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THE MONTANA POST, FRIDAY, JULY 31.
FRIUAVMORXI^Jl ^V 31
HORSEBACK RIDES IN^JIOXTASJA.
Outor the Mountains, almost^Excursion to^the Great Falls^The Sun River Valley, its^extent^Agricultural Adaptability, etc ^Fort^Shaw^Injustice to the Montana Soldier^A^Small Rebellion.
Inow consider myself fairly out of^the mc untain system and on the border^of the Great Central Basin of the con^linent The low and broken ridges,^isolated buttes, and prairie-like country^hack from the river, all justify the be^^lief. Though still to the eastward tower^the Judith, Belt, Bear's Paw and Little^Rocky ranges, on the north-west the^horizon bounds the vision with a line as^regular as it seen from the midst of the^ocean.* Twenty miles below here are^the Great Falls, where the Missouri leaps^down at a single bound one hundred feet^and then, canopied with spray and^arched with rainbows, pours and thun^^ders on through a series ot cataracts^to soon become, with impaired majesty^but increased volume, a sluggish cur^^rent of the plains.
Speakingof the Falls, a party is or^^ganized to pay them a visit shortly.^Some gentlemen are expected from^Helena, and they may be accompanied^by ladies. It will he a most interesting^and pleasant excursion. Servicebernes,^gooseberries and raspberries^which^grow down here abundantly^are now^getting ripe; and then, the Sun is^thronged with fine fish, that take the^hook freely; besides, the plains back^from the river a few miles, are always^dotted with herds of deer and antelope,^and occmuionalT elk, and there are any^number of sheep on the cliffs along the^Missouri The dust-choked denizens
HedgeA Boyd s graded road^Meaaow Creek^Mines^Hall A Spalding's Mill^Sterling: the^Montana ^Auburn^^The K. Y. 4 .V. M. A D.^Co s. Mill^The prospects.
Ex*toiiPost: Over Hedge ^ Boyd's well
gradedand easy read, I left for sterling.
Thistoll-way spoken of deserves the notice^of the Virginia bound traveller, affording an^easier grade and better country to go through^than the Mage-road, baring the advantage of^being come fifteen miles shorter than the lat^^ter, and for teamster* and freighters, present^^ing better camping grounds than the l'arsora^road. The toll is low ;.nd bridge* a^ well ^^grading, are constantly kept in good repair.^Fortunately the weather was bright and clear,^affording me fine views of many miles of^'he well-cultivated Hells of the Madiaoa val^^ley with its waring fields of cram, promising^a boontiful harvest. A small tributary of tLe^Middle Fork of the Missouri is Meadow CreeK,^where for three years, ^^'^'gg has been car^^ried on with indifferent sncceas until this sea-^Washington Flat was opened, some^^leven miles aboTe the confluence of Meadow^Creek with the Madison river. It pays about^wages now^only one company ,Uarru', reali^^zing over five dollars per day to the hand.^Two miles below where the Sterling road^crosses Meadow Creek, Messrs. Hall ^s Spaul-^ding are now erecting a substantial quarts^mill to be driven by a 20 foot, 6 feet breast,^overshot water-wheel. The building is a neat^24x40 ft. frame structure; the castings and^stamps from Gates A Co's. celebrated Chica^^go Foundry. Two batteries of five stamps,^each, weighing 63o lbs., with the necessary^.irrastras and settlers will form the machinery^to reduce the ore from the two adjacent^ledges, the Mother Hendricks and Hale X^Spauldmg. The former having been sunk upon^to a depth of 126 feet, discloses a fine crevice^of paying ore five feet wide. Mr. J. W. Wap-^ton superintends the erection of this mill and^it is expected will have it in running order in^two weeks.
Nowtaking my route in a northerly direc^^tion over a fine natural grade, I soon came in^sight of Sterling, nestling quietly in a beauti^^ful grass-covered vale in Hot Springs valley,^surrounded on all sides by hundreds of stakes^indicating the places where untold fortunes^ie hidden in the bosom of quarts veins,^ome twenty months ago, when attracted by^ich assaying quarts, capital and mills were^intradaced into this district, Sterling as^^sumed city proportions, and many monuments^of great expectations are still to be seen in^numerous substantial and elegant buildings.^But the greatest and most beautiful monu^^ment ot misplaced confidence in a quarts^camp is surely the Midas mill, a description^of which in detail, appeared in the ^Post^^last fall. Now this magnificent machinery,^a perfect model of the celebrated Gould ^x^Curry mill of Nevada, lies idle with all its^:urruunding work-shops, stores, stables and^commodious offices. Grass grows in the great^yard ami bats are flitting at night through^the offices. Mr. P. V. Jackson holds sole^and lonely sway over the whole domain, and^to his kindness I am indebted for a look^through the premises. But this mill, so com^^plete in every particular, will surely start up^again, as there is quartz in this district which^pays handsomely if worked with economy, as^the N. Y. ^ M. M. A D. Co'e. mill, leased^tor one year by Capt. Malt by, now substan^^tially demonstrates. This mill, although^having a fine engine, is now driven by a 36^inch turbine water-wheel^only runs 10 of its^twenty stamps and crushes from the Thad^Stevens audi Coo Boy, averaging $23 to the^ton. Lately, water commencing to fail,^Capt. M. intends to start op his mill with^steam, and put all the stamps in motion.
Acustom mill is being erected a quarter^of a mile below town, by a Mr. llobert, tc.^be driven by water power, and runing sir^stamps. With this machine, this well pros^^pecting district will be thoroughly tested,^and many are sanguine in predicting that the^once hign reputation of Hot Springs will be^permanently reestablished. So hope I.
STERXlNr,,Hot Snrioas District. July 28, leCS
Wewould direct our readers to the^tallowing card :
U.S. Grant. Schuylek Colfax.^Grant ^ Colfax.^Tanners, Washington. D. C.^respectfully inform the people of the^United States, that they will be engaged^in tanning some old Democratic hides,^until after the 10th dav of November,^1868.
Thesenior member of the firm having^considerable experience in the business,^thinks that, by the help of his partner,^all work will be done in a satisfactory^manner.
ReferenceGenerals Buckner. Pem-^berton, R. E. Lee, and other distinguish^^ed persons of the same persuasion.
Sivtysailing vessels, over two hund^^red steamboats, and eleven hundred red^natives are engaged in the Bahama Is^^land cci'ecting sponge for the manufac^^ture of elastic spoiige for upholstery.
ofthe metropolis cannot put in a week^more agreeably^two days to come down,^three for hunting, fishing and viewing^the falls, and two to return. Tbare is^not the least danger to be apprehended^from Indians.
Thebottom land of the valley^that^is, the alluvia] formation^may be esti^^mated. I think, at twelve hundred square^miles: being eighty miles in length, with^an average width of fifteen. Then there^are thousands of acres of bench-lands,^adapted to the culture of the small^grains. It can all be easily and cheaply^irrigated. The military reservation em^^braces one hundred and forty- four^square miles, or a tract twelve miles^square, ostensibly ^reserved for forage^for the Government stock, and wood^for the garrison.^' It takes in the choic^^est portion ot the valley. But there is^no timber on it. save a few clumps of^stunted cotton wood, both building tim^^ber and fire-wood l^eing obtained beyond^ate reservation^the former rafted down^the M:*souri from American Bur. and the^latter supplied by citizens under con^tract. As to forage, the best grazing,^as is universailv the ca^e throughout^Montana, is found on the uplands, and^hay is furnished under contract from the^Missouri bottoms. Although one of the^oldest farms in the Territoiy, (the old^Indian farm, established uuder the su^^pervision of Col. Vaughan.) is in this^valley, but little attention, owing to the^evil disposition of the Indians, was giv^^en to agricultural developments before^the present year. A halt dozen farms^are now t^ ing cultivated in thin imme^^diate vicinity, and the crops are doing^remarkably well. All the fruits that^flourish in northern Ohio and Michigan,^will certainly grow here. The sponta~^neous vegetable growths are similar to^those ot the Yellowstone valley; the soil^being of the richest, and having great^depth, the various kinds of shrubbery,^American laurel, goosberry, rose, alder,^etc, cover extensive portions of the val^^ley in interminable profusion. But good^building timber I regret to say, is very^scarce: there is. however, an abundance^of cottonwood fringing the river, which^can be used for fencing and fuel. Old^settlers claim this for the warmest val^^ley of the Territory in the winter, as^^serting that it has ever been the great^game centre in that season, and the fa^^vorite herding ground of the Indians:^but the same has been said of the Judith^and Muscleshell vallies. and other locali^^ties. That it is one of the most fertile^and promising sections, I can testify, and^my advice to those contemplating the^location of farms, is. to visit Sun River^before making a choice. There are still^hundreds of choice sites oj^en for pre^empti.m.
FortShaw is sis miles above. I railed^on Col. Andrews, the commander, a day^or two ago. He is a man of soldierly^bearing, and a courteous, high toned^gentleman. There are now three In^^fantry companies at the post, one being^mounted. Twenty-five or thirty sub^^stantial buildings have l^een erected,^the majority being constructed of adobes,^and all the men that can be spared from^other duties, are still at work moulding^them. Four 'pits^ are in constant ope^^ration, each turning out about three^thousand a day. A sort of decomposed^slave, or clay, (there being an inex-^haustable deposit close by,) is extensive-^ly used, the cohesive qualitiy of which^renders these adobt \ when thoroughly^dried, almost as firm as granite. Fifteen^or more buildings are yet to be erected;^and then an adobe wall, twelve feet high^and four thick, will be constructed, I^have been informed, all around the gar^^rison. Most of the buildings are two-^stoty, and tbey are quadrangularly ar^^ranged. The space they enclose, an area^ot perhaps four acres, is kept scrupu^^lously neat and clean.
Butdon't ^the boys in blue^ suffer,^though, for all this frontier magnificence^^Their lot is indeed a hard one, and it is^with the hope of ameliorating it that I^write this paragraph. All the privates^not on duty or the sick list, are required^to perform hard manual labor from seven^o'clock in the morning until six in the^evening, and their extra pay is just twenty^cent* a day in greenbacks. On the west^^ern slope^in Oregon, Washington and^Idaho^where the cost of luxuries and^substantial* is very little in advance of^eastern rates, the soldier's compensation^for extra duty is forty cents a day, or^just double what is paid in Montana.^Here labor commands five dollars per^diem; on the Pacific coast, not over^two. Is not this a case of rank injustice^^Is it surprising that desertions are of so^frequent occurrence in this Military^District^ Now, I take it that no one can^he censured in the matter, outside the^office of the Secretary of War and the^Congressional Military Committees, and^I am of opinion that it the case should lie^laid before these authorities, they would^do full justice in the premises^allow the^Montana soldier the Pacific coast rates^for future labor, and have him credited^on the pay-rolls with twenty cents addi^^tional, for every day of past labor.^Though not in the strict line of his duty,^I hope Mr. Cavanaugh, if this letter^should fall under his observation, will^take the matter in hand. Laying the^simple facts before the Secretary of War^ought to be sufficient.
Asmall rebellion, growing out of this^hard work-little-pay-and-no-supper poli^^cy, took place lately. A sergeant, cor^^poral, or somebody ^strutting in brief^authority,^ thinking the men who had^been engaged in one of the adobe pits^had not done enough work, made com^^plaint against them, and, after drink^^ing their coffee and eating their crust,^they were marched back to the scene of^their trial, and compelled at the point of^the bayonet, to work until Mar mid*^nigJu. In the morning, when again sent^out, the whole party, twelve in all. came^down here, and several of them got on a^jolly spree^saying no punishment could^make their lot much more severe, any^wav. Returning at night, they were all^put in the guard-house, of course, but^were released by Col. Andrews as soon as^he learned all the facts and circumstan^^ces of the case. Does not the mind^naturally, in considering these things,^revert to the task-masters of a certain j^Egyptian monarch in the antique ages
To-morrowI will ride over to St. Pe- I^ter's Missi ^n, and hope to gather from^Father Minetry the material for an- \^other letter from thia point.
H.N. M^National Hotkl. San Ui*m. j^it 19.
l^mmmirurm that mm of taVcfae*ta^V^mountain rang** Bsr down on the Sa*katcbe^and even in eastern Daeo^ah; but tbey at a :^^acc^^^^u^u^ of hill* or plateau*
GeneralFunding Bill I innII
VPlot to make Koine How !
AnnualSessions of Territorial^Legislature* Continue.
CongressAdjourn- till Sept.
CacncrulRoseerans Minister lo
Jeff.I^avis Bound for Europe.
ThatInteresting Little Adair^in Japan.
BenButler in Trouble.
InterestingForeign \e\% ^^.
Tennessee Legislature Con^^vened.
Georgia rati fie* the Amend^^ment.
Chicago,July 27.^The Senate held a Sun^^day evening session. The lobbies were^crowded with oQce seeker* looking for con^^firmation.
Warner,Senator elect for Alabama, was^sworn in.
Shermanmade a report from the committee^of conference on the faudio; bill, which was^concurred in. It authorized the issue of^bonds running 30 or 40 yeats. The denom^^inations are $100, or multiple of that sum,^bearing interest in coin at the rate of 4J per^cent, for SO year bond*. The 4 per cent. 40^years bonds are exempt from all taxation,^said bond* to be exclusively used for the re^^demption of 5 20s. Section 2d appropriates^from duties on imports 135 millions annually,^to be applied to the payment of the interest,^and reduction of the principal of the debt.^The 3d section prohibits the payment of any^commission for negotiating the sale of these^bonds.
Hendersonmade a personal explanation^and severely denounced Butlers report on be^^half of the impeachment managers, in regard^to the Senators on impeachment, lie said^the other six members of the committee had^nothing to do with the report. lie denoun^^ced the investigation as a petty work of mal^^ice and calumny, disgraceful to its author^and disgraceful to Congress. lie said Hut lev^had suppressed the important portion of the^testimony, and distorted and perverted fact*^for malicious purposes.
ThePresident nominated Al^x Curomings^collector of Internal Revenue- B. W. Johnson^Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and Gen.^Roeecrans as minister to Mexico. 8enato^confirmed Holland Smi^h Deputy Postmaster^at San Francisco.
London,July 2C.^The following is re^^ceived from Rome. The police have discov^^ered a mine to blow up the fortifications on^Mount Avertine. Two sentinels were re^^cently attacked in the night and wounded.^The police have seised a quantity of red and^black Garibaldi skirts- The license.- have^been withdrawn from all the wine shops ia^the Roman campagna.
Washington,July 27^Senate.^A short^executive session was held after which legis^^lative business was resumed.
Thebill providing for biennial session of^Territorial legislatures wai tabled.
Theforeign relations committee was in^^structed to ir fuire into the expediency of^making a tre-iy with England for reciprocity^with Canada.
Theconference committee's report on the^Alaska bill was concurred in.
Wilsoncalled up the House bill to provide^a more efficient government for Mississippi^and Texas.
Buckalewcommenced to argue at length^against the bill, but finally yielded to the^motion for an executive session.
Thedoors opened at 12 when the President^pro tern announced the Senate would now^take a recess till the 3d Monday of Septem^^ber. It is understood that at the time of ad^^journment the Senate was considering the^nomination of Alex Cummings lor commis^^sioner of Internal Revenue, who would prob^^ably have been confirmed had there been^more time.
Washington,July 27^House.^There was ^^very thin attendance. After transacting^some minor business Schenck reported the^bill increasing duties on imported copper.
Rosaobjected to the consideration but^finally withdrew his objection and Banks be^^gan a course of fillibusteriug tactics.
Schenckat a quarter past 10 made a report^from the conference committee on the fund^^ing bill, remarking the faction against the^copper bill was so strong be would not press^it this session.
TheDemocrats fillibustered to prevent the^passage of the funding bill, but finally the^main question was ordered, and the confer^^ence report agreed to 102 against 32.
Butlerobtained leave to have bis remarks^printed in reply to Hendersons attack upon^him, in the Senate last night.
Abill was introduced and passed to relieve^Nelson Texts, Senator elect from Georgia,^and Simon Coiley member elect from S-juth^Carolina from political disabilities. These^members were then sworn in.
Thebill to increase the duties on copper^was again taken up. The question being on^its passage, Banks demanded the yeas and^nays, and before the clerk finished calling the^roll, the hour of 12 arrived and the speaker^announced a recess till September 21.
Washington,July 27.^The President and^members of the cabinet were at the Capitol^to-day signing bills, etc.
Manyhundreds of persons were gathered at^the Senate main door, anxiously awaiting^the action of the Senate affecting nomina^^tions.
Thefollowing were made : Gen. Roeecrans^nominated to Mexico ; Chas. Felton Treas^^urer of the Branch Mint of San Francisco ;^Enos B. Hodge Assistant Justise of the Su^^preme Court of Utah. The Senate rejected^Solomon P. McCurdy for Chief Justice of^Utah.
NewYork, July 27.^A dispatch from Sa-^vanah says Jeff. Davis will soc n sail for Eu^^rope and be gone several months. He will be^represented in the coming trial by counsel.
London,July 26.^Further advices from Ja^^pan to Jane 30, are received. All the for^^eign ministers unite in a protect against the^revival of Mikado's decree against the Chris^^tians. Cavil war continued to rage with^great violence. The troops of Mikado are in^possession of all the porU opened by treaty to^foreigners. A brother of Stoehbsshi is at the^head of the revolt against the spiritual Em
peror,and bad a large army gradually advan^^cing on Yeddo, where the party of the Ty^^coon was very strong. There has been some^fighting in the vicinity of YedJo with ao de-^decisive results. It was thought the war be^^tween the two parties whose respective strength^and resources appear to be so evenly balanced^would result in a divisioa of the country into^two independent Empires, governed by tbe^Mikado and T^coon.
Lisbon,July 27.^A report is recieved that^a British gun boat landed men at one of the^Portuguese Colonial stations jq tbe coast of^Guiana, : -armed the cnard and took posses^^sion by force of arms. The Portugese gov^^ernment dispatched two war vessels to the^scene of the outrage.
Lon-lon.July 27.^Lord Cranforth the em^^inent Liberal peer died to-day.
InHouse of Lord^, Napier took the cus^^tomary oath and seat. Bribery bill read. In^reply to a question Stanly said Mexico had^broken off diplomatic relations with England,^in consequence of the recognition of the^Empire of Maximillian. Should Mexico^make overtures for their renxmption there^would he no difficulty about it, but dignity^and self respect forbid England to seek the^renewal of official intercourse.
Baltimore,July 23.^The city council vo^^ted 50.000 for the relief of sufferers by the^flood; $150,000 to repair the street*, Mai $20,-^000 lor clearing a way the sand ami rubbi.-h.^Many families are entirely destitute and^homeless.
Writsfrom the ruperb.r courts in two suits^were served on (ieurral Butler as he passed^through Baltii-.iere last evening: one for^false imprisonment by Wooley, who lay- his^damages ut one hundred thousand dollars, the^other by Kiuiberly ^ Bros., of Baltimore, to^recover thirteen thousand do 1 bus allege*.' to^have been extracti-d by Butler when com^^manding Fortress Monroe.
London,July 2^.^The court circular an^^nounces that Queen Victoria will leave ^ng-1^land on the 5th ot August, fir.-t. to Paris, and^then make a tour through France, Germany^and Switzerland. She expects to return the ,^first of October.
NewYork, July 2S.^The uext session of the^Bus Brith convention will be held in Chica^^go, Januaiy 23d.
Thesteanuhip Colorado brought six hundred^Mormons from Engl iud, who leave immedi^^ately for Utah.
London,July 28.^It is proposed to erect^monuments in Westminster Abbey to the^memory of Lord Brougham and Professor^Farriday.
Itis rumored that the New French loan is^about to be placed on the market.
Advicesfrom Spain report that the Govern^^ment has distributed troops in Caladonia, u d^that under the operation of Marshal las; sad^the efficiency of the flying columns, all nt-^i tempts at a rising have been suppressed.
Vienna,July 2.^.^Despatches from Bel^I grave represent that sentence of death M^I pronounced against one of tbe accomplices^I in the murder of Prince Michael, the exe^^cution of the murderer will take place imme^^diately.
Nashville,July 29.^The Legislature met^pursuant to Gov. Brownlow's call. The^Governor's message states as reasons for call^^ing the Legislature, that the peac - of the^State is menaced by secret organized bands of^rebels, and he desires tbe necessary authority^to call out tbe militia. The Governor also^calls attention to the financial condition of^tbe State. He has been appealed to by promi^^nent men of both political parties to urge^upon the Legislature the propriety of remov^^ing the political disabilities formerly im^^posed on rebels. The Governor says he dont^feel justified in making such recommendation.
Darmstadt,July 28.^Minister Bancroft has^concluded a naturalization treaty with the^Grand Dutchy of Hesse, similar to the North^German treaty. Bancroft has gone to Stut-^gart to open negotiations with Wirtemberg.
Washington,July 2'J.^Orders have been is^^sued reorganizing the Southern Military De^^partments. The Second and Third Districts^are consolidated, General Meade in command.^The 4th District, consists only of Mississippi,^General Gillam commanding. The 5th Dis^^trict consists of ^ exas, General Reynolds Com^^manding. General Rossean is ordered to tbe^command of Louisiana and Arkansas, consti^^tuting the Department of Louisiana. Crook^is assigned according to his brevet rank, as^Major General, commanding tbe Department^of Columbia in place of Kosseau. General^Canby is assigned to the command of rhe^Department of Washington.
ThePresident has issued a proclamation an^^nouncing the ratification of the 14th Amend^^ment by Georgia. Accompanying it is the^proclamation by the Secretary of State, to^the effect that the amendment h-d been rati^^fied by three-fourths of the States, and is now^valid as a part of the Constitution.
Thenewly elected Southern Congressmen^have been consulting with prominent Repub^^lican leaders. It has been decided that it^will be best for the presidential electors to be^chosen iarespective of the Legislatures. It is^uncertain whether this plan will be adopted^by tbe Legislatures.
Thereis no probability that the President^will sign the Funding Bill.
Atlaut1, July 29.^No choice is yet made1^for V. S. Senators. The content for the long^term is between A. U.Stephens and Gover^^nor Brown; for the short term, between Blodg- i^ett and Miller.
Montgomery.Ala, July 29.^Senate^^The majority of the Judiciary Com* |^mittee reported in favor of removing all 1^disabilities.
Itis strongly urged by many members^to peas a bill authorizing this Legisla^^ture to cast the electoral votes ot the^State. This will secure the State for^Grant and Col tax.
NewYork, July 2^.^Several caaes of^cholera are reported. The locality^where the disease appeared is extreme^^ly healthy. The Board of Health yes*^terday adpopted regulations for prompt^disinfection when the caaes are report^^ed. The weekly report must show a de^^cided increase in deaths for the past^week.
Thesuicide mania continues, three cases^were reported in the city yesterday. The^Herald's Wilkesbarre special says at nearly j^all tbe collieries work was resumed to-day. 1^In the Lehigh region all the collieries are in^operation, except at Stockton. Workmen in^the Schuylkill mines are laying idle, but from^present indications, they will unquestionably^go to work in a few days. On the Lehigh^Valley rail-road, paying men by the honr^works admirably.
MixingVentures.^According to sta^tistics given in the commercial depart-^ment of the Bulletin, mining specula^^tions have not in the aggregate, proven^very profitable this year. The dividends)^for the first half of this year were only^$904,000, while the assessments were^$733,200^thus giving an aggregate^profit to the incorporated mining com^^panies of only $160,800 on the very large^amount of capita! invested. During the^corresponding period of last year the ags
Kgatedividends amounted to $1,683,-^, and the assessments to only $332.-^280-^leaving a general profit of $l,Go0,^^920. Ab will be seen, the dividends dis^^bursed this year show a falling off of over^$1,000,000 as against last year; at the^same time the assessments have been^increased over $400.000.^Stockton In^^dependent.
Thereare said to he three hundred^acres of strawberries within five miles^of San Jose. CaL, producing, on an av^^erage, 8,000 pounds to the acre, and^bringing an income of $170,000 in coin.
Omahahas ripe peaches.^There are 2o daily papers in Califor^^nia.
Itis now said the U. P. R. R., will be^completed by July 1st., 1869.
Fiveto the pound is the California^brag on strawberries.
MP. Bull publishes the Prospectus^for the Portland, Oregon, Evening Com^^mercial.
BishopD. S. Tuttle will administer^the rites of Confirmation, in Indepen^^dence Hall, Salt Lake, on n^xt Sunday.
Asilver lode, eight teet crevice, ha*^been struck nineteen miles from Chey^^enne.
TheSweetwater Mints is being re ^^moved to Green River City, and will bo^called the Green River lime*.
D.O. McCarthy.formerly proprietor of^the ^American Flag,^ has* opened a^hotel in San Francisco.
Asteamer from New York on the 1st.^took out thirty thousand railroad bars^ot iron for California.
Denveris to l^e lighted with gas. Col.^Hi ine has a company organized, with^French capital, and ^the right of way.^etc., has !^ . :i granted l^v the Citv Coun^^cil.
Bierstadt'sgreat picture, the ^Storm^in the Rocky Mountains,^ is being chro-^mo-lithoeraphed. it will be completed^in five months. Theiv are twenty colors^in it.
Atrain of some ten wagons, with pil^^grims from Missouri, passed through^this city, enroute for California. They^left Nebraska t'ity on the 21st ot May.^^De*eret Aloe*. July IT///.
JohnAlbus and George Schoers, two^prominent citizens of St. Joseph, w^^re^Rfin^ mj waylaid and brutally beaten bv^a gang of rowdies. Albus is dangerous^ly wounded.
Counterfeitone hundred dollar bills^on the Ohio National Bank, of Cincin -^nati, have made their appearance at^Leavenworth, Kansas, having been put^in circulation west of that point.
Missourinot only has lead in five hun^^dred different localities, but coal under^thirty counties, iron enough to supply a^million tons for two hundred years, and^zinc and copper in great abundance.
TheOmaha Republican says: The^excursion train, containing Vice-Presi^^dent Scott, of the Penn. Central R. R.^Co.. and party, made the run from Pitts^^burg to Chicago, 468 miles, in eleven^hours, a remarkable teat in railroading.
TheStockton I ml, pendent, says :^^Making the highest estimate) of our^population, the money spent at the bars^in California, in a single vear, amounts^to about oue hundred dollars for each^man, woman, child. Chinaman and Dig^^ger Indian in the Stute.
Omahais a city of Hi.OOO inhabitants,^by whom 1,500 dwellings and stores^were erected within a year. It has three^hotels. The sales of one grocer amount^^ed to a million and a half last year.
JohnnyMiller shot A. C. Gilmore. in^a tiuarrel at the Dalies, Oregon, July^7th. The ball entering his cheek, cut^^ting off his tongue and tearing out his^teeth and gums, and passing out of his^cheek in two places.
Prof.Whitney, who represented us so^ably at the great Paris Exposition, bears^testimony to the fact that fifteen thous^^and pamphlets on Colorado, in German.^French and English, were readily dis^^tributed among the reading population^of Europe.^Dennr ATtic*.
TheSt. loaeph Unutn and the Herald^frequently have hits at each other, but^never anything so completely flooring^as lately, when the Union announced^the birth of triplets to one of its sub^^scribers, and said its cotemporary, the^//^ raltl, had never had a subscriber irh^^had ecen had twins, while many ot them^were childless alter long years of mar^^ried life.
Wells,Fargo ^ Co s stages, *rom the^present date, will connect on the wes^^tern route with the Central Pacific Rail^^road at Wadsworth station, some 32^miles east of Reno, and on tlie 28th of^July they will connect with the Cn^on^Pacific Railroad, on the eastern route, at^Benton, some 120 miles west of Laramie,^the present station, and only 375 miles^east of this city. The staging will then,^it is expected, only occupy three days^from that point to this citv.^Salt Zsikt^Tt h graph, July 20th.
Asummary from Mr. J alien's report^shows the following result of the dis^pensation of the public lands :
TbeGovernment since its organiza^^tion, has sold land amounting to over^154.000,000 acres.
Ofthe lands sold, there remains iu^private hands, not reduced In occupancy^as farms, over 30,000,000 acres.
TheGovernment grants ot lands to^Western and Southern States to aid in^constructing railroads,amount to57,000.:^000 acres.
Thegrants to aid in (lie construction^of canals amount to over 17,000,000,^acres.
Thegrants to different lines of Pacific^Railroad companies, 124.000,000 acres.
Theamount of land granted and to be^granted to the States under the act of^Congress of July 2, 1862, to aid in the^establishment of agricultural colleges,^reaches 9,600,000 acres.
Thelands granted to the States under^different acts of Congress as ^swamp and^overflowed land,^ amount to 43,000 000^acres, making a total of 248,000,000^acres ot land. This exclusive of the In^^dian lands previously enumerated, and^also of the sections given to the Western^States for the benefit of their school sys^^tem 8-
Thelands granted to the Pacific Rail^^roads alone amount to 193,750 square^miles^a Territory within 11,075 square^miles as large as France, with its popu^^lation ot 36,000,000. If we take the^grants to secondary roads (as, tor in^^stance the 9,000,000 and more ot pub^^lic lands given to Kansas, on admission^for railroad purposes.) we shall probably^have a dominion equal to Great Britain,^Ireland, Prussia and Switzerland com^^bined.
St.John's Episcopal Church, Buffalo,^was entirely consumed by fire ^^u July,^4th, caused by the explcsiou of a^rocket. Loss $50,000, insurance $30,000.
Thetelegraph corps at West Point^constructed a line of three quarters of a^mile and bad it iu operation in seven^minutes on drill Ut* other day
Itis rumored that SeaUttor Conr^also intends matrimony, the b^1^fttetant) being Miss H.ldreth, the nJie'^of (ieueral Butler, a young lady of H^beauty and accomplishments, UDrr'^^whose education Gen. Butler has I^stowed much care and attention -I lyT*^aouri Dtiiwcrat.
Thatmakes lucid a hitherto seemj^^ly ambiguous expression in his lagr^speech, the receipt of which w^ ac^knowledge, under hi* Senatorial frau^^It was faith, the ^evidence of thin^Ml seen.^ and hope ^springing imaaottal^In the human breast.^ that ptbwafted^the expression, ^our new relation* wi 1^have the warmth of humanity.^ \x l^to be hoped
Brig.^ie.n. tafayette C Baker, widely^known tlirotrghtrat the Urtted States as^the chief of the detective force of the^War Department during tbe r, -rijf)n^died at his re^idenc^. in Philaeetphia. ojj^the 3rd. H^ was a native ^ s,^of ^ew York, vn4 a jrrandson of Colonel^Remember Baker, ot Vermont. ^^t^lutionary note in that State.
LAWSOF THE UNITED SVfi
[PublicResolttion^No. 25.^JOINT RESOLUTION iu n ..
thebreakwater at Portland Maine.
/^ it retoloed ly th^ fliwyffj m d ib, .^of Rtprtxt utaticc*of t/a Uniltd^America it. Congress a*s*.mU^,l, That^so much of the unexpended t^a'i.u,ce^the appropriation for the breakwater in^Portland harbor, Maine, as the en^gineer shall deem pi oyer, may be^pended under his direction iu excava-^ting the ^ middle ground^ near said^breakwater,and in otherwise pr tecting^the channel from injury bv filling and^improving the same.
[PcbucRksoi.i tion^No. 26 j^JOINT RESOLUTION to supply
and public document-: to the Na-
tionalAsylum for Disabled Volunteer
Reit resolved by tin .S nut' and^of RepresenUtUre* of the L'nitett ^^t^t^Amerir* in Congr*** asseti*},!, ^, That tL-^Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk ^'^the House of Representatives cause t^^ U^sent t^^ the National Asylum for Disable,!^Volunteer Soldiers, at Dayton. Ohio, an ,^to the branches at Augusta, Maine, an :^Milwaukee, Wisconsin. an^i the Soldier-^Home at Kingstown Springs, near Kings^^town. Indiana, each, one copv, each, of^the following documents, namely: The^journals of each house of Congress at^each and every session, all laws of Con*^gress; the annual ii;'---. . thePfcNh^dent, with accompar ying uocurt ents :^and all other documents or books which^may be printed and bound by order ^^t^either houses of Congress, inc,u^ling the^Congressional Globe: beginning with^the thirtv seventh Congres.-^Approved. June 8. 1868.
[PublicRksom tion^ No. 27.]^JOINT RESOLUTION to provide Ik^the removal of a suit jn-nding in the^circuit court of Jefferson county. West^Virginia, to the circuit court of the^United States.
Whereasa suit in ejectment is now^pending in the circuit court of Jefferson^county, in West Virginia, against th^^tenant in possession, to recover posses^^sion of the Harper's Ferry property^owned by the United States, and it is^doubtful whether under any existing^law of the United States the said suit^can be removed to the circuit court M^the United States: Therefore,
Beit rettoleed by the btnatt ^^/. / II^ ^^^of Representative* of the United 6i^iU* ;^America in Congress uJjUd, That it^shall be the duty of the circuit court ot^the United States tor the district of^West Virginia, if in session, or of tin^judge thereof in vacation, on the appli^^cation of the defendant in said suit,^showing that the property sought to be^recovered by the said suit is owned, or^claimed by the L'nited States undercolor^of title, and verifying the facts set out^in such application by this [hi-| atuda'^vit. to issue a writ by certiorari, directed^to the said State court, directing it to^send the record and proceedings in said^suit to the said circuit court of the Uni^^ted States, a duplicate of which writ^shall be delivered to the clerk of the^said State court, or left at his office by^the marshal of the said district, or his^deputy or other person thereto duly^authorized, and thereupon the said State^court shall stay all further proceeding-^in said suit ; and upon the return of the^said writ, the said suit shall be docketed^in the said circuit cou.-t ot the United^States, and there proceeded in according^to law, and all further procjedinp* had^therein in the said State court shall be^null and void.
Approved,June 10, 1868.
[Plane Resolution^No. 9^^JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the^the Secretary of War to furnish sup*^plies to an exploring expedition.^Be it resolved by the Senate and II ^^of Representatatvves of th' Uriiied fltaM^of America in Congress assembied. That^the Secretary of War be, and he is here^^by, authorized and empowered to issue^rations for twenty-five men of the saqM^dition engaged iu the exploration of the^river Colorado, under direction of Pro*^feasor Powell, while engaged in that^work: Provided. That such i^sae is 9tt^detrimental to the interests ot the mili^^tary service.
Approved,June 11, 1868.
[PublicResolution^No. 39.j^JOINT RESOLUTION luqintwM^President to intercede with her Majes^^ty the^Jueea of Great Britt^;a^cure the speedy release ot Bevercnd^John McMahon^, convicted OB a charge^of treason-felony, and now confined a*^Kingston. Canadn We^:.^Be it Kssrffisf bp U*c Senate and Bo**^of lit present atit ^ ^ of the United 6tat^-* ''J
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Presidentof the United States be re^^quested to intercede with her Majesty^the Queen of Orcat Britain and Ireland-^tor the purpose of securing the speedy^release ot the Reverend John McMahon.^of. Indiana, convicted on a char^e^^treason-felony at Toronto, Canada ^ est.^in the fall ot eighteen huudred and six-^|s air, aud now coufined iu ti^e State^prison, at Kingston, in said province.^Approved. June 11*. 1868.