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[From Friday's Dally.] B. W. U. Election. gular meeting of the B. W. U., held tt 18, 1880, the following officers (ted lor the ensuing term: 8 nt—A. C. Witter. Resident—John Eddy, ing Secretary—John F. Leaver. ial Secretary—M. O. Speer. ^, er __John Miles. _Wm. Brandon. [tor—Harry Melon. >st Broadway Dr. Thomson has laid „ijtion of a 30x36 two-story brick to be erected immediately on the Ing the Grand Central Hotel, to the lie lower story of the new building cupied in part by the Doctor's office irt by a business house. The upper II be rented as offices. This adds to the number of brick buildings Broadway, a street which already fair proportion of edifices of that Jew Brick Building. utter'd Death at Glendale. tte Miner. y arson, who came here about three jfrom St. Paul, Kebraska, died of fever yesterday morningat9 o'clock, ed was by occupation a barber, about o years of age. His parents and le at Bridgeport Conn. Although he Ins last in this mountain land far lie and loved ones, he had all the attention that human hands and Id give. His body was interred at o-day in the Glendale Cemetery, •ink Cooper who came here with care of the remains. Al.», Sept. 21. K. The Races. v certain that an immense crowd of :om all parts of the surrounding ill be present m Butte on the (ith itness the full races. That the sca le the most interesting ever held in admits of no dispute. Alt the noted the teriitory will be entered, and >K|iected to beat the time made at orial Fair, as they will have had a lore of preparation. The Butte cli is known to be several seconds a the Helena course, is being put in Possible condition, and as judges of lj(]|||Heputation for fearless and upright ^rill occupy the stand, the meeting be a pleasant and successful one. [Hon Martin Hajclnnit,. Ilaginuis arrived at Deer Lodge last evening, on liis way to Missoula fair Held this week has afforded ■ excellent opportunity of meeting By of his Missoula county friends— [ith nil of them, as it is scarcely to jithat the entire imputation of the 111 be in attendance at the fair. Mis ■ frostier county, and previous to the lent of the military post was never I the menace of an Indian outbreak, ■lost the people of Missoula are in |the faithful efforts of our delegate is, and that explains why it is that sso uncompromisingly "solid" for After such services as the gallant rendered, no spavined and wind ■ horse need ever expect to reach per pole in a race against him in In the campaign Major Maginnis lall accessible camps and towns of The date of his visit to Butte liiounced in due time. AN| 01 1 ( f* Bin Tor Phlllpslinrc. 1 of Mr. \V. W. ll.Jfowers, who om Sait Lake several'days ago,was a examination of the Hope Com 11 at I'liilipsburg. The character of *ly extracted from the Dope mine red necessary a cliauge in the treatment, and it has become ap tlie ore can hi worked with much ss by the try crushing process, ised, therefore, to remodel the old utilize the old machinery as far but Mr. Bowers, after a careful reached the conclusion that the |*ill cost as much money as will Hd a new mill. The frame work rug is old, and with the exception and settlers the machinery could 'If be used in a dry crushing therefore regarded as unwise to |*y expense in remodeling when necessary for that purpose will the cost of a new mill a ith a work and improved machinery Superintendent Clark perfectly the conclusions of Mr. Boners, a few days will proceed to S', insult with the managers, and if dn tlieir consent to the building •till. The several mines of tHe yielding exceedingly well and of largely increased produclive 11 as the new Hoisting machinery hi good running order. With this outlook, therefore, there is a ability that the company, on Mr. presentations, will concede the building a new 20-stamp mill—an hich may be depended upon to "cially to all parties concerned. "inmil tod for Trial. 'binary examination of John Pil °rime of murder was held at the yesterday. The principal evi him was that given by the men (l * him, and as he had made a full 0 them alter liis arrest, their eyi Retty conclusive. Ue was com ri »l al I lie uemt term of court.— [From Saturday's Dally. COURT PBWEEDIRtll fteptenberTerm, A. D. 1880. 1398— J. K Pardee vs H T Murray et al • re turn of property. Continued for term. 1399- J K Pardee vs H.nry Schneple et al: forcibly entry and detainer. Becord correct ed and remanded to justices court. 1438—N M Hubbard vs Salton Cameron ; Hemurrer to answer sustained. 1450— H r Murray et al vs J K Pardee • damages. Continued for term. 1807—N Dumonchelle vs M S Moreau et H M Freeman made ^ 1 ' 2 f~ Arohie Mcbri,le w J S McAudrews, sheriff ; appeal from probate court. Under advisement on motion to open up default. 1S17-D N Upton vs M A Hickey ; title to quartz lode. Motion for new trial overruled 1478-Territory vs Joseph Campbell ; as sault with a deadly weapon. Continued for term. 1568 Thomas McGurl et al T8 Edward Bush et al ; debt. On leave to file amended complaint. W W Sweetland vs J A Murray ; title to quartz lode. Defendant's motion for a new trial overruled. 1493—P McMahon vs J C C Thornton et al , petition under advisement on separate demurrers to amend complaint. 1545—-Territory vs Annie Nortlicutt : rob bery. Continued to foot of calendar. territory vs Joseph Kennedy ; mur der. Change of venue to Lewis and Clarke county. 1595—Laviua Cooley vs Edwin Cooley ; divorce. Beferred to John F. Forbis, Esq. 1476—John Itundel et al vs J A Talbott ct al ; conversion of property. Motion to an swer sustained. 1014— Territory vs Joseph Scott ; murder. Set for tiial October 1st. 1605—Esther J Davis vs Benjamin F Davis; divorce. Beferred to F. T. McBride, Esq. 1015— Territory vs James Compton ; grand larceny. Ou plea of guilty. 1617—Territory vs John Nagle et al ; false imprisoumen. Set for separate trial of Nagle Sept 231 Defendant Edward Byrne ordered to plead same day. 1614—Territory vs John Dolgn ; grand lar ceny. Set for trial September 24th at 9 a m. 1019—Territory vs. Wm Gray; grand lar ceny. Set for trial Sept 24, 1 ; 30 p m. 1602-$Auua Norton vs John Norton ; di vorce. Complaint corrected. U. S. Covrt. U S vs Chas Wood ; assault with i ntent to commit murder. Tried by jury and prosecu tion non suited. Beaverhead Jurors for October Term of Court. The following is a list of the grand and trial jurors for Beaverhead county for the Oc tober term of the District court, commencing in Banuack on the second Monday of Octo ber next : "HAND JURORS. Frank Luton, G M Brown, Philip Poindexter, Thomas Lowe, M S Hoi r, Philip Thorpe, M Potter, A J Meyers, Reuben Saxton. John Caunovan. John Itourk, YY'illiam Gilbert, John A Leggat. Con Bray, E P Tucker, J J Lough idge. J C Metlin, Pat O'Neil, G YY* Perkins, E M Trask. TRIAL JURORS. A O YVilliams, B Kirkpatrick, J Poitras, S B Page, John Jack, Jack YY'aggoner, F Hopp, J P Haskell, II A Kinncslon, J P Fletcher, J McKniglit, I) Gallagher, Phil Lovell. YY' A Haveiin. Stepen Ayles, E Glover, 11 J Patton, E M Hardesty. DIE TEKKITOUY t Bozeman Courier.] According to the assessor's returns, Calla tin county contains, this year, upwards of one hundred more tax-payers than it did last year. So much for immigration and general prosperity. Capt. C. Sawyer, who during the past year has divided liis time between the Vellow stone and Judith, arrived in town last week. The Captain says there is beautiful gold in Togo, but the trouble is, it costs $2.50 in greenbacks to take out one dollar's worth of the dust. Ilis Honor, Judge Conger, arrived from Radeisburg this week. He Is on his way to hold the fall term of court in Custer county. Four hundred and eighty dollars per ton in silver is what the ore from the ledge recently discovered on Mill creek assays. [Husbandman.] Miss Addie Bunker, late of Iowa, lias b«cn employed as teacher of the Chestnut school. Concrete is becoming very popular 1er building material. Most all the trame build ings now in ptogress are being tilled in with concrete. Some are boarded up on the inside , only, then concreted, leaving cement walls to | the weather. Tlie Deal ruction of Crop». The damage to the crops from the severe Hosts which occurred nearly two weeks ago appears to be much more extourne and seri ous than we apprehended it would be a week •mo Further information on the subject not only confirms our worst tears, but awakens more serious apprehensions in regard to the great damage done to the spring grain. If reports from dlflerent points of the '<* - lev are reliable, and we have no reason to , 'lo.ibt their truth, then but little oilhespmtS main— wheat, oats and barley—had been hat tested when the first heavy frost came. One inteBieent farmer, who has had good oppor fit es to know, informs us that he never before saw such destruction o. gram - Field alter field of spring wheat, untouched b> th . im vt* been so seriously ilama^d tliut spring wheat this season .—< "iiuei. The Iron Bod gold mil! is undergoing re pairs. , I j j I ! , | ARGEHTA. the HM1EI SIL.YKB ***** or HORTAKA. The Mines ana forme« ef cs mp< Editor Butte Miner : Argenta, the pioneer camp of the territory, is looking very favorable just now, with a good show for the future. Tins camp has for several years been partially abandoned, but there is much good smelting ore in the district, some of which will be worked within a year. Mr. Smith Ball, operating tlie Tootle & Hanna furnace, is doing well. Last fall he ran a miscellaneous lot of galena ore (120 tons) which yiolded $10,077 in gold, silver and lead. This furnace last week finished a run of 80 tons of ore which produced 18 tons of base bullion of good grade. The furnace is now running on Bully, Legal Tender and other ores of the district that will result well. Some of the mines in the Argenta district are looking fine, exposing splendid bodies of galena and carbonate ores carrying both gold and silver in paying quantities. Con. Bray & Son have a new opening on the Legal Ten der of four to five feet of high grade galena ore. They have taken out of this mine this summer considerable ore that has paid well, and their showing in the mine is first rate. Laie Scott has*liis Bully lode surface opened for a distance of 200 feet. One shaft is down on a vein of galena and carbonate ore to a depth of 45 feet. The vein is three to tour feet thick from lop to bottom, samp ling 40 to 50 per cent, in lead, 60 to 90 ounces iu silver and *8 to $11 in gold to the ion. The Bully has now exposed a large body of good grade smelting ore. On the old T. uscarora lode Messrs. Tcotle <t Hanna have just commenced operations. Mr. Jimmy Knapp has charge of the mine, and will take out ore all the coming winter. The mine contains a large amount of galena and carbonate ore, whicli will be extracted and piled up for the furnace for next sum mer's operations. I ii tlie Argenta district quite a number of mines will bo worked from now on—among them Lafe Scott's Tuscarora and Tilden, the Paymaster, Stapleton, Fetcher'» Gov. Tilden. There is enough good quartz prospected to run the Tootle & Hamia and the Seligman furnaces all next season. The ore will be mined the coming winter and the old Argenta camp will be running two furnaces the next season. That is the prospect at present, and there is no reasonable obstacle to prevent its consummation. j. r. \\, ITre Precautions at the Alloc Mill, Mindful of the vast expense incurred in the erection of the new Alice mill, and tlie danger from fire which ever surrounds a structure of that kind, the company is already taking the necessary precautions to guard against a possible conflagration. Under tlie direction of Mr. Fred. YY'alker efforts are be ing made to organize a fire company with a full equipment of hose, hose carts, pumps, ladders, etc., so that before a fire could possi bly get under headway, a well-drilled body of men would he at the point of danger imme diately with all necessary appliances to ex tinguish the liâmes. Around the uew mill at regular intervals hydrants will be placed which will be connected by 2,400 feet of 4-incli iron piping. The water tanks will «ach have a capacity of 20,000 gallons. The pump is a Knowles C fire pump of extra pow er, and fully capable of throwing water to auy point inside or outside of the mill. Tlie tire department will be organized from tlie working force of the two mills and will be regularly trained until they acquire proficien cy in the use of tlie apparatus and a full knowledge of tlie signals, etc. The depart ment will he supplied with ISOU feet of hose, 000 feet being on eaeli ef the two hose carts and tlie remainder on stationary wheels. When all tlie arrangements shall have been perfected, there will not be the remotest dan ger of the destruction of tlie Alice property by fire. The False Imprisonment Case. YY'e are informed that Nagle, on the charge of false imprisonment, was convicted yester day and sentenced to tlie penitentiary for the period of six months. Nagle will be remem bered as the individual who some months ago made an illegal arrest in tlie apprehension and forcible detention of .Mr. II. L. Standisb, against whom he pretended to haye evidence connecting him with a murder committed in Nevada some years ago. Now that liis ease has been disposed of it may be proper for us to state that affidavits of respectable citizens of Nevada, duly attested by notarial seal, wote received at Butte some time ago,stating that Mr. Standisb had always borne a good character while a citizen of that state. On the contrary they assert that Nagle lia i been involved in breaches of tlie peace while in Gold Hill, and that one occasion lie seriously wounded a man by stabbing him witli a bowie Knife. 1 From Sunilay'K Daily. Accident lo Ur. Mitchell. Dr. A. II. Mitchell, while on liis way up j from Deer Lodge yesterday, met with an ae- i eiilenl which might very easily have been at- ! tended by the most serious consequences. ! The doctor drove up in liis owu carnage, and noticing some lime after the start that one of | liis horses was sick. lie stopped at Silver ' Bow and took the animal out of the harness ! to see what could be done for his relief. Scarcely was the horse treed from liis traces when he kicked out quite savagely, striking 1 liis owner on lie shin bone of tlie right leg. , The blow of the iron-shod hoof was quite se vere, lint fortunately it did not strike directly, otherwise the leg would undoubtedly have been fractured. As it was no bones were broken, and a severe lameness is all that is left to remind the Doctor of liis very narrow \ escape. THE MINES. ALICE. Although all the five levels of this property continue to be worked to some extent, opera tions are principally confined to the fourth and fifth levels, which are being steadily driven ahead with the usual excellent results. The stopes, though wide, are all in ore, no attempt being made to extract the full width of the vein. Crosscutting from the 700-foot station lias not yet been resumed, as the dis charge pipe has not yet arrived. The two new pumps, however, have been placed in position, and on the arrival of tlie pipe,which Is coming by fast freight, the vein will be tapped at the earliest practicable moment. einer BOCK. Operations in tlie new shaft, whicli got to be too deep for tlie successful working of the whim, are still suspended awaiting the arriv al of tlie necessary steam hoisting machinery, which is expected in a tew days. Iu tlie west shaft on tlie lower level energetic work con tinues and an average daily product of 30 tons of free ore is being extracted and shipped to the Silver Bowjmilh Although notexcep lionally rich, tlie Grey Bock ore, from the ease will) which it can be milled and mined, is far more profitable than refractory ore of a much higher grade. The thousands of tons which have already been extracted, and the vast amount still untouched in the mine, will perhaps mill not to exceed $30 per ton, but this, after the deduction of working expenses leaves a very satisfactory margin for the owners of tlie property. o AO NON. This mine continues to be developed with out any material change in the character ot the ledge. The lower level running east from tlie bottom of the main shaft at a depth of 225 feet, has been extended to a length of 185 feet, following a well defined vein of base ore, of which about 25 tons are being ex tracted daily. The first class ore is being shipped east for reduction and the second class is treated at the Colorado works. The obliging superintendent, Mr. Bosenthal, yes terday informed our reporter that sinking of the main shaft would be resumed in hbout two weeks. The present machinery is thought to have power sufficient to sink to a depth of between 400 and 500 feet. COLUSA. Tlie new shaft is raakinc excellent pro gress and is now down 110 feet. It will prob ably pass through the vein within the next 50 feet, after whicli a rather heavy volume or water may be expected. The hoisting gear for this shaft will be tlie largest in tlie terri tory. In the drift east from the bottom of the working shaft work has been stopped for the present iu the face, and the reserve of ore on the foot-wall side of tlie ledge in the drift is being extracted. This reserve averages from six to ten feet iu thickness and is over 300 feet long, and is being taken out to facilitate stoping when the smelter shall have fired up. The rich strata and packets are being saeked for shipment and the lower grade ore is ac cumulating on the dump. ANSELMO. "Slncf last report a level has been started from the bottom of the west shaft which will open up tlie new vein lately discovered and wlncli for a time was erroneously supposed to be a continuation of the main ledge. The east drift is in 12 feet and tlie west 0 feet. In the latter the ore body Is two feet wide and of apparent richness, though the value cannot be accurately stated, as no assays ol it have yet been made. In the west drift the vein is not so wide, nor does tlie ore look so well. In the main shaft there are no important change; to note. The stopes in the 70-foot level are in excellent shape and are yielding several tons per diem. In the lower level, 100 feet from tlie sur face, some exceedingly higli-grade rock lias been extracted during tlie past week. The drifts are in 40 feet each way, and are being vigorously extended. The ore body varies from three tojfour feet in width, and is well defined, compact and clean. Shipments to the smelter are made almost daily,though 100 tons of second-class ore,assaying $80, remains on the dump. STAB WEST. The two shafts at a depth of 100 feet, have been connected by a drift, which shows a continuous vein of high-grade ore from one to (he oilier. It varies from two to three feet in thickness and possesses an average assay value of $200. In view of tlie large amount of ore opened up between this drift and the surface it is not deemed necessary to resume sinking at once, though the necessar" ma chinery will he ordered iu proper season. Instead, therefore, of exploring any further below water level, tlie owners have deter mined to »tope ; and without any further de velopment it is plain to see that they have a long winterVwork ahead of them. That the labor will he profitable is equally beyond dis pute. Fire nl Deer L»U|(r. [••special to the Miser.] Deek Lolxie, Sept. "5. A lire broke out in N. Contancin's Deer Lodge brewery at four o'clock this afternoon destroying the saloon and brewery building. Tlie wind was blowing from tlie north some what freshly at the beginning, and for a time it looked as if Boieau's City hotel must go, but the wiud gradually died away, and tlie strenuous exertions of the fire department and citizens saved tlie hotel without serious damage. By five o'clock the brewery was to tally destroyed. Tlie fire caught in what is knowu as the brewing flue, loss probably $5000 on building and fixtures. Most of the stock was in fire-proof warehouses and was saved. It will probably be nearly a year be fore tlie brewery is rebuilt. A. B. YY'e learn just before going to press, that this morning, Tommy A liley was thrown from a liorse and was so seriously injuied that Dr. Bigbtuour was summoned. YY'e have not heard tlie particulars.— Messenger. , ' ! 1 : 311 y OK ITEMS. From Friday's Daily. Another huge mining enterprise is on the tapis in Butte. All the Butte tourists who visited the Na tional Park have returned. A new strike of rich ore is reported on a claim near the Centennial mill. Two New York experts are examining the mines of the Boulder country. The Bocker mill has been purchased by Mr. Bobert McMinn, and will be remod eled. A pawnbrokers sale establishment and tai lor shop has opened oil Main street, first door south of Newkirk's sample room. YVe are indebted to Mr. YV. A. Clark for late copies of the Parisian, Le Figaro and other journals published in Paris. The porch and balcony fronting the Cen tenninl Hotel are being extended to the full width of the side-walk, twelve feet. Freight rates between the terminus and Butte continue to ascend, and the blockade of merchandise at Bed Bock is once more as suming formidable proportions. This is the last day ef the Missoula county fair, whicli opened last Tuesday at Missoula city. Our western neighbors have been fa vored with good weather for thair annual gathering. The Acquisition was temporarily closed down yesterday, the whim being unable to lioist the water as fast as it came into the shaft. Extensive hoisting machinery will soon be put up. It is stated on good authority that the south ern portion of the Crow Indian reservation will shortly be restored to the public domain in order that the Clark's Fork mines may be located and developed. The Crows will in terpose no objection. Yesterday we were shown some exceeding ly rich native silver ore from the Anselmo, a mine which continually improves as the wovk of developmenr is pushed ahead. Our es teemed fellow citizen, Mr. Henry Jacobs, is one of the fortunate owners. E. L. Bonner & Co. have already on hand 500,006 choice brick, to be used in the con struction of the magnificent store building they intend to erect early next spring on the lot now occupied by tlie drug store of Pär chen & D'Acheul. The lumber, seasoned and clear stuff, to he used in the building, is piled under shelter at Deer Lodge. I From Saturday's Daily. | Some excellent free-milling ore is being produced from the Stevens. A large and substantial assay office has been built at the Bell mine. The Alice company yesterday shipped five bars of bullion valued at $10,000. A dancing party, the first of the season, was given at Deer Ledge last evening. The 200-ton ore dump of the Pacific mine is being shipped to the Silver Bow mill. Col. Sanders has gone to Custer county to look after the votes he is not going lo get. Our thanks are due our Bannack corres ponpent for his interesting and instructive letter. Tlie funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Boss Clark took place yesterday af ternoon. The bulk of the hoisting machine] y for the new Lexington shaft is being manufactured in Butte. Miss Brightman, literary editor of tlie Ben ton Record, has entered suit against the pro prietor for breach of contract. The damages are laid at $500. It was decidedly cold yesterday The tem perature during the latter part of the after noon was not a very wide remove from our average winter record. Dillon, the new terminal town, is being substantially built, as it is likely to remain an important point long after the road shall have been extended to Butte. Our farmer friends are notified that not a speck of butter is to be found within the city limits of Butte. A golden market awaits the first consignment of golden rolls. From every direction comes tlie sad news of injury to the crops from early frosts. As will be seen by au extract from the Courier the farmers of fertile Gallatin county are very heavy sufferers. The grading of the high ground on Park street, just east of the bridge, was commenc ed, but discontinued when it was found that tlie city council had not yet granted the per mission, without which tlie work could not be done. Those very enterprising parties who allowed tlieir freight to remain at the terminus all summer, h :ping thereby to save a few cents per ton, are now plentifully cussing tlieir sbort-siglited economy. Freight rates con tinue steadily to rise. Tlie concentrating works lately fitted up by Boardmau & Stevens, some distance south of tlie copper smelter, have beeu started up with very encouraging prospects of success. The daily capacity is 15 tons, and the first run is being made on Pain . ore. Our esteemed contemporary the Helena llcruhl comes out in a spick and span new dress, by which its appearauee is vastly im proved. This is saying a good deal, for tlie Herald lias always presented an attractive ap pearance. It also boasts a new head, which leads us to reniai k that tlie Herald deserved to have a head put on it long ago. Mr. J. A. Moss, while working about his hay press, in the valley, several days ago, was caught by Ins glove and had his arm drawn into the press. Fortunately the pressure caused the frame to give way, thereby releas ing his arm, but not before bis hand and wrist were flattened to an unnatural shape. He came to Butte aud had it examined by Dr. j Thompson, who pronounced no bones bro ; ken. j ! I ! j j ! a to a of is Two new pans will shortly be put into the Clipper mill. The day before yesterday a large stock of goods was received by the Chinese merchant whose store is marked by the flag staff, dow* in Chinatown. It was exclusively an im ported stock, from the Fioweiy Kingdom di rect, but wbat it consisted of we shall not un dertake to say. The denizens of Chinatown are either ani mated by a greater confidence than they for merly felt in the future of Butte, or else cask is somewhat more plentiful with them than it used to be. At all events they are building bouses of a much better class than was form erly the style. A restaurant is now being conducted in a two story building lately com pleted. Another frame building, well built and nicely fiuished will be opened in a few days as a gambling house. The road leading from the lower end of Main street direct south to the intersection of the Pipestone road will very likely be open ed by the county commissioners in accord ance with the road viewers' report published a few days ago iu the Miner. It will be a great improvement. YYlien open to travel the farmers from across the range will be able to enter the town by a road not only shorter but having lighter grades than the circuitous route they are now compelled to take. iFrom Sunday's Daily.) Two new pans are being put in the Clipper mill. The Silver Bow company has 4,000 cords of wood stacked near the mill. YVork on the Alice mill is almost suspend ed, owing to the non-arrival of needed ma chinery. There is no camp in the world which can boast so many paying mines, and so few non paying ones, as Butte. The Missouri, a very promising prospect owned by Marks & Forbis, has been leased te John Devlin & Co. for one year. The air tramway connecting the Colusa mine with tlie smelter has been finished for the first 500 feet. Its highest point will be 6# feet. An unfortunate woman of Madison coun ty, named Ann Sprague, having been declar ed insane was on Friday transferred to the territorial asylum. Bucket samples from the Mountain Boy mine one day during the past week showed that the ore extracted during one shift aver aged $1,280 per ton. The school room lately rented of Mr. Roti ert Kenshaw was fitted up with school furni ture yesterday. It will be ready for tlie reception of pupils to-morrow morning. Very encouraging developments have lately been made on several mining properties north of the Alice, the particulars of which will be published in our next mining report. Of tlie three brick buildings which are to constitute the Trowbridge block, tlie first is about completed, the second well under way, and of the third the foundation is being laid. The Silver Bow mill is putting through a 100 ton lot of Pacific ore. If the run proves satisfactory the Pacific will be opened up with a big force. It is one of the largest veins of the camp. The Butte policemen, with one exemption, have been attending court during the past week, and the exception was one too many for the business requiring to be done. The Police court has been supernatural!/ dull. The basement of the new Presbyterian church is completed and tlie framework of the main building erected. From the latter we can obtain a good idea of what the ap pearance of the edifice will be when com pleted. "Yesterday Mr. T. C. Miles received from a relative in California a consignment of the finest grapes we have ever seen in Montana. Some of the bunches weighed as much as 2* pounds each. They are for sale at the store of Coleman & C'o. Two loads of Gallatin valley onions sold yesterday at 5 cents. Young men who are intending to make calls this evening should govern themselves accordingly, as the odor of the succulent onion and the divine afflatus of love are deadly enemies. YY'e learn that Mr. Esau James is building a new hotel at his station out at Cataract. The building is to be 30x50 feet, two stories higli, and will afford ample accommodations for all travelers on tlie Butte and Helena di rect road. The Madisonian says Hon. Y\'. II. Claggett j took passage on the Overland leaving Virginia on tlie 23d, bound for bis home in Dakota, and that Mr. and Mrs. Pardee, of Philipsburg, passed through the city on the 24th, returning from a trip to tlie National Park. YY'e present Mr. Biggin's letter entire as tln best method of communicating to our readers the information it contains. The locality chosen for tlie camp meeting is a delighful mountain retreat, and, weather favoring, the ! reunion should be a most enjoyable one to I all participating. Those who have a taste for mechanics wilt ! be interested in tlie working of the hydraulic j punch at Belmore's Lexington boiler works. The punch, the only one ot the kind in the j territory, is easily operated by one man, and ! perforates half-inch iron sheets almost as quickly as it can be adjusted. Minera' Ulrike. A miner, who last evening arrived at Butte from the Comet mine, informs us thut on tlie evening of the 24tli the miners employed on that claim struck for an advance of wages, demanding $3.75 instead of $3.25, the w ages hitherto paid. This den. „ml w as not acceded to, and no compromise being aniyed at the greater number if the men left yesterday morning, setting out in different directions towards the camps wli«:e they thought labor was to be procured.