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THE MONTANA POST.
SNee..palpel-, Devoted to the 1ineral, Agricultural and Commercial Intereste of Montana Territory. L.. 4. N(O. 11. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1867. WHOLE NO. 167. The i[ontan a Post. W. TILTON & CO., - - - - PUBLISHERS TAr- 1. I.II, ,. -- EDITOR. Sn t a . ,ward ntone. with charity for all. n tie r cit. as 4;. gtives I to see t t 'e' n fnish the work we are in. to bind SNa n' iwunds. to care for him who shall . .iattie. and fr.. his widow and orph.hn. S n nav act e'ce .nd cherish a just and . r .r-,lven and with adl N 'I lAN 4.1.YX. , , 1;N F~*F TIIllS NUMBER. .n a:n (ulirnli.ion : Not y.-t the ~ - 1 '-I" - t '."rniething Needed : Sui * . .,- V\ t--" and Populdion ; ,. r-, :,;. Deer Lulgee and t;al S. ic· Uera . _ ! - ,s : Piepudiatihn Feared ,,Th Jsh Billings Papers , f ;en. Ster!ing Price-A I'.iet . - "rer.r A C'hap'tr of the HlIorrible. S = I. :\ Ai4Auetedi and her Ravisher SkiH *uI. ,;r,'e in the I . Q. Ar,y: lIHow ,. .. . ia-' hin. r_. a- Report of the Graud Jury . i. ." 'urtv : The I'ren, e t's hinnI Sit" f : I'en and S,:eors; Fall i .. 'h he "'I; \rr:n nta and lie'ena. -- . t , I'la'. w th :,d l-'rieuds; Going , . n.. Mbecc',:aneous. - ,. 1h tiwo Arinien-A lrearnm SI n Front Arretta: Death of a S ..A: tree-s. F'rnm leer l.,..i*t : Mi S \ . - .,. s; Helna l.cals: .euti . I -, Virgin;a Letter List. "ritE INDIAN' CO W.UMISSION. i , .. y. l',cial Indian (',nn id ... :urned o ashington and : ;.,. ( ,orate repotrt to the Secre - Interior. dated October 7, .\1'r :iving a history of the In -'i' , ,n. in general. nearer. relre S:. true state of affairs than any la . -seen. and taking position S- f tihe progressive development ..r wst and the obligation of . rni-nt to protect its pioneers, - a rlt-is ot reccmumendatiine. ::.l;.;:h tL 111 one proposition not n.o, t the approval of the Secre ii. i:i-\ves,. tirst, that the only ;:, tlhe g!reat Indian question is .- r.-rvati,,n policy. Ile recom : tiie creation of five Indian dis -': i : tlrye resident sub-cominis * -r-. having judicial authority to de r.1 complanints between Indians, azrn'- an r sutperintendents. These to r the control ,t an established i,, lure-au. UIpon them all peacea S d;."-I,,e-l Indians must go at onre. S.,::t:f. r ,tf the control of all those S. t: i.,, rlt l. cation on reserva r; :r " i.e" I:Ia(e to tthe WVar Depart -.:. l tiet.l, a (deci-ive camnpiagn to be :..a ::!illtiatiel-1v against those who are and an agreement to go uion the -, r\ i;i rn. l.e the only basis of a treaty. S-, wl:, accept the reservations he "- ,nlr', nirn kindness, the supply of nma . . r industrial pursuits, and in Sr- in 'hristianity, husbandry and " i he " privilege of citizenship '.':: ". lc,.i utlv civilized. This policy . "l,.r.t:ically humrane and unobjection l'ract ically, we have no faith in I: h, iarier solution is the best. Let :-, Indians take care of themselves. If -". are peaceable, let them come and -where they may. If they make war •l n the: whites, subdue them as you :, any hostile people and make no ;ta'i"s They are productive of more :ry than good. and there is no neces : for tihem. These fine spun ques •i,-ns about Indian titles never help the i.iann a Creat deal. Mr. Kinney strong Y o,,ects to the recommendation of Gen. anl.irn that the Bozeman route be Sandoned. lie says: b" he absandonment of the road necessarily .ncludes the withdrawal of the troops from nro.. Phil. Kearne1 and C. F. Smith. If the tad is given up, it is to satisfy the imperious :*mand. of hostile Indians. Added to this M.anud is that for the withdrawal of the sol ::m from the country. My first objection is a:Lt. in treating with hostile Indians, they "-.r should be permitted to dictate terms of *%ce. The road avoids the crossing of the cuntains, which has to be done twice in go •- to Virginia City via the Salt lake route, sod is four hundred miles nearer. In addi 3ra to this advantage, the route is preferra :-affording better gram and water, and bare abundant fuel than the old route via -at Lake City. * * *" While the Powder river country is dear to :L~. it is also inviting to the white man. S,:r gra sing country is nowhere to be found. " cul1r of gold is obtained isn all its streams +d the formation of its rock bound moun 'da p}resents to the experienced eye of the .tier urmlutakable evidence of rich mineral 0Pos ts. '' Hle claims that the Sioux do not own cr country about which they are now 'flnding and is decidedly friendly to 40 .rows.advocating a treaty with them &-.ure their co operation in the mili r nmovement against the Sioux. He ',.tse of the Sioux claims to the Pow "er rv,.r country in this wise : Thb~ country from the mouth of the Pow civer up the stream to its source, along th Black Hills and the Wind river mountains; the headwaters of the Yellowstone, down o the mouth of Twenty-Ave Yard reek; across from the bheadwaters of the Muscleshell river o4. to its mouth, and from the beadwaters b the mouth of Dry creek, belongs to the -oW by virtue of a treas made at t. Lars -~i, October 17, 1861. Ti region includes the three posts -Reno, Phil. Kearuey and C. F. Smith-and about 200 miles of the Vir ginia City road. The abandonment of this road the Sioux demand, asserting the travel thereon to be a justification of their going to war with the whites. Coveting this fine con try of the Crow Indians, the Sionx, with about six warriors to their one, went to war and overcame but never conquered them. The Crows have never been driven from the coun try, and to-day occupy a portion of it and claim it all as their own. The superior num ber of the Sioux enables them to move where they please through this entire region, and for two years they have been carrying on a war agrainst the whites either living in or passing across it. In brief. they are fighting us for going into a country in which they have obtained afoot hold only in violation of a solemn t-eaty the Government made with the Crows. They ar tre-passers upon the Crow country, and are without excuse in contesting the right of the white to occupy it." In the further discussion of the sub ject. Mr. Kinney evidences a pretty thor ough knowledge of Indian character, and we believe knows better who is cul pable for the "' gross wrongs " committed against the Indians than he is free to name in his report. 'rie same " gros wrongs " would be committed on the res ervations and the same difficulties en sue. The ;,llowing is not far from the opinion entertained by all intelligent men in the west, and it is to be hoped will meet with favorable consideration by the government: " Why these Indians have been permitted openly to defy the Government and kill with impunity our citizens and soldiers, without any sufficient effort on the part of the War Department to prevent them, that department must answer. Their successes have embold ened them, have added greatly to their num ber and strength, have inspir-d them with con fdence, have provided them with fine horses, and rendered a comparatively weak party a most formidable foe. A peace dictated by Indians who are per fectly aware that the terms are -uch as only a defeated party would accept, and whose accep tance they would construe to be an evidence not of magnanimity but of weakness, would only increase their contempt for the govern ment, and would not last much longer than it would require to write it. A wild Indian is easily managed when you have taught him by your power to fear you; but is as ungoverna ble as the buffalo if he thinks you fear him. Iaving yielded to his demand to withdraw your troops and vacate the road, the govern ment will next be asked to abandon the con struction of the Union Pacific railroad, which is now building across this same territory and through the country claimed by them. The government could not submit to this demand; but having yielded to him once, he resorts to war again, expecting to secure the same re 'ult. The workmen on the Pacific railroad are murdered, and Western Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, Western Minnesota and Northern Iowa are laid waste by these Indians and their affiliated tribes. The government in trying to be magnanimous haa taught them a bad les son; and, at last, it takes years to end a strug gle which at first could have been terminated in a single season. General Sanborn proposes a reservation. I am in favor of the reservation system. These Indians, however, will never consent to go up on a reservation until, instead of allowing them to dictate to you, the government places it elf in a position to dictate to them. War has begun. They have found it profitable, and war will continue unless they are made to feel and acknowledge the superior power of the government. It may be smothered for a short time, but it will break out again, and there will be no permanent peace until they are subdued. The road to peace will not be found far from the road to war. I object to abandoning the road, in the sec ond place, because it is confidently believed that the country it traverses is rich in miner als. If so, it is the policy of the government to extend every facility to emigration and settlement. But, whether it does so or not, the-hiatory of all mining regions proves that the enterprise of the miners will make them face any danger and overcome all obstacles, and that the Indians are obliged to fall back in every direction before the surging tide of a mining population. The road would still be travelled, and the Indians, with much rea son, would assert that the Government had violated its treaty, and war would be the cer tai result. In this connection I do not propose to dis caus the causes which have led to our unhappy indian affairs. That the Indiana have, in many instances, been grosely wronged, all must admit. What concerns the government most, at this time, is, how are these troubles to be adjusted ? In my opinion, with those who are now at war with as, punishmen t is the only remedy. The Indian can be govern ed only through his fears. NOT YET THE TIRE. Notwithstanding the dispatches con tain encouraging news from the (Gari baldians, and their columns are preesing the Papal troops toward Rome, we fear the tide will tarn too strong against them, and that the day of deliverance has not yet come. The desire Is, not to in vade the Pope's spiritual dominion, but his temporal. The Italians love thpir sunny land with all the fervor of their passionate impulsive natures. Rome, grandly associated with the history of ages, and the proud mother of empires, ruling the world from her seven hilled throne by the yellow Tiber, linked in tradition and on historic page with names that all time shall re-echo with admiring accents, is the great central heart of Italy. With a limited mon archical government, and two chambers of representatives, an are of 118,000 square miles and a population of 54,000, 000 of people, they And the States of the Church, with an area of 4,800 square miles and over half a million people, un der the absolute sovereignty of the Pope, who holds his court in Imperial Rome, in the heart of their country, sustained by the bayonets of powers uniremldly to the Italian people Victor Emsanuel, hampered by the provisions of a rash treaty, is bound to prevent the invasiom of the Papal dominions by fore. of arms, and Plus I, as the Sovereign of a is dependent Government, may summon to his aid the legions of the hated Emperor, and lay waste their vine clad hills for claiming their own. Italy and Rome are one. Its people will never find rest until the tri-color floats above the Vati can, and all the States acknowledge it. Yet like the Fenians, the Republicans are frittering away their strength in im pulsive and unpromising risings. Each futile attempt binds the shackles closer, discourages and stifles the spirit of the would-be revolutionists, and renders suc cess still more difficult. The Fenians must bide their time until England, in volved in other toils, loosens her grasp on the Emerald Isle. Italy can scarce depose Pius IX. until Napoleon, distract ed by other complications, dare not float the lilies of France to sustain the ban ners ot the Pope. Freed from foreign interposition, Italy would be at once united, and, relieved from the entangle ments of the September treaty, Victor Emanuel would gladly aid his people in the effort; but as it looks now the fires of revolution will be quickly stamped out to smoulder till another fitful breeze fans them into flame. TASTES DIFFER. The De)mocrat, clothed in the saintly garments of purity, drawing inspiration from a source beyond our reachl; look ing down from its tripod of exaltation with sublime dignity upon our feeble ness, launches a withering shaft from its puissant bow and transfixes us to earth. We are humbled. The article which appeared in the Post of last Tuesday Is NOT COPIED in this issue of the Democrat. We would not desecrate our col umns with such dirty, vile and indecent Bil lingsgate. We hesitated a long time wheth er the scribble should be noticed at all. We will not now attempt to respond to so dirty a piece, which wishes to be personal but which is so low and undignified as to call for no fur ther notice at our hands than merely to state we belong to no one; we do not belong to the Governor, nor did we ever receive the patron age of his office. Some small quantity of printing has been done in this office, while the Post has done thousands of dollars worth, and is now whining around the Secretary for the public work to be done this winter. 8o far as your low personalities are concerned, Mr. Post, we will let a generous and honest community judge between us, for we know we cannot handle a tumble-bug without smell ing badly.-[Democrat, Oct. 25. It is gratifying that our shame has not been paraded before the world in the Demoerrt. Generous and discreet men tor, our thanks. Your tropes are exqul site; your similes the perfection of ver bal beauty. Your experience has evi dently been dearly purchased, and you have profitted thereby. You "touch not. taste not," and do not wish to "han die." How the Democrat could belong to the Governor if "it belonged to no one," is not the question. It would be unkind to call attention to the assertion that it " never received the patronage of the Goverror's office." and the succeed ing admission that " a small quanti'yof printing had been d,.ie in the Denl .crat office." An oversight in the iuse of words probably. The PosT has done some printing for --- whom? For the Volunteer Department, and without expecting compensation from the U. S. Government. If Secretary Tufts will say the PosT ever "whined" for a dollar's worth of patronage from him, you ,can have the best broadcloth suit in town, Captain, and the same proposition is made on the Governor. Will you recip rocate t SOMtETHING EEDED. We are not aware that any effort has ever been made in this Territory to have a law enacted prohibiting prize fighting. Certain it is that no law except for a breach of the peace now exists on the statute books to prevent these most dis gusting exhibitions. It being impossi ble to have an enactment before the late encounter, we have remained silent; more than that, witnessed it; and with a large majority of those who did, are of the opinion that it is the duty of the coming legislature to pass a law prohib iting prize igbts in the Territory of Montana. This last fight was not severe enough to be the basis of any very strong objections, so far as the punish. ment of the .en is concerned. After paying five dollars each for an opportu nity to see two men, reputedly game pugilists and heavy strikers, pummel each other, those in attendance were diL appointed in seeing half a dosen such rounds as can be witnessed in the street for nothing, and then stay three or four hours to witness two men without shirts, shivering with cold, and keeping out of each other's way, until nightfall. All prize fghts pander to the lowest pas dions of mankind. Their eourage meat has a tendency to deprave the tastes of the people and vitiate their morals. There is a law against duelling. It is by odds the most respectable sad least dangerou smasmesat of the two. If prism fiting is ametlned., dulling eshould be For the credit of the T . oy; ia defereaes to the opinionl of the -evlltd world; to prevent the emntiva tion of depravity, and discounage brutdl exhibitians, let us have a law against prize fghting. Montana has had enongh of it. Iulelde 3I Q allaes Valley. SEDITOR POST: A gentleman just Ih from West Gallatin brings the horrid intelligence of the suicide of Thomas A. Wiley, residing there. His partner, Mr. Leonard, was absent daringthe day, and upon his return at night found a note from Wiley, bidding him an affectionate farewell, and stating that he was " tired of living." Search was made and the body found in the root house with the throat cut from ear to ear. A razor was found lying by his side. bloody, and a gun hung by the trig ger on the wall above him. The coroner has just left to hold an inquest, when we shall learn more par ticulars. In haste, D. W. Boamar City, Oct. L25, 1867. (Mr. Wiley was one of the early pio neers of Montana, having come here in '63, and was one cf the earliest ranchers in Gallatin Valley. He was a native of Tennessee, and resided in Colorado sometime prior to coming to Montana. He was twice elected as County Commis sioner of Gallatin county, and was uni versally esteemed for his honesty, indus try, intelligence and social virtues. HIav ing no certain information as to the causes leading to the rash and desperate deed by which he ended his life, we believe it will be found attributable to pecuniary difficulties. He was involved in embar rassing financial circumstances, and as long ago as last winter was laboring un de- considerable mental distress in con sequence. This, to a morbidly sensitive person, might develop into a preference for the undisturbed quiet of the grave. It is painful to contemplate a deed so vio lent for a cause uo trifling; but it has had its many precedents. Mr. Wiley was unmarried. VOTES AWD POPULATION. An official abstract of the election re turns of Colorado for 1867 shows that Territory to be strongly Republican. The Council is eight Republicans, four Democrats, and one Independent Repub lican. The House is fifteen Republicans, ninqteen Democrats and two Indepen dent Republicans. The total vote of the Territory was 9,349, giving i straight Republican majority of 412 and counting the Independent Republican vote, a majority of 876 o Dmor racr.'d- as te.mais dto-4 year. The News, in publishing this statement, takes the usual estimate of frog Afve to seven ofa population to ea4 voter and argues from it that the population will not fall short of 46,745 to $5,443. If this was a reliable basis for an estimate of population, Montana might claim a population of 58,460 or 81,844 upon her 1867 vote of 11,692. It will be found, however, that the ratio of population to voters, upon which the Colorado estimate is founded, will not apply to new mining regions, where the number of voters usually comprises fully one-half of the entire population. We doubt very much if Montana will today exceed a population of 21 to each vote polled at the general election of 1867. Colorado is older and contains a more settled population. The propor tion would be somewhat larger, but the ratio of five to one or seven to one which applies to the States, is an excessive one for any of the Territories. With a mi gratory, floating population such as ours, the only true method by which to arrive at the number of inhabitants is by a census. THE IT UATION. It may have been thought that im peachment had no horrors for President Johnson. In fact, his many violent ef forts to defeat the expressed will of the people in regard to reconstruction, and the assumption of aathiqgiy not vested in him, has s U it% belief. His course since the late elections has disap pnlated both parties, and is another of the strange perversities of" my policy." When a clear four hundred thousand majority stared him in the face, he bid dorance and obstinately battled against tos measures Inaugurated by their rep rseltatias. Now, that the elections might be construed into an endorsal of his course, and more consistently than eer he might urge his policy in oppo stidon to that of Congress, he subsides i •o a silent aequieseence and permits i.atters in the South to take their own arsem. The only case assignable for this is his ambition to be reelected Pres i-sat. Whatever others may think, Andrew Johnson expects he will be ailed upon to All the Preeidential chair for another term. The radical Union pe-ty he eannot expect to support him. The radical Democracy read him out, before the reeat elections, and he rubs them of his slate. His oly recoarse -nw Is to frem a third, comservattve, party, repdiating both extremes, and -sagi their nmlnatbo The repudis. ties and grembacbk resdmpaiom ery of the etreemits will dislatesgrate a lare lass of Democrats, who would not sup pert a Republican nominee, but might very readily support Johnson. Add to this the weak-kneed Republicans and those of the South who owe a debt of gratitude to His Accidency. and his par ty for the coming campaign is made up. His impeachment and deposal would be fatal to his ambitions, since the Democ racy has withdrawn its support and he is left to paddle his own canoe as best he may. He therefore receives the re sult of the elections with benign compo sure, telegraphs a few "Thank God's " to the Vallandighamers of Ohio, but fails to supplant the Republicans in his Cabi net with any of their faith, and makes no interference with affairs in the South. The latest movement on his behalt is the report of the Southern gentlemen that an immense insurrection is on the eve of breaking out in the south; that the negroes are armed, the whites dec titute of the means of defense, and all that is needed to spring the mine is the impeachment of the President. With this comes the recommendatiou that more troops be sent into the South-an unprecedented recommendation from that quarter. WVe are not prepared to contradict the existence of danger from the negroes of the Southl,; but this report suggests an incident of the past. In 1861, a rebellion began in the United States. Troops, arms, ammunition and the navy were required to suppress it. They were not attainable. Certain exi gencies had required the navy to be dis persed to distant stations; the armories and arsenals of the North had been emp tied and their contents shipped South; the regulars were on the plains and in Texas, (where many of them afterwards surrendered) and the capital of the na -ion was imperilled. Several thousand troops are now on the plains, and nearly all the remainder in the South. Gov. Swann, of Maryland, has 6,000 troops largely composed of disbanded rebels, supplied with rifles and two batteries of artillery, purchased by the Governor after Geunel (Grant refused to furnish' them, t whispered that, rat impeachmtj P prrogue t'isha t ogeher, the report of Southern gentleman is not likely to drain Washington City of troops just on the eve of the assembling of Congress, or the lessons of the past have been use less. President Jonnson dreads impeach ment, and the United States Congress has demonstrated by its past course that it does not desire to resort to that ex tremity, if avoidable. The retention of Grant as acting Secretary of War, a fail ure to interfere with the Southern elec tions, and the maintainance of his cabi net without the radical changes rumored as probable, are all so many overtures on the part of the President to escape im peachment. It remains to be seen whether or not they will effect the action of the House and Senate. TRUSTING. We trust when the Legislature assembles it will at once organise, proceed to work as the Organic Act and the laws of the Territory di rect, and teach this factious, disorganasing and lawless fanatical party that their advice or counsel is not needed in the true legiela tion of the country.--[Democrat. With all its recklessly inappropriate adjectives, we may assume that the above amiable and gentlemanly admoni tion is intended for the benefit of Re pablicans in general and the PosT in particular. The Democracy are in the asendency, and the (hand) organ croaks oat its notes of excommunicatlon;sgainst all Republicans. It is sorely exercised that rebel "advice and counel " is not "meeded" in Congressional legislation, but the shoe is on the other foot here. The Democrat indirectly takes the posi tion that the party in minority have no rights which the majority are bound to respect. It is simply absurd, and the course it "trusts" will be taken is but on' remove from the veriest despotism ever arrogated by a tyrant. If this is Democracy, the sooner we abandon our experimental government the better True, though it may be, that the mem bers of the Legislature were elected by Democrats, yet they represent all the citisens of their respective districts, and one is entitleu to as much consideration as another in their legislation. If he has rights to be respected, his " advice and counsel" are entitled to considera. tion. Not proposing at present to dis oese the merits of the two parties, and turning the Dem~nrat's vile epithets loose to At where they belong, we give fair warning that in the legislation of Montana Republicans claim the rights of citisens of this Territory, equal to those of amy Denocrat however often he may have proved his devotion by aban domlng it, and that the "advice and coun ise" of the Powt will be ofered whenever we think it is needed, without waiting any suggestions on the part of the DOMM ULJ WeUER LOBCE AND GALLATIWN. The Independent seconds the appeal for diverging mail routes from Virginia, especially that which should penetrate Deer Lodge, Jefferson and aissoula counties. We again urge immediate steps to secure the establishment of this route, and the one through to Gallatin valley. The distances, number of peo pie dependent upon them for mail ser vice, the disadvantages to which they are now subject, and the importance of the routes should be tully set forth in the petitions. These should be printed and left in places convenient to secure the signatures of all interested, and when completed, forwarded to Washing ton. Our Delegate will want to do some thing commendable on the start. This is one of the most necessary and easily accomplished of all the local measures to be secured, and we are wiling to "hold up his hands" by giving any assistance in our power. The Independent makes the following comments in regard to the Walla Walla mail route, in addition to which we can say that the paper mail from Idaho and Washington Territories via that route, generally comes a week or more after papers of the same date and locality reach here by the W~lUs, Fargo line. To illustrate the inequality of mail service for this section, it is but necessary to look at the increase of mail service on the Wal!a Walls route, from weekly to semi-weekly, when the only benefit of such increase is to impoverish the government and fatten the contractors to the tune of $23,000 per annum, while our people are actually suffering from the want of necessary mail facilities. This amount expended in our county would take the mail to the door of every citizen. There are but two places in this county where our patrons can receive their papers by mail, while the people at Silver Bow, Butte city, Beartown, Reynolds city, Georgetown, Phillipsburg, and Henderson, Lincoln, Wash ington and Jefferson gulches communicate with the outside world by any means they can. MATCRED.-it is claiime by Vallan digham that he has secured votes enough to elect him to the Umited States Senate in place of brave old Ben Wade. Well, perhaps he has, but it he doeslot find a match in Brownlow T e, who willU silee his ttery, S no vt ~ ured. ,*. iDr. Bellows, in an interestis letter from Baden Baden to the L Chris.ian, thus speaks of the supersti tions of some of the frequenters of the gaming tables: '" The superstitious of the players are a singular exhibition of the credulity of those who have generally ceased to have any faith in God or man. Nog-ovelling worshipper of an imaginary toenail of an imaginary saint ever exceeded in su perstition the mass of the men and wo men who sit at these gambling tables, solemnly pricking holes in their card gospel from which they read their gui dance and through which they peep into tlhe future fortunes which await them. Victims to absurd mysticisms about lucky cumbers and false inferencesfrom the abused law of average they go reli giously on, trusting in their stars and tied to their dotage. One very pious gambler who believes in our glorious liturgy, but not preaching, hurries from his Sunday prayers to try his luck at Roulette, upon the 24 10 [chap. and verse] of the text the minister announces! Another turns his Bible to see what psalm opens, or what page cuts, and hastens to try his luck under such bless ed guidance! Now it is the Nine which the divinities of the gambler's table have consecrated, and the next day Seven or Twenty-three. If Maximilian is shot by seven men on the nineteenth Jane, seven and nineteen would be the secret talis man of the firstgamester that heard the news, if he were not warned by the fate of the noble gambler in thrones who staked his life and lost it upon the throw I Were there thirty-onte words in Napo leon's letter to M. Rouher, offer him the diamond cros of the Of Honor, it would be ground e lch e a bareheaded Frenchman here, who carries his velvet cap in his hand in rain and shine, to play all day on that number confident of coming out winner by 11 P. M., at which time the tables close Failure to-day would do as little to cure the fol2y of such a hope as the empty results of ignorant and fanatical expect ation do usually to correct superstitions. It is not the fruit of superstition, but the superstition itself which is precious ! Religion even in its falsest forms is more disinterested than defamers of human nature suspect. But enough of this hateful but fascinating theme. A FUNNY SCENE.-An anexpected ta bleau was recently given at the New York French Theater where Mrs. Lan der is playing Elizabeth. The audience had been in the habit of demanding a repetition at the close of the tableau of the drama, but the night in question it was supposed the house had emptied It self without the encore. It seems it had not however, and the curtain rose sud denly, discovering the Queen of .glagnd restored to perfect health, sitting upon her cushions and talking glibly with Essex, who had survived his decapitt tion, and was standing there very com placently, with a cigar in his mouth, and a cotton umbrella under his arm. Burleigh, the venerable Prime Minister, had removed his wig and, was drinking a lass of lager beer, while Lady How ar was walting with Sr Francis Drako, to the regular p of her (historie) hea band's cig. The house burst into a At of laughter, and the curtain fell again, to the amusement of the audiease and the confusion of the actors.