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Alex.II. Beuttie, TrtrTfll E^lit^^r
CheapLitkkaturr.^Col. Lyon of^the Navelty Store, appreciating the fact that^while the people cf the Territory axe intel^^ligent, and fond of intellectual pursuits^they don't care to expend large quantities of^money in the purchase of works, being for cost^ly binding, and gilt edge paper, therefor* be^has received Cm invoice of a large shipment^of books of all kinds, gotten ap in a cheap^style, bot containing all the text of the more^costly editions. This collection comprises^the standard novels, poena*, and histories, be^^sides a large assortment of bo ^ks on etiquette,^dancing, leter writer, parlor and social games^and in fact relating to every known subject.
Improvkmkkto.The business build^^ings whioh were injured by the late fire, are^being rapidly pat in complete order. An ar^^ray of carpenters are busy upon the roofs of^Bent ley a Donpby's block putting on a sub^^stantial one. The building of Nowlan k^Weary, Hall A Miller, Clark, Conrad A Mil^^ler, and Frank Walker are each again as good^as new. A large number of workmen are re^^pairing the fronts of Mann A Davidson, Nov^^elty store and the intervening buildings.^Soon the only evidence of the are will be the^vacant spot where lately stood places of busi^^ness. Such energy and enterprise speaks well^for a people who do not succomb to trouble^or disaster.
DiuvexDown.^These are the hal^^cyon days of the hunter, the storms having^driven innumerable herds of elk, antelope,^deer and mountain sheep from the ridges^down into the valleys. A gentleman in^^forms us that he saw, two or three days ago,^on the Little Prickly Pear, over two hun^^dred elk in one herd.
KOMSolomon's Lodok.No 9, A. F.^and A. M. Officers and members of the above^lodge are hereby notified that a special com^^munication will take place this (Friday) eve^^ning, Feb. 20. Members of sister lodges and^sojourning brothers are cordially Invited to^attend.H. Ubrzoc, Sec'y.
FromSaturday's Daily.^FIKE DEPAItT.nENT.
asmaller site. It is recommended by the j LAND Case.^The attention of the^committee that the pipe be bought and con^ jjMM| Qfice department has been for the last
riectionmade with the upper reservoir from , ^ , ,,,^. _
Mainstreet, running between the Crystal ' f'w enS^s7*d with the consideration of a^Palace and M- M. Bryant's store, a distance dispute between the Lmdsley Mining Com-^of 258 feet; and the balance of the pipe (150 | pany, together with the miners engaged in^feet) be laid upwd down the street, reaching ^ oQ Ten gQ, ud jAmeawho ha,
towithin 50 feet of Wood street and oppo- i ^**-^..... ,
sitethe center of King A Gillette's block; . applied for a patent for the land for agncul-^double hydrants to be fixed on* Jackson street, ' tural purposes, which covers this ground, at^mg* on Main street, and at the ter- ! preeentworked by these parties. The
miniof the pipe, making the hydrants 12d ^. .a..
feetapart, lhey also reported in favor of 1 ^^*^^^^n f^ct^ lh^ onl^ q^^^on in dis-
500feet of bose, to be obtained, divided into i pate is, whether or not that ground is worth^two equal sections, but fixed tg be quickly j more as acricultura! or mineral land. The
united,and so formed would nearly cover the .... ^^ _ . ^. ^.^,,,
groundbetween Edward and Cutler streets; , d~^^^a ^P^^^ th^^ ^Ppl^cation of Mr. Martin^but the hose divided would cover the most will settle the status of the ground in all Ten^dense part of town. The committee recnna^ Mile. If it be true that mining enterprises^mended that for tack of iron pipe the con^ . M ^ confine- of thatn wi
nectionbetween Main street and the lower.,^ u
reservoiron the hill point, by 300 feet of ^tota wages up to royal profits, it would be^hose, which can be obtaned for $200 currency, 1 hard indeed to deprive them of the ground,^already made, and couplings can be obtained lff on the other hmm|^ ^ profits arising from
Repairingreservoirs and connections $ 250 00
400feet iron pipe1,100 00
Probablecost 100 feet more250 00
^ 600 feet duck hose ...400 00
^ laying pipes200 00
agriculturalpursuits will exceed the possible^mineral products, then a farm it should be.^We are not sufficiently informed to express^an opinion, but will, like other^, await the^decision of the proper officers who have all^the facts before them, and will, we doubt not,^decide the case fairly and satisfactorily.
VikoiniaCity Items.^From the
Democratwe learn that there are four pa^^tients in the City Hospital under charge of^Dr. Cornel 1....Green Clay Mnith still Insists
TheLectuiie.^There was^good attendance at the M E. Church last^evening, the occasion being the Lecture of^A. M. Woolfolk, on the Literary Defects of^the Present Age. It was assumed that in thi^^immediate age there is a dearth of good fruits^in Poetry, Oratory and General Literature,^and upon this premise the Lecturer described^the various influences contributing to that^result. Tbe ambition of the day is for wealth,^and talent catching the infection, forsakes^the fields of Literature for the counting room company^and manufactory, while Genius in the wild^excitement of materialism is overlooked or^finds its gitts begging on the market and too^often yields to dissipation and sinks to the^grave. We are living too fast, and the influ^^ences of the age are all against profound re^^search and the careful, long continued disci^^pline to prepare for it. But a reaction will^assuredly follow and a better day dawn short^^ly on Literature. Such we believe tbe out^^line of the argument. We think tbe premise^wrong, and so thinking could not entirely en
Abstractof Proceedings of Committee appoint^^ed by the Citizens oi Helena at a Fire Meet^ing held Feb. 20. 1869.
TheCommittee met at the Court House at^10 A. M., 23d inst., and organized by elect^^ing Dr. B. Robinson President and J.J. Lyon^^ very ' Secretary.
Onmotion, the citizens present were invited^to act with the committee.
Plansof action were presented by Messrs.^Watson and Robinson.
Itwas moved that this Committee organize^itself at once into a fire company, which mo^^tion was adopted.
Movedand carried that the company be^called the lielena Fire Company No. 1.
Motionmade and adopted that the present^officers (President and Secretary) of the com^^mittee act as temporary officers of the lire
Thecommittee recommended that 300 feet^more of iron pipe be obtained from the East^at a probable coet oi about $300 delivered,^to cornect Main street with the lower reser^^voir.
Thecommittee stated that the Helena Wa-
terCo. proprosed that the citisens purchase , uron returning to Montana... .Co pt. ^,uyer^2,500 leet of 3 inch iron pipe, at an estimate has purchased the mill and machinery of the^cost of $2 per foot, which the company will ! New York k New Jersey Gold and Silver^lay along Main and partly up Bridge and_ m^ , . . .
Broadwaystreets, and keep the same m good ! M,n,nS Company at Bannack, and has also^order, and to place hydrants, on which to purchased several very valuable silver lodes of^attach hose at proper intervals. Should this ' Mr. Stanton, which are situated in Brown'*^be done $800 could be saved in piping, and j Gu,ch u is th intenU(,n o^ Mr. Guver to^is considered the surest and least expensive I, . . . ,
methodfor permanent use.j immediately erect in the vicinity of these
TbJreport of the committee was received , very promising lodes a splendid first class^and placed on record.aaUL furnished with a full set of Bullard
Tbeforeman of the fire company w:is called I..., _ ., . ,
uponto report progress, andVtatei that all | P^^. wh,ch erenow said to be the best for^to whom he had presented the roll for organ- , amalgamation of silver ores. Judging from^ization of the fire company had signed the J our knowledge of the quartz in this gulch,
rot^^,i , ^ (,^ I Capt. Guyer is bound to to succeedMuch
Unmotion, it was resolved that after the j r *^fire commissioners had made their assessments anxiety prevails in regard to the long tarry-^the same should be reported to this commit- j ins abroad of the Goveri.or. His absence is^tee, whereupon it would call a meeting of^thoje assessed to ratify or reject the same.
Movedthat the Secretary make an abstract^of the proceedings of the committee and^have tbe fame published in the city papers; direct the attention of our readers to the nd-^which motion was sustained.( vertisement of the American Watch Compa-
Gnmotion, the committee adjourned until,
10a. m. Tuesday March 2d, UMW, at which ny' ,nco,,,mn- Th,j coml^y
thepioneer of watchmaking in the I nited
iStates, and has grown in the short space of^j fifteen years to the largest watch manufac^^turing establishment in the world. This
regrettedand his coming will be welcome.^American \Vat^ ii ( ommanv.^Wej
timeit is understood the assessment roll will^be presented. BENJ. ROBINSON, Ch'rm'n.^J. J. Lrox, Secretary.
ViKtiiNlACity ITEMS.^Seven barsoi^gold, aggregating 911 ocnces, the current val^^ue of which was $10,000 in currency, was^brought into Virginia City as being the re^^sult of about two weeks run on unselected^rock from the (ireen Campbell lode. ..A pro^^ject is on foot to organise a company to con^^duct the waters of the Madison river into Al
fact,in connection with another important^fact^that their watches are now selling nt^at less prices in greenbacks than the gold^prices afked before the war^illustrates the^great success of the company. The Wal-^tham watches are pronounced by all who are
Onmotion, Mr. B. S. Price was appointed^foreman of the company.
Itwac then resolved that a temporary treas^^urer of the company should be appointed^and Mr. S. L. Watson was appointed to act^as such.
Amotion was made and passed that a com^^mittee be appointed to collect the hooks,^ladders and buckets already made, deposit^them centrally, find ont tbe cost ot construc^^ting more and report a place wherein to de-^Messrs. Price, H.
dergulch. We trust it will succeed, for there acquainted with them, excellent time keepers,^is no known gulch that to-day holds in its and they require less attention and repairs^bosom so much wealth as old Alder. We j than j,^hap6 an other watch exUnt. Lh^y^shall take occasion to speak of this subject. .^ .
again....The grand ball and supper at the ' ,n f*ct ^ firet cln3S article and give satis-^International, under the auspicies of Mayor | faction to all who use them.
Castnerand his accomplished ladj, was a de- I _
cidedsuccess ...The Virginia City Dancing Editors Po^*T:^On Thursday evenin^^Club held an assembly last week, which, under j Capt. H. F. Williams delivered a lecture be-^the able management of Messrs. Colwell k fore the Good Templars of Unionville, for the
Co.,was one of the most delightful parties of '. .. . .
theseasoni benefit of the poor of that place. The lec-
-Welearn from 1
turewas liberally patronized and the house
posittbem permanently.^dorse^the argument. ^The floweV gives most! Thompson, P. E. Sparks and Win. Mather,^perfume when it is crushed; the summer snns wwe appointed said committee,^are most genial when memory resurrects them It was moved and adopted that three fire^amid the winter's storms; recollection clothes commissions be appointed, to serve one year,^all defects of the past in the drapery of per- who ^* to ^*^^^ the improved lots of the^fection. all its ills forgotten, its joys alone city at an amount per front, and persons oc-^remembered. We are prone to feed on Hope cupying business and not owning the same be^and Retrospection, and imagine we are hun- assessed on the amount of goods held by them
rellfilled. The subject, ^Temperance,^ was^. Jack. Esq., of this . nmndled aUy. all lhat could ^ in the ^half^r, of Remish k Co., of tem ^ wa8 cl,
gryin the present. No cotemporanes ever^accorded true Talent, Genius or Worth its^desserts. That is left to after Historians and^Biographers. We believe this age is full of ^^bnsy workers,whose song offerings on the al^^tar of the Muses will be the anthems of coming^years; whose words will be axioms in the^mouths of statesmen, and whose brilliant ora^^tory will be proudly pointed to by the index^of Fame. Every hour cannot be expected to^throw upon the surface such offer^^ings as the centuries have sparsely scattered^over them, and it is years, oftimes genera^^tions ere the people are educated to appre^^ciate the work that the master minds delve^from the miues of thought and contribute^to the stores of tbe world's knowledge.^Homer recited his Iliad and Odyssey for snch^-cant pittance as the organ grinder of to^^day receives; it was after he was dead that^seven cities claimed the honor of being his^birth place. Milton's sold Paradise Lost for^eight pounds sterling and a booksellers^sneer; Byron was viitually banished. Eng^^land ignored them living and worship* them^dead. Washington was not half so near a^saint when he lived as he is now when his^are mouldered. Lincoln's name is yet i^ited with epithets, and bis utterances I^derided. On the page of the world's history^his name will be bright as Washingtone, and i^his Gettysburg speech live immortal as a |^matchless gem ot eloquence. We live among^the great and good, but tLe glamour of^mortality hides their virtues from our eyes un- '^til death unrobes them. So much for a differ^^ence of opinion. The Lecturer treated his^subject skillfully, clothed his searching^thought* in choic* words, and in frequent^tributes to orators and ^bards sublime, ^ hung^upon their tombs rhetorical chapleU of I^purity and beauty that alone was sufficient to^dissipate the fallacy of ^the decline of Liter^^ature.^ The Lecture throughout was listened^to with the most profound attention, and^elicited favorable com* eats from an audience^intelligent and discriminating. Col. Wool-^folk is recognised as one of tbe gifted^orators of the Territory, and his latest effort^has placed bis star still higher in the zenith.
NewHotel.^Messrs. Realle \ B^IN^reve have rented of Mr. Alex. Kemp, the^house formerly known as the ^Young Ameri^^ca Hotel,' on Main street, next door to^Taylor, Thompson k Co., and will immedi.
insaid houses ; the commissioners to appoint^necessary watchmen, define their duties and^affix their salaries, and to audit all bills and^deliver to the collectors the assessment rolls^tor collection, after having published^the same in the city papers ; and they were^also instructed to pablish the names of those^who refused (without giving satisfactory rea^^sons to the contrary) to pay any just assess^^ment levied on them, and that said list should^be posted in the room of the fire company.^Messrs. J. C. Walker, Chas. Dahler and C. B^Stepbanson were thereupon una .luiously^elected fire commissioners
Onmotion the office of treasurer wss cre^^ated and Mr. S. L. Watson (company treasu^^rer) was elected, and on motion of the treas^^urer, this officer was required to give bonds^to the fire commissioners for a taithful dis^^charge of his duty, wbicb shall be to receive^all moneys of tbe fire fund, (collected orsubt^scribed.) pay out moneys only by order of the^commissioners, and to giva and take receipts^in all these transactions.
Itwas then resolved that two collectors be^appointed to collect assessments and pay over^the sums received to the treasurer; and^Messrs. D. C. Corbin and W. S. Paynter were^duly appointed said collectors.
Itwas moved and adopted that the term of^office of tbe commissioners, treasurer and col^^lectors be for one year.
Movedand carried that assessments, esti^^mates and payments be made on a currency^basis.
Acommittee was -appointed consisting of^Messrs. Bently, Robinson and Thompson, to^report on the modes and means to obtain a^full and sure supply of water, the construc^^tion of tanks or ditches, the repair of those^already made, and tbe probable cost thereof.
Itwas moved that all committees report to^tbe general one when next assembled.
Whereuponthe committee adjourned to^meet at 1 o'clock p. in., Feb. 25, 1S69.
FromWhite Fink^a letter received by Wm^city, from Eugene Demery, o,
whois now in Treasure City, that the coun- | duce^1 Capt ^Viniamj y the corTesriond^.nt^try of White Pine is grestly overrated, and j of the N y WorlJ and other eastern papers,^all kinds of business is overdone While h^ , andhij UctaTM ^ he wnt^ fa let.
admitsthat the mines are tbe best and richest
everyet discovered, yet be considers that J clear, consi-e, instructive and entertain-^nothing definite is known as to their extent, ing. We are informed that Cant. W. is about^A large number of people are there who can- ; matiDg tt tour of observation and investiga-^not get employment, and the continued euii- , IT . . _,. , ... .
grationpresses on to all the towns of the Itlon through the Territory, and should he de-^aistrict. Lew Remish has opened a saloon liver his lecture anywhere, we tromisehis au-^in Hamilton City, and is selling liquor at dience a rare literary treat. Temperance
twobits per drink in silver. He is going to ,. ,^.r,.,... - ^ .
Z_. . . r .. ,- , , I friends throughout the lemtory will bnd in
startbis auction business. Eugene thinks he^ *
couldmake more money in Helena than in ] his lectures, much of encouragement as well
asa large amount of useful information.
W.C. T. Golden Rule Lodge.^Klein, owners of the ground occupied by the j
CrystalPalace Hotel, commence the demol- ! almost a ^ FlR e. The wood work^ishment of the building now thereon and the | around the kitchen ot the Magnolia Restau-^ereciion of a splendid stone building. This rant took fire yesterday morning about 8^new building is to be in every respect fire- I o'dock, but was extinguished before it hud^proof, with stone walls at least three feet |.. . ^.
Ihick.brick front, with steel doors, frames ^^ opportunity to spread by Messrs. Chas.
andsash. It is to be two stories high, on the^ground, and to be furnished with an under^^ground room. Messrs. Gans k Klein contem^plate moving into it about the 1st of June^and will occupy the entire building them^^selves. It will be an ornament to the street.
Personal.From a private letter^from Washington, dated Feb. 0, it appears
secondmeeting of the com mittkk.
ThePresident called tne committee to or^^der at 1 o'clock p. in., 25th inst. The min^^utes of the previous meeting were read and^approved.
Thecommittee appointed to collect hooks,^ladders, Ac, reported finding three rlssaaged^ladders, four hooks, one bogle and one trum^^pet, and deposited them at the Farmer's Cor^^ral. The committee presented a sample of a^backet made of duck cloth, and recommend^^ed the following : First, that three new tad-^^tely proceed to put it m repair and outfit de^ ^ madeand the old ones repaired; sec^^tor the the purpose of keeping a first class ond, that a house on Clore Street be pur-^Hotel. It will be opened to tbe public by , chased for fire company purposes; that grap-
the1st of April next. We are glad to see PUnf iro^8 **^ mmd* ,100 C,MM buckets^..... ,j .*purchased; also a coil of rope, wagon, axe
themtake hold of an enterprise tnat pro mi*- i plck9. The cost of which they estimate
Ruinleyand Knight, who happened to be^passing by. Thus perhaps again was averted^a terrible fire, for this building is situated in^a row of wooden i m! iu._-. unbroken by it^single store or brick wall. It is so long since^we hail a fire that we are getting careless.
Peters'Mlmcal Montuly.^This^that the following Montanians are sojourning 1 able and very interesting musical review came^in the Capital : Green Clay Smith and wife, j to us by last mail. It contains besides, frag-^Cols. A. K. McClure, Insley and Black. Jas. , meuU( of delicious, romances and songs,^Gibson and wife, I. U. Baker, Mai. Cull^n,, .. . .
W.W. Johnson, C. C. Huntley, Newcomber, \ ^^avs nP^n tne ^noa* musical works, criti-^of Deer Lodge; L. L. Blake, Missoula ; cisms upon the various operatic representa-^Prule, of Confederate Gulch ; J. S. Slater, of [ tions ; a catalogue cf new music, and, above^\ irginia City and John Ames. N.P.Langford.. .- c ^, ..
isin New York City; Sam. Hanser is in St. 1 ' collect,on of hn^ mn^c^ ^o**1 and f-^^Louis , Sanders was expected on the seventh, j stramental, tbe whole forming a valuable
Mails.^Wells. Fargo ^ Co s. coach ' work to a11 muii^^y lnclinwl or interested.
^ . . ... _ , ^ ,,| Published at 198 Broadway, New York, by J.
camein last night with a large Eastern mail, j j^ t
tbelast we shall be honored with for some j
time. The blockade on the road still con- Helena Mo.nEY IaiTTERY.The
tmues.March drawing of this cash enterprise will
BiaBrick.^Bohm ('^^. ran and as- take place to-morrow at the Helena Theatre,^sayed yesterday morning the lsst yield of re- i about the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. The^tort from the Nowlan mill, at Cable City, (drawingwill be conducted as formally, by a^forming a large bnck, containing 620 ounces, committee of the best citizens, and in the
whichwas valued at $11,370, currency.
Personal.After a brief sojourn in
presenceof all who desire to witness it. The^greatest number of the tickets are sold, but
Helena,which we trust has been as pleasant those who ^leeir' to purchase can find the^to him as his presence was to his many ! Dagger, Mr. Leon Loeb, at Bryant's Novelty^friends, His excellency Acting Governor ^nd News store.
e*so much soccers, and we feel assured,^knowing their busines- capacity, that their^efforts to keep a good hotel will be success^^ful. This boose is in a good location, aad ^^will, co doubt, be extensively patronised.
Simritial.^Messrs. Lehm*a^ New^^man, of Boulder Block, put as under many^obligations by the donation of a bottle of^their choicest nectar from old Kentucky.^Not being subject to temptation, we called^in several gentlemen famous for their exten- '
picks,as follows :
1coil of rope
Grapplingirons, making and repair
100canvas buckets, as sampled
Theboos* and repairs thereon^00 00
1$ dos. axes end \ dos. picks60 00
Onmotion the report was received and^placed on record, bat tbe committee was not^discharged.
Thecommitttee on supply of water, Ac,^next reported in substance tbe following:^sive knowledge and fine taste touching tbe That the two reservoirs above Jackson street
JamesTufts, leaves this morning for Vir^^ginia City. We hope be may find his official^duties require an early return and a longer^stay.
FromMonday's Daily.^District ConiT.-W'e are informed^by Mr. C. W. Fowler, the accommodating and^efficient clerk of tbe District Court, that he^is in receipt of a letter from Judge Hiram^Knowles, stating that it was impossible to be^in Helena before Wednesday next, if then.
ToDeer Lodge.^Dr. J. A. Nichols^will leave on Wednesday morning next for a^professional visit to Deer Lodge, to be gone^about two weeks. We are glad to hear that^the Doctor is extending hie practice in all^parts of the Territory for be is one of the^most sccomplished and skillful surgeon dent^ists in the West.
FortBenton.^Jo'in Buckuiat^ter.^Esq., the efficient and accomplished Sheriff of^Therefore the prescribed opening of the ^*ourt I Choteau county, arrived yesterday from Fort^wtll be made this morning by the Clerk, who 1 l*^*^ton, having in charge the two soldiers^will immediately adjourn it until Wednesday j charged with shooting Dr. S. Lehman, of Ft.^morning. All jurors, witnesses*, Ac, who Benton, last winter, from the effects of which^are required to be in attendance on the 1st | be subsequently died. John looks hale,
irdentextract, and tbey all pronounced it^unsurpassed in fineness and delicacy of flavor,^but all insisted it was no better than tbe re^^mainder of the stock at Boulder Block. In^^hslf of oar friends, we return oar thanks^to Mr. Newman.
canbe rendered water tight and frost proof^and be connected with the Helena Water Co. 's^works on Rodney street for $26d. Tbey rec-^commend that these reservoirs be connected^with Mam street by iron pipes terminating^with hydrants on which to attach bose; 400^feet of six inch ^diameter) pipe can be bought^here now for $1,100 currency, and 10C f^*i of
dayof the session will hereby take warning,^for Judge Kaowlss is a prompt Judge and^jndgeth according to the tardiness of the vic^^tims. It is stated that there are 104 civil^and 10 criminal cases on the docket. The^latter of which consist mostly of appeals and^recognisance.
heartyand able to stand the luxuries of the^metropolis.
FireCommittees.^We understand^that the Fire Committees are engaged in tbe^performance of the duties peculiar to the^position, and we hope in a day or two to be^able to report the completion of their labors.
Gov.George L. Woods and family has^returned to Oregon.
Acircus is already giving out-door^exhibitions at San Francisco.
TheHaTio Statesman highly compli^^ments Hon. J. M. C^vanaugh as a Dele^^gate.
SaltLake City is Itoastmg of its de^^^lighttal weather. They must have re^^ceived it per express from Montana.
Itis reported that a woolen factory, to^cost ninety thousand dollars, is to be^erected at Eugene City. Oregon.
Col.Theodore Dodd, formerly of the^Second Colorado, died in New Mexico^recently.
APortland paper predicts that the^Willamette Valley will soon become the^^Nile of the world.
(J.Webster has purchased the Itose-^burg, Oregon. Knnign and will hereafs^ter be the proprietor and editor of that^paper.
Mr.George P. Funck a prominent cit^i/.en ol Jacksonville, Oregon, died on the^22d instant, ol small-pox. He was a^Past Grand ^^f the Order or Odd Fellows.
'1lie Yo-sSemite Valley excites the ad^.^miration of all tourists. Yon see-mighty^few valleys to compare with it.^Cincin-^ifiti Times.
Kimbell^ Co., carriage makers of San^Francisco, have received an order to^build a buggy lor Bonner, the newspa-^l^er publisher.
I. Mcintosh, the man shot at Winne-^mucca by Joe Lindsey and Ed. Cage,^was the man who killed Tom C^novan^at Kuby, Idaho, in June, 1SGG.
GeorgeG. Gilbert was shot through^the heart and instantly killed oy Henry^Benjamin, in tbe Essex saloon, at Truc-^kee, Feb. ~^. The trouble arose over a^game of faro.
TheThird House of the Nevada Leg-
;islnture has brought in a bill to quiet^title in Ormshy and Storey counties by^'teeding one-half to the Central Pacific
IRailroad and the other to the Hank ol^California.
ThefViwtCM advocates the erection ol
'smelting works in Denver, and says
ithey have all the fuel necessary. Doubt^^less when the K. II. is finished, much
Ismelting will b^ done at Golden City
Thereis no State in the Cnion where
iland is held at such high p-iices as in^California, Farming land, fifty to one^hundred miles from San Francisco can^^not be had for less than $100 per acre.
IThe best lands are held at double those
Adispatch from Jacksonville. Oregon,^I dated February 6. savs: Two deaths^I from small pox occurred here yesterday.^I One of them wa* District Attorney W.^| G. T'Vault, well known nr. *^ne of the^pioneers of Oregon, and nnce Speaker of^the Assembly.
Theadoption or rejection of the Wo^^man suffrage bill by the Dakotah Leg^^islature is apparently a matter of some^doubt. The Cheyenne Star says it did^pass and is to be submitu.d to the peo^^ple in October. Chicago dispatches say^I it was defeated in the Senate. There^I should not be anv secret about it when^j there is a woman in it.
Thename Colorado contains the fol-^j lowing Latin words: Lora, colors ad lo-^ro; olor, colo ora: rado, do color. Which^being translated, mean. O wine, stain to^I the bridles! ^^ swan, I cultivate a re^^gion: I scrap*- up. I furnish dye^8tuf!s.^I ^Young Folk * Xetr*
Thetruck of the 1*. P. Ii. K. was in^i Round Valley, Weber Kanyon, last^j week, about three miles below the tun^! nels. which are now passed. On Friday^| night last three locomotives were put-^' ting and putling between the upper and^l lower tunnel, with a train ot cars about^j half a mile long. Everything is clear^1 to Devil's Gate ; then on for Ogden !^j ^Jhscret JVVics Hi
Thepublishers of the Salt Lake lie-^! porter have commenced the issue of a^j weekly edition, containing all the mat*,^ter that appears in the daily. It is de^^cidedly anti-Mormon and strikes square^fr^^m the shoulder at the vices and hutn-^j bugs of the Mormon polygamic Theoc^^racy. Yet, we have noticed with pleas-^I ure there is an under current ot liberal^] sentiment even in its fiercest articles,^and a freedom from personal malice^j toward the leaders of the church, while^I in no instance has there been assaults^upon the masses. Mr. Beadle, the ed-^j itor, is a gentleman of more than ordi*^^ nary ability. The paper is a specimen^ot typographical neatness, and one of^the most welcome of our exchanges as a^fresh, spicy, newsy newspaper. The^j terms nre $o yearly: J^;J for six months.^' We recommend the investment of green^i back in the ll^\^ort^ r by thobe interested^' or acquainted in Ctah.
Thehouse in which Dr. Whartou^lived while in Georgetown in haunted.^It is a small frame cottage situated in^| the lower town, immediately under the^' dark shrdow of the mountain, close to^j where Miss Lander met such a sad, cru^^el death. There is a horrible feeling of^dread steals over the !onely traveler who^chances to pass this spot after night fall.^| The children of the village speak, in^I whispers, and matrons find in the very^name of the spot a talisman which never^fails to awe obstreperous youngsters^I into obedience. Immediately hy the^cottage aforesaid, a stunted, crooked^pine tree stands, which has a hang-^dog,^shabby air about it, which would be^noticed even by a stranger. It has a^miserly, contracted appearance^too^stingy to grow, and too mean to decent^^ly die. It is the tree upon which Bain-^bridge was hanged. Under that crooked^pine he uttered his last prayer, ana^there he warned his executioners to re^^member that night, for he would haunt^them until he died. About two months^ago the people who were then occupy^^ing the house were startled by myste^^rious noises in the night which fright*^ened them away. They movod out.^Three sturdy miners, hearing of the^trouble, resolved to stay in the house^all night. They prepared themselves^with pistols and daik lanterns. One^night satisfied them. The doors were^opened by unseen hands: footsteps were^heard on the floor, on the steps leading^to the chamber, even in the very room^where the men. with wide eyed terror,^sat and trembled, but could see nothing.^Since that time no man, no human be^^ing, has been foand so brave as to en^^ter the house after dark.^Coi^r^ido Uer^aid.
Gen.Basil Duke has a new son.
Missolonghi,Greece, proposes ^^ute to Byron.
Michiganhas refused to pass an ei^, ,^hour law.
Longitude,like a clothes line, stretches^from pole to pole.
Baltimoreis thinking of erecting .^$100,000 theater.
M'Mahon,the Duke of Magenta, is^the only Marshal of France who has a^eon.
SolonRobinson asserts that the apple^trees in the country are slowly dying^ont, and that nothing can sav^ thsrai
Singedbutter is the last^house dish.
ATexas darkey has gone into bank*^ruptcy.
Massachusettshas 2,-^00 Second Ad^^vent ists.
TheHon M. T. Jugg. has arrived v^New York from Albany.^Ckicag
Easyway to get a hack^try to shave^with a hatchet.
Gov.Fenton is the first Senator elects^ed from west of Auburn.
JeffDavis and his wife are both quite^ill in Paris.
Gen.Sherman has had the erysipe^^las, but is recovering.
Thatreport is about the Princes*^ClothilJe, this time.
TheW\U. T. Co., has o}^end a free^school in New York to learn woman teN^graphy.
Awriter in the Ontario Times propos^es to stock t 'anandaigua Lake with tbrer^million of young fish.
Theretiring Gov. Crapo, of Michigan^pardoned only eighteen criminals during^his four years term.
SeveralState Legislatures have '^illi^pending for the suppression of prtas^^lighting Down with all rings.
WaltWhitman is writiog a poem io;^the lir^ ^i^liray Mnguziht. entitled ^iMii-^opia Saluting the Colors.
HonWm. R. Wallace declines to be^the Democratic candidate for Governoi^of Pennsylvania-^Henry lteed, late of the Cincinnat.^h'nn'tir^ r, has joined the staff of the B|^Louis lit puhliran.
Thedifference between perseverance^and obstinacy: One is a strong wiil^^the other a strong won't.
Some500 New York clerks have^formed a co-operative insurance coo^pany.
Itis stated that Secretary Seward^will shortly make ^he journey ^across^the Continent,^ and go down among the^South American States.
TheBabylonians used to sleep on^skin filled with water. in these lat^^ter times some men sleep on skin filled^with corn whisky.
Mynotion of a wife at forty, sai.^Jerrold, ^is that a man should be able^to change her. like a bank note, to:^two twenties.
Nell Bryant, the Ethiopean dsjtsBs^^ator, has returned to the ^burnt cork^business in New York, after an ab^^sence from the stage of three years.
TheBooth family had a meeting,^lately, in New Haven, Conn., to deliber^^ate about $.^^7.000,000 said to have bees^left them in England.
Quincy,111., is as well as could h-^expected in view of the fact that sii^male children, born in difierent fatniliet^last month, averaged M| pounds in^weiirbt.
TheNew York Tri^n^nc cleared fM^000 last year, the most profitable yet: j^of its existence. The previous year i. j^cleared $12o,000.
Itis rumored tliat Senator Nye, o^Nevada, will succeed Mr. Morris as thr^American Minister at Constantinople j^in March next.
AnnaSwan, the Nova Scotia maioe:^of twenty-one, who stands about nin-1^feet high, has gone to London, Englanc^to astonish the citizens by holding I^few Uttc^ in that city.
Apatron of the Portsmouth (N. B^Jour mil has appeared in that otfict^every Friday afternoon for the pa^^thirty-eight years, with his pennies *^pay for that paper.
Thesale of Protestant books in Spsii^has greatly alarmed the Catholic cler^^gy, who have formed an association v^resist the innovation and reinsts/^Catholicism to its former exclusive bi^sis.
Thename of Miss Anna Surratt ap^^pears on the list of applicants^passed examination for teachership* *^the public schools ot Baltimore.
ASt. Louis paper says of a late gn^^powder explosion in that city, iWj^was ^sudden.^ Gunpowder e\pl^^ioE'^generally are. Powder, if at all,^much more rapidly than ordinary aft^cles ot fuel.
Alady in Oregon in writing to a^says that cattle in that region hrejj^such a great age., their owners ba^j^fasten long poles to the end ^^f ^^horns for the wrinkles to run oat o*
Preparationsare being made in m i^York tor an excursion, on the comp^^tion of the Pacific railway. A^the guests is being prepared. an(*^^party is expected to start about jb^j^first.
Theyare expecting an early^and heavy floods in California,^first^the swallows have begun to ^ri^pear in great numbers; cause^the beavers have built higher hou-^than usual.
Therequisite houses for the Ijjj^of the cable from Franc- to**E2^are being erected in Brest. The o^Eastern is to reach that city not Pjj^| than June Ji5th, and, within ^ * .^thereafter, she is to steam west* j^paying out the cable as she go*^- ^^At one of Dickens' readings ^n J^(James Hall, London, the noise ^^ I^by the late comers was so PK* pi^he stopped and loaned silent o^jdeek for ten minutes, the r^A^] meantime reviling each new ^^with shouts ot ''Snob,'' ^t ad. ..^don't you put up the shutters **i
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