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--------- - rxM. M. P Eta l Co., No. 14 South Commeresi gheet, St. Louis, are our authorized agents to tran wwt all business, contract for advert.sing, and to veive sub..riptions. DIAMOND CIIY LODGE N1o. 7, A. F. and A. M Stated Communioations held at their Hall, in Diamond City, on the second and fourth Saturdays' of etch month. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. LEOPOLD MARKS, W. M. GILBERT ECKaR, ecretr y. Miss NELI.IE KENT,' of the White Sulphur Springs, is visiting Diamond friends. THE young people of'Centreville, contem plate giving another dtance nextmonth. ,JoRN ZEIGLER, of Helena, who is spend ing a few weeks on the ranch, made us a call last week. BEN. KIMBER sold his ranch at,the mouth of Duck creek, a few days ago, to W. R. }Morgan, for $350. ED. SAYER, who is buildling a sheep;ranch near Fort IIowie, has lIis residence up, and "i, building corrals. GILBERT ECKER and A. Brur(kert .have ,each purchased young grade bulls recently ,of F. J. Keene & Bro. Tr. J. 'ThIORHE has just bought Allen Stewart's farnm on Deep creek, ;for which he paid the round sum of $2,800. DONALD MCLEAN recently purchased 'the biilliard hall in Diamond, together with 'the fixtures, etc., eomplete, for.$550. THEs people of Deep creek propose mnk ing an eflfort to get up a singing school. JDr. ,Davison has been spoken to about it. DAVID BUTTERFIELD and G. A. Hamp Dton, who returned from the \White Sulphur Springs Monday, report lively 'times over there. ,FOR some 'reason, unknown to us, we again have to go to press without our regu lar market report. Where, 0 where, is our reporter. IRA MEYERS, formerly of White's gulch, sold a ditch in the Black IIills, a short time ago,'in which he was the principal owner, f~r $45,0C0. OUR good-natured triend, Henry Landis, thaving put in the freighting season faithful lly with Marks & Patterson, went over to the East side this week for a short holiday. B.x. CooKs and Eli Strode, stock growers of Smith river, passed through Diamond this week with a couple of young grade bulls purchased of F. J. Keene & Bro., of Duck creek. ,KaorIr & FLEMING, the Diamond butch .ers, have butchered nearly 100 head of pork .hogs this winter, and will soon have as fine a lot of bacon for the market as can be had in the country. WEunderstand that Patrick Gurnett, of the Missouri valley, purposes engaging in rite business of raising mules, He intend4 purchasing a herd of umares and importing a line Jack next spring. SAM. ANDERSON has relocated the big sil ver lead between Thompson's ggulch and Birch creek. George Walwtark has relocated the extension. Tlls is the largest.silver lead in Meaigher county. P. HII. MLALONEY & CO. have struck good prospects in their drain in the main gulch, opposite Eldorado bar. Their drain is very wet, but they push it forward at the rate of a set a day, and it yields good wages. o W1 learn from D. C. Ballard, of Deep creek, who was in Diamond yesterday, tlhat Jeff. Sharpe & Bro. havie purchased T. J. Thorpe's half interest il, the Grayson farm, on Poverty Flat, for which they paid $1,800. L. C. MORELAND, discoveter of the Straw berry lode, and H. T. Connor [late County Commissioner of Meagher county], have gone to Tongue river, Arizona, or Washing ton City.-lndependent. Or "where the woodbine twineth," or the "whang-doodle mnourneth." No one knows. Ta: Missoulian says that W. S. Moon has recently purchased the Sherill farm on Gird's creek, in Bitter Root valley. Mr. Moon was 'ne a resident of Confederate. His loca tion for a home is a choice one, and he only needs the aid of one of the fair daughters of his beautiful valley to make it a happy home. 1)Jn't stop Sid, until you get one. JAMES GrRUBB finished a large wood con tract last week, and will resume work in his tunnti on the Lone Tree lode at'once. Ile hopes'to drive it through to the miiin shaft by spring, when he will commence taking out paying ore. MassRS. Warner, Morberly & Clark, of Cave gulch, have just discovered another rich copper lead. This last discovery is in Trout creek district, and is said to be much richer than their Magpie lead, and the latter, to its owners, is a bonanza. PROF. MARSH, of Helena, made us a plea sant call Tuesday. lie has just completed an extensive survey of mineral lands in White's gulch for James McCabe and others, and contemplates making other surveys be fore leaving the county. The Professor is very prompt. and his work always gives good satistauetion. J. G. PICKERING is busily engaged getting out fencing. It is his intention to enclose a large tract of new land, and summer fallow his entire ,present farm, and in the future will farm alternate tracts, which will pre serve the fertility of the land and insure good crops every year. MESSRs. Perry & banford Moore have moved to the Muscleshell to make a perman ent home. They loaded their big teams with lumber, and will build up a ranch in good style. Their location, which is upon Little Elk creek, and in the midst of the fin est portion of the valley, was made in !1874, and is considered the choice. WM. MILL and Joseph Kline recently pur chased Jacob Kline's fiirm on Duck ,creek for $400. They also purchased his stock of sixty head of poultry, the most profitable flock on the valley, for $30. In addition to this, these gentlemen have 'rented E. L. Sherman's place, and intend 'farming mupon a large scale the corning swmlmer. CONFEDERATE'S enlte1prising farmer, Nel son Bump, went over to the Willowburn farm, on the Beaverhead, last week, for the purpose of purchasitg a Percheron-Norman stallion and some mares. lit is his intention to enter into the horse breeding business, and he regards Mr. Mauldin's stock as the best adapted to the wants of the country. IT Is not often that a rural editor is favored with the opportunity of chronicaling a mar riage in ~igh Jife, such especially as transn pired on the lower Muscleshell last week, Tlhe parti~kpants were a noted hunter of thi' county, and a dusky maiden ot the prairie,. the reigunlg belle of the Crow nation and daughter of one Bis-ka-shoose. The wed ing ceremony was performed in accordance with the ancient rites of the Crow tribe. The bride, who is much admired by all who have visited her in her native home, is rep resented to have looked more charming up on this eventful occasion than ever. She was faul:lessly attired in a costume of the skins of wild animals, a necklace of bear tusks, badger toes and eagle claws encir cled her glossy swan-like (except in color) throat. She wore a loose buckskin basque, of velvet-like softness, highly ornamented with painted beads, made on the plan o, a hunting shirt, which was caught around the waist by a harness leather belt ornamented in like manner, from which hung a mam moth bufftalo robe that swept back in grace ful folds, exposing a delicate pair of ankles and feet, snugly stowed away in a richly embroidered pair of moccasins. Her flow ing raven hair was thrown back over her shoulders, save that portion in front of the crown which parted in the center and drop ped in faultless straightness down her broad sunbrown cheeks, about midway between the chin and belt, and was rivaled only by the luxuriant tresses of the groom, which, long since a stranger to the comb, came down over his back and shoulders in streamp like witch's stirrups, and were fastened at the ends by small copper wires. His dress, like that of the bride, was made of skins. His complexion, from long exposure on the frontier and the absence of water inunda tlone, bore no contrast to that of the bride, or to his eagle eye which looked out from beneath a dark heavy brow. We wish our friend Jeemes all the joy his new relations promise; may he live long and grow up r from this flower of the plains many ..i warn builders after the pattern of the p-> ternal architect. IT turns out that Capt. Clifford, whom we mentioned last week as being out on a trip with a party of soldiers, was in search of a deserter, whom he caught. The unfortun ate man deserted last spring with a com rade, who was found dead on the Duck creek divide last summer, and there are strong suspicions that he was murdered by the prisoner. GEo, WALWARK & Win. Fox have recent ly made a discovery of bar diggings on mule creek, a small stream in the vicinity of Thompson's gulch. The gold is coarse and the diggings are thought to be good, but how extensive they are it is not known. They have cut a ditch and rigged a chute and will put in The winter in running tun nels, dumping the dirt on the sluices and prospeeting the 'bar. A. KIMBERLY., of the firm of Kimberly & Miller, wool growers, ot Deer Lodge county, passed through Diamond a few days ago, on his way to the Muscleshell valley for the purpose of locating a sheep ranch. It is his intention 'to select a location, file his inten tions intlthe Land Office, and get out build ing timber this winter, but will not under take ,the ibuilding of fences, corrals, sheds, etc., .until next summer, when he will move his flock ever and become a permanent resi dent of that wide-known and beautiful val ley. THE following lines are contributed by L. S. to the memory of our esteemed friend,' Miss Blanche Thorpe, whose sudden death occurred on the 1st inst. at her home, near Hamilton, in Gallatin county : "Blanche is at rest! torever free from sor row, pain and care. Although suffering se verely at times, all through her transient life, she bore pain with so much fortitude and patience, that not even the loving ones who cared for her so patiently thought the "Golden Gates" were opening for their dar ling, until the Angel'of Death hald folded his shadowy wings about her gentle spirit, and borne it back to God. "May the Heavenly Father tenderly bind up the aching hearts of the bereaved family and mourning friends, and while they deeply feel their loss, may they remember that an gel Blance waits for them in heaven. ' "Angel Blanche, thou art blooming, In a bright and Cyfeless bower; Nature's garden was ill suited I To so fairand frall a flower." EDITOR HUSBA.pxAN The following particulars of the recent Sencounter with mountain lions reached Camp Baker on Saturday last: Messrs. C. K. Sherber and C.Sherwood are working the copper mined at Copperopolis, ilfteen miles east of the White Sulphur Sprdngs. On the evening of January 5th, an unusual noise was heard outside the cabin. A highly prized and valuable shepherd dog rushed to the door, and was let out to discover the cause of the disturbanee, when he was im mediately pounced upon by two immense mountain lions. Messrs. Sherber and Slher wood, seeing t~le encounter, and.mistaking the animals for wolves, rushed to the assist ance of their favorite, but only arrived in time to see him literally torn in pieces by the ravenous and infuriated lions. The lat ter, on discovering the men, at once left the remains of the dog, and with almost the suddenness of thought sprang upon them. The attack was boldly met, and for a t!me the strnggle was highlyexciting and terrifc. Nothing but the utmost coolness and brav ery, added .to great physical endurance, sav ed their lives. These animals possess the strength, tce agility, and the deep cunning of the tiger, but unless hard pressed by an enemy, or in a starving condition, seldom attack a man. During the fight their eyes are reprcesrnted to have ebshomne like balls of fire, their tail lashed the air in mad frenzy. and the cat-like arms, with claws like those Sof an eagle, struck at their intended victims withl the qtickness of lightning. T''hey Swere finally beaten off and keptat bay while the men gradually retreated towards the cabin, reaching which they darted suddenly itlnide, seized their rifles, and dispatched both ainimals. The largest one (male) mea sured nine feet two inches from tip to tip, and tihe female eight feet seven inches, The hinjuries sustained by Messrs. Sherber and SSherwood are comparatively light consider ing their desppente situation at the time, and their escape from a horrible 'death ap Spears almost miraculous. "'Canc." IT would appear from the number of 'te cen t sales of Shorthorn cattle, and the good prices paid. that there is a considerable de mand in the Smith river country for im proved breeds. Our friends of Madison and Beaverhead counties who have fine herds of thoroughbred Shorthorns would, we think, do well to advertise them. THE first term of our singing school closes to-night. The class has now made good progress in the rudiments ot music, and is now just far enough advanced to profit by good instruction. We trust that a second term may be had. If there is anything in which the people of our town is lacking it is in singing, and we do certainly think they cannot employ their winter evenings to bet ter advantage than an cultrvating their vocal powers. Dr. Davidson has proved himselt to be an efficient teacher, and deserves to be encouraged. In White's gulch, January 16, 1878, to the w.ife of Charles Barker, a daughter.. At the residence of the father of the brides, near Corvaltlis, Montana, on Sunday, January 6, 1878, by Rev.. W. A. Hall Mr. John Sommers to Miss Juda Chaflln, and Mr. Gilbert Simmouds to Miss Nancy ChaWin. May the happy participants ever And life's uneven way strewn with roses, is the wish of their inutual friend, the vusBanODMAN. At the Centennial Hotel Butte, January 183, 177, by the Rev. J. R. Russell, Mr. Geo W. NewkIrk to Miss Louella Nora Beal. At' he residence of Hon. Samuel Mallory, near Shoridan, Montana, December 20, 1877, by Rev SW. W. Van Orsdel, Mr. Thomas Hunt, of lony, to Miss Carrie Philrps, of 8herhdMa. At the residence oif Mr.-deseph Shineberger, Rock, Montana, January 1, by Rev. W.-W. Orsdel, Mr. Wmi. Roe, of Bannack, to Miss Mg. gie Shineberger, otf Red Rock. At the residence of Mr Jasper Linder, Be} e head valley, Montana, January 8, by ev. W". W. Van Oradel, Mr. Leander Goetschi s to Mips Cor delia C. Linder. At the residence of Mrs. Emma Mounts, in Bese man, on Sunday evening, January 18, byC. L. Richards, Mr. Wm. L. Southworth to MissA.nnie L. Taylor, ) X E ifl In Virginia City, of scarlet fever, ganu uaar xit Cora eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 8m2auml Word, aged 9 years, 5 months and 18ayes." In Virginia City, of scarlet fever, January 1tb1. Virginia, 'daughter of Mr. and MIts. .3eoygBooi . mayd. aged 4 years and 2 months. In Helena, January 17th, of croup George W. eldest child of George W. and E. A Reed; asedi years, I month andB days. SPECIAL ADVE TISEMENT!. GMEORG'E P. R 'ilte's, Watchmaker, AkST sIDr oi AI-mI.N 8'REET,,aIdZII4.A Watch and Chronometer making and rzeai~rinb aJl its most dittliclt parts, a spesilty. Executed hi the beast tyle. Gold and silver work tade to order. 8-ly amEO P. R.EWVA The Souther Hot l, MRs. MARY J. N'OLAN awRmon CitSy, -Rsatan s . Tables Mnrstished in the good old sauld t lt , and with the best the market afforda;.. - No Chinese Cobks. The culinary department is pieshted o.y; t Nolan in person a aWlticd.nt guarante t - thing is neat and sklltlly prepared. The TravelIng Pub.bU peoiiM y avited t edL. 'WO DOLLARS PER B AY. BoARDI~ pi WEl ..................,.........i,,, SINGOLLE tRALS....... ....................... INTERNATIONAL HOTEL anELENl, MNTAAt. TnIexCeleld e*,ttan, unobtrstrlv provision t it gratlltestion of IN plMttans, convenient, fpieoua s and airy rooms, and kept s.truplously slesa, ar . some of the chief charaeteristlee of .e. justly pop ular hoteh R3NDA & JSKLOWER, Pwp. 98-ly- LESLIE N. WILKi4, Clerk NOTICO: Having lost my Blacksmith Shop ad- tole iy ire, necessdit. lsnp me to e0# 4 allo tho~,se on me to tome forth and settlest onee, ' Tha.hfla al those who by their timely taoidt. at red mae jruow further lose, I beg leave to atueul.ce that a tfw daS0 more will find me at the forge s.i , ready to Ae ael kinds of blackNaturth orik. C~ave Gulch, Noeanber 18, lW.