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K a Trip to " Anmerlea" in 1886
and return trip ap the M.iWseonr
]River to Fort neaton, Montana.
BY GRA.NYJIE STUART.
Passed the side-wheel boat " Favorite,"
and the stern-wheeler " Only Chance."
and met the side-wheeler " Waverly "
at the same place, while the " Iron City "
was just a little ahead and the "Taeony"
a little behind, thus presenting the novl
sight of six steamboats in sight in the
same bend : a sight that never was seen
on this river above Sioux City. but I
presume it will be of yearly occurrence
now that the importance of the moun
tain trade is beginning to come into no
tice. Passed the mouth of Milk river
about noon. Its waters are decidedly
milky, although it is not so high as the
Missouri at present. Very large, partly
timbered bottoms, on the north side,
about the mouth of Milk river, in which
are many large bayous and lagoons,
which have been the beds of the Mis
souri and Milk rivers in days gone by.
Saw a picket fort out in the bottom some
distance from the river. It is probably
where Jerry Mann staid last winter with
his ox train; and when the big ice rise
came, it swept over these bottoms to the
depth of ten or twelve feet. carrying
with it huge masses of ice from two to
four feet in thickness, which have left
their marks on the trees to bear witness
of this terrible inundation as long as
they stand. Mann's train of wagons
loaded ,ith merchandise, and, I believe.
another train also, were corraled on this
bottom when the floed came like a thief
in the night, and utterly overwhelmed
them, destroying both the wagons and
their contents, and drowning all the cat
tle belonging to them. Large numbers
of elk, deer and buffalo were also caught
in the bottoms and drowned, and when
the waters subsided, poisoned the air
with their decaying bodies. The men'
belonging to these trains barely escaped
with their lives, having only time to
scramble up trees, where they were com
pelled to perch, half naked and nearly
cozen, for three days and nights without
a morsel of food, until the waters left
t, bottom. Several of them, while
eep. feel out of the trees and were
rescued with great difficulty by their
companions from among the floating ice.
Passed Fort Copelin, ten miles above
Milk river, where we saw a few white
men who had a pretty large wood-yard.
There were a dozen or so of Indian lodges
around the fort, probably Qros Ventres.
but we did not land to ascertain. For
ten miles above Copelin the river is very
straight, wide and full of bars, without
any channel. This is one of the worst ob
stacles to the navigation of the river in
low water, for it seems that this place is
always bad. Near the upper end of this
stretch we saw the remains of an old
picket fort, known, I believe, as Fort
Kelser, a short distance above which we
ps sed a considerable dry fork coming
the south, and a little before sun
down pamsed the mouth of a dry river
fully four hundred yards wide, comnng
from the south. It is probably the one
mentioned in Lewis & Clark's expedition,
and from its appearance and the direc
tic. it come from. I am inclined to be
lieve that it was once the bed of the
Yellowstone river,, and which has been
diverted to its prsen, channel by some
mighty convulsion of nature; although
nature don't seem to have gone on many
' busts " in this part of the world, for
the strata has not been disturbed to
any extent. Saw several buflo on the
south bank today. The capltin took
two fair shots at an old bull from the
piot" house about one hundred and
twenty-jve and two hundred yards o,
but owing to his being maloced just then
with "ye vexations tremor," known as
"beck ague," he did not touch him "ary
time;" and I was rather glad of it, for
the miserable old cuss was dead poor
lll sa dednit ,Dber b and 'twas
fearful to think of eating him.
SLiel-4At lbLht ta:Zake as. wood
me9g we^v Yillyrker.
think we have seen the lat of the Iron
City, Taoony, Favorite and Only Chance,
as we have made a 'mbu.ly' run, to-day
and left them a long way behiald.
- M1yFirt. -V9 4 Wabr t * nf orty
miles as we were wooding for scarce
places above. The country has changed
to brown clay "bad lands" like below
Fort Sully-gras aU gone-naked and
desolate, and s a natural consequence,we
have seen several small bands of buffalo
who always seem to love a barren
country best; did not get a shot at them.
About ten o'clock saw the first grease
wood on the trip, and the first grove cf
pine trees; they are on a hill on the
north bank several miles from the river.
Saw many large patches of scrubby yel
low pine on the higher parts of the
country during the day, abundance of
cottonwood timber in the bends, hut the
ash and elm have played out, at least I
saw none during the afternoon run-riv
er generally very good and rising slowly.
June 1st. Passed the tatnous " Round
Butte," it is a perfect cone, perched on
some broken, rather rocky hills which
are however'partly covered with bunch
grass, and have many yellow pines scat
tered over them. It is a very prominent
object, being visible for a long distance
up and down the river. River very good,
made a good run-lofty bad lands on
both sides. Much weird scenery, many
ancient castles and ruins, splendid views,
noble bottoms of cottonwood timber in
the bends; banks not washing away any
Saw many antelope, two elks, and sev
eral small bands of buffalo, that we bom
barded from the boat, none killed, a
though I am sorry to say I hit one old
bull in a small tea party who were star
ing at us about 1,000 yards distant; felt
sorry for him and wished I hadn't done
it, as I saw him lag behind his compan
ions as they wended their way back
among the gorges and "coulies" of the
bad lands; but as is generally the ease
my repentance came too late.
June 2d. Passed the mouth of Mu
cle Shell river, and the ei devant me
tropolis of " Kercheval City," which con
sists of two seven-by-nine log cabins
with a little stockade around them.
The country changes gradually before
reaching the Muscle Shell river. (which
is a milky stream about sixty yards wide,
coming in from the south) to a dark
brown bad land clay, which being in a
state of decomposition when exposed to
the air, deprives the hills or rather
mountains of their rough jagged appear
ance and gives them a rounded outline,
and being partly covered with a scrubby
growth of yellow pine and cedar, whose
foliage assimilating with the brown spil.
gives the landscape a sombre, desolate
look, that is much heightened by the
total absence of grass. Passed a Crow
village of about 80 lodges, on the north
bank about thirty miles above Muscle
Shell-as I looked at them, and thought
of their murderous attack on James
Stuart's party on the Big Horn river, in
May, 1863, I wanted to train a howitzer,
full of grape and canister on them so
bad, that I could taste it-they literally
covered the bank and tried to get us to
land and trade, but we couldn't see it.
Beautiful bends of timber all along,
many of them running in avenues, as
though planted by the hand of man. I
took several sketches of the fine scenery
between Round Butte and Muscle Shel,
it may be equalled for picturesque
beauty, but never excelled. Splendid
river; narrow, deep, and gentle current,
rising a little-found a good place to
wood in the evening, so staid all night.
That d-d Iron City passed us again, she
runs day and night while we run
scarcely half the time, and when it
comes to wooding, she sends thirty-four
men out while we can only raise six
June 3d. Splendid river, rising a lit
tie, made a tolerable runh. lost much time
however wooding for the bare places
above-found a few buffhib on Cow Is
land, landed and went for them-such an
other scene I never saw, men and buffalo
running through the woods in every di
rection, some shooting, some trying to
climb trees, and getting uprabout two
feet from the ground by the time the buf
falo passed, some running for the boat
for dear life, and falling over logs and
brush into the mud. The whole scene
beggars description. There was proba
bly five hundred shots fired and only one
poor old bull killed and several wounded.
I never saw such bad shooting before, I
don't think jihy of them saw their guns
when they fired-'tis strange that no
body was killed accidentally, for they
were shooting towards each other half
the time, but fortunately they were like
Chinamen, only hit the tops of the trees.
Jane 4th. The most magnificent
scenery all day-strange weird country ;
the very impersonation of desolation.
Passed Buafllo Rapid, Bear Rapid, Lone
Pine Rapid and Bird Rapid, which is the
worst of the lot. There is a tremen
dons cliff or point of mountain buts
square on to the river at Lone Pine
Rapid, with a single pine on the very
verge, hence its name. Found many
oyster and other shells, and beautiful
specimens of petrified logs and pieces of
wood. Verily in the olden time, this
would have been considered an enchant
ed region. Timber has all vanished on
the river, except an occasional green cot
tonwood. Considerable yellow pine high
up and far back, on the bad land moun
tains, which rise to a great hight along
here; indications of coal- at various
paatss, but no well dedned semas.
The river is truly beautiful along ear,
it is narrow sad deep, but tolerable swift,
the beaks do not wash any more, and
fim Cow Island to Benton, it is all
either rock or gravel bottom.
Jone kth. Pased " Dauphin's Rapid,"
took out a line to hold tb boat steady, al
though we eould have ent up without
it; wldle here, the Aldewheel boat
"Mollie Doler" pased down like a
whirl-wind, she had most of her upper
and lower guaris broken off forward of
the wheel-house on her starboard side-a
young monatain must have fell on her.
Paseed Antoine'e Rapid, Rondeau's
Rapid and Borae's Rapid - none
of them are dificult. Just above the
last named, are twoor three small Islands
that I named Paradise Islands, they be
clothed with a deep green sward,
a overed with. smttering clumps do
beautiful cottoawood trses and bushes,
in full lear, with m ry rea bushes in
full bloom. With the desolate country
in the back ground it formed a lovely
drer i to· river
Slittle along the river into grassy slopes
width, coming in on the south side; it
dce "Z yof I it
Jeame. .AJbotL fear milos aol
Judith river, we came to the " Drown
Man's Rapid,'"which is the swlftest one
on the river, but-being narrow and deep,
there is. so dpnger in toing over it.
gad to take out a line and tow her with
the " nigger" engine, we were an hour
and a half getting over. Had a beauti
ful view of 4he highest peak of the
* Bear's Paw Mountains," It was in sight
over the top of the bad lands to the
north, all the way from Judith river to
" Drowned Man's Rapid." It is pertect
ly white with new fallen snow, it has
not been so cold for nothing. Just above
" Drowned Man's Rapid," the mountain
bordering the river on the south side,
makes a semi-circular sweep, and on its
slopes are considerable numbers of yel
low pines, which are the ast ones you
see as you come up. We passed the
" Iron City" just below Dauphin's Rapid.
I expect we will see her no more between
here and Benton, but " qu.n nabe" for I
remember the fable of the " Hare and
the Tortoise," got up by that facetious
old colored sport £sop. Passed Arrow
river. The first and second Basaltic
Peaks rear their majestic heads on the
north side, near this place, and are
the first decidedly volcanic rocks we
have seen in place.' About three miles
above here, we passed the "Grand Tab
leaux," it is on the north bank, and re
sembles a group of giant statuary. Just
below it, is a mammoth statue ot Daniel
Webster, addressing an assemblage of
old fogles-about three miles above the
"Grand Tableaux," on south side, is "Cas
tle Rock" in which is the "Hole in the
Wall." A traveled young man pronoun
ces this scene superior to anything on
the Rhine or the Hudson.
About three miles further up is Cite
del Rock. It is a peak of basalt one
hundred and seventy-five or two hun
dred feet high, rising from the edge of
the water on the'..outh bank. It is
rough and jagged, and tapers to a very
sharp point, which is apparently inac
cessible. On its upper side the basalt
has cooled in long prisms, which seem
to radiate from a common centre, pre
senting an appearance like imperfect
segments of arches; it is certainly a
very remarkable object. Some three
miles above, on the right or north bank,
is another basaltic peak, standing at the
foot of the hill, about three hundred
yards from the river; it is probably
one hundred and twenty-five feet high,
and bears considerable resemblance to
Citadel Rock. Four miles above on
the right bank, is a beautiful imitation
of a small gothic church of light-colored
stone, similar to the stone at Rock Is
land, Illinois. The appearance is per
fect. A few hundred yards above is
the "Grand Natural Wall," which runs
from the water to the top of the bluffs,
probably four hundred yards, and rises
to the hight of fifty to one hundred feet,
and is utterly impassabe, compelling
everybody and everything to go around
it by climbing the bluffs ; although there
are many natural walls for a short dis
tance above and below this point, yet
this is by far the grandest of them all.
These walls are dykes of basalt, which
cut through the horizontal strata of
soft, white sandstone and clay. They
are generally vertical and run in all di
recti.ns, even in curves. These dykes
have cooled in square, cubic blocks ; and
as if to render the delusion more perfect,
there is a whitish, decomposed granite
substance in the joints that very mu ch
resembles mortar. It is almost impos
sible to believe that they are of Nature's
handiwork, and not buiit by the hands
of man. They were observed and de
scribed by Lewis & Clarke's party in
1805, they being the first white men
that ever saw the famous bad-lands.
A little further up is a nitiral fort of
large size. It is the same light, creamy
colored stone. This is about the last of
the strange sights, as the sandstone for
mnation which causes them runs out
just above here, near the mouth of Eagle
I have not mentioned any but the
most notable objects of this wondrous
region, while there are hundreds of oth
ers almost as curious; suech as cliff,.
statues, sentinels, forts, castles, cathe
drals, congregations of quakers, pinna
cles, basaltfc dykes and peaks, that ex
tend from mear Drowned Man's Rapids
to Eagle creek. In fact, for magnificent
scenery the bad-lands of the Missouri
river stands pre-eminent in the world.
Among there scenes I saw se~is of coal
over .three feet in thickness in several
plaees, and indications )f it all along.
We ran about forty-six miles and laid
up just above the mouth of Eagle creek
fbr the night. Very little timber along
the river to-day, and all greea; river on
a stand, and nearly clear.
June 7th. The country' opens out a
short distance above Eagle creek into
grassy slopes and rolliag hnls. Passed
Spanish Island at breakfast-time. Here
the road to Cow Island leaves the river
asou go- down.
e laid up for the night about one
'mile below the mouth of Maries river,
having only run about thirty-eight miles
today ; ppent nearly half the time gath
ering l4s end dry trees to enable us to
run to Beaton. It is intensely cold and
very cloudy. From Spanish Island to
Marias river we had a magnificent view
of the Bear's Paw mountains, looking
down the river, and of the Belt moun
tains, looking up. It snowed on them
part of the day, giving them a fine ap
perance, though rather a wintry one
.br Jne There are good indications of
coal all along. From Co(w bland to
Fort Bemtom there is absolutely no dry
wood and very little green; and unlems
some of the many coal banks i this see
tim are opemed next year, it will be al
impoesible for any steamers to
Bestor. The large namber of
boats that have come up this season
have used up nearly every stick that
could he b any pobility appropriated.
falne n r creek the current is
June 8th. Pased Maruas river just
after daybreak. The city of "Op.ir "
has disappeared and "left no trace be
had " exempt ma soitary chimney and
the tomdatdate of an adobe beuse I
tlnk the boets shead of as have take
t two le log eaban (that constta
t the "ty" last year) for woad.
p-ased away like a dream of the tit
and y oersho
city in the spring of 186 ; and who to
the. number of .ten now rest in their
un in in Mlj' th i
by an overwhelming force of the Blood
band of.-1lakrftý , tIrpJong lb tIheir
blood' cy oaut! o(~~Iro. a | dfdr vel
are fbrgotten on earth ; for our gooera
meat, out of regard to the. cripture-
which say " Vengeance is mine, saith
the Lord "---don't intend to interfere in
the matter, but let the Lord settle it with'
AtSBluffRapid, five milep above Ma
rias river, we met the side-wheel boat
" Marcella." Found plenty of cordwood
at the bend above the " Crayon de, nee,"
(or bridge of nose), as ye gay and festive
mountaineers of French pursuasion call
that little gap where the trail crosses
from the Teton river to the Missouri.
Took on twenty cords of wood, and got
to Fort Benton at four o'clock p. m.;
found stern wheeler " Big Horn " lying
there discharging cargo ; and everything
lovely and the goose hanging at a great
EDITOR PoST: Our enthusiasm for Mon
tana is not of that short-lived order which
is liable to die out the first cloudy day,
and the failure of two " well-written ar
ticles " to appear in the PosT, does in no
wise discourage us in the attempt to
write up the resources and developments
of Beaverhead county. We began to
write when gloom and doubt hung like
a hideous night-mare upon the minds of
our miners and interested capitalists;
for we felt assured that no richer leads
existed anywhere in the Rocky Moun
tains, or in the known world, and that
the lapse of a few more years would
prove the truth of these oft-repeated as
sertions. We were gratified to see these
doubts removed in less than a year from
the time our first communication was
written. There are now five companies
operating here and two at Argenta, and
as far as their machinery has proved sug
cessful, they have obtained the most
gratifying results. iThe Dacotah No. 6
is an entire success, but the little Butter
field does not contain the requisite ma
chinery for saving over one-fourth of the
precious metal, and hence it is folly to
run it when seventy-five per cent. of the
gold is wasted. Every available place
in the vicinity of the mill is now filled
up with tailings, which will alone at no
distant day yield a fortune to the owners.
Dr. Hopkins has gone East to purchase
the necessary machinery, which will be
forwarded early next season; and in the
meantime, Mr. Batchelder is running a
tunnel several hundred feet in length to
tap the shaft on the ledge at a great
depth, and the work is also being con
tinued on the main shaft. Nothing in
this looks like a failure, and there may
be in some delays and failures a method
that outsiders do not understand, and a
financial eye to the future that baffles
the pocr prospector. These methodical
failures do harm. and will, but as prop
erty gradually falls into the hands of the
few, very few indeed will be the failures
in this or any other good quartz-mining
One general mistake made by eastern
companies, is the sending out of some
eastern man who is wholly without ex
perience, or some one puffed up with
book-knowledge and unacquainted with
the ways and resources of the country.
It requires several years experience to
find out that he knew nothing. And an
other one who is sent out to operate for
a company is soon overcome by the nu
merous temptations that surround him,
and begins to operate for himself instead
of his company. These things also do
us harm. There are " bulls and bears '
in a mining camp as well as in Vall
street, and thousands will be lost and
won upon the " bulls and bears " of the
Rocky Mountains. But all these things
should not discourage us; for where there
is a hole in the ground, we can see into
it as well as anybody; and when we see
well-defined leads, rich and inexhausti
ble in ore, and plenty of them-both of
gold and silver--our faith is strong, and
we must pronounce all failures in men
and machinery "humbugs," for there is
a way to success, and men will find it
" Nothinr so hard but se rch will /nd it out;
Attempt the end, and never stand in doubt."
Thomas W. Wood, Superintendent of
the Huron Silver Mining Company, is
still working on the "Huron." The
mineral is rich and the crevice now about
two feet wide. He will be ready by
early spring to commence smelting, and
from the cautious manner in which he
advances, we hesitate not to venture the
prediction that his furnaces will prove a
success, and that his company will ere
long be gladdened by a rich result.
In conclusion, we will notice the mill
of the New Jersey company. Mr. N. E.
Wood is Superintendent. The engine
proved a failure, b:t Mr. Wood procured
a more powerful one, and in getting it
to Bannack the shaft was broken, but
Major Watson, a skillful smith, mended
it, and the mill is now running like a
top. Mr. Wood assures me that the re
lt is most atisfaclorjb He is still get
t-ing out and hauling quartz, and we are
glad of the success of the alligator mill.
Mr. Wood deserves much credit, for he
has never weakened or brooked the idea
ot failure ; but has always been sanguine
of the ultimate sccess of the mines of
Beaverhead county. He has labored
faithfully, and we hope he will reap a
rich reward. The operations of other
companies, we will give at a future time.
Accounts from Salmon are of the most
reliable and satisfactory kind. Pack
trains are still loading at Bannack for
the mines. We have about six inches
of snow. The weather Is very mild. We
have had but two days of cold weather
this winter. S. F D.
easaaak. Jauanry 17, 1857.
PEN AND CU9IMOBR
The Mariposa Company is again in
court, this time as plaintiffs against the
Dodge Bro.'s claiming $200,000 damages.
....The Alta made pi of two pages
while going to pres, and in seven hours
after, had their paper out and delivered
to subscribers.... Ore from the Rocking
ham lode sells in San Francisco for $647
per ton. . ..One half of the Banker mine
in Placer county, sold recenty for $225,
000 ... .The supposed murderer of Mrs.
Robinson, who was killed near Martinez,
'in December. h and
roves to be 8Y 5 Son
ora, named Manuel. ere 5. ittle
doubt of his guit... .GOe. Chas. 8. H.
Williams, ex-ato Senator, and a promi
nedt hemalie of th.' c(hbi.th amid Ne
rada bar, committed suicide in San
Frqncisco, 9. ,tiheth inst. No reason
s a sIgied .J 1hdrash act....Alexan
der Wallace, fell down the shaft of the
ta dppt9'4s8r.!n'ay7tb ywdefe,.
was instantly .killeg ... There are s~ y
six inmates of the leaf, Dumb and Blind
Asylum at present.... . p to Decd=
ber 30th, there had not bee-amy frost
yet in San Francisco, and the .venyge4 of
the thermometer for December, was 80
degrees above.. .The merchants who
made the first shipmenit of flour to New
Ycirk, have realized handsomely on their
venture... -.Dr. J. W. Mackey, formerly
a physician in Sacramento, and after
having been burned out with immense
loss by the fires of 1852 and '53, died
penniless in the eounty hospital, a few
days ago... ..The treasure shipment and
passenger list from San Francisco, on
the 29th ult., was the lightest for years.
Wells, Fargo & Co. shipped from their
Gold Hill office. in December, 20,898
pounds of bullion, valued at 1666,984.
From Virginia city, during the same
month, the shipment was $786,438.....
The Fenlans have a grand ball announced
at the Athletic Hall on February 22d, in
honor of Washington's birth-day.....P.
M. O'Conner, P. H. Burke, G. W. Loftes.
D. J. Mahoney, P. Bell, P. H. Shea and
John Shannon compose the duly accred
ited Fenian Committee to solicit and re
ceive rar material and money from the
friends of Ireland in Nevada.....R. C.
(ridley, the famous proprietor of the
" Sanitary sack of flour," having lost ev
ery dollar through the failure of his
mining enterprises at Reese River, now
lies utterly helpless from disease at
Stockton, California. He has a large
family unprovided for, and the papers
are making an appeal for assistance for
them .... Frank Woods, sentenced to
five years in the Nevada State prison
for grand larceny, has been pardoned.
.... The Union estimates the gold yield
of Nevada for the last year at $18,000,
000. Two-thirds of it is claimed as the
product of Storey county. The Union
says that rich leads have been discover
ed in the southeastern portion of the
State, with many natural advantages for
working them. George Spafford pros
pected the country with a small party,
and was compelled to leave on account
of the Indians, after having one of the
party, named Sloan, killed. The dis
trict has been named the Imperial, and
a strong party is already formed to re
turn there as soon as the weather will
The " trinity " are out in a circular to
the Saints, urging them to buy machine
ry and turn their attention to the grow
ing and manufacturing of wool. They
charge them to cease paying the exhor
bitant prices demanded for foreign man
ufactures, and intimate the wrath to
come if the people violate the covenants.
.... .en. Connor has removed to Stock
ton. Utah, where he and his family now
reside..... The Union Vedette com
menced its seventh volume on the 7th
instant.....The Telegraph has the name
of WVm. H. Hooper at its mast-head as
de!egate to Congress..... The Legisla
ture has adopted a memorial addressed
to the U. S. Congress, asking a repeal of
the act of 1862, entitled an "act to punish
and prevent the practice of polygamy in
the Territories.".... The Telegraph urges
the appointment of Mr. George Swain
for Postmaster in Salt Lake.....During
a social assemblage in the fifth ward of
Salt Lake the roof of the house fell in,
injuring four persons severely, one of
whom died from the effects in a few
hours..... Paul Harrison, the anti-Mor
mon lecturer, is said to be in prison for
bigamy..... Brigham Yoang having de
nounced the Gentile merchants, has
turned his attention to the merchant
Saints, and gave several of them a se
vere personal excoriation in his last
lecture..... Gov. Smith passed through
Salt Iake City on the 12th instant.
THE LITERATI.-Oliver W. Holmes is
writing a novel for the Atlantic. The
first part of it will be published in the
Jaanuary number. Itis called the " Guar
dian Angel." It is a story of New Eng
land life of the present year.
Longfellow is still engaged on Dante.
Emerson is reading the proof sheets of a
new vol umeof poems entitled " May Day
and other Pieces." Lowell is writing
prose and verse for next year's Atlantic.
Whittier will complete by next spring a
volume of poems called "The Tent on
the Beach." Agassiz is engaged with
his lectures, and is" writing a popular
book of travel in Brazil. Mrs. Lydia
Maria Child is engaged on a new novel;
name and nature not yet announced.
James Parton is traveling in the West
to write up the large cities for the Atlan
tic. Bayard Taylor has been chartered
by the Atlantic to make a new trip to
the Old World and write a series of
papers on the "By-ways of Europe."
Doesticks is a reporter on the New
Petroleum V. Nasby is to leave the
West and accept a position on a New
A. J. OLIVER & CO'S
Stage Express Lines.
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mees the d and 4th Fatuenlays in,,
month. Visiting brethren are cordiallyv a A1:ln.,
attend. Attest, I. R. ALDN. V
IRA C. BMIrrt, Secretary. d:ll-t
R EOUILAR COMMUNICATIONS of at
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LETTERS WRITTEN ME prior to Apr: .
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NOTICE.-DnrioAg my ablnce from t)iS Ter
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authorized agent. B. BA('IIMANA
Helena City, M. T., Jan. 11, '66. il3-tw Il
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TIIE POST is also replete with 'hoi,'.
Miscellany fromn the latest mails; city amt '
and Territorial matters; nininc it.mqn
agricultural interests : the A rts at.
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traveling and home, is addled one frcr
the great Paris Exposition, and full re
ports will be had from the eajital of the
To the interests of M.nmana act th*
mining regions it is firmly weddled., and
nothing will escape its argus cyes that will
tend to promote the welfare of our youer
and beautiful Montana.
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