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TH E MONTANA POST.
D. W. TILTON, & CO., Editors & Proprietors. y Country, May she Alway be right, But My Coutry, Right or Wrong."' TUXS:'47,50 In Gol Per Yer in Avasee
VOL. 1. CITY OF VIRGINIA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1865. NO. 39,
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D. W. Tilton, & Co.,
D. W. TILTor . Bx'. R. Dn.a.
PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETOas.
Office at the City Book Store, Corner
of Wallace and Jackson Streets.
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quarterly without additional charge.
All hussiness communications should be addressed
to D. W. TILTON & Co., Virginia City, M. T.
Job Printing of every description executed in a
Superior manner and at reasonable rates.
Governor, SIDNEY EDGERTON, Bannack City;
Secretary, HI. P. TORSEY;
Chiof Justice, II. L, HIOSMER.
Associate Justice, AMMI GIDDINGS,
. L. B. WILLISTON,
Attorney General. E. B. NEALLEY, Virginia;
Marshal. C. J. BUCK,
Surveyor General. M. BOYD.
Auditor, JOIjN S. LOTT.
Treasurer. JOHN J. HULL.
Sup't of Public Instruction, T. J. DIMSDALE.
Assessor. T. C. EVERTS.
Collector Internal Revenue N. P. LANGI'ORD.
A. M. TORBET, Clerk of the U. S. District Court.
County Officers of Madison County.
County Commissioner, James Fergus,
" " J. E. McClurg,
" " Fred. K. Root.
Probate Judge, 0. F. Strickland.
Sheriff. Neil Hlowie.
James Williams, Nevada, Depaty Sheriff.
Treasurer, Theo. Mutly.
Recorder, Robert N. Hill.
Assistant Assessor Ist District, Jerry Cook. *
Municipal Officers of Virginia City.
Mavor-P. S. Pfoute.
Police Magistrate-T. W. Talliaferro.
Clerk-C. J. D. Curtis.
Attorney--John C. Turk.
Treasurer-John S. Rockfellow.
Street Commissioner-H. J. Johnson.
W. F. Sanders. Jerry Cook.
SANDERS & COOK.
A TTORNEYS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
W. M. STAFFORD. R. B. PARROrr, L. W. BonToN,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
STAFFORD, PARROTT & BORTON,
Attorneys at Law, Office on Idaho street, opposite
the court house, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
YOUNG AMERICA EATING HOUSE.
Next door east of the Montana Billiard Hall.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
T IIE Tables supplied with the best the market
affords. The choicest Wines, Liquors and
Cigars always to be found at the Bar.
3l:3lw F. W. BECKER.
FRANCIS R. BILL,
VIRGINIA CITY, M. T.
DEBTS Collected; Deeds¶l eases, am Powers of
-D Attorney drawn: Abstracts of Title made or
verified; Ackulowledgments and Depositions taken
according to law. Revenue Stamps for sale.
Offci at the store of Erfort, Busch & Co., Idaho
REFeaRCess:-Erfort, Busch & Co., Pfonts &
Ilussell, Dance & Stuart, HI. Poznanski & Bro.,
Virginia City, M. T. 33-tf
MERCHANT TAIL R,
Three doors above the Stonewall, Wallad street
Virginia City M. T.
TIIE best assortment of cloths, cassimeres and
vest patterns, constantly kept on hand and
made up after the latest fashion. 3m-24*
OFFICE TW( DOORS WEST. )F NOWLA.N'S
J BRank lBuilding. Patients visited at their real
tdenco when desired. tf-30
W. L. McMATR.] [W. Y. LovELu.
McMtATH & NOVELL,
Attornevs at Law, VirginiaCity, M. T.,willpromp
tly attend to all professional butinses entrusted to
their care. 32-2m*
SECORD & FAUCETTE
SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS.
C.ONSTANTLY on hand and manufacturing from
the beft material, all styles of Saddler, Bridles.
·ingle and Double Harnles, or anything else made in
a first class saddler shop. lm--14
Dodge S Thexton,
General Blacksmiths and Plough Man
'over street, - - - Itwil City;
)Lf)UIIIS of the best description,, suitable for
. Ranchmen in this country, made to order in
he best possible manner. Horses, Mules and Cattle
shod in the most approved msane. * 29tf -
JUSTUS COORK .
GENERAL AUOTI O-NER.
Particular attention gives to the ;Ale of Live
Stock and Real Fstate, ales of Stocks of Gooes
In Store. OAice at the Elephant Corral, : si
City, . T.3-,I
J. T. HENDRSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Office on Cover Street, Vigilta City.
LIME AND BRICK.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work
one to order. 5-4m
Win. CHUR ASERO.
'A TTORNEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITY, MON
tana Territory. Office, in Post Offce building,
on Wallace street. 4--ti
OCCIDENTAL BILLIARD HALL.
ROCIFELLOW & DENNEE'S BUILDING.
Jackson Street, Virginia City.
The finest tables in town. The bar'supplied with
the best of Liquors and Cigars.
16-41* JOHN H. MING.
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon.
MUSTACHE AND HAIR COLORING.
South Side of Wallace Street, Va. City
LYONS & WHITE, Proprietors.
Wallace street, VirginiaCity, M. T. J. M. OMatner
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 & IMlLLARD'S BANK.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
F. C. CORNELL, M. D. S. L. F. WAnD, M. D
Drs. CORNELL & WARD.
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS.
Drs. BROOKE & GLICK.
Office on Jackson Street, below Wallace, Virginia
City, Montana Territory. ly-12
ROATH & CO.,
AMERICAN WATCHES JUST RECEIVED
direct from the manufactories.
Every description of Jewelry manufactured from
the Native Gold. Call, Examine Specimens. and
Sign of the MAMMOTH WATCH,
VII1GINIA CITY, Montana Tcrritory.
f~ Corner of Jackson and Wallace streets, in
the City Book Store. 3m-31
ENCOURRAGE HOME MANUFACTURE.
POTTER, JOHNSON & TANNER, corner of Co
ver and Broadway streets, Manufacturers,
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-260
Jons S. LEWIS, N. B HALE, D. M. GILLETT.
LEWIS, HALE & CO.
E VERY description of Jewelry made to order from
V the Native Gold, and warranted. Particular
attention paid to repairing fine watches. Also En
graving done to order.
.1G1N OF THE GOLD LWTCH, Jacksot St., Virginia City, I. T
February 25, 1863. 27-tf
Nevada Cily, Montana Territory.
LOUIS BELANGER, - - - -- PporalrroR.
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 c;n be had at reasonable prices.
Charges for board moderate. t41*
BRUNDY'S MILL, on Stinkwater is prepared
now to saw bills of Lumber of any size at hbort
Their lumber yard in Virginia City, is in the
Warsaw Corral, on Idaho street, where they con
stantly keep the best article of all kinds of lumber
at reasonable rates. Also a good assortment 'of
sash and lath constantly kept on band.
.71ohergan'as Restaurant :
JACKSON bT., * - - VIRGINIA,
In John hugh's Building.
TIr IS House will keep open day and night for the
. accommodation of guests. Meals serred up at
all hours. The table will always be supplied with
game, fish or any other luxury the season affords.
A Bar, with the choicest articles of Wines, Liq
uors and Cigars, is connected with the house.
JOHN A. NELSON.
HAS ON HAND A CHOICE I)T OP OLD RYE
Whiskey which makes up splendidly in Hot
Drink'. He respecfully requests the public to
givehim a call examine his stock on Wallace
street, opposite Californi Exchange.
MONTANA BILLIARD htALL,
Virginia City, Montana Territory. Sabolakie
& Posnaaki, Proprietors. 26-tf
T E HAVE IN OUR LUMBER YAiRDO TlHE
.corner oft Idado.and Broadwsy strts, VIr-'
ginia City a complete aseentmentoHtIT PINE,
and other lumber, and cia spply customrs o~ n
theahorteet notice. Orders may be leftat the Lm
bhe Yard and will be prompt Stied4 We ha.s the
ouly nmill in the Territory -which Ensa winter and
summer, and can All orde~ at all se9ois.
4-ti t HOMPSON C,0.
WALLACE STR T, VIROINIA CITYr, Y. T.
J. I. Castuer, Prepnateer.
THS Popular Hotel, whioh formsprt of Cast
ner's b, , ha.been enlarge and rfitted
in a style to meet the demaads of the public. Its
Iarder s well supplied ad its tables furaished with
the bet the market afferds.
The Idaho Billiard Hall,
arried on by Hur.. A CAra, containi four First
Class iilliard Tables, where the lovers of the game
can always be accommodated. The old friends of
J. J. HuUd J. M. Catner,.can always And them at
call at THE IDAHO, where them oce of the Treas
urer is situated. 3f-tf
3B. X. MA&T IN,
A GENT for the purchase and sale of Real Estate
dand MiningClaims. Persons wishing to pur
chase or sell Qsarts or Gulch claims, or ranche or
city property, will dowell to give me a call. Pros
pectorafor Lodeswill find it to their advant
age to see me beforestaking. Persons wishin to sell
quart claims, located in Colorado, can (by leaving
with me a description of the same,) have the true
present value ascertained without delay, and sales
effected through my agency, and receive payment at
my office or in Denver city. Conveyancing in all its
forms, done with neatness and dispatch. Ihave for
sale a oumber of valuable claims on gold and silver
lode., In different counties. of the Territory, and a
few superior gulch claims in Madison county, on
reasonable terms. Office at the Assay Office of
Cewen & Co., opposite the Post Ofce in Virginia
City, M. T.
February 24th, 1865. 3m-27*
HOSEBB & HAUBEB,
[JAVE established an agency for the purchase
and sale of Gold and Silver Quartz Claims in
fiferent parts of the Territory. One of the part
ners will attend in person, to the introduction and
sale of Lodes in New York, Philadelphia, and other
Eastern cities, and the other, to obtaining the
sme in this city. Arrangements will be made,
early in the spring, for expressing good specimens
to the New York Office, and for procuring reliable
assays at the office in this city. Office at the Post
)fice, and S. T. Hlauser & Co's. Bank, on Wallace
ALLEN &* MILLARD,
Virginia City, Montana Territory.
COIN, GOLD DUST, TREASTRY NOTES, and
S FOREIGN and DOMESTIC EXCHANGE.
B. F. ALLEN, J. H. MILLARD,
Des Moines, Iowa. Virginia City, M. T.
JOHN it GILBERT,
Assistant Assessor of U. S. Internal Revenue for
the First Division of the Collection District of
Montana, embraacing Madison County. Office fir-t
door east of City Drug Store.
Virginia City, April 27, 1865. 36-tf
To Watchmakers and Jew
H AVING established myself in Salt Lake City,
U. T., I can supply the trade with all kinds
of Tools and Materials, at reasonable prices.
A large stock of WATCHES, CHAINS, DIA
MONDS and JEWELRY of every description, con
stantly on hand.
Everything warranted as represented, wholesale
Formerly Agent of Isaac S. Josephi A Co.,
33-1m San Francisco, Cal.
EGGERS & LUDLOW.
(Successors to Gamble, Walker A Co.,)
fORNER of Idaho and Broadway. streets, Vir
ginia City, M. T. All kinds of Sluice or Build
ing Lumber. Lumber bills filled on short notice.
Also yards at Centreville and Nevada. ly-32
Suanmis City, Meatana Territory,
W. H. PILES, PROPRIETOR.
T> E above named house is now open for guests
and boarders. Good beds, and the best the
market affords for the table. A good bar connected
with the house, under the management of F. Church.
Wallace Street, Virginia City, Oppo
site the Post Office.
T HE UNDERSIGNED has now completed his
large and commodious building, frst floor 96 x
18, second foor 18 x 32, and is now prepared to so
commodate all who will give him a call. The table
will be furnished with as good as the market affords,
and the prices to suit the times.
Keals Served up at alH1 ours,
H. C. CROWELL, Proprietor.
JOHN H. 'MING.
Corner Wallace and Jackson sta., Virginia
City, Montana -Teraitory.
BOOKS & STATIONERY.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL.
BOOTS and SHOES.
SLL you that want CHOICE GAI:.DLN SEEDS
SVERY DEsCRIIPTi 0o ,
Direct from the Aricutral D .,rtame.t t Wash
. ingto, call at
DA C- & STUARTa.
TTBhisvrm cownd asn theon tour our li
V stand .ao wn tbe W3IT LUMBER
YARD. Hlate s bans 8.,.o0 eteo_ . l white
ra. k o. / .ch-n .s il or.strets,
Iteams ern Pesser Ledge Couanty,
SrLvnt Bow, April 30th, 1865,
KDrror Post -Ai I predicted some time
sinee, the character of our Gloch is improv
ing, Doh at home end abroad. Our repre
sentation day occurs to-morrow, and judg
ing from the number of strangers in town,
there will hardly be a possibility of all the
ground not being represented, as a few have
declared. The exceedingly favorable pros
pects which have been obtained during the
last week or two have caused more inter
eat in our place than one would suppose
could have been shown after it had so often
been condemned as worthless. But the fa.t
that there is gold here andin paying quan
tities, has proven too much for the allure
ments of even a snell or a sand-hill, and a
goodly-number of the LastChanoeites have
demonstrated their belief in this by coming
here and purchasing ground.
There has a report gone out that some
very large prospects have recently been
taken out of No. 83 above discovery, but it
is a mere rumor, having no foundation. A
little sluicing has been done on this claim,
however, and the result sustains the good
opinion of it, based upon the prospecting
done in this claim some weeks since, about
$60 being washed out in an hour's run, one
man shoveling. A number of claims in that
vicinity have been prospected, and all have
thus far equalled the above. Yesterday a
shaft was sunk on No. 158 above discovery,
and in one pan a nugget weighing over $7
was found, and others yielded from twenty
five to seventy-five cents of fine gold.
The Thompson company, owning No. 123
above discovery, with other-claims in this
vicinity, have tested their ground in a thor
ough manner, and are highly gratified with
the prospects obtained: They are now en
gaged in stripping a large pit, and will be
gin to take out out money in the course of
a few days. It is expected that some of the
drains will be completed during the ensu
ing week, when a large number of claims
will be set running. The companies have
had a great deal of trouble in the prosecu
tion of their work, provisions having been
very scarce, money ditto, and the weather
Ophir has "fizzled," or a large portion of
it. It said that the ground between the
month of the dry gulch, known as "Tiger
'ulch," and Pence & Co.'s discovery, is
good; but there is nothing certain with re
gard to it, and the whole thing is looked up
on as a failure. There would be less of
such work if fecing recorders were done
away with, when there would be no partic
ular object for parties to raise stampedes,
at least to such very extensive gulches.
The lower district of German gulch is al
so thought to be of no value; the upper
ones, however, are said to fully equal the
far-famed Summit District of Alder gulch,
and claim-owners are in the most buoyant
spirits. Ground sells at a very high figure
that which changes hands at all-while
some is held at fabulous rates.
The news of the assassination of Presi
dent Lincoln and the Secretary of State
startled the community like a thunder-bolt
from a cloudless sky. Following so speedi
ly upon the reports of victories by our ar
mies, which caused a thrill of gratitude and
joy through every loyal heart, it paled many
a cheek with grief and anger, and made the
blood run cold at the recital of the horrid
deed. Now, just as a few rifts might be
seen through the war-cloud which has so
long enveloped our ship of state; with the
white-winged angel Peace hovering over
our distracted land; with all looking for
ward to the time when the slogan-cry of
war wo ild be stilled; the fearful carnage
which has so long raged uncontrolled, be
stopped, and the flowing of human blood
assuaged; and as the garland wreath of
vicroar was placed upon our standard, a
cowardly assassin must deprive of life him
who had labored so long, so faithfully and
so well, to attain these results, and who, by
his sacrifices and devotion, had conferred
upon the American nation a boon to be for
ever prised, and throw millions of hearts
into grief never before experienced. All
party feeling was lost in contemplation of
the terrible tragedy, not. even those who
avowed themselves rebel bympathisers up
holding the act, but all joined in the feeling
of the hour; and many and bitter were the
curses hurled by the people here upon the
murderers of Abraham Lincoln and Wil
liam H. Seward.
A most distressing accident occurred here
last Friday, resulting in the death of a very
worthy man named John Noonan. He, in
company with his partner, went out to hunt
some stock, and thinking he might see some
gameotook with him a gun. While seated
on a large stone seating himself, with the
butt of the ride on the ground, he drew the
piece toward him, when the hammer caught
on something, and descending, exploded
the cap, diachargingtbh contents of the gun
intobis right breast. It stupifled him for
an instant, but recovering himself, he got up
and eoeing his cldthing on fire,and the blooa
pouring from his side, he exclaimed, "Good
-od! I am shot!" His companion imme
diately ran for assistance, and had the poor
man removed to his cabin, where he died a
few bouts after. Dr.. S. C. Day made an
examination, and found the ball had devered
the internal axillary artery. The deceased
was from Liberty, Clay Co., Mo.
The quartz mania does not abate in the
least, but is rather increased by the beauti
fal weather we are now enjoying. A lode
was struck a few days sinPe, by a party
ro6hing ia dry guldc, wrbich was called
the ">o kerLode." - An assay with quick
silver was mail4, which showed the roek to
eontain, frty-df- iotesand doflars to the too.
(Waiteri a glas of water for the.iditor of
thtmPor.) .esrs. Campbell and MeMinf,
both of whem-are guntleman of hdoeabted
reliability, madetlie assay, and there is no
question as to its twatb. This beats the
world-on q*ite Th.cie are a large num
er of ledgeýfoun4 every day, and the of=
ofe of r C Goe.t n Beeorder is crowded
with peseveriDngquart hanter., who keep
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him and his gentlemaaly deputy, Mr. J. H'
Brown, very bu"y.
The redoubtable Major Alberta is adver
tised to hold forth this evening at Upton
Hall, apon some scientific tJaeme with which
this very erudite gentleman is so thoroughly
conversant. With his sayings '11 Ihave
more to do anon. Nuffsed.
Pream Last Chance.
rINsL.A, May 10th, 1865.
.Jrroa Post:-It being a warm, pleasant
day, every one in our gulch is at work,xr
cept those who are waiting for the comple
tion of the drain ditch which is being made
underground through the midst of our city.
Noticing in your last issue mention of some
"big runs" in Grizzly, Dry Gulch, etc., I
consider it due to our gulch that a sample
of the "runs" on some of its claims should
be.recor ded in your columns.
On number two above discovery, in Last
Chance District, $100 per hour is often
sluiced out for several hours in succession.
The greatest "run" on that claim was made
about two weeks ago, with one man shovel
ing into the sluice box. After five hours
sluicing they had the pleasant little "clean
up" of $750.
On the claim immediately below the
above, number one above discovery, the
"streak" is about eight feet below the sur
face, and as it is twelve feet to the bed
rock, this leaves four feet of pay dirt.
From this claim was drifted out, in one
day, by two men, dirt from which was
sluiced $1,008 50. Messrs. Wood & Co.,
the claim owners, think they must yet ob
tain several hundred dollars when they
sluice that day's tailings over again; for
they have washed fifty cents from a pan of
those tailings. The pay streak on this
claim is about eighteen. feet wide, and the
average yield when two men are drifting is
from $400 to $500 per day._ The above we
do not think are the very poorest in our
gulch, and though much of our ground will
not pay so well, yet when the water-ditch
arrives and pours that needful fluid into our
gulch, we calculate the gold will come out
at a good rate, and many a buck-skin puff
out, which now looks as though an "ele
phant had trod on it." It has been a mat
ter of regret, and worse feeling than that,
on the part of some persons, that so much
ground in different gulches was held by so
comparatively few people, and laid over
without sufficient prospecting to really de
termine the quality of the ground.. A gen
eral meeting was held at this place last
Sabbath, and an attendance of all the mi
ners in this and the neighboring gulches
was solicited by notices sent to the various
camps in our vicinity. A large crowd as
sembled about 1 o'clock p. Y., in the main
street, near the center of the' city. Mr.
Barbour was chosen President, and with a
strong "aye," the sentiment of the meet
ing was expressed in favor of not laying
over any longer than one week from the
following day (Monday) the gulch claims In
all this vicinity which can be worked at this
time of the year. The Upper District in
MIcClellan (Woodland) has been laid -over
till the 30th of the present month, for the
snow to thaw and allow of its being workel.
Holmes' cannot be worked at present, ow
ing to the scarcity of water. - There may
be parts, or the whole, of other gulches in
which, as in the above, good ground is ex
pected to be struck as soon as they can be
worked to advantage. But when nothing
but the-amount of other claims held by an
individual, and his inabilitv.or his in-desire
to work them, induces him to vote for the
laying over of claims, thereby preventing
the development of the mining interests in
this part of the country, the voice of the
"honest miner" is heard, saying, "give up
what you can't or won't work, and let some
one else have the chance." Undoubtedly
the votes at this meeting cannot be pleaded
as law outside of the district, except as an
expression of "those interested" in the sub
Among the newly discovered quartz lodes,
the El Dinero, located at the head of Dry
Gulch, has a well defined crevice, about
five feet wide, and some very rich speci
mens have been .taken therefrom. From
fourteen ounces of peunded rock $1,50 was
panned. Guleheclaims are changing bands
somewhat; 34 below discovery, in Last
Chance, was sold recently for $400.
Flour is arriving in very small parcels.
On lastrSunday, ten sacks retailed at the
rate of ten pounds to a man, for $1,10 per
pound. We know of a man who paid $7
for a seven pound loaf of bread.
From a wagon on the street to-day, pota
toes with the eyes cut out, are selling at
sixty cents per pound. A small quantity
of seed wheat has been eagerly purchased
at forty-five oentaper pound, to be cooked
as a substitute for rice.
The people, by the prices they are willing
to pay, afford ample proof that the eior
chants who will bring a train of eatables to
this market must make a good thing out of
it. Yours, truly,
ANDREW JoaXsoS is now the head and
chief of our Nation, and it is well that we
should all know of what material he is com.
posed. Here is an extract from a speech
which he delivered in the United 8tates
Senate, in 161, when he had that arch
traitor Jeff. Davis under has immediate
eye, and when the infamous rebellion was
just ripening. Read it : ..
-IHe 3poke from the desk adjoining that
ocisupsed by Jeff. Davis, and almost sha
kiun his finer in the face of the arch-trai
tor, he exclaimed: '.If I were President of
the United Statesr I would arrest you as
traitors-I would try you as traitors-and
if camticted, I eould, by the Eternal, hang
you as traitors."-Reese River Rete.
' Bocn i JAc;x-This ruffian escaped from
the aoet rwhile on his journey from Port
lad to Lewiston. The oreer was saleep,
bat so was not Jack, an4he made such good
timethat all track was lost. So sayqs the
N. I. Radiator, April let.
Thes eltlowstem. iees Wxp .ga,
The following extract of a letter from
William Young, one of the party, will be
read with interest by many people here:
Tourox, Stark Co., IlU, Feb. 13, 1865.
Mu. D. L. Bxacn:
Due. Baonuan :-I will now give you a
brief statement of my travels, health sad
arrival bo e, etc. I, with some eighty
men left V ignia, on foot, the day I saw
you last at Junction. Our baggae was
hauled in wagons. When we arrived at
the boat yard we found bhut two boats oom
menced. A part of our men being dissat
sfied returned from there} the-remainder,
seventy three in number, assisted in build
ing the ugly ltafs, but lttle better than
rafts, and on the seventh day thereafter
we shoved out for Amerioa. We endured
about everything but death on the way.
We were over thirty days on the Yellow
stone, part of the time cold and huboy
enough. Twenty miles from Fort Union
we froze in and had to leave our boats and
part of our goods, walking and packing to
Fort Union. There we left twenty-fie of
our men; forty-eight of us moved on to
Fort Berthold. There we left Messrs. Lott,
Mace, MecClallen, Brown and fifteen others;
Fuller stopped at Fort Union; thirty of ai
footed it onward, starting Dee. 34, at 1 r.
x. At five o'clock it snowed, and continued
to do so until Monday. We lost our way
at eight o'clock the first night, and all heads
piled down on the open plain and let the
snow drive. Sabbath morning twenty
three of our number thought best toreturn
to Fort Berthold, and did so, while the re
maining seven thought best to move for
ward. Monday evening we were captured
by some three hundredlndians and robbed
of all our grub, fire arms, and the most of
our bedding and clothing. They turned
us out at five o'clock next morning with.
out anything to eat. The snow was near
five inches deep and the weather very cold.
We traveled some forty miles that day, and
I froze my feet very badly. The next day
we only moved fifteen miles, it being very
cold. In the evening another man and I
were bringing in a log for a camp fire,
when he threw his end down and broke my
collar-bone-then I was. corraled. He
stopped with me in camp, and the others
went to Fort Rice, fifty miles distant, for a 4
team to take me in; but on the evening of
that day (Thursday) three families of In
diane, who were friendly, and who were
going to Fort Rice, let me have a poney to
ride. We met the team eight miles from
Fort Rice, on the fifth day, and turned them
back. I stopped two weeks at Fort Rice to
recruit, and then got aboard of an ox train
and arrived at Sioux City, Iowa, in four
weeks from Fort Rice, near five hundred
miles, fromr thence to Tella by coach, and
then by rail home.
The remainder of the letter is of a pri
The following extract from a private let
ter to a gentleman in this town is presented
with the view of informing our readers and
the public generally that there are a good -
deal worse places than Montana, even
among "the Mountains: "
"Arsy'r, Nevada, April 30tb.
"There is plenty of talk here of good
times coming; but it seems as though ever.
man that can is going to get out of this
place. Those who are now working can
scarcely get a dollar. Claims are petoring
out, and everybody is discouraged. I saw
a letter from a person near Helens, M. T.
He gives a glowing account of that part of
the country. Two of my friends are going
to start for Montana neit week; I will go
with them if I can. I still continue to re
ceive the Mo.'rArs Post occasionally, and
when I get one the cry is, "Let me see it I!
let me see it!" There are a great many
speculators coming here; but they all seem
to go somewhere else to invest their money,
and I am told that many of them go right
on through to Montana. Flour is now up
to 30 cents per pound, and everything else
in proportion. Many men are working for
their grub. I don't know whether I shall
be able to get away 'from-here-so I want
you to write as soon as you get this."
AT the present time there are some eigh
tenn hundred laborers on the line of the
Pacific Railroad from Newcastle to a point
beyond Clipper Gap. They are distribu
ted in as large gangs over the road aes can
work to advantage, and the intention is to
have all portions of the- road graded and
bridged as far as the Gap about the same
time. The rails will be laid and the track
completed for the cars, it is confdently ei.
pected, by the first of June. The camp of
laborers which has been located at New
castle for some time, has been moved up
on the road, and the work in the vicinity
of that point has been; inished with the ex
ception of laying a single line of plates on
the trestle work over Newcastle Uap and
surmounting them with ties for the rails,
which will be accomplished this week.
Newcastle, at the present date, is a scene
of considerable activity in the freighting
business. On Saturday last there were
present at one time in the )icinity of the
depot some eighteen or twenty teams bound
for the interior, which were awaiting their
turns for freigi~. When the next station
at Clipper Gap shall have been established,
there will probably be a change aoepewhat
to the disadvantage of the now oepast
Stiely a.tive little town of Neweastl.-
TerJSio Eterprse, April 6.
Cuaters. Gaont-o.-Two D*ozss RIi
waau.!-For the arrest -.d delivery of the
below named fugitives: Caleb of Calebs
.ale; Brockie Jack, of- Jakedale, and C.
De Witt, of Smilthedal. All three of th6
above are tes.ape.'- If eaptare treat
"B'rockle" as am t a. aboe rre.
ward is to e paidwtrh ODe Wit lsaemade
to "acme oi, ti our money.
By order of th Speer of te Thi d.
Boone.-E _ . -