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THE TERRITORY. The Walker Bros. shipped tiOe silver T )ri s t week, weighing reIpectively 1.SIS. 157. 1i,877 and 1,885 outic, while Sill fine("s tIhey range from 985 tOS97, in sil iv., an(d from S.9 to 9.9 gold. The result of Mr. S. '1'. laucr's inter view with the citizens of Butte, ii the sub cjvt of cntritbuting towards tie construe oinl of a line of tel(egraph to thiý toown, was that the tan of 140( was im ndii:tely sub .crilewd towi'rd 'this most Intu()ple purpose. Blutte's pride, is her new scel'ol buildling,n a(ciou.~ 0( 4legintl stiltur(', i lotUy, w11-1lightedd and well-ventilla'ed roomns. ''The hugte smelter at G leithI - ill hc set to v(rhk iis wtlek upnl 00 ii ofs of e now ou hbind. This ::)mot will keep it busy ahout six days.--Mbncr. (lreel g'ras st,,rti'ng pleoity; spring vir tnlly op(eed on the 1il ter l .oot valley. Ilitter !thoot farnu(,rs nrec do)owing , prepar atory 1() puliing in their s ri n .ls "ol. The Sld news Ieat !i ha- :i( (,tere(1 tihe I:mnily (Xf Cot(I'iih,½y Svgea.iut ll clew, 'at Fort 1si-oula. was r c(eiV'ed 'Th'lursday. lior"es have (ldiSl)peared fr.o l their ac custoend rang)es for yC:u'r, and t ll disap 1)e:uance 1(hs been conve(niently 1(id to Iin (iians. 'e ,('i1)(e t thalt this nlmuhl-abuted )lop)le ohave s.ulffiered in our estimation for things they have not donec.-,iissoulian. West Gallatin f:trners are grain seeding, a1d getting in their crops to good advan tage. It agrieulture keeps pace with mining, Montana this year will be prosperedl greater thuin Cvei. We learn frlom Gallatin county that Messrs. C. & II. Edwards' splendid herd of merii~( shAop have wintered nicely, keeping tlt and healthy, and Ma:(rch lambs, already dropping, are strongi and vigorous. The Me trs. Edwards send word that they will cemidlly be on hand at our next Territorial fair, when they will exhibit a band ot tine woolled sheep and lumbs of which any State or 'l'Trritory would be proud to claim as its own.--Ierald. ANN'IVERSARY ADDRESS. The following is an address delivered by O-res-tes at the public anniversary of Itahlier Star Lodge No. 3.1. O. G. T., Feb ruary 23, 1878, which we publish by request: 11aOT1lERSI ANDI) 5STERI:s---Nearly all na. lions, orders and sects have their (gala days or anniversaries ; days in whiich they assein ble to celebrate, four instance, sonmc great achievement in arms, .a declaration of liber ty, the establishineI tof Ia creed, pr the foun dation of a ret',ru--days of wor-hip, of rest, recreation ant feasting. The custom is not of modern invention, but seems to be an ordinance transmitted from Jehovah through Moses to the Israelites. "Six days shalt thou work but on the seventh thou rest in earing time, and in harvest thaltL thou rest." Thrice in the year shit thou observe the feast of weeks, and your men chihlrea appear before the Lora." "The litteeu.h day of this seventh Ml)mnth shall be the fa4 of' Tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord." "And. ye slhall keep it a feust unto the Loi'd sevenldays in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generation; ye shall celebrate it in the seventh mont::." The cuatoum has prevailed through the long vista of years down to'tle present day, so) that all nations, sects, and social ordler, and. even down to families have somle nille.r able event that they are l:outd to celebrate inl a inanuer peculiar to their organizations. The custom appears to find favor with ne ur ly every clhss of people, not to perpetuate it tfr custom's sake, but to refresh tho nmemo ries that cluster around the event. that they celebrate ; to do honor to some noble lheo whose valiant exph lts are worthy to be t'ransmittecd to posterity ; to rejoice and reIn der thanksgiving for a victory of libertly, blood-bought and( achieved tllrougl, 1lie clash of "aris in battle ; to celebrate inr)cort ant events connected with the hi;tory-of* the country. and to commemorate the advent of beneticial orderts, eclesiastical rites and moral reform. Hence we meet to celebrate the anniversary of a temperance reform commenced in this valley nine years ago. a reform that should.renlist the sympath.es of all good people. Man has sought iout many.inventions, 'id the distillation of ardent spirits is one ''thlc. umnst.notorious# but tha:nost uwaefu and appalling and dangerous one is the medicating and corrupting liquors with poisonous drugs. Not content with selling to their fellow man that, even which in its first state corrupts the life blood and under mines the health and morals, but they must adlulterate it withl sickening drugs and pois onous compounds, so that one gallon of the original fluid make several gallons of hot .tled death that is ahlmost sure of its victim at any distance, thus reaping large profits from little investments, besides cheating their cu-toner.s and h:Lsteniing the unfortun ate soul that has become addicted to the use of ardent spirits~ whose craving appetite, growing, with every draught he takes, ob tainu the mastery and drags him headlong to utter wretchedness. This fact of itself is sullicient to condemn the tralfic of liquor dealing in the minds of the people of every conmmunity. Hence the necessity of intro ducin.l these reforms for strength of pur pose and unity of action to check and de teat if possible the sad inroads to health and morals that this accursed trafflic is constant ly making, and to create an asylum for the oppressed, a protect jion for the weak whose strain:ge and acquired appetite they are no longer able to subdute. The morning glory must needs have something to twine upon. It will not twine upon a shalow. Human nature must also have sonmethmiig to twine upon-something solid to rely upon. The convert to chris tianity feels safer and stronger within the pales of a church, bouyed up by pious min istrations and the zealous solicitudes of his pastor, lie has something solid to rely on something; in which has a right to expect encouragement, assistance and protection on his way to Zionz. The army of a nation would b)e but an ungovernable rabble but for military (liscipline and a leader from whom to look for commands and to rely on for subsistence and directions in times of peril. So it is with the unfortunate inebri ate who has become too weak from his own w,ll to resist the fatal cup by uniting with thee temperance reforms, rely upon them for consel, for strength, for temperance as sociations and a hope of a complete reforma tion around the altars of temperance. TIlat i!temperance has a demoralizing ten dency is beyond contradiction.. Those ot;: who have tried the experiment can safeln vouch for its corroding effects. rThere is nothing truly ennobling: in the continued use of malt beverages, even -if used in mod eration. It does not augment our moral" worth, prolong omur lives, or exalt our posi tion in society, biut begets an appetite which too otten becomes uncontrollable, and leads to habits and indulgences which if well pur sued may reach the dignity of crimes. The time spent in senseless tolly over the flowing bowl can be more profitably devoted to ac qniring knowledge and understanding, and the rxhaustion of physical force" at efich re peated debauch when the nerves are un :.naturally stimulated only tends to shorten life. Evcr glass of liquor taken by habitual dtrinkers only tends to hasten their decline and, reindcr their reformation more uncer tain, for when once the system is contami nated wlith the noxious impurities ot alco holic poisons it requires but little feeding to .1keep alive and increase the flatme funtil it Sbrings the victim to ruin. The mind also partalkes of the disease of the body. ithe t system is filled with irilamunable and destuc time matter the mind cannot certainly be in a hiualthy and prospl1ious condition, and if .not in a Ih-:flthy cond(ition the mind can not imlprove. and as the systeun becomes more and mnore ilfrectted and dliseased, so does the mind become weaker and. less active and less able to discern the pitfalls of danger and to restrain a feverish appetite.- When the body is stimulated and overheated from nnzrtutral causes the mind is d(iverted from its legitihuate sphere and can not obtain that perfection that results from the healthy co operation of the physical and mental sys tenms. The mind should reign predominant and i ill, wethink, if properly cultivated, but if weakened by a gaowinlg appetite for eign to our natures and in opposition to the nobler instincts of reason, the wreeir of man is almost certarin tuless restrained by some chastening agency. The physical systeni requires proper care and nourishment for its own development. and can not in.part any healthy action to the mental systoen to help govern a grow. i. onniet ei-.ar the. sel-sill.to ,resist. terrm, tation when it is surfeited and clogged with malt fermentations. Every glass that the confirmed inebriate takes only increases his own demoralization. His mind becomes impaired and refuses to control the appetite, reason descends from her throne and loses 6 its power to point out the evils that beset his pathway, or assist in repulsing habits that will prove his inevitable destruction. The final result is lie becomes less and less mindful of his health and moral improve mIent ; he loses his self-esteem and decision of character ; he sinks lower and lower in the vortex of vice and dissipation and is comfortable only in the depths of misery, with an' ill balanced brain and and an ill regulated heart. And oh, how sad and how frequent are the occurrences in this, our Christian enlightened day, that so many of these poor untortunates, goaded on by an unquenchable thirst and irresitable remorse of conscience, in a moment of seeminf; in tolerable provocation, or in a paroxyism of turious frenzy, commit an act that confines them to a folon's cell or ushers them. unpre pared into the presence of their God. One of the most sublime features of this order, the advent of which we are permitted to-night to celebrate, is the admission of the youth as soon as they are able to under stand the nature of an obligation ; to teach them lessons of temperance and sobriety and prepare their minds for. future useful nesswhile they are susceptible of good im pressions. This order is designed to he ed ucational and instructive, and the lessons of practical knowledge taught in it are calcu lated to be of lasting importance to them in after years. Already our lodge has been presided over by some of our young yet in their teens, both mrale and female, and I am proud tosay, with a firmness, a dignity and grace that would reflect credit on older heads and loliger experience. And 1 ap peal to the fathers and mothers of the youth in this community with all the earnestness of an adVocate of temperance reform to pre vail on your children to embrace temper race priociples while in their youth before they fall by the wayside, that they may be a pride and ia prop to you in your declining years. Tf'hanlgi you, friends, for your sympa tn'ies iar.'r efforts in the past wealslk for a continuation of the same until the foul.blot ot intemperance may become a thifig of the past, and the sparkling water that comes to us clear as crystal from the snow capped stlmmnits'in the hazy distance shall be our clhos be everage. .Join hands, then, dear comrades, around the temrn perauce alter, United we will swear by the souls of the brave Not one from the strong resolutions shall filter, To live independent, the inebriate to save. Then, brothers, cheer up; lo! the proud banner is flying ; The bright bird of temperance screams through the air; Beneath hor intemperance and debauchery dying; Success to the life of the bright Boulder Star. GOLD AND SILVER STEM AND KEY-VINDING Watches g e er -t, 3, 4, 5 .nd6 oz. cases, All watches fully war r:nte'1 for one year. All kiiuds. of VWalch repairing done in a work manlike manner, and warrantued for one year. JEWVELEIY. Ladies' Sets iri Solid Roman Gold. Cameo, Amethyst, Coral, Garnet and Pearl. Sold 14 Karat Gold GUARD. OPERA AND VEST CHIAINs, RO3MANhAND PLAIN GOi,n NECKLACES, LTOCKETr, CROSSES, FINGER ANDY'EAR RNtGS, S'fU DS, SLEEVE BIUTTOxS, ETC. g=Solid Silver and Plated Forks, Spoons, etc.. FIEID AND SPY .'CLASSES Of the best French manufacture. SpecidVpains taken in fitting Spectacles and Eye Glasss, to secure a ktiss suited to the eye.. Order, from the country tilktd with care. Watches and other goods sent e;4if* 1tion on receiving satisfac tor," rekniedic.... W. G..AIL. E'V, A. J. DAVIDSON, Manufacturer of and dealer in SADDLERY AND HARNESS BRIDLES, WHIPS HALTERS COLARS, And everything pertaining to the trade. GENUINE CONCORD IIARNESS Always in stock. Repairing Done at Shnrt Notioe, And Prices lower than ever before charged in the Territory. HIDES, WOOL, PELTRIESand FURS Bought, for which the highest market price will be paid. NO.2 HOLTER'S BLOCH, HELENA H'.T.'3 (Nextdoor to Wells, Fargo & Co.) (No. 575.) APPIPICATION FOR PATENT. U.. S. LAND OFFICE, Ileilna, Montanat, February 27, 1:78. Notice is hereby published that John N aIno, Jos eph V. Stafford, Samuel Iitchens, Theodure Muller and John F. Grundman, whose post ottfice ad dress is I)iamond City, Mlealc'er county, Montana Territory, have this day tiled application for patent, under the Mining laws of J'ongress, for a placer mine situated in Confederate gulch (unorganized) mining district; Meagher'county, Montana Terri tory, designated as, Lot No. 37, in T 10 N R 2 E from principal base anti meridian, imonrtana terri tory, which claim is not recorded, and is described in the olllcial plat and .1iold. notes. on tile in this oflice as follows: Beginning, at wa pine tree-"7 inchoesin. diameter the established southwesterly corner of lot No. 40, from which the corner to sections '2, 83,34 and 35. townships ) and'I.0fN ra'nge 2 .i,,"boars N -0 2 deg 4(t min E 51.11 chains distant, anid running thence S 28 deg 30 min W 31.06 chn ius; thente' 0i) ( deg 30 nuin E 5.80 chains; thence 'N 25-deg 30 minl E 8.08 chains; thence N 68 d(leg E 5.50 thains; thence N 23 dog 15 min E 20 chains: thence N 45 deg W 7.48 chains to the place of beginning, embracing twenty-two and lorty-tive hundredths (22 45-100) acres, uponp which a notice of said application, together with a plat of the premises clauned, were posted accord Ina to law on the 18th day of February, 1878. The adjling claimants to these premiseu are 8ant.ueT Hitchens et .l., placer mine, designated as lot 40 on the northeast. Any aod all persons claiming adversely the above described lot 27, or any part thereofl, are hereby notified that unless their adverse chines are duly filed with the Register of the U. S. Laud Office, at Helena, Milontana Territory, within the sixty days period of publication of hereof, they will be forever barred, by virtue of the provisions of tile Mining Laws of Congress. J. Hl, MOE, Register. B. F. Liusiu, U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. N OT'.ICE 'O MINEPS. Uni.ted StatesJland Oflice, HIelena, Montlana:, March 7, 1878. Aaron TTarter and Ia.id 'T'. Housntn, whose. post,-olice address is ('eutrevill, Meagher county, M. T., hits thi5s (lay filed his application to enter as agricultural land, under the homestead laws, the.N W quarter o S W quarter qf sect.ion 10, the N half of S I quarter, the S ct quiarter of S i, quarter of section ).' andi the S V quarter of S E quarter, and lot No. . of section 4; the N W quarter of N E quarter, and the N E qua:rter of N W quarter of seetion No. 9, in township No. 5 north, range No. 2 east, which land is suspended from entry. Notice is hereby given that a heal'ing will be had at this olffice on the 13th clay of April, A. D. 1878, at 10 o'clock a. ht., to' dletermine as to the mineral or non-mineral eheracter of said land, and testi mony to.be used upon staid hearing will be taken, before the ltei4ster trnd-Receiver on the 13th day of April, A. D1. 1878, at-Jo.e'cloek a. m. It is alleged there are no known. miners, nor mitining improve ments upon said rihc .. iH. MOlE, Register. NO'T'ICE TO MINERS. United States Land Oillco, ITelena, Miontauua, March 8, 1878. j StewnrtM IKeaton, whose post oflice address is Centreville, Meagher.county, Montana Territory, has this day illed' his application to enter as agrical- . tnral:.land, under the homestead laws, the S WV quarter section No. 22, in township No. 8 north, range No 2 east, which land is suspended - fronto entiV. Notice Is hereby given that a hearing will be hadl at this otlcee on-:.the 13th day of April,"A. ). 1878 at 10 o'clock a.; -.i, to dolterllino 'ls to the minertal or non-minrtthl charact.-' of saiu li iod, and testi mony to housed upon said hearing will be taken be Ibre the lRetister and Receiver on the 13th (lay of''' April, A. . 187,, at 10 o'clock a.':n. It iN aiiee.t there are no known miners, nor mining improve ments, upon said lind. .J. .i. TIOE, Register. B F. MARSII,; UI .,,J .IPUTY' MINERAL SURVEYOR, EILENA. - - - MONTANA. r ' E. COLLINS.' pee-ial ,atte"tion given to Colleotions in all parts of I hTe Tcrritory. Conreyan.iCg promptly antrened to. Office at Cs,'(Lty 4erk's Office, DIAMOND) CITY. - - - MONTANA' RFoot's Garden Manual For 1878, .Fll of Instruction on Gardening Topics; and price list of (it(lbICE PSEDI)S, Pent for 10 cents, allofwed I on that ordler for .euds. Address, S. 4 .1OOT, Rock-forg ,l1..".