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THE MONTANA POST.
. Newnpaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of %Montana xMerritory.
\<)I. ., NO. .;!. HELENA. MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1869. WHOLE NO. 230
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The Montana Post.
SIILI . - EDII()R
o Editor and Manager
1'., .,.i.'n" rigned the Tenure of
> 4iazlid Pay us thirteetn
* i thiis Continhnt.
I:"" Ml.-xican gnovernuien:
1Ltr-tI'ran& he recalled.
I in W\asihington tle
" ý, : r, -4'onvuntu the 11 .t ton
: writing a series of Rcfsi
a"1 valuiablle letters on
rals. trothi llele*L~a to the~
V .n ili-patch say- there isi
t:'. k t-cause Ashley's name
_ . u w.ith the other nomina
aL3t*" its lite was 1)t8itivt;
,n t.tr 4 ,vternor of Montana
1 'rant has tw.o Massachu%
- .. !, li'.j (alilntt. lie Mtould Dot
"t\%v 'le.rrito)rial liovernors
* . ·pr."v tit thf nlouliuatiouIt.
:.:,1k 7 1' , tijt,ý,1 iiliagitlt5 Us
;, \% ; I ºon t' 'l'ak"" c'i~w iil
totht Ii r wile, ior t ake a.
t} i '' t iiir i Iiiaynatio!1 to
.,: '.11 oulr cointi ion reuse.
mi' loth~erst.-i-la-it .t.rt ea llaW
r! ý!u is it curious thing to han
'iiir toosls who rush iii
;t" r To tientf- lii k. 7,'ten
S1IjI'Ii" 'l'n~t rush in. elit
u ' i w"r.t a littl- it.lt- lj-ked
1 7t- Ottht a:. Iit) e~asV.. a ptir
.tu.i-bvd ~t~ilS "nan of (;4er
rd't ani ettai V war in E;urop .
ar 't ni iii i.," Fralice anid the Papal
r ha1 Y. with Austria as a rs
;' .i Prssa w hvit-1 may 1
-1i r ar' -,ah t~e 1)" jettly but uti
;ýr"t.,ý ' 1i:1. zu1 l Ow elerr v are tlhe
u!: wer. .11r-) nos of thii.e it its
iri !i .il " iniin'earkiiign recently for
eti \Icleahlen sraid to t he
;. ..:, IL e,'eItUliifi(l himtii to tlik*
r I ,1il ar sO( retulrn. fibre tllt
Mv the canrnon wi-ill have
r" ~u th"- ecmk, of' tli.i hlleine
S.eh'4t thee l)an uhe
1.it tair..wel!." use~d the word
cr!il1~111" tbiertv.eeit tithes. aueel thc
ti- cut ,nal .l.-v ei titlwei'.
:."ln, a1 ilk o h o-nat they'v hate to hear it namtedI
1! 111 bo. oh nson re~veredl it. so
ha' a1 11 nstritutional hatred for .
1 r, ,l, t t ha~t it w~as Johensoin
..When you hear a man Prate
11" stit ution. s-pot hixie- lie ' a 1 ati th lxit
'iI IETEENTRH INF.IFATRV.
u": men ,t the Thirteenth Infantry
.,i rt;i:ain in Montana, the regimental
.nnl!annler being instrlcted to report
' n.ll, l.r of men required to recruit
.. rtegi.ent to the maximum. Colonel
'!:ii . det Trobriand is a Frenchman
Y i,,rth and an accomplished gentleman
,s,,1ier. lie was a Brigadier and
.I.er (.e-neral by Brevet in the volun
"*,.r e-r'vice.. and clhief of arrillery under
-ici:. Ie" was appointed Colonel of the
:" liiment trom New York State
;-v "2. l`;16. and is transferred to the
:i unider ti. ). No. 17. Lieut. colonel
o.nry A. Miorrow is a nativeof Virginia;
.'es appointed from Michigan as Lieut.
,lone! in 1`4,i. and transterred to the
':th Infantrv March 2d. 1,i67. He was
MVjortiene;ral in the volunteer service.
Major llolºert 5. la Motte is a PenusylS
anian by birth, was appointed from
ilt!aware as Captain in May 1861, was
ir:rvei.te t, Major, and now has full rank.
:" hLas been stationed at Fort Ellis. M.
.. .:nce that post was established and.
- A erv highly esteemed in the army and
t The orders we have seen do not
ive tihe assignment of linepfficer's.
NOT "'TO THE MASNOR MoRN."
!'residelnt Grant is reported to have
'as,, that where competent men could
-e tuund in the 'rerritories he would
.v,. tihem precedence for the principal
i. zeutive oficies. It so, he has either
ai iad luck. believed he discovered a
Tun t.nable deficiency of comwtent per
.n.. or did not "fight it out on that
:me this summer, the Governors, so far
- appointed, being with one eceptuor.
*trangers to the Territories to which
. !Yy are named. Mr. Ashley's ame as
Inaily gone to the Senate-Idaho sad
,ah alone remain to be providad for.
roru all reports, (ieneral P. E (Connor
.as a strong influence nto his favor for
,- I tab Governorship, but his appoint
aent is not more likely than that of
Saudidates from the other Territories
-Lo- had the support of their pary.
'nAnor is just the man for the plae,
'lut would be bitterly opposed by the
•lrmouioi, and their delegate ia Cam.
: .rte.Mr. Hooper, who Is, washer
"t rangely, one of the most populat snd
t1,i'nntlal delegates to (rna.res.
CONIN ECTI UT kELt,,1ION .
1'he despatch!es indicate that the Re
publicans have carried the Governorship,
and have certainly elected two of the
four Congressmen. This was scarcely
expected by our friends. In 1868 English
beat Jewell for Governor 176.5 votes, and
the fact that the Legislature elected on
Monday. votes on the Constitutional
Amendment, would call out every ener
gy and vote of the Democracy. Ex
' Senator Dixon was even placed in nomi
nation in the First District, in place of
Hubbard, to strengthen the ticket, but
Strong has come out strong and victori
ous against him. The Democrats have
three of the four Congressmen in the
-l4th ('ongress and have lost one in the
contest. The following are the respec
tivet tickets as submitted.
;,rv..rnor .........Marshall Jewell Jau E English
-l..rtt. (;o .. F . % yland Eph H i de
Se 'y State......... 11 Appleto I. E Pease
reasurer ......... I) P Nicbols E S M.sely
t'.,mpltrouler .........J W MS*nning Jesse Olney
Dibst. ....... J L Strong James I)ixon
II ............S \ Kellogu J F Bab.ek
II............ 11 II Starkweather A Converse
SIV. ........S B B Berdsley W II Barnum
The telegrams state that Lorenzo B
Lyman, a well known Republican is ap
plxinted, and lie is probably confirmed
Register of the Land Office at Helena,
vice 0I. B. 'HBannon. Mr. Lyman is a
resident of Gallatin Valley, near Boze
man, where he has been engaged in
ranching. lie was formerly of Madison,
"1 isconsin, where he studied and prac
ticed law. We understand he had the
suppolt of the Wisconsin and Michigan
('ongressional delegations for the office.
Mr. O'Bannon retires from the office uni
versally eeteemed by men of all parties,
as a faithful, efficient officer, an affable,
courteous and worthy gentlemen.
Against him we have heard no word of
disparagement during his official career
in Helena. and he has the satisfaction !
of having discharged the, at times, diffi-'
cult duties of his office, honestly, impar
tially and satisfactorily. The surveys
having been begun but two years since, I
and progressing slowly, he has had
the cnres incident to an organization of
the l)epartment and but little of that
remuneration pertaining to an estab,
lished office where the surveys are well
forward and the entries frteiuent We
trust his successor will be as efficient in
the discharge of duty and better com
Mies EI.IZA VAN LEW, recently ap
pointed Post Mistress at Richmond,
Virginia, was not "a spy of the Union
Army' as reported, but a resident of
Richmond, who did great kindness to
the Union soldiers confined in Libby
prieon, by sending them books, clothing
for the naked, and food for the sick and
famishing. While ('aptain Todd (a
brother of Mrs. Lincoln) was in com%
mtand of the prison, these were captured"
us contraband and she subjected to pers
secution. but on the succession of ('ap
tain Gibbs, an old army otlicer,her kind.
netses were allowed, and she was even
permitted to have removed to her house
from the crowded, filthy, prison, Hon.
c'alvin Iluson, who was dying of typhoid'
fever. When he was dead he was
buried in the burial lot of the Van
Lews, and a womans' heart prompted a
wonians' hand to plant flowers upon the
grave, 'ere his kindred knew he was
dead. It was for heroism snch as this
she was remembered and rewarded, and
in no instance has the government bet.
ter demonstrated its gratitude to the'
loyal and worthy, than by the appoint
TIE DARtIEN CANAL.
It does not appear certain that the
Cushing canal across the Isthmus is to.
be built, notwithstanding the treaty and
the New York capitalists standing ready
to shovel one hundred millions out of
their gold bags. True, the treaty is
made, and it is a grand project, but the
Congress of Columbia has not ratified it,
and what is more, cannot. That Govy
ment guaranteed to the Panama Rail.
road Company that it would not build,
or permit others to build, a canal across'
the Isthmus within certain boundaries
while the Railroad charter exists, with,
out the consent of the Railroad Com
pany. That guarantee covers the only
practicable route for a canal. The Rail
road Company has a good thing, and is
not likely to sacrifice it. It is further
stated the Cushing negotiations were in
the Railroad interest, and it was not
proposed to build a canal, only to fore
stall any movements by other parties.
The failure is one more argument in
favor of Pacific Railroads.
- . . . . . . . .
CONNECTICUT has done nobly, and
joins the Republican phalanx of free
dom. English, the popular capitalis:
Scandidate of Democracy is beaten .500
votes, a gain of 2,300 for the Republi
cans in twelve months- Dixon. the Sen
atorial god of the unterrified, who
stretched his limbs in the Congressional
race is laid out cold. Last year the Des
mocracy had 23 majority on joint ballot
in the Legislature; this year the Repub
can majority will be 27, insuring the
adoption of the Costittitutional amend
ment. The Democratic party is thor
Soughly demoralized everywhere as n10
dicated by the elections, and in another
twelvemonth there will be little left of
it save the name, and surely, after the
mire it has been dragged through,
'Twookd nel as neet hy any other.
The Pope has refused the ox-Queen
Mary of Naples a divorce from her hlae
"Thus do all traitem;
I f their psrgation did coasie im wurds.
They are all innocent as grace itsalf."
While bad men live, the possible
depth of infamy to which 'they may
sink cannot be fathomed. The more
utterly depraved and blackened with
crime, the more brazen-faced are they
in their assertions of innocence and as
saults upon those against whom they
have sinned. 'We have a remarkable
instance of this in Andrew Johnson.
He has been a traitor to everything un
der heaven but his own selfish vanity ;
to the Democracy that lifted him from
a tailor's bench to legislative halls; to
the negroes, whose Moses he promised
to be; to the party who gave him the
second office in the nation, and to Booth
who gave hint the first; to the princi"
plea he espoused. to the friends who
sacrificed themselves for him, and tohis
country. His Knoxville speech has vin
dicated impeachment, and shown that
his tongue only refused utterance to the
traitorous venom of his heart during
his administration, because utterance
would have been conviction and re
moval. The allegations that he pro
nounced Congress a treasonable body
were then denied, and he eoered his
repudiation scheme in his last Message
with a mass of verbiage to, render it un
indictable. But now, no longer an otfi
cer, he boldly proclaims himself the
enemy of this Government. He wishes
the Government could not have bor
rowed a dollar to carry on the war. The
inevitable result of that would have been
the success of the rebellion, and in view
of that fact he uttered it. He pronounces
in favor of a monarchy over our Ameri
can Government, proving the charges
of Republican papers that lie was en
deavoring to revolutionize this country
into an absolutism. He shows his hands,
crimsoned with the blood of thousands,
and black with the inkstains of Mrs.
Sirratt's death warrant, and claims from
the loyal and disloyal that he has
washed his hands though the "damned
spot" will not "out." lie stultfies him
self by claiming "his honors have not
been gained through the blood of
wounded soldiers." and denouncing the
bond-holders whose crime is, as he says.
that they "dil not shed a drop of blood
for the country.' lie will retire to pri
vate life iuerely because he cannot suc
cessfullycompetewitX Scokes an I "'in
dicate his natie State from obloquy,"
though he was its only arbitrary Mili
tary (iovernor, and is
Ejected out of Church and State.
And all thing. but the people's ha:..
le asks to vindicate his record: Does
lie remember when Mrs. Surratt was
condemned, and by his order, to be
hanged-that his servants drove from
his doors, by his orders, her anguish
stricken daughter. craving a hearing;
closed his ears to a woman's appeal for
mercy, and that he pardoned Mudd, her
accomplice, Martin, the contessel Boston
Bank thief for years, Randall, who stole
thousands from the Portland letters,
the Depuys, of New York, for whisky
frauds, Jeff. Davis. that he offered $100,
1)00 reward for and denounced Grant for
his leniency toward . Does lie realize
that he was inaugurated drunk : that
his whole administration was a debauch
Does he know that oblivion would be
mercy to him, and that he made a fear%
ful mistake the other day when he did
not die ? If he does not, he should.
1 t]ERRTORIAL UOVZrrN RMn.
Among the appointments for Govern%
ors we notice A. P. K. Safford for Arizo
na. Mr. Safford is a New Hampshire
man, about forty years of age, and has
been on the Pacific coast a number of
years. He was a member of the Cali
fornia Legislature during the liwin.
Broderick embroglio. and was identified
with the former. lie has been a resi
dent of Nevada for several y ars, sand
held the office of Surveyor (ienepl of
that State until his recent appointment.
He is one of the keenest politicians of
that State, and a right-hand man of
Senator Stewarts'. General John A.
Campbell, Governor of W'yoming, is
from the same State as Mr. Ashley, a
native of Columbiana county, Ohio, and
belongs to one of the staunch old
families who constitute "the Scotch Set
tlement," near 1Vellsville. He served
gallantly during the war, and we antic.
Ipate, will make one of the best Terri
torial Governors. Alvan Flanders, Gov
ernor of Washington Territory, is from
the same State as Governor Safed-
New Hampshire-aged about forty ;
learned his politics and trade as a ma
chinist in Boston, and went to Callfor'
nia in 18L. He was one of the found·
me ot the Tires, was in the legislature
in '61; was Register at Hambondt, Cal.,
in '62, and was eoected as a RepubBeaa
to the 40th Congremas, his term e*
March 4th. Mr. Burbank, for
is unknown to us.
The Cheyenne Lcai r gives this ver
sion of the shooting story: "Maggie
Mcormick, an Omaha prostitute, had
her life saved by a glans eye, which
I turned the bullet fror.: the pistol of an
other woman with whom she was Ight
ing." We hope Mag. Mc'ormick is not
killed. Falleu though she wa , arsu%
ing a life of shamue, and one tbateews
papers hold themselves bound to speak
Sof only to condemn, hundredd ea Mon
tanians will attest that she Obver turaed
a deaf ear to the appeals of &arlty, and
Swas unostentatious in her genaerety
and kindness to her fellow creatres.
Catlin, the prairie traveler aud arti,
has communicated to Trubmer's Amrt
can and Oriental Literary Record the ea.
rious fact-if it should prove to be tfee
-that a great river, "larger the the
Mislas-ppl," flows under the Reeky
Moantains! Mr. Catlin is abhet to sk
mit the evidence while he hab eolleted
in favor of this stattiug hypotkdts to
I 1W TU' Y ] ol sU IOw.
With suicidal consistincy, in these
later years, the Democracde party deems
it its duty to espouse everything despic
able, and the cause of every man who
has proven a traitor to his country.
Since its leaders went over to rebellion
the poor leaderless rank and file of the
north has worshiped them as devoutly,
as they blindly followed them before,
and sacrificed in their constancy to trait
ors their honor, power and life, Where
is the democratic paper that has ever ai
word to say against the disloyal: « here
is one that has not surchiarged its col
nmna with violent denunciation and
fieree invective of the leaders and massei
of Relpublicanism-a party that staid
with the banners when democracy aban
doned them in '64. and has been for
years the only loyal political organization
in the United States? It is suicidal, and
the result of the last l'residential ele
tlor, involving issues, that would have
thrown this country into the hands of
the democracy it it had not been so
avowedly and notoriously disloyal,
proves it. The trouble is, it has no lead
ers, no live, loyal, uniting principles
a mere disorganized mass of factions, and
is run by every body, on tangents, to
every othtr body's disgust. When the
Chicago i"n,.s, sagaciously advised
them to go after the colored vote, that
paper was voted a renegade. Had they
done it they would have been in power
to-day. and power is all they want
When the New York IIr,,lrd argued a
platform of vitality, loyalty anti Lonesty
that would have elected Chase, Brick
Pomeroy rushed his I.,,n,'er,it over to
Printing House Square and the Iorld
was shoved on a back seat. When
leading men or leading papers now at
tempt to cut the party loose from such a
dead weight renegade as Johnson, they
find it impolwwible to choke off a thou
sand and one little newspaper leeches
anld and one little newspaper leeches
that hang to his treason swollen veins.
gorging themselv-es on the dainty feast. i
and the result is halt the party is virtu
ally committed to him and his crimes. t
They love it and will have i t, it it can be
had, and Johnson has as much of the a
poison in him as any man unhung. ''lThe
Idaho World denounces Johnson,. the
Helena Gtzeutte idolizes him. The Idaho 1
Wnrld says: "We can find no place in I
which he hesitated to violate the con
stitution when it could have served his I
own aggrandizement:" The (;Ga'tt says
"he, is the champion of the people and t
the democracy will rally around the old
chieftain." 'The i'earld charges him t
with "signing the ldeath warrant of Mrs. (
Surrat like a Neon Sabib or l)ahomey
and refusing her daughter to plead for s
respite or pardon:" The (;GazUtt pleads t
that he dare not meet "the mad clamor t
of the Uadicals." The (tazette intimates
that Preston King refused Anna Surrat '
admittance to Johnson. Pray, when
was he usher to Johnson ? Diil "the I
mad clamor of Radicals" prevent him
from pardoning scores of felons, "swing
ing t:te circle," defeating reconstruction;
protecting whisky rings, appointing reb
els, or any other of the "old chieftains" t
antics. Did he not treacherously sell r
out the democratic party that made him?
Does he serve anybody but Andy John.
son? Is he not an ingrate, an apostate
and a drunkard? Being all these is he
not the very beau ideal of democracy'
We are glad you like him; Love him,
serve him, deify him, and you will all
be united beyond the Styx. It is corn
in our bushel.
The 4 neriean Journal of Mininyg ed
ted by R. W. Raymond, Commissioner
of Mining Statistics, in an editorial ar
ticle reviews the character of the forth.
coning Report. The Report treats of
the present condition of mining indus
try, nad the relations of governments to
mining. The work is only preliminary,
intended to suggest rather than discuss,
but will be followed this year by one
comprehensive and detailed as possible.
We presume from the Commissioner's
temarks that the Report on Montana is
the meet complete in the work. We
feel grattld by the assurance that it is
"a good des uption." When an New
YPek leat fall we ealled on Mr. Raymond
on his reues from the Padle Coast, mad
banad n.ear .ents were made for a
Repust of Melttes. It was about to go
by deralt, as it will be noticed other
Territeores have, beause there was no
--.. _ia*so made t, resompean any
--Ase ~rp a it, a the cmis.
o--ar was uashtiaf d lo-eves proes
-s a rsi-n as. We boliev d thene
- supetest gest3~e who would
Ive their esevYes grasulte..y ~qther
---n -m this, sad the bier wasJ.s.
isi by r. in Umskssesad Kosod
IE. di LW ..siy aoopsi. the
t** Thbr ther les ***R epar a
well no one will douut. Beside thie large
edition ordered by Congress, an edition
is being issued in New York, copies of
which can be had at $1.50 each by ad
dressing the .Iournal ,f .lfjidiq. Thel
following fromn the t'omissio)er give
the localities treated:
A few remarks on some of the most
important mining districts of ('alifornit:
an essay on tile condition and prospects
of the Comstock mines,; an account of
the new districts of Eastern Nevada tin'
cluding White Pine:) a word only upon
Arizona and Utalh; a good description,
byv Messrs. Eaton,Ke-yes. and .1l Lacy, of
Montana; a chapter of the mineral rec
sources of the Isthmus ot Panama: a
very briet report on a few mines in Ida%
ho, by Mr. Ashburner: nothini at all
about New Mexico. \Vaslhlngtomn and
Oregon-this is the whole.
'['he following general order has !,Pe u
issued by the 1Var department:
V.\IllNt ,Tor N I.'iTY. I). C'. º
March 10, 1469.
In copifiilance, with section 2 of the
act of ('ongress. entitled "An act tiaks
ing appropriations for the support ,t the
army for the year ending June 30, 15:0,
and for other purposes. " approved March
3, 18 059, the infantry of the army will be
consolidated into twenty-live r.giments.
as follows: The 43rd regiment will be
consolidated with the Ist and 1Ithi reg
iunent"s the second hall of the 2;th reg
iment with the 3rd: the :;Oth regiment
with the 4th; half of the 27th regiment
with the -3th: the 42nd regiment with
the 6lth: the :1ith regiment with the 7th:
the 33rd regiment with the 8th; tihe
27th regiment with the 9th: the 22nd
regiment with the 10th: the 24th regi
mnent with the 29th, and will thereafter!
be designated as the 1 th: the 45th reg
iment with the 14th: the 3.3th regiment
with the 15th; the 11th regiment with
the 34th. and thereafter will be desig
nated as the 16lth; the 4ith regiment
with the 17th; the 23th regiment with
tLe 1Sth: the 2,th regiment with the
19th; the 32nd regiment with the 21st:
the :1ist regiment with the 22nd; the
3:;th regiment with the -l 1st. and thlere!
after will be designated as the 24t>>; the
39th regiment with the 40th, and i here
after it will be designated as the 25th.
2. The field officers of the 25th regi
ment will be selected hereafter, and
will I.h announced in general orders
from the headquarters ot the army.
:3. The senior company oflicersot each
grade present for duty with any tro(
regiments to be consolidated and lit for
active service, will be the officers of the
consolldated regiment. 'Th'le superncum
merarv otflhers will be ordered to their I
hou()i.tr' to await further orders, and su
,ºernu:nerarv nion cotnmissioned olfficers
will he honorably discharged. unless
they elect to remain in the ser' ice at a
4. The places of all otlicers ,o the first i
twenty-five regiments, % h,) are absent
from their regiments on deetached ser.
vice. leave of absence or othelrwise, more
than thirty days, will b1, regarded va
cant, and be filled as provided for above.
:5. All vacancies that imayv hereafter
occur in the twent-tfive inlantry regi
ments will be filled by assignmentt s of
the senior officers of the same grade
from the list of offticers awaiting orders.
Gi. No new enlistments will 'b made
until the number of men is reducsed to
the maximumn number authorized by
law for the twentyfivce regimen:s. but
re-enlistments will continue to be made
in the twenty-five authorized according
to existing regnlations.
7. ('ommandingotlicers of the veteran
reserved regiments. are authorized to
grant honorable discharges on applica
tion to any of the enlisted men of their
regiments· who are unfit for active ser
(Signed) J. M. 5 one:Lu.
Sec'y of War.
By co.. mand of General Sherman.
A correspondent of the Boston Jou,'r
nrl, speaking of Queen Victoria, says:
As a sovereign, she is the hardest work
ed woman in England. Her official du
ties commence at seven o'clock in the
morning, one hour before breakfasst
Wherever she is, dispatches are sent
daily in by messengers, who ride in first
class cars, bearing what is called bas
kets. The papers from all the depart
ments are submitted to her. These bas
kets are dark morocco boxes about one
foot in length. These are sent from
Downing street, the Admiralty, the
Home Department, the Head of the Ar
my, idr. Each basket is locked by the
Minister who sends it. A card hanging
from the inside contains the name of the
Minister. Every train to Windsor, Bal
moral and Osborne, carries messengers
with these boxes. The Queen and the
Minister alone can unlock them. All
these documents have to be read by her,
for she signa nothing which she does
not read. Every bill, act, treaty, docu
ment, petition, or paper requiring her
name, are subject to her personal atten
tios. Her Majesty is admitted to be
see of the best business women in the
Each day's business s ma
inSed befles the day closes. Usually,
the -mn- m waits sad takes the bas.
ket, labedby Her Majesty, back to the
Miniter tresm whom it came. The
Queen hlds a reedy pea, and carries an
her al eorrespodenmoe. whieh is
MWemy She Se her he
an their r gionstralS has
been tshe objeet of mesh oliett.de sad
am. ar tavsite~ pastime at DSlmoal
is m thepor, the lowly sad the
whem she u talks, rads, prays,
mad eias, t ld, mosey, ani
tlit td et her rgaud.
Ths is so anmer againest tate.
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Mumen Nalral RHetory.
itY .1)511 JIIT.JIN(;.s.
1LE 1_:.-T-'Ihe smallest animal of the
brut, creation. and the most pe.kv. is
'rThey are about the bigness ov an on
ion seed. and shine like a bran new shot.
'lhey spring from low places, and can
spring further and faster than enny ov
the bug brutes.
They Ite was than the muskeetoze,
for they hit. on a run. one flea will go
aul over a man's suburbs. in 2 minnits.
and leave him as freckled as the mea.
It is impossible to ao anything well
with a lea on you except sware, and
tleas ain't atraid of that: the only way
is to quit bizuess ov all kinds and hunt
for the flea, and when you have found
hint he ain't there. This is one of the
tflea mysteries, the takulty they have of
being entirely lost jist aa you have
I don't sup)poset there is ever killed,
on an average,. during enny one year.
more than 1i; fleas in the whole ov the
Inited States ov America, unless there
is a casualty of some kind-once in a
while there, is a dog gits drowned sud
den, and then there may be a few fleas
'lhev are abo)ut az hard to kill az a flax
seed iz, and if yon don't mash them as
fine as ground pepper they will start
bizuess on a smaller kapital jist as pes
tivTrod)tts as e'er.
There iz lots orv people who have
never seen a flea, and it takes a pretty
smart nL:,n to see- one ennyhow: they
don't stay long in a place.
It you ever ketch a flea, kill him Ibe
fire you da: ennything else: for if you
(!o put it off 2 minnits, it may be too
lenuy a a tfla has passed away forever
in less than 2 minnits.
lPreeident Granl. in re;ply to an appli%
cation by an Ohio reresentative for the
appointment of tihe lion. .. M1 Aahley,
who has the endor.-neent of the entire
Republican dellegation, as (.or. of Mon
tana, said that it was his intention to
select the nominees for that and other
like 1positions. tron the residents of the
Territories the? reek :o govern, when
proper men c.nu he found. This decis
ion, however, is not expected to inter
ftre in the c"a,,, of (;en. 'anipbell as
(overnor of 1Vvomnn;..- . Y. 7'.riut,,
I(en. ('amllpbll, who is said to have
dibtanced Mr. Ashl,: i. tlh, race for the
(iovernorshlp of the 'Territory of Wyo%
ming, is quite a young man, a gallant
soldier, and a most capable staff officer.
It is doubtless to (ien. Schofield's ap
preciation of his services in this capacity
that he owshis p)rJpective appointmen.
IHt is entirely unknoa n in politics, but
he served with intelligent fidelity under
Schofield in the civil administration in
Virginia, and was left to close up the
business of his ('hief there, after the
latter was made Secretary of War. He
has for songc, time past been on duty in
tlhe War )epartment.--/.
The miany friends of Ilion. John T'itus,
formerlv Chief Justice of Itah, will be
please5d, with ourselves, to learn that he
hlas just received the appointment of
Chiet .Justiceof Arizona. This isa well
mueriteJ honor. .Judge Titus occupied
the bench in Utah from early in 1855
till March, ItS6, and labored with all
earnestness to enforce the Nation's laws.
But finding this impossible under the
circumstances, and being refused the
support promised by the late President,
A. .Johnson, he resigned rather than
continue to witness the disgrace of his
country while powerless to prevent it.
lie is known as an upright Judge, a firm
and incorrutible patriot, one of the few
wlhonm Brigham Young could neither
bouy, bully, or entrap. We hail his ap
pointment to the Chief Justiceship of
Arizona as an indication that the new
administration purposes to honor
faithful mernt.--rrdt Lake R;,portcr.
There are 213 widows in Omaha and
693 spinsters. All the former and two,
thirds of the latter are in market.
There are no widows in Helena but
"States widows," and they are all under
bond till the boating season begins.
Spinsters can be counted on one's anng
ere, but not married on less than a hun
dred thousand dollars and as many feet
The Common Council of bioux City
have granted to Dr. A. Hunt, of that
place, the exclusive privilege of supply
ing the town with gas for the next thirty
years. The Doctor is to have the gas
ready to light up with whenever Sioux
City contains 7,500 inhabitants. The
population at present is not far from
The following is published as a true
matrimonial census of Portland: "Run
away wives, 94; runaway husbands, 194;
married persons legally divorced, 347;
living in open warfare, 1,445; living in
private misunderstandmng, 1.106; mutu
ally indifferent, 4,603; regarded as near
ly happy, 264; happy, 90; perfectly hap
py, 9; total, 8,088.
At the sale of lots in Corinne, on the
27th nit., some sold as high as $600,
Harry Creigton paying that for one.
Under the Sunate resolution permitting
the President to locate the junction, It
may be the city yet.
Massa.tts has a velocipede fever,
sad and in one town they have actually
turned a Methodist church into a "ve
A Philadelphian has taken out a
patent for the ma aaetnure of wooden
shirt bossms, the material being the
same as that now useed in papering
The ealst amount of curreIcy now in.
lsculationa i this country is $743,90),