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'T'iIANs:, sIVING gobblers are worth four
M R.. G. A. IlA.,tirox, of this place, will
-give a grand ball on 1)ecember 2-Ith.
Mn. DIAV.lI BUTTERFIELD. Was ground
sluiVing on his bnar digginigs last Tuesday.
TrmnhL wvcre live acce.sils. to the Good
Temnplar's Lodge of this place, Monday
(veniýng. God speed the good work.
P'EsISos mlaking investmnltits will do well
to eon.stlt the guardian's notice of sale of
valuable mining and falrn property in this
TruE miners on Claims Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7 and
'., are putting in their regular ten hoir's
every (lay, and are aplparently cheerful over
MAJOR CAMsBA, of Camp BaIker, arrived in
town last evening. He attempted to cross
the range viz White's Gulch, but, failed, and
was compelled to come this w;RY.
The R,'rat New Yorker evlles to ius this
week with thanksgivings in the shape of a
poultry yard beautifilly illustrated, on the
Womr is being prosecuted' on the Nancy
lode, I)Duk Creek district. It is thought
the mill will stýrt up again in a short timne,
- should the weather continue to mod'rate.
FlIosTr was remarkably late in many lo
calities this fill. The tomato vine, which is
one of the most tender plants we have, re
muained green until the last of October.
Mu. JAs. MAYNlE adveriises his fine thor
oughbred bull for sale. Stock men will do
well to take notice.
WE were pleased yesterday to receive a
call i'om our friend Wimn. Gordon. Mr. G.
ts a capital stock man, and whoever goes
his way will find his latch-string hanging
Oc n saucy, good-looking Coulty Treas
urer called uponl us the other day with a
polite notice to tax-payers which will be
found on the last page. Be prompt to meet
this demand, and save ten per cent. It is
judgment. It is business. It is economy.
WE aire pleased to note a call from Mrls.
Walling, Misses Fannie Hillis and Bell
Walling, and a number of gentlemen, a few
evenings since. Sorry that business was so
pressing that we had not time to extend the
usual courtesies to them. Call again.
WE received( a call last week from Messrs.
C(ramblaugh and Burt. These gentlemen
came from California with a large flock of
sheep. Mr. C. returns to bring in another
flock next summer. Mr. B. has located a
cheep ranch on Smitlh's river, about sixteen
miles from tlis place. We are glad to see
our country filling up with s.uch men.
M.. GEORGE LvYON returned, Monday
.evening, from the Muscleshell, after an ab
sence from our town of nearly two -uonths.
1Ie, in company with the Moore Brothers,
have driven about twelve hundred head of
cattle to winter quarters on the Muscleshell
Wu call attention to the advertisement of
Wm. M. Price & Ca. in another column.
Our business transactions withl this firm
have always been entirely satisfactory.
lHaving been intimately acquainted with
Mr. Price since our boyhood, we take pleas
ure in recommending him to the fullest con
tidence of the Patrons and public every
SOME parties stopped over night in our
town last week with a lot of Southdown
rams, nine. in number. They were the
property of McFarland & DeLacy, and
were en route for their sheep ranch on the
east side of the mountain. They were pur
chiased from Wm. Davenport, of Helena,
:an(lare decidedly the best sheep of this
breed that we have seen in Montana.
SAM ICICES, our village smith, received a
bushel of coal last week, from Dennis &
,Carpenter's new mine on the Museleshell.
The specimen very much resembles the
Brier Hill coal, of Pennsylvania. ; Mr. Ickes,
an experienced smith and :.omipetent judge,
speaks of the arlcle in tse: highest ,terms.
He sa.s it is the beat he has used n the Tor.
ntory. The mine. is situated on the Mus
Ir is custonlary in commencing the publi
e::tion of a new paper, or setting up in a new
t(wn. to write up a ful! history of the busi
no-. of the place inll 'hich it is plublished.
It is a duty that an editor feels he owes his
aIlvertising p:atro~s, who have come forward
with that kind land substantial assurance
of their appred4ation of his efforts that never
fails to givepleasure, to his man:y subscribers
scattered abroad over the :utd, and to his
friends p1 a distant country-to give an ac
count6f home, be it little or great. With us
the task is a short one, and we hasten to
-erformn it. When our paper reaches our
exchanges and patron in the great cities
and they read the date line, they may
imagine that D)iamond is a beautiful little
rural city about one-half or one-fourth the
size of their own. Perhaps, they may lo
cate it in some fertile valley-a city of com
mercial importance, with gilded roofs, and
shady streets, and great church edifices, like
their own, pointing their fingers to IHeaven.
But when they turn through this little sheet
and see the amount of advertising done,
they can form a more correct conclusion as
to our business importance.
Diamond is a mining town, and was
founded in 1864. At one time it was the
liveliest camp in all Montana. The mines
were the richest.ever found in North Ameri
ca. Of the hundreds who thronged our
streets in those days, a few riemain making
it still plrofitable to mine, some are scattered
around in other mines throughout the coun
try, many have gone to fannring or stock
raising, many to other parts of the world,
and not a few have crossed into eternity.
We claim no metropolitan honors for Dia
mond. "The days of her glory are as if they
had never been." Pent up in a narrow can
yon, frowned down upon by lofty moun
tains, we have but little room, even if we
felt so inclined, on which to build a city, yet
we are centrally located in the midst and
within easy access of one of the most pro
dcttive agricultural and one of the best
pastoral districts known in the great West.
We are not here to build a city or wage a
sectional war for the interest of any small
geographical boundary. But we are here to
remain until we are ready to leave, and the
whole country is our field.
IMr. T. E. Collins, our efficient County
Clerk, whose law-card will be seen else
where, is an old citizen of Diamond and one
thoroughly identified with the country. His'
business capacity is well established. We
take pleasure in assuring the public that
matters entrusted to his care will have
prompt and careful attention.
W. F. IIaase, whose advertisement will lie
found in another column, a merclhant of e
tablished integrity, and a polite and oblgilig
Post Master, keeps always on hand a godyl
supply of the best quality of goods in bfs
Cloudy Kroft, of the People's Market, is
a butcher has not an equal in the county=.
He is neat and expert, supplying his ces
tomers at all times with the choicest cuts.
Diamond has a Masonic and .a Good Te -
plars lodge, both of which have a goal
membership and are well established, bei
on a firm financial basis. T1'hese bodi
have large and comfortable buildings a.t
are among the most permanent of our inst.
We have, albo, a public school, under thý
supervision of our County Superintendent
C. S. Kelly.
Our mines, though not fabulous, as In
former days, yield a good return for labor,
and a more sober., and industrious lot 4f
miners is not to be fodbnd anywhere.
Taken altogether, our community average
intellectually with any other part of tlhe
world. Religiously, they are under pa ,
but morally and socially they have zo
superior. They feed the hungry, clothe tle
needy, and administer umto those wlio
suffer. So free and hospitable are they, that
ours may be justly called a Samaritan Til
WrITI$'S GULCH.--The lower drain,
familiarly known as the IHeihouse Com
pany, is .now near bed-rock With light pros
pects in the gravel, which is quite encour-.
aging. Should these digglins prove good,
a bright fiutre awailts our neighbors. Thus
encouraged, the Kangaroo has riesmed
or n dainm bove .:
MANY and delightfll have been the balls
and parties given here, but never in all the -
nunals of our history as a town-since the
eventful (lay when her first four cabins, on S
account of the accidental geographical rela
tioni they bore to each other-were chris
tened Diamond City, have her people known ,
a more enjoyable affair than on the occasion
of the Good Templar's ball, Nov. 12th. The t
attendance, thoumh much less than we have ,
known on former occasions, was good. The
weather was quite sharp, but a good fire
made the hall comfortable, while the delight
fil strains of good music, which swayed the I
happy throng, mingled with the melody of
an hundred lluman voices, conspired to make I
us forget the near approach of age and the
sore effects of past trials, and live only in 1
the happy present. Joy hi some frolicsome l
inood, seemed to have touched all hearts
with one accord, tuning them into harmony.
Neither one more nor one less could have
added to the enjoyableness of the occaqion. I
The company was simply complete, being I
so composed that no one marred the pleas
ure of the others. The supper, by G. A.
Hampton, of the Diamond City Hotel, was
filly up to the standard, and one long to be
remembered by the devotees of epicurean
art. The table was filled to overflowing
with the best the market afforded, served in
the most approved style, and when all had
eaten mntil they were full much still remained.
Financially it was a success, since itrwas slot
a speculative enterprise, but a truly grand
ball, given wholly for enjoyment, to cele
brate the completion of their new hall, and
the many hard fouglit victories for the cause
of temperence, God and humanity.
FRIDAY evening, in company with five of
the gallant boys of Diamond, we set out for
White's gulch to attend a ball. The dis
tance over the hills is from three to five
miles, around it is fifteen miles. We chose
to go around, so piled into an old-fashioned
sled, muffled up in robes, furs and hay, and
started out, drawn by the clipper team. A
strong half-breed chinook came sweeping
up the gulch, but sleighing was good, team
high mettled and driver with just enough
of the elixir of life tingling in his veins to
send them ; and lie did send them, too. On
reaching the open prairie at the moutir of
the gulch, the sun, which had been shining
brightly, suddenly went out of sight, and in
less time than it takes to recount the fact,
the sky was overcast with clouds and a fear
ful storm was raging. So thick and fast
did the snow fall that we could scarcely see
the team. Whether we went the right road
o1- wrong one, how far or how fihst, we can
never tell; all we know is, that we kept
going. Fortunately, when the storm cleared,
we were near the mouth of White's, and
head in the right direction. Up White's the
ground was swept a little bare, and was
rocky occasionally, but we scud along, car
ing little whether the road was rough or
smooth, making the mountains ring with
cldrion notes as our mirthful little party dis
coursed snatches of old ballads to the deni
zens of White's gulch. On arriving at the
little burgh, the scene of the dance, we
found by consulting the time, that we had
only been two hours and thirty minutes on
The ball proved in every way satisfactory;
music was good, supper good, and the ladies,
as usual on such occasions when the hour
grows late, did not get tired. The repre
sentation from Avadanche, Hell Gate, Mag
pie, Catve and New York gulches was good,
and all went away pleased. We found the
morning quite cool, but we faced it bravely.
Sad to relate, the good spirits of our crowd
were to a great extent exhausted. We had
dived to the bottom of pleasure andbrought
up weariness and a powerful desire for
MR. T. L. BENNETT is In otrn Ills shee9
ranch. He has just sold his flAck to Mr.
Wim. Ford, of this city. We understand
he intends going East for thoroughbredss,
and predict that it will prove a good~ bl,
ness. Thoroughbred Cotswold or 1if dl
sheep are in good demand,
A GOVERNLME.YT storehou . was burned
at Camp Baker on Tues," y evening, A
general conflagration as threatened, and
it was with, dffic.ýa tat th Uie large 'two.
The Prickly Pear Grange School is in ses
On Sunday, the 14th, the new Methodist
Episcopal church at Virginia City was dedi
cated to the service of the Living God.
The citizens of Fish Creek, Madison ceun
ty, are taking steps towards the erection of
an 3M. E. Church.
The Overland coach capsized on the 21st,
severely injuring two persons.
Pork is worth from twelve to fourteen
cents at Helena.
There has been a company formed in
Bozeman for the purpose of placing a boat
upon the Yellowstone river to run from
Bismarck up to' the Old Mission. Dr.
Laxmme has gone East to perfect arrange
ments for the same. Success to the enter
The Female Seminary, near Central Park,
Gallatin county, conducted by Miss M. G.
Crittenden, has just been removed to their
new building. This is one of the best
schools in the Territory for young lades.
All the branches are taught, and a y~olng
lady passing through a full course of studies
at this institution will have all the accom
plishments necessary to fit her for any of
the walks of life. We are proud tQ see in
stitutions like this growing up in our midst,
for on such our future greatness depends.
Everyone who has the good of our country
at heart should lend their hearty support.
We have in this office a copy' of the peti
tion adopted at Bozeman, protesting aga nst
an Executive order, of a recent date,.seiting
apart and attaching to the Crow Resetva
tion that portion of the country 'lying along
the north bank of the Yellowstone, and
earnestly praying that the order bB recfld
ed. We invite our friends to 'cUl and 'ex
amine the document and,, f they han 'on
sistently, place their names to it, thus Jbin.
ing the people of Gallatin in n pr yer
against a measure that will severely c~ple
the prosperity of our Sontieaste.t btorder,
and be proportionately felt throuthtiout "the
We learn from the Monanian thliat the
dedication of the Masonic Hall at $heridru
took place, as announced, on Friday, the
12th inst., D. G. W. M., J."'. Knight, offi
ciating. The lirethern We to conpelled to
forego their intention of having the hero
monies conducted publecly, on, account of -
a lack of room to accommodat'e the ltge
number of visitors that would have attendcsd
in such an event. After the dadicitioni and
installation of officers, the ,Lodge adjourned
to meet in the., evening at the Good Temn
plars' Hall, when a grand ball was held un
der its auspices. The commodious building
was filled to its capacity with a throng of
Terpscihoreans, and the merry dance, was
kept up until four o'clock in the 'morning.
The affair ,was a grand succesa. iu every
• Miss EllaFinn came over from Helena on
Monday's coach, and will spend the winter
with her sister, Mrs. Quinlain.
Messrs. Garneett, Hynes, Johnson and
Link are among the farmers that we notice
upon our streets this a'.k,.
The Misses Hae$w, .a Park City,
Lewis and Clark county, wo w ere over to
attend the ball on the 21ti inst., returned
T. W. Burke cane inn on Monday's coach
to take a position t is office.
Mr. John Robinson left last week fo Chi
Mr. GeorgeEmeion departed for Phila
Mesisrs. Ben. Johnson, Parmligto and
KIteb were jI from the Valley yesijrday
* St'art's freai.4 expediton caledtbe
iake' Yanza Mition, has been hea fr.
at,~chemouth %o the Zambeas, wheprtall
Steamer hk been success"Aly et
auninced and started up the s
Oct. 8Qth, a terriE st fic an
rain swept over Little tk, 4ksai -
trating telegraph es, ~ t roothg li . us
and filling the heids of her people i.th
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