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A New^Mper, Devoted to the Mineral, 4ffHonltnT^] sin^l Commercial Interents of Montana Territory.
VOL.V, NO. 18.
HELENA. MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 18(H).
VBI INDIAN ICWAti
Tin*Ocrli.ntt Monthly recently eu-^MUjLSL - f.DITOR. ^deavored to demonstrate that ti^e earth
isinert, an^i what are erroneously culled^earthquakes are in reaiity airquakes.the^result of a fearfully mysterious inrlu-^en -e pervading the atmosphere and gen^^erating desfructiveness. in California,
AssociateEditor and Man^eer^BntoMD : That 11. B. Parrott of Hel.
..u;v.has beea appointed (governor of pr0iitBc^ulT. A'though that particular
Vn'nnn. i^y the Piesident
theorywas a mystified kind of transcen*^denialism that might pass tor an erudite^joke, there d^^es ai^|^ear to exist in \\ ash-^\i.-an I'on^'rcM has ratified the ington some subtle influence, analatfous^: tha I ^nveution of July 4:h,and ^n many respects, that shakes up events
iaad the American doctrine and turn** '^^'dative circumstances^...topsv-turvv as remoiselesslv as the sus-
r,;iits of naturuli/.ea citizens.
NIi:(^i;i ^n. I'resid^*ut of the Western
pected undefined atmospheric agency^does real estate on the Pacific coast. To^illustrate: On 1 ^^^^^ !t. a hill IM passed^wim I ^-legraph C ompany, was l^etore in t).^ House to transfer the Indian Bu-^e-e ^'omniittee on Post offices and reau to the War Department after the^la DM.14, and labored through first of January 1 Nil*. S^ favorable was^... , .the House t^^ the transfer that the bill
:argumentagainst ttMbbww;^ under - call of the previous^v. rnment lines, upon the question by a vote of 110 to .Hi. The^iptioa that the W. I^. T. Co. has Senate was believed to be not less fa^^vorable To the project than the House,^hut on its presentation to that body, it^was incomprehensibly referred to the^committer on Indian affairs, known to^i^- hoatile to the transfer- ll was plac-^ing m lamb to nurse with a wolt, and tin-^wolf has projected its head from the^committee room with the guilty blood^marks on its cli ^p^ that are smxekedwith^well satisfied delight over the dainty^feast. The report will be adverse, and^the 1'hairnian of the Commute. Mr. Hen^tm and hv^ mm* pieces alwui the )ierM,n ^.^ | j | ^, ,)repim. a HM
thmnickels now extant. They a substitute, erecting tlie Bureau into a^tn :^^ be lecal tender for all sums |na separate civil Kureau. Time was wnen^tkaa tm* oVllar, except for duties on tht* manipulation at these Indian bills
wasin vsterious imd past huding out,but
import*. \\m4mm it mM toaaratl ^ Hm iTiia|iiliii i Hrii has mm tataW-
hi* entangie, as otherwise than in priutacteri/e^i tlie administration ot Indian
Haiil l^e unknown in this country.affairs, is an index pointing directly to
undue influences in the control of ail
Indian Agent Wynk^^op, whose un-legislation effecting that department. It j
Mlll alMMtiM is mentioned inwas to reform the administration of its
, , ,at)^ji-s, to secure peace on the borders
thet^ terrains, made a qua itied tender ,^ . ^. '
1and economy to the government, that |
anfeneWtk of November. He was in- t |,H transfer was projected and the sig-|^straeted hj the Department to concrre- niticant majority in the House was but;^. i^. rtain band- mi peaceable Indians, * reflex of the opinion of the country
*nen n;.^! tenure monopoly ot telegraph-^Bis ^ ^ inent. Washburne will
paafcthe bill at once.
Themmw coin^one, three and five^. i nt pieces^has made its appearance,^i hev are one fourth nickel and three-
mrthscopper. The one cent pieces
;:retl.e size ot the ^^Id live cent piece :
sufficientsum of money to provide while coal from the Laramie plains is^sattabta buildings tor the Executive worth but $*^1.00.
office*and for the sessions of the As- ^.. , ,,. a. , ^
_u_ . ^_ ,., .... ^ ; I he lumber suipments from Colorado
semlilv. Am local prospects ot even- 1
tuaiiysucceeding to the location should to Cheyenne last year was 1,800.000 feet.^n^^t prevent an effort to provide re^ ! and the agricultural products ot the^spectable and convenient Capitol build- j Territory for 180S were, wheat, 24,^;8,-^ings here, in plac^^ of the dingv halls,-...,.loiemioo ... 10
j1.^ 600 t^ounds: cr^rr.. ls,l,^H,0S0: oats. 1J,-
andprimitive contractions, bv courtesv , ^^1 '
calletioffices, in which compulsory cir. 40*^,4^0. of which, including produce,^cumstances have heretofore located the ! .'iO.STG.G^o pounds it is estimated, will^Federal and Territorial officers. ^t 1^ j be surplus for sale und transmutation.
notprobable a memorial to this effect, ' . . ~- - , . .
it.....derate in its amount, would be Dur,n^ tl,Ml'i-^00 head ot cattle
rejectedit the subject was properly ; have l^een exjK)rted. and the grazing^presented to Congress, and it should I area is estimated at 40,000.000 acres,^certainly commend itself to the favor | The eL|pinen,^ ot hidt.s am| w^v^i in
ofthe Legislature anil be acted upon! ,,- - _
beforeadjournment.j three months were 114,000 pounds, and
the average ]^asseiiger travel to and
XHts^ajaj aTMMtfnilu ],..n,,.r I)(.r ,lnv is ntlwatri at 106
Wepublish to-day a communication , persons. The report of John 1'ierce,^from Messrs. Whitlatch, Hodge and Ta- Consulting Surveyor, concludes as fol-^tem elicited by onr remarks on the low* :
Unionmiue strike. It is temperate in 1incoming business ot tiie Terri-
.torv is estimated at 0.000 tons per vear,
expression, conciiiatorv in spirit, an .v.;j n^i ^ ^ \ ' .
for 30 tons per day. This is a low esti-
ohvebranch, which, we trust, may not j mat^ und does not include any except^only be a symbol but a harbinger ot what now passes through or to Denver,
peace.The reason given for desiring^work continued in the mines without^interruption, is one that will l^e appreci*.^ated by miners and millmen, hut it is to^l^e regretted that the reduction of wa-^as made by Mr. Hodge. It was his
fromthe two I'nion Pacific railroads.
Fromthe above data, I would esti^^mate the busines of your road as fol^^lows, the figures being from actual batl^ness now don**, except the usual allow^^ance on pas^engers and the items ot coal^and ore :
Painter, 200 p.r .lav$441,000
pnv.lege.but we deem it to have been | Produce, Mirplus, 60,376,686 pounds, 51.882^inconsiderate. Uy consultation with^both owners and employees, we are led^to the conclusion that matters may be^satisfactorily adjusted, and that there is^no vjndictiveuess existing on either side^to prevent reconciliation, certainly not^mm the part ot the owners. The latter^informs us that the product will not.^under present circumstances, justily the^increase of wages $10 per month, and^their duty to the companies tl.ey repre-
Merchandiseto Denver, 18,000,000 lbs175,000
Lumber, 1,879,000 feet16.911
Coal,50 car loads per day225,000
Ore,10 car loads per day15,000
Hidesand wool, 641,00*0 lbs4,768
Placedin the hands ot the militarv. ^ec-^praWMj to keep mem out ot harms (J, ,t|ou nnd rooberv on lhe one ,1Mndi
waywhile Custar went after Black Ket- MlUrder. rapine and flame on the other^. 1 immd, but declined fen obey, charge might i^e stayed. Such are the views^ngflmwl Hancock and other officers ' ^-oiertained bv even the press and pen.
. , , . . , .pie who have heretofore l^een
*Hfctormer bwi laith and the massacretaV0rable to that costly hum-
ipt no aMe ludians. It is probable the hug. the perambulating Peace Com mis- ,^s'oi lutiient can disjH-us.- with his ser- sion. Kven ^ majority ot its own mem-^ban became satisfied of the disastrous
j consequ*nc^-s it was entailing on the ;
iHK le gislature is again in th^ di- West, and at the Chicago meeting in ;
, .^- - . 1 ^ ^ _ October, recommended the transfer.
rce business. With two bins before m m. ^,. ,.
Ihe Senate committee however see fit ,^C aamittee. \\ a know nothing 1 to wj,olly ignore that recommendation, j^^i the merits or demerits of thes ^ par- ,r.duc-^d by th^^ exp^-rit nces of their 1^eaaaa, bat 11 Way are meritori- former mistakes, and the substitute bill
Iis founded on u report made the previ-^ous summer- Here is constructive evi-
us why not apply to tlm courts where^. ^^r 11 parties may be heard, and if on in
denceot that permeating and danger-
Deductingexps. 6 per cent. $501,906^Net earnings 501,90!
Or14 8 10 per cent, on the capital stock
sentcompels them to decline paying the j ot the Company, of $4,000,000.^demanded increase: nor do they wish to We congratulate our Colorado neigh-^excite hostile feelings by employing oth- ^ on tbejr nervo HnJ .^^a, and^er hands. ^ heir alternative is to sus^^pend operatious. They are willing to^pr^'( ^ ed at the former wagaa, $.^^0 p^r^month. With^*'.it discussing the ab^^stract (juestion, whether the wages are^sufficient com per. satioti for tha labor^performed, we again advise the miners^to consult temperately, reconsider the^whole case, and selecting those lor a^committee in whoi^e judgment they^have greatest confidence, to communi^^cate with the inilluien.that the difficulty^may be s|^eedilv terminated. It is to the^interest ot all,and we think easily attain^able. Baanawhnt conversant with moy^inents ol t lis character.we scarcely k^iow^an instance where, at this stagi; of pro^^ceedings, indications were more fuv^a-^ble for a happy adjustinent ol difficult*^ties. It would be a gratification to urn^and the entire community, if we lmj^lfl^publish to-morrow tb .t work would 1m^^resumed on the Whitlatch Union.
althoughthe ^^^^/, ^//^ ft^ /vm^ may derive^some of its softest tints from imagina^^tion's fervid glow, they have undertnken,^in an energetic manner, ihat which will^give them, if they have not now. prac^^tical realization. The railroad era is^begun west, of the -Missouri : every rail^that is spiked to the ties is a peaceful^victory tor tin-Wepublic. May Montana^soon leel the conquering hero's tread
THEl.nrORl VM ISM 1;
views,as he now holds he did, it was^j certainly a direliction of high duty on^J his part that a section was not incorpo-^I rated in the act providiug for its termi^^nation on its ceasing to be a Constitu-^j tional measure. Certainly the nation is
jin a perplexed tinuncial iabarynth, and . correspondent ot th
ourguides do not inspire unlimited con- j ^ corre'^: .. . ... ,,. . ^ , i_ m_ Idhd the lerntory 1
Jtidence in their familiarity with the best
Iavenue of exit. During the next two
Imonths the Halls of Congress will echo
themighty chorus of numerils, with a
jprofane parody retrain on those chri'*-
itian terms, ^conversion^ and ^redemp-
Ition,^ such as was mver heard before.
IThe country awaits the solution ot the
'mimn^ OMiajajajfJM iti-^port.
Wefind in the Montana Post a call^from Mr. W. S. Keyes, Mining Engi^^neer, upon all interested in the mineral^and other resources of Montana, to fur^^nish him with statistics, e'e, for Mr.^Taylor's forthcoming report to Con^^^gress. We trust that this appeal will^not l^e passed by unheeded, and that ef^^forts will be ouade utto supply the^required information. The time allot^ted for the accomplishment of the task^is very short, and a report worthy ot^that thriving and growing Territory^^und Mr. Keyes is fully competent as tar^as his duties lead^is a thing of great^importance to those whose interests lie^within its l^orders. It may be well to^state here that Mr. Raymond will repre^sent Montana iu his report through^Prof. Eaton, whose services he has se^^cured tor that purpose. We therefore^solicit for him also the cooperation ot^Montanians in his work, confident that^the combination mt efforts that are now^on foot it adequately assisted will be^fruitful in their results.^An*. Jonni'd^^f Mining, D^r. 19.
Theabove is evidently from the pen^ol Mr. Raymond, 1*. S. Mineral Com^^missioner and editor of the Jovriml. ;^The Report of Prof. Keyes has been^forwarded some tim*^. and is doubtless'^in print belore this. The report of Prof. !
At orrectlon-Progren. ol Uualiie*^^^They rend the Pom-U ^r ol tlie^Ko^eM ^ The Ke^t i.. u 1 - I;t 1 u i-.- ^^^Our'' Representatives^A Capital^to 111 placeiicy^Social.^The Correspondent ot the Post desires^to correct a statement made by a late^Gazette, to the et-^correspondent had ^swin^rritory out of several thou^sand dollars by, accepting the extra^compensation allowed by the legisla^^tures, that he in his official capacity de^^clared a ^bogus' institution.'' It was a^legal legislature which allowed your^coirespondent the ^'several thousand'^dollars, and the ^bogus' legislature that^tried to deprive him of it. The swin^^dle, so far as he was concerned, was on^the side mt the Is^^, but the attempt to^swindle h'm, ti. ^ ^ good many other^citizens, w^s ot^ tha ^iuigus^ side of the^question. Th. 4ffferr^r*orthy of
note.The zorree:4mb it ut tt he (Ju-^zrttt\ however 'astu. 'ator
now,evidently is not po. 1 c- ^ etl* In^past history. Wonder if .'u v., -nf for^the 1,000 extra compensation' h^^j^eople will remember it of him un er*^he make* his position more ap; renr^than he has done in his letter.
Businessin both Houses progres.^slowly. Ot sixty or seventy bills in'.ro^^duced. only seventeen have as yet been^approved by the Governor, and there are^but thirteen days of th- session left. It^will not surprise you. I hope, to learn^that nearly every subject to which you^called the attention ot the Legislature,^just i^efore its session, has been made^the subject of legislative amendment^The dearextru compensation law tailed,^aud the ineml^ers will have their sixteen^dollars per day. The corporation law^placer mining, the act relating to fires,^the homestead law, the law for the p*y^uientof jurors, witnesses, oic. the act^concerning jurors, the collection of the^revenue^all these, and several others^^have been changed in accordance with^the recommendations which from time^to time appeared in the columnnot the^Post, thus affording a com^^plete democratic vindication of^thecoursewhich tnat
paperpursued, and which was so often^and so violently assailed by the Gazettt^and Uemornrt. You need not fear to^contest the champions right tor the
Keyesto t, Ross Browne, last year, was ^ Post, as between your recommendations
aaaVbnt grounds, is it not an act of in- ous influence, the discoverv of an at
|aaUeet ^ rraail tlnm ^ Is it the pur-^'or which legislators were elected^to relit ve in dividual* from relations and^responaibilitiaa they voluntarily as^^:. and render merely a matter of^inlluebc ' with a few men the invalida^^tion ol a mutual contract, on the appli
inosphericcounterpart to which has,^l^een claimed in t he Or* rlnud Monthly, ^^with the difference, that, while one is 1^imponderable the substance of the other^has a face value and can l^e checked 1^against in bank. It is to be hoped the !^Senate will not allow itselt to be de- 1^of 00a p.ry without, i-erhapa, Irauded of a vote on the transfer, and 1^even tha knowledge of the other.' It tj1Ht Sheridan and Custar's recently!^the Legislatan purposes dabbling in a(jopted method ot dealing with the j^Met bu-in. ss. why not marry certain nomadic scalpers will not be ruthlessly I^ea mhm mJj ITajvJra the official , abolished and thev be officiallv decap-!^ereaaoaneal ,f 11T'^' P^^^ er to , ilat,.(p H8 ,nH.iv brave and useful officers
arhlhmm it to destroy 7 And be- j uave been who preceded them, as effi-^upphef.nts ^re husbands ! c-lt.nt KUt\ humane peace makers on the ^^jdaaaM tmexceptionably. is it uot gal- : we8tern frontiers.
:ant. generous, manly conduct to a I
^^^::,an for a Eegislarive body of thirty- LOCATliD.
-evenmen, and a Governor, to league
-::!-^ met and blight her lite'.' We The approval by Acting Governor^rust lot the good name ot the Terri- Tutts ot the bill locating the seat of gov- I^torj no such acts will blacken the slat-. , ,
kmt Hm l .tth Baaaaaaveminent in Helena, may be accepted as '
a final disposition ot that much vexed ;
Thimtour million dollars in gold was question. That ^a majority oi the legal^^M ia Montana last year ^ Exchange Tote. CMt^^ ^ lhmtat the neXt ,
tfeiatoMoJPitt and Fox that, hav- gt,nerBl election, will approve of the'
Denverfor years confidently antici^^pated the location of the L\ P. R. R.^through that city After it had deflect^^ed to the north,there were still hopes ot^the Eastern Division road being con^^structed, as it had been located, through^the metropolis of Colorado. Disappoint
Thedistinctive feature of this se-sion^ol Congress will Ik- tLa fight on Finan^^^ces. It was once said a prevailing weak-^Dees with all men was the unlimited^confidence of each in his pre-eminent^ability :o ride a horse and row a l^oat in^a manner wholly unexceptionaMe and^unapproachable. From the multitudin^^ous and diverse plans proposed and per^^sistently urged for the only proper and^safe disposition of the public indebted^^ness, it appears that Rarey and Kelley,^each in their own sphere of super-excel^^lence, have dispelled the former fancy^and the prevailing idiocrasy, in and out
edin both these enterj.rises and realte- of Congress, is the conviction of a divine^ing the necessity ot railroad communU | mi88ion fT**^*^ '^^ ^**ch to release the^cation, the Denver Boaid ot Trade grap- government from its six per cent bonds,^pled with Fate, and organized a home (,ut aDd ^ut repudiation, a frl Brick^company, Dec- 14. 1HG7, known as the Pomeroy. ^ 'alf and air' lalefHtj and^Denver Pacific Railway ^ Telegraph | fraud- intt'^'^t payment and , rim ipal^Company. At the first annual meeting repudiation a It Andrew Johnson;^held recently, the following officers were Greenback redemption as proposed by^elected for the current vear: President, Pendleton, anti-bond Democrats, and
ngdined and wined rather freelv and
legislativelocation, is a foregone conclu
nterin* Parliament together, Pitt re-l ndf.r lhe acV of Congress pro-i
markedthat it was exceedingly strange ! viding hereafter for biennial aoaaioaia of^M hm could not see any S,^eaker in the ] lht. Lj^^lurea and the present election '^cnalr. a bile Fox was equally surprised ltkW that approval will make Helena the^M seeing ^two Speakers in the chair.^ Capilol from Aug. 3. 18C0 to Aug. Sd, i^And so is iournalistic obliviousness with i 1871. It is surely presumable that the j^regard to Montana. At one time called selection of Helena was in conietupla-
IH Mtata the mis-atatement that lioC ot ils P^P^^l^^t^oo, ita permanency of ,^^pursuits, its superior advantages of ac- !
ms*mmen are penniless in Montana.^ Ce8g lo a majority ot the people, and its^at another it is equally obligatory to being the commercial emporium to 1^carved such extravagant assertion* as which business calls them more fre*^Ike above. If half that amount ot gold quently than to any other. These being I
!^ en produced wiihin the twelve- ] i^aramount considerations in a Territory^n.omh We have done well. In the early ' w'^ere facilities for travel are limited,^aiming season heavy floods delayed ^^d necessarily must be for years, we^work everywken, and damaged the may assume they will remain so until^' atederate flumes permanently for the tlie summer ot 1871. The question^The light snows failed* to furn- ' ^^. what I^^'nl wiU t,,en^iaa the usual and requisite supply of prweent the same advantagea. The |^^ater to many camps, and the product cheap water transportation to Benton is^has thus been far less than it would else , *n advantage that even -ailroads will^nave been. Miners have however av- not supercede, and 'his is the best depot^^ ell. and there are fewer ^broke^ Tor distribution to Montana. It is equi-^- ^^ asin than any we have known, distant from the rich valleys of Missoula^- la (MartialIj owing to the unusuallv in the north-west and the Gallatin vaK^eavj .!^ \ el.-puieiit ot quartz leads, and ley in the south-east, reached by good'^the u'tendant success warrants the be- natural roads. The county is indented ^^i^d that double the labor will be em- into the heart of Deer Dodge, and Hele-^^n leads next season. The snows ^^ ^n reality, as near and accessable^tkai have already fallen ,,n the divides ,r^^m all points of that county as would^^^*. ample amount of water the ^*^ many locations w'.ihin its own boun-^ae^oM lor navigation, mining daries. Its location on the edge of the 1^^*nd iriigation. The placer anil quartz fertile Missouri valley, immediately con
thaiwill l^e worked next season, ''-'u^u* to the best deVeo.i-t i mine* of^^n l the auxiliary labor required, war- I t',e Territory, and central ia those of ;^the immbjrratiofl of ten thousand j M uscb ,.!,, II. Meagher. Jeflvrs^^u . an^l j^r* u^ and the anticipation ot a yield Deer Ixxfge. with good roads radiating^^ re approximated in Mon'ana. 'Q a'^ u,r' c 1 *'^* nr^ ^dvan'age* not^H ^ i rritory did not produce $o4.000,- !^ .s ' 1^ n^. ^'^d pn^-|^tively per- 1
W0last year, but the vear is not far u*^l!* ol. All e^teOru^taaOMI theretore j^-^istan; ..nen it will. *'indicate that th iidanteaeaa which lo
^rated the Capital li^ re will remain po- '
mna Wards estate is now esti- ^ tent for many years If the Legislature^at $6,000 A part of his fortune ' takes this view ot the c^ae, it follows !^tl '^Y *^'''1 iu real estate at Yonkers on that provision should be made lor the I^^ ^^ Muffnon. The idea of a monument j loca'ion of a site, and the Govern-I^- ^ nim seems to have been given up. I meat memorialised* ro appropriate
JohnEvans; Vice President, John^Pierce; Secretary and Auditor. R. R. Mc-^Cormick; Treasurer. D. H. Moffat, Jr.;^Chief Engineer, F. M. Case; Consulting^Engineer, John Pierce. The Chairman^appointed Messrs Clayton. Solomon and^Hates Financial Committee. Directors^^John F/vans. W. M. Clayton. J. W.^Smith. F. W. Cram. D. EL Moffat, Jr.,^John Pierce, J. E. liatea, A. B. Daniels,^F. Z. Solomon.
Theroad commences at Denver, lols^lows down the South Platte 4^ miles^ami crosses, thence crosses the Cachea-^la-Poudre six miles above ita mouthaad^runs N. 10w W, ior :W miles, and croenee^the White Bluffs at an altitude ot 6.425^teet reaching Cheyenne, with an average^grade of t30 feet to the mile, Cheyenne^l^eing S0o teet above Denver. The total^length ot the road is 100 miles. It is ea^timated the entire coat of construc'ion^and equipment will be $4,000,000, ot^which $6.51,319 80, have been paid in.^The grading of the first 41 miles ot^road was completed in August 1868.^when the Indian depredations inter^^rupted work for a time, but it was re-^sumed and the road to the Platte croaa^ing, including the bridge, was expected^to be completed in December. The offi^cers reports state the Denverites furnish^the ^material aid^ as fast as required.
Mr.Stevens, the latter of whom had as^signed him by Mr. Sumner in his grand^eulogiuui the other day the statement^that his financial views was a failure;^gold payments at maturity by auother ;^consolidation and funding all together,^appreciating greenbacks to an equiva^^lent for gold in the meantime, and aa^various and many others as there are^pictures in a kaleidascope. each have^their advocates and foes. Then there is^the ^Immediate resumption of specie^payments,^ which has taken the place^of ''On to Richmond^ in the columns of^the Tribune; gradual resumption as^proposed by Mr. Morton ^ and gradual^resumption by starting at a given rate,^redeeming legal tenders at one per cent,^less in gold each month until they are^of equal value ; and then there is Ben^Butler believing greenbacks are a good^enough basis, and no resumption is nec^^essary. Out of all this chaotic contra^^riety of opinion there must evolve a^well defined system ot finances, and a^poBcj be established that will harmon^^ize all discords, satisfy the government
andthe early completion of the road is creditor8 of good faith and the capitah^confidently anticipated. Beside this . , .. . . ...
roadthere have also been projected the ' ,8t', of tlle country that business will^Denver and Santa Fe road, with its ter~ hereafter be on a legitimate and secure^mini at the places named, and passing I basis. It will be no easy matter the^through Colorado City. P^eblo and/fna- I more so if lne j , T d Act is de-^idad ; the Denver, South Park and Rio . ...
clareuunconstitutional, and indications
Ina*letter from lion. E. G. Spaulding^ot New York, ihe author of the Legal
Granderoad passing through South^Park to the Rio Grande ; the Dentrer^Central and Georgetown road to the^counties ot Gilpiu and Clear (.'reek, and^the coal road fourteen miles long,^(wooden track) connecting with the j Tender Act. to Secretary McCullough,
Cheyenneroad twenty-two miles from ] he asserts with remarkable complacen-^Denver. This is a large amoun* mf] . . , ,. , . ., .^railroad fever for one Territory, but , cy h.a belief that the act is, in time of^Colorado assumes to have the material j peace, unconstitutional, and it was ad-^to demand and construct them. On 1 vocated by him only as one of the ex-^Coal Creek there have been opened the traordinary war powers justified bv the^Denver Gaa Co.'s. Chase, W at son, 1*1- 1, .. *
regardedby prominent gentlemen in^^terested in the Bureau as the most val^^uable and ably prepared j^ortion of the^work, and the Professor's subsequent^investigations have not only added^much valuable statistical information^to his store, but given him increased^fait'' in the minerals of Montana. W~^may therefore anticipate aa highly com^^mendable that portion of th^re|^ort written by him
Theintimation of the telegraph that^General Thomas A. Scott will be the^choice ot the Republican caucus for^Senator, to succeed Buckalew, is unex^^pected, but will commend itself as a^wise selection which, it made, will place^in the Senate one ol the best practical^financiers and busiuss men of the State,^lie wis Assistant Secretary or War un^^der Mr. Lincoln, and in that responsible^office demonstrated his Executive abiii-
andlegislative action. The extra com-^1 pensation ot members, however, which^\ou thought should be reduced, the leg-^, islators ignored. That was a trial be^^tween the conscience and th* pocket,^and the pocket triumphant; and so in^the gentlemanly language of the^(i'fZt.td correspondent, the legislators^will continue the same wort of a ^swin-^upon tha Territory, that the Judges^did under the Bannack law, the legisla^^tive correspondent himself per imps^ensuing URiong the number.
TheHouse and the Council do not jog^I along very harmoniously. A House^bill, however perfect, is sure to be re^^turned from the Council with amend^^ments, and so rire ritMti with Council^i hills in the H ouse. Then comes the^Chief Clerk with a polite request to re-^, cede, then the body referred to refuses,^then a commute of conference, and the^bill is either compromised or killed out-^rig t. You should hear the discussions^which theirj .rrings introduced. There^are a lew members in both Houses al^ways ready for a speech, and if need be^; for halt a dozen speeches, over a subject^! matter of inconsiderable importance.^There are among the ^legislators, many
itieswere not limited to the Vice Presis
dencyard motive management of a lit- I more who are disgusted with these pro-^tie corporation like the Pennsylvania traded discussions, men who are really
Centralroad, now controlling a railroad^interest of two hundred and eighty mil^^lions ot dollars. If General Scott is^elected, under certain anticipated and^desirable contingencies very likely to^resolve themselves into absolute tacts,^the Northern Pacific Railroad will feel^the favorable pressure of the herculean^energies he represents aa Keystone Sen-
anxiousto serve the Territory, get^through with business and adjourn, but^they are men who make few speeches,^and always to the purpose. In *he^House there are no better working mem^^bers than Stapleton, May hew, and Al^^exander. They make few speeches, their^reports are brief and pertinent, and^their good sense enables them to dis^^criminate between a good and a bad^law. In the Council they are all talkers
toa considerable extent, and every sub^ator and railroad autocrat. It having ject lliat is discussed. affords^been understood that Andrew G. Curtin i every one an opportunity to^was an aspirant for the Senatorship, and speak,^having first preference with the
politicalinfluence that secures it to^General Scott, the inference is that Gov.^Curtin's j^rospi^cts for a position in the^Cabinet are regarded as favorable. Wo
Wefind the following in the New^York IMhM of Dec. 18:
Washington,Dec. 17.^The follow^^ing nomination were made by the Pres^^ident to-day : Joseph E. Smith, for col-^collector of customs at Wiscaasett, Me.;^Daniel R. Stanton, for assesor of inter^^nal revenue in the Seventeenth district^oi New York; Hiram Ketchuin, for col-
Legislatureis the best one we have had^in the Territory. There are n few^among the younger members who lose^no opportunity to display their zeal for^party. This is apparent, in the rejwrts^as well as the speeches. One can hardly^see the propriety of this course in a^body which has everything its own^way. Our members, Messrs. Wilson and^Wentworth are treated with the utmojt^courtesy and politeness, and from noth^^ing in their votes, or, indeed, in the^transaction of business, are they distin^^guishable as politicians from the other^members cf the House, with this differ^^ence perhaps, that they are quiet, atten^^tive to business, make no speeches, and^fully appreciate that their situation is
lectorof customs at Alaska ; Moor N., ^ot a favorable one tor the promulga-
Falls,for solicitor of internal revenue^for the Third district of Maryland ; Thos.^B. Wade, of Montana Territory, to be^agent for the Blackteet and other neigh^^boring tribes of Indians.
tionof Republican sentiments. If all^the members would imitate them, we^would have had all the laws passed^that we need, and the Lgislature would^have adjourned a fortnight ago.
Youhave a summary of all the laws^The Weston, (Kansas) Border Tims*' passed, iu your daily telegrams. The^gives an interesting reminiscence of H. Governor signed the Capital bill on Fri-^Rives Pollard, who was recently assas** day, and returned it to the Council to-^sinated in Richmond. The Time* aaya j day. It produced no great sensation,^that when a pro-slavery mob deter- Our jieople understand fully that Capi
minedto make Phillips, of leaven-^worth, a victim of its vengeance, and^conveyed him to that side of the Mis-^souri river, and in some obscure place^below Weston, adorned him with a coat^of tar and feathers, and thus regaled,^brought him to Weston, aud sold him^in lront ot the St. George Hotel, through^an improvised negro auctioneer, to the
lowestbidder, H. Rives Pollard figured \ proved by all. The^conspicuoualy among those who had other reception on
talsnever make large cities, and are^generally very stupid places, except du^^ring a legislative session. See, for ex^^ample, Albany, Uarrisburg, etc.. etc.
Theholidays are over. They have^gone very hard with some of us. New^Years was a gala day. Callers were out^en muHH, and all merry and jubilant.^The sleighing continues, and is im-^Governor Ims an-^Thursdny evening,
anJer,Finer and Baker mines, each^with sixteen feet of superior bitnminoas^coal, worth in Cheyenne $o*0.00 per tea.
exigenciesof the nation when it was^passed. If Mr. Spaulding at the^passage of the act entertained these
committedthis atrocious deed. The which will be numerously attended.^Time* editor says he well remembers j We are bound to have good times while^noticing Pollard, tremulous with excite- the Capital lingers with us, and if in^ment, slight form loaded dow.i with two) the future it should be decreed to eatab^enormoua navy revolvers, directing the ish it at Helena, you will not forgot th*s^movements ut those who had Phillips good old times at Virginia,^immediately in chargeUnci: More.