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From the Daily Herald of December 11. IlClTH OF JOH3T MEADLI.1. A promising: Young: *»» «<'"« to *" Karl} «rave. an (ill To the Editor of the Herald: Our community has sustained a severe loss bv the sudden death of our young and highly esteemed friend, John Meadley, which sad event occurred at Pony, on Saturday, the 25th of November, at 8 o'clock p. m. His remains were brought to Mr. Bombay's residence in .Jefferson valley, where deceased has made his home for several years, and on Tuesday, the 28th, followed by a vast con course of sympathizing friends, were borne to the Fish Creek burial grounds, where they were interred with appropriate religious serv ices, conducted by Revs. W. Van Orsdel and E J. Stanley. The Good Templars, of which order he was a worthy member, marched in procession and buried him with the honors of the order. The services were impressive throughout. I leeeased was born in England, and was near: v 20 years of age. He came to this countrv with liis uncle four years ago, and bv his honesty, integrity, temperate habits, an ! his cheertul disposition, won the respect -teem of all around him, and by his in v and frugality he bade fair to succeed well in business. Rut, alas! for human ex pectations. Suddenly cut down by the fell destroyer in tiie vigor of early manhood, his loss is keenly felt by us all, and will be es pecially by à good old mother and an affec tionate sister away across the deep in Eng land, who are little dreaming of the sad, sad news that will soon reach them. May the blessings of that God who alone can comfort and bind up the broken heart, rest upon the widowed mother, the devoted sister and other relatives and may He help us all to be always ready, inasmuch as we know not the houi when the Master will call for us. s - Whitehall, December 7, 1870. Personal. Wm. II. Hudson, of Sun River, gave us a call to-day. Mr. Hudson will spend the win ter in Helena. _C. Griswold, of Boulder Valley, was in the city to-day attending to business in the U. S. Land office. —I). J. Welch and H. H. Zenor, two of the representative business men of Deer Lodge, arrived from the West Side last night. They will return home to-morrow. _Dr. jiio. W. Power and Col. M. C. Tbum arrived on the coach from Benton last night. The former is en route to the Arkansas Hot Springs U» \hi treated tor rheumatism, and the latter is on his return east. —Major Guido Ilges, 7th Infantry, com mandant of Fort Benton, arrived by Govern ment ambulance last night. The Major is ac companied by Mrs. Capt. Williams and lit tle daughter. They are booked at the Cosmo politan. _Among our friends from outside camps registered at the Cosmopolitan, are the fol lowing: G. A. Kehrn, Mitchell gulch; R. 1). Cotter, Jimtown; James Mayne, J. S. Buswell, Canyon Ferry ; R. B. Loomis, G. L. Buswell, A.. Spencer and Wm. Angel, Cave gulch. Dentil of C ol. (»«». Stay. Col. Geo. May, for many years a prac titioner at the Helena bar, and well known throughout the West, died in Yankton, Da kota, on the 21st ult., of typhoid pneumonia, alter a brief illness. The Press says he had every attention paid him and the best medical aid, but from the commencement his case was bevond medical skill. Col. May, duiing his life had tilled many places of honor and trust, had been District Judge iu Iowa, a member of the Legislature of Nebraska, and a Colonel in the Union army during the rebellion, liis age was G8 years. _____ —449^ ►* -- Grain Contract. Mr. C. W. Hoffman informs us that the Quartermaster at Fort Ellis has notified him that the War Department has cut down the rations for all public animals, and that only about 450,000 lbs will be required on his con tract of 000,000 lbs. This action was neces sitated by the scant appropriation made by Congress for the support of the department. — Courier. Religious. The second quarterly meeting for Silver Star Circuit Montana district, will be held at Boulder City, Jefferson county, commencing on Sunday 24th inst. Services at 11 a. m. and OdiO p. m. on Sunday and may continue over Christmas day at same hours. Rev. David Morton of Helena will be present. All are cordially invited to attend. E. J. STANLEY, Pastor. BREVITIES. —Thirteen steamboats will winter at Yank Ion. —The Avant Courier is now published semi-weekly. —The County Treasurer of Madison has collected $34,000 taxes. —J. E. Cleston will give a dance at his hotel, iu Salisbury, Christmas evening. —The Lott Bros at Twin Bridges announce a social party and supper at their house on New Year's night. —It is reported that the Wolf Mountains gold diggings have proven a failure, and that the stampede to that region has ceased. —Henry Elling, of Virginia City, has sold the Rising Sun Mill to L. C. Moreland for the Sum of $7,000. Mr. Moreland will operate the mill on quartz from the Strawberry lode. The Situation of SlttlBf Bull. On the 20th ult., Gen. Miles, with a portion of his command moved up the Missouri from Peck to co-operate with another part of his command on the Dry Fork, it being re ported that Sitting Bull was moving towards Carroll to seize the ammunition there in the hands of the traders. A company of in fantry under Capt. Bennett preceded the main command, and by forced marches reached Carroll on the 28th. Gen. Miles, when fifty miles below Carroll, learned through his scouts that Sitting Bull had turned back, and was then between the Dry Fork and the Missouri, in what is known as the Bad Lands of Squaw Creek, and Capt. B. s company left Carroll on the 30th, on the South side of the Missouri, moving East, to close up the gap between the main command and the Dry Fork detachment. The distinguished Indian warrior who is now reduced to a hundred braves or so, cannot escape East on account of the force at Peek of Gen. Hazen's com mand, nor South on account of the Dry Fork and Yellowstone force, nor West on account of Gen. Miles, and there is but one alternative from surrendering, that is to cross the river and escape north to the British Territory. of Helena held on the From the Daily Herald of December 12. Masonic Election. At a regular communication Council No. 9, R. and S. M., evening of December 11th, 18<0, the follow ing officers were elected to serve for the ensuing Masonic year : T. I. G. M.— J. R. Boyce, Sr. I). I. G. M.— VV. E. Frederick. P. C. W.—Dan'l Jewitt. Treasurer.—A. M. Holter. Recorder.—George Booker. C. G.—Henry Souuefield. C. C.— A. J. Fisk. Marshal,— M. M. Holter. Sentinel.-7-Sam. Schwab. personal. — H. T. Conner, of Meagher county, gave us a call yesterday. _Mr. J. C. Drinkwater, of French Bar, was in the city yesterday. —L. H. Hershfield returned home last night from Eastern Montana. —Col. Thum and Dr. Power left on the coach this morning for the States. —Mr. P. B. Clark and wife arrived last night and are stopping at the International. —Len McCullough left for the States this morning accompanied by his wife and child, and will be absent about four months. Census of School Cbiiaren. W. D. Smith, a few days since, completed the census of school children in the Helena School District, with the following result : White children between 4 and 21 years of age.................................................681 White children under 4 years of age.......235 Colored children.................................. Total. .935 Pbllipsbursr Hems. We are informed that Mr. J. K. Pa.dee ha* bought for Eastern capitalists the recently developed property of Murray & Durfee, and will form thereon a new company, to be called the " Murray & Durfee Silver Mining Company,', with a capital of $1,000,000. It will commence active operations in a very short time. The principal development on this property consists of the Shark tunnel, iu 340 feet, and now nearinir the ore body de veloped in the Sharktovvn lode. The Shark town has a shaft 60 feet deep, with a vein of extra good ore the entire depth, varying in width from 18 inches to 5 feet. A 00 foot level has just been started. There are 100 tons of ore on the dump. It is a compact vein, lying between the Granite and Limestone. Good judges pronounce it one of the best mines in the camp, if not the best, which is saying a good deal. * * * The Northwest Company is running in good shape. They have just completed the hoisting works and have let a contract to sink the main shaft 110 feet. Mr. Lee, the new Superintendant, is pushing things despite the cold weather. The addition to the mill for the new cylinder is about complete. The mill w T as to shut down on the 5th inst. to allow the new cylinder to be put in place, and when all four cylinders get to work there will be plenty of " bricks." The Hope Company mill was idle a few days waiting for castings from Helena. The mine is looking splendid.— Northwest. -- — *--- •»Old Emigrant." One of our subscribers, writing from Chico, Yellowstone Valley, says: "Old Emigrant has turned out satisfactory to all employed here this season. J. H. Aylesworth is our merchant and is doing a thriving business. The weather has been exceedingly beautiful here this fall, and we have had no snow in the valley of any note up to the present date.' BREVITIES. —Deadwood city claims a population of 3,000. Two inches of snow—first of the winter fell to-day. —A salute of 21 guns was fired to-day in honor of the election of Hayes and Wheeler. —The last of the freight at Cow Island, destined for Benton and Helena, left that point about three weeks ago. A salute of twenty-one guns was fired to day from the lofty bluff South of Helena, in honor of the election of Hayes and Wheeler. Tiie colored men handled the gun that fired the salute that told the people that Hayes and Wheeler were elected. — Hartz, the wizard, will give an entertain ment to-morrovv (Wednesday) evening, on the corner of Rodney and Breckenridge streets, under the auspices of Masters Roberts and Sands. From the Daily Herald of December 13. PEN PICTURES. Centennial, Quaker City and other Etchings. [special correspondence of the herald.] Taking a trip around the grounds, we stop at Machinery Hall, watch the Corliss en gine controlling by its movements all the ma chinery in the building ; next take a peep at the glass works, and then visit different State buildings, ending with Kansas and Colorado, the most interesting of all. As you enter the door a mountain scene has been improvised for the occasion. Rock and hill-side are vis ible ; trees here and there ; a mountain lion is in the act of springing upon a deer; Mr. Jack Rabbit is running with his ears erect in ap parent alarm; hunters arc seen in the back ground ; a stream of water is trickling over the ledge, and small birds are drinking where the spray has collected in the clefts of the rock. It was very pretty indeed. A pyramid of fruit, surmounted by a large apple, is in the center of the hall, showing WHAT KANSAS AND COLORADO CAN DO in that line. Over the pyramid is suspended a large-sized Centennial bell, woven from different kinds of grasses and grain. A num ber of glass cases contain stuffed birds, na tive to that section of country, prepared by a Mrs. Maxwell, of Colorada. There are pho tographs of this lady handed to visitors, rep resenting her leaning on a gun and dressed in bloomer costume—a style that would make the handsomest lady in the world look hide ous. In the building are stuffed animals— the buffalo, mountain sheep, the gaunt prairie wolf, etc. A live rattlesnake in a glass case, either annoyed with the heat or the crowd around him, w r ould crawl along, and every little while raise his grey neck, his eyes glit tering, and strike at the glass of tiie case en closing him. THE NEW ENGLAND KITCHEN wdll bear more than a casual inspection. It is the old cabin home, which we of the moun tains nave been so long accustomed to. Trail ing plants—the woodbine and scarlet bean— are growing outside under the windows of the domicile, and their green tendrils, creeping over every tangible spot, almost conceal the face of the building. A little plot of ground in front of the cabin is laid out in tiny beds, where old-fashioned flowers—old maid*,pinks and bachelor buttons—are blooming side by side. But within one would suppose that all the ancients had met in council. There is the old-fashioned spinning wheel and the hand woven linen sheets on a high-post canopied bed-stead, more than tw'o hundred years old, (the sheets I mean) once part of the marriage dower of a daughter of one of the old-time Governors of Massachusetts. The goose hangs from the spit in the huge old-fashioned fire place ; a ladder leads to the loft, where an ancient dame is arranging the family sleeping apartment ; the hour-glass is slowly dropping its sands to mark the time of day, and that baby in the cradle must have been a most undemonstrative little Puritan. It never cried a whimper, though crowds were throng ing through the rooms, and mirth-provoking sallies made at random over every unexpected trifle which attracted particular attention. Entering the woman's pavilion, we see an jnusual display of fancy articles, needle-work, embroidery, etc. The finest, I think, was wrought by the sisterhood iu the nunneries of Montreal and St. Hyacinthe, Canada. Some interesting groups of statuary are to be seen in this building ; also paintings in water and oil colors—all women's work. But the most ambitious display of articles by any lady at the Exposition was, I think, that of Mme. Demorest in the Main Building. On a raised dais, enclosed by a chain drawn around, was all the various novelties of fash ion, and facing the aisle a life-size figure of Eugene, ex-Empress of the French. Judging from the almost faultless features, the eyes and auburn hair, one woutd suppose that the Empress was lineally descended from those old-time invaders of Andalusia. The ALGERIA AND TURKISH BAZAARS attract considerable crowds, probably from their very novelty. In the latter it was amus ing to see Young America smoking those long-stemmed pipes, filled with narghileh or chibouk, with a certain comme il faut man ner, as if they had been accustomed to them all their lives. The Chinese and Japanese bazaars, seemed to carry on a thriving business selling opium pipes to the uninitiated Anglo Saxon. In Horticultural Hall, a scene of almost unparalleled beauty awaits us. In one apart ment we might fancy for a moment that, by some spell of enchantment, we had suddenly found ourselves in the heart of some grand old South American forest. All that is want ing are the swarms of brilliant butterflies and brightly plumaged birds which for the lack of Heaven's choicest gift of song to elicit the generous,love-abiding sympathies of the heart, have caught from the rain-bow, the sea-green wave of ocean, and the sun set flames of the Orient, ali their sparkle and glitter, the emer ald tints and cerulean hues, to charm the senses by the splendor and gorgeousness of their attire. STATELY PALM-TREES rise, their tops crowned with foliage, wnile shrubs less pretentions form a tangled under growth of leaves and verdure. Who blames the Arab, the wild Bedouin of the desert, for regarding an oasis of floral beauty with a spirit of veneration ? Passing through a cor ridor, we seem to have entered > semi-Artic region—ferns, mosses and lichens growing in profusion. The patient, calm-eyed reindeer, or his master clothed in furs, is alone wanting to complete the illusion. But enough of this. The visitor to Philadelphia will find MANY OBJECTS AND PLACES OF INTEREST to invite his attention, independent of the Centennial. There is the Masonic Temple on Broad street, the new Custom House, as yet unfinished, innumerable churches and places of worship, Girard College, Zoological Gardens, and—on the principle, that the last shall be first. INDEPENDENCE HALL, where the chimes of the old bell, now cracked and dismantled, first sounded forth the deter mination of three millions of people to sever the bonds of fealty to the mother country. The building remains the same, just as it was first built previous to tbe Revolutionary War, all except the floor, which 1 believe has been twice renewed. On the walls of the Assem bly room are the portraits of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and many of the noted men in the past history of the Republic ; also the original chair once occu pied by John Hancock, and the table on which the Declaration of Independence was signed. In a second room, which is a sort of MUSEUM OK REVOLUTIONARY HEIRLOOMS, is a door pierced with bullets, and a drum beaten at the battle of Germantown ; a dagger taken from the Hessians at Trenton; a pew from Christ Church occupied at different times by Washington, Lafayette and Frank lin ; also, the bell rung during that terrible winter at Valley Forge, to signal the ap proach of the British—the American army at that time nearly starving and easily tracked by the blood of their feet on the snow. Unto God and God alone Washington appealed in that fearful crisis, for unless He extended His right arm, potent to uphold and to save, there was no hope for the liberties of the American people. Before leaving Indepen dence Hall, we notice many fine paintings which adorn the walls of the Museum—por traits of William and Mary, George III., William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Lord North, Charles IL, etc. ; also, William Penn's treaty with the Indians. In this hall is a brewing bowl brought over by William Penn in the ship Comfort, and many other old relics too numerous to mention. GLIDING UP THE SCHUYLKILL in one of the little steam ferries that dot the river, past Wisfa'niccon Creek, forming part of the property bequeathed by Benjamin Frankliu to the city of Philadelphia, for sup plying the place with wholesome water ; past the Falls of the Schuylkill, now no longer the Falls, as, when filling the lake in Fair mount Park, these rocks were covered with water, so that vessels can now pass over them with impunity; silently and softly we ap proach Laurel Hill Cemetery, terraced down to the river's brink and overlooking the water, while the brow of the hill above is covered witn a very forest of costly monu ments—the LAST OUT OF LOVE to the departed, in token of that affection which spans two worlds, the life that is and the life which is to come. Over some graves were broken pillars, so significant of life cut off in its prime ; over others a tablet, and on the tablet a scroll rolled up, as if to say, my work on earth is done, my life's record ac complished, rolled up like this scroll in the bosom of eternity. On the head-stone over the, grave of an idolized wife was a rose apparently falling, as if broken from the parent stem. A band of Angels, with upheld hands, caught the rose as it fell. On the stone at thefoot of the grave was the simple, touching word, " Darling." At the entrance of the cemetery is a chapel. At its right, leading up the carriage way, and directly^ in front is a porch cut in stone—Scotch granite, if I remember right. Within the porch is a group of statuary, Sir Walter Scott in con templative posture, while OLD MORTALITY is resting on a grave, the implements of his work in his hand. His horse is tethered near him. From the enclosed circle of the graves of one family, I clipped a} spray of Irish Yew to send as a souvenir to a very dear friend in Montana, but unfortunately have lost it. Silently and reverently we left the place, while the Autumn Sun flecked w T ith light the shadows on the river. MRS. TAYLOR. Portland, Me., November 27, 1876. BREVITIES. —Doc. Rotwitt, ye Canyon Ferry landlord, advertises a ball on Christmas night. A jolly good time they always have at the balls given by Rotwitt, —Fully two hundred persons have had small-pox in Ogden this fall, and of these thirty-four died. Yellow flags have been dis played on 45 houses. —Ogden Freeman. —The report that a village of Shoshones had been murdered by the Sioux turns out to have only been partly true. The attacking party were Cheyennes and Arapahoes, the Shoshones numbering about fifty lodges, the other party being four or five to one. The Shoshones lost one man, three women and two children killed and three men wounded ; the other party nine killed and nine wounded. personal. —Allen Stuart, of Centerville, came in yes terday with a load of flour, which he dis posed of at fair prices. _District Attorney, J. K. Toole, left on the coach yesterday morning for the States, where he will spend the winter. —Col. Geo. Ciendennin is booked to leave on the overland to-morrow for the States. The Colonel will spend the winter in Wash ington, his old home, and return to Montana early in the spring. 20 SI P. $8 so Missouri River. It was reported yesterday morning early that the steamer Gen. Meade was frozen in some fifteen miles above Yankton, and the icy condition of the river rendered this re port most probable. It was therefore ac cepted as the truth, and all hands said it was rough on the boat. From the levee, up and down the river as far as the eye could reach, an unbroken field of ice presented itself to view. It had gorged a few miles below town, and all the floating pieces had filled the river for miles above and then frozen together. Under circumstances like these, it was a matter of genuine surprise to see the single stack of the Meade rounding the point above town yesterday forenoon. She had a full head of steam on and was working her way slowly through the ice to gain her winter harbor. Her progress was not rapid, but continuous, and finally the boat w r as brought opposite tbe upper warehouse, and after two or three hours labor, a landing was effected and tbe boat made fast to shore. Captain Mason may feel proud of his success in nav igating the frozen Missouri. For the last ten days lie has encountered severe storms, and has been man} - times driven to the shore by winds and floating ice. But be stuck to bis work and now lias the sstisfaction of seeing his boat safely moored to the landing. Thirteen steamers are tied up at the Tank- ton levee and will remain here till winter. They tire the Josephine, Western, Far West, Nellie Peck, Gen. Meade, Yellowstone, Key West, Benton, Carroll, Durfee, Dr. Burleigh, Silver Lake and Peninah. This is the largest number of boats that have ever wintered at Yankton, and their presence at this end of the route indicates a lively opening of river busines in the spring.— Yankton Press , 14 ult. --- im -*» »«mv ^ ---- CHRISTMAS BALL At Canyon t erry, on Monday, Decein« Music by Homer Hewins. invitation is extended. d&wtd-dec!3 ber 25tli. 187(i. Tickets, $4. A general L. ROTWITT L.1ST or LKTTLKS Remaining in the Poet Office uncalled for at Helena, M. T., on tbe 13U» day of December, 1871». When called for please say, "advertised." Armstrong Harvy Boardman W T Bruffy Geo A 3 Brison Miss Mary Cain Henry Clancy Miss Helena Connor J J Curry E S Elliot R N Farrow James Fuller Wm J Graff Morris Gray or Purdom Mrs Hawkins C James Hinton Jimisen A Jennings Mansfield Jonis Jacob Jeffries Thos B S. H. CROUNSE. P. M. MARRIED. At the Presbyterian church, Deer Lodge, Thursday evening, December 7th 1S76 by Rev. J. R. Russel, Mr. R. T. Kennon and Mrs. Fannie Brown, all of Deer Lodge. In Missoula, at the residence of Frank L. \\ orden Esq, November 10th, 1876, by T. M. Pomeroy, J. P., Mr.P. J. Kline, of Frenchtown, to Mrs.Caroline Miller, of Missoula. HORN. At Fort Benton, November 20th, 1876, to the wife of Charles Rowe, a son. In Virginia City, Montana, on Thanksgiving day, November 30th 1876, to the wife of Fay Harrington, a son. In Helena, December 5th, 1876, to the wife of James M. Ryan, a daughter. DIED. In Helena on Tuesday, December 25th, Lewis, Wil liam, son of Wm. B and Prudence M. Wright, aged 2 years 2 months and 1 day. HELENA MAKKEX 1IEP0RT. Wholesale Quotations. Helena, M. T., December 13, 1876. Sugar.—A, $21 ; Extra C, $20 ; Granulated, $20 50. Syrui*.— 5's, $7 ; 10,s, $13. Coffee—O ld Government Java, 42@45; Costa Rica, 24 ; Hio, 3* ; Chartres, 45. Can Fruits.—C al. Peaches, 2y lbs, $11 00; States. Peaches, 2 lbs $8; Cal. Pears, 2y lbs, $11 00; do Plume, egg, 2 y lbs, $11 00; Apricots, 2 y lbs, $11 00; Damsons, 2 y lbs, $11 00; Quinces, 2y lbs, $11 00; States Blackberries, $8 ; do. Gooseberries, $8 ; Pine apple, $9 50 ; do. Strawberries, $9 ; Green Gages, $9 ; Cherries, $9; Cranberry Sauce, $10; Can Honey, Comb, 2 lbs, $15; Strained, 2 lbs, $11 per case; glass, $12. Can VEGETABLKS.-Winsiow'sCorn, $7 25; California Tomatoes, (£>; States do., $6; String Beans $6; Lima Beans, *1 50 ; Green Peas, $7 50. Fish. —Aless Mackerel, y bbls, $19; No. 1 in kits 20 lbs net, $4 25; 15 lb. kits, $8 50; Codfish, 15@lSc; Salmon, case, $9 5U§$10 50; Oysters, $6 50; Lobsters, $10; Sardines, $20. Candles.— W erks, lull weight, $10 50 per box ; Steric Acid, $12§$12 50 per box 40 lbs. net. Soaf.-C astile, V lb, 18c; White Russian (75 lb box) $10 50 ; Schaelter's, $7®$7 26 per box. Tobacco.—C tiewing, tine cut $85c@$l ; Cable Twist, S5c@90c; Gold Block, L. P, 87^c«j»90; Black Navy, 60@tt5c; Bright, do., 75c.@77>£c. Smoking—Virginity,$1 10 ; Game Cock. 60c ; Com monwealth. 65 ; Fruit & Flower, 85. Rubber Boots, per case, $65<$$70. Dried Fruits.— N. Y. Apples, 20c; Cal. Peaches, 21c; Salt Lake, 18c; Blackberries, 22c; Cherries, 32c; Raspberries, 50c ; Currants, scarce, 18@20c ; CaL Grapes, 19c: Pears, 20c; Raisins, whoie boxes, $5; half do., ï«""» "J™ 0 "-"* 1 00; "Ä, Nutmeg* SI 75; Cinnamon. 50c; Alspice, 35c; Mnetard, 50c, Bernard's assorted ground, per case, California WiNES—Angelica, gallon, $3 00 Port do.. $3 00- White, do., $3 00; Sherry, do., §3 00, El Dorado, $3 00; Wine Bitters, «3 m) ; °regon (^um pagne Cider, $8 ; Brandy, according to age, $3 60@$10, Missouri Imperial, pints, $25 ; California Wine Bitters, per case, $8 ; Whisky, $1 75@$5. Sundries.—S alt, 6c.^7c.; Broonw, , Soda. 15c; Saleratus, 17c: Cooking Extracts, $2(§3 50 , China Rice, $6 25 per mat; Carolina Rice, 13)£c.r415c, Hominy, 9c; Dooley's Yeast Powders, med..$2_35, P. & M. Yeast Powders, $2 50 ; Concentrated Lye, $8 50@$10 50; Com Starch, none; »Sk? Matches' pints, $4@6; Tomato Catsup, pmts,$4@6. Matches, telegraph. $6 50; Bar Lead, 16c; Nails, $.°" the card,'' for 10 and larger sizes—25c additional for each size smaller; Rope, 17c.^l8c; Bacon, 23c: Lard, 27c ; Montana hams, (none) : St £ f te3 J? ar °f. ket, 28c :St. Louis crackers, 14<^16c; Starch. 18 . Quick silver, $1 : Green Apples, 16@20c; pa i L 7^c" «one,,65c; "Royal Day Light KTrS mÆ~ÏÏR5>o. the early dey» of Helena has our market been so bare of Floor. Re ceipts are light, scarcely enough coming in to supply the retail demand, any kind of any biwd beging fair prices. We quote, XXX family, Madison, Wilow Creek and Springville Mills, $8 00, selling from store. Union and Gallatin, $7 50. Tbe price fr°m waKon 's so irregular that we can give no reliable quotation , other than from $7 00 up. Oats coming in more freely, and the market not so firm, selling from wagon 2?4@3c according to quality, our merchants discriminating more than in former years as to quality, owing to the larger portion ot re ceipts being very poor. Retailing at 3@3X C from Wheat scarce, and selling readily at Zy(<c4c. Butter, 30c. buying; selling from store at 35c(#40e Potatoes, 75c. per 100 lbs ; selling from store at $1 per 100 lbs. Egtrs, very scarce, and in good demand at 8Scot y)c. per dozen. .