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local N ew s.
V, DECEMBER 27, 1881.
foni Tuesday's Daily
I paliers are indulging in a little
Inch may ot may not be décid
ât to the parties whose nanus
'trior has sold out his interest
saloon, on Quariz »treat, to his
Canovan. Mr. Taylor «sped»
real estait business with Mr.
ie remarkably fine weather pre
»round Butte, the supply of
dollars per cord has recently
demand. The condition of the
forded abundant opportunities
icucli^BjplIer detires to hare a cerrtc
]],, wish« ii slated that he bat
innitta of any Butte hotpital.
ir treat,mant by Dr. O. B. Whit
eves, about the 20th of latt
Euglcr for $250 a side, 300 polnla
d match Sunday night in Milol'a
Itrge audiencè. "Kid" Miller
140, Tlie match vas an intensely
ie, and was won by Eugler with
5, Miller having 50 points to go
linery in Ihe new Moulton mill
iupleta and auccassful operation,
lie stamps were dropped yester
* now running with regularity
outirely satisfactory, as far aa
sf ore crushed per day is con
la most enjoyable meeting of he
Society Sunday night, in Speck'»
8 Building. The evening passed
jeguiled with vocal and lustra
tions and several scenic repre
f popular parts tf classic Ger
äts. Mr. Dellen was in unusu
ce, and handled bit high natet
rom Wednesday's Daily.
nique continues to diaw large
ning of the Centennial Brewery
be a most attractive occasion.
.Ttirck are rteeiving a very hand
tent of elegaul gift and holiday
Albiez opened up last night an
ock stock of jewelry in Mrs. Kup
ain street store.
ing ball at Schlesioger's Liberty
ilkerville, pro misee to be an inter
well attended occasion,
ny a Gem ot purest ray serene,
unfat mined caves of ocean bear,
can a Gem b# seem, That, lurniih
ass bill of fare, Except in Butte.
k Wilson hare opened a cosy and
loon at the c<>rn«r of Bark and
itreets. The gentlemanly proprie*
i.Josikh Mitchell and Joseph \A'il
aud faveratily known iu Butte,
ilic Administrator will sell at pub
in front of the 1'roba c Court
1 o'clock this morning, the most
uaitz mining property vet offered
iale. Sale positive, to close an ce
ph I'. Heine, wlioBe name was
yesterday morning as having some
with the contract under which the
aod-choppers were working, wishes
it lie had;mo connection with any
ict, or with tlii* affair, and tha' be
uly white uteu.
ve match fortlie light weight chain
it Utah, between S'eveusou, of Salt
Dorougbty, of Boston, took place
day night at Waite's club home, in
City. We learn from the Tribune
a^cli was the hardest aver fought U
that for five rounds Stevenson wat
the mercy of the Hub man when,
indomitable pluck, he rose to the
and on the eighth round knocked his
out of time. The cup now balougs
he having won it three times,
ank Bosworth, of this city, received
telegram announcing the
eatb of hia elder and only brother,
Boswortb, Esq , of New Hampton,
he deceaaed was a classmate at
College, Ohio, of Presidents Hayes
Seid, and afterwards a gallant officer
idfial army. For s'xteen years lie
fficer of the Grand Lodge A. F . &
f Iowa, and Collector cf Internal
! for the Fifth Iowa District. At the
liir death Mr. Frederick Boswortli
liiar of the New Hampton Bank ot
dis brother li»a the sympathy of his
lends and pupils iu Butte inthissuti
81,000 REWARD
r about the firat day ot March, 1881, ;
ker-ln-law, Christopher Shetron, was
M « Pnebl *' Culo ™ d "' be "'* f
* of the head aud tin. bullet hole !
I up with a wooden plug, ihe ceio
try at the inquest fai.eu to discover
! cause of death, and the body «as J
friends iu Pennsylvania, who disoov
I fact that the deceased had been mur
I the manner aforesaid. the * m ''"
murderers are «till at l»ree, and l ,
e a reward of $1,000 for their attest
' C '° n ' JOHN BECKNEY.
Arrest und Conviction of tii©
urderers of Christopher ,
Bh«tron. I
Independent, Deo. *0.
r about the firat day ot March, 1881, j
ia, Montana, Dec. 19, 1881.
f- • ma Thursday'» Daily.
Answer Filed and Argument to Be
Heard To-Morrow.
Jud ;e T. A. Laapeyre, oi Laspayre & Mc
Bride, and John F. Forkis, E»q , leave this
morning for Deer Lodge, t# argue the appli
cation for a preliminary rastraining ordar in
the case of the inter Mountain Publishing
Company agaiott Legh K. Freeman. The
complaint was published last week in the
column« of the Miner, and the answer in
the case, which was filed yesteiciay, is this
■uoruiag published in full.
The preliminary argument will be made
t«-morrow before Judge W. J. G» braith, sit
ling in ehamhera, at Dear Lodge, and will be
based on the complaint and answer, and affi
davitaof probably a like tanor.
t lie answer is as loiiows.
In the District Court of the Second Judi
cial District of Montana Territory in and for
Silver Bow county. InterMouniain Publish
ing Co., plaintiff«, vs. Legh II. Freeman, de
fendant. Now comes the defeadant in the
above entitled action and for answer to
plaintiff's complaint herein déniés on iafor
niation and belief that at any time before or
after the 23d day of February, 1881, the said
plaintiff announced, or publicly published,
or declared, «r caused to be published, or
caused to h« made known publicly or gener
ally that it would establish a »ewspaper of
daily or weekly editions, tobe published iu
Butte City. M. T., or elsewhere, to be known
as the I rile r Mountain newspaper, or by any
other name.
And for further answer defendant denies
that the said newspaper, the Inter Mountain,
has become or is well er widely known as a
good or well edited or able newspaper ; de
nies that said Inter Mountain newspaper has
ever acquired any reputation or revenues that
would be considered worth nrcserving by any
respectable public journal In this or any other
community. Denies that the subscript'on
sales or advertisements of said Inter Movn
tain newspaper are any source s pr fit to
said plaintiff.
And further answsriug defendant alleges :
That the editorial department of said Inter
Mountain newspaper is in the hands of iu
competent persons, who plagiarize, pilfer and
purloin iroin other public Journals and news
And for further answer defendant alleges
on information and belief that said Inter
Mountain newspaper is not a source of profit
to s kid plaintiff', but that said paper is kept up
and su'tained by assessments up«n the delud
ed aud unwary stockholders in said corpora
tion, and by borrowing money to prop up and
sustain a frail and tottering fabric which
would otherwise fall f«r lack of legitimate
support and public patronage
x\at! far further answer defendant denies
that during Ilia year 1881, «r after the alleged
facts stated in said complaint, or at any other
lime in Butte City, Montana Territory or
elsewhere, he wrongfully or fraudulently or
inalicioualy prepared, published or printed or
offered for sale, or subscription, or advertis
ing, or still does priât, publish or sell or offer
for sale or subscription or advertisements,
any newspaper in imitation of said plaintiff s
newspaper, with intent to deceive, or to de
c ive tlie public or the buyers or readers, or
subscribers, or advertisers of any paper, or of
the one puhhsbad by plaintiff, or that he ever
published a paper iu imitation «f plaintiff's
■-en »paper.
De. iea that lie hss with intent to defraud
or deceive the public, or anyone, published
or caused to be published or printed, any
newspaper nearly similar ia name or device
K> plaintiff's newspaper.
And further answering defendant denies
that the newspaper published by him iu
Butte City, M. T. is a close or
any imitation of any name or deyice of any
newspaper published by said plaintiff .
denies that the use of the words " Inter -Moun
tain" or any words in connection with the
name of this defendant's newspaper, is or
was imitated, or calculated either to doeeive
ti e readers or purchasers, subscribers or pat
rols or advertisers of plaintiffs' newspapers,
or that it bus or does mislead or deceive many
or any of them, to purchase or subscribe for
or advertise in said defeadant'* newspaper,
in the idea or belief that it is or was the news
paper published or printed by said pl*.intill'.
And for further answer détendant denies that
by reason,of any acts of bis i«i the premises,
or by ary of the alleged facts set forth in said
complaint, that plaintiff has been damaged in
the sum of one thousand dollars, or in a»»
olbev sum whatever, or that plaintiff has
been damaged at all.
And for further defense to said action de
fendant alleges: that long before said plaintiff
incorporated aa "Inter Mountain ' Publishing
Company, and long prior to the publication
oi said Inter Mountain newspaper, to-wit: on
the 22d day of December, 1880, the said de
fendant,gave notice and announced in the
Glei dale Atlantis, a newspaper then pub
1,»had by him in Glendale, Montana Terri
tory, that he would marge several newspapers
then published by Win into one newspaper,
which would be known by the name of Inter
Mountains; that on the said 22d day ot »*'
; """ tljat lt „„ the intention of cWerd
P^ ^ #fiaid ann0 umement to puL
in the Territory of Montana to
! . deaiansted aa the "Inter Mountains.''
' P further answer defendant allege;
And for further answer twier
J , bal ou t |ie 22d day of Januaty, > .
j , 0 the iacorporatlon of plamtin,
* Dub iioaliou of said Inter Mountain
he rr-uublished in the Frontier
l , newspaper, he re puuitsneu
i IndtX , a ,„«.paper i
"mber 1880, "wore than three months prior j
" .............. " ' !
, —- of plailltl , K paper, the dc
I falllla „ t originated and was the first person in
i tbe Territory to originate the name of "Inf< r
jV <>>m/«iii»" as a suitable ».-* for a neaap.
ublishfd in Butt« i ity
hi, afo.es.hl notice and »»«ounce
____.tic ««me of "Inter
Montana, ms ---------
ment that he claimed the name
Mountains " fer a newspaper whieh he in
tended to publish in the Territory of Mon
Defendant further shows that on the
13th day tf March, 1881, and be
fore the publication of the "Infer
Mountain newspaper, he gave public notice
to the world through the Frontier Index, a
newspaper published iu Butte City, Monta
na, wanting all persons against inf ingtng
upon the name "Inter Mountain»," and that
^he claimed said name for a newspaper to b«
published by lnm.
And further answering defendant allege«:
That on the 19th day of March, 1881, die
printed and mailed to subscribers said Inter
Mountains', on the 20th day ef Match, A. D.,
1881, at the city of Butte, in the Territory of
Montana, he published the first copy of a
newspaper rtei : gnat"d by liame of "Inter
Mountains," the said name being the one
above referred te, and the same which ha had
long prior thereto originated and adopted for
a newspaper to be published bv him.
Defendant further answering alleges: That
on the 21st day of aiarch, 1881. and subse
quent to the publication of defendant'» pa
per, the "Inter Mountains," the said plain
tiff, sfter being pub icly notitisd of defen
dent's rights in tbe premises, aad being
warned against an infringement upon the
name "Inter Mountain," the said name and
device having i eeo claimed by defendant for
his said newspaper, did fraudulently and pi
ratically steal, take and adopt the name of
"Inter Mountain" for its newspaper, the
greater part of said name and device having
long prior thereto been adopted and used by
this defendant in the publication of his said
newspaper styled "Inter Mountains."
Defendant farther alleges: That by reaiou
of '.lie said acts of plaintiff, and iu unlawful
fraudulent and piratical theft of said news
paper name, he has been damaged iu the sura
of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars.
Wherefore defendant prays that plaintiff"»
prayer 1er relief, sought in said complaint be
denied, and that he have judgment for the
sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars and
ft)!' co3ts of suit.
Laspkyre & STcBiude,
Attorneys for Defendant.
Territory cf Montana, )
County of Silver Bo v. $
Legi. R. Freeman, being duly sworn, de
poses and says that lie is the defendant in
the above entitled action, that he has heard
read the foregoing anawer, and knows the
contents thereof; that the tame is true to his
own knowledge, except as to the matters
therein stated on information and belief, and
as to those matters he believes It to Ua true.
Legh K.Freeman.
Subscribed and aw«ru to before me this
17ib day of December, 1881,
F\ T. McBride, Notary Public.
Chinese Wood Choppers Dispersed
Arrest of the Aggressors.
We refrained Sur.daÿ morning Irom mak
ing any mention of the raid then mebitateil
agaiust the Chinese woud choppers near
Highland Park, for the reason that nothing
dsliuite was thon known in regard to tbe
matter. Sunday morning Constable "Cap.''
Owen, of this township, visited the scene-of
strife, between the head waters ot tha Silver
Bow creek aad Basin creek, a' out thirtean
miles from Butte. He went to the cabin of
Mr. Joel P. Catchings, in whoso emplvy the
Chinese are. Mr. Catching* has a contract
to supply several thousands cords of wood to
tlie Colorado and Montana Smelter at $4.50
per cord deliveied. Tlie Chinamen wer« in
his employment, cutting wood under a writ
ten contract, mail ' by him and a Chiba
man, a sub-contractor, by wbicli the China
men were to be paid from $1.25 to $1.50 per
cord for wood piled in the Park. Mr. Catch
ing* sta'ed that he felt obliged to employ
Chinese labor, as he must have tlie
wood, and had tried in vain to
get white men to take his contract
off ids hands at $1.56 per cord and an addi
tional bonus of $500. There were atioyt ten
Cbiuamen at work near Catching's cabin,
and others in the caasps ar*und. Some of
them, it is said, had become alarmed and
fled before Owea arrived. While lie was at
tbe cabin some two huudred and llnrteea
white men, lno-L uf them armed, rode up,
with the intention of driving the Chinese
away. Owen umlerteok to read tlie "riot
act" to them, but they greeted hint with
zroaus and execrations, and even threats of
p-rsoual violence. They seemed to be un
der the leadership of Chance L. Harris, Esq.,
assisted by James P. Malingly. Tlieir leaders
at this point commanded silence, and asked
that tlie peace officer he listened to respect
fully. "Cap" Owen ia the meantime had
noi tiinohed fora moment from the discharge
of his duty, aud at once attempted to arrest
tlie ring leaders. Tlie men declared that
they would'disperse, but only alter they had
driver, the Chinese from the timber which they
proceeded to do. The Celestials went away
without offering resistance, being laigely
outnumbered. Imputations were then sent
from the main force to other neighboring
camps, and the whole body of almosd-eyed
wood choppers was dispersed, with hew
lBUCl ' or ll0iv little rMista,,ce is not yet
j kuowI1 . I„ the meantime Constable Owen
! returned to Butte, sumniohtd a posse to aid
turn in enforcing the law, and will leave to
day or to-morrow for tlie timber, with the in
lemuicMf.fiu .w «»».-.-v.
■alawful assemblage and iu
I be charge
.grave ** f j ' J *"j Ta te r i Mi ta . "
terference with private riguis.
tention of dispersing the rioters. Be will
r r :=
c'a». -S". « ••
The Regular Trains Run In to the
Butte Depot To-morrow.
When tbe Northern Pacific trains reached
Miles City there was a general public rejoic
ing, aad it la not improbable that there will be
some similar demonstration naa''e to-mor
row, in this city over the event announced
in the following »jaeciai dispatch to the
Miner : >
Silver Bow, Dec. 19, 1881.
Editor Mikef, Butte:—A ll trains run
through to Balte Wednesday night, the 21st,
and will leave Butte Thursday morning, the
22d, running régulai ly after that. time.
E. T. Hulaniski.
We published a day or two since a full de
scription of the handsome depot building now
rapidly nearing completion. A liberal public
pirit and busiueaa enterprise would suggest
an illumination to-morrow night, and appro
priate action on the part of tlie Mayor and
city authorities, and large shippers, aa well
as the titizeus generally, no one of whom
can fail to be materially benefited by Ibis
event, so long and anxiously expected.
Divide Notes. -
Mr. Charles Wunderlich, Jr.,'is reaovering
from a mild attack of tbe small pox, or vari
oloid, and is now able to go out of tbe honae.
It turns out that tlie two wood chopper« who
came to Divide from a He camp in the hills,
last Tuesday, had unmistakable cases of
small pox There are however bo recent de
velopment! iu the disesae in the Wunder
lich neighborhood. The cabin at the tie
camp, about three miles from Divide, at
which the wood chopper died tome two
weeks sgo, was burned down, aud ail his ef
tects destroyed.
From 'Wednesday'! Daily
The Penalties for a Disregard of Its
A warrant was issued yesterday afternoon
from the Police Ceurt for one Charles Shad
dock, who was mentioned some weeks ago,
when quarantine regulations were established
iu this city, as having been confined at tlie
house of Mrs. Drake, on East Park street,
with a mild case of small pox. Tlie City
health authorities then made proper rales in
regard to the length of time persens who were
recovering from the disease must be kept
confined, and it became llm legal duty of
Marshal Venable and Special Policeman
Manson T. Lotb te enforce these rules. This
they have done tealously and faithfully, but
not without resistance, as was again i.lustrât
ed yesterday afternoon. An old Chinaman
named Oolu Jack, who figured in tlie Police
Court and in rite o'unins of the Miner
some two months ago as the keeper of an
"opium joint," went to the Drake residence
and insisted on forcing his way in, against
the quarantine rules, for tlie purpose of tak
ing away an old scrubbing brash which he
had left there on a former occasion. Mr.
Doeb, who was in charge of the quarantined
premises, attempted to reason with the man,
and told him he might spread the disease if l e
went iu hut Oolu Jack's temper failed him just
at this point, and he struck Lueb iu Hie nose
and made a rush to enter. Loeb, of course,
resorted to force, and administered several
blows which brought the old man to a real
izing sense o r the dignt > of the law, and ex
ercised a rersuasive effect on hi., opium
clouded brain.
In the meantime, as is alleged, Mr. Shad
dock seemed in dined to aid and abet Oolu
Jack's entrance, and after the latter liad con
cluded to retire, Shaddock, it is said, went
out into Park street aud began reciting the
wrent,» of the aged Celestial to a crowd of
R i . „ lie was reminded of tlie quarantine
regulations, which still prevented his ming
ling with ou'siders, hut declined to retite.
A warrant was accordingly sworn out befoie
Judge Wilcox, charging him with a violation
of City Ordinance No. 20, Section 28, as fol
lows :
"All persons 1 aving small pax, or^ other
contagious or infectious diseases, in this city,
who shall refuse to go or cannot be taken
therefrom to tlie small pox hospital, city hos
pital or other places which m,y he designat
ed by tlie Mayor, or by tie Board ot Health,
am hereby required to be kept closely confined
within tlieir respective dwellings or places of
abode, and any person failing or neglecting to
comply with the requirements of this section
shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and ou conviction thereof, shall he lined in a
not less than $10.Ut) nor more than $100
costs. Armed witii this by
means trifling authority Mar
shal Venable visited the scene ot
action and soon restored quiet-_
Tli© Wood Conflict.
About nine o'clock yesterday morning con
stable "Cap" Owen left Butt*, with a posse
of about a sc«re of men, for the scene of the
recent conflict between white men and Chi
nese woodevopper*. The names of some
twelve or thirteen of the white men who are
charged with committing a breach of the
were mentioned in tlie warrant, along
with ««me two hundred other disturb*rs of
the peace whoso names were unknown.
which the warrant is based
tl " 1. defendants have been guilty of the
that the .. . .!.
nunished by a nne oi nom ouc •
do i îftIS am j confinement in Ihe Territo
criu , e of uula wtul interference with priyale
, srr. iu ..... *...... s —:
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rial p ison for a term of not less than or more
than three years, or by both such fine and im
Last evening about six o'clock Constable
Owen r«t»nied with six prisoners. The man
alleged to bave been a leading spirit in tit«
affray escaped on the way baek to Butte. Tbe
six prisoners were arraigned in the Police
Court, and le'eased on bail, giving bond i.i
tbe sura af two hundred dollars each for
their appearai ce. They will be tried this af
leriuon, and for that reason we mention no
names. Among tbe prominent men who went,
or. '.heir bond were Geoffry Lavelle, J. T. Ar
gyle, Win. McNamara, J. H. Curtis, Valen
tine Kroft and KobertMcMinn. The prison
ers are said to be American citizens with one
or two exceptions, and claim entire inno
cence of any participation iu the oefl'nse
charged against them.
of their Operations in
From «Mr. O. P. Blain we learn that tlie
citizens of Butte have been quite prompt to
lake advantage of the opportunities now for
tlie first time afferded to them of procuring
pure drinking water (
The main five-inch pipes have been extend
ed from tlie upper Main street reservoir
down Main to Park street, while subsidiary
two-iueli pipes have bean run east and west
on Park stieet, east on Broadway and Gran
ite street«. It is the contemplation to run
tne pipe west on Broadway at an early dale.
The pipe will be extended we,t to tbe
bridge on Park street.
Ou East Broadway one-inch service pipes
have beeu already put in to supply tlie Gem
Restaurant. On Main street, Messrs. Fitchen
and Tom White, aud the Virginia Chop
House will he ia use of water in a very few
days. Messrs. King & Lowry, Header, Beil,
Fosterifc Co., Owsley <!t Valiton, Gwin, Fisher
and Nessler already have service pipes run
ning into tlieir places of business.
The Water Company is new selling water
to regular monthly customers from their two
puhlic hydrants, one near the upper Main
street reservoir, a id the other opposite the
Miner's Union Hall. There are twelve or
fourteen families now using water from these
two hydrants at a cost of $2.50 per month to
each family.
Next spring another large main will be
laid down Montana street to connect, with
the oilier reservoir.
Six Men Killed and Wounded in the
Esmeralda Mine.
Full particulars have re tched this city l y
private letter, of the recent horrible disasUr
in the Black Hills. Tuesday morming, De
cember 13th, a heavy shelf of cement in the
Esmeralda mine fell without a moment's
warning on the six men who were excavating
beneath it. Thomas Bogy, a well-known
and respected member of tlie Miners' Unioe,
aud James Walker, a tool-carrier, and a na
tive of GGsgow, Scotland, were instantly
killed. Robert lieed and E. H. Callahan
were seriously injured internally and badly
crushed about the hips. William Hines was
bruised in tlie back and had bis lelt foot bad
ly mashed
Tins overhanging shelf was water-seamed
and was considered dangerous. Says the
Black Hills Times, commenting on the cas
ualty :
In such an accident as this some one is
criminally to blame. In this instance we do
not pretend to say who it is, but tins much is
certain : someone will get slaughtered hav
ing rich relatives, who will ascertain in tlie
courts where the fault lies, and a heavy bill
of damages will be the result. Iu some
mines there is a criminal disregard for the
safety of employes, which the law will some
day compel them to pay for.
Amateur Fire Department.
There was quite a little blaze about half
past eight o'clock on Main street, in front of
Barnett's. A pile of packing paper and straw
was burned, and by the bright light of the
harmless conflagration, carefully watched by
tw© policemen, a sailor who liad evidently
lost hia bearings might have been seen at
least three and a half seas over. The hardy
son ef the sea had an anchor worked on tlie
front of his blue shirr, a slaughter house on
the bridge of his nose, and a shanty over Ins
light eye. For a time ite lay on the platform
in front of Clark's bank, completely over
come by bis spiritual exertions and called
loudly for assistance in putting out tbe fire.
Then lie threw bis hat away and desperately
sat down »poll tbe fire, doubtless In ping thus
to put it out. Persens ara frequently extin-|
"tiished in this way, but tires seldom, and lie i
was rescued by the strong arm of the law j
from hia perilous position. He dreamed he j
was the hoy that stood on the banting deck, j
ami swore lie would never give up tbe ship. ;
He was persuaded, after burning a bole in j
the seat of his pants,
that his cabin giants
fire went out.
seek the seclusion
About that time the
i -
j interesting Developments in
, Mine,
! It is not generally known in Balte, yet of j
.!. t ,.. elt i 0 those who are acquainted with the I
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SO ounces are now run through daily
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From Thursday's Dally >j - —
-- «y*
Arrival of the Firat Passenger Train
on the Utah & Northern
A teu minutes put 11 o'clock last nigh
tl e first regular passenger train of the Utah
* N Them road ran into the Butte depot,
a»d received a ln-arty welcome from several
hundred citizens who had assembled iu lion«r
of the occasion. No reasonable man cau fail
to see the advantage of having at his do«ra a
regular through li e of first-class coiwnut
nieatioa with tbe outside world, and although
no organized effort was made to extend
a formal welcome to the incoming messen
ger of civilization, still tlis large assemblage
aad the enthusiastic cheers of greeting gave
evidence of the general appreciation of what
must he reckoned the most notable event in
tlie history of Butte, the inetropolia of Mon»
tana, and tlie queen of western mining camps.
Soaae ferty cr fifty passengers came upou the
tra.in, and some score of omnibuses, hacks,
transfer wagons end private carriages ware
ready to receive them. The newly finished
and comfortable f eight, office in tha general
freight depot was crowded with intareated
citizens and business men, most
if not all of whom were agreeably
surprised to s-e the extensive arrangements
made by the L'taliife Northern for tbe recep
tion »nritrans»ussion of freight and passen
gers. Os behalf of the road Messrs. Mc
Queeney, the chief baggage-master, Conners,
general freight agent, l'idcock, Maycock, aud
Bulaniski, were ou hand with a generous
welcome for all.
Pete Mlllan had the honor of being the
first conductor to ran a regular passenger
train into the new depot, and lie and the
other train employes were doubtless ranch
gratified at the greeting they receives from
the ladies, business men and citizens of
Butte. Some two score or more offsir hands
waved a friendly welcome, and the general
enthusiasm found Tent iu long and
lepeatsd cheering. Owing to the cold weath
er and lack cf accommodations the regular
pro. ramme was uot carried ont, and the
speecnes, which were naturally to be expect
ed ou such an occasion, were deferred
Several amusing incidents varied the en
joyment of the occasion, not the least among
which was the cordial aad ceremonious ad
dress • xtended by our worthy Mayor to Mr.
George W. Irvin, who was tlis first dis
tinguished visitor to step from the Pullmarr
sleeping car.
Altogether there can he but one opinion of
tbe unanimity and cordiality with which
Butte lias velconsd the civilizer ot tbe
present age, and the Miner joins heartily
n this univer«al sentiment of rejoicing.
Theatre Comique.
A crowded and delighted audience assem
bled at this popular place of amusement to
witness the gigantic programme of novelties
given there last evening. The entertainment
began w ith an elevated first part, ten band
so.ne young ladies elegantly costumed, in
beautiful songs and ballads. Then followed
a brilliant olio of specialties and ludisreus
negro sketches, and finally wound up with
Chari«« Adams' laughable Dutch farce en
tiled, "The Dutch Shoemaker," sending
everybody borne in a good humor; the
general verdict was, "The best show ever in
The Butte Library Club.
This is an asiociatiin of young ladies and
ami gentlemen for the pu-pose ®f instituting
a public library iu Butte. Their first public
entertainment will take place Friday and
Saturday nights tbe 30th and 31st of Decem
ber, in Caplice Hall. "Nick of the "Woods,'
and a farce called "The Silent Protector"
have been selected aud are now being re
hearsed with a competent cast. Mr. Frank
Boswortb has charge of the performance as
general stage manager and instruc or, and
there is good reason te expect» most enjoya
ble 'entertainment.
The Clear Grit.
We mentioned some ta i days ago the fait
that a rich s'leak of j ay or> had been struck
in the foot of the Clear Grit shaft,at a depth
of eighty five feet. S'Viral tons of or* then
taken out averaged over 100 ounces in silver'
and $50 ill gold. It was stated last evening
bv a gentleman who had been in the mine
that several exceedingly handsome speci
mens of wire and native silver were taken
out yesterday. The Clear Grit promises to
be another recent addition to tlie list of the
bonanzas of Butte.
Masonic Election.
i At a meeting of Mount Moriah Lodge, A.
j F . & A. M., No. 24, held at their hall last
j evening, the following were elected officers
j f , r the ensuing Masonic year:
; 11. G. Valiton— W? M.
W. F. Sbanley-yS. \\ .
George Thirloway—J. W.
J. R. Clark—Treas.
Joseph V. Long—Sec.
The installment of llie officers will take
placqon Tuesday evening, Dec, 27th inst.
j countered in the
I hundred foot level
Strike in the Stevens
rich body of ore was en
ast drift on the two
Stevens mine.
Specimens of the ore ran be seen at the otic)
,n ne se<
ich ore will be brought to the sur
ackwowledgin? the re
i Maçlnnls of copies of
>rd for the late Session
of Congress.
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