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Al Ro Rcki y IR itail Husbandman.
R. W. SUTH.ERLIN, Editor. TFILRSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1878. As our country becomes more flourishing and our people, wealthier, happier, and mdre contented, the prospects for railroad connection Witl the oursile world brirhten. Bia:ri'ck plper:i assert that there is a pros pect of New York capit:llits taking hold of the Northern'l Peiti and completing tle qYellowstone di\visionl. Survey parlies for the Urtah nd Nolrtlriir are looking oul t a route for that road into the hIe:irt. of our Territo-~. A4 on r IiIsinuess inlr(aes,. and our population grow., Itlhesc liiiie will find it tO tleilr i .nterest to pillºsl on Ito our h si ness centllres. Already tlIle It aflle of the Ter ritory would gt o far towal"ds salltailiig a roa Id. ONE of the miostR illt)mportant. diities t,.at de volves upon a citizen of ta rLpublldi is the duoty Ie owes to his country. This is not merely to do battle for it in tii Iimes of war, o guarl its institutions from foreign enilroalch ments or internal ins.irIrrectionii, but also the inaintenlapce of a live iiinerest in the af fairs of government in times of pliaee, for it s1 in these tranquil day}', whei the people are busy with their ilindustrial pursuits, that usurpat.ion and corrluptill creeuip in, and their liberty is endangered. And while partisan strife may be wisely ignored, our country's politics-the seience of govern meOt--demands the attention of every citi zen who cherishes a regard ''for his. own wellfare and that of his fellow mian. Thor oughly posted upon this subject, the elec tive franchise becomes a' blessing to the people; otherwise, it may be made the in strument of their enslavemeyrt. Every citi zen should inform himiself both as to nien anti measures throughout every branch of government, and take an acti Ve interest in thecelections. Our Montana bienntial elections are to be held in November, and the time is drawing nigh for the general canvas to begin. A more, important 'election has never beeni held in the Territory, and the early agita tion'of the subject, such as will arouse the people to its importal.ce, will prove btnefi edl." The Territory must have a wide aivwake man' in Congress to watch over its interests. Our Territorial Legislature is to be elected, and as important questions, aflecting our country's welltare are liable to arise during their term of office, too mucs care cannot be exercised in the selection of Representa tives. And last, but not least, a full corps of county officers are to be chosen. These last named are to execute our local laws, take charge of our treasuries, make and pre serve our county rec~rdS,' 'and guide and di rect our county financeas-grave aihd respon Blble positions, and requiring piromptness, efficiency and integrity. This mnatter ot se lecting county officers' is one in which parti san prejudices should cut no figure. The future of our Territory depends in a great measure upon the management'of our (ourn ty aflairns. If these are managed as they should be, if honesty and the proper finan cial ability: be exercised, our' coutntry will continue to prosper, the burden of taxes grow lighter year by year until they are not felt, and the lutstrttitions of the country built up lI a manner of. which we may justly be proud; but if, on the contrary, we have bad ma2lagement, its Prosperity will be retarded in like proportions.: It therefore behpoves every man in Montana who has an interest In its future tp take an active interest in the coming election;, None but good men, men of unimpeachable integrity, men who have by a straightftor.ard and upright course proved themselves worthy of trust,and who are possessed of the proper ability, should be elected to office,. Our country has reach ed an epoch in its history when the people cannot afford.to trust its affairs to men of 4 doubtfiml qualifications, when there arp men to be had about whose ability there can ble no question. sIn-orderto secure tQis, every man in each political party should turn out to their primary meetings and senl, good I representative men to their county convenu tions.; lhat. such, and only'such,, may be put I in the tiells as. candidates. T'tl'4lusANxn MAN, knowing no party boundt, untrammel- t 1l by. purtisan prejudices, is a free and inde- t pendeznt journal, and will endeavor to in- 3 strui readert it, rcalcrs in the coming campaign-- I discussing men and measures at will--in the course best calculated to promote the public good. MONTANA HERDS, FLOCKS, FARMS AND MINES. The Point of Rocks derives its name from the sihape of the uplands which come into thl Beaverhead river on both sides. torming a narrow gap lthrough which the river flows. 'lt'here is at Overlalnd stage station at this point amnd a lhotel. Mrs. A. Martin, tie ntroprict ress. sets a good table. is ohllig ilug a:il strives to ake gues's . oilifortatle. S're has a pretty hay lanl tharm an(d a herd of stok.k i \\'whi(ch there are a tblllcer of ex ccllet t mil' c,\ows. Je;'a\ving here mvy next halt wa.s at the \Villowb.ltan ranch, owned by .:rnes Maul din, the celebi;rted 11rc, " (' Io l cl'cleroi Norm:llt lr()hss. Mll'. i:Maullidi has ,so()c thingi Over 1.00o L iOeares ofl go IIIod :11 ):u5 lure lati(ls enclohsed with su):tlai tiatl f'ctics. his band of ml:re's nIIm)tiber s\elal liiitilrted head. A large. inm.ber of these are of a goodi bIreed, an (d of good size and form. The stallions are indeed beauitiful to beholl. Louis Philippe, Mingo, and Rob Roy have beenl so well advertised amidl writt'en up that but little mlelltion of them need be imae. his new horse, Vidal, is a true type of the heavier PercheroU-Norlrman horses. lIe is fouir iniches taller than Louis Philippe, atld weiglhs 150 poiunds more, a monister in size, yet a beaulty in forul. To look at his points separately one would think them overdonie, but to view the horse.as lie stands, one can niot finld and ulprop1ottioned point or crook. The same, however, lay be said of Louis Philippe and Mingo. One would be aston isled at the great power, of these horses, and still more suirprised to see how active andl with what ease they move. The colts got by these horses are all larger lthau the colts of oulr cotutnon horses. If the mare is medium size and well .lormed, a colt. troii one of these horses will be large. If the mare be a runt then, of cou rse, the olt will not be large. still it will be well muscled, compact and far more perfecl than ounr comn nmonl olts.. The mares which Mr.. Mauhlili is brlding are of good stock, lirge enough Situd l'ing colts that tor size, \weight, mus cle and Comp aetiveness of formI, excel any Others in the country. I looked at several two-year-olds that in form. were perfect, models, and superior in size, out measuring. ii every way the large American horse I drive, exeept in lengthl. I could write sev eral colmtns upon the advantages of ming ling this breed with the horses of this coun try, for I truly believe it the best thing yet (itidertakent for the country's good. The as_ sert.ions that the colts from these horses are [clumsy, will not do. I found the colts, in Mr. Maunldin's pasture to be active ajid gopd trotters. They ate not race horses, and the country does not ihecessarily need race stock. Running horses are'a luxury in the country, and such,, too, as most of our peo pie would be best off withlut. But Maul, din's Percheron-Norman horses are,zleeded. They are hardy. amnd easily kept, and as draft horses, have no superior. There are hundreds of bands of horses in the country which could be materially improved by the introduction of some of Mauldin's young half-breed stallions. But let the reader:s who are engaged in raising horses come and see for themselves. The trip.will pay them. While at the V1illowbirn ranch I passed the. day very pleasantly in the company of the proprietor, Mr. Brown, who has been long engaged in his service; and Mr. Buck, an out and out horse man and veterinarian. From Mr. Mauldin's my route was up the main road, and my first call was at the resi deuce of Henry Burfiend & Bros. These gentlemen have several farms well im proved and a pleasant home. They are ex tensive stock men, having considerable herds of cattle and (torses, and a large flock, of sheep. Their sheep house is sutjerior to most of the wool-growe s, and their sheen o are No. 1. They have no disease among them, and their increase and wool yield this seasot waas large. Theiri" absence from < home, however, prevented me from obtain- t ing tnore.ilntor'amtit) and thereby. giving t better mention of their herds. The Stodilen Bro.'s farm was next upon c my way. I had learned before reaching it t that they were the owners of a very fine 'J young stallion, and was anxious to look at a him, but to my disappoiutment the proprie- I f e toriwere both absent from home. After c pliudeing about the premises for some tim in the hopes of finding the key to their stale, and failing, I continued on my jour ne1 These gentlemen a,'e well-to-do, have ploty of stock, a tine farm and pleasant hole, except that, it, like too many others in his country. is destitute of the genial at tretions of calico. i'o the northi of the roid a mile or two, ail along the valley vlin, adlinst the Beon; vehe:ad river tolr several mnile t are some uIpst beantifniul Iloc';Iti,)no, large Iai is, pas ture fleid, and goal homes. Of the owi es' n;wi.s fresh to imyy memory, I y in.,' ite J. F. Bishop, N. Wotls, llll'ert Sel 'y. In this mentuion. liowever., it will bc ii o'(ler to amne A. Sililivan. who is is locat tl so stml u' rli-at:lc le1ro the river onl the no()rth link. This ge-llemai. \lwho but a lew ia.s ao had Ihad oinly a Ifew catile. has by billus!ry increased his herd until it now ini thers several Iunlred head. givin<g him ;yearly increase of suflicient n1n1l)er-< to re i-arll his labors and bring comfort in liis d;l NileiCii" ige. WILL. --'l'l-e --ii9-eii Rililrad Co REWRITTEN. -TIle Union Pacilie Railroad Co. have ilereased their rates of r'eighlt. -About 10.000 Indian troops, wilh three lattnalions of British,.. will, form the garri fol0 of Cyprus. -The C'oluribia. College Crew has declin ell the public reception tendered them by the city autihorities. -Everybody in Paris, is whistling or huinining the " Trio des Cigarettes," front Flotow's niew opera. -Out of 466 cases of yellow, fever in New Oriletus, 120 have proved flital. Businiess is brought to a standslill. -There is a sta0mpecde of gold hunters fromn Bismarek 4o Stiikinng liver, 50 miles SOtllhiwest. (tf Fort Custer. -'-We've Left the Barrel ' '! "Ilirura:h for the pumpl'" r. the titles of two popu lar English temperance songs. .-'IThe Paris Jl'rdin d'Acclimlation lately acquired seven eleltphanits, tenl lionis fouir teeiigiraflfes and other alilnlals from Nubia, a;t a cost of $50.000. -( --A Ynm:a dispatch says the apprehen. sion of an Indian oiitbreak is subsiding, but la patrol is kept up. Two companies. of U. , S. troops are en route from Arizona. -It was stated in 1845 that of the twenty millions sterling voted by Parliament in compensation for the abolition of slavery in the West Indies, two millions remained unclaimed. -The special new and charming feature of the Paris fetes last month was the liugh inug of the Bois de Bonlogne. The illumina tion of the lakes, which were fringed with lamps, was .wondrously effective. -Cyprus, just aclJured by the English, was the first place where Christianity was planted after it left the main land of Asia. The crop, however, did not seem to yield well. Perhaps it was only a bilnnial and required frequent pjanting. -The second person to be punished in Vir ginia under the new law re-establishing the whipping-post was a white girl of 17. She received. twenty-five lashes on her bare back, in the Elizabeth City court house,, at the hands of a negro constable., -Germany is delighted with the piano playing of Miss Anna Bock, a.young Anier ican girl of German descent, who has been taught by Liszt, and has astonished critical audiences in Cologne and W.iesbadeu. A brilliant future is predicted for her. -The New-Hampshire House of Repre sentati es have passed a bill for the punish ment of tramps., Under its provisions any person proved to be a tramp may be impris oned for a term ranging from fifteen months to five, years. This would seem to be tak ing the bull by the horns. -A dispatch dated ifartforct, Connecti, cut, August 10, says: This afternoon about 6 o'clock, a tornado struck the vilhige of Wallingtord, demolished the .old Catholic church on the plains, and then leveled some twenty houses in Wallace's row. Going up the hill, the tornado dashed to the ground a $30,000 brick school house, and then passed over the hill, snapping big elm trees as if they were reeds, and laying them prostrate. Twenty-five or more persons were killed, and wooden dwellings were carried from a few feet to eight miles. "--A dispatch from Wtmt ters says that the campaign is virtual in that vicinity; 85 hostile Snakes hl .-,i rendered, and Oil's party of 150 ha,,'"1 ed their desire to do so. . -Paris green used by a farmer in Il, tatoe field ca'ne near dlestroyi,. g .: party near Ottawa. They had their h4l eCni spread on a grassy plot illn t a.d'jol . field, and the wind blew a quanitiy3 oe p)oisoil over the eatables. .t olle thime was thought that not olle of the partyi co recover. t -In 873 Europe ulderw'iit visitation o gr;tshlioppiers far wvor.- tIhai that t (n (ld lhere. They re re'ferred to in Spay ish m;id German monasise iarcievee., an are (iescribed as Ii:vl il'n liddti the nll dlevi ured(1 cr)ops o11 100 .nreM s i oll e i ,\After deasttg iil .l'l!c they were SU, poslt to have perished in the Allutlic, -'T'hat uighty potentliite, the King of Si amn, outi-Morimos tlihe Mormilolu b haul, VOJ(0 (oliilissioned wives 'lil. 2400 wive. by brevet, fall of them living ill one vast Palace in Banlliigkok. And the best of it is lieget aling most amiably wvithi the whole crowd all the members of which are said toharv inlm li regard for hiin. -The Sutro tunnel is coolng off rapidly, A current of air sweeps tllrollgh it with great force. The mllorning after the connect. ion was mllade and the thick vapors had ds. a:ppoe:red; daylight was seen for the first tiiii from the header, a distance of four miles, appearilng like a beautiful evening star. T'lis demonlistrates that the liue hay beeni kept perfectly straight-- an engineer. ilg feat of great diilieulty. --The Congress of Berlin is to be follow. ed by two other internaltnal. coingressesia Paris of a somewhat difl'reint nature, that will Inot attract so mn::ch ai ttellion nor b apparently of as muich iintutldiate imnport, nille, but. that, tiltiniately,, perhaps will do more for the good of Laakllikhl. One is tie lloiumnopathici Congress, to meet the l2t of. Augult; the other, to meet the 23d of Sep. tenmber, is to consider the colndition of the blind and means for its improvement. -An electric alarm has be-.n recentlyde. signed which may be fixed to anl ordinary Sclock.. It is so arranged that when the hour hand of the clock touches a button an elee. tric circuit is completed.; the minule hand passes over the button without (cflect. There is a series of holes for the different hours, into any one of which the button can be Spun.hed, according to the time at which the larmU may be desired. The completion of the electric circuit may ring a bell or sundry other alarms. -A dispatch dated Cincinnatl, August 9th, says: Considerable excitement was o. casioned here by the discovery that a mantha facturer in this city is.engaged in makinga large quantityof hand.grenadles. Anl En quir.'r reporter called ou him to-day andwus informed that he was making them, but whether they were for Communists or not he declined to say. He said, however, that lie had re eived an order for 26,000 from Cal. itfornia parties, and that was all he knew or wanted to know. A letter recently received by an officer of the Socialist Labor party here from a leader of the Communist in Penasylvania said. that the, Coniuunnist there were armed.with hand grenades, and Were prepared for eclective work wheD.tbh time came. -The trial of a young Irish noblem~a Sir Capel Fitzgerald, in a London court-,ft stealing £400 ,worth of diamonds from lhi mistress, is worthy of note as.being the con elusion of an anathema pronounced upon his family many years ago. His grand father was the first Baronet of the name, and was so created for the bloody part he took in the horrors wlhich.followed the Irish insurrection of '98. :. He .was known as "Halnging" Fitzgerald. He stalked through the country shooting, hanging and flogging men, women and children whom hle choe to suspect of "disloyalty." One day an old woman actually knelt in the blood of her two sons whom '"Magistrate" Fitzgerld had shot dead at their own door, and lift1g her hands to heaven cursed him to the third generation, and prophesied a death of d grace, to all ii. race. Twenty-tive yearl later the object of this malediction dicd by his own hand; ten years later his son at his throat ; and tihe young baronet U li p1rison is tile last of the liue.