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THE MONTANA POST.
A Newspaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricnltnral and Commercial Interests of. Montana eerritory. VOL. 4, NO. 4. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1867. WHOLE NO. 160. The lonlana Pest D. W. TILTON A CO., - -- PUBLISHERS JAS. HI. MILLS. - - EDITOR. t.b ma;,ee toward onee, with charity for all w : frmaun-s in the rirht, as God gives us to see t. . wiht. let us finish the work we are in. to bind u7 "e Natiun's wounds, to care for him who shall br e t .mrne the batte. ad for his widow and orphan, t. ,, a. which may achieve and cherish a just and * . w.:: peace amorg ourselves and with all at ,n- - ABK AHAIM I- INCOLN ci uNTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. Fpr;F --Ca 'furmia goes Demoerartio; The VYu -tr s Awsemblig ; The Game is Out; The Re ., :s l.in: "Te!egrae h Extension; Away i ,i: Man tin . Cabin ('onference; (hase's For :: M:rc Matter. : r)ath of Ex-P'resident PA.F. p-ePi and Seci.-ors: General Sh.rida:, Sarr to) Read ; General Grant. --T., Truth about Chicago--Gr. e to ,., ;ret;ug; Description of the Cuban 8ob -: C' . The SpragueN-A Rich Family ; .'t &--Ie-l.-grams . Tue Mining Region.--Min SI,,"; (';Luses of Failure-High Wage. ..M. . :f'c:uree-Cost of Living; Virginia Mar , " . .·'lena Market Relwrt. p,. I I'-- I t,,rns from Highland; Judicial Pro t su;pre.ne Ciurt of Montana Territory- ; ;,i J ;r" Report ; Miscellaeous ; Virginia a,: --li-r. es of the ' Iost Cause; " Sanford ".--A Sketch of lis Life. Gio -ating vs 'a .t 7--'etr : Indian Pea.c (mnisaii..ners: T.:; J ,sh BillingR Papers. Asa --V-.rgina Locals ; Ielesa Locals. ( ALIFORKNIA GOES pLMOCRATIC In the ,resent complicatedl condition .i a ';rli atffairs. the solutin ot which na mt::ter t,f paramraunt importance, arni inx ,1 ing issues that not only effect c:r r:,-i,,rity as a people, but that at S t,.<.-rt are assuming a momentous im :. ",, at:ning a situation almost as ,ar.rg rius as that which proceeded the ' , u:r. t:ie attitu.l', assumed by ('ali rn a ni-niists anti the result as pro c'.e;.. l, the dels atelies cannot but :a .urce of the most profund regret a:: . petiople of the country '.," .li , . Prvsiicent .lohnton in . r , . rer cn with the reco ris'ructi,,a r- nrss: the plain usurpati,,n f a:t'liritv in i.s-uniing and executing t v ..teti l\- ('on)gress in tlit r, i ,, thi armies: his re.nivi.l , .. inet ,lihers uot fully in symn ,.:.' . ý i, :- piolicv: th1" cttait nty S :,. kirn,- up ,,f his calinet lie ,.. - . t., t .s o \w~oI adliere t, and ad ; :: ,ur. th t-tnd ncv that his .: . l:.ve to prevent thle ex eci n ot" ,he rc onstructi,Un acts arnd .. ...,, t.d:.lov:i lemnient il t tll S arv. aves Lnt a doublt that ii .' . ,,gre .willt l** alled t ui,,n t,, , In :,-rt hiii evil inf i-lucnces 1,v mos .m,"r .::, ,i ation or abandon tlhe:ti I : n. VVhichli l.s n,' been fuilly '-on S- v t.t, p,&- ple'. This state of at :,- is the coming sessi(on with an, -:and importance greater thatn S ' l lr''d' -cessors. an'd it is likely to S . ltichl re-vr bi,tfore has been done i. t:ii au n.: " o.se the Pres(ident rein let'int mtor, closely drawn :,,.!,f e l,.'eween tie adherent, i. l'r.- -leht .ni ('Congress, and who : !,r th", latter lnuit be against it. ,n.ii r these circumjtances the subor i:'.n ! :ili lfin h and local issues 1t, , ,'tr at controlling issue of the day in : !, . , the several States having repre .-'a: ;in in that Congress, was so im , rrtive andt obligatory that the idea of a irrnia abandoning and ignoring it ., i..crtdille. She had a clear Union i of at least 15.000 votes. "! . i,,'mucrats, to have a shadow of :. we~re compelled to adopt a plat rm :, ne:rly verging upon Republican i-n: that when it was reported in the IH'.,nia I'Convention it was immediately ar.,l a!nidtt unanimously voted down, vet the UInionists have been inglorious Iv b,.'aten. a bitterly disloyal Governor eh!.et, d. and worse than all two out of tl.re cr o',,ngrrt5ismfen are of the tuame lpo litical complexion as (governor Haight. (tliftornia, with her LOU,UM) voters, wit: hIir r ,cord of steadfast loyalty during! tl., war. and her position as the Union ,.;pl,,.-t on the Pacific. has gone over to the Eont-nmy and added a teather to the r.-, . Johlnson. She takes position with t',,nnecticut and Kentucky, and :lc :hree' joining hands across the conti r.ent. have formed a barrier to prevent th,. kin.llitr intercourse of the North ant sotlth. to weaken our numbers in Sone ress, and virtually to endorse the a(cs ,f the President. The fact that ye it:ili have sufficient strength to over r;de lhe Presidential vetoes, is no merit ,f tl.. party in California. It will serve a~ a warning to the Eastern States; unit. - here there is division on local issues, and vitalize wa ere there is ape thy and indifference, but this result will be a reproof in which there is no cause for the Golden State to be proud. The antagonism manifested toward Gorham by a portion of the press seems to have had no foundation worthy of that impla cable enmity and unyielding opposition which characterized the campaign, end ing in the defeat of both the Union candidates. The head and front of this offending, aided and abetted by lesser influences, was the Sacramento Union, heretofore the staunch unswerving organ of the party, with a circulation of 25,000 copies, and the controlling journal of the coast. It is beyond question that its course was the result of merely selfish considerations, wholly inexcusa ble, and that have cost it its position as it cost the party its defeat. Its circula Lion is immensely decreased, and its loss of influence in the Union party is not com pensated for by any confidence placed in it by the Democracy. or the satisfaction of having adhered to a principle para mount to the issues of the campaign.. The result at this crisis is mortifying. We could have wished different tidings from the West, but out of this nettle danger will spring the flower of safety, and we are assured that when another campaign shall give Californians an op portunity to vote again, they will re deem their State with such a glorious victory for the Union party as has never before crowned their efforts. THE VULTU' ES. ASEMIBLINGG. The morning of the battle has dawned and a fierce onslaught is made upon G(rant by a large number of journals. lie is to be immediately immolated up on the political altar, and Prometheus like, bound to the rock of silence by military regulations, he is being plucked at by every newspaper carrion bird that circles in the political atmosphere. Why? Because he is a prominent per sonage in anticipation of the coming Presidential campaign. He is General of tlie armiu-s. The President. by his in terpretation of the statutes, removed Sec. Stanton in the face of the Tenure of Office lill, framed particularly to pre vent that consummation. Over this G rant had no control; lihe was the firm est and most faithful supporter of Stan ton, and at the solicitation of Stanton •.Sccepte(d the position of Secretary of Var iitl ittrrim ; a position established by precedent for the highest officer in the armies. This was taken as an op piortunity to raise a clamer against Grant, asgroundless as malicious. Again the President issues an order for the removal of Sheridan and Sickle'. (;rant protests and claims the autliority is vested in the General of the Armies, as it is. President John,.ou, as ('cuimand ur-in-Chief of the armies, is his military superior. The President is firm, obsti nate. and immovable. (;rant, underpro test. submits, as he is in duty bound as a mnilitary officer, and sustains Sheridan by ordering his successor to enforce all Sheridan's orders, and even persists un:il a personal estraugement takes ,lace Il-tween him and the President. Inz the case of Sickles the President over ri.'s (irant's order endorsing Sickles Order No. 10. and Grant as be;ore sub nmits. lie knows as well as every think iri man in the country that in Congress alone rests the power to check the head long course of the President. Any oth er coarse would lead to a revolution. lie is not the less steadfast and inflexi ble that he is controlled by reason and law. But here is fresh field for attack, and the vultu es pounce upon him again, led by that uncertain bird,thoe N. Y. Tribunc, with a noisome, modgrel flock close in the rear of ultra radical to copr, perheada with motives as multitudin ous as they are discordant in their clam ors. Republics are ungrateful, and the hero that led us out of peril into glori ous victory is denounced by the Denver ' ees as a rebel sympathizer. Endors ing Sheridam and Stanton, condemning the action <c Johnson, and maintaining that the policy of Congress is the will of this people, we believe that the action of Grant, as Acting Secretary of War, is pure, and worthy the confidence and support of the Union party; that he is wholly and closely allied to the Con' gressional policy, and that shame will come upon his traducers in the Union party by his unequivocal vindication in the acts of the Torty-first Congress. THE GAYME iS OUT.--The organ of the Democratic Central Committee takes refuge behind a "dead man" and claim. amnesty. Itb a very ludicrous appeal indeed, but rreeistable. CUo in peace, your whole party is playing the same game behind Andy Jacksonk and it is hard to tell which death has the closest grip on. Jons DoAX, who had his arm ampu tated in Boise Cty some time sines, says the Idaho World of August 17, died from lock jaw on last Tuesday. He was shot in Biver City laS winter. TH1 IRBVOLT IN PAIN. The Spanish Insurgents have been successful, and a revolution may yet overturn that most ancient and aristo cratic government, from one of whose ports sailed out to the west nearly four, centuries ago the discoverer of America. Spain, isolated by its peninsular position and walled in by the Pyrenees, has pre served from innovation, while even Tur key, Russia and Italy were yielding, its laws, customs, superstitions and despot ism, without infraction or reform. While all else were changing and becoming modernized, Spain has been plodding along in the olden way. as it did before the advent of the Iron Duke. But now Liberalism is striking a blow at Tyran ny with a promise of success, and the mountains of Arragon echo the shouts af revolt. Gen'l Prim is at the head of 8,000 insurgents and in possession of Saragossa, the principal city on the Ebro. This is his second attempt with in a few years, his former attempt to raise a revolt having been speedily crushed out and he seeking safety in exile. Should the Prim party be suc cessful in stirring up a revolution, Buch anan may yet live to see Cuba added to our possessions at less than thirty mil lions, for the Queen's exchequer is in a sad condition, and Uncle Sam has long been in love with the Queen of the An tilles, for whose possession he would go down after a few more millions than he did for Walrussia. Prim visited this country during the rebellion, and has a warm admiration for our institutions, and the American people cannot but sympathize with him in the attempt to carry back to Palos the fruits of that expedition which sailed out four hun dred years ago, by the grace of a Span ish Queen as far ahead ot her day as the present one is behind this. TELEGRAPH EXTENSION. The completion of the Cuba cable,now successtully working, is the initial step toward connecting, by telegraph com munication, every portion of the great continents whose extremities penetrate the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. We have became so accustomed to wonders in this day that the announcement of a work of science and art, binding the Tropics, the Poles and the antipodes in a dependent system, whose slightest local sensation flashes nerve-like through the whole, is received as much as a mat ter of course as the information that a railway is wl:irling trains across the Alpine walls the engineers of the first Napoleon pronourced almost impracti cable barriers to the legions of France. The Cuba telegraph company has a char ter from the Spanish government for a forty years exclusive monopoly. The United States grants them a monopoly for twenty years. and pays $30,000 per annum as a subsilly for the government use of tho line. Venezuela has already contractct for the laying of a cable across the ('arribbean sea to connect at Cuba, and the Argentine Confederation has in course of construction, a net-work of lines exttnding from Patagonia to the Isthmus. The failure of Russia to assist in establishing the Belirings Straits line has caused a suspension of labor on the Amuerican portion, that the purchase of Walrussia will probably cause to be re suned at an'early day. Another Atlan tic cable is also being constructed, and another season will witness a submarine competition for international patronage. Of all the achievements in this marve lous age none have been of more practi cal utility than the tamed lightning, or so universally adopted as an indispen able requisite to the requirements of the aire. AWAIY lOWN IN MAINE. The returns from Maine will create another jubilation among the Democ racy. The Union party have only 6,032 majority out of a 100,000 vote. The Union majority has fallen off 9,653 votes in a year. Great will be the rejoicing. Will they stop to think that with a heavy majority in their favor parties always grow apathetic? Will they re member that 16,000 votes was not brought out and that it is fair to presume that the great proportion of them are Union? We like to see these results when no vital issue is at stake and they are needed, as they are now, to awaken the people to the momentous importance of the next campaign. Every Senator and Representative in Congress from Maine, seven in all, is Union. Of her thirty-one State Senators, every one is Union, sad but thirty-one Democrats to 188 Unialists in the eouse, giving a Union majority of 156 votes on jint ballot. As a matter of euortesy we ass geaeronsly give them, as the didb s stat, " a slight gela in upannAs." It io net bet to be t uoo u A CAI CwWlel ,WCU. Thet are at this time many of our miners hesitating whether to return to the Q$tese durtng the winter or remain in th. morninai.- We have no advice to offer afbetihg IthIir decisions on that point. If they remain they will prob ably wish they had gone; if they go they will probably wish they had remained. This result is so well assured that we have no disposition to present the in ducements on either side of the q uestion. But to those who remain we have a word to say. Nearly every miner owns un developed quartz property. In that con dition it is comparatively worthless on the market, although it may be intrin sically of great value. The development of property by the labor that owns it in volves no expense that need prevent a thousand leads being thoro'ly developed this winter by the money that would else go into whisky shops and hardy-gurdics. For capital to develop them requires a heavy outlay, and with its proverbial cautiousness and the unreturned invest ments of the last three years staring it in the face. the mineral resources of Montana are net likely to be speedily brought into prominence unless it is done by the exertions of the laboring class. Every practical and scientific man asserts the unparalelled richness and ex tensiveness of our midVral veins,and the belief in their ultimately taking the first rank in the bullion producing world. Yet it is useless to attempt disguising the fact that a score of failures lie along the roads to the few successfully operat ing companies. The causes of this, it is true, lie not in the minerals, but in bad machinery and bad management. This does not alter the temporary effect,how ever, and unless the next twelvemonth sees better success in our mining enter prises, we will have gone in the steps of other Territories and have a depression in our mining interests from which it will take years to recover. The Indian war came inopportunely, and prevented emigration, machinery and capital from reaching us this season, when the full tide was setting in toward Montana. Only a certain portion of capital tends toward mining enterprises. The oil,coal and ir'.e regions of Pennsylvania, the lead of!11., the copper of Lake Super ior, the iron of Missouri and the bullion regions of the WVest have virtually mon opolized it. It tends strongly toiward one pofnt; if successful it becomes per manent, if unsuccessful, is withdrawn at least for a time. It yet tends this way, but is it meeting with encouragement ? Will not the discovery of tin in Missouri and the adoption of oil as fuel, open a new channel for capital and leave us high and dry to await the next flow of the tide. unless greater inducements are offered'? All the inducement that is needed 's development. The quartz is here, and it contains the gold, silver and copper, but when the purchaser visits a famous lead,instead of being taken do-n into a well defined crevice, one hundred or two hundred feet below the surface, he is shown a four inch stake with a gopher hole a dozen feet deep, and hancd od an assay certificate of a surface speci men, it is not surprising that he holds your leads at a low estimate,and if he is silly enough to purchase them hap-haz ard, what better can be expected than an ultimately bankrupted company. Now if this were unavoidable, if miners could not develop their leads for want of means, we might calmly await the slow influx of capital and machinery to do it, and submit to what was unavoid able. This is not the case, however. What is the ,purse pursued by the pros pector and miner ? They work hard dur ing six months and move into the towns to spend their money in vice and idleness during the winter, and go back to labor in the spring, dead broke. If, instead of coming into the towns, four or six men interested in a lead, would erect a a building upon it and each work half a dozen h'urs a day during the winter in developing that property, would not the development of a thousand leads, to a depth of 200 feet each, be an easy win ters task? Would it not either fill many a poor fellows pockets with a gold en fortune or prove the Territory worth lee.. Would it not settle at once the question of development,the extent rich ness and quality of our minerals and be an inducement that capital has never had before. Would it require as much actual a.aentaure of hard earnings, as it does to drag out a six months miser able e.ltence, loafing in saloons and huzty-gardies; and is it not a rational way of eesspyl.g the winter season, promnial a thousand fold return for all yer labor. If you think so, form S.ea m.nr s sad make your prepar ,ats, s another season will see a tide t - Msa.ta quarts mining at wh we tmapot boast now. C A.SE' FOlRTU, NE. Some newspaper itemiser, a victimi ser for the time being, recently stated that Chief Justice Chase was worth a fabulous sum of money ; we forget the exact amount, but it was large. There is not a so-called Democratic paper in the ce.ntry that did not reproduce and comment upon it to show how Radicals atteaed at the public crib. We be. 'ieved it a falsehood from the first, and the following extract from a private let ter, written by Mr. Chase to a gentle man in Philadelphia, shows not only that, but that the Chief Justice has not much improved his fortunes since he left the Buckeye State "I don't want to be represented as particu larly poor or particularly disinterested. I think I am worth now about $100,000. I should at any rate be quite willing to take that sum in five-twenties, and make a clear conveyance of all I have in the world to any body who will pay my debts. I would wil lingly be worth a great deal more if 1 knew of an honest way to get worth more. All that the people are interested in knowing is, that I haven t a cent which of right belongs to them. I didn't serve them to make money out of them, but to save money for them; and I really feel that the rascals who are slan dering me ought to be denounced, and the mean attempt to injure me in the public es teem exposed. It is much more important to the people than it is to me that those who have served them faithfully shall be fully and generously sustained, otherwise rascality will be at a premium, and those who are try ing to make them suspect me will run their arms to their shoulders in their money bogs." HANNIBAL HAM.IlN. We find in the Territorial Enterlrrice, of Aug. 31st, a telegram stating that Hannibal Hamlin. Ex-Vice President of the United States, died of cholera in New Orleans on the 27th ult. No such dispatch reached here and we have not seen it noticed elsewhere in telegrams of the same date, and are inclined to be lieve it Samistake, or referring to some one else than the Ex-Vice President. MINING MIATTERS. ALDER GULCU. Dran LOCAL: Now that the smoke and din of political conflict has subsided and the con_ tending hosts have loyally acquiesced in the result of their ballot warfare, and that the rival champions may be seen hob-nobbing around through the streets of the metropolis of Montana asif ihe time had come when the lion and the lamb would lie down together, take a refreshing snooze and arise recuperated from the effects of any bibulous freaks those notables may have indulged in. Local shall have a few mining items from " ye honest miner,"who is vouchsafed time to scribble,from the tact of his accidentally performing a sur gical operation on one of his pedal appen dages with a very unprofessional instrument, commonly called a pick. Notwithstanding this, he felt able to mount a cayuse and ride down Alder gulch, taking notes ar he went along, "an faith he wants ye prent em," for he has an irrepressable desire to appear in print, being of opinion that it it the first step to-wards becoming a member of the Montana Legi:lature. Now for items. 'Ihe Montana Fluming Company, operating about three miles below Junction city have ten men employed. They have 1,600 feet of flume con.tructed, three feet high and three feet wide. They will stlike bed-rock in 400 feet more, when they expect to take out about $JUU a day. Ye honest miner is under oli gations to the gentlemanly proprietors-Mr. C. M. i weetand Mr. Van Brocklin, for show ing him around the premises. 'The Mapleton quartz mill on Granite gulch is now idle, awaiting the construction of ma chinery for the saving of silver. The lead, at a depth of sixty-five fs-t, becoming rich in that metal. Next, in Alder gulch, is the flume of O car Seadman; it is thirty inches wide and three feet high. They have only commuinuced the con rtruction of their flume and expect to have it built next spring, so as to be able to take ad vantage of the spring freshets. Ben. Williams & Co., have in tucce-sful operation a neat flume, about a 1,000 feet long, which brings them within two feet of bed-rock. It is un derstood they are doing very well. The next object of interest that attracts the attention of ye mine-, is a flume beginning on German Bar, and extending up the gulch a distance of 5,200 feet, reaching Nugget Bar. Most of the flume is laid through ground at a depth of eighteen feet. This immense construction is named the Union Flume, and is o' ned by V. W. Davis A Co., and W.H. Patton A Co. These energetic gentlemen commenced this stupen dous enterprise on the first day of May last, and completed their work on the last day of August, and now have a pit stripped to pay gravel, fifty feet wide by 130 feet long, at a cost of eight cents per yard, when the same amount of work under the old system, would have cost seventy cents per yard, which speaks encouragingly for this mode of mining. The California Company have a goodflume about 1.200 feet long, leading to thefF ground on the famous Word's Bar. When water becomes plenty they will be enabled to sluice offa large amount of ground from which they will reap a rich reward for their energy and prese verance. Blake ACo., are progreming rapidly with their flume, and have made several good "clean up's." TY Honwar Miuas. COMMITTED TO AwAIr TRE A ,TION OF THE GRAND JURY.-On Wednesday the examination of witnesses in the case of the killing of Potter and Wilson and the wounding of Walker, at Coalville, on the 1st of August, terminated before his honor, Judge Titus. The following named persons were ordered to be safely confined in the Territorial Penitentiary on the charge of murder to await the action of the Grand Jury : Joshua Wise man James Mahoney, Edmund Eldredge, Hiram Eldredge, Alma Eldredge, Mah roni Cahoon, John Staley, Thoee. Dobson, John C. Livingston, Arza Hintley. The following persons were examined as wit nesses in the case and their testimony reduced to writing in their presence and in the presence of the accused, by the Clerk of the District Court : John Walk er (the man who was wounded), Wm. Wilson, Jesse Walker, Nephi Williams, Alma Lewis, John Dalton, Dr. Hamil ton, James Huff, George G. Snyder, Ran sons B. Potter, Hiram B. Clements, Jno. Spriggs, Win. W. Cluff, Isaac Shaw, Leonard J. Randall. The Court ordered a Grand Jury impanelled, to investi gate this aflir, on the 14th day of Oc tober next.--. L. Ycddett, Bqpt. 6. Death oflx-F'resdel t D1y. The venerable ex-President of Yale College, and author,Jeremiah Day, D. D. and L. L. D., died at New Haven, Conn.. on the 22d of August, at the ripe age of 94 years. He was born at New Preston, Connecticut, August 3, 1773, and enter ed Yale College in 1780. On account of ill health he was not able to go on with the class to which he at first belonged; but after an absence of several years re sumE d his college studies,and was gradu ated with high honor in 1795. This was the year of Dr. Dwight's accession to the Presidency of the college, on whose re moval from Greenfield, Day was invited to take charge of the school in that village, which had flourished so greatly under the care of the former. He ac cepted the invitation and continued there a year, when he was elected a tutor in Williams College, where he remained until he was chosen tutor in Yale Col lege in 1708. Having resolved to enter upon theology as a profession, while acting as tutor, but before taking charge of any parish, he was, in 1801, elected to the Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Yale College. His health, however, still being feeble, he was not able to enter on his duties until 1803, but after that continued in them until 1817, when, on the death of Dr. Dwight, he was elected his successor in the Presidency. In July of the same year he was formally inaugurated and on the same day was ordained as a minister of the gospel. In 1817 he re ceived the degree of LL. D. from Middle bury College, and in 1818 the degree of D. D. from Union College, and the latter degree from Harvard College in 1831. He continued in the Presidency of Yale College till 1846, when, on account of ill health, he resigned at the age of 73, but yet lived 21 years after. Although that venerable institution has been deemed particularly fortunate in its Presidents. it was never more prosperous than under the Presidency of Dr. Day. lIe was amiabl!e and kindly in manner, of great learning, good judgment, and always se cured the love and respect of his pupils. He excelled as a mathematician, and his well known "Algebra," first published in 1814, has passed through several edi tions. A new, much improved and ex tended edition of it was issued in 1852 by the joint labors of himself and Prof. Stanly. His work on "Mensuration of Superficies and Solids" was published in 1814, his "Plane Trigonometry" in 1815, and his "Navigation and Surveying" in 1817. These works, like his "Algebra," have gone' through numerous editions. and are adopted extensively as standard works in the colleges and seminaries of of the land. In 18.38 Dr. Day published "An Inquiry on Self-determining Power of the \ill, or Contingent Volition," and a second edition of the same in 1849. In 1841 he published "An Examination of President Edwards' Inquiry is to the Freedom of \Vill." lie also published a number of occassional sermons, and con tributed papers to the Jourt,al ,,','iefnc,. the Vir .t Eglt.'der, etc. lie continue(i to live in New iHaven to the day of hii. dcatll, in the p,'ossession of all his facul ties and the onjymn.'nt of a good old ago. respected and esteemed by the entir(e comnimunity as well as bv thousands in every part of the land wh'hom he aidedl in training for resuuectalility and usef.ul ness. W\'e believe Sherman Day, well known in this State as a civil engineer, is a near relative, if not a stun, of the late ex-I'resident Da..---Sara"e.cnt,, Sr Ir~ INsr'rMIE:NTS EYIQUIIItNG( STAtMI'S. The following are the instruments to be stamped, and the stamps to be ut.ed in ordinary business transactions. ('ut this out and preserve it for reference: All noites. and evidences of delt, live cantsoon e:ach .l(00: if under $100, five cents: if over $1l(), five cents on each additional 01()0 or part thereof. All re(ceilpts. for any amount without limit, over 420. two cents; it :20 or un delr, nothing. All deeds anl deeds ol truiit,tifty cents on each 41500 in value of the prolerty conveyed,or the amount secured; when a deed of trust is duly stamped, the note secured must not be; but they should beh endorsed to show the reason why. All appraisements of estates or of es trays, five cents on each sheet or piece of paper. Atfidavits of every description are ex elupt from stamp duty. Acknowledgements of deeds, etc., are also exempt. Contracts and agreements, five cents, except for rent; when for rent,fifty cents for $300 of rent, or less; if over $800, fifty cents for each $200 or less over $300. Any person interested can affix and cancel stamps. CosT OF TiHE MOqITou FLEET.--'Tihe remarkable statements of Mr. Norman Wiard that the cost of our monitor fleet " exceeded two hundred millions of dol lars," has brought out in the New York limes a writer who appears to know more about the subject than Mr. Wiard. H'is statements possess an interest to the general reader independent of the correction they furnish to Mr. Wiard's charges. From them it appears that the first monitor cost $275,000. The con tract price for the ten of the Passaic class was $570,000 each; there were nine of these, which makes the cost of this fleet $5,130,000. The four monitols of the Monadnock and Miantonomah class averaged $1,500,000 each, which makes the cost of this class $6,000,000. The cost of the twenty " light drafts " was. on an average, $600,000 each, which makes the cost of this fleet $10, 000,000. The total cost of the forty-six iron clads was, therefore, $29,015,000. The cost of the iron clads used on the Atlantic coast during the war did not exceed $18,000,000. The above figures include the cost complete, ready for the guns, which cost, on an average, $6,000 each; and the whole of the above ex penditure, with the exception of the original monitor, was made with agraat ly deprecidated currency, with the mium varying in gold from 80 to i.0.