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GALLATIN COUNTY. Sheriff—A. J. Edsall, Bozeman. Treasurer—Ed. E. Ferris, Bozeman. Probate Judge—C. S. Hartman, Bozeman. County Clerk and Recorder—James Gourley. A«sessBr— T. P. McDonald, Livingston. County Superintendent of scliools—Miss Adda M. Hamilton. Bozeman. , oroner-lt. D. Alton, M. D.. Livingston. County Commissioners— S. L. Holliday, Liv ingston; K. II. Tracy, West Gallatin; — Mon forton, East Gallatin. ...... J P., Livingston Precinct— R. W.. Hanson, M. Kelly. T „ ,, Constables—John Winnett, J. Cornwell. JOHN A. SAVAOE, Notary Public. A VAGE & ELDER, JOHN H ELUEU, N. P. Laud Agent. S Attokxevs at Law and Rkai. Estate Aoents Practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Main street. mm Livinoston, M. T. ROBERT D. ALTON, M. D. SrnuEON Northern Pacific R. K. Co. Q.EORGE HALDORN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. LIVINGSTON, - - MONTANA. JT^ B. PERRY, * PHYSICAN AND SURGEON. LIVINGSTON, • MONTANA. Leave orders at P. O. drug store. D RCA McNULTY, DENTIST. All kinds of dental work done. Office opposite post-office. Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, - * Montan« Transac ts a GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Interest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections made a specialty. Correspond ence solicited. associated banks. Steliblnp, Mnntl & Co., Miles City. Stebbins, Mund & Co., Billings. Stebbins, Conrad & Co., Buffalo, Wyo'g Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, D. T. Stebbins, Mund & Fox, Central, D. T. Stebbins, Fox & Co , Spearlieh, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. SECOND HAND Printing Office, Nearly New, FOR SALE CHEAP The material consists of one Washing ton Hand Press, one Pearl Job Press, with Type, Stones, Etc., m quantity to suit purchaser. Address, WRIGHT i HENDRY, LIVINGSTON, M. T [ SEWS OP THE WEEK. • - Hear Admiral Powell is dead. The office of territoiial attorney general has been created in Idaho. Dr. Carver won his famous wager to shoot 00,000 glass balls in 6 days. Sister Theresa a niece of James G. Blaine lately died at her convent, Wilkesbarre, Pa. Spain is still being visited by earth quake shocks and the suffering of the people daily increases. The town hall of Westminster, Eng land, was destroyed by dynamite on the 14th. No arrests. The Bay State Sugar Refinery and the Standard Dye Wood works at Bos ton burned on Sunday. Louisiana on Saturday reported the coldest weather of the season accom panied by a heavy snowstorm. The Tennessee legislature lias passed very stringent laws prohibiting polyg amous Mormon teachings in that State. Chadwick, cashier of the Pacifiic National Bank of Nantucket, is a de faulter to a considerable amount. He lived too high. The Hanauer smelter seven miles from Salt Lake City was burned last Friday night. Loss about $25,000; in surance $10,000. The band of 40 mutineering Mexi can soldiers have turned bandits and several robberies and other outrages are reported. Machinery has been shipped to Cal gary on the Canadian Pacific with which to begin drilling for petroleum which is believed to exist there. Oliver Bros. & Phillips, the great iron firm of Pittsburg, have suspend ed. Liabilities $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 which they are reported able to pay if given time. The old New York banking firm of John J. Cisco & Co. has failed. The firm held railroad securities,the shrink age in values of which caused their insolvency. A civil war is in progress in many of the provinces of Panama republic and there has been much fighting. The trouble arises out of opposition to the government. Arrangements have just been made for buiiding the Northern Railroad of Guatemala, which is to run from Port Barrios, on the Atlantic, to Guatema la City, 230 miles. Gen. Hazen, chief of the Signal Service Bureau, is likely to be court martialed on charges of lying, slander and other conduct unbecoming an offi cer and a gentleman. Five Kiowa Indians were found frozen to death near Camp Angas, In dian territory. From indications they had been out on a hunting expedition and were all drunk. The Portland & Willamette Valley railroad has been incorporated to ex tend the narrow gauge road from its present terminus at Dundee to Port hind, Oregon, a distance of 30 miles. Tramps on a train near Overton, Texas, refused to pay fare and when the train hands attempted to put them off opened fire and mortally wounded the conductor. The tramps then es caped. The steamer Admiral Morison and the ship Santa Clara collided at sea and the former sank. Fourteen per sons were taken from the sunken steamer but it is feared about 10 men were lost. An attempt was made to blow up Crofut & Knapp's hat store at South Norwalk, Conn., with dynamite. One end of the building was blown away. It is supposed to have been the work of dissatisfied strikers or their friends. At Albion, Idaho, last weak, Perry Pleasant, a desperado, and deputy sheriff Butterfield shot and killed each other, Butterfield was trying to capture Pleasant and the shots which did the killing were fired simultane ously. Two hundred and thirty men em ployed at the Union Pacific coal mines at Carbon, Wyoming, struck on ac count of the unpopularity of Queally, their superintendent. The 500 miners at llock Springs threaten to do the same for the same reason. The snowstorm of the latter part of last week was very severe all over the east and northeast and was accompani ed or followed by very cold weather. Railroad traffic was much impeded by the storm, many trains being block aded. John L. Sullivan is breathing forth drunken vows of venegence against Boston reporters who have lately re corded his low, ruffianly actions. Sul livan may yet recoguize that a repor ters little pencil is mightier than the champion's great fist. The annual report of the Depart ment of Agriculture is now in press. It makes the record of the corn pro duction for 1884, 1,795,000,000; wheat nearly 573,000,000 bushels ; oats 583, 000,000 bushels. These aggregates are the largest ever recorded. Senator Sabin's substitute for the bill for the relief of homestead set tlers provides that settlers of public lands under the homestead law shall be entitled to one year from Hie date of entry of lands under which to es tablish an actual residence upon lands. England has determined to oppose any effort made by Turkey to occupy Egypt with troops and to that end is mobilizing troops, ships and munitions of war in the direction of Egypt to prevent this encroachment. English creditors own Egypt and therefore England will protect her subjects' financial securities. Mrs. Laura Shrewsbury, a grand niece and the eldest surviving relative of General Washington, is dead, aged 75. She was a daughter of Harriet Washington, who was a daughter of Samuel Washington. Her father was Andrew Parks of Baltimore. Among the relics of General Washington pos sessed by Mrs. Shrewsbury was a gold snuff box presented to him by the City of New York. At a dance at Sand Creek, Black Hills, Jack Curry, Alex. Black and Troy Mitchell began to have fun by shooting out the lights, when Jim Da vis got lus Winchester and winged two of them. Curry got away, but next morning went to Davis', armed with a Winchester, to kill Jim. Both men drew down and fired, but missed. Curry's gun would not discharge the shell, and he turned and ran, Davis firing after him till a ball crashed through his right shoulder. Mitchell's wound will prove fatal. TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Regular Session. COUNCIL. THURSDAY, 1ÖTII. J. S. lit irris and W. A. Clarke, commis sioners of the New Orleans Exposition, presented a petition detailing receipts and expenditures and asking a territorial ap propriation of $5,000 to pay debts incur red and to complete the Montana exhibit. Referred to committee on ways and means. The president announced the following standing committees: Judiciary—DeWolf, Buck, Chessman; Internal Improvements—Green, Cardwell, Kennedy. Federal Relations—Fergus, Barret, Green. Education and Labor—Mitchell, Cotant, DeWolf. Towns and Counties—Cardwell, Green. Morris. Public Lands—Barret, Fergus, Cotant. Roads and Highways — DeWoll, Green, Barret. Engrossment—Chessman, Mitchell, Ken nedy. Enrollment—Mitchell, Barret, Kennedy. Printing—Kennedy, Morris, Buck. Grazing and Stock Growing— Cotant, Bar ret, Fergus. Military Affrirs—Morris, Chessman, Mitch ell, Incorporation—Buck, Chessman, Morris. Agriculture--Fergus, Barret, Cardwell. Elections—Buck, Fergus, Morris. Indian Affairs—Mitchell, Green, Barret. Mines and Minerals—Morris, Chessman, DeWolf. Immigration--Cardwell, Kennedy, Cotant. Notice of a large number of bills was given. The joint memorial passed by the house relating to the Crow Reservation was taken up and passed unanimously. The governor's message was referred in its various sections to appropriate committees. Adjourned. FRIDAY, 16th. The following bills were referred to committees: to provide a commission to divide the territory into counties; memo rial relating to deeds and conveyances of Northern Pacific lands; to amend the pro bate practice act; to regulate public printing; regulating assignments for the benefit of creditors ; relative to the quali fication of voters; regulating inheritances. Committee on mileage reported. Adjourn ed. SATURDAY, ITT!!. Nothing was done during the day ex cept giving notice of several bills and in troducing others. MONDAY, 19th. A petition was presented from the citi zens of Missoula asking the abrogation of their city charter. Several bills were in troduced; the most important were these : to divide the several counties into districts for the election of county com missioners ; regulating the taking of depo sitions of absent witnesses; to prevent the killing of elk, deer, etc., for speculation purposes. The bill for the relief of W. A. Clark was passed. Green gave notice of a bill to incorporate the Billings fire de partment. The New Orleans Exposition appropriation came up for final reading. Kennedy opposed it but it passed by a vote of 9 to 2. The Council went into executive session and confirmed the ap pointment of a great batch of notaries public. Adjourned TUESDAY, 20TH. The day opened with the slaughter of a number ol bills. Fergus' bill to appoint a commission to divide the territory into counties was lost; there were too many county division schemes on hand. Ken nedy's bill prohibiting any person from inheriting more than $1,000,000 died a miserable death. The bill relating to the qualification of voters was ordered back to the committee for amendment. The bill to amend the probate practice act was lost. The judiciary committee report ed favorably on the bill amending the statute relating to garnishee and defend ant, also recomending the appropriation of $2,000 for the law libary. In the after noon another batch of notarial appoint ments was confirmed. Wednesday 21st The bill to provide for the printing of bills not of a gen eral nature and not provided for by the United States was lost. Among bills noticed was one by Fergus to pro vide for the creation of the county of Jud ith in western Meagher county. A bill to provide for the examination of a debtor on attachment after instead of before judg ment was passed. HOUSE. THURSDAY, IST!!. A letter was read from "a convict" ask ing the legislature to allow penetentiary convicts on their discharge more than $15 worth of clothes and $5 cash ; laid on the table. The committee on stockgrowing report ed favorably on the bill to repeal the bill providing for payment for stock killed by railroads. Notice of bills was given among which was one by Sloan of Galla tin to create the county of Park. Bills to amend the act compensating county commissioners ; to re-emburse W. A. Clark the sum of $97 paid by him as postage on copies of the constitution, and to appropri ate $5,000 for the New Orleans Exposition were introduced and refered. A commit tee was api>ointcd on mileage. The gov ernor's message was read in sections and referred to appropriate committees. Ad journed. Friday, 16tii. Ways and Means committee reported favorably on bill appropriating $5,000 for the New Orleans Exposition and on reso lution authorizing Ways and Means and Judiciary committees to employ clerks at $4 per day. Reports adopted and the lat ter resolution passed. Committee on mileage reported. Several bills were no ticed and others introduced and the house then entered upon the consideration of the bill to appropriate $5,000 for the New Orleans Exposition. This bill was oppos ed principally because it included an item of $1,500 for printing done by Geo. E. Boos & Co., which sum was alleged to be $500 larger than other firms had offered to perforin the same work for. Some dis cussion ensued but the bill passed, Biddle, Forbis, Robinson and Eastman voting in the negative. Adjourned. Saturday, 17th A bill was introduced by Norton to set off a portion of Gallatin county and at tach it to Yellowstone. Another bill in troduced was to require county commiss ioners prepare and publish an itemized ac count of their personal expenses when on duty. The judiciary committee was di rected to prepare a substitute for the bill to provide payment for stock killed by railroads. The bill rc-imbursingAV. A. Clark $97 postage on copies of the consti tution passed unamimously. A memorial was introduced regarding cattle diseases and the proposed national trail. The memorial recites the danger constantly threatening the cattle interests of the West from infection from pleuro pnemonia and other diseases of cattle roaming on the western cattle ranges; that every effort should be made to induce Congress to provide ample quarantine regulations for the protection of cattle on the ranges. It recites the danger to northern cattle of in fection from Texas cattle fever; views the proposed national cattle trail as impract icable and dangerous, and requests the President of the United States to imme diately call the attention of Congress to this important measure. Referred to the committee on stockgrowing. MONDAY, 19tII. Several communications were received. Bills were noticed as follows : to amend the act relating to levying and collecting taxes; to create the county of Pend' Oreille out of the county of Missoula ; to pay C. H. Snell $128 for reading proof, copying address and mailing copies of the constitution. A bill was introduced to pay Fisk Bros, of Helena $108.75 for printing tickets for voting upon the con stitution. It seems that through a mis take 60,000 separate ballots for voting upon the constitution were printed and sent out and this bill is to pay for the worthless tickets. Referred to committee on elections. Adjourned. TUESDAY, 20tII. Tingle presented a petition from the citizens of Dawson county, praying the legislature to amend certain sections of the revised statutes by allowing ranchmen to sell whiskey when living five miles distant from a town by paying a license of $5 a quarter. The committee on stockgrowing and grazing reported favorably on the resolution opposing the proposed national cattle trail. Several bills were noticed. A bill for an act concerning the levy and collection of taxes was ordered printed. Several reports of territorial officers were were referred to committees. Adjourned. Wednesday 21st The bill to allow ranchmen to sell liquor at ft license of $5 per quarter was report ed from the committee with a recomenda tion that such license be imposed as would insure an orderly resort. Committee on elections reported advising that Fisk Bros, be paid $98.75 for their worthless ballots and the bill was passed. Several bills were noticed among which was one to erect the county of Dearborn out of parts of Lewis and Clark, Meagher and Choteau counties with Sun River as the county seat. A bill for an act to create the office of county attorney was intro duced. The joint resolution opposing the proposed cattle trail was passed unamious ly. A substitute was offered for the bill to surppress prize fighting and consider ation postponed. legislative notes. Councilman Fergus of Meagher had a bill before the legislature to provide a commission of three who should re-adjust county boundaries throughout the terri tory. The passage of such a bill would doubtless be a substitute for all the various county boundary bills now before the legislature. The New Orleans Exposition appropri ation of $5,000 has been a vexed question. The chief objection to allowing the mon ey to lie paid over was because it contain ed an item of $1500 for printing done by Geo. E. Boos & Co. The two newspaper offices in Butte each offered to do the work for $1,000 and that in Helena for $1,150, cash. Boos offered to do the work for $1,500 and wait for his pay. There upon the work was given to Boos & Co. and as their pay will be forthcoming in a few weeks a nice figure of profit will re sult to them. Norton's bill to annex a portion of Gal latin county to Yellowstone defines the following proposed line of division: Be ginning at the point where the Yellow stone mountains (?) intersect the Wyoming boundary, thence following the summit of those mountains in a northwesterly direc tion to a point due south of the point where the first dividing ridge east of the Little Timber meets the Yellowstone riv er, thence due north to said point of meet ing, thence following said dividing ridge to the summit of the Crazy range of mountains, thence following said summit to the Meagher county line. It seems doubtful whether such a line could be traced with any degree of accuracy ; but the Yellowstone fellows say it can—they know everything and more too. They also say it leaves Cooke City in Gallatin county, which may or may not be so, ac cording as the straggling, scattered peaks called the Yellowstone mountains are ranged into a summit line. The proposed bill adds all the Rock creek coal country, the thriving settlement of Upper Boulder and the whole Big Timber, and Sweet Grass regions to Y'ellowstone county. The Yellowstone county members are trying to "railroad" the bill through without dis cussion in the hope that its outrageous provisions will not be detected by those most interested. Two county division bills have been in troduced from Missoula county—one to create the county of Pend d' Oreille out of the northwestern portion and the other to create Bitter Root county out of the southwestern portion of the old county. One or both of them w ill pass. The constitutional convention held last winter seems to have a long financial tail. Bills for the relief of persons in some way connected with the work of that conven tion are pouring in before the legislature witli a recklessness that suggests that the last end of that convention will be worse than the first so far as expense is concern ed. The people of Missoula are tired of their city incorporation experiment and petition the legislature that they be relieved of their charter and be allowed to return to their original condition of unincorporated blessedness. A bill is or will be brought before the legislature requiring all retailers of ar dent spirits in any town of 500 inhabi tants or more to pay a license of $1,500 per year. Such a license would be al most prohibiting and would remove eight saloons from every ten throughout the territory. CONGRESSIONAL AND POLITICAL. Senator Vest is re elected from Missouri. Wilkinson Call has been elected Senator from Florida. Orville H. Platt will be the next sena tor from Connecticut. Senator Don Cameron will be re-elected senator from Pennsylvania. Senator Z. B. Vance will be re-elected senator from North Carolina. Another effort is being made to place Gen. Grant on the retired list. William Evarts will be the next repub lican U. S. Senator from New York. It is likely that Leland Stanford will be the next Senator from California. Jonathan Chase has been elected Sena tor from Rhode Island to succeed Antho ny, deceased. The protectionists of New York have organized the American Protective Tariff Association. It is expected that Gen. Lucius Fair child will be elected Senator from Wis consin to succeed Angus Cameron. the a cer no E. of at The Senate Committee on pensions re fused to grant the widow of Lieutenant DcLong of Jeanni tte fame a pension. In the Senate Slater's amendment to the Inter-State Commerce bill prohibiting higher rates for a short than a long haul, was defeated. Representative Henly of California will make another effort this session to obtain consideration of the bill to forfeit the Northern Pacific land grant. Congress has before it a bill which pro vides for the retirement of army captains and lieutenants upon sixty per cent full pay when they reach the age of 50. Tiie Secretary of War declined to order a court-martial trial for chief sigual offi cer Ilazen on the charges prepared by Lieut. Garlington, and has decided to take no further action regarding the Greely re lief expedition. Henry M. Teller lias been declared the nominee of the republican fegislative caucus of Colorado. The Hill men, sev enteen in all, threaten not to abide by the action of the caucus but to unite with the democrats. Senator Voorhees of Indiana will suc ceed himself. In nominating him the democratic legislature caucus of that state adopted a resolutian recomending Joseph E. McDonald a fitting member of Presi dent Cleveland's cabinet should any se lection for that body be made from that state. Stock in Idaho. From Northern and Central Idaho the reports of the condition of stock were not encouraging last week. The snow storm which visited Oregon and Montana with such severity did not skip Idaho. Stock men in that territory were not provided with much feed and they anticipate heavy losses. Oregon Stock Dying. An Oregon exchange says: Stockmen near the Dalles of the Columbia River are losing heavily by the late snows. The losses of three aggregate 3,600 sheep, and two of the same men have lost 800 head of cattle. At the latest reports hundreds were still dying. In Joseph county, also, many hundreds of cattle, and sheep by the thousand, have perished. Stock in Southern Montana. Dillon Tribune : This week the reports from the stock ranges of Southern Mon tana are not of a more encouraging char acter than were the reports of last week. The additional spell of extremely cold and stormy weather which lias prevailed during the present week has been decid edly unfavorable to the bands of cattle and flocks of sheep. Our stockmen, in many sections are fast exhausting their supplies of feed and the prospect of pull ing through the winter without serious loss is not at all encouraging. A Hurd Winter on Texas Cattle. A dispatch dated the 16th from Dallas, Texas, says: This is the coldest night experienced in North Texas for twelve months past. The ground is covered with snow and frozen hard. A regular blizzard set in at midnight last night and still con tinues. The loss ol cattle and sheep on ranges and ranches will be something enormous, as this is the fourth severe spell within the past thirty days—one following close upon another. Many estimate the loss as high as 20 per cent in the most ex posed localities, for stock, and equally as great for sheep. Reports from Abilene, the centre of the live stock region of West Texas, says that matters look very gloomy. The bad weather has had a disastrous ef fect, especially upon sheep, thousands of which succumbed to the cold and died on the open prairies. Wylie Bros, alone esti mate their loss at 5,000 out of a flock of 50,000. Henry Ortman estimates his loss at 1,000, and many other sheep men lost proportionately. Gram is scarce. The intense cold weather was unexpected, and ranchmen had made but little preparation for it. Indian Appropriations. The Indian appropriation bill agreed upon by the house committee on appro priations provides an appropriation of $5, 664,136. The estimates were $7,328,049. The appropriation made at the last session of congress for the present fiscal year was $5,589,403. The bill provides for fine and imprisonment whenever any person shall furnish any Indian gups or ammu nition, except civilized Indians of Indian territory. The president is empowered to disarm such Indians as in his judgment may seem best to preserve the peace and prevent depredations. The bill further provides for punishment by fine and im prisonment of persons introducing ardent spirits into the Indian country. Maginnis at Work. Washington telegram : Delegate Mar tin Maginnis has been before the senate committee on Indian affairs several times to urge the passage of a bill to throw open to settlement the northern reserva tion in Montana. On every occasion the committee have been too busy with the investigation of Indian leases, and Mr. Maginnis has thus far failed to secure a hearing. He says that he has no hope that anything will be done with the hill this session, and it will remain for the forty ninth congress to open the reservation of the Fiegans and Assinaboiues. of al is of Sunset on the Yellowstone. Minneapolis Tribune ; Mr. Anderson, of St. Paul, has on exhibition, an oil paint ing on canvass six by eight feet squaro, looking into the lower entrance of Yellow stone Park, which, in execution, is very strong and effective. By means of an ap paratus, the artist exhibits the picture witli successive effects of sunset, moonlight, early dawn and midday—something new' under the sun in the way of artistic repre sention. Aimed at. the National Park. Washington telegram : The senate ju dicary committee will report favorably on the house bill construing the laws now in force relating to the territorial courts of any of the United States territories so as authorize the execution and service of any process, civil or criminal, out of any such courts withiu any military or Indian reser vation, or within the Yellowstone Nation al Park, provided such reservation or park is situated within the exterior limits or boundaries of «lie county or district over which the court has jurisdiction, and when process, civil or criminal, is executed or served, it shall be with like effect as though said reservation or park were part of the county or judicial district in which the process is served. The intent of this measure is to cover such cases as the fail ure of the Yellowstone Park Hotel com pany, when a large number of workmen were kept out of their pay for months, and had to camp in the hotel which they had built in the park and hold it against all comers until they were paid. Wyoming Oil. Mr. Cy Iba has visited the Rattlesnake district, the Big Horn, Arago and the Pow der River basins making an extensive jour ney in the oil regions of Wyoming and tells the Cheyenne Tribune something of what he saw. lie reports that the Denver wells at Arago basin are dow T n to a depth of 1,100 feet. The quantity of oil is constantly increasing, and the gas is more abundant. The indications are that oil will be encountered within 500 feet. Claims are being taken up rapidly, and should these wells prove to be a success there will be quite a number of rich men in the district. Work has been stopped by the Denver Company because of the cold weather. The Bothwell syndicate have resumed work and will push matters as fast as possible. They now have one well down to a depth of 560 feet, and the prospects arc very flattering. These wells are not prospect holes, hut arc being sunk for the purpose of finding, if possible, a flowing well. The same indications of larger quantities of oil and a large amount of gas are found here also. Asylum Iiui-netl amt Lives Lost. On Sunday morning last about 4 o'clock fire was discovered in the South Infirmary of the Illinois insane asylum at Kankakee. The building was not provided with waterworks and as the fire which started from the furnace was well under way before it was dis covered nothing could be done to save the building. The attendants were aroused and devoted themselves to saving the patients, particularly the helpless invalids. There were 45 pa tients in the building of whom seven teen or eighteen perished in the flames and their remaius have since been taken from the ashes. The burned building cost $76,000 and was nearly new'. A Military Martinet. Major Geo. O. Eaton, from his scat among "the great unwashed" at Helena, tells the legislators of Montana that he pays a very large share of the taxes con tributed by the eastern portion of Gallatin county and that his will in opposing coun ty division should thercfoie be accepted as final. The Great Republic Mining company of Cooke pays taxes on $17,000 —surface improvements, as their mincis not yet patented. The Bear Gulch Hy draulic Mining company pays taxes on $7,000 — also surface improvements. (These figures we fully believe to be cor rcct though we have not the assessor's book before us.) What share Col. Eaton owns in these companies is and always has been a matter of conjecture but it is safe to say that his share in either com pany is a minor one. If he pays taxes on any other property in eastern Gallatin county we cannot discover where it is lo cated. If the colonel continues his pre tensions lie will soon be, in his mind, a veritable Atlas, bearing the world upon his shoulders. But supposing his state ment that he pays a large share of the taxes from this side of the range were true, what difference docs it make? We warrant that he will never bo at greater public expense in Park county than he would be in Gallatin county. Col. Eaton is a martinet who seeks to rule the com munity in which his fortune is cast as he used to rule the military cantonments over which he was placed. Brigham Young imported from Eu rope the first Shorthorn bull that ever crossed the plains. He was a vicious brute as well as high bred, and valuable also, and one day he gored one of the Apostles, when the Mormons slew' him, (the bull W'o mean) and burned his flesh, and for many years chanted a curse in the Tabernacle for all Shorthorns.