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D. W. TILTON & CO., Proprieterd.
VIRGINIA CITY, M. T.
Sturday, - - - - April lst, 1865.
our New Suit et clothes.
" Necessity knows no law," and the Post
appears to-day in a dubiously colored suit
which even the fond fancy of an Editor
cannot recognize as the " pink" of perfec
tion. Enough white paperf a year's con
sumption has been long lying at Salt Lake,
and will be forwarded as soon as a wagon
wheel can turn on the road, leaving the hub
clear. The Express Company will carry
nothing but a few mail bags, the horrible
state of the roads entirely precluding the
transmission of freight. Till the advent of
fair weather and passable roads, we shall
endeavor to present this journal to our
readers, in the best form possible, either on
paper, shingles or (if we are wound up
tight) the caudal appendage of an inside
blouse. We will never say die while there's
a shot in the locker.
Still Onward Fleats the Flar.
Still Onward Floats the Flag.
Seldom in the annals of war has it been
the duty of the historian to chronicle as
brilliant a series of triumphs, in such rapid
succession as we are able to present to our
readers, in our telegraphic summary.
Charleston, Wilmington, Augusta, Colum
bia, Florence, Fort White and Georgetown
are ours; Early's command is captured, and
the General fled for life with the foemen in
hot pursuit. The sun of Freedom shines out
brightly. From ten thousand homes arise
the songs of praise and the thank-offer
ings of grateful hearts. We shall soon have
Mobile, Petersburg and Richmond, but bet
ter-far better-a solid and lasting peace.
Speed the blissful tidings.
There is a cloud gathering on the Mexi
can frontier. The "Impire is peace," says
" The torrent's smoothness ere it dash below."
Not satisfied with sitting on a throne prop
ped by bayonets, and being an object of
hatred in the minds of all lovers of free
dom, Louis Bonaparte wishes to introduce
the element of strife among the peoples and
rulers of the new world. He little knows
what he is provoking. As chaff before the
whirlwind, so will his cat's-paw, the
pompous cadet of the House of HIapsburg,
be driven from the insulted shore of Amer
ica, just as soon as weightier matters are
disposed of. It seems that the Union forces
are jbeing held in hand, tobe slipped at any
point where needed. Grant's men are on
the qui rive and prepared to march at a
moment's notice. He could throw his force
on Lee's rear, in six hours, should he evac
uate Richmond, to fight Sherman. As the
game draws to a close, nothing but desper
ate measures can be expected on the part
of the Confederates. The only thing to be
done is to maintain unceasing watchful
ness and readiness to move anywhere and
everywhere, at a moment's warning. This
is the state of things at ,the present time.
Where the storm will burst, who can tell ?
The blue coats abide the shock. buch a
tide of victory never surged on the Atlantic
coast-yet it is but the first of flood. Wait
for a few weeks, and then !
The simple and manly address of the
President is before us. We make no com
ment, but congratulate the American people
that Abraham Lincoln fills so worthily the
sea; of George Washingtou.
It is the inalienable right of the Anglo
Saxon race to grumble at everything, and
when there is nothing to grumble about,
they grumble at that. Having no idea that
this organic peculiarity will ever be eradi
cated, we merely venture a mild insinun
tion that it would be as well to fix upon a
fair subject, as an unfair one, when going
into the business. We think that the mu
nicipal taxation is no longer to be ranked
in the former category; for licenses-the
great theme of the growler-are reduced
about one half, and are not really exces
sive. Salaries are by no means the only
channels of expenditure that drain corpo
rate funds. Our streets require very con
siderable repairs. Several culverts and
small bridges have to be built, and very
many small, but costly, pieces of work have
to be executed, which the growlers are too
busy to notice. The alignment and loca
tion of the outer boundary of Virginia, as
well as the survey of the eight blocks in the
heart of the city, will take both labor and
money ; while, literally, scores of other
matters must be attended to, which will all
cost money. As a subject for growling we
would suggest the snow, the mud, (not the
street repairers) the weather, and the In
dians. Another list will be ready next
week. Give the authorities a chance to do
well at any rate.
PLUvc.-On Tuesday last, we noticed Mrr
J. H. Haines among a party of 9 men whose
dilapidated garments, weatherbeaten faces
and paoked loads, spoke of hardships and
weary travel. We ascertained that the
wayfarers originally started from Austin,
to Salt Lake, en route for this place. At
the City of the Saints, they obtained a
horse and sleigh, which they were compel
led to leave behind, at Deep Creek, one
hundred miles on their road. Here they
had to break a track through the snow,
breast deep, for threedaysy returning every
night to the same camp.g place. They
pushed on, buying their proviajeon as
lchance offered, at the differentranches, and
arrived in Virginia after twenty-nine da-s'
travel on foot. The brave fqeUows, deserve
a fbftune as the reward of their inmdomita.
We cannot say we admire the working of
the new statute forbidding the usual charge
of the Judge to the jury, unless, written.
The idea is good; but the practice is im
possible, without a waste of time, in the
preparation of the document, quite out of
the questionin ordinary cases. The notion
of making the judge a sort of judicial au
tomaton, reading without comment, pur
posely `adverse statements of the law, and
omitting all sifting of the evidence, prac
tically constitutes the jury,'judges of both
law and fact; which entirely upsets all re
ceived traditions of their functions.
Counsel will always travel out of the record,
in speaking to evidence, and much irrele
vant matter is introduced in testimony, both
of which evils are corrected by the sum
ming up of the judge, and the case is thus
reduced to a practical issue. As it stands,
the whole thing is a mere travesty of that
time-honored institution-trial by jury.
Another most impolitic, unjust and inex
pedient proviso in our wonderful statute.,
gives to the jury the power to affil the pen
alty, and assess the fine forbreaches of the
law. This totally destroys the very idea
of a constitutional trial. The court for the
law and the penalty-the jury to try the
issue of fact raised-has from time im
memorial been the common law and the
well-tested ,rule of English and American
jurisprudence. The functions of the judge
and jury are now consolidated; the former
office being so maimed and crippled that,
for all useful purposes, an image of
Justice without the darkened vision that
emblematizes neutrality, might well take
the place of the dispenser ofthe law. The
authority of the United States Court is
gone and its presiding officer degraded. No
charge by the judge, and the penalty an
nounced by the jtry is simply a return to
primeval forms and miners' law, attended by
an enormous waste of time and sacrifice of
money, unknown to the rude but far more
equitable judicature, of which it is but an
unwieldy parody. Such legislation will not
stand an hour before Congress. Its object
ii tun annnveint
District Court.---Chie Justice Hes
The trial 3f John Thorburn for shooting
David D. Chamberlain, on Saturday the
11th inst., at Central City, occupied the
Court from Friday till nine a. m. on Tues
day. The case excited the greatest possible
interest, and was honestly and fairly tried
on the merits. The charge was man
slaughter; to which the prisoner pleaded
"not guilty." The facts as elicited by the
testimony were briefly as follows: The
deceased, who had been celebrating the
27th anniversary of his birthday, with his
friends, took umbrage at some remarks of
the defendant about some ladies passing
through the muddy streets, and riding over
to the defendant's house, commenced a vio
lent altercation, using some most offensive
expressions, three times forcibly enter
ing the house, breaking the lock at the
second attempt, with a Yick, and also as
saulting the defendant, by laying hold of
his beard, and striking him on tho mouth.
Immediately after his third expulsion, the
defendant, whq is a man of about sixty
years of age, shot him with a revolver, in
flicting a wound of which he died in about
twenty hours. Messrs. Chumasero and
Lovell prosecuted the suit with much fair
ness and ability, on the part of the people.
Messrs. Sanders, Thoroughman, Davis and
Mayhew were retained for the defence.
The first two gentlemen addressed the jury
in terms of moving eloquence, on behalf of
the defendant. After eleven hours patient
deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of
"not guilty." At the rendering of the
verdict there was scarcely a dry eye in
court; judge, counsel, defendant, jury and
spectators displaying overwhelming emo
tion. Under the circumstances, the verdict
was unquestionably in accordance with the
law and the evidence. The case is an awful
warning to those who even casually indulge
in strong drink. A noble and generous
young gentleman, in the flower of manhood,
suddenly brought to an untimely end, which
all lament deeply-yet, alas ! how uselessly.
THE PEOPLE VS. JOHNSON MONTGOOERY.-This
case was merely a repetition of the evidence adduced
on the former hearing, and resulted in the disagree
ment oc the jury a second time. The prisoner was
indicted as accessary to an assault committed by one
Crabtree, on I. H. Hill, and5 legally, the case could
not be sustained with such precl.lon as to satisfy the
jurors. After some thirty hours deliberation they
were discharged-agreement being impossible.
AssON S. PorrEnR vs. HUGHES AxD) OTHERS.
This case arose out of a disputed boundary to Claim
No. 47 below Discovery, Highland District. Ver
dict for plaintiff, 8250 and coats.
dict for plaintiff, $250 and costs.
The Historical Seciety.
In pursuance of the call published in the
POST, this society met one week ago this
evening, and permanently organized. The
following gentlemen were elected officers:
g President, W. F. Sanders.
Secretary, Granville Stuart.
Historian, Hon. H. L. Hosmer.
1 There will now be an opportunity for all
our citizens to become members of this or
ganization, and to contribute such facts as
may be of interest to the present and future
inhabitants of this country. It is proposed
to have such contributions read at its meet
ings, and when enough papers are contrib
uted to fill a volume, to have its transactions
published. It is for our people now to say
whether they will preserve the early his
h tory of Montana in an enduring form, so
that after times may know the thrilling
drama here enacted. The design is lauda
ble, and every one is cordially invited to
Masonic Obituary Resolutioas.
WnBnA8s, The Grand Master of the universe, in
His infinite wisdom has removed our worthy brother, t
Joan L. GARTH, of Tebo Lodge, No. 49, Missouri, I
on the 18th of March, to join the Grand Lodge I
above, where all true and worthy brot'hers are called
from labor to their eternal refreshment; therefore
Resolved, That we,the brethren of Virginia City
Lodge, No. 43, deeply sympathize with the friends
and relatives of our deceased brother, in their irre
.Jesolved, That the Masonic Fraternity have lost
a true and worthy brother and companion in their
labors here below, and hde community a true and
Resolved, That the thanks of the fraternity are
hereby tendered to our worthy brothers Bmith and n
Duke, for their kind care'and attention to oar de- F
erased brother during:his last illness.
.eolved, That a copy of these resolutions be r
forwarded by the seretary to Mrs. Maria E.
Bowrmua, of Georgetown, Ky., our deceased broth
er's only ister, ad a, copy to the MowyArx.Potr
for publibttion. JORK T. HENDEBBO1,
T. V. CO2RNLL,
J. L MuYt, a
f GLORIOr WE Ir!.
n- -s- -
EVACUATION OF CHASRLSTON
WILMINGTON IN POSSESSION OF THIB
Capture of Fort White and George
I, town, 8. C.
Columbia, S. C., captured and burnt!
CAPTURE OF EARLY AND ROUT
OF HIS COMMAND!
t FLORENCE AND CHIARLOTTEVILLE
I Napoleon showing the Cloven Hooet
--The American Flag hauled down
e at lMlatamoras and the Consul re
a ceives his passports!
e New York, Feb. 27th.
The Memphis, which left Charleston bar on
e the 21st, reports that the National flag floats
n over the city, and all the forts in the harbor.
e Gen. Gilmore's headquarters were es
r tablished in the city.
The forts, which remain in good condi
f tion are of a most formidable character.
,t Two hundred pieces of artillery that were
e spiked, but otherwise uninjured, fell into
0 our bands.
S About 6,000 bales of cotton was burned
D by the rebels before they left; but it is be
lieved that large quantities of it, and also
o tobacco, were concealed in the houses.
F Just before the National troops entered the
C city, the rebel rear guard were busy plun
a dering and firing the houses. Few, but poor
1 inhabitants, remained in the city after its
t abandonment. The wealthy leaving it be
t fore with the rebel army.
A new blockade runner steamship, Deer,
with a cargo of liquors, was captured in
the river, on the night of the 18th, while
running up towards the city. Her officers
being entirely ignorant of the change in
New York, Feb. 28th.
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Richmond papers are more frantic than
ever. The Enquirer calls on Jeff. Davis to
arm slaves without authority of law. It
says: These States and this case, stands
to-day, in need of a man who will take the
power of the people and use it for their
preservation. It also, says: Sherman iA
rushing through the Carolinas like an ava
lanche. Report says that he has captured
100,000 bales of cotton, at Columbia.-
Grant is gradually, but surely, extend
ing his lines around Petersburg and Rich
mond. He threatens every moment, to
burst over the lines that intervene. The
Senate are doing the conservative. Histo
ry furnishes no parallel to this.
New York, Feb. 28th.
It seems by the Herald's Charleston cor
respondent, that even in Secessia, a love
for the old Union survived ali vicissitudes.
The remaining inhabitants of the city man
ifested the utmost delight at unfurling over
them, the old flag. And when a smalibody
of colored troops, who were the first to land
in town, started up the principal street,
their officers were scarcely able to proceed
with them, being met with a perfect ova
tion; men and women thronging the ave
nues, shouting, waving handkerchiefs,
cheering for the stars and stripes, President
Lincoln and the Yankee army.
The rebels destroyed much property by
burning and explosion, before they left,
but large amounts are found remaining in
the city after the Union forces took posses
sion, including, it is supposed, about ten
thousand bales of cotton; a large quantity
of rice and over two hundred pieces of ar
tillery. Immense supplies of ammunition
were in the forts.
It also appears a similar welcome was ex
tended to Gen. Terry's command when they
marched into Wilmington. The old flags
which had long been hidden away were
brought out and given to the breeze, amid
cheers, waving of handkerchiefs, etc.
Crowds lined their route of march, and
shouts filled the air. The entire Union
losses, both killed and wounded in all op
erations on Cape Fear River, succeeding
the occupation of Fort Fisher, to the occu
pation of Wilmington, will not exceed 200
Washington, March 1.
The following telegram from Gen. Gil
more has been transmitted to this Depart
ment: Headquarters, Department of the
South, Charleston, February 26th. An in
spection of the rebel defenses of Charleston
shows that we have taken over 450 pieces
of ordnance, being more than double what
I first reported. This includes eight and
ten-inch Columbiads, a great many 32 and
42 pounders, some seven inch Brook's rifled
and many pieces of foreign make. We
also captured eight locomotives and a great
number of passenger and platform cars and
all in good condition. Deserters report
that the last of Hardee's army was to have
crossed the Santee river yesterday, bound
for Charlotte, N. C., and that it was found
that Sherman had already intercepted their
march. It was reported on similar author
ity that the last of Hood's army, 12,000
strong, passed through Augusta, last Sun
day, on the way to Beauregard. George
town has been evacuated and is in our pos
session. Deserters are coming in constantly
and we have over 400 already.
(Signed) " GILMORE.
Washington, March 5th.
The following despatches in relation to
the reported capture and defeat of General
Early by Sheridan and the capture of Char
lottsville has been received by this depart
ment: Sheridan and his force commenced
their movement on last Monday and were at
Staunton when last heard from. General
Hancock was placed in command of the
middle division during the absence of
Sheridan with Headquarters at Winches
ter. (Signed,) STaroN.
City Point, Va., March 5th.
11 A. 1M. To Stanton: Deserters in this
morning report that Sheridan had routed
Early and captured Obwrlottsville. They
rep.rt four regiments as having gone from,
Riehmond to reinforce E.arly.
City Point, $sa. m., MarSh 5tl
Deserters from every point of the ene
my's linAii *n.,t a ehcaptoze.orfoOharlotta
ileo by Sheridan, abd af 1e cac ed Gp
'fily ad nearly all his entire force, con
of eighteen hundred men. Four
a were rported as sent to Lynch
berg to get there before-Sherman, if possi
ble. (Signed,) Gwr,.
Otty Point, Va., March 4th..
Refugees coafirm the statement of de
serters as to the capture of Early and nearly
his entire force. They say ittook place on
Thursday, between Staunton and Charlotte
ville, and that the defeat was total.
New Orleans, Feb. 25th.
The sehboner Jane'Dorah, reported as
lost off the month of the Rio Grande, has
arrived safely inside the bar.
The latest news from Matmoras is, that
the American flag was hauled down by
some unknown party.
The Times is informed that the assigned
reason for Maximilian delivering his pass
ports to our Consul, at Matamoras, is the
non-recognition of the French-Austrian au
thorities in Mexico by our government.
The Times' Bagdad correspondent says:
It is reported that Gens Cavarajal and Cor
tinas are marching~ on Matamoras, where
Mejia with 4,000 .mperial troops awaits
St. Louis, March 5th.
The New Orleans Bee of the 26th, pub
lishes a private letter from Matamoras, Jan.
20th, stating that up to this time the Mexi
can and Confederate authorities had been
simply polite and friendly, Generals Mejia
and Slaughter having crossed the river in
civil dress and dined with each other yes
terday. Gen. Mejia and staff, in full uni
form, entered Brownsville, where General
Slaughter awaited the visit with his whole
command, under arms, and gave the visit
ors an artillery salute of twenty one guns ;
after dinner the Confederate flag was raised.
The Mexican General and the staff removed
their caps and saluted the former, making
a speech, in which he said the Confederacy
would soon be recognized, and coneluded
by inviting the Confederates to a grand
banquet at Matamoras, promising to salute
their flag with twenty-one guns. The im
portance of this affair consists mainly in
the fact that Gen. Mejia is commander-in
chief of the Mexican armies, and is there
fore the next personage to the Emperor.
Gen. A. J. Smith's sixteenth army corps
nnann aed in;t nntaidae f Orlans.
Cairo, March 4th.
n The New Orleans Times of Feb. 25t1
0 ays- The reported expulsion of the Amer
ican Consul from Matamoras appears to b'
confirmed by his arrival at the Southwes
Philadelphia, March 6th.
The Transport Massachusetts has arrives
d and reports that our naval forces capturec
Fort White, a splendid work, mounting 1"
heavy guns just below Georgetown, S. C
The sailors and marines were landed anc
o took possession of Georgetown. The rebe
e cavalry charged on them in the streets bun
were gallantly repulsed with a loss of seve
eral killed, wounded and prisoners.
Our loss was one man. Admiral Dahlgren',
flag ship Harvest Moon, while on her way
down was sunk by a Torpedo. All handh
6 were saved with the exception of the Ward.
r eadquarters, Feb. 24.
The rebel papers contain a report tc
l Breckinridge, from Echols, stating that
Vaughan had captured the garrisons of
Sweetwater and Aikens, and 60 men of the
20th Ohio, with their horses and equip.
The weather had been very bad.
The weather had been very bad.
The celebration of the Union successes,
postponed on Saturday on account of the
weather took place to-day. The demon
stration was a perfect success throughout,
and the procession the most imposing ever
witnessed here. The military and fire de
partments both turned out strong. The
procession was about three hours in passmng
a given point, and the crowd in the streets
was probably the greatest ever seen in New
New York, Feb. 27.
The Raleigh Progress says: After the
evacuation of Charleston, the forces fell
back to Monk's Corner thirty miles this
side of Charleston. Headquarters were at
Kingston. The evacuation of the city was
a strategic movement. It was not the result
of any present inability to hold it.
The Charlotte, N. C. Democrat, has a
rumor of a fight that took place between
Ridgway and Columbia last Sunday, in
which the Yankees were driven back. The
same paper says : It is reported that Gen.
D. H. Hill or Gen. Cheatham attacked the
enemy in the rear, on Thursday or Friday,
and captured 800 wagons and a number of
The following contains some of the most
The following contains some of the most
important features of the tax bill, as pass
ed by both houses of Congress:
On all incomes exceeding $600, a tax of
five per cent.; on all over $5,000, ten per
cent. The tax on cigars is fixed at $10 per
thousand, without regard to price or quali
ty, instead of so much per pound; on all
tobacco manufactured purely from leaf, 40
cents per pound : on 'smoking, 40 cents ; and
on tobacco xsanufactured.from stems &c.,
25 cents per poend. After July '66, there
is levied a tax of ten per cent. on all State
bank circulation, and from the first of May
next savings banks are taxed one half of
one per cent. on their deposits. On petro
leum the tax is finally fixed at $1 per barrel
of 30 gallons. No drawback is allowed,
whatever, when petroleum is exported, as
in the 94th section of the old revenue law.
An increase of 20 per cent. is levied on
every article of the schedule named therein,,
This includes all kinds of manufactures,
and the old law, with this 20 per cent. ad
ded, will be the new standard of taxation.
The stamp act -is so amended as to make
every written agreement void without its
New York, Feb. 27.
One hundred deserters a day are coming
into Grant's lines. Every fresh squad re
ports the evacuation of Richmond and Pe
tersburg, as decided upon.
New York, March 6.
Gen. Coach is in command at Wilming
ton. All goes well, and the people are re
suming business. $10,000 worth of qui.
nine and stores were found. ,
New Yoik, March, ?.
'The Ohickaimaugs has been destroyed by
The Britiek House of Lord hatve been
diseasing tih sta e of tfais, aid Parli'
ments been asked for Opp) to streng
SaQusebe,. hi~isthouohL i the
Will not place is broe c6 the Lakes a the
Abserioanincrase is teml.r orl .
It is said, the garrisotros s o f sad
4te crews of the rebel gatbeats iWk :.iles
tn harbor, were sent toWilmintroa, . C.
Richmond p$persAke barren of news co
eerning Sherman's movements or whereo
boats. They are very boastful in their
tone, and appear conident in their prophe
cies of his overwhelming defeat, and they
say his doom may be looked upon as sealed.
Advices from New Orleans state that
Kirby Smith's army still refuses to cross to
the east side of the Mississippi. Two at
tempts to move the men were made, and it
is thought the third attempt will result in
The rebel papers all declare that Grant
and Sherman are to be beaten in detail.
Forrest is to turn up and do something im
portant. There was a loose rumor flost
among the rebels that a force had struck
Sherman's rear, and taken many prisoners.
D. H. Hill and.Cheatham were mentioned
as the men who had done it.
as the men who had done it.
We are in receipt of the Denver News of
February 15th. No Central City exchanges
came by the same mail. This we cannot
understand, and know not who should bear
the blame. From the Weekly News of the
13th, we learn that Billy Sloan is running
the Broadwell House, and giving great sat
isfaction to the Denverites---which pleases
us well. There is a notice of a gran party
for. the 22d, in honor of Washington's
birth-day. Skating seems much in voge
in Denver. "Platte's pellucid bosom " is
pretty well soored, we judge. Some hun
dred freight wagons arrived from the East;
on the 14th. On the 18th, the beautiful
new M. E. Church on E street, was opened,
and among the items of the programme
was' the presentation of a valuable gold
watch to the Rev. Mr. Willard, by Colonel
Chivington, onbehalf of himself and some
others. There is an account of the burn
ing of Julesburg, received on the 14th.
The savages also burned and destroyed
everything on the road, as far as Valley
Station. There seems to be a clear cast of
"Moonlight on the brain" in the same col
umn. We have had not only an attack of
"Moonlight on the brain," but "Chivington
of the heart," and don't want to be cured.
PuIILADELP$IA, Continental Hotel,
January 6th, 1865.
EDITOR POST :-If you don't send me your
paper I shall take it as mighty unkind. We
miners all stop at the St. Nicholas, the best
hotel in New York. A great many of your
old acquaintances are there. The Delegate
for Montana, left for Washington on the
4th ult. Judge Tufts and Davis left New
York for home, on the 28th of December.
They will return on the 10th, when the
Montana boys will have a meeting. Don't
think that champagne will suffer on that oc
casion-of course not. Leroy Southmayde,
G. F. Simpson, Capt. (brother) Conrey,
John Merry, Drs. Eaton and Hopkins, Ned
Purple, Cisty, and a host of others are all
either in New York or at home on a visit
for a few days. Tom C. is here with me on
a visit, likewise. We are getting some dust
coined, and I will inform you just what it
turns out per ounce. I had twenty onnees
assayed and coined in New York, and I will
give you the statement for the benefit of
Twenty and a half ounces weighed after
melting, 20.18 ounces.
Value of the gold, 8352 07; fineness 844.
Internal Revenue tax, $1 78.
Parting and coinage, $2 77.
Gold coin, $349 30.
Silver coin, $3 88.
You see by this return that the loss was
but small. Capt. Southmayde says mine
was better than his. It was very clean. It
don't pay to carry black sand 3,000 miles.
Philadelphia is a fine city ; but it does
not compare with New York in point of
business, or otherwise. Perhaps the Mon
tana men stopping at New York helps my
estimate in favor of that city. Mrs. "Con
tinental" comes near beating " Sib," on
slapjacks-all sorts of fixins mighty nice
for a mountain man, especielly some stuff
called Frenchy--" you bet you" (a phrase
obsolete out hern..
oosolete out here).
Among the distinguished folks arriving
are Farragut, Hon. W. H. Seward, S. P.
Chase and others. They look like "any
other man." I saw Governor Evans of Col
orado afew days since. The old gentleman
wanted me tv" take action" on lode claims
in Colorado-that is-he wanted to tell
Congress how to tax the gross proceeds.
Judge Johnson of Colorado, of the firm of
Johnson & Teller. said he was in favor of
letting Congress alone. This was a Colorado
meeting,and there were some forty from that
Territory. Tom and myself were the only
two from Montana, and we kept ourmouths
shut, which, under the circumstances, we
thought wise; at any rate, more would be
thought so, if they followed our example
on like occasions. I have my own opinion
of the Governor's wisdom, but refrain from
making it public. At the Montana meeting
we intend to show you, as Bob says, " some
Montana property in New York is bully.
Of course, it must be proven genuine by as
many reliable people as possible, 'ertifi
cates from mill-men, recorders, &o., duly
The climate here is rather obnoxious to
mountain men, who are not used to rain in
January. It is one day rain, the next snow
and-al:out twice in sixty daye-sunshine.
About the war, everybody say's it is com
ing to a focus; but gold is at 225. Oh!
consistency, thou art a big nagget Gold
has been up to 233, on one occasion. I
have known it to fluctuate ten cents in ten
minutes. Some make money in thousands
every day. A friend of mine who sold gold
two weeks ago at 216, lost some four or five
thousands by it; but, if it don't fall, he'is
on the stand for a raise now.
The theatres are full every night at New
York; here it is not so. We went last
night to a circus, the first thing of the kind
I have seen for ten years. The riding-and
trained horses were beautiful, but the elown
was very poor. I saw Booth play Hamlet
in New York. It was the best thing Ihave
Ed Brown will be in New York in a few
days at any rate; perbhapa be is there now.
Bis Tilt got back from Ualifornia? How's
Ben? The well-drpsed editor-how are
you Give my best wishes and resp t to
11 my friends, and dem't forgethe tbor at
mamait. Hoping these few linsw leet
&a _ you dodging the leaking. of a asd
roo, I remain, yours, s ever
4·~ : · :·:
- 0 ,ER Spo
W. H. KASTOR, & CO.
Keep commantly on hand and are receiving fron
Eastern Markets, a Sne and well assorted
Gents' Clothing and Furnishing Goods,
OVER SHIRTS, of all Styles,
Which I offer to sell both
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Merchants are particularly requested to give me
a call before purchasing, as my facilities are euch
that I can at all times supply them with goodujtnt
from the East, at very low price. '
Remember the PIONEER STORE,
Below Klikadaen's 014 Stand,
Wallace Street, Virginia Caty
208 ,BLttery Street, San Francisco,
AGENCY FOR THIE PRCHASE AND SUIFYEINT OF
ALL DESCRIPTION8 OF MERCHANDISE AND
MACHINERY ON COMMISSION.
In soliciting the Oanans of MnacHA.rs and oth
ers residing in UTia, IDAao and MoasiA, the Sub
ecriber guaranteems aiieuroal attention to the Se
L.CTIox and P~,iicaE of the (iooD., which, with a
long experience in the business in SAx FaA.tcis&o,
will doubtless make it exceedingly advantageous to
parties obtaining their supplies through him.
Snirxs-rs made by whatever route parties may
The COLORADO RorUR is now practicable, and
Goods can be forwarded to CAuL's LAwmre, the De
pot for Utah Freight, or to Hsanr's LANDING, be
Arrangements can be made here for Fatoscmo
as far as Atcan on the Carson Route, and from Lua
ANGEL.s to SALT LA.K on the Southern Route.
D ORDERs from parties unknown in this Mar
ket should be accompanied in the fist instance with
a remittance for the amount.
P-.mc L~rs, and any information in relation to
thip Market cheerfully farnished on application
REFPRENCES IN SALT LAKE CIT :
Wx. Jxwi.nes, Esq., Merchant and lBanker.
WALEER Bao's., Merchants.
Cxomrs A CLArroe, Merchants.
IN SAN FRANCISCO:
The BANor CALIVonIA and MERCarr.sn Iiu-ses
32-tf 208 Battery Street, San Francisco, Cal.
EGGERS & LUDLOW.
(Successors to (Gamble, Walker A Co.,)
ORNLER of Idaho and Broadway streets, Mir
Linia City, M..T. 'All kinds of Sluice or Build
ing Lumber. Lumbe+dtil filled on shert netice.
Also yards at Ceutrevill and Nevada. ly-32
JOHNSON & SCHUYLER,
HTAVE refitted and opened the MourJain Bowling
-tl SaloqY one door eat of AUea & Millard'z
Bank, and invite all those wishing good excercie,
choice Liquors and Cigars, to call and see them.
They have also reduced the price ,i rolling to,
April lt, 1866. 32-145
Dia8olation of C.-Partmersehtp *f A
Belles mand N. Itapaltrick, of tte
TI HB above hare this day disolred portnvrship.
by mutnal coaemt. All stock on the Ranche
has bea trned over toN. Fitpatrick. Osws of
stock on the Illinois lanche will take them away
before tke lth of April, or they will be sol to pIY
dharges. An settlment. for lost stock must be
made by that time. K. PITPABICK.
Month of Bi 1al.p, March t2th, 1860. 2t-32