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THE MONTANA POST.
N. W. TILTON, a CO., EditorS & Proprietors. " y ColIaty, Iy "she 61lay be right, It Y[y Cuntry, ~it or Wron." :.fl :, I Per Year lt A1
yOL. 1. CITY OF VIRGINIA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAYE APRIL 15, 1865. NO. 34.
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D. W. Tilton, I Co.,
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rClIXSlRS AIND P.OPmIETORS.
Office at the City eook tores, C.rner
of Wallace and Jackson Streets.
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so, copy, six months, 4.00
ONe copy, three months, - - - 2.50
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a , " " six months, 15 00
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Quarter column,.one year, 60 00
" six months 45 00
, " three " 30 00
gJsl column, one year, 90 00
six months, 60 00
" three months 45 00
Oge column, one year, 150 00
" six months' 100 00
" three months, 75 00
ReSular advertisers will be allowed to change
quarterly without additional charge.
All bussiness communications should be addresed
to D. W. TILTON & Co., Virgtnia City, M. T.
Job Printing of every description executed in a
guperior manner and at reasonable rates.
GorV.aon, SIDNEY EDGERTON, Bannack City;
6EcasllrY, H. P. TORSEY;
Calt JnsrtIs, H. L. HOSMER,
ASSocIATr JUSTICE, AMMI GIDDINGS,
" L. B. WILLISTON,
Anrr. GIsIERAL, E. B. NEALLEY, Virginia ;
MARSHaAL, C. J. BUCK,
SCRYvYOR G(sjEAN., M. BOYD,
ALDITOR, JOHN S. LOTT.
TrASonrV., JOHN J. HULL.
SmcooL ScrmRIT.e.DErT, T. J. DIMSDALE,
AssrssOR, T. C. EVERTS.
COL'R INTERNAL RvEaUa, N. P. LANGFORD.
County Officers of Madison County.
County Commissioners, JAMES Fsnocus,
J. E. MCCLO .W.
S FaD. K. ROOr.
Probate Judge, Tros. C. Jo.NES.
Sheriff, NEIL HowsI.
Recorder, Rossar N. HILL.
AMistant Assessor let District, JaRRY Coot.
uniietpal Officers of Virginia City.
Mayor-P. S. Prours.
Police Magistrate-T. W. TALLuArsRO.
Clerk-C. J. D. CUrTIs.
Attorney-Joa. C. TORE.
Treasurer--Jos ý. ROCKFLtLOW.
Street Commissioner-H. J. Joawsox.
The regular communications of Virginia City
Lodge, A. F. A A. M., are held on the 2d
and 4th Saturdays in each month.
P. S. PFOUTS, W. M.
Preaching every Sabbath by Rev. A. M. Tonar,
at 11 A. M. at the Union Church. Sabbath School
at 2 P. M. All are invited to attend.
Preaching every Sabbath, by Rev. A. M. HOUGn,
in the M. E. Church, at 10 o'clock, A. N., and 7
o'clock, p. I. Sabbath School at 2 o'clock, P. m.
Heek andA Ladder Company Ne. 1.
MEET regularly every uonday, at 7 o'clock, P.
m., at uasonic nalL By order of
---tf Tox. BAUve. Captain.
Virginia City Coamcilt N.. 2, U. L. A.
T ILL meet every Tuesday evening, at 7 o'clock.
SVBy order of A. M. TORBET, Pres't.
II. J. PAVLtso0, Sec'y. 18-tf
W. F. Sanders. Jerry Cook.
SANDERS & COOK.
ATTORNEYS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
W. M. . SrrToRn, R. B. Psanorr, L. W. Borrox,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
STAFFORD, PARROTT & BORTON,
Attorneys at Law, Office on Idaho street, opposite
the court house, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Nevada City, Montana Territory.
LOUIS BELANGER, - - -. - Porutson.
This hotel is situated on Main street, and in the
best part of the City. The table supplied with the
best the market affords, and the saloon furnished
with the best liquors.
Rooms and beds can be had at reasonable prices.
Charges for board moderate. t41e
Three doors above the Stonewall, Wallace street
Virginia City M. T.
THE beet assortment of cloths, cassimeres and
vest patterns, constantly kept on hand and
made up after the latest fashion. 3m-24
OCCIDENTAL BILLIARD HALL.
ROCKFELLOW £ DENNEB'S BUILDING.
Jackson Street, Virgnias City.
The fn est tables in town. The bar supplied with
the best of Liquors and Cigars.
16--41* JOHN H. KING.
SECORD & FAVUETTE
SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS.
NIONSTANTLY on hand and manuatcturing from
' the best material, all styles of Saddles, Ddles,
Bingle and Double Harnes, or anything else made in
a irat class saddler shop. lm-14
Dedre I Thexto,
Gen.era Blacksmiths and Plough Man
Cover strees. - - VsirWMf City.
PLOUGB8 of the best deseriptios, s"itable for
SRiacha. se in thia co.utry made to orer, in
ie. beat possible manner. Heor, M.'SA dCas-
Sed in the most approved manner. 32tf
W. L. McMra.] [W. Y. Lmov..
McMATE & LOVELL,
Attorneys at Law, Virginia(tyi, M. T.,willpromp.
tly attend to all profeional buiness entrusted to
their care. 32-2m*
OFFICE ONE DOOR WEST OF POST OFFICE
Building. Patients visited at their reidence
when deired. b
ROATH & CO.,
AMERICAN WATCHES JUST RECEIVED DI
rectfrom the meafactorim.
Every description ofJewery mantactaured from I
the Native Gold. Call, Examine Specimes,
aud th judge.
Sign of the XAX OTHR WATCH,
VIRGINIA CITY, Montana Temtory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
J. T. HENDERSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Office on Cover Street, Vgaimnaa Clty.
LIME AND BRICK.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work
one to order. 6-3m
A TTORNEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITY, MON
tan Territory. Omce, in Post Oice building,
on Wallace street. 4--tf
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon.
MUSTACHE AND HAIR COLORING.
Seuth 81Ae of Wallace Street, Va. City
LYONS &WHITE, Proprietors.
Wallace street, VirginiaCity, M. T. J. M. Castner
proprietor. The proprietor announces to his old
frienda and the public generally, that he is now
prepared to accommodate boarders by the meal, day
or week at low rates. His table furnished with the
beat the market affords. 26-tf
JOHN S. ATCHISON,
REVENUE STAMPS AND BLANKS
FOR SALE AT
ALLEN k M1ILLARWS BDANK.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
MONTANA BILLIARD HALL,
Virginia City, Montana Territory. Saboltkie
A Posnanski, Proprietors. 26-ti
F. C. COILnLL, M. D. S. L. F. Wano, M. D
Drs. CORNELL & WARD.
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS.
Drs. BROOKE & GLICK.
Office on Jackson Street, below Wallace, Virginia
City, Montana Territory.' ly-lt
ENCOURRAGE HOME MANUFACTURE.
DOTTER, JOHNSON A TANNER, corner of Co
1. ver and Broadway streets, Manufacturers,
Wholesale and Retail dealers. A miner's candle
i. suitable for drifting, of the best decription. Par
ties buying will save the freight hither and have a
first rate article. 3m--26*
Jowx S. Lswrs, N. B BAxs, D. M. Giu.z..
S LEWIS, HALE & CO.
k. Jewelry Manufacturers.
S VERY description of Jewelry made to order from
L the Native Gold, and warranted. Particular
attention paid to repairing fine watches. Also Ea
- graving done to order.
r, IGN OF TI GOLD WATla h sesr LVrgis City, I T
L. February 25, 1865. 27-tf
its NOTICE TO .UILDERS
. L ROCKENFIELD & C. WHITSON
A RE prepared to de all kinds of Plastering in a
A Workmanlike manner and at a low flare, they
both having served many years at the business. If
you want a good job done, give them a call. For
further particulars enquire at OGr.th & Thompson's
. Store, Idaho Street.
: J.lolbegan's Restauraut?
ed JACKSON bT., - - * * VIRGINIA,
es. In John Hugh's Building.
|rT HIS House will keep open day and night for the
| accommodation of guests. Mealsserved up at
all hours. The table will always be supplied with
L game, fish or any other luxury the season slford.
A Bar, with the choicest articles of Wines, Liq
eat nor. and Cigars, is connected with the house.
JUSTU J VOOLE.
Particular attention given to the sale of Live
Stock and Rel Estate, sales of Stocks of Goods
in Store. Ofce at the Elephant Corral, Virinia
City, M. T. 3m-18
BRUNDY'S MIL, on Stinkwater is prepared
now to saw bills of Lmber of ay alse at short
Their lumber yard in Virginia City, is in the
Warsaw Corral, on Idaho street, whee they con
statly keep the best article of all kinds of lumber
at reasonable rates. Also a kood asotm.nt of
ash and lath costantly kept on hand.
OeHN A. NIELS .*
WWMakey which makes up spladily in ot
Drinks. He c nlr.eo r the pase t.
dive him a call and examin bi stAok e WaaaEe
street, opp Caitr(Wifornia eatnh ge.
[From our speial Cerreneoeet.
B nACK, Feb. 12th, 1865.
Dus Posr :
"aelieving we rejoice to me
The cure removed."
"Othello's occupation's gone." The
high comedy which has been on these
boards for sixty days, closed Tuesda) even
ing at 10 o'clock. The spectators were
bored, the actors were wear, the soenery
dilapdated, and the foot-lights dim. The
whole round of cheap nonsense had long
been exhausted. Even dullness became
familiarly stale, and stupidity reigned un.
questioned monarch of the assembled wis
dom. The two houses waited the greater
part of the p. m., on clerks and on the
Governor, who had his eye closely on the
gentlemen, and carefully e xmined every
bill. There were nervous jentlemen in
either House who were interested in bills
which the Governor could kill by masterly
inactivity. In the Council the dull hours
were whiled away by the question of a ter
ritorial seal, and an occasional hegira across
the road for such creature comforts as Harby
alone could furnish on tick. An occasional
announcement of " Message from the Gov
ernor " would cause the President to take
that Websterian head of his out of both
hands, where he carefully kept it most of
the time, and the silence which indicated
that the members were reflecting on the
matter in a serious mood would again in
Councilman Thompson finally commenc
ed writing, and in the quiet which reigned,
you could hear the harsh scratch of his pen
as it ran rapidly over such paper as had not
before been "cabbaged."
He arose and offered a resolution tender
ing the thanks of the Council to the Pres.
dent of the Council in the usual complimen
tary and deserved terms. The President vac
ated the chair, which was filled by a pro tem
appointment. The resolution did not ex
actly suit Potter, nor were its polite phrases
consonant with the caprices of Bagg, and
even Merriman looked as if he was non
plussed for once, while Dr. Leavitt and
Worden were as pleasant and smiling as
Bagg essayed to write a substitute, but
failing, the aid of a member of the "Third B
House" was invoked whose superlatives P
suited the Honorables not at all, so all o
looked to Merriman to help them out of the w
Bagg made remarks, which, from the p
laughter they invoked from him were, I pre
sume, facetious. Merriman's resolution was
proper enough in terms, but an examination
developed the fact that the President was
not one of the olicers thanked, which was
said to Merriman, who retorted by saying
that he wrote that resolution, and if he had
desired to have the President inserted, he
should have so written it. By this time
President Lawrence had retired to the
famed ante-room, in the rear, in utter dis P
gest, and I hope, with proper contempt also.
Thompson insisted, and his resolutions,
well deserved, went through with an ill
grace from two or three of the members.
Then Merriman's followed, and Bagg of
fered one, well deserved, thanking the ex
sellent little page. The Governor sent them
word that he had no further communi
cation to make. Bagg got nervous, and in
all inconceivable ways sought to coax a bill
from him incorporating certain "cripples" f
from his district, and granting them certain
privileges, but it was no go, and the Council
adjourned .ine die.
In the House-as it was notto form any fr(
portion of the next Assembly-more feeling fr
was manifested, and I doubt if Courtraght th
cracked a joke for the last half hour. The tw
Council sent a committee to settle with th
McCormick for cutting furniture, but he as- ig
sured them that he had received and got rid ro
of all his scrip, andthe joke ended there. ev
As the hours drew on apace, and the last ha
message of the Governor was received,
Representative Faulds, a most excellent man ro
from Beaver Head, made a short speech, in at,
which he related the pleasure he felt at hav
ing made the acquaintance of the members, to
his regret at the inal separation so soon to in
take place, and closed by giving them some w
good advice which there is no imminent th
danger of their following. Mayhew made in
akindly and creditable speech, and alsoMc- s7
Cormick tried to heal up his old more with Li
"Franklin." I presume he has some decent or
feelings left, and really expressed them, ti
but why did he forget them, and write that g,
questionable resolution of the undersigned p1
The orator, however, who was to say oale cc
was Hufaker, who, with that nasal twang, na
long since the exclusive property of local
preachers, hoped to meet his brethren else
where, and we all joined with him in the se
wish that if meet we must, it might be else- g
where, and then the House was a thing ofg
the past. i
New I am not going to write its history. el
The Union minority have done well. Not
all of them can escape criticism or condom
e nation, but the Territory owes them much ri
for the evil they have prevented, if not for v,
' the good they have accomplished. And d
now that my friends have subsided, I can- u
not speak if them unkindly. One domes- o1
tic infeliciti does not always break up the o,
t fsm)y, and y little honeymoon row shall p
not prevent me from doing these gentlemen ti
the kindness of putting their names in Z
Srient. I wish, however, to dis4laim any afl rt
y with divers and sundry of the two Rt
houses who shall nset forgetFRANKLIN
Armr1 EnUsa IT.-Th ownae of th. ti
fossil elephant lately disovered some sixty c
miles to he eastward of this city, yesrday
started out with teams for the purpose of
baibiite t . whoa. all who bave mot
sei the asho elohit wilb are ap
psrtaisty of lln eilt soity
regad to the iirl. Ter . - S?'7' '
The Dams osse so Uasmas.
the opening of a wagon toad from the
mining dIstrts of Mantea to the itaest,
by a abort and soetiscble route, and one
that will avid the necessity of crossing the t
: ocky MoIntsiajis of vast importaneto to
this Territory azd matter in which every
c oitisen of Montana has an interest; and we t
re pleased to obeere that a move of the
greatest importanee has been made in the j
n aticaipaton of a renewal, the eoning
Spring, of indian heetilities on the Platte,
a company was last winter organised for
the purpose of opening a road and build
ing a telegraph lne from Virginia City to
the States; and afterwards incorprated
under the name of the "Missour River
and Roeky Mountain Wagon Road and
Telegraph Company," which company
afterwards consolidated with the "Bose
man City and Fort Laramie Wagon Road
and Telegraph Company," and elected N.
P. Langford, President, Samuel Word,
Secretary, and Samuel T. Hauser, Treas
urer of the Consolidated Company. The i
Board of Directors are Chief Justice H.
L. Roamer, W. B. Dance, Hon. A. S. Pot
ter, Harry Burns, N. P. Langford, Col.
Foster and Capt. Kerchival, gentlemen well
known in this Territory for their business 1
enterprise and energy, and under whose I
1 direction everything will be done that can
E make the route which they have selected, a
safe and desirable one for emigrants to
Messrs. Bridger and Bozeman have joined i
their interests in their respective roads
with those of this Company, and have been I
employed to conduct the emigration from
Fort Laramie, through to the settled per
tion of Montana; and ferries across the
t Big Horn, Clark's Fork and the Yellow
stone, are being established, and bridges
are being built across the smaller streams
wherever they are needed, along the line
of the route. The Company will also open
up their main line of road to the meoth of
a the Yellowstone, and branches to Fort Ben
ton, Milk River, etc.
s The Fort Laramie branch is the most im
tportant one to this Territory, for over it
will roll the great tide of emigration which I
i the recent mineral discoveries in Montana tl
s will speedily bring us. We regard the f
opening of this road as an enterprise of
incalculable importance to this Territory. s
By the present circuitous route via South F
Pass or Bridger's Pass, the best part of the
ll season is consumed in getting to Montana,
while by the Big Horn route, there will be a
saving of seven hundred miles of travel to
Virginia City, and to the towns in the
Prickly Pear Basin, and to other mining
camps east of this city there will be a say
Sing of eight hundred miles of travel, thus
n enabling the emigrants to reach the "dig
gings " in the midst of the mining season.
The grass along this route will feed thou- i
sands of teams ; the water is goad and
abundant, and there is game sufficient to
:e supply an army. As a mail route it has no
superior; the rich rallies through which it
, passes affording at almost all points de
sirable ranches for stations. In the winter i
' these vallies are nearly free from snow, and '
i there are no mountains of any consequence I
to cross, and over this route our mails could
' be brought from Omaha in eight days in
the summer, and ten days in the winter.
We trust that our delegate may at the next
session of Congress, prevail upon the Post
Office Department to transmit our mails
in over this route, that we may not be cut off I
i from all communication with the States for
five or six weeks at a time, as we have been
nl the past winter, in consequence of the deep
snows in the mountain passes.
At the Big Horn River, the emigration
sy from Minnesota, by the route directly west
hg from St. Paul, will touch this road; and
ht that from Sioux City, at some point be
he tween Port Laramie and the Big Horn, so
h that from all quarters of the east, the em
- igration will come to us, by way of this
id road; and in this view of the matter
e* every citizen of Montana is interested in
st having the route opened to travel.
*, The Company under whose direction the
an road is now being opened, intend to con
in struct, as soon as possible, an eleetro-tele
'- graph line from Fort Laramie, to the wes
, tern boundary of this Territory, connect
to ing with other lines running to the North
oe Western portion of Russian America, and
ant thence by sub-marine cable across Behr
du ing's Straits;eonsummating in its connection
[c- with the great Anglo-Russian Telegraph
ith Line running from London to North East
at ern Asia, (and now in process of construe
m, tion under the direction of Hiram Sibley,
?t Esq., and Perry McD. Collins, Esq.,) the
project of uniting by telegraph the great
ale commercial emporiums of the two conti
al The president and treasurer of the com
e- pany, while in Washington last winter. had
he several interviews with Messrs. Collins and
se- Sibley (who are now at St. Petersburg), re
of garding the establishment of this telegraph
line; and it was with more especial refer
,* ence to 'this project that the present com
pany was organized.
a- The enterprise is a vast one, and will
ch require a great deal of money and prse
for verin labor to surmount the multiplied
and dicfulties wlh;b must be encountered but
BU under the direction of those who now hare
es- charge of it, we have no doubt of the sue
the cessful consummation of all that is pro
aU posed, and we can conceive of no one thing
sea that would be of so much beneft to the
in Territory at large, as the opening of this
af- road to emigration, and a connection with
two the east, by mail and telegraphic fseilities.
GOLD In CoirinnTCT.-Dt. Keith a well
known mineralO~git and the owner of a
troat of land in Greenwich, Con., hea ads
covered upon It a gold Vein. One icee
Sstraated therefrom was valued at .
Tas' ew York Fie Departaet is to be
r teoanied; eah opany is to have a
Sstesm and hand engine elevo a1d meý o
oeach cbmpaayo dier? wit u bll
sad telying upon hte legraph.
LATEI . W TELRO. APU. ii
Washington, March 13.
The report current a few days past, that
the United States Consul had been ordered
to leave Matamoras, is without founds
tion. In feat, the Consul, Mr. Pierce, re
signed his oee last year, and consequently s
the closing of the Consulate was a matter .
of course. In view of the complications
ineident to the war in Mexico and the
blockade of the Rio Grande, the United :
States Government has since that time pre
ferred to be represented by a commercial
agent, instead of a Consul, as this class of
oficers have no political functions and don't
require official recognition by the govern
ment of the country in which they reside.
Newbern, March 18. I
Officers just from the front state that an I
order was read to the troops on Saturday i
last from Cox, commanding, stating that he I
would be joined by Sherman in three days,
which created the greatest enthusiasm.
A report states that Sherman is in posses
sion of Goldsboro and that the enemy are
rushing back to Kingston to prevent our
forces from crossing the Neuse river at that
point. The enemy left 700 dead on the
feld before crossing the river, which we
buried. There are many wounded in our
hands. The Shamrock has gone up the
Neuse to Kingston. The river is high.
n ew York, March 14.
Maximillian has published a decree es
tablishing the Catholic Church as the State
Sreligion. All others not opposed to civili
zation and good habits will be tolerated,
but new religions must be authorized by
Newr York, March 15.
It appears by later news that the defense
of Fort Mays by the Union garrison, was a
ver7 brave one, and resulted in finally
obliging the rebels to retreat.
Sherman met with no opposition on his
march, and fought no battie. The rebel
scouts were hovering round him. The di
vision of cavalry of Gen. McBattens, in
the rear of Taylor, has not been seen.
Newbern, March 18.
In a debate in the North Carolina Legis
lature, a few weeks since, one letter stated
that the entire effective force of the Con
federacy numbered only 121,000 men, which
statement, on being questioned, was sub
stantiated by an official document from
Richmond. The State authorities in North
Carolina, who allow no guerrillas to prowl
within the borders of the State, have re
peatedly remonstrated with the authorities
at Richmond against the inhuman treat
meat extended by the rebel government to
prisoners of war.
Washington, March 20.
A letter from Admiral Lee of Bridgeport,
Alabama, states that taking advantage of
high water, he had pushed up Elk river,
and dispersed Roddy's forces, and that the
Alabamians are determined to return to the
Baltimore, March 21.
The steamer Europa has arrived at Wash
ington, bringing Major H. B. Compton,
with dispatches from Sheridan. He also
brought with him seventeen rebel battle
flags, captured by Sheridan during his raid,
several of which he captured himself from
Early's headquarters. Sherman was at the
White House on the Pamunky river on Sun.
day, but was commencing to move towards
the James river, where he has probably by
this time arrived.
New York, March 21.
Correspondence between Davis, Lee and
Grant, concerning a military convention to
settle our dificulties, is published, and con
tains no new fact, except the one that Davis
closed his letter, giving Lee authority to
act, with these words-" Enter into such an
arrangement as will cause at least a tem
porary suspension of hostilities."
The Herald describes the new rebel pri
vateer steamer, named the Confederete
States, and says the authorities at Nassau
have refused her the right of asylum and
she will therefore be unable to coal and con
tinue her cruise.
lew York, March 23.
It is reported that Sherman arrived be
fore the defences of Raleigh on Saturday,
and having planted his guns in a position
commanding the city, sent a summons to
Johnson to surrender.
The victory claimed by the rebels at Ben.
tonville, assuming the of cial statement to
be correct, amounts to nothing but a mo
mentary check to Sherman's left. The next
news from that quarter will doubtless be
the entire accomplishment of the plans of
Washington, March 24.
Advices received from the army of the
Potomac say a great deal of firing has taken
place lately, the rebels opening fire on some
of our working parties as well as on every
house and signal station, and upon passing
trains, but has so far done no injury. The
picket fire of the same portion of the line
is kept up onstantly at night, mainly to
prevent desertions from the rebel army.
The rebels refuse to exchane Richmond
papers. Troops are being daily drilled in
ebreaking amp madpacking up. Deserters
came in last night in front of the ninth
corps, bringing heir arms and, equipments
A gentlemea from Richmond reports that
the rebels admit that the damage done by in
Sheridan smounts to fifty million dollars. of
He estimated the strength of the army
in the Richmond entrenohments at 60,000,
with the home guards and emergency men
in Richmond. He does not believe that ai
Johnson has over 45,000 though be has m
drawn several divisions from Richmond. d
Deep gloom prevails in Richmond, snd ci
everybody seems to feel that the day of H
reckoning is ome.
Cairo, March 25.
A fght ocearred between twenty of our hi
troeos and seventy guerillas thirty miles ci
from Paduhb, on Wedseday bt.
Twenty of the guerillas weskilled; l I1
ug their leader, Capt MeDougal. Captain
Gregory, on our side, wm killed.
New Orleane, March 18.
The grand movement against Mobile
commeneed yesterday by Gem. Beaton 3rd
division, 13th corps, and Col. Bertram, let
brigade, 2nd corps. Gen. Tech's and
Stoke' brigade are also moving in the di
rection of Bennecs.
New York, Merch 24.
The Herald's London correspondent statee
that within a couple of years the Prines
Imperial of France is to make a royal visit
to the United States and take a tour of the
country. He Is to be attended by a splendid
fleet and two or three Ministers of State
and move about with brlliano.
The Nationale Opinion, Prince Napo
leon's organ, commends Sherman's opera
tions and tactics in the highest terms, and
asccses the rebels of having fired Charles
ton. It adds that they have never been
anything but rebels against a just Govern
-sent having for their watchword slaves and
Mexican news via Havana contradicts the
reported defection of Cortinas from the
Imperial cause. He was still devoted to
Maximilian and engaged in suppressing
guerillas. The troubles between the Em
peror and the church party do not abate.
The Pope is said to have remonstrated
against the Imperial order decreeing liberty
of religious opinion.
SChicago, April 2.
President Lincoln telegraphs from City
Point at eight o'clock this, Sunday, morn
ing, as follows : Last night Gen. Grant
telegraphed me that Sheridan, with his
cavalry and the 5th corps, had captured
three brigades of infantry and a train of
wagons, also several batteries. The pris
oners number several thousand.
This morning, Grant, having ordered an
attack along the whole line,telegraphs as fol
lows : Both Wright and Parker got through
the enemy's lines. The battle now rages
furiously. Sheridan with his cavalry and
the 5th corps and Mills division of the 24
corps, which was sent to him this mornings
is now sweeping down from the west. All
now looks highly favorable.
A second dispatch, dated 11 o'clock, from
the President, shows a smash up of the
rebel lines in front of Petersburg by
Wright. Parker and Ord, who have joined
in the fight with Sheridan's cavalry and
the 5th corps and part of the 2d division,
are coming in from the west, on the enemy's
A dispatch from Gen. Grant's Adjt.
Gen. says, fighting has been going on three
days, during which the forces on both sides
have exhibited unsurpassed valor. This is
all we have received thus far, but suficient
to show that all goes well.
From Lass lhance.
IHslua, April 1st, 1865.
Eatroas PosT:-1 went from Virginia
City to Blackfoot, thence to Silver Bow sad
came back by the way of the Big Hole Riv
er here. It is so long since I 'as at Ophir
Gulch on the Blackfoot, that what I have to
say about it may not be interesting, but as
1 promised to write to you, I will. Ophir
Gulch is situated on the north side and
is a tributary of the Little Blackfoot River.
It is about 140 miles north of Virginia City,
and from 20 to 25 miles north of Cotton
wood, in the Deer Lodge Valley. The
snow was from three to four feet deep,
when we were there; so that we could not
tell much about it. It looks well, however;
has a good slate bed rock and plent of
water; but we saw no big prospects. It is
said that there is no gold on the bars, and
from all I heard and saw, my conclusions
were against its being afirst rategulch; but
I may be mistaken--1 hope so.
I think the Silver Bow diggings will prove
to be good, but expensive to work, on ac
count of want of fall in the creek. Silver
Lodes are staked off in all directions in the
neighborhood of Butte City, on the Silver
Bow. If the lodes staked off are all good,
it must be one of the richest silver mining
countries in the world, besides being rich
in gold and copper.
But the diggings here at " Last Chance,"
as it is usually called, in the Prickly Pear
Valley, take the lead of anything in Mon
tana, at the present time, and there are
many gulches still to prove. "Last Chance
Gulch," "Grizzly Gulch," a tributary of
Last Chance, and the " Dry Gulch," are
the best, so far, and probably as good as
Alder Gulch; but labor under a great dif
ficulty for want of sufficient water for min
Helena is a lively mining town about as
large as Nevada City; but many of the houses
are being built to hold lots and for specula
tion. I would not be surprised, however,
if by next fall it should become the largest
town in the Territory, located as it is in
the immediate vicinity of the Prickly Pear
Valley-one of the very best in Montana
and near the Missouri River, Jefferson and
Boulder Valleys. Virginia must do away
with her City taxes and look sharply to her
interests if this plaeoo does not outstrip her
very soon. Vireos.
EFrom t. e Deaver mw of March 15th
The " poor Indian" investigation is try
ing to fnd an idicatios of something or
other, and has packed up for Fort Lyon.
Perhaps it is on the bunt for lying stories.
Our friends of the News most be a.ercis
ed at the si.ht of the Atchison Prem, an.
aoeaingo tbe ponderous fact that thirty
mule teams have been loaded within sty
days, at that plae, eac with
of merchndi se. God help te muleso
How big gey the wheels? It seems thae
daily mails from the East are to be the reg
ular order of the day.
Cherry Creek i misbebhavg a little, bha
iag comised' to ow. The authorities
have provided Me tradsit for loeesotive
Ar. isbi is psiD n 1 .t.. .
satisfaction of the Daverits.