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LITTLE PRICKLY PEAR May 3, 1876. We write frm Mr. G. Greeser's farm, which we reached on the morning of May 3d, having left Helena in the afternoon of the same day. Our route to this point was up Seven-mile and over a low divide by Sil ver City, in a north-west direction from HIelena. Silver City, like many other cities in Mon tana, is not so much of a city after all, as its name indicates. Take from it one store, two or three dwellings, and a medium-sized hotel, and there would be nothing left to distinguish it from an ordinary ranch, ex cept the signs still remaining of two old hotels, and judging from the reading on them there must have been a scarcity of hotel names in the days of '64, as well as considerable rivalry in the hotel business, as they both had the same name. This place was once the county seat of Lewis and Clark county. Silver creek, upon whose banks this little metropolis is situated, is, we believe, where the first mines of any note in this section, were struck iq the fall of 1864. Though no large clean-ups have ever been made here. the creek has furnished employment for quite a number of miners during the sum mer season. ever since their discovery. Mr. Grecser is on old-time miner of Con federate gulch, and has many warm friends among our readers, who will learn of his whereabouts with pleasure. For four or five years past he has been engaged in farming and stock-growing. His efforts to raise grain have been very unsuccessful, the grasshop pers having destroyed his entire crop for three successive years. The last two years he has devoted his attention principally to stock and dairying, in which he has been quite successful. IHe is now milking only twelve or fourteen cows, but expects to milk as many more in a few weeks. He has one milch cow which gives twenty-eight quarts of milk daily, and from which he has made twelve pounds of butter per week. We noticed a very likely heiter, which was suckling a calf and giving milk from six teats, and yielding four galons daily. Mr. G. has about two hundred acres of land un der fence, sixty actes of which is excellent hay land. - It is cut in two by the Prickly Pear, upon which there is a thick growth of willows one-fourth of a mile in width, form ing a good shelter for stock in winter. This ranch, however, is only one of a dozen which are similarly situated. The valley is about twenty miles in length and from two to six miles in width, and con tains in all, ten or twelve farms. The soil is deep and clear of rocks, and there are many excellent springs rising at the foot of the mountains, rendering irrigating an easy matter. This settlement has a school-house in which they have school occasionally. The farmers here are turning their atten tion principally to stock-raising, chief among whom are Messrs. Dennison, Duffey, Ral ston and Greeser. The famous thoroughbred bull, Red Cloud, the property of Dr. Frary, of Helena, was wintered by Mr. Peterson, whose ranch is a few miles above on this valley. DEARBORN CROSSING, May 5. Leaving Mr. Greeser's, we passed down the Prickly Pear two or three miles to whene the hills close in and form a canyon, through which the Helena and Benton road has been built. We cannot leave this valley without noticing M. John Duffey's ranch, which is situated up near the hills on the east side and nearthe road. An excellent spring of cold, clear water bursts out from the side of the hill and circles away down to the creek below, making one of the most desirable places for a dairy ranch that we have seen. The soil is deep and slopes off just enough to be irrigated with ease. With this ranch enclosed with a good fence, a comfortable dwelling house, a dairy herd to feed upon the rolling .bills that fence it in and some other comforts which may be h.d, who would wish a better home. Descendfug the canyon six miles, where the hills open out on either side, forming a basin about one mile wide by some two or three liles leng, we came to the olfd Clark rancl,~,. bis ranch, webelire, was about the first settled in Montana. It was located by Maeor Clark, who was one of the first white mep that ever madAe his home In these mOUl.tans Thie amue cabin that were built by him in the fall of 1862, still stand. These premises are now owned by Mr. James Fergus, who by the way, is one of Lewis and Clark county's foremost farmers. The house has undergone some repairs since we first saw it, eleven years ago. It has an appearance of comfort which would have seemed out of place in those days. The red man, who was by force of circumstances, our companion then, and a professed and trusted friend of Mr. Clark, has proved not to be a friend after all. Two sons and an ac complished daughter are left alone in the world and mourn the loss of a kind father, while the country deplores the loss of a respected citizen, and the guilty traitor roams at will among his kindred, the Black foot tribe, in the north. Where he danced his war dance and chased the wild antelope, there is now a farm, and on the spot where his tepas stood, has been erected a comfort able home, in which the weary and hungry traveler can get a meal that he will relish and a comfortable place to rest. Mr. F. is extensively engaged in stock-raising and dairying, finding a ready market for his but ter among the travelers who pass along the Benton road. Mr. Fergus was absent from home, and we did not find the way to the quarters of the celebrated stallion, "Dime," which is the property of Mr. F., he having purchased him a few weeks since from Mr. C. Barr Smith, of Meagher county. Mr. F. has a band of brood mares which he finds quite profitable. His herd of horses and mares number about one hundred head, together with some very good mules which he has raised. We noticed one large three year-old mule in his team which had only been harnessed a few times. It was as gen tle and kind, and kept up its part of the load as well as an old work animal. Leaving Mr. F.'s our route lay through the main Prickly Pear canyon, over the King & Gillette toll road. This, we are Ia formed, is now a county road, the charter having expired some time since. The build ing of this road through the canyon, twelve or fourteen miles.in length, with many tres tle bridges and several miles ot grade cut, in most places, through solid rock, in the early` days of the Territory, when wages Were five. to six dollars per day, was one of the most difficult undertakings that has been carried out in the Territory, and Messrs K. & G. well deserve the thanks of every person who, passes over the road. A steam saw mill is located on this road, two miles above Dog creek, and is turning out about five thousand feet of lumber daily, which barely supplies the demand. This mill is the property. of Messrs. Steel & Ad ams. At Dog creek, where we remember hav ing spent days in working teams over the trail, in 1866, a new station has been built, and Mr. Kisselpaugh, who is the proprietor, is putting it in readiness for the entertain ment of travelers. It is soon to be the home station for the stage line. Passing out of the canyon, two miles from Kenedy's old station, brought us to Rock creek. Here we halted to read the sign "h-a-l-f-w-a-y h-o-u-s-e-and as we had got half way early in the day, naturally concluded that we could make the other half with ease, so we passed on four miles further to Moore Bros'. hotel. This house is pleasantly located and has a landlord who knows how to make a traveler comfortable. These gentlemen have already put in their crop and were just finishing their fence. Their farm is one of the best we have seen in the country. They raised last season, on a half acre of ground, 9,670 pounds of po* tatoes. Two miles from this place we turned off a few miles to the left and took a look at Mr. Coopert's flock of sheep. The flock numbers one thousapd one hundred head of ewes, half of which have lambs, and are hn fine condition. On our road across the hills from Mr. CO.'s camp, we passed a coaI vein which, has recently been discovered by Mr. L. Marcott. But little work has been done, yet enough is already known to prove that it is a valua ble discovery. The vein is twelve or ftur teen inches thick, and runs e4trlr: perpen dicularly into the hill. At the erosalng O( th. earborn we met Mr. Melot, who is building a ane, large hotel and store. His hose wil lBe, when finished, the largest and ihest on the rad. Hesla huildlgrit of lumbea rwith a thick paper lining between the studding and weather-boarding, and finished with plaster ing inside. Mr. Melot is one of the oldest residents that Montana now has, haying I come to this country and settled near Deer Lodge in the summer of 1861. In the early days of gold discoveries, fortune smiled up- I on him, and he accumulated considerable of the valuable, which he invested in cattle and mares, and has since lived and enjoyed rural life min Deer Lodge county. His efforts to live the life of a granger and till the soil not having proved just what he hoped-he having sunk several thousand dollars in the business-determined to sell off his cattle, and has now located at the Dearborn cross ing, retaining a band of brood mares, some of which are very large and fine. In a few days his sign will be swinging in front of the best furnished house in this section, where the traveler can be served to suit his own wishes. Wr.L. FRED J. KIESEL & CO. Forwarders for M1XOTITANA AND IDAHO CORINNE, - - - UTAH. Mark goods CARE' F. J. K & CO., CORINNE, UTAH. May 4, 1876-24-6m. LEOPOLD MARKS, Sole Proprietor of the CALIFOt1NIA. STORtE, Begs leave to announce to his friends and patrons that he has still on hand as large a stock as ever, consisting in part of a Full Line of Ready-made Clothing, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, As complete a stock as ever was, or is now in Meagher County. A full and large assortment of DRY Q0ODS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS LADIES' AND MISSES SHOES And anything that may be called for. In the IQ • Fa+ n . .. Cannot becompeted with by any business house in the- County. 1 have a veryxfrge stock ond hand, and anything thatI cannot ftunish in this line cannot be had in the Territory. WINES AND LIQUORS, TOBACCO AND CIGARS. I always keep a large assortment of the best brands, and sell them at the lowest figures. My stoekof PATENT MEDICINES Is also complete. In fact, I keep any and every thing that canbe found in a FIRST CLASS ESTABLISHMENT, And intend to sell them at the lowest prfbes. I will make no more discount to those who buy for cash than those whom I credit. I Treat all Alike And will not sell goods to those whom I think will not pay, consequently, those who buy on credit will pay no more than cash buyers. E ~O NOT INTEND TO BE UNDERSOLD. Give me a call and satisfy yourselves. LEOPOLD- MARKS. * January 6th, 1876.-tf. BF. F MARSH, U. 8. DEPUTY INERALb SURVEYORB, HELENA, - - - MONTANA. OTICE TO MINERS.L United States Land Oflce j Heleni, Montana, May 6, 1876. James Perkin whose post of81e addrees is Can ton Meagher Couity, M. T. hsethi sayled his aica¶tion tenteras odagri lthadl er t'e Fi H omestad ,lawsthe north southwest quarter and the soutbesat qawsrt4 of the' noa14zwe. section one in towns np~m seven norm thu, rsag Notice fs hereby gtves.tat ~ h..ing wil Wba._.,t thisotgee on th~etentb day of .Jwe,A. I):.:.e87 ( it ,lo o'tocka~mto do as toe tohub. s I or non.aihieral of inshid landt. .,tih! mony to tbe used ulpon said hering wlUi *sbe sore egist~r and eceier,. oen the. y that there are no lgwn miners, ..Z l prov.zmentZ uol.n said lsnd..J ....,R -,i,- r. ah J geed1. egstr T, l.,RANGE WAGOiN. The Grange Wagon is manuiketured in St. Louis of thoroughly seasoned timber, well ironed, and put up by eperien~ced and skilled: workmen. We have aoptedas our trade mark, " The Grange Wageon, P. of IH.," which is iu.monogran form ot the sides of the body. We are the only partieawh. can manufacture this wagon, and we caution all parties interested to beware of imitations. None are genuine without " The Grange Wagon, P. of S. ' in monogram form on the sides, and our name on the front of the body. PRICE. ON BOARD CARS OR BOAT IN ST. LOUIS W'twith W't with body. outbody. 2 3-4 In. Thimble Skein, light 2-horse, carries 1500 lba - - 795 jbs. 570 lbe. $06 00 3 in. Thimble Skein, 2 horse, carries 1800 hs 840 " 615 " . , 3 1-4 in. Thimble Skeiu, heavy 2-horse, carries 2400bs. - - 940 '" 68 " 6 Q 3 1-2 in. Thimble skein, 3-h'se.carries82001be. 1020 " 77Q( * .g8e 3 34in. Thimble Skein, 4-h'se,carries40001bs. 1140 " 865 " 70'QC 11-2 in. iron ax. light - h'se, carries 1576 lbs. 810 " 85 " 0 15-8 in.iron ax.,.2-h'se, carries 9000 lbs, 865 " 685 " 6406 13-4 in. iron ax., light 8 h'se carries2500lbs. 1000 " 780" 68 00 2 in. irom ai., 4-h'se, carries 4000 lbs. - 1240 " 960 78 0 When bodies are not wanted with above wagons, deduct $12 50 each. W'ghteomplete. Price. 21-4 in. Thimble Skein, 1-h'se 480 bse. - 40. . 21-2 in. " i" " " 505 "a 4*00 11-4 in. Iron Axle,,1-horse,. 8518 " 44 0 1 5-8 in. " " 30" 48 00 Pole and double trees for 1-horse wagons extra . Spring seats $4 50 extra; Patent brakes, 4 580 extra ; bows, 75o per set extra teed tropghs, $150 extra; wagon-sheets, heavy, o10x14 feet, $650 extra. LNoT.--Stts woethW w)ide or narrow,'treat wagoen are wanted. WORM OF WANR.RT, We warrant the Orange Wagon of our brand,d to to be well made and o, good s68sontl ed timber. Any breakage, With ~ ar usage, with in one year from thip date, resulting from bad work manship or defect in material, we agree to have re paired or replaced withou cost topurchas., St.Louis, , 187. DITMP CARTS. S1-2 In. Thfmble Lkein, W'ght,51 ,ete. P . 3 8-4 in. " " 50 ". a-0 11-8 in. Iron Axle. 52 " 86 - S23-4in. ' . '675. * 38 p(1 SPRING WAGONS. SPRBNG WAGON, 'WITH COMMON WUIELS. 11-8 inch Iron Axle, 11-2x5-10 inch tire 8 a z (front spring 11-2x4 inch leaf, hind sp rit II-6 inch leaf ) bed 6feet9 in. lag gby f8etGi wide, 1 seat andl cshion- With shaft, - - - - - - $ 00 With tonue tonne - - .. 00 Witksha-friidtongue, -. - *. . - I'. .0 11 4inch Iron Axle, with springs andwbrk lplytO 1 portion, $5,higher than above pres. Weight (omplete) bxea ., ,... "Y eia wAGON, WITH PATrErT Vime. 114.8. h Patent Iron- t 1.Axle, Ir8-'·lr ti-- , springs 11-2x5 I-ch, leaf and I'.O.2 : le, bed t feet9 in. long 5d 1t1 t8 al. " ý,s ýee Sdash board, lsoeat_ anT 1 clsahion--, With shaft,-n - - - 6iO00 With tongue, - - - - , 1--- - With shataxnd togue,~ - * ..... 1 0 00 11-4 inch Patent Iron Axle with. Qr and wO.p. Sin proportion, $85 hlgher than abve se - Weight (complete) boxed, 400. a BQUG G;IES. OPR TOP BUGGy-ZrT T lrH* 1 inch Patent Iron Axle, 'I 1-4k&! l leaf :pr ,, leather dash board, ushionand fall, squarebod and finished in good style, - - - $120 TOP BUGGY--PATENT WUALSB I1 inch Patent Iron Axle, 1, 1 Inch eafftllnt Ssin and 1 1-4x4 inoh l.1,d p. gl _ter of tO? rubber, balance of top jeather, good yle, - - - - - 00 We have our Wagons and Bu A's de in tt. Louis.. They are handsomely shd wee guarantee them to be made of the very b tel If you want a Spring Wagonrutiggy that is neat: and durable, send us youi oruer.. Wi.M.1. PRICE - ACO No.14 South Commercial St.,St. Louis, . DEEn LODGE, M. T. Jab]. 1&, . .Bao. R. N. SuoamN: I wl.sh tfrti the information of those that wish t% od ar i throngh W. H. Price & Co., St.L o..u tt 1 ordered a buggy of thet , whieh ,ve dtireMis-: h faction, both quality and prio. It was pro noeaed very chep by coy petent ju -e Fraternally Yours PHL. EVANS, OTICE" Towhom it may once: tl fatoeertif, tat I do hereby relinquish allcontroiover m o ,e.l lam J. O'Xern, and I do rthrmst gme thanen collect hise own wages ,ad b as a a:otkibUa ness he may think proper, aD htve m r e e, sc- e . cruing frbm such busine . firteli5 4teeat an person may haven apeect rigto trade do bu iness with the said WllauT/7 O'Uera,withoht be ing molested by me. I IUrdVr state that 'illao& pay any debts that h~eaiyW e2ntraet, or.bbound by any agreement thathae atmakeafter t date,' Signed in preeetoe of GBrge Slgg, · Canton, Aril s vge Sigge,, NOTICIE TO INERM. , uniLted States is@Otee. - Helmn, Montana, April19S, 1876. , aer county, .ontasau tlh tla\is Q t aost4*eatqutsr and neithet. rintwhii-nt tdEtenowtt Sfive east, which ad i ,t en.e h iat v t eey id lnad. and ast.Iat i U. . 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