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INTHE MONTANA POST.
A. Newspaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of Montana Territory.
VOL.L NO. 7.
VIRGINIACITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1687.
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_..h m^!.ce toward oooe, with charity for all,^^ firmness in tbe risrbt. as ^iod gives us toMt^rrb: u^ finish the work we ale in. to bind^3*r* s^t ion's wound*, to care for him who shall^*P jLgfge the battle.and for his wk1o\t and orphan,^^*T,* which may achieve and cherish a just and^nrmcm amoaf oarselves and with all^^^^oT-AHRAHaJ. LWOOUC.
,. INTENTS OF THIS Nl'MBER.
equallyprobable. To harmonize all^these conflicting: systems and establish a^universal system over all the land : to^carry equity and equality, right, justice^and progress rifjht up to the acme with^fearlessness and expedition, there is only^only one course left. Let Congress en^^act a Constitutional amendment, whose^basis shall be Impartial Suffrage^re^^strict, qualify, and make such provision^as they will, but making it impartial to^all races,sexes and colors.and submit it to^tha people for their ratification. If they^reject the first, amend and repeat the^experiment until thay accept, and when^once accepted we will have a uniform^system, and the suffrage question will^be finally disposed of.
_.^ ;.-'i-tm' Kleotion of 1 r
itnatioo; Tbe Northwest Indi^,'ok^: A Startling Confession; The I'iooeer'/!^sift; 'on the Kactf* : The Reason Why : j
Haiir'i** Majority; Mining Matters, Another |^\uru^ Pole Expedition ; Uncle Thad^Poetry.
,| lVi ami ScifS rs^California, Nevada,
trreiron-California. Idaho. I tah, Kansas, Xe-^i-. ni the I pper Missoari ; President^Making; Life at Newport: Who Killed Maxi^^milian: Resolutions ; The Strongest Man in the^Wo'ld: Miscellaneous*.
I'ai.E3^The Correspondence : Indian Trouble*^in Missoula^I'etitioa to the Governor; Cyrus^Hamlin Dead; Mining- matters ; How Paper Col^^lar, are Made; Miscellaneous.
[Vlegrams;HaakerekM PHrtatiu^;^How to (ret up a European War ; The National^Dent; Pen and Scissors; Judicial Proceedings;^Will uf Rarey the Horse Tamer.
,.4,,E5A Week Amonjr the Hills Around Bran^^don ; The Indian Side of the Story: Official Vote^,\ iririuia Market It. port ; Helena
r*4~.K f^^The Josh Billiuco Papers: Satisfied with^Him.
PA'E 7^Poetry^^Men Wanted: I. H- 8 : From^Reynolds' City.
PAGEE^Virginia Locals ; Helena I ritis; Vir^^ginia Letter List.
eounselchosen by the House and theac^cused conduct the prosecution and de^^fense. The trial closed, the Senate votes^first upon the charges, and then, if found^guilty, which r^*^|uires a two-thirds vote^of the members present, upon the pun
SHOWVOI it COLOR'
(irownbold by victory, and rash as^irresponsible, the Gazette, in an impul^^sive leader under the classical caption^^Y^^i Bet,^ launches out furiously in
ishment.which in no case can extend j favor of ^taxation of I nited Mates^beyond removal from office and subse- bonds or repudiation without quahfica-^quent disqualification^ the verdictisfi-1 tion.^ It also proposes ^ the immediate
nal.In the trial of the President the Chief j redemption of United States bonds in ! mon8troU8lv aD8Urd.^Justice presides, which accounts for the j greenbacks.^ The Gazette has blunder-
recentattacks upon that officer. The ed. In its eagerness to inspire anarchylUe Nortll piatte and (razv
authorityfor impeachment trials is in j and manifest its ardent sympathy with Woman,g river it abounds with multi^^file enemies of the country, it has mix-
Wegive in another column the letter^of F. H. Head to the Indian Bureau. It^is incorrect in stating the Powder river^route ^a circuitous^ one, as it is several^hundred miles nearer than any of the^routes to the south and west of the^Wind river range. As regards ^wood,^water and grass,^ being scarce, it is^With the excep^^tion of a belt of perhaps SO or 100 miles,
GENERALELECTION OF 1867
Notthe least of the many complicated^^ad perplexing questions that have come^on the heels of the rebellion, is that of^.uffrago. Many of them are abstract,^this complex. Some come before the^people, or their representatives, for ad-^udication, and that ends them, but this^^ffects th^* composition of the Court it^^self. It will not be questioned that it is^desirable tbo system of suffrage should^he harmonious and similar in all the^States ; we hold that it is an imperative^necessity in the spirit of our institutions.^We now have in the late rebellious^States, in the Territories and the Dis^^trict of Columbia, suffrage unrestricted^by race, color or previous condition. The^rt-mainder of the States, with one or two^exceptions, adhere to their established^usage, and the question of manhood suf^^frage is now the principal issue in some^of the State elections. Wisconsin and^^\auf. s will soon have decided ui^on the^^paestion of female suffrage. Michigan^has lately disfranchised prize fighters,^and the Constitutional Convention of^the same State decided that all Indians^in that State should be voters. Should,^therefore, any of the Northern States^reject manhood suffrage, and Kansas and^other Western States adopt female suf^^frage, the question will become a very^complicated one. A clause in the Con^^stitution declares that ^ the citizens of^each State shall be entitled to all the^privileges and immunities of citizens in^the different States.^ but under this on^equal system a man's or a woman's priv^^ileges may be abridged as much by a^^einoval of a few rods across a State^line as though he had removed to a for-^^ ign Government, and disavowed alle^^giance. This is a condition of affairs not^to be desired. The bestowal of the right^of suffrage, irrespective of race or color,^in the District of Columbia, was an ex-^l^eriment, in the South it was a neces^^sity. The revivification of rebellion, un^^der the auspices of ^ My Policy,^ re^^quired a counteracting influence, or the^domination and elevation of those to^high places who had scarce returned^trom the rebel camps and councils. It^was no time to quibble over details and^qualifications^it was cut the mast or^^*ink the ship. When it came to the^question of the Territories, consistency,^irrespective of any other consideration,^demanded that wherever Congress had^authority, the privileges and immunities^should k^ equal. The entire idea was a^radical innovation upon the prejudices^and established usages of the country.^It was approved by some for its inherent^qualities of right, justice and Democrat^^ic equality: by others, who saw proper^to conciliate the seven hundred thou^^sand voters who were hereafter to be^manipulated. It was opposed by some^from prejudice, selfishness, and an intui^^tive premonition of a power that wonld
Wegive below the vote of the Terri^^tory at the general election of 1867, the^ratio of representation and the number^of voters represented by the respective^members of the House and Council un^^der the respective apportionments. As^Madison and Deer Lodge, polling over^one third of the entire vote of the Ter^^ritory, elected members of the House un^^der the first and the balance of the coun^^ties under the second apportionment,^thereby electing fifteen members instead^of thirteen, and this will be decided eith^^er by proclamation of the Governor or^the decision of that body when convened,^it will be important to know upon what^proportion of qualified electors the mem^^bers from the respective counties will^claim their seats. The validitv of the^different apportionments is a distinct^and separate point, this establishes only^the equity of the apportionment. The^figures speak for themselves.
DeerLodge County* 1.0:17
KtijjertonMadison^Gallatin^^I eflerson,^Beaverhead^Missoula^Choteau^Bit: Horn*
Sec.3, Art. 1 of the Constitution. Sec^4. Art. 2, says ^the President, Vice Presi- j UP Bi^ick Pomeroy's repudiation poli-^dent. and all civil officers, shall be re-! ^T *Hh Pendleton's redemption policy,^moved from office on impeachment for, j which, although aiming at the same ~^b-^and conviction of, treason, bribery, or ject. are claimed by Mr. Pendleton's^other high crimes and misdemeanors.^ j friends to be radically distinct. These^The following is the President's view | suggestions both appear in the same ar^of the case, as published in the New j tide in the Gazette. We ask, If the^York Herald of Sept, 14, and as the wri bonds are redeemed immediately how^ter speaks authoritativelv, and the Her can vou tax tuem ^ If 7oa ,a*^aid has been ^ as the voice of one crying ! J^* purpose will have been accom-^in the wilderness,^ foreshadowing every Plitih^ without redemption. Why ad~^important act of the President for some vocat^The 0ft* W asks
time,it mav be accepted as an index of our views on th^ question, if we think^his action if im^ached:the Proposition treasonable,^ l.nhesi
-The President holds that each of the three j tatingly, yes. It aims at the violation^great branches of the Government is for itself j of the pledged honor of the nation,^the judge of the constitutionality of a law. . T, violalion affords -aid and comfort-^Congress, in the first place, is a jodgr*. ^ '
Cassesa law according to constitutional forms | to the enemies of the Country. 1 lie^y the requisite majority orer the President's j pregs of e}tner partv win tell vou the^reto. According to the Constitution it can !^^ ,
onlylegislate on certain subjects. Well, the j enemies are numerous. It is only ex^law is passed and it comes to the President for cusable under the plea of ignorance, and
thatis certainly not claimed by the con^^stitutional lawyer of the Gazette. It is^no time now to question the propriety
tudinousstreams of water as pure, cold^and sparkling as ever leaped down from^the mountains; every valley and hillside^is luxurant with nutritous grasses: wood^is abundant, and there are no unford-^able streams south of the Big Horn.^There never has been either a toll^road or bridge on the route, and the en^^tire amount ot ferriage and tolls from^Omaha to Virginia city, by the Powder^river route is less than from Salt Lake^city to Virginia. Freighters can make^the trip in three or four weeks less time^than on any southern route and the^only detour was between Fort Smith and^the Bozeman Ferry on the Yellowstone,^and the direct route is now open through^the Bfidger canyon. The freight taken^over that road has not cost the govern^^ment $1,000 per pound, or else the cost^is more than the entire national debt.^It would be as proper to charge the^Powder river route with the money paid^or to be paid, for Alaska, as with the ex-
execution. He is sworn to faithfully execute
hisoffice, and ^preserve, protect, and defend^the Constitution of the United States.^ Who^is to determine for him whether the law pass-
edby Congress does not conflict with the ! ^^ l^ *~T^F^^i^^ v ' n8ea of the ,nilitary. They have never
Constitutionhe is sworn to defend^ If he I of the act exempting bonds from taxa-. , ,
considersit clearly in violation of theConsti-1i. ;^ _.u^ ,.^^ t,.^afforded an hours protection to an emi
tution,is he not under the most solemn obli^^gation to refuse to enforce it ^ It is conten^^ded by some that the more usual mode is for : Union Judges on^the President t^ assume a law constitutional .. . .
until otherwise declared by the Supreme '* a constitutional enactment when
tion. It is a law of the land. The ^u-
-.i ci irrant or freight train on the route;have
preinet ourt, with five Democrats to lour e
Thisthe President considers only ap- I issue was brought before them. The
pliesto doubtful cases; but where the conflict u..^^ ^^..
.i^l /-^^^ -i j j L.j act pro\ ides that at anv tune between
withthe Constitution is clear and undoubted 1 J
thePresident considers it his duty to decline the five or ten years named on the bond
itsenforcement altogether. Applying this | it8 maturity thev may be redeemed
toimpeachment, the following is the result: 1
'Thrownout for informality 762
X^^precincts established 30
Totalvote of Montana11,608
McLean'smajority in 1S651,386
Cavanauga'smajority in 1867I 10-
Itatioto each member of Council1,670
lir-: AITOKI lONMF.NT.
bythe Government, but not before. If^this agreement was made previous to^the act establishing the currency dollar^as a legal tender for all payments, would^not the Geizette admit the Democratic
Congresspasses articles of impeachmeut, sus^^pends the Pretident, and orders his arrest.^The alleged offense is that be refuses to en^^force the laws which he honestly believee to^be in antagonism with the Constitution.
Hetakes one view of the law, Congress an^^other. He holds that he can only be removed
on^conviction of treason, bribery, and other ; Supreme Court decisiom against ex pout^high crimes and misdemeanors.^ He holds ftlct^ laws^ The United States bonds^that a mere difference ef opinion as to the j, . ,
constitutionalityof a law between himself j ^^n neither ^^e taxed or redeemed at^and Congress is neither treason, bribery, nor ; present except by violation of law. The^other high crimes or misdemeanor. He holds, . ^. .. . r , .
thereforf,that he cannot be impeached, sus- hazette tttk^ ,ts cholc^ of design*^pended, or removed from office.. tions, knavery or treason. The name
Congressinsist* he can Then, he consid- j applied neither adds to or detracts from^ers, Congress places itself in an attitude of rr
revolution.It thus violates the Constitution * the guilt of a crime. The Gazette only^by attempting to usurp the executive power, j needs to add one more article to its^and must be put down. How will this be.... , . . ., , ,
done The President, acting for the best in- ; creed, and it will be shoulder and shoul-^terest^ of the country, and deeming the safety der with the ^ Old Owtrd,^ the ^Senti-
ofthe Republic in dsnger, will issue a pro-1 , _ t^^ ._,i ainr~ ,x^^
clamationproroguing Congress, calling for 'm W border, and the La C rosse^an election of new members, and invoking tbe Z)eiw/rrat.^ It is in a late number of the^aid of^ the people to sustain him- This,! am fsj G,t(ird imbibing encouragement^assured, is the view tbe President takes of the j
impeachmentmuddle, and the way be willact from the news from Connecticut, Cali-^sbould the occasion arise.fornia and Kentucky. We have an-
Underthe Constitution the President has-7, ' _^r
thepower to prorogue Congress only in case *wered the question ot the Gazette. \N e^of a disagreement to adjourn. But in a great ask if it endorses thisO/// Guard senti-
publicemergency, where the life of the nation 1~.... *n ,i-l
Isat stake, the President considers the exer- mel,t ' olm^ UP t0 lhe Work^ * es or^ci^ of extraordinary powers justifiable, no. ^ Democracy will resume its glo-^Moreover, Congress, by assuming unconstitu- rioue murci, and the dreams of the se- !^tional powers and attempting to destroy the 1^Executive, disqualifies itself, is no longer a I cessionists become the living realities of i OBe to travel
beena hindrance and annoyance to^travelers; an unmitigated nusiance, and^that is all. ' All freight for the last two^years^ has not ^'gone by the Missouri^river,^ nor the one half of it. The pros^^perity of Montana has been most seri^^ously checked this year by the Indians^and the military on that route, and we^believe it, without exception, the most^productive agricultural region west of^the Missouri. The tribute to the ^ regu^^lar traders^ put into the mouth of Was-^hakee is a thin artifice and does not con^^ceal the animu* of the writer. If the^government cannot do better than it has^this season, let it withdraw the troops,^notify emigrants that they have per^^mission to get through if they can. and^our word for it, the emigration over that^route next season will reach four thous^^and and the government will be spared^the painful necessity of making |^eaee^treaties with Indians who insult the^officers with their haughty insolence.
lawfulCongress, but a body of usurpers and i the future.^'^traitors. As such they have no rights the^Executive is bound to respect, and the Execu^^tive will deal with them accordingly, lhe^President's theory is that they first inaugurate^revolution by attempting an act subversive of^the Government, and upon them will rest the^responsibility of any strife or confusion that j^may follow.
\s I' A K I 1.1 ^ f. CONFESSION.
Thequestion of organizing a new Ter^^ritory from the northern counties of^Idaho and a slice off Washington, or the^annexation of the northern counties to^V\ ashington. is again being agitated.^So far as the shape of the Territory is^soncerned it would not be a desirable^n. although no worse than^Maryland, Delaware and the West Vir^^ginia Pan Handle. It is claimed on the^one hand that the remoteness of the^northern counties from the capital, the
theplist creek region.
EijitorPost : From Beartown to where 1^now write from a distance of forty miles intei ^^venes, on which the traveler finds two toll^roads. The first from the town down Bear^Gulch is nothing more than an imposition.^A rough trai'., over fallen timber or loose^rock, then over a mud hole and again op a^steep mountain side, is guarded by a gate^keeper. The prospector who goes to,or comes^from, Beartown must either forcibly resist or^submit to the miserable monopoly, granted^by the County Commissioners. Twenty-five^miles by trail brings us to Emmetsburgh, on^Henderson Gulch, which latter, with a very^few exceptions, is bemg abandoned for the
Ksent,owing to the scarcity of the water,^ring the summer months this gulch and the^bars have yielded handsomely, and may be^considered merely opened for more energetic^and remunerative operations next spring. A^few companies are still at work under disad^^vantages, but making from $8 to $16 per day^to the band. Emmettsburgh of course pre^^sents a dull appearance now. Sixteen miles^further, following the course of the limpid^waters of Flint Creek, and the Montana^Washoe,
isreached. This town is laid out on a grand^scale, with main streets running east and west,^100 feet wide, and intersecting thoroughfares^of 60 feet width. Some fifty or sixty build^^ings in all stages of construction, and built^principally of hewn logs, a good two-story^frame hotel, and the necessary adjunet of^whUky shops, at present compose the town.^Lota are held at from $300 to $500, and for^half a mile the lots on Main street are fenced^in. But there is one great feature in the^town, and, in fact, the cause and origin of^Phillipeburgh^via, the
st.LOCIS A, M. St. CO. 'S MILL,
which,under the direction of Mr. H. Coun^^tryman, will soon be completed. A battery^of ten stamps, six Wheeler pans and three set^^tlers compose tbe machinery. The building^is of stone and in all particulars strongly and^elegantly finished. As soon as completed, a^full and detailed description of this mill will^be forwarded to you. The ore to be crushed^by this mill is taken from the Comanche and^Hope lodes, both being situated one and a^half miles west from tbe mill, with a good^road leading to them. A gang of hands are^now employed on the Hope in an open cut 85^feet long, running nearly due east and west,^on a vein of five feet average thickness and^twenty feet deep. The ore assays very rich,^but as the mill will soon commence to prove^the correctness of the assays, I withhold the^fabulous yield the rock is said to give until^the returns come from the mill. But little^wore is going on in the shape of development^of tbe multitude of discoveries, and if but a^tithe of the staked claims yield the fifth part^of what they assay, bullion by the hundred^tons will find its way from Flint Creek to tbe^mint. Tbe Kumley-Bugher lode is probably^as large a ledge as any discovered, and from^the course of it, appears to be a continuation^of the Comanche. It shows an immense vein^of oie and promises to be one of the best^mines in the district. To give mention to^all of the so-called rich lodes would require^more space than you can devote to it, but as^they are developed will receive due notice.^Messrs. Harm an, Slaughtner and Dicterly are^now constructing in the gulch; one mile^y ^ ^^ town, three arastras, to be driven by^horse power, with a capacity of three tons^per day to the set. Each one is fnrnished^with a heating flue, permitting work to go^on during the winter. The rock, after being^run t! rough the first one, passes into the^next one below, where the pulp is brought in^contact with the quicksilver, thence goes into^the third or lower one, there to be thoroughly^amalgamated and drawn off. These arastras^are built of a fine quality of the hardest kind^of granite, and will be valuable to test the^silver ores of the district, before erecting more^costly machinery. B.^Phillipeburg, Sept. 23, 18^7.
AnotherNorth Hole Expedition.
Theimpeachment of the President on^the assembling of Congress is an assured^fact. Republican Congressmen, journal-^ists and statesmen, who have hitherto I The Indian difficulties are springing^opposed the measure, now urge it, and I up in a new quarter. Colorado, Kansas,^the supporters of Johnson now admit | Wyoming and Dakotah are compara^that a point is reached where the ques
TheDenver News of the ltltheays that some ; iufrequency of court terms and absence^one at Ellsworth is telegraphing Indian hoaxes 0i' easy commnnication, are causes for
populationand property are now limi^^ted enough to sustain a territorial gov-
tothe St. Louis and Chicago papers for the ^^purpose of driving travel from the Smoky Hill I division ; on^to the Central Railroad route. We strongly^suspect that a good deal of that kind of work^has been going on all the time.^[Salt Lake^Telegraph, Sept. M.
Indianhoaxes are no new things, and^tively quiet, and not even a rumor cotnes we know of no one more competent,^tion between the Legislative and Exec- I from the Big Horn camps ; when sud ; on the principle of ^ set a rogue to catch^utive heads must be decided. Mr. John- denly from Oregon, Idaho and our north
sonanticipates this, and having design-| western settlements comes tidings of Telegraph. That Mountain Meadow^edly invoked the contest, it is not to be ' depredations in the region of the C'o-ur affair 'suggests itself at once. Three^supposed that he will submit without a d Alene, Flathead and Pen d'Oreille; men^Charles Wilson, Isaac Potter^struggle for the mastery- On the con- i Lakes. A dozen or more prospectors | and John Walker^Ml good Mormons^^trary. we believe he is as confident as^Congress of ultimate victory. The un-^kindest cut of all is a tremendous article^in the New York World, from which the^Democratic press are expected to take^their cue, reading Johnson out of the
Democratparty, or rather disavowing appeal is made to the (tovernor oi Mon- is the account given by the Telegraph
ernment. The Lewiston Journal urges^division^the Boise Statesman objects.^XHE REASON WHY.
havebeen murdered, and the Flathead, i were arrested at or near (^olville,^Snake, Umatilla, Kootenai and Pen j Utah, in August last, upon the charge^d'Oreille tribes are thought to be bent j of threatening ^ to bring Indians and^on destruction. The prospectors on the clean out the town. They were put in^other side have gone back to procure j jail. Two Mormons guarded them. That^arms and ammunition, while the same j night sixteen men took them out. Here
thathe has or ever had any connection^with it, claiming it a squabble inside^the Union party, with which the Demo^cracy have nothing to do. This is mere^^ly an artifice to shirk the responsibilitv
tanafrom citizens of Missoula, stating ^ About 11 p. m., one of the guard hav-^the Indians have burned the country for ing occasion to go outside, the prisoners^a distance of two hundred miles, and the attempted to escape. They were fol-^Missoula valley is in imminent danger lowed a short distance and the guard^of a raid. The Governor has, and we fired. Potter was killed instantly, and^of carrying the dead weight of Johnson think wisely, furnished the settlers with ! Wilson was killed and his body was^in case of his defeat. In cases of im- arms to protect themselves. The densely found in Chalk creek. Walker was^peachment, the charges must be made in j populated camps of Deer Lodge would wounded but escaped. A Coroner s^be potent against their partisan schsmes; the House of Representatives by a mem- j turn out hundreds of the best kind of \ inquest was held to-day. A number of
ber,and a committee of inqury appoint- ^ Indian fighters on the first indications of India nit were sun around hen hint night^ed by the Speaker. This has already | a raid in Missoula, and these minute men | That last remark is intended to be very
workingsoldiers are the best protection j suggestive. The first assertion was^this instance it will probably be repeat- I after all. General Crook is having the 1 sworn before Judge Titus to be false by^^d. The House then appoints a com j various stragglers on tha other side j Walker, who reached Camp Douglas^mittee to appear at the bar of the Sen- placed on their reservations and has his | three days afterward. He identified ten^ate and demand a trial. The House sub-! force so arranged as to prevent the good Mormons as parties in the affair,^mits the articles of impeachment, a day j Snakes from committing any serious ' They were examined and sent to prison^of trial is appointed, and a process is I depredations. With the prospectors ' in charge of a Mormon marshal; bid the^served by the Sergeant at-Anns. The I crowding up to the new mines from the ! marshal ^good bye at the gate '' and
droveoff We look upon the affair pre-
Thecause of the Union defeat in Cali-^a rogue.^ to fathom such things than the , lornia wa8 weu known to be a local
quarrelin the Union party, having no^significance, although it did have effect,^with regard to national politics. The^Democracy rejoiced exceedingly, as they^also did at the decreased Union majority^in Maine. The eastern mails evidence^that this too was the result of a local^irritation. The Boston Adrertistr, Union,^and the Post and Herald, both Demo^^cratic, coincide that the cause ot the de^^crease in the Union majority was the^direct result and solely caused by the^prohibitory liquor and constabulary bills^passed by the Union Legislature last^winter. So after all the ado, Democracy^have made a great cry over a very little^wool.
iy others, who held that rapidly ex^^tending and patriotic idea, that the safe^^ty, perpetuity, grandeur and we fare of j been done by Ashley last winter, but in^the Republic depended upon an elevation^^^f the standard of qualifications for him^who casts the ballots, controlling and^perpetuating this great experimental^Government. And so from all parties^comes approval and disapproval, the mo^^tives varying as widely as the systems^slvoeated. That Ohio and New Jersey^will reject manhood suffrage, and that^Kansas and Wisconsin will add female^suffrage to the red man s investiture^with the ballot in Michigan, are about
Senateresolves itself into a Court of j east and west and as good backing as^Impeachment, the Senators are sworn : General Crook and the Deer Lodgers,
peaceful inhabitants of Missoula
theaccused, in the meantime furnished^with a copy of the articles of impeach^^ment, is summoned to appear, and the
thepeaceful inhabitants of^need not, we think, have apprehension^of molestation.
ciselyas the Telegraph does, ^ that a^good deal ot that kind of work has been^going on all the time.'* But it is very^indiscreet for the TeUoeoph to admit it.
Haioht's Ma.iokity.The Sacra-
' mento Union gives the official returns^\ from thirty-three counties and the re^^ported returns from fifteen others, leav-^* ing two to hear from. The vote in,foots^up 84,107 with a majority for Haight^over Gorhani, of 8,745. Klamath and^San Diego, the counties not heard from,^only polled 258 votes at the general elec^^tion of '65. This would bring the State^vote up to 84,395. The two counties^will probably increase Haight's majority^100 votes. The total vote in 1805 was^59,460. In 1864 it was 105,075.
GeneralAugur estimates the force^necessary to subjugate the Indians at^60,000, three-fourths cavalry. Gen. H.ir^ney fixes the number at 100,000.
Saysthe New York Times: ^ Un^^daunted by a hundred failures, trom the^days of Parry and Wrangle and Scoresby^and Franklin to those of our own Kane^and Hayes a society of titty well known^Frenchmen are going to make a new ef^^fort to reach the North Pole. A gradu^^ate of the Polytechnic School, young M.^Lambert, is the enthusiastic adventurer,^for whose outfit 25,000 francs are to be^raised. The curious point is that M.^Lambert is going to essay a ^ route never^before tried.'' This route we can hardly^figure to ourselves, as the commonly re^^ceived maps of high latitudes are crossed^in every direction with the lines which^represent the keel-tracks of exploring^ships.
But the spirits of polar adveutare is^one to be encouraged, not so much for^what may be found 'on the Pole,' as for^collateral scientific results. Let us hope^that the French expedition will go better^equipped than those our own country^has sent. Everything, as experience^shows, depends on previous preparation.^Two excellent iron steamers ought to^accompany every such expedition. Dr.^Hayes went in a single wooden schooner,^lacking many things; and his book re^^cords how far short he fell of his object.^The Russian Government have, we be^^lieve, an expedition preparing under Im^^perial auspices, from which mnch may^be hoped. Here is a fine chance for a^match between France and Russia,^with the North Pole as both stakes and^goal.^
PrivateMiles O'Reily,^ though a^Democrat, is not an unmitigated Philis^^tine. He can even appreciate the good^points of Thad. Stevens, whom Demo^^cratic editors generally seem to think it^a party duty to represent as a devil in^^carnate. ^ Miles ^ has been writing a-^screed of verse on the great Radical, of^which the following is a specimen :
Gnarledand tough from seventy Winters,^A gritty, grisly, bitter ^Rad^
Thoughour Union fall to splinters,^Here's to Pennsylvania Thad !
Thoughlame his leg, his mind is rapid,^Ami all the House is hushed and glad.
Whento squelch some talker vapid^^Rises Pennsylvania Thad.
He'sin candor a believer.
Allmay know the thought he had ;^For no mealy-mjoutbed deceiver
Isour wrinkl* Uncle Thad.
Goit, my old shoulder hitter !
Forthough we think your logic bad,^You're just as brilliant as you're bitter^Here's to Pennsylvania Tha^i I