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BRLSBIN IX BOISE.
Idaho's Grand Canyons and Beautiful Valleys—Wild Western Scenes The Great Shoshone Falls Outdoor Life in the Mountains—The Sand Geysers—A Fish ing Adventure. f CORRESPONDENCE OF THE HERALD. 1 Boise, Idaho, August 30, 1884.—Idaho has not inappropriately been named, "The Gem of the Mountains. - ' Certainly no where have I seen a more beautiful and picturesque country. Its tall mountains clothed in perpetual green ; its broad rivers, lovely lakes and fertile valleys will com pare favorably with those ol any other part of our great country. Scarcely had I entered Idaho when we came to the Dort Neuf Canyon, a wild bit of scenery, with walls so high the sunlight but faintly reaches the valley below. The r i ver _the Port Neuf— from which the rugged canyon takes its name, is a deep narrow, clear stream of dark blue water, and tilled with trout. The river is one of the liest fishing streams in the West. Hardly can a line be cast on its bosom be fore a trout seizes the liait and ten. twen ty, and even fifty fine speckled beauties can be hauled up in an hour. There arc numerous jiools, falls and cascades, with here and there lovely shade and mossy green banks, on which one would like to sit in hot summer days or lie and listen to the babbling waters. At places the walls of the canyon are scarcely fifty feet a#art, and the daylight darkens into a deep twi light. Here it is cool and silent, and the great world without seems far off. A nar row gauge railroad—the Utah and North ern—has pierced its way through this narrow canyon, its road lied being cut in many places out of the sides of the solid rock. Not far from Port Neuf canyon we strike a broad gauge railroad—the Oregon Short Line—and by taking passage on this in a short time we come to Soda Springs. These are the most remarkable groupe of springs on the Pacific coast. They are in a beau tiful valley, 7,000 feet aliove the level of the sea. and their waters are magnesia, soda, iron, sulphur and other medicinals, forming an almost sure restorative to health. The carbonic acids make a pleas | ant and healthy beverage. These Springs have long been visited by Indians, and were not inappropriately named, ' The Fountain of Youth." On account of their great medicinal qualities they were visited by Indians who lived hundreds of miles to j the north, and the ground about them was neutral land. Here the Great Spirit re- ( sided, so they thought, and here God, : by his healing waters, gave back health and youth to his red children. The springs gush from the ground, and in temperature from ice cold to almost hot. A bath is re freshing in the extreme, and nobody can drink the sparkling waters without feeling his spirits revive and his tired body grow strong and young again. There is no doubt of it that these springs are the most won derful in this country, and the day will soon come when they' will be the Spa ol America, and be visited by thousands of health seeking tourists. At present they j are patronized by the Mormons, who come with their wagons, women and children and camp by the side of the springs for weeks at a time. They make beds of the cedar boughs, build brush houses and live in them happy and contented, bathing daily and drinking of the wonderlul waters. A dog, a gun, a wagon and bit of canvas with some provisions are all a Mor mon wants to go to a watering place. They hunt, fish, sing, pitch quoits, and are a happy and contented people, with but few of this world's goods but ravenous appe tites, ruddy cheeks and magnificent health. One of the great curiosities of the springs is a natural ice house. It is form ed by the seeping of water into a cavern. Here are hundreds ot tons ot ice put up by the hand of nature, pure as that brought from any of the rivers. The thermometer stood in July 29° in the cave, while out side in the sun it registered 85°. The best way to reach these springs is by way of Chicago and Omaha, over the Union Pa cific railroad and Oregon Short Line Irom the East. Just aliove Port Neuf is Pocatello, so named from that old rascal, Pocatello, the famous Banuack chief. Here he gathered his warriors aud for years bid defiance to the government and the immigrants. The position is a wonderfully strong one, and from this natural fortress Pocatello easily drove back the pale faces. The road north to Montana lay through this canyon, and many a settler fell in trying to push north. One day Caleb Plummer came along with his "Claude Duvall" band of dare devels, fell upon Pocatello and com pletely used him up. Plummer used to say, "Old Pocatello boasted of the number of white scalps he aud his people had taken, but after I hit him all he could do was to talk about the number of scalps he lost." Poor Plummer! He was righteous ly hung by the Vigilantes in Montana, aud Pocatello's son, a great warrior, was slain by General Connor at Bear river. How strange these tragedies of the border read, and almost every hill top and hollow has its history of blood. There in the lonely cabin the Indians pounced down upon a wagon train of almost detenseless immigrants and murdered men, women aud children : yonder by the roadside is a rude cross, where some lonely traveler tell and was found next day, his dead body sticking full of arrows ; there in the trees are a lot of old scaffolds falling down, where the Indians buried seventy-live ol their dead, slain by Connor. So the story goes on, every mile ol land in the great West telling its story of battle, blood and death. l'a>sing Pocatello we soon came to the American Palls of the Snake river. The cars run directly over them and we have a good view of them from the rear platform. They aie very beautiful as seen through the mist, which rises up all around us. The waters fall about 60 feet and are dashed into spray on the black rocks. Here the whole volume of the great Snake J j ! town of 1,000 peo honor of the falls, river goes down with a thundering roar, making the earth on the shore« to vibrate and tremble by its mighty power. The effect is grand, and the surrounding scenery is in keeping with the scene at the falls. Not far from the American are the Great Schoshone Falls, the largest in this coun try. Their height is 210 feet, which is 60 feet higher than Niagara. The volume of water poured over these falls, I should think, is as great as that at Niagara. The river approaches the falls through a deep canyon, the walls of which, in places, are 1,000 feet high. J ust above the falls the canyon opens out to nearly a mile in width, and the river is sub-divided by six little islands. The water passes around them, reunites, and makes a rush for the great falls. It comes over in an unbroken sheet aud descends in a semi circle. The effect is wonderful. There is a mighty roar, which shuts out all earthly sounds; one might fire a canon off there ! and it would not be heard ; the human ; voice is inarticulate ; the earth rocks as if j shaken by a great wind storm ; the broken i waters rise from the canyon ]in mists, and j a dozen rainbows are seen among the spray. The waters at the foot of the falls j boil and surge and huge pieces of foam Hoot away ; they whirl around and around in a huge whirlpool and then disappear in the black canyon below. It would be im possible to convey in mere words to the j mind of the reader any idea of these stu- i pendons falls—they must be seen to be ap preciated and.understood. God's orchestra plays there all the year long, and has j played for countless ages, while the sound of the mighty notes can be heard at Rock : Creek, fifty miles away. These are un doubtedly the greatest falls in America, if | not in the world, and they will some day be come a great resort. A company of capital- i ists have taken »hold of them and will im prove them nicely in the next few years, i One great attraction of the Snake river is its fishing. Trout abound aud they are often caught weighing three and four pounds. Salmon also are very numerous and other fish up to 400 pounds weight are frequently taken. Schoshone City is a pie and is named in which are about fifteen miles distant from it. After riding through a real desert we came to an oasis, at Mountain Home. This is a pretty little town on Canyon creek aud has some fine country around it. Again we plunge into the desert and pres ently come to Keena, which is in the very heart of the desert, and the place to disem bark for Boise. It was at Keena I saw for the first time that wonderful phenomena of nature, the ; sand geysers. These strange geysers close ly resemble the geysers of the National Park, only they are composed of sand instead of hot water. They are occasioned by whirl winds—the sand whirling around and around in spiral columns to the height of hundreds of feet. There are sometimes five or six of them playing at once, within a mile of each other, and the sight is very novel. Sometimes the columns of sand standing straight up in the bright sun light, look like pillars of blood, then they change to yellow and gold, purple and blue. When the sun goes under a cloud they are black. Indeed, all hues of the rainbow may be seen at times in these curious columns of sand. At Boise we met the Governor of the Territory, William M. Bunn, a most agree able and intelligent man, who cordially welcomed us to Idaho. Bunn is an old Philadelphian, the owner, and for a long time the editor, of the Transcript, the lead ing Sunday paper of Philadelphia. He is one of the funny fellows of the famous Clever Club, and has made a fortune. A man of real ability, he will not be long in making himself felt in Idaho. Like Gov ernor Murray, of Utah, he is unalterably opposed to Mormonism, and has already taken a firm stand against the polygamous institution. The Mormons constitute about one-third of the population of Idaho, and are often able to control the Legisla ture by shrewd tactics. The Republicans and Democrats divide, and the Mormons are the balance of power. The Territorial Legislature will be composed this winter of one-third Democrats, one-third Repub licans and one-third Mormons. It is easy to be seen how the Mormons, by holding both parties in their power, can control legislation to a great extent. Nor is this all. The candidates for Delegate to Con gress are ope a Democrat and the other a Republican, and it is said both are busy making pledges to the Mormons and try ing to secure the Mormon vote. Which ever one gets the Mormon vote will un doubtedly be elected. This is a pitiable state of affairs, and shows whither we are ! drifting. The time has come, I think, when politics should be dropped in the Territories and the fight made on a ; straightout issue of Mormon aud anti J Mormon. It is still time to do this, but if the Gentiles wait a few years longer the j Mormons will control Idaho as absolutely as they now control Utah. With Governor Bunn we found Hosea ! Eastman, the live man of Idaho, and the proprietor of the Overland. 1 he Governor proposed a fishing excursion to Camas creek, thirty miles distant, and we soon had a stage and four stout mules in readi ness. Mr. Eastman gave us a delightful breakfast at the Overland, and just as the roseate hues of an almost Oriental morning were streaking the eastern sky with golden sunrise, we rolled out from under the trees of Boise and began the ascent of the hills on the east side of the Boise river. Up we went, leaving the beautiful little city far below us. The view from the top of the hills is grand, and I doubt if Italy has a picture more beautiful to be seen. Once upon the level plain the mules took the gallop and the stage bounded on ; ward wrapped in clouds of dust. We got out our veils and covered our faces, while the driver cracked his whip aud shouted to his mules. Ten miles out we halted at a well to get our breath and drink some of the clear, cold water. Another ten miles and we stopped for lunch. At 2 o'clock the stage descended into a dark, narrow valley, through which flowed a clear stream, and the driver announced that we were at Camas creek, our fishing grounds. We drove to a farm house near by, but found all the people away and the house locked up. This was Mr. Parkman's place, where Mr. Eastman said we would spend the night. Ii is a pretty little place, and everything about it betokened the easy circumstances of the owner. The windows were not fastened down, and boldly entering, we found the keys stick ing in the door locks. The house was soon opened, and the party made comfort able. The family did not seem to have been in the house for several days, and everything was just as they had left it. A revolver hung on t'n»wall and a Henry rifle stood in the corner. A great black cat sprang frightened from one of the beds and shot through a broken pane of glass which seemed to have been left open for her con venience. She was the sole guardian ot the place, and the only enemies the owners seemed to have thought of were the rats, and mice. The ladies' hats, dre sses, shoes and the gentlemen's wearing apparel had not been put away but hung carelessly in the wardrobes or against the walls. As the Governor remarked, this house bore evi dence to the good order and honesty of the border. Where in any of the States could a house be left so unguarded and not be disturbed ? The Governor dug a bucketfull of pota toes in the garden and gathered some green pears for our supper, while others of the party went out to fish. Mr. Eastman went up the stream and I fished down it with Mr. Dunton, of Philadelphia. Hardly had the line touched the water when it went under and I hauled up a fine speckled trout. In half an hour, having taken a dozen, I turned back to the Governor with my basket so we could have the fish cooked for supper. It was hard to hold the poor Governor down to the position ot a mere cook when he saw the fine string. Grasp ing a rod he wanted to be off to the stream, but I reasoned him out of it and got him to attend to his cooking. I went back to fish again and joined Mr. Duntou, who had a fine basket and was thoroughly enjoying the sport. He caught a six-inch trout just as I came up, and throwing into the same pool pulled up one eight inches long. What is there in fishing that makes it such de lightful sport ? There are men who would rather feel the tickle of a trout at the end of a line than to enjoy any other sensation on earth. I confess I am one of those who like to feel a trout bite. Mr. Duntou and I fished but ashorttime, as the day was very hot and it was by no means pleasant standing by the side of the stream. But we got twenty fine trout. The sun was still high when we returned to the house to see how the Governor was coming on with the dinner. Mr. Eastman had not yet returned, and as dinner was nearly ready we sent for him. He had taken his basket almost full and looked flushed and happy. I must not fail to do justice to the Governor's cooking, for it really was admirable. The trout, slashed on the sides, buttered and done to a charm, were delicious ; the peas, potatoes, cabbage, onions, indeed everything, were well cooked and I never enjoyed a meal more in my life. The tea and coflee were just right, and we all praised the Governor to the skies, at which he blushed and offered to make a speech, but we declined. After dinner I took the Governor down to the stream, as I had promised, and showed him the liest holes Dunton and I had found. While I smoked a cigar he caught a dozen trout, and I left him at one of the best pools. He stayed out until almost dark, and came back with his basket quite full. From one hole, and almost without changing position, the Governor had pulled six fine trout. Altogether we had taken nearly 100 and felt extremely happy. Dunton washed up the dishes and we cleaned and scraped fifty of the trout to take home with us. A night on a fishing excursion ! What cun be more delightful i The stories, fun j and frolic; the freedom from care; the ; delightful cigar under a tree ; the songs ! and merry laughter. Ah, there is nothing like camp life—for a few days. We sat long in Mr. Parkman's yard under the trees, smoking, telling stories and having fun. There aie few bet'er eompanionsjthan Hosea Eastman or Governor Bunn, and the round, red, midnight, harvest moon shone over us before we thought of retiring. Next morning we all fished until noon, when we packtd our wagon, locked up the house and returned to Boise, having been absent only thirty-six hours, traveled sixty miles, and taken 216 trout, not to say anything of a night out and the fun on the road. JAMES S. BRISBIN. j ! I If France and Germany can spend their money and strength in schemes of coloni zation in Asia and Africa, instead of in a deadly fight with one another, which is very liable to involve all Europe before it is done with, surely the world ought to find some satisfaction in this the smaller of the two evils. We are told that Germany has just published a decree assuming pro prietorship of a large portion of the west coast of Africa. Aside from that portion in and around the mouth of the Congo river, no one will care much to dispute with Germany. It is a land that is very poorly suited to white people and if it is ever to be colonized by a more vigorous people than those who now hold it, they must come from southern not northern Eu rope. Russia has got all that portion of Asia that Europeans would naturally colo nize. England has about all the rest of the world except America where emigrating races of Europe would thrive. We see lit tle hope for Germany's success at coloniza tion or foreign conquest. Her field for struggle and growth is in Europe where she can take in Holland, Denmark, and a large part of Austria. The Wisconsin Republicans had a tre mendous rally at Madison last week. Among the speakers was General Logan who ad dressed a throng of thousands of people. PARTIAL LIST OF THE FAIR GROUND STABLES. NOTED HORSES, j E n fi e ld, b c, three years, by Commodore ; Belmont, dam Brunet by Consternation, ! Falcon, blk c, two years, by Commodore Belmont, dam Emma Cloud, by Ward's GOV'. J. S. CBOSBY. Mambrino Diamond, b h, by Mambrino Patchen, full brother to Lady Thorn, 2:18 ; dam Black Girl, by Cassius M. Clay, sire of George M. Patchen. Public record, 2:30 ; private mile, 2:24] ; half mile, 1:08^. Northward, three years, by Volunteer Star, by Volunteer, by Rysdyck's Haruble tonian ; dam Lady Duroc, by Pilot Duroc, sire of Pilot Jr., sire of dam of MaudS. and Jay-Eye-See. Placer Mine, one year, by Mambrino Diamond, by Mambrino Patchen ; dam Amulet; by Thorne's Hamlet ; 1st dam by Ericson. Albany, four years, by Commodore Bel mont, by Belmont ; dam Lallah Booke, by Billy Gold Dust. . Troy, four years, by Commodore Bel mont, by Belmont ; dam Mabel, by Dick Morgan. HUNDLEY & PREUITT. Red Boy, b h, 1875, by War Dance, dam Neilson, by imp. Sovereign. Kalata, ch f, 1382, by Scotland, dam Ca lamity, by King Lear. Yogo, ch f, 1882, by Red Bluff, dam Lady Bassett, by Asteroid. Glendelia, ch f, 1881, by imp. Glenelg, dam Cordelia, by Lexington. Austraoid, ch f, 1881, by Red Bluff, dam Peggy Morgan, by Asteroid. Lady Preuitt, b in, 1879, by King Alfon so, dam Veritas, by Lexington. H. R. BAKER. Sunday, by Sundance, dam Norma, Mon tana bred. Vice Regent, a two-year-old by Regent, dam Christine, full brother to Bonnie Aus tralian. Narrow Guage, by Dick Hubbard,^ dam Fern Twig. Retort, by Nugget, dam Antelope. HUNTLEY & CLARKE. Ben. Lomond, Jr., ch s, by Ben. Lomond, dam by Morgan Sumpter and son of Erick son. Kentucky Volunteer, browns, by Volun teer, dam Kentucky Girl, by Blue Bull. Bishop, b s, 1879, by Princeps, sire of Trinket, 2:14; dam Sentry by Sentinel. Maxim, b h, by Belmont, dam Primrose by Alexander's Abdallah. Lewis H., b s, three-year-old, by Ad vance, son of Volunteer, dam Lady Frazier by (Cook & Hussey's) Graphic. Drum kummoD, two-year-old, blk s, by Ben Lomond, Jr., dam Cardinal Maid, by Cardinal. DAN. HEYFRON A PLUMPER. Little Sis, b f, by Regent, dam Beulah, by imp. I^eamington. Great Joy, b c, by Cariboo, dam Beulah, by imported Leamington. Henan, s g, by Dasher, out of a mare by Joy. This stable also includes the trotting horse, Jim Dickson. CHAS. RUSSELL, WALLA WALLA. Tempest, ch g, by Bellfounder, dam by Walnut Bark. Harry Smiley, be, by Milt>u Medium dam Black Bess. Metropolitan, b c, by Echo, dam blk m by Ten Brock. Also a handsome bay mare, entered in the three-minute class. VV. H. RAYMOND. Doncaster, b s, four years, by Commodore Belmont, •dam Virginia by Mam. Cham pion, 2d dam Commodore Belmont's dam by Hunt's Commodore. Edison, b c, three years, by Commodore Belmont, dam Blossom by Dictator sire of J. I. C., record 2:10, 2d dam by Lumber. Envoy, blk c, three years, by Commo dore Belmont, dam Calliope by Fancy ! Goldust. Evening Star, blk f, time years, by Com modore Belmont, dam Twilight by Dictat or, 2d dam by Iron Duke. Dalrymple, blk c, four years, by Com modore Belmont, dam Adalina Patti by Viscount, 2d dam Patti by Mam. Chief. Ebony, b g, three years, by Commodore Beliwnt, dam Flighty by Rolla Goldust, 2d dam by Lexington. I Flying Cloud. Fremont, b c, two years, by Commodore Belmont, dam Queen by Denmark, 2d dam by Pilot Jr., sire of dam of Maud S., record 2K»L Fondi, b f, two years, by Commodore Belmont, dam Charm by Crittenden. Gilf, b c, one year, by Tempest, dam Bonnetta by Commodore Belmont, 2d dam Sue Preston by Forest King. Buford, ch s, six years, by Commodore Belmont, dam Queen by Denmark, 2d dam by Pilot, Jr., sire of dam of Maud S., prop erty of Judge Williams, of Madison County. Gilt Edge, ch c, one year, by Commodore Belmont, dam Lilac by Tommyhawk, 2d dam by Alexander's Abdallah, owned by Cuny & Shafer, Madison County. E. D. DASHIELL. Regent, Jr., b s, five years old, by Re gent, dam an Oregon mare. Puss, ch f, four years old, by Regent, dam an Oregon mare. POTTS & HARRISON. Balaklava, b h, by Uncle Vick, dam Dixie. Post Trader, b c, two-years old, by Balak lava, dam Miss Sadie. Lucy Haynes, s f, three years old, by ®al aklava, dam Belle Mahone. Louise, b f, three ydars old, by Balaklava, dam Minnie White by Lightning. Nelson, b h, eight years old, by Tippo Bashaw, dam by Membrino Chief. S. SCOTT. Ranchero, c h, (S. Scott) by Clark Chief, Jr., dam Mary Eagle, 2:28. Moslem, b h., by Almont, dam Rosy Clay, owned by Evans & Mitchell, Deer Lodge. William L.,b c, by Alexander's Belmont, dam Maggie Gains. JOHN DI'RGIN. Happy Jack, hr blk, sire and dam un known ; supposed to be the "dark horse." NOAH ARMSTRONG. Hermine, b m, five years old, by Alarm, dam Paris Belle by Lexington. Monarch, ch g, five years old, by Mon archist, dam Kith. Grey Cloud, g g, two years old, by Hyder Ali, dam Interpose. Lavina, b f, two years old, by Hyder Ali. Lottie Thorn, b m, five years old, by Mambrino Patchen, dam Lady Ayers by Redmond's Abdallah Patchen. Annie Wilkes, b f, three years old, by George Wilkes, dam Annie Ware, by Al mont. Thom Boy, b c, two years old, by Mam brino Patchen dam Lady Ayers by Red mond's AbdaBah Patchen. Ed. Wood, ch h. six years old, by For est's Gold Eust, dam by Sherman's Black hawk. geo. e. breckenridge. Brown Jim, br g, trotted last fall and won the 2:40 race in 2:332, 2:42] and 2:40. JAMES BLAKE. Butcher Boy, by a son of Gen. Knox, a Montana raised colt. A three-year-old black stallion by Mam brino Diamond, dam a Bashaw mare. Bay filly, two years old, by Don A., dam Lucy, a pacer. ALEX. PROFFIT. Rondo, b h, eight years old, pedigree un known. Dolly May, br m, five years old, pedigree unknown. DANIEL BLEVINS. Ida Glenn, ch f, two years old, by Glen elm, dam Queen. ALEX. WERKS. Glenlight, ch c, three years old, by Glen elm, dam Lady Humboldt Red Elm, ch g, two years old, by Glen elm. Glenelm, ch h, by Glendower. OUR ARGONAUTS. The meeting of the pioneers of Mon tana to-day is an event to be.cherished in memory. The coming of the railroads has been the beginning of a new era aud the habits and memories of our earlier days are fast giving place to new cus toms and more engrossing occupations. Our early days are not yet so remote but they can be vividly recalled by men who are not yet old. It is only in a compara tive sense that we can speak of old times in Montana. The oldest of us are not much better than carpetbaggers. By the aid of railroads; a new Statejcan fill up and advance faster in a single year now than in ten or twenty years of a century ago. In ten years from the present time those who are living in Montana to-day will be regarded as old settlers. It is very hard to draw any line that will do such a subject justice and give universal satisfaction. The choice of such an event as the date ot our Terri torial organization we regard as a fortu nate line. These were in at the birth of the Territory and their memory is coeval with its entire history. Most of these men came "the plains over," though some few came up by boat, and perhaps a smaller few with Ben Halli day. For such a gathering of Old Timers we should like a banquet of about twelve hour«, and give each a chance to tell his story and recall some of the incidents of early times that have made the deepest impression. There would be stories of frequent stampedes, of hard stormsïand hard fare, of high prices and flour riots. History was made fast in those early days and it is always pleasant to talk of perils and hardships when they are over. Such a society of Pioneers, once formed, would become a permanent institution. As older members thinned out by death the limits of admission can be brought -down, perhaps at intervals of five or ten years, so that the member ship might have to-day enough to make it interesting and at least one night during Fair week ought to be givenjto a banquet, at which old acquaintanceship should be renewed and old memories re vived. The presence of old familiar faces in the city at present assures that the materials for a successful inaugura tion are at hand waiting only a chance to organize. We read to-dav of the Pi oneers of California building themselves a hall that will cost $150,000. It only shows how precious is everything con nected with the memory of dangers and hardships of pioneer life to those who have escaped the perils of a rocky and shallow coast and emerged into the broad, open, peaceful sea of success, hav ing fought hard and gloriously and won the palm of victory. All honor to the Pioneers of Montana. The Maine Republicans swept the State from end to end, elected all their Congress men, possessed themselves of both branches of the Legislature and, with perhaps a single exception, carried evtry county in the State. And still the Democratic bretheren say they expected nothing different ! What ails the Democracy is, they have too many liars and too tew voters. Walker Blaine telegraphs Gen. Logan to-day that additional returns from re mote towns lift the Republican majority of 17,900, reported yesterday, to 18,000, with the prospect that towns yet to be heard from will still further raise it, possi bly to 19,000. This news will make the Cleveland Democrats of the country feel mighty sick._ The Pine Tree State behaved handsome ly yesterday. A Republican gain of 16, 000 compared with the September vote of 1880 is about the size of the victory, not to mention the four Congressmen elected aud an overwhelming Republican majority in the Legislature. The Republicans of Maine keep right on voting. They are still piling up their majority, and having reached 18 000 don't seem to be contented yet. Such conduct as this is what makes Democrats mad. There don't seem to be many Demo ! crats left. That is the reason why we have muzzled our chanticleer and kept the proud bird from crowing over the glorious tri umph in Maine. Complete returns of the Vermont elec tion give Pingree, (Rep.) for Governor, 41, 917; Redman, (Dem.) 19,838. Pingree's ma jority, 22,079. Soliloquy of Democrats after hearing from Maine : The Repubs, have downed us. Our turn is some other year. Congressman Reed got there. Old Sammy'f, bar'l wasn't opened wide enough. THE RESULT IN MAINE. The result of Monday's election is suf ficiently ascertained to assure all that the Republicans hoped for. llobie's ma jority of two years ago is about doubled. Four Republican Congressmen are elect ed and the legislature is almost unani mously Republican. The < nly device that Democrats can conceive to break the force of this terrific fall, is that they made no effort and were ready to con cede a Republican majority of 25.090. This is much too thin for a proper con sistency. If the Democracy did not fight openly, they made the most industrious still-hunt that was possible and had the full use of Tilden's barrel to defeat Reed who aroused the "old Man's" mortal ire by his close questioning on a Congres sional Committee at one time. It may be said said that there is nothing gained in the Congressional delegation, which was solidly Republican before. This is true but two years ago the Congressmen were elected on a general ticket, as the State had not been districtedjfor the new apportionment. This year the vote was by districts and is on the whole more satisfactory. The rapidity with which the news comes in, contrasts strongly with \ er mont, a State so much smaller, where such was the apparent indifference that it took several days to get news as lull as we have from Maine the day follow ing election. If Democrats can find consolation in the figures we publish to day they are good philosophers and are in proper training for November. We were* told Cleveland was well satis fied with the result in Vermont and we shall hear the same about Maine and we trust he will have the grace to be equally as well satisfied with the result in No vember. ___ The Democrats and Independents make much of the fact that Conkliug and other great speakers of former campaigns are taking no part for Blaine. If as the cam paign advances there should prove to be any exigency or doubt at all about the re sult, we are confident that all of these old Republican campaigners will make them selves heard and felt. No doubt, if the Republican^, had a less prominent and able man for their candidate there would be greater forwardness among prominent statesmen to show conspicuous activity in hope of a prominent place in administra tion circles. Every one knows that Blaine, if elected, will be President. But none the less the campaign is steadily develop ing. The element of discontent as exhib ited in the Independent movement has reached its utmost expansion and is now as rapidly collapsing. The assertion of these disaffected that this was only a personal contest between Blaine and Cleveland, in volving no sacrafice of vital political prin ciples, is seen to be utterly false. As Curtis so aptly described the situation at Chicago, the Democrats are trying to siuak back in to power by putting forward only false is sues and keeping the real ones carefully concealed. We do not consider the issue doubtful if the vote were taken to-day, but where there is chance for doubt now there will be assurance of victory in November. For just as sure as men of intelligence and substance see the significance of this con test and contemplate the probable results of a Democratic National success, they will never permit it, not till that party hascom pleted its forty years wanderings in the wilderness and a generation has been born that know not the follies and heresies of their fathers. The Maine State election preceding the Presidential election of 1880 resulted in favor of Plaisted (Fusion Democrat) for Governor by 169 plurality. The election in Maine yesterday shows a tremendous swing of the political pendulum the other way—the Republicans carrying the State by a clean sweep and gaining on flreir vote of 1880 nearly or quite 16,000. If with an adverse State majority against them in 1880 the Republicans were able to roll up for Garfield, sixty days later, a majority of nearly 9,000, what huge majority may we not expect for Blaine in November, follow ing Maine's grand Republican performance in September ? Democracy in the Pine Tree State will take timely precautions aud stand from under. If figures don't lie those who use them do. Those who pretend that the Union was saved by Democratic soldiers know that there is not a particle of truth in the statement. Democracy never prompted a man to fight to save the Union. A great many who had called themselves Demo crats fought for the Union, but their Democ racy never prompted it, and a very few of those who ever fought for the Union have ever voted the Democratic ticket since. As to so many great Generals being Democrats it shows the generosity of a Republican administration. But of all the Democratic Generals Fitz John Porter and McClellan have been the favorites, and it was not because they won more victories than Grant, Sherman and Sheridan. Our Democratic friends in this moment of darkness turn to the South, whence they always look for sunrise and report a fair chance to carry West Virginia, North Car olina, Florida and Louisiana. With any thing like a fair vote and honest count, there is not a ghost of a chance for the Democrats to carry either State. Their confidence comes wholly from some scheme of fraud that they think has been made ready. Even in the last gubernatorial election in Louisiana it has been ascer tained by a careful investigation on the ground and almost a personal canvass of those who voted that there was a Republi can majority of 16,000. The prospect is now that Blaine will carry every Northern State and about fi' e Southern States. Even Missouri is somewhat doubtful. Dr. S--w.— Maine is a good State Democrats—to emigrate from. for The Democratic rally in Maine turned to a rout. THE NORTHERN GOLD FIELDs Some pretty well authenticated ac counts of recent gold discoveries i n th e Little Rocky Mountains have been re ceiyed of late, which, notwithstanding the lateness of the season, will induce a great many in Montana to make the tri and satisfy themselves. The locality j, not distant. The Little Rockies lj e between Milk and the Missouri rivers abouQnorth from Rocky Point, on the latter. The region has been prospected over to some extent as early as any por tion of Montana, most of the early ex . peditions from Minnesota coming i n by that route. This does not even go to prove that there are not good paying mines there, as now reported. We have no doubt that good placer mines will be found in Montana for a century to come, and found where prospectors have tried hundreds of times before and found nothing. Some fairly good discoveries of gold are reported to have been made, on apparently good authority, and early enough in the season, so that the truth, the whole truth and the exact truth can be ascertained before the snow flies. The reported discoveries are not deep and can be proved in a few days time. So far as we can judge of the main fea tures of these reports they appear to be worthy of some degree of credit. We confess that we have considerable interest in several indirect ways, that the reported diggings may prove rich and extensive. We are not indifferent to the wealth of rich placer mines. Their fruits come early and are generally distributed. We want the population that mine» will attract to aid us in building up a .State, We need larger markets for our produce such as a mining population will bring. But we especially want the Indian title to that portion of Montana north of the Missouri river removed. It is a dark cloud over a very large and valuable portion of our Territory. The discov ery of good mines in the heart of it will bring the lagging negotiations to an issue. These mines, if genuine and rich, will draw men thither in spite of laws, trea ties and troops. It was so in the Black Hills and have been so in hundreds of cases. The miners liar e always won, as is right. Not that we want the Indians robbed, but such countries are of no use to them. In fact this has been true for a long time of all this vast Indian coun try north of the river. The game is gone. The Indians who nominally own this country are starving to death in it. They would be glad to part with their contingent interest in rolling prairie for a vested interest in beef and bread. We have expected these negotiations would be entered upon and completed after the visit of the Congressional com mittee a year ago. But it has come to be true that nothing is done any more in Congressjexcept on some vote o t com pulsion. And we should like to see just the proper kind and degree of compul sion introduced by some means to lorce the matter to an issue that would harm no one and benefit all alike. The open ing of the great northern reservation would in a few years add a hundred thousand to our population and millions to our wealth. It would lead to the building of other railroads ; to the im provement of the upper river ; to our earlier admission as a State, and a more rapid growth after admission. Whether or not the new mines are as rich as reported, there is exhaustless wealth in this section. It would afford good grazing for hundreds of thousands of cattle and make independent home steads for thousands of industrious cit izens. While there is nothing sufficiently known to justify any wild stampede, there is enough to arouse great interest and keep it awake till the reports can be subjected to proof. Since the Republicans have been in power the United States has, under the protection of the tariff, become independ ent of Great Britain for cotton goods. In 1860 we imported 227,000,000 yards, and in 1881, though our population had in the meantime increased 20,000,000, our im ports were only 23,000,000 yards, while we exported the same year 150 . 000,000 yards. During that same period the silk industry has so developed that the number ol po sons employed has increased from -° thirty thousand, and the annual product from six to forty million dollars. If it were possible for the Geueril Got ernment to buy up every railroad >n the United States, issuing three per cent, bon s for each at its appraised cash value, i would furnish the country with what it will soon need—a security absolute y secure—and it would enable the a'erag* rates of freight and passengers to be re duced one-half. Indirectly this would a ' billions to the value of our real estate, an our yearly products from soil, mine am factory. ________ THK two most vigoioas States ol "outh America are Chili and the Argintine public. They occupy a portion ol the (°i tiuent where the climate is invigorating It is a pity that the continent narrow. ! r J e nT if the so fast in the temperate zone, Chilians had a good broad country would make much ot a people. It ' ^ Chili, the Argentine Republic and > r that our country should first and nu> 1 of trade and dustriously friendship. seek alliances What to-day the Bourbon breti»«" saving: "What fool Democrat exp*'* anything bet ter of Maine, anyho w . ; Fold: New Ywk - for Blaine and h°^ a ......... of The Republicans made Cyrus W for 75,000 majority dean up every county in Mai ne. Wisconsin Democrats to-day nounm W. D. Pratt, of Racine, for Governor. ted