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THE MONTANA POST\ FRIDAY, JULY3L
FRIDAY MOBXIPiG, Jl'Ll SI
Hl'PeoNa MENET, New Ycrk Timtf Bunding;.^11 Park Bow *r* tb* aula agents for MoXTAHA^P oaT, for the Eastern State*.
W.T. Hamilton. Fort Benton.
MB.A. J. Smith. Bannock.
J.M. Fun. Sterling. Hot Spring DiatricL
BT.II.IN' F.K ^ Al.TTS. RTIver Bote.
JamesStvakt, Deer Lodge.
WoRDKNtCo.. Hell Gate.
VT.P. Parsons. Gallatin City.
T.Ni. h. *..: on German Oulc'h.
GEO.PBBBV, Lincoln Galch.
Geo.Raich . Karfersburg.
A.B. Hamilton. Sun River Crossing.
H.H. Hathaawy, Highland District.
F.Church, Summit City.
R.C. JuhnwN, Blackfoot.
WnilW. Jones, lteynohla' City, Elk Creek.
J.8. Williams. St. Louis. Mo.^L- F. Fishes. San Francisco. Cal.^HENRT RlERIiEN. Arerenta.
ii.Kllis Si Co., Lee^bur^rb. Salmon River Mine*
W.L^a\ export, ConteUerate Gulch.
C.besserer. Boulder Valley.
Montgomery,Bear Gulch and adjacent mine*
ii.C. \Veuioi.i^. Butte City.
GEO1U,B M. BROCK. Beartown, M. T.
DawWilson, Bowman City.
Monday^^Tuesday....^W edne*^lay^rbnreday ^^Frday^Saturday
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DaringRobbery.^One of the moat
daringrobberies that has ever been perpetrated in^Montana, was committed in this city night before^UsL Mr. S. H. Herriak, proprietor of the Broad^^way market, waa the victim of the crime. At about^ten o'clock at night he retired to rest aa usual in^Bis house, next above his market, leaving his door^open, as has been his custom during the heated^term. At 4 o clock yesterday morning he arose^and waa about to robe himself in the habiliments of^his s^!x. when to bis amazement, he found pants,^bo.,M. socks. haL drawers and vest were missing.^A search about the premises revealed the fact that^some villainous person* having neither the fear of^God nor the law before their eye*, had entered the^room while ita occupant slept, carried off the hat^and vest, and thrown the boots, socks, pants and^drawers into a vault in the baek yard. It was sub^^sequently ascertained that tliey had taken ^255 in^eoin and dust which they found in one of the pock^^ets or the pant*, but had failed to notice 8150 in^greenback* which were contained in the piatol^pocket, and concealed by a handkerchief. The^thieves might have possessed themselves of seve^^ral thousand dollars had they known it, and Mr.^Uerrick thinks himself fortunate to have lost aa^little as he did. No clue aa to who were the per^^petrator* of (be robbery nas been obtained.
Virginia Items.^We gather the
followingfrom the Democrat: The bone of a^large animal which, if perfect, would show a d.-^ameter of two feeL was found on the bed rock,^twenty-two feet below the surface on Slater'* Bar^tendaya ago,by the Rev- Hugh Duncan. In con^^nection with this item the public are reminded that^the Territory has a Historical Society, and that^any curiosities deposited with it will be preserved^and placed iu a Museum. The Hon. W. F. San^^ders is the President of thU Society, and the Hon.
H.L. Hoamer its SecretaryFifteen yoke of
cattlewere required to pull one wagon, just arrived^at Virginia, out of the mud on tb* Benton road.
nearSun River.Grasshoppers have made their
appearancein large numbers near Virginia, and
threatenthe destruction of the crops.A recent
runon the Kearsage Lode by the Postlewaite Mill^cleaned up *60 to the ton. By selecting the rock^more carefully it is thought that trom tlOO to 8125^to the ton may be obtained. Specimens have been^recently taken from this lead, in which the quartz
waaliterally tied together by thread* of gold.
Rocki^ being taken frotn the Mealer, which it is^thought will pay C75 per ton, the contract for^crushing which has been awarded to the John How
Co.The last sale of quartz on the Watseka lode
waaat the rate of ^15 pet fjot.Re*. George
Comfort,who t* to bp the *ueee**or of the Rev. A.^M. Hough, arrived in Virginia on Thur*.lay last.^He baa for several year* been the officiating cler^^gyman at Binghampton, New YorkeThomas
Piercewas buried in a drift on Friday last at Vir^^ginia, bat not aerionaly injuredfarmer* want
harvesthands iu the Gallatin.
Caycseson tub Rampage.^On Sat^^urday a horse took a spin down Wood St.. minus^his rider, and waa about to enter Fred White's sa^^loon in an unceremonious manner, but suddenly^hi* mind, cleared the stairway nt the^^ of a broken railing, and essayed to enter^Mather Si Crocker'* billiard aaloon. Failing in^this be bethought himself of hia stable and went for^it in approved style. Sunday forenoon about ten^o'clock, a cayuae seeing the name ^Kiyua,^ a rela^^tive of his from Oregon, over the door of a aaloon^in Wood St., concluded to call upon him. renew hia^acquaintance, and, perhaps take a drink; but. no^sooner had he entered than ihe very atmosphere of^the place seemed to have such an e'evating effect^ni*oo his equine nerves, that he got upon a fearful^^Tear.'' After figurative!} raising r-.rs satanic maj^^esty. af^er a fashion nearly akin to that of the hull^in the China shop, he terminated his performance^by knocking down the store, rushing thrvagb the^bed room and back door Into the yard, where he^^somen tarily became ^in deep meditation loSL^^The opportunity was seized upon for seizing the^animal and be was ignomiuiously led back to the^. t through a butcher shop, past the drawn and^quartered caiiasam of hi* fe'low quadrupeds. The^proposition to carry him home on a abutter met^with r^e favor.'If/ II
PlxasubeExcursion. ^ Gentlemen
infrom the Fiint Creok country, tell of en Arcadi^^an excursion : pastoraj delights ; romantic'naraliz-^iug. and an amount of good sense, perfectly aeton-^iahing. A party of Deer Lodger*^Judge J.^Brown and wile; Colonel Sharp and wife; Mr.^Heath and wife; M;s^ MiKinstry and Mr. Thomas^Strang, general manager and empreeaario of the^party, instead of trundling off to Ihe States, hanging^tor Niagara, Loog Branch. Newport or Saratoga,^are oat on a pleasure excursion in the Rocky^VThey hue wagons ten's, fishing,
hun'ing.cooking and musical utensils, instrument*^and paraphernalia, and are going up and down the^eoemtrv filling their hearts with gUdoe** their veins^with health, and the heart* of zton-exerrrsionists^with envy. We may be pardoned for calling theaa^Arcadians, hu* the only Pnn they worship i* the on*^in which 'he fiun.- victims are crisped to aarory^sweetness, and then^ portion, at f',rttce is absorbed^speckle! mountain treat. When last heard from^they had lanotedaud journeyed throngh the mine*^mills and herrfing grounds of Cable and Flint^Creek Diatrict*, and were nakhtg thai J^stats of^Tooth wb^re FTir^ Creek in one) beautiful cataract^of 150 feet and a ^uceesaion of cascade* leap* doer*^the roeky side* of the mountain 1000 or 1500 feet.^May they be More fortunate than the chivalric De^Soto and his faithfol follower* in the everglade*^of Florida.
Here'sYour Stoves.^We call atten^^tion to the advertisement of the great store aad^hardware man, John Kianav that appears in anoth^^er eohamn. Beside* an immense and well eeiecAed^stock of toperior tinware, Mr. Kmoa has on hand^a large number of the most popular stove* to be^found in the American market. We refer to those^of Messrs. Buck St WrighL These celebrated^stove*, perfect kitchen* in themselves, and yet^furnished at reasonable prion* hare become the^favorite* with all good oooka aad none that have^ever used them will be found without them- Call^and examine them at Mr. Einna'a. In the way of^job work, Mr. Kinna is prepared in the future, aa in^the pest, to give perfect satisfaction to all who may^favor him with their patronage, and we cheerfully^recommend hia establishment to our readers.
Why.The Herald is in hot water
becausewe did not notice a Republican meeting on^Saturday evening. No notice of any such meeting^was furnished this office. The mention of it ap^^peared ia the Jtrrmid without any given authority.^We presumed it was a Fiak btUc^ wa* it^ When^we are treated with the courtesy due a Republican^paper, it will be time enough to question our ac^^tion. It looks very much a* though your hand has^played to make that low point, and if we don't^make High, Jack, and the Game, to your lotc, there^is no virtue in a full hand of trumps
Called.We were honored yesterday
witha call trom Baron O'Keefe. he who lords it^over hia castle in the Bitter Root Valley, and who^has been a resilient of what is now Montana du^^ring the past ten years. He has seen the Territory^change rapidly from a sarage wilderness to the^most prosperous section of America, and rejoice* hi^ita progress and bright pru*i^ccts for the future-^Crops in the Bitter Root are re|^orted to be in ex^^cellent condition, aa is also the Baron, and that he^may ever be so. is our wish.
Poor Man's Jot.^^This celebrated
leada'l'hilipsburg is being energetically worked^by the Cole Saunders Mining Company. On ac^^count of its situation this lead is very easily worked,^and seven men are now stripping the dirt from it^with surpassing rapidity. One hundred and fifty^linear feet of the ledge are now exposed to view.^Fully one thousand tons of quartz are now in sight,^besides four hundred tons on the dump pile. A^portion o! the ore from this ledge which i* to be^shipped to Benton and New York, has already ar^^rived in Helena and is deposited in front of the^Novelty Store.
C.vm.E.^Wm. Nowlan, Esq., arrived
mthe celebrated qaam mining camp of Cable
onMonday night. He gives u* further particular* j^concerning the recent great strike on the Cable.^The ledge was diaoovered at the new and immensely^rich point by running a drift, a distance of forty^feet into Cable Mountain from the bottom of a hun^^dred foot abaft At the place at which it ia now^being worked the ledge has a widta of thirty feeL^The Win. Nowlan mill ha* recently been crushing^upon the new quartz, and cleaned up on Sunday^last a fine lot of amalgam, which ha* been manu^^factured into a brick weighing 139^ ox. S29 fine,^and worth #2,3e4.09 in coin. Thi* brick may be^seen at Messrs. Nowlan ^t Weary 'a bank, ami ia^the result of a five days run with ten stamps upon^the quartz referred to. Although unassorted, the^rock yielded over thirty dollars per ton, and it ia^thought almost fabulous results may be obtained^by a carefhl selection of quartz for crushing. The^The Hanauer mill ia a fine one. and running well^upon the Thomas lode In the latter mine an ex^^plosion, caused by foul air, occurred on Friday^nighL and again on Saturday and Sunday, causing^the caving in of the shaft, and throwing difficulties^in the way oi the working af the ledge. JThe^Hanauer mill wift probably cleaned up to-day^after ten days run.
ardyesterday the Diatrict Court was engaged in^the hearing of motions and demurrers, and the^disj osal of a large quantity of unfinished business.^It last night adjourned until Friday, when the^hearing of motions etc., will be resumed* During^the present term one hundred and tw*tr*y-flve^oases hay* been disposed of, a larger amount of^Business than lias ever before been done in this^Court. Every case upon which a trial has been^claimed has been tried, save one, and there is atill^an opportunity for bringing that beiore the Court.^Such a vigorous prosecution of the legal war by^the court referred to is worthy of the highest com^^mendation. The case of Wilson vs Fredrick*, in^^volving the title to a flouring mill in the Gal^^latin, and the trial of which waa announced for to^day has been postponed. This case has been so^much turned and twisted, thkt it is involved in^almost inextricable confusion, the various papers^which play apart in it. being sufficient to ^peck a^jury box^ or any other capacious receptacle^Judge Munson goes to Diamond on Monday where^he will hold court for about a week. He ha*^some important cases to dispose of there.
LfRADlNGof Broadway.^The pro^^priety of grading this magnificent thoroughfare of^Helena ia now being much discussed, and seems to^receive favorable consideration. a survey of the^street has been made with reference to the pro-^posed ^rade. by means of which it has beeu de^^monstrated that the following changes in the pres^^ent level of the street will become necessary : At^tlie corner of Jackson street, the upper aide of^Broadway wiil be cat down 7 inches , opposite the^Post Office, it wiil be cut down 2t feet ; opposite^Masonic Hall, 4i feet; opposite E wing's .Stable,^21 feet, opposite Dr. Bollard's 4 feet; corner of^Ewing street, 31 feeL From the last named point,^a short easy grade makes connection with the natu^^ral level of the street above. It ia estimated that^l.tiOO cubic yards of earth will be removed In the^making of the contemplated improvement- The^lineal distance to be graded is 1,000 feet, and par^^tis*) hare offered to do the work for 61,400. being^at the rate of seventy cent* per front foot, to be paid^by the property on each side of the street. Th*^contract ha* not b tea finally let as yet, and parties^wishing to mak* their bids upon it will file their^proposals with J as. W. Whitlatch, Esq., at hia of^^fice, or Cha*. V. Cannon. Esq., ^t hi* steaui crack^^er bakery.
LivelyTimes Among the Bricks.--
Justat peesent Lie gold trade of Helena is very^lively, ami the brick manufacture is correspond^^ingly i rish. Ob Monday Prof. SteitR, at th* First^National Bank Assay Office, smelted half a dozen^bricks, weighing in the aggregate 1.450 ounces,^worth 836.742 in coin. One of these bricks is wor^^thy of especial notice ou account of it* size, it*^weight being 51*4 ounces and its coin value 010.246.^Another Assay office, that of Mr. F. Bohm, smelted^for the three day* ending last night, 2,994} ounces^of gold, worth in coin $52,917 00. Their brick^manufacture for yesterday alone, resulted in the^sang little sum of 10.000 golden uollars. A large^run was also made yesteiday by Messrs, Molitor^Bros, who turned out 014 000 worth of bricks. And^so the indisputable evidences of Montana's wealth^are constantly making their appearance, hot from^the hands of the moulder, much to the discomfiture^o croakers ami to the delight of those whose taith^in the riches of Montana remains unshaken.
DiamondMaj. Davenport of Dia^^mond made hi* appearaac* ia town yesterday.^Water is rapidly subsiding ia l^ ..federate Oaleh.^and the work of re opening the dra:n ditch is pro^^gressing floely Thompson's gulch continues to^pay welL Benton Gulch is atill being prospected^No news of importance.
[Fromthe New York Tribune.]^LET US HIVK PEACE !
Gen.0. S. Grant's
BYWM. olax 11 Boraxa.^^Let us have peace!^ ia the cry of the millions^Who fought for the starry gemmed ttag of the^free;
'Tiathe prayer of the hero, the song of civilians.^That rolls from the mountains far down to the
Thenation that rooked in the tempest and gloom.
Anddrifted in doubt to be wrecked oo the shore.^The storm ha* outlived, and the thunders that boom
Arevoice* that prophecy tempest no more.
Letus have peace !^ is the sigh of the lowly,^That walk in the vale where the cypress is seen,
Whomourn their departed with tenderness holy.^And kneel where the graves are perennially^green.
Andwhere the ^Unknown,^ in tneir silence, are^sleeping,
Thefeet of the angels are pressing the sod,^And vespers of harmony round them are keeping.^While martyrs ot freedom have gone to their God.
Letus have peace''' the evangel oi Labor,
Wheretoilers imploringly lift up their hands;^Go I wipe off the stains from the death dealing sa^^bre
Andbuild the bright altar of hops for all lands;^Lo! radiant from darkness the temple in glory^Throws wide to the world the broad aisle* of the^fane:
Andfreemen shall toil, aa they utter the story,^And children repeat to the ages again.
'Lettu have peace!^ i* the chorus ascending
Fromhamlets that lie 'mid the pine-covered hills.^And like a glad anthem in unison blending,
Float*on till th* plain with its melody thrills;^And rivers that roll to the land of the West.
Andprairies that wake to the hymn of the free.^With millions of lreemen imploring for rest.
Swellpsalms of rejoicing while bending the ki ee.
Letus have peace!^ from the war's wild coin no^^tion.
Thetrumpet's alarums, and the crash of the firid,^And let the new bliss, like the billows of ocean.
Rollover the land where the hero has kneeled;^The smoke of the battle has swept from the sky
Thethunder* have ceased, and the bugle's wild^blast.
Thechains have been riven! and loud from on^high
Thereveille calls to the love of the past!
Lf.Tl's have peace!^ in a holy thanksgiving.
TheHero-voice cries, in the name of the Lori'^For the sake of the dead! for the sake of the liv ng!
Turnspears into pruning hooks^to plowslur. s^the sword I
Andoat of the darkness shall come forth the beam^^ing
Ofglory's bright sun where the foemen have^trod.
Andfreedom shall teach, with a truth all redeem^^ing
Thatpeace with out brother is ]^eaoe with our^God!
NewYokk, Jane 27, 1909.
HOWXO GLADDEN LIFE.
Ifthe world aeems cold to you,^Kindle fire* to warm it!
Lettheir comfort hide from view
Winter*that deform it.^Hearts as frozen aa your own
Tothat radiance gather:^You will soon forget to moan,
Ah ! the cheerless weather'''
Ifthe world's a wilderness.
Go.build houses hi it'^Will it help your loneliness
Onthe winds to din it ^^Raise m hot, however slight.
Weedsand brambles smother,^And to roof and meal invite
Ifthe worlds a vale of tears.
Smiletill rainbows span it '^Breathe the loves that life endears.
Clearfrom clouds to fan it.^Of vour gladness lend a gleam
Lotosouls that shiver ;^Show them how dark Sorrow's stream
Blendswith Hope's bright river !
Accidentat PniLLiPsr.cKo.^A se^.
rioasaccident occurred at Fhillipsburg on i^last. Mr. John Taylor was engaged in hailing^quartz to the Sl Louia and Montana Mining Cos.^mill and attempted to put hia foot on the brale of^the wagon while he waa descending a hill. His^foot slipped, however, and lie was precipitatel un^^der th* wagon, the whole load of 8.000 Iks- of^luart ^ passing over him. His leg was brokei, his^thigh severely bruised, bis ankle crushed and some^of his teeth knocked out. Straoge to say. se re^^ceived no fata injury, and it is even though; that^he may retain his leg aad regain the use of it^James Stuart, Esq., set the broken limb.
Xi^;^;ets.^Mr. George Montgomery,
theproprietor of the Lightning Pony Express,^running berweea here and Beartown,^informs ua that two large nuggeta were found iu^Bear-Gulch last week. The claim upon whiih the^specimens were discovered was No. 2 or 3 a bore the^Lower Discovery, and about one mile belor the^town. One of the nuggets is the largest that has^been found in the country for a long tine, its^weight being five pounds. It is. however, sprin^^kled with a considerable quantity of quartz The^other nugget was of perfectly pure gold, aid was^worth #o00. Bear Gulch is proving itself one of^the richest camps of the Territory.
Philipsbcrg.The mill of th^ St.
Louisand Montana Mining Company is Itill at^work upon rock from the Hope Lode, althourb the^supply of ore taken out is nearly exhaust id. It^will therefore soon commence running upen cus^^tom rock, and has. we rinderstand, already made^arrangements tor orushing ore from the Poor Man's^Joy aad the Rumley and Bugher.
UnionMeeting at Blackpool^A
largeand enthusiastic Union meeting waa held at^Black foot night before last. The Hon. Williain^Cl aggett waa prevented by siekness from leaving^hi* home in Deer Lodge, and addressing the meet^^ing aa it had been announced that he woull do.^Eloquent speeches were, however, m.vle b\ Col^Wilbur F. Sanders, Judge Clitus Barbour. n^l Mr.^Pinney. The meeting was one of the lies: ever^held in Blackfoot. and we regret that we have not^in this issue, snflieient space in which to do t jus^^tice. We shall speak further of it to-morrov .
FromThu-sday's Daily-^Poetuw^It appears to us that about one half^of prosy humanity is cursed with a ni ^uomania for^versifying. Never a week pa ass* that we do not^receive gushing edasions ot muse ridden mortal*,^and frequently two or three per day. We coosid*r^it the aublimeat philanthropy on our part i^ keep^them out of type, and if the authors bad half the^gratitude they should, we would be th* recipient^of a new hat or a dozen of champagne for sparing^them the mortification of being ridiculed. There^are not very many poets in Montana^no* since^King evaporated. Montanians only require a^little poetry, but what they get should be good. It^may be obtuseness on our part, but in all the orig^^inal ^ pome*^ sent us in the last twenty months we^have only found sufficient merit in one to give it^publication. Many have been rejected through a^sense of duty, while entertaining the kindest feel^^ings to wants their authors, although in numerous^instances they have manifestly failed to aooord us^rood intent This is elicited by the numerous^^line*.'' ^poems.^ ^verse*,^ etc., we are at present^ia receipt of. We do not wish to ridicule their au^^thor* or be bored by reading them, and therefore^state, that, on general principle*, we most respect^' original poetry.
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QuickTime.^Dr. Rea'^ mare last^evening traveled her mile upon the Fashion Course^ia one minote and fifty-seven aenonds. If all our^horse^ could do this, we should have but little^need of passenger railroads.
Thompson'sGulch.^From Mr. J. D.
Rogers,we lean the following concerning Thomp^^son's gulcb. Although discovered in 1S65, and^althoogh one company ha* been mining there ever^since then, so little noise has been made concerning^it. that it ha* remained comparatively unknown.^It is, however, by no means a second class camp,^and already boasts a city the given nam* of which^is Eagle- It contains forty Or fifty buildings, all^of which have been erected since the first of April.^Among these are two stores, three saloons, and^two boarding houses. It ia sixteen milea by rail^and twenty-aix milea by stage road Iroin Diainoad^City and has communication with the latter place^by means of a tri-weekly coach. It is a tributary^of Deep creek and has been worked for a distance I^of three miles. The absence of lumber with j^which to construct sluice boxes has much iorpeded |^mining operations daring the present season, but |^Scanlas'a mill, fifteen miles below, commenced^running two weeks ago and lumber is now abnn-^danL It comes so late in the season, however^that it can be of little use. as the water is already^commencing to fail. The best claims in Thomp^^son's gulch pay a boat eighteen dollars per day to !^the hand, although much larger runs have been i^made. For instance, Messrs. Ramsey Si Tubus^cleaned up week before last, 0f.OO, above expea- |^set, the reault of one weeks run with six men^working. Just below Eagle City, on Morgan bar,^there are in successful operation, three hydraulics,^one of which recently cleaned up between three |^and four pounds of gold after a run of one week.^Eight or ten bed-rook flumes are in process of eon- '^struction in the gulch. Principal among these ia^the lower one, situated in the Canyon. It is thirty^inches Aide, and has now attained a length of rive ;^hundred feet, and a depth of ten feet below the |^surface. It has not yet reached bed rock, tut such^prospects a. are obtained give fine hopes for^the future. To turn from items mining to items mas-^ncatory, we may state that the denizens ot Eagle^City are now living luxuriously upon such dead^representatives of the living as Antelope. Elk, Peer^and speckled Trout. They also have ^upon the^side^ such delicacies a* fresh strawberries, go^berries and raspberries; huckleberries are growing^and will be served op ^in their season ^ Surely^Thompson's gulch has a biiiliant proq.-.t tor bbs^future, both in the gold and grub 1 ^^^^*.
Noticeto Tax Payers.^The assess^^ment roll for the year 18fiS. having been received^by me according to law, this is to give notice that^the Territorial and County taxes are now due. and^tbxsald be paid to me immediately, at mv office, at^the Court House ia Helena. M. W. KINO,
Helena.July 22d, 186C d^w4w Collector.
APeculiar.Cask.^A friend in Bear-^town, whoae acquaintance we were pleased to i^make during a recent visit to that section of the |^country writes to us, over the signature Bxn.s-^the particulars of a very peculiar case that recent, j^ly came before Justice McKlroy We shall de- |^vote considerable space to the subject ami give out 1^correspondent's letter in fnll. from the fact that it^establishes anew precedent in legal jurisprudence,^and may prove immensely valuable, as a point of^reference to our attorney a
PartFirst.^One of the demi moudt bought elev- 1^en dollars' worth of goods of a merchant that, be-^cause we know no better or more appropriate name,^shall be called Leon, and entirely neglected on^the several Monday mornings when sh^; was re^^quested so to do, to pay for her purchase. An at^^tachment immediately sprang up between the Sher^^iff and 'Fanny.'and both proceeded to Court. Judge^McElroy's as aforesaid. Lecn. arm el with his led^^ger, enters, following h'm a crowd of interested^spectators. Before the Justice a tallow dip. around^it the iudicial arm, to prevent the extinguishment^of the luminary by the boys of Beartown. Such^was the situation, but the performance requires^for its description some one with a better concep^^tion of the ridiculous than ouiselve*. Suflice it to^say that the drop curtain fell on a jadgaieot for^^Leon.^^Part Second,^' Fanny^ became a suitor^to the extent of #'.H^ for services rendered. She^brings no books, but armed with her i^ersiiasive^powers, demands a jury. In compliance w ith her^wishes many are called but few were chosen.^At last the unprejudiced twelve are found. They ;^fail to agree. Twelve more listen to the testimony,^and render judgment for plaintiff in the sum of one^dollar and costs, amounting in all to about 87^^ 00.^Grand Tableau,^Leon despondent, ^Fanny^ tri- |^nmphant,^tallow dip flamant, the jury in the back^ground in such alphabetical p^*r^ ssspeli in living^characters ^Equal and Exact Justice.
LocalClippings.^From the Indv- \
pendent: One huudred and sixty-three n^^w ar- i
rivalsat one hotel ia Deer Lodge in ooe week |
Fortymen are reported at Libby Creek, all of
themdoing moderately wellHarvest in Hell
GateValley is one month earlier this year than
lastSo much grain is being raised about '
Missoulathat it is thought the prices will be low
From the Democrat The Sterling Mining
Companyhas struck bed rock in Norwegian (iulch ^^and has seven feet of pay graveL In one week's I^sluicing from their drain ditch they took *3oT^. and^a three days run made last week cleaued up -*174
We understand CapL W. H. Kodgers, Ter
ritorialAuditor, has sent back the assessed prop^^erty return* of Lewis and Clark county, refusing^to accept the same as being any thing near a oor- i^reel assessment.
PrizkFight.^A fight has been fin^^ally arranged between Coo Oreui of this city and^McArdV of Deer Lodge Coo has just retsmed |^from the last named place w here pr^'limiu.tr ^ -^were settled and ^s200 forfeit money put ut^ ^^n^each side. The fight will be for 91000. the bal- I^ance of which is to be put up at Con Orem's Oym- ,^nasium in this city, on Saturday week. The place^at which the fight will take place has not yet been ^^definitely determined, but it will probably be ei^^ther here or at Deer Lodge. McArdle will go in-j^to the ring weighing fifty pounds n or. thau Q^being the heaviest man that ever fought in the^Territory. Notwithstanding this orji* in tavor of^his opponent Con wfll make things Svely for hi i^Both parties commence training at one-;.
Artistic.Mr. Savage, of thf* cole* j
bratedphotographic firm of Savng^ ^ Ottinger. ol^Salt Lake has, during the pant few days, taken^some of the most beautiful scenic picture* ever ^^seen in the Territory Among these We may espec !^ially mention a view of Main street on Sunday, a '^general view of Helena from the bluff at the eoatb^of the town, a comprehensive and beantiful view of^L'nienville, and viewa oftbe mine* in that rfstBlaB1^Mr. Savage i* now ia the Boulder Valley, photo^^graphing aosne of the picturesque sceoery to be^found there. He will soon return, and after a^short stay in Helena, proceed to the Great Kails of^the Missouri, where his camera win catch the i^shadow of one of the grandest sights in America. i
Sold.A large numlier of cki7.e^n^i
weresold cheap yesterday morning by sorer inhii- j^man wretch who started the report that the Yigi- I^lance Committee had provided a man for break- '^fast, and that he waa served up upon the old tree^devoted to such use in Dry Gulch. Many were the^persons that marched op the hill, and then marched j^down again, the latter operation being performed [^with much ^disgustion.
InTown.^Frank Kenyon Esq., of
theIndependent is in town and leave' to-morrow^tor Benton aad the State* Frank nay your j^friends in America be aa glad to meet , m. a* are I^are sorry to part with you, and may you speedily^return to us.
Thefollowing is thelist of letters remaining in the^Post office, Helena. m. T^ July 29tti, 186S.^A
AndersonA Arnett pArnett A p
ArnoteA-2Armitage Joeh Ayers Cha*
AydeoMilton Alliu J WAtes Jno p
BaldnffFrank^Blake ii 11^Burnett J e^Balange l
BladesB h^Hums* W B
BushDavid^Brandt R^Bassett E^Bell J B
ChulteWin^Chamberlain s^Cawood Win^Cull P^Cady Jno^Carman S H^Cruthers J S^Charbott Ed^Cross Jno^Carton a^Coleman J E
De'ArcyEd^Davis 11^Dickinson O
Frest on J^Frost l P^Fisher T W
OivioaJas^(Sash J M^dray Norris^ttregor Francis^Goudard W e
HardyK J^lliilbord J^Harper T^Marrison A^Hall C e^Hall Geo^Hincill t M^liubbord J E^lloeyfner A
JohnsonJ S^^* rs
KingJ W^Keats Cha*
MooreJ S^Moss H^Myers W S^Malouey J^Mathews W J
McKayA^McUermaid D^McLaoe e^McNamara W^McGregor A M^McKenuy II J^McLeman K^McKiuley A
PicketW W^Pence P J^Puny C b^Phelps W H
RawlingsZ^Raj-field Geo :^Rauisdahl J^Richardson J^Russell N
HirdsellF^Harden R^Blake m ii
BoothWilka^Birch S D^Burns A F
BuchananJ^Brown G W^Bean E
CartwhiglitN^CaveJ T^Carr Kobt^Cassou C V^Cam bell J^Cameron^Clark J O^Creamer Jos^Coulter G^Crawiord A^OsbB D F^d
Doshera H^Harrington T^Duun Jas
FloridaEd^Filler t B^Krishnell a M^Frazier W N
GarriDgtoni*^Gillman J N^Gauer t C^Gostling Jas^Gooduow OH
IIHoort V^Hatch C E^Horbuson V^Haverstock^llalback L^Hainan J K^Heuephill ii^Hill T W
JonesA C^Johnsou S A
' ^ Si. Pe^K
KingT ^^Kelly J S^It
LawrenceJ^Lux A C^Loebr S
MooreJ^Miller J b^MillowryJ W^Mu.ioy A
MeOurdysi a^McLaughliu W^M. Kmg'ut P^McCreckon M^^*^cLeau Ed^McKnight P^McKey a^O
Pe.reeJK^l'ierce G W^Prince C 11
BakerFred^Bearer, tt W H^Boroman J II
Blaze!II^Black Mik ^^Brow a J
BrewerF^Brossmer S^Beannoit T
CollettAl^Cowden ii^Candy t^Carputa J S^Case B V^Clarke J ii^Chullator M^Clark Chas L^Craig W^Coulter J A
DickyJno^Douglass Lucy^Dolino L
FrickJ no^Frost L P
GchliegII^l i n i -.it - lie^Grai^igs J^(ioynan M^Glond Ed
HamW S^Horner J^Hauks D^Hanner J II^Haiuer D W^Hendry J^Ilendrickson a^Hunter J H
LewuiJM^Logan 4 K
Muit.eburyWin^Merrill C^Morton W ii^Muaatd T A
McDonaldJ^McKiuuy ii J^Mi'I.emon 11
ProostII^Pierce J II^Prince ^V C
HansomL^Reese | n^Richardson Mrs S A-2^Russell T H-2 Rockfellow G W
Srott .'^!:- N J^Sear Is Geo- 2^.Short 1) 11^Sampson ^j^Smith A F^S|^-ar D H^S we wart A T^Slout Ed-2^Stevens T A
TaylorS P^'1 homes J ii^^ Chas^E J
WarehamH^Walker G S^Wolf H L^Weeka B T^Wyer Wm^Wright Jno^Wbitbeck C H
.-l.eriffCourt^Sal my J K^Smith Jas^Spr^use a^Street D^Stewart Jno^Sieger J C T^Sweet H
WattersJas^WimmIs J n-:j^Williams H It^J D^en^Wright W b
Sexcoo J a
SheelyII A^Simmons K F^Sisson J-2^^uiith J F'^South G II^Stanly J^Stanton D^Sutton Win
Thory J I^Tippet Geo^Tolly a-2^Turrell J A-2
Wnrd Jno^Woods e D^t^ each ter il^Weeb L a 2^Wlllisou a
JOHNPOTTO. P. H.
HOBfEB\CK ltlI^ES I\
Writtenfor the Montana ^Post.^'
ToSt. Peters Mission^Amphitheater Butte^^John Brown the Cold Spring Ranchman-^Neptune and Flora, a difference of Express^^ion^Time and ^the Overland waits lor no^man.
Sixteenmile^ in the most direct practicable^course from the Sun River Crowing to Helena,^have brought tae here to St. Peter'i Mission.^It is located five miles south-east of the stage^road, and three south of ^Bird Tail Kock,^^aad is about sixty miles' from the metropolis.^I will explain in my next how I mnk^* the^Sun river cro-sing only seventy-six mile*^from the metropolis, instead of ninety, as^calculated by stage men.
The^Amphitheater Butte^ is three miles^south- e.ist of the Sui. river crossing, and^ranks, among the notable configuiatione^around here, next to ^Bird Tail. ' Though^both, alike, strike the beholder with their^resemblance to works of art, the ideas impres^^sed by each are entirely different. The for^^mer with iu fan-shaped oatlines, its tiuted^bare, pillard front, and arched recesses, car^^ries the mind into viajoBS of oriental splen^^dor; while the latter, rising regularly from^the plain uutil it attains an altitude of from^one hundred and fifty to two hundred feet,^reminds one, with its regular edges- of bared^granite frowning down from every point of^its carcumfer^nc.', ota ^reat li.unle or mighty^fortress. Rising up from a broad ext, uose 0i^table l'tnds, no other prominent elevations^near, and its superficial extent on the top al-^mcsi as great as the arc t covered by its base,^the ^Amphitheatre^ looms in view for mile*^around, and, or.ee so-m, i- a land-mark never^to be forgotten. It is appar^nt]y perfectly^level, and in reality nearly so. Covered^with nutritious grass it If a favorite stock^range. Bearing to the right of the ^Am^^phitheatre,^ u gallop of fiye or six miles^further, oyer land excel toot for pas^^turage, and well adapted to the *groirth^of small gratis^but which, owing to the^vast exteot of rich bottoui gr^*iid still un^^claimed, will long lie uaiarrowed^brings^me to the ^^L'olil Spriug RnSfTBt. owued by^s big-hearted Irish-American named John^D. Brown, formerly of Providence, ft. I.^Mr. Brown's is the only house of enterLnr.-^raent between the ^Bird Tail^ and Sun riror ;^and a charming and delighted spot it is, too,^a* many a weary traveler, and fatigued^freighter who has quaffed from the ice-cokl^fountain at his door will agree. No demur^^ring or promises of ^another time^ would^do^myself and friend must dismount. liar-^BBC crossed his threshold, we were in the fnsshes^of that true Celtic hospitality, whose silken^threads cannot be abruptly broken. His^interesting perasMsaJ re mis aecen oe*, and broad^Irish humor, while presiding at the nattily^spread but inviting board^(smile not, ye ol^the metropolitan saloons, for the rude cabin^of the frontier bath charms and comforts ye^wot not of!)^would have captivated old Zeno^himself, and subdued the moat ascetic tem-
neramentto a convivial mood. As mi.^mnter, pioneer and farmer, Mr. Broen v^^had bis share of mountain vicissitudes h M^is confident that he has ^struck it at iW*^and I fully concur. '
Iwith you would hare the foreman ^ra^^the compositor who made tne M. ; ff^fourth Paragraph of my first km*^^each blade, petal and bay^ (bndi ^!.^^sparkling with crystal drops.^ While 1^positively aver that I have di.-covered *J^on the top of one of the highest mo*Bh^^^hereabout, where an oyster bed once^xuoi^i_;^which I can substantiate on my monThU^ '^hibiting a dosen of th* fosiliaed moUusif ^^am equally sure that Neptune no longer^s-erU authority in this region.
There! again I am apprized that the Helen,,^bound coach will be at ^Bird Tail^ in ftr^hour, and I must quickly drop the pen 0i^this will not be in time for Father Minnetry J^mail.il jr v 1
St.Peter'a Mission, July 20. lhfe
(The Government Exploration pans uau a^^Crown Botte^ that which Mr. ML ha* ^U^.jrnaC^^Amphitheater.^ The two eoutitruous Uutt^,^known a* the ^Big Knee*.^ Their hasght wa^estimated at S00 feet . and Crown But, ( r..^flowing at their base was bj barometer niessaM-^ment :i.0t^u sbov,^ the sea, jrivinir Crown hutlr u^altitude of 4 469 feet ^Ed.)
AJAUNT TO BLAt KFOOT.
At3, P. M., Saturday, we stepped into^buggy, where Ht pounds avoirdepois chri^tened N. P. Langford, when th^ poubds wer.^ounces, preceded us, and went out to t'uewes^from Helena. All nature wa.- luteal t!^roadside waa bright with ^green things gro^ing;^ the face of the Great Collector waj^picture of peace, and the brand of ^the^tie^ was ^Travis' best.^ An hew aad te^minutes to Oreeihorn Gulch, where in th^scowl of a threatening shower, the lnwtin^door of Jack Reynolds waa like a vegetabl^ranch, a good thing to be entered. We loan^Jack, the Ajax of the Rocky Mountain^his pins and sensitive to the comfort of hi^guesL^. Three weeks ago he was ^liij**t , v^this divide; a storm burst in it-^ fury, the Pre^rsethean fires poured from the heated heaven^I bolt of lightning struck the outfit,knuc^the wagon into ^smithereens,^ killed threi^his horses, tore up the ground like a youn
earthquake,and Jack saye^it asses h
headache a little.^ He intends to hire ut^for a gun boat in the next war.
Intothe wagon ac,aiu and L. ventures^witticism. ^Jack! you call this Greenhc^Gulch, where are the Greer.horns^^ ^I BaSj^the most of them are about starting f r Blacl^foot.^ Ihere was no real necessity for tt^aharp cut the little $300 hor;e got ju t then^but away we went, scudding up the hills i^the Mullan road and in ualf an hour wore I^thp summit of the main range oi the Kock^Mountains, longitude 112^ west, latitude V^30' north. Emerging from the timber, i^were on a bnld, massive mountain top, tl^very crest of the great range of the continen^6,044 feet above the level of the sea, where^cup of water might be tossed^a part to tl^tributaties of the Atlantic and part tot^tributaries of the Pacific. ^Here,^ said I^companion, ^as did our craft in the oldeLd^^cn a beautiful September evening in 186^two other Master Masons and myselt openi^.md closed tho first Masonic Lodge ever h*\^in Montana.^ Truly the place was fitly cui^sen, the ^ancient landmarks^ iu this ins tar i^are not likely to be forgotten, and the a^of the Grand Lod=e of Montana, rer.resentii^a high mountain with th^^ approach t-i t^summit, tlong three graded ascents, is t.^only a beautiful design but sugc estive of ti^first meeting of ^the brethren ol the Bran^tie.^ After taking an observation with^spirit thermometer, drinking to the health^Columbus, the Rocky Mountains, the Nor^American Continent generally, and, more^pecially, all good Masons a rattling rat^between front and hind wheel' down L^mountain, brought us up at Clarke * t $^gate, where we found the clever proprirt^rejoicing over the arrival of a welcome^exceedingly youthful gu^;t a day or twu i^fore. It was proper alio to dtink to 1^health, and it was done with a hearty grx^will.
Overthe next divide and circling aroii^the hills we crossed Snow Shoe gulch, son^25 men are mining with hydraulics at I^foot of the gulch and as manv more at I^head, all doi-.ig well. Ihe middle gulch^abandoned. A couple of miles 1^men are at work on Carpenters Bur, bbb^Prairie gulch. In the latter Simmon: A (^have 2000 feet of excellent ground, 6 feet^pay to bed rock, :md yielding with a .^draulic, and bed-rock flume 2^^ I feet lot^$2,000 per week. The entire i.ir and go)^is shallow, and the yield $30,000 or ^ ^^week, claims paying from $K^0t^. ts $2^^Another mile and a half and we were^iilackfoot, a thrifty little town on Op!^gulch, l'eaco ck A Co. tue Travis' of Else^loot, took charge of our j ,^n:-^s who k^trotted us over the thirty mile- ia less thi^four hours, including stopping* and ^bssbt^pings,^ and, with a confidence not mi-plac^we, entered the ^Carey House,^ and cr^signed ourselves to the care of the Carey^While ^sampling^ a sumptiousrepast, lac^eluding ^ham and hominy ^ a favorite iI^of the Collector, we were informed th^Ophir gulch is beioj worked from thesams^to its mouth, about 600 men finding empU*]^ment along its fifteen miles of gulch sl^burs. The yield is estimated at $i0^^*JiIl^week, and bar claims are selling as high I^$1700. Some ten or, twelve mil-., weet^^Blaekfoot, Jefferson gulch employs l^^Washington 400, and California 50 men. .J^these gulchei pay well, and a considers!!^amount of the money finds its way to Bla^^foot, giving a healthy, stea.lv ^tiiaulu;^trade. It m said I lackfoot is Deniocnj^but meeting R. C. and J. B. John.-on, Mr-^McFarland. candidate for the House. Me**^Trumbull and Simmons, Lh. NiciioL-, mj ,^host of other whole aouled, and royal heaftj^good fellows, who each give the.-i^n of^Republicans, we think the little^has enough of ^leaven^ in it to rise^the so-called Democracy of 61^S. Any^Blackfoot lives, moves and has a prosperf^being, nnd as we journeyed l^ack in the**^morn, it was with high appreciation^magnificent valleys and grand oil niounta^that lie to the west of the back-bone; srs*^sat ion of ^where the gold comes from^an exalted opinion of ^onder sider^iug off to the south we strtic% thr^^road oa the Blackfoot, aixl eacnunl red^garrulous, gossiping, good-uattue^' isS,*^of ranch eggs, trout and t^known as the ^Frenchwoman.^ j^no trout on hand, vv - did * '^but instead scaled the mtrii^healthful, joyous ride, eutered the metror^^the ^den,^ and this record of ^s jassi^Blackfoot.
Themost important remark he mi'l^in regard to the ^stati-ticles^ of the a I^can party.^Gazette, 2'Uh.
Nowwe advise the GatdU befow^dons the Censor's robe*, to lot-t Bt^horrid blunders in the telegraph f.vm^8i^ of the Funding BUI. It ^t^W w^well, perhaps,toe. to take Mr. Y.\h*.y^candidate for the Assemhlv, to on*^and inform him it was highly ^^^^*^^in him to retieat tnree ^^r four tnn^*^^his, s|^eec!i that ^ Democrat^ \*^kated ia American BastiieH.^ M r. ~a*^^bJm murdered his namesake in aw
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justas w.-ll drop the subject.
Si.ator Henderson has the pr*'^^Foote in Washing-ton.^dioMnck.
Verysingular, but it was only *^bo. A little service mad.- Il^That ^u^is- ^nailed.