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THE MONTANA RANGES.
How the Range Stock Wintered. Tile
Advantages Offered by Montana to
Those Desirous of Changing
The Many Industries which
May be Engaged in
The May number of the "North
west" contains Mletter fram E. L. M.,
dated at Utica, Montana. The letter
is an excellent one: truthful and to
the point We extract from it the
Those who have been here several
years say that the past winter has
been one of exceptional severity.
They have complained ( f itandfeared
its results; but taken as a whole and
compared with winters in the East,
our own has been very mild. It is
true we had, for a time, some very se
vere weather, but it did not last long.
Up to December, 1884, we experienc
ed magnificent weather. Cattle were
in excellent condition. No really bad
weather came until the middle of De
cember. Then cold weather came in
earnest straight from the North Pole.
From the fourteenth of December
until the first of January the average
of the minimum temperature recorded
each day at the United States Signal
Service Office, Fort Benton, was thir
ty degress below zero. In the last
week of December the highest tem
perature was eight degrees below.
Four of those days it was more than
thirty below and three of them more
tha4 forty below. The collest day of
the (winter was on the twenty-fourth
of December, when the thermometer
recorded fifty-six and a half be!ow.
The coldest weather ever experienced
in the Northwest was at Fort Benton
in 1880, when it was fifty-nine below.
This severe weather lasted until about
the first of February.
It may seem astonishing to those
who have never spent a winter here
that cattle are able to live exposed to
the severities of such weather. It was
very hard upon them but they braved
it well. For some time the benches
were covered with snow and it was hard
j them to get anything to ebtJbut
teppulled through with a very smal'
warm and pleasant, with slight snows
dri.ig. the last week. If your corres
pondent has $10,000 which he would
like to invest in the cattle -business it
would be well for him to come to this
country, or any other stock country,
and learn something about the busi
ness before he invests in it; the prac
tical management of cattle, the ad
vantages, profits, and drawbacks, and
hardships. If he don't mind rough
ing it a little while let him hire out ad
a cowboy during the round-up period.
He will see a great deal of country
and, if he wishes to take up a ranch,
will have some idea of the most suita
ble location. He would meet with
practical stockmen with years of ex
perience, and would learn more of the
bhusinesss in six weeks on the round
up than in six years of life mn New
York City. He need not take up a
ranch unless he chooses to, but most
stockman have ranches, where they
spend their summers, returning East
in the winter. It is a delightful bus
iness and one in which plenty of
money is made.
In speaking of the business inter
ests of this country it may not be out
thoroughly and by perserverance and
saving were enabled in a short time
to get a start for themselves. Now
they are the owners of 11,000 sheep,
which they are running successfully.
It is true that money, and much mon
ey has been lost in the business, but
in no case can the fault be laid to the
business. In prosperous years men
have grown reckless and expanded
money carelessly; before another year
went around they bFCAet with some
unforeseen loss . drf.ound themselves
hn resources. It was roba
Cbly through carelessness that th.'a.
was allowed to become fixed in so
many bands. a year ago last fall,
thereby causing the death of hund
reds, and no little decrease in the
amount of wool sheared from the re
mainder. Notwithstanding their
losses sheep men are much eaeon g
ed by the present outlook an eve
learned- that it needs only care nd
watchfulness to make the business
pay a good profit.
Your respondent asks if ranch
men appshn any troub'ole from the
Indians. Sich qmestions sounds very
atusipS to us here. No such thing
is er thou whtof. In some sections
ýrf :t ý-;' i .sL. t vaundrg
bands made themselves obnoxious
last summer by stealing horses. They 1
are very cowardly, molesting no white
men except occasionally a sheep herd
er who was alone and far from help.
They would compel him to get a meal
for them and if he acceded to their
wishes no viol-nce was offered. Three
years ago an Indian brave stopped at
this ranch and asked for dinner.
There was no one in the house except t
a young man who had never cooked a
meal in his life, but, nevertheless, he
succeeded in cooking a meal accepta- t
ble to the Indian. In conclusion let ,
me say that it would take a book to
describe the attractions and tell of the t
vast resources of Montana, and only I
a few general facts can be told in so t
short an article as this; but let those
who are interested come and see for
Angora Goat Husbandry.
It may not be generally known, but
it is nevertheless true, that a band of
nearly 50 Angora goats have been
wintered the past season in the moan
tains immediately east of Fort Ellis,
and that without the loss of a single
animal.. The goats are owned by
Thos. Nelson, and have been let out
on shares during the past season, and
the natural increase of which have
been preserved intact without the
least care or difficulty. Mr. Nelson
informs us that the kizs are dropped
on the snow, any time during the win
ter, and that so far no loss has been
sustained. The wool clip last year
brought a dollar per pound, and there
is no good reason why it should not
continue to bring an equally remuner
A good story is told on Nelson,who,
by the way, is one of our enterprising
Scandinavian citizens, to the follow
ing effect: Being questioned in regard
to the success of his goat raising en
terprise, he replied: "Every goat have
TwO LAMnr, and the bell goat ILE have
three." It seems, however, that un
der the most adverse circumstances ]
no kids are lost, and that the Angora
goat is peculiarly adapted to the cli
mate and snowy mountain ranges of
SPRAY OF TIHE FALLS.
The Sun River Cattle Association round
up starts out next Monday.
You can get your watch cleaned for
$1.50 at A. Bradley's, No. 13 Main street,
Hlelena, and warranted for one year.
Several parties were in town from Nei
hart this week. They report some very
rich discoveries being recently made.
: urphy, Maclay & Co',.s s nme
parties il..l :visit
season to view the Falls and the many
o:her magnificent sights.
Myers & Co.'s mill commenced opera.
tions Tuesday. The proprietors have ex
perienced some annoyance in getting their
machinery properly arranged.
Several buildings are in course of erec.
tion and a numbcrof others contemiplated.
It seems probable that the advance of the
building boom has commenced.
A detachment from Fort Shaw, under
,command of Lieut. Beacon, -:ere here
this week on the lookout for a number of
deserters, who skipped last Thursday.
Our readers' attention is directed to C.
B. Jacquemin & Co.'s ad. in another col
umn of this issue. This firm is perfectly
reliable, and solicits your patronage. Mail
orders will receive prompt and careful at
The advertisement of the Canadian Pa
cific railroad will be found in another
column, to which the attention of our
stock shippers is respectfully called. This
company did considerable business in this
section last year, and gave universal satis
faction to all patrons.
The initial round-up of the Northern
Montana Horse Association was very suc
cessful. Some fifty stray horses, the o
ed him, and in answer to the question as
to whether le was there to consider the
advisability of a railroad between Helena
and Benton, he replied that he did not
come for that purpose, but came simply
on a pleasure trip, as hlie had a few days to
spare. In reply to an interrogation as to I
Great Falls he said: "I own considerable
real estate there and am putting In some
substantial improvements. I think the
place has a bright future. It will take a
little time, but is bound to become a city."
J. J. Hill, the millionaire railroad king
of the Northwest and the father of the
city of Great Falls,.who resides at Minne
apolls, and Dan Ryan, the proprietor of t
the Ryan ~IIoueof St. Paul, and one of
the richest men in that city, arrived in,
the city on Thursday evening and in corn
pany with C.1. Broadwater, took a trip to
Ten Mile yesterday. We have it from
g_ o I authority that Mr. Hill went to that 1
district to take a look at the mines, and if
they look anywhere near what they are
represented t l .e, that the project of a
railroad from Ten Mile to Benton will be
carried outby him.-Helena Independent.
mWn. Flynn, of Sun river,.has located t
herea permanently r
.' "areat s Falls oner dr th ti week.
Judge Tattan, of Ft IIenton, ie*
We aicktto::.ed;e L: pleastreoc %< cl.
Mr. Charles Wegner, of Carterville,
F Messrs. A. M. Ho1t -r & Bro.'s foreman, is
Sin the city.
Charles Griffith, of the firm of Giriffith
& Ingersoll, civil engineers. Fort Benton,
arrived here Monday and will probably
remain during the week.
Robert Vaughn, one of the successful
horse raisers of Sun river valley, visited
Great Falls this week. Mr. Vaughn has
some of the best thoroughbred stock in
I John A. Willard and James Griffin, of
Minnesota, are here looking after the in
terests of the Sand Coulee Coal Co. They
express great surprise at the extraordin
) ary natural resources of this part of Mon
3 tana, and especially the agricultural ca
pacity of the country. They will return
to Minnesota with new and broader ideas
of this section of the new northwest.
nn on rni rn rr r I
l l IS ectr,°fj H
t An A 1. good While Shirt, full width.
f French faced sleeves, everlasting back
stay, linen bosom and bands, overstitch
50c. eacl, 6 for $3.
t COLLARS, 15c. CUFFS, 200.
best quality linen, extra heavy, 4-ply.
Warranted. All new styles.
M~Iy 85c. W/ite 33irt
I is warranted Wamsutta Muslin, 2100
linen in bosom, French sleeves, ever
2 lasting back stay, seams felled and
r overstitched, cut full. The best Shirt
1 money can produce.
Send a sample order.
HELENA, M. T.
. L. HULL.
© and Builder.
a Plans and Specifications for any De
a sired Bailding Furnished.
f Satisfactison Guaranteed on all Con
Sun River, - Mont
ST- LOUIS HOTEL
And Bon Ton Restaurant,
Main Street, Helena
FIRST CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT.
S. Slusher, - - Proprietor.
H PROLFE W F PAiER
ROLFE & PARKER,
Attorneys & Counselors
GRIFFITH & INGERSOLL,
Civil Engiteers & DeD. U, S.
Mineral & Land Surveyors,
irrigating dltch2s and ranch surveys a pecialty.
OPFFICS: GREAT rALLS t BENTON.
All parties knowing th(.mcelves indehtrd to
the Sun River Bridge Co., for toll, are requet. d
to call and settle for same to April let 1885, with
out further notice.
JNO. T. ATIIEY, Agont.
April 15, 18%5.
W.a ax-in wish t cill attent'on o' all partios
still owing a.ccunts on the bo.)k of (1-o-ge
Steell, Dyns & Murray and G o- . Stdl & Co.,
Sun River, and Georg' SteAll, Ulhdia, Montana.
that we expact s.t .fact)ry settlbmu.t to be
mada without further delay, and sava yourselves
trouble and erpense.
Sun River, Montana.
Jan 27, 185 JOHN T. ATIIEY, Agent.
NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY.
LAND OFFICE AT IELINA,
N otice is hereby given that the fo
scttler ha s filed notice of
final proof in support. f
proof will he
. ADKINSON,. Register.
Notice of Final Entry.
LAND OPWIo AT HELrNA, M T.
NOTICE is hereby given that the following.
nared settler has tiled notice of his inten
tion to makefinal proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made before T. G.
Woods, Notary Public in end for Lewis and
Clarke county, Montana, at Florence, M T, on
Lucien H. Bailey, who made Pre-emption D. 8.
No. 6861 for the EIt of NE1~ of 8W'~, NtlE 8iE
NW4, see 32. township I9 N of 7 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous rmsidence pon. and oultivation of,
said land via: Nelson J Sinaleton, James B Mc..
Donald, John Terral and William Felty. all of
Augusta, M T.
F. ADKINSON, Register.
Notice of Final Entry.
Land Offic at nelena. Mnt:na, I
April 2D, 1885. "
NOTICE is hereby jvrn that the following
named settler has aled noticeof his intention
to make final proof in support of his claim, snd
that said proof hill be made before the Register
and Receiver of tfh U. S. L.nd office at elena,.
Montan, T. on June , 1885, vis:
John P Austin, who made homestead applies.
' 8 No .8 for the S1 NWt i% SW~, see 2,
-awanlp 7. N of RBI W.
-s names itefolowingi witanesa toprove his
eiutinuousresidenoe upLon, and cuLtivation of,
said Land, vie: Chas Tripnet, of Chestnut, Thos
L (lerham, Wm McKee and ALvin odson, of
F. ADEINSON. Register.
Notice of Final Entry.
aInd Offie at Haa.I . Montana,
NOTCEn a hereby maen that the followaing
nammsd stt .r hal l.otioso.af lsintemato
eo make sinal f in pPort of bsclaim andW
that said tof lonaite nbefore to poP 1 ,
Notir Pblioin snd forLeistaad[ eark.e -.
-ohn, ,who mad homert , as sm.ita!ns
No. 20t3 r 9, Laol I aS 13~
dsf~bas~'J..Rot ··?[ -a...:-.e.-.~~~
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD.
MONTANA STOCK SHIPPERS ATTENTIONI
THIS Company is again in the field seeking for a share of your patronage. Our
line extends from Maple Creek, N. W. T., to Chicago, St. Louis and all points
East. Our stock cars are new and of the latest improved pattern. Our track is
first-class and our trains make fast time. Our yards are large, water laid on. We
furnish fodder at first cost, which makes the price exceptionally cheap, and our
freight rates are low.
You need not fear any trouble with the Customs, as our arrangements are made to
prevent delay or annoyance.
To those who patronized us last season we offer our thanks and ask a repetition of
their favors, and to those who did not favor us in the past we ask you to give '.he
new line a trial this year.
Gen'l Freight Agent,
Bolltt Droned O011
rices on Goods Discon
tinued at the
MONTANA :-: NATIONAL
Bank's Store at Sun River,
A Large and Comiplet Stock to Make Selections from.
Mail Orders From Responsible Parties Solicited.
JNO. T. ATHEY, A'GENT.
Livery, Fead and Sale Stables,
BERKENBUEL & QUAIL, Props.
Main Street, - - Sun Rivoz
BUN RIVER, - - - MONTANA
GENERAL DEALER IN
Bo00o , Stationery, r , Cadis,
Nats, Wall Paper, Be
rket. Smokers should
ail Respectfully Soliitced.
Halvar4 Tlawre, ralute
Irelware, COl & Wool
Cook lit HlOIa ,
Force Pumps, Hose, Etc.
Tin Roofing and Spouting
Sun River, Mont
Bridles, Fanaf, Spurs, Bif, Etc
New Work IVwarrmfactured to Order.
Single Bggie anj, ioble Carriage Harness, Heavy Work Harness, Bitting
and Harness. Gook workmanship guaranteed.
Repar' g Neatly Done. All Work Warranted.
Sun River; . - - Montana
LBTSun River Mont.
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FORT SHAW LIVE STOCK COMPNY.
F GEO. H ;LOT, T' Vnt es le n srholert
P.O. Address-Ft. Shaw, M.T. ý
RANGE--South side of Sun ma rs ) two mdrats iS
Hiorsos brand n left shoulder, Ikrses brad' Loa rIskhish
Also owners of catax branded--,
A. Pambru i.
side rnn river.
E a r marks -
8.ie ss cut
P O Addrca
Ilorses brand same as
Po.t O~tc -
COX & THEBO.
Also L C on left Shoulder.
- on left hip.
P on left hip.
Rlnge-Tetron Will'w Creek and Deep Creek.
P. O. Address-Choteau, Montana.
Well broken Rsddle, draft and buggy hones
constantly on hand and for sale
Will H Clarke.
!1885 SEASON 1885
The f.llowing highly bred trotting and run
ning stallion s will make the season of 18 5 at
VAUGHN'S RANCH, SUN RIVER, MONT
Color-Dark bay; one hind foot whit", small
star on forehe ad, white snip on nos=-; et: nJs 16
hands high; weighs lSl lbs; sired by Blood chie.f.
he by Blood's Black Hawk; dun Susan Jones
(p:cer), by Ashlan Maumbrino, son of Mambrico
Chief. Fee, $.3u season.
Color-A rich snd brown, tan flanks and muzzle;
stands 17,2 hands high; weighs 147tIhs Sired by
General Klno:, Jr., he by General Knox; dam, the
C(hilds mare; bretding unknown.
Fee $25 season.
Color-Bright bay; foaled 1881; one hind foot
white to fetlock; small star in forehead. Sind
býonramul by Almont, dam by Cummings' ion of
H nry Claly,
Color-Bay; foaled 1881, star and small strip in
forehead. both bind and one fore feet white co fet
lock. Sired by Sun Dance, by War Dance he by
Lexingtona: first dim Idlewild by Walnut Bark
Fee 5 season
This Norman stallion is ifrht y r m old, stands
17 hands high, weighs It5oibs; color, dark iron
grays and isin every way a fine rpreseantative
specimen of his race. Fee t25 ason.
All mares not proven with foal can be retrnd
ne;t season free of crge. sares keLpt for ,. r
month. Accidents and escapes at owner.' r.sk.
hut care will be taken to prevent thU same
Seaton Commences May 1st, and Ends
For furthorinformation apply to
Sun River, Mont.
1elna & Benton Stage li
Coach for Helena leaves Sun Riv
er every evening at 8 o'eloek,
except Sunday evening.
Coach for Fort Benton leaves S.n
River every morning. at 4 .-o'
clock, except Monday g
J M POWERS, ra..
O sd all B at ese
Illorse rand; on left shojlder.
F S Ges,.
RAIo - Seeth U
P O Address-
Owner of fal
on left hip
W on left hip
ed same as utt.
P 0 Address
- Florence, M
fAnimal branded same as above on left jaw]
Owner of L band on lift hip.
Ellis & Berkenbule.
Post Office ad
dress, Sun River
half under crop
on left ear.
DUN on left rib.
N on left hip.
The Cochrane Ranche Co.
Main Offiee, Montreal. P i
President.................Hon M H Cochran
Vice-Pre................... James A Cochran
Sec and Treas. .............. J M Browrni
of left ear c
-lp on calve
d R onleft jaw
ble d :wlap and
aesr, N.W. T
lap and down
ad on left
GoDniEr Lavynle, Mawiagr
W. P. Turner& Sons.
Yearling Bulls For Sale
Also owners of the following brands:
WT on left shoulder.
W on left shonld-r
T on left thig Va.
RANQN--O arias Valley.
P.O. Address-Fort Conrad. via Ft. B.ten.
I~t L OXARAR r.
rr.md-d same aseut
Alruow ne r of horses branded on left thigh
Ra between North fork of Sun river asap De
Post ofice-Augusta, Montana
°OR SALE: Well broken saddle, deart an
Also several blooded stallions from 14 to 1
Ed. Mathew.: .