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R. N. SUTHERLIN, Editor. THURSDAY, 1MARCHI 14, 1575. THE condition of the stock interests of our Territory is yearly improving. A short time ago cattle of all xinds were a drug on our markets. No outlet had been opened for beef, and none it was believed could ev er be. Home consumption did not require half of our annual product. Our grown steers roamed at large over our valleys, and their owners paid taxes on them while they were not increasing. Men who had gone into the business when prices were high, paying heavy interest for capital to operate on, were failing on all sides. Stock cattle of every description were oflered o:a the market, but there were 11no buyers. Prices camee down--tlown-unlltil first-class stock cattle would scarcely bring $10 per head on an average. But time has brought a change. T1ihe road to the States has been op)ened1, and(1 p)roven practicable, buyers having; learnedl the way thither and driven out our beef, the great cities have learned( of its quality which has brought it in dem',and. Prices have become bouyant and steek cattle are rapidly growing in demand. The prospect for selling beef at i'ood prices is better this season than ever. An unus.ually large nun ber of letters of inquiry have been received in the Territory this season, all of. which having received a favorable report, there will no doubt be a large number of buyers il the Territory this summer, and prices will, we think, advance somewhat in conse quencc of the lively comnpetition likely to e_,ISuc-. .- - --. .. .. . . - € . r r ". .. .... 'l'iiT: Iiou0e Committee ont Agriculture is now considering a ucw cattle bill, gotten up by the hnunmanitarians of the country, whlieh provides that live stock in transit oin rail roads, steamboats, etc,, shall be led and watered every twenty four hours, and where such conveniences are not to be had on board of cars or boats, that the stock must be let out at stock yards by the way and supplied with these essentials, a:lu sub jects the transp!)ortatlon company, owner, or custodian to heavy lines or imprlisonment or )ot(hi, for failure to comply with such regu lations. Most of the stock and agricultural journals of the country favor the bill on the score of humanity, though soime claim that it is in the interest of some company holding a patent on a "palace cattle car." We should very mu(ch regret to see any measure adopt ed that will increase the cost of transporta tion, yet something should certainly be done in behalf of the poor d(umb brutes, which, under the present regulations are subljected to the most barbarous cruelties. The lahilaithliropist, Htenry Ber.tg, is alone urging the bill against the combined in tinenee of transplortation compatnies. But the public spirit of the whole country being in favor of the p.lhilanthroplist, he will most likely carry the measure at least before the collliittee. BUT a short time ago the capitalists of the country were imuch alarnlmed abot the money question. A majority of the jour nals and business men opposed the passage of the silver bill, and it was expected there w\ (ould be a genieral crash if it became a law. Congress passed the bill. The President vetoed it, and notwitlistaldinn this it be came a law. At irst bonds ill New York tried to go down but the news from mIcross the ocean shows that the act has givien the Engli h 0 iodiholders contlidence. usiness is gaining, and seatrities ar:e increasingl in value. Fl.oM our laiestIl dvices from the Bitter io(,t we learn that the work of collstruct ing the wagon road front that valley to ;:utnl:uk is lp)co res,,ing very satistactory. ,'he rtoito froth the Skalkaho throtugh to l.i-' ole rhas been contracted to the Bell Bros. 'his is considered the worst part of thle rmol, :id when completed will open the way Itrot ('orv\allis to Ioss' HIole valley witlilt crossing the B;iter Root river. Fron l a .os' lhde to the suumnmit, the rotute is repre-i ted to be good and will only ne i.-ithtte builting of a few small bridges amid a cfw Ilhundred yards of side hill grades. It. is getii rally ilunderstood that the citiensl of Baiil:ck anid BHeaverhlead county are to iuild halt of this road, but as yet, we be lieve, 11no deciive action has been taken. All that is needed there, however, is that some of those most interested take the matter in hand. Will some enterprising citizmn of Bannack set the ball in motion ? LEWIS AND CLARKE COUNTY. We take the following statement oi the finances of Lewis and Clarke county roin the dally Independent of March 9th: The expenses of the county for the .year ending February 28, 1878, were $33.5)S.G0. The amount collected and paid into tiht Fen eral fund was $14,110.67, of which $9.;10.91 was apportioned to Helena district No. 1. $6,22).94 was placed to the credit .f the General Road Fund. F'ronm the Sinking Fund $18,943.80 of bonds were paid and $11,503.SG im interest on bonds, still Iuvying a balance in that fund amounting to $4.077. 2.;, The aimoun t collected for the poor Fund was $(.775.1i4, and on licenses., $11, 913. Thle a.lount of present indelbtulness is $129,088..77, being a dererase since tie last statemient, made one ye:arL ago, of 25 975.G1. METE.OLOGICAL REPOR'T. The following is the weather reort 4of Camp Baker for the month of ,'eh.u; ary. 1878, as furnished by )r. I. 3M. Whilefoot. post surgeon : Winl\d, ehi,,lly soutlhwe.t. Maxim umn .................. ......3 ili n um .................. .............. ....... 1 Ial; ige of month ............ ....23.47 l)ays of rainl.......... .... ......(O 1 Days of suo\ow........................... 7 -Amiount of prec! iii at ion ........... .45 inches REWRITTEN. THE Lord-H icks case has been settled. (u0 i . GS ivw and Edtminur eontr'il bted $270. 000 for the relief of the sufferers in the India famie,,. A o(,nT 5,000 modles damaged by the fire. have been restored, and it is thought 5,000 more (anll h put ill condition. A ('AIOR IOINIA )elle recently started on a tour of Europe adorned with wearing up parel and jewels worth $100,000. TH'l Senate Judiciary Conmmittee have introdu.ced a bill to provide a sinking fluid with which to pay off the debt of the North ern Paifiaeii R. :. 'T'ai following dispatch to the Emporr Willi:.m from an insane man, and for which lie paid $20 41, wos sent from Albany last week : "I amn the conqueror of the world don't vote for the Pope." A DUBunQUEI man some four years a:1o, buried. $4,000 in field, and soon after left; the State. lie returned anl only found iris treasure after many mouths' of search, the old land marks having been removed. THIEY are having trouble in the New York courts about the late wrecklin of the ship Metropolis. It is charged that the mas ter oftlie vessel was under instructions to wreck her if an opportunity would admit. ST'ANLEY is a man Who iS cruel to his most devoted friends. An African n;:live 1)eeaume so fond of him that he begged 'tain icy as a favor to kill him and eat him, but the hard-hearted explorer peremptorily refused. ATr one of 1r. Ta inidges recent nmeetings in the Brooslyn tabernacle, S42,000 was sub scrlbed for the liquidation ot the debt in cun red in its building. Three fourths of the sum wa.s given by six persons, subscribing $5,000 each. FROM the Salt Lake Ind pcudent of the 27th tlt. we learni that the Utah Northern railroad is now graded eighteen miles be yond Franklin, and the track laid for over eight miles. The bridge over Beau river, near where General Connor whlilpe( the Baunacks,, will be coupl)lete(l ini a few days. A cuious candle wed in Alaska is a fish eight inches long, almost transpareut, and very fat, the ft being pure white and very sweet. The Indiaan dry this fish, then light it at the tail, and it butrls with a clear, sparkling flamne' which the wi id will not extinguish. TIlE Paris Figaro discusses the question as to whether men should offer, the right or the left arm to ladies at balls and dinner parties. It decides in favor of the right, at least when oflered by married men, and con sidhers that the left, being nearest the heart, should be given only to to their wives. The steamer Bolivia. arrived at New York on the 7th inst. and .reports having sighted the ship Berthol. of Portland, in distress. A life boat was sent tnid it was fountd that Captain luill and thre of the crew had been :washed overboird o, the previous day dur lg a hliavy gale. and the mate and one sea man was iujured. An ofliecr and two seaien were sent to navigate the ship. 'Tir; Times W\aslil1gtuon special of March the 8th says : Besides carryinig the Aweri can flag, James Gordon Bennett asked the Government to Ir1'nigh his ar0tic ship, Pan dora, with a few competent officers and nil e and to grant it other priveleges, on all of which the couniittee on Coluierco lent an aequiesceIlt car. 1s i' lont.lh the four ports (of New York. lsto n i i:, Biiitio:'e, a lnd Portland sent 1 170,.G5 worth of p)rovision s to Y ll'ope. An oiln tile N(e.w York s..ipolt:'its were 51. 2 84,Cl70 p0ounds of han. 2 t.15 Ii) pollu ii, fresh beet. oaer 4.00(.O00) puieii of pork. nearly ,0;).000i pounds t ocheese, and haI a mldilien potluds o I 'of b utter. T il(. i Ar ('.r - oI'i'nlll rs to 1:1LE1'iill in !.77 ear . t ,t.i, ). i T he total i;1,:liorti of' tll e yeasr anmounted to [ 1;0.000.,00. This :amount iuelud,ý; ii.,. u hniu:a[s ilntended for 1f0 0d. ul(nts of all lvms, wheat. 11th r, (arn, te,. Ixtl r" lar!, lcheese, e . - t, ishl i l( otato.'s. t io tlhe "ale of United :t ,ii€ lht (1!1 for o\ t t:uuliln_1 0 lfo al tender lnotes of the i.nit ii. ,ties al t IIll, tihe ec' e ,t a of i i' Wl el:-t 1 y s t llI t a colly l lle'e tioii tol the 11o,. e in wii lh (:el' : All odn1(3 disi - Spo-c,1 s of by vme have been sold for patr value is coin. A 31s i.PoL. boy was sent 1,y tli, teacher: , 1 wv,.,tan) , to the superi:ltenden.t to he wlipped. Tie lad sutpected tl,e (.onttclls ot the note and hite!d a. boy he owt on the street to deliver it, y'ivii 111m t(-i ('i'lls. The snupcrintendent did not discover till at ter tihe c i ti-alion was over thilat the boy be hnd l iogged l (1 not seen tihe in side of a school hlloe for a Imontiu. GU.x .u.Lr t..ElOIAmN lhaS Written 110 h tero to I)Deleicgate tlgilnis in which hlie expresses a desire thalt al app)rop)riation shullod be umade bIy Congress for the opening of, the iMullen road arounad by Pen de Oreille lake. lie proposes, if the coilning suilnuer is tavor )able, to send a detachl1ent of militaryv oil that ro1ad to et uandl iburn out the iinlbei& so that in the e.iqnt of the ne.e.sity troops cin be moved back and forth with more ease , 'than at present. New Orleans that. Anderson would he par hdonl si(. Sole tlhink the S1tate Supreme Court will order 1his release, which pros oeet preventel Nichollt from interpos ing, and tliereb, rendering himself unpopi lmr. T'i: Secretary of Interior has sent to the Hllotue a colIum1 uJlicationl 'rec(t ('llnen(illng tIhe alppropriationt o' $15,000 to be expended in carlryin' out the intention of the act of I:arcdc 1st, 1872, relative to setting- apart a tract of lm:inl near the head waters of the Yellowstone river as a public park, to be. ulnder the exclusive control of the Seicretary of luterior, who shIl:il miake such reiguilh.tions is he may deem p,roper for the pIre-er\V:ttion of all thilher, mnineral deposits, 1tur1al c11 - riosities and wvonders \w itltin the park, and their retention in their n:tural condition. ArI'Im full consideration and consultation with the lmenibers of both houses of Con. gress, the Secretary of 'Treasu-:ry deterinided firstl that the silver dinlars to he issued will be used oily in exhcani e at pa1 for cohl coin or for purihase of silver ntllion at tie market price. lie don't feel :at liberty to u.,e thin to pay for current expenses until the al;ount cinld is slltlicient to Itlurnish all alike w\itllout discrimination. Therefore they will at present be used for the purchase of. slver bullion at m:.rhket rates. Silver cer iicalttes will soon he ready for issue and are in Loriu of bank notes, en'graved in the best manner and printed on bank note paper. it i.sproposed in England to. divert a por tion of the flood water of the Nila .into the deserts of Lybia. Nubia andt Soodall. Timhe yearly Nile floods are eauned by tihe.intllx of water laden with soil Irom the Alyvsi.ni ian plahteau. Thisi silt is now principally de posited in. the 3editerranean, .where it is forming a new delta. The projector of this gigantic scheme is Sir San;uel Baker, who suggests the construction of'-sluices and dams at diflirelt. points of the Nile, ilclun t]n the cat tract , an4d an~ert Itll tw'lt tern otldl( then be rendered 11a1*il alle, apt eun l)e craft to sail front tie .'tiilitri'rt to C efldokt)1'O. Sir Saimuel tiwli hitk thit I u c~ts 11$ (A1 a ii'igattioii of the ((;1t riluttge of ()tton Ij~eis el(-1 1)( ýliet w i 411 Hau I(! I einer E tight mii Ittieln(tept i of Atmte'i' ca tot' the gren, ý't.til pi. Ii1.4),ii>t fi~rthl i.-viuing II itohlert o~ený 1 !rrti l lo tlie 1 iev Pop. 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