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Ln Interesting Correspondence From a Regular Contributor. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Meagher Co., Mont., Jan. 26, '83. f Editors of the River Press: The holiday edition of the RIVER PRESS has just been received, and we will pardon your negligence in not issu ing it on tinme, when taken into consid eration the quality and quantity of read ing matter it contained. The new hotel will probably be opened in a week or ten days. It is situated in the center of town adjoining R. S. Price's store. It is to be managed by Messrs. Hurd & Kelly. I believe they have not decided as yet on a name for it. The White Sulphur Springs associa tion will have a business meeting on April 1st, to discuss plans for improve ments, etc. As yet they are "on the fence" as to whether they will build a new hotel or not. It is badly needed, and I am of the opinion they will build a second Grand Union. They have commenced to improve the property already by building a bath house over the mud bath which has been so long neglected. They will have to build new bath houses, as the old ones are about used up. The town will be likely to enjoy a boom in the spring. The Masons are agitating the question of building a new brick hall, .and I think a drug store will be started, although nothing definite has been decided on. Possibly other buildings wiP. be erected, and the Springs will make a town in the near future. Four or five different parties are talking of putting on .a stage line from here to Livingstone. Hank Potter has put up a stage station at the head waters of Shields river, and with the improve ment's he proposes to make he will have a station second to none in the territory. During the recent cold snap Dr. Par berry put up nearly 100 tons of ice for the use of the hotel. The Cottage house opened last week under the management ,,f Mrs. Howell and Miss Dawes. They are said to be excellent housekeepers, and no doubt they will have have many boarders. The genial "Wes" Dunham, who has been visiting the capital for the past three weeks, returned last night and was warmly welcomed by his many f .;n aL Rev. J. M. Hall has been holding re vivals during the past week, and I un derstand he made a success of it. R. S. Price, who is disposing of his large stock of merchandise, etc., at cost, is selling them rapidly. He intends to close out by April 1st, and give his at tention to the lumber business. He has two mills, one at Copperopolis and the other at Fort Logan. Painters are busily engaged painting Good Templars' hall. It is a decided improvenient. Several boys and girls are just starting for Logan to attend a social hop this evening. They expect to. have a fine time, and no doubt they will. On Washingtori's birthday the boys intend to give a ball, en masque, provid ing they can get suits. As they have a month in which to prepare, I can see no reason why they can not get them. An amateur dramatic entertainment,' ia talked of, but I believe it will en. . ini smoke for the want of a leader. i:h The A. O. U. W: is in a fthbirbng condition. From three to five propos tions for xmembership are handed in: at every meeting. At the last meetingone man had to go home and find out h6m old he was before he could be initiated. It seems he had left his age at home and had forgotten to bring it with him. Dr. Parberry and wife contemplate a visit to the states shortly. Our young attorneys are all away at present. W. J. Stevenson is still in the states, and Arthur Hatch and N. B. Smith are visiting friends at Martins Almon Spencer and Louis Heitman ex pect to take a trip to Livingston as soon as the weather moderates. Jerry Hennessey has returned from Helena with a large and fine stock of boots and shoes. He has recently added an addition o0 his present quarters. and he now 'has a large, well lighted store,, and his business is increasing daily as. it should be, for Jerry is very popular among t boys and erve sces. Reece Anderson, Granville Stuart's partner, who has been $n 4 his -s room with a severe attack of rheuma ti, is out again, and a Wre b s wil put him on his pins co tely *o tored to health. ' x se had mily p ashow5 th*t a m% by Al. Brucket, who is a most obliging gentleman as well as a fine tonsorial artist. Messrs. Wilson & Koehler, the propri etors of the meat market, are doing a fine ;business. Mr. Wilson is kept con tinually on the prairie after beeves, while Mr. Koehler attends to the wants of his customers at the shop. Billy Coates, the driver of the Mar tinsdale coach; has returned from a trip to the states. 7I guess "somebody". did not treat Billy very well as he made a flying visit. E. A. Kyse, Bobbie Graham and "two by" four otherwise known as Jumbo, startid for Livingstone last week. Soon after leaving it began to storm, and they were unfortunate enough to be caught in it. As they have not been heard from since, it is surmised by all that they had a hard trip. The contractors of the court house well have failed to reach water at a depth of 125 feet. If they keep on it will be an expensive well before they finish it. Mrs. Arthur Sias has a small conserv atory in the parlor of the hotel. Among the numerous plants in bloom is a calla lily. The room is quite a contrast to the dreariness outside. We have had some very cold weather but at present it is quite comfortable. The stock men have Leen looking blue, and predicting all sorts of losses in cattle and sheep. Mr. Robert Coburn comes up smiling and says there is no snow on his range at Flat Willow, and his cattle are doing well. Spencer, Mayn & Heitman are rush ing business. They are kept busy wait ing on customers and putting up orders. Mr. H. expects to go east about the first of March to purchase a large stock of goods for their rapidly increasing trade. H. S. B. WOOL GROWERLS' MEETING Important Proceedings of the Association in this City Yesterday. The Montana Wool Growers' associa tion met yesterday afternoon in the office of Griffith & Caldwell. The meeting was called to order by the vice president. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Letters from prominent wool growers deploring their inability to be present at the meeting, but heartily endorsing the objects of the association, giving many valuable suggestions and promising their support, were received. It was moved that -the executive com mittee prepare a set of by-laws to be presented at the July meeting for the action of the association. Motion carried. Moved and carried that the matters of drawing up amendments to the present scab law, and of a memorial opposing any reduction in the tariff on wool, be referred to the executive committee with power to act. Moved and carried that the secretary be requested - to send copies of the scab Jaws to all growers in the territory whose naxme: can be obtained. .: uestions regarding the scope of the ciationi and of the duties of its secre tary were discussed at length. The desirability of his corresponding With partiesi abroad in relation to wool growing" in general, with growers in Iont4.4 and with growers and associa tions in ther states and territories upon oipans r~ tg to.dise and their it ningeient, legislation, ex 9lg ,..: prdposed laws, etc., was t~ ogta be beyond question. Al o coespond with manufacturers and buyers =upon questions relating to Improvementadesired in style of wool, methods of packing and shipping, nmeth ods of shearing and tieing up fleeces, injurious dips and times of dipping, fects bf dilirent dps on wool, and any other matters that they may propose to enhance the value of Montana wool. To correspond with officers of the na tional, state and territorial associations, in order that this association may assume its proper relations to other similar or ganizations, To gather statistics from all sources in ~~~eA ' to feeds, effects of feeding salt and sulphur, etc. Poisonous weeds, what athe nd where fougnd the ter At& y,F W ther matte rs ilnt t and profit to the bi.,ess . To prepare a report for publication pon thlbove and ot i natters that may p subnitted to the tI}f a ft th er meeting oEf '83 ad 3T.. To her t.e above information as it o e nae tlhe ecreary it, . h twowd ave to two or three t i ex usivly to thl U-.-."bB tables and writing materials, and in short a good place to meet, talk wool, and get the benefit of each other's ideas. The secretary would be of use to grpw ers living at a distance by giving them information as to state of market, stage of water, rates of shipping, receive wool, etc., etc. In order that the above matters be properly carried out, it was moved and unanimously carried, that th'e secretary be paid a salary of i$500 and allowed his traveling expenses. It was moved and carried that the sec retary be r(quested to collect such data that was to be had conveniently and any suggestions concerning amendments to the scab law desirable, and proceed with them to Helena, and after consultation with- wool growers thdre, see that the matter was put into shape to be brought before the legislature. The following articles of incorporation were adopted and signed by the meirm bers present: ARTICLE II.-The name of this asso ciation shall be "The Montana Wool Growers' Association." ART. II.-Its object shall be the pro motion and protection of the wool and mutton interests of Montana. ART. III.-The officers shall consist of a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer, together with an execu tive committee of three members in ad dition to the above mentioned officers who shall be ex-officio members of said committee. ART. IV.-The president, vice-presi dent, secretary and treasurer shall be elected annually. The term of office of members of the executive committee shall be three years, one member being elected at each annual meeting. ART. 5.-The meetings shall be held semi-annually at such time and place as may be designated by the association; and special meetings may be convened at any time on the call of two members of the executive committee, counter signed by the president and secretary, or a majority of the executive committee. ART. .6.-The association shall have power to make any by-laws not conflict ing with the articles of this constitution. Adjourned to meet at .he call of the executive committee. L. W. PECK, Sec'y. HOW TO MAKE MONEY. The Result of Four Years' Experience in Wool Growing in Montana. The history of the operations of the Sayre Bros., wool growers of the Mus selshell valley, is well worthy of perusal by all who would gather information of that which has and may be done. In the fall of 1878 these gentlemen organ ized a stock company with a capital of $7,000, seventy shares at $100 each, in vesting the same in Cheep, "which they took charge of for one-half the profits, they paying taxes and all expenses of managing the flocks. In the start enough bucks for that season were fur nished by the company, but afterwards the Sayre Bros. supplied the bucks nec essary, increasing the number as needed each year. In the fall of 1879 they de clared a dividend of $16.00 on each share upon wool sold. In 1880 their dividend as paid over to the stockholders, was $28,34 per share. The third year, 1881, the dividend was $23.11. This was the year of the severe winter in which they lost some sheep, which accounts for the decrease of dividends. At the close of the fourth year, 1882, $32.52 per share dividend was declared. During the whole time the sheep subsisted upon grass, no hay being fed them. To close up the business the fourth year, the Sayre Bros. bought the entire stock of the company, paying $116.67 per share. Thus it will be seen that the $7,000. prin cipal paid at the end of four years a profit of $1,173.30. This amount added to $6,998.60, the dividend of the four years, makes a grand total of $8,171.80, the profits on the original investment. After purchasing the company's stock, estimating the value of the sheep at $3.25 per head, they organized a new company, selling to it 4,000 ewes pur chased of the former company at an ad vanced price. The stock of the new company was all taken and paid up in October last. The Sayre Bros. have since bought a lot of stock in the new company, paying a premium of $8.50 per share. They keep the sheep a term of four years on the same terms as with the former company. During the four years passed they have made comforta ble and extensive improvements on two ranches, which are now about as well equipped with fences, dwellings, barns and sheds as any wool growers' homes rin the country.--Husb&ndman. A Big Benana The PtoN F1 PREsS Co., have issaed a uinew t r lal poster advertising the PIom IT .itsfor the seaso` of 1882S. Thia p' er is so well knowid anti appre clated as to hardly require our hearty aormnt but to thoe inay iinot hb4 seeu it, if there re any str& in tis ont ~w wouYy lti Xt colim hare ° $ care-ul. asktfbtedmter tinrempet ad o An American Watch, in a 4-oz, Silver Case,fo $18 FULLY WARRANTED. Initial S eeve Buttons, . Ag-ent for made from Montana WH ITE Gold, aiways in stock. w - Sewing Machine. Watches, and orders sent by mail, will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaranteed in every instance. W. C. BAILEY, Helena, M. T J. H. McKnight & Co. AND DEALERS IN FORT SHAW, M. Ti -:0: We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods, consisting of Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Drugs, Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Wooden Ware, Crockery, Harness, Wool Sacks and Twine, Tents, Wagon Sheets, Agricultural Im plements, Etc. Agents for Wood's Improved Mowers, Improved Sulky Rakes, Hapgood Plows, and STUDEBAKER WAGONS. We have on hand and to arrive a larger stock tarr . ;e- r oefore. Ranch men and stock men are respectfnlly nvited to examine our goods and prices before purch L ir g elsewhere. 33-tf The Clendenin Lumbering Co. --O0 oT- MILLS ON OTTER CREEK AND JUDITH RIVER. The latter 13 miles above Utica. SAWING ON ORDER A SPECIALTY. GREEN AND DRY LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ALWAYS ON HAND, -----o Freighters returning to Benton from Barker or the Judith cduntry can load with Lumber at good rates. T. A. WALL, Manager, H. D. BURCHARDT, Secretary, OTTER CREEK. CLENDENIN. Imlnm mnntil •i n n n,-n'.ni - lmPllli l l iit SManufacturers and Dealers in LET HIM BUGS. TIS BSADDLE WON'T Harness, Saddles, Saddlery Hardware, Etc. IVool Sacks, Twine, Sheep Shears. Tents, Etc. --0 Agent for Hill's Concord Buggy and Team Harness. -0 Cash paid for Hides, Furs, Peltries, Tmool, Etc. S Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. Broadwater, McCulloh & Co, POST TRADERS, Fort Assinaboine, Montana, Branch House: o"nnection: Cir, A . OADWATER C& O.- Broadwater, MoNamara a Co. W~o . #leae fand Retail Dealers, POST TRADERS, LArA I OrT MACItNIS, MONTANA. e Merchandise, t ,pr 1'