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THE MONTANA POST.
.~ elw paper, Devoted to the M.ineral, Agricultural and Cormmercial Interests of" Montana ITer-it ory.
. \. N.S. HELENA. MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1869. WHOLE NO.237
TH E CAMPAIGu meI 990 I . -- - - - . ..
The iontana Poest
SII. ILI . - EDITOR
c ; }, . ..I. PINN NEY.,
Asocia:e Editor and Manager
gaPi Bl.lcAN TERRITORIAL
4( ON1 ENI ION.
I n u~~ ,-mn Territorial Convention of
. . '.or, deignated t.+ be held in
it. . u-, at Helena, convening on
1 "t, 1S69, at 12 m., for the
n.! r,.naing a Delegate to Con
- t" tran-action of such other buir.
• e , , before It.
l , tionment of Delegate. for the
, o.- sill be as follows, the ratio
r t-;, -.. 0-legates for each member of
. t-f hi preeentative', Territorial As
r i. i ' unt, ............ Delegates.
Ltw:A CA.k ". ..........b
'"M ..........12 "
, . ... 6
H;.< .. 3
a utv t.mmlttee will call primary meet
.In. 61 at" uitv. Conventions for the nomin-a
:; :(',.ut v ffifcera aind the elecUton of
t,, , laelýet. The ( entral Commit
.:. ,-..- r,,lil" t atterntion, an equitable ap
t . the e veral precinct', a full at
t 1. publicans at all the eubordi
a1 .- the selection of earne~t
S , - el_-,ates tJ the Territorial Con
r acting Chairmnen of the reve
n'I :ltiee will plea-e communii
aith the "tlepuhlicarn Excu
St lit i iina," ' ettitn the action
t , " rr·,,rae In:ay he a thorough orglinii
. ~. I ; e.ofr-ll- Icampn ign.
ri -., r aiid Acting Chailrmar
li.p I rritoria l Committee.
i a : 1. . 1.,lay 10, l t ,J .
t, bI l %'ID CL.%RK 4COUNTY
ItII IP I HI('A' (;i.NTRAL
St *oI.Y If'T T I .
1 n. milJlir_ ttf the L-wis ta.il Clark Coun
', " l t'llil llte are rcqu,'-tedl to mfee
ex; - l. " of the urini*r-ined, in the
"1i 1, 1 by the U. . Mli', hl, ait
t t 11 < .lw:ayv. ,n S:aturi.ay ni'xt, the
;-t .it tl.ree o'clo.ck. ip in., for the
i . 'lb t Ipnl i.,tain t bu-ilev..
J. J. ', ILLIAMS.
r.r in lRepublic.in County C.:uinittee.
I.th latest advicf s from AlasIka do not
corrobolrate the reported dugracetul con
St f our Army tficere there.
F'i.Tr I)kKoTA is ordered abandoned.
1i.t .tores and material are being ship
,1i to Forts up the river.
Sr..'r proloses to peaceably rega'n
Giltralter. if possible, after the nation is
f nar.cially reorganized and strongly con
THiE C'alinet on Tuesday decided to,
,ulmnit the test oath, and the franchise
tment clause of the Virginia Constitu
,lEi1'II SMITlH. the Anti-Young head
o. the Mormon Church, recognized by
tLat non polygamous branch known as
'Jo ,lephites" died a, Piano. Illinois. on
tle 23th of March. The statement is
nflle in the Chicago Journal et April
...IRETAIRY Fish stated a few days
n-nce that the Spanish governmentL had
made no otficial representations of filli
lunter.s etc. The Spanish Minister
t, ms to have acted on the hint. The
.t legramns are nearly monopolized with
Lis rerresentations, and Cuban affairs
THE letter from Mr. Theodore Shed,
at White Pine. to his father, Col. E. K.
Si,.ud, will be found highly interesting,
and is well written. It is doubtless an
:n-ide view," of White Pine as it is.
an.d corroborates otlier and reliable in
' rmation. The 'White Pine fever is
'The Illinois Legislature passed a law
take effect Aprii 1. 1869, requiring all
Srrns who own or run tbreshing ma
r: nta. or machiun a propelled by horse
.-,- r and connected by shafting or
S'.!l. l: ng rods, to box each section of
:i,: ~lamle securely. save the one next
•!l,- 1.,lre mpower. All the joints. knouck
.,s P ; ick. must also be hoxed. The
, , ,o prevent accidents that crip
;• ,,r kill ts, many persons every year
. tbe asricultural regionts.
TY terdav. May 10th. at high noon.
tt.e last rail was laid and spiked. con
rtctinog the Union and Central k'a.*fic
rri'rmads. It was the completing of an
uterprlee fraught with more interest
ti,an the tunnelling of Mount Cenis or
r,,nnectiog the Red and Mediteravean
Ea. IvY tire Suez Canal. Exchanges
andl te.grar.s inform us that on the
Pic.fitic td Atlantic coasts it was to be,
c.iti,rate,1 witbh becoming ceremonits
ard ,|.ular dr monstrations, while trom
din In the deserts of Utah. we have
rn,,T1rs of go,ld plikes, and silver epikes
CG m. e-I(1 ...r,. ruby lips. alabaster necks.
P; hkltng ~ ing ges,. wit, sentiment and
Wl,at nt,,. 1hat graced the occasion and
tut-ird the rail.
,uccr.s to the great enterprise s.d a
Vunteer toast from Montana.
N18. the tits be-tween Est and West
"l-' r be h-lseeued. th.- Uuion be Pactfec.
tLh t'eniral approah tbh E st, and htsl
muderu C'olo.uus oa Roads be be b the
pioneer of a no(r)thur.
THE CAMIPAIGN Ow 969.
By the call published in another col
umno. the Political Campaign of 1869, in
in Montana, is olpne~ Let there be a
prompt response by all county commit
tees, and a full representation in the
Territorial Convention. TIe democra
cy has the prestige of success, in past
campaigns, and in their over canfidence
have intimated they had the bit in their
teeth and would travel their own gait
over the course The wish was father
to the thought, but they can bury the
dead they have brought forth. There
will be organization, activity and vig
ilance in the Republican ranks The
strength of the respective parties in
this Territory has changed in two
years. Those who have noticed the out
going and incoming population of the
last two years, and especially of the last
six months, know that two Republicans
to one Democrat, have come to Monta
na and two Democrats to one Republi
can have left. Tue Republican party
never lacked energy and valor when
the foe was strong and defiant, and they
will not now when we have gained
strength in numbers here. and en
couragement by the eucceas of Re
publicanism over all the land. while
Democracy is weakened and shriveled
into demoralization in these mountains,
and is accounted a thing of thile past
elsewhere. We need but a united on
set and a determination to succeed, to
Ionquer it here in the "last ditch." Fall
into your old places in the ranks, Re
publicans; noulinate your worthier.t and
str,ongest men tlor Derlegates and ,tficers,
and ',,u can win victory at the polls
in August. That tlhere may b an united
and pro,,mpt organization and no faiiure
in any of the relmote count ice tlhroeugh
the disoreanizati in of Clounty C'omlWit
tee-- in thle interifti bet w"en catllnlaiglte,
the ('iiairtnan has requested tlhat he
should he at once cultituunicated witll
Iby u1m,-tIiere of those (.nmmtoittees. or
leading Republicans. it in C('oIluittee
existls that the calls imay be publi.hiied
or tellpwrary C',lltalitteer be apl)pinted
by the Central Cotlniltie-. l'lhe .Ieces
i cvy of this will he rec,gniz-il. and it
should receive attention an all the coun
tits. TLhe war horse-s and Ibrenuclms of
thlie oplloition have Leen long on the
track. 'They are leg weary already.
There is plenty of time yet to work;
none to waste. Organize.
THrE ELEVAl' ED R]AILFWAY.
The " Broadway Surface Bill" hay
ing been killed by Gov. Iloffman. it is
probable that the " -levate-d railway"
will yet be adopted as a means of tran
sit. Europe has its suLterranean rail
ways and Pneumatic tubes, but this.
second story railroading is a plan
wholly American. The project was be
gan last summer and a halt mile com
,lete don ii eenwich street. but through
some oppl)oition was not run after the
experimental test. whi-h was a success.
The defeat of the Surtace Bill has given
a new itupetus to the work, and it is
ibelieved the entire line Irom the Bat'
tery to Thirtieth street, along Greten
wich street and Ninth Avenue, will be
completed by August 1st. Toe track is
laid at the height of the second story
floors. being supported by iron columns
resting on stope foundation.s. The m1o
tive .ower is from stationery engines in
vaults, placed at long distances apart.
beneath the pavements. These engines
w-rk an endless chain arrangement ex
tending along the track, and connected.
with the cars by g..arings. A trial car
is now run on Saturdays to satisly the
curious and accustom the residents to
the innovation. It is said to meet the
most sanguine expectations, and satisfy
the residents along the route. If the
cars do not get into an ntly habit of
tutiblng off in the gutter and making
business for surgeons and undertakers,
there seems naD reason why this plan
should not be adopted on all crowded
city thoroughtares. It will possess thej
advantages of being out of the mud and
out ot the way of detentions from ve- I
hicles and processions. It may insti
tute second story shops and second sto
ry promenades, and work a little revo
lution in the customs of the day, or
alas! it may share the fate of :he much
hoped of. little used. and now demol
ished " Broadway Bridge."
OFF TUH TRACK.
It Cuba comes int' the Union she will
have to pay a duty of twenty-five cents
a pound on such copper as the sugar
and coffee planters may want to use in
order that the coplwr stocks of Lake
Sulwrior may stand well on Wall street.
And it ('Canada om in she will have to
pay such a duty on her cottons and
clothing as will double the present c.nt
to her citizens. In order that the mann
tacturers of New Eagland way send
their wives and daughters to Paris, or
to whatevet particular resort they .may
choo-e to spend their money in.-Ga
We would not for a moment tbhink of
controverting the Us.ete. but merely
to request it to reconcile the above so
preme noneoese. with the following,
from "the supreme law of the laud."
1o preference shall be given by any
regutlatic. of cmlretrce or revenue, to
the ports of on" State over shose of ano
ther; nor shall vessels bound to, or trom
one state, be ,ebliged to enter. elear or
pay duties ln anotber.-Co>slitU.St of
For the convenience and iafermatio
of our cotemporary we will tate that
that the Constitulion above referred to
is regarded as a standard work. in this
country, and can be obtained at may
well lreg4ased oeomemtreted eUok ltaas
Kanse owes. a iUnWi dsullauis
THEl ROAD THAT II UVILT.
Now that the east and west has been
placed in communicati,,n by rail, by the
completion of the U. P. and C. P. Rail.
roads, a brief account of the inception
and construction of the herculean won
der is appropos. The general facts and
figures here given, we take from a very
eompltte article on "The Iron Road" in
tihe May Overland. As early as 1836,
tha pr- ject of a railroad across the Con"
tinent was suggested by Carver, Clarke,
Brntoo, Wilkes, Whitney, and John
Plumb, an engineer of Dubuque, Iowa.,
the latter making it a speciality, and la
boring earnestly though ineffectually to
bring it to the favorable consideration
of Congress, until his death atter the
California gold discovery. In 1846-7,
Asa Whitney suggested a land subsidy,
and in 1853 and 1854 aporopriations of
$340.000 were made for explorations
and surveys and nine expeditions organ
ized under Stevens, McClellan. Sexton,
Juonison, Beckwith, Whipple, Wil
liamson, Parke and Pope, who surveyed
ten routes, including, and we believe
recommending most hLglt'y, the North
ern Pacific route.
ern Pacific .)ute.
In 1862 Congress paseed thi first Pa.
cific Railroad bill, which was approved
July lst. making appropriations it land
anrd money subsidies. The Califofhli
Cnmlpany ortranlzed in 18ý1, under the
namt a t tlo e (Central Pac.ic acnd made
preliminary surveys in tihe sanme year.
In tie, autumn of 1862. the working
surreyVs were mtade fitly Iniles. extending
'ant ot Sacramento, and in January 1863
-rading was igun. The. e,,t1.any
worked against very discouraging cir
culntances. anid it was not until mid
unlllllller i 1867. That the rails were laid
toI tihe sunlit of tne Si.rras, 7,042 feet
lhl.ove tIhe iea, and 10(. miles east of
Sacrainento, having tunneled in fi'teen
places, aggrega' ing 6 262 feet. and crawl
eil up ih"- Sierras nearly 100 fe-et grade to
tihe mile. ThIe first pa-s-engr.r train
reachned the soruinnit Nov 30. 1867. The
connlpany etmployed fromu 10000 to 12.'
000 wmen and 1.8110 t-ams in grading and
cntstructifon, and hasI in one instance
lanid seven miles of t rack in a single day.
Allhnugh tihe U. P. was chartered to
build to the ('alitrnia line, thet act was
amended to permit thie Central to con
tinue east lntil the, Uaion was miet, and
by extraordinary energy Lth Central has
bwen pushed forward to Promontory
Point. 809 miles east of San Francisco.
In the summer of 1865, eighteen
months after the commnencenlent of the
('entral work was wbecun by tile U. P. at
Omtaha. and up to June lst, 1866, had
only extended to Columbus. 91 miles.
By November it had reached the North
Platte, 308 mniles. It reached Cheyenne
at tihe base of the Inountains,. in tih fall
of 1867-510 miles from Ouaha-and in
April 1868 reached Evans' Pass (Sher.
man.) 548 miles from Otimaha, at an
altitude ol 8.242 feet, the lhigbt point
between the two oceans. By the- 1st of
January. 1869. it was in Echo Canyon.
nearly 1.000 miles west of Omaha, and
on thle 10thi of May united with the Ven
tral at Promontory Point. The distance
between Chicago and Omaha is 497
uiles. Omaha and Sacramento 1,727;
Sacramoenmo add San Francisco 124 miles
SacramenDto add San FranCisCo 1,4 nllnes
-total 2 8348 mile. The road between
San Francisco and Sacramento will be
coupleted In July 18609. The govern
luent land grants to the roads was 12.
800 per mile-nearly 16,000.000 acres in
all. At the government estimate of
value-$2 50 per acre-this would be
$32.000 per wily. aggregating about
$40 ('.).000. The bond subsidy
aggregates $52 976.000-a government
subsidy of $92,976,000 from Omaha to
Sacramento, and $3,376 000 wore from
Sacrame.nto to San Francisco-a total
of $96.352.000. From 20 000. to 25,000
men, and from 5.000 to 6.000 teams have
been engaged for the last year. nearly
all of whom found their occupation sud
den:y gone on last Monday. when the
golden spike was driven. Soon this ar
my of laborers will have gone; the de
bris will be gathered up; the "inner
rings" will have pocketed thirty or forty
millions profits, on each road. (when
thl y fulfill the contracts); the towns
will settle down to legitimate existence.
pursuits, prosperity or decline; trade
will begin to flow through the new
channel. and the beneficent influences
of the great enterprise he radiated from
Occident to Orient; mind in the mastery
of matter reap the sweet fruits of the
brilliant victory, and all the world learn
the great lesson of the Nineteenth Cen%
tory, that nothing is Impossible to the
irrepressible Yankee with steam. green
backs. grit and lightning subject to his
Desnrueave Fire Ia Meuwsama.
C, cAeo, April 2S.
A Heles, Mosmaus, special ay0: This
morning CheyJase, in .Montan, mwa nearly
destroyed by Ir. Ninety-etabt bosinem
boer sad about forty awelling bhoase we
burarned. Lo,0, $6*,000.
Webad the above in the Virginia, Nev..
Ba erpria of April 80th. The Asoeod.
ated Press agents eamot belong to the
Society for the Diffusion of Useful
Knowledge. By the time thatb iem
gets around a little further, it will be n
C maslzetIwe Fair *o Meodaiy.
CoucRAeUA, Apnrl 8.
A Healthy Mountain special says. tbIs
afternoon. Belve lamoes and a Sioux
chief were married in the old Sephire
Cathedral i tirissly (OIhb. New Sou.h
Wales. Atbout ~8000 Lboeas were li
luutiaafed. aed $) @000 00 premeted to
the bride. Her ljus I nor gala.
Oen. Patreh H. Jeuee, who emmesded
"Miles O'Refly" as Reoiter In lew
York Cty. has been appdoated P-.a
Master od that ey. Eally ma hs
'ONCE .IIOR TB O PTS SCl ATC'M.'
Aye, Gazette! Doughty champion of
the unterrified. When "'Time" is called
you will fled your foe on the scratch,
or in your corner. You shied your cap
into the ring long since, in your over
weening anxiety to finger the stakes,
hut bluff is not victory, or cheek an
equivalent for muscle. Your heart had
beat high as the hour approached and
our corner was vacant. had it? Did
you chuckle with delight when you felt
the fevered blood in your veins throb
bing painfully up to your temples and
believed no dexter hand would be there
to sprinkle it on the turf that is soon
to cover you? Had you cause for such
hope from retrospection? We trow not.
It would be well for you, if, when intes
tine disorders are troubling you, when
the light brigade has deserted, when re
cruits come not and Donegal is averse
to Pike, as oil is to water, there was no
enemy in the field and no tri-color to
the stake. We will accommodate you
in another way. you country husky,
with butternut skiL, bilge water blood,
and Lynn brogans.
and Lynn brogans.
And in the name of all that is hellig
erent, what are you going to make this
fight on? What is your party? Its
Slavery head is lopped off; its Repudia
tion tail cut shorter than fly length; its
Secession entrails drawn out; its scaly
hide tanned and used by Seymour to
wrap up speeches on "cheese;" its John
sonian body dissolved in contraband
Bourbon, and its Conservative nones
stuck on a bar with the rest of the Au
cient Mariner's dunnage.
You believe in the popular will:
That popular will has declared the so
called, Democratic party, worships false
gods, is full o! wounds and sores, and
an intolerable nuisance on the earth.
Do you sufpose you can longer stuff
your columns with putrid hash and com.
mend it to the griddles of Montana
Democracy as savory sausage? Or do
yeou think the practical men of your
party, with intelligence superior to
smoking corn cob pipes, can longer be
led up by their noses to the polls, to
eltct officers who can do nothing for
thetm in Congress but defeat appropri
ation, and will do nothing for them in
Montana but impo,se taxes? It so, you
insult 'heir intelligence, by the thonght.
We tell you the days of your hum
buggery is ended, and in August. we will
send up the victor shout, "Babylon is
fallen." You don't believe it, perhaps
-"think there will be only a ligbht
shower, after all." Well!-he was
Whitge Men Klled on she Big Uorn.
We find the following in a letter to
the LDakoian, dated Fort Sully, April
19. It it is true it will be confirmed by
the Crows, now assembled on the Yel
lowstone. We doubt, however, the
story of five white men on the Big Horn.
It is improbable :
"An Indian came into the Cheyenne
Reservation six days ago, from what is
known as the big, hostile camp, on Yel:
lowstone. He says a war party of a
hundred Sioux had just returned from
a foray on the Crows. The latter stole
the horses of the war party, and coming,
beck they came across five white men
on the Big Horn river. They drove off
the horses of the whites, but in doing
so the white men fired on them and
killed two Indians. The whole party
of Sioux then set on the whites and
killed them all. There seems no doubt
of the truth of this story as the rela
tives of the Indians killed live at the
Cheyenne. and have kept up a terrible
howling since. The white men we sup
pose were exploring for gold.
Tarx difficulty in which Mr. J. Russell
Young of the New York Tribune is in
volved originated in his attempting to
build up and run the Philadelphia Eve
aing Post. The charges are that he
subordinated the news and interests of
the Tribune to that paper while mana
ging editor of the former He bled Cam
eron, Chase, Grow and others freely,
and tried to harpoon Curtin. but was
unsuccessful. His letters to his chums
are published in the Ban and other pa
pers. and we think like (reely, did when
they were placed before him, that "it
is mighty interesting reading." The
propriety of publishing nonfidential let
tsrs and telegrams spay be questioned.
Young evidently thought so, having
tapped Deana with a $10,000 libel suit.
The sesntmeot of the press as decidedly
averse to Young.
A considerable ado having been made
about the "tick" of the clock passing
over several thousand miles on the tele%
graphic circuit, in the recent Coast Lur%
v.y experiment, and observations, the
New York Hereld put in this:
"That's nothityr wonderful The su
pereargo of a Boatoo ship once went
round the world on tick and brought up
at Long Whart with a cargo of cassia,
Manilla hemp and West India molasses."
The telgraph "tick" of last Monday
disconnted that again. It furnished,
wish dispatbh, oil (all) of spike for a
geas essa.,. sad pat it on 'taula, free
of duty. The big (Prememesry) Poant
as " n lots to salt par "assr."
IIOM WHITE PINE.
A LtO)K AROLND TilE DISTRICT.
DEAR FATHEKI: Since writing last I
have visited the two towns. Tl'reasure
and Shermantown. The former is situ
ated about three miles distant on a
lofty peak, right among the wines and
the celebratea Chloride Flat. The loca
tions on the hill are similar to many
in California in former days. when
twenty or forty feet square was
allotted to a man. Here you see many
shafts sunk within ten and fifteen feet
of each other and each claiming a sepe
rate lead. There is not in the country.
a defined lead. They are all mere
mineral deposits and are just as liable
to be found by sinking in one place as
another, and are in all shapes and po
sitions, are not extensive, and. in my
opinion, not one out of twenty will pay
to work On this subject I have spoken
to old residents, who concur in the
opinion, but are playing to sell out while
the thing is at the highest pitch ot ex
citement. I took the celebrated Eb~r
hardt lead in my tour. It's all true about
the fabulous richnbs. but these rich
deposits are rarely found, and the rock
is piled up in the building and sbo*n
to visitors, who make up their mind
that it is all alike.
1 SED VS LANORISIIHE ON EBERBARDT.
I met Mr. Langrishe. who intends
opening here in a few weeks, or perhaps
months. I was talking to some old
residents on the streets, when he came
along, and in the course of conversation,
mentioned that he had got a permit
and visited the Eberhardt mine, (which
by the way, is closed to visitors) lie
said that the accounts of it could not be
exaggerated. In going into the tunnel
he stuck his knife in several places in
pure silver. This is probably so; bit the
question arises, why do they not iem
ploy more than eight men', They have
stopped running the tunnel at one of
these rich deposits and are probably
afraid to go tarther, for fear that it may
ALI. ON THE SELL.
They are all on the sell. You can't
go two steps without having your at
tention called to a large notice in which
you see some extra inducement offered
by some wood, timber or stock ranch,
or some elegant lead, or some mill site,
or town lot or something else. all for
sale. WVhat a terrible shame, to sacri
fice such valuable property.
Clothing sells cheap at auction- -pants,
$2,50; good new revolvers at $5. Horses
high-saddle animals bring from $60 to
$100, coin. Wages for miners, $4 to, $~
per day; water, 10 cts. per gallon; wood.
in Hamilton, $8 per load and dull sale;
do. in Treasure, $12 and dull; lumber,
in Hamilton, $350 per IM; in Treasure.
$400. The latter place is largest and
has the best buildings, but the life and
activity is here. There are two mills
going up, not yet completed. but the
town derives it main support from
freighting, it being the terminus of all
The town of shermantown is situated
about four miles from here, and two
from Treasure city, and is by far the
pleasantest place to live in, but very dull
now, notwithstanding they have the
only two mills running in the country.
one an eight and the other a ten stamp.
kept busy all the time crushing ore from
the Eberhardt. There are expected to
be fourteen mills running here this sum
mer. How long they will run, time will
"TtIBO." TALKS BUSINESS.
It is a difficult matter to decide what
to do here. If you are a miner, by hard
work you may find employment. There
are more idle men here by thousands
than there are employed. If a wood.
chooper perhaps you can get work, but
pay is doubtful, as the employers are
poor men, who got in early, located wood
ranches, and can't at present find sale
for their wood. There are a few saw
mills in operation but they employ but
few hands, at $100 per month and board;
and last, but not least, if you have an
eye to business, saunter up Main street,
see a well situated and vacant lot, ascer
tain name of owner, visit him and in
quire price; answer: "I'll take $10,000
for that lot"-that let's you out. How
ever, don't get discouraged; find a good
building (there are few here il the coun
try to compare with the "Kiyus.") ask
the rent; $400 or $500 per month in ad
vance-let out again. Now what on
earth is the use of trying to do anything
here at present, These fellows are
crazy. Some of them can see distant
fortunes slowly advancing toward tham.
but I conversed with others who are
in some business, and I have met a few
candid men who say "take care. This
thing is not satisfactory yet." The fu
ture has got to determine it. We can
not any of us determine it yet. Cer
tainly, if fifteen mills can find employ
ment here steady, it is bound to beaood.
but it not, this may prove a Reese River
No. 2. I shall wals a while to see it out.
In the meantime, my advice is to new
comers, to stay away. A year hence
will witness whether the thing is good
or ot. Itf good, property can be bought
cheaper than to-day, and it not, give
yourself credit for a proposed invest
COST or MINING
The charges here are very high for
crushing. over $50 per ton. and a per
.oetage. how much 1 know not. Harry
Williams got employment in a quarts
lode today at $5. from Col. Hsed, who
used to be in Diamond.
The rate charged for hau;ing ore I.
from $8 to $9 per ton. The Eberhardt
are packing theirs on mules backs a
distance of two miles.
MOrTAIA ROLL CALL.
Many Moatasasns are bere: Wee. and
Jot. Travisa Joab Fe6tsberru,. Clay
Thompms. Col. Head, santlagsba, Jam.
t'has. Manly. J,-fI and Al. Ilankins,
Nat. 'l'hut~ul, n. (ei,. Amuado,n. Ben
Stmith. Ji mu Painter, ('att,. t'',S Lew
.emuiesh. Blumenthal. lhenry Williams.
.Alex. L~,thian and many others.
DTI( K Tor MONTANA.
All tho old Montanians now admit
that Montana is not so bad after all.
You will see sotlue of them back ere
long. Many of them have been here
from two to four months without em,
ployment. Stick to old Helena for the
present. Now, the climate and every%
tiing else is against W hite Pine. A more
unhealthy climuste is hard to find.
Nearly a:l are sur-ring from colds,
phneumonia, etc. A pest house is also
erected here. of which I have an "cle
gant" view trom the door of our tent. It
iu now blowing a delightful and steady
gale-immense clouds of da.t sweep in
every moment, and cold enough for an
Col. Young and Frank Drake have
not arrived yet. They will probably be
here in a few days.
I begin to think that Helena is a good
place to invest in, but I shall remain
here a while longer.
E. K. SImED. Esq.
Hamilton, White l'ine, May 2, 1169.
TnE New York Pont' of April 25th
has a special stating that it was re,
ported on good authority that Secretary
Fish w. uld soon resign. The New York
Tirtbuue of the 2G6h stays such reports
had been current for some days. and
suggested that, it erroneous, they should
be authoritatively corrected as th.y
tend to weaken the Administration. One
of the reasons reported for his resigna%
tion was, that "most of theI toreign ap
pointments were now Iade." The 'Pot
alwastated that torty-eight of the best
Missions and Consulates were put on
the appolintive slatte by ir. \ ashlIuirn
while he briefly held the pencil of
State. 'Thereution the Tribune con
demns M r. W. for his alleged action, but
it is very apparent, in connection with
the reason assigned t.,r Secretary Fish's
r-tiral. that the lash was intended for
other shoulders. It does seem that the
mechanic who does the work should
wtake choice of the tools.
Oliver Dyer, who trade John Allen
famous, or rather, notorious, as "the
wickedest man in New York." and who is
writing to better purpose now, does not
appear to have the most exalted ideas
of the social, moral, and religious con
dition of American society. He says in
Packard's ~ onthly for May, that selfish
laziness is the prevailing sin of society
-that in fact, the land is tull of "loaf.
ers," and that too with the most despie
able of all, the "genteel loafers." He
"Not that the kitchen folk are blame
less: they are bad enough ; but the par.
lor folk are too bad. And the plain
truth of the matter is. that the general
domestic muddle is mainly owing io the
fact that the land is filled with loaters
of both sexes and all conditions. The
maid-servants loaf in the kitchens, and
the mistresses loaf in the parlors; the
men'servants loat in the stables, and
the masters loaf in the ha&unts of selfish
A vulgar loafer is bad enough, in all
conscience; but the genteel loater, with
cigar in mouth and cane in hand, is a
tar more dispicablo being: and when
we descend still lower, even until we
finally reach the fashionable female
loafer in the parlor, we have a creature
that smells offensively to heaven."
And here is a pleasant ptcture of what
shall befall these loafers who don't pay
their way through the world by produc
ing as much as they consume:
lug as much as they consume :
"The water of his hope shall be turned
to the blood of disappointment; the
Ircgs of discontent shall croak in all his
chambers; the lice of secret evils shall
infest his whole being; the' flies ot cen
soriousnese shall sting him; the mur
rain of indulgence shall consume him;
the boils of shameless wickedness shall
c.ver him; the hail of perverted bless
ings shall smite him: the locusts of ma
levolence shall devour him; the thick
darkness of prostituted1 faculties shall
envelop him; and over all shall be heard
his wail for the death of his first born
of that in which he had most trusted
for happiness, on which he had most
cherisbingly set his heart of hearts."
In all of which, though highly col
ored, can be followed the deep graven
lines of truth-truth that is becoming
plainer every day, as American fashion
able s'ciety drifts toward the vortex of
lazy luxury and extravagance, where
have been destroyed empires and
peoples and left but a wreck along the
shores of centuries And here Oliver
toggles the argument with a pretty tru
"It is the embrowned hand of liberal
industry, and not the lily hand of sel
fish idleness, which in the end grasps
Thaunk fortune, the "embrowned
Laud" proudly surmounts the belmetof
the West, and the calamities, which this
Oilver dire predicts, have nut a cause
where honest toil is honored, and
healthy muscle is a standard of value.
Duties falfiled are always pleasures
to the memory.