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The Eoitana Post
FRIDAY MlORlWIG, JULY 1t
muma-- om su o's m--Sm w ; oe
Meatana "Auburn"-T1e .L Y. & M. N. & D.
Co's. MNIl-The prospects.
Erao.n Post: Over Hedge & B]oyd'*. well
graded and easy read, I left for Sterling.
This tell-way spoken of deserves the notice
f the Virginia bound traveller, affording an
.iier grade and better country to go through
t .an thli tage-road. having the advantage oc
L.ing -v-mn tiftern xmiles -horter than the 1it
t.r. :Ld for te.snters and freighter present
:rng better cam ing grour.ds than the 'arsuns
road. T'e toll is low ..nd bridges as well a.
grading, :,re constantly kept in good repair.
Fortunately the weather was bright and clear,
affording me fine views of many miles of
he well-cultivated fiells of the Madison val
i-y with its waving fields of crain, promising
:, bountiful harvest. A small tributary of tLe
Middle Fork of the Missouri is Meadow Crees,
where for three years, mining has been car
ried on with indllerent succegs until this sea
u.,n W.ý-t,ington Flat was opened. some
eleve-n miles above the confluence of Meadow
Creek with the Madison river. It pays about
wages now-only one company,Uarri`', reali
zing over five dollars per day to the hanl.
Two miles below where the Sterling road
crosse Meadow Creek, Messrs. Hall & Spaul
,iinc are now erecting a substantial quartz
iIll to be driven by a 20 foot, 6 feet breast,
: .eri,. t water-wheel. The building is a neat
2lx4; :t. frame -tructure; the castings and
5tamps from Gates A Co's. celebrated Chica
;o Foundry. Two batteries of five stamps,
each. weighing 63o lib., with the necessry
.,ra tras and settlers will form the machinery
to reduce the ore from the two adjacent
lod1es. the Mother Hendricks and Hale A
.ieaul ling. The former having been sunk upon
to a deptn of 125 feet, discloses a fine crevice
of paying ore five feet wide. Mr. J. W. Wap
ton su;.-rintends the erection of this mill and
it is exp-cted will have it in running order in
,ow takin; my route in a northerly diirec
ti n ,o;er a tine natural grade, I soon came in
-ight of Sterling, nestling quietly in a beauti
ual gr.-a-covered vale in Hot Springs valley,
-urrounded on all sides by hundreds of stakes
indicating the places where untold fortunes
le hidden in the bosom of quarts veins.
',me twenty months ago, when attracted by
ich as.aying quarts, capital and mills were
intradaced into this district, Sterling as
zumedl cty proportions, and many monuments
of great expectations are still to be seen in
numerous substantial and elegant buildings.
But the ro-'.rtes and most beautiful monu
meatt of ::i-placed confidence in a quarts
camp i' 'u-ely the Midas mill, a description
of which in detail, appeared in the "Post"
last ifli. Now this magnificent machinery,
a perfect model of the celebrated Gould a
Curry mill of Nevada, lies idle with all its
:urrounding work-shope, stores, stables and
conmmonliou oices. Grass grows in the .reat
ya-.r, and bats are flitting at night through
the ovces. Mr. P. V. Jackson holds role
:a.ln lonely sway ,ver the whole domain, and
to, his kindness I am indebted for a look
through the premises. But this mill, so com
plete in every tarticular, will surely start up
.sain, as there is quartz in this district which
pays handsomely if worked with economy, as
the N. Y. & M. M. & D. Co's. mill, leased
for one year by Capt. Maltby, now substan
tially demonstrates. This mill, although
having a fine engine, is now driven by a 35
inch turbine water-wheel-only runs lu of its
twenty stamps and crushes from the Thad
Stevens ands Coo Boy, averaging $23 to the
ton. Lately, water commencing to fail,
Capt. M. intends to start up his mill with
steam, and put all the stamps in motion.
A custom mill is being erected a quarter
of a mile below town, by a Mr. Hlobert, to
be driven by water power, and runing ,ix
stamps. With this machine, this well pros
pectiug district will be thoroughly tested,
and many are sanguine in predictnag that the
once higo reputation of Hot Springs will be
permanently reestablahed. So hope I.
it R. D.
STERLING, Hot Spriatt Instrtet, July 22, l6(l
We would direct our readers to the
tollowing card :
U. S. G(RANT. SCHUYLERt COLFAX.
RtiANT & COLFAX.
Tanners, Washington. U. C..
respectfully inform the people of the
United States, that they will be engagaged
in tanning some old Democratic hides,
until after the 10th day of November,
The senior 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 satistactory
Reference--Generals Buckner, Peni
berton, R. E. Lee, and other distinguish
ed persons of the same persuasion.
Sixty sailing vessels, over two hund
red steanlbots. and eleven hundred red
natives are engaged in the Bahama Is
land ccilecting spange for the manufao
t ure of elastic spa ge for upholstery.
HORSEBACK RIDES IN
avan= rea, .
Out of the onemtalns, almost-E-caemws to
the Great Fas-The Sun Elve VafEo, its
Shaw- U ý to the ionaanSlir-AA
I now consider myself fairly out of
the mountain system and on the border
of the Great Central Basin of the con
tinent. The low and broken ridges.
isolated buttes, and prairielike country
back from the river, all justify the be
lief. Though still to the eaotward tower
the Judith, Belt, Bear's Paw and Little
Rocky ranges, on the northswest 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 alls, where the Mioari leaps
down at a single bound one hundred feet
and then. canopied with spray nad
arched with rainbows, pors and thun
ders on through a series ot cataracts
to soon become, with impaired mjesty
but inreased volume, a sluggish cur
rent of the plains.
Speaking of the Falls, a party is or.
ganised to pay thn a visit shortly.
Some gentlemen are expected from
Helena. and they may be accompanied
by ladies. It will beo a most interesting
sad pleasant eenrelon. Serviebeera,
geoosberries nd upberre-whieh
grow des hebre .b natly-eae now
getang rip; sad then, the Sen as
thr gewd with £e Ash, that take I)*
book b.dy; beides the - back
fr.m the ier a few mils, -a alwaja
doted with heds amo r ed aeIp
iig - sly elk, sad there ae say
of sheep cn the club alerg the
jouri The deust-choked de Lris
of the metropolde cannot put In a week
more agreeably-two days to come down,
three for hunting, flahing and viewing
the falls, and two to retnrn. There Is
not the least danger to be appreheeded
The bottom land of the valley-that
is, the alluvial formation-may be esti
mated, I think. at twelve hundred square
miles; being eighty miles in length, with
an average width of fifteen. Then ther
are thousands of acres of beneh-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
Sjtuare, ostensibly "reserved for forage
for the (lovernment stock, and wood
for the garrison." It takes in the choie
e.st portion of the valley. But there is
no timber on it, save a few clumps of
stunted cottonwood, both building tim
ber and fire-wood being obtained beyond
the reservation-the former rafted down
the Missouri from American Bar, and the
latter supplied by citizens under con
tract. As to forage, the best grazing,
as is universally the case throughout
Montana,. is found on the uplands, and
hay is furnished under contract from the
Miiouri bottoms. Although one of the
oldest farms in the 'i'erritoty. (the old
Indian farm, established under the au
pervit.on of Col. Vaughan.) is in this
valley. but little attention, owing to the
evil disposi:ion of the Indians, was giv
en to agricultural developments before
the present year. A halt dozen farms
are now Iwbing cultivated in this 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 vromising 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 o}f choice sites open for pre
Fort Shaw is six miles above. i called
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-tive or thirty sub
stantial buildings have been 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
sUie, or clay, (there being an inex
haustable deposit close by,) is extensive.
ly used, the cohesive qualitiy of which
renders these adob.e , 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
story, and they are quadrangularly ar
ranged. The space they enclose, an ares
of perhaps four acres, is kept scrupu
lously neat and clean.
But don't "the boys in blue" sunter,
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 jus twenty
cents a day in greenbacks. On the weet
ern slope-in Oregon, Washington and
Idaho-where the cost of luxuries and
subetantials 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 pw
diem; on the Pacific coast, not over
two. Is not this acase 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
be censured in the matter, outside the
office of the Secretary of War and the
Congreslional Military Committees, and
I am of opinion that it the case should be
laid before these authorities, they would
do fll justice in the premtse-- ~low 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 sufficent.
A small rebellion, growing oat of this
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 eom
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 unti mar mid*
aight. In the mornig when again mat
out, the whole party, twelve in all, came
down here, and several of them got on a
jolly spre-saying no pnishment could
make their lot much more severe, aay
way. Ieurning at night, they were all
put in the guar-house, of course, but
were released by CoL Andrews soon as
he learned all the facts and cidenmstaa
ea of the cae. Does not the mind
naturally, in eomidering these thirs,
revert to the tlk-maters of a certain
Egyptian monarch in the antique agest
To-morrow I will ide over to S. Pe
ter's Milsan, and hope to gatherfom
Father M try the m l for an
other letterla this pea
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XATasUIlm. ske sk.J. _. l.
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seseelm Or MaONS "o Measses
General Fnding Bill Flmally
A Plot to make (Rome Howl
Annual Sessions or Territorial
Funding Bill Passes the
Congress Adjournus till Sept.
General Resecrans Minister to
Jeff. Davis Bound for Europe.
That Interesting Little Aif.ilr
England ignores Mexico.
The Baltimore Floods.
Ben Butler in Trouble.
Interesting Foreign News.
Tennessee Legislature Con
Mlilitary Districts renewed.
Georgia ratifies the Amend
Chicago, July 2.-The Seonte held a Stun
day evening session. The lobbies were
crowded with ofice seekers looking for con
Warner, Senator elect for Alabama, was
Sherman made a report from the committee
of conference on the funding bill, which was
concurred in. It authorizes the issue of
bonds running 30 or 40 years. The denom
inations are $100, or multiples of that sum,
bearing interest in coin at the rate of 41 per
cent. for :30 year bonds. The 4 per cent. 40
years bonds are exempt from all taxation,
said bonds 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
Henderson made a personal explanation
and severely denounced Butlers report on be
half of the impeachment managers, in regard
to the Senators on impeachment. Hie said
the other six members of the committee had
nothing to do with the report. He denoun
ced the investigation as a petty work of mal
ice and calumny, disgraceful to its author
and disgraceful to Congress. He said Butler
hadamppreemed the important portion of the
testimony, and distorted and perver:ed facts
for malicious purposes.
The President nominated Alex Cummings
collector of Internal Revenue 8S. W. John-on
Assistat Searetary of the Treasury, and len.
Roeecrans as minister to Mexico. Senate
*confirmed Holland Smith Deputy Postmaster
at San tancisco.
Iardoa,. uly 26.-The following is re
ceived from Rome. The police have discov
ered a mine to blow up the fortifications on
Mount Avertiae. 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.i have
been withdrawn from all the wine shops in
the Roman campagna.
Wasuhbinon, July 27-senate.-A short
executive seion was held after which legi-
lative business was resumed.
The bill providag for biennial session of
Territerial legalatures was tabled.
The foreign relations committee was in
structed to inquire into the expediency of
making a tre.ay with England for reciprocity
The confream committee's report on the
Alaska bill was concurred in.
Wilson called up the House bill to povide
amore efdent government for Mississippi
Buckalew commenced to argue at length
against the bill, but finaily yielded to the
motion for an executive semion.
The doors opened at 12 when the President
prote announed the enato waould now
take a reas til the Sd Monday of Sewten
bar. It is uadeastod that at the time of ad
journment the Senate was ceidering the
nomination of Alex Cummings lor commis
sioner of Internal Revenue. who would prbe
ably have been confirmed had there been
Washington, July T -Homse.-There was a
y thin attendance. After tmanctin
some minor bsness Scenck reported the
broe ofcted to heo reeatioa but
mllay withdrew hisL .seti and ae be.
pa a coare of shlih.ering tacts.
BeChck at a quarter pest 10 6eade a report
from the oemfreme committe ea the fud
in fbi mrisking the letien agulast the
oppe I s s, .strng eh weaol ant pejas
The Democraa fllibaered to prevent the
psge of the funding bill, but fnally the
mai qestion was ordred, sad the confer
ence report ared to 102 asainst 32.
Butler obtain leave to hve hu remarksi
prind ia r to HedlersonS attack upo
h, in the 8atet night.
A bin was itrodulMd d paed to relieve
NeAson Tefts, Sester elect from Georgia,
and Siumo Ooiley mmber elect from 8,mth
Crolim from political dimbilitie. These
membae were them swon in.
Te bill to inrease the daties oa copper
was again take up. The quetion behg on
its pe-c, BDauk demanded the yeas sd
mas, nd before he clerk Sanisd b al the
ro the bow of 12 arrived ad lthe rpee
mem a ,rcesr s till epteber 21.
Washines, July 2.-The Iresident aad
membes of tbh cabinet wer at the Capitol
to-ky igl: c biU, etc.
Muy mdr of pmum werwe athered at
the 8mase mmin door, aaxiouely awaitiag
the sc~ of she Semat afecting noana
The fellowing were m : Gen. Resecrms,
menlMdma to Miseo; Cu. Felton Tree
rer of the Bmnch Mint of San Francisco ;
Baos B. iodg AListaut Juatie of the So
w owtmsof Utah. The 8-eat reected
Polo M P rd. fur Chief Jutice of
evw YoIk.J 2J .-A disiptch from 8.
vmash .p j will socm sil for Ba -
rope sd be msemlmoaths. He wi be
,e W lt t a- ,eM trial ty 3lausel.
r -d,6 o«Jfr .-rtcrlko arom Ja
StoJ M re reest. All the fer
- minss ete in a preteat the
Kat d ib si* r thfo t Oe * -
tme. w -- Dto with
of an do the
A the melt ag it tt r iy to
hemA so ae "weft aogaint se sklni l no
pror, ais had a large army gradually advan
cing on Yeddo, where the partty of the Ty
case was very sron. There hs been some
figting is the vicinity of Yeuto with sno de
decisive results. It was thueght the war be
tween the two parties whose rmpeenivearemth
and resources appear to be so evenly bal.ced
would reult in a divisioan of the ocesmry into
two idepeaddet mBpires, govemed by the
Mikado and T?,coon.
Lisbon, July 27.-A repor is recieved that
a British gun boat landed men at one of the
Portuguese Colonial stations on the coast of
Guiana, disarmed the guard and took posses
sito by force of arms. The Portuagse gov
ernment dispatched two war vessels to the
scene of the outrage.
Lonldon.July 27.-Lord Cranforth the stn
inent Liberal jeer died to-day.
In House of LornVd, Napier took the cus
tomary oath and seat. Bribery bill read. In
reply to a question Stanly sail Mexico had
broken off diplomatic relations with England,
in consequence of the recognition of the
Empire of Maximillian. Should Mexico
make overture- for their reumltion there
would be no difmculty about it, but dignity
and self respect forbid Englan l to seek the
renewal of ofEcial intercourse.
Baltimore, July 28.-The city council vo
ted 50.u00o for the relief of sufferers by the
flood; $b10,000 to repair the streets, :and $20,
400 for clearing away the sand and rubbt-h.
Many families are entirely destitute and
Writs fromin the -u;r 'i.rr courts in twu B5uts
wer erveri nao ti*aeral Butler as he paied
through la,:t ,.ere last evening: one for
false iwm rl~Oranet,: Wo oliy, who lays his
damages at one hundred thousand dollar;, the
other by Kimberly & Bros., of Baltimore, to
recover thirteen thourgazd dollars alleges to
have been extracted 'y Butler when cam
manding Fortres. Monroe.
London, July 2S.-The court circular an
nounces that queen Victoria will leave Eng
land on the 5th ,o August, fir.-t to Paris, and
then make a tour through France, Gtermany
and Switzerland. She expects to return the
first of I 'ctober.
New York, July 2S.-The next s..sion of the
Rua Drith convention will te heIl in Chica
go, January 23d.
The steamship Colorado) LroJght -ix hundred
Mormons from Engl nd, who leave immedi
ately for Utah.
London, July 28.-It is proposed to erect
mouuments in Westminster Abbey to the
memory of Lord Brougham and Profess:r
It is rumored that the New French loan is
about to be placed on the market.
Advices from Spain report that the Govern
ment has distributed troope in Caladonia, and
that under the operation of Marshal law and
the efficiency of the flying columns, all at
tempts at a rising have been suppressed.
Vienna, July 29.-Deepatches from ll-1
grave represent that sentence of death was
pronouned against one of the accomplice!
in the murder of Prince Michael. The exe
cutson of the murderer will take place immne
Nashville, July 29.--The Legiilature noet
pursuant to Gov. Brownlow's call. The
Governor's message states as reasons for call
ing the Legislature, that the peace- of the
State is menaced by secret organized bands of
rebels, and he desires the necessary authority
to call out the militia. The Govrrnor also
calLa attention to the fnancial condition of
the 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 rebel.. The Governor says he dont
feel jurtified in making such recommendation.
Darmstadt, July 28.-Minister Bancroft has
concluded a naturalizsation 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 29.-Orders have been is
sued reorganizing the Southern Military De
partments. The Second iand Third Districte
are consolidated, General Meade in command.
The 4th District. consists only of Mississippi,
General Gillam commanding. The 5th Dis
trict consist. of , exas, General Rrynolds Com
manding. Qeneral Rossean is ordered to the
command of Louisiana and Arkansas, coneti
teting tbe Department of Louisiana. Crook
is amigted according to his brevet rank, as
Major General, commandia; the Department
of Ortumbia in place of Rosseas. General
Canby is amigned to the command of the
Department of Washington.
The President has issed a proclamation an
nonclnig the raUtccation of the 14th Amend
ment by Georgia. Accompanying it is the
proclamation by the Secretary of State, to
the efect that the amendment had been rati
led by three-fourths of the States, and is now
valid as a part of the Constitution.
The newly 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 iaspecttve of the Legislatures. It is
uncertain whether this plan will be adopted
by the Lfdslatures.
There ia no probability that the President
will sign the Funding Bill.
Atlanta, July 29.-No choice is yet made
for U. S. Senators. The contest for the long
term is between A. I. Stephens and (over
nor Brown; for the short term, between Blodg
ett and Miller.
Montgomery, Ala., July 29.-8enate
-The majority of the Judiciary Comn
mittee reported in favor of removing all
It is strongly urged by many members
to pas a bill authoriszig this Legiela
tare to east the electoral votes of the
State. This will secure the State for
Grant and Coltax.
New York, July 29.-Several cases of
cholera are reported. The locality
where the disease appeared is extreme
ly healthy. The Board of Health yes.
terday adpepted regulations for prompt
didstncftioa when the ases are report,
ed. The weekly report must show a de
cided iacrease a deaths for the past
The suicide mania condames, three cases
were ported in the city yesteday. The
BealM's Wilkeslm special sys at nearly
all the collieies work was reamed to-day.
Ia the Lehigh region all the collieries are in
ao, es"t at Stockton. Workmen in
te ~IkU mines are g idle, but from
present ladicateoas, tywil noUaqu b
1t* work in a few y on he
Valory l-r paying men by the hoar
w erh - .atr J ktb ~i
VIIn R VTuE.-Aceordlg to sta
tistlie en in the commercial delur
meat of the BuRia, mining specula..
tions have not in the aggregate, proven
very profitable this year. The dividends
for the firt half of this year were only
000, while the assesments were
04-sthus gtritng an aggregate
profit to the inoor e mining com
psaies of only $10000 on the very large
amount of apital Invested. During the
eorres period of luast yearthe ag
adtid mounted to $:,08S,
sio A the aesmmmments to only $818.
S--leavn general profit of $1,650,.
fA0. As be seen, the dividends dis.
betsed this year show a tailing offof over
$1,000,000 as agaist last year; at the
same time the semmets have been
esmed over r,40.000. cks n In
these are mid so be three hundred
riese starwberria wittlIa ive miles
Iof aS deg a., s., re s asn av a
e..,- 4.AS d '.oae are, and
b eas lwm at $170m,000 ain cola.
Omaha has ripe peaches
There are 25 daily papers in Califor
It is now amid the U. P. R. R., will be
completed by July 1st., 1800.
Five to the pound is the California
brag on strawberries.
M. P. Bull publishes the Prospectus
for the Portland. Oregon, Evening Com
Bishop D. S. Tuttle will administer
the rites of (onfirmation. in Indepen
dence Hall, Salt Lake, on noxt Sunday.
A silver lode, eight feet crevice. has
been struck nineteen mile' from Chev
The Sweetwater 3fintcc is being re
moved to Green Hiver City, and will be
called the (Iren River 7Injm.
D. O. McCarthy.formerly proprietor of
the "American Flag," has opened a
hotel in San Francisco.
A steamer from New 'ork on the 1st.
took out tlirty lthousand railroad bars
of iron for California.
oenver is to Ie lighted with gas. Col.
Heine has a company organized, with
French capital. and the right of way,
etc., has b!)v,,n granted by the City Coun
Bierstadt's great picture, the "Storm
in the Rcky Mountains," is being chro
:lºo-lithographed. It will be completed
in five months. There are twenty colors
A train of some ten wagons, with pil
grims from Missouri, passed through
this city. enroute for California. They
left Nebraska City on the 21st of May.
D, re. < t .L ,Ir.. Jdq 17 7th.
John Albus and George Schoers, two
prominent citizens of St. Joseph, were
recently waylaid and brutally beaten by
a gang of rowdies. Albus is dangerous
Counterfeit one hundred dollar bills
on the Ohio National Bank. of Cincin -
nati, have made their appearance at
I eavenworth. Kansas. having been put
in circulation west of that point.
Missouri not 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.
The Omala Repblicen 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, 4-it miles, in ele'-en
hours, a remarkable teat in railroading.
The Stockton Indrupendent, says:
Making the highest estimate of our
population, the money spent at the bars
in California, in a single year, amounts
to about one hnndired dollars for each
man, woman, child, Chinaman and Dig
ger Indian in the State.
Omaha is a city of 1(1.000 inhabitants,
Iv 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.
Johnny JMliller shot A. C. G(ilmore. in
a quarrel at the Dalles. 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. Vhitney, who represented us so
ably at the great Paris Exposition. bears
testimony to the fact that fifteen tho.s
and pamphlets on Colorado, in German.
French and English, were readily dis
tributed among the reading population
of Europe.-Den re r News.
The St. Joseph Union and the Herald
frequently have hits at each other, but
never anytiing so completely flooring
as lately, when the Unlion announced
the birth of triplets to one of its sub.
scribers, and said its cotemporary, the
Herald, had never had a subscriber who
had ecen haid twine, whi!e many of them
were childless arter long years of mar
Wells, Fargo & Co's stages, from 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 the 98th of
July they will connect with the Union
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 city.-,Salt Lik¢c
Telegraph, July 20th.
The Publie Lands.
A summary from Mr. Julien's report
shows the following result of the dis
pensation of the public lands :
The Government since its organiza
tion, has sold land amounting to over
Of the lands sold, there remains in
private hands, not reduced tc. occupancy
as farms, over 30,000,000 acres.
The (Iovernment grants of lands to
Western and Southern States to aid in
constructing railroads,amount to 57,000.;
The grants to aid in the construction
of canals amount to over 17,000,000,
The grants to different lines of Pacific
Railroad companies, 124,000,000 acres.
The amount 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.
The lands granted to the States under
different acts of Congress as "swamp and
overflowed land," amount to 438,000 000
acres, making a total of 248,000,000
acres of 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 sye
The lands 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 of 86,000,000. If we take the
grants to secondary roads (as, for in
stance the 9,000,000 and more of pub
lic laAds given to Kansas, on admission
for railroad purposes,) we shall probably
have a domialon equal to (reat Britain,
lseland, Prusia and Switzerland com
St. John's Episcopal Church, Buffalo,
was comasned by fire on July,
4th, d by the explkcaion of a
ocket.' Lees $PS00, lsuiranoe $80,00.
The teslgaph co0rp at West Poln
eo. rsct-ed a Ina of three quarters of a
mU land had it in operationa n seven
miuties on drill the other day.
It iserumored i~t Si1 to3e (riar
tem4p~Tib s bride? 1,
U in U th, the ntli ,.
G! U %IU tW, ]of f Ldy of rar,.
. ty mad *acompUiknenta upri,,
wasin udeft (hUa. uttler has t e
stowed much care and attention. V;,ti
sou ri De uNcrat.
That muakes lucid a hiti:" r. , -.1:.i)i,
ly amnbiguouas expressmon in l::,,
speecll. t1,- recoirt Af '. l : ·,1 -,.
knowledge, unde~r l~ii S"nc
It was faith, the *'evi~ce-n
not seen,"n ltt*~r:
in the human brtrew:." thait t)r,,.,I~"ý
the eipres ion, "our un r,
have tlie wvarmnth ::u:
to be hope1 id.
Brig. gtior. TIaarrrce"tte C. :;tk'·r. r, ai
know\n thrnn-hoot the I'nit." r
t he cliet of th.- dec terc·:i ," ;"et
WVar T)epartnitnm dnrin' w rm
died at Isi re-ideneh in
the 3r1. . a nttiv"" of tlHf ý *"
of \ tlv Yrk, and a -r:i'v1- '
Hu1lenibir Baker. .4 V'rtri 'p ,
I utionatrv no.tei tits hat ats,
LAWS OF THE UNITED STLI
l.A.S.EI) I;Y TH .
Foýrtieth C' nsl-ess.
FOFFI 'I. L..
JOINT RESOLU'I'ON i r
the breakwater a: I ,r.an I: .:.
B( it rse'died by th, .'nt, , ii,,
..f IRj r v.. hta'tiEc(trf £( l I <<
Atitn ri'cr i, onL'Y, Ic A w .;.;
so much ()t the un xlpencd i,:.:..,...
the appropqriation tor the r u. A
Portiand harbor, 1ain-, a. .' i.t cz.
giner s.h ll ,,enu I1 . , " .r. ; I
pendºed under Li- <iiree:i, l; iu
ting the- " miit:hl, ground I."r s:
breakwater, and in ,,otherwi- ;r :,,_
the channel frou: itjury 1 .v ": : - .
improving the s=a.*.
Approved, June 5, ;'-1.
[P m.;t' IiRE ,l , - N,.",,
JOINT RESOLU'TION to supplv b .
and public d'ocultnI ? t, ti,, N.:.
tional A.sylum for 1)isabled \Ciun,. -
Be it r,.,itr, b, ti,. . ' 1,/ 1.
of R presentatirr s of the L nUrtted S.,rt "t ,
.Amnrici' itn Congres' twtd, ,. 'l.tt 'I
Secretary of the Senate :tnui the 'Ilrk
the House of Representatives cause : ,
sent to the, National Asv!utn tor 1)isu:.
V,olunteer Soldiers. at i)v: n. Oii . :a .
to the branches at A ugusta, Mai:e, at!:
M:lwaukoee. Wisconsin. anti th*" SItiier
Home at Kingstown Strings. near Kingi
town. Indiana. each, on,. copy. each.,
the following documents. :au:ely: T'i."
journals of each hol. 'f nt',n.r,.s :
each :ndi every sesion. ' lv. ,' (
gress; the annual meul.ia;~e~i (, :he P:,i'r
dent. with accouinparying d(icur en..e
and all other document. or books whiCh
may be printed and houind by order
either houses of C'ongress., inc' uding th,
Congressional tilobe : beginnin- with
the thirty s.ventlh S'ongr, 1 s.
Approved. June !. lS1t1.
[PUBLI(. RtE.oITroN--.. ..2
JOINT RESOLUITION ,to l)rviie ti
the remrova.l of a suit l,,.n,!in in :,.
circuit court of Jt'fhrs ,n rcun:y. \t,
Virginia, to the circuit cort : t!:.
VVhereas a suit in tject:nenft is ,
pending in the cir'cuit court of Jefftrs,,
county, in WVest Virginia. against :l~
tenant in possession, to recover Ip,
sion of the Hlarper's Ferry prolwr:y
owned by the United States, and it a
doubtful whether under any existing
law of the United States the said suit
can be removed to the circuit court (:
the United States: Therefore.
Be it re.olred by the &,nate, i.i, H "..
of Reprtsentatives f t/lu CUited ,Sttt, ,;
America iin Congryts ,Use mbtld. That it
shall be the duty of the circuit court 0:
the United States tor the district o,.
West Virginia, if in session, or of tlo
judge thereof in vacation, on the appli
cation of the defendant in said suit.
showing that the property sought to h1e
recovered by the said suit is owned. or
claimed by the United States under color
of title, and verifying the facts set ,u:
in such application by this [hi-I adida
vit. to issue a writ by-certiorari,direcLa
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 ot the
said State court, or left at his office by
the marshal of the said district, or hli.
deputy or other person thereto duly
authorized, and thereupon the said State
court shall stay all further procs.eding
in said suit; and upon the return of the
said writ, the said suit shall be docketed
in the said circuit cou-rt of the Ur.ited
Stat.., and there proceeded in according
to law, and all turther proc-ledinDf had
therein in the said State court shall 1b
null and void.
ADDroved, June 10, 1868.
[PUBLIC RIESOLUTIO --No. ...
JOINT RE SOLUTION authorizing the,
the Secretary of War to furnish sun
plies to an exploring expedition.
Be it resolred by the ~ nate and HI. "
of Representatattre, of tA.' United Stitet
of America in Congress assembtel, 'I'Tat
the Secretary of War be, and he is here
by, authorized and empowered to issue
rations for twenty-five men of the explw
dition engaged in the explorati,)n of the
river Colorado, under direction of Pro
fessor Powell, while engaged in that
work: Prorided. That such iaue is nt
detrimental tc: the interests ot the niiii
Approved, June 11, 1i96.
[PUBLIC oI.ErOLUTIoN--No. 29.)
JOINT RESOLUTION requestinD :h"
Presiatet to intercede with her MJla
ty the Queen of Great Britiun t, '
cure t.e speed. release of Iiev.rend
John McMahon, convicted on a ,ar"
of treason-felony, and now cnih. Ai t
Kingston. ('ana.ia .Weab.
Be it resiced b .y 'w &late o.' JI.'
of epresentati,*w of the United tat,"' ,,
Amerira in Congress nasse.led. That the
President of the United States twb re
quested to intercede with her Majesty
the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
for the purpose of securing the speedy
release of the Reverend John McMahon.
of. Indiana, convicted on a charge ')t
treason-lelony at Toronto, Canada West.
in the fall of eighteen hadired and six
sy-six, and now confined in tihe State
prison, at Kingston, in said province.
Approved, Jone 19. 186tS.