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THS WEEKLY HERALD.
R. E. FISK, - * - - Editor. Till HSDAY. IK I CUHKK 2, 1874. iti,ooift r il I sis r v DEMonun . of Hit* Louisiana Democ ratic papers no one of them is more tearless or frank, in expound ing the principles and dictating the policy of the "noble old party," than the Shreeveport 7V///'.'. It draws great encouragement from the results reached by the recent elections, and jubilates over successes won in a manner that must rejoice and strengthen the Demo cratic heart everywhere. The shouts of glad ness, mingled with cries for Republican blood, which come up from the banks of the lied river, will tind an echo in Democratic sanc tums of the North, not escaping that of the Bridge street concern, which recently likened Sheridan's warfare in Virginia to the brutali ties of the Spanish civil strife. The Times, after an insane jubilation over Democratic triumphs iu the South and North proceeds in a separate article to show how political oppo nents who may happen to be successful should be treated. In its own bailiwick the contest is close and in doubt, and it talks 'o the point in this wise: We want no representatives on the Return ing Hoard: no favors or concessions from Kellogg or Packard. If George L. Smith is counted in over W. M. Levy, or if Twitched is counted iu over Elam, let Smith and Twit ched be killed. It Johnson and Tyler, in Dc Soto, are counted in over Scales and Schuler, or if Keating, Lcvissc and Johnson in Uaddo are counted in over Yaghan, Horan and Lamb, then let Johnson, Tyler, Keating and Eevis>ee be killed: and so let every officer from Congressman down to constable, in ev ery district and parish in the State, be served. Human life may be precious, but the lives of all the carpet-baggers and politicians in Louisiana, are worthless compared with the work of justice and liberty. To understand the full force of this propo rtion of the Louisiana Democratic organ, it should be stated that Geo. L. Smith was the Republican candidate for Congress in the Shreeveport district, and at the time of the above bloody ebullition it was doubtful whe ther or not lie had been elected. Twitchcll, in the same district, was running for State t reasurer, and is probably elected: and Kea'ing, Levisec and Johnson have probably been elected to the Legislature from Shreeve port, though the vote is so close that only the official e >unt can determine the ease. The actions of the Democracy in Louisiana and in other Southern State-, have been quite in ac cordance with the Times prescript >u, but have had i itheito, if not the decency, at "u ient wholesome dread o iii« __ Unst «I •MriKl induce them to avoid si at to couse- I e\p!!/-it ! j un ai l.UttS IN AKS/.ONA L'rigadier-Gcneral George Crook, com manding the Military District of Arizona, favors us with his annual report for 1874. It an interesting paper, its leugth alone de priving us of the pleasure of publishing it in iiie Herald columns. After making some wholesome suggestions in regard to the un suitable and inconvenient position of some of (he military posts in Arizona, the General proceeds to review the action of the Govern ment troops under his command during the past year. The recital is a gratifying ac count of exploits in the field and of the subju gation of seme of the worst savages on the continent. The General also gives interest ing fai ts in relation to the Indian reservations and a> to their condition and management in Arizona, and after mentioning iu detail the status of the various military departments un der his command, winds up his statement with this significant paragraph: "In conclu sion 1 mention the material prosperity which is apparent in the Territory as the direct re sult of peace with the Apaches; it is to be hoped that there may be no mistakes in their .management that will disturb this condition, lor an Indian war, deplorable at all times, is much more to be deplored when it is the re sult of violated faith on the part of the Gov ernment or of its agents." Prominent Republicans of Massachusetts have organized a Commonwealth Club, with Hoar as President and Henry L. Pierce, Richard Olney, John Q. Adams and W. E. Perkins, Vice-Presidents. The preamble re cites that its members—dissatisfied with the corruption which now prevails in politics, and convinced that this dissatisfaction is not confined to any political party or section of society, and is shared by all honest men alike —agree to form this association, in the hope that thereby a better understanding may be promoted amoug men who hold these opin ions, and that an interest in all public mea sures will be excited among those who now i land aloof through apathy and distrust. In so doing they give no pledge nor abandon organizations to which they now belong, but say: "Wc know that honesty and purity in public life arc of equal importance to all parties, and that nothing is more nocessary than that private citizens should take an act ive and intelligent interest in public affairs.' We publish to-day an interesting letter from our fellow citizen Major Robert C. Walker to a friend in Pennsylvania, which we find in the Black Diamond, a paper pub lished near Pittsburgh, devoted to the coal and mining interests of that section. We commend this to our readers, and especially to our friends abroad, as well to show a correct portraiture of our own Montana, as to giveplaee to the very creditable production which the writer furnishes as interesting read ing matter to his friends in the East. iM!i>ri;RTV. Wtmî Joiirr.uK «re lYorth. of i lie Boston 77///.* makes some very perti nent points respecting the value of newspa per property, a subject about which few, ex ccpt newspaper proprietors of long experience seem to have any correct ideas. The Times very correctly says that a newspaper "is worth ten times the sum of its average cam 1 ings: although hardly anybody would pay so much, its owner would not be likely to accept such a sum it offered.'' The New York lleraltl estimated in this way, is worth $3, 000,000; the Tribuns, $1.500.000, and the Times nearly as much. Says the journal from which we quote: Now, though few capitalists would pay $3,000,000 for a paper that is now regularly paying more than twelve per cent, on that in vestment, and which, even without Bennett's name at its bead, will pay a sure teu per cent, they will gladly put a like amouut into a min ing or other stock company, from which they are tolerably sure of eight per cent., and con sider it a splendid "plant" if it goes on and does pay that for two or three years. One mistake, we think, which the project ers of new daily papers make, in these days of enormous expenses in newspaper publish ing. is not buying out some existing aud fair ly successful newspaper: and Uns can always be done. The new paper would then start with machinery and working force all in mo tion, and circulation all established. The latter could then be increased by those fresh features and novelties which every new publication intends to present to the reading public, and with far less expense than it takes to build up circulation and reputation, gain experience and properly organize a working force. The new daily in New York, the lit public, tried to do this before starting, but lacked the courage aud judgment to avail themselves of the opportunities offered. The capitalists of the concern wanted to buy the E ven in y Express. They offered, it is said, $200,000 and something beside: hut the Express would not take less than $250,000; consequently ne gotiations were broken off. They tried like wise to purchase the World, naming figures, as the Tinas correspondent understands, as high t*s $300,000, although Manton Marble declined to entertain terms less than $400,000 the result being that the liejr untie determined to lay its own foundation. If the liepubiic projectors could have bought the Express for $250,000, or the World for $400.000, they made a mistake in not doing so. The latter paper has sunk nearly twice the amount in establishing itself,and any expert newspaper man will admit that before any new daily paper in New York can reach the poiut of patronage, circulation or profit en joyed by the New York Express , it will cost at least a three years' fight: and in all proba bility $100.000 more than the highest rate said to h ive been demanded for that paper. The time has passed when the value of great daily journals is to rest entirely on the men's names w ho founded or manage them. The New York Ifrenfd, Tribune or Boston I Jo" mol can to-day he just as successful with ! public as though Bennett, Greeley, or j Rogers were at the helm. What must be the ' ViSei'caVpIraly bt skilled newspaper men in the world that ' ow, and there are plenty of experts that can Ik engag cd for money to ably manage the different departments. After the journal, w hatever it may be, has become actually and fairly established beyond a doubt, is thoroughly known and recognized as a power by the public, though its oiigina tor may be the best man at the helm, it does not follow that he is the only man that can guide it successfully. The plans he has laid down, the ideas he has started, the inventions he has contrived, may lie carried out by oth ers, and very likely improved upon. There may be but few' that have the inven tive faculty to create, aud the persistence and pluck sufficient to carry forward an invention to success in the face of discouragement and opposition; but after all obstacles are over come, the utility of the invention demonstrat ed, and its success assured, there is no diffi culty in finding men to keep the machinery in active motion. Thi: Navy Appropriation bill, as completed by the I louse Committee on Appropriations, is for the navy establishment proper, without reference to the continuance of im]troTements in navy yards and the construction of new vessels. The appropriation aggregates $17 000,000. Hon. John D. Wiiite, the Republican member of Congress elect from Kentucky, will be the youngest Representative in the next Congress, having barely attained his twenty-sixth year. His father was at one time Speaker of the House. Miss Clara BIorris, an actress, was married in New York, in Dr. Crosby's church, on the 30th of November, to F. C. Herriett. The wedding was private, none but relatives and friends of the contracting parties being pres ent. TnE Belgian journals mention the death, at the age of 10 years and 11 months, of Frederick Van de Kerhovc, a young painter of almost miraculous precocity. He was a native of Bruges, and had executed not less than 350 pictures. Amon» the foreign states to which the post age will be only 6 cents after the first of July next, are Germany, Austria, Hungary, Tur key, Belgian), Russia, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Thk Republicans have a majority of 22 on joint ballot in the Michigan Legislature, which elects a successor to Senator Chandler this winter. Thk sudden death, by apoplexy, of Mayor Havemeycr, of New York, is announced by telegraph. * Tin Democrats have not elected a United States Senator in New York since 1844, when John A. Dix was chosen. George Labor, aged one hundred and thir teen years, died in Stroudsbury, Pa., on the 28 th inst FI IT Y HEAD OF KTOLEX HORSES RECOVERED. Crown, or Sionx?—Tbnt** the (fiieütion! Our readers will remember the Indian raids into the Gallatin Valley last summer, when the raiders succeeded in killing the herder and driving off from under the very guns of Fort Ellis over one hundred head of horses, a few of # which belonged to Uncle Sam, but ■ the greater number to Mr. James Latta. The Indians made good their escape with the horses and it was given out by parties in Bozeman, on the Yellowstone and at the Crow' Agency that the raiding Indians belonged to the Sioux Nation. Now', however, after an elapse of over four months, a version alto gether different from the above is given us. We arecrditably informed that Mr. Latta a couple of weeks ago, learned that some of his stolen horses were in the Crow' camp; that he found upon investigation that the report was true, and that he was lucky enough to get back from the thieves fifty head by pre senting two of the chiefs with a choice saddle animal each. It has always appeared a mys tery to us, as it has to most Montanians, how a band of Sioux Indians could penetrate to the Gallatin Valley settlements through the wide territory of their deadly enemies, (the Crows,) necessarily passing and repassiag within a few miles of the latter's Agency, murder one or tw o whites, gather up a drove of horses, and as often as repeated get away with their scalps and boot}', unmolested by these , 'friendly" Crows. The finale to this last raid, iu great measure, clears up the "mystery" attending previous raids, und places things iu quite a different light from that heretofore accpted as but partially prob able. In this connection it is not foreign to the subject to put iu our protest asaiiist the pro posed arming by the Government of the Crow Indians—or those of any other tribe on our frontiers. It is announced through the Gov ernor's Virginia organ that five hundred of the Crow warriors arc, through the recom mendation of Potts and some others, to be armed with brcech-loading rifles, and pro vided with an abundance of fixed ammunition, to better guard against, we suppose, further Sioux raids." The old chiefs aud old men of all Agency Indians in the Territory are ap parently friendly disposed towards the whites, but these chiefs and elders are free to dis •laim any but limited iulluence over the young bucks of theirtribes, who cannot help, when ver an opportunity offers, (and they gener lily seek the opportunity instead of waiting for it to seek them,* killing and scalping every * white man they have any reasonable show of ;ettii calp for putting at ; ks * • » ,i •. I nvay with without losing I: Our Governor b- | .....ic to papers whic h will j v.in: before the Departments at Washington, yet we doubt not but that tli Indian-aiming recommendation wii! meet th fate of many of its predecessors—that of silence and the pigeon-hole. I (;orod I».v a Hull. The particulars of the goring by a Texas steer of Joseph Skelton, at Lemhi, some two months since, are thus given by a Bannack correspondent in the Madisonian .* "While breaking a wild Texas steer the animal be came enraged and attacked Mr. Skelton, driv ing him against a fence, giving him no pos sible c hance to escape. Haying him at ad vantage, the steer caught him with one of his long horns a little above the middle of the throat, tearing the throat across from left to right and backwards towards the spinal col umn, thence upwards and extending tho rent under the right ear. The horn then passed through the back part of the upper jaw, fol lowing close under the base o' the skull and coming out under the right »ye. The horn was driven in up to its very bæe, the diame ter of which is about tlie si» of an oyster can. While the steer held tie unfortunate man on his horn, lie shook fim with great fury, splitting the face open in front and smashing the lower jaw, beside drawing out through the wound, when hewithdrew his horn, the base of the tongue. This portion of the tongue has already slougled away, and the upper part of the wind-pipand gullet are irrecoverably gone. The patint can only breath and has to be fed throug the wound in the neck. The food is necesarily liquid, and has to be pumped into he stomach through a gutta-percha tube. Mr. Skelton was very low for some time, without any reasonable hope of living, butaow, strange to say, he has a good chance or recovery. Dr. Leavitt informs me that thlchief source of danger now is the sudden acess of cold air into the lungs, thereby settin up inflam mation of the lungs, but that le danger is decreasing with a lapse of time, as it now is nearly six weeks since the gorlg. Should Mr. Skelton recover his case willbe classed as one of greet surgical success as well as another instance of the tenacity 0 life in the human frame, where injuries apprently fatal have been inflicted." Congress at its coming sessionrill be ask ed by the Secretary of the Treanry to in crease the powers of the customriivision of the Treasury Department, fix tk salary of the chief at a much higher figure and place t on a grade equivalent to that <i Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. General Hickknloopeb, of Üio, on be half of the Army of the Tenness«, has gone to Philadelphia to confer with tk firm that cast the Scott equestrian statue, nth a view to contracting for casting a sialar one in memory of Gen. James B. McPlkson, who was killed before Atlanta. Minins Item*. 3Iessrs. Higby and Stiles have prospected Meadow' creek, below' Washington Bar, and found good pay. They intend to run a drain ditch this winter to the new El Dorado. _Mr. F. R. Merk, in from Hot Springs mining district, informs us that it has been found necessary to put in another pump in order to control the water in the "Mother Aendricks" shaft. The Company lode near Sheridan is one of the most promising gold deposits in the county Messrs. Mullinix & Baker are working their interest with eight men. Mr. Noble is taking out ore and expects to have his mill running in a short time. The qnartz is looking rich er than ever. From enquiries we have gathered the fol- lowing particulars concerning the sampling w'orks erected last spring by Messrs. Dahler, Armstrong & Co., in the Bryant Mining Dis- trict. During the season just closed there w'as purchased at, and shipped from, these w'orks, upwards of 400 tons of silver ore, none of which yielded less than 90, and some as high as 1,500 ounces to the ton. In addi- tion there were shipped from the Trapper lode 100 tons, which w'ere reduced at Frei- burg, Saxony. The Trapper rock was ship- ped by the First National Bank of Helena on advance and commission, (not purchased as previously stated), about 35 tons going via Corinne and the balance over the Muscleshcll route .— Monta nian. ----—— —— * .Vnispapcr Impr^venieiils. Nevada's leading newspaper, the Territorial Enterprise, has recently donned a new' typo graphical dress and is now' about the neatest printed journal of the Pacific States. We notice a striking improvement in the appearance ot the Staunton (Mass.) Gazette. It has an attractive new heading, faithfully copied from that adorning the Weekly IIf.k- ai.I), with the simple change iu the vignette of a representation of manufac turing m place of mining and agriculture. The Gazette is an enterpri ng and prosperous journal, and its publish cs are quick to profit by good exam- ple, let it come from any part of the country, Montana not excepted. We congratulate brother lleed upon this additional evidence of his good taste and his determination to give to the people of Massachusetts one of the handsomest weekly prints now published in the Old Bay State. - »U- ** <<,'>► ►► f ---- ; Bourbier; and /me for each fork. Some ten * or twelve miles of the creek have been slaked und claimed, and many of the boys are mak ing preparations immediately, so that iiicv The .Vow Placers of Niue Milo I'reeK. The excitement r*nn«equent upon the lute rich discovery on Nile Mile continues un abated. The first reports arc corroborated, and all miners agree in the statement that the lav of tlw* . .......* - "**** mat me I prospect for si verv extensive and fr ood mv. I: . i.u.ih.iuu p.u | * n S camp is inviting. Three districts have j been organized, viz: 8t. Louis, Eustace, aud I j j a I may know what they have got and be free ! to engage in other pursuits next summer, if their locations should prove blanks. A new discovery was made on one of the tributaries of the creek last week, causing quite a little stampede on the sly from Frenclitown. We have not learned any of the particulars of this last strike. The camp is about fifty miles from Missoula, and can be made easily acces sible by a good wagon road. Considerable funds have already been subscribed towards de fraying the expense of opening the road. This will be a great benefit to the camp, as it will materially decrease the cost of living. Since writing the above, we learn from Mr. Pichette, the recorder, that 107 claims have been taken in Eustace district, 10G iu St. Louis, 05 iu Bouchicr, 27 in Beecher gulch, and 3 in Perault gulch. The last discovery was made in Beecher gnlcli, and prospects from three to four cents to the pan. Walter W. Joliuson, Deputy Mineral Surveyor, is now on the creek surveying the claims of the dis covery parties, w'ith a view to securing pat ents under the mineral act.— Missonlian. r ! ! i | an no the is can next the ing, A «'onple of Pott** Pet* Airain in Trouble The Monta nia n tells the following about two of the many villains pardoned by Gov. Potts from our Penitentiary. They are now "across the line" and beyond the "clemency" of his Ponderosity, and it is probable they will be punished as their crimes merit: "Chas. Slater and W. W. Butler, graduates of the Penitentiary at Deer Lodge, have been in dicted and tried in the District Court at Ma lad, Idaho, during the last week, for stealing horses. Butler was convicted of an attempt to kill the officers who arrested him. The stolen property belonged to Josiah Harbert and Frank Morgan,- of thi9 county. Slater's family is living in Malad. The punishment of these offenders will have a salutary effect npon those who are inclined to leave the Ter ritory upon the hacks of the animals of other people." The great Democratic "Boss," Wm. M. Tweed, comes now to the surface with his party in New York. A writ of habeas corpus in his case is issued, and he is to appear to morrow in the Supreme Court Chambers to show that ot the fifty-odd misdemeanors for which he was sentenced, he cannot be legally punished but for one, and that bis term of imprisonment is up and past, and the privi lege should be his to change his quarters from the Island Prison to his mansion on the avenue. _ Every fashionable woman in Paris hangs to her belt an alms bag, a fan, a card case, a pocket-hook, an umbrella, a turnip-watch, a pin-cushion, some ivory tablets and a little mirror. And the sons of women like these are expected to knock the nonesense out of Germany some day. Horatio Seymour, in a card which the Utica Observer publishes, declines to be a candidate for the United States Senate. Tiik Secretary of the Treasury will shortly appoint a Supervising Architect iu place ot Mullet. ____________ Nearly a score of discoverers of perpetual motion applied for space in which to exhibit their machines, at a recent exhibition iu Lon don. TnE hoss-steal Indians are not all confined to the Sioux. Latta's animals were stolen by the crows, from wham they were recently re covered. _ Late revisions of the pension list in France show that there are still living twenty-five thousand men who served in the armies of the First Napoleon. Tiik French Government has dereed that army officers must not marry unless the bride has a dowry of 25,000 francs, Heretofore the limit has been 10,000 francs. Ix a Missouri tow'n thirty-eight negroes voted the Democratic ticket. A local paper asks: "I)o the Democrats want their sisters to marry these thirty-eight negroes?" A Philadelphia rumor has it that the pro prietors of the Great Eastern propose to scad her over to the Centennial with 5,000 passen gers, who will be lodged and fed on ihr ship. The West Virginia Senatorship, vice Bore man is in doubt between Johnson N. Camden, of Parkersburg, and Henry S. Walker, of Charleston. The »State capital question Î mixed up in the Senatorship fight. The female employees of the Treu>urv Department have received notice that any one of their number who contemplate.-» matri mony must at once notify the chiefs of their respective bureaus. All answered "yes." conditionally. History enforces and repeats on c\«n page the lesson that great men are the bul warks of truth, the fountains of inspiration, the originators of progress, the right arm of the popular enthusiasm which they kindle and maintain. The Madisonian , consistent in its defense of Democratic politics and Potts, wants the Helena papers to show cause why they didn'i print the Governoi's proclamation. We an I swer for the Herald: Po!t>' petty malice j and prejudice wouldn't allow him '<» tarn Mi j a copy of his proclamation for imblu ati-m. À N w Yon w spec i ai to the ( li i< /• r bane says: "George .Tone.». >uliii.-uer oi i.iv New York Tin"* newspape; . L.s purchase ! from Edward I). Morgan tii e whole of tin ! latter's stock in that paper at $12,000 a share i Mr. Morgan transferred L e .Ic/ii shares .-t | this price," —• - -------------_ The special commissioner of the* Interim Department, who went out l( Nevada, sonic years ago, to examine in the expenditure of an appropriation made for the erection of a mill on an Indian reservation, he reported that lie discovered a dam by a mill site, but no mill by a dam site. The States electing Governors in 1875 are: California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin; total, thirteen States. The political events of the year begin with the New Hampshire election, in March. Mn. W. W. Hollister, of Santa Barbara, is fayorably spoken of by several California newspapers as a good man for the Republi can nomination for Governor of that State next year. lie was one of the pioneers of the State, has made a fortune in sheep rais ing, and has never been prominent in poli tics. I A young lad selling papers had such a pair of black feet on him that they attracted gen eral notice. "Sakes alive! but why don't you wash those hoofs?" inquired a gentleman. "Wash those hoofs?" echoed the boy, looking down on them; "do you suppose a fellow can keep his feet clean and support hi?* mother, too?" A tyi*e-8KTting tournament takes place at Washington on the 5th of December, for a solid gold printer's "stick," full size. The compositor who rushes up the most "ems" with the fewest errors in a given length of time (one hour) carries off the prize. There are a score or so of contestants booked for tbe tournament. j The Truckee (California) liepubiic an think.-» the sublimity of cheek has been reached by a subscriber of that journal, who declines pay ment of his subscription on the ground that he changed his residence and the editor failed to hunt him up and deliver the paper at the various post offices where he chanced to stop in his pilgrimage over the Pacific coast. Isaac Butts is dead. As editor and pub lisher of the Rochester l rdou he long occu pied a leading position in the Democratic party in Western New Y oik. He became very rich, not through journalism, but as pro prietor of Wistar'sBalstm of Wild Cherry, each bottle of which w»s endorsed, "none genuine unless signed I. Butts." He was also a large holder of Western Union Tele graph stock, and his invest aient* proved very profitable.