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An important decision by the Court of Appeals is held over for publication in our 1 next issue. MR. JoB TH'oMIPsoN was in to see us the ether day and bade the IIUSBANDIMAN God I .spced four dollars' worth. Many thanks. MR. HATHORN was over from WVhite's to t pay his respects to our County Teasurer. t THE thermometer stood at 240 belowzero Sunday morning. _ EGGS are worth seventy-five cents per dozen in this market. J. R. MARKS, our enterprising farmer and freighter, was in with his teams this week. Me. PICKERING called yesterday to pay his tribute of respect to this office. FnREaHT trains were crossing the Missouri river, at Daniel & Estice's ferry, yesterday, yon'the ice. A GENTLEMAN from the valley informs us that Messrs. Monroe & Norton are erecting a smelter at their lead on Grayson creek. They have a good lead and high grade ore. iHE faces of our stock men were drawn out as long as a church steeple until the chinook set in. Now they are as smiling and bright as a new blown rose. Oun friend Mr. Joe Stephens was over from his sheep ranche the other day. He says the flocks arc doing.-fine. The Chinook tickles them ever so much. Mr. Miller, of the firm of Kessler & Miller, Helena, who has been spending a few weeks at the White Sulphur Springs, came in yer terday, on his way home. ADVICES from Centerville state they have had considerable trouble in getting their mails for several days past, notwithstanding the ice formed a good bridge and freight teams were crossing regularly. l~ias. H. B. BRAINARD is over from the White Sulphur Springs. She is looking as fresh and rosy as a may morning. Either country lite or the mineral springs have a marked influence.' The Diamond R. ox train which came this way on account of the impassable con dition of the Duck Creek range, and was caught in the storm near here on the 12th, pulled out Monday. One of their twelve mule teams passed east the same day. Wa Aan preparing a Grange directory wh! h wo will publish next week. In order that it may be complete and correct, we would request the Secretaries of the several Granges to send us the name of the Master' and the time and place of meeting of their respective Granges. Tax lovers of the light fantastic met at Good Templars' Hall, on Monday evening, and spent a few hours in the mazes of the merry dance. Our business was such that we could not attend, but we are certain they had a good time--our Diamond people always do. The party was, we understand, given in honor of the late arrivals of Mrs. Brainard and Miss Finn. Diamond has at all times a smile and joyful welcome for all. WIg.z hurrying down street on Monday evening, Mr. Job Thompson jumped from the smdb-wal, alighting upon a glare of ice, which threw him violently to the ground. Hbe as rendered lnsenatile by the ~ll, and .lid for some time before recovering suf .lilently to crawl away and make his acci dUent koawn. Fortunately, there were no bones broken, but the lijurles are very ser ious and will disable hhn for some time. ROLL OF HOQNOi OF DIAMOND CITY SONooL.-Perfect in attendance for one month, commentoig Nov. 1st, and ending ov. 2th: Moses M uay, William Walling, Samuel Hggn s, Mary Ford, Charles Nolan,. James Nolan. Grade of attendance, deportment and study: .MaryNolan, 93 xoses Marks, 93 mary Ford, 03 Samuel Higgius, 93 WiL. Walling, 9. Nellie Kept, 9' Jobn Kent, - Mary smith, 9.1 larah E.th, 91 Simon Marks, 91 James YoYlan, 91 William Kent .90 Charles Nolan, 90 CIIAL S. KELLY, Teacher. WE: SENT our "devil" over, last week, to scatter a few numlbers of our little journal among the people of thceMetropolis. It was a little wicked in us, to turn this King of Blackness loose among the quiet people of our neighboring city, but the result has proved entirely satisfactory to this office, as a reference to our advertising columns will indicate. To those representatives of the trade of Helena we respectfully call the at tention of our readers: The firm of J. R. Boyce & Co', the senior member of which was one of our first ac quaintances in the Territory, inserts in this issue a few lines to the dry goods trade, which those interested will find to their in terest to heed. Mayn & Hleitman, formerly nmerchants of this place, well known and p0pular, call attention to their stock, which is highly worthy the attention of the public. Joseph IIosky, of the Farmers' Stable, is conveniently located on lower Main street, in a large, new building. Mr. 'I. being a fiarmer and harvesting his own feed, is ena bled to offer accommodations that defy com petition. Elsewhere may be found the notice of the well known house of Sands Bro4, one of the oldest firms in Montana. Th y were in business in Virginia City at a early day, and in Helena since its found tion. They offer.extra inducements to cash uyers. OU R Nimrods had a little spor on Thanks giving, of which our friend Dr - was the victim. The Doctor being a splendid marksman and delighting in th. sport, the boys thought they would have la little fun at his expense. So a chicken as procured, nailed up in a box with head ot , as usually arranged for shooting matches and repair ing to a place selected for the irpose, with guns, the boys began shooting. The Doc tor, hearing the noise, seized lis gun and hurried to the scene, and the i rior marks men stepped aside. It was ten cents a shot and blood counted a chicken. The Doctor leveled and fired. The man at the box sig naled no blood. Again and again he fired, when finally, the head was all glne and the neck shaved off smooth with the box, the signal man cried out, " Doctor, you have knocked him stiff;" and sure enough, the chicken was stiff-frozen stiff as a bone. We would not advise any of our friends to say " chicken " to the Doctor. It ain't safe. A FULL-GROWN ""chinook" sounded its welcome blast in our ears about 12 o'clock, Sunday night. At that early hour we were in the act of piling wood into the stove, in a desperate endeavor to color it red, when sud denly the unamnouiiced brtt ever-welcome zephyr burst upon us. Ia its ikld fury it scattered loose boards from roofs and came howling and moaning, crying gnd screech ing around our ears, leaping 'ith fearful energy into our streets and alleys, darting into every nook and around every corner, and creeping in through evgey crevice. Then, hurrying on in its frollcame mood, it drove the snowin clouds beforeit Waiting at short intervals as if to catch bratth, then booming again on its madcap flight only to repeat its former feats, shrieking louder, if possible, embraced our. dwelling closer and peeped in at another undiscovered crevice. Up and away again to wrap hill and moun tain in its balmy embrace. The thermometer stood at twenty degrees below zero when the first blast announced the arrival of the much desired " chinook." At once the Ice-King relaxed his grip, and in a few moments the mercury ihs at zero, sunrise chronicled it at forty-five Ibove, and soon the streets were sloppy, and the hills and knolls were poking their heats through their mantle of white. Wa nAVa witnessed many heartrending scenes in our day, but of all we have ever seen, the mishap that befel a distinguished resident of Deep Creek, on last Tuesday, beat them alL IIe came in looking very tired and worn out, with perspiration stream ing down his hair and whiskers. It seems he had agreed to "ride'and tie" coming up the gulch with his two comrades, but the comrades rode on to town and put tp at Laney's stable, and the last thing we saw of our friend, hewas "tieing" up street, saying, ".My kingdom for a horse," or "0, Quantril, why, O, why did I leave you." TlE Chinook wind, froli'king through our streets for the hist few days. toolk Mark's store rather by surprise Tuesday afternoon. tearing the frontaway and leaving it a wreck in the street. and the building with one end open. In at the open door it went, tossing things hither and thither, rumpling and fumbling things, making fun rand frolic at 1 the expense of the counter-hopper. Mr. Leopold Marks, the well known and reliable business manager of the Cz.lifornia Store, calls attention to their large stock of general merchandise. Mr. M. having been long in our midst, has a reputation too well established to need comment. Gilbert Ecker, our only representative of St. Crispen, makes as durable and Ieat-fit ting( boots as can be found in the Territory. lie also keeps on hand a good assortment of custom made goods in that line. THE wind has hushed, the snow has van ished, our streets are dry, and the sky is overcast with thin clouds through which the sun shines at intervals, making everything look warm and cheerful as spring. 1)elight fuml ; indeed, the world cannot beat it. No. 7 COMPANY, having been for several days engaged in moving their sluices and whim to another shaft, are about ready to conmuence hoisting pay dirt again. Our town has been lively during the past week. We acknowxledge calls from a great many friends. Amoung those in from Smith's river, we noticed Messrs. Proctor, Van Camp, Lewis, Brewer,and Pratt. From the Mo. Valley, Bar Smith, Holinsworth, McCormic, Cooper, Sterling, Shenick, Jnues, Lynck, and Sweat. Sargent Jacob Moore, of Camnp Baker, gave us a call, also. Seaborn Brothers, of lower Smith's River Valley, Meagher county, have just arrived from Oregon with their flock of sheep num bering about 2.000 head. These gentlemen started early and have spent the summer on the road, traveling slowly, their sheep, in consequence are in good condition to stand the change of climate. MR. MCFADDEN informs us that the grain yield in the Missouri Valley is much less than was expected, the turnouts from the thresher being below the lowest estimate of the farmers at harvest time. There is an abundance of straw, but the grain was eaten offlby the 'hoppers just as it was ripening. Mr. M. places the yield of wheat and oats at about one-third of a crop. Messrs. Thompson, Smith and Sterling corroborate the above statement, and there seems to be no probability that grain will decline; on the contrary, should the price vary from the present average, we predict an upward tendency. There is no probability of a grain famine, there being doubtless enough to satisfy the demand, but by no means a surplus. We hope to soon hear from other parts of the Territory in regard to the yield of wheat and oats. We are indebted to Mr. Ed. Sayre, who is just in from the Muscleshell, for the fol lowing items: A driver on the N. P. stage line was over taken in a storm near Judith Gap, and lay out all night, freezing his right hand severely. lie came in to Camp ]~aker, had his hand dressed by Dr. Whitefoot, and is now doing well. Tom Clarie, wagon master of the Diamond R. lost thirty-five head of cattle, last week, near the forks of the Museleshell. Ten or fifteen of the old ones perished in a storm. The loss of the remainder was occasioned by the herd stampeding over a bank into the creel and chilling to death. Several old mules also perished in the storm. Museleshell valley is full of stock cattle,. all of which are looking fine and fat. There are three Diamond R. trains at the. forks, loaded with ore, en route for Carroll. Magonegall, of Missouri valley, loaded with oats and potatoes for Murphy & Neal, was also caught in the storm at the forks and had his potatoes frozen. There are at present, about ten thousandl head of cattle in the Muscleshell valley, and more continually coming in; principally from the Jefferson, Boulder and Pipestone valleys. Sheep on Smith's river are looking fine.' Freizer & Collins are gathering their cat tle on Smith's river, preparatory to driving to the Museleshell, the stock men's Winter Paradise. 'I.t': WELCOr; whiic our people extencd'il to the IlT;sIANDMA:N waVs all that we could wish. They made no sounding delc.onstra: tions of joy, did not have a jubilee, d-rink an unusual alnolunt of beer, or smoke an unl illlnonll nulmbher of cigars, but all pas:cdl off quietly. We had few more callers than usual, l)t on the following day business w:as quite brisk at this office. All, with one ae cord, spoke words of cheer for our little paper, and many deposited in our bank to the amount of their appreciation, which was highly satisfactory cur entire edition be ing exhausted before we were aware of it. We feel truly grateful to our many fricnds for the manner in which they received our first cflbrt, and promise to shape our career by the land-marks already pointed out, en de:avoring to make each succeeding nunuIber exceed the last. A COMMITTEE Of Good Templars meet at their hall to-morrow evening to prepare a programme an:d make necessary arrainge ments for an entertainment to be given by that body during Christmas week. This or ganization have always given us a treat of the Histrionic Art about this season of the; year, and usually they have been very cred itable. This time we expect the grandest enter:ainmnent of all. Success to them. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. The California Store. We desire to call the attention of the citizens of Diamond and vicinity to o.r large assortment of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, comprising Ilats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Hardware, Tin ware, Flour, Bacon, Tobacco, Cigars, Wines and Liquors, Paints, Oils, Medicines, Canned Fruits, Jellies, Sauces, Nuts and Candies. Also, a com plete stock of Gents' Furnishing, Goods embracing Suits of the latest fashions, every variety of Under clothes, Dry Goods, Ladies' Furnishing Goods, Ladies' and Misses' Shoes, Toilet Articles of every description; together with a full stock of Miners' Tools, Overhauls, Gum Boots, etc. In fact, weo keep a complete assortment of everything calculatted to satisfy the wants and gratify the desire of the public generally. We are determined NOT TO BE UNDEIRSOLD. Give us a call, examine our Stock and satisfy yoursslves. LEOPOLD MARKS, Business Manager. December 2, 1875. To the Dry Goods Trade. Under our CASH SYSTEM of doing business, we propose to sell goods at such SWEEPLNG REDUC TIONS as to make it to the interest of the cash pay - tmg portion of the trade to buy their goods at HOME instead of sending money OUT OF THE COUN TRY for anything in the DRY GOODS LINE. Having taken the lend, and put down the prices of goods in this market, we continue to offer superior irducements, and propose not only to meet the market prices, but will CUT UNDER in every in stance FOR CASH. Buyers will please examine the market, and then compare our prices with others. ORDERS SOLICITED. Samples and prices sent on application, J. R. BOYCE ri CO. December 2, 1875. Interesting to Cash Buyers of Dry Goods. GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES, AND A SPECIAL DISCOUNT or FIVE PER CENT. FOR CASH,--Notwith standing.the great reduction in the selling prices of our goods, which brings them down to figures as low, and LOWER than any prices that have been or are quoted, either in circulars for advertisements by competing houses, we propose to make still further concessions to our customers by allowing, for the next ninety days, 4 special discount of FIVE PER CENT. on all CASH purchases amounting to live dollars and upwards. SANDS BROS. Deecember , 1875. Brown & Weisenhorn. CARRIAGE AND WAGON MANUFACTOIY.-ThIs Is the largest establishment of the kind in the Terri tory, and is turning out work equal to the best in East. Our Horse Shoeing Department is luder the supervision of the best horse shoer in Montana, and we are prepared to do work in this line to the satis faction of any one who may favor us with their pat ronage 3'rSiive as a TriaI.t - o BE3OW1 ,iZ 8ENUHORs. December 2, 1875. -T" E. H. TRA1 Photograpeer, Cutler s&ec:, near the headi.rIn , Helena, Montana, does dl kidd, of work l tht neatest style. Keeps, also, on hand a large ivartty of steroscopic views of mountain scenery.