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Xew York Legislature.
Albany, January 2.—A majority of the Dgislature are now in the city, and the hotels are quite lively with the canvassing for the Speakership. It is conceded that Sharp will receive the nomination of the caucus to-mor row night, though Skinner will receive quite a flattering vote. New York. January 2.— The Herald's Al hany special says : The "Wheeler ''boom" for Kenatorship was started to-night by northem counties men. Assemblyman Brennan, of Malone, leads the movement, and the arrival of a large outside delegation of Wheeler's friends from the North has been promised for Monday. Albany, January J.---The Republican niembere of the Assembly in caucus to-night unanimously nominated General Sharpe for Speaker. Skinner withdrew in his favor, The Democratic members of the Assembly went into caucus and nominated Erastus Brooks for Speaker. /*" . '. " 1 ermesset* Legislature. Nashville. January J.—The Legislature convened today. Win. B. Ramsey (rep.) w as elected Speaker of the House. The Sen ,. ate balloted lor presiding officer 2o times, without a result. Ramsey is rather a Green backer than a Republican, and was a com promise candidate accepted by the Republi cans. The state credit and low tax Demo crats to-night decided to vote for a Democrat for Senate presiding officer. Pennsylvania Senatorship. Harrisburg, January J.—The fight for the United States Senatorship, to fill the place of Wm. A. Wallace, virtually closed this evening. One hundred and twenty members of the House of Representatives, supporters of Gnlusha A. Grow and Henry S. a Oliver, the leading candidates, went into a «•aliens lor the House officers. The test of strength was to be made on the organization of tin- caucus. This was effected by the Oliver men electing Jno. M. Potter, of Frank ly», as president of the caucus, by a vote of 69 to 71. The result was generally received as evidence of G row's weakness. The cau cus was conducted without any dissention. B. L. Hewitt, of Blair, was nominated for the Speakership of the House. Sioux Indian Conference. Washington, December 31.—The Chey enne River and Lower Brule Sioux Indians kept their appointment for another confer- 1 ence at the Interior Department this morn ing and informed Secretary Schurz that they j had made up their minds to accept the terms offered them by the Chicago & Northwestern and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail roads for a rigid of way through their reser- j vatiou, but they wanted to talk the matter over among themselves several days longer j before signing any agreement. The Secretary ! in reply told them that they must briug the j matter to a conclusion one way or the other (his afternoouj and the conférence was then adjourned tor a few hours'. ---------- » p. ing Sioux Taffy for Schurz. Washington, January 3.— The Cheyenne River Sioux delegation started homeward this evening. In taking leave of Secretary Schurz they expressed great regret at his ap proaching retirement from the Interior De partment. They said they had advanced further in the white man's way and been more prosperous during the past four years than ever before, and they regarded him as the best friend they ever had. The Brule and Yanktonian Sioux will re main several days longer, the Secretary hav ing granted the request made by these In dians that they should be allowed to see Congress in session. Report of Omaha Board of Trade. Omaha, January 1.—The report of the Secretary of the Board of Trade estimates the grain crop of Nebraska at 80,000,000 bushels, despite the disasters to crops. 15,000 head of cattle were received at Omaha, and the pack ing and earring for Europe is growing very important. The rapid development of the far West indicates by the fact that the ton nage received at Omaha increased over a bil lion pounds in 1880. The proposed branch of the United States mint is strengthened by the showing that Omah: receives annually 100,000,000 pounds of bullion and precious j metals besides a large amount of coin, dust and refined gold and silver bars. The improve-1 mente of Omaha have exceeded $1,250,000 ; | commerce $50,000,000; clearing $250,000,000 j —an increase of $50,000,000 ; also a large im- j migration and a rapid increase of wealth. Money Matters. Washington, December 31.— There were distributed from the U. 8. Mints $310,993 in silver dollars for the week ending December 31st, I880,against $207.988 for the correspond ing week of 1879. The Treasury department to-day remitted on account of redemption of 6's of 1880, due to-day, checks amount ing to $123,340. There now remains $621,000 of this loan unredeem ed, of which amount the Treasury holds $108,000 as security for National Bank circu lation. A Young Assassin. a Nkw \ ork, January 3. In Brooklyn to night, Jas. AN alsh, aged 19, killed Barbara Groeuthal, aged 17, because she refused to many him. He procured a dirk and went is to the house of Jas. Carlish, 502 Willougby w avenue where the girl was living, and called wää has escaped arrest. " ----- \ retiras of 1>,phthena * iRANoe, N. J., January 3.—Five out of t ie family of Samuel Kramp, a well known printer, died of diphtheria within six days, caused by defective sewerage. C A K18, January 3.— Slosson writes to jour liais here, proposing to play Vignaax again on the following terms: Three thousands points up for a stake of 5,000 femes, the i same to be played on new tables on which 1 neither 81osson nor Vignaax have played 1 ^o 7 panx toco,neoffat New Yo ^i-on- for » Torpedoes Fighting Ironclads. lIma, December 9— Early on the morn | n g t j ie the Peruvian launch Urcos, w ],j] e ou guard duty in the bay, was attack e( | ],y three Chilian torpedo launches. The Peruvian was armed with one forty pounder aU( | two mitrailleuse, and the Chilians with torpedoes, cannon, mitrailleuse, and rocket ; tubes. The Urcos made a desperate resist a nce, but finally thought prudence the bet-i ter part of valor and worked within range of, of the shore batteries. Then the Huascar, An g am08 and Chaeabuco, with three more launches, came over from the island and the engagement became genend. Shot, shell and rockets were whizzing about on shore, while the batteries pounded away with the gTeat e st energy at Huascar, which, it was believ P d, was struck once. The Urcos also suc ceeded in striking one of the torpedo launches and the combat then terminated by the Chil j ans returning to the island with it to effect repairs Three men were killed and two wounded on board the Urcos, which is noth-, ing more than a slow launch tug. Once a torpedo boat attempted to get near enough to blow her up, but a shot from the forty) pounder put an end to the attempt. The spars were cut on the Chilian launches dur ^ thetwo hours that the fighting lasted. The heaviest part of the fighting was done to ! the notnward of the bay, where the neutral vessels ire at anchor. The Lackawanna and ; Garilmlli both had a narrow escape, a heavy j shell Iron the shore bursting quite close to ; them. They at once moved their anchorage, j as in fact did most of the other vessels. Irish Torpedo Practice. London, January 3.—An attempt to blow up the ironclad Lord Warden, the gnardship of the Frth, is supposed to have existed for the past week. A torpedo has been found beneath the bow of the vessel. Consequently j a large torpedo net has been buoyed around : the ship to keep oft' boats and torpedoes, and ! other precautions have* been taken. The) Lord Warden is an armor-plated of 7, w 00 tons, and carries I S guns, the coast-guard service. I". S. Signal Service Weather Report, Helena. From data furnished by N. C. Smith, obser ver of tie Helena signal station, we have the iteamship j ... . She IS 111 j 1 * followin' weather indications, taken at 12:40 I I p. in. to-day. lows : The temperature was as fol , above zero Hr :>(p )-»o Helern.................... Shaw...................... Assimiboine............. Benton..................... Ft. Aissoula................... " " 33° Lowest temperature between the hours oi 8:40 p. n. yesterday and 4:40 a. m. this morn ing is as follows : Helena............................above zero 28° Shaw............................. " " 28° Assimiboine................... " " 23° Bentoi........................... " " 24° ,^ Ia :■ * flic state oi the weather is as follows : Heleia..................wind S. W., cloudy. Assimiboine.......... " N. W., " , Ft. Hissoula.......... " E., " Shaw.................... " N., light snow. Bertm.................. " N. E., , Barcmeter slightly falling at Benton, but > ! of j rising at all other points. From Meagher. [Husbandman.] ,_________________j Smith Bros., of the Muscleshell, recently \ lost 150 head of sheep from smothering. j Leu Lewis lost 28 head of sheep Monday 1 night by smothering. He is also losing quite a number from his unacclimated flock, ow- j ing to their poverty and the severity of the j weather. ■ Our latest advices from the Judith was to the effect that the snows of November disap peared qnickly and stock of all kinds were doing well. We are not advised as to whether the Christmas snow extended to that valley or not. The weather is very distressing on poor stock, and if a change does not occur soon there will be great loss among nnacclimated herds and flocks. The school census of Meagher county re veals the fact that the rising generation is about evenly mated in regard to sex, there being 195 boys and 193 girls. The census of the county taken last June shows that there are three males in the county to every fe male. If grown persons alone were ennrner _ _ __________ ated there would be about seven men to every woman. A mountain lion, which made several vis- I its to Wm. Ford's sheep corrals last week and killed six or eight head of sheep, finally '«me to grief at the hands of James Ramsey. It was night and the moon gave a poor light, but a random shot pierced a vital part, and though only forty yards distant a needle gun did not drive a ball through him. Mr. Ford brought the beast to town. From Gallatin County. [Courier.] Notwithstanding the fact that the past j season was unfavorable for the maturity of j crops in Gallatin valley, we are occasionally I furnished with such items as the following : I W. W. Wol verton, whose ranch is located a few miles south of Bozeman, had twelve acres in oats—sod ground broken up last spring—which averaged 67 bushels to the I acre. His entire crop of 97 acres, including oats, wheat, barley and buckwheat, averaged 44 bushels per acre, machine measure, which is equivalent to 50 bushels per acre by actual w eight. Among the packages of mail matter re r* r ived t the ^ zenian ^ " e no * ,ce d o package of coffee, a package of dried apples and a feather pillow. The present financial condition of Galla tin eonnty will enable the County Commis sionere to lessen the tax levy for this year four or five mills on the dollar, ----♦_1_ C ** ,Ma P " bli *L w , -- --- " e are pleaaed to announce that the friends | and pnpils of onr pnblic spools have de ^ t0 *>rthe purpose of i f""" 8 means Wlth wh,ch to Pnrchase cata for the coming year, and also an organ for the w«t side school budding. The en tertainment will be given in February next 1 I Boot and Shoe Boom WIHIY NO TP j ' j of, j __ _ ___ e Xll6 KâlllOEu IS Within the Borders of Montana ! J I j ( ! | ! Our Whole Country rs in a Most ProsperousfCondi tion, and Trade is Brisk, at NICK MILLEN S ; j ; j WHOLESALE II ' ■ m I m Ili'M AND RETAIL ! BOOT AND SHOE STOBE. BE IT UNDERSTOOD: in the style ... , .... 31y large and well selected stock of Boots imd Shoes was bought before the recent advance East, and lam selling at a very small margin of profit. I confine myself to no particular grade or of goods, but carry them all. Hence, l>oth in style and price, I can please the banker and wife as well a„ the labore r and his wife. Those who need a pood, sound, sensible pair of Boots or Shoes, Gents' or La * ^ diking Shoes, Badies Kid Boots, Misses' and children's Shoes or slippers, or anything in the line of loot wear, should consult my stock and FAVORABLE PRICES. dcvffine'tS^ , f tC r 2 r . *vewhody, and never, under any eircumstanc/s inereiroin, protects the bu\ei, who is no judge of shoe leather or its value, and at once plac/*s lier or him on the same level with the wisest merchant or the most favored purchaser. Those who come to 'shop" receive the same courtesy and polite attention as those prepared to buy ; therefor/- if your object is simply to get posted, come without any hesitation, and J will gladly give you all informa tion desired. ' ORDERS BY MAI Receive Prompt ATTENTION. THE OLDEST HOUSE IN THE TERRITORY. # Sign of the Big Boot, Main Street, Helena. ■ _i J , ■ _ . . ... _i _ Wholesale Murder in Indiana. Chicago, January 2.—A wholesale and , j -• ». , > cold-blooded murder occurred one mile south ! of Otis, Ind., last Friday night. James Augustine and family have lived in that j place for many years and were possessed of ' considerable property, and generally had \ a good deal of money in the house. During j j the afternoon Henry Augustine, a nephew of [ 1 James, came from Chicago to make them a j visit, and tried vainly to get them to drink : j from a bottle which proves tö have contain- i j ed poisoned whiskey. About 11 o'clock at ■ night he got np from his bed and sought the bedroom of J AS. Augustine. Leveling his revolver lie began firing. Mrs. Augustine was so badly wounded that she died to-day. Jas. Augustine was shot in the breast and will probably die. Henry ran from the room after firing several shots. The sons, hearing the firing, came down, and Christian Augus tine demanded of Henry, whom he met in the kitchen, what it meant. Henry replied with a bullet, which killed Christian instant ly. He gave a parting shot at the younger brother, James, which only made a slight flesh wound, and then went coolly to his uncle's room and demanded admission, as suring them that he was all right and want ed to help them. James, the son, got the re volver away from him, put him in the kitch en and locked the door. Henry escaped, barefoot and hatless, and has not yet been captured. Lynching will probably follow his capture, Lumber, Lath & Shingles SASH & BLINDS. Builders' and Cabinet Q m — \Vc have the best assorted stock of Builders' l^ e .3l7 ito, T\ Rnd with our in proved everyth^fo^th^'SStenTf *toaii pa^of the Terri tory * agfnts pop FOR The Leffel Wheel and Machiierv. 7 AugT-dAwly A. M. HOLTER & BRO. S. A. T. HARDWAER. w ,r0n »«»I »teel. n ronaht Iron Pipe ami Pit tin*. Betting and Parking. Hardwood. Horse nn«l Ox Hltoes. , of ' FIRST NATIONAL BANK -or j of [ a j : i Designated Depository of Niâtes. the Tatted Paid up Capital - - 8100,000 Surplus and Profits 8160,000 S. T. Hanser, E. W. Knight, T. H. Hlrinuthmidt, President Cashier Ass. Cash. We transact a General banking business, and buy at the highest rates gold dust, coin, gold arid silver Bullion, and local securities; and sell exchange and Telegraphic Transfers available in all parts of the United States, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ire land, and the continent. Collections made and the proceeds remitted promptly. Hoard of Directors. S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN, A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON, JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS, GRANVILLE STUART, A. J. DAVIS, T. H. KLEIN SCH M I DT, d&wtf-niHrC 1868 . Established. 1868 * ; j 1 SAM. 8CHAWB. ED. I. ZIMMERMAN. COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL. Nos. 37 & 39 MAIN STREET, BZIXjBUA., m. t. This House is oemrally located and the only first claw Brick and Stone Hotel in the city. wtf-jy!2 CHARGES REASONABLE. ! RALEIGH&CLARKES Wholesale Dry Goods, Notions and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Main Street. S Jewel Cases, Odor Cases, Fancy Purses, Elegant Fans, Fine Leather Goods, Silver and Gilt Goods, Glove, Nail and Cigar Cases, Jewelry, Perfumery, Useful Fancy Articles in Great Variety. A Full Assortment of Fine Handkerchiefs, Scarfs, Collars and Cuffs in sets, Ties, Ribbons, Laces, and Embroideries. ! We present a full and very attractive line of Hosiery, Nubias, Hood?j, Skirts. Gloves, etc., etc., besides a varied assortment of children's Coats, Caps, Gloves, Hosiery and Underwear. EXTRAORDINARY OFFER EXTRAORDINARY OFFER EXTRAORDINARY OFFER EXTRAORDINARY OFFER For file next thirty days we shall dispose of all our Elegant Suifs and Cloaks at STRICTLY" COST, in order to rf dnee stock preparatory to our annual inventory. RALEIGH & CLARKES the style a„ La line if li is perhaps unnecessary to caii attention to our unequalled assortment of of Staple Goods. In Plain, Opera and Twilled Flannels, all Wool Cassimeres, Shirtings, Yarns, Batts, Quilts, Prints, Table Linens, Oil Cloths, Carpets, Rugs, etc., our stock is unexcelled and prices very reasonable. Consumers will save money in every instance by noting our extremely low prices, and the superior excellence of our goods. In order to reduce our extensive stock of Fancy Dress Goods,*,we will J sell them at STRICTLY COST for the next Thirty Days. This*Bepart ment embraces a very choice and desirable line of the above goods, in the Newest Shades and Fashionable materials. A nice dress pattern makes a very appropriate and substantial Holiday Present. A beautiful line of Ladies* and Misses' Fur Sets at Greatly Reduced rates. GRAND DISPLAY HOLIDAY GOODS a r r os is # ». MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th, We will have open our ANNUAL DISPLAY" OF GOODS, specially imported for the Holiday Trade, consisting of an elegant line of Japanese Laquered Ware; Fancy Coods, Both Useful and Ornamental; Pocket Handkerchiefs and Sets, put up in Elegant Cases; Writing Paper and Envelopes, Elegantly Boxed; Albums, Porcelain Orna ments, Silk Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Nec Wear, and an Endless Assortment of Coods Apropriatefor Holiday Cifts ■:o;-:o: In order to bring it within the means of every one to be liberal and yet not extravagant in remembering their friends during the approaching Holiday Season WE HAVE MARKED DOWN All of our line Dolmans, Fur Lined Garments, Ladies' Fine Made-up Costumes, Real Mink and Seal Skin Sets, Children's Fur Sets, Black and Colored Dress Silks, and Satins de Lyons to figures that will fully com pare with prices of similar goods at any Eastern Establishment. Great Closing Out Sale 1ZZT1D ŒHiO VES Intending to make a change in our Jvid Glove Department, we will close out our present stock of the well known brands of Cora, Victoria, Harris Seamless Two-button Gloves at the followin'' ridiculously low prices : Cora, Two-Button, 75. Former Price, SI 25. -— ■ a " Victoria, Harris, IL $1 00 . 1 50. 1 50. 2 00 . CARPETS Our Stools. FLANNELS, of DOMESTICS. KNIT GOODS and WOOLENS Is Very Complete and Offered at Most Reasonable Prices. SANDS IE GENEVA NURSEREIS GENI1VA, Tg-.-Sr. Established JS46. W. & T. SMITH, Proprietors. Five hundred acres in cultivation. Send for our New Descriptive Catalogue of Old and New Varieties of Fruit, Ornamental Trees, Rose fthrnbs. ete., to J. A. GOODHUE, Gen. Agent, wtf-u»y28 Helena, M. T. DO NOT KAIL to »eon for <*ur lTiee LiH IPSO. Fkkk i* a»! »dures» upon *P* oltrarton. Csntsio* description» ol e*enr Mnu* required for personal or faut); o«i with over 1.200 Illustrations. We »eil (roods at wholesale prices In qnautitls» t» »ult the purchaser. The only Institution in America •ha naVa »kla »Val. a AilsasA —J ' • tuovuir iuttititvivu iu auiv*»» a ho make this their special business. Address MONTGOMERY WARD * (ft, ... S 97 A 222 Wabash A vs.. Chicaffe, IU-