# The River Press (Fort Benton, Mont.) 1880-current, December 04, 1889, Image 6

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THE RIVER PRESS. • 4 LOCAL NOTES. From Wednesday's Daily. Chief Engineer Harlowe, of the Benton .s Billings railroad survey, arrived in the city from Helena last evening. He left this morning for Billings to resume work on the line which will pe»ably IJ? com- pleted within a eouple of weeks. Henry Kentierl • of the Blackfeet agen- cy. arrived in the city this morn- ing from Mobile, Ala., where he bad a pleasant visit at his old home after plac- ing bis own and Assessor Hamilton's sons, at school to Carlisle. Penn. Mr. Kennerly will leave for the agency to• rnorroe morning. A goed story is told on our townsman. Charley Gibson. Wishing to get out of the noise, bustle and confusion of the c ty for a day or two, Mr. Gibson went up to Great Falls. While there he stop- ped at the Park hotel to insure the quiet he was searching. Mine host Horst, knows how to run a hotel and keeps something less than a dozen smart active young girls to attend to the wants of his table guests. As soon as Charley had seated himself at the table one of the girls ran to him and with bated breath and in an ominous whisper exclaimed: \They are laying for you, Mr. Gibson.\ -Who are laying for me\ hastily inquir- ed Gibson, suddenly rising and throwing his right hand around to his pistol pock- et. \The hens,\ replied the girl as she darted away just in time to escape death from a well aimed biscuit made from ireat Falls flour. From ensavai Daily. Stock Inspector T. A. Matthews arrived in the city from Choteau yesterday. Mr. Matthews reports stock as looking well in the section of country he visited. Taxes are being paid into the county treasurer's office with gratifying prompt- ness. Come right along gentlemen, and escape the penalties which fall upon de- linquents. The west -bound train late yesterday owing to storm which was raging was five hours a severe snow between Minot and Williston, Dakota. It was also near- ly three hours late to -day from the same cause. C. P. Grimes and C. D. Crow, of Paris Mo., arrived in the city-san,yesterday's de - :eyed west bound train. 'Mr. Grimes was in Benton last spring and shipped a train •iad of cattle from the stock yards ns Chicago. Born--At Fort Benton, Montana, No - .tuber 29, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Johnson, a boy. The mother and child are doing nicely, but it is said a commit- t ee has been appointed to sit up with the father for a time as the little stranger is ins fist male heir. Died—On November 20th, 1889, at the residence of George Currie, on Arrow creek. Cascade county, Mortana, John E. Winn, aged 37 years. He was buried on the range and near the home where he resided so long, awaiting the action of his relatives in the east, who may decide to remove his remains. The Thanksgiving services held in the Episcopal church yesterday were of an unusually interesting character. The Rev. H. E. Clowes delivered a very able ad- dress on \American Citizenship,\ which was listened to by an appreciative audi- ence. Want of space alone forbids an enumeration of its many excellent points. The series of meetings held at the Catholic church in this city this week are largely attended. The Rev. Father Nies- man is an eloquent and most entertaining speaker and commands the closest atten- tion of his listeners. The church was crowded last night, as it doutless will be to -night to hear the eloquent father in the last of his series of sermons in this place. Mr. Geo. W. Caane is engaged in taking !he census of all school children and of others, as required by law. in Benton school district No. 1. The task is no easy arm as the district is 125 miles long by from 50 to 90 miles wide—larger than some of the New England states. New school districts, however, will soon be or- ganized in the eastern portion of the asiunty, which will materially lessen the area of No. 1. C mgressuuan Carter's Plans. --- Congressman Carter is preparing a number of measures which he will intro- duce as soon as possible after the conven- .ng of congress. One of them contem- plates the cutting down of military and Indian reservations in Montana, and the 'and taken to be thrown open for settle - :none He says more land districts are absolutely necessary. At present settlers are compelled to go long distances to reach the offices in Montana, and are sub- : ecteci to great hardships. Mr. Carter thinks he can get the district established at this session. Mr. Wilson of Washing- ton is among those interested in land dis- trict matters, and although Washington has five and Montana but three, Mr. Wil- son will look out that his state gets an- other if possible. No wore appointments will be made by the president until after congress con- veoee. This 18 to save making out two sets of papers, as has been done in all re- sew) appointments, There are a number of presidential offices in the new states where everything is ready for appoint- ment, but are held up on this account. Each department officer approached by the new states' representatives with a pe- tit•on for appointment gave this response to -day. THE SITUATION. The Feeling in Helena ---The Senatorial Aspirants ---A Break Among the Itutnps Possible, Etc., Etc. i. orrespondence of the RIVER Pitzt.s. HELENA, November 28, 1889. Your correspondent arrived here Friday afternoon, and has since endeavored to keep you posted bs wire on the situation at the capital during the opening hours of the first legislative assembly of the Montana. There is no need therefore to repeat. To -day has been absolutely dnll and without incident in any of the vari- ous legislative halls. Mr. Fisher, of Jef- ferson tired off a carefully prepared speech before the unorganized senate, ar- raigning the democratic members for ob- structing the wheels of government by refusing to meet with the republicans in the senate designated in Governor Toole's proclamation. The speech had been, no doubt, prepared for the Jefferson county member by some republican senatorial aspirants, and was intended only for pub- lication, as it was delivered before EMPTY BENCHES with only seven of his colleagues, a Jour- nal reporter and the lieutenant governor present. Mr. Fisher did not state, how- ever, that the republican house members had done the very thing he so soundly berated the democratic senators for do- ing—failure to meet in the hall designat- ed as their meeting place by Governor Toole. There have been all hinds of rumors afloat since the republicans found them- selves \in a hole.\ First they were going to take the bit in their teeth and organ- ize the senate with eight members and the lieutenant governor at all hazards. This would not do so they gave that up. Next they were going to unseat McNa- mara, because he was a government post seder, being a member of the post trad- ing firm of Broadwater, McNamara & Co., of Fort Maginnis, and seat his opponent. This wild scheme was also reluctantly abandoned, and the republican faithful began to acknowledge that they were ef- fectually checkmated in their great STATE STEALING SCHEME. The situation is plain enough. The re- publicans cannot make another move without the consent of the democrats. Until the senate is organized everything is blocked. The democrats will demand that the first great wrong which precipi- tated the contest- --the counting out of precinct 34, Silver Bow county—be ac- knowledged by the republicans, and by their official act as members of the house rectified, thus seating beyond further question the legally elected members of Silver Bow county in the house. When the house is thus organized with every legally elected member in his seat, the democratic members of the senate will all appear in their . seats and qualify. But never until the house settles it differences. Republican senatorial aspirants were thick and active before they realized their direful situation. Now they are few and far between, and have apparently lost their \grip\ completely. If they had made their scheme work Commodore Power would have undoubtedly distanced all east side competitors. and Capt. Couch who is in the city, would have been the selection from the west side. Sanders was practically without a decent follow- ing; Hershfield ditto; while Governor Carpenter was the east side dark horse. Mantle had no strength at any time, and fell early in the fight. Since the democrats have demonstrated that they are masters of the field, and will without doubt, send two democrats to the senate, the chances of the winners are freely discussed, It is conceded that Hon. Win. A. Clark will have no opposi- tion as the west side candidate, and will receive the united support of the demo- crats. Gov. Hauser and Major Maginnis are in the field from the east side, and are the only candidates earnestly discuss- ed. Your correspondent has no means of knowing their relative strength taxi will venture no guess as to how the contest will end. It is sufficient to say that either one or the other of these gentlemen will be the choice, as he has heard no other democrat spoken of in the race at this time. During the opening hours of the legis- lative muddle, and ever since, there have been no heated discussions, either public or private, as far as we can learn. On the other hand political opponents have met each other cordially, and the a very best of feeling has prevailed. It is acknowledg- ed by all that Governor Toole's proclama- tion was the right thing at the right mo- ment, and effectually silenced those hot- headed, thoughtless persons, whose tem- per at a critical time might have caused trouble. The governor's dignified and determined course, in connection with his popularity and undoubted patriotism, commanded the respect of all, brought peace to the threatened waters and al- layed the threatened storm. It is now pleasant to hear on every band, despite the unsettled state of the legislative de- partment, the loyal and patriotic utter- ances of the good men of both parties who declare that Montanians have too much sense and too high a regard for the honor of their state to be drawn into any acts of violence against each other or the state. Seriousness has given away to very good humor on every hand, and many are the jokes that are good-naturedly ban- died about among political opponents. Montana is great in political possibilities as well as in all the natural resources that go to make up a state, This is proven by the fact that out of a legislative house of fifty-five members she comes to the front with two houses each having a quorum on that basis and a member or two to spare. We - uelieve this is the first case on record where this has happened. Score one for great Montana! It is certain that many of the republi- can members are getting heartily tired of their ridiculous position, and it is freely mentioned on the streets that some of them are on the eve of jaining the regular house. If four or five do this the whole band will speedily have to follow. It was reliably stated that a prominent republi- can, an ex -federal judge, to -day said pub- licly that the democrats had law and justice on their side, that they now had the advantage and he did not blame them for holding itsand demanding their rights. T. AT STOCKING'S HALL. The Domino and Mask Ball a Most Enjoya- ble Affair ---Many Surprises Among Participant*. Stecking's hall was fairly filled Wednes- day night with as gay and joyouaaa com- pany of mirth lovers as ever assembled in the city. While dancers were expected to appear in domino and mask yet many of them by an artistic make-up of tnair costumes and by assuming unexpees.n. characters so completely concealed their identity that pleasant surprises were en- joyed upon every hand when the com- mand to unmask was given. Among th se who looked and played her part to the delight of all was Miss Alice Conrad as the \Belle of the Planta- tion\ But few if any recognized in the rollicking, joyous, yet high-stepping, proud and disdainful dusky beauty, the usually demure, graceful and unassertive Miss Conrad. She did some fine acting which if performed on the stage would have brought down the house. Miss Patterson in No. 10 brogans, a cal- ico domino in subdhed colors, loosely gathered at the waist, and affecting a limp was an unknown quantity until she removed her mask. She looked and acted well the pioneer wife who had had a rocky time in crossing the plains. Mrs. C. D. Crutches, as the Harvard student in cap and gown, was not easily recognized, while Mrs. Dinsmore in pure white and veil preserved her identity to the last. Dr. Crutches, in his blanket, leggings and moccasins, not only filled the bill as a Cree Indian, but he smelled like one. His was one of the best sustained charac- ters at the ball, his most intimate friends failing to recognize him. Mr. I. F. Churchill as \Miss Susie Smith Jones from the country,\ was cap- tivating in a decollete costume of robins' egg blue trimmed with rare lace. Her modest coyness and shyness caused many a masculine heart to flutter and gained for her much attention from the stately monks and volatile courtiers present. Her sweet timidity was in striking con- trast to the giddy friskiness of the youth- ful \Miss Minervy\ personated by Prof. Dank& But the \giddy young thing,\ though rather large for her age, also had her admirers. Mr. Churchill's disguise was complete as was Mr. Gillis Moore's who would have found no difficulty in en- tering a young lady's boarding school as a pupil. Father Miller looked well in his monks' costume and would have passed as a re- cluse anywhere without his mask. Messrs, Lloyd, Hawkins, Hawk, Stanford, Kingsbury and Geo. Wackerlin each con- tributed to the occupation of the \guess- ers,\ while many of the ladies in simple mask and domino were an enigma to the shrewdest. At 11 o'clock the dancers unmasked when an excellent collation was served, after which joy reigned supreme until nearly 3 o'clock when the participants re- tired, each voting it the most enjoyable and successful affair of the season. - Itcli 11,tult;•• Pickets. 'ty Pale and emaciated 'justice in Montana is screaming in accents wild and dishev- elled confusion for her God -giving rights at the polls. Butte has two courts. It is very evi- dent that one is bogus and must go where the woodbine twineth and the little rose fadeth away. The political genius of Wilbur Fisk Sanders belches forth like the lurid flash- es of double -geared lightning or like the furious wildness of a buffalo bull in fly time. The irregularity of the United States mails would make a female angel gnash her pearly teeth and hiss vituperative and invective in old John Wanainaker's big Dutch ear. We wrote an article some timo ago that reflected on Dawson county. If we of- fended any of the rustic clowns of that county in the patent medicine -newspaper business we are glad of it. The wrongs done by the Silver Bow county conspirators will soon be past atoning for in this world. But the guilty parties will indeed be punished in a more tropical climate than Montana. We do not know what is going to be done at Helena when the legislature con- venes. We heard a democrat offer to bet a bob -tailed dog against the best farm in Park county that two democrats would be elected to the United States senate. S. M. Corson, that wild-eyed cuss of Eli Perkins veracity, is out with a red head- ed rooster in the Rising Sun shouting hurrah for the grand old republican par- ty. The young publisher is offering a years's subscription of his paper and 160 acres of good agricultural land and two town lots in Great Falls to each and eve- ry cash subecriber. Business Mention. Fresh cranberries at T. C. Power & Bro.'s. 59 Fresh °paters at the Enterprise Res- taurant. 52 A car load of choice apples just re- ceived by T. C. Power & 13ro. 58 G. W. heridan announces that he will deliver dry cottonwood at $- ).75 a cord. 63 Any one having second hand furniture for sale address \Furniture care RIVER PRESS. 53 Engine for sale—Five horse power sta- tionary— First-class — Address RIVER PRESS. Hard and soft coal, pine and cotton- wood and lumber for sale by - Hawk & Ilawkins. 60 Parties having business in the transfer line can be accommodated by calling upon E. W. Lewis. Three car loads of green cut, well -sea- soned cottonwood just received and for sale by George W. Sheridan. 54 Go to H. J, AN'ackerlin & Co.'s and get the patent \Rapid Harness Mender,\ the best thing out. Beats copper rivets. 50 Now is the time to get your heating stoves for winter and H. J. Wackerlin & Co.'s is the place. Call amt see the \Ma- jestic\ and \Boaz\ soft and hard coal burners. 51 Maio :anti (tread attend the use of most catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are unpleasant as well as danger- ous. Ely's Cream Balm is safe, pleasant, easily applied into the nostrils, and a sure cure. It cleanses the nasal passages and heals the inflamed membrane, giving re- lief at once. The German Dining Car. It may surprise Soire of our readers to hear that the dining car has got a foot- hold in the Fatherland—but it has—some- what. And this is how: You think it is nearing dinner time.. In one end of the car is a small closet, in which sits a gruff person who sells you a ticket for dinner. The dining car is next to the engine. You can't walk through this train as you do in America, there being no doors in the ends of the cars. When a station is reached where there is a stop, you get out and race along the platform for dear life till you get into the diner. A big joint is brought on in a large dish, vegetables ac- companying. Bill—dinner 75 cents, wine 40 cents, waiter 10 cents, total$1.23. At another station you leap from the diner and rush back to your ,\compartment car.\ This is not the way we do in Amer- ica. To discover the difference take the vestibuled trains of the Burlington for Chicago and eat a meal in one of their \Peerless\ dining cars. Price 75 cents. For tickets by this line apply to local agents or for information address W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass. agent C. B. & N. R. R., St. Paul, Minn. PILES! PILES! PILES: Dr. Williams' Indian Pile ointment will cure blind, bleeding and itching piles, when all other ointments have failed. It absorbs the tumors, allays the itching at once, acts as a poultice, gives instant re- lief. Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment is prepared only for piles and itching of the private parts, and nothing else. Every box is warranted. Sold by druggists or sent by mail on receipt of price, 50c. and $1 per box. WILLIAMS MVG. Co. prop's., Cleveland, Ohio. The most obstinate cases of catarrh are cured by the use of Ely's Cresun Balm, the only agreeable remedy. It is not a liquid or snuff, is easily applied into the nostrils. For cold in the head it is magi- cal. It gives relief at once. Price 50 cents. Advice to Mothers. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Should always he used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind c• lie, and is the best remedy for diarrhea. Twenty -rive cents a bottle. Hay for Sale. About 250 tons cf hay two miles west of Chinook. ood range near hay. Terms.$3 50 per ton. En- quire of JOS. M. REn'Z, Fort Belknap, Mont. C. D. CRUTCH ER, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SCHGEON, Fort Benton, - - M. T. tar' Will answer all calls in city or country. Grimm—Opposite Grand Union Hotel. THOS. J. REED , M. 0 9 Great - - ellontana. U. S. EXAMINING SURGEON. Attendant Physician and Surgeon Manitoba Ry, Specialty—Gyneachologist. L. 0. DANSE, C. E. J. L. LADRIERE. Ex -Sec. Architects Ass. W.Va. D ANSE & LA DRIERE, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS Room 2.3, Gold Block, Helena, M. T. C. B. NOLAN. JNO BEAN NOLAN & BEAN, LAW OFFICE, Cold Block - - - Helena, M.T. FRESH BEEF. CITY DELIVERY. Mr. John Nenbert announces to the citizens of Fort Benton that he will deliver fresh beef three times a week throughout the city. Hind -quarter, 6 1 4 cents: fore quarter, 5 1 4 cents; loin steak, in cents: chuck steak, 5 cents; boiling pieces, 5 cents. JNO. NEUBERT• Teton Valley 4 'ITY PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, Alain St., Near Baker, Renton, - • Montano,. tpric M 9 A. M. TO 4 P. M. D. HUTH% Prop'r. GANS & KLEIN Have received their Fall and Winter Stock of Chinchilla Overcoats and Ulsters In Plain and Fur Trimmed. Fur Coats for Everybody!! Duck Coats Lined with Fur. New Lines of Clothing and Odd Pants to Suit the People. Underwear in Domestic and Imported FLANNEL OVERSHIRTS, Heavy and Light Weight, with Fancy Silk Stripe. 3300'1 1 S _AND SI-105. Felt Boots, German Socks, Overshoes. FUR CAPS. WINTER GLOVES. GANS & KLEIN Front Street, - Fort Benton. • JEWELER AND OPTICIAN, Fort Benton, Montana, DIAMONDS, WATCHES ANP JEWELRY. CUNS AND AMMUNITION. WHITE 0 SINGER SEWING MACHINES. GRAND UNION 1-1CDPM1.1. FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. The Leading Hotel ii 'I'IIE INT C> JE-1_ 1 1 1 1-1 T JERE SULLIVAN, - - Proprietor. Broadwater, McCulloh & Co., POST TRADERS. GENERA', -:-111,(11ANDISf, We carry a full and complete stock of all Merchandise demanded by trade of the Territory. Connection : Broadwater, McNamara & CO., POST TRADERS, Fort Maginnis Montana. Fort Assinaboine , MONTANA• epes be sen bei ant ing Jay. The ing qua ing tim iron and der tit nia. fore tier the prie join A s ate at t inov tion not is n to and over like run) Al to -M obse in th Res° IL Penr askin again The and Wa the g tion struc eon to and the s be wi Co lag t revol as fol Res gover the justic ballot board 'ours recog ease t tative People Jiegal round and lion o ieingre not hr The the c Which and w - ousin .f this Ike Sit g it REL various 'Clock lichen owes rincip tha n ater. .nae al pro tribe Ives c Senat rnocr It to0 ttle s iega A Jar arr vent lt lisare 'LAW, 'nen; f uel, \la i s Ver tfnta .(14i her \toth Jiti es. b e e leir • 4

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