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THEMONTANA POST, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19.
PublishedDaily and Weekly
MontanaPost Publishing Company
TO.SO MAIN 8T^ HELENA.^GEO. yt. PI^M1, MAlf AGKa*.
Addressall Bmimm Cemmaaioatioae,
MORTAIA POST PUB. CO.
forPublication.^EDITOR HORTAJIA POST.
HLDtoMA MEXBT, New York TWs Building.^4 Park Bow at* the awl* agents for Montana^Hear, for the Eastern States.
steelat YANTlfc, Sola Agents for Chicago^aad vicinity.
w.t. Hamtlto*. Port Bantoa.
MLa. J. Smith, Beaatxk.
J.M. Fi.sh. Stirling-. Hot Spring District.
Bei.uXOSBA Aui*lt, Silver Bow.
James8ti;art, Daar Lodge.
WxiEDrsACo., Hell Oat*.
w.P. Pabsojis. Geilatia City.
T.NK'ROLKOI German Gulch.
HBo.pbbbt, Linoola Gulch.
Geo.Ralch , Bedaubing.
A.B. Hamilton, San River Crossing.^H. H. Hatmawat, Highland District.^P. church, Summit City.
B.C. Johnim.n. Black foot.
WeslkyW. Jokes, Reynolds' City, Ell. Creak.
J.8. William*. St. Louis, at a.
L.P. fisher. San Franeiaeo. Cal.
H.EUJS a Co., Leeeburgh, Salmon River Miaee
W.Davenport, Confederate Gulch.
Cbe8sebeb, Boulder Valley.
Montgomery.Bear Onlch and adjacent mine*
H.C. Weibold, Butte City.
OeorgbM. Brock, Beertowa. M. T.
DAtBWilson. Bozemaa City.
RJ. Percy Sioux City. Iowa.
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beapaauAjanttd at a late hour last night!^Moll tor Bros., loss on furniture, chemical*
aadaparatua, $2,000; Bently A Dunphy build^^ing, damaged by fire, water and distraction
ofproperty, including office occupied by^Rates Arrick, Esq., $15,000; Story A Oo., lam^consisting of merchaiaaiss, $10,000; Weir A^Pops, drugguts, $500; Plant, Stickney A^Ellis, damage to gooda in remoring, $2,500;^E. H. Wilson, loss on gooda $5,000^insur^^ance of $2,500^building $1,500, total loses^$4,000; Hall A Miller, loss to stock $500;^McCormick, Cal well A Co. $500: Qaaette office^$2,500; Mather A Crocker $1,500; W. F. Chad-^wick, $500; Hershman A Co. $1,000; Healy A^McClellau, $450; Nowlan A Weary, $500;^Frank Walker, $560; Higgins A Hagadorn,^$600: Clark, Conrad A Millar, $600; Cole San-^dan, $3,000, John Fink A Co., $1,000; Shults^A Co., $500; Douglass' Art Gallery, $300;^Mann A Davidson, $500; W. C. T. Co., $200:^Bohm A Aub, $300; Stein A Co., $200; Par^^ch en A Payntsr, $300; N. Milieu, $500; J.^Sullivan, $560; Meagher A Co., $200; Bohm^A Co., assay office, $300: C. C. Huntly, $800;
AbaTbbt Pbosbosticatobs^^Night before^ast, we are informed, a flock of wild geese^^went ^houking^ by. ^fanning the cold thin^atmosphere^ of our mountain skies in their^northern flight. Does this prognosticate an^early opening of spring ^ The sigrt-fol lower*^say it does.
Peacbesis Mont as a.^A friend tells us,^the information being suggested by our omis^^sion, in a recent item on fruit culture in this^Territory, of that delicious production, that^peach trees in the Gallatin valley bloomed^! luxuriantly last spring; but, unfortunately,
'the last frosts killed the germs, and bo fruit i General of the District of Montana, arrived
r^t,is t last night from Camp Cook, to which point^he had gone to pay the troops garrisoning^that military post. The Colonel reports the
NarrowEscape.^Laat evening, at^the Theatre, during the performance of the^closing farce, an accident occurred, which,^for a moment, startled those present into a^dread apprehension of another fire. A kero^^sene lamp was broken between the wings, and^the oil, spreading over the stage, burst out^into a sheet of flames. By removing the^wings and smothering th* Are, it was extin^^guished, and the Theatre cleared. What^would have been the result had a fire got un^^der headway during the gale of last night
CampCook.^Col. Hannn, Paymaster i
followed. A fair crop, Montana'
hopedfor the coming reason
TheFire.^it is not until after th^battle is over, when the sulphurous smoke of
theconflict is lifted from off the field, when
cannonhas ceased, that the extent of the en^^gagement can be determined and the des-
Alex.II. 11^* tt 1i^-, LocrI Editor
PromToaadaj ^ Daily.
TerribleConflagration!^Six Buildings Destroyed.
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UershfieldA Co., $200; WaUon A Bros., $300, i the rattle of musketry and the booming^McLeod A Co., $200. Truman, who owned^the buildings occupied by Mr. Molitor,^A Bros., Story A Co., Wier A Pope, loses about^$18,000; Surveyor General's office, $100; M.ij.^Hanna, U. S. Paymaster, $200; Travis Bros..^$300; Gans A Klein, $350: John Kinna, $200;^Koneigrburger, $150; John H. Ming, $300,^aad a large number of others who removed^: stocks to fire-proofs and places of safety,^which entailed more or less loss, which can^only be computed after an examination of^the damage done. We are confident that the^! total loss occasioned by the fire will not fall |^; below, but will rather exceed the^i of $75,000. This is most certainly
calamityto be visited upon our young and^I growing city, but the people who inhabit her^' sprang from a race whose forefathers in peace^| made continents bloom by energy and per-^i severence, and in battle threw their plumes^far into the ranks of the enemy, and followed^j to recover, and that indomitable energy end^i buoyancy under disaster will sustain them in^: this trial, and bring out of this loss an abun-^! dant gain. The dramatic aspect of the scene^' was thrilling, the streets filled with an exited^: multitude, teams loading and harrying to^' and fro with merchandiss of all kinds, the^| hills tope covered with Helena's fair^, noes, viewing with trembling and^aching hearts tba destruction of their people's pro^^perty, and, above all, the volume of angry and^unquenchable flames that lapped their long fiery^tongues about the wealth and proei^erity of our^; city, combined to form a scene thrilling, gloomy,^and devoid of beauty. ^e trust^^ that for the laat time in many years^, we shall tell of a fire. We hope the sad, the stern -^leeson. eo forcibly taught, will not be unheeded,^that the tale will not be a twice told one. but that^we shall have, and that speedily, gieater protec-^i tion and more complete safety afainst the devaata^i tion of this our common enemy.
tructioDof life estimated. Thus is it with^such a fire as on Monday held in suspense the^gloomiest apprehension!) of our citisens while^It continued the work of devastating and^desolating the fair proportions of our city.^It is impossible while a whole city throbs^under the excitement consequent upon such^a calamity, to gather the whole truth in re^^gard to the extent of losses or the definite ;^results of the conflagration, hence the esti- j^* | mate of losses published yesterday morning^_mt as being sustained by the several citisens may^- ' be, and undoubtedly is to some degree im^^perfect ; but while some have sustained lees,^others have been more unfortunate, and we^bold that to-day the correctly estimated loss^will not fall a dollar below seventy-five^thousand. Messrs. Story A McKensie, we are^informed, have suffered a loss of from eigh^^teen to twenty thousand dollars; Hershman^A Bro., by damagedone to stock of clothing,^are losers to the amount of $9,000; C. D. Sul^^livan's low is $300; W. H. Weimcr, $600;^Sparks A McPherson, $600; Loeb A Bro. $2,600;^Munter k Co. $100; Con k Peel, $100; Taylor^Thompson A Co. $50; Mansfield A Co. $350;^are among the additional losses reported to^have been sustained. Others may be reported^of which we have no knowledge. The scene^in the vicinity of the fire the morning after^was peculiarly gloomy ; the smoke heavy^with the stench of the burning grain, vege^^tables and drugs, was drifted about by the^shifting wind ; the empty, scarred store; the^blackened walls, the street filled with the^rubbish from the fire ; the billiard tables,^printing apparatus, and the thousand and one^articles which formed the stock in the various^stores burned or emptied, and the citizens
Changeok Roctk.^Mr. Wm. Taylor,^Superintendent of Wells, Fargo A Co's. North^^ern line, leaves this morning for the South,^and will, on the trip, make changes in the^in the route of material benefit to Helena,^saving sixty miles between this point and
weatherquite cold in that locality, the ther^mo meter dropping at times to 27 degrees be^^low zero. The Missouri river was frosen^over, so that ths Colonel and his escort^crossed it several times. He found plenty of^snow between Cump Cook and Benton. Eve^^rything in the vicinity of the Cuup was^quiet.
Boulder. NVe were pleased to re^^ceive a call yesterday, from Wm. Berk in,^Esq., Deputy U. S. Marshal for Montana, and^Capt. Cook, one of the pioneers of that valley.^Both gentlemen unite in satisfactory reports^in respect to the operations and prospects in^that locality.
Military.Cols. Andrews, Nugent.^Lt. Col. Town. Maj. Osborne and Lieut.^Spencer, all of Fort Shaw, arrived on Mon^^day evening en route for the former place,^for which they leave this morning.
Kromthe Dailv of Thurs.dav
Fh^m Cu \^;o.^We were pleased to^meet last evening an old Chicagonian, but at^present a citizen of Montana, Mr. Corbia,^who has just returned from that city. Mr.^Corbin inform.* us that he has had construct^^ed at the Eagle Works a twenty stamp quartz^mill, fully -upplied with all the necessary^improvements, which will be put upon the^levee at Sioux City by the first of April, and^shipped on the first boats of the N. W. T.^Co. Mr. Corbin also informs us that Mon^^tana stands high among the heavy men of^Chicago, a large number of whom are com^^ing out in the spring to take a look through^our Territory. Mr, Clark, who spent the last^summer in the Territory as the representative
NoveltyStore last night presented^no worse appearance than it did the night^after New Years. The stock was a little^mixed, but the Colonel and his assistants bad^got everything in comparative order and^were waiting upon a throng of customers.^He received by last night's mail an extensive^assortment of Eastern and pictorial paper*^^damp from the press, and containing the^latest sensations. Our thanks tor an armful.
MissoulaMills.^Mr. j. T. Harvey,^who has just returned fr^m this locality, in^^forms us that be is at work running a drift^into the White Cloud lode, sixteen miles from^Ft. Owen, and taking from it a species of de^^composed quartz, which, run through arras^tras, yields very richly. It is the only lode^discovered there, eo far, but the wonderful^success attending the workings of this one
ingin earnest tones upon the fire and the con^^sequences, but as the day advanced teams came^to load up the debris,the goods were removed,^old stores were put in order, the sound of the^saw and hammer were beard. Col. Lyon, Fink^ACo., and Mann A Davidson.each had forces of^men putting in glass and clearing buildings,^and last evening the stocks were again neatly^mail two days earlier. The mail coming north i ^^^nged pn the shelves, and a coat of paint^to Helena at present deflects from Point of to-**J will repair to a great extent, the rec-^Rocks to Virginia, and comiog back over the | opd ot tB* Br#-* Crocker had plss-
sameroute to Daily's, and thence along one j *^^. painters and P^^mbere at work, and^side of a triangle to Jefferson Bridge. After.J^^ ^l*ht thMr blmard wh,ch
to-morrowthe road will be established direct^^^^^ ,th* ^J**. WOT^ ^n places,
fromJefferson Bridge, past Henry Morrier's, Th^ boTs of the Gazette, with that nerve and^on the Passamari, to Point of Rocks. A daily *anSJto *^y occasion which charac-
twohorse stage will now run between Vir- ^rises, to a great degree devotees of the^giniaand Henry Moriers, the Concord coaches I art preservative, ' grappled with difficulty,^funning direct between Helena and Salt Lake. 1 mndto-day brought neatness and order
Mr.Taylor has also made ths requisite ar- ! ^^ of ch*^^- Theu' ^JP^ S^rtd,^rangements to have the Helena mail put in \ tn^r PJ6*9 uput on a ^war footing,
throughsacks at Salt Lake City, saving its I ^ ^^7 or 80*em ^ *^*y
transitand redistribution at Virginia, as well^as the diversion of travel over that route.^This is an excellent and much needed change.^When the cars reach Ogden, the office of
gatheredin knots about the ruins comment- ' of the Eagle Works of Chicago, will soon be
Weregret that we are called upon to re^^^ ord the devastation of the greatest fire that |^has ever visited Montana. Since the settle- I^iaent of the Territory, and the history of our '^- ities first began to be woven, we have been^exceedingly, even providentially fortunate in I^regard to fires ; but our citisens, lulled to a^sense of security by our.heretofore exemption^from the horrors of a conflagration, yester-^day received an awakening which was rude^^a lesson which was bitter and an experience I^which was costly. About the hour of 3J j^o'clock in the afternoon, as the citizens^were recovering from the little excitement ,^consequent upon the fire at E. Franks, a col- i^umn of smoke of no great extent was seen is^^suing from the rear part of the roif of Moli- !^tor A Co's. Assay office. Quite a number of .^citizens noticed it, but knowing the fact that.^h furnace for reducing and assaying purposes^was located there, felt no uneasiness. Some^few moments passed and the character of the '^smoke left no doubt but that the building ',^was on fire and the ~larm was given. In- i^-tantly the citizens tethered and the vigor- I
us,energeAic and disinterested efforts com- j^^uenced for the suppression of the fire, which j^continued with unabated ardor until all dan- j^rer was over and the fire extinguished. We i^.ire informed that the fire originated from a^defective flue in Mr. Molitor's building. It!^seemed for a few moments that the fire could '^be restricted to the building in which it orig- ^^mated, but before those on the roof could j^get the hooks attached, the fire burst out j^ia one mass of flames and drove the most dar- :^ing fireman and enduring salamander to the^adjoining roofs. It now became apparent to^nil present that it was indeed a fire, and for
thefirst time fears began to assume form and i ^ oar^ ^ to vourte,f j.k.
terribleproportions, that the business part of Mtmn Prosi-ectuk;.-The recent rich de^the city was in extreme danger. Merchants j ^p^r. of th. Ocean Wave lode, in the^the enure length of the street removed their rici^^o[ Tucker's gulch-said to be from^goods either into their fireproofs, storehouses, , thrM g four ^ of Wlth an ^bnDdance^or out into the streets Buckets, Un-paila j of ,.frwi ld^, ,|,a^|l jM stimulated quartz^and all utensils capable of carrying water ^,, - , trom Uuionvil,e through to B^g^ware brought forward ; lines were formed of ^S. In fact it u confidently believed by^the citizens and one or more streams of water^ fc p^p^^ ^ th^ ha^ trmc#
constantlyfed to the flames. The ut- , gfc. ^ vJoa ^ ^j aranite
Tor^.*Dd severest exertions could net ; fountain, Cuyahoga. Levi Blossom and^prevail, and the flames spread. Attempts , 0ceM w; J the Barker lode, on Wilson^were made to tear down the store occupied ,^by Story A Co., out the flames, urged by a^slight breeze which now sprung up, swept I^back all who strove to cut away the frame :^work and covered the adjoining roofs with |^burning cinders. The stocks ia the stores of ;^Weir A Pope, Goldberg A Co., Healy Aj^McClellaa and E. H. Wilson, were now being^removed as fast as possible by willing hands,^and despite the most untiring labor and un- j^wearied attempts of the entire gathering of^citisens, the flames swept resuUsmly on ta-
wardthe stone building of Frank Walker's, j covered m the roof of the entrance way which
tion. So, up and down the street, the^work of renovation went on. No symptoms^of despondency, no evidences af weakness,^no lack of nerve, but a cheerful acceptance^Well, Fargo A Co. will be established at that j ^h^ ^situation^ and a desire to do the very ^ien l Thorn^c;bn,an is fast^point, saving 120 miles over the present route,under th^ circumstances, seemed to actu
1ate each and every one to exertion and labor.
andMr. Taylor believes he can make the time^between Helena and Ogden in 00 hours. We^are satisfied if any line on the Continent can do^it, l$r. Taylor's will, and accord him well^earned and well deserved credit for his suc^^cessful efforts to establish regular and speedy^communication between this place and the^City of the Saints.
Departed.By this morning s coach,^departed for the States, Jacob Smith; Esq.,^President of the Montana Hide and Fur Co.,^one of the institutions of Montana. We un^^derstand that Mr. Smith goes East in the in^^terest of tho company with which he is con^^nected and which under his able and energet-^management has grown from a feeble exper^^iment into a great enterprise. We commend^Jake to the Orientals as a rustler, full of biz,^vim and wit, and one whom we shall miss
|Beards of appraisers were examining the prop^^erty of those wt.o, being insured, had sus^^tamed loeses. Messrs. Weir A Pope by nine^o'clock had thrown open the doors ot tbeir^new store, next door to the St. Louis Hotel.^By Saturday few evidences to point out the^occurrence of a firs will stand, except the^black yawning gap of desolated foundation^upon which a day or two ago stood and ;^! moved the busy tread of business. This gap \^we trust will be filled up with a good, sub^^stantial stone building, which will be a credit^to the owner and an honor to the city.
H.L. A. Lkcttke ^On Thursday evo- j^! ning, February ISth, 1869, Judge H. P. A.^| Smith, of this city, will deliver the .id lecture^! before the Helena Literary Association at the^i M. E. Church, on Broadway. Judge Smith^| has selected as the subject of his lecture the^^Poets of ths Nineteenth Century,^ a theme^which cannot, under the touch of an able pen,^fail to be one of the most interesting of the^course. We have had the pleasure of listen^^ing to the reading of a small fragment of the^lecture, and we can confidently a^sert from
hereas a permanent citizen. Judge Chuma-^sero has purchased his entire outfit of furni^^ture, and will be up on the first boat with
Ihis family. A large number of other facts^of a highly interesting nature we learned^lrom this gentleman, which our time pre-
!vents us repeating. We are surprised to learn^of the wonderful progress which Chicago h^making in building, business and wealth.
ViimiMAfJcTI Items.^From the^Democrat we learn that the citizens of Vir-^| ginia City are becoming much interested in^, regard to the construction of a road from^j that city to Salt Lake. This proposed road^i is to pass by the head of Madison river and it^is contemplated that it will save at least lit^miles between the two places. If this be^the fact, such a road would be a great ad-^vautage to the citizens of our sister town....
health.This intelligence is v.^ry gratifying^to the General's many warm friends at this
placeMorrU' Creek, situated a few miles
fromRochester, in Deer Lodge Co., is being^rapidly developed. The lodes of the district^are silver producing and are said to be very^rich, lt is said that a large number of the^owners of lodes are at work open their prop^^erty with th^ great^st hopes of success.
KBCTCfltSPwaTT: I am not much giv^^en to chronicling event* in our Territory, but^having spent some time in examining the^I mines in this vicinity, my interest has been^j more than usually excited, and more particu^^larly with the success attending the efforts of^Opt. Parkinson. I venture the assertion^. that there are no men in Helena who have^i evidenced greater industry and perseverance^j in prospecting and developing their mines^than Messrs. Parkinson A Argyle, and this^[ in a very quiet way. They have now the^I best prospect of big success of any men in^j the Trritory, and it occurs at a fortunate^' period, as a number of mills in this vicinity^! are idle for want of quarts, thus enabling^them to get tbeir rock crushed as cheap, if
personalacquaintance, that if the Judge sue I not cheaper, than with a mill of their own.
creek.Having seen rock from ell these lodes^we think it is strikingly similar. Shoald the^conjecture of conUnaoasnass prove correct,^the time is not distant when a line of mills^six miles in length, stretching from near^Ten Mile to Illinois gulch, will pour forth^an aggregate of gold sach as never before^came from continuous deposits.
SupposedTxceniharism.About the^hour of two p. m. yesterday, a fire was dis
landsthrough E. Franks building to bis bath^rooms. When first discovered it bad gained^considerable headway and was spreading fast
whenits further passage was arrested on that^side. The flames in the early part of the fire^caught the cornice of the large stone block^of Bently k Dunphy, and gradually worked^under the roof till it was one mam of flames. ! over the roof of the adjoining buildings. It was^No farther progress was made toward the dee- | extinguished by exergetic and united efforts
tractionof this building from the fact that IM_ . _K^ _ .. .^,
ithad a thick dirt roof which the heat could , tka part of cit.seas who were present, and^not penetrate. Oa the opposite aide of the was subdued just in tune for those engaged in^street the greatest danger was to be appro- in s*pervasion to attend the great fire on^bended. The Novelty Store, light and airyj ^^in its structure, presenting sn inviting tronT^^to the intense heat,was the key to the position;
ceedsin the entire lecture as in the portion^to which we gave an attentive ear, it will be^a rare aad beautiful literary treat to all who^are present. The different characteristics of^the poetry during that century rich and fra^grent with the inspired songs of the toasters^of poesy shown, and he illustrates each by^choice selections. We can confidently recom^^mend it as a lecture full of interest, beauty^and instruction. Tickets for sale at the Hele*^ns Library and at the book stores.
Missing.A high water coat of many^colors, known as ^ Scotch mixed.^ It is the^property of a tailor^held in trust by an edi^^tor. It was imprudently taken ofl by us dur^^ing the fire; it was also '* takeu off^ by^tome other person soon after- Its intrinsic^value is small, for a large coat; but the asso^^ciations connected with it render it desirable
Thefact that we have over sixty quarts mills^\ in our Territory, with not over fourteen run-^I ning, has argu^i injuriously to Montana,^and clearly shows that what we want is mo-^1 ney, and not machinery, to develope our^mines. If capitalists East were well posted,^they would look with suspicion upon any^i u.an that would plead the want of machinery^' to develope his mine, while there are mills^for sale here at one-half their actual cost,^I and crushing ia, being done for less than $S^| per ton in currency. What we want is mo^^ney and well directed labor; give us these,^; and in five years Montana will be second to^, no State or Territory in the production of^i the precious metals.* *
Helena,Feb. 14, 1860.
Strii k It.^The splendid tunnel^, which has been in progress during the past^; winter, for the purpose of striking the Mc-
toretain, it being the only one of the kind j c^*^^n Lode, has at last struck it after run-
evaryone felt that if the fire should once^ranch it and envelops it in flames, good bys^to Helena. Ths telegraph pole in front of^:t burned down; the building was scorched,^but the energy of man prevailed against the^flames and it was relieved. Awnings, signs^and all embellishments on that side o^ '^street went down and were trampled in^mad. Higgins A Hagadorn and Sparks k^McPherson filled their doors and windows^with sacks of salt, others used blankets,^which being moutened, afforded some pio^t ecu on. Mather A Crocker moved their bill^^iard tables out of their rooms aad they are
instreet. There seems to be no doubt but^that it was the work of as incendiary, and we^understand that suspicion rests heavily upon^certain parties connected with the affair. Oar^conception of strong expressive Anglo-Saxon,^is too limited to do jusUos to such a subject-^Sad we drop it, assuring All who are disposed^f**^ i to regard lightly such crimes, that a watch-^tne ful eye is ewer open for detecuon, and the
wepossess. It was last seen on a^rear of the Novelty Store ; just for^we should like to have it at this^returned, no questions will be asked or an^^swered. The inherent aad conspicuous virtue^of the individual who will return it before io^a. m. this day will be a sufficient reward,^and we will not shock his delicacy by sug^^geeUons of greenbacks.
ThanksWe are indebted to Mr^Geo. Watson, of the firm of Watsoa Bros.,^for a generous hospitality extended to ns^wbtee we wars plodding about for a Are item.
in! ning 200 feet, and is bein g run through the^novelty j ^luartz comprising the ledge. This work has^If I been performed under tbe management of Mr.^Warner, Superintendent of the Illinois k^Montana Mining Co.,which own S00 feet upon^this lode. There is no doubt but that this is^on* of the richest lodes in the country. A^mill is all ready in the storehouse to be put^ap on this lead, and will be erected the mo^^ment the season will permit.
roptthat will swing into the dread unknown j mt m i,^ Basr OB Monday night. He dietiar.^the perpetrator of such a hellish deed, is gUuk^ himself by setting oat a sumptuous^ready twuted.Tree lunch, which was extended to every one.
._... , , Messrs. Sullivan, of the St. Louis, aad Kd.
NEWbTACE Trrmiki s ^ \V e learn j Zi^mtrmtn extended great attenUon to the^that Wells, Fargo A Co's. stages now connect hungry and weary laborers in the ordeal. The
itpresent standing in the street. The Gazette j with the Central Pacific Railroad at Elko, 351 j merchants on Main Street, with few excep
officewas moved to all parts of the citv, each^^dividual taking e part or parcel of the par^^aphernalia of the office, deposited it in a dif-^. erent place. Tbe telegraph wires were broken^down during the Are, but Mr. Sabin imme-^iiately stretched them across the hones tops^and was in communication with ths east im^^mediately after. We never have seen men^labor with such great energy and such disin-^teTestednem of purpose as at this flee. No dan^^ger was too great to he risked, no work too^severe to be incurred, To those who strag^^gled wsth that fire, did our time permit, we^would be pleased to record publicity to the^special tags city, bravery sad influence evi^^denced by many of our citizens^a pleasure^which we shall reserve far s mors leisure no-
Tbslosses are as follows, as near as they could
mileswest of Salt Lake Stages ou this j lntoA; refrMbments
route,instead of paasing through Austin, as ' ^d warn oat^ engaged in protecting^heretofore, now turn off to ths North at ^ ^oni*-^Jacob's Wells, and then strike for the city of ^ ^ 3'
Arrived.Con. Weary, Esq., of the*^firm of Nolan A Weary, arrived by last night's
coach,just in time to go to work taking the^root off his bank bnildiag. Con. ctll* this a^warm reception.
ThePlace-^It is said a point about an^eighth of a mile below tbe ^Jlational Min^^ing- aad Exploring Company's^ mill has been^selected for the new Usionville mill.
Preen^ i; ^^k Mind.^The report was^current upon the streets yesterday morning^that a prominent banker of Virginia City.wbo^is con-sdoas of enjoying ths esteem of Hel^^ena people, and who is never weary in doing
Soondeeds, on seeing the fire spreading on^londay afternoon,rushed a mile or two oat^of town and cut the telegraph wire and poles^I ia see era! places in order to prevent the fire^from communicating with Virginia City. By^| this extreme forethought and bold dead Vir-^I ginia Oity was saved from the devastating^ravages of oor fire.
TemplarMaoonrv.^There was or^^ganized, Feb. 17, 1869, under a dispensation^from Grand Master of Knight Templars of u.^S. A., William Sew all Gardner, a Command ery^of Knight Templars of the Order of St. Johns^of Jerusalem, under name of Helens Com^^ma ndary, No. 2. The following are the offi^^cers elected : Sir Knight J. R. Boyce, Sr. Em-^those' who were inent Commander; Sir Knight A. G. Clark,^Generalissemo; Sir Knight J. T. Henderson,^Chaplain General ; Sir Knight John Pot^^ter, Prelate : J. R. Boyce, Jr., Treasurer and^Recorder; Sir Knight C. W. Mather, Sr. War^^den; Sir Knight B. F. Crocker, Jr. Warden.^Regular meetings at 7 o'clock r. m., the 1st^and 3d Tuesday of each month.
Overland.In consequence of the^change m the route of Wells, Fargo A Co.,^the eastern coach which was to have left this^morning, will leave on Friday morning at 7^A. m. Those interested will please take no-^tic*.
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For186S^, and Year Book of Facts, showing^the material resources ot Montana, just pub^^lished and for sale. Price $1 currency. Par^^ties supplied, by mail or express, on receipt^of price. Address Ba.hsett, Maoee A Co.,^Helena, M. T. dAwtf^BB Herald and Gazette copy.
WENTWORTU^CURTIS.^ At Boston^Highlands, Jau. 6th, Mr. Wm. T. Went-^worth and Miss Maria C. Curtis, of tho^former place.
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Thefollowing is the list of letters remaining in the^fust Office, lleleaa. M. t., Vebrusiry 17 111,^1869.
Browu Col^Bailey J W^Boyd W^Bloom M^Hlooui J L^Hurk. l^Uretver K
AndersonW 11 Axe A J^
CollinsA Co^Cooaibe V 11^Chote ^^Utkauibttrlin C^Craiuner J M^Cbaineld U^Chare U K^Calhoun J
DeforestMisa A^Co*lan II^Dane 1'
Kildee's1^^fa bey \^^Mb J
r'luleeII S^frits a^Korsy the C^Fiet.ti.-r T
tiorrettJ II^George \V C^Grant 1^^foodeell J U^tiookin T M^Ooodpastne.ll M
OaswsOsMrs a i*
Hull11^Ball J a^Bailey K C^Bodiue C C^Bail ley ri^Brown A A
CookB W^( ourrrt J^Chriarnan J^Clyuaer J li^Crafts J B^Caatacl J K^Carroll M W^Canuoo T
Boker1 V^Bird Kauuv^Bloom I*^Bordeu a 1^^Budd N^Brown W t.
CoatoloJ^Courteey H^Clark B fcSJ^Crary J^Ctowsnarou t^Campbell C^Ca'uier W B
BelongJ^Dreasier U B
WaterCrack era.^Sugar do
St.I .on ^
Heavysidea fv 100 Bis
MediumSidea ^^ 100 Bis.
PrimeCanvassed 4^ *)
LARD.10 a32c I Small cans
Candles,Werfcs Cia. 12 oz-...
YoungHyson 4*^ Bl
Japanese,ii 1 A i B papers
cankrltt^Peaches 4^ caa*el3 00913 50 Peas...
DriedApplea 4P ^
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GroundCherries #^ ffi ..^Prunes
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HarrisJ W^Hamilion \V^lia^ lea J^Hagau W
Hellera Co^Uiglitower i\^Huee G F^Ha lieu beck S^Hod sou a b^Hosier ^ C
JohnsonJ \V^Johnaon H^Jones E E^Jobuson Mrs M 0
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MorrowD^More M C^al^er \V^Millet B^Milligan W^Maler J F^Mauldin J^Ma.[nui J H
MclrvinJ^McKinney W L^McDermott C 3^McCameron J^McKey
NortonMrs a^Neff Mrs S E^Nelson G O
EldndgeH C^Ells 1
KasaettC s 3
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GibsonJ^Gebhardt H^lirommish n^Glaas T M^Goodard W E^(toady C
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Finley~^Kergusou r r^Km ley J^Frazee W t g^Kooie Mrs^Fortwett J a^Forester U W
liallenop H^UtJfwl Mr^Gleaaon J^Uould tl^Gleaaou .Mr^George J
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HiggersonJ^Hup* J^Holmes T^Hooker m M
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King.1 W 3
Raisins4* 'J4-BI box
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SugarLemon, per dos
Rioeboioa 4** Bl
Boulon.Helena ground, per doz^OTSTEKa
Field'sSteamed f case
4dand 6d 4^ hag
HorseShoe Nails. ^Orifllth^
10d - - 16 00b17.00^cream tabtab
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Jamaica201b box $14
EnglishDaiiy, ...^Western Reserve
Ground201b box |U^ip.
KellyJ D C
CaissonC M^La ck maid 0^l.oe.-li I'.p-r ACo
MoonlaudM^Mills F M S^Miller li^Murphy J^Martin K^Met-/. C^Meaus J A I
PicklerJas^Pyan H S
Coekera J^lAwAta R
MooreJ C^Monon W^Mil. hell H B^Murry .1^Mefford (. \Y^Maat J
MatbewsJ A^Mellon L W^Tic
McFaddend McBennott C^McNally li 0 t McMain J^MoCanby J U I McClelland T 4^McCann O J McCarthy MiasM^McFadden Miss l
Naahli^Nelson W B
O'ConnorM^*) Uriea J C^P
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RiebardKonW S Rioerson J K
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SmithWm^Smith New ton^Schodda II^Sloan W f^Shirely J^Spencer f^S-illivan r^Storm l^Stuflt Jaa^Steward F M
ReesWin^Rand J H^Rogers J^Rondel ^ush H
SmithJ ii^Seavey C A^Sands D A Cu^Sheridan J^Shorek V^Southland R
RandJ H^Rees Lewis^Robaoker J^Robinson J^Robinson Bell
SmithWm R ]^I-e ward N L G^Shaffer T J^Shields J M^Spires Geo^Swofford B Q
SquiresWm B Sundburv F
TrivettJ M^Tomson Thoa^Talbott W H^ThornbMry Miss A
WaltonB K^Wilsau 1 L^Wheeler a C^Weaver F^Wetzel a W
StewardJ^Stephens J H^Suavely Wm^X
TrayerH^Tompkins E S^Testers L 2^nda^V
ViviooJ^Viran M^W^Woods I N^Woodard H
StephensJ 2^Sharpneck W S
TrippG M^Toll R O^Thompson W Ql
VirionJ M^Vincent a E
WoodsJ^Williamson* J II
WhiteheadJ C W hitney W m
Weks C l
YoungW t^Young H
YastA 0 I^Yandell J 8
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Greenapplea 4P lb
Mackerel,No. 1 Family pr kita -
BuoketsCu'i 3 h 12 els | cedar ez'ra^
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STRUPSBelcher'* Golden ^ 10 gal keg^do do 5 gal keg^^do syrup molasses 10 gal kg---*^dodo5 gal kg^15
Doubletape f ft 6c Cotton
flb_35o Cast steel
Round* Tier pr B) 20o 81igo^SteeL Eugliah and American^wood.
Merchantable4** ft... 5e Sluice
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u.a LAND OFFICE, \^Helena, M. T., Jen. l'J, 1869. J
HORATION. FREEMAN, having this day^made application to show that the South halt^of the North West quarter of section No. twenty,^six. in Township No Nine (9) North of Range No.^three (3) West, is non mineral land, all parties^having claim* thereto, are hereby notified to ap^^pear at this office at 10 o clock A. M..on Wednesday^the J4th day ^*f Februry, A. D. UK^, to contest^the same.
FRANCISM. DURFEE, la also hereby notified^to appear at the same time and place to ooatest the^tight of the said Freeman, to the abore described^motO. B. O BANNON.
MATCHElMatches Telegraph, No 2.-
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