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Wis. M. Pnics & Co., No 14, South Commercial sr., St. Louis, are our authorized agents to transact 0it business, contract for advertismg and receive ubscr.jptions. TIuS Diamond school has closed. E. J. HARRIS, ot Camp Baker, is in town Ihis week. MR. CHAS. RHEOME, of Helena, is visiting his Diamond friends. ED. LACOMPTE and Thos. Brackett panned out a $9.50 nuggett on Centennial Bar, near Spruce Gulch, last week. IN our next issue we will published the new stock law, and the law in relation to diseased animals, passed by the recent legis lature. .' N. SUTIHERLIN, editor of this paper, left on Tuesday, the 22d of February, for a few weeks' ramble among the farmers of Jefferson, Gallatin and Madison counties. MR. C. C. STUBBS, of Lewis and Clarke county, proprietor of the Trout creek ferry, paid our town a visit Tuesday. We ac knowledge a pleasant call from this gentle MR. JOHIN McGuoY, of Trout creek, has bold his farm to C. C. Stubbs. Mr. Mc. in tends to move to the Black Hills and will take his herd of stock to that land of great probabilities. MESSRS. MARKS & PATTERSON, and P Garnet, farmers ot the Missouri Valley, were in town on Tuesday having their plows sharpened preparatory to spring operations on the farm. THE East Gallatin Grangers are to give a grand ball on the evening of the 3d of March. The proceeds are to be applied to the purchase of a Union Library. A good time is anticipated. OUR handsome and gallant friends, Dave Marks and Will Douglass have been improv ing their leisure moments this week in list enuing to the merry sleigh-bells jingle. Their visit to the Valley was on business, of course. JAMES SHED has suspended work upon the new bridges across the Madison and Jef ferson until next winter, the ice having thawed and the water being too deep to con tinue work. WE understand that Mr. Nelson Bump has accepted the position of wagon-master of Murphy, Neal & Co.'s trains, and will leave in a few days for Helena, to harness up for the Muscleshell road. JUDGE OaR, of Prickly Pear, was in town this week talking law. Collins demurred, Judge O. "pleased the court," and the court ruled. Uncle Johnny Gallagher and Daniel ILnnan were the contestants. REV. R. S. CLARK, of Prickly Pear, will deliver a lecture to the people of Lower Willow Creek, on the subject of Temper ance, March 8th, and will organize a Good Templars' lodge on the same evening. He will also preach at the same place on Thurs day evening, the day following. THE ice has cleared out from the channel of the river at Edmondson's. A few days' labor will be necessary to clear the landings, before the ferry can resume business. We understand that Mr. E. has bridged and im proved the road across the bottom leading to the ferry, thus placing it in good condition for spring travel. C. C. COLLINS struck a silver lead, last week in the hill between the Three Forks of the Missouri and Crow Creek Valley, that has the appearance of being valuable. It is a four-foot-crevice between two granite walls, and crops out of the ground for a half-mile. The top rock assays $28 per ton. QUARTZ interests are looking up a little in the region about Indian creek. The Little Giant Lode is paying well. They are down on this lode about eighty feet. The crevice averages about four inches of ore which mills $185 per ton. The Jawbone is also being worked extensively. This lead is from eight to fourteen feet in width, with somethingover two feet of rich milling ore. The Little Giant company have a six-stamp mill, and the Jawbone has a fifteen-stamp mill. WE learn that Mr. G. L. Lewis, of Smith's River Valley, will leave in a few days for a visit among his friends in the States. He will be accompanied by his estimable wife ahd hlr sLst'r, Miss Kennicott. The trip is designed for the inmprovement of Mrs. L.'s health, We wish them a pleasant journey and hope that Mrs. Lewis may be restored to good health. NEW DISCOVFERY.-One of our miners who has been prospecting on the hills near town for some time, made a discovery on Tuesday last, but the extent and richness of which we have not learned. He was work ing on a prospect on top of a hill when, be coming thirsty, he descended to a reservoir to get a drink, taking his pick along to cut a hole in the ice. He walked out to the middle of the pond and began picking, and, before he was aware of it, was down about five feet. We did not learn what kind of a prospect he got, but he says he don't think it will pay as they would be wet diggings, and would have to be worked in diver's armor. WON'T somebody please to fall down a shaft, or break a leg, or run off with some body else's wife, or steal something and get put in jail. I wish they would, 'cause our local editor's awful cross 'cause he can't find no locals. IHe goes out to hunt 'em up and comes back, and I ask him for copy, and he tells me to go to thunder, and kicks my dog, and gets up and kicks a chair over, and rushes out like he was crazy. If somebody would just do something to give him a good item, I think he would give me and my dog a rest, 'cause he's a good dog and I don't like to see him abused. THE DEVIL. A MEMBER of the Lo family called at one of our hotels last week and made a contract with the landlord by which he was to get a dinner for the sum of fifty cents. The noble red man loosened his belt, and sat down with the air of a gladiat(e)r, determined to do his duty. He wrestled with that dinner in a rapid, strong and effective manner. At the end of a half hour, the alarmed boniface offered him his fifty cents back to quit. "No; me h-hea-p h-ung-ry." It was an ex citing scene. The cooks and waiters aroused themselves and worked as though minister ing to an old-fashioned barbacue or a modern grange feast. The other party to the mam mouth contract looked as though he contem plated taking advantage of the bankrupt law. At the end of two hours the landlord offered the son of the forest a dollar to re linquish his contract. Thinking, perhaps, he could make a similar contract at the other hotel, finish his dinner and have fifty cents left, the redskin took the money and started out, with his hands on his stomach, saying: "Ugh! me heap full, heap good muck-a-muck ! " This raid occurred on the day after the evening on which was given the excellent ball supper alluded to last week. Oh, if it had happened the day be fore! MIssouRI VALLEY, Feb. 16, 1876. DEAR HUSBANDMAN: Knowing with what devotion you have enlisted every energy in the cause of agriculture, and that without stint you have cast upon the scale every re source-physical, mental and financial-I deem it nothing more than a duty to you, myself and our future progeny, that now and then a puff of fragrant perfume should be wafted from our "sweet-scented" valley up among the hills and rocks to give strength and vigor to the monotony of bedrock life. You are not to understand by this, however, that I consider you down to bedrock. Not by any means. I have been there, and "yon know how it is yourself," that with a sack of sand in one hand, and with the fore finger of the other elevated on a level and at right angle with the probissis, credit is always at par, and prospects good in the gravel. So keep a stiff upper lip, my boy, and preserve well that fore Afinger. Now I want it distinctly understood that I am no Granger, else this ihteresting letter would never have been written. Besides, to thus represent myself, many would pro nounce'me a myth, and perhaps an impos tor. This has been tried, you know, in the Independent, and the boy failed to make con nection, and was kickedout as a black sheep, and disowned as one of the fold; therefore, I shall deny all connection wifth the Order, and see which way the scales turn. Sabe ? The hop given by the Center-villains,. on the evening of the 14th, was an overwhelm ing success-if you know what that is--and Was httended by the elite from one end of the valley to the other. Even Helena sent out a delegation consisting of one entire Ward, and judging from the vim with which the boys went in and " tripped the light fan tastic toe," I would say it Was a rare treat to them to get away from the bustle of city iWe, and mix in with the bustle of a coilntry dance; and enjoy the health-giving luxury of going through with a good, healthy Sweat. Toward the wee sma' hours, the an nouncement came from the music stand, "Ladies choose partners for a quadrille." Now, sir, I fully expected every lady in the room to make a rush for my corner, and braced myself as best I could, to resist a regular onslaught. At the end of five min utes, I began to loosen stays and let out slack; and finally, at the end of ten minutes, every set was full, and I found that I had sustained my position manfully. This en couraged me in the belief that I had equally as good an opinion of myself as the ladies had of me, and enabled me to take advan tage of the opportunity to slip out and take a drink. Now I will say just here, Mr. Ed itor, that if there was a lady in the room who observed me at that particular time, I am glad of i~t, for I think it was the first time I was observed after that infernal mu sician made the announcement for ladies to choose partners. No sir, I have never advo cated or favored the principle of women selecting partners at a social gathering, and never shall. It is a stigma and a slur upon all accepted principles of gallantry; a black spot upon the face of nature; a step in the direction of woman's rights, that should not be tolerated in any community, and I shall oppose it to the bitter end. The Good Templars on Deep creek are fast increasina~ their numbers, and, judging from the limited amount of liquor drank at Centerville on the night of the 14th, they are doing a good work. Many of the old devotees have ceased to worship-at the shrine of Bachus, and seem determined to work out a reformation, and tally one on the roll of manhood. In conclusion, Mr. Editor, permit me to say, that if there is any point in this letter, on the subject of agriculture or any other subject, not fully understood by ahiy of the readers of your valuable paper, the matter will be thoroughly vetilated and made clear as mud, by addressing me at any post-office 'twixt here and yonder. MACK. MEMOIR. Obituary notices of the subject of this brief me moir-Judge Joseph H. D. Street-appeared in sev eral of the newspapers of the Territory soon after his decease, in November of last year. These spoke truly of his death as being the removal from society of a useful mad and honored citizen; an upright man; one much loved and reverenced by his imme diate family, and held in kindly and respectftl re gard by his acquaintances in general. But as there were some errors in regard to dates and localities, we have thought best to preface this memoir with a short sketch of the life of Judge Street. He was born at Wilnut Springs, Henderson coun ty, Kentucky, on December 2d, 1812; his father, Gen. Jos. M. Street, moving to Illinois in 1814, where Judge Street was educated, at Jacksonville Cellege. In 1829, he moved to Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin, where he resided until 1835, when he married and settled in Cassville, in the same State, and remained until 1846, when he moved to Wapello county, Iowa. During his residence in Wisconsin, he represented Crawford county in the Legislature. In the spring of 1848 he, with a partner, started the Des Moines Courier, one of the first newspapers pub lished in South-western Iowa, and took an active part in the exciting campaign of that year, which resulted in the election of Gen. Zachary Taylor to the Presidency. Jucge Street held several positions of trust during his retlidence in Iowa, which was terlninated by his removal to Montana in 1865, where heresided up to the time of his death. The chief object of this memoir is to gratify the higher inqui ry of his many friends and kindred, who are them selves followers of Christ, which is, "Was he steadfast and immovable in the faith of Christ 2 al ways abounding in the work of the Lord 2" They know that it is written, "He that endureth to the end, I will make a pillar in the Temple of my God, and he shall go no more out forever." In reply we say: He habitually lived in the society and fsl lowship of those who loved Jesus-he loved chris tinn worship, especlally prayer, and tihe singing of the old hymns, such as '" Thereo is a fountain filled with blood," " Childrenl of the heavenly King," etc. Nearly all his life was spent on the tXontier of our country, and he earnestly assisted in planting the church in the new settlements. Colporlours, Mlinisters of the gospel, and til promnters of ohtris tlan work and worship, were ever welcomne visitors to his lheside. Afte: hi. remov.l to Mlonouti, lhe once as~sured the writer, that for a time he ceclined from his first christtan love, and became remiss ls the duties of family religion b 1aly, and fore season walked in comparative dat ess but chas toned by the Lord in the sicknbss and daethof his beloved wife, who had been a sharer WI him in spiritual and religious Joys and labors, as well as the delight, oracle, and beloved mother to his chil dren, he clave with renewed fervor to Christ as the redeemer and the best portion of his soul. Only a few days before his decease, at the close of a ser mon by the writer, in Gallatin City, where he re sided, having asked permission to say a few words for Christ, he spoke tenderly and earnestly of the religion of Jesus-referred to the many eonverslons through the blessing of God Upon the labors of Moody and Sankey, and exhorted christians to cleave to Christ, and sinners to embrace HIm. This we may call his dying testimony, for in the short space of thirteen days thereafter he died. He was away from home at the time. He had taket with him his wife whom he had married nearly three years since, and their infant daughter, and made a trip of a few miles to attend to a business transaction. He had been writing during the day, and towards evening was resting, when he was at tacked-probably with heart disease-and only had a few moments to suffer before death was victor over his body. I think we may confidently write of him, " He has gone to be with Jesus in Para dise. " We may use the words in regard to his death, which " a voice fkom heaven" spoke to tl e Divine of Patmos : " Blessed are the dead whiEh die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea salth the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. " L. B. C. BORN 1. On the morning of February 99, 1706, to the with Mr. John Hines, a daughter. If spared to her pa rents, this little miss will be " sweet sixteen " on her fourth birthday. MA..& 1~ I E D KLINE-PICKERING-At the residence of the bride's father, in this county, on Februsuy 29, 1878 , by the Hon. J. E. Murray, Probate Judge, Mr. Joseph O. Kline to Miss Annie Pickering. May fortune always smile upon you. DAVIS-MARSH-In Helena, on February 98, 1876, by Rev. Clark Wright, Mr. Joseph Davis 1I Miss Flora Marsh. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. Interesting to Oash Bayers of Dry Goods. GooDs AT THE LownST PRICEs, AND A SAc9IA.. DxicouNT OF FIva Pzn cENT. Fon CAsa,--Notwit-' standing the great reduction in ,the selling prices of our goods, which brings them down to figures e~ low, and LOWER than any prices that have beei,/6 are quoted, either in circulars fbradyertisements b* competing houses, we propose to *ae, still concessions to our eu:tomers by a g,~ next ninety days, a special discount ofFIVE CENT. on all CASH purchases amounting dollars and upwards. AMAIN) * Helena, December 9, 85. Brown & Welsenlorn. CAnnLua ANWD Wtaow MAXUIJarony.--.T the largest establishment of the kind in the tory, and is turning out work equal to the East. Our Horse Shoeing Department Is supervision of the best horse shber in Mont , ad we are prepared to do work in this line to the satis, faction of any one who may flvor us with their pa$ rotage ~"'Give as Trial. BROWN & WEISE1rIO3 . Helena, December 9,. 1875. To the Dry Goods Trade. Under our CASH SYSTEM of doing business, we propose to sell goods at such SWEEPING R.EDUO TIONS as to make it to the interest of the cash pay mg portion of the trade to buy their goods at HOM] instead of sending money OUT QF THE COUN. TRY for anything in the. DRY 00035Bibl E. Having taken the lead, and put down the prices or goods in this market, we continue to o afr superied inducements, and propose not only to meet the market pirices, but wilsUlUT UNDER in every in stance FOR CASH, Buyers will please exaUdin the market, and then eompare our prises with others. ORDERS SOLICITED. Sampla and _ prices sent on application. J.r. R.OYCEO * CO. Helena, Dmenember S, !875. To Our Patr~ons Throughout the ?euUlt.r We are prparing our circular for 1970, and 4.ws cordially tb thank you for yourpatronage and agp. port 4dUpag the past nine years, a0d4 venture to that by, squasre and liberal diTag we ra y your continued conafidease. Woulad solicit sh . atention of ]lpersons who haveparehaeld mpehinJk of any kind from other parties in the Territory ea In the east, wishing repairas. They shoaldn*not sending their orde4s later tsna M4rL Iret, ats we make our requisition for! theeoming eae a t IthatI time. Threshare, Enginus, SaW laly,, e., WWI not be ordered unless by p.eal request. Helena, Montana, DoOMer 80e, 1875n, Photographs. E. H. TRAIN,Photogaher, Cutler slet, MAn - the head of Main, Helas, Moalcus, dem all kini] of work in the neatest style. Keeps, abso, on hms a large variety of steor.seoQi views of meata scencry.