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D. W. TILTON, & CO., Editors & Proprietors. " y Coulnty, ltay she Always be right, But y Country, Right or Wrong." TXE B:-17,50 Ia Bell ?r Tesar ia £Avae
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hea oatana sox
D; W. Tilton, & Co.,
D. W. Tu.row. BUx. R. Dr'ms.
uttico at the City Hook Store, Corner
of Wallace and Jackson Streets.
One copy, one year, - - - - $7.50
'One copy, six months, - . - 4.00
One copy, threemonths, - - - 2.50
rates * Advertlising.
Busines cards, (five lines or la.,) one year $20 00
- , " " ", six months, 15 00
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Quarter column, one year, 60 00
" " six months 45 00
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" " six months, 60 00
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" " six months' 100 00
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Regular advertisers will be allowed to change
quarterly without additional charge.
All business communications should be addressed
to D. W. TILTON A Co., Virgtnia City, M. T.
Job Printing of every description executed in a
Superior manner and at reas.nable rates.
Territorial Officers.
GovmzxoR, SIDNEY EDGERTON, Bannack City;
Aurnon, JOHN S. LOTT.
County Officers of Madison County.
County Commissionerq, JAMEs FERGUS,
" " , J. E. MCCLL'tG.
" " FRED. K. ROOT.
Probate Judge, Taos. C. JONES.
Sheriff, NEIL HowIE.
Treasurer, R. M. HAGAMAN.
Recorder, ROBERT N. HILL.
Assistant Assessor 1st District, JERRY COOK.
aunicipal Officers of Virginia City.
Mayor-P. 8. ProUrs.
Police Magistrate-T. W. Taut.aArnso.
Marshal-Wm. DAscaY.
Clrk--C. J. D. Cuaria.
Attorney-Jonx C. TURK.
Aeessor-'HoMAS PARnson.
StrestComamisioner-H. J. JJoaso..
I~~~~~~~ JOHN l• I lb Il
The regular communications of Virginia City
Lodge, A. F. & A. M., are held on the 2d
and 4th Saturdays in each month.
Alex. DAVIS, Sect'y.
Preaching every Sabbath by Rev. A. M. TORnET,
at 11 A. M. at the Union Church. Sabbath School
t 2 P. M. All are invited to attend.
W. F. Sanders. Jerry Cook.
A TTORNEYS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
S Territory.
W. L. MCMArT.] [W. Y. LovEu..
Attorneys at Law, VirginiaCity, M. T., will promp
tly attend to all professional business entrusted to
their care. 1-3m
W. J. McCormick. W. Y. Pemberton. H. Burns.
McCormick, Pemberton & Burns. •
Attorneys at Law, Virginia City, Montana Territo
try. Office in Content's Corner up-stairs. 1-6m
W. M. STArroRD, R. B. PARROTT, L. W. Boarox,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
Attorneys at Law, Office on Idahe street, opposite
the court house, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Boot & Shoe maker, Virginia City, Montana Ter
ritory. The best of custom work always on hand.
Give me a trial. 1-6m
French Baker, Nevada City, Montana Territory,
would say to his numerous customers that he is al
ways on hand to stuff the mouths of the hungry.
Give him a call. 1-6m
Physician and Surgeon, formerly assistant in the
Hospital du midi in Paris, and attached to the New
York Hoepital, New York-recently from Dubuque,
Iowa. Ofice in Virginia City, opposite the hay
scales, main street. 1-6m
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler. Particular
attention paid to repairing all clamus of watches.
Any part of any watch can be made new at this ee
tablishment, and warranted to give satisfacton..
Cell and examine specimens of Jewelry made from
the native cold. 1-1.
Nevada City, Montana Territory.
LOUIS BELANGEI, - - - - - Paor n.
This hotel is situated on Main street, aad in the
es part of the City. The table supplied wit.lt*e
but the market adord, and the saloon furniaeld
with the beet liquors.
Rooms and beds can be had at reasonable prices.
Charges for board moderae. 2
consolidat Silver Str Company. The owner
b provia sad paying for thisladerae
Scan , the eames at the City Book Stbre,
Viriia . 4-de
ýsý1[ and Imeter ceaihsthy l ** 1*
egula c vy tY cloe, .
ý-tt I x. plans. Captaia.
Wallace street, VirginiaCity, M. T. J. M. Castner
propretor. The oprietor announces to his old
friends and the public generally, that he is sow
prepared to accommodate boards; by the meal, day
or week at low rates. His table furnished with the
best the market affords. 1-ly
Hi Dyeiag ta4 Crtting Done in
TOM. WHITE, Proplietor.
Surgeon Dentist.
Building. Patients visited at their residence
when desired.
rectfrom the manufactories.
Every description ofJewelry manufactured from
the Native Gold. Call, Examine Specimens,
and then judge.
Sign of the MAMMOTH WATCH,
VIRGINIA CITY, Montana Territory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
Office on Cover Street, Viginsa City.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work
one to order. 5-3m
tana Territory. Office, corner of Wallace and
Jackson streets, at J. A. Ming's Store.
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon
South Side of Wallace Street, Va. City
LYONS &WHITE, Proprietors.
3-- y
Idaho street, Virginia City, M. T. James Glen
nall, proprietor. Keeps constantly on hand all
kinds of the best lumber, which will be sold at low
rates. 1-ly
Nevada City, M. T. Patrick Ryan, proprietor.
All persons wishing good bread are requested to
call. Prices low. Also, beer furnished with the
best of drinks. Here is the place to get an honest
loaf, a cake or pie, and "something to wash it
down." 1-6m
F. C. Coiu4eLL, M. D. S. L. F. WARD, M. D
(Successors to)
Office on Jackson Street, below Wallace, Virginia
City, Montana Territory. ly-12
WI S C O ." S I. H0 USNE.
Idaho Street, Opposite Recorder, s
Will give Board and Lodging at $14 00 per week.
Any one who wants warm, comfortable and clean
beds, meals and liquors, let them call and see
Virginia City Council, No. 8, U. L. A.
W ILL meet every Tuesday evening, at 7 o'clock.
TB order of A. M. TORBET, Pres't.
H. J. PALLISON, Secy. 18--t
Corner of Idaho and Jackson 8ts., Vir
ginia City, Montana Territory.
(Formerly of the Planter's House, Hannibal Mo.)
conducted by Wm. Sloan, EBq., having been
enlarged and re-fitted is now open with every facil
ity for the accommodation of Guests sad Bosalers.
Comfortable rooms and beds are provided and the
atble is carefully furnished with the best the mar
ket and seasons afford.
Passengers for the early Stage Coaches can obtain
ood lodgings here and be wakened at the proper
hour. The patronage of the public is rcfuy
solicyted. Wi. A Jro. A. Ski(T
P-tf P.ao .e
Particular attention given to the mal of Live
Stock nad Real Estate, sales of Stoeks of Goods
in Store. Office at th epba , Vr
City, M. T. m-- j
Single ad .1eo ebslm
ad first hels , lsr diop.
T'*e Big Itaia BRattle eam the
1 J" byMr. . U. .ilhr on tahe ocadon of
his benet at theMontana'heatre, March 1, lg,
Ama-" Johnany Comes Maching Home."
Quite lately in the preset year,
noway| Hoopy
The wild alarum reached us lere,
Hooray. Saewbe Theboy.i
That where the Stink-ngw am fs,
The Indians would in battle close;
And we all went down there
To see the savage fray.
inrst trotted out the Brigadier
Hormy! Hoeay I
Brtave Cert-cad in warlike gear,
Hooramy! Sayswho? Theboys!
His jacket red, aad boie-bl.e,
His rank and mettle high, displayed.
And we all went, Ac.
And next in blodming, martial pride,
Hooray I Hooray !
Came gallant Hill, our jovilguide.
Hooray Says who ? The boys ?
He rode elate, and smiling bowed
To cheers from the admiring crowd.
And we all went, Ac.
Then Stonewall George, and Billings fine,
Hooray ! Hooray !
With Major Biedler, wheeled in line;
Hooray! Says who? The boys !
And Parrett, Brown, and Rock(a)fellow
Who never thinks of getting mellow.
And we all went, Ac.
A host of heroes, great and small,
Hooray ! Hooray !
Rushed in, resolved to stand or fall,
Hooray ! Says who? The boys!
And Creighton, Fowler, Ben sad Ming,
Enlarged the grand, imposing string.
And we all went, Ac.
Nor lacked the troop a Doctor Glick,
Hooray! Hooray!
To physic those who might get sick
Hooray ! Says who? The boys !
And Surgeon Crepin, aid to yield
To maimed and mangled on the field.
And we all went, kc.
You should have seen the cavalcade,
Hooray ! Hooray!
And heard the noe and fuss they made,
Hooray ! Says who? The boys!
As down the gulch they galloped hot,
To reach, in time, the fghting spot.
And we all went, &c.
When Stinkingwater's banks they gained,
Hooray ! Hooray !
In vain their flashing eyes they strained.
Hooray! Says who ? The boys !
They could no sign of Indians isee,
Nor scent them in the nipping breese.
And we all went, Ac.
This made them rally round, and think
Hooray ! Hooray !
Some several times, 'twas time to drink ;
Hoomy ! Says who ? The boys!
And drinks revived their ardor so
They soon again were on the go.
And we all went, Ac.
At length they neared a lone wigwam,
Hooray ! Hooray !
Where sat an old chief upon a stone.
Hooray ! Says who ? The boys !
His squaw sad young papooses briht,
Had xoxn, screamming with aright,
As we all went, Ac.
Then boldly spake the Brigadier:
Hooray ooray !
"My noble friend what brings as here ? "
Hooray Says who? The boys 1
" It is to see the Indian fight,
To which we got a kind invite,
And we all came down here
To see the savage fray."
The Indian answered, chuckling deep:
Hooray ! Hooray !
"Me guess you white man sold uam heap :"
Hooray ! Says who? The boys 1
"Good Injun, me-white man-big sly :
Unsartin mighty-me no lie ! "
And we all went, Ac.
Then all the troopers in a trice,
Hooray ! Hooray !
Commenced to smell a thundering mice !
Hooray ! Says who? The boys !
And back in bungling order fell,
Except a few, wjo couldn't well,
And we all came back here
To hide ourselves away.
The news was swiftly noised abroad,
Hooray ! Hooray !
And people, young and old, haw-hawed
Hooray ! Hooray !
To hear how nicely may be sold
The unsophisticated bold,
Who all went down there
To see the savage fray.
Of course excuses soon were born,
Hooray ! Hooray !
For no one wants to own the corn.
Hooray ! Says who ? The boys!
The Brigadier alone confessed:
Hill went of exercise in quest
And they all went down there
On errands by the way .
Says Dr. Glick : "I wasn't beat;
I had to visit Daily Pete,"
And Creighton rode with Crepin staunch,
On " bis " of his, to Lorrain s ranche.
And they all went, Ac.
While as for Parrott, Brown and Rock,
To give our graphic sketch a shock
They tell us: '~Stopyour silly Jest.
We went to Dempsey's by request."
And they all went, Ac.
An thus the clashing stories run :
Ws give the matter pro and com.
You take whichever horn you chooes
We stand prepared to back our muse,
That they all went down there
To s u wa asaGn mA.
PIoDIGra. -J4oh Billings thundiseourses
on " bosses : "Pedigree is not important
for a fast trotting boss; if he can trot fast
never mind the pedigree; there is a'great
nany fast men, even, who ain't got no ped
igree. There aint much art in drivin' a
trottin' hoes; jist hold him back hard, and
holler him ahead hard, that's awl. A hoss
will trot the fastest down hill, espeshla if
the breechin' brakes. Kuller is no criteri
on. I have seen awful mean bosses of awl
kallers exoept green; I never see a mean
one of this keller. Hoeses live tow an ho_
-rabil old age, and I have oftin seen them
that appeared fully prepared for deth. He
thins are always kind to hosses; it is only
among Christian people that a hose has
tsw trot three-mile beets in a hot da, for
*25,000 kenaterit munny. That's so."
It is upwards of twenty-seven yeam sise
the tele wau int put to pratisaI t
hrw tsbie eem r Ledge imnes.
Snvnu Bow, M. T., Feb. 29, 1865.
Enrroe Poert --I cannot hear of anything
very startling to communicate. There are
so murders, no hangings, or aught else to
ereate a wonder, unless people wonder how
we can survive after the-publication in the
Pour of that letter over the signature of
"C. H. 8.," which, to say the least, was
written under a wrong impression, or in
tentionally falsified. I uuat take upon
myself to eareot the genmaan in several
J am * wan Ahim~tatememts Ut
dene, great afstise weould be done.
In speaking of our quarts lodes, he refers
to only two lodes out of the three hundred
that are on record, neither of which are
rated as high as he would lead people to
believe. They are, it is true, as far as
proved, both good leads; but the Mollie
Greyf Ophir No. 2, Grey Eagle, Chicago,
Overland Tuscarora, Sherman, Butte, Pe
dee, Wild Pat, Tarpeian Rock, and scores
of others, are considered equally as good,
the Mollie Grey bearing off the palm.
In speaking of the gulch, he again is in
error in almost every particular. He makes
the gulch so fiat that it is a wonder the
water manages to escape in the direction it
does, running contrary to the laws of na
ture. There is an average fall of six inches
until the canon is reached, where the fall is
very considerable. "C. H. S." has it, too,
that the bed-rock is supposed to be about
twelve feet. Perhaps he is unaware that
"supposes" "guess so," &c., are all left
on the Missouri river, as not being necessa
ry in the mountains. The truth of the mat
ter is, that the bed-rock can be found al
most anywhere in the gulch at a depth of
eight feet, and in some places it is not over
five-nowhere over nine. The expense of
opening claims will not be so large as it is
in Alder gulch, by at least one-half. The
gulch has been pretty well prospected,
notwithstahding the assertion of "C. H.
S." that "two or three shafts have been
sunk." There has been as high as $1 25
obtained to the pan, and out of the guler,
too. Last fall, some work was done, and as
high as two ounces per day to the hand was
en out. There were several claims
worked on in different portions of the gulch,
and none paid less than $12 per day to the
hand. Mr. "C. H. S.," I fear, will be
"greatly disappointed " in our mines, for
we have both rich and extensive diggings.
There has been some work done with rock
ers, and in no instance has less than five
dollars per day been taken out.
Respecting business matters, it is true
that our place, like every mountain town at
this season is very dull, not even the
"whisky shops" doing much, for we of
Silver Bow, unlike our Virginia friends, are
not very partial to institutions of this order.
I do nbt think, however, that there is a
house in Virginia whose sales are larger
than those of Mr. Graves', who is winning
the good-will of the community by his very
liberal and fair dealings, and accommodat
ing and gentlemanly manner.
The "few sanguine ones" who were so
"' perseveringly at work on the drains," had
"C . H. S." counted correctly, he would
have numbered over one hundred and ffty,
and men with as much energy, herhaps, as
the "Summit miners of a year ago." In
concluding my remarks concerning "C. H.
S.'s" statements, I would say, that if his
ideas were not as slow as his ox-team, and
his mind not quite so prejudiced, or if,
perhaps he had not a charter for a toll road,
or bridge, or ferry, or something of the sort
on the Last Chance road, he would hardly
advise people not to come here.
There has been considerable excitement
concerning a charter for this place, granted
to certain parties by our Territorial Legis
lature. A meeting of the citizens was held
on Saturday last, to take measures in oppo
sition thereto, and resolutions of protest
were passed and a committee appointed to
wait upon the Governor to lay the matter
before him. Great indignation is manifest
ed by a few, because they have been out
witted, and they are using every endeavor
to break the charter, if possible, which I
think will hardly be the case.
German gulch yet commands a good deal
of attention, and claimholders are very
sanguine of its proving immensely rich. I
hope they will not be disappointed.
Our whole town is on the qui oive in ex
pectation of a stampede to some new gulch,
of which extravagant stories are afloat.
As soon as possible, I will give you the par
ticulars. Yours, LEAD PaxciL.
SILvar Bow CTY, Feb. 25,j1865.
EDrrOR PosT :-In this land of snow and
wintry weather, where little is done but de
molishing provisions, one can hardly real
ise how gloomy everything appears until
the ordeal has really been paesed. Feeling
somewhat in such a frame of mind, I have
concluded to ask admittance into your
sanctum, and only hope that my humble
effort may not fal to meet your own ap
probation and that of the public. I make
this, my rut attemptat letter writing, sim
ply for the purpose of giving some unvar
nished truth about the prospects of this
g.leh, and the quarta lodes in this vicinity.
This gulch has been creating considerable
excitement, yet no one ean possibly tell the
extent of the hiddeQ wealth contained be
ueath the level depths of this ereek. Al
most ever lam, owner is sangue of reap
ng a qh harvest of the precious mota,
when dlaimi are once pened up. How
ever, there is nothing eertai as yet, but
from the small amount of p ye
don,the gulsh bids fair saar east1 t
oo Theie is, in my opion , bet one
and that is frem the little fall.
!as hope Oa.
1 tospearneo rntiecrl d lodes.
Same tqlo na m eses ae a le ats, that
**Ia was the grood d.4
i ` 4d WWI
d i
held native, and in sulphuret. The Origi
nal lode is good in cepper, with gold and
silver held, in small quantity, in aloy with
the first namedmetal. The hamreek, dis
covered by Mr. MeArthur, is a good lode,
:ontaining silver. Sherman Butte, o. I,
is a lode, bearinggold, and gives indication
of a dirt crevice and it was discoveredby
Graham & Co. The Pedee lode, from an
assay made by E. C. Muessigbrodt, yeilded
the precious metal to the amount of two
hundred and fifty dollars to the ton. It
contains silver held in antimony and iron.
The lode was discovered by Mr. MYArthur.
The Twin lister, Coluania No. 2, OphIr
No. 1, Parrott, Grey Eagle No. 2, Amerian
Flag, Lulu, Bueler, and quite a number of
others that I could name, assay well in gold
and silver respectively. In fact there is
every indication that the mining vicinity
will eventually prove one of the richest
sources from which wealth may be acquired.
As yet nothing has been proven, and
our hepes are only excited by assays made
from shafts on the different leads, varying
from five to twenty-fivefeetin depth. Some
persons here, with fine imaginations, who
are somewhat troubled with a disease called
"Quartz on the brain" maintain the idea
that our new district must be highly praised,
not caring for the plain points of truth, but
coloring the story to meet their ownwishes.
The object is to toll capital into the country.
In my opinion, the speculation is but alot
tery, and I believe that some may draw
prizes, still truth unvarnished should be
given to the public, and speculation urged
only by facts. By this course our district
will the sooner be tested, and its riches
proven. The country is not thoroughly
prospected, and there is room for a great
many rich things to be found yet. There
is but little doing here at present, on ac
count of cold weather and deep snow. The
last excitements were, I believe, the German
gulch stampede, and a meeting of some dis.
affected citizens, called for the purpose of
repealing the act of our legislature relating
to the Silver Bow town incorportion. The
meeting was but a gathering of rabble, who
coming to the conclusion that the legisla
ture would not recognize their act of repeal
adjourned sine die.
The weather still holds its own, and that
own is cold and cutting. Some persons
here endeavored to get up an Indian scare,
but failed entirely.
The morals of our town are good. Fights
do not occur ofterner than one per day, and,
as yet, no one has been shot or killed,
which fact speaks well for the camp. I
must new close. Should this letter meet
with your approval, you can publish it,Iand
if you wish it, I will write again.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
From Last chance Gulch.
I.ELsA, Feb. 18, 1865.
EDITOR PosT :-The trip from Virginia
to Prickly Pear has been well described by
a former correspondent, so that I shall not
enter into a detailed account of the trip.
We left Virginia city at 10 a. m., on Mon
day, February 13th, with a four mule team,
with thirteen passengers and luggage. The
roads were in excellent condition and the
snow not very deep. We arrived at the
crossing of the Jefferson at noon on Thurs
day, and were treated to a capital dinner
at Mr. Rohrbacher's. He is at present
building a good, substantial bridge near the
old crossing,and expects to have it inished
in the course of a month and ready for
travel. This is a much needed improvment.
There was no snow in the valley of the Jef
ferson, and stock, of which there was plen
ty, was in good condition. Ranches line
the road on all the streams from the Jefer
son to the Prickly Pear, with plenty of con
veniences for travellers, and plenty of good
hay for teams. The Boulder valley which
is some five miles wide and ten miles long,
is one of the most beautiful in the Territo
ry. Ranelies are all taken up. Some
splendid leads have been discovered at the
head of the valley, and good diggings
on Boulder and Elkhorn creeks.
Jefferson, the county seat of Jefferson
county, is a place of some eighty houses,
and is a thriving settlement. Near Jefferson,
on Prickly Pear, there are two saw
mills, in process of construction. But lit
tle is known in regard to the richness of
this creek as no one has been able to reach
the bed rock on aecount of the water. But
companies are forming, and during the
coming season it will be thoroughly tested.
Montana, ien miles below Jefferson, is laid
out in good style, and consists of eighty or
one hundred buildings. It is at present
dull, on account of the stampede to Last
T . r. "1 "
Last Chance gulch is seven miles from
Moptana on thb Fart Benten road. The
town, (Helena), is at the month of the
gulch, and is already ahead cf any other
town this side of Virginia. Over one hbr
dred houses already up, and over one hunm
dred in process of construction. Buildings
rent as high as $200 per month and town
lots are held at *200 apleee. T;his galh
is some eight miles in length and I veturem
to say, is the best lookijsulh in theTir
tory. Pine timbdr is abudnt it the
alch and on both sides. Thegalearis
m three to ten rods in widthi,and wag
sn- drive the whole lgtof it as thet-be
tom. But few elaIss .p1 openem madhesr
dtp... W Ore mare l oow. for wiadass
any ·voer so theit car , this Is s
woratk "tn ee sis s.dCha mI s
P11,000 fto 00 faet Otbqis bvd
to sll tfem ,000.t theIsaemeb.no
witk in the h, l fIst Ifseeed ae
th. taps f thehsbirta i
a sorto ewatot fd ap i l rlemsmk0
wit l qport% so theby 0o0" to
*sb..m "sw*
There has beso a himer t of ate
struck within a few weebs, at the
Saratoga is about the beet. From this
nugets have been found as high as
Thia is also deep and is taken out b drift.
ing, and * e dirIts hailed to Ah water a d
alaiced. Thb ea . ten lead is m. The
dirt is ha td faog r to fur ails.
m also eemsmidieda *
It is some tweuty miles h!
i and has an abeadamee at wats, me
nearly every dsy lemw
cTew ar beingf
miners think,* tht m~~b wbith
region in Territory. If this proves of ay
any interest to yo, I will write agi as
some future time. Scul maLg
1rm sa eslaaeam.
IDrroe Post :-I do not make any piteon
sion to be a member of the fraternity the
quill. My vocation lies rather with the
tough and the spade; but every man to
is trade, and as many are intered about
mine, I send you some items that I have
up in my journey to and from the
l atin, oand also during my sty they
where hold one stake and have dr
severa to mark its locality. The valley is
about thirty miles long and from twelve to
to fifteen miles in breadth, containing the
East and West Gallatin rivers, and hextend
ing from the Three Forks of the Jiseourit
to the base of the mountains, or divide be
tween the Gallatin and the Yellowstone.
The son never shone upon a richer or more
beautiful valley in all these mountains
but only ear ago it was untenanted by
any livmg being, except the beeasts of the
chase or the wandering Indian. Now, it
may be said, all the lands suseete of ir
rigation are taken upn and this over
one hundred farms will be cultivated, aveer
aging, in tilled land, over 25 are; some
are from 50 to 100 acres. Wheat and bar
ley are the vegetables, and roots of many
kinds will also be raised in large quaiti.
There is now running, at the head of the
Valley, a saw mill; a grist mill will
be ready to grnd this season I grae is
everywhere and everywhere good. Har is
to be had for the eutting, and, in faot,
nothing has prevented the i of the
entire valley but the want of ee I two
years, I expect that we shall grow enough
to keep Lou Virginia folks eating the year
round. It the Bozeman end of the valley
there is snow ten to fifteen inches in depth;
but the middle and lower end have only
about three incher-there was none till the
last storm. Gallatin needs only a few more
men of the same sort as the present oau
pants, to enable her to compete with the
old settlements in produce and appearance.
Through the valley lies the meet direet
line to Fort Benton, croesing the divide
between the Gallatin range and the Mae*
souri. Neither is the locality deleient in
minerals, for in the Crow Creek country,
at the foot of the valley, and in Confeder
ate Gulch, gold has been discovered, and
the prospects are as rich as in other and
better known localities. Quartz, also is to be
found in the neighborhood, and many leads
have been struck, but as I am a farmer, I
have more to do with "plough in the hand,"
than " Quarts on the Brain."
At another time I may have some infor
mation of a precise kind, as to the extent
of crops, amounat of stock, Ae., whieh I
shall be glad to make publie throegh the
medium of your paper. Till then, good
bye. Yours, &e.,
To Incorporate the Historieal Sooiety of
Be it enacted by the Legislative Aasssmly qf
the Territory of M otaa" , a f/-eu-s ,
¢ 1.-That in order to collet and sa
range facts in regard to the earl hist.7r
of this Territory, the diseoery ofits in,
incidents of the fur trade, de., I e. L
Hoemer,'C. P. HiSi Joihn Oweus.n.
Saart, W. F. Sanders, Maleol Clark, ?
M. Thomp, o, William Graiham. (tralle
Strt, W. W. DelAey Q. L Irvina
acd Charles I. B , their as lates ad
successors are herl madesadeasti.te-d
a body politie under the name and style of
the Historical Society of Montana.
S2.--Said corporation msy hee and u
a common seal, and alter the same astpl
sure; shall have power in it serpe.rn
name to sue and be sued, to contret ad
be contracted with, phed end be aplmda
ln any of the courts of law and equity i
this erritory, and own eeh rea esate a
C r be necessar for the traassetisa
4 3.-The h. . erein named, or
majority of sall ame at sase tia
ad p aes as mybe designated by a il
signe by at leat three i the --sas
named In this eat, to be published b some
uesp in this Teritory, sad dshoesa
and nBos of iii 'whlsk miss..
shall continue i v en ye ee ,or amIl
Othes are eoben i their pies.
S4.-The bard t odrdeas sr a queum
tberea, shall have pwetr tafrmaseek be
laws sad rmammess shall, h tias t
tnls mea - s than nes iM sad ssad
to altver *as "d *tsame`
sure In eem~ae with theri.
ofat 4 tthed ast send the ini d'. s
astehall ental
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eriem boos*. ocumm gw - I qui.
oLme. Uk yeq iy bdIf
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