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Rocky Mountain husbandman. [volume] (Diamond City, Mont.) 1875-1943, August 23, 1877, Image 7

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.\ corre;pondlent of the Independent, under
ite of the 14th, says that the Indians cont
,iaj( ,d depredlations on horse Prairie -on
then itl. They tirst 'ittacked the ranch of
1liltjgn& Wiu'nters, killuig W. L. Monta
ue, Jut'Ss Smnith anld James Glynn. Mr.
~t'iuters and his brother and Michael Hleron
eIC;IPod ,to the willows. They drove off 70
head of horses belonging to John and Thos.
I'irce. They also droveoff all of Montague
& WiVnei-s' hot'ses, and tWo horses belong
ing to Mlike Heron.
Jlater icounts fromi the samne corr.esponld
,-t .a. tait Alex. Coopers of h[orse prairie
l.l.a, i killed. Hi.s p..er, . ndrew
tle ers, aund Mr. llowa*EW t i nd up
toe leteh nidr ifitdb:P C' Inhi,
but tle Inlit(ns had threateied to' murder
,.ery One on that day.
;ener" IHoward and 300;soldiers werre at
Ij3u.ick h1i the 16if, buyi1g fresh horsesi
an.e supp~lis'. Nearly all theTafrmilies resi
d.ent u Hlorse trairie are in W-Bannauck for
The hostile Nez lPerces have at !ast gone
linvtd tlhe Territorial fiiulits, aind :ar doubt
ls i twnding to join the Sioux. .
TIhe retreathiig Indians initrched acra ss the
Co0rinie road yesterday afternoon. They
were heading up the ,C'Lan5s,.1 oing in:the
lirection of H.Ienry's Lake. 't'hey commit
ted no ,ldredations ini the Vicinil.,y.
Akequrer-left ,.Mliredtih1l,.from Plea4lfiti
`alley to inftormi IIoward about the move
neits of the hotile. '"
[ypecial dislpat.h to the oHerald.]
PLEASýSp AL.tr Aa:x i A.5 . G 1 I8 .tffa. I14
Gei.lbviard arrived I here at ll.a. mn. to
lay. 1e sent a sma:ill' r.'oi ifjn're -last
ight t., he trail over-the ridge.near Henry's
The Indians last night were reporte'd near
try Creek Station and on .,ai.nas I.Ieadows,t
nd some are movin towards Henry's Lake.
Ceuneral IowatPs' whole' command is
oving utp tjli waty,. 'hl advance vill:
.all Dry ('reek to.-night.
lie hlopis to dllay the Indians in front and
rike ltheir rear yet, bu t fearsr thkt with jaad
I aniUUtILs4hat lta've h t ei.ld scrih.mbt hel
:arl l,01' miles Wtithiut "atiu the mh a nIuu
t up tihte enough to givee them a good
ruin.. ;.._-.. .~'--~ ·1.
AT x recent meeting of the citizens of
:er Lol e, hl `follgwjng resolutions were.
lopted :
IRkeat, '"I'hl:tte, enttre action :of llon.
SFld...,t, (verino ., a. .a1lua. i, his
·rnest eiili d r to preveit the pas.sage
;roughrtt ti crtoik of Llle Nez Perce.,
,eh from the scene of thleir miassacres and
hop utt taged)ji.,pur sister Territory of
,ei..r. ru cord. ly~p pprovedl
ljh tens o a thvlley, pi thtt we
l etit e t . . nt
it~th i ih hi flirthidr. elt iea wog
arre- ttts prore , of the iavnages ghow
thin otir borderlt wer ' . f s
1iQ 19ath to leavl the valley; hit was no
rd matter to be persuaded to stay one
- longer. So oin 'cotoipdn viWlt ' itew
le frierhls, I ttmrei. Aýiie to spend the
urth i thle esJoy iea t of. a picnic with
eSiweathouse people riid their neighbors.'
e rounsal selected were a few miles be
SSw ethone cwrtek. 'tda aibout as mnile
tm the home of Charlos, the chief of the
theud Iidiiins ilia grve o( lat' i: tilnes
a clear babbling brook,; which mean
laughin:ly downe frontl St. Lary's
l: alross tlhe benc Eit n ftld ihclito
Bitter Iloot river. A more suitable
Ce could tnot have been selected. The
and was level abid thickly covered with
rowth of gras, and the pines were very
geand stra:ight, running up lM obably a
redfeet without a limb arnd spreadlitig
Swith bushy green tops, nearly touching
n Ojir, making a pleasant shelter from
ehine. From tlh hiur'iof nine until
le, vehicles loaded with men, wothen
childirn, Were continually t rriving un
Uearly.half of ithe resideits of the valley
re "Prll the grouncds, "or a while they
ttered in cl isters about Ithe grove, but as
7y grew older they 1 'comeit more so
ie aUll by Uoo i th e wkl·e party had
r attd in a circle, tid wre pasin
1lU' n the te toleC' ' the day. Final
in a short time a large table had been
spread. Baskets were brought from the
several wagons and their contents emptied
upon the table until It fairly tottered with
its lfeavy load of good things. There were
light bread, boiled hasmtn chickens and tur
key ; there were currants, gooseberries.
raspberries and strawberries, pies, great
piles of them, doughnutKs ecookies, jelly
cakes, confectlbnleries, and great stacks of
pound cakes, whitened and coated, carved
and trimmed as neatly asi,, designed for a
queen's tible. Besides tihee, there was a
great variety of nicknacks ibichl were pal
atable. The desert was large dishes of
delicious strawberries ahrd cream. When all
had eaten until satisfied, there remained
enough to supply a meal for as many more.
This. was left upon the table, and some sev
enty or eighty Indians who had recently art
rived, and were :.tanding about the grounds,
were invited to partake of it. This Wai a
somewhat roniauutlc scene. The ladies and
gentlemen stood back while the indians,; lit
tie and big, old and- young, came forward
and feasted. When all were seated,; in coui
pany with an acquaintance and an old. resi
denter of the valley, .. took a stroll along
the t able. Fl4tsri o-T11-ý, fairnler, oc
cupied the seatt'hld fo i'~drly used, while
next by his side sat PelaWare John., an In
diain who served, in. the fFederal army il
tine of the .rbellion; while by him sat
Plenty of Bear;, a .e lning looking half
Abed Nez. Pere au},i Fathead. He wore a
stovepipe. bart . . :.:rpty :feather in it.
Further down the table sat sohte half dozen
fino-looking. young Indians some of whom
*erp' frieidly ,Nez Perces. These young
felldws were all painted and rigged up in
uaniy style.' Next to them were a younger
lt auldl'ome 9ld men and squaws. Oppo.
:ite gtlety of Bear .were. seated a row of
young damsels, some of whom showed a
oiinslderabte qt the mingling r of races, t he,
C aucasian almost predominating.- Their
namies as told to me were,.Anna, Ann, A c! -
ta, and Maryumphbey. 'Ihe last namned Is
represented to be the daughter 'of the
wealthiest, ;pa 4<n hyeh ej'.co y
?le is plrob ably eighiteen years o age. Ie
features arq lAfzet';tlmhan i.i t Itn'dians, and
hei~ eyes were a sharp brown.,, ýhe..was
dressed in Indian attire, except a lady's
shaLvl i ch.l hu.gg. ove t hhe, shoulders. Her
hair was rather coarse but long and wavy,
and, though braided, it reaicdhed nearly to
her waist. One of out- party saidshe Was
pretty, but the writer is not a jndge. I was
told' isulerable abitt 'her 'relations of
which there were some familiar andtl distitn,
guis~-hed pames counected i but lest I.sl~l(t
fail to'g'ilt correct, I. leave this bit Of lii's
.tory for somne:otlher fellow. When the ln
dians were about throug!, Charlos, the Flat
head clhtlel and hjis fuamily arrited, and were
treaited to"cake and pies and made to feel
welcome. It may seem strange to some
who read this, that Indians should be treat
ed in this manner by the white people. But
when they le:irn more of the Flathead tribe
and their friendliness :toward time settlers,
they will have concluded that they aire de
serving the respect shown them..
Charlos and his father before him have al
ways boapted,:that they and their people.
never have shed the blood of a white per
son. His band who live under him, are and
Ilave been peaceably disposed. Tihey l!aye
lived here ever shice the valley w~is first
known. 'They. are friendly to the people.
Many of them have little farmns of their-aon;
and( some of them have consisderable prop
erty in ihorses and cattle, and are following
the footsteps of the whites by laboring for a
liying and improving their kiowledge. It
is tile custom-oftlhd good people aloiig'tbis
valley to give the Flathea:ds an occas1onal
feast, and the Fourth of July is. as well re
mnembered by them as by most wlite peo
Alter the feast, Mir. J. D. Baggs, dLr.
Moon and some other gentlemen, rigg.4 a
large swing between two trees and the par
ty amused, thnuisolves at swinging and.
jumpinglthe rbpe, while the little boys aMd
youlng Indiains run several foot races, which
added to the pleasantries ot thle day.
The afternoon was well advanced whili.
the crowd dispersed to their homes, and eI
went on my way with treasured thought
of the national holiday, its ple:sniint inci
dents, and the hosiltablo peopIK of sweat
houlse neighborhootl, WiLL
Since my last, the Indian excitement has
quieted down. Governor Potts having de
dlared peace, the people of Jefferaoc vidley
are willing to accept it, and those who.ha4d
removed to Virginia and Butte have re
turned and resumed their daily avocation.
The grassboppers made a raid in the val
ley, but have not done the damage they
might had they have come earlier in the
season. It is true oats have been damaged
considerable on some ranches, but on oth
ers they were scarcely touched. -
Wheat is ready for the sicte, and it will
comnvmerce to rattle to-morrow If there is no
hinderance from bad weather.
Haying is going on lively, and the crop is
claimed by all to L heaavtier on the valley
than common.
I learn that. there is to be a Pomona
Grange organized at Compromise aUll,. in
Madison county. August 18th. All fourth
degree members who can pass the proper
examination in their 'subordinate grange,
are eligible to this degree, and can receive
the same by attending.
Fish Creek, M. T., Aug. 12, 1877.
Tax Northern Pacific Railroad, which
broke the back of Jay-. Cooke & Co., and
hastened the tlnandial crisis under which
the country has suffered ever. sluce, Is itself
dloizpg well. The Eastern and. Western sec
tions built, 585 miles, are in good order, and
last 'year ghve net-earnings of $300,000. The
country along the line is being rapidly set
tied, and lands of the corporation are being
soldfor cash, or exchanged for the bonds of
the corporation. With Increased business
the road must, be completed at no very. dis
tant day. Boston and New England .haVe
an interest in this enterlrise. The wvhole
road from Lake Superior to the' Pacitl4,
will be built as soon as Boston can run a
road, through the Hoosac 'tiinie4 t`to 'JAe
Supenor to meet it; and that.is exactly
what Boston needs.-Newbm.ryport Herald.
i.I'_'.:-. . ,.. :-_. . ... . .. - _. _
SI. 0. ofG. T.
TheI 'followin ig offlcers have be.en duly
elected and installed by Star Lodge No. 2,;
At Pony, M. T., for the term beginiing Au.
gust 1st and ending October 31st.
W, C. T.-A. D.; Weber. ..
W. V. '1'.--Dary H. Reel.
W. S.--A. H. Barret.
W.. F. S.-James T. Allen.
P. W. C. T.-Geo. Byron.
W.'T.-May Alleln,
W. M.t-Geo. T'1'. Sparrell. ..
W. C.-J. N. Sloan.
W. I. G.-Wmn. O'Neal.
W. . 0. G.-Michael Sullivan,
,'An ounce of prevention I worth a pound
of cure," says the olh proverb.. et us ap
ply it to temperance. A long: line of reel
ing, staggering candidates'. for perdition,
150,000 In number, one after another through
the year drop oit of sight and memory.
And still the death march goes on. Is there
any way to.prevent it ?
Why, certainly. I)runkards grow from
moderate drinkers, and moderate drinkers
from the untauglmh or wrongly educated
children of our homes. There is a point
where the stop can be put on, and that is in
the home. Every parent is responsible tor
the. intemperance of his child, it he has not,
by example and precept, done everything
to prevent it. If parents would take as
mijuch Mains to form a pure, healthfuk taste
in their children as they now take, truly
though sometimes unconsciously, to form a
taste for stimulanth , we should see fewer
entering the path that leads to the drunk
.tirs grave.
Diamonud City
Located at the lower end of Mait Street.
Especial attention givei to Stock in charge, M;;
motto is, ''.ol.lI and curry well, and no oharge ox.
cept for what is given."
Stool kept at IIHelena price. For a honse stand
ing to hay over night, 50 (mIati,, antl uthtr charues
in propl ,Mtwl. l.\vry lor'tos at reasonabtle rates.
;$.-.' mA IwIctUI
I e·
3, 4, 3und toes. oases, All watohes fully WWI
ranted for one ye{t.
;.1 klndso fWaft h reyisirtri huont iina worki
mtitlik 2ie4ner, and warranted for one year.
Ladies' Sets in Solid Rnman Oolo Caýýneo,
A Aindhydt. Coral, Oarunct anti Pkart.
Stolid 14 Knxnt Gold
STIJDS,, SLECEVE kTjh'ro s, Xrv,
8i Solid Silver and Plated Forks, Spoons, etc.;i
S Of the best French maa)uAtctuieb '
Special pains taken In fitting Spectacles and k y'e
(4a,4sosi to soease a glss aspited tpthe e o; Order'
from the country fllied with cafre.. % atches and
other. goa sent &eiu selection on'teeeitvinL 1aifthc
toryreferencs. - .. W. 0. G. H *I &
M MtE' M.
1868. J ýs u ISUEI. ", 1868.
SAMWLer. SCjitWPi;!.r . PJW E ;I. ZiJiMA2(YLN .
Nos. 87 and 89'SMaIn street;
This 1 liae is contrua1y located., a1 the! only .kr st
c a sa Bric' acud stone'flotet ihi the city.
sent C. 0. l1 1ior C Ueý i Aý,.,01 ckIa4LVgo paid..
No risk; no htimaba'. Wtfle fortatalo ue. Addlll~ss
#tEAT "V1 WESTECRN U'iVN WOmnc, Pittsbiti~gýF
nlupotter, aud\ireode eof Pure-blooded
A ilcrney *it· Jergey 'Cattle'
Anrd ltrh ciif
P!)RE-lI (901) ANDS II(rd$i-GItADR
Addtressb: LJ*1iW. 1itWltf4I.,
- Camp Baiker._. T,
Spociazl tttelntio llcll to. Colloctionp its all Purt$ at :
the Tlrritory. Ct rM eytuzuc zag pi.'obljly atcen etl tu.
O4Tiee at C.uua43 Clerk'm Offie,
Nov. V5,,l87ýt-tf.
Designate Depository of the United State..
S, T. HzAtSERI, - - - President.
Iu. c, C~t JUtm, - - - 1ice Pweasl.1ela
X~. W h . KNI( , - - - l ..- ashier.
'1. 'i. I3K6iISc IM)T, -.ss't. Cas~hier.
We transact a gen il [anking bwl'*,nloes and bIu3- at
the hiylhe t rates,
;G OLD dv'S'i', COIN,
And LocalScurities; anti sell
ixcbange aild Telegraphic Transfers,:.
Availablein all parts of the United S5tes and Rb(1 i
atlas, Great Hrithin, ireluaw auud the Conti~aeal
Collectlons mardo and pr eecds rreuitted lPromflqtly.
Ilhran. J'nuary ~j. W7U-tr
Xeep constantly fn hand the best q4uit), of
Nearly ollusite tt Hwbhucndinan Omce,
Nov, 25 rut,

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