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PATRONS OF lHUSBANDRY.
Wz cheerfully invite members of our Order to contribute to this department. Short, pointed art - Sfor the good of the Order, news of its progresS, .o-operative business plans, edgation.al interests, ct., especially solicited: D IR E:i C TO R Y. NATIONAL GRANGE. MASTER-JOHN T. JONES, Arkansas. S CRETARY--O. IL KELLX, Louisville, Ky.. TREASURERF,-F M. . McDQWELL, N. Y. TERRITORIAL GRANGE OF MONTANA. MASTER-JOHN JONES, Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. OVERSEER--A. W. SWITZER, Virginia City Madison County. LaECTURER--A. L. CORBLY, Bozeman, Gallatin County. STEWARD-S. B. COPE, Bozeman, Gallatin County. ASSISTANT STEWARD-E. A. MAYNARD, Virginia City, Madison Co. C3aiPLAIN--MRS. A. W. SWITZER, Vir ginia City, Madison County. TREASUREk--_J. .. McFA DFeN,. Center rille, Meagher County. IlCRETARY -P. B. h MI LS, Boulder, Jeffer son County. GATE KEEPER-W. B. McADOW,. B0ze man, Gallatin County. OtRE.--MRS. JOHN JONES, Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. PoMONA---MRS. E. A. MAYNARD,. Vir ginia City, Madison County. FLORA--MRS. W. B. McADOW, Bozeman, Gallatin County. LADY ASSISTANT STEWAND-MRS. G. C. McFADDEN, 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. M, B. COPE, Bozeman, Gallatin Coiunty. BUSINESS AGENT--E. A. MAYNARD, Vir ginia City, Madison County. DISTRICT DEPUTIES. 1stDistrioct---W.. WALLApE. 2d District-A. F. BuRNs. 3d District-P. . B. MILLS. 4th District--A. W; SwI~zRn. 5th District--A. L. CORBLY. Star of the West No. 1-Meets first and third Sat urday. nights of each month. Q. C. McFadden, iaster; J W. Ketnper, Secretary. Bozeman Grange No. 2-Meets W. H..McA4ow, Master; John McCormick, Sec'y. East Gallatin, No. 3-Meets second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. C. L,. Weaver, Master; W. J. Sipe, Secretary. Keystone, No. 4-Meets first and third Wednes 4py evenings of each month. A. Johnson, Master; A. L. Corbly, Secretary. ;Farmington No. 5,-Meets on the third Saturday yevning of each month, at 7 o'clock p. m., from the first ofOctobei t'o the first of April and 2 o'clock, i. m. from the first of April to the first of October. . L. Luce, W. M. B.M M. Daws, Secretary. Elk Grove GrageTNo. 6.-Meets second and fourth turdays n each month. S. B. Cope, Master; Jos. Pum, ecretary. Prickly Pear, No. 7--Meets second and fourth 4aturdays of each month, at half past one o'clock, p.=m. W. L. Milligan, Master; J. H. Jones, Sec'y. Canton Grange, No. 9-Meets Jacob Powers, Master; Moses Doggett, Sec'y. • Riverside Grange No. 10-Meets third Saturday in b~ mo th, Repry Heeb, Master; ,B F. Sauborn, VIuO'rks QGrange No 11-Meets Frank Akin, Master; ,Joseph Burrill, Secretary, Fairview Grange No. 19.-Meets second and *,urth Saturdays in each month. N. M. Farnlm, Master; James Cumnongs, Secretary. Sheridan, No. 14-Meets the first and fourth Tuos day evenings of each ionth. G. T. Lewis, Master; Q. Cowell, Secretary. Corvahs, No. 17-Meets the second and fdurth Sat urda yiis t of t ch month. John B. Catlin, Mas ter; W. ., Harlan, Secretary. Fort Owen, No. 18--4eeta second and fourth Sat tr dy nigrhts of eah month. W. E. Bass, Master; M. D. Fulkerson, Secretary. Flint freek Grange Nlo. 19.-Meets on the last .tUrday in each mq tth. David Burt, Master; J. i. ,Tylor, Secretary lt( lisun, No. 22-Meets the first and third Satur ay nig..tsof each month. E. A. Maynard, Master; . t; . .mith Secretary. Mort.nIanT Valley, No. 23.'-Meets the third Satur ý of each month. J. A. Bailey, Master; P. B. Ione Star.No. 24--Meets every fourth Satulrday night of each month. A. Macomber, Master; W. J. Clark, Secretary. Pleasant Va.lley No. 25--Meets the second and 1burth Saturdays of each month, at 1 o'clock p. m. Stewart Newkirk, Master; Geo. Arnold, Sec'y. Compromise, No. 26--Meets the first and third aturdtye of each mouth, at 1 o'clock, P.xM. B. F. Hia'v4e , Master; J. B. Harvey, Secretary. OUR friends throughout the Territory are requestet,to send us short, pointed acounts of the condition off crops, items in regard to stock, the grange, news, or anything which they think wotld be ,of, i terest.. Short opumuuictions may be writtej, 0q postal PaTRONS will remember that official com ualirations to the Territorial Grange should tipaddressed to P. B. Mills, Boulder Valley 9. Jefferson county`. OFFICE OF SEC'Y TERRITORIAL.GRANGE, BOULDER VALLEY, M. T. Oct.. 2 1876. f I desire to call the attention of: allJ those granges that have not yet reportcdd action on the new constitution and by-laws ., also on the call to assist in liquidating the delin quent expenses of the Territorial, Grange; that itis their duty to do so, without delay.. Some two months have elapsed, since 4. copy of the constitution and the apportionment were sent to each grange, and but very few granges have reported upon either. If any of the grange secretaries failed to receive a copy of the constitution and their apportion ment of the delinquent expenses, they will please notify me. It would greatly assist ms in the discharge of my duties, and I would esteem it a great favor if the officers of the respective granges would be prompt and punctualin forwarding their report im mediately when due. P. B. MILLSi Sec'y Territorial Grange. NUMEROUs inLuiries are being made of late as to what has become ot- the Worthy Master and Lecturer of the Territorial Grange. We have not heard of their being among the granges, nor have we had a line from either of them for so long, that we, like many others, are beginning to wonder what has become of them. Our Worthy Secretary is alive, and at his post, laboring zealously for the prosperity of the Order, as his frequent letter to this department. go to prove., Do uopt the other officers feel the weight of the responsibility resting with theim, and will they sendus a few,lines? We care not whether they are for publication or iot, Would prefer that they, were, but, we desire to hear from them anyhow. There is, also, some inquiry made for our Business Agent. We would be glad to hear from him. In fact, we desire that each grange would send in an occasional letter. This is the proper season to make the grange interesting, and when you have a good meeting, don't fail to communicate the intelligence to your paper, that others, en-. couraged by your good works, may take courage and enter, into the work with re newed activity. THE G~ANGE 4ND POLITICS. The question of Grange influence in poli tics is receiving undte and very unintelli gent consideration from many local politi cal journals at the present time. In some counties it happens are that men who members of the Grange are put in nomination by one or the other of the political parties. Party leaders have, in some instances, mis calculated. They have expected to gain a new element of strength by placing a " Granger " on their ticket, as if the organ ization would, in a body, support such can didate. There is nothing in the principles of the Grange which has the leasi, political significance. Farmers will not support a candidate any quicker simply because he is a "Granger." If he is a worthy man they may give. him more than a party vote because of his indi vidual popularity and his business interests being in common with their own, but they will not be biased in their preference one iota uy Grange ties. Place two farmers in the field, one a rxember of the Grange and his opponent not a member, the outsider *would have Fqual chances.for the, "Grange vote." 'Indeed he would have a better chance for men are sometimes oversensitive about seeming to be influenced by consider ations which are charged as affecting their preferences. But political journals and leaders act un wisely when.they attempt to raise opposi tion to an opponent by proclaiming that he is the " Grangers' candidate.'" If, anything would induce men to permit society. associa tions to influence their choice of candidates, it seems to us that uyjust insinuations and charges would have that effect. The member of the Masonic fraternity who presumes to. control the suff'rages of his brother masons. is looked upon as. an un worthy.member. The patron whq.. makes claim to support because of his position in the Grange is equally culpable, but those who would vote against a man either .be cause he is a mason or a member of the Grange, are equally lacking in an nlatelli gent conception of the scope of those socie ties and act unfairly as well as unwisely. A candidate should stand on his own mer its. Atter giving party principles dce weight voters should select their candidates according to their respective qualifications.. There is as much sense in expecting.the members of a church to support a candidate because he belongs to their church as of ex pecting farmers to vote for. a man because he is a member of the Grange. All the noise made by politicians about the political significance of the Grange amounts to. nothing. We do believe and have freely and frequently expressed our belief that our farming interests are enti tled to fuller representation in our legisla tive halls. We do believe that it would be better for our State and country to have more plain, earnest, sturdy farmer law makers, hence we would say naught to dis courage farmers from the support of farm ers for political offices, but membership in the Grange in no way adds to the qualifica tions or availability of a candidate and we rejoice that such is the case.-Elmira Hus bandman. 'FATURES OF CQ-OPERATION. The distinctive features of true co.opera tionare, :. 1. Self-help and mutual-help. If a man will not work when in health and fair op portunity is his, he may go hungry and naked,. aglc.none need pity. 2. Co-operation means equity. It means that all who, contribute to the common good shall share that good in proportion to what they contribute in sacrifice, risk and work. In other words,.it neans that outside buy ers shall receive returns on their purchases. 3. Co-operation means pay as you go, buy for case absolutely. Co-operation means keeping expenses within known income. It would not incur rent and the expense of attendance, at the rate of two thousand five hundred a year, when it had not trade equal to a cent a day clear income. 5. Co-operation means the absorption of upllriendly competition by not., provoking it. It sells at the same prices as others, and di vides on purchases.-S. I. Bulletin, A GPJEAT ENTERPRISE.-The granges of California and Oregon are takipg a deep in terest in the project of a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Pa cific and Atlantic oceans. 1The granges claim that California and-Oregon .expectc to ship this year a million tons of wheat and barley.. Within a very few years they esti mate that the Pacific coast, including Cali fornia, Oregon and Washington Territory, will be able to ship a million and a half tons of grain annually.. This grain is marketed in Europe, 19,000 miles distant from Cali fornia, and costs $20 per ton. Not only has this immense distance to be traversed, but the treacherous equator must be crossed twice, and the stormy Cape Horn doubled. GRANGE ITEMS. California seemus likely to become the great grange State. In San Francisco the Patrons have char tered the iron ship Dryad, for a direct trip to Liv.erpool. Fifty-one granges in Indiana have saved their members an average of $579.25 to a grange. This is but the beginning. The State Agent of.Pennsylvania i sbuy ing $400,Q00 worth of goods every year. And yet, the " Grange is played out." There are more granges in the United States, than there are lodges of both Odd Fellow.s and .lree Masons in the whole: world. The Patrons of Michigan have sived in nine months, in the single matter of sewing machines, $6,500, by purchasing through their State Agent. A co-operative store in Zanesville, Ky., has been in operation six, months and has declared a dividend of 6 per - cent. There is no question of the success of. co-operation when properly managed. A grand barbecue was held by the Patrons of Carrol!, county, Miss.. on the l1th ult. Worthy Master of the.State Granger. W. L. HIemmingway, delivered an address.. The order is very prosperous in the State. The price of board at Philadelphia which; has been so low during the summer Is now advancing. Patrons, however, are not inter ested, as they have their own arrangements, with lower prices and superior acconmmlda tiolw, "rIE GRANGE WAGON. Thq Grang Wagon is manufactured in St. Louis of thoroughly seasoned timber, well iboned, and put up by experienced and skilled worokmen. We have adopted as our trade mark, '-' The Grange Wagon, P. of II.," which is in monogramt form on the sides of the body. We are the only parties who can mgnuthcture this wagon, and wt caution all parties interested to beware of imitations. None are genuine without " The Grange Wagon, P. of 11." in monogram form on the sides, and our name on the front of the body. RuICES ON. OARD CARIS QR BOAT IN ST. LOUIS : W't with W't with- Price body.. out bo.dy. I'ric 2 3-4 in. Thimble Skein,. light 2-horse, carries 1500 lbs - - 795 lbs. 570 lbs. $55 00 3 in. Thimble Skein, 2 horse, carries 1800 lbs 840 " 615 " 6800 3 1-4 in. Thimble Skein, heavy 2-horse, carries 24001bs. - - 940 " 605 " 8000 3 1-2 in. Thimble skein, 3-h'se.carries32001bs. 1020 " 770 " 62 0( 33-4 in. Thimble Skein, 4-h'se,carries40001bs. 1140 " 865 " 70 f( 11-2 in. iron ax. light 2 h'se, carries 1575 lbs. 810 " 585 " 60 00 15-8 in.iron ax., 2-h'se, carries 2000 lbs. 865 ' 635 '. 64 00 13-4 in. ron ax.,1ight 3-. h'se, carries 2500 lbs. 1000 " 750 '" 68 00 2 in. iron ax., 4.h'se, carries 4000 lbs. - 1240 '" 960 "' 78 00 When bodies are not wanted with above wagons, d duct $12.50 each. W'ght completo. Price. 2 1-4 in. Thimble Skein, 1-h'se 480 lbs. $40 00 21-2 in. , " " 505 1' 42 00 11-4 in. Iron Axle, 1-horse, 510 '' 44 .o 1 5-8 in. ' 530 " 46 00 Pole and double trees for 1-horse wagons extra, $8. Spring seats, $4 50 extra ; Patent brakes, $4 50 extra; bows, 75c per set extra; feed troughs, $1 3o extra; wagon-sheets, heavy, 1Q0F14.feet, $5 50 extra NOTE:--State whether wide of narrow track wagons are waatcd. FJORM OF WA-RRANTT. We warrantrth~Grange Wagon of our brand, sold to to be. well made and of good seasoned 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 purchaser. Wn. ML, P'aics & Co. St. Louis, , 187 . DUMP CARTS. W'ght, complete. Price. 31-2 in. Thimble Skein. 525 lhs. $35 ,(0 33-4 in. " " 550 " 36 00 1 1-3 in. Iron Axle. 525 " 35 "00. 23-in. " 575 ' "' 88 00. SPRING WAGONS. SPRING WAGON, WITH COIMON WJHEELS. 11-8 inch iron Axle, 1 1-2x5-16 inch tire, 3 slfrings (front spring I 1-2x4 inch leaf, hind spring, 11-2x3: inch leaf, ) bed 0 feet 9 in. long by 3 feet 3 in wide, 1 seat ant 1 cushion- With shaft, - - --. - - - . 5 00 With tongue, - - - - - 100 0( With shaft and tongue, - - - - 105 00 1 1-4 inch Iron Axle, with springs and work in pro portion, .$ higher than nbove prices. Weight (complete) boxed, 450. SPRING,WAGOft WL.TIi PATENT WlL2PIE. 11-8 inch Patent Iron Axle, 1 3-8x5-16 inch tire, springs 11-2x5 inoh leaf. and 11-2x3 inchleaf, bed. 6 feet 9 in. long and 3, frit 3 in. wiee, leather dash board, Iseat and 1 cushion- With shaft, - -- ---. $ 0o 00 With tongue, - - - - - 125 00 With shaft and tongue,- - - - 130 (1 11-4 inch Patent Iron Axle, with springs.and.work 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 springs, leather dash board, cushion and fadl, square body, and -finished in good style, - - - $120 00 TOP BUGGY--PATENT WHEELS. 1,inch Patent Iron Axle, 1 1-4x3 inch leaf front spring and 1 1-4x inch. leaf hind spring, leather dash board, cushions and fall, shifting top roof. of top rubber, balance of tep leatlher,, flnmshd in good style, - - - -. $'I00 00 We have our Wagons and Buggies made in St. Louis. They are handsomely finislhed,, and we gu..rantee then to be made of the very beat material. If you want, a Sprng Wagon or Buggy that is.nesat 'na durable, send.us your order. WM. M. PRICE & CO. No. 14 South Commercial St., St. Louis, Mo. DI)jRLOoGE, M. T. January 31, Im87. BRno. R. N. UTHERnLIN: I wish to state for the information of those that wish to order anything through W. HI, Price.& Co., St. Louis, Mo., that I ordered a buggy of them, which gave entire satis faction, both in quality and price. It was., pro-. nounced very cheap by competent judges. Fraternally Yours, PHIL. E. EVANS. Certflcate. It is due to Wx. M. Pa) cE & Co., No. 14 South Commercial street, St Louis, Mo.., to state that I have received the top-buggy, bui)t to order at their shop, which is complete in every particular; and gives entire satisfaction.. It i§the cheapest buggy brought to Helena this summer. Helena, October 20, 1876.' Jos. Honsar. G ILMER, SALISIURY & CO.,. i:wrriers of. UJNIT3EDf 8 AiTES'MAI4L, AND OF Wells, Fargo & Co's Express,. Run a- ine of DAILY Passenger .C6aohes .t~ FRANKIN T-EZrLNUS, Virginia City,. taeer Ledge,. AND TRI-WEEKLY TO Missoula and Fort Benton. For Passenger and Freight Rates apply to ay of the Conyniy A Agents,.