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Montana is g-a:trant:.id to exeed t.!et nl f alon ,3
per published in the territory.
Address all conmmuni:iti,,n to tit
TItt1lItNE. (ir.vAT FALLS. iMONI
Sun River wants a flouring mill
ditto Fort Benton. Great Falls hal
one already, with assurance of other:
as soon as the demands of the couantr)
will warrant there erection. A gooC
flour mill is of more benefit to a towr
than any other one enterprise, anc
we sincerely hope that both place.
may have their wishes fulfilled. B1i
there is one thing to be taken int:
consideration in regard to this matter
and that is, without suflicient watet
for motive power. a flour mill cannot
be operated, except at a pecuniary
1oss. We have the best possible evi
dence for this statemenet, if Nelson
Story of Bozeman, the pioneer muille
of Montana, is any criterion. 3Mr.
Story says that except without good
and sufficient water power, for all
purposes. a flour mill cannot be made
a financial success in Montana. If
Sun River and Fort B3enton have
this all-important rescurce, we see
no reason why they should not have a
flour mill.
It is to be deplored that the Indian
Commission which recently visi;ted
Montana, jk not make as thorough
an inquiry into the affairs of those
piaupers, as they might cons.steitlvy
have done. Of course. we acet not in
a position to judge or criticise their
work, but it seems as though their
labors were confined mnostly to Hel
ena, where they were wined and
dined like prine s W\e enter no conm
plaint if they vote straight at the
next session.
A Helena Chinaman says he re
ceives regular visits from His Satanic
Majesty. A clear case of mistaken
identity. It is only one of the news
paper reporters poking around after
news items.
:: e:
The most rediculons newsiapcr ga
of the season has just emanatedl from
the Butte Inter Mountain. u:ake
stories of the most incredible .Siz,,e.
will not admit of comparison. Tt:e
whooper in question is an alleged
into -view with Kamaski. a three arm
ed man from Alaska. Hereafter the
Inter Mountiin mast make af
fidavit to the truth of every statement
it makes, or we shall not consider
ourself under obligation to believe
them. Mark Twain and Josh Bil
lings are both notorious liars. but if
such a thing is possible, the Inter
Mountain scribe scoops 'em.
** *
We notice in a late issue of the
Town Talk that there has been some
misunderstanding between the for
mer proprietors of that paper, Messrs.
Davidson, Molinelli & Rivers. It ap
pears that Rivers has been posing as
the dandy dude of the concern, wiih_
out cause or reason, and has made
himself disagreeable not only to his
business associates. but also to the
public. He has in consequence been
fired. We have been greatly pleased
with the vim and vigor which has
been characteristic of the Town Talk
since its inception, and hope it will
shortly recover from the effects of its
recent misfortune. Two new nlem
bers have been admitted to the com
pany, Messrs. Corban & Oakley,
which gives the paper sound finan
cial backing.
We notice that Bro. Lawrence of
the Rising Sun draws quite liberally
from the columns of the late lament
ed Sun River Sun. We offer no ob
jections. The old Sun shone quite
brightly in its day, but to be honest,
we are obliged to confess that it re
quired a vivid imagination to proper
ly appreciate many of the articles
which from time to time crept into its
columns. We are now traveling via
the narrow path.
** *
At this writing there are rumors
afloat to the effect that the syndicate
have purchased the bonded mines at
Neihart, paying therefor X80,000. If
this proves true, look out! for inside
of the next ten months you will see
people rushing into this section of
Montana, as though their very lives
depended upon it.
"Buckskin Joe" was a liar by the
watch. He lived for many years on
the Missouri river and at various In
dian agencies as cook, interpreter and
laborer. He was full of anecdotes
and liked nothing better than to air
his learning on Indian matters to a
crowd. No one ever believed that he
was a hero or possessed of unusual
bravery, but his own personal adven
tures told by himself would appear to
make him so. One winter evening
at Fort Belknap, Joe was giving a
history of himself to a select crowd,
telling how long he had been in one
place, how long employed in another,
and so on. He had been talking on
for an hour or o without interrupticn
when Joe Butch, sitting in one cor
nor, called out: "Say, Joe, hold on
how. old are you'?' Joe promptlv re
plied, "thirty-flor." "Well," said
'utch, "you may let up on that yarn.
I have been keelping cases on you,
and according to your own stactment
you are 110 years old.' Joe quieted
down and acknowledged lthat he had
boon. lying to amuse' the boys. Poor
Joe was killed ivy tilhe Sionx Indins
in 1875 near Fort 3Beiknap.--Keeler,
in River Press.
IT l' ,V-'I HI ES (.)O1) I'APEiIS. IAYE.
Sheriff Churchill tells a good chick
en story. Yhile out hunting a few
da-s since lie discovered aflock: of
prairie chii(ken: sitting on a fence.
He hlt fly both barrels of his shotgun
at tihem'l at the same time and killed
every bird in thll flock, fifteen in all
iat one shot.-H erald.
Meagher county is without a sher
iF.- (G:u.Ar FALLS Tii:u:;is. Not so.
We -have two sheriffs. Tail.dtcld is
the legitimate oflicer. The oiiher is
an amalgaunaited double-)ack action,
self-cociiig. antolnate sherif. and
coroner cionbineid. He can arrest the
living and sit on the de.ad both at ihe
same time. County rights for sale:
apply at the IHlosbaudniman otice,
lWhite Sulphur Springs. -,Mineral
U. S. )EPI'tY .Ai tllSHlAIS.
The following deputies have beeon
appo)inited by i. R. M[arshal Kelly, all
Eof whomn have entere-1 uplon the dis
chare of their duty:
J. A. Bailey. Gallatin, county.
T. Ii IH. Irvine. (Uter county
A. B. iEathhook, Dawison county.
A. a. Quivey. Yellowstone county,
E. W. Meteal. Lewis and Clarke
WI:H .'Ii i : -DA Ii To I ;TELIEVE IT.
The (re.T FALLS Trnrnm_. pul
al-hed at the Falls of the Missouri,
gives a glowing descripl;tion of the
pirogress of the various illlurovo:i:emlts
at tl-at !i ;:,rt:ant loci tion. (-re'it
Falls. by its pos:ti:n, its many local
alvain:v-,c- and glreat water power. is
de .tinl to l:c:,onwi a gre'ti o!r:u ifae
taring ctfr. The Ti:;rx: well
reopresonts thle i;isii{ess energy ot the
growing city.- Helena Independent.
AN 4)iV-'E1 lVi. MAN.
E. V. Smalleiy, in Norlhwest: In
BIozemai. ontlan!a. I noti'cd nllmer
ons placards on the fences appealing
to the passerby to vote for Miss Ham
iiton, "ihe People's Choice." These,
I learned, were vestiges of a contest
which took place last fall over the
school snperintendenicy. Miss Ham
ilton's competitor was a man, and she
defeated him. In Montana women
seem to be prefelTed for school offices.
A lady s perint'ndls the school.s of
Lewis and Clarke county, which in
eludes tlhe capital city of Hielena. She
has Indian blood in her veins, is high
lv educated and has marked dramatic
talent, playing Charlotte Cushman's
roles in private theatricals.
Dennis IRyan. miner, hotel builder,
etc.. leaves Helena on his return to
St. Paul shortly. Back in the early
sixties, Rynn, then a boy in his teens,
ran away from home, not liking his
plodding farm life in Pennsylvania.
He took off to the Oil Regions, where
all was bustle. He soon got employ
ment followed by interests in con
tracts for ties, lumber, etc., in railroad
building. He made considerable mon
ey, and his whereabouts was first
learned by his parents through remit
tances which in generous sums reach
ed "the old folks at home." In 1865,
Dennis started for Montana, by way
of Salt Lake. Arriving latein autumn
he decided to stop in the Mormon
city over winter. The next spring he
had his passage secured to Helena,
but the advice of others prompted
him to turn toward Austin. Nevada,
instead. In that State he had a va
ried experience, and accumulated but
little coin. After that he drifted back
into Utah, and in later years won
there the fortune he failed to "catch
on to" further west. The famous Horn
Silver mine was the property which
paid him most. Out of it have come
many millions and millions have been
the profit share of Dennis. St. Paul,
Mr. Ryan's home, has the grandest
hotel in all the West. It cost upwards
of X1,200,000 and was altogether built
with his money. We want men like
Ryan in Montana. He tried to come
here twenty years ago. It is not too
late for him to come now, and stay.
Our gates are open and all beckon him
to enter and to remain.-Herald.
Mr. Ryan, in company with Mr.
Broadwater, visited Great Falls dur
ing his recent visit to the Territory.
If matters are carried out according
to the program now laid down, we
should not be surprised to see Mr.
Ryan become a citizen of Great Falls.
He certainly will transfer the bulk of
his personal wealth to this immediate
section, and we see no valid reason
why Great Falls may not look for
ward with some assurance to his be
coming a permanent resident.
A Washington special gives th(
views of a gentleman from the Indiar
Territory who predicts= that the order
relative to cattlemen will result it
serious trouble among the Indians
who will now find themselves deprived
of the $12 annual income that each
received under the so-called leases.
Possibly this may all be true, but that
does not prove that it would have been
better to permit the cattlemen tc
monopolize the territory.-PIioneer
Gov. IHubbard of Minnesota has is
sued a call to the Stantes and Terri
tories on the upper waters of the Mis
sissippi and Missouri for a River Con
vention, to be held in St. Paul on
September 3. The Independent says
in regard to the matter: No portion
of the country is more vitally inter
ested in cheap freight and the im
provement of the Missouri and its
tributaries, than Montana; and we
should have in that convention a full
and able delegatiou. Montana, wiih
its thousand miles of navigable rivers.
which need improvement, should have
a potent voice on all questions per
taining to the improvement of west
ern water courses. The Missouri and
the Yellowstone flow through the very
iest agricultural portions of Eastern
Montana. These valleys have a cli
mate and soil better adapted to the
production of certain bulky crops
than any other portion of the country.
With these livers navigable in the
autumn our farmers could realize
large profits in supplying the South
ern markets. Let us have a good dele
gation at St. Paul on the 3d of Sep
Conumenting upon the Indian com
nission which recently visited the
Terrritory to enquire into our Indian
affairs, the Herald hits the nail square
l:- on the head, which is as follows:
it is to be regretted that the Indian
comlmission of the House could not
have imlproved the opportunity to
have acouinited themuselves more fully
r:th the situation in Montana. It
nay b)e true that the situation in
it her T'er iiories is worse and requires
their personal investigatation. We want
mnr Conigressmien to know a few In
lians possess nearly a third of Mon
tana. We want them to know how
utterly worthless this country is to
the Indians since the buffalo have
;one. With proper efforts we believe
i1 the Indians in Montana could be
induced to remove to the Indian Ter
ritory, where they could more success
Eully practice agriculture, on which
they must depend for their future
subsistence. The cattlemen have been
required to drive their stock out of
the Indian Territory and they are no
more allowed to go upon other reser
vations. These r:anges are needed for
,ur cattle and they are of no use in
the world to- the Indians. The Mon
tana reservations are out of all pro
portion to the number of Indians
hnd again it is a poor place to have
he Blackfoot reservation along the
moundary line, where the Canadian
[nclians are going back and forth all
he time, necessarily interrupting any
attempts to civilize them. Before any
ittempts to settle them in severalty a
• ermanent location is necessary. Even
he conditions necessary to begin the
work of civilization are as yet want
ng. The situation as it is at present
s bad for the Indian and it is bad for
he white men. Finding no buffalo
rn their reservation the Indians go
where they can kill the white men's
rattle. It leads to reprisals or blood
bhed. It keeps us on the ragged edge
f wnr nll thQ tima
of war all the time.
Sun River wants a shoemaker.
The Sun says Sun River is no boom
Sun River denizens have the blood
ed poultry fever.
A $12,000 blaze occurred at the
Helen depot last week.
A. M. Esler's concentrating works
at Helen are nearly completed.
The dredge boat for service on the
upper Missouri has left Benton.
It costs $195 to ship a carload of
cattle from Bozeman to Chicago.
Ft. Benton has a new fire bell 44
years old. Rather old to be new.
The ruling price for hay throvgh
out the territory is from $12 to $15 a
The great wrestling match between
Pascoe and Cannon, at Butte, was
won by the latter.
Gray wolves are reported to be
more numerous and mischievous than
ever known before.
The bar privilege at the Helena
fair brought the management in the
snug sum of $1,125.
Helena is excited over the clubbing
of one of her citizens, by a policeman,
while resisting arrest
Harry Rivers, the ousted Town
Talk partner, announces his intention
of starting another paper in Butte.
The Rising Sen publishes a letter
from Phip'Schell, who left the Cross
ing last winter for South America.
Phin tells the boys to stay at home
if they have a good job.
Cora Rehburg, the little Helena
girl who was so terribly beaten by her
parents, mention of which was made
in our last issue, it is feared will lose
a limb from her injuries.
New York's monument fund grows
It is reported that there are 200 In
dians on the warpath between Battle
ford and Swift Current.
It is estimated that Sedgwickcoun
ty, Kan., will produce 9,000,000 bush
els of corn this season.
Gov. Marmaduke of Missouri, says
that civil service reform is brilliant
theory, but a practical humbug.
John Snyder of Hartford, TInd., has
walked 16,200 miles in a circular
track on his premises the past year.
Four more deaths from small-pox
have been reported in Montreal. Four
public vaccinators have been appoint
At the State Department at Wash
ington it is denied that Mr. Kelley
w;ll receive any appointment there on
his return.
Ambrose Belden, a superstitious
well-to do negro of Atlanta, is dying
from the effects of the curse of the
Voodoo doctor.
Four children of Susan Ashley,
colored, living at Graham, Ga., who
were left in the house alone, were
qurned to death.
Ex-Presiden t Arthur, who rode with
ex-President Hbyes at Grant's funeral,
never addressed a syllable to the lat
ter dolring the whole tr;p.
El Paso county, Texas, school lands
to t he -e tent of 18,0:) acres have been
leased by the authorities to a cattle
firm at six cents per acre.
The body found in the North river
at New York is decided nol to be that
of Lieut. Remy. of the United States
receiving ship Portsmouth.
William A. Pond, the well known
music publisher, recently deceased in
New York, has published the music of
every known composer, and left a large
Undertaker Merritt of New York
expresses the belief that the Federal
government will pay his bill of $30,
000 for the expenses of Gen. Grant's
The Indiana mugwumps say they
are not satisfied with the result of the
Aquila Jones investigation, and that
they will be heard from again on that
A large number of guests assembled
at the house of Ferdinand Goetz in
Reading, Pa., were poisoned by eat
ing poisoned pickles, and it is feared
three of them will die.
Mary Gale, who for fifteen years
has been a domestic in the family of
Mr. Casey of Union, N. Y., burned
his barn, with its contents, because he
would not let her go to a circus.
The great statue of William Lloyd
Garrison is to be placed on Common
wealth avenue in Boston. The city
engineer has planned a pedestal of
hammered Quincy granite for it.
Mrs. Skimmerhorn, wife of a weal
thy farmer of Charlestown, Indiana,
eloped with a young man employed
by her husband. They took all the
money in the farmer's strong box.
Edward Whitman,' who for years
has been missing, and who was mourn
ed for dead, has returned to New York,
and secured the arrest of his wife for
bigamy, she having married again.
A general search is going on in the
vicinity of Galena, Ill., for Charles
Barrett a prominent farmer, who dis
appeared last week and cannot be
found. He left letters threatening
A Boston man secured the chips
which a carpenter who was fitting a
lock on the door of Grant's tomb left
on the ground. He folded them up
carefully in a paper, and went away
Ann Hogan, colored, died in Vicks
burg last week at the age of 120 years.
Her peculiarity was her hair, which
was three feet long, and a sample of
which was on exhibition at the world's
Jet-black spots, varying in size from
a pin head. to a half-dollar, mark a
male child born in Dayton, Ohio. a
week or two ago. The left foot is all
black, and about one-third of the body
is the same color.
At Bankston, Ga., where no liquor
n .. o o. O
1week. 1.S2.IS 3.1$ 4. $ 6. $ 9.1$ 12.
1 month. 5. 6. 7. 10't 15. 25.
3 months 7. 8. 10. Ia. 30. 2055
6 months ( 9. I 10. ` 15. f 30. j 55. 11J.
1 year,.... I 12. 15. 25. ,I 50.1 100. 200.
Business notices in reading matter, 25 cents
per line.
Business notices 15 cents per line for first in
sertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent
insertion of same matter.
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G allaall lumbor~mpany
Rough AND DRESSED Lumber,
All Kinds of Mouldiig. Orders Filled Direct From the Saw if Desired.
To be Completed With Latest Improved Ma
chinery and Ready to Run on the Coming Crop.
C.2oxre-n & 'ee~.iýso-, - proiprietors
Sash, Door and Blind Factory.
Hardware & Building VMaterial.
Chas. Wegner, - - - Agent.
Lumber Yard at Svn River Crossing Lumber Yard at Johnstown,
is sold, Bill Walker and Lawrence
Mann found a secreted jug. They
quarreled for its possession, when
Walker broke it over Mann's head,
giving him a death wound.
The cattle trade at the great Ken
tucky center, Cynthiana, is at a stand
still on account of the prevalence of
pleuro-pneumonia, introduced last
year by a herd of Jerseys bought by
Frisbie & Luke, Illinois.
Counsel for the Northern Pacific
Railway Company have applied to the
Interior Department for a rehearing
in the case recently affirmed by Secre
tary Lamar relative to the line's term
inal limits in Washington Territory.
Assistant-Secretary Jenks will grant
a hearing upon his return to Wash
Acting Commissioner Upshur of the
Indian Bureau, has awarded the con
tract for furnishing 225,000 pounds of
beef and 110,000 pounds of flour for
the Northern Cheyenne Indians, to T.
C. Power, of Chicago-the former at
$3.47 and the latter at $2.70 per 100
The Pioneer Press of recent date
gives considerable space to the history
of the plant Alfalfa, and the possible
results likely to accrue from its culti
vation in the stock-producing area of
the northwest. The article is an able
one. We extract from it the following:
Some experiments already made
would indicate that Alfalfa is to prove
an invaluable adjunct 4o the cattle
raising business of Montana and Col
orado. Onone of his ranches inMon
tana Mr. Thomas L. Kimball has 500
acres of this plant, and is preparing
to extend its culture by irrigation over
some 8,000 acres. As has been stated,
lucern is best suited to a dry soil. In
deed, the one thing fatal to is too
much water. Average soils, suited to
ordinary farming without irrigation,
have to be drained before Alfalfa can
be successfully grown. The only sat
isfactory report of its cultivation in
the east comes from Long'Island,
where the sandy soil supplies the
requisite eonditions. Its tap-root, av
e eraging six feet in length and some
Y times extending to three times that
a depth, sucks up the liquids of the
I, subsoil. Land that refuses to sustain
other plants will support this, and
even arid sections can be adapted to
it by the minimum of irrigation. Ob
f viously it is something well calculated
t to clothe the semi-desert expanses of
y the western interior, where the rain
fall is light and the water supply
c scanty. Experiment has demonstrated
e that it does well in such sections, and
that they can be by this means made
available for cattle raising. A still
more important and apparently here
tofore undiscovered quality is report
t ed as a result of feeding cattle on Al
falfa. It is said that the flesh of the
animal thus fattened resembles not
e that of grass-fed but of corn-fed
beeves. It is firm in texture and fine
,f in quality. In a word, the lucern is
r said to furnish a winter food for cat
. tle equal to that of the corn-producing
,t States. It is evident how great an
0 advantage this fact, if demonstrated,
will give to the cattle business of the
farther Northwest. Cattle sustain
themselves on the ranges during the
e winter, but they are not ready for
market in the spring. They must first
e fatten on the summer's growth. Far
ther south, where corn is successfully
f raised, fattening winter food is abun
e dant. But in this the northern ranges
have been greatly at a disadvantage.
e It is possible by the use of Alfalfa,
e which produces three or four crops in
a season, leaving an aftergrowth
ample for pasturage, to have a native
supply of food for the winter which
will furnish cattle in prime market
condition in the early spring, when
r demand is great and supply inad
equate. If this be true, as seems prob
able from such trial as has been made,
it will be one of the most important
discoveries made. It will add to the.
cattle-producing area of the country
vast tracts now held as practically
worthless, and to the meat supply of
· the country a new element of abun
dance. The general introduction of
Alfalfa in the territory east of the
Rocky Mountains, if all that is report
ed of it holds true, will be scarcely
less than a creative act, widely in
creasing resources for the sustenance
of man and the area over which his
industry may profitably exert itselt
It is a most interesting speculation to
consider that this ancient product,
antedating in its origin not only the
history of America but that of civil
ized Europe, should find its field of
greatest usefulness to man, after so
many centuries, in the center of the
new world into which it has come by
slow but steady approaches. We shall
await with much interest and curios
ity the results of farther experience
in the culture of lucern as a most pro
lific, useful and satisfactory food for
cattle in sections which it may fit for
stock raising, and which without it
could be made useful to man only by
a tedious and costly system of irriga
tion, even that should be found prac
In connection with the foregoing,
we notice an article in the Salt Lake
Tribune, descriptive of the great
Beckwith, Quin & Co. ranch, in Wy
oming, on which they have 1280 acres
of Alfalfa. The writer says:
* * Before it was tried, people
said, "you cannot raise Alfalfa on
that sagebrush, alkali land." The ex
periment was tried, with a result of
nearly two tons per acre, each of two
cuttings in one season. -Timothy was
mixed with the lucern with astonish
ingly better results. I walked through
timothy and lucern 3E to 42 feet high
ell over the fields. They cut 500 acres
of just such meadow this season, get
ting over 34 tons to the acre, and in
the fall will get nearly two tons more,
making over five tons to the acre for
the season. The proportion of seed
adopted, is two quarts of timothy and
fifteen pounds of lucern to the, acre.
This is sown in early spring. To pre
vent the young plants from being
killed by drouth, a crop of barley is
sown with the grass seeds. This bar
ley not only shelters the grasses but
makes a profitable crop also. I walk
ed through a field of .30 nores sown
last spring. The timothy and lueera
looked well, while the barley will pro
duce forty bushel to the acred, or 6,
200 bushels on the lot, besides atleast
125 tos of straw, which will be good

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