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THE MONTANA POST.
N NeMNvpaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of Montana T4erritory. n )L. 4. No. 4k HELENA. MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 17. f 76 a. WHOLE NO. 201 p . .-_ __•i N •I i u m • H niH n • i ii H n ili i II tlB g l g I n o l g Im l l N •I l e• The Montana Post. 1 1` I"EII. I.L , - -EF1 ITrOR~. .IE 11TP:lI\ OF ierk· :itiullal Union Republicau Ticket. fiENERAL U. S. GIRANT, OF ILLINOIS. o1-l. I vlCl;-l'RESII) ENT X11. It "iiana. C' tNTl:NTS. - p if rrn J'h. Lf'i lat1re Seý- - I ýraiiorn I .iI4ua-ing 'reelmen; Colt r. rI. x ;.ra'i ii. The t~allatin Ticket; A I t,.- rYrir:" ,, La Cr..p wa Lewis and S-'.tlie7 r lature- From Virzinia: . Kb~e.1 i.- G reat Thiank, of Atner I Iai .f tbe I rit -. Males. * \.tkh :1 Ierti,.uientf.. Sratli-, !r kinos: The West; A Tala] 1~ ~~11 1 AnurreiIr..luei y. r I r.".i "ut: 'ronm I sluihngton I r-,.: Jell.-rton: It Ilites Itiucif; 'l'el * .. erruiti G ulcil. I.ukliz. ,-. 1 1." `". A Ibeennoisqance; 1li ".nSamtwl L.']Ier: Thet Camp Fol H- l.i-'bl:.tnn I'.tntv C''nventiu.n: For or \·--i-t·ii. M :.-.It N in4t0..nt Flying Ilia uII , p"r.1rt. "n: T ..Vest: The 1.. ..n "-i;. Grat u? i t iro J.w. i 1.. s AI t:is r... .n,* ty . 01 1 PL ATFOR'I. -ian,ltnout.ly adoplted by the National "niun rlteublicaa Convr.:enion-ut Chicago May 214t. la;t. Fitr-t. \VWe c,,t:;zrtulate the courntry on the --ar,..l t'cc..-- .,f th,1 recon tructioa projects ',onre-. , evinced by the adlorption, in a a,rity ot the States lately in rebellion. of :tiatutai: - -ec'aring equal civil and politi . rtzts t, all. and retard at as the duty of :.. r, rra.nent to sustain these Institutions . 1t p *'. e:,t tih people of such states from .; r ruitt,-I to a state of anarchy. -. r 1 1; . The guaranltee of Conarress of equal :a-._, rt all loyal men at the South was dle Siv ,very canidration of public :tI.. . _ r:ltltudle . nnl o, justice, anol mut n auN irtanal, whil the que-tiorf of suffra.e :.11 th- laal States properly belongs to the 1 - 1 tto. States. 1 . W denounc alil fortmsi of repudia , ;,- :, ;tional crime, and national lhonor .- tL,,, ayment of the public inleitml .- til , utoil(ot good faith to all credlitor-, ;.,I. abroad, Iit :aoly accor, in; to S Lt t th pirit of th: laws under . It at- contractedl. -u ort h. It is due to the labor of the nation S.t t..' ,r\ ,! a -, aull 1,e equalized. a:nd redu , itl a- the national l ithi will per :ti. The national debt. cntractel ::s it tf ,r the pre.ervatiun of the l'nion . tnP. to( colie, -l.ould be extendled over - l,-rio ., for redernption.and it is the duty St ýIe-- to raluce the rates of interest : :n wh,.never it can ,os-.ibly be done. \xt:. 'lhat the beet policy to diminish our u. of d.l Lt is to -o improvet our credit t c..pltali-ts will seek to loan us money at a_, ,: r-.tto of inl:tre-t th:aln we n ow pay, and a..- c, ntinue to pay s-, lhng as repudiation. ,:,rtall r total, open or covert, is threatened r -u-aeoted. '-v nth. Tha e goerntnent of the United 't:att,- sih-oull be administered w th t shetrict -t c.,on, y, anid tlae corruptions which have - , .- -hamefully, .ursed ant fostered by .idrew Johnson C: ,: loudly for radical re : r tn. Fight. We pro.t undly deplore the untimely ,, tra;iic de-th of Abraham Lincoln. and regret the ac: ,sion of Andrew Johnson to the lPresidencv. who has acted treacherously :;, the people who elected him and the cause I.w, w jas pledgl to, support ; has usurped leg i-latiti e and judicial functions : has refused to x.rcuse th.- l:tws : has used his high office to :.,,lute otier ofictrs to ignore and violate the I.,w . ;hs euiployved his executive power to ronlor in-ecure the property, peace, liberty ..:.1 life of the citizens: has abused the par .lhnin power, has denounced the National L i-l:tture as unconstitutional : has persist uotly anl. corruptly resisted, by every means ht his power, anti every proper attempt at the -kcon-truction of the States lately in rebel ion : has perverted the public patronage into :in engine of wholesale corruption, and has L,"'en justly impeached for high crimes and ni-ldeme:Inors, and properly pronounced _utlty by the votes of thirty-five Senators. Nii.thi. The doctrine of Great Britain and , ther Eurolpean powers, that because a man o- CC a subject he is always so, must be re -,1te-I at every hazard by the United States as a relic of the feudal times, not authorized by riho law of nations and at war with our na •:,"nal honor and independence. Naturalized citizens are entitled to be protected in all their rights of citizenship as though they were native born, and no citizen of the United State-, native or naturalized, mut, be liable t,, arret and imprisonment by any foreign lower for acts done or words spoken in this cot.ltry. And if so arrested and imprisoned, it is the duty of the government to interfere .nt hti behalt. Tenth. Of all who were faithful In tbe trials f the late war there were none entitled to -iorea especial honor than the brave soldiers :nr.i seamen who endured the hardships of campaign and cruise, and imperilled their lives in the sersice of the country. The bounties aud penoiozn provided by law for th ee brave defenders of the nation are obli gations net er to be forgotten. The widows :and orphans of the gallant dead are the words 'f the people, a acred legacy bequeathed to the nation's Protecting care. Eleventh. Foreign emigration, which in the past hs added an much to thLwenlh and development of the resources and the increase of power of this natien, "the aylum of the oppressed of all nations," should be fostered .knd encouraged by a liberal and just policy. Twelfth. £his convention declares its sym athy with all the oppressed people who are ~truggling for their riuhts. On motion of Gen. Carl Schurs. the follow ng additional resolutions were unanimously adopted as part of the platform : Resolved, That we highly commend the 1i rlt of magnanimity and forbearance with hnich the men who have srwed an the rebel lion, but new fmnkly'and honest*y co-operate with us in restoring the peace of the acntry and reconstructing the oauthern State gov ernments upon the basis of acl ic and equal rights, m recuved ck into the communion of the loyal pe.ple ; we favor the removal of the d, lisidos sad r etrictions imposed upon theate rebel in the awoe measure a heir spirit of loyly will direct, and as may be -ith=t. afety of the oIl people. Raeolved, That we .eesps b 11 principles laid doe. the e la1 Deo.s. ration of Idependei a be th r feana.di.s of Democratic goverment, rd we Wl with gladnea every efrt towaed M thes principle a living reality on eevy al of American soil. THE LEGISLATURE. In view of the approaching election, and in advocating the election of compe tent Republicans to the Legislature, we propose to show tthe necessity for im-. proveruent in the legislation of Mon tana; that the unanimously Democratic House and Council of last winter were incompetent, or intentionally false to the people, and that they demand relief from Democratic misrule. The Democratic press talks in glittering generalities of Congre.ssional misrule. We intend to take the case in Montana, and show by specific acts the most gross and glaring outrages upon the rights of the people, and defiance of United States enact nment". We charge violation of law in restricting suffrage and granting charter monopolies; an imposition upon the people in passing acts to enrich greedy speculators at the expense of tax payers; uining laws that are a burden upon the miners: a town-site act that would make every lawyer in JMontana rich to the im poverishing of property holders; acts and resolutions that are a disgrace to any commonwealth. and an outrage upon any legislative body; whether they were the resullt of ignoranco or prem(-ditated wrong. Th..e \w w-ill take in their order and submit first the act respecting suffrage, which came near cooting the Territory a revocation of its Organic Act, and lne cetssitate.d (lecepti in t.) prevent it. The ( )lgres': of the _United. States passed the foilowi i, enactnment, w\hich! was ap prov. .I..lan. -24. !i6;. Re it enacted by the Spinit- and House of Reprpsentative- of the nlitMl States of Amer ica in Con re:- ..--embled, That from and af ter the plis.al. of th'ls act, "there shall be no ld,.ial of the e.ectiv- franchli. a in any of the 'e.rritories of the 1 iiitel stat -, wow or here after to Ie o ;::niz di, to any citizen thereof, o0 :account of r::a. color, or previous condi tion of servitude: and all ects or part of acts eith!r of Congres: or the Legislative assem bllie- of said Territt'rie.. incor-istent with the provisions of this ant ',e hereby declared null and void. By an act of the Legislature of Mon ta:n:i. A.1ip'ove,1 Nov. 22rl, 1867, the fil lov.'inL became one of the laws of Mon tana: Be it enacted by the legislature of Montana Territory : SEc. 1. That section I of said act, be so amended as to read a. follows: That all white male citizens of the United States, and those who have declared their intention to become citizens, above the age of twenty-one years, shall be entitled to vote at any election for delegate to Congress and for Territorial, Scounty and precinct officers, provided they shall have resided in the Territory twenty days and in the county ten days where they offer to vote, next preceeding the day of elec tion. The attention of the Legislature being called to the fact that it was in violation of the acts of the United States, the fol lowing sujpplementnry nat was !,psed and approved, Dec. 16, 1867. Be it enacted by the legislative assembly of the Territory of Montana. SEc. 1. That lNOTHING in act entitled, an act to amend an act entitled "An act regulat ini the holding of elections in Montana Ter ritory" Approved Nov. 22, 1868, shall sor be so construed as to conflict with or abridge the tights of any person or persons enfran chised by a law of Congress, Approved, Jan. 24, 1867. Sac. 2. All acts and parts of acts, incon sistent with this act, are hereby repealed. Sac. 3. This act to take effect and be In full force from and after its passge. There is one specimen of Democratic legislation. The original act, by stupid ignorance or fraudulent intent, stands unchanged, in clear, unmistakeable de fiance of United States authority. WVhether by blunder or intent, it is suf ficient evid.nce that the legislature eith. er lacked brains or obedience to the laws of the country. Are such men fit to make laws for thirty thousand Montanians ? Answer at the polls. SEYMOUR'S FXPLANATION. "Agate"' writing to the Cincinnattt Gazette, says Mr. Seymour's resolution to decline the nomination, was principally for the (want of) reason that there is hereditary insanity in his blood, and he 'feared to invoke the exlcitement of a i campaign. Two of his cousins, Mr. Rut ger and John B Miller, of Utica, were victlnms of the disease. Mr. Seymour's father committed suicide, and it is said, this defeat three different times for Gov ernor, effected him greatly. We canuot divest ourselves of the impre.los that there was considerable "method in his madness" In secaring the nomination, but the accspeam of it from a sabiddeg ranged Conventies, oft a a plmsNrm, during the Yull moon In "the fat tnoath of July " is bsabatpive of his alunacy. He wil Sad his plans d ,h.s par. Sy da.erdmd., snd all she of th Daeeratic diselpls a t Ed EIsaplms ad the tender sasrg e[ his 'tar M. .s" at the .ve Pease wernt se him. It is "is yeU mtads ena mtm ," d the ssi disease of yea pesl" will eal mIsase in earryitg yee esin , whoe Conventions OME sstpem . sad the leysr's will has IaM. Y h svem e e sthe aba et"- Qm No dsag. FP all memnas he is ikely to got more Yesag. 3DL(1ATING FIEEBM U N. " If the negroes were possessed of an equal degree of intelligence with the whites, I admit, there could be no cause for debarring them from suffrage, except unreasonable prejudice." Such, imme% diately succeeding the clection of 1867, was the expression of a Representative Democrat of Montana. This then may account for the bitter enmity toward the Freedmen's Bureau by the Democratic press, for beyond the necessity of provid ing work, and sustenance to the thous ands of suffering whites and blacks of the South, the great object of the Bu reau was to establish an educational systemn among the Freedmen and devel op their intellectual faculties, dormant through disuse for generations, and crushed by the heel of tyranny for many decades. As an evidence of what it has done in this work, we quote the follow ing results from the fifth semi-annual report of J. W. Alvord, Superintendent, which has just been published. And first, as an answer to the cry of extrava gance, that has been raised against it; the total expenditures of the Bureau in the ten Southern States, and numerousn Freedmen's settlements South, has been $1.066,394 28, a fraction over one mil lion dollars. There are maintained 3, 084 schools, with 6,402 teachers, educat ing 189,517 pupils. One thousand of these schools are now entirely supported by the Freedmen, and they own 364 of the buildings. Of the teachers 2,948 are whites, 3,544 colored; 20,1:39 pupils have paid tuition, amounting to $65,319 75; the average attendance is 58,900, or 71 per cent of the enrollment. There are studying geography, 21,032; arithmetic, 31,5:9; writing, 30,567; the higher branches, 4.675. There are also eigh teen chartered ('clleges and Institutes. Besides these the Freedmen are now supporting a large number of industrial and night schools,. independent of assis tance. Their natural aptitude and de sire to learn, renders the undertaking not only successful, but the progress made is astonishing. With this govern ment system as a ground work, and their own people enabled to become competent teachers, the negroes will have shaken off the stigma of " ignorant brutes" and demand.in the name ofjua tice. recognition as intelligent men, fit to be citizens of the great Republic. COLORADO RIVER EXPLORA TION. Navigable or not navigable, has been the question in regard to the Upper Colorado. It is to be settled. An act of Congress authorizes the Secretary of War to issue rations to a party not to exceed 2.3 men, who in return are to fur nish the United States government with full topographical information of the upper waters of the Colorado. beginning at its source and descending to the point reached by Lieut. Ives. Prof. Powell of the Illinois Historical Association, heads the party which was announced to leave Chicago, June 26. They are outfitted with provisions for two years; have two portable boats, and expect to winter 400 miles southwest of Denver. If the Indians do not raise their hair, we may anticipate valuable information from the expedition. THE GALLATIN TICKET. Our informant was somewhat is error in the nomination for Gallatin County as published in yesterdays paper. The following we have since learned is the selection: For Council. J. J. Hull; Assembly, Lester S. Wilson, Philip Thotpe ; Commislsioners, L. Stockman, George Austin; Assessor, M. Penwell. Colonel Hull, who is an old Montanian, very favorably, and much better known in Meagher and Chotean counties, is for that reason a better selection than Gen. Wilson, whose election as Represents. tive is a foregone concldsion. We aen assured by gentl.emen of aJslatin, that the Republican ticket is one of the veb best that could have been made, and wll recetve cordial, earnest support. A SUOGssbTIK. In view of the action tsaken )q twent) ne gendtDYe of Virginia in Ysau ob the heath oad, and tim Ishe knwn ia set fit by the most practical, subs· tigal a4 eaergtLc bualnes mm of Ndo as in msmra ;k. .osatt4Iq of . tb main N.vtbem Pis. Rlair Red thaIC the great heart of MumYS, Is It vt pftpsr, eapsiist, Mm eusisn ,b boa iitWOrm tbW a r Irs should be calld at vmue. to rsipm~sa M pIdsbed' ,m s em - u at tie ~Ies t :, .. w : c ' "r .i ' ý ýi~ilr "ý w.. r sog ý est es ý Wat t sa a~3 is& rs , VVwI Ib 3 MCeo·r t there ! . t : SLEWIN AN CLARKEE COUNTY PWBCI NCTS. For theE Bleetia, August S, 1868. To elect ire Representatives ; two Coeaeilmen ; one Assessor; one Clunty Commbsstoner; one Joe doe of the Peace, and one Constable for each town ship. Piega t.-At John C. Fall's. J. C. Fall, Thos. Riley and .'yrs Rich, Judges Tririty-At E. M. Sawyer's. E- M. Sawyer, N. elger,. Patrick McCean. Judges Tacker Gwise-At Geo. Cleveland's. Oeorge Cleveland, J. G. ,mith and - Miller, Judges. T rmley's Mill-Removed to Us ionrille. At (place not designated,) J. G. Turnley, J. W.Wbit. latch, J. C. Ricker. Judges. Ihlera's Mi--Removed to Blu. Ciosd-At Jo sph Barnhart's, Geo. M. Pierce, R McNeal, - Green, Judges. S. Louis-Removed to Greenhorn Station-At Jack Reynolds'. Jack Reynolds, Richard Murphy and Wm Barnhart, Judges. Silver City--At (place not designated) William Brown, John Murphy, Edward Stanton, Judges. Valley Toenship-At Buffalo Bill's. John Jones, J L Street, - Reed, Judges. Helena-At Conuty building, on Wood street, W F Powers, Henry Thompson, Jesse F Taylor, Judges. French Bar- At J Rosenthal' s. J Rosenthal, J Loeb, J Foster, Judges. Georygeton-(newly established) At Holway and Hlolt's. J Lopley, R Coburn, - Sackett, Judges. Head Ten Mile-(newly established) At the store of J A Robinson. J II Pierce, W Winchell, Jack Russell, Judges. Sax Riwer-(newly established) At J Lar tent's. J Largent, A C Bull, Louis Hubbell, Judges. Lost Horse, Gravelly Range, and " Head Quar ear precincts are dieoontinued. BaEPIULICAN COUNTY CONVEN TION. Notice is hereby given that a Republican Convention will be held at the Court House, in Helena, on Saturday, July 1Sth, 1868, at 2 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of nominat ing one member of the Council, five candi dates for the House of lRepresentatives, one County Commissioner and one Assessor for Lewis and Clarke County; said Convention to be composed of forty-two delegates,appointed as follows: lelena Precinct ........ ..... ............... 15 U nion ille .................................. 4 Tucker gulch ." ........... ... .................. 1 Valley " ......................... 4 French Bar . ..... .......... 3 Neluon " ............................ 1 Green i.oru ................ .......... 1 St Lou ' ....... .............. 1 Ten Mile " .. .... .... ............. 2 ilue CleH d " ................... ........... 1 Silver Cruee. .............................. 1 Plega " . .....o....... ......... " .Sun ]iver '. ..... ................... 1 The Republicans of the ev, ral precincts are iequested to meet in thei rwpectavo rntese on the 16th day of July, A. D. 1868, at7 o'clock, P. M.. for the parpose of selecting delegates to attend the Convention of July, 18th, 1868 in accordance with the apportion ment herein designated. By order of the Republican County Commit tee of Lewis and Clarke County, Montana £erritory. S. L. WATSON, Ch'n. The seven States admitted under the Omnibus Reconstruction bill have elec ted the following Cbhief Executive offi cers. ;OV.R.NoR LIEUT. GOv. Alabama...... Wn. H. Smith. A I. Applegate. Arkanas......Powell Clayton Jas. M. Johnson. Florida........Harrison Reed. Win. H. Gleason. Georgia .. ....Rafts B. Bullock None. Loesala.....H. C. Warmonth. Oscar J. Dunn. N Croli.s.....Wim. W. Holden, Tod. It. Cadwell. I. Carolina..... Robert K. Scott. Lemnel Boozer. One principal argument for retaining the Capitol at Washington City, is the enormous cost of the public buildings. The Sacramento Reporter, says parties in Missouri have offered to remove all the Government buildings to that State for ten million of dollars. George Ward Nichols, the man who has writtes ieeral books, and who distinguished himelf a few years ago by getting a Diamond pin out of the Prince of Wales, has been and gone and married a Miss Longworth, of Gol den Wedding and Sparkling Catawba antece dent, in Cincinnati.-Exchange. The Prince of Wales must have felt relieved when that pin was taken out. The Democrat has revivified, if not a handsome style, still a style with some hmnds. Don't be is sach a hurry to "show your hand" on the Railroad mat ter; you will be blamed with "getting your hand in" soon enough, and may "make a fat of t." If they are intended as "lagers of Seilm," we pray you trust that to ytar reders. We do, and have so listanees of neglect to refer to., Tew rrlinet Maioa of a banking traraac tion-whm ? mob rodvd a "check" on the bat oSe . VW Butr, wbich wu crornd by Moe. ml Anus.--PI c Opiaorn. 419 a Ymasb (aro) rk? Itso, wbj inwel a-t h e A-tins upm. it ?-3.htoa heme. Nee.o al Am. hbad a "dead open eeeiebLe" cm, w 1.d 8ar-Leavruwrth m te 31 Srn-Lminwtt Yes ! tha~ *w up-on the Providence 3lsak, aad'wtae the Pharaoh stock got watered they "bear" it -$i g B!t~iM b. tbola e med is Nmv Oms M"M wedme he.s b~ea be I. e.. em at b e.wa v.af-" I cmr Tiner erdlrate will the,. u1al "dre~s" ea4 'hIth" the well "issld",Md -m4 "' h d s- rnw U , mho 9alu y tthe em the 1wA -Il- %lY .m -bLL·tlic j '' a -is appbsbibceiI t wýY fssd. ANOTHU WEATURE. It is well known that the country to the west of the Missouri possesses the finest natural roads on the continent, and that in nine cases out of tens the tolls upon them are unwarrantable leech es upon the scant purses of emigrants, miners, ranchmen, and freighters; that they are, in short, impositions. To.fed nuseful politicians, and reward party's: to favor a friend and buy off an opponent; to tickle one that he may not pinch an. other, and to look out for No. 1; withal that, a good fat summer income might be assured, the Legislatures of various Territories, aad in none more so than Montana, dotted these western vallies with innumerable toll houses. and filled them with imperious acizera who deman ded tribute, oftentimes without just cause. The attention of Congress was directed to it and an act approved March 2d. 1867, contains the following : Be it enacted, etc., That the legisla tive assemblies of the several Territo ries of the United States shall not, after the passage of this act, grant private charters or special privileges, but they may, by general incorporation acts, per mit persons to associate themselves to gether as bodies corporate for mining, manufacturing and other industrial pur suits. It will be remembered that the annula ment act also declared "that ALL acts passed at the two sessions of the so-call ed legislative assembly sf Montana held in 1866, were thereby declared null and void, those having vested rights under them having recourse to the courts. This act invalidated all franchises grant ed by those .o-called sessions, and FOR BID their re-enactment, or the granting of "special privileges." The legislative assembly of Montana, convened in No vember, 1867, under the provisions of that very act. and aLout the first thing it did was to renew the granting of "special privileges" and the re-enacting of bills "granting private CIIARTERS." So utterly defiant and in contravention of United States law were these acts, that the Committee of Judiciary, in the Council, reported adversely on every one presented to them. This did not suit the.four who constituted the majority of that worthy body however, and :!iey cooked up a special committee favor., blo to monopolies, to whom all such ;,ills were reported, and they passed, 4 .ayes to 3 nays, despite the efforts of th,- J u diciary committee. Fifteen of thes., toll road, bridge and ferry arrangem·,nts, granting the parties exclusive privi .*ges to roads and ferries for from one to tour miles on either side, which, by passing through canyons or narrow gulches, or being at the only accessible point on streams, necessitated travel over them, were passed in three weeks. These monopolies continue for three, eight, ten and fifteen years, with oftentimes excessive rates, where no labor is per formed or required, but where travel is compelled to pass and pay ere it passes. Here then the Legislature of last winter passed acts, a grievous burthen upon the people, in violation of U. S. law, and so held by its own members. Not only this, but having on the 19th of Novem ber, declared "all roads laid out or now ' travelled in Montana. public highways, except those upon which franchises have been granted" they immediately set to work and granted franchises en some seven or eight of those very roads, im posing heavy rates of toll and making them monopolies for a dozen years to come. No court in Christendom,would sustain the legislation, yet the many Montanians are daily paying over their dust and greenbacks plentifully to satis fy the rapacity of these few. Remem ber it is these men and of their kind, whom Democracy asks you to return to the Legislature this session. You can prevent it in just one way. Vote against them on the 3d of August. We will see if the Gasctte can crawl out of this through "the little adverb (K) NOT" WFJritO VIRGINIA. Prlamary M.eetit. EDITOR POeT :-At a Union primary meetlag to.night in MnsonlC Hall, to elect delegates to the County Conven tion, to be held on Wednesday next, at - p. m., I. C.mmings, Esq., called the meeting to order. David McCraaor was appointed Secretary. The following gentlemen were select ed o delegates: W. F. Sanders, D. C. Farwell, F. R. Blake, H. Cummings, Jack Bobinson, N. 3. Davis, I. Heiden ,lDmerr and E. F. Johnson. A detewstation was evinced to select srong worthy men as candidates for the vaoies awes, and carry a vigorous MO*D MXMmm. A. ma s masg t o. t im eat Vi h, %ws b ul4 as th Maums Hall, * e pupoes ot expresag the telng of le semmnuiy Im egsrd to the Bmanch Road. Aetng Governor Tufts in the Chair; Judge Hosmer, Vice-President; John P. Bruce, Secretary. The meeting numbered 21. Remarks were made by Secretary Tufts, Judges Hosmer and Lovel; Messrs. Corbet, Bruce and Cummings. Resolutions were passed by the meet ing to the effect that an intense interest was felt in the success of the Branch Road, and to secure its construction and early completion, we extend our cordial support. Also that Messrs. Tufts, Corbet, Hos mer, Cummings, W. G. Barkley, and Capt. Rodgers, be appointed a commit tee to correspond with the Union P. R. R. Company in regard to the Branch Road, and report to the public through the press. It was determined to run the branch through Montana, and terminate it at Puget Sound or Portland, but as the point at which it commenced to branch was not designated by the meet ing, the construction of the work will be untortunately delayed. The meeting did not designate where the road was to run-when, or what for, but it was unanimously resolved that even if Hele na would not assist in the construction, the people of Virginia would be true to the interests of the Territory, and build it alone. Yours Truly, " B." Virginia City, July 1!, 1878. POLITICAL. There are nearly forty Grant and Col fax clubs in Michigan. Gov. McCormack is Delegate elect from Arizona. Butler. being bald, says he only tried to get \Vooley *'where the hair is short." Gov. Brownlow predicts 25,000 major ity for Grant and Colfax in Tennes. see. The Cincinnati C",,umncrrial says that General S. F. Cary will not be renom inated by the Democrats. Mr. Vallandighamu finds Dayton too small a field for his extraordinary tal ents, and is about to have a new paper in Cincinnati. A petition in favor of woman's suffrage containing nearly 22,000 signatures, has been presented to the British Parlia ment. A prominent and well informed poli tician writes to the Boston Journal that Grant will carry Illinois by forty thou sand majority. John B. Henderson, of Missouri, one of the Republican Senators who voted for Johnson's acquittal, is a native of eastern Tennessee. Democratic planters in Virginia now insert in their contracts with negro workmen a clause that the latter shaall vote as their employers may direct. Brick Pomeroy swore by his gods, lhany, that he and his subscribers would bolt and run a third candidate, if an unsatisfactory man, a negro and bondholders' man was nominated. The Charleston Mercury threatened that South Carolina would bolt the Democratic nominations, and let the party "go to the devil together," unless the National Convention insert in its platform a declaration against universal suffrage. A Southern paper having seen the name of G(en. Dix mentioned as a possi' ble Presidential candidate, asked doubt fully whether he would be Di.ie' enough for that section. At the late Maryland Democratic State convention, when Governor Swann ascended the platform and began his remarks, several well known and prom inent Democratic leaders, evidently dis gusted at his appearance among them, rose from their seats and left the hall. While chatting with three or four Congressmen, Senator Saulsberry, in speaknig of the Democratic convention in July, said : "If they nominate Chase I suppose I must support him, but I'll be d-d it I won t make a fight before I see Sumner put on the ticket with him for Vice President." The Cleveland Leader predicts a warm contest in Ohio at the election in October. It classes the Congressional districts as follows : Republicans--lst 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. Democratic--5th. 9th, 12th, and 13th, Doubtful, 3d, 11th and 15th. some of the Great Things of Amer The greatest cataract in the world is the Falls of Niagara, where the water from the great upper lakes forms a river of three-fourths of a mile in width, and then being suddenly contracted, plung es over the rocks in two columns to the depth-ot 170 feet. The greatest cave in the world is the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, where any one can make a voyage on the wa ters of a subterranean river, and catch fish without eyes. The greatest river in the world is the Mississippi, 4,100 miles in length. The greatest valley in the world is the valley of the Mississippi. It con tains 500,000 square miles, and is one of the most fertile and profitable regions of the globe. The largest Lake in the world is Lake Superior, which is truly, an inland sea, being 449 miles long, and 1,000 feet dte greatest natural bridge in the world is the Natural Bridge over Cedar creek in Virgnia. It extends across a chasm eighty feet in width, 260 feet in depth, at the bottom otlwhich the creek flows. The greatest mass of iron in the world is the Iron Mountain of Missouri. It is 850 fee high and two miles in circuit. The largest single volume ever pub lished is Webster's Unabridged Dietion. -the biggest of the langeage-cos as much matter as six family Bibles. The largest qasedaet is the world is the Crots aqueduct is New Yrk. Its lenash ti forty miles and a be3 and its east twelve and a half million . dl lamr