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FISK BROS., - - Publishers. R. E. FISK, - - Editor. THURSDAY, VGTOBER 9, 1879. NAVAL UENTENNIAL. While so man/ of the notable battles on land of our War of Independence have been worthily celebrated as their centennial was completed, there was one on the water which well deserved such an honor and has passed almost unnoticed# Qq (be 14tb of August 1779, Capt. Paul Jones Sailed from Lorient in France, having a small squadron of five vessels, which he had obtained after long urging. The vessels w ere old and poor, the armament incomplete and unfit for effective use ; his crew made up of all nationalities who could not converse with or understand one another. With this little fleet of scarce seaworthy vessels and with insubordinate commanders, Jones pushed boldly for the coast of England and hgr the middle of Sep tember had captured 26 prizes and filled all England with alarm. On the 23d day of September, 1779, Jones, having with him only two of his fleet, discovered the Baltic fleet off Flamborough Head under convoy of the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. Jones immediately gave chase in the Bon Homme Richard, but did not come up with the Serapis until 7:30 o'clock. For two hours and a half, under the light of the moon, with the adjacent cliffs of the English coast cov ered with spectators, the battle raged with a fury that has never been equalled in the an nals of naval warfare. Several of Jones heav ies# guns exploded early in the action, blow ing up his decks and killing many of his men but having with his own hands lashed the vessels together, with the muzzles of the guns touching one another, the butchery continued till his vessel wa9 almost blown to pieces and ready to sick. According to all ordinary rules of warfare Jones should have surrendered, only he didn't, and pluckily kept-up hU fire till his much less disabled opponent surrendered. Leaving his sinking vessel he transferred his crew to the prize and sailed with it>afely into the Texel. Such was the birth of the American naval power and history. It is a page that ought never to be overlooked or forgotten. Many a brilliant chapter has since been added, and though the entire system of naval war has since been changed and our navy has fallen into neglect, the history we have made would inspire similar deeds should the unhappy and improbable event of war with a naval power ever occur again. Gen. Grant's mother is living with her daughter, Mrs. Corbin, Jersey City. Are porter of the New York Graphic, who called on her recently found an old lady with pale, delicate features, framed in puffs of silvery white hair and shaded by a dainty cap of lace. Mrs. Grant Said that she now has ten grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, be sides her four children. Son Ulysses, she told the reporter, was just like the other chil dren when a boy, only a trifle more serious, perhaps. She doesn't know where Ulysses will reside, when he gets home, "but one thing certain," exclaimed she, "he'll come light straight to see his mother." Some time since, as our readers will re* member, Mr. Edison, in his search for platin um, asked mining journals for information as to its existence in their localities. The answers were numerous that it would be found largely contained in what is known to miners as black sand. An unexpected result of careful analysis of this sand in the search for platinum has developed the presence of $885 worth of gold in a ton of the sand for warded from the Spring Valley mine in Cali fornia. The Indian outbreak in Colorado creates great alarm, and with the utmost haste all available troops have been moved toward the scene of hostilities. The lives of a number of officers have already been sacrificed, a con siderable number of soldiers and citizens killed, and imminent danger threatens sever al agencies and settlements. It is to be hoped that the troops ordered to Colorado will prove sufficient to overcome the savages and compel them to sue for an early peace. The patriotism of the Democracy is only exceeded by its pride. The Chicago Inter Ocean calls attention to the fact that "Ken tucky is proud of Blackburn, and Blackburn is proud of Wattersoo, and Watterson is proud of the Democratic party, and the Democratic party is proud of Gully and Barksdale." The Independent expresses the belief that Ewing will be elected Governor of Ohio This conclusion conforms to the expressed opinion of the Cincinnati Enquirer and other Democratic papers of the State. In spite of these authorities, we entertain unshaken con fidence in the suooees ef Foster. The Memphis epidemic has carried off four CathoHo priests this year. Notone priest has deserted his charge in that city since the appearance of the yellow fever. Tilden, the other day, hobbling out from Grameray Park, stepped upon and tore a lady's skirt. "Train wrecker!" she hissed, hitting the old man in bis tenderest spot The Colorado Stato election, yesterday, resulted in favor of the Republicans. is to on a COLORADO INDIAN WAX. Correspondence Showing: the Situation of A flairs. Present Denver, October 7.—The following dis patches, received and sent by Governor Best, show the Indian situation in the south. So far, there has been no authentic report of the actual outbreak or depredations: Fort Leavenworth, Kb., Oct 7. Governor Pitkin, Denver : The Secretary of War is here and the arms and ammunition you asked for will be sent at once from Rock Island. As soon as he leaves here to-morrow, I will go to Denver and see you. JOHN POPE, Brevet Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Kokomo, Col., Oct. 6. To Governor Pitkin : The Indians are within 18 miles of Koko mo. We have plenty of men, but no arms. Can you send us 150 stand of arms and am* munition immediately? The Mayor of the town will be responsible for them. Please indicate how the arms will be sent. Answer immediately. JOHN W. JONES, Acting Mayor. Carbonateyille, Col., Oct. 6. To Hie Excellency Gov. Pitkin: Our citizens are organizing to repel an at tack from the Indians, but we are without arms or ammunition. We respectfully re quest one hundred stand of arms with am munition, and will be responsible to the State for the return of all arms furnished. Signed by Chas. D. Moore, L. R. Harrison, John W. Jenkins, D. J. Chadwick, G. R. Creme. Lake City, October 5. To Governor F. W. Pitkin: At a citizen's meeting last night a commit tee was appointed, consisting of Terry, Sim mons, Finley, Henry and McDougall. The citizens volunteer to organize. We have plenty men, but are without arms and muni tions. We want one hundred stand of arms and plenty of ammunition. Give us the arms and the Utes, and San Juan will take care of both. (Signed) M.ÎB. TERRY, Ch'n Safety Com. Lbadville, Col., Oct. 7. To Governor Pitkin: Information received since my last dispatch to you leads to the belief that there are no Indians within fifty miles of this place in any direction. I do not hear of any unusual ex citement anywhere on the frontier. If I get any different information will advise you promptly. (Signed) GEN. J. C. WILSON. Alamosa, Col., October 7. To Governor Pitkin, Denver: I have arrived at Alamosa and am now moving troops to the southern Ute country. I am instructed by the Department command er to communicate with you. My first effort is to secure the settlements. If you have any information from Uncompahgre please send it to me. (Signed) HATCH, Commanding. Denver, Col., Oct. 7. To General Hatch , Alamosa : The latest from San Juan is contained in the papers of yesterday morning, except that the citizens are organized with such arms as they could get, without military knowledge. L think some Cavalry should be sent immedi ately from Alamosa to Lake City and thence to Ouray or Silverton or other points, as ne cessities may require, to protect citizens. They would be in a central point for the de fense of the settlements and the State troops and miners would co-operate. Dispatches this morning from the camps west of Lead ville indicate that the Indians are not in that vicinity. (Signed) F. W. PITKIN, Governor. Hatch replied that he was arranging to make the disposition suggested. Alma, Col., Oct. 7—3 p. m. To Governor Pitkin: A man just in reports the Indians between here and Breckinridge, and that Breckinridge is entirely burned down. Ido not know it to be the truth. (Signed) JAMES MON Y n AN. Mr. Monyhan is a reliable man, but the ru mor is not credited. The following from General Hatch indicates that he had heard the same rumor : Alamosa, Col., Oct. 7—4:30 p. m. To Governor Pitkin: Please give the particulars of the Indian troubles at Alma, Dudley and Breckinridge. )Signed) E. HATCH, Commanding. The Governor telegraphed Monyhan to send out runners to see if the reports were true, and promised to send troops by train if necessary, and notified Hatch accordingly. — il H m - rajne's Command Relieved. Cheyenne, (Wyo.) Oct. 8.— The following is just received from Major Gillis at Rawlins: Rawlins, Wyo., Oct. 8.—The mail carrier from Snake River, just in, reports that Mer ritt reached Payne's command Monday even ing, after a severe fight, killing 37 Indians, and found them all right The colored cav alry company joined Payne last Friday night, losing all their horses but two in doing so. Arjaa and Ammunition for Colorado. Cheyenne, October 7.—The Ordinance officer, Capt Davis, to-day received an order to issue to Gov. Pitkin, of Colorado, one thousand stand of arms and fifty thousand rounds of ammunition. No courier has reached Rawlins yet It is believed one must surely come in to-night So he Indian Axent and Employees Killed. Washington, October 5. —The following dispatch was received at the Indian Bureau Los Pinos, Colorado, Oct. 2. To Commissioner Hayt : A runner, just in from the White River Agency, reports that the agent and employees are killed, and that there had been a fight with the troops, in which the officers in com mand were killed. The troops are surround ed, away from any water supply and their trains have been captured. Chief Ouray, head of the Ute nation, sends the following order to his people by a runner : To chiefs, Captains, head men and Utes at White River—You are hereby requested and commanded to cease hostilities against the whites; to injure no innocent persons or any others further than to protect your own lives and property from unlawful and unauthorized combinations and horse thieves and desper adoes, as anything further will ultimately re sult in disaster to all parties. (Signed) STANLEY, Agent. Straifftat-Oat Democrat. Boston, October 7.—John Quincy Adams has been nominated for Governor by the Democratic State Convention. Boston, October 7.—The Democratic ticket was completed as follows : For Lieutenant Governor, W. P. Plunkett; Secretary of State, Gen. M. T. Donohoe ; Treasurer and Receiver, Gen. David N. Skillings ; Auditor, Wm. R. Field ; Attorney General, Richard Olney. A Distressing C ane of Sa leide. Cincinnati, October 5.—A distressing and probably fatal attempt at suicide occurred this morning at a boarding house No. 311 West Fourth street. Miss Lillie George, a pupil of the Cincinnati College of Music, 18 years of age, whose home is at Bonaparte, Iowa, was engaged to be married to Mr. Fred. M. Feryman. At two o'clock yesterday morning he was taken with conjestive chills and died at ten o'clock last night. She at tended him faithfully during his illness, and before he died she said : "Good-bye, Fred., we will not be separated long." This fore noon she placed the muzzle of a pistol over her left breast and fired. Although not dead there is very little hope of her recovery. FATAL BALLOON ASCENSION. Prof. Colgrove and C. H. Williams Botta Killed. San Francisco, October 2 —About half past three this afternoon Prof. Colgrove, aeronaut, and C. H. Williams, manager of Woodward's Gardens, attempted to make a balloon assension from the gardens. The wind was blowing almost a gale. The balloon seemed to be insufficiently inflated with gas, and rose heavily above the build ings of the garden. It soon after dropped and scudded along at a low elevation, tearing away telegraph wires in its flight. In a mo ment the bag ripped and the gas escaped with a roar heard for blocks. Both occupants of the basket were thrown out, falling on Fol som street, between 14th and 15th, while the balloon came down a few rods beyond. A great crowd from the gardens and vicinity instantly collected and medical assistance was summoned. Williams was fearfully crushed about the face and head, and died in a few moments. Colgrove's face was somewhat bruised, but his injuries seemed mostly inter nal, and although alive at last accounts, he was insensible and not likely to survive. The disaster has created considerable sensation, and many who frequent the gardens assert that the balloon was badly patched and un safe at best, and express surprise at Williams risking an ascension, especially in so boister ous weather. Prof. Colgrove has since died from his in juries. Prof. Martin, an aeronaut, and others who were present at the ascension, begged Mr. Williams not to go up, saying that in half the gale that was blowing he would be literally taking his life in his hands. The men fell about 200 feet, the balloon rebound ing after striking the telegraph wires, then striking a chimney and again rebounding, at which moment the aeronauts were thrown out. Pnnlsbment or tbe Utes. Chicago, October 4.—General Sheridan re ceived the following this morning via Fort Leavenworth : Morrow came up with Victoria and his band on the 28th of September near Ojo Ca liente, and so far, after two days, reports having inflicted severe punishment on the In dians, and captured sixty horses and mules, including twelve or more of Hooker's horses. Victoria is in an almost inaccessible country, and was well fortified, but Morrow dislodged him. Morrow continues the fight. Bay State Politic». New York, October 4. —The Times' Wash ington special says : Speaking with refer ence to the political campaign in Massachu setts Attorney General Devens said this after noon that he had no doubt whatever of the success of the Republicans, notwithstanding the extraordinary Butler combination. The determination of Hon. Chas P. Thompson not to stand as the candidate of the regular Democratic party has occasioned a rearrange ment of the slate for next Tuesday, at the Faneuil Hall convention, and has for the mo ment strengthened Butler's position. Much depends on the action of the coming conven tion. Butler awaits it before he takes the stump. He begins speech making in Faneuil Hall Wednesday night, and will continue to the end of the campaign. of ful not ly TERRITORIAL FAIR. Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Mon tana Agricultural, Mineral & Mechanical Association. $500— Entries Blxtta Day—Afternoon. The following races were run, and with them ended the fair week. FIRST RACE. Purse $125—$100 to 1st, and $25 to 2d horse. Entries as follows : Snail, by Langford. Little Dick, by Blivens. Cricket, by Ward. Pools sold about even. After four or five ineffective attempts the horses started pretty even. Snail had the pole, Cricket second, and Little Dick outside. In less than 200 yds Little Dick shot ahead, and came in half a length ahead of Snail, Cricket last. Timn 23 seconds. SECOND RACE. Trotting race, best 3 in 5. Purse $400 to 1st and $100 to second horse, as follows : Billy Grunt, by Sam Scott. Live Oak, by Thos. Stuart. Corrigan, by C. Griswold. Brutus, by Jas. Murray. FIRST HEAT. Brutus drew the pole, Corrigan 2d, Billy Grant 3d, Live Oak 4th. The horses got off at third attempt, Corrigan slightly leading. At first quarter post Brutus and Corrigan were nearly even, Billy Grant and Live Oak 75 to 150 yards behind. At 2d quarter Cor rigan was slightly ahead of Brutus which distance he increased as he passed fhe 3d quarter pole. The others maintaining their relative positions, but not so far behind. Coming down the home stretch Corrigan, (Old Three Legs) gained on Brutus and cross ed the score 50 feet ahead, Billy Grant third, Live Oak distanced. Time, 2:44. SECOND HEAT. The start was good, Corrigan led to near 2d quarter post, followed closely by Brutus; but before reaching 3d quarter post Billy Grant passed him and led down the home stretch. Fifty or sixty yards before reaching the judges stand Billy Grant broke and cross ed the score on a run' but gained no distance by breaking, Corrigan 2d, Brutus 3d. The heat was given to Billy Grant. Time, 2:55. THIRD HEAT. The start was even. Brutus broke and ran a good deal at several places. Billy Grant was slightly ahead at 1st quarter post. At second quarter post he was considerably ahead, and crossed the score several lengths in advance of Corrigan, Brutus 3d. Time, 2:42. FOURTH HEAT. At the start Corrigan was slightly behind. Brutus in an instant, although on the outside, shot ahead and was a long distance ahead at the first quarter post. It seemed he would distance the field while going up the back stretch, he was so far in advance. Billy G. and Corrigan held on pluckily, and came down the home stretch nearly side by side. Brutus however crossed the score 100 feet ahead, Billy Grant 2d, Corrigan 3d. Time, 2:43*. FIFTH HEAT. Corrigan was a little behind in the start and Brutus immediately left him and Grant in the rear, and kept his advantage all the way around, the others in the order of Billy Grant 2d and Corrigan 3d. Brutus again crossed the score in 2:47£, 100 feet ahead. consolation purse. After this heat the consolation purse was run for by Cariboo and Retort. Purse, $12 > —100 to first and $25 to second horse. Mile dash. The horses started evenly, and Cari boo kept well in advance until near the third quarter post, when he was passed by Retort, who came under the string nearly a length a head. Time, 1:52^. TROTTING RACE—SIXTH HEAT At the start Brutus was slightly ahead and gained to the 2d quarter post, when Grant began to close on him and passed him on the way home, Brutus, however, passed under the string 50 feet ahead, Billy Grant second, Corrigon distanced. Time, 2:48£. Brutus thus won the race in three straight heats. HANDICAP MILE DASH. Purse $500—$400 to 1st and $100 to 2nd horse. Entries—Joe Howell by A. P. Sam ple, 117 pounds, Miss Ella bv R. H. Baker, 111 pounds, Terlulia by C. E. Williams, 107 pounds. Won by Joe Howell, Ella 2d Ttr lulia 3d. Time, 1:46£—the best time ever made in Montana. The horses are better than they have been thought to be. It was dark when this race was finished. The dust on the track was an inch deep. Had the run been made on a well packed Eastern track all horsemen here agree it would have been made in 1:43 or 1:44. The owners of the horses may be congratulated that they have some of the finest running stock in America. Now if good purses can be given to mares and stallions to be kept in Montana for breed* ing trotters, for fast time, the Fair Associa tion will do a good work. SPECIAL MENTION. There is a large number of articles of which we would like to make special men tion, but this report is extended too long ex cept for a few notices. First we notice is Madame Eckert's frame of splendid photographs which she collected from her own gallery, and which are her own work. For clearness of outline, per fection of finish, artistic arrangement of position, her pictures are equal to the finest we have seen from the East, and are but sei* dom excelled any where. Madam Eckert gained many new ideas while at the Paris exposition, which she has applied to her own use here. The blue ribon hangs from her frame as an evidence of the appreciation in which her pictures were held by the Ex amining Committee. She also was awarded diploma. She shows three cases of beauti ful views from scenes in Parfe, Vienna and Pompeii. Her enlarged portrait of Ed. Zimmerman, Esq., is exceedingly fine—be can not be made to look better. Mrs. Eckert's daughter, Miss Jesse, also took the first premium for best pencil drawing, which is an exquisite piece of work. Her oil painting of Tower Falls shows considerable skill with the brush, and some of the tints are exceedingly fine and natural for Montana scenery. Mrs. and Miss E kert both shew natural artistic ability, as their work proves. Messrs. Bundy & Train made an exceeding ly fine display of photographs, plain and col ored, and were awarded the second premium. We have noticed the above at length because the public are interested in knowing that they can procure as fine pictures in Helena as else where. The fine display of bread, cakes, biscuits jellies, preserves, buns and rolls could not be excelled in the shops of any professional con. fectioner. Mrs. Gen. Blaine took the first premium for best display of cake and pastry and Miss Julia Rumley for handsomest orna! mented cake. The published list of premiums show that the ladies of Helena cannot be ex celled in fine cookery. This list of awards tells the whole story 0 f the Fair. It was a success from beginning to end. The receipts are larger than some of the State Fairs in the East can show. The Board of Directors are entitled to the thanks of the people for their perfect arrangements for the convenience and comforts of the pub lic and the uniform good order which prevail! ed. There were no disturbances or accidents and the most general satisfaction is expressed All the officers and employes did their duty and contributed largely to the pleasures of the week, by strict attention to their duty. The weather was exceptionally fine for the season of the year. Our Fairs will improve and grow in interest we hope, but few will be re. membered with more pleasure than the Tenth Annual Fair. MINING AND MILLING MAT-1 TERS. Belmont, Mount Pleasant, and Vicinity. Vestel Belmont, Oct. 3, 1879. [correspondence of the herald. J Your correspondent observes considerable stir in business circles, the autumn trade of the camps in and about the head of Silver appearing to be fairly good. Considerable interest in billiards is noticed, and to the two tables in town is to be added a third, for pool playing at the Belmont Hotel. The old Emma mines arastra has been at work for several weeks crushing ores from several different mines to test the value of the same. Wollrick and Floeder report their clean ups as showing an average of $17,50 per ton from their Oro Fina lode; Hayes and De Camp an average of $22 per ton from the Star of the West lode. L. Walsh & Co. are now treating rock from the T. F. Meagher lode. Although no clean up has been made, the average promises to be high grade, and if the expectations of the sanguine owners are realized, work will be pushed forward vigorously this winter on their mine. Wra. Mayger's new mill has been running continuously since it started, on ore from the Drum Lammond. At the Gloster, one and one-half miles northwest of Belmont, the carpenters have finished a large and commodious hoarding house, and are now at work on the mill build ing. Five stamps will be put in this fall and the frame ready for five more in the spring. The Whipporwill mine and mill are still in operation, although the mining force has been considerably reduced lately, it only re quiring a small number of miners to keep the ten stamps going. At Mount Pleasant the giving 'out of the boiler at the mill has made times a little dull for a few weeas past. A new boiler is now on its way from the Terminus and carpenters are busy getting ready for five additional stamps. When the mill stirts again it wil have ten stamps. The population of this breezy burg are taking time by the forelock and preparing for winter. Feveral new build ings are in course of erection. The neat li' tle residence of Charley Cotter, just com pleted, attracts the attention of the tra\e!er, as it looks as if Charley had a good thi g and was going to stay by it. Sanford, Henry & Woods recently had a mill run of 20 tons from their new lead, the Sanford, which returned the industrious own ers $20 per ton, which, considering the quan tity in sight and the facilities for getting it out, proves the Sanford to be a "big thing." This lode is supposed to be an extension of the Penobscot, as it is in the same course and the ore resembles that of the Penobscot. At the Penobscot, nothing worthy of note has transpired recently, except the sinking of the main shaft has been resumed since the new and more powerful machinery has been put in place. Many (improvements have been made in the way of buildings in Vestel the past sum mer, among which are the handsome resi dence of Til. Clewell, Esq., the two story hotel (the Frue House) of Mrs. Stephens. Fred. Lindwedel has added largely to his hotel, the Lindell. The Penobscot Co. ba3 about completed its new offices, with board ing house for the officers attached, which is in a much more convenient quarter than the old. By November 15th, at the very furthest, 90 stamps will be dropping in this district on ore from six different mines, making an in crease of 55 stamps since the same time las* year. OBSERVER. The celebration of the semi-centennial of the establishment of the public schools of Baltimore, took place recently at Druid Park. The first public school in that city was opened on the 21st day of Septemb^ * 1829, with about one hundred pupils. To-c'a/ there are 137 schools and 35,000 sclolar» the cost of which last year wr• $677,9*6.. J was to commemorate the birth and rapi growth of public schools that the exercis« 8 were held. Every avenue leading to the pa f | of the park where the celebration was he t was crowded with carriages, and at 2 o cU>c ' not less than sixty thousand piopie >' , r gathered about the grand stand or in t ie neighborhood to hear the addresses.