Wis. M. Pnics & Co., No 14, South Commercial
sr., St. Louis, are our authorized agents to transact
0it business, contract for advertismg and receive
TIuS Diamond school has closed.
E. J. HARRIS, ot Camp Baker, is in town
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
.' 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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