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Volume xviii.
Helena, Montana, Thursday, September 18, 1884.
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Helena, Montana.
They put her to bed in the darkness,
»«Anile her l>e quiet and good ;
o A t sh. sobbed in the silence, and trembled,
^Though she tried to be brave as she could.
r . the niirht was so real, so awful !
F A mvstery dosing around,
r Ike the walls of a deep, deep dungeon,
That hid her from Sight Htid sound.
So stifling, so empty so dreary -
That horror of loneliness black !
she fell asleep, moaning and fearing
That morning would never eome back.
A baby must bear its own sorrow,
Since none understands it aright ; —
Hut at last from her ttosom was lifted
That terrible fear of the night.
One evening, the hands that undressed her
la-d her out of the door close by,
And hade her look up for a moment—
I'p into the wonderful sky,
Where the planets and constellations,
Deep-reoted in darkness, grew
Like blossoms from dark earth blooming.
All sparkling with silvery dew.
It seemed to bend down and meet her,—
That luminous purple dome :
She was caught up in a glory.
Where her baby-heart was at home ;—
Like a child in its father's garden.
As glad as a child could be.
In the feeling ol perfect protection
And limitless liberty.
And this had been all around her,
While she shuddered alone in bed !
The lieautiful, grand revelation.
With ecstacy sweet she read.
And she sank into sound child-slumber,
All folded in splendors high.
All happy and soothed with blessings
Breathed out of the heart of the sky.
And in dreams her light, swift footsteps
Those infinite spaces trod.—
A fearless little explorer
Of the paths that lead up to God.
The darkness now was no dungeon.
But a key unto wide release ;
And the Night was a vision of freedom—
A Presence of heavenly peace.
Anil 1 doubt not in like manner
Might vanish, ns with a breath.
The gloom andthe lonely terror
Of the Mystery we call Death.
Summer is fading ; the broad leaves that grew
So freshly green when June was young are
falling :
And all the whisper-haunted forest through
The restless birds in saddened tonesare calling
From rustling hazel copse and tangled dell.
"Farewell, sweet summer,
Fragrant, fruity summer,
sweet farewell!"
Upon the windy hill, in many a field.
The honey bees hum slow above the clover,
Gleaning the latest sweets its bloom can yield ;
And, knowing that their harvest time is over,
Sing half a lullaby and half a knell,
"Farewell, sweet summer,
Honey-laden summer,
Sweet farewell !"
The little brook that bubbles 'mid the ferns,
O'er twisted roots and sandy shallows playing,
Seems fain to linger in its eddied turns,
And with a plaintive, purring voice is saying
Sadder and sweeter than my song can tell ,
"Farewell, sweet summer,
NY arm and dreamy summer,
Sweet farewell !"
The fitful breeze sweeps down the winding air
With gold and crimson leaves liefore it flying;
Its gusty laughter has no sign of pain,
But in the lulls it sinks in gentle sighing,
And mourns the summer's early broken spell.
"Farewell, sweet sunmer,
Rosy, blooming summer,
Sweet farewell !"
So bird, and bee, and brook, and breeze make
With melancholy song their loss complaining;
I, too, must join them, as I walk alone
Among the sights and sounds of summer's
waning ;
I, too, have loved the season passing well—
So, farewell summer,
Fair but faded summer,
Sweet farewell !
0, gentle hands! that oft have smoothed my
In the lone hours of sickness and of pain.
Would that thy tender pressure on my forehead
Might still the throbbing brain.
For, weary with the day's toil and vexation,
My heart and brain throb on so tierce and wild;
1 long to feel thy fingers smooth my tresses
As when a tired child.
No other hand like thine can still the throbbing
Or lull to quiet rest my weary brain ;
No other hand so gentle, soft and tender
As thine in hours of pain.
Bear hands! that long since folded on thy
laiid down their work for other hands to do—
0, come in spirit with the old-time pressure
That once so well I knew.
0 gentle hands! reach down from the immortal.
Down through the earth-mists from thy spirit
And still this pain; with all the old caresses
I plead for thee to come !
Was it thy fingers?—or am I but dreaming?
W as it their pressure on my fo rail cad, cold—
Allayed the fever-heat, the weary nnguish.
As in those days of old ?
W iW it thy hands, or wind blown through the
That lifted up the tresses from my brow.
That lulled the pain and cheeked the pulse's
quick throbbing ?
O. would that I might know !
Who wouldn't kiss
A pretty Miss?
How could you e're resist her?
If she should be
Some other lellow's sister ?
I'm sure that you
Would be too-too
Ut-ter-ly glad to do it,
But have a care
No brother there.
Or you would surely rue it.
But on the sly.
With no one by,
Your arm her waist supporting,
lay back her bend.
And the—'nough said.
Go, do your own sweet courting.
'Boys of '64" Meet at the Court
Effect a Permanent Organiza
Full Proceedings of the Important Meet
[Daily Herald September 10th.J
The most important meeting of the
Pioneers of Montana that has ever assem
bled for twenty years, occurred at the
court house in this city to-day. It was a
" picnic " for the old-timers. About one
hundred were present, gathered together
from all parts of Montana, and many were
the cordial grasps of hands by friends who
had not met before lor many years, and
some who had not seen each other since
the exciting and trying days of '63 and '64
in Alder Gulch. It was indeed a happy
gathering of " the boys," if we may so call
the gray-haired, bald-headed, bearded men,
who were the pioneers of civilization in
this great northwest. And as friend took
friend by the hand many interesting rem
iniscences of early days would be recounted,
and not infrequently a tear would dim the
eye when the name of some old compan
ion and friend would be mentioned who
had passed away to the other land—had
gone to prospect the great unknown coun
try-had been laid away to his long rest
up in the gulch, on the mountain side or
in the lovely valley. Truly, there are only
a " few of us lelt," still camping on the
trail." YYhat tales could these pioneers
tell ! What history is contained in their
lives ! Their days of pioneering are over.
May their lives be peaceful and happy, and
may they reap an abundant harvest from
the seed they have sown.
The meeting was called to order at 10
o'clock by Sam'l T. Hauser, who nominat
ed as President, Hon. James Fergus, of
Meagher County, who was unanimously
Upon taking the chair, Mr. Fergus said :
Gentlemen: iweuij-two ytma a:_.>
to-day I crossed the place where Heleua
now stands in company with David Bentley
With the exception of some agency build
ings on »Sun River, and two or three half
breed cabins where Deer Lodge now stands,
there was not a house between Benton and
the Bannock mines. The only denizens
here were a large band of antelope. A few
months later I crossed it again with Geo.
Beatty, now present. He was trying to
convince me there was a hell somewhere—
I have been trying to And it ever since—
but I don't think it is in Montana. We had
what my Christian friends call sheep and
goats, but we killed the goats, and that ac
counts for the fact that us old-timers are
all good people, or I would not have come
over 20(1 miles by private conveyance to
look into your kindly faces. We were from
the North and the South, from the East
and the West, were Yankees and South
erners, Union and Secesh, Federal and
Confederate, but the friction of intercourse
has rubbed off the rough corners. Now we
are all Montanians, and I am happy to
meet yon. Although unused to presiding
over deliberate bodies, I would rather oc
cupy this position than be President of
the United States. Again I thank yon.
Dr. Mussigbrodt, of Deer Lodge county,
and W. W. DeLacy, of Lewis and Clarke,
were elected Vice Presidents ; John Potter,
of Gallatin, Secretary ; and Geo. W. Irvin,
II., of Silver Bow, Asst. Secretary, and the
gentlemen announced their respective
Col. Sanders being called for, stated
briefly the objects for which the meeting
was called ; the principal ones being to get
together the Pioneers of Montana for
mutual association, and to collect and put
in shape the early history of Montana.
Upon motion, a committee on Constitu
tion and By Laws was appointed, consist
ing of Fergus, DeLacy, Mussigbrodt, Potter,
Sanders, Pemberton, Chumasero, Johnston,
Toole, and Jos. Brown.
Appropriate remarks at some length
were made by Sanders, Pemberton, Chum
asero, DeLacy and Hauser.
Upon motion of Col. Sanders, the follow
ing resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That all persons that were
within the limits of Montana on or before
May 26, 1864, and all persons who had
then left their former homes and were on
their way to what is now the Territory of
Montana, be entitled to membership in
this association.
The "old-timers" were then requested
to come forward and sign the book. This
was done for the reason that some might
be called away from the city before the
next meeting.
Upon motion of Henry Whaley, of
Meagher county, the following motion was
adopted :
Resolved, That all ladies who were resi
dents of the Territory on the 26th of May,
1864, or who were then on their way to
Montana, be declared members of this as
In order to give the committee on Con
stitution and By Laws time to report, the
meeting adjourned until 10 o'clock to
morrow (Thursday) morning.
[Daily Herald September llth.J
The association of Old Timers met at
the court house at 10 o'clock this morning,
pursuant to adjournment, and was called
to order by the President, James Fergus.
The court house was filled.
The President stated that he was author
ized to invite all the " Old Timers " to at
tend a social reunion at the residence of
Anton M. Holter. Mr. Holter, who was
present, arose to remark that for fear of a
mistake, he would inform his old friends
that he was camped over on Benton ave
nue, on the West Side of the city, and
hoped every Old Timer now in the city
would honor him by attending, and bring
their wives, daughters and sweet hearts.
The committee on Constitution and By
Laws here reported the following, which
was adopted :
1. This society shall be known as the
Society of Montana Pioneers.
2. All persons who were residents within
the Territory on or before May 26th, 1864,
or who had then started from their former
homes therefor, shall be entitled to become
members of the society, upon prefering a
written request therefor, and signing the
Constitution and By-Laws of the Society.
3. The officers of the society shall con
sist of a president, one vice-president in
each county of the Territory, a correspond
ing secretary, a recording secretary, and a
4. The president, treasurer, and corres
ponding secretary shall be the executive
committee, whose duty it shall be to bave
charge of the society, to prepare for publi
cation such material as in their judgment
is useful, and to make arrangement for the
annual meeting of the society.
5. The annual meeting of the society
shall be held at such time and place as in
the judgment of the executive committee
will secure the largest attendance and best
accommodate the greater number of the
members, two weeks published notice
thereof being given.
6. The officers of the society shall usu
ally severally perform the duties appertain
ing to their respective offices. Each presi
dent and vice-president, in addition thereto,
shall at the close of his term of service,
present a paper appertaining to the early
history of the settlements of Montana, and
each member of the society shall f urnish
the recording secretary with his name and
age, residence, date and place of birth, the
date of his arrival in the Territory, from
what place he came to the Territory, and
when he started therefore.
7. The Executive Committee, whenever
in their judgment it is desired, may notify
the members of any amount of money
which may be required, and receive contri
butions therefor, to be paid to the Treas
8. This constitution may be amended at
any annual meeting of the Society, upon
one day's notice, by a vote of a majority of
the members thereof present.
The following officers were then elected :
President—James Fergus.
The following are the Vice Presidents :
W W. DeLacy for Lewis ami Clarke
Granville Stuart, Meagher county.
Jos. A. Browne, Beaverhead.
Jas. M. Arneaux, Choteau.
Thos. H. Irvine, Custer.
John Potter, Gallatin.
H. H. Mood. Madison.
Conrad Kohrs, Deer Lodge.
Perry XV. McAdow, Yellowstone.
Enoch H. XX'ilson, Jefferson.
Caleb E. Irvine, Silver Bow.
C. P. Higgins, Missoula.
Corresponding Secretary—XV. F. Sanders.
Recording Secretary—Geo. XV. Irvin, II.
Treasurer— »Samuel T. Hauser.
A resolution was passed requesting XV.
F. Sanders and XV. Y. Pemberton to pre
pare and deliver addresses before the asso
ciatiation at its next annual meeting.
President Fergus took the floor and said :
Gentlemen :—Those of you who were in
Bannack during the winter of 1862 and
1863, and in Alder Gulch during its early
days, will remember what complete con
trol Plummer and his thoroughly organ
ized band of robbers had over the camps of
the Territory. They controlled all our
elections, electing their own candidates.
They controlled all our roads. Gold dust
could not be carried out of the Territory
only under a strong guard or by unfre
quented trails. Human life did not stand
in the way of robbery. At Bannack men
had to go armed to their work, their loaded
guns laying along side of them all day.
We were strangers—did not know each
other, and at best only wanted to dig out
the precious metal in peace. Finally, in
the spring of 1863, matters became so des
perate that a few of us who had confidence
in each other, formed a vigilance commit
tee at Bannack for mntnal protection. The
discovery of Alder Gulch scattered its
members and nothing came of it ; so things
went on, and robberies and murders con
tinued. It is an old saying, "What is
everybody's business, is nobody's business ;
all were aware of the situation of things,
but all were only bent on getting gold, and
all hoping to save it.
XVe were not lacking in brave men, but
we had no organization, and above all no
leader—no central figure around which we
coaid rally. All will recollect how the
camp was thrilled at the voice of George
Ives, when they learned that one had
been found who, by his eloquance and
bravery had cowered the lion in his den,
had faced the desperadoes, with their fin
gers on their triggers, where they had
never been placed before without shooting.
He was the first target they aimed at that
did not quail. Gentlemen, you all know
that the trial and execution of George
Ives, under the leadership of W. F. Sand
ers, was the inauguration of order in Mon
tana. XVe owe him, and those connected
with him, a debt of gratitude ; and I move
that a committee of three be appointed by
the Chairman to draw up and present to
this meeting proper resolutions, expressive
of a long deferred duty, to be placed on the
records of this meeting.
The motion was seconded and adopted,
and a committee appointed to prepare the
proper resolutions.
Beorge B. Foote stated that it was under
stood that the grave of Wm. Fair weather,
one of the discoverers of Alder Gulch, was
in a neglected condition and deserving of
the attention of the Pioneers, and it was
thereupon decided that the X'ice President
for Madison county be instructed to inves
tigate the matter and report to the society.
At 11:30 the Association adjourned to
meet at the same place at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning. A full attendance is
requested. After the business is over a
photograph will be taken of the Associa
tion in a group.
'Daily Herald September 12th ]
The Association of Old Timers met at 10
o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment, the
President, James Fergus, in the chair.
The committee on resolutions reported
the following, which was unanimously
adopted :
Resolved, The Pioneers of Montana at
this, their first general gathering, recalling
the earlier perils of those who first brought
order out ot confusion and defeated the
tyranny of desperate men, take this op
portunity to place on record their apprecia
tion of the services of Col. XVilbur F.
Sanders, and those associated with him,
at the time of the trial and execution of
George Ives in the earlier days of Aider
Gulch. It was the turning point of our
history, and has given tone and character
to our whole career as a prosperous, brave,
law abiding people.
A communication was read from James
Brown, giving a history of his successful
efforts to erect a monument over the grave
of Dr. J. S. Click, and stated there was
8200 still due to the settle the expenses
The President said he could not sleep
witnout having the nightmare if he went
home before his debt was paid. He would
head the list with $10, and would exercise
his perogative of presiding officer and ap
point S. T. Hauser and A. M. Holter a
committee of two to raise this amount im
mediately, and the committee should each
put their names down for $10. Hauser ob
jected to serve on a committee with so objec
tionable a character as Holter; whereupon
the chair remarked that he had known Mr.
Hauser and Mr. Holter to be associated in
much more questionable enterprises. XVhere
upon the old timers indulged in a hearty
The amount of $200 was subscribed and
paid in to the secretary in just fifteen
The Hon. Samuel XVord, of Butte, and
Cornelius Hedges, of Helena, addressed
the Society, giving happy and pleasing
reminiscences of early days and "coming
the plains across."
The following resolution was introduced
by Jos. A. Browne, and adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of the .Society
of Montana Pioneers be properly engrossed
and tendered to J. Russell Wilson, of Dil
lon, M. T., who by his published call was
the means of bringing together in conven
tion this society.
Upon the invitation of Mr. Hauser, sec
onded by calls from different members,
Governor Crosby addressed the Association
as follows:
Mr. President and Pioneers of Montana :—
I did not come here to interrupt your pro
ceedings, but as a silent looker on in
Helena to-day. I regret very deeply that
my short residence and citizenship in Mon
tana has rendered me ineligible to be a
member in your honorable and interesting
association, destined, from your personal
recital, to become of great historical inter
est to our citizens. To you, Pioneers of
Montana, a debt of gratitude is due, for
leaving home, family and friends. You
came to this country years agone, facing
hardships, encountering dangers from the
cruel savage, to make this the greatest
Territory in these United States.
Two years ago, or more, while cruising
in the Orient with James Gorden Bennett,
of the New York Herald, l received a
cablegram announcing my appointment as
Governor of Montana, which announce
ment was a surprise and unsolicited by me.
I immediately returned to America and
assumed the duties of the office. During
the time I have been the Executive every
act of mine, official or otherwise, has emi
nated from a thorough sense of consci
entious and straightforward duty for the
best interests, advancement and develop
ment of our great Territory. I have been
called a "dude" by my political and per
sonal enemies. If serving as an officer
during the war, from its commence
ment to the end, and being honor
ably wounded, if afterwards serv
ing for nearly five years in the Indian
country with Général Custer, who lost his
life in protecting the homes of many of you
now before me in Montana, entitles me to
that appellation, then I cheerfully bear it.
I am called a carpet-bagger. If coming
into this Territory to remain ; if the in
vestment of over forty thousand dollars in
Montana ; if an interest in her material fu
ture, carries with it such a name, then I
glory in it !
I have been called the "Dawdling Dandy
from the banks of tile Arno," which name
was first applied to me by that honorable
statesman and gentleman, Mr. Councilman
Cox, of Custer county. If, sir, I deserve
this name for my action in having brought
to the notice of the Legislature the conduct
of the Commissioners of Custer, who were
plundering and robbing her unprotected
citizens right and left, then I am willing to
bear it. And let me say here to-day, to
every Pioneer before me, that I am willing
to "dawdle" into any county in this Terri
tory for the purpose of bringing to pun
ishment any official, whoever he may be,
who is prostituting his office.
Gentlemen, I am not here to make a
speech, but I thank you for your kindly
welcome, which I do not accept
as a compliment to myself personally, but
to the office I hold in your midst.
Geo. W. Irvin told several stories. They
were good. Everybody voted them good.
At the conclusion George was loudly ap
plauded, and was then requested to furnish
affidavit as to his general character for
Dr. Steele told what he knew about the
organization of new mining camps, with
special reference to Alder Gulch. His de
scription of a trial, wherein he was Judge,
elicited great laughter.
It was announced that the photographer
was in waiting, and would be pleased to
take the Old Timers' in a group after they
There being no further business before
the meeting the Association adjourned sine
The next meeting will be held in Helena
daring Fair week, 1885.
The Roll Call.
The following names are appended to
the constitution of the Montana Pioneers,
all of whom were in Montana on the 26th
of May, 1864, or had at that date left their
homes in the States foi*Montana :
Joseph A. Browne, July 27, 1862, Glen
! dale.
Robt. X'auglin, June 13, 1864, Sun River.
Phil. E. Evans, May 18,1864, Deer Lodge.
Charles F. Mussigbrodt, April 10, 1864,
Warm Springs.
T. H. Griffith. July, 1862, Drummond.
John Potter, August 27, 1862, Hamilton.
Charles Anceney, May 5, 1864, XTrginia
j City.
F. Fridley, March, 1864, Bozeman.
M. McGuirk, 1864, Gallatin.
George Beatty, October, 1862, Beaver
j Creek.
Edward Cardwell, November 7, 1863,
XTrginia City.
Enoch XVilson, June 22, 1864, Virginia
I City.
S. M. XVilson, May 26, 1864, Virginia
P. A. Culver, Octolter 12, 1863, Jefferson
A. M. Morgan, June 3, 1864, XVickes.
J. A. Bailey, May 9,1863, Boulder Valley.
Chas. F. Straub, July, 1864, Clancy.
J. H. Baker, June 7, 1864, Virginia City.
John J. Hull, December, 1858, Jefferson
M. D. Mclntire, April 20,1864, Boulder
X 7 alley.
H. Clay Harrison, September 5, 1862,
John Donegan, April 8, 1864, Puller's
Elmer F. Johnson, April 24, 1863, Vir
ginia City.
H. H. Mood, April 18, 1863, Pony.
Jerome XV. Boles, April 24, 1864, Pony.
R. O. Hickman, June 30, 1864, Virginia
Tbos. Baker, April 20, 1864, Virginia
James Fergus, August 1,1662, Fort Ma
J. E. Murray, May 12, 1863, XX'hite Sul
phur Springs.
David E. Folsom, August 1, 1862, Unity.
Henrv XVhaley, May 29,1863, Townsend.
XV. c: XVhaley, May 29,1863, Townsend.
P. H. XVhaley, May 29, 1863, Townsend.
Job Thompson, April 1, 1863, Townsend.
XV. H. »Sutherlin, April 13, 1864, XVhite
Sulphur Springs.
John Y. Phillips, September 20, 1862,
Diamond City.
Robt. Smith, May, 1*64, Canyon Ferry.
P. D. Kinyon, July 9,1863, Fort Logan.
T. H. Kennedy, June 1, 1862, Missoula
XV. H. Rodgers, September, 1864, Mis
Chas. XV. Berry, April 28, 1864, Missoula.
R. A. Pelkey, August, 1861, Helena.
Mrs. XV. J. Livingston, 1862, (postoffice
not given).
A. II. Mitchell, April 20, 1864. Deer
John Atchison, May, 1864, Overland.
XV. Y. Pemberton, July 12,1*63, Butte.
H. H. Thaïe, June 17, 1863, Helena.
»S. E. Larabie, July 30,1664, Deer Lodge
John Bielenberge, July 7, 1864, Deer
XV. S. Barrett, August 25, 1864, Florence.
XVilbur F. Sanders, September 17, 1863,
M. Holter, December 1, 1863,
Miller, September 18, 1863]
R. S. Hamilton, July 1,1864, Helena.
XV. K. Roberts, August, 1863, Hel en a
Chas. D. Curtis, May 16, 1864, Helena
John XVagener, May 15,1863, Helena.
Conrad Kohrs, July 28, 1862, Deer
Nathan Thompson, July 4, 1863, Salt
Lake City.
Noah Armstrong, June 10, 1863, Twin
Dr. XV. L. Steele, May 24, 1863, Helena.
Joseph G. Steele, May 24,1863, Helena.
James O. Steele, May 24,1863. Helena.
XVm A. Dingee, May 17,1863, Helena.
Sam Schwab, August 15,1863, Helena.
Wm. H. Guthrie, October 4,1862, Helena.
Eli W. McNeil, July 4,1863, Helena.
J. W. XVhitlatch, September 17, 1864,
Cannon, September 11, 1864,
C. W.
Henry Cannon, September 11, 1864,
Wm. Allen, April 10,1864, Helena.
Terence O'Donnell, May 23,1864, Helena.
John F. Wilson, July 12,1864, Helena.
W. A. Rumsey, May 17,1863, Helena.
John Moffit, July 10,1864, Helena.
John A. Quirk, April 1,1864, Helena.
D. H. XVeston, June, 1863, Helena.
John Hines, August 25, 1863, Canton.
James W. Hathaway, June 8, 1864,
Helena. *
P. W. McAdow, July 10, 1861, Billings.
P. Milligan, June 14,1863, Willow.
R. F. Wilkinson, August 5, 1864, Helena.
A. Plummer, July 24, 1863, Missoula.
Thomas Tweedy, October 7,1863.
Otto Peterson, March 20,1864, Helena.
Geo. B. Foote, July 25,1864, Helena.
John H. Ming, Nov. 19, 1863, Helena.
H. J. Reed, Aug. 15, 1864, Ten Mile
Richard Hughes, April 4,1864, Butt.e
Silver Hughes, April 4,1864, Butte.
Thos. B. Harper, March 15, 1864,
James M. Ryan, June 4, 1863, Helena.
M. Carroll, 1859, Helena.
John McCormick, June 1,1*63, Missoula.
J. X. Beidler, June 10, 1*63, Helena.
XV. W. Morris, June 18, 1*64, Virginia
Mike Burns, May 2. 1864, Helena.
T. H. Kleinschmidt, March 24, 1864,
Wm. M. Bishop, March 22, 1864, Helena.
John C. McIntosh, June 18, 1*63, Helena.
XVm. H. Hahn, August 22,1864, Boulder.
Anton E. Miller, 1864, Boulder.
James L. Fisk, August, 1862, St. Paul,
Andrew J. Fisk, July 20, 1864, Helena.
Van H. Fisk, August 15.1864, Bedford.
Jos. P. Flick, Septemlier, 1863, Helena.
A. J. Davidson, Nov. 25, 1863, Helena.
Geo. Steell, 1857, Sun River.
T. H. Clewell, April 24, 1*63, Helena.
J. A. Featherman, July 2 1*63, New
Robt. M. Fergusou, May 16, 1864, New
J. D. McCammon, July 23, 1*64, Boze
W. XV. DeLacy, Oct., 1*59, Helena.
Geo. W. Carlton, Ang. 19, 1864, Deer
Jas. A. Dixon, June 4,1*64, Missoula.
Geo. Raecsh, May 12,1*64, Helena.
Phillip Thorpe, Ang. 1,1863, Dillon.
Jno. M. Sweeney, Sept. 28,1864, Helena.
Ben. Ezekiel, Aug., 1863, Helena
Jno. R. Sanford, Feb., 1859, Helena.
G. H. Oldham, Nov. 14,1863, Helena.
J. H. Nixon, Sept. 1,1864, Gallatin.
Cornelius Hedges, June, 1*64, Helena.
XV. R. McComas, July, 186.3, Helena.
John M. Daly, May, 1864. Helena.
Hugh Daiy, Nov., 1863, Helena.
Edward Ryan, May, 1864, Boulder.
John Griffith, June 14, 1862, Helena.
Martin Munter, Jan. 16, 1859, Heleua.
Geo. Booker. May, 1864, Helena.
Martin M. Holter, 1864, Helena.
E. N. Dunphy, 1862, Helena.
John .Stewart, Sept. 20, 1863, Helena.
James Quirk, April 16,1863, Helena.
S. T. Hauser., June, 1862, Helena.
James King, Sept., 1862, Butte.
Jerome Norris, May 27, 1863, H^na.
Fred. Reece, July 28,1864, Helena.
XX'. L. Milligan, May 28,1863, Helena.
Martha A. Milligan, July, 1864, Helena.
A. O'Connell, Sept. 8, 1*63, Helena.
Archie A. McPhail, Sept. 20, 1862, New
Geo. XV. Morse, Aug., 1862, New Chicago,
Jeff. McDermott, July, 1*62, Denver.
Thos. G. Merrill, Aug. 5, 1*63, Helena.
XVm. Chumasero, May 3, 1864, Helena.
Jas. Apling, Sept. 28, 1864, Gallatin
XV. H. Tracy, July, 1862, Bozeman.
Eugene Jones, Sept. 1863, Helena.
Chas. G. Êirdseye, July, 1864, Blackfoot
Homer Hewins, July, 1862, Helena.
Geo. XV. Cullison, May 10,1864, Helena.
E. M. MitHin, May 10, 1*64, Helena.
XV. F. XVentworth, July 9, 1864, Helena.
Thos. H. XX'hite, May 9, 1864, Butte.
J. R. Gilbert, July. 1864, Helena.
XVilson Redding, Sept., 1863, Clancy.
Henry Blakeman, June 2, 1863, Gregory.
J. R. Boyce, June 10, 1864, Helena.
A. XVeisenhorn. Oct. 21st, 1863, Helena.
Chas. B. Leith, Oct. 31st, 1863, Helena.
a i /. e * OA..L iQcA u .
Adam trossman, Sept. 26th, 1864, Hel
Shelton Duff, Aug. 10th. 1-864, Helena.
Timothy Wilcox, June, 1864, Helena.
L. H. Hershfield, July, 1864, Helena.
E. Beach, June 1, 1*63, Helena.
A. P. Carter, May 10, 1864, Helena.
X\ T m. Coyne, November, 1863, Helena.
XV. F. Mellon, September, 1860, Helena
Geo. Millen, September 22, 1864, Dillon
Isaac F. Bassford, May 5, 1863, Helena.
J. P. XVoolman, May 10, 1*64, Helena.
C. Imoda, S. J., September 23, 1859,
Wm. Claessens, S. J., 1841, St. Peter's
Frank XValker, November, 1*63, Los
Angeles, Cal.
Cornelius Griswold, June 18, 1863,
Cornelius C. XVinslow, April 22, 1864,
Harry N. Sykes, Feb. 28, 1864, Helena.
J. A. Johnston, May 1,1862, Helena.
Dominick Freeler, May 4, 1864, XVickes.
Casper Freeler, May 4, 1864, Wiekes.
Harman Freeler, May 4, 1864, XVickes.
Jos. E. Marion, April 16, 1861, French
Jos. Houle, April 16, 1861, Frenchtown.
John S. Bristol, April 10, 1860, XVhite 's
Jos. V. Stafford, August 4, 1864, Canyon
Chas. L. Dahler, July 3, 1863, Helena.
Jos. Currah, October 28,1863, Helena.
James McEvily, May, 1862, Helena.
Henry F. Sonnefield, May 25, 1864,
Morgan Evans, May 10, 1864, Anaconda.
R. A. Conlow, July 4, 1864, Butte.
Chas. Rumley, June 17, 1862, Helena.
Harry Flegher, July 15,1861, Helena.
Jos. Daddow, Sept. 14,1863, Pioneer.
Silas F. King, May 24,1864, Butte.
XVm. Rodgers, Xlarch, 1863, Boulder.
XVarren C. Gillette, September, 1862,
Jos. Blackwell, September 15,1863, Can
yon Ferry.
Jno. R. XVatson, October, 1864, Helena.
Massena Bullard, Oct. 10, 1864, Helena.
Geo. Travis, September, 1864, Helena.
John Larsen, Sept. 4,1864, Marysville.
C. P. Blakely, April 16,1864, Bozeman.
J. S. Russell, July 7,1864, Helena.
Moses Morris, May 1,1864, Helena.
• Jno. Horsky, August 30,1864, Helena.
Jas. H. Conley, October 17,1864, Helena.
Jas. M. Smith, July 1,1864, Helena.
Henry Egberry, August 30,1864, Helena.
James I. XVinslow, May 17, 1863, Fish
Ellen C. Winslow, May 17, 1863, Fish
Marcus Lissner, July 25,1864, Helena.
R. S. Hale, July 10, 1864, Helena
Samuel Word, September 27,1863, Butte.
J. J. Fant, November 1862, Helena.
Jno. T. Murphy, July 12, 1864, Helena.
Silas H. Croanse, June 25, 1864, Helena.
Bennett Price, April 11, 1864, Helena.
Jas. M. Vivion, April 24, 1863, Pueblo.
E. O. Railsback, August, 1864, Helena.
B. C. Brooke, April 3, 1864, Helena.
H. XV. English, June 18,1864, Helena
M. Mounts, 1864, Bozeman.
James H. Kennedy, Sept. 1,1*64, Helena.
Chas. H. Snell, May 30, 1863, Helena.
John Merry, August, 1*62, Helena.
Mrs. Lizzie XVilson, June 18, 1*64, Rad
M. Dunphy, December, 1863,
S. Hamilton, July 1, 1864,
F. Gilpatrick, July 1, 1*64,
Mrs. E.
Mrs. R.
Mrs. L.
Con Bray, August, 1*62, Argenta.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Ball, August, 1*62,
Col. Jas. Harber, August, 1862, Bannack.
A. H. Odell, August, 1862, Bannack.
Jas. Mansfield, Angost 1862, Bannack.
Adam Fink. August, 1862, Bannack.
XVm. Roe, August, 1862, Bannack.
Martin Barrett, August, 1862, Bannack.
Geo. Batchelder, " "
Sami Batchelder,
John R. Wilson,
Geo. XV 7 . Dart,
Robt. T. Wing, " " "
Phil Lovell,
Geo. W. Irvin, II., Aug. 22, 1863, Butte.
Miss Mary Peabody, Dec., 1862, Dillon.
Thos. Selway, July, 1863, "
Robt. Sei way, " " "
John Selway,
James Selway,
Henry Burfim,
Henry S. Pond, July, 1862. Glendale.
Mart Post, " "
Narcessa Ladony, " "
A. P. Garwood, Sept. 7, 1864, Helena.
E. W. Jones, June, 1864, Helena.
J. H. Jones, June, 1*64, Helena.
Geo. W. Newkirk, July, 1*63, Butte.
Dakota Fire.
Pieere. I)ak., September 12.-A fire here
this morning destroyed the main business
block of the city. Loss, $100.000.
Albany Journal : Mr. Hendricks did
not write as well as he could in order that
Governor Cleveland should seem to have
written well. "Greater love hath no man
than this."
Cleveland Leader : "A man good enough
to be at the head ot Garfield's administra
tion is good enough to have an administra
tion ot his own, said Judge Foraker in
his Brooklyn speech. And so say the
American people.
Salt Lake Tribune: XX T e think most
Democrats will agree with the New York
Herald that the letter of Mr. hendricV ".
on the withdrawal of Mr. Cleveland, v. -
unfortunate. It is a had thing for a prou -
inent candidate to admit that he evti
thought ol the withdrawal of a part of his
0 vn ticket.
The Democratic party cannot to-day in
scribe a single motto of achievement on its
banners from the dark days of 1860 to the
' present which will inspire its followers
: with enthusiasm, says the Inter-Oeean.
XX hat can it say to the young men just
coming into active life and duty? The
I less the better. If it could blot' out the
past of history the present and the future
would give larger promise.
St. Paul Pioneer-Press : "XVho is this
Grover Cleveland, anyway ?" said a Mis
souri delegate to the Democratic National
convention at Chicago. It was a perfectly
natural question, under the circumstances,
for a Democrat of average intelligence. All
, we know of him is that he was not long
Sheriff, and afterward Mayor, of a pro
■ vincial New York town, who, some two
years since, was accidentally lifted from his
local obscurity to the Governorship of New
X ork by one of those political cataclysms
j which confound all ordinary calculation.
Buffalo Times (Ind): It will not be de
I nied that Mr. Cleveland's candidacy is at
! tended with unexpected embarrassments.
The defection of Democratic workers who
felt that some better known partisan should
have been nominated, the opposition of
the working classes, the hostility of Tam
many Hall, the candidacy of Gen. Butler,
and last, though by no means the least,
the scandals concerning the Governor's
private character, are among the things
that have created this embarrassment, and
are the causes that induce the Sun and
other papers to advise a change of front in
in the presence of the enemy.
Fort Benton Press : The Democracy all
over the country are trying hard to swallow
Cleveland. In view of the recent devel
opments he is becoming a bitter pill. Al
ready dissension is at work in their ranks
and if it continues they will bave but a
poor following in November. One faction
is strongly advocating his withdrawal from
the contest, while the laboring men are
swarming to swell the Republican ranks or
to help the Butler movement. Tammany
is uncertain, and certainly the outlook for
Democratic success in the coming election
is lessening every day. The abuse which
has been heaped upon Blaine only tends to
increase his popularity, and as a 'esult, af
ter election there will be a funeral and the
Democratic party will be the corpse.
New York Independent : XVhat a strange
spectacle such a law-breaker, if elected,
would present in the parlors of the XVhite
House ! XX'hat an opportunity it would
give to Mormon polygamists to sneer and
laugh at the efforts of the General Gov
ernment to suppress the monstrous abomi
nations in the Territory of Utah ! XVhat a
barrier to the successful teaching of mo
rality from the pulpit or political platform,
or in the halls of Congress ! All decent
people, not to say Christian people, would
have to hide their heads with a profound
sense of shame and disgust. No, no ! The
majority of the voters of this country will
not and cannot approve of any such beast
ly and heathenish standard of morality.
James Red path : The defection of Irish
from the Democratic party this fall will be
on a scale unparalleled in the history of
the Irish in America. The feeling of dis
affection is widely spread, and they will
vote not as Republicans, but as Democrats
protesting against the nomination of a *
man whom they do not regard as the
friend of the working classes. The Irish
Nationalists are especially displeased be
cause of Cleveland's action in the Devoy
case. These men are not dynamiters.
They believe in a separate nationality for
Ireland, but they also believe in prose
cuting a civilized warfare and waiting
until there is some chance to fight Eng
land effectively. It is a powerful organi
zation and generally bitter against Cleve
land for his refusal to pardon Devoy when
he was sent to the penitentiary for alleged
libel against Belmont. I think Blaine will
win mainly through the Irish-American
votes withdrawn from the Democratic
Suit ol the Morey Letter Forger.
New X 7 ork, September 12. —Judge X'an
XX'ick, of the Supreme Court, this morning
appointed H. Lafiin Kellogg referee to con
tinue the examination of Henry Hadley in
his case against the Democratic National
Commitree The examination will be con
tinued Tuesday.
New Railroad Project.
Boston, Sept. 11.—A meeting of inter
ested persons was held to-day looking to
the reviving of the project for a railroad
between New York and Boston in which
the 190 miles will be traveled in three,
hours, it is estimated that a double track
road can lie built for $25,(100,000.
Postal Matter.
^Washington, September 11.— Superin
tendent Thompson, of the Railway Mail
Bureau, arranged to have the Sau Fran
cisco lettei mail on the Ogden and San
Francisco railway post office seperated for
carrier stations and box delivery on the
cars This is expected to greatly facilitate
the delivery of mails in San Francisco
U. P. Famine-.
Boston, September 12.—The earnings of
Union Pacific railway for July, were $2,
383,343; operating ex pens-s. $1,063,693.
which is a gain of $9*,<i00 in net result for
the month.

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