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THE MONTANA POST, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1867.
FortT. F. Mkaohkr.
M.T., Aug. 31, 1867.^Colonel Martin Beetn, A. A. General,
VirginiaCity, JH T.
Sir: A mewengwr has j ust come
throughfrom Colonel Howie for ambu^^lance to take care of hit. wounded. The^Colonel baa been, and probably in now,^fighting the red d^s, with what vucceaa^I do not know. Colonel Nelson has just^started, with all the available force in^this camp, to reinforce Howie. I fear^for Colonel Howie, however, not on ac^^count of his men not being fighters, but^hie force is small and |^oorly provided^for. H** i* following directly into the^heart of the Indian country, and against^^he combined forces of Upper Sioux,^Blackfeet and Crows. There is now no^longer a question but what the Cro^ s^ba*c joined the Sioux and Blackfeet, and^axe bent upon a war of extermination^against the whites. The Crows cer^^tainly killed Captain Weston and Frank^Hodges, and articles have been found in^their eamj). Boulder, known to have be^^longed to Brown and his party, probably^killed. They have been stationed all^fommcr on the Bozeman road, and only^one company of emigrants have reached^here from Fort Smith, although it is^known that a number of small parties^have started to como through and no^tidings been heard of them after leaving^Fort Smith. How many of these hardy^pioneers have been butchered by these^fiends and their bones lert to bleach^upon the plains, or burned to the stake^after the ^friendlies^ had exhausted^themselves in their efforts at torturing^their helpless victims, no one can tell,^but they are doubtless many, yet Sher^^man says, ^peace or war is to be had at^our own election.^ What he means by^peace, he perhaps knows^certainly we^do not who have lived so long upon the^plains, unless it be the few pieces the^Indians leave of the brave pionee^who^peeks his home and fortune among his^kindred and kind away in these moun^^tains. 1 am not easily provoked to speak^harshly ol the Government of the Uni^^ted States ; I am like a majority of the^tn^*n who are trying here to protect their^lives and future homes^have given four^years of the best portion of my life to^protect the Government in its hour of^l*-ril, yet it seemsshehas forgotten that^s^ rvice ivn.h*rrd, and forgets that she^has friends who have been, and will still^be true to hsm when their service is re^^quired, away in Montana. And now while^wear* in danger refuses to lend her aid.^Had it not been for the troops now here,^volunteers from Montana, not a living^white nuin would be to-day found in the^Gallatin Valley ; and even now the red^d^s have visited that ^garden spot of^Montana^ and stolen stock^all the stock^that the poor squatter in some cases has^had lor his means of tilling the rich soil^of the valley, and forced him to go, per^^haps to some other locality and take a^new start.
1have the utmost confidence in Col.^Howie and his command, yet it is too^small to successfully contend with so^larjre a force as is coming up the country^in this direction. We mus^t have more^men and supplies tor them, or more of^desolation of homes and murdering of^brave men, enslaving of women and^butchery ot children will be heard ot^soon. It the Government will not aid^us we must protect our own Tetritory^or leave it. Which shall we do^ We^have a handful of Government regular^soldiers in Gallatin Valley, close by the^thickest settled portion ot the country,^where, in case of danger from Indians^the settlers can protect them ; but they^are not prepared to do more than protect^themselves.
Ihave written this in great haste.^The ambulance is just leaving to go for^the wounded at Col. Howie's command.^We are sending every j^air of boots we^have here to help some ot the men there^who are barefooted, in getting over the^[ ::^ kly p. ar^. Do huce more .^^^/^^ imme^^diately. We want two hundred pairs ot^boots to properly outfit the men. We^can get along well enough for other^things at present, but boot* ice muxthare^ml onee.
Myopinion is, that the volunteers can^^not be removed from here this fall, or^before snow falls, so that the Indians^cannot cross the mountains, otherwise^they will visit the settlements in too^strong a force to be resisted successfully^by them. The troops are in good spirits,^and are gaining every day in discipline^and efficiency. Now that we know we^have to fight, no farther complaining^will be heard, it they only had boots.^Every man now knows that he has got^to fight, and he goes at it with a will.
Duringthat all the troops now at Vir-^ginipand other towns, in Montana will^be sent to the front at once,
Iremain with much respect, your obe^^dient servant,
ISAACF. EVANS,^Capt. ^ A. Q. M. 1st Reg. M. V.^P. S.^The three men who have just^arrived here left Fort Smith on the 21st.^They were armed with the improved^breech-loading Springfield rifle, with^plenty of ammunition, had one leaf ot^bread between three of them. Saw this^same party of Indians at Clark's Fork,^and had to lay up all night, crawling^up into the blufl to get out of sicrht.^The Indians saw them when they crossed^the river. The Indians fired into the^brush and then left^did
diedafter they went into camp. This^aa reported by Crow Indians. The^soldiers were confident of having killed^twenty-five. The Lieut., one soldier,^and one*citizen were killed. Three sol^^diers wounded. One of the wounded^men now here, plainly recognized seve^^ral of this party as Crow Indians whom^he had fed and cared for only a few days^ago at Fort Smith. This is the payment^he receives in return for his kind treat^^ment of the ^Government pets^ and^^Sherman's friends.^I. F. e.
FullParticular- of the Recent In^^dian FUcht Near fori Phil. Keur-
fFrom the Omaha Herald of August 15th.]
Intelligencewas received yesterday at^military headquarters in this ^-ity, from^Fort Phil. Kearney, of an at .tck upon, a^train engaged in the transportation of^army supplies, by a very large force of^Indians, on the second day of the present^month, near that fort.
Itwas an ox train of thirty wagons,^owned by our well-known friend, J. R.^Porter, of Plattsmouth, and was pro^^tected by an escort commanded by Bre^^vet Major Powell, of the 27th Infantry,^and Lieut. Jenness. The attack was^made about five miles from Fort Phil.^Kearney by a large force ot Indians, es^^timated at from 2.000 to 5.000 in num^^ber. Major Powell, behaving with con^^spicuous coolness and gallantry in the^emergency, instantly corralled the wag^^ons, mak'ng breastworks of wagon-beds^and ox-yokes, from behind which he^fought a desperate battle which lasted^fully three hours, and until Major Smith,^with two companies of troops and a how-^it BUM to his rescue. The Indians^were at last driven from the field,taking^all their dead but five. The Indians^drove off all the stock.
MajorPowell reports sixty Indians^killed, and his own loss five men, besides^Lieut. Jenness, killed.
Theremarkable feature of this affair^is the large force of Indians and the gal^^lant defence.
MajorPowell ScWbYTM all praise for^good conduct in the fight. He is, indeed,^known to the army for conspicuous valor^on many fields of the late war. He rose^from the ranks of the Old Army, fighting^his way to his present position. At^Jonesboro, near Atlanta, he particularly^distinguished himself in the action which^gave Sherman final victory.
MajorPowell, in the battle at Phil^Kearney, had the honor to baptize the^new breech-loading arm lately intro^^duced to the service. Iiesjilts show its^effectiveness, and it may be well for it^that it fell iuto such hands.
ImportantOrdlk^Alaska to be a^Part ok tiik Military District of^California.^The following important^order was received from the headquar^^ters Military Division ot the Pacific,^August 13th :
Incompliance with instructions from^the General in Chief, the Territory ceded^by Russia to the United States will con^^stitute a Military District, and will be^attached to the Department of Califor^^nia. It will be called the military Dis^^trict of Alaska, headquarters at Sitka.^A District Commander will be assigned^hereafter.
CompaniesH, Second Artillery, and F,^Ninth Infantry, are designated for tb.-^garrison at Sitka. They will be in readi^ness to embark on the loth proximo.
TheChief Quartermaster of the Divi^^sion will provide transportation for these^companies, with their supplies for one^year. ^uch transportation to be ready^to leave this harbor on the above date.
TheChief Commissary and Medical^Purveyor of the Division will provide^one year's supply of commissary, medical^and hospital stores.
Thecommand will be supplied with a^field battery, and also, as far as practica-^l with guns designated in paragraph^10, Special Orders No. 97, current series,^from Adjutant General s office ; als ^. one^year's supply of ordnance stores. The^senior officer of the command will make^the proper requisitions through head^^quarters Department ot California.
BrevetLieutenant Colonel George H.^Weeks, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S.^A . U af-':trned as Chief Quartermaster^and Acting Chief Commissary of the^District.
TheMedical IMrector, Department of^California, will provide a medical officer^tor the command and |x^st at Sitka.^By order of Major General Halleck.
JAMESB. FRY,^Assistant Adjutant General.
Joh Dllllnga on Gone*.
HelenaAdvertisements^KING ^ GIUaBTTE,
againuntil they attacked them at th^^Boulder, but saw the old camps as they^passed. The men traveled the Bozeman^road all the way through from Fort^Smith. They lived upon berries after^the first day^were afraid to kill game^on account of Indians hearing their fire ;^thinks there were at least forty Indians^here where they were attacked on the^Boulder. These men give the following^account of the fight at Fort Smith :
Twenty-one men, under charge of^a Lieutenant lately arrived from the^States were putting up hay, when they^were attacked by about three hundred^Indians. The Indians setting fire to the^hay that was cut, they then attacked the^haying party, who fought from eleven^a. m. until five o'clock p. m., killing^thirty and wounding seventeen, who
JoshBillings relateth his first experi^^ence with the gong thusly :
Inever can eradicate holi from mi^memory the sound uv the furst gong I^ever herd. 1 was sitting on the front^step ov a tavern in the sitty of Bufferlo,^pensively smokin. The sun was goin tu^bed, and the hevins tor an hour waz^blushin at the performance. The Ery^kanal with its golden waters waz on its^way to Albany, and I was perusin the^line botes a Hot in by, an thinkin ov Italy^(v\herl use to liv) and her gondolers and^gallus wimmin. My entire sole waz, as^it were, in a swet. I wanted to klime, I^telt grate, I actually grew. There are^things in this life tu big tu be trifled^with; there are times when a man^brakes luce from hisself, when he sees^sperretts, when he can almost tuch the^mune, and feels as tho he kud fill both^hands with the stars uv hevin and al^^most sware he was a bank president.^That's what ailed me. But the korse uv^tru luv never did run smoothe, (this is^Shakspere's opinion too.) Just as I was^duin my best^dummer, dummer, spat,^bang, beller. crash, roar, ram, dummer,^dummer, whang, rip, rare, rally, dum^^mer. dummer, dumwith a tremen-
notsee them j jus jump I struck the center of the side-
Mi.rn-radvanced aa merchandise, aad (roods stored^la a Bra-proof warehouse.^wT04*KINO *. GILL.ETT.
WarrenHussey,^Salt Lake City.
Denverand Central City, Colorado Ter.,
IIUSSEY,DAHLER ^fc CO.,
SaltLake City, Utah.^^And
VirginiaCity mod Helena, HI. T.,
A N K J Z I^ S ,
ANDDEALER8 IN^GOLD BUST,
R. O. BAILEY,
NevadaCity, M. T.
(Theold Miners' Store.)
DEALER IN FLOUR,
Coffee.Sugar, Bacon, Tea*, Syrups,^Liqoors, Tobacco, Cigars, L^Etc., Etc., Etc.
ALarge and Well Assorted Stock of ^Family^and
Constantlyen band, and sold at lowest aaaike^rates.
The ^* Miner*' Store,^ Yet
Rememherthe Place !
M.LISSNER, PROPRIETOR.^^J_TOUSB OPEN TO GUESTS
ACall Honrs of Day or Night.
Comerof Idaho and Jackson Streets,
VIRGINIACITY, M. T.,^JT. B. CHAPIN, - - - Proprietor
THISwell-known Hotel has been thoroughly^repaired and renovated in all its departments.^A FIRST CLASS TABLE^will be maintained, rejrarHless of expense, and wil^be furnished with the choicest viands the market^affords The comfort and convenience of boarders^and visitors will be carefully attended to. Careful^and trustworthy waitem in constant attendance on^the guests.137
Dance. Stuart ^, Co
Wholesaleand Retail Dealers la
CrUOCEMtM ^S ,
DeerLodge Oity, (Cottonwood) Montana
HAVEoa band a lar^re and^of staple and
Consistinghi part at
PortWine.^S ha whan Whisky
Jno.IIov 'N Column
OnAll Parts oi Europe.
(Successorto T. J. Cowan,)
WILLLEAVE VIRGINIA CITY EVERY^MONDAY MORNING, FOR
Sterling,Willow Creek, Gallatin City,
Morse'sStore, Parsons' Ranch, Middle
Creek,Bozeman City, and Elk Grove.^Will, after Jane 1st, carry passengers and bag^^gage, Ac, and after July 1st. the U. S. Mail.
Byclose attention to bu-ine-^.^. the proprie^^tor hopes to merit tbe confidence and patron^^age of the public.
*^-Officeat J. M. Knight's. Wallace Ft.
JAMESF. FORM AN. Pro'r
May8, 1S67. 142tf
lye* Collections promptly attended to.^Virginia City, July 4th. 1P^6.
RECEIVEGOLD ^ SILVER BULLION
Subjectta order for reshipment Gold extracted^from black sand. Particular attention paid to^Mineral Assays- Returns mads from six to^twelve hoars after reeeivina;.
OarAssays we Guarantee
WeRefer, with Permimnon, to^Messrs. Holiday A Halsey. Bankers, S. L, City.^Nounan A Orr,
John W. Kerr A Co.,
Walker Bros., merchants,'*
S.Content,^Va. City, M. T.
Bankof California.San Francisco, Cal.
Messrs.Parott A Co. Bankers, ** _
Sathee A Co. ^ ^^
LondonA San Francisco Bank,^Messrs. Donahue. Kelley A Co.^
J. Seligman A Co.,merchants ** *
j. A w. Seligman, Bankers, New York.
COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Willattend promptly to all business of a legal^nature, take depositions, administer oaths, etc. etc.
I^^Immediate attention iriven to the collection^of all claims against tbe United States especially^such as may arise under tbe recent act of Comrree*^equalizing bounties. Office over the store of C.eo.^It. Rhonp. corner Wallace and Jackson streets,^Viraniiia city. M. T. 136*
BOOTS,SHOES,^EUBBER BOOTS,^CLOTHING, HATS, AND CAP ,
Cornerof Idaho and Jackson Struts,
VtrytnfnCity, If. 1\,
^.^arpaastidia qnaj.ty aad um
Wewill soon be in receipt of a consignment of
Whichis said to be eqnally as a*ood aa the Oregon^flour, which we will sell at prices that will
CoMMisaaar^;knk.rai.'s Office. I^Virginia City, M. T., Aus;. 31. 1867. }
SEALEDproposals will be receired at this^office until Thursday, September 4th, 12,^m.. for the following Corami-snry stores, tis:^Fifty-four thousand (54.000)pounds of flour.^Thirty thousand (30.000) pounds of bacon.^Seven thousand two hundred (7,200) pounds^of beans.
Fourthousand eight hundrei (4,800) pounds^of cofiee.
Seventhousand two hundred (7,200) pounds^of sugar.
Onethousand nine hundred and twenty (1,-^920) pounds of soap.
Sixhundred (600) pounds of candles.
Fourhundred and eighty (480) gallons of^vinegar.
Thirty(30) bushels of salt.
Bidswill be received for any or all of the^above articles. The Commissary General^! reeervea the right to reject any or all of the^bids.J. J. BULL,
CommissaryGeneral, Montana Vol.
establishedi* this territory i* 1862.
56Bridge Steert, Helena, 3T.T.^164
walk,with another I klearcd the gutter,^and with another I atood in the middle^of the street snorting like an Indian po^^ny at a band of music. I gazed in wild^despair at the tavern stand, mi hart^swelling up as a out door oven, mi teeth^was as luce aa a string of bedes. I thot^all of the crockery in the tavern had tell^down. I thot ov fenomenons. I thotov^Gabrcl and bin horn. I waz jest on the^pint ov thinkin ov somethin else when^the landlord cum out on the frunt stupe^of the tavern, holdin by a string the bot-^turu ov a old brass kettle. He kawled^me gently with his hand. I went slola^and slola up tu him, he kammed my^tears, he said it was a gong, I saw the^kusaed thing, he said supper was reddy,^and axed meet I wud hav black or green^tee, and I sod I wood.
ATT0RNEY8 A T-I^A W
HELENA, - - - - MONTANA TERRITORY.
WILLpractice in ail the Courts of the Territory^ofMovaaa. 83-135*
DeerLodceCity, M.T.^BILLY WILSON,Proprietor,
Annesaloon is attached to the Bakery, and a^Cluh-Rootn. both of which are fitted up with^all the modem improvements. The purest liquors^and tbe beat brands of cigars are served out to cus^^tomers. I am always glad to see my old friends,^who live upon the other side of tbe mountains, as^well as those upon this side. 132
SILVERBOW CITY, DEER LODGqCO.Jsf t.^147 4ra-
500hundred bushels winter rve for sale. Two of^the choicest varieties of wheat known, the ^White^Victoria^ and premium Red Bearded Atediteranean,^introduced here in 1864,directly by the undersized,^and now thoroughly acclimated. The last crop^yielded over fO bushels per acre, the greatest yield^ever obtained east of the Rocky Mountains. Neither^the jrrasshoppers or wheat worm have ever injured^it, and the crop has never been irrigated. Will^be ready for sale early in September. May be^sown last of October. Price, |S to 16 per bushel,^at my granary. May be had of D. C. Farwell, Vir^^ginia city; McPberson ^ Hall,Helena: Jno Henrys.^Crow Cre^ k Creasing, where eost of freight and^sacks will be added. Farmers can club together^and send teams to my place and save freight.^White spring wheat No. 1, and American stock at^cash price taken in exchange at my Raneb, three^miles below Boseman, East Oallatin River.
I..B. LYMAN.^August 1st. 1867. wl55-tf
Cor.o/Jachton tf WmlUe* Su.. Virginia City, Af. T.
CONSTANTLYkeeps on hand, and makes to or^der, from Native Gold, all tbe latest styles of^Jewelry.
HT~Particularattention paid to repairing Watches
STARRESTAURANT,^Rlaekfbot City, Hon tana.
BOARDby the day or week. The table always^supplied with the delicacies of the seasoa.^jul6-wl4o-^ra*
W.W. RE LACY,
f-IOUNTYSL'RVBYOR^Office at the foot of Wal-^V^ lace street, next door to Mr. Simpson's tailor-^shop. He will be ready at all times to survey^ranches, ditches, towns etc., and make accurate^maps of the same. Particular attention paid to^he survey aad mapping af quarts lodes and dis-^rick*. 140*
Wholesaleand retail dealer .a
I*I It * I' ,vi I u t ,
COALOIL AND COAL OIL LAMPS,
VIRGINIACITY, M T.
ry*Pty^lci^n*^ Preaerfptfnna are^^ nrcinllv Compounded. 1241
I. II. ItDUWB.
HOUSEL, ^ ANDREWS,
STORAGE and Commission Merchants and^dealers in Groceries snd Produce, on Wa lace
Street,one door^Rank in the
westof Hussey, I^ahler St Co.'a
Particularwith us on
attentionpaid to tbe sale of goods left
COMMI8HIONby parties at Bait Lake or Cache Valley. Liberal
134*HOUSBL 4c ANDREWS.
Ontbe most direct route from Virginia City to Silver^Bow, keeps on hand
PROVISIONSAND GROCERIES.^REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED FOR TRAVELERS.
AFINE STABLE^is attached to my store, and horses and cattle wi)^receive tbe best attention 133
IVIi n e r m 9 TP o o I s ,
IRON AND STEEL,
Andrsoincthing never before broagbt
intoa Montana market, via :^m
Oakand Ash Lumber.
|ycall and EXAMINE_^J
OURSTOCK OF GOODS
Attorneyand Counsellor at Law
Antl Solicitor in Chancery.
Officeat ErforU St Bosch's old stead,
CALL FOR IT
LiteralAdvances will be Made^124* on Consignmentt.