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KILLS & KUSSLUB, PROPRIETORS
Letters for publication, containing. news of general interest, are solicited from all the camps. In all cases the writer's name must accompany the letter. We will NOT publish anonymous letters. Where personalities are used they will not be published except eer the name of the writer, and perhaps not then. EPUBLICANU NATIONAL TIECET. FOR PRESIDENT, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, OF OHIO. FOR VICEPRE.tIDENT, WILLIAM A. WHEELER, OF NEW YORK. -Now that they are talking of all their Indian fighting generals, where is Baker? -The Centennial Commissioners have finally decided against a Sunday show by a vote of 80 to 9. -There were in New York, July 10th, 60 deaths from sun stroke, 14 in Baltimore, and 22 in Philadelphia. -It is reported in Virginia (Nev.) that ore has been struck in the Sutro Tunnel 13,750 feet in from the mouth. -For the twelve days, ending July 6th, the weather in Philadelphia averaged hotter than for the preceding 86 years. -Earl Derby and the British papers are now trying to explain their position on the extradition treaty and procure a new one. the third reserve-mostly old men, many of whom have refused to serve. -Helmbold has escaped from the asy lum, is doing Long Branch and singing Star of the evening; star, star, Buchuful, Bachufal star. -The great British iron-clad, Thunderer, exploded a boiler while making a trial trip on Stokes Bay. Twenty-five of the crew were killed. The vessel is at Spit Head. -Delegate Maginnis has been interviewed by the New York Tribune in relation to Sitting Bull's history and conduct and gives a very intelligent account of the whole trouble. -The better class of Eastern journals are entreating against mud-throwing in the present national campaign, as unworthy of the intelligence of the age. Fight it out on the issues involved. -The only paper we have beard of so far that stands in with the Sioux is the Vir ginia (Nev.) Chronicle. The editor of that paper ought to be turned loose among those people he loves so well. -As no man escaped from the Custer massacre except a Crow scout we may ex pect now a superb picture in the Poliod Gazette of the battle on the Little Horn by "our artist with the expedition." -Vanderver, the Indian Inspector at Red Cloud Agency, is trying to patch up a new treaty, on the basis of the Sioux re linquishing the Black Hills for five years' more supplies of food, clothing--and ammunition. --Capt. Nickerson, who was sent to negotiate with the Utes to join Crook and fight the Sioux, got along successfully until the White River Agent prohibited his taking an Indian from the reservation until the Commissioner consented. Douglas, the head hobief, wants to go. -The air is fall of eanards. A Chigago special of the 11th has a Munehausenish ac count of a battle with Orook with poisoned arrows. Crook killed ! Soldiers frantic! Grand charge of cavalry, and over 1,000 In dians bayonetted I ete., etc., eta,-gobs of it. Now is the Dime Novelist in his glory. -President Grant was~-ot present atthe Centennial Celebration at Philadelphia. his absence has been severely criticised by oppcitlion1aqpers. It seems that he wonld ....... . .tio . .sr ... . ... .. . _ ._ -_ senting himself doubtles had good ause which may or may not be of a nature to be made public. -House, the notorious divorce lawyer of New York whose advertisement has ap peared in several of the Territorial papers, was shot and killed by his wife at their home in New Jersey about the first of July. He was the worst kind of a lawyer and she the worst kind of a woman. She has been released on bail. -President Grant is cavorting around slashing off official heads at a fearful rate and without any apparent good cause to the general public. It is said he does not like Hayes' letter, but the country will the more heartily endorse that letter that the Presi dent is demonstrating the necessity of re form in the matter of appointments and dismissals. -There is a chance now for long range rifle practice on the Little Horn or Big Horn. The team that can strike the (Sit tihg) Bull's eye will score the savages and all "inners" will count for glory. The Helena and Deer Lodge teams of a dozen men would kill more Indians with two hundred rounds of ammunition than Crook's command did with ten thousand. -Uncle Sam counted his cash on .hand the other day when the new Tres.rer wet in and found he-ad $45,702,891.92 in his iron pockets--within $5 of the amount the books called for. In these days of demtor. alisation it is very imprudent for -ay man to cary that amount of money and John athatihas bad his pockets picked so muck he shaould be cautious by this time. -Sitting Bull says that if the troops omne out to him he must lht them; but if they do not come out he ntends to visit the (fed Cloud) Agnoy and he will Qoa sel his people to peace.- VYaledi, r'8 - port to WasMitgea. It's too lateý Mr. Bull; that game bs been played once too often, and if you are not dead, you ought to be and probably wlll be before long. -In respose to the telegram of Sheri. dan stating hat bedid act sed vplunteerst bat did psde that PIO8 O to heid two posts on th Ye.lowate. .. Windom, at Minnesota, alled up Mr. Ieguala' b to that s.ect which` as beed bfeoe 0 agre houses and sued by the du1 eaton the 12th. Itmboli bsapy.E I a r .e * -Altbeoughsim lIate` to a b5l of July seatles, sit -tgill v dsm*Utix thank the Phlipsiburg folks for uluAiar th publiesatle of Mr. Clis Addressa O itr it appses sit"44 ) a "e : It is net o-y what we esteem the S.st Cs tism al apsawrdWbivlnd . btd, hiSak i Mr. Clagset's bsat `ee . The te..s is wel eoan; nthebt thad uls i ta *vs~aat 1jii1 while in the field operating against the In dians there are under General Terry only 1,128 and under General Crook 1,790, mak ing in all 2,913. The remaining 4,000 are located in northern cities and forts." -One of the most amusing publie events that has occurred for a good while was that lunatic delegate making war in the Peace Convention. Watterson, of the Courier Journal, and President of the St. Louis Convention, showed himself equal to al most any emergency, by ruling when a lady speaker was called to order, "that when a lady has the floor no point of order is in order," but even Watterson would have been nonplussed aschairman of a non combative society, how to dispose of a bel ligerent delegate charging around with a sword as long as a stovepipe. The Peace BSocety should adjourn to meet the next day after the millenium. Presidential year is no good time for it anyhow. -The recent new issue of bonds was principally sold to New York. They were made out in Helena and expressed to New York, the charges being prepaid at Helena. On arriving at New York the Express Co. there ascertained they were bonds and en deavored to extort money rates for trans porting them. The expense to the Territo ry would have been some $1,500. The Company held the bonds and purchasers demanded them. Finally the Express Company was told they could keep the orig inal bonds, and duplicates would be issued to the purchasers, whereupon Adams & Co. handed them over. Hamlin ought to in troduce a bill compelling Montana to pay the amount demanded by the Express Company. r.gut as to mat gun presented by tresident Grant to Sitting Bull for his friendship and bravery. There are two chiefs of that name. The one to whom the rifle was pre sented has always been friendly, and with Spotted Tail and Red Cloud accompanied the peace delegation to Washington where the present was made. Sitting Bull, the ferocious, never came into any councils. While knowing this, we had never heard of there being two Sitting Bulls, and sup posed the present was sent to the Posturing Bovine of the Black Hills. S. B., the peaceable, ought to apply to the Indian Legislature and have his name changed. We trust, however, before the next session the sanguinary scamp will have his toes to the moon and the necessity be obviated. HAYES' LETTER OF ACCEPTANON. The strong probabilities are that Ruther ford B. Hayes will be next President of the United States. His letter accepting the nomination was therefore looked for as an indication of the policy of the next admin istration and as a measure of the man. In both it more than fulfilled the best expect ations of Republicans, and aside from marking out a line of conduct that will meet the hearty approval of all Republi cans, it is impregnable as the record of the candidate to any assault of the enemy. More than that, the character of the man is suifcient guarantee that the policy indi cated will be fulfilled to the letter. On the currency question and on the Civil Ser vice question it is a better platform than that adopted at Cincinnati, and he has taken a commendable position on the ques tion of Presidential terms, neglected by both the Conventions. If his nomination had failed to unite and rouse to enthusiasm the entire Republican party, his letter will complete the work. Tilden may hoist the black flag, and fill the land with denuncia tions of the present administration, but it will not avail. What the country wants is an administration sodnd on the financial question, determined to overthrow the present system of appointments and re movals, that can be depended upon to maintain the authority and credit of the nation and is reliable on all the issues settled by the war. If there were nothing else to insure the defeat of Democracy than the composition St ý apketttn e of ets lnemehnts chances would be almost hopeless; and this is but one of many disadvantages it labors under, while every move of the Republi cans so far has-united and strengthened' the party. It. is stated President Grant does not like Mr. Hayes' letter, and his recent abrupt changes in important of ficers ;indicate the administration is not in violent sympathy with the nominee. The people, however, have taken the election in hand and it is not dependent upon admin istration favor. There is no doubt Mr. Bayes has united all potential elements of the Republican party in his behalf as it has not heretofore beep united for years; it remains now to be seen what Mr. Tilden can do with his fractious legions, and then the battle will be set. Tilden's letter is next on the program.. . . . iID ,.n.-- II r-- - LUMUUTELVf AUTVa1I. Governor Potts went to Bozeman on Monday. The Crows, including those who left Crook, had camped at Pryor's Fork and reported themselves out of ammunition. Tho Indian Department heretofore,, has al lowed the Post Trader to sell them 100,000 cartridges per annum, but it seems the sup ply is exhausted. The Crows threatened, unless supplied, to cross over the Yellow atone, thus unoovering Bosemnan, to Sioux raids. Governor Potts went to confer with the Commander of Ft. ElUIs .ad ascertain what was best to be, Pad could be, done. We notiee from Mr. Bogert's letter that 10, 400 rounds had been ise.sdt the Crows. Major Woods, Agent of the Blooketaup to latest advises reported all sevens mbong his people. The Governor obas reuetBed bhip to consel with them aad t them the G eteust is seeding all the saldiers that ae needed to dstro Sitting Bull and all OTa foud with hia . Governor Potts hes lsp suggeseted to the Preidest by let ter tbat ery tradieg est >ou Bioax City to PFt. enton should be proibitted from asjig or Wteing any ,arms or apmunitlow to whites, Balf-breeds or .Idi. as,asd that tle stock ow .on hand be Ip4aedheld uptil the Siens wa ipsover. W he beor Ainan eelhnt suggestion. Th 1iIIZ bavtbpegea i 3wsp.l postonp 0 p mwsero* nlt a s- *la #hIt y whip theim. ,Then their o ly ehanaao fP psna wilabtebyiapt AR W ih$beq* ion of amsnatlsUa .Ig willt be t wmillp4 . 4 adm toE.a t hr, mlgyi atloura% ascsslf to asabcOr. sse ds~j~ 4:r)~$A~C~li~~ FlS·4 t? 7 UDITOKMNIAL GUDIB AZ The New York Herald is very severe in its criticism of Crook's fight on the Rose b&a, and assumes to qepdemn him on the bare evidence of its e0trespondent with Crook. The editorial~soselwith a remark which indicates the .whole' tenor of the article:-" If General Crook is to serve further against the Indians it should be in a subordinate capacity." It condemns him for incapacity and bad management, and assumes that he was surprised, defeated and out generaled. In fact many of the eastern papers are now lauding the master ly strategy of SittingBull in whipping our columns in detail, when the fact is be has shown no strategy whatever, having 2,000 or 3,000 warriors against which our weak columns have thrown themselves. But of Crook. There is nothing in the letter cited to justify any condemnation of Crook, except perhaps a misplaced confidence in the Crows. He started from Goose Creek June 17, with 1,300 men, including twenty packers and 250 Indian auxilliaries. The Crows knowing the country were entrusted with'the advance and ordered to keep an advance out day and night. On the very first night the Crows failed to keep a lookout ahead, and when they advanced ten miles the next morning struck the Sioux in force. So the:half #irprise was due to the unfaithfulness of the Crows. After an engagement in which only the Indians, packers and two or three com panies of regulars were engaged, the Sioux retreated. Crook then started with his whole column to strike the Sioux village (perhaps it was best] he did not) when it was found the Crows were .e -.- , the advance was checked and Crook Jhad to withdraw. Thus the partial surprise and failure to follow up the 'Sioux was owing first to.the negligence and second to the defection of the Crows. The Herald correspondent'says: "cHad his scouts proved faithful, so that he could have been prepared to occupy the commanding positions with infantry in advance of the- main column, hewould have had warning of the concentration of the enemy to impede his course, and could have driven him back into his village and ended the campaign by destroying it. It will be seen that the blame of the miscar riage of the scouts belongs to the Crows. whose instincts, vigilance and knowledge of their own country was relied upon to render every move of the force intelligent." With these lor the facts the Herald seems wholly unjustified in its criticism of Crook. It is the old thing over that we heard in the war:-" On to Richmond " and "on to Washington" and cursing this general and lauding that general by rattle headed editors a thousand miles from the field and knowing no more of military affairs or the "bottom facts" of the case than a monkey knows of heaven. If an officer is a drunkard, or an imbecile or a coward, condemnation is proper. But when'agallant and careful general who has won victory on hard fought fields is in the presence of the enemy, fighting our battles and carrying our flag honorably, risking his life and bearing the responsibilities that we may have peace and protection, it is unmanly and mean to traduce him and humiliate him and hound him, more especially when every information available exonerates him from blame. Let the soldiers fight the battles without stabbing them" in the fback, and if we newspaper men do not like the way our soldiers fight, let us go and do some'of it ourselves, and perhaps we will have a better appreciation of their services afterward. If the necks of half a dozen New York editors had been broken in '61 it would have saved a hun dred thousand lives in the war for the Union; and it might not be amiss to break a few now, just for luck. When brave soldiers and good officers are meeting the foes of our flag the editor or attic penny-a liner who traduces or unjustly criticises them ought to be stuffed witha, torpedo light procession march through him for dessert. .. . . ml .-ll • . ... CORPORATIONS - STATEMENTS -E QURltED. The law of Montana concerning corpora tions (Codified Statutes, p. 409, sec. 15) re quires corporations organized for product .re or industrial purposes to publish each year-within 20 days from the first of Sep tember-a statement of the amount of capi tal, the proportion actually paid in, and the amount of exsting debts. In failure of this the Trustees of the Company are liable for all the debts of the Company then ex isting, and for all that shall be contracted before. stch rport is made. We call atten tion to this qatherm are several such corpo rate companies doing business in this county oaly one of which published a report in 1875. The law is referred to so that arties interested can look it up for them selve. It is a matter of some importance to Trustees. 'ustera Pight--he two Pliacipal Sasu Obile lle-di-- nbcemeut Delaye& BRaxAneK, July 18.-Col. Burke, agent at Standing Rook has just arrived. He gvhe~ a good account of his Indians, and says they are all on the reservation except afew who re hunting. They are, however, uweasyj because no provisions have been seat for them, and' because they realize that a change of policy most result from the late massacre. A gentleman came in with Burke who talked witN an Indian just. in ffrom the hostilis. He says nine bands, in numbers more than he otld eonaut, engaged Custer, sad lost msei men than be, the Unoopapas lolng 100 killed and 86 wounded. Among thie kited were Craey Horse and Black Moon, two sit the prielipal hostile chiefs. The latter eflirst, Crazy Horse second an BSitting Bult third in rank and influ bL- Smitth saysti.body tagreat chief was Ibuwid,enId . art time was supposed to ilethiatitttng l la abut, men who know i tF oace sIgeiitat esofrmiag the In }an "'ybt`0W as fextant. The story in Eiielsbe litr ieasrsemes thgosh pareb res, sod is beiteed here. Ststaemat sat oventes and tin *ti1 -I NOTES OF THE DAY. Mai who play croquet are now called the third sex. Black Moccasin was the big chief in the Custer fight. General Merritt's FifthCavalry left Lara mie to join Crook, July 14. Cheyenne couriers are afraid to go to Crook since the Custer fight. The Servians were victorious over the Turks in a fight on the 12th. The Saturday Review says that Bret Harte's long story is a failure. BretHarte's play was to be brought out ot Hooley's, Chicago, July 17. A true American is too proud to beg and too honest to steal. Ke gets trusted. Destructive storms have occurred at Loudonville, Ohio, and Freedom, Penna. Elder David Woolley Evans-one of the editorial staff of the Deseret Nzews, is dead. The propeller St. Clair was burned on Lake Superior and twenty-seven lives lost. The famous old Castle Garden, New York, burned July 10. Total loss $45,800. Colonel Marshall Lefferts, commander of the famous Seventh New York regiment, is dead. Mrs. General Custer was the dadghter of Judge Bacon and the niece of Senator Christiancy. The President has nominated F. D. Grant to 1e first lieutenant of the Fourth Cavalry. George Eliot sold "Daniel Deronda" for $60,000 and a percentage that will yield Sergeant Bates would carry the flag through the Big Horn country. There is talk of abandoning the Blaine investigation now that he has resigned his seat in the House. There is an agreement within the Demo cratic party that Mr. Hendricks is to be nominated for President next time. Secretary Chandler is elected Chairman of the National Republican Convention, and McCormick, of Arizona Secretary. They are having a red hot time of it down east, with the thermometer at 110 m the shade, and sun-struck people in every city. The geographers say that Montana is a sterile country, although the inhabitants raise great quantities of hair.-1eew York Herald. The June revolution in Hayti only lasted ten days. The revolutionist is now in custody, and will be allowed to leave the country. The Indians make a circular cut in the top of the head, take the hair with a twist between two fingers, and, giving it a yank, have a scalp in a jiffy. Charles Francis Adams, in his Taunton address, says that the African represents the past, the Indian the present, and the European-American the future. On the day when Sitting Bull was born a buffalo bull sat down on the ground a short distance from the tent of that warrior. This circumstance named Sitting Bull. There are signs of an earnest movement in New York to select William M. Evarts as the Republican candidate for Governor of that State in the approaching contest. Harry Norton, in the Reporter, says that J. Gules Germain, of the "Peoples Market" Virginia, Nevada, has taken down the name of Wyttenbach and put up his own. The New York Tribune and Times praise Governor Hayes' letter of acceptance ; the Herald applauds all but his remarks on the school question ; the World criticises the letter to some extent. After all, Mr. Hayes is not to carry Ohio so easily, if at all. The Democrats out there are daubing on the war paint to an unusual thickness and evidently mean that the contest shall be a hot and heavy one. Plila. Times. It -S i6er most emphatically denied that Judge Davis expressed his preferences for Mr. Hayes for the Presidency in a letter to Mr. Defrees, of Indiana. Mr. Defrees says there's nothing of the sort in the letter and he ought to know. John Dixon died in northern Illinois on the 6th, aged ninety-one. He was a native of New York, but removed to the scene of his death in 1828. During the wars with the Foxes, Saca and Winnebagoes Mr. Dixon remained in his cabin, which, at various periods, was' visited by Black Hawk, Scott, Taylor, Lincoln, Jeff Davis, Baker and others, who were then officers in the volunteers. He has been since well known through the State by the name then given him by the Indians, "Nachusa." Sitting Bull Reported Killed. C CcAoo, July 14.-A Tribune's special from Fort Lincoln gives further details of the Little Horn fight, in which it says that Bitting Bull was killed, and also a white man named Milburn, Sitting Bull's chief adviser. North Carouna Nominations. NEW YORK, July 13.-Thos. Settle,Pres ident of the National Republican Conven tion of 1872, was nominated yesterday for Congress, and W. A. Smith for Lieutenant Governor, by the Republican State Con vention of North Carolina. Nomination and Endorsement. St. PAUL, Minn., July 18.-At a Repub lican Congressional Convention held to-day at Owatonna, Hon. Mark H. Donnell, was nomiinted by acclamation for re-election to Congress from the first district of this State. The Convention ratified the nomi. nations of Hayes and Wheeler, apd fully endorsed the platform adopted at Cincin nati. The Bear on the War Path. IERLIN, July 14.-A correspondent te ports that 25,000 Russian volunteers are ready to march to the assistance of theSer vians, and have asked the Roumania gov ernment for permission to pass thr)ugh its territory. ,This application is a source of the greatest embarraessme td Roumania a thoritie. Iaw Vow , July 14.-Tl 44cutive .pnaittee of the Liberst Republean State Sttastwafter sa fulIatrehgs of opin p, . b iswa 3t, appea tiathe the mnem s- ,emleey favoaed the iayes and essewtlkek, 4t was detesrala 4 te at$.a mpteeeu emoat Sarntoga on thaeed of zw You;, July 14.-The Libal 8sate Sention ; ves vet *i delas v or WahIei'd.h LLne=WWeiase to 7- 3F 7t <**,*.*4vtsa wen This ew elzk Campaign Nzw YToK, July 10th.-The present Tilden programme is to nominate Horatio Seymour for Governor this fall, with the understanding that if he carries the state he will resign and take the Secretaryship of State under Tilden, thus leaving Dorshei mer to be governor. 'Good " Indians Saucy. Sioux CITY, Iowa, July 10.-A Ft. Sully special says there is considerable uneasiness on the Upper Missouri at the action of the so-called friendly agency Indians, they having heard of Custer's defeat through their runners. The news causes increased impudence and contempt for government authorities among them. A large party of Brules and Cheyennes have camped on the opposite side of the river from this post within a few days. Reanforcements-Booty Captured. CHICAGO, July 14.-A special to the Tri bune says that four companies of the 22d Infantry, consisting of 12 officers and 140 men, have arrived at Ft. Lincoln, and will leave for Terry's command on Sunday. The wounded are recovering, and there will be no more deaths. It is thought Sitting Bull's band obtained nearly $20,000, the soldiers having just been paid. Appointments. WASHINGTON, July 11.-The President has sent the following nominations to the Senate : James M. Tyner, of Indiana, now Second Assistant Postmaster General, to be Postmaster General, vice Marshall M. Jewell, resigned ; and James E Hapeneker, Jr., United States Attorney for Delaware, District of Columbia, fort iat po~ii~ tiU, ing hereby withdrawn. No More Troops Needed. WASHINGTON, July 13.- General Sher man continues unconcerned about General Crook. He characterizes him as cautious and brave, and says he is well supported by infantry and cavalry, and is able to defend himself against any possible attack. He says the .entire Indian force does not exceed 3,000. Crook has 2,000 with his reinforcements, and Terry 1,800. No more troops are needed to subdue the savages. A Singular Meeting. PHILADELPHIIA, July 14.-Don Carlos visited the Main building and Agricultural Hall this morning, and after lunch took a cup of coffee and smoked at the Turkish pavillion, when his brother, Don Alfonso, and his brother's wife, Donna Maria de Los Neuvas, passed by and recognized him. The meeting was unexpected and most cordial. They have not seen each other since Alfonsu's defeat at Catolina, in 1874. One lived a refugee in Austria and the other in England. They have been since their arrival in this country hunting for each other. Don Carlos was in Mexico when Alfonso was in California. Lopping off Heads. WASHINGTON, July 13.-The President to-day ordered Morrill to remove forthwith First Auditor Mahan, Supervising Archi tect Potter, and Washburne, Chief of the Secret Service. He also indicated his de sire to have Dr. Broadhead, late second comptroller made first auditor, and Little field, late chief clerk in the second comp troller's office, to be fifth auditor. These two men were dismissed by Bristow for cause. Mullett will unquestionably be Potter's successor. Blackburn, late pros ecuting attorney of Hamilton county, Ohio, is to be made Solicitor of the Treas ury. Jewell's Head in the Basket WASHINGTON, July 11.-A few days ago Postmaster General Jewell, being asked about a report that he intended to resign, laughingly replied that so far from resign ing he expected to remain in his place until the end of the present administration. Yesterday afternoon, however, after calling at the Executive Mansion to transact some much to the surprise of the P. M. G., told him his resignation would be accepted. Mr. Jewell immediately wrote a letter ac cordingly. The most intimate friends of Jewell are unable to account for the action of the President, exeept on the ground of political considerations. Don't Like Hayes' Letter. CHICAGO, July 14.-The Tribune's Wash ington special says that President Grant.in conversation with an Ohio citizen, in no way connected with public life, criticized very severely Hayes' letter. He said he considered it in very bad taste, and thought it reflected on the present Administration. The President further said that he hoped the time would come when the American people would be permitted to elect a Presi dent for as long a time as they choose. The President's entire manner indicated dissatisfaction with the political situation, and personal chagrin that no consideration had been given to the question of third term. Postponed. WAsHrnGTox, July 13. -The banking and currency committees this morning postponed action upon the specie resump tion question until next Monday. The Democrats of the committee have agreed to propose and pass the committee bill repeal ing the present resumption act, but at the same time provide some as yet undeter mined method of preparing the Treasury and country for resumption. The UnfInlshed W tshkagtOe Konument WAsseeTOrx, July.--The Senate pass. ed unaninimously to-day a resolution propos ing that Congress assume and direct the completion of the Washington Monument in this eity. This is to be done asamark of respect and honor to the memory of George Washington spd his compatriots of the Revolution. The preamblas acompa nying the resolution are fall of patriotic ex pressione and arge in appropriate terms the n sstyof completing this unfinished work, ylhich., in its present shape, is an eyesoremand a diam to the nation. It is to'be-hoped that the House will adopt the resioiitipn iritqi a nanimity equal to' that of the Seaate. %elurthni rssa Eaysg New YTo, Jly ~h'8.-=Gar aohura, in a private letter, Iay-r-"' There is astriking contrast between the hard and soft money mntulr in the ot.o.atic . atfoiru and thie eadidates, ad _the sstrong, fearless asaertion m rtli duity in the fiapelial paraph' of"a Governor lHayd letter of acceptaas. :The iet*u he expresses about cIvel eleasry fam ia every pespeetwo v, rpap I h bver npew ottere in i' fw e4 b e I . aab mus&i ma., t o( iee st bI aatb. e n1 sea srenne4.ia *1I~Ju-r~t~r ~li ~r ei~~ij I~Ely~rEe~~Ci AN INTERVIEW WITH SHERIDAN What He thinks of the Campaign. The day after receiving the news of the Little Horn massacre a Philadelphia Times reporter called on tseneral Phil. Sheridan, who said, among other things already pub- IE lished, the following:- "It's terrible," resumed the commander, r "but there is no occasion for this general h alarm. The army is not in a demoralized t state-far fromit. We intend to give the v beastly Sioux another turn, and just as a soon as possible. The status of the oppos ing forces is as follows: " The whole Sioux nation cannot muster t over 4,000 warriors, and not over 3,000 (1 c think not more than 2,500) fighting Sioux e are in the Little Horn valley. where Custer F and his brave men were butchered. Some men say that the red savages are led by ( white fiends, but this is all bosh. My ex perience on the plains has been about as thorough as that of any other army officer, and I tell you, Mr. Times, the Indians that is, these hostile Sioux-stand in no need of white leaders. They are as shrewd and crafty as they are brave and blood thirsty. Against these 2,500 or 3,000 hos- t tile Sioux in the Little Horn valley the army presents a force of about 4,000 men, I mainly cavalry, all first-class soldiers, and well supplied with Gatling guns. General Terry's forces are now near the mouth of the Big Horn. I have just ordered twelve I companies to his support-six companies of the Twenty-second Infantly from the De partment of the Lake and six companies of the Fifth Infantry from the Department of the Missouri. These troops will go by rail to Yankton, Dakota, and thence by -avmper to ine mue, -. i~, Yellowstone, and up the Yellowstone to the moutrn o the Big Horn. Inside of ten days General Terry will have over 2,000 good soldiers well supplied and ready to make an ag gressive movement. General Crook, at the head of Tongue river, will soon be reinforced by five companies of the Four teenth Infantry, en route from Salt Lake via Fort Fetterman to his camp. His foree will then exceed 1,600. I have also given him authority, if necessary, to draw to his aid eight companies of the Fifth Infantry, now stationed at Fort Laramie and vicinity. Another thing must be considered. Our troops lost 13 officers and 261 men, with 82 wounded. We can stand the loss far better than the Sioux can. I know the Seventh Cavalry to be one of the most gallant corps in tle army. I brought the Seventh up, educated it and it has been my pride. The Seventh was with me in the lower campaign against the Indians, in 07 and '68, and the Seventh acted most gallantly. In the late fight % ith the Sioux these brave men knew that defeat meant torture and lingering death. You can de pend upon it, the men of Custer fought as desperately at the forks of the Little Horn as the Greeks did at Thermopylae, or the Scots at Bannockburn. The loss of the Sioux must have been far heavier than the loss of our troops. The Indians always carry their wounded with them, and their operations will thus be greatly hampered. The people need have no fear, the army will soon bring the Sioux to terms. Cus ter's death is a great loss, for he was a brave and useful officer, but he was very impetuous. I believe, without egotism, that I was his only superior officer who could control him. He was inclined to dash with the fury of the whirlwind with out regard to consequences. In a former expedition against the Sioux he made a very rash dash, and came within an ace of being cut off and slaughtered with his com mand. Custer was my friend, and I regret his death as deeply as any other man ; but the truth is that his ambition slew him. He aimed to win a great battle without waiting for reinforcements he knew to be near, and instead of laurels he won a coffin. That Cunster fought gallantly no one who knew the man will doubt" NEW YORK, ury- v.-A washingtObl special says Senator Davis, of West Vir glaia, was prostrated in the Senate Cham ber, and was carried in a lifeless condition to one of the committee rooms where,under application of restoratives, he recovered sufficiently to be removed to his own resi dence. Senator Morton was so overcome by heat that he left the Capitol at an early hour, and betook himself to his hotel, where, late this evening, he is stretched on chairs in the street outside the hotel. He was the picture of exhaustion. Mr. Thurmanof Ohio, was rendered so unwell by the heat, that he had to keep his house. Dispatches from Boston, Philadelphia and other neiglhboring cities, report the heat intense. In this city 22 cases of sun stroke are reported. The President Says. "Tell It All, WASHINGTON, July 13.-The following letter was yesterday sent to ex-Secretary Bristow by the President : WASHINGTON, July 12, 1876. DEAR SIR :-Through the press, I learn that the committee of Congress investiga ting the whisky frauds have summoned you as a witness, and that you, with great propriety, I think, have declined to testify, claiming that what occurred in the Cabi net or between members of the Cabinet and the executive, officially, is privileged, and that a committee of Congress has no right to demand an answer. I appreciate the position you have assumed on this ques tion, but beg leave to relieve you from all obligation of secresy on this subject, and desire not only that you may answer all questions asked in relation to it,. but wish that all members of my Cabinet and ex members of the Cabinet since I have been President, may also be called upon to testi fy in regard to these matters. With great respect, I am your obedient servant, (Signed) U. S. GRANT. The Po itionof I ngland. LownDO, July 14.-An influential depau tation, will wait on Lord Derby on the Eastern question, and will present a peti tiou signed by Earl Rnasell as the patron of thle leaue an u4 qi the Christians of Turkey, iand reoiting among other things, that all Europe sympathises with the op pressed Christians, while England alone supports their oppreasors, thus meriting the taunt that their Christianity is only a profession and their love of liberty -an empty boast. The petitioners pray Lord Derby in the ;Intkest f the ma, twii th.j held support, l thoral ama d polioea~ea he . elat.n' goveranent ,ad pesierit the sof Earpe sad urhtM a tu tioleeslbtveresms whatever. ·- - 2 f '1r o }t 4 f 4 e o ofmI *h. h evda uua7> 'g WHAT THE OaLY LIVING EYE WITNESS OF THE FIGHT SAYS. STORY OF CoULEY, THE CROW SCOUT. Lient. Bradley, of the 7th Infantry who led the advanee of Gibbon's command that rescued Reno, was in Helena Sunday, en route to Ft. Shaw. The Herald interviewed uim and the following narration of Curley, the Crow scout, the only person who went with Custer into the fight and came out %live, will be read with interest : Lieut. Bradley, with' his scouts, on the morning of the 27th of June, crossed to the opposite side of the Little Horn from which the command was marching, and deployed out through the hills in skirmish line. (The evening previous three Crow scouts had re ported to the Lieutenant that Custer's reg iment of cavalry had been cut to pieces. This report was not credited by Terry and Gibbon; yet it was known that they were approaching the Indian village, and the scouts were if possible, unusually vigilant and active.) About 9 o'clock, a scout re ported to Lieutenant Bradley that he saw an object which looked like a dead horse. The Lieutenant found it to be a dead caval ry horse, and, going a few yards further on to the brow of the hill, looking into the valley below, a terrible scene was presented to view. It was CUSTER'S BATTLE FIELD, literally strewn with the dead of the gal lant Seventh Cavalry. Lieut. Bradley rode hurriedly over the field, and in a few min utes time 'ounted one hundred and ninety seven dead bodies. Custer fell upon the highest point of the field ; and around him within a space of five rods square, lay forty two men and thirty-one horses. The d'iad soldiers all lay within a circle embracing only a few hundred yards square. The Lieutenant immediately reported to Gibbon which was the first intelligence of the bat tle received. A few moments later a scout arrived from Reno's command, asking for assistance, and Terry and Gibbon pushed ---.--x n he rescue. Not a single survive, o- C-- =+res °mt mand was found, and even up to the time Gen. Terry made out his official report to Gen. Sheridan it was supposed that the last soul had perished. But when the command returned to the Yellowstone they found there a Crow scout named " Curley," who, as verified by Major Reno, rode out with Custer on that fatal day. He alone escap ed, and his account of the battle we give below. It is interesting, as being the only story of the fight ever to be looked for from one who was an actual participant on Cus ter's side-Curley being, in all human prob ability aoiiity THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF HIS COMMAND: Custer, with his five companies, after separating from Reno and his seven com panies, moved to the right around the base of a high hill overlooking the valley of the Little Horn through a ravine just wide enough to admit his column of fours. There were no signs of the presence of In dians on that side (the right bank) of the Little Horn, and the column moved steadi ly on until it rounded the hill and came in sight of the village lying in the valley be low. Custer appeared very much elated, and ordered the bugles to sound a charge, and moved on at the head of his column, waving his hat to encourage his men. When they neared the river, the Indians, concealed in the undergrowth on the oppo site side of the river, opened fire on the troops, which checked the advance. Here a portion of the command were dismounted and thrown forward to the river, and re turned the fire of the Indians. During this time the warriors were seen riding out of the village by hundreds,and deployed across his front and to his left, as if with the inten tion of crossing the stream on his right, while the women and children were seen hastening out of the village in large num bers in the opposite direction. During the fight at this point Curley saw two of Custer's men killed who fell into the stream. After fighting a few moments here, Custer seemed to be convinced that it was impracticable to cross, as it only could be done in column of fours, exposed during the time to a heavy fire from front and both flanks. He, therefore, or dered the head of the column to the right, and bore diagonally into the hills, down stream, his men on foot, leading their horses. In the meantime the Indians had crossed the river (some distance below) in immense numbers, and began to appear on his right flank and in his rear; and he had proceeded but a few hundred yards in the new direction the column had taken, when it became necessary to renew the fight with the Indians who had crossed the stream. At first the command remained together, but after some minutes fighting it was divided, a portion deploying circularly to the left, and the remainder similarly to the tage being taken as far as possible of the protection afforded by the ground. The horses were in the rear, the men on the line being dismounted, fighting on foot. OF THE INCIDENTS OF THE FIGHT in other parts of the field than his own, Curley is not well informed, as he was himself concealed in a deep ravine, from which but a small part of the field was visible. The fight appears to have begun, from Cnurley's description of the situation of the sun, about 2:30 or 3 o'clock p. m., and continued without intermission until nearly sunset. The Indians had completely sur rounded the command, leaving their horses in ravines well to the rear, themselves pressing forward to attack on foot. Confi dent in the great superiority of their num bers, they made several charges on all points of Custer's line ; but the troops held their position firmly, and delivered a heavy fire, and every time drove them back. Curley says the firing was more rapid than anything he had ever conceived of, being a continuous roll, like (as he expressed it) "THE SNAPPING OF THE THREADS IN THE TEARING OF A BLANKET." The troops expended all the ammunition in their belts, and then songht their horses for the reserve ammunition carried in their saddle pockets. As long as their ammunition held out, the troops, though losing considerably in the fight, maintained their position in spite of all the efforts of the Sioux. From the weakening of their fire towards the close of the afternoon the Indians appeared to believe that their ammunition was about exhausted, and they made a GRAND FINAL CHARGE, in the course of which the last of the com mand was destroyed, the men being shot, where they laid in their positions in the line, at such close quarterb that many were killed with arrows. Curley says that Cus ter remained alive through the greater part of the engagement, animating his men to determined resistance; but about an hour befose the close of the fight received a mortal wound. Curley says the field was thickly strewn with the dead bodies of the Sioux who fell in the attack-in number considerably more than the force of soldiers engaged. He is satisfied thattheir loss will exceed 3OO killed, beside an immense wounded. Curley accomplished his escape by drawing his blanket about him in the manner of the Sioux, and passitg through an interval which had been made in their line as they scattered over the flld in their final charge. He says they must have seen him, as he was in plain view, but was probhbly mis taken by the Sioux fbr one of their own number, or one of allied Arreaoe or Cheyennaes. In most p the account given by Carley of the fi s confirmed by the position of the made by Custer in his movements, and general evidences of the battle field. ly one discrepancy is noted, which la -the time when the fighteame to an Ofeeu of Reno' mmand, who, late in the afternoon, fro high points sureed the count `in expectation of Cu. ts's a ommanded a view estweisve and 4 fk.Itisevident, therefo, that oem. of C rs co - treys :thiai x ages dihne ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;r;715 ~ f I O l i-, THE BLACK HILLS. Very Discouraging-The Country Over run-Some Rich Claims, but no Work for the Miner-Wages Low and Pro visions High-No New Mines. DEADWOOD CITY, D. T., June 3, 1876. Friend Ludwall :-I will now, in a few words, let you know what I have learned about Deadwood Gulch. Our expedition arrived at Crook City, on Whitewood, the 24th day of May, all in pretty good health. We had but little trouble with the Indians, having ivst but one man, George Miller, of Gallatin City, M. T. * * Whitewood and Deadwood gulches are the only ones that pay to work ; but wheth er they pay all over I cannot say. There are a few persons who are making small for tunes every day, but most of the popula tion have to rustle to make a bare exist ence. Scores of people are coming in here every day, and others are leaving. A great many of our party intend leaving and going down the Missouri. You will no doubt be surprised when I tell you that not 25 men out of the 200 that left Bozeman have had a day's work yet. I have had three-fourths of a day's work since I came here. Wages are from four to five dollars per day. Cus ter City is almost deserted. I heard to-day that a house can be purchased there for ten dollars, and a man c.,n take his choice for twenty dollars. Rapid Creek is about the same or worse. Mining property has fallen in price very much in this gulch [Deadwood] since I ar rived here. One claim that was offered for $2,000 the day I arrived, can now be bought for $200. There are about ten stores-log cabins; but some large buildings are now under construction. The place is ovcrrun with saloons and boarding houses. We _-,1've four saw mills, and lumber is solo at $60 per thousand feet; but in a few days all four mills will be in operation, when the price will come down to about $40 per thousand feet. Quite a number of men have taken up hay ranches. The land is not worth much for farming, but they say it is better to be doing something than to be loafing, and that the ground may be worth something in time. But I don't think the climate is good for farming. One day it is cold enough to freeze, and the next it is hot enough to melt the nose off a brass monkey. The foregoing is my experience in the Black Hills. And I will now add that as soon as I can raise the money I will leave this miserable place for more fortunate lands. I wish, therefore, that you will let me know how times are in Montana as soon as you can. Is there anything going on at the planing mill ? And is a fort going to be built on the Yellowstone ? This is all I have to say this time. Give my regards to my friends, and tell them this letter must be sufficient for them all,as we have a great deal of trouble in sending and receiving letters. When you write,ad dress to Deadwood City, D. T., via Chey enne. Your sincere friend, O. MALEMIIURO. -Bozeman Times, July 23. VOLUNTEERS FOR INDIAN FIGHT ING. Col. McClure Tells Who are Best Indi an Fighters. From the Philadelphia Times, July 7. The Sioux are the most warlike race on the continent ; the ablest-bodied, the bravest and the most skilled in their peculiar war fare, and they are equal to a conflict, man for man, in the open field, with the' best. disciplined troops. It was simply a waste of men and treasure to send regular soldiers against them in their own country, for they can hold it indefinitely against thrice their number of such an army. If there is to be war with savages, let it be war, not bloody sacrifice. Call the skilled frontiersman to the Little Horn region, armed with the weapons by which he protects his humble home in the mountains; give him com ao~av1es who, like Washington- of Brad: dock's field, can compass the strategy of the savage foeman, and there will be little if any war. A command of the pioneers of the West, equal in numbers to the slain of the Little Horn, would march from the cen tre to the circumference of the Sioux pos sessions, and dot it with civilization in every valley, without losing a score ornen. Forty frontiersmen marched from-the west ern side of the Sioux territory, more than two hundred and fifty miles through it, to relieve the besieged garrison of Fort C. F. Smith, in 1867, and without firing a hostile gun they brought deliverance to nearly two hundred soldiers. The advancing col umn was small, but impregnable. It could not be surprised ; it could kill at the long est range with certainty, and it scalped as it killed. From it the savage instinctively fled, and there was peace without death. If the sad news of the Little Horn butch ery shall be confirmed it will mean a war of extermination. We shall blot the barbari an out from his hunting grounds because he has vanquished an army in battle. Right or wrong, such is destiny ; and, since it must be, let the unerring rifle and k3en blade of the frontiersman meet the savage, and he will recede with his kindred to the Northern lines of his Western home. A Warrior in the Peace Society-A Funny Row. PHILADELPHIA, July 13.-The session of the Universal Peace Society at Carpenter's Hall this evening, came to a summary and peculiar termination. About noon Dr. Charles Pinkham, of California, began to address the meeting. His manner was excited and his remarks were wild and disconnected. It soon became manifest that he was insane, and calls of order were heard from all points. President Love .persisted that the speaker be allowed to proceed, and Pinkham went on, becoming more and more excited and violent until at length he sprang upon a chair, brandishing a sword in a furious manner. At this point several of the members went after the police, and several ofiocers came in to remove the disturber, but President Love insisted that he should not be interfered with, and that th9 principle of neo-resist ance be consistently adhered to, and there was a consequent clearing of the hall. A large crowd from the outside gathered, and there was great excitement. At length Pinkham became quiet, and said in expla nation that he had been possessed of the immortal spirit of Washington, but had at last sceeded in shaking the spirit. The spirit, he explained, had attempted through him, to pronounce a new deolaration. There is great dissatisfaction at President Love's course°ay and heretofore, and-members say that if he oecupies the chair t~-morrow there will be no attendance. Notice. Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, n having or claiming any interest to, or owning any PacK e following desribe4 to wia The PmnolesBi on-feert icl [Iniares oselaim num bwwa ivel itfurom diserse en the Orey Hfiale ie the udivided eoneoamb iltrest in claim nnm id.Cs.(. ast from dtbcvervye the Pasott lode ~ ,i·""