WM. M. PRIcE& Co., No 14, South Commercial
St., St. Louis, are our authorized agents to transact
all business, contract for advertising and receive
D)t. LAMBERIT welt over to Helena last
Wr. H.' SUTHIERLIN, of this office, is so
journing a few days in Helena.
A number of young ladies from the valley
are expected in town this week.
FORTY or more bachelors of Diamond are
waiting to receive leap year calls.
GEO. LISCUM, and James Kenney are in
from the Muscleshell.
COLUMBUS REGLIE, of Deep creek, is in
A. J. HOLLAND, teacher of Confederate
district school, was in town last Saturday.
THERE has been several accessions to the
Good Templars' lodge of this place recently,
and a number more speak of joining.
A YOUNG lady of our city, just learning to
skate, thought she had attained sufficient
skill to turn a circle, and almost succeeded.
She turned a somersault.
Messrs. Nelson Bump, (not that ugly bump
people have so much to say about, which
is located on logs, rails, etc.,) and J. R.
Marks, were in town this week.
ORn young men are jubilant over the
prospect of a grand turnout of ladies from
the surrounding country to their social ball,
to be given on the evening of Washington's
THE pupils of our school are taxing their
brains over a problem in mathematics, their
teaches, Mr. C. S. Kelley, having offered
several handsome presents to those who
shall find a correct solution.
COL. LANEY'S spirited team of greys were
out on our streets a few days since, and al
though our roads are not well adapted to
a cutter, the fairer portion of our population
enjoyed the pleasure of a fast and merry
sleigh-ride at the hands ot one of our most
WE have not received any Eastern mail
for nearly a week. The cause, we under
stand, is snow on the Utah Northern Rail
road, but we have charity enough for this
class of roads to attribute the blockade more
to inefficient management, than to the road
ELSEWHERE Will be found the card of B.
F. Marsh, who is a thorough, practical sur
veyor, always performing his work in a
manner that gives complete satisfaction to
A PRIVATE letter, received here from Co
rinne, states there is about two and a half feet
of snow and ice in Bear River Valley ; that
cattle are dying by the dozen, and that the
settlers say i, is the most severe wiiter they
have known for years.
AGAIN we have flattering accounts from
the bar claim of Messrs. Hathorn &'John
son, White's gulch. They have their tun
nel in 80 feet, and the extent of the channel
is still unknown. They are taking out good
dirt every day.
THERE are no idle men about this camp,
and we believe there are fewer men in the
Territory out of employment than there has
been for a number of years. This argues
well for Montana's climate and people. The
time is not far distant when the winter sea
son will be as industriously employed as any
portion of the year.
B. R. SHERMAN, of Smith's river, who has
been over to the Capital a few days, returned
Sunday, and departed for home, taking along
with him, much to the dissatisfaction of our
juveniles, his son and daughter, Master Wil
lie and Miss Maggie, who have been visiting
a short time with their friends here.
GcODALE & BENNETT are getting out
timber for the purpose of putting their
ranche, on Birch creek, in good shape, with
a view of starting a first-class thoroughbred
-sheep ranche. They will engage in import
ing as well as breeding. The success al
ready achieved, and likely to follow, wil',
we think, soon induce others to embark In
ONE of our bachelor friends is well skilled
In the culinary art, as doughnuts received
testify, but we won't tell who he is as this is
THE weather for the past week, has been
rather fickle. One morning, the thermorn
eter was as low as 27 0 below zero, but since
then, we have had several changes, and
some days it has been quite mild. The wind
has kept up a tearful blowing most of the
time. It is a sort of half-breed chinook;
one of those chilly kind, that tares the snow
up from the ground in its fury, and literally
wears it out, or lashes it into a spray against
the elements. At this writing, the ther
mometer indicates 25 o above.
GOOD TEMPLARS.-T'rhe "Gem of the
Mountain Lodge" No. 6, I. O. G. T., of
Helena, has a membership of ninety-eight,
in good and regular standing. What lodge
can beat this ?-News.
This is nothing extra when we consider
that Helena is the metropolis of the Terri
tory and boasts a population of several
thousand. " Diamond Lodge " No. 5, has,
at present, a membership of half that num
ber in a town whose population is less than
WE were pleased to receive a call, last
week from our friend J. H. Freeser. Mr. F.
is an old timer--was fre ighting on the Bep
ton road in 1865-6--but as that business be
came overdone, he turned his attention to
stock, and has since resided in Jefferson
county. Last winter he moved a portion of
his stock to the Muscleshell, and was so
much pleased with the country and the con
dition in which his cattle came out in the
spring, that he moved his entire herd over
there this fall. He now intends to locate
permanently there. He has selected a beau
tiful site about twenty miles below the Forks
and a few miles from the mouth of Big Elk
creek, near the proposed location of the new
military post. While we shall miss you
here, we wish you a long life and prosper
ity in your frontier home beyond the moun'
tains, where the sun comes up from the gras
sy plains, as it did in our own native home,
WE thought we felt the shock of an earth
quake the other day, but were mistaken.
It happened in this way: We took a stroll
up to the skating pond to catch some locals,
when a young man, professing to be a friend,
insisted upon our putting on a pair of skates.
We never have liked that man. Although
he has always protested great and lasting
love for us, we have a natural dislike for
him. Well, to please him, we put on the
skates, and to show the barbarians of Dia
mond that we had been "brought up" on
skates, struck out boldly. Trotting around
over the hills in search of locals is calculated
to produce weariness, and it had that effect
on us. We had not gone far before we be
gan to feel like sitting down and resting;
so we selected a nice clean spot on the ice
and sat. We don't want any one to insinu
ate that we couldn't help it. It was pre
meditated on our part, or why would v:e
have selected the smoothest, cleanest place
on the whole pond? But we forgive them.
They were envious of our superior perform
ance. This was the only local we taught,
and it was hard work to get it.
/W were pleased to receive a call from
Mr. C. W. Cook, w4o was over from the
East Side on Monday. Mr. Cook showed
us some very fine specimens of Cotswold or
long wool, which he had received from Illi
nois and Canadian breeders with whom he
has been corresponding with a view to im
porting another supply of tho'.oughbreds
during the coming summer. Jie says that
sheep are doing finely, and 'lves it as his
opinion that when shee- 'nave a warm, dry
shelter under which to sleep at night, that
they do better to rb:a and feed upon the
range than to be fi'd on hay. His sheep are
all fat, and he Xas not lost one for over two
Of the flo ks that were driven in the past
fall, those of Messrs. Smith Bros., Parberry
& Stephens, and D. H. Burt are doing fine
ly. Auerbach & Rader's flock, owing to
t leir late arrival, long and hard driving, and
Sthe lean condition in which winter caught
, them. is losing a few, but the loss is nothing
i to compare with what might be expected,
under the circumstances.
From the Avant Courier.
From present indications it is pretty cer
tain that all the winter wheat crops in Gal
latin are killed. This seemls to be the opin
ion of farmers with wllhom we have ccu
This winter has been very fine on cattle
and other stock, farmers not having to feed
any so far. Cattle are in fine condition.
Schools are in operation in nearly every
district in the county, and the young people
are being educated. This is as it should
The Yellowstone region is j ust now attract
ing a good deal of attention, and settlements
are being made. There appears to be more
money in circulation over there than in the
Gallatin Valley. The Yellowstone boys
that come over to Bozeman to trade, all ap
pear well heeled. In a very short period a
large amount of land will be taken up, and
that section will be filled with an industrious,
enterprising population. We wish these hliar
dy settlers abundant success.
From the Montanian.
There is said to be three feet of snow all the
way fr om Pleasant Valley to Frankln.
Some of the citizens of the lower Passamari
valley have been circulating a remonstrance
against the funding bill.
The new school at Brandon was opened on
last Monday morning, with Amos Purdum
as the village pedagogue. There are between
twenty and thirty scholars in the district.
Mining matters at Broad Gauge City are
running in good shape. Casler & Co's mill
is running all the time and increasing the
currency with periodical additions of bul
A meeting of the residents of Sheridan and
vicinity was called last evening at that place
for the purpose of discussing the railroad
There is considerable activity in the mines
in the vicinity of Sheridan. The leads on
Mill creek and Wisconsin creek are being
worked continuously, and the district bids
fair to make a good showing during the Cen
A petition for a'charter to organtize a lodge
of the Independent Order of Good Templars
has been circulated in town during the past
week, and has been signed by a number of
citizens and citizenesses.
The-material is all in place' for the new
quartz mill of Messrs. Beardsley & Fray, of
Mill creek, and the stamps will commence
hammering out the bullion forthwith.
From the New North-West.
The Blackfoot school has emulated its
best rivals and appropraited $50 for appa
The Hope mill at Philipsburg, has been
running steadily and satisfactorily for the
-ast ten days. When first started up the
boilers would not make sufficient steam.
The mrachinist reset the boilers and all the
parts work well. They have a large quan
Vtty of ore out and the Hope mine looks well.
*It is believed that the mill will run con
tinuously and the bullion produce be large.
At the North West Company's mill in Phil
ipsburg the Bruckner Cylinders burn four
cords of wood per ten tons of ore roasted,
The Reverberatory Furnace in the old .dll
of the company used to burn 1 j cords pe.
ton, or 15 cords per ten tons. In the, old
mill six men tended furnace using ote that
five stamps crushes. In the newV mill two
men easily roast all the ore +tnat ten stamps
crush and could use all tlhat twenty stamps
Would furnish. We are told of a cylinder
mill inColrrado wh~iere two men roasted as
much. ore in 22, hours as requires 36 men in
P reverberatory mill, near by ,in the same
time. It is also claimed that the ore being
stirred mechanically instead of by hand,
is much more evenly treated and mixed and
invariably shows a higher percentage of sil
ver chlorldized. These are points to be
considered by the future mill owners of 3Xt
From the Bozr.man Times.
The names of the persons wounded; in the
late fight near FortPease are: Pat Swenuy,
(mortally) By Nutting, James Dewing,
Neil Gillis and "Muggins" Taylor. These
gentleur.en are,. spoken of as bold, fearless
men , and their escape after being wounded
proves it. It appears that the Sioux have
doomed the little garrison at Fort Pease to
death, and this, we fear, willbe their fate,
if aid is not extended to thI soon. We un
derstand that several persons in Bozemrn
propose to reinforce the brave little band
at Fort Pease. Mr. Hoppy is atnong the
first to pledge himself to the cause of his
friends on the Yellowstone.
Whit word is that in the English language
the first two letters of which signifies a man,
the first three 4 woman, the first four a great
man, the whole a great woman ? Heroine.
"The London Lancet says that no person
should sit for more than half an hour at a
time. S'posin' a fellow is sitting on the sofa
with his girl, is he going to be particular to
I ARR t9I. I ED
PENWELL-GEE.-At the residehce of the bride's
lither, on Reese creek, Gallatin county, by Rev. L.
B. Crittendon, Mr. Chas. S. Penwell, to Miss Ell.
Life is but a journey from the cradle to the grave,
and nothing tends more to lessen its cares and anx
ieties along the road, than sweet companionship.
Two hearts happy in each others love, run life's
race and never tire; fight its battles and perform its
labors as though it were but a work of pleasure.
We congratulate you, Charlie, upon your bold vene
ture upon the sea of matrimony, and when squalls
assail you, may you always have your "spank.
er" in readiness, and may the residue of years in
store for you be fair to thee as thy loving bride, and
no frown of care cross thy brow that her smiles can
MUNGER.-At the residence of Stephen Allez,
near Gallatin City, January.20th, 1876, Mt. E. C.
Munger, aged 45 years.
Bro. Munger was buried by Three Forks Grange,
with appropriate ceremonies. Again the Great Mas
ter above has sounded his gavel, and another labor
er has been summoned from the harvest field of
earth to his reward; another soul has gone to join
the great brotherhood on high, and enjoy that sweet
repose that cometh from faithful husbandry while
on the shores of time. Earth mourns the departed,
but heaven will welcome the weary pilgrim home.
To Our Patrons Throughout the Territory.
We are preparing our circular for 1876, and desire
cordially to thank you for your patronage and sup
port during the past nine years, and venture to hope
that by square and liberal dealing we may merit
your.continued confidence. Would solicit special
attention of persons who have purchased machinery
of any kind from other parties in the Territory or
in the east, wishing repairs. They should not delay
sending their orders later than March first, as we
make our requisition for the coming season at that
time. Threshers, Engines, Saw Malls, etc., will
not be ordered unless by special request.
T. C. Power & Co.
Helena, Montana, Dedetnber 80, 1875.
To the Dry Goods Trade.
Under our CASH SYSTEM of doing bu;iness, we
propose to sell goods at such SWEEPING REDUC
TIONS as to make it to the interest of the cash pay
ing 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 lead, and put down the prices of
goods in this market, we continue to olber suprttor
inducements, and propose not only to meet the
market prices, but will CUT UNDER in ever. lP
stance FOR CASH. Buyers will please qaamtmi
the market, and then compare our prieos with
others. ORDERS SOLICITED, Samples and
prices se ,t on appliation.
J. 3. BOYCE do CO.
Helena, i:ecember $, 1875.
Ir:erestlng to Cash Buyers of Dry Goods.
Goons AT THE LOWEST PRICES, AND A SPECraL
DxScounT or FxVE Pr n cmcn'. FO CAsnt,--Notwith
standing the great reduction in the selling priems of
our goods, which brings them down to flgaus as
low, and LOWER than any prices that haveteen or
are quoted, either in circulars for advertisements by
competing houses, we propose to make still ftrther
concessions to our cunptomers by "allowing, for the
next ninety days, a special disooW4 of FIVE PER
CENT. on all CASH purchases amounting to hve
dollars and pwards. SANDS BROS,
Helena, Iecen ber 2, 875.
Browt A Weionhlorn.
CA aIAou AND WAGox MArCUFAC'ron.-This is
thqelargest establishment of the kind in the Terrl
tOdy, and Is turning out work equal to the best in
East.. Our Horse Shoeing Department to under the
supervision of the best horse shoer in ototren, ..d
we are prepared to do work in this lin to the satki
faction of any one who mary favor is with tho!r pat.
ro-Give as a Trjal.-f(
BROWN & WEISENTIOi.
Helena, December 2, 1875.
E. H. TRAIN, Photographer, Cutler .tret, near
the head of Main, HRelena, Montana, d.oes all kind4
of work inthe neatest style. Keeps, also, on han&
a large vasmiry of ateroseoplo views of mounts
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