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LETTER FROM OHIO.
(lied Journey from Helena to tbe Railroad -Passage of the Halad Bange on a Hormon Bob-sled— A N» de S« R* R« Palace Car Preferred—Winter in Ohio -Farmers Foddering «heir Stock—De struction of a Noted Landmark Some of the Genial Influences of Civilization—Coming Home Soon. Jefferson, Ohio, April 23, 1873. To the Editor of the Herald. A journey from Helena, Montana, to Jef ferson, Ohio, furnishes a long subject to write about, and, as 1 view it, that is its only merit. The first fifteen hundred miles of the trip is an utter desolation, and the remaining five hundred, at this time of the year, is an ocean of mud, water, suow and rain. A ride from Helena to Corinne is not much sought after as a pleasure trip any time of year, and I could not conscientiously recommend it in April, when the condition of the roads over the ranges require the use of ordinary lum ber wagons in order to make any progress at all. I could not complain of the roads much of the way,- and over the Pleasant valley and Malad divides the conveyances were the best the roads would permit of, there being much snow to encounter. When we reached the Marsh Valley station the coach from Corinne had not arrived yet, and a3 there was likely to be several hours delay, my companion, Mr. C., and myself thought we could work our own way over the Malad range, and reach Kinna's station, and so secure a good night's rest. We were helped over the range by the aid of saintly hands. They belonged to a Latter Day »Saint, and were used in driv ing a span of horses attached to one section of a bob sled of the same persuasion, three feet square without any seat. Upon this primitive structure, Mr. C., my seit and the saint journeyed in safety over the snows of the Malad range. I am not going to tell you all tiie incidents ui that journey, for when we were in the midst of it we met several Montana gentlemen, who 1 presume will de light in giving a description of our appear ance as we neared Kinna's station. I tlrnk a few rides from Corinne to Mon tana will have a strong tendency to convince the most obdurate that a railroad connecting Montana with the world would be beneficial in every sense of the word. Indeed, I can not see that the country is good for anything but for railroad purposes. A railroad would almost build itself along the Snake, Beaver head, and Jefferson rivers. From Ogden to within two hundred miles of Omaha, there was continuous snow along the line of the railroad, and from Omaha to Ohio it was very wet and muddy, much wa ter remaining on the surface of the ground. The spring here is very backward ; the ground is wet, and tha roads exceedingly muddy. For the last month it has rained al most constantly. I hage great faith that the sun continues to shine, but I could not testify to the fact, not having had the pleasure of seeing it but two or thrèe times since my re turn to Ohio. The farmers here are still obliged to fodder their stock, and when I tell them how' nicely cattle and horses have lived in Montana all winter without any feed except that of their own procuring, if I had not an excellent rep utation for truth and veracity, I do not think they would believe me. The winter here was the severest ever known. Only within a few days have the November snows disappeared, and the roads are almost impassable. Nor yet have the farmers plowed any ground this spring. Last Friday evening the old family mansion of Joshua IL Giddiugs burned io the ground. It was a fine, large building, embowered in a grove of trees, and for fifty years bad been one of the laud marks of Jeffersoh. Many are the memories that cluster around this old residence, and its destruction brings grief to many hearts. I am enjoying the genial influences of civ ilization. Among them are maple syrup, good old Ilhode Island green apples, and ap ple dumplings made to perfection. I really enjoy the everlasting mud. It looks natural, and it seems to have au affection for my poor clothes. There is one little drawback to all this felicity, the city fathers have entirely prohibited the sale in this village of any kind of spiritous liquors ; not even beer is allowed, and, if I am not mistaken, hard cider is pro hibited, and to the longing, thirsting soul w'ho has resided in Montana for two years, this state of things is a little peculiar at least. The warm greeting of friends and old neighbors fully repays a journey to Ohio,, but I shall soon leave them for my home in the mountains. From Sau Francisco. San Francisco, May 4.—There have been no new demonstrations against the Modocs or of the Modocs against the troops. Lieut. Eagan will probably leave for San Francisco in a few days. Battaries A and K are to work the mortars in the future. Davis and Hardie are on the field, as also Schofield's artist, sent to take views of the lava bed. A meeting of the officers was held at head quarters and resolution« • were passed in re spect to the memory of the officers killed in the last fight. Lieut. Sherwood's body ar rived here on Monday and will be Liken hence to Buffalo. Oakes Aines Itrack wilh Paralysis. Boston, May 6.-Oakes Ames was attacked by paralysis at 5 o'clock last evening at his residence, in North Easton, and remains un conscious. The symptoms are dangerous in tlie extreme. Ames lias not attendea tô busi ness since Tuesday last, but was at his office on Wednesday, when he was advised to go home for rest Cincinnati May 8.—Judge Doniphan, Cir cuit Judge of Bracken County, Kentucky, at Augusta yesterday of apoplexy. MONTANA LEGISLATURE. EXTRAOHDIOIRY SESSION, 1813. [specially reported for tiie herald.] Virginia City, May 1.—In the Council, the special committee, to whom was referred Bullock's railroad bill, reported back a sub stitute, in substance as follows : At the next regular election there shall be submitted to the voters of Madison, Jefferson and Galla tin counties, a proposition to subscribe stock to a railroad company to the amount of 13 per cent, of all the taxable property in the respective counties. Also a like proposition to tho voters of Meagher, to take 10 per cent, of the stock. Also a like proposition to the voters of Lewis and Clarke county, to take 20 per cent, of the stock. Two per cent, of said stock to be paid when the railroad reaches the respective counties, to be ascer tained by the assessor's first annual return thereafter. The remainder to be paid when the railroad shall be fully completed; the counties to receive stock to the amount of their subscription ; the County Commission ers to meet at a certain time and designate to which railroad company the counties shall subscribe the stock. The bill provides for the manner of the election ; of making returns ; of issuing the stock, and all the necessary proceedings in carrying out the object of the subscription. It provides that all taxes received from the railroad and its property shall be paid into the county treasuries in proportion to tbe amount of their respective subscriptions, to be applied in paying the interest thereon. It is hoped this bill will pass. It is regarded with much favor, but the experience of the past few days has shaken our faith in the promises of law-makers. The Council defeated the bill repealing the alien law'. It w'as expected that the bill would pass. The House killed the bill providing for subscription to tbe capital stock of railroad companies. It was moved to refer to a special committee to amend or modify it, and the motion was voted down. Rogers then moved to reject the bill, which w'as carried. Tlie following is the vote : Yean. —Aiken, Alger, Brown, Coleman, Curtis, Dean, Emerson, Harrington, Kennedy, Kerley, Mallory, Mead, McCauley, Sutton, Tate and the Speaker—10. Nays. —Carmichael, Chessman, Dusold, Ezekiel, Hartwell, Ileldt, O'Keefe, Sanders and Stafford—0. Ezekiel and Sanders opposed the motion, and Rogers, Coleman, Mead and Emerson favored it. Rogers w'as the leader in the op position to the railroad enterprise in the House. Tlie anti-rllilroad men are jubilant over an oration to the Gov ernor by A. M. YVoolf oik, bitterly opposing the present railroad enter prise, stating that four-fifths of the people of Lewis and Clarke are opposed to it, and urg ing the Governor to act against it. This letter is very actively advertised here, and is answering the purpose intended by the writer, and will defeat all legislation on the subject. If the citizens of Helena are thus to be misrepresented with impunity, they de serve none of the benefits to be derived from railroad communications with the East. Virginia City, May 6.—Both houses have done little business the past two days except to consider and pass the railroad bill. It will go to the Governor to-day. Woolf oik's letter in the Gazette reached here this morning. It excited more ridicule than his letter to the Governor. Every one here declares it too thin. Having caused him to apologize and explain, we can assure you his letter to the Governor has been a subject of sport and laughter on the streets ever since, and his communication to the Gazette completed the acrobatic joke and furnished additional amusement. Both houses will remain in session until the Governor returns both railroad bills. lew Fork News. New York, May 4.— The funeral services of the late Jas. Brooks took place this after noon at Grace church, the Rev. Henry C. Potter, D. D., assisted by Robert Holden, officiating. Ever since the arrival of his body from Washington it had lain in state in the right aisle of the church and w r as view ed by crowds of citizens. The casket containing the remains was of massive rosewood, orna mented with silver. The floral decorations were beautiful. The church was crowded, and among those present were representatives from all the prominent journals. The at taches of the JSxprexs newspaper attended in a body. Several members of Congress were present, as also delegations from Tammany, the Arcadian Club, and other organizations. By the express desire of the family of the deceased all attempt at display was omitted. The following gentlemen acted tiß pall-bearers: Richard Schell, Cornelius Dubois, Royal Phelps, Horace F. Clark, Francis Skiddy, John D. Jones, George Opdyke and Wm. Tracey. At 2 p. m. the remains were taken to the high altar, when the solemn and im pressive service of the Episcopal church, ap propriate to the occasion, was performed. No funeral oration was pronounced. At the conclusion of the service the casket contain ing the body was carried down the main isle and placed in a hearse. The funeral proces sion then formed and passed along Broadway to Hamilton ferry. The streets in the neigh borhood were* lined with spectators. The remains were interred in Greenwood ceme tery in the family vault. Washington Intelligence* Chicago, May 3.—A Washington special says as soon as the President returns there will be a Cabinet meeting, w r hen the Indian question will be fully discussed, and some plan adopted to meet any outbreak of the savages that may occur this summer. Tlie President is expected here at the beginning of next week. In the meantime no new ar rangement will be made, either as regards the Modocs or other hostile tribes. Tim proposi tion has been made to hunt the Modocs from their stronghold in the lava beds with blood hounds, as was done in Florida during the Seminole war. This, however, finds no favor at the War Department, and is not likely to be adopted until all other means of dislodging them have failed. General Sherman regards this as he does the scalp bounty business— rather dishonorable warefare, even against so heartless and treacherous an enemy as the Modocs. There are officers of the army, however, who think it will be impossible to get the.Indians out of the lava beds in any other way. Senator Casserly had several interviews with General Sherman, and is satisfied that no effort will be spared at headquarters to enable Schofield to inflict upon Capt. Jack and his fellow savages a blow that will not soon be forgotten by them or other tribes on the Pacific odist. 'Gen. Sherman has no fears of a general Indian war. Terrible Bridge Calamity. Dixon, 111, May 4.—A terrible accident, in volving a fearful loss of life, occurred here this afternoon. The rite of baptism was be ing administered to a number of recent con verts to one of the Baptist Churches here at a point in Rock river just below the trestle iron bridge, and about two hundred per sons, including many ladies and a number of children, had gathwed on the bridge to wit ness the ceremony, when suddenly, without warning, the bridge gave way and precipi tated its living freight Into the stream below The scene which ensued was indescribably terrible, as the struggling victims vainly en endeavored to free themselves from the ruins of the bridge and from each other. Large crowds of people on the banks rushed wildly to and fro, many of them 60 distracted with terror as to be unable to render any assist ance. Others, more self possessed, speedily brought ropes, planks and boats, and went nobly to work to rescue the living and recover the dead. Some of those w'ho were on the bridge when it fell were so near the ends that they were able to reach the bank with out assistance, while others were fortunately within reach of those on shore, but up to 6 p. m. thirty-two dead bodies had been taken from the river. Midnight.—Up to this hour no other bodies of the victims of the bridge disaster have been discovered at this point, but several are reported to have been picked up at Sterling six miles below, and doubtless the swift cur rent has borne others even further down the river. The general estimate of the number of lost is from 90 to 100. It w'as stated in a previous dispatch that 32 bodies were recov ered from the wreck before dark. Five other bodies have floated past those engaged at the wreck, and have not yet been recovered There are therefore supposed to be at least fifty bodies still unfound. Most of them, it is thought, are under the wreck of the bridge. The bridge was of iron, of the Trucsdell pat tern, and had five spans elevated about twenty feet above tbe water, which, at this point, is from fifteen to twenty feet deep. Only two spans—the end spans—fell, the three middle spans standing, but in snefi a condition that it is thought they will fall when the wrèek of the end spans is cleared away. Chicago, May 5.—Among the killed by tbe; dreadful bridge disaster at Dixon, 111., yester day, w'ere Mrs. Gilman, mother of Lieut. B. II. Gilman, U. S. A., now stationed in Utah, and Bessie Rayne, a young daughter of Mrs. M. L. Rayne, editor of tlie Chicago Magazine, and w'ell known in journalistic circles in this city Dixon, 111., May 5.—Derricks were got in place by noon and five bodies were speedily recovered. The river banks iri tbe vicinity were lined with people all day. It is certain that there are other bodies beneath* the fallen spans. Forty-two bodies have already been recovered. The Coroner's inquest is in ses sion over the corpses. 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