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THE MONTAN A _OST.
. Nve w.pape r, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultural and Commercial Interests o"f 3Iontann Territory.
V(IL. V. No. 10. HELENA, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1869. WHOL NO 239
A " n . . . . . II I
The Vlontana Post
.TA.. I. .IIL.,I-, - 1DI'1'O)l
AssoCiate Editor and Manager
A1.ir'P an : R a ernmm lnic atint. .
" MONTANA POST PUB. CO."'
4 A U. . e' nEDITOnce fr ONTh;A Paion.
EDITOR MONTANA POST."
TIlE f;OLD ADVANCE.
'\N,. i.., wa.'.t I with some interest
, ;:ns::n by the Eastern press of
•,. rn a:ivanrc in gold from 131 to
_~- . ,ih by the way has declined
,., 'l'h - Chicago Tri'",une at
r: 'ncipally to the policy in
.:. b : SVeretarv Boutwell of
'. ' tv-l!v londs with the sur
r:.., asurv and leaving the
::.: . ke care of themselves,
, a ::. r .loenon that has not
. rr,.i in our financial history-
n "r.tin` and greenbacks tall
1 r...I t, thereupon pronounc.es
a l:indrer. 'Thle price of
:,:,a.1 has improvedi under
. arr: h;it .'ratin,. notwithstanding
oll a a:.,' I , t:he rates of interest by
:. ant It E:;uand. At Frankfort,
,b.r!:,rn? . ,on April :5th, bonds were
, i :: lwhil greenbacks in New
Sr, w" .rri O; n May 20th, bonds in
Frr:tnk' - v-re lquotedl at about the
s:n... ;. while greenbacks in New
Y' rk !ai irrv;->ned to O. The securi.
;.. .: "!, country were unchanged
,i . o I': circulating medium. green.
k, k. -rsatily depreciated, causing an
,: a:r n: riie in gold. which rise was
Sr,,ativ,.ly to greenbacks, and not
:,is wli'h have heretofore fluctiIu
. ! wi:.i ,z!l. In lq68 the balance of
'-,!e ,- it~r Europel which was against
s was hlquidatedl about halt by bonds
anli h:ta! ty g.,ld. This year, from Jan
;:rv: ,. Ma1y. there has Iwen sent abroad
)$;.i qnM.INH in I,onds and only $10,000,
mi, in goid. iold. accumulated in the
;'rt-aourv. and bonds were sought to pay
rtprti duties. If the surplus in the
'r..asturv iadi then been expended in re
i,.:iining equal amounts of bonds and
,erenb)ackr. both they and bonds would
!.ve advanced, and gold have relatively
:".lreciar..d toward both. But instead
b,,*.nd were excltt·ively purchased and
.:reenbarks. s.eemini to have no re
1,,ern-r on Ii tud. dropped off from
thi, s-eventies into the sixties. This
I rou;.t aboltut th- ann' malolus condition
' at.tire. wl~i'lh IpuzzlA-ei the country
ari se.t r eryb,,dy wondering whether
tl,, T'rile.! All!ian-'e for .pain single hands
.,l ,vas tc. don Ie bil i s. The order of
Mlr Iou: we.l "h 1 l in g two millions gold
;er \.e-k it> u ii.t- market for green
i ks. gives a litldrent turn to affairs,
and r. !i \ill probably. within a few
wl.ek-. ':n: a corner below 1:30.
TIlE INDEPENDENT DODGES.
'lIh I ,, p,,,'1, ,, ot. in speaking of the
call for a mass convention, abandons its
f,,rtnwr assertion that it was wholly a
l ,puilican movelzn-nt. as follows:
IV, recognize the names of eight Dent
cra~tte.. tw,-lve no-party men. forty-four
straight out Republicans, and one none
resident. S. S. Hunti-y, ot whose politics
w, know nothing.
In the same issue it publishes the call
;:h ,,'," h, ulre d ahtd fifty-rsr 7rltmeE
iigned thereto, leaving ninety-nine, or
nearly two,.thirds of the entire number,
which it is fair to presume are Demo
crats.Tlh.' Id, pndehnt seeks to deceive
its readers in " recognizing the names of
Pig!t I)eemocrats." h)ow many nwre
than eight do you recogDize? Major
Bruce "' recognizes nearly all of them as
Democrats, " among others, James Stu~
ar:. S. '-retarv of the Democratic Con%
r-ntion a delegate from Blackfoot, etc.
Ne nf, are so blind as those who will
nl,: see." In one column the Independ
,t ceaimends us to " keep our party to
g'ther." and in the next the correspon
t-ent l-Ringgold." under date of May 17,
r'a:-s that a member of the Democratic
c'-nvw-ntion in Missoula on the 8th was
Ieadiing a movement of the Democracy
ter a Democratic People's Convention on
thU 22d. and that they were endeavor
ing to inveigle some of the Republicans
into it.. We sympathise with the Dem
ocracy in its misfortunes, but their or
gans should not construe sympathy into
partnership, when those engaged in the
lusinesM are acting entirely ladependent
of our organization.
It will be seen by the call in another
colun:o, that the Madison county pri
maries are called for June 5th and the
County convention to elect Delegates
to the Territorial Convention, on June
12th. while the county nominations are
deferred until July 3d. Conveanin the
'ountv Delegates twice is rendered
necepsary by the Democracy deferring
their county nominations until June
(iENEItAL Caballero DeRonda is Ga
Zetted as (overnor (G'neral of Cuba in
flace of Dulce. A number of obesar
have been arrested in Spain *ir baeg
e in a conspiracy to restore L'.
bell. Her character would bear a grsa
deol of restoration
H OLD IAST THAT WHICH IN
SGOOD.
\'ihen Sumner delivered his great
speech on the Alabama question, a few
wt'eks since, thl approval of his views
was almost unanimous, without regard
to creed or party. It was not a quick,
imupulsive response induced by passion,
for the causes that induced his views
were old in the memories of the people
But he was the first representative
man who from an .American stand
point, presented the facts, the argu
ment and the conclusion in a system
atlc, comprehensive and unequivocal
manner. We had heard the twiddling of
diplomacy, the specious pretexts of
England and the after dinner Johnson
treaty. with its wanton pruderies and
suspiciously easy surrender to the em
braces of Johnny Bull. Neither had
the ring of American nationality, the
full comprehension of the facts, the
firm dignity of expression, or was a just
presentation of the case of our Govern
ment, which had been grievously
wronged by an adversary that wrested
from us our ocean commerce in the
hour of our danger, which we had hon
estly earned in the equal competition
of nations in days of peace. Sumner
did this. The Country had waited
for the man who would give this
expression, and when he did it
thy commended. That commendation
was American: it was honest. it was
deserved, and it should be stood by in
fexibly to the end, be it what it may.
But England has blustered up; almost
every British paper teenas with male
dictions against Sumner, and even the
Liberal press of England has not the
courage to present in the emergency the
same facts they did when England
turned loose her pirates in '61-2-'3. And
cotemporaneous with this we see some
American papers disposed to reconsider
their former expressions, weaken under
the pressure of the Buncombe war talk
of England, and mildly damn the senti
ments of Sumner which a month ago
they were lauding in their highest
style. We think this just the time
to stand by Sumner. When he
laid down the formula of settlement the
nation said "good." The facts have not
changed. To abandon the position
now would be pnsillanimous, cowardly
and contemptible. There will be no war,
and if there is, England has an hundred
fold more to lose than we, and she will
lose. Canada wouldn't float a British
flag in six months; Ireland would drop
out of the crown jewels, and the Ameri
can vessels now lying .dle at our wharves
while English bottoms carry our com
merce, would he transformed into a
scourge that would hunt the red cross
from the seas, and put uson a fair start
ing basis again.
But England does not mean fight,
however much she may bluster. The
hubbub is not as fierce on Sumner's
speech as it was on the San Juan dif
ficulty just before the war of Rebel
lion. The London Times, figuratively
wiped out the United States every
morning. for months; a squadron of
British vessels lay broadside to the
American settlements on the Island,
and a collision of forces was imminent
for weeks. England declared she would
fight for every inch of the Island, and
the suggestion that the United States
would defend and protect her rights
and citizens in that quarter was greets
ed with a howl of derisive contempt
by the British lion. Yet after Packing.
ham, the British Minister, came over
and had made the treaty granting every
thing the United States had demanded,
he freely stated that he was instructed
by his Government not only to yield
San Juan, but Vancouver Island, the
finest and most valuable British Pos
session on the Pacific slope, rather than
incur the possibility of a war. If any
one believes Sumner's views unjust, an
expression against them is right, bat it
would have been better to rave takes
exceptions at the outset. Weakening
and vascillating now looks too much
like partizan malice, or lear. We are
the plaintifia in the case and it will
not be brought to Issue until our Gov
ernment so determines. Till then and
then, let us be true to ourselves, jeal
ous of the rights, the dignity, glory,
mission and destiny of the Republic,
and not treacherously flee. leaving as a
sacrifice, one who has had the ability,
candor and intrepidity to present to the
world fairly, the American view of the
Alabama question. I
MR. MOTLEY, on being presented with
an address by the Liverpool Board of
Trade, made the usual expressions of
amity on behalf of The Ameceian people
and hoped it was reelprocated. They
having evidently introduced a feeler on
the Free Trade question, he told them
that issue was vested in Congress, not
in him. If Mr. Motley has say startling
instructions, he has so far made so allu
slon to them. Very probably he I in
structed to maiatain a msterly tla.
tivity on the Alabama qusetiom ad
carries no red Saael irritants to shake
in the face of the somewhat irast Joha
ay Bulls.
AND so after all, tiu great, big, hacky
government, as fall of sympathy md
desire for Cuab as san e is tll of meat.
stood aruand with its andsl Ia itpoolk
eta and a cgar I its meoth tti gal.
last little Peru had the ba. boe to
my to the Patrits of Cab--"You ars
right; ll stand by you. I'm little, bat
if the big cers ae shaid we'll teach
them a lesson ia ll &"
OPFFCEUS rlEAILED As IN DIAN
*U PREINT4UNDUNTu.
We find the following detail for In
dian duty in the Eastern Associated
Press dispatches of May 21. It will be
noticed that three assignments are made
for Montana :
WVARIINGTON. May 21.-The Com
missioner of Indian Affairs, Mr. Parker,
has made the following assigaments of
army otficers detailed to execute the
duties of Indian Superintendents: Col.
I. E. I.. Floyd, for Idaho ; Brevet Brig
adier General A. Sully, for Montana;
Brevet Major General John B. McIn
tosh, for Colorado ; Brevet Colonel E. M.
Hudson, for Oregon; Brevet Colonel
Samuel Roes, for Washington Territory.
A large number of agents have also been
assigned.
Agent for the Montana Crows, ('apt.
E. M. Camp; for the Blackfeet, Lient.
W. B. Hays; for New Mexico, Superin.
tendent Alburqueeqe; Captain Bratch,
for Colorado agency at Tule river; Lt.
J. L. Spaulding. for the southern super
intendent of the Choctaws and the
Chickasaws ; Brevet Major G. N. Craig,
for the Creek Indians; Captain G. N.
Humstead, for the Cherokee ; Captain
W. A. Rein, for the Oregon Indians; su.
perintendent at Main Spring, Brevet
Captain W. W. Nutchell; for Grand
Ronde Reservation, Brevet Captain
Meig; for the Siletz, Lieutenant Wni.
Boyle; for W\Vahington Territory, Lt.
Noah Bay ; for Utab, Lieut. Mullery;
for the northern superintendent Win
nebago agency, Captain A. B. Keys; for
central superintendent of Sace and
Fox-e., in Kansas, Lieut. Parry ; for the
Pottawattomies, Brevet Lieut. Colonel
Hartnell; for the Dakota, Yankton and
Sioux, lieut. A. a. Hennessey; for the
Pance, Brevet Major Huge.
Independent Agencies-For the Green
Bay agdhcy. Wisconsin, Lieut. Graham ;
for the Michigan (Ind.) agency. Brevet
Major Long.
Agents, Sub-Agents and Special
Agents-For the Klamath sub-agency
in Oregon, Bt. Lieut. Col. Rice; for the
special agency in Idaho. Lieut. W. H.
Donelson; sub-agency of the Tullops
agency in Washington Territory, Lieut.
George W. Snyder; special agency of
the Utes in Nevada, Lieut. J. M. Lee;
special agent of the Pueblo Indians in
Nw Mexico, Lieat. Ford ; agent of the
Omabaga Indians in Washington Terri
tory, Lieut. Wm. S. Johnson ; special
agent in New Mexico, Lieut. S Cooper;
special agent for the State of New York,
Capt. E R. Ames; special agent for the
Winnebagoes and Pottawattomies in
Wisconsin, Capt. D . G. raffts ; special
agent of the Sac and Fox Indians in
Iowa, Lieut. Garrity.
The above may be changed in some
particulars. The appointments have
been made so far as the officers have
been reported. About thirty other as
signments have yet to be made.
THE 1m00BE CmsE.s mInEL
The following concerning the Moose
'reek mines, on the edge of Idaho and
Montana, is from the Independent of the
29th. It is believed by persons from
that section, that they will develop well
and make prosperous camps.
I suppose your readers will think
that I have Moose Creek on the brain,
but I can assure them that I have not,
but as it is the only camp near our
western boundary, and as it promises to
be quite extensive, and will be in both
Montana and Idaho, I cannot help but
call attention to it. I have conversed
with quite a number of men from there
during the last week, and they all agree
that there is a good camp there at this
time, and it is continually increasing.
some forty set of sluices were at work,
and all were taking out money, though
worklng to a great disadvantage, the
snow still befng on the ground. No
animals have reached the camp yet, and
will not for two weeks. A large num%
ber of small gulches have been found,
putting into the main stream, which Is
called, I believe, **Hoosler creek." A
town has been laid out and Christened
"Marysville." Several large runs have
been reported, some of them almost
fabulous; and I have been informed by
men who were presest, that two men
took out of one claim In one day, tea
ouness, one pt*e weighing t$90 I saw
$i13t of the gold a few days since, and
it much esemebles the Gold Creek gold.
though coarser and rougher, and I think
worth setma the same. This camp will
prove to be a good thing for Missoula
county at large.
As I have no news,
nothing else, I will
fond anticipation of
terial for my next.
The Gazstte says Thasgs Bege #ad
William Richardson, two ddgase
from Deer Lodge to the BRpabbUeam
County Convention, @sl the all for
the People's Convealimo t11.N . og.
Among the 156 Dem.Oe r Wl) d
that call, as printed In
we fiad no suoh nmM. d
sign itwedo not knew | Srr
delegates If they am -- wd
did sign it, what of UMt W
Toole and Mr. John 8bober, whose
names headed the two Democratc dele
gate ticket at the Helesa Demoestic
rimary, on last Saturday, voted in the
epublica Primary last year. Per
bape the G(stt doabts their Demoo.
racy. Don't expose your weakneees
We did ost r m Or s il tbe ather
of the emd and smer e.ler, did we Mr.
Pons?-(0oa-em".
Not knowing what you "gO ssed," we
cannot answer We know what the
Ges.c said, but that aad what it really
believed awe doulrihse two dltest
thinges. Tberfor., we would ak to be
escased ftom aesweinag s&e"orlteay.
"TO THU DE3iOCUAT' OFW 1MO
TANA."
Under the above caption the Demo
erat, a week ago, published a frank and
considerate article, endeavoring to check
the corruption inside the Democratic
party that is fast urging it to dissolution.
We published but very little of that ar
tide, believing it to the interest of the
Republican party not to aseist the Dem'
oelrtic party in purging its system of a
malaria that will end in its death. But
the Gazette having most uncharitably
and severely. and without just cause as
we see it, censured Major Bruce, its au'
thor, and Chairman of the Democratic
Central Committee, he replies under the
same heading in the issue of June 1st.
With his charges and inuendoes against
Major Maginnis and the Gauette as a
joutnal, we have no more sympathy
thaa we had with the charges against
our Virginia neighbor, for Major Magin
nis was "a soldier," is "a gentleman,"
and the business conduct of a paper is
not, in our estimation, a legitimate sub
ject to introduce in a political campaign.
Therefore we "cut" that portion. But
as the Democrat has a comparatively
small circulation here, it is only the
fair thing to give the Major a bearing
with our people in defence of his oppo
sition to Mr. Cavanaugh, and not rely
wholly upon the verstons of the uazeste,
which may not be wholly impartial.
Whether the assertions in regard to Mr.
Cavanaugh and the Rpublicans named,
or his affiliations, are true, we do not
know. Certainly if they are we think
it is the weakest point Major Bruce
makes, and is greatly to the credit of
• r ex-Delegate :
(From the Democrat of Jane ist.
We confess very frankly, in common
with nearly all tAe leading Demoe, at of
Montana, that we have been opposed to
the re-election of James M. Cavanaugh,
and that opposition has been based on a
sincere conviction of his entire unfit
ness for the place, both politically and
personally. In this conviction we had
the positive concurrence of a very large
number of the best men of the Demo.
cratic party of Montana. Situated as
we were, the publisher of a newspaper,
it has .allen to our lot to give expres
sion to this conviction publicly. Others
have f. t and spoken as strongly as we
have, but not in pnadls print. We
went to Washington is February, 1868,
with as kind feelings to James M. Cava
naugh as we ever had to a member of
Congress who represented us. We left
there with a conviction that he had no
politidl honesty or principle. We found
him giving the best office in Montana
to a Radical of the deepest dye, and it
was his first appointment. We allude
to Mr. Hubbell, of the Northwest
Fur Company, and we told Mr. Cava.
naugh in Washington. we could not see
how he could justify himself before the
Democrats of Montana in recommending
to the President such a selection. Again
we fosad him as the agent of Mr. Hunt
ley, another Republican, in all the ex
trava$at mail contracts he obtained.
We hecame convinced that he was be
ing ran in the interest of Republicans,
and he belonged to these men. This
was a conviction forced on us from what
we saw. We had no disposition whatb
ever to mlijudge Mr. (Uvaaaugh. We
sopported him earnestly and expected
to go for his re-election, but his course
in Washinga caused us reluctantly to
cose to the conclasiom that he was in
every way unworthy of the support of
ay nw Democrat, sad if the Democra
cy of Metana could have seen what we
did, set a man of them would confide in
himn alahi. Aside from these consider
atines his record shows that he is nlef
ficient and unsucnessal, whilst other
Delegates have done well for their Ters
itorius. We saw enough of Cave
naugh's course as Congressman o con
vince any man that he is not the man
for Mentana to seid to uongress.
With views such as these, we in com
men with a large aumber of Demoerats,
ame to the concluslon that some one
des should be chosen. We regarded
him as a failure, and his reelection a
calamity to the Territory.
We appeal to the oomeelenoes ot every
lalseg al Democrat, ead ask them it
they ave any coademem whatever to
the pelitaol lategrity of Cavamnagh?
We kow they have not. Huadreds of
them have tdus so. Then, we ask
again, are you going to stultify your
selvae by eletiag a man in whom you
have so comadence whatever. We have
the tailmomy of one of the most e
peble Democrats ew. Hdele, that
knew Cavamaugh tI Coleeino, and he
msid ee of the mest redeal Repumoea
peeeeMs he ever heard in that Territory
was tad by James M. e a ssad
hisa -me will be gives if or
he is a ahMtd to Mssad up so it, being
so emiaate for es.
It le esrtlaly vwy sue to -, that
whoes me have s em e bn a esa
dii--kmow hime to be Imesmpetmt,
sand that he is la the waye tLhe pegrrue
o the Trter-hew they an fold
stae as and bmeeklt ysat to his
d metes. Our vewsm the 4dt we
owe N Dhmef 7 ad pmtY a mase
doe s.t ld m that slesti. The
idea we eteeti la Is ugard to duty, Is
to seesst g e d a te m for ei ss,
sad emo to esuppers thes whe have
Ped esth. " " "
Tmn angias Jeos tdsb es Uasts
at sweeatrq es eag"uhe May
d4 -ened --a ma Mh p eaibi
i e Ths. es emMiesd the
mames mei th dome ae sm.
TUBE LBGISLATIVE APPORTION
MENT.
In view of the approaching (.Cunty
Conventions we give below the a: por
tionments of the Act of Dec. 1;1, 1867,
in tabular form :
('OUNCII, DISTRICTS.
No. oP T1. FI. t,
N . COn I.NR. COUNCIL.MN. l'il
I Madison & Beaverhead. :1 2
2 Deer ,odge & Missoula, 4 "
3 E-dgerton & Jefferson. 4 2
4 Choteau. Meagher, Big
I[orn & Gallatin. 2 I
IIEPREBENTATIVE DISTRICTS.
No. CoL'NTIrs. MIMIIARS OF Ito04.F
I Madison. 4
2 Deer Lodge, "
:1 Eigerton, (Lewis & Clark. 5
4 Beaverbead, 2
3 Missoula, I
' Choteau, I
7 Meagher. 2
SJefferson, J
S(Gallatin & Big loyn 2
24
The Counties having Joint Council
men and Representatives should nomi
nate them as such and see that the tick
ets are properly prepared. Under the
Organic Act the members of the HIouse
are chosen for one year only, and the
full number is thereby to be elected this
year. The Legislature at its last ses
sion passed an act making the sessions
hereafter biennial. Congress subse
quently passed an act making biennial
sessions in all the Territories, and re
quiring the Legislatures at their next
succeeding sessions to pass acts in ac
cordance therewith. It is now a mooted
question whether the act of the Mon%
tana Legislature, passed previous to the
act of Congress holds good, or whether
the Legislature will have to convene
this year to again pass the act in ac
cordance with the act of Congress. The
question hinges on the provision in the
Organic Act, that "there shall be but
one session of the Legislative Assembly'
annually, etc.," and whether that clause
contemplates there shall be one session
annually. It is a nut for jurists to
crack, and for the people to consider, if
the act of the Legislature heretofore
made is valid, whether a session next
winter is required by the Territory.
Tan Gazette, naturally a fuiwy but
motherly dame, versed in " yarbs " and
children's complaints incidental to
Democracy, is just now very busy as
sisting that young mother in Deer
Lodge-the ildependent-in a little
family matter that it seems to be
ashamed of. But they are very imprudent
They are clacking about the country
declaring, "'Pon our gracious, its none
of ours," when the very loose garments
of the Independent and the anxious soli
citude of the Gazette to have another
name bestowed on the soon to be new
born party, are in themselves sufficient
to awaken strong suspielon where the
frailty is. Go steady: perhaps the
youngster will be a credit to you after
all-and if it is some relation to General
Grant, it will not be to its disadvantage.
THE Supreme Court of Tennessee has
given an unanimous opinion that the
Governor's proclamations setting aside
the registrations in certain counties are
null and void, and that holders of cer
tificates from previous Commissioners of
Registration may vote. The acts of the
Legislature conferring authority upon
the Governor are void.
Mx MormIay is to present his creden
tials to-day. The Pall Mall Gazette
boasts that from the tone of Mr. Motley's
speech, America has backed down betere
British pluck; that therefore his arrival
is a matter of small importance and khe
best result anticipated from his mission
is that he will have time to prosecute
his historic researches. Bull Is playing
us a strong game of bluff. Shall he get
away with it?
TuE Cincinnati Commercial publishes
a list of 164 steamers lost on the West
ern rivers from September 80, 1867, to
May 15,1860. Of these 49 were burned,14
exploded, and 101 sunk. The actual ton
agse of them was 88,1,85 tons. This,
the Pittsburgh CAroeiie says, is not one
third of the whole number of disasters,
and that the unusual frequency of die
asters is extaigulahing the steamboat
buaness rapidly.
W, are in receipt of a diagram of the
Peace Jubilee Coliseum at Boston. It is
a fac mile of the Port diagram of the
"Burnt Disriet" with the gen "Organ"
where the firs broke out in Chiatsown.
From this description our readers can
obtain a very deinite idea of the scene
of the impeadlmg jkrore.
Tan fall eleetia will go against the
Republicans wsrer than Fate. We can
endure san oediary kind of "eoolelsa
ties," but the new Democratic dodge of
`Importing" nto . lliols. ie likely to be
a meeses. The vrillany of sash a prom
eedlag needs no ommt.
Ta oemetary of War has notiied
the Presdest of the Chambsr of Osm
miees of New Orleans that the meout
of the Mtissippi will be Improved, as
s' sed by the Commeurial Ce. ..
tki.
TIHE IRISH ('HURC ('H DIS-EqT.t B
L 1311E lD.
(Gladstone's Miuistry has achieved a
great victory. In the house of Com.
-mons, on Monday night, the bill for the
dls-establishment of the Irish Church
was called to a third reading - the crisis
of the IReform movement. Petitions
were presented against the bill, and the
motion to reject argued by Janies Madia
Ilolt and Lord Elks, two of the most
powerful Church advocates, but the mo.
tion to reject was refused and the bill
passed 360 to 2147, amid uproarious
cheering by the Ministerial party. Thus
breaks down the compulsory Establish.
ed Church system of Ireland, an ever
torturing presence to the Catholics of
Ireland, and the seed of much of the
Irish discontent. Believing in the Pro'
testant faith, we believe, too, in perfect
liberty of conscience, and regard this as
the initial movement to a great reform
the segregation of Church and State, and
an era of religions freedom. While the
imposition of supporting a faith to which
they are hostile has, perhaps, owing to
attendant circumstances, been felt more
severely by tbhe Roman Catholics of Ires
land than by Protestant believers com
pelled to the same oppression by the
Papal Church in other countries, the
injustice remains the same, and Protes
tantism having thus taken the lead In
Liberality, Rome should be equally as
generous, or rather just, in those coun
tries , here she has been as arbitrary in
compelling church revenues as ever
England was in Ireland.
NEW PUBLICATION.
IlH I{ocir MOUNTAIs.s-Taas THousAou
M.rs.E THROUGc Tre ROCKY MOUNTAINs.
Bly A. K. McClure. Illustrated: 12 mo.
Tinted Paper; Extra Cloth; $2.25.
We find the abovo in a list of New
Books published by J. B. Lippincott &
Co., 71.5 and 717 Market street, Phila
delphia. May 20, 1869. A letter from
the author some time since informed us
that it included the entire series of let
ters from Montana, published in the
N ew York Tribune in 1866-7, revised
and elegantly illustrated. Extracts
from some of these letters written from
Montana were published in the PosT at
the time. and all who read them will
bear witness that they have never been
equalled or approximated to by any
other writer in comprehensiveness, just
recognition and faithful description of
the resources and advantages of Mon
tana, and in graphic delineation of its
superb scenery, customs, peculiarities
and historic incidents of this New North
West. The Colorado letters were writ,
ten during the Indian outbreak of '66,
and we believe Col. McClure was the
only writer permitted to present through
the Tribune the Western idea of the In'
dian situation and the remedy for the
evils of the savage war-an idea which
he fully espoused and ably presented.
Some three or four of the Utah letters
never reached the 7'ri.mue office, but it
is presumed they are supplied in the
Book. We shall look eagerly for its ap
pearance in the land it delineates, and
believe it will be, as it should be, in
thousands of homes amid the Rocky
Mountains.
ELECTRICITY AMONGI THE OREM
Among the recent researches by sc..
entists in the working of gold and silver
ores, none have been followed with
more perseverance than that looking to
the application of electricity to this pur
pose. The Mininig and ,&SientifO Press,
of May 22d, says the experiments began
by Prof. Bequerel, and tollowed by
Messrs. Nolf and Pioche, have cnlmina'
ted in an invention by Dr. A. F. W.
Partz, of San Francisco, on which he
has obtained a patent, that it is thought
will plaj an important part in the fu%
tore redaction of ores containing base
metals. A full description of the inven
tion is gives in the Pres, which will
prove of interest to metallurgists and
miners.
ST. Louis i weakenlns on Montasa
-she goes her Pile now on New Mexico.
Tna SaMwPaLW FALURL.-The New
York Trbure rsys: It will probably
take from iour to six weeks for the
Arm to aseertain the amount of their
liabilities, so vast were their budine
tramaotise n this eountry sad Europe.
In the meantime, they expect to be able
to renume busem again. The Ger
man baaker sad broker of this city
have teadered to the firt a loan of S6000,
000, but os aseeurtalaag that this sum
would not be seaflemt to meet the des
mands oe the Arm, it was decided to
raise $1,000,000 at omee to enable the
old sar trusted Arm to munme buemnm
again. Messs. Sehnelwlid, Preak &
Bhbamkers 5ad bookges at No.
a s~-mpadt Memsse Krsa
& Hertsl, beakers of No. 48 Broeed street
have both bees obligd to s md
buearem In eo equermes of the fa. re
dofbem r a Co. They hope, howeer,
to be l to rsum agan Is a sheet
time, a amisance has been o edm
by tler brother brokers.

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