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THE FIRST ESTABLISHED MONTANA TIbe iUbabisontan. ZI be /IDaôtèontan 13 THE LMOIMS PAPER OF SOUTHERN MONTANA. VOL. 22. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1895. NO. 10. DOWN ON THE RUBY A TELEPHONE LINE FROM SHERIDAN TO LEITERS. T. Benton Leiter Back of tile J-nter prino î'iirrot Proposition hit made all Pronpects Valuable—The n«< <iuritde Ball—Social an <1 Personal Sheridan , Feb. 25. — [Special Cor respondence]—Mr. Newspaper man, I would drop you a few lines once in a while, but I see you have a corres pondent from this place. The he, she or it, is sailing under the non deplume of Ariel, I don't know the meaning of the word, but suppose it means to soar aloft. I would advise the aforesaid to fifid a soft place to fall because he, she or it might come down kerplash, so to speak. The weather is all that could be asked, and the meadow lark, blue bird and other spring birds are making the woods ring with their sweet songs, and everything goes to show that spring is with us. Fred Schulz has given up the Kuby hotel and moved back to his old home, the Shulz hotel,where he will be glad to see his old customers, and all the new ones that are looking for something good to eat, and a clean bed to sleep on. mi \ Clem takes charge of the lluby hotel to-day, and he acts like a man that seems to understand his business, anil will give his boarders the best the market affords. The farmers are out examining their fences and water ditches, and yanking a bunch of sagebrush or greusewood out of their fields, preparatory for spring work. The legislature is drawing to a close and if they get up many more bills like the license bill every man, woman and child will be glad to see them at home again. The Sheridan Silver Cornet band under the learership of H. B. Jen nings turned out on Valentine's day and gave the citizens an out door con cert. They have just received quite a number of pieces of new music, and as soon as the boys get the music down pat they will give weekly outdoor con certs. Mr. Jennings deserves great credit for the interest he has shown, and taken in the advancement of the boys on their horns. The ball given by the band on Valentine's evening was well attended and all seemed well pleased to be there. The masquerade given by the band boys on the evening of our father's birthday—George Wash ington—was a grand success, and the participants had bushels of fun. Some of the costumes were too funny for anything. Wiley Mountjoy of the Christian church came down from your city Saturday and preached for us Sunday He is an able talker and a sound rea soner. He made a favorable impres sion with his congregation and they want him to come again. Mr. Oliver, Methodist, of Twin Bridges preaches for us every Sunday. He is well liked and is a true advocate of his belief. So you see the that the people of Sheridan are well supplied with divine grace, and sinners are roosting mighty low. Since it has been definitely announced that the Parrot Smelter will be re moved to I'oint of Rocks, in this coun ty, it has caused miners to turn their attention to old prospect holes that was discovered years ago. The busi ness men of the town are trying to make a stand off and think when spring opens up business will improve. T. Benton Leiter has let a contract to construct a telephone line between this place and Leiterville which will be a great convenience to both places. O. S. Brooks is the contractor and he also has the contract to furnish 2500 cords of wood and also all the log ging for the company. Mr. Leiter de serves great credit for his enterprise. He is a live man and I wish we had many more of his push and nerve. The mine never looked better and it is to be hoped that the company may realize their fondest expectations. There has beer, quite a number of private parties in town this season and barring the scarlet fever, have been pleasantly spent by our folk-. The Leiter camp has had quite a number of social hops, which were very pleasant affairs and enjoyed by all. Tom Shaw makes regular trips to the Leiter mine with his four-horse omnibus. Tom sends his passengers through at a 2:40 gait. The town school, after stopping on account of scarlet fever, is now run ning along on schedule time Mr. jte Farland is principal and Miss Grace Herndon has charge of the intermedi ate. TOM. FROM ENNIS The Week's Crop of Pert Personal Pointers. Kxnis , Feb. Ii». —[Special Corre- spondence.]—J. B. Jeffers has been suf fering from an attack of lung fever. He was very sick for a few days, but timely medical assistance being se cured, he is now recovering. Several cases of scarlet fever have been reported and it is feared that some of them will prove fatal. A large per cent, of our people are suffering from a severe cold that seems to have becojne epidemic. The Sunday school of "Trinity Mis-j sion" will not meet for some time on j account of the scarlet fever scare. Some of our people were in Virginia j City last week, courting. The lovers of the light fantastic at-! tended a party at Meadow creek last ! week. They report a pleasant time, i but say that they had to inhale to much ! dust, while dancing, for the good of j their lungs. They indulged in the dance until daylight and then returned J with sore feet and l>ig heads. They j evidently believe in the motto, "When j you are getting a good thing git, git all you kin." •lames Beck, one of our enterprising I young men, has taken up a ranch on ; Shell Creek and is rapidly improving , the same. Jim is a steady boy but he j says he finds it rather lonesome to be so much alone and he thinks seriously of taking a life partner to help him buifd a home. May success be his. * P. Fi. PORT KR. PULLER SPRINGS. Social and P« rsonal Valley (#ossip of Seven Bays. Puller springs , Feb. 2t>. —[Spec ial Correspondence.]—Range cattle are very poor for this time of year. It is almost impossible to find beef cattle. G. W. Powers and wife spent a few days in Virginia City last week. .Jno. Turner and wife of Adobetown are visiting with Mrs. Turner's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Bry ant, of Home Park. Our valley is very quiet at present,as a number of our young people are suffer ing with the grippe. Miss Frances Battle of Lead ford creek spent a few days last week with Miss Annie Peterson of Home Park. W. A. Metzel spent Friday at Lau rin as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. .T. B. Laurin. Albert Metzel of this valley, who is attending school at Bozeman, has been quite sick with the measles, but he lias recovered so as to resume his studies. Miss Lizzie Peterson returned home a week ago from your city where she has been visiting her sisters for the past six weeks. W. D. Hustend, formerly of Home Park but now of Virginia City, was in our valley last week. The dance given at Nevada last Fri day night seemed to be a very lasting affair. A number uf our young people attended, some returned home on Saturday and some on Sunday and some on Monday and some are still in the city. Earnest Hopp, who ha» been visiting his friend James McDonald of the De fiance ranch for the past week, left for his home on Birch creek last Monday accompanied by F. Swartz. Frank Metzel spent last Wednesday at his saw mill on Green Horn creek. He expects to begin -operations soon. Jim Williams and Jeff Pfouts went to Laurin last Tuesday. DIAMOND. The U. S. Gov't Reports show Royal Baking Powder superior to all others. ft SPLENDID GflMP NUGGETS OF NEWS FROM RICHMOND FLAT. The Monitor nine Has 'Iliousandi in Sight—Improvements on the Reve nue-Fine Jk Pankey May Operate at Red Blnll— Social and Personal. Richmond Flat , Feb. 27.— [Special Correspondence]—William Allen of Meadow Creek has secured a lease on the Pearl mine. He has two men at work pushing the shaft down to the vein which he expects to cut this week. He will then run levels on the vein and see how extensive the ore bodies are. Hoger, Kirby & Co. have their whim in position on the Flat iode and are extracting some very rich ore. They expect the vein will widden out when they run levels. It is reported that the. cross cut at the Monitor mine has reached the one hundred foot mark with no sign of the vein. But they are liable to cut the vein with one blast any time. We are of the opinion that somebody has made a large sized blunder in calculating the distance from the shaft to the vein all the same. Quartz sharps claim that the Monitor mine has between seventy-five and one-hundred thousand dollars worth of ore in siglint which is probably near the truth. The old reliable Revenue mine still pun gl es the ore as usual. Four or live six horse teams are kept busy hauling ore to the mill which runs day and night. The roads have been in a hor rible condition for the past ten days from the mine to the mill which has caused much profanity among the drivers. If old Satan was in the vicinity he could not find fault with the teams ters' easy training as to c iss words. Mr. Dunham informed me that he would put a new hoist on this property in the near future as the old hoist is too light for the work it has to perform. Miner & Co. are sinking a shaft on the Grass Widow with fiatterin suc cess. The ore is not so high grade but there appears to be lots of it so that is one consolation for these light work ing prospectors. It is announced that Messrs. Fine A Pankey will operate the Red Bluff mine this summer. We opine that it will prove a grand success. P. -I. McCaery of Red Bluff is feel ing like a French dancing master. Pat informs me that he has struck it away up. It seems Pat was running a level on the Pay Rack mine and en countered a cross lead which he says is two feet and a half wide and samples one-hundred fifty dollars per ton. No wonder Pat carries a broad smile on his face. We would too if dame for tune would hit us that way. Edward Johnson, the mill man at Sterling, says he will have the mill crushing ore by March 15th. The whistle will then toot for the first time since 18(H3. Chas Stewart & Co., lesees of the Galena mine at Sterling, are extract ing good ore. They will soon make a shipment to Butte. It is announced that the wet goods store will resume business on Gray Back hill about the 1st of April. Henry and Allen, mining men from Goose Creek, looked over the Flat, Monday. It is reported that Butte parties will start a store at Sterling in the near future. In order to pass away these long evenings anil improve their spoiling residents of Sterling have organized a spelling school which meets at I'. V. Jackson's office every two we«ks to practice. Your correspondent, by special invitation, dropped in to see how the members could -pel! and was surprised to see how large, difficult, jaw breaking words were masticated. But when the president requested your correspondent to try his hand at the word "weevil" he failed, and took to the hills for meditation, after expos ing his ignorance. Edward Johnson & Co., who have a bond on the Rose Bud mine, will soon put a force of men at work on the property. The firm of Miner & Calvert has been dissolved. Mr Miner assuming all indebtedness of the old firm. The business will be carried on as usual by Mr. Minerat the old stand, % Polecat street. Pony. L. A. Dunham of the Revenue com pany left for Butte. Sunday. Miss Ella M. Dimmoek of Norwegian ; Creek visited Mrs. P. V. Jackson of Sterling. Friday. The boys at the Revenue mine re cently gave a dance. It is said that the guests had a splendid time with excellent music and a fine supper, with sourkrout on the side. R. B. Turner, late superintendent of the Revenue properties, visited the Flat last week. Michael Shaughnastie is confined to his room with a slight attack of La Rum. Probably what caused his sick ness would if given in liirht doses put him again on his feet. But we don't claim to be a doctor therefore we make ! no charges for the prescription. MEADOW CRHTEK Don Sl>anltlnis Remembered-A Hop — Personal Mention. Meadow Creek . Fob. 27.— [Special j Correspondence.]—Several of the ; friends and relatives of Don <). Spauld ing assembled at his home Feb. 2ii. as a reminder that his 7.">th birthday was at hand. A tine turkey was duly discussed, a pleasant day passed and the company dispersed wishing their host many pleasant returns. The dance held at the hall last Fri day night was a very successful and pleasant affair. Good music was in at tendance and "the light fantastic" was tripped until after the break of dawn. Besides the home contingents. Pony. Ennis. Sterling and Richmond Flat were well represented. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. MacDonald gave a dinner on Tuesday last, it being Master Murdoc's fourth birthday. G. B. Bess has been a severe sufferer for some time with rheumatism. Irvin Higbie has returned from his eastern trip. The Madison Valley Brass Band will give a concert here, March 2. j Lewis Mitehner, a former resident of j this place was buried at Bozeman, Feb. 24. SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. Organization Altecleil at Urea' Falls —Paper by A.J Bennett. The Sons of the Revolution met and organized at Great Falls last Saturday. The following officers were elected: Charles H. Benton, president: John F. Mercer of Livingston, vice-president; Alden .J. Bennett of Virginia City, sec ond vice-president: John J. Me( 'lelland, secretary; Charles H. Robinson, histo rian: M. Burlinghanie, treasurer: Charles I). Elliott, chaplain; Joseph < >. Gregg, Frank G. Hopking and H. P. Ralph, managers. The society pro poses to see that the Fourth of July and other revolutionary anniversaries are properly celebrated. A historical sketch, of the Society of Sons of the Revolution, prepared by A. J. Bennett of this city, was read and listened to with great interest, and at its conclusion a vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Bennett. The paper is very interesting and we regret that we ; have not the space to reproduce it in full. Statu ok Ohio, city ok Tolkdo.) ."83. Lucas County. I Frank r. Cheney makes oath that lie is the senior partner ot "the ririn of K. .1. Cheney A Co., doing business in the City ol Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and that said tirm will pay the sum ot £100 lor each and every case of catarrh that cannot he cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK CI1KNKY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in | inv presence, this i5th dav of December, A. i»: issti. r—■ — ) i SK al A. W. G LE A SON. I —,—Notary Public. Hail's Catarrh Cu te is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucus surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials tree. F. J. CIIKNKY. Toledo. O. \ Sold bv all druggist». 7.V. Dissolution ol l'Krtiierxhi]». Notice is hereby nership heretofore en that the part isting under tli«* firm name and -tyi•• « f Moritz «.v Hay den is this day dissolved by mutual consent, K. H. Hayden retiring. I will continue the bu ,inesj. G. MORITZ. ' February 1\ 1 vr,. ••WHY 30 SAD, WILLIE?" A London Police Court Incident That Made Even Lady Somerset Lauch. All London is laughing now over a bit of testimony that was given in the hearings on Lady Henry Somerset's crusade against the Loudon music halls. Not tobe behind our own Dr. Parkhurst when ho began his crusade, Lady Henry Somerset determined to take the bull by the horns and collect evidence her self. She secured another lady as zeal ous as herself as a companion, and the pair obtained the services of a young curate of their acquaintance as male es cort. Now, it happens that Lady Somerset is a woman of very generous proportions and withal so handsomely made that some of tho ungodly have been wicked enough to suggest that her ladyship would make an enchanting living pic ture herself. It chanced also that the lady who was to accompany her was of a similarly generous build, if anything rather the larger of tho two. On tho other hand, tho young curate was slight and weazened, with a pale, mild face, that boro a perpetual air of melancholy. Tho trip was made, and when tho de tective party was placed upon tho stand during tho hearing the justice asked her ladyship if in her travels about in the slums she had been molested or accosted in any offensive way. Lady Henry was compelled to reply that she had not, but that, on the contrary, she had rather re spectful treatment. Her companion yavv> similar testimony. When tho littlocurato took theatand, tho judge asked tho sanio question of him—if he had been accosted. "Yes," replied the little man in a shrill voice, ' 'and very offensively too. " "Well," said tho judge, "what did the women say to you?" "Well, sir," tho curate declared, with comical indignation, "in ono of the music halls a couplo of women came up to me, and one of them brazenly chucked mo under the chin and said, 'Why so sad, Willie?' " Even Lady Henry Somerset could no; suppress her laughter.—Now York Her ald. 1 BACTERIOLOGY. This Baelllus Itusiness Has Spread So A4 to Make Us All a Little Nervous. Of Campbell's lives of tho lord chan cellors, in tho succession of which there was a possibility that he might himself appear, Lord Brougham said that it had added a now terror to death. Life ha.4 been so stuffed with new terrors by the bacteriologist that there is hardly room for another, and besido him tho most prolix and prosaic historian and biog rapher becomes an innocent and harm less figure indeed. There is hardly any physiological or moral condition which is not now fitted with its bacillus, the proportion and structure of that micro scopic reptile being given with diabol ical accuracy and verisimilitude. I; would really bo a relief not to know quite so much of tho minute organi zations which accompany morbid path ological states if there were any way of escaping it. Tho doctors have to know, of course, but the knowledge might bo confined to them, as the sacer dotal mysteries used to bo to tlie priest hood. It would savo no end of popular anxiety and alarm. With every symp tom tho patient is now assured that he is assailed by a new and virulent micro coccus, and tho constantly published re searches of tho microscopists tend to iu flame his imagination and increase his alarm. Here is an Italian bacteriologist who says lie lias discovered the bacillus of old ago, and when he has found out the right sort of salt to put on its tail its ravages will bo at an end, and old age, as a condition, will pass away, subsist ing only as a theory or remote retro spect. Ho has not yet disclosed the structural outlines of this curious reptil ian debutante, and it may be only an after dinner vision, to which science will deny a rocognized place, leaving old age, as it was before, an incurable condition, with an invariably progress ive tendency, in no need of bacteria to accelerate it.—New York Tribune. A IVnalty Worse Than Death. Though the death penalty was practical ly abolished in Belgium over 30 years ago, tho punishment of those convicted of capi tal crimes is so awful that li v has yes been able to enduro it more »;.;,n three years. But the condemned man might more mercifully have perislit d by the ax or rope. He is placed in a dungeon so constructed that from the moment he en ters it hi will never hear the sound of hu man voice ner see a living Illing. His food is passed in through a sliding panel in the door of his cell. Not one of these prisont rs has been able to survive this confinement more than three years. Tho authorities have striven in vain to prolong their livts I y varying their food as much as possible, but timso who are moderately or lightly nourished gradually waste away, while those who aro generously fed go mad and die raving maniacs.