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,I9CHA** ^^ ^ ^APX, O WAS-
ntfchrffe the Craft, 0 Matter,
Thebo^r ^' l*bor^ P**t,^j\nd she ^fW7i careworn workman
jjiiface turns home at last,^Heart fall of joyous gratitude
j,owthat his task is dona,^Xbst ha cad view his work and feci
Biswages fairly won.
Discbargethe Craft, O Master,
The^un sinks in the west,^fbe weary son* of honest toil
Wouldgo to seek their reat;^The Plars upon tha Trestle-board
Arefinished for the day,^jb^ working tools of all tha Craft
Artpat with care awiy.
Dischargetha Craft, O Master.
Theday is nearly done.^Toe golden vapor m the west
Proclaimsthe setting sun ;^The swallows whirling in the sky
Inisseening circles go,^Tbe columns at the warden's posts
Dismisstha Craft, O Master,
Fromlabor for tha day,^E'en as oar Great Grand Maatar shall
Dismissas all for aya;^Until the rosy morn shall break
Whenlabors all are o'ar.^And the Master's gavel calls the Craft
Tomeet to part no more.
Tbesancones up and tha sun goat down.
Andthe day and night are the eameae one;^Tbs year grows green and tha year grows
Andwhet is it all, when all is dona
Grainsof somber or shining sand,^Sljdmr ,nt^ no'^ ou* ^' the hand.
Andmen go down in ships to the seat,^And ^ hundred ships are the same as one ;
AnJbackward and forward blow* the breeae,
Andwhat is it all, when all is dona^^A tide with never a shore in sight^betting steadily on to the night.
Thfi.^h*nnan droppeth his net in the stream,^And a hundred streams are the same as one;
Andthe maiden dreameth her lore lit dream,^And what is it all, when all is dona
Tbsnet of the fisher the harden breaks,
Andalter the dreaming the dreamer awakes.
THE MONTANA POST. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1867.
Wearsindebted to Mr. R. T. Gillespie, of
Well.*,Fargo A Co., for tha following Benton^stws:
Thesteamer Only Chance has just completed^ber second trip from St. Louis this aeason,^sarins; arrived with all of her cargo at Fort^Beoton on tha 29th August, the latest date on^record of an arrival from the States, and she^^the only boat that can claim the honor of^two trips this year. It is or ly a few years^tinea *uch a feat would have been looked^apon as an utter impossibility; but skillful^pilots and boats ingeniously built and adapted^to the uncertainties of the Upper Missouri,^bare accomplished achievements in the way^ef navigation of which wa have a right to^be proad.
Thissteamer has overcome obstacles and^difficulties in her recent trip before which^other boats, starting from St. Louis long in^advance of her, have succumbed. The H. W.^Far Company's boat Miner and tha Imperial^putting out their cargoes at Cow Island, and^abandoning further effort to reach Benton as^topeless. The Zephyr, Centralis, Iianlsville^and Deer Lodge will not reach Benton.
XfceChance bring. ci,ty tons of freight^consigned to private parlies, and fifty tons of^forage for Government. Manifest of the^former appended. She reports extraordinary^difficulty after passing the Yellowstone, and^bad it not been for extreme light draft, great^power, and especial adaptation for the exi^^gencies of the river she must have abandoned^her trip with the other boats.
Shereports only eighteen inches of water^at Dauphin's Rapids, Mxteen inches below the^Marias river, channel very crooked, narrow^and full of rocks and bars.
Thefollowing is a list of mountain boats^pa-.-^i ur,d met on the trip up:
July4th^Met steamer Ben Johnson at^Bt Charles. July 7th^Met steamer Octavia^tbore Booneville. July 8th^Met steamer^Deer Lodge returning wiih broken shaft.^July 10th^Met Benton at Liberty. July^Ulh^Met Amaranth and Thompson below^Belleville. July ISth^Passed Last Chance^above Sioux City. July 10th^Met Abeona,^Antelope and Jennie Brown below Yankton.^July 2(Hh^Met Agnes at Yankton. July^Hd^Met Big Horn and Lady Grace below^Crow Creek. July 25th^Met Lilly below^Old Fort Sully. July 27th^ Mat Ida Fulton^above Old Fort Sally. July 29th^Met Silver^Lake No. 4 bel^w Fort Kice. Two of her^officert wounded by tha Indians. August^l^t^Met Little Kock and passed Mountain^^eer above Fort Rice, the latter high and dry^on a bar. August 3d^Met Sunset and Nymph^No. 2 below Fort Berthold. Overtook and^passed steamer Centralia bound for Ban ton.^August 4th^Overtook and passed steamer^Came. Angust 5th^Met Ida Stockdala be^^low Fort Buford. The Indians had fired a few^arrows on board. August 7th^Met Viola^Belle above Fort Union. August 9th^Mat^Luella below Milk river. August 13th^Met^Guidon and Richmond below Muscle Shell^river. August 16th^Overtook and pasted^Zephyr at Grand Island. August 19th^Over^^took Miner and Imperial at Cow Island, hav^^ing abandoned their trips. August 22d^Met^Tom Stevens at Dauphin's Rapids.
ua.iiraaTor stkambb cnlt cbabcb.
ConMgnee*-PA P, Helena, 18 pkes drugs;^H P Cooper, Helena, 1 box mdse; ^urf ^e A^Feck, Benton, 61 pkgs mdse; L Daems, Vir^^ginia, 5 pkgs mdrf; Thos Watson, Bannack^City. 1 water wheel and flanges; Diamond^City Mining Co, 124 pkgs mdsa. 1 engine,^boiler and quarta mill; Coover A McAdow,^Boaeman City, 1 smut machine and attach^^ment; T J Dawea, 1 case mdse; W U Weimer^A Co, Helena. 21 pkgs mdse; N W Fur Cos^Beaton, 7 pkgs mdse; Dodge A Co, 16 pc,^machinery; U 8 Government^, 84)6 sacks oats^in or cabin raaaaNOBBs.
MajorJohn Addis and S. S. Harvey, Dia^^mond City Mining Co., A. Klioasmith, Ed^^ward Merlin, W. G. Clarke, M. Brum.
tookplace before any newt from tha upper^country bad been received. What I do know^of the gulch spoken of in the communica^^tion, is this: On the edge of the rirn-ro :k,^pitching in towards tha gulch several pans^were taken out, prospecting all tha way from^two bits to a dollar and a half. Several other^pans were taken out of the same placet and^no prospects obtained at all. Back of the^rim a little, nothing conld be gotten. No^claims have yet been staked. All tha pros^^pectors in the gulch are at work together^tinking for bad-rock. They are already down^twenty-five feet, and nothing struck. Soma^are very confidant^others ^don't go much on^it.^ There are anly two persons in the Yel^^lowstone section who could possibly be bene^^fitted by a ^stampede,^ and thay are Mr. L.^R. Freeman, correspondent 0f the ^Demo^^crat,^ and your humble scribe, who are at^present selling roods there. But we were^told, long ago, that ^honesty was tha best^policy,^ and I trust that neither of as are de^^sirous of having a stampede in here and wit^^ness a failure. ^QuiVivs^ is undoubtedly^honest in what he has written, but he has seen^gold and become excited.
Bosbman,Aug. 25, 1867.
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HenryM. Alden has been the manag^^ing editor of Harper'* Weekly tor a long^time. Alden is especially fitted for the^editorial chair. His judgment is clear^and quick, his literary taste almost irre^^proachable, and his ability to execute a^large amount of work very extraordina^^ry. He occupies an unpretending desk^in the editorial room of Harper's build^^ing, in company with his long time com^^panion and friend. Dr. Guernsey, whom^he resembles strongly in some particu^^lars, and differs widely from in others.^Alden is a young man, not over thirty,^we judge; tall and slim; wears a full^beard, and hair carelessly looked after ;^pays little attention to dress and less to^^good looks.^ His manner is modest^and deferential, except when he is pre^^occupied, then it is likely to be a trifle^brtmque. Alden has little ambition, it^would seem, save as an editorial worker^and historical writer.
Jenniejune.^^Mrs. Jennie Croly. who professes to^be the creator of ^Jennie June,^ is a^lively, dashing celebrity, in^a very mod^^est way. She is the editress of Demor-^est's Monthly, and, so long as it had an^existence, also edited Youny America, a^child's paper, published by M. Demorest.^Mrs. Croly s strong ]^oint is the fashions.^She furnishes New York correspondence^principally about fashions, to several^journals in various parts of the country.^It is Maid that she makes $100 a wirk^by sending out duplicate letters. Mrs.^Croly is an extremely unpretentious lady,^humorously characterizing herself as^nothing more than a ^ literary cham^^bermaid.^ Personally, Mrs. Croly is thin^in figure, with kind grey eyes and fair^hair, and mild and pleasant taanners.^Mrs. Croly is the wife of D. Q. Croly,^managing editor ot the World. She has^several children and resides at Orange,^N.J.
VIKOINIAVACGHAN.^This pretty alliterative name, l^elortg-^ing to the light literary world of the^New York weeklies, is generally sup^^posed to be a non de plume merely. It is^not. however. The lady who owns it is^a daughter of Judge Vaughan, of Cin^^cinnati. Miss Vaughan was reared lux^^uriously and well educated, but there^came a reverse of fortune, which made^it necessary that she should sustain her^^self by her own efforts. This she has^done, we believe, for some years, by^means of her literary abilities. Her lit^^erary reviews in the Ijeader are well^known to readers of that paper. She^also writes with a non de. plume.^that^of M L'Esperanee.^ Miss Vaughan is^very much esteemed in private life for^her virtues and critical judgment.
PROffEniCBANT (,1 1.(11.
adisclaimer^The Emigrant Gulch Ml^In tares tad Partes*.
KorroaPost: Having just arrived at Boss-^nsn, I had an opportunity of seeing the pa^^pers, the first for several days. My eyes hap^^pened to light on tha article in the Post, of^*Bg. 17th, signed ^Qui Yiva.^ Imagine my^Jurpris^ when I tall you that, having resided^m Emigrant Gulch for the last eight weeks,^^tt contents is all news to me. The passage,^^nearly all hydraulic and bed-rock flums^^onipanies hare have had ta suspend operations^^n account of hands leaving for tha Upper^Yellowstone in quest of easier fortunes^ is^entirely a mistake. There have been only^*nree hands employed in the iulch^those by^Juaes Dewey A Co., except t'ose that had aa^'^twat ^n tbs (rounds thsy wart working,^^na thaws three are still at work. There are^no companies at Emigrant Quick who hart^operations^ since ths five rosnae)^^es that failed some time ago; and which
ALake Shore Oil Train of Forty-alx^Cars on l/ire.
OnSaturday night, at about 10o'clock,^a freight train ot forty-six cars, on the^Lake Shore Railroad, a part of wh^ch^were laden with petroleum, met with a^serious disaster about three miles from^Brockton, one of the tank ears taking^fire from some unknown cause, and^bursting forth with such force as to^throw three or four others from the^track. The concussion was so great as^to burst the tanks, and the oil was^poured upon the track and into the gut^^ters, flooding each side for a distance of^a thousand feet or more. The blazing^oil at once spread along the track, com^municating with the cars laden with^casks of crude oil. By well directed^efforts the conductor of the train was^enabled to detach all but some twenty^cars and relieve them from danger, some^of which were also laden with petrole^^um. The balance of the train was en^^tirely consumed by a fire ot terrible in^^tensity. As near as we could ascertain,^being on the spot at six oVlockfin the^morning, some twenty or more cars^were entirely destroyed, together with^some five or six hundred barrels of oil,^and all the other property on board that^was not saved by the timely efforts of^those in charge of the train, in extri^^cating a portion ot the cars on each side^of the fire.
Thefire spread with fearly rapidity^along the track on each side tor nearly^a quarter ot a mile, and until the oil^reached the culvert and left the road,^consuming in its way fences, telegraph^poles, and every other destructible arti^^cle that came in its path. Indeed, the^liquid fire spread with such rapidity that^a shanty occupied by a poor woman^some distance fiom the see nee of ;he^disaster, was lapped up by the flames^with so little ceremony that the occu^^pant barely escaped with her life. The^debris of the wreck and that portion of^the track upon which the cars were con^^sumed show the intensity of the fire.^Heavy rails and even car wheels were^melted and bent in every shape. The^ties and rails of the track for a distance^of several hundred feet are so used up^as to render it necessary to replace them^before the road can be operated there^^Buffalo Expreu.
Originof thk Word Lady.^It was^the custom at the time of the Wantage^nets, and previously, for ladies of tiis^tinction and wealth regularly to distri^bute money or food to the poor. The^title of lady is derived from the Anglo-^Saxon, and literally signifies ^giver of^bread.^ The purse, with similar mean^^ing, was named as a receptacle for alms,^and not as an invention for the preserva^^tion of money.
Satis^ction our Motto, Low Prices our Aim.
ColeSaunders's Novelty Store!
BLUE 1*01X1% - - - - HELENA, M. T-
asJU3T rkokivkd from the State* the stock of Montana., comprising- tueh an immense variety that it has to be seen to be ap^^preciated. Having- purchased heavily from first band*, at low figures, wa are prepared to lead the msrket|Jtnd in
vitathe attention of ba^ era either at wholesale or retail. In order to facilitate sales, we will take
UnitedStates Currency at Par I
andsell at prices which will induce all economical persons to
Patronizethe Novelty Store!
Ona few articles at wholesale we may be compelled to ask a email advance on g-old prices, but will make it to the^every buyer to patronise this house. Customers desiring to pay ia a^ old dost will be allowed a fair premium for tbesaase
BOOKS AND ^STATIONERY.
Novels,by the best authors;
PrayerBooks. Catholic and Episcopal;^Bibles and Testaments,
SchoolBooks, all kinds;
ToyBooks for Children,^Arnold and Butler Inks,
Mucilag-eandSealing: Wax.^Pen Holders. Pencils, Pet^Farchild's Gold Pena.^Notary Public Pr^Mining; Blanks,^Ruling; Pens, and in fact everything;^pertaining* to a first class
500Reams Note Paper.^200 Reams Letter Paper.^100 Reams Foolscap,
100Reams Legal Cap,
30,000White Envelopes,^Perfumed Note Paper,^Printing Papers,
BlaukBooks for Officials, Bankers,^Bad for everybody;
Passand Memoranda Books.
Ladies'Baskets. Reticules, Hair Nets Braids, Trimming*.^Buttons. Soap and Perfumery. Lubin's Extracts, Imported Soap^Hair Oils and Pomades. Pocket Books. Shaving Materials,^Back Gammon Boards. Chess Men, Checkers, Dies, Poker
Checks.Cribbage Boards, Dressing Combs, Tuck Comb*.^Pocket Cutlery. Table Cutlery, Razors, Mirror*, Hair Brushes^Cloth Brushes. Tooth Brushes. Hair Pins, Needles, Beads,^Ribbons, sVo, An. Ac. Sco. ice.
GumDrops. French Creams, Stick Candy,^Bon Bons, Faacy Candy,
Dates.Figs. Candy Toys.
CordialDrops, Almonds, Pecans.^Oar Confectionery having been put up in air-tight tin
FireWorks, Roman Candles,^Sky Rocket*. Fire Craakers.^enables us to offer fresh Goods the year around
Allof the latest style*.
whichwill be closed
Mens'Fur and Wool HaU,
Boys'Fur and Wool Hats.
Children* Fur and Woo] Hats,
BOOTS A.IVX^ shoes.
MiningBoots. Rubber Boots,II Women's, Misses and Childrens wear,
Genta'Kip and Calf Boot*.An immense variety, and of the best quailty.
Genu'Sewed Shoe* snd Balmorals.We will sell Boots and Shoe* at the lowest figures.
Toclose out the Store by the 1st of January.
to to o o o .
Noveltyand other fine brands of Fine Cut,^Plug Tobacco of the best qualities,
MeercbaitmPipes, Brier Pipes, Tobacco Pouches,^Stems, Match Boxes, and everthingto b^ found^in a 6rst class Tobacco House.
Hardto Beat. Pioneor, Game Cock.^Wigwam. Huntress. Club. Kagle,
Virginity,Oronoco. and other choice brands^of Smoking Tobacco. Branson's Fine Cut,^Golden Thread. Union,
MI S C E I.LANEOUS,
Cottonsnd Wool Sock*. Suspenders,^Neck Ties, Paper Collars, all styles,
BuckGauntlet.*, Gents'Gloves, Toilet Articles,^Tin Ware, Crockery Ware, Glass Ware,^Brushes, all kinds; Skates Tooth Picks,
toys, t o a
ShelfHardware, Hatchets, Planes,
Hinges,Butts, Screws, Levels. Locks, Etc, Etc^John How's Celebrated Rustic Rocking Chairs.^Venetian Window Shades, Paper Shades.
Dollssnd Doll Head;,
MechanicalToys, Childrens' Carriages,^Hobby Horses. Gold Angels,^Wax Candles, Top*,
TeaSetts, Masks, and
OneThousand and One
Varietiesof Toys to suit every tast^.
Inducementsto buyers at Wholes*!-.
Accordeons,French and German;^Harmonicas, Jewshaps,
Strings,of every variety in large quantities.^The most complete lot of Mu-ical^Merchandise in the Territory.
Weare going to sell the bulk of this *t.^ck by January 1st, and know we ctn make it to the interest of every one to trade with n*
Officials,Mill Men, Pilgrims and Every one favoring a Greenback basis
areparticularly invited to examine our good*, and patronize the Pieaeer Currency House of Helena. Orders from the outside^camps promptly attended to and forwarded with dispatch.
N* 5^jOHN S. ROCKFELLOW,
SUGAR, FLOUR, LARD, COFFEE, BACON,^Candles Tea,Hams, Soap, Molasses,
DRIEDAPPLES, PRUNES, SORGHUM, PEACHES,^Raisins, Syrup, Cherries, Candies, Currants,
Tar. Soda.Powder. Nails. Butts.
Shovels,Picks, Steel, and Mining Tools of all Kinds!
Afull and complete stock of choice familj groceries always on hand.
ALLGOODS SOLD GUARANTEED!
BdfcThe only House in Virginia City that keeps a complete stock of the^aborts goods the year 'round,ccJgJ
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Accompanied by the Cash, promptly filled,
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VIRGINIACITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
ADesperate Duel Wherein Hutli tha^Prluclpala are KIII. ^t.
ThaWelbj (Ky.) correspondent of the^Louisville Courier writes, July 22d i
A deplorable tragedy was enacted^about a mile from our quiet little village^this morning at daylight, which resulted^in the death of a promising young man^and the mortal wounding of another^whose future was all brilliancy and^promise. Littleton Wells and Sanford^B. Roberts w^jre both young men, occu^^pying enviable positions in society.^Wells was about twenty-two years old,^and Roberts was probably two years his^senior. The former was Deputy Post^^master, while the latter was clerk in the^store of Reath ^ Strother. For some^time both had been paying marked at^tention to an amiable and beautiful^young lady of the neighborhood, and^until within a month past were generous^rivals, their relations towards each oth^^er being upon the most friendly footing.^Some three or four weeks ago Wells^visited the young lady and made a for^^mal proj^osal for her hand. His propo^^sition was respectfully but firmly de^^clined ; and upon his pressing her for^her reason for her declination she indis^^creetly informed him that she had al^^ready accepted a similar proposition^from young Roberts. Wells returned to^the village. He first armed himselt with^a pistol, and then sought his successful^rival at the store. Here an altercation^ensued, which would have had a bloody^termination had not bystanders inter^^fered. From that time until Saturday^they were as strangers to each other.^On that day they both attended a pic^^nic, Roberts being accompanied by his^fiances. As soon as Wells saw them to^^gether he seemed to be imbued with the^very spirit of insanity. Approaching^them he grossly insulted Roberts in the^presence of the whole assembly. The^insulted man sprang to Lis feet and^started toward his insulter, evidently to^result the insult, when gentlemen pres^^ent prevented a collision. Roberts and^his lair companion immediately left the^ground and repaired to her home, where^she, fearing a difficulty between the par^^ties, endeavored to persuade him to^spend the night. In that she failed, but^succeeded in extracting a promise from^him that he would not return to the^picnic ground. Reaching the village,^and brooding over the gross outrage that^had been put upon him, he went to hia^room and penned a challenge to mortal^combat, which he intrusted to a friend^to be delivered .into the hands of Wells.^This mission was accomplished that^night. Next morning a friend of the^challenged party called upon the friend^of Roberts to arrange the preliminaries.^This was soon accomplished. The ar^^rangement was that the fight was to^oome off in a meadow about one mile east^of the town, at daylight on Monday, the^weapons to be Colt's revolvers.
Atthe appointed time principals and^seconds were on the chosen ground. The^principals were placed ten feet apart,^with instructions to fire between the^words ^ one ^ and ^ three,^ and then ad^^vance, firing as they advanced, such be^^ing the terms insisted on by the chal-^lengee and not rejected by the challen^^ger. At the word both parties fired, and^so accurate was their aim that Wells^fell dead, pierced through the brain by^his adversary's ball. Roberts received^his opponents bullet in the center of his^breast, passing through his body and^lodging under the skin, just to the left^of the spine. At the moment I write he^is not dead, though sinking so rapidly^that the physicians say he cannot pos^i^bly live more than an hour.
miseriesof Tight Lacing.
TheNorthirentern Christian Advocate^says:
Whilewe are growing very aensihle.^indeed iu the matter of dress, in the way^of boots, balmoral skirts, warm stockings^and high necks, we are degenerating in^some other matters quite as important-^The corset is not a necessary part of a^womau's wardrobe ; and, alas! when a^woman does begin to wear corsets, she^will wear them too small, and with a^tug at the laces till the breath becomes^short, and she feels it necessary to retrain^from anything like a comfortable meal.^We say nothing against a w^!l shaped^corset, worn loosely, but there lies the^difficulty. A loose corset injures the^appearance, instead of improving it, and^people wear corsets that they may have^small waists. All we can say, is, don't^squeeze, whatever you do. You may^have small waists, but you are exposing^yourself to a dozen misfortunes which^are as bad as a large waist. First, you^will surely, have dysj^epsia, and grow^yellow and cross, and red ; secondly,^your nose ; thirdly, you will be unable^to walk a mile at once ; fourthly, dinner^will be a misery ; fifthly, your shoulder^blade will increase in size and altitude:^sixthly, your eyes will grow weak ; sev^^enthly, you will break down at thirty,^or thereabout, and be a sickly old woman^from that time forth. If these troubles do^not frighten women from tight corsets,^perhaps the information that gentlemen^do not admire what dressmakers call a^^ pretty figure,^ so much as a natural^one, may have some influence.
Lkonink,Asinine and Lactkai..^^Reynolds' (London) newspaper has a fe^^rocious article in the genuine ^ tail lash^^ing ^ vein, entitled ^ English Hospitality^and Royal Shabbiness.^ Its theme is^the entertainment of the Viceroy of^Egypt at a hotel instead of a palace.^W e quote a specimen paragraph :
Are not our national palaces lying-in^hospitals^royal rabbit hatches, for the^procreation of an unlimited supply ot^German paupers to suck the lite-blood^out of English labor and to perpetuate^that monstrous anomaly, the most in^^dustrious and the most miserable work^^ing class upon the face ot the earth I^What signifies an insult to the ruler of^Egypt or a stain upon the honor of Eng^^land, so long as royalty is comfortable^and our princes and princesses are al^^lowed to breed at leisure, reproduce their^kind and multiply and replenish the^land for the delectation of that besotted^John Bull^that curious compound of^the donkey, the lion and the milch^cow ^
NOTICEis hereby g-iven that the copartaershia^heretofore exiatiog between J. Q. I'redis;^r and^Charles Koehon, in the saloon and bakery business,^at Diamond City, OslUtin o^untv. -Montana Terr!^tory, is hereby dissolved by mutaml ooneenl.
'i. a. PREDKrEK,
cua3KOEHON.^All dues to the old ffrtn must be po*d to Char)**^Koehon. 15*160