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D. W. TILCTON & Co.,
_.ra City Book Store, corner of Wallace r Jackson
Streets, Virginie City, Mon. Ter.
opy, one year......................... .87 50
~do. sic moths, .......................... 4 00
do, three months........................ 2 50
Rates of Advertisilg.
Cards, ae lines or less, 3 months, .... 8 10 00
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do. 1 month......................... 1200
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LOCAL NOTICEs.-One dollar per line for three lines or
; 75 cents per line for ten lines or less; 50 cents per
for eleven lines or more.
Territorial Officers.
Govcrnor-SIDNEY EDGERTON, Baunack City.
Aeretary-JOHN T. COB'RN.
CAitf Justice--f. L. HOSMER.
Associate Justice-L. B. WILLISTON.
. --L. E. MUvsox.
Attnrn.y-Geitcral-E. B. NEALLEY, Virginia.
U. S. Marshal-GEO. M. PINNEY.
Assis't U. S. Marshal-J. X. BEIDLaR.
8srveyor-General-M. BOYD.
Auditor Jo IUN 8. Lorr.
trass fru JOtN J. HULL.
Siuperinenden: of Putblic Instruction-T. J. DIMSDALE.
Assessor-T. C. EVERTS.
Collector Intcrnat Rcvenae-N: P. LANGFORD.
Clerk of the U. 8. District Court-A. M. TORBET.
unicipal Officers of Virginia City.
Mayor-P. S. PPOUTS.
Police M.:,tr-te-T. WW. Talliaferro.
Marshal-William Deascey.
Clerk-Chas. J. ID. Curtis.
daorey-.John C. T'urk.
Treasrrr--.Johu S. Rockfellow.
Assessor-Thomas Pearsun.
Assistant City Maashal--Jerry Lewis.
eanty Officers of Madison County.
Countp Commirsioners-John Potter, Chairman; J. E.
u-lurg. Fred. K. Root.
Probate Judge-O. F. Strickland.
SSerif--Neil Howie.
Ictinj Slriff--G. 0. Bisseil.
IDepuzy .hergs-H. L. CrawfLrd, James William.,, J. B.
Treasurer-Theo. Muffly.
Recorder-. N. . ill.
Co.sty Assessor-J. Armitage.
manders & Cook,
TTORNEYS AT LAW and Solicitors in Chancery,
Virginia City, Montana Territory. 3-1y'
WVm. Chumasero,
TTORNEY :.T LAW, Virginia City. Montana Ter
ritory. Offmoe in Post Office Building, on Wallace
C. Turk. W. L. Brown.
Turk & Brown,
Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. Ofifee,
Geo. Hanna & Co.'s store, Wallace street, Virginia
Y, .T. 45-57*
John S. Atchison.
OTARY PUBLIC, Revenue Stamps and Blanks for
sale at Allen & Millard's Bank, Virginia City, Mon
Territory- 43-55*
WVm. Decker,
URGEON DENTIST. Office two doors west of Now
lan's Bank Building. Patients visited at their residence
desired. 30-42
Justus Cooke,
INERAL AUCTIONEER. Particular attention giv
in to the sale of Live Stock and Real Estate, sales
Stocks of Goodi in Store. Ofce at the Elephant Car
Virginia City, M. T. 18-44*
8. Lewis, N. B. Hale, D. M. Gillett
Lewis, Hale & Co.,
at Jewelry made to order from the Native Gold, and
ated. Partionular attention paid to repairing Fine
sthes. Also, Engraving doe. to order. i of the
Watch, Jackson Street, Virginia City, M. .
February 25, 1865- 411.
Roath and Co.
MERICAN WATCHES just received direet from the
& MIaufactories. Every description of Jewelry mane_
from the Native Gold. Call, eamine speimes,
thena jd Sign of the MAMMOTH WATCH, Vlr
City, Montana Territory. Ceaner of Jal.on and
"ilase streets, in the City Book Store. 44
H. Jameson.
CE four doors east of Jacksao aid Walloe streets.
Homle and Real Estate A te. rBueld rented,
U paid, Abstracts of Title bspec. -
asn the neeeary papers relating to Lde Claims
to New Y Particular attention gien to the
and shbipping of money. Re.trence :-J. .Is
Co. W. Tilton & Co.,, Pfoats & ella Job A
t Co. 41-st
Hosmer and Hauser,
LAIM AGENTS, bare etabUlhed as a ony Ior the
PUcase and ale of Gold and Silver Quarts Claim in
e*nt parts of the Territory. One of the partners will
Sin penon, to the inteduction and sale of Lode* in
York, Philadelphia and other Eastrn ities, aad the
to obtninm the ame in this eity. Arangemt t.
b made ear in the Spring, for expare good to
ew York Ofce, ad fr procurin reliable asays as
esa in this city. O 5ee at the Pot Obes, and t S.
Srr & Co.'s Ban. on WelaUce Street. 3B-50c
Jefferson Hoese,
dorsm beMo t" e Piewr's Homes, Idi aot,
B. PILES, begs to infrm the publie that he ha
Spe d t ho use for border, nad will feraish
ato t customers. His table will be mpplied
e best that the arket sords. 8pecial ate-de
tparidto theaoaort ft his Cg0to . 15
~t~l=,~Ug~i~=jh ?'V
Wallace -Street, Virginia City, M. T.,
J9, -. CASTNER, Proprieter.
T HIS Popular Hotel, which forms part of Castner's
Building, has been edlarged and refitted in a style to
meet the demands of the Public. Its larder is well sup
plied, and its tables furnished with the best the mauret
The Idaho Billiard Hail,
carried on by HULL & CASTNER, contains four First Cla
Billiard Tables, where the lovers of the game can always
be accommodated. The old friends of J. J. Hull and J. L
Castner, can always find them at.the Idaho.
Thoe having Territorial funds to deposit, should call at
the Idaho, where the office of the Treasurer is situated.
Nebrask]a Ha e,
i. the Baildings formerly known as Hutch's Saloon, and the
old Post Oce, Jackson St., Virginia City, M T.,
Col. H. P. DOWl.S, Preopr.
mHE proprietor begs respectfilly to inform his friends
T and the public generally, that Board and Lodging in
good style can be obtained at his establishment. No pain
will be spared to present a well spread table to his guest.
The comlft and accomodation of his patrons will be sedal
lously attended to. Breakfast on table from 6:30 to9 o'clock
a. m.; Dinner, 12 m., to 2 p. ni.; Supper, 6 to 7 p. m.
A good Feed Stable and Corral attached to the premises,
and also a Grazing Ranche, where cattle will)be watched
day and night. The pasture is excellent and water abun
dant. 45-tf
S Secord & Fancette,
hand and manafacturlg from the best material, all
styles of Saddles, Bridles, Shnle and Double Harness, or
anything else made in a first es saddler shop. 27-5~*
Dodge & Thexton,
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS and Plough Manufactur
era. Cover street, Virginia City, Ploughs of the best
description, suitable for Ranchmen in this country, made to
order in the best possible manner. Horses, Mules and
Cattle shod in the most approved manner. 29-54*
Johnson & Sehuyler.
HTAVE RE-FITTED and opened the Mountain Bowling
SSaloon, one door east of Allen & Millard's Bank, and
invite all those wishing good exercise, choice Liquors and
Cigars, to call and see them. They have also reduced the
price of rolling to FIFTY CENTS.
April 1st, 1865. 3t'-45*
Helena House,
H ELENA CITY, Montana Territory. The above
named House is now opened for guests and boarders.
Good beds, and the best the market affords, for the table,
at reasonable prices. B. B. Burchett,
3m-42 Proprietor.
E. M. Dunphy.
W HOLESALE and Retail Grocer, Storage and Com
mission Merchant, west side Main street, Helena,
Montana Territory.
A large and complete assortment of Fancy and Staple
Groceries on hand, at figures to suit the times. Give us a
call. 39-51*
Occidental Billiard Hall.
Street, Virginia City. The finest tables in town. The
bar supplied with the best of Liquors and Cigars.
Shaving and llair Dressing Saloon.
1 Wallace street, Virginia City.
Idaho Hotel.
.TALLACE STREET, Virginia City, M. T., J. M.
Castner, Prorietor- The proprietor announces to
his old friends and thle public generally, that he is now
prepared to accomwncdate boarders by the meal, day or
week at low rates. His table is furnished with the best the
market affords. c26-52
Assay Office.
W ALLACE STREET. one door below Nolan & Co.'s
Bank. Gold and Silver, and Ores or every descrip
tion Assayed. I guarantee my assays, and will pay any
difference which may arise between tlem and the L: 8.
Mint. 38 D. GILBERT.
BRUNDY'S MILL, on the Stinkingwater is now pre
pared to saw bills of Lumber of any size at short notice.
Their Lumber Yard in Virginia City, is in the Warsaw
Corral, on Idaho Street, where they constantly keep the
best article of all kinds of lumber, at reasonable rates.
Also, a good assortment of all kinds of Sash and Lath kept
constantly on hand. 44
John R. Gilbert,
VENUE, for the First Division of the Collection Dis
trict of Montana, embracing Madison County. Office, first
door east of City Drug Store.
Virginia City. April 27, 1865. 36-88'
Joseph Marion,
H AY SCALES STORE, Wallace Street, Virginia City.
Commission Merchant. Cash advanced on consign
ments. A general assortment of Miners Outfitting Goods.
Provisions, Vegetables, etc., etc. 42-67*
Eggers and Ludlow.
L UMBER YARD, SuccessorstoGamble, Walker&Co.,
corner of Idaho and Broadway streets, Virginia City,
M. T. All kinds of Sluice and Building Lumber. Lum
ber bills filled on short notice. Also yards at Centreville
and Nevada. .- 44
John H. Ming,
C.ORNER of Wallace and Jackson streets, Virgiala City,
Montana Territory. Books and Stationery. Whole
sale and Retail. Groceries, Boots and Shoes.
Garden Seeds.
ALL you that want CHOICE GARDEN SEEDS of
Every Description,. direct from the Agricultural De
partment, at Washington, call at
Assay Office.
THE UNDERSIGNED are now prepared to assay cor
rectly in small or large quantities theores of Montana.
Silver, Gold, Copper, Lead. Antimony, or Bismuth. Ofilce
No. 2, of Content's Block, corner of Wallace and Jackson
Streets, Virginia. W. Y. LOVELL, &CO.
Lumber Yard.
WXTE have in our Lumber Yard on the corner of Idaho
aV andBroadway streets, Virginia City, a complete as
sortment of White Pina and other Lumber, and csa supply
customers on the shortest notice. Orders may be left at the
Lumber Yard and will be promptly illed. We have the
enly mill in the Territory which runs Winter and u8mmer,
and can fll orders at all seasons.
J. T. Henderson.
Street, Virginia City, Montana Territory. 5-1y*
Iron and Steel Turning.
MACHINERY Repaired, Billiard Balls turned, &e.
Every description of Gan work peribrmed, in good
style. Ammunition of all kinds kept constantly on hand.
Powder Lead, Caps, Navy and Dragoon Bal, Shot and
ludg n . ALEXANDER KEi.MP,
4W Gun shop, Wallae* St., Virgia City.
.JtIcCrth'sV Easpres.
Viria City every Thn.aday, fr
Germab GlthIC, VA $Slver now.
o45e at Rocklllow & Daaee', Virlia Ci .
Coimr Gold Dust, TreaMury Notes, amd
Ferelga and Demestic Exchange.
Des Moies, low. Virgini City, M. T.
COlty XBalmery.
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.'he natlam 151 lrdes at Pert Ieater.
In the attack by the Indians at Bentbn,
it appears that Frank Angevine killed one
of the chiefs. Isidore, a Mexican, mej, in
the camp of the South Peagans, a savage
who was in the fight, and he said the man
"with a tooth out in front" was the one who
killed the chief, and therefore they scalped
him- The real cause of the outbreak dates
farther back than we supposed. During
the winter, Charley Carson, a cousin of the
resowned Kit Carson, was trapping along
the Missouri, with two comrades, when three
Bloods stole their horses. Charley and bhis
comrades pursued them, caught them cook
ing, shot them, anl regained their horses.
It was to revenge this that the Blood war
party, one hundred and eighty strong, started
out. Thev intended to kill all the whites at
Ophil, ana the slaughter of the ten men,
desciibed in our last, saved the rest, who
were ignorant of the vielnity of the Indiame.
Samuel Chamberlain, with the owner of the
cortal at, Ophir, and the eook of the boat,
rode up to the scene of the fight and founJ
N. W. Burris, about half an hour after his
murder, and the reason why the party did
not all go from the boat wag that many had
families,- and there were but nine saddles
there. It was thought that the Indians
would cut in between the parties and the
boat, murder the woman and children, and
fire the steamer; so they waited till morn
ing; when, on going up, they found the
men all stripped, except Abraham Lott, who
had on a shirt, in the pocket of which was
about $40 in greenbacks and nuggets. This
has been forwarded to his wife. The kill
ing of the party could not possibly have
been in retribution for the shooting of the
three at Benton. as the assassination hap
pened next day, and the war party were out
a month previously, and knew nothing about
it. Isidore found this out. Four or five
weeks before, they were stealing horses,
which is their custom, to prevent the whites
following them, and they attack afterwards.
We subjoin a correct list of the murdered
men, with such particulars as we can learn
of their residences and families:
N. W. Burris, from Burris City, Iowa.
He was the founder of that place, which
was named after him. He leaves a wife and
several children in the States.
Abrahlam Lott, UIson, iiiinois, is marnea,
and came out only last January. A young
man took charge of his property and started
for the States to hand it to Lott's wife, with
whom be is acquainted. The deceased had
in his pocket over $500 in coin, which the
Indians got.
Franklin Friend and George Friend were
brothers from Iowa, and of their family and
place of residence nothing has yet reached
John Andrews was from Oregon here.
His parents resiae in New Jersey. Nothing
known of his family.
Henry Martin-Iowa.
E. J.'Martin-Residence not known. He
had a discharge from the 18th Missouri Vol
Frank Angevine was partner to Tom
Baume, of this city. He was not mar
ried, but the young lady to whom he was
engaged seems to have had a clear presenti
ment of his approaching death.
James Perie, a colored man, in the employ
of H. Phillbrook. The Indians say he
fought well.
A day or t o befcrj the massacre, six
Indians came up to two wagons owned by
Phillbrook and Carleton, and commenced
plundering, seizing one man by the beard.
Jas. Perie, the colored man, presented his
gun, and would have shot one of the sav
ages, but was prevented. The Indians gave
back and retreated, but not before they had
lighted a fire in the wagons. This happened
about a mile from Ophir, and the men being
frightened, came up and joined the company
at once. There were one hundred and
eighty Indians in the war party, and they
rode away with such speed that they entered
the Peagan camp, nearly one hundred miles
distant, at 8 a. x. The party left an Indian
rifle, between 1,500 aqd 2,000 pounds of
dried meat, a brass camp kettle, and a large
quantity of mocasins and squaw dresses,
such wasrtheir hurry to be off. They also
lost a piece of a scalp. The way the scalp
is taken is this: Two or three Indians com
mence cutting behind each ear upwards,
and then take off the top, making three
pieces, which the owners produce at the
scalp dance, and the trophy counts a "coup"
towards their promotion to the rank of chief.
Two or three days before this, a scouting
party of eight Indians crept stealthily ap in
the evening, but were discovered by a dog
which at once gave the alarm. The men
turned out and corralled them; whereupon
they called oat, "don't shoot," and gave
themselves up. Their guns were taken
away and locked up till morning. They
were then returned, and the vermin suffered
to depart. A half-breed named Battiste,
living with a Gros-Ventre squaw, was
informed by her that they were Blood
Indians, but she stated that she was afraid
to tell it while they were there.
is related that one of the St. Albans raid,
ers. after his discharge by Judge Coursol
found himself pretty tightly cornered in
attempting his escape. He therefore dressed
in woman's clothing, and a baby was bor
rowed of a person in Montreal for which
the sum of $400 was deposited for security
for its return. With this precieus cargo the
young rascal started overland for Halifax,
and carried the infant nearly the whole
way, his companion on the journey actually
being a detective officer. The latter gal
lantly attended, as in duty bound, to the
behests of his fair lady traveler, including
the not unfrequent demands of the young
ster. How the detective and his frail com
panion finally became separated, or how the
suspicions of the representative of the law
became quieted, deponent saith not. It is
sufficient to say, no arrests were made on
that occasion.-Montreal Herald.
TaRU TO THKIa OxzoAnimanox-Tho testi
mony of Edward Frazer, of St. Louis, who
revealed the plot to burn stemboat, bridges
and hospitals, diclosed the fact that the
men engaged is it were mea ber. of the
Order of American Knights, orn·ea of
Liberty. The leader of the gg was
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The Ceosmittee on the Cemct of thein
The different opinions vouchsafed by the
press of New York City as to the Committee
on the Conduct of the War, go to. show how
muoh a man's views are biassed and dis
torted by the medium .through whiol he
makes his observations:
The truth is, that this War Committee is
one of the grandest humbugs that Congress
"has ever inflicted upon the -country. It is
simply a political machine, designed for the
work of poiiahing up the military brass of
suck meneu Butler and passing it upon the
people for pure gold. Ben. Wade and his
colleagues in that committee are no more
competent to judge of military services, or
the military ability of a general, than any
other reasonably intelligent civilian. Nor
were they ever expected to decide correctly
upon such questions. Their mission has
been to whitewash the reputation of men
who are better politicians than generals;
and frojl the indications so far received,
their efforts have been decidedly successful.
When the members of this unparalleled
Committee shall, one by one, have been
gathered to their fathers, we devoutly trust
that a nation's gratitude will provide them
with a common tomb on the memorable field
of Big Bethel, inscribing thereon, in ater
nam rei memoriam: "Here lies buried, in a
just despair of any resurrection, a Congres
sional committee which, having organized
distrust, jealousy, and suspicion in the
darkest hour of our national annals, reso
lutely withstood the progress of order, con
fidence, and hope in our military councils
through three eventful years, and died at
last in the moment of national victory,
faithful to itself and to its traditions. The
cause of Grant and triumph pleased Heaven
and the eople; but Butler the Committee!"
- World.
Ben. Wade's pocket Committee on the
Conduct of the War has concluded its labors
and adjourned. From the summary of the
report we see that all our generals are pro
nounced failures except Ben. Butler. They
also deelare that Gen. Butler was right in
not taking Fort Fisher, and therefore Terry
was wrong in capturing it.- Herald.
When history comes to be written, it will
be found that the Committee on the Conduct
of the War have done a service to the coun
try far beyond mere contributions to afuture
understanding of the last four years' events.
They have been the censors as well as the
annalists of our war, and it is owing to them
more than any other one single influence
that the lax administration of our armies in
the early years of the rebellion was ex
changed for a sterner rule, and that imbe
cility, indifference, cowardice, and treachery
were finally expelled from the army over
which they had dominated for two years in
the guise of generals. Before this relent
less inquisition, shams had to vanish and
faicts to appear. The loftiest reputation, the
widest popularity, the most magnificent
charlatanism of the century was made to
crumble at the touch of this talisman of
truth; and the work was so thoroughly done
that if the Committee had no other claim
on the gratitude of the Republic than having
toppled down McClellan from his self-erected
pedestal, it would not have existed in vain,
nor would posterity withhold from it a tribute
of lasting admiration.- Tribune.
M. c Icellaneta Ite.] s.
Governor Bross delivered a spirit stirring
address to the people of Virginia, Nevada,
on the 25th ult.
Forest City, Cal., was entirely destroyed
by fire on the 28th alt. Mrs. Sims was
burned to death, and Mrs. Jane Gloss burned
severely. The post-office and telegraph office
shared the fate of the city.
A "delegation" from our navy is to visit
Russia during the summer. There will be
an addition madeto our squadrons at all for
eign ports, so that American citizens will not.
again bave to seek the protection of the
British Consuls, as has so often been the
case heretofore.
The postmasters in' the rebel States, to
the number of nine hundred, are about to
suffer in real estate for their defalcations.
Most of them were heavily in debt to the
Government at the commencement of the
rebellion, and a special act of Congress per
mits the seizure of real estate in satisfac
tion of the claims of the Department against
It is reported that a large quantity of cin
nabar has been lately discovered at New
Almeda, Cal.
lowles, .illigan and .lersey, whose sen
tence for treason was commuted to incar
ceration, are now at'the Ohio Penitentiary.
The Enterprise of the 30th, has a myste
rione column of verse on the fair sex there
located, in which one lady is compared to
the Maelstrom,which absorbs everything and
grinds it to pieces. Perhaps she has a large
appetite. The eyes of Niobe (red with cry
ing) are assigned to a charming duleinea;
another is described as, "a lace spangled
matron teeming with love." A Miss
M-r-sh-ll was deemed "of Heaven a
sign." As they "neither marry nor are
given in marriage" up there, we should say
this was not much of a compliment to Miss
M. The funniest toouh is thus written:
"Diamonds lashed o'er hae ike the gs is her soul,
Announctug to mortals Nick Ar----n's Qi..,"
CGl is what must have been meant. A girl
with "geme in her soul" would be able to
make her own terms with Barnum. It also
appears that the gay sparks of Nevada go
whissing and puffing "like an engine that
reels," st the heels of- their sweethearts.
We would send them some photographs to
coasole them, if we did not know that the
deocriptious wee intended for high compli
ments. As for the. ualaeky poetaster, if
Mesdemolselles Maelstrom, NiQbe, or "the
signot Heaven" (hopeless old maid ) don't
attend to his ease, it is no basines of ours;
but i is ot in eacht verse that we should
siu o 4 1 fair ladies of Montena. Poets
are born,; not msas.
A drunken soldier in the army in India,
aviaig lately been oonied in the Blak
Hole for iatosketion, felt something orawl
ijg over hius Knowont it to be a serpent
and fearing its deady bite, he kept quite
still, while the r le errwled inside hi
jasket sad eoiled himself up fm a nap.
When the -gard eme ti to relese him some
P & Qht~
The Imdtasmenma on Jlei. DsvI s aa d
The Grand Jury of the District of Columbia
on the 26th inst., indicted Jefferson Davis
and John Cabul Breckinridge for high trea
son. The trial was to take place before the
civil court, composed of Chief Justice D.
K. Carter and Judges Olin and Wiley. The
overt act was the last July raid within the
District of Columbia. District Attorney
Carrington asked for a bench warrant for
Breckinridge, who had not been caught, and
that steps should be taken to bring Davis
before the court for trial.
The indictment sets forth that Jefferson
Davis. late of the county of Henrico, in the
State of Virginia, Yeoman, being an inhab
itant of and resident within the said United
States of America, and owing allegiance and
fidelity to the said United States of America,
not having the fear of God before his eyes,
nor weighing the duty of his said allegiance,
but being moved and seduced by the insti
gation of the devil, wickedly devising and
disturbing the peace and tranquility of the
United States, did move and excite rebellion
in the year 1864, being the leader and com
mander-in-chief of the insurgents, who,
under his direction, did unlawfnlly and
traitorously assemble, to the number of
2,0(0 and upward, and marched in a war
like manner-that Is to say, with drums and
colors, with cannon, muskets, carbines,
swords, cutlasses, and other warlike weap
ons. as well offensive as defensive, from the
said county of Henrico. in the State of
Virginia aforesaid. to the county of Wash
ington aforesaid, in the District of Columbia
aforesaid, and levying war against the
United States government by assaulting,
attacking and making war upon a certain
fort of the United States of America, called
Fort Stevens, and known as Fort Stevens,
the said Fort then and there being used and
occupied by the military forces of the said
United States of America, and did then and
there, to-wit, on the day and year last afore
said, at the county and in the district last
aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of this
Court, with force and arms, wickedly and
traitorously, by means of the said cannon,
muskets, carbines, pistols, swords, cutlasses,
powder, shot, shells, cartridges, percussion
caps, and other warlike weapons, so fur
nished, provided and supplied by the said
Jefferson Davis, as aforesaid, oppose, attack,
assault and make war upon the troops and
military forces of the said United States of
America, then and there assembled, and did
kill and wound a large number, to-wit : the
number of five hundred and upward of the
said troops of the said United States of
America, and persons then and there, to-wit.
on the day and year last aforesaid, and in
the county and district aforesaid, and within
the jurisdiction of this court, being a part
or tae military forces of said United States
of America; and the jury say that he, the
said Jefferson Davis, with the said insur
gents, so traitorously assembled, armed and
arra7ed as aforesaid, most wickedly, mali
ciously and traitorously, did ordain, pre
pare, levy and carry on war against the said
United States of America, for the subver
sion of the government of the said United
States of America, contrary to the duty of
his said allegiance and fidelity, against the
Constitution, peace and government of this
United States of America, and against the
form of the statute of the said United
States of America, in such case made and
The following indorsement appears on the
back of the indiotment:'
United States vs. Jefferson Davis. Tre,
son. Witnesses-Francis P. Blair, sr., Jno.
R. Claggett, Gen. M. D. Hardin, Thomas F.
Maury, M. D., George E. Kirk, John U.
True Bill.
GuoaRs A. BonaER, Foreman.
May 26th, 1865.
Less of the Steamer Golden Rule.
By the arrival of the mail steamer Sacra
mento we learn that the steamshi) Golden
Rule, running on the line from New York to
Nicaragua, was wrecked on the morning of
the 30th of May, on Roncador reef, about
thirty miles from the Island of Old Provi
dence. The steamer was bound from New
York to Greytown, Nicaragua, and had on
board about six hundred and twenty passen
gers for San F.ancisco, besides a full crew,
all of whom were saved and landed on the
Island. The passengers only saved what
clothing they had on. Provisions and bed
dihg were landed from the wreck, and tents
were built from the sails. John M. Rogers,
purser, reached Aspinwall on the 6th of
Jone, being nine days in an open boat. The
United States steamers Hantwell and State
of Georgia left Aspinwall for the wreck, and
returned on the 11th of June with all the
passengers. When these steamers left the
island, the Golden Rule was fast going to
pieces, and wreckers were at work. 'The
Golden Rule's passengers crossed the
Isthmus June 12th, and embarked on board
the Amerie. the same davy
The Precits Corriengea of Panama, says.
Captain Dennis, of the Golden Role, had
been celebrating his birth-day, and was
intoxieated at the time of the wreck. When
urged to leave his cabin and put the vessel
on the right course, he had a cyprian with I
him, and refused to come out, saying the
ship was all right. In half an hour she
struck. His eonduet after the wreck is stig.
matized as brutal. The officers of the
Hnutwell and State of Georgia, also of the
Americas, and the residents of Aspinwall
and Panama, are heartily commended for
their exertions in behalf of the sufferers
from the wreek. 4
The Golden Rule was insured for sixh&n
dred thousand dollarh. Victor Smith bud I
charge of twomiliuon of greenabseks which'
were lost.
purnxo the late Indian mutiny, one of the
blacks who had been caught in the commis
sion of the most revolting atrocities on the
person of an oofer's lady, was tried by a
court martial. The case was transparently
clear, and nearly ended, when a sergeant
called out, "Please your honors, his hair is
gettingwhite." In a few minutes it became
like snow.
I.Aji was reading to his mother the head
li o of o of th telgraphie oolemaer
the Commerxv4, ot Tuaeday last, and whbm
he came to "Jeff. Davis to e conaind at
IW -s * = 4als M1't
5.r15as Clambi e iSne a swns.
Commissioner Young has favored as with
the following liest of dutie e merehandim
going into Kooteai:
"'The following articles are subect to an
ad valorem duty of fifteen per eent: iseo,
butter, cheese, green coffee, flour, lard, oas,
gunpowder, dry goods sad clothing.
The following articles are subject to as
ad valorem duty of twenty per cent: Beans,
blankets, candles, ground cofee, drugs,
chemicals, rice and sugar.
The following articles are sabjeet to an
ad valore. duty of twelve and a half per
cent: Axes, barley, beef (salt), billiard
tables, camphene, chocolate, eider, confec
tionery, cordials, earthenware, ire-arms,
preserved fruits, furniture, glass gass
ware, groceries (not otherwise provided for),
hardware, iron-mongery, harness, saddlery,
iron, steel, leather, molasses, nails, paints,
potatoes, rope, shot, soap, stationery. tar,
tin, vegetables, wagons, woodware sad yeest
Onium is aubi et to a dativ e fr
upum is suboPet to a duty of iLy per
cent.; cbampagne, forty per cent.; wines,
(various), twenty-Ive per cent.; bitten,
forty per cent.; tobacco, thirty per cent.;
playing cards, thirty per cent.
Everything not enumerated is subject to
a duty of twelve and a half per cent.
Subject to ad valorum and spe ia duties :
Spirits and distilled liquors of alikinds,for
eyery gallons Imperial measure, (ten Am.
galls. equal eight Imp. galls.), of full
strength, or less than full strength of proof.
by Sykes' hydrometer, $1,50 per gallon.
And so on in proportion for any greater
strength than proof. And on the value
thereof, at the place from whence last im
ported, twenty per cent.
Cigars and cheroots per 100, $1,00, and on
the value thereof at the place frQm whence
last imported, twenty per cent.
Bulls, cows, calves, oxen, horses, asses
and mules, $1,50 per head.
Sheep, goats and hogs, fifty cents per head.
Free of duty: Agricultural implements,
pig-iron, fresh fish, poultry, seeds, bulbs
and roots, to be used in agriculture; coal,
eggs, hay, salt, lumber, books and papers,
baggage, apparel, etc.
wa_ n_ vnrmn
Acting A. C. Custom.
WILD Hoasa Camsx, Kootenai.
--N. I. Radiaor.
The Cear D'Aleae Hlaes*-Tke R.r
citemenas lmcreaslmg.
The excitement in Lewiston, consequent
upon the gold discoveries in Coeur d'Alene
mountains, has been steadily on the increase;
whether from adequate cause, the reader,
upon receiving such facts as we are in pose
session of, must be his own judge.
But one man, that we are aware of, has
come to Lewiston during the week from the
Coeur d'Alene mountains. This man-a
Frenchman-tells a straightforward story,
and the fact that he is going right back set
ties its truthfulness, in our mind. He came
d in for supplies, yesterday-started out in the
evening, and has not been seen in town
d since. We presume he is now under way,
f returning. He states that the gold of the
basin he is operating in is coarse, and that
S the basin is quite extensive. He bad fre
e quently ges a dollar to the pan. He seemed
d to impart what imformation was drawn
from him reluctantly. He would not, or
could not, disclose the exact locality; but it
is understood to be not over sixty or seventy
miles from Coeur d'Alene Mission. This
man's statements, so far as they go, may,
we believe, be depended upon.
A Mr. Donnelly came in, yesterday, from
the Spokane river. He represents the excite
ment all along the road to be more intease,
if possible, than here. Packers, who were
destined for Kootenai, left their trains is
charge of Indians, and turned of in. search
of the new gold fields.. The fever had
become general among those whose original
intention it was to go to Fisherville, sad
Kootenai was dropped from mind among
them as a by-gone. Mr. D. met thirty or
thirty-five bound from Lewiston to CgOr
d'Alenc, and several different parties from
Walla Walls. As parties have been forover
a week leaving hero daily, and others are
constantly starting oat, he could not have
seen but a small per centage of the full
number on the road. Mr. Scranton, of this
place, came in from Fisherville last Saturday
-nearly a week earlier than Mr. Donnelly
-and he gives about the same version of
Here we will let the matter rest, boping
by our next, to be in possession of decisive
faots.-N. I. Radiator.
ACCOWDIbG to "Langley's Directory," San
Francisco contains a population of 142,000
souls, has 14,443 buildings, and 1,654 estab
lishments where liquors are retilled. There
are three persons, on the average, employed
in each liquor establishment, making 4,962
employed in that business alone. From
these figures, it will be seen that in nearly
every eighth building there is a liquor saloon,
that there is one saloon for every sixty-sight
inhabitants, and that about every twenty
second person aaked a living for imself
(and family if he has one,) out of tbhYI' ae
business. While the bibulous appetitle~
men are thus provided for, there are 63
hotels, boarding houses and restauran, to
provide solids for the inner man. Thus
where there is osne public drinkin; pinace to
68 inhabitants, there is one public feeding
place for each 174. A streager in the sity
can Ind tiro places to drink in easierth
he can fnd one where he can get a dinner.
CooL.ST Yrr.-Everybody wants a notice
of every miinng claim-grti, of coourse
Few of those who are on the speculae ever
think of the county paper, except when mes
dead-head notice might help them. The
coolest yet, was fellow who jumped a laim
of our, the other day, and them ak s to
;ive it a notice, as he wihed to get oapitl
interested and ake something out of It
Humbodr Retf r.
Tu Bio ESiowinos On m.-A dhpatek
to tbh Salt Lake pwpm', from Jshbqsg
4At4d June 2tk,. syo; "There Is as
mense emigration weemi t-one Itt- S
tho~usad wagons, $m owe" 1* the
twmt d4aj. 1hosre ane a pre
woan= and- oild~t. Glen. Clno ,
#ad bpnquadrttn Oartled tWi somb
?o~t Lorft Le tal qpie al~opg 4. r
-4i.St ov-i4ý'u Aambf
En Aiea . '4IT~t~L
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