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The Montana PesL
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1. The Dominion of Canada inaugu
Governor Thomas F. Meagher, of
Montana, drowned at Fort Benton, Mon
2. Assault on Judge Fisher, by Brad
ley, for remarks made during the Surratt
8. Re-assembling of the Senate and
House.-Yellow fever epidemic at New
4. The ram Dunderburg sails for
France to be delivered to the French
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
West Point to be Japaned.
Sinnator Welch, of Florida,
Napier has a Vote of Thanks.
The Arming of France.
Grant en route Westward.
New York Convention.
Electoral Votes; Congression
Steamer anam Gaty Burned.
Gen. McDowell Relieved.
Flori.a:- Under Civil Govern
France Anticipates War.
The New York Democratic
It Meets, Organizes, and Ad
Journs till Monday.
Pendleon's, Seymnour's and
Soldicr%' and Sailors' Conven
The General Amnesty- Procla
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
cPaint for Boutwell reported fron the re
citruetion committee the bill removint
dillbilities from certain persons. Orderej
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
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.
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
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
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;
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
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
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