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Vol. I. Fort Benton, 24ontana, Wednesday, August 31, 1881. No.45. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Columnn, 1 year ................... ....... 175 , 6 months.... ................ 100 3 .. .... ................... 75 1Ialf Column, 1 year....................................... 100 6 months .......................... 75 3 l" ..................... .... 40 One-Third Column, 1 year ........................ 80 6 months .................. 45 3 months .................... 30 (Quarter Column, 1 year ........................... 75 6 months .................. 40 3 months ..................... 30 Three inches, 1 year ............................ 50 6 months ......................... 30 .3 months......................... 25 'rofessional Cards, 1 inch, 1 year ............... 15 Bates for Transient Advertisements given at office. Terms, .................... $5.00 per Year Benton Lodge, No. 25, A, F. & A. M. Regular Communications of the above named Lodge are held at 7 p. in. on the first and third Saturday of each month. Members of sister lodges and sojourn ng brethren are coldially in ed to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. II. P. ROLFE, Sec:etary. ChotOau Lodge, No. 11, I. 0. 0. F. A rcgular meeting of the above Lodge will be held on Wednesday evening of each week, at their lodge oom in this city. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. SAM. I. KELLY, N. G. (EO. 1. PARKER. Secretary. --OF- NORTHERN MONTANA Transact a General Banking Business. Keep current accounts with merchants, stock men and others, subject to be drawn against by checks without notice. PAY INTEREST on TIME DEPOSITS We buy and stl Exchaqnge on the commercial center of the United States. WE WI11 (llVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF NOlLTHERN AND CENTRAL I(rNTANA, And will make such loans to stock men and farmers as are suited to their requirements. Local Securities a Specialty. Collections and all other business entrusted to us wil receive prompt and caretful attention. COLLINS, DUEtII & CO. liECORD BUILDING. FORT BENTON, M. T. Atchison's Trading Post SIX 1.11LES SOUTH OF FORT IJAGI1.NNIS. A complete stock of General Merchandise, INDIAN GOODS, And Minoers' Outfits. Hlaving removed my stock of merchandise from Ft. .Maginnis, and added a large and complete invoice of new goods, I am prepared to supply settlers, miners, and travelers with as good goods and at as low figures a, any store in this section of the coun,ry outside of Fort I3enton, 40 JNo. S. ATCHISON. Benton and Martinsdale STACE LINE. Carries the United States mail to all points on the Line. Passengers and express taken through to the SMITH RIVER and t1l YELLOWSTONE Tri- Weekly Trips ! Leaves Benton Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 7 o'clock and arrives on Tuesdays Thurs days and Saturdays. The Only Route To the Jnlith Basin & Ft. Iainnllis s.. s. WETZEL, Benton Agent. .JO-N ATCHISON, Agent at Fort 1Ia glnnht. SPENIDER iLROR., Agent at White sulphur Springs. R. H. ICLENDENNIN, Agent at Mar tinsdidale. 0oo1 Aco01mm1o0atios for TraveIllers Along the entire line. W. A. OLDEN, IANAG. ER. TO TOURISTS, TRAVELLERS AND FREIGHTERS I I have just refitted the House known as the 2S-MIll e Slptlns, in the best manner for the recep tion and entertainment of the traveling public. and in addition have purchased a Fine Livery Teasm and Larriage for the purpose of carrying Tourists to the Great Falls Also Tents,Fishing Tackle, Guns. and Sporting Goods of Every Diecnption for their SPECIAL ENJOYMENT. Tourists will not only find everything at my House for their Comfort and Enjoyment, but they may also enjoy a period of relaxation and pleasure at the Falls, Through Travelers will find Splendid Meals and ac commodatiou at reasonable prics,5 r Frefrhtera will find Everything they. may require for themselves or stock. I ha te a full stock of Canuned Good( , ~beats, Iinors, CigarsI etnd Tobaccos, and can ofter the best inducementi for their patronage. Everything is neat, clean-stand at ractive A. J. VAN CS. -- -- -- -- - - - -DEALER IN Watches, Clocks, ewel ST. JOHN STREET, Fort B3en (3tm,ý Mbot; na. General Repairer of Watchesser . Pltols, Sewing M ac'hie, EtcAi ime. -. one in a wor manlike manner. ýý RDEal B _. PRLMPTLY ATTENDED TO gy m, ..ý~e> ý r, .ý.ýý.ý.. GRAND CLOSING OUT SALE -OF Spring and Summer Ooods -AT - The Largest and Most Extensive Clothing House in Montana. -0 Owing to the heavy purchases of Fall and Winter Goods made by our Easternibuyers, a d wishing to make- room for the same, we have decided to sell our entire stock of Spring and Summer Goods. Suits formerly 35 for $2~. Suits $idrmerly.$3 for $28. Suits formerly $25 ro0 $20. Su tsi formerly $22 for $18. Suits formerly $20for $17..f Suits formerly $18 for $15. Suits formerly $15 for $12.' And all other goods in proportion. We meanm business, and invite all to call and examine our stock and prices beforeipurchasing elsewhere. We are also in receipt of a new line of Fall and Winter Samples and our Custom Department is now complete in every particular. Measures taken for Suits and Fit Guaranteed. 1,000 samples to select from. GANS & KLEIN, ... Fort Benton, MI. T, Front St., near Benton (Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand)..... TOM J. TODD & CO. Wholesale and Retail -Dealers in WINES, LIQUOiRS, CIGARS And Tobacco. FRONT STREET, - - - - - -- ----FORT BilNTON. Fine Old Sour Mash Bourbon and Mellwood Rye Whiskeys CONSTANTLY ON HAND. .ALSO Imported and Domestic Brandies and Wines, St. Louis aid Milwaukee Beers, Booker's, Hostetter's, Angastora nd East India Bitters. Cigars and Tobaccos to suit all classes of trade. OUR MOTTO--"GOOD .QUALITY AND HONEST QUANTITY." iFORDERS FILLED P. D, Q.. W. H. BURGESS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in STAPLE, AND FANC Y The Finest and lost' Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries ever brought to Benton. FINE CIGARS a SPECIALTY w. H4. BU R G S Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand, cor. Front and Benton Sts. PROPRIE OG S ý-LIVER_ fE d ALE STABL1E IiV Y, FIED, 3I day and Night Herd. Horses Boarded by the Day or Week. Saddle Horses, iht leavy trnouts WURNISHBD ON SHORT NOTICE A"D AT REASONABLE RATES. THE STOOKMEN'S POSITION. A OoInunication from the Secretary of the Ohotuau and Meagher Counties Stock Pr, t~tive Association Embracing Leters from Hon, Granville Stuart, of Ft. Maginnis, and from Ira pfyers, Esq., of the Teton, [This communication 'as handed us for publication last week by Secretary Milner but at an hour too late to \dmit its publica tion until this issue. Mr. :liner defines in clear-cut style the positior .of the stockmen of this section and his arti e:eshould have as wiae ..a" trealing3 poas- r e.-Ed. RIVER PRESS ] The letters included herein were received to late to be read at the stockmen's meeting on the 15th inst. FonT MAGINNIS, M. T., Aug. 9, 1881. Al E. Milner, Esq., &ec'y Sh3onkin Ass'n,: DEAR SIR:-We are in receipt of your let ter of the 2nud, inviting us to co-operate in putting a force in the field to drive back the British Indians who may attempt to again come down here to feast upon the cattle on the ranges, and we would _ay in answer that we will gladly co-operate and pay our pro rata of the expense incurred, provided the Piegans and others from the Blackf ot Agency are also prevented from crossing the Missouri river. We find them as bad as the British Indians, both in killing cattle and stealing horses. We have not as yet seen Messrs. James Fergus & Son, but have no doubt they will be willing to pay their share also. These and ourselves are all the stock men there are within a radius of some sixty miles from this Post. We propose to keep the Gros Ventres, Assinaboines, Flatheads and Crows off this range or know the reason why. You can count on our taking a hand in very effort to keep the d-- thieving Indi ans off our ranges. Respectfully yours, DAviS, HAUSER & CO, Per Granville Stuart. OLD AGEROY, M. T., Aug. 16, 1881. A. E. Milner, Esq.: DEAR Siu:-Yours of the 2nd inst. to hand. Our absence on round-up is the cause of it not being received sooner. We are sorry that we did not get your letter in time 3o as to have met you all yesterday. Some thing must be done in order tq put a stop to Indian a deredaiions on b-orrs and cattle, even if we have to adopt extreme measures by taking matters in our hands in a cbmpul sory way. We think the Piegans, in charge of Major Young, of the Bllckfooot Agency, are doing the stockmen of this county quite as much, damage as the Ncrthern Indians, and that he (Major Young) could do much to stop them from so doing by not permiting them to leave their reservation without a military escort, which, we understand, are I his instructions from the Interior Department. We further think that some action should be taken by the stockmen of Choteau and Meagher counties for the purpose of secur ing the removal of agents who do not dis charge their duties properly. Please let us know at your earliest convenience what was done at your meeting in regard to the sub ject matter contained in yours of 2nd inst., for we are anxious to co-operate with you against marauding Indians. Yours truly. IRA MYEaS. In behalf of the stockmen of the Upper Teton. Vigorous as are these letters in tone, they are only fair exponents of the universal sen timent that prevails among the stockmen of Northern Montana where such serious losses have been incurred from predatory red men. Petitions, remonstrances and claims for dam-. ages receiving no attention from the Govern ment, stockmen are left to their own re sources. It is not to be supposed that they can stand idly by and witness the destruction of their property by wanton savages with any more complacency than a merchant would evince at seeing his shelves stripped of their wares by the same or other robbers. It is true that some military commandant has made an obscure request to the effect that parties suffering losses in horses and cattle from Indians should report the same, togeth er with all the incidents attendant thereon, the name of the tribe committing the depre dations, the chief or partizsn leading the band and the names of individual Indians. The minuteness of discription required nec essary to constitute a substantial claim to ob tain redress, which even when the Govern ment is well disposed towards any class of its citizens requires endless red tape and years of delay, makes it quite impossible for stock: men to obtain satisfaction in that way. Indians do not as a rule destroy stock open ly. They come upon our ranges ostensibly for the purpose of hunting game, and while there drive cattle into secluded places to be slaughtered according to their fancied needs, which are always prodigal. Were a system of espionage to be adopted whereby they could be detected in the act it is still hot probable that in one case out of ten could the name of the tribe, or the chief in charge or the individual reds be ascertained. To the eye of the average stockman, there is iothing that distinguishes an Indian of one tribe fromh another. It is simply known that the redsarin commit the mischief, and in tak ingaction against them when found 6n our Iranges no discrimination caube made.:: SItockmen, who are virtually theioniers of civilizatieti in the West, have eiouh to contend against in i tl orihary vicissitudes of h business. The labor and hardship of conducting it, and the risk incurred from severe winters, not to mention other things that militate against 'it' from time to time, are scarcely recompensed by the large prof its that it is commonly supposed attend the industry. The losses sustained from the In dians can only be approximated after deduct ing those from all natural causes. That they are very considerable is attested by the re mains of hides, horns, and partially con sumed carcasses that can be found in remote coulees and Indian camping places after they have been passing the winter on our ranges. It is well known that United States Indians have reservations of the choicest land in our Territory, far beyond their needs were they. compelled to adopt some legitimate means of obtaining a livelihood, ·either by: agriculture or by themselves raising stock,, but until their predatory instincts receive an effectual check, they never will avail themselves of the boun tiful provision of. the Government, which stockmen as well as others are, taxed to ex tend to them. Outside of their reservation they are iutruders, excepting under circum stances provided for, viz: "''with an official. permit, and accompanied by a. military es cort." Any law is a dead letter unless some body enforces it. Therefore it devolves on stockmen chiefly, as they' are the greatest sufferers from Indian'in ursionhs to see that our native reds are kept in" their proper places. As to the British Indians it is al most a question whether their acts dl'o not come under the head of filibustering. The incursion of a large body of whites from an--' other sovereighty upon our soil, coming with camp equipment and arms, would not be viewed with complacency by this Govern ment, and satisfaction would have to be giv en for depredations committed by them. It resolves itself into a question, whether or not frontier settlers,-citizens of the United States to which.they pay taxes for protection--have any rights as against for eign invaders, who come to despoil them of their property. Common sense and'the law of self preservation teaches us that we have and, therefore, if our Government is to weak, timid or indiffetent to protect.its citizens in remote Montana, it remains for us to organ ize a movement Territorial in its extent, to repel invasion, punish marapders, and con vince two great but derelict .Governments, that frontiersmen know and will maintain their rights. M. E. MILNER. Secretary Choteau and Meagher counties Stock Protective Association. The Sunny Side of Toil. ' Take the sunny side of toil, It is made the inheritance, of all by a law that is univer sal and inexorable,' and .that .fearfully aven ges its violation. It is the command of God, and like all His mandates, is wise and merci ful. 'Do not grieve because -others seem more favored than yourself, for such appear ances are often terribly deceptive. ' With all the varied cares and duties and strange in equalities of life, we are largely, if not whol ly, molded by our efforts, and sunshine -or shadows will predominate as we may decide for ourselves. How often the child of toil envies the the lot of his fellow, born to for tune and luxury, but, it is a..cruel mistake. The severest toil of life is to labor at nothing and for nothing. It is the one type of toil that has no compensation,. and it is the most tiresome and exhaustive qf employments. Of all the ordinary lives, that of the idler is the saddest. It is ordered that labor and con tent shall go hand in hand, and in all the ex perience of recorded civilizatisns there hais been no departure from toil without decay and sorrow. There may -.be- great grief, mingled with exacting or unrequited labor, but peace and content, are utter strangers to the indolent. It is not only the law of indi viduals, but it is also the law of nations. Even the galley-slave enjoys the luxury of rest, and his coarse diet is made grateful by the hunger that labor quickens; while the banquet' of luxury palls updoi the taste, and sleep and rest flee from the miserable idler. It was a King, in the midst of all the plenty of wealth and power, who cried: "O sleep ! O gentle sleep! Nature's soft muse, how have I frightened the?" Our great railway and bonanz% kings of to-day would value at millions the sweet rest enjoyed by the labor er of your mountains and-;what would they not give for the rehlish-of the hod carrier at his frugal meal? And the rich promises of life are to the sons and daughteirs of toil. The shop and the field are the cradles of men, while the hotbeds of idleness and luxury give only roqckeries, of men .nd wo-, men to dawdle through dimnleys anrd useless lives and to leave behind thein mote helpless children than themselves. Slaking Money, Some people can hardly make a living and somelay up money. Why is it? Into a vil lage of a few hundred inhabitants a young man came' and was:employed as clerk: in a store; he lived theiir fifty; ears andIlaid up $100,000. Other men worked as hard, but did not lay up money. -. Near that village was i irge anti beautiful farm. The owner oif i ihad ft from his father, Hedid not drink nor gamble, and yet he could notmzanke a liviug, landso bor rowed money, asnd: to seeure itgave a mort gage on the farm.: Ii a ifew years the farm was solda.and he wa;r obliged to moive away' A Setcbhman, with but little. money, and with a largei.family,:: passed by and saw the house was iacant andstruck t:birgaib~ ita..i h the owner. He began'to work, to skae s~~at. to pay, and in ten or twelve years he was the entire owner.: Thenlhe wenfhon and laid 1up The art ::of making money, ;:is .one that should be crefulystudied.I- yotake a dollar andlendOiitout ps· F gix p en.interest, it will double itself ina ixteemyears. - If-take a dotllarand b .uoi i he s withe i a ag:tben increase your ciapiital. These three ways a e the foiunl toa Avay o.f. moneynmaking. All -wvho iseeed the best are these who know thie most bout what the do. STALWART STUART. An Exposition of His Views on the Indian Question. "It is High Time we Should Assert and Back Up the Doctrine that a White Man is as Good at an Indian." The River Press Corrected and the People of Benton Hauled Over the Coals in a Vigorous Manner. The following red hot letter was received from Hon. Granville Stuart last week, but a few hours too late for publication. Mr. Stuart handles the "breech-clouted pets of the government" without buckskins, as the reader will discover before he has half done with the letter. The RIVER PRESS is willing to acknowledge its errors, but it strikes us [Mr. S. bears down a little too hard on the !,citizens of Benton. If stolen horses have passed through our town "by the hundred," the fact is not generally known in this quar ter. Our people would be quick to stop that ikind of work if they knew it was going on. iThe epistle runs as follows: FORT MAaINNIs, August 17, 1881, To the River Press,:. In your issue of the 10th appears an arti cle headed "The Lo Family," which, in ad <lition to drawing the evils of these Indian incursions in too mild a manner, also con itains several erroneous statements. For in stance, you say, "The Judith and Mussel shell country, where game is abundant, is enticing, and thither many. are moving." Now, every one living in the region men tIioned knows that game is not abundant. In rounding up our cattle, if we had killed all the game of every kind that we saw, it ,would not have sufficed to feed our party of 14 men, and we scoured the whole country; so you can see what chance there is for whole villages of Indians to live on game here. And it is a fact known to all in this region that these Indians do not come on the ranges to hunt game, which they know to be s:carce, but that they come here to guzzle the unlimited quantity of Indian whisky that is peddled out to them by some dozens of white men, and some hundreds of half-breeds, and this, too, without molestation or hindrance from the officers of Choteau and Meagher -counties. How many persons have been prosecuted for this accursed traffic in the last two years? Not one, so far as I am aware. Another incentive to these Indians coming on the ranges is thea entire immunity they enjoy while stealing hundreds of horses, from the Yellowstone to the British line. It should bring the blush of shame to the cheek of every citizen of Benton to reflect that there was crossed during the past spring, on ,he ferries at your city, from the best inform ation I can obtain, fully one hundred horses in the possession of Blood and Piegan In dians, that bore unmistakeable evidence in the shape of brands, trace and collar marks, and in being shod, that they were the prop erty of white men, and had been stolen south of the river. Sheriff Healy, to his credit be it said, did take a few horses from them. Is it any wonder that the Indians steal, when towns of the size of Benton stand apethetic ally by and see bands of horses driven through their streets that they know have been stolen from white men ? Why did they not take the horses and snatch the d -d thieves bald-headed, like men ? Does any one suppose that white thieves could thus boldly fill a town with horses known to be stolen and notget into trouble? Certainly not, and I should like to know why the In dian should be a privileged character in this respect. To return to the article which put me on the war path. You say again, "The stock men, remembering what losses they suffered last season, are a little apprehensive of these movements," etc. A "little apprehensive," indeed; why they are scared like hell; and well they may be, for they know that there is still less game than last year (although the amount of available whisky has much In creased), and that the Indians cannot live on air, consequently the losses in cattle must be greater year by year, if these lazy brutes are allowed to roam at will over our ranges. Why should not all Indians work for a living the same as whites? Can anybody tell? .Are they to be considered a privileged class, with full liberty (as in the past) to prey upon those who work ? Again, you say, "The air of Cheteau and Meagher counties can be made very un healthy for bad Indians this fall and winter." Now, has it ever occurred to you that all In diana are bad when on a stock range where there is no gamd e: that they must eat cattle frromn sheer necessity; and that the only pos sible way to remedy the evil is to confine the Indians to their reservations, and unless this is-done war will be inevitable, for it is im possible as a rule to catch them in ihe act of butchering cattle upon widely extended ranges, and the stock men will be compelled to drive them off by force of arms. iAnd now, fellow citizens of Meagher and Choteau, letuas send petition after petition to Congress, and to the RHon. Secretary of the interior, and to the President, setting forth Sour wrongsi and askingthat the Indians be I kept on their immenseIl reservations, and not allowed to ramble forth to prey at-will on the fruits of our labor, and if our j'ust requests are without: avail, theni let us r$se up like men and defend our property, and teach these breech-clouted pets f the 'government ihat we have some .rights -hilch we will compel ,hemtqo respect. - 1oo Ilong, already, Shavedwie gbbbtiltd to utrsges from them that we wouldnoth..i toated for a single weekif .white meniz ad bee the perpetrators, asd it is hi~ jtin w"ul vrt d backed up the dootrhde thlat whiite man if as good as an Indian, Respectfully yours, - GRbiuvtasl S'TUART. THE CHURCHES. EPISCOPAL. Episcopal Church services are held every Sunday at 11 a. m. and T p. m. Sunday School at 2:30 p. m. Rev. S. C. Blackiston, Pastor. CATHOLIC. Catholic Church services will be held at the several churches as follows: Fort Benton-First and last Sundays of each month. Sun River--Second Sunday of each month. Fort Assinaboin and Fort Shaw (al ternately)-Third Sunday of each month. First Mass 8 a. m.; High Mass and Sermon, 10:30 a. m.; Sunday School, 2:30 p. m.; Evening Service and Lecture, 7:30 p. m. Rev. H. J. Camp. S. J AN OLD DEBT PAID. "'the Chnrch will Kill Me Sooner or Later"-and it did. (Butte Inter-Mountain.] Mention is made in somae of our exchanges of the finding of the body of Bishop Philip Klingensmith in a prospect hole in Sonora. The body bore marks of violence. The de ceased, it will be remembered, was the princ ipal witness for the prosecution in the first trial of John D. Lee, the Mountain Meadows assassin. Be had taken part in the treacher ous murder of the hapless company of emi grants, and ingenuously admitted on the wit ness stand , while undergoing cross-examina tion, that he "supposed he had killed his man." The deceased was what is called a "Pennsylvania Dutchman," heavily built, slow-witted, but with the instincts of an hon est man. In 1856, the year of the massacre, he was bishop in one of ,he settlements in Southern Utah, and also a member of the IrQn County regiment, which was engaged in the butcher work. The tragedy, in which he had unwittingly taken part, seems to have rested heavily on his conscience, and when the Government, after seventeen years delay took active steps to bring the perpetrators to justice, he volunteered his testimony to the United States Marshal, as a tardy oblation to God and humanity for his inexpiable crime. It may be said that Philip Klingensmith de -served death equally with the "butcher Lee,' as his offense was the same in character, dif fering only in degree. We will repeat the substance of the deceased's story as told at the trial, that the reader may judge of the moral guilt attaching to his infamouse act. On an order issued from "headquarters," the regiment was mustered with arms and equip ments, the object of the gathering, as ex plained by the officers, being the rescue of the emigrants then beleaguered by Indians in their encampment at Mountain Meadows. Some of the shrewder legionaries, suspecting that slaughter and not salvation was the pur pose of the muster, found pressing business at a safe distance from their homes; but the unwary and those blindly obedient, repaired to the rendezvous, and were carried in wa gons, under charge of their officers, to the scene of the conflict. About 500 or 600 yards from the emigrants, the Mormon soldiers en crmped to the number of three score, and during two entire days these Saints in arms witnessed the bombarnment of the famishing emigrants with their wives and children, without raising a hand in their defense. A bearer of a flag of truce was sent to the emigrants to offer them rescue and protection from the red fiends on condition that they would surrender their arms. This offer was refused. A second embassy was sent from the Mormon camp, thistime John D. Lee be ing the flag-bearer. This ;traitor represented himself as a friend to his brother whites, but declared that the Indians were angry and the appearance of arms in the hands of the emi grants if they left their corral, would inflame the red men beyond his control. After a long and anxious consultation, the doomed Arkansans consented to give up their weap one, and they submitted themselves to the Mormon emissary as their deliverer. The Indians were called off and led stealthily into an ambuscade., Wagons were then driven up, into which a number of men wounded by Indian bullets were placed, together with the small children and the arms of the emigrants, The wagons were started in procession, the women followed next, the men bringing up the rear, walking in single file and each es corted by a Mormon legionary. Tne march was pursued for half a mile, when the col umn was halted, the command "halt!" being a preconcerted signal for the destruction of the company. Each soldier fired, bringing down his man, and the ambushed Indians leapt from their hiding place with terrifying yells to tomahawk and scalp the women. The drivers of the wagons at the same time used their revolvers upon the wounded com mitted to their care. In a few moments, in less time than it takes to tell the horrid story, the whole party of 130 emigrants was oblit erated,'except the few children carried in the wagons, numbering some half a score. This was the story by the witness Klingen smith at the trial of his brother assassin, and his story was corroborated by at least a dozen others more or less implicated in the butchery. The penitent Saint had a fore boding of the risk he was running. The United States Marshal took the witness into his own rooms for safe keeping, and sent a deputy with him to and from the court-house. "The Church will kill me sooner or later," was the old man's prediction; and this same Mormon assassins came near accomplishing a few months after the trial, when they as saulted the recusant priest and left him on the road for dead. Mow we have arrived at the inevitable sequel to this most startling chapter in Mormon annals. The victim was pevoted to death by his own vows pledged in the Endowment House. It is not likely that justice will overtake his murderers, as they have been following their victim like death hounds for seven years, and when they struck the blow they were careful that none others were present to tell the tale. Ven geance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. rt low to cook a Husband. The first thing to be done is to catch him. Many a good husband is spoiled in the cook ing. Some women keep them in hot water, while others freeze them with conjugal cold ness; some smother them with contention, and still others keep them in a pickle all their lives. These women serve them with tongue sauce. Now, it is not to be supposed. that husbands will be tender and good if treated this way; but they are, on the con trary, very delicious when managed as fol lows: Get a large jar, called the jar of care fulness, which all good housewives have on hand; place your husband in it and place him near the fire of conjugal love; let the fire be pretty hot, especially let it be clear; above all, let the heat be constant; cover him over with the spice of pleasantry, and if you add kisses and other confections, let them be ac companied with a sufficient portion of sec recy, mixed with prudence and moderation. An AUstin boy came home from school very much excited and told his fiatherthat he believed all human beings were, descended from apes,. which made the old man so mad that he replied, angrily: "That may be the case with you, but it ain't with me; I can tell you that, now.'