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DIAMOND CITY LODGE No. 7, A. F. and A.NM. Stated Communications held attheir Hall, in Diamond City, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Sojourning brothers are cordially invited to attend. H1. H. BARNES, W. M. G. A. HAxPTON, Secretary. RELIGIOUS. I will hold services at the following places dur ing this conference year: 1st Sabbath, Deep creek, morning and evening. '2d ' Radersburg, ' " 3d " St Louis, '" Bedford, eve. 4th " Duck creek, " Beaver cr'k " Hours for services-11 o'clok, a. m., and 7 p. m. Appointments will not be changed during this con ference year. R. M. CRAVEN, Centerville, Meagher Co. Montana. THE blackleg seems to be abating. L.MARKS leaves for Hele1na to-day. JOHN KELLEY and Mrs. Stairing, of White's gulch, were in town this week. SEVERAL ot the old settlers of the Mus selshel are talking of moving their herds to Flat Willow. HAVING located his family comfortably in Helena, A. McGregor returned Tuesday to his Musselshell ranch. THE round-up on the Musselshell, now in progress, is composed of a larger mem bership than ever before. THERE are no less than a dozen ponies now in training for the races at White Sul phur Springs, Friday, October 10. MR. AND MRs. G. A. HAMPToN, and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Winters started out Monday last on a hunting and fishing excursion. SEIBEN BROS., of lower Smith river, have recently added 5,000 sheep to their flock. I'he recent purchase was driven this season from Red Bluffs, California. A PERSON returning from the new mines, reports that he saw one man clean up $9.00 as the result of one day's work. We failed to learn the name of the man. A PARTY from White Sulphur Springs will look out the proposed road from that place to Centerville, by way of Cook's ranch and Norton & Sterling's mill, this week. WE acknowledge the receipt of an invi tation to attend the ball to be given at Fort Logan, Friday evening next, but a tempo rary change in our office force we fear will prevent our accepting it. WE ARE indebted to J. W. Walters, of Camas creek, Smith river valley, tor a fine lot of vegetables of good quality. There were three varieties of onions-two from the seed and one from setts-Hubbard and summer squash, three varieties of potatoes, beans, caulliflower, rootabagas, turnips, cabbage,. parsnips, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn, all of which are of ex cellent quality, and demonstrates beyond a doubt that vegetables can be grown success fully on Smith river valley. Mr. Walters has a large garden, and having recently met with the misfortune of having his house burned, has put the price down low, being determined to undersell all competitors. He respectfully invites the people of S.nith river to examine his vegetables and learn his prices before purchasing elsewhere. THE members of Co. K., 3d infantry an nounce a grand, ball at Fort Logan, on Fri day, September 26. A cordial invitation is extended to the public generally. ,Tickets, including supper, $2.00. Gentlemen accom panied by ladies, free. This inducement should secure a large attendance of ladies. "' The boys in blue" are noted for their hos pitality, and the balls given under their auspices are generally brilliant in the ex treme. Those who would have a merry time should be on hand Friday night next. For further particulars see advertisement in another column. DETERMINED not to be out-stripped by the rest of Montana, the Spencer Bros., of White Sulphur Springs, offer a pony purse which equals tihe average given for such races by any fair association; and as Meagher county is decidedly a stock county, and gives little attention to flyers, a purse for the fleetest cow pony is in good taste. In addition to this tthey propose a grand opening of the carnival season with a ball, with Profs. Hewins and Yeager, Montana's favorite musicians, to furnish solae-stirring strains to tempt the reluctant and watt them away and away in the mystic mazes of the giddy dance. Don'tforget the event.. T. E. COLLINS, having accomplished the object of his visit to Benton, returned Frl day last. HARVESTING, except in a few isolated cases, is now over, and threshing is progres sing rapidly. ONE of our young Nimrods finds excllent gunning up the valley. Those birds, how ever, do not fly. Jos. HIORSKY, of the Hay Market Stables, Helena, is a good feed and livery man, and attends to business carefully. REMEMBER the races at White Sulphur Springs are to come off Friday, October 10, and there is to be.a ball on Friday evening. A brilliant affair is anticipated. HORSE-GROWERS and farmers should not forget the auction sale of Percheron-Nor man horses advertised by Jas. Mauldin, to come offat Helena next week. WE acknowledge ourselves indebted to the Montana Agricultural, Mineral & Me chanical association for a family season tick et. Our reporter will be on hand. PERSONS wishing to buy tomatoes can get them at four cents per pound, by call ing at John G. Pickering's ranch, on Duck creek. He has a large quantity of them. LN ouv issue of August 28, a cure for spavin was credited to J. B. Smith, Boulder' valley. It should have read Ruby valley. Mr. Smith is an experienced veterinarian, and his remedy is worth preserving. THE attention of those visiting the fair next week is respectfully invited to the ad vertisement of Smiley & Barnes, of the Farmers' Feed & Livery Stables, Helena, Montana. These gentlemen are obliging and attentive to their business, and take good care of stock left in their charge. THE differences between Meagher and Choteau counties, in regard to the assess ment of stock, we are glad to learn, have been amicably settled, and the people of these two great local sub-divisions of terri tory will continue to dwell together in peace and harmony. THE trustees of White Sulphur Springs school district have, we believe, about de cided to order patent seats and desks for the new school-house now in course of ere' tion. The building will also be furnished with all modern charts and aparatus now in use in our standard schools. J, J. DONNELLY, County Clerk and Pro bate Judge of Choteau county, intends sur veying the line between Choteau and Meagher counties, and will commence the work about the 15th of October. He will also survey and locate the new wagon road from Benton to Fort Logan about the same time. SOME of the citizens of Smith river advoa cate a law preventing fishing for the mar kets from the trout streams in Meagher county. They hold that the continual fish ing by persons who ship thousands of pounds to market will destroy the source of supply, and that in a few years there will be no fish for the citizens, and nothing to attract sportsmen into our midst. THE suit instituted by Mr. T. O. Miles against Beecher & Co., owners of the dis eased sheep, was compromised by Mr. Beecher paying the costs and a portion of the expense which Mr. Miles must incur in kee ing his flocks remote from the pasture ground upon which the diseased sheep were allowed to remain for some days. -Miner. THE trail by the head of Sheep creek to the new mines is nearest, but the moun tain is rough and precipitous, and when snow falls it will have to be abandoned for the one via Copperopolls to the Judith ba sin. This trail is broad and lies over a country that can be traversed in mid win ter. J. C. KERLEY, late of Lhe Helena Tnde pendent, is now in Meagher county looking out a location for a sheep ranch. He has been prospecting the country between Bea ver fiat and lower Smith river and will prob ably locate on Hound creek. He will em bark in the sheep business this fall with about 2,000 head. We are pleased to wel come Mr. Kerley into the ranks of husband ry, and to a home in Meagher county. A LARGE party of Bozemanites returned to the new mines last week. REV. R. M. CRAVEN will preach at Duck creek on the 4th Sunday, as usual. W. F. HAASE, who has been in Helena some days, returned Tuesday. Wiu. LEONHARDI, stock-grower of the Missouri valley, was in town last week. SHARP & KANOUSE have commenced de livering grain at Fort Logan, on contract. AN installment of furniture for the new hotel at White Sulphur Springs, arrived last week. R. M. HANSON is geting out timber for the erection of a meat market and dwelling at White Sulphur Springs. THE dispatches relating to the reception of Gen. Grant at San Francisco are too vo luminous, and in consequence are emitted. THE indications are that the Judith mines will develop into a permanent camp. Sev eral houses have been erected, and exten sive arrangements for testing the mines are being made. IN addition to its daily edition, the Fron tier Index'has entered upon the publication of a weekly. This is better adapted to the wants of those who live off the line of daily mail, and will we trust share a liberal pa tronage. WE learn from the Madisonian that a new paper will be started at Sheridan about the first of December. This looks like crowd ing things a little, but Madison county once supported two papers handsomely and is in better condition to-day than then, and we hope the people are no less patriotic. J. A. GOODHUE, representative of the re nowned Geneva nursery, of New York, has met with excellent success ip Montana. A letter from the firm he represents assures us that he is a gentleman of integrity, is their regular authorized agent and designs building up a prominent business in Mon tana. See card in this issue. MoNDAY, Will Sutherlin was making his rounds in the East Gallatin settlement. Af ter passing through a pair of bars he lett hisiberse standing while he put up the bars and the horse taking advantage of the occa sion started off with the blck-board to which it was hitched, and after scattering things promiscuously around the ranch, wound up with one wheel broken into smithers. Will made enough out of the pieces and other things to bring the wagon to town where he had damages repaired and again sallied forth, with great zeal for cash subscribers, a wiser, if not a better man.- Courier. Godey's Lady's Book for October will be received with pleasure by its subscribers, being an unusually beautiful number of this ever popular magazine. The steel plate, by Darley, represents a merry-mak ing at tLe time-honored festival of All-Hal lowe'en. The autumn fashions are shown in a mammoth colored steel plate, and nu merous pages of additional illustrations, which have full descriptions in the fashion department. Godey's fashions have been unsurpassed for nearly half a century. The literary matter is of the best, comprising the continuation of "The Rosebud Garden of Girls, which increases in interest with ev ery number; the conclusion of "A Gentle Belle," one of the best novels of the day; and short stories and poems by popular au thors, The usual pages of music, amuse ment, household matter, architecture, home adornment, and fancy work are given, and the entire number is a proof that the edit ors keep t elr promise, in offering to the public the best tashion magazine in the country. The publishers will send to anyr address, .post-paid, on receipt of 50 cents, the remaining three numbers of the present year, or for $1 will send the ftull current volume, Address Godey's Lady's Book, Philadelphia. V1 .A. t I E D At Helena, September 2s, Thomas J, bheehy aui Misse Rose Aloysius Gillogly. LOST.-Between Duck creek and Diamond, on Monday, Sept. 8, a parcel containing hat, cost and other clothese, r#or, etc. The finder will confer a speclal tavor by returnihg the same to Antene Un sult, better known as "Oxen-Tony," at Diamond City, Montana. A DAY OF SPORTS! Racing and Dancing -AT- WHITE'SULPHUR SPRINGS, OCTOBER 14th, 1879. There will be a quarter-mile pony race, best three in five, open to all horses 14 1-8 hand high and under, for a purse of $75; $50 to the first and $95 to the second horse Four horses to enter and four to go. Entrance fee, 10 per cent. All entries to be made by 4 o'clock of the day previous. A GRANIPD BALL! will be given ON THE EVENING &i THE 10TH. TICKETS, INCLUDING SUPPER, $4.eo MUSIC BY PROFS. HEWINS and YEAGER SPENCER BROS. September 10, 1879-48-5 A Ball and Supper! will be given by the members of CO. "K," THIRD INFANTRY, on the evening of September 36th, 1879. at the Post of F'ort Lbg aa., to which the citizens of Meagher and adjoining counties are respectfully invited. Gentlemen accompanied by a lady or ladles will be admitted tree. Gentlemen unaccompanied by ladies will be charged an entrance fee of $9.00. Dancing will commence at 8:80 o'clock. Committee of Arrangements : Sergt. ALLEN CECIL, Musician, HENRY MILLER, Private, E. C. BUSH. FLOOR MANAGERS: Private, M. M. SMITH, Private, A. A. McELWAIN, Private, T. CALLAGHAN. Fort Logan. Montana, Sept. 24-45-i PREPARE FOR WINTER. Being desirous of assisting the people of Smith river and Musselshell in obtaining their winter sup ply of flour at reasonable rates, I will purchase for all who will send in their orders before October 10, without commission, or in other words, will fttr nish them at cost and carriage. By sending their orders to me they will have all the advantage that can be obtained by purchasing and freighting in large quantities. Orders will be taken for any number of bags, but must be in by October 10th. I intend purchasing 800 sacks for my own use, and will add to this amount whatever is ordered, and give the people whatever benefit may be derived from purchasing in this way. I also beg leave to state that 1 have just received' a large stock of general merchan(ise, which I will sell as low as it can possibly be sold in this market. JONAS HIGGINS. White Sulphur Springs, Sept. 18, 1879.44-tf. Wanted. A lady who has a diploma, having graduated in the highest branches of the English language at one of the best colleges in the United States woe . like a sitnuation as teacher. Address, . A. Care HUssAND Nx. 44-tf, Diamond City Hotel, ED, BRASSEY, - - Lessee. This wtdely known and popular hotel is well provided with modern convenlenciesi is neat and comfortably ftrnlshed, and the tables are always supplied with the best of everything to be obtained in the market. CHARGES REAMONAB3LI The public are respeotfully invited to call and ex amine ior themselves: ly 10 Call and Settle. Having closed out my business in Diamond City, I have placed my books, accounts, notes, etc., In -the hands of T, E. Collins for settlement Persens interested will settle at ence and save costs. JONAS HIGGINS. GEOIRGE P. REEVES, Watchmaker, EAST SIDE OF MAIN STREET, HELEZa. Watch and Chronometer making and repairing he a3l its most difoult parts, a specialty. EWNGAVING Executed in the best style. Gold sad silver work made to order. I? EGo. RY R 1V3 .