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PATRONS OFU HUSBANDRY.
WE cheerfully invite members of our Order to contributeto this department. Short, pointed arti ales for the good of the Order, news of its progress, eo-operative business plans, educational imtcrests, etc., espeoially solicited. DI IR E C r~ O IL Y. NATIONAL GRANGE. MASTER-JOHN T. JONES, Arkansas. ZECRETARY-O. H. KELLY, Louisville, Ky. TREASURER-F. M. McDOWELL, N. Y. TERRITORIAL GRANGE OF MONTANA. MASTER-JOHN JONES, Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. .OVEISEER-A. W. W.SWITZER, Virginia City ,Madison County. LECTUIREt-A. L. CORBLY, Bozeman, Gallatin County. STEWARD---S. B. COPE, Bozeman, Gallatin County. ASSISTANT STEWARD-E. A. MAYNARD, Virginia City, Madison Co. (OAPLAIN-MRS. A. W. SWITZER) Vir ginia City, Madison County. TREASURER---J. C. McFADDEN, Center ville, Meagher County. aECRETARY-P. B. MILLS, Boulder, Jeffer son County. GATE KEEPER-W. B. McADOW, Boze man, Gallatin County. COREs--MRS. JOHN JONES, Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. POMONA-MRS. E. A. MAYNARD, Vir glunia City, Madison County. PFo0RA--MRS. W. B. McADOW, Bozeman, Gallatin County. LADY ASSISTANT STEWAND-MRS. G. C. McFADDl N, Centerville, Meagher Co. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. JOHN JONES, Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. A; W. SWITZER, Virginia City, Madison County. DAVID BURT, New Chicago, Deer Lodge County. P. B. MILLS, Boulder Valley, Jefferson, Co. A. F. BURNS, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co. G. T. LEWIS Sheridan, Madison County. 8. B. COPE, Bozeman, Gallatin County. BUSINESS AGENT-E. A. MAYNARD, Vir ginia City, Madison County. DISTRICT DEPUTIES. 1st Distristt-WIs. WALLACE. 2d District-A. F. BURNS. 3d District--P. B. MILLS. 4th District-A. W. SWITZER. 5th District-A. L. COR.LY. SUBORDINATE ORANGES. StiarotTheBresetWe· , et-.rstamernf =1 srday nights of each -month. G. C. McFadden, Master; J. W. Kemper, Secretary. Bozeman Grange No. 2--Meets W. H. McAdow, Master; John McCormick, Sec'y. East Gallatin, No. 3-Meets second and fourth. - aturday nights of each month. C. L. Weaver, , .~.tor;. W.,J. Sipe, Secretary. Keystone, No, 4---Meets first and third Wednes day evenings of each month. A. Johnson, Master; A. I. Corbly, Secretary.. ~Fari.i.ton No. 5-Mpets on the third Saturday ienlng f1 each month, at 7 o'clock p. m., ftom the xtt o October to the first of April and 2 o'clock, . R m. from the first of April to the tirst of October. TL. Luce, W. M U. R. M. Daws, Secretary. _ tkGrovo Grange No. 6.-Meets second and fourth t1rdaysin each month. S. B.. Cope, Master; Jos. hItm, Secretary. "Preikly Pear, No. 7-Meets second and fourth sutrdays of each month, at half past one o'clock, p.m. W. L. Milligan, Master; J. H. Jones, Sec'y. toi.a (ihnge, No. 9--Meets Saeehob. owers, 1aster; Moses Doggett, Sec'y. riverslde Grange No. 10--Meets third Saturday in ib month. Henry fIeeb, Master; B. P. Sanborn, --hre . 'lrks, Grange No 11-Meets Prnk A.i. , Master;' Joseph Burrill, Secretary. Fatrview Orange No. 12.--Meets second and iu'th Saturdays in each month. N. M. . Farnum, Master; Jamei Cummings, Secretary. S erl 4a, No. 14-.Meets the first and fourth Tues evenings of each month.. (. T. Lewis, Master; Go,~s, No. 17- ets the second and fourth Sat lta arglhs ofeach. month. John B. Catlin, Mas .rt olW~n., No. 185-Meets second and fourth Sat n c month. W. E. Bass, lMaster; 1at 1 Creek ºrange No. 19.-Meets on the last turdiaylma h month. DavMid Burt, Master; J. Ms..;lson, No: 29-eets the first and third Satur aynIhit of esmh month. B. A. Maynard, Master; ,0; G~d. Sith, Secretary. Muntain Valey, o 23.-Meets the third Satur tf eah month. J. A4 . Bailey, Masteri 1', B. ._e~ccretary, Star No. At-Meets every fourth Saturday ight f each month. A. Maeob.bor, Master; W. 3 C...ak, Secretary. ~ant Valley No. 25-.Meets the second and 8xPrB Saftureays of eacmh, ronth, at 1 o'clock p. in. ewsrti bwkirk, Masterj .eo. ArnoldQ, Sce'y. Compromise, No. 26--Meets the first and third -atur.ayeofteaob mobth, at o'clock, p. A. B. '. Sy, Master) J. B. Harvey, Secretary. OUR friMud throughout the Territory are -rnqueste, to send as short, pointed acamunts of the coindxloa of crops, items in regard to st-.k, the grange, new¶, or anything which btey thinuk would be of hnterest. Short -om niuu catEons may bhe written on postal eartds. xT~t)s will retnenMber tbAt otflclal com IniCt.lonus t ttheTerritorial Gr.ai'ge should , d o P. Bo-. Mills, Boider Valley V 0.. JeQterson cotmty. As winter approaches our grange meet ings will become more interesting. The evenings are long and to meet once a week and employ themselves in the discussion of imiportant and interesting subjects will prove beleticial to every farmer. Let every Pa tron of Husb:ndry resolve to be more punc tual in his or her attendance at the Grange the coming winter. Punctual attendance is the life of our great organizatiour Every member should put in an appearance promptly once every week. Let 'every brother or sister consider himself or herself a cotunittee of one to devise something to make these meeting in teresting,. Will the Patrons of Montana wake once more to the importance of the great work to be per formed. It is the greatest of known organzi zations, the only one devoted to the great industry of farming, and the only one to which the farmers can look for succor. If they do not work together under this great brotherhood, all hope for them in the future is lost. " The gods help those who help themselves." The agriculturists of Ameri ca, aye ! we might say of the entire world, must rely solely upon their own efforts. United, they will rise to power and influ ence; divided in sentiment and purpose, isolated in business, they become the serfs of human kind. We hope that the Granges of Montana may realize the vast interest at stake and rally once again around our holy altar. Let offieers of the Territorial Grange and of the several subordinate granges awaken to their duty. If they will but do this, the farmers' movement in our Territory will take new life and flourish as it never has before. Our meetings will be well attended, and there wvill not be a delinquent grange upon the roll, The present lukewarm condition of our order is solely due.to the carelessness of the officers to whom the work has been in trusted. We do not wish to censure anyone but we do feel that the Grange has been ne glected. There are some exceptions. We could name a number of granges that are an honor to the organization. Their usefulness is felt, alnd they are recognized among the permanent institutions of the land. We have time and again urged our friends to write us short letters as to how the order was 19 iprospei:iig ald but iew have responded, We have urged them to become live, active' members and, though but little has been ac complished, we are not discouraged. We appeal to the farmers again to rally. Let every grange send in its quarterly dues promptly, and commence with tue begin ning of winter to inaugurate a system of en tertainments that will prove interesting and beneficial. THE HIGHER WORK OF THE ORDER. By the 'higher work of the Order is meant all that is not commercial, all that has not money-making for its immediate object. It is educational; and the ptirpose of it is to make farmers more scientific in their agri culture, to retiac their taste, to broaden their sympathies and to-extend their knowledge. The accomplishment of this purpose will enable farmers to labor intelligently and so increase their power for prodtiction. Their efforts will be made more wisely, and will be less Irequently fruitless. Their exertions will be more uniformly and, on the whole, more largely rewarded. Hence, 'while. the higher work of the order is not directly concerned in money-m1alking, it is one of its remoteolojects. So the accomplishinerit of the higher work will, by making them more productive, make them wealthier. Another indirect purpose of the higher work of the order is the wise spending of money. If that intellectual and moral im provement, the effecting of which is the higher work, ever takes place, farmers as a class will have broadei· views regarding the use of money. They will get more, and a better kind of enjoyment, than they do, now from such portions of their wealth as they devote to pleasure, They will realize more fully than they do now, that recreation and idleness are nQt synonymous terms, and that money spent in pleasure is not necessari ly wasted. Their highest .amuspment will not then be a oontnty fair, or a visit to ai neighbor. They will then have learned to enjoy the reading of a' go.o book and the coatemtplation of a f.nie picture; and they w-t appreciate' the wisdom of pttrohasing books and pictures. A profitable Invest ment; and the test of a profitable invest ment will not so frequently be the per cent. per annum it yields. In one of its indirect purposes, the in crease of the fairmers' wealth, the education al is the same as the commercial ; in the other it is supplementary. Moreover the successful accomplishment of the one is de pendent on the successful accomplishments of the others. To extend and carry out the business work of the Order as we expect to, there will have to be some education ; and to succeed in this educational work as large ly as we hope to do, Patrons will need to make more mnoncy. The two branches of the work of the Or der being thus closely related and thus m.u tually dependent, we cannot safely neglect either. Both must be prosecuted vigorous ly. There is, however, a tendency in some quarters to allow the commercial to over ride the educational work. Too much at tention is paid to the business fcature. If either must receive more attention than the other, it should be the educational, for it is much more difficult of accomplishment. It is easy enough to preach good doctrines, but to get people to practice them is always a slow and oftentinme, a hopeless task. For this reason we cannot be too persevering in the educational work of the Order. Some laugh at the idea that an organization could, by inculcating moral precepts, make farmers as a class more honest and just in their dealings with others and among them selves, conult make tlhem readers and thinlk ers, could lead them to surround themselves with comforts; and cnuld induce them to be more systematic and thorough in their farming. If we devote ourselves to both branches of the work, neglecting neither educational nor the commercial, there can be but one result. If we do not allow our energy in the organization and running of co operative stores and in the carrying out of our other business enterprises, to abate. and if we display an equal amount of energy in keeping up our grange meetings and in making them a source of improvement to mind and heart, the noble Order of Patrons will be abundantly successful, educationally and-commercially; and more successful in both respects than it could have been in either, it one had been neglected.- Exchange. GRANGE ITEMS. The Lecturer of the Iowa State Grange is a woman and an unmarried one at that. The Fourth annual meeting of the Cal ifornia State Grange conunenced October 3d. The Indiana State Gralge will hold its next session at Muncie, beginning December 12th. The Overseer of the New IIampshire State Grange is the wife of Master of that State Grange. The next annual meeting of the Missouri State Grange, will be held at Moberly, Ran dolph county. The Inter-State Convention of the P. of II. will meet in Chicngo during session of the National Grange. The Illinois State Grange meets in Deca tur, Macon county, the second Tuesday in December, the 12th. The Grangers' Business Association of California, has chartered( the wheat ship, Glory of the Seas, for £2 17s Gd., Liverpool or Havre. The total business of the Ohio State Grange Agency for 1875, amounted to $1, 206,632.11. Total amount saved to purchas ers below retail $240,725.41. The World says: Texas, Social Point Grange, 629. has passed a resolution to ex pel any member who goes to law with a brother or sister. It is also about to build a Grange hall on a five-acre lot, which will be planted with flowers and fruit trees. Seneca Falls, N. Y. Grange has instituted an order of business to he known as the "Wants " order, in which any member who has an article to dispose of, or who wishes to purchase something, can make it known. It is proving quite acceptable to the Grange. In a late rclrt oat the Ohio Farmer the State agent says : The Agency, with a sup ply house in Cinciial>ti, and a branch in Cleveland, is carried on at the .expense of the Ohio State Grange. Its success is Un paralelled, and business increithig so rap iily it is feared that the expense' necessary to keep it iz run.uing order will exceed the amount of the State Grange fund. It la through this Agency that Patrons have . e cured a direct trade with 4 large class ..f nIanntefturers and producers, anid it is a qucstion well worthy your contiderati(zon whether you will exchatnge this plan of do ing business, for any other method. rTIlE GRANGE W AGCON. The Grange Wagon is manufactured in St. r .n.. of thoroughly seasoned timber, well ir'.o;tcdl aid put tiup by experienced and skilled worrkmen . We I havea(tolted as our trade m'tuk, ' yhe Grai'. Ta gon. 1 . oP . ' which is at 11 grni fortr the sides of the body. We are the only pa.rt'ies •ho caln ilialulanuactire this wagon, and we caution all partihs interested to beware of imitationiUI No are genuino without '" 'The Grange tIatgoan, P. of 11 ,, in monogram lforin on the sides, and our Iname o22 the front of the bodiy. rPI('i.S ON 1OARID CARS OR TOAT IN ST. LOiUI : W't with W't with body. out body. Price 2 3-4 in. Thimble Skein, light 2-horde, carrice 1500 bs - - - 795 lbs. 570 lbs. $55 00 3 in. Thimble Skein, 2 horse, carrinc 1500 lbs 810 "' 65 * 58 31-4 in. Thinble Skein, heavy 2-horse, carries 240010bs. - - 040 " 65 " 0 00 3 1-2 in. Thimble skein, 3-h'c.carries3200lbs. 1020 " 770 '" 62 Of 3 3-4 in. Thimble Skein, 4-h'se,carries400011bs. 1140 " 865 " 70 Of 1 1-2 in. iron ax. light 2 h'se, carries 1575 lbs. 810 " 585 ''" 0 00 i 5-S in.iron ax., 2-.t'e, carries 2000 lbs. 86;5 '' 625 " 4 00 1 3-4 in. iron ax., light 3 h'se, carries 2500 Ilbs. 1000 " 750 '' C8 C) 2 in. Iron ax., 4-h'.e, carries 4000 lbs. - 1210 9t;0 " 78 CO Wl:in oldies are not wanted with above wagons, deduct $12 50 each. SV'ght complete. Price. 21-4 in. Thimble Skein, 1-h'se 4J011b. $40 00 2 1-2 in. " " " 05 ' 42 00 1 1-4 in. Iron Axle, 1-horse, 510 " 44 O 1 5-8 in. ' 530 " 46 00 Pole and double trees for 1-horse wagons extra,, . Spring seats, $4 50 extra; Patent brakes, $4 g extra ; bows, 7s, e er uet extra; feed troughs, $1 so extra; wagon-sheets, heavy, 10x14 feet, $5 50 extra NoTE.--Siale wkhther wide or narrow traet wagonO are wart;ed. FORIM 01 WA\VRRAT. We warrant the Grange W agoil of our brand, eold to to be well made and of good seabone. timber. Any breakage, with ordinary usage, with. in one year from this date, resulting from bad work. manship or defect in material, we agree to have re paired or replaced without cost to purclhaser. St.. A. PloIes & Co. St. Louis, , 187 . DUMP CARTS. W'ght, completo. Price, 3 1-2 in. Thimble Skein. 525 Ilrs. $,5 00 33-4 in. ' ' 550 " 30 04 1 1-3 in. Iron Axle. 525 " 35 00 2 3-4 in. 575 "' ' . SPRING WAGONS. SPRITNG WAGON, WITH COMMON VU'II.EEI.. 1 1-8 inch Iron Axle, 1 1-2x5-16 inch tire, 3 snrlings (front spring I 1-2x4 inch leaf, hind spring, I -'2x inch leaf ) bed 6 feet: in. long by 3 Icet 3 in wide, I seat and I cushion With shaft, - - - - -. . $ 5 4 With tongue, ... cs With shaft and tongue, - - - - 10 1 1-4 inch Iron Axle, with springs and work in pro portion, $5 higher than above priccs. Weight (complete) boxed, 450. SPrIING WAGON, WITII PATENT WIEELS. 1 1-8 inch Patcift Iron Axle, 1 3-8x5-16 inch tire springs 1 1-2x5 inch leaf and 1 1-2x3 inch leaf, bed 6 feet 9 in. long and 3 feet 3 in. wide, leather dash board, lseat and 1 cushion-" With shaft, - - - - - - $120 4 With tongue, - - - - 125 15 With shaft and tongue, - - - - 130'4 11-4 inch Patent Iron Axle, with springs and wodi in proportion, $5 higher than above paices Weight (complete) boxed, 400. BUGGIES. OPEN TOP BUGGY-PATENT WHEELS. 1 inch Patent Iron Axle, 1 1-4x3 inch leaf sprli leather dash board, cushion and fall, square body and finished in good style, - - - $120 TOP DUCGY-PATENT WHEELS. 1 inch Patent Iron Axnk,1 1-4x3 inch leaf front sp~ling and 1 1-4x4 inch leaf hind spring, leather dash board, cushions and fall, shifting top, roo of top rubber, balance of top leather, finished in good style, - - - - - - $200 00 We have our Wagons and Buggies made in St. Louis. They are handsomely linished, and vw guarantee them to be made of the very best material, If you want a Spring Wagon or Buggy that is ue t mnin durable, send us your order. WM. M. PRICE & CO. No. 14 South Commercial St., St. Louis, Mg. DEEIrLoDGE, M. T. January 31, 16. Bno. R. N. SrUIEIuLIN: I wish to state for tb information of those that wish to order anythirht through W. II. Price & Co., St. Louis, Mo., thatI ordered a buggy of them, which gave entire sat*i faction, both in quality and price. It was pro nounced very cheap by competent judges. Fraternally Yours, PHIL. E. AN8. GILMER, SALISBUR Y & CO., , Carriers of UNITED STA.TE s' 1 1iAIL,, AND O' Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Ran a Lino of DAILY Passenger Coachei* to FUAINK.N TR3UMLNUS, Virginia City, Deer L od9'n AND TlI " WEEKLT T6 Mlataouhla and Fort Bear tolV Por Passenger anti Freight rates apply to a 7 of this Coin<a's A 4gcn