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VoL II No. 25. Maiden_ and M~agmnnis, M. T.,_Thmida, .Jan. 29, 1885. Priom 10 (hita
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`FULL & VROOMAX.
findn 1; f" a# U'.W- P s. 1e i BrS~.
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1 f iuel . s a rrr .. ... ....... ....... .0
Utpcria rat.. givue as lav. qapv tad uIa dimg
Llaval %W IN" Ia:. c ..vpe time.
Pppaiai a~i,.eiimmesis pavabi. sricitly in ad
MAX. W&ATIHI4AX. 11... lil' jTlkg
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
W ill att 1111(o all I tpinPti~i.all t! ust.*d to
our L-~c rema Masn jIjaimt~ atud vitinlity
WU.k.alsui aslkesil liesI .k. in
Wins, Liquors and Cigams
3Matz Bcer. Cards al 33t Gkssware.
A:1! kinds of Friel. Beel. Pmutt. Macttes.
MAIN .1rnICI*:r, M1AII)I:.x 11. T.
Food and Sale Stable.
North Meoagaa UL1. Eaws..
Rigs of all Kinds, Fine laddle
Animals and beet
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.ag1"lk Va' 1. . 3'. f. n l M 1I..,; ;1'.,".w" .g l.t
P. Saunders, Prop,.
ON i'S "PRINGS CREEK.
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'.9)!º; ,4r. 111.1 Ne. rFItj 1tIIEI7FA.1
FRNKJt DAY. Pth ixr
Table and Rooms
1ý!' 1111;t N1 ,Iaº i.\. A
Bank Exchange saloon,
UUSUN A MEWSS. Pmrbgt..
Iinest Brands of Wines, LIq
U@on and Cigars.
Whits Sulphur Springs,
S n., iu .f eum.ilme.wh
h uarm wyupom os.A b x
Tb.a.e .xela.f llrat O; are eel, itatc.l for ot
e.M t~ulliy oftou. t.-puo ew.". r.oe ~.urfty of
1rjC~tzntroskre: d..e .uyl ti..,tlhu., t ta&MaCej
Lee, .ewaameetaiol su .1 u.aA~k tofalaa gt hunns,
aehaaa. chursla., I Jgu. r, t s. wtire, etc.
IMTARIJMIEIi KºrsTA': ZOS.
, NUQLALZR rvazCitrnU..
THE POPULAR ORQAN
ImhwUi lceeba.. aed Plano Sitats
Timulg~ C el Ping. eeo igiaio ,aT i Cottage Orgam Co.
Lasage wdeih and na. Uaeeiis,
oLVLG3 !"A.N o.a
IAV~e X. Paes* tjs 1
Of ematlabtad ft.btltl.a and reksg~ber io the
r gench ead A mnoa. mad Rok
eheantifuttpo atteted M lb. heed stE (.ea.e it I~i
tte Detroit R~Vto. tOg adhe bptoo Iths f "t end
*atce~ehaaby . lr. e saad a~nd pteerlt. 1
CO familiar with the lostiets may cal! i tote
sCamsp.. Itusidla,. and anrea. err wilt a. cMrintrs ,
eem st. the farm. Send for esaekg a. tare by mail.
kd-trg'a Sto,..r & I-et 'o te ts'ak.. Ith. I
Cottonwood, located about midwa
between the Jusdith Gasp and Judit
snout~tains, in one of the many unaui
passed agricultural valleys of the Ju
dith Basin, is a good examplei of tis
rapidity, with which a settlement, witi
superior natural advantages at its cow
mnands, will develop and grow in thi
unequaled weabth producing territory
In the spring of 1883, it w~asou
good fortune to traverse the length o
the famous Judith Dauin. Nature
with her wand of productiveness hss
made this, so styled desert nand, "bios
soms like the rose;" the luxw'rian
growth of grasses of all known native
varieties surpassed any we had eves
seen in any portion of the Unites
States, while the variety of wild flow
era presented a scene to view whic,
sioukl repay one for traveling mans
mils. Yet in this ``garden º,,o o
Montana,"we traveled tor miles v.ithoui
having our sight obstructed by a single
habitation of man, until Cottonwooad
creek was reached, where isaolated
and alone stood a small frame houts
andl log shack-the nucleus of a com.
ing city. Before the fall of 1883-4
had set in, Wnm. W. D~eWitt, after
traveling over a large portion of the
territory looking for a place to emb~ark
in the mercantile lousiness, arrived at
Cottonwood creek, and immediately
letermined to locate there, for, with
the judgsoent of an "okl timer," he
was satisfied that the natural resources
i~f she ,alley and surrounding country
would make it a goodl point. Under
he finu name of Chas. Lehman &
Co., he went to work, and with the
opening of the spring of '8 had ex
vended several thousand dollarsi in
building a store, blacksmith shop,
sotel, stables. graneries and ware.
louses. Tlhe store was stocked with a
Large invoice of goods, consisting of
iverything known to be needed for
:onsumption and use in a country of
sich varied resources, yet the rapid
ettlement of the valley necessitated
ts increment and now the stock of
his firm invoices i~no.,%
to-slay the town of Cottonwoot
contains twenty-seven buikiings aix
one of the best schoolhouses ii
Meagher county (which at present
under the able charge of Miss Earl,
lady of considerable experience), while
the valley is settled fromi the source o
Cottonwood creek to its confluence
with the Judith river.
Several parties. among them Leh
man t\ Co., are opening irrigating
ditches onto the surrounding table
landis, which will render them as fine
agricultural lands as the valleys.
Seventy-five bushels of oats and ac
of wheat to the acre was the average
for last year's harvest, most of which
has been purchased by the Cotton.
wood mnerc:hants niecessitating the
erection ol a large granery.
Three saw mills have been built oem
the head! of streams that r'ise in the
Snowy mountains, all of which are
near to this embryo city; the )lig
ICasino, W. H. Watson, proprietor,
'though destroyed by fire last fail will
berunning by early spring; J. C.
IWalk-er has a mill on Rock creek and,
Quinly- & Bernard on Beaver creek.
Every requtiremenit oil the part of
nature to make a locality healthy and
productive are here to he timid. the
water in particular being unusually
L~ehmian & Co., not contt'noj! with
their fasat increasing businesst, are mak
ing arrangements to reach out over
this and adjoiniag counties for trade
in the spring, and propose to enlarge
their store to double its present capa.
city to be better able to handle the
business they are sure to secutre. Enter
pnise is the making of any new country.
antI the example of this firm's push
andI energy should stimulate even pri
vate residents to "rustle" in the initer
est of their adopted home.
The'3 didn't enlist. 1 hilt' a ' j.shm."
pisos (rowley of Si~rinig ('reek. wa'" in
M'l,'ide, last week.
J.1 I slole'sner, of lteelslsort, iiiaso thme
Aioai' sinltee a brief caisl, 'rmtm' dsi-.
C. J. MeNasuisrls acid 1.ieumt. i's'stt, s'f
Ft. \l:mgismmmj, visitm'd 3laisles isi on'ridasi
li~gst sre d-liis:, ui:i, sli~us-nmI-r. If.
A . Ilighey lo-s a vusmussshls ens-hlound p
I lamil (- ~r s*.I"sk rs'cs-is-'-d (siar,
su:- sleiss.us of fr,-iKisi. \lommi-av. fronmi
sss-i1. +: S' V.
The surprise party Last Thuruida
eveniug,was a happy affair. There ar
1more to follow.
William Corcoran arrested two Ind
are at Judith Lauding last week, fu
horse stealing. He took them to Ber
tonf for a hearing.
Fred. Vlipnger was in town Monday
from Crooked creek. He reports mioci
looking fairly well in that vicinity
The wily losis being a few calves.
Trickotrine is the incomring draw
klrirl.-Fa.hiou note. The public ail
have a trick 'o tryin' to guess what it i
and hubby a trick 'o tryiu' to pay for it
While the reported loss of stock mal
be largely exaggerated, there is plenty
of time yet, and apparently a diapoat
tion on the part of the clerk of the
weather,to make the percentage greater
than ever before koown.
The driver of the Junction stage lint
informs ust that lie has seen but fee
dead cattle this winter, although some
are looking quite thin. Cattle are not
looking as well on the Musselahell au
they do on Flat Willow and McI~onald
creeks. Feed is better and more ex.
An eastern gentleman wants to know
whether "good brewing barley can he
raised in Mointana?" We are informed
that it can, and advise our ranclimen
to pot in a c~rop the coming spring.
In all probability Mfaiiluu will have
a hrewery next summer that will
consume all the barley tsised in this
section. We trust our ranvbmen will
give this matter attention.
It is now claimed that there are cer
tain parties in this vicinity who know
how llanna and Outhwait made their
escape from the county jail at White
riulphur $pringns. It said IEl,:IiJ was the
conauideration. If these parties will
stepi forward and prove their case they
will be entitled to *$NJO reward for
such information. Let no guilty man
'I I.The Imedepenuleeet asks, thme qutestion:
"Is heaven large enough." Inasmnuche
am there will be no one there but new..
paper men, we thming it les. About
the ot.eer place we lhave but enceegre
inaormatin ine fact we have never
taeawarm interest in Beelmelhuh'sdo
main. It lees been open for eeettleenent
rtoo long. Too much sulphur and not
enough bIenew'e grams.
º t-Tall Loup.
ºTook the pot.
Not ieeet "fresh"' ae. le lo' ked.
huse the ranclenen a chaneue.
Dceem't Jtey to lie -too cumenieeg."
Wondaeer how lieu ,e1.:1 bologna.
Shorty was "working for liver."
"Thrice ise he arm~ed who hatch hije
W~hat is sauce for thee butcher is saueiC
for the ranchment.
One Iw-ttce cte nomp with the law s en liebgusbuio
Ilow leetg wouli it leave tatket em juery
tdeietemteHe'll wear diamonds whenie lis ere
pese utors are smebmeisting on hunch graus..
They we-re erienekle aned muarked frosme
the end of their tail,, to thee tipi of litrems.
Meoral - ' em yeee %ms 1: huit ,eler
glass houesueee in, eliteel throw der ueteuu
$eeeuly Ceennighiame s.mye lii' was mein
iel.e cd to btcche~r simee u'ef the c'attle~--
no t feer lDexter, bieweser.
"Allhe We l tteat lsia elg."
tim WVelmeeweeay eef 1e-t week, Jeseseplit
King, a Rcak creek rimnleeeeau. arrivael,
in Maidmeu i withe a load of dlreese-d betef, *
which lhe jireece'.-il tee eli~r.ne eof, "e!
imeg it Icy the. qllarter. Niet licing lare-iseeI
ine law. etsueiailly ice hacir-splitting, tftei
'mieal pointle. leaving, " eever practicedl
teefoere thme "Iear'-ier bhelindl it, Jemejtep
ueelectedu to lerinlg thce hide ei thee
slaemgleereel boevinee aleng withe heie. .t
lecal leetehe~r,er cilizete gceeer.tllv keow am
te h." :e -iliet lieruteer ii ai luaz~ier -hi1p,
ljeueee, CIRi' teje. hrtirseg cc lire feeiiel
regeere feer tlhi ia~ejit' thte. lew el o
tle elfa-Imre ..ji -: *. I: Ieee eq r .1 r
motive) immediately secures a warren
for the *trre'.t of King charging bin
with seelling beef without produclngth4
hide, as reqjuired by the statutes a
Montana. King, being a stock mar
himself, of course appreciated thiu
inordinate manifestation of zeal it
behalf of his class, but did not partlen.
larly enjoy paying a lin, of "111.4) and
costs, amounting in all to $17 lit. He,
like must of us N1ontanians, at the
present tlme,bavlng considerable more
time than ready cash, thought he would
study law a little and see if ho couldn't
also promote the interests of .'tock men.
He struck the "bullrs eye" in about ten
mintutes, and had a warrant served on
Fred. Hanson, thse supposed partner
of Mr. O'Brien, for conducting a meat
market without "keeping a record of
all marks and branda of all cattle
slaughtered, and the name of person
from whom said ecattle were bought."
This trial came ofl on Thursday, King
appearing with A. M. Eller, a' counsel.
V'erdict-'guilty; *100.010 and costs."
Tally one for King. The "joker" didn't
take at tri,'k.
Not being satisfied with the verdict
the defense called for a new trial, on
the ground of "new evidence," which
was granted, and the hearing set for
Friday, at 2 o'clock. Our plucky ranch.
man came up amitling, with counsel, and
after a frtuitleseu attempt on motion of
counsel for defense to diamisa, tl,, case,
because, as wa~s rtlained,l "the cattle
had 11o brands, henceo the butcher hadl
none to record," the case proeeedod.
No new evidence of importance being
introduced to strengthen the defense
the judgment of the court was sus
tained, with additional costs of second
trial, lnaking a total of *141.L:i.'i. :acore
another for King.
Not being able to get the better of
King at law, Hanson turned loose too
give hint a whipping, but that was a
biger job than the frog took when It
tried to swallow the nmud turtle. King
escaped without a scratch and had
Hanson arrested for assault and bat
tery, which amountod to 117.1In. 'lir,',
scores for King.
tHere was' ani imitmocent, inoIItmaiv,,
r a iinn eeking amre o h
-plying our citizens with a choice articel
a o meeatre asnable' rates, arresmted on
a oetechnical point, wholly throughm
malice, because he dared to peddle his
treat in the streets of Maiden, to the
detriment, as it would seem, to one.
particular shiop. Thimi is a species of
persermution not far removed from time
dark ageit. The clause in the statutes,,
requmiring tihe exhibiPtjion of thme bide,
wit, iuserted to protect atoekimien alone.
oif which this man was one, and clearly
too when there was doubt or suspicion.
We could nime several rank.chmeu who
haive ..uld beef umi our streets without
Iproducing the hide, limt they may not
S!have twien them proper individuals ti
"siinei." From all umpuiearances, King
hasn't proven mumcli of a 'soiiker."
The great need to-day is a smarket for
our raiwimmnen; a city that will consume
all their produemum. Their prosperity is
iuur prosperity. Would that Maiden
was large enuiuglm to consumie all time
truck thatt couldk he raimedt in the Judith
TM e I U svIy Sell.
It has finally been determine (1 to
send tihe L~iberty hell to New Orleans
,on January 25, all necessary arrange.
ments with the railroad authorities
having jutma been completed, It will
go in a special train over the Pennayl.
vania railroadi. TIhe tbell is to be in a
special car, oipcn at the sides, so tb-itt
it can lie seen along the route. In
one end of this car is a small compart
bent, which will lbe (w cupied by time
three policemen who will hirotect it
and remiain by it night and day untii
it is returned. Attachedl to time tusum
will be the other cars bir the Special
Commimttee of the City Ciouncil o1 Phiil.,
.tdelpilia that acconmpanies the bell.
A pillot engine will run ahead of the.
tr~im to insure its safety. The trip
will tie maide via L~ouisville-.
I (;rant is retired h~a salary will be
f m 7.co icr aitlutin, which suni to
.eslier with his t'rceiit annuali incomei
Ol $1m5,000 willT make his total in-ow.