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The Montana PesL
No. 3O Main Street. ITELENA.. - - MOcRN'ANLA Terms o' Subseriptio : Osn copy, one yer.......---.....---......--8 00 do. six moalth.................... 5 00 do. three toths....................... 3 0 Rates of Advertisnag: Bastneem Cards. 5 !'e. or less, 3 months.. - S6 00 do. do. do. 6 months, .. 10 00 do. do. do. 1 year..... 15 00 One square, ten lines or less, I insertion... 4 00 do. do. ds. 2 d 6.. 00 do. do. do. I month,..... 10 00 do,. do. do. 2 do ..... 13 00 do. do. do. 3 do. ..... 13 OU do. do. do. 6 do. ..... 23 00 doO.do. do 1 year........ 35 00 ''wo squares. I inaertion.................. 6 00 do. 2 d.. ................. P . 00 do. I month .................... 12 00 do. . 4 d1. ................... 18 00 do.. :t do. ............. ..... 24 00 do. I do. ................... 40 0 do. 1 year........................ 65 00 Dne eighth column. 1 in.ertion ........... 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I insertion................... 30 00 do. 2 ,t . . ................. . 40 00 1 do. 1 month,.................... 55 00 1 do. $ do .................... 75 00 do. 3 d. ................- ... 90 ito. 6 4 d . .................... 140 00 .io. 1 year..................... .. . ) 00 Local .Olcrs--4)one do,llar per line for three c lines or less; 75 cents per line for ten lines or less; ; 50 cents per line for eleven lines or more. THE GREAT PLACER CLAIM OF TAYLOR, THOMPSON & CO. Its "False Bed-Rock"-Indef nite Depth of the " Pay Streak "-Past and Present Mode of Working-Expenses and Proflts-Theories Con ccrning the Origin of the Gold, and Absurdity of all Theories. The placer claim ot Taylor. Thomp son & Co. being the only one in the mines of the Rocky Mountains in which steam is employed, and celebrated as well for the indefinite depth and uniform rich uess of its " pay dirt "-being, in short, among the placer diggings of Montana what the " \Whitlatch-L'nion " is amoqg her quartz veins-I yesterday forenoon accepted an invitation to pay it a visit. The acting superintendent politely ac companied me wherever curiosity was to be gratified, and imparted all the in formation solicited. mile below the office of the MONTANA PosT, being No. 5 below " discovery " in "Last Chance Gulch." The first shatt was sunk in April, 18(5, from which time it has been in the hands of the present proprietors. The vegetable mould, or that portion I which miners call " the stripping," has I an average depth of about seven feet, when the auriferous gravel is reached. As the gold is of the same general character throughout. and the prospects vary but little at any depth, so the gravel is very similar from top to bot tom. Granite, slate and quartz are i found in nearly equal proportions. Stones of unwieldy bulk are seldom met with, and nearly every one, by its smoothly rounded surface, attests the agency of water in bringing it down to and lodging it in its last resting place -" all wash " would be the miner's first exclamation upon viewing these de posits. Supposing the ground to be the same n its general characteristics as that above and below, it was worked during the summer of 18.63 in the usual way that is, by shoveling into sluice-boxes. The first gravel stratum resting upon a compact body of argillaceous cement, trom one and a half to two feet thick, which was long mistaken for bed-rock, it is not ;urprising that months rolled by before e . n a conjecture was indulged in of the rand fortune that reposed be low. But thit important fact was at last accidentally revealed. The circumstance of having to cut deep below the supposed pay level. in order to properly grade the sluices, was the key that unlocked the. Pactolian secret-this still unmeasured vault of gold. The intervening cement layer was removed, disclosing an indefi nite depth of gravel the same as that which had been so profitably mined tbove: This fortunate and unexpected dis covery calling for a more effective mode of raising the gravel, all the available mechanic principles-wheel and axle, inclined plane, and pulley, with horses for the motive power-were called into requisition. Weeks, and months, are thus passed, working night and day, and no more indications of bed-rock than at the beginning--the gravel is the same, the gold the same, and the prospects have not perceptibly varied. Pay undiminished and still no bed rock, point after point of the claim is abandoned, owing to the vast accumu lations of " tailings," when the "horse whim" plan must give way to a yet more effective system. A steam engine of ten-horse power was imported, and by means of it this apparently bottom less placer claim is now yielding regu larly from fifty to sixty ounces bf gold dust every twenty hours' working. The engine is planted near the middle of the claim. Abipt thirty-five feet above the furnace a platform has been constructed, from which the dirt is "dumped" into the sluaie-boxes. Elghty cubic inches of water is used, it balng brought to the platform from Helena ditch, or "the big ditch," through a Z-shaped flame; following the angles of its two elbows, it must be between five and six hundred yards in length. Two parallel railroad tracks extend down an inclined plane to the base of the beak fr,om which the dirt is now betng washed. They are at present about two hundred feet in length, but additlemal rails are being laid as necessity requires. Four cars are employed, two on either tradk, eash earry i , M is estimated, Sthre t of a;, A ear-load of dirt waslmh everkdtat . ad a half, or two hunlred lol each ran of five hoarn. 'Te daim iM worked sight and day. Thus we see that our little steam o giant, consuming less than six cords of wood a week. transports over an up-hill grade six hundred tons a day-the cars traveling in the performance of the task a total distance of sixty-two miles The "pay streak " now presents a square front from thirty to thirty five feet deep, and no underlying bed rock yet, nor the slightest indications );of any. One of Woodward's steam pumps brought into the country for hydraulic ing by the "Nelson Minng Company" has been procured, which keeps the ex cavations free of water. Mr. Barnum, one of the proprietors, informed me that it had not been necessary to use it over Sthree hours a day. It is capable of con' tinuously raising twenty cubic inches. The weekly expenses average twenty two hundred dollars in currency, and the net proceeds six thousand in gold-the proprietors' profits being twenty thous and dollars a month. Forty-five men are constantly employed. About one hundred thousand dollars was taken out of the claim last year; that amoant will, of course, under the improved facilities we have essayed to describe, be greatly increased the present. Now, now long will this precious cur rent continue to flow ? No underlying bed-rock, we said, had yet been reached; a perpendicular one, however, has. At the upper end of the level where the workmen are engaged, it is found to de soend as abruptly as the side of a house -inclining neither in nor out. its course is directly downward. This is all that is at present known : theory alone can further go. The secondary mountain formations of the vicinity, or foot-hills, have their furthest termination right here-their outlines being those of the letter V, at the point of which is this remarkable claim. I can draw no self-satisfying conclusion from the fact ; but a friend insists that a great quartz lode once veined( a mountain there, which, through the vicissitudes of fire, flood and glacier, was leveled to the present long-extended ridge; and that a deep gorge at its base, known to moderns as " claim No.5 be low," was enriched by its wreck. This singular notion is so fixed in his mind - and his reputation as a quartz miner is not mean-that he actually avowed his intention of exploring for what is left of the vein. A more probable theory is, I think, (because its premises are more evident,) that " Last Chance Gulch " is the bed of an ancient river, and the sudden "pitching of the bed-rock" under consideration the only remaining mbnu ment of a once majestic waterftall. Per haps a primitive Niagara thundered the skies of this vicinity, which, through succeeding convulsions of nature, was finally buried in a golden sepu'chre. But theorizing is in vain. When we reflect upon the fearful memorials of revolutions in the natural world-moose 'leer. natives of this continent, buried in the heart of Ireland--lenhants and tho Sash,, .... ,r wnales in the center of England-trees of vast dimensions with Itheir roots and tops in the bottoms of the deepest mines, and below soil in which they could never have grown countries laid under ocean waves, and lands rising from the midst of the wa ters. and becoming the habitations of hmen and beasts,-we must bow in reve rential awe before the Great God of the Universe, and acknowledge the utter emptiness of human wisdom. i. N. x. RECOUR O] ISO67 JULY. 1. The Dominion of Canada inaugu rated. Governor Thomas F. Meagher, of Montana, drowned at Fort Benton, Mon tana. 2. Assault on Judge Fisher, by Brad ley, for remarks made during the Surratt trial. 8. Re-assembling of the Senate and House.-Yellow fever epidemic at New Orleans. 4. The ram Dunderburg sails for France to be delivered to the French Government. 5. The French Government suspends diplomatic relations with Mexico. 7. lion. James M. Wayne, of the Su preme Court of the United States since 1835. and M. C. from 1829 to 1835, died in Washington, D. C'. Hon. John A. King, Governor of New York 1857 59, Memn'er of Congress two terms, died in Jaiaaica, L. I., aged 79 years. 8. Death of M. Ponsard, French dra matist.-Representative Butler's charges of assassination consp:racies referred to a committee of the House. 9. The amended reoonstruction bill passed by the House, 119 to 81.-Death of Rufus H. King, of Albany, aged 78. 10. Dr. Thomas Richardson, F. R. 8. C. and E.. chemist and chemical techno logist, and author of works on manufac turing chemistry, Reader of Chemistry in Union of Durham, died at Wigan. aged 50 years. 13. Hon. H. J. Raymond nominated as Minister to Austria.--The supple. mental reconstruction bill passed both Houses.-Burning of the [St. Louis Mn seum. 15. Message from the President in re lation to the debts of the Southern States contracted beform the War. 17. The steamboat Sylvan Stream sunk at Hell Gate.-The Haoue ensures the President for his meag in relation to the anti'-war Southern State debt. 19. The President vetoes the Amended Reconstruction Bill, and it is passed again by both Houses. 20. Congress adjorns. 26. Mrs. arah Alden Rliiy, a wo. man of rare intellectual cutt. and at tainments, died at Coneord, Mas., aged 74 years.-Otho, Fredreich, Ludwig, ez King of (reece, having rigwd there from 1883 to 1861, die.st MLnich, Bo. h s thon, L. L. D. Presmr of languages in Columbia CoUllee, Ree. tor of the Gaeasuar School, and author of about 50 tols, tes., and refegues books, died i New York, aged 70 yeas. 80. Geneal 8rsidma emoves Gov. Throsemrseu, of Texas, and appeias E. M. Pease. $1. Mem athastie Madre s . an emigat e writer, aIte of aumerrt noves ay nd talo .o great merit, died in Roxbery, Maes, aged 78. r TR WLp.. Dou the mons May thse hun dredd twenty vessels arrived at port ,of S runcsco. It sFi Co. have shipped frem a Laramie wihi the last four weeks f over one million pounds of freight. I The Democracy of silver CUty, Idaho, called a meeting to rejoice over the re sult of the Oregon election. Flaming handbills were posted throughout the town, headed OREoN REDXZMED! The unterrifed were somewhat as tonished the next morning to find that wit had been on a frolic over night and their posters were all headed, " OREGON RE-DAMNED! The Champion Billiard Cue for the championship of Nebraska, Colorado and Dacotah is now in Omaha. The contest will take plaLe in that city in a few days. There are already seven leading billiardists who have sig - nilied their intention of contesting for it, and several of the leading players of the United States have signified their intention of being present, itf not actual participants in the contest. The cue is in three section. The butt is made of rosewood, surmounted by gold trim mings. The gold in these trimmings contains seventyutwo penny weights of gold; the other two sections are made of beautifully polished maple. tipped with ivory. The case in which the cue I is enclosed is made of rosewood. magnit icently polished. On the lid of the case will be inserted an elaborate engraved gold plate, with engraving symbolical I of the championship of Colorado, Ne braska and Dacotah. WESTEIRN ITES. Ada county, says the Idaho States. man, is $103,000 in debt. a Mr. Dustin Amy, formerly of Salt Lake, died a few days since at Council Bluffs. Monday morning Mr. J. M. Walthall, Sr., was found dead at his ranch about eight miles from Stockton, California, The California Labor Exchange is furnishing employment to about fifty persons per day. The San Jose Patriot says Mrs. Rase, while getting out of a wagon at a pic nic near Soquel, recently, fell back and expired. A new post office has been established at You Bet, Nevada county, and S. G. Lewis apointed Post master. The Co(nmercial Record office, Chey enne, was sold, under a foreclosure of mortgage, .June 23. Butter in Denver-Retail. 40 cents; wholesale, 35 cents. Lowest figures ever reached.- Tribune. Thx Oregon State Fair will be held at Salem on September 28, 29, 30, and Oct. 1, 2, 3. The premium list occupies three columns of the Oregonian. Capt. Kelly's Company of cavalry cap tured a band of 72 Snake Indians, on the Malhuer river, two or three weeks ago. and rrvrpf... ,tA 1o- L _r .....ien horses.-Blue Mountain Times. The Star of the West, the Salt Lake sloop. was wrecked and s:mk June 15th. She was in the service of the U. P. R. R. surveying party. No lives lost. She lies in Storm Bay. On last Saturday evening, a son of ex Governor Gibb, fell from the roof of the piazza at Dr. Watson's house, in Ports land, receiving injuries from which he died Sunday morning.-Oregon 8tatea m.n, June 13. The will of late President Buchanan bequeaths $2000 to the poor of Lan caster, Pa-, and $1000 to the Presbyte rian church in that town. The residue of his property is divided among his relatives, with small special bequests to servants. Mrs. Harriet Lane Jobn son, his niece, receives one-fourth of his estate, including the Wheatland property, for which she pays $12,000 out of her residuary share. The will is dated at Wheatland, January 27, 1855, and a codicil of the 9th of August, 1867, providing that Wm. B. Reed is to have $1000 to pay the expenses and se cure the publication of a biographical work of the deceased; and to Mrs. Ma ry L. Reed, wife of Wm. B. Reed, the deceased gives $5000, s legacy for her) seperate and benefit. The entire estate is estimated at $300,000. ROMARTIC MARRIAGE OF A BRAVE UNION OFFICER. [From the New York Independent.] Brigadier General Llewellyn F. Ha~ kell, of New Jersey, was married at Orange on Thursday, June 4. This young soldier, who fought in the first and last battle of the war, who entered the army as a private and came out as a brigadier general, and whose record of heroism is in the history of twenty one pitched battles, surrendered at last to Miss Emma A. Gilmore. The mar riage ceremony was unique and beauti ful. It was performed in Llewellyn Park, under an ancient pine tree, just after sunrie. Ap both groom and bride hold extremely liberal, as distinguiashed from orthodox, religious views. they requested the Rev. Henry Ward Beech er, who oftleated, so far to respect their conscientious independence of chbrehly ordinance as to omit from the services any form of words lased on these. Ac cordingly, after the young couple had presented themselves on a mors earpet ed spot, and were cirled at lose dis tance by their friends, the groom clasp ed the bride's hand, saying : "I take you, bema, for my wife;" the bride re sponded: "I take you, Llewellyn. for my husband;" and Mr. Beecher added only these words: "In behalf of the sentiment of the community in which we dwell, and of the laws I declare, in virtue et what youbave now doee that you are husband and wie. May the love which has thus been declared be strong as these evergreens (throwlaing a their feet some evertmmes ad dweru) to endare the tusesm d wiater t life, and as fragant and tender as the low ers of summer. May God bless you I" The 6frhm them eeppedorwar ,thraw down bs. the .nused p.gek haadful aft 81ager dswsespdm heii s titdlhe I, mnlt zel ausually simple, gsesel sadsI - REPORTED FOR THE POST. utruO Tanael n CeagreSs. Rumors of the Democratie Convention. West Point to be Japaned. Sinnator Welch, of Florida, Sworn In. Napier has a Vote of Thanks. The Arming of France. Grant en route Westward. New York Convention. Electoral Votes; Congression al Discussions. Steamer anam Gaty Burned. Gen. McDowell Relieved. Flori.a:- Under Civil Govern useut. France Anticipates War. Congressional Proceedings. The New York Democratic Convention. It Meets, Organizes, and Ad Journs till Monday. Pendleon's, Seymnour's and Blair's Chances. Soldicr%' and Sailors' Conven tion. The General Amnesty- Procla mnation. Chicago, July 2nd..-The Tribune special Jys the Hlouse committee unanimously repor ted in favor of the Sutro tunnel job, and rec ommend government aid to the amount of fre millions, at the rate of $150 per foot. They would secure the government by taking a mortgage on the tunnel and taking the en tire revenue in payment after the tunnel has bees finished to the Comstock lode. The bill is not likely to get through. London, July 2nd.-A grand international (erman American fete is preparng for July Fourth next, at this place. House.-Hooper from committee of Ways and Means, reported the bill to collect ten per cent on U. S. bonds by making the six per cent interest, five and four-tenths per cent saterest; the four and fire-tenths, the three per cent interest; two and seven-tenths (unin telligible.) The report declares the committee don't approve the bill and only report in obedience to the order of the House. Referred to com mittee of the whole. Stevens from Reconstruction committee, reported a bill to provide for the erection of not more than two States out of Texas. The bill was ordered printed and recommitted. The bill reported yesterday from the com mittee on Private Land Claims, restores to oCrtain pauti.. t-.i-. irhts under rho laws and treaties of the United States. Stone had charge of the bill and accepted the amendment suggested by Johnson, saving the rights of settlers under the I re-emption or homestead laws. After considerable discus sion, the bill was passed. The Senate amendments to a large number of pension bills was non-concurred in, and re ferred to a conference committee. Banks gave notice that on Tuesday next, he would move to go into committee of the whole on the Alaska Bill. This postponed the bill till that day. The House went into committee of the whole and took up the Senate amendments to the legislative. Executive and Judicial ap propriation bills. Blaine addressed the committee on the financial condition of the country. Washburne of Illinois, stated that the Sen ate had made 327 amendments. The committee recommended the concur rence in 50, and non-concurrence in the re mainder. The committee proceeded to vote on the amendments one by one. New York, July 2.-The Times says, Chase, as matters now stand, will not receive the vote of the New York delegation. It may be added it is impossible to find a Democrat who believes he will be even mentioned in the convention. It is stated a letter has been re ceived from Judge Chase in which he announ ces his determination to support the nominee of the De i.ocratic convention whoever he may be. To-day the appearances indicate Pedleton will have the most positive strength but not suffcient to insure his nom instion. There is no probability of a repeal of the two-third vote. Washington, July 2-Senate.-Frelinghuysen reported a joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to receive for instruc tion at the Naval Academy, not exceeding 6 persons appointed by the government of Ja pan; provided that no expense to the United States be incurred. Edmunds introduced a bill to fix the time for the next meeting of Congress on the 3d Monday of November. Howard presented the credentials of U. 8. Welda, the new Senator from Florida, who was sworn in. Counness called up the bill re lating to the Western Pacific road grants, and the use of so much land on Yerba Buena, in the Harbor of San Francisco, as not required for military purposes. After a number of amendments the bill pased 28 to 8. Raleigh, July 2.-A quorum: of both Houses amembled yesterday. Joseph W. Holden, son of Governor Holden, was elected Speaker of the Howe. Governor Holden sent in a brief aNw Orleans, July 3.-The military are still under arms today, though much lees excit-e ment is apparent. Several Democrats present ed themelves to be sworn in, but were in formed their oaths were contested. A bill pemed appropriating $150,000 to defray the " aaiugton, Juane 3.-The Senate inally frased the cvil appropriation bill. It i aUn deatood neither House will sit on Saturday. London, July 2.-Gen. Napier arrived to . An immense crowd assembled at the malroad depot to welcome him and much en thudasm was manifested. ae House of Lobs unaniaously adopted a vote of thanks So Gen. Napier, the oacers and men of the Ab au mis ed iton. The Prince of Wales, Prine Afe d and mar membe of the Court were imnt at tHooe ua ot Ommomn, d all k galleri t wer crowded by a ril t thtmi.zt being know that ta. Napler woq d pment. The n. ws greet with mueh warmth. traeli moved, s ad Gladstoee cauedt, the vote et ' ws whi er red without a d utla voice. SIr J 2 n .-I ,the ps Legsiait, dtr n he debate e on e Nague, wales ar t ii hei*e, to the a st em the -sss themhs feem at, ami s b eg ia** ..5 of Servia conlrmed the accemsiou of Mila the IV to the throne; also endd.ed the Re icy appointed to act during his minority. rince Milan made a briefnpeech so the aham ber. He said, though young, he wosld learn to make the people happy. Great rejolengs are going on throughout the Principality. Suegard, July 2.-Minister Bancroft bh arrived to negotiate a naturalisation treaty. Chicago, July 3.-The papers have volum inous specials from New York, speculating variously upon the prospects of different can didatee. It is impossible to extract anything reliable. An indefinite number of candidate are named, but Pendleton's friends have the moet compact organisatiom, and are saro tly hopeful of success. It is said Chase has writ ten his democratic principles. Seymour, it is said, declines. The Western delegates won't hear of Chase as a candidate. New York, July 3.-The Herald's special repoter says the President has determined to issue a general amnesty proclamation, to in clude Jef Davis, Breckenridge and other lead ers of the rebellion. Columbus, July 1.--eneral Grant passed through to-day, bound west. He was enthu siastically received at the depot. New York, July 1.-The delegates to the Convention are rapidly arriving. The Niw York delegation held a meeting at the St. Nicholas hotel, and uniformally re solved to support Gov. Seymour. It seems certain however, that Seymour's name will not come before the Convention, as he pler sonally don't desire to be a candidate. The Kentucky delegation resolved to sup port Pendleton. Tamamany Hall lresents a fine appearance, and is decorated with National flags. The indications to-day seem to point to Chase or Hendricks. Washington, D. C. July 1.---Gien. Gillem is ordered to California to take the position va cated by McDowell. The Committee of Ways and Means agreed to report a small tariff bill, probably to-mor row. It covers small manufactures of iron, to the value which principally depends on the labor employed upon them. Chicago, July l.-Senate.-Edmunds called up the Joint Resolution, providing the States not represented in Congress, shall not be en titled to vote at the Presidential election: al so, that unless the State government is organ ized, and in operation, such States shall be under authority of Congress. Trumbull regarded it of much importance, and thought Congress ought to take some ac tion on the subject. If the votes in the lace rebellious States un not counted, the purty against whom the are clusive would operate, might claim that ex fairness had been done and another rebellion might be the result. Trumbull continued the argument at some length. He moved to strike out the names of Arkansas and Florida, which States were now represented in Congress. Davis rose to speak, but the morning hour expired, and the order of the day was taken up-the civil appropriation bill. The ques tion was on Sherman's motion to place the funding bill as a rider upon the appropriation bill. At the request of a number of Senators, Sherman withdrew his amendment with the understanding that it be taken up as a separate bill. Several amendments wore of f-I f rnr narnntui_ K'he House bill for the protection of officers and agents of the Government, and for the better defense of treasury agents from unlaw ful claims, passed. The House went into committee of the Whole on the Alaska appropriation bill. Wabhburne, of Wisconsin, spoke two hours in opposition to the bill. It is understood the House will take the final vote on the Alaska appropriation on Thursday of next week. New York, July 2.--Shooting in the Ger man Schultserfest commenced yesterday morn inc. There were near 60,000 people present. St. Louis, July 2.-The steamer Sam Gaty, bound for Omaha, struck a snag near Arrow Rock; the lamps upset and burned the boat to the water's edge. The boat and cargo is a total loss. New York, July 1.-The steamer Arizona to-day took 30 tons of railroad iron, the first shipment of the kind by steamer. JacIkson, Miss., July 1.-Forty-seven coun ties give a majority against the new constitu tion of near 14,000. Wahington, July 1.-An order was issued to-day relieving Gen. McDowell of command of the 4th military district, and assigning Gen. Gillemto the command. Gen. McDow ell is ordered to report at the war depart ment immediately. The Senate confirmed Richard T. Miller associate Justice of Idaho. Rejected J. Hubbell as minister to Equador; S. Moulder as Surveyor General of California and Harry Beckworrh as Superintendent of the Branch Mint at San Francisco. The reconstruction committee agreed to re port a bill to divide Texas into three States instead of two. Talahasse July 1.-Gov. Reed to-day re ceived the surrender of the State Govern ment from Gcv. Walker in compliance with Gen. Meades' order, and the military govern ment ceases in the State. By virtue of an order dated yesterday, com manders of sub-districts are directed to ab stain from interference with the civil law under any pretext whatever. Burlington, Vt., July 1.-The Republican State convention yesterday re-nominated all the present incumbent State officers. Paris, July 1.-In the corps legislatif the debate on the Budget continued. Mr. Thiers expressed a fear of an outbreak of War in consequence of the national bankruptcy; and on accohnt of the military preparations now going on. London, July 1.-A grand banquet was given to Cyrus W. Field this evening, as an acknowledgment f his eminent services in both hemispheres in building the Atlantic telegraph. The Duke of Argyle was chair man. Three hundred distinguished gentle men were present. Bremen, July 1.-North German steamship company is about to build two more steuamers for the Brenan and Baltimore line. New Orleans, July 1.-This a. m. before the hour for assembling the legislature, a section of artillery, and a squadron of cavalry were prepared for service, and occupied Lafayette Square. No one was allowed to approach who could'nt give a good account for their presence there. Two members of Gen. Bachanan's staff were also present, Appear ances indicated that trouble was expected. The Senate met at noon. The committee to which Gen. Buchanans' order was referred yesterday, reported they were of the opinion the action of the presiding officer re quiring members to take the tes oath should be fully sustained. But due respect to the wishes of the Geners commanding the armies of the United States, induced the committee to recommend a discontinuance of the test oath, and that hereafter members be allowed to qualify in accordance with the constitu tion of the State. After discusion the re port was adopted. The 15 Democratic Sen ators then took the oath. The committee on election were discharged, that a new one might be appointed in which the Democrats word be represented. The House proceedings were of a similar maetre, but showed more op position to dispensing with the test oath, and only the names of those who had previously taken the tet oeth were alled. On assem bliag susequently the roll was alled- Sonme of those elected who had not qualified, were qualifed, under the coastituiea and more will probably do so to-morew. The House a pemanently organised by the election of I/.Lowel, white, a a speaker. It them adopted a joint zesedutiem .tl4 ing the 14th amendment, by a rote ofet mys to 8 a . It was resolved b the Mouse that theuset di qualif d by lk IMh amendaent ataelule t i the o tale, or whose t.e eY a - to the Demo ese beg gne oto ounm d bes alt New IYhe;dL'~~~-ac~m cPaint for Boutwell reported fron the re citruetion committee the bill removint dillbilities from certain persons. Orderej plated. Moorehead gave notice he wouldl mov Moaday to lay all other bills aside and take up the tariff bill. The .Seate amendment re pealing all laws authorising the publication of actual proceedings of debate was concur. red in ; also an amendment to pay for an such advertising in Washington paperr a-s , ordered by the State Department. The defi ciency bill was also considered. The corn mittee rose and both bills went over till Mo) d utler made a report from the Impeach ment managers which was ordered printed and recommitted. A bill providing for the issse of arms to the militia in the reconstructed States passed, and the House adjourned till Monday. Washington, July 3-Senate.-Sherman re ported the tax bill amendments ordered print. ed. An order was adopted making th, tah bill and funding bill the special order for Monday to continue until disposed of. A joint resolution excluding certain Stats fromn voting in the electoral college wans lai . ,idp Edmunds said he should not call it up a;ain. District of Columbia bill was then cn.id. end . New York, 3.-The political excitement is incrsasing hourly. Pendletons friendt. i. their expressions are confident of his nom ination. Seymour i. their second 'hoic. It is believed they control over 160 vote. Washington, July 3.-McLain and Ju,.ge Flynn of Cincinnati, had a private interriew with Seymour and a few leading New York Democrats. Pendleton will not be pressed to a spilt. It is very likely Seymour will be nominated by acclamation before six ballots and forcel to accept. Should Seymour be nominated Hendricks or Blair will be Vice President. Washington. July 3.-The Senate finance committee made numerous amendnents t,) the House tax bill. The section relating to banks and bankers was stricken out. N,, changes were proposed on the whi-kyv and tobacco tax. The time for takin; .pirint from bonded warehouses was extended from 6 to 12 months. New York, 4.-The national Demn'cratic ceovention assembled at Tammany Hall whica was handsomely decorated for the occai,,n with large American flags, etc., and olabor ate painted escutcheons of all the b.at-.. The accomodations for delegates were a'apa and excellent arrangements. The Hall eand galleries were densely crowded. At 20 min utes past 12 Auguste Belmont called the con vention to order and spoke at some lLngth denouncing the policy and character of th dominant party. He concluded by the nom ination for temporary chairman Hon. Ienry W. Palmer of Wisconsin. Agreed to. l'li mer took the chair am.d applause and briefly returned thanks fcr the honor. Prayer Wa offered by the Rev Dr. Morgan. recto- of St. Thomals church. After considerable ;i, cussion the rules of the House of te;,re.-:, tatives were adopted for the goverrninm.t i the conventien. Several motions were nmatp in regard to the appointment of cotnmitteer, on permanent organization anl credentials. A motion to allow the Territories to I,. rrl, resented on both committees lost l(G to 184. A motion was finally passed allowing States only to be represented on these cornmitte s which were thereupon appointed. Californima was represented on the committee of creden tials by W. Jacoby; committce on pcertmanent organization by J. H. Rose. A cormmittes on resolutions was subsequently appointedi and California represented by E. Steele. A resolution was adopted instructing th? ti«, former committes to report at 7 this evening. A motion was adopted that all resolutions offered be referred to the committee on reso lutions without debate. Ordered that th committee on organization be instructed to report resolutions for the government of the convenolon. Brooks on behalf ',f the New York delega tion moved to reconsider the resolution lor the meeting to-night lIe urged the extreme heat, and al-o the fact that the city of New York had arranged for an appropriate cele bration of the day: and he hoped the conven tion would rarticlpate. After a lengthy dis cussion the motion to reconsider prevaile, and the convention adjourned to Monday at 10 o'clock, the Secretary having first real the declaration of Independence by vote o; the convention. New York. 4.-The soldiers and sailors con vention meet in the large Hall of the Cooper Institute. Gen. McClernand of Illinois, was elected temporary chairman. Committees on permanent organization were appointed which reported Gen. W. B. Franklin for par manent chairman and a long list of vic. Presidents anti Secretary's. Gen. Franklin was escortee to the chair amid immense cheer ing and made a few appropriate remarks. Chicago, July 4.-The Presidents amniesty proclamation reads as follows, omitting the numerous wherase's, "now therefore be it knows, that I Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, by virtue of the consti tution and in the name of the people of the United States, do,Jhereby proclaim that con ditionally without reservation to all and every person who directly or indirectly par ticipated in the late insurrection or rebel lion, excepting such person or persons as may be under presentment or indictment in the United States Courts having competent jurisdiction upon charges of treason or other felony, full pardon and amnesty for the of fense of treason against the United State-, or of adhering to their enemies during the late civil war, with the restoration of al ri hts except as to slaves and except also a to any property of which any person may have been legally divested under the laws of the United States. The proclamation is na ted July 4th." Josh Billings on Hens Hens lead me to remark, in the fust place, that is thus far, they are a success. They are domestick and occasionally tuff. This is owing to their not being biled often enaff in their younger days; but *he hen ain't to blame for this. There is a great deal or originality, tew, in a hen-exactly how much I kant tell, histori ans fite so much about it. Sum says Knower had hens with him in the ark, and sum says he didn't. So it goes, which and tother. I kant tell you which was born fust. the hen or the egg; sometimes I think the egg was-and sometimes I think I dont kno, and I kant tell now which is right for the life vo me. Laying eggs is the hens best grip. A hen that Lkant lay eggs, is laid out. One egg a day is considered a fair day's work for a hen. I have heard ov their doing better, but I don't want a hen ov mine to do it--it is apt to hurt their constitution and by laws, and thus impair their future worth. The poet sea, butifully : aurabodv has stole our old blew hen. I'd wis. they'd let her bee, She used to lay 2 eggs a day, And Sunday she lay 3. This sounds trew enuff for poetry, but I will bet 75 thousand dollars that it never took place. This bet stands open until the 17th day ov next November, at half past 12 o'clock. M. C. Brown, Mayor of Laramie City has resigned '-owing " he says, "to the fact of the incompetency of many of the olters elested on the 2d of May, A. D. 1886, in conjunction with myself, and the incapacity and laxity of said officers in the discharge of their duties, I find it impossible for me to administer the city government in accoordance with my views of the neoessities of the case." Csa such things be in the Nineteenth oentury.