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— THE RIVER PRESS. Vol. X. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 13, 1889. No. :3. _ BYN:.\M. DtpCyER AND ROBARRE. present the manager did not think it safe troduced to the lady of the house, who to show \Kiel killing Capt. Scott at Fort • A Model Sheep Ranch ---Along the Moun- Gray.\ tains.---A Wolf in the Fold. The first stopping place on the road from Choteau to Piegan is Bynum, 14 miles out. on Muddy creek, a stream which sets a good example to some people we know by occasionally drying up. Geo. A. Fry keeps a general store here and car- ries a good stock. A. L. Collins is land- lord of the hotel. Grant Graves is pre- siding genius of the \Shepherd's Joy, - a resort for the children of Pan from twen- :y miles around. Here they meet to dis- cuss social and philosophical problems. The herders generally believe in a future - state of sheep ranching where herding, dipping and shearing will be unnecessary. The sheep ranches of O. G. Cooper & Martin, S. F. Ralston, Jr Bynum Bros., C. W. Cooper, A. J. Cowell and Clark Bros. are located in this vicinity. The Clark ranch is doubtles the model sheep ranch of Montana. Beginning in July, 1S64, with 2,600 ewes and 700 lambs and ausing 1.006 ewes the next year, after selling 3,600 wethers and killing mutton for ranch use, the firm has now 20,000 sheep, of which 10,000 are breeding ewes. Their wool clip this year was 97,000 pounds and the increase 6,751 lambs. In rive different bunches the percentage of increase—marked--and all strong, healthy lambs Was as follows: 95, 97, 101, 103, 106. The 95 per cent. was in the band of yearling ewes. This is considered unpre- sedented in western sheep farming, and the result was only obtained by the slosest care and attention. During the !ambing season canvas tents are distrib- sted over the range for the protection of the lambs, and at night a herder is al - says on duty. The latter has been found a most profitable expense. The firm has just had shipped 100 thoroughbred Shrop- shire, Leicester and Oxford Down bucks which will be bred with the finest Merino ewes to increase length of staple and size - )f sheep. All ewe bunches have been sraded and bucks are put in accordingly to produce a uniform clip. The sheep are livided into eight bands and are all care- fully and systematically attended to; are treated to salt once a week in winter and in summer to salt and sulphur. All im- provements are of the most substantial character and all the ranch work is done with the utmost system. Eight sheds .:0x170 feet, well ventilated with a capac- .ty of 4,000 sheep each—although not over 3,000 are usually driven in-- -are located on the different streams. At the home ranch, besides dwelling house and sheds, are carpenter and blacksmith shops, ma- shinery hall, bunk house, store houses, granary and stables. The firm raise thier own grain and have 1,500 tons of hay in stack on the ranch :. There is nine miles of ditching and fifteen miles of fencing. A pile driver contrivance—the invention of Mr. B. Percy Clark -is used to drive fence posts. It is fixed to the hind end of a wagon and, besides the team to pull the wagon, requires three men and a horse to work it. It will set 200 post firmly in or- Inary ground in a day. A telephone line twenty one miles long, sith seven stations connects the home ranch with outlying ranches. This will prove a great convenience, and during winter storms and blizzards the owners will be saved many anxious moments and _hard rides. C. W. Cooper has built a new shed on his ranch and will run two bands of sheep this winter. Twenty miles north of Bynum is the , town of Dupuyer, the center of a large extent of pastoral country. In this neighborhood on Dry Fork, Dupuyer, sheep and Birch creek over 50,000 sheep grazed during the summer. J. F. Burd has a cash store here and is ssilding up a good trade. B. R. Fowler is the village blacksmith, A. Grillenberger furnishes three meals a lay, nice and hot, and Geo. McGill dis- Penses Kentucky elixir to a thirsty pub - Dr. II. A. Gillette heals the sick. In the vicinity are the sheep ranches of Burd, Wm. Smiley, E. E. Leech, C. Slcoffin, L. T. Hagere, Davis & Jones, NIcOuaig & Gearing, Gensman & Jones and John Zimmerman. All these parties have good sheds and other improvements and plenty of hay. Tffe beet improvement, however, that vas noticed was the large number of Young sh ee p men who have changed their 'onely state of two or three years ago by :aking a wife. Does not the cabin •ook brighter, boys, and the grub taste setter': We don't see how those old to- 4 - les up the creek can get along any more. lf they can't catch on why don't they try *-he RIVER PRESS commission agency? ; The magic lantern man gave an exhibi- tion at Dupuyer. The boys had filled his soal oil lamp half full of water, but the Practical joke was not a howling success. everal northern whiskey smugglers were tne audience and when \Washing- -on praying at Valley Forge\ appeared one of them asked: \Is that a British 'ubiect?\ The next subject happened to se the esecution of Andre and some one 'idled out “there's your British subject.\ these were a number of pole haulers certainly demonstrated that she had had some religious training, for after a few We met Mr. S. L. Potter, deputy sheep moments conversation she went into the rinspector, here. Sam knosr an creams yard and wrung the necks of several scabiei when be sees it. chickens. We heard her say in the kit - The mines of the Dupuyer and Birch creek coal companies, eighteen miles from here, produce a very good quality of coal, a considerable quantity of which is sold at Fort Benton and Choteau. Robarre is the jumping off place at, the crossing of Birch creek, eight miles northr of Dupuyer. Kipp & Co. have a store and hotel here conducted by Geo. Edwards. Thomas & Magee are the proprietors of the saloon. Birchi creek is the dividing line between civilization and the Indian reservation and he who crosses here leaves Hostetter'e bitters behind. On the reservation side near here are the ranches of John Wren and James Fisher, former- ly of Choteau. They have an excellent location for either sheep or castle. Charley Chouquette s an old timer well known in Port Benton. also resides on the reservation. At the time the Dearborn county scheme was up it was a dead toss up whether the new county should be named \Choquette\ or \Dearborn but as the bill _didn't pass sir. Choquette doesn't worry. On this side of the creek Prank D. Cooper has lately purchased several ranches and is making extensive improve- . ments in the way of sheds, corrals and fencing. In connection with Robert C. Cramer he will run a large band of sheep here this winter. By the way it is also rumored that Bob also has aspirations for a better life and will soon lead to the al- tar an accomplished young lady of By - nu in. T. E. Williamson, of Choteau, and Wal- ter Adams, also have sheep ranches on Birch creek. We met here Baron Max Grutthus, of Russia, on his way to St. Mary's lake with Guide Schultz for a five weeks hunt. The baron is an exile for five years on ac- count of a few hasty words spoken at a students' meeting. Who wouldn't be an exile to Montana. Under the lamb -like climatic influences he would soon forget like the lotus eaters, that there is ,any other country in existence. Near the mountains between Teton and Birch creeks on the numerous streams are located many settlers with small herds of cattle and horses; and it is a pleasant surprise after a lone ride of 25 or 30 miles over the prairie to come to one of the cabin homes, rough looking, per- haps. on the exterior, but within full of grace, comfort and hospitality. The re- fining influence of woman has come up the coulees and is going over into the tit- ter mountains. Spruce up, boys, and look pleasant. On upper Sheep creek we found Chas. D. Labreche and family, who had just ar- rived from the Dearborn. They are liv- ing in tents for the present, but as Mr. Labreche has ten children he will soon, with their assistance, have a good big log house knocked up. He has a bend of 300 head of cattle grazing here and has good feed and shelter. He has also started a store. The settlers along the mountains are very desirous of getting a weekly mail service from Choteau by Clark's ranch as they have to go from ten to twenty miles for their mail at present. A school is also needed. We met here Daniel Boone, a desen- dant of the original Daniel Boone, and like him, a thorough hunter, trapper and frontiersman. Mr. Boone has lived in the mountains of Montana for twenty years. He is an expert in making buckskin gloves, tanning the skins himself. On the upper Dry Fork of the Marias we were hospitably entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Buskirk. • During our twelve years sojourn in Montana we have eaten no bread as good as that baked from Montana flour by Mrs. .J. L. Collins of the upper Muddy. The settlers of three townships along the mountains are very anxious to have their lands surveyed and the plats placed on record in the land office so they can make their filings. Some of them have lived on their squatter pre-emption claims over five years, and by reason of the land not being surveyed they could not prove up and take homestead claims which they had in view. Two of these townships were surveyed in 1886, but through some error the survey was not I approved. It would be a great relief to the settlers and of great benefit to the ! government it the surveyor general could survey these lands immediately, as many entries would be perfected at once. If, however, they are left unsurveyed for a year or two longer contests and litigation are sure to arise among the settlers. chen. \Mary hurry up dinner ther's a preacher here!\ At dinner came the or- deal of saying grace. We especially pray- . ed for the sheepmen, and managed fairly I well. After dinner the conversation ran to Indian anti foreign missions, hardshell and softshell Baptists, foreordination. etc. It was a torture, and as soon as we decently could We folded our tents and stole away. The ha rd earned su bsori p- tion is enclosed. HALL COIN --- Judge De NVIP: re s Per, to [dory W rit Brought iii.. Ca ti % asse .• 10 'Pi me—The Proceed - ings„ iFrom the Butte Miner. Durin the delivery of the writ by Judge DeWolfe the lence was maintained but at its close, when port became known th most profound ci- by the spectators, 1 its tenor and lin- ere were men in the room who fel - like giving vent to their ! CALL, FOR THE I.FnIQUATURE. The First Legislature of the State to Meet Saturday, November \Z3d. Special to the River Press. HELENA. November 11.—Governor Toole this morning issued a call for the assem- bling of the first legislative assembly of the state of Montana on Saturday, No- vember 23, 1889. A H 1E1. EN A sUICII) E. A mil,' (iaaahlopi Away Hie Money and Kills Himself. _ Special to the River Nees. HELENA, November 11.—At; 2 o'clock to- day F. Aosterhult shot himself through the heart in his room at the Grand Cen- tral hotel, dying instantly. He register- . ed last night as being from Livingston. ; It is supposed gambling was the cause of ; the deed as he had been playing and los- ing heavily last night. THE PRO(' LA NI ATION. 4 The Document Making Montana the Forty - First State in the Union. pent up emotions by a yell that would ; , have scaled the paint off the furniture, while there were others, and t hose who were republicans to a With, who longed to seek the solitudes of a vast wilderness and 'was by notes and octaves. The writ was at once issued and put in the hands of Sheriff Lloyd, who delegated ! Under Sheriff Thomas to serve it on Ca- leb E. Irvine and Wm. E. Hall, members of the county board of canvassers. hall was found at Walkerville soon afterward, corralled and trotted down to the office of the county commissioners. It was to William one of the most sorrowful and re- luctant trips of his existence, but he had to toddle right along just the same. He looked mad, sad and dejected, and when ushered into the room cast suspicious glances at the windows, as though men- tally balancing the chances of PHYSICAL DISASTER that would follow a leap to the ground outside. Evidently the conclusion was not satisfactory, and with a deep sigh he deposited his corporosity on the table and resignedly awaited the logic of events. Soon afterward, Judge Irvine, the demo- cratic member of the board arrived, and with a repugnance and displeasure he could not conceal, Mr. Hall yielded to the decrees of adverse fate and assisted to count the votes from the famous tunnel precinct, known as Precinct No. 3.4. Amoug others present to witness the count were County Clerk Booth, Clerk of the Probate Court Sproule, several re- porters and a number of others, court house officials. Before commencing to canvass. Judge Kirkpatrick, who with Judge McConnell, represented the democratic contestants, addressed the board in behalf of his cli- ents and sought to secure its acquies- cence to the proposition to count the vote of precinct No. 34 for the entire legis- lative delegation. He argued that the cases of the remaining five contestants from this county were identical with the one just decided. He logically establish- ed his proposition, but could not convince Hall and the opposing attorneys, that there was any merit in the argument. Judge Knowles combatted the points raised and insisted that the board had no authority *o canvass the ballots for can- didates not mentioned in the writ. The position proved quite agreeable to Hall, who, assuming a fashion plate' attitude of easy repose, scorhfully fastened his optics upon Judge Kirkpatrick and ,renuarkecl: \I am not hereof my own volition; I will do nothing voluntarily and will concede nothing not rendered imperative by the writ. I will comply with the writ as near- ly as I can. I think we have no right to count the vote for any candidate not named in the order. Seeing that it would be useless and simply a waste of mental energy to argue the matter any further before a preju- diced tribunal Judge Kirkpatrick with- drew and the court proceeded with much mental agony on the part of the republi- can mourners. The men benefitted and thus assured of election by the addition of 171 votes cast for each in precinct No. 34 are Messrs. Gilligan, Courtney, Day, Dusseault and Hogan, legislative candi- dates, and J. J. McHatton candidate for the district judgeship. Commodore Power Gives Good Counsel. To the credit of T. C. Power, who was in court yesterday when the proclama- tion furor arose, be it said, that his tem- perate counsel was that of a good citizen and it made him many friends. Knowles and Campbell, on the contrary, talked rre _ .and acted as though they would enjoy a There is only one thing your no. spondent regrets so far on his journey, free fight in the temple of justice; in which event, however, it is probable that We took on a travelling companion at ,1 they would have placed themselves under Dupuyer who wagered that he would get a cash subscription for the RIVER PRESS the immediate protection of the sheriff or jumped out of a window thirty feet or if we would represent ourselves at the next house as the new chaplain en route more from the ground.—Butte Miner. to the Blackfoot agency. This was an opportunity not to be lost, so we made the bet. On arriving we were duly in- - The Montana Stockman, a monthly journal devoted to live stock and agricul ture. $1.50 per annum. WASHINGTON', November 8.—President Ilerrison signed and issued the following prochonttion at 10:30 o'clock this morn- ing: Whereas, The congress of the United States by an act approved the 2d day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, provided that the inhab- itants of the territory of Montana might upon the condition prescribed in said act become the state of Montana, and; Whereas, It was provided by said act that the delegates elected as therein pro- vided to a constitutional convention in the territory of Montana, should meet at the seat of government of said territory, and after they had met and organized they should declare on behalf of the peo- ple of Montana that they adopt the con- stitution of the United States, whereupon the said convention would be authorized to form a state government for the pro- posed state of Montana; and, Wheseas, It was provided by said. act Ong the constitution so adopted should bo republican in form, and make no dis- • Unction in civil or political rights on ac- count of race or color, except as to In- dians not taxed, and not be repugnant to the constitution of the United States and principles of the declaration of indepen- dence, and that the convention should by ordinance be irrevocable without the con- sent of the United States; and the people of said state, and whereas, it was provid- ed by said act that the constitution thus formed for the people of the state of Mon- tana should by ordinance of the conven- tion forming the same be submitted to the people of Montana at an election to be held therein on the first Tuesday in October. 1889, for ratification or rejection! by the qualified voters of the proposed 1 state; that the returns of said election ! should be made to the secretary of said territory, who, with the governor and , chief justice thereof, or any two of them! should canvass the same: and if a majori- ty of the legal votes cast should be for the constitution, the governor should certify: the resnit to the president of the United States, together with a statement of the votes cast thereon and upon the separate articles or propositions and a copy of said. constitution, articles, propositions and or- dinances; and whereas it has been certi- fied to me by the governor of said territo- ry that within the time prescribed by said act of congress the constitution for the state of Montana has been adopted, and the same together with two ordi- nances connected therewith have been ratified by a majority of the qualified voters of the said proposed state in ac- cordance with the conditions prescribed by the act and whereas a duly authenti- cated copy of said constitutiou and ordi- nances as required by said act, has been received by me. now, therefore, I, Benja- min Harrison, president of the United States of America, do, in accordance with the provisions of the act of congress aforesaid, declare and proclaim the fact that the conditions imposed by congress on the state of Montana to entitle that state to admission to the Union, have been ratified and accepted, and that ad- mission into the Union is now complete. In testimeny whereof I have hereunto set my han4and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this eighth day of whose recovery a standing reward of 83,- 000 is offered, has been found in the boys and girls home in this city. The chief of police has telegraphed the boy's father, who now resides in Bessemer, Mich., to come to Los Angeles and identify the boy. Seeking Salisbury's Scalp. their murderers. Upon :earning of the massacre the captain of the British cruis- er Royalist proceeded to the scene and shelled the villages along the coast where the murders were committed. The na- tives deserted the villages and fled to the hills, where they are safe from pursuit. Other cases of cannibalism in the is- lands are reported. A BARE OCCURRENCE. G rand Celeb ration at Waterloo in Honor of Democratic Victory in Iowa. WATERLOO, Iowa, November 9.-- The , ci ty was given over to the democrats to- night in celebration of the election of Mr. Boies as governor. Excursion trains were run and large numbers were in at- ; ten dance from Sioux city, Dubuque, Mar- shalltown, Cedar Rapids and other points. ' The city was decorated and illuminated, and after a procession Mr. Boies spoke from the Irving house steps. In regard to prohibition he said that the election I had established the truth that no politi- cal party can WANTONLY VIOLATE the sacred rights of the least of her citi- zens and conti nue to wield the sceister of I power. The present law was from its! very inception a cruel violation of the most sacred of all political rights, the rights to be secure in our persons and property. The democratic party is pledg- ed to enact for the control of this traffic a wiser and better system of laws—a sys- tem that will meet the approval of locali- ties to which they apply. It will, so far as lies within its power, faithfully fulfill that pledge and since its plan has secured the approval of a majority of the electors of the state we have reason to believe that CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS in the legislature will unite with demo- crats in giving effect to the verdict of our people as expressed at the polls. With this accomplished we may reasonably hope to reach the end of strife on this question and see our state enter upon an era of business prosperity to which it has too long been a stranger. He only men- tioned the railroad question incidentally, saying that in the election of the demo- ! cratic ticket capitalists recognized the I fact that in our party they would find no t element or faction ready or willing, upon any pretense whatever, to confiscate the fortunes of any class of our citizens. He referred in a few words to the tariff ques- tion and urged strongly the need of ballot reform. MASSACRED BY AFRICANS. Dr. Peters, the German Explorer, and His Party Killed. ZANZIBAR. November 6.—It is reported here that the Massais or Somalis have massacred Dr. Peters, the German ex- plorer, and his whole party, except one European and one Somali, who were wounded and who are now at Ngao. The latest known here about Dr. Peters, who was that he had reached Korkorro, a long distance up the Tanu river. It is not known whether the second solumn of the expedition, which left Vitu in September, under command of Herren, Borchert and Rust, ever joined Dr. Peters' party. BERLIN, November 6.—Dispatches to the Emin relief committee confirm the report of the massacre of Dr. Peters and his party. The European who escaped is Lieut. Tiedernann, a companion of Dr. Peters, who was wounded. Borchert's column did not join Dr. Peters' party, AFTER TWELVE YEARS. A Lost Boy Discovered in Los Angeles, Cal- ifornia. Los ANGELES, Cal., November 10.—A boy giving the name and answering the description of Willie W. Dickinson who mysteriously disappeared from Common - DECIDE TO SELL. The Oregon Transcontinental Controlled by Villard. Porn - LAND, Ore., Nov, mber 5. A spe- cial meeting of the steAsholders of the Oregon Transcontinental company was held here this afternoon to consider the propriety of reducing the capital stock and also for considering the question of authorizing the dissolution of the com- pany, disposition of its property, etc. Proxies for 346.127 shares to Henry Vil lard, Charles L. Colby or Paul Schultze, were voted by Schultze; ex -senator Jas. K. Kelly voted 5,654 shares by proxies from friends of Elijah Smith and 1,048 shares were represented personally. The meeting was harmonious and resolutions - were passed unanimously au . thorizfrig a reduction of $10,000,000 of capital stock, reducing it to $30,000,000; also authoriz-, jug the taking of steps necessary for the dissolution of the company, with instruc- tions to the board to pay all obligations of the company, sell all property and af- ter settling the business to divide the as- sets among the stockholders. The next annual meeting will be in June, when the proper mode of final settlement will be defined and dissolution will probably be effected before the following iitIn uthl meet ing. Death to Prohibitory Amendments. OMAHA, November 6.—Douglass county, including the city of Omaha, went demo- cratic by 2,000. Returns from the state at large show a large democratic gain, which means death to the prohibition amendment, which is to be submitted to voters next year. Close of the Paris Expo. PARIS, November 6.—The closing of the exposition was marked by a brilliant fete this evening. Four hundred thousand persons were present, the largest attend- tendance since the opening of the exhibi- tion. There were a few slight accidents due to the crush. The weather was beau- tiful and the fete a great success. A FRIENDLY CHAT. The President and ex -President Cleveland Meet at the White -House. WASHINGTON, November 7.--Ex-Prosi- dent and Mrs. Cleveland after leaving the Bayard- Clymer wedding this afternoon drove over to the White House to pas their respects to President and Mrs. Har- rison. Mrs. Cleveland left her card and drove away, while Mr. Cleveland alighted and was shown into the green parlor where he was immediately joined by the president. They had a pleasant chat to- gether during which the president made a good-natured reference to the elections, which Mr. Cleveland answered in the same spirit. TARIFF REFORM DID IT. started inland from Vitu on July 26th, Ex-Prestdent Cleveland's - Views on the Dein- ocratic Victory. WASHINGTON, November 7.Ex-President Cleveland was interviewed last night on the election results. \It is evident, said Cleveland, \that the leaven of tariff re- form has at last leavened the whole lump. The west. which has suffered most from the burden of unjust taxation has awak- ened. The state platforms of both Ohio and Iowa were abreast of the St. Louis platform on the subject of tariff reform. The people have considered and passed judgment. It was for the people to de- cide; they are now deciding. It is enough for me to say that I am satisfied at the indications and results of last Tuesday's elections. The verdict in Virginia indi- cates the south still faithful to the dem- ocracy of Jefferson and Jackson. - BAYARD WEDDED. The ex -Secretary of State and Miss Mar . ‘ wealth about eight years ago and for Clymer Married. WASHINGTON, Nov.7.—T. F. Bayard, ex - secretary Of state, and Miss Mary Willing - Clymer were married at 1 o'clock this af- ternoon at the residence of the bride in the presence of a distinguished company. The intention was to have the wedding as quiet as possible and the invitations numbering about one hundred and fifty were confined to relatives of the contracting parties and a few personal friends. Among the latter were ex -Presi- dent and Mrs. Cleveland, ex -Secretary distinct terms charged O'Brien with in- and Mrs. Fairchild, Hon. George Ban - November, in the year of our Lord one citing to murder and robbery, sought to croft, Justice and Mrs. Fields,Justice and thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, justify his charge by quoting a speech in- Mrs. Lamar, and Mrs. M. W. Fuller. The and of the independenoe of the United citing to boycott. This defense, said the reception and breakfast followed the cer- States of America the one hundred and counsel, was inadequate and opposed to erriony and soon after the new married fourteenth. the facts and O'Brien was, therefore, BENJAMIN HARRISON. By the President: JAMES G. BLAINE, Secretary of State. -4.-4—.0— Eaten by Savages. MELBOURNE, November 6. --Aylm umber of Indians of the Solomoh ilds decoy- ed an Englishman named Nelson and three native boys to one of their villages I and then murdered them. The bodies of the victims were devoured by LONDON, November G.—William O'Brien appliedhas a new trial aginst Salisbury. Counsel Gully, in his applica- tion, said that Lord Salisbury, having in • • en- titled to a new trial. The case was ad- jou rued. Has Taken the Veil. Prrrsausin, November 7.—A $10,000,000 heiress has bidden farewell to the world. Miss Kate Drexel, the second daughter of F. A. Drexel, of Philadelphia, took the white veil of the novitiate at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy, this city. She will be known as Sister Catherine. couple left for a tour to New York and other northern cities. Wants Time to Think Before He speaks. WASHINGTON, November G.—Private Secretary Halford said to -night that the president had not made any statement of his views with regard to yesterday,s elec- tion, and that any statements on the sub- ject purporting to be an expression of the president's opinions were unauthorized and wholly without foundation. a

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