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. pRcz & Co., No. 14 South Commercial
Bt','. 1Lo~ ~ia are our authorized agents to tran tei, lSti . si contract for advertising, and to DIO0ND CITY LODGE No. 7, A. F. and A. K. 1 Stated Communications held at their Hall, I in Diamond City, on the second and fourth Saturdaysf each nmonth. Sojourning brothurs are cordiall invited to attend. Ebrothr OPr'O iD MARKS, W. M. C[LerIT ECKN. Secretary. - 'so ANI)so- has located a high bar on the side ot Montana gulch and will work it this season. pR. PATIBERRY's flock dropped 160 lambs ditri1ng two stormy days last week, and on ly lost seven head. s. A. T. LLNvILLE, now a resident of ThompsO"n' gulch, has been quite indis posed for the past two weeks. LAST week Frank Keene sold 12 head of four anl five-year-old steers for $493. The parties purchasing intend using them for work oxen. M1EssRs. Gaddis & Bryan, of Camp Ba Bker, whose cattle brand appears in this is sue, use a similar brand for their horses, placing it on the right thigh. ALEX. MDE'rzL is gathering up a large herd of cattle, and will start South with them in a few day,. Mr. Metzel has some of the Hinest stock in the country, and will find a ready market for them when he reaches his destination.-Madisonian. Wt learn from Johutie Lewis, who come from the Gallatin last week to spend the sutfmter tending his herds on Smith riv er and the Muscleshell, that spring has been very seasonable on that valley, and that crops are well advance and looking tine. C. W. CW. OK & Bo. have just completed a large wool barn. It is 75 feet in length, 30 in width and two stories high. These gentlemen have one of the finest locations for wool-growing in Montana'and are im proving it in a most substantial manner. WI. S. COLLINS, who came over from Thompson's gulcth last Sunday, states that snow had fallen to the depth of 18 inches and was still falling. The miners owning claims at that place' have returned and are making preparations for the season's work. E. C. CnosBY, who,arrived from Water ville, Maine, last week, expresses himself greatly surprised at the condtion of the stock on our ranges. He assures his friends here that their herds and flocks are in bet ter condition than the grain fed stock of the States. JUDGE Decius S. Wade, Clerk A. H. Beat tie, and the follpwing representatives of the legal fraternity of Helena are spending the week in Diamond : W. F. Sander", W. E. Cullen, Joseph Toole, Joan Shober, Warren Toole, Sample Orir, Judge Chumasero, W. F. Chadwick. WE acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Territorial Auditor and Treasurer's re port for the year 1877, and a record of the brands and marks recorded by D. H. Wes ton, Territorial Treasurer and ex-ofliclo re corder of brands. The work was done at the Independent office and is very creditable. M1sAGHER county's representative sheep breeder, Henry Goodale, of the firm of Ben nett & Goodale, will leave Chicago May ]st with 130 head of thoroughbred Merino sheep, and a few f ead of Cotswivod. Of this flock 43 head are for Smith Bros, 20 for Pot ter & Ford, and 10 for Cook & Hussey. Mr. Goodale is shipping upwards of 50 head of pure blooded ewes and seveiral rams for his Own use. He has taken pains to travel ex tensively among the fine sheep breeders of the States and has purchased the very best, regardless of price. I. B. PORTER'S Advertiser, a neat little pa per containing the business cards of the most enterprising firms ot Montana inter spersed with considerable information in re gard to the mining and agricultural re Sourees of the Territory, was received last week. Mr. Porter is the representative of the best insurance firms of the United States and is extensively engaged in the real estate agency business. He is a prominent attorney at law and his little paper devel ops a commendable enterprise not heocto fore undertaken in Montana. GEORGE PA TTERSON, a young man of means late from Baltimore, Md., is now h spenading the lambing season at C. W. Cook b & Bro.'s, with a view of getting an incite to a sheep husbandry, it being his intention to tl purchase two or three thousand head ot sheep this summer. He will locate a home b on the Muscleshell and make necessary im- s, provements before purchasing. is A NEW postotice has been established on lower Smith river. It is called Chestnut, and henceforth we may expect that vicinity to be known as Chestnut valley. By some t mistake of the Postal Department the edi- Z tor of this paper was appointed postmaster instead of J. A. Harris, who was recom- 4 mended. The papers have been returned for correction and the long isolated, though t rich and prosperous community of the northwest corner of our county is soon to have the benefit of a U. S. mail. Chestnut in on the newvly established route between Camp BaKer and Fort Shaw. MEssRs. Sperisen & Watson, of Benton gulch, after a chase last week of eight or ten miles in the snow and fallen timber, succeeded in capturing a monster bear. Mr. Sperisen says he weighed full 700 pounds after dressing. The fat on his hind quarters was three inches thick, and when tryed made about twenty gallons. He thinks it was bruin's first tramp after leav ing his winter quarters, as he had taken no food and was very lank. His hair was long and of steel gray color. The color and ex traordinary size induces the belief that he was an out and out Rocky Mountain grizly. WE are Informed by John Nolan who ar rived from the Tongue river country a short time since that times are quite dull in that quarter, owing to the fact that the govern ment has paid out nothing since last June. The order contracting the size of the reser vation at the new posts was received with great joy by the citizens. The evacuated lands of Keogh were immediately staked by settlers and the work of building is going on rapidly. The settlement around Miles City may now become sulelciently exten sive to create quite a trade. The Yellow stone is vcrF low and doubts are entertain ed as to boats reaching their destination. ALLEN H. WELLS, one of the earliest set tiers of Contederate gulch. returned from a few months' visit to his old home near ceol lumbia, Missouri, this week. During a.he early mining days of our country when no one scarcely was known by his real nnae, but was designated by the section from which he hailed, or some personal exploit, such as b Missouri Pete," "Tennesee," " Wild Cat Smith," " Buffalo Bill," " Liv er-Eating Joe," etc., Mr. Wells obtained the euphonious sobriquet of " Woolly Johnson," which has clung to him to the present time, bnt since he has departed his bachelor ways and is now a happy husband, it is well that nick-names be laid aside. Mrs. Wells will arrive by steamer in mid sutilnler. THE Anaheim Gazette of recent date, in speaking of the beautiful surroundings ot Orangethrope, pays the followipg compli ment to the little daughters of its inmates, Mr. and Mrs. A. McUregor. These inter esting children were born in Diamond and are well known to our people: " Mr. Mc Gregor has two little girls, aged 4 and 6 respectively. The older girl, who is named Jessie, is quite a prodigy. She reads very nicely inMcGuffey's Fourth Reader, pro nouncing correctly and articulating cleat ly and distinctly. Although so young, she reads with much expression, giving words their proper emphasis and inltection. She spells as well as she reads, and has consider able knowledge of geography and arithme tic. She also writes a very fair hand. Bear in mind that this little girl is but six years of age. The younger girl, whose name is Sadie, reads very well in McGuffey's Third Reader, and spells very accurately. This perhaps sounds incredible, but we have heard with our own ears, and seen with our own eyes, and know what we state to be a fact. Neither of these little girls have ever attended a public school, but have received instruction at home. When the tender years and attainments of these youthful scholars are duly considered, no one will err in pronouncing them very extraordinary children." GEO. W. CRANE, of Clancy, arrived at Ins home last Saturday with two fine blooded I brood mares and three fine colts, which he and S. S. Harvey have just imported from the States.' THE mine of the old Everett Green Camp bell Mining Company, near Silver Star, was sold on the 20th of last month to the capital ist, Mr. Selah Chamberlain, of Cleveland, Ohio, who purchases with a view to organ ize a new company and work the mine. TlE Good Templars of Diamond cele brated the tenth anniversary of the organi zation of Diamond Lodge No. 1 on the eve ning of the 17th inst. The opening at8a. m. was made interesting by a number of im promptu addresses, in which sketches of the founding of the lodge, its progress and triumph were given, after which the party gathered around the several tables and spent an hour or two at games. This was followed by singing and dancing. A sump tuous supper was spreaid, to which they all did justice. One of the most interesting features was the music and singing, The songs by the Misses Smith, Miss Mary No lan, Miss Lizzie Walling and Miss Ella Finn, are worthy of especial mention. The affair was confined to the lodge's membership, except a few intimate lady friends, to whom much of the evening's enjoyment is due. The local mention last week of Mr. John Shroder's trouble about placer mines at the head of Beaver creek brings out a long let ter from A. HI. Watson, of Benton gulch, and at his request we publish .that part of it relating to the affair, which he states are facts. He says: I employed a man by the name of John Dye to work on the claim this season, and on April 8th he and I, accompanied by T. A. Blaine, went to prospect and determine where it would be best to open up. I (as is my custom) took my gun along in the hope that I might find some game. The other had a pick and pan, and when we got there I asked Schroader for the loan of a shovel for a little while which he gave. I then asked him where he was at work, and asked him if he was aware that he was upon the patent? He said Schmidt had told hlri he was not. I asked him to come and I would show him the lines of the claim, which he did. He claimed to have his title from Schmidt, and I asked him to show me the papers, and he said they were in his cabin in Ohio gulch. We agreed-that he was to brhjgi]s title to my place the next day or the day following, where I would show him a bill of sale from Schmidt to me, I having bought his interest there to get the required amount of work for the patent, and it we could not agree as to which was the best ti tle, we would go and show all the papers to T. E. Collins, Esq.'and have his opinion on it. Schroader did not come as he promised and I have not seen him since. I did not order him off the claim nor threaten him in any way. DISTRICT COURT. CHIEF JUSTICE D. 8. WADE. April 22.-Court met at 4 o'clock p. m. The following Grand Jurors were duly sworn and charged by the Court: Gilbert Ecker, M. V. B. Green, Henry Whaley, J. T. Moore, J. 0. Hussy, Thomas Nelld, R. A. Johnson, J. M. Tubbs, John Toombs, Frank Powers, P. H. Clark, L. Rotwitt, Geo. Norton, F. J. Keene, Horace Bennett. John Buckingham. Gilbert Ecker was ap pointed Foreman. Annie M. Dyas vs. Stewart Keaton. By agreement of parties ordered th.t said cause be continued. Lucy A. Dunn vs. Frederick P. Dunn. Default of detendant entered. T. E. Collins vs. Nelson Shields, et al. Default of defendant entered. James Hlornbuckle et al. vs. George W. Commons. Detault of defen ant entered. Jas. Hornbuckle et al. vs. Archie McIn tosh. Default of defendant entered. Jas. Hornbuckle et al. vs. D. W. Culber son. Default of detendant entered. April 23.--Johe Meeks vs. M.H. Marshall. Cause heard upon demurrer to complaint. Demurrer withdrawn. Defendant to answer within 30 days from date. Cause continued. William H. Bearcrcft vs. William E. Tier ney et al. Cause heard to court upon de murrer to complaint. Demurrer overruled, defendant to answer April 26, 1878. M. H. Marshal-vs. bamuel Marshall et al. Cause heard to court on demurrer to com plaint. Demurrer overruled. Defendant entered exceptions, defendant to answer' April 26, 1878. Matthew Forden vs. John Lloyd et al. Cause heard on defendant's motion to quash service of summons. Motion sustained, or dered alias summons issued. Timothy E. Collins vs. Nelson Shields et al. Cause tried to the court. Judgment for plaintiff and decree of foreclosure en tered. Mary O'Herron vs. Martin O'Herron. Defendant of defendant entered. Cause tried to the court. Judgment rendered for plaintiff, decree divorce granted. James Hornbuckle et al., vs. George W. Commons. Cause tried to court. Judg ment for plaintiff entered, decree of foreclos ure granted. James Hornbuckle et al. vs. Archie Mc Intosh. Cause tried to the court. Judg ment rendered for plaintiff, decree of fore closure granted. James Hlornbuckle et al. vs. D. W. Cul berson. Cause tried to the court. Judg ment rendered for plaintiff, decree of fore closure granted. In Helena, April 12, to the wile ofE.W. Knight, a son. .In San Francisco, April 8, to the wife of John C. Curtin, of Helena, a son. .. In Helena, April 18, by the Rev. J. D. Hewitt, Mr. William C. Swett to Miss Verna E. Taylor. At the residence of L. B. Sykes, Prickly Pear' Valley, April 7, by Rev. R. S. Clark, Mr. N. 0(. Bryson to Mrs. Mary E' Sykes. In Butte, at the residence of the bride's parents, April 16, by Rev M. N. Gilbert, Mr. J. Ross Clark to Miss Augusta Evans, all of Butte. In Missoula April 8, by T. M. Pomeroy, J. P., Mr. John M. Walsh to Miss Nevada M. Miller. .. 1 3 . .. . In Peer Lodge. April 19, Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, aged 2 years, 11 months and 0 days. In Bozeman, April 16, Guerdon H. Campbell, aged 42 years. At Sheridan April 9, Jessie, youngest daughter of Mrs. J. M. Mcboy, aged abon2 9 years. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMP.an. Partners Wanted. The undersigned desires to take in twOpartne for the purpose of prospecting two or three moutba for placer mines. I think I can find digg rgtn Oi month. I will flrnish a wagon team ao cept gum boots an'4 tobacco. I' wish to e0s , by the 20th of May, and will probaybly ape t weeks prospecting for quartz. weto be u partners in the mines. Address me at Camp B EL or call at ay ranch on Camas creek. J. W. WALTiERS. CENTRAL HOTLr, DIAMOND CITY. JOH1N SMITHI, 1Propr'tor. This Hotel, just opened, is New. CQmplete, and Firest#Ulaes in every respect. The Tables are far nished with the BEST THE COUN.lRT AFFORDS, No pains will be spared calculated to make the weary traveler comfortable Mealnl erved on Short INotiee. The Southern Hotel, MRS. MARY J. NOLAN, rPROPRXITRE6i., bDiamond City, ]ontana. Tables furnished in the good old substantial style, and with 'the best the market affords. No Chinese Cooks. The qulVnary department is presided over by Mrs. Nolan in person. a suicient guaranttto. that every thing is neat and skillfully prepared. 'he Traveling Publio EspeA11ly Invited to aet. TWO DOsLLARS PER DAY. BOARD PlER WEEK................... $6.00 SXINGLF. MiAJs.............. .............. Prickly Pear Hense, H. H. CLARK, Proprietor. This new hotel Isl situated upon the eosetrna road. six and a half miles from Ielens. It l' weli kept, and capuble of accommodatixg the travelang public in the most approved manne*. NEW BLACKSMITH s H.iOP. The undersigned begs leave to announce that be has opened busines as his ranch Near the W abi Sulphur spria(g, Where he will be pleased to serve those wishing work done. Every deecription of black.miththig dote in good stte ant warranted. A. KE.T.