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/ A v OICE FlrO CARP. I
FoRT T. F. Meaelna,
M. T., Aug. 81, 1867.
C()iontl Martin Deem, A. A. General,
Virgina City,' . f 71
tR : A messenger has just come
tbrough from Colonel Hlowie for ambu
lanct to take care of his wounded. The
c.,ilonel lhas been. and probably is now.
Fght;ing the red d-s, with what success
I dl not know. Colonel Nelson has just
:sarted. wish all the available force in
thbs camp. to reinforce Ilowie. I fear
f,,r ('olnel lHowie. however. not on ac
;,,unt rf hs, men not being fighters. but
l*i flrce is pmall and Iporly provided
gr Il. i. I w:',0win; directly into the
l.,e,rt 4,f the In,!irn country. and against
the combint d forces of Upper Sioux,
Blackfeet and Crows. There is now no
lnhger a question but what the Crov a
lave joined the Sioux and Blackfeet, and
are bent Uprn a war of extermination
,,air..t the whits s. The Crows cer
tain:v killrcd Captain Weston and Frank
Ilodgs,. and articles have been found in
their ranp. IHBuldsr. known to have be
t,,, ,o l;rown and his party, probably
k', :i Tlhvy have .-wen stationed all
:l.n.-', ,n the Bozeman road, and only
one (cr.;lany of emigrants have reached
:,re Fr~im Fort Smith, although it is
knwn that a nnmler of small parties
..v,. -,art,.'i to come through and no
t. .:.r it, .en heard of them after leaving
F,,rt -mith. How many of these hardy
,ne, rs have been butchered by these
.n:s, andl the.ir lbnes left to bleach
u, n, :;:." lin., or birned to the stake
af:.r t. "fri,_ndlie-s" had exhausted
it,, n7:. .v;.- in their efforts at torturing
th,:r h ll;,i,-s victims, no one can tell.
1 t th,.y are doubtless many, yet Sher
.r;;,a: .. ",eace or war is to be had at
, ur ,.wn : I., "ion." WVhat he means by
barce, he pl-rhaps knows--certainly we
do r.:,! wiho have livd so long upon the
a ins. unless it Ib the few pieces the
lr', :ang leave of the brave pioneerarho
., k- hi ' lme and fortune among his
Ln.rd ,anil kind away in these moun
ta: rn- 1 a in r',t easily provoked to speak
1,,rir ~ I,.'iovernwent of the Uni
:,.I . ::'Ps. I s1 1t like a majority of the
•." Va iv no ar r%'ing iter,. to protect their
aý, .I iattre homtnes-have given four
1.:r f,, t!,.- I~(h t portion of my life to
t r.,,t t! (Giovrinment in its hour of
, r;' . ,t i: s,.emils she has forgotten that
, ,-rt c rTi . ! -r.:i. and forgets that she
",- 'r;.n, wit. liave been, and will still
ri. r: .,. hr whlleIt their service is re-k
qr:,i tiav in Monritana. and now while
i. ar.. :n ,ianl:,er refuses to lend her aid.
ii.ti" I , tn for the troops now here.
.. ;.::.r r , , rim Montana, not a living
f , ie t.:: 'r,:.d le to-day found in the
,illu i ib lanti even(l now the red
d Ih ',. i-iti.i that "garden n,'ot to
,:,i ll: :ti : ii toiin stock-all the stock
tit:,t ti:'e ,oor -,;'i:u ttr in some" cases has
S ,. r ,- ::.. a, i- f tilling the rich soil
," ti. .li'. a: -, fr-,.i him to go. p =r
,m t r, : ,, r 1ial.i', ani take a
I i' C 'tf ,,fldt• .c,. in ('ol
ce ' i nAtenl witiu so I
.i-c*tl)infg uD the country
iin 1:.!- ir' cion \\' nlst have more
n. n :,,i . ; :- ".,r tlhem, or mIore of
c-'.:. (,r 1 .:::.s and murdering of
Ibrae u:: n. enm-lavin, of women and
l, ;'c, r, ,t " i'irn will be he ard of
:n. : !., ;,iv.'rnfn 'nt will not aid
' we ' ,l;l 1t ,r,'. ct our O iwn 'Territorv
r lHav it. "\t lic1h shall w~e do': We
Ihait a :n.il o1,i (vernnmient regular
elIi,,r., tin allatin Va'a:,y, close by the
thie,'t..ct -s.t.Itt-d r,,,rtion at the country, i
n .t.r,. in ca:.e rf dlan:L,'r from Indians
:. es can lrttc tltem ; but they i
;.rei n.,: irt.lr,.d to du more than protect
I hiavte writte.n this in great haste.
'I.: am.:ance is just having to go for
the w ,,untit.d at (',l. Ilwie's command.
e\\' art'e , :ding etw.ery pair of boots we
l;,.v, hlire to hel, somne of the men there
N}l,, are l'areloott'd, in getting over the
i :' ky p. ars. 1):,) Iace; more sC.nt immne
iqt, t.ly. \\'e want two hundred pairs of
io,ts to Iproplrly outfit the men. Ve
can get along well enough for other
thIins at present, but boots ~tr must hare
Mly (,iniin is, that the volunteers can
not l,e remnoved from here this fall, or
bf.,re snow falls, so, thiar the Indians
tn n')t criss tIh'" monuntains.. otherwise
tlhyv will visit the stettlemniats in too
strung a force to be resisted successfully
tb tliemn. The troops are in good spirits,
and ar,' gaining every day in discipline
And ,tliciency. Now that we know we
ha ve, to tight, no fartaer complaining
'ill b,, hetard. ii they only had boote.
E:ve'rv man now knows that he has got
to fight, andi lie goes at it with a will.
lI,, 'ing tliht all ;the troops now at Vir
gini anl other towns in Montana will
be Pint to the front at once,
I remain with much respect, your obe
ISAA.\C F. EVANS.
('al,t. & A. Q. M. lit Reg. M. V.
P .--'rhe three men who have just
Arrived here left Fort Smith on the 21st.
They were armed with the improved
ireech-loading S.pringtield rifle, with
p!enty of ammunition, had one loaf of
tread lbetween three of them. Saw this
nsam, pr:rty of Indians at Clark's Fork.
and had to lay up all night. crawling
up into the bluff to get out of sight.
The Indians saw themn when they crossed
the river. The Indians fired into the
brush and then left--did not see them
maHin until they attacked them at the
1lu!dder. lut haw the old camps as they
pIasse-l. The men traveled the Bozeman
road ull the way through from Fort
Rijith. They lived upon berries after
the first day-were afraid to kill game
on account of Indians hearing their fire;
tlhinks 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 Indiana setting fre 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
died after they west into easap. Th
as reported by Crow nldlas. The
soldiers were conldent of having killed
twenty-ive. The Leut. one soldier.,
and onercitisen were killed. Three sol
diers wounded. One of the wouadeds
men now here, plainly recoganied s.ve
ral of this party as Crow Indians whome
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." 1. F. E.
FPall artlemlars e* she meee.s Ia
dlam Plght Near Pers Phil. Kmamr.
SFrom the Omaha Herald of August 1th.)
Intelligence was received vesterday at
military headquarters in this city, from
Fort Phil. Kearney, of an a.. ck upoq 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.
It was an ox train of thirty wagons,
owned by our well-known friend, J. R.
Porter, of Plattemouth, 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 of 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, making 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
itzer caume 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. "'
Major Powell reports sixty indians
killed, and his own loss five men, besides
Lieut. Jenness, killed.
The remarkable feature of this affair
is the large force of Indians and the gal
Major Powell deserves 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.
Major Powell, in the battle at Phil
Kearney, had the honor to baptize the
new breech-loading arm lately aItro
duced to the service. Resplts show its
effectiveness, and it may be well for it
that it fell into such hands.
IMPORTANT ORDER-ALASKA TO BE A
PART OF TIE MIILITARY DISTRICT OF
'.ALIFORNIA.-The following important
order was received from the headquar
ters Military I)ivision of the Pacific,
In compliance 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 Dlistrict Commander will be assigned
Companies II, Secand Artillery, and F,
Ninth Infantry. are designated for tb.,
garrison at Sitka. They will be in readi
ness to embark on the 13th proximo.
The C'hiet Quartermaster of the Divi
si,-n will provide transportation for these
companies, with their supplies for one
year. Su;c transportation to be ready
to leave this harbor on the above (late,
The Chief C'ommissary and Medical
P'urveyor of the Division will provide
one yea;r's supply of commissary, medical
and hosrital stortes.
The command will be supplied with a
fit.:d battery, and also, as far as practica
li,-. with guns designated in paragraph
10, Special Orders No. 67, current series,
from Adjutant General s office ; als, one
year's supply of o(rdnu:.:ce stores. The
sei(or officer of the1 c,'nmand will make
thei proper requisition. through head
quarters Department ot California.
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel George H.
\Weeks, Assistant Quartermaster, U. 8.
A , is assigned as ('lCief Quartermaster
and Acting Chief Commissary of the
'fhef Medical Director, Department of
California, will provide a medical officer
tor the command and post at Sitka.
By order of Major General Halleck.
JAMES B. FRY,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Josh Billings on Gonges.
Josh Billings relateth his first experi
ence with the gong thusly :
I never can eradicate holi from ml
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 to
bed, and the hevins for an hour was
blushin at the performance. The Ery
kanal with its golden waters was on its
way to Albany, and I was perusin the
line botes a flotin by, an thinkin or Italy
(wvher I use to liv) and her gondolers and
gallue wimmin. My entire sole was, as
it were, in a swet. I wanted to klime, I
felt grate, I actually grew. There are
things in this life to big to be trifled
with; there are times when a man
brakes luce from hisself, when he sees
sperrests, 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 asu I was
duin my best--dummer, dummer, spt,
bang. beller, crash, roar, ram, dummer,
dunmmer, whang, rip, rare, rally, dam
mer. dummer, dam--with a tremen
jus jump I struck the center of the side
walk. with another I kleared the gutter,
and with another I stood in the middle
of the street snorting like an Indian po
ny at a band of music. I gased in wild
despair at the tavern stand, mi hart
swelling up as a oat door oven, ml teeth
was as lace as a string of bedes I thot
all of the crockery in the tavern had tell
down. I thot ov fenomenous. I thot or
Gabrel and his horn. I was jest on the
pint or thinkin or somLethin else when
the landlord cam out on the fruat stpe
of the tavern, holdin by a string the bot
tunam or a old brass ketle. He kawled
me gently with his hand. I went sloia
and slola up to him, he kammed my
_ears, he said it was a g . I saw the
knssed thing, he samid supper wis reedly
and axed meet I wad hav blmackrgre
tee, and I sed I wood.
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ULSNA.~ - - T
Boots and Shoes,
ose7y advausd ... mhaandim, mi goa.. ag
wlN hrly a GILL I¶'.
Warren Hus, I Frank Palmwer, C.L LB bler.
SI.t Lake City. Derver. | Yirgsis City
WABLRREN HU6EY & CO.,
Desoer and C.ntral a.ty, Colorado Ter.,
RUSSEY, DAHLERt & CiO.,
Bali Lake C£ty, Utea,
Virmginia csy mad elama, o. T'.,
AND DEALERS IN
DRAW EXCHAKNG ON
On All Parts Oes Erope.
g Collections promptly atteeded te.
Virgini City, July 4th. 1866. 123'
BOHM & MOLITOR,
SALT LAKE CITY.
RECEIVE GOLD & SILVER BULLION
Melting and Assaying
8ubjeet to odr r 1e suhipmeat GoldM ztrtsd
from bleek mad. Partcalr attrntion pad to
Mineral Amys- Rerms made from six to
twelve hour after reae aing.
Our Assays we Guarantee
We Refer, with Permbaasion, to
Messrs. liday " siSJ, Baners, . L, Cty.
" John W. Kerr & Co.. "
* Walker Bros., merants, " "
S. Content, Va. Cty, M. T.
ank Calirnia, San Frameslse, Cal.
Mesrs. Paret & C. Bankers, "
" Sathee & Co.
landoa & San banelsee ank, " ".
Messrs. Denahube, Keey & Co. " "
s J. uan4 C.,erehets "
" J. . s& i man, Nrnrs, New er..
MrMAULR D IN Y mn TraM ~r 18i2.
56 Bridge Steert, Hereues, M.T.
W. T. Pemburset L W. Tels.
PemSmbrtoe * Toole,
A TTOBRNE B-A T-TA y
ms.- - - - UOIrrA*A TUTso.
T rpdp h ntaC Taut7
Deer L odl City, ][. T.
ir1y wu.u, - - - - F updamv,
A w..3.. it.It± w s bwy a"
. . r .wIr wIs .w wi t Ws
a ." % W I "U . . n % -l
.1....'. &m "alsui. . n_-m_
.uLVR M.".tsW. no
w i .
1L MW arr, ianS . .
Wholesale and Retail
Nevada City, . T.
(rh edd Mi . 8to..)
DEALER IN FLOUR,
c~bod 8Sug, mae, Tau, 3rpe
ILtzes, Tobacco, ClegarsI
A Large sad Wit Aeart.d Stock of "Pasily
Osmuttly sa hbmd,ad sold at lowest make
The " iners' Store," Yet
Remember the Place !
MAIN ST., HELENA,:
M. uslEI, PROPRIETOR.
HOU8 OPEN TO GUESTS
At all Hour of Day or Night.
Otner of1 Idaho and Jackson Srets,
VIRGINIA COTY, M. T.,
5. R. .API1N, - - - Proprietor.
THIS well-knows Hotel bas been thorougbly
repaired and removated in all Its departments.
A FIRST-CLA88 TABLE
will be maintaned, regardless of expense, and wit
be furnish.d with the cheobest viands the market
afferds The womfrt and ooevenimene of boardes
and visitors will be carefully attended to. Careful
sad trustworthy waitem in constant attendanob no
the gusts. 1.37
(Successor to T. J. Cowan,)
WILL LEAVE VIRGINIA CITY EVERY
MONDAY MORNING, FOR
Sterling, Willow Creek, Gallatin City,
Morse's Store, Parson' Ranch, Middle
Oreek, Bomeman Oity, and Elk Grove.
Will, after June Ist, carry passengers and bag
gage, Ac., and after July Ist, the U. S. Mail.
By close attention to business, the proprie
tor hopes to merit the confidence and patron
age of the public.
rI`O ce at J. M. Knight's, Wallace Ft.
JAMES F. FORMAN. Pro'r
May 8, 1847. 142tf
TNO. S. SLATER,
COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
Will attend promptly to all business of a legal
nature. take depositions. administer usths. etc.. etc.
W'Immediate attention given to the eolhction
of all elaims against the United Stateses. specially
such as may arise under the recent set of Congress
equalizing bonties. Office over the store of Gen.
L. Shoup. corner Wallace and Jackson streets,
Virginia city. M. T. 136*
CommUlssam GawRan.L's O8rcL.
VIaexlmA Carr, M. T., Aug. 31, 1867.
SBALED proposals will be received at this
office until Thursday, September 4th, 12,
m., for the following Commissary stores, vis:
Fifty-four thousaed (64.000)pounds of lour.
Thirty thousand (30,000) pounds of bacon.
Seves thousand two hundred (7,200) pounds
Four thousand eight hundred (4,800) pound,
Seven thousand two hundred (7,200) pounds
One thousand mine huudred and twenty (1,
920) pounds of soap.
Six hundred (600) pounds of candles.
Four hundred and eighty (480) gallons of
Thirty (30) bushels of salt.
Bids will be received for aay or all of the
above articles. The Commissary Genral
reserves the right to reject any or all of the
bids. J. J. BULL,
Commisary General, Montana Vol.
5O0n BUSHELS seed winter wheat sad on
0VVhbudred bsbhel winter rye for ale. Two of
the ohooiest varieties of whea known, the White
Vietoris" and premium Red Bearded Medtdleruess,
introdueed here a i164,dlreely by the undersgned,
sad sow theorghly aeelimated. The last seap
yielded ovwr 0 beashts pere, the greatest yield
ever obtained east othe eky Meoutals. Neither
the grrasboppers or wheat worm have ever Injured
it, and the erep has mer be Irrigated. WillU
be ready for sale early a Septmebar. May be
esw last of Oober. Pries, s a per bushed,
at my r. May be had ef D. C. rwell, Vir.
gilaet ; MePheron & Hall, Helena; Juo Henrys.
wCret Cresug, whee east of freight and
seks will be added. Warmers em etab
sad send tsams to my and save t.
White prnag wheat NW and Ameran so a s e e
L. 5. LYMAN.
Augst 1s tl 17. wl.Stf
LEA. F. EABTON,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
a.. vikhom + WANE" w... ivrbirl· ca,, Y· T.
CONSTAXTLY bahad. sad makes. to
V .k frm 2· Oela the um. styls or
AU!marlies mmum pailb speIugtehe.
Dirnek &ibeS Qty, Eoal.um.
i oogmrr +46Y oar wee .1Maia albi as
/moW. W. 3 LACY,
so OR b e ine.ya , ~w ftinvws
ow~ of00 amhem Pm t
flaae. Stuart &r Co
wlismas-,. asa ksaiso r
6en O CER IRES ,
Wines and Liquors,
Dew: Lease oat, <aottuniwod) Xatana
H AI b .a large sad w.ll.ammurtd sitk
Segars and Pipes,
California Mining Tooli
CLOTHING, HATS, AND OAP
Harness and Leather.
We will aoou be in receipt of a eoasign~eot of
BITTER ROOT FLOUR,
Whiheb is sid to be equally as gond I th# e Oregon
*our, wboeb we will sell at prices that will
R. M. He MLE,
Wholesale ard retail daler in
DRUGS & MEDICINES,
C HEMI[CAL. ..
COAL OIL AND COAL OIL LAMIP,
VIRGINIA CIT Y, T.
S"PJhyTe.ISu Pre.erIptlte. are
CaeI uly Compuandod. 1241
C, C. iOUWSL D. H. AWDRKWS.
HOUSEL & ANDREWS,
STORAGB sad Commslies Merebsats ad
dealers Ia Greeries sad Produes, oe We lase
Street, eO door wet d Hesesy, Dsaher d Co.'s
BDak is the
Particalor assestde paid t the male of goods left
with as ee
COO CM I B O N
by parties at Salt lake or wnee Valle. iberal
Cas Advamees Made
1 OUaU*lL & ANUWEWW.
J. M. LORAIWE,
Big HIole Fridge,
n ah ima aihet is te frto Virg1.in City to Shy.
Bow, keep as bead
A LARGE SUPPLY
PRO VISIONS AND GROCERIE&
aawminmu pMUM you Th&VUJ
b ~a..ebeto Seuyr awe, e~. be.m san e wo
men.t.e ae beet attmm..ea
At I ul c mw at Ja w~l II~LLQ
AL k r i C~aL .
Othad~ a um.ý'i ei .ead,
J em ».re».....* .flrga Cv.
Jno. how's C4olaunn
Grrwnr f IdeA. and Jaekaer aree,
VtrsntIa City, im. T.,
IN THE TERRITORY.
DRY G iOODM,
Hats and Cans.
BOOTS AND 8HOES,
Ladies' irurnishlng Goods,
Gent' Furnishling Goods,
QUARTZ MILL TOOLS,
IROM AND STEEL,
And something never before broaght
into a Montana market, viz :
Oak and Ash Lumber,
Any size Wa:nted,
LVCALL AND EM
OUR STOCK OF GOODS
And asyLba yes hoRe a iT.m ,
CALL .WOR IT.
Gives seeruity to
00fsIGifls ON ommaoL