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LO CAL INTELLIGENCE. Uostii.ks Not All Govc.^Jack Greer nr - rive l on Thursday night with dispatches from Howard's and Green's command. A little be yond Katnia he met a courier from Howard whose command he left at Wejpecamas ground. Greer exchanged dispatches with him andre turned to Green's command. On Wednesday ere Greer started here with dispatches. Just us lie reached the Elk City crossing of Lawyer's canon lie was shot at three times from the front. It was dark yet ho saw two Indians in advance of him. He wheeled his horse and rode back towards Cottonwool]. A fourth shod I was fired at bun in his retreat* Ho returned to Green's command and remained till Thursday , morning and then eamo through in daylight. On Wednesday as Col. Stunner and one or two „ „• .. V, , . othe.s were coming from t!ic command on ( ot .- 1 ton wood and were within abbut five miles of f.awvcr's oiuon they saw two In liais ata dis tance to their left and from their movements deemed them hostiles. It is evident that rem nants of the hostiles arc still in the country and j ready to do mischief when opportunity presents. From Mr. IdahoV-E. B. Whitman left Mt. Idaho Wednesday morning, lie re ports Col. Green's command with Whipple. Winters and others tumped nt Crosdale's. Lieut. Wilmot and volunteers had riot re turned from south side ofSilmon Tliv-r. MeCon ville had gone to Fierce City to cither escort the families o 111 or to remain ihr their protection. Ifovvdrd advanced on I he Lo La trail on M iu,Iny, !! * proposed to proceed in advance with cavalry. His men and trains of supplie« i= said to have been nearly six miles in length when he moved out of Kami«. citizens in and about under great fe u tiles. of tiie return of the hos Whitman sivs that 1 Mr. Idaho still are f< k w;July ."1st 1877. Editor Teller:— there was an crr>»r i' 1 your extra of'iia.lay July 23th. in which is stated "Mr. Fenn informs Jis that, at tin; re quest of Gen. Howard a mc.i.slirem -nt has . ■on made of the - distance of ttio v..:aiHcers from Ferry's comma:; 1 at t'.io '' . ■ . i . .1 J on the 5 th of July, A a." (<'••«. :I * v . -1 stitclto rax that tho investi ' ,ri >.i w p' in »!:•> îma l.s of Fob Mason, an 1 th*!, tho f-wtji sh eil 1 bo placed in his h in (l.s. Ho ask» 1 mo it' from tho vnlunteo'v to (' •!. I' ao l I inform.! 1 ni: i th u ! did ' j miles, bat that, l v ml 1 seJ : urel, audit was tn* »sure l ill day by ethers an l inv.se!.'. <>. N. r». CL.'«»,';} TEl.,: Aï*r.î, Walh h. July 2TtIt 1 877. A. Lclitnd A Sun, lvlitors l.o'.viston Teller. Hear Sirs:—\ 11 tho Teller extras, tint 1 have received since the Indian trouble«, 1 have telegraphed them to both our 1 Walla Walla and F *rihtn l offices an 1 sent them as coming from you, (so that the papers woul 1 give you credit tor them) thus "From Teller extra," and 1 do not understand why they do not give you credit for them. [Fours truly, »P -jr f)P t TiAt lV r. tf. PhABODi , Operator. ; The operator at Vvhilla'wJhi has notified j similarly. Hence the publishers arc the plasi- i . , * ° artsts. ! ------ , : T . *, C 1 Jlnvc s express iirri ' C( l on j fiursJay nigat from Fiercjs City. All quiet ; mul undisturbed there. Mctjonvillo and volun toers met Danwell an l learning that nil was j safe »t Fierce City returned tt> Dunwell's Ferrv, assisted in obtaining the ferity-boat and attach ing it to the wire, and thrri hl« man n»..! it to the wire, and then his men wen,t to Mt. Idaho for remounting while he himself came to Lewiston. An Officer.-**AV e were glad to see Col. \ Stunner once more in this section b'gjais former sojourn at I.apwai as com mander of the post, he commanded the re- j Dur . nm I srw.Pt _. i , • . . >pect ot not only Jus own men, but th at ofthA ffiii., , J * n ii- , - ioe eitizans generally, by ois good disci u Hn » î . ' J pane and promotness in respondtn«g to . calls fr. . e .i .i r î 113 tr, r protection of the settlers. It was Hnforfnr. 7 .,« r i . î i 'niortunate for our iieople that lie was not in comrr.B„ i .r .. . " ca ®mand at Lapwai at the tune ot the on thro 1 L- ' ■ , ... , , «o,IJ , T°*. * ' ll T ere " t |,l ! asc 1 "* W !■»» ■>«« placed upon t Ue .Ua.Ho». ; Fires ..,7 , ' " , . , , , are still burning on the «üble land ; • 4 r t..e headwaters of the Assotin. ; I Bip » Arrivai, of AlmotaX-TIh* Almota hav ing on hoard the 2 d regiment, of Infantrv consisting of about 40,' ofi:eer 3 and men women and children, with - ; Sunday eve. This boat.returned "to VlLllT-' la and took on hoard a arg! r \ government freight and reached this place ! again at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. : About 40 packers with 80 mules also eu nie on ^oard. I ( w»v .... h. dUoovcre .1 ™ ! 11.. «.S.» r i:. 1 ta Mt. J 1 . 1 , 0 . O.ieaf them was about four miles beyond White's. , The trails were fresh and gave positive evidence ; a.lCLOXAILLr. s turned vesterdav. Rett ns.—«MeConvilio I " l 1,c ' n " . made by Indians. These were t*u ! Cold Sprng road on Thurs lav of last ^eek. , MeConvillo says that bo is fully'convinced that In:in 3' °f the hostiles have gone to ^aluu>n river 7....." 4 dopplies,—A large quantity Of supplies went 1 . . 1T ,, ' out lo Howard . c iinm.in ! by pack trains and to Wheaton's comm m l by wagons on Thurs day morning. j Agent for Wheeler .t Wilson | j j t j is again in town. He seems to bo active wc presume can sew a stitch that will not --------•_*-------- ! Ti'.lkor a eg. The telegraph line between j Hay ton and Walla Walla is now in operation. , I'r. (owe is operat or atjh.yton ! Davtox X u ws.—This prior has bom much enlarged by means of a. patent out-i 1 It now 1 makes a goo 1 appearance an i deserves patrontears Sewing.—M r. J. A. McGowan, the popular owing .Machines an j j rip. i .'.FS^inVïT «r SJ5MRRI1LP.. ss 1 Tkruitory of I » am >, 3 County of Nez Perce j On in Morrill having been dnl v svvotn on 1 his oath deposes and sa vs : I am'a citizen of the United States, I am thirty-nine years my residence during the past six I as h en in Idaho Territory. Mv s for most of the *irne has been that, 'lier. .Since the fir«i of .Inly last I «. Uaird irrier and be! vveen On !ht* 4th of 7rn. Hair 5. ail and ex i across the bout 4p. m. bar beer 1 employ ed by M» Brothers a .« messenger au 1 ma .1 os cor t to tin* mail nul expri i j p vv i « 10 *i an I Mt. Idaho. Oi July la«t 1 ! a comp XX I'll ' It» ft Mt. I. hiho a? 12 I. with n pro s-5 f.r !. rcwiston. We arrive pi nil i i* at! Xitton wood ll.oi «0 a 1 : l>er.* we found three comp ». n if* s Col. 1 h* rry command i : j :jf ? with C p\' M "d Ca pf. Winter:-?, in all 1 'A ;*.S then ie formed . Here wt * ionp d not to nroc<*° d further to bv packers w horn we fi toil i O ï in that India ns were on W'OO'l hill i n the dir action of L w c : j x h «ho rt. distance up the ■? (.1 Cavalry, ! ip'. ' * hip- ; , • n. n a -a 1 ; t i j c can- I war 1 « f,*>w u ti .1 ; here, i tbe (' ittou- I vistou Î I Ich of Cot- ' : »•!•.•••• 1 creek above the h-> tse and saw ; f i u r 1 liana and repofted th*. fact to Baird. • '"nn Indians were seen at other po'gt* and : it ah. .ut 5 p. M.. the whole enoo an neared to be surrounded hy mounted ho«tiles. I Two rifle-pits h id been thrown tin on the I hill south of the road and mast of the Cot- j tonwood lionse. the smaller one ou the I slope ofthe hill towards the Prairie and i the larger one towards the Cottonwood j hou«'*, another rifle-pit was on the first | bench t his side of t he house towards Lew-1 J ,, } n , i • , 1 , iston, and a (iitlmar «run placed there. ; Another was on a small hill back of the j p.trden to the north and east of the house, j i A I' ro * Prf: ° n rnfl,i, ' of ' r ' ii,s thrown up to the south and west of the house These . ! .. . . 1 pits were ell manned nt tue time the Tmli- I : ans surrounded the camp. Another Gat j Jing (run was at tlie boils'*, where was nl«o ; Col- Ferry. A'« soon as the Indian« showed themselves in force around usllurd and j myself took nur guns and w«*nl immediate * v to ** ,R largest rille-nit on the hill towards l* r - i ne. and during the utter!; [ shot »2» if 1 ; C irtridfres from mv needle gon While U:urd with e lie-:: rifleshot several limes, but the fndi ms were too far off to be reached bl ind lasted ■ is guo. After the fighting \ commanding iu our pit sent to th 1 * lion j about nn hour the S rgeant i [for the Ga-ling gun. which was forthwith | brought and placed in position m our n : t 1 I and forty rounds fired at the Indian« over ! ; the heads ofthe men in tho pit, and t n . , . . . 1 ' mounted several Tridians at a distance of , . , .n T »• r about oOO v.ard«. The Indians soon after . 0 î withdrew towards Salmon river. We re - „ , ... , . ... , , i mained there tnl dark and than weti* down ,, ,, , r. • .i , , r ,, r . . . to the home. During the whole of the fight , „ T » i ^ ,, , „ . 7 , that evening I did not see Gol. Ferrv at the 1 rifle-pit. w,. took .om.lhine lo iu ; bet „' en 0 ,„ d 0 - clock C „l. P,rry ed nil hands to go to the rifle-pits and re. ; main there dnrjnjr th , nizht . T l,e Cot. ; himself then went and slept near a Gatling ni iinniiiwi in • un -'" st outride the large pit »and Baird and myself were Jt short distance trom him outside of the pit, \V e were uot molested ' 1,,rin;r the nip H* nn 1 1 sle P l from aho,,t ;Hp. si. of the 4th till about 3 a. m. of l**® ' Vl>re seen th ' u ,m,ri1 * : tiU aboiU 1 M°' c, °ck. I was then at tllß ' ,0U5( ' iia ' 1 two soldiers came rushing up the road through Vie gulch tr.un the prairie saying they had been pursued und Bred upon by Indians. 1 li -ard tip* firing ! ^ f ""* 11 C-' «»• >"'»*"*•>«"»»" "»« »'•* ' ■'* «•!>. J »:»t as these men arrived an Indian Imd shown himself on the hill h ick of the house and several shots were fired at him from the main rifle pitl Cant. Winters then or dered me to go np to the corner of the fence to tne west, to assist some, friendly Indian scouts to make better their rifle pit. 1 did so, then went to the rail rifle pit back of the house where was Haird, and had been there about ten minutes when I heard several shots from the direction of the prairie and kfiewth»m to be shots from and j W as going jo the other pit nearest the prairie and f diJI s0 rtn ] t!iere frtUa ,j , Jo , ,, Rhoat r ,H ViUlJa l0 theftl , tof lh most easterly rifle pit watching the fight between the in lip ns and the 17 volunteers. At the time of mi' vriv il there the volun had made their char g.* an I broke Henry rifles from tli■* report made. I told Ibvird something was wrong on the prairie through the Indian line and were dismount el and returning the fire of the Indians. Ferry then madeithe rem ark something like tip* fallowing: "They cannot last n minute they are gone, men ought to know better t^ian to travel that, road as dangerous ns it is." Tliovoluntiers continu -d the fight for ah >u* tw .uty-fivi] minutes after this all the time Col. Ferry. Oimomnn and others watching the result from Ferry's position. Then Frank Vanci«" rode up to us from the volunteers end wanted cartridges, Chap man gave them t > him and Vauciso rude back to where the light was going on. Just before VaneUo rode up, Geo. Shearer said some help [night to go to these men and I am going. ( i ipman remarked that some one hal h!j horse and lie could not go. Shearer mo m'.* i a horse, went to the volunteers, discounted and commenced sbnoling at the In liana. It was about half was ; an hour after Varteise returned to the vtlun ; teers, that l fir«t saw any tnovcmefi' of the I regulars tow ards going to the relief of the volunteers*. Mot an 1 on: then saw inount»!, t detachment on f should judge wool lions ue.tr the volunleera a; tnycelf. I then s iw Eph the volunteers lo th* he ns were Ferry mi l Bunker ride from moving column and vas trying to hurry le up to where I was i I , 2o men in'each, emerging out of the ' c an ou towards l fie prairie from the Cotton ; woo l House, yh'-v we e then about : I I appear ns thoujili j t ,' lem an . IIo t )j ien I * J i 3 tan,lm b r ' 1 d "l spot observe whit was eaid j Ly him to Ferry. When the column had | got about half w.ay to the volunteers, Chap i . . ...... . , 1ÜÄ 11 TC • * » - I » N .. 1 1 tO I 6 T ! y 11) Il w 1 II ft CO J II 01 Î1 . was RV|,,1, W too I ir to the left, that the In j 'Haua would flank them on the right. Ferry then wrote an order on an envelope . , i , .. , , , and asked if there was anv one vlio would I . . take it to A hippie, who was commanding the column, and Camille n Spaniard, said that lie would do so and mounted a horse belonging 'o Iltmdy and took the order to Whipple, and upon the delivery of the or der l saw the column deploy to the right and move in another direction from where the voiunte-jr« T«iw Bunker then ride up to Whipple but da not know i whether lie made any demand or not. Tho regulars never did go within 250 yards of | the proun d where the dead and wounded 1 , , ' , 1 , ! ,!î - r ' bi,t ,h ' '^"ateer* themselves pro- ■ tec!* 1 their dead and wounded and brought 1 them to wV-r» the regu!«r« had made n halt which was about the above mentioned distance from where the fighting took place. S'o ft- as f could see or h«ar not a shot was fired by the regular?, and the volunteers were uuder G re f- *m the In Hans constantly during all thel time they wore bringing th<*ir (iefld and wounded from the battle field to Whipple s command The vo! in • leers bad driven the Indians to long rang* beforethe regulars emerged from thecanon. ! , mi *e distant from Whipple's command and ; f?»** "ft 1 . , . """ft 4 ?W** } ° buttonwood, end tbetftbey left m rtaada I ° ffour ttnd üve together, and wen» down A Gatling gun was moved along between those on foot And those mounted of the col umn under Whipple, but it waa not used. The regulars wbo did mote towards the volunteers moted very slowly. After the volunteers had reached the reÿdlàri, «II ro treated although the Indians were ia full view and uot more than three-quarter« of • i j ' . ! ßphting was according to tny belief ^33 than one and orte half mile«. Tht | who,e ,imn elapsing from the time 1 first | heRP(1 1,18 Henr y f lflei of lbe voluotWi up j t ' ru<5 Whipple « force reached it« ' ,,c ' lrest P oint t0 tl,e volunteer«' battle the Cottonwood. No effort val raatjf U» go after them. At the time of the ebargu of the volunleera a band of about 1500 heed of horses were beiug driven aerou the prairie about two miles distant from the ri fle pits and w'lien the volunteer« made the charge this stock had uot croaaed the Mt. Idaho road, but did soon after aad waa very much hurried forward North by the Indians driving it. The distance from the nearest rifle pit hack of where Col. Perry stood during the fight of the volunteers to where the volunteer» did their ! ground, a distance of full 250 yard« and TOO or 800 yards from the Indian«, and wb«ra his command made a halt was full on« aod one half hours and l think more. Daring Ferry's delay in «ending assistance fo tt|« volunteers I beard «over*! of the men t of the command complain that Ferry did not send assistance to the volunteers and ««y* eral s»id he was a coward. Tbe men I did not know llien and therefore could not identify them now. i then partook of the same opinion as to Ferry'« cowardice and have not changed that opinion «in.ee.. ORRIN MORRILL. Subscribed and sworn to before me tbie 30tb day of July A. D. 1877. D. J. WARNER, Probate Judge of Nez Perce Co. I. T. JOHN P. VOLLMER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in OF ALL KINDS. 1 Ci:\EKAI, ASSORTMENT OR DBT i'V Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Crockery aud Glassware, Cutlery, Tobacco, Miners' Goods, Etc., Etc., Etc. Lewiston. I. T., Oct., 21, 1878. |-|f A. DAMAS. Dealer iu geneaal MERCHANDISE £hippiiig-Forw&rdlng-cWttil«Moii« 24-tr ■ 1 H. W. STAINTON, Physician and Surgeon, LEWISTON, J. T, Gfjoe and Residence— Montgomery Street Head of Fourth. |*«f DUNWELL'S ORO FIND t EXPRESS, £ 1 AitUVIN'G U. S. MAIL AND PASSAI. " J gvrs to and from Lewiston and Piere« City, transacting business with P'AIU.O CO'S,, Express, leaving Lewiston on Monday and arriving at Piano# 'Vv on Wednesday, leaving Pierce OHy pa Thursday and arriving at Lewistea en Katat dny cf each week I-tf