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The residence and stables of Alexandria King, of Pittsburg, Pa., were destroyed April 24 by fire. A number of fine horses perished. Loss, $75,000. Stranahan's block, Union City, Pa., was destroyed by fire on the 24th ult. Loss, $00,000. A large part of the village of Coscob, Conn., where Edwin Booth resided, was burned on tlhe 24th ult. A Portland dispatch says: In the U. S. Circuit court on the 24th nult., Kat-Koo, a Sitla lndlian, was sentenced to be hanged on May 5th for the murder of Thos. J. Brown, ot Sitka. 0 Chas. 1i. Hartwell, eonductor of the Old Colony railroad, charged with manslaugh ter in causing tlh. accident at Woolaston, has been found guilty. A New York dispatch of April 2lth says : Albert C. Deffarge, druggist, this morning fitally poisoned his son aged 4 years and himself. A younger child will recover. Jealousy of his wife is attributed as the cause. A large meeting was held in Faneuiel hall, Boston, on April 24th to provide relief for the Kansas immigrants, Governor Tal I)ot presiding. In the U. S. District court, Edward Ber trand, on trial for the killing of Captain Killmnan, of the bark Masonic at Manilla, was found not guilty, the evidence showing t;hat it was done in self-defense. A disastrous hurricane visited the Friend ly Islands on the Sth of March. The Army bill passed the Senate by 41 to 20-a strict nartv vote. Henry Smith, colored night watchman at the mint has been arrested, changed with stealing $10,000 ot gold bullion; $6,000 worth ot gold ingots were found buried in the prisoner's garden and $1,000 in coin, on the premises. A dispatch from Victoria, dated April 24, says: Parliament has just risen. The dis eussion, which was long and exciting, was concluded with closed doors. It has trans pired that a stringent resolution was passed and directed to be cabled to London the same night. It demands that failing in the fultilmeett of treaty obligations, that the province shall be allowed to secede on May 1st. The action of the house seems to mleet with the popular endorsement. Mrs. A. N. Sterling, whose husband is now in Arizona, was probably fatally stab bed by a man named Wm. O. Smith, whom she had formerly raised from the position of a tramp to that of foreman of her farm in Summerfield, Ill. *It is stated that au inti Inacy had sprung up between them, but finally they quarreled, when she came here, he following her. Gray, who attempted to shoot Booth in Chicago, was known as a quiet young man, stage-struck and somewhat erratic, claiming to come of a family of actors. He has been heard to remark that his "MFather is alivebut will not own him, and that he would get even with him yet, d-n him !" One of his triends thinks he believes Booth is his fa ther, but does not regard him as responsi ble for his acts. Six thousand Chinamen are now employ ed in the construction of the Southern Pa cific railroad of California, which is being pushed forward at the rate of three miles a day. The track is laid to Maricopa. The Senate has confirmed Edwin W. leigtley, of Michigan, as Thurd Auditor of the Treasury, and W. W. Goldsboro, of Bal timore, as United States Consul at Amoy, New York' has organized a colony aid so ciety to assist fanilies and workingmen to homes in the great West. The funeral of General Dix took place at Trinity church April 24th, and:.was largely attended by distinguished citizens. A Port Townsend dispatch says: Tihe ship Otago reports that a few days ago, in latitude 42:14 north, longitude 129:30 west, she sighted a schooner water-logged and disniasted. One man, a Portugese, named Victorine Roper, was found on board lashed to the wreck, alive but insensible. On re covery he stated that the schooner left San Francisco about a month ago, bound north on a trading voyage. When six days out the vessel was thrown on her beanm ends and partly filled with water, and 'did - not right until the masts gave way. Of the eleven persons on board five were drowned tihefar.castle... The captain Was swept from the deck and lost. The mate and re mainder of the crew lashed themselves on the top-gallant-forecastle, where one by one they died, the last one expiring on the day that Roper was rescued. Roper's mind is unsettled on account of the suffering he has passed through. He cannot give the names of the vessel or captain, but from the de scription she is believed to have been the E. J. McKinnon, O'Brien master, which left San Francisco on March 20th on a trad ing voyage northward. A tributary of the I)rave overflowed its banks and destroyed many houses at Szeg elvar. The inhabitants pierced the dams to permit the water to flow ofl, and hope to es cape the fearful disaster that threatens them. A Yakima dispatch says: Sheriff Thorp arrested three Indians for complicity in the murder of the Perkins family and who fired upon other citizens last July. The prison ers were given up by their chief on the first of April, and they were kept by the sheriff for several days before he left for Yakima City, April 18. Three Indians made their appearance in Thorpe's camp and a hand to engagement took place, i1 which one In dian was killed and another fell and was not seen again. Rosell, one of the sheriff's party was shot in three places. The In dians then left. Thorpe's horses were driv en off, and the prisoners are now being pur sued. It is not likely this will lead to any general trouble, as it was participated in on ly by the relatives of the prisoners. If the horses and the prisoners are returned in a few days everything will be right, and if not returned trouble will ensue. A San Francisco dispatch of 25th, says: Paul Rieger, a Front street merchant, was found murdered and robbed near Olema, Marin county, this morning. He went there on Saturday on a fishing excursion. 'The murderer is supposed to be a convict recent ly escaped from the penitentiary. It is stated that the young man who at tempted to assassinate Edwin Booth will not be prosecuted. A late dispatch from Milwaukee says, it is probable that Alexander Cohen, instead of suiciding, has left the city to avoid pun ishment for a series of:'forgeries extending over three years' time. Algut $12,000 of forgerles have -already~ Ieeoi discovered, mostly from insuraun~es cbmpanies. Specu lation is assig.netd asthle cause. A Whitehall, (N.Y.), dispatch of April 2S, says Charles Sweet, a deaf mute; recent ly separated from hus wife, met her this evening in a bagnio and shot her three times. killing her, and then killedhimselfi The Treasury Departmentstates that the sale of refunding certificates is rapidly in creasing. The department expresses much surprise that postmasters in the leading cit ielsoo not show morc-s., y. CYCLOPEDIA OF LITERATURE. A list of the celebrated authors whose lives and writings are represented in voume 3 of the new Acme edition of Chamber's Cy clopaedin of English Literature, just received,. is certainly very attractive to any person. of fine literary taste. Fox, Penn, BAxter, Bunyan, Locke, Newton, Browne, Hale, Walton, Dryden, Temple, Evelyn, Pepys, Butler, Addison, Swift, Pope, Ramsay, Cib ber, Steele, Berkeley, Defoe, and Boling broke, are a few of the brilliant stars which brighten the 416 pages. "It will bring glad ness to many a scholar's heart," says the Times, of Philadelphia, "to find that this truly admirable work has been brought within the range of shallow pock etl." Eight such volunmes, 'beautifully printed, and elegantly bound in cloth, for only $2.50, or by the single volume for 43 cents, post paid, is certainly a marvel of cheapness, and should establish an enviable reputation for the publishers, if it cannot make their for tune. Already they report a sale of nearly 60,000 volumes. It ought to be in every li brary and home in the land. Specimen pages and full particulars as to various styles of binding, terms to clubs, etc., will be sent free on request by the publishers, the AmericanBook Exchange, 55 Beekman street, New York. The work is sold only to subscribers direct, and the present won derfully low rates are offered only to early purchasers. Volumes of the work can be seen at the office of this paper, and - those who desire may add their names to a eluh soon.. to be forwarded... At the old place, 169 CONGRESS ST., BOSTON. Wool Commission Merchants. Refer to most of the leading wool growers of the ] Territory. Make cash advances through any bankersor by direct remittance. Answer all let ters promptly. 24-2m. d Lumber, Lath and Shingles, DOORS, SASII AND BLINDS, Builders' and Cabinet HARDWARE. Glazed Sash shipped to all parts of the territory. AGENTS FOR THILE LEFFEL WHEEL AND MACHINERY6 A. M. HOLTER & BRO. Helena, Montana, Mlay 1, 1879.-24-4-6m. BULLS FOIR SALE. Being desirous of making a change of stock, I offer for sale two No. 1 thoroughbred Bulls; Aso, one span of fine carriage horses. CHARLES ANCENEY, Hamilton, Gallatin Co., Montana. KIENNEDY HOUSE. MISSOULA, - - MONTANA. This house is complete in every department, and no puns are spared to make it first-class in every respect. WV. KENNEDY; Proprietor. A. J. DAVIDSON, Manufacturer of and dealer in SHarness, Saddles, &c. t I Wool acks, Twine, and Sheep SheaTs. S Cash for Hines, Furs and Wool. Helena. May 1, 18'7!4-4- tf. To Sheepinen. Oi or about May 15th we will receive a large lot of WOOL SACHS AND TWINE, Which we will offer at low figures. Before laying in your supplies it would be well to call on AUERBACH, WELLS & CO., 22-tf Helena, Montana. AMERICAN MERINO SHEEP. .7 ie . J. SELL & 'RQ$ I.uýugJ A ell] 7 Breeders of and Dealers in Thoroughbred Sheep of the purest and most desirable strains, Brighton, Illis. Correspondence solicited. Orders for stock willtreceive our prompt attention Sheep deliver ed at the terminus of the Utah & Northern railroad at from $14 to &20 per head. 23-tf. MRS. M. A. ECKART, PZ-IOTOGRAPLI ARTIST ,., MAIN STREET, HELENA. n-Call and get your picture taken. 16. T.IS NEW EILASTIC TRUSS Ha a Pad 4ieI from all othme, I cup-shape, wltt 5.l.Adjustlng Hall I In ceter, adapts itael to all posittons TRSS th body, while the8 In the tftlllhillk ® w L With presoure the Hernia is held sec.urely daycd night Mn a radical cure ecr tnin. 1 is easy, durable and cheap. Seat b mail. Circula - r". Eggleston Truss Co., 6hioago, III., NOTfICE TO MINERS. United States Land Office Helena, Montana, April 22, 1879. Dreschricht Metzelder, whose post ollice address is White Sulphur Sprumgs, Meagher Co., Montana, has this day filed his application to enter as agri cultural land, under the laws, the northwest quar ter of the southwest quarter, the south half of the southwest quarter of section 14, and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section No. 2$, in township No. 9 north, range No. 6 east, which land is suspended from entry. Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be had at this office on the 3d day. of June A. D., 1]79, at 10 o'clock a. m., to determineiu as to the mineral or non-mineral character of said land, and testimony to be used upon said- hearing will be takenu before T. E, Collins, County Clerk of Meagh ercounty, Montana, at Diamond City, Mlontana, on the 31st day of May, A, D. D. 1879. at 10 o'clock a.. m. It is alleged there are no known miners, nor mining improvements upon said land. 24 J. iH. MOE, Register. HEARI DIG RESTORED. Particulars free. Very:.,a Harper, Madison, Ind.. 1879. BAKER LINE 1879. STEAMERS will ply regularly between Benton and BismarCk during the boating season, offering to passengers and shippers Unprecedented Facilities for Comfort and Dispatch. in traveling and transportation. For freight or passage apply to I. G. Baker & Co.q Ft. Benton, Montana. I. G. Baker & Co., 219 Olive St., St. Louis, Me. S. C. Ashby, Helena\ Montana: H. J. King, Biemarok, Dakota. March 20-18-3m. JOIIN STEINM LETZ, MANUFACTURING JEWELER,. DIAMOND SETTER AND SILVERSMITH. Formerly with GILES BROS. & CO., Chicago. Manufactures to order CHlAINIS, CHARMS, LADIES' SETS, SLEEVE BUTTONS: Diamond Setting a Specialty. MASONIC JEWELS and BADGES Gold and Silver Cane Heads, TOBACCO BOXBS: Quartz Specimens" Cat into any Desiried Shape. A large assortment of ,Mntana andldaho Topaz, Cut Quartz Amethyst, Etc., Suitable for Sleeve Buttons, Ladies' Sets, etc., constantlyqgp hand. All Work Warranted. Room 7, Pa*ehen Blocka Helena,]g. :W. 15-4-1yv. Poindoxtr & . r8 taki i THE IMP. PERO. ERON-NORMAN STALLION.. ENOCH ARDEN.. Dark dapple gray, 161-2 hands high; weighbt '. 1,800 pounds. Was foaled in 1874 and Impoet.ed. from France ,in July, 1878 by M. W. Dunham, of Wayne, Du Page'county] Ill. He has greatmue cular development, is clean-limbed. and-of flnew action. Will sandat $40-theseason. - THE ENGLISH COACH BIORSE" YOUNG CIIHA1PION. Is a beautiful dark bay, with heavy mane and tail, yearos; o >.c... Jd ue; U8 t-_ htandc h[Eh; weighs 1,500 pounds; a horse of superior style and action. PEDIGRE..-Young Champion was bred In Can ada. His sire and dam were both imported from England. He was by the imported horse, Comet; his dam by Itoyal George, she by Warner, she by Rattler, she by Tippo, by imp. Messenger. Will serve mares at4$0 the season. ALSO, TIlE'WELL KNOWN HORES(° Imported from Canada in 1872, and is acknowi- - edged by stock men to be one' of the best general' purpose horses ever brought to the territory. Dark bay; black legs; heavy mane and tail.. Will stind at $20 the season. ALSO, THE DRAFT ST.iLt!ON, 04A 1A P I ON . Seventeen hands high; weighs 1,750 pounds; chestnut sorrel; has procured some of the linest draft horses in Montana. Will serve mares at $15 the season. The above named horses will stand at our ranch on Bl.acktail Deer creek, Beaverhead county, Mon tana, the enbuing season, Good pasturuge will be furnished free ot charge, and every precaution taken-taken against accidents, but we will not be responsible for any that may occur. Mares not proving in foal can be returned next season. All.. charges payable at time of taking mares away.. FOR SALE.. Two Kentucky Jacks. Two A I Jennys, Thirty two-year-old'and thirty three-year.oldl mules. Six young stallions, two years old. Also, geld ings and mares;, Will bt sold to suit the times. Address, POINlDEXTER & OUR , . April 3, 1879-20-3m. Watson, Montana.