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THE MONTANA POST, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1868.
D. W. TILTON
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Tle Sweetw ater Mines.
Weclip the following from the cor^^respondence of the Chicago Time*, in re^^gard to the new ^ Eldorado,^ so much^talked of hereabouts:
Ranger Jack ^ is a frontier character,^well known to the miners of Montana,^Idaho and Utah. ^ Ranger,^ whose real^name is Smith, came down Irom the^mountains a few weeks since to visit his
Earents,who live in Iowa. ^ Ranger ^^as been in the mountains since he was^a youth ; and perhaps there is no person^living who has taken a more active part^in exploring or prospecting our vast^mountain domain than this same Smith.^I accidentally met Smith to-day at Ot-^tumwa, and having been acquainted^with him for two years in Montana, have^implicit confidence in his statement con^^cerning the new diggings.
Anold California miner, called Doc.^Leonard, was known to have taken out^several thousand dollars in dust, some^^where in tlje Wind river mountains, in^1862. Leonard went to California in the^fall, and the secret of hislonesome sum^^mers toil among the Indians would have^died with him had not some miners at^Fort Bridger, en route for Montana, no^^ticed his well filled purse, and while un^^der the influence ot chain-lightning^whisky, heard him say something about^mining in the Wind River mountains.^The miners, Smith being among the^number, went on to Montana, and noth^^ing more was thought of the occurrence^until last summer, when a party, con^^sisting of Eddy Smith, Maj. Gallagher,^T Rein, Jack Connor, and a few Mor^^mons, outfitted at Fort Bridger, and^^t.. ed to find the old Californians El^Dorado. Alter searching several days^on the tributaries of the Sweetwater,^came upon mining signs on Straw-^K ; ry Creek. An old sod cabin, a dam^i.- t1 e cren'k. an ol^i. broken wlu-flhar-^i^w convinced them that they had^t und where Leonard had obtained his^rc^^i of all evil. Prospecting soon com -^menced, and in a short time a number of^ricL leads and placer mines were discov^^ered A war party of Sioux appearing^sonm. convinced them that they had im^^portant business back to Fort Bridger,^nod during August the Indians held un^disputed possession. But the news soon^*t - .d. Miners from Utah. Idaho, Xe^^vad and Montana began to arrive; a^lanre party was soon organiaed, and^t. i. . U ft Bridger for the new diggings.^On ' ae arrival oi this party, the Sioux^sud^ -inly found that they had important^^T a s to transact in some other part of^the i ountry. Two towns were immedi^^ately laid out^Forest City and fcshosho-^ne^ a district organized ; laws passed ;^officers appointed.
Themines were found to extend over^100 luare miles, or 12 miles in length^and nine in width. Only a small por-^:^ ^ the surrounding country has yet^be*^Ti prospected. The quartz is the^^ar. ^ that is found in California, con^^taining free gold; and if the leads de^^velop as they prospect on the furface, it^wiil be the richest gold mining camp^^ v ^i discovered. There is quartz enough^' ] .ii a hundred mills for the next ceu-^tury. Among the richest leads, Smith^mentions the Ceresa, (supposed to be^worth $10,000 per foot), the Miners' De^^light, Mountain Jack, King Solomon,^Badger, Mahomet, and others. But few^miners remained during the winter.^Nearly all improved a few idle moments^and came to the States, by way of the^Union Pacific Railroad. The placer^mines, so far as yet discovered, are nei^^ther rich nor extensive. The best dis-^-coveries will not exceed $12 per day to^the man. Only four paying gulches have^yet been discovered.
FKO.nMI.VEKBOW.^Ouartx and Plteer Mining.^Editor Post. This now almost deserted lo^^cality, the central Point of the Deer Lodge^nsiaes, two yean since could boast a popula^^tion of over one thousand persons. Then Hel^^ena and this point were rivals, and the only^western camps in oar Territory. Helena had^equally good mines, and being the head of^navigation, has steadily increased her popu^^lation and extended hex boundaries until the^has become the metropolis, and would like to^be, the Capital of the Territory. A stranger^traveling* through this place to-day, would^very naturally exclaim, the mines of this vi^^cinity cannot be valuable, or surely the town^would keep a larger population ; but not to,^Mr. Stranger. It is not the absence of the^precious metals that has operated to lessen^our population, but other natural causes. First,^a very great scarcity of water, and eecotfd,^that of fall ia the ground to enable persons to^frequently use the water we have; again, our^diggings are shallow, not affording tunnel dig^^gings for our miners during the winter months,^and hence so soon as we are frozen up, our^miners betake themselves to Deer Lodge Bit^^ter Boot and Gallatin Valleys, Helena and^Virginia Cities, and to Oregon and California'^to return with the opening of spring.^^The great want of this country is water.^^Within a radius of two miles, w^ have gold^enough to 'give every man in Montana the^full cravings of his heart, could we command^an adequate supply of water. From the sum^^mit of the divide, two miles distant on the^south,;*o the foot hills twelve miles east and to^the foot hills I even miles west, near German^Gulch, nearly every rod of the ground would^pay from $5, to $7 per day to the hand, with^a reasonable supply of water ; and we say what^we do know, when we state that many claims^in this immediate vicinity, have paid and will^again pay, from $90 to $50 per day to the^baud, so soon and so long as water can be ob^^tained this coming season. No better paying^investment can be entered into by any capi^^talist, than the bringing in of the wateta of^Big Hole River upon the grounds above de^^scribed. It will make millionaires of all inter^^ested in the enterprise. But it is not alone^placer diggings that we look to for futu
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Thomasreinstated^.VIHilary Con^^firmation* and A^^l^rnment^^Sher^^man decline*^ Lennon sentenced^^Trouble In the Florida Conven^^tion^Hancock In difficulty^Ten-^ue**ee Conservative Convention^^urreney expansion probable.
ThxStanton affair, in which A. J. so^stoutly persists in keeping the Secretary^out of office, but which he has been un^^able to do, brings to mind a circumstance^whi-th happened some three years ago^At that time Secretary Stanton addressed^a letter tn Andrew Johnson, accepting^his resignation as. brfg^ier general and^military governor of^ayiinessee, and^complimenting htm far Atttriotio and^able services. What grea^hanges have^taken place since then, and if *' a sor^^rows crown of sorrow is remembering^happier things,^ how bitter must be the^^ reflections of Andrew ^ohnson as he^recalls the incidents of those better days^before he repudiated his country and^himself.^ Some men know not what^g/atitude is.^Rocty Mountain Netcs-
prosperity. The quarts in the immediate vi^^cinity of our town will operate still more^largely to build up, strengthen and support, a^large population. The number of our ulrendy^tried lodes, will offer profitable labor for^thousands of men, and hundreds of mills and^smelters. At Butte City, a goodly amount of^work is being done on the ledges, ia sinking^and tunnelling. The frame for the new mill^is mostly completed, but the machinery is not^expected to arrive before June, next, we visi^^ted Yankee Doodle Gulch, a short time since,^and were surprised to find so many persons^wintering there. We had been led to suppose^that gulch a ^ bilk,^ but with pleasure we^learned that quite a number of claims bad al^^ready paid over wages. We saw over $20^washed out of the sluices for less than a day's^work for two men. Messrs. Everest, Arm^^strong ^ Co., intend putting in a lengthy bed^^rock flume in the spring. From Yankee Doo^^dle we went to Black Tail Gulch ; here all^labor was suspended. This little gulch will^pay well the coming season. The water was^conveyed into the gulch too late in the fall^to accomplish much, yet some good pay was^obtained. 5,200 feet of ground and the ditch^^carrying the water into this gulch, is for tale^by A. T. Shoupe, and can be bought cheap, as^that gentleman wishes to go east as early as^possible Next we visited Highland. Here^we were most agreeably surprised. Where we^expected to find little or no labor being per^^formed, on account of the depth of snow, we^found all energy and enterprise. Serves A^Marshall were tunnelling and getting out pay^dirt; Over bay, Buck A Co. do., as well as many^others. In the way of quartz, wonders are^being accomplished ; Wilburn A Co. have near^^ly completed the tunnel to their ledge, just^below town. This ledge is rich in copper for^a depth of sixty feet, when the copper runs out^and a fine qualitv of gold-bearing rock is^found. On the Kevins Hill, all is life; a^number of shafts are being sunk to a gooi^depth, several already down 75 am'^The rock from the Neven, Only Chance^Gold Excel, will equal in richness for gold,^any rock in the country. The ^ Western^Treasury,^ Burdeu A Co.'s ledge, has a shaft^75 feet deep, and is turning out good ore.^^Thompson, Johnson A Myers, are running a^tunnel to their silver ledge, to tap it 120 feet^deep. Flowers A Co. are putting a tunnel in^^to the ^ Only Chance.^ Berkney is tunnelling^for the Nevens ; McCord A Co. do. Florence^A McCord have struck a ledge of very rich^rock in their tunnels, about which there is a^dispute. Some claim it for the Nevens, oth^^ers for the Bendigo, and still others for a new^ledge, and have named it the ^ Cheyenne.^^^On the Ballarat Hill, guite as much life is^manifest. The indefatigable discoverers are^running a tunnel to open their ledge about^200 feet deep; they are now in about 200 feet^and expect to strike the ledge in April. Wat^^son A Co. are in fine spirits, (and well they^may be,) believing their Ballarat claims to con^^tain all they desire. The indomitable Todd A^Co. are running a tunnel to open the Ballarat^on the east line of No. 5, and the east line of^the first extension. By these tunnel*, the Tul^eve, Ballarat, Bijou and Forest Queen, can all^be worked. No less than nine tunnels are be^^ing run in this camp. En route for Silver^Bow. I visited the Moose Creek silver lodee.^^Parties were at work on the Tiger lode, now^presenting a crevice about 7 feet wide, at a^depth of about 30 feet. The ore looks of a^fine quality. On the Parker lode they are^down to a greater depth, with a splendid crev^^ice and the finest walls ever seen. This ledge^is rich in gold, as well as silver. By assay,^it has been found to be well worth working^for the gold alone, while it assays over $900,^per ton in silver. Dr. S. C. Day and Ben Har^^vey have good ledges here. On one of their^ledges, the Dr. says they are down over 60 feet.^The Dr. challenges the Territory oa silver ore;^says be will bet any amount on his rock, ton^for ton, as it is quarried out of the ledge.^^Surely it almost staggers belief that bo much^wealth exists in so small a compass of coun^^try. Who can predict the influence of throw^^ing into the commercial world, the untold and^incalculable millions of Montana.
silvkkbow, Jan. so, iese.
London,Feb. 14.^Recent rumors from^Paris speak of a contemplated change of the^Ministry in defiance of the wishes and senti^^ments of the Liberal party.
Columbus,0., Feb. 14.^The Legislature^adopted resolutions instructing their Senators^to vote against Sherman's bill declaring the^Alabama Constitution ratified ; also, demand^^ing the repeal of the reconstruction laws, and^protesting against the pending bill to limit^the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
Washington,Feb. 14.^Senate^Williams^presented memorials from officers and volun^^teers of the army, protesting against the pass^^age of the bill relative to the commutation^ofjwy.
Trumbullcalled up the bill he introduced^yesterday, authorising the temporary supply^of vacancies in the executive departments.^The bill provides in case of death, resignation^or absence of the head of any executive de^^partment, or any officer in either, whose ap^^pointment is in the head thereof, that the^President may authorise the head of any oth^^er executive department or other officer, whose^appointment is invested in him, with the con^^sent of the Senate, to perform the duties of^said office until a successor be supplied or the^disability cease; provided no vacancy be thus^supplied for a longer period than ten days.^After some discussion the bill passed.
Wilson, Military Committee, reported^bill reducing the expenses of the War Depart^^ment, and for other purposes.
Theresolution to admit Senator Thomas^came up. Buckalew spoke in its favor. Sher^man, Howard, Morton and Stewart spoke^against the admission. Johnson gave notice^that he would close the debate on Monday.
Senatewent into executive session and soon^after adjourned.
Washington,Feb. 14.^Attorney-General^Stanbery in the Supreme Court to-day, read a^letter from the Secretary of the Treasury,^stating that the Department understood that^the question of the Constitutionality of the^legal tender act, had. arisen in this term of^Court in several cases, between private parties.^As the Government had no opportunity to^present an argument in suppoit of the law,^and a very deep interest is felt on the subject,^by the Government and country at large,^he hoped the Attorney-General would ask leave^to present an argument in support of the law,^before the cases should be decided. The At^^torney-General said, owing to his multifarious^legal duties, he would be unable to prepare a^proper argument during the present term,^therefore he desired the Court not to deliver^an opinion on these cases until next term.^The Court took the matter under advisement.^One of the cases alluded to, involves purely^1 the question of ordinary debt, whether a party^has a right to discharge an obligation in le^^gal tenders. Another case, argued by Sena^^tors Johnson and Wilson, presents instruc^^tions as to whether a debtor can pay taxes in^legal tenders, the State of Oregon having de^^clared all shall be paid in gold. The third^case, was argued by Carlisle and Wells, from^California, which has a statute declaring all^fiduciary State tax shall be paid in gold.
Gen'lL. Thomas resumed his duties to-day,^as Adjutant-General, at the request of the^President, communicated through Gen'l Grant.^Mr. Stanton relieved him from this Office in^IBttj since when Gen'l Townsend has acted as^Adjutant-General.
HouseWood offered a resolution direct^^ing the General of the Army to furnish all^correspondence between himself and Gen'l^Hancock, relating to the removal of council-^men of New Orleans. Adopted.
Clark,of Kansas, introduced a bill forever^abolishing peonage in New Mexico. Refer^^red to Judiciary. House then proceeded to^consider bills of a private character.
Thebill again extending the patent for^making wooden screws, to the widow of
London,Feb. 14.^The Fenian, Lennon, con^^victed of treason and felony, was sentenced^to fifteen years imprisonment with bard labor*^Lennon made a defiant speech and said that^before his term of imprisonment had expired^the British Monarchy would be overthrown ;^he gloried in the act for which he was now^condemned, and hoped he would have an op^^portunity to repeat it.
Paris,Feb. 14.^The Corps Legislatif amend^^ment, proposed by the Berrier bill, for regu^^lating the press, was defeated after a stormy^debate. The Government is rapidly pushing^forward the organisation of the National^Guard throughout France, in accordance with^the provisions of the Army Bill.
London,Midnight, Feb. 14.^In the House^of Commons this evening, Earl Magee asked^leave to bring in a bill to suspend the opera^^tion of the writ of habeas corpus for a short^period, from March 1st. He said the Fenian^leaders had shown their disregard for their^oath of allrginnce to the Crown, and stated^that out of 26S Fenians who have been arrest^^ed, 95 Americans were included; saying al^^though the Government succeeded in repres^^sing the rebels, still the extension of power^was necessary to enable it to complete the^work.
Tallahassee,Feb. 14.^The excitement^among the Delegates to the Convention is in^^tense. There are serious apprehensions of a^collision between the two factions. The mili^^tary are protecting the Capital. Twenty-^eight members are present in Convention.
NewYork, Feb. 14.^The Tribune special^says, Gen. Sherman telegraphs his friends at^Washington that he don't wish to come here.^He don't believe the President can lega'ly^create a new Military Division, and is so deter^^mined on this point that he prefers the al^^ternative of rerignation if ordered to accept.^The General asked his brother to have the^Military Committee refuse to sanction his ap^^pointment. This action of General Sherman^creates much talk.
TheWorld's special pretends to think that^the President will soon remove Stanton and^appoint another Member of the Cabinet ad^interim.
Mexicanad.-ices of the 29th, state that the^whole country is reported as broken out with^pronunciamentos. A severe fight occurred^in the City between the officers of Juarez'^body guard. The whole affair was laid before^Congress. M egret e, who pronounced in favor^of Ortega. i.^ said to be without funds. The^steamer Francisco, from Aspinwall, had ar^^rived.
Washington,Feb. 15.^The Speaker laid be^^fore the House to-day, a copy of the corres^^pondence between Gen'ls Grant and Hancock,^relative to the organization of the city coun^^cil of New Orleans. Under date of Feb. 7th,^Hancock telegraphed to Grant that he had^removed nine members of the council^two^white and seven colored, for contempt of or^^ders from military commander, in proceeding^to election of recorder for 2nd District, which^is an elective office by the people, not by tbe^council. Gen'l Hancock appeal* to that por^^tion of the reconstruction act, which allowed^the District Commander to suspend or remove^persons from office, and provides from time to^time for the performance of the duties of per^^sons so removed, by appointment. In justifi^^cation of his conduct, under date of Feb. 8th,^Grant telegraphs to Hancock to suspend the^order until a full report of his reasons. Han^^cock replied under date of Feb. 9th, request^^ing Grant to reconsider his action, and that^his order in the premises does not suspend,^but shall be withdrawn till Grant shall have^full reasons for Hancock's action by mail.^He then proceeds to vindicate bis conduct in^a lengthy argument. Grant replies if Han^^cock's orders removing the city council be ex^^ecuted and new appointees are *n, he need not^suspend under orders, as directed. Hancock^replies under date of Feb. 11 th, that the change^in the city council was an accomplished fact^when Grant's dispatch was received. During^the correspondence Hancock asks to be re^^lieved.
Havana,Feb. 15.^Advices from Hayti state^that the revolution in the southern part of^the Island has become general. Gen'l Sala-^mon, present Minister to European Courts, pro^^vides a Presdent in place of Salnave. All prin^^cipal towns are in arms against the govern^^ment and autboritv of Salnave.
Washington,Feb. 15.^House^The* con^^sideration of the Kentucky contested election^case was resumed. After debate, participated^in by Trumbull, Blaine, Bowland, Davis and^others, the remaining resolution was reported^by the Committee on Elections, and adopted,^declaring Smith not entitled to a seat, and
!fso'feet3^ Thomas Harvey, was defeated, on the ground j directing that the Governor of Kentucky be^)hance and that i4 wms to tl,e interest of ^ monopoly of noUfied of a vacancy in the Second Congresa-^^ r.,r '* the Providence American Screw Company.tonal District.
FashionableWeddings.^The fash^^ion now is at church weddings to stretch^a broad white ribbon across the aisle up^which the bridal party passes, above^which none but invited guests are allow^^ed to sit. The bridesmaids enter in^pairs, unattended by gentlemen^the^groom with his future mother-in-law,^the bride with her father. Two of the^groomsmen precede the whole party .and^the others follow it. After the ceremony^each of them gives an arm to one of the^maids as the party leaves the church.^At least such is the latest Philadelphia^fashion.
TheVirginia City, Nevada, Enterprise^says: Parties arc leaving almost daily^for the Sweetwater mines To-day Mr.^Charles Willard, an indefatigable pros^^pector, leaves by the Overland coach for^South' Pass City. He will go by stage to^Fort Bridger, where he will procure ani^^mals and pack through to the mines
TheSpeaker presented a communication^from the Secretary of War, enclosing copies^of all orders of Commanders of the Military^Districts, for education under the reconstruc^^tion laws.
Butlerreverted to the bill for the relief of^Navajo Indium: at Bosquet Redound ; to es^^tablish them on a reservation, and appropria^^ting one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to^relieve them. Passed.
TheHouse proceeded to consider the resolu^^tion declaring Smith, the contestant for^Brown's teat, from Kentucky, not entitled to^a seat. Without disposing of the question,^adjourned.
Adestructive fire occurred in Market street^last night; loss $125,006. A number of per^^sons were buried beneath the falling wall.^Tbe bodies of one white man and four negroes^have thus far been recovered, in a mangled^condition. It is thought that all will die.^It is feared that nearly a dozen were crushed.
Havana,Feb. 14.^Advices from Salnave's^Headquarters state that his chief army had^been defeated by Coscos rebels, on the frontier,^and that Gen'l Alexis committed suicide.^Gen'l Nord incurred the distrust of Salnave,^who deprived him of his rank.
Washington,Feb. 14.^The Senate confirm^^ed the nomination of several hundred army^officers for promotion, together with a large^number of original appointments.
M.A. Shaffenburg was confirmed as Mar^^shall of Colorado.
Thenomination of Sherman to be Gen'l by^brevet was referred to Committee on Military^Affairs.
ThePresident directed Gen'l Grant to issue^an order creating a military division, to be^called the Division of the Atlantic, composed^of the Department of tbe East and the De^^partment of Washington ; to be commanded^by Lieut. Gen'l Sherman, headquarters at^Washington, until further orders from tbe^President. Grant was directed to assign no^officer to permanent command of the Depart-^mens of Missouri. In pursuance of the above^order, Gen'l Grant directed Gen'l Sherman,^senior officer of the Military Division of Mis^^souri, to temporarily perform the duties as^Commander of that military division, and^the additional duties of Department Com^^mander.
LittleRock, Ark., Feb. 14.^The Conven^^tion adjourned to-day, subject to the call of^the President. The conservative members^presented a protest, declaring the Constitu^^tion prescriptive and subversive of the rights^of the citizens of the State.
Florence,Feb. 14.^Yesterday evening Ad^^miral Farragut attended a stare dinner in^tbe Royal Palace, by invitation of the King,^and was received with marked courtesy by^the King and treated with great honor and^consideration by the distinguished company,^which included a number of the Members of^the Cabinet, high officials of the Court and^city and the chief officers of the army and^navy. The latest rumor is that Farragut is^here to obtain a naval station in the MeJiter-^Oflflawfl.
Louisville,Ky. Feb. 14.^Movements are^be.ng made to secure the National Democrat^^ic Convention to tbh) city. The people offer^to erect a suitable building for the use of the^Convention, pay all ^expenses, furnish addi^^tional hotel accommodation j and throw open^the houses to guests.
TheSpeaker laid before the House the Grant^and Hancock correspondence. The House then^went into Committee of the Whole on the di^^plomatic appropriation bill,
London,Feb. 15r^Earl Derby has been very^ill. The rumor prevalent this morning that^he died during the night proves unfounded.
SirG. Shea, one of the members of the
NewOrleans, s^eb. 15.^The Democratic^mass meeting at the St. Charles* Theatre, to^^night was densely filled. A resolution was^adopted, endorsing President Johnson, for^affiliating with the northers Democracy. Ex-^Gov. Weller, of California, was one of the^speakers.
Chicago,Feb. 15,^Washington specials^say, Gen. Stedman, Collector of Internal^Revenue at New Orleans, has resigned his po^^sition, to take effect May 15. It is generally^understood that the Committee of Ways and^Means will report a bill increasing the curren^^cy at least fifty millions. The pressure brought^to bear upon the Committee in favor of the^increase of the currency, especially from the^West, i: very great.
SenatorSherman, in executive session yes^^terday, offered a resolution instructing the^Military Committee not to report any more^brevet nominations. This is intended to re^^lieve the committee from the difficulty of re^^porting Gen. Sherman's case.
ThePendleton men, who have a strong or^^ganisation here, are fearful that Johntou has^the inside track for nomination.
St.Louis, Feb. 15.^The Common Council^held a meeting to urge the Missouri Senators^and Represent stives in Congress to favor the^removal of the National Capitol to St. Louis;^also asking the State Legislature to take ac^tion in the same direction.
NewYork, Feb. 15.^A letter from Shang^^hai of December 3d, states that Minister Bur^lingarae's party was detained at Tungsang^though accompanied by a large Chinese escort^on account of tbe proximity of a large band^of robbers. It is supposed it was designed to^capture the party for a ransom.
Thesteamship ^Quaker City^ was soli at^auction yesterday, by tbe United States Mar^^shall, for $18,000, having been libelled for^seamen's wage.-^amount $10,000.
TheHerald's Havana specials state that the^American Consul at Jamacia has had inter^^views with Admirat Munday and Commodore^McClintock. Sudden dispatches had been for^^warded to Washington, containing mysterious^hints of negotiations in relation to the Hon^^duras and Cayman Islands.
TheAmerican whaling f chopner ^ Hannah^Grant^ had arrived in distress. A portion of^the crew, who landed in boats on the coast of^Laguayra, had been seized by Venezuelan In^^dians, who afterwards returned the schooner's^boat* and eight ot tbe crew who are British^subjects.
London,Feb. 17.^It is generally believed^that Stanley will coon succeed Derby, at the^head of the British Ministry.
Advicesfrom Abyssinnia, say that Theodore^is in camp near Magdala, said to be in bad^straits, in a military point of view. An en^^gagement between tbe two armies is immi^^nent. Very few of the disaffected native^^hiel's now acknowledge any fealty to Theo^^dore. Casso and Tigra direct the oproring^Courts, and favor Gen'l Napier. The latter^distrusts Casso's motives, and consequently^seeks to arrange a binding allhmce with him^so as as to hold him answerable for his future^acts.
Threethousand five hundred British troops^landed at Saula- The advance ol the army is^within two days' match of Antalo, half way^to Magdala, where probably a battle will oc^^cur. Tbe Egyptians with tbe contingent,^embracing many Turks, are very near Magda^^la, but use no caution, and march in a very^reckless manner, without the sanction of the^British officer. The troops have tuffered con^^siderably from heat.
HAVIXOREMOVED to tbe larfra Storm. U_-^doors belorr Content's C^irner we oav^ ope^ed oat an immense stock of Gornev A Co. g ^-^^known
St.Louis, Feb. 17.^A bill ceding a tract^of land ten miles square, south of this City,^for tbe location of the National Capitol, has^been introduced in the Missouri Legislature.
Philadelphia,Feb. 17.^Wm. M. Swayne,^founder of the Ledger newspaper, died yester^^day.
TuePope has appointed the following^Catholic Bishops :^Diocese of Phila., Wm.^Ohara ; Bishop at Scranton, J. F. Sharahon,^of Medea ; Bishop of Harrisburg, Kev. Dr.^Bp Her, of Richmond, Bishop at Willmington,^Illinois.
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VirginiaCity, M. T., July. 1867.( 1v23tf)
TheI mtod States Ktipreme Court.
Thefollowing information in refer-^enro to the Supreme Court of the Tni-^ted States will ^correct some prevalent '^mistakes as to the names and number of^tbe judges, and be otherwise interesting^now that the public attention is directed^to the rumored action of that tribunal^on the reconstruction laws. There are^at present eight judges, who rank as^follows: S. P. Chase, Ohio, Chief Jus^^tice, salary, $^,500; Nathan Clifi'ord,^Maine, Associate Justice ; Samuel Nel^^son, New York, Associate Justice ; liobt.^C. Qrier, Pennsylvania, Associate Jus^^tice ; David Davis, Illinois. Associate^Justice; Noah W. Swayne, Associate^Justice: Samuel F. Iowa, Associate Jus^^tice ; Stephen J. Field, Associate Justice.
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Courtof Queen's Bench, has also been very ill; | Each Associate Justice has a salary of^both however are recovering.
Florence,Feb.-15.^The dinner to Admiral^Farragut was a grand affair. Sella, former^Minister of Finance, toasted the Admiral, and^in bis remarks said, ^ that iron hearts, not^iron clads, based his fame. The Admiral, in^acknowledging the compliment, spoke of his^love for Italy, and of his confidence in her^noble progress. Geo. P. Marsh, Representa^^tive of the United States, in Italy, on behalf^of his Country, thanked Sella for hopes of^an eternal alliance. Gepices, former Secretary^of Marine Affairs, said ^such an alliance^with America, a country found by Columbus,^babtised by Vespucius and celebrated by Booti,^was entirely natural.
London,Feb. 15.^Later advices do not^confirm Abyssinnia intelligence sent last even^^ing. A dispatch to-day state, no movements^of the Egyptian corps h^d occurred. The^news from Abyssinnia should be received with^caution.
Lisbon,Eeb. 15.^The steamer from Rio^Janero arrived to-day, brought the following^intelligence. Beyond the usual skirmishing,^there had been no fight between the hostile^armies.
Thecholera is still raging with unabated fu^^ry in Buenos Ayres. There was also much sick^^ness in both armies.
Therevolt which broke out in the Argen^^tine Republic has been successful, the ruling^government having been overthrown.
Nashville,Feb. 15.^The Conservative State^Convention met in this City, and adopted^measures looking to a thorough organisation^throughout the State, warmly endorsing the^administration of Andrew Johnson and de^^claring the Government established to give^protection of political rights, of material in^^terest, to the white race, and should be so ad^^ministered. They propose to vote with tbe^Democratic party, and with all others opposed^to the existing Congressional despotism.^They declare Andrew Johnson the choice of^the Democratic Conservative p^ople of Tennes^^see, for the next President.
Theages of these J udges as far as can^be ascertained are as follows : Chase,^60 ; Urier, 71 on the 5th of March. 1853 ;^Miller, 41; Clifford, Go on the 18th of^August, 18^8; Nelson, about 70; Field,^45 ; 1 hi vis, 00; and Swayne about 5-5.^Of these men. Chase, Miller. Swayne,^Davis and Field were appointed by Lin^^coln, Qrier by Polk, Clifford by Buchanan^and Nelson by Pierce. Justices Nelson,^Clifford and Grier are Democrats. RoM^and Davis are Conservatives, and Chase,^Swayne and Miller are Republicans.
BTvirtue of an execution issued ont of and by^tbe Probate Court in and for Madison County,^Montana Territory, bearing- date January 29tb, A.^D. 1868, I have levied upon and will sell to the^highest bidder, lor caah. in front of tlx- Sheriff's^OtBc^ on Idaho street in Virginia City, County and^Territory aforesaid, on the atuh day of February,^1868, between tne hours of 10, A. M. and 4. P. If.,^^f said day, tbe following described property lyins;^and being in the County aforesaid, to WM ; One^Ranch situated mi Madison Creek, opposite Hall ^^8paulding^s Mill, between Allen and Douglas*^Ranches, together with all the buildicgs and ap^^purtenances thereto belonging, taken as the prop^^erty of Robert I'etersoa, to satisfy execution in^favor of II. Johnson, Administrator of Estate of^John L. Brown, deceased.
DAVIDMcCRAXOR, Sheriff.^Viryrinia City, Montana Territory, Fefcruarv the
WEare now prepared to furnish a superior^quality of the following: kinds of leather,
Equalin Tannage, Finish and Durability to the^very best quality of Kaster tanned Leather.
FIRSTQUALITY SOLE LEATHER, per lb., 58 CtS^FINISHED CALF SKINS, per dozen, (60'to $110^do KIP do do$75 to 120
FAIRand COLORED SHEEP SKINS,
Perdozen, $16 to 17 50^FINISHED UPPER, per Side,$6 to $9
Noticetie reduction in price!
COUNSELLOR AX LAW,
Willattend promptly to all business of a legal^nature, take depositions, administer oaths, etc, etc.
DP*Immediate attention given to the collection^of all claims against the United States, especially^such as may arise under the recent act of Congress^equalizing bounties. OAca ovar the store of Geo.^I-^- Sboap. corner Wallace and Jackson streets^Virginia city, M. T.|3gs '
Charleston,Feb. 15.^The Convention occu^^pied most of the day discussing the resolution '^aekir; Congress to loan tbe State ten millions^of dollars, for the rmrpo-e of purchasing^binds for the landless. *
JudgeUnderwood to-dav remanded Church-^well Combs to the cuttody of the military, I^and decided that Congress, which was the war |^making power, had not yet declared peace ; I^th* country being in a state of armistice, and iln he irattes of Henry Myers, (.^that civil courts Have no right to take pris- IBankrupt.IIn Bankruptcy,
onersout of military custody. The case goes To w'.iom it may concern ;
tothe Supreme Court.The undersigned hereby give* notice nf b'.s ap-
Gen'lSchofield issued ^ev^ral crders about I poirtment as assignee of Ummg Myers, of the city
BAVRRIPT XOTICt.^^ INK NO. I .
EIN G PRACTICAL TANNERS OUR^^SELVES, and determined that Montana shall^supply her own Leather, we are daily turning oat^finished leather of all classes, which for quality and^prioe we
registration.One orders the new registration^of Richmond, on March 2nd; another pro^^vides where voters have changed residence,^they may register in the district wherein they^reside.
ofVirginia, in the county of Madison and TerrltorV^of Montana, who has been adjudged a bankrupt^upon bis own petition by the Itcgis'er of said court.^Virginia City, M. T., Feb. 14, 1868.
i.OS8TKEICHER, Assignee.^Wm. IT. Chiles, pl'tTs solicitor.
Keptconstantly on hand and cut to any desired^size te suit customers.
Wehave appointed the following person^ as^Agents for the sale of stock, where manufacturers^and consumers are respectfully solicited to call and^examine.
NICKMILLEN, [Gurney ^\ Co.J
W.P. ARMSTRONG, Wallace St., -
SNYlJERS,WINGE2iT^ CO.^Proprietors^^PIONEER TANNERY,
Mil!Creek, M. T.
Feb1, w ly