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THE MONTNA POST
9. W. TILTON, & CO., Editors & Proprietors. "I y Country, Kay the Always be right, .It )y Cnatry, Right or Wrong." TE-IS:--7,60 In Gold Per Y? a A
VOL. 1. CITY OF VIRGINIA, MONTANA TERRIORY, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1865. NO. 35
D. W. Tilton, & Co.,
.1W. TmTro.. Bi.. R. Dia..
ruL1sslnZ AX) PZoPri.aoas.
office at the City Dook Stere, Corner
-f Wallace and Jacksoem treets.
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he column, one year, 150 00
a six months' 100 00
f I" three months, 75 00
Regular advertisers will be allowed to change
quarterly without additional charge.
All bussiness communications should be addressed
b D. W. TILTON A Co., Virgtnia City, M. T.
Job Printng of every description executed in a
penrior manner and at reasonable rates.
governor, SIDNEY EDGERTON, Bannck City;
Secretary, H. P. TORSEY;
Chief Justice, II. L. HOSMER,
Asociate Justice, AMMI GIDDINGS,
" " L. B. WILLISTON,
Attorney General. E. B. NEALLEY, Virginia ;
Marshal, C. J. BUCK,
Surveyor General, M. BOYD.
Auditor, JOHN S. LOTT.
Treasurer, JOHN J. HULL.
School Superintendent, T. J. DIMSDALE,
Assessor, T. C. EVERTS.
Collector Internal Revenue N. P. LANGFORD.
County Officers of Madison County,
County Commissioner, James Fergus,
" " J. E. McClurg,
" " Fred. K. Root.
Probate Judge, Thos. C. Jones.
Sheriff, Neil Howie.
Recorder, Robert N. Hill.
Assistant Assessor 1st District, Jerry Cook.
-aniclpal Officers of Virginia City.
Mayor-P. 8. FPfots.
Police Magistrate-T. W. Talliaferre.
Clerk-C. J. D. Curtis.
Attorney-John C. Turk.
Treasurer-John 8. Rockfellow.
Street Commissioner-H. J. Johnson.
ook and Ladder Company No. i.
EET regularly every xonday, at 7 o'clock, :'
S., at Masonic nall. By order of
f---ti ToM. BAi w. Captain.
irginia City Council, No. 2, U. L. A.
ILL meet every Tuesday evening, at 7 o'clock.
By order of A. M. TORBET, Pres't.
a. J. Pct'tso., Sec'y. 18--tt
The regular communications of Virginia City
e, A. F. a A. M., are held on the 2d
4th Saturdays in each month.
P. S. PPOUTS, W. M.
ALr.. DAvri, Sect'y.
Preaching every Sabbath by Rev. A. M. TonRT,
11 A. M. at the Union Church. S4bbath School
2 P. M. All are invited to attend.
Preaching every Sabbath, by Rev. A. M. Hooua,
the M. E. Church, at 10) o'clock, A. x., and 7
clock, P. x. Sabbath School at 2 o'clock, P. x.
. F.Sanders. Jerry Cook.
SANDERS & COOK.
TTORNEYS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
. . STrrroRD, . B. PARuOrr, L. W. BeaRox,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
AFFORD, PARROTT & MORTON,
ttorneys at Law, Office on Idaho street, opposite
court house, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Nevada City, Montana Territory.
BELA1OER, ..... - - Pnona o...
is hotel s sitruated on Main street, and in the
part of the City. The table supplied with the
the market affords, and the saloon furnished
the best liquors.
oms and beds can be had at reasonable prices.
es for board moderate. t41*
doors above the Stonewall, Wallace stree
Virginia City IM. T.
RE beet assertment of cloths, casimerus and
vest patterns, constantly kept on hand and
up after the latest fashion. 3m-24*
CIDENTAL BILLIARD HALL.
OCKFELLOW & DENNEE'S BUILDING.
Jackson street, Virginla City.
SSnest tables in town. The bar supplied with
b"t of Liquors and Cigars.
1--41E* JOHN I. MING.
DDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS.
STANTLY on hand and manufacturing from
t b.t material, 11 styles of Saddle& Bridlee,
* ald Doublt Hars, or anythiag else made i
4C51s saddle shop. Im-14
oodie f Thexton,
'l BZlUdwiUhs amd Plough Man
*t*** , 7 VtiSalo City.
UGHS of thke Ub miptio, mitble for
d. lan thi si u ty, made to order in
*Sable *.i eae, MUas sad Catle
i»*^a>^>aiil M~r. 2kf
W. L. )cMu.] [W. Y. lo.rL..
McM4TR & LOVELL,
Attorneys at Law, VirginiaCit, M. T., willprmp.
ly attend to all profesional busrinn entrusted to
their care. 32-2m*
FFICE ONE DOOR WEST OF POST OFFICE
SBuilding. Ptients visited at their residence
ROATH & CO.,
AMERICAN WATCHES JUST RECEIVED DI
rectfrom the manufactories.
Every descrption ofJelr manctre from
the Native Gold. Call, Exarmine Specimens,
and them judge.
Sign of the XAMMOTH WATCH,
VIRGINIA CITY, Montana Territory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
J. T. HENDERSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Office o* Cover Street, Viglnat City.
LIME AND BR.ICK.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work
one to order. 5-3m
A TORNEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITY, MON
tana Territory. Office, in Post Omce building,
on Wallace street. 4-tf
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon.
MUSTACHE AND HAIR COLORING.
South Side of Wallace Street, Va. City
LYONS AWHITE, Proprietors.
Wallace street, Virginia City, M. T. J. M. Csatner
proprietor. The proprietor announces to his old
friends 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
best the market affords. 26-tf
JOHN S. ATCHISON,
REVENUE STAMPS AND BLANKS
FOR SALE AT
ALLEN & M|IILLARD'S BANK.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
MONTANA BILLIARD HALL,
Virginia City, Montana Territory. Sabolskie
k Posaanski, Proprietors. 26--t
F. C. COR5ELL, M. D. S. L. P. WARD, M. I)
Drs. CORNELL & WARD.
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS.
Drs. BROOKE & GLICK.
Ofice on Jackson Street, below Wallace, Virginia
City, Montana Territory. ly-12
ENCOURRAGE HOME MANUFACTURE.
)OTTER, JOHNSON k TANNER, corner of Co
S ver and Broadway streets, Manufacture.,,
Wholesale and Retail dealers. A miner's candle
suitable for drifting, of the best description. Par
ties buying will save the freight hither and have a
first rate article. 3m-26*
JoaN S. Lvwis, N. B HALE, D. M. GnQrrrn.
LEWIS, HALE & CO.
E VERY description of Jewelry made to order from
the Native Gold, and warranted. Particular
attention paid to repairing fine watches. Abo En
graving done to order.
81 OF THl CGOD WITCI, Jarises , Vigisia (Cty, I. T
February 25, 1865. 27-tf
NOTICE TO BUILDERS
I. ROCKENFIELD & C. WHITSON
A RE prepared to do all kinds of Plastering in a
." Workmanlike manner and at a low figure, 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 Grisath & Thompson's
Store, Idaho Street.
JACKSON bT.* * - - - VIRGINIA,
In John HuIgh's Building.
THIS House will keep open day and night for the
accommodation of guests. Mealserved up at
all hours. The table will always be supplied with
game, lAs or any other luxury the season ords.
A Bar, with the choicest articles of Wines, Liq
uors and Cigars, is connected with the house.
Particular attention given to the sale of Live
Stock and Real Estate, sales of Stocks of Goods
in Store. Office at the Elephant Corral, Virginia
ity, M. T. 3m--18*
BBUNDY'S MILK on; stikwter i" pried..
now to saw hil, of Lumber of aysias at short
Their lumbnr yard in Virgink Ctt', ii in the
Wasaw Corral, on Idaho stree, °Where ty7 con
stantr keep the best ertiale anof hinds od:lumber
a; reaonable rate. Ales a g atiasm at o*
sh and Ath coastantly kept on lhad.
LIQUOR :ST ORE.
JOHN A. NELiSON
HA A O HAND A CHOICE LOT OF OLD RTY
Whiakey which make upeniUdj j RHot
Drikb. He repectflly rq tA& to
gi-e him a mil abl mum c 4i Vasad h"-
-.---..«_pM itdeO 3mlfmL Nni« mm A ., ,fc
BSME I UUU a iu>gig.
This bstit .poe,, whirM Yirie bsd t. 3w
doch, at the Opera House, on the evening df th
day on which it wVs' written;ris been publiihed
with an introduction by Bayard Taylor, who says it
"daeserve to rank wish 'Youig Lochinvar,' emb
Browning's * How they Brought- the Good N..ew.
from Ghent to Aix.'" T his h hprie first a
'pet who has hi.helf wUr lqt,'e',,the abst-i -
dsal of English verses, and will dodbtles gratiy
those who heard it from the lip of Mr. Murdoch,
as well as those who were not thus favored. The
following is the poem:
Up from the South at break of day,
Bringinj to Winchester frrpb dismay,
The afrighted air with a shudder bore,
Like a herald in haste to the chieftain's door,
The terrible grumble and rumble and roar,
Telling the battle was on once more,
And Sheridan twenty miles away.
And wider still those billows of war
Thundered along the horison's bar,
And louder yet into Winchester rolled
The roar of that red sea uncontrolled,
Making the blood of the listener cold
As he thought of the stake in that fiery fray,
And Sheridan twenty miles away.
But there is a road from Winchester town,
A good, broad highway leading down ;
And there, through the flush of morning light,
A steed, as black as the steeds of night,
Was seen to pas with an eagle flight
As if he knew the terrible need
le stretched away with his utmost speed;
Hill rose and fell, but his heart was gay,
With Sheridan fifteen miles away.
Still sprung from those swift hoofs, thundering
The dust, like the smoke from the cannon's mouth,
Or the trail of a comet sweeping faster and faster,
Foreboding to traitors the doom of disaster;
The heart of the steed and the heart of the master
Were beating like prisoners assaulting their walls,
Impatient to be where the battle field calls;
Every nerve of the charger was strained to full play,
With Sheridan only ten miles away.
Under his spurning feet the road
Like an arrowy Alpine river flowed,
And the landscape sped away behind
Like an ocean flying before the wind;
And the steed, like a bark fed with furnace ire,
Swept on with his wild eyes full of fire.
But lo ! he is nearing his heart's desire
He is snuffing the smoke of the roaring fray,
With Sheridan only five miles away.
The first that the General saw were the groups
Of stragglers, and then the retreating troops;
What wa+ done-what to do-a glance told him both,
Then striking his spurs with a terrible oath,
He dashed down the line 'mid a storm of huuass,
And the wave of retreat checked its course there
The sight of the master compelled it to pause.
With foam and with dust the black charger was gray;
He seemed to the whole great army to my:
"I have brought you Sheridan all the way
From Winchester down to save day."
Hurrah, hurrah, for Sheridan I
Hurrah, hurrah, for horse and man !
And when their statues are placed on high,
Under the dome of the Union sky,
The American soldiers' Temple of Fame,
There with the glorious General's name,
Be it said in letters both bold and bright:
" Here is the steed that saved the day,
By carrying Sheridan into the fight,
From Winchester-twenty miles asway ! "
CALI*ORNIA KERosENE.-Hitherto it has
been a matter of doubt whether a really
merchantable article of kerosene or illum
inating oil could be produced from petro
leum in any of the forms in which it is
found on the Pacific coast. Large sums
have been spent in endeavoring to produce
the article in purity, but with questionable
success, and until within a short time it has
been doubted whether it has been possible
to find petroleum fit for that purpose here.
That question exists no longer. Wehad the
pleasure of witnessing experiments last eve
ning, made at the Petroleum, Asphaltum
and Coal Agency of W. H. Tobey & Co.,
Government House Building, in presence
of a number of gentlemen connected with
the press and others, which were conclusive
on that point. A lamp was filled with
Downer's best kerosene, and another with
kerosene produced yesterday from crude
petroleum from the leads of the Buena
Vista Oil Company, in Tulare county by
E. Benoist, proprietor of the chemical lab
oratory, 643 Third street, and both lighted
at once. The flame of each was exactly
the same color, and if any differene in bril
liancy of light existed, it was in favor of
the California article. The California ke
rosene being fresh from the distillery, had a
trifle more of a yellow tinge than the east
ern article, but the olior was not a particle
more pungent or offensive, and neither gave
off any perceptible smoke. That Califor
nia can produce kerosene equal to any
manufactured from. Pennsylvania petro
leum, is now certain, and the only questions
remaining are as to quantity and cost.
Should both points be cleared up, and the
result be found in our favor, then look out
for "Petroleum on the brain," and "Pe
troleum aristocratc in their moat malignant
epidemic forms in California.
SVBa'iTRRANEAa RAILWAY.-A subterranean
railway is now in an advanced state of con
struction, running about four and a half
miles under the city of London. It com
mences at Victoria street in the midst of
what was formerly a disreputable thorough
fare, but is now a common centre for the
great Northern, the London, Chatham and
Dover, and the Metropolitan lines. From
that point it passes easterly,baving a large
number of intermediate stations. On the
occasion of a recent trip through its length,
the air was found to be perfectly sweet, and
free from unpleasantness or dampness. The
locomotives used condense their own steam
and consume their own smoke. The sur
face of the rails is made of steel. The
line is made for two guages, and it is a
double track throughout. The carriages
will be roomy and well vratilated, and
and lighted with portable gaI. .
GK.nrAL Tox Taum., who is one 0. the
" littlest" men livin, is at the wame time
one of the greatest Mdaon. He hatak~nh
7the A #A.p' 19,11r 6 w%..L "
H»»ui~ia~~i<i*i^. 1M__ A
3.11u P.'. l' r .si, A1,prlt- -M :
Peir *,L 1 tthe mAtt.r over at
Vig ia, that every body seems to be stam
I tfte te to this part ot the eountryP
I it bedauseu have a city Incorporation,
dr is it "the accursed thirst for gold ?"
bdreidd are thronging hither daily. We
~tellwhat all will do. To be sure, our
I are bcoad--esmeof our gulohes rich
-.e, heatre, and energy will develop the
rebtiess of bar quartz, bat if immigration
pours in upon us at this rate, this part of
the country will be completely overdone.
Many are, perhaps, transient visitors, while
others are upon a " wild goose chase,'
hoping to capturd that wandering fowl,
from whose breast to pluck the golden
feathers. We think this goosely bird will
undoubtedly evade the grasp of many.
We were up to represent our claim on
Tesder-Foot, Lump, Emigrant or Humbug
gulch, on last Saturday.. The gulch is
known by many different names; which is,
perhaps, all it ever willýbe noted for. The
number present was variously estimated
from one thousand to fifteen hundred per
sons. The prevailing sentiment, ird the
morning, was to hang the Recorder. This
probably would have been done, had the
crowd been a little drunker. However, the
Recorder was relieved of his office, and an
other appointed; the multitude began to
disperse; claims were jumped; new laws
passed; the former Recorder was reinstat
ed,and a general confusion followed. We
waited until those who were sober started
away, and those who remained got too
drunk to pass any more laws, when we left
for home, breathing freer and deeper.
We have not yet seen an almanac this
year, but the soft, balmy breeze, beautiful
weather, spring grass, budding trees, the
busy preparations for coming industry, the
resper song of the early frog which is borne
to our ears upon the evening air-all con
vince us that spring has indeed come. A
few scattering snow-banks alone remain as
a vestige of rrim winter.
This is representation day here. The
usual lethargic feeling common to this
sleepy hollow, is the most prominent fea
ture observable. The claims have been laid
over until the first of June. We presume
they will again be laid over from time to
time, then from time to eternity, and after
wards made real estate, which will probably
be the udtimatum. During our short life
we have visited the different mining
countries from the British Possessions to
Mexico, endeavoring to read men and
things as we ran; but it baffltes our brain
to point out, even in the midst of the Dig
ger Indians of the far west, a locality where
there is as little energy displayed, as here.
The only reason we can see for such a state
of things is that we have among us a large
proportion of men, (?) (dead-heads, bum
mere or stoughten bottl(es would be more
descriptive terms to use), the majority of
whom are pilgrims, whose motto is, to get
possession of all they can, and keep all
they can get-developing nothing, doing
nothing, but reclining lazily upon the
south side of a bank and waiting patiently
for others to prospect that they may reap
the benefit. This, to use a German term, is
ausgietpiell. This is now the working sea
son, and if the claim-owners do not work
their claims, another man has a right to do
it. Three companies have been working
diligently to try to prospect the creek, and
we hope to see others come who will take
the claims that are unoccupied and go to
work on them. At the meeting to-day, after
the motion to lay over the claims had been
somewhat discussed, many persons became
disgusted at the absurdity of the move, and
left. Thus the majority of the bona jide
miners of the gulch took no part in the pro
coeedings whatever, and those who wish to
take claims on the gulch for the purpose of
working them, can, we think, get backing
enough to hold them.
To-day we made the acquaintanee of Mr.
Strait, our present County Recorder, whose
gentlemanly deportment and thorough busi
ness turn warrants us that we are safe in
predicting he will make a good and honest
official, and, as he has "quartz upon his
brain," we wish him all the success his
endeavors may deserve.
Provisions of all kinds have advanced to
a fearful price. Flour is fifty dollars per
sack, and as much more as the merchant's
conscience will allow him to ask. Board
ing is twenty-four dollars per week, and
everything else (except labor) pro rata.
Everybody here is making money either in or
out of pocket. "Everything is lovely and
the goose" (that golden one) will hang
bigh, until the first of June, no preventing
Yours respectfully, Rovna.
A TErnLX material, the product of the
mulberry tree, has recently been discovered
by accident. It was observed that when
the branches of the mulberry tree were split
off, a long, white, silky tuft in a few weeks
hung down from the wounded part, and that
it was well adapted for thread when bleach
ed by the weather. It was found by means
of suibsequent experiments that the mul
berry is capable of affording a large quan
tity of this material, whiclh has been named
"tree silk." It is procured of the best
quaslity while the sap is in the tree; the
product is too woody in wintrr; and is not
suitable for the finer textile fabries.
- ·1. ...1.i
sT'M sale of maize paper in the Gorern
ment Printing Office, at Vienna, his in
creased so largely that paper made of other
substances Is. liable to a very dangerous
competition. Many pavate establishments
have already made hery apurhases of this
paper, manufaetored in bhe Imperial Mill.
t Is also 4d for prinatng the new paper
Wi WaKr. a *sapaor r«,« like pours ai4
one of ItnIuT t9 a "qgmoeU'.oihing
oi'lal ew i me s sa
TnsLM in iT^^f| ' l
tftB&IB ~ld^ ttBf l*«ft yBi.*ireA~^^p"~inny 'Tt;^i pr~ ~ t-H
Inas the meor 14ge d Ilms.
Savan Bow, April 15, 1865.
Enrron Post :-It would seem by you:
correspondent , Sand HillPs" statement,
that some of your letter writers have oe
csaionally over--eached the truth. Taking
it for granted that your humble servant is
one of the derelieting persons, I must cor
reet him. His reference to what he terms
".quite a bread riot," is wholly incorrect.
There was only one person engaged in the
affair, and he did not even ask for credit,
but attempted to wuake away with the floor
surreptitiously. Being discovered, he de
clared then that he would have what he de
sired at any cost. The owner, and not
Mr. Darwin, told him be would give him
suffieient to satisfy his present wants, which
he did, and when the same had been con
sumed, to come again, and he would give
him some more. The man was intoxicated,
and had he not been in this state, the affair
never would have occurred. This is the
whole truth and extent of " Sand Hill's"
in speaxing or the prospect obtained on
No. 83 in Summit district, he says it was
the report that $5 90 had been washed out
of a single pan, and that it had now grown
to .5j5. 1 think that it must have grown to
that figure in the fertile brain of "S. H.,"
for certainly no one in this place has ever
heard of that sum being mentioned as the
amount. Since that time, numerous other
prospects have been taken out, all of which
have been of the most satisfactory charac
ter. On No. 62 below discovery, in Sum
mit district, one dollar per pan was washed
out of three pans in succession. In the
lower drain ditch, ten cents was washed
out on a shovel, and to-day nineteen cents
was taken from a pan of dirt from the mid
dle drain ditch. It is expected that these
ditches will be completed in a few days,
when Silver Bow will be attracting some of
the Last Chance stampeders, who have un
doubtedly found that is not the last chance.
The news from Ophir gulch is quite dis
couragi ng, but as it has not been thorough
ly prospected, but little can be said of its
merits pro or con. The drainage of a few
claims will be finished this week, when its
value will be ascertained, and I will advise
German gulch is proving extremely good,
and all the claim owners are in high spirits.
A large amount of work is in progress, and
the work of taking out money will be short
In this gulch, the miners are improving
the fine weather, and a large number are at
work on the various ditches. In the curse
of two weeks over forty claims will be run
ning, and I venture nothing, in the asser
tion that this will prove as remunerative a
gulch as has yet been found. But I must
close, thanking you for that bundle, which
came most acceptably.
Yours truly, LarD PENcn..
Fresm Last Chance.
HILnn.a, April 13th, 1865.
EDnron Post:- On my arrival here, I
found the city as lively as ever, and build
ing progressing very rapidly. Travelling
along our streets is decidedly muddy work,
since mining commenced. The water in
our gulch is not fit to drink, after the early
hours of the morning, it is so much dis
turbed. A supply is brought round by
teams in the same manner as it used to be
in Virginia, during last summer. There is
some stampeding constantly afoot to new
gulches; but nothing yielding a very big.
reliable-prospect has been struck yet, in
addition to the gulches already known.
Cattle are a source of constant trouble to
the owners. The custom is to turn them
out at night and fetch them in soon after
daylight. The latter operation is very dif
ficult, in many instances, the animals tak
ing a wide range, and it often happens a
man will hunt two or three days, before he
can find them. A few hours tramp through
the valley is looked upon as a sort of inev
itable casualty and evokes little sympathy.
No one seems discouraged out here; but,
on the contrary, every one appears to think
his prospects for the future are very bril
liant. lbelieve the indications of a good
time coming are sufficiently reliable to jus
tify the most cautious in planting their
stakes here. In spite of the snow, pros
pectors are traversing every accessible spot,
in quest of lodes. The` number of those
discovered already is very great, and many
prospect fnely; but about these things
more anon. You can hardly believe how
anxious for news the people are. W. F.
Sanders brought us thb tidings of the fall
of Richmond, and I for one am not very
much afflicted at the intelligence, and would
like to hear more of the same sort.
Yours truly, GC.vr.x.
Tnm funniest story of this age is told by
aDetroit paper. A lady suspected herhus
band of improper intimacy with the hired
girl. Without irforming her husband of
her intentions she sent the girl off and that
night wer.t to sleep in the girl's bed. She
hadn't been there long when somebody
came in and took the other half of the bed
About two hours after the wife rose, intend
ng to reveal the intended infidelity of her
spouse, struck a light, when lo! it was the
servant man I
Tan longest line of railway in the world
is the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada.
-hich extends from Portland, Maine, to
Quebec and the river Da Loop east-to
Sarnia, at the foot of Lake Haron, west
-ith several branch lines, inoluding a total
of. 1,39G ailes, under one managemeIt.
Is is to be further extended to Cicago, in
a direct line from Sarnia by way of Lan
sing, the capital of Michigan, a distance of
30 miles--mkixn a total of 1,71, Milee.
Oi of the bi rta i alpe
Grove, amed~ " 0dowr a
1a4 week. a 14
In the Daoly Ne of March d we no
tie. a requisition to George T. Clark, ten.
daring the hearty support of the sabeeribers
for his election as mayor. The document
is signed by many prominent citizens, and
is followed br the worthy nominee's ae
ceptance. We wishim arousing majority.
George T. Clark is the right sort of a man.
The Denverites are suffering from un
eertaiu weather-tat I-weather whekb is
certain to make everybody uncomfortable.
SMr. Frank Pope, from soother Colorado e'
New Mexico leaves hbe to-day for Virginia City,
Montana market, with three thousand uheep, slee
and fat s r Pike's Peak pasters could coaditiesi
them. The Brnnackites will have the chance to
feast on mutton chops all the smamer."
There are several fine sets of teeth in
Virginia and many excellent judges of mat.
ton. Drive them along.
" Tin CaI.s mr a Coinse.--The "Overland
Camel Company,"lit is announced, is rapidly com
pleting its preparations for busiesM. They propose
carrying the great Overland mails and also the local
mails on side routes. Omaha is named as the start
ing point on the Missoauri sad Bacramento the Pa
" A camel will carry a thousand pounds and travel
fifty miles a day for thirty days in succession. Of
course, with proper relays, the speed can be greatly
increased. It is said they will endure more hard
ships and adapt themselves to the climate more
readily than either the horse or mule.
" Mr. Marsh, long U. 8. minister at Constanti
nople, and long known as one of our best scholars
and most celebrated eastern travelers, is at the head
of this new and novel enterprise. This fact alone
gives a goad assurance of its succes."
They may, in course of time, organize a
dromedary extension to Montana. Better
live in hope than die in despair.
Tax Onrm SIDI.--Since Buckner was
turned loose by the Boise county Probate
and Justices' courts, again to prey upon
unoffending people, some further facts in
relation to the matter have come to light.
It was stated in this paper soon after the
escape of Buckner from Virginia City, that
the Sheriff, Mr. R. C. Knox, was forced
to resign his office. That was the report
that reached here, yet so far from being
true, Mr. Knox voluntarilyresigned his of
flce for reasons having no connection with
the Buckner affair. Buckner did not es
cape from the officer; but some of the legal
fraternity of Montana can perhaps give a
correct account of how he did escape. He
was by courtesy in the charge of his counsel
for the purpose of arranging his private
affairs, when he escaped. Moreover, in re
gard to the insinuation indulged in by the
World, that obtaining a large reward and to
prevent prosecution, were the motives that
urged the officers of Montana to their ef
forts in capturing the fugitive from justice
-we are assured by those who ought to
know, that there has never been any reward
offered for Buckner, neither was there any
prosecution instituted or feared by him
against any one. The officers of Montana
have exhibited commendable diligence in
pursuit of an offender, having travelled over
two thousand miles for that purpose, pay
ing their own expenses. Had it not been
frst, for the absence of the Governor, so
that an order for the delivery of Buekner to
the officers of Montana could not be obtain
ed, and secondly,for the illegal proceedings
of the officers of Boise county in turning
him loose, the prisoner would at last have
been carried back to answer for his crime.
This is the other side of the case.-Idaho
Statesman, March 9th.
"Tun MorTA.A Posr.-We have before
us a late issue of the Montana Post, pub
lished at Virginia City, Montana Territory,
a neat.six column paper, printed on small
type. Thp appearance of the paper both
editorially and typographically is a credit
to the Territory it represents. It is the
only paper published in the Territory. The
city sustains a theatre. a pit for the exhi
bition of the " manly art of self-defence,"
numerous stores, and a few drinking us
loons.-Nebraska City News.
Famorrrosc.-Notwithstanding the bad
condition of the roads, and the changeable.
ness and inclemency of the weather, seve
ral large trains have loaded in this eity,
and .started for the west within the week.
At this time there is another large train
loading for the mines, and still our ware.
houses are crowded with freight, awaiting
transportation. The amount of all kinds
of freight to be received here for shipment
to the Western Territories this season, will
greatly exceed that of any former season.
--tchison Press, March 15.
A CRiAT iron feat has lately been per
formed in England. A sheet has been roll*
ed from common iron at Messrs. Williams'
iron mills, at West Bromwich, which is
only the 1,015th part of an inch in thick
ness. Another sheet the 1,400th part of an
inch thick, has been produced by leusrs.
Neville of Llanelly.
A roU.c girl, Betsey, who had become
tired of single blessedness, thus wrote to
her intended: "My dear Jo cum rite oph
ef you air comming at awl. Ed Kollins is
insistin that I shal have him, & he hugs and
kisses me kontinuerlv and I kant hold out
much longer, bat will have 2 kave in.
" MAuA," said a young lady to her
mother the other day, " what is emigrat.
ing?" "Emigrating, der,is a yoag lady
golngto Australia." "What i OoloaIsing,
mamma?" " Colonizsig, dear, is many
ing there and havingAfiai l." "Mamma,
I shold like to go to Auatlia."
TaHs will be fouro ' this ysar
two ef the ua,aa, d. t *M. O m ,.
eclips of the sua oeur .4, ~h .IA
AprU ad the 1Sth of 0- L e
the moo on the 11th of Ap~ I&14
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