evening. The end was quiet and the dy- ing man breathed his last peacefully, as if falling into a light sleep. Mrs. Cox, who has scarcely been away from the bed- side for the past two nights, held his left hand while his old friend Douglass Taylor held the other. He had been conscious all day until s.bout a quarter of an hour before the end. Mr. Cox's last conversa- tion was about the fourterritories whose statehood he HOPED TO FATHER. He mentioned New Mexico and said some- thing about making a great effort in its uehalf at the coming session. In the af- ternoon, while Dr. Lockwood was talking to him, Cox made some witty remark which completely upset the doctor's dig- nity. Late in the afternoon telegrams were sent to Cox's three sisters, two of whom live in Zanesville, Ohio, and the other in St. Louis. Cox's nephew, who is superintendent of the Smithsonian Insti- tute, was also telegraph defor. Dr. Lock- wood said the immediate cause of death was heart failure. Telegrams were sent to the sergeant -at arms of the house of representatives and to Speaker Carlisle. MORE LANDS FOR SETTLERS. The Co !ur d'Alene Reservation Reduced by Agreement With the Indians. SPOKANE FALLS, September 10. —Capt. Humphrey of the Indian commission and the Cceur d'Alene Indians have agreed upon the cessation of the part of the Coeur d'Alene reservation the commission was sent out to stipulate for. He does not state the amount of the consideration but it is understood to be $500,000. This will open to settlement a vast area of agri- cultural lands in north Idaho. A strong pressure will be brought to hear to bring about a similar treaty for the opening of the Spokane and Colville reservations ly- ing north of this city in Washington. The Colville reservation alone embodies 2,800,- 000 acres, rich in mineral and portions ex- ceedingly valuable for agricultural pur- poses, but occupied solely by less than 1,200 worthless Indians, who are support- ed by the government. X500 Renard. ZANZIBAR, September 11.--Capt. Wiss- man has offered a reward of £500 for the head of the chief of the Bushiri. This has been done in consequence of the Bus - bin's threat to destroy the missions in the interior. The stations are not suf- ficentb fortified to withstand an attack. To the Voters of thoteau County. Feeling assured that the nomination for Sheriff made at the recent democratic convention does not express the sentiments of the voters of this county, I announce myself as an Independent candidate for the office of Sheriff and solicit your votes. B. F. O'NEAL. For Exchange. Valuable real estate. improved or unimproved, in the city of Fort Benton to exchange for stock cattle on reasonable terms. For particulars apply to the RIVER PRESS. To Exchange for Range Horses. The l'ercheron stallion Ottawa, bred by Dunham, dark dapple gray, 8 years old, 16!4 hands high, weight 1700 pounds, perfectly sound and without blemishes; a sure breeder and very kind. State what you have got as to size, weight, age, color and price. Price, $800. Address LYTLE BROS, Herrick, Knox Co., Neb. Sheep Wanted. -- Wan4d to buy 5,000 wether lambs. Address, stating full particulars. HAY BROS., Grafton, Mont For Rent. A desirable ranch fifteen miles from Fort Benton on the Missouri river. Sixty acres broken. Apply to DAVID G. BROWNE. Advice to Mothers. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP should always be used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for diarrhcea. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Ranch for Sale. Improved ranch on the Teton, eight miles from Fort Benton. Frame building, good cellsr,stable and outhouses. Eor particulars address W. H. Todd, agent, or MRS. W. C. CAROTHERS, Fort Benton, M. T. Notice. All persons are requested to file their property list before Septeml,er 14h, Irt80, with the city assessor at his office, otherwise the penalty of lOper cent. will be attached for not listing. JNO. C. DUFF, City Assessor. L. 0. DANsr, C. E. J. L. LADRIEHE. Ex -Sec. Architects Ass. W.Va. DANSE & LaDRIERE, ARCHITECTS AND ENCINEERS, Room ;13, Gold Block, Helena, M. T. Cattle on Shares. Wanted from 100 to 500 head of cattle on shares. Has good range and plenty of hay, near Bear Paw mountains. Address G. A., Big Sandy, Mont. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that the Irm of Morrow & Rouser, conducting the Fort Benton Meat Mark- et, on Main street, Fort. Benton, M. T., has been dissolved by mutual consent; dissolution from and after September let, 18841. David Morrow will col- lect all bills due and pay all firm bills to that date. Business will be conducted at the old stand by Da- vid Morrow. DAVID MORROW. N HOUSER. Gans & Klein CLOTHING! • N N JEWELER AND OPTICIAN, Fort Benton. - Montana. DIAMONDS, WATCHES ANP JEWELRY. -Apo- GUNS AND AMMUNITION. WHITE ire' SINGER SEWING MACHINES. GRAND UNION cD rr FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. The Leading Hotel 1 T 1 1 -111M NTC:301:4.9r3E-INA7M151 1 1'. JERE SULLIVAN, - - Proprietor. Broadwater, McCulloh &Co., POST TRADERS. DEALERS IN GENERAL- IERIME We carry a full and complete stock of all Merchandise demanded by trade of the Territory. Connection : Broad wa t7 0 , sT It T R e ANDszra CO., TRADERS, Fort Maainnis Montana. Fort Assinaboine , MONTANA.