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A Newspaper, Devoted tho te Mineral, Agrioultural aM CommNercial Interest. o1r Mo.m-nt Oa-'-r,
The EMeitaas PaL
D. W. TILTO A CO., - - - UI E
t Orur Agents in the different towns
.I,,d miing ramps of the Territory and
,ler w.ere, trill please take notice that the
., rmno. of subsctription for the PoeT have
:,wn inrefaed to $3.50 per quarter, $5.00
t;, r.ix nonthAx, and $8.00 for one year.
W\hile many surmises are indulged
i as to the result of the present attempt
.o reconstruct the Federal Union on a
-secture and lasting basis :; and a universal
l..sire exists for a speedy settlement of
;he .estranemennt now existing between
the North and South, as well as the three
-,espective heads of the Government ; we
are apt to, ,overlook the magnitude of the
Strk . .he many and diverse interests
;nvolved, and that to harmonize all
hli..- requires time, talent, patience and
.:nremnitting effort. The question is one
,1,p'n which there is no precedent of the
.ast to lease present action; and the
,orestitution is as void of any explicit
i~-truetions to guide in the adjustment
,f tl, ditticulties with which the prob
1m is nofw surrounded, as it was claimed
v the insurgents to be in authorizing a
r,.sort to coercion on the part of the
•.ntral tovernment. when they saw fit
* wit hdlraw their respective States from
-iihir allegiance. Such being the case,
rested with Congress either to pass a
aw UiWnm compliance with which the
States nmight be restored to their tormer
relations with the government : or to
prepare a series of amendments which,
twiinm ratified by three-fourths of the
States. would become an incorporate
:,art of thel Constitution, and furnish an
authority upon which to base subsequent
!egislation. The latter was chosen as
t:he most acceptable method to all con
(-erned : and after months required to
devise' and perfect them, five amend
ments were submitted by the committee
and passed the Senate 33 to 11 and the
House 139 to 36. These amendments
contained nothing humiliating to the
South, and the door was opened by
which it could return to representation
and all the privileges of the North. The
first guarantees the right of citizenship
inot suffrage) to all persons born or nat
uralized in the United States. The sec
ond bases the representation from each
State upon the number of its enfran
chised citizens. The third prohibits
persons who have held office under the
federal government and afterwards en
gaged in the attempt to overthrow it,
from holding any political office unless
CongreEs shall remove or modify the dis
ability. The fourth requires the repudia
tion of the rebel, and prohibits a repudi
ation of the national debt. The fifth
empowers Congress to enforce these guar
antees by appropriate legislation. These
have been rejected, and the great work
must again begin. It will probably now
be presented in the form of an enact
ment containing the same general prin
'iples set forth in the amendments.
There is already in the hands of the
committees more business than the pro
ment session can complete. The necessity
for action is imperative, and the emer
gency is met by the novel idea of assem
bling the Fortieth Congress on the 4th
of March instead of the following Decem
her. The authority for doing this is
plainly conferred in the fourth section
of article first of the Constitution, as
follows :
" Tlh Conrer.~ sball assemble at least once in
.-verv \-ear and Duch meeting shall be on the first
Monday of December. unless they sha by iw p
point a diff'remt day."
VWhether we shall have a delegate
hcer' or not, depends upon the receiving
: instructions from Washington. The
...ting Governor will, on the receipt of
-:*.sI" instructions, either assume the
r1ponsibility of ordering an election, or
.1l t,..ether the Legislature, upon
A ,(,,m tie' duty properly devolves.
.n . rc,,fnt article in the ' Gazettc."
: r .., caption of " political recrean
. ;rl ind :everal assertions that
- ;it-: t.'warrds the Republican party
S;: nited States Congress. The
- t, ,lesr President Johnson in op
i , :, i ongrt, and asserts that the
:.,r rlposes to force negro suffrage
n h.i< Suth. lv virtue of Constitutional
..:" :. 1in:·.'" Through the exertions
" ,'l.1,)cratic organs it has been herald
• tar awnl wide that this is a component
art tf the amendments submitted to
i. `tates. It is untrue, unjust, mall
ius, and the very reverse of the facts.
The section referred to reads thus: " All
Persons born or astmralised in the
U:nited States, and subject to the juris
6ont.o tbheret, ae ditms of the
United States, sad the State wheean
they reside. No Stae shall make o e
forae y law whieh shal abridge the
privileges or the armanties of dUti as
of the United Statese or shall any State
deprive any person of iie, liberty, or pen
perty, without due precem of law, nor
deny to any person within its jurisdlc
tion the equal protection of the laws."
Is suffrage either expressed or implied in
this? If it is, what is there to prevent
minors and women from voting? On
the contrary, the second section contains
this : " Whenever the right to vote at
any election for electors for President
and Vice President, or for United States
representatives in Congress, executive
and judicial offiqers, or the members of
the Legislature thereof, is denied to any
of the male inhabitants of such State,
being twenty-one years of age and citi
zens of the United States, or in any way
abridged except for participation in re
bellion or other crime, the basis of rep
resentation therein shall be feduced in
the proportion of the number of such
male citizens of twenty-one years of age
in that State." Is that " dishonorable"
or "ignominious," simply asking, that
should they refuse any person the right
of suffrage that he should not count in
their representation. Does any north- i
ern State enjoy any privi:ege not guaran
teed to the South ? These are the amend
ments against which you inveigh, and
say " the south should be advised never
to surrender or succumb to." You
charge Congress with encroachments on
the rights of the South, and the adoption
of unequal and oppressive laws. Yet
you have not a word to say about the
conduct of the Executive. Did he not
after the rebellion was ended, appoint
Provisional (ioveinors for the submissive
and unarmed States, and assume that
the rebellion had been " revolutionary,"
and had deprived the people under its
sway of all civil government? Did he
not require the assembling of a " conven
tion compoedd of delegates to be chosen
by that portion of the people of said
State who are loyal to the United States
and no others, for the purpose of altering
and amending the Constitution of said
State ?" Did he not as late as October,
insist that it was not enough that the
South should ratify the amendment pro
hibiting slavery evermore, but must re
pudiate the rebel debt ? Did he not or
der the dispersion by military force of
any Legislature chosen under the rebel
lion who should assume power to make
laws, after the rebellion had fallen ? and 4
finally, did he not suggest to the Gover- 1
nor of Mississippi the expediency of con
ferring suffrage upon the negroes of that
State, as an example for other States to
follow T When you fire off year gun
again Mr. Gazette, put in a true ball and
don't shoot at your own men.
From the Walls Walls Satesman, we
learn that a memorial has been introdune
ed in the Legislature of Washington
Territory. in relation to the Mullan road,
which will be presented by that body to
Congress. It asks for an appropriation
of one hundred thousand dollars, which
is claimed will, if judiciously expended,
put the road in good condition from
Walls Walls to Helena, a distance of
four hundred and forty-five miles. They
ask that a competent engineer from the
United States Topographical Bureau, be
given the superintendence of the repairs,
and that when opened it shall be a free
road. It appears that the road is, at
present, in such a condition that teams
loaded with freight and machinery can
not pass over a great portion of it, and
that but a small addition to the amount
which the government has expended on
it already, will serve to make it a great
national highway, of unestimable value
to the government as a military road,
and to the people on both sides as a chan
nel of travel and commerce. Should
there be no appropriation made as peti
itoned, it will either go to rata or pri
vte individuals and companies will
seize upon available portions of it, and
burden the immigrants and freighters
with excessive tolls. While this petition
comes from the agricultural community
of Washington Territory, it is of no less
interest to the mining population of
Idaho and Montana, and fall one hun
dred thousand people are directly inter
ested in the undertaking. Freight by
pack trains costs from Walla Walls to
Helena, thirteen to twenty-five cents per
pound in gold, while the distance is no
greater than it is from Virginia to Salt
Lake, and the route fjll yas practica
ble. During the last. season freights
rated at seven cents greenbacks, be
tween these places In the Walls Walls
valley alone, there W raised 8.0,000
bushels of when bushels of
oats, 8 b 10ao,00
bushels of corn, 4' a,.'
1,800 head of h at
eale. Wheat am
cents per brshe
a half, sad barlte t ens e a qsar
tse per pemad. ItLa reshsa that t
Jamary to November o 18S, two bea
dsed iseers euatited theme fr this regles
mad Ave thousnad hea dof atls wers
drive. to Moatana. Sould this peetioa
meet with favor, a lide of coaches will
be placed oa the mail route from Helea
to Orege.. The overland immigration
will Sad its nearest and best route
through our Territory, the freighter will
be enabled to bring to our markets the
products of the rich valleys of the Pad
Sc side, at less figures than they can be
transported from Utah or the States, the
miners will have the advantage ot a
short land route for machinery from the
Pacific cities, and we will not be entirely
dependant on any particular section for
supplies, until our own valleys are suf
ficiently developed to be self sustaining.
A memorial of the same general import
as the one from Washington Territory,
was approved by the Legislature of Mon
tana at the third Session, and we have
reason to believe that it will at an early
day, receive the attention and approval
of the authorities at Washington.
The following is clipped from a late
Georgia paper :
"8ome of the Southern press have, we doubt
not very undesignedly, aided in disseminating
false views of the feelings sand purposes of the
Northern people in respect to the South, by
republishing articles from the "Day Book,"
" Metropolitan," and other Northern journals
of the class Copperhead. These articles are
very pleasant reading. They respond fully
to the honest convictions of our people in
respect to the cause of the wsr, and the moral
and political attitudes of the parties to it.
These papers talk very confidently, too, of a
reactionary opinion in the Northern States
upon these points, and Southern hope warmly
seconds all such suggestions. But in truth
these are mere dreams, and in many respects
pernicious drema. They inspire us with false
hopes and false views of the political situa
tion, when it is most of all desirable that we
should fix our minds upon the sober truth, and
make the best of our bad and unpromising
What a rebuke is this to that portion
of the Northern press who falsely dis
seminate the idea that the people of the
North will not sustain the action of its
representatives in requiring guarantees
of future good behavior from the rebel
lious. States. All through the war, the
same journals made promises and pledg
es that there would be a grand reaction
ary movement in the North, and that
" there would rise up a majority to stop
the inhuman warfare among brothers."
The Democratic party were not more
anxious for a termination of the war,
than was the Republican. But there
were great principles involved in the
contest, and the war would have contin
ued until desolation had swept every
hill and valley of the North, ere it would
have been abandoned. And to-day
coming forth victors from the struggle
fcr freedom on the red fields of war
think you, discontented cavillers, that
they will abandon that principle in the
legislative halls? You have no such
hope; and this whining sympathy for
the disarmed and conquered South, is
but an endeavor to instill into the heaL
ing wounds of the country the vile ven
om of discord, and incite them to fresh
acts of suicidal hostility. The South
has been lured long enough by your
siren notes in the pathway: of destruc
tion; and we hail as a happy omen this
evidence of appreciation of Northern
Copperhead sympathy.
This oloe has been very much compplimt~
ed for the style in which the Laws Of the 3
sesion have been gotten up. Whilst the
printers deserve a great deal of credit, it is
also proper to give a good share to Mr. J. B.
Fowler, who prepared the Index and executed
the blnding, which reects much credit an
him, where the materials are so limited for
We have on our table a copy of the
"General Laws of Montana Territory
passed at the third session of the Legis
lature," bearing the imprint of John P.
Bruce. public printer of the Territory.
The publisher's name on the title page
contains a part of two fonts of type, and
the, lines are set at acute angles with
the list of officers on the reverse of the
page. making a very happy first impres
sion. We hope the offBeers will not run
as counter to the laws as their names
do. In this list the Governor's name is
spelled big E, little e, as the bbys spell
"Aaron" in Missouri; and in the name
of William Y. Lovell a figure 1 is sub
stituted for the letter I, which cruelly
deprives the Judge of one of his I's.
The "head lines " for he first eight
pages are printed in ' small caps," when
probably from respect to the Revenue
Collector, or another somersault in
polities, the P. P. changes it to full
capitals. The first title to the laws is
set in primer size "full-face," and the
succeeding titles are a oefumsed jumble
of brevier, burgeois, piaes and great prim
er Italics, set up in dellghtdl variety.
Page 43 is faly half aa lhob out ot
segl.ter, and the letter pr. is booi
nearly is the sttching at the bettoe,
while a wide spasintervenes at the top.
On peae 6, the word "~"* a I
aMs the O, abile " TerDowy b h em
ed with a to aBe upthe ideiey.
The twire beakh is _et with maise
ble old type, ald as a Priat.r eipeasss
it, " I.o as M if it was wern down to te
ist sick ," while the " spa" eome up
requeth, flshi with the bee. ad
egrer to eoeer, It Is fll of " .Lrs and
blotches," usd the type frequestly " eft
Its feet." We have been unable to nad
a perfect Use in the book-and as to the
puactuatiea of the work, it', past con
prehesulos. The paper is a muaewale
Salt Lake craw pulp, the edges frayed,
torn, and msegh, looking as though they
had been cut with a wood saw. The
binding is the most creditable part of
the work; and we fully agree that it re.
flects mueb credit on the binder from the
kind of material he had to work on, our
copy beiig a beautiful transparency,
through which may be seen a couple of
spoiled jfbs for the County Recorder's
office. It I introduced between the
pasted cowrs in imitation of "water
lines," and is an admirable counterfeit.
The cover is a dirty yellow, looks and
feels like worn out oil-cloth, and is a suc
cemfaul attenpt to cover up the poorest
specimen of public printing it has been
our misfortune to see. The above is a
fair and impartial opinion of this self
praised, well paid for, abortion of a book,
after but a hasty glance at its glaring
For some time~ast it has been rumor
ed that the Indian tribes between the
mountains and the Missouri were pow
wowing together for the purpose of
forming a coalition to make common
cause against the whites, and drive them
out of their territory. Attempts were
made to entice some of our peaceable
mountain tribes into the alliance, but
were unsuccessful. From the latest ad
vices it appears that the Bioux have suc
ceeded in enticing twelve tribes into the
league, and the number of their warriors
is estimated at eleven thousand. The re
cent massacre at Phil Kearney and the
numerous attacks on the whites over a
broad expanse of territory along the
Platte would seem to indicate that they
have already taken the initial move
ments for an active campaign as soon as
the spriaqge . The government ap
pears to have at et awakened to the
necessity of dealing with the savages as
they deserve. Eight thousand troops
have been dispatched to the plains, a
portion of them by rail. Gen. Carring
ton has been removed from command,
and plaeed under arrest for trial on the
charge of carelessness in the perform
ance of duty. The recent massacre of
ninety soldiers near the post he was
commanding, is attributed to his negli
gence in furnishing succor. It is said
the Indians numbered three thousand,
and that the troops fought with unpar
ralleled bravery. It is not stated who
is to take command of the department,
but it is to be hoped that no such imb.
cility or cowardice as disgraced this
route last summer will again subject
soldiers and emigrants to slaughter, and
the government to disgrace. It is high
time the sickly sentimentalism about
humane treatment and conciliatory
measusas should be consigned to novel
writers, and if the Indians continue their
barbarities, wipe them out.
Our worthy cotemporary up street is
always in het water about the Posr. In
the last number, he is in a quandary
whether we are "fish or fowl. "
and Is also in deep trouble about our
gender The idea suggests itself that it
may be his intention to gobble us. As
we ama be fowl, it would perhaps be the
safest course to accomplish this gastro
nomic feat before Lent commences. If
the feast act well on his stomach, it will
decide the gender in favor of the femi
nine. The question might be raised as
to his capacity for such a meal, but his
reputation for bolting is unquestioned.
How about the prospects for being &lect
ed delegate, Major?
Tmbe Freet, Past, and Furtre of
Mmetama a a MIllg and MIKeral
EDITOR PosT: In accordance with
the promise made last week, I devote
this letter to the subject of quartz, and
shall confine my remarks to a general
description of the quartz formation of
Madison county; my object being not
to mention names or mines, as I have
no desire to, or motive for praising or
condemning any particular lodes. Be
fore giving a description of the county,
mines, etc., 1 must say that if the geuer
al theory, which geologists admit, is true,
I am somewhat at a lose in prospecting
for leads. They agree that when the
earth was thrown off from the sun, it
was a mass of earthy, molten flnid, of
intense best. . In the gradual cooling
the surface hardened into a crust-the
vapors which surrounded it were con
.- md el fsll as dal the s
fam; the ke m m m s laidde esmtmaos
o coal sad mdlim, amd . Utme the
=ast batiag opes fom ea-trae..ls.
semed maLes of nmmantans. Sum.
Smel s eamed that thesi mo-mut-
swere Smed saddely; oethrs, that t w.
gradual and low; some believe that the
lowest mountalas are mch older than
the lofty rmages, even la the same vis
ity ; some, that the thicker was the
arst at the time they were formed, the
er the mountains. One fact is es
ished, that in the majority of the
largest mountain ranges, the mass of the
rock is Iaite; while the sedimenta.y
rocks on the sides look as though
they had been displaced and thrown
-from their natural position by the burst
in up of the granite, which is amerted
to be-the main core of the earth.
It is asserted by some that the crevi
ces, sems and cracks were filled at the
time they were formed; by others, that
they have been filled since; while oth-o
era, pretending to be more wise, contend
that the formation, or filling up, is still
gong on. One plainly demonstrated
fact, which we all admit, is that all the
largest mountain ranges on this conti
nent follow the same general meridian.
Should I take it for granted that gran
ite shows no signs of stratification or or
ganic life; and that gold, silver and
copper leads were only to be found in
one particular formation and quarts;
and that this must resemble the ores
found in some of the older mining coun
tries, perhaps I should feel inclined to
abandon Montana as a worthless minin
country. But fourteen years experience
in mines, from Chile to the Russian Pos
sessions, has convinced me that gold,
silver, copper and lead are to be found
in all kinds of rock and in all formations,
such as granite, porphyry, trap, shales,
lime and sandstone. .When, however,
veins and leads are found to exist in
granite, they are more likely to be "cap
ped" over at a certain depth than in any
other formation. The formation of Sum
mit district I find to be gneiss running
into limestone, without much, if any,
signs of stratification; still, rich fibres
and tissues ate to be found running
irregularly in all directions. These tis
sues, or "feeders." as they are some
times called, frequently lead the miner
to very large and rich pockets, which
will no doubt prove to be the case with
Summit district. In examining Brown's,
Williams' Barton's and Idaho gulches
lower down, I find a well stratified for
mation, principally granite, with well
defined leads; the out-croppings run
ning very regular, and prospecting from
thirty to three hundred dollars per ton
in free gold. Considerable work has
bee ,done on some of these Io_
which I shall mention hereafter. ey
improve very much in richness and size
as they have been developed, and there
are certainly large fortunes in them for
their owners.
I next pass on through Granite, Cali
fornia. Bivens and Wisconsin gulches,
to Mill and Indian creeks, forming a belt
some forty miles in length and twelve in
width. Formation, principally granite,
sand and limestone, well stratified,
showing heavy out-croppings running
regular, and prospecting rich in silver,
gold and lead, with some copper. Many
of the leads are very large, especially
those containing silver, a large number
prospecting upwards of $200 per ton
The gold ledges are equally rich, and all
improve as they are opened. Some of
them are suank upon to the depth of sev
enty-flve and one hundred feet; many
only staked. The facilities for working
the mines in this district cannot be sur
passed. There is an abundance of water
power, wood and grams, all within two
or three miles. In fact, nature h-as
placed every facility almost within a
stone's throw of these mines, that man
could ask or desire. I now leave these
districts, only regretting that I am not
an owner, on some of these rich leads,
but I don't own "ary feet."
Here we croas the mountains to reach
the Hot Spring district, which is locally
divided into the " upper" and " lower"
districts, and includes)deadow and Wil
low creeks, and Norwegian gulch. All
through this district the ground is cov
ered with rich " Sflo," the out-croppings
are heavier and better defined than in
the other localities I have visited. The
formation is principally granite and lime
stone The quartz contains principally
free gold in one or two cases, silver and
copper. If I had one-thousandth part of
the gold extracted, that lies in the " foat
rock" of this district, I should bid fare.
well toMontana. A numberof theleads
have been sunk upon to a depth of thirty
to one hundred and forty feet, improving
by depth, apd showing free gold from the
out-crop to the bottom of the shaft.
Rock from some sixty to seventy leads
has been crushed in arastras and mills.
and yielded from $40 as high a $287
per ton, without selection. The work
and timbering of some of these mines is
ighly creditable. In prospecting rock
from many leap in this and the other
districts, I find it to contain free gold
with no base metals to contend with,
and the most simple gold quarts mill will
save all the gold. Should not more than
one location in twenty prove to be upon
a true lad, which is a very heavy dis
count to make from the formation, indi
cations, etc., Madison county can alone
supply with rich paying quartz for cen
turies to come, more mills than are now
running i* Colorado, Nevada or Califor
nia. All that is needed is c ital, good
mills and machinery to make these leads
hihgly remunerative.
To many the following questions may
arise : Why is such a large peroentage
of your locations " wild-cat,' and why
have not the few mills you have, been
more saccessfull in their operations?
These I propose to answer next week,
and in so doing will state the facts as
they have existed, and now exist; neither
-showing fear or asking favorn of the
"wild-cat" speculators or operators.
upon stakes and not lodes.
Yooas truly, Comroa.PO JACK.
Viqgii Otr, J. M, 1867.
Wim sa a newwre crwf.
Lrnm Poor: Psamit me n the ol
~m o you valuable journal to give a
taw itmes frm this new and almost un
hins portion of our " lit yaug Ter
lrtery." This tows, or alkher this em
brye ty. cotains some three hundred
and lty houses, many of which are
quite large and substantial structures.
The strets are fall of building material,
and the comutant click of the woodman's
ax and the artisan's tools, are heard on
every side. We believe our placer mines
are equal, if not superior to say now
worked in the Territory. At least five
hundred men are employed (the weather
permitting) in developing the different
quarts leads, running drain ditches,
sinking shafts and taking out "pay
grit," to be ready for washing when old
Sol's rays soften the huge snow banks
on the surrounding mountains. Very
rich and extensive placer mines have
just been discovered high up on the
mountains, immediately below the belt of
rich quartz leads that crop out distinctly
for a distance of over three miles.
Among the richest quartz leads in this
section may be mentioned, the Ballarat,
Golconda, Nevins and Red Mountain.
On the former, two tunnels are being
run to strike them at a depth varying
from 100 to 250 feet: On the latter, two
shafts are being put down, as fast as
muscle and money can do it. The ledges
vary from five to sixteen feet in width.
and are of great richness. From four
pounds of rock taken from the Nevins,
$4.20 was obtained by crushing and pan
ning out, without the aid of quicksilver.
Rock taken from the (ioloonda and Bal
larat, will average ten cents per pound.
This is a pretty tough yarn to tell, but
the most skeptical can be convinced of
its truth, by examination and practical
tests. We have had delightful weather
until within the last six days, during
which time it has been intensely cold.
Three men had their feet badly frozen in
coming to this place from the Silver Bow
road. The thermometer has indicated
as low as 20 o below zero. To-day the
sportsmen have had rare and exciting
amusement. A large band of elk were
discovered within half a mile of town ;
every available gun was brought into
requisition, and the hunters sallied forth.
Six monarchs of the forest fell victims
to the unerring rifle. Moose, deer, and
mountain sheep, are so plentiful in this
locality, that their appearance on the
hillsides fails to excite the warm blood
of our Boones. "The brethren of the
mystic tie" have nearly completed an
IUe for their use, which is a credit to
them and an ornament to the city.
Yours, RICHMooN.
Red MastaI City, January 15, 1e67.
The Idaho papers are engaged in dis
cussing the "dust" question, and the bill
introduced in the Legislature to issue
bonds to the amount of $30,000 to estab
lish a Catholic school in Boise city. The
Time. is in favor of national currency
and coin, and is very severe in its objec
tions to the school appropriation..... A
proposition is before the Legislature to
remove the capital from Boise to Center
ville..... Page, who was convicted in
Boise of bogus dust operations, has been
sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.
... John Gilman, who was sentenced to
the penitentiary for killing a man called
Chris. about a year ago, has been par
doned by Gov. Ballard..... Stephen Ma
loney, barkeeper in Cody's saloon, Idaho
city, shot and killed James Fowler in
that saloon on the 2d instant. Justice
Turner discharged Maloney on the
grounds of justifiable homicide.....
John J. Lloyd, a native of Wales and
lately from Newark, N. J., killed himself
by a pistol-shot, December 24th, at Jas.
Evans' house, above Minear's mill, in
Ashby precinct....." Battery" is the
name of a new swindle in the gold re
gions of Idaho. Scoundrels smelt sand
and silver together in a peculiar way.
The bricks easily stand acid, and are
worth about $1.75 per ounce. It is
principally of silver..... The value of
the bullion produced in IdAho from Jan
uar .st to November 1st was $11,000,000.
A history and directory of Denver is be
ing gotten up. It will make a book of not
less than 175 pages.... Within the last
twelve months,$100,000 worth of revenue
stamps were used on the deeds of min
ing property recorded in Gilpin county
.... A colored restaurant keeper named
Overshine, was killed by another black
man named Smith, in Denver, on the
4th inst....A new county. The act to
establish the county of Saguache, in the
southern portion of the Territory, has
received the signature of Gov. Cum
mings .... .They say that a certain lady,
not a thousand miles from Denver, late
ly eloped, and left a note for her husband,
telling him not to mourn for the chil
dren, as node of 'em were his.... Advi
ces from Ward District inform us that
the Ni Wot Company is rebuilding their
mill as fast as possible. The mill of
Messrs. Sam. Cashman & Co. is prepar
ing to run, and big yields are bound to be
realized. Pomeroy & Co.'s mill has shut
down, the proprietors not being fully
pleased with their Dodge arusher and
ball pulverizer, together with those new
amalgamators of Mr. Pomeroy's own in
vention. He talks some of putting up
stamps to run it on the good old plan of
" first principles." Some of the ores now
being crushed in Ward, don't yield as
richly as was expected, though they are
still paying $1t0 to the cord, by the
Crrsby &Thompson stamp mills. .. .The
main line of the Pace Railroad will
pass 11 mles north of Denver.
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