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THE MONTANA POST.
A Nexsvpaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of Montana NTerritory. "OL(. 4, NO. 6. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1687. WHOLE NO. 162. ma"_ I I I I HI II a I I I I [ II I I II5 I | I I II 1 II I II HlA IMM I I ! l II I II I I i .1 . I , .-, Il ,, =, II . i ,,, I ,,,l Si l ,I a , , . . The lontana Post. g TILTON & CO.. - - - PUBLISHERS ,.. . ar! none, with charity for all ... .. r:ht, as ;, gives us to see . ;-hb he work we are in. to bind w n nda, to care for him who shall ". , h;a. .an,! fir his widow and orphan, . ach r\e and cherish a just aln ...,. . :. ourtse;iL s and w:th ai: ,,'TEN'rTS oF THIS NUMBER. " . The Mo Intana 'Yoluntcers. I ,ei, \Vec!'.anie iack , (iv i -p., * ;i' e. The signs of the S Caulpaign ; Vigilantes of Mln, T,. I y,\.-rt M,n:r- Matters: Ma~,,n;,.; an i ..--r, . S.,tices oft the (re.t . e M :.' ".ry Ctountrence at Paris; The . : It uzo Paler : The Sun Tli - ian: . .\u gArtieiial Race Horse; '- , .. H;irviest. ('ombinations in I"avor , • . a. a'-e -:, roal. Death \Varr.ant .. . i -e- +xrs.. Judicial P'roceeding.: ; Virginia Letter I.it \Virginia Helena Market Replort. ! R•.,.,rces' of the I'acifie States . -. Mr. I.:ncol:., Itst 1Pream I safer. -No-wopapers: Minirng Matters: i " .: - E. ct Ion Iteturns. - l.,u . Hs elena I-ocals. HOTH SIDES. . . ,;;t.;..a l'ot :hinks it a piece of im-, . 1".1' t! . M1inor's Ro1ister should as ,:: r , -ir;.r of Colorado gold i ! .. ,: -týeli States Mint to Mon ,:, ,1 r -:. or no impudence ruch is a 1 n-r.krrs, h1)th in Central city B;"t-. 1 ,.%v- .,.wn u= the certificates •: ý ew Y ,k a-.vr ofhice. ALL of which S:,-t , r l.ull ,.n marked as from Mon- ( SS -.A 1i -t· credit only for the gold : hruh our branch mint. 0o. . i f Montana for 1.,06-7, is foot -t'tio world know that no small share - t iuc.,l from the mines of Colo , , l,. w ll, if the men of the I S t: c. wouldo examine their maps, [ - w fact in geo;raphy, for them, } i N T Ini Mlontata. Let the it will nut be getarous.-Ien -; credited a:t the I nitted \l t " Montana. jA a tact. NVe '!h. I "'.I-nell r an~td I.eltral rs le:, shown the edlitors of tlhet : , i: .; - tr the Ne.w York ;":. ,,tli,,.," of which are credited to m!, nan were "all'" and a:i ll.ilnt and R htrt war 1 :''ed '? Thf( assertion that ., _I credit tlr onl the gold :ilruglh iher branch mint r \We mnake- the assertion . ', :;:.,aa La never Ibeen credited , , T'w, tlir:ls of lhe'r bullion pro :iha: -. la never b,en credited . "!,t. ro)1lu't of other Territories. S.., . rade has credited to her a ,,lli, ,i of dollars that were :... r ,,i c',l in her mines. I)enver ., t purchlasinz market where S:.a tmIrc!hants and freighters tradil l:..r (ius:. fo,r which Colorado was '. Thi. bankers of Salt L.ake. t ._ ..: a!, lil,.na soldh their Montana Sve.: ", 1, . ahkers and Colorado S,- . ) fe tirm in Virginia. : . * , . hLas -hillIe, direct to . .. , : ., a. . o N w Yrk.tullvy ].a" iliiin diiars in dust. every dol ," ..ih was credited to c'lorado. I i . thi ,' toI ntlh the certiticates (of : r .. credited, amounted to $4t-, . ra!i, was creditedl last year t ..::r t f $ .17(0.O UO0 in bullion. i;' well inf:,rimed gentlemen say in I, riiduce $2,1100.000. .1. W . - ii n hi leprt. credits Montana Noni ) N "r tour years. Alder i,:s ,roduc -l mire than 'r , it i was c .dited to (t'lo . al'.itrnia. a portion wVent 2.1.,' ,it , ,any :,articular ;bullion , in: .,~,n.aeaith, . The United .. l ' ,1 I rmt "i l natistlc.. p Inrd i lt | r ' r tr ,.li .1i' l t. .lat. Ur" , t:al ir :ast i v; a rIei. erre t'l :.: i I ii .ain t hruor I.fnl T 'inkin Mir. Lanito)rd as $. l.000.000(X of Montana l tI t ie (rIi 1t of smnet other Vthan the last year. for the calv ptinis its way into the C1reOite1 s4mlewlthIre. hlas 4 . m- t.o ,omlplain ot in that * .:an M,,nt-ina': 'l'The \ ,r.r as.ks Siust iI w. wi'l not be gener - \'." will be just:We cannot affbrd ,.. h , .u, rou- yet. i',lorado has 420, a H ,: M (,out.sitde capital invested in ber ,uart/. ll.nes. Montana has not $4,000.. 14 N1 Iar placers are being exhausted, tiI4: floating population is going out,and ,apital must now be invited with its Ilore permanent employees, to develop the mineral veins, settle up the Terri tory with a stable population and supply the falling off of placer gold, by the pro duct of quartz. Colorado is a field of ruin, although she has illimitable wealth in her bosom. We have been following fast in her footsteps, with perhaps rich er quartz and certainly ores less difficult to reduce. The yield of our placers this season will be less than $18,000,000. Emigration, capital and machinery was stayed by the Indian war. We had 20,200 population on January 1st, 1867. On January 1st. 1868, it will be 4,000 less. The policy of the government in regard to Indians promises no better for the coming year, and just at the transition from placer to quartz mining, we are not prepared to be excessively generous. When the forty quartz mills are increas ed to the 300 that should be in Montana, when the leads are developed and the product of this Territory is $100,000,000 per annum, we will not be so particular about a few certificates from the New SYork mint. The N, rs wants the world to know that Colorado produces a share of the gold credited to Montana. We do not believe a word of it, and although the youngest urchin in the family, can easily detect the older ones trick in en deavoring to have us look at the moon while they steal the plums from our paldding. THE IMIONTANA VOLrTNT' K S. As was anticipated, the fiat has gone forth ant the Montana volunteers are ordered to be mustered out of service. .(ov. Smith has r,-ec:ived instructions to that effect from g;eneral Terry, corm manding the Department. and Colonel ilowie has proceeded to the front for the purpose of returning the companies to their respective places of enlistment pre paratory to discharge. The command. now c'on ists of 350 men. some of whom have bIte.n in service since the middle of A\,,ril. and lv the end of this month all will have been mustered out. Having, first and alone, during the early months of the vear.called attention to, and urged the ntcv.-sity. of. the protection of our sett.lemnents fromt indians during the sumtnlllr, it i, but right that we should acord to o the volunteers the credit they well deserve. Their presence on the Yellowstone has preserved this Territory froml spoliation and slaughter. The far itners were abandoning the Gallatin by hlundreds. while the seed time was pass ing and our people were slain on the threshold of our settlements by blood thirst y savages. Their wakiupe lined the Yellowstone: their scouts noted ev ery mitovenitnt in the valley. The Fort Phil. Ku:arnev massacre was fresh in the minds of the peole, and the same tribes were approaching the (allatin. The citizens became alarmed and asked assistance. general Meagher called for volunteers to protect them, and they responded faster than arms could be fur nished. They gained the key position on the Yellowstone. and carried succor to a s:tarving garrison of regular soldiers tllrou gh the enemy's couhtry. Irstead of deserted houses, we now have wav in, fields of grain and granaries stored with an ample supply for the entire Ter ritorv. where. had it not been for the volunteers, would ha\ e been barrenness. The eastern settlements. had it not been fi,r the volunteers, would have been to day a scene of destruction. It is not their fault that their victory has been almost bloodless. They have not been permitted or prepared to make any ad vance upon the Indians. but they stood a wall oft ixed, determined and brave. men between the settler's home and the savage scalping knife, warding off the blow that fell on Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. They have done all that men could do under the circumstances, and 1 dserve the gratitude ot this people. WORDS BUT NOT DEEDS. If you don't leave the roads alone I will kill you.-1V. T. SniEMAN..4 O)n r,,ading the above language, used by Sherman to the Indians in council at Laramiene one would at first presume it imntpliel a different policy in r.gard to the Indian; from what has heretofore been pursued by the commander of this departmunt. It is very apparent that thli have not for the last fifteen months ' let the roads alone." Since the 4th of: .Iuly. 1ý60, the Bozeman road has been in possession of the Indians. All transit since that has been by force of arms. Th, 1 :1 slaughtered soldier. at Phil. Kearnoy, and as large a number of civil ians. the thousands of stolen stock and the actual siege of Fe-te S~irnlth and Phil. Kearney demonstrate t ;e cone it'r. of that route. The Smoi, H1ill and , .atte. routes have been but little bette -. and the two Pacific Railroads heire e.' . b in possession of the Indians, as sper:,l,;n travel and mail communnlditin "'he:v have captured coaches, rtatioun and trains; they have pillaged, burmed r,:d slaughtered ; the people of the territo ries have entreated protection, or at least permission to defend themselves: and,1 except in the case of Montana, all JAis been passed by with heartless indif*r ence. Ten or fifteen thousand men have been on the plains all summer. They have accomplished nothing. The com manding Generals rush furiously from one point to another, issuing portentous orders and presiding at councils. The savages glide through the darkness and accomplish their fiendish purposes, and so the summer has passed away. When the winter is approaching more councils were proposed, and grown bold by their success and the supineness of the white chiefs, the Indians hurl defiance in their teeth and declare war to the knife. On the impulse of the moment. Sherman de ciares he will protect the roads, and the next day relents. He proposes another council on the first of November, and the Indians are sent off hunting until the falling snows and chill frosts may cool their blood. In the meantime an officer from Fort Smith reports 22,000 savages under command of Red Cloud, and the road between Piney and Big Horn occu pied by hostile tribes, while 2,000 more are on the war path near Fort Dodge, and the laborers are abandoning the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Itis not natu ural that the hero of the march from Atlanta should thus demean himself when the enemy are defiant. It looks very much as though the Presidential aspirations of Sherman were hampering his movements in view of the morbid sentimentalism on the Indian question pervading the Eastern States. The young bloods of the Indian tribes have overruled the older chiefs. They have warred upon the whites successfully; their blood is up, and there is no method under heaven of settling the question as to who will be masters of these moun tains but by the sword. The extension of time for consideration will render it an impossibility to accomplish anything this autumn after the appointed council. Montana can illy afford to be completely cut off on the Bozeman route another season, and this unpardonable nonsense of Sherman's effects us more fatally than any other Territory. Would that Sher idan was permitted, with the army on the plains, to send the red devils "whirl ing down the valleys." One month of active service would end for a generation all trouble with the Indians. As it is, we see little cause for congratulation. Like all its predecessors, the Laramie conference has turned out a humbug, and that is a very mild way of express ing it. Sherman has fully demonstrated his incapacity as an Indian fighter, and we would rather see him in the White House than on the plains. WECLCOME BACK. Charles Dickens, who despite the se vere compliments his " American Notes" elicited from this side of the water after his visit a few years since is about to return to America, this time to deliver readings tron his own works. When he first visited the New World and sharply criticised the feathers of our eagle before it was fairly out of the shell, the lovers of the bird were some what indignant, even while admitting the truthfulness of the major portion of his pen pictures of the ambitious gazer at the sun. But Dickens has been long forgiven, and his masterly delineations of character, his noble championship of the hearts that beat beneath toil stained garments, his humanity, truthfulness and indcpendence, his peerless blending of pathos and humor, have endeared him to all republicans on this transatlantic continent, and his reception will be as cordial as the British heart can desire. His agent, Mr. Dolby, has already visited New York, Baltimore, Washington and other principal cities, to feel the public pulse, and has been not more astonished than delighted at the temper of the peo ple in anticipation of the return of Charles Dickens. lie will arrive in a few weeks and remain in America for sev eral months. The character of his read ings is tiu. .e.-cribe.d by an eastern paper: lie takes one ot his works, " David ('opperfield " for exampnllle, and in about an hour and a half tells the whole story of the book, occasionally selecting a favorite passage, which he repeats in full, making all the characters act and talk precisely as he fancied them at the time of their creation in his own mind. All this is done with the finest dramatic effect, as Mr. Dickens, among his other intellectual qualities, has those of a fin ished actor of the highest grade. lie has, too, the great advantage of know ing all about the character he personates in his readings. To use one of his own expressicns, he " knows their tricks and their manners." It is on account of elements that the " Dickens readings" are said to excel all other entertainments of the same general character. Gov. Ballard, ot Idaho, Suspended. From the Idaho Sta,~sman of the 14th, we extract the following letter received by Gov. Ballard's private Secretary, which wil, explain itself: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 1865. c Dcvid W. Ballard, Governor of Idaho Territory, Boise City-SiR: I am direc ted by the President to inform you that your functions as Governor of the Terri tory of Idaho are hereby suspended; sad Isaac L. Gibbs, Esq.. has been designated to perform the duties of that amee. I have the honor to be, sir, your obe dient servant, W. H. SWARnD. tar UIONS 01@' THE TIllES. The recent amnesty proclamation of the President is receiving a severe over hauling by the press and public speak ers of the East, Not only is the cloak of tahereases torn from and its true pur port shown, that of bringing on a di rect conflict between his policy and that of Congress, and by this proclamation allying on its side the civil element in the South, countenancing and en couraging them in hostility to the recon struction measures, but it is shown that he has no power to grant amnesty, the act conferring that prerogative upon the President having been repealed on the 9th day of January last. The Con stitution empowers him "'to grant re prieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of im peachment," but the very word, " par don " implies previous conviction by judicial authority, and the people to whom the proclamation applies never having been tried, convicted, or senten ced, the President is clearly outside of his authority in the matter. We believe that the President has fully determined upon his course of action, and that eith er he or the United States Congress must be crushed; that he is running clear of any affiliation with, or regard to Congress, and that he has decided to fight it out, viet armi. if necessary, and will precipitate matters before the next session by revolutionary measures, as bold as Lazardous. The Washington Sttar, one of his organs, recently used the language: "Congress, when it recon venes, it it ever does convene again," implying that there is at least a possi bility of a suspension of the functions of that body. The Washington Union, another Presidential organ, denies the right of Senators who have expressed opinions on the subject, to sit in judg ment on the impeachment of Johnson, which is now one of the most certain events on the winter programme, and all the Johnson organs will chime in on that key. The arming of the Maryland militia a known disloyal organization, and the proposition ofhis friends that the am nesty enfranchises all persons to whom it applies, notwithstanding the requir inents of the reconstruction acts to the contrary, all indicate the purpose lie has in view, that of rallying around him,and wielding to his purposes every element opposed to the representatives of the loyal people, and making a desperate effort for the supremacy. The timesare critical and the cloud that lowers be tween the Legislative and Executive branches of the government is big with events of vast importance,and may cause trouble, second only to that of the Re bellion itself, but it will eventually ter minate in the complete discomfiture of the President and his adherents. The victors in the great war cannot be con quered now. It is a conflict between Absolutism and the people, and it is not difficult to anticipate who will remain in possession and who will be driven inglor iously from the field. THIE o01IO CAMPAIGN. The political campaign in Ohio is wax ing warm. acd the best speakers in the country are being concentrated there by both parties The principal issues sprung by the Democracy.are on the questions of financial policy and negro suffrage. Geo. H. Pendleton is perhaps the ablest speaker on the Democratic side. He urges the redemption of all the govern ment bonds in greenbacks at the earliest possible moment and to create a sinking fund of the interest saved by this pro cess. As the interest on 5-20's and the entire 10.30 bonds of March, 1863, are payable in gold, on which there is now a premium of forty cents, and the inter est bearing debt of th e country is $2,114,000,000, Mr. Pendleton is laying out a beautiful system whereby to flood the country with currency and make it worthless, which is just what he desires. Besides the 10-40 bonds have a long time to run yet, and as we have paid off $246, 497,250 inside of two years, besides the floating war debt not originally entered as a portion of the national debt, we are in a fair way to extinguish it long ere we could by Mr. Pendleton's system, and without increasing the circulation of the 1 national currency. The United States reserved the right to redeem the bonds in five or ten years after issue, and will assuredly do so whenever a loan can be effected at less rates than the interest of the bonds. Mr. Pendleton also favors the payment of the slave owners in Kentucky, Delaware and Maryland the I value of their treed slaves, amounting to about one third as much as the na tional debt. It is believed the people will reject the Democratic financial policy and the Democratic candidates by 30,000 to 40,000 majority in favor of the Union State ticket, while it is asserted on the same authority that negro suffrage will be rejected by 40,000 to 50,000. Wade, Sherman and a host of lesser lights are workbig earnestly for the Union cause, whle Pendleton, Vallandigham and teir conferes are actively engaged for the d mena VIGILANT.w OP MON LANA. The recent developments of an organ -.ed band of Road Agents, and the sum mary punishment of Charles Wilson in Virginia City on the night of the 25th, after the Vigilantes had remained pas sive for two years, is suggestive of ac tive operations should the Committee consider it necessary to protect life and property, and attaches fresh interest to their previous history. The History of the Vigilantes of Montana, by Prof. Dimedale, is the most startling authen tic account of desperate deeds by despe radoes and freebooters, ever published in this country, and the thrilling scenes of the capture, trial and punishment of Henry Plummer's Band, a true recital of the secret history of that wondertul or ganization, are pictures of phases of Mon tana life whose terrible realities exceed the wildest tales of romance. The pub lishers have a small portion of the edi tion remainining unsold, and in the pre sent desire manifested to obtain the work, offer the limited number remain ing on hands to subscribers on these con ditions. The rate for the WsEELY POST is $8, gold, equal to $9 42 currency. On the receipt of $10 currency the WEEKLY PoST will be sent for one year, accom panied by the History of the Vigilantes, a volume of 228 pages, bound convenient for mailing. This reduces the actual price of the work to 58 cents. Our Agents in the various camps receiving one year subscriptions to the PosT, and a ten dollar greenback, are authorized to order a copy of the History to each subscriber, and the work will be for warded by mail or express from the office. TO TAX PAYERS. There are a large number of persons. who, through ignorance of the law, ne glect to pay their taxes until compelled Ly the officers, at heavy additional costs. The taxes are now due and the officers will be compelled to levy upon property. and collect by distraint unless soon paid. Let every tax payer avoid that annoy ance by immediately calling at the Treasurer's office and squaring accounts. The following extract from t8ection 38, of the Tax Law ot Montana, explains the case. If any one neglect to pay his tax before the -fteenth day of September following the levy of the tax, the Treasurer is directed to make the same by distress and sale of his personal property. except such as is exempt from tax ation, and the list alone shall be a sufficient warrant for such distress. MINING MATTERK. UEARTO W. Data Post: This little mining camp holds its own remarkably well, if it can be judged by the number of business houses open and the crowds of miners jostling one another on Sat urday evening and during Sunday, either lay ing in their next week's supply of groceries, paying off the past week's bills, or fitting themselves to new cheap clothing at the nu merous shops. Others are less profitably em ployed in patronising the host of bar-rooms, whence emanates a babel of voices, now and then interlarded with a " rough-and-tumble." As a whole, Beartown, if Helena and Virginia are excepted, is the liveliest camp of the Ter ritory. The town consists of but one street, is built on a fiat at the junction of Deep gulch with Bear, and lays no claim to architectural beauty or regularity of streets. A huge pile of headings and tailings on each side of a string of sluices runs up and down the centre of the main street. The richest part of Bear gulch is in this fiat, and not nearly worked out yet, paying from $200 to $400 per day to the sluice. The depth of pay necessitates drifting and the bed rock lies 44 feet deep. Iti wasi on this fiat one of the early set tlers of Madison county, W. W. Bullard, made his pile, got smitten with the ripe charms of a gay and dashing widow from Flint, and left a few weeks ago, happy in her possession, and the satisfaction of having plenty of dust to winter in Hoosierdom. The lower part of Bear, which, last spring, was entirely inundated and the miners driven out therefrom, has been re-opened in many claims and pays well. The upper part, being above the town, with all its tributaries--First Chance, Methorn, Grizzly and others-gives employment to about 300 misers. BEARTOWN JUBTIC. The general topic of conversation about this time is the following queer instance of justice as administered here. Names of course must be omitted. A sprig of the law in im pecuneous circumstances but sorely in need of .he wherewith to cover his back, applies in his hour of need to an Israelitish friend. He was accommodated, but forgot that a day of reckoning should come. Finally, the cloth ing man wants to leave the country ; the man of law has not the cash ; merchant ageees to take fifty cents on the dollar, and still the law man "don't see it." In his extremity, the clothier threatens to denounce the man of law in public print. Now comes in the joke. The law man has the man of clothes arrested for TRYING TO PROCURE MONEY BY THRNATS ! The Judge duly issued the warrant, had the jury impanneled in John Pyne's saloon on iSunday evening, and was ready to proceed to business, when he was informed of the exist ence of a Sabbath day, whereupon he adjourn ed till Monday morning. It came, but not the clothing man-and justice in Beartown was cheated (?). DLEP GULcH is still paying well for two miles up from its junction with Bear, thence this very deep gulch narrows to a mountain gorge, in which the pay either lies too deep to be taken out with profit or is so covered up with huge mountain slides as not to be got at. The up per part of this gulch pays well. In passing down Deep from Elk, yesterday, the smoulder ing embers of many stately trees were lining the trail, and the formerly noble forest of tall slender trees is convertedinto a few blackened trunks by one of those mountain fires which raged here for two months,destroying several miners' cabins, and for a few days prevented all communication between Bear and El). . .i Are is sid to have been started by some ill disposed person or persen. The oatmng population of this as well as of many other camps have taken up their line of march to u.1 NEW muINs, meaning of course the late discoveries near Tobacco plains. A few particulars, as told by a gentleman just from there, may not be mal appropos : They are 200 miles from Missoula Mills, in a northwesterly direction, and acces sibleby a good pack trail to the Big Bend of Kootenai river; thence eight miles up Fisher river to the mouth of what was named Libby reek on which the new Eldorado is situated. The irst discovery was made by Joe Heron, Allen, - Moore, Anthony Cavanaugh and four or five others, about ten miles from the junction of Libby and Fisher rivers. This party soon returned to Missouia Mills fersup plies, and on going back to the mines divided their party, the above named four keeping the trail with fifteen animals, while the others i" cut acroes " to look at the country as they went, to join their comrades at their discov ery. When the former arrived at Big Bend of Kootenai, they were joined by a band of Indians, who professed to be friendly and as sisted the miners in crossing the river on rafts. The next morning while Joe Heron was tight ening the last rope on the animals, he was ired at by one of the Indians, and cried to his com rades to run, but too late-his three friends were fired at and fell dead. The noble red men then drove off the animals, but believing they had accomplished their hellish work, did not examine Heron. After sufficient length of time had elapsed, Mr. H., who was shot through the back, the ball lodging in the right breast, dragged himself off bareheaded, bare footed and coatless. After twenty-three days of intense suffering, subsisting on nothing but berries, reached the rendesvous of the party on Libby, eighteen miles from the place of massacre, nearer dead than alive, and told his sad story. The others started immediately to perform the last duty for their murdered com rades, but found only the remainsof two par tially devoured by wild beasts and birds. Not the least trace of Cavanaugh could be found. Mr. Heron is slowly recovering, although he carries the ball in his breast yet as a ad me mento of the red man's friendship. Since this melancholy occurrence hundreds have rushed to Libby. The gulch is reported to be forty miles long, the gold to be fine, resembling Alder gulch dust. The pay lies shallow on slate bed-rock , water and wood are abundant, and from pannings from $7 to $18 are said to have been realised per day. This is the story I of one returned from there. Since penning the above, four Bear gulch miners have returned from Libby, and in un qualified terms pronounce this new country the biggest "bilk" of the country. Now, as both statements are given, let every one judge for himself, go or stay, and lay no blame to B. Beartown, Sept. 23, 1867. MASONIC. The installation of officers of the Grand Iodge.of Montana will take plaoe in the new Masonic Temple, Virginia city, on Thursday, October 10. 1867. to be preceded by a full dress regalia pro cession. All Masons of good standing in the sevo ral degrees of Masonry are respectfully invited to participate. CEREMONIES OP THE DAY. Masonic Procession i full dress Regalia. Installation of Oicers. Oration. ORDER OF PROCESSION ; Entered Apprentices-Fellow CnraP.-Master Masons. Mark Masters; Past Masters; Most Excellent Masters; Royal Arch Masons. Knights of Red Cross; Knights Templars; Knights of Malta. Officers and Members of Grand Lodge. Guests of the Fraternity. FORMATION. Blue Lodge will form in the Court Room. Chapter, " People's Theatre. Commandery, Council Chamber. Grand Lodge will form in the Masonic Temple. The different orders will meet at the respective places designated, at half-past nine, a. m., and be formed in order of procession by the Cammanders' The assembly will be sounded at 10 a. m., when the procession will form,left in front, on Wallace street, oppcsite the InternationaL ROUTE, Up Wallace street to Brewery. along Brewery to Cover, along Cover to Nevada, along Nevada to Wallace.along Wallace to Jackson,along Jaokson to Idaho, along Idaho to Spencer, along Spencer to Wa'lace, along Wallace to the Masonic Temple. Th e officers of the Grand Lodge will then be in stalled and the oration delivs red by His Excellency, GreenC lay Smith, Governor of Montana. JAS. H. MILLS, Marshal of the Day. Extra War Bounties. The whole number of claims under the additional bounty act will be about 600,000. Already 565,000, in round num bers have been presented. Claims of living soldiers where accompanied by the discharge are presented and liquida ted at the office of the Paymaster Gene ral. Those of heirs or of living soldiers whose discharges have been lost are ad justed by the Second Auditor. As the Paymaster General is dependent upon the Second Auditor for facts essential to the determination of such claims as are paid by him it follows that a double ser vice is imposed upon the Auditor, vis: the investigation necessary to the adjust ment of the claims which come before him, and the furnishing of the informa tion required by the Paymaster General. Of the 565,000 claims already presented 405,000 were presented at the Paymaster General's and 160,000 at the Second Au ditor's. It is estimated that 30,000 more will be received at the former and 5,000 to 10,000 more at the latter Bureau. This will carry the whole number up to 600, 000. Twenty-five per cent. of these claims, and perhaps one third, will be rejected, being inadmissable under the provisions of the law and the rules gov erning settlements. About 90,000 have been paid-say 75,000 by the Paymaster General and 17,000 by the Second Audi tor, the former having commenced pay ing in January and the latter in June last. Payments are now progressing at the rate of from 20,000 to 25,000 a month, each of the offices above mentioned dis posing of from 10,000 to 15,000. This is as fast, probably, as the claims can be i settled; and at this rate, while the cases in the Second Auditor's office may all be disposed of in eighteen months, those at the Paymaster (General's will occupy at least three years. Congress has d rected inquiries into the practicability of effecting a more speedy adjustment; but no expeditory plan has been found feasible.