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D g of the word "bunko," which lie furnished. . rules were suspended and the bill was man was afraid lire bill would interfere ; i,urch fairs. . select committee appointed to examine W oks and accounts of the territorial 3r and treasurer, reported that they had ,yed an expert, who iound the accounts eiy satisfactory condition, dee offered a resolution calling upon governor for copies of all contracts for ,. e of the indigent insane. M 1, with reference to the improve of Spokane Kails so as to permit the p . of saint into the streams of the ter Montana, was tiled for a third read | s introduced: (j ov iock, II it 04, a bill for an act con r fences, also li 13 05, a hill for an act nv j,ie for the compensation of Thomas Inc Jr., referred to the committee on and means; also H 13 60, a bill for an attach Dawson to Custer comity for al purposes, referred to committee on and counties. Bell, II 13 07, a bill for an act to enable ople of Butte to build a school house, d to the committee on education ami Inian, II 13 68, a bill for an act concern apportionment of school moneys, ill, H B 09, a hill for an act to establish ,, s ,,f district attorneys. ke, Il J R 13, relating to a memorial stone |e Washington monument. It provides commission to purchase a block of va ed jasper and have it engraved with the of Montana, etc ; rules suspended and ition passed ; ayes -4 ; tioes 0. lly, H B 71, a hill for an act to pro br municipal corporations in the terri f Montana, inferred to judiciary com ned. I M 1, (see above) w as concurred in— 1, lioes J. I house went into committee of the and considered II 11 45, to provide for itter observance of the Sabbath as a day it. The question being the adoption of n l. DeVVolfe spoke in opposition and «1 that the present law was suitieient. surbers said that lie was not elected on ie. lie got no extra pay for support No one had ever asked him to take a There were several petitions for the jut more against it. The women were or of it and they generally know wiiat ant better than we do. ringUm spoke in opposition to the bill. Wolfe brielly replied. motion that section 1 he adopted pre 1 by 10 to 7. ition 2 was adopted. [man moved to strike out in section 3 roviso, excepting persons who observe other day of the week' ie motion was lost by 7 to 7. chon 3 was lost by a vote of 7 to 8. inelly seconded Sedmau's amendment, led. Section 3 as amended w as adopted. Jinan moved lo amend section 4, so ihm •malty tor violation shall he imprisou foi not less thru 10 nor more than 30 lays. Carried. noiig considerable amusement Sedman moved to strike out i he entire provision punishment by imprisonment. Lost, iitioii 4 as amended was adopted. « Committee arose and the house ud COl'Kl II.-Thirtieth U»j MO KM XU SESSION'. rley, from the committee on education labor, reported H 1317, an act lo require ms keeping gauyng houses to prohibit from stopping'! iferein,and recommended the hill do glass. itcliell from the select committee cousist d members from Deer Lodge county, ed II B 0, an act to create the county dver Bow, and recommended that the he referred to tlie committee of the ie. hwiie, from the judiciary committee, re al 11 B 53, an act to establish the fees of leik of the supreme couit, and recom ded that the hill pass, mdley, from the committee on agricul aud manufactures reported II B 10, a or an act to secure Hie protection of s i"ltU the recommendation lliat it do en, from the select committee, reported 30, an act to repeal an act entitled an act wide for the support of the Biute Fire Miment, and recommended that it do Pass. unanimous consent tlie following hi) 1» introduced without previous notice: Kerley, C B 30, an act concerning pub dnting. Read twice and ref ned to tlie Oug committee. ! Hays, t! B 31, an act to provide add i peuitentiary rooiu. Bill read twice Weired to Hie committee on ways and . K V Hundley, C B 32, an act concerning 'ate courts. Read twice aud referred to 'diciary committee. 3 M 1, in relation to the Montana penl was taken up as amended by tlie and amendments concurred in. •I B 3, in relation to the memorial stone ■he Washington monument, was read '•id time and referred to the committee "lerai relations. H 1, a bill for an act concerning chal to jur. rs in criminal cases,read a third and lost. 13 13, a hill for an act concerning insm companies and their agents, read a third and passed, ecess. AFTERNOON SESSION, communication was received fiotu tlie 3 a trustees of the Helena Graded school, invit ing the members of the council to attend the public exercises of the school on Friday afternoon, Feb. 11; communication placed on file. The council went into committee of the whole, Cardwell in tlie ciiair. H B 16, for the protection of game, was read; Mitchell moved that the committee recommend that the hill pass; carried. H 13 30, to repeal an act for the support of the Butte fire department; recommended that it do not pass. II B 53, to establish the fees of clerks of the supreme court ; tlie chairman, clerk and president each attempted to read the bill, but were unable to decipher it; Mitchell moved that the consideration of tlie bill be post poned and it be returned to the house witli a request that it be re-writton; carried, tion 8, which repeals tlie existing laws, was stricken eut. Section 0 was renumbered and adopted. Cullen moved that, the bill be reported hack with a recommendation that it do not pass. Pärchen moved to strike out "not" m the above motion. Donnelly moved that the bill be reported hack without recommendation. Donnelly's motion was lost, 4 to 0. Cullen's motion was lost—8 to 8. rarclien's motion was lost ; 8 to 9. Donnelly explained that he could not vote for tlie bill in its present shape. DeWolfe moved that tlie committee recom mend that the trill be indefinitely postponed ; carried —9 to 8. II B 11, to regulate the legal rate of inter est, w as reported hack with a recommenda tion that it do pass. 11 13 07, relating to tlie tenus of oflice (the anti third term bill) was considered. Dur the debate Pärchen said that he would like to inquire of the promoters of this bill, wheth er it applied to delegate to congress. (Great laughter.) DeWolfe ; subsequently said that the bill was not retroactive. Tlie hill was reported back with a recom mendation that it pass. The committee arose. Adjourned. IlOl'kli- Ililrtlelli Day . MOKNINO SESSION. The committee on towns and counties re porte, 1 . il B 00, attaching Dawson to Custer county for judicial piuposes, with a recom mendation that it pass. The select committee reported II B 02, for the refunding of tlie debt of Lewis and Clarke county, with amendments; the report was adopted. The committee mi education and labor re ported il 13 07, lo enable tlie people of Butte to build a school house, whh amendments; report adopted. Amices of bills : Donnelly, to provide for the public health. DeWolfe, defining the duties of clerks of courts and sheriffs m certain eases. Clem, for ait election in Deei Lodge coun ty, ou removing the county seat. Sedman, to regulate tlie expenses and sal aries of county superintendents of schools. Cullen, in relation to territorial ofiieers. C B 8, to regulate the sale of opium, was read twice ami relerred to tlie judiciary com mittee. A tiuniber of hills were received from tlie council aim n (erred lo their appropriate com mittees. Bids introduced : Powers, H B 72, for att act to provide for tlie refunding of the 10 per eeut. bonds of Meagher county; referred to (lie Meagher county delegation. Cullen, 11 13 73, lor an act relating to the tenure of olliee; referred to the committee of tlie whole; it makes county ofiieers ineligible for a third consecutive term. Biake, 11 13 74, for an act concerning the laws. il B 35, concerning chattel mortgages, was passed. II B 38, concerning tlie exemption of fire men from jury duty, was passed. The title was amended to read "exempting certain persons front jury duty." II 13 57, for tlie refunding of the 15 per cent, bonds oi* Missoula county and for other purpose, w as read. Blake opposed the hill ; he recited tlie leg islation already enacted for tlie benefit of Missoula county and insisted that it was quite sullieient to enable the people to pay tlieir indebtedness if they wanted to. lie com mented severely on tlie provision requiring that t'ne bonds shall he registered or he deem ed invalid. The bill also violates the provis ion for a sinking fund that was adopted at the eleventh session. Beach pointed out w hat lie deemed to be defects in the bill. Chambers resented tlie imputation that any repudiation was intended. Tlie gentleman from Madison reminded him of an old brimlle cow' who gave a pail of milk and then kicked it over. (Laughter.) The peojile of Mis soula w anted this bill Recess unti! 2 p. ill. AFTEliNOON SESSION. The question being on the passage of II B No. 50, to refund tlie 15 per cent, bonds of Missoula county, it was lost. Ayes 8 ; noes 12 . H B No 00, defining and publishing swindling and fraudulent devices,was passed, j aye 1 * 10 ; itoes, 2 Mr. .Speaker announced tlie signing of II 13 No 5, defining the qualifications of jurors ; H 13 No 2, concerning tlie official terms of justices and constables, and C 13 No 10, con cerning small estates. A communication was received from the governor transmitting a copy of tlie contract forth« keepi, g of tlie iuoigent insane. II 13 10, the school book bill, was referred to tlie committee of the w hole. j j ! I j ] j I j i I I I j i ! The house went into committee of the whole, Blake in tbe chair, and resumed con sideration of HI 45, to provide for a better observance of the Sabbath as a day of rest. Sections 5 and 6 were adopted. Section 7 provides that barber shops, livery stables and j that may come before him as such ; drug stores may be kept open, except for the ; saie of intoxicating drinks Harrington moved to strike out, tlie excep tion; lost. Chambers moved to strike out barber shops; lost. Sedman moved to strike out the clause that excepts persons who conscientiously observe some other day of the week ; lost, 0 to 9. Cullen moved to insert butcher shops. Clem moved to amend the amendment by adding "or tlie working of mines, mills or smelters"; adopted. Tlie amendment, as amended, was adopted, and section 7, as amended, w as adopted. Sec The report of the committee adopted by a vote of 11 to 10. Notice of bills : Corbly, in relation to the fees of counsel as signed in criminal cases. Beach, concerning additions to cities aud towns. Power, to enable the people of White Sul phur Springs to erect a school house. Sledman, to incorporate the town ot Helena. Rodgers introduced a concurrent resolu tion that no business shall be received after Saturday, February lfilli. Donuelly moved to lay it oil the table. Carried by a vote of 16 to 8. Tlie chaplain w as granted leave of absence for the 8th and 9th. Recess. ColINCIIi— 1 Thirty-IT rat Day. MORNING SESSION. Kerly, from the printing committee, re ported C B 30, concerning printing, with a recommendation that it pass. The president signed Hie following bills: C B 16, concerning small estates. II B 5, concerning tbe qualifications of jurors. H B 32, concerning official terms of jus tices and constables. A communication was received from the governor transmitting a petition of the peo ple of Dawson county, praying that tlie coun ty might he organized. Mitchell introduced C B 33, for the better protection of fish in the streams of Montana; read twice and referred to the committee on internal improvements. Cardwell, C 13 35, to provide for the man ner of selecting jurors. Kerly reported tba' 0 13 10, H B 5 and li B 32 had been presented to the governor for his signature. Il B 35, concerning chattel mortgages, was referred to the judiciary committee. H B 38, concerning tlie exemption of fir men from jury duty, came up. Hays moved that Hie bill be amended by adding the words "and all men who read newspapers;" lost. II B 12, to repeal secs 15G-7-8 of the 4th division ot the revised statutes, was passed. H B 30, concerning tlie office of county commissioner, was read. Mitchell moved that it be recommitted for amendment; carried. Recess. AFTERNOON SESSION. Aiken moved that tlie reading of II B to create the county of Silver Bow, lie dispensed with and tlie committee recommend that tlie bill pass. Mitchell stated that he desired to offer an amendment and tlie motion was withdrawn. 11 B 0, a bill for an act to create the county of Silver Bow, was read. Section 1 was read and adopted. Mitchell moved that section 2 be amended by striking out "March 1st" and inserting in its place, "May 1st." Amendment adopted. Section 2, as amended, adopted. Mitchell offered tlie following amendment to section 4: Strike out all thereof, and insert tlie following as section 4 : That all the county ofiieers now qualified and acting as such for the county of Deer Lodge with the exception of tlie hoard of county commis sioners, upon complying with the provisions thereof, he and are hereby constituted ex officio officers of tlieir respective offices for the said county of Silver Bow until their suc cessors shall he duly elected and qualified at the next general election in 1S82 ; that before entering upon their respective duties as such ex-officio officers, they shall execute a bond as now provided by the general laws of tlie ter ritory of Montana, in reference to tliejquaiili cation of county officers, to he approved by thejjboard of county commissioners of Silver Bon county and shall take and subscribe to tlie necessary oath, which, with tlie bond aforesaid, shall be filed in tlie proper office ; that tlie said'ex-effieio officers shall have and keep an office at t lie county seat of Silver Bow county and shall kern all tlie necessary rec ords Jof their acts and proceedings thereof as amply and tally as if they were the officers j regularly elected and qualified as such tor j said county of Silver Bow ; and it is further ! provided that the probate judge of said eoun I ty of Deer Lodge shall hold at least five j terms of said court at. the county seat of said ] county of Silver B5w in the following named j months : January, March July, September I and November of each year, to commence on j the third Mondays thereof dur'ng each year, i for the transaction of any and ail business •ßcio officer for said comity of Silver Bow, and I shall keep and preserve a full and complete I record of such business at sncii place as may I be provided by the board of County commis sinners of said county of Silver Bow. Morris thought that while by tlie proposed j change some of tlie present officers of Deer Lodge county might suffer, tlie passage of the amendment would endaiigei the bill, ai d for i that reason he should not vote for tlie amend ! incut. Toole) said there was some justice in the proposed amendment. All of the gentlemen who were affected by it were his political friends, and many of them were personal friends, but he thought, with the gentleman from Madison, that the amendment would seriously jeopardize the interests of the peo ; pie of Butte. He thought it was impractica ble that one set of officers should attend to the duties of two different counties. It may be done, perhaps, by deputies, but there were many serious objections to sucli an arrange ment. He was opposed to it, as it would, be sides the objections mentioned, act as an in cubus to the passage of the bill. Mitchell stated that he had not introduced the amendment for the purpose of retarding the passage of tlie bill, but as a simple mat ter of justice to the officers of Deer Lodge county. Hays considered that it would bo unfair to legislate tlie officers of Deer Lodge county out of office, and for that reason lie favored the amendment. Ford was of the opinion that counties were made for the benefit of tlie people, and not for the office-holders. There were several thousand people in Butte whose interests would he put in jeopardy by the amendment, and lie should oppose it. A division of the house was called for and the amendment was lost, by the following vote : Ayes—Mitcheil, Browne, Hays and Kerley —4. Noes.—Aiken, Ford, Hundley, Morris and Toole.—5. The remaining sections of the hill were read and adopted, as they passed the house. The committee arose and the council went into executive session. Resumed with open doors, and the clerk was instructed to enter upon the journal that during the executive session the council had confirmed the following nominations by the governor: For territorial treasurer, D. H. Weston ; for notaries public, John Q. Bald win and James W. Forbis, Deer Lodge county ; Massena Bullard, Lewis & Clarke cotiuty ; Walter S. Corwin, Meagher county, and Horace R. Buck, Choteau county. HOISE-Thirty-First Day. MORNING SESSION. DeWolfe presented a petition from citizens of Butte for the passage of tlie Sunday law. He spoke highly of the character of the sign ers, and said that it came to him witli almost tlie force of a command. What he could not understand was why men of such intelligence required a law to make them do what they could do without any law. The petition was placed on file with tlie suggestion by Humber that no reflection should he cast on DeWolfe for not presenting it two days earlier. The committee on ways and means report ed C B 5, concerning costs in certain crimi nal cases, the majority recommending that it do not pass, and the minority, Beaeli and Pär chen, that it do pass. After debate the mo tion to refer the bili to the committee of tlie whole was lost, 10 to 11. The majority report was adopted. The same committee reported H B 42, re lating to county printing, recommeding that it do not pass, and tlie minority that it do pass. The motion to refer it to tiie committee of the whole was laid on the table by Hie follow ing vote : Ayes—Beach, t'hamhers, Corbly, Cullen, Davis, Eastman, Garlock, Harrington, Hum ber, Hauser, Rodgers, Wilson, Mr. Speaker. —13. Noes—Bell, Blake, Clem, DeWolfe, Ken nerly, Pärchen, Pat dee, Powers, Sedman, Sted mau—10. A communication was receivdd from the governor transmitting a petition from the cit izens Dawson county for tlie organization of that county ; referred to committee on towns and counties. Committee on towns and counties reported II B 60, to extend the boundaries of Gallatin county, with a recommendation that it pass. Committee on grazing aud stock growing, reported II 13 04, concerning barbed wire fences with amendments. Committee of the whole reported II B 45 with a recommendation that it he indefinitely postponed. Motion to adopt the report lost ; 9 lo 12. Bills made special orders for 7 o'clock this evening : Tlie report of tlie committee of the whole on 11 B 47, to repeal section 722 of the re vised statutes, adopted ; also 11 B 11, to pro vide for tlie election of officers in Beaverhead county and II B 6, to repeal the law consoli dating certain offices in Custer county. Tlie committee also reported II 13 74, concerning terms of office, with a recommendation that it pass. Donnelly moved to amended by excepting the superintendent of schools and the subor dinate officers of the , legislative assembly; adopted. »lie Jlimeiiei Kmclti r Tlie Montana Copper Company of New York are rapidly enlarging tlieir present facil ities for the reduction of ore The capacity of tlie matting furnace, which was fired up last fall, is entirely inadequate to tlie work of treating the amount of ore which can be roast ed in the reverberatory furnaces. For some time, therefore, a second furnace of tlie same size as tlie first and capable of smelting twelve tons of concentrated ore per diem has been in process of erection. It will lie completed this week, aud will start into operation on or before the 1st prox. With these two furnaces going j the daily output of copper matte will he be j tween ten and twelve tons. At the east eml j of the works another apartment is being ! erected in which will be built as soon as the weather will permit a blast furnace which [ will still further increase the productiveness j of the smelter and make it the largest con ' cern of tlie kind in the territory. Almut 300 1 tons of copper matte, carrying betw een fifty and sixty per cent, copper, awaiting shipment east. Local News. From Tuesday's Dally. No Cwitrts for Bun«. A dispateli was received in tills city yester day stat ing that Chief Justice Wade and As sociate Justice Conger have rejected tlie pro position to establish terms of tlie district court at Butte. This decision will exert an important effect towards inducing tlie favor able consideration by the council of house hill No. 0. At great expense, Manager W. B. Blaisdell lias engaged a vaudeville troupe, who are re hearsing some, entirely new pieces whicli will he presented tills week. Tlie members of the company are highly spoken of and we may expect some very interesting entertainments. Mr. Jack Martin Miss Foley and others remain as members of tlie new organization. Taylor'* 1 Iiralre The presentation of tlie " French Spy " at Taylor's opera house on Saturday night, the occasion being the benefit of Joe Dillon, was witnessed by an immense audience and gave the greatest satisfaction. The numerous sen sational scenes were admirably done and the performers were exceptionabiy well up in their lines. Joe Dillon, Gus Dunham and John Nutsen gave excellent satisfaction, tlie latter's impersonation of a female character being the best piece of that kind of acting yet seen in Butte. Taylor's theatre always lias something new and is a popular place for the boys to spend an evening. Sew l urk Netal Market. Lead —Early in tlie week large buyers en tered tlie market and purchased all the avail able supply of common domestic pig offered at 4f cents, to the extent of about 15,000 tons spot, and to arrive February and March, since when tlie price lias stillend up to 5| cents, ac cording to quantity and ruled firm. There lias been a good jobbing demand and tlie ten dency is towards a further advance. Refined lias been sold to tlie extent of 500 to 000 tons at 5 \ cents. Copper— With more inquiry, sellers have been asking higher prices and tlie market Inis ruled firm. Luke Ingot lias been sold at l9ji cents cash, but holders are now asking 19J cents which would have to be paid for a small parcel, while near futures are held at Ulf cents .—Xeto York Mining Record Jan uary 29. TUE URK CITY. Tlie Mining mi si nes* in Chienne Inter esimsr OuNsi|i Almut Iiiitiu people— Where irelcgAlc Meg in li Is ts.Ml tu Worn LHIks Tyler null I^avurk nf Use Academy er Music. Editor Butte min sue This city is fast becoming one ot the great est cities in tlie world for speculation in min ing stocks. Day after day new schemes are put on the market, some of them respectable and some of them worthless. A great many Chicago people have made fortunes within a few years in mining enterprises in the territo ries, and a great many others liaye come back dead broke. But when one man comes hack with a pile, and a hundred others don't, a hundred ami one more will start out for tlie land of gold and silver, each with tlie expec tation that he will be the lucky one to make a fortune. A few years ago a lawyer of small means went from this city to Colorado and lias lately returned witli wealth enough to build hundred thousand dollar business blocks, private residences and a theatre. Messrs. Field & Leiter, tlie great dry goods firm, are supposed to have made a million in mining speculations in Leadville. Such finds as these turn tlie heads of men eager to be come rich, and they often bite at mines that are too much "salted" to be satisfactory. There is a good amount of business tran sacted by the mining stock hoard organized here about a year ago. Only mines of known worth are listed on tlie board, and, as they charge a round sum for listing, the income from this source is sufficient to pay office ex penses and salaries. Charles Whitford, sou of Dr. Wliitforë, formerly of Butte, is preparing to follow the of the are at in <fc prol'essiou of bis father, and is studying hard at tlie Bennett medical college in this city, j He is said to be making rapid progress. William l'sacoe, of Butte, who lias been ! visiting friends in Wisconsin, is temporarily stopping in Chicago. Like all other residents of Montana he prefers its glorious climate to that ot Chicago. He returns to Butte in a few weeks. Wm. McDermott, of your citv, is visiting relatives aud friends in Chicago. He speaks glowingly of the future of Montana, and says Butte City will in a few years rival, if not surpass, any city between Omaha and San Fiaueisco. Mac lias many friends here, and they are glad of Ills success. Ue will remain a few weeks longer and then return to Moo tana. Ue is studying mining and chemistry | here. Mon!ana's delegate iu congress, Martin j Maginnis, lias many friends iu Chicago, and | occasionally stops here on his way to and j ! from Washington. The foreman of tlie i Tribune office worked with Martin when he used to stick type in Red Wing, Minn., and cue of tlie proof-readers entile same paper I stood shoulder to shoulder with him in tlie 1st Minnesota regiment, of which Mi. Magin 1 nis was major at tiie time it was mustered j out. I George Learock and Georgia Tyler, wli» j played in Butte City last summer, are at the Academy of Music here winning gôldfen opin ions for good work. Tlie theatre is one of 1 tlu* hands; nnest in tlie city. Gerald. i Cmcxu o, Feb. 1st, 1881. ------ -+ -f*. 4» ------ II lias h. ecu decided by e ; • i e i n hav ing in e* ergo t'ne forthcomi ng masquerade ball to l> ' given ««y the Silver City Orchestra, ; that, no ? ipecial invitations will he issued. However none but those known to he ladies and gentlemen w ill be adirtitted. M.IXOH ITEMS. [From Tuesday's Dally] The hotels are crowded. Moulton is selling at $3 in New York. Bell stock continues to find a ready market. Sinking lias been resumed in tne Gagnon. D. N. Dellinger went, east yesterday morn ing. Operations will soon begin on the new shaft of the National. The Omaha liée calls high bred horses and cattle beastly aristocrats. Next summer tlie finest hotel building in the territory will lie erected in Butte. A large number of commercial travelers are interviewing tlie Butte merchants. No transactions in Alice were recorded last week in New York, but tlie stock is held firm at $7.25. The telegraph wires east of Ogden were out of order yesterday, hence no afternoon dispatches. W. II. II. Bowers, one of the directors of tlie Moulton company, is expected to arrive in Butte from the east on the 15th inst. Tlie Omaha Bee says that " Montana shipped 25,006 pounds of furs and dear shins last year." What does the Omaha Bee mean? II. L. Frank left for Ills Cincinnati home yesterday. Tlie gentleman will be absent about three weeks, aud will visit New York city. The miners of Silver Reef, Utah, are on a strike, an eifert having been made by the Stoimont and Christy companies to reduce wages. S. Marcliesseau, of tlie firm of Marchesseau <fc Vaiiton was a passenger on yesterday's eastern bound coach. He goes east to buy goods. Frank Brown, who has been for several years in charge of Bielenberg & Doveuspeck's meat market, left for New York yesterday morning. Tlie Missoulian demands that we apolo gize for having said that it was printed on yellow paper. Certainly ; it was a kind of dirty brown. J. H. Robertson, of the firm of E. L. Bon ner & Co., arrived yesterday from Deer Lodge, en route to San Francisco and the east to buy goods. The Morning Star mine on Montana street will soon begin to make a record for itself, as a large body of first class ore will bn available for extraction as soon as tlie machinery can be started. Tlie firm of Hodgman & Baker lias been dissolved, the Virginia chop house being now under tlie proprietorship of the latter. A first class table will be set in tlie future as in the past. See notice. We have received tlie prospectus of the Ogden Daily Pilot, to he issued on and after tlie 25th inst. Ogden has always been a graveyard for newspaper ventures, but never yet enjoyed the luxury of having a respectable daily. We wish Mr. Littlefield success. Alien G. Campbell, Utah's delegate to con gress, and one of tlie directors of the Moul ton company, has returned lo Salt Lake from Washington, and will probably come to Butte. It is also reported that Henry Watter son, of tlie Louise Me Courier-Journal, will shortly visit Montana. The valley paper's jim-jam attack on the promoters aud supporters of the division bill has made it a very unpopular sheet iu Butte and Deer Lodge, A dispatch from the coun ty seat, received yesterday, states that a peti tion praying for the passage of H B 6 has been signed by over 200 residents of our sis ter city, and that the sentiments of the people are practically unanimous in favor of divis ion. What is tlie jim-jam weekly going to do about it ? fFrom Wednesday's Dally.) Some very good ore has been struck in the Hope. Grading continues on the Utah & Northern near the divide. The east shaft of the Anseimo continues to produce ore carrying a profusion of wire silver. The Butte Workingmen's Union will be j gj u t] le erection of a fine two story brick build* ! ing in tlie early spring. The Sheridan Messenger will soon be re moved to Dillon, where it will he issued weekly as the Dillon Tribune. Rev. i). J. McMillan,a Presbyterian clergy man of Salt Lake, a plesant and cultivated gentleman, paid the Miner office a visit last evening. J. S. Merritt and family and Miss A. M. Bond, of San Jose, C'a!., arrived in this city yesterday. Mr. Merritt has come to Mon tana to build up a new home. Mr. r. 1*. Newton yesterday leased Pettit's main street building for one year. The | gentleman proposes to stock it. up with a large and complete a-soi Client of drugs and clieiui cals. Mr. Newton's brother, who is a com | petent druggist, will he associated witli him j m the business, and will he resident partner. ] j ; ; Mr. Charles Header, who lias tieen for sev eral months in California, returned yesterday to Bulle. The gentleman made excellent use of liis time while absent, aud came hack contented and happy as a beuediet. The Miner extends its heartiest congratulations. The partner of his joys remains in California until sprin DXiùD. Thomas.—A t Rocker. > M illiain Watkui Tie 4 moths. Bosch __Al Butte. Fell. Will.am and Mary ! months and It) days. Frank, son of ged it years, 3 j TÄKEM OF. Came to our ranch nea» tne Hump. In Decern- ' her 1880. three Cows- me of them white one i witli a red head a: d neck and a short tail, about i s years oid ; another with a little red about the] head, 4 years ot t : the o il* r is red w till a short ■ lull. All hianded with an X on right hip. ' feb in-dat w.'t MILES BROS.