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From the Daily Herald of October 20. Acqulttnl of ex-Indian Agent Frost. Virginia City, M. T., Oct. 17, 1879. To the Editor of the Herald: The case of the U. S. vs. Geo. W. Frost, ex Ageut of the Crows, has been tried and the défendent acquitted, and another indictment quashed. The Government had no case. A not would have been asked for, and would have been granted, no doubt, but it was thought best to let all the facts come out in the testimony. The defendant was charged, in the indictment on which he was tried, with having signed a voucher to contractor Horace Countryman as having delivered more hay at the Agency than he did. The indict ment was founded on the testimony of per sons inimical to Frost, because he undertook to stop abuses that had been in existence at the Agency for years before he arrived. Word, Vivion and Pierce defended Frost. The U. S. was represented by Andrews jr. Indians In New Mexico. In January, 1878, a list of the Indians in New Mexico was published for the use of the army by John S. Loud, A. A. A. G. at the headquarters of the military district of New Mexico. At that time there were six Agencies in the Territory : 1. The Abiquin Agency, which comprised 900 Utes and 326 Jicarilla Apaches. 2. The Cimarron Agency, where were 420 Jicarilla Apaches and 230 Muache Utes. 3. The Mescalero Agency, near Fort Stan ton, 1,400 Mescalero Apaches. 4. The Navajo Agency, at Fort Defiance. The Navajo's were reported to number 11,808. 5. The Pueblo Agency, which had charge of nineteen pueblos, or towns, of semi-civi lized Indians that were reported to num ber 8,400 souls. G. The Southern Apache Agency, which comprised bands, of Gila, Mongollon, Miem bre and Chiricahua Ap.ches. The Indians from this last mentioned Agency are the fiends whose barbarities are recounted in the dispatches printed in our issue of last Fri day. They hare always been bad Indians. A few years ago the government removed them from the reservation near Ojo Caliente, in New Mexico, to the Agency in Arizona, where is kept the main body of the Chiricahua Apaches. The "Southern Apaches" were not satisfied with the change, soon left the new reservation, and returned to the vicinity of Ojo Caliente. Since that time they have had no civil agent but have been altogether under military control. From this they seem now to have broken away and to have "taken tbe war-path." It is reported that they have al ready killed about forty persons. Their depredations have been committed in one of the most fertile and populous agricultural districts of New Mexico. ————-— «« « — AetiSent to a Somnambulist. Last Saturday night the guests of the Inter national hotel were startled from sleep by a tremendous crash and the fall of a heavy body, which sounded as though half the house was coming down. Some concluded the building kad been struck by a falling meteor, and fearing that the International might be turned into a first class grave yard got out ps soon as possible. Others, of a cooler temperament, believed it was the work of a satelite which had lingered long among the saloons of Main street, and had in conse quence got out of its orbit, while others still, armed themselves with boots and soap dishes determined to sell their lives dearly, so there was some fright and much confusion all along the line. On investigation it was discovered that one of the gentlemen guests was walking in his sleep, and in moving about his room met the washstand. As a matter of course they both fell over, breaking the pitcher and badly scattering the wash bowl. The gentle man was found to have cut a gash in his forehead which severed one of the large veins, and before assistance arrived he suffered much from loss of blood. A physician was summoned, tha wound dressed and quiet soon restored. A Belligérant Soldier. A correspondent writing from Virginia city under date of 17th inst., says : "It looks like war times. A soldier got gloriously, up roariously drunk yesterday afternoon, and when an officer undertook to arrest him kicked him in the stomach. The officer knocked the soldier down with his cane ; and now the soldier is in jail and the sidewalk for a long distance on the principal thorough fare is well bespattered with blood." Fire. On Sunday morning, about half past ont o'clock, a wagon belonging to one tf Mor phy, Neel A Co.'s trains, camped et weitend of town, took fire and was consumed. It made a brigkt light and continued for tome time, but it being outside the fire limite ne alarm was given. wberrlee la Bli On Saturday Mr. Dutro cams down from (he head of Ten Milo. Ho says strawberry plants art in blossom and on some the berries are nearly ripe, and that one week of weather like this will ripen them. Four years ago yesterday (October 20(b) the writer of this picked a quart of floe ripe strawberries on tbe side of Red Mountain, at a grassy patch in the woods, higher than the summit of the Rocky Mountains at Multan's pass. in From the Daily Herald of October 21. Tbe A. 91. Holter Lode. This promising gold and silver lode is lo cated on Elkhorn creek, a tributary of the Boulder. At the 120-foot level a vein of ore five feet wide is exposed, which assays, by tests made by C. E. Kemp, $56 in gold and 50 ounces in silver per ton. The lode is owned by Messrs. Hallbeck & Black. C. G. Hallbeck has erected on tbe Bite a first-class ten-stamp mill, which is about completed, and it is expected that the stamps will com mence to fall next week. Rich returns are confidently expected. A New Enterprise. A. J. Davidson, manufacturer and dealer in harness and saddlery, has a new enterprise under successful operation. He has obtained the requisite machinery and secured the ser vices of an expert workman to superintend that department, and has commenced the manufacture of collars. From samples in spected we should say these collars were equally as good as the celebrated Concord collars. There are several hundred dozen of collars annually sold in the Territory, and Mr. Davidson is confident he- can give such satisfaction in quality of goods and prices that he will be able to command the greater part of this trade. Genuine Fright. Our Flathead friends are in town on their way to the buffalo country to which they make an annual visit. There is a new board ing house on Main street adjoining the Odd Fellows Hall, kept by a nice family of new comers. A squaw, old enough in looks to be Methuselah's grandmother, dressed only as squaw can dress, came riding up the street this morning, when a little four-year-boy, belong to the afore said boarding house, and who was stand ing on the sidewalk in front, espied her. He looked a moment in utter astonishment, and raising both hands, rushed for the door, yel ling like a Hottentot for his ma, and kicking against the door for admission. The crowd that witnessed the scene were convulsed with laughter at the child's fright, for the old wo man was as harmless as a sheaf of straw or a sucking dove. Two Stag« Coaches Robbed Near Lead ville. A special dispatch to the Denver Tribune from Leadville, dated the 13th inst., says "Last night two of Wall & Witter's coaches were stopped almost within the city limits by four mounted highwaymen, and men, women and children were forced to dismount and submit to be searched. Only about one hundred dollars was secured. The robbers were evidently new to the business, for they neglected to ask for cither the express treas ure box or the mail sacks. The whole thing was quietly done in the confusion and dark ness. The robbers made their escape in safety. LATEB. The robbers are all caught and lodged safely in jail. Their name9 are W. A. Harp, John Benson, W. L. Summer and a man hired for the occasion by W. Frank Smith, late of the Rocky Mountain Detective As sociation." A New Wagon Road—Mining w Blog bampton District. The Rocker Silver Mining Company in Binghampton district, 12 miles west of Jef ferson city, have recently made a very valuable improvement. They have con structed, at a cost of $4,000, a wagon road from the district to the works of the Alta Montana Company, thus opening an entirely new and rich mining region, where are locat ed some 25 or 80 silver leads. The Rocker Company have also made some developments on their ledge worthy of mention, such as running a tunnel 300 feet in length and sink ing an air shaft 100 feet in depth. They have also erected several buildings which were needed in their mining operations, and have now everything in shape for the win ter's work. In making these improvements and developing the mines the company, we learn, have expended upwards of $10,000. Unparalleled Liberality. On Sunday, at the first services of the Epis copal church, printed cards for the use of persons who had no change to put in the contribution box were laid around in the seats. One of our most prominent young bachelor money-changers, wno, it is well known, never carries cash in his pocket for fear of enticing some poor fellow to commit robbery,as usual, found himself out of change. So he took vp one of the cards, and either in a fit of absent mindedness, or with a full intention of pay ing for past omissions, filled up the card with $2001 Tha next morning the vestryman-col lector called upon him for tha amount Ha looked at tha card in surprise, saw his own hand writing and hie own eign-manueL He ■aid ha intended to enbacribe $2, but muet hare bean so engaged in listening to the fine anthem, which was being eungat the time, or thinking what a beautiful church ha waa in, that ha far got or neglected to punctuate the figures correctly. He eaid, however, the mistake was his, and he would stand up to his agreement like a little man. All of his friends knew he wonld, and now look upon him as one of tbe pillars of the çhorch. Ha will not refuse for fear of losing his standing in the church. of Tbe Lo Family. About 200 Flathead Indians from the Jocho passed through Helena to-day en route to the J udith Basin to hunt buffalo. They stopped a few hours in Helena, trading and trafficiog with our merchants aüd laying in a supply of provisions for a six weeks' trip. Our ad vice to these Flatheads is to "look a little out" or they may be scooped up by one of the war parties hunting in tbe Judith. From the Daily Herald of October 22. Tbe Wool Market. A. M. Howland & Co., commission mer chants of Boston, in their circular of the 10th inst. state that "the market continues to in crease in strength, and nearly all grades are firmer, while on fine and medium fiéece and pulled wools there is an improvement in price. Fine wools that were offed at 40@42c a week ago have been taken at these figures, and dealers are asking an advance of a cent 3* ib, and a good many sales have been made at the higher prices. There have been quite liberal purchases of Boston houses, and the San Francisco market has been cleared of all the valley Oregon held there. Large pur chase of No. 1 and medium wools have been bought in neighboring markets, and, while these additional purchases will not increase the stock to what they were a year ago, the best assortment of wools in the country can be found here. There continues to be a good inquiry for fine fleece, and prices are very strong. Philadelphia, October 21.—Wool is quiet and firm and the supply greatly reduced. Western fine, or X, or XX, 36@40 ; medium, 43@45 ; coarse, 37@40 ; Oregon fine, 25@35 ; medium, 28@33 ; coarse, 27@30 ; California fine, 20@35; medium, 30@32 ; coarse, 26@30; New Mexican of Colorado fine, 20@30 ; med ium, 22@28; coarse carpet wool, 19@22; pulled extra merino, 36@40 ; super, 37@40. Mining: Accident. The Index gives the following 'account of an accident which occured at Butte a few days ago : "Yesterday morning Chas. Berry came near losing his life in a mining pit near the Josephine, the property of the La Platta Company. It seems that the last thing be fore leaving work Friday evening, he fired a blast charged with giant powder, but it fail ed to explode, and yesterday morning he churned down with the drill until he was near the powder. He then used the spoon to withdraw the charge, and it is supposed that in so doing the cap exploded and the blast was fired. His left hand was torn to a shape less mass, and gravel, etc. thrown into his face and eyes. Dr. Holmes was summoned and performed an amputation four inches above the wrist. Personal. —John R. Quigley, of Blackfoot, ia in the city. —Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Birdseye arrived yes terday. —Blaine Walker, left for Missoula this morning. —D. J. Bailey, of Bedford, is spending a few days in Helena. —Chas. Cotter, one of the owners of the Blue Bird Mine, is in town. —J. P. Losee, traveling salesman of Raleigh & Clarke's, left for Butte this morn ing. —Lieut. G. S. Grimes has returned from Bismarck and is registered at the Cosmopoli tan. —Capt. J. F. Weston, Commissary of Sub sistence, returned home from Benton on Sun day. —E. M. Campbell, wife and child, left on the Overland this morning for their home in Missouri. — W. C. Swett and wife, of Chestnut, are making a visit to Helena, and are registered at the Cosmopolitan. — R. M. Smith, Gen.* Traveling Agent of the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific R R., left for Deer Lodge this morning. —Mrs. Joseph A. Baker, of Benton, was a passenger on the steamer Batchelor for St. Louis. Mrs. Baker will remain East until next spring. —Thomas Gray, of Mitchell gulch, called to-day. Mr. Gray says the mining season in Mitchell has been fair, but that a scarcity of water will soon draw it to a close. —Capt. O. B. Reed, 11th Infantry, and Dr. , S. Tesson, Surgeon U. S. A., who have been spending a few days in town, will leave in the morning on their return to Ft. Custer. —Rev. M. N. Gilbert, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, left this morning on the overland coach for Minnesota. Mr. Gilbert will be absent thirty days. —Rev. E. G. Prout, rector of th Protestant Episcopal church, Virginia City, who assist ed in the opening services at BL Peter's church on Sunday last, left for borne this morning. —Mrs Judge Chumasero and two daugh ters, Mrs. Broadwater and Miss Nettie, will cave to-morrow for the States. They will make a somewhat protracted stay, and will not return until next June. We wish them a pleasant and safe joarney. —Conrad McNeil, wife and won , arrived from Kearney, Nebraeka. Mr. McNeill is a worthy son of our esteemed friend, R. Mc Neil, of .Park City, and comes to Montana to visit his father, after a separation of fifteen years. McNeil, er, will endeavor to induce iis son and family to make Montana their home. Wanted. Information of the whereabout* of John Brown, a Swede, who left LitUe Cottonwood, Utah, in the spring of 1878. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received. Pleeee address JOHN WILLIAMS, Helena, M. T., dAwlw-octW Care H«b a l p office. BREVITIES. —A ton of pure gold is worth just $602, 779.21, and pure silver $37,704.83. —Mr. Ashby shipped yesterday 1,000 sacks flour for I. G. Baker & Co., Fort Macleod. —Col. Strong is improving and although much bunged up is able to be about and at tend to business. —Thos. Starr, a pioneer miner of Monta na, died at Mount Pleasant in this county on Monday, aged 46 years. —Although only six months ago Eureka was in ashes, yet now scarcely a vestige of the fire remains, the city having been rebuilt so rapidly. —Messrs. Aylesworth & McFarland, pro prietors of the McBurney House, Deer Lodge, are negotiating for the St. Nicholas hotel, Butte, recently vacated unceremoniously by Thompson. —Cooper A Holbrook, of Eagle Rock, Ben ton road, last week purchased of the Young Bros., near Virginia City, 2,000 head of sound, healthy, sheep, which were this year driven from Utah. —Roi, the man who broke Taylor's jaw was fined $100 and sent to jail for three months. Taylor's injuries were received in a drunken brawl, with no evidence of malice on the part of Roi.— Miner. —Mr. Stadler recently purchased three lots of D. W. Curtis and is now erecting a very handsome and commodious brick dwelling house, the cost of which when completed will not be less than $4,000. —Mr. D. A. Kughen, of East Gallatin, this season had 47^ acres of summer fallow which yielded fifty-three bushels of wheat to the acre. On the same farm he had 28 acres of sod, yielding 76$ bushels to the acre. — T. H. Kleinschmidt, who may justly lay claim to being a crack shot, went out on the range Saturday evening, "camped on the trail," and returned to town Sunday evening with a large buck deer. He killed it with his little gun. —For the ten months ending June, 30 tit gross earnings of the Nortüern Pacific Rail road were $1,167,261.82, and operating ex penses were $711,463.81. The gain in gross earnings for the ten months was $220,000 over the same period last year. —M. Coursien left at our office on Satur day a sack of XXX Willow Creek flour. Mr. Coursien informs us that he harvested this fall 1,920 bushels of grain from 35 acres—an average of 60 bushels to the acre. This is the largest yield we have any knowledge of this season. a —Mr. Boos, the foreman of the Hebald Bindery, has been ill for a week with an attack of the mountain fever. He is much better to-day, and hopes to resume his duties within a day er two. Our patrons who have work under way in the bindery will please exercise a little patience. —The demand for labor in Deadwood is far in excess of the supply. Everybody is at work, and men are eagerly sought after by anxious builders. Men are earning from four to five dollars a day if they know enough about carpentering to drive a nail without splitting the board.— Western Enterprise. —Charles Ancency while in Helena, pur chased the best bull in the herd of Mr. Bu ford Farris. Also between 45 and 50 head of cows aDd heifers from W. H. Guthrie. These cattle are universally acknowledged to be the best blooded short horns ever brought to Montana and will make a most excellent ad dition to Mr. Anceney's herd of blooded stock Courier. — D. A. G. Floweree has the plan for magnificent brick residence which he pro poses to build on the west side of town, the foundation to be laid this fall and the house to be built in the spring. If carried out accord ing to the plan this edifice will cost about $18,000, and will,of course, eclipse all others in the Territory. —Bird Calfee returned to Bozeman, last week, from the national Park. While absent he found a man in the Park who was nearly dead, having been taken sick while alone. Mr. Calfee had him removed to the Mammoth Hot Springs, and every possible attention was paid to him. He lived but a short time, however, and left no trace as to who he was or where he was from.— Courier. —The greatest strike of later days, accord ing to all accounts, is the gold bearing quartz lode on Cataract gulch, a tributary of the Boulder, and owned by Coi. M. Black and others. The ledge can be traced nearly a mile, and is of the average width of 5 feet. Regarding its yield it is stated on unquestion ed authority that a hatful of croppings, pounded to powder between two boulders, yielded $16 worth of gold.— Miner. LIST ur LETTERS Remaining in the Poet Office uncalled for at Helena, Lewis and Clarke County, Montana, on Ike 82nd ■ay ol October, 1879« When called for pleeee eay "adventiaed." Abbott Henry Norice J E Brittingham Joseph 2Peterson J. F. Barker JOB Page WE Barker Miss FlorencePartridge Shepard Dewney Mary Quinham Sam'l Doan Lafayette Quinn Martin Dow Chas Rafferty Chas H 2 Damphouse MrsN ancy Rardo w J W Dart A L Fallon E A Gamitt Thos B Kin Peck Kramer Joe Koch Chas Lowery 8 Long Austin Murphy Jno K Masser H E Mathews Frank Neafor Miss Dixie Stewart Jeseph Bhrake Geo Trudgean Nick Woodward Harry B Wortman Lee Wood Nephi Ziugler F W CHINESE eGonng Choung Low Loot Lai Ah Shon Hop Chong & H. CBOUNSB. P. M. From Alaska. San Francisco, October 21.—The U. S. revenue cutter Richard Rush arrived last evening from Ounalaska. Her commander, G. W. Bailey, was lost overboard on the 16th inst., during a heavy fog off Cape Flat tery. The cutter brings the news that winter is fast settling down in the Arctic regions and promises to be a severe one. No news had been received from the Jeannette or from the whaling fleet. MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parente, Bitter Root Valley, October 5th. 1S79, Mr. E. T. Bukcr to Mies Sarah C. Lancaster. Near Stevensville, October 5th, 1879, by Andereon Buker, J. P., Mr. Louiä Skeggs to Mrs. Anna Miller. On Middle Creek, Gallatin County, September 25th, 1879, by Joseph Plumb, J. P., Mr. Joseph Kent to Mise Betty Wallace. At Butte, October 18th, 1879, by Rev. J. B. Russel, Mr. Christopher A. Findlayson, of Cable, M. T., and Mre. Martha Scott, of Lewis County, Missouri. At Deer Lodge, Oc tober 19th, 1879, by Rer. Father Do Ryokere, Mr. John Fitzpatrick, of Deer Lodge Valley, and Mies Anna Fitzgerald, of Walkerrille. BORN« In Helena, October 4th, 1S79, to th* wile of Themas Rose, a eon. In Helena, October 21ut, 1879, to th* wife of H. Ml Pärchen, a son. In Blackfoot, October 19th, 1S79, to the wile of John R. Quigley, a son. In Prickly Pear Valley, October 8th, 1879, to the wife of Alex. Burn«, a daughter. In Prickly Pear Valley, October 9th, 1879, to the wife of John J. Ellis, of Bun River Crossing, a son. In Virginia City, October 13th, 1879, to the wife of Henry Elling, aeon. In Bozeman, October 18th, 1879, to the wife of Lee F. Mars ton, a daughter. On Ten Mile, October 18th, 1879, to the wife of Philemon Travis, a son. DIED. At Central Park, October 10th, 1879, DIza, daughter of Henry and Margaret Reding, aged 8 years and about 8 months. At Skalkaho. September 23d, 1879, Vina, daughter of Jacob Goff of Corvallis, aged 17 years. At Bannack, September 29th, 1879. of dropsy of the heart, S. T. Fulkerson, aged about 30 years At Forrest City, M. T., October 2d, 1879, of asthenia, L. D. Villandiy, aged about 45 years. At Fort Missoula, October 5th, 1879, Firet Lieutenant Edward A. Beiger, Third Infantry U. S. A., aged 43 years and 24 days. HELENA MARKET REPORT. WHOLESALE QUOTATIONS. Helena, M. T., October 23,1879. Sugar— Belchers, per sack of 100 lbs., C, $13 50; A, $14; Belcher's Granulated, $14 50. Syrup.— Belcher's Goiden: 5's, $5; 10's, $9 75; by case, H gals., $7; 1 gals., $6 75; Silver Drips, 5-gal. cans, $5 50. Copfee— Old Government Java 33 ; Old Gov. Java Fancy 36c ; Rio choice 25 ; Costa Rica, 22c; Roast, 35c; Ground S5c. Tea— M & M 45c ; Castle Bros 45c ; W P A Co., 47 ; Imperial 60061; Young Hyson 60090; Gan Powder 6075. Candles— Star, 401b boxee $7.00; atari* seid 90 lb. boxes $175 ; 401b boxes $8 50. Soap— Schaeffer's $5 per box; White Russian $9 per box; Castile, mottle, V lb 18c; Castile Whit* French ÿ lb, 30c. Co iL Oil, in 6 gal cans—Elaine, 100 fire teat SO*; Royal Daylight 58c; Livingston'« 110 test, 55c. Blasting Powder— $4 75 per 951b keg. Fus«— Water Proof $10 per M. Tobacco, Chewing—Fine Cut 80c ; Cable Twist TOe; Gold Block, L. P., 75®80c ; Black Navy 60960c ; Bonne Bouche S7o. Tobacco, Smoking—Virginity $110; Game Cock 60 ; Fruit and Flowers 89 ; Durham 70. Haks— Montana 16c ; States 14c. Bacon— Montana 18c; States 12c; States, Brea kf as t 14c. Lard— 17c. Balt —Ground Alum 5c ; Ashton Dairy 6c. PRODUCE. Flour, XXX, $2 50; Choice XXX $2 7B®3; XX * Corn Meal, Montana, 6#. Wheat, $1 75. Oats, $2. Barley, $1 60. Bran and Shorts, $150@$2. Hay, $10. Batter, prints, fresh 20@25c ; rolls 40Q45. Eggs, ranch, 46@50. Cheese, 19@22c. Beef, on foot, 1 % gross ; nett 3j^@4c. Veal, nett, 6@10. Mutton, nett, 6Q7. Pork 7c. FOWLS AND FISH. Chickens, $6 per doz, Turkeys, $2@5 each. Wild Geese, II each. Wild Ducks, 50c. each. Fresh Mountain Trout, 25c. per pound. FUEL. Wood $5 @4 50 per cord. Coal, $12 per ton. 1879. FALllrifm. 1880 New Importations to our full and Attractive S tock . Belair, Schalicokesand Globe Suitings. Germania and Kastor, Beaver and Chinchilla _Overcoats. English and American Ca88imere y Cheviot and Beaver Pants. Buffalo, Coon, and Blanket Overcoats. GNovelties in the Celebrated "Dazien" make of Ties, Scarfs and Bows, from London. The Everlasting Cuff 8hirt. The L. & L. Fine Hand Sewed Tap and half Double-eoled Boots. Our own make of Merino and Flan nel Underwear. The Union Stetson Hat, t he Be st in the Market* füll line of Hosiery, Gloves «S3 Handkerchiefs, Etc., Etc«, Etc«, Etc., Which we offer et prices fully as Low es Eastern houses. :CANS A KLEIN, Main Street.......Helena M. T.