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"I was glad when they said unto me. let us
go into the house of the Lord."
Preaching a White Sulphur Springs the 1st
and Sd undays of the month, 10:80 a. m. and
7:0 p. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 11:30
a, m, Prayer meeting Thursday evenings at
7:30p. m. M. J. HALL,
Preachir -.,., d, 4th and 5th Sundays at 10:30
a. n , : . Mr. Catlin.
-A menry Christmhna, to all.
--L. Marks is selling lots of Chrisimast
-Ntie holiday goods at B:ker & I),Lori
-Go to to the millinery store and see the
--J. J. Hennessy is selling lots of foot
wear for the holidays.
-The Higgins House will have an elabo
rate bill of tare to-day.
-A. W. Sias has just received another
consignment of fresh candies.
-J. S. Brewer has splendid livery and
feed accomodations at his stables.
-The school girls are having a big time
at the rink during the holidays.
-When weary of loafing, go to the rink
and you will find fascinating exercise.
-Downey & Bradbury keep their forge
running, and are always ready to work.
-Mrs. Wiltse, of the Grand Central, will
set a sumptuous dinner to-day.
-Barney Tierney, of the IXL, will set
out old-fashioned Christmas drinks to-day.
-Preparations are being made to serve
supper to 100 couples at the ball to-night.
-White Sulphur Springs hotel serves tur
'key to-day in connection with other good
-The supper for the Charity ball is being
prepared by the ladies and will be served at
-The Saratoga will set out the choicest
drinks of the season for the Christmas mer
--Hausen Cooper expects to erect a nice
dwelling upon his ranch, near town, next
-Anderson Bros. & Co. have one of the
best equipped stores in the country, and are
doing a good business.
-R. T. Riddlesbarger has a nice assort
ment of fruits and confectioneries, tobaccos
-Tuesday morning last. at 3 o'clock, Dr.
Kumpe's thermometer registered 48 deg.
-Don't forget the Chairity ball to-night.
Ev.ry man in town should buy a ticket
whether he attends or not.
-The Bank Exchange sets up fashiona
ble drinks to-day-that old favorite Christ
mas drink, egg-nog, not excepted.
-.las. McDonald has erected fine, large
show windows for the display of his nice
stock of harness and saddleryware.
-Bob-sleds are in demand, and Spencer,
Mayn & Heitman ar.- supplying the Smith
River valley trade with good ones.
-Thos. Deyarmon, tounder of the Madi
sonian, has gone to the World's Fair at New
Orleans. His family accompanied him.
-We are informed that Hatdsen and Doe.
Cooper recently sold a mine in the Boulder
country for $3 ,000. A oretty handsome
-Tickets for the Christmas charity hball
are on sale at the several business houses
in town. The cause is a good'one and it is
to be hoped there will be a good attendance.
-We understand that if John Moore had
brought the thief, captured by him, to the
Springs via of the Diamond or Duck creek
road, the cowboys would have relieved him
of his charge.
-The Madisonian has run up the Demo
cratic standard once more, with Tom Baker's
name atthe mast head as captain of the ship.
Nothing like gettling into the old groove
before Cleveland is inaugurated.
-Geo. E. Kumpe, the druggist, is well
pleased with the year's business. He car
ries a fine stock of liquors for the wholesale
and retail trade, of almost any age desired,
and for which there appears to be a good
-Somebody has stolen the Mineral Argus
editor's shirt, and now every paper in the
Territory is advertising for it. It is rather
rough on him to have to return to his old
coffee sack during the holidays; but such
are the trials and tribulations of an editor's
life in the Rocky Mountains.
-On Monday last Mr. Rose, John Berg
and a colored man were out hunting a few
miles from the Springs, when Mr. Berg lost
his way and has not been seen since. The
colored man says Berg started to camp
about t:,e same time he did, and he supposed
he was follo wing until reaching the camp.
After waiting some time diligent search
was made, without finding him. It is be
lieved that he has perished in the cold.
-R. M. Johnson, of Livingston, came up
last week and is interviewing the people in
the interest of the Johnston Improved Leat
Spring and head bottom. It is an invention
of his own get-up and has many advantages
over other springs. The spring is so
arranged that it receeds the iarne at the
head and foot as any other part of the bed.
It springs only where the weight rests, so
that a heavy person does not molest a light
person lying on tLe same bed. He is meet
ing with good success in introducing this
-The entertainment, given by the Apollo
Club, Friday evening last, was received hby
a large and appreciative audience. The
club, which consists ot Morris Cusick. A.
W. Sias, Geo. H. Taylor, Rev. Catlin, H. P.
Kumnpe, John S. Kelly, Jean Brug, W. E.
Catlin, Carl Stoll and Fred Marr, Mrs. Geo.
Catlin. Miss Mary Catlin, Miss Flora Black,
Mrs. John Potter, Miss M. A. Wiltse. all ac
quitted themnselves well. The whole club in
full chorus, with Mr. Cusick as leader, car
ried all the parts splendidly. The duetr,
quartettes and solos were well rendered al,
showed that they had spent much time and
pains in preparation. The entire company,
and especially the ladies, without a inggle
exception, are deserving of great praie;
but M "s. Gen. Catlini ratier excelled. 1Her
v'oice. is Vr.'y sweet a Id plessesss c.i"harII
that no one tlhat listened could lail to ad
mire. The intervals between the songs was
filled in with instrumental music by Fred
Marr with his zither, and Carl Stoll on the
piano. The piano used on th, occasion was
a Steinway & Sons No. 2, a weddingpresent
to Mrs. R. S. Price, and is one of1 the finest
instruments in the Territory. The music by
Mr. Stoll showed skill and ability. The
Club has cause to leel proud of the success
of its first entertainment, and we have no
doubt but a second one will be received by
a larger house, though not more enthusias
tic, judging from the repeated en core.
"TWO SOULS WITH BUT A SINGLE
THOUGHT, TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT
The marriage of Mr. H. H. Barnes and
Miss Alice S. Nichols, of this place, was cel
ebrated Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 1884,
Judge B. W. Badger, officiating. The af
fair came off very quietly, only a few inti
mate friends being present or apprised of
the fact that it was to transpire. At the ap
pointed hour the happy couple drove to the
residence of the Judge, where the nuptial
vows were exchanged. from whence they
repaired to church. The bridal party and
friends then drove to the Higgins Ilouse,
where a sumptuous supper gotten up for
the occasion was served. Mr. Barnes is one
of the sterling men of our town, is an old
tinier, a man of brilliant mind, line execu
tive ability, and stands high in the estima
tion of his fellowmen. Mis- Nichols, until
lately. Superintendent of Public Schools, is
principal of an institute, of her own found
ing, for the education otf young ladies, is a
woma nof great force of character, find learn.
ing and a kind heart, and is universally es
teemed. We extend congratulations. May
the lives that have heretofore been devoted
to the brightening of the pathway of others
-but which are henceforth to hbe as one
find in that union the pleasure and content
ment which it has ever been their desire to
give to those about them ; and may the sun
shine of happiness forever radiate their
Friday evening last John T. Moore arriv
ed in town with a thief whom he lodged in
jail. He isa young man scarcely 20 years
old and gives his name as Bill Johnson. lie
is the lad who has been robbing so many
cabins and sheep camps on Smith River
valley during the past two months. He ad
mits the the pilaginmg of the cabins of Dave
Folsom, Len Lewis, Jamyes Morgan and J.
P. Hillis, taking guns. money, clothes and
other articles. His last thefts werecommnuit
ted about a week ago at Morgan's when a
party set out in pursuit. Mr. Moore struck
his trail at Harston's cabin on Elk creek and
followed it across the range to J. G. Picker
ing's, the thermometer being down to 30
deg. below zero. Here he rested overnight
and secured the services of James Chinny
worth, who proved a good one for the work
of pursuing. They followed the trail around
through the foot-hills and down in
to the valley and back to the mountains,
night over taking them at Geo. Ballard's,
on Deep creek. Accompanied by Mr. Bal
lard they took the trail next morning and
overhauled the miscreant at Potts & Harris
on's ranch, on Grayson creek. He at first
denied, but feeling the presence of a stal
wart hand on his windpipe, confessed and
brought forth some of the articles. When
interrogated as to his motive, he said:
"Meanness." As to what ought to be done
with him, said : "I don't amount to much
anyway, and I guess you'd better hauig
me." It is believed that the dozen or more
thefts committed during the past fall in the
valley have been done by him. Mr. Moore
deserves the thanks of the community for
hunting him down and placing him in du
rance vile. Ile has had his trial and been
bound over to await the action of the grand
SCHOOL FUND APPORTIONMENT.
The following apportionment was made
by the County Superintendent, Dec. 15, to
the several school districts in Meagher coun
ty, the amount per scholar being $9.36.
The amount subject to apportionment is
NO. DIST. NO. CHILDREN. AMN'T.
2. New York ........... 25 $ 234 00
8. Confederate .......... 20 187 20
4. Duck Creek............ 23 215 28
5. North Round Grove.... 82 299 52
6. Deep Creek ............ 48 449 28
7. Chestnut ............. 71 664 56
8. White Sul. Springs.... 246 2,302 56
9. Missouri valley........ 26 241 36
10. Muaselshell ............ 50 468 00
11. South Round Grove.... 56 496 08
12. BlgS ring Creek...... 195 1,82 20
13Fort Logan ............. 83 308 88
14, Philbrook .............. 105 982 80
15. Maiden .............. 61 570 96
16. Cottonwood ............ 80 748 80
17. Barker............... 72 678 92
18. Belt Creek .............. 80 280 80
19 Fort Maginnis.......... 123 1,151 28
20. Avalanche ........... 23 20692
21. Ubet.................... 27 252 72
32. Townsend.............. 68 656 48
Unapportioned......... 10 40
Total.............1,410 $18,2068 00
THE COMMISSIONERS8' LATE MEETING.I
At their last session the Commissioners
redistricted and described the road districts
in the county as follows :
BELT DISTRICT. NO. 7.
Ineludling all county roads from the sum
mit of Cement gulch where the Diamond
road crosses the divide between Cement and
Benton gulches to Thompson gulch, includ
ing Thamnpson gulch bridge.
CHESTNUT. NO. 8.
Contnmencing at the southwest corner of
twonship 17. north of range 1 west; thence
following the Missouri river to the north- I
east corner of Chestnut township, thence
due south on township line to where it in
tc'rsects the 40-mile N. P. railroad limit line,
thence f.ll witng said line to place of begin
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NO. 9.
Including all the county roads from
'T'hompson's gulch to Copperopolis, from
Cook's sheep dip to Allen's ranch on Sheep
creek, and the Livingston road to the coun
MUSSELSHRELL, NO. 10.
Including all the county roads from Cop
peropolls to Martinsdale, and from Martins
dale via of the South Fork bridge to Hatch's
ranch on Big Elk.
NEIHART, NO. 11.
Commencing at the southwest corner of
township I3, north of range 11 east, running
thence westerly to Allen's ranch on Sheep
creek, intersecting the 40-mile N. P. rail
road limit line, thence up said line to the
southeast corner of Chestnut road district,
thence to the southwest corner of Cora creek
road district, thence due east on township
line to the northwest corner of towniship 16
north of range 11 east, thence due south on
township line to place of beginning.
JUDITH NO. 12.
Commencing at the north fork of Buflalo
creek, thence following the foothills to the
northwest fork of Sage creek, thence down
Sage creek to the Judith river, thence up
the Judith river to Ross' fork, thence up
Ross' fork to the mouth of Trout creek,
thence in a straight line to place of begin
OKA, NO. 13.
Including the road from Martinsdale to
Oka, and from, Oka to Bercail, and from
Beecail to Lavira.
BIG SPRING, NO. 14.
Commencing at the mouth of Trout creek
on Ross' fork, thence down Ross' fork to
the Judith river, thence down Judith river
to the mouth of Big Spring creek, thence
following up Big Spring creek to the head,
thence along the base of the mountains back
to Trout creek, thence down Trout creek to
Snlace of hbeinnino.
MAGINNIS, NO. 15.
From Overland to the head of the south
tork of McDonald's creek, following the
foothills around to Box Elder,theuce down
Box Elder to McDonald's creek, thence up
the north fork of McDonald's creek to Over
land, embracing all the county roads north
and east ot the Judith mountains, not in
cluded in any other district.
MAIDEN, NO. 16.
Commencing at the mouth of Big Spring
creek, following the Judith river to the
county line, thence on the county lice to
northeast corner of the county, thence up
the Musselshell to where it intersects the
north line of the tier of townships 16 north,
thence on towunship line west to Maiden,
thence down Warm Sprin_, creek, thence
following the bounodaries of North Moccasin
district to place of beginning.
WEGNER, NO. 17.
Commencing at the forks of Hickory
creek about two miles trom the Missouri
river, thence south to Wegner creek, thence
along the Missouri river to Burke & Thom
as' ranch, thence to Cttonwood creek at the
Missouri river Canyon.
SOUTH MOCCASIN, NO. 18.
Commencing at the south of Big Spring
creek. following the base of the South Moo
casin mountains to the divide between Big
Spring creek and Warm Springs creek, fol
lowing the divide along the base of the Ju
dith mountains, thence up the head of the
east fork of Big Spring creek, thence down
Big Spring creek to its mouth.
UBET, NO. 19.
From Oka around the foothills to the
north fork of Buffalo creek, thence to Ross'
fork, striking the fork at the mouth of Trout
creek, thence up Trout creek to the base of
the mountains, thence following the base of
the mountains to Careless creek, thence
down Careless creek to Bercail, thence from
Bercail to Oka.
CORA CREEK, NO. 20.
Commencing at Rocky Ridge, thence
north to the northern line of the county,
thence west to the northeast corner of Chest
nut township, thence due touth on town
ship line to the southeast corner of Town
ship 17, north of ra.l. three east, thence
due east to the southeast corner of town
ship 17, north of range 8 east, thence due
north to place of beginning.
WOLF CREEK, NO. 21.
Commencing at the head of the north
west fork of Sage creek, running thence
along the foothills to Rocky Ridge, thence
due north to the county line, thence on
line due east to mouth of Sage creek, thence
up Sage creek to place of beginning.
FLAT WILLOW, NO. 22.
Embracing all the cointry east of the line
between ranges 20 and 21, east and south of
the line between townships 16 and 17 north.
-Our Nimrods should remember that the
game law, for large game, goes into effect
January lst, and that after that date It will
be unlawful to kill any elk, deer, antelope,
moose, buffalo, mountain sheep or goats un
til August 15th.
SPENCER, MAYN & HEITMAN,
White Sulphur Sprin's, Montana,
Carry a Full and Complete Line of
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