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Roudy Nountain Husbandmlan.
;OTrmIN is more disagreeable to the flut
mer, when he picks up a paper, to find a
long leader upon economy. The man who
is struggling along without many of the
actual necessaries of life, to say nothing of
the years that have passed since he was able
to enjoy its luxuries, is in a poor mood to
read the suggestions of some kid-gloved
editor upon the necessity of more rigid econ
omy. He looks about the scantily furnished
room, and sees nothing that could be dis
pensed with; his little children that play
around the room are poorly clad; his good
wife, busy with the daily rotation of house
hold duties, is dressed in the simplest man
ner. Unable to see where retrenchment
should begin, he lays the paper down.
Now, economy is a good thing, and should
be practiced by all, especially the laboring
class, and occasional articles on the subject
would not be amiss, provided the writer
knew whereof he was writing. Economy
does not mean downright stinginess-upon
the other hand, many persons are too penu
rious to practice it. It is not economy for
the farmer to rob himself and family of the
comforts of life. A few hours given daily
to recreation and an occasional day to pleas
ure, is usually the means of diffusing more
U1b and activity into many a home, and re
u1lt3 advantageously to the work of the
farm. Economy means that wisdom and
Judgment should be exercised in all things,
in order that no labor be spent in vain. If
you have a new wagon, although you have
purchased it at Grange prices, it is not econ
omy to let it stand in the sun simply because
it would cost a few days' labor and i' few
dollars' worth of lumber to prepare a shel
ter for it. If you have a good team, it is
neither good Judgment nor economy to keep
them on half rations because grain is selling
at a good price.
SLet newspaper men, who are so apt to
think, (in the matter of advice,) that "it is
nIQre blessed to give than to receive," re
member that charity should begin at home,
and apply some of their valuable sugges
tions to their own cases, that they may know
whereof they speak.
WBn PUBLISH this week, the North and
So.th railroad bill, as passed at the last ses
sion of the Legislature. The provisions of
this bill are plain and easily understood. It
provides foi the subsidizing of a railroad
from Franklin, .Utah, to a given point in
this Territory.
The first question to be considered by the
tax-payers of this Territory Is, whether or
pot the need of a railroad is so urgent as to
~asldif us in voting a subsidy to any railroad.
The next and equally important question
to be determined is, whether or not; this
road is the proper one to subsidize. The
value of such a lite may be readily estimat
Ad by the useftee of that portion now in
peIration between Franklin and Ogden.
Tf re are many serious objections to the
proposition! It is a subsidy outright, given
to a narrow gauge road, whieh Is impracti
cable and !hadequate for a umpn trunk line;
almost entirely useless 14 wtoter, as shown
by the experience Of th1p winter. It places
us at the mercy of g monopoly, and Is cal
culated to accommo4tte, nd, that imperfect
ly, only a sm#|l1 portiop of the Territory
vwithout the possibility of )ti being, except
to a very !|mite4 extent, a s.urce of revenue
to the ''erritory,
In view of these and many other facts, we
*shall recordt Qer yote North and 8outh rail
m ed sqbsidy, No, believipg that we are serv
hkn the whole Territory by so doing.
.Let the'farmers anti stock-growers, who
are id~ntitled with the country, and who
expect tq nm~te mantan4 their home; those
who are to ter the burden of the taxes,
read for themer is and gather all the infor
mation possible t i the subject; but listen
not to the silver tai gued orators, nor heed
.the advice gIhli in beutifully colored essays
which thos~ .saculaliy interested in the
echewe are U tlelyu o ask you to eodter,
We shall enu4iavor to pr 4t notiPn brut
itis to our r ides, 4qpon tpl~r cool
jdgwment to dcqide the mt import t issia
1T tt 4tory c thIe T'errtQ ,.
GALLATIs CITY, February 23, 1870,
It was with reluctance we mounted our t
horse on Tttesday, .2d, for a tiews-gathering I
and business tour upon the Gallatin. It be
ing a national hollitlday, all business seemed I
suspended for a day of rest, and every conu- I
tenance seemed lighted up with a glow of
present and anticipated pleasure. Two
dances were the order of the evening. We
love fun and frolic, but duty decreed other
wise, so we vaulted into the saddle and were -
offl to gather items to gratify the desire of a
news hungry public, leaving Diamond and
her festivities behind.
It was a beautiful day. The sun glowed
warm, and the road was dry and dusty, the
valley free from snow, while the drifts along
the foot-hills were fast being fanned into
water by the balmy breeze that came steal
ing gently in from the south, as if spring
had come, but the mountain-tops lay wrap
ped in winter's winding-sheet of spotless
white, We found the ice-bridge upon the
river "a little too thin," but passed over inl
safety, and reached A. Macomber's, on
Crow creek, before night. This is a pleas
ant location, and well arranged for the ac
commodation of the traveling public. Mr.
M. is Master of Lone Star Grange, which
position he fills to the entire satisfaction of,
the members. The Grange is in good con
dition, and the membership is gradually in
creasing. It meets regularly at the appoint
ed time, in their new hall, within a few rods
of the Worthy Master's residence.
Once in our eventful life the fates seemed
to decree in our favor, for, though we had
left joy and merriment behind, we found it
on our way. A dance was the order of the
evening, and proved in every way a com
plete success. A goodly number of gallant
beaux and bewitching belles came forth
from Radersburg, St. Louis, Springville and
Centerville, and the surrounding valley was
well represented. The company was not
large, but just large enough to be pleasant.
There were twenty-five ladies in attendance,
and for beauty, we think they would com
pare favorably with those of any portion of
the Territory. There were fifty-two num
bers taken, yet all went away satisfied.
Having "navigated the cumbrous, unwieldy
pedal extremity," (we believe there is a new
quotation, referring to a light, fantastic toe,
but we prefer the old accepted one), partaken.
of -the good things, (for the supper wpsi
gotten up in a manner calculated to please
the most delicate epicure), and enjoyed lov
ing smiles to their heart's content, the party
dispersed, having spent an evening long to
be remembered.
Having rested a couple of hours, we rode
down the creek a few miles, finding the
farmers in good spirits. The good'vweather
was tempting them to begin the season's
labors, and upon one occasion we noticed
a farmer re-setting fence, and digging post
holes, there being no frost in the ground to
We called upon our friend, B. F. Bem
brick, but he had gone fishing. From his
estimable lady, who gave us a cordial wel
come, we learned that he would depart soon
to see after his herd on the Muscleshell. To
wards evening we went to Radersburg, and
found it quiet. We met Mr. Chisholm, of
the News, there, and it is quite likely when
that paper resumes again it will be issued
flom that place. We wish the enterprise
We again rested for the night under the
hospitable roof of friend Macomber. In the
morning we reconnoitered the premises in
search of line stock. We found good and
commodious barns, large ricks of hay, and
some good colts, but nothblg in the way oqf
thoroughbreds except a pair of Berkshire
pigs; and it might be well to mention that
the splendid ham with which Mr. M.'s table
is supplied was of his own raising.
From Crow creek to Warm springs a dis
tance of nine miles, lies as fine a body of
agricultural land as can be found in )on
tana. The warm springs are valuable prop
erty, affording about two hundred inches of
water,' at a temperature of 60 . This water
is utilized In summer for Irrigating, and in
winter for runling a quartz thi, for which
purpose it is just suited, being high enough
to secure good fall, and warm enough to
prevent its freezing.
We stopP~d here a few moments, enjoyed
a pleasant chat with Mr~ rJames Nave, the
ropietozand 1en aproceet;o Gallatin
MR, EtiTOR: I see that the .Madisonian
editor has accused me of passing a compli
ment on him by designating his journal the
"top" paper, in a communication written
by me from the Capital, dated February 3d.
I desire to correct this error through your 4
columns. It isn't you that publishes the
"topl)" paper, Tom. W. II. S.
A resolution has been presented to Con
gress from the Legislature of Minnesota,
asking for such legislation as will provide
for a treaty with the Indians occupying the
country known as the Black hills, so that the
same can be opened to settlement.
II. C. Jewell has been appointed to suc
ceed Geo. B. McCaster as chief of the bu
reau of engraving and printing in the de
partment of the U. S. Treasury.
The Mississippi levee committee will re
port unanimously in favor of appropriating
from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000, in the shape
of a refund of the cotton tax illegally col
lected, to go to the construction of levees.
A bill introduced in the Semite by Sargent
and in the House by, Piper, amendatory to
the silver coinage laws, provides for the
coinage of a new silver dollar equal in
weight and value to two of the present sil
ver half dollars, and proposes to make it a
legal tender for amounts not exceeding
twenty dollars. The bill abolishes the ex
isting legal tender provision regarding trade
dollars. It also provides that silver half
dollars shall be a legal tender for amounts
not exceeding ten dollars, and that the Gov
ernment shall replace without loss to the
holders all abraded silver coins. The new
silver dollar is to be coined on Government
account only.
A bill is before the Senate to confer ex
clusive jurisdiction over Indian reservations
to U. S. courts, and to punish crimes com
mitted by and against Indians. An amend
ment providing that any person found upon
an Indian reservation contrary to law, and
who shall refuse or neglect to remove there
from upon the request of the agent or super
intendent, shall be deemed guilty of misde
meanor, and upon conviction be fined not
exceeding $500, or imprisoned not exceed
ing on year, or both, etc., was agreed toe.
The Farmers' and Traders bank of St.
Louis, has suspended. R. A. Dyer, Cashier,
is defaulter for $30,000 and is missing.
At the Bay District track, near San Fran
cisco, February -~ thl four mile and re
peat race, for the $30,000 purse, was won by
Foster, Rutherford, who was the favorite,
coming in six open lengths behind.
A resolution impeaching Gov. Ames, of
Mississippi, of high crimes and misdemean
ors in office, has been adopted by the Legis
lature of that State.
The counsel for Lieut. Gov. Davis filed a
plea denying the articles of impeachment
against himself.
The Grand Duchess Marie Nicolainena,
sister of the Emperor of Russia, is dead.
At the late election in France the republi
can principles have everywhere been defeat
ed and radicalism is triumphant. The tone
of the Roman Catholic journals is particu
larly despondent.
The amount of bullion withdrawn from
the 'Bank of England on balance, on the
21st, was £20,000.
A Vienna special reports great floods in
Moravia, and that one hundred and twenty
houses were destroyed,
Among the victims of the explosion of
the boiler of the steamship Strathclyde, was
Mrs. Green, daughter of Dion Boucciault.
Official bulletins to Madrid, announce that
the Alfonsists captured, twenty-three cannon
in Estella. The Carlists sacked the city be
fore evacuating it. Geueral Coserta, with
seven battalliots and eleven field pieces, was
routed near Vera, by three Altonsist battal
The jury in the Babcock case returned a
verdict of not guilty.
From the Moxtanwan.
Messrs. Sedmrnu & McGregory have nearly
completed their ditch from Granite creek to
Adobetown, by which they will be enabled
to use the water of t}At stream in ground
slucing their extensi ve claims. The use of
.this water will be a Yvhable aid to~the firm
(i wo.king their groutld, and -yill, amrply "e
pay their enterprise in bringingit on to their
Every day brings reports from the quartz
mining district of improved prospects in the
lodes, and indications of increased activity
in this iml)ortant branch of mining industry
during the coining season. From Bannack,
Trapper. Vipond, and Butte we hear cheering
news, and are assured that if but a tithe of
the. present expectations are realized,
there will be a large augmentation of the
yield from our gold and silver mines, and
that another year yer will see the demonstra
tion of the fact that Montana possesses min
eral-bearing lodes in no whit inferior to those
of the chief bullion producing States and
Territories. Already the shipments from
Philipsburg are marvelous compared with
the former yield from the mines in that regon,
and in a short while their producing capaci
ty will only be limited by the facilities for
treating the ores as they are extracted from
the mines. The failures of the past have
brought experience--dearly bought, in
many instances-and this virtue, which is
proverbially said to "make fools wise," com
bined with energetic effort, will place our
quartz mines in their true light, and devel
op the hidden wealth in our mountains.
Steady, persistant labor, aided by judicious
ly invested capital, are bringing to the light
mines of wealth which would gladden the
eyes of the most sanguine prospector, and
we speak by the card when wie say that the
future of Montana as a mineral-producing
region never appeared more bright than it
does to-day. With the almost daily discov
ery of mines, and their successful working to
encourage us, what may we not predict of
the results of quartz mining in Montana in
the near future?
From the Helena Herald.
Van H. Fisk and bride were last evening
the recipients of a delightful serenade from
the Helena Silver Cornet Band.
Wm. Niedenhoffen, for the past year pro
prietor of the Hot Springs House, near Clan
cy, has removed his family to Butte, where
he will take charge of a new hotel.
From the New North-West.
The How Mill started February 24, on ore
from the Banker lode. It seems to work ex
cellently. It is to crush 50 tons of Banker ore
for Smith & Coughenour. The sound of a
steam whistle is entrancing "music in the
air" to a Butte man.: The town is full of
strangers, among them W. A. Clark, Gran
ville Stuart and R. D. Leggatc, Esqs.
Col. L. W. ,O'Bannon, Superindent,
brought up from the Hope mill at Philip,,
burg Friday, 1195) pounds of silver bdlion
valued at $20,000, the product of 157"tohs of
Hope ore, 97 tons of which was the poor ore
sorted from the 300 tons shipped to St. Lonis
last fall. There are still 1,000 tons on the
dump, 600 tons of which will yield $60 to
$65 per ton, The mill with its inadequate
machinery only saves about 70 or 75 per cent.,
but the furnace and batteries have been over
hauled,' the boiler is new making ample
steam and the mill is crushing 1'2 to 14 tons
per day. Sixteen men are working in the
mines and 12 in the mill.
From the Bozeman Times.
Two hundred soldiers anti fifty citizens
left Fort Ellis, Tuesday, February 22d, for
Fort Pease, to rescue the little garrison of
thirteen citizens who, it is reported, are be
seiged by 1,500 to 2,000 warriors under com
mand of the redoutable Sitting Bull. Two
hundred dollars was raised among the busl
nes men of Bozeman, in less than two houis,
for use of the expedition. Thirty days' ra
tions were taken. Says the Bozeman 'l~mgar
One 12-pounder and one, Gattling gun ao"
company the expedition.
The military at the Post furnish all neces
sary supplies to the citizens that they may
lack, also, all the.transportation.
The best spirit prevails, and the officers
and soldiers at Fort Ellis go into the expedi
tion with a vim, and will give a good accou
of themselves if an opportunity occurs.
Humanity, public justice, every consid
tion, demands a speedy chastisement of
Sioux now eneampQd-near, and threa
Fort Pease; and it should be now setl1
governs the vast regien between
Range and Dakota Territory; wh
the Civil and Miitary or the India
murdering Indians.
The citizens, who accoompany tl
tion are of the right stuff an will. co-ope
rate with the regulars in good fiith and make.
their mark (on the Sioux) if they get a
chance. We understand that, through their
request, LicLt, Jeroýoelrill comnmaud them.

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