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-trictly In Advance. ~rn ka e foanrv Ie SVOLSUN RIVER, MONTANA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MARCH 12. 1885, No. 4 P _ S, -- oR. i w p ,, • .nmeo3aLa?;!m k~r~ 85,00_.~__ O_ _ ~ _ e ) o I.tdwth ,nd rth u r _ Ilv l ape.,I fm . FIRST NATIONAL BANK, OF HELENA, MT.' Paid-.Up Capital..........................300,000 Surplus and Profit....................."..... 280,000 nd4vdual Deposites .-............. ........... 2,000,000 Government Deposits.......... ............ 100,000 T. A. HAUSER, President, DIRECTORS: A. J. DAVIS, Vice-Pres. S. A. Housoer, A. M. Holtcer, J. M. Ming. E. W. KNIGHT, Cashies. E. W. Knight T. H. Kleinschmidt, Join T. H. Kleinschmidt, Asst-Ca C. Cnrtin, R. . Hamilton, C. P. Higgins, A. J. Davis, H. M. Parchon, T. C. Po;wer. Associated Banks: ,st Nator., Fort eton. Mrssou,° Naona, Mlseu. a Total Capital and SurplsM, s760,00 A General Banking Business Transacted. Montana National Bank OP ' a.Lm.NA, ILOr.., ORGANIZEDINOVEMBET, 1889. C. A. BROADWATER,........Pre A. 0. CLARKE,.............. ...................... President ... ......... .................................. Vice-President E. HA PE ................................... .................. Cashier UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. Paid-Up Capital, . . 8$250,000.00 Surplus and Profits, I .IREC ' 50,000.00 . c. aERT, 3. 1. POTTS, 3. a. WErSTER, RMAN OAS1, a B. CROGS', I. F.GALEN 3.3. BARSISON, C. W. CANRON AND A. 3. WILDER, OF ST. PAUL. FIRST NATIONAIL BANE, Of Fort Berton, Montana. CAPITAL .......... "' -... P....................... 100,000.00 SURPLUS, 870,000.00 W . G. Co.nAD..............Pros I ED. MALA.............. Cashier Joint W. Powsu,............Vice- " I B. A. Lous,......... Ass't " New Store! N6W Goods! New Prices! JULIUS HIRSHBERG, CLOTHIERJ. Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Etc., AND EVERYTHING FOUND In a First Class Clothing Establishment. .)lease call and examine goods and prices, Oppole Largest nose, Soa Ber JULIUS HIRSHBERG PAZIR ZE AflNO . I' LOW PRaCES. TH1OM.AS RSE, BUN RIVER, - - MONTANA GENERAL DEALER IN Books, Stationery, Fruits, Candies, NUTS, ETO. "--WALL PAPER - And decorations in various designs, with borders to match, constantly on hand and in stock. Tobacco and Cigars, Of the choicest and best brands to be had in the market. Smokers should remember this fact. Orders by Mail Respectfully Soliced. CeOOa 00oDS. A .FA PRIC,.O. J. H. McKnight & Co., --DEALERS IN iENERAL MERCHANDISEl A Full Assortmet of New and Fresh Goods Which iuey offer at the lowest market price. Orders from the surrodnding country solicited FOaT SHAW, O . IOTANA. s Ft. Shaw & Floronce Road. Good accommodations for man and beast. lBest liguors and cigars. Give us.a call. espt., I JOHN M. SCII)T SUNBEAM8. Times are loosening up just a little. Robert Ell. was in town one day this week. The Fergus county bill has p:assed both Houses. The paymaster will be at Fort iShaw this week. Mrs. Mary Ileuly has been quite ill the past week. Henry Kelly was over fronm Ulidia one day last week. Mrs. Sam OGtz, of Rocky Gap, is quite sick, we learn Solitary is very popular among the bot~y nowadays. Mrs. J. P. Dyas has gone to i'lldia to spend a few weeks. The fine weather seems to have given an impetus to travel. The gambling bill peacefully reposes in tie council cemetery. Nest Thursday is St. Patrick's Day "early in tie morning." H. B. Strong, Clan. Zook and Bud Ford were at Benton last week. Railroad or no railroad is the all.absorb ing talk on the street now. C'. B. Walker and J. P. Dyas returned from Helena last Thursday. Dr. Newman had a professional call from Chotean last Wednesday. The. Gibson, of Great Palls, was in town a few days the past week. Joseph Ienrkent was in town this week from his ranlch on tihe Missouri. Paris Gi bson passed through here Tues. day on his return from the east. Our road supervisor has already coin. menced to repair tile hIiglhways. Quite a numln r from here will attend the dance at Greant Falls, the 17th. A naw turukov has been nponinted for the fewis and Clarke colunty jail. A Mr. Drumm, a cattlenlan of Indian Territory, In bineen here the past week. The annual talk abHllt the. I1. & Bi. It. It. Is revived witll thie first spring.like day. J. H. Duninpl,, of this place, has the contract to finlsh tile school house at Cho. teau. T. C. Power's freight teams passed throlnlrh, this week, loaded for Fort A4lln. naholne. A little fistic encounter enlivened the dtll rnoutine of events in town the tother evening. Have you notliced any chnnge in the 'li ,llote since the 4tll of tile month ? Fun. ny ain't it ? It is but iuntural to suppose that lientna is tickled over tihe defeat of the Dearbtorn county hill. 0. (. Cooper returned front Ihlena nlast Sunday morning and hna gone to his Du pluyer ranch. A delegtionll of Indl:ins fronl the Agen cy risurd thriough here last week en route to the Missi.i. Let there i a fll attendllllnce of horse. nien at the meeting to be held in Sun River on the 27th. Thomas Rose has Ia horizontal bar erect. ed, onil whic hlie gives exhiblitons dully to a wondering populace. The activity manifested in the lumber trade the past week seeInlS to point to bet ter times in the near future. Work on John Largent's new residence will lie resumed at once, anid will be fil ished as rapllidly as iossible. The skating rink is still the (enter of attraction. The ilmagnetic propensities of this craze is wonderful to bellhold. The new church in this place is rapidly neiPing completion, and is an edifie of which the town may well feel proud. We learn that Illon. . . . and rs. Ford of this lare, and S. C. Ashblly and wife, of Ielenl, were In Y'astlinUton inlllgurll thln daiy. We notictle in n entern journal thlllt sheep are dyingr by the thousand and tens of thousands in the far west. %h bt a whopper I We acknowledge, with many thanks, the receipt of tickets to a grand mllsque. raile b.ll to be given at Fort Sllaw on the 15tl Inst. Mr. Bray and wife, parents of Mrs. Win. Mulcahly. who hIave been hero for the patlt few months, will return shortly to their home in Maine. From our Ulldla correspondent we learn that thl genial J. A. I.arris, of Chestnut, hlad his pockets picked at the New Or leans exposition recently. "Red loy," the property of Ilundley & Preilltt, probably one of the finest still. lions in the Territory, anlid fine racer, will stand tills seasonl at Helena. * Charles G. (Iriflith, of the firm Grflith & ingersoll, civil engineers, Fort Blenton, was here :ilst week doinig Rsome profession. at work for James C. Adams. Services it the school house Sabbath mornilg lt 11 o'clock. Subject: "Popular Amusements." Let all tirn out antd hear this interesting sulbject diiscussed. Quite it numinber of Indian childiren, front thlle lackfoot Agniey, passed throuhll town last week, en rilute to St. Peter's llision, whe're they will lie educated. W. P. Burcher, Esq., has finished his contract forl the doors and sash for the new ci'hurch. We Ilsiutt say the jobi iX a good one, and( the workmanshilp first.class. A successful merchant says that trying to ulichew chao' late canromel with false teeth and Pssaying tol untie fast knot sha.e strings with dogaskin gloveson Is very like trying to do lbusliness without advertising. III WoodsI, lst a valuable horse one dlay this week. The animal endeavored to scale the fence around the corral in which It was confined, and in some manner the sharp end of a Imard penetrated its breast, killing it. On another page, under the caption "A Model lonund.up Cook," will be found n comlunlastion written by a well-known contributor of this paper. The letter is trenchant and timely as the round-up sea. son will soon hI here. John Largent returned home last tun. day morning from a seven weeks' stay in Helena. Mr. Largent did his lest---and as well as anyonecould- for the proposed new county, but when the flual vote came succumtnbed gracefully to the inevitable. The chances fi r a railroad through this snction are rosier now than ever before. While we make no pretension of know. Ing anything more than anyone else, we are satistled that a railroad project will he launched before we are well aware of the fact. Irev. Hluter will lecture at C'hoteatn. Saturday, Marchi 21st, and will preach the 22d. morning anttd evening. l.et there Ie a rally. Cotle one, cinte all. Sulject of lecture, "PThe MoIel Woman." Thsll Is a popular theme, and one which deserves a good house. "I held her tiny hand in mine, and clasped her fairy form, and told my tale of ardent love, in language sweet and warm. And when I paused for want of breath, she raised her dimpled chin, and whispered low, '1 don't catch on, please sing your snlg again.' " Invitations were sent to all the horse. men last week, asking them to attend the mieting to be held here on the 27th Inst. If any ntames were missed It was unllnten. tional, and we trust tihat the fact of not recteiving an Invitation will not deter any horseman from being present. The I elentn BIusiness College i. an ad. mtirably conductedl institution, and tine that rellects greilt credit alike upon its founders and the territory. We are pleas. ed to notice that the enterprise is meeting with the success it mierits. Your atten tion is called to to their advertisemtent in this paper. This Is the time of the year when the splring poet blllsomllt and buds. Fair no. tice is hereby given to any and all of the lprting-ltct.pershualnm that they will be promptly knocked down by our otlice towel, and gently kicked down the beck stairs, if they venture within the sacred portals of the Sc.v lller. J. MI. lal'gellt wishes to state that lhe will prechlt aatC(lhestlnut s'lihoo)l hlotuse next Slaturday night and Sunday. lie regrets that lie was utllnmhle to get ac.ross tile river to ilteut hit apploinitmellt lst Sutlnday. The asubject for SBtrdauy night will be "Our Literature," and ftr Sunday, "Theit Oh. servance of a Day of Ieat." Let there be a large gathering. Frain'is G0 c, ssw'hom .aIs diown front hills ranch at the foot of the IolIutUilns In:st week, 8says there Is no1 8Inow ther'e Ixcept in the coulees, and that the gasif hIas al. renldy started, Ibelig in some placel s lanl lllnch high. M1r. Goss' resHience ill this sectionl dates Iatk inll the fifties, and hle Is a veritablel enicycllo)edia of fac'ts con(cerIn llg the eurly hi.ltory of this Territory. Suome time dIuring the first of Jnualry Nathan l ell, of this place started for HIelena, and after reaching thait Ipl.e wrote to his wife, who Is visiting friends in Iowa, that ie was going to lButte ('ity, Iland sinct that time no word hlie been re ceived frlom hhl, ilthoug1h his wife lies inmtde qllllil'les collcnl'ernilg him in nearly ever town in the Territory. When last seen, he was in Hlilena ('cuniderahly I3l. der the "'ilnlllnce," iand Il. lilysterlous disatlppearance hias cau.ed grlet ianxiety .amonllig 1118 friends. FUrinus Il lames. Jollnstowo wia te sceill nel Ia collltlgr:l. tiiln yeterda'ly mnroning, whiclh (lestroyel tille buildling oc'nplled by P'ostillnater E. 11. ILargent us ill o(fl'e. O:ly time illilo'it to rell0ve 3mot of the fiurniturlie tIl it plie of safety before the buillding fell In. l'lhe fire is spposell d to haive origlnated from a defective tlue. lierk, In il.s efforts to subldue the lilamnes, was quilte badly burn. ed, but we lealln nt serolusly. SUN SPOTS. Butte hils It lbuilding boom. An Anacond.l la I nll was recently neairly beaten to detll. White Sulphur ihad a billiard tournii. iielnt last week. Over .500 mIein are on the pay roll of the Anllcolllld co'llumpnlly, igh tailif Is ipropose' on all brides oist of the Territorhtl line. Th'le 1111lligs ileri'alhl inulhl:es land plar. alyzes ArIlitro.ig, the ('row Indan l ad ilgelt. Jnas. Kirkplltrick, formel' rly postlmaster at I)lIlon, was arresteil lust week oni a charge olf lllbezlxing. The p)enitentiary (convicts in the Iheleolna jail will be providled with inew s.uits of clothes of uthe stripedl fisllion,. A lynamiter hlri thl'realened to Iblow up the lliitto Mllier, llld thllt jourllnal ees ioff with the plin that It gets blowed tip every diiy Iby its ('ltIemporary' In Anacolnda llst week the wife of a respectedl citlzein deserted him, cllid enlter. edtl i house f iil rillieput. Thle Ieview says the skatling rillk wav t ll,) cau:llse of the troublle. Virginia City, in ali.lisoI coulnty, was thei' setlle nof I Ilmost atr'ilollus imuder l(st eekol',. in whic'h a I'resplected citlzen was killled y onil Mitchllll, Whllo, hi tulrn, was killedl by a sheri's posse while Ieslstingll arrest. ULIDIA UNVEILElD. In an Excellent Letter.,-Pe rsonal ossilp of People at Home and Abroad. Ulit.DA, March 8, 1885. EJltor Su; Ilivitn u.N: Muirch has opened up as calnl as a lamb hIut how it will pass out Is for the weather cocks to predict. The Missourl river still hohls her ice hrldge free to all, but err long the old re. liable ferry will call on the good citizens to loosen up their purse strings. It is pretty toughlbn them when oats are sell ing lit 75e to $1 per hundred poundlls, eggs 110 cents per dozen and other products in proportion. Joel Stanley has been engaged for the senaon by the Montana National Bank to steer the staunch ol( boat, and without doubt will handle her skillfully to the satisfaction of all. The old rellable Toml Gorha1m will see that lie does up the job to the satisfaction of the traveling public. SThe beef of the valley has al btwen d1is. posed of at fair figures, except John E. Morgan's hrdl of over 2.50 head, which are very fine and large. He will ship east in August or Septemlber. Somle of our citizens have taken in the New Orleans erhibition this winter-W. C. Swett and wife, John A. lharris and wife. We expect to welcome them home again In this or next month. I regret to say that Mr. J. A. Harris, whilst in New Orleans, imagined hImself in a round.up canm annd was relieved of his money, rail. road ticket, ect One should recollect that there is a little difference in the atmosphere here and away down in Dixie. Conme home, Judge, and take a few round-up lessons before you start out again. Our Exposition friends are now rusticating lat the Arkansas hlot Springs. Mrs. Janmes, nmother of MIlrs. Joe licrket, is visiting her daughter who has been sick for several months. Mrs. James is a citi. zen of Prickly Pear valley. Mr. Joe lllckett does till the blackslnith. ing for all who call upon hin---aund, by the by, is hard to be.t in repairing guns and pistols. Hlenry Schranineek and O. G. Itoble have secured a large lot of logs and will soon be turuing out lumber for all who tlesire to make new and additional int. provemnents to their homes. The cattlemien as well us the sheep owners are all well satistled. Their losses are no inore than would occur through the summlner months. 'lilis is lno boast. It is true. Thl'e bridge over Deep creek between L'lhll. and Sand Coulee has beeol reuilt anlti is ready for traveling public. Mr. Milligan, of Trout creek, liha sent a long petitionll to Wlashington for a imail route froml Fort Logan to 'l'ruley. The Monitano Nationli link keeps the Geuirge Steeil store at Ullhila stocked up with a good line of grocerles and at renal. nablllle prices for n('h. There Is plenty of No. I olts In this valley for $1 per hundred pounds. II. 1V. Kelly runs a giold eating house ait L'ldli with the most efliclent crook, Juis. Thloll psol; also a billiard saloon fitted ilu in good style. lolter Blros. has a Inrge lot of dry l.m. ber, slhingles, etc., in the care of Thous. L. Gorllam. Ali'. 'Thos. Shhll y has a nice raunch half aI mile from the ferry, which lie wishes to dispose of at reasonabllle figures. lIce heIalth1 of the a'lle'y tIhe past winter ihas ien giul. Mr. FiIIrank lstotn had a ttharpl attack oif laute rIheunl:itisulll a shorllt timle since, bilt olne vit by I l)r. Newiman has set iil on fl loot agluin. lust one lllook and a little tlk talk tccm that skillful pl'hysi clllln Is enough-you will soon lle IIarounid. Jus.t c few thullpis ltiiut your ('hest, andlll the circulation take.n dble i' revolutioin, and then you are sare from siur ittacks. The widow Ilyvec, of IlllllIgsC, puid Lci' villey ci vailt a short tlime ninle tlid ul). pe:ar'edl t io lie thie 'elltl'c t al ttraction lll linle of O 'lll younIg mnlll whil].t hiri. Y~'llcutg widowus kncow cholw to |lhatter the boys. ' hr lli' s gci , n c c lnIc l Ict i lll"oi ng siglhs arei tile cillln.e ellliln'e. iOne sctgell. i Itoll homIe grollwerj s hlcfor'c clo~llug. ialt youi' Ihorle rl u ic'al'y aind they will soon llllarn to mel faI' r It. I iti w'IIe , tll t il , I they' '..'t ton I cll '1ih :I all i. .l' illu Inn sli l , cc1 usc1 etlllll tl dise seul s Islonlng range hol'rses. MrAl Y A... Ill the licad. The New Orleanis T cimes-Dei)cocrat in a recent issue devotes coilderable space to tise resol(t'lese andil wunllctlh of this Territory. Woe eoxtrt',c thle focllowing: Whlllle other ctites are o'lhibiltin gr.at. er vclrletleis iof potates, nI(on eqal Mon. tcun:i 1i the size and nuitlitios lcpropelrtlis of her groundIil frtuit. l the waI of cllore' ll, thl exhibilt siiews whalint, bIclley, peIs, inctl oither via'ieilctslI i perfecticon of flr. itllt ion'. jEvery grai I fully inutlcred. According to the census statstcls elcn. tulahis tlil i the lo in the IInumber if ii.tl. iels f whelcllt plier .lre, s.ill5h tug thie ri(e prmiuctvlll'enllrc ess of ithe sui. Wool, IcItillc ree from burtlls nd excess of gr iose, is Il-. so shown, rIl'seltics g cintanoll ther of thic' gr.a't I industi'les. An In dan Battlehield. The .un riler 'valley is prolific of it h tIcic lorei, and mIancy are thie bittles which I've, hi ticees long ag1o, hoie fluglht throughout its Plength andl blr'eldtlh, ie. twieon the lieglcns andl their ,ienemies, the C('rows. Muiny storie.s of Interest ire still relited of the tattles waged betweenc these two Iationlls, for supriliIeIciiy', by' the extntoldctichiier'; storiesi which aboulillci ill a superfluity c)f iblood aind thunderi', icll mnckc onei.i's hali' stand lilperpedlcIulr. Within ic few cilll.c of iSun lltiver, both uip iiand down the rihver" numeirous ibottles werei fioughlt it differenit times. (.hi the fi-irm of Johnl T'laxier was once thie scenei oif onw' of thlese bacttles, tand while plow. eg, ) Mr. Traxler' freilentily eaxhiles piarts if skeletons, which no tliciht lid goodi serivhie witllh the war club, until coniiipelleul to submit to the inevitable, and the once proud and noble warrior went over the range to the Happy Hunting Grounds, with his Inst resting place unmarked and uncared for. ATTENTION, IIOItSEMENI We, the undersigned horsemen of Sun River, South Fork, Missouri, Teton, Dear. born, D)upuyer, and Maris, belietingthnt the time is ripe for the orgunlzation of those engaged in the industry of horne raising, for the better protection of our rights, the establishment of a system of round·ups, which will further the interest of the members of the association. and for an exchange of ideas relative to the horse industry, we therefore call upon all those engaged in this industry within the following Imundlries, vzi: From site mouth of the Prickly Pear canyon to the Maris, on the north, and from the isa. sourl to the main range of the Rocky Mountains on the west to meet at Sunn River Crossing on FRI DAY AFrERNOON, MARICIH 27TII, 18:5, for the I)purpose of taking the neces. sary action for the formation of a hlorse. man's Assocrlation. We earnestly desire the t cooperation of every horseman, and trust that every horse ranch will Ie represented at the meeting. lRespectfully, aROucrlT VAUOIIIN WILLIAM ULM, WILL H. CLAItKE, WM. K. FLOWItRREE, MICIIAItL OXARART, O.0. . COOPER,. AL. DUPEE, JAMES C. ADAMS, WALLACE TAYLOR, II. A. MILOT, JACK HAItitSl. Condition of Stoek. The condition of stock throughout the Territory at this writing is very flattering. There are no losses in this section-other than natural reported, thus far. The continued fine weather during this month has been a God-send, giving the stock an opportunity to recuperate from the effect the continued cold of the past winter. Reports from othersections are equally as flattering. The Billings Herald says: "Ike Morgann arrived in town from the Musse.shell on Thursday evening. liHe sa:ys that the cattle are in splendid condi. tion, and that the snow which fell last week will not do them sany harm. On the contrary they will be the better for it. Speaking of the system of driving the cattle back from the Isittoms, which has been pursued in the Yellowstone and blusselshell country this. season, lie ex. presses the linion that itit las resulted in theii saving of great numbers of cattle and Ielievet that it will be found expedient anld enetficial to employ a larger number of range riders in the future." (Glendive Times: "Ton Ituslh, of Bear. er Valley, came in Mionday and reported stock In the valley iii good coniditain." The ilvintiston Entterlprise says: Though the snowfall this whiter in the Upper Yellowstonte valley reached an utiprece. deited depth, the loss to cuttle in tihat re. glon will not exceed three per cent. Yellowstone Journal : Wm. Warren, of Sand creek, came in yesterday, lie re. ports stock in that section aus being away tupl, and asuerts that out of every seven hundred head lie canl cut out fifty beeves for thie imarket. The liusbanlllllilnanu slays the stock out. look is extremely Ilatterilng. The Northwest Live Stock Journail, ipullished at Cheyenne, in a long i.ticle relative to the conditionl of stock through. out the range ctounitty, says that reports are highly satisf:actory. In regard to tlhe weathter it slys: The ratnge c(ountry .has been blessed with goodtl weather ilur'ing the Itast week. As a rule it llhas been plesanst, itand we hear of no severe weath er I liany secltion. There tins Ieetltn no snow, except II slight fall in two or three limuited districts, as a whole the weather for the week hIlls been quite os good as could be expected. Bill to Prevent Allen Oceupatlon of Pubilec Lands. The committee on public lands report ed to the Senate with amlelndldinets the hill to prevenlt ullensl from acquiring lllnds ill the T'erritories. As an.ended It provides tlhat hreafter it hllll Ie unIIwfIul for per. .lsln not citizens of the United .States, or who lave not declared their iltentlon to hecomle such, or forl forelljn corlorpoltionls to hold real estate In the 'i erritories. The blill also iprovides that no railroad, turn. pike or callll corporation shull hereafter acquire or own lands in the 'Territories, except such as are necesIsairy for theilr oc. cupantion, or as lhs belOll granted Iby Con. gress, (lnd all suIch lands, whIethe'r acqulir ed before or after the pI.sage of this act, which Is not neIesarun y to the operation of the colinlllliesu , shallll be disposed of with. in ten yrias ulter the la /ailage of thlis ist, and if not (lllspowd otl it shall le forfeit. edl to the nlited States. All Iprilierty ac. quireld in violation of this act shall be forfeited to the United Sttat:s. I'II ON:hIRONTE'OI .RS. John Devine and wife were out in the vicinity of RIocky ulap visiting a few days thli week, Joh.i Largent has received the colitract for c!arryljig the mIll bhetween here and Johliunstliown anlld G(reat Falls. Gelneral Ilrooke, eoliniandler lit Fort Sihaw, is expciite to arrive lit his post of dutly labout the 20th inst. The Genlieral hits been elast. lein Steellll nd Fred Moinroo were try. irng to paint the tih town pale blue yesterldiay. It is ii int exactly tile iiopular color, but they doli't care. PIeter Nelsonll, the right hanlid of Phil lltllix, Augusta, was in town thiis week. Pete says times are as dull u ill that counltry as they rtie tily Iplace. A hail will be given nt reailt Falls on the eveninig of lt. Patitck's Da,)l the 17th, in ti.i (Ureiit Falls ilorhiin Ill]. A cor' dial Invitltrltio i is extellded to all. Lollntonsllelless pri)evaili tig to an ilarmir. Ilg extnlit in town at prllesellt. Notling less thlai ii railrolald will haIIve iy effect to clheckl the spreadit o thie dise.a. TROUT CREEK TROt5$1,. ' A Terpsicorean Entertainment In th Mountainu--At nhterestIng .etrkw. Tnour CRUEK, M. T.gMaini 6,'S4. Editor SBtx IRtvn S x: The terpelcorean entertalflmelt~ dtl4 by Mr. James Lee, the coarteoun proMrj. tor of the Bird Tall House, on tha gdO nit., was one of the most pleasung eeti$l tainments it has been my good fortune to attend. The Dearborn, Flat creek, ad Trout creek were well rqpresente4,atthe colosal edifice of Mr. Lee. tl w, ppq, nounced an enjoyable' and gran4 a#ar, Too much cannot be said iaprals" or thei manner in which she prepared the bend; an excellent collation, assisted by' a hbi of Misses who did all in their power tb' make it pOlesant for the - oets. 'Vie musia rendered by the stringband, oanda the leadership of the elmcient Mr. Ja.es Cummings, was all that could be desired. The beautiful and bewitehing stradin of the best composers was rendered In that brilliant style for which the professor i. so justly famed. The permanent residents of Trouit creek are ten souls-six men, two lidleis ad' two children, three mules, one borse,three dlogs and a sheep, which is the propertyi of Mr. James Oummings. Uncle Jim Stubbarts paid us a visit on the 211th. Mr. Chris Tellison arrived on the Id inst. These two gentlemen willply the, rued betwtpn this place and Sun River. The two Messrs. Judson idtend to ret miin in this locality for an indefnite,pe.: rind. Their old quarters will resand with mirth and music agatin (for the have their little hatchets, you know.) WAL.ra. E.gg for Hathlinar., ,.: Eggs for hatching from very choie and select Plymouth Rock fowls. Yoenlig fowls for sale in the fall. Apply to Mus. J. B. Nzwoux, Sun River. feb20 St ---0--- No More Buffalo. This is the first winter in the histdry of Montane that nothing bhas been heard of buffalo hunting-no large herds seen on the runges, no Indian parties following their favorite game. The herd of bison or mountalu buffalo that has losfg Inhabl. ted the Yellowstone mountain slopes and valleys was seen to number two or three hundred in the Park this winter and that is the largest herd reported this winter south of the British lino.-Enterprise. The Right Mqtal. The fo!lowing letter from a promineat Benton horseman is self-explanatory, and we are glad to see it, and hope all others engaged in this great Industry will follow suit: BIGNrox, March 7,1885. MXI. RIonEarT VAUvon - Dl)I.t Sm--I rec'd your Invitation to at. tend tile Ilorsemen's Association. I will not be able to attend,'but would'llie to be a mnember. Please state to the commit tee that I will abide by any laws they see lit to make, and will share in the expense. * Yours, &c., W. S.'STooxzxp. Change of Name. The Montana Stock and MiningJournat,! published by Geo. Boos & Co., Helena, has been succeeded by the LAve Stock Jounrnal. Thie change is a good one, and, 'we are pleased to see It. 'The proprletors, In making the change, say: The course of' the Journal is changed and It will hern. after be conducted in the interest of the stcikgrower, more especially. Not that we shall drop out mining entirely, for we shall always be glad to chronicle success In that direction and say a good word for the industry; but to conduct it as a stock mnid mining paper together wasi Iomewhat embIlar'rass.ing with the two Interests so wide aupart. County C'ommissioners..-Jal. The county commissioners of the county are hard at work. A large amount of business is Imfore them. Mr. C. F. Wha" lcy, of the firm of Sparks & Whaley, bllnneplolis, agents for tile Paulsy pat. ent jlail, who put in the Lewis and Clarke couty Jail last summer, came before the Board and stated that he would use his inlluence to have his house put on doors to the two bath rooms in the Jail, free of' cost to the county. It will be remember. ed that these bath rooms were the hiding places of Con Murphy and Edmonson previous to their escape, and the comple. tion of the jail as intended, would pre. vent any like succesful attempt at Jail delivery.--llerald. --- 0~-- The Cochran Ranch. We are in receipt of a letter fromn Mr. W. F. Cochrane, of the Cochrane Ranch, near Fort Macleod, Northwest Territory, In which we learn that stock-particular. ly cattle-are doing finely,no losses worth imenutionlug, so far, although the weather there 'luring the pnst winter having been severe, the temperature reaching as low as 48 o delow. The Cochrane Ranch company is the wealthihst and best managed company in the Nortlhwest Territory, they having re. cently declared a dividend of 10 per cent, which amnoumnts to something like $85,000 or $00,000. The company has recently been reorganized, with the following ex. colient otliaers: President, Hoe. M. II. Cochrane; Vice President, Jas, IH. Coch. ranne; Secretry anld Treasurer, J. M. 3Browning. ----~---- TERIlUTORIAL NEWS. Helena is being badly burglarized. Virginia City had an inauguration ball. Diphtheria is raging in the vicinity of Maginnis, The First National Bank of Helena will erect a $80,000 aelck next summer. A couple of Crow chiefs put a head on thela agent, Armstrong, and It took two companies of military to arrest them. Sullivan, charged with numeroua crimes, amlong others, that of killing Dr. Cartlin, writes a very plausible letter to the Argus, explaining his side of tlheICse.