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sTm, & TURNER, -
F ATTORXNfhYA AT LAW,
onMe Court Housebuildl, . "OZ SM •. T.
speniea lad tnti toolleciaolams., a,. t
entries of land in Conner under the Hboam
..a iv iue nrs a i .be o As e" 1
DrtU UfltC3ROD S I9l
b** pnrpofsl rst I4t ; fl
wDi. sh. l SuitC mf aa bst
4Physloiap $t t
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sTw hl was t t 1..i~.t,
Two lbe th one." Ah, yes4
r may be aac k ed,
escous w ih the1ght
ln commo .i.on, just berme
A, 'onet theree ,when,
Imuaing lo ,s g true,
To-day t with plsaea dIL and slow,
Was once the trystinag e whee wo,
With olasped hanLi, w.tched the Waters flow.
Bat ll too Coon that dream waey o'er;
I learned a lesson hard, though tr.ie;
The romance-Of this life is obrt,
And love, [find, it shortr too.
Sb now my hand I've gise away;
My hleart:-well, itht remains my own,
I wonder if t~e man dreams
I marry him for wealth alone.?
BLANTON DUNCANf4's DOL iF E1i
Ten little bolters getting into line,
One of them-bolted, and then there were nine.
Nine little bolters, organized by hate,
Fought among themselves, and then there were
Eight littlebolters claimed to be eleven,
One oouldn't see it, and then there wereeven.
Seven lihttle bolters playing silly lrtcks,
One got disgusted, and then there were six.
Six little bolters getting in a hive,
One got stung, anp then there were five.
Five little bolters played a game of "draw,"
One got busted, and then there were four.
Four little bolters getting up a tree,
One fell off, and then there were. three.
Throe little bolters sitting in the dew,
One got the colic, and then there were two.
Two little bolters tslking veryireely.
One got mad, and the other went for Greeley.
One little bolter sitting sll alone,
Swallowed up his own-self, and then there was
Translated from the German for the Avant Courier,
BT ARTY a. CRIT.rNDeX.
-A very charming maiden was Mi'ana B.
Beautiful in persen, gentle and winning in
manner, affectionate and generous in dispo
sition, "none knew her but to love." But
Minna's charaeter-xvwa- mar.& y one sad
fault. Her forgetfulness was a source of fre
quent Inconvenience to her friends and caust d
poor Minnie to shed many bitter tears of
vain regret, Her friend Sophie W. ~ -.eViy·
haps more often than any oth' f torgotten
ap.oyance. thronlrllil,,a called upon So
promises. paiy.with two of her young
1riends. Soglde, who was a skilled worker
in many little fancy arts, entertained the
young ladies for sometifne with specimens of
her deft handiwork,;' and then conducted
them to her neatly kept garden, where she
gathered for each some fresh, sweet flowers.
To Minus's cluster alone she. dded, when
presenting it, a delicate spray of "For-get
.[ uerstand you, Solphie," whispered
Mp,.a; " my fault is worth! jL more severe
.ebuke, but I will try to profit by your kind
ly offered hint."
Upon the return of the girls to Minna's
home their flowers were placed in a vase in
the room occupied by Mlnna's friends. A
few days later, when her friends nad. gone,
Minna went to their room on some little er
rand, when the first object a hich caught her
eye was the vase of withered flowers. What.
was her surprise to see that, though all the
others had faded and drid., for w: nt of: care
and water, the spray of Forget-me-not was
blooming as brightI'as on tne day of its ga
thering. See was yet more astonished when
on examination she discovered th e cause of
this difference. t'he Forget-me-not was an
artificial of Sophie's own maufacture, so skil
fully wrought that the deception had not
been noticed until the other flowers had
withered and left it alone. Minna had so of
ten resolved and promised to overcome her
one great fault that she felt ashamed to re
peat her promises, and now determined to
improve this lesson without speaking of her
discovery in regard\to the flower to anyone.
She placed it on her dressing table where it
should beoenstantly t vi.ew, *a reo lved
thatrshe wouel daily listen to and heed its si
eat teachings. It was not long tdlbMnna's
friends began to notice an improvement, and
-haw punctually her engagements ;how rare
ly her promises were forgotten. When a long.
enough time had elapsed to alloat of a pretty
sure hope that her goodriabits were -tecom
ing.thoroughly conflimed, her mother ques
tloned her in regard to .i r new springs of
action. Then *I~na broujght ther$ophie'sa
flower arndtold her ts history.. LR. . w.as:
so -noeu pieased with her daunhier's persist.
nt entort rcomin r f it ad als
with the del way wbI* 10pbhM had ta
kqh to win Mf4end-toittis effo thaLt she
rewarded them both, gly g ea. S a beiut. -
ful rinu, designed by t t ob was!!
, rought of precious t spray or
gt-me ot. But Sop r bad t
.i4 tricl o
tssme-d esu mb
-WE - o
a uolt ,t o csud. sk
SDiarfgti ,; let yo .e rostled et4
of. the lad e.esa to be 6eei8here w t
tllag } TrAoy bad -hink 4the R* 4T
Sto ts.whehntar thte It`totin, th
Otnor me a oultd, andh'mityIa
t ne was TT.b witvh efor
SWith te uadder of Pame.
Not olyr wc ity yle.rs ago, a yorungado
leaning upon's rtch.p 3resented himself at
t oofflce f ae rading hardware mercha nt, in
tite iPpof Albany, New foil, an applicant
for a situation as Junior clerk. On the pre
Viatil day, one of the mnset valued en tomuers
of the merehaut. a tin and sheet-iron work
er, Adoing buiness in the i eighboriuig (then)
village of T1roy, had recomnienidad the poor
tid to th i erchant forkthe situltion, though
he.a iodtiang about his irlirmityre and
there was of2htiby, with a bent and stiffened
knee, with a crutch under his right arm,
anxiously awaiting i1i encouraginu' word or
look from the doubting -merchant, who, but
forhls1 unwillineSr; to disoblige so valued
a custotuer, would at once have dismissed
"Can you run up and down lhat steep
ladd f do you think ?" said the merehan t.
" IA, do anythlnig lset about," said the
S€and lie went to work.
WIe Indomitable energy, perseverance.
a4 itfagging indusitr, in a few years the
poort ame btyt rose to the .bead of the em
ployees of the estaubUlishmeit, and, soon after
attaining his majority, his employer admit
ted ha teo partnership. Tlhe merchant
was John Spencer; the lad, Ia tus Cornimgg
and for - nny years, and until thdeCath of
the former, these composed the great busi
ness ffrm of John Spencer & Co. For the
past forty year,, few - business -meii in the
United States have been more conspicuous
or more successful; none more generous,
large-hearted, and str etly honorable, than
The World shows how Greely can be
elected with a very little help from what are
called doubtful States, thus.~-New Yo;'k,
-'New Jersey. Delaware, kissntri, M'arvl.lnld,
Virginia, North Carolina; Gcorgia, Florida,
Alabama, ],ouisiain, Texas. Arlp;ni.
SineSsee andtiif 7 entu(ky* Vgrif :eelev
li67 vfles. H e we,,,P,?,rf,. I
l " . " " t t tllrlti ill Nte,
be xt;C o'ohi ecticut. Isul,,1. .
Ia i, Iscoz s iorNc vad, California, Ore
gon, MlssissipDi, all of . .ich he is liable to
It iQ high time itideA: thlat tke people were
ti inking. A second term for the present
corruyt.adminitration will only prove to us
that Anmesican citizens have lost their confi
t:,niice in self-government, and propose al ar
tyliettion, t o establlsh ;an oligarchy which
shall have the liberties of all entirely wiihin
their control. Again we say that General
Grant,s election means imperialism, and we
urge all Democrats to withdraw their person
al preferences and the Wilk ticket that can
relieve the South and West oi political and
com mercial vassalage.-[$t. Louis Times.
We earnestly entreat eveay young man,
after he has chosen his vocation to stick to it.
Don't leave it because hnrd blows are to be
struck or disagreeble work to be performs d.
Those who have worked their way up
to wealth and usefulness do not belong to the
shiftless and unstable class, but may be
reckoned among such as took off their coats,
rolled up their sleeves and conquered their
prejudices aganst labor, and manfully bore
the heat rtil burdmn of the day. Whether
upon the old farm, where our fýtlters toiled
diligently, striving to bring the soil to pro
ductiveness; in the maclhine shop or factory
or the thousand other business plages that
invite honest toil and skill, let the niotto eves
be: Perseverance and Industry. Stick to
one thing boys. and you will have success.
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Don Piatt, wr;tinIg from the White Stid
phur Springs to tiiej Washington Capital,
The pateinal author of the belle here, it
is said, the other day, shortly after his return
to the spring , was approached by a youth
who reqt~ested a few minutes conversation in
private. and began: "I was requested to see
you, .sir, by your lovely daughter. Our
Yttactlih t"'Ychn man;" interrupted
'he parontlriskly, "I don't know what that
g.i of 'mine is about. You' aie the fto.rtt
gentleman who has approached me this
morning on that subject. I have given
liy consent to the others, atd I give it to
you. tod-bless youai. - -
MMrroAL Fot-BaiuaNx.--f we wish to.
dinn~0i0e Ilfe, we must learn to take men
as t i.y in, i not as they ought to be;
makliigtheni bett . it we casn, but, at the
sate "time, imeberi their iainfirmitles.
We.have totdeal, not ith the 'desl men
the dreemiUnUg4O hut with the realnen
everyday If e, pree sely like ourselves.
SThis ..et 1o eamon .aium, ambitiono and
4ntuities ugttt to .cr etsf powtaot synpap.
et l cioi Q tUL a ndyb
utesý f d nd
to atveo.pany an ex pe4}n from tlhat oinrit
to the tmo Sth of Powde River, on the Y."I
lowston.q *The ohbret ef t1 e expedition *ias
to escort and protect. #" fir pying party af
Nc.rthdrn Pthifle Railrad , u ineer.1 , 1owt
out to extend that railroad from the point of
its Coirsing on the Ml duri to the Yellow
stone. nt or iear the mouth of Powder Ri 'er.
TIhe military eseor twaslemmmanded by Col"
Dn S. Stanley. ' wenth-~reond Infantry. aptd
was composed of the fohowiing troops: Com
panies G D and F, Twe ty-sepontd Infnitry.
154 enlisted men; Colp*nl.'s A C and F,
Seventeenth Infantry, Miaor E. R. Crofton,,
commanding, 117 men( CompaniesA. B; C,
F.II and K, Eighth Idlantry3. Lieutenai Coli
Walleee commanding, 2(4 u n -tottnT, 537
enlisted men and 34 company offlectr. These
together with about 25 rounted Santee Sioux
and half-breeds, over 150teamsters(atl armed)
officers, servants. etc., farmed a full force o,
757 souls, irrespective of tne .Nor thern
Pacific Railroad surveying party, which numn
TIT LT~IN OF0 Bir.,
The expedition left Fort Rice on the 2tis
of July, moving north of west toward-t1'
line of Heart Rivers following the trail of
Major Whistler's expedition oif 1871:irosse4
Heart River about foi'ty-six miles from Fort
Rice,and continued wesward. following both
Whistler'sand Tully's trails to a point about
- miles from where we ".fst entered Heart
River,; then diverging slightiy a nth of
west from those trails w- mored Ythe ex
tieme head of Hieart River and sent out L
party to enter thliB"13ad L ds." and endeav
or to find some crossing it- the Little Ml.
sonri, which here runs (early north hand
south. This party after `proce ing sbutt
fifteen miles nearly due West rbom our camp
of August5, found the Little Mfissouri way
nonweta ieft' the
it. by rcason of the, ex
seJ!rt sl tt'.au Laud. ýds
Ile otinand then: tirned fonthwar'd and
moved along the divide whiohl sepl.rates the
Little Missouri from .the heads of th- IHeart
a'ld Cannon Ball Rivers. skirting the "Bad
Lands" and overiookuld thttm: After having
moved about twenty. miles to the southwest
we:found a praeticable route along the top of
the' divide., which carried us nearly due wbst
again, stillikeeping close upon the edge of
the "Bad Lands" until a c.aeek heading in
the right direction enabled us to descend in
tothe valley of the Little Missouri and ap
proach to within one and a half railes of
that stream. HIre it was ascertained that
the river made a bend from the westwar A
party of the engineers, escorted by a com
pany of troops, then moved into and along
the valley of the.iver, while the ma;n body
marched over the tops of the hills and thro'
such valleys as offered. running parallel to
and south of the river, until both parties met
at a point about fifteen miles beyond, when
it was found that the river ran again for the
southward, and although tie water was high
from recent rains, a very good crossing was
foknd at a point where the extensive. pla
teaux on tithcrfbank of the river afforded an
incine sufficiently slight to enable the train
to descend. At all p.)ints where we crossed
o.i approached it we found the Little Mis
rouri a stream about twenty-five yards wide.
exceedingly _rooked, well timbered and with
tromganet ve feetgof wftter. General diree
tiha from o ith to r~tth.
Immeditevl upon crossing the Little Mis
souri we ascednded to the plateaux and moved
westward agaih across grassy platins, having
lbft the main porti.n'of the "'Bad Lands" be
hind us, and in fact saw no more of them
until we reached Cabin Creek, about twenty
five miles west of the'ttl~i Missouri. where
a rather sthpl descent fr~ia the plateaux
brought us lito a sa~ h and cactus
growing vallev,about fifve tles wide with
Cabin creek (somet hes r}) floEwing in t:e
centre This sectien of th ~ , Lands". is
not very wide,. but eilent4. extends many
miles above and below where we cdossed
themo From the valley of Cabin Creek we
passed over a long divide, grassy, and with,
occasional elihmps of timber in the pockets of
the hills, westward' to the "hd of .apother
dry creek, whi~i we loltewe- down in a
north-westerly directionlintil we-came, to.
large, flowing and bearvly timbered water
cogiae, whose general diretion was o. 40,
At this point we knew ,tatwe w were not
more than ten miles east o Powder River,
and aecordingly sent outi reconnoissance in
thaft deion, ari the parmtyind a succes
sainofmirpas#·t e hllt that ' d ur way
to that locality, and it was decided to move
down the eaeei to its mouthi tOh et
mbae whetOrI was as we pap al
lon's_: rk o e ef e ý wewer
on. T ley a'ough 'hleb the erdek
l alrr ona io two: l hies wfie ihe
Ad e& of aseoal ptoeleg
brush, a short cof 86th
t - - +e L gisehrli
re. at pid t ently t~ufont aitte
i ts0 t Oo the Po Cp n $ ft arii oue t caoe
4ht cnd0 t . t of fles 4 .iawe
i th nre at sentr t i.h wevo f",.. gimme- a lm an
kindi. l gie n . t rp t part the at vthep
ranges, r oids wee rapidly
sons p&at. It was to the r at $t carci v that
twe attibuted the inrrespondily searceýy o
r nIndians. d
t Creekl at a point aboot twenty-two miles from
where it enters the Yello watore) on the It2h
of Aigust._ Attue frst fign of day op.dt
mornin of the itht, a Atell pIrt yof Indi
Sans, variously ommatd tfram two toa dozen
f stole up close to the seantrieS on the east side
of the eamp, afey watnehha their opportulitr
made a dish for the, inside of our line of
tents, appareaitly with t'a'iew to stampede
from the corral . ttalr animals rIs they
might find on theft way. The .viLilanr e ,of
the sentries. howeverm , and the alarm beang
immediately givenh. -nstrated the attempt,
for the troops on all for sides were rapidly
turnedotut, at =the Indians only succeeded
in enterinn one earrinr of the -amp to dash
out at anot her .ithout accomplishing any
thing. After loavn' g the camp, about twenty
indtans wereseen'hovering round it. picking
up such scraps of food as they could Iind.
Another alarm ot.apphrafi ting Indian, was
given on the mornin; of the I7th of August,
just a&g tte command h as turning into tile
Yellowstone Valley, mnd about one mite
from the mouth of PFallon's Creek. The
train of over 150 wagaos was thrown. inio a
corral, beef cattle driven intotirs centre, and
the.eetire-t commhand, froer, flank and rear.
deployed as skirmishers to rece n attack,;
all in a very short space of i3me, but, after a
very brief delay, the expediti'on started on
again, uinmolestel, westward,nup the Yellowi
stone, annd wenitifltOea*m it a point equi-dis
taut from the rmonth of Powder River, and
1ijn O'14allo's creek, about seven miles
roen iaher. Tfni foil owing morning, Sun
dayof Augst18th, the.Nozthern Paeifie Rail
road eugiae.gn escorted by 12 rmien, Weiu
fup the falkr to themoeth of Pow4er .iver,
which was reached at 10,.a. m. and a saluto
flri4 The enghifeer. placed their finltalstake
at a.seleetkd spot near the imouth of Pwdler
ofthe .route having' bee.n reached, the engi
neevr-ccuithmenced tie survey for fiial kca
tion of their road and bad just lihished their
work at the frst station, when a party of lu
diais dashed down rom a rangs of biiis
hordeting the .outh side of the valley. and
endeavored to intercept one of the 'eti
necringparties who had straggled behind the
S THE MOUNTED NCOUTS
wt.h ts saw their movement just in ' time to
make a harge upon the advancing enemy,
and turri them back into the hills from Which
they came, before the straggling engineerjell
into their hands.
.4Ater the desultory firing by both parties,
thi; IndiAns moved to the west:bapk of Pore
der River, came down to a point opposite to
our pArty and asked to talk with our leader.
Their request leing granted and a short talk
had, the engineers and 'esort prpared to
move eastward, continuing their locating
work, when the Indians on the west bask
fired into the rear guard as it moved off. Tne
fire was returned so hotly as to force the In
dians'under cover and to discontinue their
firidng. One Indian was seen to fl1l over his
horse's head, and another (disipounted). to
fall uPon his face. None of the troops were
Injured. This party numbered about g
teen Unkpapa Sionux, and were led by a
eheif, named "' The Saul," who spends his
TOE GIRND RIVER AGENCY.
Powder Rivi is a muddy stream, about
thirty yards wid at its mouth, thinly timn
bered, and runs out froth what-appears to be
a plain open valley a mile or more in width.
Its muiddy water taints the cleai Yellowstone
the waters of the two rivers refusing to min
gle for some ditanee..
About two miles ftomi the mouth of Pow
der iver. there is an struction in the Yal
low tone known as Wolf Rapids, consisting
of a bench ot rocwks, which lay only two feet
below lowswaterl!evel. It. masy be consider
ed more of a shoal than a.rapids. Our guides
also stated that there: is another rapids
further down the 1 elowstoue. within seven
ty-flve miles of Fo uford, but their eqact
character does not seeni to be known. But
for these obstructions there Sappears to be no
reason why the large cteant is whicheaseend
to the Upper Missouri might not also run
into the Yevli~i*te i* a Va~as Powder River
Sat least. . - -
THE V&I.XY .4 -ECQW5TONE.
We found the vahy of the olow to i as
far up and down as we could s~ level coun
try generwl two miles wi de, hed. t
.in by i bl , on the-,s =th ids
bein fery` and giving theim
er n ofaUn country beyond.
1 ith the Ceptim f there the river had
shod outs:,beiad n o lseatons ot ieeks
. eseem, thdlgrE a d simply immebse
pie ftsad d l4- , variotuiy diseolord.
The liver lows gheo the centre of this
ivgeyI A. B swiftj is abot seventy
stnd' #a Bard, pebblj
time Ue (me of ohe eom uen st of
iht :o'Ifaf thUsvti eek, whout tl.yee m.les hoi"
doing t·;after ir ,b r
Ir uts mouthtF. I.
Wed uf. ~d no our i ar. and event aily
etzar ind ia n, t)> Whti, x tr nhl^3f a.
tosied r on f .E blatb he i po onr rigto i
ay reti es . ha i[e aio1 pnWttini a stlp for a
r whiler to tthepre tin the , aiw ers hl'ne
" n aL ' tiai. . t'lwo coanhipanle.
it of the Eih1th Infantry e're' detact)I from
r the. right flank Aid s.eii.i nto the b'uits to
fight off tle enemy, iwhlel theyiereeded ih
doing affYr epardelerahle liumbtlp And tiring.
n We suffered no I6ssi and could not ascertain
S4ow much wre inflieied. Drtring the engage
tnent an itldian., who announced himself as
ýSitting Bull." awefll-known Unkpapa Cheft
i - hfed ftom I he hbiun thtat ho propoied to ral
ly allth hostile, Sionux within cadito give
our party hattie before ws e h ,"half :tcross the
of Bad Lands" again. But as le and hii? 'arty
e very spon aft'rwjw rdtuEmovcd off in the .irceC
tiSti of et tier River, it is believed that he
had too small a party then to offer any strl
ous opposition; As far as could he uscr tam
edi there were friom one to two hundred In
dipis in the bhinf.4
On the 24thr of August, at midnight, a sup
ply train of4hirYv-ulne 'wagotts, with an es
cert of one hundred men, was started back
to FortRice for supphies, v fhich returnieg
would ineet the expedition at tihe Little Misd
sour, maoii) thti24tr of September. . As the
extefdition would move back over thle same
route it went out, I deremed I had already
fultilled my instriuections, and so rettthed
witha the supply train to Fort Rlce. reachlig
that poston tile third of September. We, saw
no signs of Indians oa.our way back to the
Missouri River. .."
Gitp.J AZ L F'EATURES OF TIHE COUNTIRY.
The greater.portion of the country passed
over wasunknown heretofoi-e to any white
man an...eu to the majority of thle Indtiains
but we found it admniratbl nadiptedt to14e use
for which it, 'as.explor e, sailm the line to bie'
adopted by.the Northern Pacific yr-i1fuit ano
ly be cem'ihifff"elv gl ht. 'but entirely
.Pranticable. Extensivebeds of lignite and
semi-bituminous coal were found at intervals
from the Missouri River to the mouih of 0'
Fallon tL reek.
Timber in eon ldelE s iianttitesIs Zalso t
belad at interlid , espsttiamilyst'a ir griwth
of pinewdas ftun4 ad g e i. ns
and added by theR, picturesque aaa won
derful attractions gmtatly to thp beahty of
Th fossifized tree fina are found in inm
mense numbers near the Little Mi.souri,
wherejtheir shattered remnants have bieen re,
posing for centuries. On Cabin-t Creek the
ground is strewn' with marine petiifaeticinf;
such as the clam, and what is believed to be
I have the honor to append hereto a map oi
the countiry .assed over and a table of dis
tances. I am, sir. very respecttuily, your
(Signed) S. C. KELLOGG,
S, Captain Filth Gavalry.
Ta s.isstant Adjutant General Military Di
vision of Missouri
A Novel Dudl.
Among thie reminiscences told of the Fran
eo-Prussian war, is the account' of a curious
duel between two subordinate oillcers in the
"You intend to fight a duel, ch?" asked the
"Yes, Colonel, words have passed which
can only be wiped out by blood. We don't
want to pass for cowards."
"Very well, you shall fight but it must be
in this way: Take your carbines, place
yourself on a line facing Malmaison, where
the enemy is. You will march upon their
garrison with equal step. When sufficient
ni ar their post you will fire upon them. The
Prussians will-reply.' You or cntinue to ad
vance and fire. When one falls the other
may turn upon his heels and his retreat shall
be covered by one of my copades."''
The matter was arranged'as `the comman
dant had dictated, At twenty pasers fry~m
the wallsef Maltnsn on one of the.,adversa
iieswas- wounded stnaggered and fell. 'i-M
other ran to himaised him up and carried
him off on his shouldyis anmti a perfectr-hail
storm of bullets-both. thenceforth entitled
to the greatest honor and respect from thetp
lVID1 Ns or ExruTst*xCI.--A young man
advertises in a eountay paper for a place a a
salesman, and; says he has had a great deal
.of-experience, hi-ting bej discharged from
seven diffeereantstuation.s ithin the year,
'Dti me, iI ldon't believe the worM'4s a'
whlbonw-said arjotly Inebri*te. as.. li
-ro lei .ri d e .pavemit, "arti i'_ *tb.
whe11 revovivngu otfie hes: Now ,I4 In
ud," i q as Je~'fell- eudlongeta'
"tom m n .dry. 1.1444, -:s
heF tklcd up, of cUtrtie eIrsne. iliaeoio uu
di n sI l owed hiT bt*
d wE Mi w~ ~j4~W -"Now, ,h
wheel is Wrokwt' , º is t oMf -
s cite t fwIº · liiem
w tad Ina P · w "
£O!W1it ITJE OF ONM IWW1I iF1a
ai AeaSouth arott El
PtrsPiijt t, the calal of the 1i ttee
terests bf r . to Iiaank. met at the,
Opera Hon.,, In thidtl., tity, S i.trdp.' exerk,
ingl ast. ,
The meeting wai Asga4r' 4d I tlI aeteet-.
i6d of Cornelitis ledges, .Sit..#ial.rulaan,
and Alex. lI. 'Beattie, us Secretary. Y ;.
it was moved by S. T. [lauser, Esq., that,
a committee of five be appointed by the Chair
to report perpanrnt oficers Qf s-id Commits
tee of OneiHundred, which motion was car
The Chair appointed as such committee.
John E. Blaine, W. F. Wheeler, W. F. Sgan
ders. E. H. Wilson, and James Fergus. ..4
Col. W. F. SandersAdresa4 the meeting:
upon thNemetl..od of organizing tai
Judge Wm. Clurinasero spoke at length ire>
garding the necesslty of a railroad to Mon-'
tana, and the feasibility of the several routes
under consideration by the Committee.
Judge D. S. Wade discused the advanta
ges to the Territory of railroad facilities and-.
the law regurating the organization of rail
Qapt. R. E: Fisk presented ia series of reso
lutions to the meeting, which, after a thor-.
ouh discussion by Messrs. Filk," WhAdt
Chamtaecro und Sanders. and subsequeu~t
mnodifftiatioa by amnendments, were, upol"
mrotion of Mr. Rionan, unanimously adoptedi.
Bes~locd, That we proceed to inoorporatoe
tiiht Helena,'.N~ational Park & Utah Bailroad~
Company., and that Charles A Broadwater,
Jlohn lilcdebranfl. Satm'I T. Houser Cornellus
ftyJges. Johia, Klinua, J. E B.lainte. A. BL
lHolier, (Geo. G. Symnes. and A. J. Simmons,"
or. p,, many thereof tfR may be present to
sig;r sai' certificate whena prepared, be ap
pointed to sign.iiq r~tanowledges a certifl
eate oq incorporaaitfin, and to" tle the same
'jtij0 ant to the pres~ut statute atihorazin.
corforatiops , ...
esolved, ,l hait sal ý i ba tre reqtt
ed to operisubseriptlo, 'i~-*s at the. Fir,.
Naiotitil Bank of Helena; t Flrst Nationa.
Bank of Bozesýran; the .ankiu g Houne of J.
.F&.Brown & Co., Virgitia U hfl Fir ,
Natio.at B.titIk of Der . de City f fortht-. A
with, for saibscriptions to the 'apital stock of
said company; and that l,. C. MItller, Sethlf
Eat John iiebralid antWITili Ber
kin, ofJefferson; Samnuel Word, R.O. Bailey,.
Henry C. Harrison, James E. Callaway,
.eorge F. Cope and Henry I'. Blake, of'
IMadisou; Lester S. Wilfon, ''Leander M.'
Black, Nelson Story, Philip, Thorpe and
Gurdon Campbell, of Gallatin; W. L. Irvine,
and George W. bvine. of tDer Lodge; H. .
Graeter, Geo. A. Hynes, Christian Mead and'
G. W. Stapleton, of Beaverhead, be "appoin
ted qornmittees in ltheir respective counties
to interest the people ther.iu and to bring to
the attention of their people the' opportunity
so cififred to subscr ibe tto'said capital stock.
Resolved. That the boijks contemplated to
be opened. by the prceding resolution shale"'
be opened at such puiee ss Jae . c i.tsevr.
eral -counties as hlly-bed rLj the"
arties haviig chairge t f1t.
Books shall be kept open for two lee.
the expiration of Jarhleht time the,.,ile I;'ik
returned to the First National Bank, t. i
lann. " " +,,
SRsolved. That immediately after the return
of said books a meeting of the subscribers to
the capital sto)pk shall be called for the pur
pose ot eleeti ng d4rectors and other officers,
and pertecting the organization of the com
pany; and that the books shall thereafter be
kept open for the subscription of capital
Riesoloed, That the exact route and south
ern termiuis or said road be not detenm~inced
at this t;me, hut that the same belels to the
company hereatter to be organized to fix
The Committee on Permanent Orgaitza
tioi. reported the following as the permanent
officers ot the Committe of One Hundred:-
Paesident, Cornelius IIedgesr 1st Vice frcet
ident, D. A. G:Floweree, 2d do., Johun~ e.a.
ting;-3d do., :Sam'l Word;- Secretp. 'Vi
Wells. Executive Committee, t tpove
officers, and Henry Klein,J:,nes Iin~'Geo.'
W. Fox, and Wm. Chuminero, of Lewis and
Clarke county; James 1y Weston, of Jeffer-:
son; Nick Caryv3M:!Tifih Tom. C. Power,'
Chauteau; -V. W.'Alderson, -Gallatin; J. M.
Ryan, IBeazrorhead; W. L. Irvine, Deer Lodgo,
W. J, McCormick, Missoula; J. E, Hall,
Ieagher. - '
-Thereport ,a,.: e moitkh, .optedu; aW&
said gentleman dcclared the pertausinlt offl
4ersofthe cemmittee.". - ,:
It was moved and carried 'that a commit
tee of t'n be appt tted by ae Chair to pro'
cure signatures to fTetitiriotsvn favor of an
extra session of 'the Legislatue of Montana
the comitg winter, which committee shall
have full authorl'y to appoint " sub-comittees
in the diflbrent counties of the Territories for
the same purpose
Judge Wade moved that' the Chair ppoinat
a committee of five-whose dattyit shall be to
present said petition-Co Hisu xcellenly,. the
Governor, when prepared, which motion was
S. T.Hauser, Eq.; mnovredithat, Cornelius
Hedgcs be a member of said committee. Car
It was moved and adoped that the Chair
be allowed until Mon;day. the p8th lnst:, in
whlch to selete he members of the two coim
,aittees abcve na , -a" at they be an
ioruTi*ed Jn, thet .lena plpers',
It was i#ded aud sdopted. tbaf1tb Seera
tmry jbe re0sted o turaesh t lugs
of*this m et:tshe sereral e
a f+ti or pubilaton..
,A, ... ih *b `.. +i -
-4-. . ksaid - .