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FISK BROS., - - Publishers.
R. E. FISK, -
- Editor.
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
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
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.
Correspondence Showing: the
Situation of A flairs.
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
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.
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
(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
(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
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
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
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.
Prof. Colgrove and C. H. Williams Botta
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
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.
Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Mon
tana Agricultural, Mineral &
Mechanical Association.
Blxtta Day—Afternoon.
The following races were run, and with
them ended the fair week.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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,
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^.
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.
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.
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
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.
Belmont, Mount Pleasant,
and Vicinity.
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
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*
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.

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