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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
Annie M. Dyas vs. Stewart Keaton. By
agreement of parties ordered th.t said cause
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
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
James Hornbuckle et al. vs. Archie Mc
Intosh. Cause tried to the court. Judg
ment rendered for plaintiff, decree of fore
James Hlornbuckle et al. vs. D. W. Cul
berson. Cause tried to the court. Judg
ment rendered for plaintiff, decree of fore
In Helena, April 12, to the wile ofE.W. Knight,
.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.
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.
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,
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.
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