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THEMONTANA POST, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 7. 1867.
TheV irginia Trespa** baa the follow^^ing of special interest to quartz miners:^One of the principal branches of in^dastry now being followed in Storey and^Lyon counties is sulphuret saving ; or,^in other words, catching in huge reser^^voirs or upon blankets laid in ordinary^alnice boxes that portion of thei fine sil^^ver ores which escapes the pans and sep^^arators in the mills. During the last^rear in these two counties at least one^hundred thousand feet of sluices have^been laid, covered with blankets, and^are now in active operation with profit^to those employed in the work. Very^many mills have saved sulphurets (or^tailings) in large bodies, and among these^the (Jould ^ Curry Company, through^parties holding the right, have corralled^two huge reservoirs of tailings. To the^lower one of these we paid a viait yes^^terday afternoon, to witness the first^working of Paine ^ Stevens' Separator^and Concentrator, which takes the tail^^ings in bulk and so separates the sand,^quartz, lava, gravel and slum from the^pare black sulphurets and quicksilver,^that the tailings become valuable and^easily reduced to bullion bars.
TheSeparator and Concentrator is^thus described :
Themotive power consists of a 12-foot^water wheel, driven by four inches of^water; by belting connected with pul^^leys from the wheel, other pulleys cause^a horizontal shaft to revolve about seven^times per minute, and to this shaft is^connected the machinery. The Separa^^tor is built in the form of an arastra, be^^ing 18 feet in diameter, with .t pan to^hold the sulphurets obtained. The pan^is of wood, 14 inches deep, and inclines^from the outer edge to the centre at the^ratio of one inch to the foot; in the cen^^ter is an iron band, 16 inches in width,^centered by* the horizontal shaft. The^sulphurets are supplied to this pan^through six jointed spouts attached to^the shaft from the main box that con^^nects with the reservoir above, and theae^spouts continually discharge a stream of^tailings^of the consistency of cream^^into a groove just above the outer edge^of the pan, and from which they fall be^^low, over the pan's edge, with each rev^^olution, causing the pouring stream of^muddy silver to be distributed equally^over the bottom in little waves, that float^down the incline to the center, where^the sand and lighter material is swept^through the circle of the iron band and^passes down the canon, J ust in advance^of these jointed spouts are six wooden^sweeps, swinging about six inches over^the surface of the pan. to wbich are at^^tached numerous floats of rabber pack^^ing which gently smooth the angry sur^^face of each tiny wave and persuade the^lighter particles of sand and mud to float^along w.th the water to the center out^^let, while the sulphurets, obeying the^higher law of specific gravity, settle on^the outer rim in a solid phalanx of aris^^tocratic breeding. Meantime, as the^sulphurets collect on the incline bottom^of the pan, by aid of two transverse cones^or drums, running by aid of a belt con^^necting with the main gearing, a screw^works with each revolution, and raises^the iron drum in the center gradually,^so as to preserve the exact grade from^the outer edge of the pan to its center^discharge. When the pan is filled, it is^found that the outer portion of it, for^four feet, is filled from the bottom to the^top with concentrated tailings or silver^^ulphurets. Then the joiqted spouts^are turned perpendicularly to the main^shafting, the sweeps detached and the^pay circle shoveled on the surrounding^platform, whence, after the refuse near^the center is washed out of the pan, the^same operation is gone through with,^leaving only the nearly pure sulphurets^in the pan. The sulphurets thus ob^^tained are worth $100 or thereabout per^ton. The Separator will work, it is cal^^culated. 50 tons per day of the tailings,^of which will be saved six tons of con^^centrations that will be worked in pans,^and amalgamated after the usual style^of working silver ores. Blankets in^sluices concentrate tailings slowly, with^much sand, lava, quartz,etc, in the saved^mass. This Separator concentrates tail^^ings only. Blankets save only a portion^of the passing silver.and the next set be^^low is almost as good. This machine^saves everything in the tailings, and an^other machine below would not catch a^color. An ordinary set of blankets costs^as much money as does a Separator, and^it requires more force to run them.
UnionParlflc Railroad O
PourHundred and Twenty-
ACloud-Bcrst.^The Austin Receille^of August 5th relates the following re^^markable occurrence : We have been^informed that there was a ^cloud^^burst^ on Saturday, about sixteen^miles to the northward of Austin,^which did considerable damage to the^ranches in the locality. The fall^of water was sudden and very heavy.^On the farm of Spencer the grain was^beaten down or uprooted, and the un^^cocked hay was scattered and covered^with debris. The adjoining claims of^Wilson and Bradley received much dam^^age from the sand, gravel and stones^which-were deposited upon them by the^pushing water. Since the foregoing was^written we have received further infor^^mation that a tremendous fall of hail^^stones accompanied the water. Persons^from the neighborhood tell the incredi^^ble story that at the cessation of the^storm they found the hailstones lying^upon the ground to the depth of two
TiiRIndian Peace Commision passed^Omaha on the 16th, on the steamer St^John, en route to the Upper Missouri.^The following were the names of the^party : General W. T. Sherman, United^States army ; General John B. Sanborn,^General William F. Harney, Hon. A. G.^Taylor. Hon. J. B. Henderson, S. F. Tap^pan, A. S. H. White, General Campbell,^special agent; Captain John Howland,^artist; II. M. Matthew, special agent ;^G. F. Beauvais. special agent. The fol^^lowing are the members of the press^traveling with the Commission: H. J.^Budd, Cincinnati Commercial; George^Willis, reporter tor the Commission ; S.^T. Balknev, New York Herald ; Spooner,^Missouri Democrat ; William Fayel, St.^I .cms Republican ; Mr. Brown, Cincin^^nati Commercial.
]KAOR Frkkdom .^Six years have^witnessed the emancipation of 25,000^*erfs in Russia; the liberation of 4,000,-^000 slaves in the United States, and the^virtual manumission of 3,000,000 ne^^groes in Brazil. As a cotemporary says :^' It is a glorious six years' work^33,-^000,000 men restored to freedom, and a^curse taken off three of the largest am^pires in the world.^~
Afew weeks ago we noticed the open^ing of the Union Pacific Railroad^Julesburg, three hundred and seventy^seven miles west of Omaha, and some^time this week we expect to report its^completion to Crow Creek, a point forty^eight miles further west, making a total^of four hundred and twenty-five miles^Fifty miles of track in addition are^graded and ready for the iron, and there^is no doubt of the completion ot the^road to the base of the Rocky Mountains^early in the fall. The company are con^fident that the whole line to the Pacific^will be open for business in 1870. The^Indians have annoyed the surveying^parties and tie-cutters, who are many^hundred miles in advance of the work^but they have a wholesome fear of the^population that a railroad carries with^it, and all trains run without interrup^^tion. The business of the company has^been most flattering. The earnings for^the quarter ending August 1, were about^$600,000* but as the report for the last^week in July has not been received, the^exact fraction cannot be given. These^earnings accrued from operating an av^erage of not more than three hundred^and fifty miles of road, and. after de^^ducting operating expenses, the balance^ia far in excess of the interest obliga^tions of the company on the amount of^bonds they can issue on that distance^It should be remembered that this result^is from a way business alone, through a^new country, and it is not to be com^^pared with the vast through business^that must follow the opening of the^whole line to the Pacific. The success^of the enterprise seems to be thoroughly^assured, and we can see no reason why^the first mortgage bonds are not entitled^to rank among the best securities. The^daily sales are now so large that the^company already entertain the idea of^advancing the price.^Denver New,^Aug. 20.
ChkapFreights on the Montana^Routk.^We copy the following from^the Walla Walla Statesman of the 9th^inst.: ^The steamer Mary Moody, on Pen^d'Oreille Lake, is carrying pack trains^from Pen d'Oreille to Kootenai Landing,^a distance of 35 miles, and back, (that is^up and down) including cargo, for f2 per^head, a distance of 50 miles. The rates^are about the same, or near it, as charged^by common ferries on the rivers in the^upper country, and trains make three^days' travel in one, by taking the steam^^er, thereby saving in expense of hands^and time, the steamer charges, and, as^we understand, have much better roads^and feed. Packers will certainly take^advantage of such cheap rates. We are^informed by the agent, H. A. Hogue,^that he has succeeded in getting the^steamer Missoula above Hock Island,^without the slightest damage, and made^a successful trip to Thompson's Land^^ing, below Thompson's Falls, and found^the river much better than was expected,^making eight miles an hour up stream.^The company is now fully prepared to^transport freight and passengers from^Pen d'Oreille to Thompson's, a distance^of 130 miles, through the Comit d'Alene^range of mountains without delay.^Traveling time from Walla Walla to^Pen d'Oreille, three to four days ; thence^to Thompson's (by boat) two days;^thence to Helena, three to four days,^making the entire trip in from eight to^ten days with ease and comfort, and^with a line of good stages the time can^be reduced regularly to six days. The^boats make the down trip from Thomp^^son's to Pen d'Oreille in one day.
ANkwi.y Married Man Compelled^to Kxeei on iiis Late Wife's Grave^and a^^k OR FoRr,ivi:\i^s^A jailor^at Donald.-vilie. Louisiana, who had bu^^ried his wife in the early part of May,^married again in three or four weeks af^^terwards. This so shocked the moral^sense of the community that a public^meeting was called, and a procession^formed and marched to his residence and^took him out. After being marched out^of his door-yard to the tune of the ^Dead^March,^ with lighted candles on each^side of him, the procession formed, mu^^sic in front^the latter consisting of oil^cans, horns, tin pans, and a large bell,^carried on the shoulders of two of the^party, which was tolled continually,^whiles cries of mirth and jollity tended^to enliven the scene. After traversing^the principal streets, and thoroughly^arousing everybody in town not engaged^in it, they proceeded to the final act, it^now being near midnight. After form^^ing properly, the procession moved to^the graveyard, where the joke was fin^^ished by his kneeling down at the grave^and asking pardon of his latewife's spirit;^after which the party proceeded to^a saloon, and taking a drink at his ex^penae, he was permitted to join his new^ly made wife^this being the third mar^^riage bond he has entered into.
TheCensus or 1870 ^It is proposed^to take the next census of the United^States through the Internal Revenue^officials. The Bureau of Statistics at^Washington have been making experi^^ments in this direction which convince^them that the census of the United^States can be accurately taken through^the internal revenue organization at a^merely nominal expense to the govern^^ment. Indeed, it is said, that the Bu^^reau has already actually taken a census^of the entire population of the country,^through this organization, without in^^curring any expense except for station^^ery. The result is, that 37 States con^^tained, in November and Decamber last,^34,100,255 j and the Territories 405,627.^In the Southern States there has been a^decrease of population ; in the Eastern,^a small increase ; in the Western, a large^increase. Total increase of population^since I860, IjMtjWA.^-Bmton Traveller.
B.A. MELTON ^ JOHN B. TAYLOB
FortBenton, Montana Territory
BEIN'Gexclusively in the Storage and Commit^^ion basin cm, wm will give our individual^attention to receiving, storing and forwarding all^pood* consigned to ns. W^ respectfully solicit the^}vatronage of the business men of Montana Tenri^tory. We refer, by permission, to^Messrs. rfontt A Ruasell, Virgiuia City, M. T. ;^J. J. Roe A Co..^^ Gerham At Patton,^Mr. John S. Rockfellow,
John H. Ming,^Mcasts. King a Oillett, Helena City,
Oaaton, Simpson It Co., Helena City, M. T^Mr. J. R. Upsoa,^C*pt. W. H. Parkinson a Co.,^Messrs. M. Braaham a Co., Blaekfoot City,^Mr. A. Beattie, Banker, St. Joseph, Mo.;^Messrs. Strode, Rubey a Co., St. Leuis, Me. ;
Dameron Brothers ^ Co., ^ ^^Mr. E. M. Samuel, St. Louis, Mo.;^Mr. William North.asM
jB A. K E R
FortBenlon, -M. T.
Wkhave two large warehouses, capable of^storing 400 tons of merchandise; also, a^large stock of Goods, suitable for Kreigeters, Auc^^tioneers. Miners and retailers.
Wesolicit a share of public patronage, confl^dent that wc can make the prices an advantage to^the purchaser, over any point in this Territory.^rl31tf
Cornerol Jackson and Wallace St.
Wholesaleand Retail Grocer.
Tobacco,Cigars and Stationery.
O*FAXCT WOODS A.XO TOYS.
Suitablefor Holiday presents^|[y Toilette articles of the best French Manofac-
PiaaamlAgrnt of tb* Gercrnnifnt and Ipprotrd Drpfeitorj^FOR DISBURSING OFFICERS
EZRA MILLARD, President.
J.H. MILLARD, Cashier.
Capital$100,000. Authorized Capital $500,000.
THISBANK deals in Foreign and Domestic Ex^^change, Government Itouds, Oold Coiu, and^makes the purchase of
GoldDust and Bullion a Speciality!
J.II. Millard, formerly of Allen Sc Millard. Rank^^ers at Virginia and Helena Cities. Montana, is now^Cashier of this Hank, and will be pleased to see^his Montana friends.147 6m
Wehave constantly on IIand a^large supply of
BREWERYFIXTURES,^BEER REUS, ETC.
Allorders in our line of business will be promptly^attended to.
LastBoat for^St, LOUIS!
Thisfast and splendid first-class steamer, favors^bly known to all the traveling publio, left St^Louis JTuly 3d, for
andwill be the last boat returning
Tothe States this Season !
Specialattention paid to^ladies and children traveling unat^^tended.
jSk.Piano on Board*
Thenew Dominion of Canada is threat^ened with that greatest curse of politics^a religious question. In Canada East, or^Quebec, tbe Roman Catholic religion is^in the ascendancy. In Canada West, or^Ontario, the dominant religion is Pro^^testant, and the party in power is large^^ly tinged with Orangeism. A distinct^Roman Catholic movement in opposition^lo this Orange tendency has been set on^foot, and a formidable organization ef^^fected for the purpose of carrying the^religious question into the political cam^^paign, the Roman Catholics agreeing in^a recent Convention to form an alliance^with the Reform party for their mutual^benefit. The political contest among our^neighbors is already warm. The intro^^duction ot religious questions win carry^it to fever heat.^Gold Hill Newt.
Herspeed^ins commec^era to the States.
lightdraught and fine accommoda^^tions commend the ^ Only Chance ^ to all travel-
I% IS Hi: it, ATTENTION !
Webare now at Virginia City, for sale, a few^self-raking
ExcelsiorReapers ^^ Mowers,
Thecheapest and best machiues in the world
Simplein construction, light ia draught, easily^adjusted to grain or grass, saving two hands more^than any other- These machines have been able to^compete with all others successfully-
THEYDO NOT GET OUT OF REPAIR EASILY.
Areconstructed principally of iron and steel, and^those portions of them which wear out can be du^plicated in the Territory
VWCall and get a pamphlet, and see list of pre^^miums takes aad recommendations.
W,F, BA RTL.IT, Virginia City^^Tno ^T- Roe c*^ Oo-,
VirgiaiaCity aad Helens -^Jaly 13. 1M7. J151
GENERALEASTERN OFFICE I
254Broadway, New York.
GENERALWESTERN OFFICE |
StJoseph, - - - Missouri.
WILLFORWARD FREIGHT TO the ter^ritories of
Fromtheir Warehouses at tbe terminus of the
U.P. RAIL ROAD, E. D.
Alwayshave ^a hand and for sale a
Ferrates, shipping directions, etc., app'y at the^Ueneral Offices of the Company, or to
Right^ Parker, Agents, No. 106 Washington
Street,Huston.^George B. McCulloh, Agent, No. 42 South
SthStreet. Philadelphia.^Sidney Rice. Agent, No. 1 Rnrnet House Cin.^Joseph McElltire, Agent, No. 72 Commercial
Streel. St. Louis.^Henry Hargis, Agent, No. .r^3 Clark St. Chic'go^Daniels ^ Brown, Agents, Denver, Colorado.^George T. Clark, Ager.t. Central City. Col.^Fisher ^ Cass, Agents, Golden City. Colorado.^Godbe ^ Mitchell. A^rnti^. Salt Lake Citv.^PFOITS ^ HI SSELL, Agents. Virginia
('ity.Montana.^Daniel Corbin, Agent, Helena. Montana.^Smith ^ Graeter, Agents, Bannack aud Mon^tana Cities.
C.E. Blake, Airent, Santa Fe, New Mexico^Oscar Nicholson, Ajreut. Junction City. Kan
sas.ipreftent terminus U.I'. u.k. E.D.)^O. C. BARTON, Contracting Ajrent. North
Platte-Station, Nebraska, (present terminus
U.p. R. R., t r to
F.E. SHOR T.
137General Traveling Agent.
WALLA CE ST. VIRGINIA CIT T.
INthis Market win be found, at all^year, dratted ia the most
Aad*f the bast quality obtainable tor money.
Game,Large and Small,
EveryArticle in their Line.
Thelarge stock necessitated^by their extensive business enables^purchasers to make a selection ex^^actly suiting their taste.
stdiF*Customers waited upon and^their orders promptly executed.^Young persons 6ent to this estab^^lishment will be especially attended^to. 134
Reopened.Wliite Pine Lumber Yard.
Comerof Jackson St Cover St. Virginia City, Af. T^H0LTER Jt BROTHERProprietor.
ALL descriptions of white pine lumber constant^-a- ly oa hand tor sals.
Also,a large and well-assorted stock of Drags and
WillLeave Ft. Beaton
At12 o'eloek JI.^The^Tom Stevens
Drawsonlj 11 inches, and will g0 throng^WITHOUT DELAY.
AHof theae articles will be sold at tbe lowest
i^Cash Prices I .fff
Wehave a commodious
Liberaladvances Will be Made on
Cou a Is ii merits.
Physician and Surgeon, Bannack^City, HI. T.[107-6m
J.B. I^ATTOX, HI. D.,^Physician and Surgeon, Bannack
Attorneyat Law, Bannack, HI. PT.,
WILLpractice in all the courts of the Territory,^and i^ay special attention to the collection of^claims. 132
J.\. WILLIAMS.^Billiard Saloon, Bannack,
AKINEstock of Liquors, Cigars, tec, may al^^ways be found at my rooms.i ^'. '
TITTA. DO WELL,
Ilclcnu,m. T.^^ OR, TO ^^M. ^^. BAKER,
Ft.Benton, 91. T
7s JtZ. KJTI^MIT,
DAVIS, HOUSE L A COM
ori'OBITBTHK TOST ofkick,
(Adoors above the Post Office.)
WOULDrespectfully inform the citizens of^Montana Territory, that they have now^on band the largest and most complete etock of
Office and Household
Furniturein the country. Having the neces^sary machinery for manufacturing, we fee^assured that we can sell
Cheaperthan any other House
theTerritory. Our Stock consists of
Bedsteads,Sofas, Chairs, Bureaus,
Wardrobes,Washstands, Center Tables, Dining^and Breakfast Tables, Office Desks, Etc., Etc.^In fact, we can manufacture
Anything You Want !
inoar line of business. We are prepared to^manufacture
Sash,Doors, and Blinds
Twenty-fiveper cent, cheaper than they can^be bought elsewhere.A large stock
Coffinsmade on short Notice]
BilliardBalls Nicely Turned^Give us a CalL
141-166 Wallace Street, Virginia City.
Farmingand Hiding Implements, ^**
yy7^E have a large and oomroWioos
Connected with onr ustablishm^^Dt.
Madeon consignments of General Merchandis*1^l^xiue*. _^aS-Snberriptians to
tb MOJtTAHA roS^.
Thebest Purifler of the Blood I
Avery agreeable Drink I
Unsurpassedfor acting sarelv but^gently on the seoreti^^ns of the kid^^neys, bowels, stomach and brer I
Forsale at all wholesale and retail li^^quor, drag and grocery stores.
NOBODYSHOULD BE WITHOUT IT!
aO. FKIBCH, Proprietor.
TAYLOR*t BBXDEL, Sole Agents.^W147-198413 Clay 8t., SaaKraaeitwo
DR.J. B. ISBELL,^DENTIST,
HASlocated in Virginia Ciiy, M. T.. vArJ'*f^pared to perform all operations in ths 1^^ ^^Dentistry in the most approred and perfect ^'I^tbe profession. Persons desiring Artificial^would do well to gire him a call. Office on *^ ^^ia the Photograph GalW.
CARROLL^*^Forwarding Storage and Dealers in^eral Merchandise.^Fort Benton, H. T-