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The Virginia sp has the fabow
of speel interest to quaras ras:e:
e of the principal branches of t
destry now being followed in Storey and
Lyon countes is sulphuret saving; or,
in other words, cateLn in huge rser
voirs or upon blankets laid in ordlnary
sluice boxes that portion of the fine il
ver ores which escapes the pans and sp
arators in the mills. During the last
year in these two counties atleast ome
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 Gould & Curry Company, through
parties holding the right, have corralled
two huge reservoirs of tailings. To the
lower one of these we paid a vilit yes
terday afternoon, to witness the first
working of Paine & Steven' Separator
and Concentrator, which takes the tall
lags in bulk and so separates the sand,
quartz, lava, gravel and slum from the
pure black sulphurets and quicksilver,
that the tailings become valuable and
easily reduced to bullion bars.
The Separator and Concentrator is
thus described :
The motive power consists of a 12-foot
water wheel, driven by four inches of
water; by belting connected with pal- I
leys from the wheel, other pulleys cause
a horizontal shaft to revolve about seven 1
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 .- pan to I
hod the sulphurets obtained. The pan 1
is of wood, 14 inches deep. and inclines
from the outer edge to the centre at the I
ratio of one inch to the foot; in the cea- I
ter is an irqw band, 16 inches in width, t
centered bfythe horizontal shaft. The t
snlphurets are supplied to this pan
through six jointed spouts attached to c
the shaft from the main box that con- s
nects with the reservoir above, and these 4
spouts continually discharge a stream of
tailings-of the consistency of cream
into a groove just above the outer edge t
of the pan, and from which they fall be
low, over the pan's edge, with each rev- d
olution, causing the pouring stream of h
muddy silver to be distributed equally a
over the bottom in little waves, that float
down the incline to the center, where b
the sand and lighter material is swept a
through the circle of the iron band and b
passes down the canon, Just in advance u
of these jointed spouts are six wooden d
sweeps, swinging about six inches over e
the surface of the pan, to wbich are at
tached numerous floats of rubber pack
ing which gently smooth the angry esur- at
face of each tiny wave and persuade the a
lighter particles of sand and mud to float it
along wth the water to the center out- t
let, while the sulphurets, obeying the at
higher law of specific gravity, settle on w
the outer rim in a solid phalanx of aris- a
tocratic breeding. Meantime, as the
sulphurets collect on the incline bottom tl
of the pan, by aid of two transverse cones m
or drums, running by aid of a belt con- T
necting with the main gearing, a screw tr
works with each revolution, and raises p
the iron drum in the center gradually, of
so as to preserve the exact grade from
the outer edge of the pan to its center T
discharge. WVhen the pan is filled, it is p
found that the outer portion of it, for to
four feet, is filled from the bottom to the ti
top with concentrated tailings or silver m
sulphurets. Then the joiqted spouts to
are turned perpendicularly to the main w
shafting, the sweeps detached and the
pay circle shoveled on the surrounding Ix
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 TC
in the pan. The sulphurets thus ob- A:
tained are worth $100 or thereabout per at
ton. The Separator will work, it is cal- ric
culated. 50 tons per day of the tailings, m
of which will be saved six tons of con- te
centrations that will be worked in pans, e
and amalgamated after the usual style m
of working silver ores. Blankets in fo
sluices concentrate tailings slowly, with to
much sand, lava, quartz,etc., in the saved of
mass. This Separator concentrates tail- M
ings only. Blankets save onlya portion sic
of the passing silver,and the next set be- siw
low is almost as good. This machine ca
saves everything in the tailings, and an- ca
other machine below would not catch a pa
color. An ordinary set of blankets costs wl
as much money as does a Separator, and to
it requires more force to run them. th
A CLOUD-BURST.-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
Gushing water. Since the foregoing was
.vritten 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
THE Indian Peace Commsision 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. II. White, General Campbell.
special agent; Captain John Howland,
artist; HI. M. Matthew, special agent;
G. F. Beauvais, special agent. The fol
lowing are the members of the pres
traveling with the Commission : H.J.
Budd, Cincinnati Commercial; George
Willis, reporter tor the Commission; S.
T. Balknev, New York Herakld; Spooaer,
Missouri bemocrat ; William Fayel, St.
Iuis Ripublican; Mr. Brown, Cincia
"RA or FREDOM .-Six years have
witnessed the emancipation of 25,000
serfs in Russia; the liberation of 4,000,
000 slaves in the United States, and the
virtual manumission of 8,000,000 me
groes in Brazil. As a cotemporary says :
• It is a glorious six years' work--3,-.
000,000 men restored to freedom, sad a
nrse taken'off three ot the largest em
pires in the world.'
*. A bw lweeks we m nead tie -
l n of the U PaSe.s to
,, Je three hundred and svety.
e. sevem m west of Omaha, and some
time this week we expect to repert its
completion to Crow Creek, a point forty
, sight miles farther wet~ making a total
Sof four hundred and twenty-fve miles.
fty miles of track in additios sar
ded ad ready tor the iron, and there
n no doabt of the completion of the
It road to the base of the Rocky Mountaina
7 early in the fall. The company are con
, Ideut that the whole lime to the Pacific
is will be open for business in 1870. The
h Indians have annoyed the surveying
parties ad tie-cutters, who are many
e hundred miles in advance of the work;
Sbut they have a wholesome fear of the
is population that a railroad carries with
SIt, and all trains ran without interrup
1- tion. The business of the company has
i, been most flattering. The earnings for
e the q r ending August 1, were about
r, 00,000, bt as the report for the last
d week in July has not been received, the
exact fraction cannot be given. These
a earnings aecrued from operating an ar
erage of not more than three hundred
d and fifty miles of road, and. after de
p ducting operating expenses, the balance
Sis far in excess of the interest obliga
e tions of the companay on the amount of
a bonds they can Issue on that distance.
s It should be remembered that this result
.s from a way business alone, through a
. new country, and it is not to be com
o pared with the vast through business
n that must follow the opening of the
I 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
i daily sales are now so large that the
2 company already entertain the idea of
advancing the price.-Denver Newe.,
CHEAP FREIGHTS ON T'E MONTANA
Rourz.-We copy the following from
the Walla Walls ,&ateeman 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, (hat is
up and down) including cargo, for 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 Rock 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 Coeur 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."
A NEWLY MARRIED MAN COMPELLED
To KNEEL. ON HIS LATE WIFE'S GRAVE
AND ASK HER FORGIVENESS.-A jailor
at Donaldsville, 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
pense, he was permitted to join his new
ly made wife-this being the third mar
riage bond he has entered into.
THE CEN SUs 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 December last,
34,100,25.5; and the Terrtorles 406,627.
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 1860, 3.06g8,61.-Booen T eUller.
THE new Dominion of Canada is threat
ened with that greatest curse of politics
a religious question. In Canada East, or
Quebec, the Roman Catholic religion is
in the aecendancy. In Canada West, or
Ontario, the dominant religion is Pro
testant, and the party in poweFIs large
ly tinged with Orangeism. A distinct
Roman Catholic movement in opposition
to this Orange tendency has been set on
foot, and a formidable orgaalrs4on eo
fscted for the purpose of eari th
religious question into the political cam
p/gai, the Roman Catholics agreeing in
a recent Conventiom to form a alliane
with the Reform py for their muasal
benefit. The pollAl coteut uanu oar
neighbors is already warm. The to
duction of religo us tions will carry
it to fever heat. L 5as.
B. A. ELTOS & JOHr B. TAYLOI
goio egedm i . Werspe yeslioltth.
S--e] iute n emew res d M. Trh -
Meim Pbhm A•m mirl, Virirnia city, K. T.;
J.J. 3oo e o.,
"or P ......se, w an werr
BMr. Jhm Sra. RoekdOie. " . .
Sbsiss, e ill give r H
eMe King & oll ia, Hele ar allty,
bast sw sameeof M fI. TQrrri
OMe Pmea, Arpsl & C., Virgla City, M . T.;
r. J. J. UpsA ," " "
" G W. r. PA Pa so & C, "
Messs. .I Braam & Co., Bleekfoot City, "
Mr. A. 3Beide, Banker, St. Joseph, Mo.;
Mess. Stnede, Rabey & Co., 8t. Louis, Me.;
" Dameom Brothber & Co., " "
Mr. . l. Uameal, St. Louis, Mo.;
Mr. Willm r. i " " " Keth
J. G. BAKER,
-nsbses ste *lMerchast,
Fort Benan, - - - - M. T.
W blave two large warehouses. opable of
storing 400 tons of merchandie; also, a
large stock of Goods. suitable for lreigeters, Aao
tiomeers, Miners and retailer.
We solicit a share of public patronage, coal
dest that we can make the prices an advantage to
the purchaser, over any point in this Territory.
J. H. MING,
Cermer of Jackson and Wallace St.
Wholesale and Retail Grocer.
Aud dealer in
TOBACCO, CIGARS AND STATIONERY.
LSO, A FINE SELECTION
01. .L "CT GOOD8 AWD TOTS.
Suitable for Holiday presents
C"Toilette articles of the best French Maaufae
Fiaril Iget of the Ceruaent ad AppIwed Depuite7
FOR DISBURSING OFFICERS.
EZRA MILLARD, Pr.eideat.
J. H. MILLARD, Cashier.
Omaha National Bank,
Cavital $100,000. Authorized Capital $500,000.
TI18 BANK deals in Foreign and Domestio Er
change, Government tBonds, Gold Coiu, and
makes the purchase of
Gold Dust and Bullion a Speciality !
J. II, Millard, formerly of Allen & Millard, Bank
ers at Virginia and Helena Cities. Montana, is now
Cashier of this IIank, and will be pleased to see
his Montana friends. 147-6m
II. 8.Gilbert, Christian Richert.
WE L HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
LARGE supply of
BEER KEGS, ETC.
All orderm i our line of business will be promptly
Last Boat for
8t. LOTJI8 !
C. M. SEAMAN, - - MASTER.
THI8 fast and splendid frst-lass steamer, .hor
bly k own to all the traveling publio, left St
Louis July 3d, for
sad will be the last boat returning
To the States this Season i!
f` Special attention paid to
ladies and children traveling unat
A Piano on Board.
Her speed, light draght aad see aoeommoda
"oes e.samed the " Only Chace " to all travel
sr tothe States. 150-w-td
WAi.MUs ATISNTIOEN !
w E avea new as Viriala City, for sale, a few
RExcelir Reapers J$ Mowers,
Tbe esp.s and beet mainns is th world
simple in eOmutruc t ight ln is drsaght, .sll
agj-sed to grain or grass, Meslg two hands more
the amy ether. These meeables y bees able t
.ompete with all ethers soesefdlly.
THET DO NOT GST OUT OF RPAIR EASILY.
A. eeetrueed e f tires e st eels , an
th-se pertieo tmu w red r wea ems be id
pihesed Ia the Tesrnary
W, .. A F, TLIT, V tgia City
iUmo Ti St0ee ram Cdo..
sars 14 uP. fla
WeIw irth & art.i
mUR.AL EASTIUI OFFICE:
254 Broadway, New York.
GELUAL WUITERI OFFICE:
St Joseph, - - - Missouri.
WILL FORWARD FRIOHT TO THE TER~
COLOR AD O,
TJT .AC III ,
From their Warehoeass at the terminum of the
Union Pacific Railroad
U. P. RAIL ROAD, E. D.
For rates, sbipping directions, etc.. app'y at the
General Occes of the Company, or to
Kight & Parker, Agenta, No. 106 Washington
George B. McCulloh, Agent, No. 42 South
5th Street, Philadelphia.
Sidney Rice Agent, No. 1 Burnet House Cin.
Joseph MciEntire, Agent, No. 72 Commercial
Street. St. Luois.
Henry Hargis, Agent, No. 5.3 Clark St. Chic'go
Daniels & Brown, Agents. Denver. Colorado.
George T. Clark, Agent. Central City. Col.
Fisher & Casa, Agts, Golden City. Colorado.
Godbe & Mitchell, Agents. Salt Lake City.
PPOUTS d RU SELL, Agents, Virginia
Daniel Corbin, Agent, Helena. Montana.
Smith & Graeter, Agents, Bannack and Mon
C. E. Blake, Agent, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Oscar Nicholson, Agent, Junction City, Kan
sas. present terminus U.P. R.R. E.D.)
G. C. BARTON, Contracting Agent. North
Platte Station, Nebraska, (pireseut terminus
U. P. R. R., or to
F. E. SHORT.
137 General Traveling Agent.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
BUTCHER & PURVEYOR
WALLACE ST VIRGINIA CITY.
Metropolitan Meat Market.
IN this Market win be found, at all seasons of the
year, dressed l the most
And e the best quality obtainable ae money.
Game, Large and Small,
Every 'Article in their Line.
EW=' The large stock necessitated
by their extensive business enables
purchasers to make a selection ex
actly suiting their taste.
iS~ECustomers waited upon and
their orders promptly executed.
Young persons sent to this estab
lishment will be especially attended
White Phre Lumier Yard.
uwehokrsac. ,. r a. erso. car, M. T
UOLTU & mru............r
A LL' 'Ir
BANNACK CITY, M. T.
Always hate sa bad ad for sal a
- Or -
TEA, COFFEE, SUGARS,
SALT, SPICES, FLOUR,
BACON, HAMS, SOAP,
Canned Fru it s:
IH A ID W A. 3L E !
BOOTS, SHOES, CLOTHING,
Dry Goods, Etc.
Also, a large and well-assorted stoek of Drugs and
AD of theme articles will be sold at the lowest
-"'Cash Prices ! _
We have a commodious
Storage of Goods
Liberal Advances Will be Made on
Physician and Surgeon, Bannack
City, MI. T. [107-6m
J. B. PATTON, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon, Bannack
City, W[. T. 13
Attorney at Laws BannackL, M. IT.,
ILL praetice in all the courts of the Territory.
and pay special attention to the collection of
J. N. WILLIAMS.
Bllliard Saloon, Bannack, 11N. T.
A FINE stock of Liquors, Cigars, &L.. may al
ways be found at my rooms. 149
Established in 1864!
Clark & Mitchell.
(4 doors above the Post Oice.)
ITOULD respectfully inform the citizens of
Montana Territory, that they have now
on hand the largest and most complete stock of
Ofllce and Household
Furniture in the country. Having the neces
sary machinery for manufacturing, we fee
assured that we can sell
Oheaper than any other House
in the Territory. Our Stock consists of
Bedsteads, Sofas, Obairs, Bureaus,
Wardrobes, Washatands, Center Tables, Dining
and Breakfast Tables, Ofice Desks, Etc., Etc.
In fact, we can manufacture
Anything You Want I
in our line of business. We are prepared to
Sash, Doors, and Blinds
Twenty-fve per cent. cheaper than they cad
be bought elsewhere. " A large stock
constantly on hand.4Q
Coffins made on short Notice;
Billiard Balls Nicely Turned
Give us a Call.
CLARK & MITCHELL,
141-166 Wallace Street, Virginia City.
DR. R UIFEL.U.ID'S
SWISS STOMACH BITTERS
TjThe best PuriSer of the Blood I
A pleasant Tonic I
' A very agreeable Drink I
gently on the seertlo of the kid
'eys, boweJ, stomaek and liver I
S For sale at all wholesale and eail lI
quor, drag ad grery stoas.
lfmOO SHOULD I wmTNOUT IT!
J. O. r.acu., Prepris.
TAYLOR £ B3ND3L, Sele gAme,
w147-MS 413 Olay St, Sea Fiaehsee.
FOR ST. -. .
Will Leave Ft. Benton
TUESDAY, SEP. 10th
At 1 o'clock IIM.
The TorIm Stevens
Draws only 11 inches, and will go thrup
- FOR -
T'UTT & DONNELL,
Ilclena, M. T.
- OR, TO1 -
J. G. BAKER,
Ft. Benton, M. T
DAViS, IIOUSEL &: CO..
OPI'oSITr THE POfST ()FFrt1,.
VIRGINIA CGI TY. - - i. T.
SHOLESAL]E AND RETAI
GROCERI . STORAGE(
Farm g and Ngg bmlemen lo *
E have a large and ommoediuis
Connected with our ,stabliishmentfl. t/I
Made on eonsignmeuts of General MercEandl -
8asbsriuptiona to the MONTA'cA Poý1r'
DR. J. B. ISBELL,
HAS locted in Virginia City, M. T. Td i p.r
Spaed to perform all operations in the lione
Dea ina the maost approved and perfect stl Em
the o . Persons desiring Artifcial T t"
wae do well to give him a call. Office o
- street, i the Photograph Galleruy 1jt
City. ----iJ _
M. Caor., o STa
CARROLL & STEEL.
Forwarding Storage and Defer' in
Fort Benton, . T.