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c- Jo( 14 ounthr ornmmerci i re o authorized agents to trau1 ac ..l'"ne·s, co'ntract for advertising and receive it'.c'ri1 tion o. D CITY LODGE No. 7, A. F. and A. M Silted (Comfmunlications held at their Hall, in iiatmont City, on the se~ond anl flnrth .turdln .on f .ach month. Sojournilg broat)hrd 'C cordially invited to attend. \brothr\VII) BUTTEERFI.Li), W. 3[. 11l AII.BANES, sec 'y- ,, 1. AR%1RKS and Thomas Nield have large nd Iprolmisilg liel1s of grain. TrI latest adviccs Ieom the Bitter Root indicate that quiet is about restored. W:: call the attention of horse breeders to j, J aey's notice in another colilnlo. Taur beef contract for the Missoula post vas let to W. R. Logan, of Fort Shaw. Mas, CHAs. BARKER, of White's gulch, .; iamong the ladies at the Springs on the Fourth. ORa Gallatin friend, John Robinson, will operate a self-binder on his farm the comining harvest. ROBERT SMITH, of Eldorado bar, an old timer of Confederate, called to wish us suc :ess this week. ThERE was a lorse race at Canton on the Fourth. Between $400 and $500 changed hands on the result. WARREN HEDGES' flock of Merinos, all yearlings, averaged 8 pounds per head. One ram sheared 15 pounds. W. F. CF. ADWCK and J. K. Toole, of Hel ena. passed on their way over to the White Sulphur Springs on Tuesday. Tus Misses Winston and Miss Laura Ed mnnson, of the Missouri valley, were at the White Sulphur Springs on the Fourth. Ws hope every farmer will read the arti cle on Butter Making, by "Farmer's Wife," to be found in our dairy department. J. T. MOORE, one of our thorough-going stock mci of Smith river, delivered 21 head of beef cattle to our butchers this week. J. 0. IIUSSEY purchased a flock of 1,30C sheep from Mr. Hatch a few days since, The price paid was $2.25 per head, lambs counted. MRs. T. E. COLLINS, Mrs. Wmin. Ford, and Miss Alice Marks, of this place, spent the Fourth of July week at the White Sulphur Springs. JoHN LEWIs came down from the Galla tin last week. He reports crops well ad vanced. Their fall wheat will be ready for the sickle in two weeks. JoaN E. BLACK. of Butte, who has been sojourping at the White Sulphur Springs for some time past, passed on his return home last Week. much pleased with his stay there. W. l. Lop.x, of Fort Shaw, is interested with Theo. Shed in the Post tradership at Missoula. They have a stock of goods en route, and have commenced the erection of their msttter store. OUt friend, C. L. Harrington, informs us that iaparty of brave boys of White's gulch can be made ready on short notice to go to the assistance of our Bitter Root neighbors, if needed. We trust the necessity may not arise. A raw days since, in company with Mr. P. I. Maloney, we took a stroll up the mountain side in search of wild strawber ties, and picked a quart each ip a very short time. They are more numerous this year 1hanmsual, and very delicious. THE fields on the Missouri valley, we learn, are looking unusually promising. A friend from the valley informs us that Mr. II. Rosenbaum is rather. in advance of the rest. His wheat and oats are both headed out, and the fields age as smooth and even as the surface of a lake. A iMATC has been made by Al. Spencer and Oscar Green between the horses Black Prlaee and Buckskin. It is for $200 a side, 000 yaids, to come off on the Canyon Ferry track at 3 p. m. of the 18th of August. A forfeit of $50 is now up, $b0 more is to be depesited on the lot of August, and the balance by 6 o'clock on the evening of the 17th. The race promises to be a very close and eciting one, and will doubtless be wit 'I led by a large number of sporting men. riss LrBBE ZIlaLZR, of Helena, was present at the. bull at the Springs on the 1 Fourth. Miss Libbie is quite popular in this county, and is always very welcome on such occasions. AT the finish of one of the inmatch races at the Springs, Al. Bruckett, who rode the whinner, pulled his horse up rather short. lost his seat, and was hit on the head by the animal's foot. lie was picked up insensible, but was found not to be seriously injured, an(1 was around again the next day but little the worse for his tumble. It was a close call, however. Tin: minstrels are coining to-nighilt. There is nothing more conducive to health than a good, hearty laugh, and we know of no bet ter place to get one than at a good minstrel performance. The Manvers & Woods conm pany are said to be a "boss" troupe, and the Madisonian speaks very favorubly of thenm. The entertainment will consist of an olio, farces, songs and dances, (log dancing, etc. Tin' Ball at Canyon Ferry on the evening of the 3d. proved to be all that was antici pated. People gathered frcm far and near, quite a number from Helena being present. There were 76 tickets sold, and over 78 ladies in attendance, more than have ever attended a ball in the county before. The supper was very complete, and everything passed off very pleasantly indeed. No one knows better how to entertain the public than our friend Rotwitt, and the entertain ments given by him are always largely at tended. THE body of a soldier named Howard wa found near the summit of the range on the Duck creek divide, on Sunday last, by Mr. H. Rosenbaumn. Howard, in company with a fellow soldier, deserted from Camp Baker about two months ago, taking with them several good mules. A terrible snow storm coming on, it is supposed they turned the mules loose, not being able to get them across the range. A day or two after, the comrade of Howard was at Pickering's, on Duck creek; his face was scratched and bloody, and he stated that he had had a fight with his partner. Whether Howard died from injuries received in a fight, whether he was murdered in cold blood, or perished in the storm, the world will, perhaps, never know. Both were said to have been intoxi cated when they left the Post. The body was found face downward in a small stream, and very much decomposed. OWING to the fact that fully three-fourths of our population contemplated visiting the White Sulphur Springs, Canyon Ferry and other places on the Fourth, no preparations were made to celebrate the day in Diamond. The morning of the Fourth dawned bright and clear, and a single gun at sunrise an nounced to the few who remained in our then remarkably quiet town that the flag of our country was unfurled to the breeze. The day wore slowly away in the usual quiet manner until the sun was nearing the meri dian, when the patriotic fires slumbering in the bosoms of our citizens seemed to kindle into a flame, and there was soon a manifest determination not to let the one hundred and first anniversary of the country's inde pendepce pass without some demonstration. A few minutes consultation together result ed in the arranging of the following im promptu programme, which was carried out in the afternoon to the complete satistaction of the community. Never did native elo quence or mother wit have a better show to display itself, as none of the speakers were apprised of the part they were to play pre vious to the announcement from the chair, and the promptness with which each res ponded gave assurance that they were quite at home on the rostrum as well as in the mines. The programme was as follows : Reading Declaration of Independence, IH IH. Barnes. Music--"America"--J. P. Hi1 lis, assisted by Profs. Zenthuer and Anisser. Oration, I. N. Sutherlin. "Star Spangled Banner," grand chorus by all. Recess. The toasts and responses were: National Pro gress, Dr. D. A. McDonald. The American Eagle, Stephen Watson. Montana, H. II. Barnes. Human Liberty, Chas. Siebrecht. The Mines, D. P. Rankin. Posey Gather. ing, Thomas Cooper. Nimrod, W. A. John son. Solitude. Chris. Myers. The Stars and Stripes, T. J. Fleming. The Far West, D. T. Hurd. Wine, Women and Song, W. H. Vance. 1. W. HITrox informs us that he has the fitest garden he has ever grown in the 'er riory. iHe has potatoes large enough for tatle use, tomato vines laden with young tonatoes, and cabbages commencing to had. His wheat fields are in full bloom, aid will soon be out of danger froni the gasshoppers. A MINING company has recently been t1rmed in Helena for the purpose of work it river diggings. Several miles of the lMis s.uri in the vicinity of Edionson's ferry lxve been located, and representatives are t( be sent to California to examine the new rocess of mining river beds, introduced at Croville, on Feather river, last winter. THE Comet mine, near Corbin, Jefferson ounty, we understand, is being worked wery successfully. A large quantity of first dass ore is being excavated. Our corres pondent, in writing up this region, stated that this mine had suspended. He was tither misinformed or got names confound ed, as the large force of men he saw at this )lace were in the employ of the Russell 3ros., and were working on the Comet in stead of the Rumley mine. WE desire to call attention ot wool grow lrs to the card of C. & 11. Edwards, import ars and.breeders of tlwroughbred American Merinos. These gentlemen make a specialty of this breed, and have as line a flock as can be found n America. They were imported from the States last year, and sheared from 20 to 233 pounds per head this spring, and it is safe to say that in another year, with Montana bunch grass fat on their ribs, they will shear from 20 to 30 pounds each. Their "ad." will be found in our local columns this week, after which it will take its place in our live stock directory. T1'n Fourth of July at the White Sulphur Springs was eminently a success in the npm ber present and the fun provided. A good many arrived on Monday and Tuesday, and by noon of the Fourth nearly 300 people were assembled. Diamond, White's Gulch, Cave, and other places on this side sent large delegations, and nearly all seemed to be well satisfied with the amusement and sport afforded them. The crowd was very orderly, and but one slight disturbance oc curred to mar tOe resuritiCe of the occasion. Just after dinner the pony race, open to all horses 14 hands and under, came off. The race was 440 yards, for a purse of $50, $5 entrance fee, second horse to get all the en trance money. The entries were: B. R. Sherman entered Black Jim; John Nolan, Sam; H. B. Brainard, Hero; Ed. Cooney, Tar Ear; C. T. Rader, Splinter; and Henry Edmonson, Chub; In the pools Black Jim sold for first choice, Sam second, and Hero third, but just before the race Hero rushed to the front in the betting and was made a hot favorite, selling ih some pools for nearly as much as all the others together. Tar Ear led for about 300 yards, when she was pass ed by both Black Jim and Hero. The race was won by Black Jim, by a length and a half, Hero second, a length in front of Tar Ear, who was lapped by Sam, Splinter fifth. Chub bolted a hundred yards from the start, flew the track, and did not come through. For the second race, 800 yards, for a purse of $100, $10 entrance, open to all, second to take entrance money, the following entered: T. Magonigal named Buckskin; A. Spencer, Black Prince; C. T. Rader, Crockett; A. Bruckett, Walnuit. -Buckskin sold for first choice in the pools, and two to one was of fered on him on the track; Crockett second, and Black Prince third, Won by Buckskin by half a length from Black Prince, Crockett a long ways behind, while Walnut flailed to come through' at all. In the evening came the ball, which was well attended, and dancing kept up until daylight. The fin was kept tup until Friday evening, the time being filled up with match races, foot races, ball playing,. dancing, etc., and everything passed off smoothly excepting the last race on Friday, over which hung the suspicion of a put up job, and created considerable dissatisfaction. Such practices will not pay in the end, and should be scrupulously avoided, as they give a place a bad name and cause people to be chary about patron izipg it a second time. On Saturday morn I Ing most of the people from Diamond left the Springs. spent: the afternoon in fishing, and returned the next day, well pleased with the week's enjoyment. COLLINS & KL|NE have just sold 250 head of steers, and John Zeigler 100 head, to Col. Broadwater for the new Post at Sun River. James Ilalford' and others are now on the Museleshell for the purpose of gathering and driving the herd. HELEA ItRAIODCE MAYRKET. IUELENA, July 9,187. As the summer advafuces the markets be come more and more depressed. Flour has a downward tendency. Grain is quite dull and1slowly declining. The transactions of the past week closed as follows: Oats, $2. Q0($2.S0, Flour, W lf6v Creek, XXX $5.75 ; Union XXX, $175 ;1 MadiZon 'XXX, Supertine Family, $5.74 Pl4ailn :XXX. $5.50; Spring ville ,XX. qe, $5.75; Family XXX, $5.50; Sp p gvUlle XX, $4.75; Standard XXX, D. Barley, $2.50, anmt very dull sale. Wheat, $2j6@83O Bran amn SlJrts. X.25. Butter, dull at 20c. CO ckiens, $.00O per doz. YoUng chick ens, $5.00 per 1o7 . Potatoes, 75e, per cwt,. Beef, niet, $4.00. Fish, 20(@2&. p;r Tb. HIay, $12 pr tdon..' New hay, $10 per ton. .,At It IED At the residenpe of W. E. Cullen. Esq., Helena, July 5, by Rev. J. D. Hewitt Mr. Shuler M. Cor son to Miss Katle*Campbell, all of Hlelona. At Park City Julys5, at the residenre of Milo Courtright, by Iev. H`."W. Cnrran, Mr. Eli B, Al corn to Mrs. Huati.a'L , Sears. At Sun River,. Jun1 S4, by Rey. Hugh Duncan, Mr. W. T. Allen to Miss Mary P. Strong. At VirginiaCity, at tlib'sldence of J. W. Mor ris by Rev. F. Ashlury Riggin," Mr. John Batten, of Nevada, and Miss Emma W. Griflmthp, of Cali fornia. BO R N". . In Helena, Jtise 26; to the wite of James Horn buckle, a daughter., . - SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. Be Prompt to Settle. The season having closed on the 4th, all who have had seraice from John Morgals are requested to meet with me on my next regular trip and settle up. After this I will make one more round, but nothing will be charged for any service rendered. JOSIAH LANEY. C.H. EDWA S, Importers and Breeden of IMPROVED AMERICAN MERINOS. A FEW CHOICE RAMS; P OR SBALE. Elk G rove Itancil, 7 miles west of rJIOZt ml. P. O. Address, Bozeman, M T. 84-6m RIFLES, SHOT GUNS, REVOLVERS, sent C. O. D. for examination, all charges paid. No risk, no-humbug. Write forcatalogue. Address GREAT WEBBTERN GUN WORKS, kittsburg, P. INTERNATIONAL HOTEL. HELENA, MOITAYA. Unexcelled cutsine, unobtrusive pr'olbtli for Ole gratilfcation of its patrons, eonuvnlCtit, spidikoi and airy rooms, and kept serupulously elean, a'se . some of the chief characteristies of thisljustly pop ular hotel. RINDA & SKLOWER, Props. 28-1y A. D. HOW!E,. Cler. SPRING AND SUMMER STYLES. Ir. Kate S. HI ey, MILLINER AND DRESSMAKER, Cor. Broadway and Jackson Sts. Helemi, * .*.... Moitina. All work done with despatch, and in the neatest and most fashionable styles. Just received, a fill, complete and welluassorted stock of Fashionable Millinery, Eselally adapted to the Spritgend ý u. mer trade. Orders from the country'will receive peeoept and careful attention. . rSI. RATE S.,HAMVET. , Feb. I. '77-2-11. m. Mrs. Y. A. Eckert, I PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, E MAIN STREET, - - HBLENA, MON'TANA. Piotores taken in every style of the art, and'ter anteed to give satisfaction. Trees, Plants., Spring lists free. F. K. KI )Nx , 14-10, ,Bloomington p'Maery, lii. George P. Reeves, e WATCHMAKER. Moved to Novelty Store Building, opposite., Ilurphy, ' NecS t Co., Belsaa, Montana. Watch nad Chronomete, making and repairig in all its most difficult parts, a sl,pentlty. Engraving eeonuted na good style. Gold and silver werk made to order. June 1, 1.87l6-. (GO. P. RELVES.