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From Friday's Daily.
The Primnary MIeeting.
A primary meeting was held at the Ccurt House
in Hel-a., M. T., July 16th, 18? to elect D~ele
gates to the Republican County Convention of
Lewis & Clarke county, to he held Saturday. July
The mnee:ial. wa-e called to order by J. J. Wil
liams. Lt~u.
L. hi. Burson. Eat.. was e~ected Chairnian, and
Chas. W. Fowier. Secretary.
On motion, the meeting proceeded to the election
of Delegates, Mesger. W in- Reed and Edward Con
nolly being appointed tellers.
On motion. resolved that the polls close at 9i
o'clock, P. M.
Polls being i.:,nod. the lollowin.,, wwxe declared
to be elected:
J. J. Williams, I.. ]I. Burson. M. Mic uirk.
11. Rt. Hoer, Len-. Remish, Henry siurdick,
Geo. F. Cm--rat. Ed. Connelly. J. A. Nelson,
W. 8. Scribtier. W. J. Baner, West. Traci-.,
J. C. McFarlaz..i, hi. Conntwright, J. P. Mabbeti.
On m'otion. the b~ecretary was instructed to fur
nish each of the Helena Daily papers with a list of
Relegates elected.
The meeting then adjourned mine die.
W'ia ' F'itmF
Pooit M AN's LODE.-This celebrated
lead in the Flint Creek coustry~under the manage
meet or the Cole Saunders Mining Co., is being
actively worked ant prepared for the reception of
Its mill It is proving fully as rich as the most
seagunde could expect. Some selected ore from
this lead wss yesterday manipulated by Molitor
Bro's and an elegant button of sivier extracted
from it, and showing that ore of that description
contained iWU7 r-.xs or S6,Z.Ot 10 to the ton. Two
pounds of rock were pu lverized, but only one half
of the powder was worked, the other half being
destined for New York. to be tested there. Fifteen
toes of similar selected ore are now on their way
here from Flint Creek. ten tons of which will be
semt to New York and the other fire tons to Berlin
for the purpose of being worked. This ore is taken
from a depth of about twenty feet on the lead re
ferred to. sad is among the richest ever seen ini the
Territory. The ledge averages six feet in widlth,
and promises a fortune to its owners.
Rica DIscovF~uY.-A short time since
one of the richest quartz lends that has ever been
found in Montana. was discovered by the party of
Wesley Jooes & Co., at the head of Deep Gulch,
near Beartown. This ledge is between two and
three feet in width, and the quartz, which is a deep
yel'ow color, show., an abundance of free gohL
F'romx one pound of rock recently jrushed, $4.00
was obtained., and several other large prospects
have been procured. It is well known that Deep
Gulch is one of the richest regions in Montana, and
it is believed that the ledge just discovered is the
ems from which the celebrated mines referred to
derived their supply of gold. This new argument
in favor of Montana quarts, has been christened the
"Radical;~ and its owners propose noon putting an
"astr or small mill upon it.
Ax ADDITIOII.-The Helena commu
nity has received a very acceptable addition by the
arrival and settlement here of Mr. J. F. Hender
son, formerly of Virginia City, but wherever he is,
in hltm you will always End apleasant gentlemen,
beides an excellent artist and sign painter.
He bee associated himself with Mr. Cornell In the
painting business, and may be found at the old
stand of the latter on Main street. where he is able
to give periect satisfaction to all desiring u ork
done is his line. With his pencil he is not lees
dextreos than with his brush, and is prepared to
design as well as execute. As a painter of trans
pareacies he has obtainsa special note.
irz~e.-teat man-trap in the side
walk om Bridge Street, near Mlain Street, shitlpre
sment a A" opening for the engulfment of passers
by.... New potatoes are in market and selling at
forty Demb per pound... W m. L. Imcs, Ueq., pro
poese opening hin furnituure store on Broadway,,op
ppoaseitsthe PNet Omer on Mocday next....es
Street in being vapidly iedpwthCne.
enaigwetParties 8are enaigwheat In the (Jellatim Valley
at 09.00 per bushelLast yeev It was slow salne at
to.0. IA is said that a less amnout of wheat was
sow. thin season and the change in price which
ye note is thus aceeented for.
Coestance, who will be remambered by many of
our oldiznes as having been in buainees in Helena
three yeas. ago, baa j of opened a new grocer y
oaabinbhmens at Wm H. Weimar £ Ce'. eld
stand on Main street, opposlte the head efmdwards
mtet- They have ,jin received a ivge stock of
ged~s 6et fom. the Slates, and will rseeive a
Ilbseal shveen of the public patrceage.
ESICKLY SzaDoN.-There is, at present,
mars icknesms I Helmn than has been kaowa fo a
long bi e bees, what in malld "".~ti beer"
bei g the prvig moldy. Oephyslidaa alien
has been mased to attend five new eame ofthie dis
-as daing the pasesm wee. In this oenaneeden
dinen of bask jesic mialleys, aid the 1plm
danceso nat icue ciram that bayer elma the enh
arin of the inwas hew aM rein menee area the
emiftey esaidsen of the towa ?
PZUONs1AL.-Iast evening's VIrgiui.
eeanbhek besuginn a Qspt. Jars Pbbsaer, who ater
a mwpat ofyees is UMe~s~ seiene tn th a e
to hack kwerbemess w~s aeb hi sss
aneiamm.I'dmh is b a) jebi 6 1.
Ctipe. Wd m 4.esa a ' ab daF~damr'd
As rieretIS. Afaa PL ~b
e~aeewndshb ablty, an wenalmatsetb
bseelrs, J
From Saturday's Daily.
The UMeton-Indian a on he Riiver
'Tie wreak .( the Aini~a pee
PIghi1 sover tie PIu-O Ue e
;ýý aly 1ýtae, ad Gerard
from the Leavenworth Cossawasui we gather
the following: The Beaton unrived at Leaveeworth
on the 29th ult., in fourteen days from Beatcn with
10,' 00 buflllo robes, 8,000 wolf skins, 8,000 pounds
of deer and elk skins, besides a large amount of
beav-er, mink, antelope and other small peltries.
She reported that the Indians were getting very
troublesome, threatening to drive off the wood chop
oser and wolf poisoners, bet w illiag that the Uadmsr
should remain. The wreck of the Amelia Poe is
being watouied by upwards of two hundred lodges
of Aselueboine Indians, who intend riding it upon
the advent of low water. As contestants for the
plunder, they have a party of wood-choppers who
claim to have bought the wreck *w S2tX. They
recently took out the cabin furelture and some
canned fruits, but the Indians immediately attacked
them. broke up the fiarniture andate the provisions.
Milk River, the Yellowstone, and all other stetamsam
in that vicinity are reported very full. The buffalo
are murs plenty this season than ever before. the
following are the points at which Messrs. Durfee &
Peck. the owners ot the lienton, have trading poets;
Beston, Muscieshell, Peck, Buaton, Berthold, Stev
enson, Rice and "ally. The upward bound steamer
Agues, was twenty miles below Sully on the 23d
ult. From the St Louis Republican we glean the
followlng: The OnI Chance was at her wharf at
St. Louis on the 26th ult. and proposed another
trip to the Mountains. Tb. Gerard B. Allen
bound for Ft. Stevenson. passed Sioux City on the
24th ult., at noon. twelve days out from St. Louis,
with a cargo of 250 tuns,
SUICIDE.-Out' of the mlost painful
cases of suicide which we have ever seen recorded.
occurred yesterday. Mr. I. H., Pacey, who lived,
at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Hill street
and well known to our citizens mas the driver of th.
Hot Spring' hack, put an end to his existence by
shooting himself through the head. During some
time past he had been very melancholy on account
of his inability to pay debts which were weighing
heavily upon him, and because his ea~rnest efforts
to get along in the world and support his family
were but poorly rewarded. Se much had his mel
ancholy affected, him, that he was somnetimes gone
from home during the entire day, and only returned
to it to brood over his misfortunes. One of his
latest projects wasn to buy a honme and dray; and go
into the dray age business, relinquishing his hack,
which be had found to be unprofitable. In norder
to do this he would be obliged to borrow fifty dol
lars. This he found it impoesible to do, and be
camne still more dejected. Day before yesterday he
was away from house during the entire day, and
yestetday morning wore a more gloomyy expression
upon his face than ever before. Whl'e sitting at
tie breakfast table with his family around him
his wife and five children-he remarked, as the tears
stood in his eyes,. I will pray God to prosper me
in my efforts to-day, for your sake and the children*'
sake." About eight o'clock he left home, and was
not again seen by his family, until his mangled
l corpse was returned to them last evening. At about
4 o'clock yesterd~ay afternoon a gentleman who was
on the hills on the west side of town, searching for
strawberries. raw a man lying under a large pine
tree. with his Lead upon a stone, in the bottom of
,a little sag. about a qluarter of a mile from the city.
tOn approaching nearer he found that tile body was
lifeless, and all that remained of Mr l'acey. The
suicide had evidently placed his revolver in his
mouth andt fired, killing himself instantly. The
pistol, with one barrel discharged, still remained
firmly clasped in him hand at the time he was found.
P'oliceman Burumeister was immediately informed
of the facts, procured a wagon and brought the
body to the city, first to the court house, and then
to the residence of the deceased. We will not at
tempt to describe the scene which took place when
the heart-broken wife and sobbing family looked
upon the cold remains of him from whom they had
expected their sole support in life, and when they
read in the note book, tound in his coat pocket, the
-following words: "DEAR WIFE: I am no more.
My brain is gone. I must leave you to the charity
of the cold world. Farewell to you, and my dear
little children." In an attempted description of
such a scene, words would lose their meaning, and,
even if it were .4L. .1mw every feeling of ch~rity
-.i.aa compel us to draw, a . eia over it. At about
e o'clock last evening Coroner Brook. summoned
a jury consisting of the following persons : M. HT.
Bard, K. Pier, A. T. Allen. G. K. Somers, J. H.
Curtis and H. J. Mackey, which at its session re
turned a verdict that deceased came to him death
by hi w ad ubeunl r Brooke ex
tunate man's head. Nearly ever since he has at
tained to years o1 manhood. Mr. Pacey had been a
dweller in mininar countries, a greater portion of
the time in California and Nevada, and was at one
lime possessed of considerable property. From
California he came here two years ag'.a, and lass
made many frends iu this community. Although
not immediately acquainted with him, we call to
mind the many times we have seen him upon the
street, always striving to make an honest living:
and, In common with all our citizens, regret that
the places which once knew him shall know him'
no more. We are not of those who would sneak
harshly of one who commits such an act as the one
of which we have been speaking, prefering to re
gard him rather in the spirit of pity than In that of
condemnation. Mr. Pacey was, we believe, a na
tive of Nec'. York State and aged about forty years.
EO. -Tbo Oneida Salt works of Idaho, are fast be
comiing the great supply point for Montana, so far as
regards that saline seasoning which relieves many
an article of food of its flatness, Being one hundred
and fifty miles nearer Helena than the saintly city.
of Utaht, it has entirely sujarceded it in thte malt
trade, and is now doing a large business, in that
line, with Montana. One week aqo J. A. Brown's
train of twenty-four wagons started for the Onedla
works for the purpose ot Ailing contracts made
with the businesse men of the Territory. On it~s re
turn this train will bring into Moatana 150,000 Ibm,
of salt. 116.000 lbs. of whicb is solely for the Hel
ena market, having been ordered by the mr
cheants of this city. If this quantity of salt i o
sufficient to keep our citizens over winter, It mustbeta ohgcnprevehm.Tisltbig
thirty pm. cent, purer than that of Salt Lake, is de
servedly popular with our musrohants -
'*TRAnIN.-On Thursday, goods arrived,
for our merchants me follows : Win. L. Isaacs lvi.
loads, Tootle & Leach two loads, Walcott &
unmsh eight loads, Novelty saven loads. A por
tion of these goods were brought by Kirkendall's
train of thirtemn wagons. J.1J. Hoe's train of
twenty-Aye wagons, loaded for Walcott & Harah
and others also arrived. On yesterday Kying A
Gillette received four loads, and Capt. Charle
Headrie, four loads, both brought by Bird's tran'n
GFErNDT GrLLcH.-This new gulch,
opposite the head of Wilson's gulch, wam formally
dihoovered on the 4th lnst., by David Greudy, end
bids Asir to 'yield good results. At the bead of the
guleh, where the diggings are very shallow, pros.
peelsof from three to twenty-lve cents to the. pan
avbesobtained, but the bed-rock below le tmuch
deeper. and ham no. been reacehd. Parties In the
gulch are ready to commence sluicing ms soon -s
the lumuber car mn5taiat.t
friend Wilson, toruaimy of the Cary Hose. at
Blaokhbot, ha. pubes.nd the Ut. Joe Re~fsmuata
and adjoialug property is the saine place, sad Is
feittng ft up -s a fnsot em hoeld. Wiles. knew.
how to kemp a hotel, and the koadItlomal e'soitary
bomemen, " the traverser b7 mkte orIndeed, amy
who Sadl themmel .,e ptayla fih ipasta ape this
eraseofdins wil never have eme to regrt a aMl
4erats Is Mr.* Goejeli whsom fae medes at the
jamedmen f Or. ris. sad Gsehty gamei.. In weol
khow to smo at our ettlaem, Is Ise sepndm e
e memamean, ple-tha snd tmpe., sllet this ymr'k
growth. Verily, the day is -e Is dinars wisea
Mr sa will grew every -tom I. b sedhm In
an o I Natham s 3a
By WEWAY.-We noticed at the
had beoha asaed mdmgRti hdry an w.M
et=sm"1, This Oa wnsW 449N wi ma
fag wlma - oa
damewey, In pnglng, es- w. ~t&b
Mr dryg Ito~ asba, a" d hemoeb Is 86%"
lC url 1e 080 In sas QM h e40OW 5 tin .
'haw !"r d~ s r.7 w~s ind binp
LOCAL CLIPPINGs.-From the Demor.
Bcrat. The Cab.n Primary waq held at the United
Sates Cwrt Room. in Y lmgbla. on Saturday last
nod eledaed the following gn~tlemen as Delegates
to the County CovOT ullu. held at the sorne place
on Wednesday ;,. W. F. Sanders, 8. R. Blake, J.
P. Robertson, E. F. Johason, D. C. Farwell, H.
(Juammt S, N. J. Kinvis, !nn. H uiehsar. -
The aty aathorities have entered Virginia under
the teva sitset ari aasenee ef lots amt gasqeed to
iles a statement of their claims in the otacs of the
incorporated authorities within two mouths, fur
the purpose of obtaining government title....
Whitmore &. Wilson's train of thirty wagone had
mded the trip fivm Beaton to Virginia over horri
ble teads. I. eightee daym.... From the Gearett:
IGeorge Maloney, "Slim Jim" and - Allen, while
cleaning out the flume of McGregor & Head on
Gold Hill, at Diamond City, on Monday night,
were suddenly overwhelmed by a rush of water
and carried a distance of three hund red feet under
ground through a tunnel. Mr. Maleney was badly
hurt, but "Slim Jim" on account of the eel like
pootlaofhis body, slipped through uninjured,
as did also Mr. Allen....The Gazett local has
bee stetcingthe Benton road and now calls Its
lengthoneghudred and sixty miles. When the
editor last traveled it he must have been in the
condition of Toodlrs when he concluded lb.
wouldn't smoke. . ...Ttrnley's mill will soon start
up on quartz from the Parke Lode, and Ricker's
mill will start on Monday_....New diggings have
been struck near Beartown, on tributaries of Mod
esty, Prairie and Richardson gulches. ... El Dora
do Bar is dull. Ben. Toole's claim is cleaning up
8200 per day with three hands working during the
entire twenty four hours. Hise clear profit is I$l80
per day...lrofessor Swallow has exchanged the
ground formerly owned by the company he repre
ents, on the Ballarat lode at Hig~hland, for other
ground on the same lode, on which a tunnel was
being run, paying $15,000. "boot." The Prufeeso'
keeps between twenty and forty men conetantly at
work preparing for h*s mill.....Three new mills
are "looming up" in the vicinity of Cable, vii. The
Thomas mill, the ilendrie mill on the Minnesota
ledge and the mill owned by Sam Ewing of this
city, at Gleorgetown.
week there have been numerous items at the p.
lice ou~rt which a press of other matter has pre
vented us from chroaicling, but we now 'rocegd to
give them in their proper order. Tb. firt perbean
ance we put upon the hoards in the meanner fallow
ing : Time ;Tuesday 2 o'clock a. nm. Plae ! Cor
ner of Bridge and Clore streets. Dremawi Per
sonae ; Jobuce Montgomery and Edtward Ctastello.
Enter both, tbe latter in a condition which Insures
the corruption of the expiesslon "truly rural" into
"tours lanai.' An Insultiug remark by (betello
and first knocle down for Montgomery quick y fol
lowing. &triking tableau; Montgomery puts a
head on his fallen foe. Here ente's Bill Warfiehi,
marches both to the couoaty fail, fronm which Mont
gomery emerges several hours later to be tried for
disturbing the peace, before Justice Duke, and to
be fined one dollar and costs. Costello havng
finally recovered on jail diet from tho startling ef
fects produced by the tableau, on Wednesday.
plead guilty to the charge of disturbing the pesce,
and paid thirty dollars. the amount of the fine and
costs. At about the saume time and place as the
above, but lu no wise connected with the perft.m
ance referred to. Raphael (Jcteta tested her pro
jectile powers by obeying the p-oxnptings of an old
grudge, and throwing a rock through the wiut-)w
of Belle Basque. A fine of ten dollars and casts
wee administered to the guilty party on Wedmes
day by Justice Duke- Oin %Wednesday a gentle
man of the Irish persuasion from beyond the Via
souri, became beligerent, an overdose of wLisky
having prompted him to activ~e hostilities. He
threw out his skirmish line by drawing his revol
ver on the enemy. but was outflanked by police
man Burmneister, and compelled to withdraw to
the vicinity of S.quire Duke's on Wood street,
where a trial resulted in the impoeition of flue and
Costs in the sum of forty dollars. Early on Thurs
day morning an Inebriated -Individual, wI., had
been put out of a saloon durnng the previ..us nig:.t
by Frank Takats. threw a rock at the fitter, bruis
ing his forehead considerably. The tarendler was
tried before Justice Edwards5 and fined #-2.Ti and
coets, goingto jailin dsfault. Later in tie day
an episode occurred upon Bridge Stl in which -e
infuriated female ain"-sa~ a "knigbt of the
,opues'5 because ne dared to presenit his bill, lie
ing brought before the Justice the fair but frail
indlyldual plead gntlty, and settled costs ant fine
tot ti tame of furty dollars -
law suit which haa been pending in the District
Court for a few days. in which Mr. A. 1. Simrnot.s
of Blackioot Is plalutiff, and W. A. C. Ryan. J.
II. Shober and the ,Fisk Family. defenllants, and
which is for the foreclosure of a znortgspe on the
house and lot of the said Fisk Family, Ito hlerald
has associated Mr. Pinney with it as a principal.
and last eveuing asserted that Mr. Warens Tuule
used the folkowing language :
The learned advocate promptly retortwt that
'if Mr. Pinney was more (ot a lawyer and less a
scoundrel, he would be guilty of less mauality.
and more competent to cover up his dirty ticks.'"
We are antlonised by Mr. Toole to state that be
did not durnn: the trial use any such sangeage
or that could 1,." so construed, and the atatement in
the Herald was entirely unwarranted.
A RtxoR.-It ia reported that Cipt.
McClellan's party have struck good diggings on
flow River, in the British possessions, about three
hundred miles from here. A party of fourteen pa
pose starting from here for the newly discoteral
mines immediately.
DISTRICT COLRT.-On Thursday, the
case af A. J Simmons vs. J. L. Fisk. et. al., occupied
tue entire day. The jury failed to agree, and court
From Monday's Daily.
Mr. George W. Irvine, whom we had the plemsui
of meeting in town yesterday, we learn further pa
ticulars oosoermiug the escap, of the condemns!
murderers, Thomas Bagg, Owen Mullen and Joha
Sullivan, from the Deer Lodge jail on the 9th inst.
On the afternoon preceeding the night on which
the escape was made, a person who was trmvelicg'
in the vicinity of Deer Lodge, saw three men on
horseback riding towards the city named. each
leading an extra horte behind him, and each s
muffled up -s to defy' recogaltlon. These men
were, doubleses the ooahierates of the prisoners,
and were, at the this, they were seen, cn their way
to aid the eseape. Three days after the prleoaiers
had shaken the duet ci Deer Lodge city from their
eto three mec, meowerlag their deserlptioem were
seen at the head of Flilt creek valley, seventy
miles from their place of seeamaoeaL They were
hestemaig away on the Ft. Owen trail, making
Ren tsem fo the "reest." The Vigileates of Mi.
senla are en the loekout, and they may yet be cap
tared' We sdnAsid the civil amiboesits of
Deer Ledge are inaklg comespavtlvy so egest
hrt thdr reerremt, Gd that whatever they have deee
he. been perbemed In a mammer act senleehed to
give the semmekly any great eeaiidence ia the
ansemc of their nadertakiags. To he esrn they
edhed a reward of MoS hr thes arrest mad deem.r
tie. of tae smee, eem, or USO hbr either o- at
them ; hut even this we. aot dene maud chr en
dinehie delay. otaageiy to ecutrast with the
pesinptma at moesi whiskchaehracteiried the oel
Yllfuae oergnl~e While wa shenM mash
wisht aveM the saesesty of reteemlug to the
Oinmiflen'e moe" ddeaft wolo admemis,31 c.e
we einM, of the two eras ioeose the hem~. end
this l~ed vil, aw we dvil inethpd of denling with
ednsteshis aft. Tisrery has aet yet been. Ia
betherinee of th. each of jeask., we append a
-aeid of the esisped mesi1em. sa wenhi
awees to ear es e~ en w th e Ids ispeft
Mt~weinU ha weft Ia pact thdr snadms ten wafti
Owes M~moo ab" le hat hohen let
eS5peIerei~hapaiem Wabes
INA "was
-hi s e hurr
, C R . vTO R PO ST ;-Tbg Herald of Saturday loet. in
a halfoolumn attempt to eaitricate itself from a
d:lemma Into wblehlit plunged, by dintgging mat.
tarese purely private laternet before We renders,
eziiblts -s abundance efahdavtts. seeming to hive
Eiles into the error of thinking that the public will
be iuduced thereby to believe its statemeflts Not
acknovletiglflg the nseeety for an honest ma. to
put himself under oath in order to be believed by
hie fellow citizens, I do not reply to Its numerous
carsi with any pedantic prolhiwoc of legal seals,
bet am content to allow my statement concoerning
mty contract for advertising in the P'oeT as hereto
tore made, toj before the public in contradIction of
the affidavit ofR. E. Flak, nonflent than mny rep
ntica for ttut hihines., at least with those acquainted
with both parnies will not suffer by the contrast.
'The matter now resolves itself into a simple quee
tine of veracity." and I am perfectly willing to
accept the Jmweld's propoesition, In fact I could ask
fhr nething better than to "leave the public to
jndge" of thecredibility to he attached to the res
pective statements, believing that, in this case
testimony as to the character which the several
parties have borne in the past, woeld not be inad
miseible. And th us I leave the matter with the
public, and shall, in future, take no notice of any
tLing that the Herald may say upon the subject
whose isterest is as small as the very diminutive
display of teate that first induced the publishaers of
the Herald to drag it before its readers.
left at our o::we y r.:e"rd.Lv some of the finest spec
intens of wheat and barley that have been
seen in the k'errmwry dlurlng the present season.
Tb. wheat stalk measures five feet nine inches in
length. and the barley three and a half feet. These
specimens are from Mr W. L. Milligan's ranch at
the New York road crossing of the Prickly Y'ear.
Of the wheat be has six acres, undoubtedly the
finest in the valley. Besides this he has nearly
seventy acree of grain up, and growing finely.
We shall expect to see you represented at the ag
ricultural fair, Mrr. Ililalgan. There are only a tew
grasshoppers in the v-alley, and they have nut
thus far, proved troublesome. Even should they
make such a visitation ae last year it is thought
that they could do but little damage, as the grain
is at least two weeks more forward than last.
SWEET OCCU PATIO,.-Oulr friend J. U.
Rtobinson is meeting with mn',ch deserved success
in his candy business, aeldtom 9siling to find pur
chasers for the excellent article of confectionery'
that he brings to the doors of our citizens. We tfl.t
knowledge the receipt of sweet favors.
WARiM-Thisi term we apply to the
state of weather yesterday, and the therinometri
cal records ustities us In so doing. At noon the
mercury stood, In the shade, at !r' above zero, at
1 o'clock p. un. at 94N" above zero, and at t1 o'clock
t'. in. at t)P above zero.
atCUnga ONE.
From Helena to Colonel l~lalconse
Clarkes-- Prickly Pear Canyon~
G~limpses of Nature - Dearborn
River aad Valley-s4ew Traveling
Companlons-Hay Stack Dutte.
EDITOR PosT:-I had been out of the Me
tropoli a an hour and a half, being tweliea or
thirteen miles therefrom, when stepping into
Diamond Springs station, to make inquiries
concerning the road, my horse gave me a
practical demonstratiou of his ability for the
trip, by springing away with wild-cat agility,
pulling up the piquette pin as if it were a cob
web and was thirty miles from the scene of
his treacherous conduct before he wa.s over
hauled, saddle blankets and cantinas in sorry
plight, marking his cuurse. This untoward
event detained me a day.
The next morning, pasaing over an easy
ridge, I descended into the valley of the Little
Prickly Pear, a stream which, darting down
frenm the mountain tope, in arrowy swiftness.
describes, where first encountered by its sharp
twisting,, a tract of beautiful valley land of
not lees than 2000 acres in extent. Stately
mountains, well timbered and profusely jew
eled with springs, wall in this romantic dell.
For over twenty years it has been the favor
ite camping ground of the old mountaineer,
Colonel Mslcome Clarke, and now with over
two hundred acres fenced and in a forward
state of cultivation, the surrounding hills
giving subsistence to his herds, he is here in
the bosom of his family, living a life of hap
piness and tranquility.
from the Colonel's the road for many miles
courses down a wildly beautiful and striking
ly romantic canyon-the Prickly Pear, with
banks fragrant and flowery, with a dense
growth of vegetation, finding its way through
it to the Missouri.
Leaving, about thirty-five miles from Huhi
na, the Little Prickly Pear, the traveler to
the northward, passes across and along several
small, well watered valleys-that of Rock
Creek being the principal, the richness of
whose soil is attested by a rank growth of
servicebarry, gooseberry, rose, and the like,
with an occasional grove of cottonwood, or
mountain poplar, where ascending for a few
miles, over grassy table lands, he reaches the
summit of the divide the between Prickly
Pear and the Dearborn. The view from this
eminence I claim to be beautiful and sub
lime in the extreme, but the fact that I en
joyed it under the most favorable circum
stances, may measurably disqualify me to pass
judgment. An hour~of showers had just been
ucceeded by a sun of blinding brilliancy,
each blade, petal and bay stall sparkling with
crystal drops-the wild sowers were crate
fully acknowledging the revivifying influ
ence of the late rauns, by freely surrender.
ing their fragrance to the air-the yellow
breasted lark (cheerful inhabitant of every
latitude of our Union !) warbled its sweetest
notes,-aUl nature was radiant with smiles.
On the figt, the plains stretched a sy until
the ~owy outlines of the Belt range,
looming up majestimclly, put an eastern
lmuit to the interesting picture ; sad on the
lift, with their forest crowns mow wrapped
is gloom and then brightly flsigin the
rqu of the sun, peak succeeded pa, until,
stove and below (adottg. Pass, tesnowy
sinmmiu of she main range rose in trans
ceadeat sublimity, walling in the seeme from
the West. Well, ams the practical reader,
"What does it all amount to? is that section
o no knowause hut to plase the eye?"~
aces of the hig fetl '"platn"
liiedssined to cointibute to the wealth and
hqplnse of rivili el msa. Better pasturage
thel fandwherever water is available
M! eathenis no doubt that they
uould predro se all gmasnsabodetiy. Them
Itias resmwithas l evseqwhe sr. winh
drie ve s the belied that-an ep oesatl
of ombyt would develop rich mlneml
Ducemdiao th- cro-ni` of the Dear
bmm.-.boat sxty mle fro JLelem-I
bd dohAy Ram Clouding ove rad a rain
*an hw ksbb. rLmw cowmeame mum~Y
ta b M. have been erected he waw the
1 4 h -erl know" we "Ie lnm~mmme9'
b-Y "Noodwgexiv
W6 abinq to gi"
1dust or greenback equivalent. A well do
higned and subeta tial bridge spans the
rive her ; but at ti eonof the a
it s wly ordd. heDearborn isabt
seventy-five wiles long ha. an average width
of perhaps twenty yards, sad is from two
to three feet in depth. The bottom--a rich
vegetable mould, which will bring forth
abundantly every production of the temper
ate gone--comnprises about a hundred square
miles, and will at no distant day, be checkered
with the fences of three or four hundred
farms. The up-lands, the came as those de
scribed in the p receding paragraph, produce
nutritious wild grasses in great abundance.
and will eventually be enclosed and improved
into fields of wheat, barley and oats. A
sufficiency of timber for building, fencing
and fuel is conveniently near. The stage
station isi the only pre-emption that has yet
been wade, and I know of few sections of
of the Territory offering such inducements to
the settler as the Dearborn. The threatened
storm having culminated in a heavy
rainfall, quite a number huddled together
under the roof of the station, among
whom was the genial "Gov." Pollinger and
John Fetherstun. of your city, and Mr. Kim
tail Cullen-the first two en route for Benton,
and the latter having in charge, for the gov
ermient service', a he-rd of four or five huind
red hors-es. With these three gentlemen I
fon ulaat company to this point. An
hour in-doors, and the sky had again bright
From the Dearborn, the country on all
Isides, bears striking evidence of the slow but
perpetual pirocess of denundation, by which,
for countiess ages, valleys have been wade or
extended through the crumbling away and
lowering of the primitive ledger'. Off to the
right, near the mouth of the Dearborn, we
have the "Hiay Stack Butte," a wonderful for
mation, truly. Viewed from the D~earborn
bridge, no other great elevations are seen in
the immediate vicinity. In solitary gran
deur, it towers as symmetrically as the most
skillful rustic could shape a stack in the
field, and finally, to make the comparison
good to the end, th~e summit shoots up as reg
ularly and direct as a church spire, or the
aforesaid rustic's center or building poll, ter
minating in a slender, needle-like point.
The coach leaves in a lew minutes for
Helena. For the present, adois. 11. N. M.
National Hotel, Sun River, July 17th.
EDITOR POST :-After a hasty glance at the
mines of Silver Bow, Rocker and Butte City,
where, notwithstanding the entire absence of
snow last winter, the water is more abundant
than It was last year, yielding therefore
handsomely, my route lay ov-er the main
range to the highest mining camp in Mon
tana, fitly called Highland gulch. A fierce
snow storm raging aere during the Hith,
covered the country with a wintry garb, and
somewhat impeded my travelsa over tlits hills
in que.st cf items. At first sight Red Moun
t:.in City appears dull, almost deserted, but
after a more intimate acquaintance with its
surroundings, placer aniquartz interests, it at
once becomes apparent that this little camp
has a bright future in store. The p~eople here
well know the value of their mines and never
tire in showing them and the immense labor
performed. I cannot and would not forget
the marked courtesy and kindne.,s shown my
sell and fellow traveler Andy 0. C., during~
my stay, and hope soon to avail myself of the
l~r(-=sin; invitation to pay this camp another
Ivisit, if Andy is willing.
1b" most prominent ledge at lresent is the
"Ballarat," which was discovered in N ovem
ber 1866, on what is known as the Ried Moun
taizi, deriving this name from the peculiar
color of this highest point in Montana. The
"Ballarat," when but a few feet sunk upon,
showed signs of water, necessitating a tunuel
'for drainage, which was driven in the ledge at
a depth of 45 feet, and having a width of 28&
feet solid pay crevice. This drift was only to
te-'t this mammoth ledge ant the decomposed
quartz was run through an arastra, erected
near the mouth of the tunnel, yielding fine
pay. Soon, however, the water again inter
fBred with the work, and a company was
jformed by al: the claim holders to run a tun
nel in common for the whole ledge for drain
age. During the early part of last December,
this stupenduous work was commenced and
without intermission these indomitable pros
pectorzm, without capital, have carried the
work through eolid rock to a depth of 452
feet into the mountain, leaving some 50 feet
yet to be driven ere the ledge will be itr
ine-sected at a depth of 169. feet. Most of this
runs through alternate formations of white
sandstone and mica-slate. When 225 feet
from the mouth, a large stream of 6(1 inches
of rure water was tapped, affording a suffi
ciency for mill purposes. The tunnel is large
Iand by little labor can be widened for a dou
ble track of cars, where now lies but a single
Since visiting the "Ballarat." I learn that
Professor Swallow has, by purchase, become
the owner of the lower tunnel with one hun
died feet of ground on each side thereof.
This gentleman will immediately commence
erecting his twenty-four stamp mill, with
Wheeler pans and all the most approved,
concentrating and separating machinery. The
mall will be erected some three hundred yards
below the mouth of the tunnel in a spot
known as the Ballarat Park. The Professor
has now a force of carpenters under the skill
ful and well known master builder, Homaes
Countryman, getting the frame work ready,
and three months hence the mill is to he i
active operation. This sale spoken of is con
sidered by nmany as one not very profitable to
the original discoverers, but if these men sac
rifice anything they deserve credit for it, for
thereby assisting Professor swallow to be suc
cessful with the first mill brought into High
land. Upon this depends the future of lRed
Mountain City. Let Professor Swallow be
successful, and capital will flow in from
almoad to develop the numseroum gold and sil
ver ledges checkerin* the hills. The tunnel
spoken of will be finished immediately to the
Ballarat and run some 400 feet further, to
strike the "Forrest Queen," another rich free
gold ledge running parallel with the former,
some fiv. hunded feet above it, each having a
N.E. end S. W. strike.
uKviN's KILL.
In a westerly direction, from town, and
forming _the main divide of the eoster "an
westmer slepe, this emsinenee shows the sign.
of unemittiag toil and peseiverance of the
heady presopeetor, sad, in the ohs"eof reward,
three well developed ledgess-the Nevims,
Ow ly t e and (aeyena, ali three having
rich, free gels beauing Nrghb dmmospomd
qmWatmwit aeis. the" a nmV'wmdls
owvered moil bqri~ for the 46061
Chance.'" and intersect, the latter at right an.
gles. This tunnel is now 320 feet long andj
furnishes dirt which yiellsi on an average $ I65
to the ton. On the Nevira's discovery ashf
one hundred feet deep, and a level runnin.
from that point northeast, thirty feet, fur
nishes rich ore and airt, thickly intersperses~
with fine specimens of quartz profusely stu31.
ded with free gold. The "Gold X. L." led;P~
very close to tbe Nevin's, is not erougb de
veloped to 5leak of, Lut in guy opinion, a
only a spur of the Nievin's, and after follow.
ing it down a distance will run into the foy_
mer. B. R. L.
Red Mountain City, Hixghliand Gulch, Jnl,
*'Oh wad that lower s.ae igiflie iii.' ii
To see our eis its ilbers see us.-btT;.'
The "organ" rises from its foul nest ;.
much refreshed after its week's labhor a= a -;
crawling fromh its loire, or a buzzard aft.-:
feast ing upon carrion. It= feathers were ruf
fled by the rule hand o1 the "licral~l'
Saturday last, and, like the gorged condor
South America, it vomits the disgusting; co
tents of its stomach in the face of its ~sevral
readers, in a manner which is enough to ;ic{.
en a dog.-llelens "Herald."
The Posr is one of the best mountain p',per
published anywhere, California not excep~t-,1.
-Cheyenne "Leader"
No more spicy, readable exchange, is laii] ..i
our table than the Montana Por-w..t
water "Mines."
The Montana l'os7 is an elegant and _l icy
paper.-Colorado "Register."
The "organ" is poi~titess, uninteresting; :t :l
puerile-its articles are nothing butsa
glomerated mass of meaningless words, :Trutt:
tgtewihaotamuhrartopriety and order as is obeerved in 1iyiit,, at
town lots in a mining camp~-absolutely a
Li ndeniably "a purgation of words- and a
stipation of ideas. "-Helena "Herald."
I he Montana YOST alipearsas a vaiiv. it i
an ably edited and ever welcome exchan.; .
There is no better journal in the we-terni c'Ju:.
try.-Colorado "Transcript."
The Montana POST :has been remou%,'d t
Hlelena. Mr. James H. Mill- ha.. edlitoria!
charge of the jpaper. The l'o-T iias (s er ) rhi
one of the ablest and foreino-t journals of ti,,
great "Far West," and the abundant lro-rper1
perity which it nos enjoyz is richly l.tz
and we hope it may long continue.
It is creditahlsy edited, and a ýtingin; lit ti.
Republican i n9ct it is too.-benver, \N~
And last, but not least or the your; t
move-- the magnificent journal of the sNort:,
west-the Montana Po-t. - J:- If.
Mills stir continues on a- it- chief elitr
The POST is now, and ha; b'en for many year
past, pierhaps the hest new-pap'.r in the We
-except the Sacramento" ''nion. "-G~u I
rick's *'leral.l.
The Parson's bottle-holler and lick-;tt"
(the editor of the Poet,) next pitchr-s into *i
for somnetl ing we said a rn,,nthi or two
regarding ijis nativity. Re atr
once conftEs cur ignorance upon this poiii.
and will not again incur the displeas re of i~u
readers by charging any state with the crii'~
of giving birth to that nuisanc-.-Helen:
'The DAILY Pos.r will be aiiuui the ioi-titu
tions of Helena by the middle of next week.
While we are in doubt i~s to tihe demiaind f-r
three daily papers in Helena at tbis time. w
are yet constrained to bid the new candidate
for public favor a cordial welcome, and sinall
not grudge it if it has the energy and enter
prise to achieve it. '
Capt. Mills, the editor, is a social, genial gen
tleman, wields a pleasant andi gracefu. pen.
backed by good common sense anl a fund of
general information that maker his articles
bcoth interesting and instructive, and whije we
radically differ with himi and the Pose in all
our 1olitical convictions and instincts, we are
confident we :hall find in him a pains-Lakinu
and laborious coadjutor in the furtherance of
public good, the support of our mining and
commercial interests, and the maintenance of
a social local policy. We shall endeavor not
to be wanting in those amenities which rhre
the rule of newspaper manners, and eh.i. ex
pect, and shall be disappainted it we do not
receive, like conslderation from the Helena
(Montana) Posr.-Flelenn. "Gazette."
The material of tihe Mont'-na Pos- will I
removed to Helena and i-sur'd from that Ilic.'.
Capt. MilLs, one the re-adiest and most attrac
tive writers of the West. remains at his "Post'"
as editor, under the new arrangement. Under
asuch management, the paper cannot fail of
success.-Deer Lodge "Independent."
'The "Daily Montana Post," published at
Helena, is before us. It is an excellent paler.
carefu~ly edited and well got up.-Salt Lake
Believing that the editors of neigh
boring journals have the best opportu
nity to *Judge ; wishing to present no
evidence whose authenticity m~ight be
questioned, and giving alike the opin
ions of Radicals Democrats, ('onserva
tives, Independents, Mormons and Hele
na Hindoos, we have presented extracts
from cotemporaries in the principal
towns "down the range." Over-estimated
by~some ; under-estimated, we hope, by
others, it is our deliberate opinion "the
folks are about as good as the people."
We desire to merit the best that hay
been said, and to this end shall labor
The St. Joe Union states that on July
2nd, in the town of Albany, (Gentrey
county,Mo., Mr. H. W. Boyer,local teditor
of the (hand River New., was shot and
killed by W. A. Handley. The diffi
culty grew out ot political differences
originally, but was increased by some
remarks in the News, which applied to a
disgraceful affair with which Hundley
was oonne'fled, although his narie was
not mentioned. The murderer escaped.
Mr. Stephen Wood, brother-in-law of
Joseph Cornforth, Esq., of this city, has
just made a most remarkable quica trip.
He arrived in Cheyennie on the fourteenth
day after leaving London. The idea of
reacing he RckyMountains In a
fortnight from Charing Cross, is some
thing startling even in these days. One
hundred years ago, it took that time
from London to Kdinburg.-Cheyenne
Aipw.. ___
The Denver TrInumat says Wells, Far
go & Co. shippd during the month of
Juone, $18100 worth of bullion, coin
value. D~oubtles half as macli more
went by private hands, during the same

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