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- ----- DIAMOND CITY LODGE No. 7, A. F. and A. M. Stated Communications held attheir Hall, in Diamond City, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. H. H. BARNES, WV. M. G. A..HAMPTO., Secretary. 01 RELIGIOUS. I will hold services at the following places dur inj this conference year: 1st Sabbath, Deep creek, morning and evening. 'j S Radersurg, edord, ee. 8d " St. I)ouis, Bedford, eve. 4th " Duck creek, " Diamond IHours for services-l o'clok, a. m., and 7 p. m. t .A pointments will not be changes during this con- a fercnce year. R. M. CRAVEN, Centerville, Meagher Co. Montana. THE boldest lad is to kiss the merry May I Queen. MR. AND MRS. H. J. RAMSPECK were on a visit to Helena the past week. TIE funeral of Mrs. Carrie E. Stone at Canyon Ferry was largely attended. FRED DEANZER, stock-grower of Smith river, is visiting in Diamond with his fam ily. QUITE a number of substantial men are going to the Musselshell this summer to build homes.' DANIEL, DEWEY, of the firm of Gray, Dewey, Gould & Co., made us a pleasant call the past week. L. D. BURT intends erecting a nice resi dence on his sheep ranch, and is already en gaged in preparing the material. SAMUEL ALLIBAUGH, under sheriff, has re signed, and will commence his mining op erations at Thompson gulch soon. JUDGE MURRAY, for a number of years a citizen of Diamond, leaves thin week to seek a new home on the Musselshell. J. G. LEwIs passed through town this week for the Gallatin, accompanied by Mrs. J. T. Moore and Mrs. Penwell and family. the gr( JAs. KING arrived from Chicago by Mon- the day's coach. He will have his mining op- Ks erations ready by the time the water comes. cei ED. BRASSEY, of the Diamond City hotel, a started to New York gulch Tuesday. He will bring up a number ot young ladies for rep the May Party. sp A.s---z.. ,--iz' manufacturer of har- lni ness, saddles, etc., and dealer in bideS, fis tri and wool, also keeps a full supply of wool an sacks and twine. See advertisement, th S1. O. PaROCTOR, who has been down to J. R. Marks' ranch looking after the interests fa of the new dairy, returned to the White Sul- er phur Springs Tuesday last. tr S. M. FLEMING, of Willet, Pa., G. McFar- T land and E. T. Forbs, of Sedalia, Missouri, were passengers on Monday's coach. The ri latter named were en route for the White Sulphur Springs. THE steamer Red Cloud, one of the most ri commodious and handsomely turnished pas senger steamers on the upper river, will ar- ti rive at Benton from St. Louis between the 5th and 10th of May. MONDAY's coach brought over three pil- d grims, the advance of the coming immigra- N tion. They were stout, able-bodied men and seemed to be chock full of days' work. We are pleased to welcome them to a home in our midst. EXTENSIVE preparations are being made to make the May Party on the 2d an enjoy- I able affair. Reports are rife that there is to be a large number of ladies from abroad in attendance. Missouri valley, Lower Eldo- 1 rado bar, Jimtown, Helena and White Sul phur Springs are to be represented. Lots of fun is anticipated. S. C. AsuhB, of Helena, agent for the Ba ker line of steamers, informs us that he has instructions to make contracts for shipping wool down the river at very low figure7. Our wool-growers will do well to consult him on freight matters. HENRY GOODALE, of the firm of Bennett & Goodale, of Smith river, importers and breeders of thoroughbred sheep.. started last week for the states for a hundred head of Merino rams for this market. lie buys of the best breeders in southern Wiscolsin. men of long estitilished reputations, and gets nothing but straight stock such as ihe can warrant to be as represented. G. A. KELLOGG returned to Helena a few days since. L. D. BuRT made a flying visit to Helena ne this week. nt COL. ILGEs and Lieut. Loder have been - on a trip to Felcunathe past week. ul A. BRUCKETT'S family, who have been b spending the winter in Helena, return to bi Thompson gulch this week. " AFTER man canle woman," says a con temporary in an article on woman's rights, t and we believe she got him. TIIE traveling public are referred to the Kennedy House, Missoula, for good accom modations. See advertisement. JUDGE GADDIS, of Camp Baker, has gone 3 east to purchase goods. Mrs. Gaddis, now visiting in the states, will accompany him home. CH ARLES ANCENEY, breeder of thorough bred shorthorn cattle, advertises two A, 1 bulls for sale ; also, a span of fine carriage horses. THE well known firm of Greenhood, Bohm & Co. advertise in our local column. This house does a thriving business and de serves it. J. W. WALTERS proposes to furnish a team and tools, and wants two men to help 1- him prospect during the coming summer. n- This is a good opportunity for a couple of men who wish to try their fortunes in the e- mines. For particulars see advertisement. A, M. HOLTER & BRO., dealers in Imarm ware, lumber, shingles, etc., Helena, Mon tana, advertises in an other column. These th gentlemen have long served the public in nu this capacity, are energetic business men, sil and well deserving of a liberal patronage. th THE handsomest thing we have seen in l the way of a photograph was that of a ea group of children-three girls and a boy- di the family of Isaac Marks, of Georgetown, Ky., brother of L, Marks, of this place, re ceived by the latter last. mail. It surpasses a chromo. G. A. HAMiPTON and Harvey Means have recently located a large white sulphur a spring on IRock creek, about fifteen 4miles 6 north of Diamond City. The spring is on t s Tne pruop aIXm route yr tti nvnw T ntmr .coa d, 1 and in the midst of the best hunting and 1 fishing region known in Montana. t (YE WOULD direct the attention of our s farmers to the advertisement of T. C. Pow - er & Co., elsewhere in this issue. This is 1 the olaest firm in this line of business in the 1 territory, and the most extensive dealers. They have served the public long and well. i and enjoy their full confidence, which they e richly deserve. Those wishing any article .e in their line willdo well to give them a call. B. R. SHERMAN, of Smith river, who ar st rived from the Black Hills a short time since, made us a call this week. He reports r- times lively in that country-quartz mining re is brisk and farming good. He disposed of his herd at good figures, and will perhaps il- drive another this fall. He came through a- via Powder river, Keogh and Musselshell. mn THE attention of wool-growers is called k. to the card of Gray, Dewey, Gould & Co., ne wool commission merchants of Boston. suc cessors to Harding, Gray. Dewey & Co. de The last named firm has done an extensive ýy- business for Montana wool men and are to well acquainted, and there is no doubt the in new firm will give equally as good satisfac lo- tion. ul- GEN. BRISBIN, in a recent order, expresses pts his thanks to Lieut. Loder for the energy, efficiency and gallantry displayed in his late 3a- battle with the Indians. He also makes has especial mention of Sergeant Allen Cecil, ing Co. K, 3d' infantry, and privates Winm. Evans, 'eQ. Co. D, and Arthur L. Haight, Co. E, 7th cult infantry, for the intelligence and activity displayed during the engagement. nett W. II. SUTHERLIN, having returned from rind Missoula, leaves this week for Benton, to 'tel interview the people at the head of naviga ead lion in behalf ot the HUSBANDMAN, and to nys urge upon them the importance of immedi sin. ate action and cheertul co-operation with and the people of Meagher county in the open hel ing of the Camp Baker and Benton wagon road. THE Colorado Rural Life is the title of a sea new agricultural journal just issued in Den- cia ver, Colorado. The publishers modestly'an- avi nounce that it is a business enterprise, and ani not issued vwith a view to editors' usual pay no -glory. We congratulate its editors ha upon their new departure, and trust they idl may find it both pleasant and profitable, if but have grave doubts. The new journal an is neatly gotten up and full of interest. th TIE April number of the American Young Folks, published at Topeka, Kansas, comes a to us full of the very best reading matter u for :ur boys and girls. It is a paper parents tc need not hesitate to place in the hands of t children. It is finely illustrated and com bines all the requisites for a first-class s youth's paper. It is sent one year for 50 tI cents. The publisher offers to send a sam- d ple copy free for examination. TO TIE VOTERS OF MEAGHER COUNTY. We, the undersigned voters and tax pay- v ers of Meagher coup ty, who are opposed to s the removal of the county seat to the White Sulphur Springs, mutually obligate and firmly bind ourselves to furnish the county a suitable room, known as the Masonic hall, L. for holding terms of the district court in - Diamond City forfive years next succeeding special election to be held May 5th, 1879, a provided the county seat shall not be re moved, and the aforesaid room is not con sumed by fire or destroyed by floods: SW. F. Hanse, Jas. Hloribuckle. Leopold Marks, Donald McLean, se Ed. Brassey, Court Sheriff, Sam'l. Marshall, L. Rotwitt, Joe Woodward, Gilbert Ecker. MONDAY next will settle the question of the removal of the county seat until the - next general election. It is a plain propo sition and resolves itself down to this: Is thi there a spark of progression left in the peo ple ot Meagher county, or will they be tin lulled to sleep by the syren song of "well ste enough" and wait, Micawber-like; another wi decade for something to turn up? Every be citizen of the county desires to see the coun- or ty seat located in some place where a lively, le; thriving town will spring up. This can no longer be hoped for in Diamond, for Dia mond has been dying by inches for years and still continues to grow worse. The Springs are coming to the front. Two stores there do more business than three in Dia --ond, and travel is rapidly on the increase. I Will we take tium by th, foratop and move the county seat there and lay the founda tion for a commercial center, or will we wait two more years before we take the im s portant step ? Meagher county is too large, possessed of too many resources, too much wealth, to be allowed to pay tribute to her sister counties, out it will continue to do so unless we awake from our lethargy and e make an effort to retain the trade in our midst. To do this let us add to the nucle us now started at the Sprmings, the county t county seat-it is the proper place for it, - e and has superior advantages for making a s town over any other point in the county. g Now the only question is, has the time ar >f rived to make the change ? We think it has. s To wait two years more would be a useless h procrastination. The arguments urged r that the move would run the county in debt, d or that the county should be divided htave been clearly refuted in these columns. We c- believe the voters of Meagher county have o. too much intelligence, too much good ve judgment to allow their votes to be the en re tering wedge to sunder the county or so ne many stumbling blocks in the way of pros .e- perity and progression. The matter has apparently gone by de tault by the friends of the measure. Those eS personally interested and who would be ben y' efitted by the move, manifest a total indif Ite ference. It is a move in the interest of the es people and the county, but unless sorme il, pains are taken to place it in a true light be s' fore the masses it is not likely to carry. The th merits of the case should carry it before any ity people on earth; but however meritorious such a move to win must be agitated. We an are sorry to see such indliference on such to an important matter. The day will yet ;a- come when the people of the Springs will to regret their ination now, and the peoplle of di- the Missouri valley their short-sightedness, ith for with the military post on the Mussel en- shell, Martinsdale may claim prestige over on any other point in the county, and in less than two years make effort for the county seat, with a population sufficient to back its claims. The people of the county boldly avow that they have no interest in Diamond and do not care to build .it up. Then why not settle upon the Springs, a place which has resources that is pushing it ahead rap idly. Let every man study the question as if the destiny of nations depended upon it, and go to the polls and vote accordingly to the dictates of his better judgment. EVERY person who has a library of even a dozen volumes is sure to have some books, valuable perhaps, which have served their use with him, and which he would be glad to exchange for others. To meet such wants Is one object of the American Book Exchange, 55 Beekman street, N. Y. They gather together such siftings from thou sands of libraries, and each cont ibutor I then draws what he wants or cash, if he does not want books. Catalogue No. 70, of an extensive collection of books in every de partment of literature, all offered to the highest bidder, for cash, or for books on a cash basis, will be ready April 15th, and will be senton application for a three cent stamp. e CHEW Jackson's best sweet navy tobacco. B BO I N. n April 25, on Camas creek, to the wife of P. D. Kinvon, a son. B, HYDRAULIC HOSE, RUB1R AND OIL e- CLOTHING AT REDUCED PRICES. We have a large line of Cotton Duek and hand-sewed Hydrauli Hose of the 'very best quality, which we sell at greatly reduced priees, and owing to arrangements with railroads and ex press companies we are daily in re* ceipt of the latest styles of Clothing ane Gents' Furnishing Goods. of GREENHOOD, ROHM & CO. ;he - -- Wheanted. I want to get two good men to prospect with me Is this summer. I will furnish grub. team and every eo thing necessary. Wish to spend three months prospecting for quartz and the remainder of the be time for placer mines. I advertised last ear, but failed to et men until it was too late. I wish to tel start by une lst It will not cost any one who her wishes to try his luck anything but his time. Wil prospect in the vicinity of Smib river valley the ry best field now open. Address me at Diamond 3ity, or call on me at my ranch on Camas creek, sil miles from Stephens Bros. store Smith river vai ly, iy 189-24-5. JAMES W. WALTERS. no May 1, 1879-24-5. Dia- WANTED ears 2'o purchase about 20Ohead of stock Cattle. Tear ling heifers preferred. AddresPTRCHASER, ores . Camp Baker, Montana Ores nril . 1879. tf. 1ATSY DAY PART'Y. To be given under the auspices of the DIAVIOND CITY HOTEL On the Evening of May 2s Music will be furnished by HEWINS & YAEGER'S STRING BAND. TICKETS-.-Including Supper, $4. Stage fare East and West, half price. No pains will be spared to make this the grandest affair of the season. ED. BRASSEY. GEORGE P. REEVE , Watchmaker. EAST SIDE OF MAIN STREET, HEL5WV.. Watch and Chronometer making and repairing *t all its most ditficult parts, a specialty. ENGRAVINE Executed in the best style. Gold and silver work made to order. 83 T GEO. P RERVIE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL. IEILENA, MONTANA. Unexcelled cuisine, unobtrusive provision for` tOb gratillcation of its patrons, convenient, spasciou e and airy rooms, and kept scrupulously clean, are some of the chieof characteristics of this justly pr ular hotel. e RINDA & SKLOWER, Props. "' 28-ly TWM. STIPE, Cltrk. e J. L. BELCHER, 1M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. C CENTERVILLE, MONTANA. h Always at home except when on professiohal diTh et ty. Calls promptly attended to in this ai.d adjoinl of fI.HEcEP DIXP. R Good, heavy-bodied tobacco, mixed with sub l- phur, spelially prepared for curlnrs scab.oit shi. packed in boxos, iof any amount desired, forW1t1is per hundred pounds; shipping rates to Benton, i., ,s per hundred pouuunds. . P ty 16-tf 14 Commercial St., St. Louis, Mo.