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BILLINGS. MONTANA. MAY 3. 1884. CORRESPONDENTS' CORNER. All persons Irrespective of ago, sex, creed or color, lire invited to ventilate their ideas in this column of the Herai.k Sjiaee is vouchsafed to all, provided the communications are fit for pub lication and of any public interest. The Yellowstcno Rornd-up. Editors Herald —I no!iced in the Bill ings Post a most remarkable notice, given by the Yellowstone Round-up Association, in which it not lies the public that the ranges on which the cattle of that associa tion graze arc already too much crowded, in consequence of which they sustained heavy losses last winter. Th« notice goes on to attempt to prohibit other stockmen bringing in more cattle, and if they do so the Yellowstone Round-up warn them that they will not co-operate with or recognize th-ni nor allow them the use of their cor rals. Now sir, leaving out the dog-in-the-iuan ger tone of this precious notice, it seems to me to he the most consummate arrogance for a handful of men owning a comparative handful of cattle to arrogate to themselves the right to say who shall and who shall not bring in cattle to pasture on the wide ranges on which the Yellowstone Round up. through the sufferance of the govern ment and the Northern Pacific railway, at present range their herds without pay ieg one cent remuneration. This associa tion say their ranges are already crowded. What a whopper ! Why according to the sworn statement furnished the assessor tliere were but 21,000 head of ca f tle in the whole of Yellowstone county last fall, and if the not ice in question be true this number has been greatly depleted by the losses of last winter. The area embraced in the ranges of the Yellowstone Round-up is over two million acres, on the assump tion that two thirds of the area of the county is embraced in these ranges, the fact being tnat the ranges cover a consider ably larger proportion of the county. Sup posing that the ranks of the cattle are un thinned by losses, ai.d that the numbers are the same as these gentleman have sworn to and been assessed for, this would allow for each animal old or young a very large sized ranch on which to thrive. And yet they have the gail to say the ranges are crowded.. Their actions give a direct denial to the assertion, as witness the fact that many of them are bringing in stock from the east and contemplate adding to their herds on these alleged crowded ranges, thousands of young cattle—to crowd the ranges still further. Such selfish motives as this notice indicates are a direct stab at the welfare of the county in general and its county town in particular. Its object is to discourage exactly what the county needs, viz: the immigration and permanent loca tion in the county of eastern stockmen, farmers and settlers generally. A large number of graziers coming in on the ranges with small bands of cattle would certainly he of greater benefit to the community at large than a handful of men owning large herds. Before our fine county improves very greatly we must have 1 rge acquisi tions to its settlers, and to induce them to come here a radically different policy must he pursued from that fori shadowed in the selfish and untrue notice I have referred to. CLARKE'S FORK MINERALS. The New Republic Mining District. Editor Herald: —Since my recent return from Cooke City to Billings I liaye been asked a great many questions in regard to Cooke, its advantages, location, etc., and the country surrounding it. In order to give a general reply to these inquiries I en close the following brief sketch. The New Wor'd mining district is locate ! in tHe southeastern portion ol Gallatin county, the National Park forming its southern boundary. The Clarke's Fork and Stillwater rivers find their source near t he centre of the district now developed. The minerals found there, so far, are gold, fi Ivor, copper, lead ami molybdenite. There are some placer diggings, hut they hayo never been thoroughly prospected. The gold quartz is almost universally free milling ami some is quite rich. The .ilvcr, in which this district abounds is mostly galena, and it is found in large quantities. Some mines with scarcely any work done, such as the "Daisy," show a vein of GO feet i>f ore assaying from 50 to 500 ounces in silver with traces of gold. Most of the galena ores are smelting. The district abounds in lead and iron and everything necessary for flux. A great many experts tliink that concentrators will lie used .suc cessfully. as we liavcan abmnlanceot wood and water. The camp (Cooke) last year numbered about 15 shacks, now we have over 200 buildings, some of which would he a credit to any of our western towns. There are two smelters in operation with a combined capacity of at least 75 tons per day, two saw-mills, a planing mill, a bunk, a blacksmith shop, three general stores, a clothing store, and seven saloons. Between GOO and 400 people wintered there. A good school will be in operation by the 1st of June. The district has not been prospected 10 miles from Cooke, and not very thoroughly within that distance, and for all those who are looking for a chance to invest, I do not know of a more desirable locality in the Northwest. We are almost sure to have a railroad by the beginning o! next November. We have demonstrated beyond a doubt t liât the winter is the sea son in which to mine, freight and perform all such labor, in fact for everything hut prospecting. It is difficult to describe so ricli and ex tensive a milling camp in one letter, but I may condense t he matter by saying that in my opinion it bids fair to eclipse any min eral district in the United States. W. F. Stone. Episcopal Clergy. The following corrected list of the Epis copal clergy of Montana appears in the last number of the Montana Churchman: lit. Rev. Leigh It. Brewer, S. T. Bishop, Helena. Rev. SlatorC. Blackiston, Butte. Jtey. Allred Brown, Billings. Rev. Hector E. Clowes, iilemlivc. liev. Andrew D. Drummond, Dillon. Key. »'lias. S. Fackeii'.hatl, Benton. Rev. Sydney D. Hooker, Helena. Kev. William Horsfall, Miles City. IL-v. Frank B. Lewis. Bozeman. Kev. E. Gregory Fro at, Virginia City. Rev. George Stewart, Missoula. Kev. Frederick T. Webb. D., Advartisad Letters. List of letters remaining uncalled for and advertised at Billings postoffice, Yel lowstone county, Montana, for the week ending April 28, 1884. Anderson, C. A. Fox, Edward. Guild, A. M. Goff, liaruer. lleniy, Miss Ella. laid lee, W. II. Warden, Miss Maggie. Persons calling for tiie-same please say ''advertised." L. Whitney, 1\ M. Republican Convention The Republican convention for Yellow stone county assembled at the court house in this town on Saturday last, the 2(ith ult. Judge Goddard was elected to preside and Col. Whitney to act as secretary. The following duty accredited representatives were present: Coulson— Silas Van Wagoner. Billings—L. Whitney, O F. Goddard, M. B. Radeinaker, J. I). Matheson, T. R. Mal lon, F. M. French, S. II. Erwin, L. H. Fenske and John Tully. Canyon— B. B. Brockway and Paul L. VanCleve. Park City— F. W. Loc. Stillwater—Horace Countryman. Hon. S. H. Erwin and L. H. Fenske were elected as delegates to the territorial con vention. which met at Bozeman yesterday. The following gentlemen were appointed members of the central committee, viz : Junction—Paul McCormick and Chas. Brown. Huntley—Omcr Hoskins. Billings—T. 11. Mallon, S. II. Erwin, L. Whitney, F, B. Ketmnrd, L. II. Fenske, A. L. Babcock, E. B Camp, M. B. Radeinaker, F. M. French and Silas Van Wagoner. Canyon—Paul VanCleve and B. B. Brock way. Park City— F. W. Lee and J. P. Rhoades. Rapios—A. E. Parker. Stillwater— W. H. Norton and C. P. Abbott. Merrill -Ed, Cardwell. Ramsay's Ranch— W. F. Strait. Reed's Ranch—D. Fratt. Bull Mountains—Geo. T. Wiefccs. The chairman was authorized to call a meeting to elect officers for the central committee and generally 7 to do any 7 other business that might come up. At the meeting there were two prospec tive sheriffs, three clerk ami recorders, three probate judges, six treasurers, live assessors, with several more left to hear from. MONTANA MATTERS. A bridge acrois the Yellowstone at Big Timber is under way. It will cost $7,0v0. Pritchard creek is now 'yielding $3,000 per day according to the Cœur d'Alene Eagle. A rich strike is reported to have been made recently in the New Republic mine at Cooke. Gen. Brisbin is contributing to the New York Sun an interesting series of letters on Montana. Since the passage of the Maverick bill Wyoming may be said to be owned by tlie cattle men. The Dillon Tribune is jubilant over the prospects of the mining business in Beaver head county. Lewis and Clarke county has contracted with Pauly <fc Co. of St. Louis for a steel clad jail to cost $15,800. Cole's show will visit Montana in June, coming here from the west. Thirty-four cars are required to transport it. Jacob Severance of Oka wintered 10,000 sheep and inlortns the River Press that they came through the winter with very slight loss. Eagle is to have a new and more roomy grave yard, the outlook being excellent for a liberal patronage being extended to this institution. The editor of the Yellowstone Journal certifies in his paper that he has used some of DeLand's Baking Powder. He will not be kept down. William Bird convicted, at the present session of the district court at Miles, of horse stealing, will be cage 1 for the next five years in the penitentiary. The Cœur d'Alene Eagle says the route of the wagon road from Belknap to Eagle has been changed to avoid a heavy outlay in blasting the cliffs which hem the former route. The correspondent of the Enterprise at Mammoth Springs says that the ilovv of hot water over the great terraces is much larger than at any time during tlie last two years. The indictment against W. W. Garland, for improperly paying out $1,700 while treasurer of Custer county was q 7 ..ash<d owing to some bungling In preparing the indictment. The Courier wants Gen. Terry either to make a decent military post of Fort Ellis ami station a reasonable number of troops there, or abandon it altogether and throw the reservation open. A Radershurg man wants Gov. Crosby to publish his reasons lor declining to purtion Donnelly and Crane. The governor's head is undoubtedly level in refusing to interfere with the sentences of the courts. The Enterprise tells of a fatal shooting affray which took place near Livingston, recently between Tom Doherty, a coal miner, and Theo Pendleton, a Mexican greaser, in which Doherty was killed. Speaking of the Republican convention of Beaverhead county the Dillon Tribune says: "It knew no war-horse. It knew no "pilgrim" governor. Nothing but har mony—and thus did it adjourn, sine die. W. R. Stebbins says that the total cost of the National Park Hotel and surrounding camps was $180,000 of which Rufus Hatch contributed $10G,000, other stock holders $10,000, there being still a debt of $75,000. Tiie Muir brothers have contracted to do 3,000 feet of tunneling on the Canadian Pacific between the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades. Their tunneling on the Northern Pacific, says the Helena Herald, amounted to over 8,000 feeet. The diggings on Three Mile creek, up the Bitter Root, are panning rut very well, $10 a day to the man having been cleaned up last week. Prospectors still continue going up the river and we may expect rich reports from that section soon. Tha Missoula Times announces that the Northern Pacific will at once erect a large hospital in that town, to accomodate ali sick employees of the company between Helena and Wallula Junction. Missoula is evidently destined to be an A 1 town. A man was found dead on the rail way track near Miles City on the 25th ult. The position of lus body indicated that he had met his deatli by attempting to climb on the cars while in motion. A writing in his pocket indicated that his name was Muller. The Husbandman stands up in meeting to remark that "the man who tries to do business In Montana and gets his job print ing done in St. Paul should look to the paliers of that place for his complimentary notices. The great mistake he makes is in not doing business in St. Paul also." Harrison school district in Madison coun ty claims to he the first school district in Montana to elect a board of trustees com posed exclusively of ladies. At the district school election there on the 5th ult the old hoard resigned in a bodv, and the va cancies thus created were tilled by the «lection of three ladies. Dr. II. B. Barkley of Radershurg was shot by some unknown person near Townsend recently, while working on a disputed water right. The Townsend Tranchant describes him as generally hav ing disputes with sonic person and says it was generally considered merely a matter of time until he should kill somebody or be killed. He gained a territorial reputa tion as a weather prophet by some predic tions he made under the nom de plume of "Tice of Radershurg." ROYAL m * 4 KltfG POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A'mr.rvel of purity strength and wholesotnnencss. 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