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VoL 1I, -. .. SUN RIVER, MONTANA TE ITORY, FEBRUARY 14, 1884, No, i, o f Agents of the titu. ...toll ..... t I .1.0e SUN RIV , astt, Present and bre.. p:Ciographical 8keteh. of .its Two First 8ettiles. "HiSdry of its Early SettleAent..Orig. letl Locators of the Valley Ranches. Beautiful Homes--ilmMien Wheat Fields of the Future.. -*- - - . --...- ... Tle beautiful abeam teows Mhoatthgh this agl anording to Lewis & Clarke mouns tcjwcine or Sun river, hence the nanmo th which those c-plorers christoned t,.and which our town and valleybear 1day. It would be impossible to rt~ ever so brief an outline history this town and valley without men oning the names of two men who ve boon identified with it from its st ettlement until now, therefore , w:ill endeavor to give a slight bio r)phical sketch of each. Mh'. John Largent, Hun River's first ttler, was born in Illinois and caind ,b . ,atana in 18(12, and entered th.e ue of the American far company ., ,t Benton. Leaving thatslervice , I·yspected some daring the early ni .gj excitement of this territory, ~ hi company with John 'Wreln, iow of Chhoteau, :1:tu:rd. f, r British :..e anbia by way of Edmonto.n on .e Yiakatchewan river of the north. t .arrived at the latter river entire SJttitute, the Indians having stuolen t.' huores. Tihey liar mlintled there a.on I as and then ia'tur'd back to tid Benton having given up the o of going to British Columbin, ar raving at Boelton after an absenceo of i two years of hnrdslhip :uid T. .tag which few have mndau leL ''6R07 Mr. Lurgent canme to this ' ., aind opeuned a general store and lRifig house for the nacomnJdaltion tltrmvolcrs between Virginia City anl z mqad of navigat ion, Fort Benton. St5 he sold out his store and other " her to (ow. fO-r;")u, rz-.a<r to_. homestead on which his pros e,Seolling stands, and which was .,.ti:..t building erected here. In +t; _e.tion with John J. Homaly in &,,. he built the present Sun river (.,.4A. his interest in which ho sold ,e !ir Stooll with his store and other p'ul't.y. Mr. Largent is an upright as~ ornorable man, a genial and r(,. ,,oius gentlemaun, generous to any ,ct'*,,t with bhi friend., mtd quite the Votae with his enemies. ~ (b. o. Steoll is a (Canadian by rth and came to Montana in 1857, 'i" .t oe Mr. Ltrg entered the scr cc of thuo American fur company, lJuu charge of their trading post at ;v. Jenton, remaining in that sor t. ntil 18 v, whou he wont into ' es with IMatthow Caroll form ,r I., irmi of Carroll & Hteell, of ori lionton, in general mOerhandis uj, and gradually worked into a .,, ireighting bhausiness until 1871, • he firm of Carroll & Steell dis "' or joined Ed. Mnclay and C. "al' 'dwater, forming the fatuous +.-,ond It company which became nl o the largest trainportation inmruienis in the wost. Ir, 1871 3Mr. Steill sold hi iunterest 1 t Diamond 11 and wont to Salt ak, City and theoro engaged in busi ons until 1.873 when ho returned to a 1. Liver and bought out John Lar ' ias beforo stated, and i4 to-day al ,,f out loading merchants. Natu ly IMr. Stooll is one of our most tu .;.LOt 1lWn, and has boon dlectOed Ji territorial legislature sevoral ln s anid is at proseOt a memblher of .. rritorial convention. A gontlo ta of good sound business qualitios, t.o.anmimous kindu-artled man, ahr r tady to assist the poor iad noody, nil upright and straightforward with I. Mr. John J. Healy was the first sot ,.r on the Chotenu side of the river, 1 owned a ferry lnear the site of the l'att,t bridge, Mr. iHealy also n l Yt a storo and hotel a few years :tr in the building now owned by _. d. Strong. 'Ilere was a government farm noar 'hat is known as theo t4ptrks 1place .as r: y as 1857, but we have beeoon una l to learn when it was locatoed or Irxdoned. 1r. Joseph Largont camo to Sun her in 1867, and located on the Mis aurt at plaeo ealled Shorgold, and hih is perhaps the bhost hay ranch SMomtana. In 1867 Ueo, Heath and Chas. Pem ltt built a log cabin on the ranch W owned by Jamenos Adams which '"3 so'd to the latter in 186). At 4a the same time James (Coburn tt4 on the ranch now owned by 13. ' 'UTrt;y, to whom ho sold it in 7t land in ttnt year Mr. Jvnmes Strong looted the ratPr now owned by his son Mortmner.. B. 8. Ford drove the first stock oat tie onto this range in 1809, and in connection with Thos. Dann drove in a second lot in 1871. B. W..Marray,.ot the firm of Dyns & Murray, cameo o San Rivor in 1809 and took charge of the Diamond R blacksmith and wagon shop. T. C. Burns located a ranch below the Leavings of Sun river about 1807, which he sold to the present owner, flobert Vaughn, in 187L In 1871 Geo. Wiegand bought from Hall' & Hardcorn the place which is now owned by James Manix from Mr. torres. Fort Shaw was built by the 18th Infantry in 1868-9. These are as near as we havo been able to learn all the original settlers and the dates of their settlement. Sixteen years have rolled back into the past since the advent of the pio neors, and now let us look at the to day of our valley's history. There are now about thirty improved farms be,tween the crossing and Leav ings of Sun river, and several below, among which are Blobert Vaughn's horse ranch, the dairy and stock ranch of John Spencer, and the ranches of David Davis and Chan. Rowles. Mr. Vaughu has one of the most valuable bands of horses in the territory and is constantly adding: to it. He, has several thoroughbred stallionus which haveo bcen recently itmpotrted from Illinois and Kentucky. He hls a nicely gracted half mile race track on his place where h:' trains his young stock. Mr. Vaughn is an old-time JMontatiian, and a jovial good hearted fellow. Mr. Spenscer llb recently erected ,ni eolganit roesidenllce on his ranchi, almd it now precn.ts a very agreeable and homelike apploaranco. Mr. David Davis taunot the corpulent ;senator of that name) has recently lo cat'.ed his; rauch,. aiid is cluengaged in furnuig. At the Leavings is the ranch of E. t.on-i:Akh, rwhrbu h! r h.4ol for tho accomnludation of the traveling pub lic, and has the nsate of setting one of the best tables on the Benton and Helena road. Mr. Matt IFu:rnoll's homolike dla 'l ing and spRciouns surrounding fields, and the ranch of BI. W. Murray, cal most opposite, attract the attention of travelers by their neat and thrifty appearance. Passing those we come to the home of Winm. Mulcahy, newly erected, and looking down across the field towards the river we .'o0 the cusy dwellings of Th',mlas Dunn lnd Win. Berkenbule, the latter place having boon recently ipurchasoe from O. H. Churchill. The residence of Huon 1f. 8. Ford with its ;urroundinig groves: of bhado trees pre.ents a beautiful !L)poiranceO alt all seacsons but especially in the summer. Montana dues not postess many tas tasteftil homes as his. airs, N. Ford hbaI a beautiful place with ahady trees and l gently sloping aInwn reinnhding one of the suburban residieuces of eaetern cities, acid oppo sito Mrs. Ford's is a now brick houle the dwc lling of Presley Ilowles. A. M. Ilowhls lives inl n neat and conm f',rtable heouns a little further on, and passi.ng which we come to the large and productive ranch of James Adams, with his houseo almost hidden by a bIeantiful grov1e of ornamental trooes that surround it. Thomas F. Houly owns a ranch opposite, but as he does not reside therroon it does not coll pare favorably with the other farms of the valley. Mortimer Strong who owns the next ranch is the buss farmer of the valley, having raised about li,000 bushels of grain last season. This is the }fist ranch in the valley. Ellim & Steell's flouring mill looms up at the junction of the Teton road with the Benton iand Holeoa road. This mill has so far converteod the wheat grown in the valley into flour, but it is now and will ho hencefurth inadequate to the demintds of the wheat growers of this cction. Jantes IHealy and John Traxlor have two well improved ranchero, and H. 13. Strong the old SpaIks and J. J. Healy ranches, all of which aroe oxcellent and productive from. Dr. Newman hIts recently purchasod from I. S. Corson the pretty residence erected by the latter gentleman last summlor. Schuler Corson's ploeaslnt little home being passed we reach the Sun river bridge and cross over into Lewis and Clarke county and the city of Sun livr,. The changes wronghlt in fii past sixtoen years' are more no ticoadlt, hore than in the valley. The only landmark of yo olden days is the homo of John Largent soon to be torn down to givo placeo to more grand and estately atrunetulm . It seems a ,isy , I that it b eome nooessary to remove it and jeby destroy the old-time - asoo and pleasant remembran I os rrud g it. SMain '" t is being rapidly built up with bstantial business houses. M yas & Murray. have re f oently a fine cut stone store, the soe story of which they have convated .into a hall and fitted .up with stags and scenery. SMeuws.' Blossom & Hastio have a two obriok building adjoining which isj ost completed, and will be used 4 billiard aud pool room. Gi bo u111l & Garrett have latcly b a d sko it withhard Thomas Bose will shortly open a news and book store in his now build ing. Geo. Steoll's store is one of the old est building:s in the town, Mr. 8. hayv ing began to build it in 1878, and it is not complete yet, as lie finds it nec essary to keep adding to it year after year the better to accommodate his over incrcasing husiness. The Ellis block is occupied by Craig & Robertson as a saloon, antd Bourke & Miller, carpenters. The building formerly used as a hotel is now occupied by I. 8. Corson and used Ias a saloon and billiard hall. The Largent house is the chief hotel in this place, nad inder the r.ble man agement of James Gibb the pre:;eut lessee, is not excelled by any in the territory. Mr. Largent lIes contracted for the building of an addition to it in the bpl i tig to contain twenty-six rooms, part of the lower story to be uiEed Ias utore. The Bowles Bros. have recently opened their Mietld S. stables, anid have sonme oe!'gant rigs as well ai; good accommodations for horses. The Sun River stables are the old time stables of the town, and have ac conmmodations for about forty head of horses and ulso keep some fine rigs. J. W. Nixon is the proprietor of these stables. Schrader & Christ it have anll elegant salrple room in Gibson & Unrrett',, new blilding. The Ford Bros. have recently pur chlawdil the LErkty block, the ''cond story of which is occupied by the "Sun River Sun." E. T. VWatson's new shop on Carroll street, and Dyas & Corson onil Main street are the blacksmiths and wagon mal:e.ors of the town. Win. Bt]:it has rce',,tly opened a saddle and harness shop adjoining Ford Bros.' store. Adams & Berkenbulo run a mnat market here nts well ais supplying the Fort Shaw garrison with boeef. Geo. Stooll u111 laid off an addition to the original towusite on the north side, John Largent an addition on the e:ht side and H. BI. Strong one on the north side, in all of which a great many lots have already boon sold. Between the Sun river and the Mi souri, a distance of fifteen wiles, is soime of the finest agricultural land to ho found in Montana. A compnlly has beeoon organized that purpoeses to bring out a ditch next summer from Sun r:ver at a point somewhere above Fort Shaw, th::t will irrigate all the beat of this inmmense tract. Another comIpanty will take out an inmmun:~o ditch from the North Fork that will irrigate all that plain bournded on the north and east by the Toton, and on the south and west by the Sun andl Missouri rivers. This great stretch of fertile land is destined to become the chief grain produciing portion of Montatna. Thousands of acroes of this land has beeoon located this winter, anl1 as soon as the spring opens scores of laud hunters will be there locating homes, so that in a few years wn may expect to pass through It succession of whett tields oli our way from Sun I.cler to th Toton or Fort 3enton. It will Ie the samne Iotwoen the Sun river a(d the Missouri -wh,.at flolds c.z every side. Sun River will then Ie the int oral trade conter o(f tll thb; agr'iunltural waolth. Flouring mills will then Ihe oeetedl caplblo of doitng as .o.oud work ats is done in any por tion of the Unitedl Statoi. An:l with tilhe wheat grower (and miller will kinds. will bel built ulig iior river utiliz. ag i~ts ii.|meitere w.utr pJiiwt. Our retall itrchniuii of todily will te. coauzi wholesale mdzulers and sitlpply tle cumazit ry stot's thiti ,.'il i siltzing up iin oierr si tins itt twi nr& ; ity* iril weuiilt. At Aiigi:st:, limo neI towliu: on 1ow outh fork of Stil iver, is till luiedi. 1u'tec', of the "( br"nk ii Cu b,'' whose whzol aim nod object I:i tic iihllo'rfiLcte .tic' conclltlcjc cif tics ci iwicic, :111(1 to bceroczc ccs fl-:nodc acind loterdtl IS tih ii iiWict li ysil. 13y Club" good InI toa Ic.'1iy "IN cIc R succeed Itf ,lift I ici cu cccc i i c cctcc ftc TETO ALK. Fertile Valeys--... ting Schemes.- Willow, Mudd d Blackloaf C CaoTrAV, mary 12, 18S4. Edltor of tue Hun. When, after a thbe months' trip to the states and n 1oring illness at Sun River Crussinj your correspond eat again arrived at eiost's Butte and saw the glorious v.ley of the Teton spread out before iJs entranced vis ion, he said: "Thi stor all, is 'God's county."' Here the men are hon est and all the w n, bless 'oae, at For fortility of soil, salebrity of climate and general natural ad va its ges this place is unsurpassed i: 1oua tuna. The Uppor Toton valley from month of IMuddy creok to the moun tains is forty-five miles long, with an average wid.h of six miles. Substan tial log hou:es, the residences of hardy cattle men and ratcheros, dot the vul lIy to wvilhin ten miles of the moun tains. Stock rainintg has been the chief industry, but little attention having been paid to farming. All available hind is, however, heing fast takeon up under the homostead and pro-emption law: , and within a very few years we expect to comparpo favor ably in the matter of well improved farms with Sun river and the older valleys of the territory. The ranch man still realizes two cents a pound for his oats here, and although a rail %and is talked of as one of the lposi bilities, we are in no hurry for it. About 8,000 bushels of outs and 1,500 bushels of whenat were thraslhedl last fall in this immediate vicinity by Ueo. Steoll's steanm thre:.her. The whistle of the thresher was the first steam "toott' heard in the viley,, and created quite a seontiation IamLllin bOlllngo of the population. It was, without doubt, the harbinglr of a now era for the Toton. The first ranch to the right of the road after loaving I'ricat's Ilntte is that of Mr. Jess', Taylor, who, with his son Wallace, has cluhrge of the im menso herd of Sands & Taylor. The ll'srn. Tay'vlor are norted for their hospitalitality, and your correspondent had the felicity the otherl day of par ticipating in one of their turkey din uers, at which were gathered many of the most substantial cattle enon of them valley. The turkey was excelleout, and Mr. 'Taylor's chef is bound to become famous. Three miles below Taylor's is the ranch of Ton Ionuenborry, the re tired pugilist, who offers to stand up before the notorious Sullivan for ei ther money, marblel: or chalk. Above Taylor's; placo Joe IHoward, C. Chou qu'tte, It. Morgan and John Wren have well improved farms. The lat ter is one of the proplritors of the, Belloview saw mills and our most vig orous "old timer." IMr. Morgan also has charge of Geo. Steell's stud farm, and hi a knight of the lush on the San River and Great Northern Stage lie. Next cno the rmlaches of our pionoeer merchants A. B. IlarAilton and I. N. Hazlott, with their neat amd cosy cottages, aild tlhen we r'owh ChUtoau, one of MontLIanR's promir:ing young towns. Perhaps ia few item1s about the town will be of intoroest. Thu townsito (olrlprisotl seoveHrty -four acres. and is the property of I. N. llazlett. Lots are setlling readily. The last purchases were by Silvoeranw & Cohen, of the Doarborln, land Je. Schmlidt, of South Fork. The former pIarties in tend starting It store, and Mr. Schmidt Ls lpurchat:ild an iuterest in (t.',rett : OiHbsou's plhIc. As 001soou lunlmr can be procured th latter parties will build a hotel and Ia larAo livery and food stable. Although we have no debating lyce um here Ias yet, antd in other respects have not assaunwd all thn tietropoli tan airs of Sun liver, still we are improv ing rapidly. \Vo have tilt lHistorical society, a TImpOlratneo society whose Illenlors are ftind ..150 if "caught" in the not, Ia Hoighinig aso.ciation 1unre It 24 O'clock Quadrille club. The latter club ils composed of all the youth and beauty of the vadley, and hat: wrekly hops in UGarret-t h1ll to the iaspiring, strains of Chcltuiuotto's o rch·:;rat. Sheriff Jimta McDevitt, of lenaton, at tended one of our dances, andl is of the opinion that for socitability land jollity the lpeople of the Teton '"takte the cake." Th.e peoplo of Belaton are trivilng for it direct mail route up the Toton to this point, and a largely eigned peti tion to that effleet l.as lately been sont to Washilngton. ]ob Stewart, Jack Itecse and Chas. Bowon left here two weeks ago on a fishing expedition to Birch crack lako. The only intelligonco as yet received from theml is that on the first night out Jack's eyebrows turned yELLew f'roa- frihght at breakinu the 'omni ,yhanh ch e-rai'ad tihe ishbilit. If they never return the good people of Sun River will have to release the writer from his promise of providing for them a feast of fish. B. Bjenson, Chotonu's champion poker player, while out prospecting the other lday for Joo Howard's gold mine, discovered a clvW near the sl3u mit of Priest's Butte. containing niany fossil remains, some of which will be sent to the Smithsonian Iunstitute for identification. The sale of the effoct.s of the Grantt estate will akeo place here shortly. \\Will. 1 Lyonl, of ILvoU l Uro., left for the ,ntntt'. yesterlay. It is ret mnort he will I,,, nrnm' :k .c a l in. T n your conre s xn,mds t' ,pr it l an one thing our town ned.e now i.. for no.m of our oestiniable young men to Itnrt the "marriage boom." They are howevor all rather difflident. It miight enlhance the reputation of your paper if you offered a your's subscription free to the first couple ma:rried at Choteotu. A colony of say fifty good hard-wrlking, nccompli.hlud Bo'ton girh' might do well here. We are sure nearly all of our well to-do cat ile men wo.ld "looon Ilup" nmuch more for it good wife than did the early set. tiers of Virginia. But we ditgress. Adjoining the townsite are the ranches of our bach olor friends Frank Farmer and Dr. Smith, (the latter will soon have an addition to the towusite surveyed,) and acro:ss the river Stun C. BItrd, our fui ture mayor, and A. Fellers have well improved ranchos. Threo miles north of Chotoau is the Old Agency place, now occupied by Sam Mitchell, of Higgins & Mitchell, which parties, to gother with O. G. Coopelr, lately pur chased the Old Agency restervo of tiLt acres. In the vicinity of this place are the homes of Ed. Dennis, Frank Trnu'hot, Jas. Hughes, Nat. Collins and Fred. Sewers. The county sur veyor, John Marsh, has also a homo stead here. Crossing the Toton and going up the valley five miles we come to John A. Keuucndly's place. Mr. Kennedy raised a fine crop of oats hero last year. Hie infosnns us that one kernel of .the White R]i.inn variety in cr,,tsr'd seven hundred fuhL A mile further on is the dairy ranch of Hunt & Cram, who supply the valley with butter. Next we comeno to Emorson Bros.' sheep ranch, and then to Steell's, the last ranch this side the mountains. Across the river from the last named place, in what is known as the "Gap," are the ranches of J. W. Armstrong, Win. HI. Il.ston and Goo. L. Harvoy. About the middle of April Burnet & Wron will move their sHw mill from the mountains to Ia point on the river about a mile this side of the canyon, aind will then commenceo sawing to suppily the dema.ltnd at Chotoau. They havo now logs entough cut for 300,000 foot of lumber. In the mounltains Dan McKay has fifteeoon men chopping cordwood which they will float down to LDeinton when the river opens. At thei crossing of the MIldly twilveo miles north of here, on the reg ulur manil road, S. ByIuIm hw:, built a onlllldioIis stoplpinig place, where the bhost of olui(rtioninIt for 11u ( ll and boast can always be found. Mr. lJynuin atnll 5soii have tinken up several fill( rauchois h'ore. Above Mr. 3yinnmn's place at the junetilon of Muddy and lUlackleaf croeeks Snlilly & Cowell have two ranches, with ex tensive corrall and sheds, where t hey keep 3,0l0H of O. G. Cooper's :heep in shares. Closi by, on the Muddy, Austin & IJlack have 2,7t00 shlel.! inl chlrgot of Mr. 13latck. Four niljs idbove, oi the .lucldelaf, Elliot. Mrc Malster &. Iiiauriattyne hav taken ran'ch is. Tiety have 2,I(I0t sloop all raid.d lust yoer goodl c!olis of oa:tls, lotatoes tid other vogi'tulell . live mlile' further up the Blackle.d Win. l'argio has Ianl xctilliit ruich. Heo ha re-i dod hero for the past six yorlls, aiind raises wheat, outs and La:rly ianl ail lost overy spe(,cii( of vo rtinbl,.s with the greatest snec(S.Is, HIlland Jlrto., Jon Arnold a.l :U i. lFry have I:lir taken Uli ranho.es in this neighilb,r hood. Lust fall tbo Elldorado D)itch coin paniy took a ditchh out of t!ih Teton to irrigate the inlilionlio :tretcl of h)oneuh lands lying holtwol the ,Iltddy aIll 'J.eton. Largo tracts of tli(sl hliove already Ioin I ln ilup aliing t ie course of the ditch by IHleitle pailtie, aild a :'!heme is or( foot to settle ai (:)loIly from ,W'ircuInsill "(ldullg tho ditch. Botter whouat land is hard tin t 1Iily whero. Other ditch clihon!ls are a(ld in progress ill the vicinity of Chitotcau, and it will Inot wi 1;;:g bIfore It first class flouriing mill will be r(equired. Eight inil ld t h t wo est of (C'roteau is the valloy of W\illow creek, o here Lyon Ui'ros., C. W. Gray nll Hlaa Brus. have largo biadiIs of shool, "'he ho & C i It bea d of h.u:.;o- -: antld n. :'% l, . h Girt I n'c :,, Tal Lyon .rae, last MUll finished the erec tion of a large and handsome resi decne, and have the honor of littrodu. cing the pioneer piano into this part of the great northwest. So far the winter has been mild and very favorable for stock. Few losses in either cattle or sheep are reported. About 2,000 cattle have strayed ecross Birch creek, and a few of them have benl killed by Indians. Parties have gone out to bring them buck. The Indians are not much to be blamed for the depredations they ctmn ,t ,n the w!i'o man's endt, as Lh, yv .u. Ihnt h;d fed, anll h:1'lf cl:hel, ':rid aur littl .i1 jn. t tnrviltg coudlil o0 . 'With the .ccc 'siun of thn newli'inn a, .lt, Mr. tIctlTn A. A'lon of 0:.o. ,e, :o, r for t I.etter .tate of atffir. O. \. . SOUTH FORK SUN RIVER. Its Prosperity, Stock and Agricultural Interests-Beautiful Mountain a Scenery- Unlncated Land. FLonexcs, FPeb.10, 1884. i:'ditr of the Son. Lying between toh fo,rkn of San river and the mountains is the settle ment known a Hun thl Fork. At the lower part of the valley in the juno tion of soveral lines of travel, and at the point of intersection of the roads rumnning north and south is situated the lpostoflice of Florence, of which Edward Lippincott is postmaster. Mr. Lippincott also keeps a black smith shop at this point, and uenter tains the traveling public. Five mile: to the southwest we reach the embryo city of Augusta, which shows even at this stageo of its exi::le nce the pushing enesgy char:uc teristic of all western towns. Ty'yical of western life, the store of Phil. A. M1:nix snuppli:e the wants of the conm munity from in stock that would not shamOe the Vhu:lvos, counters and warlo houses of any merchant in some of our more populous neighboring towns. A good blacksmith and wagon repair ing shop is also IxHated at this place, and a sa'loon with billiard, pool and card tables, kept by Ezra Craig, who is ever ready to "set 'era up" for the The school house stands on a bean tiful spot half a mile farther up the valley, where A. R. VanEmuan teaches thl young ideas how to expand into the future statesmen of our land. lie is also tIh judicial hond of our settle ment, guiding the adults of our comn tunlity ill the way they should go, with the strong arm of the law assist oed by the imposing baton of Eugene Lippincott, high constable and facto tum of his honor's court. A. C. Fleming, IM. D., has permuu neontly located here, and is building iup a reputation ts a skillful sutrgeon tmid export medical practitioneor. He contoiplates building an offico and ptttling in a stock of drugs and medi cino:. which will fill a want long felt in this settlement. Ten mil s up the valloy from An gusta is the now postoflieo and village of Cecil. DoW\itt C. Holbrook is the postnmastor of this oflice. Mr. Glts gow ttaheos the youth in the school htou:eo newly croetded. Houtto ight Imiler4 beyond is tho saw mill of David Pattitt, who keps con stantly on hand it hIrgo stock of lum Jer iand Ibuiling niatorial, and iin or l(,r to hoop upl with the incroased demand is 1ropuaring to haivo both stitn atlnld walter p)OWer, thus g.tirtnl tiointg to all a consttant supply of all kindls of building umaterial at roton allo plrices. Our popu)lation is mtado up of fifty four furnilios, with about 250 single loon, ultkilng i total of tbloutl 500 Iwo pnl ei.tg agoed in farmillng and stock! raising. All kinds of grain and vog otalblos grow lixuriiently, anrtd the wit tir sUil)ply i nlrtlo;t il.exhutslltible for stock tund irrigating purposes. Al imost 'very ranc(h has it 11mnlo'r of llne ;sprittgs furnishintig plure water for stock all tihe your roulnd. Ditches cuan Ibe taken out to irrigateo the hiighe.4t of the hench land att a small outlay, ia fact realized by capitalist.s who tarte t111ow ellgtigit'd in taking out two 3mon stltr ditclachs, ono from the uppl)ler part of Soutlh Fork, and thel other fromn the North 1"ork to irrigate the vrst benches aldong the north sido of Sun river, whore wI lprodict in tttoe, fiolds of grain will bo reilod in the nl!tIr futlure. 'T'ho tom'iPt will lie rlvwarded for his troubleo in visiti lg ut, Its the:o tore nmainy points of inlterost in this vicitni ty. Haystack Butto is a l(,culitr mu)InIttain formation, and from its sumntnit a grnud view of tlb surroundl ing coultry may i' obtaintted. Thie Hot Spring. of North Fork will well ropay ai visit, o.pl,tloially to thoso suf foring from chronic idis~etses of any kind, as has hIolen proved Iby the retlief afforded to those who hlivto tested their virtues. In the -tril! g, mWUI tr nort fldl ut sltt'tretums swan I i'itIl f h, fu" SUN RIVER St . Job Printing a Specaity,. Ti1h titfnd for lhii. deltnrtment hs. hi" n o. t t~h, l)fr type (* o! the hi t,,f t. ylri. o f Is!u. t lutu ig h.,t oi' l, ih.tl'y i.w l fiIw t.t w,"|l k uwn t ) )' f ulltl r"y f riitnal "r, tau O ('hirnurg. SuAw * liutinit, hil h, idn, 1ttk.r b.*ah ., rnv.4lop +, reeltr., c.ul:. r clehtrk , tI't*tmlr , " to., on thie u. ortht. It it ite Htil if't ilu'ut ,. rt.n , Wi, rt.Qp,!otfully nk till bUtinu+. atiP to 1i1 it Snmini utltr stiitllhn.. nishing good sport to those who lovu to wield tha, rod and cast tL- fly. I.,aets of spoKirt with gun rand don 'ai fitnd in their eason ample emlnploy ment bagging chickens, grouls alnd ducks that breed ulollng the reeds oil the margins of the nur.trous hlakt., of this region. The ,itock interests are as they' promii;e ever to be the leading iridilu try. Sheep thrive well ...re without any feed except the iuatrl eious bunch grass of the plain l uatt fntlills. Many fl!ck= uior, win' ted" tl ro tgh wht i k town as the t $ia"a v is orr without e ny h :: . ý. ;n the wolr', °.itl,,rttd ' 4 \ . atr. very l.l*'rt ot it . " " ,,r g,."a g t - gin. &adt .u.itg to tthu rfuw vtw4 u. the largeir herdtl to newer i'niitlgs, stndlor holhrs tare having a ,auhb better chance than heretofore to 1.a crease their herds, and look for lttt- r returns as the range recuperates. Horsement have recognized th- furt that this range is ixeculiarly suit-l' to horse~ raising, as the, number of Lrsuw driven here driniag. tih laet so*;ott proves. - To the west of 'luoretee alnlt luhll miles is the thriving settlemeut of Willow creek. Soown e prediot tot have a school, store. poatollice, black. smith shop and all the adjuncts of a live settlement. Mr. Will Clark ha"u a large lhors ranch and sale farm for Ihloded stock, and Mr. John Lard and others are extensively engtaied iL\ tlh' canttle butinoss. Coal is abundant and of a rI4 t quality. Rock suitable for building-. imut.tuses is everywhere in the hills that. surround us. Excellent lime is burned from the limestone that aboaunlds everywhere. A. Kellogg has an excellent bria'el mlachino, and the firm of Shorma, &t Keallogg expect to make and burt brick tho coming stunmer. Olga-th & Lang. carpenters and builders, with Auchaurd & Carpenter in the same bt siness, are Ireparod to erect buildinLg _o on the shortest notice. A tri-weekly passelngr and oxprem - line carrying the U. 8. mail connects. with thi, Holunt and 13Be.ttn stav- .y linst at Fort Shaw, Tuesdays, Thtus days and Saturdays, leaving Shaw at 2 p. am. Settlers wanting land to cn gage in farming or stock raising can not do better than to look over ttis favorted region before locating l-rie. wherer, beilng only ia short day's drive from the rapidly growing city of ISu lRiv+r, whor;e prosperity is identical witl ours. Hitotl the tidal wave of inmmigrat in will flow over Dakota alnd casth'rn, Molltanli, tand then we bespeak for Sun river valley ia futureo that will u ,t bI rivaled by anly valley in the north west where futuro genoration.s will grow Iup 'neath the shadlows of the grand old Blckles and he imbued wit;. thoughts and aspirlations that will load them in mature life to note atld dcleeds that will eo the pride of the na tion, thet, annoblitng of themselves anl wonder of the world. G. T. ,' Fort Shaw. N'ncl Shat' w": ts (Il() illtl III 180A by the 1 ( 1ile.) a11b1o0' till' toll t of IiuIn ititer. It .1 (101011).114I lIT gUold 1.112 1t1tt1 1l i 2lldi c tA gr't 111±2 ma(n1 grllitiy tI) thl rIlee~lut2' ot ' FIort. T'heIre' arour corn pllls of 1ill(-. t ilt (d'111110tts, and eh, 1 lI'tg In told aboutl llIll 111 For~rt iI c n , Ir·~'c'ie.t order.l lhott It laIrlgle a±'2l' s1011'.' r tIl' 1 rt, and A11l( A . l ltc is till', tI ll.' ' i ult(illt'dli o1f tIll' l'c(r rc'ttIul(ttnt, it t Ill 2111' 11111' latii±ll(t 111 (111111 ,c 1 thll' . .l ' tlil'rll a h, till' ti I' J''rl)l 'i'n I l it (ic ' :.t till'ng uip' thl'll' It 21, ' 22 1 011 t '11t 'II' h toitn ctrrals of Fill %A, r rnuolt on which ho hlli 's reot('clI ere el c ,: :c Sha1 ·, ll'ot' and Ale':.li I'e :.'llin. turd then -a to th I'· llotel de Smith, II11II1pt by Joo n It.,~ 11t( cll uu ld c'l''; ntl, Ilrll uy l le Icdc" (i, Auhtcthe by wthit hitin